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ats' Furnishing Goods. Xiaces.
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Saddlery aud Saddlery Hardware,
Leather, Gin-Bands and . Trunks,
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itREETINa: To many of our o'd-time customers still living
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serve the consideration due to aire iu the bhaf-e of such pay
ments at least, a you are able and willing to make, without
urther iavitatin from us. liospectfuily,
feb4-3.u J- O. FORD.
The unJersigncd. having qualinetl ns ex
ecutor of the last will und testament of
Jainea ITood, deceased, all persons indebted
to paid estate are notified to come forward
aud make prompt settlements. Those hav
ing claims against Hie estate will present
them for payment to undersigned.
r. 11. irooi),
Executor of James Wood, dee'd.
Notice is hereby friven to all persons hav
ing claims limiust the e'irtata of W. 1!. ELKS, die d, t!lle
(he nni i 1 manner prescribed by law with the Cierk tit
tlie C """'-V ' ""rt ' 1 aroeinaii fnanlv, on i t ix lore me ,r.n
Am t,f fM i.tiiitr. 1-iVT. or the same ill be forever barrd
in law aud equitv. Th'S Otli Usv f M irch. 7
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WTj7 oe AJinrif li KlVs.ciec'd
IVrnoiiH having claims against the estate
of TIKMS t-PRINGr Itl.I) deceased are n.t:Bea to
,tre, t t'lioui. duly aiuu.uticatod a;curaing to law, to uuder
siffned for K!'!r'oect.
Those ii.oei.ieil to the tate wil crtiie forsd promptly
.ttd liVuD RirllAUD I. CROSS,
1 ' y' AduiT of 1 iK.ms. ripribaheM dee d.
Kay , 1;7.-4A.
Bvy Goods are Down !
After the Late Heavy Decline
NO EXCUSE FOR, BAD APPAREL
Fleming, Ussery & Co.
Dealers in all kinds of Staple and Fancy
Foreign and Domestic
Are now prepared to meet the want of the Citizens of this
and adjoining caunties, as they have on hand a Mammoth
All of which were purahased in the Eastern cities since the
recent heavy decline in prices, and in consequence can afford
to sell them at remarkably low figures.
Iiadies' Dress Goods
All kinds, Cheaper than ever.
BEAUTIFUL SPRING AND
SUMMER STYLES !
Ready-Made Clothing and Cloths
i'or Gents', Youths' and Boys', at prices to suit all.
JLatSies Sonnets, Hals and
In large and great rarity.
BOOTS and SJELOES
All kinds, and of the best brands known to the trade.
Hats, Caps? Motions !
English, and American
Hardware ana Cuitlery
A full Stock.
Worth of Seasonable Goods!
All bought since the decline in Prices.
sxixsixr or siiasi
Call anI Hxasnine our Stock
As it ia no troubla
TO SHOW GOODS,
Of the Finest and Best Brands
A SPLENDID LOT OF
ALL BOUGHT SINCE
Tlio decline in Prices.
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rants and Eaecutt-jus on haad fur sale.
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Hardeman Count17. Directory.
JOHN W. HARRIS, of Somerville Chancellor
FRANCIS FENTRESS Clerk and .Master
Court meets 3d Monday ia September and March.
W. P. BOND Jndge
T. B McDOWELL Clerk
Court meets 4th Monday, in February, June and October
JOHN H. BILLS ..Chairman County Conrt
J. B. HARRIS ... Clerk
R. G. CRAWFORD Deputy Clerk
B. ANDERSON Register
JOSEPH WATSON Trustee
A. PIPKIN Tax Colluc: r.
W. W. McCARLEY Shcriif
H. GROVES : Coroner
WM. NUCKOLLS Ranrer
M. CRAWFORD County Surveyor
MOSES TAYLOR Jailor
JOHN R. BTSL'JI Standard Keoper
Court meets 1st Monday in each month.
