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VOL. 43. NO 32.
CLARKSVILLE, TENN., SATURDAY, JUNE 51, 1873.
WHOLE NO. 2,267..
BYERS keeps a complete
tock of Drugs, Patent Med
icines, Paints, Notions, Blank
Books and Stationery, and is
prepared to sell low at retai
W. II. TUKXL.KY. W. J. KLY
W. DM E1U WETH ER, Jr.
TURNLEY, -ELY k CO.
General Commission Merchants,
CLUtKSYILLE. - - - TEXN.
Advances made on Tobacco In Store.
We have secured the services of Col.W,
F. Young, the well-known auctioner,
ill all mir TulmVrt frtl 11K.
We have erected a shed In New Provi
dence, opposite the store of Messni. MeUan
lel A Harliee, where we will receive tobacco
and drav it to our wart'liouiie free of charge
f.;r those persons wno uo noi wn w uu
A i-iniruviiiu niMiini. McTlAnfel & Bar
bee will receive, weigh and receipt for To-
liaeco dell verea ai our oeu in new
1 71 -tf.
w. A. OITAU1.ES. w. m. uanikx.
U. X. ftCABLES.
Quarlesp Daniel .& QuarleSj
Attorneys at Law,
Wlll'pructice In the Courts of Montgom
ery ami adjoining counties.
April 27, lS72-lf -
XOND B. LUKTOK.
OH AS. W. TYLER.
LURTON & TYLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice in the court of Montgom
ery and adjoining counties
June 1j, T.-tf.
JAMES W. RICE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will attend the courts of Montgomery.
Stewart and Houston counties.
. Ofllre on strawberry Alley.
Jan. 4, 1873-ly
BARKER &. COURTS,
Franklin Kt., Sign of Sugar Hogshead,
KICH'B ANDERSON. BBISOHtKST.
AXDERSON & BRIXGIIURST.
COAL, EAY, GEAIN, BEAN, ETC.,
Vta . :ct. lS71-ly
T. D. SCOTT, -
This house Is complete In all ; "Pi1:
inent. and the tulilesupplled wall t he bent
themurket affords, at reasonable rat..
Is Always on
JOHN MANNINU has discovered that
rouutry nee.!.-.! a specific in h
H,,ie of the Heason. served up in Ku
Slyle on ten minutes notice, and as the
canvaw.for the Presidency has np w fairly
opened, he keeps constantly on
,-h.dccKt Wines. Liquors pure "P
Ilavanua Cigurs and Cincinnati Lager
i;r?!o nerve all candidates on to victory.
lU-slAurunl and Saloon open night and
day. where the most fastidious may be
more than pleased.
Keh. 8, lSTU-lim
Itotliw Oltl Stiloon)
Having purchased the popular
Saloon, Restaurant and Bil
Formerly owned byti. A, Roth, has had
the establishment newly painted ami re
titled, and Is now opeu to the public,
where all are Invited to enjoy the best of
Wines, LI(Oor, Cigars,
and other refreshments. Everything kept
neat and orderly.
Aug 10. TJ-lf
Hides, Furs, Wool, Ginseng, and all
kinds or Metal,
PuhUe Siioirr, CLARKSVILLE.
I am no candidate fur office, but will pay
rnsh for all unifies In my line. Come
along with them.
Kept. 2K, lS72-tf
The finest selection of im
ported Colognes, Hamlkcr
chiof Extracts, Hair Oils,
Toilet Soaps, Combs and
Brushes of all kinds for sale
liy OWEN & MOORE.
To oi r Feiexks. Having gone to
great excuse to give our readers a lar
ger and better paier, wc would ur
gently request all indebted to us, by
note or aced-t, to conic up, without
delay, and make iayuieut. We need
the money, aud lioje this modest ap
leal will uot pass unheeded.
Neblett & Grant.
JOHN MCNABB &. BRO.,
CLARKSVILLE, TEN X.
Curbing, metaling, grading, sinking cis
terns, or any work iu our hue promptly
attended to. We guarantee satislacliou
both in work and prices.
Feb. 2, W3-m
FOE French Tinted and Initial Pa
pers and latest style Envelopes, go to
J. J. GRUSMAN
Is now making large addi
tions to hia stock, and offers
inducements to the Trade,
EXTRA GOLDEN SYRUP
In kegs, half barrels and barrels.
NEW ' OMEAKS MOUSSES.
Crushed, Powdered and Granulated
New Orleans, Clarified aud Brown
NEW CAROLINA RICE.
Burnett's Flavoring Extracts,
G O 1ST
PURE CREAM TARTAR.
lTUE BI-CARB. SODA.
Pure Spice, ofnlllciiids
11 ors ford's Bread Preparation,
URE CATAWBA WINE
Pure Cider Yiuegar.
Oia HourMaKh Wliislcy.
Old Teach and Apple Brandy.
Old French IJi-aml-.
300 Bus. Clover Saed-
Orchard and Herds Grass Seeds.
IHVUE GKA8S SEED.
With all other goods to make a complete
J. J. CUUSMAN,
Find and Franklin Streets.
