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From the Daily Chronicle Feit. )
The Quarterly Court met at the
usual hour, Judge Jno. L. Moses pre
siding. The Bridge Committee was contin
ued until next term of the Court. The
usual routine of business, such as ap
pointing administrators, road over
seers, etc., being gone llirmiKh with,
the Court adjourned till the next reg
RAILROAD MEETING AT MURPHY,
The Criminal Court met at the usual
hour yesterday morning, Judge M. L.
Hall presiding. The following were
sworu as jurors for the term.
J. T. Doyle, Foreman ; J. J. Harris ;
D. F. DeArmond ; John Lester; F. B.
Armstrong; Hugh Davis; Jacob Swat
zell;J. P. Ford; J. II. Niehle; P.
Collison ; Matthew Simpson ; '.V. 11.
Lucy ; James Byrely.
Solomon DeVault; Z. T. Burnett ;
T.J.Bradley; R. W. Hardou ; I. T.
Anderson; H. L. Clift; V. C. Slater
lv;J. M. Cardwell : Joliu G. Callo
way; Samuel Turner ; Boyd McMur-
ray : W. H. Swan.
After which the followlug cases were
disposed of :
The State vs. Thills Sharp; carrying
weapons ; nol pros on costs.
The State vs. Thomas Fitzgerald :
neglect as overseer; submitted; lined
$2.o0 and costs.
The State vs. frauds Miller; same
The S ate vs. N. O. Powell; assault
ami battery ; nol pros on costs.
The State vs. Thomas Campbell
obstructing public road ; submitted
fined $1 and costs.
'V'ue State vs. Robert Swaygerty I as
sault and battery; submitted ; fined
So and costs.
The State vs. James Hens-ley ; car
Tying weapons: nol pros.
The State vs. George Kobinson ; dis
turbing public worstiip; nol pros on
The State vs. John Hodgson ; selling
liquor without bona ; nol pros on
costs, and $-5.
The State vs. (Jul. Calloway ; eu ry
ing weapons; nol pros.
t he State vs. Jamts Hass ; disturb
ing public worship ; nol pros 0:1 costs.
Ttie Slate vs. Lee Tusk ; assault aud
battery ; lined 5.
The State vs. Jack Borger ; carrying
weapons ; submitted and tlud $10 and
The State vs. Huston Bright ; as
sault aud battery ; submitted ; fined $6
The State vs. William Roberta; pro
fanity; submitted; fined $2.50 aud
The Stale vs. Hugh Ail ley ; carrying
weapons ; submitted.
The Stale vs. James Frady; murder;
passed nil Monday next.
The State vs. Cage Alchley ; rob
bery ; sent to work house.
The State vs. Albert Bowman ;
lewdness; submitted, aud lined S'20
The State vs. Thomas Sharp ; pro
fanity ; submitted; lined $2 50 and
The State vs. ltussell Nelson ; three
cases; carrying weapons ; lined $10 in
each case, and committed to the work
The State v. Charles Nelson ; car
rying weapons ; nol pros on $10 of
CThe State vs. Jack Burnett; D. P.
V.; nol pros on costs.
The State vs. Buss Nelson ; Lewd
ness ; submitted ; fined $25.
The Stute vs. Harrison Kutberford ;
carrying weapon; committed to work
house until fine and costs are secured.
The State vs. I'ryor Coleman ; mur
der; passed until Monday.
The State vs. John Tucker ; carry
ing weapous ; on trial ; jury respited.
In getting up our premium list we
forgot to otter premiums on jellies,
cakes, etc. We nave corrected that.
and will award handsome premiums
ou everything of the sort. We also
forgot to include sucking colts, and
now oiler the following:
nnrbrriie end 1'nhllo NncaHln-.
Ml KIMlY, N. C, Sept. 2, 1875.
To the Editort of the Chronicle:
The mass-meeting and barbecue at
this place to-day was a great sucees.
The crowd was variously estimated at
from 2,000 to 4,000 people. No political
excitement nothing, in short, but the
intense need and desire of the people
In this secluded region to hate railway
communication with the outer woild,
could have brought such a concourse
of people together.
