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THR.MORRISTOf H GAZETTE.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 1S80.
Democratic National Ticket.
W. S. HANCOCK,
For Vice President,
WM. H. ENGLISH,
FOR GOVERNOR : ,
Hon. JOHN V. WRIGHT,
OF MAURY COUNTY.
FOR CONGRESS t
OF CARTER COUNTY.
Electors lor the State at Large.
jonN L. T. SNEED, of Shelby.
JOHN M. FLEMING, of Knox.
Hen. A. II. Pettibone, Republican
Candidate for Congress, and Hon. R. L
Taylor, Democratic Candidate for Con
gress, will address the people of the
First Congressional district at the fol
lowing times and places:
Stoney Point, Thursday September 30th.
Rogersville, Friday, October 1st.
Bulls Gap, Saturday, October 2nd.
Kyles Ford, Monday, October 4th.
Sneedville, Tuesday, October 5th.
Yellow Store, Wednesday, October 6th.
Tazewell, Thursday, October 7th.
Thorn Hill, Friday, October 8th.
Rutledge, Monday, October 11th.
TurleyFs Mill, Tuesday, October 12th.
Morristown, Wednesday, October 13th.
Newport, Thursday, October 14th.
Cosby, Saturday, October 16th.
I3ig Creek, Monday, October 18th.
Caney Branch, Tuesday, October 19th.
Mosueim, Wednesday, October 20th.
Komeo, Thursday, October 21st.
Rheatown, Wednesday, October 27th.
Greeneville, Thursday, October 28th.
W. D. IIayneb,
Cbm'n. Dem. Ex. Com.
T. H. Reeves,
Cbm'n Rep. Ex. Com.
Hon. Cbas. R. Vance, and Hon. Wm.
P. Gillen waters, Presidential Electors
will speak at the following times and
Kingsport, Monday, August 30th.
New Canton, Tuesday, August 31st.
Rogersville, Wednesday, September 1st.
Richardson's Creek, Thursday, Sept. 2.
Sneedville, Friday, September 3d.
Tazewell, Monday, September 6th.
Bean's Station, Tuesday, September 7th.
Rutledge, Wednesday, September 8th.
Morristown, Thursday, September th.
Further appointments will be an
T. H. Reeves,
Chairman Rep. Ex. Com.
W. D. IIaynes,
Chairman Dem. Ex. Com.
THE SENATORIAL CONVENTION.
This convention which met at Rog
ersviile last Saturday, after forty
seven ineffectual ballots adjourned
without making a Domination. Three
candidates were before the conven
tion w. S. Dickson of Hamblen,
II. F. Coleman of Hancock, and
Geo. R. McClellan of Sullivan. We
have thought and still think that
Mr. Dickson is the proper and avail
able candidate of the party. We
may have more to say on the sub
ject hereafter ; meanwhile we forbear
Now the brush is out of the way.
The county elections are over and
settled. The guns will soon fire
clear and distinct. The first con
gressional district is the political
battle-field of Tennessee. The Dem
ocratic parly has a gallant young
leaadei, worthy of the glorious par
ty and deserving of a splendid vic
tory. He knows how to lead the
hosts and he knows how to conquer.
The eagies of victory are already
perching upon his banner.
Chester A. Arthur, the Republi
can candidate for Vice President was
turned out of tbe Custom House in
New York for dishonesty and cor
ruption, by Rutherford B. Hayes.
If he should unfortunately be elect
ed, we will hear the cry of the old
guard of the Treasury plunderers
"charge. Chester, charge." But the
people will see to it that this cor
rupt pimp of Grant's rotten dynasty
shall not have a chance to "charge"
the Treasury another time. He will
be beaten along with the bribe taker,
salary grabber Garfield.
- Hon. James E. English, the Dem
ocratic nominee for Governor of
Connecticut, is one of the ablest and
most enterprising men in that State.
He is a residence of New Haven, 68
years of age,' ' and amassed a large
fortune in the lumber trade. He
served three terms as State Senator,
occupying a leading position, and in
1861 was elected to Congress, serv.
ing during the four years of the waf.
' Mr. English was elected Governor of
Connecticut in 1867, but in 1869 he
was defeated by an insignificant ma
jority through alleged apathy in the
party. The next two years, howev
er, the Democrats again placed Mr.
English in the field, and he was elect
ed. On the death of Senator Ferry,
in 1875, he was appointed Uolted
estates Senator to fill the vacancy,
and served, four years with credit.
Mr. English is president of the
Gbodyear Metallic Buber Shoe Com
'any, ne of the most extensive es
ta6libroents of the kind In tbe Uni
ted States, and an active director in
eevr?ral other large manufacturing
companies. His great personal pop
ularity lb conceded even by his po
WHERE THE ISSUE LIES.
The issue now before the people
Tennessee is; as the Times has all
uVrt-n.isorfe.l not TI)2U laX VT
IVUg naovi vi -" - G?
Low Tax, but Adjustment, or Repu
diation. The nickname tuga lax,
given the honest portion of the peo-
pie by tbe Repudiators who took to
themselves the name Low Tax each
of these is a misnomer, as we have
repeatedly pointed out. They are
also intended to deceive. Every
honest man in the State who has
common sense desires as low a rate
of tax as will produce sufficient rev
enue to meet the State's obligations.