Are daily adding new sup
plies to their large and .
well assorted stock of
Staple and Fancy
whieh they sell as low as they
can be bought anywhere
in the South or West.
They invite es
to their very
large Stock of the
Best Brands of
ty Whisky, Old
Brandy and Pure
X THIS MARKET, FOR
particularly suited to those
who want a pure article
for medicinal or oth
Orders jromptly attended to
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Walter McComb & Co.
March 22, lS73-tf
Y. L. WILLIAMS,
Would call your
attention to his
new spring Stock
of Boots & Shoes.
iust in store. The
ery grade is very
Tie s, Collars,
and Gents7 Un
derwe a r. All
goods sold at the
Please call and
examine them at
Iffo. 23 Franklin
Street. APrn s-tf.
W. M. POLLOCK.
POLLOCK & JOHNSON,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
(Office Up Stairs)
CORNER FRANKLIN AND FIRST ST8.,
Fire and Marine Insurance. The best
and cheapest Life Insurance in the United
OLD AND RELIABLE
ieW LQIXk sUlIS iUSi WU.i
ho new-fangled, untried, or experimental
company, but one time tried anil tested
and ever iound worthy. Undoubted in
demnity at the
LOWEST O'OWX RATES f OXSISTEXT
Be not deceived and misled. The best is the
cheapest. If you wish to insure your life,
choose a company of age, experience and
ability, and you will select the "Old Relia
Die" new xoric i.ne.
Will eive our attention to the buying.
gelling ana renting oi real estate,
Marcn to. tj-ii.
J. J. HAMLETT.
H. P. DORIUS.
HAMLETT -& DORKS,
Grates, and House Far-,
Every description of Tiii"Wfii0
made up in good style.
K00F1XG and GUTTERING promptly
IH. P. DOBRIS will superintend the
Feb. 1. 1873-tf
SETTLE & SON, Ag'ts,
And Dealers in
ountry Produce Generally
FRAHTLIN HALL BUILDING,
We keep every variety of
which we oner at the lowest market rates.
Country Produce of all kinds. Poultry,
Fees. Butter, etc.. for whieh we will ex
change Groceries or pay rash.
Jan. 25, 72-tf.
COAL I coal:
We are delivering St. Bernard Coal, with
in the limits of the city, for IS cents per
bushel, fitisburg coal, for SO cents per
bushel. Terms cash.
F. P. GRACE Y & BKO.
CE CREAM AND SODA AVATER
We have opened our lee Cream Saloon
for the season, and are prepared to furnish
aiiy quantity that may be desired. .
We have on baud a larse and varied as
and everything in our line that can be
desiied. Call aud examine our stock.
is In full operation. Fresh Yeast, Bread,
and every variety of Cakes, fresh from the
oven every day. All orders promptly tilled.
LIGOItf (S ELY,
No. 33 Franklin Street,
May 17, "73-tfj.
i Blanks of ererj descrip
tion, for sale at tnls Ofllce.
Thi following touching poem, which we
And published in theShelbyvllle Commer
clal, refers to a member of the Rock Q .ty
Guards, who gave np his life In the cause
he espoused. This tribute to hia memc ry
Is appropriate and beautlfal :
O'er Malvern hills th' unclouded sun
Rose iciorious and briaht.
And brave hearts beut with hope that
. That ceased to beat that nitrht,
There are warriors marshalled on the
There are warriors on-the plain,
Who soon In dreadful strile will meet,
The victory to gain.
The cannon's sullen mar Is heard.
First herald of the fray.
As onward press the serried hosts
. In battle's dread array.
. X stood upon a distant hill,
: And heard the deadly rattle
: Of musketry, and witnessed ail
The horrors of a battle.
1 saw men fall, as fali the grain
Before the reaper's blade,
I saw the dead and wounded lay
In many a sunlit glade.
Now comes a column to the charge,
Led by the true and brave.
Undaunted on his flery steed
Ills flashing sword doth wave.
" Onward !'T he cries, " Charge, comrades,
Dislodge, th' insulting foe ;"
On, on they rush, the victory'swon.
But their gallant chief lies low.
They gather round his manly form.
And gaze with tearful eye.
Then bear him from that field of blood
With marry a heartfelt sigh. -Upon
his breast his comrades find
A tress of dark brown hair.
They gently placed it o'er his heart,
And kindly left it there.
A ring, the token of a vow,
That made thesoldier bleKt,
Was Vaken from his cold, cold hand,
As it lay across his breast.
It found Us way where sorrow dwelt
A true heart crushed in youthful bloom,
Forevermore to mourn.
They buried him among sweet flowers,
His grave with tears bedew.
Then to their bivouac fires return ;
'Twas all that they could do,
But now, he sleeps In " Olivet,"
Sweet " city of the dead,"
Beside the ones be loved in life.
By her who proudly led
His infant steps in pleasant paths.
Ana waicnea nis ripening y
As only mothers watch and
With hone, with joy. with fears.
No sculptured column marks the spot.
