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VOL.-43. NO 1 fir
CLAEKSVILIEr TENN:, SATURDAY, 3IARCH 1 ,1873. ','
BYERS keeps a complete
r?. ts a fc.s wr-
icines, Paints, Notions, Blank'
Books and Stationery, and is
- J ? ; S- S r . ; I -
prepared to sell low at retail
A- 1 S
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W. H. TUKNLEV. W, J. ELY
W. D..MERIWETHEU, Jr.
TURNLEY, ELY & CO.
; AKI v..;';;.. J-.;.
General CommiBsion Merchants,
' Yf FIRlt-rEOOF WAREHOUSE,
k CLARKSTILLE, - TEXX.
Advance made on Tobacco In Store.
V have secured the services of Mr. T.
p. Leonard, the well-known auctioner,
who will sell all of our Tobacco for us.
We have erected a shed In New Provi
dence, opposite the store of Messrs. McDan
iel 4 Bariee, where we will receive tobacco
nd dray It to oar warehouse free of charge
or those persons who do not wish to haul
t to Clarltsvllle. Merer. McDaniel A Bar
bee will receive, weigh and receipt forTo
haeco delivered at our shed In New Provi
dence. Oct I "71 -tf.
C. T. TOCKG,
" of Logan Co., Ky.
of Todd Co.. Ky.
J. L. WW.I.IAMSON,
nr. i rn
ilU lULiU OL IV.,
CLARKSVILLE, - TEXX.
Oct. 12, 72-6ra.
W. A. QCAK1.ES.
W. M. DANIEI
Quarles, Daniel & Quarles,
Attorneys at Law,
CLARKSVILLE, - - - TENN.
Will practice In the Courts of Montgom
ery and adjoining counties,
April 27, lSTl-lf
EDXOKD B, I.URTOIT.
CHAS. W. TYI.KR.
LURTON & TYLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice in the courts of Montgom
ery ana an.iominjj cuuuwct
June lo, iZ-n.
JAMES W. RICE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
"Will attend the courts of Montgomery,
Stewart and Houston counties.
Offlee on strawberry Alley.
Jan. 4, 1873-ly
H. M. DOAK,
Attorney at Laic,
HOLICITOR I rHASCERT.
Will practice at Clarksville, Dover and
Aln5ffice, on Strawberry Alley, opposite
Feb. 10, 187-tf
BARKER S. COURTS,
Franklin St., Sign of Sugar Hogshead.
RICH'D AKDKRSOH. K. 8. BRINOMURST.
AXDERSOX & BRIXGIILRST,
' DEALERS IK
COAL, HAY, GEAI2T, ESAN, ETC.,
T. D. SCOTT, - - - Proprietor.
This house is complete in all its appoint
ments, and the table supplied with tlie best
lie mark Pt affords, at reasonable rates.
Jan. 29 'li-tf
TAMIL! GROCERIES, CQXFEC-
TI0XER1ES, TOYS, X0TI0XS,
Corner Franklin and First Streets,
ITss now and will keep In store a full as
sortment of every Ililug usually l:ept in a
lirsl-cluss Confectionery and Family ro
wry, June 15, 72-tf.
Itotli OU1 Haloon)
Having purchased the popular
Saloon, Restaurant and Bil
Formerlr owned by. A, Roth, has had
the establishment newly painted and re
filled, and Is now open to the public
where all are iuvlted to enjoy the best of
Wines, Liquors. Cigars,
and other refreshments. Everything kept
neat and orderly.
A UK 10. 7J-tf
, w.. TIP.AI.KR IX
Hides Furs, Wool, (.insen?:, and all
kinds or Metal,
FuhUc &jir, CLARKSVILLE.
I am no candidate for office, but will pay
cash for all articles in my line. Come
along with them.
Sept. 2. lS72-tf
AEXSTE0N3 &BISSETT, Propr's.
The house is new and newly furnished,
the tsble is supplied with the best, and the
atriotesl attention paid to wauls of guests.
lk-c. 21. '72- lm
Is now making large addi
tions to his stock, and offers
inducements to the Trade, ,A
WHOLESALE MID RETAIL
EXTRA GOLDEN SYRUP,
' tn kegs, half barrels and barrels.
Crushed, Powdered and Granulated
New Orleans, Clarified and Brown
NEW CAROLINA KICE.
Burnett's Havorini Extracts,
O O 1ST
PURE CREAM TARTAR.
PURE BI-CARB. SODA.
ruro Spleen, fall kinds
Horsford'n Bread Preparation,
PURE CATAWBA WINE
Pure Cider Vinegar.
Old Peacn and Apple Brandy.
Old French Brandy.
300 Bus. Glover Soed-
Orchard and Herds Grass Seed.
BLUE GRASS SEED.
With all other goods to make a complete
J. J. CItTTSMAIS,
. First and Franklin Streets.
Jan. h T3-tf.
TO .THE MDJSS
Who read the Chronicle, (and of
course all do who want to keep well
posted in matters of interest,) I wish
to say a few words In regard to the
Pure Mohairs and fll'k Alpacas
regularly kept in my stock.'". They
have now stood the test for several
years.' They have been pronounced
the cheapest in the market. They
are admitted to be the prettiest. ' My
assortment is very complete. I ask
you to try these goods. I have sold
large quantities. Have just added a
New supply for January and
February Sales. If you will look
think you will be convinced that it is
greatly to your advantage to buy.
Certainly no one can offer you greater
inducements: few, - if any, as great
To one other Department I also beg
your especial attention, viz :
My stock of
which has recently been supplied for
JANUARY & FEBRUARY SALES
It is my purpose to enlarge this
branch of my business and to eejl at
prices that will defy competition. In
Oil Cloths, for halls, dining-rooms,
fire-places, rugs, etc., you can always
find choice patterns at low prices.
