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RULE & RICKS, Publishers.
Kiilinnrc n AY STIlliUT, lSust Mile,
Between Main and 1 Ml streets.
On- 1 1 I V. "no year 13 00
One '")'-, six raolitto 1 00
Ten .'"1'iiJ, one '9r,. 17 80
Twnty oories, on year 80 00
WKDNKSDAY : NOV. 0, 170.
Fimn all Hint we can gnthor at tho hour
of this 'writing, Mr. Maynard 1ms carried
Ktinx county by 188 majority. There
lias been a general falling off in tho vote.
Cooper has also carried tho county by a
small majority, which insures his election,
fitaley is elected to tlie Senate beyond a
In the Firtt Congressional District. But
' i is elected. Iii the Second District, May
ii. ..1 1 elected. AYe have nothing at this
h im upon which to base a calculation for
the Third District. The news from the
N liviUc District is better than we bx
n i. We may receive further returns
nine to press.
e'in our dispatches this morning
. ,1 account of the row in Norfolk, Va.,
v. '. h o, run-ednDn Tuesday night. Of
t , oar dispatches, coming from the
i bey do, give a qualified account of
':u thing, however, needs no expla
in' ii. The meeting was not disturbed
b. vpublicane, and, as usual, the inno
e i, rulored men were the victims. It
i - " ,v other explanation than this.
" h .i t!i full particulars are received, it
. i 1 r. u' t less appear that the great offence
t iu.ok-d the row was, the presump
ti n r. 1 1 1 colored orator, Prof. Lungsden,
n 1 li "ing the white chivalry' of Vir
' "ii'
We hope the whole affair will be fully
n.-pitied, and the guilty partieri pun
i hi J. This will only be done by the Uni
ted V -. authorities.
ord of the Republican mrtv is a
i i ii,-ueortl. Organized for the purjiose
of j .(.venting the spread of the demons of
s' 'y ami caste, lighting for principle of
1 and equality, it has achieved a trl
u'npli: at victory. It has contended with
ui.h ly ambitions, maddening passions,
err 1 prejudices and ruinous theories, and
J., s nbdued them by the power of right
id Hi-ti.-e. When disappointed, ambi
tious unpatriotic men at the South pre
i SpU i'ed tlie country in a bloody civil war.
n Republican Administration nobly up
held the ting, and thousands of Republi-
.ms MiCi ilieed their lives upon tlie altar of
free lorn, suppressing the most gigantic re
bellion of which, history give nnynccount,
thereby preserving the Union of the States,
founded upon the patriotic impulses of the
Revolutionary Fathers, comontcdnnd ren
dered sacred by their blood. It is to the
Republican jxtrty that we owe the oxist-
inco of the Federal Union to-day. Let
tl c-e dispute it who will, and let those
. ii'say it who may, itis nevertheless true,
and impartial history will so record it.
Tin war being ended, the rebellion having
hem subdued, the shaokles of slavery hav
ing been stricken from the colored nice,
th Republican party hoe gone on to olothe
the colored man with tlie rights and privi
lege : of citizenship, and to make him
i-jirtl before the law with his white neigh
' i . These measures were met ami sue
ly opposed by tlie Democratic iwu ty,
' " were passed in the face of all opjHMl
V j i,y a Republican Congress.
iiu Jippublhwn party, by ita judicious
n-amiiri-mi'iit of the finances of the coun
try, has improved lite public credit, de-
(ri.wl the public debt more than $170,
000,000, ;md has reduced the taxes so as to
be light as pontlble without violating
the plighted faith of the nation to its credi
Wo have the most implicit faith in tho
ability of the party to carry out the policy
already inaugurated, and its capacity to
carry forward to completion reforms al
ready begun.
Tin: VVc and Herald thinks if all the
mercenaries arc driven out of tho He
publican party no one -will bo left to begin
a n w era. Thutlanguagoboundf, familiar.
