IUHA'IWM.1'MUVJ II II II
jtjj- Two Do 1 1 si r for one year, tnro
rinfrlt r'n advenes Tao Dollar airl
JFIfly if payment be deferred three
ancnth-i. All papers going oit of the county
to L paid f&r in advance.
f Wngjecppie", Five Cents each.
' Advertising Kates.
rox OSE WEEK.
thie iuth $ 75 Fourth column. $4 00
Two iacht .... 1 SojThird column. . 6 00
Three inchw...- 1 75 Half column. . . 7 00
Foot inch- . , . . 2 25 of oolumu. . . 9 00
live inoiu ... 2 75U hole column.. 14 00
FOR TWO WEEKS.
One inoo 1 25 Fourth column. $.r 50
Two iui-iwa . ... . 2 00 Third column.. 6 25
Three in ;):... 2 75 Half column. . . 9 50
Forir unites.... 3 bO.' of colilmn. . ril 50
Five rnche. ... 5 75jihole column. 16 00
"0a THREE. WEEKS.
Due inch . .SI 75 Fourth column. $6 25
Two infills 3 00-; Third column.. 9 00
Three inchoa... 8 " Half column. . .10 50
j'wjriiiciKss ... 4 75 of column. '.. 13 50
Five inches.... 5 75. Whole column. 18 00
FOB OXE MONTH.
ue inch $2 (XI Fourth column. $7 00
TivninchAS .. fJ TKinl mlumn O. f0
Three inches.; 4 f.o'iiaif column:. .12 oo ! "White Pine in April, 1870, for
louriaches.... 5 50 V-r column. . .15 oo j - j gold my piebald mus-
r ire inches. 6 2.,W hole column.. 20 00 . i i;
'toe iwo osm j tang pony, and then got on
One inch ...... S3 50 Fourth column. if 1 1 00 Ixjiiixl the Cai'S bound - for 0p
4KEE. I SSffjSSl t Utah. Tbo country needs
Jouritiehe.,.. 8 m of column.. 25 oojuo description from me between
Five inches.... 9 50 : Whole column. 30 O0 ! lko and Ogdeil, forfait mar-
lott THREE MONTHS. I , , i 1 ,
Ouc inch. 50jFourthcoiumn.i5 wjshes, sage brush, pi aines and al
Twoinciwa ... 7 ( Third column. 20 oo kali deserts constitute most of
Three indie... 0 00 Half column.. 25 00
r,..,..;,,. i .. ii fails' .r ..L.mn Si'i nn
SUi if .if t or fi i
Fiveiuc.V.-i 13 fx 1 Whole column. 35 00
FOE SIX VOX IRS.
"ne inch SJ 0) Fourth olumn. 2l OiJ . . r i nyu i
-4.,inch..9... . io oo,Third column, ivj oolnvcs at O-dcn. Ihe country
Thre- i.-ic'.ca.. .14 (xj.iiaif-coiunia.. 3J oo!on the norlli and cast side of
Fr.r,;.Scj,M ja w',; of column.. 43 w; g jt L k j ve , . fertile; but on
1 ivf i;k Iits . 21 CO W bole column. GO 00 , , J .'
roa ose year. j the.-outli and west, it is noth-
ne inch 10 WJ Fourth column.$35 00 Urr but a white and WCai'V deS-
'i mo iiiohe . . 17 WiThr i column. 47 00, y -yi,.. : i
Three inch.. 22 (K.) Half column.. CO 00 Crt. Ogtloil IS at the junction
Voiirim-hea. .. 27 0i.i of column.. R0 00:of the C. P. and U. P, Rail
live i,.c:. . . 32 OO.W hr.lc column.100 00 ThQ t(vn contains gix
A.lvei iiseiiionts inserted at One iol- . .
!ar jar Square of Ton I.iucg or le8 for the thousand inhabitants, mostly
-tirfci iuser.ioii ; Fifty Cent f.r each tonlin- J formoilS. Briham's l'Oad, Oil
'uiiw, LfjlAical and Special Notices,) . tT , r"......."i l:i.....l
Twenlr fcnis wr lin
Ma "uLiiiiii-i x and call on candidates
lifij (.'((.) jkt square.
i he jjririicft of. yearlj advert isera
is stiict'y lin.iied i tlieir own immedi;iie
4iidwp'ji,ir lisi!:es9; and the business of
: n advertishiir firm is not consideied as in-
liuliiiK that of tbe individual members.
fcF' deviation from these terms under
li it V cir. 'itniil .".li'.'PS.
