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KNOXVILLE, TENN., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2S 1870.
FOREIGN NEWS BY TUB CABLE.
Heavy Fighting on Friday near Paris.
n Fngagcmcnt Reported near Blois.
Release of Political Prisoners in Italy.
Bazaiiic's Design to Retreat Frustrated.
Repulse of the French at Moulin.
The Bavarians in Force near lvoiis,
?Iiuilf'cMo from Napoleon.
.KXCI.CSIVK TO TI1K DAILY CltRON'ICT.n.l
Bnrssi:i.s, Kept. l-'O. The Immediate
publication of a manifesto from Napoleon,
in reply to the lust proclamation of the
government at Tours, is promised. M.
Couti, Private Secretary of the Emperor,
is nid to be the author of the document.
;ilil nuil Slock Mnrlivl.
ftclusivr to tiik daily cheoniclk.)
Ni.w Yomc, September 20. Gold closed
strong. Government'H dull and lower
closed very dull. 02's, li2g ; 4's, 11; o'b,
11J ; new, 10; Vs, 10 ; S's, 10J ; -10's, 0J.
A special dispatch to the New York Tri
bune, dated London, gives un account of
an interview between a newspaper corres
pondent nud Bismarck at the King of
Prussia's headquarters. Bismarck is de
termined to weaken Faance to the utmost
to prevent another war, whereby she
would attempt to avenge herself fort'le eats
endured in the campaign just ended.
Flfclillnj; Itrporlctl ut I'mls.
tKXCI.l'SIVK TO tiik daily chroxiclk.
London, Sept. 2(J. Fighting all day Fri
day is reported around Paris, but the ac
counts are contradictory and the English
journals refuse to publish them.
The inhabitants of Strasburg are still
kept in ignorance of events outside the
city. They believe the French have been
victorious and that an armv is inarching
to its relief.
The English press compare the war
mouements in Franco to tho-xof the late
American contest, especially with the
.campaigns of Gun. Grant mrninst Vicks
Torus, .Sept. 120. Several engagements
have oceurredin the open country between
Paris and Blois. The results are not seri
ous. The Government here denies the catego
ry statement of the Berlin correspondent
of the London Times, that Ba.ainQ. hlid
made- proposals for surrender.
The garrison at Hnvie has been rein
forced and has also received n number of
mitrailletirs. The place is jiow fully pre
pared to resist any attack.
I'reiMirntloiiH lor IU'Ioiihc.
A great majority of the Prefects have
met to organise the uprisiug for defence.
H .vend journal here dwell .on the fact
that the Government allows such disorders
t continue as those at Lyons. Cluseret Is
there, and his influence, they say, U very
bad, his purpose being to excite disturb
ances. A'lTMHEK CI' IllXUMEVl'N I.Vl'KUANKU.
Kxtraortliiinry l'oucr Cuiil'errf.l u ion
Torus, Sept. 20. Balloon letters from
Paris give the following account of'thebat
tle of tlie llltli : General Ducret occupied
the heights from Vllle .fuiff to Mention.
He made a reconoissance and encountered
the Prussian masses who were concealed
in the woods with many cannon. The
French attacked them vigorously and
drove them precipitately. The Prussians
reformed on the heights of Chatalon.
There was u tremendous artillery lire.
Ducret was comielled to seek shelter in
Fort De Vanvcs. His artillery was well
-served with Mobiles who were cool and
resolute. Ducret finally withdrew into
Paris. The Prussians suffered severely.
A large number of ofllclal messengers
hence for Paris have returned.
The omnibus horncs of Paris have been
seized by the Government to transport
The Journal Offl'.-lcl publishes decrees
imieasing the number of rcglmenU, and
conferring extraordinary powers upon gen
Fi,ohknci:, Sept. 0. Among the politi
cal prisoners released at Rome, was Pet
roux, after seventeen years of imprison
Codorna, in addre-sing the provisional
government at Rome, which lie himself
created, said : " Vour task is sublime, The
!'0th of September is nn em in your his
tory, for it makes Rome again the capital
of a Kingdom."
London, Sept. 20. The 2'imrg' special,
dated at Saarbruek, Sepf, 24th, says Ba
zulue made a feint on 1 Haut and. at
tempted to escape to Tlilonvllle. There
was a heavy cannonade some hours.
