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1 rCBUSHEI WERT WEEK BT bjo r j e. V n rr en . f H corner of Jaekcon and Kentucky sis ; , lttP staira.) ; " y Ltes of advertising. l square, ten lines cr less, one Insertion y.tM; each subsequent icsertioa-GOc. r . rt 1 - f. ff e 4 7 00 10 00 ... nr. oo - 4 - , oo 9 00 12 oo - 18 00 - ! 2fi eo - ' 9 00 13 (0 - 18 00 - 25 00 :- -. sr. oa - 15 00 - 20 00 6 12 I - - 35 00 - - 0 00 Calf Ml4 3 0Tth - " " 40 00 g . (!) OO t jo ... 75 00 Ote column s'tcoaths -i. 6 " - . - - !H 00 Announcing Candidate. For Ftete- Ofiwr. - $ 00 For County - -. , Tor Municipal Officers ..- - . . w Marriage nnd Deatb. Katicoa of tke above cuaraeu will U tcr-.ed free of rharpe. Ob.iuacs wa trio ut of resPec. Inserted at SI per'quare for four lie. .r less aad "OsenU.totiach ItilBteteiti w" eolicitod from any nJr Nes letter, from AYestern k.n oeXy and Tennessee esreciall.v desired. PROFESSIONAL. T.T. J0HS9TO,IU WALTER D.DCSBAS. . JOHNSTON & DUNBAR, Jittorncys at Lav, - - Ileal Estate Agents, 7H f.CCCEMORS TO AXfcEHSOX & JOHSSTO. ' MATVIELD Kr-iuuivx. W,f Gmres county. Ky.nA nj the Joit Court of McCracien, B"rd, Uck Fulton, Mureball. r.d Calloway eoun Also, in the Veder.l Court, at I'ad., Und the Court of Appeal t FrankforU ular nd personal attentioa gien to N-ction of claims, and other business yo our care. ATTORNEYS AT LAW rrs, Real Estate Agents IIICKMAN, K . - ,1 attend promptly to k'.l bn!nt )hem in Southwestern Kentucky esteru Tennessee. -ILL PHACTICE IX ALLTIIK tuti Iud titles, At Real Estate and tue psrcimc jan6if B. B. WALKER. ttorac' at Iv a CKMAN, : : lvh-Mttivt ILL pri'M.-o together m all the Courts Of Soytawentern Kentucky Counrjr, ' ?n the Courts of West Teuneh.iee. V ime rrorujtly collected and remittances F. UulIOCK.; tincwT'ai', o., Moltoft, Bioiey wa . . Jtoruey at Iaw, y "ad EKfML 1 C0LLECT1N8 -AGENT, CM AN, KENTUCKY. Jomrtly attend to all ousiness West Tennesbee. janb-tf isderdaleL&jr.Pratlier. AttcriCTS said Counselors At Law j . , UICKMA X, AT. . . ; t . (XTTILL attend promptly to the collection VV of Claims, to the inTestigatio-ri of Land Titlee. purchase and sale of Real F.atate, and the prosecution and defence of" suit in Southwestern Kentucky, North western Ter. neisee, and the adjacent part of MissonrL Oflica is MilU-t'a Block. janS tf OSCAR TURNER, .' HAS BESCMEB THE - I PBACTICE OF I. A TV, ' : m T cocxtie or, rcLror, nicKXAX axd graves AKD will attend promptly to all business entrusted to hiH cara In laid countiea, and alio in the other countiea in thia J u 4icial Uiatriet. BO- .4ddre either PADUCAU office, or BLAKDVILLE, Ky. aag31 tf. Dr. W.D.Corbet, - HICKMAN, KY.,; Oiriet al W. R. Walker" Drug Store. m. J. W.- GOURLEY, HICKMAy,- : t KENTUCKY O 7PF.RS his profcuaional services to tha citixecs ot U:ck.a&an, aud. vicinity. ttayS-ly. ' 5rofcssInaI. T'V'RS CATLETT &. BLANTON, Laye con II eluded to form a partnership, for au indefinite time.. Our friends, and to 6tck eencra.il v. who desire our medical atten tion, will find na always ready to wait upon them' In the absence of one, the rrofes- Jionu.1 aervicea of the other cuu he had: . , 4 . and Livery . Stable. "Ti. S. riummcr, KEMUCKf STftLET, , .1 ; .constantly on hand for hire'aa 'Lzh, BUGGIES and HACKS. Thankful for patroaaze heretofore extend- A bin, be sftlierta a coatinnanoe of same. : V . . , ool Carding. ,.'liepherd,'at' his 'ofd stand,, near ;ion, ia atiil prepared to do wool iba beatuaancr and on the taost . terms. May-2-1 II li . ar " - 6 - k " '12 " S 1 . j . 8 " " d .. 13 . Farth uiun 1 couth 2 " 8 " ft Q VWm .1 VOL. V. N. P. HARNESS & CO., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL STOVES, Tinware and Castings, AISO, Tenn. and Mo. Iron, Steel and CASTINGS, Axles, 7ulb3, Fellow?, Spokes, etc, etc, and all kinds of Woodwork. ALM, Urates,' Tin, Copper ami SHEET-IRON' 'WARE. Job Work done to order, such as Guttering, Roofing, et. all kinds of MILL WORK, BRAZING, COITER PIPES Dccr.s, sash, elites aits class. Etc., Etc. C L I X T O X STREET, uext door to McCutchen & Co'b, Store,) Hickman, Ily. J. H. DAVIS DEALER XX G-rccerics, v.BOOKS AND STATIONERY, BOOTS, snons, II AT CAPS. etc. CLINTON STREET, HICKMAN. KY. Bj3i Particnlar atteutiin paid to Filling Orders. jan? tf Slanufactarcr aau t)ea!cr ia Havana and Doniatic Uigart, TOBACCO, SNUFF, VITES, ETC. . - also, v . Tojs, lotion, Ktc, Clintou Street, IUCKMA. - - - . CV. Southern Ezpress Company V . I FORWARD MONEY and Freight to al points in the United States and the Territories: alsotoall points in Europe., . OVERTON, i'TEELE & CO oct 12 ' t . Agents. , Eondurant Drewry, Wholesale Grocer, Forwarding 'and COMMISSION MERCHANTS niCKMA X, : : : KY AGENTS FOR Ohio River Salt Company. ALATtOK supply of SJLT, LIME, and CEMENT, and heavy ItOCEIiIES, Sugar, Coffee and Molasses, etc., constantly oa band. Money Saved is Money Made ! IN ORDER to niaks room for a large hPltl-NU AND SUMMER STOCK, we will sell for the next two weeks our entire stock of - BUY GOODS, CLOTHING, JJ00T3 AND iaiOES, HATS, GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, at grertly reduced prices. Cdtt and be con vinced before purchasing elsewhere. J. II. TLAUT & Lt'.O. feb20 HICKMAN MARBLE' :W0RES HICK. MAN, KT. J)." ZEUS. . , !KALtR IS iTALtAN ' ASD AMERICAN MARBLS. MONUMENTS, TOMB AND CRAVE - - STONES. HAVING received a fine lot of American and Italian .Varble, I am prepared to fill all orders. Call and examine our work OHer frem the ooTintry premrKly fiHel- 7 HICKMAN, CKAS. A. KCLCOMSE'S COLUMN. DR. JOHN BULL'S Groat Ti e m o d i e s DIl. JOHlT BULK'S ConcentratcJ Extract of ," u. c II U": COMBINED VTIT1I Brcmido of Potassium. Purchase a Bottle and carefully read direc tions. T)UCIIU 15? A STIMULANT, and of iisclf 3 may fail to effect a cure, but Buchu, n hen scientifically combined with Bromide of Potussiuiu uud other ingredieniii, pro duccH a sel.