Wo have heard of "mercenaries" before
Whin the South took up arms to destroy
the Government, wc heard of " Lincoln's
hirelings," "mercenary hirelings," "mer
cenary horde," " mercenary sneaks," &c
Those terms were intended to apply to
Federal soldiers. German soldiers were
styled " plundering thieves." .So tho term
" mercenary " applied to the friends of the
Government is no new tiling. It is not
original with the Press and Herald. Fcd-
tral soldiers defended their principle at
the point of tho bayonet and at the mouth
of tlie cannon. Republican citizens are
defending the same principles at the lmllot
box. They are all " mercenaries " togeth
i r. They aro equally obnoxious to Detuo
i rati.
Halnc makes a salve of t-iuall herring
th t t'u'.s rheumatism.
The Democracy have very much to say
about the corruption of the Republican
iwtty. The best test in the world as to
what parties will do, If entrusted with
power, is an exhibit of what they have
done when uncontrolled hi their manage
ment of public attalrs.
The great center of Democratic power In
this country Is in New York City. There
the Democracy have had unlimited license
in the administration of municipal attklrs
for many years, and tho fruits of their
reign is the truest standard by which to
judge them.
New York City has a population of about
one million. The tfnitod States has In
habitants to the number of forty millions.,
New York City lias been in tho control of
tho Democracy for over ten years. The
National Government has been adminis
tered by Republicans for about live years
during the last ten. A comparison of the
expenses of the two administrations will
servo to show their comparative economy.
President Grant and his Cabinet, which
constitutes the executive department of the
country, costs $SO,000 per annum.
The Mayor, Shorilf, and other executive
officers of New York City, costs its tax
payers $5,429,000 per annum.
The salary of the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of the United States is
56,500, and of his five Associates $6,000
each per annum.
Compare these with the following Dem-
eratic salaries:
New York city has six Supreme Court
Judges at $17,500 each ; six Superior Judges
at $15,000 each ; six Common Pleas Judges
at 5,000 eaclt ; six Marine Court Judges
at $10,000 each ; nine Police Justices at
810,000 each, and eight Civil Justices at
$5,000 each.
So that while the Judiciary of tlie United
States Supreme Court costs but $36,600 per
year, the Judiciary of Manhattan Islaud
costs $-175,000 pwssr.
The civil service of the United States
costs $15,000,000 per year. The civil ser
vice of New York city coats per annum
With these o Ulcers the rates per head to
the United States, costs 29 cents, while to
New York city the cost pe; head is $28.10.
These figures speak for thomwlves. They
att'ord a striking and remarkable contrast
between the Republican administration of
the national government, conducted with
honest economy, and the corrupt, extrava
gant and utterly rotten Democratic gov
ernment of New Aork city.
There is a large class of men at tho South
who evidently believe that thoy were lorn
to rule. They are to bo met with in ovory
Southern State, and lieloug to a played-
out, defunct class, once known as "South
ern aristocracy." These men have no m
tienee with the views of men whom they
eon felder to have been born under lew
favorable circumstances than them
selves. They look with supreme
contempt on a man who Is degraded
enough to consent to earn his daily
bread by tho sweat of his brow. They boast
of what their "daddies" were of tho great
works of their predecessors, and of the
high position they held In society, and
think this entitle- them to the respect and
adoration :' nnuki-.id. This is the class
of men who aiv opioiu : die Republican
party. They have not lorco of character
sullieient to oniKfee anything in a way to
make themselves felt. They are generally
found atte'.idhu political muotiugs to do
the stamping and cheering, and on elec
tion days they consent to drive around in
carriages for the purpose of taking in poor
deluded souls who haw no independence
to think and act for themselves. Thete
gentlemen do not eem to understand that
their "born-to-rule" theory has long since
exploded, and that they are the relics of a
claf-s no longer eared for. Republican prin
ciples teach that men are to be elevated,
honored and trusted on account of person
al merit rather than mero pedigree, itnd
this is exactly what they don't like.
