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The Morristown Gazette.
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L. P. & G. E. SPECK
$2 A TEAR, STRICTLY IN ADVANCE.
M A T IT E W..S O S ,
AUGUSTA, G A.
V . K . L I E
WILSON, BURNS & CO,,
Wholesale (irowrs and Commission Merchants,
30 South Howard Street, corner of Lombard,
WE Keep constantly on hand a large and well as
sorted stock of Groceries, suitable for the
Bouthern and Western trade. We solicit consign
ments of Country Produce, such an Cotton, Feath
ers, Ginseng, Beeswax, Wool, Dried Fruit, Fur
Skins, etc. Our facilities for doing business are
such aato warrant quick sales and prompt returns.
All orders will have our prompt attention. ma'27.
J. VAN HTff
COOTEII & CO.
Chncky Bend, Hamblen County, Tenn.
PKODUCE TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOR GOODS.
SALT ALWAYS KEPT ON HAND. jy8-ly
F. L. DAVIES & BRO.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Watches, Jewelry, Diamonds .
Sterling S ilve r-w arc.
CORNER CHURCH AND SUMMER. ST.
Mrs. A. P. Flyna,
At tlis Tiirley Honse.
TJ" KEPS Constantly on hand the Latest
- Fashionable Styles of
Millhfery and Straw Goods,
BONNET, HUMMING AN U VELVET U1B30NS,
lionnrt Silks, Satins and Velvets,
Blonds, Netts, Crape, Ruches, Flowers,
Straw Bonnets Ladies Hats
TRIMMED AND D N Tit I M M EI)
MRH. A. J. Ii
DONALDSON & HAY?J!E,
Dressmakers & Milliner
MORRIS fO WNt
tfnl announce to the Ladies of I
ml vicinity thai th-y byt opened I
or the purpose ot tarrying on the I
l 1111 111 1 1 w 1 1 1 n A 1 1 1 u
U 11. JL XJ L J ... -i . I .
Ill all its branches, and solicit a share of their pat
ronage, pledging our best effort to render entire
Prompt attention j aid to Orders, and satisfaction
guaranteed as to quality of goods and prices.
Our Cigars can be purchased, at manufacturer's
prices, from Dr. G. T. Magee, Morristown.
J. H. COULTER.
J. W. BKO
COULTER & BROWDER,
Oils, Varnishes, Dystufi,
Patent Medicines, Fancy iooIs
AND, IN FACT,
Everything usually kept in a
Retail Drug Store.
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
THE OLD, RELIABLE AND "PERMANENT"
CONTINUES to "hold forth at his old stand on
C'imberland Street, near the Railroad, where he
will be plea-. .1 to see and wait upon all of his old
customers, and as many new ones as may fee! in
clined to patronize him.
Lewis & Jackson,
fsrCCESSOBK TO EVANS LEWIS,
X o 52 Cay Street,
A. G. JiCKHON.
Ben. F. Mitchell,
CARPENTER & BUILDER,
Morr is tow n Ten n .
PROPOSES to the . iti.ens of this community to
contract for the work of every description of
Buildiutrs, upon the most favorable terms. larties
who contemplate the erection of houses would do
well to call on him. He is prepared to furnish all
the necessary material for buildings, upon such
terms thatcauuot fail to be to the advantage of the
person bujliBng. Tb.uw who doubt this, can be sat
isfied of as truth by consulting the undersigned.
octl4-ly.J b. r. MITCHELL.
A. J. C O O L E Y
Carpenter and BnMer,
T E N N
VOWING to Mr. Cook's bad health, and his wish
"to attend the Springs this summer, Oooley &
Cook have dissohed purtnei-ship by mutual concent.
I wish to say through your paper that the "old man"
Cooley is here, has a good run of work, and a cou
iderable amount on hands, and still si lu its t ka
patronage of hi.- friends and the public generally
I wish to hire THREE or FOUR
Good workman no other kind need apply but the
above can get the beat wages paid in Morristown.
A. J. COOLEY.
AKD8 AND BILL
LY Tiiuicd ut thib
Vol. VII No. 19.
