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WEDNESDAY, Al'G, U. 1S73.
FIEU) A.I 1
EDUCATION K11 FAIlMEliS
The 7(-hmiwi.' Vv .i'i'i r li:n .m
rnirabic editorial on the subject of
"Education for Farmers," from which
wc make the following extract :
11 Becati"'j on9 has a. sproUl vocation h?
is nona the le-s a man. M;u will be jtiilgPil
after all by vhal th'i arc. Their Iinfpi
ness, also, will depend very irrcnily on thei
character of their menMl Rtnl spiritual re
sources. Niw if the pn?iiioii of n firmer
is worthy of a man, then it I'i'llow? that
CTery farmer should m ike himst If n much
of a nan as possible. TRat i, b tbould
bring every one of bis powers an i faculties
to the highest devclopinciit within bis
Teach. KcasoD, imagination, memory,
taste: hive of the true, the lx-autiful and
the good, are all to be cultivated to tbe
highest extent which It is ciivimitances will
allow. To deny this, is to say that a fanner
does not need to be a whole man. To deny
this, is to drive evory farmer's son, who has j
any ambition, into some other c i!!i:ip. how
ever full the ranks intent be. lie had
rather ha an iuler, a bricfk'.-s lnwyr.
or a minister without charge, an J 1?
considered a man, than to be full
of honest toil on the farm and
be considered a drudge. To keep
our talented young men on the farm, where
they are so much needed, it must be taught
that farmers should be men of talent. A
truly liberal education should bo demand
ed for them. This will not interfere with
their farming ; but it wi'.l greatly enhance
their own dignity and worth, and will larjr-e-ly
increase their sources of happiness. All
that will inform therefore, as history, liter
ature, astronomy, nnatorry n:id physiolo
gy; all that will discipline ar,d develop
the mental powers, for which Latin and
Greek, and the higher mathematics are so
excellent ; all that will cultivate tho ta-te
and refine the sensibilities, as poetry and
art, all these- studies should be pursued
by the intending farmer to the highest ex
tent that his circumstances willalow. A far
mer, no more than any other man, has a
right to stunt himself and settle down into
a third rate or fourth rate existence. We
protest, that no farmer need leave his
chosen pursuit to make the most of him
self" This meets our views of the ques
tion exactly. There is something so
heartless in the idea that a man, be
cause he has chosen the honorable
calling of a farmer, must " settle
down into a third rote existence,"
that 'we instinctively record from it.
It is a doctrine to which wo will never
yield our assent, until it is made
clear to our minds that farmers must
conduct themselves as slaves to the
balance of mankind. What is it that
drives so many young men from the
farm, to seek more congenial employ
ment? Nothing contributes so much
to that result as the contemptible
idea that is so prevalent in the
world, that a farmer need not be
educated, and that by common
consent he is to do the drudgery for
the balance of the world. AVe deny
that such is the case. We insist that
the farmer has just as much need to
le thoroughly educatek, not merely
to yoke cattle, wield a scythe, harness
a horse, or to perform the manual
labor of the farm, but that he should
be well versed in science and the lit
erature of the da "When such a
standard of education is adopted for
the farmer, and farmers are thus edu
cated, there will be less discontent
among the sons of fanners, and fewer
of them seeking other occupations.
A Good Time to Tarn Back.
When you are asked to take a drink.
When you Hud you are courtlDg a
lovenly anJ extravagant girl.
When you liud yourself in doubtful
When you discover that your ex
penses are running ahead of your in
come. When you think that you are a
great deal witter than older and more
experienced people than yourself.
When you feel like getting trusted
for a new suit of clothes, when you
haven't money to pay fir them.
When you don't perform your duty,
your whole duty, and nothing but your
The beat remedy we ever tried wan
to bathe thoroughly and perstbteutly
with tepid water, and milk clean.
