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OLD SERIES, V0L,,.16..
CLARKSVILLE, TENN,, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1868,
OLD SERIES, NO. 41
13. C ROACH,
Cotton and Tobacco1 Factor,
Ko. 28, Carondelrt Street,
Nov. 9, 1867 J
A. F. Shitb, hxt 0 Smith J- Turnlty.
V. B. Hptc-hikus, laU of llutchingt $ UrinUT
SMITH & ilUTCHINGS,
COMMISSION MERCHANTS, .
Not. 8, 1807-lj.
. H. TcestxY, late
W. Wmthwu, "
of Smith 4" Turnlty.
" Todd Counti, Ktf.
TURHLtY & WEATHERS,
Known. a$ the Hutching & Grintcr
A, Specinl allention tutid to the sale of
Toba.-co, Receiving BDd Forwarding Mer
chandise ami prodii-e generally. Proceeds
uroniotly rtiniHi'd. Miike nil consignments
U TURNl.EY A WEATHERS.
BgJ-E. WITHERS, Auctioneer.
Not. 22, 1807-1 J.
J. B. TAPSCOTT
Plan and specifications of Iltidpes fur
nished, also of Buildings and Ornamental
Grounds. Work of every description con
nected wlili building nieasnred and calcula
ted. Also, Manufacturers' Agent for Steam
Engines and Machinery of every description,
Iron Verandahs, Railing, Morbclized Iron
Mantle, Grates, Window Cap?, etc.. Terra
Oolla Ornnnientftl Work, Cliiinney Tups, and
nil kind of Building Muteiiul, finished and
unfinished, embraced in carpenter work;
Galvanized Iron, -Copper, Zinc, Tin, Slate
and composition Rooting.
All business intrusted to me will bo at
tended to promptly.
t-af Office, on East s'u'.e of Public Square,
Clarksville, T- nn. Jan. 3, 1868-tf
R. T. TORIAN,
Cottou and Tobacco Factor,
C3 CAROXDOLET STREET,
taiUbei.l advances on all consignment.
Jan. 17, 1868-6m
Chas. G. SuAsmm.
Williams & Shantlin,
WDOLBIALB AMD BITAlb
Jan. 24, lSGS-Giu
, C. TCATMAK,
COTTON AND TOBACCO FACTORS
Tl CAROXDOLET ST Tl
Jan. 10, Ti8-tf.
PLANTER'S PRIZE SCREWS, 5I1IXO.LE
MAltllNE.'S, Ml GAIl MILLS,
liHASii AM) IKliN
Prompt attention given to orJfrs for repairs
And all kinds of Mnchiiierr. and Machine
Ulaiksuiilhing utuilv and promptly dime.
J. A BATES A 10.
March 8, IS7-ly.
C. J. SMITH J. AS lKHIOSi. ). SLnNS.
SMITH, ANDtttSOX I (0.,
Funi it ure Warcrooms,
i West Fourth St., and 110 Elm St.,
All goods warranted of tli best material
v. Mmiulactory, North-west cor. Pearl
and Elm reels.
H.-t. Z 1 07-Ctu.
till five you a chance to obtain a fortune of
ftiO.ono ia Frnmv, Suiitli 4i Cos KKV.
Tl't'KV luTIKltV, drawing the middle
and last of eat h month during ibe yar I81I8.
bend your ad.tieaa tor a cimiUr. Aldres
FRANCE, tntllll i CO,
t '..v n.gto.i, Ky.
March P. li -J.
JOHN J. THOMAS & CO.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVE FORMED
a partnership under the aliove style, for the
purpose of doing a general
Forwarding, Storing and Com-
This warehouse is situated a few hundred
yards below Trice', oo Cumberland river;
it i Fire-proof, and entirely above high
water mark. There I good juirnpike
road leading to It, and It Is the nearest point
on the river to Christian county.
JOHN J. THOMAS will give his undivi
ded time and attention to tho receiving,
weighing, inspecting p.nd selling all the To
bacco consigned to the house.
A comfortable sale room will be fitted tip
in Providence. ICTuSulcs every week.
JOHN J. THOMAS,
JAM KS W. PARISH.
SAM'L G. rlUCKNEIl.
Linwood Landing, Tenn, Aug. 9, 'C7-tf.
a. r. wbioht
VAUGHN & WRIGHT
Saddles and Harness,
CLARKS V1LLE, TENNESSEE.
Highest market price paid for green and
March 27, 1808-ly.
Drs. Finley & Beaumont,
At Dr. B.'s Brsldrnce, Cor. Frankl n
and Hiter Streets
March 13, '68-3m) CLARKSYILLE
int. J. r. lawicitsh
may be found at hi olhce, 2d floor of the
Chronicle building, at all hours, unless pro
March 1, 187-tt
DR. H. M. AC2EE,
Office at his new residence on Franklin
street, two door Ea9t or tne r.pisropai
Church. Jan. 11, loOo-tf.
W. H. ARMSTRONG,
WEST SIDE I'lBLIC SQUARE,
March I, 18C7-tf.
TURNBULL, KIEBY & CO.
Cotton and Tobacco Factors
Coin in tnwloii 3Icielinait
fte. f, I itlon Street.
Ma. S. B. Seat, Agent, will attend to ma
king advances on Produce consigned to this
Sept. 14, 18C7-ly.
W. H. AlmSTBOMQ.
KINCANNON & CO.
