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VOL. 43.--NO 40
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. TURN LEY. W. J. ELY
W. D.4MERI WETHER, Jr.
TURNLEY, ELY & CO.
General Commission Merchants,
CLARKSTILLE, - - --TEXN.
Advances made o Tobacco ! Store.
have secured the service of Col. W.
V. Yaani, the well-known auctlouer,
who will sell all of our Tobacco for us.
We have erected a shed In New Provi
dence, opposite the iitore of Messrs. McDau
lel A Barhee, where wewill reeelv tobacco
and dray it to our warehouse freeof charge
for those pereons who do not iih to haul
It to Clarksville. Messrs. McDaniel Kar
Ik will receive, weigh and receipt for To
bacco delivered at our shod In New Provi
dence. ct 1 "71 -tf.
w a. OHAILES.
W. M. BAHIM.
G. X. ftUAKLKS.
Quarles, Daniel & Quarles,
Attorneys at ;Law,
CLARKSVILLE, - - - TENN.
Will practice in the Court of Montgom
ery antl adjoining counties.
April 27, l7a-lf ' -
1HOXD B. tfTOX.
CHAS. W. TYUCB.
LURTON & TYLER,
Will practice In the courts of Montgom
ery and adjoining counties
JAMES W. RICE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
" CLARKSTILLE, TENN.
Will attend the eourU of Montgomery,
gtewartand Houston counties.
Offloe on Strawberry Alley.
Jan. 4, inra-iy .
BARKER &. COURTS,
Franklin St, Sign of Sugar Hogshead.
R1CH-D AKDBSO. - 8. BMSOHCMt.
AKBERSON & BRINGHURST,
COAL, HAY, GRAIN, BEAN, ETC.,
lira 23, 1871-ly '
T. D. SCOTT, - - - Proprietor.
Thin house Is complete In all lis "PPlnt
ments, and the tablesupplled with t he best
theniarket affords, at reaxouable rate.
Jan. 28 '-
JOHN MAIS NINO.
Is Always on
JOHN MANNING has discovered that
1 he citlsenB of ClarksvUle and sum.un.ling
country needed a rcine In the jrareM
game of the nerved upln P?
Style on ten minutes notice, and as the
cauvawfor the Presidency has now fairly
opened, he keeps constantly on hand the
choicest Wlnesruquor. pure imited
Havanna Clears aud Cincinnati Lf-K"
Heer to nerve all eandldateaon to victory,
llestaurant and Saloon len night aud
day. where the most fastidious may be
more than pleased.
Keb. K, lTa-6in
Moth Old Saloon)
Having purchased the popular
Saloon, Restaurant and Bil
Formerly owned byG. A, Roth, has had
theeHtabliNhment newly paintfd and re
filled, and Is now open to the public,
where all are invited to enjoy the best of
Wines, Liquors. Cigars,
and olh-r refreshments. Everything kept
neat and orderly.
Aug 10. 72-lf
Hides, Fun, Wool, Ginseng, and all
jUnds or Metal,
IVMiV Square, CLARKSVILLE.
I am no candidate for office, but will pay
rash for all articles ill my liue. Come
along with tin-in.
Sept. 2H, 1KT2-U -
The finest selection of im
ported Colognes, Handker
chief Extracts, Hair Oils,
Toilet Soaps, Combs and
Brushes of all kinds for sale
hy OWEN & MOORE.
To oi'R Friends. Having gone to
great excuse to give our readers a lar
ger aud better Japer, we would ur
gently request all iudebted to us, by
note or aeeorrt, to eotue up, without
delay, and make iiaynient. We need
the money, aud hope this modest ap
peal will not pass unheeded.
Neblett & Grant.
Fine Cigars, also choice
Virginia Smoking and Chew
ing Tobacco for sale bv
OWEX & MOORE.
BTKKS keeps the best Domestic
and HaTana rigars, Chewing aid
ROOMS FOR KENT.
A sranll family ran be accommodated
rub two Isrife rooms and hall between,
rentrally located, by apply lug at tlilsoftloe.
March , '71-11.
J. J. GRUSMAH
' Is now making large addi
tions to his stock, and oners
inducements to the Trade,
VnOLESALE iUD RETAIL.
EXTRA GOLDEH SYRUP,
In kegs, half barrels and barrels.
. Craabed, Powdered and Granulated
New Orleans, dart tied aud Brown
NEW CAROLINA R10E.
Burnett's Flavoring Extracts.
