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VOLUME L
v DR. C. WHEELER,
Physician and Surgeon,
OFFICE In John B. MeMn'n Law nit
; " MAIX BTREET, .-I; i .
JONESBORO' TttlMN.
J. TATE EARNEST, M. D. ,
Haljr sVoeatMl In Joncuboro', otters hU
Professional Services,
To tie Cititcii and (host of the Snrros&ding Cuantry
OFFIOEJ,
On; Main ! Street, under Keen's Pho.
graph Gallery, between the Stores of
B. Guggenheim and Lynn & Fain. -
"WMrMrGRISHAMT"7
Attorney .t Xscwsr,
' Jonesboro', Tenn.
WILL ATTEND TO THE COLLECTION
of CLAIMS for Citizens and Soldiers,
their relatives and friends. ' ,
OFFICE iu Court House. , sept29yl
1 A.' J. BROWN,
Attorney at Law,
" ' ' ' AND
J : Collecting ' A Kent,
jONESBOROUGn, TENNESSEE.
WILL PRACTICE IN . TUB COUNTIES
of Hawkins, Greene, WashiiiKton,
Curler, Jefferson Johnson, nod Sullivan;
nlQ in tbi Supreme und Federal Courts tit
Knoxvilk'. , , . .
junc2-ljr.'
FELIX A. REEVE, "
OREENEVILLE, TENN.-,
ATtLL IMIACTICB IN THE STATE COUHTS
In the Counties of Greene, Wnsliinpton.nnd
Cocke, mid in the Federal and Supreme
Courts at Knoxvillc. juSO-ly.
mi. M. S. MAIIONEY,
," , . Physician and Surgeon, o
Oliorry o-xo"vo,
JACOB M. ELLIS, M. D.
rVFKKItS KIS rH(iKFSSTON-AI- SEUVIOES TO T1IK
i. ) Ollii.i..orill FK.Ul IlllHiK. MtrronuaiiiK
oohntry. OFFICK t th Itikidnico t'f tmlf M
n W; .
DR. WILLIAM HALE.
WFriCE'Rt Kelleu'e of II. . Unle, rq,
Buffalo Ridge, Washington Co.
, . j. L ROSS,
Public Auctioneer,
"V77"m- Boona,
GROCEtf, PROVISION DEALER,
.And CowmUsion Merchant,
Gay St., Kuoillo, Tenn.
may 2G -Cm '
EXCHANGE HOTEL.
BKIMTOI. TENNESSEE,
BV
. lUTTRELL & GILLJIAM.
The I'Mjiri'tor would respcctfulfy asf-nunce
-to the rB-clig puVilic that this old md wll
etablisti4 Hotel hn (!' 'opened hy
them, n4 they respectfully iwUc. pwWw
of the puhlic puttonage. ,
U(t2SlT.
J()US O'NIU.K,
Lalf.dpaim 17th II.
J. K l HALL.
Lite M. 4lb , ;
lonn. Cav, ,
8.C.
O'NEILL AND HALL,
Oi l H E IX J'OI RT llOI r, M'HTAinH,
I-UOSECUTE CLAIMS AGAINST THE
Government for property tnken by and
lor the use of th Army. .
Bounty for Two Years' Service;
Bounty for Wounds, and Soldiers Dis
ihnrped under (Senrnil Orders; Uuek-l'ay
Hiid llounty procured fur Soldiers, und for
tiie Frlendu and Kelntivei of deceased Sol
lierj; lo lVusioiiB for Fatheri', Mothers
Widow, and Minor Children; Commutiitioii
for iueli as have been 1'rlnoner of War;
l'riio Money ;
HORSES LOST
wbllo In the service, etc.
. Special itttentlnn paid to mflkln(f out OF.
FICHUS' MONTHLY AND QDAUTKULY
PAPEUS, AND TO THE COLLECTION OF
VOUCHERS.
; Sept.lf'jf
Wit. ItARniS t. C. MORS.
. WM. HARRIS & Co.,
Wholcsnlo and Ilctnil dealers In
Pry Goods, Cloihinir, Shoes, Roots,
JUTS, CAl'S, HOSIERY,
NOTIONS, ETC.