COWAN, MeCLUNG- & CO.,
Are now offering to the trade the largest and moat
desirable stock of
Ever brought to the Southern country.
Cowan, McClung & Co.
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 in the United States.
GWAN, M'CLUNG & CO
Have the Handsomest line of
Including Ladies' Trimmed Goods,
They ever purchased, and at lower prices.
COWAN, M'CLUNG & CO.
HAVE IN STORE A FRESH STOCK OF
v AVJ tiJJLl.X.l.VJ
Adapted to the season.
QOWAX, MeCLUNG & CO.
Are in receipt of full lines of
Hardware and Cutlery.
$1 mm & jo.
Also have a special depart meut of
COWAN, M'CLUNG & CO.
ONLY SELL TO
The Type Upon Which
WAS CAST AT THE
RICHMOND TYPE FOUNDRY,
1200 & 1208 Franklin Street.
H. L. Pelonze &Co.
MOULDERS PATTERN LETTERS
J. W. !.;..?. i: p.
East Tennessee National Ml
ri:c only .National Rank Between Nalem, la.,
and t lei eland. Tenn.,)
Designated Depository of the United States
AND SUCCESSORS TO
First National Bank of Knonille.
Jos. R. Anderson, Bristol H. H. Matlc-k, Riceville.
Rob't Love, Johnson City. N. Bogart, Philadelphia.
J. II. Karnes', Kheatown. J. A. Rayl, Knoxville.
F. W. Taylor, sr., Russell- Joseph Jaques, "
ville. F. H. McClung, -
R. M. Barton, Morristown. Sam McKinney, "
Wm. Brazeltou, New Mar- S. B. Boyd, "
ket. W. W. Woodruff, "
Win. Harris, D&ndridge. I J. W. Lillard, "
Geo. A. Fain, " I Julia Jackson, "
J. E. Raht, Cleveland. I R. C. Jackson, "
I) K( LIVES Deposits, Buys and Sells Exchange,
AV Foreign and Domestic, deals in Gold, Silver,
Unenrrent Bank Notes, 1'iuted States, State, County
and Corporation Bonds and Coupons, and will
do a General Collecting and Banking Business
throughout the United States. febl'J-ly.
' H. HUDGINS,
NEAR THE DEPOT,
Mo r r i s t ow ?i, Tenn .
A 1 Y Shop is fitted up in good style, and I offer
' accommodatioua equal to the best. I return
I thanks to my friends and the public for their pat
ronage in the past, and respecttully solicit a con
tinuance of the same. feb5-tf.
A GOOD COOPER TO MAKE ONE THOUSAND
J Barrels, for which we will pay cash but prefer
selling t0 acres of land, well timbered, 1 it, miles
from Holton river; all tillable, and for which we
Hill take the making ot 1Q)0 barrels in payment,
and we furnish the hoop iron. Address
E. O. TATE,
mayS Bean's Station, Tenn.
THOS. L. DORSEY,
ylLL Be pleased to receive a call from all who
" wish work done in
First Class Style
Of workmaJkaUp. Ami will insure a good fit at
Snor On Main bt., in Mr. Johnson -i office, jel.
i 51 fit I
U HUl lJlllUll
ROBBIE'S SOLD THE BABY'.
Robbie's sold the baby !
Sold her out and out !
And I'll have to tell you
How it came about.
When on New Year's morning
Robbie's opening eyes
Spied the bran-new baby
What a glad surprise !
Constantly we watched her,
Scarcely cared to play,
Lest the precious baby
Should be snatched away.
He it was who named her
"Becky," "Betsy Ann ;"
Told what he would buy her
When he was a man.
Now he's gone and sold her !
For to-day he ran
And proclaimed to mamma
"Yes, I've found a man !
"Here's the man '11 buy her I
Get her ready, krick !"
With an air of business,
Brandishing a stick.
"Sold my baby, Robby?"
Mamma sadly said ;
Robbie, quite decided,
Bobbed his little head.
"Well, if this man buys her.
What will he give you?"
"Oh, two nice big horses.
And live pennies, too !
