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jLlixorbtlU cfttcchln ealbig ant) ronidt: ftclctmcsiran, uln 7,
10 1 a
t the CatomcLi mailed fret to any rtdret
Kmc a of t rtvortlslna; la Weekly.
Tan linn, or leM. lulid. to constitute a iqnare.
Borne of our farmers are engaged in
harvesting their oats crop. The crop
will be a very abort one.
It was quite amusing lo tee how
very confidential one of our rural
oouHins was yesterday when he put his
lips Hear a fair one's ear and whimper
ed his wishes. Home cruel person
hailed him with "quit kissin' that
gal !"
Jouesboro' llerahl and Tribune :
Rev. P. 1). Cowan lias commenced a
series of lectures at the Presbyterian
Church. Subject " Bunyan's Pilgrim
Progress." We are pleased to learn
from the farmers of this county who
have harvested their wheat tiiat the
crop is much belter than wax anticipa
ted previous to harvesting.
It is reported that a difficulty oc
curred on the north side of McMinn
county last Tuesday, between (4am. H.
Blevins and GeorgeSiins, jr., in which
the former was stabbed in the breast
and killed. Both young nieti with
families. It is paid Hie diftlculty orig-
tnaU',1 almut an account, and that
Blevins was the aggressor. Afhrnt
Murphy (X. ('. ) H'rn'd: We have
been shown sample of wheat crown
by Messrs. Pattmt and llrittain, of
I'eachtree. The heads were remakably
large and well tilled, containing four
and live grains to the tino.li. We are
informed, also, that Mr. Pinkney
Bates, of llaugingdeg, sowed one and
a naif bushels, and harvested niuety
seveu dozen.
1inirrance Lecture.
Kev. J. F. Goldman will deliver a
lecture on Temiierauce, next Friday
night at Jones' Chapel, three miles
south of the river. All are invited to
bs present.
BHrniua In Land.
I offer several tracts in Monroe
county. Consult me at " Hiwassee
Land Office, Madisouvlile, East Ten
nessee. vii22 l&3'. JM. F. Johnson.
I tie 1'raih
For four or rive y ears uow Dr. Lytle'e
Elixir ha been quietly and steadily
wqrfcing its way into public favor and
now stands at the head of the list of
remedies fr Diarrhoae, Dysen'ery.
Flux, Summer Complaints, &c, fec.
It ts l i t unpleasant to Ihe taste, and
is as nearly certain in its results as
any medicine can lie. We understand
the demand for it is very great this
Escape of 'onvlcts.
Wf understand that fourteen of the
convict1" employed on the Cincinnati
So rhern IUIIioad made thtir escape
on i'ntirii.y. Four of them crossed
Hie i ii ii i .tt bridge at Clinton Friday
morning, c nii.ng on !uiiriN Knox
ville, and w ere picked up this side of
that place. A number of others are
suppe-ed to be in the neighborhood of
this place, and will probably be caught.
We undeistand that a reward has been
offer d for their apprehension.
MllleretMillere ! !
LT-e " Howies' Improved Current
Water Wheel," in rebuilding your
mills on the rivers. High water will
not effect it, unless it be to increase its
power. You can build your mill far
above the reach of these terrible fresh
ets. Without data or race it can give
an y power you need. It is the cheap
est, and by far the safest power for
propelling machinery ever invented.
Before rebuilding, call and examine
th' . wheel, or address, for further in
formation, David Bowles,
Knoxville, Tenn.
Care . f Harris. iii31wtf
A Ureal Kedneilon lo ('bant:
The firm of Bearden & Beardeu
having determined to make a change
in their business on the ti rut of August,
namely to go into tiie wholesale and
manufacturing of clothing on an ex
tensive scale, have marked down their
rady made clovbing about 25 per cent,
and are without a doubt selling goods
cheaper than have ever been sold be
fore. Tbey are determined to reduce
tiie present stuck before a cba-jge in
the firm takes place, and tbey cer
tainly have gone at it in the right
way. Their store is crowded continu
ally and suit after suit leaves the store.
All the salesman are continually kept
busy waiting upon customers, lor the
news has gone out that they are sell
ing so cheap, aud people will take ad
vantage of such repuotious We were
at the store a short time yesterday
evening, and during tbni time several
mils leti the house. We priced some
of their suits, and found suits they had
been selling for i'JJi niafed down to
IS and J JO' We found suits at 112,
that look as tbouirb the tailor should
have that much tor making them, if
be got paid for his work. Shirts at
$21 per dozen, that are worth .i0, aud
so on. We could enumerate in this
style until tbe whole column Is occu
pied, but It is not necessary. Suffice
it to say tbey are selling goods as they
never Lave been sold before, and if
'anybody wants a cheap suit of cloth
lug, they had better give them atrial.
