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Jinoibillc ttttcthlo Cjjromdt : Mctrntstan, $aiM.rn fi, 1875.
THE WEEKLY CHRONICLE.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 187G.
FIKLD ATS I) rAHJI.
Till) In Wonnlnin Lnl
Tti the. V.d.tors r.f the CAro.iUIr :
Many of your readers are not proba
lily aware of the i mine life frauds til
ing perpetraled Uiou stranger in ref
rrence to the sale and transfer of our
mountain luDds. Many imiuiritu use
being made from persons residing In
tbe Northern State mid in the Cam
adax, in reference t th"- lands.
J have had in my possession copies of
inaps.whkb gave glowing dcs riptiinm
f such property, also nb.ntracU of
titles which were properly authenti
cated and iiore the seal of the county
in which the lands were supposed to
be located. These buyers In conse
quence of the-e maps and uutlieuti-
tated abstracts of title have been min
ted. The oflicial who signed these
uHtractA and attached the ollicial seal
f tbe county .thought, I presume, they
Lad no authority more than to report
tbe mere fart an stated in their boohs.
Tbe character of our land law in
reference to entry and survey, are
very lame, and no one, not even (lie
Htate, can be held lespousitdn for this
wholesale issuance of grant.
From the entry i'owii to the time
tbe Governor puts his signal me to the
gram, no responsibility whatever
characterizes the different firms
through which the title passes.
If the county surveyors bad been
honest men and good citizens, they
could have prevented a great deal of
these frauds, which are now coming
borne to us. In fact they are the re
eponsible parties, and should be held
as such, and were the laws more
atxingent we would probably be able
to have more efficient and reliable
county surveyors. Many of them, if
the laws were properly executed,
would to-day be in the penitentiary.
Between the years and 1S40, the
larger portion of our vacant lauds
wore taken up, and Krauts issued and
these were issued upon sworn certifi
cates from county surveyors, and it is '
well known, by those who have had I
iMIlkU In 1. I- : .. .... . I I I
uo uuiiun in iwnm ujt luwc I. . U 1 1 1 1 S ,
that many of the surveys were never
pracucaiiy macie, ana mat trie same
surveyor, in the same month, and m
Mome cases, on the same day, recorded
upon his boobs, surveys that overlap
ped each other, thus showing that be
was an abomination and a swindler.
Why this has been permitted to go on
in this way so long is hard to conjec
ture. Prior to tbe year 1S72. there had been
granted in one of our mountain counties
over 1,500,000 acres, and since that lime
a little more than one-half million has
been granted, making a total of over
two million acres granted, in a county
that cau only contain within its
boundaries, all told, 580,(XX) acres. This
is a pretty good showing for one
oounty, providing tbe whole amount
pays taxes. This does not pertain to
one oounty alone, but there are mauy
others that have been entered three
and four times the amount contained
within their respective boundaries.
Not many years ago quite a number
of tharl: came here from Pittsburgh,
Pa., and preyed upon the honesty of
our mountain officials, and they fell 1
dupes to the wiley snares of these land
grabbers, and, of course, through their
assistance, were enabled to enter and
receive grants for thousands of acres,
which are now being hawked over the
world at not less than $3 per acre.
They have beautiful colored majis, ac
companied with properly authenticated
abstracts of titles, which show that the
property emanated from the State, and
the records of the oounty show regular
and proper transfers, signed and sealed
by county officials.
One gentleman, whether a dupe or
one of the clang, made inquiries not
long since in reference to nineteen
five thousand acre grants, which bore
the date or 1872. The title on paper
was all right, but upon the ground it
failed to "pan ont." Another In
stance : A man from one of the border
Southern States had taken a drove of
horses to the New York market, and
they being m dull sale, be exchanged
them for a second mortgage bond on
Brooklyn property, and afterwards ex
changed the same for a first mortgage
on mountain lands in Tennessee. De
fore leaving our city be came to the
conclusion that the sc-ond mortgage
would have been the better invest
saent. There are many estates that
have loaned money upon these titles.
Widows anil orphans are thu- defrauded
out of what probably constituted their
support. Many firms have used these
lands as a basis Uon wnich to operate.