Borne use salt and M uter, others fcalt
and vinegar, but we doubt whether
they have anv advantage over the
pure water. The udder at such times
Is, of course, intlamed, and perhUtent
application of water will reduce the
inflamatiou, enabling you to draw the
milk. It may require several
bathings to eutirley remove the cake.
but we are confident that three times
out of four it will prove successful.
Xorenzo Day married Miss Martha
"Week, a local paper comments :
A day is made, a Week is lost,
But time should not complain:
There'll soon be little Days enxugli
To make tha Week aiia.
THE SWEETWATER SCANDAL
Tlir Ollirr NKIn of the I mf,
."wkktwatkh, Tknn., July 31, 1873
To thr. Illitor of the CUronicle:
In the iwsue of the A'c of dnto
thi'21'tli iimt., Is tin article headed
the "Sweetwater SiVindal," (which
-dioull have been called the Lea
I Spring" iSciiiidal) accompanied by n let
ter rroni t-enox, which contains sever
til statement, but very few facta, en
proceeding to make any charge, the
following niimulur and startling sen
tence prexeiitp itnelf. " Littietliil they
suppose thai he (C'hriHuian) wax an
advocate of the tUtestilile doctrine of
HeeeherNiii, which seems to be eU'eef
ing the ministerial fraternity through'
our the land." Here f-senex unprov
voked, makes a sweeping charge of
incontinence against the clerical " fra
ternity " of America, exhibiting an
utter contempt for religion, by grossly
attacking the entire body of divines,
and indirectly accusing them as a
a class, as wanting in virtue, and
therefore, undeserving of the ccnlU
dence nud respect of all the people.
Asa lover of justice, a member of a
Christian church, and a supporter of,
and believer in the chastity and relig
ion of the honorable body of men, I
hurl back as false, tlieiutainous charge,
and denounce the attack as cowardly
in its nature, false in its premises, un
manly in its design, nnd ussussln-like
in its character. If Mr. Clinsmnn, or
any other minister, is guilty, prove
theiu so, hut in the name of justice do
not calumniate the clergy as a body.
The name "Seucx" implies silver
hairs, judgement, mature tliouclit and
reason. Surely then.he lias rt fleeted
hut little before making so gross and
sweeping a charge. But to the unfold
ing of the letter. It says, "on the ar
rival of the eastern bound traiu, Mr.
Chrisman got oil' the cars and at once
repaired to the residence of Mrs. Tuck
er. The purpose of his visit is yet un
known, uud lie only remained until
the couiinguown of the western train."
Tins seems a plausible statement, but
it is not true. Mr. C got oil" the
eastern train at and came to the
store of Ilighl & Scruggs, asked for
Major Iliaht, went into the Drug store,
then to the residence of Mrs. Tucker
and staid one hour and eleven minutes,
neither more nor less. Ho much for
Atjam, frenex savs. "while here he
did not visit any of his ilock, except
ilrs. i ucker." J,et us set r-euex right
airaiu. lie went to the otllce of Mr.
Woodward, and from there to the res
idence of Mr. A. Chance, who is an
Klder of the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church In this place, lie remained
there a long while, ate bis dinner, and
repaired to the depot, and there stayed
until he stepped into the cars.
Again, the venerable senex asserts
that "some of the members are inclin
ed to think that they are innocent,
while the majority believe that they
are guilty of great imprudencies, if not
of criminality." A majority, and a
very large one, to my certain knowl
edge, believe no such thing, aud will
never denounce them as guilty until
proved to be so. A mere circumstance
is not evidence, aud a charge direct or
indirect is not proof.
J5ut again, lie says, "there has not
been any action by the church, look
ing to an investigation of the affair.''
Another mistake. Steps have been
taken to have the matter thoroughly
examined into by an ecclesiastical
court of competent jurisdiction. I as
sure Henex that there is as little dispo
sition among the members of this
church to suppress, conceal, or varnish
over any disreputable act, as there is
to give credence to all the vile, low,
and diabolical slanders that till the
laud. Ho much for the communica
tion of tiii A antediluvian fossil.
