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V U A X K h I X
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on Jackson St., one door South of Public Square
Regular Meetings every Tuesday Ntgbt,.
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old, Silver, Bonds, Stock, Uncurrent
BankKote3, &c, &o.
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WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
AND MANUKA C TUll K R S OF
Saddles. and -Bridles
';. ' of every Ucitcrlption.
Carriage & lUvy Harness &
OAT S T It E E T,
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J. R. COUKE.
VAN DYKE, COOKE & VAN DYKE
A T T OltNEYS AT L A W,
A.thiH, and :iinUnnotn,Iwi
tirit.l. I'll AfJTICE IN THE VARIOUS
W Court iu lower EactTenueKcee.HiHl the
Federal and Supreme Court" n! Jvnoxvtiie.
Two of Hip tlrm enn ahvayit be lotiml nt Chat,
tnnoogn. CoiiiinunleatioiiH addressed to them
at eitherofflee will receive prompt Attention
TH0S. L. A11NW1NE,
(nuccRSson to bukkeit'a arnwixe.)
Attorney at Low mid Solicitor In
i is'c a t it it. r u x x v.h r.i:
WTII.E PRACTICE IN THE VA1EHH'
Court, or lower Kast Tennessenj .nu
will Httend proifiptly to tlio volleetlon of nil
claims eutrusteil to'hlm.
,., April 17, t74-tf-:t;i3
rwlll? ITUIVK IKlITSK IS NOW OPEN
L for the reeepllnn of the travelllnif pulillc.
(100(1 neenminnuiHinn nun ninoersir cuniicrn.
A llheral flmreof pntronatre I" respeetfullv .o
llelted. H. S. HARIIETT,
(;hnrleHton,Tenn.,May 1, 1874-ly.an
w.1v7Tt an mS7m..
( FEICE AND RESIDENCE ON WASII
V Inifton Street, Athens, Tennesnet.
Jnury 0, 187I-Jt-81
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TV II O L E S A L'E
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GAY S T It E K T,
HAVING REMOVED INTO OUR NEW
and Commodious Warehouse, adjoining
8a n ford, Chamberlatid A liters, we'
ore now prepared to ofl'er
Nperlal lndnceiiinl to the Trade.
We will keep on band at all times, full lines of
STAPLE AND FANCY
FULL LINES OF
WOO DM WARE,
SNUFF AND CIGARS.
OF ALL KINDS.
MANILLA AND JUTE P.OFE,
Nuts of all Kin d s.
FINE TEAS A SPECIALITY.
WHOLESALE AGENTS FOR
I. I..4IK At MHO'S
HolStoil Salt ami Plaator Co'o
WE RECEIVE AND SELL ON COMMIS
Products or tlio Country,
and wltl endeavor at all times to get the high
eat market prices for panic.
WE SELL GOO US TO
Feb. 13, lS7i-ly-321
j (the 105t.
Athens, Friday, December 25, 1671
An niioiiyrtioiu communirntlnn was
received liy Mayor S'okcly. ofPliilndd
plili, tlirenlcniiij; violeiir if ctnploy.
merit is not supplied to (he Marvin?
poor, find cnmplnlnlng t tin t Ilnlintis
were workinj? on the Centennial bulld
ingii, to the exclusion ofartuul cilizeni.
It was oijrtifd '-Seventy.six."
Tlie Senatorial Succession.
The Union and American has tlio fol
lowing in regard to the Senatorial ctic-eei-bi'oii
: Highly as wc apptcriate the.
abilities and capacity of nevenil atnonsr
the rivals for the position, we cantiol,
in confidence, throw ft flrc-biaqd into
the, cninp by expressing Hiiy preference
or it ii I i m t It y. however btrouj: or slight.
Let each ftnud on bin own merits and
let the questions be decided by the Lei
mlatuie. with wlioni the law and the
people leave- it. '
Tlio New York Republic.
