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i y E M O K K 1 S T O ft 1 j-t K jr f I ,V f, .1 A d W N G A ZET T K , ;M A R (J H , 1.8 B u : -gr- THE- MOilRISTOWir SlZETfl. "wEDtfcsDiirK Alien 2, issf The Jiftcstf? gating Committee rests ifrori froiri its la- &. repaid the verdict of the colored jurv? 4. YV A find ItlTglt Llacts Wntot provW v- - Murfreesboro ThoJLcJis-.. latnf-o of TehnessedjluiS Kccepted an 3 invrtation to attend", the maugura V- tirin-of Pffcndenfr Gafaofd.. .oiuoof. ment. e raise no juc uu u f v r v.-. . -tio-h. "It ts.sirnly a quWtipu.wlieh-.. X. "er ' the' m eul be r & '"glial 1 '. ain'u s e Ih e hi' -selvers in Nashville . or tii Wa&dririg-' " The tqirtv'-fi Ah'r Fallot ufoif; X'nltod; Sttites SemalM-lrf th'e'onusylvaiJui' LegTsatnrr7onnhe7!!od;resiiIted jin, the formal election- of 'John I. m- -olwlH Ik-pubHAnT lleis'" the lrt-s-' .OTtrtror'sefitatiVe fnnk the sfr'bciflh" Pennsylvania itrlet' aiiS is rcgaitd- ed tula txah -X)f r probity, ? 'who: d'des Bis o?wn iiimjcing ananas puessia fair. abjJHy. i4 s: IC -Uie.peopLe: had-, voted direetfy for President, .as' Andrew .'Johnson , ; alwaj1? . eameKtly - contended they . . 8houiif msteaxl ot. the-Mates, "tnen jVViueld cott.IIancock wonld-.be tl th-eman to.be inatrqvrated Presvlehi . dy jifter-,-lo-raorrow, Ua lutvingav-' eeiwd H,1RI: mtrb ot'Hhe po)iilar ,' YqIp than the oan that will be inaii . rated iBut-tiie jK-oplelidu't,aiul b-Uiere's. the-r.eb.; ,. .; ' " ' v , . JIheiNow Ywk .iwa W -;li torhi!,' o. lyaiefers-to' the' late Irnohndatrfie -iat tprin:neiJ aa 1 ft Mamupon our ii oiviiiiatiori4nd truly savtt-hht "one . . crimelike this,-the work of t-itkei ciwhoHO ehu-fium should- r& to P''V--lect Hie layF",'wlU do'the'Kouth'nrore tf- harm in', the -.eves of 'the tivfli'zqd ": worldthan:nuld the;piraohin- of '(;vrrison, iiilltps and-ftrrf other radical who ha livivl by '-defaming a. i.i . l . ...1 - .moawern cnamcit-r. - tsoth " houes 01 the Iai$i attire. hftfe adopt etl i-esolutions cbTidem;)- ' ing:the "action of themoVat Spring-., ' tield ' in"- taking prisoners 'frotn Vie ipnstody ' of the: durt' jthd putting j 'them toleath, and declai-rng" that mobs'must be suppressed if tt lakes i the whole power of the State." The resolution calls upon the "Governor to use all means lor the 'arrest and - Dunishment 6f the penx'trators of : this crime, arid promising the actiye : co-operation of the Ije.gislatu"re. " Authentic advices from the 'deef empire," in Kansas,'' Xebrasica, iVa- kota; Idaho and Colorado, show that ' thousands of cattle have been fr07.cn and starved to death.,. .AVni.'-.rar-tbn, a member 6f the Xebrasta TiCg islature,' estimates his loss at fi-om 5,000 to 7,C00 of his 15.000 cattle on tho Xorth Platfe, involving $100.0( 6 'to $150,000.' . J. X.picShaneun- other member, estimates his loss at 8,000 out of- 30,000. .Mcnv othej-s 'lose in like proportion. Besides the losses by death the injury donethe surviving "cows by starvation and cold will greatlyaeiluce the' per cent- ago; of iucrcase - during .the 'year, . Theestimatetj rf loss in the various ranges .run all the-.way froni-10 Ho per'eeot.. .. . r of . 'nzxnr , wouic, . -,,A special froia Washington of the . 27th to' . the Paltimore jSki. -eiays : vThe name -of ' J udge Paxtei", of.Ten-iieisec-, has been 'montioned ah con-r neetion vith thQ;'iew .xabiuet, and ye&teFday it was repprted that Gen. Garfield- had; letermined; to. Invite him into the cabinet as- a represen tatiyo Southern, republican, hi con fcern'e.nce of tlua, number- of Ten- lichee Jkepublieans here,'. including mem'bei'H; of. the Jlouse, lust ttiglit united jn a.disiiatfh to General Qv - field protesting agsdns Jiaxtcr's! up pointnieait. They, rsay -Baxteiv.vvns a . secessionist aiwl.a rfcl-l,-;find neVur -.joined the ,Uiiioi1 ; party .until, .tho tend of i'JiStiS,. whun-ho saw -t.kai.the rebellion-. watT,liind.to faU. , They ?ay "his iippoint ment . ibr the jadgeship by Presjdeut Haves,- w;;s odious to . .almost every liejiublican ip;Tenn&ssee .and his appohitiiient u a cabinet ; position -would destroy the .Republican . party iii tiiat.Statc-.' ,A iew -days before, bisi iioinjtujtuin Baxter. publicly 1 denottneed Graut -und Blaine in Utter iei-ms, and;de clared if either of thom.-were nomi nated he wmijd; FnrpjTort.thQ candi date offhe leiiiocr'atic baVn1'."... " " 4 FiXAycTAK Ft vnnr:"':' The 4nco;i(er,aU),andr hastvao tjon"!of jsonie.jtif. ihc eaU'rn Xational Banks, . iu tla'bwjug np tbuir circula tion. ;and. recairiug: tn bantU llcy had deposited Wi tli the Secretary of tho Treasury, by..."'siibstituting legal tender notes, which. .they .are not .permitted to. do under .the, ijupend mg; funding l-ill, culminated last Fri--day by producing a Stringency in .the. Wall ti-ect''inotigy market tlnU bec-anip almost A financial panic,. ; Jt was simply atreinendaus bear moye jjnent in - ttoelcs .liago game. ;of ,bjntf--but 'the day will , remain- a rieTOor,aLlb .pne ..'in the dijstyry. of" Wall', street. ; The .iexcitcincnt tvad intense, but . vixtixaatejy there ftwaa not a single, failure. The- Pi'eideut ot the Mining Exc-Jiange gave a, con'-' else eiplii.n atjpa pfil. situation, in j.nis.wiso: :; 11 is a qnesuon. m.mj nxindj wliuther a. clique .of bunkers is to." dictate" to Congreas and ..to the country what. "is for the best in terost of the countrVj and .to; .manipulate thc money market in order. $0 de press the stock market," .The ord er of Secretary Sherman , .authoriz ing the purchase of, bomb-,, was, ex tended .Saturday"-by "directing the assistant treaSurr.'at .N.eW York to pprcjaase .the .uncilleil, bonds of 1SS1 to an, extent 'pot excee-ling .ten. mill ions 'of dollars, , and .. this practical measure oii the part ,pf ilie.gp.yern mentf to relievo $10. money . market w'as'ealcnlateTl to respre confidence. The total amount of m'pudy forward ea to the Treasury by tlitf Banks jip to last Friday r-as we learn from the Baltimore. kun, does -"not v'exced twelve millions c?f -dollars, ''wliich'.'is x 'mere-bagatelle-when it', is comsid ered that the .entire.cincalation of the National Banks is in the;fteigh'-' boriiood of three' hundred ami: fitly millions pfadcliars. -.a. . t; t '-ni firl! 1 rirrV- " ' 'dm-.. TT.t Jl.