Of the most approved pattern! of
Wrousht Iron Cooking Stoves,
TIN AND SHEET IRON WARE,
And dealers in all kinds of
Cast Iron Cooking
and Heating Stoves,
REPAIRING AND GUTTERING
iHiue in the
R. T. POLLARD. ROUT MURRELL
rrlURllELL & CO
General Commission Merchants
115 PEARL STREET,
I wl.'l make liberal Cash Advance oi
Tobacco and oilier Produce consigned l
Messrs. Miirtell k Co., and w ill give siiecia
personal attention to the shipping Of same
Irom Clarksville, Trices Landing aim l.iu
aood. THOMAS F. PE1TU3.
Feb. 7, lC8-4iu
SIM. R. ROGERS,
Will attend to the Half of Properly
either on the street or in Hi country.
Dec. d, 18U7-tim.
E. M. THOMAS,
Attorney at Law,
Officr, our llinmii Ntbldt l Co.'i
Oct, 26, 18f7-ly.
Is prenarel with all proia-r blanks and
f.inn for anv busiiiea uuder th ltankruti
Law. Part es w isliiug to avail themwlves i
of the law wi'.l fiud il to their advantag lo
consult bim. t bargs very rrssouau .
Jul f, li-i'7-ll
First National Bank.
OF CLAEKSYILLE, TEN.
Owned by faditldnalsof this city and vicinity
8. t. BrACM..T, GEO. II. WARriSLO,
OIO. W. niLUIAK, B. W. ACA, JS.,
I. 0. UORHKRCK. .
Issues no Notes of its own.
AVOIDS THAT RISK.
RECEIVES DEPOSITS, DEALS IN EX
CHANGE, GOLD AMI ML-tltl A.HU
I'NITKU STATES BONUS. MCLL8
blGHT BR A ITS ON NEW
AND OTHER CITIES.
COLLECTIONS MADE AND PROMPTLY
8. F. BEAUMONT, Prcs't.
W. P. II I ME, Cashier.
Feb. 21, '68.
New Jewelry Store !
Just opened, in connection with
Conover Bros's. Book Store,
ON FBANkvLIN STKEKT,
Complete Assortment of Watches,
Clocks, Jewelry. Silver and
I liave secured the sen-ices of Mr. L.
Gaucbat. lust from France, who will
tend promptly to all repairing.
warrauted. A ery respectfully,
Feb. 21, '68 ly
J. L. GRIFFITH.
RIPTIKE CAN BE CI RED !
BY USING '
This Is the most efficient, comfortable, and
secure Truss in use, coustmcted upon an en.
tirelv new principle. All communications
should bo addressed (with stamp) to
Dr. W. H. P. JONES,
Manufacturer and General Ag't, Nashville.
Ofllce, cor. College and Union sis., up-stairs,
entrance on Union fit.
Or T. J. SHAW. M. D Agt.
Franklin St., op. Court-honse, Clarksville.
Feb. 7, 18C8-3m
HORACE II. Ll'RTOX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice in the Courts of Dickson,
Stewart and Montgomery.
8(S)u Office, on Strawberry Alley opposite
Ftb. 21, 'C8-6m
B. D. JOHNSON,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice both in the Courts of Law and
E'juily .in the comities of Itobeitson, Cheat
ham, Dickson, Stewart and Montgomery.
Office on Strawberry Alley, Clarksville,
Feb. 28, '68.6m.
JOHN K. SMITH. J. F. SMITH.
JOHN K. S.M1TH & SON,
COTTON & TOBACCO FACTORS
General Commission Merchants
NO. 47 BROAD STREET,
NliW YOlllC CITY.
W. 0. SMiTU will act as our Agent in
making advances on consignments.
Feb, 21, 18C8.tr
JAMES H. MALLORY,
Office with I'. H. Jones, Public Square
Will sell every description of Property for
Administrators, Kxecutors, 1 rustees, Agents
and Private Parlies, either on the street, in
the city or country, ilas much experience in
Dry Goods Auctioneering.
Will give prompt attention aud make rea
sonable charges in all cases. Also,
Tohncro Auctioneer and Lcncral
AkciU for Harmon Abhrlby.
Clarksville, Jan. 24, lbUtt-tim.
NORTON, SLAKiHTER & CO.,
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
KO. 40, BROAD STREET,
IN 1-2 W YOllK.
JNO. T. EDSfl' NDS, of Hopkins ille, Ky.,
will suaist in the Sales of Tobacco.
Jan. '24, 1 808-610
HIIOJtrr At CO.,
Cotton and Tobacco Factors
WK WOULD BEHPECTFl'LLY IN
form the citizen of Clarksville and vicinity
that we have secured the services ot a first
claw Imker, and are preuarud to furnish, at
JJreud and Cakes of all kinds,
and all times. Cake ornamented ia any
st)le wheu desired.
Very Respectful Ir,
Aug. 2, 18fi7.-tf.
COAL TAR !
GALLON OR BARREL.
Apply at the GAS WOUk.8,
rlcMville, a IVjin.
1,-rl! 5, lHf.7.!j.
Some of our exchanges, in and out
of the State, aie dealing the Kuklux
some heavy blows. We are not dis
posed, blindly to follow suit, though
readily endorsing the idea, that secret
political organizations are, prima fa
cie, detrimental to the publio good.
But the objects of that organization
are not known to the public; they
may be purely benevolent or strictly
defensive, for aught that ia yet known
to the world, and to atrike.them in
the dark, may be assassination rather
than justifiable homicide.
