Terrible Uolnp at Jack Non
The i( NIII(la”Sboot Down an
Alarm of the Populance.
V H. Regulars come to the
The Negroes Call for Keinforce
The Courts Set at Defiaree—A Gene*-
ral Outhreak Dreaded.
(From the Nashville Gazette of Sat.
Fast evening we received information
that on Wednesday a squad of the mi
litia at Jackson, West Tennessee, call
ed upon .Vlaj Harteoius, a dry goods
merchant of that town, and demanded*
Inn) to give up all his arms, in his pos
session. In view of their number, am 1
lor the sate of peace, lie gave them his
pistol —the only weapon he had —but
questioned theii authority and remon
strated against this high handed outrage.
Thev bade him shut up his rebel mouth,
or they would shut it up for him.—
suiting the action to the word, one or
more leveled their pieees and fired on
hi m wounding him mortal
- v .
The Circuit Court was in session at
the tine, and Judge VV. P. Bond imme
diately ordered the arrest of the murder
ers. But the militia refused to give
them up, and assumed so hostile an al
titude that th offi ;er desisted. A sug
gestion to collect a possee of citizens to
overcome this obstacle to the laws, was
dismissed as impolitic and likely to re
sult in bloodshed.
Maj. H. being a quiet ami worthy
citizen, the news of his terrible fate
spread like wildfire through the town,
;md created no little alarm as well as
indignation. Men said to themselves
and to each oilier: what security have
we that it may not he our turn next ?
A town meeting was immediately held
and messengers were dispatched to the
nearest point for U S. regulars, two
companies of whom were immediately
gent to protect the citizens from further
The indignation of the soldiers
was *o great on learning the circum
stances that the militia captain fairly
quaked in his boots, fearing utter an
nihilation at their hands. Therefore
he telegraphed to Trenton for reinforce
ments, and we understand that a com
pany of negroes is eti route lor the seat
Trouble between the regulars and ne
groes is momentarily feared. At last
accounts they still refused to give up the
murderers of Maj. liartemus. The de
ceased, we understand, was a single
man, without any relatives dependent
on him for support. He had served
with distinction in the Confederate ar
my and since tlie surrender has con
ducted himself as a peaceful and honest
The SU'fiigtli of the Confeder
To the Editor of the New York Tri
bune — Sir: Your issue of June 26th,
containing an article from your Wash
ington correspondent on the strength of
ihe rebel arrnias in the field, has only
recently come into my hands, and I
hare examined it with a great deal of
interest. Its details correspond in
general with my own information and
belief, except where an attempt is made
to supply the missing muster-rolls of
Lee’s army at the most important and
interesting period of the war. Why
are those rolls missing? Who mutilat
ed the record in abstracting them ?
Until it is satisfactorily shown to the
contrary, I shall never believe that the
Army of Northern Virginia at any time
exceeded 70,000 effective men; and at
several important peiiods I know it
wa« about 30.000. to wit, as near as l
am able to say : First Bull Run. 28,000;
Antietam, 30.000: Fredericksburg, 32-
000. As these are candidly-entertain
ed impressions, on the best data I have,
if any of your correspondents know
more about it, on inefragible data, I
would gladly and deferentially accept
I venture to correct your correspon
dent in a small, perhaps important
matter, to wit, the Confederate force at
Mobile, at the close of the war, which
he ectimated at 20,000. I was the
Inspector-Central of that district, and
can inform you that the force defending
Mobile when it was attacked by Gen.
Canby was about 7,000 strong; this
included a city battalion and three
regiments of reserves, robbed from the
cradle and grave ; of the seasoned and
quasi regular troops there were about
6.000, including some dismounted cav
alry and several batteries which had
lost their guns at Nashville.
I would add that when Taylor sur
rendered to Canby he had, as far as I
am informed, about 9,000 troops in the
field—of whom 4.000 u r ere infantry,
dismounted cavalry and artillery, under
Maury, and about the same number of
cavalry under Forrest. The other
1,000 I believe a liberal allowance for
pickets and other outlying squads in
the southern and western part of this
As you perceive; I make no pretence
of superior information, except within
iny own specialty, and I write more in
the spirit of one desiring information
♦'inn offering to school others.