To. those who have never traded
with me, I beg a trial this year." It
is well known that I keep the best
general stock in this section of coun
try, and no one even professes to sell
any cheaper. I hope you will call.
: ' Very respectfully;
B. F. COULTER.
A Happy New Year to All !
I beg to say to my friends as well as the
trading public generally, that I am still
with Mr. B. P. Coulter, No. 18, Eranklin
Street, Clarksville, Tenn., where I will al
ways be glad to see and serve you to the
best of tny ability. My long experience in
the dry goods business may be of some
service to you in the selection of yoar
goods. I think I can offer yon induce
ments in the way of prices and by correct
dealing, I still hope to merityour pafon
age. Orders entrusted to me will be care
fully filled and promptly attended to.
H. MADISON ATKINS.
READ THIS BARGAIN LIST!
Bargains in Shawls.
Bargains in Furs.
Bargains in Cloaks.
Bargains in Scarfs.
Bargains in Hats.
Bargains in Trunks.
Bargains in Corsets. -Bargains
Bargains in Hosiery.
Bargains in Handk'chis
Bargains in Dress Goods.'
Bargains in Domestics.
Bargains in Carpetings.
Bargains -in Shades. '
Bargains in Damasks.
Bargains in U'k Silks.
Bargains in Wk Alpacas
Bargains in Bed ticking
All the time.
I thank my friends in Clarksville and
couniry fer their paU onrje given me per
sonal'r, and hope they will toDUnce lo do
so in fu'.i"-e. I cn always be found at the
we' t known boute of B. P. Coulter, and
anxosfo show a Block of Goods always
large and well )ii3d, and at the very
lowest pvices. All o.dersentrusted to my
caie shall have cuieiul and prompt atten
, WILUAM F. COULTER.
For fancv Casslmeres, black Cloths,
black Doeskins, Li&ea Bosom Shirts,
Socks. Suspenders, Glowes. remember
that special inducements aire ottered
by B. F. COULTER,
1$ Franklin St.. Clarksrllle.
Call at Coulter's for Ready-made
Bargains in Clothing 1
Bargains in Clothing!
Bargains in Clothing !
At B. F. COULTER'S.
JOHN B. COULTER,
Dealer in Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats.
Beady-made Clothing, Carpets and
4c No. 18, Franklin Street,
Where he will be pleased, atall times, to
wait upon his friends with inducements
that cannot fall to give entire satisfaction.
Jeans! Jeans! Linseys!
If you want "Woolen Goods, don't
fail to call on
B. F. COULTER.
Readers of the : Chronicle.
There are many reasons why you
should regularly visit my store. The
main one is, you will generally find
the best selection of goods in the
market, and always at reasonable
irices. 1 wantyourcustom thisyear.
: shall do my utmost to show you
that it Is your interest to buy regu
larly at my house. I expect to do all
in my power to please every one.
When you want an article be sure to
call. I keep a large line of goods not
B. F. COULTER,
Clarksville, Jan. 4, 1873.
To "be Sold
A large and Choice Stock of
Bleached Domestics, Irish linens,
Bleached and Brown Sheetings 10
4 and 114, Sea Island Shirtings,
Canton Flannels, PillOTf
Case Cottons and other Domestic
Goods. All the above at low Prices
13. F. COULTER.
For Sale in Jan. and Feb.
A Large lot of Choice GOODS and
SHOES, For Men, Boys and Child
ren. Foil Stock of ZIEGLEB'S Cele
brated SHOES and other Cholca
Goods, at the Lowest Market Pri
READER, Bay yoar Shoes of
of me this Tear. Bny your Boots
also, I keep the best. I sell at low
prices ; no one can do better, very
few can do as well. I am giving
my Customers every advantage I
can. I want to Increase my busi
ness. To do this, I shall keep very
large Stocks and sell at uniformly
LOW PRICES. Be sure to
call at Jfo. 1$, Franklin Streets .
J B. F. COULTER.
Bargains at Coulters
To Reduce Stock or Goods ! !
Extra Inducements Offered ! !
Begin the New Year at Low
If you haTe neTer traded with
i ; y r J ?. i i
Try Me This Year I
My stock is uneqnaled in this
section. My Prices are as low
as the lowest.
I OFFER EXTRA BARGAISS
Carpetings, Oil Cloths, Damasks,
Shades, Rugs, Mats, Table Linens
and Towels. If yon want Bargains
, - - t COULTER'S.
Wishes his numerous friends to know that
he is still at his old stand, in the well
known house of B. F. Coumeb, where he
is ready to furnish them with dry goods at
the very lowest rates. Call, and he will
take pleasure in showing yon through the
I hare just received a new supply
and Puro 151'lc Mohairs.
I confldently claim to keep the
best line of these Goods, and to sell
them on better terms. All I ask
for yon to call and examine them.
They excel In color. They excel In
Cheapness. Some of the brands 1
have sold for years, and I know
they are choice and desirable.
It will be my aim to keep a choice
line'of plain and fancy Dress Goods
at all times. ' U :U
In BLACK SILKS, Real Bargains
B. P. COULTER.
TO CLOSE OUT
Certain lots of Goods In Jan. and
Feb., I shall offer THEM WITHOUT
REGARD TO COST. Don't fall to look
at them. These may be the very
goods you .want: CThe fact Is many
persons ml DECIDED BARGAINS by
not calling at my Store.
My Stock Must Be Sold
(In order to make room for Spring
purchases) and therefore In Janu
ary and February, 1873, those who
honor me by visiting my Store, may
reap very decided benefits.
