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CLARKSYILLE, TENN., SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1873.
WHOLE NO. 2,262.
.1 j Y
BYERS keeps a complete
stock of Drugs, Patent Med
icines, Paints, Notions, Blank
Books and Stationery, and is
prepared to sell low at retail
W. H. TURNLEV. W. J.
Wj D..MERIWETHER, Jr.
TURNLEY, ELY &C0.
General Commission Merchants,
PLAIiKSYILLE. - - - TESN.
Advances made on Tobacco In Store.
w iiav mmriI the service of Col. W,
F. Yoane. the well-known auctloner,
who will sell all of our Tobacco for us.
w !, .nwtHl a shed in New Provl
dence, opposite the store or Messrs. McDan
lel & Barbee, where we will receive tobacco
and dray H to our warehouse free of charge
l-T those persona wuo uo no wir.ii "
it to Clarkdville. Messrs. McDaniel A Bar
bee will receive, weigh and receipt for To
bacco delivered at oar shed fn New Provi
dence. Oct 171 -If.
X. A tin.
Quarles,' .Daniel & Quarles,
Attorneys at Law,
CLARKSVILLE - TENN.
Will practice in the CourU of Montoin
ry and adjoining counties.
April 27, 1872-lf
VMOUD B. MJBTOX.
CHAS. W. TVLK.
LURTON & TYLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
W1U practice In the courts of Montgom
ery and adjoining counties
. . JAMES V. RICE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will attend the courts of Montgomery,
Btewartand Houston counues.
Offioe on Htrawberry Alley.
Jan. 4, 1873-ly
J. J. CRTJSMAN
Is now making large addi
tions to his stock, and offers
inducements to the Trade,
EXTRA GOLDEN SYRUP.
In kegs, hall barrels and barrel.
Crushed, Powdered and Granulated
New Orleans, Clarified and Brown
NEW CAROLINA RIOE.
FLINT HOrsIIItf Y
Sixth Division of the Chancery Court.
The Chancery Opart for ihfif, the ixth
Division, Hon. CIU. BstiTH, presiding. Is
held at the following times and places: ' :
Haktsvillb. Trousdale county. 1st Mon
days of February and August. -
- t'LABKHViLLK, Montgomery county, 4th
Mondays of April and 1st Mondays of No
Gallatin. Sumner county. 1st Monday 01
Jnne and 4th Monday of December.
Lkbanos, Wilson county, 2nd Monday
of April and 2nd Monday of October.
Monday March and 3rd Monday inSeptem-
Dover, Btewart county, zna Monuay in
February and 4th Monday in October.
Ahhi.aKd lTi-. Cheatham county. tr&
Monday in January and 2nd Monday-in
Akllsgtos, Houston county, 4th Mon
day in February and 4th Monday in August.
Tent Jadlcial Cireuit. ,
' The Circuit Courtof this, theKXtt Judi
cial Circuit, Hon. J. K. Ricb presiding, are
held at the following times and places :
Clarksvillk. Montaomery county, on
1st Mondays in January, May ana oepieiu-
h.r IV 1 Uilkr lnrlr.
Mondays in February, Jone and Octobers-
John V. Hatchings, clerk.
I A? H land City, Cheatham county, me
3rd Mondays in February, June and Octo-j
Der. W.u. isicnijs,cjerjL- . -raiBijyrTK.
Dickson county, the 3rd
Mondays in March, J uly and .November.
J. A. Doason.cier. . -.
Wavebly, Humphreys county, the 4tn
Mondays in March, July and November.
H. M. Little, clerk. .
Dover. Ste wart county. 2nd Mondays in
April, August and December. W. J.Hag-
SCATTER SEEDS OF KIXDSESS.
Let us gather op the hue besm
Lying all around our path ;
Let uf keep the wheat and roes,
Casting out thethornsand chaff;
Let us nad onr sweetest comfort "
i. In the blessings of to-day, v
With a patient hand removing ,
All the briers from the way.
' -' - Then scatter seeds of kindness
For our reapljrg by-and-by.
' Strange we never prize the music ''
Till the sweet-voiced bird haa flown !
' Strange that weshould slight the violeU
Till tne lovely flowers are gone !
Strange that summerskies'aud sunshine
Clever seem one-nail so fair
, As when the winter's snowy pinions
Shake the white down in the air !
. Then scatter seeds of kindness --
For our reaping by-and-by. .
- If we knew the baby fingers, i '' !
, Pressed againHt the widow-pane, ;
Would be eold and stiff lo-morrow
Never trouble us again '
. Would the bright eyes of our darling
Ciiteh the frown upon onr brow T
. Would the print of rosy angers
Vex us then as they do now T
Then scatter seeds of kindness
For our reaping by-and-by.
Ob ! those little ice-cold Angers
How they pointour memories back
To the hasty words and actions
Strewn along our backward track !
How thoselitiie bandsremind us,.
As in snowy grace they lie,
" Nor scatter thorns but rose,
For our reaping by-and-by !
