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GEORGE E. PURVIS,
Sent Free of Postage in Franklin County.
FRIDAY MORN'G, MARCH 0, 1857.
It is witfc feelings of regret we an
nounoo that with this number of the
Home Journal our connection, both as
editor and publisher, ceases. It is cus
tomary on occasions of this kind for
persons to indulge, in a long train of
words, expressive of the motives by
which they have been actuated during
their connection with the position they
vacate, and it is probable if we were
to give rein to our th lights we would
do likewise, but we refrain, as there
is no rSkl necessity for it.
We have only this to say: Since we,
in connection with our friends, Messrs.
Slatter and Metcalfe, commenced
the publication of the Appeal, and sub
sequently the Journal, its successor,
we have endeavored to do our duty in
all particulars, leaving no man rea
sonable grounds for complaint and it
is a great comfort now, as we sever
the relation that has existed so long,
to feel that we have in a great meas
ure succeeded. Our joint efforts to
establish a paper here have been ap
predated by an intelligent communi
ty, and have been crowned with sue
cess. We leave the Journal in a pros'
perous condition, and fervently hope
it may continue so.
To a portion of the citizens of Win
chester we feel under lasting obliga
tions for the "thousand and one" favors
that have been so lavishly showered
upon us. We have lived amongst
them a long time, and ties have been
formed that are hard to sever, and
friendships that can never be forgot
ten to the end of time. Old men have
thrown around us their almost parent
al care, and pointed out the road that
leads to prosperity and honor. Win
chester is not our birthplace, but it
ieels almost as dear as home. To a
whole community the leave-taking of
one of its members particularly an
obscure and unimportant one, as we
have been is a small matter, but to
the individual himself, 'tfc a very dif
ferent thing; he realizes the separa
tion, and especially so when that com
munity has been so blind to his follies
and so kind to his virtu cs.
To our associate in the editorial de
partment, Mr. Metcalfe, we are much
indebted for instruction and advice, as
ha has ever been to us "a friend in
need, a friend indeed." He will please
accept this humble tribute, with the
assurance that his many excellencies
are appreciated, and the hope that
time may bring a suitable reward.
We part with our friend Billy with
feelings more like a brother than any
other. VVe were thrown together
years ago when completing our trades
and have been together ever since
have been associated with him in near
ly all the relations of life, and know
him to be possessed of those qualities
which go to constitute a gentleman
and a valued friend. We hope he may
make himself useful, and always have
prosperity to attend him in every laud
able undertaking. If it were not our
intention to quit the printing business
this separation would not occur.
Our warmest thanks are due, and
we hereby tender them to our friends
of the press for their kind efforts to aid
us in oar enterprise, and we sincerely
with that their future may be bright
and as happy as they have often wish
We bid one and all an affectionate
iarewell. Othello's occupation's gone!
GEO. E. PURVIS.
We part with our friend Purvis with
many regrets, having been intimately
associated with him for a little more
than a year, as publisher and co-laborer
in the editorial department
of the Appeal and Home Journal
Never hidden or obscure in his
social relations we Found him easily
understood, and his acquaintance ea
sily made. In his character we early
discovered all those virtues and quali
ties which constitute the gentleman;
and if any one quality appeared more ,
conspicuous in his deportment than .
mififliHr it was iluit of rambr. In
inr!in'.rith him 'urn "f sew?
must experience the regret which the
loss of a pleasant association inspires,
and in his new enterprise hope he may
meet with the success which his merit
and moral worth demand.
While wo are grieved to part with
him, however, we cannot say that his
course is not a good one. Printers
are generally poorly paid for their la
bor, but a learned profession meets
with abetter reward, and allows an
honest conscience more independence
than Is found in the pursuit of politics
May the genius of Coke be ever at
tendant upon his young disciple.
The first annual report of the Board
of Directors of this Koad has been is
The charter was passed by the Leg
islature of the State of Texas, and
approved by tho Governor on the 10th
of February, 1852, and, by a late act
of the Legislature, the style of the
Company was changed from the Texas
Western Rail lioud Company to the
Southern Pacific Rail Road Company,
and authorized to commence "at a
suitable point on the Eastern bounda
ry line of the State, and thence run
ning, by such course as said company
shall decree and determine to be the
most suitable, to El Paso, on the upper
llio Grande." The capital stock is,
" in its property, real and personal
franchises and rights of property to
be divided into Bhares of one hundred
By a general law of the State of
Texas, January 30th, 1854, provides
that any II. It. Co., chartered by the
Legislature of the State, heretofore or
hereafter to bo constructed within the
limits of the State, shall, on the con
struction of a section of twenty-five
miles or more of Hail Road, be entitled
to receive from the State sixteen sec
tions of land for every mile construct
ed and put in running order.
