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PULASKI, TENNESSEE, FBlJAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1866,
AMOS H. RICHARDSON,
Attorndy.aiid Counsellor at Law,
Will practice in Giles and adjoining counties.
Office ia thai Court House. janl9tf
ALEX. BOOKER, CAL. BOOKER.
ALEX and CALVIN, Knights of the art Tonsorial,
invite tho young, the old. tho gay, the grave, the
elite of Pulaski, to call on them at their new
Tr-- BARBER,S SALOON,
' Over Taylor's store T?orth side Public square.
f T. 11. N. JONES, t
.Attorney at Law,
Sjill jpftctie in Gilea and the Adjoining Counties.
O IF1 IE? I C IB ,
West side Public Square, Up-stairs, over tho Store
of May, Uonlcn May, next door to tho Tennessee
House- .lit I V il.t V . . '-, '.) 1 J 12, 2in
P. G. STIVER PERKINS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Will Practice in Giles and tho adjoining counties.
In Drug Store of Perkins Heaberle, east side
of the public square. jan 12-tf
J. If. ROBINSON, C. T. SCTFIELD,
B. r. KAR8NER.
J. M. ROBINSON & CO.,
WnOLESALE DEALERS IN
Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods
No. 135 Main Street, Between Fifth and Sixth,
jan 121 LOUISVILLE, KY. Sm
J NO. C. PROW. JA8. M'CALLCSC.
BROWN & McCALLUH,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
OFFIC--1he one formerly occupied by Walker
& Brown. Jan 5, tf
WALLACE RCTLEDOX. B. R. REED.
RUTLEDGE & REED,
Attorneys and Councellors At Law,
WILL practice in the Courts of Giles, Marshall,
Maury and Lawrence. Particular attention
given to the collection of cluims. Oihio .e. corner
Public Square, Up stairs. Jan 5, ly.
DR. J- r. GRANT,
DR. C. O. ABEENATHT.
DRS. GRANT &T ABERNATHY,
HAVING associated themselves in the practice of
Medicine and Surgery, respectfully tender their
services to tho people of Giles and the adjoining
counties; and hope Dy strict attention to business
to merit a liberal share of public patronage.
Special Attention Given to Surgery.
Having had amplo experience in tho Army during
, tho war, and being supplied with all tho appliance
' necessary, they feel fully prepared to treat all cases
entrusted to their care.
tjT"QtXce near Sovth-weti Corner Public Square.
jan 5-6 m
J. r. MAT,
J. C. GORDON,
A. E. VAT.
Hay. Gordon & May,
Foreign & Domestic Dry Goods,
READY-MADE CLOTHING, HATS,
Boots, Shoes, Hard,. Queens & Glass-ware,
West Bido?ublio Square, near Tennessee Ilonse,
WHERE thev will at all times be pleased to see
their friends and tho pnplic- generally. janl2
.P. II. E2ELL,
E. EDMUND BON.
Ezcll & Edmundson,
:East Side Public Square, Pulaski, Tenn.
Keep-ooiistantly on hand a full and assorted
STOCK OF" GOODS,
Embracing a great variety,
ALL ol which they offer at lo w prices especially
their elegant stock of
aReadf Made' Clothing.
All kinds of Barter, all kinds of money, premium
And uncurrcnt, taken t their market value,
jan 5-tf. " ;
Sam. C. Hitchell & Co.,
House Carpenters & Joiners,
: Ilia best of vrieos. t
We are prepared to furnish coffins of all kinds
and sizes utsWt notice. jan.-6m
T wixb to inform tho citizen of Giles nt7 tbat
1 I have all kinds of Fruit Trow, which 1 wish to
aell, from tho
HOSE BANK NURSERY,
uVar-XaaViville'.TeTin., Trnett Wiley. Proprietors.
All orders filled promptly five rmlcs north of Pu as
ki, on the Columbia pike, or left with .P. May,
Pulaski, Tnn. A. P. MAETiN,
Uli : hd. Lo UOINE,
Office No. 11, Cherry St., near Chnrch,
.P.O.Box 875. Janl'65-Sm
4 LL purkons indebted to the firm of Winstoad &
A Bio., either by note- or account, can settle i
rl'inr at the c2co of Rntledce fc Iteed. Do w
tma" ly, or'the claims wftl l-3 I
hat;da cf an cflfCT. jano--
KE prepared to do All work in their line at short
. notice and in the rnot apvoved style.
