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Adrertisementt under thit head vUl be charged
TEN CEXTptr Jine for each insertion
is i u ;-i.-ar
W'nfcv lift? a situation
. "PiSrAaholde While Goods
trada In Oeoriria and AK..S:Ion Va? .Mi.V
-y a voune man a posltl'cn' as
clerk in
a Dry Goods house. Reference
P'Ten- -duress It. J. M., this office. It
WAjSTJiO A Good Steward. St. Cloud Ho-
4nl nlU
f --rr AKTE A room, Address, With terms,
WASTED TTfoboySj. about the age of 16
years, o work in a Bakoiy. HENRY
ju KiDecrwco.canjcorao wen recommended for
qualifications and steady Ihabits. Apply-to the
TSTAJNTED A first-rato second hftnd Univirv.
' " lor which' cash will bo paid, inquire at mis
Trace. - Kp23t1
-. iflOOBL A thoroughly competent white le
vy male cook. Apply immediately to Mrs.. 8,
ZH.ja.DREHY Church street, JjeCTind-Eenlten-
ttary - ' Bep23 3t
tTXTAKTED Tea cood coliectors.to travel in
W Tennessee and Georgia. Apply to HOW--
O.U.D x auuLr., izu onurcu street.
eepl9 fit " I
? 'JWr--'TKIl A situation aa aDmmmer 'fon a
C" MbTille Grocery House, in the Western
District. Can give good recommendations Ac
dress at Gardner Station, W. B. LAYENDEE.
sep!23w ? j
.WAX.TED ThrjDsor fontood Boiler.MakTrs
atoneo.at tbo Chattanooga Foundry ahd
f' Machine WorkK. ChattnnnQira. iTervn. 1
angli tf
"filOIt NALK A gentle family Horse apd
P tecondhand Buggy. Inquire at 10 'Maxwell
Hqum. sep2l 6t
TOAltDIJSU Pleasant room for ccntleman.
t' or gentleman arid 'wife 03 South Sumnjer
atrect. sep24eod3tS
STAVEIf From Robert Kirk's, on the
Granny White pikoy on Sundty-night, a dark
bay Mule, 11 hands hicb. uech sore'on both sides
, caused by .rubbing oi breast chain. Will pa
$10 reward for return of said mule to Breerj'8
Store, Lebanon pike. ltj
GfTOLK Fr&n A.M. Garclner NhTUeTa
small ibay rdare, oh'tbe 6th intt. Thomaro
is about l&X hands high, with short tail, eaten
off by mulct-; small white spot on left side of baek
bone; is 9 years old. Any one giving informn
'tionlu regard to the animal will be liberally re
,warded. - . -eep2l-B
Ticket ARnta' CortvcntiOri. s
hqext Bemi-annnal convention cf the
Ggfletnl TJcketa-seala1 Association of the
Uiitcdiptales, will,1ie held at tlie Maxwell
HdnaOnthiscity,"in!iarcli, 1S74. Much
credit is duo Mr. W. B. "Davenport, General
Ticket Agent of ibe St. Louis and South
eastern -Railway, for tUe,asembling of "this
convention in wasnviiie.
ti, OolncAheml.
Fitimoro street in South Nashville is gd
Jrjgeadarapidly. To kasp pacaJVpith-'thb
increaseof papulation- ifthat?Jocality anjl
tfi5any:fec"eDt1' improvemerits, James A.
Dickens hasgust.ppeced a ;iiandsomQ. diy
goods store and has commenced business
under flittering auspices, his establishment
bfing very-attraetivolndeed. " "
Election in ErfgcSeld,
The election In Edgefield yesterday on
the proposition to isiue additional bonds for
the purpose of adding aaotber'Storytoc the
"-uc-'w school house on Main street resulted
- as -follows, the returns being made to W. A.
3 Miller, City -Marshal:
' More Bonds. NomoreBondsi
-1st "War'd 5S 7
.2d Ward.- 10 7
3d Ward 2o 9
4th-Ward....' 23 - .4
-'5th Ward... "5 10
-'0th Ward.. 10 ' - 13
: 123 60
Th's is about the smallest vole ever polled
Still Able to Pay.
No! withstanding, the panic in Wall street,
3Tew York, and the crash of Jay Cooke el
id omne genus, the "financial world will bo
gratified .to hear tliattha eal Tar Bank of
this tity is still able' o pay all demandd
against it, and that this popular institution
- still has tha confidence of the public. The
only instance of a run on the establishment
yesterday was that of a Deaderick street
millionaire, who checked out lis entire de
posit, amounting to one nickel, which ho af
terwards deposited in a beer saloon.
ylvew viothes.
abers of the police for
" The members of the police force now ap-
psar in new domes w ill buttons so gor
geous that the beholder is obliged to" ns8 a
bit ot smoked glass in order to prevent be
ing blinded by their brlliancy. This cloth
ing was made np id Na5ork by contract,
the, goods. selected by Tolico Commissioner
IVrks, to whom the members of the force
desire to retu'rrrttfa'riks T6r the judgment ho
exbibiied, aud for the interest be has taken,
in the matter., The cost of the clothing is
much !ess than it would have been by sin-
. gli auit, and the material and workman
Bbiparo first class.
- - Toe Worlihonscs.
?jBob the City, and .Cpunty woknquses
8?em to bo doing a very good bnsiness .at
present;. Neither xf these establishments
Rdverjio to any great extent, nor do ,tbey
beat up business by sending out drummers.
Their managers-pursue a quiet, straight
forward course, trca'.ing-tbeir patrons with
"proper respect, and the result, is a largo pro
" portion of said patrons stand by them and
never throw their business to rival estab
lishment's afleasi to none in ths city.
The County Workhouse has been in op
eration but a few weeks, but it h fast giu
In2 in Ihe affections of that class of our citi
zen who rave dealings with institutions of
that character- Indeed, some ten ortwelve
perstihij have become so attached to it, that
they spend all their leisure time within its
wal!s and when they are out on the streets,
tWy.labor in its interests.
BThe .city workhouse, having been ostab
iishodTor years is well known, and at 110
time sir.ee the advent 01 cholera to Nasti
vlljej - h!as It been so well patroniz3das,at'
tbe pfesant writings The, flection some of ,
our citi5?9ns lentertain for this establishment
Js touching enough" to. bring tears to tfie
eyes' of a person eighteen squares off. The
classieferred to are so orgauized that they
do not feel at? homo outsldd bf'thS'Vvork
honsc; and hence when the time' 'specified
in-ono tlcket ef admission has e'&plre'd, they
fmmediatelytakB steps to secure another
ticket. A little experience' Id that Hue ren-
dersthem so proficient that they find little
difliculty in accomplishing their purpose.
For the Last Time. j
' Thct nresent Board of Aldermen met 16
Tgfcther for the transaction of business lor
the W-time ysteraay. Tney will meet bat-
uruay night to receiveine election returns,
bnt"Tio tusioess butside of that duty and
TtCelving reports Trom the various city offi
cials, will bo transacted.
--: As was proper under the circumstances,
the proceedings" of yesterday were charac
terized by a 'degree' of decorum bordering
spoke in a subdued tone of voice, and sev
eral gave indications of suffering either
from emotion or . bad colds. Those
who sre in the habit of masticating
the weed, performed that- operation In
"a'perislre, iheditative.sort of a way, obser
ving atrunusnal desire to avoid spitting on
the carpel, and aiming at the spittoons with
a remarkablO'degree of precision and accu
racy. There was no loud talking indulged
in, ,no lone speeches iriade, but all present
manifested a disp: sition to attend strictly-to
"biz," ind as tho Recorder, in bis capacity
as Clerk of the BoariJ, read iloud the' thrill
iiigiandtexciting narratives which go to make
up the record of the proceedings of the last
preceding meeting,, the writer imagined his
basso profundo voice ahook a little, as he
renlem Vered the cirtumstances under which
thejmefcting was held. This may have
been purely imagination,, however, and it
probably was. '
" "Well; they have been faithTul jen-auls,
and liavo transacted -i iho businets; coming
before them in dn efficient, and? generally
speaLing, salisfa:iory manuer
Will the new Board do as well?
