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KNOXVILLK TENN.t WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1870."
The recent course of events In Europe
has been so rapid os tooxeitonstonlshniotit
vvn nniong us In America,' used os wo
huvo by our late experiences, becoino to
political cvcntH of stupendous magnitude
being accomplished in exceeding brief
space. The downfall of the Napoleonic
dynasty and tho uprising of u republic in
Us placo recalls many Important scenes in
the history of that volatile nation whoso
political course both in war and nonce has
so often startled and convulsed Europe and
interested tho civilized world.
The word republic, naturally turns our
thoughts to tho fearful rolirn of terror
which marked the llrst attempt of France
at that, form of government.
By the wild blaze of their llrst liberty
torch Frenchmen gladly hurled to destruc
tion the traditions and institutions of tho
past. Itoyalty, aristocracy, proscription,
all were thrown down In lierco haste, and
tho monarchies of Europe stood aghast as
the streets of Paris ran red with French
blood from the guillotine, and the air re
sounded with frantic cries of Libcrtr,
In the midst of the reeklessbla.o of new
made republican fervor the little Corslcan.
llrst appeared, and step by step-gained that
wonderful ascendancy over the minds of
liLs countrymen which enabled him at last
to take, amid joyful acclamations the im
perial crown. Tills frantic boasting re
publican France found itself again under
Che strong arm of imperial power. The
time Qf tho llrst Napoleon, bloody and ter
rible as it proved, will ever bo fondly re
membered by Frenchmen as the most
glorious era in the history of that glory
It ended in Waterloo, but not until it
had given them tho long and dazzling
scenes of victories embracing Aubterlitz,
Egypt and Marengo.
Then came another period of Bourbon
reign, then moro insurrection, then the
Aimed coup d'etat and another Bonaparte
takes the helm, and, like his great prede
cessor, reaches at last the Imperial throne.
The reign of Louis Napoleon, if we leave
, out of view its last and iatal war, presents
much to command the admiration and
gratitude of its subjects The Crimea, Ma
genta ami Solferino vindicated tho milita
ry fame of France. Tho diplomatic skill
of the Emperor had made the nation one
of tho foremost in tho international politics
of continental Europe. And tho recent
overwhelming majority of the Plebiscite,
even though secured by a skillful use of
patronage and power, show that despite
all complaints enough progress had been
made in material wealth and constitution
al liberty to give Napoleon a hold on tho
all'ections of his subjects. Taken witli all
their faults, tho reigns of the two Napo
leons have done much for France, and con
trast most favorably with the inelllciency
nutl disgraco that attended much of the
Inw of Jiourlion supremacy.
But now, a ifew short weeks arc Hlled
with shocks of battle, and the late mighty
Emperor, so short a time since endorsed by
the vote of his people, is without a subject
and almost without a friend, homeless and
;i prisoner. Truly, monarchists cannot
with good grace charge that "Ucpublics
are ungrateful." Vive VJiiujierem- to-day
and Vjtve kJlcpubliquo to-morrow. Thus,
tho volatile French nation swings back
wards and forwards between the external
form of Republican government and tho
strong hand of Imperial power.
No one knows wliat will come next, and
no one will bo surprised if n month hence
a now empire should bo in full blast. This
wild political gyrating compares unfavora
bly with the slow but sure progress of Eng
land and Germany, which, though still
retaining the forms of monarchical govern
ment havo made steady progress In the
principles of popular freedom, and which,
though moving more dellbcrntelely, main
tain stcudily the ground they have gained.
Still, tho French nation, in spite of its pe
culiar and eminently Frcnehy way of man
aging its forms of government, has made
unquestionable and substantial progress
during the last century. It Is to bo hoped
that the next movement may not bo one
that will bring inourningand desolation to
many innocent homes, as tho fearful blun
der by which Napoleon has just shattered
his own throne.
Tin: Memphis Avalanche, in an edito
rial on ""What Tennessee needs," Bays:
" Tennessee wants population and capital ;
free schools j no political proscription ; no
repudiation, and reduction of the public
debt by the sale of delinquent railroads."