If any one wants less thaft this he is
either a rogue or the victim of rogues
who have mislead him.
The Democratic platform contem
plates a settlement of the State debt
by compromise between the agents
of the people, the Legislature, and
the agents of the debtholders. The
bolters platform contemplates repu
diation, pure and simple. All pre
tense that they do not intend to
finally and fully repudiate the entire
debt is proven false by their own re
cords. John Savage, the Grand
Tycoon of Repudiators, has not j
made a speech in tbe last six years
which he did not open with what ha
regards as a demonstration of the
illegality, unconstitutionality and
immorality of every bond ever issued
by our General or State Govern
ments. We have heard Savage
prove this proposition to his entire
satisfaction, about a score of times.
He never tires ef declaring that
whatever tbe people finally shall
agree to pay the bondholder iu the
case of Tennessee, will be a gift for
tbe sake of peace and quiet. "You,
my countrymen," says John, "are
bound for nothing in this behalf.
What yon agree to pay is only to be
rid of an importunate person who
erroneously, if not wickedly, pre
tends he is your creditor." People
convinced of the correctness of this
proposition, and knowing no court
has jurisdiction to enforce the claim
of the bondholder, Mr. Savage knows
very well, will vote to repudiate as
often as they vote on the subject.
This is the great reason for the
tenacity with which the repudiators
stick for the fiual decision of every
settlement by the popular vote. They
rely on their powers of eloquence,
aided by human cupidity and the
universal desire to avoid the pay
ment of old debts, to finally defeat
every such proposition.
The correctness of our reasoning
on this head is best shown by the
record of the Repudintors on the
f0-4 nrorjosltion. Savase and the
E it V
rest of the leaders had repeatedly
announced that they stood ready to
support a proposition to give the
bondholders 33 1-3 per cent, on the
face of their bonds, and six per cent,
interest. The 50-4 scheme almost
exactly covers this proposition,
though it is in a., different form.
And Savage and his whole set moved
heaven and earth to defeat 50-4 on
the ground, not that it paid too
much, but on the ground that it wis
raiik repudiation. And they thus
showed there is no depth of dishon
est demagoguery they will not de
scend to, if thereby they may
keep the debt question before the
people as a means of securing to
themselves notoriety and office , nor
could any language speak plainer
than this conduct the final intention
of the bolters to fasten en the State
through the power of deceit and the
mean passion of cupidity, the dis
grace and damage of final repudia
tion of the whole debt.
We therefore put the Issue : Hon
est Compromise vs. Repudiation.
On that line we shall make tbe fight
until the polls clone November sec
ond Chattanooga Times.
THE STATE DEBT AS IT WAS!
In 1860, the State debt of Tennes
ea was a little' less than sixteen
millions of dollars ; and under Demo
cratic rule and legislation every
dollar of it was provided for with
out a dollar of taxes from the peo
ple. In 1869, Republican rule and leg
islation had raised the debt to a lit
tie over forty-two millions of dollars,
and, after exhausting everything,
fully sixteen millions of this was
left for the people to pay by taxa
tion. A party that ha3 done this
does not deserve much at the hands
of the tax-payers.
In a letter to tho President of the
Young Men's Hancock and English Glee
Club, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Oen. Han
cock writes: "It gives me groat pleas
ure to learn, by your letter of the 10th
inst, that a large number of the young
men of Brooklyn manifest an interest
in thft muse in which I have been so
conspicuously honored. I appreciate
most highly the efforts of the younger
generation to secure puro and good go
vernment for our common country.
They, certainly, are especially concert
ed, and it is particularly encouraging to
know that the young men of whom you
speak are acting independently of the
igid restrictions of political parties.
non. W. W. Rutledge, late Republi
can representative from Haywood coun
ty on Monday night of last week join
ed the Uancock and English club at
Brownsville and amid the wildest enthu
siasm threw off allegiance to the Repub
lican party, and said that when such
men as Hancock and English were offer
ed on the one hand and DeGolye? Gar
field and Customhouse officer Arthur on
the other, that all honest men must
stand up for pure and honest men and
good government.- s
THE MORRISTOWN GAZETTE, AUGUST
THE BROWNLOW BONDS.
THE , DEMOCItA TS RESPONSIBLE
FORTHEIR ISSUANCE. '
The Columbia Sentinel prints the
following exract from the speech of
Wra. J. Sykes, at Franklin, ou July
31st. It will be seen that Mr. Sykes,
himself a Democrat after the strict- l
est order, indulges in some pretty
plain talk concerning the BtowdIow
In regard to the Brownlow bonds, per
mit me to state some plain truths which
may not be palatable, though the truth
should not be regretted, because it is not
always pleasing. Who procured the is
suance of the Brownlow railroad bonds,
and who used them, and for whose ben
efit were they appropriated? Out of
$13,983,000 bonds issued during the
Brownlow administration, to rebuild
and refit railroads, four-fifths ef them
were obtained at the instance of Demo
crats, and issued to, and used by Demo
crats. A large amount was issued to re
fit this railroad running through your
town and county, and through Maury
and Giles counties. Who procured the
issuance of those bonds? Your then re
presentative, Mr. Moss, can tell. Who
then objected to the issuance of them ?