ONE THING IS CERTAIN,
you .risk nothing, and are sore not
to lose by doing so. Xo house can
undersell me. Ton can always feel
confident of getting the best general
Stock to select from, and at prices
low as the lowest, and In the Old
LotM and Jobs, you are sure
to get GOODS BELOW TBEIR COST,
some even at HALF their value.
Reader try my Ilonse this Tear,
my customers prosper, ir you don't
believe It. TRT ME. Money saved Is
money made. Time saved helps to
save money. Tou save time by find
sng the Goods needed.
.Wishing all W happy and prosper
ous New .Year, ". ! V vJ
? i-Yoart Truly, "
B. F. COULTER.
Jan. 4, 1873-tf.
. OYER THE BITER.
: if .fti i' -.'
. This beantlfnl and treasured pern will
find a response in many hearts, wu know
1 Over the river they beckon to me
Loved ones who've crossed to the far-
, taersiae; v
Tbr glenm of their snowy robes I see. '
' But their voices are drowned lathe
' rushing tide. , -
There's one with locks of burnished gold.
. Aiiurjra me eniuouiment OI jet sown
.hoe; ; . .
He crossed In the twilight and cold, " '
And the pale mist hid him from mortal
We saw not the angels that met bim
The gate of the cily we could not see-
. . Over the river, over the river.
My darling stands waiting to welcome
me. - ;
'lot, - . ;; ..: . , -
, Over the river the boatman pale t
Carried another the household pet; ,!i
Her browa curls waved in the gentle
Darling Rosey! I see her yet.
. She crossed on her bosom her dimpled
: hands, - ' . . , . , .
And fearlessly entered the phantom
"Wewatehed it glide from fhe silver sands,
, Arid nil our-sunshine grew strangely
' dark. i , . .
We know she Is safe on the otherside:
- Where all the ransomed angels be; .
Over the river, the mystic river. . ,
My household idol is waiting for me;
For none return from those qnlet shores
-: Who cross with the bsatmau cold and
We bear the dip of the golden oars,
' . And cfttch a dlmose of thesnowv sail. 1
And lo ! they have passed from our veurii-
They cross the stream, and are gonefor
We may not sunder the vail apart
..That hides from our vision lue gates of
We only know that their barks ao more
' Sail witH us o'er life'estormvsea;
: Yet somewhere, I know, on the uuieen
siiore . ,.i
They watch, and beckon, and wait fer
And 1 sit eild think, when sunset 's gold
Is flashing river, and hill, and shore,
I shall oneday stand by the water cold
And list for ibesound of the boatman's
X shall watch for a gleam of the flapping
I shall hear the boat as it nears the
I shall pass from sight with the boatman
To the better shore of the spirit land,
l snail know the loved who have gone
: . before,
And joy fully sweet will the mceiing be
n nen over me river, tne mystic river.
The angel of death shall cany me.
i MY WIDOW. -
TRUE LOVE, FIEST AND XAST. '
Jones ad vised me not to marrv
ner ne said sne was too young and
pretty. ; ? -
X arnum advised me to be an old
bachelor told me a man past forty
simply made a fool of himself by
matrimony. , ,
xewKsDery, a man wno la notorious
for never miuding his own buiiiuess,
told me she had a love afaii with
Harry Birmingham before he went
Allen shook his bead, and said
Clara Myers might be very pretty,
but he liked somebody maturer and
settled. (N. B. He married his
housekeeper the nest week, and she
is mature enough for Metnusaleh
Ji very body thought I was trying a
dangerous experiment ; but I didn't
preteud to suit everybody, sol simply
suited myself, I went quietly to
church with Clara Myers and mar
ried her one glorious J anuary morn
ing when the old St. Paul's was
fringed with glittering icicles, and the
brisk wind was freighted with thepar
ticlesof fljJugsoow, like a battallion
of diamonds on a double quick. It was
a crisp winter morning, but tne keen
air only made it the more exonerat
ing, and just the day and occasion to
make one's spirit exhuberant and
Klie was nineteen and 1 was nine
and thirty. She was as beautiful as
a rosebud : I was a rough old codger,
sound at heart, but, like a winter ap
ple, unpromising on the exterior.
In short, we were as unlike as May
and November, and the good natur
es world shook its bead, and said,
'No good could come of such and un
equal match.' But she said she
loved me, and I believed her. No
body could look into Clara's blue
eyes and not believe her, you see.
The next day I made a will and be
queathed all my property uncondi
tionally to my wife.
'Are you sure you are doing a wise
thing, Sir. Folliot ? said Mr. Mardy n,
the lawyer, pushing uia blue specta
cles upon his forehead, until he look
ed like an old bald gnome, with a
double pair of eyes, you see she is
very much younger than yourself,
'Please be so kind as lo mind your
own business!' said I, brusquely.
'Don't be offended, Mardyn, but real
ly people seem to suppose I am not
able to attend to my ownatlairs.'
'Just as you please,' said Mardyn
in a rage., 'I am a tool in your
'That's it exactly ' said I. So I
signed the will and went home to
'Oh, Paul! you must not do it!'
said Clara, with a sacred look, when
I told berwnatinatl done. 'JNobodv
ever loved me as truly as you have
done, and I don't know what I should
do if you were taken away.'
'There was a young Birmingham,
if all reports are true ' I mischiev
ously began ; but the curl on Clara's
lip stopped me.
A mere butterfly P she sighed
haughtily,' 'Without either brains
or principle. Paul ! Paul ! 1 have
found a shelter in your true, loving
heart, and I mean to nestle there al
ways.' And then she cried this foolish,
sott hearted little wife of mine.