. No cassic dome doth tell
wno steeps wiicin the uuninie grave,
Or when the soldier fell.
But on a modest marble slab
Is told the simple story :
This is the end of all his fame.
Of all his dear bought glory.
Hleep, soldier, in thy narrow bed.
A warm neari mroos aoove itiee,
Until its pulses cease to beat.
Twill sorrow as it loved thee.
NashvUle, 1873. .
LETTER FROM ASHLAXD CITY.
Editors Cheoxicle : Rain, rain for
the last month or six weeks, seems to
have been the order of the day. " So
much has it been the case that the
farmers in our vicinity are thrown con
siderably behind with their crops.
Some are not done planting corn ; very
few done planting tobacco, and nearly
all in the weeds and grass. Perhaps
there will be a greater breadth or to
bacco planted this year than has ever
oeen Bet ueiore in mis euumy. ie
1 --iT-P ill. i H'
hear but little complaint of a scarcity
of plants and the great drawback has
hitherto been the unfavorable weather,
there having been so much rain as to
render it impossible to prepare the land
in some localities. The wheat crop is
larger than ever before in this county,
that is it covers a greater area, and con
sidering the very unfavorable winter,
the prospects are flattering for a fair
average yield, unless some disaster
should overtake it.
Since last February court, our jailer
has uot had a boarder until within the
past ten days, since which time he has
received four at the public charge.
Thos. Newland, charged with the
killing of Robert Rivers, last January,
voluntarily surrendered himself to the
sheriff, and owing to the charge (mur
der in the first degree), the sheriff
could not take bail, and of course the
party was committed. As we are in
formed, Newland would have long since
surrendered himself but for the fact
that he has been and is now in very
bad health, and knowing the offence
was not bailable, and that he could not
bear confinement, was suffered to r
main at home most of the time in bed,
every one leeiing assureu mat ne
would be on hand when wanted, as the
A "eemmen ob color," accused of
appropriating some of the goods and
chattels of another man and brother,
was arrested at Nashville and brought
down and lodged in jail to await trial
at the next court, which meets next
One Mr. Grant has more recently
been confined to the narrow limits of
Judge Clark's "ten of diamonds" hotel
on quite a heinous charge, whether
true or false remains to be seen. We
are not advised as to whether he is any
relation of the smoker who lives at the
end of Pennsylvania Avenue, but sup
pose he is not, as he has not hereto
fore been supplied with a soft place in
or around the government -crib, and as
his offense is not of that character that
seems to afflict public officials, we hope
for no assistance for him from that
quarter. If his crime was larceny, he
might have somo hopes; but alasl
Thomas Gardner, colored, was pro
vided with lodgings at the aforesaid
hotel to-day. Thomas stands charged
with going armed to the terror of the
good people of Cheatham county.
Judging from Tom's smiling face, he
never purposed harm against any one,
and wa3 doubtless carrying some old
pistol to the shop to be repaired, at the
request of a friend, when the clutches
of the law shut down on Tommie.
June 8, 1373.
A Tribute to the Marriage Tie.
It is stated a number of husbands on
the Atlantic, refused to leave their
wives and children-but preferred to
share death with them than seek safety
in attempts to escape. On this subject
the Daily Graphic ha j the following:
1 Never was a higher tribute paid to
the marriage state than was given by
tlie married men who were passengers
on the wrecked Atlantic. With few
exceptions they all perished, refusing
to desert tneir wives ana nuie ones.
Wives begged their husbands to seek
flight frouTthe sinking quarter-deck,
but they never stirreti. Iland clasped
in hand, husband, wile and child went
down together. In the supreme mo
ment of life wife and husband forgot
all past bickering, and lost fear of
death in the companionship of each
other. They reeked not ot the opin
ion of the world, while the waves
swept over them and the horror of
sudden destruction was imminent, but
wereimply irue to their instincts. One
such fact will outweight volumes ofar-
fument in favor of free love and easy
TnE Missouri editors at their late
convention formally resolved that a
man has the same right to walk into a
grocery store and order a barrel of su
gar or a sack of coffee, or into a law
office and demand a legal opinion rroni
its occnDation.or into an undertaker's
and request a coffin, without expecting
to pay for their respective wares or ser
vices, as into a newspaper office and
demand the use of its brains and mus
cle and type, without a thought of recompense.
One wintry afternoon in January,
away up in the bleak attic of a wretch
ed tenement house, a pale, sad eyed
woman sat sewing. The garment upon
which she was engaged was a very rich
dress. The twilight closed inraDidlv.
a blinding tall o'l snow, a bitter, wail
ing blast, that made the windows rat
tle in their easements. Still the pale
laced woman stitched on.
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jiomer, piped a slender voice
from the cot beneath the window
shall you get the fine dress done?
Uh, my. mother, I'm so hungry, if I
could only have some tea and a bit of
The mother worked on steadily for a
few moments, paused only to brush a
tear from her white chdek, then she
arose and shook out tie glimmering
fc4 Iff .
x is aone at last, she said; now
mother a little girl can have her supper,
only be patient a little longer, Flora.