The parlies generally eugaged in these
laud sales are persons who are not re
sponsible for a farthing, ami in conse
queuce will never be aide to own any
thing or have title in their own name.
But few persons are aware that Ten
nessee has no title to a portion of her
boundary. There is a strip of laud ex
tending six miles south of tbe present
Kentucky State Line and running
from Cumberland Gap to the Tennes
see river, tbe title of which is in Ken
tucky, and not in Teunessee many
suppose. In consequence of this tup
position, Tennei-see bas granted this
etrip to parties three and four deep.
Kentucky has been doing tbe same
consequently this strip is pretty well
covered with laud title-.
.Can nothing be done to stop
this kind of wholesale Dwindling? Our
.Legislature soon meets, and it is hoped
that some plan may be devised by
which these title may be tierfectcd,
wt .i.) a ,.. . -.j..) t,e
. u lurnv nn .j a , i lev ,
enterlug and surveying vacant land
rlug and survevi ig vacant lands.
The land laws of Kentucky are not
much better, although, there, no one
can obtain a warrant for a greater
amount than u'oo acres, and for this
they are to pay into the County Treas
ury two and a half cents per acre.
To avoid these warrants surveyors
have made boundaries to cover more
than the amounts contained in the
warrants. In such cases tbe title is
considered a fraud.
I have not written this in malice to
any, but to warn strangers and our
orfii citi.eiis in reference to thtse land
frauds. There are some titles that will
hold good, butouly where parties have
O. a. Vanderuoof,
Civil Engineer and Surveyor.
ri:ROBY ATiojt rvno.
4. sl transmit la Ibf Anllt of tl I.S0
Tlie following isa list of rroomiren
daliotis liy the State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, for Peabody aid
for school in Tennessee, forwarded
December 22, and approved, as will be
seen, December ', and returned by
Dr. Sears :
Counlif. Xamr of school. Am la'loirrd.
holby Mempbl $
lied foul Shelhyvlle
Johnson Mason io Institute
Knox Powell's Station..
Knox Thorn Grove
MaJlson Pinson Hi'h Sch'l
Maury Male High School
McMiun Calhoun M'olnst,
Trousdale Masonic M.nud p.
Wuslii n tit mi... Limestone
.' X I
Washington ...Cherokee Indians.
Campbell .. .
Sl.ANTo.v, Va , Dec. Hi, 1874.
Approved It. Si:aks,
Geii'l Ak'i IVatKidy Educational Fund.
Dr. Sears says that be can make no
payments in advance, ttie amounts
above to lie paid at the close of the ten
months' term of the schools: named.
The entire sum allowed Tennessee for
the present scholastic year is $20,000.
A balance of &",7iH) is vet to lie distrib
uted. Of tills sum D.ividon county
has reserved for it $2,050, and Gibson
county, fi,3-)0. The applications from
these two counties are greater than
the amounts issued for them. There
are now a good many applications in
the hands of Dr. Sears awaiting his
action with regard to the amount still
to be apportioned. Xathvilic Uanncr.
THE ItOXA.NIA FEVER.
tirlitnr Sreanal Ihe hull I'ranrlitco
'.'ho TrancUco Chronicle, 21.
The stock eicitement continued vester-
ter at fever beat. Tbe crowd upon the
ttreet was larger than on any previous day
since tteT.urry commenced, filing Califor
nia street, between Montgomery and San
some, and extending for a square e&ft and
we-t of California on Montgomery street.
It surged up and down and around the cor-
Iners. like the waves or a tumultuous sea.
Many were idlers, but most wer operators
to a greater or less extent I'eople went
j about pale and excited, but hopeful. Those
who had mide from $500,000, walked the
street hardly distinguishable from other
people, except that tbeir bearing waa a lit
tle more erect; and their sttire newer and
tidier. They condescended even to speak
now and then to old friends who hadn't
made a cent. At any spot where a curbstone
sale was attempted the streets became
absolutely impassable. Tbe board-room was
a little more of a pandemonium than ordi
nary, the excitement culminating when tbe
high-priced stocks were called in the mot
noisy and demonstrative lunacy, and sub
tiding occasionally into a subdued rattle of
a pack cf coyotes. Things never ceased to
Viefnl Informal lea.
