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BROWSLOW & HAWS. Publisher!.
Knoxville, Tenn., August 8, 1868.
Geii. ULYSSES S. GRANT,
Hou. SCHUYLER COLFAX,
Hmi. l .lodncfaJ tncttj upon Ike ( xu .jtfti-i. 1U
putwi ere tfu.uM';eJ u tjyiratitm tf Ou time for which thtf
W one pai l. ul acribrrt t.iil bz nuf-jTWu VilM fcore thw
(dm is tft4( ud h u- V fr iwfcTtjfiu u rcjuueii fie paper kSI be
eucoeliKit. i bf u a rule rn which then viii I no rftyer-
U r or the Mori; ami rrweir jwe wbtcrii turn
llaukrupt and IbmIvchI wtiie.
Nltre horoky giou to Deputy Marehala, CleiWe end
utbere, thai all " Nutiom in BaukrupUy" aud ''Insolvency"
mmt be paid for In advance, tiucb Noticue will uot bo pub
ifhed hereafter uulrse accuinpsuied by the luIi.
!.. X. rkntM-lLl 4 Co., aud Jot, Cut. A Co., r c eu
thoriud Advertieiug AfiuU tor Hon Turk citj
3. B. PaITTn, Nj. 1-3 Via ttreet, above Fourth, C'.unu
csti, Ohio, M our oulj eutborlze AJvortlnug gM tor
Ctouunatl and vku;iv
Thirteen Rebel Generals.
The following document was prebented
to oar Legislature by the signers, in pernon
on the first day of this month :
ro THE HONORABLE, THE LLGISLAICEl OV
IINNESSrr NOW IN SITBAOKDINARV fciS
ElOJf. The right cf petition and remonstrance
beicg conceded by all classes in this conn
try, and feeling, as W6 do, a deep 6olicitude
for the peace and quiet of our great and
glorious State, and belonging to that class
is Tennessee who are regarded by come of
the authorities as hostile to the present or
ganisation, we yield to a sense of duty, and
retpectfully invite your honorable body to
i consideration cf our view ol the means
that may avert the precipitation of the
criuswbich is acknowledged to beimminent.
Being indeutified with that large clasj sup
posed to bo hostile to the State Govern
ment, wo beg to respectfully say that his
Excellency, the Governor, wholly misap
prehends our feeling and intentions in do
claring in his late message that we teek tho
overthrow of the State Government, or to
do any other act by revolutionary O" law
less means. Neither we nor those with
whom, in past days, wo havo boo associated
contemplate any uch rashness or folly;
nor do we believe there is in Tennessee any
organization, either public or secret, which
has such a purpose . mid if there bo, wc
havo neither sympathy or affiliation there
with We believe the peace of the State
Joes not require the organization of a mili
tary force by your honorable body, and re
spectfully submit that such a .measure might
more btrongly tend to bi tag about and pro
mote collision than to conserve tho harmony
.md good order ol the country. And, in
ai-Juiueh as the supposed danger .to the
peace ol the btatc is apprehended from
that class of the community with which we
are considered identified, as iuduccmentand
reason to your honorable body not to or
.gauizo such military force, we pledge our
selves to maintain the order and pcaee of
the State with whatever of influence we
possess ; to uphold aud support tho laws,
and aid in their execution, trusting that a
reciprocation of these sentiments by your
honorable-body will produce the enactment
of such laws as will remove all irritating
causes now disturbing society. For when
it is remembered that the large mass of
white men in Teuncssoe arc denied tho
right to vote or hold office, it is uot won
derful ur unnatural there should fxist more
or lesa dissatisfaction among them And
we beg leave to respectfully submit for
your consideration that prompt and ef
ficient actwron the part of the proper au
thorities, for a removal of the political dis
abilities, resting upon so many of our peo
ple, would heal all the wounds of our State
and make us once more a prosperous, con
tented and united people.
.Respectfully, Your obedient servants,
B. I". Ceiateam.
W. B. Bate,
Thomas B. Smith,
WlLlIAM A. QCAKLtfi,
JosirH W. Palkzh,
GsdBC-r. "W. Gordo?; v
N. B. Forrest,
John C. Brown,
3. JL Andmson
r'!lXOD lL JOBKCC:.' : r
GXO&OI 31AKIT, . "
Gideon J. Pillow.
