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NASHY ILLE UNION AND AMERICAN.
ESTABLISHED JLsk. - -: . .NASHYLE, TENN., FRIDAY, SEPTEJER 23, 187CL tfEW SERIES, NO. 645.
Movements of General Granf
TVasliburiie and the Republic
Akerman Going to Resign
The Coming Georgia Election
Steamer Sank near Memphis
A Sew S7,000 OIHce Opposition to
Admiral Rawan-Tbo English
mission Acltcrmau About to Ke-
"WAsraxoTOX, Sept. 22. Now that it is
definitely known that Bepntor. "Williams
will not return to the Senate, it is said the
President will tender him the position of
Solicitor General of the United States.
This office, with a solar' of $7,000 a
year, was created during the last session
of Congress, but has never been filled.
A. very formidable effort is being made
to have the President revoke the appoint
ment of Vice Admiral Rowan. Numer
ous charges have been made against him,
which Und to show that his promotion
was cot within the spirit of the law. If
the President fails to recognize the
charge they will be made to the Sena'.e
with a view to Rowan's rejection."
A le'ttr was received here to-day from
Judge Orth faying that there is no truth
in the report that he has been tendered
the English Mission.
Report comes from Georgia that Attor
ney General Ackerman is in very poor
health and is thinking seriously of resign
ing his position.
The work of the Freedmen's Bureau in
the South has been closed, excepting such
portions of the educational interests as
are dependent upon and supported by the
Educational Association. All agents and
aids of bureau have been discharged ex
cepting these whose duties relate to the
payment of bounties.
AVniliburnc's Greeting- to the New
The following note, addressed by Min
ister Washburae to the Frenca Minister
of Foreign Affairs for the Republic, has
been received by the State Department :
Sin I have received the communica
tion -which you did me the honor of ad
dressing tome on the 5th insr., in which
you inform me that in virtue of a resolu
tion adopted by the members of the Com
mittee of the National Defensr, the De
partment of Foreign Affairs has been con
rid; d to you. In return, I take great
pleasure in announcing to you that I have
received a telegram from my Government
by which I am given the mission of re
cognizing the Government for National
Deftnse as the Government of France. I
am, then fore, ready to communicate with
this Govi rnment, and to treat with it on
all matttrs growing out of my position
In making this communication to your
Exctllnncy I beg that both yourself and
each member of the government will
accept the congratulation both of the
American people and of the United States
governmtct. Tbey have learned with
plraure of the proclaiming of this repub
lic, which has been established in Paris
without the shedding of a drop of blood,
and they are united, both at heart and in
their sympathy with this great gov
ernment, wnich they hope and be
lieve to be pregnant with glorious re
sults for the French na'ion and for hu
manity. The people of the United States,
who have enjoyed for nearly a century
the innumerable blessings of a republican
form of government, have the deepest in
terest in the efforts of the French nation,
to which they are bound by the ties of
traditional friendship, and which seeks to
establish institutions by which the ina
lienable right of living and working for
the welfare of all shall be secured both
for the present generation and for poster
ity. Finally, I will say to your Excellency
that I congratulate myself on having to
dial with one so distinguished as youiself,
and whose elevated character and devo
tednets to the cause of humanity and of
free institutions are so well appreciated in
my own country. Wasiidurne.
Receipts of customs last week $4,501,
831. "The National Hob" Leaven Ills
The President leaves Long Branch
Tuesday next, for Cambridge, Mas,
n-iinrr. h will nlnrft liia son at school, and
visit Concord, N. II., where Miss Nellie
attends school Thence he will return to
Long Branch, and Friday evening start on
his return here.
The KuUlciU Style of Reduction.
Hon. S. T. Randall, Chairman of the
National Democratic Congressional Com
mituc having called on Hon. James
Brooks, as a member ot the Ways and
Means Committee, to reply to the circular
on the reduction of taxes issued by Hpn.
Henry Wilson, as Chairman of the Re
publican Congressional Committee, be has
published that the reply of Mr. Brooks
states that the reduction is not as much
by 30,000,000 or 40, 000, 000 as the Demo
crats would bavo made if in power; that
what reduction has been made in the tariff
ha. been in the interest of capital, rather
than of labor, and tbat the Senator from
Massachusetts may be content with it,
while the "West and South cannot be, as
the reductions have all been msde in the
interest of capital. These allegations are
fortified by statistical tables.
Mr. "Wilson will doubtless reply.
The rcsnlutions of Boards of Trades
from different cities in approval of the
undertaking of meteorological observa
tions and reports for the benefit of om
mtrce established by a recent act of Con
gress continue to be received at the War
Uncle sm Appeals from a State
The District Attorney of Philadelphia
has been instructed fnm the Treasury
Department to appeal all cases involved in
the recent decision of Judge Strong, to
the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Population of the Capital.
The population of this city 109,338, of
the total District Columbia 131,889. The
increase since lbGO is 79 per cent
The Radical Platform.
Richmond, Sept. 22. In the Republi
can State Convention resolutions were
adopted affirming that Congress and Presi
dent Grant have redeemed their promises
to the people, as the reduction of the
public debt and the general prosperity of
the country how ; that no true Republi
cans of Virginia have affiliated with
Democrats, and that there can be only
two parties Democrat and Republican
in the Stati-; expressing sympathy for
people abroad stiuguling for liberty;
asking Congress to give effect to the
homestead exemption clause of the Vir
ginii constitution by amending the bank
ruptcy law ; and, finally, asking Congress
to pay loyal Southerners for property
taken during the war and for services
rendered prior to the war. A plan for
the Congressional campaign wasjadoptcd.
A Steamer MiorkccI.
Memphis, Sept. 21. The stc&nvr Edin
l.Urc from Cincinnati for New Orleans,
btruric a snag at" Island No. 40 last nigh',
and sunk in nine feet of water. The
Belle St. Louis took off her passengers
and live slock and brought them here.
Her superintendent came down und se
cured the wrecker Eckel to raise her,
which he thinks can be easily done.
The Farraffot Obsequles-AW lor the
Victims of the War-Kondj- inva
sion of NewarK-Tho French Vol.