A further grant is made of two hun
dred feet wide of the public domain
for the roadway, and as much more as
may bo necessary for Depots, Stations,
and other works of the company. A
further provision is made that any R.
Road, or branch thereof, shall pass
through any public lands. All such
lands, to the distance of three miles
from the extension line of the track on
each side thereof, shall be reserved for
the State, from and after the time
such track shall be fixed or designated
by survey, recognition or otherwise,
and tho said lands, as the road is con
structed, shall be divided into sections,
fronting one mile on the road, plainly j
marked, and to the reserved lands the
company shall have the right to every
other section, by virtue of any of the
certificates issued in accordance with
the provisions of this act. and the re
maining sections shall continue the
property of the State until disposed of
by the Legislature.
This Road is entitled, by another act
of the Legislature, to the loan of six
thousand dollars per mile for ten
years at 0 per cent. The total amount
of land grants, estimating the value
of the land at five dollars per acre, is
over forty millions of dollars The
Road is estimated to cost $14,631,138
for the whole route to El Paso, 783
miles, passing through a rich agricul
tural and grazing region, unbounded
in its resources of mineral, timber and
water, and at El Paso tapping the
richest silver mines in the world.
Tho vast traffic of thegreat plains and
the northern States of Mexico, partic
ularly the State of Chihuahua, the
trade of which is estimated at $1,957,
500. A vast amount of statistical
matter might be brought forward lo
prove this to be the best route Govern
ment could select for a It. R. route to
the shores of the Pacific.
Wc shall recur to this subject again.
fXj3 We learn from the Nashville
papers that several attempts have been
made, in different parts of the city, to
enter private houses for the purpose of
robbery. Several business houses have
also been attacked.
St'DOE Death. We regret to learn
that the wife of Col. White, agent of
the Penitentiary, fell dead in her room
yesterday morning. Wo understood
he urosn apparently in her usual
. L..t.U .1 ....... V...J.. ilamllnif in rf
h , ,,, duti whon thc summons
r,mn without a moment's notice. Wo
lieliflvp the nhvsician attribute her
deafh to disease of the hrr'.
Demooratio Meeting la Franklin Co.
On Monday the 2nd of March, 1857,
a portion of the Democracy of Frank
lin met at the court house in Winches
ter, when, on motion of Hon. II. L.
Turney, Col. Thomas Finch was call
ed to the Chair, and Abe Frizzell ap
The object of the meeting was ex
plained by M. W. Garner, Esq.
Peter Turney, Esq., offered the fol
lowing resolutions which were unani
1. Resolved, That delegates be ap
pointed to attend the convention to be
held in Nashville on the 15th of April
next, for the purpose of nominating a
candidate of the Democratic party for
2. That the Democracy of Franklin
hereby declare that they prefer the
Hon. Isham G. Harris, of Shelby coun
ty, as a candidate for Governor.
3. That the Democracy of this coun
ty hereby suggest that the Democracy
of other counties in this Congression
al District the propriety of holding a
convention, at an early day, at some
convenient point, for the purpose of
nominating a candidate for Congress.
We suggest Shelbyville as the most
central point, and Friday the 1st of
May, as the most convenient time for
holding said convention. We desire
the Democracy of the District to res
pond to this suggestion, and make such
other suggestions as they may deem
right and proper.
4. Resolved, That we nominate the
Hon. James H. Thomas, of Maury, as
a candidate for Congress, subject to
the action of a convention.
On motion of Hon. H. L. Turney, the
following additional resolution was
Resolved, That we suggest to the
Democracy of Franklin that each civil
district in the county hold a meeting
on the 14th of March, inst., and ap
point, each, seven delegates to meet in
convention in Winchester, on the 1st
Monday in April next, for the purpose
of nominating acandidate for the Leg
On motion of Col. Wm. D. Farris,
thc chairman appointed F. T. Estill,
Esq., Dr. II. G.Blanton and Dr. J. G.
McCutchcon, a committee, to report a
list of delegates to attend the Guberna
torial convention to beheld in the city
of Nashville on the 15th day of April
next, which committee reported the
following names, to wit:
D st. No. 1. WE Venable, Hayden
March, G A Shook, P Turney, C C
Gamer, Sr, L W Gonce, B F South, H
F Robertson, Taze W Newman, Hu
Francis and M W Garner.
Dist. 2. R J Turner, M R Mann, A
Butterworth, Jno P Weddingtoni W
II Gillaspie and D Johnson.
Dist. 3. G W Bowling, James M
White, II II Smith, Benj Higginboth
am and Dr H D Grant.