E. H. Cummins,
Lieutenant Colonel late C. S. A.
Washington, August 26, 1867,
SAM’L H. SMITH and ROBT. P. MILAM
Editors and Proprietors.
/Cartei Mville (<a, Sept. 20, 1567
The Cultivation or Cotton.
~\Ve ‘are glad to leafn that the South
ern people, as well as those a
broad, are taking so much interest in
the cultivation of Cotton in the South.
The world is watching our movements
in regard to raising Cotton. And we
ask the question : Is the South perse*
veringly lending all her energies to
accomplish an object which is of such
vital importance to herself, and which
will confer such a powerful degree of
comme-cial influence abroad and po
litical power at home, and great**
ly advance the means of restoring
the comiorts and luxuries of our coun
try, which was swept from us during
the late struggle, from which we
have just emerged ? Is she aware of
the fact that she is injuring herself by
yielding to the obstacles which beset
her, and that it behooves her to work
faithfully to keep down the threatening
competition which is presented in the
combined efforts of Egypt and the East
Indies—which we look upon as being
her two greatest competitors? If our
people are not laboring and looking to
the dangers which assail so seriously
her cotton interests, iit will soon be too
late for their welfare and that of the
whole southern country. It is said
that the production of cotton in Egypt
and the East Indies prior to the rebel
lion, was comparatively -but trifling in
extent, to that of the present prospects.
We see it stated that the cotton yield of
Egypt in 1865, was one thousand per
cent, greater than before the war, and
that of the East Indies, nearly two
thousand per cent, greater. The at
tention they are giving to this
staple, and the patronage, influence and
protection,given to them by the British
Government and private organization
and the great amount of capital invest
ed, with the efforts of those extensive
manufactures of England, backed by
the energy and enterprise of the whole
New England Stales, to overthrow the
United States from her control of the
cotton markets of the whole Nation,
while she was separated from them
during the war. What their success
was, can be seen from the fact that
nearly all the cotton growing countries,
has produced by far a greater yield of
the staple than has the United States.
'The imports of England in the year
1859, is put down at one and a quarter
billion of pounds. In the following
year this country produced nearly five
In J 863, England imported nearly
two million bales,, and of this supply
America furnished only one hundred
and thirty-two thousand bales; Brazil
about the same ; East India one and a
third million, and Egypt and other
countries, about two and three quarter
million bales. In 1860, the production
of cotton in this country, tvas estimated
at nearly 90 per cent of that of the
The increase of the staple in Eng
land, in the year 1858, was eight and
three quarter per cent; for 1859, nine
and a half per cent,* and for 1860, ten
and a quarter. The average anual
consumption of this country from 1850,
to 1860 was about that of Great Britain.
By these figures, you will observe*
that the status of cotton interest before
the war, should encourage the people
of the South, to use all their ener
gies, industry, influence and capital to
control the markets. There is no
doubt but that this country possesses
manv great advantages over any other
country for the growing of cotton. It
is estimated that, even cotton kept at
40 cents per pound for the present,
Europe would take from us, perhaps 2
million of bales; and at twenty-five
cents, possibly 3 million bales. This
means from three hundred to three
hundred and twenty millions of treasure
for the South. Then fortune would
smile upon us, the comforts and luxuries
banished by war would be brought
home again. It is fortunate for the
south that her crops are brought to
perfection with one-fourth the labor of
that of other countries. We again urge
the people not to give up cotton, be
cause they have no slaves to cultivate
it. If the people of the south will do
their duty, they ere compelled to rise |
and will no doubt e’re long, boast of
best country in the world !
Thirty-one bales of new cotton have
been received at Amcricu?, Ga.
Action of the Agricultural As
CASSVILLE, GEORGIA, )
September 7th, 18G7. (
The Bartow County. Agricultural
Association met pursuant to adjourn
ment. The Chairman, Judge Land,
uot being present Joseph Bogle was
unanimously substituted to preside.
