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The llprristown Gazette.
& G. E. SPECK
A TEAK. STRICTLY IX ADVANCE.
may 18 Iy.
C . K . IIDB
WILSON, BURNS & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers and Commission Merchants,
SO South Howard Street, corner of Lombard,
WE Keep constantly on hand a large and well as
sorted stock of Groceries, suitable, for the
Southern and Western trade. We solicit consign
ments of Country Produce, such as Cotton, Feath
ers, Oinaeng, Beeswax, Wool, Dried Fruit, Fur
Skins, etc. Our facilities for doiug busineas are
such as to warrant quick sales and prompt returns.
All orders will have our prompt attention. ma27.
W. VAN HCSS.
J. VAN HCSB.
COOTER & CO.
(Mr Bend, Hamblen County. Tenn.
PRODUCE TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOR GOODS.
SALT ALWAYS KEPT ON HAND. jy8-ly
P. L. DAVIES & BRO.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Watches, Jewelry, Diamonds
JSi Iver-wa re,
CORNER CHURCH AND SUMMER ST.
Mrs. A. P. Flynn,
At the Turley House,
"I'EKPS Constantly on hand the Latent and most
Fashionable Styles of
Millinery and Straw Goods,
BONNET, TBIMM1SS AND VELVET KIISBO.YS,
Bonnet Silks, Satins and Velvet,
Clouds, Netts, Crapes, Bodies, Flowers,
Straw Bonnets Ladies" Hals
TKI.UMKI) AND UN Till MM CO
Mns. a. 3. Itrnf STTHKW.
MHS. K. K. HATNIE.
DONALDSON & KAYNIE,
Dressmakers & Milliners,
(First door west of the Steam Mill,)
UORIilS rOWN, TENN.
"lVOl'ID Respectfully announce to the Lodie
HorristowB and viiinitv that thev Iim- on
an establishment fur the purpose of carrying ou the
Millinery aM Dressiaiim Business
In all its branches, and s"liirit a share of their pat
ronage, pledging our bet efforts to render entire
E. F. ESPF.RANDIEr
ESPERANDIEU & CO,,
Cigar Maiflfaetiirers, -
Trompt attention paid to Orders, and satisfaction
guaranteed as to quality of goods and prices.
Our Cigars can be purchased, at, manufacturer's
prices, from Br. O. T. Magee, Morristowu.
J. H. COULTER.
J. W. BROWDER
COULTER & BROWDER,
D CALEBS IN
Drugs, Medicines, Paints,
Oils, Varnishes, DyQstufls,
P latent medicines, Fancy Goods
AND, IS FACT,
Everything usually kept in a
Retail Drug Store.
fhysicians Proscriptions Carefully Compounded,
THE OLD, RELIABLE ASD "PERMASEST"
Bar b e r ,
flOSTIXUES to "hold forth" at his old stand on
Cumberland Street, near the Railroad, where he
will be pleased to see and wait upon all of his old
customers, and as maiy new ones as may feel in
clined to patronize him.
Lewis & Jackson.
SCCOCSSOBS TO IVANS LKWIS,
Furs, Trunks. Traveling Bags,
FURNISHING GOODS, &c.
No S3 fiay Street,
Egg Knoxville, Tenn.
Ben. F. Mitchell,
CARPENTER & BUILDER,
Morrialo wn, Ten n .
PROPOSES to the citizens of this community to
contract for the work of every deaariptiun of
Buildings, upon the most favorable terms. Parties
who contemplate the erection of houses would do
weu to can on him. He is prepared to furnish all
the necessary material tor buildings, upon such
terms that cannot fail to be to the advantage of the
person building. Those who doubt this, can be sat
isfied of ita truth by c jnsulting the undersigned.
w14--) B. F. MITCHELL.
J - C O O L E Y ,
Carpenter and Builder,
f WING to Mr. Cork's bad health, and his wiah
v'to attend the Springs this anmmer, Coo ley k
Cook hare diseolred partnershjhr mutual consent,
t wish to say through your paflHbat the "old man"
Cooley is h re, has a good run of work, aud a con
siderable amount on bands, and still solicit the
patronage of his friends and the public generally.