Hires dcys later, being the 9th the Nash
ville Banner reports General W. A. Qy.arek.
u making the following speech, at a rebel
qajb meeting in Fario, Henry County .
He commenced his address by dissecting
the late " State paper" of his Excellency
Governor Brownlow, addressed the General
Assembly of scallawags and bummers. He
spoke of tho attempt on the part of the
Governor to incite animosity between the
whites and the blacks, and such a scorch
ing, withering and quiet tongue-lashing
was never give to mortal man as was then
and there administered to the vile old re
creant that now disgraces the Gubcrna
tional chair ot Tennessee. He spoke in
just terms of the infamous and false dis
patch said to have been received from"
Axnell, in regard to the Kuklux having
been looking for him in a train between
Nashville and Columbia. He said that
Axnell lived in the country some distance
from Columbia, and if the Kuklux wanted
hi filthy carcus for " buzzard meat," or
any ether use, they could procure it any
time, without suffering under the disgrace
of being seen on a train with him.
Be paid a jus and merited compliment
to that barrel of "Burbon County," painted
blue, and branded on the head " George
H. Thomas." He said that this would-be
statesman and played-out military chieftian
in his letter in answer to the Governors
dispatch, either branded himself as a fool
ora liar. If the General, in fact, did not
have troops enough to spare a lew to send
to Tennessee in times of imminent peril,
and there was absolute danger of the Ku
k'ux, he had it in his power to order up a
sufficient reinforcement? assist him.
General Quarcls, however, convinced his
hearers that the whole correspondence be
tween Thomas and Brownlow had been
gotten up for political effect.
This man Quarels no doubt uttered h is
real sentiments in his speech, the document
he sins, he signed for effect.
The Banner thus further reporto this re-bol-agitator,
in this same Paris speech :
His remarks upon the suffering priv ation
and oppression inflicted upon the masses of
the people of Tennessee were listened to
with great attention. He addressed him
self particularly to the returned rebels, a
large number of whom were present, and
spoke of the hardships and privations they
so nobly and patriotically contended against
during the war, and of tho oppression and
insults dow daily heaped upon them He
advised them to sabmit to these things a
short while longer , that tho day of deliv
erance was near at hand. But, said the
General, forbearance may cease to be a vir
tue, and when you have submmitted as
long as your manhood will justify it, then
rise up in one solid column and tens of
thousands cf friends North will be at your
We told the Northern Democrats the other Jy,
ys tbe New York Tims, thai, in claiming Joshua
HU1, the new 3ei;atcr frcm Gesigia, tu a Democrat,
they would find they bad luaJd a mistake a to the
gentleman who has just been elected We now
learn by telegraph that Genator Hill bimsell has
akuady announced his purpose of stumping the State
of Georgia fur Grant and Colfax.
Insult to Grant at St Joseph.
A gross insult va offered to General Graut and
his party on tbe occasion ol their passage through
Lt. Joseph the other day The crowd at tbe depot
on tbe General's arrival a.- immense, and a most
cordial and enthusiastic welcome wjj given to bim.
A wau ::auied t. O. Hayes, having been hlled
kilb whisk v fur the occasion, looted a boru aud
others cheered for Seymour and hooted and howled
in the :uost boisterous and insulting manner. As
soou u3 the excitement subsided a little. Gen. Sher
man spoke as follows : "General Grant and uiysnlf
know ho to appreciate anv spirit of respect, but
neither he nor myeelf are to le disconcerted by any
large crowd. We are used to largo crowds, and we
cannot be disconcerted. Gen. Graut has duel mud to
make a speech, and 1 think occupying tbe position
he does before the country he acts the part of wis
Here .-uiue one called for thrne cheers tor Llair,
and the cheers of the rufljaus and the jroaos ofhe
loyal poop) a interrupted the General for some time.