Jones and Tewksbery might have
called this policy. Farnum would
have said it was acting. But it was
very pleasant, and I felt more than
ever like a man that had found a
precious jewel and wears it like amu
let on his breast.
So things went on until the firm of
which I was managing partner need
ed to send some one to Calcutta to
see after a turbaned scoundrel of an
agent who had absconded with more
money than we could well afford to
loose. Morrison was old and feeble;
Hewit'swife lay very ill ; sol was
the one to go. I kissed Clara good
bve as cheerfully as I could, fully
expecting to be back in three months
or so. - - ,
I bad to follow the agent np into the
mountains of India. I fell ill of one
of those burning climatic fevers in
the borgalow of an old native priest,
and the months flew by until it was
more than ayear before I found myself
on the deck of the 'Bluey-eyed Mary,'
steaming into New York harbor.
And all this time Clara nad not
heard a word from me. I had written
to her to prepare her for what seemed
almost my rising from the dead ; but
I had afterwards found my letters in
the pocket of the neglectful native
servant who had undertaken to de
liver the mail at the Calcutta office.
'But it don't matter so much- now,' I
thought, 'she will lie more delighted,
poor little girl !' And then a cola
chill seemed to creep thro' all my
veins, like November's wind sudden
ly breathing across a bed of flowers.
Clara had heard nothing of me for
nearly fifteen months. What might
have happened in that time?
All that Tewksbury and Jones and
Allen and all other prophetic ravens
of my acquaintance had said, recur
ed to my mind like the burdenof an
uneasy dream. I had been counting
the hours and the very minutes, un
til we could touch port ; but now that
my feet rang the pavement of my
native city, I actually dared not go
home! I turned into a down-town res
taurant, where I had been wont to go
in the days of my bachelorhood, and
slunk into that dark corner. The
twilight was just falling, and I was
sheltered by -the partition. Hush!
that was Tewksbery'a voice harsh
and jarring as of old.
'Jiwt what might have bt unex
pected,' said Tewkst. jry. 'Pretty and
young widows don't go t jgmg In
'Foilliot might have known U!F
growled old Farmnura. Poor Folliot!
There were some good points about
bim, too... Sad thing that, very sad
1 We must all die,' said Tewks
bery gravely. , . .
"Yes; but a fellow would natural
ly prefer dying in his bed to being
carried oft byau East Indian fever
and buried In the jungles.'
Asnuuuereo.' nad J come to my
own funeral as it were?. t
' And she is going to marry young
xkirmingnam, alter ail!' added ar
num. , . ; . , - ; . j j
The paper dropped from mv hand.
'I could have told Folliot so whon
I found out what a confounded idiot
ic will he had made,' said Tewks
bery. So eold has fallen aa-ain. Just
my luck ; I sold out to-day . - -:
I staid to hear no more, but stair
gered out into the darkness with one
idea wbirhne mv dizzv brain mv
Clara was mine no longer. .
It was questionable what Tewks
bery had said. ; I might have antici
pated some suchend. She was too
young, too lovely for such a rough
leiiow as i was. My widow ! what
a sensation the words gave me as
I mentally pronounced them.
. Under mvown windows, with the
rudy red light shining through the
wine-colored damask curtains. I
stood there feelinar as Rin Van
Winkle might have felt in the play
like a dead man wakinsr on the
earth once more: Voices and lights
were within. I opened the door soft
ly and crept in the hall. The draw
ing room door was ajar. ; Clara her
self stood before the tire, with a frill
of white crape on her aburn gold
tresses the awful sign of her wid
owhood. Directly oposite stood Har
ry Birmingham, looking diabolical
ly young and handsome in the soft
'Clara, Cl-ra!' he cried, 'you are
surely not in earnest. Yon will recon
sider.'. " . . '
'My answer Is final,' she replied.
The time might have been when I
had a childLh liking for you, Harry
Birmingham. But that time has
long since passed away. I gave my
heart to the best and noblest man
that ever breathed.' Paul Folliot, and
in his crave it is forever buried. J
loved him once, and I shall love hiua
on into eternity. I never was half
worthy of him, but -
And Clara's voice was choked with
My love ! my darling ! my own
precious wife! .
How I ever got into the room how
I managed to make Clara compre
hend that I was my own living self
and not a ghost arisen from theshad
ow of the sepulcher, I cannot tell to
this day. Neither can she. But I
know that young-Birmingham some
how disappeared and I was standing
with Clara clasped to my breast, the
happiest man that ever breathed
Gd's blessed air.
For Jones, Tewksbery, Farnum
& Co., were all wrong; and to use
the orthodox: fairy stories slightly
paraphrased. I and my widow 'lived
happy ever afterwaid.'
RESOURCES OF TOXESSEE.
Interesting Letter from an Old Citizen
on the Climate and Productions of
From the Harrisbnrg (Pa.) Patriot, Feb. 4.
Since the Hon. William K. Ver
beke's visit to the South, and his ar
ticle upon Madison county, Mississip
pi, which appeared origiually in our
paper, having been extensively read
and copied in portions of the South
ern States, he has been in receipt of
numerous letters from leading men of
the South, containing valuable infor
mation and quite interesting to the
people of the North, mauy of whom
are unacquainted with the extraordi
nary resources of the South, so that
it must prove a mutual advantage to
both sections that as much publicity
as possible be given to everything
that relates to a portion of our com
mon country of which little or noth
ing is known, or where erroneous
ideas exist concerning it. One of
these betters, written by Samuel P.
