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XNCXYIIiMS WEEKLY ClIUONigLE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 0, 1870.
Tim State Siuulnv School Convention.
OorrO'iiomU'iico of the Chronicle.)
Nasiivii.i.v., Te.nx., Nov. 1, 180.
'J'lio oxorolcs of tlio day were oponad witli
devotional ovorciso by Jtov. Iirto Kinory, nnd
tinging by the wholo congregation. J nut lioro
let mo rotnnrk tlint ono of ilio most ))lonlng
('natures of tins convention is tlio (during.
With oood tti'tu tlif inanngom supplied eiton
scat witli n Sabbath School tinging book,
nnd it so happened Hint nearly nil Hie foloBnte
nro excellent singnrs, ixml, ns ono expr.'Med it,
it impossible to keep still when fiicIi deep
Burgos of harmonious sounds nro rolling nvor
Dip com mil toe on statistics reported 107
schools represented, with 10.0IK scholar, 882
offlcpr, 1,110 teachers, 2o,601 books nnd o,Obs
Vt 10 o'clock, tlio diTiissinn on tlio question
"Mionld priae systems in Hnnilny HehonN be
encouraged?'' was taken up and debated with
enrno'tnos', but with the wannest ffood feeling.
The prevailing sentiment ws that it should be.
though it wns acknowledged to bo detrimental
under certain circurostnnccD.
After ringing, the question "Should irreli
gious poesons bo touchers in Sunday Schools?"
wns discussed, nnd brought out more interesting
fai ts nnd pleasing incidents than nny other sub
ject before the convention. Tlio prevailing
opinion appeared to be, first, tlint there are
nuny who do not claim to bo religious who
luivc OhrUt's spirit in thoir hearts, nnd are ar!
1'inted by lovo to their fellow-men. It is, really,
love for God ; nttd, second, it often occurs that
persons lire led to confess Christ by tho study of
His Holy Word in tlio capacity of teachers.
Still, it was tho opinion of all that a prolosing
Christ inn, who might be inferior in intellectual
capacity to his non-profesing noighbor, was to
re preferred, if his soul was in tho work. It is
t.. freshing to see the readiness of members to
c;prc-s thoir opinions on these subjects, and I
freely stnto thnt 1 hnvo henid fewer poor
Speeches out of tho ono hundred or more to
wLich I hnvo listened hero than over before un
ucpi'Tiilnr circumstances. "Where nil do well
is needless to discriminnte, but if there nro not
t. en in this convention ripo for tho Kingdom,
then human discernment is of no avail. Pol
t -s has the ofl'ect to make a mnn sharp and
rcudv in debate, but it makes him nlso regard-K-.sior
tho feelings of his opponents. Not so
'i n Sunday School work. This gives enso and
.'.ire to the manners nnd tone; it fills tho heart
with love and svmnathv. nnd. oven in difference
i f opinion, charity robs the speaker of any in
tc "t ion to wound a neighbor.
The morning session wns one of profit to all,
end will be long remembered.
'I .e usual devotional exercises took place
. . i this question was brought up : "What are
1 r r,.',iitivo advantages of uniform lessons in
' dny Schools." This question was pretty
1, all one way. It was opened by a gentle-
who 'avorea uitform lessons in a strong
. li. V humber who took a different view
" 1, and ho in turn wa- replied to by our
' ltevl. who. in a few plain, forcible, pointed
r'Miia-k's settled th question beyond further dis
l . nnd all felt impressed with the idea that, to
a Sunday School effective, you most have
-.una lsoij forall. though taught according
:ho oMMciij" of pach class. "When this i the
n a raMrihtendent has omo power in his:
. (1. ttfuiout it he becomes a (-
The reports of the committees . ere read and
n-titution was adopted. It v as decided to
M the next annual meeting in Nashville, as
-the mewtcentrah also to work for theor
: "ization of each county in the State.
I cannot close this letter without expressing
t .'thank of the Knoxville delegation, first to
t o Executive Committee who performed surb
jndprs for our benefit, and second, to the citi-
ns of Nashville whose hospitality is unbound
' l. nnd third, to the Nashville and Chattnnoo
g nnd East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
Iliads that carried us to and from the Oonven
' ii nt half fare. Nor would wo forget the daily
n w-panew. Their enterprise ' in nublt'hinir
'I'ltin reports each morning of all the pro
dding is duly appreciated, and will be re-
- rnbered. Dki.eg vte.
ColeliiMt Ion at Valley J rove.