I wish to hire THREE or FOUR
Good workmen no other kind need apply but tha
above can get the best wages paid in Morristowu.
A. J. COOLEY.
INT SEND AWAY FROM HOME TO HAVE
Your Job Printing done. The Gazrttc OIBi-e
! prepared to do any and all kinds at low figures.
Vol. VII No. 17.
COWAN, McCLUNG & CO,
Are now offering to the trade the largest and most
desirable stock of
Ever brought to the Southern country.
Cowan, McClung & Co.
Boots & Shoe
MADE TO ORDER,
Of the best material, and as their very large pur
chases secure to them extremely low fig
ures, they are enabled to guarantee
their prices against any mar
ket lu the United States.
0WAN, M'CLUNS &, GO
Have the Handsomest line of
Including Indies' Trimmed Goods,
They ever purchasf-d, and at lower prices.
COWAN, M'CLUNG & CO.
HAVE IN STORE A FRESH STOCK OF
Adapted to the season.
QOWAX, McCLUNG & CO.
Are in receipt of full lines of
Hardware and Cutlery.
GTO. 'CLUNG &J0.
Also have a special department of
Cl 1 : E V H W ARE,
COWAN, M'CLUNG & CO.
ONLY SELL TO
The Type Upon Which
IS X It I TS T E I
WAS CAST AT THE
RICHMOND TYPE FOUNDRY,
1200 & 1208 Franklin Street.
H. L. Pelouze &Co.
MOULDERS PATTERS LETTERS
Always on H and.
R. C. Jackson,
F. M. McSluno,
J. W. Lit, LABI),
East Tennessee National Bant
(The only .National Bank Between Salem, Fa.,
aud Cleveland. Teun..)
Designated Depositary f the Called States
AND SUCCESSORS TO
First National JM of KnoiTiUe.
Jus, R. Anderson, Bristol H. H. Matlock, Riceville
nob t Jjove, Johnson City
N, Rogaj-t, Philadelphia.
J. H. Earnest Itbeatown. J. A. Rayl, Knoxville.
F, W. Taylor, sr., llussell- Joseph Jauues, "
ville. : F. H. MtstUitPi'.
F. H. MoCluPtf,
R. M. liartou, Morris town. Sam McKinney,
W m. Uraseitt.il, Sew Mar- H. B. Boyd,
V. W. Woodruff.
Wm. Harris, Dundridge.
Geo. A. Fain, "
J. E. Raht, Cleveland.
it. W. Lillard,
! lulia Jacluon,
' R. C. Jackson,
RECEIVES Deposits, Buys and SeUs Exchange,
Foreign and Domestic, deals in Oold, Silver,
I'ncurrent Bank Notes, United States, State, County
and Corporation Bonds and Coupons, and will
do a General Collecting and Banking Business
throughout the Unit&d States. febl3-ly.
W. M . WILMETH,
MAIN STREET, MORRISTOWN, TENN.
Has opened a complete stock of
Family Gr oc eri es,
Which he offers cheap for Cash.
He will pay the highest market price far all kinds of
Also, keepa a good stock of Staple Goods, such as
Heavy Domestics, Shoes, 1 "Tints, Fancy Goods.
Tbia la the place where you can always find some.
nuig good to eat. jel9-ly.
H. HUD 6 INS,
NEAR THE DEPOT,
Mo rristown, Te n n .
I Y Shop is fitted up in good style, and I offer
accommodations equal to the best. I return
thanks to my friends and the public for their pat
ronage in the past, and respectfully solicit a con
tinuance of the same, feb5-tf.