. . i t 'it it
s.nni.erof it. set-lions when handed in, widjsOUth, parallel With 1 lie It III O.'Ul
l,e c.titi.ni-!: until ordered out, and iay-j a,l cast of the Lake. The
r;-- ,i ::ilvri:fi':e:i's iiwrted rralui- !
ivn tieiontsf)f an abusive nalur-3 j
u-Aoiiouneii.j.candid'atcs Cun.live !
JoIlane C .j!-!!-i -I al. Sn itorial orl iote
rial. Tei Dodars to be paid iu advance.
I'l.bv'.Ttan, Fiyettevi'.le services ev-
tv Hkbinitli t li)::tu!id at nijrbt; Rev i?o
.iii . . . . 4.' .... 1 . .1 1 . t (1
Mi-ll o :ist sen i' CS
. v r- Sabbath at j
1 i and M ni-ht; UevAl Law rir.ee, pastor; '.
, , i II i
TSutidny :-cI.m! at S u clock. J
Cum' eri-nd I res' yteristn services every i
Subbatb ali't'W.u.dat nilit; Iter C T Do-j
all, pastor; Su::day sclund at b.
Mc'ii.xi'ist, I'lyii'.viiif services 1st Sab
l.ii'h iniach titoi'thi-t 1 L !! Light: Uev VA
Oill.preac'lier i;i charge; Sunday s Uool At l.
. Union Church, i'l-'asant Flams erTics
1st Sbbih each inotitb at 11 and niht j
tte rdi tl.odits; Kev Mr i'arhaui, preacher
it chm-ce SndandJth Sblatb eacn month
t 11 by lit-yssoi. i.iti He'orined l'resbytpri
tins, Ii'.v J 15 Muse, pastor. Uiiwn Sun
Ojy Heboid at U.
A It rresbvleran, New Hopo, services 1st
M,d :!r.l Sabbaths at 11; Bethel, 2nd and
4th .Sabbaths at 11 Uev A S Sloan, pastor.
Methodist. Muiinrry services 3rd Sun
day in cacti Hictitlt at 11 o'clock and every
SunJav t.ilit; KevW'.l Collier, pstor; Sun- j
day School at 9.
Cumberland rreby terian services tth
Sunday each month at 11 j'cick a m and at
flight; "le vil c M orr's, past or; Sabbath school 'J
Uaptiat, Mulberry church session. Sat
urday belore 1ft Sabbath in each month;
her ico Ul Sabbath at 1 1; KcvA Van lloosi)
lasior; Sabbath school at 9
United I'resbj terian, Lincoln services
c,erj Sabbath at 11:15 a m: Ucv J V U'ait,
; asitor; Sunday nciiool at M.
Jl-tboJift, Shady (.rove, (She.ton e ;
at 11 o'clock; Kev CCb-nny, preacher inch
Lihe tr lirove services 2nd Sabbath at
il a m; Kev W A Gill, preacher in charge.
Cumberland rrcsbylerian. Oak Grove,
("near Flyntville) services 4th Sabbath in
ach month at 11 o'clock; Eev A W Sut i
si ie;itl. uupply.
I'usbvtcruu, Unity, oi the Petersburg
t .'ad. imlea North ot Fayetteville, 1st and
:tid Sabbsllin in each month also Swan
-t.rei-k Church, 2ml and 4th Sabbaths in each
uonth; Uev I 1' Osborne, pastor.
Cumberland Fresl yterian, Cane Creek, on
l u ii 1- . ii ill ii I ii in t'l. ii iuv i t a i
Fishing Ford road, 5 miles North of ray-
ttevU'l'!. 2nd and 4lh Sabbathri each mouth;
Uev J 11 Tie,trt, pastor.
Melh..dis't, Oak Hill services 4th Sab
l ath each lu in'.'i at 10 o'clock.
Ouxu'et land 1'iesbytcrian Kev N DCraw
Jlt'thjdist services 2:id Sabbath at 10 A
k; Itev V 11 Lowery, 1'C
Ouiubsrlatid 1'rcsbytrian services 4th
Kbbaih at 10 a m: Kev J 15 TiTt, past-r;
Union huuday Kcbool at 2 r M every Sab
l.atti; prayer Electing Wednesday night.
Ml. H-rnion, Flintvillc circuit services
Hrd Sabt nth and prcco'iinj; Saturday; Kev
V A Gill, preacher in chars;.
Macedonia, FlintviHe circuit services 4ih
f-bbath aad preceding Saturday; Kev W A
t.'dl, prta hfr in charge.