Koss, Koss, where are you my boy!"
A manly little fellow come out from
the little bed-room beyond.
i ne arcss is aone, itoss, saia ins
mother, " and you must run home with
it as fast as ever you can. , Miss Gracia
will be out of patience, I know. Tell
her I couldn't finish it one moment
sooner, and ask her to give you the
money. . We must have it to-night.
And you can ston at Mr. Rav's as vou
come hack and buy some coal, and we
must nave some Dread and tea, and a
mite of butter, and you must get a
sausage, Ross, for poor little Flora."
I'll rat om all mnthor ha ao.sfl
and be back in no time. You shall
have a big sausage, little sis," he ad
ded. turning toward the cot.
The girl nodded her curly head, and
her great wistful eyes sparkled with de
"And you shall have half of it,
Ross, she piped, in her slender, bird
Hadn't you better nut on vour thick
jacket, my boy I continued his mother;
ine wina cuts uxe a kniie.
" Pshaw, little mother ; I don't mind
the wind. And away he went down
the creaking stairs, and out in the
storm. Miss Gracia Fontenay was in a
perfect furore of impatience and anger,
ller dear five hundred friends were as
sembled in the halls below, and the
handsome dress had not come home,
i .i . , .
n nat oia that beggar woman mean
by disappointing her? At that mo
ment there was a ring at the door, and
a voice in the hall.
" Please tell Miss Gracia my mother
could not nmsn it sooner ; she want s
the money to-night. The servant
took the handsome dress and messacre,
" I'll never give her another stitch
of work," cried the angry beauty; "I
ought to have had it three hours ago.
Ilere, Fanchon, and dress me at once.
there's not a moment to lose 1 No, I
can t pay to-night, I havn't time. lie
must call to-morrow."
" But, we've no fire and nothing to
eat, and my little sister is sick," called
the boy pushing up the grand stairway.
' Shut that door, Fancbon!" com
manded Miss Gracia. And the door
was closed in his face.
From the rjorch at the narlor window
Pansie watched the whole scene, her
violet eyes distended with childish
' Poor little boy," she sai'd, as Ross
disappeared down the stairway, "Sis
ter Gracie ought to pay him. It must
be dreadful to have no fire and noth
ing to eat
She stood for a moment, balancing
nerselt on the tip ot one. dainty toot,
her rosebud face grave aud reflective ;
then a sudden thought flooded her blue
ATPtf with annulling-- nn en i fV. i n .
something from the table, she started
down stairs. The servant had just
closed the street door, but she flutter
ed past him like a humming-bird and
On the steps sat Ross, brave little
fellow that he was. his face in his
hands, sobbing as if his heart would
"Wrhat's the matter, little bov?"
Koss looked up hall believing
that it was the lace ot an angel look
ing down upon him through the whirl
O, I cannot go home without the
money, he sobbed ; poor mother
worked hard ; and Flora is sick and
I'ansie s eyes glistened like stars
" Ilere," she said. " do you take this.
little boy, and buy her lot's o' nice
things. 'Tis worth a great deal : papa
bought it for my birthday present, but
do you take it and welcome.
She extended her dimpled hands.
and something like a shower of falling
stars tinkled to the boys feet, lie
caught it up in amaze a necklace of
emeralds lustrous, gleaming things,
set in tawnv Indian gold.
No. no." he cried, running ud to
where she stood, ' I can't take this
necklacke take it back."
But Pansie shook her curly head.
" You shall take it she commanded
imperiously. " I've lots of jewelry and
nnethiujrs run home now and buy
your sister something to eat.
She closed the door with a bang, and
Ross stood irresolute in the stormy
doom. Should he ring the bell and
return the jewels to Pansie's father, or
snouia ne ao as sne naa Did mm : lie
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thought of his mother and poor hungry
ittlerlora watching wistfully for his
return. He could not go back and see
thenistarve. With sudden feelings of
desperation, he thrust the glittering
necklace in his bosom and dashed down
the snowy street.
The gas-light blazed brilliantly in a
fashionable jewelry establishment and
its bland proprietor looked down in
quiringly n little Ross as he approach
ed the glittering counter.
ould you like to buy this, sir t
There was a tremor in the boy's
voice as he asked the question, and the
hand that held up the emerald neck
lace shook visibly. The lapidary took
the gems, examined them closely fora
moment, and then shot a sharp glance
at the child.
See here, he said presently his
voice stern and commanding, " I want
- i i - i i.:o'i
lO KUUW now juu taiuc vy mis i
The boys clear eyes fell, he blushed
and stammered, evidently embarrassed.
The jeweler put aside the emeralds,
and taking the lad's arm, led him into
a small ante-room.
You are a thief, sir he added.
"That necklace belongs to Mr. Fon
tenay he bought it of me not one
month ago. You stole it. You are a
The little fellow straightened him
self and his brown eyes blazed :
I am no thief, he retorted. A
kind little girl gave it to me, and I
know it was wrong tor me to' take it,
but but my mother and sister are
The jeweler hesitated.
