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B. W. THOHAS. Editor. ' .
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- -THE PEESS.
"Were we required to define the da
tier of the Press, ire would say its
first duty is to study the character of
. ths people, to understand their insti
tutions and find out their wants,
. , whether they be moral or intellectual,
social, political, or material ; then go to
. work to discover and suggest the prop-
v er remedies for the correction of the
' . evils discovered. To give weight to
its opinions, it must maintain a due
regard for its own dignity by fair
and courteous dealing with the opin
ions of others in order that its corps
may be brought, by affinity, into close
co-operation for the advancement of
the general welfare. Differences of
' .' opinion are likely to arise out of all
questions of real importance, but those
differences should not impair unity of
purpose or action, nor should they be
made the pretext for that guerrilla
' warfare and sharp practice which lies in
ambush, eternally on the lookout, for
an opportunity to win popular favor
by a shrewd perversion of language or
of motive, . Such a course is not only
out of alincmcnt with daty, bat im
pairs, in public estimation, the dignity
and utility of the Press. Personalities,
however amusing to such as enjoy
thicken fights and similar belligerent
, demonstrations, disgust the practical
and refined and impair that social har-
mony which it is the daty of the press
to foster as an important element in
. progressive reform- Discord, by means
of its harsh vibrations, is felt far beyond
its source, and as evil passions are as
communicative as measles, each editor
should restrain his own that he may
be guitless of spreading the infection
amongst the occupants of the tripod,
as well as among those who read his
paper. ' ' ; 'v
Whilst it is perfectly legitimate to
expose malfeasance in office and to re
buke political corruption, it is not
necessary, nor . is it wise to attempt
the inculcation of sound morality by
making public the vices and crimes of
individuals in remote localities.
h'uch pandering to an inordinate pas
sion of startling accounts of the most
horrid crimes, is one cause of the fear
ful demoralization that threatens the
ruin of government and people. To
familiarize the popular mind and
heart, with every species of vice and
crime, is to beget an indifference to
their commission which, in turn, has
the effect of implied sanction under
which criminals escape punishment,
crime is multiplied and public virtue
becomes an old fogy superstition un
worthy ot an age of progress. To
make a paper sensational, as a police
record, is considered the master
stroke of newspaper policy, whilst the
dissemination of useful knowledge,
the cultivation of pure literary taste
and the propagation of sound morality,
is fast becoming an obsolete idea, at
war with popular tastes and repress
ive of.the genius and euterprse of the
master-spirits of the press.
.Whilst the conductors of public
journals flius ignore the grave respon
sibilities they have assumed, is it any
wonder that their readers laugh at the
pure and useful as ctale and unprofit
able, and crave the blood and thunder
accounts of the worst specimens of
human depravity? The press has
aided in thus perverting their tastes
if not their very natures and to main
tain its popularity, must not diverge
from the line of its vicious precedents.
What are the contents of the leading
journals of the day? Investigations
of official corruption, swindling and
embezzlement, robbery and rape, mur
der aud divorce, adultery and elope
ments, and ever- other character of
vice and crime, and these to the ex
clusion of matter bearing upon the
material, social, political and moral
wcll-beinsr of the whole country.
The movements on foot to place Al
fonso, on the throne of Spain, is likely
to insure to that country a reign of
anarchy and bloodshed rather than
Ilepublican peace. A Republic for
Spain is an idea too visionary for prac
tical consideration and it is sheer mad
ness to attempt it in the face of the
signal failure of that form of govern
ment in this country.
Conoress has appropriated $10,
(K0,'X0 to pay for head-stones in the
Federal cemeteries. A nice little
sum a large portion of which is to
be paid by the impoverished South
without deriving from it a. particle of
benefit or gratification.
(RANT is anxious that Congress
rhall relieve him ef personal respon
sibility for the Louisinana muddle.
He should have thought of this when
be usurped an authority not confer
red upon him by law, or Constitution.
WiTHOCT heeding the contemptible
triiks of the Radicals to save their
disgraced members of Congress, we
hoje the Democrats will, to a man,
vote for the expulsion of Brooks. The
vote will be strictly just and the exam
The Credit Mobilier investigation
scarcely closed when inquiry is insti
tuted into the subsidy to the Pacific
mail, voted by a bribed Congress. The
investigation is secret. The Granite
ring is the uext swindle in order, and
on interminably, for everything of
Radical origin i a fraud whether
men or measures.
( ! RANT is said to have been lobby
in; in the interest of Pinchback the
mulatto Senator from Louisiana. The
honor of the government and the dig
nity of its t hief officer are very ably
sustained by such exhibitions of low
TnK Committee report that Colfax
can't be impeached because he was
not Vice President when he took the
tribe. The other rascals will be let
itS oa some pica equally as frivolous.