Onk of the hubbies upon which Free
Traders expect to ride into power and
break down our home industries is to
represent tiia a tarill" for protection dis
criminates against the agricultural in
terests of the to,.n.ry. The J'icmm and
Jferald had a curd hunting to its bulletin
board yesterday, with samples ofRriiHsels
carpeting, broadcloths, eassiinere, tfce., to
show how oppressive tlie tarlil' is. Now
weiskof our country friends who may
pass that way to-ttuv, if the card should
still lie on exhibition, to just stop for a mo
ment, and n'e how many of the articles on
exhibition are u-"d by them. If a man is
able to wear a broadcloth coat he is cer
tainly able to pay a llttlo tax.' If. a
a man is able to carpet his lloor with a
Jlrussels carjict, lie can pay a tax upon It.
Rut if a man ehooes to wear a homespun
suit, or to use on his Ikor a homemade cur
pot, as mo-t of our farmers do, they pay
no tax atall on these articles. The policy
of tho Republican party Is to tax luxuries,
and lo raise .n Ii ..e revenue as possible on
necessities. Who will say this is wrong?
Gov. Sijntkii lias Issued a proclamation
advising the various i-iiles of the State to
send delegates to repiewent T i.uessee Jn
the Immigration Convention at Indian
apolis on tho ii'id of November, 1x70,
Every newspaiier publisher has experi
enced annoyance from a class of men who
are prolific In communications upon every
subject brought before tho public. They
feel that they are Just the men to deal with
it, and know just what to say. They,
therefore, write up long communications,
sign some fictitious name and send them
to their newspaper. They frequently llnd
that their articles do not appear, and they
almost always feol offended, take the failure
to publish as a personal affront and, with
out slopping to think, charge the publish
ers or editors with personal hatred, or jeal
ousy, or some other foolish whim. A few
words upon this subject may not now
prove out of place, as wo have hnd a good
deal of this kind of experience lW4hc short
time we have been connected with the
Publishing a nowspaier is with us a
matter of business. We have invested our
capital in it, and by hard work we hopo to
make a living out of it. One great item of
our expense is our composition bills, livery
column of reading matter costs a certain
sum of money. At tlie end of every week
wo And this item alone a heavy burden.
We must publish matter of public interest,
in order to gain sul-criberp. Mont of our
readers aro men of business, and want their
news arranged conveniently, so that they
can get it in a few moments' time. They
have not tlie time nor tlie Inclination to
read communications a column long, on a
subject that is perhaps of interest to but a
few. They want short, pointed, newsy
articles. As our success and livelihood de
pends upon the number of oursubscribers,
we must accommodate the length of our
articles to their wishes. As we are limit
ed as to the amount of our reading matter,
it follows we must make tho most of our
space. We want to get the most news os
sible in this given space. We cannot do
this by publishing long commuuiaa
tlons. We have refused to publish many
of this kind, for this reason, al
though there were some very good
things In them. . Wo receive but few
loinvnrticlea that would not be Improved
and read by ten times as many persons if
cut down one-half or one-third. Short,
pointed, racy artloles, will stand a much
better chance to bo published and read than
long ones. Wo trust uorrcBpondcnts will
bear this in mind.
There is another class of-correspondonts
who annoy us more than any other, for
they are generally more unreasonable and
foolish. Wo allude to that class who want
to mako ns, as publishers and editors, the
medium of making public their attacks
upon public men and private citizens, and
make us responsible therefor. They always
write over anonymous tiynafitrex. We
have occasionally refused to publish such
unless they would sign their full names.
This they of course reftine to do, and give
a- reasons that they don't care to " get into
a controversy," or " it would make us ene
mies;" or "It would interfere with our
busine.-s ;" or " we don't want to have our
names known in the mutter," tie.