PURE CREAM TARTAR.
PURE BI-CAKB. SODA.
Pure Spleen, ornlllduda
llorslord'a Bread Preparation,
PURE CATAWBA WINE
Pure Cider Yinegar.
Oltl Sa urMnnh Whlslty,
Oil Teach and Apple Brandy. m
Old .vjPrencla Brandy,
SOOBui. Glover Sfted-
TI1J iOTHY SEED.
Orch; lrd and Herds Grass Seeds.
11LU "E GRASS SEED
With all other goods to make complete
J .J. CUUSMAN,
First aud Franklin Streets.
ss a sjsjsjsj WM 1 . . i ' I
Are daily adding new sup
plies to their large and
well assorted stock of
Staple and Fancy
which they sell as low as they
can be bought anywhere
in the South or West.
They invito es
to their very
laTQd Stoclx of the
B&st Brands of
ty Whiclxy. Old
Brandy and Pure
IN THIS MARKET, FOR
particularly suited to those
who want a pure article
for medicinal or oth
' er purposes.
Orders promptly attended to
and satisfaction guaranteed.
March 22, lSH-tf
CLARKSVILLE, TENN., SATURDAY,
. , ; . : . BY BUYING TOTJB H . : "
GenVs Finishing Qoods
Y. L. WILLIAMS.
now being offered to make room for oar
Fall Block, f tease call and price oar goods.
23 FrankUn 8L
Joly 12, lKS-tf. .
W. U. POLLOCK. I SAM'L JOHNSON.
POLLOCK & JOHNSON,
1 GENERAL INSURANCE
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
(Office Up Stairs)
COBNKR FRANKLIN AND FIRST STS.,
Fire and Marina Insurance. The best
and cheapest Life Insurance In the United
OLD AND RELIABLE
New York Life Ins. Co.,
no new-fangled, untried, or experimental
company, but one time tried and tested
and ever found worthy. Undoubted In
demnity at the
LOWEST KXOWX SITES f 0XS1SIE5T
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 yon will select the "Old Relia
ble" New York Life.
Will give our attention to the baying,
selling and renting of real estate,
March 15. 73-tf.
J. J. HAMLETT
Manufacturer and Dealar in
HOUSE-FUBXISHIG GOODS, ETC
Franklin Street Dorrls' old stand,
Every description of Tinware
made up in good style.
E00FIXC and CUTTEEIXG prompt!
Special Agent for
Wallace's Patent Grate
A11 kinds of repairing done.
H. P. D0ERI3 wUl superintend the
Ang. 9, 73-tf
SETTLE & SON, Ag'is,
And Dealers In
Country Produce Generally
FRANTLIX BALL BUILDING,
We keep every variety of
which we offer at the lowest market rates.
Conntrr Produce of all kinds. Poultry,
Eggs, Butter, etc., for which we will ex
change Urocerles or pay eah.
Denier, s su.i.
Jan. 25, 72-tf.
We are delivering St. Bernard Coal, with
in the limits of the city, for 18 cents per
bushel. PittRburg Coal, for 30 cents per
bushel. Terms cash.
P. UKAUEX BllU.
ICE tREABI AND SODA WATER
LXG OEI c ELY'S.
We have onened our Ice Cream Saloon
fnrthoenann. and are Drenared to furnish
any quantity that may be desired.
Vtt have on hand a large and varied as
and everything In our line that can be
aeoueti. can ana examine our sioca.
LIG0II& ELY'S BiKEBY
Is In fuli operation. Fresh Teast, Bread,
and every variety of Cakes, fresh from the
ovenevery uay. Aiioraen promptly nuea.
LIGOLI & ELY.
No. SS Franklia Street,
May 17, TS-tf.
Our mother's lost her yonthfulness
Her locks are turning gray.
And wrinkles take the place of amiles
Hhe's failing every day.
We gaze at her in sorrow now, '
For though we've ne'er been told
We can boi feel the weary truth
Our mother's growiDg old.
- Our mother's lost her youthfulneas, .
ller eyes grow dim with tears.
Yet still within her heart there shines .
Home light of other years;
For oft she'll speak in merry tones,
Smile as in youth she smiled,
' As o'er her heart some memory steals
. Of when site was a child.
Our mother's lost beryouthfulness,
; The light step has grown slow.
The graceful form has 1 earned to stoop
The bright ebeek lost its glow.