MeetiB. fef lbe paBt& or Alderraei!
ne t( galax. meeting of , tha Board i of
Aldennen washed at 4 -p. m., yesterday,
President McCres in the chair.
' - Jno. L. Glenn',, water "tax colfecforr- re
ports his collections at $251,814. ; !
B. M. McCancj revenue collector, reports
of allowing tho dty prescriptonIt $158i4
for extra services. The reports were ac
cepted. ,
rfiTlTIOHS. 1
The petitions of Mr. Chickering and -Pit-rick
Laherly, and "Ella Benditt' aSklng a lie
duction of taxes, were referred to the "Fi
nance Committee with power to tc't. '
The petition of William Baty tiiklng pdr
mission to erect a tank for the -storage jof
oils was referred to the incomingiboard.
The bill appropriating $375 fot gas posts
on Cedar street, passed third reading" liter
having been amended by. striking" oat ten
and substituting sevenr - t j
Tha bill appropriating $3f245.to lay down
1l fihrioch water pipa on Broad street from
"Yauxhall tQ CaxrclL treat, .passed thitd
reaaing. . , 1
The bill appropriating r,800 to lay water
pipe on Broad street from Carroll to a point
yppoaito tuu vauuBruiib university pajsoa
tniru reaaing-atter nemg amended by slri 1
ing out $l,S0O substituting $2,800.
By Mr. Pentecost Bid authorizing the
bulldliv of a 6oworon Sammerstreet froin
Putnam's Alley to Gay street, and making
an appropriation bfT?l,"200 for that purpota
passed third reading, ..v 4 , , ,,,, v
The bill appropriating $15 per month for
tha term of one year from tbe'lsf 6f the
present month, for the benefit- of Mrs.
CatherjQ, Edgar- and her - cuUdrerijrTpassodij
its third reading " r Sj
By Mr. B'fee'n Bill Appropriating $58(1
to laying threfrlnch'-xvaxer plpaoif Universi
ty and South Jeffersoastre,Med4hird
reading. , n . fin I
liv Mr. Wilson ilesolutlon anthonzina 1
the Chairman-bf the "afreet Cdmnfltteff to-
grade Demonbrermstreetr from Cherry to
College sjrent Ao$toi.1VJ k w t,
Adiourned to meet Saturday 'evenin? it
H30;&i wnfefi tlme'?ttie'- 'relurns 'rom tlie
moniapal election milo recelvea".
Jolih"Carer,r colored, Cook so many 6b-
ser,vaVlo?? of sprrpunding, objects ,irough
an Inverted 'tnrnbler, that Ins actions ex
cited a susplcldn 'of hiabelng drunk, which
suspicion proved'to befell founded. Fivfe
aoiiars. 1 ,
Ti -rt 1 -rv r. . "T
jonn vxreenana uonn otoaes. muujjreu m
a little disordorly oonductr-for tbe-want of1
something better to do. They were fin
nvoaonars eacn.
The prorjositionlto,,rerrib -the county
seat of Grundy from Altamont to Tracy
-Gity, submitted to a-yote ofthecitizens of
that county, was rejected at tho election
held on tbe iUtu icst."
Jcwlsti Festival.
For two days past, nur Jewish' citizen
have been celebratine-ths festival of Tisri,
Monday being the hrst day of tha year ao-
cordiDgto tne Jewish reckoning. it-is be
lieved by thoso-of that faith tha on iho first
day of the year; the books wherein nun's
deeds are recorded above, ato balanced, and
a new account opened. - - j
in a very Interesting article regarding
this festival, the St. Louis Republican says:
Alio uusci viujuj ui ima suiemu rvugiuus
festival among a people whose histcry exl
tends back, not jorajew. centuries only,'
but thousands of years, lo a period in tha
very infancy of the race, long before Aga-I
memnon. marshalled his hosts before the
walls of Troy; before Greece was known
or, Home was great, caunoJTbul awaken re
flection in the mind of tbeTeader.'Ancientj
traditions tell us of the forms and cere
monies employed when Israel was greatj
and her king the" wisest arid the most court
ed monarch in the world; . when 'Jerusalem
glitterred in gold and the cities of- Israe
wero magnificent and prosperous. The
same solemn rites are' stm practised, but;
among a people whose ancestors were ex-:
lied from tho banks of Jordan and Arnon
and from the mountains of Judea, nearly
eighteen centuries ago. Tho continued ex
istence 01 Judaism, tne preservation or 119
ritual is a miracle of human history. Last;
evening only, tho sons of Israel, in a strange
land faraway from tha seats of their an-!
cisnt tabernacles, celebrated rites which'
their ancestors-had' celebrated" through a
hundred generations. What a woudermL
history for a people! Prayers were ottered!
which had been' repsated bylips which have'
been silent for thirty centuries.. t ,
Advertisement .-;' ,
From "Biographical1 Cyclopedia o:
Homeopathic Physicians aud 'Sar-j
Wo take pleasure irr closing this sketch
of Dr. Sheffield with" the pabllcation.of an
appropriate article byyiri. Hy. Smltfi,
x-sq., an oiu auu esieeiueu uiixeu ui nusu'
Ville: "
When Dr. Sheffield located at Nashville
the prospect -was nc-rvcry. encouraging
tbe nolo, was rattier Darren in .-appeararACQ.
True there was a" number of families that
had becomo converts to tho new prac
tice, and they were firm and steadfast in
the faith: but it seemed impossible to ex
tend tha circle. "Tha oDDonercs of homoe-1
opathy had stcritly resisted ifa introduction, 1
ana were exceedingly active ana inanstr.ousi
in their efforts to prejudice "the popuhVr ,
mind. They had broucht to bear against
it all tho resources ofargument, wit, ,rjdi-
were" disposed to" embrace' Itwefe" tbusde
tefrM from doing so.. THdallbpatbfcJirac
titioners father confessors of the" great Bulk
of invalids never permitted an opportunity
to pass wlthrjurgtvlne hoinoeopathy and its
.adherents a stab. In some tastae'ees- they
carried tbeir-oppositioa-to the extent of so
cial ostracism. -L- - 4 - i
The nrpiudice eneendercd against homcc-
opathy-was greatj but -not greaterthan the i
ignorance on tho subject prevalent? 'jaen
formed their opinions not after fair and
truth-seeking investigation, but upon the
dicta of those-who" were-moro or less-iriter-.ested
in preventing inquiry Arid keeping the
peopla in ignorance.v" Irra' word;Nashvine
was as completely under the -domination bf
allopaths as Mexico under the priesthood.
It was no ple&saiitor easy task, therefore,
that Dr.-SbeffieldT'hadibQfore''nimv" He' de
termined, however, to meet and-eurmduht,
if possible, all the obstacles'wbicb, stood as
barriers to success. He had-f nil faith in his
cause, ndBever . waverod.in his: conviction
that a favorable impression could .be.mado,
the Chinese waif of prejudice broken, and
homoeopathy firmly planted and extended.
He had patience, fortitude, courage,' confi
dence. -.All tbeso. virtues jvcre 'taxed iivbis
experience, iut noUn-vain. - .
His success as a practitioner of rare judg-;
.mout and consummate ikilL his close atten-)
tions to his patients,. and his sterling, worth ;
as a genuemanoi,, tne uicietL luiegncy,
soon resulted In a gradual extension of .his
practice upon sure and solid fpundations.
In a few years he.had so won the esteem
and confidence of-ahaoitiaena dP-Jfashvllle
that all doubts of roocess were removedj A
little later his praciioj becamelucrative, and
is still growing. 'l
To Dr. Sbeffiold, principally, Is Nashville
indebted for the advantages-her citizens are
reaping from homoeopathy. He had been
preceded by other physicians of his school,
but tbey failed to enlist popular favor.His
bteh'charactery'perseverancey foresight "and
skill overcame -obstacles which they found
insurmountable; -and now thousands-are
treated according to the homoeopathic sys
tem where , the practice was limitedito a
lew hundreds.
The career of Dr. Sheffield has been em
inently successfnl:?"Hal bai'''&ttairie'd'-the
highest-rank as a physician. 'No professional
man in the cifyhas' warmer arid moid de
voted friends, or potsesses. 'in'a greater de
gree, the respect and esteem tf all classes df
citizens. This la due to' 'h substantial
merits, and uot-to any pandering tb'r)opn!ar
tastes, partialities or prejudicis.