-; n a - lnX'finrft tit tion of it referring to the State debt, Up to the time that 'Tennessee te Q 1 became involved in this war, bonds the amount of !3,SC9,0tfO had railroads m'the fttate, and Kfur hut few of'thenrvhd Hule'd to promptly . -1 - i - r J 1 -.. ! j 1 1 - , 1 . w.-urw, iRn nhd pruviuf wr -tut? interest" ajjei"1' 1 . ; , . i.i,-0t-,, no' doubt 'was fh-en felt but that t;e Itehneltr.bv r'.ie State was" ample "fcehritv'sagainsf jultiraate loss. -J ' i Sdde'fih'; however, the -fiip bfj lifflspjerlty' WftS"'dahed from our. lipsv -the- ealamities -of civil- 'war', over- XvUeimed-'our State,'1 oiir Tabor jxp d -oifinlwce '-were -broken up, ;soci!e5 wa lio'r''a7izcV1?med hosts tra A" M3 nr eb u n t rry 'J -leaving d b so -' faahmin'.itteir Tra-t-K , our raiiroan.N -oro-! -'destroyed? 'bridges " btirridl." Huid;4n meinstanee(j!;''th6'fron car-ried-Mf ie) rolling' fetoclc 1 Svas ' r'e-' inoved "or destroy ed," our people1 wejre irapOvorishciL-and aerieral wrcjk and riiinalolie remainel. ' 1 fn 1805's as:-our State'' began to emerge fronVlh darknirs's and h'or- rbr3 which had so long hnr.g'hke?a pall over its- fbrtuneis ; as it "came tbrtfi crippled, bleeding aW. Mourn ing ..the. lo of matisT of its stro'ng supports, the general assicntbly look ing ai'ound tbr-irieans to restore our former'pfosperity,' and td save the State'from; the loss of the large investments-it had made in' loaning its credit to tlie-"Tirious - railroad 'companies'; -tiefwniined -to festore the credit of 'iV State, and "to 1 y- 4iwtruof awd rehaoilitate our roadK In thitletei-minafion it but roll ecf M the erenern) desu of the gi-eat body of the'. tieorle' of the" t?iate "without 1 - 1 distin'ctioii -o-f party. ' ' , " Uui how-was it to be accomplish ed. Interest had;a'ccumulated upoli our dond-during the. 'war,- and re mained unpaid. The-railroad com-panres--were utterly- unab?e to' prd- i . viae tbv tub liiibilihes. 1 iKi 'Matc itself was without revenues, ti'nd was again -ofrrpclled to resort to its cr6ib dt in tlw "money markets of the world. The good name of our State aided 'Hi this''ciriergency.:; The past dife interest "was' funded,' theiio'nor. faith ,:-rind credit ;of the State being solemnly jiledged for the "paynieut of principal and interest of ' new boiwls issued to rebuild oiir'roadi, and ilace them onc6 more in condi tion to aid in: building up' the great agficulturAlv commercial ancl indus trial interests of the country. ' The furiuing-and' neW; bonds isi sucd' under this pressing want - of the country swelled our bonded lia bility ;s -reported by t!ie coinptrollei or ' January 1st,- 1S71, inchidiog claims of -the' United States for roll- ',ing-stock, material, etc., purchased by the State lor the use of thelvlge field and Kentuckj Eailroad Company-, ami -the Memphis, Clarksville and Louisville Tfailroad Company, and all unpaid interest to that date. 337)04.007.90.- This suni also in cluded bonds endorsed by 'the State for "various railroad companies to lie amount o'f 82,172,000:" ' " '; -IVdueting 'li'oni tlie aggregate sum the' bonds' held bv the ''Cr.itel :S'trtte tlovel'nment" "lvfore tnention- S571'.045:45, ittfd bonds 'endorsed bv 'the "tate as before-mentioned, 2,172!t0f),'leaves the actual bonded debt-of the State at that datc. on ac count of bonds "issued to railroad tirhpnnitPj including interest; 835. 00152.45. " " -: ' ' '' -The funding act of' March. 7tji. 1S73. authorized the funding-!of all past due bonds arid coupons, and for j?egisti ir.g all bonds not then -due.; trnce the patl'-e-'of this' 'act, the debt'luls beeii largely reduced " by t!ie wdo of (hdinqn nt roads, under decrees- of th chancery court "'at '-Xashviiie-. ' . r -' -As' -the eouht now stands, Inclhd "i'ng interest to January 1st, '18S1, it ainounts t'o 8-0-o47,S.r)U. "; ' " ITntU ii t'o ; i1 p aval fvelj- recent pe- noa tiie jnor:vi ana legal- resnonsi-: biiity of' ' tho1 State for the payiaent of these, bonds, and the" Interest tlfereoii'. IjaS hot lx-6'n s'eripus.l y cjues-: troned." 'j h'ey we)-e 'Is'sued 111 piir sitaVub. oVthc phi in jM'pions of the law. '"'TJieT.'bore the ' . great seal of the State' o. f"Tenn'essee", and the sign her hoiiorcd' Governors, is political parties, vied manual t tier lue. various ppliti;al parties, vice i Ayith'eaefr other Fri fbrniulaUng '0 Irtive "and: emphatic declarations in favor of maintaining "the'fiuth and credit or thV 'State." ' Our public presses and .'other organs of , publjc opt nibn'in" ' Teh nes'seo gave expres sion to -the same"new-s."': Capitalists have " been . induced,' by our sacred pledges,' fo .pay" the bonds and by otsr". rep'catecl acknowledgement of their validity;1 tb'.hivost their nionev Ln them. AVe'are In full enjoyment of. the ; blessings' contemplated by 'flicir issuance. ' . . ' . "' '.' ' ,Tl)ey wpre once regarded a? the .best of securities; therefore " guards ians 'holding the fends 'belonging to their infant wards were' authorized to Invest'' the' samcdn these . .iecuri t ies. Many of tliein are to-day own ed by pur citizens, ' Until recently perlu :ips. ho:ii.Sult would nave been more 1 keenly "felt .byari ; intelligent 1 citizen of our State, proud ot .her 1 good name, than the insinuation of "a'nii'rpnG upon. 