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jKSEEPORTrpUg VOL. I. KNOXVILLE, TENN., SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1 87.0: NO. 36. 1 X. A LATEST BY TELEGRAPH. SPECIAL DISPATCHES. PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEG1SM1TRE. t . t i ! f T 1 ' ".' Additional Trustees ferEast Tennessee rniversitji Xashrille Inive rsitj Leased to Bushrod . Johnson and Kirby Smith. . kiiMtM lira llimlf nn Ihf Raxfp r ' Charges. Ilouse Refuses to Concur in Senate Amendment to the Poll Tax Bill. Special Dispatch to the Chronicle! &EXATK. Nashville, June ll. Mr. fowd si resolution, which lies Luttrell of over' under the rules,' appointing as additional Trustees of the East Tennessee University, at Knox ville. C. M. McOhee, T. H. Calloway, K. J. Sahford and "XV. A. Henderson. Mr. Cubbins introduced a bill to permit notaries appointed prior to the adoption of the New Constitution to hold office for the full term fixed by law at the time of their appointment, -which was read once. House bill regulating the number of Re prewntativ'es'in the General Assembly pro Aides that untjl the next enumeration ap portionment of voters no election tdiaU be held in any county for a greater numler of mcmlers than is prescribed by the Code, and that no different representation shall be allowed after the expiration of the pre sent Assembly. fin f II; The House refused to concur in the ben- at amTndmejinoth tne pon-iax to dj i-en is. j A bill to Increase the salary a of the Gov- crnor.wtw rejected. !A bill to prevent officers of railroads from speculating passed.'5 r ; In the discussion, yesterday, oh the Bax ter charges, Mr. Spears repelled the charges of Baxter, and was of the opinion that the proper course to pursue was to leave the as sailant without excuse, by requiring him to prove all his allegations or be branded as s slanderer and a liar. ' He was not pre pared to say, without further proof, that Baxter was guilty of corruption in connec tion with the Mineral Home Railroad. Xashvillk, June 11. The Trustees of the University of Nashville, to-day n by a vote of 11 to decided to accept the propo sition to lease that Institution to General Bushrod Johnson and Kirby Smith. 7 liNk; Petlllow TheTn-Mc Washixgton June II. The Senate ap propriated fifty thousand dollars to pay the expenses of Indians visiting "Washington. The Judiciary Committee will hold the House bill reducing the tax for a week or ten days. ; It will probably go to the Com mittee of Conference, with income tax stricken out The Senate Committee will not interfere with the tax on spirits. The ' Democratic Congressional caucus appointed. Senators Thunnan, of - Ohio, Hamilton and -Representative Woodward," of Kentucky, to prepare initiatory meas ures. The Senate bill relating to the central branch of the Union Pacific Railroad, M as taken up, and, after anVxcited discussion occupying the entire day, was passed by a vote of 82 to 13. - ;- . - t -... o Several petitions for the tax on; -whkky at stills, on the capacity lasis, were pre sented. ' ' ' Ben. Butler asked leave to introduce a bill for the repeal , of the tenure-of-office bin. Mr. Poland objecteil. ' ' PatVoods, allasj Pooiey, of Richmond, Va., was presented ai tbelrof the House chargeiwith violatliyLth"-privileges of Hon. Mr. Porter, by beating him in f Rich mond. The matters-was referred to the Ju diciary Committee, with iwer to send for persons and ! papers, the jtentime AVoods is to be held by the Sergeant-at-Arms. The approjiriation bill was resumed. The Senate amendment to the legislative, executive and judiciary appropriation bill was taken up. An amendment was adopt ed to pay females employed as clerks the same salary as males of the same class, but was subsequently i reconsidered and re jected. " The Senate amendments for Capitol Ex tension raid puttin guty nev5. bujldings fox the State Department were -nori-co'uctirred in. The bill goes to the Committee of Con ference.. The report of the Conference Committee on the hil reorganizing the army was adopted. v. ITOXIEIGIV. K5GLAXD. , Proposed Redaction of Dutie on Naar. London. June 11. In the House of Common, last night, Mr. Crawford moved that provision le made in the reduction of I sugar duties, for a drawback on jstock-m atore and refinery on the 12th of April. Several members .. attacked the Govern- ment on the subject of sugar duties, charg ing it with bad faith. Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Lawers replied to the charges, and opposed the resolve. The-Irish telegraph 'is still imperfect, causing delay in dispatches. Upon the announcement of the death of Clmrlea Dickens, the (iueen hastened to send a letter of condolence to his afflicted family. The last letter written by Mr. Dickens is dated June 8th. This contained expres sions of deepest reverence for religion, and is quoted in the newspapers to-day as re pudiating any contrary impressions which might be derived from accidental expres sions in his books. In his Will, Mr. Dickeds leaves All the Year livHitd to his sou, with many valua ble suggestions alout its management. . Gustave Flourens, the French Radical, is here. ' The Boulton masquraders, including the American Consul, Mr. Fisk, have leen committed for trial. , ,. Ii-uMion of the Bill Abolishing NIitTery. Madrid, June 11. The sessions of the Cortes have been for the most part nio- .?. , T. V ' T7- of slavery in the Spanish colonies. The bill for opening colonial ports wa received, and has already been' read twice. There,! still some-excitement oyer the question of the future ruler of Spain. The Orleanists in the Cortes have been joined by those rwho recently adhered to Espartero. These now all favor the Duke of Montpensier, with Marshal Serrona as their second choice-if the Duke does not accept or cannot le chosen. o TrRKKY. Drfttrurtlon of Life and Property. Constantixoplk, June 11. It is impos sible to say how many lives were lost by the conflagration. Some put the. number at three hundred, while others estimate it as high as thirteen hundrod. The Sultan has been active in extending relief to the sufferers,, t , j p.. More than a thousand Turkish houses have been thrown open to the Christians who were burned out. Large sums' of money ' have leeu sub scribed for them by the ieople, irrespec tive of sect. o l'KAWCE. Potl Belatlons Renewed. Paris, June 11. Postal negotiations have leen renewed, with a prolmble accep tance' of the American terms. Exclusive privileges to the French cable were formally abandoned to-tlay, by the contracting parties. . - s . PRi awiA. , , : Condition of Wlsmrk"! Health. BkrmK,' June 11. Bismarck has leen forbidden to work, and ordered to England ior nis ueaiin.1 i'j. t - T ITALY. Reeall of the Florentine Minister. FiX)RKCJ5, June Jl. The Minister to Portugal has been recalletl. Another revolutionatj' movement is im pending. The government is on the alert. . . o - ' OREECK. Escape of RrirandM. Athens, June 11. The brigand chiefs have escaped into Turkey, t . -o- EOYPT. Cleaning the Naea Canal. Cairo, June 11. Obstacles in the Suez Canal, near Lake Temasu, are being re moved. WASHINGTON, Internal Revenue Proteetion to Colored Cadets. Washington, June 11. Revenue to-day $766,000. . . The officers at West Point have been compelled to take pains to secuie impar tiality towards negro cadets. Letter froui Colonel Baxter So. 4. Editor of the i'hi'ontvlc ; v Continuing my fevfew 1 oY' 'men and things about Knoxville, I have now reach ed the Johnson-Lawrence correspondence of 1 SHI. This correspondence did not af fect nwi but it constituted n incident' in tb -local hiiory of KnoxVilli and-i will serve, in some small degree, to show the character of omt of the men with whom. I have been contending. A the time,(about May, 1831, and-jjust before communication by mail was closed behveen Iast .Tennes see and the " lojals" Stides,) a letter writ ten iy some onj? nd, purporting to have been written by Andrew Johnson and ad dressed to Amos Lawrence, rBoston, Mass., was mailed' at Knoxville Charlton, the presont liberal editor of the Whig, being at the time United State Putmater In the name of lr. 'Johnsonthi.