-iliTe efi'ect, and cauru's a healthy aciion, thus increasing tie powers of ilise" tion, allaying irritation, reducing all un natural Bwellings, stopping pain aud inflam mation, and causing the repairs and uutri nieuts in the human body to be jrreuter than the wastes, thua preventing decomposition and decay, and gives uourifhrnent, liralth and Tigir to the system. j My Buchu is good for all diseases arising from excesses; such as Weakness, and Pain in the Back and Legs. Trembling in the ra tion of the Heart, Weak Nerves, Pallid Countenance, Dryness of the Skin, Scrofula' .Syphilis, iu it mail y forms, Ulcers, uud Tumors. If your system is affected by any of the aboTe symptoms and diseases, relief is at hand. Get a Untie of my Buchu and Bro mide of Potassium at once and you may re ly on being cured. I know just w hut I say. My record as a Compounder of Medicine is second to no man in the Southwest. Twenty-five or thirty years ago. as my fellow-citizens know full well, fouud me be hind the prescription counter in the city in which I now dwell; I have cured more peo ple of Tnrioiis diseases than all the physi cians in Louisville put together Undoubt edly, for every single patient that any Louisville physician has I have a hundred. I am no upstart of yesterday. , My Medi cine are a success a great success. Loais ville is not large enough for me to have a competitor. 1 monopolize the Wholesale Patent Mediciuc Trade here. One and au other has tried, by copying after me here in Louisville, tocompete with me, but, one after another, their guns have been silenced, aud their efforts have b"en abortive. My Medicines are good and auswer the purpose that is the secret of my success. My reputation as a compounder of good, ie- UsWa ai tides is fully esi&Mitfhed. I believe my Bucuit and Bromide of Po tassium is the best article now in the mar ket for the cure of all uiseases of the urinary or geuito-uarinary organs, such us Noctur- 9 rial Ineontineri'-.?. lrriinbility of the Blad t'-r ; i and U : el hi : ut' the Ki i :u . 1 ;.i..nii i;;!ii.:o:i vl tl.t ', ai d all that cl.iss i:f li . i , . i .. . i , l V is l :i v u iiu. iu l iv it.c anai ucvutiu. J per directions i:i all cases. ! John bull. I-UV 11 liL. Use M. D -i Vender Ci:LKi:u.vTi:D SMITH TOXIC W .t vox tiik trar op AGUE AND FEVER f! IT T T. T S A " T V VV V. V. ! The proprietor of this celebrate 1 medi- cine justly claims f.,r it a superiority over all remedies ev?r offered to the public fori Ithe Bafe. certain, speeJy, and permneut i cure of Ague and Fever, or Chills and Fever, wuctner ot short or long standiujr. He re fers to the entire Western and .Southwest ern country to bear him testimony to the truth of the assertion, that in no cane w h.U- i ever win it tan io cure, u tue uircciiona are strictly followed and carried out. In a grent many cases a single dose has beeu uQicirnt fur euro, and whole . families have Lcen cured by a eiugle bottle, with a perfect restoration ot the general health. It td li ,-.- nrn.li.nt o t . I in .vrv ..ua more certain to cure, if. its use is continued in smaller dosea for a week er two after the diarae has been cheeked, more especial! v in difficult and longstanding cases. Usually, this medicine will not require any aid to keep the bowels in good order; should the patient, however, require a cathartic medi cine, after having takeu three or four doses of 'the Tonic, a single dose of BULL VUG ETLALE FAMILY PILLS will be sufficient. BULL'S WORM DESTROYER. Extract of a Letter from Georgia. ViLLAjiOW, vValkeb Coi-ntt, Ga., 1 June 29, lhCO. Tr. John Bull Dtar Sir; I have recently given your lPorm Defrayer several trials, and find it wonderfully efficacious. It has not failed in a single instance to have the wished for effect. I . am doing a pretty large country practice, and have daily use for some article of the kin L ';; I am, sir, respectfully. JULIUS P. CLEMENT, M. D. P- S. So unqualified and numerous are the testimonials , in favor of my Wyrin De stroyer thn.t newspaper space is entirely too small to tell its merits. " " It iaan infallible remedy for 'Worms. Try it and be convinced. Se mr journal for a more full description. fOilN BULL. ill St. Lorts, April 30. Dm. Jcmit BrLfc- Dear Sir : Knowing the efficiency of your Sarsaparill, and the heal ing and beneficial qualities it possesses, 1 send you the following statement oftny cise: I wiis wounded about (o years ngo w? taken prisoner and confined for fixteen mouths. lining moved sj often, my wounds Iihtk not healed yet. I have uot eat up :i moment since I was wounded. I am shot through the hips. My general he;i!th is impaired, aud I need something to assist nature. I have more faith iu your Sarsa purilla than iu any thing else. I wish that that is genuiae. Please express me half a dozen bottles, snd oblige Cxrr. C. P. JOHNSON, r. S.