He is firm and inflexible in his -purposes,
unswervingly faitbfulto hisfriends, and in
cormptible. The barren field' which Dr.
Sheffield found in NashviHe is, as we have
shownj no longer barren. It has been well
cultivated, -ana 1s yieldlbglgolderl fruit. His.
friends -p'raft hat HS rhiy kirfgirve to ;enjojr
tbB-reward8,br,lil3'labor8"and the graiitud'q
of' bis fellowr-m"erjswhos6"njaladies ho has
healed or alleviated. ' "
OTiw. 'L'iiosPKBnH Tranilateo from tha
'Srencn of :OamlUe PJammarion. Edited Iby
i JamestQlalsher,P. It. 8., with ten Ohroriitf.
Lithographs and eigbty-eix woodcuts. Kpw
York: Harper & Brothers. t
The atmofphero preents for considera
tion many points of great Interest, and hag..
oniy recently Deen inorougniy siumeu, sa
that ibis treatise m'edtepubllcanttjThe
air we breatnefday anfl night, forma directly'
or Indirectly) scan j. 7 par c6ntfbfour
bodies, if w"e'ex1cepVthe, earthy matter in
our,bpiipsIuited6rjaiigina?ei bt: in
combustible "dust," c'ay or snd, man lis
consolidated and organized air, of which In
visible vapor is a part. If we burn 100
grams of human flesh, or of the bread pr
meat .thanyeeatfiearlyaTrwlir return to.
vsporand invisible gases from which they
were derived. Being indispensable to all
vegetable and animal existence, the atmo:
pherewssejses. much more than a specu
lative interest, as it effects our .health, vigor,
and longevity; and it should be studied as
tbe Sodium through .which solar light and
heat eiertbek-wonaerfui.powerB over all
organic life. The work before us enters
fully Into the physical, chemical, meteoro
logical and vital properties of that aerial
ocem which everywhere surrounds tbo
globe' from, thirty to seventy miles in depth. .
Near tha equator the vertical rays of the
sun greatly rarify and elevate the atmos
phere, and cause it to flow over toward the
polos. Greater velocity at the equator liy .
the earth's rotation, tends by centrifugal
force, . to '.raise thebaic in tbatrquartej,,anid.
givQsistenee IrAirariablaiiHdJtraarids.
So much tropical'teabpasswpver'thBjheat-.
ierand cefder aetoWtheitidrtnleas ;
to make an open sea north of apparently1"
interminable ice islands and mountains..
Ocean currents not less, perhaps, than thoio 1
in the atmosphere,- serve to lessen extremes i
ot beat aud cold over a large part of all
continents and seas. In a few cases, how-
an converse
lens. The illustrations are numerous, well
executed, and valuable aids to tha clear un
derstanding of the text. Commendable
psins have been tanen to avoid purlely tech
nical terms, aad write descriptions in Ian--
guage.'intoliigiWa'-tO"thQ - average-" English
reader-. it is a. very userui work, anaahon
have !a -wide circulation. . - , ' :
. For sala by W. T Berry Si Co.
.Abtiqlk 37. .A Itotnarjce. From tha "French
01 Aaoipnaueiot, by-j. jfurDbu. irnuaaei
phia: J.B.Iiippfncott & Co. T(
The plot, aside from all accidental, con
siderations; is excellent. But the fact that
tha scene'is laid parti v in France and partly:
in America, ana tne ntojina cnaracter .par
takes of both countries, glve3 it a pecqliir
lnterest for an American, But what maks
It extremely curious, Is the race to whici
the. heroine belongs by descent. Sua is riot
4' Creole, but she looks like ono. And the
manner in which the author has eo boldly
, endowed .this beipg, surprisinglyjele'vated to
the -dignity of a.herolno in romance., with
all the qualities of a bawitchlng and. at - the
same tlma tyrannical lady;, js. particularly 1
striking. Tnese considerations, doubtless,
mainly induced Mr. Fnrbishto put the
book in our language. This ha has done
In a very credilable manner. r j
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. words, .by Peter Mark Eojct. EeviBOd and
Edited by Ur. Barnes Sears. Boston: Goald
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The edition of 18731s carefuiry' revise
and enlarged and will no doubt completely
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The mechanical execution of tha volume is
very neat. j
For sale at Wheeler, Marshall & Brace.
The 'Unity op Natujiai. PHEXoaimfA. Porj
ular Science Por the People", from the French
-of ar. Eraile aijey, hy-Thomas' F. Mosesj
Boston: Estes & tianriat.
- This handsome Tolumo Js.No. 1. of a se
ries on the, subject of Physics ,Tbo, "Unity
of Natural PhenbmenaV treats, of the im
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heat, electricity and living ' beings-, set
ting them forth in a very clear, at
tractive manner. Tberccent developments
of science jn regard to those subjects
prove hem to be far the most curious and
interesting-of all natural philosophy; and it
is fortunate that Mr. Saijey has undertaken
to prepare what i? known concerning them
for the general readers. The French know
eminently well bow .to do. this, .and wa
think we can promise any one rare enter
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' Exposition Board.
A meeting of the Excosttlon Board was
"held yesterday, "and the following report was
received ana oraereajinntea: -To
the President and Exposition Board-
There wiffi submit to you my report of re-j
ceipts and expenditures pi our tmru -reposition:
' " .
BnilQlng Committee, nw" . .
"BuiiainB and repairs 57,833 83
Executive.' Committed,' -gen. - . '
eralrannlng-xpense8i....-3,383 Sr - r
T)ecoratIou,JUid amttsementa. 3,203 83
Printing... 7..'. ..'.'? 2,U8 65
Machinery andmotive roweri 1.-983 03
,-Art -136 85.
Horticulture: 41 . ,
MuilC... .'.....A "."1,250 CO
Ga. .4. -606 tQ
insurance.. ............. -140 80 . -
Sundries S2 72 .
owdebt.... ...::.t,.. 0,203 33-527,255 32
Ke'celpta-ftom all sources; ..".....-. 22,474 82
Showing amounts due banks,.. ......81,780 0,
Bills unpaid:
Gar. ; S 750 00 -
Bent of-lot. , . . j i .. -.-1,500 00
Sundry .hills, approximated.. .700.00 2flzasx)
Showing" deflelf 'to . clear up" the
Boaro j not Including interest due
the.hankfy whi h may. be increased- -
or.dlmrnifihed.by the .hills which
hRTe "not been prgeented, and which
aro above approximated.-.........;." S7,730 BO
. J. L. Weaklet, Treasurer.
We have examined the above statement
pf .J. Ii. Weakley, Treasurer, and find it to
be .correct, and.supported.by proper, vouch-
crS.c Tha. approximation of amount of . un
paid accounts we nellevo.So.be as. accurate
as it can now be made. , .
., . - M. B.H6wrELt,
.-- -1.6 JJax.F..Doktchk
, iPermisslon was crafated-ilaj. Robbtouse
.the Exposition building In. putting .-up-- his
road.wagon, , which wul be -completed, in
about tea days.i
lessjs. Weakley,, Davias, Campbell,
J?featcher andJDortchiwere appointed acpm-,
: . ' - 1 1 .1 1 1. 1 . . . e
having, a" 'grand prcnienadb concert at the
Exuosition hnilding. , j j T
It was tha unanimous expression of the'
iioardtnat another -Exposition should bo
held. . . .
A Card from tho Iamo 3IilIor. .
To ,tflo. Union nd Americanr
Xearning that a portion cf my remarks ,
at urn, Chattanooga depot, on last baturda?
flection jon my Irish. fellow-citizens, 1 desire
fn stafA PTnptlv tuliaf. THM kstt. T E!rl lhtft1
it had been reported to me that-all of the
negroes and Dutch -were for .Kerchaval; but
a visltto tb'e-.Ninth Ward convinced mo
that my German friendahad been misrep
resented I had, also been, told ,that the
Jrish and, negroes-wero for Koicheval; but I
,was bappy to.findlbatmy Irish friends had
alsc-been misrepresented, j.