There was a sharp iijit at Moulin, seven
miles from Metz. The French were driven
back with heavy loss.
Baaiue has rclem-cd his prisoners.
A heavy force of BavAriuns are penetra
ting the country towards Lynn
The cathedral atStrasburghrw been irre
parably injured, Tbc atrououiienl clock
is still ruunllnr. -
BursKUMS, bvpt. 2(1. The Bultjian pros
unanimously rleibxtuel Prvifti's tin ii trim t
KIll'UHLK'AJi STATU CONVICTION".
A Full, Harmonious Mccthi!; Spccchus and
1'rom ur Own CorrciunJint, .
Nashvili.l, Ti.NNawii);1"'' 1
Thursday,) September,-lfiTp. i
PrompUyv'ffit l'i .-31. the Cohvcottpn was
nailed to order by T. A. Korchevm.-'S'ecre'-tary
of the State Central Committee, in
the absence of the ChairmanWhen It wis
found that some two hundred' delegates
from all iwrtu of the State wore present.
Among thoije. present were many av1ioc
faces were ;fahillinrto Republicans, and
who had done good service in resisting the
efforts of the Secession Democracy. Theio
was much enthusiasm, and an evident tie
sire to transuct the business promptly, and
put the Republican party In a shape to
make a vigorous and united campaign
against the Democratic rebels, who hope
to have things all their own way. A va
riety of names were being discussed as
suitable persons to place at the head of the
ticket. To ordinary observation, that of
the Hon. W, If. "Wiscner, of Bedford, was
the strongest name ollbred, he being pledg
ed to make a canvass, and from his sole
did record as a Republican and Union
man, I eside being well known throughout
the St-.te as n gentleman of ability and in
tegrh". As ; i the platform, there was some di-rus-i
i-i prior to the meeting of the Con
ventii n, but it was not difficult for the
delegates to agree. Loyalty, hone-ty, pro
gress, liberty, education and free institu
tions were the requirements, anil on these
there could be but little discussion.
lion. V. F. Prossor moved to nominate
Hon. Horace Maynnrd as permanent
-The Chairman elect took his seat, nnd
" Gknti,umi:x ok the Covvkxtion
It is meet and proper, in view of the great
and important objects Tor which we are as
sembled, that wo should look to the great
Creator for wisdom to guide us in our
deliberations, and think it proper to invite
the Rev. Mr. Stevens to lead us to the
Throne of Grace."
After the prayer, the hnirman said :
" Gi:nti,i:mi:x or Tin- Convention
We are here to-day from different portions
of our great State. We are here to consult
together as to the best interests of our
State. We are here because we think that
the Republican party U the best exponent
of all that Is great and good in our Gov
ernmentthe party that saved the country
in the late war;, the party who holds the
National Government to-day; the party
that in this State, though in a minority,
have thoc convictions of right, and justice
that commend them to all good men. Ap-plau-e.
Wo come in no spirit of con
demnation, but in a spirit Of charitv and
determination to do what is right, Ap
plause. 1 have but to look about me, in
the fuee before me, undseo the honest, pa
triotic rosolvcsto do that which shall sub
serve tht1 infercstsof all th epeopkyuid will
best secure to nil the greatest liberty and
justice, to couvIricV) liio'. thnt & have yoj,
in Tennessee men determined to battle for'
the right. I shall not attempt to dictate
the i'ouie of this Convention or the
eomlmr canvas, butiliope thnt fairness (mcl
equity will marlf all our proceedings"
The Chair then announced that the.
nomination of Secretaries was in order,
wheiifMr.aWf YV.Ahirjiux of Du,dlcrd,jwfi
appwito-ir Sw-rfltrtry,-' Will G. fft ifti
Wm. Rule and L. B. luiton as Assistants,
I ' iM M ITTi:ns A l'l'i I NTKIi.
ir6nK;iirtitel1ArnelI tifovid that a.Min
lnltteo of five be appointed on crederitlnls.
Tlio motion being carried, the Chair ap
pointed the following gentlemen on the
committee: Samuel Arncll, D. A. Xuiin,
II. P. Dajey, W,.T. Tune, and Randall
BrowmLj ' . .