Ament. Esq., a gentleman of wealth
and influence, and one of the oldest
residents of Nashville, Tennessee, we
publish to-day. We commend it to
the careful attention of our reader :
"Nashville, Jan. 28, 1S7C Hoi.
Wrilliam K. Verbeke Dear S:r: I
have been a resident of Nashville for
nearly flf.y-three years, and this win
ter has been the coldest I have ever
experienced in Tennessee. This
morning was the coldest thus far of
the season, the thermometer being
down to zero at seven o'clock, which
has not occurred here for many years.
To us this severe weather seems ter
rible, and how we could live and en
joy life in oue of the cold bleak north
ern btates, where snow and ice pre
vail from rive toseven months in the
year, without experiencing much suf
fering, I don't know.' Although thi3
cold spell is upon us, which is unpre
cedented, yet Tennessee has oue of
the nnest p.id most delightful cli
mates in the United States.
The State is divided into three
grand divisions East, West and
The eastern portion abounds in
minerals of almost every kind iron
and coal of the very best quality and
immense quantities, wnicn can not
be exhaufted for a?es: copper not
surpassed by any in the world ; lead
and tin almost pure; marble of the
nuest description, the front of the
custom-house recently built at Knox-
ville is constructed entirely of Ten
nessee marble. The water power is
unlimited. Timber for building pur
poses is of the very best kind, and
like the mineral resources is very
great. The mountain lauds produoe
the finest fruit, such as apples, peach
es, pears, grapes, etc. 'i ne valley3
are very fertile, producing fine prai,
wheat, oats, rye, barley and clover
not to be excelled anywhere. The
yield of corn is wonderful, producing
from fifty to eignty bushel to the
acre, mere is no. -stale in the Union
which holds out more inducements
to capitalist to invest than East
Tennessee. It is true we are cursed
with a set of lazy, thieving freodmen
that are a curse to themselves and to
all around them. Like in Mississippi,
as you have described it, and as in ev
ery other Southern State, thousands
of ai-resof the rich valleys are lying
idle, with no fea'-e abound them the
rails being burned up during the wai-.
Tbefreedmen are too lazy to work,
and there are not enough white men
tn till thMtt line lands. This ft tlia
case too throughout the entire South.
Can you not Induce sorao of your
young men to come down, m.-t.Ty
some of Tennessee's' lair daughter,
settle upon fertile lurul-' and ra ike a
fortune V.lvnox vii le and C'liatuiiooyi
are the principal towns they are
both m a highly nourishingconiition.
Chattanooga is destined to w the
great city of Tennessee,
Middle Tennessee w an immense
va'ley of rich level land, between the
Tennessee and Cumberland rivers.
This valley cannot be surpa! for
fertility of sou iy any other else
where. Tne natural products are
blue and nimblewill grasses these
are very line. If you should have
passed by sooie of the large farm be
fore the war, and seen the numberless
acres of pasture land, set with these
gras-es, and the many thousands of
cattle, horses mules, sheep and goats
feeding upon them, you mijht have
thouiht you were in the Italy of the
world. You no doubt rememler that
Tenne;see received the premium at
the World's fair at Jjondon for its su
perior wool. In addition, the princi
pal productions are cotton, corn,
wheat, rye, barley, flas, hemp, etc.
Since the war, there ha-i been a great
effort put forth to introduce and im
prove various kinds of fruit, such as
etc., which has- proven of great bene
fit to this prUoti of te State. Had
it not b jeu for taw, thousand of acres
of land would now be lyin? Idle the
freedmen being too lazy nxl too tri
fiiae to rrork it. Thre or four cf tb
eoanita at und with tt finest cedr
timber. When ones a farm U foneed
with this timber, it will last from
eighty to one hundred years. It
makes the best article of wooden
ware, such aa tubs, firkins, cans and
everything else of a like character.--All
the floors of our dwellings, and
the wood work exposed to the weath
er is made of cedar. Millious of feet
of it areshipped to various points In
the United States and some even to
Europe. The giant oak, the wide
spreading elm, the towering popar,
the huge walnut and the immense
wild cherry, by their vast proportions.
attest the ereat fertility of the soil.
ijarjre prrapevines. windinir them
selves around and climbing up to the
tops or .nese giants or tne forest, fur-
nisn rood during the winter to myr
iads of the feathered tribes. Gushinir
streams and fountains ppeak of the
gooaness or uod in providing excel
lent water too for man &nd beast.
Abundant crops everywhere reward
and Irish potatoes yield from two
hundred and fifty to three hundred
bushels to the acre. Parsnips, car-
rols, beet3, turnips, melons, pump
kins, etc., yield immensely. Black
berries, raspberries, gooseberries, cur
rants, strawberries, huckleberries
grow in the greatest perfection, and
so abundantly as to defy all compu
tation. Time would fail me and your
patience become exhausted, were I to
write at length of all the advantages
possessed by this part of the State.
West Tennessee is an extensive
valley also, of rich, sandv soiL lvinsr
between the Tennessee and the Mis
sissippi, the father of waters. Here
the land is very productive, yielding
vast quantities of cotton, corn, wheat,
rye, barley, etc It produces very
fine grass. You mav travel from the
Tennessee to the Mississippi and will
not see a rock as large as an erg.
Like the other parts of the State
thousands of acres of land are lying
idle for the want of some enterprising
white men to take hold of them and
start the plow that has been lying
idle since the war.
Should you come by way of Nash
ville on your next journey South,
don't failto call on us. . You will find
yourself among true good friends.