A GOOD COOPER TO MAKE ONE THOUSAND
v barrels, for which we will pay cash ; but prefer
si-Ding 00 acres of laud, well Umbered, 1 miles
from Ho: st ou river ; all tillable, and for which we
mil take the making of
1000 barrels in payment.
and we furnish the h
E. O. TATE.
Beau's Station, Teun.
i; kiii mn
; II Bi If I I II I Una
For over FORTY YEARS this
LIVER MEDICINE has proved to be the
GREAT UNFAILING SPECIFIC
for Liveb Complaint and its painful offspring
DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, Jaundice, Bilious
attacks, SICK HEADACHE, Colic, Depression of
Spirits SOUR STOMACH, Heart Burn, CHILLS
AND FEVER, &c, &c
After years of careful experiments, to meet a
great and urgent deaaand. we new produce from
our original Oescisi Powders
a Liquid form of SIMMONS'LIVER REGULATOR,
containing all its wonderful and valuable proper
ties, and offer it iu
ONE DOLLAR BOTTLES
The Powders, (price as before,) $1.00 per package.
Sent by mail 1.04
Buy no Powders or PREPARED SIMMONS'
LIVER REGULATOR unless in our engraved
wrapper, with Trade mark. Stamp and Signature
unbroken. None otiier is genuine.
J. II ZE1L1N & CO.,
MACON, OA., and PHILADELPHIA.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
THOS. J. SPECK, D. D. S.
Ropersville.Tenn.. from 1st to 15th of each month.
Morristown, from 15th to last of each month.
TERMS Cask or Its equivalent
T" . iVI A. C E E ,
Will give special attention to the
TBKATMK.VT OP DISEASES OK WOMEN.
WILL. S. DICKSC
DICKSON & BARTON,
Attorneys at Law,
tVTTIX Practice in all th Courts of upper East
Tennessee. Prompt and pecial attention aJ I
Refkbksokk by Peiimissiojj Roj't M.-Far'ond,
R. M. Barton, sr., D. Morris, Wni. Fasten, R. J.
Kidwell, Earnest & Briscoe, Pence A l.yl Br. O.
T. v.. .:.-, Morristowu, Tenn. ; J. A. K:iyl, Kimx
ville, Tenn. ; Wm. H. Moffett, New Market, Teuu. ;
H. Bniser. Greeueville, Tenn. ; Davit Is MoFarland,
Bristol, Tenn. febl9-ly.
t . o J s o rs
H AVISO Permanently located in Morristown, res
pectfully offers bis services to the public.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Terms liberal.
tif Oflice over Folaom k Taylor's Store.
JAMES P. EVANS,
Attorney at Law,
T E N S
Will practice in all the courts of Last Tennessee,
where the FEE will justify. Prompt attention will
be given to collections.
Attorney at Law,
E E NEVILLE, T E N N .
Will practice in the courts of the First Judicial
Circuit and the Supreme Court at Knoxville. Will
also give prompt attention to tha coliecUoa of all
kinds of claims and debts.
(OPPOSITE THE DEPOT,)
fl o r ristown, Te n n .
T. C. Cain, Proprietor.
rfHK TURLEY HOUSE 18 " FIRST-CLASS "
x In all departments, with large, comfortable and
well-furnished rooms, while the Table is supplied
with the best fare of the country,
ZX- A well-stocked LI VERY STABLE is kept in
connection with the Turley House. Un.
ST OF -A. T THE
Street, iMorriatovrn, Tenn.,
roCATKP In the Business Centre of town, and
j hut a few steps in rear ot the Depot. Con
nected with the Virginia HOVSB Is a good Liv
ery and Sale Stable, and parties can be fur
nished with horses, buggies, hacks, etc., at
Low Charge., Good Fareaad ( areful Attention
DAILY LINK TO TATE'S SPKIM.
Baggage carried from and to the Depot free
OPPOSITE COURT HOCSE.
Main Street, Knoxville, Tenn.
Wm. SMITH, PROPRIETOR.
(FORMERLY STACEY HOUSE.)
Church Street, Nashville, Tenn.
M. B. WINBOUBW, PROPRIETOR.
J. T. IiLAND AND W. S. WINBOURN, CLERKS.
THE Battle House is moat conveniently located
to all the PeDots. tha CanitoL and to th huainaa
portion of the city.
Corner of 8th and Church Streets,
LVNOHBURQ, "V -A--
L. W. 8COVILLE k CO., PKOPBIETOBS.
t Hi frtM DtBOU. Free
.SBBBBVaPlssaSP .K z JaW
MORRISTOWN, TENN., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1873.
jKiss me CjtoocI JVigflit.