- Jetter in formeii 3Ir. Lawr iv-e tluit a large majori ty of the people of "East Tennessee were opposed to rebellion ; that, if supplied with arms and munitions.thej could be Induced to resist by force the effort then being made to withdraw Tennesset from the Federal Union, and concluded vith an earnest ap peal for money with which to supply the people with arms for self-defense. Mr. Lawrence believed the letter ge-ur ulne, and being a man of large wndth and warmly opposed to the rebellion, responded promptly by enclosing his check, payable to the order of Andrew Johnson, for one thoumnd dollar. His letter containing this check was addressed to Andrew' John son at Knoxville. But it did not reach him. It was intercepted in the Knoxville Post Office, and, in viplation of law and the oath which Postmasters are required by law to take, it was opened. Why this spurious corresjioudeiu.Hs was -legun and why Mr.CharUonT-(thei BevMiwlCharl ton, the saintly editor of the Whiff, v, ho has recently written so many . editorials pro testing that he M-asi't afraid.and could not le bought up, favoring Justice and forle:r-! ance,-.and ? eonaescenaj.'ngly advising biff follower and retainer not to le too ' hard 1 on Union Conservatives not to re-mire Messrs. Williams, Fleming and Cripjen to surrender all their preconceived itical opinions as a condition, precedent, to their admission into full fellowship into th.. re organized Conservative party of Knox eouuntv) kneMirhat Iiawrehce's letter to Mr. Johnson was answer to the spurious one which had lx?en previously seut to Mr. Lawrence, I am not prepared to ssy. ' But so it was; the letter was addressed' to Mr. Johnson, awl was intercepted in the.Kiiox ville Post Office. It. contained, too, the coveted pri.Titr. thpus-ind dollar, vbtykl but being livable to Mr.' Jolmson Vomer, it could not be used without his endorse ment. ;Thus an unforeseen and unexpect ed obstacle 'intervened and thwarted the object in which the whole plan originated. Money they wanted and money they were determined to have. Their resources were equal to the emergency, and a brilliant thought, worthy of the brain in which it originated, came to their relief; and acting upon its suggestion, another letter in the name of Mr. Johnson was .forged and mailed to Mr. Lawrence, saying that he could not use the check without exposing himself to detection, and his plans to dis coverv and defeat, anl urged upon him the ovewhelming necessity of having money, and having it quick, m order to Have East Tennessee and East Tennessee Unionists to the Federal cause, and requested remit tances In Eastern currency. In my judgment, the first and prime object of this spurious communication, wjistoget money to get At i through a false pretence to steal it from Mr. Iiaw rence. There was a motive, ami if it was not the one stated by me, what was ft ? In the loose morality which has made such alarming head-way in the -past ten years, it may. he said the country .waa then engaged in civil war ; that the. parties to the foregoing nefarious scheme, were pub lie enemies to Mr. Lawrance, and as such, had a right to pluck him by forgery ana falif pretence if they pould. ,1 don't think so. There ' is y' no condition of things, which, in 'the estimation of 'honerable men, could justify the attempt which was made and detailed above, to get money from Mr.' Lawrence. But when we con sider that the State of Tennessee was still in the Union, and that Charlton was a sworn officer in the Federal Government, drawing his salary frjm the United States Treasury, and, that ns such officer, used his official ponition himself, or permitted others to use it for the purpose of fobbing citizens -adherlng-to the Government; of which he was an officer, . his conduct lie came so atrocious as to shock the sense of justice and right of the most obtuse and degraded. But even this view of his action 'bears no comparison in blck-henrted atrocity to what followed. The last effort was a" 'fail ure. The ; Eastern currency which the second letter requested, was not forwarded by express. '. Enragtxl at the disappoint ment, and nerved bv a diabolical puqtose that', dene 'diserhtlon, the first ( letter which they" had " in ferceutcd front Law rence, with the check which it contained, was'without a word of explanation, sent forward to Governor Harris, to be used . in firing the Southern hearts, and strength ening the rebel , cause. 