,Jay St, 2 doors North
' of Cumberland,
Knoxvillc, Tennessee,
I'LEASH GIVE US A CALL.
-'(' jn5-tf.
JjTjSow UNlONliolU.
milfi UNOERSIGNED HAVING LEASED
' tin property (so well known ah tho
fli,Ain Katixu Hochk,) ilhipited on the K:t
TflnneiNCC and .Yirplnlit lUil lload, in tho
town of Joneshoro , Tenn., ; Itmncdii'tgly .op.
pf.'iw tho Depot and In the nio.t t ' li n h! n cs.'i
tmrt of the town, where he hopes by ' giving
iiia wholo nttention t( tho hnitinei, to merit
llio parrnnnif'' of nil who may furor him with
ft call. II In House Is larpo mid trull lurplnli.
fd, und being able, to nrenmmudato morn thntt
. nay homo on tlio line, he therefore cliallcng.
' i competition.
' In connection with the Itotrlls ft gHOB
'ond HOOT Khop OUGOEEY .STORM end
HK31 tliAoo OAliVivi.i, wiiri iiiu iiiusi is-
tldioui can bo iiccommodntcd.
JAMES I. R. nOYP, '
fpt31 ' Pols F'rtiirlotor Union Hotel.
- " IIURNE'S HOUSE,
Helweennn fftrcpf'nni) tlic A lumlfonpllal,
KM)XIUK, a." ."A '.sr. A.. i
IOOI) PAUlfi AT 80 tin. ft'.Moal.
Con.e directly to my Homo from tho
, whether it bo tu cr U 'y
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Till" UNION FLAG.
" . JONESBOHOUGH, TENN. :
Friday; ; -'-V; t Oct 13, 1865.
G:E.iGRlSHAM,
. EDITOR AM fRQPRlETOR.,
Terms. ' J
Rf-Tlic Union Flao will be . published
every Friday Morning, on the following
terms : i. ; . ' '
. One copy, per year, $3 00
Six months, 2 00
Sinele tour. 10 cents.-
No attention w ill be paid to orders for the
naner. unless nccomcaied by the Lash.
BiSVADviiitTisEWENTS will be charged $1 50
per square, (teu; lines or jess,) for the first
insertion, and 75 cents lor eacn continuance.
A liberal deduction will bo made to yearly
advertisers." ; ; 1 ''' ' t '
M&-AKNOUNC1NO Canoidaths For County
ofllees. S5 00: State. $10 CO.
Job-Pbutino, of all descriptions, neatly
cxecuteu.
BijSX. All communications tending to per
sonal nprandizement or emolument will be
charged the same as advertisements.: .
Foreign Correspondence .
For the Fast Tennessee. Union Flag.
' Capitol op RRicKKn's Rkpcblic. 1
Sept. 23, 4th year' of our Independence. J
Mu. Editor: Yon: doubtlcsj think your
invaluable paper Is attaining notoriety, hav-
iii,' so many patrons, and ono co-responacnt
ir. (his foreign bind patrons of wealth, influ
ence and literary cultivation ft correspon
dent one of tho "advisers" of the thief Exe
u'tive.' This communication m.iy then be
regarded as official.
Itn object is to advise your reader, and
v hat little else remains of the '.vo: id, of the
cause wMch led to the erection of our Gov
ernment its purposes past nrfl present eon
ditiou,' and probable destiny. Regarding
brevity ns the excellence of newspaper com
munications, and elaboration us Indecent and
insuUiin; to the intelligence of the reading
public. I shall confiuo myself strictly to con
dense statomeuls.