It never occurs to such men the mean
ness of their effort to force upon us a re
sponsibility which they xhirk. We, too,
have our business to protect and our per
sonal friendships to respect, and our pri
vate interests to consider. It Is true, we
are publishing a newspaper to give the
public news, and it is our business and our
duty to do so. This wo intend to do, and
always hnvo done. We discuss fearlessly
public measures, and criticise act and say
ings of public men. Rut in doing so we
alii'mx intend to be fair and honorable.
We do not believe there Ib anything gained
by abuse, or mUreprescutiou, or low cun
ning. We have our character and business
prospects depending upon tho success of
the ('hhoxicj.h, and we propose to guard
these just as busincs,or professional men
dotheirlnterests. If correspondents under
anonymous signatures want to assail
public men or their act in a way we do
not think proper, they must do it through
other columns or do w "over their own
name-. We do not intend to permit them
to make their attacks over our shoulders.
Again, we have heavy expenses to pro
vide for. Our income is from subscriptions
and from advertisements. We advertise
anything not vulgar or objectionable upon
personal ground-'. Men who are candi
dates forolllce announce that fact In news
papers, without regard to their politics.
We further make known their views in
the pre!". Our columns are open for all
such purposes, and being personal to the
parties interested, we charge them therefor.
We have always advertised such matter
for candidates who differ with us political
ly, but never were charged, until lately,
wlthendorsingsuch nion thereby. Repub
lican candidates for olllce publish their
cards in Democratic papers, hut we never
supposed that they comprnniied then
selves thcieby.
Wh conversed with a gentleman from
Roane county, yesterday, who is well post
od and knows whereof bespeaks. He says
that W. R. Staley's majority in that coun
ty will reiioh COO. lf,4ipublioans in Knox
ville only do their duty, his majority in
the District will be 1,000.
It Is rather late for the French Govern
ment to be sending out a contradiction of
the surrender of Hazaine, as they appear to
have done, r 1 pr.-hi's.
We have once beforo felt It our duty to
commend to every honest man, as the best
evidence of tin power, force and dignity
of the press, the example presented by the
New York IHmct In its grand contest with
the powerfully corrupt Tammany ring In
New York City. Its articles have been
high-toned, but terribly severe. We do
not remember that It has ever been our
pleasure to road editorials of more force,
vigor and manliness than those now dally
appearing In that journal, exposing the
Infamous and startling corruptions of Hoff
man, Tweed, Flsk & Co., the great Demo
cratic lights of Now York. At tho recent
great meeting in that city, managed by
JliA Flsk and with money stolen from the
tux-puyers of the city, August Rolinont,
Charles O'Connor and Wilson G. Hunt ap
peared to grace the occasion and add their
sanction to the demonstrations of such gi
gantic swindlers. Thereupon tlie Times
parades them before the world In tho light
in which they voluntarily placed them
selves sponsors for Fisk, Tweed tfc Co.
In nn article which for tone and severity
wc have rarely seen equaled.
Of Flak, the Timet my'.
lid is, wo believe, a nearer nppronch to the
ruffian of the Pagan or Orient type, than any
one who lina yet nppenrcd in a prominent posi
tion in any modern Christian State. Ho hits
stolon on a scalo never beforo equalled, except
by armed conqueror;.; and he lm so secured
the .i' )! ..." the dot error of the Stnte, and of
the I.-. ':,:ure, and the .ludeeR that lie u nnlc
to u-v them in Uofeiuine all en'orts to mnko him
disgorge lm plunder, nnd is even able to secure
-lifmiee in tho perpetration of other
jBor is this nil. With the proceeds
fts be has surrounded himself, for
o years, with a "bevy of drabs, with
i i-.poars publicly in a gilded couch,
-' horses, and in a threatre, which is
i merely as ft convenient cover for his
f th.
two Ol ' !
whom h
drawn b.
carried .