Window sash, Blinds and .Doors made to ordei at
, - From the Western Star. "
How I Became Famous as an Editor. ,
sr m. m. b. o.
John Lamere was an editor; John was,
also, my friend. Many were the discus
sions we had; for I always insisted that
John's editorials were not spicy enough;
that he was not "radical," did not keep up
with the spirit of the age; was a little "old
fogyisb," in fact; and so, these discussions
invariably ended with some remark like the
"Now, John, if I was editor of the
Uniontown Bugle,' I could make it well
at least, as good a sheet as any in the
(That "well," dear reader) I will tell
you, privately, meant that I thought I could
beat any man in the State editing a paper.)
I met John one day in fact, that meet-,
ing is one I am not likely soon to forget,
for more reasons than one, as you will see,
if you follow me through the following
"thrilling adventures," as Sylvanus Cobb
I was hastening "down town;' one sultry
day in August My eyes were fixed upon
the pavement, my thoughts upon but
that's a secret, even from you, reader
when John came rushing round the corner,
and the by-standers witnessed a scene of
"ground and lofty tumbling" which was
not down on the bills. I, at last, succeed
ed in gaining my equilibrium and my
breath; while John recovered his beaver
not improved, most assuredly, by the con
tact with the dirty water of the gutter.
"You are just the man I am in search
" Well, you succeeded in 'running
against' me quite soon enough for practical
purposes," 1 answered, wiping the dust off
my clothes. 0
"I tell you, I was in a desperate hurry
to see you."
"I think you was," I dryly responded.
But John went on, without noticing my
"I want you to edit the 'Bugle' for a
week I have to goto C on business."
This announcement would have taken
away my breath, had not the previous en
counter already done so; for, in an instant,
imagination pictured the long 'editorials,'
the spicy columns of 'locals,' and the laughter-provoking
'funnyisms,' that should ren
der the next 'Bugle' the ne plus ulira of
I hastily assured John that I was ready
to accede to his proposals, and, following
his sootsteps, mounted three pairs of stairs,
to the . "sanctum," where John wheeled
round the big chair, and, thrusting a pair
of scissors into my hand, pointed to a pile
ot exchanges and then ru3hed down stairs.
I called to to him, but received a reply from
the second landing:
"You'll find everything ask the fore
man," and his voice died out in the dis
tance; while I reentered the sanctum,
humming "I am moaarch of all I survey."
ttW in mv mind whether I I
I was se
nvfirstedit6rial "Our Coun-Tmy
should head toy
try as It Is," "The Great Rebellion," or
"French Interference," when ''Copy!"
sounded in my ears, and the "devil" stood
grinning at me, evidently enjoying the start
with which I had greeted the first sound
of his voice.
I hastily cut out the first item which my
eye chanced to light upon, "An Anecdote
of Charles the V." and returned to my
writing. I had hardly completed the first
line, when the door opened, and this time
the foreman entered. .
"We want copy for the inside," he said,
"the outside is already made up," and he
handed back the 'anecdote that I had just
sent to the compositors.
I think 1 must have looked blank; I know
I felt so, for the idea that a parular kind
of copy was required for a particular side
of the parir was something entirely new to
me. I hesitated a moment, took up a pa
per and cut out an article headed "Our
Country and Her Wants," not noticing
that the paper was a rank Democratic sheet,
and the article one abusing the Republican
party in general, and the present adminis
tration in particular.
I had hardly reached a paragraph in my
"leader," ere another call came for "More
copy," and "more copy" it was, for the
next six hours. The day closed; but I
could not say the same cf my leader alas!
it had only reached its fourth paragraph
and, allow me to say right here, that that
was all it ever reached, for the next day
was publication day, and I had the mortifi
cation of seeing tho paper go to press with
out a "long leader, in my best style," in
fact, there was not a line of my writing in
its columns. The chagrin which this
thought caused me, was nothing, however,
to what was to follow. I leave it to the
imagination of the reader to depict my feel
ings when, upon picking up the damp sheet,
I read the different articles I had selected.
The first, as I have already stated, was an
abusive article against the administration;
the next, an equally abusive one against
the Republican nominee for Congress a
favorite man of tho party, and a particular
friend of mine, as my numerous stump
speeches of last autumn would prove.