The place selected for the sneakers'
stand was excellent some GOO yards
below the town in a dense grove on
the southern side of tlie river. A hill
rose in front of the stand, and brought
the audience which occupied it, face to
face with the speakers who successive
ly delivered the address. The meet
ing whs organized by appointing the
following officers ; Rev. C. D. Smith,
of Franklin, N. ('., President; the fol
lowing are the Ice-Presidents Hon.
James W. Talliam, Hon. J. 1. Robiu
son, (. G. Bristol, G. W. Baker and
Dr. W. L. Love, of Ts. C, and Hon.
John Kngland, Hon. H. M. Hammetl,
tj. A. Ithers and Col. F,. 11. Payne,
Georgia. By some mischance we
For best sucking colt, $5.00; for sec'
ood best, $2.50.
For best sucking colt, $5.00; second
TROTTING AND PACING.
Under this head we offer suitable
We aga'u ask our citizens to offer
special premiums. This is the third
time we have called upon tlieui to do
so. .vcniny Age.
We learned last evening of a pain
ful accident that occurred to Mike
Crowley, railway nostal clerk on the
Fast Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
ltauroad, at Jonesboro', on last Friday
evening. As be was stepping on the
train his foot slipped, and he was
caught between the cars aud the plat
form of the depot and considerably
bruised up, though Dr. Sevier, the
attending physician, pronounced the
injuries not necessarily fatal. No bones
were Kronen, we understand. At last
accounts he was doing as well as could
he expected, and it la thought will be
auie aoie to ie at 11 is post again In
On the 5th Inst, at . v. m. by the
Key. J. H. Mitchell, of the A. M. E
Zion church, at the residence of the
bride in Jtport, Mr. Andy Mitchell
10 .MISS Li. li. Lurt.
have mislaid the niemoraudvm bear
ing the names of the secretaries, but
they will be made known through the
published official report. The meeting
was addressed at much length aud
with treat eloquence by Geu. Win.
Phillips, of Georgia, President of the
Marietta and North Eastern Railway
Company, of Georgia, whose line is
graded to Canton, 4 miles in the di
rection of the Georgia State Line in
the direction of Murphy. Indeed the
meeting was called maiuiy in the in
terest of the connection proposed with
this line of road in a southerly direc
tion. General Phillips was followed
by Gen. R. B. Vance, of Asheville, N.
C., in a very happy intermingling of
humor and good hard railroad sagac
ity in tlie interest of the pro
jected railway from Asheville to
JJucktowu ; alter which tlie meet'
iug adjourned " unanimously " for
ohe hour to a grove'hard by to do jus
tii'e to the sumptuous barbecue, where
a bountiful supply of good things was
reaily for tlie entire crowd.
Returned from dinner the Conven
lion was happily addressed at consid
erable length by the President, Rev.
C. D. Smith. Next very briefly bv W.
G. McAdoo, formerly of Knoxville,
Tennessee, representim; the Knox ville
aud Charleston Railroad, and after
ward by Hon. J. L. Robinson aud Dr
Vv . L. Love, with.hapnv effect. A
subscription paper was then produced,
and lh rush of subscribers to reach it
was interesting. Over ten thousand
dollars bud been subscribed while we
remain.'. 1, and this sum, it was estima
tel, u.in'1 be more than doubled
w lule. a irue subscription in tlie conn
Iv is recoiled as a certainty.
Direct iiiilwuy connection with this
region-' r fertile aud productive val
leys, ut ron manufactures and other
milieiiti roducts, should be regarded
asveiy 10. mu tant to Knoxville. should
a branch of the Knoxville and Charles
ton road be pushed to Murphy, or in
the direction or Unit place, to meet
railway from Murphy, or from Mariet
ta to Murphy, such branch could not
fail of a large mid profitable business
Welearn that dry iroods are now bought
at T hoiesale in your cirv tor retail in
Murphy, ami are transported in wag
ons over the wor.-t roads in I he uni
verse from Sweetwater across the
Already the iron manufacture in
Cherokee county, North Carolina, is
large, and the quality of the iron is
excellent. The report of the Cincin
nati Industrial Exposition of 1870
pronounces the'iroii of TomotlaWorks,
in this county, "equal iu quality to
Swedish or Norway iron.'' We saw
specimens of it, tough aud fibrous as
seemed to be possible to that metal,
XNear the border or Murphv is a vein
of marble, beautifully white, and we
should judge, well adapted to the uses
or the sculptor, as well us to the vari
ous other employments to which mar
ble is applied.