JAMES PYBASS ......Assessor of Internal Revenue
T. G. PATRICK Collector of Direct Taxes
JAS. PYBASS Post Mastsr
Dr. H. BLACH U.S. Revenue Collector
JNO. D. USSERY Agent Freedmen'a Bureau
A LEX. RAMSEY - Mayor
R. G. CRAWFORD ::. Recorder
BENT. CRISP Constable
W. II. THOMPSON, ALVIN WARREN, L. B. ADAMS,
R. L. L1GUTF00T, C. II, ANDERSON, K. G. Cbawfokd
3?latform cf the Conservative Party
Unanimously Adopted in Conven
tion, at ITashvillc, Tenn.,
April 16, 18G7.
The Head to Victory
We, the Conservative Union men of Ten
nessee, adopt the following platform of prin
1st. We are ia favor of the Union of the
States under the Constitution of the United
States, and pledge ourselves to support and
maintain the eame.
2d. We are the friends of peace and civil
law, and that these great objects can be Lest
promoted by legislation recognizing equal
and exact justice to alt exclusive privileges
3d. We are in favor of immediate resto
ration 01 our distranchised fellow-citizens
to all rights, privileges and immunities of
full and complete citizenship.
4th. That our colored fellow-citizens, be
ing now citizens ot the United htates and
citizens of the Stateof Tennessee and voters
of this State, are entitled to all. the rights
and privileges of citizens under the laws and
Constitution ot the united btates and ol the
State of Tennessee.
5th. We are opposed to the repudiation of
the national debt; and are in favor of equal
taxation, as the proper method of paying the
6th. That the establishment of a standing
army in our State in time of peace, is a ila
grant and dangerous encroachment upon
the rights and liberties of the citizen ;
heavily oppressive to the tax-payer, and evi
dently designed to overawe voters at the
7th. We cordially approve of the patriotic
efforts of Andrew Johnson, President of the
United States, in defending the Constitu
tion, preserving the Union of the States, and
maintaining the supremacy of the laws.
CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
The following gentlemen comprise the
Central Executive Committee :
Col. John Baxter, of Knox
lion. James Jones, of Greene.
" Charles S. Cameron, of Shelbf .
" Dorsey 13. Thomas, of Humphreys.
" John C. Gaunt, of Davidson.
" Wm. 15. Campbell, of Wilson.
" A. A. Steele, of Marshall.
John F. Jourdan, of Maury County, a dis
tiller of mean whisky, and a radical at that,
positively refused admittance of government
inspectors to his distillery, and with drawn
pistol, forced the government officer to re
tire. Jourdan boastingly said on many oc
casions, that he would not pay the whisky
taxand now says that Sam Arnell advised
him to resist. Of course Jourdan and
Arnell are loyal, law-abiding, Drownlow men.
The Democratic majority in Kentucky is
45j20S, which, taking into consideration the
small vote polled throughout the State, ren
ders it almost absolutely certain that in
August next Helm's majority for Governor
will not be less than 75,000 over the Itadi
cal and third parties combined.
The City Council of Mobile recently pre"
scribed a, rrav uniform for the police, but
r i a.
General Swayne, by order of General Pope,
Las informed the Mayor that no uniform
copying that of the rebel army can be worn
All the hotel bars have been closed in
Boston, in compliance with the anti-liquor
law, which goes so far as to prohibit the
sale of beer and cider, llow Yankee in
genuity will be taxed to evade and check the
A native lloientot at the cape has made
a painting cf heaven. It is inclosed by a
fence of sausages, while the center is occu
pied by a fountain that runs pot-pie.
Small pox has made its appearance in an
arravated form in Nashville.
HARDEMAN COUNTY, TENN., June 1, 1867.
OS nEAEIKG A HOCSING BiSD SIXCJ.
For the Bolivar Bulletin.
BY J. E20HI Mtl.LEB,
OF ! C.
Oh! the wearisome march cf the locg lonesome hour.
Who never has felt its heart teasinj power T
Who never has felt when the breeae wander'd bv.
That its tjne breached the warmth of sympathy r
Who never has felt, when the soul stiring song,
Of the gay-plumagei bird the f, rests among,
Stole deep in the heart, that the happy one saw.