There was a paper the most intensely
Democratic (if one could judge from its
contents,) issued from a Republican office,
by a leader of the Republican party. I laid
down the paper, and, as a sense of my re
diculous position overbalanced every other
feeling, I burst out laughing; but my
laughter was cut short by the entrance of
the would be M. C, whose countenance
betokened anything but mirth, and a vision
of horse-whips flitted before my mind.
"What 13 the meaning of this?" said the
wrathful M. C, as he shook the offensive
paper in my face. In vain I explained and
apologized; he met me with the constant
"Why didn't you read the article? or,
at least, see that you cut it from a Republi
Sure enough! why didn't I?"
At last he closed his angry harrangue by
calling me a "beautiful editor," which I
considered, as Artemus Ward 6ays, "a
little sarcastical;" rather a dubious compli
ment for a man who had all his life been
criticising other editors and lauding his
otvn skill albeit his untried skill.
But my trouble- did not end here. I
entered the press-room just as the form was
being lifted from the press, the "quoin
box" obstructed the way, and, my toes
coming in contact with it, threw me for
ward, and, in my descent, I "embraced" a
boy who had hold of one end of the form;
he, losing his presence of mind bvthe sud
denness of my manifestations, let the form
drop from his hands a shout a crash
and the form lay a mass of ruins at my feet.
I fled in consternation, but as my ill-luck
would have it, I took the store-room door
instead of the right one, and stumbled
against an open keg of ink, tipping it over,
and falling, head first, into the dark mass.
"That 'form' is inked!" shouted the
devil, as, attracted by the uproar, he hast
ened to the epot, followed by all the typos
in the office. A general shout greeted my
arising. "Rather dark copy I" I heard one
typo say; but as I don't belong to the craft
I couldn't appreciate the joke. I was led
to the lye-bucket, and I have an appreci
ative sense of what it must be to be flayed
At last I was in a condition to return to
my room, and I did not leave it for a week;
the paper, in the meantime, being left at
the mercy of the foreman. The first call I
made after my volunlary impri0onment wa3
upon the lady who had been in my thoughts
when I had the terrific encounter with John.
As soon as I entered, I saw that my case
was hopeless. It is said that woman can
.overlook every fault; can even cover the
sins of a beloved one with a mantle of chari
ty; but to hear the object of their affection
ridiculed steels their heart again st him for-
evermore. Sadly I learned that this was
all too true.
The M. C, who had once been my friend,
no longer spoke to me, and I had the felici-
X? of karninS that he was about to marry
former charmer, &nd that I was often
the subject ot ridicule and satire.
Wherever I went, I was greeted with
mock humility as "Mr. Editor," until life
became almost unendurable. I had made
myself famous as I always thought I
should in the editorial chair; but who
would covet such a fame? . '
John forgave me, and slill called me
"friend," but even ha occasionally harrows
up my feelings by allusions to the lengthy
editorials I wrote, and "the great popularity
I obtained as editor of the "Uniontown
When I hear a man criticise an editor, I
always wish that he could pass through my
experience, and learn, as I 'learned, how
easy it is to become famous as an editor!
w 11 1
A Bit of History.
Prentice of the Louisville Journal was
strongly advocating the prosecution of the
war. And in this connection he tells a lit
tle story. Dr. Jeptha Foulkes of Memphis
informs an exchange that he offered Pren
tice, in behalf of the South, a quarter of a
million of dollars to guarantee him against
loss, provided he advocated a separation of
the North and South. Mr. Prentice says:
"If, in the very incipiency of the rebel
lion, we were notified that 875,000 in gold,
to be increased indefinitely, was awaiting
our order (avowedly not as a bribe, but to
save us from possible loss,) provided we
would go for peaceable separation of the
North and the South upon the basis of trade
between the two, discriminating against the
rest of the world; if we were very soon af
terward a most enormous price for the sale
of our paper to a disloyal committee of an
other State; and if, very much later in the
rebellion, we were told by high Confederate
authorities, that, on condition of our advo
cating peace or using our exertions in Ken
tucky in our own way to promote it, we
should have as much cotton, guaranteed to
run out of Wilmington, as would place us
among the rich men of the nation, surely
these things were no crimes of ours. Ev
erybody knows that such offers, if made,
did not influence us.