The prices or many articles or rood
at Murphy now in greenback currency
remind us of coin prices at Knoxville
before the war: butter 10c. a pound; eggs
10 cents a dozen; while corn (now a
little higher) commands, usually, from
40 to 50 cents per bushel.
We stopped at the hotel kept by Mr.
Davidson, and we are surprised at tlie
exceeding smallness of our hotel bill,
and must now bid adieu to the pleas
ant town of Murphy and your readers.
We sea the greatest necessity for
pressing the Knoxville and Charleston
Railroad towards Rabun Gap, till it
shall meet the Walhalla (or Blue
Ridge) Road ; also the North Georgia
Railway from Athens; thus giving
Knoxville direct connection with
Charleston and Savannah, and making
the road, now in operation to Mary
ville, one of the great trunk lines in
thecouutry. Of course, with this ac
complished, Careyville would soon
unite herself with the great Cincinnati
Southern at Cbitwood ; and a branch
line from the proper point to Murphy
would be a very important feeder.
W. O. M.
J. L. LLOYD & CO.,
MniinOtrtiirereof Saddles and Harness
FROM TATE SPRING.
A I'leasaat Parly others to Come
Tate Spring, Aug. 4, 1875.
To the t'ditortof the Chronicle :
Your correspondent found himself
in a ''hack," Friday afternoon, ou his
way to Tate Spring with a pleasant
company, consisting of a gentleman
from Mississippi, Capt. Stiles, Chief
Marshal of Savannah, Ga., and a
lady the latter being bound for Min
About half-way between Morristown
and tlie Spring we met a colored man
riding rapidly, and, stopping the back,
he inquired of the driver if Charley
Wicks (a former conk at Tate's) had
taken tlie train. Being Informed that
he had, he remarked that " there, was
an end of histweiity-dollarhill !" He
said that be had missed $20, another
servant $10, and that they believed that
Charley had absconded with the same.
He had no poltlvp proof, or he would
have telegraphed toGree neville to have
We arrived at the Spring about six
o'clock, and found " mine host " K. O.
Tate with a pleasant smile and a good
supper.nwaiting, which, aher the ride
from Morristown, we nil we could
even then do justice to.
There are between thlity and forty
guests at thi.piace at present. Many
having If It, owing to I lie late cool
weather, but since It lias turned so
warm, again some are returning.
Among the guests, we found W. J.
Hicks, Kq.,and iadv, and Miss Mattie
Crawford, of Knoxville, and this eve
ning Mr. W. K. 1 ranclsco, formerly or
Knoxville, but now or Philadelphia,
arrived. Judge Tlios. J. Judge, of the
Supreme Bench of Alabama, w a
guest at this place for sometime, hut
left this morning to visit some of the
other Springs. He Is expected to re
turn, "however, before many days.
There were four or five arrivals by the
stage this evening, and a number more
have sent word that they would he
here next week. If tlie weather con
tinues as warm as it has been in the
last few days, I doubt not but what
this favorite summer resort will again
be thronged with guests.
It is needless to say anv thing about
wiiat the location and the quality of
the water at late Spring, us article
after article has been written on that
subject, aud the readers of the I'iikos-
iclk: are perlectiy couversaiit with the
facts, and I will only add here that the
present guests all speak lu the blithest
terms of the good they are deriving
from tlie useof the water, and seem
perfectly well satisfied with the ac
commodations, at least I hear no colli'
plaint in that line.
A Baptist revival has been in pro.
cress for several days within sight of
the Spring at the Masonic building,
and quite a number have professed
saving faith in Christ, and we under
stand they are to be baptised to mor
row. Of course there will be a large
crowd present, and the Spring will be
well represented. The meeting will
clo-e to-morrow, as the pastor in charge
is near about worn out ; aud has no
help. R. A. u.