"What's the good of babies ?
Only 'queal and 'oreum!
I can go horse-backin'
When I get my team!"
But when quiet night come,
Robbie's prayers were said,
And he looked at baby
In her little bed.
And he said, when baby
Smiled in some sweet dream,
"She's wurf forty horses,
"Stead of jess a team .'"
Baby's wee pink lingers
Round his own he eurled ;
"She's wurf all de horses
In dis whole big world."
UK. AKODEL'S OA IX-11 T KB.
BY ANNA MASON.
I was about to take a journey to
Philadelphia to transact business for
the firm of Van Dyck & Co., to which
I had just been admitted as a part
ner, after serving a term of years as
My father, having reached those
balmy days when easy-chair and
slippers wore with irresistible force,
and being well off in this world's
goods, had decided to retire from
business, leaving me to occupy his
place in the firm.
Thus, at the age of twenty-four,
with good health, a tolerable person
al appearance and fine business pros
pects, I had as fair a start in life as
one could ask.
In Philadelphia, aptly termed
"The City of Brotherly Love," as I
thought, when I had partaken of its
hospitalities, resided an old friend of
my father, who had not seen me
since my childhood.
By letter it was arranged that on
my arrival I should immediately re
pair to Mr. Arundel's house, he in
sisting on receiving me as his guest,
and make his acquaintance, and that
of his family.
The exact time of my coming was
not fixed, and thus it happened that
early one February evening I reach
ed their house, to find it brilliantly
lighted, and myself a little unex
Mr. and Mrs. Arundel, both of
whom I at once liked, extended to
me so cordial a reception, however,
that I could but feel myself welcome.
'Our young people have company
this evening,' remarked Mr. Arun
del ; who seemed to be a very pleas
ant and jovial gentleman. 'Had we
known when to expect you, it
shouldn't have been so. Your first
evening should have been a quiet
one, passed in our midst, devoted to
breaking the ice and getting comfort
ably used to us.'
Never mind,' interrupted Mrs.
Arundel's cheerful voice. 'I trust
we shall succed in making Mr. Van
Dyck feel at home with us as it is.
Our daughter and her 3-oung friends
propose to entertain us this evening
with some piivate theatricals, which
I hope Mr. Van Dyck will not feel
too fatigued to witness."
To be sure not ! to be sure not !'
exclaimed Mr. Arundel, heartily, be
fore I could reply. 'We'll give our
young friend Arthur, here, plenty of
time in which to rest before the play
begins, and he can receive his intro
ductions later. So my boy, we'll
have a cup of tea, and let John
show you to your room at once.'
Nearly an hour later, after a care
ful toilet made with thoughts of the
daughter who had been mentioned, I
descended to the parlor, and found
it pretty well filled with guests seat
ed as expectant spectators, while a
subdued murmur of voices was audi
ble from beyond the scarlet curtain
which hid the back room from view.
'Come here, Arthur. Take a seat
by .me,' said Mr. Arundel. 'The
play is about to begin, I believe.'
Even as he spoke a bell tinkled,
and the curtain was tduinsiry swept
aside. It disclosed a small but beau
tifully constructed stage, and a back
ground of scarlet drapery.
The play which followed was by
no means remarkable. I remember
there being a fair persecuted heroine,
MORRISTOWN, TENN., WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 1873.
Lady Alice, a dark and handsome
lover with a guitar and velvet cloak,
and a brilliant and beautiful rival to
the fair lady, who, disguised as a
waiting-maid, wove her spells about
The play wound up with an elope
ment, in which the rival escapes with
the false lover, leaving Lady Alice
to a broken heart.
Absurd and shallow as was this
plot, the play was rendered in the
most spirited manner. The part of
Lady Alice was played with touch
ing pathos, by a lovely girl with fail
hair and gentle ej'es, dressed in
Mr. Arundel pointed her out to
'The 3ronng lady is my daughter
Julia. She is called very prett3' he
added a little complacently.
'And merits the praise,' I assent
ed, warmly. 'But who is the dark
one the bewitching Elise? I con
fess I've fallen in love with her.'
