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THE MORRISTOWN GAZETTE, AUGUST 23, 18 76.1
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET
FOB FRESIDBKT ;
SAMUEL J. TILDEN,
OF NEW YORK.
FOR TICE PRESIDENT :
THOMAS A. HENDRICKS,
STATE DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
JAMES D. PORTER,
FOR CONGRESS :
WILLIAM M' FAR LAND,
ALONZO X. SHIELDS.
Election. Tuesday, November 7, 1876.
The Morristown Gazette.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23, 1876.
CONVENTION OF THE FIRST CON
The counties composing the First
Congressional District are requested
to send delegates to the Democratic
Convention hereby called to assem
ble at Greeneville on the 12th day
of September proximo, to choose an
Elector, nominate a candidate for
Congress and attend to other busi
ness In connection with the Presi
denttal and Congressional canvass
This call i intended to supercede
and vacate the call made for an
Electoral Convention to assemble
on the 29th inst.
The Chairman of the Committees
of the Democratic Dartv ia the re
spective counties are notified to hold
iaeetinp-s to select delegates to said
Convention, if they have not at
ready done so.
W. II. Watterson, Chairman.
Jouxson City, Tens., Aug. 15, 7G.
To the Editor of the Morristown Gazette:
Owinsr to the confusion which has
arisen on account of the existence of two
Democratic Executive Committees for
this Congressional District one appoint
ed bv the State Executive Committee,
of which Mr. Watterson is Chairman,
the other aoDointed bv the Chairman of
our last Congressional Convention, of
which I am the Chairman and, so far
as I have been able to learn, as the two
committees desire to move in concert so
as to secure harmoDV and united action,
and believing that the party generally
desire the same, therefore. 1 unite with
Mr. Watterson in calling a Congression
al Convention to convene at the time
and place, and for the purposes, set forth
by him. E. C. Reevxs,
The Democratic and Conservative vo
ters of Hamblen county are requested to
meet at the Court house in Morristown,
on Monday, the 1st day of September
next, for the purpose appointing dele
gates to the Congressional Convention
called to assemble at Greeneville, Sep
tember 12, 1876.
G. T. Magek,
BP What does Randolph now
think about the colonization of the
GF We wonder if Randolph now
entertains the same sentiments that
he uttered in his Mooresburg speech
y The people of this Congres
sional District would like to hear
Randolph's present opinion on the
subject of hickory switches
G In 1876, Randolph want3 the
colored people to vote for him for
Congress. In 1865, he didn t want
them to have the right to vote for
anybody or for anything.
" WATS THAT ARE DARK.'
No stronger evidence of the utter
hopelessness of Randolph's chances
for election to Congress could be
produced than is offered by the bare
faced, contemptible falsehoods which
his supporters are circulating re
epecting the political record of Mr.
McFarland. To drive the colored
voters to Randolph's support they
even stoop so low as to tell them
that McFarland, since being in Con
gress, has favored measures the pur
pose of which is to reduce them
again to servitude. They seem to
forget that the colored man is capa
ble of thinking and reasoning for
himself when they insult his intelli
g;ence by asking him to believe a lie
so plain and absurd as that. But
the colored people have too much
sense to swallow the dose. The lie
is too plain its falsity too apparent.
The day has passed when colored
voters are to be frightened by such
Another he, so mean and mallg
riant, that the father of lies himself
mijrbt blush to be the author of, is
that McFarland favors payment by
the government for the emancipated
slaves ; a proposition so ntterly fool
i6ii ana raise that tee lie appearc
upon Us very face. These are but
two instances of tLe many petty ef
forts to excite the fears or arouse
the prejudices of the people against
one of the most industrious, faithful
and deserving public servants that
our District has ever bad.
Whether or not Judge Randolph
is the instigator or abettor of these
infamous slanders wo do not know;
but be that as it may, they are cir
culated by his friends, or those pur-
porting to be such, and the people
will hold him responsible, IT they
are true, let him, when he comes be
fore the people on the stump, prove
them to be so ; if they are falseand
false they are they will rebound
with redoubled injury upon his own
bead. He will find that it is
' A. tangled web we weave,
. When we practice to deceive."
lie Declines the Nomination for
Elector For the State-at-Large.
A Powerful and Patriotic Letter
Devotion to Principle and
the Success of the Party of
Reform Above Individual
Ambition The Sure
Road to Victory in November.
GOV. HARRIS DECLINES.
From the Nashville American.
The patriotic and self-sacrificing
letter of Gov. Harris, declining a
place on the electoral ticket, will
not surprise those who know the
man. The same earnest love of
country which made him true to his
convictions and an active and prom
inent leader in the past, make him
the earnest patriot, the true Union,
conservative Democrat to-day. He
has shown himself ready to labor
and encounter any peril for his con
victions and his country. He gives
a great proof by his ability to stand
aside and endure for his convictions
to-day. "We are loth to believe that
past opinions and war issues could
form a part of the discussions of a
centennial year. It is highly hon
orable to Gov. Harris that the bare
intimation that such might be the
case determines him to decline a
cauvass where there is a possibility
that a vote might be lost to the par
ty whose principles he warmly es
pouses. The letter of declination speaks
for itself. It breathes warm, living
spirit of nationality and true patr.v
otism. He is a power on the stump,
TT!a ohiliiv no o i,.! .nri i.io snr.
servative sentiments would have
been a convincing proof of the na
tional sentiment of our people. His
return to public life would have sig
nified the deep interest of our pub
lic men of capacity in national af
fairs. All this, however, is accom
plished in his letter yielding the
trust, and more, too. In this noble
example of self-abcegation is a les
son for our rising politicians to learn
and practice, holding the public
weal far above the private ambition.