A little girl said to her mother, as
she gave her a good night kiss, "I
wish you would kiss me always,
mother, the ver last thing at night.
I am happier in my sleep when jou
kiss me, and I think I rest better."
"Dear mother, when my prayer is said,
Before you take the light,
Oh ! lean your head so closely down,
And always kiss good night !
f For I am happier in my dreams,
And sleep in sweeter rest,
If I have laid my lips to thine,
And thine to mine are pressed.
'"One kiss, dear mother, for the love
My heart keeps warm for thee ;
And one for all the tenderness
Thy sweet eyes look to me.
Kiss me forgiveness of my wrongs,
Kiss me with hope and prayer,
That I shall be a better child,
And more reward thy care.
"Ki.-n me for some poor orphan child,
To whom no kiss is given ;
And next for all the happy ones,
And then for one in heaven.
Kiss me for everything I love,
The beautiful and bright ;
Sweet mother, kiss me for thyself
Once more, and now good night."
T'lie "Wi'orig- I Met iii't.
"A pretty face a very pretty face,
I turned the little photograph up
side down, held it at arm's length,
and scrutinized it closely with my
Henry Wallis looked pleased, a
man naturally likes to have his affi
anced duly admired and appreciated.
'So this is the Bessie Armitage I
have heard so much of : rea11 Wallis,
she does credit to j our taste. A
blonde, I suppose?"
"Fair as a lilly, with blue eyes and
the sunniest golden hair !"
"Ah ! well, I must say I prefer the
brunette style so far as my taste
but then, fancies differ, you
It was all very well for Henry
1 Wallis to go into ecstacies about this
pallid, fairhaircd little Bessie Armi-
he hail never met the gl.ir.ee of
Cecilia Vernon's magnificent dark
e3-es. What did he know abont the
true type of feminine beauty?
"As 30U say. fancies differ," Wal
lis returned lightly. "But I wish
you would select a handsome frame
for it when you go to town next
blue velvet, with a gold rim on the
margin, or some such tasteful ar
rangement." "111 see to it," I said, depositing
the picture in the envelope and turn
ing it to my inside breast pocket.
"You'll be very careful of it ?"
"Careful ! Of course I shall."
I smiled a little loftily at Wallis'
solicitude, and we parted.
After all. Henry Wallis was better
off than I was, for he was securely
engaged to the dimpled, yellow
tressed little object of his affections ;
while I was yot. as it were, in outer
darkness, uncertain whether my
peerless Cecilia returned my devo
tion, or whether she secretly inclined
toward that fellow, Fitzhugh Tre
foil. A score of times I had re
solved to settle the question : a
score of times I had gone to the
Vernons' house with the very for
mula of declaration on my lips, and
as often had the words died away
If fate had only gifted me with
one-thousandth part of Fitzhugh
Trefoil's off-hand audacity ! I don't
think any thing short of the deluge
could check that fellow's cool self
possession ; an earthquake would
However, love inspires the fee
blest heart with a sort of courage,
and I was a new man since Miss
Vernon had smiled upon me. What
was the use of doubting? Why not
decide my fate at once? Henry
Wallis' serene content exercised a
stimulating influence upon me. I
would fain have been even as he
"There is no sense in procrastina
ting matters any further," I said half
aloud, as I walked up and down the
limited domains of my law office.
"I have been a doubting fool quite
I'm afraid I wasn't a very amia
ble member of the domestic circle
"I think Paul is growing crosser
every day," said my sister, shrug
ging her plump little shoulders.
"Mamma I wish you'd speak to
But my mother, bless her wise
soul, knew better than that. She
only looked at rae over the rims of
her spectacles, and went on darning
"Paul is worried with business
matters, I suppose," she said, apob
ogetically. "Paul will do well
enough, if you only let him alone."
I went up to my room after dinner
and made an elaborate toilet ; but
all the pains I bestowed upon it
served only to heighten the general
effect of awkwardness.