They are still manufacturing to
order, and it la useless to say that tbey
always give fits, as any of our citizens,
who have tried them, can testify that
tbey do. In fact it is a good house to
deal with, and we take pleasure in
recommending it to the public for
their patronage.
Mr. Joe McTier, who has been con
nected, for the past nine years, with
the bouse of Bteia k Co,, of Balti
more, will become a member of the
firm after the 1st of August.
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l-tquare.J II 5" l ' fl fcJ le" 90 9 00 115 (Kl
2iure 3 nil fH1 IM JO 5o It) nil 27 U0
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1 .B., MM
John Webb Sentenced to Be Hanged.
The Execution to Take Place Friday,
13th of August.
In the month of March, 1874, the
people of this county experienced a
thrill of horror over the details of a
terrible tragedy enacted in a quiet
neighborhood on Beaver Creek. Mr.
Richard Reynolds, a peaceable farmer,
was murdered In the foulest and most
cowardly manner, and his wife Mrs.
Reynolds outraged by the brutal mur
derers of her husband. The firs thrill
of excitement had not subsided, when
suspicion rested upon John Webb and
David Duncan as the perpetrators of
the bloody and horrible acts, and the
officers i f the law were upon their
tracks. A posse of meu, It w ill be re
membered by the readers of the
Chkomclk, pursued these men lo
their haunts in the mountains of An
derson county, and one night mr
rounded Duncan's house, where, after
an exciting skirmish ensued, be
Gov. Brown afterwards offered a re
ward of five hundred dollars for the
apprehension of these men. This) re
ward was offered on the 12:h day of
March, 1874, and on tiie Mth day of
the Mime month, the body of Duncan
was brought to Knoxville from near
Coal ('reek, a corpse. The circum
stances under w hich lie was killed are
also familiar to those of i.ur renders
who real the ('HUO.Mi'I.li at that
Weiili eluded the olllceis of the law,
and all others who were uiding in his
arrest, until the 17th day of March,
w hen be was arretted by Mr. William
Lewis, of this county, who found him
concealed in a cellar at Carey ville. lie
win brought to Knoxville on the l'Jih,
and the next day a preliminary invest
igation was held tietoro J u-tice Uchs,
or this city, who, upon application of
the defendant, continued his case until
the next .donduy, when he appeared,
waived his examination and was com
mitted to jail.
At the next term of the Criminal
Court fir Knox county a true bill ol
indictment was found against him.
He then made application lo the Court
for a change of venue in the case,
making t lie u-ual affidavit ttial be
could not get justice in Knox county,
owing to prejudice against him His
application was granted, aud the venue
changed to Anderson county.
In March lust lie was tried in the
Circuit Court of that county before
Judge Young, t hi 1 1 I guilty and sen
tenced to lie banged. From the ver
diet of (he jury and the decision of
Judge Young, lie appealed to the Su
preuie Court, iird was soou after re
move. I to tin unity jail of Knox
county' where 'ia remained.
I i ; e rial i.ie case before the
,ii Cour lie bring llliu'd ; to
employ i-oun-el Hon. J. M. Thorn
bub;h, Co). F V. Reeve und Tims
A. It. Nelson. 11 o., were assigned to
his defense. (' . lleeve filed u brief
in the case, ai Col. Thornburgli and
Mr. Nelson iuu i. arguments belorethe
Court- aII tt.a ! gal skill and acumen
could suirgest w .,s done for him. He
was prosecuted by the Attorney -General
lor the State, Mr. Hei-kell, us-si-t-d
by Capt. George Wasl i;i.riou.
Tiie proof was so char and po-uive,
that but little ground wu- li ft f.r any
defense, and as a ma ter uf c cir-e the
decision of the Court hel was
The opinion of the Court was de
livered by Judge Turney, and is as
follows :
Tiie law requires grand juries to lie
composed of good aud lawful meu.
Ibis is directory to the authorities
having the appointment aud organiza
tion of grand juries. All persons In
dieted or presented for violation of or
offense against the laws ol the S;ate
may take advantage of the omission of
the appointing power to compose the
jury of the kind of men designated.
But as the law presumes all men to be
good aud lawful, the objection must be
taken by plea ol the party proposing
to rebut the presumption.