This U otic of the Inst sud utterances
of the New York Kcptiblic:
"The immaculate editor of (he 'in
dependent' press have established to
their own satisfaction that a public man
in this co ii n I rv ling no ri(.'lit to make any
provision for the support of himself and
family beyond tho pe.t'y compensation
afforded him by the (ioveruineut, and
if he votes to i.icreaso Unit compensa
tion go us to make it adequate, to bin
maintenance, ho is denounced as a 'sal
Having aaid this it was time to die.
Suggest I ve.
We clip this from the Nashville Hau
lier: The most enduring Christina gilt
you could make to wifo, sweetheart,
children or next friend, islho receipted
subscription to the great and good Ke
publiraii Banner for 1875. It i 'it gift
Unit lusts all the year around, and is a re
minder of the donor three- hundred and
sixty-five limes in the year. If U litis
done no other good, in Hie way of in
durdriul development, it has patched
many u window mid set ofl" many a pol
louai.se in its day mid generation.
Ljncli l.mv in lowu,
A 8ieeinl from Dos Moines t-ays :
Thin morning, about 2 :30 o'clock, a
body of li50 men, dingnised, entered the
jail, knocked down the jailer, bound
him hand and loot, took the Keys to the
cells from his pocket, overpowered the
guards mid entered tho cell where
Charles Howard, the murderer of John
son, who was yesterday sentenced lo
imprisonment for life, was confined,
his wife, who waa bleeping with bun,
littered horrible shrieks, and it wns only
with the lorce of fix men tlnd Howard
was dragged from bis bed. A rope
whs placed about his neck, and he was
dragged through '.he halls and the. court
house uud to a lamp post and hung.
All the men had treir faces blackened
and were divided into squads, each
doing Its allotted work without a Word
Alter Howard had been fastened to
tlio post the mob dispersed as silently
as they eoine. It is supposed the work
was dono by members of the vigilant
commillcool this county, who have
been recently holding meetings, and
on Saturday, when the jury cmno Jn
with their verdict, several were- seatod
near tho prisoner. '
Tho Poll Taxes.
We arc not certain, but believe wo
clipped the following from tho Nash
The State officers Superintendent of
Public Instruction, Comptroller and
Treasurerare almost daily i receipt
of inq lilies regarding lb" apparently
small amount oi poll lax distributed in
the October apportionment. The poll
tax of Hie Stalo ouyrht to amount an
nually lo at least $1.10.000 or $17..O0O;
vcl, from the Hist Monday in April last
to t lie first Mondav In Urtoticr lust, at
which time the apportionment. .
made (or rather on tho Ifdh of October,
to which titno Iho apportionment was
postponed on occotint of thn tardiness
of two County Supcrinrendeuls in send
ing their reports,) there was only paid
into the treasury tho sum of $18,312.01),
that bciur Ilia snm embraced In tho Oc
The Comptroller does not "appor
tion" what i due. but only the amount
actually paid into (he treasury. Tho
fault seems to b Ihreo-fold, to-wll: In
Iho County Courts, In being loo liberal
in allowing for tho poll tax ; and. Dual
ly, In the people themselves, in not
prompllv paying the tax. Wo trust tho
Inct brought lo light In tbis paragraph
which demonstrate how onr public
school aro deprived of their just funds
will serve as an additional atimulous
lo our Incoming Legislature, to cure tho
many defects in our lnx-eolecllng sys
tem. ' ' , ' '
There Is no class of men tnoro popn
lnr Ihan the member elect of the Leg
islature and tbey will bo so until after
That farmer understood hum nn nalnr
who said ! "If you want your boy lo
stay at homo don't bear loo hard on the
grindstone when ) turn tin crank."
