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B. V. THOMAS, EDITOR.
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.The President's Veto Message
Ku tli ring of the olden timet, when tbe Const I
tat ion wat venerated for iu wisdom, aod adhered
to m the landmark of political rights nod tbe best
neurit; for popular liberty. ' For newly five year,
that Instrument bos either been regarded at n oh
rolet record, or m plaything, in the baodi of the
Radicals, with wbta te amuse the populuee, whilst
it letter and rpitU were violated whenever either
wat tuppoaed to interfere with the preconcerted
aroCTKWisn of the war.' Wo bad feared that a re
turn te eeeittitutloiinl government wat a very
remote, if not a bopelcs event ; tbts uicjuage, how-
rrr, not only revives our hope, but givca na the
assurance that the President, with firm purpose
and a steady hand, will cbecl IB rood career of
the destructive and restore tbe Union and tbe Con
tltutlon, as nearly as may be, to their etatue be.
fort tbe war. Relieved from painful doubt, we
aow breathe eusy,and instead of feeling railed opo
a combat every political heresy put forth by the
Radical majority In Congress, we shall let 'em rip
knowing that a power greater than theirs is ar
. rayed against lacaa, ana to which, tney most too
cumb sooner or later. The Soatb baa nothing to-
loose, now, by being unrepresented in Congress,
because all it could bope to achieve, through Its
representatives, would be: tbe defeat of such Iawt
t th enlarged Freedmcn's Bureau bill ; and since
tbe veto Is competent to that ead, and the Presi
dent bits shown bit purpose to defend and preserve
fat Constitution, wa don't care a button whether
or delegates Sra admitted or not - Were tbey lit
their seat, there would still be a majority of Rad.
teals in both Booses; that majority conld pass Its
kills m spite of tbe Southern representatives, and
nothing but the Executive veto could pi event them
from becoming laws. As an evidence of a re
stored Union, and a reviving harmony, every good
aaan would h glad to tee the Southern delegate
admitted to their seats, but for any practical pur
pose likely to. t subserved thereby, It is, perhaps,
fatter atfs it, for in tbe present temper of tbe mv
jarivy, alienation, rather than harmony, woald be
lb result Let nt, then, be quiet and patient
jniet because powerless to remedy t bedevils com
plained ot, and patient because assured that tbe
President it tbe firm friend of tbe Union and Con
stitution, and that he will stand between them and
tb power wbisb seeks to destroy both. '. ,
The Speech of the President,
Ob the t2d alt, has fallen, like a bombshell, in tbe
Radical ranks, and like the first gun at Sutnptebas
inaugurated a war that mutt result in the destruc
tion of tbe government, or tbe annihilation of the
Radical party. We have no misgiving as to tbe
result. Tbe struggle will, doubtless, be a fiero. one,
mu in nepcer, tat snorter, i ne people, every
where In tbe North, are beginning to move in sup
port of the President The thirst for vegeance is
giving place to a desire for pence and unity; truth
and justice are exerting their be oi Brent influence
upon tbe popular miud ; the discordant elements
rageadere4 by war are willing down In harmony
with law and order, and sober second thonght it
tringlhg home, to every good man, the conviction
that We must look to confidence and conciliation
for harmony, and to enlightened justice for perma
nent and prosperous I'uinn. The President bat led
f.T tn this direction ; tbe people will follow bis
lead, and neither the tury of fonnticisra, nor the
wiles of ambitious tiiniagogues can long defer that
"bettor d4y" whose dawn ia even How visible upon
the political horiton. Stevens may blaster in un
adorned English, nnd Sumner may clotbe bit
philippics in the choicest flowers of classic lore, but
t'je one can not bnlly, nor tbo other deceive tbe
the man whose firm will end' practical good sense
are proof against iotiroidntion, on the one hand,
nutty the sophistries of frantic ambition, on tbe
'It la a grand spectacle, and a forciblo illustration
rf the power of right, to see one man defying and
holding In cbeck tbe mighty party which has ruled
the country, for five long, disastrous yeiirs, and
who now seek tbe overthrow of the government
whose principles they bave discarded because in
imical to their designs against tbe liberties of the
)eple. Stevens and Siuiwier have teen the ''band
writing on the wall" Tbey may rave and fume,
aad goaded l desperation, may resort to Impeach,
raent, bat the more violent their demonstrations,
tbe more certain and sudden, their fate. . "Whom
tbe gods wish to destroy, tbey first make mad,'' is
a proverb completely illustrated in the rise, pro
great and (we may add) fall of the Radical
Tarty. Its existence bat been a terrible scourge,
and Its snnihilatiou will gladden the heart of mil
lions. This good work, tbe President has begun,
and will complete. Let the friends of humanity
and constitutional liberty, everywhere, nphold bim,
in word and deed.
Tn be Republican Convention of Indiana,
found Itself In an embarrassing situation, i conse
quence of the President's veto, In advance of which
be delegate bad been appointed. Nothing daun
ted, however, by lbs difficulties of the situation,
that august body resolved that it would be right
in spite of the devil, a"d therefore, very cooly en
dorsed tb Congress which adopted the amended
fur bill, and tb President who vetoed It. There
era bat two sides to the controvt.-..y, and by plant
ing themselves, squarely, upon both, the Repub
lioaot of Indiana are bound to be right ; and iu all
future political contest, tbey can take either, or
both tide and elalin tba merit of consistency. To
endorse tb veto, alone, would bave brought tbem
in collision with Congress, and to endorse the lat
ter, exclusively, would bave brought thim in col
lision with tbe President. Either coarse would
bave been strongly suggestive ofa parly split
how much better It w as, therefore, to cultivate har
mony and save iipprnrnticei by endorsing both sides,
tban to hasten Miism by acknowledging it I
There la no priuclh- involved, bevaitnc tbe party
kit are to. risk; it h no character to loow, ex
vpl such as it oiifcbl to bo gUd to get rid of, then
why should it h.ixiiiil its supremacy It ulstmce.
by taking ide either with CongresM, or the I'rcsi
iuulf It would hive been folly to think of it
Tn "must" in the Legislature lias led to the
seaignatlon of some twenty members, and others
will probably follow suit The notorious Arnetl, in
view of no quorum, made speech to prove that
Ujt constitution does not mean that two-tbirdt of
tn whole body shll constitute quorum, but two
thirds of a majority. Ilia likely that tbis Inter
pretation may be eudornd. and that the Kndiciil
v-.il attiuipt to -'g' under It
..Oui'tO of the restoration of the Union, and the,
preservation of free goveajiment, there is nothing
which more nearly concerns the people than such
an equal Ixat ion, of taac as shall award to each In
dividual his fair proportion of tbe burden of debt
now Testing upon the country, Jh allocation
ditlicult of adjustment, we admit; but there are
certain- leading principles easily comprehended, and
readily adapted to inch a system of taxation at
will yield the largest revenue and, at the same
lime, afford relief to certain Interest noduly taxed.