Hon". W. F. Prosser moved that a com
mittee, i-'.niposed of one delegate from
each Conj.resaional District, lie appointed
on resolutions. Carried when the Chair
appointed Hon. V. F. Prosser, S. S. Gal-,
brnlth, S. B. Henderson, Xenophon Whee
ler, T. H. Cold well. Archllialif Hughes, J.
M. Doherty, and lion. J. W. Smith.
Hon. James MullliiH moved that all reso
lutions be referred to the Committee on
Resolutions without debate.
The Commit tee on Credentials reported
Jlesolced, That all Republicans present be re
cognized as members of this Convention.
The report wns adopted.
KU KLUX OUTItAOKS.
Pending the absence of the Committee
on Platform, Mr. Rexford asked that as
some Republicans had doubts as to thu re
norts of violence and outrimo in nortions
of tlie State, under tho present to late Go
eminent, requested that some of (lie vic
tims bo oiled on for statements of facts of
such outrages, and .suggested that Mr.
Lowery be asked to make a statement.
Leave was granted, and Mr. Lowrey de
tailed the fact of his having been driven
by disguised armed men from his homo In
Rutherford county recently, in the night,
and the bad treatment his wife and chil
dren received at their hands.
Hon. 1). A. Xunn being called nn to ad
dress the Convention, rerponded inn short,
effective speech, that stirred the delegates
to enthusiasm. Ho reviewed the action ol'
the recent rebel military Convention, tis
well'ns the legislation of tlie present body
who make laws for Tennessee. Mr. Nunii
sinrirctiteil flint If the K(nti Ij t, 1... Iimnloil
over bodily to the ex-tifllcers of the late
(wny iu save uiemaieirom going wnere
theAocio .novemcnt atfempted tomirry
, j Mr. Minn wnsnppjaulei while mak ng
his rouuirks, and iironiised at some other
time to fully xiire.-s hlnisolf on the sub-
f . . -
Tho Committee, to whom was referretl
iu i omimiiee. to wiiom was rurormi
resolutions for tippointlntt a State ICxecti-
, live i yniiiiuioH, wH)itea tM Allowing:
; , Jlf.utfotd. TJiat the Chnirmun apjioint an K.
j ocutlve Commite of five for oaoli grand divis
ion of the State, to transact business re'atiot' to
viich d.vitions rcMictivcly a"d that trPseC"i'i
os elect. Chairmen mid Secretaries wli
constitute tlio-Stnto Central Committee,
rnii'nct lm-'iue concerning i!i. State nt
HS"tful. Thnt tlio Cuinmittei .. niiiwiinii.il
from ench grand illvlfiou arc instructf-d to pro
cure ut mice n thorough orgnniscntii'ii in rumtioi
I nmlCongMsiionul District.
I. 'the followlnggontletnen were appointed
tis MWMPcu'8tnte Central Com
Hon. George A ndreww, Hon. A J
George W. Roh'lumes A. Galbral
ytAK Ytirdlby.' . ' '
Hon. Horace H. Harrison. Col, Thotnaa
Waters, (ion. T. J. Harrison, Cupt. John
Rubin and Moses R, Jdhhsoh.
Col. L. B. Eaton, Hon. W. W. Murray,
W. T. Kennedy, J. J. Winileld and Isaac
Mr. Pcabody. of Davidson, being loudly
(.tilled for, made a short Hpeech, arraying
the Old Hunker anil rebel Democracy for
lf Sceesioni"m and want of patriotic good
faith to the country. Mr. P. was loudly
cheered for his energetic, clooueiit speecli,
but wns interrupted by the Committee on
Resolutions, who came into the hall pre
pared to report, when Hon. W. 1'". Prosscr,
Chairman, read the following :
The ltcmiblieuus of IVanesieu, iu Convention
(iSfcmbli'd, lmvo met to counsel us to the best in
terests of our J5(n((.i nn,i in n tpirit of mutual
forbearance, doileeluro tho principles and meas
ure which vu deem necessnry to n lafe, wi
and jiolitic nilminiftrntiou of the iitfuirs of the
Jrt.olrr,l, The Union of tho States, milking
them u Nntion. wan intended to be, nnd shall be,
pvrpctual j una tho ltcpublic.m party (having
already maintained it against armed rebellion
and attempted revolution) hereby pledges its
maintenance against tho heresy of .State Sover
eignty and Secession, taught und practiced by
our Democratic opponents, tho former of which
was reasserted, ana tlio latter not disavowed, in
tho platform of the recent DcmocrntioStnte Con
vention. Jlcsolnd, Tlio Administration of President
Grant, and tho policy of tho Republican Con
gres, in increasing tho revenues, by a faithful
und impartial collection, while at the eaino timo
reducing tho rates and objects of taxation; in
diminishing expenditures and thereby improv
ing the public credit; assimilating tho national
currency to the coin standard, and largely de
creating the public debt; in securing to nil citi
zen? their just rights and equality beforo the
law : in restoring civil government nnd unex
ampled prosperity to tlio .States torn and deso
lated by rebellion and civil war; by an honest
and wiso enforcement of tho laws; by maintain
ing rigidly the demands of international law. to
as to securo tho respect and good will of all for
eign nations, yet sympathizing with all peoples
struggling for free government, have secured
the cyj)'wce and nro entitled to the support of
tho AtjjPrcan people.