--Mr. 'John son waa the son of a skill ful.vurgeou. Ilia mother recommended to her friends, and for many years used my Sarsaparilla with perfect success. In Scrof ula and Fever-sores ?.lrs. Johnson states that the cures effected were almost miracu lous. Read my ..Journal, for extended in formation and ' advice in your ca.se. My Journal contains ; certificates of eminent persons, ministers and medical men men who are know n here in this community for integrity and veracity. I have recently received a moat remarkable certificate from an eminent gentleman of Louisville. :- JOHN BULL. BULL'S PZOTOSAL TOD CSE3EY. ' BULL'S CEDRON : BITTERS. BULL'S VEGETABLE FAMILY PILLS. All the above medicines prepared by Dr. John Bull at his laboratory, Fifth Street, Louisville, Ky. For sale by C. A. UOLCOMBE, Druggist, Hickman. Ky. ' rcarehl FULTON COUNTY, THE HICKMAN COURIER, SATURDAY, MA It. 11, IS71 .egre Testimony. ; TLe Iliekuian Coi;kier favors negro tcKtiuioTiy, or rather an aiucdiueut to the State law of evidenca so . to make the necro a conipcteut witne.ss. Tl, a:j allegcJ, to save., trouble ani keep our people out of the Federal courts. N e dtsbent from this view of tbo cui-e, from the fact that the people of Kentucky in thus aetioir would virtually admit the validity of the Radical amendments to tho Ooustitutiun, and tube true topriuci ple, and to liouor, and to manhood, we. to save a little trouble, should never voluntarily "accept the bituation" thus ruthlessly aud iufamously thrust upon us. The admission of negro testimony equally admits, or acknowledges the negro to be a citizen, and a voter, aod a juryman. aud a Justice and a J udge, and au equal in all respects to the white man. First deojuttd aud obtaiu the abrogation of the sectional amendment to the Constitution, aod then, aud not till then the State can amend her law of evidence.' We are ready 'to tiubiuit it to the vote of, the people, the legitimate voters of the State. Louiscille Daily Sun. The error of the Sun U iu supposing that the udiutsaiou of uejrro evidence in our State courts, . virtually admits the validity of the 14th and 15th aiueud meuts. The Democratic pai ty questions the validity of these amendments, Dot because they award civil rights and the elective franchise to the negro, but be cause they do so iu a manner utterly subversive of local self-government. The Sun would have the woili believe that the Democracy bases its opposition to these amendments upou no higher grounds than prejudice aud hostility to the negro, but thanks to the iuteiligeuce of the party and to the eternal principles of truth, such is not the case. The De mocracy would oppose as strenuously and determinedly auy effort of the Federal Government to interfere with local State affairs, having no relevaucy whatever to l the negro. j But while we would .pare no exertion I to have the Federal Government fastened j within the limited powers delegated to it bv the States and the reserve 1 runts of the States indisputably rcooutiizcd aud we can not fellow extremists H 11 - i in this eternal wrangle about nig- ger." Tkc Itijij r:in- liar'' I. is .'A , . , ., . , i . ; in? tf J-J xctth the. :ugro. As a fc.ave, J J tue i.ezro oecupieu a couspieuus part in politics, because the States justly aimed the riht of regulating the insti tution of slavery withiu their own bor- ders, and opposed Federal intervention, j B'jt. now, whether it has been effected by j fraud, violence or whatnot, his freedom is an ueeotiiplishe 1 fact, (and not even i the Sim will disjiute this), aud his prom- ' j lucnoe iu pontics should cease. Now, 1 we will j iu the Sn ia demnndiog the 1 ,Vri) ,:.(ion of these amendments, but '" . . ... WC opiue from a d.Hereut stand point. We WOuld have them abrogated in order to secure and right of 1 establish for the States the ocal self government. Why wouljl the Suit havo them abrogated? In order that the rjegru might be divested t of certain rights? Our view places the ' Democracy upon eternal principle ; while the jatter reduce3 Jt to a mere party of i j passion and prejudice, i The Radical party propose to shoulder , . . . ! the negro, and our view is to let tbem j Lear the burden and make the most of it The Democracy have higher principles aud considerations, and will not be dis comfitted in the eyes of any good man, North or South, by engaging in a war for or against him. The negro must work out Lis own salvation. , So far as the cry about ''nero equality ," is con cerned, its a mere bug a boo, and means nothing;. All this depends upon the con seat of the people with whom he is thrown, all the laws of the Federal and State governments' to the contrary notwith standing. The negro has been free for years, a voter for years, and yet has ob tained no feocial equality, except ia in stances where parties eeek the negroes level. Ia America every