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K. W. THOMAS, Editor.
TEMS t 3.0 IX ADTAXCE.
CLARKSYILLE, : : APRIL 12, 1878.
Whether for good or evil, is a pow
erful agency for the accomplishment of
the ends proposed. Its power for
evil, is illustrated in the crushing tax
ation to which the people are subject
ed, the imperceptible diminution of
the public debt and the damning cor
ruption attendant upon love of money
and place, when the restraint of moral
and statute law are no longer felt by
government and people. The admin
istration, itself, is a co-operative swind
ling machine and, by its creation of,
and co-operation with the manufactur
ing. Railroad Iron, Banking - and
every other political" ring, keeps its
pelf in power by the mutual action and
re-action of those dangerous combi
nations. The people, meanwhile, in
sensible tothedapgers impending over
their future political condition, and
learning no wisdom from the wrongs
already inflicted, quietly acquiese in
he course of events, or activty partic
pate in the work of overthrowing the
government and, with it, every security
for popular liberty, and every barrier
to the advance of imperial despotism.
Recently however, there appears to
be an awakening of the agriculturists,
not only to a consciousness of their
power to save, as well as control feder
al and State governments, but to a per
ception of the necessity for a combin
ed effort on their part, to stay the pro
gress of corruption and tyranny and
to bring themselves, once more, under
the protection of the Constitution.
The South is powerless to defend itself
and the North against the inroads of
usurped power. But since the farmers
of the North and West are forming co
operative associationsto make war upon
dangerous and oppressive monopolies
there is ground for hope that liberty and
prosperity may be restored to a down
trodden people, and the government
brought back to its originaly purity,
when political honesty shall become as
general and as profitable as moral de
pravity is now.
To forward the growing co-operative
movement against public corruption,
much can be done by local associations
for the advancement of local prosperi
ty. The farmers, of every county,
should combine to resist railroad dis
criminations and extortions as well as
to save for themselves the profits made
.bymiddlemen, upon farm productions.
The various vocations in towns should
organize for mutual patronage and co
operate for the purpose of introducing,
no matter howsmall the scale the man
ufacture of all the articles essential to
home comfort and agricultural thrift.
The Mechanic's Loan and Building
Association, in this place, has demon
strated how much good may result from
small beginnings and how easily aud
certainly success, in all co-operative
effort1, may be 6ecured by judicious
management and earnest zeal in their
membership. Two other co-operative
associations arc talked of here, the
object of both being the accumulation
of funds, by voluntary contributims,
which fund is to be applied in tho fu
ture, to the erection of such establish
ments as may most contribute to the
growth and prosperity of the town
The membership to all these associa
tions ought to be enlarged by the
accession of every good citizen,
with a zealous determination to do his
part towards the promotion of useful
enterprise. By this means immigra
tion will be invited, a habit of econo
my and system imparted to the citi
zens, and hence will follow industry
and morality, together with an en
lightened public spiritso much needed
throughout the South. In proportion
to the multiplication of such associa
tions and spread of their benificent
influences, will the people be prepared
to take care of themselves and to re
sist the corrupt combinatians against
liberty, public virtue, the honor of the
governmcut and prosperity of the peo
ple. The idea which once held good, that
advantages of location and commercial
facilities, sufficed to build cities, must
be abandoned by our citizens and the
theory, taught by experience, adopted
in lieu that the builders of cities arc,
mechanical skill, public spirit and ac
tive enterprise. These cordinal ele
ments of commercial growth, where
evcr they abound, will develope growth,
population, and wealth, aud hence the
wisdom of co-operation in the varied
pursuits of business life; by it the
above cordinal elements can aud we
hope will be developed and a future
of prosperity secured to our town,
which offers so many inducements to
the skilled mechanic, manufacturer
and merchant. Looking upon the co
operative associations, just mentioned,
as the dawn of a better day, we earnest ly
commend them to popular favor, and
hope that they, by their success, will
develoe others in town and county.
The plea of inability is a cheating of
conscience, for the smaller the means
of accomplishing great ends, the
more urgent the necessity for a begin
ning that the end may the sooner en
large the means.
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The election returns from various
localities in the North, are very flat
tering to the liberals and democrats,
democratic majority for (Jovernor of
Connecticut, is put down at four thous
and; Cincinnati has gone the same
way, St. Louis and several towns in
Iowa and Michigan give similar re
turns. These facts tend to confirm the
truth of the policy we have insisted
uion aain and again that iu the
North, the battle for freedom must le
fought, and that the South as a reserve,
an do no effective service, except as
a unit in its co-oiKTation with demo
cratic element whether it le purely
bourbon, ir mixed with materials
nearly assimilated. The northern le
nioeracy wants recruits without them,
it cannot overthrow the existing des
potism, and as the South is powerless
to do it, it is sheer madness for any
portion of its voters to stand aloof
from the fight on the plea that some
f the northern trKps are not snnon
Pre bourbons. The Liberal Demo
cratic movement in the North, was
eminently wise and Conservative and
deserved a success which many in the
South worked hard to prevent. Co
eration is not necessarily, amalga
lotion of different political .creeds
and the South, in seeking relief from
oppression, is foolishly sensitive in
analyzing agencies through which that
relief is to 1m; obtained. . . . , .