"I've two minds to wait till to-
morrow," quoth I to myself, abrupt
ly stopping, with my cravat half
No, I mijdit be a coward, but I
was not such a poltroon as that. I
had begun the enterprise, and I
would carry it through. Moreover,
I had an inspiration. An entirely
new and original method of putting
the momentous query had occurred
' Hang Fitzhugh Trefoil !" I ex
claimed gleefully, half aloud, though as8embled family group ; so I ad
there was no ear to hear my ejacula- j mm.ed myself with the latch key,
tion. m win the dark-eyed treas- j arui stole noiselessly up stairs, where
ure yet, iu spite of him."
I opened my writing-case, and
carefully took out a little carte de
visite wrapped in tissue paper, and
tenderly laid it away with a pink
silk perfumed satchel that Minnie
had made for me once. It was
Cecilia's picture ; she had allowed
me to steal it away from her, with
scarcely a remonstrance, a week
before. Then was the time I ought
to have proposed ; but, like the
timorous doubting moon-calf that I
was, I had let the golden tide of op
portunity slip away from me.
I drew Bessie Armitage's vacant,
doll like face from its envelope, and
compared the two with a
triumph in my heart.
"Colorless water beside crimson,
sparkling champagne '. a pale violet
in the shadow of a royal rose ' pearls j
eclipsed by the fiery flash of dia-1
monds !" I exclaimed. "Henry Wal-
lis" taste may be correct and classical
but give me my radiant brunette !
These bleached-out beauties don't
correspond with my ideal of per
fection." It was a lovely spring evening as I
entered the white graveled path that
led up to the broad porch of the old
fashioned Vernon mansion. Squire
Vernon sat there smoking his nicer-
"Won't you sit down and have a
! smoke?" he demanded hospitably,
j "Its a real luxury to be able to take
' a whiff out of doors, after being shut
up in the house all winter. Or may
prefer going in to see
Sensible old gentleman ! he had
: not forgotten his own young days.
I intimated that the special object of
my visit had been to "see Cecil."
'Well, she is in the parlor, all by
herself," said the Squire, good hn
moredly. '-Walk in walk in.'
Cecilia Vernon was sitting in the
parlor alone, as her father had said,
the bright center of a cheerful circle
of lamp light. A bit of crochet work
wa3 lying in her lap, and an open
volume of poems poems I had sent
her was on the table.
Cecilia Vernon was always fair to
look upon in my sight ; to-night, how
ever, she seemed more than ordinari
I sat down, and began hesitatingly
upon the never failing topic of the
weather. A proposal had seemed
the easiest thing In the world as I
walked along the dewy edges of the
peaceful, star-lighted road, contem
plating it from afar-off ; but now
that I was facing it, Alps upon Alps
of difficult' and perplexity seemed
to surround its accomplishment. I
would have given all that I was worth
to postpone the evil day but twenty-
four hours all but my self respect,
and that was imperiled now.
Cecilia tried to keep the ball of
conversation in motion ; she intro
duced her subjects, asked
a V' a i tii
and feigned deep inter-
est iu the most abstruse of topics.
But even Cecilia couldn't talk on
forever, and presently with a little
sigh of despair, she subsided into
Now was the eventful moment of
"Cecilia !" I said softly.
She raised the liquid brown eyes
"I want to confide in you to night
have I your permission to speak ?"
'Certainly, Mr. Markbani."
I am very much in love, Cecilia ;
in fact, my heart has long ago gone
out of my own possession into that
I stopped with the fatal husky
feeling in my throat. Cecilia was
blushing divinely ! I drew my chair
close to lier's with the sensation of a j
man who has just pulled the string
of a cold shower bath.
"Who is the lady?" faltered Ce
cilia; as if she did not know perfect
ly well already.
"Shall I show you her picture,
Miss Vernon inclined her head
almost to the level of my shoulder,
to look at the little carte de visite I
drew from my pocket. I skillfully
stole one arm around her waist.
"See, dearest !"