Among these leading principles, stand prominently
forward, tbe self-evident proposition, that each in
dividual shall not be taxed according to bit means,
and that, In adjusting tbe ditties on iniportt, one in
terest shell' be hardened that another may pros
per. It is neediest to inform tbe reader thath both
these political axiomt buve been disregarded In tbe
system of revenue at present in force. Tbo holders
of government bend are a favored' tlast.. The
hundreds of million! of dollnrt held by then, tn
this shape, pay not one cent in to the treasury, and
every dollar thna exempted from taxation in
creases the burdens of the laboring millions against
whom the gorernment bos so unjustly discriminated.
Out a greater evil than this is found in the ex
isting tariff, which is to nearly prohibitory that the
revenue from Imports It hot half what it might be,
lulst it enables the manufacturers to sell tbeir
wares for twice their real value-. The Chlcaira
Times, alter making a cautious and fair calculation
of the amount of money forced out of the pockets
of the people by this iniquitous tariff for tbe year
1865, and transfered to the pockets of the manu
facturers, sayt It would pay all the expenset of tbe
government, aud liquidate the national debt in four
yean and a knlf. This estimate it sustained by
facta and figures, and from it the people may form
a correct idea of tbe great wrong done them, and
of the vast amount of money wrung from them
that bondholders and manufacturers may wallow
in- wealth, as the pensioners of the government, ll
tbe extravagant premiums which the tariff force
us to pay to the "lords of the loom," went late tbe
Treasury, the harden might be cheerfully borne.
because the result would be an Immediate return to
specie payment and an early extinguishment of tbe
national debt; but, at it is, millions sufTer for the
benefit of hundreds, and the government gains
nothing by system of class legislation at once un
just and oppressive. Tbe Timet concludes by say
jng mat me amount extorted fresn the people,
last year, and paid to manufacturers wat "sufficient
to pay all the expenses of tbe Government and the
public debt in four and a half years. Sufficient to
build two canals per year from New Vork to San
Francisco; and tweaty-two canals per year from
Buffalo to Sew York. Sufficient t buy all tbe
railroads in the United States in fifteen montht,
and sufficient to enable tbem to carry fi eight and
passengers tor nothing, and build thousands of
miles of new road yearly, if divided among the dif
ferent companies. Sufficient to buy all tbe real
and personal property in the United States in eigh
teen years, according to tbe valuation of 180. A
tax of twenty-six dollars annually apoa every
man, woman and ebtld, white and black, in tbe
Tinkkssic bat spoken out, in tone net to be
mistaken, in favor of tbe Union and tbe Constitu
tion, and it must be gratifying to tbe President to
know tbat bis own State endorse bit course un
qualifiedly, and almost unanimously. It It true,
he bat enemies in tbe State; it it equally true that
be knows who they arc, and how little be has to
fear from their hostility. He knows them to be in
alliance wUh Toad. Stevent and Fred. Douglass,
and in bit recent denuneiasiea- of tbe Radical
leaders, he evinced his contempt for the email fry
wbo yeps at his becls,and bade defiance to tbe mat.
ter spirits of tba rebellion against the Union and
the Constitution. Tennessee took its position at
the right time and in tbe right spirit None can
now mistake its sentiments, however much malice
may distort them, and, for tbe future, memorialists
and' Radical letter writers can not deceive the
honest masses, though they may still furnish text
for tbe vindictive agitators wbo prefer the ruin, of
the government to the overthrow of their power.
We bave received tbe February number of De
Bow s Review, aud givs a portion of tbo table of
contents: American Progress; the State ot the
Couutry; Mr. McCullocb't Report; Climate! of tbe
South; Petroleum; Virginia; the Mississippi
river, and various otber topics of interest The
article we have had the leisure to read, are
handled with marked ability, and the varied and
valuable, information to be derived from every
number of tbe Review ought to nmke it a welcome
guest in every family and the companion of every
w Torn, Feb. ?8. The Tribune's Washing
ton special says : ' The President was called upon
Inst night by a Congressman and a State Senator,
both from New York. In the course of conversa
tion the Pre.-idem said that the test oa'b was a
little too severe; that many of those wbo bad par
ticipated in the rebellion were good men to repre
sent the Southern States in CoiiRreas, and tbat the
test oath ought not to be applied to them. He
added that mere oath to support tbe constitution
was all that wat necessary, for a man that would
take that oath wat a loyal man. At to tbe consti
tutional amendment changing the basit of repre
sentation, tbe. President said no constitutional
amendment ought to be passed until the puUic
should be quite free from excitement and the
Southern States represented in Congress.
Tiirmow Wtxn o the SpKr.cn Thurlow Weed
telegraphed from New York on Thursday after
noon, ratifying the President's course and offensive
speech of Thursday, as follows: 'To Senator
Morgan: All right here, iu Washington and in
the cocntry. The work is done."
Mr. Ss -ard lelagrnphs to Washington from New
York on tbe 23d ult., as follows: 'H is all right
and safe. The Uulon is restored and the country
saved. The I'resdent't speech is triumphant, and
the country will be happy,"
Washington, Feb. 28. Indications are, from
what has fullen from member of tbe Reconstruc
tion Committee, that a bill will toou lie repotted
for the recognition of the State of Tennessee, and
the consequent admission of tier Senator and
Representatives to Congress.