The objection that the record shows
"the Court appointed the graud jury,"
is based upon a detached sentence of an
entry upon the minutes of the Court,
which recites, "Thejuiors were draw n
and by the Court appointed, aud that
said graud jury after having been duly
summoneu) were tried, elected, emoaii
nelled, sworn, and charged as the law
requires," &c We are unable to see
how an appointment by the Court of a
grand jury already drawn as required
by law can allect tue acts or a jury In
all other respects regular, formal aud
lawful in Its constitution.
The formation of juries in courts is
In one sense an appointment by the
Court in w hich they are to serve, as
the preseuce aud supervision of the
Court is absolutely necessary to the
legality of their election.
There was no error iu changing the
venue, of which Webb cau complain,
the record showing it to have beeu
done upon his motion and allidavil,
aud the atlldavits of bis compurgators
aud to the county, ol his own sclec
All that Webb did or said from the
time be went into the bouse and was
in the presence of Reynolds and his
wife, or either of them, is part of res
gcstie and was properly admitted to
the iurv. His first act was to arrest
aud lie the man and his wile, while
Duncan stood with drawn pistol to
prevent resistance or outcry. When
he took the bound aud helpless old
woman from the house aud in the
presence of her tied aud euuully help
less husband, he left bis fiendish con
federate, Duucan, with pistol drawn
in charge, as guard, of Reynolds. His
declarations to and in the presence o
Mrs. Reynolds, from the time he took
her out until he returned aud after, are
of his determiuatiou to kill botli her
and her husband, aud although be had
taken ber out for the perpetration of a
more hellish purpose than murder,
yet the design stiR to murder Is
evidenced by his declarations to her on
the way to aud from, and at the spot
upon which he brutally outraged her
person. He was at no time out of the
presence of Mrs. Reynolds, nor had
be lost coutrol of Duncan and Hey
nolds In the bouse, who remained all
the time in the . positions he placed
them. Every word and act of his are
so connected with and such ersential
parts of the circumstances of the kil
ling a to make it Impossible to ex
clude any one of either and not vh.la'e
the best established rules of evidence,
and It can make no dillerence that the
surroundings and facts constitution
one aud the same transaction, discover
the three distinct capital felonies of
robbery, rape and murder, mid ihe
fourtli olleiise of niHliciotis shinning,
as In this rase, for il is clear beyond
the possibility of doubt, that all that
Duncan did was hut i lie carrying out
of the plan and the txecutlon of the
orders of Webb.
The charge of bis Honor, Judge
Young, upou the question of alibi,
taken altogether aud hi connection
with that upon reasonable doubt, is
correct, and if under the fact, as de
tailed in the record, be had omitted
altogether to lay down sny rules for
Ihe consideration of the jury as to ali
bi, it is exceedingly questionable
whether such omission would have
been error, there being so nearly noth
ing of which to predicate a definition
of an ci.7i and the rules for its applica
tion. The facts of the case can he best told
in tiie language of the only two wit
nesses who testify to ihe outrage.
Mrs. Reynolds says: "j u, nfty.
five years old; was the wife of Rich
ard F. Reynolds ; he lived on Beaver
Creek, in Knox county; he came to
his death bv being shot l y Duncan
and Webb; be was killed in his own
house. Mr. Reynolds, myself and a
colore! boy, Joseph Rjvnuids,
and a nephew, were in the
house. The parties came to our
liousi', after dark, on Tlunsdav, "th of
Alarcli, 1si4; the liist I heard was a
knock at the door ; I opened it, and
two strangers came in, and took chairs;
Dave Duucan is now dead ; I saw him
at Knoxville after his death ; never
saw defendant uutil that night. 1)
feiidaut is the young man that came to
our house the night of ihe murder ; de
fendant asked if Reynolds lived there.
Sir. Reynolds said yes. Defendant and
Duncan then got up and said that lie.
Mr. Reynolds, might consider hinisell
under arrest. They then searched
hun to see if he had any pistols. Wehh
then steip'd out on the I'.oor aud
usked if he had any money, and to get
it qinck. Webb had Ins pistol drawn.
M r. Keynolds then got Jus pocket-
book, and nave it to Wehh. D had In
il twenty-live cents. Webb took the
pocket-book and then searched the
bouse, first ordering mo to light a can-
lie, winch I did. Webb (hen tied Mr.