-it Saturday wsi' set for the Valley Grove
Vcadeiny Sundaj' School celebration. "It com-
. need raining early in the moraing, making
r uay very aisagreenDip, aitnougn at the hour
. i. pointed, 9 o'clock, the people commenced
.itlieritffe for the inarch. There were seats nr-
,;iL'eil for the accommodation f the School
I l spectators, also a beautifully dpcorated
in a for the speakers. At 10 a. m. the col
i.ns wore formed, with music and Uinneri iti
out. The marching was short, on account of
i" inclemency oi me weather. .1. w.Jfirtl,
ted as marshal of the day. Iteturning U tho
T imi, an were oaiei.
i ne exercises consisuil ol tirt : vocal music;
second : Mr. "Win. K. Koberts read n portion of
.iv c. . -l ; . c .i.
ic i- iiiviiii: , tium; UVB lllliniu; lUUrlll
I 'aver by 11. A. McClain; fifth : vocal lnusi'
'f : reading verses.
We especially give praise to Mrs. "Win. K.
Koberts' class of little trirls. Little Emma
ItoborU memorised in twenty-six Sabbaths, one
tl ousand three hundred and seventy-three
vers as. Laura Hodpus. in twanlv.t wo Snlilinths
rine hundred and thirty-six, and others nbout
Addresses were delivered br Rev. "Win. Car.
on and Lieut. H. R. Iirown. The ehoir was
led by A. Hodges, nnd furnished the finest
music on the occasion wo ever listened to. Af
ter the intellectual feast the physical man wns
r.ot fortotton. Lsrco baskets of snowv cake
nnd candy were passed around until the audi-
enro was periectly satisneu. Ws will add that
behavior was equal to anything wo ever wit
' e-'ed on such an occasion.
liuov Coiuily Suriiliiy Ncliool Tcnrliors
Vt n meeting of delegates from all tho Sun-
.ay Schools in this city, hold Monday cveninir.
N ovember 7th, it was decidad to issue u call for n
unty Sunday School Convention, to convene
tno lecture room of the M l'rebytenan
i irch, on Friday, November 18, at 10 o'clock
V M. lirieflv. the obiecU of this Convention
ire to awaken greater interest in the .Sunday
School cause, promote harmony and good feef
ainonir all cliusos .of Sunday School work.
- and to thoroughly organize the Army of
- ijuru iu iHtiue againsi ine nosw oi Battui.
-'iperintenilcnU are requested to appoint one
nore delegates to this Convention. It will
: one day, and ull the more important ques-
i concerning the welfare of Sunday Hcliools
be eonsidetol Ples report for your
' "il : Jiwne ofomcT-, number of teachers.
lars, book! in the library, papers taken, and
"ther matter f Interest.
i rungeiuent have been rmide to entertain
'-ti during the Convention. Apply on
morning of their arrival to Ja. A. Lyon.
i i iriAn of the eommmUM ot reception, at the
. turo room of the Ja Fi-atbyterian church
J. A. Kxvl, l'resident.
H. Smith, Secretary.
i lest plaef
Iowh, hiii lieen tM of the
morally MJeaKine. or the
' -t. Uwityi id . liiL' Itirt-e Democratic ma
: leg At every elwtlon. In three yew
rul cburt-iHM and Msliool-houge biive
i n erected in the pla- e, ami employed lu
ir rectrra miwloim, vlec lma ainthi-
. 1 1 (!, good order lire vuiUs mid the Hepub
- n are fiver Iflftn majority.
DiapAUsheit from the Army 4 tl.-Loire
rport a w Ties of -'ii'ff'ruf'if i i 1 1 j i 1 1 1 -,
n whieli ti c Pi Mv, w ,,
Hniireme Conrl I'roeoedlnir.
uroiTR fob ini tnitoslCLic.
Hill filed to enjoin a judgment obtained be
fore a justice on a note, consideration, Confed
crnto money, contracts founded on nn immoral
or illegnl consideration are void, but Confeder
ate money, when used by by privnte individ
uals, not such nn immornl or illegnl considera
tion ns contemplated by tho law, tho contract
.must bo in furtherance of such immornl
or illecal consideration in order to make
it void. Though Confederate notes woru
iued in violation of law, yet, tho parties who
dealt in them are not tho wrong-doers, and no
fur as their nets or contracts nro concerned, they
lure not illegal ; therefore, n nolo given for Con-
fenenuo money is not nn immornl or niegni
consideration, and can be enforced ; reverse
the decree nnd dismiss tho bill. Fiikumak,
Helnheartrs. Nelson ct nls. ; Chancery. The
will devises thnt three hundred dollars be set
apart for the sole use of the daughter, but does
not speak of a deed : lost deed. Tho proof must
thow tho making of deed before tho same can
bo sot up by decree of the court. Allirmod.