.ily .object in speaking io them was to
conyinca those wha opposed me, of. their
error, if IJconld.in-order that we might lock
shields. Tbis being the case, I cordd not
have been guilty of tho insjmb policy of in
sulting ttemfortbat would have defeated
111" very object I bad. in view. I was tha
frjand of tbe.Irishman when ii was worth
something to ba their friend, and. without
hypocrisy .1 say I am still their .friend. Of
JjjsU descent myself, I Jcnaw something' of
tjiajrhlstory. .Jt.was JohnMcCana who
spurred death, with tha immortat Emmet
nd,o'.hes.. It was.Anthony McCann, who,
while. an exile in Hamburg for his devotion
to. ixi (.country furnished,, CampbaJ, the
Irish . bard,-, with the inspiring thoughts
wjdeh .culminated in that sweet, Irish bal
lad, the.Exila.f Erin. In fact, if I bad
time andispace, I, could, show them that few
names are mora closely interwoven in
Iritb, history ioau that of McCann. These
misrepresentations come from .the. pam-
pered members who fatten 00 tba people's
money. They, arothe men who, if they find
a man. tqo bqnprable.to ba.a fellow gleanir
of.ibg.spoijsj.lien faction's;, fickle sweep
the. public iwealth, lift up their angiy voices
to.the, crowd and breathe around their pes
tilential breath until yirtat's, self is taiuted
by tho touch. Jho. J. McfjAifif.
; ;ai)1)1jess op iiem0bbi. '
Foar Tears AgoUWbe'Caaied tho Ca
lamlty ? Kercrteval Repveaoatts tpb.
Connty or Lincoln The First Fran
chise Xw TUc'SeeOHa -Fraactiiso
law-Xae Tlilril Fraachlso IiBW
Tbe ifoarlU FraHCblsS I.aw KeroU
eval'D lienlai atwtronolliaM 1'ollCe ,
Tbe Alden. eglsiratlqH Selzaro jof
. i Korclicval Srspouslblo for; lit
all-Carjpet Basins in tbe south
Tbo Parijose Iioou ;at It Kerch.
oval'8 iionrse as Kayor Morris
Courao as Hayop City " Iinirov'eV
mcnls MoxrJsHftt, , Opposed to Iru
proyeihonts "Heyr Waters-works-!
SoweraRO Qther ImproTements-l
- Cna rges Conclusion. - I
Zellow Citizens of Nashville - .'
Wheh.I'was Installed In the office, of May
or "of Nashville, four years ago that Is; in
October, 18C9, the -dtyuAvas involved, in
troubles and.danger? TThlcnrera.ilttle',, leb
tbarj appalling. "TherB were judgmenls
then already rendered months before, add
remainingunsatisfied on tbe dockets of taes
various magistrates 01 trna city, acainst;ine
corporation, amounting to $133,000. The
mtniber-ot theaa-jadgmfints. ffai-wit' Tesi
than 300.
There were, .besides' thesis, tinsatlsfiad
ludemonts for. several-thousand 'dollars on-
-the deket of tho Circuit Conrttof Davidson
county. ' .
Theie.was.a judgment for $25,000, wHch
had been standing for a year on Uio'docketr
of. the Federal CdbrU -
On the "same docket -there' "were judg--meets
standing, unsatisfied wbiebnad been
rendsred in May, 18B9,'and which were.
final,"am6u"n0ng to about' $30,000 - Exe
cutions: Issued nDob'tlie'sa, Judgments.' were-
levied on opr school houses, and Jols, and
upon neany ail tne otner real estate oe
loncin to'the city, and the wopeftv tbas
s6ld.l r J
In the same court were some twelve,
jrtdgments, amonnting together Xo more
than S60,000, rendered in May, 1809, on
which motions1 were" pending for new trials.
,. 'In" all, there wero judgments nutstand
ing against the city for about $250,000.1
Suits also were pending against the cor
poration in tbe various courtsrand naw
suits being brought; almost dally, for thou
sands'and tens-'Of thousands. And tlje
prospect was, that in tha FederaL'Cout
Judgments wnuldne rendered against the
city, Within the then next ensuing le
-weess, tor many large aurns.
JSxecntions'w.ero neing issued Irom tne
magistrates'.courts,as "well-as from the Fed
eral Court, and levied on the persbnaTpnj--perty
of the city, especially upon the en
gines, equipments, and horses of tha Fife
Department, and the horses and carts of the
Street Department.- The prospect was that
the-property of the city would.be jrufaiously
sacrificed,-and tha$,; tne i city .would .be-deprived
of tho.mean of keeping its streets
in eyon passab'.e conditiqri, and of-prp'.ect-Irig
the property' of the people from tbe rav
ages of fire. ' ' ' "
' We had.a dissatisfied' population ln,.our
midst, some of it. fit for incendiarism or an
kind of outlawry. j
.We had a police for our protection ir
which tha people had little or bo confidence ,
IbeMETEOPOLiTAN Police "placed over
the city against the will and earnest protes
tations of its inhabitants $y the vote of mp
competitor and other member ' of the
Brownlow Legislature.. ' ' ' "
A portion of our white population was
then still disfranchised, and debarred, al
participation in public aflfalrs, under the-(Zt4
franchtsing laws voted for in theHrovmlow
Legislature by my present competitor. j
The credit of the city corporation waB
utterly gone. The money in the treasury
was a mere trill?; and the cream of the
current taxes for the municipal year had ,
been already collected under -the 20 per
cent, discbunt offered by- the Ilsceiver, unj
der tha order of the Chancery Conrt. I
The city was involved in debt to an amount
exceeding 2,000,000, of which say three
fourths was floating debt, due -and unpaid,
dets on which judgments were already
obtained; debts in suit; and debts on which
the city was liable to be sued at any tima
and on which suits were rspiuiy Dein;
-mtft rnt!svn Tma'rAT.lwtTf-1
The body of this million and a half or
more of floating debt had been, ere 'ted by
the Alden administration; aad that admi-.
riiatration.had been forced upon the peopla
of Nashville by various unlawful and wick
ed means chiefly by the. measures adopted
by tha Brownlow Legislature, and'vpted
for by Mr.lCercltetal, my competitor, as a
member of that Legislature.
The Legislative measures to which I
lude, were tha several franchise Jaws and
the militia law. For all of these oppressive
and wicon'stltutionul measures my competi
tor noted, as well as for the, Metropolitan
Police law befotejeferred to.
It will bo remembered that by tha amend
ed - constitution of 18C5, ,the Legislature
-which should first assemble under it was
empowered to fix the qualifications of voters
and tbe limitations of the Elective Fran
- It. will .be further remembered, that the
Legislature which should first assemble un-
.der. tbe. amended constitution was gotten
up by tha .convention which concocted the ,
amendment; .that it was pretended' to be
elected on ke general ticket planj.aud that
my 'compatitf r, Mr.Kercbeval, at that time
a resident cf ,Nashville, was "elected" to
represent the peopla of Lincoln county in
the House.
It- will be further remembered, that thi3
first Legislature passed a Franchise Law on
the Sihof June, 1865,--which -was intended ,
to disfranchise the great body cf tbe-people
of tha State. Tbe Bill passed its final
reading in tha House, June 2, 1605, Jlfr.
JTercAeraf tofinsr inllie.aJfirmatiTie (House:
Journal of 1865, page 228:) .It was under
this Lawthat certificates wre .issued fcy
the County 'Court Clerk; arid under it we
bad here what .was known a3 the Lindsley
Nichotor Nat. Trimble Registration.
It will ba further remembered - that this
first franchise law .was not bad enough to
satisfy thorough Radicals, of my competi
tor's kind; and tbo's&me Legislature again,
on the 3d of May, 1856, passed another,
more stringent franchise" law more de
grading and' humiliating, to the people dis
franchising all who had been previously
granted certificates; and, " requiring all a to
comb again to a'cdmmlssioner.appouite'd by
'the Governor, and get. new' certificates.
This sScond'frinchiso law, while pending
before the Legislature; created so much In?
dignatioh"even in that body, that it yearly
broke 'np; the .Assembly," .reducing both
Hauses'foi'a long time "below a quorum.