New Tobk, Sept. 22. The'Bpeclal
Joint Committee of the Common Council
have nearly completed the arrangement
for the Farrarrnt obsequies. "When the
nnerrier containing the body shall
reach the harbor a salute will be fired
from the forts and on shore; a civic salute
of 100 guns will also be fired. A pro
cession will then escort the remains tp
Woodlawn Cemetery. v
A a meeting of the American Associa
tion for the relief -of '.misery on the battle
field, held yesterday, Dr. Elisha Harris'
estimated the killed and wounded in the
European war, up to Sept. 1, at
180,000. It was decided to make an ap
peal to the American people in behalf, of
the wounded. It was 6tated that the So
cieties de Secours Jri Europe, had already
raised on Aug. 1, 2,128,734 francs.
Yesterday forty men from Dry Dock,
calling themselves Atlantic Juniors, visit
ed Bride's hotel, East Newark, on a tar
get excursion. They were accompanied
by nearly one hundred of the most dis
reputable characters, ,male, and female.
There .were frorn twenty to thirty girls
between the ages'i'f thirteen" antTfevea
teen years, the majority of whom were
inebriated. The entire paity became
riotous, took pos&cjsioa of the hotel, and
finally commenced fighting among them
selves. The watchmen and several deputy
sheriffs of the county endeavored to pre
serve peace. Finally a company of the
28th regiment was .ordered out, and sur
rounded the rc wdies with fixed bayonets,
and marched them to the town limits.
Developments in the case of the deten
tion of the one hundred and twenty pas
sengers who were to have sailed on the
steamer Lafayette for France onTuesday;
present a very singular state of affairs.
The French residents of New York are
highly indignant at the act of the gov
ernment officers. Passengers who were
taken from the steamer were discharged
on the dock without examination, and
their baggage was carried off on the La
fayette. They are said to be without
means, and free passes have been offered
them for the next steamer, which will
not leave, however, until October. Yes
terday, M. Condert, Attorney for the
French CohsuI, called on Commissioner
Betts, Marshal Sharpe, and the District
Attorney, but all of them refused to take
any action in the matter, and so the case
Requiem mass f or fiottsclialk.
The remains of the late L. M. Gott
schalk, who died in South America, ar
aived in this city yesterday. It is the in
tention of bis friends and the musical
artletf of the city to have a grand re
quiem mass performed over the body at
St. Stephen's Church n;xt week.
Wo&uburne Abandons His German
The Evening Pot states that Secre
tary Fish has instructed Minister "Wash
burne, at Paris, that he can do nothing
whatever in the name of this government
to relieve the suffering of German reai
denta expelled from Paris. Great disap
pointment prevails in official circles at
Birlin in consequence of this decision of
the American Government.
The Farragut obsequies will bo held
Oct. 1. Gen Alex. S. Webb has been
nvited to act as Chief Marshal.
The Fall Election The Lnir under
which it will be Held.
Atlanta, Sept. 22. The bill Which
has passed for an election in Georgia was
drawn with the help of Attorney-General
Akerman. The officers to be chosen are :
The members to serve during the unex
pired term of the 41st Congress, and the
members of the 42d Congress; the Sena
tors in the State Senate ; the members of
the House of Representatives of the
General Assembly; county sheriffs, clerk
ot the Superior Court, tax collectors, tax
receivers, county treasurers, coroners and
county surveyors. The Governor ap
points five persons in each precinct to
conduct the election. The following form
is prescribed for these managers to indi
cate The classes who are to be allowed to
I do swear that I will faithfully, fully
and impartially hold the present election.
I will prevent no person from voting who
is of apparent age, a resident of the
county, and who has not previously voted
at this election. I will not open any
closed ticket until the polls have been
closed, nor will I diYuhje for whom any
person has voted, unless called upon to
do so by a legal tribunal. I will permit
no one to challenge, delay or hinder any
voter from the free and speedy casting of
Serious Accident at Augusta.
Augusta, Ga., Sept 22. A serious
accident occurred this r. m. at the Fair
Grounds of the State Agricultural Society.
A portion of the spectators, seats gave
way, precipitating five or six hundred
persons to the ground. Several were
slightly injured, and three or four had
arms broken and received other serious
Nine deaths from yellow fever in New
Smiler Colfax is speechifying in the
rural districts of Ohio. He will have to
make another "final farewell" to politics.
A Pittsburghcr who knocked down a
paymaster Wednesday and robbed him of
$11,000, was yesterday sent to the peni
tentiary for six years. Swift justice.
Thectnsusof Illinois has been com
pleted, and the population is 2,567,532,
In 1860 tho population was 1,711,954,
showing a gain of 855,078, or fifty
At Omaha the cqumoxial storm com
menced Wednesday evening and contin
ued throughout the night, flooding many
store rooms, basements and cellars
throughout the city. The business por
tion was seriously damaged by water and
Weather Bulletin Sept. 22.
fur th Western Union Line.
Ther. Wind. Weithei.
Nashville 74 E Cloudy.
St. Louis 70 S
Little Rock 71
New Orleans 70
Plaister Cove 65
New York 61
Key West 86
OiroT-arvnrt. - .76
Note The reports as presented are
made at the t everal points indicated at
, 8 o'clock a. tc, each day.
JJijussians Approach Nantes
Tours and Blow Threatened
Lyons to beTemporaryCapItal
The Sicgcjofcf dul'Abantaed
Strasbourg Reported Taken
AjEevoIt in French Algeria
Tiic Governments of Paris
Favre's Mission Unpromising
Prussia willGive no Armistice
Nap. May Issue a Manifesto
Prus-.fan Defeats Obscurely-BcporU
cd Progress of Peace Negotiations.
LoxDojr, Sept. 22. King William re
ports to Queen Augusta that tho invest
ment of Paris is now complete. The
French advance on the north side of
Paris had been repulsed with a loss of
seven guns and 2,500 prisoners.
Prussian defeats are obscurely reported
as having occurred at Athes and Mous.
The Private Secretary of Etiennc Arogo,
Mayor of Paris,has been arrested as a Prus
sian spy. The Standard says negotiations
at Mcaux arc proceeding hopefully. The
general principles are already arranged by
Bismarck and Favre, and details are
now under discussion. Another journal
reports that thus far the pnly question
which has been discussed is, who can rat
ify on the French side.
The Anglo-American ambulance corps
is of incalculable service at the seat of
Communication -with Paris Open
London, Sept. 22. The line of com
munication between London andParislias
been reopened. A dispatch from Berlin
repeats the news that a constitution is
preparing for the security of German
unity. Herr Del Bruck is arranging the
formalities for proclaimingTrederick Em
peror of Germany.