Carter vs. Anderson ; Chancury. Sale of land.
"Whore n mistnko is made in the calculation of
intorest on notes, n court of Chancery will recti
fv the mistake, nnd decree for tho nmounj
shown to bo wrong. AlUnn decree. Tuhxf.t,
Sarah Click vs. Lewis Click ct al. ; Chancery.
"When tho land is purchased at a sale by tho
husband, but tho money is paid out of the wife's
portion of her father's estate, tho marital rites of
tho husband do not attach, and the proporty
cannot be subjected to the payment of his debts.
A court of Olmneery will protect tho wife, and
nforcr ner -isrht, and when tho same has been
transferred t another as trusted for her, tho
court will nnfo.' such contract. Xichoi.sox,
Henry "Wagoner vs. Hannah "Woolsey. admin
istratrix, &c, ot nls. ; action under tec. 2,201
and 2,202. Code. The action must be sustained
by proof, showing it was the wrongful act of the
party. Tho action cannot bo maintained when
the net was not the immediate cause of the-death
of tho party, ltovcrscd. Freem ax, Judge.
W. G. Scruggs of John vs. Abijah Scruggs ot
nl. ; Chancery. An ugent has no nuthonty to
receive anything in payment of debts, &c, but
money. Confederate notes wore not a legal ten
der. Nothing legal but gold nnd silver, there
fore, n nnvment in Confederate money to nn
ngont is not authorized by the law. Confederate
money had a vnlue, out tlio party himself could
only receive it in payment of a liability. A note
bearing 10 per cent, interest on its face is ille
gal for all above tho legal rnto G'per cent. Ke
vorsed and remnnded for an account. Judg
ment for the amount of the note, less the 4 per
cent, interest. Turkey, Judge.
Clark vs. Furgnson. An agent can take noth
ing but legal money in pnyment of a debt. Ke
versed. NiciIiok, Chief Justice.
Hunt vs. MeClanahan et. al : petition. Land
in litigation is in the custody of the lnw.as much
as other things and a solicitor has a right to a
lien on the same fbr his foes, When the papers
are deposited with an attorney, they may bo
claimed as mortgages in his hands until his fees
are paid. Attorneys of this State arc looked
upon as, to some extent, officers of the court,
and the court will protect them against the bad
faith of their clients, x ne commencing ot a suit
is notice of such lion. Grantjthe prayer of the
petitioners. Nelson, Judge.
Itodcrers vs.. MeClanahan : replevin. Exemp
tion laws of the State do not apply when the
judgment, wni utiutinvH iu ins vjihlii ?uucy
i . . 1 . . " - J i 1 1. - T -' . . .1 ... .
I'nnrt. un pso iiie nctsoi l ontrress auonteci sue l
exemption law. The. act ot Congress of 1780
does not apply to tho cxom)Uou laws of tho
States, but merely applies to procooaings in
courts of a criminal nature. Affirmed.
I'arkor vs.: uowan jJicKinson. wiicn n
feme toU purchases goods nnd afterwards mar
ries, ana sne anuiue nusuanu execute antie ior
the sameL ana the nusoanu uies oeiore it is paid.
ana sne anerwaru" ni-ouuiin tl) pay tne -iame,
sho is liable, and may be sued. The taking of a
. - - .1 '.v n. . v .1 : n.nMi.a. . ... i 1 . . .
bill or note, in satisfaction ot an account, is n
satisfaction of the originul account until tho dis
honoring of the bill or note. The fact of the
husband and wife executing the note, merely
exonerates the wife during the coverture, but
after his death and the dishonoring of the note,'
she may bo sned on the original account. Af
firm the judgment Nttrjiofox, Chief Justice.
Gamble vs. Everett; Qhaneery. ' Wherethere
hns bosn a voluntary acceptance ef Confederate
money in payment oi a note, tne oourt will not
disturb f ueh payaient. Affirmed. Dbadkrick,
State vs. Roens: psrinrv. When the indict
ment charged tho crime to have been commit
ted, by the defendaat, in the taking of an oath
for nn attachment in a civil caue, the indict
ment must show the materiality of the oath, and
thnt the ntudavit wns a good in every particular
as required by the attachment laws of the Stitte.