Reynolds' hands behind him, and af
terwards tied my bands behiud me;
said he w as going lo take us to Knox
ville. Webb asked me if I had a
smokehouse. During the time Dun
can was standing on the floor, with his
pistol drawu. W ebb bad before order
ed Duncan to take bis position on the
floor. Webb ordered Duncan about like
one of us. Webb took me out into the
yard ; he put nut the caudle and after
awhile lighted it again. He did not
go into the smoke house. He told Die
I would give him four hundred dol
lars lie would go away and let us alone.
lien he said this Webb and 1 were
out in the yard. This whs after the
light had been put out. He said he
intended to tie me down iu the house
ami set it on fire. He said Mr. Rey
nolds had killed the brother of the old
man in the bouse. While out in the
yard with my hands tied behiud me,
Webb forced me to lie down on the
ground aud violated my person ; said
if 1 made a fuss he would shoot me.
He then lighted the candle arid order
ed nie back in the house. When we
went in Duncan was still on the floor.
Webb then asked Mr. Reynolds to give
him four hundred dollars, Mr. Rey
nolds said he did not have the money.
Webb then laid a chair down on
the floor and said he was going
to lay Mr. Reynolds upou it
and give him a whipping and
then shoot his damned brains out.
Webb then made me stand by Mr.
Reynolds and started out. Duucan
commenced firing on Mr. Reynolds.
Duucan stood in front. Hu com
menced firing just as Weiili got to the
door. I don't know that Webb went
out. Mr. Reynolds was shot four times.
I don't know which one shot the boy.
Mr. Reynolds got back against t lie bed
when they left the house. When I
saw my husband rolling on the floor I
commenced to hallo and the party left.
The nephew cut me loose and I untied
Mr. Reynolds. He was shot in the ab
domen and legs. Duncan took a gun ;
W ebb a shawl. Webb got all the jew
elry, all the Confederate and Mate
bank money, a locket, etc., etc. I
11ns is also substantially the testi
mony of Joseph Reynolds.
Richard r. Keynolds died in less
than an hour after the shooting.
The strongest and most convincing
comment upon the facts, is their sim
ple detail. The jury convicted of
murder in the first degree. The pris
oner was sentenced to be hanged.
Alnrm the judgment.
Alter the delivery of this opiuiou,
Judge Turney pr'K-eeded lo pronouuee
the sentence of the Court, which was,
that the prisoner be hanged by the
lieek until he is dead, on Friday the
I .it 1 1 of Augu-t next, within one mile
of the Court House of Knoxville. Be
fore passing the solemn sentence, the
prisoner was asked if lie had anything
lo say why sentence should not be
pronounced against him. He replied :
"All I have to ay, it is punishing the
innocent and letting the guilty go."
Ileal tslHilei Transfer.
The following are the real estate
transfers recorded in the olllee of the
County Court Clerk, for the week end
ing Monday, July 5, 1.S75 :
Wm. K. Hodges to Thomas H.
Eynon, 118 aeres iu Knox county,
"o. V. (iallaper et al. to Win. C.
Orifllth, oH acres of laud in Knox
county, $1,2(K).
Abrain Cliue to Nancy Cline, tract
of land iu Knox county ; " love aud
F. M. Walker etux to ltachel Mc
Calluui, six acres of laud in Knox
county, $244. . .
M. D. (Swan, aherifl', to E. J. San
ford, town lot, t9,00.
C. M. McGhee to John K. Kvaus, lot
iu Knoxville, $-100.
Wm. M. Fox et ux to Jag. E. aud
Martha J. Qalbraitb, 227 acres In land
iu Knox county, $0o0.
D. B. Corl'uiau to Charlotte F. Dow
ell, 15 a'Tes of land In Knox county,
A Man Found in the Hiwassee River
Nprrlal hrnnlrle.
Charlkston, Tknn., July 2, '74.
A man by the name of Stewart, who
lives 3 miles from Cliai leston, was
found in the river here to-day. He
had not been seen since lat Wednes
day night, when be was at the show
here iu company w ith some lewd w.
men, vtry drunk. Two bloody shirts
were found on the bank of the river,
near here. It Is supposed by some
that lie was murdered and thrown In
to the river. v. l.. M.
Nchiiol Apportionment.
'I bis is to certify thai that Hie fol
lowing is a correct apportionment of
ihe school fund, ci I lee. el by J. F. J.
Lewis, Clerk, for the last quarter, und
Will. A. Anderson for the months of
May and June, for Knox county in
the State of Tennessee :
Dist. No. 1.
1S2 !K)
70 (10
'M (HI
21 30
23 (HI
31 80
32 20
31 70
2G 20
til no
4S 30
!'7 HO
21 20
22 30
20 00
o7 oh
43 70
32 10
30 Ml
14 .so
21 20
4 ...
(i ..,
i ....