Then scatter seeds of kindness
For our reaping by-and-by. ,
Kontromerr County Criminal Conrt
will oe held on 4th Mondays of January
and April, and 2nd Monday of Novetnbei,
by Judge T. W. King; F.O.' Anderson,- At
torney General. '
Franklin St., Sign of Sugar Hogshead.
Janl3,73-tf. ' . .
tiers ASDEBSOK. . S. BBINOHCB8T,
ANDERSON & BRINGilljBST,
COAL, HAY, GEAHJ, ESAN, ETC.,
Do 23.1871-ly " ' '
T. D. SCOTT, - - - Proprietor.
fTlila tiAnaa f MIR1 ntcte in all Its appoint
ment, and the table supplied with the best
the market anoros, at reasonu
J Oil IV MAIS NINO
JOHN M ANT' I NO has discovered that
the cl tlaens of Clarksville and surrounding
country needed a specific in the rarest
game of the season, served upln European
mvle on ten minute notice, and as the
ca'nvaKsfor the Presidency has now fairly
opened, he keeps constantly on hand the
un,!M Mnnnra. nnre imported
li.vintii ciirars and Cincinnati Lageri
Beer, to nerve all candidates on to victory.
KeKtanrant and Haloon open night and
day, where the most fastidious may be
more than pleased. "
Feb. 8, lSTJm
l "i - ( ' .: ' T -r .
UotliM Old -Saloon)
HiVJug purccased the popular. .
Saloon, -Ilegtaurani and Bil
Formerlrwned by. A, Roth, has had
the establishment newly painted and r
fltted, and is now open to -the public,
where alt are invited to enjoy the best of
Wfe.,, ,Liq,uors. Cigars,,
and olitr refre.kmenU. Everything kept
neat anil orderly.. .
; S. OPPENIIEIMER, t
J . ' -- BEAX.EK I . '
nides, Fnrs, Vool, Clnseng, mi all
kinds or Metal,
rbUt fquarr. pLARKSVlLLE.
I am-no candidate nr office, but will pay
cash for all artieien-iq, fay line. Coute
along with Ihoiu.. I -A ,
W. B. CROSS.
R. J. fSOOSTREE.
W.!B. CROSS & CO.
Successors to Geo. O. Willis Co,,)
And dealersln Lumberof every description
Foplaf, Can, Fine, Oak, Walaat,
Crdar Fcofe Posts, Shingles,
and Sawtd Lathes.
Prompt attention given to orders from a
distance, at the lowest Cash Prices and sat
isfaction guaranteed. Feb. 1, TO-3m
The finest selection of im
ported Colognes, Handker
chief Extracts, Hair Oils.
Toilet Soaps, Combs . and
Brushes of all kinds for sale
hy OWEX & MOORE.
Burnett's Flayoring ; Extracts.
BEEF . TOHGUES.
Are daily adding new sup
plies to their large and
well assorted stock of
Staple and Fancy
Would call your
attention J to hin
new spring S to clx
of Boots & Shoes.
just in store. Tbe
ery grade is very
new stories in
and Gents' Un
Goods sold at the
cash prices. -
Please call and
examine them at
IVTo. 23 Franklin
W. M. POLLOCK.
which they sell as low as they PQLL0CK & JOHNSON,
can be bought anywhere
in the South or West.
S?hcy, invite ?es-
to their ' very
large Stock of the
Best Brands of
ty Whisky, Old
Brandy and Pure
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
(Office Up Stairs)
CORKKR mSKUS AST) FIRST 8T8.,
Fire and Marine Insurance. The best
and cheapeat Life Insurance in the United
OLD AND RELIABLE
New York Life Ins. Co..
no new-fangled, untried, or experimental
company, but one time tried ana tested
and ever found worthy.- Undoubted in
demnity at the
THE PATBOXS OF HUSBaXDBT.
The following article, giving the
origin andv progress of the Order of
Husbandry, which is taken from the
St Louis Republican, will be read with
interest by our agricultural friends at
this time: : . .
The rapid increase in numbers, and
tne increasing prominence and influ
ence of the order of Patrons of Hus
bandry have excited no little interest
in the history of the origin and pro
gress of that influential organization,
as given by the St. Louis Republican.
The idea was originally borrowed from
an association which has existed for
many years in a community of Scotch
farmers in North Carolina. This
Scotch Bociery seems to have had for
its object the purchase of all needed
supplies from first hands. ' and at
wholesale rates, and the cultivation of
oi more intimate social relations
among its members. It was really
nothing more than a 'secret co-opera
tive, industrial and literary associa
tion. The numbers composing it were
few and in its influence small. Indeed,
the fact that such a society had an ex
istence was not known bevond. the
limits of the community affected by
its institutions. It was not unti
the spring of 1S60 that the Order of
Patrons of Husbandry became known
to the Deonle of the West. Durioe
tne preceding wmterK Mr. H. tr. Kel
ly, ot Itasca, ".Minnesota, and severa
other leading agriculturists of the
West, happening to be in Washington
had frequent interviews in relation to
the interests of the farming popula
tion of the great West. It was about
that period that the character and
workings of the Scotch society of
North Carolina became known to them
The idea was seized upon, elaborated
and matured to adapt it to tne more
general purposes of a national Order
In the beginning of 1S68, the order
was introduced in the west by the or
ganization of a grange at Itasca, Min
nesota. In a ' snort time another
grange was organized in Jasper coun
ty lowa ; a tntrd grange soon came
into existence at Waukon, Almakee
cou&ty, ib the same otate. b rom the
year 1SG8 the order made little pro
gress until the past twelve months. A
few granges were organized in Iowa.