man. is lord of his own household, and has a right to protect it from auy intrusion white or black. Let the negro pass from the political boards. Let the Northern miud becoma divested of that mistaken sympa thy for him, kept alive by extreme men North and South for party purposes, and their returning reason will restore the Democracy to power, and forever extia guish the lladical party which is held to gether ouly by hate, prejudice, aud ty ranny. Our State Revenue. Our Legislature has passed a bill to change the time of paying reveuue into the State Treasury, bo as to begin the 1st of October, and have the entire revenue in by the 1st of April uekt'after ' Those sheriffs who fail to pay their entire reve nue in by the latter period are required to pay the Stata a penalty of Sve per ccut am ou the taxes unpaid. Dr. L'Nher Declines. Editor Gonritr : Sir: - Id your issue of the 2oth ult., I notice a call upon rue to bceoiae a candidate for the Legislature. With a high appreciation of the kind feelings entertained for me, and many acknowledgements for the complimentary manner in which my name was used, by my friends of the "Middle. District," yet, ia consideration of the claims of those who are already in the field, and others who are called upon, all of whom are older, more experienced, and far more worthy than myself, I respectfully decline the profFercd honor.' - '- ' t. M. Usher. LorGETON March 3, 1871. KENTUCKY, SATURDAY, MARCH 11. 1871. Management of Counties. That fpicy paper, the Dycrsbarg Ga zc'te, noticing: the fact, that out of 14 as sessors appointed by the Counjy Court 12 are members of tho Court, says: MVc regret this, tot only because we believe in rotatiou j 0flice and an equal division ot the i-poils," but because the principle is glariflgly and radically wrong. It seems to 'run in the blood' of County Courts to appoint themselves to position, and the eousequence is, whether done right or not, there ia too much of cour tesy entertained to quettiou the work of a brother member." Couaty Courts should avoid such evils, and we tliink the State Legislature tdiould pass a law forbidding it. COLOXKL R. II. Ta'or, a farmer re tiding at Brownsville, Teuu., has JL'300 ia Kngland to be invested in swine that win priies at fairs. lie buys the finest hogs at all the great fairs in the United States, cni hi collection of animals of thi sorj, already made, drawa numbers of peo'p'i't lo thfeplautatiou"" which iiettlil-" vafes with infbite eare and tkill. IIoihI Inrome Tax. We undersand that the. assessors have received ins'tietions from Washiugton to commenic assessing the income tax as soou as the; receive the new blauks, which are now being prepared. The tax will be at the nte of the two aod one half per cent, or all iucome iu excess of S2, 000 received or earned during the year 1870, with :he usual deduction for rent, taxes. Sec. There will be no more special taxes or licenses assessed after the 1st of May, cxeej't in cases of -spirits, tobacco, and feiUieiitod liquors. Tlie HUtory of a Town. Tho following local, which we clip from the Dyersburg Gazette, is the best we ever saf on tlie subject and every word true to the letter1: "Tha lotal adveitisemeat of a country paper give! a more correct hUtory of its towu than any "sketch" that pen could write. No matter how well the editorials may be writteu, or how graphically the news may be prescuted, uouc of these care fully elaborated or judiciously condensed colutuus -cuiue home to the business aud bosom" of some readers more effective ly thau uo udvcrti.-,c-i;iciits do to others, I 1 or lewis eo piaiuSy Ihe true st.iuuiu; ci your couiuiuuitv. GiaCffi at our cuIuua:i ! of new adc;i ti-etcents iu to days i.mue, ' ul" iuslauce. There you Cud iu iuiilJ y j wriiicu a ieui iu ue i.jsii'1 y cu i ' , c: e - . T . , -. ! burg. In it ou learu that one ot the .n,.,. ,,.!,,,, r,; ,,,.P ..... 1. , r;.t;, .1 from business aud been succeeded by two pised ff-r the purpose of including the juud comfortable as you dcecribc them to! rising and deserving young men; it tells . n'gr. We must accord hiiu before the ! U-3' 'e iifrea-t J. you what stage route tuuie lo Dycr&burg ; courts o even chance in the race of life. .Tr.o L';iit I States have ter n with when the btages arrive aui leave that j Outside of the courts let us do the same '.pride the youi'g meu of Jp;m c'imiti'z a fcteaniboat ruu regularly betwecj Dy j or mere. The matter of h:s iastruction, j here t- receive ncientific educations. 1 eraburg aud Ilaies i'oiut who keeps th , encouragement and elevation should be j. shall take great pleasure in c .ntnb jiitig Kxpre.-.s othoe in our towu who owus;ci't to those insensible influences by ! to make their residence iu this couutry Che Diig. r wt.o runs the Jivcry j which society ia shaped and perpetuated j agreeable and profitable to thetti, shariti stable, aud that a new arocery store has j to the, voluntary efforts of individuals ' wi'l you the. ,it;i)ti th it educitbn is been started. Ail this in one issue. ' BI)d communities. To make such efforts the basis ol' progress and iu the hot.