Dist 4. Wm C Handly, John L. Keith
and J Ilorton.
Dist 5. Jos L Baker, Wm D Farris,
James C Handly, H R Shores and A
Dist 6. Benj Franklin, L N Simp
son and Conrad Hice.
Dist 7. Wm II Byrom, James A Ed
wards. Lazards Lawson and D tf
Dist 8. Danl B ' Stamps, G C Mc
Cutcheon, John Chitwood, Wm B Dee'
ry and W W Sharp.
Dist 9. Dr J J Abenjathy, John Nu
gent and E II Ikard.
Dist 10. John B Hawkins, James A
England. John Golden and Robert
Dist 11. James B Foster, F D Hud
dleston and M Williams.
Di-t 12. Jno F Anderson, John D
Lynch and W J Matthews.
Dist 13. D D Sells, Fielden Rice
Dist 14. James A Silvertooth, Thos
Morris and David Weaver.
Dist 15. James Byrom, Jos Smith
and Fred Burt.
Dist 10. L P. Myrick, McCrabtree
and James Payne.
Which selection of delegates was
unanimously adopted by the meeting.
On motion the Chairman, Secretary
and the said Committee were added to
the list of delegates.
The meeting was addressed by Hon.
H. L. Turney, F. T. Estill, M. W. Gar
ner and others.
On motion it was
Resolved, That the proceed!"rs of
this meeting b signed by the Chair
Tiinn nod Secretary, and published in
the Home Journal, Nashville Union and
American, Lincoln Journal and Fay
ettcville Observer, Columbia Herald and
On motion, the meeting adjourned
Thos. Finch, Chairman,
Abb Frizzell, Secretary.
DQ" There is a great difference be
tween talking and acting. The men
who promise the most and talk the
loudest, are the men who flinch at the
moment of need, and turn the cold
The Southern Pacifio Railroad and its
The following information, says the
Harrison Flag, of Marshall, Texas, up
on application, was kindly furnished
us, by the Chief Engineer of the afore
said: The number of hands on the South
ern Pacific Railroad is a little over 450.
An addition of 63 Irishmen was made
on yesterday and a hundred more are
expected daily. Ample funds are be
ing deposited in New Orleans to meet
all the engagements of the Company
in the construction of the Road. The
2,000 tons of iron which has been or
dered is to be landed at Port Caddo.
The 1,500 tons bought in December
last is to be delivered in New Orleans
by the 15th of February; as it arrives
it will also be shipped immediately to
Port Caddo. With the present force,
25 miles can be completed by October
There no longer remains a doubt
about completing the required distance
th secure the charter. Public opinion
is thoroughly convinced of the many
preponderating advantages of this
route over all others in a higher lat
itude. Character Better than Cred.t.-
We often hear young men, who have
small means, dolefully contrasting
their lot with that of rich men's sons,
yet the longer we live the more wc are
convinced that the old merchant was
right, who said to us when we began
life "Industry, my lad, is better than
ingots of gold, and character more va
uable than diamond."
Husband Wanted. A young lady in
Greensborough, Ala., who signs her
self "Ella," is in want of a husband, and
as leap year has failed to furnish her
one, she has published the following
A young lady, possessed of moderate
wealth (about $10,000 or $12,000) and
some personal charms, is desirous of
forming a matrimonial alliance with
some one of respectability and busin
ess habits. Full particulars regarding
personal Attractions, family connection
and position given by addressing
A Ticket to a Party in New York.
Some of our readers may feel inter
ested in seeing how things are done in
"upper tendum" in New York. The
following ticket to a party given by
Dr. Sarsaparilla Townsend's wife, will
to all such, be edifying. The Joctor
it is known, has made a large fortune
by the sale of his nostrum, and has
built a most elegant mansion in Fith
Avenue, where he resides :
Mrs. S. P. Townsend,
Requests the pleasure of
Company on Tuesday Evening, Februa
ry 25th, at 9 o'clock.
Dancing in the Drawing Room.
Panorama of the Hudson River in the
Theatre and Picture Gallery.
Parlor in the Second Story lor Conversa
Parlor in the Third and Fourth Stories
for Wkist Parties.
Music will commence at 9 oclock.
Dancing at 11 o'clock.
Supper at 10 'oclock.
Panorama will move from 10 to 1 o'clock.
Carriage, at 12,1, and 2 o'clock.
Accounts from Texas state
that one hundred and twenty seven
men were to leave Galveston on the
23d inst. for Nicaragua.