- Missicoary Baptist, Norris Creek, (Buck
Vr)s rvices 2nd Saturday nd Sunday in
rich mown; Rev S L SanlriL pastor. ,
Railroad leaves every day except Sun
day at G a. M.; arrives at 5 P. u. Supplies
,.lfiin.,, ftfflc-.f Rid iii T-incoln. fr'lvnt-
v.t:., Oregon. George's store, Eiora, Hunt's
Mation. Salem. Winchester and Decherd.
Shelby vill stage arrives Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday at 10 a. M.leaves same
days at 2 r. m. Supplies Mulberry, Lynch
burg, Booncville, County Line, Shelbyville.
UunUville stage leaves Monday and
Fhursday at 9 a. m.; arrives Tuesd.iy and
Friday at 4 r. M. Supplies Harpers Branch,
Goshen. Hazlc Green, Meridianville and
Shelbyville horse leaves Mondays and
Thursdays at 9 a. m.; arrives Tuesday and
Kri lar at 4 r. m. Supplies Norris Creek,
Chestnut .idge, Hawthorne and Shelbyville.
i'ulaski horse arrives every Friday at 12
m' - loaves same day at 12:30. Supplies Cy
ruston. Boons Hill, Millvitle, Tisgah, Brad
thar and Pulaski.
Blanche horse leaves every Friday at
8 V ' arrivea Saturday at 3 p.m. ' Sup
rl.Js C-Uiarco, Molino.Uold Water. Blanche.
' Jfonev Orders can b obtained at this of
f.c upon post offices in all parts ef the L
Bitcd Slt. A lit of Money Order otSoe.
may be wen on apPHcaio. 2u J7'
tnii,ion foi ilouey Ordcrt are as Mlo.
Vol cediS f 15,
Ovar 15 aDd not ciecding $30. . . . 15 oo
A ?l Ar. A. 40... .20 do
do 40 do d 0. ...rs
S.ih W ALLACEt
Established December i51h.
ITJtalr and the Mormons.
For the Fayetteville Observer.
Fltxtyille, Tenn , Jan. 1, '7G.
I took the Gilson toll road at
the scenery. Ihe u. 1
11111 111 Slight ol the Uleat bait
, T:ik bp lorn the tiaviilpr nr.
tends from 0rden to Salt Lake
city, a distance of forty miles.
The Utah Central runs on the
IJIV, inn v v. ..nil. .&iiiiv(ii, v-rt
eastern side of ihe
mo t due south to
cily the "Wasatch
Sal t Lake
I ' y'
between the Lake and
!t he Mountains is jrieen and
y most of the year, giving
the country a hue appearance.
;aii liKc uity is situatea on
the beautiful prairie about four
miles from the base of Wasatch
mountains Great Salt Lake,
t ie Dead Sea of America, lies
twelve miles west of the city.
The streets of the city are well
I..:, l ..,lt
very wide, and run-
trees are j)lanted a-
long the side-walks, and cleai
streams of water go dancing
and rippling and gurgling a
way to the Jordan, over yellow
cobble s,tonos. The houses are
built most generally of adobes,
or sun dried bricks, while the
front yard is -ornamented with
shade trees and currant bushes;
flowers, fruit trees and shrub
bery can also be seen. I took
rooms at the Salt Lake House,
w hile I remained in the city,
which was six weeks, and fared
well, although the Hotel was
owned by lirigham Young.
Lee and Benedict's minstrel
troupe of Philadelphia were
playing at Brigham's theater
the British Blondes were also
Geo. Francis Train
A 1 . 1
was lecturing in me city ana
your correspondent did not die
of ennui. Brigham's two ha
rems the Lion and the Bee
Hive are situated on East Tem
ple St. The yard is surround
ed with a high, cobble stor.e
wall an eagle, carved and gilded
keeps guard at the gate, while
a wooden lion lies couchant at
the front door step of the Lion
House. The new Tabernacle ia
one of the most conspicuous huild
ings in the city. It w ill n cou.mo
date an audience of ten tht mand
persons. The roof is sh.iped
like the .shell of a turtle the
windows are not stained there is
no pulpit,! ut a raised floor,or stage,
supplies the place of one. Five
or seven gilded hornf, (I forget
which.) are placed over the altar.
Dr. Newman. Chaplain of the U.