After enduring' with the .'most catholic for
bearanco " a long train of abuses and inju
ries," systematically practiced upon us our
dearcstVights ruthlessly trampled down by
tyrannic legislation, taking the action of Ten
nessee, in her complicated ditfiVUy with the
United States Government, as oW precedent,
wc relieved' ourselves of this baneful state of
afluirs in founding ft government 'of Justice
and impartiality, , to sectional interests. In
thus proceeding, wo .found wc had certain
" reserved rights," of which wc had hitherto
been ignorant, which perfectly justified our
course. Republican Government depends upon
tho consent of the governed, and should be
destroyed when it becomes subversivo of tho
ends for which it was created; so our people
thought, so they dono. Umianimity of senti
ment, purpose and action prevailed unparal
leled In tho history of political innovations.
Our press " foremost in every good word and
work," readily ftoccpted the fact of our hide
pendence, ' publishing "item," from other
countries, under the head of foreign intelli
gence. To Vc hrlef, the purposo of onr gov
ernment may be statad as two fold ; 1st, to
defend, maintain, and rigidly enforce those
laws which secure to every mnn, tranquil and
undisturbed enjoyment of his inalienable
rights and 'immunities ; 2nd, to demonstrate
the problem from time immemorial in process
of solution, of 'every' man's capn'fy to gov
cm 'himself. ' After thrco yen: s of successful
operation, can there bo found i singlo man
iu tho universe, so briircn-facei and reckless
in nsscrtioiv'as to say, our Government Is ft
failure, if so, wc point him with exultation
to our past and present 'condition ft sweep
ing rufutation of his column)'. Our declara
tion of Independence, evincing bold designs,
nnd,.invincible determination, struck the sur
rounding nations dumb, with terror. The
convulsions which preceded and followed the
Inception of our Government, were universal
ly felt nnd acknowledged. A powerful an
tagonist nfoso ns by magic, in n finglo day,
curving its domaio out of the richest portion
of the Western continent, panoplcd In Invul
nerable nrnionr, nnd impatient to enter the
struggle for nntionol superiority.
' Every nation from tho United States nd
tha mighty Russians, down to the Gerii.nnic
provinces,' terrified by our rapidly Increasing
power, prepared for their own safety. They
Imagined our wordy enthusiasm, tho e mmls
slon of smoke, preceding ft general Volcanic
eruption, whose on-sweeping wav9 of molten
InVft, woubi subincrgo tho world, leaving only
our Republic the reality of . an ' oriental
dream, to note tho conilnst centuries In the
book of, time. .It was rumored here, that
your own city did not deem Itself snfo from
our encursinns., Foreign Conrts,,fawned with
disgusting sycophancy, pon our cmbassa.
dors, especially England nnd France, see
ing' they could no longer devastate us, with
the tornado) of tidlr limHlesss, rapacity, con
ciliated our frUndjhlp by Immediate re cogni
tion. Tho United Stales, solitary nnd uli. no,
(w sdmlro Iter' futllo brvury() defied our
colossal strength.
Onr Internal nffalrs were no less eneonrag.
Ing. Martini nchlcvmcnti were Adding Ins
tro to our national renown law nnd quietude
pervaded the civic walks of life. During the
war, It nticly occurcd that ft Press was mil,
tied, ou Editor cudgeled, 'Imprisoned, exiled
or bung, yd,' newspaper strictures upon of
ficial conduct,' were frequent ft ml scathing.
Tho exigencies of the scrvfee rarely required
prmtd imult (d irurch the evuntnj for thnlking
toriti In trhtp and hany oilmen nnd vamen, to
mitk ditclon tltimhereiibtHtt oj hiding tontcriyti
to takt their iiiiawrs and burn their dwtVingi.
If this extroinily of Iiaisli treatment was un
iTOidnblfl, ftcompcn'itiou furrroperty, solace
JONESBOROUGH, TENN"., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13.
for wounded feelings, end a healing balm for
smarting bucks, were kindly Afforded he injur
en, in me assurance, "mat it is sweet to
tufier for one's country."
Our system of Finance, is the wonder of
the monetary world, exhibiting a currency,
npon a paper basis, maintaining a par value,
through nil the vicissitudes of war. We our
selves are amazed. :
The Military Department Is not behind In
tho ezhilit of our greatness, our armies, "full
of lusty life," laurel-wreathed nnd battle-
scarred, are ft wall of fire around their much
loved homes. Our Fortresses, with their bas
tions of gloomy strength, frowning with or
dinance of the largest Calibre, are impregna
ble. Our armed fleets, consisting chiefly of
Monitors, built upon the grandest scale of
Naval Architecture, have proven their invul
nerablility in many furious engagements.
