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Honesty of Purpose and Equal Rights to all Men, will secure Happiness to the People. .
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sKcraltl and Srifatnc.
I'UBI.ISIIKU 1CVEKY. TIIVKSDAY BY
on. c. WHEELER v
IR. 71. S. 9IAIIONEY.
TERMS: $2 00 per Annum in advance,
J. B. M LIN.
It. J j. I5L.AIH.
WHS & BLAIR,
I'noMi'T attention given to sill business
ntni-tcd to u throughout tli counties
comprising Upper Fast Tennessee.
OFFICE under Keen's Gallery.
THOS. H. BEEVES,
Slttornru at 32 air,
"WILL aft'Miil to matters connected with
th- )i!r' l:a-' of Ileal Estate, Settling
Ktat -. 'olb-etiiig Debts. :c.
OHire l'-Stairs, over Atkinson's Sil
ver Smith's Shop. 7)aug2.yl
.s. MI N'.-iiX, -
- K. 1". liAILKV,
(.'anhuT of I'xrhriTifre and
Munwn & Seymour.
Insur an c e
3t. (Claim gcutj,
OjScc i:i Exchange .ami Deposit Rank
Hnildin?. (Jay sired.
E. N. GRIFFITH,
ATTHItX KY AT LAW, ami
CO I,T. K 'TIN A 0 KXT.
r Ki't'ii's 1'li'iu.
poms tii' 1 1 1 Af
r:iili i:illfry, in t!
WILL iri ' fi.il :i 1 i-n I ion to the collet t ion of
i "1 .iinii .iL'iiiiift the i uvrriiuifiit.
J. ST. JOHN.
:ioun t ille.
LOGAN c ST. JOHN,
Attorneys at Law,
and Collecting Agents.
AYIN' eniereil into a l'art ner.-iiip.
will practice in the various Courts ot
tin- e..uiilii's ot ( alter, huuivan, a-n-."ni'f",i.
and (Jreene. and will atlenl to
illeetioiis. and all other business en-trn.-ted
t( them. decMf
Attorneys at Lav,
;ki:i: i: v i a. 1:, t k . .v.
A.- J. BROWN,
.tlerury at Ira-.v. ami
I'ijomI'T a!tenti.n sriveii to collections in
East Tem lesser, and Soiithwc.-tern Va.
J. T. CAZIER, D. D. S., .
OFFICE TIME :
From the 1st.
to lr)th of caeh month.
Jonesboro', Tenn., Vmm tin; loth
to the last of eaeh month.
D R. C. WHEEL E R ,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON,
A X 1
C'Ani.lXfi fil'Rii EO.
OCirr in (lie CviirC ISousr,
O. J. JiAC OIs' ,
Attorney at Law,
4'allrctiwus f :ill I.inIs irniitly
1. D. FULKEBS0N,
WITH ' "
H. H. Werd3l3aiigli & Co.,
292 llallimore St.
o t i o s ,
M)SI::i;Y ami GLOVES, full line of
MeuV MEETS and DRAWPRiS of all
Fine assortment of l'aiicy IVooICIlS
-ainl ratify joat!s Cenerally.
We invite attention of Merchants visit
ing KaltiiiHire to our Stock.
BAXTER, NASH & CO.,
i LIQUOR DEALERS
No. 4." Commercial Row,
ALL Orders promptly filled at lowest
Cash market rates, on dav received.
J. B. BLAND & CO.
1321 Cary between 13th and 14th Sis.,
. Yr tl.o
sale, of WHEAT. CORX RA-
!!;.; r, (R'K. ami all descriptions of
mrinKMl on npplicjition and liberal CASH
auvanoe? ,n:l,iK n?, produce in hand.
flf" have a general agency for
iin.,.n Tobacco Factories In the city of
I' 2 l',!,OI"l and can furnish chewing and
Ilr'ltr tobacco at manufacturer? price?.
KXOX VIL IE A D VEIi TISEMEXTS.
At the Passenger Depot,
!!r, undersigned having Leased the.
ilxive House for a term of years, takes
plen-ure in announcing tne faet to Ins
friends, and the public. Jt has. been placed
in taorougii repair, and all necessary 1111
prov monts inalc to re'id'-r guests eoui-
forta'.ie. JAMES IS ELL,
W. t. Wu.ky, Clerk. ; Proprietor
Woodruff & Co.,
Wholes a r.K Dealeics Ix
Forcign and Domestic
ETC.. ETC., ETC,
Gaines & Bro.,
LEATHER a 1
TRUNKS ami UMBRELLAS,
DEAI.EKS IX THE
COOK STOVE, j
Hardware, Tin-Ware, Pumps, !
AM MAXl'FAtTrKEIIS )! j
Tin and Slioct-Ircn Wares, j
ima v.t f
(XK'.V YOJUC r.KANCII.)
Ilo.nufacturers and Jobbers of
FI R AXI) WOOL IMTS,
Caps, &c., &c.
1870. GUNS. 1870.
Manufacturers of Eifles,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
CJIXS, PISTOLS AXD CAKTRIEGCS,
Sjort ing Artieles, ami t;un Materials, G.