Time and time again as the second fran
chise law put upon- its final" reading for
passage in the House -of Representatives;
and upon the count it would bo found'that
there was no quTum present. On thesd oc
casions (when present) my competitor stoop
by this bill of oppression, voting for its.pas
sage. (See Housa Journal 1865-6, ppvi7&,
3S3.) :It pasBerl its" finaT reading lri the
House of Representatives April 12, 1866,
Mr. Kercheval voting for its passage. "(See
House Journal 1665-'6, 'p. 425.) Under
this law we hadin this county-what' wa3
known as the Dorris' registration? '
It will be further remembered, .that even
tbls.ee.cbnd franchise, law; did not satisfy
ihatLegislatureand it again, on tha.25th
of February, 1807,-passad a tbird.francnisa
law whichconfinued ti& disfranchisement
of the ibhite people in all its rigor and, en
fraochised the blacks. This bill passed Mts
final rcsdingin the House,. Feb C,. 1S67j
Jlfr. JZercheval voting in., ihe affirmative.
(Housa Journal, lS6Cr7, p. 243. - -
4 'Jiai It should potjbe ifirgot,ten,,Vha even
all" this did not satisfy my competitor, and
his associates in the.Legislatute. Thecom
troj of the City, Government of jtha'.CapiU
City of tbo State, was desirable' .as pfjering
opportunity .'for carpet-bag. .plunder. ilr.
Mullins offered .a bill to set aslda tba, jegis,
tr'atfon'ia the county .of Davidson, and", diaj
franchise fp'r th, third time those who had
received! certificates under , the. Dorris.regis
tratfon, its well as all. others; and require
them tocome to anewappoi.ntee ofJJrown
low for certificates. Tliis (ippaUiteejoaS; the
notorious Alden. Tbe act ajao assumed
to empower the Governor to, set aside, the
registration", of any.othef cbunf-yjit hlsimera
pleasure, disfranchise, all jits voters, and
order a new registration. I, understand
that "tha Supreme C.purlidecided this, act to
bo unconititutionsl;, and i requires no
lawyer to discern its utter infamy. It put.
tha power in tha hands of one man, the
-Governor; to-'disfranchls'e tbajople:of any
county In 'the; diate., indee'd all Jhe peo
ple of Mtfri "counties of tM State, by Jiis
simpla f rjoclamatlon.r Lethim .jl.eDy, who
will, that this Bill was,, infajiotjs. .Let
my "competitor deny the infamy pfthis.act,
if he will, or apologize for it as a Moar
measure? passed in 1867, two years after
the closa of the war. lie dare not defend
tt, orcapologUeforitiandye't he voted, fox.
iL. It passed tile Souse Marchl,lml,
Mr. Xercheval voting in Hie affirmattfa
(See House Journal of 1866-7, p. 391.) 1
- - In mv' -las't nnblic discussion with .Mr.
Jjereheval, I understood him todeny '3aving
icast three ynte's as charged' above. If ho
understood what he was doing, sucn uemai
only makes ihe thing-worst. He cannot have
forgotten that ha cast such votes; and above
give the dates and tbepages ot thfc journ
al which verify myjtatemants.
Hi-. Kercheval had also voted for the
Metropolitan- Police Bil, -April 30 1860;
(House Journal of IBO0-0, p. ana to
applfits.provisibns to Nashville, M3y 14,
I860; (House Journal of 1865-0, p.-549)
It was well unders'tood'that the Act. was"
.intended to put the control of the city Ijnto
tha hands 01 the creatures, and .loiioers pi
Brownlow. Bat it .- will bo Temembered
'that! he-Me'tropblitan Police was restrained
byjojunctlon; and s'dthls device failed, of
its intended purpose, and tbejast -act .of dis
franchisement thus became necessary to
enablo the associates of my competitpr to
seize upotUhe City Government.
Now the peopla Of Nashville csn hardly
have.forgOtten.tbo scenes, which followed
thls-ffttrd "disfranchisement .of the white:
voter3; jind tha cotempowrieous -enfranchisement'
bf the blacks by the:
votes, of .Mr. Kercheval and his .asso
ciates. Brownlow appointed Major Aldajn
.Commissioner of Registration, who opened
an oflico in the summer, at a point on ilia
side of Capitol Hill where the sun shone
the, hottest. Tho commissioner's office
was generally surroundetLby the newly en
franchised voters of color; And the lately
disfranchised white man was baffled in his
effort to get bis name registered, and a. cer
tificate thereof, by maoy disgusting divices
endtrickj3. ' .... -
.Alden, the Commissioner, soon became 'a .
candidate for Mayor, and tho registration
was run to elect him. I was myself at .the
time a member of tbe City Council. The
city authorities saw what was, coming: ami
the purpose of it; and foresaw that .Aldeb
aiid his associates would soon put tha.city"
on the road to ruin. We took legal advicf ;
and our counsellors were'of opinion that tqe
charter election should not -bo held under
-the Franchise Law, but, under tha charter
of tbe -city, which latter pr$
scrlred the qualification 'of voters. They
also held, as the Supreme Court afterwards
decided, that the act getting aside the regis
tration of the county., of Dayidsqn, passed
by Kercheval and his associates, was. uncori-
stilutiopal and void; and that" therefore ail
who held Dorris certificates conld vote
-They also held that the-existing Board of
Aldermen still hai the power to appoint
officers to hold the election. But the .Com
missioner of Registra'ion himself appointed,
officers to hold tha election, and Brownlow
came out in a proclamation as Governor,
sustaining tho Commissioner, and. forbid
ding a. lawful election. r j
The people whTaleo' remember how this
Oppressive "and tyrsnnicjl usurpation of
Brownlow was heloed out hy another act cjf
his Legislature, for -which- my competitor,
Mr Jxerchevdl, voted. Brownlow could not
hve controlled the city by" a proclamation.;
but ho had a military force at his command,
ready to do his bidding. Wo called it
"Browlow's Militia." Brownlow and Kerj
cheval and their associates used to call these
organized outlaws the "State Guard." Even
Brownlow's Legislature wa3 reluctant ti"
give him this military force, to be made up,
as it would be, of the offal of tbo lately dis
banded Federal army. Butan "Act to orr
ganiza a State Guard," etc., was passed ,
Feb. 20,--lS&7- It passed the House on its
final reading Feb. 19 Mr; Kercheval voting
In Vie affirmative. (House Journal 1866-Tk
p. 301.) '
Under this "State" Guard Law," the nof
tprious Joe Blackburn was encamped oij
the confine) of the city, in command of a
body of cavalry. This was through the in
strumentality of my competitor, and by the
aid of htevote.
I need not rehearse how our people were!
throttled by military outlawry their rep-i
resantatives driven from tbe city hall, and
the city subjected for near two years toi
plucder.nntil the courts interfered to pre-
4vent irreparable" raischief,.and appointcu a.1
Receiver, tnesa tning3 are iresn in tne
memory of the people. But I insist thaty
my. competitor is responsible, for all theset
ihingsr Without the unconstitutional and,
tyrannical measures for .which Mr. Eerche
yal yoted la tha Legislature, the villainies,
of which I have been speaking could not,
have been consummated. The acta." for
which ho voted were thamselvea outragesi
upon the people outrages upon our city.
Iheyteere intended lo bring about Uie re-
suit ichich was. accomplished by'Jliem. I
mean the.robUng.oftlie people by a worth-'
less lot of adventurers. If Mr. Kercheval
was too feeble minded to understand
this when ha was in tbe Legislature, sup
porting all those tricked measures by.his
votes.,. is he.sjrong enough to perform, the
iuties'pf-.Mayoi? If he'dftl understand it,
is he worthy of any place of trust or hon-,
I cJiarge Mr, Kerclieval, then, upon the
.record, with having done all.wiUiin his pow
er to plunge the city into that ruin in ichich 1
my administration found, it; and. from
which, my, administration restored it in
three years, I. do not claim for. myself all
the honor of restcring the city from its ruin;
but for my administration, and for those
who contributed to rescue the city govern
ment from tho; hand of the spoiler, and to
"place and continue' my administration in
power for three years foTlhese I do, claim
this honor. ,1 only claim to share .that hon
or wi'h my associates.