But, notwithstanding our present national
greatness and renown, and the guaranties of
still grander attainments, we are perfectly
willing to re-conitruct with your Government,
if for no other purpose, than to teach Na
polean and his people, that obi Monroe was
not given to Quixotic schemes of conquest.
Our President, His Excellency, Jacob Hill,
is now at Washington, negotiating with this
in view. His instructions to enter into no
alliance, making us the victims of unscrupu
lous and despotic legislation, arc explicit.
Uiieomcioui of having done anything to merit
the dinplcasurt and haired of a single human be
ing, u e are heartily opposed to Dhfranthitmtnt,
Emancipation, Confiscation, Expatriation and
the punishment of our leaders. So if your
Government desires a "pacific policy of re
construction," profitable to itself, nud honor
able to us both, it will insist on no such de
griding terms as these. Ttie mob spirit must
bo kept down, nnd Judge Lynch, banijhed
from his court of Gum-brush and peach tree
limbs. This is our basis of reconstruction.
Do you approve it? Consult your interest,
and do so. Reunited, wc will create an up
roar in the Tuelleries, in lc;s than a fortnight;
if you reject it, it will be no wonder to this
Government, if the French Eagle's, nt no
distant day, make ft roosting pluco of your
magnificent Capitol.
As you generously donated ft part of your
office n slioit timo since, for a public deposi
tary of loose plunder, wc shall ask the fuvor
of storing in your care, our archives, army
equipage, medical supplies, artillery, con
demned wngons, &c.
We hear you Are a candidate for the Ten
nessee Legislature ; this Is Just to our hand.
Give us tho use of your Ofllco, nnd asiirt ns
to re-construct, and if we get into the Union
before the election, we will roll up an over
whelming vote for you, that will make your
opponents believe Brickcrs Republic is a po
litical Colopaxi, just burstcd for their special
destruction.
When the President announces the result
of his mission to the Cabinet, I will write
you Again. Hoping your political aspirations
may not bo nipped in their tender budding, nnd
we will soon love ana serve, one common
country,
I remain yours,
O.nk oir Tim Cabinet,
IilUlKk.lt llEl'l'llLlC.
P, S. riease publish for the benefit of for
eign travellers, martial restrictions being re
moved, we do not require them to hnve pass
ports. However, not being on amicable, terms
with the Southern Confederacy, its subjects,
coming Intoour country, to avoid trouble and
unpleasant feelings, should provido them
selves with sheep-skins to bo worn next to
the back, and the picture of Jeff Davis In fe
male ftppnral in search of the last ditch. Wc
understand that Jeff Is At Washington. Is
he tliero in behalf of the petticoat Govern
ment on the re-construction Business.
Eosult of tho Trial of S. K. N. Pat-
ton, at Oreenevillo, Tona., in tho
Months of Juno and July, 1EG2.
For the East Tennessee Union Flag.
This caso presents facts for your serious
consideration for your own Interest Individ
ually, nnd not only for your Interest, but nl.
so, your country, nnd more especially, for
tho credit of Washington County gencrnl'y,
which I nm proud to say, stands first In tho
history of tho Stato; that you con
sider well tlio matters Plated In tho
foregoing nrliclo, together with tho
statement of tlio facta heroin after
mudo, before casting your votes in tho
coming election for Representative.
