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CLAKKSVILLE,iTENN., SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1873.
WHOLE NO. 2,255.
BYERS keeps a complete
stock of Drugs, Patent Med-
icines, Faints, Notions, Blank
Books and Stationery, and is
prepared to sell low at retail
W. H. TURN LEV. W. J. ELY
W. DMERI WETHER, Jr.
TURNLEY, .ELY & CO.
General Commission Merchants,
CLARKSYILLE, - - TESN.
Advance! made on Tobacco In Store.
W'e have secured the services of Mr. T.
I). Leonard, the well-known auctioner,
who will sell ll of our Tobacco for us.
We have erected shed in New Provl-Ien-e.
opposite t he more of Messrs. McDan
iel Rarbee, where we will twelve tobacco
nd dray It to our warehouse freeof charge
or those persons who do not wish to haul
. t to Clarksvllle. Messrs. McDanlel 4 Bar
bee will receive, weigh and receipt lor To
bacco delivered at our shed In Sew Provi
dence. Oct 1 71 -tf.
f a. R t XTER, C.T. VODKO,
of Todd Co.. Ky. of Logan Co, Ky.
J. I WILLIAMSON,
GBinER. TOBSG L (0.,
CLARKSYILLE, - TENS.
Oct. 12. T2-in.
W. A. Wl-AKLKS. W. M. VAX I IX
G. X. QCARLES.
Quarles, Daniel & Quarles,
Attorneys at Law,
CLA11KSVILLE, - - - TENN.
Will practice in. the Courts of Montgom
ery and adjoining counties.
April 27, 1872-tf
FDMOND B. WKTOX.
CHAS. W. TYLER.
LURTOH & TILER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Wllljiraclice In the eotirts of Montgom
ery and adjoining counties
JAMES W. RICE, '
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will attend the courts of Montgomery,
Ftewart aud Houston counties.
filce on Ht ra wherry Alley.
Jan. 4, iS7-ly
BARKER & COURTS,
Franklin St., Sign of Sugar Hogshead.
Jan 1. T2-t f.
K. S. BKINUH 1'R.ST.
ANDERSON & BRINGHLRST,
COAL, HAY, GRAIN, LEAN, ETC.,
T. D. SCOTT,
This house is complete In all Its appoint
ments, and the table supplied with the best
1 he market affords, at reasonable rates.
Jan.S 'tifl-t r
15otl' Oll Saloon).
Having purchased the popular
Saloon, Restaurant and Bil
Formerlv owned byG. A, Roth, has had
the establishment newly painted and re
nt led. and in now open to Ihe public,
where all are invited to enjoy the best of
Wines. Liquors. Cigars,
nd other refreshment. Everything kept
eat and orderly.
Aug HI. T2-lf
Hides, Furs, Wool, KInKeng, and all
kinds or Metal,
Puhlic Symre, CLARKSYILLE.
I am no candidate for office, hut will pay
msIi for all articles in my line. Come
long with them.
W. 11. CROKJ. R. J. OOOSTRKE.
W. B. CROSS is CO.
JSiH-cessors to ieo. G. Willis Co
And dcjilersln Lumoerof every description
roplar. Cum, Fine. Oak. Walnut,
ledar Kenre Posts. Mtinrjlcs,
and Sawed Lathes.
Trompt attention given to orders from a
ll!i)ftat the low-ott Cash Prices and sat
isfaction guaranteed. Feb. I. '7.1-Sm
The finest selection of im
ported Colognes, Handker
chief Extracts, Hair Oils,
Toilet Soaps, Comhs and
Brushes of all kinds for sale
hv OWEN & MOOIIE.
J. J. CRUSMAH
Is now making large addi
tions to his stock, and offers
inducements to the Trade,
WH0LES1LE HID BIT11L
EXTRA GDLDEK SYRUP,
In kegs, half barrels and barrels.
SEW (MUffi HOUSSES.
Crushed, Powdered and Granulated
New Orleans, Clarified and Brown
NEW CAROLINA RICE.
Hit l Li
Burnett's Flavoring Extracts,
O O :E.
PURE CREAM TARTAR.
PURE BM1 ARB. SODA.
Pnre 8piccM, oTull klntls
lilorsrord's Bread Preparation,
PURE CATAWBA WINE
Pure Cider Vinegar.
Old Sotii-MnNli Wliilf.y.
Old Teach and Apple Brandy.
01l French Urainly.
300 Bus. Clover Soed-
Orchard and Herds Grass Seeds.
ril-TJE GIJASS rSli:i3.
With all other goods to make a complete
jr. JT. C11TJHMA.1V,
Fin: and Franklin Streets.
Jan. 4, T5-tf.
$2.00 PER YEAR.
AS AN ADVERTISING MEDIUM.
IT OFFERS EXTRA
We are supplied with a
large and a small power press
and are prepared to print
anything from the smallest
card to a mammoth poster,
in the best style, at moderate
Send in your advertisements.
Send in your orders for Job
Send for specimen copy of
UEBLETT & GRANT,
Sixth Division of the Chancery Court.
The Chancery Court for this, the Sixth
Division, Hon. C. . Smith, presiding, is
held at the following times and places:
davs of Kebrnarv and Auitust.
Clahekville. Montgomery county. 4th
Mondays of April and 1st Mondays of No-
GALi.ATin,8umner county, 1st Monday of
June and tin Monday or veeemuer.
