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WEDNESDAY, AIM 11, IST.i.
lu Mccrr County Kentucky,
(he Grangers run n cuinlidiite for the
Legislature against (he regular Demc
cratic nominee and he was elected.
The friends of On. J.A. M
bry, of this city, will, we learn, press
bis claims upon the Governor for ap
pointment to the United States Hennte.
The election in Kentucky re
suited in a Democratic victory, of
course. No one expected a different
result. The majorty will not differ
materially from the last election.
Governor Porter is credited with
sayiug that he would appoint no one
to the United (States Henate who press
ed his claims before the burial of the
deceased Senator Johnson. If this be
true, it is commendable. It is safe to
say that no man who makes such in
decent haste to get an office is worthy
to fill it.
We trust theeditorof the Atlanta
Herald will be candid enough lo tell
us just what lie means when he says
Andrew Johnson " would never a;nin
have desrrlcd" the South. Such talk
sounds so strangely to people in this
part of the country, that an explana
tion would be lead with interest. We
do not wish to seem unnecessarily im
portunate, but we respectfully insist
on the Hirn'd siatii.;; what it meant
by the cxi'i-.-ioh above quoted.
The editor of The Aye declines
to commit binself by saying anything
about the meaning of the Atlanta
Herald, where it says Andrew John
son "would never again have de.-ert-ed
" tlic.S.iii'i:. He probably supposes I
ma' a candid exie--ion it ins ievs
on that statu. u-o! would be prcina'uie
and unpopular. Now, :vs be has al
lude (to the - . 1 J in t!i:--- non-committal
Way. it i- t.iir to presume that
he -Ik liewa that. Mr. Johnson did at
some tiiuo in me pj-t " oVtri! " the
South. Wbei, v:.s it, Brother Churl
tou '.'
In- its notice of the death c.f cx'
President John son. the Atlanta
aid says :
"The South in i.v .11 rczret his death,
i-ha lia-i r.othir.j; to frar and much to hope
for in his lutnre. He, trou'd it (' O'jnin
have de-i rl'jl h:r."
.The italics are our own. What
docs the IL ynh! mean when it says
" he wonlil never vjuln have deserted
her?"' When did he di-m-rt the South?
We thought war issues, had been
dropped hy the Democracy. Could
our neighbors of tho Press mul lLr
old and ihe Ay. tell us what is
meant hy the above paragraph?
Ouii press dispatches this morning
reveal a state of affairs among Ameri
can travelers in Europe, growing out
of the failure of Duncan, Sherman &
Co., anything but enviable. It was
given out when this firm first failed
that ample provision had been made
for the protection of travelers bearing
letters of credit from the firm, bnt it
seems that the statement was want
ing in truth. It appears that Alex
ander Duncan, of Scotland, father of
William Butler Duncan, had offered
to guarantee these credits if the
Union Bank in London would under
take the payments, but for some rea
son the negotiation failed, and it is
not likely now that it will ever he con
summated. WILL NOT ENLIGHTEN O
A word f r the c lito:-':;'. t-ar of th Knox
ville Cliroiui l,-: Tte ChatULoo-.a Tim's
will nut eu!Iu''itsn you (oiif.vriiii. j,ny
Memphis r-illr. . d t. :. I 1 wring riii.
Why? Ik-em:-" i,., ir.r.i-'.' nn.'-'t-s wiil he-
touched by th ri-vi-in! r n-, aid it ytu
poeed tu hit ny!)i!y ol.-e. 1 .i.-m miht be
counter-rerelaii'iiis, yf.u km w. M' mjihis
Avalanche.
We trust the A-ilnr),v is mistaken
and that the 7Y.e will yet pve the
public the l)ciicf!t of any knowledge
it possesses about a ' Memphis rail
road bond bearing ring." It has in
timated that it did have such infor
mation, and the public lias a right to
it. We have time and ugaia made
the charge that there were railroad
rings in Tennessee, speculating in
State bonds, In oriinj them when it was
to their interest to do bo, and lulliit'j
tlieui when they could make money
by that course. We have not been be
hind the curtains, and consequently
could not give direct information
about the matter. In a little sparring
which recently tool; place between
tho Tiiio-H and J. ( ((,,-, the former
intimated something Mysterious about
a Memphis railroad ring, and the A
liDaftc calls for specifications. Wc
again ask the Turn to tell us what it
knows. Let the truth come out, no
matter who gcti hurt. Give us a
" bill of particulars."