As soon as partial quiet was restored, Gen. Shorman
said: "Gentlemen, I do not in general counsel vio
lence, but, were I a citizen of .St. Josopb, I would
Ube that man referring to the one who commenced
the disturbance down to the Missouri river and
duck him. We have fought rebels, and wo thought
they had enough i fighting,'' This eutimenl
called out prolonged and hearty cheers, aud tbe
General, finding he could not be heard further, re
tired. A St. Louis dispatch says in connection with tho
"Tho eld rebellious spirit ef 1S1 is cropping out
in many parts of the Stato, aud there will bo lively
limes and not a little bloodshed before the cam
paign is over. Frank Blair s letter and tbe teach
ings of Wade Hampton, Governor Wise, Robert
Toonib.-, and their allies, are having their legiti
mate etfevt, and cannot reenlt but in tumult and
Democrat ou tbe New York Nornl-
Mr. I U. Sibley, a member of the Deuiocral
State Central CoiumiUee of California, ou hearing
of tho nomination at Ji'ew Torlrre;igued his posi
tion as a member of the committee, and announced
his intention of voting lor Grant and Colfaj. The
papers from the Pacific coast bring his letters in
full, and as it undoubtedly expresses the umtinients
ol tens of thousands of war Democrats in all parts
of tbe country, we reproduce it. Indeed, Mr. Sib
ley s reasons for witbdrawisg frcm tbe Democratic
party, as given below, must command the assent of
every honest war Democrat in the country.-
Qruiesnen of tht Ver&tzratie Siatt Ctxtrci Com-
1 would be doing violence to my own ieeknes.
and cuilty cf unfair conduct t you. did I continue
longer to share your counsels and possess myself of
your pians m toe oeming Douwcai campaign. In
IfWitiment aud syafpilhy Xji no Lager Hh you.
uj JuojsosQi, ueuneropproves me piauorm 01 prin
ciples put forth by the New York city convention,
nor does my sense of doty to tbe country justify me
ia aiding to advance- Horatio Seymour to tbe office
of President of the United States. In remember
ing that I aui a Democrat, I cannot forget that I
owe a higher allegiance to tbe American Union. I
should be giAG to remaut in tfie Democratic vari-j.
could I btlieve that i.i doing to J am not sacrificing
. pnnnpitu oi pairwusm mai are nigner and
holier than any sentiment of mere party fealty. I
believe that tbe war was inaugurated by tbe South
in the interest of slavery. I believe that it was tbe
duty of the Government to resist the heresy of se
cession by arms. I believe the calling out of troops,
the draft of soldiers, the prosecution of war against
rebellion, was constitutional and necessary for the
preservation of tho Republic. I believe the eman
cipation of slaves was necessary and unavoidable
as a war measure. I believe the creation of the na
tional debt grew out of the exigencies of a long
continued and desperate conflict. I believe the is
sue of paper currency was an evil incident to the
struggle. I believe that the national debt should
be paid to tbe last dollar in coin of the national
mint, and that no form or measure of repudiation
is consistent with national honor.
I am opposed to the taxation of Government
bonds, as a breach of covenant made with the bond
holders, and I am opposed to paying those bonds
with currency instead of gold. I am not in any de
gree fearful of negro supremacy, nor do I believe
that if to the negroes are conceded their just rights
under the law, there will be any danger of elevating
them to a social equality with any superior race.
I am and ever have been opposed to mob violence,
and I never will east my vote nor use my influence
to advance to high honors any man who, an Gover-
nor of a great commonwealth, eonld fraternize with
mob or encourage eppoaition to just laws, or who,
when the nation needed ita lart man to pat down
tbe rebellion, could, bj opposing the draft, put him
self and the State in hostility to the General Gov
I could havoetnsporUd a war Democrat like Han
cock or Hendricks, I eould support a Republican
like Frank P. Blair, Jr, your candidate for Vice
President His early stand for the rights of the
black man ; his opposition to slavery ; his brilliant
war record, commencing in the streets of St. Louis,
and ending in Sherman's march through Georgia,
I approve : but, as I cannot sustain Blair without
sustaining Seymour, I feel in duty and conscience
compelled to vote for Grant and Colfax. -
I shall expect the bitter animadversions of ail
who love the Democratic party better than they
love their country. I shall expect to have my mo
tives questioned and my honor impugned. iEhali
expect to bo asaailed by partisan malignity, and to
have heaped apoa me an unlimited amount of per
sonal abuse ; but conscious of the rectitude of my
motive-, and in the confident belief that I am but
doing uiy duty, I have deemed it proper to resign
my position ns a member of the Democratic State
Central Committee. I therefore respectfully ten
der you my resignation, gratefully remembering
our past pleasant relations, and entertaining for
you nil only kind personal feelings.