S Senate,, challenged Brigham
Youn? for a debate, whih; 1 was
residing in the city. lirigham
would not' debate with him,
but matched the Dr.' with Orson
Pratt. The . debate continued
three days and created intense ex
citement. Orton Pratt went to
gel "o.l but thirteen days, but he is
an impressive and forcible speak
er. He has hammered his way
through somesix or eiglit d ail lnn
cuases. He is tbe author of a work
on AstroiiO.ny, as well as one on j
Philosophy. He is Brigham's
etiief of Apostles and is consid- i
ered the Ui-man of the Mormon ;
faith. Pratt defeated Newman j
badly, and the adherents of Biig- j
ham were greatly eralted over
it. The debate is published and.
for sale by the editcr of the Salt
Lake Tribune, price 25 cents. '
Subject debated ".Does the Old
Testament teach Pol ygam?" Pratt ;
taking tbe affirmative Newman !
t It negative. While boat ding at j
,i Mormon Hotel, I read the Mor- j
mon Bible, the Book of Dootrine ,
and Covenants and eever il others,
to the fcandal of the age. I'was?
advised to be baptized and get
married I had a sneaking notion
of getting doubled at that time,
but I soon lnund out that it I
went through the ceremony. I
r, m i l
. V r''X'".
cioirm, ucr ujiiiuer huh
two autit I
i T.., i-
ui- euieu. me
t 7 ;: , i
DuuaiBiu Him every oiuer ism.
'pi , ..... 4f . ,
lhev hold that there is no snnh
,i : . ... j . . g
3, r ,! 7n.B.u.wun" ,rum
; matter that spirit is matter re-
nnea. iiicb Darticle oceumes!. ', .. ,
space, possesses tbe power ot mo -
tion-itw omi, present by reason
of the infinitude ol its particles.
uols, angels, spirits and man
ihe four orders of intelligent be
ings are of one species. God is
t rvP,ti nr ' '"d , " i"
hryct.c, or n undeveloped god
Wisdom inspires ihe gods to mul-
fiply their species. Sexual p.13
sions exists in full force in the
different worlds and animate the
different god as fully as their hu
man offspring. Countless rail
lions ol spirits are thus born in
the ettrnal worlds, and are wait
ing by myriads, the physical pro
cess by which they nuy enter
earthly tabernacles and begin anew
their lecond or piobutionary
state. It is necessary 'or them to
be subject to the moral law of
earth, that regeneration might go
on. Man may preich the gospel,
may reach the highest glories of
the priesthood, may in time eveo
be a creator; but woman's only
road to glory is by the physical
proems of .introducing spirits
to ear'h hence, the larger her
family, the greater her glory.
ihose who reach this eaith are in
their second estate celesiialized
men after which they become
gods. The Mormons are Chris
tians in their belief of ihe New
Testament they are also Jews
in their temporal theocracy and
tithimr they are Mohammedans
in their plurality of wives they
are Voudo. s in their witchcraft
and the collection of spirits they
stole their development of gods
and apotheosis from the Buddists.
Such is your correspondent's para
pi. ra.-e of Mormotiism, and it is
tru. It has been suggested by
intelligent writers that Orson
Pratt is ine autnor of the philoso
phy which holds Mormonism to
gether, and it may be so, as there
is no one in Utah more compe
tent. ' For furiher information on
the subject of the Mormon reli
gion, 1 would refer those who
wish to investigate it more ful
ly to read Beadle's Expose, as
it is the best and most compre
hensive book extant. To be
had at the leading book-stores
in ar.y of the large cities of the
Union. Itformonisni is one of
the most stupendous humbugs
of the age m which we live
how diitcreit from the inspired
religion of cur Christian Bible I
The doctrine taught by Brig
ham Young through Orson
1 ratt may prosper for a while,
but it is bound to fall the civ
ilized world is opposed to polyg
amyit will yet be supplanted
by the Christian faith the
storm may dash the flower down,
but the sun and tain will lift it
up again. The reader will par
don me for making a digression,
but as I have beenasked repeat
edly "why I roamed so much?"
"what was my object in travel
ing most of the time for nine
yreais on the Pacific coast?" I
will answer the question by
stating that I .was seeking in
formation. And, another rea
son was because I loved nature.
At nature's shrine my toul kin
died into a torch I wished to
sow the world with seds of
thought at nature's shrine my
heart becomes a golden censer
from which incense is rafted
all around mc. Human jtoicers
nre transient the meteor boark
are transient the meteor spark
of life soon becomes faint and
low it will soon die out to
shine anew in a thousand vital
lamps, then disappear and 6hine
again. In all this change rc
should improve ourselves. I
love nature. Perchance, my
tombstone will be a newborn
rose, and my epitaph a bright
sunbeam written in a dew-drop
by the diamond pen of God.
John Ai "Womack.