RiuiMONo, Va., Feb. 28 The Senate has passed
the House bill providing that all testimony given
by colored percea shait We valid. It also pawed
the House bill giving validity to various acts, cou
trartsaud proceedinxs duriug the late war not in
coniislent witb the coosliiiition or laws of tbe
Wasiiisctom, Feb. 34. Preaident Johon has
received tbe following telegram:
-KtosTif, Iowa. Feb. 21. An Immense mass
meeting was held here to day, Tbero was great
enthusiasm. One hundred guns were fired. Your
vela-ineaaago wero endorafd unitnimoiuly.
(Signed,) '-THUS. W. t l.AUK TT.
Ntw Yoaa, Pi b. 15. At a niretins of the friend.
of President Jo j . un,t Cooper Innitute last even-1
ing, a committee wiu uimoiiiU'd to call public meet.
iugs and take niesurvs for the esUiblubmeut of
Andrew Johusuu Clubs throuirhont the city and
Nkw Yoi;, Fib. 28 (iold a ,hde e-isler, open.
in'.t 1;J, .1 l..ai"fc' t II .', tii ehn'.nnt JVSfl.
Our CenaemiWe RrtresfntatlTea to til
fcople of fennel.
A TBVTUrVL AND CMO.VKNT PR0TMT AUil.VBT RADICAL
lo tbe discbarge of a duty Incumbent upon the
Representative to render an account or tbe trust
reposed In bim by .the body who have delegated
authority to bim, we beg leave to submit to the
people of Tennessee, and to oar immediate tooett
tuent, the reasons which have controlled at, at
membert of the present General Assembly of the
State, In withdrawing from He delilieratlons. Re-
cognixiug the serious character of the step we have
taken, we protest that the direct and immediate
consequences involve us, in common with the great
mast or the people or the State, aad are, there
fore, a pledge of the rectitude of tbe intenlioni
and motives which have governed us. From it no
special, local or personal advantage, immediate or
prospective, inures to us, or to any party or section
with which we are identified. On the contrary, we
individually might derive ad vantage Jry pursuing a
differ it course.
To d so, however, would be a bate betmval of
our constituency, an abandonment of right a sale
of liberty, and the overthrow of Republican insti
tution!. To preserve these we bave not hesitated
to take the step which has led to the present condi
tion of affairs in your General Assembly. . .
we nre-tuppose. reiiow-cHiaens, tbat you bave
not bee inattentive to the state of affairs as tbey
exist the events that bave proceeded tbeir pres
ent condition ; and that you are aware that there
is now pending before the House of Representa
tive "a bill to amend tbe present franchise law,"
pa5ed June 6th, 1869, the object of which it to
limit and les en tbe number of qualified voters, as
ascertained by thnt law, and to lodge the control of
this most importaut political power in the bands of
It will be remembered by too, fellow citizens.
that under the ecbcdwle to the amended Constitu
tion, adopted on the 2 2d of February, 18J5r
the qualification of voter.) and limitation of the
elective franchise" was deposited, to to speak, with
tbe first Legislature which bat met since tbe
adoption thereof. It it therefore claimed by some,
and which many deny, that whatever law is passed
by this General Assembly, becomes constitutional
in !tt cnaractcr, and cannot be modifivd save in
the manner pointed out by the Constitution for Its
amendment. . In view, tuerv of the probable per
manent character of any law passed, or to be
passed by tbe General Assembly, it became our
solemn duty to see that neither the rights of tbe
people were abridged, or tbe Constitution violated.
Waiving any expression just nqw as to the want of
fairness, justice and courtesy manifested by a ma
jority of the House of Representatives, in their ac
tion to cut off debate, amendment or other pro
ceeding of the undersigned, to eipiee, perfect or
defeat the bill, by legitimate parliamentary steps.
we proceed to state tbe merits of the issue at they
Earl in tbe tession, the qnestion of tbe amend
ment of tbe existing franchise law was mooted, and
the billl thereon referred to a special committee.
who reported a bill in lieu of all others, which was
so alopted. fending tbe consideration thereof,
on its second reading, a new bill wat introduced
and adopted in lie of the committee and tbis bill
passed Its second reading, and by a vote of tbe
House wat made tbe special order of the next dav,
Pending its third reading, and under the operation
of tbe previous question, it wat put upon . its
passage. A number of ut felt it to be our duty, as
yonr representatives to withdraw from tbe delibe
rationt of a body which ander the forms of the
law sought, in our opinion, to make tale of tbe
cititen, to asura the sovereignty of tbe people, de
stroy the Ceastitirion, and change the form of
your government w e submit herewith tbe Bill as
it now reads :
Owing to tbe extreme length of the Bill, we
omit It from our columns.
It was toning a poo oar deliberation, without
previous notice to tbe House, adopted and hurried
to its third reading. An examination of it pro
visions, reuowecitizena, will show yon tbat tbe in
tention is to reduce the number of "qualified voters
in toe estate," aitnougo tbe "disloyal" are now
prohibited from voting; and why should the num
ber be reduced ? Is it for tbe good of tbe country,
or thai office should become an Inheritance T It
will further show you that more political patron
age to ereateJ, and thus more taxes are to be levied
and collected off of an impoverished people. It
in again snow yon mat the object M not the
peace, harmony and prosperity or oar beloved State,
but the continuance of discord, strife and trouble;
and further, tbat it it to destroy the republican
form of our State government in making tbe Gov
ernor of the State the arbiter and ruler of the ballot-box.
No potentate ever sought greater power
than tbis confers, and be wbo desires the overthrow
of popular institutions could not be invested witb
a mote fatal weapon.