Hut suppose the very worst of the
Kuklux, are they then more culpa
ble thau the G. A. 11. and the loyal
leagues? And is it a settled point
in ethics, that an evil which counter'
acts a greater, can not be. a good?
Or if one evil necessarily begets au
other, upon which should the weight
of censure full? In tho physical
world, we see the unsightly fungus
sproutiogfrom the rotting stump, and
in the polico-moral world, secret socie
ties growing out of rotten govern
ment fnngi as necessarily the off
spring of the decay of public virtue,
as the other, of vegetable rottenness
Then beforo condemning the Ku
klux, it is due to them and to justice
to give them the benefit of every plea
in abatement that can be based upon
the corrupt government, which forces
upon them the duty of self preser
vation. It may be, however, that the
clan is made up of the parloned pets
of Brownlow. that his spittinc fire
at it is a ruse to h'ide its true charac
rer under a volume of sulphurous
smoke. We do not suggest this as a
probable solution of the mystery ;
but who can say it is not? Brown-
low's denunciation proves nothing,
It tbe klan be made up oi uis own
political brood.it is a flimsey device
to shield tho guilty by denouncing
the innocent; if they be rebels and
Conservatives, as Spitfire charges, his
abuse is tho highest compliment he
can pay them and Btrong presumptive
proof that they are engaged in
righteous cause. That which is good
is never approved by the wicked.
But the truth is, that Brownlow's
charred and shrivelled heart thirsts
for the blood of the noble and good,
and nothing could please him more
than such a war as he is attempting
to inaugurate. And hence his or
der to bis leagues to assassinate all
whom they may i-hooBe to suspect of
being members of a supposed secret
organization, Can it be that an asso
ciation for protection against the law
less violence of such a tyrant is an
unmixed evil? On the contrary is
it not natural, and therefore right,
that such dovihsh motives and acts
should be met by any means of pro
tection within the reach of an oppres
sed people? And were the work of
extermination, orged by Brownlow,
directed against him and bia clan, no
principle of Divino or human justice
would be violated thereby.
Viewing the question in this light
our conclusion is, that an unqualified
condemnation of the Kuklux is both
premature and wrong: premature be
cause we know nothing of their mo
lives and aims, and wrong because,
though at variance with trite politi
cal axioms, they may prove an inval
uable security to life, liberty and
property. We shall remain neutral
until facts enable us to form a correct
Attokxkv. This word is a relic of the
customs of chivalry. It originally meant
ou ho appeared at a toiirnay as Ibe chain-
plou or representative of another, who on
account oi tender yean, old age, sex or in
nrmiiy, could not personally do battle in the
lull the trial by combat in those times tak
ing the place of our courts of law lor lb
ailjlidirution of both criminal aud civil case.
W hen it was riiM-onlimied the name of attor
ney was sun given to Hie counsel who rep
resented in court either party at a suit. Tbe
readers of the n averly Novels w ill remein
ber a beautiful illustration of this kind of
championship at the touroay in the case of
Ivanhoe, appearing for the Jewess R becca
and doing mortal battle on her behalf with
ti e huim leinphr, De liuis Uuilbert.
Tits ViHTt'M or Glyckkini Hall's Jour
nal of Health asserts positj vely thai glycer
ins is a pensri cure lor nipoineria and mem
branous croup, when applied with a soft cam.
el s hair brn.lt to th interior of the throat
Th penetrating properties of the glycerine
enaiiied 11 to separate Ibe granule of which
tli membranes are formed in t'otu these
diseases, and uot ooly destroy I lirni. but ore-
vent their further formatlou. The.- are two
moat Insidious and terribly falsi diseases, and
il luis simple and narmleaa remedy will cure
litem, it should be generally kuowu. Glyc
erin is a most ral uable medicine, and should
I kept lu every house. It is a perfect rem
edy for chapped hands. Him, or other chafed,
raw aurlaccs, curing ibuiu ly simply apply
ing a small quantity to the part affected.
Nswspsrxa Ptokohi. An exrhang make
tha lullowiug sensible remarks; "lucre art
many people lu tbe world wbo mak it a
business lo sponge the readiog of their coun.
iv paper without any einrnre lo themselves.
They are found wherever lb paper is left
la a snop, oftii, (tore or barber shop, and
often borrow inr It hrffira th awh.p I. -4 an
opportunity of seeing it. This is don by
very many wbo r abundantly able and
h,iu dniv wnulit um ia k -t.i- i., .,,.,.!
their conoty piper hy subscribing snj ray
leg foi it. '
MARTIN THE FISHERMAN,
Martin and bis poor, but happy little fami
ly lived right dowu beside the river Rhioe.
Tbe village was farther beck in the country,
but tbe fisherman's Cottage was close to the
wnver so 'nam would be nearbls nets. The
vines grew up around It and its walls wen
of spotless whin, ,
Iluppiness dwelt there. Their possession
were small only a cow and two goats ; but
king upon hi throne was not more contented
tbau Lhey were.
One beautiful eveninor. after Martin bad set
his nets, sad returned bom la bis little boat,
the family sat out of doors, on tbe long wood
en bench, and looking at ibe setting- suo.
Tbe air was pleasant, and beautiful sail boats
gliding down Ibe rapid river. Marlin s wile
commenced a lively soug; then all the fami
ly jumea in. me sailors on the boats and
rafts that were passing up and down the riv
er caught np the strain, and the whole coun
try around was vocal with Ibe grand concert.