Xo indictment for the primp of nprinrv will li
for a void process. Affirmed, and defendant
discharged. Thrnet. Judge.
Owens vs. Mynatt, et. nl. When there is du
ress us to the principle in a note and the
security is taken at tho same time, tho se
curity lias n right to plead such duress, and tho
tame is a good plea. Reverse the decree, and
perpetually enjoin the collection of tho note.
Vinsnut, et. nl.. vs. Vlnsaut, adrn'r., &., ef.
al. ; Uhancery. 'the Ming of an nntwer is a
wniver of the jurisdiction of a Chancery Court,
and the Court will proceed and decree accord
ing to the merits of tho case. Tho widow is en
titled, as dowcrer, to one-third, to the lands thnt
her husbnnd died seized, and possessed of, nnd
it is error in the Court to pay on" less. She is
also entitled to have her portion laid of)', so as
to ineiudo the mansion noiHe, and out Duuuings,
unless it is shown by proof who manifest iniue-
tiee to the heire. The widow is not obliged to
keep the children of her husband, after his
death, had bv a former wife. Where tho nd
minittrator takes and sells tho property exempt
bylaw, he must account for tho same ; ho must
ascount for every thing that comes to his hands
Reversed, &e. Nelho.v, Judge.
Susong vs. TT illiams ct als.; Chancery. Deed,
want of consideration. Tho sole object in milk
ing tho deed was to escape the confiscation laws
of tho United States. The fact of want of con
sideration is a fraud, as to creditors, but the
party who aid6 tho fraud cannot take advantage
of it and recall the deed, though it bo fraudu
lent as to creditors. Cnstauiiod deed. The
court will take judicial notice of the fact, that
the United State Government, in 18W. had no
revenue officers in Katt Tennessee, consequent
ly a deed made nt that time is not void for want
of proper -tamps required by the revenue laws
Decree modified and affirmed. Shielu, Spo.
uimw et als. vt. Stephens ; not
guilty. Statute of limitation Demurrer.
The planum in error naa a right to re
ly on the statute of limitation, and the court be
low erred in sustaining the demurrer. The
courts of Justice have a riirht and it is their du
ty to declare any law unconstitutional that in
ftnv wav takes uwav the vested r'urhts of the
citizen. No convention has a right to make re
trospective laws imparing vested rights, and
when it doe It i the duty of the judicial pow
er in ine none m oeeiare mem unconstitutional,
and when u iurtv has obtained n vested riifht
no legislative powor has a right to extend the
time when the action is actually barred, rsec.
4. of schodule of the Constitution of 18'lfl. and
see. 4, of the Constitution of 1870, are null and
void ko far at they apply to actions already bar
rel bv the law enforced at their naasaire. Tho
eourts were not closed in 1801, and 1802 so as to
pr"- it a party from bringing his action. Ai
to Ailn, who n!.,id'd th statute of limitation
reverseas to ulki-r -t al. Allirmi I. niiii,iu,
-! . . ( i.Vi'ht ; ( 1 nn' ! -
it nppenrs thnt the consideration was Confede
rate notes, nnd that the transaction wns lint In
nld or furtherance of tho Confederate Govern
ment. tho transaction is not void, but tho party
is entitled to recover whatever the Confederate
monev wns worlh at tho time. Tho distinction
mndo by Chief Justice Chne. between n gov
ernment dc facto nnd one of paramount force,
does not exist. A government of paramount
force nnd a government ilcfario nro one nnd tho
smno government. "Where there is n govern
ment with its executive, legislative, and judicial
offices filled, nnd its boundaries definitely
marked out by its possessions, it Is a govern
ment in all respects. AVe will liinko tho rule in
t is Court, iu regard to Confederate money, the
stimoas that adopted by the Fedoral Court.
Rovorso nnd dismiss the bill. Siiiki.dh, Special
MeLin et. nl., vs. Marshall ; Chnnrerv.
When the Chancery nnd Law Courts have equal
jurisdiction, tho Court at Law has the first juris
diction. When n note has been executcci unaer
duress, tho party can plead such durees in n
Court of Law unit make tho proper defence.
Revorso and dismiss tho bill. McFaki.aku,
Ilogx, Socially Considered.