A correspondent of the Southern'
Cultivator, advocates the erection f a
small cotton factory in every county in
the South. He says that a factory of
one - thousand - spindles and 'looms
in proportion can be put in operation
for about fifteen thousand dollars and
be made to pay handsomely. We are
satisfied that if the South would man
ufacture its cotton it would pay double
the amount received for the raw ma
terial, and this is a moderate estimate
when we remember that manufacturers,
remote from the cotton districts row
richer and richer whilst the produ
cer remains poor. Surely there is not
a county in the South that cannot
build such factory and the aggregate
of their labor would enrich the whole
South, soon doubling its population
and giviog it a political influence that
will make it a power in the land, as
the conservator of free institutions
and of public virtue. If every coun
ty in Tennessee would build a factory,
of any sort to meet the wants of the
people, the cry of inability to pay the
the interest on its debt would soon
cease and with it all complaints of hard
times and oppressive taxation. Thous
ands of dollars would be kept at home
which now go abroad never to return ;
employees of such factories would
furnish a market for the farmer and
the indications of thrift would invite
immigration and, in every way. con
tribute to the liquidation of the State
debt to the great relief of the people.
Those members of Congress who
voted for back pay, ought to be scout
ed by their constituents. The money
taken from the people, by this bold
and defiant act of robbery, is of less
importance to the welfare of the coun
try, than the example of dishonesty.
the tendency of which is to encourage
villainy in officialsand to deprave pub
lic morals. . It is the strongest argu
ment in favor of leniency to the treas
ury swindlers who were convicted
by the partial Credit jloDWier inves
There is great rejoicing among the
Liberals of Ohio and Connecticut,
over their success. This spirit indi
cates the time and the direction in
which to look for recruits to the cause
of free and honest government. If
they cannot be found in the better
portion of the Radical party, who are
disgusted with the corruption and law
lessness of the party, where are they
to be found ? The Republican party,
as it falsely styled itself, was made up
of Democrats and W higs, and it is
fair to presume that many of those de
luded converts to abolitionism, still
cling to their first love, in theory, how
ever far they may have departed in
pratiee, from the teachings of Jefferson,
Webster, Clay, Jackson and Calhoun.
To such wanderers from the path
marked out by the old Constitution,
we must look for accessions to the
strength of the party opposed to the
corrupt and usurping enemies of pop
ular government who are paving the
way to an imperial despotism.
The colored voters of Washington
threaten to drop Grant if they con
tinue to be ignored in the distribution
of offices. If they had sense enough
to discharge the duties of the lowest
offices, they would have learned, long
ago, that the only use the Rads have
for them is to vote for Radical
whites. Here and there, in the South,
one or two are allowed to fill office, in
order to keep up appearnces, and to
hold the negroes together and to the
Radical rarty; but in the North where
negroes are scarce and white men
abundant, the case is altered. We do
no believe, however, that the colored
voters will ever have sagacity to learn
their true position in the Radicals
ranks and that will continue to play
the part of scullions iu the Radical
The Hon. James Brooks, demo
cratic member of Congress from the
city of New York, died last week.
He was a man of fine abilities" and
maintained a reputation for integrity
untarnished till near the close of his
life, when he fell a victim to the tempt
ations held out by the popular god,
Mammon, in the shape of Credit Mo
billier. All good men regret his lapse
from virtue and, whilst they can never
cease to condemn the offense, will
throw the mantle of charity over the
memory of the buried offender.
Ax enthusiastic exchange says, "the
matter with Sumner is, that he is ahead
of his time.'' We know he has leen
sick a longtime, and are glad to have
learned the name of his disease though
still ignorant of its peculiarities.
It is said that Grant is troubled by
hordes of office seekers. To relieve
himself, all he has to do is to publish
a scale of prices and employ a receiv
er. - - - -The
floods in northern rivers are
doing a vast amount of damage, and
there is reason to fear that the Missis
sippi is about to follow suit.
A destructive fire occured at Mur
freesboro ; a few days since. Particu
lars of no special interest to our read
ers. After a year's delay, payment on
cotton claims has been commenced at
The New York Herald attributes
the Atlantie disaster primarily to the
failure of the ship's officers to provide
more then ten d;iy's supply of coal.
The Herald says :
"It is greed, greed, greed. A con
temptible avarice has murdered over
seven hundred human beings, for we
acot , ,mMw,stcro..s the i.l,.a that the
Captain sailed' in iimonuu-c of the
amount ol coal he li:td on hoard.
Look where we will in this black .
story, the fact that murder bus been j
done stores us in the face. The few I
dollars that might have been gained i
will weigh but lightly beside the ;
t ".".I - . 1. C 11
shrieks or ine passengers w no icu
benumbed, from the rigging into the
watery gulf below. It is a sickening,
horrible, revolting story of criminal
rapacity negligence is out of the
We republish the following section
of the Assessment Law, showing the
compensation allowed assessors:
Sec. 45. Be it further enacted, That
the assessors and clerks of courts shall
receive such compensation for their
labor and services required by this act,
not otherwise provided for. as the
County Court may all w ; provided,
however, the pay of asse sor shall not
exceed fifteen cents for each person
having taxable pro erty listed ; and
five cents for each pt-isoa listed for a
For the Chronicle.
Messrs. Editors: The last Legisla
ture of our State enacted a Common
School Law, " creating therein the
offices of State and County Superinten
dents, the latter to be elected by the
County Courts, on the first Monday of
April or July, of the present year.
This is a wise law, one calculated to do
much good, and add greatly to the fu
ture prosperity of our State. In or
der that tbis law shall be a success
and meet the objects and aims for
which it was intended, it is all impor
tant that the officers selected should
be men of known and unquestioned in
tegrity and capacity, i see that our
County Court, at its ineetingthis month,
postponed the selection of said officer
until the first Monday in. July.
think this wise, that they and the peo
ple of the county may have ample time
to select such an officer.