Whoever will try slum and honey, a
small portion of each, will never suffer much
Camphorated water, steeped in a cloth
saturated with Ihe liquid, will force germi
nation in feed?, the vitality of which is al
Young cattle ought not to be exposed to
cold raiut. bring them in early lrum the
pastures, and give them a good uiess of
bran and meal, with bay and stalks.
Ths (Southern Medical Jiecord says
that castor oil applied to tbe corn, after par
ing closely, each night before going to bed,
softens tbe corn, and it become as the oth
The best time to mulch strawberry beds
it Jutt after the ground it frozen. Place the
litter three or four inches deep between the
rows, and one inch ov-r the crowns of the
Nicely cured (lover, cut abort, and mix
ed with corn-meal and cooked, is one of the
best kinds of winter food for pigs. Ou this,
when in a warm pen, tney gain about as
fa-t as upon meal and clover in the sum
Many bou'ekeepers bitnisb palatable and
nutritious diabei. from the cuiine because of
the unplea-ant odors arising theretrorn dur-
irg the process of cooking. This objection ' not too tall, a- lofily ornaments in Ihe cen
miiy be overcome by jiutung a small piece ' tre of a table obstrurt the view which one
of red T"Mer, the size of a wafer, into tbe i person naturally likes to have of others.
moat or vegelab'es when they firft begin to
For furniture polish, muke amixmre of ,
three parts of linseed oil and oue part Fpir-
its of turpentiue. It not cnly cofeis the i
di'figured surface, but re-lores wood to iu
original color, and leaves a lu-ter upon the
surface. Put on with a woolen cloth, and
rub ith woolen.
halt a Manure.
Common salt ha been employed af a ma -
nure from a very early period wilh TCfV
good results. It was criel up to high, at
one time, as an almost universal -pecitic,
that, when the expectations thus raised,
were not fulfilled, it fell into disrepute.
There ran be no doubt that it U a munure
of great value when applied in proper quan
tity at the right time.
When used at lop dres.lrig for w heat at
th rate of four and th busbela per oi re, it
increases the crop considerably at a trifling
ennene. It it alio a good top dre-ing for
grassland. From practical experience made
in Knglnnd, it was found that fix tu-helnof
, . in i ,1
-aii, f.ouiiijK mreu uunai-, tfieitw-ii mc .
I 0 !-.... " VV".'-
tion of the field to which there was not any I
dressing applied ; while one hundred weight
of nitrate of tndu, costing )..'0, canned an !
increase of only twelve hundred weight per
t,ui4 XVortl lor Hie .ifru
will surprise some of oi.r readers
' h.ui'n u , 1 ,e if mu v IV. A ml i Irtr Tavlrir m
annual report, that oi,7l negroes out or a
total of WS,o71 pav a capitation tax of $1 to
the htate or, in other word-, pay 7,Jf J
into the treasury. We bad not supposed
that tbe nrgrooa paid that tnucb on prop
ei tv and on tbeir heads both counted to
gether. Of the white, 1:10,'j65 oyt of a to
utl of py tbs capitation tax. One
whiU in 7i it debnnn. y. on negro
In 2 J i- "'ino'iei t ,1,11'tul JJiifat' h
Rl( lll.tr MIXr.4 I TIIK WORLD.
Ksglnfrr'n Oilmnta of the
The Sun Francisco Chronicle of the
23d, contains an Interview with Mr.
Piedes.ielmer, the Engineer in charge
of the new silver mines of Nevada
and California. The interview was as
"Did you go through all of the
mines Consolidated, California and
"No; through Consolidated Virgin
ia and thi California drifts. After
seeing them a man don't want to see
any more mines?"
" What do you think of them ?"
"Well, I hardly know whether I
ought to my ; if I do, people will set
me down a crazy man ; just as they
did when, a couple of mouths ago, 1
told them California and Consolidated
Virginia would go to $300 before the
close of 1S73."
" Hut ttie readers of the Pout would
like to know anyhow ; they can draw
their own conclusions."
" Well, nothing like these mines has
ever boen seen, or heard, or dreamed
of in the world before. They are rich
er man i can leu.
" How rich are they ?"
"Well, there is one pillar in tli?