And pitied the giooia that hung oa his brtw f
And now a sweet carol is borne to my ear,
'Tis Btruck to the tune of one I hold dear,
Of one, that I often in childhood hare heard,
MeUinoous, roll from the breast of a bird.
That, when the spring dawn bluahod pure ia the ekie.
O'er the pine-covered land so dear to my eves
That far distant laud to my window sill crept.
And warbled its sons o'er the bosom that slept.
Can't thou be the same, ma'.sdious bird f
Xo, No, long ago the zephyrs have stirred
Laujecticgly through the roses that wave.
O'er that spot cf my youth tho mating bird's grave;
But, casting the eye down thy family line,
A progenitor doar, perchance you may find,
In t'.e same little bird that sang at the pane.
That, perhaps, will never protect me again.
How well I remember one clear, sunny day.
When all of us children were happy at play,
My sweet sister Annie, my brother and I
(Heart, give to the winds that burdensome sigh)
Down sweet through the leaves a thrilling song came.
We stopped and we listened that sons; was the same
That now to my heart comes rippling from thee,
riwect bird, charming bird of fair Tennessee.
And now, little friend, thoa art gifted with wings.
And never hast trouble thy loving one sings
As sweetly, as softly, when thoa art away,
As when thoa, close to her bosom, dost stay ;
The forest will miss thy heart-thrilling song.
And my bosom will think thoa tarriest too long.
But, beautiful bird of fair Tennessee,
Wilt thou accomplish aa errand for me I
I'd have thee to go to the far cottage door,
That, haply, will echo my fooutcps no more.
And perch oa the sapling that towers close by.
And wa.ble these words, if my mother is nigh:
Oh ! mother, all the power,
I feel distinctly cow.
Of that preserving kiss,
Yoa pressed upon my brow
W hen we parted.
An amulet it is.
Along my pathway grim.
To shield me 'mid the storms,
From the .ad fate of him
Who's brok'a hearted.
Yet, f r your wand'ring son.
Oh ! mother to the skies
Oft send aa earnest prayer.
That storms may not arise
Too fierce to bear.
Oh, press it up to Heaven,
"With but one half the love
My bosom bears for thee,
ily dear, maternal dove,
And God wi I hear.
And then to my sister I'd have thee to go,
And pour out the song that enlivens me so
And from the old spring, where the bright waters creep
Through the moss-covered rocks, and laughingly leap
Down the blossoruins vale, convey me a note,
I n the jubilant realms of thy musical throat;
Catch, too, the song of the little red bird,
That hops in the alder, where the streamlet is heard.
Then go to rest, in a forest of pines,
Fly softly along my father reclines
Up there on the hill. Alight in the tree
That waves just above him, aud kindly for me
Warble up to the skies a beautiful prayer
I know Heaven's ear must surely be there.
Above the cold bed of him who has rode
Undaunted through storms to his happy abode.
To the cottage return, and into the door,
WThen twrigat comes on and labor is o'er.
Trill your softest adiew, Pass diwa through the vale.
And catch every note that's afloat on the gale.
Of breeze or of bird or the dear little rill.
That frolics along at the base of the hill,
Then haste to the bosom that's waiting for thee,
Sweet bird, charming bird cf fair Tennessee.
RoSEDALEMay isth, 1367.
An Eagle. On Wednesday morning a large
eagle, " bird of our country," soared aloft
over the city, performing numerous gyra
tions far above the cupola of the capitol
building and remaining in sight for more
than half an hour. Ho was observed by
quite a number of r ersons, and the evolu
tions of the proud bird were watched with
much interest. At last, apparently satisfied
with his inspection of our city, he soared
higher and higher into the clear, blue vault
of haaven, and was speedily lost to mortal
gaze. Nashville Press and Times.
That is an omen of good.