But, to my horror and disma-, she
snatched her hand from iny clasp,
sprang up, and started away, like
some fair evening goddess I
"How dare you insult me thus,
"Cecilia! bow what
"Don't presume to call tnc Cecilia,
sir?" sobbed the indignant girl, burst'
ing into tears, and sweeping from too
I sat like one palsied. What had
I done? Why was the gracious
mood of my enchantress thus sud
denly transformed to gall and bitter
ness? Surely she would presently
return and apologize for her capri
cious exit? But she did not return ;
and after waiting long in vain, I
; sneaked out of a side
j crept dejectedly home,
burning with wonder and resent
ment. I had no mind to meet the
my lamp still burned the lamp I
had lighted with such high and bound
ing hopes !
I threw off my coat viciously ; as
I did so the forgotton carte de visite
dropped from my pocket. I stopped
to pick it up
It was the portrait of
Bessie Armitage ! And there on the
mantle, where in my heedless haste
I had left it, was the divine counte
nance of my queen, Cecilia !
I had shown her the wrong photo
All was clear now ! Her indigna
tion and resentment the whole
tangled web of mystery was un-
tlt KUS , A 11LI UJ 11. IU VKJ
rush back to her, but at that moment
the clock struck eleven !
It was too late now. All apology
and explanation must be deferred
until the morrow. And with a dis
contented spirit I sought my couch.
Early the next morning I walked
i over to tlie ol(1 Vernon mansion ;
! lmt' expeditious as I was. Trefoil
had been there before me. I met
him coming whistling down the walk
as self-possessed as ever.
"Good-morning !" I said briefly,
endeavoring to pass him ; but he de
"Congratulate me, my dear fellow !
I am the happiest man in the world.
Cecilia Vernon has just promised to
be nry wife !"
1 stared blanklv at him, and with
one or two unintelligible murmurs,
1 turned round short and walked home
again. M3- rival had improved the
propitious opportunity, and caught
! Cecilia's heart in the rebound !
Well so goes the world, and I am
a bachelor yet. There is but one
Cecilia, and she. alas ! is married to
A man in La Crosse, Wis., has
been married only six months, has
! applied for a divorce on the ground
I of the cruel and inhuman treatment
which he receives from h is wife. He
evidently does not understand the
situation. A husband who persists
in keeping his wife in a frozen region,
where there is winter thirteen mofaths
in the year, must not become dis
couraged if she kicks him once or
twice a day to keep her blood in cir
culation. When that military commission
hangs Captain Jack, they ought to
string up at least one of his squaws
in order to carry out the parallel
suggested by Attorney-General Wil
liam. A government officer who
would refer to the commission that
hung Mrs. Surratt as authority,
ought to be presented with a rope
and commended to retire.
A young man in Lancaster sent
off his first postal cardjiast week.
After writing a message on the card,
he enclosed it in an envelope, put
on a three cent stamp and dropped
it iu the postoffice, remarking that
it was a very handy arrangement,
and should have been introduced
"You ought to let me pass here
free of charge, considering the
benvolent nature of my profession,"
said a physician to a toll-gate keep
er. "Not so," was the reply, "you
send too many decul hends through
here now." The doctor didn't stop
to argue the point, but paid his toll
and passed on.
The murderer Lusignani, lately
hung in New Jersey, had some na
tive wit, if he did part his hair in
the middle. Just before he was led
out to execution one of the priests
said : "I would willingly be in your
place, you will be in heaven soon."
"Well, take my place," said the pris
oner ; "I will get under the bed."
A tin wedding was lately observed
after a rather unusual manner. The
wife eloped with a young fellow, tak
ing with her all the "tin" she had
saved in ten years. The discovery
of her absence closed the festivites.
A chap given to statistics esti
mated that over two thousand toes
were frozen during the last winter
by young ladies keeping their beaux
lingering at the gate, instead of ask
ing them into the parlor.
The soil in Nebraska frose to the
depth of eight feet. The potato
bug ob ! where was he ? He was
nine feet down, and is now coming
out gay and lively.
4 mm i -
Great warriors, like great earth'
quakes, are principally remembered
for the mischief they have done.
Two Dollars a Year.
Too Mueh Dosing.