sues;
Wo hold that tho rehel IVmncrntic party
Is looking to payment in proelibiuks fur
four milium (4,inl'oO) cf flaves, en,mni
patcd hy tho wnr. They Rre also looking
forward lo payment of the party for losses
sustained in the wnr. Another of their
schemes is to give pensions to the widows
and orphans of those who fell in the war of
the rebellion. Already nro they hunting
up old bills of sale?, in which it will be
shown that negro men who were mechanics
were sold at prices ranging from S1,0U0 lo
$2,000. They are now looking to an amend
mcnt to the Constitution so ns to legislate
to pay these claims, which, if allowed, will
baukrupt the Nation and ruin the country.
Chronicle.
"It is much easier to make assertions
than to prove them. Here is an in
stance. It. would lie nothing lint fair
and just, afier making such a charge,
to substantiate it by indubitable proof.
Upon an issue like this, the mere
so of no man is allowable, especially as
the country is just approaching an im
portant Presidential campaign, when
a large proportion of our population
will be controlled by mic.Ii unfounded
sentiments. Show us whoof theSouth
of auy respectability or inlbieiiee are
looking forward lo aymeiit of the
parly for losses sustained in the war."
rut your finger mi schemes "to give
pensions to the widows ami orphans of
those who fell in the war of the rebel
lion," let the pubiie know who are
bunting up old bills of sales, in
which it will he shown that negro men
who were m cbaiiics were sold at prices
rnngintr from fl.no) to $'2,000.'' Arid
when you have performed this task,
you will court r a sp- cial favor hy let
titig us know how von t.I;n-I the
precious information that i people
of the South "are now looking to an
amendment of the Constitution sons to
legi.-l ii to pay the claims " If what
you sv be true, then we art- with vmi
to s'ave o!f sueli an cxtr (ordinary pro
cedure "'
We copy the foregoing from the
evening paper called The, Aye.
The editor is right in saying that tho
people of this country will no longer
take the "say so" of any one man
for the truth or falsehood of state
ments involving so many important
consequences. h. closing the article
from which Tin- Aye copied in part,
we expressly stilted that we intended
to be heard again on that subject.
We meant, of course, that tho proof
would he heard, if called for. But
all this bluster about proof is for
etfect. We will prove, before we arc
done with it, the truth of our charges
by members of both Houses of Con
gress. We shall, of course, take our
own time about it, and promise to
have it before the country in time for
the next Presidential contest. We
are not so stupid as to bring up mat
ters of such momentous importance,
calling in question the honesty and
integrity of the leaders of a great
political party, without being ready
to make good our assertions. Wc
have been in the editorial harness for
forty years, and during that time
have been often called upon for proof,
and have as often furnished it.
We would like to know of The Aye
if it is for or against the payment for
slaves, and the pensioning of the
widows and orphans of those who fell
in the war of the rebellion ? AVe wish
to know if The. Aye will endorse the
report of the rebel Democratic com
mittee, who may bring in a report for
paying t.iesc exorbitant claims?
Th- A'jc may as well commence
answering these questions now, as at
any other time.
WHO .-HALL BE OCR SENATOR?
Now that tltt! country La ; recovered
from the shock caused by the unex
pected announcement ci" Senator
Andrew .Tnkn son's dee'h, snculations
are rile as to who will be his succes
sor. It is well known, that under the
Constitution, the selection of his Mie
ces'tor, until the met ting of the next
Legislature, devolves upon Gov. Por
ter. In view of all tiie circumstances,
the above question is being propound
ed by a thousand tongues,
Wc do not claim the right to put
in nomination the man who shall suc
ceed the deceased Johnson. In fact,
we do Ji 't suppose any ht'.ggestion
that wo may make will have much in
fluence with the appointing power.
IJut nevertheless, we take the liberty
of making a suggestion or two affect
ing the rights of East, Tennessee.
Eal Tennessee is entitled to the Sen
ator, notwithstanding numerous ef
forts have been and wiil be made to
deprive i.er of her right. There ate
a number of suitable persons for the
office, among whom wo will mention
the name of (Yd. John Williams, of
Knox. His father, Col. John Wil
liams, filled ti e place forty years ago
with honor and ability. His brother,
Joseph L. Williams, represented the
Kuoxville district in the I 'i.Itcd States
" MEETING THE I
Congress thirty years ago. We men
tion these historical facts to show that
the Williams family are by no means
unknown to fame. We are proud to
say that we took our first lessons in
politics from Col. John Williams, Sr.,
and if ho were living wo would be
together to-day.