By and, by the fisherman fami'.v com
menced t talk about the old Duke, who
lived in a large Ivy-covered bouse a great
way off they could not tell bow for.
11 1 wonder if we will aver get back the
eighteen thousand dollars that my poor fath
er loaned aim T" said Susan, Martin wife.
"Indeed, I should be a I raid to make tbe
request," replied the bumble fisherman, "I
suppose he would have me put in prison."
. " Kevet mind, never mind, Martin," she
continued, "We bav lived tea years with
out it now, and I think we can still get along
by our own labor. But there have been so
lew Dsn lately that I am beginning to tremble
for our bread."
" Coma, Susan t brush away your tears
ffor she had begun to ween.1. . Times will
soon he better with us," answered Martin.
Alter tneir evening prayers were otlered
they all went to sleep.
And nobody in all this world evr sleDt
sweeter than did that fisherman his wife, ana
me lures miie peasant cnuaren.
About two o clock in the morning Martin
was started out of bis heavy dreams.
"What i the matter? Am 1 asleep or
awane ( am i in my ouai, or in my bouse r
He screamed out at tbe tup ot his voice,
Wake upl wake apt or we shall all be
"Vtbatis the trouble 7" cried out poor
'The water I the water I There is a
freshet to-night I Look at the water stream
ing through the door and in tbe windows I
.Sec, it is coming up through tli floor !
Wake up the children, dress them as auick
as you can, and I will gj out and get the
boat, if it ii not already too late. Tbe wa
ter is knee-keep here in our house; I am
niraia we suau ait rje drowned I
" We are lost I we are loitl" cried Susan
Soon Martin was out in search of his bo it.
Happily for him, he found it just as the fresh
el was about taking it away from the stake
to which it was tied. . He pulled it along
after him, as he waded almost opto bis waist
in the rising water, back to bis little collage.
There was but little time for Susan' to
dress her little children; and alter she bad
done it she was very doubtful about any of
tnem getting on sale, men sue caught up
some of her valuable things, and tyiug them
in a Dunaie, said i "flour, my dear little
oik-s, this is alt I can save. You see we are
going out into the world without a dollar."
1 he chairs, and boxes and brooms, and
shoes, and many other things, were floating
about the room.
"Hurry, Susan I cried Martin as loud a
be could. " Bring the children here to the
indow, givethein lo me just as quick as you
can ; don't wait for anything; we may be lost
anyhow I Hurry, bur,-y I here s tbe bout at the
window ; every moment ia worth a lortune I
Crash I crash I It was a tree that had
been washed away and had come floating
down against tne nsberman s cottaire. It
shook from floor to roof and it is a wonder
that the terrific blow, together with tbe rush
ing water, did not carry it off.
Uet lu now yourself, busan. lie careful
now; it is as much as 1 can do to keep the
boat steady. i
Busan and tbe children were now in tbe
boat, which was tossing about like a little
-Thank God, we are all spared I" both Mar
tin and tils wife exclaimed. "But all our
little property is lost; yet Uod will piovide
foe all our want. Economy aad persever
ance will (upty all our necessities.
Just ss Maitin was about to loos tbe
rope and let the boat down with the current
his wile began to sob and cry as if her heart
wou o ureaK.
" What is tbe matter T" asked the fisher
man, "ilas one of tbe children fallen over
" Uii no ; but. my llible I It was my
father's last gift lu me, and I shall never be
happy without il I''
"Von shall have it if I risk my life to gel
it. Where is it? Ob, I know; it is on the
shelf just over lb door.'1
Mai tin had no sooner said these words
than he jumped through the window, got the
Old UiLle, stuffed It iuto Ibe litll boat.
"Now 1 am happy," said Sussan. "Every
thing ole may go. sly lather old Uiul
why 1 wouldn't take the world for il I"
The boat was untied, aud began to go
down the river with the UJe. Martin tried
to row toward th bank, and after drilliug
down two miles, h sUccesded in reaching
the land, just alongside a little hotel,
" Now we are safe, thank God V be said,
"not one of us is lost Let us go iuto this
little hotel, and maybe tbe landlord will wel
come us, though w are penniless."
He was right
"Come lu, my good friends," said th old,
gray-headed, landlord. "Thes are awful
times. I know you, Martin, for I have
bought fish from you hundreds of times.
You are an honest man, and shall bav the
best in my house for yourself and family.
Come in. I will see that you Inive dry clothes
and a comfbrtabl room aud some bread and
It was about daybreak, or little after that
Martin went upon the top of lh bouse,
where quite a number of people weie waloh
Ing rt man about a mile down the river, on
Ibe other side. He was on th lop of bis
large castle, waiving a little while Bag in
sign of distress. Ue was afraid he would b
carried off by the flood, and it really did
seem as if be was lost Tb river was beat
ing up against th casll walls soya lhey
must give way.
a Ah I I fear Baron Wllruer is lost," id
lb good heartsd old landlord. ' Il is uo use
to try to get to him to sav bim. He will be
carried away before any on could gel to
bim: and besides, no one is strong eoouub to
row across the river. Wbo would think of
"I woulud t," said one. "I should bs
afraid," Mid another, and so on uutil every
one bad spoked but Marlin tbe fisherman.
lie looked agaiu, and he was there waving
th v. hiie ting and there were th waves
beating higher sud higher against the castle!
walls. Martin began lo weep. His breast 1
beared With emotion. At last b said: I
I will go aud try lo sav him.