Alsace and Lorraine Teutonic.
London, Sept, 22. The German offi
cial gazette, a new paper published at
Haguenourfere, in the first number, re
ferring to the proposed incorporation of
Alsace and Lorraine with Germany,
says: These provinces are already Teutonic
in language, politics, manners and idca3,
and that they will be but too happy to
separate from infidel, socialistic France.
London, Sept. 22. The bank state
ment is expected to show a larger in
crease in specie than any week for two
years. Money easy. j
An EnglKU Iron-clod Turret.
London, Sept. 22. The new iron-clad
turret ship Hptspur has just concluded a
trial trip at Devonport. Great interest
has been felt in her success, and this has
sensibly grown since the loss of the Cap
tain. The result is pronounced on all
hands as entirely satisfactory. The Hot
spur carried twenty-five tons of guns.
Some fears are apprehended that this in
crease of weapons could not be success
fully handled, but they were happily dis
sipated. Refugee merchandise.
Liverpool, Sept. 22. Several cargoes
of cotton and other goods, have recently
arrived here from Havre, whence they
were shipped in order to prevent them
from falling into the hands of the Prus
sians. Vessels are still loading there for
the same destination, and others have
The Marine Board have received a pa
per proving the yacht Cambria, to
have adhered to the great circle of sailing
and to have been superbly navigated.
Delusory 'Peace Negotiations TIio
Fighting Hound Paris.
London, Sept. 22. It is generally be
lieved here that the Prussians are negotia
ting with France salely for the sake of
delay t j secure the possession of Paris.
During the investment of the city the
following important engagements have
occurred: On the 17th a Prussian brigade
routed several battalions of French at
Beneurs forest. Next day a sharp skir
mish occurred near Vietry. Monday the
French were driven from their entrench
ments at Retroy, leaving seven guns.
Near Versailles 2,000 Mobiles captured a
number of Prussians whose protection
had been solicited by the inhabitants.
Siege of To ii I Abandoned A Franco-
(ierman Naval Duel in Japanese
London, Sept. 22. Telegrams in some
of the London journals assert that the
Prussians, having been repulsed in their
last assault on Toul, have abandoned the
siege and are marching to join the army
A dispatch from Bombay reports that
the German corvette Medusa and the
French corvette Duplex, have made ar
rangements for a naval duel in Japanese
waters at an early day.
Napoleon Oolng to Issue a ?Ianl
London, Sept. 22. It is announced on
dubious authority that the Emperor Na
poleon intends issuing a manifesto, and
that the French Sanate is to meat at Lim
oges. Hnriisldc France IVill Not Yield,
Though Paris Fall Ulle Fortify
ing The Pope Provided for.
London, Sept. 22. Special to the
Times Gen. Burcside left for Pari3 this
morning. He carries with him letters
from Count Beonstorff to Bismarck, and
also to the Prussian and French Ambassa
dors. He expects to get through the lines,
but it is doubtful if he succeeds. All
communication between Paris and Tours
is cut. The members of the Provisional
Government are now as effectively sep
arated as before.
Lyons aDd Paris arc not in political ac
cordance. The great cities of France
refuse to be bound by the action of the
capital if it capitulates.
The Catholic powers have already ccm
municated to the Pope their readiness to
contribute their quota to make up the
revenue for maintaining the Holy See.
. The reports from Tours that Thiers had
obtained from England a recognition of
jthe Provisional Gorernment, is notbe
'lieved here. We must wait and sec what
'the Constituent Assembly decides to do.
In Tours the belie! prevails that no ne
gotiations for jwaco are likely to succeed
until military events before Paris assume
a decided turn.
The armament of the fortifications of
Lille have been complt ted. An immense
stock of munitions of war and provisions
have been laid in. Specie payments have
been suspended by official notice.
A telecram from Havre to night saj-s
that fresh complications between Russia
and Turkey are regarded probable.
! A British Diplomat Seeking Peaco
! ! BnnssELS. Sept. 22. A British diplo
mat arrived yesterday en route to the
Kini of Piussia s headquarters, on an
'important mission connected with peace
Orleans Threatened Revolt in Al
geria. Toues, Sept. 22. The rrussians have
cut the .Orleans road-andnow occupy sev
eral points aI6ng the line. Traffic on this
road now stop3 at Blois. The Prussians
A general revolt of Arabs has occurred
a . . ... J , A T'
id Algeria, ana me unasseurs u .a-mquo
have consequently been sent back from
Bronze statuary in Paris hasbeetrmelted
up to supply the beseiged with' cannon.
Gree Vaniers has been arrested and sent
to prison at St Pierre, near Marseilles.
Prussians Threatening Tours and
Tonns, Sept. 22. Nothing definite has
been received from Paris to-day. There
is irreat activitv amomr troops, many lcav
ing with all possible haste. It is reported
Hint thp (Jnvprnment delegation will also
leave. A hundred persons arrived from
JJlols, who lett tnere uecausc or iear rnai
the Prussians would soon enter, ine
railroad service is still irregular.
Prussians Approaching Nantes
Lyons to beTemporaryCapItal of
Torms. Sent. 22. The Prussian cava!
rv entered -Nantes' Bur-Seine, and made
requisitions. They subsequently rejoined
their corns, which i3 advancing in that
Tim fiphtinff near Paris continues with
out results or important engagement yet.
The report that the Prussians had occu
pied Orleans ia.not confirmed.
The manufacture of arms, by .'private
parties as well a3 in the national armories
has been vastly increased.
Letters from Metz, picked up at Fen
trange, reiterate the assurances thaV'he
nlace is well Drovisioned and the morale
of the garrison excellent.
Guerronicre, while returning from Con
stantinople, was arrested at Marseilles
but immediately released by order of the
It is rumorcunai jyons wi" dc maue
the temporary capital of France.
Tim Provisional Govp.rnmtnt is deter
mined to repress the excesses of the Reds.
The R e p u b 1 1 c Wheels Within
Wheels The Several Governments
of Paris -. Trochu's, Favre's, and
Paris. Bent, 10. viaXondon. Sept. 22.
Cable special to the Sun : It is impossi-
lilo tn BPnnrato. r.ow the nolitical from the
military question, for, understanding one,
you must understand the other.