Col. John Williams, whom we now
suggest for Senator, is a Conservative
Union man, ns was Mr. Johnson, and
the latter with his well known views
on that subject, having been elected
as the representative of that clement,
let tho popular will be obeyed by ap
pointing the former. In addition to
Col. Williams, if he is not acceptable
to the Governor, wc have Col. A.
lilizard, of McMinn county, Col
Kyle or Col. John Ncthcrland, of
Hawkins, Col. Jno. M. Pinning, of
Knox, and lion. E. A. James, of
Hamilton, Surely among all these
Gov. Porter can find a fit man for
Mr. Johnson's successor.
MOHE ABOUT THE SENATOR.
)ttr Democratic friends don't ac
cept cither of the tickets we piescnt-
ed them upon the Senatorial question.
They need not be at a loss for the
right sort of a man, measuring by the
Democratic platform. We say, in
good faith, that if they want a young,
promising man, let their, commission
James T. Shields. If they want a
man who is also a promising man and
a man of good character, let them
commission Alfred Caldwell. If
they want a man devoted to the inter
ests of Tennessee and to her railroad
improvements, as well as our rrater
navigation, let them commission C.
M. McGhce. If they want a rising
man, of dignified bearing, and political
life, together with fine personal np
pcarancc, let them commission Col.
AIoscs White. If they want a man of
Senatorial age am1, experience, whose
purity of character, high order of tal
ent, and dignified bearing would be
an honor to the State, let them com
mission Hon. Itobcrt J.MeKinney. If
they want an active, well informed
man, whose locks have been whitened
by the frosts of sixty winters, let
them commission Judge Van Dyke.
Wc extended our remarks to let the
public know East Tennessee can fur
nish suitable men, and is entitled to
the Senator. This is the point wc
make, and the only point, that East
Tennessee must not be robbed of the
Senator.
DANIEL O'CONNELL.
Speaking of Daniel O'Conncll, the
celebration of whose centennial birth
day takes place to-day, the Washing
ton Chroniele says :
Tho.-e of our adopted citizen, who
glory in having Ireland for their birth
place, are making preparations to celchrate
the centenniul natal day of Daniel O'Con
ncll, which occurs on Friday next.
Probably no one ever exercised ' more
sway'over the inhabitants of the Green
Isle unless .St. Patrick -himself than
Daniel O'Conncll. Ho could capture multi
tudes by his eloquence and wit, and he
could direct and hold his hearers cn masse,
to tho line cf policy which ho thought
proper to adopt. He could produce more
real unity of sentiment than any man we
ever heard of, the evidence of which was
presented to the uunds of hundreds now
living, ia tho" monster meetings held on
Irish soil, many years ago, when he was in
Ids prime. Kvon sympathetic America was
entlmsia-ilcu'.ly animated by tho fervor of
his utterance, nnd felt tho glow of his pa
triotism and the inspiration of his exabed
genius.
1 in: New York II ,rll seems to be
losing it.s prestige in the South as a
Democratic organ. Southern Demo
cratiu papers slap their old grand
mother at the Metropolis in the most
unceremonious way. Here is the way
the Nashvillo viem-rdoes it:
Tlo New York World protectorate
over the Southern Democracy ii growing
irk-oni" and intolerable ; tho Fouthcrn De
mocracy are growing lircd of being told by
ihe New York orgiu what they must not
do ; and it wou! 1 hy well to allow Southern
Democrats, who are of age, tho privilege
e! an
mint.'
equal t:ty in tho party iimiiage-
A Queer Tenant.
This Texas lizard story is from the
Dallas Cuiiiiuereia! : A singular scene
w as piesented to a number of gen
tlemen yesterday. On cutting a line
lari-'w watermelon, comfortably in the
ceiit.-r was u small, yellow Htottcd
li.Hrd. about four inches in lem-th.
Apparently lin-le-s wh'-n luk, n out,
it was soon reoiisciluled on being
placed in the sun, but lived only a few
minutes. It was of a beuuliful "brown
color, with wbitt) stripes and yellow
spots. Most singular of all, like a fish
caught in lh subterrunean rivers of
thu Mammoth Cave, in Kentucky, it
was destitute of tho organs of vision.