I am, very respectfully, gentlemen,
P. H. SlBLlY.
bi.N Fiu.ncisco, July 13, 1868.
tt ib evident that Mr. Sibley had not read Frank
Biair'b letter at the time the above resignation was
written, which, being only a few day.: after the nom
inations were made, was too soon for the mails to
havo reached tbe Pacific coast, aud of coarse tbu
lettur wi uot telegraphed. Mr. Sibley, however,
has doubtless discovered by this time new reason s
to congratulate bitnsolf ou the step he has taken,
and can scarcely feel any further regret that he is
not able to support Blair without supporting Seymour
Froai tfct Hr York Tribes.
n - A w
Boee Mr. I. f. Blair, the younger of that name,
travel with a simple carpet-bag, when he makes a
sporadic excursion or does he carry bis goods and
chattels in a trunk of noble Saratogan proportions?
We ask the question, because Mr. Blair is one of
those whose sensitive mind is particularly exercised
about tbe personal baggage of Northern men whose
avocations lead them to journey, or whose enter
prise induces them to settle in the Southern States.
Mr. Cox, who threatens to go to Uongresi from
this city, has no docbt brought here all his raiment,
and other personal property, in a great number of
uncommonly gigantic chests; and should be be
nominated for anything, he will probably make an
amuavit tbat bis wardrobe is all that a good JJem
ocratic wardrobe should be. But how about Mr.
Blair's shirts, collars, coats, vests, drawers, panta
loons, stockings and boots? Did a Tammany Hall
committee investigate this matter properly, before
Mr. Blair was advanced to his present proud posi
tion ? Moreover, as it has been settled that emigra
tion from one State to another is a misdemeanor
deserving the sternest rebuke, wi beg leave to in
quire what Mr. Blair is doing so far away from
Lexington, Ky., where upon the 19th of February,
A. D., 1821, the little Francis was vouchsafed to
bis anxious parents coming into this world, as we
nave reason to believe, without even so much as a
carpet-bag for the long journey before him ? Why
didn t Mr. Blair stay in Kentucky, his childhood
borne ? Why did he commit tbe immense indiscre
tion ot meandering to Missouri, and of allowing
himself to be elected to Congress from that alien
btate ! When he appealed for votes to his constitu
ents, did they fling his baggage in his face and cross
examine bim about the place of his nativity ?
One would think, on listening to the Democratic
protests asainxt Northern emigration U the South
that the process of pulling up stakes was entirely
unknown in this country until yesterday. It really
seems to us quite as reputable for a Yankee to
transfer himself and his fortunes from New JSn
land to Georgia, as for an old-fashioned patriarch
a tobacco chewing Abraham, to march from Vir
ginia to .Kentucky with a come-gang ot " niggers
in bis train. How many spots of the sunny South
have been settled by errant planters whose princi
pal baggage was their bowie-knives ! Finally,
when New Orleans, tbe great commercial mart of
the South, was at the summit of its prosperity, did
we ovor hoar any objection made to the influx of
Northern merchants and .northern money How
long is it since it became reprehensible for a native
of Mew England or ew York to explore fresh
fields of commerce and pastures new of trade ?-
And how long will it be before tbe worn out lands
of Virginia will be worth upon an average more
than sixpence an acre, if their enhancement in
valuo is to depend upon those who swear mightily
that abolition has ruined tho State, and who have
not money enough in their pockeU to purchase
seed for a single crop, even if they have the incli
nation to sow one 1 An influx of carpet-baggers
alone can save these chevaliers from having nothing
wnatever to stay ueir vacant stomachs, and yet
iney go on railing ai every energetic and mdustri.