TRAGEDY IN BLOUNT COUNTY.
A Kva-lecied Wile toniiillle
MaRYVIIXE, Sept. 5
To the Editort 0 thi Chronicle:
One of those sad tragedies that strike
a community with awe, was enacted
yesterday, three miles from Maryvllle,
on the Tuckaleechee road.
John Murr and his wife, It appears,
had their family troubles ; and report
says he gave more attention to other
women than to her, which gave rise to
disputes between them. 80 yesterday
morning a little quarrel arose, and It Is
said he struck her a blow, nfitr which
he started ofTto meeting. A little girl,
a sister of his who was living with
them, was washing the dishes when
Mrs. Murr made some remark about
putting an end to her life ami stepped
out of the house. She went Into an
outbuilding near the house and got a
rope; came back into another part
from where the littlcgirl was, and get
ting up on the bed fastened one end
of the rope around her neck,
and moving two planks in the loft,
passed the other end around the joist
two or 1 liree times, fastening it secure
ly, and swung her-elf otl'iuto eternity.
When f 'li lid life was gone.
A runner was started after Murr
and overtook him on the road to meet
ing; aud when told that hi wife had
hung herself, coldly replied that "She
always was a tool."
Ihey were comparatively a young
couple, having been nuirrie i only about
two years. Mrs. .Murr being about
twenty-three years of aje, she had
given birth to tint one child, which
died iu its infancy, and it is hinted
that there was some appearances after
teath, of strangulation, from which It
would naturally be interred that foul
means had been used to put it away.
now this is ol course Is not Known.
EAST TENNESSEE ITEMS.
SELECTED WITH CARE.
A Mock of Leather Hint Will Hear the
itiroiUAr totiii: pmii.M'!
Sew Ikeimnure ! t
Believing it best for all concerned,
and especially for our customers, wk
VflLT., ON AND AKTElt THE FIRST PAY
ok Septesiher, adoiU the uau down
cash system. There are at least two
good reasons for this: 1st, We have
not capital sufficient to do a credit
btisinesj. 2d, We cau do business with
much less expense by selling cxcluaa-c
ly for caxh. Thereby saving the ex
peuse of a rook-keepek and one
salesman. We hope this will prove
not only satlsractory to our customers
but to their real aud substantial in
terest, as we can aud will murk down
our goods in plain figures so that every
person shall have them at the same
price aud at least from 13 to 20 per
cent. less than they can be purchased
011 "thirty day," or as the case, in too
many instances, is tlx or twelve
months. We have on hand, and more
ou the way, a splendid stock of boots,
shoes, hats, trunks umbrellas, railroad
bags, &c. Ve. Our manufacturing Ue
partmenl is complete with good mate
rial to make you the best boots and
hoes at as low figures as any one in
the trade. Aud now we say to our
friends, come and pay what you owe,
1 r you can t pav all, pay part or It.
Lewis & Jackson.
Uralers In Hnddlerr Hardware,
Are now offering to the Trade cheaper
and better goods than have ever been
upon the market. We are constantly
increasing our stock, and getting up
new styles in every department of our
business. We do not hesitate to say
that we are selling the same class of
goods cheaper than they can be bought
iu the United Slates. Merchants buy
ing goods iu our line would do well
when they come to Knoxville to give
us a call before purchasing elsewhere.
The Fourth Quarterly meeting for
the Clinton Circuit will be held at Ma
banaim, September 11th and 12th.
The friends are requested to arrauge
for an old fashioned basket meeting.
Dr. N. G. Taylor will come on Friday
and remain over Sabbath. Revs. Wm.
Klnslaud and R. O. Ay res are also ex
pected to be present. Let us have a
J. J. Makker.
Assassination Suicide Drowned
From (he Kingston East Tennenieean.
"Of the numerous murders and as
sassinations that have become so fre
quent along the line of the Cincinnati
Uallroad, we mention, the assassina
tion of James Cross, which occurred
near Wartburg on Monday night
week, cross was keeping a grocery
and was on bis way home with his
brother, when he was fired upon by
some concealed person. 1 he bail took
etl'ect iu the breast, from the effects of
which he died shortly afterwards. The
murderer is yet at large and no clue
had to his identity.