V e Invite your attention, fellow-clt rent, to the
fact that this bill has an alarming and dangerous
tendency to overthrow your Constilation aad tub
vert your Government, and is equally revolutionary
with the proceedings taken in tbi Capitol in
1861, when by military leacne this State wat trans
fered to Government of the to-called Confederate
State. And we dare to appeal to you, people of
Tennessee, who, with a strong arm aud stout heart
in tbe field and by the fireside, as exiles or
mourners by yonr desolate hearth-stones, main
tained through good and evil report your loyalty
to tbe Union, upon the Issue now made up between
the -undersigned and the members of the present
Ifouso of Heprescntatives, tupportcrt of tbe pending
Franchise bill. And in doing so, we distinctly and
1st. 1 hat the bill violates the constitution at the
State ; tbat it lodges the control of the ballot-box
in tbe hands of tbt Governor when your constitu
tion dehvrce that all "elections shall be free and
equal." Can, this be so when the taprice of a
single individual, dictating instructions to eighty
odd petty commissioners, is to determine, the quali
fication of the voter, and tbeir instructions taking
color from his prejudices ; or if bis commissioners
act without his instructions, or disregard them, de
termine the qualification by tbe amount of person
al profit and gain there may be In the transaction.
and denying to the loyal citizen the right of appeal
now mo uevision oi mis omcer, wno is under the
penalties for violation of tbe law. Pause, fullow
citizens, and redact upon tbe immense power this
confers upon a single individual.
We have lately seen the President of the United
stales reluse to receive even less power, when ten
dered the control of tbe freedmen. No matter how
good or great the man may be, the lodgement of
sucu vast power in bis bands Is dangerous to con
slitutional liberty, and is at war with the whole
tneory of tuspublicao Government.
zu. i no mu violates tbat great principle, to
maintain which our lathers of 1770 pledged tiu!ir
lives, their fortune and their sacred honor," and
which rave birth to our glorious Union, vit : that
representation should follow taxation.
3d. The bill violate the plighted fuith of tbe
United States, of Abraham Lincoln, of President
Johnson, of Generals Grant and Sherman. In tbis
that tbe action of the Congress of the United
States, President Lincoln and Johnson were au
thorized and directed to tender to the States and
person thereof In rue rebellion, such terms of am
nesty, at would lead to a restoration of the Union.
In the exercise of tbe power thus conferred by
law and uuder the constitution, President Lincoln
maue ins repeated proclamations of amnestv. tm.
posing to restore all those who availed themselves
of the benefit thereof, to all their rights, save
property in slaves; the conditions thereof being
the taking and observing the oath of amnerty
Similar lenders were made by President Johnson
in hit proclamation of May 29, 186.1. Many of
you, fellow-citizens, availed yourselves of this offer
of tbe Government particularly that of Piesidont
Lincoln, and have faithfully observed it. Put, not-
wunsianding this, under this bill you aro to be de
prived in a summary manner of, the most cberUhed
and sacred right guaranteed to you br tho action
of the United States tluougb its legislative and ex-
It would seem that if the Leirhdatnr of ,
State can now, after tbe action of the United
Htutes, through its chief Executive officers and
aueuls, add to the naina and nennltiM. n imi.
I tbem against tbe parties who bave received the
aninwrty, the protection and Tailh of tbe Federal
Government tbrn that the doctrine of State Sov.
...c.K.iij rciusrncu. Apunst 'bis doctrine we
prou-l, and are willing to abide the action and tbe
laws of the Federal I'ninn.
4th. Tho bill being one, that by its discrimina
tion deprives parties heretofore, and under tbt ex
Uiinp ,, entitled to lh riyht and privilege of vo
ting, tin oilier word" po-.-rved ol the el.tiv
franchise, violate tb eenstllntlon. la that it to
tx fori fatt. A 04 futthet. It punish and de
privet thecltisea of his rights aad liberties wiJwnt
presentment ot indictment, and) without hat right of
trial by jury, j, i k -
Under iu operations the citizen lose Ti it estate.
at tuch, and becomes subject for pfTencet commit
ted, (not against the Stat of Tennessee, bat the
United States,) prior lo Its passage, and tbat upon
the tot judgment of the Governor, r that of Ut
6tb. Tbe bill violates tbat spirit of harmony,
equality and division of political power prescribed
In the constitution for the tbe three grand divisions
of the State. The political power of tbe State
would,' upon the passage of tbt bill, become tec
lionneised. ' The localizing of the political power
of the State, In any one section would be fraught
wira inQni. mischief, and would destroy tnat har
mony nnd pride which, hereto, hat prevailed in
tbt Stat, and contributed to it progress and pros
perity; and no one having the welfare of his State
nt heart would derl.e to build up or-promote the
political fortune of one section at the expense of tbe
other. , ifi:i ' , : '
We have thus, as briefly as could be done, fel
low-citizens, made a frank, candid, and true decla
ration of the motive and reasons that have gov.
erned nt ia our recent action. A bill concocted in
secret cabal, thrust upon our instant consideration,
and iu passage urged forward in hot baste, un
der pressure or tbe previous question, with
limited majority in Its favor, and which by Itt pro
visions oveithrowcd the republican form of our
gorernmeut destroyed the constitution, broke tbe
faith of tbe Government, and mode merchandise of
tbe liberties or the people, called for prompt
decisive measures to arrest the progress of this most
dangerous revolution, inaugurated by the majority
of tbe present Hose of Representative. We
have not hesitated to interpose our efTorj to stay
tbe progress of this attempt to subvert your Gov
ernment and destroy your liberties.
Conscious of tbe rectitade of our Intentions,
and in view of the rlghtt and Interest! of the peo
ple of Tcnnesseee, confided to our care, we appeal
to you to sustain our course :
W. B. LEWIS, lien, from Davidson.
SAM'L V. WALK Kit, Rep. from Shelbr,
A. fc. GARRETT. Rep. from Overton.
ASA FAULKNER, Hop. from Warren.
A. A, FREEMAN. Rep. from Haywood. ' '
t. F. THOMAS, Rep. from Coffoe, Grundy and
. . y aa Buren.
ABXER A. MTEELE. Rets from Marshall. '
WM, t SCALK3, Rep. lr.m Dyer and Lao-
A. R. WYNNE, Rop. from Sumner.
THOS. H. Bl.hD.-SOK, Rep, from Lincoln,
WM. BARTON, Hep. from Cannon.