Unless the directions of the doctor
j are aided by the prudence of the pa-
tient, the doctor is simply required
to perform miracles. This is the
burden of a recent essay giving at
tention to the old subject of over
dosing. If the medicine he gives is
counteracted by the carelessness of
; the patient, he may try the whole
j round of remedies, and consult the
I skill of a host of doctors, and, at
j the end, reach the experience of the
unfortunate mentioned in the good
book, who "had suffered many things
of many physicians, and had spent
all that she had, and was nothing
better, but rather grew worse." Of
all professions the doctors are the
least "masters of the situation."
So mneh n'pnenn's nn t.h nprsons
j , , , , ,
prescribed for, and so mucu blame is
thrown on the practitioner for what
is simply the fault of the person he
is vainly endeavoring to relieve, that
the more patients the doctor has the
more he stands in need of patience
And not unfrequently the doctor is
summoned to give "a do.e of some
thing," when he finds that "absti
nence," air, exercise, either or all
three, answers a great deal better.
The consolation to the faculty is,
that fancied invalids furnish the
most lucrative practice. Even that
consideration does not alwa3rs com
pensate the doctor. "How are von?"
said a friend to an eminent physi
cian of this city, as he stepped from
his carriage. "Half crazed with
neuralgia," said the brusque doctor,
"and wholly sick with listening to
the whims and winnings of people
who are in better health than I am !"
"Why don't you prescribe fer j'our
self, then !" "Pshaw '." growled the
doctor, as he ran up his steps. He
knew that he really needed rest
more than any physic, but he could
not take it. Yet, if he had pre
scribed so simple a thing to some of
his patients, he would have run the
risk of offending their sensibilities.
Common sense is abating in some
degree the evil of overdosing.
Within the memory of men not old,
the physician's precriptions were as
wholesale then compared to retail
now. For centuries from the time
of the tyrant Xero down to that of
the Venitian Doges, a nostrum was
compounded of some seventy ingredient-,
and considered to be "the
sovereignest" thing on earth. Du
ring the present century even it has
been prepared and prescribed as
"Venice Treacle," or Theriaca, aud
some ld-time pharmaceutists will
now put it up to order. It was but
an exaggerated type of certain fea
tures of old practice. Happily it
has gone out of date ; but unhappily
there are some hypochondriacs who
will, on their own responsibility, toss
the full tale of seventy irritants into
their stomachs, and let the com
pounding be done there in the dark,
which was once done in the pres
ence of magistrates with all form
Good physicians are among the
benefactors of mankind, and the evil
complained of is, not that they are
consulted but that their advice and
directions are not properly heeded.
They are as ready to suggest pre
vention as to attempt cures and
where their sensible warnings are
heeded, the need of drugs is pre
vented. They recognize, moreover,
the valuable services of woman in
the nursery and the sick chamber ;
for woman is by her very nature a
physician ef tho best order, under
standingthe wonderful value of quiet
and cheerfulness. She seems to have
n intuitive knowledge of what is
helpful and hopeful, and the educa
tion of those who "feel their voca
tion" as physicians, and especially
as nurses, is among the most desira
ble of methods to relieve humanity
of its sorrows.
Hurrying Matters Through.
A man and woman were married
down in Georgia the other day,
who got drunk before dinner, fought
in the aftern 'on and slept in the
guard-house at night. Can this be
regarded as a bridal trip?
Richmond, Va., boasts of a stove
in the hail of its capitol, which was
made in England, sent to Richmond
in 1770, and warmed the house of
burgesses for sixty years before it
was removed to its present location,
where it has been for thirty yetlrs.
When a wife in Turkey forgets to
keep the suspender buttons sewed on
her husband's trowsers, she is patud
on the back for half an hour with a
pine board half an inch thiok.
A Montana paper reports that tlte
servant girls of Helena have struck
for sixty-six dollars a mouth, two
silk dresses and the privilege of the
pailor every Sunday.
We see it stated that Hon. Jeffer
son Davis is engaged in writing a
book on tho war of the "Rebellion."
A drunken Toledo man wrote on
the wall of his cell : "Jug not, that
ye be not jugged."
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A Parting, a Meeting, and a Wedding.