What man or what newspaper then said
it was a fraud ? While the bonds were
being issued and the money being spent,
no objection was made. Now, they are
fraudulent, radical railroad bonds.What
a change ! As here, so in other counties.
In Warren county, the home of John
n. Savage, they obtained from Brown
low and the Brownlow legislature $400,
000 to refit their railroad from Tul'.aho
ma to McMinnville. This was done at
the special interest and request of the
people of Warren county, including the
Democrats as well as Republicans. When
the appropriation was obtained, the
town of McMinnville was illuminated,
so great was the rejoicing. Where was
Savago then? Why was hia voice not
heard then denouncing the outrage of
issuing Brownlow railroad bonds? Who
in all the county of Warren, or in the
county of Coffee, then objected to the
Brow nlow bonds? As in Warren and
Coffee, so in Franklin and Lincoln.
Public meetings were held, and promi
nent Democrats, some of them now in
office, were sent to Nashville to get the
Brownlow legislature to issue bonds to
refit the railroad from Decherd to Fay-
etteville. It was then all right, and no
body objected that I ever heard of. So
it was in all parts of the State. Why
did these doughty champions of the peo
ple, when tho bonds were being issued,
then stand upon the political watchtow
ers and cry aloud and spare not. If they
said anything, they "cooed as gently as
Why did not these stalwart low tax
advocates, who now denounce so bitter
ly Radical corruption, then do some
thing? Their eloquent voices were still.
Their tongues were silent. Where, then,
were the people's friends? Having al
ways been an opponent of the issuance
of bonds, whether by Johnson and Harris
or by Brownlow and Senter, and having
strenuously opposed the act of 1869-70,
under which the railroad companies
paid their debt to the Siate, and which
is even now the law of the land, these
friends of the people never having re
pealed it, I feel at liberty to speak
plainly. I show my confidence in the
people by daring to speak the truth.
Had these men who are now clam
moring about fradulent bonds dared to
do their duty at the right time, the State
would not be in the condition that it is.
I do not believe in procuring the Re
publicans to pass laws and then after
they have gotten the benefit of them,
abuse these same Republicans for doing
whattheso men prevailed on them to
do. If any man in the State objected to
the issuance of these railroad bonds at
the time thev were issued, let him
speak out and show how and when he
opposed the issuance of the bonds.
The noble patriot, George W. Jones,
always opposed the creation of debts
and the issuance of bonds, but as it was
done with the consent of the people,
and the money obtained on them, he,
like an honest man, says we must pay
them according to our ability. Many
of those who were clamorous for con
tracting the debt are now equally clam
orous against paying it. And this is
what they call friendship to the people!
HONOR BEFORE PARTY.
New York Journal of Commerce.
In Tennessee, as in Virginia, re
pudiation splits parties in twain.
Each party in each State has its two
wings, one favoring repudiation un
der the mollified name of readjust
ment, the other opposing it. This
spectacle of dircord, although the
dissensions are confined to local is
sues, causes pain to headstrong par
tisans in other States. They would
be willing to see readjustment tri
umph if thereby their favorite party
could be kept perfectly united. It
is feared by such sympathizers that
the ruptures iu the party lines of
Tennessee and Virginia may lead to
consequeuces more serious than any
now anticipated. But the worst con
sequences of all would be the victo
ry of repudiation. To honest busi
ness men throughout the country
this is the most transcendent issue
of the campaign in some of the
Southern States. The country can
exist and prosper after a fashion
under either party. It can outlive
every kind of President or congres
sional majority. But there would
be far less in it worth living for if
Virginia and Tennessee should fol
low the bad examples of Minnesota
and Michigan and refuse to pay their
honest debts. The repudiation par
ty is the worst one from which the
United States can possibly suffer.
When that party shows itself every
honest man's hand should be raised
against it, whatever political ties he
may break in the operation.
A delegation of women connected
with the New York Woman's Suffrage
Association waited upon Gen. nancock,
last week, and 3Irs. Lillie Devereux
Blake was introduced to the General,
and she in turn presented her compan
ions, Helen M. Slocum, Susan King,
Charlotte Smith, Hele n Potter and Har
riet Dolson. Mrs. Blake said that the
delegation had come to ask the General
what hope the woman's suffrage party
might entertain in case any measuro
came before him as President, which
bore upon granting to women the ballot.
The General, according to the New
York Sun, replied that the woman's suf
frage movement was a growing one, and
that everything that tended to the ame
lioration of woman's condition bad his
sympathy. In the course of his conver
sation he said that women should be
paid equally with men for the same kind
of work equally well performed, and
observed that when he " first went to
school the teachers were exclusively
men, and he was pleasod to see how ex
tensively women bad since become em
ployed as such, and how efficiently they
generally were. The ladies were well
pleased with the interview.
" Bric-a-Brac" vs. Pettibone.
In the Knoxville Chronicle (TF), ef tbe
28th of July, appears an article signed
"Union Soldier" intended for the scari
fication of Bob Taylor. An examination
of the document will show, from the
Rih ef it8 periods,, it -was writtea by
n d ii r.ti.rJ man. From the use
such terms as jolly, cleverness, grub,
&c., it was written by a Northern maa.