lifSoTctd, (Jno of tlio specified objects of
the American Union is to maintain domestic
tiomiuility, and one of its axiireM powers to
protect against domestic violence, and any Stnto
(Sovurnmont which culpably fails to guarantee
to the citizens of all cla"ci, color", and opin
ion", life, liberty, property, tho free expre.ion
and enjoyment ol their opinions and the un
tramelcd exerciso of all their civil and political
rights is unworthy to ho recognized as valid by
tho Government of (ho United .Slntes.
llrsolrrd. That tho honor and credit of tho
.United Stiitesi and of thu Stnto of Tennessee,
.lillli-t and srtdl bo faitfiflilly Upheld in the pay
ment uf every dollar ol the ."statu anil .Mtnonai
iiidelili'dne-, and that we view, with abhorrence;
every proportion, directly or indirectly, I" ie
pijJIiaH any pqrtion ol'tliefjlist obligations of the
' otrid. That know ledire. lenrnimr and ir-
being t'rscutinl to the preservation of Itopub
llfini institutions, und the dill'union of the oniior-
.tunitiM and advantages (if .education through
'out (1(6 diflereiTt porfmn lf .tJiq sHtate being
, , . . ' . . , t .... .. P .1.!- .1.
IHgliiy eolHluclve io lite pnunoiion m mis eim,
it should be the duty of the General Asfeinbly
in nil future periods of this Government to
ehorish literature and science. That it,ls tlio
cltity of thd Statb to see that facilities for educa
tion are provided for the children of the poor,
as well as for tho rich, and that a well regulated
fystcm of common schools is essential to the
welfare and prosperity of tho State.
Ursalccd, While we deplore the evils of the
unprovoked, 'and causeless war now ravaging
some of the fairest portions of Kurope, wo con
gratulate tho educated and intelligent people of
Germany and thu friends of civilization nnd
progreis upon tho ru lilts, alike honorable to
.tJlCJ'utaicr, and enc'ouraging to tlio latter.
Jtisolerd, migration Imvingbeeu a great ourco
itf prosperity tothoso purtu of tlio country which
liavo received it, the Legislature, tho adminis
trative policy and the public sentiment of our
State should combine to invito settlers from
every part of our country and from foreign
lands to participate with us in tho great natural
advantages possessed by our State.
Ucsolrrd, That we utterly disapprove of tho
course of the present Legislature in repealing
the liberal common school system adopted by
tho Republican purty; ill depreciating the credit
ofthcStnte by failing to provide for tlio pay
ment of the interest on her public debt, thereby
adding annually and largely thereto: in repeal
ing oil Republican legislation iu behalf of the la
boring classes, including the law exempting a
given amount of wages from garr'.shment; iu
their hostility to immigration; in repeal of laws
for the protection of tho colored fouii, and in re
fusing in bad faith to ratify thu loth Amend
ment to the Constitution of the I'nitfd States;
and we appeal to the nuoplu of tho Statu to elect
a Logisjiiturp that will reinwily'tliQsp evils and
legislate in thu interest of hiimaiiTly jjndjus-tiqe.-'
. j.'e.jofafjT'Tliat we oppose us unwise and as an
uiiwarrnntedrntrietioii of tlio el6ctlv,Ci'fraiichise
th6 law', requiring every Vfter ttj v.dtu hrthis
civil dUtriets-and wu d'jinrtnd IU' prompwund
tiueonditipnul repeal. ' " .