Upon taking the chair he addressed
the meeting with well-timed and pur
tenant remarks upon the great necessi
ty of forming an association for the
purpose of stimulating, encouraging,
and increasing the interests of agricul
ture in our midst.
The report of the committee appoint
ed. at a previous meeting, to draft a
Constitution for the association, was
called for. Mr. 11. Best, the chair
man, submitted the constitution, w hich,
after being read, upon motion of Col.
G. R. Gibbons, was received.
An interesting discussion here arose
whether the Soeitty should be a Dis
trict Club or a County Association, in
which Mr. H. 4 Best, Dr. W. Harris,
Mr. Gibbons, and others, participated.
The question was left to a vote of the
Association, the decision of which was
that it should be organized as a County
The Constitution was then taken up
read and adopted by articles, after
which, upon motion of Mr. A. B. Best,
it was adopted as a whole.
The Association then went into an
election for officers, which resulted in
the election of Col.- H. F. Price, as
President; Nathan Land, Pice Presi
dent for the sth District ; and W. A.
Upon motion it was determined that
the regular meetings of the Associa
tion should be held on the first Satur
day in each month, 10 o’clock. A. M.
Upon motion of Dr. Harris, it was,
Resolved , That the proceedings of this
meeting be published in the Cartel's
ville Express , and that an invitation be
extended to the farmers and mechan
ics throughout the County to join in
with the Association and assist in rais
ing the standard of Agriculture in our
On motion the Association adjourn
ed to meet at the Methodist Church in
Cassville, on Saturday morning, the
sth day of October.
* JOSEPH BOGLE, Chm’n.
W. A. Chunn, Sec’ry.
We are rejoiced to see that the “old
land” has a little life in it yet. The
people of tne sth District are moving
again in the great agricultural and me
chanical interests of the County, and
invite the co-operation of the people of
every Millitia District in the county in
the good work. The plan is to have
one President for the county at large,
aud one Vice President from each Mil
iitia District, so that all parts may be
represented in the Association. Let
our people pull off their coats and roll
up their sleeves, like the people of the
sth, and go to work in good earnest to
perfect this organization, by holding
district meetings in eveiv district, and
electing a Vice President to co-opera
te with the sth at the next regular
meeting at Cassville, on the stli day of
October. We would recommend a
meeting of the people of the 4th Dis
trict, for this purpose, at the Court-
House in this place, on Saturday next
at noon, and that meetings of a like
character be held in every other district
in the county iti time to be represented
in the forthcoming regular meeting of
the Association in October.
It is wholly unnecessary for us to
urge the importance of action—speedy
and determined action —past experience
and observation has already taught us
this. Old “Cass” has once boasted of
as well organized .and prosperous Ag
ricultural Association as any county in
the State ever did, and why may she
not do it now ? She can—she will.—
The enterprising farmers and mechan
ics, as well as merchants and business
men generally, ol this county, have too
much pride of country and character to
lie still and see our sister counties of
Floyd, Gordon, Polk and Cobb bear
off the prize as banner counties. No,
never. Bartow intends to be first in
the ring and the last out. She cannot
afford to loose the good name so justly
conferred upon her soil, her industry
and enterprise by proving recreant to
her greatest interests now that those
interests are so vastly augmented by
the change of circumstances thrown a
round us. Our agricultural and me
chanical resources must, in future, con
stitute the wealth of our people, as well
fas their greatness as such. Provi
dence has bestowed a lavish hand up
on Cherokee Georgia generally, and
Bartow county particularly, and all that
we have to do to vie successfully with
any land on the globe, is to improve
r the gifts and advantages so graciously
bestowed. In no w*> can this be bet
ter done than through a well organized
and conducted Agricultural Associa
tion. Such an institution is the best
commentary known on the character,
industry and enterpiise of a people.—
Such a one.we treed and must have,
so let ail interested move m the mat
ter at once.
New Agricultural PAPER.-—We are
in receipt of a Ptosgejrtus for an Agri- (
cultural Paper, to be commenced in
Atlanta or the 15th inst., by B. A.