"Columbus Edgetnon, of Dry Fork
Hollow, iu the Dili district of this
county, committed suicide ou Sunday
evening last, by shooting himself
througli the heart. He was quite
young man, twenty-one or two years
of ave. No cause Is assigned for the
"The body or a colored man was
fished out of the river near Half Moon
Island, on Saturday last. An inquest
was held over me remains and a ver
dict of death by drowning rendered
The body had been in the river some
time as it was rar gone in uecomposi
"James Miller and Sawyer Hart
sot into an altercation on nunduv week
at Cave Creek Church, in the 2d district
of this county, when tlie first-named
was struck ou the head with a stone
by the latter, Inflicting an ugly
wound over the eye, fracturing the
skull. We learn that Miller now lies
la a precarious condition, and it is ap
prehended the wound will prove
"Joha Fifer, a colored laborer on
McCabe'a works on the C. 8. Railroad
cut bis wife's throat from ear to ear the
other day, because of her Infidelity
me muruerer nea ana is stm
We took occasion yesterday to look
in at Mr. O. Brown's Boot aud Shoe
Factory on Main street, near Market
Square, and satisfied from personal ob
servation, that he is prepared to do tlie
best of woik. He has a fine stock of
French calf skins 011 hand of the " Cor
nelian," " J ules Judol,' and " Carrier
DupoiiU " Inaiids, with a full stock of
the best Auicric.tu calf skills, of Phila
delphia make, and beet quality of
white oak sole as well as hemlock in
abundance. He has every description
of shoe findings, peg-, nails, shanks,
and every description of tools, lasts,
and Is prepared to supply work
men with anything 111 that
lice at as reasonable rates
as they can he obtained anywhere else.
Mr. lienrge Jirown has been to tue
Fast himself and made the selection of
ids stock, and being a practical man,
he knew just what style of stock to se
lect to suit the trade. There is one fact
connected with his manufacturing de
partment that Is worthy ot note, and
that is that he never has any misfits
ou hand. He never fails iu giving a
lit, and being always present, a practi
cal inni', acting his own foreman, he
is enabled to guarantee every job of
worn he turns out. Ills stock or mate
rial iin not tie surpassed, and we have
seeu some as tine lobs of work come
from his establishment as are found in
this country. Mr. Brown has the ex
perience of 111) years to aid him in se
lecting his siock, and when lie guar
antees a certain kiii'l of work you may
lepeud upon it, ii will turn out juntas
represented. All orders will leceive
his prompt personal attention, and
with gooil stock and good workmen,
he is sure to please. Give him a call.
Letter from MorriHiowu.
Morristown, Sept. :i, 1S75.
To the Editors of the Chronicle :
"Hot, hoter, hottest," and "dry,
dryer, dryest," is the cry now 011 all
sides, and everybody is wishing it
" would rain." Our farmers are busily
engaged in breaking up ground fur
wheat seed iug, aud I predict that a
much larger breadth of land, in this
section, will be sown with wheat thia
fall than was last season.
The Lodue of Good Templars of this
place had a public demonstration at
the Methodist Church ou Wednesday
night last. Appropriate addresses
were delivered by Rev. Mr. Pope, of
the Baptist Church, and Rev. James
Atkins, jr., of the Joneshoro' Metho
dist Church. The Temperance people
of Morristown are exerting themselves
to overthrow the influence of five
grogshops, aud it is to be hoped that
they will succeed.
A protracted evening prayer meet
ing is in progress at the Methodist
Church, and much Interest therein is
Our schools Reagan High School,
aud the Masonic Female Academy,
are both lu full blast, with a fair at
tendance of pupils. Morristown has
just cause to be proud of her schools.
