Railroad track to Sewanee mines at Coal Dale.

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Railroad track to Sewanee mines at Coal Dale. - t Ameri--', if--'- Ten--neasee, ; ' ip-' ;' "...
t Ameri--', if--'- Ten--neasee, ; ' ip-' ;' " re-: Gen-' u, ; to-d&ffilmW-MW 1 -, ,. . GeWwasls.- perplex-, o-. j Gentry is acquitting himself right nobly and gloriously in this end of the Sut. Jwe have the very Dcst reports from (be diacuapeoa w, .Bolivar and Jackson. Everywhere thatwe have vet heard from. CoL (too -gai (BMtp -iJimteU tabejaot onlyau- periarto i tor as a apieniUd panlar orator "tat eri Ur aac beteClbataaite equal to him in thrflMtcA waawma of debate, which mi to be hia fcrte. a m . Mlmjiti BagUamM, Buprtr. THE DISCPSSION AT MEMPHIS! Gektbt aan Jon.tsox. Go'txt Vicrouocs! Glort Kxocon fOB OKI DAT. At 11 o'clock yesterday morning, one of the larnat audiences we have ever seen In Memphis, on aach an occasion, assembled on Court Square to witness 'thU,,'iaiaffet-arnur"btween two of '-the most celebrated popular speakers .the Bute has ever nroduceoV mere were OroDaWT two tnonaana Pfnona present, among' whom we noticed a coefodcr- nble -sprinkle' 01 jUJiKS,.wtJo aia weu to erace the occasion with their iaw-aud-orderinpmug pres ence. Their attendance upon sucn occasions snouia be uniformly promoted and encouraged, as there is nothing like it to make excited politicians and heated partbahsBEftivi TnivsiXTis! There were some boisterous . people, both here and at Somerville, who. had it not been for the presence of the Ladies, would have certainly produced an uproar or emeute ot aome kind or other. Oov. Jonasos opened the discussion with almost identically the same speech he .made at Somerville, and quite tfib "ibesanie speech long since stereotyped v.w .1. ., v'i. ..:n.. 1 r.. .- j .1. r m - uj mi j.tauvtii ,vniun ojiu.uiu auimyiius Jippcut. He opened with the usual "ereat embarraasmi-nt" anil closed with the usual amount of poetry aimed at tne Laaies out certainly railing wide or the mark. The rest of the speech,' was partly sophistry, partly vapm declamation, and all deoiagosruery. True log ic, Or rhetoric,, there was none. ' And yet so cun ningly was the whole speech derised, so aptly were the acmagogical 'licks' put in; that, to many, doubtless, his discourse or sermon, aSI 'tinq-umqy as it. was, had the appearance of x wonderfully effective effort And yet the responses from the audience showed that it had but little effect here. The peo ple in this end of the State are generally well posted upon all political subjects, and they were evidently well posted yesterday in regardto uov. joiisom s pe culiar tactics. - They had heard ol His wonderful pro- pensity for "firing lota"-in his political battles: and they had come to believe that he was skilled mall the arts of the demaeotmc and loved nothine better than to appeal to all ol the worst prejudices and passions of the people and of political partizans. Un tne whole, tiov. Johnson's speecn nere yesterday, and his rejoinder, did not appear to us to meet the high-wrought expectations of his friends. Re did not acquit himself so well, to our thinking, as at Somerville. His voice was not good, neither were hla spirits any better; for, in proportion to the sire of the two audiences, there were indications that a far greater army of "Sam's boys" were looking him. in tho faco here than there was even at Somerville. Unmistakably, he was under a cloud ; and we believe every candid, intelligent and unprejudiced friend of the "usually adroit" and "cunning" .Governor will admit the truth of this remark, lie made several determined and powerful"effort8 to boar lip against the cloud of gloom which seemed to weigh upon him and his cause, but they were of no avail. . . And when Col. Gentry rose to reply when he entered Upon that magnificent oration when he had fully pronounced in clear, musical, sonorous, and exultant tones the whole, of that glorious argumentso filled un as it was with the Braces