Mr. Arundel laughed so heartily
that there were several cries of
'Hush!" ere he replied :
'That young lady is my daughter.
Miss Elise Arundel, very much at
3Tour service. She's a sad ho3'den, I
assure yOu Arthur.'
'Perfectly bewitching, ataii3' rate,'
In fact, I could not keep nrj- e3'es
off the tall and dazzling beauty, who,
in short skirts, high heeled slippers,
velvet bodice, ruffled apron, and a
captivating bit of head-dress, was so
bright and bewitching that it almost
seemed Sir Eustace might be par
doned for faltering in his allegiance.
But when the disguise of the French
waiting-maid was thrown aside, and
Elise appeared resplendent in scarlet
satin, with train of velvet and rich
lace, her dark hair clustering in short
thick curls above her noble brow,
surmounted by a diadem of dia
monds, her eves sparkling, her
cheeks glowing with excitement. I
exclaimed aloud :
'Glorious creature !'
She may have heard, for she turn
ed and smiled on me.
Miss Elise is radiantly beautiful,"
said I to Mr. Arundel.
'Do 3-011 think so? Well, perhaps
3'ou are right ! You see she's
3'ounger than Julia, and a tomboy.
She's developing rapidly, n doubt.'
Mr. Arundel seemed shaking with
uncontrollable laughter. I was dis
gusted. He had called that exquis
ite creature by an odious name.
'Miss Julia is evidently her papa's
favorite,' I thought to nryself, some
'Here come the 3'oung ladies them
selves,' said Mr. Arundel, the play
being over. "Very fine actresses 3'ou
make, 1113' dears.' He then presen
Miss Arundel held out her hand
half timidly. Miss Elise looked at
me with her large eyes, then said
'I noticed 3-011 from the stage, Mr.
Van D3'ck, and knew at once I should
like 3'ou. I played m3 best to please
I was a little disconcerted b3' this
charming candour ; but every one
laughed, and Miss Julia asked :
'Are 3-0U sure 3'ou didn't fancy
Mr. Van Dyck the hero of the pla3',
and so make such an effort to fascin
ate poor Sir Eustace?'
'You've guessed it exactb,' repli
ed the trank 3'oung laoy. 'lou see,
Mr. Van Dyck,' she went on, ad
dressing me, 'sister Julia has been
flattered till she expects all the at
tentions : but I claim you.' The
daring girl had actually taken m3'
'Run away with Mr. Van Dyck, if
3'ou please, Elise !' cried Miss Julia,
blushing but joining in the general
'You ma3r have a dance with 3-our
conquest, if Mr. Van Dyck chooses
to be regarded in that light,' second
ed Mr. Arundel.
T ve certainly no objections,' I re
In another moment Elise and I
were whirling among the dizz3r
Every one is looking and laugh
ing at us,' remarked my eccentric
partner, 'as if I danced like an
'Impossible I" exclaimed I, dep
recating'. 'Your waltzing is the
very essence of grace the poetry
'At any rate, I've had enough of
it. It is lovel3r in the conservatory ;
let us go in there and get cool by
I followed her lead willingly
'Isn't this delightful?" sighed Elise,
as soon as we found ourselves alone,
dropping her somewhat dashing man
ner, and looking up at me with a
languid, almost timid glance.
She caught my admiring gaze and
smiled, revealing dazzling teeth.
Here's a seat among the roses for
vou, Mr. Van Dck. The water
from this fountain is as cool as ice,
and as sparkling as diamonds ; let
me fill this goblet for 3011 ! "I'll be
Hebe, cupbearer to the gods, and
you shall be the glorious Apollo. I'll
take care not to stumble, to be ban
ished from my Obympus. I'm in
paradise, Mr. Van D3rck !'
'Your allusions are classical, fair
lady ; but are you in earnest in sa3T
ing 30U are in paradise ?'