"I think." snid Dr. Iirown of Edinburgh, who
of nil nrosu hns written with tho most hearty
nnd delightful npprocintion of dogs, "I think
that every family should haven dog. It is liko
having a perpetual baby; it is the plaything
nnd crony ol tho whole liouso; it keeps them
all young ; nnd then, he tolls no tnlcs, betrays
no secrets, never sulks nsks no troublesome
auestion, ncror gets into debt, never comes
own Into to breakfast, is nlwnys ready for n
bit of fun, lies in wait for it, nnd you may, if
choleric, to your relief, kick him instead of some
ono else, who would not tnko it so meekly, and,
moreover, would certainly not, ns he does, nsk
your pardon for being kicked."
Next to a merry child we do not know so
good nnd healthful a companion for n melan
cholic man nsn dog. He uoos not call over the
roll of your nils with dolorious intonation, nurs
ing nnd petting them by recital, nor does ho
nnrrr Ivoit lv nnin hnll n r volir liltlplps. n
juet ignores them so innocently thnt you ignoro
tnem too. II, alter n convlvul evening, you
nwnko with n pound of lend in tho epigastric
reigions, spiders in your eyes, and ineplntie va
pors coiling through your brnins j if the dny
looks cold, dark mid dreary, nnd you nro half
inclined to try the "bnro bodkin" remedy
rather than Brunt nnd sweat under a weary lifo.
just draw on your clothes and open tho door to
your Uog. Sco what a delicious gooa-morning
ne hns for you. How ho leaps upon you and
spinKles yon.nll over with coul, iragrnnt uew,
which he lias brushed from lilncs and violn
borders. How his eyes flnsh, and his tail wags
liko an excited pendulum, ns he winds up his
welcome with a scries of aerobatic somersaults.
IMHieuItyat (tonl Creek.
On Tuesday several of the miners who had
been working for Messrs. Kennedy and Mor
row at their batik, seven miles distant, came
down to Conl Creek nnd indulged freely in
whisky, causing them to be very riotous. They
attacked a colored man working there a shoe
maker, wo are Informedand beat him aeverely.
An officer wns fortunately in tlio vicinity, and
resolving to stop the disgraceful proceeding,
called on several miners present to aid him in
keeping the peace. They did so and started
after tho rioters, when tlie latter ran, whereupon
two shots were fired by the posso nnd two of
the follows wounded. Ono named McCann
received n severe wound, in the leg, and another
named Chawlton n flesh wound in the neck.
Tho wounded men wero then captured and
Chawlton lodged in jail nt Clinton, but McCann
was too severely hurt to bo imprisoned nml wa
left nt a house In tho neighborhood.
Governor Senter issued tho following procln.
mation on Monday :
hkeas. A convention hn baen called ito
meej, at Indianapolis, Indiana, on the 2Brd day
oi jovemnt-r, io(u, ior me purpoto ot 9110011 r
aging and protecting immigration; and
V hekea. All immigration societies tnronirh-
out tho country are requested to appoint dele
.1. , -r t- n t, - . r
ow, mereiore, 1. u. w.u. oenwr, vovernor.
etc., appreciating tho importance of such a
movement, do hereby reqUent each county board
of immigration and (mmisration societies
throughout the Stnto to appoint delegates to
represent them in said convention, with a dele
gation 01 lour to represent tno btnte at large.
1). W. U. SK.VTBK
The papers in the State favoring tho can so o
immigration nro requested to publish tho nbovo
Accident nl Snr"tHlor,
Wo understand that a man mimed Walker,
from Rome, Georgia, met with a severe accident
nt Ycnrwood'g, about n niilo below Sweetwater,
on Thursday, in which ho hnd one of his legs
It seems that some rennirs wore binc mndn
on the traek and the unfortunate mnn sat down
on a cross tic thnt had been removed, with one
leg lying over the rail, when the train pasting,
his Jeg wns struk by the pilot of the engine
niiu Riunvu aiturtuil, YTIIIJUUI. Jliuugllllg Illin,
however. He was taken to Swettwater. Wo
are informed that he was a printer and was en
his way to tbfs tity teekiag emplrynint.
Ai.iiANY, Nov. 5. The following par
ticulars of the fatal affair at Dawson on
the 2d Inst., which resulted in the death
of two men and woundlnir of a lmlv. hnvo
just been received:
a man named Jl. K. Russell, In an in
toxicated condition, asked tlio doorkeeper
of a side show the price of admission, and
passed his family in. He then asked tho
doorkeeper hw many wore In tho family,
who replieilMhat there were nine. Rus
sell f-ald there were but four. Tho door
keeper said he would call the family back,
and prove to Russell that lie was mista
ken. Russell then got angry, and struck
the doorkeoiwr, nearly knocking him
down. He then drew a pistol and threat
ened to blow out the dnorkeejier's brains.