of ora tory, the gems of wit, and tho winged arrows of satire -so-aplenuig in ts rhetonc.and so. matcnicss caniiei'tffttoiDh of ' conirSatiitoMpIes wpletemmrt fcm btfevery maD,.woman and cluW present: Sopenv, I iTil"! iI'IMMIi liave Beyer.witnessed agreat-!S r'JTJ,' 'tsterday by?true and tortuouscunmng; nyiGreitiraScoverfilifil Dr,y.eatlotrJ6Mispn!jj Theniantfer of titude the :8mile of the Iiadiesrr-the eel. of, the .crowu an snowed 11. uoi, uentry 010 well canie ont gloriously at Sommerville; but at Memphis, -he has surpassed himself! . Not a'm'an who henrd him yesterday hut must how. rorik him with tho first or ators of the Union, rivalling in power even some of ie, greatest oi inose departed giants ot tne lorum vhniU'lnnmnrift& DM'amhnlmMl hw a linlinna'ailmi.. ing worship. Should Ool. Gentrt continue to make Suchsneech- 03 as he has made the past two days, if he continues to achieve such triumnhs as he so callnntlv and honorably won here yesterday, throughout the bal ance 01 tne State, we behove ho will be chosen by a majority far beyond the most sanguine expect tion of .Jin most sanguine friends. In any event. wo can Bay to Middle and Eastern Tennessee, thnt in this: end of the State,' all goes well; better man that in tholaniruaeo of Uov. Johnson mis-ad- aressed to the maies'all goes like a marriage ocii. 1110 tnenos ot Uol. UKSTRVare: like him self exultant, jubilant beyond description. 'Io tri- wnphc' blazes from every eye; "we will triumph In August next," is shouted from every tongue! L jtGu-cuttstences having 'prevented lis ft-om availing ourselves of the invitation of Mr. Tracy, the President of tlio Company, to ymt the Scwnneo Coal Mines, on Saturday, we are .under special, obligations to a friend who went ijlciiig, for the . subjoined account of the es-'cr6p;iind. description of : the road andthe mines': " The establishment of a railroad connection between 'Nashville and these: coal mines, jiy'.means of which - an abundant and permanent supply-tif that necessary article, at reasonable pricefre-ensured,-is;a matter of the.highestivfijwitetice;.!) this' place. It is most fortunate for us, that the-conduct of the enterprise should have fallen into such efficient hands. Mr. ; Tracy 'is ' a- gentleman of fortune, energy, eiperienoe,. and business , ciipa-cHyy whoifaibwB well what, can ie , dona in affairaof that sort, and how it. ought to' be ilone'.; ' When i.As'. became' interested;'in the undertaldDg and assunied tho supcrvisioii of it, the, public hMv.asurancd.doubly, sure" :.that".there:';amcal! there , of good quality, dQn;'. it jsonld and oflld ,'bp JjpjugliCbjert; at Tetoabje;; prices; wfthiii' a 'Tfetsdnable 'time.''1 "We- Understand !tbat the pottjj!j4($' ;.ttMgrr-lng! thVeoaltb this Tjlacein .a few days. ' EXCTJRBlON TO ; THE Widir COAL MINES. In obedience to an invitation extended by Mr. Tbaoy, President of thc'SewancoCbal'Corapany, to the Mayor, ,he COrSmon Council, and other citi-, wnsf Nashville,: to Tisit-Ao ga I piceedd ihe:N.;and'C.;Railidicpbi7 bnTri- day eTening las t,; about Jbalf past ten o'clock." Two commodious bats, in. to'those cbrmirisine the regular train, . Wgrjajfet apart fdr'tho company,"? whose bright oontenanCse ahd frequent interchange of, co"rhiMbn8,!,,plairily tadicateia igemvfioir' j,pf sprits.afldgjive prorinselbajpte novwonsvieatasaoa, cnampagne, iee,Tano wnav tne Wbod baWo'a fitincEs !lfSr-!'!;0';" sipjKtacienowlic'ca - cWhile-mt the depoij' the beat was oppressive,' and 1 death would have overtaken.: one .or more of the7. Ik :-'i"-l.-!ii;.'i. ul'. iV '.S 11. f-.1 arittaliotthellbtKsw through the: head. The v..v . pn nee-r a ..o fftSiS? Skil'ik'n, ,T' esajr-i V 'v-tn-v . ' TJ A'g. I WnUWhtle ;0f the IcCOmOUVe fellrWCTaflt'Tpfe. ts;!':eobIrlea!tTre ad venture has; evoV rjcen sorpasVed; ' ho, peapy mld W reme'rober'a ! time in tberi'4l?$ iPM;rhe,baferi Sii t'Ua'MllSSVSiXitiiiL: cTisat)u8tawe4.'0awdaubk of' who, lives !'