There are two tuirerent powers m rans,
one official, tho Provisional Government
which satisfies nobody, but is accepted
and tolerated by everybody; the second is
iir. ppTitml Rennblican Committee com
posed of four delegates from each arron-
dissment, or eigmy aeiegaies in au.
These four delegates arc selected from
twentv-flve deletrates elected by the peo
ple in every arrondissment. They are in
constant communication wuu me popula
tion during the day through the twenty
rtnlpmitps remainine in the nrrondiss-
ments, and at night by public meetings.
A special committee of five remain in
session day and night. At the sitting of
Assembly these eighty delegates consti
ute the Commune3 of Paris.
The International Association of Work
ingmen have been tho cradle of that pow
nrfni nrirATii7fttion which is objectionable
to the bourgoisie, and a source of fear to
the government, but naa tnq ueepesi root
in the hearts of the people.
Thev sent Yesterday a message
to the Government, asking immediate
1. To transfer police from tne central
Government to the municipalities; the
election of the mministry; the abrogation
of every law or decree interfering with
tho nhenlniR freedom of SDeccb. of the
press, and of the meeting of associations.
2. The appropriation oi me neccssant s
of life wherever to be found, and their
distribution among the families of the
national guards, and those in need, propor
tionally to the amount of provisions, the
probable duration of the siege and num
ber of persons to be fed.
3. The immediate appropriation of all
empty apartments or public buildings, for
the accommodation of the defenders of
4. A levy to bo maue or au r-rencu-
men, without exception,
n. Thn immediate disDatch of general
commissioners to the depaitments to r u s
the population and send them to the de
fense ot fans.
The Government refused yesterday to
yield to these demands. To-day a dele
gation of 120 members, comprising the
80 members of the Central Committee
and two special delegates from each ar
rnnrtisapment will acain nresent them. If
the Government persists in its refusal the
people tnemseives win come peacmuuy,
but en masse, "to demand them.
Thn T.vrms workmen have constituted
an independent government for defense
and ottensc. as l am going mere 1 win
be able to tell you more in a couple of
day?- . , m,
The first success 01 me rrussians wiu
overthrow the provisional government, as
Sedan overthrew the Imperial govern
ment. Then tho people will certainly
take better care of themselves than their
traditional masters have.
Patriotic Loans Lyons Promises
Todes, Sept. 22. Special to the Herald.
The greatest activity prevails in all de
partments here for tho national defense.
The Council General of the Department
of Caledo have voted 3,000,0001; that
of Lyons 10,000,000f and 200,000 men,
and that of Lille a large sum of money
and a great number of men. Reinforce
ments of volunteers arrive daily.
Five hundred soldiers who escaped from
Sedan have entered Toul.
Garibaldi a Prisoner at Caprcra
Marseilles, Sept. 22. Garibaldi is
prevented from leaving Caprcra, and is
guarded as a prisoner. Italian war ves
sels are cruising off the island.
riitiii Spnt 22. The main rjortion
of the French fleet is here. There are'
three iron-clads at Dunkirk.
Favre's Mission lie has Little Hope
The Cession of Alsace an Ultima
tum. Touns, Sept. 21. Information received
here destroys the hopes of peace. Favra
expressed a willingness to accede to a
plan,to satisfy Prussia, for electing a rep
resentative assembly, and thus obtain the
voice of a duly accredited government in
making the terms of peace, but the King
of Prussia's counsellors positively refuse
an armistice, and will make peace only
on condition of retaining possession of
the districts now occupied until the terms
are ratified by a constituent assembly.
Although the question of terms is not
yet reached, M. Favre informs his asso
ciates in the government, that the cession
of Alsace will certainly be tho ultimatum
of Prussia, and he has little hope of suc
cess in Ins mission.
TiiEitE is a "run" upon English dic
tionaries in England. The London pub
lishing house of Bell & Daldy announces
three different editions of "Webster's
Dictionary," one of which is the huge
illu-trated quarto, known in the United
States as "die Unabridged," and one a
"People's Edition." The price of the
former is one guinea; of the latter, ten-ami-sixpence.
A fine edition of "Richard
son's Dictionary" is also in the market,
with a supplement of words and illusha-tions.
The Siege p'ijgtrasbonrg.
MrfNDETjirtijISeplr 22. The'eiege of
wnaauuurg: is vigorously pusneu. xjunsue
no. oa was taken to day by the frus.
sians withonly a.trilljng fosa Five guns
were ratten m'tneTecent capture or !iiu
nette No. 53.
The Peace Question in Germany-
New York, Sept,. 22. Special to Her
ald Our- correspondent at .Berlin, states
that the Republicans of Germany con-
flnim nn.:infrtn nlnn iu, . .
of Alsace and Lorraine with increasing
determination in all their journals 'and 'all
public gatherings.' , t
In the executive and military circle's of
uermany, tne successor mei'russian arms
nas leu them to demand, -without a rcflec
tion of the consequences, that Alsace, andj
.Lorraine, 'Metz, Toul .and Verdun tx
given up by; the French and aniwxed to
Germany: They also urge, with equal
disregard to diplomatic consequences, tho
Prussian occupation of Luxemburg, the
giving of the French Flanders to Belgium,
Savoy to Switzerland, and. Nice, and Cor
sica to' Italy.. They will not submit in
any wav to the interference of neutrals.
fAnothcr party oppose ibis wholesale
dismemberment of France, bat ask .that
sufficient guarantees be given .Germany
sgainst - future agressions Of France.
They indicate that guarantees should take
the shape of the incorporation of Alsace
and .Lorraine and tne destruction or me
forts of JSIetz and Strasbourg.
Rumors of the Surrender of Stras.
MENDELaHEiM, Sept 22. Rumors of
the capture of Strasbourg are afloat but
lack official confirmation. French ac
counts state that an assault was made on
the breaches of the besiegers on the 18th
but was repulsed with great loss. There
was fichtinrr on the 17th and 18th but it
is believed to ba in consequence of sorties
made by the garrison.
The Completion of National Unity
What Next? ;
Floeksck, Sept. 22.'-A contingent
of each division of the Italian array have
occupied the city of Rome, while the re
mainder went into camp outside of the
walls. TheL-papal troops on capitulation
laid down (heir arms and defiled before
the Italians, who cheered lustily for King
The Papal Legations have gone to Ci vita
Yecchia, there to await the completion of
arrangements now making to transport
mem to meir several countries.