Wo caii'licatily join with our contemporary
in what ho says in this respect, and "can
only wisli he could Induce his party, which
now predominates In our Statu, to see as
he does. Population and capital are re-
i pcllcd because men are proscribed who
tonic from the North. The lato Bemo
ratic Constitutional Convention refused
to incorporate in our organio law a clause
providing for frco bohools, and the Demo
cratic' Legislature repealed all the sohool
law we ever had which was worth any
thing. If tho Avalanahe could Induce Its
party to adopt the liberal vluws which we
llnd expressed, from time to time, in il&
r dumns, we would soon havo Immigrants
jiou ln(i into the State, bringing with them
1 1 npitul and t nterpiiso, and every child ill !
rljf 1 mil, wJf'h'-r '-i-h orpoo'- wo-ihl have
tin prlvlUi'e "i i.tk-Kltn'.f a voi d Tree
A French Account of McMalion's Disaster.
The special correspondent of tiie Tribuw
at McMalion's headquarters, a French ofll
cer, who witnessed the battle of Sodim
The Emperor, who had arrived during
the night, had Issued a proclamation which
Was POStod Oil tlll Willis, tllivhlir tlmf Im It.ul
confided tho command of tho armies to the
generals whom public opinion had seemed
to select as most capable of leading them,
and that ho himself intended to light itsuti
olllcer, forgetting for a while his position
as a sovereign.
After describing the general results of
mo name as wo nave given them, he says
THK l.'llENPH ltOUTt'.lt.
To one entering the town as 1 did, there
was no longer any battle to describe. It
was first a retreat and too soon n rout. 1
thought myself lucky to get away from the
iiem as i tun ; lor an hour aiterward tho
rout ot those torccs that had been near bv
me was complete. Already soldiers wt '
crushing against each other in tho strug
gle to get Inside the town. Dismounted
cavalry were trying to make their way,
nymv i m uy me rumparis, leaping down
from the counterscarp; others forcing
their vay In by the postern gates. From
a nooi ot the ramparts, where I rested a
moment, I saw also cuirassiers lumping
horses and all Into the moat, the horses
breaking their Jegs and ribs. Men were
.scrambling over each other. There were
olllccrs of all ranks' Colonels, and even
Generals, in uniforms which It was Im
possible to mlttnkc, mixed in this shame
ful melee. Behind all came guns with
their heavy carriages and powerful horses,
forcing their way into the throng, maiming
and crushing the fugitives on foot.
TKIinilll.n SCUNIIS IN SUDAN.
To add to tiie confusion and horror, the
Prussian batteries had bv this time ad
vanced within ramie, ami the 1' rtikHin.il
shells began falling among tho struggling
nmw.-. ui iiiun. un me riimpjTis were the
National Guards, manning tl c guns of the
town, and replying whli more or less ef
fect to the nearest Prussian battcciw. It
was a sceno horrible enough to have suited
the fiuiPV of Gustavo Morn htniMdf. 1
could form but one idea Jof our unhappy
army: that It was at the bottom of a scotli-
L hurried back as best t eottbl to inv lin
tel, following tho narrow streets where tin-
shells weru least likely to reach the ground.
Wherever there was a square or open place,
uimv ujiuii uuiiius in nurses aim men
dead, or still quivering, mown to pieces bv
bursting shells, caching my hotel, 'f
found the street in which It stood choked
like the rest with wagons, guns, horses and
men. Most luckily, at this moment tho
Prussian lire did not enlilado this street.
for a train of caissons Hlled with powder
blocked the whole way, itself unable to
move backward or forward. Then; was
every chance that theso caissons would ex
plode, the town being then on lire in two
places, and I began to think Sedan was a
place more uncomfortable than even the
battle-lleld over which a victorious enemy
was swiftly advancing.
As night drew on. the crowd a. lltiln di
minished, and by some etlbrt it was pos
sible to make one's way about tho town.
Tho spectacle it ollered -was more horrible
than war. Dead were lvlng overvwhere:
vilians and soldiers mingled in the
slaughter. In one suburb counted more
than CO bodies ot peasants and hoiire-aoUo
a few women among them, and one child.
The grown wus strewn with (splinters of
shells. Starving soldiers were
CT'JTINO IT TIM: DKAI) JIOiiSKS
to cook and eat, for provision had again
fulled us as everything lias failed since this
campaign began. I was glad to getaway
lroiu the sigiit Of our disasters and Jose
their remembrance in a few hours of sleep.
Tho next day wo woro told that the Em
peror had gone to tht-King's headquarters
to treat for a surrender. At 11 hit house
hold anil carriages left tho town and we
knew that he was n prisoner and the Em
pire no more.