-e and Our rancr Las a valuable circulation, aod labors hard and cheerlujiv for every locul enterprise that "turns up," aud uut un (Vpci iii-n I ! c trie.s tu iHrn on tin " what we want to ank of every business man iu the place be he professional, The perpetuation of political freedom mercantile or mechanical is this: Pojand tlie security of society is largely cou you not think it is your duty to help to i cerned in our success. Those who know write the history ot lyersburg in your own couuty - paper; , It you do, bring your advertisemeuU to us liko a gdod fellow, and let the world see that you ale in busiucss and are willing to contribute to the prosperity of your towu aod county." Deatb of .Major Elurne. Id Coluubus, Ky., on Saturday morn ing, February 23th; 1S71, Major John Clay Iloroe. Mai. Home was extensively knowu throughout Western Kentucky, a brave and ixallaut Confederate soldier, a genial companion, aud a steadfast frieud. In common, with the many others who mourn his death, we joiu in tending our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family of the deceased. Gdumlus Dis patch. ; mm" .mM Dcalb or IIIsliop Andrew. The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, has jut sustaiued a loss in the death of U'mhop James Osgood Andrew which will be deeply felt throughout that extensive aud influential deoomiua lion. Last Sabbath he preached in New Orleans, aod on Wednesday was Btricken with paralysis, immediately after which he was taken to his son iu law's home in Mobile, Alabama, where he died on Thursday. Uiohop Andrew was a native of Geor gia, lie entered the Methodist ministry wheu a very young man, and was elected Bishop by the Geueral Conference, held iu Philadelphia. it May, 1S32. At tho time of hi death he was the senior Bishop of the Methodist Church, South, and the oldest Methodist Bishop in the world. He was beloved by all for Lis deep piety and kindness of heart, and was an earnest,., eloquent preacher. He had been married three times, and leaves a widow in Mobile. Nashville Banner. Goi erpor of Eientuckr A possi ble Interregnum. , The . Courier Journal , suggests that as the Senatorial terms of acting Gov ernor P. II. Leslie, aud G. A., C. Holt. Speaker of the Senate, will both expire oa the first Monday in August, the Com monwealth of Keutucky will be loft with out a Governor from that time until the 20th of September, when the Governor elect can be inaugurated, unless some action is previously takeu to supply the place during that time. . It is .suggested that Speaker Holt reign before the pres ent sessiou of the Legrslature adjourn, and allow some Senator who holds over to be elected Speaker, upon "whom the duties of Governor would devolve duriug the interval named. If Mr. Holt does not do this, it will become the duty of acting Governor Leslie to convene the Senate in extraordinary session, iu order to fill the vacancy, as the Commonwealth could not well get along 44 days without a governor. Tor the sake of economy it is to be hoped that Senator . Holt will resign in time to allow the Senate to make the necessary election before its adjournment. , . . Me do less than they ouht unloee they do all they can. COITKH From the Nashville Union and American. - Society arid I he Aceri o. In the present perfect lull of local pol itics with no elections, State or Fcder al, for eightceu months to come wo may hope a few words on the relations of the negro to our Southern coLuinuuities may receive due consideration, without sus picion of partisan purpose: We question the houodcess of the fourteeuth and Clteenth amendnjeutst not because tht-y award civil rights aud the elective franchise to " tho freedman, but because they do $ iu a manner utterly subversive of local self government. We think there is a more excellent way By the new Constitution of Tennessee our people have made the uego an integral element of our body politic. It is well to appreciate this accomplished fact. And it would be well to have this impressed upon the party most interested that his rights have beeu placed upon the only legitimate and peruiaucnt basis, the coii sent of the community iu which he lives. As we value our free institutions, it is our interest to nee that he use hi Inn vliiso iurelligKUi?) rind, fur tLa publfg good to sco that he u well grounded iu a sense of political du,ty and justice. If any think his udmissiuu a severe strain on our popular t-ystem, that is only an additional argument for etirue-f t f-udea vor. In his iu liviJual aud family relations, the negro continues a constituent part of our Southern people aud a leading pro ductive clement. If a wholesale depor tatiou were feasible to morrow, the ma jority of Teunesscans would pause be lore bidding hiiu God speed. No; he must remain among u, aud his influence will, must, be felt, in society, for good or for evil, lie must live : e cannot eee hiiu starve. Neither eau we tiffurd, as comtuu,nities, to support him in idleness or couuteuaoce him iu crime. Nor is it our interest to tee towu and country blotched over with mud hovels, uniuvi- jng to the stranger and dcmoral.zmg to tl-iO nulir. Kr.A.li.r. vrmwtT ...... t 1 ...... .. the native, breeding poverty? petileuce and petty larceny. It is the interest of no community to harbor a thriftless., un productive class. Such cancers on socie ty may be inseparable from the vast swai nieriefl of old settled countries, but there is no excuse for such in this broad fertile land of Teuuessee. Therefore it is our duty to endeavor, by all meaus within our power, to draw out the neroe's iddiistiial capacities, to make him provi dent aud prosperous, to teach him self reliance and so improve his lot iuiit'e and make hiiu a coutented worker iu the hu :ju!j Live. This must be mainly a labor ol love. Tb negro. :is a il-liu'.t class, has pa-'-scd beyond the pule cf sp'cia! leu!