Tl.n ITfrt ' Q tIa
bird" never comes by change. He visited
the capitol for the purpose of seeing if it
was in fit condition for the Conservative
party that will occupy it next fall, and be
sides, he came for the purpose also of herald
ing the arrival of Emerson Etheridge, the
proud defender of the people's rights. As
to his ': numerous gyrations " and consequent
disappearance in the upper deep, it is a
lesson to you and your party ;. if read aright,
it will teach you that radicalism is destined
" speedily to disappear from mortal gaze"
by sinking deeper and deeper into the blue
flames of an heritage prepared for all " sich "
in the regions of the damned! Shake
your quill again, Mercer, and Bee if you can't
figure out a large "buzzard bird" whetting
his beak and preparing for a breakfast from
your political carcass on the second day of
next August As you are an admirer of
birds, and ' heavy on the description," we
would like to see vour pen portrait of the
" beautiful feathered creature," to which
your attention has been ca'led! Depend
on't; he is watching you, and is daily grow-in"-
stout off the filth that lives and breathes
about vour t tnctum. " Go for him " while
you can, for
sure as fate.
he will "go for you "just as
The Louisville Courier thus speaks of the
nomination of Etheridge for Governor of
The Conservatives of Tennessee ought to
be indicted for their heartless cruelty. In
nominating Emerson Etheridge as the oppo
nent of Brownlow for Governor, they have
put a plaster of Spanish flies upon Brownlow's
back, compared to which a residence in a
hogshead full of hornets would be perfect
bliss. Etheridge is one of the boldest and
most eloquent speakers upon the continent,
and possesses a power of invective which
is as scathing as it is powerful, and is pre
cisely what Brownlow deserves, and what he
will be sure to get. We shall watch this
canvass with great interest, though we have
no idea that Brownlow will dare to meet
Eiht-ri Jgo on the stump
There is on exhibition at Baltimore a small
schooner rigged boat, two and a half tons
measurement, twenty feet in length, designen
to sail for Europe about the 20th of this
month, in charge ot three men and a boy.
If it is successful it will be presented to the
son of the Emperor of France. It is Emaller
than any craft which has ever attempted to
cross the ocean.
In the neighborhood of Panola, Miss., the
prospect for fine crops of cotton and corn
is very good.
In Williamson county the growing wheat
crop promises aa uncoinuioalv heavy yield.
OF TUTS PEOPLE.
COL. BAXTER'S TKIED CARD.
More of Eroicnlow's Slavery Record He is
Finally Jor Emancipation in Order to
Exterminate the Colored liace A Warn
ing to our Colored People His Investiga
tion of Mobs to break up Divine IVorsfiip
and Maltreat the Ministers of God Ap
pointment of Mob Leaders to Office, etc.
We cannot possibly find space this morn
ing for Col. Baxter's third card, which ap
peared in the Knoxville Commercial of the
llth inst, but the following extract is so
significant and crushing that we displace
other matter for its insertion:
'Seeing that they (the negroes) would be
emancipated by the operation of civil war,
I he consented to fall in with the current, and
' in hi Whiir i.f Mat Sfh 1 Xrt-t ho t-a vlia
following reasons for his change:
"'We have never diffeied with the South on
the abstract question of slavery, and do not
now differ, and we are free to say, that the''
condition of the slaves, when liberated, if
left in the South, will be worse than it has
been during their servitude. And we are
for emancipating every negro in the South,
notwithstanding all this. For taking this
ground, we have two controlling reasons,
first, it will be the severest 2unishment of
the Southern rebels that can be inflicted,
and next, it will be the very means of ex
tinguishing the negro race as the removal
and civilization of the Indian tribes have
tended to extinguish them."
Here again the peculiarity of the Gover
nor's humanity is made prominent He
does everything to punish, and proposes
nothing for the benefit of society. "Two
controlling reasons" one to punish the
white people and the other to extinguish the
negro race. What a relief it must be to the
Governor's mind to advocate a policy which
would involve both races in the South in
general and irretrievable ruin.