Now, if you will permit me, I
will give a brief history of
the case, setting forth the
facts, and detailing the circumstances
that originated the unwarrantable and
malignant slander. Mr. Crisman and
Mrs. Tucker were at Lea's Hpriugs,
boarding at the same hotel. On two
occasions they walked out together;
once in company with another lady,
and the second time alone, in the pub
lic road. Very criminal this, indeed.
On the afternoon of the 17th of July
a violent storm, accompanied with
much electricity, passed over that sec
tion of county. Its ellecta could not
be seeu'from . the ladies' rooms on the
opposite side of the passage. Mrs.
Tucker, feeling some alarm, and de
siring to witness the electrical display
of the elements, went into Mr. C'ris
man's room, the door of which stood
open. And while she was standing at
the window a gust of wind slammed
the door shut. Just at this moment a
lady came to the door and asked Mr.
C. for some matches. He gave them
to her, and Mrs. Tucker accompanied
her from the room. This is the slan
der complete. Is'ow I ask any virtu
ous mind if there is in this the slight
est criminality ?
The country is in a fearful situation,
If every couple, married or single,
who walk, ride or sit together iu a
room alone are to have their charac
ters assailed, their virtue suspected,
and their names published for the sport
aud derision of the heedless multitude
whose prurient maws are never so well
satislied as when digesting the latest
The situation Is truly critical, for
no man, woman, youth or maiden are
safe. For slander has more eyes than
Argus, more tongues than JSriareus
bad hands, more energy than Hisy
pbus, more venom than the viper, and
more villainy than Hatau. its
attacks are more cruel than
detail, aud mote relentless
than the grave; for one grapples
with you face to face ; no hidden weap
ons ; no masked designs. Its banners
bear no dubious device. It is victory
or death ; the other stalks abroad in
In the vestments of darkness, firing
its envenomed arrows from tho ban
dit's ambush, indiscriminately, at
chastity, virtue, iuteuritv. friendship.
and iu line every (juality that tends to
honor, elevate and rellue the human
race. Every parent is interested in
suppressing this growing evil. Every
woman is vitally so, for the female
character is like a highly polished
Grecian mirror ; a breath, the passing
shadow of a vapor upon its surface,
mars its beauty forever, and no amount
of after care aud labor can ever restore
it to its pristine tX'kudor tuid LiUii'
ancy. It Is as delii-.ite as the flower
that buds In the oasis of the desert;
once lilasteil ly the poisouous simoon
of slander, It withers ami blooms no
more, Its beauty Is destroyed, and its
jmcrance lost forever.
Ql have several motives in writing
mis article, uneis a natural love 01
Justice ; another to contribute my mile
towards stemmg tho torrents of Man
der.that bill fair to inundate tbe land,
and lluallv that no woman iu tiie
XlXth century, shall with outstretch
ed hands and streani'"T c-4
plain that she has no
will write a plain recti.
refutation of a base sla. no .
maud that time, place, . ...nstniice
and niiuu'S of witnesses be iveu, and
not mere surmises and slanderous lu
ll uendos, which can be son' fully array
ed and marshalled as to uti rly destroy
the strongest fortress that virtue has
FitAXK A. Kamsay.
A (.raniiry Iluruetl Horrible Cane of
Union Simuxor, July 31. On last
Monday night, Mr. James Grady, a
farmer living some few miles from this
place, lost his granary, together with
about ,'SOO bushels of corn aud all the
oats made from llt acres of land,
which was consumed hy lire. Mr.
Grady suspected a negro of burning
the granary, whom he arrested. The
negro denied that he did the burning,
but confessed that his brother was the
guilty party. Mr. Grady then tried to
arrest the accused, who made good his
i esterdav evening a negro was found
murdered in the neighborhood, who
was horribly mangled, with his tongue
pulled out of his mouth and iw stick
ran through it. The negroes all sus
pected Mr. Grady of tbe murder who
is a highly respected gentleman aud
soon after the hotly of the dead negro
was louuit ttiey gathered in large
crowds around his residence, threaten
ing to bum him out entirely, and " to
make sausage meat of him." Mr.