1st, Uol. 1'alton was found guilty of
tho 1st, Spociflciition under tho chiirtro
of "Conduct unbecoming an Ofliccr
andagcnlleman, "and though notguil
ty of tlio Chargo, tho Court snys that
ho Is " quilty of conduct prejudicial to
aood order and military discipline. " It
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In UllllUUIl IU UIUW II III1U Ul uiFuinciion
between tho two cliargos. and in this
CB80 both hraHPB aro correct and ox
press tho same thing. Tho only differ
encois In thin, by tho 83rd, Ariicle of
War,"anv Uommismoncd Ufiitcr, con
victed before ft General Court-Martial
of conduct unbecoming an Officer and
a gentleman, hall bo dimmed the ser
vice." The difTorcnco, if there is any,
is n technical ono, by which ho is
scrconod from the punishment of tho
Law. As to whether tho lunarunffo
which Col. Tntton iu charged with hav
ing used about Lieut, Col. Urown wns
unbecoming an olllecr and a gentlo
man, or not, I leave you to decide.
and it will bo borno U in I ml Hint thin
language was umxl In tho prosonco of
enlisted men of his Regiment.
Iho Court iuunU him guilty of tho
first ftnd socond Opacifications under
chnrgo "nd, cxcorH tlio words, know
'Jl L ttf-
ingly and willfully," lloro I will only
stato that it was proven beforo tho
Court by two witnesses, viz : Capt.,
Kindriclr and Lieut.. Munson, that
there was a copy of Gonoral Orders of
the war Department, containing an
urder prescribing tho manner in which
Veterinary hunieons should bo np
pointed, on fllo in his Office at tho
timo that tho appointment and muster
wero made, and that thn question as
to tho mannor of appointment was a
sutijectot discussion in tho itegimcnt.
So he must havo known that tho mus
ter was false at tho timo ho mado it.
Further, I believe it is not customnry
for Courts of Justice to accept the plea
ot ignoranco ot the law as an exeuso
for its violation. It was his business
and his duty to know what tho law
was, and tho proof in tho record shows
that he had it in his possossion, and
could havo known by looking at it.
But it appears from tho plea set up in
this case that ho was too indolent to
inform himself. Perhaps, ho found it
more pleasant to play cards with pri
vate soldiers and others, than toperuso
such dry articles as General Orders usu
ally arc. Ho spurned the advice of
others, and refused lo bo instructed by
oflicors who were more experienced
in military affairs than himself.
Ho was found guilty of tho 1st, and
2nd, Specifications under chargo 5lh.
Theso Specifications, certainly, cover
tho charge, and I nm not ablo to see
how ho can be guilt' of them, and r?of
guilty of ftc-chargo. Hut no criminali
ty attaches. How is that i' Who can
explain it? "All llie allegations in the
Specifications under tho charge of
Perjury arc sustained by the Court.
Ho commit ed the net that constituted
tho crime of Perjury, and for which
tho penalties proscribed by the Act of
Congress referred to in the chargo are,
that, " in addition to the penalties now
prescribed for that offence, shall le de
prived of his ofiicc, and rendered inca
pable forever after of holding any oljice
or place under the United States."
It also appears iro m the hr.-t Speci
fication that, whilein tho Rebel Lenis-
ttire, in 1902, ho voted for tho removal
of the assets of the Stato Rank with
out tho limit of tho Stato to keep
them from fnllinr into tho hands of
tho United States authorities; nnd it
will bo remembered that the School
fund which ho 'speaks of in his cir-
cuh.r composed tart of tho nsets ol
I'uo Rank, and now ho has the im
pudence to ask you to vote fur him
aga.n, nnd tells you thai t-ou must
bo taxed to replace this fund, which
ho by a public act as your represen
tative, consented to bo removed from
the State, and tiio greater part of
which b' tho removal, which he sanc
tioned, has been' lost to yon and your
children iorevcr, and in those tunes
that he refers to in his circular, which
tried men's sohls tho prosperous
lays of the rebellion, days when the
fate of tho nation trembled in tho bnl
lancc, and appearances indicated that
tho overthrow of tho United States
was inevitable, ho did not forsake
his real friends, nnd even when they
were forced by tho movements of the
Federal army, to abandon their seats
in thn capital nt Nashville, followed
them to Memphis, in order as I onco
heard him say, to form a quorum, so
that they could transact business.
Tho truth is, ho was then making a
record which might have been useful
to him had tho rebellion been a sue
cos. Rut circumstances niter cases.