JttKnUtfl, That the 14th and ICth amrttumoitts
U the Constitution of the United Status bfihlg a
part and parcel of that iiiitr,iuuujit, tha law
pasfeu by Ongross to enforce? Ihy. prdyUmn
thereof should hooXfioitted, ami wo ortll. ujxni
the Administration for a rigid and faltlinil ex
ecution of thu same.
Jlfultfd, That it is the opinion ol this uon-
veati-m that the Congress of tho United .States
S.ff, 'J"'?;" V ',Jlmt U kl,own
T" ;. " n'i'.t (f,n Vntimml Itrmuhllrim
V J A ?LXtilX"Lri.Wft
in'tho country, and ignoring all past
.polfiietil di Heron cos. wo hereby conjially invito
nil trnod oitlxens. wliatovor tbov nlay liavabeen
.B ' 7 ' . A, . ... ,..... . . . . .. ..
-or fiavo done in'tho past, to unite .with us Upon
M rbroail and Jibi-.il lilatforin of that party.
"Jji$ befon' tho aUJournmqnt fjf tlio Con-
VOHUBll, UHW0 UPWUie; !mUlin was oi-
fersirnnd ruloptejrr, w " uSMl
. UexoUtd, T a committee of three, one
fromeocO'ii the grand Hvision of the Ktuie.
be OH' .')t"'l "V '''.'J'''1" ' 1 ' e'Vl' -ub-crip-
tion, and to establish and conduct n newspaper
in the city of Jsoshville as tho organ of tho Re
publican party of tho State of Tennessee.
Tho resolutions were unanimously
adopted: whereupon Col.D.W. Peabody.of
Nashville, Hon. I). A. Xunn, of Hrowns
vllle, and ('apt. R. S. Ketulrlck, of Clial
tiinnooga, were appointed a committee to
nilso funds and conduct a central Republl
titui organ at Is'tishvllle.
Till: NOMINATION 10H ((OVMItNOIt.
The Convention then decided In proceed
to tho nomination or n candidate for Gov
oruor. Mr. Mullins nominntcd Hon. Wm.
AMscner. Mr. Sumner nominated Hon.
Jno.Trimble. X. Wheelernomlnnfed Hon.
A. McClean. .Mr. Williams, as friend of
McCloan, desired to withdraw his name.
l)i W. Pcabody nominated I). A. Xunn.
T.H.Coldwell wnsnomlnuted, but immedi
ately desired flint his name be withdrawn
and the Convention unite on Hon. W. II.
Wisener, who would make the eanvas,
and was fully competent for the work be
fore us. Hon. D. A. Xunn declined the
nomination, promising to -.'o to Work iu
West Tennessee and do all that is possible
to beat tlie rebel Democracy.
It M as then announced that all the names
oflcrcd, except Wlsener, had been with
drawn, and moved by Mullins that the
Hon. W. II. Wlsener bo nominated by ac
clamation, which was carried unanimous
A Committee was appointed (o wait upon
the nominee and inform him of his nomi
nation. Tlie Chair appointed W. II. Sum
ner, T. H. Coldwell and D. A. IXunii.
TIIK NOMINlIi: ACCIII'TS.
The committee returned with the nomi
nee, who was conducted to the stand,
and said: "1 accept this nomination at
your hands, and though It may be consid
ered a forlorn hope, I have never shrunk
from duty when called on. The time for
work is short, but what is possible for me
to do I will do, if you will assist me. Let
there be full tickets nominated, and you
must all work. The Constitution under
which you live was adopted against my
wishes and ellbrts. It promises to enfran
chise everybody, but really does not do any
such thing, while it fixes a price upon the
vote of citizens. There are many other
things in this Constitution, secession nnd
other things, equally objectionable. T am
for paying every dollar of the national
and State debts. Applause. I am for
executing (he laws. Applause. If I am
to lie Governor, I pledge myself (o execute
the laws. There will be an end of the Ku
Klux. Applause. If there Is not enough
power iu tho State, the United States will
be called on, whose power is ample. Ap
plause. To my colored friends, I say,
when a landowner whispers In your ear the
words that make your votes dependant on
his will, Just tell us of it, and we will see
that lie Is indicted anil punished by tine
and imprisonment. Tlie Democrats say
this law Is wrong, unconstitutional, and
must bo repealed. I tell you it is right,
constitutional, and will not be repealed.