Grist. It is to be issued semi-monthly
at §1 per annum* Success to our old
friend Grist, in the publication of his
Southern Cultivator. —The Sept,
number of this valuable work is upon
our table. It is one of the very best
agricultural works published, and is
imphatically a farmers book. No far
mer, desirous of keeping his farm and
garden, should be without it. Price $2
per annum. Address the publisher at
In the election district composed of
Greene and Hale counties, Ala., the
radicals have nominated two whites and
two blacks as their candidates for the
A communication in the LaGrange
Reporter nominates Eaton Cox, freed
man, as a candidate for Congress in
this, the 3d, District of Georgia.
Schofield’s order ior State elections,
which was to havfc been issued, is
delayed in view of the Washington
telegram relative to simultaneous elec
tions on the first Monday in November.
Acting Governor of Kentucky.—
Lieutenant-Governor John W. Steven
son, who becomes Governor of Ken
tucky by reason of the death of Gov.
Helm, is a native of Richmond and a
son of the late Hon. Andrew Stevenson,
who was once speaker of Congress and
Minister to the Court of St. James.
The Herald’s Washington dispatch
says : “On the subject of the effect of
the Amnesty, the Cabinet is said to be
a unit. In the discussion of the Am
nesty Proclamation the Cabinet agreed
that its legal effect would be to relieve
excluded whites from all disability as
to the exercises of the right of suffrage.”
It is stated upon apparently reliable
information, that Chief Justice Chase
has written to the President, sustaining
the civil authorities in the judicial cases
in North Carolina, out of which arose
the conflict of authority between Gen.
Sickles and Marshel Goodloe.
General Griffin died from yellow
fever at Galveston, Texas, yesterday, at
11 o’clock. Out of five telegraph op
erators at Galveston but one is able to
—The sugar crop of Louisiana, ac
cording to the estimate of the New.
Orleans Bee, will be double last year’s
crop, and wifi reach eighty thousand
hogsheads. The Bee has information,
upon which its editors rely, from almost
the entire sugar producing section.
The action of the negro deligates in
the Racical Convention of North Car
olina, in rejecting a resolution condem
ning confiscation, appears to have dti
veil the respectable white men from the
party. The call is now for the organ
ization ofa “white man’s party.” and
as the whites must have a large major
ity of the registered vote in that State
the result is hardly doubtful.
Corn is now being shipped in con
siderable quantities from Nashville to
Louisville and Cincinnati. The Press
says that it is simply a matter of price
that is thus turning the usual course of
thL article, the price being now some
Twenty cents per bushel lower in Nash
ville than in Cincinnati,
The Cotton Crop. —We are sorry
to say that the cotton prospect is be
coming more gloomy daily, owing to
the caterpiller. They are on alraeste
very plantation, an and the destrnctiou al
ready committed is great indeed, A
gentleman informed us this morning
that they had eaten about half his crop
and that the balance would be gone in
a tew days, Their early appearance
aud vigoris matter of general remark,
and r.o one expects to escape their rav
—A wagon load ol corn was sold in
Atlanta, on Monday, at one dollar pe r
Eighty-five thousand citizens are dis
franchised in Tennessee under the
present State laws.
An interesting revival is in progress j
in Rome, Ga.
I NEW ADVEKTIiSEMENTS, •‘*
i * • • - #. •
Upon ‘ Woman, 5
For the Benefit of the Methodist E.
i Church South
AT CARTERS VILLE,
BY-REV. W. P. HARRISON, D. D.
or WeiU>| Chapel) Atlanta. ,
The learned and eloqbent Pastor of
Wesley Qhapel, Atlanta, has consent
ed to deliver his. profound Lecture up
on "WOMAN »” in the Methodist
Church in Oartersville, on WEDNES
DAY NIGHT, the 25th inst. This
Lecture is represented by the news
papers and citizens of Atlanta as being
one of the most eloquent and interest
ing discourses ever delivered in that
The people of Cartersville and Bar
tow county have a rare literary treat
offered to them. Let every Lady
come—for “Woman” is the theme.—
Let every Gentleman who has a Moth
er, Sister, Wife, or Daughter come—
for “Woman” is the Text, and a mas
ter will have it in charge.
ADMISSION 50 CENTS.
■Tickets can be had at tfie Stores.