ous man who makes his appearance anion c them,
when they haveu't evn a respectable almshouse to
crawl to for relief I Carpet-bags, indeed! Why,
tbey haven't so mueh as carpet-bags, let alone
something to put into them. They hare only an
agricultural theory, borrowed from Gov. Wise, that
making long speeches and cursing the Yankees will
secure fine crops. Some of them are sensible
enough, we admit, to know better: but when vou
encounter a really intelligent Virginian you don't
near mm cursing ana swearing about carpet-bags.
There Is a great deal Of loose talk about allowing
members of Congress to represent States in which
they were not born, tut tbe truth is tbat it has al
ways been so, and ia this shifting, uneasv. enter
prising and half-settled country, it is likely to be so
for some time to come. We have been a carpet-
oaggmg people irom we Beginning, ana the great
West owes its very existence to comers who had
bags, it is true, bat were forced to travel in search of
something to put into them. - Then, prav tell us.
how many distinguished' men "have been seat tar
congress rrom utvn m wmcn iney wr bora 7
The great t eruando W ood, of whom as Represen
tative this city ij sojttstly proud, opened his infant
eyes in Philadelphia. fcrolDsr isediamiD saw St to
be born ia Kentucky. -The late Stephen A. Doug
las hailed, as an nitajA from Vermont. Daniel
Webster, the pride of Massachusetts, was a son of
New Hampshire. I'rogtown, Ky, produced Sena
tor David R- Atcbisou. The Chief Justice, always
recognized as a tegular Ohio man, was a New
Hampshire production, and the White Mountains
presented Jjewis csas to Jiicaigan. Avon toe -extraordinary
Andy Jouason was planted and water
ed (so to speak) In North Carolina, but it was Ten
nessee that gave him bis political increase. 1 JNew
1 orfc may justly claim (if she sees ntl the Hon. J as.
R. Doolittle as her own child. Didn't tbe illustri
ous Andrew Jackson go (with or without a carpet
bag) from South Carolina to Tennessee? lelix
Grundy from Virginia to the same State 7 James
JL. roik from piona uarouna suu to the same
State? Gen. Harrison was certainly an Ohio man.
but for all that he vat born in Virginia. So was
Henderson of MLsouri. Our friend and brother,
Mr. James Brooks, crme. carnet-bag in hand, from
Maine to this city,ia which he is so beloved and
cherished, thus resembling in one respect Napoleon
Bonaparte, who shifted from Corsica to Paris, and
proved himself the most extraordinary carpet-bag
ger of the age. Even the excellent and amiable
William ritt jessenden, albeit he is the Senator
from Maine, burst upon the world in New Hamp
shire; while the Illinois man, Lyman Trumbull, is
by birth a Connecticut sprout of the true nutmeg
genus. A ew Ham p taire, too, that excellent nurse
of mighty men pweated to Iowa Mr. James W.
Grimes. The eminent Marcy came to New York
from MasBAcbuiettu Kentucky nourishod McCler-
aand npoa her ample bosom, but Illinois gets the
particular benefit of her successful lactation. Mr.
Edward Bates, in Mr. Lincoln's cabinet, was a Vir
ginia man hailing from Missouri. Pennsylvania
produced Bingham of Ohio, Kentucky yielded
Baker of Illinois, Virginia brought forth' Blow of
Missouri, Ohio may claim Hendricks of Indiana,
and this list of men born in one place and reaching
J greatness in another might be considerably pro
onged. Even Yancey of Alabama was a carpet
bag transfer from Georgia, while John Slidell of
Louisiana was tbe valuable gift of New York. Of
the two men who at a great historic period were the
most prominent in the Republic it may be noted
that Abraham Lincoln of Illinois as born in Ken
tucky, and Jefferson T)via of Mississippi in Kentucky.