Her weary hands have grown so thin,
. Her dear bands tremble now;
"Passing away," in sad deep lines,
1 Is traced upon her brow.
- -i -
Our mother's lost her yonthfulness,
' Her smiles are just as kind.
- Her tones to ns are soft as erst -
Whereshoeld we dearer find r '
But as we note the trembling tongue,
And markthe stooping form,
A sad voice whispers to our hearts
Ye cannot keep her long."
Our mother's lost her yonthfulness,
We see it every day,
And feel more drearily the truth,
tsbe soon must pass away.
Ah I even now the "boatman pale"
We fear is hovering nigh :
Waiting, with white sails all unfurled
He will not heed our cry.
' But gently bear the wearied form '
Into the phantom bark,
, She will not fear Christ went before,
The way will not be dark : '
' And safe beyond the troubled stream,
Her tired heart's strife o'er,
. Our angel mother, glorified, ;
Will grow old nevermore.
' From the Waverly Magazine.
BY JULIA X. HILL.
"And this is your final determina
tion ? Aimee. rLirliner. consider well !
Remember it was your lather's chief
desire his dying request.
"Remember? 0,Kalph! If I could
onty forget ! Does it not haunt : me
sleeping and waking has it not made
me so unhappy f But, Ralph" and
Aimee crept closer to the stalwart, dig
nified form of her guardian, Ralph
Latham, as if secure in the thought
that he could shield her from all harm;
"you who are so much older, so much
wiser, you surely would not counsel me
to marry one I "
"One you do not love," finished
Ralph. "Rut, Aimee, child,, do not
ask me to decide for you ; for, loving
you so well, I could but counsel you to
obey your father's request." '
"But, Ralph, I do not love you at
least in that way. ' When my father
asked me if I could love and respect
you, I could but laugh ; for did I not
already love you very, very dearly?
But when he asked me to think of you
as my. husband, : I shuddered at the
thought: but still I promised and
Ralph, I have tried oh, so hard but
I can only think of you as my dear old
Ralph, who used to fondle and pet me
as a child, and who has always been a
true and devoted friend. 0 Ralph !
be true to yourself to that voice that
must whisper to you that nothing but
misery could result from a marriage
I have thought it all over, Aimee,
time and time again, and I can only re
peat my declaration that you alone can
free yourself from this hateful mar
riage, lean not give you up; but
should you refuse to obey your father's
wish you have only to make known
your decision to your father's old law
yers, Latimer and Morrow, and I can
"But, Ralph, son. surely will not
leave me? ou will still act as jny
guardian, still be my best and truest
friend ? O, Ralph 1 I can not give you
up ! " And Aimee, remembering all
that she had lost, all that she was about
to lose, wept in a perfect abandonment
of grief and despair. .
" Your best and truest friend," re-
riated Ralph Latham: "Always that,
trust, wherever I may be. But it
would be impossible for me to remain
here. The programme we had agreed
upon in the event of our marriage,
shall be carried out only I shall leave
you behind when I commence my wan
derings." j -
"But you will not stay long? You
will return soon 1 " sobbed Aimee, as
she endeavored to arrest his departure
until he had given her one word of
"The future, Aimee, is with God
alone," answered Ralph, and the words
Bounded cold and comfortless.
Oh the dreary days that followed
Ralph's departure ! Aimee wandered
from room to room, listless, dejected
and unhappy. And when, in a few
days she received a letter from her fa
ther's lawyer.announcinghis intention
of an early visit to "Idlewilde," she
could but know that her guardian had
carried out his intention to the very
letter, and that he had left her, perhaps
forever, without a word of forgiveness.'
When Richard Latimer followed his
letter a few days later, he could but be
surprised at the ereat change that had
taken place in the once merry, light
hearted Aimee Atwood. And it was
not very long before the keen-sighted
l.iwver had an insight into affairs, and
deeming Aimee's grief to be caused as
much by the absence of the living as
her sorrow for the dead, he hastily in
dited a letter to his old friend, telling
him all his fears, and counselling a
Italpn Liatnam smiiea in quiet con
tent when he received the letter dis
patched in snch haste from Idlewilde;
but deeming Aimee's sorrow at thesun
derinir of all old ties as bnt natural.
and to be expected, he consoled him
self with tho thought that, as 6oon as
time should reconcile her to the change,
she would thank him that he had placed
a barrier to their future intercourse
and association, at least until all the
old unpleasantness had been forgotten,
and all the old wounds healed.
Nine months passed and Ralph's
wanderings had at last brought him to
a quiet little village in Switzerland,
ana here he found peace and content
ment, if not happiness.