Since the publication ot the " Bridges of Sighs,"
by liood, we have seen nothing equal to the follow
ing poem, in point of smooth versification, flowing
rythm, and tonching pathos. The plaintive wail
of a woman's lot honor will bring tears tc every
Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow,
Filling tho sky and earth below;
Over the housetops, over tho 6trect,
Over the he-ds of the people you meet.
Beautiful snow ! It does no wrong,
Flying to kiss a fair lady's cheek,
Clinging to lips in a frolisome freak.
Beautiful snow from the heaven above,
Pure as an angel, gentle as love !
Oh ! the snow, the beautiful snow;
now the flakes gather, and laugh as they go
Whirling about, in the maddening fun
It plays in its glee with every one.
It lights on the face, and it sparkles the eye,
And the dogs, with a bark and a bound,
Snap at the crystals that eddy around
The town is alive, and its heart in a glow,
To welcome the coming of beautiful snow !
now wild the crowd goes swaying along,
Hailing each other with humor and song;
How the gay sledges, like meteors, flash by,
Bright for the moment, then lost to tho eye
Dashing they go,
Over the crust of the beautiful 6now;
Snow so pure when it falls from the sky,
To be trampled in mud by the crowds rushing by,
To be trampled and tracked by the thousands of
Till it bleeds with the filth in theorrible street.
Once I was pure as tho snow but-1 fell !
Fell, like the snow flakes, from heaven to hell !
Fell to be trampled as filth of the street:
Fell to be scoffed, to be spit on and beat;
Dreading to die.
Selling my soul to whoever would buy; ,
Dealing in shame for a morsel of bread,
Hating the living and fearing tho der-d.
Merciful God ! Have I fallen so low ?
And yet I was once like the beautiful snow
Once I was fair as the beautiful snow,
With an eye like its crystal, a heart like its glow;
Oneo I was loved for my innocent grace
Flattered and sought for the charms of my face !
God and myself I have lost by my fall;
The veriest wretch that goes shivering by
Will make a wide sweep, lest I wander too nigh ;
For all that on or above me I know
There's nothing that's pure as the beautif. l snow.
How strange it should be that this beautiful enow
Should fall on a sinner with nowhere to go I
How strange it should be, when the night comes
If the snow and the ice struck my desperate brain.
Too wicked for a prayer, too weak for a mogi '
To be heard in the streets of the crazy town
Gona mad irvSArfs jy of the snow coming down,
To be, anJae, in my terrible woe,
My only bed and shroud the beau'.iful snow.
The Currency, Trade, and Prices.
Advices from the various centers of com
merce of the country, says an exchange, in-
Indicate a general decline in prices hardly
'anf "the"TeI-.?ommodiiies of trade
being exempt and ther&w .-caJ
prices will continue still furthelTTorti
In the present disturbed and unsettled con
dition of our national finances it is difficult
to form an opinion of the future condition
of the markets approaching correctness, or
at all satisfactory. Congress is drifting
along without giving the subject much at
tention, or none at all; and, in the mean
time, the country is flooded with green
backs and what is worse, theories, pro and
con, as to the effect of measures likely to
become laws. Contracting the currency,
thereby biinging values to a ejecie basis,
it is held by some, will be the order of the
day; and, on the other hand, it is held that
Congress would perpetrate a monstrous
wrong by adopting a policy so fraught with
disaster to those who have realized prince
ly fortunes during the past four years, out
of the misfortunes of the country. By
contracting the currency, prices will neces
sarily decline, but by creating additional
National Baaks, and keeping afloat the ir
redeemable trash which now afflict and
affrights the nation, it is possible to keep
prices at something near the pressent fic
ticious and burdensome figures. The sub
ject, however, i3 full of perplexities and
uncertainties as to check ventures, and con
sequently, speculators are withdrawing to
safe quarters, and merchants, at least the
shrewd and far-seeing, aie adopting a poli
cy of greater caution than has for several
years characterized that portion of our
population. Under these circumstances', it
is not surprising that the general markets
of the country are dull; nor need it surprise
any one if they should continue to exhibit a
want of activity for several months to come.
It is quite evident that very grave mistakes
have been made by statisticians in regard,
not only to the amount of the principal sta
ples on hand in the country, but also as to
the demand for them. It 13 beginning to
be observed that there is more cotton,
breadstuffs, cattle and hogs in the country
than id shown by the estimates made some
months since. The consequence is, cotton
is declining in this country and in Europe.