CoN4kf.k has voted Grant $50,000
a yrar, and themselves, $7,500. This
is a quick way to pay off the public
debt aad relieve tl tU'ar people of
The President pleads business as
hi apology for declining his souther a
tmr. It never kept him from Long
How idle it is to talk of physical
advantages as sufficient to secure, to a
people, prosperity and happiness, un
aided by those political and moral in
fluences which can make a garden ofa
desert, and Italy of an Iceland? Of
what benefits to the South, are its ge
nial clime, its timber and its soil, its
productions and its mines of mineral
wealth, its water-power, its harbors
and its navigable streams, its higher
standard of morality nnd its chivalrous
spirit, so long as corruption poisons
its moral atmosphere and oppression
crushes its spirit and energy? What
benefit does it derive from a federal
Union and a written compact, when
that compact is Bet aside by sectional
tyranny and that Union is enforced for
mercenary considerations and ignored
for purposes of oppressions?
The future of the North, as well as
of the South, is a question of good, or
bad government, and in neither sec
tion, can the former bo secured except
through the instrumentality of educa
tion and good morals ; and by the term
education we do not mean to imply
that intellectual cultivation necessari
ly engenders moral purity, because
piety and morals are thing3 separate
and apart, and superior to scholastic
learning. Still, we do not underate the
power of knowledge as an invaluable
ally of morals in the erection and
maintainance of good government If
intellectual improvement were insep
arable from good morals, how does it
happen that the people of the North,
boasting of their intellectual culture
and taunting the South with its ignor
ance, are confessedly, the most'eorrupt
on earth? and the higher the culture,
the more corrupt?
Ignorance and morality are far from
being incompatible. We admit that
ignorance, in conjunction with poverty,
is more liable to become immoral be
cause poverty often forces associations
that are wholly evil, and sets up ex
amples that are contagious because
they appeal to passion and the preju
dices of caste. The sources of cor
ruption against which the people of
the South, have to guard themselves,
are the poverty to which aggressive
tyranny has reduced them, the exam
ple set them by a foully corrupt gov
ernment and association with its vile
age nts an d the grossly igaora ntandcor
rupt citizens turned loose among them.
It is true that repulsion rather than
imitation should be the natural con
sequence of such examples and associ
ations, but human nature is weak, and
the influence of use and habit is as
powerful as insidious. The guaran
tees to the South, against the influen
ces of a corrupt northern government
and its northern supporters, are educa
tion and morality by which term we
mean the cultivation of both the moral
and intellectual faculties of the rising
Lord Bacon and other learned phil
osophers have declared that at from six
to ten years of age, the moral charac
teristics of the child are fixed and to
be developed or modified in after life
by the character of the circumstances
to which they may be subjected. If
this hypothesis.be true, what a wide
field for reflection does it open up to
pareuts! How stern the duty it impo
ses, to see that none but germs of
good be grafted upon the plastic mind
of youth 1 How strong the appeal to
to make a happy home the refuge of
their children from the contaminating
influences of vicious examples and as
sociations ! The generation of men
whose privilege it may be to give to
the South prosperity and happiness,
power and glory, may now be playing
around their mothers' knees, silently
praying them to bestow pure moral
culture as a necessity, and mental cul
ture both as an accomplishment and
as a means of power in their future
conflicts with the temptations of after
life. Shall their prayers be in vain?
The mother, too poor to bestow a
scholastic education, is rich enough
to inculcate lessons of pure morality,
by precept and example, that will
make her sons powerful instruments in
the work of maintaining free govern
ment. These lessons are few truth,
justice, integrity and honor; but, be
not led into the, too common error,
that they are necessary results of men
tal culture they are mutually sustain
ing though by no means dependent,
for their existence the one upon the
other. We, every day, see examples
of honest poverty and dishonest
wealth, of moral ignorance and cor
rupt learning. Let us keep the two
ideas distinct and learn from them
that, if too poor to give our children
the advantages of school education, we
are rich enough to impart those moral
lessons which will enable them to il
lustrate the moral axiom, that "an
honest man is the noblest work of
God." This is the process by which
the South is to be regenerated and the
Government restored to its original
purity and the way opened for a luture
of greatness and glory that it never
approached in its palmiest days.
Grant's house, near St. Louis, has
been burned, but Congress is about to
build a new one for him, in Wash
ington. CoL fax has been robbed of four
thousand dollars, but as be is still
largely, winner, his case calls for no
The Liberal Republicans and Dem
ocrats of Illinois have resolved upon
joiut reorganization, and as their plat
form will endorse a tariff for revenue
and opposition to all monopolies and
official corruption, it is affirmed that
200,0110 farmers will come within the
pale of the organization. Gov. Palmer
presided over the primary meeting.