IVhy do I make this charge so prominent
against Mr. Kerchevali The,. time .was,
fellow citizens, when a man who could" pur
sue the political cours which my compat'
lor has followed, was regarded ag a public
enemy. ''He'wTfs'hot irieralf 'distrusted and
hated from a natural feeling of resehtmpnt
by tbe victim j of his oft repeated acts of
di8fr;nchisonieht and oppression. It is all
ther better If .our vengeance he forgotten,
and even an oppressor forgiven. But the
distrust with whlclrwlse men fegarded and
still regard mien' politicians, is'bbrn of a
deep seated 'conviction bf their 'utter want
of good prin6iples? '
Uan'wo bbliev'etbat'mantono. K6nest In
his intentions, who will thriit' disfranchise
the best of his fellow tltiz 'ils' lit whose
midst'nb-hvliving who 'have' 'treated "htm
kindly wh6 have'd0ne him no harm? Ia
his heart in th8' right place that man who
will not only rob-his fellow-citizens of their
'dearest political rights, but "at tha Same time
humiliate them by enfranchising ove.r their
heads their termor elaves? It Is well enough
for ns to forget tbe feelings which embitter
ed our hearfcra few years agd when we'saw
the-best educatddj-tbe, m'oH npribt: 'the
incst honorable", the most ptirS aye, the
taost gray-rraade'd and venerable of otfr
citizens excluded from tho right to hdld
office; while tha blacks and the Very worst
class of white prowling adventurers' voted
and wero elected to office. ' But it Is: verv
unsafe to forget the men "Who,"; lonfj lafter
the war was over, fastened thee manacles
upon the people's limbs. 1
and thaJi purpose-was,. io pat prowlingpol
itical .adventurers into places of power, for
the. plundering of Iho peopla. That is
what ashankrupted the most of the Southern-States,
since the war. Tho carpet-bag
State, anil-municipal governments in tbe ro
conatructediitafes have piled np,the.public
debt,byjrijlli6ns, and acores of millions, un
til in. many plice3 the, taxes amount to a
practlcalconfiscalion of estates; and. yet
the public, improvements. by uch?pendL
turef a.mpunt.to nothings .The. moniy is
einbezze. The Alden. administration in
Nashyiiie, which left us. in a condition of
prostrate ruin, was a part of tha
same f system.. The. act of-.. tha
Legislature setting aside the Registration of
the.county of,, Davidson.. abo Metropolitan
Police Law, and Brownlow'a dyjilitis Law
for all of which my compelilonvoled, were
infendetf to do for Nashville the work which
they did 4q, in forcing.ua undsr tbcrnlaof
the Alden administration. It was a part of
the system of plunder" which has been car
ried on over the South. I charge my earn
petitor with active, intelligent participation.,
in this great public-wrong. As a candidate
now Tor the office of Mayor, it Is - my duty,
as J- eeJti to expose this record of my
cpmpetitor to-tbe public view.
LooVat this record, fellow cilizens, and
tben.if vou prefer Mr.-Ke:cbeval to me for
the great tiust oHhe "Mayoralf y, vote for
himl " f
I will not dwell upon at length and in de
tail. -He has been much restrained, aa he
himself confesses, by tbe fact that a majori
ty bf the Boards are pppbssd to him. The
aiuermenand uounciimen. hold him, in
some measure, in check,' JS'ut enough has
been-developed In one short' year, to sh6w
that Mr. Kerqheval's sympathies hjs heart
and soul are still with tha same class iof
'men -with' whorii ha voted in the Legisla
ture, and who held office with Alden. ,
. - " MY OWN COURSil
as Mayor for three years, has been before
the people fordis.cussion bo much, thatj I
will not examine it again at length. I will
refer torlt briefly: Turn again in yobr
minds- to tbe:condition of city affairs" when
I was inaugurated In 1869, as set out In 'tho
beginning of this address. -Starting from; a
polnttif embarfassuent so deep;we quickly
rescued the persbnal prbnertv of tho citv
" the" property of its-Fire Department and of
i'sbtreet uepmmenl from the hands bf
tha Sheriff.
We redeemed the real estate w"hicbr, was
sold the. Public School Houses and
grounds, and other real e3tafe of the city.
There were four or five hundred suite
and judgments hanging over the city, (my
"Hilf amilliqn and a million of dollars.
These were managed jn a manner so satis
fiCU ry that many of pur people now have
littVidea that wo were ever in danger.- Tbe
lab , tho anxious watching, and tba skill,
wbicn-wrought out our . deliverance from
such danger, were not much displayed in
The floating debt of at least a million and
a half has been nearly all paid off. or fund
ed. - '
In threo years wo'paid offof tha floating
debt in cash, about $623,500. ;
In the same time we funded df tbe float
ing debt in bonds at-par $500,000. . '
.In tha same time we decreased the public
debt by-discounting the floating debt winch
we'-Bettlad about $275,000. .
So that wa settled, of Iho floating debt
6out $1,400,000, in three years, leaving
but a comparatively small sum to be settled.
were kept up during this - time, and rdrrje
new improvements-made; and.nowfor the
first time..slnce. the city. wasrfes.cu from
the hands of Mr.Kerccavil'i poiiiicaJ associ
ates, is tbo" city in a condition ttflcfalcirje
questip'd p'f lmproyementa'ln thafcBat
for the economy, cf the past fo wryeais--6!
for t hevolicv and economyofmUthreevedrs' ,
administration it-wouTcCbe idle td talf of
tbe city rebevoa or its eaozmonsnnevbus of
floating-debt with the entire public debt'
so greatly reduced say"$900,OCO ltss than
wnen i rWras installed as jaayor nndertnesa
circumstancas the public heart: beats more
hdpefully, and'tha paopie talkrof imprqye
What I am: opposed to is areckles3 dis
regard Qf .economy Ifl the nrakingof Im
provements. I am opposed, to wasting thB
public means, so that we .part .with our
-moneyruin, our credit, confiscate our prop
erty, ana una ourseive3" witnout mo im
provements at last- The kind of men with
whom my competitor has consorted in his
past political history, and with whom he-associates
at the present; is the kindto'fyise
a great pretense of public, improvement;
but I am satisfied that my . own associates
in public" life of the paiit and present are
much safer tnen.to bo intrusted by.Uiapeq
ple with the execution of any public enter
prise. jTha- people' seem to demand.
.new waterworks ,
or a material Imprpvemenlrtn 'the old, "tb
'supply the people with .pure " clear
water, ieven at the highest points in the city
It is desirable that the supply should, bfe
more aburidan't and the'presVure greater,
that it may be utilized in tbe extinguish
ment of fires without tha help of erigines
This, it Is thOnghtTwbuld dimmish tha exr
p.ense of tha Fire Department, and reduce
the rate of insurance all over the pity Ho
thW desirablo improvement may be inad
'within the means arid capacity of the city
toatls the problem to be wrbugh out 6y
the next administration. .There is a field
broad enough for the display of follyand
corruption, and of prudence and bonestyi
The people also demand a better system of
There ought to be a general system of
mala sewers constructed, and the minor,
drains and sewers should be directed into
these. The sinks and closets which now!
poison tbe air we breathe, and disgust ns'
Withtlielr lumes, snquid pa. wasned .Wltn
water from the city's works. Drainsshould,
be'undergronud, and so constructed sir not
to emit tbetr gases-.- "But here is another1
f t I . ... itr, . t
neiu lor tmproviueui; uipeuuiiure. ucab.
tha'people want isl'not tha fattening of con-;
tractors and officials, and of go-betweans; .
but tjjey-want the system- of -sewers " con
structed in a suitable -manner, and for a
reasonable-outlay; If the people -wish to
ca'Hhe associate of Alden, or any of them,i
into power, and commit to their care thei
execution of these great enterprises lha
will of tho people be donel
What I havo said of Tvaterworks and of
sewers, is.sRplIcable to $3 ..various other1
Improvements called for. It has been at-i
tempted to ere te" prejudice against me in
the surbu bin wards of the city, by the
charge that I have been, and am opposed to
improvemerits. This cbarga might, as well
be made against tha very test. men cf the
Bo'ards which served tha p'opla. with me,
as to be made against me. As .against, thein'
I should not hesitate to.pron.ounce. speb a,
cbarga imgraleful; because it. was .their
hard lot to serve the propla through a term
of darkness and depression, where it was
jlmpossibla to expend anyoonslderable mon
ey upon Improvements. Tbey so, wejl, man
Hged your atTairsthat now tha corporation
begins to fcqifdt, add, tq think . of improve
merits. 1 Is it bestjo" ctst the.se men aside
now, anil take untried men? pr jratfier, Is
If net wiser to intrust to just tle same kind
bf men'tha jjrojbctloii and making of your
'improvements? .