Consolidated Virginia Hat contains,
according to my calculations, seventy
"Seventy million dollars That Is
"Yes, but that is nothing. I tell
you that nothing like It bas been heard
of or dreamed of before, aud when a
man goes through the mine as I have
done, and mskes his calculations, the
result is simply astounding."
" Weil, what is the result of your
"Allowing.1)) feet for the depth of
ttie ore bniiv. 1 calculate that there Is
In these mines $1,600,000,000 worth of
"Hut is there any justification for
neneving the ore hoilv extends that
" It has aiieady been exposed to the
depth of 200 feet ; and from the unfail
ing indications horizontal and vertical
exposed by the different cross-cuts
Indications of tbe kind which have
marked every body yet found on the
Comstoi'k, and every other body of
wnicn i Know anything I am satis
fied that the depth of ore body will far
exceed 600 feet."
IX THE CROWN I'OIN'T
the ore in the widest part was but 108
feet aud not over .V0 feet in length, yet
it went to the depth of 300 feet. This
ore body, as we know now, is at least
1,700 feet long. The deptli of an ore
body is always proportionate to its
"But fifteen hundrtd millions Is an
" I know it is. But there has never
been anything like this before. It will
not be long before experts and mining
capitalists will b Hocking from all
parts of the world to see this wonder
ful bonanza. Flood. O'Brien, Mackey
and Fair will be the richest men in
" Richer than the Rothschilds?"
" Yes; richer than unv one in Eu
rope or America. I don't know how
rich tbe Khedive of Egvpt is, or how
great some of the great Indian or Chi
nese fortunes may le, hut these men,
in a few years, will tie richer than any
one in Europe or America, not exclu
ding the Rothschilds."
" What prices do you think these
stocks will attain ?"
" Well, you can Judge for yourself
trom wnat l nave tohl you ; but 1 am
satisfied that it will not be long before
people will be talking of thousands in
stead of hundreds."
" Are you interested in these mines,
" Yes : I have some stock aud have
ordered some more tills morning : but
i nave noining to wnat l would have
had ir my friends would have acted on
tbe information I gave them months
ago, beginning when California stood
at ?'.(. Consolidated Virginia at $76,
and Ophir at $38. Now California
stands at $-r)10, Virginia at $-00, and
Ophir, including tbe Mexican divi
At Break fast.
TLU ilrst meal of tbe day whii li mir.itei,
the niembf r of the family circle alter tbeir
separation by sleep, should not be made a
busty and uoiocikl atl'sir. Why ahould not
the CreaUfuHt table absorb at much atten
tion as luncheons and dinners? Let the na
pery be npoile-.-ly white, the china and
glasa irreproHcbable, tne plato well polished,
ihe knives like to many miniature mirrors ;
while a pretty vase of freh llowers ebould
I be gracefully arranged in the centre of the
table; and it it well to select a vas that ia
' Th..,, urn Ir, tl... ,.n..L,.r,. . ....U !.
dulge in different sort of breakfast-cakes
and hot breads, although they are inott un
healthy and indigestible ; but it terns to
be a ridiculous as well as a hurtful practice
to eat early in tbe morning ml'-tanoos
which are like sponges, to hard are they of
i digestion. hy not be content with good
erip U nt .' or, if dry tonst be objected to,
Ml your cook not to make it drv : she will
only be too pleated to be saved the trouble
nf nretiarintr it Ihm. Sew rolU ir nnito
1 co;Ji Bre ,10t tQ unwholsome as hot bread
nnil itioiii'ii tliPV fire fnr frdm lintr
) ltie ,0.t ,jig,.fljC!e food in the world. Hread
a day o'd, or brown bread, are far better
than the smoking rol, etc, one so often
tee-,. Fruit, too, thould always be on tbe
table in tbe morning. In hummer freh
fruit is attainable by every one ; in the Win
ter Hewed fruit should replace the frei"b.
Attentinn tu thoe details will transform the
average American breakfast from a scram
bly, almost uncomfortable meal to the most
attractive repast of the day.
Sioulhern tenuis Korllieru tNtitifie-
Ala lecent meeting in Charleston, 8. C,
a letter whs read from a Northern manu
facturer, from which the anexed extract is
taken : " While I fcuc only met expenses
in Ihe North in running twenty frames,
i 2,000 spindles,) the return I hare from my
sixteen frames of the muiih machinery, ia
the Poulb, for the last hi months, have
been !.),tXiO clear profit. Our company bas
decided to sell out our machineiy North.