I have traveled much in several of
the States, North and South, and I
am free to acknowledge that the
most hospitable, kind hearted people
I ever met with in my life, without
meaning any disparagement to the
noble hearted people of our own
State, I found as you so faithfully de
scribed them, in the state of Missis
sippi. Tell the people of the North that
we are an inoffensive and law-abiding
people, and are trying earnestly
to build up again our beloved and
ruined country. Will you not come
and help us? Yours truly,
Samcel P. Amext."
Death of Capt. Jack Kinson.
In the early part of the' late civil
war the humble home of an aged
gentleman named Jack Hinson, in
Stewart county, was burned by a
party of Federal Bonders aud the
lady members of thefamilysubjected
to barbarous treatment by the rude
soldiery. This so incensed the father
and husband that he vowed eternal
vengeance against the invaders of
his land and thedespoiler of his home.
Nor was this determination one of
idle meaning, or unrelenting purpose.
With a trusty rifle, "Old Jack
Hinson," as he was familiarly called,
commenced the fearful work of re
venge, and, by himself, would often
from a neighboring hill or dense
thicket, make sure his victim from
the uususpecting band. Many were
they who fell before bis unerring aim,
and although large rewards were of
fered for his head, and strategy used
for his capture, he always managed
to elude his pursuers. . 'His escapes
and adventures were of the most
thrilling character and - if writen
would be a romance of no ordinary
kind. After a while old Jack organ
ized a band of guerillas, whose object
was not to prey upon the weak and
defenceless, or robbing the citizens,
but to carry on a bitter crusade
against the wandeiinqr soldier of
the Federal army. The Federal
soldiers of Clarksville and Fort Don
elson made frequent raids against
Capt. Jack and his party, but usual
ly returned with one or more
empty saddles and missing compan
ions. The South side, as that section
of country in Stewart, Dickson,
Humphreys and Montgomery coun
ties, where this border warfare was
carried on, was termed, become a
hotly-contested territory. At the
lonely bivouac, on the march, and
along the dreary passes, the avenger's
rifle was heard mid the yells of his
trusty followers, and the hills echoed
back the sounds of victory. Often
from the thicket would thequick bul
let pierce the soldier, antLere a volley
could be returned the ubiquitous
Hinson had fled, only to await anoth
er favorable opportunity. Capt. Hin
son did not always go with his band,
and from the time his heart was fired
with reveuge seemed to wish no com
panion, dwelling mid thesolitudes of
the wild wood and watching from
his covert place the sound of ap
proaching cavalry to add another vic
tim to his account. It is stated on
good authority that he made a notch
for every man killed. On the butt
of his old rifle there were over eighty
notches, each oue recording a slain
Capt. Jack Hinson will be remem
bered by many a wandering rebel as
the old gray-haired man who as
sisted him across the Tennessee, or
guided through blind paths and in
tricate coal-lands so numerous in the
section of country skirting the above
stream and the Cumberland river.
This old gentleman, after an illness
of about an hour, died at bis residence
at White Oak Creek Friday the 7tii;
and, it is said, was over eighty years
of age. He possessed many noble
traits, and had a warm heart whose
impulses were generous and brave.
WThat he did was from conscientious
motives and a sense of duty to the
memory of those who were dear.
Union iSt American,
of a Wonderful Skeleton
in East Tennessee.
1 1 making an excavation on the
bank of the river at the Ilockwood
landing, Roane county, East Tennes
see, a few days ago, a human skeleton
was exposed. The burial case was
earthenware, of the same kind or char
acter as tI4.1t found in the mounds and
along the river bottoms. From this
fact it is reasonable to conclude that
the skeleton belonged to the race of
Mound Builders, as this kind of pot
tery is found in all the mounds of the
country. This race was so far anteri
iior to the Indian race, that their old
est traditions give no account of them.
The skeleton was five and oue-half
feet long. The bones were large and
hoavy. The aria bones were dispro
portionately long. The right one was
broken near the shoulder, and was
probably the cause of the individual's
death. The most peculiar feature
about the formation of the skeleton
was that the aria at the shoulder, con
necting a short strong bone that was
connected firmly with the sixth joint
of the backbone, counting from the
The head was small and round.
From the impression in the soil, the
hair had been thin and hung as low as
.a. , -
Arkansas having undertaken to
enforce a law against carrying con
cealed weapons, the inhabitants wear
their bowie-knives and le vol vers
openly displayed in a belt worn after
the manner of stage pirate.
One of the deacons of a certain
choreh asked the bishop if he usually
kissed the bride at weddings. 'Al
ways was the reply. 'And how do
you manage when the happy pair are
nagroes? was the nextqueftioo. 'In
nit such case?,' replied the bishop, 'the
duty of kissing is appointed to the
Reasons for Facts In Science.
What is the cause of the sensation
called cold ? When we feel cold,
neat 13 drawn from our bodies. ..
When do substances feel neither
hot nor cold ? When they are of the
same temperature as our bodies.
Is water a good or bad conductor ?
Water is an indiflerentconductor, but
it is a better conductor than air. ;
What is the cause of the sensation
called heat? When we feel hot, our
bodies are absorbing heat from exter
Do some substances absorb heat ?
Yes, those substances which are the
best raidiators are also the best ab
sorbers of heat. '
Why are woolen fabrics bad con
ductors of heat? Because there is a
considerable amount of air occupying
the spaces of the texture.
What Is radiation? The radiation
of beat is a motion of the particles,
in a series of rays, diverging in every
direction from a heated body.
What sources of radiation are there
besides the sun and fire? The earth,
and all minor bodies besides, are in
some degree raoia&ore ot neat.
- Which are the better conductors f
heat,, fluids or solids? Oeneraily
speaking, solids; especially those of
them that are dense in their sub
Why do iron articles feel intensely
cold in winter? Because iron is one
of the best conductors, and draws of
heat from tee hand very rapidly.