'he part of the pept plt TO repiidia'to her j nst obligat ioiis. A lthough -Hve have paid no ; interest upon bur .pubhC t!ebt; excepMipon.iv fcW'.'speci'ned bonds, 'for. a period of five years, T yct have confidence iii the .integrity of the masses of t lib people . of Tennessee! and their will. 1 bigness to bear all "iust buruep.s to . the extcntbf theirability." ' .' ThTs 'estimate "of the heroism and sense of justice of our - people,' is stron'dy : fortified by" the iact that their i-ep'res'e"Titativcs in the general assembly of 1S72:.., while' admitting ouriiiabibty' for: the .prompt ' lay.. mfent of the Interest past due,'' and jn-oviding ' -fbr thd funding 'it . into new Ijonds, made the .following str?)hg'declarati6n'' "'That the faithr honor,' and credit '. of the . State is hbreby1- 'j.ledgd ':. for. 'ttlie' ' prompt payment f. said "bohtbrat :in4turlty,' ahU for the 'providing a sinking.lund. for, ! that 'puriKDs'e,' and. -for ' " tlicr prbriipt'pnymc-At o'f Interest' 011 ald bond.j as-'wdl a.- the' interest-on -the. rogibtered- littnds heiinafler providt-il 1 fori coram eltcrnfjf with" the 'interest to fall duo on the- 1st : day-of --July 1874:" : .-- -.u 4; . ' NoSv-itmust be remembered, that V 4 nx ZlAV&ir&ny Tin; nude this Eotemu pledge, made Rtvifri nil i hf Ti-ioi; ii-Q nf lam tiv rftifc4Ji9 IeVTativ6 mifhority of the Stfiei 4rcrsV',yr d ue bonds and cou pons surrendered them and accept- the entire bonded debt of the State was placed ;upon J the'basiiv &f ' thia solemn dechiriition'of MblTC faith." b Jira,Iiec.Jt!dot.l,eTw-that. anv r".'f l'n. -' -. j- i 11 t i iuma mere can ue noweii .juuiujju . t ': . ' i !':i 1. 1 ' .-.i.. W 1 1 i..Y oeJa-stcHlinii-ad: legal Ahlfiailon of tlietate for the ulti- mate paymenWf tlrese bonds. j I recognize the fact that the . Ijurdeu of The', pa vment' of this debt is ah 'ri ebons' ' one : , that our 'peoiilo ..iaye si JU'labbririg under tho ijupoyei'ish- mcnt l)ronglit on thenby the , ..rav ages of .War; and tlQ.loss.o.fpi"opeiy incident1 thereto, 'and subseauent short crops'; tiiat'they .ar.e" still, euf fofing from the shrinkage .of values, accompanying '.' a returri to specie payments, and "am fully, persuaded that a compromise or settlement of bar indebtedness 'upon just and. lib e'ral'prHiciples Would prove advan tageous both to the State and to tho holders of her . bonds'. It. would re lieve" the "State by reducing the uggregate'of our liabilities,- thusj-o- 1'eving tile "people, of a portion bl the -burdens" Vesting' upbutbjem therereby luspn-ing' them with .re newed hope and energv. Jt :W.ould benctit tfie people by .removing. frofa our midst an 'agitation whjen, in its very ; "nature, is' demoralizing in. its influences and 'destructive to tlie in terests' of the country. It, would benefit' us "a'3 a' people .bv placing: us upon a basis of resto reel financial, integrity, and securing for us once more t!ie Confidence of the financial world. , Such "'an 'adjustment would benefit 'birr erct'itoi s by insuring .to tlcin tin; prorupl jiaynient of interest upon the securities held by then). It. would benefit thein .by causing the bonds ' held by them rapidly to lipp.l'cciate in "! value,' thus 'enabling 'them, 'should they desire 'to do so, to realise more tlutii on depreciated oonds. . ; . I am happy to know that, under, tho misfortunes surrounding us there lias been, and I believe there still is, a disposition upon' the part of some of the holders ot our bonds to' ap 'proach art adjustment of this matter, inn spirit, of liberality.. . I Relieve: that the best interest 'of our whole S'tate will be subserved by. its prompt and speedy adjustment. . The basis and details of any settle ment must be. left to your practical wisdom, " confiding ' iii which and your exalted sense, pf justice, I refer the -mater to yoli, feeling assured that in your deliberations and con clusions ' upon .thi grave subject, von' will rise above all consideration save those of just ice regard for the l.oi-r and a , sacred and best ' in- terests of t lie who country. 777; LEGIST. A TU-UE LAST WEEK. In the Senate, on. Tux'sday, the tbllav.-ing bills pulsed first, reading : By 'M.r. 3Iatthews, To regulate the sale -of intoxicating liquors in 'the S'tate j and to" prohibit such sale,, ex-' ceit.witli the. consent of; a majority ,oft ho .qualified voters of any village, town or city; By.: Mr.. Coleman,- io repeal sections of the code. imposing a tax.ii dealers m ho.rses,muics anu cattle. . In the 1 louse,- a deluge -of piHitjoji.s praying for the passage of a -.local., option.. Jh vrcre presented, ilr. -McAually introduced bills to change. the line . between Hawkins and Hamblen counties;, and to amend the .charter of the Bean's Stationiand Cumberland Cap turnpike compa ny, which passed first reading. A darge numWi'-of IIous bills passed their sectnid reading. -. In-the Senate, Wodnesdayr a bill to enlarge the -powers .of the Gav crnor..in.o1i'ering rewards for the ar rest of perpetrator .of- crime, passed ' first reading. In the House, a reso-j lucion that nu pef tlerue-nt wf the State debt shall bti made .without tlie aK p.roval of thepeople at the ballot box or thr.oi.gh an amendment :of the e)Usiitutio.n,-was laid on the. table by 4 , vote. of -12 to .21. Tho- day was devoted principally to the consider ation of Lille' on second reading. : A joiiit rc'sol;u-tio wat-i-adjptvid asking our .'jv'pi'cscutativcs in Coiigress .to use tUcu'iiillucnce to sccuro the pass-, age Of - the Beagan.Uill. or some! one of a -fsiuvilar -import, relative tothe veguhition -of railroad .monopolies. .: .Ji,. tli-Seuate, .Thursday, the-bill reducing the xove-of -county trustees in collecting the school fiinds, and the. bill regulating the practice in i,he supreme l-ourt in lion.jury cas es, passed third . reading. .-: In the oousider.ition of Ah)' Hpu3C resolu tion,' to acceept ' the invitation to parti oipa-to in the inaugural ecr emoniei. at AVashington, M.r.-Bag-lond ojiposwl the adoption of the re SQlttUbn and asked :. 