The South enjoys un advantage of not ln
; than tenty per cent, over the Northern
Hon. Alvah Crocker, member of
Congress from the 10th Massachusetts
district, iliel s M r-eMrTre jn J.-jtcl,-
. .-.,.,.. .I.', ( 'ongi'K'i' I' ft
I he lungi.
Double Trnaedj In 1 11 borne -.niiy.
aaa Hmlrll tit lUrllt
A few days since we published an
item iu regard to the killing of the
SherlfTof Claiborne county. From the
Morristown Qazcte. wccllp the follow
ing particulars of the a flair:
On Kutulav. the i'Oth Inst., a s. rio is
and fatal ditliculty occurred in the up
per portion of Claiborne county, Ten.
ucssee, lying next to lee county, Va.
A number of citizens, among whom
was the sherifl'of the county. Heulev
Overton, had met for public worship
at a cuurcu in ine vicinity, jjiiriug
the services, several lawless persons,
eight or ten in number, assembled on
the outside of thechurcli and disturbed
the congregation by loud talking and
using profane and vulgar laugusge.
The sheriff went out and remonstra
ted with the parties, but they
treated him with contempt aud de
fiance. He thereupon arrested the
ringleader of the lawless squad, ltut
bis companions, unwilling that their
chief should be dealt with as his con
duct demanded, by some means con
trived to arm him with a pistol, which
be immediately presented aud fired,
the bail striking Overton in the breast,
and passing through the right lung.
Overton fell to the earth, aud the des
perado band assailed him with poles
and clubs; he raised himself ou his
left arm, drew his pistol, and sent a
bull whizzing through tbe heart of his
murderer. The orderly disposed per
sons in the church interfcrred at this
time, or Overton's life would have
ended there aud then, lie was carried
to a house near the scene of the terri
ble tragedy, where he died on Mouday
SlIOOTlNti AKKRA V IX UAMlHUKiK.
We find the following account of a
shooting affray in Dand.-idgo in the
New Market S'cwa:
On last Tliursduy night, Henry K.
Kuger, tow n marshal for the corpora
tion of Daudridge, shot, and seriously
wounded a mau named John II. Wil
son, from Oreene county. Rcing in
attendance at the.Odd Fellows' festival
that night we had Just mounted our
horse, preparatory to leaving, when we
heard the report of the pistol, and see
ing the mau lying upon the ground,
dismounted, aud ou inquiry learned
the following in regard to the shoot
Wilson had lieen drinking cocsider
ably during the day aud creating dis
turbance iu the streets. More whisky
made him more boisterous, when Ku
ger attempted to arrest him. Stepping
back a few paces, Wilson drew his pis
tol, swearing he would not be arrested,
whereupon Kuger fired, the ball which
was a middle size Htuitli and Wesson.
entering the left side of the chin, and
langing round lodged in the back part
of llje neck. Knger was immediately
arrested by Hheriir Webb, and tbe
wounded man carried 'to the hotel,
where medical attention was civeu
Through our Dandridge correspond
ent we learn that Knger has beeu tried
ami acquitted, tbe proof showii g the
shooting to be Justifiable.
TIIK I I.I. I'ATi:0Os)PATRI-K.
I'ent Hundred and Mevenlvl'our
Loudon, December -9. Special dis
patches from Maderia to the London morn
ing journals give the following additional
particulars of the burning oftho emigrant
snip uospatricn: ine lire Droko out mid
night cf November 17, and within half an
hour enveloped the vessel nearly its entire
length. The scene was one of the wildest
confusion, but two boats succeeded in get
ting away, each of which contained thirty
persons. Those remained along-side the
ship until tbe 19th of November, when her
hull was completely burned out, and ahe
sunk. The two boats then started for land.
Tbey kept together for two days, when a
gale arose aud tbey were seperatcd. One
of them hat not tinco been heard of. The
other was fallen in with by the British ship
sceptre. At tbat time it contained Uveliv
ing persons, two of whom died before the
Sceptre reached the island of St. Helena.