The Paris Intelligencer, of 20th
ult., says :
Iu the village of Conycrsville, in
this county, on last Friday, Mr. A. C.
Shaw went into a grocery, and in less"
than an hour drank eight glasses of
whisky. After drinking the eight
glasses he took a seat and in a few min
utes foil dead.
Mr. Shaw, we learn, was a man wh
did not habitually drink to excess, and
it is supposed that he drank the fatal
eight glasses to drown some trouble
that preyed upon his mind.
TllEUnionCity Couriersays: There
will be more building done in Union
City this year than ever before, and our
brick makers, and lumber men, are
preparing for a lively business. It will
take a number of brick yards and saw
utillt to supply the demand.
THETrentoa (Tenuj u is of
fered for sale.
For the Chronicle.
LETTER FB0X EMS.
Erik, Feb. 24, 1873.
. Dear Chroxicli : Owing to, the
disaster at the Clarksville railroad
bridge on the night of the 17th inst,
our thriving town was cut off from di
rect railroad communication with your
city. We have felt this accident seri
ously, as all railroad business has been
suspended at this place, and of course
will be until the bridge is rebuilt. The
company are running a train from
Paris to the south side of the Cum
berland river and return daily, which
is all that remains at present to en
liven U3, and this is considered as
nothing when compared to the bustle
and business of the arrival and de
parture of a dozen or more trains day
and night, for the past six months, the
changing of train crews and the beat
ing of the gong at the Grand Central,
at meal hours, where everything good
was served to the guests on their arri
val. The railroad company were about
to resume work .on the buildings re
quired by them at this place, when un
expectedly the news came over the
wires of the above disaster, and an or
der for all the hands at work here to
get ready and proceed to Clarksville,
which was done in double quick time,
and with that all business stopped for
the present, and leaves our town and
people to fully realize the need of
first-class railroad. Those croakers
whose ideas are averse to railroads,.
and who are now living on the line of
this road from Clarksville to Paris,
will be impressed with the great change
that has taken place, and forever cease
opposing all such enterprises. Our
business houses will be greatly incon
venienced in getting their spring sup
ply of good3, being obliged to resort to
river transportation to Cumberland
City or Danville and by river to this
place. Several persons intend build
ing here thL summer, and would com
mence as soon as the weather would be
favorable, were it not for the stoppage
of the railroad., After business is re
sumed, lively times are expected. Not
'll .1 1- .1 A 1
wiinstanamg tne untavorable season
for working in rivers, we know the
bridge will be pushed with vigor to
wards completien under the manage
ment of the able and energetic super
intendent, Robert Meek, whose indom
itable energy is so well known. We
wish him every success, and hope the
speedy completion of this work will
add one more laurel to his railroad
fame. Tours, &c.
The Glasgow Times regrets that the
small-pox is spreading in Glasgow and
There is an effort making to estab
lish a new Bank at Russellville, Ky.,
with a capital of $ 100,000.
The Franklin Patriot, of last week
says: Tobacco is selling at $7 50 to
? a 00 and is being delivered in great
quantities, notwithstanding the almost
impassible condition of the roads.
Won't our farmers see that it is to the
interest of all for our roads to be turn
piked? Bia Sandt Railroad. We are
informed, says the the Lexington Ob
server & Reporter that Gen. Breck
inridge telegraphs that the directory
of the Big Sandy road have pledged
themselves to finish thatroad in a year
from this time, and that the contracts
for its completion to the mouth of
Big Sandy will all be given out in two
weeks. So mote it be.
One half of the tobacco in Edmond
son county remains unsold and is held
by the farmers.
Corn is worth $ 2, per barrel de
livered at Russellville.
Great fears are entertained in some
parts of Ky. that the wheat crop, ow
ing to the number of dry freezes this
winter will prove a failure.
The Lexington Press says : "A large
proportion of the sheep in this State
are going to the dogs, because a large
proportion of the dogs in this State
are going for the sheep.
Hogs in Mason county, are high and
scarce. Those weighing 100al25 lbs.
were asking 4c: lighter 3a3c. The
hog cholera has been very bad in some
portions of the State consequently the
There arc many fat cattle for sale by
farmers round about Butlersville, and
the wheat crop in that region is look
ing better than the average.
Numerous car loads of stock have
passed by Russellville over the Mem
phis branch during the past ten days
enroutc to the Memphis market. One
day last week there passed eleven car
loads of horses and mules, and three
of sheep and hogs.
REASON'S WHY WE ARE POOR.
First, because we have too many
consumers and too few producers : too
many who prefer to loaf and niddle, or
to pick out the sou place, and too few
who are willing to furnish the bone
and sinew on the farm, in the mine, in
the factory, and in other active occu
pations. 2d. We allow our money to go
abroad to build up other sections, ra
ther than husband our resources and
develop the wealth and industries of
our own section. For instance, look
at the millions that have gone west
during the last ten years to pay for corn
and bacon, a large proportion of which
might have been produced at home.