HAD FAITH OK THIS KJtK.VfH.
On Saturday the whoio French force lniii
down their arms. Not a few soldiers in
their rage broke rather than give up their
arms, and the streets were littered with
fragments of all kinds of weapons lancers'
helmets, cuirasses, and even mitrailleuses
covered the ground; and in one place
where the .Mcuso runs through tho town
the licnps of such fragments choked the
stream and rose above tho surface. The
mud of tho streets wis black with gun
powder. Tho horses had been tied to tho
nouses and gun-carriages, but nobody re
membered to feed or water them, and in
the frenzy of hunger and thirst they broke
loose anil ran wild through the town.
Whoever liked might havo a horse even
olllccrs' horses which were private proper
ty ior mo irouuie oi caicning incm.
EMI'TYINO THK MONKY CHUST.
When the Prussians came into the town
they were vcrv sore and angrv at the siirht
of all this destruction ami waste. What
must have pleased them lcs.--, was the state
In which they found tho military ohost.
As soon as the surrender was resolved on,
the French oilleers were told to make out
tho best accounts thev could, present them.
and receive payment. Naturally, the
statements thus brought in soon proved
sulllciont to empty tho treir-ury. ikuuw
of oilleors who demanded and received
payment for horses that were not killed
iiuu nnggnge wnicn nau not been lost.
Demoralization showed JUelf in every
way. J-.ven tho standards wore burned or
burled, an act of bad faith not to be wtl-
iated oveuby the grief ami rtitfe of a beaten
IIP I iJMh ,
into greater truthfulness, lldellty, self-respect.
mhI orderly ways of life, K doing
missionary won.s oi me tiel "on.
Engineers are destroying the uinn !h
running eatf from Paris.
irom mo j'rencn slUe, and was shut up in
Sedan with tho French army, having boon
released, sends an account, dated Sedan,
September !!. from which m. mnim tim
jFOKBIO mm BY Till: CABLE.
Hejmblfcan Demoiislrallon in London,
Prussian Attack on Toul Repulsed,
Dispatch from the U, S. Government.
Russia Desires Hostilities to Cease,
Bismarck Halts the Prussian Columns.
Overtures for Peace Very Probable.
The I'rvurh Undiirscd Acnliist DouicNtln
mid I'urcleu .Monurc-lilcM.
London-, Sent. 11. There have been for
midable popular demonstrations here to
day in favor of tiie French Jtopublie, and
against monarchy at honiQ and abroad.
One. took place at Hyde Park, and another
at St. James' Hall.
The Imbecility of tho British Govern
ment was strongly denounced, and the
Queen was charged, by name, with en
couraging the King of Prussia in his march
to 1' ranee for the purpose of destroying the
A proposition to suppress tho Queen's
name was received with a tempest of
A voice In the crowd cried, "Three groans
for the Prince of Wales," and the response
was universal antl pussionatof as the crowd
was at one time really appalling.
A better elas of people assembled at St.
James Hall, where resolutions wore adopt
ed denouncing King William's inconsis
tency in advancing on Paris, afior his an
nouncement that the war was not upon tho
I-reiich people. The speakers said the
English Government was hoxf He to France,
not because it loves Germany, but beeauo
it hates and fears tile Republle. The Gov
ernment of Kngland has not recognized
the Republic in Franco, but the day was at
hand when tho French would bo called
upon to recognize the licmiiiiio nf Rmr.
The British journals urge Intervention
IS 11 duty and right lltiirleeted. which
would involve dishonor.
Paws, Sept. lll.-Tlio Ministry pub
lishes the following: T,ho Prumiuns at
tacked Toul on Saturday, nt livn oVInMr in
the morning, and persisted till nine in the
evening. They were- constantly i-i.miki.il
and many of their bntterios were dis
mounted before nine. Jloro than lo.iino
Prussians were placed(o;-.w du combat.
'."The Prussian army has halted twenty
live iviiles from Paris, at tho special request
of "Ih't.marok, to consider the Russian and
Austrian proposition for an armistice.
xhe departure ot certain members of the
French Government from France for Tours
is indefinitely postponed.
