--Doings of Brown low and Maynard.
--Intelligence from Knoxville
shows pretty clearly that the Yankees
contemplate a permanent occupation of East Tennessee
The Atlanta Register
has the following information of affairs there:
W. G. Brownlow
and Horace Maynard
had both reached the city, and had pronounced characteristic addresses before the populace.
, a Lieutenant-Colonel
, is with his father.
In fact, Brownlow
have brought with them their families.
They surely deem their occupation of East Tennessee
The ferocity of Brownlow
His violence was never comparable to its exhibitions which have occurred since his arrival at Knoxville
He evidently deems himself the master of the situation, and expects to reign a lordly potentate in East Tennessee
In his speech Brownlow
said that he had no apologies to make for the acts and proclamations of President Lincoln
--in fact, that the Northern President
had not gone half far enough.
further declared that he was not only in favor of arming every negro in the South
, but that he would turn loose wild beasts to prey upon the population of the country. "Rattle snakes and all reptiles," exclaimed the infuriated monster, "should be showered upon Southern homesteads until secession is extinct.
A more deadly poison should be distilled from their fangs, and the mountains should be searched to gather them for the invasion of the Gulf
States." In the presence of men and women who crowded the street he pronounced Ron. John H. Crozier
a little son of a b — h; and, "gentlemen" continued this genuine exponent of Lincolnism, "in reference to the Revs. Messrs. Martin
, and other rebel clergymen, if I were Gen. Burnside
I would bind their necks together with a single chain and sink them to the lowest caverns of hell!"
We are assured that this speech of Brownlow
transcended in obscenity and blasphemy all that ever fell from his envenomed lips.
We may add that he repeated a favorite allusion to his newspaper, declaring, "so help me God, that it was the only religious publication in the South
, and that even it was not hurt with piety."
The speech of Horace Maynard
was hardly less violent than that of Brownlow
He was especially denunciatory of the Messrs.
and other citizens, male and female.
After these speeches, Col. Pryor
, an old citizen of Knox
, who was under arrest, called on Brownlow
, in order to induce him to effect his release from prison.
, who is 65 years of age, was led from prison into Brownlow's house, expecting to secure his assistance in effecting his release from confinement.
For many years he and Brownlow
have been intimate friends.
When the old man was led into Brownlow
's presence, Brownlow
, raving like a madman, a pistol, declared that he would murder any scoundrel or rebel who dared to ask a favor of his hands.
The guard interposed to save Col. Pryor
's life, and Jed him back to prison.
A. L. Maxwell
, the great railway bridge builder of the South
, is under arrest, paroled, and required to report to Burnside
Dr. Wm. Baker
, George Mabry
, (not the General
,) and Mr. Moulding
, are the only citizens deemed Southerners who have not taken the Federal
have given several concerts in Knoxville
The front seats are assigned to the negro wenches of the city, who are escorted to church and to places of amusement by Federal soldiers and officers.
Negro balls are frequent, in which the belles are Ethiopian damsels, and Federal officers the gayest gallants.
The Federal at Knoxville
, have not the most remote idea that Bragg
contemplates a movement on that city.
They were engaged in plundering the country everywhere.
Great numbers of people from the country have come into the city begging for bread.
The most devout Unionists
are disgusted and maddened by the acts of infamy and despotism constantly perpetrated.