Lebanon, Wilwm county, 2nd Monday
of April and 2nd iionuay 01 uctoDer.
8PBISGFIEI.B. Robertson county, 4th
Monday March and 3rd Monday ineptenv
IXVER. Stewart county. 2nd Monday in
February ami 4th Monday in October.
Ahiii.avo City. Cheatham county. 3rd
Monday iu January and 2nd Monday in
Aklingtox. Houston county. 4th Mon
day in February and 4th Monday in August.
Tenth Judicial Cireu.it.
The Circuit Court of this, the 10th Judi
cial Circuit, Hon. J. E. Rice presiding, are
held at the following times and places :
' Cumsnui, Montgomery connty, on
1st Mondaysin January, May aniiaeptem
ber. C. 1). Bailey, clerk. v
8PHieGFii!i.li, Robertson county, the 1st
Mondays in February. June and October.
John V. Hutcbings, clerk.
Ashland City. Cheatham connty, the
3rd Mondays In February, June and Octo
ber. W. B. Nichols, clerk.
i:harlttb. Dickson county, the 3rd
Mondays in March. J uly and November.
J. A. Dodson, clerk.
Wavkbly, Humphreys county, the 4th
Monday in March, July and November.
H. M. Little, clerk.
Dovjcr, Stewart county, Snd Mondaysin
April, August and December. W. J. Hag
ler, clerk. - -
Montgomery County Criminal Court
will te held on 4th Mondays of January
and April, and 2nd Monday of Novembei,
by Jndue T. W. King; F.O. Andersou, At
I. 0. 0. F.
At a meeting of Pythagoras T)dge No. 23,
Dec. 30, the following officers were elected
for the ensuing year-
Q. C. Atkinson, N. O.; B. H. Owen, V.
M. C. Northtngton, R. S.; James Tait, Tr.
I. O. O. F.
Youno Encampment No. 33, meet
FIRST and THIRD THURSDAY in
each mouth. -
Pythagoras Lodge No. 23, meet
MONDAY EVENING of each week.
Clarksrille Lodge, No. 89, meets
Thursday night in every month.
Clarl&vllle Chapter meets nrsi Thursday
after first Monday.
ri&rksville Council, No. 3, meets second
The Commandery meets fourth Monday.
Clarksrille Lodge, No. 123, meets every
Eureka Temple meets second and fourth
Thursdays of each month.
Officers of Fire Department for 1873.
Delcok FiitK Co. No. 1. John Young,
Captain; T. H. Hyman, Lieutenant; John
M. Cross, Engineer; Kos. Ligon. Ass't Eng.;
W. A. Jsrrel, 2nd Ass't Eng.; Walter Mc
Comb, Hose Director; T.Olover, Ass't Hose
Director; O. O. Perkins, Pipeman; J. R.
Stephens. 1st Ass't Pi pemiin; w. M.Orgain,
2nd A.-s't Pipeman; J. O. Joseph, Sec'y; H.
Hook and Ladder Co. John L. Duff,
Captain; F. Q. Williams, Ladder Director;
H. B. Fuqua, Ass't Ladder Director: R. W.
Beaumont, Hook Director; Jo. C. Mattill,
Bucket Director; W. A. Settle, Piest; John
S. Neblett, Vice Pres't; J. H. McPhail, Re
cording Sec'y; 11. Davidson, Financial
Sec'y; J. M. no use. Treasurer.
(Office at McGill'g Photograph Gallery)
WILL. M. LONG, Ag't.
March 22, 1873-lra.
W. M. POLLOCK. SAM'L JOHNSON.
POLLOCK & JOHNSON,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
(Office Up Stairs)
Corner franklin and first sts.,
Fire and Marine Insurance. The best
and cheapest Life Insurance in the United
OLD AND RELIABLE
New York Life Ins. Co.,
no new-fangled, untried, or experimental
company, but one time tried and tested
and ever found worthy. Undoubted in
demnity at the
LOWEST KNOWN RATES CONSISTENT
Be not deceived and misled. The best is the
cheapest. If you wish to insure your life,
choose a company of age. experience and
ahilitv, and vou -will select the "Old Relia
ble" New York Life.
Will give our attention to the buying,
selling and rentingof real estate,
March 15, 73-tf.
RAWItS S RAMEY
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
THIRD DOOR EAST VROM FIRST ST., '
The Best Oracle of
in large quantities, at the lowest rates.
N. 0. Sugar and Molasses
Crushed. Powdered awdOranolated Sugar,
ISIHGER SEWING MACHINE,!
Frtme Kio Lotlee, i eas, r aciory t neese,
Ovsters. Soda. Pepper. Yea t Powder,
'New Homlnv.Carolina Rice and
a well assorted stock of
RAWLS & RAMEY,
My grandmother's old-fashioned garden !
An! never again snail l see
A :pot of sucbexquislte beauty
And wonderous enchantment to me !
For there, in my earliest childhood,
2 whtled away long summer hours.
Arid gazed on Its treasures with rapture.
Or tilled my yonng bands with flowers.
The trees In the orchard long branches
Reached o'er the moviy tom wall.
That 'mid the soft border of g.aKK
Their first golden apples might fall.
Those prim garden beds, to my vision,
tmi crowned with each loveliest hue,
Arid passers-by, young and aid, lingered
The beantlful garden to view.
The crocus first whispered of beauty
Safe hidden beneath the spring snows;
And hyacinths, fragrant and lovely, -
Next 'woke from their winter's repose.