'f Has it come to this, vthat this resolution is to go through this . Senate without being challenged?- Mr. Bagland .wished to know if anything of the kiiid had ever- occured before. : "Were they needed at Wash ington ? Were they to forsake their business to go gad "ding there to make a public exhibi tion of themselves ? Gov..Porter had said that if t hey went, and had free passes' over the Tennessee roads, these roadd would have to buy trans portation over other roads-to get them to Washington. AVero they to be freighted there at other poo pie's expense 2 They had business here, trusts to fill and duties to dis-i charge;'! But the resolution wai adopted, yeas .11, nays 8. In tho 1 1 House, a joint resolution was" adopt ed to adjourn. fi-om February 28 to Aiare-n '. I u: the Senate.-oii Friday, reso lution was adopted that the investi gation committee draw their labors U a eloso and report result. In -tho House, Senate bill providing for-the enumeration of qualified voters, was passed its third reading. '' John Taylor, a steamboat engi neer, committed a foul and brutal murder in. tho killing of Capt. John Wj Fletclicr, at Chattanooga on last Wednesday, - The .killing , was the result of a trivial dispute over' some work " done to machinery. Taylor liiado hia escape. Great indignation is .expressed tigainst the brutal raur-dei-ery nnd a- vewai-d of y.vx sub scribed. by- the-'citiiens, in addition to tho $ait to beoffered by tlte-Gor-ernnr, fer the arrest of Taylor j-who is a Boane icounty man and ' a dos peradoau'eharactor.: i-f ; miAILUOA'D 2IATTERS. t CO pi McGNWf tTfRVIlVED.- TUfi E1ST teSesseHroad ale to TXKTTCAKE TIF ITSELF THE AD VANCEMENT IN STOCKS NONE 'iz ors ."UhetUlEEU : uolrers " - HAVE SOLD - KNOXyiLLE , C 7' STILL IN ifllt CENTRE." ' ?: 0 Knoxville Tribune ystefda.y--vv called ou Col. G M. McGhe. Tiee President of the East KCt:iiteeeeJ-"j irgijria 4 Uixd . Ge-gia. liailroad, who has iust returned from Xew-Yorfe; an.d were informed tbat.t.be owners and managers of?the East Tenileessee Boad were In no way- connected with the' recent pvtr-- chase of the Atlantic, Massissippu and Ohio Kailroad ; that so far as he kne w, it was purchased by some of tie large, stockholder of the Shenandoah Yahey C-onitiany, and that he under stood that, Mr, JN ewcomb and other large stockholders 111 the Louisville and Xashville Company were 'in terested in the purchase. - lie did not liesitate to say that his Company, had exacted to-be the purchasers' of the Atlantic, Missis-, sippi & Ohio Boad, and that they felt some disappointment that others had paid more money than his party felt willingto'pay. - Aside from -temporary disappoint mentj he. had no regrets in regard to it, so far as the 'Bast. Tennessee or Memphis ' Charleston Boad was' concerned.; He appreciated -his stock in the East Tennessoe, Vir ginia & Georgia Bail road as highly a.s he had ever done. " :' . .Neither ..himself nor any of the large holders of stock have sold, or offered to aell ; but that, upon the : cont raiyT several of them had largely increased their holdings of stock recently. -. Upon being questioned as to the sudden advance in stock of the East Tennessee Boad which had recently occurred, Colonel McGhee said the advance: had not been so sudden, as it might have appeared to be; that the new stock had been selling in New -York at from 85e. to 93c. for .the last two weeks. ' : ' - ,- He seems perfin-tly satisfied with the position which the East Ten nessee 'Boad occupies, and is confi dent that his company will be am ply able to take care of itself, no matter .what may be the views en tertained by any of its connections. . The work upon the Knoxville k Ohio. Bailroad will not be in any way affected by recent events, as the ownership of an interest in the Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio would only make tho Louisville & Nash ville rpad more anxious for the Knoxville connection, mid the idea of their building ISO miles through t the : mountains to Bristol, is too preposterous to be entertained by any set of sensible men, when they get a much better connection for all points at Knoxville. Neither will the- connection with North Carolina be in any way affected by the events that have recently transpired, and be sees nothing in the situation to discourage the stockholders in the l.ust Tendessee, , Virginia &. Ceorgia Bailr.oad, the citizens of K 11.. . ville or of East Tennessee; ... Tho East, Tennessee 1 d with the southwest terminus at Jieridian, allied by self-interest, with the Mem phis and Charleston, is able to pro tect itself and the country through whioh it passes. ." Our esteemed, contemporary, the Mokkistown Gazette, has nothing to say against nepotism. Does our esteemed contemporary... believe that distinguished precedents always affords a pica of rightfully .done ; and doese he believe that our ideas p.f right and, wrong should bo cir cumscribed by the acts of 0. party to which, r-ve. belong ? Should a man be debarred the right of pitching a pebble at his own glass house by throwing a stone at his opponents'? Because Grant appointed the Grants la", offices- does not justify the dis tribution of the fruits' of a Republican victory , to .the Hawkins family, solely on the ground that the Governor-elect happened to be able to do so.ItogcrsciUe Spectator.- ' Our , esteemed .contemporary is justly severe ;. but it dodges the real qiieipiion',-v. hieh is, Docs it look fair and,, consistent -.to denounce Grant and Hawkins for doing what is prac tised in . its own household? 