Breadstuffs are declining and weaker in all
of the markets of the country. The hog
crop is largely in excess of what it was be
lieved to be some weeks since, and asa
consequence, prices of provisions tend to
lower figures. The South has learned to
live more economically than was its custom
before the war; but, were this not the case,
she has not the wherewith to purchase
largely. There is a large surplus in the
country of' the items we have mentioned,
and, as soon $s the ice-fetters are removed
from the rivers of the Northwest, its bread
stuffs will find their way to the markets of
the country, and contribute to bring prices
to a living standard, and this will be the
result, though Congress shall ignore all
legislation upon the question of finances,
thereby keeping afloat the present enormous
amount of greenbacks. In this condition
of things there can be no question as to the
wisdom and prudence of caution in every
description of mercantile transactions. That
a crash is coming, the best informed pre
dict and believe, and he who keeps himself
in the best condition to meet it, will have
the best reasons for 6elf-gratulation when it
That portion of the country known as
"the South," says the Memphis Ledger,
embraces eight hundred and fifty thousand
square miles, and is as large as Great Brit
ain, France, Austria, Prusia and Spain,
with a most productive soil and and genial
climate; with staple productions which
none of these great countries can grow;
with three thousand miles of coast line,
indented with bays and crowded with
islands, and its vast center watered by the
Mississippi, into whose bosome are poured
thirty-six thousand miles of tributary
The total agricultural productions of the
United States for 1860 amounted to 31,
164,000,000; of this sum the North pro
duced, in round numbers, $6, 400,000, and
the South, 5,600,000. The population of
the North, in 1060, was 10,527,220; that
of the South, 9,664,656. The North had a
deficiency in 1860 of agricultural produc
tions to the value of 6,105,534; the South
a surplus of 8124,855,712, or each person
at the North consumed thirty-eight cents
more than he produced; at the South each
person produced twelve dollars and ninety
cents more than he consumed.
- These facts are referred to for the pur
pose of showing how idle it is to despond
of the future of a region which posses such
enormous elements, of natural wealth, and
whose exports at the period above men
tioned were three times as great as those of
the whole United States ten years after the
revolntionary war. The recuperative powers
of such a region must be perfectly incalcu
lable. With the introduction of capital and
immigration from Europe, all traces of the
late war will be obliterated in five years.
Every year that succeeds will witness
such a march of prosperity and population
na vpn thfl Western States Lave Iver
equaled. With the remqv"l.of s
.r.-, ' . 'f-ciion withins
ders. If we. HH only give up the barren
pursuits of politics, and turn in to hard
work, the end of the present century will
se3 the South the most prosperous and
densely populated portion of the American
Is describing a reception at the White
House tho Washington Star says: A pe
culiar style of wearing the hair last evening
among the ladies, was the subject of much
comment, and the remarks were, for the
most part, altogether in its favor, as a be
coming substitute for the water fall. The
hair was allowed to fall its full length, with
out fetter or bond of any description, and
was thought by many to be the most grace
ful style the ever-changing empress, Fash
ion, has yet presented to public patronage.
From tho Field, Turf and Farm.
Now that the war has closed, and peace
returned to bless the land, we can look dis
passionately upon the leaders of the armies
in the great Rebellion. Whila lauding the
valor of our own gallant soldiers, a frank
and generous spirit will not permit us to
overlook the bravery of those who fought
in a mistaken cause. Their valor intitles
them to respect, and if bravery makes he
roes, then we must not forget their deeds
of lofty daring. The heart which is in
fiueuced by noble and generous impulses,
will not refuse to recognize the gallantry of
a soldier, it matters not in what cause he
fights, especially when he surrenders his
life on the battle-field. Bravery makes the
soldier hero; and the general who com
mands the love of hia troops soldiers who
falter not in the hour ol privation and dan
ger is justly entitled to our admiration.
Our late war furnished many heroes he
roes born beneath a northern as well as a
southern sky. It would be an unjust re
flection upon the gallantry of the Federal
troops to attempt to disparage the bravery
of the Confederate 6oldiers. The grass is
growing upon the graves of thousands of
fallen bnves, and to the mind of the soldier
they are heroes alike. v
The gray jaaket and the blue coat sleep
kHa hi Rjilf. nnrl Roma dav wfl will rear ft -1
monument in honor of their deeds of hero- -ism.