There is one thing of which we may
be assured. The writer of that let
ter will be found an active laborer
in a private station, if circumstan
ces seemed to him to deny him, as
the well-wisher of his party and its
principles, the poet of standard
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 17, 1876.
To the Democratic Kxscntive Committee of Ten
nessee, fiaahville :
Having twice asked the convention
not to place my name upon the Elec
toral ticket, and having: been nomi-
nated by so large and flattering a ma
jority of the convention after my re
peated and earnest request to be ex
cused, I felt that I owed the people
of Tennessee too much to refuse to
take upon myself the responsibili
ties and labor of the position to which
the convention had assigned me, and
therefore, reluctantly accepted. But
having learned that my nomination,
as one or the .Electors for the State
at large, has produced some degree
of dissatisfaction, at least in one por-
tion of the State. I respectfully, but
peremptorily decline to be a candi
date for Elector.
I have at no period of my life had
a political aspiration that I did not
hold subordinate to the success of
principles which were, in my opinion,
important to the public welfare. I
therefore most cheerfully retire from
the position of Elector, in order
that perfect harmony may be restor
ed to the Democratic and Conserva
tive party throughout the State.
Every public office is a high public
trust, which to be honestly exercised
must be exercised with an eye single
to the public good, and he who pros
titutes such position to the ends of
personal ambition, self aggrandise
ment or private pecuniary gain is
wholly unworthy of public confidence
or official position.
I do not decline the electorship to
avoia eitner tne labor or responsi
bilities of the canvass. Nor is it for
any want of interest in the great and
important struggle which, at this
time, so deeply interests the Ameri
can people. The nominations and
platform of the St. Louis Conven
tion command the approval of mv
judgment and shall receive my ac
tive, earnest and cordial support. In
taking my position as a private in
the ranks I shall not be silent; I
shall not be idle. I shall fight as
cheerfully, as vigorously and as ear
nestly in that position as I would if
covered with the honors of the most
conppicuous of leaders.
Show me where I can aid the cause
of constitutional, honest and econom
ical government, no matter in what
field or how onerous the labor, I shall
immediately enter upon the work
with the zeal and energy, and with
whatever of ability I possess.
The country greadly nee.ds and de
mands thorough retrenchment and
reform, and honest administration of
It needs and demands that the
number of offices and officeholders
shall be diminished to the smallest
number consistent with an efficient
It needs and demands relief from
a system of nepotism which is pre
vailing and which holds public office
to be a private perquisite to be used
for the personal aggrandisement of
the officer and the benefit of rela
tives and personal friends, without
regard to the public interest.
It needs and demands that public
office shall be held as a sacred trust.
and administered purely and alone
in the interest of the people.
It needs and demands integrity,
efficiency and economy in every
branch of the public service, and to
that end it greatly needs civil ser
It needs and demands that the
Constitution, in all or its parts, as
well the late amendments as the
original, shall be respected as the
supreme law of the land, and that
that the Government shall be ad-
ministered under and in subordina
tion to its letter and spirit, and not
upon the narrow prejudices and sec
tional hates engendered by the war.
I shall earnestly advocate the en
forcement of the Constitution and
the laws, federal and State. I be
lieve in the punishment, by indict
ment and conviction, of all lawless
ness, no matter where it may occur
or who may be the offenders.
I stand ready to vindicate the con
stitutional and legal rights of every
roan, no matter or what race, nation
ality, or color, and without regard to
his previous condition or opinions.
I stand ready to resist any and all
efforts to intimidate or coerce the
exercise of the elective franchise,
believing that every citizen should
vote his honest opinions in every
I am opposed to military govern
ment in time of peace, and shall
earnestly oppose the policy of re
manding any of the States back to a
territorial form of government.
While I shrink from no responsi
bility which attaches to me by rea
son of my past official action, it is
evident that the revival and discus
sion of the merits and demerits of
the issues of the war can only irritate
and arouse our worst passions, and
lead to no practical or good result.
When the Confederate soldiers
surrendered their arms eleven years
ago the people of the Confederate
States surrendered with them, in
good faith, the issues in which the
war had its origin. From that day
every intelligent citizen of these
States has regarded the issues of the
war as settled, finally and forever
settled, and has endeavored to make
himself a law-abiding, good citizen,
deeply interested in the peace, pros
perity and happiness of uot only his
State, but all the States of the Union.
If we would make this country
prosperous and Jiappy, the people,
North and South, must place them
selves upon a higher plane, a broad
er nationality, ana a
erhood : forget the sectional prejudi
ces and hates wBich have heretofore
prevailed, and are to-day to some
extent prevailing, and return to the
simpler, economical and constitution
al methods of administration. This
accomplished, every feeling of dis
trust will disappear from the Union,
and the people of all sections may
work harmoniously together, emu
latin each other in the effort to
achieve that bright and glorious des
tiny, which awaits us as a great
country and a great people.
Let every American citizen feel
that the laws and the flag of the
country no longer cover and protect
half the Union only, but that they
cover and protect alike, from the
humblest to the greatest, all the cit
izens, of all the States, and that they
are everywhere entitled to be, and
are profoundly respected.
This is the home and the country
of the Southern as well as the North
ern citizen ; we have no other coun
try no other home. If we were ac
tuated by no higher considerations
than those of self-interest, these in
terests all conspire to make ns strug
gle for and desire the peace, pros
perity and happines of the whole
country, because the peace, prosper
ity and happiness of ourselves and
our State depends upon it.
I make these public avowals be
cause there are those who profess to
believe there is still a lurking hostil
ity in the South to the government.
If such belief is sincere, I wish to aid
in removing it. If it is the mere
pretense of the hypocrite and the
demagogue, adopted as the means of
cHmbing into power, or retaining
party ascendency, then I wish to do
my part in diminishing nis power
There can be no prosperity in this
country while the government is ad
ministered upon the narrow platform
of sectionalism, prejudice and bate.