-uU0!i. Nor would we like to see j Uie ntuicace l-e.ious ot tho peopie (1 lyr.Si formerly cf the Coufederate army nrat statu'? enacted ; Japan tovvar t tUe Unite i ttv.tea.. 'f' M ar.J present Representative in the Keu from -the surroaudio. ; peopu; of tins vjountrjr reciprocate your t UK. y Legislature from Mc-Crackea coua- en tile th.it mi-h? i.t" his r.u-r ti hnir mnri vmrtifiihirlT ftn him than on us. We want to see the law rflient w. must rtfnift an earnest in ; terest in Lis welfare. To make the man- j iistatiou certain, it must be with us a t - T . th a wiH accl a heart. the nei;ro best will most readily concede that he will not be insensible to sincere, unselfish interest in his behalf. lie is naturally a g ! of his errors rateful creature, aud nnny since emancipation may be attributed to his sudden and complete iso lation from the -sympathies and counsels of those to whom he had always looked for encouragement aud instruction. The war turned him out on the world, all un prepared and unfamiliar, like a disiuher- j ied child. I'robably we erred iu yield j ioj; him. without a struggle, to the selfish schemers who swarmed the South to make money of our miseries. Aud often we have become impatient at his docility r f r .... .... ., ...... u... ..... i. : .. tor those needs of his social nature that we peevishly denied Liui. But those days are passing away, and we may rea sonably expect to be henceforth the mas ters of our owu do.itiuies. Let us now at length begin the good work. Our doctors, on their mission of mercy, enter the lowliest hut, and lawyers will defend the lowest criminal for a mere pittance, while the local politician will not hesi tate to improvise and attcud the uegro ball for the furtherance of his ambitiou. With higher motives, in the interest of society and of our chillreo, let us also prdcee'd to labor earnestly in this invi ting harvest of humau souls. The church can aid largely in this work ; perhaps the church should lead. Unless our people take hold of this work, and speedily, we fear we shall bequeath our children a heritage of woo ia tho next generation of negroes reared amid all the curses of civ ilization, without the moral and human izing influences that the present genera tion have partially enjoyed. Unless so ciety takes hold now, iu some manner similar to that we indicate, the negro queftiou will be, tweuty years hence, a more terrible reality than wo dare dream of. , Jh ubov1 Kis written before the dovelupruents of the '"Colored State Cou vention" reported yesterday. Those un r:ilir(l f.ir iind infi;iirirn:i tnrv nrafiAC'iiiiiff on!& .aerve to thow what a thorn iu ouri , . - i .... j i r .1. . n I w i i 1 prove, unless we speedily and fuc cessiully inaugurate individual and social elTortsto rescue them from the hands of the Philistiues. among ; whom they have U'.l.k I li.l. IllHriHI'll'll lllllll II!. Ill I IK Amnesty. The following resolution was unanimously adopted at a meeting of many of the leading Republicans of the State, held on Thursday night last, at Frankfort : v Resolved. That it i the judgment of the Republicans of -'Kentucky, that the time has arrived .when' the Congress of the United States should grant a geueral amnesty to all who. under existing laws, are under political disabilities, in conse quence of their participation in the re bellion. A nnmher of the . members of the State Central Comm'utee. and nearly all the Republican members of the Legis- ' hture, were prtr?nt at tha mcttiug. iuiu5j.u.iiSci,iiin;u iiu waa uui ecciiu;iie I'-eoiiieof 1 en iuc t y . jjvery iiicasurc NO 9. Tlie Japunete CisLu'y I'rentat- t(l to Hit I'l fisiilll t. The Japanese LiuiLusy, which arrived in Washington last week, was presented to the President in tho Blue Parlor of j the White House, by Secretary Fish llioie were present be.-iues tecre'ary Fish, Pres'ideut and Mis. tra;it, Mis. Fish, Mr. Bancroft. Mr. a ad Mr.. Dvis, and others. The individuals of t' e ftu bassy were introduced to Seciv'tury Fish by Mr. Bronks, the Japne.-e Cou.-ul at San F ia rjciscij, aud by t!.e ictaty tu the President They were, fcuh-coueutly introduced to the assembled company. M'EEcH OP TUE PUINcr. WhcD the introduction to the 1'rei-i detit had takeu place. Prince Mits Fu&i uia said : "Mr. Piiksident : This audience has beeu sought th-it I might express to you my admiritiou of the interest m the many wonderful works of Amcricau en terprise, and I assure you that these ex pressions are not empty words, but the hearty sentiment of cur people. "Intercourse between our respective countries has been reuularly established through a. rugula.riuouthly line of'ste-tui. er, and by steaiiMbhip of surpudHio ex cellence, whose trips, iu connection with the great Pacific railroad, afford to us a rapid and agreeable route to Kurope. "With every modern luxury, speed and convenience acro.