Pork. The San Antonio Texan,
published at San Antonia, Texas, says:
"Pork is selling in our city at five cents
a pound from the wagons. This is quite
a change from five years ago, when it of
ten brought as high as twenty cents a
pound. Our country around is fast All
up with valuble stocks of all kind, and
hence the great change in marketovalue
in articles of food."
10 Land Warrants are selling in
Nashville, at the following rates :
Acres 40 at 100al03
80 14 08alOO -"
120 " OSalOO
" 160 M 90a9&
An e flirt is about being made to
raise n monument to Gen. Htrrison.
WAsuiifOTOif' Feb. 4-The Houso and
Senate continued in session all night.
At 4 o'clock the House took a recess.
At 5 the Senate also took recess to meet
again at 9 o'clock. Business in both Hou
ses was mainly confined to reports from
the several committees of conference.
The Senate disposed of a large number of
private bills from the House, and concur
red in numerous amendments, and re
At half past seven o'clock the galleries
wero densely crowdod with ladies, wait
ing the performances to the inauguration
Tho President, pro torn, declared the
Senate was adjourned.
After a brief voledictary, in extra sess
ion, the oath was administered to Mr.
Mason by Mr. Pierce, and the former was
chosen President, pro tern,
Messrs. Bayard, Bright, Broadhoad,
Cameron, Candler, Davis, Dixon, Doolit
tie, Hamlin, Kennedy, King, Mallory,
Polk, Rusk.Samner, Thompson, of New
York, and Wade were qualified.
The Vice President elect soon came
and the oath was administered to him,
when he made a few appropriate remarks.
At one o'clock, Ex-President Pierce
and the President elect, entered and pro
ceeded with the Senato, Supreme Court,
Foreign Ministers and others, to the east
front the capitol, where the inauguration
ceremonies were commenced.
The procession to-day was the largest
that lias ever been seen at Washington,
and nothing unpleasant occurred, save
the fainting of a few ladies in the crowd.
In thc vicinity of this place, on the
evening of tho 19th ult., by John T.
Slatter, Esq., Mr. William P. Burke
and Miss Mary, daughter of Hon.
Judge Denson, all of this county.
It was our distinguished privilege
to be among the many invited guests
that attended on this eventful marri
age occasion. The evening being pro
pitious, quite a large number friends,
relatives and acquaintances were in
attendance. The supper table was
fully administered upon in due time,
there being enough for each enough
for all. We were glad to see our old
friend Billy engaged in so laudable
an enterprise. He looked astonishing
ly well on the happy occasion, and was
only eclipsed by the smiles of the fair
bride he had but so recently won. We
always thought he deserved a good
fate, and now that the gentle goddess
of Love has showered her blessing
upon his devoted head, we are doubly
sure that we were not mistaken.
j. t. s.
On Depot street, adjoining the Bucket Factory,
Has on hand, and intends keeping a constant
supply of Monuments and Tomb Stones.
He is prepared to fill orders for any kind of
Monuments, at the shortest notice and on the
best terms. He is thankful for the patronage
he has heretofore received, and respectfully
solicits a continuance of the same. He war
rants his work to be as good as any that can be
purchased in the country, and prices lower
than here or at Nashville. You who have
friends resting in the silent grave, can here
find a monument that will show where they
lie and keep them fresh in your memory.
N. B. The partnership existing between
Mr. John C.Spence and myself was dissolved
at the beginhing of the year 1856, by my pur
chasing his entire interest in the firm of M.
Baker & Co.
Mar. 6, 1857. ly
6 $50 REWARD!
Ranaway from the subscriber, on the
19th of February, two negro men, of copper
complexion, one of them about 5 feet 9 inch
es, and the other about 5 feet 6, named JOR
DAN and JIM. They are both young boys,
from appearance they would be taken to be
about 4) or Al years 01 uge. juruuii is oij
quick spoken, while Jim appears dull and stu
The above reward will be given for their
delivery to the subscriber at Winchester, if
caught out of the County, nnd $25 if caught
in the County, or confined in some jail so that
they can be secured bv the owner.
C HI. FARMER,
AT his old stand, south-east cork
OF THE ( SQUARE,
Winchester, rgba Tennessee.
Very thankful for the liberal patronage
heretofore extended to him, keeps on hand
and will furnish any article in cabinet furni
ture at the shortest notice, either of his own
manufacture or of factory work. He is de
termined that no one shall undersell him or
triva mnrtf 1 nducemcnta for custom. Any
article of his own make that does not prove
to be such as he sells it tor may do reiurneu
on his hands.