4W11 endure the nepotism before we'll have a family fuss, but we dare say our respected contemporary has tho nerve to do more. "We shall see. The National Association of Vet erans --of the Mexican War as sembled at Lous,villo, Ky , Tuesday of last -week, . Gen. Tom Taylor called the meeting to order. Gen. W. L. Jacksob delivered the wel come address, which was responded to by Gen. J. W. Denver. About two hundred veterans were present. The officers elected for the ensuing year arc : President James W. Den ver, of Washington, D. C; First Vice President M. D. Manson, of Indianapolis,- Iml.;- First Secre tary Alex. M. Kennedy, lockbox 37, " Washington, D: C. ; residence 012, II. street, Northwest ; Treasur er S. V. Niles, Washington, IX C. Marshal E. II. Biles, Philadelhia, Pa; Second Vice Presidents were elected from each State and Territory.- The next meeting will bo held, in Cincinnati, Sept., 14, 1881. A banquet in the afternoon, termi-" nated the proceedings, .- . On the 4th of March", when every thing is about ready for ' the - grand ceremony at Washington, Gen. Gar field will-anxiously inquire of the chief marshal : 'Is the Tennessee Legislature hej-e?' . 'It is. General, with a quorum in both Houses,' he will reply. 'Then let the inaugura tion go on,' the. wearied statesman will say, as he wipes the great beads of anxious perspiration from his. re laxed brow. Mejnphis Ledger. . An Avalanche correspondent at Hale's Pointj ; 'Lauderdale county, Tenn., writes of a curious double elopement that created considerable excitement in that' rural region". On the 7th inst. 31r. Mosc : King ran away vitlr Miss Sa'rah' Townshend, his wife's sister, On the next day Mr.- Win. Bateman deserted his own wtfie and fled'with' the wife of King, the' first elopist. Both' couples are supposed to' have gone- tlown the river in flats, or "family boats," as the correspondent puts it. -"-. f NEWS Of T21K . WEEK. ' l"i Gen. Garfield haWn niece who is Sftuying medicine in Boston. ' VictoHugb etaE4- Ineiwigh-i' tietu year on Saturday 19th. Mrs.- Manning, sister of the.late Thos. Carlj le, is a resident of Can ada, v..- -r;: ' ' .-' .' . ; A letter written by" the Count de Chambord has. just been sold in Paris for nearly $200. . .1 Mr. John G. Whittier is to b inr', vited to prepare an ode for the Yorktown celebration. . The manufactures' at Pitsburgh have. advanced the :price of nails to $:3iJ0. "The" rate was '82.85.' " ' ; W. II. Vanderbilt has given an other 8100,000 to the VandeTbilt University at Nashville, Tenn. A bill to prohibit the teaching of foreign languages in the public schools'is under consideration in the Missouri Legislature. The Chinese course at Harvard College is said to have cost -f 4,0(12.15 last year. Tho fees received amount-4 ed to $40. Mrs. Comestock telegraphs from Kansas that the colored refugees there are freezing and starving, and asks for aid. Congressman Chittenden, of Brooklyn, has telegraphed 5,000 for the Washington statue in Wall street, The defalcation of Major W. T. Hart, of Pulaski county, Va., now aggregates $44,000, with assets es timated at $20,000. It is said the new purchasers of the Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad have determined to changa its name to the Norfolk and Wes tern Bailroad. Ex-Governor Seymour is slowly recovering from his recent illness, and is staying with his sister, Mrs. Boscoe.Conkling, Utica. . The Baroness Burdett-Coutts and her husband are coming to this country for a bridal tour about tho 1st of May. Geh. Hancock will be at the in augural ceremonies in the Senate, and at the reception at the Museum building, in the evening, but will not enter the procession. The Knoxville Dispatch reports an expected visit from some "iron men" from the north, at an early day, for the pnrpose of prospecting, with a view of starting iron works. VAGARIES OF A SCRIBE. To the Editor of ths Moiriati.wn Gazette : What sweets" we cull from the flowers of literature ! What pollen of instruction we carry home, upon the legs of thought and reflection, to the hive of mind ! Here is a drop of honey dew : " The merry gingle of the sleigh bells, tho sparkle of the crystal snow in the lambent light of the moon, and the confiding creature, who nestles closo beside him, beneath the buffalo robes, ten derly clasping his left hand in hers, while his right holds the reins, con stitutes the winter night's poem that is floating through the daring lov er's spul, and leaves him iu doubt whether, to let go long enough to get his handkerchief or draw his coat sleeve across his nose." I heard the r.ippHr.g brooklet sing Amoi-g the poplar trees; 1 heard the willows whispering Unto the evening hreezc;" A&ain I lacked on the old, old place; Aiiaia I saw my darling's face; Again we waadered by the stream It was a dream ! Again I looked un the ld,okl place; Again I saw my darling's face 1 Jt was a dream J Again we wandered by the stream It was a dream, it was a dream! I saw the wandering streamlet 11"Y Down to the cold, gray sea; . I saw the betiding willow bow In welcome over me, Agin I listened to hreezo aad. bird; Again my darling's vaic-? I heard; We kissed beneath the moon's soft beam It was a dram ! Again I listened to bret-za and bird; Again my darling's voice I heard It was a dream We kissed beneath the moon's soft beam ; It was a dream, it was a dream ! Take a sheet of writing paper; cover one side with niucillage; then catch a fly; turn tho fly over on his back; stick the back of the fly on the paper; thencaUdi another fly and dp likewise. Put the flies close to gether, heads all one Avay. Keep on doing this till you get the sheet full; then turn he sheet over, and you will swear that paper is alive - it will run all over the room I When you tire of this sport, turn the paper over and admire the movement of the flies legs ! It will be a perfect fac-simile of grass swayed by a zephyr ! It used to obviate the cX penso of taking chijdren to tho country, to see the real article. Hap- py children ! happy flies ! " I love to gaze upon a Traverse Jury 1 The universal verdict of the bar is that " they are an unusually intelligent body of men !" Here is a case in point I should like to sub mit to a Traverse Jury. It is one of a boy hitting a man on the nose with a frozen cat : 1st Witness. " I am the mother of the boy charged with hittin' the man on tbe nose with a frozen cat, an' I say he didn't do it. The ar rest, sir, is owin'. to difficulties be tween us concernin' of the coal trade, he havin'.a store next to mine in the same buildin' an' business,". 