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, but
up to the beginning of the vear 1872 it
is estimated. thacjthe whole number ot
members in-the four States named did
not exceed seventy-five thousand. It
is claimed that in the same States now
tlere are at least four hundred and fifty
It may be interesting to the readers
of the Republican to know something
about the internal organization ot
this, now., influential order. As be
fore stated the Order of Patrons of
Husbandry is a secret society, no one
except members being allowed to cross
the threshold ot their grange nans.
Women as well as men are admitted
to the highest degrees in the subordi
nate granges. .Ueyond the tourth de
gree' it does not' appear that females
are -admitted. .JuemDers aamittea to
the first degree are known respectively
as Laborer and .Maid t.m the second
degree as Cultivator and Sheperdess:
in tlie third degree' Harvester and
Gleaner, and in the fourth degree Hus
bandman and Matron.
- For the Chronicle.
Something About his Life and Works.
ADDBESSOF THOS. B. KIRBY PEES-
LDEXT OF THE TEXXESSEE
LOWEST KJrOWJf RATES C0XS1SIEXT
Be not deceived and misled. The best is the
cheapest. . If yoa wish to insure your life,
choose a company of age, experience and
ability, and you will select the "Old Relia
ble" New York Life.
Will alve our attention to me nnying.
j Belling and renting ot real estate, '-
March lo, i&-u. .
J. J. HAMLETT.
H. P. DORRIS.
HAMLETT & DORMS,
O O 3XT
PURE CREAM TARTAR.
PURE BI-CARB. SODA.
Pure Spleen, oFall kinds
norsford' Bread Preparation,
PURE CATAWBA WINE
Pure Cider Yinegar.
Old SourMash Whiadcy.
Old Peach and Apple Brandy.
Old French Brandy.
300 Bus. Clover Seed-
Orchard and Herds Grass Seeds.
BLUE GRASS SEED.
With all other goods to make a complete
. J. J. CBUSMAN,
Flat and Franklin Streets.
Jan. 4. TC-tf.
IX THIS MARKET, FOR
The fifth degrees seems to be con
ferred only in the State granges, and
upon men only. Those who have been
admitted to this degree are called mem
bers of the Pomona, or Hope grange,
composed only of masters and past
ters of subordinate granges. The sixth
desree is conferred only on members
of the council of the national grange.
This council is composed of masters
and past-masters of the state granges.
The council meets once in every year.
The seventh is the highest degree to
which any patron can attain. It is
conferred onlv on members of the na
tional senate, which is composed of
the council who have served one year
.it mi 1.1 . ii.'
in that Doay. j.ne emuiem vi una
degree is Ceref. The functions ot the
council and senate are similar to those
of representatives and senators in leg-
StOTeS, Tinware, CaSting3, tive authority in the order is lodged in
the master ot the national grange ; but
each subordinate grange has its own
master, overseer, lecturer, steward, assistant-steward,
secretary, gate-keeper, teres, l'omona,
Flora andlady assistant-steward. Of
ficers in subordinate granges are elect
ed to serve for one" year, in State
ranges two, and in the national grange
ive years. Subordinate granges, by
the rules, must meet at least once m
every month, State granges once a year,
and the national grange once in every
every two years. y .
The order seems to be intended to
exercise a moral supervision over us
members, and prflviues for the care of
such as may r be unfortunate. The
social character of the order is made
n,Aminflnf Vint Via motoric! interests
SETTLE & SON Acr'tS of :the cla8's exclasively represented in
Ma r mvi. g gecret conclaves are, it is said most
assiduously guarded. It will be seeu
from the particulars given above that
this order is very compactly organized,
and, when taken. in connection with
its vast increase in numbers, its gener
al diffusion over the whole country, and
' 1 " ' r i HAWIH .nil Ytnv-
COUIltry ITOCIUCO uenerallV pose, its existence constitutes a moat
IUIC1C3UUN DIUUI . . .p, ... . ....
as well as the publicist. The moral
Grates, and ITonse Far
Every description of Tinware
made up to good style.
R00m 6 and GrTTEEIXG promptly
H. P. DORRIS will superintend the
Feb. 1. 1873-tf
And Dealers In
particularly suited to those
who want a pure article
for medicinal or oth
Orders promptly attended to
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Walter UcComb & Co.
Marco 22, 1873-tf
FRANTL12V HALL BUILDING,
We keep every variety of
wh.ich we offer at the lowest market rates.