Now, I have one in my mind who, I
believe, would, if selected, give entire
satisfaction. From a long and inti
mate acquaintance with him, I believe
there is uo one who would fill the posi
tion bette. His father, a thoroughly
educated gentleman, for a quarter of a
century was one of the most successful
teachers of the classics and minor
studies ever in Middle Tennessee or
Southern Kentucky; therefore the son
having been reared and educated by
one so entirely competent would neces
sarily receive a correct system of scho
lastic training. I allude to Mr. Jno.
O Brien, our present City Recorder,
and hope if it should be the wish of
the people that he should serve them
in this capacity, that he will not decline.
. KENTUCKY ITEMS.
The Russellville Herald says : Capt.
Junius Kimble is announced to-day as
tt candidate for the Legislature. He
is an intelligent and clever young gen
tleman, and has many ardent support
ers. , The Hopkinsville Conservative says:
" A man calling himself Harry Frazier,
peddling a patent medicine which he
called pain eradicator, stopped at the
Central Hotel in this city last week,
came to oar office and employed us to
Drint 1000 circulars, for which he
agreed to pay -K5, which he failed to do;
visited E. II. Hopper, Druggist, and
engaged him to sell his remedy, and
borrowed 14 from him, and then left
the. city owing his landlord for a week's
board. As he seems to be fishing for
notoriety, give him a lift.
Mr. James A. Shirley, of Glasgow,
has secured the contract for building
the Edmonson County Court House,
the amount bid by him being seven
teen thousand dollars.
E. M. Black and W. F. Taylor are
putting up tobacco at Elkton, and have
already boneht 130,000 lbs. for that
a. . 1
A strange monstrosity was Dorn on
the farm of Wm. E. Davis, in 3Iercer
county, a week or two ago. It was the
offspring of a cotswold ewe and was
more like a turtle than anything else.
In shape it was nearly round and flat,
with a crust on the back. The only
wool it had was a small tuft on the
back of a small curiously shaped
head. The feet set out at the sides
like those of a turtle. Mr. Davis can
only account for the monstrosity from
the fact that the ewe must have been
frightened when with lamb by a turtle
in the branch which flows through the
A Mr. Jackson, who lives near Mt.
Washington, on the "Peacock" farm,
while cutting down some timber the
other day, found five hundred dollars
in gold in a white oak tree. The gold
had been put in a two-inch auger hole,
and plugged up with a cedar pin. On
counting, it was found that ninety rings
in the timber had grown over the hole
in the tree, whence it was inferred
that the gold had been thus hidden
away ninety years, that is ever since
We learn from the Hopkinsville
New Era that B. W. Crabtree, ingo
ing to his home from Crofton on Mon
day evening was waylaid about a mile
from that place aud shot by an unseen
foe. Crabtree's wounds will not prob
ably prove fatal. A reward of $200
has beeu offered for the apprehension
of Tillott Mcintosh, who is accused of
the crime. ,
The statement is made in the New
port Leader that about ninetyyears ago
two hundred acres now in the heart of
Covington were sold for 150 pounds of
buffalo meat. The same land now,
without the improvements, is worth
$10,000 per acre, amounting to $8,000,
lH)i. A movement is on foot in Paducah
to organize a stock company to build
and operate a large cotton mill at that
The low price of corn is forcing
many farmers of Fulton county to re
sume the cultivation of tobacco.
There were 6,007 chancery, and 16,
.V4 common law snits instituted in this
State last year, and JJ1,6H5 deeds re
corded. TiiEMaysville Eagle says: '"We learn
that Mr. W. W. Richesou, of Ash
land, Ky., is now making arrangements
for a re-union of his old pupils at that
place during the month of Jnne. The
gathering takes place in a pleasant
! grove near Ashland, no' effort will be
spared to make the occasion agreeable
to all who may be present. The old 'mas
ter of Roseinont is never so happy as
when dispensing hospitality to the
scamps who tried his patience ten,
twenty and forty years afro, one of
whom is now the President of the
I I'nited States."
,.,.-,.. i t
BEAl "AD, to
the New Orleans Times, calls attention
to the j. Ian proposed by him in I860,
for maintaining a clear channel at the
mouth of the Mississippi, lie-says:
'"It is based on the principle of con
centrating on the bottom t he force of
the surface current to excavate and
j remove the river dejKjsits, causing the
bur, us explained in your article. I
would be happy to show uud explain
to yon, or any one else who takes an
interest iu the matter, my plan, the
drawing of which I found a few days
since among my old files of official pa
pers. I IteTieve that with this modus
operandi twenty feet of water could
be obtained in a few mouths at a cost
of not over one hundred and fifty
thousand dollars, and that this chan
nel could be maintained at an annual
expenditure of less than one hundred
TnERE are but two States in the
Union that pay less taxeuhan Tennes
see, and thirty-four that pay a good
deal more, with less of a back debt
proportionately, to pay off.
THE METHODIST BOOK HOUSE.
The Largest Publishing House in the
Editor of the Banner :
Sir You kindly furnished me a
copy ot your paper or JHarcn o, con
taining your excellent and somewhat
lengthy notice of the Southern
Methodist Publishing House of this
city. ' And, while its friends can but
be gratified at so flattering a notice,
one can but be reminded that institu
tions of this sort though occupying a
larce nlace in commerce, seldom find
so large a space in the public prints of
As requested in our conversation, I
will proceed, very briefly, to notice
what I am sure you will regard an im
portant omission in your running' his-
torv of the house. Yon are eorrect in
saying that Dr. MeFerrin and myself
served the house, he as lieneral Agent
and I as Financial Secretary, '"until
the fall of Nashville in 18G4." and that,
uin May, 1856, Rev. A. H. Bedford, D.