Notwithstanding it is so hot, dull
and dry, people will marry. On Wed
nesday morning last, Mr. Drury Mor
ris, a prominent citizen of our town,
led to the altar Miss Eva Carmichael,
of this place, aud on yesterday even
ing Wm. G- Taylor, F.sq.,of this place,
reached home from Big Creek, Cocke
county, bringing with him a bride,
having been united in tlie holy bonds
of wedlock to Miss Eva Buruelt,
daughter of James Burnett, Esq., of
Big Creek. " Who'll be the next hap
py man T"
Cabb Crosby, an old respected citi
zen of this community, died at his res
idence, five miles north of this place,
on Monday lost. Yours, &c.
"Tue moor the rieeu Is the Blood."
Tbit U an admitted fact. It is obvioui
that when the blood becomes corrupt the
whole system b corrupt alto, and those or
gan! which are weaker from functional de
rangement will turl'er moil. The largt
majority of female diaeases proceed from
th it cue. The true polioy is to direct the
remedy to the source of tbe disease. It is
in this way that Dr. Tutt's Hariaparilla
and Queen's Delight acta. lit epecino effect
ii on the blood. It purifies, vitalizes it,
expelling all distemper from the system.
Joneshoro' lfendd anil Tribune : hi
several settlements iu this county the
"hoppers" have maile their appear
ance and are e-itlng t lie hind.-- IK. in
tlie corn. Ii is now rather lute for
them to do much damage, t ut .bey
will leave their eggs, and next 1 ear we
may look for millions of ihem.
Mr. B. Jones, of Greene county, who
is now about 75 years old, a J who is
enjoying very unod health for a person
of his age, went to Inwu hist week aud
purchased his coffin. Having taken
on a Utile too much "how come ye so,"
at Betsey Wards, or some other place,
to enjoy the trip home In the open
whkoii, he dropped himself into the
colli ti aud was taken home iu it.
Chattanooga Timet : Thursday
evening about 5 o'clock, Henry Frank
and Walter S. Bell entered the butcher
shop of Henry Manz on Market street,
and after some talk about an old busi
ne- transaction, Frank told Manz that
lu a certain suit he had sworn a lie.
Manz ordered the parties out of the
house, but they refused to no, and he
bit Frank 011 the head with a club.
Then Bell Interfered and M u.2 went
back and ni bis pistol and fired three
shots, one of which struck Bell In the
IcK breast, inflicting a troublesome but
not dangerous wound. Mr. Manz K'uve
bond for his appearance at the prelim
inary ti Inl.
Cleveland Unnnrr: A telegraphic
dlspttch leached lllls pluce, ou Mull-
i!h- evening la-t, announcing tint
Joseph W. Lea, formerly of this place,
was drowned 111 the I enne-see Uiver,
at Johnsoiiville, on that morning.
Tlie deceii-ed was aged about ill! years,
and wax a son of (be bile Caswell Lea.
Immediately on Ihe receipt nf the sad
news, Mr. John II. Lea, a brother of
the deceased, left to attend the luneral
No other particulars.
Athens I'oxt: Columbus Kdgman
a young man of about twenty years,
who lived ill Roane county, in the vi
cinity of Erie, accidentally shot and
killed himself last Sunday evening.
He was alone when the accident occur
red, tlie rest of the family having gone
to u neighbor's house, visiting. The
ball (from a ri He) entered a Utile below
and to the right of the left breast, and
death is supposed to have been instan
taneous. When the family returned
they found him in the yard dead, with
his gun by his side. He Is said to have
been a ounn mail of stesdy, upright
habits, and esteemed tiv all who knew
him. We have received three hum
of corn, crown 011 the 'arm of T. F.
Gihsun, in tin- viciuitv. worth notice-
iuv: Aiiiiren'e weiKht of the three
ear-, Id poiio.ls; aiiureeute bliiitb. 0
feel. The s-e. (iarne sp. ckled) was
procured io Knox county ; was plant
ed the first week in June, in new
ground which had never been cultiva
ted before, and was ploughed four times
aud hoed twice. Some other farmers
in the county have tried this variety,
and we would be glad to learn the re
sult. Bristol Courier: Mr. J. Win. Hop
kins, u printer of this place, Mho
made a profession of religion and join;
ed the Methodist Chnrch, during the
late protracted meeting, believing that
he was called to preach the Go-pel,
fasted and thought over the mailer un
til he became a monomaniac. He at
first thought he was called to preach
the Gospel, and then he imagined lie
was Jesus Christ. His condition w.-.s
such that il. was thought necessary to
send him to Itloiinlville for confine
ment. We hope he may bespiedily
restored to bis right mind, and to his
friends, who are greatly distressed.