NhwYoitlC.Sopt. 1L. The South Anna-l
ean news by to-day's steamer is unimpor
tant. The new Ministry at Chili further :i dis
continued prosecution of the Ai-ancaniaii
The Bolivian troops along tho Peruvian
from ier havo been reinforced. Thev have
hit 1 several skirmishes with marauding
panics of Indians.
riie Argentine Republic bus contracted
for a sub-marine telegraph to Brazil, tn Im
completed in eighteen monthf.
The republic of Salvador lias hit. con
cluded a commercial treaty with' Prussia.
It is believed hero, from telegrams from
Europe, that the position of tho United
States Is not understood In Europe. The
ohlyollleial dispatch from thisGoverninent
relative to the war was sent on Friday, und
addressed to .Bancroft, with copies to
Washburno and Motley, the eili'ct of which,
ascertained- from an altogether reliable
source, was: "Whllo we cannot act In
connection with other nations, vet if our
gootl otllccs were requested by both bel
ligerents, we should be happy to extend
them, with a view of bringing about peace
between two great powers with which wo
have traditional friendship.
"TliU Government will scrupulously ab
stain from interfering in the atralrs of for
eign nations, if for no other reason because
It would set an example or atlbrd a pretext
for interference hereafter with our own.
Hence it expresses no opinion as to tho
merits of the war. The dispatches to
Bancroft wcro so carefully worded as to
leave no doubt of our carefully abstaining
from foreign alliances as to belligerents,
while always ready to exercise otllccs of
friendship wlien specially desired by na
tions at war.
Bkusski.s, Sept. 12-4 o'clock. Italy,
Austria and Russia have agreed and au
thorized Russia to ask Prussia for an ar
mistice. A dispatch' to this cH'eet was sent
to Berlin. No answer has yet been re
ceived. Lord Lyons has resigned the task of me
diating between France anil Prussia in fa
vor ot'Oizaga, tho Spanish Minister
Bkiiun, Sept. Hi. The following ills-1
patch is from tho King to theQueen, dated
Sunday night :
" The citadel of Laou exploded after the
surrender, jiut as the prisoners were pre
paring to enter. Tlireo hundred and llfty
men were killed, Including two hundred of
the Mobile Guards. Many woro shockingly
mutilated. There must have been treason.
Bkkmn, September 12. A great
seiikation was caused about a dispatch
from the American Government to
UuiKioii expressing hope that there
would now be a cessation of the war In
Jc. of the fact that its aim at the de
throi em tit of Napoleon had been aceom-nh-li-
Hi u-paiih w..s ,tnt t i Kin r
William by a spi cial nu sengi r,
PrUa'e u J'grr m jtn r c d In Paris.
ltnll.vliihT Iii I'urri. TIip leaders Wtrv
ling Co!. lUtx.nril Nominated.
AttwoVclockycftenlny itftornoon tho ring
ing of tho court lioii'o boll summoned n lurga
crowd to witiuw tlio proeordlngs Coaervntlvo
C0t W1I.MAMS' JlEMAItKS.
vi1,1? lneil'B.was culled to ordor by Cel. Jno.
illmias, clinirmtm of Dotnocrntio Kxecutivo
(ximmittee, who addressed tlio crowd nt noma
length. Bo wontlmclc on tho third party move
ment altogether, mid stated tlrnt tliero wero but
two parties now In tho country tho Itndlcnl and
Democratic. Ho wns tlio first to raIo hh voico
agnint tlio exclusion of rebols from the ballot
Hi, . "na "nroa to resist tho tyrnny of
i.ronniow nnu jus iteuttnant, Jliiynartl ' lio
Inul been shot at, derided and abiucd wliilo
battling for tho right, ntul substantially sniil
that in consideration of his light two years nco,
ho was rather entitled to tho race, but if not tlm
choice ot the party he would cheerfully support
J UtlgO Vim Dvko stilted tlmf nt il "iiriiiinrv
V,,cct,lnK ll0,ld ,lur'S "'0 forenoon, Col. It. lv.
Jjyrd had been chosen Pmident, MnJ. I). A
Carpenter Vico President, nnd Mews. Siiun
ders, RamiiKO, Woodwnrd, of Sweetwater, und
JlcNully. ot Cleveland, Secretaries," and
moved that tlnno officers uct as such in the
meeting then in session. Carried.
ltKiiAiiKS or COL. IYW.