A Notiforthy Dcclsltju,
The Knotle Press and Mpl'ald pul.
lishes the fulext of the opinio of the
Stale Supreme Court, delivered by
Justice NicJ. !' the rase of the State,
ex rei. Iifl,W Anderson county. In
ls.'fi. this coti ty issued. In aid of the
Knoxville an, Kentucky llailroad. tome
$100,000 of it bouds, with interest cou
pons attache. The relator sued for the
payment of wonty-clghl coupons due
and overdneiu January, 1871, Iho Coun
ty Court anCmiuty Trustee having re-!
fused to milk. him any interest pay
ments after Ally, 1S72. It was pleaded
before the curl, on behalf of the coun
ty, that theie were some irregularities
in tie clecibn lor the original subset ip
tion, and Also in the time set for the
paynieit of the bouds. In deciding
thai thooii.'y, after recognizing the
bomfs aiei paying the Interest 'for six
teen ye,ars,niust continue to do bo.
Justice Snted nte the cases of Conner,
etc., vb, A'piiiwall, 21 Howard, and
Smith &. i I all vs. Clark county, 1
Cdiitr.il Luv Journal, in wliicli tho
United Slate Supremo Court holds
(bat win! bonds import on their face n
compliaire with the law under which
they weffi issued, the purchaser is not
bound lolook further for evidence of
such compliance. This principal has a
broad bmring on Iho validity of all
bonds, esfecially such as have been re
cognized ly tho payment of interest.
The Fetleml and Slate Supremo Courts
ate not lile'.y to rcyerso Iheir rulings.
Wo find the following notice of a
member of the North Carolina Legisla
ture in tlio Albemarle Times. Col.
Love, the yjbject of it, is a son-in-Hw of
the iatcGcu. James II. Kcngen, and Is
known to a number of bur citizens i
col. jamf.b nonr.KT LOVE.
Senator Lovo Was born in Jackson
count v, i 42 vears old (i feet high and
wck'lis 100 lbs. He graduated at Emory
and Henry collcgo Va. and has been
since engaged in farming,' and the prac
tice of law, laving been licened at Mor
ganlowu N. C He was a member of Ihc
Legislature of ISO) and CI and belong
c'd to the Democratic parly. Col. Love
resigned his position as Legislator to
enter the arny as a privato in the flrsl
company rsised in his county. lie
was promoted to the rank of Col. of the
Thomas Ley ion and participated in the
las', battle fought for the lost cause
east of the Mississippi river, on the 17th
of May 18(i.r. It is a noticeable fact
that .North Carolloiaii fought the lirst
(ISeUel) and the last battle east ol the
Fatlier of Waters. Col. Love was a
member of the constitutional conven
tion of lSLTi, (the Canby convention),
and also of Ihc Legislature of 18W5-C7
which Canby dispersed. (The people
have revoked that order).
Homcceeds Doctor Levy Love, of
Macon, but is no relation to that gen
tleman. Col. Love is a Methodist, ha
two children, having married a grand
niece of Major General Win. Lenoir, of
Revolutionary fame. Senator Love had
six brothers in' tho Confederate, army
and comes of fighting stock.
'His influence is very great in the Sen
ate and he is an extremely useful Leg
islator. In private life he is an nITnble
and ngrceablo gentleman, and as an
evidence ol his popularity we will
state that ho beat Dr. Love 1.100, and
Dickey, radical, 1.400 voles for tho dis
tinguished position he now occupies.
A Neat Siifffft'Stlon.
John Paul Jones 4s slow coming up
to tho highest standard of tho investiga
tion of tho so-calicd spiritual phe
nomena. Thus he says:
"Mother of Moses! It does some
times seem to mo that a good many peo
ple, so far from not kowing enough to
go in when it rains, don't even know
enough to get under a tree. Hero tho
fools sit gaping at tho show on tho
staifftj why doscn't some ono seizo 'San
tutu' liv the scrub" of the neck and hook
onto Mlonto by the top-not? If they Vo
spirits they'' soon melt away and dis
solve, and there's no harm done, and if,
on tho contrary, tbey provo to bo hulk
ing louts of farmers humbugging in
rags and feathers, the broad prt of n
shovel could bo applied to better agri
cultural purposes than lhe putting of a
heavv top-dressing where't would make
sitting (town ttneoinioniuMb m ninu.i
lug up Ihe only thing lo be thought of."