Proceeds to repair the Methodist
Cartersvillp.. Sept. 20, 1867,
“The Temple of Industry.”
THE attention of the citizens of North Ga.,
is invited to the well selected stock of
BUGGIES and CARRIAGES.
He will sell extremely low fox CASH.
He is now sel mg lower than the same class
of vchickles can be bought in this part of the
Old fashioned jenuine CONCORD BUG
GIES for .sale by him. Together with a great
variety of NORTHERN VEHICKLES made
in the very best factories, and all right.
He is manufacturing of the best material
ind workmanship, superior articles of BUG
GIES and CARRIAGES, as good ax was ever
made south of Mason & Dixon’s line.
Repairing of every kind, as well as all orders
strictly attended to.
He has made extensi-e preparationss, and
has connected himself with
Messrs. Wyman & May,
a popular and reliable firm.
He feels encouraged by his liberal patronage
returning to him, and is determined to please
every one if in his power.
$125 to S2OO.
S2OO *> SSOO.
Sept. 20, 1867.
I W. F. BEST,
Linseed, Tanners and
of all kinds*
Ftent Medicines and
TOILET ARTICLES SUCH AS
’ Combs, Perfumery Ac. Ac.
IJARTERSV ILLE, G A.
T have commenced to sell my GOODS AT
COST ! and will continue to sell that way
until the 20th September, Be sure to come
and see for yourself, as many think thatTdo
net mean whnt I say. All I ask is a trial, as
I am determined to closeout the j resent 6tock,
Two doors from Post Office.
Cartersvilie, Sept. 6th, 1867) *
'J'he Cabinet, Grant included, is in
favor of simultaneous elections on the
hast Mondcy tn Nbrenber, and it is
confidently expected the district cent*,
neanderc " lil concur.
- X. S. RA«£g,. :;
- “ WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN ’ r-\'r
Booti and Shoes, Leatker. Calfskins and Skoe Findings.
■ ■ I this method of calling your attention to the fact that I hare returned to Atlanta and have opened <n
Kawaon a building. corner of Whitehall and Hunter Street*. (next door to Ohamberlin, Cole A Boynton'* elegant
Dry oood* itore,) one of the moat complete, atoek* of
Boots and Shoes, Hemlock and Oak Leather;
Calf Skins, Lining anti Bintiinding Skins,
LASTS , PEGS, SHOEMAKERS 1 TOOLS AND FINDINGS
to te foud in thii City—in abort, everything uaualiy found in a firat elasa Shoe and Finding Store which atoek t
propoae to keep fuil »t atpumee, And tell them at • price which caunoi faH to ault, * , . . 0611
Wholesale or Retail.
Having had ah experience of fourteen yean in th!e bualnes* In the atate of Georgia, and Raving anent mo.,
the last two peara in the Northern an.qKa.tern markets, oath for eevral larnt Southern
Houeee, 1 Hater mjaelf that 1h re tupenor advantages over all competition in buying—and making all mv
purchaaes exclusively for oaeh only and having determined to aell for CASfi ON DELIVERY. 7
Iwill duplicate any bill of Goods in my line, bought of jobbing Houses inNcm
Ifork or Boston. adding only expense
of transportation. Sec. to This point.
THE ABOVE, TOGETHER WITH THE ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF MV PURCHASES ENABLES ME TO SELL
BOOTS AND SHOES
AS LOW AS ANY JOBBING HOUSE IN THE UNITED STATES.
mvc nte a call and latlafy yonreelvee. Remember the place-
JViß.«.o",.Bu,ia.oj. come, °l Hunter ,„d VV lliteh." nei. doo, to Ch.mb.,11,,
Cole A Boynton a Dry Goods Store, and the sign
I. T. BANKS.
■ 1 “ not conn *®ted In business with any other houee in thla city. The signed the Arm !•
x- t. b-ajnks-
8 Id 31,
JJaving jmt opened at the old atand of
w. H. BROTHERTON
under tit e
We respectfully invite the citizens of Carters*
ville and surrounding country, to call and ex
amine pur stock and learn our prices. It is
our intention to keep a
on hand all the time.