WM. SIMMOXS. Rep. from Franklin.
P. WILLIAMS, ftep. from Carter.
C. N. ORDWAY. Rep. fromOilea.
N. URANDOPf, Ren. from fcitewart. . .
W. KPOSTON. Rep. from Shelby.
& WIF?.OTt Rep. from llradford.
. A, D. NICKS, Itew, from Diokmnv
JAMES R. HOt)D, Rep. from Hamilton.
N. B. To thow our desire to have harmony,
and onr willingness to m all necessary bills, on
Monday, February 2Gtb, Mr. Steele, of Marshall,
ouerea me following resolution:
huohtd, That this House first take up rad act
upon mo necessary appropi lation, revenue, and
local bills, to tbe exclusion of any other measures
now pending, which are calculated to- produce dis-
curu in uiis nouse.
This reasonable proposition wat rejected by the
majority, who insisted on forcing vote on tbe
Franchise bill, and we then bad no other altema
tive but to withdraw, or consent to be tbe nnwill.
ing instrument to form a quorum to pass a bill
depriving tbe people of Tennessee of tbeir most
cuerisneu and constitutional rights.
QfAn Irish painter declares tbat amour other
pui inuu, ue ua a repn tentative ot "Death as
large a lite."
At th MSldfencft Of th hrlH' falK.. I uu
county, on the 20th nit, by tbe Rev. H. L. Bnrney,
'v. tat iuh
KKiaa, oi uuanotie, lenn, to Miss
Emma V., daughter of Major P. Bagwell, of this
We most heartily conirratnlate the erallant TW.
tor on this happy event, as in silence the twn p
celved the benediction and became as one. "Two
hearts with a tingle tbeatrhl" and united srmna
thiee for time and eternity, have launched their
ooat upon the Ucean of Time.
In Todd countv. Vr ah k. u ..i u ...
Rev. Mr. Dav. Mr. Ktiph. p i,,. .!....
- "...-onuiua, Ml
Mits Lizzi Gill, '
On the 21at ult ' In T.M rnnnlv aT L -
- t - v , , sij turj
Rev. A. D. bears, Mr. E. R. RtAD; t Mist Mait
On the 6th of Fehrnarv. In PhrUKan
Ky.. bv the Rev. A. D. N.
uiit ki diiss x.ocKAnt yuARUca.
On tbe 27th ult. hv R P. tmnu. r.
V. WIllABP, 10 MISS U. TATWB JOttDAM.
On the 14th of Frhnmrr t. All,a. II.
J , " ... fin, U
the Rev. Mr. Hunt Mr n w xir. . .f.ul.
ny, iu uwriTrr vAseia, or the former crty.
In Trigg county. Ky.. on the 4th of F4,.,.
e.B. v i.r . j i . . m.. . -'
iiimiiv uHugoier oi i nomas and fi. M,
Wadlington aged 3 months.
DIED, At the residence of bit father. William
Weatberford, near Port Royal, Mdntgomery county,
Teon., on- tbe 8th of February, 1866, Captain
Looak A. WiATnEuroao, of Arkansas. aired 31
jcure auu a uays..
The mind of the decascd wat hichlv cultivated.
For ranny years before the late war. much of bis time
wasuevoted to polities, as editor and public speak
er, sie was in politic a sincere boutbern rights
man, of the Calhoun school, aod when tbe war
broke out, he was too cbivalric to leave to others
tbe tosh of breasting tbe storm which his vizor
ous pen and impassioned eloquence bad "holu to
make to portly," and in 18t, he went into tbe
Confederate service, as Captain of Co, K, .Res
iment, Arkansas, Infautry, Cburchells Division,
Tran Mississippi Detriment. Before the war
closed, be was attached to the staff of General
Churchill witb the rank of Colonel.
On a visit to his parents, with bit family, death,
witb but short notice, claimed him. and surrounded
by hit family and bit near kindred, he departed to
join hit first born, bit dear "Birdy," in the spirit
tana, it is consoling to hi family and christian
frieuds, that be hod that consolation which religion
affords, and may we not rely on the promises of
our blessed Savior, thai, in the resurrection, be
will be "equal unto the Angels." N.
Clarksvillo, Tenn, March 1, 180a. ,
LET those wbo bave doubted tbe virtues of
Bull's Cedron Bitters, If any tuch there be, read the
.allowing certificate from gentlemen well known
n tbis community, anddowbt no more.
. Iu general introduction into the army will
nave the livet of tUousandi of our soldiers.
f Lounmu. Kr June 3, 1863,
We, the undersigned, bave seen the good effect
produced by tbe use of Dr. John Buil t Cedron
Bitters in case of general debility and prostration
of the system, and believe lit general use would
prevent disease aud relieve much suffering. Among
our soldier particularly would tbit ba tbe case,
especially those who are exposed to miasmatic in
tlunce in the soutberd rliraauv
Davis, Oreen k Co., wholesale shoe dealers, Maiu
Cbas. B. Cotton, Collector of the Port of Louis-
Col. H. Dent ProvoU Marshal General of Ken
tucky. Julius Winter, Clothine Merchant, cor. 3d aod
Market Street. Louiiville, Ky.
Kev. U. r. Henderson. Vic President of Hani-
Hart a Uapother, Llthoirranbert, cor. Market and
Third Htreeta, Louisville, Ky.
Hughs at farkbill, wnolesal ly Uoods Peelers,
Main Street, Louisville.
Capt o. F. Hildreth, of steamer Maj. Anderson.
Maj. L. T: Thutston, Paymaster V. S. Army.
C. M. Metculf, National Hotel, Louisville, Ky.
Col. Jussee Buy let, lib Ky. Cavalry.
George p. Prentice, Louisville Journal,
fieo, P. Doere, Prop, louisville Anitiger.
lor sale by FLLCV SIEw'ART.
CRUSMAN & CIIESNUT
.. " Are now receiving tnpply of
POTATOES, different varieties,
- " GARDEN SEED,-
' NEW YORK CHEESE.