Glad to Seelllm.
A correspondent of a Northern paper
now travelling in tho South contributes
An anecdote was told me (be other
dav of a balloon ascension (hat occur
rel at Montgomery a few years since,
which I will roiat. Tho ascension
look place from tho Public Square, (he
balloon rose rapidly, and afterpurstilng
a north-easterly direction for about eight
or ten mile, landed in a cotton field
whero a largo number of negroes wero
engaged In picking the staple. Never
having heard aught of a balloon, of
eourso Ihey scattered In all directions.
One of Iheir nnmher being lame, and
finding it iinpossib'n (o pet away, drop
ped to tho ground in perfect terror, but
rose again as the aeronaut alighted from
his car. and limping up lo him, extend
ed his hand, with Iho exclamation,
Howd'y Maa Jesn glnd to see you !
l'so been waillu for you a good while."
"Ilallie, dear Hallier' called a mar
lied man In his sleep, and hi wife,
wboe name I Petsey, can't he convinc
ed that he wa dreaming of reading a
bonk ' which tho name of tho heroine
Tlio Temperance Question. ,
As Ihe'-tiquor question will proba
bly be up in our legislature which will
assemble on the 4th proximo, we pub
lish the following extract from an edi
lorial article ou the subject In the Cou
rier journal. It contains thoughts
worthy of consideration:
The lemperance movement Is begin
ning to show its effect in legislation, al
together in the shape the most enthusi
astic advocates of ilie cause might de
sire. It has long been apparent to ev
ery Olio save the heedless enthusiast
that the effort to pioliibit entirely the
reiiiilmir t,( llnnnr was axeeedinulv un
reasonable. While the law encourages
or tolerates the manufacture of liquor,
it is abjured for the law to say that it
shall not be sold Thus far the temper
ance crusade have been agalnt the bar
keepers w ho retail drinks, and, appar
..ni if ilm toim-im-n n.nveia have con
sidered the manufacture too strong lor
attack, or.loo respcciauie to ueuenoutus
ed. Tho temperance movement has not
been practical. Put the truth Is, the
temperance cause, in the shape it has
taken, has not been impeded only by its
own inconsistency. There is njirinci
pie und"rlying it. Ihe principle ol indi
vidual liberu. that has made men stop
to consider what tho movement as now
directed w ill lead U. There is no one,
perhaps, who is not in favor of temper
ance, tor no man would like to see oth
er men making sots of themselves and
drinking theins-Ives to dealb; and there
arc few men who would like to have
themselves denied by the law tho right
lo drink in moderation when they feel
like' it. For Intemperance the person
who so indulges is primarily responsi
ble; and for that brutal drunkenness
that results from indulgence after tho
period of responsibility is passed tho
party who furnishes the liquor M re
sponsible. Any practical etlort to cor-
n.ri Iiilrtiimin-Miirn must lilaco dome
cheek on the really responsible partv ;
and tho best wav would seem to be o
punish the man w no gem orniik and
then punish the man who sells a drunk
en man liquor.
Under most systems of laws in this
country the courts may punish a man
who is drunk and disorderly ; but a
plain, private drunk Is considered one
of tin inalienable ritrht of au Ameri.
can citizen. Ill the Ohio Legislature it
is proposed to enact a law to punish In
toxication by a lino and Imprisonment.
Such a law rigidly en fore od would
make sensible men drink moderately.
if at nil and would keel) t iU lul-IIUIWl
drunkard under fine and imprisonment
all the time. There Is a limit In all so
ciety to individual liberty. A man is
not compellcil to dress in mo tasnioii,
but lie can not go naked. Man may
take drugs, but he may not poison him
self in any other way, and men have
been punished for attempting suicide.