Country Produce of all kinds, Ponltry,
Etcps, Butter, etc., for which we will ex
change Groceries or pay crkIi.
WearedellverinrSt. Bernard Coal, with
in the limits of the city, for 18 cents per
bushel. Pittsburg Coal, for 30 cents per
bushel. Terms cajh.
r . i . unAi.r.1 a inu.
Just Received. A car load of
Jackson Wagons, f 110 rash will buy
BROCKMAN & BBLNGHURST.
and intellectual welfare of its mem
bers, though strictly attended to, does
not reveal the broader and deeper sig
nificance of the existence of the or
ganization. Already, in many locali
ties, has the occupation oi me. agents,
or "middlemen," who deal in manufac
tured wares consumed by farmers, be
come obsolete. The granges have ap
pointed middlemen ot their own,
through whom an interchange of pro
ducts is effected at the minimum cost.
In some places they have purchased
or leased grain- elevators. At other
places they employed forwarding agents
of their own order. In Iowa they have
already built an agricultural implement
manufactory of extensive capacity.
Thus far they claim that these enter
prises have proved profitable to them
in the great reduction in the expense
of doing business and lessened cost of
manufactured implements. But what
is most significant of this movement is
the rapid advance it has made. In
Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and
especially in Georgia, the people are
organizing granges with the same avid-,
ity which characterizes the progress
of the order in the northwest
' Swedenborg was born at Stockholm,
Sweden, January 29, 168S. Hia early
life wasremarkable for piety and learn
ing. In 1709 he took, his degree of
Doctor of Philosophy, In 1710he be
gan hi3 travels through Europe and
continued them about five , years, in
England, France and Holland, study
ing mathematics, philosophy, astrono
my and mechanics. Iu 1716, at the age
of 29, Charles thtfXII, King of Swe
den, appointed him general assessessor
over all the mines and metallic works
of the nation. . i "
He published a great number of phil
osophical and "scientific works up to
1745, when he began to center his great
learning on theology. . As a natural
theologian, Swedenborg thus far stands
unrivaled. He "looked through na
ture, up to nature's God I"
We now pass on to another man and
author, to theaeer and theologian. At
56 years of age (1745), he says, "he was
called to a holy office by the Lord, Who
opened his sight fo view the spiritual
world, and granted him the privilege of
conversing with spirits and angels.'V-
He now resigned his office of assessor
and girded himself to works of his new
commission, which was o develop
truths of which the religious world had
never dreamed, and his unfolding of
God's word, of heaven and hell, are as
far in advance of the commonly re
ceived opinions of professed christians,
as theirs are in advance of Judaism, of
which his religious works contain
abundance of internal and external
evidence. Swedenborg says, no one is
bound to receive his writings on his ?0SjJ
unu tjjte uucii, vt say so; Dut examine
and decide according to reason and in
The following arethe Rules of Life
which he laid down for his own guid-.
1. Often to read and meditate on
the Word of the Lord. 2. To submit
everything to the will of Divine Prov
idence. 3. To observe, in ' erything,
a propriety of behavior,' and always to
keep the conscience clear. 4. To dis
charge, with fidelity, the functions of
his employment and the duties of his
office, and to render himself in all
things useful to society."
His scientific and ' philosophical
j i i .... .
woras are equal to tnirty common oc
tavo volumes and his theological works
to as many more ; making in all sixty
octavo volumes, embracing every sub
ject of thought and feeling of which it
is possible for any one to conceive.
Probably about three-fourths of his
works are published in English, and
can be had in this country. It is a re
markable fact, that in his theological
works he never so much as. mentions
one of his previously written works.
EXTBACT FEOM 8WEDENBOBO. .
"There are five classes of those" who
rea'd my writings. The first reject them
entirely, because they are in another
persuasion, or because they are in no
faith.' The second receive them as sci
entifics, or as objeetaof mere curiosity.
The third receive them intellectually,
and are in some measure pleased with
them, but whenever they require an ap
plication to regulate their lives, they
remain where they were before. The
fourth receive them in a persuasive
manner, and are thereby led, in a cer
tain degree, to amend their lives and
perform uses. The fifth receive them
with delight, and confirm them in their
A Sardine Story.
In one of the cities of New Hamp
shire, some years since, a man named
H was elected mayor, and very im
portant he thought his position. Dur
ing his term of office a fire company
sent word that they should visit his
city and continue several days. The
mayor called a meeting of the city
council to see what should be done to
ward entertaining them. He wanted
to show the hospitality of the city in
its most munificent form,-and proposed
that a collation should be given to the
And what, asked one of the alder
men, "do you propose to put on the ta
ble for the collation ? "
'We'll give them," said his- honor
in reply, "hot coffee and sardines."
One of the council thought that sar
dines and, coffee were hardly up to the
mark for hungry firemen. ''
I know better, cried the mayor in
angry tone. 'Sardines are hearty and
will be just what the men need."