Thaiiklnir vtiu for the compliment nnd
honor conferred by this nomination, let
mo assure you that all things possible will
be done by ine, your servant, to insure suc
cess to our cause. " Appiiiuso.j
Kl'KIX'U OK Jill. MAVNAItl).
Tlio Chairman was then called on for re
marks, and responded eloquently, arraign
ing tile Rebel-Democracy and their recent
convention. Ho looks in vain for the old
leaders, and finds instead a roster of Hood's
army, who, now that Thomas Is dead, have
met' for a second sieg.1 of Xashville. He
read the mimes of the committee who liie-
nared the Democratic platform, and the
roll-call was answered by a full detail of
rebel olllcers. He reviewed the lireinnlile
and resolutions, and showed how familiar
were tlio tones nnd'points of the same, and
compared them with the Greeneville re.-o-
lutions. wont is i ne cause or neeti loi iui'
this talk about State sovereignty and the
right or revolution V "What does it mean '.'
It is an old acquaintance, this right of re
volution. The need of the second resolu
tion is quefttionuble,to look at. their actions.
They denounce tlie tariff and internal rev
enue, and make no provision for expenses
ot tlie uovernnicni. Tiieir prooosmon io
have the the revenue collected by State
and eountv olllcera ties tlie hands of the
General Government and makes the States
sovereign. The fifth resolution comjilalns
of seizures of whisky and tobacco. When
we remember how important whisky is to
Democratic platforms, we can understand
why thev feareil, their munitions were in
danger. "Then they attack Grant's Ad
ministration, complain of tlie manner of
filling ofllces, wlillo the day previous, in
Knoxvllle the Supreme Court had done
worse. They don't like the enforcement
or the 14th Amendment. Well, Hudlhras
expressed It, long since, when he said,
" Xo rogue," &c.
Then they want the houilH taxed. They
picked this up when they went to the New
S'ork Convention, a bit or the ollid of that
delectable body. Their platform is more
remarkable for what is not In It than for
what fa in It. It might just as well have
been pasved in Florida oi Kansas. They
thought they wore providing for National
matters, utterly ignoring Stale matters.
Thev were like that old llfahornian "who
balled his hook," See. Nothing to entour
age man. Nothing to provide for educa
tion or progics. Nothing to lift the bur
den from the shoulders of the toller, .'their
platform need only be read and compared
with that we have just passed, to Insure
the support of all who love free Instltu-
Wo to-dav set forth a platform that re
irnrds the ritrhts of every child horn Into
tiiU world riirhts that must be sacred nud
niniitiilned. Let us expose tho demagogues
who sneeringlyask : "If you want your
rich neighbor taxed to educato the poor
Wo must preserve tho National credit
We ennnot allbnl fo trifle with it. As a
mntlerof business we must nroKurvo it In
vinlofo. Tho obligations of our nation
must be met In the samo spirit that paid
nil (In. ilohU Incident to our onrlv sttug-
e-ios. Our resolutions rofor to the duty of
tho Government to isccuro to all its citizens
every right and full liberty. 1 shall never
I be satisfied until this be done. Let us stop
all this violence and outrage. The sforv
of thnt man who in driven from his hou.o'e
at night, his wife Insulted and tortured,
his children almost killed with fear, al
ntot in sight of this capital, must be stop
ped, It must cease, r shall no! be satisfied
till this K. stopped. Applause. The
general Government inut. see to It !
Mr. Mnynard alluded to reeonsf ruction,
explaining the condition or Tennessee with
relereiiee to the general Government. He
believes 1 1mt the National Gov mucin
will exact from tills Slate pledgei or the
security of eltlzetis, that every man shall
be allowed to talk and vote as he pleases,
that a innn, who, In November, wishes to
vote for Wlsener, the Union lovnl Repub
lican candidate, and against TtYoWn, tlio
late General .of the rcbel-Confedorate ar
my, lu shall not be called fo account for
It, but be free Io do ns he pleases Ourn is
tlie party of progress flmt wants to buljd
up mther (linn pull down anv man. Let
us make a bold fight, and nrgniilzo - see
that every man votes ns he desires.
The relations between laud owners and
laborers was compared to the fable or the
clock hands, fc. The labor or the country
Is the pendulum of the machine. The la
bor can control things if they will be Wise.