'Of course I am, Monsieur, with
the handsomest gentleman in the
compan3' all to ni3'self, and I a
Here Elise, half kneeling, present
ed the goblet with a bewitching grace
Judge me not too harshl3T, kind
reader when I admit that my heart
beat rapidly. I was 3"oung and
'I've no accomplishments,' went
on m3' charmer. T cannot pla3' the
piano, nor sing, nor dance like my
sister Julia ; but ' here she paused,
and looked at me half defiantly,
'I can pla3r billiards !'
'A sort of Di Vernon,' retorted I,
by no means startled from m3 self
possession. 'O dear ! I'll tell pa 3rou called
me that !'
'Did you call me dear?' I asked
'No, I never call gentlemen dear ;
but it must be ver3' pleasant.'
'Try it to me, then sweet Elise !'
I exclaimed, enthusiastically, enrap
tured b3" her engaging candor.
Elise made no repty but to drop
her head till her cheek touched U13'
hand. I was intoxicated. I believe
I bent down and kissed her.
O, to think of the foll3' of that
I confessed nty love to the fasci
'You don't think me rude and for
ward, then, as papa does as the3r
all do?' she asked.
'No, Elise. I adore 3'our simplichy
and frankness. What jo3r to pass
through life with 3rou !'
'O, really, Mr. Van Dyck !' And
Elise nestled closer to me.
I caught her in m3r arms. She was
shaking with laughter.
Please don't be angr3 Mr. Van
Dyck. I reall3' like 3011 ver3 much ;
but I cannot many you,'
'And vl13' not?'
'Papa wouldn't believe in such
sudden love, for one reason.'
'But I'll make him believe in it '.
Dark ! They're calling to us !'
'So the3T are,' said Elise : and she j
actual- kissed me of her own ac-1
cord, ere we went back to tne par
lors, where our reappearance was
greeted with much merriment, and
was made the subject of more sl
jokes than good taste ssemcd to me
to warrant. Elise took it very
'Did Mr. Van Dyck propose to
3-OU?' asked Julia.
'Of course he did. You see, Mr.
Van I-h'ck, I made a bet I could get I
you to propose '.'
Could I believe m3r ears? How j
had ni3r idol become clay '.
The guests shortly after depart- j
ed, and when good-nights had been
spoken we all retired to our rooms.
Elise pressed mv hand when no '
one observed us and whispered :
'Dream of me, dearest !'
It was long before I slept that
night for excitement. I la3- awake,
haunted by the vision of a dazzling
creature in scarlet satin, varied now
and then b3' another vision that of
a fair3-like little lady in white, with
great gentle e3es.
I was frightened too, at the thought
of my own precipitancy, and ver3T
doubtful as to what m3' father would
sa3r to Elise as ni3' wife. I could not
deny, even to ni3Tself, that she was
forward and bold.
It was, as ma3 be imagined, with
very mixed emotions that I descen
ded to the breakfast-room the next
morning. Mr. and Mrs. Arundel
greeted me cordially, and soon Miss
Arundel appeared, looking ver3r fresh
and sweet in her white morning
dress, with clusters of scarlet gera
nium blossoms in her hair and at
I was more impressed b3T her than
I had been the evening before, and
wondered how I had failed to ap
preciate her extreme beauty and
We were enjoying an animated
conversation when the door opened,
and a tall youth of fifteen or there
abouts entered the room.
'My son Fred. Mr. Van I-ck,'
said Mr. Arundel.
The lad advanced and seized my
hand in a hearty clasp, and no !
could it be? The dark e3'es, the
Buey smile, the clustering curls had
all belonged to my Elise of last
If an3' doubts remained, the3' were
dispelled b3' a burst of laughter, in
which all were fain to join.
We don't, I fear, meet as lovers,
! this morning, Mr. Van Dyck? quer-
ied the impressible youth. 'Never
theless, 3'on need not look daggers
j at me. Come now, confess that I
took you in capitally. You never
dreamed Elise was Fred?
'Indeed, no,' I agreed, joining in
I the laugh, although It was at m3'
; own expense. 'I never was so com
i pletely sold.
'I shall teach Julia how to man
age such affairs,' continued the ela
ted Fred. 'She has much to learn
3et. No one ever proposed to her
on an evening's acquaintance, I'll be
bound. Don't look so chop-fallen, j
old fellow ; I dare sa3T I'd be as big j
a foel over as pretty a girl. Rouge I
and a satin gown add greatly to my !