Tho question of Loyalty was not
beforo tho court martial which tried
him nt (irccncvillo, as ho intimates
in his circular. Tho principal ques
tion was, Did he tab; the oath of office
when mustered into the If. S. service, as
Colonel of 8fi Tenn. Cav.Jalsch.; Thn
crime charged was not committed by
his acts iu tho rebel Legislature, but
by afterwards swearing that ho had
never committed said acts or been in
said Legislature, at least such is the
real meaning of tho outh:
When Col. Pntton took command
of tho 8lh Tenn. Cavalry, I was com
manding tho post of Franklin, Tenn.,
tho greater part of tho regiment was
at that timo stationed at Columbia,
Tennessee, and along tho railroad bo
tweon Franklin and Columbia. Soon
after ho took command ho was reliev
ed at Columbia, and took command of
tho post of Franklin, relieving mo.
I hnd received from tho former post
jommandant under ft telogrnm from
tho commander of tho District of
Nashville, Major Ocn. Rousseau, a
largo amount of ordinanco stores,
which I at tho timo of turning tho post
over to Col. Pntton, requested him to
receive ns post property, but ho sworo
"by God" ho would havo nothing to
do with thorn, as ho considered him
self only temporarily tliero nnd did
not know what hour ho would bo
ordered away, nnd nt tho same timo
ho ordered mo to move my company
twenty miles south of Franklin. I
very politely requested him ns ho
would not receive tho ordinnnc'o stores,
to nllow mo to romain at tho post un
til I could turn them over to anfolher
ofJlcor, to do which I hnd to gut nn
order from District llcudquiirteru for
that purpose, but ho refused to grant
mo the request. I howovcr Bbnt4 tho
company tinder tho lot Lloutunant and
ro m aine'd myself .ttil 1 turned over
18G5.
the 6tores. Colonel Patton was much
vexed bv mv courao. and- during tho
timo prcforred chargos against mo for
UisoDBdionco ot orders, una oruercu
mo in arrest, but I disregarded tho
ordw. n.rwi ho knowini.? that ho was
playing a game of bluif, in which I
held tho trumps, did not briug nm to
trial. Major General Rousseau not
onlr sustained me in tho course I pur
sued, but complimented mo for it
since that timo Col. l'atton nas oeen
mv enemv. and has used bis position
to ir.juro me, and sinco I have bpcomo
acquainted with the man's true traits
of character, 1 do not regret mai no
is nnd has been mv enemy. Ho has
cast a blot upon the reputation of his
regiment tho men who unliko him,
in times that tried men's souls, left their
homes their families and friends, and
scaled tho Cumberland Mountains to
rally around tho flag of freedom and
libcrty-7a blot that will only grow
darker1 By timo. Shall I tell the sad
story of Mason I. Gray and his son, of
Robertson county, Tenn. Shall I tell
how tho gia' haired man of sixty
winters, and his son of 18 Summers
wero taken from tho jnil in Gal
latin, Tennessee, on the samo
day in which they wero put in and
butchered in tho most brutal manner,
by order of Col. Patton ! Suffice it to
say that tho old man and his son, on
or about the evening of tho 10th day
of 'August, 1801, wero taken out of
the jaii'at Gallatin, Tenn., taken two
miles from tho to-vn, and shot by non
commissioned officers and privato sol
diers; that the young mnn was shot
first in the presence ot Ins lather, and
then the father was shot; that their
bodies wero left lying by tho wood-
side, and citizens came in tho next
day and asked permission of Col. Pat
ton, who was commanding tho post,
to bury them. I he men had no op
portunity to assert their innocence,
and in fact at the time they were ta
ken from the jail did not know their
fate, until they reached the place of
execution, where they entered their
protest and declared their innocence
...:.!. ,i, K.....,ib WUilw.i.