When the true and patriotic men
of all sections resolve to place them
selves upon that higher and broader
plane of nationality and fraternity,
then general confidence in the Union,
its government and its laws will be
restored, and then, we may confi
dently hope for general and perma
The party which seeks to perpet
uate its power by making one half
the Union believe there is no patri
otism, no safety to life and property,
and no regard for law in the other
half, does the grossest injustice to
the truth, and is a dangerous enemy
to the whole country.
Such a party and its ideas block
the way to growth, progress and
prosperity. It may be honestly mis
guided or it may act a selfish and
base part ; the result is the same ; it
is in antagonism to the best and
highests interests of the country.
If I can In any way contribute to
the diffusion of fraternal sentiment,
to a return to the simple, economi
cal and honest methods of adminis
tration, to making odious the prac
tice of approaching officials with
gifts, to the total overthrow of the
idea of governing by the sword, to
an administration that will protect
all and oppress none, that will se
cure a free ballot, free, alike from
domestic violence on the one baud,
and military violence on the other,
that will hunt down and punish all
peculators and trespassers upon the
public revenue, that win see mat the
taxes which the people pay are faith
fully and honestly applied to the le-
gitunate purposes or government and
thereby reduce taxation, and restore
confidence, so that labor may be the
better rewarded, business reyived,
capital encouraged to seek invest
tnent in commerce, manufacturing
and agriculture, I shall hold as light
any labor, any effort, bestowed upou
such & consummation.
Isiiam G. Harris.
The District Conference of the M. E.
Church South, convened in Morristown
on Thursday, the 17 Ox instant, at 3
o'clock p. m. Iter. John Boring, the
Presiding Elder of the District, presided
with dignity and ease, and to the entire
satisfaction of the Conference. The re
ports of the pastors of tho various
charges in the bounds of the District
were, in the main, thorough and ex-.
haustive, clearly demonstrating the pros
perity of the Church under the labors of
these laitniui men or uod. I lie congre
gations were largp, and the preaching
pointed and practical. Among the visi
tors we noticed Dr. Dupre, President of
Martha Washington College, Itev. L.. iu.
IIoss, a Professor in the same Institution,
Prof. J. Jj. Buchanan, of Emory and
Henry College, Rev. XI. P. Myers, Pres-
ident of Branner Institute, Hev. IL N.
Price, editor of the IloUton, Metlutrt&tt, and
Itcv. Geo. Stewart, Presiding Elder of
the Jone8boro District.
An interesting feature of the occasion
was the Sunday School Mass Meeting,
held on Sabbath evening in the Metho
dist Church. The large audience pres
ent was delighted by the sweet songs of
the children and interested and edified
by the able addresses of Dr. Dnpre and
Rev. T. P. Summers, H. C. T. Rich
mond, J. A. Branner and M. B. D. Lane
were chosen delegates to the Annual
Conference, which convenes in Bristol
in October next.
The Conference closed its labors on
the evening of the 19th, and adjourned
Rose Hill, Lee county, Va., was fixed
as the place of holding the next Annual
Country produce in demand.
Butler-Randolphism " wou't go
Chickens scarce district confer
ence last week.
The latest slang phrase "meet you
in the sweet by-and-by."
Col. John Louia, of Jtfossy Creek,
entertained us an hour or so last week.
Our young friend, Byra Bell, of
Greeneville, is with us again.
Picnics, parties, sociables, &c, are
When a fellow talks sweet to his
lady love can it be termed "giving her
Every lady that one sees on the
f treet wearing a linen duster can be set
down as a centennial tourist.
Circuit Court, Judge Rose presid
ing, convened last Monday. We will
give its proceedings next week.
The many friends of O. C. King,
Esq., will be gratified to learn that he it
recovering from his protracted and pain
Maj. John M. and Capt. John P. A.
Dickinson returned home last week from
a two week s visit to the blue grass re
gions of Kentucky.
Parties who had election tickets
printed at this office "on tick" will do
well to come forward and settle at once.
Business is business.
Earnest & Briscoe have been hav
ing a fine trade of late, judging from the
crowds visiting their store daily. They
deserve it all, and more.
Every business firm should have
letter heads. The Gazette Job Office
is prepared to execute them with neat
ness, cheapness and dispatch.
Our doctors have exhibited very
pleasing countenances of late, at the
loads of fruit, cucumbers, melons and
sich that come to market.
Gov. Porter offers a reward of $500
for the re-arrest of Hard Hampton, who
escaped from the Grundy county jail.
He is charged with the murder of a
Swiss named Bauer.
We are in receipt of the rules and
premium list of the Virginia and Ten
nessee Border Fair, which will hold its
third annual exhibition at Bristol, Sep
tember 26th, 27th and 28th.
There are several vacant stores In
town, that we hope to see occupied this
fall with enterprising men with a good
stock of goods who can afford, by liber-
ally advertising, to sell the same at liv
A Heeler and Whazer club came so
near being organized one night last
week, at the Court House, that it didn't
organize wortu a cent, isring in an
other horse, G. Henry.
We notice that our enterprising
town carpenter, Mr. Toney, is erecting
on the open lot adjoining the M. E.
Church, South, a neat and substantial
building, to be occupied as a law offlce
One dav last week, was a field day
with several of our pugilistic-loving citl-
zens, DiacK ana wnue, wno inuuigeu iu
the "knock down and drag out game" at
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a lively rate until lnienerrea Dy me
The Jonesboro' Herald says a color
ed man was found dead one mile east of
Limestone Depot. The coroner's jury
concluded that he came to his death
from a blow on the head by a stone or
fence-rail. Had been dead ten days.