The Italian loss in killed and wounded
before the city was trifling.
The diplomatic corps at Vatican have
announced their entire satisfaction with
the precautions which have been taken to
Tho people of all Italy arc enthusiastic
Over the accomplishment of Italian unity.
The large cities are covered vrifih bunt
ing, and fireworks and illuminations at
test great joy.
The Situation at Rome.
Florbsce. Sept 22. - Special to Tele
gram. Throughout Italy there are enthu
siastic demonstrations of popular approval
of the occupation of Rome. Gen. Cad
orni is to-day at Rome receiving the arms
of the Papal troops. The terms of the
surrender were arranged with Gen. Kaut
zler. All the natives stationed on, duty at
the garrison are retained in the depots
without arms: all the foreigners are being
sent to their'respectivo countries. The
surrender of l'apal troops ' had more me
appearance of a carnival or festival than
the discomfiture of vanquished 'foes.
Cheers for the King arc mingled with
cheers for Bome.
Florence. Sept. 22. Aplebiscitum is to
be taken in Italy to decide, whether-Rome
shall be the capital of the kingdom
To the Editors ot tho Union snd American :
Sparta. Tkkk., Sept 20.-Dcar Sirs:
At the Democratic Convention which as-,
sembled atMcMinnvillepn the ICth instf
for the purpose of nominating a candidate
for Congress, there was a panic on the
"test-oath' question, uoi. inos.,u. juur-
rayj and probably others, arguing that no
Southern man would be sworn in who had
laboaed under political disabilities, even
if Congress 'hail removed thent
1 do not see now any man can- come
to this conclusion. But as noma nave.
and others may, I send you a copy of a
letter which I received from Can. Jos. H.
Lewis, on the subject. It is to be hoped
this letter will satisfy those fastidious
persons who have been frigWaaed by the
It will be borne m mmd, that Gen.
Lewis commanded a brigade of Ktntuck
ians in the Confederate army was as
aliant a soldier as ever, drew a blade
and stayed until the last gun fired. After
the surrender he returned' to Kentucky,
and resumed tho practice of the lav. His
disabilities were subsequently removed, by
set of Congro33, and the citizcn3 of the
Third Congressional District chose him to
renw ent them in Congress, and upon prc-
sentinz himself, he was received.
You may punusii uen. x.3wis-
with or without the explanation I
as you may prefer.
Fkakklis, Kt., Sept 10, 1870 Ben
ton McMtllin, Esq.-Dear Sin I aaswc
your letter at the earliest opportunity. I
tooK my seat in tjongress whuhuv uavmg
the "iron-clad oath" adminisUred to me.
The act of Congress relieving me of
my political disabilities, and giving me a
right to a seat in Congress was passed
upon tho assumption thai I was guilty of
the very thing that I would, if that oath
was administered, be required to swear I
had not been guilty of. Hence I 'could
not enjoy the right Intended by the act to
be conferred upon me without committing
perjury. Therefore, unless the act of
Congress is an absurdity and mockery, I
was not only relieved "from disabilities,
but also from the "iron-clad oath." Con
gress cannot now or Aereaer:require a
more stringent oath than the ona I took;
for my rights, and the rights of o'thers
similarly situated, havclxjon ascertained
and determinrd by Congressional action
in my case, truly yours,
ous. xi. juunia.
JOHN C. RROWW T flcSHNN.
An esteemed correspondent writing
from Athens, Tennessee, under date of
the 19th, says : '
"Our nominee for'Govcmor, Gen. Jno.
C Brown, gives perfect sam.faeiion in
McMina county. If . Col. Colyar' con
science still insi3ti upon his making the
race for Governor, I don't think our con
science will allow us to give him a single
vote in our .county. We here think the
Colonel's conscience is misleading him
this time; because, this is not his time to
run, his consaeBee to the contrary. nof-i
We think our correspondent s express
ing a sentiment very generally, prevalent
throughout the State; the evidence of
which, we hope to see in the largest ma
jority for John C. Brown ever before
given for Governor in Tennessee. Knox
ville Whig and Register.
Col. A. S. Colyar has announced him
self as an independent candidate for Gov
ernor. TIs objects to the platform of tho
Convention, which ho seems to think
endorses the light of;8ecess:oa. Jt does
no such thing, and Colyar is on a "wild
goose chase.3 He exhibits phick, but,
little . .reiion.-wAbmfoti Gazelle.
' HADlCAIi CONVENTION.
'. yv.- II. "Wisoner; Nominated.
Proceedings and Resolutions,
j Speeches, Etc.
Pursuant to announcement the .Radicals
assembled in convention in the: Hall of tha
House of Representatives yesterday fpr the
" - r . i l i i .
purpose oi sommaong a canaiu&ie lor
Governor, effecting a thorough organi
zation of the party in the State, eti. The
hall was by no means full, though a largo
number of delegates were present from tha
different counties of the .State, among
wham .there was a goodly sprinkle of co
lored persons. , no proceedings oi tne
meeting throughout' were characterized by
good order and harmony of feeling
The Convention-was-called-to order at
.precisely 12-o'clock Sf. Hon., Horace May,
Bard was called to the chair to preside
over the deliberations of the meeting. On
A-t.2 11. t IL.i 1. .
uuuBg lxiu cuair iiu sum ium it -was meet
that they should consider tho grave subject
that had called them together in the light
of the Supreme Being who "was above us
all, and 6alled on Rr. Mr. Stephens to
open tho deliberations with prayer, whiah
he did, envpking Divine blessings upon the
Convention and upon the people.
,Tho Chairman then briefly addressed the
Convention., He.said, that, they were hera.
as mo representatives or tne liepabiican
party of the' State, advised to consult to
gether as to tho best interests of tho party
in tho State; with. reference to the best in
terests of the people everywhere. They
were an integral part of that great party
who had successful terminated a long and'
bloody civil war,, and restored law and,or
derin th& State aftar.the war; .a. party that
was at the head of.(tho Executive Depart
ment of the government, with" a snajority.bf
three-fourthH in I tie-National Congress, and
large majorities La m?t, f me. States, and
where there wero not majoiities, active
working men advocating principles, the
promulgation of which was for .the benefit
of all. He saw aroond him men of char
acter, .flrmnesfl of purpose and determina
tion. We have come together, he trusted.
bound together by those same principles
Kr me common cood mat nad tnumpned
botn in argument and on tho battle field.