Look at the additional millions that
have gone to the various sections for
agricultural machineryaud implements
and seeds, etc, all of which might
have been produced in the South. Con
template the still larger sums which
have found their way to foreign mar
kets, to pay for extravagant dressing
and useless ornamentation, which
might have been saved to our section
by proper simplicity and economy.
3d. Too many people, unwilling to
"accept the situation," live beyond
their means to "keep up appearances,"
dress too much, eat too much, squan
der too much in dissipation and pleas
ure, and then complain of hard times
and murmur against providence. Such
persons not only impoverish them
selves, but run in debt to others with
out the ability or intention to pay and
thus contribute to the general poverty
of the community.
These are a few of the causes which
make and keep the masses of this sec
tion poor. It is high time we were
making an attempt to reform; but if
we refuse to profit by experience, the
outside world will feel but little sym-
Sathy for us further than to pocket our
ollars as fast at we earn them.
Herschell V. Johnson, formerly
Governor of Georgia, and United
States Senator, etc., and who ran for
Vice President on the Douelass ticket
is running his old plantation in Jeffer
county, Ga, with some notion of afmin
running for office.
STATE ITEMS. r
Union City accepts the proposition
to make the Holly Springs, Browns
ville and Ohio Railroad a "narrow
gauge" and subscribes $75,000 stock.
Gibson county has levied a tax to
build a new court-house, to cost $12,
Maury county has voted $350,000 to
aid in the construction of railroads.
The wheat crop of Washington
county looks indifferent.
The Williamson county fairgrounds
are advertised for sale.
An appropriation of $125,000 has
been made by Congress for the im
proevmentof the Tennessee riverabove
and below Chattanooga.
A man named Turner, of Bradley
County, was ran over and killed by a
passenger train last week. Being un
der the influence of liquor he had gone
to sleep on the track.
The Morristown Gazette calls for
the execution of the vagrant law.
Three prisoneft have escaped from
the Rogersville jail, by cutting through
a chimney to the flue.
W. H. Briminstool, formerly of the
Greeneville Sentinel, has purchased
the Rogersville Reporter.
The farmers of East Tennessee are
to have a convention at Knoxville,
Charlotte Cushman is coming to
The Knox County Medical Associ
ation held a meeting on the 19th inst,
and adopted a tribute expressing the
sense of the society in the loss of Dr.
Arrangements are being made for a
temperance mass meeting in Knox
ville, and a committee is endeavoring
to secure the presence of John B
xlogersvule Keporter: There is a
fine bed of stone-coal only five miles
from town, near the Sulphur Springs,
and we pay $ 22, to the Knoxville coa!
companies, per car load and $29 freight.
Would not a narrow-gauge railroad
be a good tling to invest a little money
in to neutralize these enormous freight
charges ? ,
The Cleveland Banner notes that
engineer Slaybeck with the necessary
assistants, left that town on Wednes
day morning last for the purpose of
making a survey for a railroad from
Cleveland to Rockwood, in Roane
county. It is contemplated to cross
theHiwassee near Klncannon's Ferry,
and the Tennessee below Cotton Port,
Citizens of Milbnrton, Greene coun
ty, claim to have discovered a silver
mine, and ti e hills in that region have
already been leased to parties who
proceed at once to test the quality of
Throughout East Tennessee the wa
ters where higher during . last week
than they have been since 18C7.
Athens now has a tobacco manufac
tory, and is soon to have a reading
The Dresden Democrat relates the
following extraordinary coincidences
in the life of Mrs. Balza r whose husband
died on the 15th : " Her first husband
was killed by an explosion. He left in
the morning to return at noon, and
was brought back a corpse. Her sec
ond husband died as suddenly. She
was married to her first one nine years.
She had five children by her former
husband three boys and two girls,
three of whom died. She has had five
by her second husband three boys
and two girls, three of whom died
Both her husbands were mechanics,
both named Carl, and both died at
about the same age." The second,
CarlBalzar. was a German saddler
about forty years old, who removed
from Cave City, Ky., about three years
ago. He was found dead in his garden.
Two little daughters of Mr. Drenen,
of Memphis were badly burned in an
explosion caused by pouring coal oil
on a fire.
The School Bill.
The following are some of the lead
ing features of the School bill adopted
in the Committe of the Whole in the
Senate, and recommended for passage:
The first section provides for the
establishment of a uniform system of
public schools, and in the second sec
tion it is provided that said school
system shall be administered bya State
Superintendent, County Superintend
ent and District Directors.