He's a prominent Republican of this
place and we heard him remark very
emphatically to some of his constituents
the other niirht. that if they wish to be
victorious in November they would have
to work like lithunder-n4igJttnin."
The Smith who was arrested Satur
day, is not the Smith that a visitor call
ed at this office to inquire after recently,
but Smith, the youngest son of Smith
the blacksmith, of BraHhsville, which
was founded bv his father. John Smith,
whose grandfather was the nephew of
old man Smith.
A couple of colored gents engag
ed in a little "go-a-wool-athering" last
week, on aoroiint of political disagree
ment near the Virginia House. The
raising of dust, gravel ana wool was a
sitrht to see. until it got to be too hot
sight to see, until it got to be too hot
for one of them who broke and ran into
Mack Fulton's lmrler-shop, when Alack
anncared at the door and demanded
Appleton's Journal far September Is
a superb number. An admlrauia paper
in this number on the Sufferings of
Childhood should be not only read but
studied by every parent and teacher, or
whoever has the cbaree and control of
young peoplo. The illustrated article
on "Our Suumer Pleasure Places" is
alone well worth the price of the num
From Carpenter, Ross & Co., Knox
ville, we have very satisfactory samples
of several new brands of chewing to
bacco : "T. R. Shoemaker's Delight,"
"C. Powell Honest Chow," and "M, Ii
Ross My Choice." These brands are
manufactured by Lockett & Betterton,
Knoxville, and, graded as named, are
equal if not superior in every respect to
any brands on the market, in quality and
It jg requested that every Democrat,
young and old, of the town and vicini
ty, who has the true principles of De
mocracy at heart and would love to see
those principles gloriously triumpu in
the cominz contest, to meet at the
Court House Thursday night next,
the purpose of organizing a Tilden
Hendricks club, in order to act in har
mony, effect a thorough organization,
and be fully prepared to meet the Re
publicans in November.
Maj. Oratz, of Knoxville, organized
a lodge of the order of the "Knighu of
Houor," at Greeneville one day last
week. This society, besides paying a
weekly benefit to rnembsrs when sick.
Eays $2,000 on the death of a member to
is leifal heirs. The society is a good
one, and promises to grow rapidly. The
Major stopped in our town on his return
to Knoxville, and we hope soon to an
nounce the organization of a lodge
of the order in Morristown. Some of
our best citizens have favored such an
lion. Wm. McFarland, the efficient
and popular representative in Congress
from this district, reached his home in
this place last Thursday. We have the
J Measure of saying that he is in the en
oyraent of excellent health, and will
take profound pleasure in meeting his
constituents at an early day, nad cither on
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antly refute the foul and slanderous
tno slump or otucrwise, wm inumpu.
charges that have been urged by his
competitor and others against him dur-
rin" his absence in Washineton in the
interests of the people ho has so faith
fully rep resen tod.
The Knoxville Daily Am comes to
us enlarged to a 24 -column sheet, and
otherwise greatly improved. The Age
is an evening paper, and as full of life
and vigor as its worthy editor, Col. C.
W. Charlton, is full of patriotism and
nobleness of heart. The addition of a
fast power press to the ofilce enables the
publishers to catch the evening mails
east and west, so that subscribers can be
furnished telegraphic and local news to
the latest moment. We congratulate
all connected with the paper on the suc
cess that has followed their enterprise.
We have received the first number
of a large and handsomely'printed sheet
entitled The Pullic Opinion, recently
started at Greeneville, Tenn. The pub
lishers names are not given, but from the
vigor of its editorials, its well-filled lo
cal columns, and its creditable general
make up we infer it is issued by our old
friends, Sevier & Baker, formerly of the
American. It is annouueed that sub
scriptions will be received for three and
six months. The paper is thoroughly
Democratic in politics. Whether for
three months or six months or for a life
time, we hope its publishers may be as
well paid for their labor as their patrons
will be by its weekly visits. Still we
think that "The" lags superfluous in the
Frog Hollow was the scene of much
commotion and confusion the other
night. One of its blushing beauties be
ing suddenly aroused from her peaceful
slumber, by a loud crash that came from
the kitchen, jumped up quickly from
the couch, armed herself with a broom
stick, and proceeded in -the direction of
the kitchen on tip-toe in a very cautious
and nervous manner to investigate.
Having reached the door-latch safely,
she quietly and stealthily-like opened the
door and trembling in every joint.shout
ed, teat teat! ! teat there If Had not
the cat answered her at this critical mo
ment by a "meawl," she doubtless would
have fainted. Into the kitchen she went
and upon examination found that Miss
Pussy had been locked-out, but having
an inclination to roost in the inside
had jumped through a window-sash that
was covered with stiff brown paper.
The cat being hungry, of course set her
catship to hunting up something to sat
isfy her appetite, so up she jumped upon
the shelf, where she knew the dame
usually kept cold beans and cabbage.
While scrambling about on the shelf
pussy came in contact with a mouse,
and in trying to make sure game upset
a glass tumbler, smashing it all to atoms,
and the noise frightening her caused her
to carry off a coffee-canister by the end
of her tail as she sprang to the floor, also
breaking that valuable property to
housewives all to pieces. The lady see
ing the damage done, with a scorn on
her brow snatched up the cat to throw
it out the window; but the cat while the
young lady was viewing the wreck had
managed to get hold of the mouse, and
the young lady in taking hold of the
cat by some means let her hand come
close enough to the rat's mouth for that
shy little animal to bite it. She scream
ed. Coal oil was recommended, and the
house was again locked in slumber.
A. X SHIELDS, ESQ.
As will be seen from the published
proceedings in another column, this
gentleman received the nomination of
the Convention held at Rutledge last
Wednesday to select a Democratic can
didate to represent Grainger and Ham
blen counties in the next legislature.