Perhaps, said an alderman, his
honor does not know what sardines
The mayor sprang to his feet, angry
"I know, ' he shouted, "what sar
dines are as well as you do, or any
member of the board. I've eaten
enough ot them in my lite. Ihey are
easily prepared. Just take two pieces
of bread and put a piece of ham be
tween them, and then your sardine is
His honor sat down amid a roar of
How to Water HpRSEs-One
writer says, never water immediately
before or after feeding. 1 say that if a
horse is thirsty always give him drink
and he will thank you for it. I have
often seen horses put in the stable at
noon for an hour or two, and eat a
pound of hay or grain, but looking
wistfully for water, and then their care
ful owner, who would not let them have
water when warm, will come to give
enough to kill, and drive the remainder
ot the day on two buckets ot water
and no feed. Ten chances to one his
hore irives out with him or gets sick
before night. Now, I say, give the
orse water if he is ever so warm, give
him a swallow, rinse out his mouth
and aostrils, give him- bite of hay, in
a short time a little more water, but
not too much.
If he is watered several times, a lit
eata time, until he is satisfied, he
will not drink more than half what he
would if ynu let him gulp it down all
at once. Vor. Iribunt.
We give below the address of Thos.
B. Kirby, of the Chattanooga Times,
delivered before the Press Associa
tiou, at Lebanon, on the 8th inst. :
The elements of success in publish
ing a newspaper are few and
simple, and yet not 'many men
have ever comprehended them, while
of these a still smaller number have
been able to keep them constantly in
The first and most important ele
ment is news. The daily morning pa
per should be a complete photograph
of yesterday. The weekly paper
should be a photograph of the week,
showing each event in its proper per
spective and relations to others. 1 he
successful metropolitan papers, the
London Times, New York Herald,
Cincinnati Commercial, and others,
whose names readily suggest them
selve3, are daily photographs of the
world. Successful papers iu smaller
cities and country towns are success
ful only in so far as they photograph
the daily and weekly events of their
And by this I 'mean not only that
they faithfully record actual occur
rences, but that they represent thetone
of public sentiment In the effort to
Csp this element of Buccess, however,
ks the greatest danger of failure.
Popularentiment is not always right,
and when a community recovers from
a temporary delusion it is apt to in
flict a vicarious punishment upon a
newspaper which follows it in the
wrong, instead of judiciously striving
to set it right. Only experience can
teach how to avoid such error, and
that experience is costly.
To the successful we ' must have an
absorbing love for our work, and de
votion to our profession. Law is not
half so jealous a mistress as journal
ism, and those of us who have given
hostages to fortune can testify how
it is to reconcile our chosen
work with our domestic duties.
Nor have we the stimulus of person
al fame which inspires the successful
advocate with such fervor. In jour
nalism most truly the "individual
withers, but the world is more and
more." Outside the ranks of the tro-'
fession who knows, or even cares to
know, the name of .the unknown man
ager of the New York Herald or the
London Times. The paper is all
in all. The individual is nothing,
Horace Greeley id dead, but the Tri
bune is no less a power in the land.
Bennett is dead, but the Herald is still
the greatest newspaper of the world
Generations of alters have lived
and died, but the London Times is
still the thunderer. and its unknown
editor yet-wields a power before which
When we seek personal fame we de
stroy in our journals their power for
good. When we are felt to represent
the people, we can create , or mould
public sentiment for the pablio wel
fare. When the pesonality f the ed
itor is obtruded, the paper utters only
the sentiment of an individual, and not
the voice of the people.
Like the coral insects, we work deep
below the surface, building up the
foundations for glorious structures in
the future. Like them, we and our
works perish if drawn from our
chosen obscurity and exposed to the
bright sunlight of publicity.
We have but one permitted pleas
ure the sense of power and yet the
moment that we boast of this power,
it vanishes, because it is hot ours, but
is ot tne people whom we serve.
There are other essentials of suc
cess. So long as sordid type-founders
and paper-makers and hungry print
ers persist in demanding filthy lucre
for their wares and services, and until
we ourselves can solve the problem of
living witnout eating, and society shall
aispense witn tne necessity tor cloth
ing, no newspaper, however ably edit
ed, can succeed until its receipts shall
equal and exceed its outlay.
Indeed, I fear that too much elo
quence has been devoted to magnify'
ingtne sentimental aspect ot our pro
fession, and too little work has been
done in protecting our business inter
ests. It is less important to glorify to
office or the press as a great moral en
gine tnan to vindicate its nonor as a
legitimate business pursuit For much
of the popular misconception on this
point we are ourselves responsible.
We did well at our last meeting to
abolish the excursion system. The
greatest drawback to our business suc
cess is the popular- belief fostered by
these excursions that an editor is a
kind of pauper, dependent upon the
charities of the community, who ex
pects to be " dead-headed.1- every
where. We can never occupy our
proper position until we pay for what
we get and compel those whom we
benefit to pay for our services.
Our editorial utterances should be
unpurchaseable. They should repre
sent the noblest sentiments of a free
people jealous of their liberties.