D. ami Water Proof and Musket
Cap.-. Pocket Cutlery, Fish
ing Tackle, hot. Lead,
And every other article usually found in a
i-'ii--t Class Sn.rtim- lloii.-e.
Agents for the OEAXGi RIFLE POW
DEil. A large lot of Powder and Fuse
alw ays ,n hasid.
We have good workmen are prepared to
d repairing of all kinds.
RIFLES 5I1DE TO ORDER.
' ar' t i 1 1 buying old arms. Send for
price li.-t. Orders solicited and rarefully
STACY & AXGEL
O. W. MA1JKY, ('. Tl'K.NKll, J. A. MAURY.
(Successors to A. G. JACKSON & CO.,)
No. 44, Gay St.,
Field and Garden Seeds, Plas
ter, Cement, Salt and
Prompt attention will be given
siiriiments of Grain, and Co
made on same
I Ii. M.
tii ro.. 17. Wall St., N. Y
MpI'itsu, Cafliier t iriii
:iTion:il l!:nk. Knoxvilie.
I Jo, it. MiTi Hva.i.. C:ililt-r reo
L j)le liank, Knoxvilie
J.S. KIIEA. M. M. JIAKKIS.
Drs. RHEA Sz HARRIS,
KNOX VI LLC, TENNESSEE.
Rubber l'l i;es put up on Dr. Stuck's
new method, (ur superior to the former
Eubber llatet by whieh they are made
thin, of uniform thickness, elastic and
with a beautit'ni polish, like enamel, on
both sides. Call at our oilice and exam
Teeth extracted without pain, by use of
Nitrous Oxide Gas, which can be taken,
with impunity by every body. ' '
All work and operations iii Dental Sci
ence executed in the best and latest style.
OFFICE- Church street, between Gay
and Mate Streets. 70jun:i0tf
i ' " - ' '
IAMIEY GROCERIES, tne best in
market. foM at reasonable rates by
II EN BY RYNCH. .HlglS
JQNESBOROUGII, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1870.
LYXClIKUltQ AD VEIi TJsEMEXTS.
CORNER 8TII AND CHUIiCII STS.,
T. C. S. FERGUSON, Prop'r..
OiTere Accommodations to the Travelling
J'ublic not surpassed by any Hotel in
Low Charges, Good Fare, and Careful At
tention. Omxikus Fkee.
70mar2Itf , , .
vi. c. sowi.tn, I.alo of S. S Davidson, & Co.
s. uavidso.v, latei.fS. S. DkvuIxoii Ai Co.
. w. koh i.15 Lnte-witU liobinsoa ti Co.
N0WLIN & CO.,
(Successors to S. S. Davidson & Co.,)
AM) WIIOLKSALE DEAEEK8 IX
Canned Goods, Confectionaries, Tickles,
Sauces, Preserves. Foreign Fruits,
:i;ars, te., i-ic.
AffeiiiS for the Jamieson Steam TSakerv
(Alexandria, V'a..) 61, 51ain Streri,
I?AI;i:ELS Pure old Cider Apnle
Irand y. on Consiiriinicnt.
ep'JDt. LEE, TAYEOlt fc CO.
BAEUELS 1'ure Old HockhrMge
County, Va., E ve Whisk v.
7Dsepti!tf EEE, TAYEOE & CO.
PA E EELS
Uaker's Pure Ol.I JJye
E, TAYEOII tt CO.
1 () IJAEEELS llamrer's Pure Eye Whis
1 f kv. warranted three vi'arsold.
70sept2'Jtf EEE, TAYEOE V; CO.
.) A 15Ai:i:i;LS White's Pure Itockhride
Z.) Count v,Ya.. Eve Whikv.
EKE, TAYLOR & CO,
P.ARREES Enckey's Ptire Eock
hridiie Countv, Va., jive Whiskv.
sept2!Uf EEE, TAYLOR & CO.
RUSH E E S. each. New Crop
Clover and Timothv Seeds.
7usept2!lf LEE, TAYLOR i CO.
1 Cd SA,;IvS Liverpool Fine Salt. l.0()
LJJ libls Thoma-town and Moun
tain 1-inie. 70') IJhls freli ground James
Eiver Hvdraiilic Cement. 10:) Ehls. Cal-
Mjjun'.tetf LEE. TAYLOR & CO.
iKxnr f.ri"iF.SHKiMKit. fi:ki (irwirsiiKiMiiR.
L::lof Tennessee lfLyiirUbuij;,Ya.
ii. .f, of Jor.plori. Tenn.
( ! I '( j G K N I II 1 31 E II , CONK & CO.
(;i:xi:i!Ai, commission mkuchants,
X. COMMEUCE STPEET,
Keep constantly on hand a. I'vneral
stock of 1 'orei'n :md Dcme.-t ie Groeeries,
Liijutirs. .:e., ;:ild oiieit Cou.-ijrniiieiit s of
Mt-n-'iandir.e. ( 'omit ry Produee. Toh.-:eco,
i':''.. iVi'.. In t!ies:iie niid priiuipt return
tl r whieli our every attention will Inlaid.
7 i ' ! 'in !.