They can compel respect.
.Mr. M. was listened to with much atten
tion, mid wns frequently cheered and ap
plauded. Our brier report falls to give an
adequate idea of the eloquence and force ol
It was moved that the proceedings be
published in the Knoxvllle Chiionicik.
Carried. The Convention then ndjourned
lnr. dir. Damon.
Our dispatches inform us of the occupa
tion of Rome by the Italian troops. With
this step ends the temporal power of the
Pope. Though long recognized and ac
quiesced in by tlie powers of Kurope, we
can really see no reason why the Pope
should object to the new order of all'uirs.
The King has assured him of protection
in all matters pertaining to his personal
welfare or his spiritual ofllce, and this
ought to be sulllcleiit. With Infallibility
proclaimed and a large and willing ehurcli
to recognize his new attribute, we infer he
will choose to give his whole time and at
tention to his responsible spiritual duties.
But to Italy this occupation of the famed
city on Its seven hills is an event of great
political significance and import. It means
a united, strengthened Jlaly, that hereaf
ter may attain to something of her former
glory and power. For a half century she
has been divided and weakened by inter
nal dissensions. Her fertile plains and
historically beautiful valleys have been
peopled by a race having but few or the
noble traits of the people who once made
her the most powerful nation on earth.
'Free Italy may mean something like this
tor tlie rut tire.
It is significant and worthy of reflection
that at this time tlio two nations that have
done as much us perhaps nil others to shape
the past history of our race, should lie
uniting into strong central goveriinicir
the diflerenf Status into which for so many
yours they have licon divided. Italy and
crniany, thoroughly united, may for
years lie the great controlling powers of
Kurope. Victor Knianuel and Rlsmarok
are Just now tho central figures In the po
litical movements In Kurope, and we
watch their movement with interest.
THE FP.EKOH HAVY.
The costlv and powerful naval llot of
1 '"ranee has been of no itvall whatever to it
in lis hour of sore need and danger. We
do not know whether it js alone through
inullieieney thai It has been so, but-such is
lliefaci.- Let the explanation ijonio here
after. With squadrons that tairly whitened
tho English channels us they passed Xorth
info tlio German Ocean, the French admi
rals have bombarded nothing, captured
nothing, blockaded nothing. Their great
ironclads and their small gunboats have
proved equally Inclllclent, and the North
lierman trailing vessels nave siiiien umicr
tlieir very bowsprits into the porth of the
German Ocean and the Bailie. Tho farce
has at last becoine too pitiable, and the stu
pendous squadrons have been called home.
If the sailors can be put upon; the fortifica
tions or Cherbourgh or Paris, they may gel
in a little or the war, otherwise, 40.000 of
tho picked men of the Empire will have
been as useless to France in her hour of
need as thoutrh thev had been quartered
during the summer nt St. Helena.
THE NATURAL BOUNDARIES.
About one hundred and eighty yearsflfSo
Louis XIV wrested by force from Germany
the rich provinces of Alsace and Lorraine.
Since then they have been it part of the
French nation. To-uay, niter long years oi
rivalry and sonic years of oppression, Ger
many' has prostrated her foe and dictates
term's of peace before tho walls of Paris.
It Is not unlikely that these very provinces
will now be restored to Germany and made
part of tho Statos or Bavaria and Baden.
Should this bo the terms of peace, the
Vo.-Kos, which seetntobothonutural boun
daries, would become the) dividing line.
The lnilne, ft has alw&y neon eianneu, is
not a natural boundary, and so It has al
ways seemed to Germany. Certain It is
that now popuiur sentiment iu uiuai,i
points that way, and she will not bo satis
fled with anything else.
AliMUtA). Faiihaoi t, In his will, be
queathes all his trophies of war of every
description to Ids son, Loyal! barragut.
He gives t his wife, for life, tho houso and
lot at No. 11;! Kat Thirty-sixth street, New
York, and at her death, it goes to his son,
Lovail, and his heirs. All tho residue of
his estate lie divldoa share snd share alike
between his wire and son.
Tiihiiu is trouble In L'tuh Vweoii the
Governor ami Htlgham Young, as to tho
oontK.1 of tho ttiilfila of tU Territory, It
is really beginning to aMUtnom serious aspect.