In sections three and four, it is pro
vided that the State Superintendent
shall be nominated by the Governor
and confirmed by the Senate ; that he
shall hold omce two years unless re
moved, and be allowed an annual sal
ary ot Si.UlX). Ihe dusies ot said
State Superintendent are then detailed
Section eight provides fot the elec
tion of County Superintendents by the
County Courts, to hold office for two
years, and receive such pay as the
County Court shall allow.
Alter defining the duties of these
officials, it is provided in section ten
that there shall be three directors for
each school district elected by the
people to hold office three years.
Among other duties of the directors
separate schools for white and colored
children are required, and that no di
rector shall be a teacher in the public
schools of his district. A clerk, who
also aots as treasurer, is appointed in
each district, who is required to take a
census in July of each year, of all
persons residing in his district enti
tled to school privileges; to keep a
record of the proceedings of the Board
of Directors, and to discharge all such
other duties as may be required of
him, tor which service be is to be paid
not to exeeed ono dollar per day.
The school districts are ta remain
as they now are or may hercifter be
established under the provisions of
All officers and teachers in the
schools are prohibited from having
any pecuniary interest in supplying
books, apparatus or school furniture
to the public schools of the State.
Teachers are required to keep a
daily register of facts pertaining to
The public Echools shall bo free to
all persons between the aces of six
and eighteen years, the branches taught
being, spelling, reading, writing, arith
metic, grammar, geography, elementa
ry geology of Tennessee, history of
the United States, and vocal music
may be taught.
The permanent school fund shall be
$1,500,000. To this shall be added
the interest which has acrued on this
sum, (recognized by the State Consti
tution as tho permanent school fund.)
and not paid by tho State, amounting
Jail. 1, 1873, to $1,012,500, making the
entire school fjnd $9,512,500. For
ttus amount a certincate or indebted
ness shall be Issued, signed by the
Governor and deposited with the
Comptroller, and drawing interest at
the rate of six per cent payable semi-,
annually, commencing on the 1st of
July, 1S73. To this fund is to be ad-
ded, from time to time, the proceeds
of escheated property, of all property
accruing to the btate by forfeiture, of
all lands sold and bought iu for per
sonal effects of intestates having no
kindred entitled thereto, the principal
of which school fund is to always re
main unimpaired, the income only to
be used ia maintenence of the schools.
. Every male inhabitant of the State,
subject thereto, is required to pay a
poll tax of one dollar for the support
of the schools, also a tax of one mill
on the dollar is to be levied annually
on all taxable property, which sum is
to be used in the county in which it
is collected. Iu addition to this, the
votes of any school district may vote
upon themselves any further tax nec
essary to support the public schools in
The bill is take effect from and after
Suit for 9150,000.
. The Brownsville Bee, of Feb. 21,
says : "This court is still in session,
Hon. H. J. Livingston, presiding.
The celebrated case against John E.
Duelass, for the magnificent estate of
W. B. Pcwet, came up again this term
of the court, on demurrer of Duglass
to the bill. The demurrer was sus
tained and bill dismissed. This is the
second bill that has been dismissed
upon demurrer in these cases. The
first was dismissed by Judge Fentress,
and the second by Judge Edmond J.
Reed, who presided in the court as
special Chancellor. Messrs. Lea, Liv
ingston and Brieht. reresented the de
fendants, and Judge W. M. Smith of
Memphis, and Judge J. S. V illiam
son, repressnted the complainants.
We learn the complainants will ap
peal the case. A very large amount
of money, some $150,000 is involved.
IMP0BTA5T BAXK CASE.
The Act of 1866, to Expedite the Dis
tribution of Bank Assets. De
The Power of Trustees, and what is a
Statute or Limitation.
The following case has been decided
by the Supreme Court for the Jliddle
Division of Tennessee:
G. M. Fogg et als vs. The Union Bank et als.
The act of the 12th December, 1866,
entitled an Act to expedite the distri
bution of the effects of banks which
have made or which may make assign
ments among their creditors, is not a
statute of limitation.
limits, restricts. The act before us
has no such quality, but on the con
trary, merely fixes a starting point
without a restriction or limitation for
the future ; by it no time is fixed with
in which presentment for payment
shall be made, and only the command
that the time shall not be restricted to
less than two years. ... .
Embarrassed only by this limitation,
it is made the duty of the trustee to
fix the time and that time so fixed is to
operate as a statute of limitation, leav
ing it dependent upon .the peculiar
temperament and disposition of the
trustee, without regard to the interests
of the bank, its stockholders or cred
itors. One trustee might fix it at three, an
other at ten. and another at twenty
vears. and if the act is a valid one all
nnrties in interest are bound.