From then till the cold winds of autumu,
So ruthless, chilled summer away
That spot was my fairy land gorgeous.
And each charming flower was a Fay !
TTie lilac boughs trembled with sweetness.
Those mornings so dewy and bright ;
The woodbine flowers bloomed on the lat
tice, And humming-birds sought them at
The snowballs grew high in the corner.
. And lillies so stately and tall.
Near daffodils, tulips, and roses ;
' .ft.no rouin'ssougnoateu.o er all.
Oh. many Ihe flowers in that garden !
Their names are all dear now to
Sweet-Williams I love, for they grew there,
n. cuHrm nas ine gay jieurae-l? ;
For memories linger around them.
Each one to m v heart ha? h a tone
O violets, sweetest and dearest.
i tovea you, ana canea you my own !
I sat in the vine-covered arbor
W hen clusters of purple peeped through.
piear ny rnsnea me musical nver.
And verdue-clad hills rose to view.
Ah t then, in my grandmother's garden,
I knew naught of sorrow or tears.
And life was as sweet as the roses
That bloomed in those earlier years.
The Liquor Law as it Has Passed botb
Branches of the General Assembly.
The following is the bill, offered by
the Senate Tippling Committee, and
afterward passed in both Senate and
A bill to be entitled an act to provide
aeainst the evils resnlttne from the sale
' of Intoxicating liquors in the State of
Tennessee. . , ,
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
General Assembly of the State of Ten
nessee. Ihat It shall not be lawtul lor
ny person to sell by tippling any in
toxicating liquors in any civil district,
ncorDorated town orcityin thisfetate,
except as hereinafter provided.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That
any person desiring to procure license
to tipple, shall file nis application with
the Clerk ot the L'ouuty Court, twen
ty days before the election hereinafter
provided for, and shall state in eut-h
iipplicatiou in what civil district,
town, or ward, he desires to carry on
the business of tippling.
Sec. 6. Ihat on the 1st oaturday in
June, lb73, and annually thereafter, it
shall be the duty of the Sheriff of the
Beveral counties of this State, to open
and hold an election m each civil dis
trict, incorporated town and city, un
less such town is included in a civil
district, after giving twenty days' no
tice by printed or written posters, to
ascertain the will of the qualified vo
ters of such civil district, town, or
eity, in reference to licensing tippling
nouses for the sale of intoxicating
liquors. Those who are in favor of
such tippling houses shall have writ
ten or printed on their tickets, "'or
Vcensc, and those opposed, "Against
license;" and it shall be the duty of
such Sheriffs to immediately compare
said vote, with the assistance of
the Clerk of the County Court of such
county, to be reported by such Clerk
as ''for" or "against' such "license,"
in the several districts, incorporated
towns and cities of euch county, to
gether with the returns to the next
County Court of said county, where
the report of said Clerk shall be re
ceived and the returns filed as a record
of said court, l'rovidsd, that no elec
tion shall be held in any civil district,
town or ward, in which no application
has been made for licese to tipple, as
provided for in the second section of
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted. That
in receiving, counting, and making re
turn of the votes cast; the Sheriff,
Judges and Clerks of said election
shall be governed by the laws of this
State regulating general elections, and
all the penalties of said election laws
are hereby extended to and shall ap
ply to the voters, Sheriffs, Judges and
Clerks, voting at, and in attendance
upon, the election held under the pro
visions of this act.-
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That
whenever by the returns of election
in any city, town or civil district afore
said, it shall appear that there is a
majority of the qualified voters against
such license, it shall not be lawful to
issue any license for the sale of intox
icating liquors, in such city, town or
civil district, at any time thereafter,
until at en election as above provided,
a majority shall vote in favor of such
Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That
it shall be unlawful for any person or
persons by agent, or otherwise, to sell
intoxicating liquors to minors, unless
upon the written order of their par
ents, guardians or family physician ;
or to persons intoxicated, or to per
sons wno arc in the habit of getting
intoxicated. Provided, written notice
shall have been served upon such
licescd tippler not to sell or give away
any intoxicating liquors to such habit
ual druukard by the wife, other rela
tive, or any person dependent upon
him for support, or Sheriff, Constable,
Marshal or other civil officer.
Sec. 7. Be it further enacted. That
all places, where intoxicating liquors
are sold in violation of this act, shall
be taken, held and declared to be com
mon nuisances, and all rooms, taverns,
eating-houses, bazaars, restaurants,
drug stores, groceries, coffee-houses,
cellars or other places of public resort
where intoxicating liquors are sold in
violation of this act, shall be shut up
and abated as public nuisances, upon
the conviction of the keeper thereof,
and he shall be punished as herein
Sec. 8. Be it further enacted. That
for every violation of the provision of
the sixth section ot thisact, every per
son so offending shall forfeit and pay
a fine of not less than twenty, t or more
than one hundred dollars, and pay the
costs of the prosecution ; and for every
violation of the provisions of the sev
enth section of this act, every person
convicted, as the keeper of any of the
places therein declared to be nuisances,
shall forfeit and pay a fine of not less
than fifty nor more than one hundred
dollars, and pay a fine of not leS3 than
fifty nor more than one hundred dol
lars, and pay the costs ot tne prosecu
tion ; ana such place, or places, so kept
Ly such persou or persons so convicted
shall be shut up and abated upon the
order of the court before whom such
conviction may be had, until such time
as such person or persons keepingsuch
places shall give bond ana security, to
be approved by said court, in the penal
sum of one thousand dollars, payable
to the State of Tennessee, conditioned
that he, she, or they will not sell in
toxicating liquors contrary to the law
of this Mate, and win pay an costs.
fine anddaroages assessed against sucn
keeper or keepers thereof ; and in case
of a forfeiture of such bond, suit may
be brought thereon, for the use of any
person interested, or for the use of the
county in case of a fine or costs due
such county ; Provided, that the pen
alties in the nature of fiuea mentioned
in this section may be enforced before
Justices of thePface or Police Magis
trates, Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That
the giving away of intoxicating liquors,
nr other shift or device to evade the
provisions of this act, shall be deemed
and held an unlawful selling within
the provisions of this act.