Ivehi it hkkokk the inoiu,i;, that at
the last session of Congress, when it was
proposed to reduce the tax on coffee from
live to three c. rtser pound ; on teas from
twenty-live to m'teen cents per pound ; on
sugar from six to four cents per pound, and
on many other articles of necessity in pro
portion, the Democratic members of Con
gress almost In a body voted N O ! And
yet every little one-horse Democratic
stump-spcakcr, and every little 8-by-10
Democratic newspaper from Maine to Cali
fornia lias been charging the Republican
members of Congress witli being opposed
to low taxes. Keep this beforo the people,
and let them inquire why it was that
Democrats wished to retain a high tariff
on articles of universal consumption.
AVk supposed the junior organist had
secured the aid of only a country lawyer
n its defence of the Confederate decision
of our .Supreme Court, but it seems now
the rural youth claims the wisdom and
ability of the "white haired sages of the
Supreme Court," and in his conceit im
ningines he is lighting their battles. The
fact that he has not, of late, had much to
say upon the subject is owing to the fact
that the afore.uiid "white haired sages"
have intimated that his defence would be
more appreciated by and more appropri
ate to the readers In his rural districts than
to the eiti.ens of Knoxville.
Jresi; Thomas wosurveyor of Customs
at Nashville in 1S01. Under orders from
Governor Isham G. Harris, one of tlie
leading lights in tlie great Confederacy, lie
paid to him in gold $1,&00 belonging to the
United States. In the Federal Court at
Nashville a suit is now ponding against
Thomas and his sureties for that sum. If
the Confederacy was to "all intents and
purpose a de favlo government," v, 111 the
man from the rural districts who tuels so
competent to light tlie battles of the
"while-haired sages," tell us how much
Uncle Sum could recover'.'
Tin; account of tho massacre of sever il
thousand unarmed men, and women and
children by the Germans at Metz, is an
other evidence of Democratic good will to
wards the Germans. The account was
gotten up by tho New York World, the
great Democratic organ of the eountiy.
Tho whole story is such a chapter of
horrors and such a slander upon the Ger
man armies, that we did not credit it or
give it publicity. The World lias made it
self famous for its canards.
It will be seen from our dispatches that
Chancellor Fast, at Nashville, refused to
enjoin the Commissioners from making a
a sale of the delinquent railroads of the
State. The sale will therefore proceed to
day at the Capitol in Nashville. Mr.
McGhee is there in the interests of tlie
Knoxville and Kentucky road. We trust
the Commissioners may be able to make
some arrangements by which these roads
may be transferred to parties who will
complete them.
Kixd Wi i.mam lias communicated to
General Von Falkenstein his decree for
the removal of all obstacles in the way of
Independent voting in Prussia, and forbids
the enforcement of penalties for holding
public meetings ; he alo orders them to
release prisoners already arrested for vio
lating such laws.
. .
Tin: Wldy and Jleyulcr did not publish
tho World' account of tho horrible mas
sacre at Metz. II . - it changed Its views of
German vandalism .' Ii was for Germany
when the war, began; Is It for Germany
Wi. are 'gratified to announce a pen ful
and cjuiot election yesterday. The best of
feeling seemed to prevail among all parties.
Royond the sparring that, may always be
oxpecte'd at the polls, between mon of dif
ferent parties, no disturbance occurred.
Wo say it gratlllcs us to announce the
fact. Our home is hero and wo look with
pride upon tho land of our nativity. Tlie
Interests of this people aro our interests,
and they can bo host subserved by observ
ing peace, quiet and good order. Let the
animosities that may have been engender
ed In the heat of tlie canvass, be now, for
ovor forgotten. Nothing is to bo gained
by lacerating old sores. Such u courso on
ly aggravates the malady. The election
is now over, and no matter who has been
successful, wo should all turn our minds to
the business aspects of tho situation. Wc
want manufactories furnishing employ
ment to thousands and creating a home
market for our abundant raw material.
AVo want capitalists to come among us and
be of us. Wc wantour iron, coal and mar
ble, &c, dug out of tho earth and put into
a shape which will bring wealth and.prf-,-perity
within our land. These mo mat
ters for us to consldor. Thoy aro matters
In which we aro all Interested, and about
which there should be no division. Li t
us arouse ourselves, stir up our energies,
and ho resolved that wo trill develop the
resources of East Tennessee.