From the excessive use of adjective epi
thets, it was writtea by a person accus
tomed solely to prosecute. But what iden
tifies the author, is the following sen
tence: "Bob's cleverness will avail him
nothing, when these dark pages of bis
most valuable record are read to tho loy
al people of his district." Wfio will
rad it. and bow does this 'Union sol
dier' know what the candidates aro go
ing to read? The author or tnis prec
ious incendiary campaign document is
the redoubtable Major - himself. Now
you read, and I'll comment.
Bob has shown the cloven foot. Tho
Major is web-footed a duck of the first
water. Bob has voted with the Demo
cratswith whom else, pray? He
has endeavored to stop tbe wheels
of government grease 'em up, and
start fresh. He voted to withdraw
protection from the Southern ballot
box. There, Bob, you did wrong. A
white man is as good as a nigger, so
long as he behaves himself. He voted
to deny seats to legally elected Republi
cans. These Rads were legally nominat
ed (like at Greeneville) I suppose, um?
He voted iu caucus with Joe Blackburn.
Joe, you ought to have staid away.
Bab is tho pet and poodle puppy of tho
brigadiers a bald headed poodle, Ma
jor? Oh, no. Ho is for Hancock and
English that is inexcusable. Bob, put
in one for Garcock and Arthurfield.
What can any Republican have in com
mon with Bob Taylor? A love of mu
sic, Major, balance to your cousin Gar
field. Further, this 'mountain boy,'
Bob Taylor, is willing that fraud, (sacred
crime), intimidation, (Wilse Jackson),
shot-guns, (well, I wish I may die),
white leaguers, (holy Moses), rifle clubs,
(shade of Col. Bodine), tissue ballots,
(too thin), and murder (oh, Pine moun
tain) shall be employed to place the
Democrats in power. Bob, take a big
pinch of snuff, put your head in a bar
rel of flour and join Enoch and Elijah,
of whom the world was oot worthy.
"Bob Taylor has betrayed these mon,
and grasped hands dripping with blood
of some of the same Uiion men he h3
joined hands with the very men who
drove them from home, murdered their
fathers, brothers and eons, set fire to
their humble cabins and danced with
devilish glee around their smouldering
ruins; and in a thousand ways brought
sorrow, desolation and ruin to the hearts
and homes of these same Union men.
But what have these Union men done,
that you should desert them and go to
the Rebels? What have those Rebels
done that you should love them so much
that you would even vote to pension the
arch traitor, Jeff Davis?"
And now, Bob, let Bric-a-Brac talk
to this man, and what he does Brie does,
'con amore', the respect he entertains
for an old fiiend, your father, who was
a power in E. Tennessee when this ma
jor was au obscure school teacher in
Indiana. Major Pettibone, yon hayo
thrown the "bloody shirt" to the breeze,
and I, G. W. Bric-a-Brac, accept your
challenge war to the bitter end. You are
a Northernman so am I. I am at least
your peer in brains; I am your superior
in knowledge of the Southern character.
You come here as an adventurer 1, as
an invalid. We both know tht world
and understand each other, and that well!
Now, let's dismiss gush and poppycock,
and, understand you, what I give I will
To secure your election to Congress,
in which body if you ever reach it, you
will be analysed at a glance by the polit
ical gladiators therein. You have ven
tured to rekidle the worst passions
aroused by the war. The war wss not
a pleasant one, but while indulging in
reminiscenco would it not be well to re
viva memories of the rebel soldiers ex
perience in Northern prisons; the reci
tal of those who lived in the Shenan
doah valley when Sheridan swopt it
with the fire and sword; of those who
witnessed the barbarism of Sherman's
march to the sea; the experience of thoso
on the line of the plundering Stoneman
raid, and recollections of how rebel citi
zens of East Tennessee were whipped,
driven from home and shot by ex-federal
soldiers and other Radical outlaws?
Let us stir up a wholo community to
bitterness and bloodshed, that we may
go to Congress ! And have you no of
fensive record? I accept your assump
tion that Bab Taylor must bo known by
the company lie keeps. Does tho blood
of Berry drip from yowhand&? Do you
consider yourself responsible for these
revenue raids, and their wretched re
sults? For tho arraignment of the
batches of ignorant, terrified mountain
bo 8, you made tremble at your official
frown in tho Federal Court at Knox
ville? Did you not drive Hut Amarine
from his home, while with eminent com
placency you battened upon tho spoils
wrenchod from these persecuted out
laws? and did not Bob Taylor, in advo
cating the cause ef these meuntaiseeri,
bring down on himself the editorial rid
icule of the greatest of the Republican
journals tho N. York Tribune f Pro
ceed with tho case, Major, while I get a
Gov, Colquitt, of Georgia, has accep
ted the action of the majority of the
Democratic State Convention in recom
mending him for ie-election, and has
defined his Dosition on railroad and oth-
.f- Tin rnnoI.0 tii a calA rt thf
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Oiuie ruuu. xuvugu ""uwnij uv6tvo
have declared for Gov. Colquitt to give
him the support of two-thirds of the
Conyention in his canvass far re-election.