Sec. 10. Be it further enacted. That
the penalties mentioned in theSthsee
tion of this act may be enforced by in
dictment in any Court of Record hav-
; " ir .r i it
lug criminal jurisdiction; anu an pe
cuniary fines or penalties provided for
in any of the sections of this act, may
also be enforced pnd prosecuted for,
before any Justice of the Peace of the
proper county, in an action of debt in
the name of the State of Tennessee as
plaintiff, and. in case of conviction, the
offender shall stand committed to the
common jail until the judgments and
costs are fully paid or secured.
Sec. 11. Be it further enacted, That
the selling of any quantity less than
one gallon will be a violation of this
act, and this shall apply to all drug
gists, except for medical or sacra
mental purposes, and they shall not sell
for medical purposes, except upon the
certificate of a practicing physician,
that is essential to the health ot the
person desirin? to purchase, or some
one of his family. And the selling of
all bitters and nostrums which may be
used to intoxication as a beverage, shall
be considered a violation of this act.
Sec. 12. Be it further enacted, That
this act shall not affect uch persons
as shall have unexpired licenses at the
date of its approval, nor shall it in any
wise affect an act entitled, "An act to
protect and encourage manufactures,"
passed December 14, 1871, nor shall it
be submitted as herein provided to the
vote of those persons residing within
the limits of said act of December 14,
1871. AH other acts in conflict with
this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 13. Be it further enacted. That
from and after the passage of this act,
no new license shall be issued nor ex
isting license be renewed, to run longer
than the first Saturday of June, 1873
Sec. 14. Be it further enacted. That
this act shall take effect from and after
the first Saturday in June, 1S73, the
public welfare requiring it.
The President's Louisiana Message.
It is all very well for the President
.) say, as he does in his Message, that
he is extremely anxious to avoid any
appearance of undue interference in
State affairs; but words amount to
nothing when the action is so different.
The greatest tyrants often talk loudly
of liberty wnile they are destroying it
insiduously. .Nothing was better es
tablished or more sacred in our sys
tem of government, up to the time of
the war, when the Republican party
came into power, than the non-interference
with State affairs by the Fed
eral Government The very basis of
American freedom was local self-government
through the municipalities
and States. In fact, the germ of our
liberty was found in the municipal
governments of England, though it
grew and became much enlarged on
the congenial sou ot America. Un
fortunately time-serving politicians
and tyro Presidents have lost sight Vf
that, and are going as fast as possible
to centralized despotism. The En-
forcemeut Act referred to, in the hauds
of narrow-minded or sham statesmen.
goes far to destroy the foundation of
American liberty. 11 a b ederal J udge
on any pretext, from ignorance or to
serve partisan poliftical purposes, can
set aside an election in Louisiana,
why not in New York or Massachu-
sets? The pretense of carrying out
the Enforcement Act of Congress
could be used in one State as well as
another. Only think how monstrous
it is that one man can convert the
machinery of government, defeat the
will of the people and throw a State
into anarchy? Have our liberties no
better foundation than the caprice or
partisan prejudice of one Federal offi
cer? There appears to be a Pandora box
of trouble-in this Enforcement Act.
The time might come when an aspir
ing tyrant could use it as a pretext to
place a large portion ot the county un
der military authority. It is easy to
say there has not been a fair election
and that certain citizens have been
coerced to vote or restrained from vo
ting, and then to find some flexible,
corrupt or partisan Judge to issue his
process and cause the necessity for
military interference.. We have had
that on a small scale in Louisiana, and
we may have it on a larger one. What
would foliow? In all probability the
defiauded and injured citizens would
revolt against such despotism, and an
archy and civil war and military rule
be the result. Judge Durell, the
other Federal office-holders of New
Orleans, the President and a partisan
Cougress are treading upon dangerous
grounds. Xew York Herald.
Governors of Tennessee.
William Blount was. appointed-
Governor of the territory or the
United States south of the Ohio river
by President Washington in 1790; as
such he served until March 28, 1796,
when the State government of Ten
nessee was organized.
John Sevier was elected first Gov
ernor of the State of Tennessee in
February, 1796, re-elected 1797, and
again in 1799, serving nearly six
Archibald Roane was elected in
August, 1801; served two years.
John Sevier was elected in August,
1803, 1S05, and 1807; served six years.
Willie Blount was elected in Au
gust, 1S09, 1811 and 1813; served six
Joseph McMinn was elected in Au
gust, 1815, 1817 and 1819, serving six
William Carroll was elected in Au
gust, 1821, 1823 and 1825, serving six
(Sam Houston was erected in Au
gust, 1827. He resigned in 182S, and
William Hall, as Speaker of theSeu
ate served out the term.