" Y'ou don't look like a thief." he
said, but I will send for M. Fontenay,
that will settle the matter at once."
lie dispatched a messenger accord
ingly and Ross gat down in one corner,
and sobbed bitterly as he heard the
driving winds and thought of his moth
er and poor little Flora. In" half au
. I ontenay came, bringing his
daughter, little Pansie. with him. The"
little creature darted like a humming
bird, her cheeks ablaze, hereyes flash
ed like lightening.
He didn t steal my emeralds! she
cried. I gave 'em to him to sell 'em
and buy bread for his little sifter.
a wno uun w " " ' . " '"O
hard to keep back his tears. He put
out his little brown hand which Pansie
inftautly clasped in her chubby palms,
ut a. - il:Ar ' K . . , 1 A. I
1 Hill II 1 L a luici. cmi. uc cam at I
at. addressing Mr. fontenay: and
never stole anything in my life I know
it was wrong to take the necklace but
but, sir, my little sister is starving.
The merchant drew his hand across
" Y ou're a manly little fellow," he said,
patting the lad's head, " and and I do
not the least blame yod, but will take
Pansie'g emeralds, and she shall give
you something moreavaiiable. " Ilere
Pansie, give this to your little friend."
He put a gold piece into Pansie's
hands, which she tendered to ltoss,
with the injunction that he should run
straight home and buy lots of goodies
for his sister a command he was not
slow to obey.
" I think we will not lose sicht of
the little fellow, continued Mr. Fon
tenay, as Ross disappeared in the
stormy darkness, shall we, pet ? He's
a promising young lad and an honest
one, I'm sure, Mr. Lennox, you're in
need of an errand boy, why not try
him ? I wish you would."
mi i w-k i
i ue jeweler consented, to I'ansie s
great delight, and on the following
Ross w3 duly installed as an er
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rand boy, in the fashionable establish
Fifteen years after, one blustering
March morning, a young man sat be
hind the counter of a thrivingjewelry
establishment in one of the Northern
cities. He was a handsome man, a
scholar and traveler, a man of taste,
intellect and money, for he was junior
partner ia the firm, whioh was a pros
perous one. But despite all his good
fortune, Ross Dunbar was not happy.
His mother and his little Flora had
gone to their long home, and he was
utterly alone, without kith or kin in
ine wiae worm.
Sitting alone one morning with the
roar of the March wind in his ears his
thoughts were running back to the
days of hia boyhood, to his mother's
humble home. How vivid the past
seemed and how dear and sacred despite
its privaiions ana Borrow. Ilis eves
grew dim and his heart swelled. All
were gone over the wide waters nftim
A tender smile softened his sad face
as he recalled that stormy night when
he sat sobbing on the steps ot Mr.
Fountenay's mansion and little Pansie,
the remembrance of her sweet face, as
he saw it through the snow wreaths
that night, haunted him certainly. In
all the fifteen years never for one hour
had he forgotten her. But she was gone;
lost to him torever.
His revery was- broken by the en
trance of a customer, a lady closely
cloaked and veiled, fche approached
the counter with a jewel case in her
hand. . .
' Would you buy these?" she asked
simply, in a clear sweet voice that
stirred the young mau's heart as no
other woman's voice had power to do,
lie took the casket and unclosed it
and spread out its contents. A watch,
elegant and costly, a diamond ring, two
rubies and an emerald necklace. Ross
Dunbar barely suppresseda cry of sur
prise as his eyes teel upon it. lie turn
ed it over with eager, trembling fing
ers, and there on the clasp was the
name that lived in his heart tor so
many long years. " Little Pansie."
lou wish to sell them all. he
asked, striving to steady his voice and
the wild throbbing ot his heart
1 he lady hesitated an instant, then
she put out a slender hand and drw
the emeralds toward her.
I dislike to part with this, she
said; it was father's giit and but
no matter, take them all; 1 musthave
In her eagerness she had thrown
aside her veil, revealing a little face
lit by lustrious sapphire eyes. Ross
Dunbar stood silent a moment, every
nerve in his manly frame thrilling with
supreme delight. He had found her
at last, the one idol ot his lite.
I hey are very fine gems, he said
after a moment, " and I am . willing to
give you a fair price suppose we say
one thousand dollars, will that do?"
The girl flashed a dazzling glance ot
surprise from beneath her heavy veil.
So much as thatf she asked trem
ulously. " Y'ou are very kind, sir. O
you cannot know how much this money
will help me.
I he young man made a polite reply
and proceeded to put aside the jewels
to draw a check for the money. The
March winds were still blustering
without, and the girl shivered and
drew her wrapper closer as she started
Won t you let me run down to the
bank for you ?" said the jeweler catch
ing up his hat.
"You can play shop-lady the while;
it won't be but a minute or two."
;But I am troubling you so."
Not a bit ; just take this warm
seat, please, you 11 not be likely to
have any customers," And seating
her beside his desk, he took the check
and hurried out.