March 1, '66-U CRUSMAN k CHESNUT.
' ". DISSOLUTIONS -
' New Pboviokscc Ttsi.. March 3. 1868.
TUB PARTNERSHIP KXISTINO BKTWEKN
V S. Polnilvitcr eniOf P. Rn Hi..
solved, by mutual consent, on the 1st February.
si arc n z, oo-ii
New ProYldenc, March W, 1866!
W. S. POINDEXTER,
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Eats,
QUEENS WARE AND. GLASSWARE.
Will tell all kind Goods C Terr
Seduced Prices until 1st of May.
March 2, '6.2t . W. 8. P.
ENGLISH AND CLASSICAL
05 MONDAY, THE 6TH OF MARCH,- 1866,
I will open aa 1
English and Classical School br Boys,
n the commodious room formerly occupied by Dr.
Rino, near tbe Methodist Cborch, in Clarkaville.
1 he present tession will continue four month
only, closing on 1st of July.
it is desired to make this School a permanent
establishment. ' . . . . . . , , ,
Student may here qualify themselves for com-
mereml btaintss, or for any class in any college -in
the country. ' 1 . . '
Tcrmt of Tuition per Settion of Four Jfonikt
One-half payable in aJoante ;
For English Branches, except Mathematics, $16 00
For Classic, Mathematics aod French 20 00
I. G. VABSniLL, .
Late Professor of Language in the Masonic Col
lege of this city. march 2, '66-2t
Tannery For Sale.
Here Is a Rare Chance for Fortune !
OFFER FOR SALE TOE VALUABLE TAX
nery proiierty of Win. T. Shackelford, in the
city of Clarkaville, Tenn, on the bank of tbe Cum
berland rivet, about one hundred yards from the
Depot of the 31., C. k L. Railroad, containing about
One Acre of Land; has 43 Vats, 6 Leacbers, 2
Pools, 2 Limes, 3 Bate, and a large cittern to re
ceive tbe liquor: roata bnildioir C0x80 feet, with
thed room sufficient to bold too cords bark; good
supply of spring and river water.
Price S 4000. Term cash.
Alto, One Portable Engine for tale.
T. D. LE0X1KD,
March 2, ?66-tf Real Estate Agenl.
FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF TnE
Eye and Ear,
nervous System and Cancerons Tumors?
No. 63 Church Street,
LEON BROCK MAN, REGULARLY EDU-
cnted Oculist and Aurist. tkHrDlDloma fiann
Guarrantcet cores ia all diseases of the Eve un
Core cancer without the ase of the knife.
tST Consultation: Free.
tUT All communication! with itamn enclosed 1
lariKMARY 53 Church-tt, Nashville, Tenn.
aiarcu , oo-jn
Cave Johnson, vs. John Bradley, Larkin Bradley
ana u. A. llarrel.
TJY VIRTUE OF AN EXECUTION IN MY
X3 bands which issued from the office of th eir.
cult court of Montgomery county. Tenn. I will
expose to sale and tell to tb highest bidder, for
Cass, nt tbe court-bouse door, la the city of Clarka
Monday, the Second daj of April, 1800,
the following described tracts of land, belonging to
Larkin Bradley, lying ia district Ho. 12. aear tbe
city oi Clarltsviiie: Uue tract of land containing ten
(10) acres: conveyed by Joseph Johnson to Larkin
urnuiey, oy aeea registered in book no. 1, beget
970 ana 37 1 ; beginning at a stone a few feet Jrom
a beech tree, and runs South 3ft polet to a white
oak: thence West 4 pole to a statu in a field :
thence -North 10 dcg., West 35 pole to Bradley's
soutnwest corner; tnence East to the beginuing.
Also, on otber tract of land coulainlng twelve
(12) acre; conveyed by deed to L. Bradley
from Johnson Munford, registered in Book, No.
2. page A21 : beginning at a white oak stump, tbe
southeast corner of a ten acre tract, told by Joseph
Johnson to saia Bradley, and runt South forty
seven poles (47) to s black gum: thence South 88
degs., West 38 1-4 poles to M. A. Barker's line;
thence. North 10 (legs, i West 49 polet to tbe toutli
west corner of the 10 acre tract; thence west to
the beginning. Abo, tbe undivided half of 288
acre of land belonging to Larkin Bradley, con
reyed to bim by John W. Mathews, by deed regis
tered in Uook no. T, page DOS, and beginning at a
hickory on the north bank of Cumberland river
and beecb pointers marked J. M. Barker, running
thence Last witn Joshua r.ldcr s line to Munford s
corner ; tbenc norm witn nis line to rox s corner;
thence witn nis itne to roxs other corner;
thence West with Norfleet's line to Stacker's cor
ner; thence witb Stacker line to a beech corner
mad by Kellog; thence with bit line to tbe river
thence uo tbe river to the beginning. Also, one
other tract of land containing 60 acres; conveyed
to Larkin Bradley by deed from Wm. B. Munford,
registered in Book No. 8, page 229; beginning at
a beecb on the branch south of Bradley's reidence,
runs South witb said Bradley's and Stacker's line,
75 pole to a stake I thence with bit line North
SO dogs., Weil 41 poles; thence South 1ft t-'J degs.
East with Stacker's line 45 1-2 to a gate ; thence
South 3 degs. west 32 pole to a stake; thence
east 89 polet to a ttaks ; thence north 141 pole to
anewruad; tbenc norm BS l-l degs., east 12
polet to a Spanish oak stump; Ibenot south 47
degs, west 40 pole to the branch ; tbenc down
the branch to tbe beginning. Alto, a two acre lot
of land upon which it titaated a Brick Stemnierv,
djoining tbe above binds, told by Joseph Jobnso
to L. Bradley.
BEBET IT IE,
Sheriff of Montgomery rnnntv.
Mar-h 2, 6-M Prs.fee, $14 40. '
T ITTIR LIST.. LETTER REJIAIKISQ OS,
LI claimed in the Post Office atClarksrllle, Ttnn,
on th Id day of March, 1866.
tfXjJTo obtain any of the letters, tht appli
cant must call for "Airertieei j.etltri," give th
date of thitlitt, and pay twoeente for advertising.