It was secured by Colonel Merrick,
who will preserve it in Bpinls, mid
send it lo the Hmithsuniuu Institute,
to be added to the woudersand curiosi
ties, of thy nutional museum.
EDUCATIONAL.
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tier
Intuitu.- el 1 li.trn
T tin- i. litvi t i j t,e C''ii-.,.V- :
l'tir; unlit to Woiiainine. Siioerin
teinlenl Knrhs called the Teachers
Institute to order at 0 A. .M. yesterday.
Ihe work of the day wis opened by
an appropriate prayer by Rev. Mr.
Ayres. The teachers weretlien wel
comed in a very neat speech by Presi
dent Ileeman. In the absence of the
Secretary Mr. Montgomery was ap
pointed Secretary, and the appropriate
committees appointed.
Owing to tho fact that only about
half of the teachers expected had tir
rived, the election of officers for the
ensuing year was postponed until this
morning.
The regular work of the Institute
was tlien opened by a class-drill in
Arithmetic, conducted bv Prof. M. C
Butler, followed by a drill lu vocal el
ements, by Prof. Heeman, after
which a lively discussion ensued upon
these two topics. From this discussion
it was manifest that both drills had
done good work.
After some spirited vocal musle and
miscellaneous business, the meeting
adjourned for dinner.
At 1:30 the meetiifg re-assembled.
The number of teachers present had
grown very considerably in the mean
time, and continued to increase during
tbeeveniDg; so that by the time of
adjournment at 4 J sr., between thirty
and forty were present. This increase
in numbers added irreatlv to the Inter
est of the several classsdrills and dis
cussion. The topics Mere writing,
rending, ppellinc and Arithmetic, con
ducted by Superintendent Karns and
rrotessors lieeman and Jhitler.
At S l sr. the members of the
Institute ami ninny of the citi
zens of tho neighborhood nssemh'cd
in tiie church to listen to an ail
dress from Prof. Hunter' Nicholson, of
me r,asi lennessee university, on
" The Jielution of the Agricultural
Colli ge to tho Common Schools." The
exercises were opened bv a Diaver
from Hev. Dr.. Mays. The address was
about an hour long and was listened
to with marked attention by the en
tire audience. The main points made
by the speaker were, that the Agricul
tural or Scientific College, was the
natural product of that elevation of the
industrial classes, which characterizes
modern eivilizntion. That the almost
universal application of machinery to
the industrial arts in recent vears. has
created a demand for u more general
diffusion of knowledge concerning the
sciences and arts upon which all ma
chinery depends. This knowledge
could not be obtained in the obi Col
leges. Hie sciences needed were not
taught in existing schools. Of neces
sity, then, new schools were created.
J he impulse which lias given rise to
this new College was neither sudden
nor local. It had been gathering for
generations and was felt by the people
of every moving ration.
'1 lie speaker then gave a brief ac
count of the organization of the Agri
cultural Colleges under the act of Con
gress, and passed on to the obstacles in
the way of the success of the new
College. These be considered to be:
tho newness of the enterprise, disliis
clination of farmers to educate their
sons for their own calling, the scarcit v
of competent men to run the institu
tions, but mainly the want of properly
organized preparatory schools.
The speaker then passed to the con
sideration i of the common schools.
taking as his text this quotation from
a report made some time ago to the
.uassacnuseiLs jLiegisiatuie :
" The school evstem nf New T'.ncr.
land fails to meet the wants of the civ
ilization or the present day."
This he said was true of the entire
school system of the United States,
mm noiauiy so oi iiiai or Tennessee.
The failure grows out of the fact that
the things taught are not things which
men aud women need to aid them in
the struggle of life, and the mental
habits formed ere not those most need
ed in the conduct of every day allairs.
The speaker then went into some
detailed criticisms of the methods of
teaelimg, spelling, reading, writinir.
geography, Ac., and made suggestions
us to how much time now devoted to
lliese studies might be more tiiotllalilv
employed in leurning the elements of
15otany, Physics, Physical Geography,
and other sciences, and earnestly re
commended tho formation of Natural
History collections in every school.
This morning the Institute will open
witli a still larger number of teachers
and increased interest. Eor the after
noon, Dr. May is booked for an ad
dress on "The Teacher's Mission, '
aud Hon. David Itichardsfora " talk ;"
while to-night Professors Sharp and
liutler deliver addresses tho former
on "The Natural -Method of Teach
ing," ami tl.u latter on " What should
tie Taught in our Common Schools."