The harmony and good feeling that pre
vailed in the Convention we hope to see
emulated by other Conventions to be
held soon. Mr. Shields is a son of Dr.
S. Shields, of Blain's X Roads, is twenty-eight
years old and 6tands deservedly
high in the estimation of all who know
him. He is a gentleman of broad and
liberal views, in full sympathy with the
people. He is educated, well informed,
of commanding presence, an eloquent
and forcible speaker and of unblemished
character, lie knows the wants of the
people of the district, and will spare no
effort, If elected, as we are confident he
will be, to promote them.
THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL
Knoxville Daily Age.
The Republican party of the First
Congressional District have won the
profound respect of their political op.
that it is the subject of remark
throughout the State of Tennessee.
Two years ago the leaders of that
party put forward the Hon. Roderick
Random BatUr as 3 candidate fori
Congress. At the time thers w&s t
an indictment pending against Mr.
Butler at Washington City for de
frauding; the government. Mr. Butler
and the leaders of tho Republican
party thought this would not be ob
jectionable to the people of his Dis
trict and the voters of their party.
But in this they were sadly mistaken.
iney were mistanen in supposing
that there was not an houest portion
of their own party who would not en
dorse corruption and frown down a
want of principle in a leader even of
their own partj
The Democrats put forward Hon.
William McFarland who had no very
" - o very
general acquaintance with the people
of the District before his candidacy,
but who. wherever he was known was
esteemed as a gentleman, aud a man
of honor and integrity. A sufficient
number" of honest men of the Repub
lican party either did not vote at all,
or votod for McFarland, and he was
elected. He has made an industrious,
faithful and able representative. He
has been a credit to his Congression
ai uisirict. ana so rar as we can
learn, the state of public opinion of
his constituents we have very little
doubt but that he will be re-elected.
His opponent is the Hon. James
Randolph, Judge Randolph has been
on tho bench several years. We do
not know that any distinct charges
of corruption hare been made against
him, but be has been charged with
making quite a display of his pas
sions ana prejudices while acting in
me aigninea position or Judge on
the benoh. We nave also heard it
aid that he is by no means an able
Judge, and possesses no more judg
ment and knowledge nf Lhn U ami
not so much as some of our Justices.
We do Dot believe that the Republi
cans of this District will swap off a
well tried and faithful servant like
Mr. McFarland for one who has made
no reputation as a Judge, and has
displayed no qualifications showing
ft ntness for a seat in Congress. We
snail be very much disappointed if
the good sense and honesty of the
people of the First Congressional
District don't determine a majority
of the voters of the District to cast
their votes for Mr. McFarland, who
has proven himself an able represen
tative and every way qualified to
represent them most creditably in
the Congress of tha United States,
Goveunor Pouter. The Conven
tion re-nominated Gov. Porter by ac-
clamatian &nd U la again our stan-
daid bearer in this great Centennial
Campaign. He has proved himself
worthy of the high trust heretofore
reposed ia him, and is entitled to
again receive the united support of I
all good and right thinking citizens.
We congratulate the Governor on
his re-nomination and bid him God
speed in the canvass. Greeneville
td A short time since, at a village
near-Cincinnati, a negro shot and
killed his son, while the latter was
protecting his mother from the vio
lence of his father. ' Also in the same
cause another son was beaten with a
musket by the same affectionate pa
rent, and left for dead upon the floor.
This is Gov. Hayes's own State, and
it is highly important that it should
give him. a majority in November.
Where thea are the Federal troops,
to quell these disturbances? These
murders, it is clear, were only per
petrated because the mother aud the
sons were Republicans in their ten
dencies, and the righteous head of
the household was earnest in his ad
vocacy f Democratic principles.
How is it, when Alabama has shown
the unserviceableness of the soldiers
in the South, they are not removed
to these Northern scenes of outrage?
IdiT Thos. E. Younger, an educated
colored man from Louisiana, who is
an able speaker, gives most cheering
accounts of his State. The Demo
cratic nominees are very popular with
his people, while Packard is held in
suspicion and Pinchbeck 1s sour and
revengeful. He claims the State as
Democratic. Mr. Younger says of
his people that they are disposed not
to throw their vote exclusively with
either party, and that the best ele
ments of both races are finding a
strong bond in a common interest in
each other. He asserts that negroes
acting with the Democratic party
have more to fear from those of their
own race who are controlled by the
Republican partj, than from white
men that much of the reported dis
turbance and intimidation charged to
the whites, really belongs to such ne
groes, aud cites in illustration that
conservative colored voters are re
peatedly expelled by the preachers
from tne religious societies. He fur
ther says the negroes are sore be
cause Mr. Garnott's appeal to the
Convention at Cincinnati in behalf
of his people who suffered at the
hands of the Freedman's Bank, met
with no response. Mr. Younger
stumped Mississippi a year ago, and
pronounces raise the accounts of dis
turbauce in Grenada and certain oth
er counties in that Stat3, as stated
in Senator Boutwell's report ; he was
in those very localities at the time of
the reported troubles and says em
phaticaily that none occurred. Ne
gro Republicans did, however, twice
attempt to- assasinate him while he
was speaking at conservative meet
Whxtesbubg, Tenk., Aug. 15, 187&.
Ihe undersigned would respectfully
6ay tolhe trood people of Hawkins coun
ty that he is ready to meet the aspirants
in Convention at Rogersville for County
Representative, and after reasonable
time for each to present his claims.
views, &c., will take the chances; pro-
viaea every district is represented by at
least two aeiegaies. itespectluliy,
W. S. Panglr.
L. P. & O. E. SDeck have reduced the
price of Lawns, Piques and all other
Summer Dress Ooods.