On taking tho chair, Co). Uyr.i said that for
tlio past low years tlio pcoplo had been
groping m tho dark they had endured a great
deal, and no ono had suilered moro than liu
but honed nil had com prepared to battlo for
the right and Tennessee, united nnd harmonious,
llio dill'orcnco of party names was nothing
democratic or conservative, it wns all tiie fame
ho wns an old lino Whig himself, but wns tlio
foe of Itodicalism. Ho lind fought for thu Con
stitution when tho country wns drenched in
blood ho wanted tiio strongest man supported.
no matter who bo wns ono who would ''put his
foot on the Constitution 'and kcop it there,"
(that class of men tip) Colonel was formerly
arrayed against.) Uelng a "plain farmer, anil
not ported in parliamentary usnffo," ho an
nounced that any business would bo Unorder.
Concerning the appointment of a committee on
credentials, nnd several gentlemen wero ap
pointed, though not tho requisite number, when
it wa? found that tho committee had boon ap
pointed in tiie "preliminary meeting" (wliicli,
it s.'clued, was tho really important one where
everything had boon "cut and dried" before
hand) mid on motion of Judge Van Dyke, that
committee nnd ono on tho Basis of Itepresentu
tion, also appointed in tlio preliminary lucctin,
woro instructed to net. Tlio basis of represen
tation Wns ono delegate for every 100 Conser
vative voters, nnd the Committee on Credent
ial", onodolcgato from cacli county represented.
It win deemed advisable to put on the torn
bianco of zeal, and acting on tlio BugcoHion of a
gontlomaii prosont tho delegates from cncli
county took seats together.
The committoe on credentials reported thnt
tioietniiOH irom all tiie counties in tlio district.
except Claiborne, Complied and Scott wcrp
prcsuiit. hereupon it wag movod and carried
that tho convention proceed to business the same
ii u uiosu futilities were rujirusumeu.
Wore thou declared in ordor, and tlio follow in,
irciitlemon's names woro presonted:
Col. John Williams, of Knox countv; Col. A.
ISlizzard, of McMinn; Col. I). M. NoUun, of
liradly: Una. .Jos. A. .Maury, ot Know nnd Col.
It. K. ltyrd, of Bonne. Gen. Maury declined
running, whereupon his niiiiio was withdrawn,
when tlio Convention proceeded to ballot, vot
ing by countie in alphabetical order, wltho.it
result. When tlio second ballot was taken, the
vote stood 13 for Blitaard, -10 for Williams
nnd the rest scattering.
The third ballot was decisive, nnd Col. 111!?.
xard having received a majority of nil the votes
east, was declared elected by one hnlf of a voto,
showing an Intimate knowledge of vulgar frac
tions. On motion the voto was made unani
mous, amid considerable excitement.
The balloting showed a detiro to let Cols. Nel
son and ltyrd down eitnily, and the persistency
of the llomie delegation in voting for Colonel
Uvrd after ho had withdrawn bis name and the
withdrawal of H votes from Blount, which had
gono solid for Williams, insured tlio latter gen
tleman's defeat. The tight is none of ours, but
if parliamentary rulos bad not been set aside by
keeping men in nomination who stood no
chnnec, the remit would havo been dill'oroiit in
nil probability. Tlio understanding boforn n
ballot was takoii'being that if tho delegates dif
Xered, tlio chairman should cast the voto of tho
A committee was then appointed to inform
Col. lilizzurd of bis nomination, a proceeding
of tlio Utmost Importance, as the Colonel was
fully six feet distant from tho teller's desk.
Nevertheless, he was gravely informed of tlio
astounding fact, when another committee, was
appointed to conduct him to the chnir.
A committee to form a platform was appoint
ed, headed by Mr. Saunders, who retired to pre
pare tlio same.
Being introduced by Col. Ilyrd, Col. HlUxard
said that ho accepted tho nomination in good
faith bo had not tho experienco of Mr. May
nnrd, but brought an earnost heart and burning
zeal to tho conflict bo was opposed to tho op
pression of tlio last tlvo yonrc. but wns going to
light on. Upturning thanks for tho honor con
furred ho took his seat.
(Son. Vaughn said that ho would forfeit his left
arm if Monroo county didn't 'omo within llfty
votos of her voto for Scntor.