Altogether t lie meeting so far is a
swve.-s, thanks lo the energy of (Super
intendent Karns, the zeal of tho teach
ers, and the hospitality of tiie citizens
of Thorn tiroveand vicinity.
Yl.-JToH.
Ihe Institute al J.uhsliaru .
Jc AK'SliOKO', Aug. 3, 1S75.
T,i the Editors of the Chronicle :
The fourth session of the Campbell
county Teachers' Institute was held at
this place on the 'JSth, L'lith, and ,'il)th
of July. This association, which is
held semi-annually in this county, Is
gradually assuming the Importance
ami commanding the attention which
it deserves.
Tho secret of its success lies in the
fact that the names of many of our
very b-st and most public spirited citi
zens wero secured as members of its
organization.
M'lheso gatherings, when atten
ded by those who can
give them sullleient Interest, afford an
amount of phasuM ami instruction
that no county can well afford to be
deprived of through the neglect ami
indifference of its school olllcers.
The order of exercises, as per printed
programme, was as follows :
Wednesday evening, (breo popular
addresses. 1 hursday forenoon, Prima
ry Leading, Intellectual Arithmetic,
Prominent causes of failuw In Teach
ing. Afternoon session, Priz j Essay,
Composition, Orthogruj hy, a"iid How
long School should be kept each day.
iCvening Hussion, Debate Question,
is a system of compulsory education
expedient? Friday forenoon, English
tnamiiiar, ruieu Ariilinietle, ami
School Etiquette. Afternoon. Vocal
Mime. Chirograph)-, Ken. ling Hni
ot'tition.
C position i t encouraged hy oiler-
iog a prize inr the best essay written
hy tiny siinlt'iit in the county. The
sucee-siui conlesiant was Mr. E. H.
l'oucrs, ot Jackstioro .
The High .-schools of Jacksboro' and
Emeastle are opening with their usual
swarms ir students, nnd the prospects
mi iintniier gouu year 8-worK are Jlat
tering.
C. D. It.
HORRIBLE WIFE MURDER.
A Man littti 111 M ilt, mill lilltlrrn
In I'lt'oen mill Atlemi l Hunt
TIifiii.
The Kaleigh ATews of the 17lh hhvh
Our readers are already acquainted with
the horrible details of ihe murder in
February of the wife und child of Scott
Pai tin in this county, at the bauds of
me minimal! Iiuslmnil aud father, but
me ioiiowing addiiionul facts which
have just come to light, make the com
mittal oi me norrilile deed even more
heinous than It at first appeard.
On Wednesday, another general
search was made to find the remaining
portions of t lie unfortunate woman
and chilil, which could not be found
in the hole in which portions of ihe
body was at first discovered, which
search resulted in the discovering of
tue place at which tho brutal act was
committed. In n heavy thicket some
quarter of a mile from the residence
of A. W. Partin, and about the same
instance from the spot at which the
first discovery was made, was found
what was evidently the scene of the
murder. Near a log. which tune traces
of having been cut by an axe, as if
something hud been chopped upon it,
was found the remnants of a fire, and
in the ashes and near the fame was
found the bones of a human foot and
those of a hand, some of theieeih of a
human being, the skull of an infant
and portions of the unfortunate wo
man, together withthe buttons of a
dress, leaving no doubt of the fact that
themuiierer had first chonned Ids wife
and child up and then endeavored It)
destroy the pieces by burning them,
but finding the process too slow or haz
ardous, hail resorted to the plan of
burying them in the manner in which
they were discovered last week.
His mother now stat"s thai Scott
Partin remained in the neighbi.rhooil
several days after the disappearance of
his wife and chiid; that some four
days subsequent to hit leaving tier
house wllh ins wire be came lo the
house and borrowed a guano bag and
obtained bis yarn coat, and thtu she
saw him pass several t i mes across the
held between the place where the last
and first discoveries of the body were
mane.
The feeling in the community where
till i foul outrage was committed is still
intense, Mid the life of Scott Partin
would be far from safe in the hands of
tbflse people.