Total !i;;y 40
Given under my hand, iu office in
Knoxville, this the 2,1 day of July,
lS7"i. B. F. Bkakdkn.
War DcPArmoNT.
PilOi.d Service United Mute Army.
t'i'.ifiin df Tclfurann nod lie porta for the ben
efit of Commerce and Agriculture.
Tal'le itSnwinir daily anil month'y tnran of hnroin
eter and thrrmt, :Dei.T.uioslh'y vHocity ol wind.
and Htn uw ol ruin'.), with tiie prevailing
of w ind fur tv e month of June
Dae. M'n I'nilr M'n ly Ha n Keuiark
li ir-nueler, 1 lit-nuuui r. Kii:.
1 .'" -i I I f.K f udy
Mi-mV T.7 0"l Fair
:1 .1:1 ' 7 n.: For
4 All 13 75 0 Uor
f 0 no'. 7. u. I F ir
ri .'iMUl 7'.7 e.' s l loudy
1 ii.svi ih.7 ii; li F-ir
K li") i M Hi 0 0 no Fa r
! S-WSI lis '.U Clear
I" Milt ol ' 2 UUI Clear
II HHH7H 77-i i'.hi t':enr
M '-SI.U71 '.si mm air
M :)in7i ".s (i.ii For
14 SI 017 "J 5 njKi . air
15 i'.lilll 71.5 O.V.i Cloudy
la :'924 7i. e.4 Fnir
17 iSJSM i)9.2 0 22 Cloudy
1H 2.i SK.'i 7 '.Id Cloudy
IS SMU I1S.2 Unti Cloudy
2n .i.W7 71. t '.;5 Cloudy
21 80.0.(4 75.5 0. II Cleai
22 lilusii 7:'.5 c 0 Fair
l oi.virt 7:17 oia C'oudy
4 :-in KM 7S.2 e.nl Heir
'A Mill 4 7:i 7 OKI Fnir
2rt :u(r:j 7C.2 ".' 0 Fair
il 2!i".i 7s.: 001 Fair
:K L'.i'.fw 7i 2 ni'S Cloudy
:y :tu.o7l 74 2 O.tl Fair
:vi :w.liii 7.i 2 oiii Cliur
M'y.MV -Jui)H 7J (i
Ilighetit barometer, 30.210; Ic.wen bnrometrr
2:t k;m; inon'hly ranira of barometer. II...7 '; hici
nut tpniiieraiuro. .il lowest le'o reriiture. .''1-;.:
mon'uly rnnire of b'Uler;itiiro.:iu -f'mreateft daily
ratigo of teiuiieraluro, 2'J.o"; menn of maximum
teiniicratureii. 84 b:i moan ol minimum tempera'
turen, ti;i; menn daily range ot temperature!.
'n"i total rainlii 1 or mo ted pnow. 4 w incnes
nrevuilinff wind- R. Y.; total number of mileH
traveled. 4 152 j maximum velocity of wind. 40
lirlen per hour; number of cloudy dayr. other
than those on which rain fe'l. 0 ; number ot day!
on which rain or mow fu l, in .
Jso. K. pAYSlt.
Sergeant, Signal Service, b. & A
Kno'viHe. Tenu., June Ut, 175.
ftndtleii Ileal Ii.
The first day of July about C o'clock,
Mrs. Sarah U. (Jossett, wife ol fj. li
Uossett. died very suddeuly at the resi
dence of her husband on t:umberiaml
street, of heart disease.
Mr. Uossett had gone out of the
house for a few minutes when bis little
gii 1 came out aud usked him to " come
lu ana wane niotner." lie weut in
aud found her speechless but still
breathing. Friends were called in and
medical assistance summoned, but be'
fore any one arrived she had breathed
her last.
The deceased, some time ago, made
a profession of religion, but ever since
her health has been such that she did
uot attacli herself to any branch of the
Christian church. She was, however,
a consistaut Christian woman, and was
prepared to meet her death, though it
came upon her with scarcely a ino'
uient'ti warning.
Mrs. (iossett was burn in the year
1H47, and was married to Mr. Uossett
iu 1W17. She was a kind-hearted,
amiable lady, and devotedly attached
to her trieinls. .sue was almost Idol
i.ed bv her husband, who, more than
any other, learned to appreciate ber
noble qualities. Helms our protounu
sympathy In his sudden aud sore be
reavemeiit. Besides her husband, she
leaves four small children to uionrn
the loss, the youngest being a babe on
ly two months old.
Ciitiuly 4'onrl I'rocoetlluKN.