William Curroll was elected in Au
gust, 1829, 1831 and 1833, serving six
Newton Cannon was elected in Au-
and I837y serving four
James K. Polk was elected in
gust, 1S39 and served two years.
James C. Jones was elected in
gust, 1841 and 1843, serving four years.
Aarou V. Brown was elected in
August, 1845, served two years.
Neil S Brown was elected' in Au
guit, 1847, served two years.
William Trousdale was elected in
August, 184!), served two years.
William B. Campbell was elected
in August, 1851, served two years.
Andrew Johnson was elected in
August, 1S53 and 1855, serving four
Jshman G. Harris was elected in
August, 1857, 1859, and 1801, serving
Kobert L. Caruthers was elected in
August, 18K3, under Confederate au
spices, out never quaiineu.
Andrew Johnson, under appoint
ment from President Lincoln, was
Military Governor from 1852 to 1865.
Wm. G. Brownlow was elected in
February, 1865, and iu August, 1867.
He resigned in I860, and Dewitt C.
SetUer, as Speaker of the Senate,
served out his term.
Dewitt C. Senter was elected in
August, I860, for two years.
John C. Brown was elected in 1871,
and is now iu his last term, to which
lie has been re-eleeted for two years
The total shipments of German
goods to American ports last year
amounted in value to $37,000,000, while
the exports from Paris alone to this
ennntrv exceeded $38,000,000. with a
total of $C9,0;iO,000 from the whole of
raiu e. .
The total tonnare of the United
Stitis vessels entering and clearing
from the ports of Great Britain and
Ireland was 846.559 last year, and in
the same t me three times that amount
of Canadian bottom,
From the Rural Sun.
REMINISCENCES OF THE TUEF.
BT BAIXE PEYTON. NO. VII.
Uncle Berry Walk-In-the-TTater
' of the Turf in Old Times-ThrUliny
Aeeount of the Love of the Master
for his Horse.
Much has been said and written of
the tenderness and care bestowed by
the Arabs on their favorite horses,
DUt l oouDC whether any Arabian.
since the time of the Prophet, ever
showed such devotion to his favorite
steed, as Uncle Berry to thethorugh
breds under his care. In fact, his
Kindly nature embraced all domestic,
animals. , For many years he resided
on a rich, productive farm near Galla
tin, where tie trained Betsey Malone,
caran iiiaden, ana many other (lis
tinguished race horses; raised tine
stock and fine crops, and proved him
neir to oeone or the nest farmers in
the neighborhood. He had pets of
all kinds huge hogs that would
come and sprawl themselves to be
rubbed, and game chickens that
would feed from his hand, and follow
ed him if he left home on foot often
obliging him to return and shut them
lie raised many celebrated racer
for himself and others, and so judic
ious was his sy tern that, at the age of
two, they had almost the maturity
or tnreeyear olds. lis last thorough
bred was a chestnut Ally, foalded in
18o9, by Lexington, dam, Sally Iio-
per, (ineuam of lierry) which was
enieren in a stake for tnree year
oius, $ouu entrance, two mile heats,
to come off over the Albion course,
near Gallatin, in the fall of 1862.
This filly was of course a great favo
rite witn uncle iierry. Bhe never
associated with any quadruped after
she was weaned, her master being her
only companion. At two years old
she was large and muscular, and very
promising, and in the summer of 1861
I urged Uncle Berry to send her to
the race course (where I had Fannie
McAIister, dam of Muggins, and sev
eral other animals in training), that
she might be gentled and broken to
ride. His reply was : " I have been
thinking of your kind offer Iknow
sne ougnt to oe Drone, but, poor
thing! she don't know anythiug;
she has never been anywhere, and
has never even been mounted. I am
afraid she will tear herself all to
pieces." But he finally consented
tor my colored trainer, Jack Bieh
Iieu, to take her to the track. On
meeting Mrs. Williams a few days
afterwards, I enquired for Uncle Ber
ry. Her reply was, " he is well
enough as to health, bathe is mighty
lonesome since the tilly went away."
- But of all the horses he ever own
ed, Walk-in-the-water was his es
pecial favorite. In the language of
Burns, he "lo'ed him like a vera
brither." He was a large chesnut
gelding, foalded in 1813, by Sir Ar
chie, dam by Gondola, a thorough
bred son of Mark Anthony, and these
two were the only pure crosses in his
pedigree, yet lie was distinguished on
the turf until rifteeen years old, more
especiallly in races of three and four
mile beats. j
I was present when Walk, at nine
teen years of age, ran his last race, of
four mile heats, over the Nashville
course, against Polly Powell.
Uncle Berry, several years before,
had presented him to Thomas Foxall,
with a positive agreement that he
would neither train or run him again;
having a two year old in training,
Mr. Foxall took up the old horse
merely to gallop iu company with
him, a few weeks before the Nash
. It became well known that the
mare would start for the four mile
purse, and she was so great a favorite
that no one would enter against her.
The proprietor, to prevent a "walk
over," induced Foxall to allow him
to announce Walk-in- the- water,
whose name would be sure to draw a
crowd. There was a large ' attend
ance, and the game old horse made a
wonderful race, considering his age,
running a heat, and evidently losing
in consequence of his want of condi
tion. When the horses were brought
out I missed Uncle Berry, and
went in search of him. 1 found
him in the grove alone, sit
ting on a log, and looking very sad.