The cry against Northern men who settle iu tbe
Southern States is the last dying gasp of the rebel
lion; the final ebullition of a hatred which we be
lieve is destined to pass away with those who child
ishly entertain it; tc sign ol a prejudice of which
the next generation will know nothing, at least feel
nothing. It was by no means the smallest evil cf
slavery that it engendered and nourished that petty
jealousy with which prosperity is usually regarded
by men of failing fortunes. We do not suppose
that the Union will ever be free from local rivalries,
but we do confidently anticipate the time when, as
between the North and South, even these will be
free from that small aud suspicious passion with
which tbe slave States have been accustomed to re
gard Northern prosperity; and this desirable con
summation emigration from the free States will un
Important to Evbkybody. In another column
we publish a i advertisement from John Scherf A
Co., of this city, who are daily receiving niagnid
cent Lake Ice, which they sell ou the' most reason
able terms. Gur readers cannot do better thau pat
ronize Scherf & Co. Their office k at the corner of
Gay and Church streets, under tbe building of S. H.
Davis it Co., on the south side of the street, once
occupied as the residence of Col. John H. Crosier
Blam. Boou, Records, Exscctioh Dockiio,
Ac, made to order at short notice, in any style of
Nashville, August 3, 1863. The report c: the
Directors of the Penitentiary was presented by Sen
ator Elliott, accompanied with charges against tb j
On motion the' charges were referred to the Com
mittee on Penitentiary.
A bill was introduced by Senator Smith tc be en
titled an act to aid in the suppression of organisa
tions appearing or parading in mack ia this Stat
The Speaker decided the bill out of order .
Senator Cate read a portion of tbe Governor s
message, wherein he declared such organisations
The Speaker withdrew his decision, and tbe bill
was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Whereas, The report of tbe Finance Board, sub
mitted through its President, S. Watson, censuring
the conduct of the Comptroller and Secretary of
State, during and since their connection with said
Beard, placing the responsibility of the failure to
pay the interest of the Slate debt upon them ; there
fore, Resolved, That the Comptroller and Secretary be,
and are hereby requested to report such facts upon
the subject as may be in their possession as early as
A report from Colonel A. E. Boone, appointed to
audit the accounts connected with the tuilitia ser
vice last year, was presented by the Speakw. It
was referred to the committee appointed to take in
to consideration that portion of the Governor's mes
sage relating to Colonel Boone.
Mr. Ryder presented a petition from tbe people
of Shelby, aud Mr. Poston a petition from tbe peo
ple of Dyer, praying for an extension of tbe fran
chise to those deprived of that right, which were
both ordered to be spread upon the journal.
A bill to be entitled "An Act to suppress insur
rection and enforce the laws of tbe State,'' was in
troduced by Mr. Meyers.
The bill passed its first reading, and was referred
to the committee on tbat part of tbe Governor's
message relating to the militia.
Nashville, August 1. The Speakor presented
tho supplementary message of the Governor.
A resolution to refer the message to a select com
mittee of five on tbe part of tbe Senate, and on
the part of the House, was adopted.
A bill to bo entitled an act for tho government
and management and leasing of the Penitentiary
Mr. Smith raised a question, whether this bill
could be presented at this session, as it had passed
three readings in the House at the former suasion,
and was theu referred to the Judiciary (Jommitteo,
who presented a bill in lieu. This, he hold, killed
Tho Speaker, however, decided that this session
was ia no way connected with tbe former session.
Mr. Smith read a portion of the Governor's me
rage, wherein he protested against the erection of
any new buildings at that place, which the bill pro
vides for ; and cn his motion the bill xvas laid upon
lESKEbSIE sriTS GVASS-
Mr. McXinley, from the Special Joint Commit
tee to whom, was referred that portioa of the Gov
ernor's message relating to CoL Boone's accounts iu
connection with the State Guard, reported that the
committee hai examined the accounts and found
them eorr&ct; a.' so recommending that the Comp
troller be autboriaed to issue his warrant for
$2,214 BT, to liquidate certain accounU not yet set
Mr. Papster presented the memorial recently
adopted at the conference of Confederate Generals.