JOr. Marry, and Messrs. G. G. Minor.
and Wm. Rule of the Knoxville Chronicle,
were .appointed Secretaries, and Jthe Con
vention was 'declared openfor business.
on motion or Air. Arnell, a committee
of five was appointed on credentials. The
following persons were appointed on the
committee; Hon. Saml. Arnell. D. A.
'JJoan, H. P. Daily. v. Y. tTune, and Ran
On motion ofHon. Mr.,Prter, a com
mittee of one from each Congressional
District was appointed upon resolutions.
The following gentlemen wersS appointed
on that committee : Hon. AVm. P. Prosser,
James A. Gtdbraith, Samuel B. Henderson,
Xenophon Wheeler, Thomas H. Caldwell,
iVrcnibald.il, Hughes, J. M, Dougherty,
and Hon. W. J. Smith.
It was then moved that a committee of
one from each Congressional District, and
ne from me stato.at large, ba appointed
to present name3 for nomination by the
Convention. The motion was withdrawn
before the resslt of the vote was made
On motion of Mr. Mailing, it was agreed
that all resolutions bo referred to the com
mittee without debate. The committee on
resolutions then retired". " '" '
Dr. W. P. Jones offered a series of reso
lutions, which were referred to the com-.
The Committee on Credentials reported
the following resolution:
KesoJved, That we recognize all llepub-
licans who may ba present from any part
of the State as delegates to IhU Conven
tion. The resolution was adopted.
John Rahin offered tho following resolu
Resolved. That tho President of this
Convention nominate a. State Committee
to consist of one member from each Con
gressional District, and three residents of
the capital of the State.
Mr. Harrison moved that the resolution
be so amended as to have a committee of
throe from each Grand Division of the
State, residont respectively at Nashville,
ilempms and Knoxville.
The resolution and amendment were
discussed at some length, a number of
members participating. " 1 J
Dr W P Jones offered the following reso
lution, in lien: .
Resolved, That the Chairman be author
ized to appoint three executive committees,
viz: one at Knoiville,-one at Memphis and
one at Nashville, to consist of three work
ing gentlemen, with such assistance as tho
committees shall respectively select.
Mr A S Bradley offered an amendment
to the resolution in lieu, to the effect that
the chair appoint a committee of two from
each Congressional district, as a State Cen
tral Committee, and that the President and
Secretary of the same resida in Nashville;
that the members of the committee resid
ing in the different parts of the State
should have power to act oa all imatterH
pertaining to the Interest of the party in
their respective sections. The matter be
coming somewhat complicated, the resolu
tion and amendments were referred to a
committee of five.
The following gentlemen were appointed
on the committee: A M Gate, John Rohm,
H H Harrison, W P Jones and A S Bradley.
After tne committee had retired, A P
Rexford read a resolution, asking that
immediate measures be taken to
put down the organizations known as
Ku Klux and Pale Faces, and to tako steps
to secure every man in his rights irrespec
tive of politics, race or color, etc Daring
the retiring of the committees, David E
Nnnn was calledupon and briefly addressed
the meeting. He declared that wo now
had to fight the rag-tag and bob-tailed se
cession party atlha ballot-box as we fought
them before on. the battle field. In proof
of this ho referred to tne late Democratic
Convention, presided oyertiy a Rebel gen
eral, nominating another Rebel general;
and appointing Rebel officers to draft their
resolutions and platform The committeo
to whom .were referred the resolutions and
amendment iipon the organization of the
State, reported the following :
Resolved, That the chairman appoint an
lExecutive Committee of five for each
grand division of tho State, to transact
business relating td'such division, and that
those committees elect clnirmen and sec
retaries, who shall constitute tho State
Central Committee and transact business
concerning the State at large.
Resolved, That tho' committeo appointed
from each grand division be instructed to
procure at once a thorough organization In
counties and Congressional districts.
The report was adopted.
D. W. Peabody being called on, re
sponded in a brief speech to tho conven
tion. He said that one of tho most im
portant assemblies over assembled in the
State was now in session. He affirmed
that the Democratic party of tho State had
sunk itself lower in infamy than it bad
ever done before. The treasonable spirit
that was thought to have been subdued in
the fire and smoke of Stone's river and
Chickamanga, had, by somo mesmeric
power peculiar to the Democratic party,
raised. to life its hydra head. Though An
drew Johnson had come all the way from
Qreoneville with resolutions denying tho
xight'of secession, they were spumed and
rejected in the late Democratic Conven
tion, and again tho war-whoop of rebellion
had been raisod by Rebel Generals at the
capital of the State of Tennessee.
During his remarks the Committee on,
Resolutions appeared and reported the fol
lowing " XES0LCTI0N3 AND TL1XFOSM:
The Republicans of Tennessee in con
vention assembled, have met to counsel as
to the best interests of our State, and in a
spirit of mutual' forbearance do declare
the principles and measures which wo
deem necessary to a safe, wise and politic
administration of the' affairs of the State. A
,. . ,.i lasoumoKa!
,1, The union of the States making them
a nation was intended to ba nmi cVi.n k.
perpetual; and the Republican nartv fh-.
ing already maintained it against Arm nil
rebellion and attempted revolution) here
by pledges its maintenance against the
heresy of State sovereignty and secession,
taught and practiced, by our Democratic
opponents, the former of which was re
asserted and the latter not disavowed in
the platform of the recent Democratic
2. The administration of President
Grant and the policy of the Republican
Congress in increasing the revenue by a
laiuuui Him uaparuu couecuon, wmia at
the same time reducing the rates and ob-
lurea ana tnereby improving me public
credit: assimilating the national curren-
.cy jto the com standard, and largely de
creasing me puDUo debt in securing to all
tii.uuusui6U' jusi ngnis ana equality before
unexampled prosperity to tha States, torn
and desolated bv rnhoIHnn
byjon honest and wise enforcement of the
laws, by maintaining rigidly the demands
OI iiniernatlonal law. so aa to snenrn tha
lespect and gOOd will of nllfnrBlrmtllitinnn
yet sympathizing with all people struggling
iut iruu government, nave secured tne
conndence.and,ail entitled to the support
of the American people.