The latter said that In- meant no dfl'eiw i .
Ruhm-'H, still threatening, cocked his pistol,
and the doorkeeper run Inside the canvass.
Col. Ames, Iwing near, approached, and
remarked to Russell that It was not the
place to get up a difficulty. Russell re
siioiided, " I will kill you, too," and shot
Col. Amp. Another circus man then re
moustrated with Rusaell. At this moment,
the Kelly brothers, who are known as des-
lierate oiiaracttT, approached and com
menced llring. Col. Ames was ahot twice,
while endeavoring to escape. A spectator
named Oxford, who was holding a child
iu hi arms was instantly killed, and tho
child taken from under his dead body.
A lady was wounded on the inside of the
canvass. Col. Couvett and Col. Ames died
during the afternoon of the ad. Tho lat
ter oo4iy was escorted
was escorted to r
i..vy v.omim'11 01 iMW.jwwiw
..... ' . j m.u.. .mnm in wi
7 T !1! mv " " r,vT'" a1"1
Kent to ( utnbert, w h r. ih.'V will be c.ii-
Courngo In Kvery Dny Life.
Have tlio oournKO to dlBolinrge n debt
while, you hnvo the money in your pocket.
Hnvo the courage to do without that
which you do not need, however much
ypur yen mny covet it.
llnvetlio courngo to spunk your mind
when it la necessary for you to uo ho, and
to hold your tongue when It Ispniilenl.you
should do 80.
Hnvo the courage to speak to a friend in
n "pectly" coat, even though you nro in com
pany with n rich one, and richly attired.
1 lave the courage to make 11 will inula
Ji" r one.
' Tavo the courage to tell a 1111 u why jmu
d iot lend him your money.
Have tho courage to cut the inootugict'..
hloaequaintanco you hnvo, when you are
convinced he hicks principle. "A friend
should lienr with 11 friend's Inllrmltiej,"
hut not his vice"".
Hnvo the coinage to show that you re
spect honesty in whatever guiscltappcars;
and your contempt for dishonest duplicity
by whoHoevcr exhibited.
Have the courage to wear your old cloths
until you pay for your new ones.
i-Javo tlio courage to oney your .MaKer at
the risk of being ridiculed by men.
J lave lliecournwe to proier comiort aim
prosH'i-ity to fashion in all things.
Saved by n Lady.
A hulv of cood social position in Cleve
land, Ohio, wliilo on her way to a meeting
of the Young Men's Christians Association,
saw as sho passed 11 drinking saloon, a
young mnn about to raise a glass of liquor
to His lips. Following instantly llie mo
tion of the Spirit would that Christians
always did this! she left her companion
at tne entrance, anil stepping 111, wild to
"Oh, my friend, stop, don't touch it!"
Startled nt the appearance of a well-
dressed lady in such si place, he turned, and
" What brings you here?"
" To save you from ruin," she replied.
"What do vou want of nieV" he again
asked, confused by the unexpectedness ol
I wan't you to let me take your arm,
and go with you to the Young Men's
Christian Association meeting," she an
swered. "But you would he ashamed to walk
with me," he sniil.
Aot in tne least; 1 wouui lie rejoiced to
go there with you," she replied.
Unable to resist her persuasive maniu r
and heart-l'elt interest in his welfare, the
young man left the untouched glass, and
went to the meeting. Here prayer was
specially made for him, und her act of
immediate obedience ittsuitcu in His eon-
version. He became not only a Christian,
but one of the most active workers for the
Gospel in Cleveland.
Iu a small city, not fnr difctant from the
"Hub," resides a dentist named Iirown.
He received an order from his beloved
pastor for a set of false teeth. The work
was executed promptly, and the pet shep
perd of his pet llocls called in at tlio ap
pointed time to receive uiem. tirowm
lixed them in his reverend 'customer's
mouth, when the latter, stepping to tho
glass to see the ed'eet, said slowly und dis
"Joans Christ! Jesus Christ!"
Xow, Iirown i more lioted for his quick
ness of temper and profanity than for his
piety; and hearing his customer speak in
nut'li n manner, his ire was quickly strong-.
"Blast it!" he exclaimed, "if you don't
like the tooth, you needn't take them, but
there is no iioeassity for you swearing
The astonished minister drew back.