The largest and eheapost stock of
T1J a. 1 . , -mar .
jrnuis ever urougui 10 .morristown now
on exhibition at Earnest and Briscoe's.
fcfoods of all descriptions are being
sold below cost and manufacturers
prices at Earnest & Bricoe's.
i Ladies and Migios fine Shoes a speci
alty at Earnest & Briscoe's.
"Domestic" PaDer Fashions
sale at Earnest & Briscob's.
A good stock of Jewelrv at Earnest A
Briseos. All gQQds guaranted as repre
sented or money refunded.
Large assortment os Silver Ware at
Earnest & Briscoe's, which they will sell
as low as any one.
Earnest & Briscoe keeps tie best Boot
and Shoes. If they do not give entire
satisfaction will return money or give
new pair of shoes.
Earnest & Briscoe's is the place to
buy good clothing cUeanhpughj; yepy
low for cash.
Large stock of gents Shirts, white and
colored.at Earnest & Briscoe's.
Handsome spring styles gents Ilats at
Earnest & Briscoe's
i JEW .j ;...'t.jj
Gem Fruit Jars, Goblets, Tumblers,
Tea-cups and "Sassers " and Oueensware
generally, very cneap at Speck's.
Singer Sewme Machines. Head Quar
ters for East Tennessee at S. P. ANGEL,
A.buvme, ug v st
Agreuts Wanted to sell CamDaiVn
Badges. Address S. P. ANGEL, Knox-
viue, i enn. aug v 3t
no AJOliars. t irst.ciaiia isewmir
juacnines lor I wenty-nve JJolJars. com
plete with stand and table. Oil. Needles
and Attachments for any Machine.
Goods sent by mail. S. P. ANGEL.
Knoxville, Tenn. aug v 3t
THE LAMAR HOUSE,
JOHN SC1IEEF, Proprietor.
South-west corner Gay and Cum
berland Sta in the business centre
of the olty.
My aim will be to keep in the fu
ture what Knoxville has long need
It has the advantage over all other
hotels in the city in regard to Ioca
tion, being situated
In the Business Centre of the City.
The interior of the Lamar House
is being re Turn is tied ana rentted
throughout. Good Beds, an excel
lent Table and attentive iicrvants,
await the traveler.
Terms will be reasonable and the
Public is invited to give tho house,
under the new management, a trial.
Joiih Sciierf, Proprietor.
Wx. H, Lizard, Clerk.
Circuit Court at RocrsTille.
JOSEPH BETTIS vs. ELLEN BETTIS, et. al.
UT APPEARING FROM THE
il aiiegiuionj of (n;Eiai5sijt' UU, wW is
sworn to, that the defendant, Ellen lktti ia
non-resident of the State of renneaeee, ao that the
ordinary process of law cannot be erved apca
her. It is therefore ordered that said defendant
enter her appearance herein, on or before the 4th
Monday of September next, lrtlt!, and mak4 de
fenss tu complainant's bill, or the suae will be
taken fat confessed, and sot for hearing xx-pabtk
as to hurt ana that a oopy of this order be publish,
ed for four consecutive weeks in the Mokiiistoww
Uaz ettk, which is publumed in the to'n of Mor
ristown, Tennessee. A ropy. Attest:
JNO. J. WOLIE, Clerk.
A. D. Hurrainn, Solicitor for Complainant.
August 23 wk's. Pr'sfee,f5.
Tan-Yard at Private Sale.
The Tannery at Mooresburg, Hawkins county,
belonging to the estate of James L. Etter, deceased.
Is hereby offered for sale. Connected with the
Tannery (and for sale therewith) ia a dwelling
house, stable, and other out-honsea, and a most ex
cellent garden. I would also sell some imall par
cel, of cleared land lying convenient to the Tan
neiy, and as much timbered ridge land (abound
ing in Black and Cbesnot Oak) as a purchaser of
th tannery could reasonably desire. This tannery
has advantages In its local trade over any other
tannery of similar size, I know of, far or near, as
regards both the purchase of hides and the sals of
leather. L. JU ETTER, Agent
MoasKdBUBO, East Tekk . May 24 '76 tf .
We have opened a FURNITURE STORE, and
will keop constantly in Stock a fall t apply of Bed
steads, Safes, Irfrangea, Bureaus, Cane ane Split
bottom Chairs aud in a word, everyehing common
ly kept by Cabinet dealers. We have on band a
Sne lot of moulding and wiU give special attention
to the Framing of Pictures. Ws shall also keep on
Lad a full supply of Coffins, which we tiim
promptly to order. Country produce taken in ex
change. We are situated on Main street, three
doors oast of the Post oOlce.
SULENBARGER & EVANS.
May 17, 1876 tf
School lropery for Sale.
A half interest in the Reagan High.
School, situated at Morristown, Ten
nessee, is for sale. Professional teach
eis can find no better investment. The
School is well located and fully estab
lished Persons desiring to purchase
can call on Professors Uarnger and lias-
sett, Morristown, or addressme at Rog
feb 16, tf. A. W. WILSON.
Ho me. Testimony from an Expe
Mtwtri. Landrum & LiicJifitsld;
I have been using the Seven Springs
Iron and Alum Mass in my practice, and
nna it a most excellent remedy for Chron
ic Bronchitis and Throat Affections,
orpm Aiver and Ji.idney Affections,
Chronic Diarrhoea and Constipation,
Dyspepsia, Nervous and kick Headache,
and in the treatment 01 some of the dis
eases peculiar to Females, I have found
it to be very valuable; Leucorrhoea,
Amenorrecea, Dysmenorrhoea, Menorrha
gia,, Anaemia, Chlorea, diseases follow
ing intermittent r ever, and in all cases
in which it is desired to improve the I
improverished condition of the blood.
I know of no other remedy which com
bines more happily Tonic, Alterative
and Diuretic properties.