Clarksville 'J'obacco Leaf: From
parties living on Citico Creek, this
county, we learn that large numbers of
cattle have die. I of the murrain in that
neighborhood; also, that the stench
from the dead carcasses that lie on Ihe
roadside, in tlie cretk, or wherever
they were stricken down, is almost in
sufferable. One gentleman reports it
so very bad that he has been unable
to sleep of nights in consequence of It.
A FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT.
Unman Ileitis; llnrlrd Imo Klernll
H'litsout a Moment Warning-.
Monday morning as the eastern
bound passenger traiu was having
Chattanooga It ran over and killed a
colored woman Ann Wiley 011 the
Citico bridge, a short distance out of
Chattanooga, on the Fast Tennessee
irgiuiaaud Georgia Railr'md, leaving
the body in a frightfully mangled
We give s..ine of theth-iails as we
received tiiein from Mr. Ward, the
railroad leleurapli operator: As the
train was coming 011 the tirhlge, the
fireman discovered the woman oil
the far cud, and says she had plenty of
time to have uotteo over, but sheslum
tiled and fell, and Just hm she wms
rising the eunlne struck her iu the
face, mangling her body in a tearful
manner. Conductor Ross Smith stop
ped '.he traiu at once, and sent a man
back to report the accident to Mr.
Ragsdale, the airent at ( 'hatianooga,
and have him come ami take charge of
the remains, and have them properly
No blame can be attached to any of
the employees of 'lie load, but it was
purely therestill of carelessness on tbe
part of the woman; and is another
evidence that it is by far the safest
pluce to keep off of the railroad track
as much as possible.
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A I iinntrjr IIo'm rsperlence In Town
It Was niuht Tbe I cur bund on
tlie old family clock had plod. led along
to almost 2 A. M. 1 arose with all the
anticipation that my youthful capa
bilities would coiilain, expecting by
dawn to be in the Pittsburg of the
South, 011 Market Square, peddling
various articles of vegetation. Two
o'clock found in (imself and sire)
wending our way over gullies iu the
dark, with faces tinned eastward. Our
caiiro consisted of DO cabbage heads,
half-bushel onions, three peeks beans,
aud ten able-bodied Shanghais. Afler
passing town after town, we came to
the flourishing village of "Cooper's."
Here the bright sun began lifting it
self above the eastern horizon, which
made my sire apply tlie whip vigor
ously, and we moved forward fran
tically, the cabbage heads bubbling
likesarghum almost doue, while the
writer was applying his physiological
powers astride a large hen of mascu
line gender, who, not having been
sufficiently hand-cutled, was now try
ing to soar aloft.
The hour hand reached 8 by the time
we arrived In the city. Shortly after
we arrived (my sire bein now in
other parts) a would-be Sheriff came
along and ordered me very Indecor
ously to move my supplie-to another
point, which wus obeyed, in view of a
policeman and the city hall being in
We remained at our second stand
point until market hours were over,
and still we counted DO heads of fab
baL'e, and all our beans and onions.
Next thiugto be done, of course,was
to canvass. Accordingly my sire
started out on a rapid promonade
through the streets, if bapily he might
find a purchaser for our "ought-to-be
crout." At last he found a buyer to
whom we sold out at 25 percent, be
Afler delivering our produce, I was
free, and accordingly I started out
circumnavigating square after square,
until I found myself at the wharf, but
an occasional "get out of the bub"
soon satisfied me with those quarters,
and I immediately wended my way
back to the wagon, where I found my
partner waiting impitienlly for Ins
prodigal boy. Five minutes more,
and we were on our way back to do
mestic life, feeling a profound disgust
for all peddlers, aud carrying back for
home consumption our onions and
Vesi Viiji Failed.
The l'nlon t'aini Meclliitf.