" Bravo I ' cried Ibe landlord. "Now, who
will go with Marti, to sav lh Baroa? He
La a aoUeoiau. and wortb roar labor and
risk of life." Etsry oo refused to go with
tbe fisherman. Tben ha declared h would
! lo" ' "u M"0! tat
I will not tell you tb particular.
I kUrttn nU alnna id Lh eaaila and ur.it tha
- i eobl Baron Wilrncr. Th next day, after
tbs water, quiets,! dowa a little, thev cam
across the river. As sooo as lhey landed.
tbe Baron said :
" Now, Martin, we must separate, perhaps
nevertomeet sgala in this world. Yon will,
no doubt tak your family from tbe little be
tel and commence business in sonr way or
other. I wish I cout assist you; but I have
no more money tha i will take ni to Eng'
land. I can stay here no longer, now that
my castle has fallen, and all my wealth ha
gone with it God bless yon, Martial If
I am conscious of anything, I will pray for
you on my death-bed."
"May Und bless you, Baron f replied the
bumble fisherman. I want nothing for my
labor. I bav only don my duty: May
heaven's blessing follow you I"
Martin sold his boat tor seven dollars, and
then look his family far back Into the coun
try rome forty miles off. lie hired a little,
cottage on tbe outskirts of a grrat forest, aud
procured a bow and arrow, in order to shoot
game for a livelihood for himself and his
family. There vas a plenty of game in tbe
forest but it did not belong lo him, and be
bad as yet no right lo shoot any of the
pigeons, or rabbits, or deer that abouuded
from on end of it to the other.
A thought occurred to him. He told It to
his wife and children one evoning in these
words : " This great forest is full of game
and I have learned that it belongs to an old
Duke, who can't live much longer anyhow,
Tbe overseer of hi whole estate lives about I
two mile from here, and I will go and see I
if I can't be allowed the privilege of shoot
ing game in snrh a splendid place If I
succetd, then we'll all bav good limes.
Take courage, all or you I
Next morning, while the dew wis still
sparkling on the grass, and the rising
sun was peeping through trees, Martin was
on his way to th old Duke' overseer.
He was successful. Privilege was granted
to hunt there tor the space of six months.
And that night found Martin and his family
as happy as they bad ever been in the fisher
man's cottage on tbe banks of the Rhine.
Once Martin shot two beautiful stags, and
was taking them off in a wagon lo the nearest
market towo. He was met on the road by
a gentleman and lady in a large coach, drawn
by two horses. "Where are yon going?"
said they as lhey stopped and looked at the
"I am going to town to sell my veni
son," replied Martin ; "it is very kind in tbe
old Duke lo let me hunt in his forest."
The coach drove on, and Martin returned
in the evening with I lie money for his two
stags. About midolgbtrapl rapt was heard
at tbe dour.
Who's there ?" said Martin.
" Never miad, open tbe door," was the
"An henrst man is afraid of nobody," said
Martin, and he struck a light and opened
the door. Who should he see but two large
policemen. The; to d him that Ibe Duke had
ordered his arrest for stealing deer from his
fotest and that he mast put in prison un
til tbe Duke should see fit lo have bim come
into his presence.
After a busty farewell to bis weeping wife
and children, Martin got up into the wagon
and drove off with tha policemen. When
be had gone bis wife called tb children
around ber, aud taking down her o'd bible
read to them, and then piayed that God
would return to them again their best earthly
friend. And at the same time Maitin was
praying in hi heart that God would soon
Msior bim to bis dear family again
He was two weeks in piison, and tben
the same two policemen took him to the old
You filthy dog," said the enraged old no
bleman, ' how dare you steal and kill my
deer. You have beeu proven guilty by your
own conlessioi). He swore bitterly, and
scan-ely gave poor Martin time to say a word
But he did hud lliu to explain the v. bole
matter and prove that tbe overseer bad
given permission to bunt in the great torcst
But all was of no avail. Martin . was to be
put In prison for two months. He had one
privilege, however and that was to see his
wile aud children whenever lhey came lo the
prison. All their furniture, and little earn
ings were taken by the old Duke t pay for
tbe deer that he said Martin had shot and
sold. But God watched over tbe mother
and the children: yes, and over Martia the
One day while Susan, and tbe eldest" child,
went to see i.artin in prison sh asked bim
bow th old Duke looked and what his real
"He bos only on arm," answered
Martin, "and be stammers when he talks.
To overseer told nw one day that hi real
nam I not what be calls himself, bul is
Duke Von Baiter." .
vNow, Martin, I think there is a brighter
day before us," replied bis good good wile.
"Last night, after I bod finished ptayers,
little Anna got bold of my old Bible. You
kuow the leather cover was worn almost off
on one side mouths ago Well, little Anna
pulled the whole cover off when none of us
were noticing her. A piece of paper all cov
end witbdust and very brown fell out. It
bad been between the cover and th back of
the book many year. I picked It up and
read it. It was the note of Duk Von Bailer
to my lather for aigbu-en thousand, dollar,
dated eighteen year ago and I am sure the
bard hearted man who ha falsely accused you
and put yon id prison is tbe sam man; for
my father often said that he had lost an arm
in ball'. when youug, and that be always
stammered when he talked."
"God be praised," said Martini "tbe Wick
eduess of the wicked has an end."