Ex-Governor Herschel V. Johnson, of
Georgia, died at his reidence in Jeffer
son county, Ga..son the 16th instant, in
the 68th year of his age. He was the
Democratic candidate for Vice President
with Douglas, in 1860, and a member f
the secession Convention in Georgia in
1861, when he opposed vigorously the
policy of leaving the Union. In 1866 he
was elected Uaited States Senator, but
was not permitted to take his seat. In
1873 he was elected Circuit Judge of the
State, which position he held at the day
of his death.
And now we are asked to believe a
still harder case than Tanner's : A "re
liable gentleman" liyiag in Botetourt
county, Virginia, says that Richard Mc
Knight, of that county, some time ago
finished a sixty day's fast. He says Mc
Knight was a very large and corpulent
man, who became a confirmed hypo
chondriac, and finally refused to take
any nourishment for sixty days, at the
end of which time he died. I state
this upon the authority ef one of my
neighbors, Capt. W. A. . Lackey, as
truthful a gentleman as any in Reek
bridge county, who was talking with
me about Dr. Tanner's case, and told
me he knew McKuight well, that he was
with him several days and nights dur
ing his fast, and believes most fully
that he did literally abstain from all
nourishment for the period referred to.
The Supreme Court of Tennessee will
convene at Knoxville the 13lh of Sep
tember next. The dockets of the 1st,
oa q.i .nA 4th nirotiita will be taken
firgt in the erder named. Criminal or
State cases will have preference and be
1 disposed of first.
ORGANIZATION OF A HANCOCK
AND ENGLISH CLUB IN MGR-
Pursuant to a call announced in last
weeks Gazette, there assembled in the
Court House at an early hour Thursday
night a large, respectable and intelli
gent body of the citizens of town and
county, to perfect a permanent organi
zation to be known as a "Hancock and
English Club," for the' purpose of thor
oughly organizing the Democratic par
ty in Hamblen county in order that vic
tory may crown their efforts in the com
ing political campaign, as regards State
and National affairs.
On motion, Hon. Wm. McFarland was
made temporary Chairman of the meet
ing, and Sam W. Shields appointed
to act as Secretary.
On motion, of Capt. J. C. nodges, a
committee of two was appointed to so
licit names for membership into the
Club. The Chair selected Capt. J. C
Hodges and John E. Helms, Jr., to con
stitute said committee. After the com
mittee had retired a short time they re
ported the encouraging result of having
obtained the names of forty persons who
desired to attach themselves to this or
ganization to give their influence and
support to the Democratic ticket in elect
ing Hancock president and English vice
president of Ihe United States; to give
their undivided aid in triumphantly
electing our gallant and patriotic State
Credit standard-bearer, Hon. John V
Wright to the governorship and to leave
no stone unturned which would prevent
the Democratic party of this congres
sional district in returning our pre-emi
nent Bob Taylor to Congress. .
Upon motion, Capt. J. C, Hodges was
requested to address the meeting. That
e-entleman resDonded in a brief but
well-timed speech of about fifteen min
utes duration, in his usual forcible and
eloquent manner. He talked nancock
and English, Bob Taylor and State
Credit to the Club in such a pleasing
and interesting manner that all were
filled with enthusiasm and aroused to a
redoubling of their duty.
On motion, of Joseph Grigsby, Esq
the Secretary was instructed to read the
list of names enrolled for membership
On motion, a committee of three, con
sisting of Col. J. M. Bewley, Judge M
B. D. Lane and Dr. M. Carriger, wa3
appointed to select names for officers of
the Club for permanent organization.
The Committee on Permanent Organ
ization, reported the following gentle
men for their respective offices:
Capt. J. C. Hodges, President; C. D.
Merritt, Vice President; J. E. Helms,
Jr., Secretary, and Thos. J. Russell, As
sistant Secretary; Dr. John Howell,
On motion, of Hon. Wm, McFarland,
a committee of three was appointed to
draft a Constitution and By-laws for the
Club. The Chair appointed Hon. Wm.
McFarland, Dr. Heacker and S. W.
Hon. Wm. McFarland made a motion
for the Chair to appoint a committee of
five to solicit names for Club member
ship. An amendmendment to the mo
tion was made, and every member of
the Club was requested to exert his in
fluence in procuring additional names
Joseph Grigsby, Esq., moved that the
Chairman of the Executive Committee
call at the proper time a meeting of the
Democrats of the county for organiza
tion. An amendment was offered and
accepted in lieu of this, to appoint a
sub-committee iu each civil district for
organizing the party.
On motion, the Chair appointed the
following gentlemen a Committee on Fi
nance: T. R. Russell, J. W. Loop and
On motion, the meeting adjourned to
meet the first Tuesday night in Septem
GORE!" BLOOD J' THE MOON!"
Tazewell, Tenn., Aug. 6, 1880.