He remarked that ta memorial deserved the best
consideration that could be given by the Houso.
it came irom men who, when the war of giants was
going on oeiween tne iMortu and tne bouth, were
no pigmies. The Military Committee felt, how
ever, that they had a dntv to perform, and that the
governor snouid be clothed with full authority and
furnished with all the means necessary to put a stop
to the outrages now being daily committed. He
moved that the memorial be refered to the Com
mittee on Military Affairs.
"An act for tbe preservation of the public ueace."
Providing for the suppression of the Kuklax Klan
by imprisonment for not less thon five Tears and a
fine of $1,000, half to go to the witness whose testi
mony secures conviction. Passed first reading and
referred tojthe Committee on Judiciary.
To establish a branch of the Penitentiary ia East
Tennessee, the site to be selected by the committee
appointed for the purpose.
ine uovernors Supplementary Message and ac
companying documents were submitted.
Nashville, Aug. 4. There was no business
transacted in the Senate to-day. Adjourned till 3
P. M. to-morrow.
Mr. Doughty continued hie remarks from yester
day against the extension of the franchise at pres
Messrs. Stone and Mynatt followed in the same
line of argument.
Tbe Speaker, Mr. Rider and Mr. Wises made
some remarks in favor of anting upon the Gover
nor's message submitting a proposition t extend
Mr. Cason spoke earnestly in. tavor of enlarging
the franchise, and contended that now is the time.
Mr. Cason continued his argument in favor of a
liberal policy towards the disfranchised. As far as
he knew the sentiment of those who served with
him in the Union army, every man except one of
his company of ninety approved his course.
Mr. Bowles From the time Adam was a year
oid, did you ever know a government to be given
up to the whipped party ?
Mr. Cason I do not propose to give this govern
ment up to the ex-rebels. I believe that the Re
publican party cannot exist iu tht State a year
longer under the franchise law.
Mr. Stone Do you believe that the Republican
party is wrong?
Mr. Cason Tes. I believe tbe Republican par
ty in Tennessee is in advance of tbe National Re
publican party of tbe North, and that it is our duty
to come back and range ourselves by tbe Congres
sional policy of reconstruction.
Mr. Bowl& made a briof argument against tbe
policy of now admitting disfranchised rebels to tbe
ballot box and to the coutrol of the State. By their
rebellion they had disfranchised themselves. It was
tbeir own fault.
Mr. Singlet&ry This question Las resolved itself
into an affair of considerable magnitude. I warn
you that these demonstrations of the last few davs,
the pressure inside and outside of tbe General As
sembly, have all been in the interest of the Demo
Mr. Hacker Tbee conciliatory speeches were
but part and parcel of tho proceedings of the past
two or throe days, and were intended t-j fire thn
public mind ou tbe franchise qudstion. Such aa
tiuent. as tho&e of the gentleman wL, had pre
ceded bim served only to give aid and comfort to
the rebels, who looked to hivs aa tber right baud
Gov. Brownlow did not want the quettiou agi
tated. If he were hero to-day bo vould tell the
House to let it alone.
Mr. Kercheval TCb y, theu, did he -send the mes
Mr. Hacker Merely out of txurUy to this man
Lea. They bad already agitated tbe qufetioc
enough. Ii it were referred to a committee, here
! would come more of your than: peace commission
er and he would not be surprised if JeS. llavl;
himself tv6re telegraphed fot. A- tor this mas.
Quarles, his speech showed tbat be kjew all about
the Euklcx Klan. but was ic full sympathy with
Mr. Wines About ten days belore tbe Legisla
ture met, a party of Knklux, generally supposed to
be from Christian county, Kentucky, just over the
line, made a raid into Montgomery county. A
"Union meeting " was held that is, a meeting o
men of bottr parties. It was -.ailed at the sugges
tion of Gen. Wm. A. Qcarles.
It was agreed that the police should be instructed
to arrest all persons appearing ou the streets in dis
o or interfering with citi -ens. The Kuklux
Klan was not regarded with favor by ma: ef either
party in Montgomery county.
Mr. White, of Greene, contended tbat iu view A
the plain language used in tbe Governor's first mes
sage, the Hotue had no right to touch the question
of franchise at this session, and argued against any
question looking to the early enfranchisement o
The War in Hay ti and St. Domingo.