P. S. My next will be on
the same subject, t. e. "Utah and
J. A. W.
all the ends, thou aim'st at he
Queer Doings in a Con-
From the Hartford Courant
There was a very loud dis-
lul Wailful lllCiXUlllUUlSL ClllUCtl
i u i i j -r
on the Hockanum border, East
t,.t,.,,.;.,u -1 i
Hartford, on Sunday .evening
i.i,i j u,i i
uuiuii iieiu, aim iiau ui utrreeseu
for some time, when a young
; man named David L. Curtis left
i ii.iiii il
i his seat and started to leave the
: , , -r .
i cnurcn. Just as he crot near
the door he was stopped by Mr.
i tk.u t:.i :.5:t.I
i ne snouia not retire, xne vonno
i r .i t -i J
thafc h ph w , d
I wi ,i r J -o-
started to do so, when Mr. Ris-
ley took him by the collar to
I prevent him. Mr. Curtis there
hL, struck Mr. Risley in the
facc -nd then the ecilcment
a --c rm.
upon, to ureas -t ne hold upon
began in good earnest. The
boys in the audience shouted
all sorts of impious things, and
the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Morse,
left the pulpit and joined the
crowd about the door in a vain
endeavor to still the distut
banco. Finally, the vounsr man
Curtis was compelled to take a
seat and remain there till Mr.
Thomas Down, a Justice of the
Peace, had been sent for, the
pastor announcing that a trial
would be held ihcn and there to
punish the offender. Upon the
arrival of Mr. Dowd, an effort
was made to clear the house of
all the young, people, ' in order
that the trial might proceed, but
there was a general refusal to
stir, and finally tho young man
was held under bail, to be pro
ceeded against on a secular day.
How Advertising Affects
The man who advertises his
business, if wh t be offers for sale
is honestly what he represents it
to be, or what it ou'ht to be, is
constantly assisted in his business
by those who have been attracted
tohirn or have tested him. A buy
er has read his advertisement, and
gone to bis store, cr work shop,
or warehouse, whatever it may be.
and tried what was recommended.
If it has satisGed him he is pleased
and recommends it to his neigh
bor, who is likely to go to the
same place and tell his neighbors
iu turn. And thus little rills
started by his advertisement fluw
in upon him from all sides, and
the current of his business grows
stronger and wider and more rap
id, and he prospers and grows
rich, all because to strict atten
tion in business he added judi
cious advertising. But for this
he might have lingered on in the
community for years and his busi
ness would scarcely have been
Trying the Experiment.
From the Detroit Free Pres3.
A Detroiter had his hair cut
the other dav, and after the bar
ber had finished the head was
the worst looking job ever
turned out in Detroit. The man
was hopping mad as he looked
into tho glass, and he roared
"Why, you blamed fool, you
don't know anything about
"Dat's so, boss," said the
owner of the shop, coming for
ward. "I told him to take your :
head to learn on, but it don t
'pear, to me dat he'll ever make
much of a barberl"
It is estimated that about two
third of the surface of the globe
is covered with water. Although
millions of living creatures slake
their thirst daily, the quantity of
water has not been materially di
minished for centuries, at least
not since the introduction of
dnnlrinir uilnnna whlP.h tirnVPD S
Rreat saving of water, and there-
r . ?. '.:
oy an immense Deneut 10 uaviga-
A Syrian convert to Christiani
ly was urged by his employer to
worVx on Sunday, but he declined.
'But," said the master, "does not
vour Bible say that if a man has
an uX or an ass that falls into a
pjt' on the Sabbath day he may;
pun hini out?" "Yes," answered
hayop, "but if the ox has a habit
of falling into the same pit every
0 - . a ml
1 Sabbath day, then the man should
; either fill up the pit or sell that
hy Country's, thy God's, and
For the Fayettcville Observer.
Leap Year Party.
The old year has gone with its sorrows and
And with it the rights and triumphs of boys ;
1876 with its price beyond pearls,
Holds out all pleasure and happiness for
To take the advantage of this best of all
And have plenty of fun, without any tears,
Some proposed that we would give a party,
To which all assented with a cheer loud and
Friday morn, let us take a glance at the
Some are weary though the clock strikes
Oi waiting, and watching, and wishing for
And declare that they think it all very hard.
O, dear ! excliims one, 'tis now getting late,
To stay at homo, I fear will be my f ite.
For certainly the ladies wouldn't expect me
All alone to a party without any trait.
Says one to another what on earth shall
I wear ?
Let 's see my shoo-fly cravat, and crimps
ir. my hair.
Yes, that's settled and I'll black my
Ail together, I think I'll cut quite a dash !