If it is argued that the Courts will
interfere and control the action of the
trustee in the event evils indicated are
likely to result, it is answered we meet
again precisely the same difficulty in
the diversity of Constitutions, of Chan
cellors and will have as many statutes
nf limitation as there are individual
trustees or chancery divisions, subject
to be changed with changes of incum-
DeniS. CUCIl rules luum uuu ire iuo
law of the land.
To be a valid law. a statute of limi
tation must be fixed and arbitrary, ap-
g lying equally to all the people of the
tate or to all of a class; defining the
outside or remotest period of time to
which it is directed and not merely fix
ing a minimum under which it shall
This statute makes the trustee both
legislative and judge ; to him is given
to prescribe the time within which the
condition shall file or deposit his
claim : and to him is given to deter
mine whether he has brought himself j
within the time, creating branches to
the legislative and judicial departments,
unknown to the Constitution.
The act is an attempt on the part of
the Legislature to delegate its law
makiner powers to individuals, and is
prohibited by the Constitution of
which the Legislature is the creature.
It is as competent lor the legisla
ture to enact that each court in the
State shall declare what time shall
bar the collection of a debt, after a
given period, as it was to have enacted
To do either is to create as many
new legislatures, witn nmitea power,
as there are trustees or courts.
The statute is unconditional and
void. The decreeof the Chancellor is
affirmed and the cause remanded for
further proceedings. TcRXET J.
The Wheat Crop.
We have conversed with a number
of farmers in this county, who speak
in rather a desponding way about the
prospects for a good wheat crop. They
say that much of it is frozen out. This
is especially the case in thin land or in
land where a corn crop was raised last
year, in clover land, wnere tne wneat
was drilled or the ground properly
prepared, it is not so bad. When will
our farmers learn that it is time and
money lost to "scratch ground instead
of properly plowing it? It is folly to
lose time and money when it could
just as well be avoided. Knoxville
Some of our farmers inform us that
they fear the severe freezes have dam
aged the wheat and clover crops of
this section. Cleveland Banner.
We hear fears expressed among the
farmers that the severe weather we
have had recently will seriously injure
the wheat crop. 31urlreesboro Moni
Gen, Banks says the fifteen million
Goncva award was wrung from Great
Britain by fraud and dishonor.
Nashville, Clarksville & Cairo Packet,
FRANK P. GRACEI.
Wiley Simms, Master. Oennett, Clerk.
Will leave Clarksville for
Cairor every Saturday, at 8 a.
m. For Nashville every Wed
nesday, ai 5 p. x.
This boat was bnilt Mnmalv fhf th
Nashville and Cairo tralu. Motars. J-'rank
P. Onwey Bro. are mv authorized airc-uLu
WILEY SIMMS, Captain.
Maroh 1. 1873-3m
A remnant or good Boots
and Shoes at cost, by
PITMAN & J,EWIS.
EMarch 1, 1S73 2w. r
The partnership heretofore existing be
tween euieu, itrani a ix. is Ml 18 clay, .IQ
February. 1S73, dissolved by mutual con- I
sent, a. Ham win retlrinit from tha fliiu.-
J. S. Neblett and J. A. Grant are alone au-
tnorlzed to settle the husinensof the tirra.
they haylnn assunxed all liabilities, all as
set Haying wen iranaierrea to tnetn.
J, 8. NF.BLKTT.
J. A. GRANT,
From and after the above date, the style I
of firm will be NEBLETT A GRANT.
ilarcii 1, lbtfVJw
state of Tennessee Montsemerj Co. I
H. w. Watts vs. Thomas F. Terrell.
In this cause, it appearing by affidavit of
me fiiaioun, inn tne aeienaant, r. t.
Terrell is Justly indebted to the plslntltT.
buu w a iin-resiaeni oi tne state so tfial
ordinary Jr.cess cMW cannot be served
on him. and an original attachment bavins-
been issued on his oronertr. It Is
therefore ordered that publication be mad
,n tt!,-'l!)rfe''VUIe Caronjoie, a newspaper
uuuitKueii m me inty qi itarssvKie, lor
lour weeks, coinmandinK the said Terrell
to appear before me, or some other Justice
tu tue reace. at my office in 7tncivu dis
trict Montomtry co the 25th March, 1S73,
and make uefenee to said suit against him,
oritwiil be proceeded with ex parte. This
25th Feb, ISrI r
, . R J. P.
Sign of Bed Barrel,
UlGLi Hi) It lilo 4 1 oiill4
IX THIS MARKET, FOR
Portrait and - Landscape
Franklin Street, Opposite Courthouse.
I respectfully invite an examination of
work doue at this Gallery in every depart
ment Photography, from the smallest min-.
iatnre op to li fe'size, and at prices low as
any first class Gallery in America.
Feb. 22, 1878-tf , " ...
' ' UA CFACTtrjUCIt or .'
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Opposite Tobacco Exchange,
Clarksville, - - - .Tenn,
JOHN MCNABB & BRO.,
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. .