Havana, Atgu.st 4. Tbe following news bus beet!
received from Hayti :
A battle took place on the 24tb of July, between
tbe revolutionists and the forces of Salaave, which
ended in a victory for tbe former.
Tbe revolutionists have concentrated 4,000 troop;,
well provided with provisions' and ammunition,
around tbe city of Port an Prince, and are pressing
on with renewed vigor
Gen. Lynok, revolutionary commander, has is
sued a manifesto protesting against the cession of
any Hnytien territory to the United States.
The Dominican troops have crossed tbe frontier
aud commenced the invasion of Hayti.
Gen. Bryer and his son had been murdered.
Robberies and depredations are reported in va
rious parts of the couutry.
Advices from St. Domingo represent the revolu
tionary movement against Baej as steadily pro
gressing, under the leadership of Gen. Luperon.
A decisive victory has been gained by one of hie
Generals. Tbe speedy fall of Bae and tbe expul
sion of his government is anticipated.
Alexaiidna, Aut; . 4. -The locomotive Augusta, of
tbe Alexandria, Washington and Georgetown Rail
road, exploded at the depot ot tbe Orange and
Alexandria Railroad, just previous to starting for
Washingtou, knocking away portions of two
houses in the vicinity, scattering tbe fragments in
every direction. One colored man, named Field,
is believed to be fatally injured. Tbe engineer and
fireman are both badly hurt A boy bad bis hip
broken, a woman was severely hurt, and several
other persons were more or less injured.
5lont$oniejry, Aig. 4. The Houe to-day was oc
cupied on a bill allowing access to railroad cars aud
steamboats, without regard to color, ivbicb wav
passed. Tbe Senate discusjed the bill removing el!
political disabilities, but without decided actica
Treaty with 1b4uuib.
W.Vi;.o'jn, duff. 4. The following offfe'e! tele
gram has bees received . "
ElLawoai'B, Nebraska, Aug. i.
I have just arrived from Fort Lamed. I saw the
Arrapahoes, ApacVes, Kiowas and Core arches.
Everything is arraagsd satisfactorily, and T appre
bend no trouble. ,
Sigssd ; . Thomas Mcbtbt,
.:. V ' 'SuperintssdeEt.
Mesrspvnj, August S.-m-A petition is beiug cire&
lated amoag the Conservative Republicans asking
tbe Legislature aot to call out tbe militia The
Bulletin (Republican) favors it.
Nctt York Items.
jVcu Fork, Augcst 5. Tho proposition to confer
upon Horace Greeley the office of City Register,
made vocant by the death of Gen. Halpine, muts
with general favor.
The activity in gold t shown by the fact that
the clearings yesterday and to-day at the gold ex.
change were about $104,000,000, or nearly doable
the daily average of tbe past seven months.
JLmring the monui ot July i$,yi9 imwiirrauUi
reached this city. . , '
Putrid Court of tho U sited BUtas for tht lasUra Dnlrict
In the matt of W. I. Starn, Eanxrapt.
Eastern. District ol TnnM, at. :
THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, THAT OU
A. tb th day or Jnlj, 1868, warrant of Baakraptcj
wu issued oat of tho District Co art of tho United Mateo fur
aid District, againat the estate of W. T. Storm, of the
oooaty of Hawkins, ia said diatrict, who has been adjudged a
aaaroptoa hiaowa petitNB ; that the payment of as y debts
and the delivery of any property belonging to rach bank,
rapt, to him, or fur his nee, and the transfer of aay pro
perty by him, are forbidden by law ; and tbat a meeting ef
the creditor of said Bankrupt, to prove their debt and to
ehooee one or more assignees of hi estate, wUl beheld at a
Court of Bankruptcy, to be kolden at the court hone in
Berererllle, ia said district, before Joel A. Dewey, Esq., one
of the Beglaters ia Bankrupt? for said district, ea the 2ta
day of September, A. D. 186-1, t 10 o'clock, A. M.
B. McDANNKL, Meeeenger
ang M2V , and 0. 8. Marnhal for said Dutrict