-s your cunlineut, our travelers tnd students, like myself, on their way abroad, will hereafter become better acquainted with your country and people. We shall constantly encourage intercourse, and aim annually to in crease more iutimate and important re. h'atious. vv e sincerely hope tor your kind co operation and assistance, and shall welcome any augmentation of the prescut mail aud traveling facilities to more closely unite our interest. 'The Government of Japan is well aware that education is the basis of all progress, and, theretore, sends her yuong America and Kurope, hoping thereby to 1 ' - men to receive a bcieutiuc education 10 Gtlv prepare them to take a wise and discriminating part hereafter iu the affairs of our Government. Our Government has commissioned its diplomatic agent resideut in this country to assure you that it is earnestly seeking for permaueut progress iu all that is great and good as rapidly as it can acquire these cheiisbed ends, and it desires particularly, to ce. ment more closwly the already friendly relations ut.d interests existirg between our respective people." Til t PRESIDENT HKIM.IED. Prince It L'tvas me much pleasure to reer-ive you in this fn-udly anJ un . :;.'... i il wkv, n i to leuro from yo-r hps I Wish that !l-e pre-t-Ut mentis otiuter course Letwceu the two uations, gi e-.t j i belief th:. t by acouiiiji ii.ii iiu L'.iiteJ jotates. tn y win i.eip t ... Ct'iiltllt and ex j feu tb. f i it udi v re, ut i.. ViLK'll COW I ' ha v exi-t be (we cn !.c t;vo nr.'icDS. Tlie DHabllit lliil. Mr. Beck, of lveutuek, succeded iu callimr un at'd r:issin' by a two thirds 'vote the Senate bill ro relieve a dumber i of- promiuent Keutuckiaos from their po j luical disabilities. 1 he bill now only needs the si-ruature of the President to . become a law. and will certainly be sin Jeii Among the persons relieved are 11. j j Ureekiuridjre. ' S. V. Ireckirjrtdge, j j. -p. HullottL. L. liuruett, Jas. U. Cantrell, Thus. T. Hawkins, Geo. M. Jessee, Wiu. Lindsay, J. B. McCicary, Ben. Berry, Clinton McClarty, P." S. Scott, and others. The calling tip and debatiug on the bill were managed by Mr Beck with his u-ual judgemen', and its . I II . " 1 j violent freiu dices i"elt by the Radicals for passage is a roniartiauie inumpn over tue ' . ,.-. i 1 of this kiud once passed helps to fecure the relief of others. NoT SO FORI l"N ATE. Mr. Beck was not so fortunate in his subsequent endeavor to pass a large dis ability bill, having in 400 or GOO names from all the Southern States.- Butler and Porter, armed with the power of the Reconstruction Committee, have resisted the bill and kept it back all the session. They resisted it sharply aud prevented a two thirds vote. The vote stood 103 to 59. This was rather better than was exrected tome time aeo. Another effort will probably be made, and it is possible a prominent and ultra Radical member may move to pass the bill and thus carry it, but the chauce is cot very strong for success. The total number of persons now dis qualified, is estimated by well informed Southerners lrorn 150.UOO to 200,000. The radicals assert this to bo an over es timate, but there can be uo doubt of its geueral correctness. The bill which the House refuses to pass, does not contain the name of any one who was an old member of Congress, or an officer of the army, or any oce who had a national refutation; and is. therefore, specially obnoxious 10 the Republicans. AstrTorc were uo Southern leaders in the' bill, the vote now takCriV.x years after the war. t,p1",r J ,J larattn that they hundred thousand nrot'OsO fO keep two I " Southerners iu riernetual slavery. Lven the carpet baituor fried to have the bill patted, as this disfrauehiseiuent. is sweep ing tlie ground from under thcr fret all over the South. r JIall Service Discontinued. " LocisviLLE, March 3. Some, time ago a negto mail agent wis put ou tha road between Louisville and Lexington. Shortly after he was attacked at Beusou Station by unknown persons. Since then a squad of soldiers have beeu guarding him on the road, but this mornins the mail service was suddenly discontinued on the line, it is said by order of tho de partment. ' - ' ' " HORSE stealiug is. becomiug so com mon iu this State that au exchange hopes the Democratic coo vention, which meets next May, will nominate a man for Gov ernor who has no pardon in his eoul. 