As evidence of his sincerity, in the same
number of his paper from which the fore
going extract is taken, he demanded of the
military authorities of Knoxville an order
to the effect " that no contraband shall be
allowed to remain in the city who is not em
ployed by some white person in some legiti
mate business, who docs not re&ide at the
domicile of his or her employer ; and no
contraband will be allowed to hire any
premises in the city for any purpose what
ever;", which, if he could have effected,
would have reduced the negro population to
a more abject state of slavery thau they
were m before ; imposing upon them all the
burthens, and leaving them without their
And it would seem from his policy that
he is still bent on the extinguishment of the
negro race, lie is using all his influence,
personally, as an editor of a public newspa
per aud as the highest official of the State,
to array them in hostility to the white popu
lation, in which he and his followers here
have been partially suceessfuL On Sunday,
the 21st of April last, a few of his most
honest followers at Maryville inveigled about
forty negroes to join them in a mob to expel
a minister from the town lor no other reason
than that he belonged to the Methodist
Church, South, which they did under the
most aggravated circumstances. After
doing this, a portion of them went into the
country and dispersed a congregation of the
same church assembled for D4ine worship.
The mob, headed by a Mr. Parhain, was
al?o encouraged by the sheriffof the county
and one of his deputies. Hero is a case, if
one has occurred, for the interposition of the
State guards. But no, the guards have not
been organized for this purpose ; it is for
the encouragement, and not for the suppres
sion, of the lawless assemblages of the Gov
ernor's friends. Since the mob, and since
its general publicity in this town, where the
Governor was, the public arms have been
sent to Maryville, and placed in custody of
Mr. Parham, the head and front of this dis
graceful breach of the public peace. Ano
ther one of the active f articiprtors, who
was for a time in the Rebel service, and who
was recently indicted in the Circuit Court
at Maryville for stealing corn, and under this
charge iled from the country until the prose
cution was adjusted by the payment of costs,
has been commissioned by our most excel
lent Governor a Captain, and authorized to
raise a company for his Excellency's service,
a most fit representative for such a cause.
Thus the governor has made himself, for
more than forty years, the evil genius of
East Tennessee. By his low and vulgar
abuse, he has lowered the standard of reli
gious, moral and political controversy; de
graded our literature; sown the seeds of bit
terness and strife among our people ; pro
voked and encouraged the basr passions of
the people ; demoralized the country, and
substituted violence for law, and deserves,
as he will receive, the execration of every
good man in and out of the State ; and by
his present elevation affixed a foul stigma
upon the history of the times, which can
scarcely be atoned for in a hundred years
by the most exemplary conduct of our peo
ple." Colonel Baxter's Cleveland Speech.
This masterly effort is attracting general
attention and admiration. The National In
telligencer republishes it almost entire, and
accompanies it with the following editorial
"It is a calm, unprejudiced, and states
manlike review of the course of the arch
traitor Brownlow. The exposition is com
plete. We have omitted from the speech all
the local matters alluded to, and published
only that portion which will show to the peo
ple of the country what an unmitigated
dissembler and enemy of republican institu -tions
is this creature who U lording it over
the whole State of Tennessee. The usurpa
tions initiated and the outrages permitted by
his authority will strike with horror every
reader in the North. It is inconceivable
that any being in human shape could con
ceive so much infamy as has been exposed
in this speech, made publicly in Tennessee,
in regard to the action of the Reverend
Governor Brownlow. Prom these facts,
calmly and in a dignified manner presented ,
by a "fellow townsman of Brownlow, one is
l.'d to believe that all the violent denuncia
tions of him were not only well deserved,
but were not half severe enough to describe
the horrible deformities of a government ad
ministered by a man apparently devoid of
either moral principle or human feeling.
Let all who desire to know the condition
of affairs in tlie border States under such
auspices read these extracts from the speech
of Colonel Btxtcr. If they have hearts to
mourn oyer their tyrant-trodden country
men, they cannot help shedding bitter tears
over the condition of Tennessee under
Brownlow and bis unscrupulous minions.
This once great State has been male an ex
periment to see how far despotism and rob
bery might be carried. The speech of Col.