Curbing, metaling, gradiDg. sinking cis
terns, or any work in our line promptly
attended to. We guarantee satisfaction
both in work and priees.
Feb. 22, 1873-;in , ,
Xew Plants, Vegetable and Flower
Seeds, Floral Designs, 'ursery
p. L. nichol," 1 "
15 North Summer St., Nasli villa, Tenn.
Will mall tree to applicants, his Catalogue
for 1873, embracing a superb collection of
Feb. SB, 187S-w
The partnership heretofore existing be
tween Kawlins fc Johnson is this day dis
solved by mutual consent. J. C Kawlins
having pun-hased the entire IntereKt of
Robert T. Johnson, will continue the busi
ness at the same place. and is fully author
ized to settle np all the boslnessof the old
firm. Persons indebted to us are requested
so come forward and pay their accounts,
as our old business must be settled up im
mediately. This Feb. 7, 1S73.
. - . J. C RAWLINS,
i. i B. I. JOUNSON.
Feb. 22, 1873-4W
J as. B. LaP.uk,
TARPLEY -:& LaRUE,
(Successors to Roach & RameyO
W. J. STW'FILL and C. S. ALLEX, Clk's
Feb. 15. '73-6ni.
Livery and Feed Stable)
ON THIRD STREET. ., ,
S. 0. W. BRAS DON., Proprietor.
' AS OOD AH THE BEST.
Good hacks, buggies and saddle horses
"pt for hire.
An. 2ft, 72-ly.
COMMISSIONER'S SALE OF TALFA
James W. Smith et als. vs. Catherine Hes-
' tr, el als.
In obedience to an order of the ConntT
Court of Montgomery county, made at the
Aug. Term. 18.1, 1 will otter for sale to tlie
niguesi Dinner, on, tue premises, on
Thursday, 3Iarch 6, 1873,
a tract of land lying in District No. 4, of
of N. Hester, Jr., Jas. Fletcher. James H.
Monwomery county, oounueu OT tne ikimIh
Wall and Men-it t A Gold, containins !2
acres, more or less, lou aores cleared and
the balance in timber. The same will be
sold as a whole, or divided into two or
more tracts to suit Dure baser. A nlal
same will be exhibited on dav of sale
The said land belong to the estate of Na
than Hester, Mr., deed, and is sold for divi
sion among the heirs.
tekxs. a credit or 12. 18 and 24 months.
Notes with EOOd seuurltv reouired. mad a
lien retained until alt the purchase money
Feb. 8. T3-4W. pr fee ad v A biUs. S a.
COMMISSIONER'S SALE OF YAL-
tABLE T0WX PROPERTY.
Isabella Driscoll vs Patrick DriscoM.et la.
In pursurance of an order made Yrr
County Court of Montgomery county at
February Term, lf73 ; 1 will offer for m1
to the highest bidder at the Court H
door in Clarksville. on - -
Saturday, March 1, 1873, -
the remainder interest in a certati. . tt..
and Lot in Clarksville. situated oi Frank-
unnrmi, oeiween me loisot Joh'j Lay and
Michael Driscoil. Possession to. h vivn
after the death of Mrs. Isabella lrlcoll
widow of D. T. Drisco'il, dee'd..
Terms: A credit of s months -antm .111,
good security required, bearini; interest
from date, bold without the right of re
demption. PETER OSEAL, Clerk 4 Com.
February 8, 1S7S-4W prf, ad. anl bills fT.
JO HIV 3XA.IN NIlVGr
Is Always on
JOHN MANNING has discovered that.
the citizens of Clarksville and surrounding
country needed a specific In the rarest
game of the season, served upln European
style on ten minntes notice, and as the
canvass ror the Presidency has now fairly
opened, he keeps constantly on hand the
choicest Wines, Liquors, pure Imported
rlavanna Cigars and Cincinnati Laeer
ntxT. to nerve an candidates on tn vlctnrv
Restaurant and Saloon open night and
day, where the most fastidious may be
more tnan pleased.
eb. 8, 1873-6m ,
Is widely known
as one of the most
dies ever discov
ered for cleans
ing the system
and purifying the
blood. Jt has
stood thfl tpt nf
w - i years, with a con-
t-tfw stantlr erowimr
reputation, based on its intrinsic virtues,
and sustained by its remarkable cures.
N mild as to be safe and beneficial to
children, and yet so searching as to
effectually puree out the great corrup
tions of the blood, such as the scrof
ulous and syphilitic contamination.
Impurities or diseases that have lurked
in the system for years soon yield to
tms powerful anutiote, and disappear.
Hence its wonderful cures, many of
which are publicly known, of Scrofula,
and all scrofulous diseases, Ulcers,
Eruptions, and eruptire disorders of
the skin, Tumors, Blotches, Boils,
fimpies, I'nstules, Sores, St.