Willi I UUIl . I flV'Ui'i ...ivv.v.
thev were innocent or euiliy of the
charge alleged against them, which
amounted to nothing more than a
mere suspicion of complicity with gu
errillas, has never been determin
ed, but i feel saf'o in asserting that
good proof of their innocence can ea
sily be c'.vtablibhed. Quito a number
of tlm oificers of the 8th Tennessee
Cavalry tendered their resignations
on account of this and other equally
brutal ads. They wero men who had
served tneir country h'onorablo and
honestly, and preferred to quit the
scrvico rather than to bo branded as
outlaws. Nearly all tho officers of the
regiment published their disapproval
of tl.M monstrous crime in tho Nash
ville papers, charging it directly upon
Col. Patton, nnd bo nover denied it
publicly, wo far as I know. These aro
facts for the consideration of an hon
est and law-abiding people, and I fcol
it lo bo my duty, as acitizon of Wash
ington county, to lay ihcm before you
at'this time, that vo'i mav savo your
selves and tho country tho dishonor of
being represented by an outlaw.
I might tell yon of the disgraceful
conduct of Col. Patton, whilo in com
mand of the post of Franklin, Tenn.,
that ho won tho disgust and contempt
of all citizens who camo in contact
with him; and, that ho attached moro
weight to the verbal statement of Mr.
Samuel llouso, whoso acquaintance, I
Mipposo, ho made whilo in tho Rebel
Legislature of 1SG1--, than ho did to
Mr. Campbell, tho agent of tho Hoard
of Trade at Franklin, and one of tho
most utatinch and uncompromising
Unionists 1 ever met. Tho circum
stance I hero refer to, camo under my
own personal observation. Mr. llouso
was the Representative in tho Legis
lature of 1801-2, from Williamson
county, elected by almost a unanimous
Rebel vote, nnd of course, must havo
boon a genuino Rebel at tho time.
Hut hero, I will state by wny.iof pa
rcnthsis, that Mr. Jfsuso is n gcntlo
man too high mindod nnd too honor
able to purjuro himself as Col. Ration
has dono for tho sako of nn ofllco.
I might also tell you of tho general
abusive and disgraceful conduct of
Col. Patton towards the officers and
men tinder his command, on account
of which, tho energies of bin Regi
ment were paralized, and tho noble
patriots who, unluckly had fallen un
der his command, felt that Ihoy wero
disgraced by being commanded by
such a hearlless brtito; vet to their
credit bo it said, they did their duty
fuifhlii'iy.
I might also tell you of his profani
ty his 1 1 1 1 c i contempt for morality
and religion. Rut I will not prolong
.i i. . ...r i .
tins urucio. .
1 nm responsible for tho st-tements
herein mndo, and can sustain them by
proof if required to do so.
. F. M. McFALL,
Lnlo, Cnpt., Co. "A." 8th, Tenn., Car.
FiT Frederick A. Ross, son of Dr.
Ross, of Alabama, was brutally mur
dered near Friar's Point, Miss., a few
days ago. It la supposed that two
negroes, in, the) omylovr ot( ,Jamos
Brown, Lsq.,did t,ho bloody tood, as
thoy havo both loft for, pvti unknown.-
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NUMBER-22."
i A &lran Story. - , -r
An inoidontisjust now boing discuss
ed in'military circles, so extraordina
ry that, wero not tho truth, capable of
being vouched for by official authority,
the narration would certainly bodoem
otf absolutely incredible. Our officers -twenty
years ago ' may remember a
ecrtaiaJ)r, Eary attached to tho me
dical staff there, nnd enjoying ft repu
tation for considerable skill in his-profusion,
especially for firmnese, deci-O
6ion, and rapidity in difficult opera .
tions. Ho was clover and agrecablo, ,
save for tho drawback of ft mostquar-"
rclsomo temper, and an inordinate ad "
diction to argument, which perpetual
ly brought the former peculiarly into
play. Ho was excessivoly plain, ot ,.
leeblo proportions, and labored under v
tho imperfection of. ft .ludicrously
squeaking voice. "Any natural "chiif-
fing" with regard to these, ho woven; '
especially roused his ire, but wns aC;
length discontinued on bin " callingr.
out" a persevering offender, and shoot-
ing him through tho lungs. ' About"
1840 ho became promoted to bo mcdu 8
cal inspector, and was transferred, tov
Malta. . . : '
Thcro ho was equally distinguished' "
by his skill and by his pugnacious,
propensities, tho latter becoming' so-..