Grady made Ids escape from the house
with his family, nnd lied. The news
came to town.Jand the Hherill", with a
posse ot well-armed men, left here
this morning for Mr. Grady's residence,
to disperse the mob, and hold an in
quest over the dead body. The mob
lias oeen estimated hy some to he
l.oOil, armed with every conceivable
A Man Dies of the Hiccough.
; From the liurliniiton llawkeye.
About one of the most singular cases
of death that ever came within our
province to mention is that of Milton
W. lilair. of I,ouisa countv. who died
last week in California, of the hic
coughs. Mr. B'air is an old merchnut
of Louisa county, but has not been
engaged in business for a number of
years. He has been residing near
Morning sun since retiring from busi
ness. Last fall he was attacked with
a fit of hiccoughing, which continued
for some weeks, with scarcely any in
termission. Becoming alarmed at the
loug continuauceof the spell, Mr. U.
came to Burlington to consult with a
doctor, who, after treating him a
while, declared he could give him no
relief. From this city he proceeded to
Chicago, and consulted the best med
ical authorities there, who did all in
their power, hut could not relieve him.
lly their advice he went to California.
accompanied by his sister, thinking
mat the change or climate would help
him, remaining in that Htate to the
time of bin death, hiccoughing almost
continually, and having but few In
tervals or rest. The continued strain
and distress wore him to a mere
shadow of his former self, aud last
week his sister telegraphed to friends
and relatives In this and Louisa coun
ties that he was dead, and she was
bringing his remains on for burial.
A Htabbluu; Ncrne
Occurred in the 2d district ou Monday
week between G. W. Vann and Aaron
Cormany, in which the latter was ser
iously slabbed iu the breast aud atido
men. For several days his life was de
spaired of, but late information states
that he is recovering.
the uimcuity was all about a nog of
Cormany's, whose mysterious death
Vanu understood Cormany had
charged him with. Vann called to see
about it, and after a few words came fo
blows, with the above result. It was a
running hisht, iu which stones aud
brickbats were freely used, each thus
alternately knocking the other down.
The most serious wound was received
by Cormany in the abdomen a lontr.
deep gash but none of the vitals were
readied. V ann has not been seen since
the light and it is not kuown whether
he was injured or not. The corn ha t
auts were brothers-iu-la w. at Ten"
Sneak in? of the geographies in use
in the public schools, the CutUulio 2L-
cgrunh, of Cincinnati, says :
" Is'o Catholic can, with safe con
science, consent to the use of books
from which compilers have either wit
tingly or uuwittingly neglected to
give to true religion that importance
wnicu 11 uetterves."
The inference from this seems to be
that All text books used iu public
schools should be subject to revision
oy me authorities ot the Catholic
Church. Is this the next step iu the
programme? For the sake of know
ing what to expect, it would be a re
lief if the full demand, the granting of
which would satisfy the Catholic cler
gy, could be clearly aud fully defined.
The friends of public school would no
doubt like to know just bow much of a
surrender is required of them.
There Is to be a hanging at Kuox-
vllreontho loth itist. The name of
the party is John ebb, sentenced for
murder and outrage. Home weeks ago
the pastors of that city united iu a pe
tition to the sheriif to have the hang
ing privately iu the Jail yard. The
matter was discussed iu the communi
ty and mentioned in tbe papers. The
sherill" took time to consider, felt the
public pulse and concluded that he
could not comply with the request, so
the hanging will be public Mtuihii
A Triumph in Mechanical Ail!
It ail .Is to the form of the Helicniilal Screw, n
conoHve proicllincc Fiirtae formed hy a union of
eay outward and rearward curves, which not only
avoids tnnirental motion, or slip, hut draws the
water in Iroui tne circuinlcreuce bel', causing a
Compacted Discharge Directly Aft.