" My dear sir," he exclaimed, " I was
not swearing about the teeth ; but for ten
years I have not been able to prouounce
my beloved Savior's name distinctly ; I
was only trying your teeth."
A European letter says : " Thiol's' pres
ence, never commanding in his best days,
has not improved by age. A little, weazen
ed, stooping old man, whoe face has been
gashed by the barber, and whoso long,
bleached locks lly about at the least motion
of the air; sharp-nosed, shuggy-oyebrowod
and long-chinned; witli large ears, thin
back-head, and enormous frontage: always
ready to smile; wearing more incredulity
of countenance than oven Talleyrand ever
did; uorvous, quick, impulsive, and yet
not irascible; both positive and plausible,
cold and gracious, saying no with a more
winning air than others nay yes; and with
a live foul looking out of such large crys
talline eyes ns God gives only at long pe
riods. Thiers is a mau whose personal ap
pearand Is never admired and never for
gotten. He is, beyond doubt, the most
intelligent man In France. His enemies
nv he is tho most insincere."
VuiaixiA "Folks." In tho buret of
enthusiasm for the 111011, and a gush of
admiration lor the wenien ot Virginia, tlio
editor of the Petersburg JiulexHfxyn : "Rut,
after all, the greatest point of a Virginia
agricultural fair, the greatest exhibition it
can make, is its show of people, of Virgin
ians, of 'folks.' Now, people are one thing,
' lollcs ' are another, and Virginia produces
' folks.' You con find 111011 and women
everywhere, but hardly except In Virginia,
shall you see,' folks.' Genial, social, gener
ous, careless, hopeful, old-fafehioned, good
humored, quick-tempered, withal, and a
thought-lazy, abstracted, fond of theory,
though les given, of late, to polities, pre
judiced, olistiiinto, talkative, full of anec
dote, logical In argument, often cranky in
action, good haters, hearty lovers, imprac
tical, seldom growing rich, but helping one
another, and with bark ever worse than
their bite, such are the ' folks ' of Virginia.
On Wednesday, a negro lxiy at Rollvar,
Tennessee, shot a little mh of Mrs. Riaek
and attempted to throw the body in a well,
but was caught lefore tlio net was done.
Tho little boy was still alive yesterday
morning, ami tne negro was 111 Jail.
The following is a statement of the busi
ness transacted at the Recorder's olllee
during the month of October: Whole
number arraigned, H04; cases continued
from September, 15. Total, 009. Of these
022 were fined, 21fe discharged, 40 were
State cases, 15 were releasMl before trial, 5
were continued till November. The whole
1Joft'YWilfil'4r-if,,l' $-1,065; amount
fd ovum, I rwii.miiiJo-'iwmial $2,250; amount col-
-1,1 of rtnew, 12,415 ; amount collected on
mlttlmii. .-wi; amount remitted.
?ri : amount turned over to the TrciiHirci'
fiirth. 1. r.M, - v v,,j,.; s',..
The on of Count l'allkao was among
tlio prisoners taken at Bedan. He wears
only seventecu decorations.
The railway bridge lately erected over
the Dnieper, near Klow, is the largest
work of the kind in Htuope, being 11,503
feet in length.
The cable brings the important intelli
gence thnt "the Afghan war has been set
tled by a battle in favor of .Tacoob." Tills
Is cheering news. Wo wero Imuiensely
afraid "Jacoob" would get the worst of it.
While the Crown I'rlnce of Prussia u as
Wi tiling one of tin I'aris balloons passing
owiiioad, beyond the shots of his rifle
men, he exolalmcd to a member of his
stall, pointing to the airy voyager, " Veil,
tieiniz, now lan uat ior iiignv"
A iriii in Calhoun county, lown. attemp
ted to look down into the muzzel of her
brother's shot-gun, and nt the panic timo
pull her dress away from tne trigger.
mm,.. r. ,.., 1...... i, ,,.,,,..1 ,..it.,f r
Mil. V.WIIFIIVI n JIIIJ lUtlllJICll 41 It:.. til l Wl
"Death from infernal carelessness."
Give to the fattening boas a dry. warm
place to sleep, and do not feed corn in the
mud. Cookintr grain for swine will pay;
nt least one-third of the com may bo saved
in this way. Ground corn for horse nnd
cattle is best in all cases, but we put no
value upon cobs ns ftable feed. So says
the Ohio Farmer.