An ofllcer of the Cabinet goes to Vlramia
to make an exposition of the views ot Ua
Administration upon political ailahs. Iwt
having been born on tlio sacred soil, mid
not having any of that royal Virginia b'u d
coursing through his veins, he and his c
laborors are shot at and their hearorsdiivai
away. If that is a specimen of Virginia
rchlvalry, we think sonic hemp stretched
about several necks would be a good
Notwithstanding the reduction of
taxes and tho tariff, which took effect the
first of last month, tho public debt was re
duced $5,000,000 in tho month of October.
Let Democrats rave and howl and vote
against low taxes, yet the good work of n -ducing
tltc public debt goes on. Weknow
it hurts you, gentlemen, to see the country
prosjerous under a Republican adminis
tration; but it makes no difference; Re
publicans intend to do their duty.
LAW-Ajtti)iNe mon all over the country
rejoice that we have u Congrats which will
pass laws to protect the ballot-box in tlie
profligate city of New York, and a Presi
dent with patriotism and nerve to enforce
them, reirurdli'ss of the whinings of tlie
men who are to suffer from the enforcement
of law. Democrats there threaten nnd
bully all to no purpose. Tho Federal oftl
cers intend to do their duty.
Wtrir.n Ohio lias weakened its repre
sentation in Congress by the defeat of Gen.
Schenck, she has remedied it as far as it
was possible to do so by the election of a
legislator of less experience in .sending to
tlie House the Hon. Aaron F. Perry, of
Cincinnati, one of the ripest lawyers in
tlie country, and one of the purest and best
men in Ohio.
Wi H. Finm:v, for home time past an
independent Republican candidate for tlie
Legislature in Rlount county, has with
drawn in favor of Mr. Anderson, the regu
lar nominee. He says he is not willing to
hazard the success of the party by longer
remaining a candidate. His action is wor
thy of commendation, and will redound to
his credit.
Thkui-: wore about ten thousand boys
under age in tho great Democratic proces
sion in Now York last Thunduy evening.
Tho 2'imct says they were paid by the
hour. The fact is, tlie people in that great
city aro thoroughly aroused, and there is
a prospect that the thieving Democracy of
Tammany will lie overthrown.
Rodv-Snatchinh in Canada. -Regularly
as every winter comes round, and
the medical colleges open, wo hear of eases
of body-snatching, and although search
warrants have frequently been issued by
our courts, yet, soinewhow, the resurrec
tionists contrive to elude detection, Karly
last week, some young Montrcaleis visited
Sorel, and, under cover of a dark ulglit.
inado a raid upon a graviyard, disinterred
tlie body of a young woman who had only
been buried a few (lays previous, nnd car
ried oil' the corpse. They left some of the
" dead clothes " about, which led to tho
affair being discovered. The police in
Mont real were apprised of tlioalfair, and
although tho steamboats and railway
trains have been watched, no trace of the
body lias yet been found, although It is be
lieved that It was brought to this city.
This body-snatching, with one or two
men, is quite a profession, ami during a
session they will bring perhaps between
thirty and sixty "subjects." which are
worth from Slfi lo$22, according to the de
mand and supply. Wc have heard of one
case which occurred in a dissecting-room
in this oity two years ago, of the corpse of
a young woman, when laid on tlie table,
lie'ing recognized as that of a student's sis
ter, who hnd died only two weeks previ
ous. Such cases as the above are very rare
but somewhat similar ones have occurred
of students being called to operate upon
tho corpses of people whom they had
known in life.
A Springfield man, who has been visit
ing in tho eastern part of Rcrkshlro, re
ports a pastor who rings tho bell to call
the people to service, pitches tho tune, and
helps sing, and the story goes, that, In ad
dition to pn aching to tlie living, ho stands
flu ill;' tlw -i avis of those who die,
ml all for a salary of .00.

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