Every time that an editor publishes
an "item" about the poverty of print
ers, the delinquency of subscribers;
or appeals to the public for support in
any manner other than would be con
sidered legitimate in one of his mer
cantile advertisers, he degrades the
profession and contributes to his own
It is certainly time that the Press, of
all prolessions, stopped pleading the
baby act." If a man cannot conquer
success, let him waste no time in whin
ing, but either gracefully surrenderor
try again. The public has no spmpa
thy for unsuccessful -men, and the
surest way not to get their support is
to let them think that they cannot
thrive without our assistance. To
plead poverty and beg for sympathy is
simply to admit that we can do the
public no good and thus insure our
Power and wealth crown the successful-journalist,
and above all the
consciousness of having done good for
mankind. Success is worth trying for,
but is only grasped by those whom no
difficulties can discourage and no fail
ures can daunt.
STATE PRESS C05TT5TI0X.
From the Memphis Ledger. .
The State Press Convention meets at
Lebanon on the 8th inst, and from
present indications will be largely at
tended by editors and proprietors of
the daily and weekly papers. Thus
fur these meetings in our State have
not been so fullv attended as the im
portant objects in view would have
suggested, nor can weointto tangible
results of conseauence. But the mem
bers of the Association and others
have been led to.see that their union
and annual gatherings may be. made
mutually beneficial in a business way
a well as sociallv a rare Pleasure
The address of Gen. Jones delivered
at the last regular meeting, was pub
lished in whole or in part ot nearly
every paper in the State, and as it con
tained so much valuable information.
sound sense and business wisdom, it
must have given the public, as well as
the members of the profession of jour
nalism. an increased degree of respect
for its dignity, power and capacity for
usefulness. Bv concert of action and
a determined effort the business of ed
iting and publishing newspapers can be
made more profitable and be utilized
to higher ends or material and moral
success. The abuse which creep into
the press from within and from without
can be corrected, and its true and high
mission executed without fear; favor or
affection. We trust that some steps
will be taken to draw a broad line of
distinction between the quasi or orna
mental members of the press and train
ed journalists, who consciously do
their duty, without the hope of subsidy
or gratuity, from any source, ouch a
distinction often as essential as be
tween a lawyer and shvster. for the
public often mate a sad discrimination.
because thrown so little in personal
contact with journalists, and having
but limited opportunities for forming
judgment Another important result
can be accomplished in due tnie if
the press of the btate will make the is
sue, and this we have urged with some
zeal heretofore: and that is, to secure
the repeal of the present unjust law.
only allowing one-half or one-third
prices for legal notices. The limit
should be removed absolutely, and the
papers allowed to charge regular rates
for all pnblic work. There is no jus
tice or reason in reauirinsr a nrinter to
work for nearly nothing. The wrong
has been perpetuated for nearly two
generations, simply because the papers
have submitted to it it every paper
in the State will exact a pledge from
the next candidatesfor the Legislature
tuic jui u icifcai va lug iJicKUii law,
leaving the common rates of business
to regulate the question hereafter, it
will be done. The papers make and
unmake legislators, and often out of
very light material, and while they
should discard the cheap favors ten
dered often like a pittance of charity,
to secure the support of men, measures
It seems that our sister State, ' Ten
nessee, is making such efforts in behalf .
of the so-called Centennial Celebration
and Exposition of 1876, as meet the
approval of our Philadelphia breth
ren. There has been a good deal of -talk
about this affair, which lockj to ,
us like a big advertisement and specu
lation for the City of Brotherly Love,
but we have yet to see that any exten-"
s ive preparations are being made in
Virginia in connection therewith,
All the sentiment about fraternal
feeling and reconciliation resulting
therefrom, is the merest bosh which
can hardly deceive anybody.
An era of good feeling can best be
restored by the press of the North and
their public men. Let them speak of
us kindly and manifest such a confi
dence in our good faith as will make
that good feeling rest upou a more
solid Dasis than the excitement and
contribution of our-money as such an
exhibition can secure. Let their pub
lic men stop writing magazine articles
calling our fellow citizens, who rep
resented us in the late war, traitors
and conspirators. If the past is to be
forgotten, some of the forgt'tfulnesa
must be manifested as well bv the
North as by the South. It takes two
parties to make a bargain, and to en
force it, both parties must comply with
its stipulations. Abingdon irgin-
The census statistics on disease
how that out of the 4&12G3 deaths in
1800, 69,896 were from consumption.
There are comparatively few sections
of the country that are free from the
disease, A few counties in Wejt
Virginia, the Florida peninsular, and a
portion of Georgia exhibit a freedom
from it, or rather from cases origina
ting there. - There is also a small sec
tion of country in Central New York
that is well-nigh free from it Min
nesota and California, with the excep
tion of a strip of country north and
south of the Sacramento and around
San Francisco, can be put down as
well-nigh exempt from this terrible
scourge, but there are no other sec
tions of the country where the disease
does not figure very prominently in the
mortality list New England appears
to be dreaded by consumptives, the
deaths in this section being one in tea
of those from all.
Prospects of a Large Sugar Crop.