Baxter shows what steps have beea taken
by the hearties despots who have managed
its affairs to perpetuate power in their own
hands, and to exclude from any participation
in the affairs of their State a majority of tho
Registration of Voter? in the Kilitary
Attorney .General Stan
terry. The long-looked for opinion of Attorney
General Siauberry on the clauses of the re
construction act on the subject of voting
and holding office was made public in Wash
ington lust Saturday. The opinion as to the
powers of the commanding generals will be
given hereafter. As to the set, he says:
"The qualifications of a voter are, by the
fifth section, limited to the election of dele
gates to a convention and to the question
whether such convention tdi.ii or shall not
be held, and that no qualifications as to
voters are required in. all elections to any
office under existing provisional governments
during their continuance; and as to eligi
bility at such elections certain classes are
excluded. As to the supplemental, he says,
the question of qualification or disqualifica
tion is fixed by registration. No power is
given to any other Board or any other au
thority after registration is completed, to
change the registry of the persons whose
names are entitled to vote, subject to limita
tion herein after mentioned, and no other.
This registration must be completed before
the 1st of September, 1867. The functions
of the Board of Registration cannot be ex
tended beyond that fixed time, but after that
the duties that remain will be performed by
the officers composing the Board, and are
limited to holding and superintending elec
tions and making proper returns to the com
manding General This brings us to the
direct question: Who is entitled to regis
tration? First, "As to citizenship and resi
dence, no persons are entitled, who shall
not be resident in a State one year previ
ous to the day of election. It is not neces
sary that this previous residence for a year
frho'uld exist at the time the person applies
for registration. A person in all other re
spects entitled to vote, is entitled to regis
tration, though he has not at the time been
resident of a State for the full year, for we
find in a supplement act that the oath, as to
residence, does not require the applicant to
swear that he has then been a resident for
a year, but only requires him to state the
number of months of his residence, and if
he contemplated a period less than, as well
as a full period of, twelve months. There
fore, as to such person so registered, if it
happen at any election subsequently to be
held, that the time of his residence, count
ing from the day of election, does not cover
the entire year, he can't vote at such elec
tion, for the Supplemental act tloes not, as
to residence, change the provision of the
original act, as it is explicitly, provided by
it as to registration, that it shall" include
only those qualified to vote by the original
act to carry out the purpose of the law in
this re?nect as to residence. The boards of
registration should . not oppose the name of
the person whose residence is not extended
to the full term. 1 he exact time of residence
as to citizenship and qualification, as stated
in the original act, is citizenship of the
State, but by the first clause of the first sec
tion ia the supplemental act, the registration
is to be made of male citizens of the United
States ; and as to the oath, the applicant is
only required to say he is a citizen of the
State. 1 am of opinion that the phrase citi
zen of the State, as used in the oath, is in
tended to include such persons as are citi
zens of the United States, and that an alien
who has not been made a citizen of the
United States, cannot safely take the oath,
but as boards of registration have only au
thority to administer the prescribed oath,
they cannot require any further oath as to
citizenship, and if an alien is not made a
citizen of the United States, and takes the
oath, he takes it at his peril, and is subject
to prosecution for perjury, and as to age no
one is entitled to registration who is not at
least twenty -one years of age, only if he ap
plies for registration in this respect qualifica
tion as to age differs from qualification as to
residence. As to disfranchisement, the fifth
section of the original act denies the right
to vote to such as may be disfranchised for
participation in the rebellion or felony at
common law; the words here used in the re
bellion must be taken to mean the recent re
bellion, but the supplementary act enlarges
disqualification, and requires the applicant
to swear that he has not bceu disfranchised
for participation in any rebellion or civil
war against the United States, nor for felony
committed against any law of any State or
the United States, lhe mere fact ot partici
pation or commission does not of itself work
as disfranchisement; it must be ascertained
by judgment of act of Legislature, an act
in which 1 know of no law of the United
States which works disfranchisement as to
right of suffrage by force of the act itself,
nor does such a consequence follow from
conviction for treason or any other act of
participation in the rebellion. The provision
in the United States, does not declare, what
shall be the punishment on conviction of
treason. That is left for Congress, with the
limitation that the corruption of blood shall
not follow as the consequence of any for
feiture, except during the life of the party.