91, "If not called for within ONE MONTH,
mrr wiu owaent mi in A 14ltet UtBc.
Achilet mist T
Landron ran Elixa A
Aiken S D Co
Allen Q P
Allen Joseph W
Allen Jerome -Allen
Allen miss Eddie
3 Langley mrt Martha
Lr Iss W J
Lewis Charles D
.... Locklivt D R , . .
Lowe miss Mat
Lyne mrt Harriet " , r
Boron miss Fanole col'dilngaa Martin i f
Bales mrt Mary A
Barker mrt Betsy
Bat son mrt Dons
Beasly mrs Clarisa ;
Benkert E G . V. 1
Benton miss E
Bond Mack M
Boston mrt Mollie A
Bourn John ' , :
Bourn miss Mary ''
Bowman miss Ann
Bradbury Q W
Bradbury tnlst Matlie 2
Brewer Rev 3
Brook Ellen . .! '
Brown G P
Bowman miss Harriet
Brown mrs Sarah '
Buckner Frank ' ''
Burlrstcr mrt Jane
Broom J W .
Campbell mrs Mary J
Carney mrt Margaret II
Carter J T
Clark mist Altbea
Merri weather Frank-col' d
McLean John 3
Mobley mist Mollie
Moftdey Dr Ben
Motley miss Martha
Murr John K . r"
Nicholson W J . . 2
Mrs miss Kate
Nolen mist Mary L
Nolen miss E Jane
Oldham mis Margaret -O
Parlinm James 2
Perdue Dr G M
Parish David W .'
Perinton mist Lucy '
Peterson Lwls '
Pollard N B '
Poor A P
Poor Z H
Price K A
Price Sallie col d
Queries miss Sudie
Ragan Jas 0
Ragan J J ' '
Read J C
Rice DC ') . ' '.'c'
Rice W Z
Ritter miss Margaret
Robh mrt Victoria-col d
Roberts 'mrt John 0
Rogers Col J P 3
Russell W B A Halt ,
Russell WO -Rye
Katterflcld E 2
Scott D w --a
Smith mrs V Henry
Smith mrs Clina
Smith miss Mnry E .
Smith James M ' '
Thomas J U
Tolver mitt Lucy ' .
Trice E A
Trice Henry H
Urseury Dr B W
Walker J T
Walton Dr J B
Watert mist Sarah J ' 1 '
White Thomas -While
Whitfield n lis Litxie
Will Philip H '" ' '
Coak Rev A B
Crawford mrs V ! 1 '
Crotier miss Soplia
Cook 8 0
Davit B H
Dean mitt Mary col'd
ueanls U W
Delon Nelson ' '
Foster W J ',l
Foster mrt Alice
Frater Victoria cola
Gross J W i
Grymes 8 W
Gupton R T
Harris mrs Ellen
Harris mrt Lizzie
Harvey mrt Josephine
Heaton mrt Charity
Hooper Rev JOB,'
Hughe miss Mary 2
Hunt miss Mollie
Jett John E
Johnson W t 1
Johnson Dry den
Jones J M
Jones miss Bcttie ,
Jackson W A
Knox J J
Knox 8 P
Wilson It U
. MISCELLANEOUS. ,.
Cumberland City Wooton k Haleday.
Bowling Green Henry Mooref col d.
Ringgold T M Eiliot.
Tobaccoport E P Week..
Woodford-.R S Roberts. '. .
March 2, '66. GUY W. WINES, P. M.
Insolvent Notice. :
HAVING, on tbe 26th of February, 1860, nig
Vested tho insolvency nf Ihna.l.t. nf JlWS
6HUFF, deceased, in tbe county court of Menu
guiucrj co amy, nu persons Having claims aaainst
aid estate, are notified to file thein with tbe clerk
of saidcourt, withih tbe thne prescribed by law. .
- a, m. run cita, .
March 2,'66-4t - Adm'r.
NOTICE is hereby given to all persons having
claims against tbe estate of tbe late Col. W. A.
FORBES,'.deceaied, to present tbe same within tbe
time prescribed by law, and those indebted to said
estate to pay the amounts due to
i, J. H. JOHNSON,
Attorney, Jkc, office on Strawberry Alley.
March 2, '6B-4t '
FOR NASIIVILLE AND CAIRO.
The new passenger Steamer CUM
BERLAND. Ban. F. Eoan, Master,
will leave for Cairo every Tuesday.
at 4 o'clock, v. m. For Nasvllle. Saturday, at a
o clock, . m. For freight or passage apply ou the
mar. 2, '66-1 1
F. P. GRACEY k BRO.
. For Cairo aod Nashville , r.
T. Harmon, Matter, will leave for LyViW
Cair every Thursday,, at 4 o'clock.aSanttkwLa
r. m. For Nashville, every Tuesday, at 9 o clock,
a. m. ror ireigut or possnge apply on tbe wharf-
ooaiw jr. r. UtvACEY BRO,
. March 2, '66-lt
FOR CAIRO AND NASIIVILLE.
The Light Draught Packet TEN
NESSEE, Peterson, Master, will
leave for Cairo every Satnrdav. an
ft ojclock, p. it, for Nashville, every Thursday, at
9 o'tlo k, P. M. For freight or passage apply on
uie wonn dohi to , ,
Mar. 2, '66-11 - -- F. p. GRACEY 4 BRO.
The NusUville aad St. Louis Packet,
II. O. McComas, Master.
4 w iii leave tor t. Louis every
ftp IUIiinI.. a. A -'-ll. - .. .-
iNasbville every Thursday, at 6 r. u
For freight or passage apply to
Tbe Hplcndl4 Nashville and Saint Louis
Capt. Daihisl, MiiTia.
e. LEAVES CUrktvllle for Nash-
udkt villi, Kunilv af S nVlnlr P M'
4SM lftTH viorKeviiie lor ou ixroi, a
T i r - c?. r -. . t .