Pansie Fontenay threw back her
veil and leaned her head upon her
hand ; a puzzled reflective look upon
her sweet, sad face.
here have 1 seen that face she
asked herself over and over again. 44 It
is so familiar, who in the world can it
be?" His return broke in upon her
meditations, and after receiving her
money she hurried away to her hum
Ine lollowmg afternoon was even
more blustering and stormy; the wind
roared and the sleet beat and twinkled
against the windows of the little room
n which Fansic and ber l.ither sat
Severe misfortune had reduced them
to poverty, and the old man being an
invalid, all the care fell upon Pansie's
slender shoulder. She sat with her
sewing, while her father read aloud
from a new book he had bought for
him with some of the money received
for her jewels. Her sweet face was
wan and sad, and her future stretched
before her sad. hopeless and gloomy.
there was a ring at the door and a
servant brought up a package for Miss
J? ontenay. An exmisite bunch of pan
sies. trngrant and golden-hearted, done
up in tissue paper, and attached to
them a card bearing the simple words :
Ross Dunbar has not torgottcn little
I'ansie sat amazed for a moment
and their rich bloom darted up to her
"O father." she cried, " I knew him
I knew him ! O, we have found Ross
An instant later Ross was in the
room, clasping her fluttering hands in
his, and into her blue eyes with a
glance, look that brought the rosy hue
to her face. And a tew weeks later.
when the blustering winds were over,
and the blue birds sang in their hedges
and the golden-hearted pansies bloom
ed on the garden -borders, little Pansie
became Koss Dunbar s bride, and for
her bridal gift he gave her back her
string of emeralds.
TriE Memphis-Appeal has found
out by hard, practical experience that
it takes considerable money to run a
newspaier, and that a journal, to live
and be- successful, cannot r fiord to
advertise and give prominence to all
sorts of interest private and other
wise. It says, and its remarks carry
no little force : Publishing a paper
for glory is plaved out. e have al
ready notified the politicians that they
must hereafter nay for whatever they
want in the Appearand we now notify
watering places, private schools,
churches, and others having private
interest to subserve, that the Appeal
is open to them only at regular rates.
Onr e menses are heavy, and we are
compelled to pay cash for all that we
employ ot labor or material, ana must
therefore utilize our space to the best
advantage W e must be paid lor our
space, and promptly." .
An editor in a small town in India-
ana became embued with the whirl of
him: "We are in the midst of the
season for parties, dancing, mirth and
nuuictr. nu " " v
!,... mi (hia la hnv it . T1.f nil
festivity, i he resined hair ot the pale
horse travels merrily over the intes
tines cf the agile cat, evoking music
to which the impatient feet trip gayly
upon, the floor.
"Wo copy the following from the
Murfreesboro ews. Read it and en
joy a hearty laugh :
' Some financial missionary who has
the interest of his couutry at heart, 83
well as to find out how much interest
we nave in t,lis country, sent us a pa
per resembling a Confederate muster
roll of teamsters, with the high sound
ing heading of "assessment list." As
we have no secrets when it comes to
telling of our wealth, we jdve him a
partial report, which he can fund if
he finds purchasers :
He firt wants to know the value of
our - real estate ; including improve
ments, on a credit of one and two
J'ears- From the very best calcula-
cion we can make, according to Pike's
example ot the cost ot stove-pipe and
elbows, it would, on a credit of one and
two years, amount to about the same
as it did under the old law of assess-
mg property. (If he don t understand
the answer, we dont the question et
ther, and so he can call us a damrv-
hool and not have any advantage of us
in either game, the improvement on
He next wants to kuow "if the
lands can be described by districts
and townships" etc., etc., and savs use
" w me
to owing; ell, we have used the
following' in every conceivable style,
squarely, sidely, singly, secondly and
severally, and we are convinced that
our land cannot be described by that
mathematical, arithmetical, or geo
metrical style, for we find it utterly
impossible to spread out our limited
amount sufficiently to make townships,
much less districts, of it It would
make it entirely "too thin" for agri
cultural or residental purposes, and it
would be a fraud of the deepest dye to
attempt to make people believe that
we own land enough to make a dis
trict It may pay the Stato debt to
make these big estimates, but it don't
pay us, and we dec-line it, for the pres
ent, at least
lie then wants to know how much
stock we have in companies, beginning
at banks and ending in hotels. As to
our stock in banks, it is very limited.
no monopoly, but we always thought
that one ot them institutions called af
ter the ancient Pharaoh was the worst
kind for a member of the Young MenV
Christian Association to be depositing
his money in. As to hotels, we never
run one, but have run away from sev
ere!, and as to having stock iu them,
it you think empty paper trunks stock.
we can report vast riches very judi
ciously distributed over our land of
the free and home of the hungry.-
i here is a class ot hotels known as
"county jail' where a select class of
men board, that wc have no stock iu
at present but from our presentstand
point financially, we can report the
most cheering prospect for the future
(Those who are indebted to us need
not think that we arc dunning them in
the above illusion, for we don t want
to hurt their feelings by such remarks.)
in the merchandise department we
have to report a costiveness which
owing to the few fires that has visited
our city. W e keep but a limited stock
on hand, with increasing demand as
the weather moderates, n e haven t
attended an auction since the days
when Bruce began on a bar of soap
and ended in a brandy cocktail Your
semarks about auctions carried us
back to the days when "niggers were
niggers" and Jack Pentecost the best
negro crier, that never wept a tear, in
the "known world. It also reminds
others when Jacob was sold to rotip
har as a playmate for his wife.