"a re you not going up to see .old
Walk run?" I enquired, "No, I
would as soon see a tight between
my grandfather and a boy of twen
ty," lie replied.
In the year 1S27, when Walk was
13 years old, Uncle Berry took him
and several colts that were entered in
stakes, to Natchez, Miss., traveling
by land through the,terrible swamps
of the Chickasaw and Choctaw na
tions. The colts had made very sat
isfactory trial runs in Tennessee, but
suffered so severely from the journey,
that they either paid fortiets or lost
their stakes; so that Walk-in-the-water
was the ouly hope for winning
expenses. He was entered in the
four mile race or the Jockey Club,
and his only competitors was the b.
Archie, gelding, Blucher, 15 years
old, a horse of great fame as a " four
miler" in Mississippi.
On the evening before the race, the
Jockey Club met and changed the
rule, reducing the weight on all
horses of fifteen years or upward to
one hundred, pounds, leaving all
others their full weight, or one hun
dred and twenty-four pounds, three
pounds less for mares and geldings.
This' extraordinary proceeding
would not have been tolerated by the
gentlemen who, at a later day, com
posed that Club, but Uncle Berry
protested in vain against the Injustice
done him. He, however, concluded
to run Walk, giving his half brother
21 pounds advantage in weight.
Walk had the speed of Blucher, and
when the drum tapped, took the
track, with Blucher at his side, and
these two game Archies ran locked
through the heat, Walk winning by
half a length. The second heat was
a repetition of the first, and never
was a more tremendous struggle wit
nessed on a race course-a blanket
would have covered the horses from
the tap of the drum to the close of
Any man who has watched a fa
vorite horse winning a race, out of
the fire and blue blazes at that, can
appreciate Uncle Berry's feelings dur
ing the terrible struggle. The horses
swung into the quarter stretch the
eighth and last mile, aud Uncle Ber
ry, seeing the sorrel face of his old
favorite ahead, cried out at the top of
his voice, "Come home, Walk, come
borne! Your master wants money,
mid that badly ! " After the race he
expressed his opinion of the Club in
no measured terras. Though habitu
nlly polite and respectful, jmrticular
ly toward the authorities of a Jockey
Club, he was -a man of undaunted
courage, and ready to resist oppres
sion, irrespective of consequuees,
but his mends interposed and pur
suaded him to let the matter pass.
When he reached the stables the
horses were being prepared for their
night's rest, and he made them each
an address. " Jo," he said to a Pace-
let colt, named Jo Doan, that had
lost bis stake in slow time, "you wont
do to tie to ; I've always done a good
part by you. I salted yon out or my
hand wliileyou sucked yourmammy;
you know what you promised me be
fore we leu some, laiiuuingto a iriai
run) and now you have thrown me
off among strangers," and he passed
on, complaining or the other colts.
The groom was washing old Walk-jn-tbe-water's
legs while he stood
calm and majestic, with his game,
intelligent head, large, brilliant eyes,
inclined shoulders and immense
windpipe, looking every inch a hero
wucu s xj j wiuni aj linn, ijo
threw his arms around his neck and
said, bursting into tears, " Here's a
poor man's friend in a distant land !"
Walk-in-the-water won more long
races than any horse of his day. If I
can procure the early volumes of the
American Turf Register. I will in a
future number give some account of
From the Rome Commercial
Bill Arp on a Bost-le.
See here, Mark Antony, iflwas-yoa
I wouldn't take on so about the fash
uns. They don't bother me. It'a
none of your business what the wo.
mentputon or put off, so they be
have themselves, and look 1u9t as
purty as they can. They tre a heap
better than you or me anyhow,
whether they behave or not. I
wouldn't give one woman for several
men no time ; would you 1 Now see
her smile aud pat that off foot. If
women want to wear bustles, let em
wear urn. I thought that pannears
was the best because they stutk out
sid ways, and wasent in the way of
leaning back when thev sat down.
but they know which Is the best side
to suck out on, and it's nobody's bis
iness but theirs. They may wear
anything they want to, bussels and
hoops, aud hang-overs, and collap
ses, aud whimadlddles. andstickouts.
and top-knots come down, and any-
ining eise, so mere is a woman hid
away somewhere insideof It alL It's
all asham that rubber bussel there
aint no substance nor backbone in it
I've seen em fiat, and then bio wed
up. There aint a bit of harm in em.
but I never see one on a woman that
I don't want to just hit it hardenuff
to mate it pop. r eollv. would'nt
she jump high and holler? But I'm
m it going to uo ii inougn ; no sir
I've got too much respect for women
Their bussels don't hurt nobody, and
I do despise to see a man always
picking at a woman's close. If thev
uiuent wear something to disguise em
me men would quit business when
they cum about. Purty women al
ways did wear suinthin to skeer the
men away. It's been so forever.
During the war I seed one who dress
ed as nateral as life, without paddin
or stumn, and when she cum along
tne ooys lest laid down and hollered.
They warent lit for business for a
week, but I could'ut bear to see em
go with their faces all tied up like
mey go in TurKey. That would
mighty nigh kill me. If I can look
into their blessed countenances I can
put up with, their fore rigging and
hind riggln and ton rlggin and all. A
good, sweet, purty face speaks for all
the balance of the craft. I wouldent
marry nary girl on the earth till I
see her face, and not then if she did
ent suit me. If the eyes, nose and
mouth are right, nature is an endor
ser for the balance. Paint aiutnothin
shape iseverything. They cantpaint
a shape, nor a glance of the eye. You
may paint a bouse ever so white, but
that don't signify what's inside of it.