LoNDOic, December 30 0 A.M. Further
details of tbe Cospatrick disaster have been
received. When ihe vessel was discovered
to lie on fire eighty persons, mostly women
rushed into one of tbe boats, which was cap
sized, ana all in her wero drowned, noon
after one of the mastg full, killing many oi
tne passengers. An explosion subsequent
ly occurred in the stern of the vessel, com
pleting the destruction. The total humber
of livee lost by the destruction of the vessel
KIAKISti THE MOST f HIM.
Au Alabama roDfttllnont la III lte I
Tho following, which is a copy of a let
ter to an Alabama Legislator from a consti
tuent, was brought to this city yesterday
by a gentleman who got it from tho honor
ablo party to whom it was addressed, in
WlLSOSVILI.B SllI.IU KoLVIV A LA HAM Y
Mi-ter Hon. Legislator, Mungumery
Highly respected Sir : I hope you wont
take no umbrage at the little kindness 1 ax
of you, as I voted for you and worked hard
for you. This leaves us all well and I hope
when those few lines cums to hand they
may find you enjoyin the some Ood s hies
ting. Money is scarce as you no, and I
have some nice fat chickens tu geesn and i
or 5 fat goats and can ketch rum wild tur
keys. So if it wont be botherin you too
much, will you sec what I can git fur tbem,
and if I uni t ship them to you or somebody
elte. They ould be mity nice fur christ-
mast. l'lea-e write to me in tbe kere of
Kurcel Smith. Writo soon, so no more
from your friend till death.
J. A., Kx-J. P.
I". 8. t'un you sell a fow possums ? Thar
la lots of em lound my place.
I.esfl llenilx ! Oeoritlit
1 Macon Telnirn h J
We me much pleased lo hear from all
Huarters that the farmers are putting in
heavy crops of small grain. The testimony
is concurrent that a larger area hat been
devoted this year to 'insll grain than any
year since tin; war. With good seasons
ticorgia will hnret a very heavy yield
next summer, and thus make one step for
ward in the only path that leads to genuine
Oue watch net right will do to try
many by ; but, on the other band, oue
tbat goes wrong may be the means of
misleading a whole neighborhood ;
io t ' : O e f:t:iv .f said of the ex-I.-
v. loot- ,!i(. l ,e to Itio-e
HVItt III.I.P TO TM ft IIKATHE.
"Itldat Hear Nam On Ever stay a
Word Ant Airiest.
Detroit Frss Press V
A man about thirty years old, wearing a
haltered plug list and seedy clothes, looking
as hungry as a man wbo bad been wrecked
on an iceberg, softly entered a (iratoit ave
nue saloon yesterday, and leaning over the
bar whispered to the proprietor:
'My desr sir, I am canvassing for sub
scriptions for the benefit of tho heathen."
Ih dat xo ? ' replied the sslcon keeper,
rinsing a glass.
" Yes, my friend, that is so," continued
Ihe man, taking out a very grassy past
book. " Yes, I am collecting money for the
benefit of tho poor heathen, who are living
in a ttato of vice and ignorance. Some put
down ten dollars, some five, some one all
give something. Hero is tbobiok, and you
ean give inch an amount as you think
"I-h it abetition lo dem gommon goun.
cil inquired the snlounist, at he looked at
" No, sir, you do not understand toy ob
ject. 1 sin collecting subscriptions lor the
benefit of the heathen, and you ean write
your nme and give me such an amount as
your conscience directs. "
" Vern ish dem heathens?'' inquired the
beer-seller, looking coldly at the stranger s
" In Africa," replied the agent, " in far-
off Africa, where all is gloom and loneli
ness because the heathen has no educa
"And vol gountry it dat Africa in ? ' in
quired the saloonist.
41 V dear man. .Africa is a country a
great big country, far over the deep blue
sea. Is it possible that vou never heard of
" I haf lived in Toledo and Chicago, but I
didn't hear some one ever say a word about
'' Well, that is neither here nor there. 1
am authorized to collect subscriptions for
the heathen, who ia running about in a state
of nakedness and sinfulness, and who must
have bread for his mind and be brought to
realize that he should lite for something
besides this life."
Y'ab, dat is so, " replied the salooniet in
a reflective tone.