2d Witness. - "I am the wife' of the man who charges the boy with hittin' 'im on the nose with a frozen cat, and whose mother states it was owin' to difficulties in tho coal trade, which I am prepared to say is false I as to him, though jt may be true aa ; to the boy, which I eay, intendin' to mean that the mother ol the boy who hit me husband on tho nose with a frozen cat, ih sayin' it was because of difficulties in the coal trade, and thendenyin' that the boy ever hit me husband on the noso with a, frozen cat, when she knows that my husband was bitten on the nose by.'her boy with a frozen cat, is guilty of makin' a statement con cernin'. of the boy an' the cat an' the coal trade that, to say tho least, sir, might be considered perjury." Eric-a-Beac. """ ' ' t Local Abies and Other New. ' "Above the Clouds' tO-ttJ Farmers in this county were busy last-week putting in their oats. ; The President has prohibited the sale of Intoxicating liquor at military posts and stations. A man by the name of Loving died suddenly last week in the vicin ity of Mulberry Grove, Hawkins county, we are informed. For the first time in the history of Fayette county, says the Somerville Reporter, colored men are serving on juries. Atlanta, Chattanooga and Indian apolis were constituted ports of en try in bills passed by the lower house of Congress. The Masonic dinner at Blount ville, Tenn., on the 22d was a grand affair and enjoyed by many persons besides members of the fraternity. They aro talking of a cotton fac tory in Knoxville. There has been, occasionally, talk of a woolen mill here, but so far it is only talk, we are sorry to eay. An alarm of fire about 8 o'clock last Wednesday night created quite a sensation throughout the town. It was caused by the burning out of a chimney at the Cain House. B. B. McKennie, the founder of the Nashville Whig, forty years ago, and a pioneer newspaper publisher j of Nashville, died near that city last Thursday at the age of 77. Street bills are out for the third entertainment at the court house to night (Tuesdaj-) by the Morristown Dramatic Club. The drama to be presented is entitled "Above the Clouds" and is represented as a first-rate play. If the beauties of our delicious climate were only generally known thousands of people would be flock ing to East Tennessee from all parts of the country. The weather which we are enjoying at present is sim ply too awfully delightful for any thing. A colored woman was before May or Gregg last week for assaulting and whipping another female of the dusky tribe, and was mulcted $10.75 which amount will go a good ways toward liming up and putting the town in a sanitary condition this summer. A curious and highly reprehen sible custom is said to obtain in Cincinnati. The Commercial of that city says it is now allowable for young men in that citj to introduce themselves to girls found in public places, and to attend upon them for the evening. An unprecedented hegira of emi grants from Cocke and Jefferson counties took place Tuesday of last week. Upwards of one hundred persona took the western bound train that night, from our depot, for the West, principally for Missouri and Texas. On Tuesday night of last week an outhouse on the premises of Bichard Smith, near Springfield, was discovered on lire. The fire called tho entire family to the place, during which time burglars entered the residence and purloined a bureau drawer containing SI, 000. Intelligent and well informed farmers of this vicinity tell us that the wheat crop prospect around them is the poorest that has been presented at this season for 3ears. About tho usual acreage was put in, but tho heavy freezes and sudden thaws of the winter have greatly damaged tho crop. -' v r We have information that during the last week Capt. J. C. Hodges, of our town, has effected sales of no less than ten separate tracts of land, ranging from if) to GO acres each at prices ranging from ?3 to SS per acre, and that he has also a number of other tracts under contract. This looks like the beginning of a boom in real estate in little Hamblen. We have received the first num ber of a new Bepublican paper just started at Grconeville, by John B. Self, called the Grecneville Herald. It is a neatly printed little sheet, vivacious and fresh in its tone, and looks healthy enough to grow in size. . By the way, Joe Bean was recently inquiring of us, for a friend, if we knew of an opening anywhere for a new paper. We had forgotten Grecneville. Greeneville is always open. Sho has much of Knoxville's " long felt want," we infer. A circular letter from Mr, James Browne, publisher of the Daily Herald, Nashville, notifies us that ho commenced the publications of the decisions of the Supremo Court of Tennessee on the 23d instant, and will publish at least one column daily, whiuli in the course of twelve months will embrace fullv two-third of all the decisions rendered by tho Court. In addition to this new and valuable feature, the Jlerald is fair ly abreast of the times in the publi cation of the latest news, home and foreign, and the most instructive and interesting literary matter. Terms of the Daily Herald S7 50 a year; six months, 3 75, invariably in ad vance. Three hundred and sixty shares, of $100 each, of tho stock held by Jefferson county in the East Tennes see, Virginia and Georgia