Well ! here is the card, now what shall I
In reply to her compliment of to night ;
"A previous engagement," I wish it could
If but to send back, what she has oft sent to
Somc ?iSX?.dId Wlit3thatil'" P -
Who, of course, had it been otherwise would
Bu', as I am anxious this hon to attend.
I guess my acct ptance I will to her send
So leaving each gentlemin to his pleasant
Thinking that he was every lady's selection.
we 11 turn to the fair sex, see how they are j
This day of all days to men the most an-
We find them as wo expected all in a
Rejoicing that tHday they are free :
To escort whom they phase and dance when
Wh ch rrv lece. of course, mulvea thm
quite at their ease.
So making their toilet with all possible
For heZll adrneJ the7 diJ not much,
Their duty this evening is to make speech -
es, flatter and praise,
And, if possible, the gentlemen's vanity to
With such a modest blush they would ask
them to danee.
Which of course, did much to their beauty
AIL admitted that the ladies were so gillant
That anger and regrets were all chased
But aside from the enjoyment this evening
A most important lesson it did to all send.
And like Darby and Joan will after one trial
To choose what we are and never repent.
Sent Round the World.
Three months is a short time to
make a voyage around tbe world,
even for a piece of paper. It has
been accomplished, however, in a
ittle less .than three months.
ine unutu vuues juuii,, a jour- .;t &m looking rather the ,le.
nal devoted to postal matters, tells! ' T,
ol a gentleman residing in tne'
suburbs of New York, who recent-
y made an experiment, with a
view 10 ascertain now long h
takes i letter to travel around the
world by mail.
He addressed a letter to the U-
nited States postal agent at Yoko
hama, Japan, marked il
Brindisi," and dispatched tbe
same ny a s eamer irom ixew
York to S mthatnpton, E igland,
on the 13th of May last. The let
ter inclosed anothr, addressed to
himself at New York, which he
requested the postal agent at Yo
kohama to forward to the Unt
ed States, via San Franci-ico, by
the first steamer.
The letter arrived at England
on May 21th, and was then dis
patched by way of Brindisi, Aden
(via Suez.) Ceylon, Singapore and
Hong Kong to Yokoh ma, arriv
ing there July 11th. From there
the inclosed letter (addressed to
the writer) was forwarded by
steamer, leaving Yokohama on
July 12, and arrived at San Fran
cisco, July 31st; left San Francis
co Ausust 1st. and reached New
York August 9th, having accom
plished its circumferaneus jour
ney in exactly eighty-eight days.
While Grant is trying to s'ir
up another war in order to be re
elected, let the people remember
that they are already paying thir
ty million dollars a year iu pen
sions. Old bells can be made as good
as new." "Old belles can't. '
t l . .''j. ..ii'.t ' i"
13, 1S76. i
An Incident of the War.
A Remarkable Duel Between the
Commanders of a Rebel
and a Federal
To the Editor ef the Chicago Tribune.
On the 12th day of June,
1863, I witnessed a duel be
tween a Captain Jones, com
manding a Federal scout, and
Captain Fry, commanding a
Rebel scout, in Greene county,
East Tennessee. Thee two
men had been fighting each oth
er for six months, with the for
tunes, of battle in the favor of
one and then the other. Their
commands were campeu on ci
ther side of Lick Creek, a largu
and sluggish stream,- too deep
to ford and too shallow for a
ferry boat; but there a bridge
spanned the stream for the ben
efit of the traveling public.
Jbach ot them guarded this
bridge, that communications
should go neither nortii nor
south, as the railroad track had
been broken up months before.
After fighting each other for
several months, and contesting
the poiut as to which should
hold the bridge, they agreed to
fight a duel, the conqueror to
hold the bridge undisputed for
the time beinjr. Jones gave
the challenge, and Fry accepted.
Trip, terms wore thatthev should
(fight with their navy pistols at
twenty yards apart, tienueiac
ly walking toward each other,
and firing until the last cham
ber of their pistols were dis
charged, unless one or the oth
er fell before all the discharges
were made. They chose their
seconds, and agreed upon a rcb-
, el surgeon (as he wa the only
' rro in either inmmir,i - tn fiT-
. . .1 r t '
,tenu tnem in case or oanger.
Jones Was Certainly a fillC
looo- fellow, With light hair
, , , p ' ? , A .
aild OlUe eves, nVC ICCl len
inches in height, looking every
incn military cniCItain.