Even now we find the portrait of
General Lee hanging by the side of General-'
Grant's. It is but natural that the surviving j
soldiers should respect those against whom N
lucjt iuuui. ii wauicia 111, wuoiuer wear-
irig the badge of defeat or victory; ths
heart is base indeed, when it refuses to pay
a tribute to bravery. But we have no inK,
tention of entering into a full discussion of
the question. Our object is simply to
notice a lithograph likeness, recently pub
lished, a Confederate General, "Stonewall"
Jackson, the idol of his command, and the
hero of many a fight. We call him a hero
because he led brave men to battle, and,
whether he retired from a field of defeat, or
proudly waved his banner in the hour of
victory, those agoinat whom his columns
charged behaved with gallantry, and fought
a3 only heroes can. It is no honor to cross
swords with an arrant coward, and who
will claim that no laurels were won by the
Federal soldiers daring the four years of
war? "Stonewall" Jacksou, then, was a
military hero, viewed from a northern, as
well as southern, standpoint, and it is but
natural, that all who can appreciate bravery
should desire to preserve his counterfeit
presentment. It will find a place in many
homes, and by the side of McPherson,
Wadsworth, Lyon and others, it will hang
suspended against the wall.
Proposed Changes of Methodism.
Dr. A. L. P. Green, an individual well
known, and of considerable popularity with
Southern Methodists, proposes to the Ten
nesse and other Conferences, what the
Southern Christian Advocate calls "alarm
ing radical changes" for the action of the
next General Conference. Dr. Green's me
morial was not adopted by the Tennessee
Conference, but it shows a feeling of unrest
in the Church. Some of them sympathize
with the movement, yet the majority of
them, we doubt not, will oppose it. We
think some of the changes would be far the
better, especially those with regard to the
pay of Ministers, and the length of time
they may remain at a station. We would
rejoice to see the change made this year,
so that our present pastor may be retained.
However, we do not intend to discuss the
matter alludeto it only as a matter of news.
Dr. Green says, "multitudes brought under
divine influence by the Methodist ministry,
do not unite with Methodist Churches," and
he proposes to remedy this
"1st. By changing the name of the
church; 2. By destroying our system of
itinerant General Superintendency, and re
ducing our Bishops to mere diocesans; 3d.
By indefinitely piolongiog the pastoral terra
at the Bishop's will; 4th. By in trod a1
ciDg the lay element into the legislate
partment of our church; 5ih.
ting our people tof iy'
u:-v.ai or small,,
iTUy doing away with '
tr.ris,:.cks-&ftp"j uutioners, or catechumens,
in the church; 7th. By striking a blow at
the'expiring body of class meetings, in pro
posing that attendance upon them be by law
made optional; 8th. By the adoption of
the pew system instead of free sittings, ir
our churches; 9th. By blotting from the
book of Discipline every condition of mem
bership "not clearly found in the Bible."
There are over half a million white men
and women in the old free States that can't
read or write; yet their Representatives are
full of zeal to educate the negro. We are
not opposed to the negroes having the ad
vantages of education; but we don't think
they are any better than white people.
However, New-Englanders know their own
neighbors better than we do, and our esti
mate of their worth may be incorrect.
The Harper Brothers announce, amongst
other works, soon to be published, a vol
ume on "The War of the Rebellion," by
Hon. Henry S. Foote. It will doubtless
prove to be a tirade against Jefferson Davis,
rather than a history of the war; and an ex
cuse for his own mis-conduct, rather than
an impartial narative.
Single Blessedness. Sheet-iron quilts,
blue noses, frosty rooms, ice ia the pitcher,
unregenerated linen, heelless socks, coffee
sweetened with icicles, guttapercha biscuits
flabby steaks, dull razors, corns, coughs,
colds and cholics, rhubarb, alces, misery,
eatceteras. Ugh! "I'm going to have a
A Washington correspondent says :
B. F. Butler, the Beast, has just closed ne
gotiations for a valuable mill property on
the James river near Richmond, intending
to "erect extensive cotton factories. New
EDgland families and mill operatives will
settle upon it.
"My German friend, how long have you
been married?" "Vel dis is a ticg rat I
don't seldom like to tank a pout; but vea I
does, it seems so long as it never vas."