The charges against ma which, have-been
made, in this canvas, are much the same as
those made acdan&weted years ago. I will
.refer to one charge, as a sample of all. My
competitor charges me with employing
Judge Cooper "for $15,000, to attend to
about fifteen lawsultsctc." Tha chargo
is mado in so vague a manner that perhaps
I have not stated It in tho exact terms used.
Answer.- l.Th3 Finafica Committee
unanimously recommended, the, contract
and made it; and both boards unanimously
approved it. 2. The contract embraced
nearer five hundred cases, probably mora
than five hundred, in absolutely all the
courts, from a Justices Court. In. Nashville
to tha Snpreme (Jourt of the. United
States. 3. The cases , Involved be
tween $5O0T,OOO and Sl,0tf0,000; and were
so conducted as to drive tho litigants and
other claimants' standing on similar fcotlng
into compromises by which the city, was
enabled to pass off $500,000- bonds at par,
and to discount tho claims" about $275,000.
4. At SfTffyiiayF wheri-rompfalnTs were
first heard in the City Council succeeding
tha ono which made this contract, Judge
Cooper promptly proposedto rescind it, re
ceive compensation'' for 'so much as had
been performed, and hand over the busi
ness as the Council might -order. But the
City Council, though urged to do io,-"would
not entertain the proposition, .nor. were any
more complaints of that contract over
heard in Ihe Council.
The election is within a few days Sat
urday next. Last year my friends, through
overrconfidence, suffered me to.be defeated.
Trac, there were tbrae candidates two
Conservative and ono Itadical and It Is
also no doubt' true, that Mn Kercheval. was
electee by fraud, it these, would 'not
have defeated me, bad my friends not been
over confident.
There is danger this year otber tfcan that
which is caused by over-confidence. .My
competitor and his friends hava iriada a
greafeffort, and- have partially concentrated
various heterogeneous classes against "inc.
Witbbnt.a' vigilant and determined eflbrtoil
thepart'Of-TOy-fftends frouv-now to the
clcsiDg of tbe polls, tha danger of our be
ing again defeated Is Iinmirent.
K. J. Morris.
Sept. 23, 1873.
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Tbe Barat Dlstrlet-TVert End--Hot-BpHrs
TUe.TeancMCo Ceatrnl JFalr.
CorrespondenceTSf tho ilnioiraaO Anrlcari.
Mubfeeesboro, Sept. 2. Again tha
fall' season introduces Itself, witti chilly
nights aud warm npdriclays, usually pecu
liar to the.preseni'month. t)ar town is pn
the "go-ahead," and the prospectus for nw
buildings and other improvements' is out
at last, much to tha gratification .of all, as
the burnt district present ra'.her si fo'orn
appearance. The Masons ha?e already de
cided upon erecting a temple lu thai 'section,
and thelrener7 will no rdoubt act as ' a
summus to o'.ccrs.
Murfreesboro, like London,.ha3 its - West
End, and Saturday, tha "big clay" prevailed
as usual, always centering on- the "Wast
End" In darkr and clrea y-lockins
masses, . constituting lira . curiosi
ties; We- don't : near helieve
that any other town or city In tbe State can
boast of such a show, and eo much of it
ona a week. Three or four independent
fromTCanrloti "cdtm'ty,Tast young mountaih
eers, visited tha boro' wfth a view to buy
ing' it out and thoroughly renovating during
the past- week: After keeping things lively
ioranignuor two, ana-maiang liberal dp
notions to the. corporation at tha Recorder's
office, by way of pay'ng for sleeping accom
modations at ma caiaooose,tnoyoung mood)
wound up "their fun" by stealing a little
nigger-and making off for their native Alpine-hills.
- .--. . - '
will, in a few days, ba jn full blast. Flvery
body seems to think that they'll be there,
and the prospect fora success Is mora en
couraging thin for several years past.
All Have an eye to the coding-Fair,
when, they bnyr -and when thy
It -VT-.L . , L . W- t- Jm. . 1
eeu. - new omnia uiuai, us uau,. loiugs gai-
ten up in honor of expected guests; and
such another cleaning vp; and turning
round, is to be seen only In cae of wett
dlngs,'or The Fiir. It is in fact, "ibe
event of tha dayt" and reminds one bf
what fourth of July used to be, enly evey
party do their own ''barbecuing." It'atha
biggest picnic of all; and everybody is cor
money freely,
ested in the exhibitions than usual, and tba
signs indica e more blooded stock; sleek
cattle, fat swine, fine produce of every des
cription, and extra baautifuL things in tHe
Floral Hall than has been shown at any
time previous.. , Florence.;
: '. ,
Correspondence.of he-Union, and American, j
Deason's School House. SeptM9.
Fodder is-about all pulle'd that will be. The
dryL'wealher Injured It coneidejably. To
bacco is very much Injured, first by the dry
Weather and second by tha worms which
have been mora numerous this year than
pverinowrr before. We have had no rain
for six weeks or more, hence you may sup
pose tha corn is cut short; The schools' a'e
-progressing rapidly in our county, ( Oa
8ept;iu JNorman .uixon, colored, died ratn
er mysteriously. He bad the nlzht previous
billed a sheep and ate largely thereof
Tourcorresrririfce33rnlnel bim shortly
after his death and pronounced it poison.
Jessie Cunnindism" fell off his horsa last
Saturday, and never spoke or moved af:erj-
wards, havicg died shortly alter tbe fail.
Tha fever 13 raging in our county at pres
ent, and seems to ba very obstinate. Dip:
theria is also prevailing, with flux and pen
tussis. . IndusI
From tHe Jlempfils Aralancbe, Sept. 22. j
Sargeant Mlka Dea yesterday morning
arrested' Abe Bro'wn,'a negro, on tli8 cbarga
of shooting with. Intent to. kill. It. seems
that a party of negroes had bean playing
car.ds.all night I at Coleman Thomas' saloon,
corner DfSoto and Madison streets, among
whmaanIiraSfltffa1ukey7 who had
a large roll of money; This Abo was very
deslrotrjtsf possessing", and" even "went scj
far as to cut tha old man's pecket with tha
intention of robbing hfm. Tha job was,
bungingly parformedi. and did not provd
successful. A':e's failure excitedtba. ire.of
hiipal,.Ed2Wocds, whobauled off and
knocked- the buDgler flat. Picking himself
up Abe went hunting shot gun, but not
finding one .compromised on a revolver, wittj
which he-returned to Thomas'.', where(ba
at onca-proceede'dtb lnaugurttte.a;flrst' class;
Christinas or Fourth of July, .turning by
pistol loose in the most reckless msnneri
For-acting thus Abe w'as locked up, while;
Ed;-madebl3 escape, . j
A-Khode'Iseand blackstnith has stic
ceeded In changing tha gait of a pacing
horse'to thatbl a trotter, by simply fasten-:
ing an extra pair1, of shoes heavier than;
usual to the' fore -foot whenever bd wauts(
the horse to trot, and taking. them. off jl&
all other times. ' The sudden change ofj
weight- on hi3 fcro-feet forces tha horso to
chango' his gait,...
Sharp-birds, rooks and .'rows are. Ini
Mumcb; where several ca"es of -cholera oc-i
curfedV these birds, which before flew about)
the steeples and thronged thu streets of thei
public promenaaesriave eiiemigraieo: ana
mg the cholera eeasens of 1S36' and 1854.
The fact If it be a fact may be worth
noting: -" '
, -A Good 'Xlilns- Duly Appreciated.