B. Ona of the snecifiad nhW.tn nf thn
American Union is to maintain domestic,
tranquillity, and ono of its express powers
tolnfOteCt'auftinst dommtin trinlnnnn ami
any-State government which culpably fails
irrgiiaranieo ro tne. citizens,-of all classes,
codcir3 and opinions, life, libertv. nroriertv.
the free expression and brijoyment ot their
oniriiottjL- nnrl thfvnntrasnmaljul atamoa
ai meir civil ,and political rights,, ia un-
wormy to oe recognized as valid by the
H. That the honor and credit of the TTni-
ted btates, and ef the- State of Tennessee,
must and shall bo. faithfully upheld in tho
payment of everv dollar of tha Statn tmH
national indebtedness and that .we view
with, abhorrence every proposition, direetlv
or indirectly, to repudiate any portion of
iqe ouugauons or me atate or nation.
i5. That knowledge, learning and virtue
being essential to the preservation of the
liepuDiican institutions, and. tho diffusion
of the opportunities and advantages of
education throughout the State being high
ly conducive to tho promotion of this end,
it; should be the duty of the Genera! As
sembly, in all future periods of this Gov
ernment to cherish literature and science.
That it ii the duty of tha State to see that
lacintias for education are provided for the
children of the poor as well as for the rich.
,and that a well regulated system of com
mon schools ia essential to- tho welfare and
prosperity of the State.
C. While we deplore the evils of the im
poverished and consider tho war now ravag
ing some of the fairest portions df Europe,
we congratulate the educated and intelli
gent people of Germany and the friends of
civilization ana progress upon the re
sults alike honorable to the former,
and encouraging to the-Iatter.
7. Immigration has been a great source
of prosperity to those parts of the country
which have received it, and tha Legisla
ture, the administrative policy, and the
public sentiment of theStato should com
bine to invite settlers from every country,
and from foreign lands, to participate' in
the great natural advantages possessed by
8. Resolved that wo utterly disapprove
,of the coarse of the present Legislature
in repealing me common- school system
adopted by the Republican party; in de
preciating the credit of the State by failing
t6 provide for the payment of the interest
on her public debt, therebv addinc annu
ally and largely thereto; in repealing all
Republican legislation in behalf of the la
boring classes, including the law exempting
a given amount of wages from garnish
ment; in thoir hostility to immigration; in
repeal of laws for tho protection of tha
colored man, and in refusing in bad faith
to ratify the 15tb amendment to tho Con
stitution of the United States; and we ap
peal to the people of the Slate to elect a
Legislature that will remedy these evils.
and legislate in the interest of humanity
9. ltesolved. That we oppose, as nnwise
and as an unwarranted restriction of the
elective franchise, the law requiring every
uwt iu yumj m lug civu oisinci, ana. we
demand its prompt and unconditional .re
peal. 10. ltesolved. That tha fourteenth and
fifteenth amendments to the Constitution of
the United States bemg a part and parcel
of that instrument, the law passed by Con
gress to enforce the provisions thereof
should be executed, and wo call upon the
administration lor a rigid and faithful exe
cution of the same.
11. Resolved. That it in the oomin of
mis uonvenuon that me Uongress of the
uniieu a tatea should grant material aid. to
what h known as the Southern Pacific
12. Resolved. That the national Repub
lican party of the United States is the great
party ot progress in the country, and
Ignoring all past p ditical differences, we
hereby cordial! invite all good citizens,
whatever they may have been or done in
the past, to unite with us upon the broad
and liberal platform of that party.
The foregoing resolutions were unani
mously adopted amid considerable .ap
A. S. Bradley offered the following reso
lution: Resolved, That it is the duty of Con
gress to devise a system by which the hon
esty and competency of applicants shall be
made tha hrst and highest consideration in
their appointment to office.
The President explained that under the
rulings au resolutions should -be re,
ferred to the committee, the resolution
could not be entertained.
Mr. Bradley appealed from the decision
ot me chair.
Tho appeal was laid on the table.
Nominations being in order, Mr. Mul
Iins nominated Hon. W H Wisener, of
Bedford; James Samner (colored) nomi
nated John Trimble of Davidson; Xeno
phon Wheeler nominated Andrew McClain,
of, Smith; Hon. Horace Maynard was also
nominated; Thos H Caldwell was nomina
ted; D W Peabody nominated David E
Messrs. Maynard, Caldwell and Nnnn
The friends of McClain and Trimble
withdrew their names.
All other names having been withdrawn,
on motion of.Mr. Mullina, W. H. Wisener,
of Bedford, was declared the nominee of
the convention by acclamation, the an
nouncement creating much applause
On motion of James Samner (colore? a
committee of three was appointed to wait;
on Mr. Wisoner ahd.notifyhim of his nom
ination. James Samner, David E. Nnnn and
Thomas, H, Caldwell were appointed on the
Judge Tillman moved that tho subject of
the immediate starting of a Republican
paper in the city of Nashville De consid
ered. The motion was withdrawn, and the
following resolution presented byD. W."
Peabody looking to that end was adopted r
Resolved, That a committeee of three,
one from each of the grand divisions' of
tho State'bo appointed by the chair; to re
ceive subscriptions and to establish and con
duct a newspaper in the city of Nashville,
as tho" organ of the Republican party of
On motion of H H Harrison, it was
agreed that a committee of three bo ap
pointed to prepare an address to the people
The following gentlemen wero appointed
on tho committee: Hon John Trimble,
Samuel M Arnell, and Horace H Harrison.
The following resolution was then offered
Kesolved, That the thanks of this con
vention are hereby tendered to the various
railroads that have .kindly consented to
transport delegates to their homes free of
John B. Brownlow was called upon to
address the meeting, but declined in favor
of William Yardly, a colored Magistrate
from Knox, who addressed .the Convention
at somo lengthy giving, his reasons for sup-
Ho. 5 CHESUY ST,.
(OPPOSITE MAXWELL HOUSZ.)
JiH PE0PETET0E3 OP THE GREAT ' -
EOCR CITY DOLLAR ST0EE.
Uko tits method of KlTWng toe public Uut their
doors will be throws open on y
AtO O'clock. A. M.
All are cordially Invited to pay a visit mj ex
mtae todc Mpaist
porting the Republican party a? the friends
of the colored race.