Why are deuse substances the best
conductors of heat? Because the
heat most readily travels from par
ticle to particle until it pervades the
Why is It said that snow keeps the
earth warm? .Because snow is a Dad
conductor, and pi events the frosty air
from depriving the air of its warmth.
Why are furs and woolens and flan
nels worn in winter? Because being
non-conductors they prevent the
warmth of t he body from being taken
up by the cold air.
Is the air ever hot enough in any
part ot the world to destroy life?
The hot winds of the Arabian deserts,
which are called simoons, frequently
destroy both man and beast.
How Is warmth provided for in an
imals that have no such coats? They
are furnished with a layer of fat
which lies underneath the skin. Fat
consists chiefly of carbon, and is a
WThat substances are best and worst
radiators ? All rough and dark sub
stances and surfaces are the best, and
all smooth bright aud light colored
surfases are the worst radiators of
Why, when we place our hands in
water, which may be of the same
temperature as the air, does the water
feel some degrees colder? Because
water, being a better conductor than
air, takes up the warmth of the hand
Why does a bright metal tea-pot
produce better tea than a brown or
black earthenware one? Because
bright metal radiates little heat,
therefore the water is kept hot much
longer, and the strength of the tea is
extracted by heat.
How is the greater warmth of ani
mals provided for in the winter? It
is observed as winter approaches,
there comes a short woolly or downy
growth, adding to the non-conducting
property of their coats, confines
their animal warmth.
Why would not a dark earthen
warejug keep the water hot as long
as the bright metal one? Because
the particles of earthenware being
rough, and of dark color, they radiate
heate freely, and the water would
thereby be quickly cooled.
But if the earthenware tea-pot
were set by the fire, why would it
then make the best tea? Becaut
the earthenware tea not is a good ab
sorber of beat, and the heat it
would absorb from the fire would
more than counterbalance the loss by
Why, when we take our hands out
of water, do they feel warmer ? Be
cause the air does not abstract the
heat of the hand so rapidly as the
water did, and the change in the de
cree of rapidity with which the heat
is abstrated produces a sensation of
The Heir Apparent Showman.
John Robinson, Jr., Manager' of
Old John Robinsons Combination,
arrived in this city last week, direct
irom .New Orleans, and is busily en
gaged preparing for the arrival of his
Great orld s Exposition, which has
been making its usual Southern tour
during the past winter, exhibiting to
an averaee of ten thonsand persons
daily. Mr. Robinson is purchasing
and arranging a fleet of suitable stea
mers for the purpose of visiting all
the large cities and towns on the Ohio
river, which would, for so large an
establishment as his, be inaccessible
by any other mode of conveyance in
that section of country. We antici
pate shortly, a solid line of highly
colored posters from Pittsburg to
Cairo, and the river tourists will in a
great degree imagine themselves gaz
ing on the pictured rocks of Lake Su
perior. This intelligence will please
all residents along the river, as a grand
carnival day is promised wherever
Robinson 'a Great World's Exposition
hails. Cincinnati Enquirer.
An Anecdote. The Kev. Dr. La
tey, a chaplain on Stonewall Jack
sou's staff, in a recent lecture in New
Orlean's, related the annexed anec
dote: "On one occasion, when that re
markable man, Oen. Jubal A. Early,
beaid liriag along his lines, he spur
red his horse toward thefeeneof con
flict, and on bis way he met a Chap
lain going to the rear. General Early
baited him, and wanted to Know why
he was retreating? The Chaplain
said lie was going to the hospital,
where the sick or wounded might
need his assistance. The General te
plied, "You, asa preacher of the gos
pel, have tried all along to show peo
ple how to get to heaven ; and now if
you want to get there quick yourself,
the best and surest way to do it is to
turn around aud face that line of
Up Country Fcll of Grain.
Our Iowa and Minnesota exchanges
contain numerous articles to the ef
fect that unusual accumulations of
spring wheat and corn are now col
lecting at river shipping points, and
going into store to Le pushed along to
St. LouUassoonas navigation opens.
The Boston fire was as much of a dis
aster to Chicago as their own confla
gration was, for it suddenly dried up
many of the financial fountain beads
of the money supply of that city,
leaving its merchants hard up utter
ly unable to make the profusive" ad
vances on Minnesota wheat a for
merly, hence application to St. Louis
followed, and now we are likely to re
ceive a larger portion of the up coun
try grain this season than ever be
tore.St. Louit Democrat.
No story of heathen mythology
(say a writer in Appleton's Journal)
which tells of the transformation of
human or celestial beings into plants
or trees, is so beautiful as that one in
which the North American Indians
gives the origin of their maize; which
is, in substance, that a beautiful girl,
pursued by a river god, took refuge
among the reeds, twining them about
her to hide herself ; upon which her
slender form was changed into a
graceful stalk, her teeth into milk
white kernels, and her lovely floating
hair into silk : andin, place of reeds
and maiden, there stood only a tall,
bending stalk of Indian corn ; so that,
ever after, in the rustle of a waving
cornfield, the red man could hear the
stirring of a company of timid girls.
. PIHL0PE51. .;r
Its Orlgbt-l Beautiful Story
There was onse a beautiful princes
who had a great fondneaa fer alaioads,
and ate then constantly, but nothia?
would Induce her to marry, ao-3 la or
der to rid herself of hr suitors', of
whom there were a rt naiaber,
she Invented the following derice I
To every prince whosought her hand.
she presented the half of a double
almond, while she ate the other half,
and said: " If yourlorship eaa suo
ceed in getting me to take anything
from your hand before I say the wortj
I remember,' then I am ready to, be
come your bride. But it, on the con
trary, you receive anything from me,
without thinking to speak the words,
then you must agree to have your
hair shaven entirely off your head
and leave the kingdom."