Ko-beneaelalTerolntion-e7er goes backward;',
aha this .maxim Is 'as Invar-libla In msdlcino as
io politics. Tho advent of Hostetter' Stomach
Blttera, t-vrenty-two years ago, produced a revo-
lntlonln' the' -.treatment qC 'a largo class of all-,
menta. and that rovolatlan has ever since been
In "theall tide of successful experiment' if.
that tide h.M bome tne proprieurs or wo cele
brated vegetable specific "on to fortune,'' it Has
also borne thousands of human beings, -who wero
languishing under the effects of disease, weak
npdhopeless, out of the depths of despondency
into the paradise of health and cheerfulness. It
is. no exaggeration to say, nai. uw vigur, mo
rcsularitv of habit of body, tie good appetlto
and perfect dlcestion, acqutrcdTinder tho opera
tionof this unequalled tonic and corrective, mul
titudes of people in every walk of lire, -who had
been vainlv nhvslcked in the usual WAV. owe tho
blSalngs of renewed health and .the prpspect of
prolonged ii$t, jt"f ucuu v
tno eneccs Ol x,rrors auu Auuwa iucmij iuc
Manhood restored, lmpeaimonra io juaraago
removed. New method ot tieataent. New and
j-etnarlablo remedies. Bouks and Circulars sent
free Jn sealed envelopes. Address HOWAKD
-ASSOCIATION, No. 2 Scutb, Ninth etreet,
Tiiiartlnhl!. Pa., an mstitnliori.liavlne. a. high
raputatlon for honorable con'dycX and profes-
lonal, skill. JJ USw3m spddp
iCaitijiges. Md Baggie.
Sueeessor to Powers & Hunt fn-ths'Oarriag
business, has removed his Sales Room
from No. 7G N. Market street to
No. 109 North Marltet Street
two-doors below the old factoryy where he win bo
pleased to see all tho patrons of the old firm and
all his friends generally in want of a fine Buggy
or Carriage.
I- .have now on hand the mot splendid assort
ment of Buggies, Baronches, Charlottes, -Standing-Top
Democrats, Longfellow Rockawys, BIs
marcks, Sulkljs, Spring Wagons and Carryalls;
Also just received, the most elegant Circular
Front Family Coach ever offered lor sale In
Also, one fine light second-hand Brett, good as
new; one second-hand-Hack, In thorough repair;
and ATariety of second-hand Buggiea and Bar
onches, all ot which I will sell at low-ratei
Tam now pi-epar'ed'td do all ktaUs or Carriage
Repairing promptly und at reasonable rates, or
build iiret-clasa work to order. .
I have still in ray-employ all the Une3t work
men or Powerg'&rHufit," among other
Mr. JOHN F. IN Q ALLS, Body-Maker.-
T Mr. WUW. BOGUS, Trlmnur. .
Mr. JOHN A. SIURKIN, Painter. , t ., ,
All under the supervision of my former partner,
air. W. H. HUNT, as ijUperhttenflsntand Sales
man i '
All repairing shouM bo sent to thp Sales Room,
No. 109 il.lilarkef sf., and it will be attencled to
promptly. M. POWERS.
jnh2 eod7m
dially invited to, come and nave a gcqd
time; -see what's to be seen, and spend yodr
, The cit'xens tre more intr-
l3asubstltoteJlir.Soap for all house
hold purposes, except washing clothes.
fOTcleag'y6urtoa9e, wKl save the
labor of ono doane?. Givo It a-trlaU
for windows! 13 better than. miUng orj
Wal er. .Noxpnioyin cnrtiliu and cir-j
pets. -
cleans Paint-axHt-SVood; in fact, tho
entire house.'better than Soap. No
Blopning. Saved labor Xoacan'jt ar
' 'lord to bo without it:
for Scouring Knives, is betterjand
cleaner than Bath Brick. "Will not
is better than Soap and Sand for Pj1
iahing Tinware. Brightens without
Scratching. - - ' '
Polishes Brass and Copper utensils bet--'
ter than Acid or Oil and Kotten Stone.
for Wasbing'IMshaa.antf Glassware, Is
invaluable. Cheaper than Soap, zn -n 1
removes Stains fromMarblo Mantles,""
Tables- and Statuary, from hard-flnlsh-J
ed walls, and from chlnaand porcelain.
removes Stains and Grease from Car
pets and -other woven fabrics.
There is no one article Knotraihat
will 'do so. many kfnds of worlcanil
do li as well as Bapolto. TryiU
a new aa1 wondsrfully eSecbvo
Toilet Soap, having no equal in
this country or abroad.
. as an article for the bath, txeach
rii3 the foundation" -of-all lairt,
" opens the' pores, and gives a
healthy actios and brilliant tint
',."',.- to the skin.
Cleanses and beautifies thfl'Skin,
- .instantly rcraOTlng any stain or
blemish from both hands and face.
hand S AP OLIO
is without a rival rn the-world for
r- s curing or preventing roughness
and chapping of either hauds'or
removes Tar, Pitch, Iron ordnk
i i'ji' Stains and urease; lor workers In
Mac&jne snops, aiinej, eic-v is
f . ,- , invaiuatue. x ac uuing uia axm
white ana sott, and gtvingto it a
s ! . Vbtoom. of beaoty," it 1, unsur
passed bj-any Coiinetlc knowsL
costs 10 to 15 cents per cake, jrnd
t ' everybody should have-'lt. You
will like It.
Don't Fail to Try These Goods.
Bay lt oryonr merchant If be bas It
or -will procure It for yon. If not, tben
write for .oar Pamphlet, 'Ali abbot
Sapollo," and It irlll be mailed free.
20 pars pi.xce, nr. t.
Wanted to Exchange.
81,500 cash , for a lot in EdgeSeld near tho Bap
tist Church. A great bargain may be had in
this trade.
aug:il eodtf . Agents.
For Sale In Edgencia.
at from S5.00 to 65.00 per foot, cash. These aro
very cheap.
aug31 eodtf Agents, No. 3S N. College street.
Wanted to Rent;;
In Edgefield, built with comfort and tastei rent
ing from S200 to S500 per annum. Will those
who own vacant lots please read this.
aug26tf Real Estate Agents.
For Sale In Edgefield.
lngthat cost $1,300,
At 8'-, "50 Casb.
We have never offered the like before. -.
sep7 eod tf Agents
The Shortest Bonte to Fortune.
$1000,00 for only $2.50.
Gift Concert!
"will be held
At 1j"ea,veswobtii,, kaxsas,
33o- 81st, 1878,
40,000 GIFTS! ..
$450,000 IN PRIZES!"
Consisting of tho superb palatial residence of
Simon Abeles, Esqi, unsurpassed' as a private
direlllng in the United Statej, being only a. few.
blocks from, tho . Couithouse, surrounded by
magniccnt grounds, orchards, ganlens and vine
yards. The bulldlnthas been only recently coraa
plated with all modern i mpro vemcnts.- .
13 Prizes, Real Estate S159,1E
1 Cash Prize 2)
2 L . SlU.UXLrval, on,.,
4 "
4 ',
' 20 '- "
60 "
.V..... 20,800
. 25.WXI
. . .20,000
. 91,li
600 "
200 '
100 "
CO "
-"0 '
10 "
. 5 '
20 "
40,000 Prizes 150,000
Tho title to the above real estate fc guaranteed
perfect. 6
The liberal terras ot fEescfieraeTritigs it with
in the reach of all tho grcftteit opportunity ever
ofleredfor.the poor man to rise to wealth.
i'KJCK Qff xIqkeus... j .
?ts, 82.S0; Eleven -Tickets, -8230;
ty Tlckts, S2M.O0. ' 0ne kindred and Flf-
The drawlrfg win be made under the sdperin
tendence of a-commlttee appointed by tho high
est officials in the. State, duly sworn vo tha Jaith-
fui5erJ?rmanc eJ?W0 dut,ea asslened them.
Tbo highest officials Doth of CHy. County and
KSme' o1 Abelebut
The demand for tickets U unparalleled Jnd all
desiring to panic pafein thedrawfeg should a?
onco lorra their clubs and send In their orders:
A B8 Wanted Jn all states, atlas
aal Towns in tbe United Slates)
JFor.fu'ther Information and -particulars, ssrhl
'orflir.CHlars.to.thetMaaagerina Propria unyand
, I.eavcriworUJ, Kaasa.
sep23 eod 3m wed,fri,sat

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