1 Believing : that they had drawn from Mr. Lawrence by genuine letters from Mr. Johnson, Gov. Harris caused them to be published in the Nashville papers. The paper containing the publication . in due course? tofi moil, came to Knoxville. This1 part of 'it at tracted general comment; it stimulated Southern vengeance; Col. (aftewardsGen.) Hindmanr of Arkansas, was here with his regiment; news -came lhat MrJt Johnson was then leaving the State, bv way of Bean's Station, -Tazewell and Cum berland (ap; Col. Hindman demanded of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad authorities, a special train with which to run to Morristown for the pur pose of intercepting, capturing and hang ing Mr.-Johnson, because of his supposed application to Mr. Lawrence for money. Ilindnian's purpose was well understood In the city, and must have been known to the persons cognizant of the forgery; and yet no explanation was given, no effort made by any, one of the rile miscreant who planned and executed the conspiracy! to prevent the threatened pursuit, capture and assassination of the victim of their inr describable and irlsatiatemalicel '. ; Yet, after all this," with unparalleled shamelessness and effrontery, the 'Jler. Mr. Charlton returns here to Knoxville, where his history. is so well. known, as sumes the bffice'bf a public instructor, sets himself up as a party leader, puts on airs of superiority, uses his editorial position to traduce better men than himself, heads the proposed Division Fair, condescends to "amnesty" such men as "Williams, Fleming and Crippln " for the offence of having been Union men, and with a Banc timoniousness that befits a pretender, occa sionally takes upon himself the high and holy responsibilities of a minister of God. Ana what is still worse, there are a few craven, dependent4 creatures",' without the means of self-support, hungering for small offices, who hang around and court his edi torial commendation, by recognizing and associating with him as a gentleman. Such are the men who have been making war on me, and the above is a fair sample of their -warfare. They scruple at noth ing, however atrocious, to kill off those they are unable to use. The sooner such men are kicked out of society, degraded in public estimation, and scorned from the presence of honest men, the better it will I e for society. Respectfully, Ac.,; ; Jno. Baxtkr.- Personal. "We noted, yesterday, the asMiult made ujon Major Murphy by the Prcs aifl HtraLl, and what provoked it. Major Murphy sent to them a curd which lie complain whs garbled, -In justice to that gentleman, we ' ariTi his card in full. - ' : , ;:. :. .": , .". Rattmgt, Klifnr 'nblLitcr 1'rtan tt iid Herald ; . ,; . , ,., . kl, ; . My attention has Veu culled to an editorial in this moraine.- issue of voirr iarpr. in which' vou ue great freedom in persona" allusions t iny- elt, fcc. - :,- .: ... , i.f Now, as to the motive and. spirit of the edito rial, I care to say nothing, for, to all reasonable and high-minde'd men, it speak for itself. ,-- i And, 4 to tho colored men named in it, I shall also say nothing, ns I regard them all as . amply able to take care of themselve. ""' " ' i"' But, for niy.elf. I have this, od for fall, to say to you : . . ... , ... , . lour statement about' the organization In jinestion is incorrect, it being pimply tin organ i .at ion by and frr K-pbliram f th tyt and not the county. . , Your statement that,-Willi ; making the can vass for the Legislature,' last summer, I de scribed Mr. Isaac Gammon in the words quoted, as my own, in your article, is also incorrect. I did attempt to quote the language of your own paper, and, us I had reason to believe, the very words of my opponent, Mr. Fleming, used against Mr. Gammon about the time he win elected a KepuMican Alderman in this city, in my exposure of an attempt on tho part of Mr. Fleming, or some of his over-zealous friends to buv u j Mr. Gammon to run and divide the Re publkim vote so ns to elect him, (Mr. Fleming.) But I did not use them as my own, nor did I dream of making them my own. And, know ing the danger of thin exposure, and also that my party was suddenly left without an organ in that race and without a single paper through which 1 could