'O you puppy !' cried his father in j
an interval of choking laughter, j
Have done with 3our nonsense, and
take your seat at the table. Had I
dreamed 3ou would have carried
your joke so far, I'd not have hu
mored it. Mr. Van Dyek will think
we have broken all the laws of hos
pital'.' 'Not at all,' I murmured. 'I enjoy
a good joke.' M3' polite answer was
made despite agonies of mortifica
tion. My smile was intended to
disarm the suspicion that I might be
chewing the cud of bitter medita
tion ; beneath it my soliloqu3' was,
'What a precious fool I've made of
Silentl3' I determined to leave the
scene where I had enacted so sony
a part at the earliest opportunit3r.
Til take Mr. Van D3'ck in tow,'
announced Master Fred. 'He shall
benefit by my rowing and billiards,
after all. It will be better for 3'ou,
Mr. Van D3'ck, than to leave you to
Julia's music and croquet, which
often proves snares to the unwary.
As to her embroidery, that's even
worse, for into it she weaves hearts I
'Don't be so silly, Fred,' suggest
ed Julia, blushing deliciously.
Breakfast proceeded pleasantly
enough, and even one seemed bent
on making me feel at home, and in
dispelling an3' disagreeable impress
ions I might have received from late
events. They succeeded so well
that before the meal was over I felt
quite at ease.
Somehow I didn't leave in such
hot haste as in my first moments of
chagrin I had determined, but lin
gered on from da3' to day. When at
last I did take ni3 departure, it was
with the understanding that I should
return soon and claim my bride.
Dear little Julia had said goodb3'e
with smiles on her lips and tears
starting to her sweet e3'es. Master
Fred shook hands hearti' in prom
ising that he'd give up, once for all,
teasing his future brother-in-law
about the beautiful and too fascina-
A Planter's View.
H. V. R. writes from Louisiana to
the Cincinnati Commercial and quotes
a planter as follows :
"The nigger is a good deal like a
dumb brute he don't look ahead
-er3' far. So he has his belly full he
is not uneasy until he gets hungrj"
again. I know the niggers better
than they know themselves. I was
raised among 'em. I like 'em. I'd
rather have 'em around than not.
I'm not like some people, alwa3rs
cursing the d d niggers, for I know
they are not to blame for coming to
this country the white men brought
them ; they were not to blame for
having been made slaves the white
men did it ; they arc not to blame
for being free it was the work of
white men ; nor for being voters, for
the white men did that also. The3'
have alwa3's been cla3' to be worked
by other people, and alwa3's will be.
Talk about immigration ! If im
migration brings such fellows as
Kellogg. Pinchback, Casey, West,
and that lot, I don't want nn3' more
Score One for Grant.
On Friday afternoon, before leav
: ing Long Branch, the President
i took a stroll along II Street, and
stopped in to see a friend, who is a
well known citizen of Washington.
During his stay the daughter of the
gentleman referred to remarked that
she had heard a pleasant thing about
him. The President inquired what
she referred to. "I have been told
by an officer who served with you in
the army," said she, "that he had
been with 3'ou under many trying
circumstances, and that in no single
instance, no matter what the provo
cation, had he ever known you to
make use of profane language. I
was delighted to hear this, especially
in view of the fact that profanity is
said to be the rule and not the ex
ception among arm3r officers. Will
3 0U excuse me, Mr. i'resiaeni,, 11 1
inquire if what I heard is true?" "It
is, I believe," modestby replied the
President. "I have always regarded
profane language as unnecessar', to
say the least, and, as I am a man of
few words, I have never been able
to understand the necessity for
useless expressions of the character
referred to." Washington Star.
The Cleveland Banner of the 27th
l . J..,,,1, Umnataail fir
lilt., OiVO OlOUUVU iAHUCJlV tV. , U )
formerly of this place, was killed in
front of his residence, in Callaway j
count3', Missouri, a short time since, ;
by a ferocious bull. He was feeding j
the chickens when the bull attacked
him. At the time of his death he
was aged 8G 3'cars.