Tlio chairman then announced that if any
present wished to "gas n little, thoy had the op
portunity," whorcupon Col. John M. Fleming
was called for with singular unanimity.
lie then mountod the rostrum, and with up
lifted forefinger began, when tho crowd com
menced leaving, seeing which the Committee
on Platform returned and reported It ready,
The committee must havo been endowed with
supernatural power for ability, Ibr in loss than
half an hour s absence, thoy bad prepared a
platform several times larger than the party
will over need, with copious oxtracts, printed,
and iho prcuif nhcrts eorrectetl of two galloys of
typo, or else' they had hoeured the services of
Sir. Wiley with hi lightning printing prowl
(which wo saw inopuMtiou nn hour afterwards,)
for the work wns there to show for itself, nnd
won't presume to suy tho platform was "out nnd
drlod, too, or even mado of teatoned timber.
Mr, Saunders road tho nlatforn nnd accom
panying resolutions, but being very lengthy,
the greater portion of the crowd loft before lie
liuidied, scarcely enough being left at th enn
cludon t" ratify thorn when the voto wjis taken.
The platform bcio? adopted, tile meeting
hastily adjourned h iviegordercd a c 'pyot'ttie
t latfonn 1 1 li n ' the Dcmocratli
t onventioi . i ' n n !N UvUl" is.
Tin: xi:v sri-isinii: coumt.
lion. A. O. p.
J list Ice.
loHrpliII. Ilelsltell, of .lteinplili. Attorney
OcnOi'iil ami Kepoi'ter for tlio Slufe.
In pursuance of law, the new Supremo Court
or tlio State, which was eleoted last August, Tor
t ie term or eight years, organized vwterdny in
their Boom sot apart for that, to hold tlialr year
ly session for tlio Kastetn Division or tlio Stnte.
I he full court as elected wero prosci" and Is
composed of the following Judges:
Hon. A. O V. Nicholson, Hon. Peter Turney,
Hon. 1 ion. J. Irccnjan, Hon. .1. B. T. Sliced,
Hon. Tlios. A. B. Nelson and Boa Jm. W
Deadoriok. The Judges having all been duly qualifled on
.Saturday last by Oov. Seutcr, presented their
Commission nnd Oaths of Office to tlio Clerk or
tlio Court to bo transcribed ns part of tint
records of the Court.
Upon the Judges taking their sents yesterday
morning nt ten o'clock, tho Hon. Tho A. B.
.Nelson announced that In accordance with the
provisions of ilio new Constitution, tho Court nt
n session hold nt chambers that morning had
unanimously chosen the Hon. A. O. P. Nichol
son, of Middle Tennessee, us the Chief Justice
of tho Court.
Tho Chief Jiieticu then formally uesumod tlio
dutiosof tlio officii nnd ordered Shoriu" Oossctt
to open tho Court.
The Ijrst step towards perfecting tlio orgnnlza
V"n ,.f, '!l0 Pourl ,nis ' qiialillcation or
r ranklln Beaderiek vice M. L. Patterson, the
old incumbent, which was dono by tho Chief
Justice, Mr. IJendcriek's sureties, Col. John
Haxtcr, . A. Henderson, B-.q., P. A. B
Scott nnd Jns. It. Cocke, Bsi's., having pre
viously formally acknowledged tlio execution of
tlio customary bond.
It is hut just thnt we should here say that Mr
31. B. Patterson, tlio old Clerk, was removed
lor political and not for personal reasons, as wo
believe it is universally conceded that ho niado
an elheoint and accommodutlnc Clork.
1 lie Chief Justice then announced thatbr a
provision of the new Constitution the duty de
volved upon them to elect the Attornoy (Joae
ral and Supremo Court lloportor for ttie State
for 8 years. Thoy had been sorely cmbarossed
by tho conflicting claims of some fourteen very
worthy lupirnnU fortke plncc, nnyoneof wlionl
was thoroughly competent for the position.
I lie Court had met that morning and balloted
soma jlttoon tunes before thoy could mnko n
selection. I hoy had finally selected Joseph B.
lloiskoll, fcsq., of thr city of Momidils, as a
competent and worthy gontleiunnfor thnt nlnee
Ho was therefore declared elected as tho At
torney Gencrnl nnd Supremo Court Bonortor
for tho State.
The following gentlemen were eandidatos for
tlio position : Jos. B. Hclskell. AV. 11. Bc6c
Isjiam Bismukes, 1). W. Hohnan. II. Clav
King Go,,. J. M. Qunrlos, Mr. M.-donp, John
. IIedt nnd Mr. ISnrton, Ksiis.
riio Cluof Justico then adjourned tho Court
until J o'clock, . it., when tho order ofbtuinoss
would bo mado known.