A few weeks more aud Marlin was out of
prison, and tbe sheriff reading th above uoie
to the enraged old Woke be could not aeny
l ii. His rage and bitter oaths proved th
trulh of iu
lu three days from that time, th old
Duk' Ibrest and estate bad to b sold 10
pay tb not with heavy interest. And Mar
tin, the fisherman, was the purchaser.
It a as a greul chauge lor bis humble fam
ily lo In iu such a great ivycoveteJ bouse.
Hut the; kept him bumble (till. And lb
old family Bible was placed on th parlor
labl. Tn same old leather covet wa, care
fully niched on again, and every night that
Bible was read, and prayer wa offered lo
God for II is preserving care and lender mercy,
Maitin made a present of thiee thou
sand dollars Id the Duke (Who was penniless
after the sale of bis estate for the proceeds
would not meet lh oole), and be went off lo
Berlin and boarded in a private family.
Bul 1 must not forget to tell you of a clr-i
cunislauc that happened on evening, just
after family prayer. Il Wa tea o clock at
night A strmger drov up to the door,
and inquired if Marlin Mailing lived there.
On being answered yes, he was invited in.
Martin spoke to bim, and the richly dressed
stranger replied tbusi
Vou dj uot remember, nerbat.s. who 1
I m. But w bav met before. I am the
Baron vou saved from his fttlliug castles once,
a number of years ago. I nevr expected to
see you again, bul 1 aid thankful w hav
met ouc more. I sba I tell you something
lh.it will surprise you, bul every, word is
" I went to England aud as Providenn
woulJ b.. lt liwrru?di ..4 4fterWard fell
heir to a lrg estat. In th cellar of my
j mansion J found a box containing some old
uiuan. UaeoltWia waa a luanucrint of
aoui thirty pages. It was In Germaa, and
eoatained a history of my pareuUge. It
I proved that 1 bad a brother living someWbsr
j in uermany, aud alter full investigation, I
hav learned that you are lh man.
iw are brothers aod btrel tb proof '
' It ! Martin's poor fethsf had oftee
told him about bis .little brother, who had
been adopted by a wealthy family lu a dis
tant part of tbe country. But the child nev
er s peeled to see bim.
There was happiness m that household.
The Bnron brought his family over from
England and lie and1 til brother resided on
ailjologing estates a long as lhey lived.
Bishop Qulntard on Church Balls.
The letter of which the major part Is given
below was written by Bishop Qulntard from
England, and created quit a sensation la
this, bis diocese :
My friend Captain M. F. MirrMyv ha put
in my haudi a copy of the Southern Church-
sun, contaiuing an article on 'vburca Ball.
It is an account of '-a bail gutlm up by
church people" in my diocese, for the benefit
of Christ Chorrh, Nash. ill. I am informed
that tli large hall was tastefully decorated
with evergreens that a baud was in alteud
anee that dancing, commenced at a speci
fied hour that a life-sine likeness of the
Bishop of the diocese "in full canonicals was
so conspicuously placed as ta give that chief
shepherd, Ihougu absent In burope, the ap
pearance of beiug the palruu of one of th
most painful occasion lo compromise the
priuciplc of Christianity, that has ever been
inaugurated or sanctioned by a congregation
of professed Christians lu the United Stales.'
And it is furtber (tated that "the baud of
Christian women were employed in present
ing tbe intoxicating glass, snd In ad nun is
leriug the deadly poison which destroys both
body and foul. ' My own views an 'suffi
ciently understood by tbe clergy ot my own
diocese; but In my own and iu their behalf,
1 desire to say a lew words on the evils aud
abuses which are such a great scaudal lo the
Church and to the Diocese of Tennessee. 1
am thankful to the writer of tb article iu
tbe Churchman that he does me lb justice
to say that in my annual address in May last
to the Convention in ray diocese, I expressed
myself as very strongly opposed to- all such
sgencies in the work of ttie Cunrcli.- How
any body of professed Christiaus, who intve
-put off concerning Ibe former converMikm
the old mai whioh is corrupt aixoriiititf lo
the deceitful lusts' and to hare pu'.ou lb
new man, which after God i created in right
eousness and true holiuess, could have bwo
educated down to such a scandal, is what 1
With God s word open, with a bouse set
apart for His worship, where we cannot but
believe Him to be especially present; with
sacraments and ordinances which are chan
nels of grace aud overflowing with heavenly
food; with all these blessed instrumentali
ties for growth In grace and in Christ like
ness, I CHiinot understand how a congrega
tion could so outrage the principles of Chris
tianity, aud of that Church which our dear
Savior bought with Hut most precious blood.
1 know lull well, my dear brotber, that the
clergy ot my diocese a a body, feel with me
that one of the greatest hindrances lo spirit
ual life and true church-work exists iu the
egeucic which are so commouly made use
or rir replenishing the Lords treasury.
Fairs, suppers, raffles; lotteries; balls and all
such abominations, at one destroy all true
principles of making an offering to God, as
an act of holy worship. I hulicve that in
proportion as they are made use of, the lite
of my congregation will decline, and the
usefulness of a pastor be deslroyeJ be will
be "a cloud to rain, not over Arabia, the
uappy, uul over tn stony ucserl.'