Hfi was a man that soldiers
would admire and ladies regar-
, ded With admiration. I never
saw a man more cool, deter
mined, and heroic under such
circumstances. I have read of
the deeds of chivalry and
knight-errantry in the middle a
ges, and of brave men embalm
ed in modern poesy; but, when
I saw this one man Jones come
to the duelists' scratch, fighting
not for real or supposed wrongs
to himself, but, as he honestly
thought, for his country and the
glory of the flag, I could not
help admiring the man, not with
standing he fought for the free
dom ot the nejrro, whicn 1 was
Fry was a man full six fee1:
high, slender, with long, wavy,
curling hair, jet black eyes,
lironi"in( t;lrTir.r hit nil'l n (rvn v
UJVII 11IUII IHV until -m. nvi
fn rrt:rtlia nKn.,t "him-
, f ii,of Bnir..im..W.t
nonchalancc that s:litl; q will
Without a doubt, he
was brave, cool and collected,
'and although suffering from a
terrible flesh wound in his left
arm, received a week before, he
manifested no symptoms of dis
tress, but seemed ready f. the
The ground was stepped off
by the seconds, pistols loaded
and exchanged, and the princi
pals brought face to face.
I shall never forget that meet
ing. Jones, in his military,
boyish mood, as they shook
hands, remarked that
A soldier braves death for a fancitul wreath,
When in glory's romantic career.
Fry caught up the rest of the
sentence, and answered by say-
Yet he bends o'er the foe when in battle
. laid low,
And bathes every wound with a tear.
' They turned around and
walked back to the point des
ignated. Jones' second had
tho word "Fire;" and, as he
slowly said "One two three
fire I" they simultaneously
turned a"t the word One," and
instantly fired. Neither was
hurt. They cocked their pis
tols, and deliberately walked
toward - each other, firing as
they went. At the fifth shot,
Jones threw up his right hand,
and, firing hi3 pistol in the air,
sank down. Fry was in the
act of firing his last shot, but
'seeing Jones fall, silently low-
VOL HII-M 45.
ered his pistol, dropped it to
the ground, and sprang to
Jones' side, taking his head" in
his lap as he sat down, and ask
ed him if he was hurt.
I discovered that-Jones was
shot through the region of the
stomach, the bullet glancing a
round that organ, and coming
out to the left of the spinal col
umn; besides, he had received
three other frightful flesh
wounds in other portions of his
body. I dressed his wounds,
and gave him such stimulants
as I had. He afterward got
Fry received three wounds
one breaking his lett arm, one
in the left, and the other in the
right side. After months of
sulferjhg he got well, and
fought the war out to the bit
ter end, and to-day they are
partners in a wholesale grocery
business down South, doing a
good business, and verifying
the sentiment of Byron that "A
soldier braves death," etc., etc.
Trusting that the above truth
ful narrative will be a lesson to
some people Xorth and South,
that stayed on the outside and
yelled "-Seek dog!" and are
still not satisfied with the re
sults of war, let me subscribe
myself a reconstructed
The Issue with Spain.
What Hi a United States Demands
and what.Srain L Willing to
The present distinctive point at
usue between the United States
aad Spain ii st ited in no:i official
but usually well informed circles
of Washington, as follow.:
i.ie United btites ask, first,
that in the fu'ure a 1 Am'..rL'an
citizens in Cuba accused ot viola
tion of law shall be tried by the
civ. I c urts, and not by military
tribunals, with all the rights in
suh cases as are socured by the
83vmth article of the treaty of
1795; and second, that all senten
ces where American citizens have
heretofore hern tried by military
tribunals shall h annulled.
Sp'dn in some degree concedes the
claim of the United States to the
first proposition, agreeing that in
the future American citizens ac
cused of violation of law shall be
tried by the ordinary tribunals,
with tie right to hi heard by
counsel, to summon witnesses,
snd employ other necessary safe
guard to the accused; but with
the reservation that all such trials
shall be according to the law of
1821. which provides for more
...).-.: . i: .i
cAjKuiiiuus proceeumgi man
tho e of the civil courts for com
mon crimes in times of peace.
She also oflWs to revise all sen
tenc s passed by court-martial on
American citizens, where it shall
be satisfactorily shown that such
sentences were in violation of.es
tiblished laws. Thin reply is un
8 iti.sficfory to th United States,
which takes the ground that A
tnei ican citizens accused of crime
cannot be tried by court martial.
but are entitled to a trial before
civil tribunals only as secured by
treaty stipulations, without such
reservation as is proposed bv
Life in Arkansas
We know a mari who came from
Arkansas. He says he p s-ted
through a portion of the State,
a distance of two hundred miles,
with a five dollar bill, never miss
ing a meal or paying cent, as no
change could be had. At last he
struck a house and stayed over
night, where the man was intent
on getting his pay. He saddled
his horse and accompanied our
friend a hard day's journey to the '
ferry, where change was made.