. .11 .a nhoan mm Rnv other oerson will
Bi 11 UUICB mo kUbdj' V a -
thn shortest notice, ana
IUI illOil U1CUI w - . ,
sent to any portion of the country without
extra charge. His horse that he keeps for
such purpose is well known ana cannoi m
surpassed in point of gentleness in any
July 12, 1850. IT
Just received 2,000 papers otjas-
sortrd Seed, at A. JODUUAM S.
FOR SU.fc A Bed Stead and Mattress.
Apply Uthisnilice. . marO
Nashville, March 6, 18677"
Cotton It rather firmer owln t.i.
favorable foreign news. Sales were llht
Tobacco. Sales at Johnson. Howa.
Go's of 8 hhds at 11 00; 12 25; 12 85.
BAeoit. There still exists an activt rf
mand. Hog round Is worth Oct Cle.
N. B. MARTIN, flX N, B. MARTIN, ;g
jam mum goods.
No. 0, South-West Cor. Public Sqvare
The undersigned are now receiving
meir biock oi
to which they would call the
especial attention of the citizens
of Winchester and the county of
Franklin in general, and respect
fully solicit their patronage
and an inspection of their stock before
purchasing elsewhere, as they feel crJn.
Udent of giving satisfaction in style
and material, at prices as low as those
of any other house in the trade.
MARTIN & SON.
THEIR STOCK CONSISTS, IN PART, OF
Ginghams, Cambrics, Muslins, Laces,
Edgeings and Inscrtings,
Ribbons, Collars and Sleeves, Flowers
Bonnets and Gypsies' Belts,
Gloves and Mitts, Hosiery, Handker
chiefs, Veiling, bleached and
brown Domestics, Cot
Pins, Needles, Hair-Pins, Guards both
silk and fancy
a HATS, CAPS, BOOTS AND er
WO HARDWARE, QUEESWAREflft
W and 4qm0 Cutlery, O
AND rt MEDICINES,
Indigo O and
O and LA Madder,
Sugar and Coffee, Soda, Pepper, Spice,
Ginger, Alum, Nutmegs, Glass
ware, etc., etc.,
all of which will be sold low for cash.
Good Barter will be taken at the highest
Feb27 lm JM Alt 11 JN & SUA.
The partnership heretofore existing be
tween M. & H. Naassauer, ia the town
of Winchester, is by mutual consent dis
solved. H. Nassauer will settle up tho
business of the firm.
Thankful for past patronage, the un
dersigned would respectfully ask a con
tinuance of the same, and has the pleas
ure to inform the citizens of Winchester
and vicinity that he has gone to New
York for the purpose of purchasing a new
and extensive stock of
Spring and Summer Clothing,
which will soon be here, and will be sold
Feb. 27, '57 tf H. INASSAU.H.
AT A.JOUBDAN'S STORE,
Whv 1 Tn nurchAHA the bent bargains ever
offered in Winchester. He has just returned
with a large stock of
Toys and Varieties-
Wa think tie ouorht to be comoetent to cive'
o 1 ,
satisfaction to hie customers both as to price'
and to a good selection of goods, having bad-
ten years experience in one or uie largtm
houses in Paris, (FRANCE), that great me
tropolis of taste and fashion.
Wa would sav to the Dublic. if vou want-
f ood bargains and cheap goods, go and see '
ourdan, as there are but few in the many
that daily throng his store that are not satis
fied with him after giving him a trial.
State of Tennessee, Franklin Co
County Court, February Term, 1857.
Lewis Anderson and wife) Petition to sell
Charlotte and others, acainst Land Warrant.
Abram Moore and others, j
It .nno.r'mir tn thn nutiflflCtion of the Court
that the defendants in this ease W. C. John
son and wife Nonicia, James Bell and wife
Nancy, Samuel Bell and wire Mildred, uveiy
and wife Pheba, Jasper Chapman and wif
m um Mmm. Ganrtrm Moore, and M
ry Moore, Joseph Moore, Thomas P. Rogonv
Coleman and wue inuia are non-resiueuw
the State of Tennessee,
It is therefore ordered by the Court that
publication be made for three successive
weeks in tho "Home Journal," a newspP
published in the town of Winchester, Tenn.,
requiring the said non-resident defendants to
appear at the next term of this Court, ts b
holden at the Court House in Winchester on
the first Monday in March, 1857, and plead
answer or demur to the petition of complain
ants, or the same will be taken for confessed
and set down for hearing exparte as to them.
Attest, W. E. TAYLOR.
Clk. of said County Court.
Febl3 . 3w
ALL thos indebted to tfce undersigned, e
ther by note or account, are invited and re
quested to settle up by th 15th of BIABCII
as further indulgence cannot be given.
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feO 1, looi oi n.
OYSTERS. A larga lot just received
and Tor sale very cheap forcwh.