Two Dollars a Year.
We often hear men asking the
question, "WI13- is that there ap
pears to be a general stagnation in
our American industries?" To our
mind there is only one cause to which
this may be legitimated traced, and
that is to the present financial S3'stem
of the government. Under the pre
sent S3'stem mone3" has become too
valuable, and men are emplo3-ing it
in a channel detrimental to the great
laboring classes of the nation. If
grain is moved to a distant market,
15 per cent, is paid by the specula
tor to the banks for the money to do
it with. Of,course the producer has
this to pa3T, and consequent' has to
take less for his grain, so a margin
will be left for the speculator. This
is too. great a tax upon the agricul
tural interest of the eountn', and
will eventually end in destro3Ting, to
some extent, that great interest.
What business, we ask, can at pre
sent afiord to pay 15 and 18 per
cent, semi-annually or quarterly
which may be compounded and
succeed? None. Moneyed men are
now realizing from 20 to 25 per cent,
per annum, on their investments in
the national banks. Who pays this
interest? The farmers and laborers,
the life-blood of the nation. How
long will it be until this policy will
suck up all this life-blood, and we
will be a nation of paupers and beg
gars? If it -should be continued
some of the present generation will
live to see that day. We are no
alarmist, but that day will just as
certainly loom up before the Ameri
can people, as to-morrow's sun, if
there is no radical change made in
our financial S3-stem. The present
party in power have all the time
been legislating for the moneyed in
terest of the country to the detri
ment of all the great industries. If
money could be borrowed at a rea
sonable per cent, manufactories
would be erected here in the South
the farmer would sell his produce
at higher figures, and a general pros
perity would be visible in all parts
of the country. "Can the present
state of things be remedied?" asks
the people. Of course they can.
Turn out your present rulers and
put those in who will legislate for
the material interests of the country
men who will tax the bond-holder
as well as the plow-holder. Under
the present regime the plow-holder
pays all the tax to carty- on the gov
ernment, while the bloated mone3'
king reclines in his easy chair and
receives from that government gold
in pa3'ment for the interest on his
bonds. Put men in office who will
stop this interest b3r paying the debt
in greenbacks, and make banking
free. Let this be done, and all the
varied interests of the country will
receive a new impetus. The present
party in power is canying out the
old federal doriua of Alexander
Hamilton, "that the government
should take care of the rich and then
let the rich take care of the poor."
This polity might have been practi
cal in the purer da3's of the Repub
lic, but it will not near answer for
the present degenerate da3's. The
great need now of the country is a
good, sound and honest democratic
administration such an one as An
drew Jackson gave us and until we
get that the great masses of the
American people will remain "hew
ers of wood and drawers of water."
The people have the power in their
own hands and they should make a
change of their rulers at the earliest
Caught in their own Trap.
A couple of California convicts re
cently quite outwitted themselves in
nlanning an ingenious escape from
j jail. They managed to store them
selves in a large box in the wheel
wright shop where the3' worked, and
had the box nailed and so arranged
that when the3' arrived in San Fran
cisco, and landed on the wharf, they
could open one end. Unfortunately
for them, when the box came on the
boat one of the deck hands turned
it upon end instead of leaving it flat.
This was more than the convicts
could stand. One of them stood on
his head, and the rush of blood was
more than he had bargained for
while the other cried out "this box
don't stand right." The deck hand
was astonished at this exclamation,
and his first idea was that ghosts
were on board. A council was held,
and the captain decided to break
open the box. To the utter astonish
ment of everybody, as soon as the
sides were broken off, two live men
came creeping out in a state of per
spiration. They were at once recog
nized as convicts and were sent
back to prison. Exchange.
The Boston Transcript asks : "If
a Miss is as good as a mile, how
is a Mrs. ?' If she is a widow, she
will be good for a league perhaps.
There is a young lady in York
shire who is six feet five inches high
and five feet six inches'rouud. Could
there be more beautiful proportkMM ?
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The Mother as a Hair-Cutter.