D. was elected Agent," etc. This
gives no account of the house from
February 16, 1862, to May, 1866, four
years and three months. In this pe
riod some of most important and inter
esting events occurred the house ever
passed through. This history may
some day be skethced if not written.
Its materials are preserved.
Its necunian' resources were wholly
cut off at a single blow ; nearly all its
northern creditors pressed their execu
tions ; the Government sued out a li
bel against the house seeking to con
fiscate it : the entire property was ju-
dieallv declared forfeited to the Gen
eral Government in default of taxes ;
its well-fitted stores were occupied for
. . - i a
a snort time as parracKs, or winter
quarters for a regiment of soldiers ; it
several times shut nn hv the
United States Marshal, to be sold out
to satisfy executions ; the Commanding
General of the army or the Lumber-
land issued an order declaring it the
property of the United States, several.
successive commanders ot the post ot
Nashville told me they came here fully
intending to destroy it utterly, but find
ing their lnlormation to be ialse, desis
ted ; at one time it would have suffer
ed inevitable and complete rnin, . but
lor the timely and prompt discharge ot
his official duty by ft. B. Bonner, Esq.,
of St. Louis, who was then the agent of
the United States Treasury Depart
ment, at this port, which duty his pre
decessors had utterly refused to do.
In some of those instances, and
may similar ones that might be named,
the indebtedness of the institution,
which can never be paid, for its Pre
servation, to the-Hon. F. B. Fogg, Rus
sel Houston, Esq., Revs. J. W. Hun
ter and O. O. Knight, and the late J,
W. tarter, deceased, is by no means
But still, up to December 1863, it
had suffcreed no serious loss. Per
haps ten or fifteen thausand dollars
would have covered all. At this time
the army needed the property and took
possession of the house and its entire
contents. It had then over 300,000
books in store, with a good supply of
stock and machinery of all kinds.
.Most of this was used hv the army.
and is not yet paid for. This accounts
for the small amount of merchandise
and other property on hand when Dr-
liediord took charge in June, lmb.
In this connection it ought at least to
be suggested, for the commercial stand
ing and" credit of the house, that its
available custom and inalienable pat
ronage are absolutely immense. Pro
bablv its equal is not in the country.
The New ork Book Concern would
be its superior by fifty or a huudred
per cent but for its having ten-fold its
competition. If the Harpers sell five
or eight times as much, it is because
by halt a century or more ot success
ful enterprise, they have met the de
mands of one-fourth the number of
customers. A. T. Stewart sells his
millions to one-tenth the number of
customers more likely one-fiftieth
who stand ready to patrouize the house,
in its line, as fast as it shall be ready
to furnish the supply. The New York
Bible House has a greater number of
cfustomers than all the above combined.
but it has fifty large and fifty smaller
competitors to divide with.
The Nashville House is in its in
fancv. and has met some rough hand
ling in ita cradle. It requires time for
anything of naturally large growth to
grow large. . The house deserves the
credit of the extensive patronage nnon
which its business is based. 1 hat
mainly, or at least largely constitutes
the wealth of many wealthy merchants
This advantage, in respect to this
house, is the friendship, sympathy and
ready patronage of perhaps one-third
or more of all the millions of families
between the Ohio and the two oceans,
with thousands beyond these limits
In this immense field it has no general,
and not much local competition. No
mere mercantile house in Tennessee
has one-fourth this breadth of mercan
tile basis. This patronage is sure,
ncverfailing, and increasing precisely
in proportion to the growing ability of
the House to meet it.
Just at this moment, and for these
obvious reasons, it needs assistance
but let these temporarv shoals be passed
and this large Government debt "be
paid, and none can fail to see before it
a career of prosperity aud national use
fulness, not only such as American
philanthropy has not heretofore seen
but such as no other single enterprise
promises. . . l onrs truly, etc.,
Proceedings Against the Kuklnx Sus
Cincinnati, April 5. The following
is SDCcial to the limes this evening:
Washington, D. C. April 5 The
Administration has determined to sus
pend for the present all proceedings
against the persons indicated in the
Southern States for violating the en
forcement act and being members of
the kuklnx klan. Attorney-Genera
Williams says if this step should be
followed by no other violation of these
laws, the prosecution now pending will
be entirely suspended, but, on the con
trary, if the laws are not respected, the
proseeutiou will be pushed vigorously.
There are more than a thousand of
these cases pending in the United
Parsons, Ks., April 7. A contract
has just been closed to transport from
Austin, Texas, by the Missouri, Kan
sas and Texas Railway, over a hundred
car loads or some nine thousand sheep,
for the New York market. This is a
new feature iu the Texas trade.
Thirty one and a half miles of iron
are now laid on the extension of the
Missouri, Kansas and Texas road from
Sedalia, Mo., leavhig only twenty-one
and a half miles to complete the line.
Through trains will run from Chicago
and St. Louis to Texas by the first of
May. New lines of railroads will soon
be commenced iu Texas and Kansas,
and a rapid movement will be made
sulfward and westward in the latter
Salt Lake, April 8. The3Iorraon
Confeerenee was largely attended- to
day. This afternoon Brighara Yonng
addressed the saints. To carry on the
work ho had commenced he wanted
seven counsellors to aid the first pres
ident, finally he resigned the position
of trustee in truse of the church, and
on his recommendation. President
George A. Smith, now in Europe, was
elected in his piace. 3Ir. Young has
retired generally from business, spirit
ually anl commercially. It is under
stood that he contemplates going to
Arizona with the San Francisco mis
sion. To Clerks of County . Courts in Ten
nessee. The Clerks of the several County
Courts in Tennessee will confer a
great favor and at the same time do a
valuable public service by reporting to
the undersigned, at Nashville, the pro
ceedings at the April terms of the r
respective courts, in reference to com
mon school matters.