inconvcuientU' developed . upon., tho-
slightest difference of opinion ' with;
him, that at last no notico was- allow-'
cd to be taken of his tits of tamper
Ho proceeded Irom Malta to CorlUyj
where ho was quartered for many
years, sliil conspicuous for tho same-
pectiuaiities. When our govern mwi 6-
ceded the Ionian Islands to Groece. ,
and our troops of bourse, quitted tho-
territory, Dr. lJarry elected to' I'savo-'
tho army and take up his resiliency'
for tho rest of his days at Corfu. IIo-
there died about a month ago; nnd up-;-on
his death was discovered lobe
woman ! By investigat ion, not only
was tho discovery placed beyond a'
doubt, but it was equally beyond
doubt; brought to light that tho inrff-1
vidualin question had, at some tirrw
or another, been a mother! This i,
all that is ns yet known of this extra
tili nary "story. The motives that oc-'
c isioned, and tho timo when common-'
cod this singular deception, arc both
shrouded iu mystery. Liverpool
rust.
Gen. Bucknor and Other Ex-Robs.
Tho following Is from tho New Or
leans correspondence of the Chicago
Republican :
Major General Ruckncr, of rebel'
notoriety, is still here. lie has not
mado a fortune, in any senso of tho;
word, by his opposition to tho Gov
crnmcnt. For reasons best known to
himself, it is undersood that ho 'will
not return to Kentucky, where, I be
lieve, ho owns, or once owned, qulto
an estate. General P. G. T. Bouuro-'
gard, who, strange as it may seem.
was opposed to secession at first, ts al
so here, poor as a church house. II
is brother-in-law to John Slidoll, Who,
with bis w f j, is in Paris, enjoying hi
millions. Gen. Harry Hays enn bo
soon almost any evening on Canal
street. Ho has applied for pardon.
General Jeff. Thompson is also hero
ongagod in mcrcaiillo pursuits.
Whether nmnoslcd or pot, your cor
respondent is not informed. Ho vis-'
itcd tho custom-hotiso ycrtordny for
tho purposo of qualifying as bonds
man for so mo sea captain. Ho wn
very politely informed that ho could
not bo received, Icgallj, as such. '
" Didn't I tell youo V said Jeff',
turning to the captain with n know
ing smile. -
Ho don't seem to earo ft etisn, and in
particularly notod for tho big hat that
no wears. .
I havo learned by privato lettors
from Moxico that tho Hon. Pierre
Soulo, now under tho wing of Maxi
milian, is expected shortly to return to
this city. His son, formerly aid-decamp
to General Beaurogard.nnd who
ran tho blockade and joinnd his fath
er in Mexico about eight months sinco,
will accompany him. It will bo
remembered that Tiorro Soulo was
violently opposed to secession, but ho
did not approvo ,'of Gcq. Iktlcr's
course, for which reason, or perhaps
for somo other reason, ho wns for o,
timo imprisoned in tho North. 'He
was at length released nnd permitted
to go to Mexico, but I am credibly in
forinod has takon no part In tho trou
bles. ;
J ules -Gifiro, originally from thin
city, and a nephow to Picno Soulc, in
now editor of tl.o ofilcial journal of
tho Imperial government in Moxlao. '
K9u A bull fight recently como offal;
tlioRomnn Amphitheater, nt Nisme
(Card) Moro than 10,000 spectators
largo proportion of whom w cro women,
wore present nnrl onjoyotf tho carnago
for upwards of four hours. Fivo
horses wore cmbowollcd by tho bulls,
and nix of theso latter woro tortured
with oxplosiblio darts, nnd then, when
excited to n paroxysm of furyi dis
patched with swords. ; i
The Houston Gazette eay seven,
ty-flvo counties havo been orj'unuocl
in tho south of Texas, . '., . , . , lf
Plutarch, when between- soronty
and eight, commenced tbo study of
tlio Latin. - , -
rv.

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