It was with a feeling of half regret
that he received one day a large packet
of letters that had followed nim from
place to place for months, and, almost
overcome by a feeling of languor and
inertia, he decided to leave them un
opened, when the sight of a familiar
handwriting caused nis neart to mump
as it had not done for many a day, and
he was obliged to wipe away the mist
that had gathered in his eyes many
timcsbefore the letters became legible.
Poor Aimee ! Could he but have
seen the wan, pitiful face that bent over
that letter, and the trembling little
hands that almost refused to guide the
pen, his feeling of disappointment
would have Deen lesseneu. r or auhw
wrote of Idlewilde; of the changes
great and small that had taken place
during his absence; of everything save
herself. And yet, in the pathetic clos
ing of her long letter, lsy the burden
of her whole life. ,
"In a short time, she WTote, "I shall
lis TtinAl'An. Wrhv is it. dear Ralph,
that I so often forget eigLteen years of
happiness to remember one of misery
and trouble? Last year I had my dear
father and my dear old Ralph; this
T will hf alone." -
L Ralph read his letter over and over
I apain. and. when he at last folded it, it
was to place it reverently next his heart,
but he sighed to think he was so soon
forgotten, and he quite resolved to end
his days in this peaceful little village,
forgotten and forgetting. , (
"Alan proposes, but Uod disposes,
is a trite, but true saying. And Ralph
I.thnm nrostrated upon a bed of sick
ness, was very different man from
Ralph Latham wen. jiiaiaugnor auu
exceeding aistasw ior m
be attributed to pbys
ical rather than meutal causes, and the
longing for home increasea oay ow aay
Oh the passionate craving for the in
toxicatiug odor of the honey-suckle-
AUGUST 16, 1873.
for the ehostly rustling of the maple
leaves, as they descended in showers of
crimson light on the green sward of
Idlewilde! for the noisy buzzing of
the honey-bee, as it flitted from flower
to flower; tor all the well-remembered
scenes of home. He could now see
in another and a clearer light the events
of the past months. How selfish and
how cowardly seemed his desertion of
what ought to have been to him a sa-
w) 1 I !.. 1, .1J .unvn
1 1 CU lUUIgCl AJUb 11 U HUU1U lUUl.i
he would once more be the friend ana
adviser of his little ward, and not by a
look or word would he recall the past.
Oh the longing for health and
strength sufficient for the journey. But
1 ? 1 1 1 Tt 1 1
nope is a guou puysician, ana xutipn
slowly gamed strength lor an early de
Did time ever fly fast enough for
anxious lovers? llalph's impatience
increased tenfold as he d eared home,
and when he at last reached the gate
that led into the well remembered
grounds of Idlewilde. it was with a
light heart, and the bouyant step of
Entering the house unannounced, he
could but be conscious of the change
that had taken place during his ab
sence. How quiet and deserted the
grounds seemed. Surely some premo
nition of what he was to meet caused
his hand to tremble as he essayed to
open the door, and he stopped to stay
the loud beatings of his heart ere he at
last entered the room. What a vision,
of loveliness he encountered. He
could scarcely believe it was the last
scene of Aimee Atwood'a life enacted
almost in the presence of Azrael dark
ngel of death. How vividly bright
were her lips and cheeks how bright
her lovclv blue eves. And when, at
the sight of him, she raised herself
from the pillows with an exclamation
of joy, Ralph could but wonder what
had caused this grand transhguration.
"Oh, I knew you would come," sob
bed Aimee, "though they told me it
was a forlorn hope. O Ralph ! I have
E rayed fervently for this and now I
ave only seen you to say good-bye."
"Why, Aimee, you must not talk so ;
you are not going to die. Surely, this
is Borne horrid dream." And Ralph
pressed his hands over his eyes as if to
exorcise the fearful spell.
"Yes, Ralph, I have only & few mo
ments to live ; Doctor says bo." .
Ralph then for the first time saw his
old friend, Dr. Stanley, standing near
Aimee's dying bed ; but he returned
the look of agonizing appeal that met
his in recognition with one of despair,
and Ralph could only gaze into the face
now settling with the peace of death
with a perfect agony of horror.
Aimee passed her hand caressingly
over the head bent beside her on the
fiillow, and endeavored to soothe the
oud sobbings, as Ralph at lat realized
the horrible truth that his repentance
had come too late. .