; Jno. M. Fleming,
State Supt. Pablic Schools.
- ' Press Amenities.
A few days since a special dispatch,
reflecting upon a contemporary, found
its way into the columns of the Appeal.
We at once hastened to make amends
for the seeming intermeddling in a
matter that did not concern us. The
Appeal will observe this rule for the
future. When two gentlemen are
quarreling, it is considered an ungen
tlemanly intrusion for a third party to
take sides, and it is equally as ill-mannered
and obtrusive for a newspaper
to join in a controiersy between two
others. Certain it is, the Appeal will
never become tho Teceptacle for all
the foul garbage, falsehoods and in
sinuations which the press of the sur
rounding country may see proper to
pour out against a city contemporary.
. We know nothing of the dispatch to
which the Appeal refers above, but we
heartily approve the spirit of the para
graph which we have quoted. A
prominent feature in American jour
nalism which attracts the attention of
every thoughtful reader is a spirit of
professional detraction. Too many
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editors in every ntate oi tne u nion
seem to conduct their respective pa
pers as if their only, hope of success
and salvation was in the depreciation
or denunciation of their contempora
ries. . Instead of being a band of bro
thers, they act too often as if they
were a band of enemies. Instead of
feeling and upholding a pride of pro
tession, there are none so quick to un
derrate the work and worth ot a pro
fessional brother. The public can
have but little respect for a profession
which manifests such lack ot respect
for its own members. Union awl
The benefits of direct trade with
Europe arejexeruplified bj the follow
ing from the Richmond Enquirer :
The British steamship. North Amer
ican. Laptam James fecott, of the Al
lan line, arrived here from Liverpool
yesterday - morning about half past
seven o ciocx, aner apassege oi eiga
teen days, includin a stoppage of for
ty-eight hours at Halifax. The weath
er during the greater part ot the vo;r
age was pleasant, the heaviest weathen
being encountered on the passage Iron
liahtax to this port. At llalitax sa
landed fifty saloon and twenty-five
steerage passengers and a quantity of
freight. X orty-two passengers and
about sixty tons of freight were landed
here. X he nativity of the passengers
is as follows ; English thirty-seven
French three; Norwegian twelve
Among them arc four farmers, six me
chanics, seven laborers, one gardener
and one clerk : twenty-three of them
will remain in Virginia, seven of these
being booked for Norfork : eighteen
goto lennessee, and one to Louisiana
A Washington dispatch of the fifth
senator vt mdom s committee on
transportation had a meeting to-day,
and blocked out a good deal of work.
covering the question of cheap trans
portation and new outlets for com
inerce, . Among the topics of investi
gation are the value of the Ohio river
as a line ot communication to the
James river and Kanawha canal ; the
populations of the States which would
use this outlet . for commerce ; the
amount of surplus products of grain
in those States which are not now able
to get to market ; the cost of complet
ing the James river and Kanawha ca
nal and the time which the same would
We submit for the benefit of this
committee that it would be well for
them, in the interest of the public ot
the Mississippi Valley, before they give
any lurtner time to tnis canal scnemc
to consider the improvements neees
sary to make the Mississippi the most
desirable highway of the States whose
trade purposes it should subserve.
The Nashville Exposition.
The Memphis Register has the fol
Our Nashville brothers are busily at
work getting ready tor their Indus tna
Exposition, which is to come on
31ay, and by which they hope to eclipse
all former effort, in which they have
persisted for several years in the same
direction. This is of the order of
things which do good and deserve un
qualified praise as to" all concerned.
Their buildings will be considerably
enlarged and completed in a few days.
An art gallery has been erected, and
the grounds fenced iu and ornamented.
The usual half-fare arrangements with
the railroads and steamboats have been
made, and a grander success than here
tofore is confidently anticipated.
Cleveland, O March 31. The
Cleveland Bar Association this alter
noon considered the following resolu
Resolved, That the testimony given
by Judge C. L Sherman before the
committee in the recent investigation
in Congress, and the letters admitted
by him to be genuine, evince such a
want of integrity and such a moral
turpitude as to destroy all confidence
in his judical administration, and re
quire that he should at once resign
and relieve the Federal court from
the embarrassment consequent upon
his continued occupying the judgeship.
Action upon the above resolution
was postponed, to give Mr. Sherman
an opportunity to communicate with
"The King can do no wrong." Any
body who does not believe that this
maxim has obtained a lodgement in
the dull brain of President.Grant may
be convinced by reading the following
dispatch from Washington :
'"Samuel Randall was informed by
the Attorney General, to-day, that he
could not have access to the records of
the Department of Justice, for the pur
pose of seeing what papers were hied
to induce the President to parden Ba
con, the Philadelphia repeater. The
refusal was placed on the ground) that
the pardoning power of the President,
under the Constitution, was a personal
prerogrative, not subject to be called
in question either by Congress or the
MONCMENT TO STONEWALL JaCK-
son. The Southern Home learns from
General Pendleton that the English
monument has been finished, but has
not been sent over owing to the unset
tled state of things in this country.
This monument is an expression of
respect and admiration from the Iead-
ing members of the British Parlia
ment for the lamented hero, who died
for the Constitution of his country.
Among the contributors to the monu
ment were Hon. Mr. Gregory, now
Governor General of Ceylon, and Hon.