" You contribute whatever sum vou may
think best, and I forward it to Boston b;
first mail, where it is turned into Bibles,
and the Bibles shipped to Africa. Most peo
ple esteem it a privilege to be allowed to
subscribe to this fund. Will you write your
name dow n
1 think I will, " replied the man, and be
hunted up hit pencil, and after much labor
wrote his name on one of the pages and
banded the book back with tbe remark :
" I dunno if you can read it. "
"That is all right: but you have neglect
ed to mark the amount of your contribution.
L,et a see will you say a dollar .'
" V hat !
" Will you give the sum of one dollar to
the heathen ? '
ll! Vhat you spoke about?"
Will you give me a dollar to forward to
the poor, benighted heathen!"
" Money give you money ;
" Yes for ihe heathen I"
" Gif you von dollar ?"
" Yes, a dollar for the benighted race who
am dwelling in darkness. "
J he saloon-keeper looked at him lor a
half minute, and then, reaching down for a
club, said :
"Y'ou'd better go out py dat door! I
tign dat pook to get dat heathen some close
by de poorinaster and dat is blenty. If you
stbay here some little while more 1 snail
hit you mit dis glub on de head 1 '
" .My dear''
" (lo aus mit dat door I'1 yelled the sa
loon-keeper, running from behind the bar,
and tho canvasser bad to go.
he rixii.i.T wr.vr.
I nhiirrctsful Kllort of Merman ;
(Ionian tu Urat Dos a a l lrkrl Ax'Dl
From tbe Perroit Free Pre f 1
yesterday afternoon an old man ap
peared before the Detroit ami Lansing
railroad ticket window at the Central
Deiot, and asked :
" What you charge for a ticket lo
" Two-sixty, sir," replied the agent,
wetting his thumb aud reaching out
for the money.
" Two dollar und zixty cents !" ex
claimed the stranger, pulling his head
out of the wludow.
"Yes, sir; that is the regular fare."
"Then 1 sihays here by Detroit
forty years!" said the man, getting
red In the face. " I have never seen
mesush'n sw indle as dat !"
" Two-sixty is the regular faie, and
you w ill have to pay it if you go," re
plied the agent.
" I shurst get you two dollar and no
more," said the stranger.
" No ; I can't do it."
" Veil den I sthays mit Detroit till I
dies," growled the old man, and he
went away und walked around the de
Eot. He expected to be called back as
e left the window, as a man is often
called back to " take it along " when
he lias been dialling with m clothing
dealer. Hitch an event did not occur,
and, after a few minutes, the old man
returned and called out:
' Veil, 1 gef you two dollars and ten
" No, can't do it," replied the agent.
Veil, den I don't go, so help me
grashus! 1 have lived in Detroit three
yare, und fehull bay bolice tax, sewer
tax, und want to grow up mitdis town,
und I shall not be swiudlet."
He walked off again, looking back
to see if the agent would not call him,
and after a stroll around, he returned
to the wiudow, threw down some
money, und said :
" Veil, dake two dollar und twenty
cents, and glf nie'n dickette."
" Wy dear sir, can't you understand
that we have a schedule of prices here,
and tbut I must go by it.'" replied the
'' ell, den, I sthays mit Detroit von
donsuud yare'." excluimed the stran
ger, madder than ever. " I bays ho
lice tuxes und sewer taxes, und I shall
see about this by the Hheaf cf Bo
lice!" lie walked off aguin, and as he saw
the locomotive bucking up to couple
on the train lie went back to Ihe win
dow and said :
"Gif nie'n dickette for two dollar
and thirty cents aud 1 rides on de plat
"Can't do it," said the ugent.
"Veil, den, pv golly, I spikes to you
what I doses ! Here is dem two dollar
and sixty cents, and I goes to Lansing
and never come back, or I siiail come
mil de blank road 1 I bays taxes by
dem bolice, and by dem yewers, und I
shwll show you ilat 1 shall haf U' d
(linfs no r- to )h- mi! die inwii!'1
He ei.t on n,e tram.
xr.w) min r i. la my.
Senator Bayard is to be re elected
to the Senate without opposition.
James Gordon Bennett, of the New
Y ork Herald, sailed for Kurope latt
week. . '
Tiie new Supervising Architect of
the Treasury Department is a sou of
Bishop l'otter, of New Y'ork.