"Do you remember the words of that
old song, Ralph
I'm wearing awa', Jean, to the land of the
I have thought of it so often lately
'To the land of the leal.' '
The voice grew fainter and fainter,
and Ralph, raising the slight, attenu
ated form in his arras, received the
last look, and caujdit the last faintly
uttered words of Aimee Atwood.
"Closer, father! Hold me closer."
And she fell asleep to awaken in his
The grass seems to grow greener and
Tio nin fill with a softer touch on the
little grave at Idlewilde. And Ralph
Latham, sorrow-stricken ana remorse
ful makes many a pilgrimage to this
lwalo aTirino "Rut. A imee heeds him
not She is past all love rapt in im
Brigham Young is doing the domes
tic lecturing himself just now. Here
is an extract from one of his little
family talks :
"T -uriah mxr woman to understand
that what I am going to say is for them
as well as others, and I want those
who are here to tell their sisters ; yes,
all the women in the community. I
am going to give you from this time to
the bin ot October next ior renecuon,
.t rnn miii rlatarminA whether vou
wish to stay with your husbands or
not, and then 1 am going to set every
woman at liberty, and say to them now
go your way. And my wives have got
to do one of two things, either round
up your shoulders to endure tne amo
tions of this world, and live their re
ligion that is polygamy or they must
leave ; for I will not have them about
me. I will go into heaven alone rather
than to have scratching and fighting
T will set all at libertv.
What, first wife, too? Yes, I liber
ate you all. I want to go somewnere
or do something to get rid of the winn
T is related of a noble Scottish
lady oi the oiaen times, wuo mcu m
a remote part of the Highlands, and
. i t i .. i:iwi..i;tTr
was notea ior uer proiua uki.uv
th.t aha wna sometimes overburdened
with habitual "sorners." When any
one of them out-stayed his welcome,
,.1, I .Va wwinn fi 89 V tft him
Biic nvuiu Mmv "
at the morning meal, with an arch look
at the rest of the company, "Mak
guid breakfast, Mr. , while ye-re
about it; ye dinna ken whaur ye 11 get
your dinner." The hint was usually
1 .1 tl 1 1 . . A 1 I.1
taken, and tne sorner aeparteu. i or
a short time after the Disruption an
unkindly feeling existed between ' the
ministers of the Established Church
and their protesting brethren. Several
"free" parishioners of Blackford,
Perthshire, waited on Mr. Clark,- the
Established minister, ana preierrea
the request that they might have the
services of a non-Erastian sexton.
"Will you allow ns, sir," said one of
the deputation, "to dig our own
graves?'' "Certainly, gentleman,"
M Xf fMirV "vmi are most wel-
come ; and the sooner the better 1
Allan Ramsay lived lor some years in
n fnntaetinl house of octagonal form.
which he had built for himself on
Castle-hill of Edinburgh, and which
he considered a perfect paragon of
beauty. This house he was induced
by hu vanity to show to iiora xiiiDans,
who had both acutaness and wit; tell-
. . 1 s . 1 a. ' iL.i
ing his lordship at tne same units mat
his friends said it resembled a goose-
..-r alt 11 1 111
pie. Indeed, Aliau, repuea uu ioi-u-
ghip reaauy, now mat x eee juu iu is
T tl.tnl- (Via .-irm iu-timtt TYrnnprlv nrtTtli-
ed. Two candidates for the pulpit of
a church in the JNortn ot ecouana,
named respectively Low and Adam,
preached their trial sermons on the
same day. Mr. Low preached in the
morning, and delivered an excellent
. . . 1 f ll A A
and eddying discourse iroui uie text,
"AHam. where art thou?" In the
afternoon, however, to his discomfi
Vt'ia nnnnnont selected as the snb-
:,.. ne IiJj uormnn thrt wnrd.4 "I. ft
I m V " .ml tlia AveaUania nf Vi i a
111: L III ma nvi " " , ,
matter, together witn tne cleverness oi
The Hon. Henry Erskine met an ac
quaintance who dealt in hard words
ana circuiuiucuiiuus evuieuccs. i
cciving that he was lame, Erskine ask
ed the cause. "Why, my dear sir,"
answered the wordy lawyer. I was
taking a romantic ram Die in my uroiu
er s grounds, wnen, coming w m,
I had to climb over it, by which I
came in contact with the first bar, and
1 J it,. Anifiormia An HIV RE in.
attended with a slight extravasation or
blood. I on may tnaus your siars,
renlied Mr. Erskine, "that your broth-
1 nn an InfW VOOr DW11
style, or you would have broken your
neck. - :
Tn New York Mail tells ns that a
favorite hotel ia to be kept this season
at one of the watering places by the
AT'Xr. whnfllPrl lA8(R11TTI
wiaow .i r. -, -- -
mer on a new anu mjruc (wu.