Is this the "Last free 1'resldent ? "
The Lancaster (Pa.) Intelligencer con
cedes an article on the character of Presi
dent Johnson in lb following htnguaga:
Assailed by the revolutionary faction out
side or Ibe Constitution, as no President was
ever before assailed, persecuted with unre.
looting bitteruese by an overwhelmniug ma
jority of bulh branches of a perjured Con
gress, and stripped or almost ovcry function
of the Chief Magistracy which gave force
and dignity to the office, he has never falter
ed in tho path of duty, nor bent before the
tempest that lias beaten over him. As each
successive act of Congressional usurpation
readied him, bis eloqueut vetoes rang out
above the storm, and signalised bis fruitless
efforts to save th Constitution of his coun
try. At last, goaded to madness by tho re
proaches of the President, Congress has de
termined to remove on whom it cannot si
lence, and inflict the last blow upon the Con
stitution by degrading its Chief Executive.
Tiberius Gracchus degraded the tribune
Ot-tavius, and thereby destroyed th conse
quence of th tribunatn and unsettled the
balances of the Roman Republic, The sequel
was Caisar. V trust that the degradation
of a iicople's President, and the subjection
of our Chief Magistracy to the pleasure of
Congress, may not be too spedily followed
by empire. But whatever may be the fate of
th republic, a garluud of imperishable re
nown will rest upou the martyr Preisdeut a
martyr to the sanctity of oaths, a martyr to
the Constitution and martyr lo liberty. He
will go to posterity tb last free President;
those who follow will be the slaves of Con
gress. And if ever our people recover tin ir
virtue, tbey will seek to blot the disgraceful
opisode of tbo impeachment, trial and degra
dation of Andrew Johnson from their histo
ry, as an indignant nation will hasten to ex
punge its traces front the records of Con
gress. Bftlguatlon of Judge Ltawklui.
Ht'sriKooos, Tsk, March IS, '63.
lion. 11'. O. lirownlvu:
Okas Sis: Imtielled by an Imperative
sens of duty lo myself snd 10 my lamily,
I hereby resign to you the oltic ot Judg of
the Supreme Court of Tenuessee, lo take ef
fect ou and alter lhe Bib day of April urxt;
and lu this connection I wish to express to
you my sincere thank for tb high marks of
confidence you bav heretofore bestowed up
on me. All 1 can sav is, amidst lbs violent
storms of passion and prejudice engendered
by tbe late unhappy civil war, I have fuith
tully and earnestly endeavored to do my
who! duty. How far I hsv succeeded, 1111
impartial aud culiguieiii-d public must deter
mine. 1 wish, also to express tbe gratitude ofsny
heart to the members of the bar of Tennes
see, for the unilorm kinducss aod courtesy
lhey have shown me during my connection
wit1! lh bench, but more tspeciully lor the
prompt aud efficient support tbey have given
to lh court during lh dark uod perilous
days through abich w bav passed.
Thoroughly imbued, as lhey are, by their
education, with lhe great ruudamenlal piin-
1 cipias or nswoe aud lustlc. I have an abid-
ooufideuoe thai although "in tb course
o liuman eveats revoiulious may succeed
revolutions 10 me political Woild; yei, so
long as their lullueiice is fell, civil liberty
My lutercouri witb my brother Judges
nas, al ail limes, been of the most lrieudl
aud intimate character. 1 regret 10 pari
j b them, bul iu doing So, wuu a firmcou-
I140 lueir ulire woriumets, I 1110.1
earnestly bisak lor them a fouliiiuauou ol
1 uuiiw urmuiore swwu iunj
i bav tlx bouor lo b your ruosiouedicai
servant, Atvia Hawsiha.
Tusss is an essential meaonass lo th wish
to fet tht bur of any on ; lb 041 ly oouip.
utiao worthy nf wit iujo U with bug
front' lb Cincinnati Enquiier.
Butler an J Bingham, bare alrtady, In their
iliscutsionof the impeachment question, cited
Eugli.h precedents lor the sc indalous rascal,
ity which, in the name of a Rump House of
Representatives, tbey are swking to pfrpe-r -trate
upon tht President. The long line of
English history her celebrated State trials
afford every nrecedtnt they can desire-
Among th political slat trials of Great
Britain can b found the most enormous acts
of vlHamy and tb sum of all Iniquity.
Among them can be found false, vicious, cor
rupt and perjured judges bratew and iufa
mous attorneys prompt' smtaio and jus
tify evetythiug whicli tenrpprary power had
decired, and juior who w picked for the
occasion. By tliem 111 law war )rvrrtcd.
Tbo ens was decided in stdraue aguiuit lbs
defendant -or, rather, was set up agnint ,
him from the commencement, and all the
subsequent proceeding were idle and hypo
critical. Of such were tbe slat trials of tho
Henrys, snd of Elisabeth, or All tbe Tudorf
and all tbe Stuarts yea, and1 of must of th
Hanoverian dynasty, including particularly,
their actions tor treason' and other pol tical
uffei.se in Scotland and Ireland. The lu
minous pages of Hume, Small. I and Macau
lay, and other standard English historians,
will afford Butler and Bingham a good view
of what a state trial in past age ased to be
in (bat country, without eveu a particular
reference to the law books, where the rascal
ity is set out aud exposed in toiler terms.