W I T II
I Wilson, Burns & Co,
V.' Jf () L i: S A L K
o;) S. Howard Street, Cor. of Lombard,
Wo keep constantly on hand a large and
well assorted stock of ;roe i i:-s, siiitabl-.'
for the Southern ami Western trade. V.'e
s.dicir eonsi gnmeiitsof il)V XTUY PEO
Dl'CE. such as CottCUI. Feathers, liees
wa. Wool. Dried Fruit. Fur Skins, ifce.
ur iVieiiit ies for doim; Iii;si.M-ss are such
as to warrant ouick sales and irompt re
turns. All orders will have our prompt
J. Y. ATKINS,
W I T II
Manufaetnrcrs and .Jobbers of
HATS, CAPS, and STEAW GOODS,
272, W. Baltimore Street,
- - Md.
r. D. Bakkktt.
J. D. IIlUUINS.
Poiiniman & Bro,
IMPORTERS u' V.'IIOLESALE
FOREIGN AXD BOMESTIC
No. IO, N. HOIYARJS, STREET.
1. FEXXIXAM, ")
FRANCIS AI.TIF.KT, t
It BX If. DASIE!., $
JOB. A . CLASKSOy. J
Pianos ! Fianos ! Pianos !
SEVEN COIA ITtEOAES WERE
Vt late Fairs held in the South in Octo
ber and November, Mj!
For the lest PIANOS, over ' ;.
ISal!itiirr, I'liilacIpSiia and New
Oflicff and New Wareroorns. No. 0, North
Liberty Street, above Raltunoru
Street, Rallimore . 31d.
Have all the late-t imjroveiiients includ
ing the Agk.efi; Tkkuli:, Ivohy
FKONTS. and tile lMl'KOYKl
FRENCH ACTION ,
fully warranted for live years, with privi
lege of exchange within twelve months if
not entirely- satisfactory to purchasers.
Second hand Pianos and Parlor Organs
from ?".0 to $:.
RrjereHCC.t tc7i latir our Piano. in U.e.
Gen. R. K. lr Lexington. Va.; Gen.
Robert Ransom, Wilmington. N. C-; Gen.
D. JI. Hill, Charlotte, X. C; Crov. .John
Letcher. Lexington. Va.; I'.ishop Wilmer,
New Orleans, "La.; T. II. Evans, E. R.
Clark, and Dr. Alexander Xeilson, Mor
ristown. Tenn.; Jolin L.' Rhea. KnoxAillc,
Tenn.; Gen. T. J. Arnold, Greeneville,
Tenn.; Gen. J. C. Vat:ghn, . Sweetwater,
Pen.; Jolm Wl. Godd.ird, Sweetwater,
Te?in.; A. Gains. Knoville. 'Jenn. .
Send for a (Circular containing SOr.smps'
of persons who have purchased the Stieff
I'i.inos in the South, since the war closed.
GA1TS, LEIBMAN & CO.
. , 334 Itlai krt Strret,
JOS. L. HERO,
BARCROFT & CO,
IMPORTERS AXI) JOIJKEIIS
Of Staple and Fancy Dry ;!,
Clllisf t;a.iBiicirs, Iil:nkr-ts,
Linrus, White io !,
Nos. 405 and 407 Market Street,
Above Fourth, North Side,
WILSON & STEWART
AO. 201 .01iTU FRONT STREET,
COKXKU It ACL' STKKLT,
Consignments solicited of Dried Fruits,
Ieeswax, Feathers. Seeds, lioots' Furs
and Southern Prod ace Generally.
MELLOR, BAINS & LIELLOR,
HOSIER V, SMALL WAKES
AVI lite Goods,
Removed to the X. V.. (Corner Fifth and
A y f- 1 rr
Attorney at Law
Solicitor 0? Claims,
WASHINGTON", D. C.
All Eusiness requiring ihe pervKcs of an
Attorney at the seat of Government
promptly alli-ml.-d to. 70may5tt
11. sY. WALKER,
ttovneu ami Solicitov
P.O. Cox 559, WASiRLCT0., D. C.
All bu-iness cut rii-;ed to his care will
meet wiih jirompt alteution.
'orrespoiidoneo from Attorneys Solici
ted. Re.-t of references given if required.
Chas. F. McGill
Atlornry at Law and Soliciior for
Continues to attend to Claims, esj-eci-aliy
t host' growing out of the late war.
before the several Department and
i Courts of the I'nited States; Pensions
due Soldiers. Olheers ot every grade.
Seamen and Marines, and l he Whiows,
Children and heir.--a(-law of those sJk
have been killed or died from wound-' or
sii-kness contracted in the service; Ke
cruiting and (uai-'.erma.-ters" (Jlaims:
Claims' for Steamboats, and craft of all
description, used, rented, or destroyed
bv Government; Horace, Cattle. Fodder.
Corn, and all kinds of propert.v taken lor
Govertunent jmrposes in the Northern
ami Southern Mates; Mail Contractors'
Claims, and the Claims of late Post blas
ters. North and Soul ii.
Claims for property seized by. the
Freedmeii'.s Bureau Treasuiy Agents,
and tor the recovery of abandoned proji
ert v. prompt ly attended to.