Ten years ago Maurice II. Christie
journeyed from England to America,
j and found employment in Lord &
Taylor's. After five years' faithful
service, on recommendation of that
firm, he began travelling for White,
Ross & Co. ; with whom he remains.
j Before he visited this country he" fefi
in love with a blue-eyed maid of
tewlve years, and on parting, the
two bound themselves with scrfe'uin
vows to become man and wife. Mau
rice did not hear from her driflrig
the ten years' absence. He worked
hard and laid up a snug little for
tune. Last Saturday a friend told
him that a young English woman
was in the Stacy House whose name
was Carrie Linyard. Maurice hast
ened, and found his betrothed of ten
years ago a beautiful, accomplished
3'oung lady. Her aged father Was
with her. The old to"ws efe' re
peated. Each had written to the
other, but the letters did not reach
their destination. With the' fat lifer's
' approval they were married that
night, and they now live in Mont
gomery street, Jersey city, as happy
as two bees ina tube rose.
Reorganizing; His Wife.
"I never attempted t reorganize
my wife but once," confessed Arte
mus Ward. "I shall never attempt
to do it again. I'd been to a public
dinner, and had allowed myself to be
betrayed into drinkin' sererrtl peo
ple's health ; and wishing to make
'em as robust as possible, I con
tinued drinkin' their health until my
own was affected. Consekence I
presented myself to Betsy's bed
chamber late at night with consider
able liquor concealed about my per
son. I had somehow got possession
of a hoss-whip on my way home, and
rememberin' some crank' observa
tion of Mrs. Ward's in the morn in,'
I snapped the whip putty lively and
in a very loud voice I said : 'Bet
sy, you need reorganizin ;' I contin
ued, crackin' the whip over the bed,
'I have come to reorganize yoh.' I
dreamed that nite somebody had
laid a hoss-whip across me several
times and when I woke up I found
she had. I liaint drank much of anj'
thing sinco, and if I ever have
another reorganizing job on hand, I
shall let it out."
The spring of 1873, says the New
York Bulletin, will be remembered
by the importers of dry goods as
one in which they did their business
for little less thaii uothing. Al
though the importations have been
less than last 3ear, yet a very largo
amount of goods were carried over
from 1872, so that, on the whole, tho
stocks were quite large ; and, in the
absence of any healthy demand, the
importers have had to sell a large
portion of their goods at ruinous
losses, while the proportion on which
they have made extra profits has bsen
too small to constitute any offset of
importance. Take, for instance, th
article of silks. The importations,
for the first five months of the year,
amounted to only $14. 000,000 against
$18,400,000 for tho same time of
1872; yet so depressed has the mar
ket been, that it has been found im
possible to fully market this compar
atively moderate importation, and
now, at the close of the season, wc
find a large jobbing house buying out
the stocks of importers and re-exporting
them to Europe at at profit.
The Secret of Life.
I owe my success in life to one
fact : At the age of twenty -seven I
commenced and continued for years,
the practice Of daily reading and
speaking upon the contents of some
historical or scientific book. These
off-fiand efforts were made some
times in a corn-field, at others in the
forest, and not unfrequently in some
distant barn, with the horse aud ox
for my auditors. It is to this early
practice in the great art of arts that
I am indebted for the primary and
leading impulse that stimulated me
forward and shaped and moulded
my entire subsequent destiny. Im
prove, then young gentlemen, the
superior advantages you here enjoy.
Let no day pass without exercising
me power oi speecn. mere is no
power like oratory. Caesar controled
men by exciting their tears. Cicero
by captivating their affections and
swaying their passions. The influ
ence of the one died with the author ;
that of the other continues to this
day. Henry Ckiy.
Jcdediah Burchard, once preach
ing a revival sermon, was interrupt
ed by the entrance of Aaron Burr.
"Here comes one," said the revival
ist "against whom even I will testi
fy lu the day of judgment." "Yes
sir," said Burr, "in fifty years of
criminal practice, I have always
found that the greatest rascals torn
A San Francisco girl washed all
day, made a supper off twelve boiled
eggs, and then danced all ght.
The funeral processiou was brief, ou
account of the epizootic.