be heard by the people, and it right upon the eve of the election; the language 1 used was exaggerated and published and cir culated all over the county as my own, in order to drive the colored vote away from me. Anil in this unfortunate and helpless condi tion, in which I was unexpectedly thrown, I was overwhelmed and defeated ; and none know better Aw than 3'ou ieme gentlemen. It did seem to me that it ought to have been enouglvbutii appears that yiu.wcro,ruLjiuti. d. In the last municipal, rittest, . I happened to be in a ward meeting and say something", if it was in behalf of two very clever and moderate gentlemen, whom, you saw proper to.oppose, for Aldermen, and thereupon my name was singled out from all the many respectable gentlemen present, and ott'encivelyi published in connec tion with this same untrue and unfounded charge. I said nothing then, believing that j u cer tainly would not go any farther in thus adding insult to injury. But you have now again, with out any provocation whateror, singled me out from among all those gentlemen of my own col or w ith whom 1 chanced to be associated, and hare even dragged my Jiaiue up from the tail end of an unimportant committee, and paraded it before tho public, Pt'gmatizing it still again with this untrue and unjust charge. Now, I have borne it all in silence, and till my patience is almost worn out "And I now respectfully, but earnestly, ask you to correct it. and nover again use my name m connection with it, in your paper or other wise. And I ask it on the principle, alone, of justice and fair dealing.; 0 y My principles, as all know, are peace, and my habits are to attend to my own business, and have no difficulty with others. But I profess to be a gentleman,, and expect the same justice and courtesy from gentlemen that is extended Jo other gentlemen, and due to all gentlemen: and I have addressed you us gentlemen, and now give you the opportunity to prove to thi community, in , which 1 was born and raised, that you are uch, by acting the gentleman with, 'jtad doing justice to, in nnolFending'and - peaceable fellow-citizen." in this matter. I await your action. I am, .Very Respectfully, Your Ob't Serv't. Johk L. Murphy. P. S. I request you to publish thia hasty can! in justice to myself. 1 Yoursv . ' J., L. 3L Tho Prrmi ami Hernhl only published the altove portion of Major Mrphf "s card, with remarks which we herewith append J i . . t( a i Maj. Murphy's Varjcl is longer than above quo ted, but the portion published is all that con cerns the subject' "V e have always understood that Maj. Murphy used the language quoted, we certainly did not but as he disclaims it, we ac cept his word for it, the more as it will tend to restore harmony among the "representative Radicals of Knoxville. We intended no disre spect to Maj. Murphy, who is a clever gentle man, whose only tailing is his political belief. Since then, Major Murphy received the fol lowing explanatory note from the publishers of the Press and Herabl. ' i Kkoxtulk, Juue 3. 1870. Sl'iJ. J. I. Murpfiy .- , I)Ar;3ib; L regret that a 'qufb'" in the Press and Herald this morning slumld have been misunderstood by you. A slur on your self was farthest from my thought The quota tion' I had nevr heard denied, , and j honestly supposed you had used the language. .''I have ever esteemed you highly; and. sincerely trust our pleasant iersonal relLtions mav, nut. be du- terbed. 1 ours truly, if- -mi Ji amaok. COMXTMCATKl.i if. . JMiiors i.rtroHine: l see m , inis morning s Whig an editorial entitled " Xot Consistent," in which the writer calls in question the action of the parties who took the lead in the bite demon stration in honor of the Federal dead, and socins to think?) great injustice was done the colored, people by the Republican pnrty, andwys "2iot a single niche was set apart for the colored peo ple," . Let us see how this L. . In the order of exercises we find the following: - a - . . . oth. 3Iayor and City Council of Knoxville, , ; a Tth. Delegations' from abroad. th. Citizens in carriages. Vth. Ex-Federal officers and soldiers in uni form. . 