At Ihe regubir term of the County
Court held Monday, twenty - one
Justices of Ihe Peace were present.
O'Couner & Co's offer of the railroad
bridge to the county, was referred to
W. A. U Conner, John Jack and John
C'liumlea, a committee to examine
and report thereon.
J. J. Crawford's petition for license
to practice law was granted.
Wm. B. Johnsons, upon represent
ing that he was physically unable to
work the public highway, was reliev
ed from duty.
The report of John P. Jack, Super
intendent of the work-bouse was re
ceived and adopted.
Kow la Ike Tluie.
The greatest reduction la prices ever
made in Knoxville. Ladies' Huita at
23 per cent, less than ever before.
A Parasol we sold at three dollars,
for one dollar. Shoes we sold at two
dollars, for one dollar, and Hats we
sold at three dollars, we are now tell
ing at one dollar aud fifty cents.
Mens' Straw Goods at just half of
old jirice.
McXuLtv, Ueoihie & Ham..
ftolillerk ajurlnl Kw-l'mon and Picnic.
(Ikkkskvii.i.k, Tknn., July 8, 1875
To the hUiitort of Iht Chronicle :
Not withstanding a cloudy day, with
frequent showers of rain, the Social
Re-union Picnic of ex Federal Soldiers
al ttrs place to-day, was a decided suc
cess Karly iu the morning tbeatreets
of the town presented quite an an i mu
led scene.
The assembled crowd was cubed to
order a about 10:30 o'clock, when ad
dresses were made by MhJ. A. H. Pet
libone, Rev. John P. Hi.ltstnger, arid
Col. Thus. H. Reeves.
Also letters were received from Ciipt.
Wm. Rule and others, earnestly en
dorsing the objects of the meeting,
and regretting their Inability to be
After the addresses referred to, those
present who ha t served as soldiers in
the Federal army, were asked lo take
part ill the business uf the meeting,
and by almost a unanimous vote i was
resolved lo bold a grand re-union of
ex-Federal soldiers at. (ireenevllle, on
the 12;li of October next; aud it was
recommended that the committee iu
vite Uens. W. T. Sherman, John
A. Logan, W. 8. Hancock, A. E.
Huruside, -V 1 v 1 1 1 K. Uilleru and ex
Presideni Andrew Johnson to be
An Executive Committee was ap
pointed, consis'.ing of Col. Tho-. H.
Reeves, of Joneshor"', (Chairman of
the Committee) ; ('apt. Wm. Rule, of
Knox; Chaplain John P. tloluinger,
(ireene, Lieut. Col. J ihn B. Minis, of
Jellei-on ; Col. John K. Miller, of
'arter, and Lieu:.
A. II. Wilson, of
ireene, (Secretary ).
A committee of one from each
county whs appointed, win i are expected
o uct a-chairuicii ol t. utility l.xcciuve
Coiiiuiitlees, they having iiulhority to
appoint two others from their re-pee.
live counties to net. with them asueh
County Executive Committees. The-e
appointment" were for
Jiihn-o:i ljteur. John J. Mni'h.
Carter Lieut. F. S. Singletary.
Sullivan Capt. T. H. Kwdey."
Washington Cfl. S. K. X. Button,
(ireene Capt. John McCoy.
Hawkins Capt. J. S. Wolf.
Cocke Lieut. James W. IIhIc.
Jell'erson Capt.K. T. Harris.
Hamblen Dr. E. B. Hle.
Hancock Capt. H. M. Jan is.
Sevier Miij. Ionian.
Knox Capt. S. P. Angl.
Blount Capt. W. H. Kirk.
Koane-Col. 11. K. Bird.
Loudon Maj. Bay. .
McMinn Chi. L Blizz-ird.
Bradley- Col. It. M. Edwards.
Hamilton Capt. Xen. Wheeler.
The ohi?ct of the appointment o"
this commit'ee is, if possible, to
ell. ut a thorough organization of
all the ex-Federal soldiers iu East
Tennessee so that the name,
iioslofllce address aud military history
of each one may be known aud kept
on record. Iu this matter Greene
county has taken the initiative. It re
mains with those of other counties to
say by their acts whether this cotn-
ii.endable undertaking shall prove a
success or a failure. Although the ob
jects of the meeting was uot fully ad
vertised, and although many were kept
away by the rain, aud no doubt many
others by a belief that this meeting had
some political significance, this begin
ning bus been au auspicious one. It
must be said for tlio-e present that the
crowd was brotherly arid well behaved.
lu tue crowd f resent a', '.he speak
Ing and among those who et.j-yed the
Social Picnic were (juite a number who
seen service in the armies of the rebel
lion, but neither publicly or priva'ely
have we heard of one expression
being used to hurt their feelings,
and apparently they enjoyed the occa
sion as well as any others. Thus may
they ever lie esteemed as brothers,
and joined in all similar ocCHtions iu
the future.