The Danbury News man is respon
sible for the following : You can
always tell a bo3' whose mother cats
his hair. Not because the edges of
it looks as if it had been chewed off
by an absent-minded horse, but 3'ou
tell it l3' the way he stops on the
street and wriggles his 'shoulders.
When a fond mother has to cut her
bo3r's hair she is careful to guard
against any anno3'ance aud muss by
laying a sheet on the carpet. It baa
never 3'et occurred to her to sit him
over a bare floor and put the sheet
around his neck. Theu she draws
the front hair over his eyes and
loaves it there while she cuts that
which is at the back. The hair which
lies over his eyes appears to be sur
charged with electrio needles, aud
that which is silently dropping down
under his shirt-band appears to be
on fire. She has unconsciously con
tinued to push his head forward un
til his nose presses his breast, and
is too busiby engaged to notice tae
snuffling sound that is becoming
alarming' frequent. In the mean
time he is seized with an irresistible
desire to blow his nose, but recol
lects that his handkerchief is in the
other room. Then a fly lights on his
nose, and does it so unexpectedly
that he involuntarily dodges, and
catches the points of the shears tn
his left ear. At this he commences
to cr3' and wishes ha ws a man.
But his mother doesu't notice hkn.
She merely hits him on the other ear
to inspire confidence, and goes n
with t he work. When she is through
she holds his jacket collar back from
his neck, and with her mouth blows
the short bits of hair from the top
of his head down his back. Id-calls
her attention to this fact, but she
looks for a new place on his head
and hits him there, and asks him
wiry he didn't use his handkerchief.
Then he takes his awful disfigured
head to the mirror and looks at it,
and, young as he is, shudders as he
thinks of what the boys on the
street will say.
young lady whose "oa struck
ile" a few years ago, sa3rs the Titus
ville Herald, and who has since been
at boarding-school, receuth returned
and a party was given for her benefit.
Upon the bottom of her invitation
cards she caused to be inscribed : "U
S. V. P.," and one was sent to an
illiterate rich fellow, who also made
his money by boring. He did not
come but sent a card with the letters
"D. S. C. C." Meeting him in the
street she asked him what he meant.
"Tell me first what yours meant?"
"Oh ! mine was French for "Res
ponse if vou cannot accept.'" "Well,
mine was English for 'Damn sorry
I can't come."
The Athens Post of the 27th ult.,
sa3s : W. J. A. Long was struck by
lightning last week while at work in
the harvest field of W. S, Chesnutt,
six miles south of this place. The
discharge fell upon his right side,
knocking him senseless, completely
paralyzing the right arm, and tearing
the cradle from his hands. It was
a narrow escape from death, and he
is still suffering from the effect upon
Mfiyor Kercheval, at the sugges
tion of the Sanitary committee of
Nashville, has issued a proclamation
forbidding the sale of all vegetables
in that city, except onions, tomatoes,
and old, mealy Irish potatoes. All
kinds of fresh fish are also pro
hibited. Said Landor : ' I have no ail
ments; but why should 1? I have
eaten well prepared food ; I have
drunk light, subacid wines, and three
glasses instead of ten ; I have liked
modest better that immodest women,
and 1 have never tried to make a
shilling in the world."
The citizens of a Georgia town
were surprised to read in their local
journal the other day that perhaps
it was not worth while for them to
attempt to raise bo-s. The afflicted
editor insists that he wrote hogs.
The soft note of Laura Fair's
little pistol hasn't reverberated on
the shores of the Pacific for some
time. Has her view of the enormity
of matrimony mellowed, or have
Californians stopped kissing their
One item in an Oregon horse doc
tor's bill read : "To holdin a post
mortim examinashnn on a boss who
afterwards recovered, $1 50." It
was paid on the ground of squaro
A reporter writes a love story, in
which the hero "clasped the prepos
sessing girl to his bosom, and spoke
substantial as follows." ur
Since the postal cards were intro
duced the postmistresses are not
getting an average of more than
three hours' sleep a day.
The Chicagoian3 spend their leisure
moments in wondering who their
wives will niarry next.