. "gTfJSCTWJ'v three of llia finr, having bn accidentally -track 1 :MWWiS&JP&l&&$i Jtoroffbv tirisw6ijd.bif bhKof aia'cbmpailonvfie-is do4'; U'm'h-Mlr vi twwik-s--i, ir.a..:-aLl-i. u -ol -a-;-: -i- -.: -Myi-otj - '.'respnulng with his bravery, baa ordered the eiim of 9! Vttni00iipi dlstribated ataoifc tfc'hwrfiEjfel- bW:hMU.'iMUiiri.'lb:lM,tl. .1.' WJCSrg gWSVtoVMaOWOTagBi aaw uoar w fani. Toward mocning,aiwa approached tha moan Uina, there was so Bamsest a caaage ca tore, that one car-window to keep out the cooiair; k, or yiei prewnnf cold w suffocalicaI4few asr)WlM remained cxpoeed to the manlaiabnwa, "... Just as day dawned we reached the Ttmad, awns the locomotive, Gen. Moaquera, weighing torty-Btna ...In viidnrtotakenatothaaiaev. Owfaic nowercr, wu o- 1 fin) tw ttmched to this steam nmuter ran ob-xm - track while backing up to fasten to the Excursion trataTfhii tnWWaniciI-iii two nenrt,- enrmg: which, many of the party who bad come dreaaedfbr-hot weather, stepped round briskly to keep warm.. Iruieed, so great was i e cbMge rf temperature that I saw one lad chilled to an ague. About fix o'clock, we again got under-way, ana . running off to tie right, about three hundreed yards 1 at an acute angle, we reversed oar course, and croa sing the N. and C. BaOroad in fall view of the Tun nel, we scledthe mountain on an ascending graae of one hundred and thirty-two (132) feet to the mile. We had proceeded, however, but a few Hundred yards, when wo were stopped by the narrowness of a deep limestone cut, against whose aides the two hindmost cars began to rub. Finding It impossible to retain these, they were detached and left in the cutthe company crowding together on the tender and a freight car. When we 'finally got rid 'of-an hinderance,' we advanced at the rate of twelve miles an hour, notwithstandingthesteepnesaofthe grade. At seven o'clock we reached thetogan Mines, our- destination, and about nine miles from the Tunnel on the N, and C. Railroad, (ieneral arrangement had been made ;for breakfast; but, house room not being sufficient, a tempoiary table was erected under the broad spreading oaks, Wad here" the whole company sat down with appetites sharpened by early rising and the pure mountain air. Breakfast being over, we went to examine the mining operations at the Logan . Mines. Hero a number of new, clean hand-cars had been provided for underground explorations. In one of these, myself and two others seated ourselves; "a broad- shouldered, thick-set lad handed me a candle, and applied the motive power. In this way we were ta ken through the various avenues which already penv ctrate tho mines from fifty to three hundred and fifty" yards. The stratum through which we passed is four feet and a half thick, with a slate roof and floor. The excavations have been made with more than ordinary mining skill, leaving each passage only four feet wide, with arched ceiling perpendic ular sides, and a flat, level floor. The miners, most; ly Welsh and English, when at work assume a re cumbent posturo.and with a pick-axe cut a narrow passage at the ' bottom of the stratum, and one on each side of the avenue j then making an apeP ture near the roof, they insert an iron wedge, and split oft" the mass with a sledge-hammer. These masses ,are afterwards broken up into lump-coal, that which is cut away with the pick-axe being' technically called dust. It amounts to about one-third of the whole excavation, and is usually made into coke. The coal of these mines is bituminous, and its quality unsurpassed ; it is entirely free from sulphur or slate, and burns freely in the open air. The company expect to exhaust the supply nt the Logan Mines in about a year ; but before that time they will have extended their road to the Wooten M-which.ara absolntely inexhaustible, ourselves from a mdre-n-ilie mines and refreshing water, we were called to dinner: R. J. srtlgjjtice-presided, and when the inner man had been braced by an excellent collation, the following resolutions, presented by S. P. Allison, Esq., were unanimously adopted: Resolved 1st. That we, the citizens of Nashville, hail with pleasure this the first attempt at the development of the mineral resources of. the Cumberland Mountains. 