Congress, in the exercise of power, lias limi
ted such punishment, on conviction, to pen
alty of death or imprisonment, and by the
manumission ot s;avcs owneu oy uie party,
and the disqualification
under the United States."
of balding office
Fearful Exampix. A Nashville paper
has the following :
The funeral of Mollie May, one of the
"frail sisterhood," who died Sunday, took
place on Monday afternoon. The proces
sion was large, and composed of tlie poor,
bedizened creatures of her class. Upon in
quiry, we learned that the deceased came to
this city in 1So2 or '03, as a private soldier
in a regiment from Ohio, and her sex having
been discovered she was discharge-d. En
tering upon the career of a prostitute, by
adroit man age merit sho succeeded iu accu
mulating money, and purchased prop-rtv.
At one time it was supposed s-he was worth
at least 30,000. But she became intem
perate, sunk her means rapidly, destroyed
her health, and died a wretched inebriate.
A Gleam of Hope. The New ork
Times announces that the Republican party
is hopeb-sslv divided, and that at the Presi
dential election of next year there will be a
radical candidate nominate 1 by the radical,
and that the Conservatives ol the Republi
can party, in the hope of shearing the Demo
cratic vote, will nominate (Jen. Grant, and
that thus the Democratic party will have no
difficulty iu cdecting their President.
A I'-ng time ngo, a little boy twelve years
old, on his way to Vermont, stopped at a
country tavern, and paid for his lodging rind
l i-eakfa-t by sawing wool instead of asking
it as a gift Fifty year later the same boy
passed the same little inn as George Peabody
A man came
oruiiA on a co
and vomited m
lino whh'di bis wife had placed before t
fire, up-in seeing vh'n h he exclaimed. 4 Mv
God, wife, whin did I swallow them thing?'
For the Bolivar Bulletin.'
The time Isaac went out for his solemn,
and christian meditation, his contemplations
were doubtless upon sacred, benign and
blessed influences of divine mercy and
clemency of heaven, eternity, and the in
communicable attributes of Jehorah.
Twilight sheds its bewitching smiles upon
the realm of man. It sends forth inviting
peace and the ever-green of ideality as it
spreads out like an ocean of tranquility,
disclosing new beauties and brightening as
they expire iu the dark billow of night It
is au immense region of bright glory, broad
as the eternal sublimely of Leaven. It3
boundaries have never yet been laid down
on the map of human conception or under
-uu.ious oi wonas are roi---
-f ii. i
their respective circuaaforences m its vast
dominion. Its calmness is such that no
lightning's flash is seen, no thunders roll, no
storms sweeps, no tempest lower it is an
eternal sky of beauty, sunlight and purity.
There is something fascinating in the fro'u
blush of'evenlag, just after the sua La3
bathed the hilltops in his golden splendor.
Look at the western firmament at evening
tide, when it appears as though ten thou
sand fleecy clouds of glory had been turned
out of heaven to create an interest ia the
superior powers of man, to gild his sweep
ing imagination with the highest thoughts of
immortality, and Unfading glory, and the
eternal veraciousness of God.
Evening twilight is always cheerful in the
sun-light of my fancy, like the personal nar
rative of spring, with all her blooming
charms and rosy cheeks; when the hills,
vales, fields, woods and groves are weaving
themselves mantles of every varied tint of
green from the highest cdeu above to the
lowest walks of man.
Happiness seems to sport in the evening
tranquility, where the breathing harmony of
music is sweeter than the Aeleon harp, and
wheae zephyrs waft to the land of cheerful
ness and delight, morality, meekness and
peace ; the ermine robe of truth and the
jewel star of mercy shines with unabated
splendor, which are the emblems of heaven!.
The glory of art, the dreams of fancy, thtJ
creation of poetry ,"theeloquence of Apelloa,
Cicero and Demosthenes, all dwindle into
insignificance when compared to the attrac
tions, winning smiles, the sparkling diadem,
the rich, gorgeous scenes of twilight In it
there is a sentiment of strong faith to teach,
the soul comuiunion with God. " So mote'
it B." J. II. G. Bolivar, May 20th 1867.