Anthony's Fire, Kose or Ery
sipelas, Tetter, Salt Khcuin,
Scald Head, Ringworm, and in
ternal Ulcerations of the Uterus,
Stomach, and Liver. It aim cures
other complaints, to which it would not
seem especially adapted, such as Drop
sy, Dyspepsia, Fits, Neuralgia,
Heart Disease, Female Weak
ness, Debility, and Leucorrhcea,
when they are manifestations of the
It is an excellent restorer of health
and strength in the Spring. By renew
ing the appetite and vigor cf the diges
tive organs, it dissipates the depression
and listless languor of the season.
Even where no disorder appears, people
xeei oener, ana nve longer, lor cleansing
the blood. The system moves on with
renewed viox and a new lease of life.
Dr. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell, Mass.,
Pretiemi ami jtmrnlytitml ChemUu.
SOU ET ALL XtaCOOISTS KTEBTWHEaK.
I OC French Tinted and Initial Pa
per and latest style L'arclopex, ro to
IdOvr Prices Will
fez t- i,
- ; -
Is Selling Go6ds Very Cheap.
IS OFFERIHG fiRCAT BARGIIIIS IN DRY GOODS!
Feb. 1, lgrrvtf.
PAINTS! - -
Window Glass, &c.
FOR THE MILLION !
S. B. STEWART,
at bin new store, on Franklin street, nearle
opposite Court-house. Call and examinr
stoci and pi ices, as I propose to keep a full
stock of all goodx in my line, and will not
be undersoil! by anybody.
Special attention wili"b9 paid to the pre
scription department, whicli is in chnrge
of Mr. (reo. Vuiliunt, and person sending
prescriptions to me may rely on liavinj;
them prepared with acenrary and prompt
ness at any time, day or night-
COHE-AHD SEE'OUR HEW 'STORE I
It is the prettiest store in town, and so light that vou
can see what you are bujing the darkest day.
We have just returned to our New Store, which has
been entirely refitted and enlarged.
AVehave madean addition of a large well lighted
and hare greatly increased our
Carpets, Oil Cloths, Ciirtains, Shades, etc.,
We intend to keep a verv lanre stock of Cameta. and
as we get them directly from the factory, we can and will
sell them as cheap as they can be had anywhere.
LADIES DRESS GOODS !
"We hare a full stock of
which we will seUat reduced
MANY OF THEM WITHOUT REGARD TO COST.
We have in store a very
the best in the market, colors
We fortunately have a lane stock of tn ennds urn!
as the large advance in cotton
in cotton goods, ' '"'
WOW IS THE
We are still agents for .
This goods we have keot exclnsivplv far fu- u
has always given satisfaction.
advance. f r- . :
: Our stock of : '""
was never better.
iu) on nana a mil stock of every variety of
ZEIGLER'S SHOES !
We will make it to your interest to cull oh us. - - -Very
Respectfully, . , : , .;J.:..'. ;. 1 .
Eiec, Broaddus & Co.
g Thom I
CASH ' STORE !
Take our 'word for it,
WHY TOU SHOULD PATItONIZE
1st. He has had over twenty years' prac
tical experience in !in.:i tie in compe
tition with nrt-elassartiHi. 1
2nd. He (s mlly Bp to the Limes in all the
appliances and accessories necessary for
coiMinc lng a nrst-clasaruslness,vli-Splendid
Light the best mannfacture of Instru
ments, Chemicals, etc., etc
3rd. Ho makesany andallstylesof Pho
tographic Portraiture. Irom full life sis to
the microscopic sise.
4th. He can take na old faded and dam
aged picture.reproduoelttoanyslse. equal
in appearance and rtniK tn . .-i
direct from life.
5th. Hekeeps constantly employed a rt
elass artist for retouching negnives; freck-
JTTL .Z I,mP'M d other irreaular
LieTJfh''wrf J'PPwas if by magic
under his skillful touch.
0tll. He has .Dprminmi
w"VhbT,.Arti,,ulB "J'l. Water. Pastel
fl. u. U Ink t'o'o" In the country to fin
ish his work in that line.
7th. Hia Pictures are warranted not to
th. He takes the same pride and pains
with every customer as if be were making:
specimen of the same.
Wh. He la u(-irnm i lnt.t.t.. ,
10th. "Patience on amnnnms m 1 1 1
?i K!,.,.',reUT,.'n when compared
toMcUill worklnc on a dlfllunlt anhiiJ.,
Good, Shawls, &c,
full stock of
will soon cause an advance
TIME TD BUY t
Come and buv before the
see it before vou bnv.
Feb. 2!, im-Jt
Jan. 4, liCMf.