W. F. BARR, M. D., Abingdon Ta.
: - ' Sensible' Advice. '
You are asked every day through the
columes oi newspapers ana by your
Druggist to use something for Dyspep
sia and Liver Complaint that you know
t a. a. i . . .
noining aooui, you gei aiscouragca
SDendine monev with but little success
Now to give you satisfactory proof that
Green's August Flower will cure you I
or Dyspepsia ana Aaver complaint with
all its effects, such as Sour Stomach,
Sick Headache, Habitual Coativeness,
palpitation of the Heart, Heart-burn,
Water brash, coming up of food after
eating, low spirits, &c, we ask you to go
to your Druggist Dr. M. Carngerfc and
get a Sample Bottle of Greex's August
Flower for 10 cents and try it, or a
Regular Size for 75 cents,- two doses will
Cabinet-Maker and Undertaker.
I hereby inform my old customers and the pub
lic geiierally, that I hare moved in my NEW SHOP
in the esHt end of Morristown, ouposits J. Brown
ti Son's Carriage Shop, where I will keep on hand
ana make to order, all kinds or FURNITURE,
Special attention given to Picture Framing . I al
so keep on hand and make and trim to order all
kinds of WOODEN COFFIMS, with or without
class over the face. All kinds of repairing done in
the Furniture line. Having had 22 years experi
ence in the I'UKSIIUBE and conui trade, I
feel that I can guarantee sat infection in either line j
of business. All kinds of PRODUCE taken in ex
change for work, pities to 'suit the hard times.
Prompt attention given to fell order for Oopfins,
and a liberal reduction in former pries on ail work.
Spring-seat Sofas and Chairs repaired in good
order. M. A. WH1TT.
March 29, 1876 tf.
I desire to inform the public that I
have adopted a new system of doing
business, which enables me to sell
Boots, Shoes and Gaiters 10 per
cent, less than ever before. Every kind
of fashionable Boots, Shoes and Gaiters
made. Fits and workmanship guaran
teed. I wish a call from all. All kinds
of country prqdijpe ti&eii in exchange
for Lfoots ana fanoes.
I propose to furnish Boots qt the fol-
niwiug prices ;
First Choice French Calf Morroco. Tjaa
Flrlt "(jiioici 'ruaSCiii, 'jiorroso Log '
uoots, psggea, per pair 8 76
First Choice French Calf, plain Jjtg Boots,
sewed, per pair 10 00
First Choice French Calf, plain Leg Boots,
pegged, per pair 8 00
All the abore work will cost $1 00 mor with Box
Toe and Wrinldpa Ymip.
Home ttu.ed iuuw fcip and side
j r L .a .a
Congress CI alters, First Choice French
Calf, from 6 00to8M
Creole Oaiters, First Choice French
. . W VUHin UU
Calf, from 5 75 to 8 00
Centennial Shoes, First Choice French
Cair.from 4 50to6 80
P, C. M, IXX,Y.
A Harvest of Health.
Those who use Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters as a means of invigoration and
protection against disease, invariably
rep &n amr,le JiSrVPS of health- Diffes
tirm oroTo.tinn and secretion are render-
ed regular and vigorous by this ruling
i,,5, o,l tl, 0.cf;i
"iu"- oiiLimiii., " vTO,uu.ia
Oi Iiemiu ueing secured, mui, messing
naturally follows, ierYQua disease, in
terniittent and remittent fevers, rheu
matism, biliousness, and kidney or blad
der troubles are speedily relieved by the
liitters, whicb are as potent in prevent
ing these maladies as la remedying them.
Aud it may almost be said that their
power of preventing diseases is as strong
a recommendation in their favor as their
power of curing them, especially in lo
calities where febrile complaints of an
intermittent type prevail, and where the
ordinary resources ot the pharmacopoeia,
such as quinine, arsenic, bismuth, etc.,
afford no adequate safeguard .
The Bilters are also highly desirable as
a substitute for the ordinary nervines
ant sedatives. The hydrate of chloral
and the bromide of potassium are both
highly pernicious drugs, the first cloud
ing the brain and, it is said weakening
the tonicity of the venous system; and
the latter ruining the digestion and in
fecting the blood. Ilostetter's Bitters
achieves the remedial purpose of both.
these medicines, which is to soothe the
brain and nerves, without causing any
hurtful after effects, but on the contrary.
toning as well as soothing the irritated
sensorium. The nervous invalid who
uses this superlative vegetable nervine.
finds in it a source of unspeakable relief,
and of unwonted vitality as well. ?
iff n a s n i! n ti
II I U I U M III lii U II
.A.ttor-ne.y - at - Law,
Will rrtiee ia Qambleu and adjoining coun.
tar Prjui;t attention given to collections.
Je i 18 ly
A. A. BARXE3, W. H. SIMMON DS
BABNES & SIMMONDS,
It E A. Li ESTATE
I I.Tj BUSINESS Entrusted to Us promptly at-
V tended to. Special attention given to renting
Offie 103 Gay Street,
43 tf Knoxville Tenn.
For Yoii Ladies,
MOSSY CREEK, TEXN.
ILL BE OPENED SEPTKM-
bcr 6;h, 1876, under the Presidency of Her
bert P. Myers, of University of Georgia, a lute Prof
of Martha Washington College, Va., wi a compe
tent corps of teachers U all the various branches.
. Board,, tuition, servants attendance fee for term
Of 2o weeks, $80 to (9o.
For Particulars, address,
J. A. BRANNER, Business Sup't.
or HERBERT P. MYERS, Pres.,
jy52m Mossy Cheek, Tesjt
Attention Farmers 1 1
icq jb rsran
Are agents for, and keep samples on hand for
Inspection, the celebrated
REAPER and MOWER,
LOOK AND LINCOLN PLOW.