But when you see bright roses aud
poses and blossoms in the frout yard,
and a vine over the door, and clean
clear window glass shining, you
may bet your hat on the balance.
Y'ou needn't worry about bussels nor
the back. Women have been do
ne that way ever since old Solomon
wrote about em. If they do lean a
ittle as they go it is all right. They
can straight up when Its necessary.
No spinal disease about that. Thems
the very sort what can lift two bush
els of meal without crackin a bone.
Its only a paasin fasshun and will
last till sum th in else comes along.
Naturmadeera that way, and you
can't change it. The more you try,
the more you can't. The more you
abuse their bussels, the more
they'll stick em at you so let em
alone; I say. They are all the same
about fash u n, and the last one would
put era on if they had their own way
and plenty of money. I wish I was jest
rich enuf to give every lady in the land
a string of diamonds and a hat full of
pearls. Good gracious how quick
that Methodist discpline would be
busted on the jewelry business.
Well, I do like to see tbem look pur
ty, and far as I am concerned, if rib
bons and flowers and -flounces and
furs will doit, its right. Someofthe
birds dress up mighty fine, and I
reckon their pride aint much of asin
after all. But, understand me Mark,
1 don't hanker after bussels, tho they
do say it makes the nicest little shelf
for the arm to rest on in the world,
when a feller is a dancin around with
his gal. Thats all right provided the
feller aint dancing with my gal. If
he is, why he may take her and keep
her, thats all.
He Knew Hhn Like a Book
This story comes from Bangor, Me.:
Near Bangor, in a little village, there
dwelt, many year gone by, a lay
member, who kept week days a coun
try store, and on Sunday he would
preach or exhort around among the
neighboring towns, where he could
rind a vacant pulpit.
He was a man of limber tongue,
and could sell Yankee notions aud
preach the Gospel very handy.
It was his way to load up a wagon
and peddle all through the country,
leaving his store in the charge of his
wife during his absence.
Finding himself, late in the week,
upon a certain time, too far from
home to get back, and having sold
his load, which at that time consis
ted of dried apples, which, by the
way, were a Iittie wormy, he gave
notice that he would preach the next
day, which was Sunday, to the peo
ple. Many gathered to hear him. His
text was: "And by theii fruits ye
shall know them." He handled this
subject in his usual gallant manner,
and, closing up his sermon with a
glittering paragraph, be repeated,
the text. "Yes my friends, and by
their fruits ye shall know them."
Just at this point up jumped a re
tail grocer in the place, who had
dealt with the exhorter the night be
fore, and said, loud enonfeh to be
heard if the church had been twice as
large: "Yes, friends, and by the
wormsJn their dried apples, too."
Keep Straight Ahead. Pay no
attention to slanderers and gossip
mongers. Keep straight on in your
course, and let their back-biting die
the death of neglect. What is the
use lying awako nights, brooding
over the remark of some false friend,
that runs through your brain like
lightning? What'B the use getting
into a worry and fretovergossip that
has been afloat to your disadvantage,
by some meddlesome busy-body, who
has more time than character? These
things can't possibly injure you, un
less, indeed, you do take notice of
them, and in combatting them, give
them standing and character. If
what is said about you is true, set
yourself right ; if it is false, let it go
for what it will fetch. If a bee stings
you, would rou go the hive and des
troy it ? Would not a thousand come
upon you? It is wisdom to say lit
tle respecting the injuries you have
received. We are generally the losers,
if we stop to refute all the back
biting" and gossipping we may hear
by the way. They areannoying.it
is true, but notdaugeroussolongas we
do not stop to expostulate and scold.
Our characters are formed and sus
tained by ourselves, by our own ac
tions and purposes, and not by others.
Let us always hear in mind that "cal
umniators may usually be trusted to
time, and the slow hut steady justice
of public opinion.1"
Ix the Tyrolean mountains It Is
the custom of the women and child
ren to come out when it is bed-time,
and sing their national songs until
their husbands and brothers answer
them from the hill, or on their return
home. On the shores of the Adriatic
such a custom prevails. There the
wives of the fishermen come down
about sunset and sing a melody. Af
ter singing the first stanza, they listen
awhile for the answering strain from
off the water, and listen till the well
known voices come borne on the
tide, telling that the loved are almost
An old subscriber writes that they
have fire-flies so large in bis neighbor
hood that they use them to cook by.
Thev hang the kettle on their hind-
legs, which are bent for the purpose
Now and Then. The Golden Age
recalls the time when, while discus
ing the reconstmctlon measure, Fer
nando Wood stigmatized Congresa
m an ''infamous body," arjd was re
primanded by the then Speaker,
Scbulyer Colfax, and goes on to lay t
A few days ago Fernando Wood
havlug waited long for hia reven rs
rose in his place In the same chamber
and offered a resolution of impeach
ment against the same Scbulyer Col
fax, and the motion came within four
votes of carrying a representative
body, three-fourth of whose members
were Wood's political opponents aud
Colfax's political friends. Wood's of
fense had been an indiscretion of the
lips, a hasty and heated phrase, an
explosive bomb fired in the energy .of
debate. Colfax's crime was was in
cold blood, consisting of a series of
falsehoods, steadfastly made -under '
oath, and ending in perjury, infamous
How true it is that " times change
and men with them."