Pariieulur attention given to Claims
for a Refund of Internal Revenue Tax
and Ciwtoms Duties erroneously assessed
and paid. Railroad accounts and Claims
on Foreign Governments.
Eonntv and .Bounty Land obtained un
der all existing lawsand laws that may
iiereafter be made.
Claims before tii" Departments, Con
gress, Court of Claims, and Supreme
Court, in the hands of distant attorneys,
i t fjuiring the service ot an agent in Wash
ington, are requested, ami will lie ener
getically prosecuted on the most liberal
Suspended cases, of whatever nature,
whether of long standing or recent date,
are solicited ; alo, pensions, suspended
by rea.'on of the lute war, revived in the
Our long residence at the seat of Gov
ernment, familiarly with the olliees. and
thorough daily practical experience in all
the Departments, well qualify us for the
prompt and energetic discharge of all
business placed in our hands.
Eefekencks : Hon. Eugene Cassady,
V. S. Senate; Hon. S. J'. Chase, Chief
Justice, V. S. ; (Jen. . 1 . Mierman. L .
S. A.; Hon. II. M. McGill. late Gov.;
AY. T. Olvmnia ; Hon. Jno. Sherman, U.
S. Senator. Ohio ; lion. S. C. Pomeroy.
V. S. Senator. Kansas; Hon. W. 11.
Stokes. M. C. ; Judge G. W. Clinton,
Euilalo, X. Y. ; E. X. Grililth, Esq.,
Attorneys at Law and Agents through
out the country who desire to form an en
ergetic Erauoli Agency, at Washington,
which will be of mutual benefit are re
quested to forward business. Detailed in
formation, advice, instruction, mid all
nocessarv forms for every claim furnished
to correspondents. Terms moderate. Ad
dress CHAS. F. McGiLL. P. O. Bus
(KH) Washington, D. C. Oilice and resi
dence Cth street cor. F.
Nos. 200 & 202 Penn, Ave.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Rest Wines and Liquors at the Bar.
AT ALL !H103JiFl3
Board & Kocnis by the Cay or Week.
, THOS. GREEN, . Proprietor.
ITT ANTED AGENTS To sell the OC
Y TAG ON SEWING MACHINE.
Jt in licensed, makes the "Elastic . Lock
Stitch'i anil is warranted for " years. Price
tl. All otjier maehir.os-wirh an tinder
feed cold for S1" or less are infringements.'
Address OCTAGON SEWING MA
CHINE CO.. St. Louis. Mo.. Chicago. UL.
Pittsburgh. Pa., or Boston, Mas?. fju23tf.
kVor the Herald and Tribune.'
Fu:id Drunk in the Street.
A Parody By alpha.
The Sun has gone tlown in the West,
The stars have come out in the sky!
The murmur of trallic is o'er.
In slumber all honest men lie;
Rut one reckless wanderer is out in the
Alone in his guilt and. slu me,
Glad that there's no one to greet him
y Ry his once untarnished name.
Drunk! drunk! found drunk in the street.
Drunk in the coltl night air!
Drunk lor the want of good sense;
With no one to iitjr or care.
- Now the town is beginning to r tir.
The murmur of life begins.
. A pale mother's" kneeling in prayer, '
For her darling boy, lost in his sins;
Rut one drunken sleeper has gone to his
In the guttelHie's lying low.
Where he fell last night as he w andered
Struck down by '-king whisky's' blow.
Drunk! drunk! found drunk in the street
Drunk in the cold night air!
Drunk for the want of good sense,
With no one to pit v or care.
Yor the Ilrrnlil and Tribuuc.
New Carlislr, Ohio.
Messrs Editors: Although a stranger
to you and most of our patron.?, 1 trust
you will grant mc the privilege of your
columns to say, that in a recent number of
a Cincinnati paper, a communication ap
peared from the pen of a wandering '"Bo
hemian," giving a true and vivid descrip
tion of upper East Tennessee, and especial
ly that part of it embraced in the counties
of Greene and Washington. To the most
cf his Western readers the writer proba
bly failed to awaken more than ordinary
interest in uis article, but to me, it was of
absorbing interest. Roru and raised with
in ten miles of your city, the communica
tion in (most ion caused many a pleasant
recollection to spring up and pass, before
me like a beautiful panorama awakening
reiiiini. cences that genth' dawned on my
boyish days as they sped along on the banks
and oft times in, the placid waters of '"Big
Limestone," a stream that courses its way
through a part of Washington county nnd
finds repose in the bosom cf the Xohi
Chuchy. There, are times in every one's
life, (hough they be dwellers in dimes far
distant from their childhood's home, when
the mind wanders back to the threshold of
the old homestead and the many hallowed
spots tiiat were moistened by the morning
dew of their lives.