2d. That we have seen with wonder and delight the locomotive, Gen. Mosqucro, breasting tho steep sides of tlio mountain, presenting at every turn, most beautiful and startling views. 3d. That wo thank and offer to Mr. Tracy, of Now York, our warmest sympathies for the success of the noble enterprise which is 6olcIv due to his energy, and which lie has this, day so pleasantly exhibited to -our viaw. 4th. That we congratulate our fellow-citizens upon tlio prospect of a full supply, at rcasonahle ratcs, of so necessary nn article as coal; and we hope this enterprise, inaugurated by foreign capital, may bo participated in and sustained by us at home. These resolutions called forth some remarks from Mr. Tracy, diiring which he stated that the Sowanee Mining Company have thus far paid every account that has been presented; that they are entirely free from debt; and that they havo tho meanB to complete their, road to the Wooten Banks, within a year. The glasses were then filled to compliment . Mr. Backus, the chief engineer, who replied . that 'he cpuld.notnjake a speech, but that the road; speaks for itself. - . i - , . . , . 1 The'hcaUh of Mr.; 'Blumc, the second engineer, was then proposed by Mr. .Tracy, who introduced . the compliment by a series of remarks highly commendatory of that young' gentleman's 'talenls. and character.- ., , . . . Some, desultory remarks followed by various persons, all of whom, entertained , the belief that tihe City of Nashville would be supplied with a good ar ticle of -coal, atmore reasonable: rates, and mor certainly by the.Sewance-ifiriing Company thaa..lromi any other quarter.- sThus enaed 'the ceremonies of the day; and without a remark or an event Iwliich. ;jUTy.onoTcgrets, we.all rcachedtiiecity Saturday night by tue ton o:cioclt train. . MANKS. .sjoxj ass rnn- : hA-vAnTKNTtiBx wiTaMOSB m Inoia. On .the evening of the U!h ot Match, two large -Hons were shot in the 'immediate vicinits. of the cantonments at Dcesa. At about fonr -o'eiock in the afternoon. aomanatives- brought , tho inulligetieo: that Jmo' Stiange amma.Iir hadlieenn'esr (WlDccsa, and that i;.5iT'K.i"lii.i'-i 'I... i.;Lj uuiw,m.uu: icuuiu aaiun-.,wjiua. auuu-oi anaaruDAin thev were. '- iThev were, however, declared to be' : neither cheetahs nor tigers. Captain Wyvillc, of, Her. Majesty's 83d Rceiment a dead, shot imme diately started in pursuit, accompanied by three or war nauyeU jjn rehii.eptacejiginft5f out, the captain fquiid'to his astonishment, a full crown Jton anditrOieaa :. Be, however.ioBtAota mooept, - out taKinc a cooi ana ae uoeraie aim loatreri a lead en 'ball In' the (rcass'oT'th'e mo'narefi of 'the ipst, whicb.brought hiaua MJ9 tiie grono'i . stone dead. The lady, rroubdig accustomed to arPPa.-.ip-mwljwtlw4 liiA nftr wilk .uw n.l such ne- qiutintar,aptainvViiie. -inrrml Dure pursmt. On- n rnVmI gallant Nimrod found himself at once .almost of flie.- wr.X .wmj..o:. vv4in;,aac uau, .liaie.Hl ijump froai Us horse before .abe was. . o ver hla back, ahd had faerf mwri -brie lhfeJ-beitejis.t'The prior fiillbwV peril 'now refatne ItnrninenV but .his enhanced by the i 1. 1 iu accttt wi .vire. valuta t; wiuauii icu Iuuipaiuuii9j( vapaift Wyvuie. however, aeems to possess the eye of tho -.ol rd nmM nf iron: For vm.-anrl anitWiffgt into iamW nd akinned this . i mominj?. Capt!n: Wyvlllerwith"- a cenerositv cor- l.H L. , A-n 1, JYTI-t'tT t V 1 jjpwwo wyujaKvuiufauucaa Qua la -- We 49S1.-MM rej-apon to sad 11,58. same Tof's hi has than The 1851, 127,7)8. half or ? ered in leaving " Summers fil.t... the 53 received 5,933.- must 1,208 did in the much, be turns majonty have ties to We - merely crj. 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  1. The Tennessean,
  2. 29 May 1855, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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