Also, Buggy and Wagon Fellows.
They also keep on hand a good and general sup
ply of all kinds of DRY GOODS, MERCHaNDISK.
JROCEBIE8, Ac, Ac. April 5, "7ft Sua.
Can be sut C . O . D or by f cfular mall .
t Note the Address, 0
February 16, 1878 ly
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in-
White and Mourning Goods,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
Carpets Cut, Made and Put Down
Orders solicited and Prompt attention givsn.
March 32, 76 ly
FOB SALE !
A Valuable Tract of Land.
THE UNDERSIGNED IS ATJ.
thorized by Dr. Wm. I . Aiidpon in !! hla
Tract of Land, lying on Holston River. HamblM
oounty, Tennessee, and near Anderson's FerJ
There is about 300 acres in the tract 100 aeres wsU
timbered, and 200 acres cleared, under fence aad
well watered. The soil is of an excellent quality,
and a great bargain can be bat iu purchases' tii
farm, For f flrtUor informs Hon, apply tit
WM, O, TAYLOK,
If ay 6 n(. Morris tewn, Tennessee.
Purifier the illootl, Itenovnt
and Invigorates the whole
ITS JIEDIC4I FnOf-TS AH!
ALTERATIAE, TONIC, SOLVENT, Ui
Vsgiwk is made exclusively from the Juioea of
oarefaUy-selected barks, roots, and herbs, aud a
strongly oonoeutratedj that it will eflTectiiaUy eradi.
cute from the ay. tain, every taint of Scrofuia, Horui
ulous Humor, Tumors, Oancr, Cancerous Humor,
Erysipelas, Salt Bheuna, Syphilitic Diseases, Caa
ker, Faintnesa at the Utomach, and all diseases
that arise from impure blood. Hcsutlca. Ioii.,ti.
matory and Chronic Kueumatism, Neuralgia, Gout
and Spinal Complaints, can oniv be etfaitu.Ei
cured through th blood.
For Ulcers and ErupUvo diseases of the skin
Pustules, Pimples. Blotchas. Boils. Tettn. B.1J.
head and Ringworm, Vegetine has never failed t
?7'em"? weakness, Leucorrhfc, arising from
cuw. b pcriuneu cure.
internal ulceration, and uterine diseases and Gen-
eral Debility, Vetfetina acts dipeoUv
of these oomplaiuts. It invigorates aud trantii-
ens the whole syHtem, acta upon the secretive or.
gans, allays inflammation, cures ulceration and
regulates the bowels.
for Cartarrh. Dyspepsia. Habitual Dn.H van..
Palpitation of the Heart, Headache, Piles, Narvoua
ness and General Prostration of the Nervonu stm.
tem, no medicine has ever given such yerfuet satis,
faction aa the Vegotiue. It purifies tUe Ulood,
cleanses all of tlie artfana, and lvoMesaea a oontrull.
ing power Over the nervous aynteni.
Ihe remarkable cures effected bv Vecretina hm
induced many yhysiclans aud ainthocarios whom
we know to prescribe and uee it in their own
In fact. Vegetine Is the beet remedv vet diannvarw
ed for the above diseasoo. and is the onlv relish!
BLOOD PUlilFlEB yet placed before the publis.
IL It. STEVENS, Boston, Mass.
What is Vesretiue T" It is a comnound extrmiaJ
from barks, roots and herbs. It is Nature's Itenie
dy. It is perfectly harmless from auv bad etfeot
upon the system. It is nourishing and sttengtheu-
lug. It acts directly upon the blood. It quiets
the nervous system. It elves you Rood, sweet
sleep at niKht, It is a great panat-ea for our aged
f aihers and mothers; aud gives tuaai Nature's sweet
sleep, as has been proved by many an aged person ,
It is the great Bload Purifier, U U a sootUiug rem.
euy lor our i-nimrtiu. jf uu rcujeveq aaa oured
thousands . It is eery pleasant to take; every child
like it. It relieves aud cures al iliwuoi oriirtmt.
ing iron impure blood. Try the Vegetine. Give
it fair U-ial for your complaints; then you will as v
to your friend, ueighuor and aoqutuiitauce, "Try it,
Vegot Jie for the oomplainU for which it is reconw
mended, is having a larger sale th.muxh.oqt the
United Htate than any other one raediciue . Whvt
Vegetinis will cure these complaints.
Bostom, Dec. 12. ISC!?.
Gentlemen My ouly object in Hiving you this
testimonial is to spread valuable iD orniaUon. Hav.
lug been badly affected with bait Itheuni, anil the
whole surface cf my skin being covered with pi tu
ples aud eruptions, many of wkH-t caused nie groat
pain and auuoyauce, aad knowing it to be a blood
disease, I took many of and advei I io 1 blood prep
arations, among which was any 'iutiiy of
paruia, without obtaining any dku rst uatu 1 com
menced takiug the Veftiuc, au l lnfore 1 had com.
pleted the first bottle I saw that I lad gut tUo Hjftt
medicine. Connteiiueutly, 1 !!- i it un
til I had taken seven UotUe, .lie.ii I wa pro-
uoiuif ed well man, sua mf sii w tn)utt u4
entirely f roe from j.iiuplfS u.l l"'ipfloiu . U t
never enjoyed so good Utfahu b-foie, an 1 attribute
it all to Vie ue ot vettutuin. a -j iksuiuii mo si.
:Sicted with Kheuxiattoui, I will ui iku mention also
:f the Vegetine w.tudri: ui iowor in eunug euo oi
his acute eoiupieuit, wuicu a itvo sunureu so
C, H. XFCSEB, V. Agt Mi ill. C. E. K. j
Cs) Vaahiugtou i treet, Boston.
Teietiiio is SaM allliroiflsts.
Aug 9 ln