OricitntEallou ut luuoty AemuelAllou.
The meeting held at the Court House
Monday, for the purpose of organiz
ing a Centennial Association for Knox
couuty, was not as large as it should
have been, but a number of pe.utlemen
were present manifesting hu interest
inthe matter.
Ou motion Col. Moses Wuite was
called to the chair and the reporters of
the city press requested to act us becre
taries. Col. White explained the object of
the meeting in a Tew appropriate re
marks, announcing that the business
of the day was to effect a permanent
organization for the county.
On motion Col. Juo. H. Cmzier was
chosen as permanent President of the
Thos. A. R. Xelson, E-q., was nom
inated as perinaueul Secretary and
Charles Dawes as permanent Treasur
er. Both gentlemen were elected
without opposition.
On motion the President of the As
sociation was authorized to appoint
such standing Committees s iu judg
ment are necessary to carry out the
objects of the Association.
On motion Capt. D. li- Anderson
Was appointed a Committee to inform
the gentlemen above named of their
election to tiie o.'lices specified.
On motion the meeting adjourned
subject to tiie call of the permanent
The funeral of the late Win. Biu
maun took place at his late residence,
Xorth Knoxville, at A o'clock, J uly 1st.
Services by Kev. X. Bachman, assist
ed by Rev. J. P. tianimon, with a
most beautiful prayer. After the ser
vices, the body was taken In charge by
the Masonic fraternity, and placed in
its last resting place. It was but a few
days ago that he sang one of his old
Mason io songs himself. It is verj
bard to lose a kind and good father,
but we are consoled by knowing that
our loss was his gain.
Marring Ltrrnsea.
The following marriage licenses
were issued from the Couuty Court
Clerk's oftice for the week ending
July 3d.
Jno. Loukouske and Lizzie Wen
denkiude. Charles Webb and Bettie Rwanson.
Samuel Lee Chestnut and Lidi
C. M. Chapman and Eliza M (leers
Clinton A. (Joins and Alice- K. Ma
son. Jarnes B. Cooper and Ann Hobbs.
I. 0. 0. F.
Inoinllnllon or Oltlcers nl Mnry ville
Kxrtirslon frem Knnivtllf,
Frm Daily Chronicle of July M.
Yesterday morning, a number of
members of the Odd Fellow Lodges
iu this city, and their wives, as well
as ihe Grntid olllcers, left ou a special
train for Maryvllle, to attend i be pub
lic Installation of o Ulcers of the Mary
ville Lodge, aud lo enjoy a picnlo at
that place. The fare bad been reduced
to 50 cents for the round trip, and we
are surprised that not more of the
members of the Order improved tbs
opportunity to enjoy a dav in a beauti
ful grove. Arriving at Maryvllle, the
ladles aud visitors not Odd Fellows,
proceeded over to a beautiful grove,
known as " Walnut drove," about a
half or three-fourths of a mile from the
deK)t, wliile the members of theOrder
proceeded to the vlllsge. and to the
Hall of the Maryvllle Lodge to pre
pare for their procession.
A little before 10 o'clock, the proces
sion took place, pod the Maryvllle
Lodge, the (Iraud Ofllcersand the vis
iting members, nil in proper regalia,
paraded tl e streets, and out to the
grounds, where a stand hud been pre
pared, as well a-seats for the ladies.
Arm ing at t lie grounds the installa
tion at once took place, the following
Oram) Olllcers performing the cere
mony. E. Samuels, I). D. (. M.;
Alex" Allison, U. W.; W. E. Gibbons,
O. Sec'y ; (ireeo Burleson, (1. Treas ,
and James McAtlrey.O. Marshal.
The following otlW rs were then in
stalled: J. M. Greer, X. G.; Geo. A.
Tool, V. G.; J. A. Greer, Sec'y ; H. V.
Wilson, Tre;i-uier. Mr. J. A. Greer
wns elected fteptesent;i';'.'e to the
Grand Lodge.
Alter the ins iillntion, Mr.
lison, orator of the day, dc
Alex Al-he-nl
spltbdid addrt"-, shown g
f.rh the
beauties of the Older. Mi. Al'i-o
a plensii g sj'f ,ker nnd lo,.(- :hs
tenlloti ot an audience a- long as
tiny choose ;(, ppcak.