Hon. W. HI Wisener appeared' upon the
stand amidst great applause, and accepted
tha nomination. He returned-his sincere
thinks" for the honor conferred. True, ha
said, it looked like a forlorn hope, but he
never shrunk from duty -when ' to- '
quired at his hands. The time till' . "
the .election was short, and . it
was incumbent upon every one to give
their aid. He desired each tin e to go home
and go earnestly to work, "ami ho desired
candidates nominated for tha Legislature
and for Congress, and elected if they could
be The Constitution passed last winter,
under which we were living now, was adop
ted against his wishes and hi3 efforts. The
convention said they would enfranchise
everybody; instead of doing that they had
soi fixed it that those could vote who vaid
to, do so. A poll tax qualification had been
prpvided. There Wiis" seceSfofi'in tha
haw Constitution: he was opposed to all
sorts of secession, and was in favor of pay
ing the last dollar of tho, public debt of the
State. He was in favor of execnfiriiT tha
lajvs, and, if he should be elected; he Would
have them executed If the State Legisla
ture failed to execute them he would call
on Uncle Sam, and try the virtue of his
lie knew that there were Ku-KIux organi
zations in tha State, and that white men
and colored men have been abessd for
their political opinions. They had to be
put down. He alluded to other prominent
features that would present themselves in -tha
canvass, and closed his remarks.
lion. Horace Maynard was called noon
and responded at length. He alluded to
the striking contrast presented by the pro- ,
ceedings of this convention and tho Demo- .
cratio one recently held in this MV He
alluded to the "Conservatives;" as they
styled themselves. Conservatism was a
name that meant very little. By some
strange hallucination they had imagined
that something between Radicals 'and
Democrats was something wonderfollrze-'''
spocutuiu. xu uau uaiore mm wo pro
ceedings of that meeting, but he looked in
vain for thoXonservanves. He saw neither
the Coopers, the Ewings, tha. Gauta, or -others
claimed as Conservatives, among
tho names. The names he savt
were rebel names, fit for the roster of
Hood's army. Tha resolutions he referred
to and denounced as avowing secession
as clearly as they did in 13CI. Why talk "
about secession. State sovereignty, and
the. right of revolution no w ? What would
we think of the gallant young bridegroom
who, on the way from the hymmai altar,
would take occasion to tell his- bride that
in case she departed from her duties as a
wife ha would have the right to apply for a
divorce ? This right of revelation was an
old acquaintance, and had appeared, in
many guises. He referred to the several
resolutions of the Democratic Convention
and denounced them in detail, and opposed
them all as at variance with the Constitu
tion and tha best interests of tha country
He continued his speech at seme length,
after the conclusion of which and some
other remarks, the Convention adjourned.
X CARD ntOJl COL. I.. F. JtEKCII.
lie IVltbdratrs from the Canvass
We publish the following card from Mr.
Beech with pleasure. As & Conservative -and
a citizen he lays aside personal consid
erations for the genoral good, lie with
draws from the canvass for Mayor in favor
of yix. Morris. The card' is manly in its
tone and will ba read with interest :
To the Voters ot Kuhvllle: q
It is of coarse well known to you all that.
lrnave lor some ume ueen a caiuwuue lur
Mayor of tha city of Nashville. In fact I was
the first to announce myself for that office
and at a time when no one thought that
Mr. Morris, tha present incumbent, would
be a candidate. During tha time of my brief,
canvass I have received such assurances of
esteem and public and private confidenco
from my fellow citizens as fill ma with gra
titude and pride. Since my announcement,
bright as my prospects may be, changes
hive taken place in the canvass of a charac
acter not to be overlooked. In the circum
stances now presented, Ifeel itiny duty and
the duly of every good citizen to forego per
sonal considerations for the public good.
In yesterday's papers I saw the, announce
ment of A. E. Alden, as a candidate for
Mayor. My determination was at once
taken. Mr. Alden, the former Radical
Mayor, I regard as in a measure responsi
ble, by his previous reckless adrninistra- i
tion, for.our fin""''''! distress, and almost
irretrievable bankruptcy. His re-election
at this limo would be most ruinous, r ot
wishing to joepard tha best interests of the
city, by in the least contributing to so de
plorable a result, L as a true Conservative
and good citizen, hereby withdraw from
the canvass. Thanking my friends for tie
many exhibitions of esteem they have
shown ma since I have been a candidate, I
have but one other favor to ask at their
hands in thi3 connection, and that is, that'
they cast their votes to-morrow for K. J., :'
Morris. Respectfully, L. F. Beech.
-r'i . 1 r
Nashtuxe, sept, zz, ioo.
' - . . HnH Cr.1.
- HO ,XjCUUIIUU
- The following is a list of the premiums
and certificates awarded :
Aged Boar, premium, Wm Green ; cer
tificate, John Morris.
Boar Pig, premium, T H Rutherford ;
certificate, Wm Green.
Aged Sow, premium, O H Oldham.
Sow Pig, premium and certificate, C H
Long Wool Aged Ewe, premium, J M Jfc
A K Miller, certificate, J W DilL
; Middle Wool Aged Buck, premium, C TP
Oldham; certificate, J L Hern.
Middle Wool Age Ewe, premium and
certificate, C H Oldham.
Fine wool aged buck, preminm, T It
Love, of Sumner county,
f Fine wool aged ewe, premium,T RLove.
i Long wool lamb busk, premium, J W
Middle wool lamb buck, premium, O H '
Oldham. . ,
Middle wool Iamb ewe, premium, O ll
Gldham. . D T
Fine wool lamb, premium, T R Love.
BLOODED STOCK. u '
', Be(j stallion, premium Mra Maria
Barnes. . - - r,
Two year old stallion, premium, A, O
I Ona year old stallion, premium, Mrs.
Aged mares, premium, vy j uaua; cent
cote John F Doak.
Two year old mares, preminm, A C
One year old mares, premium, Mrs. Ma
ria Barnes. ' .
Suckling mares, premium, John t hook.
Stallions, any age, premium and certifi- '
cate, Mrs. Maria Barnes. "
Mares, any age, premium, u uuuu, ecx-.
tificote, AO Franklin. .
, Single Harness noisea, ""t,
James Luster; certificate, N G Swindle.
riBE, ESOrKE. i
The steam fire engine, "Stockell," en
tered the arena and was awarded the pre
mium, there "being no other entries. It
was announced from tho stand that the
Stockell would throw water from a spring
close riy, when a largo crowd repairedr'to' -the
designated place to witness the exhibition-
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