railroad, were sold at auction in Knoxville, on Tuesday of last week, and purchas ed by a New York agont at SI S3, tllft Ilio-hO-.t fioriirAa wni-ln&A In fho lat0 demand for stock. Tho boom proved a rich bonanza for tbe good people of Jefferson, and now they aro troubled as to what to do with their wealth. The Watch man and Reporter says that tho coun ty, after paying all her indebtedness, will have a, surplus fund of over 810,000 from the effects of this sale of S3G,000 railroad 6tock, and advo cates tho investment of the over plus in the construction of a railroad from Mossy Creek to Dandridge. It estimates that $100,000 would build and. equip such a road, and that S50,000 could be raisod by pri vate gubycriptionr The first month of spring comes in like a Hon. See Clerk and Ma.tcr Grove's ad vertisement of valuable lands to be sold in Grainger county, April 11. The town of Madisonville, county seat of Monroe county, Tenn., with a population of 300, has eleven lawyers. To-day is Shrove Tuesday the beginning of Lent, the advent of Mardi Gras festivities, ' the opening of Spring, and last but not leaf t tho time to pay up your newspaper subscription. The Jonesboro Journal estimates the loss to Washington county, in 'selling her railroad stock to B. J. Sanford, last fall, for a fraction over 75 cents on the dollar, and not hold ing it till tho present inflation came, at $50,500. Our contemporary in dicates an insatiabU greed for gain. It is not wise to indulge in such fiol ish speculations overimaginary foss es. Washington county diil the best she could at the time, and better than many of her poorer neighl-ors -who dealt in the same kind of stock. Intimation of regrets over matters of this sort only do good so far as theygotoshow that, with such, mind and money are now and forever one and inseparable. Capt. Taylor, a conductor on the Memphis and Charleston railroad, on going to the rear of his train a few nights since, alter leaving Shcll mound, found two tramps stealing a ride. lie ordered them in the car. and on their refusal started to pull the bell-cord, when a pistol fired and the men jumped from tho train running 25 miles an hour. The next morning a man was found on the track with a bullet hole through bis head, and died soon after. The two tramps were with hirn, and were arrested, but escaped. The third tramp is supposed to havo re ceived the bullet fired at the con ductor. We regret to record the death, at his residence in Pulaski, Tenn., on last Wednesday night, of John Bateman Smith, one of the editors ot the rulaski ( ittzen, alicr a very brief illness. He was a shrewd wit and a genial humorist, but there was no malice in his satiro and no want of charity in his humor. Ho wield ed a ready and facile pen, from whoso point flowed gracefully wit, sentiment and fancy. His uniform amiability endeared him to a pro fessional brotherhood which he hon ored and adorned ami made him steadfast friends wherever his lot was cast. At his funeral, business houses wero closed, the court ad journed and a large concourse of people testified their appreciation and grief. We take back everything we may havo written or mentally conjectur ed to the prejudice of that now im portant factor in national legislation, the new Virginia Senator. Harp er's Weekly, lor February 12, amng other portraits of recently elected U. S. Senators, gives one of Senator Mahone. " Boats, by George !" we exclaimed as tho page opened bef re us. It is a splendid counterfeit of tho facial expression and appearance of our good friend and able associ ate of the Hawkins county Depart ment ; and the little Senator way be proud of it, for Boats has honesty, manliness, fidelity and a big brain. We can't see how his "double" in physical appearance can materially differ from him mentally and mor ally. That's why our confidence is strengthened in the jKilitical integri ty of Billy Mahone. PERSON A L. Mrs. (ieo. Livingston is improv ing from a late attac k of illness. Judge Bose and Jits. C. J lodges, Esq., left Sunday for Tazewell. Messrs. McLin and Bichmond, of Bose Hill, Va., visited us Saturday. Mayor A. 11. Gregg has been confined to his rxm from indis position for the past few davs. Maj. T. C. Cain loft on an extend ed trip through the South last Wed nesday. George Allen, known as George Bewlev, a noted colored citizen of this town, died Sunday night of fe ver. Attorney General A. S. Tato ha been in our town for several davn. The critical condition of his brother, Hon. L. O. late, prevented Ins at tendance this week at tho Tazewell Circuit Court. We are glad to chronicle the con valescence of our young friend, S. W. Shields: Esq. Ho had a narrow escape from death, and owes his life largely to the attentive nursing and skill of his physicians. Gen. John Portrum has returned from a Waltonian visit to tho pert h holes of Hawkins county. He Ray the "red-eye" season was in its prime at the Big Spring, and ho had both fine sport and great success. Our fellow-townsman, Mr. Jo. C. Mayes, has gone temjxirarily to loy al old Blount, where he will intro duce himself to the good people in an entirely new role. Jo. is a good specimen sprout, ami ought to do well in tho nursery business. Hon. E. O. Tate is seriously ill at his residence in this town from an internal inflammation of the ear. Ho has the unremitting attention of the best medical skill, but his condi tion Monday evening was reported very precarious. Our friend, B. M. Johnson, of Thorn Hill, has accepted a josition iu a Chattanooga house and leftj-es terday for that place. Ho is a man we can unhesitatingly commend for his business qualities and personal integrity. We regret to lose him. .We wcro glad to meet on the street one day last week our clever and enterprising young friend. Mr. Henry W. Shields. Ho is thoSmth ern salesman and