'Four ycara' administration of 6uch a Governor will Lavs a d;ir?d effect. Terms of SuDScnptioa to tne; IUCKMAN- COUilLEI t-2 OO PKU TEAK I.V ADVAStT. Address, Publrther "IIicikak Cocix,' Hickman, Ky. Mi,e ?liIIiona of (Loni oa tbo; Ca ll ; Crop ol the Soutli. New York, March 4. Tbo World's financial article notices that the Bank of Buglaod has advanced the rate of dis count i per cent, aud say that tha oot ton majktis are ia a btatc of dtuiorali zjtij.i. EOIltEUINa O.V A PANIC. The advance in the rato of discount i a prtcauiicnary measure, in tho eViafot' a sudileu and great withdrawal of .money from the Loudon market, where' It had beeu deposited for safety by persons ou the continent ot Europe during thi war.' The dccliue iu tho price and tendency to the pauic iu the cotton market iu nvtarooL and new yobk is caused by the uotiScatian th4t toaes will be returned by speculatoii who aro overloaded with Cotton. It ia stated that the Greek mcrchaata iu lluropu are CAKKriMU A VERY UlSVX LOAU of cotton, and there is no doubt that they will be forced to sell and realize, from tho action of the bank. - The Wvrld't article continues. 'The power of the Bank of Luglaud to crush TUE MCdT GIGANTIC BPECUL.VTIONi has been frequently illustrated ia tho past, and cites how the bank crushed the Greek speculation iu grain not miuy years ago aud the financial cruis and panic which resulted therefrom. THE BANK OT ENOL.r0 commeuced the policy of contraction ia its accuiumodations to all foroigu firms and speculators who aro likely to weuken its reserve of coin aud crcats a more ao- tive DEMAND rOH rORKIQN B1LL i EX C11ANUK iu the New York market. Owin to telegrams from firms iu Kurope to their correspondents here fur lemittauces to stiengthcn themselves against this even tuality, TDK DECLINB iu the price of cotton, within the Itft twenty lour hours, is equal to niue mill ions of dollars loss ou the cutiru cottoa crop of the South. Distinguished KeutneUy From tb Cincinnati Enquirer. Oue of the most entertaining and bril liant weddings we have had the pleasure of atteudiog, came off Tuesday, 2dtL February. 1:I0 P. M., at the Madison- etri.et Baptist Church, ia Covington Tiie parties were Major Thomi mas K. ftt utiA M is M & rin ri A ririLrl.t Atityi v t - - f, ---- ci te r of Hon. Jesse D. Bright. The attendants were Mr. Cobb and Miss Saiiie Bright, Mr. J. J. Bright and Miss Josie Moss, Mr. Rickey and Miss Theresa Turpiu, Mr. Thomas and Mifa Georgia Bright, Mr. Mortou aud MifJ llauuah Bright. The couple and attcudiuts were all dressed in the most appropriate aud ele gant attire. The marriage ceremony v; u pronounced by Ret. A. K. Baker, of Vers i lies, Ky. Alter the ceremony, the parly and guests rfcpuiicd to the uausiou or the bride's father, where they were enter tained iu the most puinptupu style. The Uible wes laden with the richest viands. The social intercourse of the guests wa marked by uucommoa diguity aud ele gance. Among the distinguiahe J gucpts pres ent were Hon. John W. Stevenson and Ldy, General Win. O. Butler, Hon, uruigg iii x cumicivu, tt'-j't vii vis! j wi.iv were also present a large number of the frieuds of the family ffoni a disiauco. There was but one cause of regret, and that was the inability of Mrs. Bright, on account of illness, to add to the plea antness of the occasion by her presence. Tlie First to L'nter I'arli-Lieutenant Elernlisirdl. In the dispatches yesterday announc ing the entry of the Prussiausioto Paris, au account was given of the appearatca of the first officer entering Paris, Lieuten ant Bernardy (which should have read Bernhardt). He had been selected for this post of honor as a mrk of diatino tion for gallant couduct in battle. We feel that we can claim a sort of acquaint ance with this young officer, whose name is destined to live iu history in connec tion with a notable cveut. Lieutenant Bernhardi is the ion of Professor Carl Vou Bernhardi, of Cassel, who is an author of wide repute. Sev eral of his works have been published by J. J. Bohne's publishing house, in Cas sel, the head of which is the father of our friend E. C Rohoe, of the Louisville Hotel, who was a student in the Lyceum Fredericianum from 1352 to 1854, where Lieutenant Bernhardi, then a young lad, was a pupil iu one of the lower vlaif.es. Lieutenant Bernhardi formerly be longed to tho First Hussars regiment, the Light Blue Hussars of Cassel. He is about 21 years of age, and Las always , i j. i . . i . . ueen regarueci as a youuj uiau hub courage and capacity would wio for hiu a high rank in his profession. Xc-ku-" tille Commercial, Recf.ntlt a love sick swain wa? pay ing court to his dulcinea. She had sriag1 gied him ioto the parlor, aud - the Jrk uea only served to conceal Imr blushci while John told the story of his live. The muttered words reached the paren tal ear, and coming suddenly into the room he demanded to kuow ot Mary who it was she had with her. ''It's the cat, sir," was the mumbling reply. "I)riv it out of hero," thundered pate rfimiHas. "Scat!" screamed Mary, aod then totio voci: (John, ineuow a little.) John fet up a woful yowl. ''That cat a got a ccld," remarked the parent. John yoied louder than ever. "Confound it, bring; a light,. and scare the thing out." This was too much, aud John made a leap lor the window, . carrying glass and fianie with him. "ThuDder! urhit a cat!" said the parent, contemplating the ruin after the light was brought; l utret saw anything like it. and, confound it, its tail it inude of broadcloth," aa ha viewed a fluttering remnant hanging from the window V. O. Picayune. They have on exhibition in Berlin " stone maiden," naid to be a petrified young lady, who was buried alite ly th Inquisition iu Spain, tanny hundred yetvrs ao. '