So the limit of individual liberty is not
reached when a man proposes to lake a
drink, but when he takes so much as to
incapacitate himseir for the perior
nf those ilnMes which belotli! to
him as a member of society, and shocks
decency bv making's, hoi pics brute of
himself, ho has com milieu auoiienscior
which society ought to punish him.
A nnronll mHV MOW lift millialicd for
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keeping a disorderly houso; but this
means mi habitually disorderly house.
Saloon-kcepcra who encourage loafers
about their establishment, and permit
riotous conduct when they can prevent
it. nnisht. to ho held responsible. So a
saloon-keeker who furnishes liquor to
an irresponsible habitual druiiKivru, or
to a man who is drunk beyond respon
sibility, ought to beheld accountable.
The Ohio legislature 1 entertaining a
bill looking lo Ihls purpose, nna no
'K.nnetnlitn RftloOII-kccncr will obicCt to
it. The saloon-keepers havo unques
lionnbly a right lo bo hoard on Ihc
subject, not only because they have the
right of all citizens, but also because
their business is a lawful one, for pur
suing which they pay a license, just
ii thn irrneerv. keener, the inil-kceticr.
and the lawyers in most cities pay for
their license ana expuri in return me
protection of thoir interests at the hands
t,f thn law. Punish tho man who trcts
drunk, and then punish the man who
gives him more uqotir aucr ne gets
drunk, beyond reason, and Ihc temper
mien r illxn w ill ho advanced without
tho conflict that is raging between the
men and women who want to ctmre
gmd every riy bt that does not accord
with their notions, and the men who
feel that an effort is bciiiir made to
irush them out without even giving
them a hearing, tt ono wero to neueve
the temperance enthusiasts, all saloon
keepers are moral lepers and outcast,
., l.u l!- Up .iialiiD ".li' mid mill
iner innocent vonritf men. Go amoiii
tho saloon-keopcr and you will find
many worthy, klnd-hcaricii ar.u intelli
gent men, who deplore intempetanco
and regulate their business in turuUh
lug entertainment, just as the hotel
keeker ami clgar-manufaclurers do.
Like all classes, they vary In moral
character, but becauso hero and there
may bo found a mercernary brute, who,
for the sake of a few more cents will
poor liquor down tho throat of a help
less di utikne man, there is no more rea
son for denotinlng the whole fratenrlty
than there Is for easting thn sins of a
few pulpit upon tho whole church.
A rcnnsylranian fool fooled with n
pistol. Pall struck a five-cent piece in
his waistcoat pocket, and took lo his
boots instead of his vitals, A thousand
dollars in paper would not havo saved
The people of Stvenon, on (he Chat
tanooifa Road, have VMed down the
salo of liquor In Ihat town. Thn rill
ren of Jackson county am now debat
ing as lo wether it shall not be prohib
ited throughout tho county,
Onr CnptCftt Too Much. '.'"f
An excellent si rlcu1tr( trntgailrff','
published at Charleston, tht Rural Caro
linian, makes the following good points !
It It believed that seveu-fenthi of tlx
Slaitlers and fawners of this country,
iortli and South alike, are ttareorinz lo
their fail under ft load of debt and mort
gage. What is the matter? Asaclass,
farmer are not tay. They ftre eetuom
idle. Thev work as hard a anrbody
ought to work. They make, taking one
year with another, what may be con
sidered, under the prevailing standard
of agriculture, fair crops, and thev get.
ns a rule, good prir-ea for tht aurpla
products they put Into the market i UU
thev don't tet rich m fcL are irctilng
poorer and poorer every year. Why l
it so r lo say no'alng now or a lanitv
system of cropping allA cotton, and
wheat, or ail aotuelhiur !: or of
credit, liens and interest, the reason
which we had in mind with which to
point this paragraph Is, that it rou too'
mush to make our crops. We grow
poor, not so much brc, our Income
arc so small, as because our outgoes are
so large. There i no strict method in
our operations and no close economy of
mean. 1 he expense of making a crop
has not been reduced to ft minimum.