A Louisiana exchange, in an article
upon the coming sugar crop of thai
section, remarks: "At the present
time the plant cane is up in every field
of this parish, and it is seldom a plant
er is heard to complain of not having
as good a stand as he could wish, and
never since the memorable season of
1853 have the crops promised so well.
The.lon? rains, it was feared, had in-
and corporations, thev should assert jured the seeds in mats and win rows.
and demand their right to full pay for But the contrary has proven the case
lull worK. IMl Ilia l ue tue motto OI wuu fiamiug m iuu (niisii, iou iue
the Tennessee press at the next elec
tion, and in less than in two years the
benefits ot such a policy will begin to
be realized. The Ledger hopes to
have a representative at .Lebanon in
in full harmony with the main object
of the convention, but these sugges
tions are thrown out in advance for
the consideration of our editorial
number ot acres or plant cane are
greater this year than any time since
the war closed. Such are our crop
prospects at this early day, and we
think we hazard nothing in saying we
believe a prosperous season ia ahead of
Tit for Tat The Xodocs.
The San Francisco Chronicle of the
20th ult, relates a brutal act oftreach-
ery and assasi nation practiced upon
the Modocsby Ben Wright and his
company, twenty-one years ago, near
the spot where General Canby so re
cently became the victim of a like
shameful treachery, Ben Wright and
his .men called the iuodoca into a
friendly council of peace, and in the
midst of it. Wright drew his pistol
and shot the nearest Indian to him.
This was the signal that had been
agreed upon by Wright and his men,
who following the example of their
leader, shot down seventeen Indians
on the spot making eighteen in all
Some of the Modocs d id not come to
the council, but remained under cover
close by. These made their ecsape.
but not before they sent a shower of
arrows at Wright's company, two of
which took effect seriously wounding
two of the enemy. 1 he dead JModocs
were scalped, and the bloody trophies
brought to Yreka, where Wright .and
his men were feasted and honored as
heroes. After this Wright was ap
pointed Indian agent and tine night
he was assassinated by a Modoc chief,
in his cabin, near the mouth of Rogue
river, fcuch is a piece of unwriten
history, according to the Chronicle, of
one ot the most infamous and disgrace
ful ' acts ever committed. At that
time the present Modocs were children
Capt Jack was nine yean old. John
Schonchin was nineteen, Boston Char
ley was an infant of about a year old.
and Hooker Jim about the same age
Tnis ia one of the stories revived
upon George Francis Train since hU
voluntary incarceration in the New
York Bastile, as he is fond of calling
the noisome Tombs : Train attended
last year the Jockey Club races at Je
rome Park, and laid wagers during
the whole week on the wrong horses.
Attheeioseof the last day, having
had his usual ill luck, he exclaimed in
a loud tone of voice : "1 11 bet $100
that I'm the greatest fool, of the native
born specimens, that this republic can
show to-day : An entire stranger,
only a few feet off, drew forth his pock
et-book, and said: "I don't know who
yuu are, but 1 11 cover yourpile, unless
you should happen to be George Fran
Read the following paragraph, front
the Boston Globe, in regard to manu
Missouri, Kentucky and Tennes
see can make iron cheaper than
Pennsyvania, and are doing it this day ;
the Southern cotton factories are earn
ing twenty-five per cent dividends
by making cheaper and heavier
cloth than the Rhode Island mills
make: and in the manufacture of wood.
there is no State in New England that
possesses equal advantages with the
West and Southwest The Southwest
is develoDinar manufactures with sur
prising rapidity, and in a few years it
will have a home market for a large
6hare of its surplus products."
Daniel Webster penned the fol
lowing beautiful sentiment :
If we work upon marble, it will
Jt ;a l,n;t certain that h .tnrtr f perish ; it we work upon brass, time
eachery, told these chil- enectsit; u we rear tempi
dren and youths by their fathers.
uncles and kindred, nourished their
hate of the whites, and prompted the
massacre of Gen. Canby. hen this
bit of American history shall be gen
erally known, we doubt not there will
be a modification of the feeling now so
prevalent, to exterminate these Indians.
A Good Retort. "If you had
avoided rum," said a wealthy, though
not an intelligent, grocer to his neigh
bor, "your early habits, industry, and
intellectual abfhtie would now have,
permitted you to rule in your carriage."
And it you had never sold rum lor
rre to buv. repnea me Daccuanai,
"you would have been my driver."
A St. Paul paper notes that all the
dvertiseroents for Indian supplies call
for just twice as many barrels of best
brown soan as of plugs of tobacco, and
wonders what the Indians can do with
so much soap..
A Nashville founder paid $59.27 per
ton for iron a day or two since when it
ought to be obtained here at I Si per
ton, if we had blast furnaces.
A good many editors and we notice
they are generally the ones who are
guilty of the most unblushing thievery
a re eternally sneering at those members
of the editorial staff whose business it
is to make cullings from exchanges.