To the Editort oj the Chronicle:
I am to start to-day for tlie " Ciiion
Shed,'' iu Loudon county, to attend
the Camp Meeting which begins to
day. It Is situated 011 tlie east side of Lit
tle Tennessee river, about 8 or 9 miles
south of Lenoir's Station, aud about 8
miles southeast of Loudon. It is call
ed a " Union Camp Meeliug " because
tbe association is composed of mem
bers of different churches. A meeting
was held on the ground last Septem
ber, but a new shed has been erected
this summer and the grounds greatly
The meeting Is to last 10 days, aid
will clot e the second Sunday 111 Sep
tember. I am not informed as to what min
isters will be present this year. The
invitation to ministers seems to be
general. Hence it is hard to tell who
A line of hatks will be run from
Loudon, aud persons wishing 10 get
over cau do so from that point.
The objects of this meeting, as set
forth in the card of the Secretary, Mr.
Williams, Is Christian fraternity aud
the conversion of souls. The preach
ing of the occasion will, therefore, not
set fortli peculiar denominational
views, but the doctrines of the Gospel
which have general accepfanc with
I will endeavor to write you an uc
couut of proceedings by Monday, so
that your readers may know how the
meeting started out.
Sept. 3, 1875.
A New Ileal.
On Friday B. R. Strong, of Market
Square, shipped ou an order to Balti
more a lot of Samuel Croft's tobacco,
which we believe is the first ship
ment of tobacco, raised and manufac
tured in Tennessee, ever made from
Knoxville across Old Virginia, which
has long been considered headquart
ers for the weed.
Croft's factory Is located at McMil
lan's, iu this county, and has been do
ing a very nourishing busluess for the
past three years. Next year a new
hydraulic press will be used and the
capacity or tbe factory will be greatly
Increased In many different ways.
The tobacco crop la certainly a very
paying one, and IU culture and man
ufacture is assuming Immense propor
tions iu this section of the State. We
shall have more to say upon this sub
ject iu the future.
How To Eat a Cantalenp.
An exchange lias this, which comes
in play at the present time in our lo
cality: Our readers will piobably ex
clain, "Only give us the melon, and
you need not instruct us how to eat it."
Yes, but there Is a 'good, better, best,'
way of doing things, and we propose
telling you the best way of of doing it.
As Mrs. Glass says in her cookery
book, first catch your hare ; so, the day
before eating the melon, select one, the
stem of which is cracking away from
the fruit, and which is giving out that
delicious aroma pecular to it. Put it
in the refrigerator until the next day
at breakfast or dinner, cut it in two,
lengthwise, take out all the seeds, into
each half put a tublespoonful of
strained honey, aud scoop it out with
a spoon, dipping each spoouful iuto
the honey, aud eat. If after eating
ruantum stijficit, you do not wish your
throat was a mile long, aud every inch
of it a palate, then we can only say
tiiat you are wanting in gustatory
taste, and our advice Is wasted. While
we are giving advice, let us add that
all fruit is the better of being very cold
wiien eaten, as it brings out the deli
cate flavor and aroma, and makes it
much more refreshing. We do not
kuow of any fruit which is an excep
tion to tlie rule.
Depth of Mines.
lu Ihe present state of mining, 4,000
feet i- a greater depth than is possible
to miue coal. The deepest mines in
England, which scarcely exceed 2,000
feet possess a temperature of 80 de
grees. At 3,000 feet the heat of the
mines would be over 100 degrees, and
at 4,000 feet it would be 120 degrees.
Rapidly waving currents of air may
reduce these temperatures several de
grees, and compressed air may still
further cool the workings; but newer
discoveries iu ventilation must be
made before 4,001) feet can be reached.
The Bible on our Railroads,
The President and Directors of the
Fast Tennessee, Virginia aud Georgia
Railroad Company at their meeting
last night accepted the proposition of
the American Bible Society, through
its Agent Rev. W. B Rankin, to place
the Bible upon their cars. According-,
ly 248 volumes have been ordered to
supply this road.
Also, 10 volumes have by.n ordered
to supply the cars of tr-.e Knoxville
and Charleston Railrrrj.
The Knoxville ,d oh juilroad
have had the Bib'e on its cars for some