I enn never forget the time, when a
poor, friendless orphan boy, a good and
kind-hearted man, Mr. Thomas Riddle,
took mo to his home, having no children of
his own, he and his kind-hearted wife,
lavished upon mc all the love and care of
a father and mother. Ah ! those were
happy days when, rigged out in a new suit
of "jeancs," with new boots, I wended my
way to the country school liouss where
Tom Williams, labored assiduousl to im
part the rudiments of learning to a r-om
full of rosey cheeked boys and girls, and
how I felt my importance when, a few
years later, I found mjself a mender of
Mr. D. R. Rarkley's Academy. Many of
my most pleasant reeoliectionsare connect
ed with .this period of my life. It was the
custom. ef Mr. IJarkley, at tfie end' of each
scholastic term, to give a public examina
tion and exhibition, at which time a prize
was ofTered to those excelling in declama
tion and oration. At one of these exhi
bitions, I was so fortunate as to be awarded
the prize for declamation. That was tha
proudest moment of my life, for I had
some formidable opponents. Mr. Rark
ley's heart must swell with emotions of
pride when it brings to mind the days
when "Limestone Male and Female"Aca
detuy," was in its glory. Of all that hap
py crew, some have found homes elsewhere
some have passed from earth, and some,
I presume still remain where their youth
ful day and mine, were mingled together
in joy. Nor, must I forget that pleasant
period of my life which was spent at
"Laurel Hill Academy," nnder the tutor
ship of Professor Presnell. It was here
that my school days ended, and I must al
ways regard it as my "alma mater."
How vividly the old place and its sur
romidings rise tip before me, with its sha
dy nooks and mossy glens. There are the
"cabins." where Rev. Mr. Pence Jack,
we used to call him and a dozen others
hoarded, being our own cooks, &c, with
'none to molest or make afraid," with the
exception of an occasional visit from Pro
fessor Presnell, who generally manifested
his displeasure at our "cutting-up.'by a
rapid and fearful batting of the eyes. I
love to dwell upon the scenes of those hap
py days, and were it not for extending
this letter to too great an extent, it would
afford me pleasure to speak of the fair
ones whose memory had much to do in
guiding me safely by the quicksands and
pitfalls that ever lay in greedy wait on the
track of unsuspecting youth. Like dis
tilled dew. their gentle influence, and the
earlj; trainings of pious foster mother fell
upon my pathway as I struggled against
the rugged issues that tried me at every
turn on life's checkered journey, though
unconscious of it at the time. Still, I am
none the less the subject of that feminine
influence that has ever 'given shape to the
destinies of men since the happy hour wo
man's delicate foot first trod the flowery
sod of Aden's sunnv bower. Besides a
grateful remembrance of the grand mat
rons, enchanting maidens, and romping
misses of my youthful associations and ac
quaintances, I can only invoke heaven's
choicest blessing to attend those still liv
ing, and when the fiat of nature's inexor
able law shall be sealed, may they forever
more radiate in the sunlight of glory around
the eternal throne. Heaven's decree is
death, to which we are all doomed, and
from which there is no appeal. As one
generation apears, another passes away,
and yet how little do we think of death
till its dark shaddow falls across our path
way. Many of those about whom I have
be3n writing, are doubtless gone ; the bal
lance must go soon, and thus give place to
the round of succession provided in the
economy of nature. They live, move and
fiourish for a time, then fade and die the
leaves of the forest. The delicate flower
that blooms and withers in a day. has no
frailer hold on life than themlghtie mon
arch .that ever .hook the,earth with hii
royal treafl. Butlsce I am'dfgrcssinr.
Ever cherishing a strong love and a live
ly recollection of my old home in Eat
Tennessee that hill-begirt Switzerland of
America, yet I must confess that I . am
much attached to my new one, in the great
and growing West. There is an air of go
aheadativeness, pervading everything here
that accords well with my ideas of progres
sion." And no where in all the broad ex
panse of the West, is there to be found a
more pleasant and productive locality,
than the great Miami Valley, from whence
I write you to-day. . The soil is of a dark
sandy loam, and produces vegetation al
most spontaneously. The population is
chiefly emigrants from the Southern and
Eastern States, with their descendants.
and haviug grown wealthy by' systematic
and intelbgent labor, there is ease and
comfort visible every where. It takes a
person coming from any of the Southern
States, a long time to become accustomed
to the new order of things in the West,
Here almost every thing is done by ma
chinery. Wheat is sown by machinery.
and harvested by the same means. Corn is
planted and cultivated in the same man
ner. In fact machinery has attained such
perfection in the West, that labor has de
generated into mere passtimc. It is al
most impossible for the unitiatcd to con
ceive of the vast difference in the mode of
labor West and South. Here labor is in
telligent aud thinks while it 'acts, every
thing is done on philosophical principlse
Energy builds, while steam and electricity
drives the machinery. During the past
seven years I have been in almost every
State and 'lerritorv embraced in the wide
expanding area of the West, and this .spirit
of progression seems to invade them all.
1 can account lor it but on one principle.