Ihcn follows sundry other questions
about notes, due bills, judgments, ne
gotiable paper and" accounts. We
have been blessed with several of the
latter called "accounts," but they
didn t read right, and we always dis
missed them with a pathetic remark
that it had never been made or paid,
or if made would never be paid. We
always gave the party choice of the
above remarks, and by close observa
tion to the rule we never lost a cent
by cither route. Of the other articles
we have some Confederate 7-640's and
a few due bills on Kincannon's Wood
bury bank, one half payable when
everybody dk-s, and the balance when
they return. Vt e consider them both
good investments, highly preferable to
funding, though the "parties are not
entirely solvent" but for the total ex
tinguishing of the State debt we will
gladly contribute the interest accrued
tor the printing ot more assessment
lists." We cousider them a great ad
vantage, and, like the back - pay of a
perjured Congressman, we don't see
bow the country can get along without
The fifth head is about State, rail
road, turnpike, towns, cities and other
like securities. VV e never liked such
securities from the simple fact that we
never wanted to be called a 'bloated
bond-holder when our best citizens
were using Robertson county for bloat
ing purpos, and from the success at
tending their efforts we thought it took
less money to invest in the latter,
while the results were the same
The sixth head is devoted to live
stocks, from stallions down to hogs
As we have none of tho four-footed
encumbrances mentioned, we deem it
unnecessary to give their total value.
Of dark nights there are some Jack-o'-lanterns
reported af the wood-pile,
but we always took the word of our
neighbors for it Our neighbors are
all poor if they are of honest Parents,
and they just took the wood home
with them to experiment with next
day. Tho experiment resulted in the
wood being burned, but then a chart
table act was done it made the beans
in the soup digestible.
The seventh head questions goes all
over your old clothes and through
your pockets, beginning at watches
and ending at kitchen furniture. Of
the first named we have several, the
most valuable of which is to watch
just how much vituals the cook takes
out and how little she brings back.
It is astonishing what a "compress
machine our cook v. she can take
out enough to cook to have a barbecue
and after being cooked it takes a little
corn bread dashed iu to make the bis-
quits run two rounds. Then there are
several hopefuls to watch, and with an
Elgin watch factory on the premises,
it would be hard to keep them
out of devilment It seems as
natural for them to do just
what you don't want them, as
it does for thieves to go to Congress.
But you must send us another "watch
es continued" if you want us to state
them all ; and so we will pass on to
jewelry. We haven t any Jews in our
family, but ine ngnt oi. circumcision
i3 still carried ou by some of our
neighbors. We don't exactly fancy
the torment, but if the State laws in
sist upon it, we will carry it out on
the African part ot our ianiily and re
port progress ; but the old. negro wo
man, we know from her looks, wont
consider it half as cooling and consol
ing a christain practice as kersousing
her head and heels into Lytle's creek,
with a lively band playing just back
of the calaboose. Our household fur
niture is limited, but the kitchen fur
niture is unlimited and embraces all
the latest Patents for chawing beef
steaks before cooking. We never set
anv value upon them in money, but
the use of all ot them has causca us
to still postpone the murder of the
butcher, and pray that he may be for
given for breaking the commandment
which says, "thou shalt not lie" on the
court yard clover during the summer
The eighth head embraces carriages,
buggies and other vehicles of pleasure
or profit. We own one only and, like,
Mrs. Slunuun s boarders, single
bodies" are prefered when we have to
act horse. The pleasure in owning
each a coaiinodity ia beyond estimation,
bnt the only profit we ever derived
from it was in passing toll-gaits free
There may be more should you have
to pass through more than one toll
gate, but our gate was already reached
before the second one was in sight.
They are a comfort, and there are
double seated ones for twins, but we
have not gone that far along ia life
yet But there is no telling wliat peo
ple will have to put up with iu these
days of high taxes.
Owing to having exhausted our sun-
ply of cuss words, we find ourselves
unable to finish the other headings,
bnt we will endeavor in the next issue
of the New York Ledger to reaeh the
exemption list, and if the members of
the Legislature are not specially ex
empted from being "lively cussed and
righteously damned" for passing such
a law, we shall pray for our enemies,
and carry out a Bible coniuiac Jmtnt.
The Credit Sjstem.
The credit system, which U ao uni
versal in this country, U, in its practi
cal workings, a great stimulant to ex
travagance. It is based on two hypo
thetical assumptions ability aud dis
position to pay. Mistakes, deceptions
and the abeuce of one or both of
these conditions, have led to financial
uon in a thottsami tonus,
, l Tiew of the variou
ces inseparable from the credit system
a corrective has been sought and radi
cal minds years ago leaped to the con
clusion that all law for the collection
of debt should be abolished. This
idea, be it remembered, was exten
sively mooted as the only summary
and effectual method of putting an end
to the evil complained of.