It is said that Mr. Butter will suc
ceed Mr. Mullett, as Supervising Ar
chitect of the Treasury Department.
Bere 1 1 y acln the preached on Thanks
glvingdayln the American Episco
pal church at Geneva, SwiUerland, a
Smith & Veason, the Springfield
(Mass.) pistol manufacturers, have ta
ken a contract to make ten thousand
of their largest sized pistols for tbe
A little girl, reading the " History
of England " with Iter mother, and
coming to the statement that Henry
I. never laughed after tbe death of his
son, looked up ami said : " What did
lie do when ho was tickled ?"
The Nashville Bannrr of 31st says :
The full complement of machinery of
the Tennessee Cotton Manufactory,
consisting of 400 looma and 13.S40
spindles, will be put in operation with
in the next month, employing &K
bands. It now gives work to 304 per
sons. The amount of tax paid Into the
Treasury by the Natioual banks for
the current year already exceeds tV
000,000. Commissioner Douglass esti
mates that the aggregate, by the 31st
inst., will reach $9,000,000; one and a
half million more than was collected
tbe previous year.
H. I. Kimball, who left the State cf
Georgia under a cdoml anmo noun.
since, because of his connection with
the alleged fraudulent bonds, has re-
turned Lo Atlanta nml lion l,uon inci
ted by a number of lending capitalists'
to deliver a lecture on the propriety of
establishing a large cotton factory la
In Bans there are contractors wbo
nav the citv $l-0 IKVI ru.e nnm .
the privilege of sweeping the streets
perfectly clean. The work is well
done by men under the orders of tha
munlcinal atit.horiiipa mil ihn n..n .
tractors are reimbursed by the sale of
muu ami uusi, wrucii, wnen manufac
tured Into fertilizers, is said to I
The Chattanooga thminnrvial says:
Robert Johnson. iihirl fnr a nn
time employed as clerk iu tbe Atlanta
noatotllce. has been RVMttafnnH.nii, ,.)-
biugthe mails. He was finally de
tected in an act of robbery, and arrest -
Pll last HutnrHnv Tho t,rlrtnl.val nK
Jects of this fellow's thieving proclivf-
(.... , r
uro wnr imuKugea "i mercnanaise
such as are now iiermilted to rrnu
through the mails.
have lived in this city since 1865, and
never saw a holiday season pass oT
With SO littlA ft ril n bunnaod ftrht.,
.. ... ... ...... w ....... ., JJJjUHU
and general rowdyism as this. This
is one ellect of the policy pursued by
necoroer .-uej er ana tne poiioe author
ities. They are making it too hot for
the iranir of roniytot ami InofdM
usually come here about this season,
and they are taking themselves oil'.
There it an anecdote anncr th miifoi
about old General Sedgwick rwt rtsnara!
(Irant in tbe Wilderness, which ig a tri3e
inaccurate, this it the way it was: The
day before Sedgwick was killed, and whne
his infantry whs fighting to the left of Mine
nun, iwu oaiiriea oi nis artillery were
waiting for orders about a half a mile in the
roar of the line of battle. Grant came rid
ing along, accompanied by two of bis staff
probably Rawlins snd ltabcock and asked
a sergeant of artillery, who sat on hit horse
by the roadside, where General Sedgwick
was. The sergeant did not recognize Grant,
who wore no insicnia of rank. hm t,irv4
to a comrade with
" God Imighty, Hill, here's a man lookin'
for old John Sedgwick in the rear!"
At this (irant had startml In rl.tn
and the tergeant called out after him :
i say, mister, you ain t much acquain
ted with old John, are you?"
Grant laughed heartily, and replied tiat
he " used to know old John.'1
In tbe estimation of the men he bad So
long commanded, and who affectionately
called him "old John," it was proof posi
tive of a lack of acquaintance with Genera'
Sedgwick to be looking for him iu tbe
Everywhere for the booli for wh:ch ever bo-tin
eagerly waiting and looking.
AND ITS PA6T0K ; OH. HENRY WA.-.D
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tufctubte. iompitle ami unprejudiced hliMcirr of
the great tjcunUal. HM-.LY 1I.LL.STKA1ED
anil telling Ly tbourandd for terina snd.-en
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