representative of Dan'l F. Beatty, the widely known and extensive manufacturer of the popular Beatty pianos and organs, ofNowJcrsy. He informed us he was meeting with very flattering success in introducing and estab lishing a trado in this section for these splendid instruments. Mr. Beatty has evinced wisdom in so curing the services of Mr. S. He is an active, energetic, popular young man, eminently adapted to tho busi ness ho is now. engaged in, and is thVrighi naaa ia tha rjht pluco. One of Knoxville' Voting Ladles Cured of Hiornft. K-txruLE, Ti.tx., Feb. M. For mnr yrtu I 1 tvn fc?e n u.7erlr with Ozoi5A, an .nnslTf di?iA irj the nc(e. lUring in thai titn tried irmt mny Temrlir, and rrrw or all the time, and in tala coMitlo I plaerd cn)rlf under tl.a liaatmcat of Dr. Jone. and kre brra tpdlly ln rroin eter lrc-, and aaw in a uantli 1 Crd I am t-nlirHr curtd I arn unrftr a tkfcutaDd rblif iticaa Dr. Janr . I-unt NriiacnutR. Dr. Jonna ha titrated Ida at the Haiti IIouic, KuoitilU, uDillili first of jVpiil. Jonesl-oro Journal ; Tho Baptist and M. E. Church of JonedHro are both pastorleas It is expected that trains will run from Johnw-n' City to the mouth of Buffalo trrik by the 15th of March It is stated by thone who assume to know that the Embrccvillo Iron property will have an early hale to Northern tap- italista Arrangements have been made to operate the Telford factory on a much larger m ale than hereto fore. 77 A' REUOIOVS VliESS. Hohtuti Methodist': If the hon orable legislature of Ter.neme should sco lit in its wisdom or folly to force colored student iut the Tennessee University, it would be a God-send for Emory und Henry ntid the Vanderbilt. Th whites would leave the Knoxville school m rats a sinking ship ; an. 1 our denomina tional schools would prosper by tho dispersion. Nashville Chritt.in Advotte: A little touch of mutual interest toakrt all sorts of peopU think an. 1 vol alike. The Yankee shoemaker and the Irish hod-carrier in California both say the Chinaman must pi. Abstract theories melt away in tl.o presence of money-fat ts. In the pending conflict between the liquor-trHtr.e and svicirty, nmo Christian- will have to determine between illegitimate individual in terest on the one side and tho pres ervation of public morals on th other. Let no man hesitate. There is this -iiiol!u'.iun for s.mi Methodists: if they cannot go t 'the spring races,"-tho "agricultural fairs" will be coming on nth-r awhile. Then they inn see plenty of horse-racing and Letting under a milder name. J o n esl r ' 7 V ih 1 " : ngine, 'Watauga" No. n.ii" ae. i a lix ars bein: The new 1, with five r run as far as Ifow man's on nr. itow gn !-". the Johnson City 'Have you been on a 1 ust lately !" said the shoulder-brace to tho c-r-set. How Wiitf-lic tire 7I-t!e It wi'.lbu pi rrnt ! any ii. t vi ill rxamine h S0i.1t) Got.n WaTerf, tljvt axi'Io from t tie ri-c-Ar)' thick far rnjravinj; and .' UhiP, a Ut sr; r tiou fif the (irfclwns m-tt !.t, it n-'s rl only to MiftVn and hold the rngrvw-d portion in plitee, and ''pplf th tv-rfs-s.'try solidity and strength. The surplus Kld is Hctnlly needh-ss far CTtt. ITT stid leattv ar roneraed- Is JAH. i;)VS' PATENT GOLD WATUI Ci SES, this WASttt ef prsci'Jiit tns'al is nveirome, an I the Mil soLIDITT ami stHENfiTii praduft-d si from ose third t une-hnlf at tbe us1 ratt tf toli4 r.fes This prnreaa is of ths tal i n pli; nature, a follow : a plate f nit In rompoMtivn metal, rtpri i!iy aJap'-d to t he pur-tost , Inn tw.j pUtet of a.'i.iy uom unlderi-d one sn raHi id. Ttia three are then psrd Urtwc-eo pa'i.'.r.J hti-el roller, and the rt-xuH Is a iri ef lu nvy plated otn position, frerawalcb the chm-h, hacks, center, turU, etc , ate cut ami Kiapcd ty uiUtile dirt and formers. Th cold in lhe rttn it tfiiftlcU-iitly thick to admit of ail kii J ot chaMi'i;, er.raiii ant) enamt linjj: the cnR rayed facet liae teen rarrlivl until sum priledly smooth J ttins and iio wiilioul reniwtintc n 7 It in the vuly ( 'uw twi U teU.h t A I'lxle of Siul Giil auil v-irrntrd by tti tul rrr iftcn'e. K.r !e t y all JrUrt Ak lor li!u'.rated Catalogue, and tee i f arrant. fr2J.bl-ly 1IAKKET It K I'D KTS. Mo.-Hstown Iroluc Market wholesale raters. 51 o 11 Hi mown, Feb. 33, IfJl. WHEAT CO UN VU'I CO 4: t 85 2 ?5,J tJ O -' O 2 4 5 -4 vn :-J Vi ki 15 12 (J, K'i ', 2 t C3 .n l ( y A. FLOUU MEAL APPLES PEACHES.... FEATJIEIW... HUTTEK ECtOS II EES WAX FLAXSEEO LAKl) TALLOW BACON Atlanta Market. COHRKCIKD WMILT Ul If. 1. CO I CO. WnOLKSALH rOlJL'C AMCoM. MISSION MKIM Wa;iTS. Atlanta, Oa., KtW. 22 Corn Whlta abrUaJ y-llaw Whaat lalt " red Oat f lour f anry rttra faint.!; .ru.ljr Mfl laxn S'mu'.Jar llama s.u- ! CUjr W hit Ueae bits .... -JinM.: . Tchacco -oriJ Hay- I'rrMnl Pjulli-y t.!.-kn , lurkrj . . Lard tobbl " -aetai llntter rtioi.-a Cotufuott Ef- Outnna arrl t'tah Foll" F'l barrat Faathara Xv Ar-plea lf.sl. It t 78 Min I i. t x , l 4i a s S-l s : l kt a 1i tk T . K. is . l j 1 1-1 i : . Si a 1 , i -v t" iji 13 a It a I - Jfj 1. it tt 13v st " 4 a. ii i 5 IA..J tt a S I aval rt Knoxville Market. COBKECTKI) T SMITH BO 71 PCK A JST, DKALKIIS l.f OKKfKAL rKOtflR. Ksoxvillk, Tksh., l"b 13. 1?. aron Sldra . MUunlJort " lUiaa IarJ Nw ... t beat !, cbulca (ItU-Nf. a tm la (st I w ta I s S vl v4 W 4 JHJxl J W , ! tt :ii4i 14 . . ... J s a 1 4 S S tt wt t-t n H ... l-lt SI St it aa t tt 14 U IliS i ti 4 ...... 14 ) 14 4 a Us v. s .4 it M 1 4 t .. 4 S t a S ...... "tie- Cra hkad H. t"lur 1-ot.t.M-a Oulua Itnana Al ll-a ri-!.l . 1k Lm iJrieJ, V " " W a ...... . Itla-kberrtM LnMt aatbara iritn. Raa .'.. .'.'.".".'.'.'.'..'.'.".".". . Itaatl Oluavoa HDca llt Yellow Haul Muk Ei-t Mj ';- Irj ll.-l i TalUiw , . . rut H.-d Woil-WwM " lnwMba4 I.ty Sill lr ot.t ri f and Brt , D-ittT Choli-a " Ctn mm . . , Fmr Itona tr tt I Ul kana TnrT . . ...... ClWrtUBtS ft ti1t.,t.