Speech of a Condemned Fenian.
The following is aa extract from the
speech of the Fenian Burke, after his con
It is not my desire now, my Lords, to give
utterance to one word against the verdict
which has been pronounced upon me, but
fully consciqjis that my honor, as a man,
was never impugned ; fully conscious that I
can go to my grave with a name asd a char
acter unsullied, 1 can only say this that
these parties, actuated by a desire, either for
their own aggraudizement or to save their
paltry, miserable lives, pandered to the ap
petite, if 1 may so speak, of justice, and ray
life shall pay the forfeit. Fully convinced,
cf the righteousness of my every act ia con
nection with tLg late revolutionary uiove
meut in Ireland, i have done nothing thai
would bring a blush of shame to mantle my
brow. My conduct and career here, and in
America if you like, as a eoldier, are before
you, and even in this my hour of trial, I
feel a consciousness cf having lived an hon
est man, and 1 will die believing that I have
given my life to give freedom and liberty to
the land of my birth. 1 have done only that
which every Irishman and every man whose
soul throbs with the feeling of liberty, should
do. 1 seek not the death of the martyr, but
if it is the will of Almighty aul Omnipotent
God that my devotion for the land of my
birth should be tested at the scaffold, I am
willing there to die in' the defense of the
right of men to.be free to give the right to
an oppressed people to throw off the yoke of
thraldom. I am an Irishman by birth, an
American by adoption, and by natnro a
lover of freedom and an enemy to the power
that holds my native land in the bonds of
It has so often been admitted that the op
pressed have the right to throw off the yoke
of oppression, even by English statesmen,
that I deem it unnecessary to allude to the
fact here. Ireland's children are not, never
will be, and never were willing to submit to
oppression, and so long as England's flag
covers one inch of Irish soil, j'ist so long
will they believe it right to conspire and u-ra
the means to hurl the Government fr-jia
power, and erect in its stead the Goi-Iike
structure of self-government
A Dutchman who, in a fit of passion, was
swearing terribly, was reproved by a church
deacon who chanced to over Lear him.
Why do you swear so, Ilans? said the
deacon, don't you know its very wicked?
Yaw, I know it pese wicked.
Do you know, said the deacon, anxious to
sound the depth of his religious teachings,
do you know who died to save dinners?
Yaw, said Hans, Cot died to save em !
Not God, exactly, Hans, but the Son of
So ! exclaimed Hans, a hue of light break
ing in upon him; was it one of the poys?
1 dinks all de vhilo it vos de old man.
Struck Blind. A daughter of Sheriff
Dissosway, of Bethlehim, Pen n., aged about
ten years, a few weeks since, while at school,
complained of pains in her eyes, and asked'
permission to o home. Her request was
granted but before she reached her home,
which was only about five hundred yards
from the school, she became totally blind.'
Up to thi.- time all efforts to restore her sight
have proved fruitless.
Of sixty seven Queens of France, only
thirteen have died without leaving their
histories a record of misery and sin. Eleven
were divorced, two executed, nine died
young, beven were soon widowed.' three
cruelly treated, three exiled; the poisor.ed
and broken hearted make up the rest The
piilow of royalty indeed filled with thorns.
Good. "My son, would you suppose that
the Lord's prayer could be engraved iu a
space no larger'than the area of a farthing?''
'Well yes,' father, if a half farthing is as
large, in everybody's eye it is iu your?, I
think there would" be no difficulty in putting
it on about four times." Sensible boy, that.
A lady took her little boy to church for
tlie first time ; upon hearing the organ lie
was c.n his feet iiistanter. " Sit down " eaid
the mother, "1 won't he thouted, " I want
to sec thu monkey."
of a saloon jidverti-drsg hi es-
tabli.iLmcrit, concludes thus; "Those t,f my
natrons who desire it, can be carried homo
on a wheelbarrow, gratis.
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