On the uBsomblitig or the Court In the after
noon, tho Chief Justice announced that umlor
tho act of Assembly of Pobrunry, 1870, tho
Court w;a required to tako uji tlid enses of encli
circuit by coimtie, taking up ouch county in '
the order thoy were nomcdln the net flvin,- tl.
lime lor holding courU itt the various eountlos
nnd circuits of tno Stnte.
Tiie rulos and ordei-s of their prcdecessora
would bo adhered to as far as they proved sati
tactory. If any changes woro necessary they
would bo announced. Tho order reiinirinir
eoiuisol to iurnish briefs in each case nrgued
would bo ontorced strictly, ns it was nbsolutolv
necessary that tlio Court should have ns much
aid iron; the bar ns possible, owing tothocrowd
ed condition of the doekot nnd tlio short time
allowed by law for tho sossson or tho Court. Tlio
bar could aid tho Court lnalerinlly by nmkinir
their oral nrgumonts as brief nnd pointed n con
sistent with tlio nature of tlio cause in argument.
J he Court would sit all together, mid not in
sections. As it was lqndo optional with them bv
the Constitution, they bud concluded to sit al
together, believing thereby they could dispense
the business ns rapidly as nnv other. Thev
would at least try this plan. Tlio (!ourt would"
hold their sessions he until the 16th day of
November. 1 hu would give them two weeks
vacation preceding tiie term to be held at Nnsli
villo. As there wero seven hundrod en-os on tho
docket, tlio Court would hold ditilv sessions, be
B'aning ut U a. ji. and continue tuitil 2. v. ji.
1 ho call of tho docket will boffin this morning
nt 10 (clock, and proceed from day to day hi
accordance with the published order of thu last
Court, to-wit :
,1'i"t-AI,1 f11'3 011 1,10 locket or the Fifth
Circuit tiled during or previous to the year 1898
Second. AH cases upon the docket of tlio Vint,
Second, 'third, Fourth and Fifth Circuits, lllcd
during and previous to tho year 180'J.
t Commencing with tlio First Circuit, and tak
ing tlio several Circuits in tho order above,
Tho criminal casos will bo taken up and dis- .
posed of as tho Court may direct.
It was 8tiggotcd that as tho Cth Circuit was
now abolished, and tlio counties composing it.
had been placed in othor circuits, some confu
sion might follow. Had the Attorneys from the
1st Circuit all been present nnd consenting, it is
probable the call would have commenced with
thnt Circuit, but ns they were not, tlio Courts
thought it advisobio to adhoro to tlio published,
ordor. Tlio cases on tho llrst cnll of the docket
mny he passed, but tlio second call will bo per
emptory. In nil criminal cases parties bound over neor I
not appear this week. Upon tho nrrivnl of tl
new Attorney. General, an nnW rrninnmli ...
Stnto oases will bo made. h
Tito following nttornoys wero sworn in, t nd
their mimes entered upon tho rollof nttornov nr
the Court: J. 0. J. Williams, It. N. H0o(I V
M MoKey, H. H. Taylor, and B. 0. Hoi.k. ' '
Tuesdays und Fridays woro llxod una- n for
.evorai motions ot minor Importance wero
mado nnd entered. Tho Court then ndjc unied
until tliis iiiorulng nt 11) o'clock.
The bar of Host Tennosseo is hirgoly lonre
sonled, and seem ready for their duties.
For tlio information of parties outsid e of tho
city, who may havo business with tlio .l..i...
we state that the Hon. A. O. P. Nloh olson !'
Turney, Tho. J. Froeman, am
u d. u. q s11(M
are stopping nt the I on Jiouso. J ml gM Nelson
nnd Beaderiek may be found at their residences
in tlio city.
Tlio Turcos, who, by tho way Jmve been
nrctty nearly cleaned ouUlU' the rot-out
battle hi Krunco, nro Hahldjy 'M. About to
be " boaiitirul as night." WrJ tors from the
Uornian side descrlbo them as ' black an
lOrebus" and ugly ns wildcats. Their
nianners are not engaging. If one tithe
ot tlio horrors related ot honi by n number
of Independent wltntcs be true their
ferocity Is bestial, and their employment
In this war t houhi be as much condemned
as thnt of the Indians Uy Eno-land lu our
war of Independence.