10th. Citizens on foot. 11th. Citizens on horseback." , , ; '. ; Docs our Democratic friends claim that there was no place assigned the colored people? "Are there no colored men in the City Council ? Arc the colored people not citizens ? Arc there none of them who deserve to be called e-Federal soldiers? And do our colored citizeis complain that they were ignored, as the- Whig claims? Are they not satisfied to be called citizens, with out the prefix "colored?" Doe the Whiff claim that the Republican party is the only party that honors the Federal dead? We are surprised that the writer should -d us the distinguished honor of being the only party which holds ii grateful remembrance the patriotic deeds of the gallant defenders of the Federal I'nion. The eft'ort of the writer' to give the cerenio iiiu on the !0th a partisan coloring a con f iitil.tp liin iiiiniifttitrw . rf iinfniinll - And for hiin to cii'pliii that the (tlored people toes is simply rediculous.; Tlie vhairniau of (lie meeting, a leading Conservative, appointed thq from any source. We had hoped that the Whig wonl.l siiv nothnur morn about this niittir nftor the cooling down the Chuohiclk gyre lum'uu a former effusion on tnc subject of decoration. Thersew iork Times thus concludes an exhaustive article on immigration : :t "The South will find it necessary to moilcrate its expectations , respecting for eign emigration, and to rely, more upon emisrratioii from Northern Statps. and on the limited colonization which Northern farmers and mechanics will sooner or later find profitable. It cannot compete with , the West for the largr Inxlies of emhrrants which Europe is contributing to swell the greatness ami increase the prosperity of the republic." - . Bkx Wade Won't Run. The Chroi elc (Republican) states that Ben Wade will not run for Congress, and, least of all, op pose Gen. Garfield. , The Cukoxiclk is now the only daily in the State that publishes regular social dispatches from Nashville. Brigham Young orders his machinery from Stockton, CaL 1 . SEW ADVERTISEMENTS 'Dissolution uf Partnership. rpHK FIRM OF BAXTER. CHAMPION k RICKS. JL Attorneys at Law, was dissolred, hy mutual con sent, on the l"th day of May, 1H7U. The unfinished business of tho partnership will bo attend! to as heretofore by tha members of the firm, until it is all settled. junl2-d6twlt. A. J. RICKS, Attorney at Law. TTKXDS PROMPTLY TO ALL BrsrXESfj i in the Courts held in tha City of Knox villi-. Col lections promptly made and remirteil. OFFICE Mux Strkkt. junlJ-d6twlt. SALE OF RE.L ESTATE. COUNTY C01RT-KN0X COUNTY. W. F. Seay. Adin'r.. vs The. Heirs of P. K. Vcgg, dee'd. PURSUANT TO A DECREE MADE IN THIS mt .tin Inn. T.n. 1Wll .. f r . of Knox County. I will offer for sal, at the Court llon.e door in KnosyiUe. on Saturday, the ith day of July, ISTU. a House and Lot situated on the north side of Ma- oiy rei. fuuti jvdoxtui, nujoioimi ine propertr ot Thou. Iitrden and others.- The pale will be made o six and twelre months' time, except ten per cent, of the pureha.e money, which will be required on the day of ale. notes of equal amounts, with approred neeurit bearinr intret from date, beiair reqmired for the re mainder, and a lien retained antil th rarrhose money y fully paid. f M. RULE, Clerk. junl2-dlt-w3t. THE SUPREME COrRT toa THK KNen DUhtio r tk Htt arTwaiewwc at Knoxville. WILL BE BEGVX. OPENED AND HELD AT II thftf fturt H.tiw.inrni....;iU .1 ..1 day Cbeing the 111 h day) of September next, when the a " v,mrv y m uo laaen up aat Beard in accordance with the order made by aid Courtat it last term : which order it in the words and figure follow ing, to-wit : - . , . ; It U ordered by tho Court that at the next term of thw Court, the civil eases upon tho docket be taken up and disposed of in the following order, to-wit : m, "First. All case on the docket 6f the Fifth Circuit filed during or previous to the year ISM. c"50?-.' A1l.cas's u'Kn tne 'locket of the Pi rat. berond, Thtrd, lourth and Fifth Circuit, filed during and previous to the year "Commencing with the Pint Circuit, and taking the geyeral Circuits in the order above named. "The criminal cases will be taken up and dLpo.ed of a the Court may direct." A true copy of the order. Tct : M. I j. PATTERSON. . Clerk Supreiu" Court, at Kn--viUe. jiinll-ilitw:'.iii.