We are not limited in means and we, there
fore intend to keep such goods as the people
need, from a
BOX OF BLACKING
HOGSHEAD OF SUGAR
and when we say every thing, we mean what
DR. A. S. MASON will attend to the busi
ness and receive all calls and transact the bu
siness ofthe house*
taken in exchange For goods,
MR... GUTHRIE who has recently located
in our. town is now receiving h>B fall stock
of fall l>ry Goods, Notions, Roots, Shoes, Hats
He has employed as salesmen, two most ex*
cellent young men of our midst,Mr. W. L.
BRAY of our town and A. Y. CHAPMAN of
Asa further evidence of good taste, he de
sires to show to all a well assorted stock of fall
goods —which will be exhibited by these ob
liging young men free of cost,and sold for as
small amount of money as the same goods
can be purchased elsewhere.
P.S; Tell everybody to skins by
the hundred—He wants 6000 Mink steins
caught after Ist Nov., wi 1 pay most for those
not split. Come and buy Steel Traps.
Remember the place, Post Office street, first
door north of Capt. Jones’ brick Law Office.
Sept. 20, 1867.
: «At« m
C O T TON.
I WILL be prepared by the Ist Oct., to make
liberal cash advances on COTTON.ship
ped-to the well known and reliable house of
GE.O. W. WILLIAMS dt CO., Charleston,
or WILLIAMS, TA YLOR & CO*.New York.
Terms more liberal than any hertofore off
ered to planters or dealers..
'SO, A. ERWIN,
SOUTHERN BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL STOVE
Works, lew York,
WE ar* nnw prrpar.il t« e*ll ,f vholMnii ami It.tai
at New York price. Freight* added only. Our
ab ck I* complete ard we ehnllenre competition.
We wiah to call eapecjsl attention to the
Ihe finest Slove yet produced. It la almple In Its ran
•truction and haa the latgeat oven by ten per cent O
ny othe.r 1
in the market. Can be Used with or without
WATER RESERVOIR AND
Our stock of House-Furnishing Goods is the
best to be found south t
RICHARDSON & SANFORD,
N. B. W. H. Gilbert, Hardware dt Stove
Dealer at Cartersvilie, Ga. is-our agent and
will furnish any of our make of. stoves at the
Atlanta or New York prices, freights added on
ly, Five hundred stoves now in store and to
rrivc. aug. 16, w3nr
Samuel Clayton, R. A. Clayton.
S CLAYTON & SON,
AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
We keep a general stock and nan fnrnlth you with
anything you waut. Ome to see u—we will sell yntt
goeds,at reasonable prices. Come and look at our
stock—No barm done if we cant t rade,
If friends favor us with consignments or orders, we
will use our every cute pioituiveof their Interest*.
BUTTER, EGGS, DRIED BLACKBERIES
&c. taken at market rates for goods.
Clean Cotton and Linen
BY virtue of an order from the Court of Ordinary of
Bartow county. Oa. will be solJ on the first Tues
day In November next, 1867 at the. Court House door
In said county, between the legal hours of sale, the
tract of land in said county, whereon William P. Hsry
resided at the time of his death, the same contafnipg
620 acres, more or less, and composed of the following
lot* and parts of lots, to-wit : 118a 1188, 1100,1184,
1186,1180,11®, 111®, 1171, 117* 1105, 1206,1208,1800;
1242, 1268, TB7, 748 and 789, in the seventeenth district
and third section of said county, lying on ■ Enbarlaa
Creek, about 400 acres of said farm is open and in
good state of cultivation, balance well timbered, with
a dwell log-house and good crib on said place. The
farm Is well situated on the Alabama goad, about
three and a half miles west of fsfllesboro, in Bartow
County. . , . 6T 5 i <
Terms of the sale—One third easfi: one-third ers4M
of twelve months from datd of sale, with dCteJknd good
security, interest from dale, tnd titles to be made on
pay meg tip f purchase money, reU’nn* t«lft btt the land '.
until the same is paid.
J. A. COWAN, Adm'r tU bonis now.
Os William P. H-iy, deceased,
Brr'ember 26, 1867,