We fence in too largo a Held And travel
over too many acres lo proifuco ten
bale of cotton or a hundred bushels of
corn. We pay out loo much for labor
and for feilili.er for Iho results pro
duced. The remedy must bo sought lit
sounder me'.hods, labor saving imple
ments and better (ruined labor and less
In other words, let vitality In grass
and stock do more, and costly labor by
man and beast, dojes. .
A Iloston paper estimates General
Puller's weallli at a million and a quar
ter dollar. '
They don't btirv roUn-nd prftpli In
Georgia. They 'form do fuu'ral oh
If anvthlng will impress the human'
mind with awe, it is tho expression of
a man's face who ha jnst been aroused
from snoring in church. ;
A chimin of Aiken, Allen Scott, wn
made thrive happy on last Sunday even
in!, bv the addition of three flue little
mate Conservative to his family circle.
The exports from this country of the
nrmlnrls of swine, havo Increased six
fold within tho shjlrt periad of live
Colorado started a colloge ft few
weeks ao. and up to date its Inmate
consist of one woman, three Indians,'
a buffalo calf nnd a Professor of Botany.
The freight agent nt Pittlynrg of (he
Pennsylvania road for tho past fifteen
years, has tinned up as tt defaulter to
the extent of $13,000. Peing "respecta
ble." his name is not given.
The highest prize In ft Chine lottery
I twentv-nine cents, and Iho man who"
draws il has his nanio in tho paper,
and is looked upon its a hvnp of n fel
low. 'If I save ten cents ft dav from mv
drinka," ruminated old llednose, "it
will bo $3(!.f0 a year, and In fifty year
it will be $l,82r, and then I can marry
Mary. Dear Mary. ,
An editor, speaking of spiritualism,'
says: 'V don't believe in any medium'
except the 'circulating medium,' and
that has become so scarce that our failli
in it Is shaky."
Steamboat Yankees, orv tho Wcsfeftr
rivers are said to be of ft very deler--
ruined disposition, Ihero not being ono"
of 'cm that wouldn't rather die than toll
tho truth: '
The Spread of Diphtheria.
Prooklyn Argus : A new seotirgn bar
been mldeil lo tho list of human ills, ' In
thtf shape of diphtheria. Il spread
among (tie pcoplo of various 'countries
has been qnito phenomenal, and among
ourselves it has threatened to ecllspse in
Its ravage the greater destroyer, con
sumption. Indeed, Judging from the
rate of its development duVltig the past
few months, (hero Is reason to fear that
Iho disease may yet assume (ho feature
and proportion of a widespread epi
demic. Tho myslery n to tho naluru
and origin of the complaint I equal to
lis dcstrnclivciiess. Il was" at ono timo
attributed to ' defective' dralnago, lo
humid air, and lo nu atmosphere laden
wiih malarious matter. It appears
from morn recent statements that the
attacks of Ihc disease are as much to be'
cxpotinl It, riftl. A ivihii. In ,1,.
incut dwelling. Yet we are told that
somo of Its charncleilslic Indicate a re-'
latlonshlp lo lyphii and uch fever.
Memphis Ledger: SuiclJing ha be
come popular in Memphis. There
were two within thn pat twetily-lour
hours. In Paris tho would-be suicide
plunges into tho river Suino After bar
lug repeated studied bon mot to some
bystander. In London Ihe stylo I lo
leap from Iho bridges into (ho Thames;
but In this land of liberty the knife, thn
pistol, and the lifo-stcallng drug aro Ihn
means by which Ihey this knot lutrinsi
cnto of life ntilie, In Memphis Ihe
Mississippi river afford umpleadvatita
gea and opportunities fur the weary of
lifii, but eold poison seems to bo thn
fashion here, especially morphine, thai
drug by which life dream Into death,
Tildon, Tliurman, Allen and lien
drlcks, are already entered for the prel
denthil sweepstake in H71. They are
all ancient Democrats, tried men, wlr?
never held a uii'lliry ronirnitsiou.