To the Editor of The Morristown Oaztte :
My attsntion has lately been called to
an article in the Morristown Times, writ
ten from Tazewell, Tenn., by a little,
mean, stinking, low-lifed, pettifogging,
one-horse UDStart. whose very name
chokes the utterance of any honest Re
publican who has cause to repeat it, for
it is not often repeated, except as an il
lustration of how lying and cheating
(for he is proficient in both,) can raise
"little scounareis to omces ci puunc
trust. He ("True Republican," so call
ed.) commences his spleen by congratu
lating the Republican party ou "Bric-a-
tsrac s renouncing iu, uicauoc, as ue
says, "he has always been a burden to
the nartv." Now, a word Here : If the
correspondent of the Times had only re
nounced the party instead of an educat
ed gentleman like " Bric-a-Brac," it
woula nave oeen a miguiy gowo ming
for the Darty and for him too, as "Uric-
a-Brac" don't have the reputation of car
rying lies on his lips and other people's
monev in his pocket, which is more than
I can say for " True Republican," so-
He also ciyes poor Pettibone a 6end
off. Lord I Lord ! Good Lord 1 Petti
bone had better send him twenty-five
cents to come out for Taylor, if he wants
to carry this county, for " True Repub
lican" (as he proudly distinguishes him
self from the rest of that invincible pha
lanx,) has such a reputation for lying
that nobody will believe him even when
he does tell the truth, which is very
I did not intend, when I began this
letter, to undertake to dissect such a
conglomeration of immoral corruption,
(as this is a case a buzzard would shrink
from,) for it is an old age, but a true
one, that "the more you stir carrion the
worse it stinks," which will doubtless
prove true in this case, as he will be
sure to lay his grievances before the
Times office for publication. Should
"True Republican" feel himself aggriev
ed, send him to me, as I generally stand
responsible for what I say. F. E. P.
We have received a copy of the annu
el catalogue and announcement of Prof.
Knabe's Musical Academy of Knoxville,
for the years 1879-80. The Director,
Prof. Gust. R. Knabe deservedly ranks
with the most noted teachers of the age
and country, and we are gratified to see
from the catalogue of pupils for the last
year that his school is being appreciated
by an increased number of pupils. We
have heretofore commended the excel
lency of this school to our readers, es
pecially to those who desire to prepare
themselves or their children as teachers.
Thorough instruction is given in the
use of the piano, organ, violin, flute,
guitar, harmony and singing. The aim
of the Academy is to give thorough and
systematic instruction. To make be
ginners acquainted with the rudiments
of music in the shortest possible time.
The scholastic year consists of four
quarters f ten weeks each. The first
quarter will begin Monday, August 80.
For further information, address Prof.
Gust. R. Knabe, Knoxville, Tenn.
25, 1 880 .
WHAT REPUBLICAN NEWS
PAPERS THINK OF Um
WHEN HE IS NOT RUN
NING FOR PRESIDENT.
The Record of the Republican
Dark Horse Compiled by the
S THIS MAN FIT FOR THE
HIGHEST IIONOIt IN THE
GIFT OF THE 1'EOPL.E ?
No change of opinion or semi-
ment regarding Mr. Garfield ever
appeared in theie newspapers, from
the time of the publication of the
following uutil the day when the
Chicago convention, fatigued from a
weeks continued session io the tor
rid heat of a crowded hall, and anx
ious to escape an iniuiineot rupture
in the party, seized at the straw
which had been skillfully dangled
before it, and, without thought er
consideration, or any canvass of hie i
merits, succumbed to the hurrah of
the galleries, before which he had
purposely posed while profesiiug to
battle for a friend, and nominated
this same Mr. Garfield for president
of the United States. Let every
citizen read these opinions. Let
him remember that since their ap
pearance there has beeu no action,
official or otherwise, which could al
ter or modify tbem in the least. Let
him ask himself if this man's crimes
are to be rewarded with the greatest
honor in the country, and if the
vouno- men of this land are to be
taught that tho way to the presiden
cy lies through corruption io subor
dinate trusts and positions.
The following extracts are lakeu
from many of a like character, which
appeared in the Republican pres in
1873, immediately after the expos
ure of Mr. Garfield's corruption :
THE ALBANY JOURNAL DECLARES GAR
FIELD A "PREVARICATOR."
Albany Evening Journal, Feb . 30, 1873.
Mr. Dawes emerges with a com-
plete vindication. We thiuk Mr
Kelley. Mr. Garfield and some of the
others do not stand auite so well.
What is the nature of the
offense? Their wrong was that they
did not frankly and fully tell the
truth that they concealtd and pre
varicated and misrepresented. This
is the whole of it. We do not uo
dertake to shield them from the
charge of deception. They resorted
to it and they must suffer the conse
quences. ASD AN "EQTJIVOCATOR."
Albany Evening Journal, Feb. 38, 1873.
There can be no doubt that under
all the circumstances the Credit Me
bilier stock was an improper slock
for a congressman to hold. This
criticism, whatever it is, obviously
applies to ail. It seems evident that
those who paid for their stock like
Dawes stand much better than those
who waited, like Kelley and Gar
field, for the dividends to pay for it.
Those who told the truth can sot be
criticised like those who "equivocat
ed," and here again there is a con
trast between Dawes on the one side
and two or three of the otisrs.
A DISTRESSING riODll.
New York Times, Feb. 19, 1171.