Handing him a dollar bill, our
friend said: "I ought to pay you
something for your long ride,
ought I not?" "No," replied Ar-
kansas; "I had nothing to do do
way but train the hounds and su
perintend the old woman in plant-haJ
102 c rn
The Kussian winter appears
to have set in with unwonted
seventy. As early as October
29 the street traffic was conduc
ted almost entirely on rur npr
the snow being d c h
ana nam enou-, for sieih;n-
ana travel bv t
. a tSp -
A Japanese Sproo.
The. Yokohamo, Japan, Hei
dld relates- a remarkable occur
rence which shows that some of
the Japanese have an eitraordi
effects of fiery potaon. An Osa
ka man offered a rize to any one
who would drink one sfto on
quart," one pint and one-half a gill
of a certain native liquor about
as strong aa spirits of wine. A
coolie performed the feat, and
died the same day from the ef
fects of it. They buried him in a
shallow grave, and about midnight
the next night the earth absorbed
the liquor from his well soaked
body and he woke np from his
debauch. Pushing off the light
soil that covered him he arose
from his grave in a white shroud
and startled some robbers near by
who were counting and dividing
their money. They took the
strange apparition foi a ghost and
ran off in dismay. The coolm
picked up the cash and reported
t ) his wife the same night, a sad
der but richer man than he was
before his spree.
The Owensboro Sh ield recently
contained a humorous string ot
'personals which is a burlesque
on the toadying process indulged
m by certain hifalutin edit
ors. To give our readers an idea
of the richness of the burlesque,
we republish a few of the Shield's
Miss Bridget O'FIanagan, nn
accomplished dish-washer, is stop
ping at Col. O'Flairity's.
Miss Sdlie MoCashingberry,
chambermaid in Jenkins livery
stable, L uiaville, paid us a visit
the other day. She is looking
the picture of good health. At
last accoun's she was looking for
Mrs, Maiilda Ann Bustle, the
charming dish-washer of tbe BIow
hnrd Hotel, is the guest of Mrs.
Dinah Crow, consort of Mr. Han
nibal Crow, Eq , white-washer to
the aristocracy of the city.
bartender at the "Cacino," Evann
vilie, is in our city negotiating
the ownership of a beer saloon.
Junius Quincy, Esq,. cf the
shovel brigade, Cincinnati, is on a
visit to his brother, who has a
iontract as fireman.
I Snifkins staked his all on the
'result of a- game of euchre tho
other night and lost. Throwing
d wn the cards, he exclaimed iu
th following pathetic strain:
T'was ever thus in childhood'
hour, I've seen my fondest hopes
take flight, and every time I play
ed the lelt bower some one took ii
with the right."
Russian Respect to Fu
nerals. The French salute a passing
funeral with the most marked re
spect. Russia pay s greater hon
ors, as when a funeral parses be
fore a military post, the soldiers
turn out and present arms as it
the richest ofboyards was in ques
tion. On this subject there i.i u
story lold of the late Car Nichr
l is. One day his carriage over
took a hearse, and he wa surpri -ed
to observe it was not followed
by a single mourner, not even a
dog. The Emperor descended
from his droski and took up his
position behind the hearse; being
noticed, one citizen followed suit,
then twenty, then hundreds.
Seeing the cortege at least respect
able, the Czar re-entered his ve
hicle and returned to the palace.
On a Kentucky rapid transit
line, recently, a passenger stop
ped the brakeman as he was
going through and asked:
,'llow fast does this train go?
A mile an . hour?" ''It "roes
fast enough to suit us. If you
don't like the rate of speed, gt
out and walk," was the rejoin
der. "I would," replied the dis
gusted passenger, settling back
in the corner of his seat, "but
my friends won't come for nic
until the train gets in, and I
don't want to be waiting around
the depot three or four hoursj"
The brakemar. passed on.
A Wisconsin tditor illasrrare
the prevailing extravagance of the
people of the present day by call
ing attention to th costly baby
carriages in u-'o now, while, when
he ws a baby, they hauled him
around by the bair of tbe head.
Alonzo Wells, of Maine, kept
the body of his dead wife in tbe
house for ten days, hoping to
make the undertaker come down
on the price of a coffin, but ho
to ielJ ta public opinion at
The compositor whj set up an
"Indignant DV' to read an
"Indiguan; Dioiep wni please
8te to the front for his chromo.
before being thrown into the ueu
A man should keep on good
with himself, and never get
't. - nns wuu ui"
not become a proselyte 1
W. B. DOtrrAT, J: m"
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