In trial-contests with the hst forms of nw
and True Serrw. it bus shown a M' ITItlOlt.
U 1HII..M V, irai.ginti froui 1H to 1'er
Tho KAOI.E WIN'fl now on Ihn Vew VorV
Ihritl I Steam Yacht, with an 0'iuiil or nifine
nower. nave Til KEB Mll.KS I'KK IUiliK el -1'KKlOrl
KI'KKD: and. in doinir so. revolved
but ho tunes per uiinute. whilst tha revolutions
ot tho True Screw wcru
O iv iters of Vessels
tiding th "h Pfn)eller, m, ns they rhoose, main
tain tneir jiroeot ?iucii witu
20 to 25 Per Cent. Less Fuel;
Or, with thcamj fuel, n'tiin tho abrve rcrccnt
o! D letter FpetMl.
ITS USE APPLIES TO
Light Draught River Steamers
Ab well ns to
Lake and Ocean Vessels.
Tha (omlnned tntert. nnlrr DdiiiprIii anil
Foreign PaUiita. i. vuiitrullcd by tho
'Patterson Propeller Co'
N. A. PATTERSON, President.
THOS. I. RAMSEY, Seo. &. Treas.
Ieiuirios addrc8el to tho Company Office will
rerojve prompt attention.
Uriern a.ltire?p!l to tho Comnitny. c.iro nf C,
It. DKLAMATKP. A CO., Ship an-i Kotrine
Ii ml den, root of West Thirteenth KtroeL New
York," will bo promptly filled.
(1i rnn 1 it r 1vi 1,-iufo flirnlahffl hv
the beorotary. vhUdAwit
Lord & Taylor
DIlLP.ItS IN FOREIO.II AUD DOMESTIC
AUK. OFFERING SELECT LINES OF
Black and Colored Silks.
Spring and Summer Dross Goods,
Suit and Housekeeping Linens,
Foulard Finished Cambrics,
Prints, Calicoes, &c., &c.,
TOGETHER WITH AN EXTENHIVE LINE OF
HAMUUKUS. IS ALL GRADES,
Insertions, Edgings, Trimmings, &c,
SILK HOSE, all colore,
PLAIN & FANCY HOSE for
Ladies, Misses and Children.
Gloves, Fans, Parasols,
Umbrellas, &c, &c.
if Our Ltittes' Shoa Department contain, n
ftock un0uriaiacd Jor eleKance, durability and
luwncs of prico, Iliroctiuo, lor gelf-iiieusuro.
llientfent on arplifation.
Complete assortment of Oent' Furnishing
Good,, Mnrtj, Coilan, Cutfr, Tien, Hope, Uinveii.
&o, Uood, tent to anylpart of tiie country, bhui
lucaiureiuenii sent on application.
&f For the accommodation of Ladle, anil Fam
ilies who are unable to visit the eity, lull lineniof
sample, of all irradeaof Iry Uood, will be sent, and
orders by mail tilled with the greatest po&sible care
Broadway and Twentieth street
1I0XSIE & DEPUE,
STOVES & TINWARE.
FASHION COOK STOVE,
US EQUALED IS
Economy, Comfort, Ncutncsg, and )
48,000 now in useT 1,800 in usq in
And not one ha, proved a failure!
Also, large Tnrii ty of Cooking Stoves, Xh
Monitor, Ecline, Kut.ta flam, it, K
l'h'fnix, California and Eaifle.
livery one in waul ut s good
COOKING OH HEATING KTOVE
Will find it to their intercut to call god examine
100 Gay St.. K.NOXVILLE, TENN.
THE NEW LOW RESERVOIR STANDARD
Aro Economy in Price,
llAFf lyiteSiiBerior Construction,
mWW Quick s Unifbrm Baking,
UvvAt IhiraJuliK with Handsome Designs,
And Giving PERFECT SATISFACTION Everywhere.