4 o chR-k, P. M Tuetday.
For freight or passage apply to
Sept. 32, '65 tf i P. A. BYRNE, Agent.
WHOLESALE GROCER !
.... axd pcaita in . .
Forelcn and Domestle Wines and Llqaors,
Cigars and Tobacco. '
coavta rvsuo saoaas au mawssasT suit.
CITY AND COUNTRY MERCHANTS WILL
find It to their interest to give me a call, aod
eiaraioe my stock and prices. before purchasing.
taFCatn paid for all kiodt ol country produce.
Feb. 23, '6rt-lf
Fine Rosewood Piano For Sale,
ANY PERSON WISHING TO PURCHASE A
No. I, Rosewood i Ootave Piano, eaa bear of
tucb an one by calling at the Cibokicic Office. -
Apply iromedistely. Dec 8, C5 tf.
Do you loyt) FRESH OYSTERS 7
Do jou Ioto rare kinds of sea FISQ f
lovf LOBSTERS and CRABS r
love PARTRIDGES r
Do jo lov. VENISON AND GAME 1
DO TOf LOTt ' .':
Those edibles and tbe choicest good things of other
r-,m$ kinds tsTVMl an In th klKi . . .
snd enjoyed In a quiet, nice , ',
' little up ttalrt roo'uiT . .
TF1E5 CALL' AT
.'.'!' ' -t'V
At Weil't Old Stand,
Franklin Street, Next Bnildlns; to the
. Coart Boose. .
is me ufiHK aivu LIQUOR SALOON, where yoa
Ah procure the beet of drinks, and get Lager Boer
by the glass, keg or barrel, at Louisville prices.
l mM.M ah al.. 1J .
wa a., VUMIIUC, UU IQ Ifl
RESTAURANT. - ,
Pirtridges, Venison, and all kinds of Game.
' V. KtlBTIBRfftio A M'
Feb. 23, '66.2m '
15,000 Pounds Iron !
IN 8T0RE AND ARRIVING DAILY,
Bar, Band. Rod. ; r
s wti sauu ouici irun)
last Steel, Steel Plow Slabs t :';
Uorso and Male Sboea aod Nails.
All of which will be sold at LOW FIGURES,
t - . ' sja Dflllfls
Elr3ction NfitinA '
WIT-L itPRV mn nm n iv ri rrvin
in each Civil District in tb county, on th
Third Dav of March: lftfift. .
Pnr th nnnvui nf t.llniv ft, rnln-.!n-
officers for Montgomery county, Tenn. : V . i
District No. 1 One Magistrate snd one Cos.
District No. 2 One magistrate and one con
District No. 3 Two magistrates snd one coa-
Dittrict No. 4 One magistrate and on con
District No. S One magisttate and one cea-
liable. . -
District .No. $ Two magistrates aod one Citn-
stable. ' "' ........ t : i,..'. .. ,,-..
District No. 7f)tl tnmrietrntft m.tA Ana m-v
table. ... . . , .1
District No. 8 One ' magistrate aod one con
stable. . , .,,...
District No. 9 Two magistrates and ode coa
table. . ( . t.,n, ,,t
District No. 10 One mutfislrate aud one con-
stable. , '
District No. 11 One mazUlrat aod one coa-
inttrici !o. 13 une magistrate and two can-
District No. 14 One magistrate and one cob-
stable. ' . '
District No. 15 One magistrate aad
District No. 16 One magistrate end one cob-"
stable. . ' .
District No. 17 Two magistrates aud out can.
District No. 18 Two mapistrate sod one con
District No. 19 Two mngistrate and on toaV
stabte. ...... i u
District No. 20 Two magistrate aod on con
stable. r , . -; ,
Also, a Sheriff to be elected for the county, aad
a Judge of tbe County Court, a County Trustee, aad:'
a Revenue Collector.
w. K. CCHMIKS, Coroner.
FebO.'ee-U " y .
Begenerated and ' , . , , , : , ,
t BY.CHAS. SCRilCH. ' '
LAGER BEER, EQUAL TO ANY IN TBTB
United State always kept at the Salooo, and
families wanting It at tbeir hornet can procure It la
bottle, to at to preserve iu gas. Tb .
Ha been Just opened, under tb superintendence
of an unequalled cook, with a euitme, tbe most
varied ever kept in the city. i .
FRESH OVSTEU3 served in any style, at all
boar. i '
A quiet MEAL or TJRINK of the be cms alt
wayt be obtained at tbe OLD HICKORY"
A GOOD BREAKFAST ' "
Will be set EVERY MORN I NO, at 6 o'clock, for
the benfit of the travelling public. All those
wishing to partake of it, are Invited to cat! tba
night before. (Jan. 19, '66-3m
Agricultural and . Garden
. ' , SOLE AGENTS FOR ' ,
Avery's Flows aud Point s
THE ARRANGEMENTS MADE WITH TBI
manufacturers of tbe above articles, and tba
undersigned are tuch that purchasers in this market
can be supplied by us, at our Depot, ,
Sign of "TENNESSEE IRON!"
rranklln-st., CLARKSTILLE, TEXW. v
At manufacturer! prices, with 4-elgbt snd insurance)'
added, the most approved patterns :
Kentucky Harvesters, , Cutting Boies,
' Corn Shcllert,
Mowers, :.,- i
Cojk t Evaporator, ' -Threshing
Hay Beeper,,. . . l
Avery's Plows and Points,
: ',':'): Ik AaI all kinds of ',' . ' .;
Farming Implements It
Srara Seed, Iron, Nails, Salt, Hydiaulie Lima,
Wagon and Biurgy Hubs, gpohee and t
Felloes; Cistern Chains,
Tubing and Boxes.
Leather, Groceries, Ilolloware, Powder aod Rbot,
Lead Percussion Caps, Safety Fuse, eta, etc. .
As w intend keeping full and constant supply
of th'i above, aod many other article wanted la
tbit market, at our Depot, we respectfully ask all
interested In petting tbe right article at tbe right
price, to GIVE I'S A CALL.
A; : ly Fftccii a rorsri.