Most men who come West, do so to better
their fortunes. Thev at once begiu to
school themselves in ecouoiny and indus
try. They are, in a measure, compelled
to do this, for iu the West there is no "half- j
way ground." A man must cither fall in
with the army of progression, or be tram
pled under foot. Recently I made a visit
to Cheyenne, and Salt Lake City, over the
Union Pacific Railroad, and even in those,
remote Western climes, the same principles
are at work. What was once laid down
in our school maps as the "Great Ameri
can Desert." is now made to bloom and
bring forth fruit copiously. In places
where vegetation could not exist owing to
the alkali contained in the soil, neutral
izershave been used, and now the "desert"
is made to bloom and pour its wealth into
the lap of the nation's treasury. The West
undoubtedly owes much of her progress
to the Free School System inaugurated by
all her States. Education is not confined
here, to the favored few, but is wide spread
in its influence. The first thing that at
tracts the eye of a stranger on entering a
Western town or village, is an imposing
union school building, or the tall spires of
the different Churches sure indications of
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morality and intelligence. ice cannot
thrives with intelligence, and free school
hcuos does away with the necessity of
New Carlisle, from whence I write, is
one of those wealthy and refined towns so
common in the Southern part of Ohio. It
is situated twelve miles South West of
Springfield, in Clark county, and contains
a population of nearly two thousand. A
new rail roau is prospecting, to run through
this place. When completed the citizens
tir.i predicting great things for their city,
and 1 think they have good reasons for the
"faith that is in them," for certainly no
village in the State or union can boast a
more fertile surrounding country and the
county makes the town.
Until quite recently we Lavs had glori
ous fall weatiier ; but a few days ago, "a
change came over the spirit of our dreams,"
and from luxuriating in almost summer"
warmth, we suddenly found ourselvas shak
ing hands with the "Ice King" while he
blew a wintry blast in our faces. Even at
the present writing every one is able to
appreciate Thackary when he sings :
J" "Winter is here,
Winds whistle shrill, icy and cold."
Over-coats and gloves are in great demand,
while rusty stoves are being brought forth
from hidden nooks and carpenters are
busy preparing for the long seige of "Old
Crops are unusually good in the West
this year, and the pleasant Fall has en
abled farmers to gather their entire corn
crop. It does not require the foresight of
a prophet to see that the people of the
West will be pretty well "corned," for the
next year to come. Politically, every thing
is quiet since the recent Fall elections.
The war in Europe has ceased to elicit
more than a passing thought in the minds
of the people. Every body, with the ex
ception of the Germans, seems to think
that "it is no funeral of theirs," and have
lost interest in it ; yet the general impres
sion is, that Trussia will prove "one too
many," for aristocratic France.
W. II. SMITH.
I was going up the Mississippi in 1818.
Judge Underwood, of Kentucky, and
Henry Clay being on board. " That's a
tough crew from Natehez," remarked the
clerk, who came upon deck as we were
about going below. " They play hard and
" Let's go and look on for awhile," said
We went down into the saloon, where
we found two parties at play. At one of
the tables sat four men, about whom were
gathered a large number of lookers-on ;
and as those proved to be the heavy play
ers, we joined the spectators. The game
was " twenty-deck poker," and money was
changing hands with startling rapidity.
One of the players, a middle-aged man,
whose face showed plainly the ravages of
an excess that was sapping his life, and
who, I afterwards learned, was a cotton
planter, had staked his last dollar and
" called" his opponent's hand. He had
four queens, against which were laid down
four kings. And he was " broke." He
started to his feet as if to leave the table.
"Are ye dead broke, Colonel?" asked
he of four kings."
"Yes to the last picayune."
Give me your note, and I'll lend ye."
"No. replied the planter with an oath,
I can do better than that. Where's Mr.
. " Here," answered a dark-visaged man.
' V Bring the girl and boy here i that I
bought at Natchez, Hold on 'the game
just one'minute, gentlemen, and I'll make
a raise." ' ' ' '
The man went awoy and shortly return
ed accompanied by the girl and boy."
Said " girl" proved to be a bright mulatto-
wonian.- .of five and thirty, or there
about anil the " boy" was her pon.' "
The boy was not far from ten years of
age, with a face lighter fa color than was
his mother's his features really hand
" Look here gentlemen," spoke the plan
ter, arising, " here's as likely a pair for a
girl and a brat as you can scare up. I paid
eight hundred dollars for 'em. Who'll
" Why not put them up separate?" ask
" T won't do to sell 'em separate. The
gal has sworn to kill herself if her boy is
sold away from her, and her old master
says she'll be sure to keqp her world. , But,
don't you see the woman's worth more
than I ask for the pair. Now, what d ye
sav? AVho'll take eni at six hundred?"
The owner waited a few moments w ith
out receiving an answer, hjkI then said : :
" I must have the money, so here , goes
for a raffle. Twenty dollars a throw, and
thirty throws for the pair. Come gentle
men, them that bus first will throw first."
Here wasexcitemeuf, as well is a chance
for profit. The players took tv.o chances
each. Then the spectators surged up, and
twenty chances were sold as quick as the
planter could take the money and write
down the names. Tncn came a lull. The
planter took two chances, whereupon his
companions took eaeh two more. Then
three men in the crowd "doubled up."
" Two more chauees, gentlemen,"
Clay whispered apart to the .Judge, and
then made his way to the table and threw
down two gold pieces.
" What name ?"
"Give it to the woman."
"Eli, the gal herself?"
" Yes, give her a chance."
"All right. One chance for Ninette."
Before the planter could call again,
Judge Underwood placed twenty dollars
on the table, saving as lie did so :
This is for the boy."
" Good cried the owner of the pro
perty. "Jleres a chance lor lommy,
and that takes the lot. Where's the
" Have you got blanks for this sort of
"Then, won't you fill up a bill of sale
for those two, Ninette and Tommy, and
leave a place to put iu the winner? Now,
tfen. IV r the dice, gentlemen.'