" John." said a poverty-stricken man to
hi son, " I've mnde my will to-day."
"Ah!" replied John: "you were liberal
tome, no doubt!" "Yes' John, I came
down handsome. I've willed you the
whole State of Virginia to make a living
in, with thu privilege of going elsewhere if
you can do better."
A funny Incident occurrsd at a New
York wedding: the other day. A pet sky
terrier, belonging to tlio bride, slipped, un
observed. Into the church after tho parly.
He remained very quiet till the end of the
service, but, on the post-ceremonial kiss
peing administered, it entered ins noggisn
brain tlint his mistress was suffering nil
injury, so he attacked the unfortunate,
groom. Barks, yelps, screams, exple
A ilesperase affray pecurred on Varnc-r's
river, 'in southeastern Missouri, between
an old hunter, named Anderson Shepherd,
and three men with whom he had a find,
lie wns in his boat on the river, when the
tlireo men approached and fired upon him.
He returned the lire and killed his a--ail-nnts,
after a contest in which lie rn- id
seven bullets in his body. At last accounts
Shepherd was at his home in a c. deal
Wooden Railwas. A ntw -t 1.1 of
mountain railway has lately ln'ti la'd
down in Hungary. The line lequhv no
permanent way at all. Square -"-k of
oak, eight inches thick and fourteen b.oad,
are laid on the ground, and only at rare
intervals are cross-sleepers used. On the
two edges of the hearers are rails only two
inches broad, and so thin that they only
wcigli one pound per foot. The trucks
run 011 a pair of wheels eight inches in
diameter. The bodies of tlio trucks are
three times the width of the rails, and
placed so Jow on tho wheels that they
have 'just room to move. This symstem
was originally proposed by an English
man. The cost is about one thousand dol
lars per mile.
rTpJIK UNi?KRSTflNEr' WOULD CALL AXTrV
SPLENDID PETJIT TREF1S,
Embracing Amilc, 1'caolioi, Pcr, .t oft'' vc-y
best viuiotles Known, grafted nm! bmldcil Invariably
YKIOHOI'S SEKDIiUiT. STOCKS,
And cultivated cuiocially with a vie i to the i.iH.nl'' of
TcmirMe and tliu South kpiu rally.
llmdy for market, fiend for Cntnlogue nnd Prico Liet.
Address, OAIJJlSS WAR 11,
novtMr.'m Philadelphia. KnstTcnn.
Entered Recording to Actof Conrees in tlio
year 1870. Iiy IIolmii & ('uracil, in tlio
U. H. ( Icrk'B onice., lor tlio Kaatcrn District
(JIUIAT SOUTHIJKX DEI'OT
Look 1 ut fur bogus oaU! Thousands
of biiahcUuro tillered for utile, liny only
from agfiiU nutliorized to imitliu Trado
Mark. ReuA fiir Illustrated Circular-
noumr & cjiujick.
1)V VIRTUE OF AX ATTACJIMLNT I
' T D
XJ rrom tno unancery ijourt 01 Knox ium
tieMM. tn the eue of 1'nter Ktauh va. t,i. krrnrtlv
ami John W.Lee, I will ell lor cah in humi, ,0 tn
hiinMt bidder, in front of the court houee in Knc-t-villc,
on Sulnrday, the 12th day of XovemWr. 1- .0, "c
Hay Mare, about nix yearn old. two Colts one 1, if "c
ami the other a horic, uliuitt IVi yearn old, one 1. a
Jlure, about 12 year old, and a Colt, about 1 m'ji.
old; levied 011 a the property of John W. l.ic
Hue oeuitr peruoaoie property.
,F. U08SETT. Mu riff,
Y VIltTUB OF AN OltPIiH OK ALi; ISM I'D
from the Circuit Court of Knox county, Tcnn
ec, ami to me directed, I will !! for ciii-li 111 him 1, m
front of tho court home in Knoxrllle, on H11t11rl.1v 1I10
12lh day of November, 1K70. to tho highi-f bidder it
public outcry one HAY HOUSE, about mv n vc 1
old, the pminrly "f'J'houiHK SteeiT, linn- - .1 o
that w.w levied on b tirlueof an oiiKin I I s -,t
iucd fi'iin tin- ( ir 11 i t Coiut o( Kn(,t '"i)nt, ir. nne"
ie, ill the 1 !' .Jn 1 I h I'.itiT" el .1 1 - 'ill.- err 1,
. ' "I.' I 1.11 ! li',' I- ir