Messrs. Kelley aod Garfisld pre
sent a most distressing figure. Their
participation in the Credit Mobilier
affair is complicated by the most un
fortunate contradictions of teeti
mony. A DISGRACE C0KFES9ED.
New Turk Tribune, Feb. 18, 18T3.
James A. Garfield, of Ohio, had
ten shares; never paid a dollar; re
ceived $329, which, after the inves
tigation began, he was anxious to
have considered as a loan from Mr.
Oakee Ames, to himself.
Well, the wickedness of all of it
is that these men betrayed the trust
f the people, deceived their constit
uents, and by evasion and false
hoods confessed the transactions to
WHAT AN ASSOCIATE REPUBLICAN CON
GRESSMAN THOUGHT .
Utica Herald Ellii H. Roberts in the I'tlca Her
ald, Feb. 8, 1873.
Mr. Kelley and Mr. Garfield have
placed themselves In equivocal atti
tudes. There they must stand aloee.
Their places are now vacant.
There is a warning ia the manner of
their untenanting which will be heed
ed by the new occupants. There are
many who have the ability as well
as the integrity, which the country
demands of those who serve her as
Colfax and Garfield have eerved.
They will fill up the void.
A JUST REPOKT.
Utica Herald, Feb. 30, 1871.
The Poland Committee have re
ported the results of their investiga
tions into the Credit Mobilier charg
es. The teport is unanimous, and
therefore not partisan. It may be
whitewashing, but we leave this for
the reader to decide. It appears to
us fair, candid and just.
The Committee find that Kelley,
upon the solicitation aod represen
tation of Ames, took ten share f
Credit Mobilier etock and held them
until the dividends paid fer them,
and also that he received $323 in
dividends; and that the facts in
Garfield's case are essentially the
same as those in Kelley 's.
TALK OF Q AB FIELD'S EXPULSION FE0M
UUc Herald, Feb. 22, 1873.
Republicans are not ooly in favor
of the expulsion of Ames and Crooki,
but of severely censuring. If not ex
pelling, Kelley and Garfield.
Generally, we think public opin
ion would favor a severe reprimand,
if not the expulsiou, of Kelley and
WHY OAR FIELD ESCAPED,
ftic Herald, March 1, 1873.
It is to be regretted, for tbe honor
of congress, that no more positive
condemnation of official delinquency
and corruption was reached ia Ihe
final action of the Houee. Had
Ames and Brooko been expelled and
Kelley and Garfield censured, we
think all demands would have been
THE TROY TIMES ON "THE TIOVS CREDIT
MOBILIER U A It FIELD.
Troy Tally Tluif , IVu. S3, 1HTJ
If congress keeps on to the end
as it Lai been going on for two or
three days its termination will be
welcomed by Lostsof people through
out the couulry as a benediction.
Last night when only 147 members
were present in the House, Mr. Gar
field called up the civil appropria
tion bill, and recommended en
araeudwent i-oucereiug the salaries
of public officers. This furbished
that srch demagogue. Ilea Butler,
ai ODoertenll to make kie abase-
ful proposition which was defeateJ
the other day. He diJ eo at once,
the "job being put up" It seems be
tween him and Garfield. Ellis II.
Roberts vainly endeavored to post
pone action. uui me mercenary
fellows on the floor who had doubt
less gone there to steal $5,000 each
from the people of the Uuited States
mocked him with derinion. He how
ever, made the pious Credit Mobil
ier Garfield wriggle and squirm like
. 1 I"f ..
a sKinnea eei. r-iauiy-wue mn
voted under the convenient cover of
tellers, so that there is co tell-tale
yea aiid nay lit, to pay themselves
$5,000 for a term of service which
will close next week, l or a man
who stands upon trial for past de
meanors and begs the msrciful in
dulgence of the people, the conduct
of Garfield In the business is strange
ly imprudeut in a personal sense.
Perhaps Butler has "get a twist" on
him and dragged him into the work.
TFIE ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT (REP.) FINDS
THAT DISUOSESTY WON A TRIUMPH
WHEN GARFIELD ICAPED EX
Rochester Democrat, Feb. 23, 1873, owned by Fr
tnau Clark, another Republican a'iat of Gar
field's in Congretis.
The long debate en the resolution
submitted y the Poland Committee,
fer tie expulsion of Oakes Ames
and Jauiee Brooke from congress,
closed yesterday afternoon. We
have already given our opinioD as to
the improbability of the ruovemeut
for expulsion succeeding, and our
disapproval of the selection of these
two jentleuien, however guilty, for
eacrifice, while the others (Garfie'.d
& Co.) who were implicated escaped
The male difficulty in the way of
the proposed action was that the
misdemeanors for which it has pro
posed to punish the members had
been committed before the election
of the present congress, and were,
therefore, beyond the jurisdiction of
the House. Under the preteoie that
it would te dangerous to establish
such a precedent the congressman
defeated the motion to expel. The
resolution adopted was one declar
ing the suthority of the House ia
tk Mailer to be Joeetful. and sa-
oriu Brooks asd Amee for their
course. The vote was very close
115 to 110. While the vote was be
ing taken Brooks sat reading and
Oake Amee leaned his head oa his
baud and watched the proceedings
intently. Ou the desk before him
was at elegaat bouquet, seat him
by some sympathizing friend. W
trust it had a sweeter savor than his
We have unsurpassed facilities for supplying the trade with
STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES,
At New York prices freight added.