Berrisford Hope, long a leader in the
councils of the nation.
The New York Herald, which has
been a supporter of Grant's adminis
tration, says: "With the expiration of
the debauched and degraded Congress
passes away the Republican party. No
continued professions of virtue and re
form can save the political organiza
tion whose leading members, with a
large majority in both Houses of Con
gress, have shielded corruptionistsand
perjurers, and thus made themselves
responsible as a party for the offenses
they were too cowardly or too base to
The Supreme Court of Illinois re
cently decided that a wife can go into
bqsiness oq her own hook, and not
make her husband liable for the debts;
and now it holds that she can tell lies
about her neighbors without making
him liable for damages in a suit for
slander. In the language of His Hon
or, Judge Thornton, '"The chains of
the past have been broken by the pro
gression of the present, and a married j
woman may now enter upon the stern
conflicts of life untrammled."
The valuation of Atlanta, Ga.,
which two years ago was estimated at
five millions, now exceeds fourteen,
Printers What, and Who are They I
We believe that the masses look
. t . . i
upon us printers as objects a mue
bovethe brute a little lower than
mankind. .It is expected of him to
take nonsense of all sort and make
sense of it. If a mistake should oc
cur in the composition of what the au
thor tails manuscript (but what
ooks more like geese tracks around a
frog pond), the printer is supposed
to know ail the whims the author in
tended, and supply them accordingly.
The prii ter must go to church and eu-
ogise the sermon, even it it were not
equal to a pige in the Dutch Almanac
as a matter of interest. He must go to
the Mayor's Court and tell all that oc
curs ; but withal, he must not mention
the names of parties arrested. Must
drink with everybody, but he must nev
er get drunk must "puff' all sorts of
ot liquors, although he is aware that
two drinks of some of them would
send him to the tomb of his fathers.
Must pay his debts, and give to every
object of charity; yet if he asks for his
dues trom others he must submit to
any abuse they may choose to heap
upon him. Evi-ybody, that wats his
name in the paper must be accommo
dated, lie must write lengthy obitu
aries on every wretch that takes a no
tion to die: must praise to the inno
cence of a saint although he knows
the individual to have been the great
est sinner unhung. fytfmcr) London
Journal. - '
Rev. Charles Spurgeon has been of
fered fifty thousand dollars to deliver
fifty lectures in the t nited States.
A Minnesota paper believes that
1,200 people froze to death in tho
United States last winter.
Dr. C. W. BEAUMONT
has resumed the practice of Medicine.
Office at southeast corner of First and
Iran kiln street, dp stairs.
April 12, 1873-St. - -
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
As tbesearoii for Ibe altering of colts In
approaching, the undersigned would In
form the public that be ia prepared to per
form Ibe operation on the following termx,
to-wil He will alter colts for Five Dollars
each, and it the colt dies from the opera
tion, be will refund the money, neias al
tered between three and lour hundred colts
up to the present time and baa never lost
one. His ereat success and experience ia
the business are ample proof of his skill
and should satisfy thepublic that he mar
be safely trusted
in penorminK ine ope
at Wood lawn or New Providence,
April L2, 1873-1 1. ...
TO THE PUBLIC.
As a refutation of the card published by
Herndon , Gold Co., in the Chrosiclb of
March 22, 1873, 1 submit the following cer
tificates from gentlemen of undoubted ve
racity. n WM. SEARCY.
We were at Trice's Landing on the Unit
of September, 1872, and could not cross, the
boat being out of order, and no ferryman. J
J. C. AKM8TRONG,
. O. ft ARMSTRONG.
Icertirr that Mr. Watts. Mr. Walker and
Mr. Charley Bryan, during the first week in
April, 1873, came and said they could not
cmff al Trice'M ltndtn Ferrv.
' W. J. KINO.
April 12, 1873-lw. - - -
, j3 2 x
""1 n rir''-N F 1
Are now in receipt of their large and at
tractive stock of
SPRING and SUMMER
Millinery Goods, also a choice selection ot
Point D' Applique traces, Collars and Hand
kerchiefs, Km broideries, Gimpuire Laces,
Passementerie, Fringex. Huttons, etc. A
great variety ol ScarlsTies, Kichues and
fcashes. A good assortment of Kid Gloves,
Kans, Parasols and other novelties of the
HUMAN HAIR I
Switches. Braids, Puffs and curls, the best
stock In the city.
We have a nice selection of Spring and
Hummer Kuits, made up in the
Also a full line of Ladies' Underwear,
good styles and well made.
We return many thanks to a generous
public for its patronage aud hope to merit
the same in the future.
HODGSON 4 MAQCIRE.
April 12. T3-tf
"FRGSI AMD FIHE."
We can again sny to the public that we
are receiving a large stock of
Spring and Summer Clothing
MEX AND ROYS.
We have taken great pains to procure the
bet materinis and workmanship, and in
regard to style, beauty aud durability of
fabric, our present Kto-li is indeed desirable
and stands "excelnior" in the market.
We hae lor the approaching season
1 LIEGE AND SfRNDlU ASSORTMENT
of line and varied materials not heretofore
kepi in Clarksvllle. j
Our stwk of staple and fashionable
is well repl-nlshd and fuller than usnal.
Reap ful ly no Melting yourfrviueni calls
and pat Kinase.
PITMAN & LEWIS,
Opposite Court House. ,
April 2s.n-tf. t,
En u .