The dice were brought on and thcidiak-
ing commenced, mere were tnreo nice,
and each player was entitled to three
throw.-;. Of the first ten throws, thirty
nine was the highest number cast. The
eleventh turned up forty-two. Then the
scores fell again till the twenty-first throw,
when one of the gamesters throw out forty-nine.
The crowd was now nil excitement.
Forty-nine was a hard point to beat. The
lowest number that could be thrown was
nine and the highest nine sixes was
fitty-four ; making what is called an aver
age throw about thirty-one and one-half.
Of a hundred throws the majority will
fall below thirty-two.
A train the dice rattled in the box as
the second gamester took his turn. Rut
his throw was a low one. The twenty
eighth belonged to the clerk of tha boat,
who had now returned wiih the bill of
sale. He threw forty-nine tieing the
" Come, Ninetie. its your turn.". The
woman started, and quivered, and pressed
her hand ocr her heart. Only the groan
ing and puffing of the engine broke the"
stillness of the place. -
" Will the goutleman who paid for the
chance throw for me?" She said in a low
musical tone, earnest and imploring, and
of the purest accent.
'. " Let your boy throw for you,' return
ed Mr. Clay, who shrank from the ordeal,
" his luck should be better than mine."
Tommy came forward and took the box..
His mother's hands were clasped and her
lips moved in prayer. The boy trembled
like an aspen. What a world of weal or
woe hung upon the fickle chance. - He
held in his hand the sealed book in which
was written the fate of his mother and
himself; and it was to be opened on the
hazard of a die.
He shook the box, and turned the dice
upon the table. Three aces ! A moment
he gazed on the three single spots, and
then dropping the box, he sank back pale
" Shake again, Tommy," said the plan
ter. It's no use, master, I can't get forty
nine." " But you have got your own chance,
"Aye," cried the Judge, "that was
your mother's chance. Now throw for
the chance I gave you throw for your
self brace up, and take heart ami may
Heaven help yon."
That was not an assembly of religious
ly inclined persons, by any means, but
the fervent petition of the Judge met with
a warm and impulsive response of "Amen !"
from nearly all present.
Again the boy came forward and lifted
the box. His lips were tightly shut and
the old quivering of the limbs was hush
ed. The only sound in that saloon, above
the deep breathing of the spectators, was
the clicking of the ivory cubes. Present
ly the fir6t throw was made.
" Five five six, are sixteen !" an
nounced the planter, setting down the fig
ures. ; .
The dice were gathered up and thrown
ix and a five. Good ! That
The boy was as pale as death as he
took up the box for the last throw, and bis
mother leaned against a stanchion for sup
port. " Three sixes, he has won," they all
exclaimed, as the dice rolled on the table
with the six spots up. The boy and his
mother were free.
To Kill a Town.
To kill a town in two years closely and
promptly observe the following rules : ,
1st. Put up no more buildings than
you are obliged to occupy yourself. ' '
2d. If you should have an empty buil
ding to rent deraaud three times its value.
2d. Look sour at every new comer and
give the cold shoulder to every merchant
and mechanic who desires a home among
you. - 'l v
' 4th. Go abroad for your goods ana wares ;
by'np msans purchase from your own mer
chants and manufacturers, . even at the
same Prico or. less.; , , . '. r -
' rth. Don't contribute one cent i.ovthe
cause of religion and education. , j j .
; Finally put a 'thorough finish to 'your
work of vandalism by killing of your local
newspaper, jby refusing to subscribe or.ji'd
vertise, so tpiit persons at a' distance will
not know that any business is being, done
inyourto. ... . ' ,
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AlttUVILUlii; TO Lr II XA XI E XT.
A Teriblt; Fitf lit ,aiiiuj; ;um
t ,!! r iu Hie Indian Territory.
CorrtsjKiucleiue of tlm New York Ucr.ilJ.
; Lowell, Kansas, November 12, '70.
, lr. V. 0. Lawerence. of Vucima, Colo
rado, recently of Philidelphia, has ju.t
arrived here and furnished me the follow
ing details of one of those bloody tragedies
euaeted nowhere else than on the lenders :
,; On Tuesday (election day) Joe and
Charlie Biggnr (brothers), tins Norton
a!idfom Jackson, who had been driving a
herd of cattle into Missouri, passed
through here on their return home, in
Northern Texas. The men were all young
4 veil mounted aud armed, and each posMji-
SvHl ot consiuoratile money, the proceeds ot
the sale of their cattle. They stopped
s nie t wo hours iu this place un 1 I bad ii
1 ng tonvcrsat a ui h them. Oa Wednes
day afternoon they camped on the banks
ofa Hiiall stream in the Indian Territory,
about forty miles from here, ai.d after sta
king out their horses while cooking their
supper, sat down to a game of cards. They
had hardly cimmcdcce their game when
Orestes Watrous (known us Cock-eyed
Wat,) The 'Aliiimrti and Pick Bradford,
noted New Orleans gamblers, rode into
the camp. These gamblers were on a
professional tour from Fort tfeott, and were
bound for Buxom Springs and Kansas City
The new comers were gladly welcomed
and initedto camp with the herders,
whieh invitation was quickly aocopicd.