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DRESS GOODS, 8ILKS,
Hosiery, Cloves, and Fancy Good of all Description.
Novelties in Laces, Ties, White Goods. Handkerchiefs and Erabrol Jerlee,
Sheetings, Tillow Casings, Counterpanes, To il, Napkins, sod all I Huv
kecping Goods, Carpets, Matting, Hugs, Oil Clothe, t jroicee ana Cur
tain Oood. Carpets ma le ami laid.
Full Stock of Gent's and Boj'b Shirts, SocU, Collar, Cravat,
tc, Children's Knit Suits in Cassimero and Lim n 2
' to 10 year.
-ANKER" BOLTING CLOTHS.
JJew Goods received every day. Oiders by mall promr l! y attended b
71 CJnroVTvrnV. Tenn, JQ.XiTTZIU BilRTOBTi
deeds. Flowers were found scat
tered over the grave of the most no
table Roman tyrant, and so w nsod
not wonder at the tribute paid to
the slayer of so many fair reputa
tions. Oa tbe wLo!e lie rcj.;url of
his commituo au! ti.e action takea
on it are a .i:..r..x,.;.t-r.i
It looke as if ti.e only thio eitab-
li.Led was ho perfect impusily of
rascality at Ike t'nidtal. Political
dishouesty has ti another grsst
triumph. lusttaJ of ssotiing ttilU a
d.sr..trus defeat. TLe guilty (Gat
field A, Co.) ere re maudeJ to iLe bar
of public opinion for sesteece end
ill receive oo iettieal eouderaoa-
THE BCBFA.LO CuMMKItCIAL ADVfHTHtn
CALLS UAKFIEt-D A UAH.
lllaffalu CrumorcUl, Feb. Jl, IS" 3, vdiuJ y t. U.
Warri, on t.f tl.a I , at 'I-ar u,
The prominent cysrssstsaa
whose Games were first uo J la con
vention with the Credit Mobilier,
wLere liisiLe, Dawes. Kelley, Iliog
ham, SctiSeld auJ Garfisld, aod he
si tes these vice -President Colfax.
NOT THJ WAV TO Slop iX'URrmoM.
lijSalj Com. WarrU S,
Wo see alresJy that some
of laee wboee Jfee la very wesk
nboee "explanatioee" are utieer
ably fl;ey are aaauroJ last tlsy
Lave lost no groend io tho esteem
of iLtvr fwllow-cliizeos, and are
premised an "ovatiou" upon their
return Lome. They sre iavited to
lecture before "Chrisliau" aeeocla
tioui, ss 1 are introduced as men
"whom the Nation delight to hosor."
So long as this state of Ihiogs con
tinues it will be useless to try to
punish corruption and issist upon
higher stsnJsr of morality auiesg
the people's Represestallvee.
THE Bl'FFALO EIHarf P ARMANI'S A K.
VERB PUSIHIIMEST FR OARFtrXO.
UaffaKi EiprMS, Fb M, 1I
It is wrong to raise as indlscriml
sate bowl asinel every ono who
ever looked at Credit Mobilier stock,
or to every man responsible fer tbe
guilt of others. Our own opluioa
bssed on such kilty consideration
as we Lave been able to give the
facts, is that Dawes la Innocent;
that Scofield end liiogLsai have been
guilty of an Impropriety which
Lou!l subject them to censure ; anl
that ktiiey ana UatucM hate so
misrepresented the facts and en
deavorsd to disguiee tho tracuc'.Ln
as a lwn, tlat a more severe J uu
lei -went woulJ not be out of place.
T1JU CINCINNATI CuM JIKHClAt CX OAO-
(CiLClni.tl Comn.arctal, UareU , lot I. J.tl f
alurat ll.W.l, tbs 1JU.- hi ulllu Jouruai
f tLs W wt.)
And GarfieU'o noble soul was
sadly perturbed. He looked upon
the eceoes with grsve approbeniloii,
and regsrJe 1 this unseemly r enecu
tuu of the righteous with horror
tLat his soul was sick within Liai.
He came near making a fatal blun
der ouce. After Awes LaJ testified
the second time at to the guilt of
Garfield, fixing It upon him clearly
aud unmistakably, the General at
once LOlified them that he would
come befure them and refute the vile
siatiders that tie meulacious nua
from Massachusetts h I pours I out
against him. The day aid the hour
came, but simultaneously came sot
Garfield. U had heard that Auses
who wss then reluctantly produc
ing the receipts that Psttersos Lai
slgnsd Lad in lie pokMeoiop otaer
such documests to prove Ihe cor
rectness of his teitimoey in rcipect
to others, asd the galliot Central
whoto Cashing blaJo was wont to
gleam adown the line, io the glory
of the past decade, found that to
stay away wss prudent, and bo nev
er appeared. The complacent Com
mittee forebore to question Amee
further as to Garfield's statement
aod Lis own. and tbe papers were
consequently never produced.
Stock have ever ShoTrn.