This, however, was an artful strat
agem, lor, according 10 tne court
custom, no one dared to hand any
thing directly to the princess, but
first to the court lady when then of
fered it to her. But if, on ther other
hand, the princess should desire to
give or take anything who could re
fuse her? , So it was useless for her
suitors to make the trial, for when,
they seemed likely to be successful,
and had diverted the princess so that
she was about to take something
from them, the court . lady always
stepped between, and spoiled the best
laid plan. '
When tle princess wishes to dis
pose of one of them, she would ap
pear so charming and encouraging to
him, that he would be entirely fasci
nated, and when, he sat at her feet,
overcome with joy, then she would
seize upon anything near her, as
though by accident : " Take this as a
remembrance of me," and when he
had it in his hands, before he could
think or speak the necessary words,
there would spring oat at him, from
it. nerhaufl a froe or a hornet, or a
bat, and so startle him that he would
forget the wonis. Then, upon the
spot, he was shaven, and away with
him. This went on for some years,
and in all the palaces of the other
kingdoms the princes wore wigs.
Thus it came to be the custom from
Finally it happened that a foreign
prinee came upon some peculiar busi
ness. He thought her very beautiful,
and at ooce perceived the stratagem.
A friendly little gray man had gi vea
him an apple that once a year he was
privileged to smell, and then there
came in his mind a very wise idea,
and he had become much renowned
on account of his deep wisdom. Now,
it was exactly time for him to make .
use of his apple. So, with the scent
from it came this warning.
" If thou wouldst win in the game
of giving and taking, under no cir
cumstances must thou either give or
So he bad his hands bound in his
belt, and went witii his marshal to
the palace, and asked to be ailowed to
eat his almond. The princess was
secretly much pleased with him, and
immediately banded him an almond,
which his marshal took and placed
in his mouth. The princess inquired
what this meant, and, moreover, why
he constantly carried his hands in his
lie replied that at tx court the cus
tom was even more strongly enforced
than at hers, and be dared not to
give or take anything with his bands,
at the most, with only his head and
feet 'Ineu the princess laughed and
In this case we will nevfr be able
to have our little game together."
lie sighed and answered :
"Not unless you will be pleased to
tab (inmpthiiKf frnm mv fwitji o
" That can never happen ! ' ex
claimed the whole court.
"Why have you come hither?"
asked the princess angrily, "when you
have such stupid customs?"
" Because you are so beautiful
replied the prince." And if 1 cannot
win you I may at least have the
pleasure of seeing you."
" On the other hand, I have no si m
ilar gratification," said she.
So the prince remained at the
palace, and he pleased her more and
more, but when the humor seized
her, she tried in every manner to
Eersuade him to take his hands from
is girdle, and receive something
from her. She also entertained him
charmingly, and frequently offered
bim flowers, bonbons and trinkets,
and finally her bracelet, but not
once did he forget and stretch out his
band to take them, for the pressure
of the girdle reminded him in time.
So he would nod to his marshal, and
he receiving them, saying : We t-
Then the princess would become
impatient and would exclaim 1 " My
handkerchief has fallen! Can your
lordship pick it up for me?" Where
upon the prince would fasten his spur
into it and wave it carelessly, while
the princess would have to bend and
remove it from his foot, angrily say
ing: 'I remember.'
Thus a year passed away, and the
princess said to herself :
" This cannot remain so. It must
be settled in one way or the other."
She said to the prince:
"I have one of the finest gardens
in the world. I will show your lord
ship over it to-day.
The prince sueit his apple, and as
they entered the garden, said :
" It is very need ltd here, and in or
der that we may walk near each other
in peace, aud not to be disturbed by
the desire to try our game, I beg you
my lady, that for this one hour you
will taken Don vou the custom of mv
court, and let your hands also be fast
ened. Then we will be safe from
each other's art, and there wiii be
nothing to annoy us."
The princess did not feel very sfe
about this arrangement, buthe begged
so strongly that she could not refuse
him this small favor. So they went
on alone together, with their hands
fastened in their girdles. The birds
sang, the sun suone warmiy, ana
from the trees tne red cherries nunjr so
low that they brushed their cheeks as
they passed. The princess saw them
" What a pity that your lordship
is not able to pick a few for me I
" Necessity KjOwd noiaw,' said tne
prince, and broke one of the cherries
with his teeth from a branch, and of
fered it to the princess from his
The princess could not do otherwise
than receive it from his mouth, and
so her face was brought close to his.
So when she had the berry between
her lips, and a kiss from him besides.
she was not able to say that instant,
Then he cried joyfully, "Good
morning, much loved one," and urew
his bands from bis girdle and em
braced her. And they spent the re
mainder of their lives together in
perfect peace and quietness.
Stuffing. A stiney man who
pretended to be very fond of his horse,
but kept him nearly starved, said to
a friend, "You don't kuow how much
we all think of that horse. I shall
when he dies." " You'd better stun
him now," retorted the friend, "so as
to preserve bim living."
Debt of Texas. The State debt
of Texas, as appears from the Gover
nors message, is i,oc,!, wnico ne
says could be paid off in oue by a tax
of one-half of one per cent, on the
value of the property or the State.
This amounts toS 22,390,524, accord-
inz to an assessment carelessly made,
and is, of course, much under rated.
$ 12,22,221 was spent last year for
educational purposes, and 127,672
children atteuded the schools; 91,600
emigrants arrived in the State in
1S72, and since 1S71 nve hundred ana
sixty-seven miles of railroad have