These would-be critics convict them
selves of dishonesty or stupidity. They
either know nothing of the highest
functions of the editorial profession,
or are dishonest enough to sneer at it
for the sake of a little cheap wit ' '
The newspaper man who uses his
scissors judiciously, culling such mat
ter from his exchanges as will please,
amuse and instruct his patrons, is like
ly to be possessed of the highest ele
ments of the critical, discriminating
intellect. lie is certain to be a fine
judge of human nature, and to thor
oughly understand the bent and the
peculiar mental tastes of the multitude
wJo patronize his sheet And the
chances are that he can write a better
leader than the conceited fools who
sneer at his vocation. For, as we have
hinted, a first rate clipper, the editor
who knows how to turn to the best ac
count the thoughts of his cotempora
ries, is of necessity, no mean critic:
and a good critic is always a good
writer. We would like if this twaddle
about scissors might cease; but we
suppose so long as the profession is
afflicted with pretenders whose brains
are destitute of any other material for
a joke save this thrice worn out clap
trap, we must put up with it Chatta-
Kiss Me, Mamma.
" Kiss me, mamma, before I go to
sleep." How simple a boon, yet how
soothing to the little supplicant is that
soft gentle kiss. The little head sinks
contentedly on the pillow, for all is
peace and happiness within. The
bright eyes close, and the rosy lip is
reveling in the bright sunny dreams of
innocence. ies kiss it mamma, for
that night kiss will linger in memory
when the giver lies motdering in the
grave. The memory of a gentle, lov
ing mother's kiss haa cheered many a
lonely wanderer's, pilgrimage, and
has been the beacon light to illuminate
his desolate heart ; for remember, life
has many a stormy billow to cross,
many a rugged path to climb, with
thorns to pierce, and we know not
what is in store for the little one
so sweetly slumbering, wfch no mar
ring care to disturb its peaceful dreams.
The parched and fevered lip will be
come dewy as recollection bears to the
sufferer's couch a mother's love 4
mother's kiss. Then kiss your little
... . , .i t
ones, kind motner, ere tney sieep,
there is a magic power in that kiss
which will endure to the end of life.
How to Begin a Newspaper Letter.
A great many people are apt to hit
upon happy ideas in society, and when
they go home they write them out for
rnblication:and most of these good
folks know how hard it is to begin an
article satisfactorily. A word to them:
commence with your very finest writ
ing and most beautifully-rounded
sentences. Introduce your subject in
the most elaborate style, be poetical,
rhetorical, didactic, as your mood may
be, and when you think- fit gradually
drop into the discussion of the subject-matter.
When the article is fin
ished, begin at the opening sentence,
and read it until you find yoa have
commenced to say something to the
point Stop at this place; strikeout
everything before it nd let your ar
ticle begin just there. You will then
probably find that it opens well, and
that by collecting all your labored
composition in one place where it can
be be readily stricken out you will have
saved yourself all the trouble that
would have been necessary had it bees
scattered through the article.
Among the vestrymen of St Laiarua
Church. Memphis, elected recently,
were Jefferson Davis and Gideon J.
es, they will
crumble into dust ; if we work upon
immortal minds.-r-if we imbue them
with principles, with the just fear of
God and love t f our fellow men we
engrave on those tablets something
which will brigaten for eternity."
Journalism is fast - extending
throughout J a pan; a new paper making
its appearance most every week. Con
victed criminals who are hired out to
work are encouraged to buy newspa
pers and books with the earnings they
obtain, to read on Sundays, which is
now a day of rest to them.
A Jackso.h, Miss., letter to the New
Orleans Picayune says; "The whole
Legislature, that is. a maionty. could
be bought we are told, for about $5,-
000 sometimes $l.(KH)t prices 0f in
dividual members ranging from twenty-
five to one hundred dollars, sen
ators are worth from one hundred to
two hundred and fifty.'
Speaking of the cotton crop thia
season. Southern papers say that the
money paid for it in its raw state will
not tW short of $m00,0l)0. Of this
sum about $35,000,0)10 will have gone
to speculators and first purchasers,
leaving $".$,000,000 to the producers.
The witty "local" of the Augusta
Chronicle gives the following, which
may be beneficial to the subscribers of
other papers : "Delinquent subscri
bers should not permit their daughters
to wear thia paper for a bustle. There
being so much dim on it, there is dan
ger of taking a cold."
Dt'RiNO the interval between the har
vest of 1372 and 1873 it ix estimated by
competent authority that England
must pay out $173,000,000 to foreign
countries for wheat alone, and about
$50,000,000 more fur cor a and other
The Supreme Court of the United
States decides that a person commit
ting suicide does not vitiate a life in
surance policy, the Court holding that
the facts show the reason of the sui
cide to be bo impaired that the act waa
not voluntary or intelligent
The London Times ia printed on a
press newly invented, called the "Wal
ter," supposed to be by far the swiftest
working press in the world. It is
a self-feeder, and delivers the sheet)
printed on both sides and folded ready
for mailing at the rate of 12,000 per
John E. Hatcher, Esq., haa resumed
his old place as the witty paragrapher
of the Louisville Courier-JournaL
There is one bell in Europe that cost
three hundred thousand dollars.