A Chimney That Will Sot Smoke.
The Scientific American gives the
following bints to those who would
"bulid a chimney which will not
smoke." The chief point is to make
the throat not lesa than four inchea
broad and twelve-inches long; then
the chimney shonld be abruptly en
larged to double the size, and so con
tinue for one foot or more ; then it
may tie gradually tapered off as desir
ed. But the inside of the chimney,
throughout its whole length to the
top, should be plastered very .smooth
with good mortar, which will harden
with age. The area of the chimney
should be at least half a square foot,
and no flues less than sixty square
inches. The best shape for a chim
ney is circular, or many-sided, as giv
ing less friction (brick is the best ma
terial, as it is a non-conductor,) and
the higher above the roof the better.
A German paper contains a reply
from a clergyman who was traveling.
and who stopped at a hotel much fre
quented by what are termed "drum
mers, lbe host, not being used to
have clergymen at his table, looked at
bim with surprise; the clerks used all
their artillery of wit upon him. with
out eliciting a remark in self-defense.
Ihe worthy clergyman ate his dinner
quietly, apparently without observing
the gibes and sneers of his neighbors.
One of them at last, in despair at his
forbearance, said to him:
V ell, 1 wonder at your patience !
Have you not heard all that has been
said against you?"
' Oh, yes, bnt I am used to it. Do
you not know who I am?"
"Well. I will inform vou. I am
chaplain of a lunatic asylum; such re
marcs nave no enect upon me.
The gross earnings of the leading
railroads in February amounted to a
total of $8,735,010. a net increase of
$160,899, or about five per cent, as
compared with thesametimein 1S72.1
The severe weather of last month
was unfavorable to the operations
of the railroads, especially iu the
West. The earnings of the leading
roads for the past two months foot up
$25,703,2S1, against $15,211,374 in
mio. i tie earnings or the .Lake
Shore and Michigan Southern Boat?,
in February were $2,961,653. The
above figures do not include the busi
ness of the Union Pacific and Central
ToYocnq Men. How. after the
duties of the day are over, do you
employ your evenings? This Is a
question of importance. If you have
no regular employment, no fixed
pursuits to engross your attention
and operate as a stimulus to the
mind when unemployed, you must,
of necessity, have many leisure ana
unoccupied hours intervals when
time will hang Iwfavily on your
hands, and suggest the necessity of
some means to relieve it of its weight.
The very time which is dissipated in
idleness would, if devoted to study,
enable many a young man to obtain
emiuence and distinction in some
Trcb Politeness. He who has a
heart glowing with kindness and
good will towards his fellow-men,
and who is guided in the exercise of
those feelings by good common sense,
is the truly polite man. Politeness
does not consist in wearing a white
silk glove, and gracefully lifting your
hat as you meet an acquaintance; it
does not consist in artificial smiles
and flattering speech, but In silence
and honest desires to promote the
happiness of those around you ; in
the readiness to sacrifice your own
ease and comfort to add to the enjoy
ment of others.
Look Upward. Hope on, frail
mortal ! What though tby path be
rugged and strewn with thorns ?
Thou hast only to persevere, and tby
reward awaits thee. Many days ana
nights, perhaps years, hast thou
struggled with adversity. What
though thou art poor, despised by
those, it may be, who are thy Inferiors
in all save wealth? What matters
it, that thy short life is exposed to
the rude blasts of adverse fortune, if
at last thou art crowned with im
mortality, which those who rudely
push thee from them think not of.
Hope on, then, in thy poverty ; as
pire to be great by beiug truly good.
The Chemist and Druggist contains
the story of a sea captain to whom a
sailor applied for relief for "something
on his stomach." The captain con
sulted his book of directions, and pre
scribed "No. 15."" Unfortunately,
however, there had been a run on No.
15, and tne bottle was empty. Bnt the
skipper made up a dose by combining
No. Hand No. 7, saying, "8 and 7 are
15: " and the sailor, to whom the cal
culation seemed quite natural, took
the mixture with startling effect.
A couple of Yanke girls put a bull
frog In a hired man's bed to see if
they could not get nim to talk.
Daniel threw the frog out of the win
dow and never said a word. Boon
after be put half a bushel of chestnut
burs in the girls' bed; and about th
time be thought they would make the
least shadow, Daniel went to the
door and rattled it furiously. Out
went the candle, and in went the
girls, but theydidn't stick, though
the burs did.
The following fine reflection Is to
be found in the life of Lord Herbert,
of Cherbourg :
"Everybody loves the virtuous,
whereas the vicious do scarcely love
one another." Upon the same sub- '
ject an Arabian happily observed
that be learned virtue from the Dad.
for their wickedness Inspired him
with a distaste of vice.
As a man on a bridge waiting for
his friend plucks a handful of weeds
and flowers, and in the caprice of im
patience, drops another aud another
in the flood beneath without discrim
ination and without respect to the
beautiful above the mean, to the bud
ding sprig more than to the decaying
stalk, intent only to mark bow they
are borne away by the current; so is
the dispensation of death over the
children of men.
To Prevent Felohs Heading,
Take black pepper in the kernel
and pulverize well ; then soak the
pepper with spirits of turpentine and
apply to the felon as a poultice. If
this remedy is used wheu the felon
first makes its appearances, it Is a
certain cure in a few applications.