- Mammoth Stock of Spring and Hammer
TNITT N A A Wn
iiUAf .nil II ii IV
BOOTS, SHOSS, HATS,
Now on sale at
W - .-'; -
Ready made Dresses for Lndiesand Misses
Custom made Cloth Ine and Gent's Fur
nishing Goods, latent nryles, that will fit
and wear well.
A fine line of Youths' and Bovs' Custom
Made Clothing, that will not only make the
boys happy, imt will make the mothers
and fathers rejoice to know that they can
find a suit for their buys, at Rice, Broaddus
co. s to nt and wear better than one
made at home.
We have all of the new and desirable
fabrics in Black aud Fancy
The question wheve can I find such and
such goods? need not be asked when you
visit Clarksville, All you will have to do
ts to go to Rice, Broaddus A Co.'s Htore, No.
. franklin street, and call lor what you
want, and you will be almost certain to
nna it, ana at tne rtgnt price.
Ladies, don't fail to call for Club Stock
Parasols, as they are the newest and most
stylish that are out tbis season: also full
lines of Black and Brown Xilk Imbrellas,
and full stock of Misses' lined and unlined
Parasols, good stock of Colored and Black
Cotton l.'iubrellas bought direct from the
manufacturer and will he sold cheap for
caau. tin Biiu.Miuu.i x iu.
. 35 -J -t -ii
KID GLOVES !
The best Kid Gloves sold in the United
states are Chosxon s, every pair warranted,
We have full lines of tbe above make for
ladiea and geu tlemen. . Try I hem and yon
will never regiet it, but will aiwa) s call for
ChoKMin's afterwards. We have others not
so good, but fair Kid Gloves, in Black, Op
era, Medium and Dark Colors, at H W per
Large stock of Bleached and Brown
Domestics and Sheetings
very cheap. Extra bargainsgiven id Irish
Linens. Table Linens, Pillow Case Linens,
Linen Sheetings, Towebt, Napkins, Doyles,
Crash. Tidies. Ac.
Carpets, Oil Cloths,
Mattings. Rugs, Door Mats, Oil Window
Hhades, Iace Curtains, Curtain- Damask,
Carpel LJulngs, 4c. This department we
can salely say, Is as large and varied as anv
in the market, and at the lowest cash prices
RICK, BROADDCS 4 CO.
While Goods, Hosiery, Notions.
These three departments we have made
a specialty this season, as it is larger and
more varied than ever.
Handsome 1,-i.tSHm and Collars. .
Handsome Linen Sets and Collars.
Very large and bandsoine.stock of Met
ropolitan Units and Fisuues for the neck,
all new and desirable.
Kmbrnidered Linen and Jaconet Bands
Klegant stock of i-inen and Jaconet Edg
ings and IiiKertimrs.
Ken I Vul.i-tce Collars, Rets and Handker
chiefs. i..-i1iV nice white hemmed Handker
chiefs for f 1 per dozen.
IjidieK'ali linen H. H. Handkerchiefs for
SI "per dozen.
fjtdies' nice Balbrigan Cotton Hose for
9X W er dozen.
Full line o"f ladles' Misses,' Gents' and
Boy's Hosiery and Noticing, cheap lorcasb.
Will make money by calling on n, a we
don't allow any house to undersell us.
We ate now, and have been for the past
five yearn, Ageiita for the
ANNIS SHEETINGS !
It ia well known in this country one of
the best. Full supply always on hand at
RICE, BROADDIH A tt.
It la our daily study to know the wants
or thiacoiumunirv, and all who favor ua
with a call will rind by a close examina
tion of our to-k that rt is J.OT, nor do we
intend ItSH.M.i, be. excelled by any in
t!i !m or any otbw market iu thta vicinity,
in Variety, style, Quality and low Trleoe.
We extend a cold ml invitation tuall.
Very Heapeetfully. ' .
RICK BROAPIrS CO
April l lTMr, , -
Of a very large and well assorted stock of Staple and
Fancv Drv Goods, embracing all the Novelties of the sea
son, at HARRISON, MASSIEA&;CO'S.
Beautiful Coloraf Im-nadines, so very fashionable now.
'Beautiful Black Grenadines, double and single widths,
aJl grades. . .
Japanese Silks, new styles and shades.
Beautiful Poplins, all grades and styles.
Beautiful Percales, in Stripes and Polka Dots.
Linen Suitings, Organdies, Muslins, etc., etc.
White and Figured Piques, vejxliandsoine. 1
Beautiful x jgureu V ictona
Blooming Tilack Alpacas and Mohair, lcst in the market.
Mourning Goods of all grades, very handsome.
Elegant Black Silk, from $1 25 up at . .
HARRISON, MASSIE & CO S.
A most attractive Stock of Spring and Summer Suits
made up in the newest and most fashionable styles. Ako
a full line of Ladies Underclothing made on a lock stitch
machine, no danger of ripping, and all selling very, low at
. 7 7
A splendid stock of Black, Colored, and Fancy CI
d Cassimeres, for Suits. Also Plain and Fancv Li
Vlso full line of
ing Goods of all kinds at
When you want Kid Gloves, remember our Chassons a re
the best made and evervone warranted bv f II.. M. &, CO.
Linens, Table Damasks, Crashes, Towels, Napkins, Toilet Quilts. Vic
toria and Btebop Lawns, Red HM-tases, Paris Muslins, White aixi Colored
Tarletans-.-Tnckinp, Tucked rtkirtinipt, Hamburg Edffinzs and Insertions,
Standard Trimmings, new styles, Linen Collars and Cuffs, new styles. Ruf
flings for the neck and are selling very ebeap at H., M. C'O'J.