The sun bring some two bonis high it
was suggested that there was plenty of
time to have a tociablo game or two if po
ker bef .re supper, and accordingly Wa
t rous. Bradford. .Joe Bigger ami Jac kou
took a hand. At first I Jigger und Jackson
won, but luck soon turned and Wat
rous and Bradford were in a lair way of
cleaning out the others when Bigger detec
ted Watrous cheating. A row at oiieo
ensued : blows were interchanged mid wea
pons drawn by both parties, when it was
proposed, iu order to secure fiir play, t'lat
Eigger and atroiis should light i'. out on
horseback, the weapons being bowio knives.
This was at mice agreed to, and the lu-.'ii
prepared for the bloody fray. They wero
divested id' their coats and shirts, and their
knives were bound to their right hand.
They were then placed sixty yard apart,
with orders to ride at each other fu'l spec 1,
pas. i ig on the I ft side. Loth were splen
did horsoir.cn. Bigger wjs mounted o:
a clean-limbed, fiery pony, a liitle over
fourteen hands high, vfhile watrous rode a
large "watch-eyed icious roan.
At the word "go" the combatants
spurred towards each other like the wind
but pa-v-ed without inflicting any injury.
A KcooTid and a third joust was run when
Watrous' horse received a slight cut on
the flank. . On the fourth round Bigger,
as ho passed Watrous, threw himself on tlm
oir side of his pony, st us to expose no por
tion 'of his 'person, and drove l is knife
oVep into the nook of his adversary's steed.
Watrous. divining the ni:inrvre. wheeled
as the blow was struck, and attempted ot
hamstring Big-rer's pony, but n:ncedod
only iu inflicting a i-overe wound. Thii
stvle of fighting was then abandoned, mid
both men and horses appeared to bcoine
infuriated at the sight of blond. As they
noarcd each other the fifth time Bigger
suddenly struck Wtirtrous vi h Ii is l"ft
fist in Ihe face, at the same moment cutting
a fearful gash in his thigh ; but before In)
could get away Watrnis succeeded in dri
ving his knife into Bipor's shoulder. Thu
ciii:b it mts and I or .o we c b c i i it w a :
from loss of blood, when Watrous determin
ed, if possible, to end the combat by rid
ing down Lis adversary, which be thought
the superior weight of his horse would en
able him todo. Accordingly on the sixth
round, he made directly upon 1 Jigger V p')
ny, and Bigger, iu attempting to avoid U
collision, was severely cut iu t lie ar"
face. The pony, however, vo
although vcrv lame, seized tluf
cheek, lacerating it in a fear"
At the soteiilh oncount
came sogcthcr with a fearful irn
ny being thrown, fulling upM
but botli immediately rogaiue'11
Watcrous' horse was f ast bleed i
from the stab in the neck, and
himself could scarce keep his sent,
wound iu tho thigh. Bigger nuoce.,
again sticking Watrous iu the thig
was struck in return in the hide. So
blows were interchanged und evaded'
vfcll only upon the horses.
The light had now lasted more tlo
half an hour, when Br. Lawrence ro
up in time to witness the final round. A.
they came togothoi Watrous endoovored
to rise in his stirrups and to throw himself
upon Bigger, but neither borne could stand
the encounter, and both fell. Bigger wm
streaming with gore from tho cuts iu tho
face, back and arms, but was .bh to ex
tricate himself, arid rushed upon WatruuH.
who could not rise on account of the wounds
in his thigh. Bigger threw himse'f v)
Watrous with the Jury of a fiond, and !
most in a moment hi knife bal reached
the unfortunate gambler's beirt, and Brad
ford, seeing the fate of his friend, raised
his pistol, tired, and Bigger loll dead
cross the eorpfco of Watrous.
A free fight at once ensued. Charley
Bigger Norton mid Jackson firing upon
Bradford and Allison. Bradford was kil
led in the melee, r.nd Charley Bigrer and
Jackson severely wounded. Thu wounded
were taken to a cabin about half a mile
from the batthi-fiold, and their wound
divsed by Br. -Lawrence, who pronounced
them in a fair way of recovery.
This is one of the most teniarkxble fights
that has ever occurred, even among the law
less adventurers of the border. It souuds
like romance, but the source of my infortua
will not admit ofa doubt of its truth.
Tni:RK is something so attractive about
flowers, that, not content with bemg merely
surrounded by them, wo' desire to have
teid yet nearer to us; and wherever wa
find them whether in garden or field, our
natural impulse, at every iige, is to gather
them and make their perfume all oui own.
W understand that one of tho matter
discussed by the . convention of railroad
'men, which has been iu session at Lynch
burg this week, is the question providing
for two daily passenger trains on tho -.'real
line of roads leading from that city
and' West. - - :
! Tiik hog crop of Eiist ' Tennesso'i Jvill
le larger this Season than it has beoii tinoo.
: The Columbia Urrahl says: Pulaski U
rWnhh nietv. Stores tiro.
ll j.b,wwl lmforo sundorn. and the eiiU
population xA VVjK V
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