It is curious to observe how the
march of political events and station
ary enactments was anticipated in this
instance. Society is evidently advanc
ing m tne point originally regarded
as desirable by the speculative theo
rists, who held that no debts should
exist but debts of honor, no laws for
their collection but those of consci
ence, and no tribunals to enforce col
lections but public sentiment
ihc homestead laws and kindred
acts which exists in many of our States, .
the passage of an act by the .Legisla
ture exempting two thousand dollars
worth of property from seizure and
sales, and the prevailing custom of
loaning money only on collaterals, all
tend in the same direction. They are
indirect agencies in accomplishing the
abolition of the credit system, and of
establishing in its stead the stability
When imprisonment for debt was
done away with, a step in the right di
rection was undoubtedly taken. But
the distinction between meritorious
worth a tit! fraudulent ability will never
be properly marked, till assured merit
becomes the test of trust and honest
integrity the sole measure of credit
W e think that were all laws for the
collection of private debts stricken
from our statute books, many a loafer
who now relies on the chances of cred
it in a corner grocery, would be forced
to adopt habits of industry, so as act
ually to earn his bread by the sweat oC
his brow. Do away with the absurd
credit system, and the goods now
marked up to cover losses arising from
bad debts, would at once be placed at
more reasonable figures, and honest
purchasers would not be saddled in
advance with the prospective failures
of the fraudulent
Another marked effect of such a
change would be seen in a decrease of
ltigntion. l'ettv courts, nettv con
stables and petty foggers constitute now
a pitiless trinity of demoralizing agents
from one end of this country to the
other. A large element of non-pro-dueing
dead-weights on the industry of
the community would be forced to be
como self-sustaining in gome reason
able fashion and industry, honor and
morality would thereby be advanced.
The luxury of honest independence
and manly worth would come into
The desire of humanity is to ad
vance ; but advancement can never be
satisfactorily attained while thrifUess
ness is encouraged through commer
cial, legal and judicial machinery. We
must make honesty the best policy if
we wish to have a really progressive
community. Were honor and integ
rity the sole passports to accommoda
tion, and the public ban the chief pun
isher of tho unfaithful, society would
be relieved of an immense litigious
tax, and all its higher interests would
be materially advanced. Exchange.
The Finest Church In America.
St Patrick's Cathedral, on Fifth av
enue and Fifty-first and Fifty-second
streets, and extending back to Madi
son avenue, will be the finest church
structure not alone in Yew York but
in the Western world. Begun in 1S58
by Archbishop Hughes, all work on it
was suspended from the outbreak of
the war to the beginning of ltMJ4 ; then
it was resumed, and the .grand build
ing, occupying an entire city block, is
now about half finished. Enormous
granite blocks constitute its founda
tion. On these rises the graceful yet
grand superstructure of the cathedral,
which is constructed all of fine marble.
With its rich decorations its rose win
dows, its lines of foliated tracery, its
clustering Gothic pinnacles, its wealth
of ornament, and, most of all, its lofty
twin spires, piercing tho sky at
height above everything tlse in New
lork, it closely resembles the world
famous cathedral at Cologne. It will
be the largest, the costliest and the
most beautiful church, in the United
States its total cost exceeding fci.WX),
0()0. Everything in its construction is
paid for before it is used. The tow
ers at the corner will be 323 feet high.
The church itself, built in pure white
marble, the most beautiful ot all ma
terial for such a structure, will present
a most graceful and harmonious map
ping of outlines, and a world of col
umns, capitals and ornamental tracery.
Across the front gable, over the en
trance, there will extend a row cf
niches with statues of saints and mar
tyrs seven and a half feet high.;
Above fhis will be a large rose or cir
cular window twenty-six feet in diam
eter "a splendid blossom of Gothic
tracery, with 1UU shafts of marble ra
diating from the center and holding
triangular pieces of painted rlass.'" To
ward the construction of this grandest
and most beautiful of American church
edifices all the churches in New York
contributes. It will probably be fin
ished four years hence, or in seven ten a
years of actual working time, allowing
for the suspension during the rrenter
part of the war. Similar churches in
Europe were hundreds of years ia
1 Mother's Lore.
A mother's love (says Washington
Irving) is never exhausted; it never
changes; it never tires." A father may
hate his child, brothers and sister may
become inveterate enemies, husbands
may desert their wives, wives their
husbands. But a mother's love en
dures through all; in good repute, in
bad repute, in the face of the world s
condemnation, a mother still loves on,
and still hopes that her child may tnrn
from his evil ways and repent; still
she remembers the infant smiles that
once filled her bosom with rapture.
the merry laugh, the joyful shout of
childhood ; the opening promise of his
youth ; ami she can never be brought
to think him unworthy.
Ax Irish paper says that trying to pet
up business without advertising is like
winking at a pretty girl through a pair
of goggles you may knew what yott
are doing, but nobody else doe-).
J. A. Bingham has been appointed;
Jliuistcr to Japan.