MADE ON1.Y BY
EXCELSIOR MANUFACTURING CO.,
612, 614, 616 & 618 N. MAIN STREET, ST. LOUIS, MO.
KXrl.l'BIVEI.Y POI.T) HY
HAWKINS, BUTT & CO.,
vl4iwpniUw2m OX VI 1.1.1:, TEWESSEE.
B. H. STRONG,
Grocer & Produce Merchant,
No. 33 Northeast Corner Market Square, Opposite City Hall, Knoxville.
HATS AND SHOES,
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Eat Mrie Marl'-t't Square, Hnowlllc, Ten in.
fJooil? nil now, nmi will Hp pnll nt thn lowest onh frices, l'roduco tuken in exchaniro for Roods
I'l'T.l, Kill!! IS A Nil MKASrli KSIil'A H ANTKKH Yiii,n..a
-'tjv "sn"" n cx maa mi."!wr
EAST TENNESSEE BOOK HOUSE.
WILLIAMS, 6TURCES 6c CO.,
WHOLKSALF. AND KETAIL DKALEKS IN
Cap, I.ettir uutl Note Papers. Euvelopes, Inks, Slates, &c.
("lironios and Picture Frames, The. Larfrewt Stock of
Wall Paper in East Tenn. tSulmnl and College Text Books
MKKCIl.l VIS CAST It IT Y AT l,(WIST JOHIIKIIS' KATE.
S X E
H. H. HUBBARD,
Ifiusiness Agent of Tenn, State Grange,
DltANXEH IJLOCK, GAY STREET,
WILL Pl'RCIlASE AXD SELL ON COMMISSION
Grain, Hay, Live Stock, Flour, Bacon, Lard, Butter, Eggs, and
.ALL FARM PRODUCTS.
General Atrent fnr Ohio Kiver Silt- hv par loinl or flinirle bnrrM. "Will nnr.'liiuo Tlrw rtnnita Am.
cories nnd llaniwnre nt luwent wholeaile rates.
Machines at miiautiu'turcr's iriecs. Ample room
filled, vlLdlniKtim It. H. It
Dry ;oo!i, &.c.
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Isthei'la. e to get everything in tbe Dry (jooda
Line. Mr. Ymiuir keeis constantly on baud a
full stock of everything in bin line, whi"h he will
nil m cheap an tho cheapest, f r ca.-h. liii gnuds
are fresh anil ot the Uut Kylcf. and at the tow
ft tiifurtt. KetnLubur the i'luce, the
CHEAP CASH STORE.
SMITH, 0GDEN & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND KETAIL
ins cat m itn.r,
KNOX VI LLE, TENNESSEE.
others from the country
are reiectfu!ly reqaestel to give ui a call
, f,ir we will nut be vcieiold.
J4:bb Work Done Neat
""A SI, PRO FT AT TUB
CHRONICLE JOB OFFICE
Aliio furnish Agricultural Implement.! and Sewing
t'-r noiln nnstoraee. Orders siliciteii and promptly
I ililAUl,. Division Auerit Tenn. State (Srnnire.
BURR & TERRY,
orrr.u for hale
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS,
Weat li erboa r d i n g ,
UATCHET HANDLES. SPOKES.
Thoroughly Seasoned Plank,
Yellow Poplar, Pine and Ash,
OF ALL SIZES.
JOB WORK D0XE TO ORDER,
Uqo1 Tliriilii? of All KIndH,
Kactokt ono .Block K6t of K. li. Depot
MILTON T, ADKINS,
(Jives srcclal a'tontion tc.theemmination, per
feeling and abstracting uf Lud lillos in Morgan
and a-ijonung eounties.
Knoxville Iron Company
II A XI I UOIV, CASTINGS,
4CHiir, taoi fiiciko,
KAII.HOAD MPIltEM, ( IT MAILS, e.
uiaiaa ai ULaM a
C?oal Creek Coal an) Coke.