Ladies', Misses'.'Cbildren's and Men's Hosiery, all grades, lengths,
styles, Ac, and at price which will well pay you to buy from
o; , II., M. 4 CO. ...
, , NOVELTIES !
1 Spanish Coml, ParaolsFansButtons, Trimmings all kinds at
A very handsome new stock just
New Stock Ziegler Shoes, latest
March 28, 1872-tf.
Stoves, China, Glass and Queensware, House-Furnishina; Goods
ASD M A N r F
TIN , AND. SHEET IRON WARE,
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Wo would nay lotror enxtnmera aud I the public In smn-al. that w hare the larw
estaad most complete stock, in our Una. ever lrooght to thta eltv. ami w ara htt2r
parel to fu:i;iah our ouxtomrn. elt her at
U have a fn:l line of Stove at priaa
?. i MAY TLOWERFcr-Wcsd or Coal,
The Uest Stoves
Those wishing anything In our line, will do well to -all on u. AVe will ! all In oor
power to please all. ISespeet fully.
KIXCAXXOX, WOOD & CO.
Mareb 22, IW3-U'- T :
The holm ol Elizabeth Thorn, formerly
Burton, ami Adaline Uoiuluu, formerly
Burton, daughter of Killiunt liurton, de
eeal. f Montgomery unty. Ten.., are
heroby uouawl lhat ani of money ia ia
my haiKlx hfUinginictoihem aa heiraat law
of the auid Milliard Burton, dee'd, which
they are notified to eonie and pet, or aend
proper votirlsara tome, pout a!d,ut1arka
vllle, Tenn., and I will remit rheelr. by
mall a may lie directed. Hend to care of
County Court CVrk.
, . . W. B. STEWART.
" riAln'iif Hlllinnt Hnrton. dee'j
March 2i T.-Ht.f
A. . CAIUJ.
Tf avlnn been forced by bad health to quit
all business, for the last twelve years, I am
happy to nnnountre that "Richard's him-
self iiirain !" Tliankfal for the pntrnnaxr
t that was ho liherully bestowed upon me.
: during the twenty two years I was engaged
I In the Auction and Commission business,
' I now solicit a reuewal of the same.
, ; T. . I.KoSAEP.:
! Jan,, l73-tr.-: i . i . .' i
(Sheriff's Sale or Real Estate.
! BTvlrlneof an execution issncf "from
S the honorable Circuit Court, of ilontgom
I erv county, in favor of W. U. Russell and
I iigsin.M J. w. Powers, on
! Tnesday April 22, 1373,
; I will excise at public sale, to the highest
: bidder, tor cash, at the court-house, lit the
! ritrttf i;iarkTIHe. a ktotvw tad Jot lying
In Montgomery county. Tenn.. situated in
1 the town of Palmyra, bound on the north
i bv the ral'rnad, on theeast by theiroperty
of J. W. Elliott, and on th southe Had went
! hv the property tti Win- Hillfnma. Hid
; lolisthv3feet. AVM J. W. PnwerV m
. ter. t in thirty aerea of land, lyinst In said
! county, and sifuaWf.l on an Island above
: Palinvra; .said inteet ;lietu!( ene-JiaJf,
: hoandadooeverysiUe ojr thai aialrlnd
March 2, lf7!-lw
T . ' , i T
Having bought the stocS of Groceries of
Mr. Len. Howard, we are prepared to fur
nish (irocertcH, fresh Meats Jt Pratisious,
of all kinds, at the lowest prices, rail at
the i Jan-bout stand, :ne doorek.st of it. P.
Coulter's aud given a trad.' .;...
W. Ji. ORG A IX CO. I
THE LAEIES !
Shirts, Drawers and Furnish-
IIARRISOX, MASSIE & CO S.
received by ;
H., M. 4 CO.
H., M. A CO'S.
J. K. WOOD.
Wood c& Co.,
ACTf R BHS-OF-
wholesale nr retail than vr hfore
low a the lnwent, among which are the
THE OLD WHEELER.
Any one having an old Wheeler Wil
son Sewing Machine that need cjnstlng,
c.n have It made to do as good work as
when new, by taking the machine from the
table and sending It (with the bobbin and
hemmer) tomy oftlce; and If any person
who wants a machine, will send ine word,
I will bring, a new Wheeler 4 Wilson to
their hou-wj, and If they do not tiny, thera
is no haris don or charge m ule.
JfH. M. KOWI.KEH. Ag't,
Ortlre, No. s i'rankiiu St.
March 1-s IHTWin. ,
Pollock & Johnson's
Real" Estate Agency
RESIDENCES FOR SALE!
One on Franklin street, containing Klx
One on Mecond street, containing Hevcw
good room. .
One on Charlotte Pike, containing Right
' Karh of the above have rood garden spots
aud all necessary outbuilding.
Terms liberal. Applv to
. a.VOiJA.'K JOIIXSO.V. A'! -Cor.
Prauklin and First isis.
....... .. . . .. ;
LOOK HIRE, KTEITieDT WHII
WAVTs fM0TO4.Jt4fU. litis.
FBANK1, CASUS. CHKAK !
Having determined to change my busi
ness, I willorTerextraordiniirv inducements
toaJI those who wantany thing in tne above
line tor lite next
! I will sell Iny stock of Picture Frames at
in order to work n(T my chemicals, mate
rials, etc.,1 will make Pictures in the mean
time at price krarer than was ever done in
ClHrksville. and wananted nrst-rlaaa,
" I"artle having specimen pictures at the
gallery eu hav them at absolute cost.
Cum everybody and see for yourselves.
, . , : W. A. McUlLL.
ap. .V?w. i -'