TH K MrllltKKKK I'KOlIAIiLY AltKKSTKU
A dispatch was received bv the Gov
ernor yesterday to the f fleet that a man
answering the description of Scott
Partin (the same to which we alluded
yesterday morning as having been
seen at Palmyra, Halifax county,) had
neen arresied between I'almyra and
Tarboro', and was held nwaitiug iden
tification. Policeman Crosson left this
city for that locality Thursday night,
and us he is personally acquainted with
Partin, it the man arrested be the right
one he is doubtless at present in the
clutches of the law. If he be arrested
let not justice be slow In giving him
that death which his damnable deed so
richly merits.
Women You Meet in the Cars.
There is the woman who drives vou
mad by never being discomposed in
either manner or dress. Her hair is
as smooth as though it had been
ironed : her face is as cleau as though
cinders and dust were an unknown
quantity; her boots aud gloves are
new : they nt so perfectly that vou are
quite sure her feet aud hands were
poured into them. Hue is not without
wisdom in iieiuir bicn chaussc aud bien
gantcc. When people have nothing
to do or think about, they are reduced
to extremities! Hut when this immac
ulately attired woman emerges from
her section, after a sleenless night's
journey, as calmly uurumplcd us on
nor nisi appearunoe, endurance ceases
to be a virtue. She is a renroach to
earth aud man. People have no busi
ness to go through life without coming
in contact with it. The im-
muculutely attired womau has
no wrinkles. She never will
have. She blieds feelings precisely as
she sheds dust. They slide oil' her.
1 don't approve of her at all, but I do
wish uiv boots nnd gloves looked like
hers. Then there is the frowsv
womau. The longer she travels the
more "scratched up" her general
appearance. Her children, between
the ages ot ihne and s. ve'i, browse
upon everythii-g in gen-.ial, making
niubt hideous by crying, and day
hidcoim by permeating the atmosphere
with their uneasy selves. Her hus
band wears paper collars, puis his
boots on in public, and reads voletitlv
illustrated papers. A'ate 1'Uld-
Elect of tho Storm 0a Western Crops.
CllICAHo. Aug. 2 Tho heavy mios
of the past week, and the storm of Sat
urday night and .Sunday in particular,
have seriously damaged wheat, out
and potatoes, throughout the States of
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and
Missouri. I he corn cron of Illinois Is
also threatened. From Southern Min
nesota and Northern Iowa, the great
wheatsproducing sections of the North-
v est, tue report as regards tho wheat
harvest are more favorable, public
and private advices from til counties
in Illinois represent the wheat, outs
and potatoes as very badly damaged.
Tiie latter 1 1 almost ruined. It is now
feared that the continuance of tho rain
will keep tho coi n growing, so that it
will not ripen btfoib thu early frosts
overtakes it. In Ohio, rain prevailed
during the entire week throughout Ihe
State, and wheat nnd oats are reported
to be as badly Injured as in Illinois.
From all parts ot Missouri come re
ports of damage to wheat und oats.
On Saturday the rain began eaily and
continued mail Sunday night late.
Tho railroads entering Kansas City
are nil in trouble, tracks und bridges
being washed away. Tho crops lu
Wisconsin and Miunei-oU have not
sull'ered ns severely as in the States
mentioned above, and a large yield is
expected in these two States.
SAULSBURY.
How 1 li-y Mtmnicfsil II (m on lite lm
M-nrlnnrnt I'rlnl.
There wero oilier dark ways and
vain tricks connected with both sides
of the Impeachment struggle, which
would take a volume, Instead of nn ar
ticle, 'o relate. I can not, however, re
frain from telling one of them. Mr.
Willard Haulsbury was a Democratic
Senator from Delaware, with good in
teiitions, but a very decided weakness
for toddy. Ho would stay Bober for
niontliB son, climes, but the mere smell
of liquor would start him on a spree
that might last for weeks. He had
been quite steady for a long time, and
had promised to abstain entirely from
liquor while the Impeachment trial
lasted. One evening a young man
called at his room ami desired nn in
terview, which was granted. He rep
resented himself as the agent of a wine
and liquor Importing house in New
York, who had come to Washington
to have the tariff amended with" re
spect to these articles, nnd he would
like to interest the Senator in his
cause. He concluded his remarks by
saying that he had brought some
samples of wine ami brandy with him,
and asking the Senator's permission to
send a few bottles to his room. Hauls
bury Immediately saw in this proposi
tion a plot to got him drunk, so that
he might be either absent from the
Senate when the vote on Impeach
ment was taken, or that, going to the
Senate in a state of intoxication, he
might be expelled, as had often been
threatened in his case. Indeed, a res
olution for ids expulsion had once been
offered and wus then on the calendar
of tho Henate. It looked then, on a
close calculation, ns if one vote sub
tracted from the Democratic side
would secure Johnson's conviction.
