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nd well drilled. Abingdon, as all are aware, has been made a place of rendezvous for the counties of Lee, Scott, Russell and Washington. A few days since Governor Floyd made an excellent address to the volunteer companies. As a matter of course, it was like all he says and does, right to the point. The members of the old political parties are down upon their former leaders and champions of the North--men whom each party delighted to honor. I refer to Cass, Pierce, Buchanan, Douglas, Cushing, Dickenson, Fillmore, Everett and Stockton. How manfully each of these "Northern men with Southern principles," in former days, contended for the rights of the South! But then they wanted votes of Southern men! Now they want to build up a popularity at home. Old Buck once said that if the North ever attempted to interfere with Southern rights or "invade the South, he would put his knapsack on his back and his musket on his shoulder, and travel South to fight in her defence!" F
Serious riot in Knoxville. Knoxville, Tenn.,May 7.--A serious riot occurred here this evening, caused by hoisting a Union flag and the delivery of inflammatory speeches. About twenty shots were fired in all. Douglas, a Union bully, a ring leader in the fight, was wounded, having received several shots. An outsider, named Bull, was mortally wounded. Capt. Washington Morgan, who is supposed to have shot Douglas, brought his company from camp to within a short distance of the city but wasriot occurred here this evening, caused by hoisting a Union flag and the delivery of inflammatory speeches. About twenty shots were fired in all. Douglas, a Union bully, a ring leader in the fight, was wounded, having received several shots. An outsider, named Bull, was mortally wounded. Capt. Washington Morgan, who is supposed to have shot Douglas, brought his company from camp to within a short distance of the city but was prevailed on to return. Intense excitement prevails in the city.