As to their state trials Innocence was no pro
tection, ss all the principles of common lav?
were disregarded, as individuul rights were
set at naught, and a man was condemned
when ha was arrested, tb Congressional
Manaoera should diligently study them in
the caae they have in baud agdiust Andrew
Johnson. The "High Court of Justicr a
il was called, which tried Charles I. wulcb
was designated by a mere Rump of IbeUouse
of Comtuuus, against th vote of the other
branch of the Kugluh legislature, which tbe
Supreme English Judges refused to attend,
wuea appoiuted lo do so, on account oi na
illegality, which was appointed lo exet U o
aud not to try the King, would aff. r U in
time respect, a parallel for the case against
tire President He i iropea lied by a Kuiup
Mouse, aod is tried before a Court urgauitait
lo convict, aud which is already on record
agaidst lira defendant; and ia all their pro
ceedings it is known tb Supreme Court doe
uot concur, and regard a illegal the acts
upon which lhey were pased. If the princi
pal Manager, Tuad Stevens, wants to eat hi
lunch In Court, be has an excellent precedent
in Cromwell,' who, it is said, playfully threw
paper pelletaat his brother Judges ou Charles'
trial, and daubed the lac of ou of tbe near- ,
e.-t to aim with Ink betor be attached hi
signature to th death warrant of tb priso
ner. Old Thad is no Cromwell in iutelltw
lual capacity, but that is uo reason why be
should not imitate him in boorish radenes
aud innate vulgarity.
Decree ot TengcAoes
the Kuklux Klau.
A Sanguinary Boar from the Badl
From theKnoxville tVhig, March 15.
That there Is in Tennessee such an org to!,
zaliun as the ou abov named, uo d mo; ut
be entertained. It Is true the Conservaliv
press and tbe parly attempted to ridicule tb
idea, and todenouuc and stigmatise a weak
and over-credulous thoae who believe in the
existence of the Kuklux Klan 1 yet, doe
such ridicule disprove their existence I Dor
it disarm them of murderous intent aud
wicked purpose? Can the rebel and Cou
servulive press whistle high-hatided murder
and terrorism down th wind ? Will deris
ion and sneers give us back to life 4h palrt
victim, of their fiendish wickedness? Yes,
tbe Kuklux Klan exist Th'-y are kuown
to be formidable in Middl and West Tennessee-
Their murderous bushwhacking
Conduct in the counties of Dyer, Lincoln ud
Rutherford are now matters of history.
Their organizations bav not appeared In
force in many points in East Teuues.ee, but
they are evidently organizing. As lhey
burrow in darknesa and skulk behind mys
ta.'ous name and forms, they may think to
escape detection, and even to allude suspic
ion. Yet they are observed, aud their move
ment more kaowa luaa lhey lticmelve
Who make np thes orgnniaattoni ? Tbey
are rebels and Conservatives men who
fought in the rank of the rebel armies du
ring th war, and those who then sympathiz
ed with them, bul wbo, thro igli sheer cow
ardice, gave the iMCile-lkhl a wide berth.
Those Conservatives lully sympathize witb
the "lost cause" now. They work for it,
vote for it when tbey can, plan for il, and
now, at last, go Into Kuklux Klan, to help
by lawless viuleace, riet and murder, what
can no longer be kept alive by fair, legiti
What are their object? Precisely the
objects Ibal bav animated tbe Whole rebel
crew, frorfl Jeff. Davis down to lb veriest
pimp that huxzabrd fur lb rebellion lit aloug
dunug th war. They hat loyalty, and Ibw
men who uphold and endxidy it Loyalty,
in Mack or whit, I so odious to them, and
eswciully In black men, that they can uot
rjfruin from venting their hell-inspired ma
lignity uion Ibotn. Tbey seek lo compass
their objects by Intimidating colored rasa,
and by wreaking veogeancs upon wliite
Radical. Their object are the overthrow
ol loyally, which they loath and h ue, by
any and evrry means, whether right or
wrong, lawlul or unlawful, Honorable or
ldMinci,e, true or false, and more generally
1 by lhe .,ler ,mm ,b. toru,er.
I'uion men, leairuers, beware of them I
watch there I snotlhrm! In nearly every
county you have ilrouglh sufficient 10 make
yourselves terrible to these midnight assas
sins and lawless desperadoes, aud to visit
swift and signal piiuishineol on thos fiends
In human form who may break the peace or
the country, and mob and terrify hone.t. In
nocnlcitien,n'iid if In auy ca.i you lorW
tli numbers or the mean, lo do this, there
are more than a million swords ready to In
unsheathed to asenge your Mil, or to favili
tat four victory. E-pecially In Ease Ten-
ncisee ar.i you numerous and strong enough
lo ho'd lbs situslioa. Our couusel once lor
sll is that wheuever thes vile miscreant
mak their apaaranc am ing us mounted,
booted and spurred, and b-iwever disguised,
let the whit and colored lU.liiuli meet theiu
promptly, and, In the spirit of their owu
lawless iniision, diserse them, and if need
require this in d Minj them, extert-inai
tlieiu. At all tveuts n I at whatever met,
let thos Inhuman scoundrels learn that in
Kast Tenuese. at U'St, they will not bs L
lowed lo carry forward thisen vardty, ra Dr.
ablv sneaking kind of warfare.
W speak earnestly, Wan lh occasion
demand it. But w ara c-ilm w wore
never more so. I-prnt ease, req tire das
Iterate remedies. II lli Knklul Klaot at
tempt lu run riot over our law. orh-r and th
puUia safely, by ihs midnight raids lu dis
guise and dorkurts, then let I'drN-a be ru l and
pimshsd by superior pwur. l ull oT Ih.ir
visors and sspnfe Ihrir ficet and Ibeir foul
!-, lines at once lo In light of lh s in and to
tti s of merited Kor of a Migasal,
To preveut any misuodsrssandtag. M
.au horslvn vf this art tela, w pdO'ir
4x. Tas :iis Liu -a