Saulsbury ordered the bogus wine
merchant out of his room in short or
der, and immediately acquainted sev
eral of his friends w ith the details of
the plot. It reached Johnson's ears
very soon.
"They can't beat me any other way,"
said the President, " and they are try
ing to get the jury drunk." It was
immediately resolved by Johnson's
friends to keep a close watch on Sauls
bury, aud lliis precaution was soon
rendered necessary. Haulsbury, wheth
er as tho result of a conspiracy, or in
obedience to his own sweet will,' got
furiously drunk on the day rendered
memorable in the history- of the trial
hy the anti-Impeachment speeches of
Fesseuden, Trumbull, aud other Ke
publicans. It wa a secret session of
the Senate, but it soou got noised
ubroad that Haulsbury was trvimrto
get the floor tomakea drunken speech.
xian au ijour later lie would probably
have been expelled, liut he was per
suaded to leave the Senate, and he
wus accompanied to his room, where
lie was put to bed. The vote was ex
pected the next day, and as it was im
portant to have Haulsbury oreseut. a
consultation was held as to the best
and quickest means of sobering him
oil. Homebody suggested a big fright
as a good thing for him under ihe eir
cumstauces. There was a Babcock
fire extinguisher In the hall, which
wus immediately transferred to thp
bedside of the tipsy Senator. Hauls
bury rose on bis haunches to know
what the infernnl thing was for, and
the agonizing manner in which he
begged lor mercy when told that it
was a stomach pumn. and that it
would be applied to him if he were not
duly sober by 5 in the morning, will
nov soon uh lorgonen ny tne lew who
witnessed it. F'roui that day forward
until the vote was taken Haulsbury
was sent to the Henate every day In a
hack, aud his movements were care
fully watched bo that he was present
to vote against Impeachment when
the final vote was taken. There was
a sequel to this. The anti-Impeachers
insisted on the Mosaic law of retalia
tion drunk for drunk aud there was
a bad case of delirium tremens on the
other side of the Henate Chamber be-
lore long, which can even now bo
traced iu the oflleial record of the
High Court of Impeachment.
Mack," in t. Louis Ulobc.
GLEANINGS.
The Grand Duke Alexis gave SluO to
the French flood suflerers.
The members of Plymouth church
are raising a fund for Miss Bessie.
Turner.
The official report ..f tho ruin-fall in
the Ohio Valley, last week, gives the
quantity at three aud one-half inches.
The London Times, of July 20, says
"There fell, last Wednesday, in Mon
mouth ami the neighborhood, five
inches and a-hulf of water."
A man named lioyr-e, in Sinus. Io
wa, was iustantly killed by lightning
last week, every vestige of clothing
being torn from his body, even to his
boots. His silver watch was melted
into a solid lump, and a iiolo was
opened in the earth under him eh'ht
feet deep. 3
A Mrs. Lamb, of Washington. D.
C, was raised 1'iom a bed of ulllictiou,
where she hail lain for fourteen years
and enabled to "take up her bed and
walk," by (ho earnest aud united
prayers of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association, of that city, iu twenty-four
hours.
Heavy Hall Morm.
In our last issue wo made a brief
notice regarding the hail storm that
prevailed iu the neighborhood, aud at
Mr. M. F. ltatnsour's on Monday the
18th of July. It merely touched the
farm of tins gentleman, und his com
was beaten litterly to tho ground. He
thinks his crop will fall short of twen
ty bushels. About one mile from his
farm, near tho middle of the storm a
Held of corn belonging to ('apt. Wyoiu
was entirely destroyed. Tho yield of
this Held would have footed tin three
hundred bushels, hud it escaped the
storm.
Mr. Jacob Mostellei's entirecrop was
i.estroyod, and not a souud building
wus left on the place so tciille was the
storm.
...Hl'y.t'1al,VulMu belonging to Davis
u 1'"'J" WL'r killed outright bv
the falling missels, ,id overvthlng
along the entire scope of the s.torm Wat
more or less injured.
;vuer tne storm subsided the hail
stouts were found to measure nine
"v'Jm V? "totwuQu.-Lincolnton
(A. C.) J'roynss.

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