Tiie addie-s over, and all pre sired
for dinner, and such a il in. it a- the
Miry ville L'de had iiei,nd for
their jriie-ts i- haul to nurpHs-. One
gentleman informed us, that be had
attended several stiuil ir occ i-ions ibis
year, but th U this dinner surpassed
any be I. ad participated in enjoying.
The ladies who got up this splendid
repast, certainly deserve credit, and
undoubtedly had the thanks of the
members of the order and vi-jltmg
Dinner over, the young fulks l-gnn
loei j'iy themselves with swings, i-ro-quet,
&c, while the old folks to k
walks in the glove, or could be s-eu
setting in groups enjoying a pba-aut
conversation, when lheudd-ii gath
ering of black cloudB wiirne I all 'hat
they had better seek -hel'i r H they
ibdii'l wish to eijoy a gratuitous
shower bath, and thus the pleasure of
the occasion was tosume extent ma; red
by the weather, and in a very few
minutes the Grove was deserted, the
last having barely msde the depot be
fore it began to pour down torrents of
raiu. Of ciiur-e all were then anx
ious for tiie arrival a:id return of the
The train arrived at the appointed
hour, and ten minutes before 0 o'clock
all were on their way for Knoxville,
arriving at t be depot ten minutes be
fore (i, nothing having occurred on the
way to mar the pleasure of the occa
sion. Altogether it was a very please
ant affair and the committee of tl;e
Lodges at Maryvllle and Knoxvil'e
deserve :he thanks of all who partici
pated. Camp-Meeting and District Conference
On Friday evening, August 27th, we
will commence a camp-meeting at,
Carpenter's Camp Ground, which will
ha continued until Monday, Sept. Uth.
In connection with this camp-meeting
will be held the District Conference of
the Athens District ; the exercises of
which will commence Wednesday,
Sept. 1st, at 6 o'clock, A. M. Brethren
of the Athens District, we expect you
to come, because it is your duty : but
will you not come iu time to be at the
first of the camp-meeting, and not
wait until the sitting of the District
Conference '.' We are praying for and
expecting a revival ut this cuiufi
meeting come and help labor for this
Important result.
And we earnestly request our minis
ters in other parts of the conference to
come to this feast of tabernacles. '
Come at lirst aud stay until the last of
this ten days' meeting; don't wait for
us to address yon witb private notes.
Begin now to make your arraugt
ments to this end.
There are twelve tents now on tbe
ground, aud we hope that others will
lie built and occupied, and besides
these, we expect that many w ill camp
in canvass covered wagons.
Carpenter's Camp Ground is seven
miles southwest from Maryville,
Blount couuty. Term., and brethren
coming here by railroad, ly addressing
the undersigned a' Hulf'-'etler's store,
Blount county, Tenn., informing us
when ' we shall meet them at ti e
depot, will lie mei with conveyance
and escorted to the camp ground.
T. S. "Walker.
Londou Illttli Kctimrt
We learn that tbe Trustees of this
Institution hav made arrangements
with Professor- E. B. Olm-ted, D. S.
Bodenhamer and J. A. Mitchell, ly
which a first UsS Graded School will
be started in Aug'is'. Wearegritif.nl
to learu that '.his arrangement mee s
with general approbation
Prof. Olni-'.ed t- m gentleman f
varied attainments a;.d comes eil
recommended. Ail 'ire acquainted
with the other two gentlemen.
If the people will only do their pan
the prospects are very flattering fur an
excellent school. From the exi res
sloriB we hrve already beard frcm
many of our citizens, we feel ju-titied
in saying that harmony and good feel
ing will prevail and that the tch.'jl
will be productive of tnilch poo I.
The school will consist of five de
partments, betides music, which will
he filled by competent teadur- regard
less of the number of pupils who tr.sy
attend. Loudon Tim.
The Callre Population of Ihe Cil.ibe.
la in a greater or less degree infected w.'.h
the taint ol'fcrofula. It appear! in v ir:jii
fnrm, such a White Swelling", Ulcer-,
Kryipela, Swelled Neck. Indolent In
flammations, .Mercurial Affui'tiorif. CXd
Horeo. Elaiiitiors of the Skin, .Sore F..v-,
4e. For" these a ril M si! ntlier c"n-t:'.J-tiontd
dises'ii lit. Tutt' .Sursar'ri-1 ;id
Queen's Dolight hu proven il-ei'.',.. a tr.'.-4
moi l intlanct-i a posit've art'J1 le.

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