The following platform was adopted
by the Democratic Convention of
Ohio: . '
Resolved. That the Democratic par
ty seeks to revive no dead issues, but
stands by its principles, which are
suited to all times and circumstances.
It supports the Federal Government
in all its constitutional authority, and
opposes nulification and scesession. It
defends the reserved rights of the
State and people, and opposes the cen
tralization that would impair and de
stroy them. In order to maintain and
preserve these rights, it insists upon
the strict construction of the Federal
Constitution. ' It resists all attempts
of one department of the Government
to usurp or destroy the constitutional
rights or independence of other de
partments. It opposes all interference
by law with the private affairs or bus
iness of men, not required by the pub
lic peace or safety, and advocates the
greatest individual. liberty consistent
with public order. .
It nelieves in the capacity of the
people for self-government, and op
poses property qualifications as con
ditions to the right of suffrage, or eli
gibility to hold office.
It favors liberal laws for the natu
ralization of foreigners.
It insists upon equal and exact jus
tice to all men.
It opposes all monopolies, and de
nies that it is within the province of
the Government to legislate for the
benefit of particular classes at the ex
pense and to the detriment of the rest
of the community. I therefor oppose
the system by which a huge portion of
the pront producing wealth of the
country is exempt from taxation, ahd
demands that all constitutional means
shall be used to remedy this injustice.
It insists that our tariff laws should
be framed with a view to revenue, and
not to tax the community for the ben
efit of particular industries.
It recognizes the evils of irredeem
able currency, but insists that, in re
turning to specie payments, care shall
be taken not to disturb the business of
the country or unjustly injure the
It appreciates the benefits conferred
by railroads, but opposses all combi
nations by railroad companies to pre
vent competition and thus enhance the
cost of transportation.
It opposes all laws that give to capi
tal any advantage over labor.
It reauires honesty and economy
in every department of the Govern
ment, Federal or State, and it con
demns corruption, whoever may be
the guilty parties.
- It is in this very nature, and as a ne
cessary result of its principles, a party
of progress, and supports all measures
of reform or improvement that are
sanctioned by justice and commanded
by sound practical wisdom.
Resolved. That the wealth of the
country is the product of its labor,
and the best use of capital is that
which gives employment and liberal
wages is the producing classes. Hence
every just measure that tends to pro
tect them irom oppression, ana im
prove their condition and dignify their
calling, deserves and receives our sym
pathy and support. And that we cor
dially recommend the conservative
resolutions adopted at the recent
National Labor Congress at Cleveland,
favoring arbitration and co-operation.
Resolved, That, although always
constituting a large majority of the
American people, agriculturist have
never demanded of the government,
State or Federal, any special privilege,
have never infested the halls of Con
gress or Legislature with lobyista and
rings, but on the contrary have suffer
ed under discriminating and unjust
laws until forbearance has ceased to
be a virtue. We hereby pledge our
sincere and honest efforts to obtain for
them redress of grievances and equal
and exact justice.
Resolved that the public lands
should be severely reserved for actual
seders who will dwell upon and culti
vate them, and that we will continue
to denounce and oppose, as we have
always denounced and opposed, all
gifts of such lands by the Government
to incorporated companies.
Resolved. That the greatest danger
to free institutions is the wide-spreading
corruption that threatens the ut
ter destniction of pnblic virtue.
When Credit Mobilier frauds pass un
punished, when those engaged in them
are elevated in high official positions,
when seats in tho Federal Senate are
notoriously purchased, when vast sums
of money are corruptly employed in
popular elections, when any army of
office-holders, with the sanction ot
the Government, use their official in
fluence to control elections, when
bribery of custon-honse officers is an
established usage, when rings of plun
derers are the recipients ot millions ot
money appropriated tor public use,
when official defalcations are of such
frequent occurrence as scarcely to ex
cite attention, when Presidential par
dons relieve defaulters from mental
punishment and presidental appoint
ments reward Credit Mobiler and sal
ary grabbing Congressmen, and when a
Congressional investigation is general
ly a whitewashing affair, it is not
strange that men Degin to lose confi
dence in free institutions, and that the
fame of the great republic is tarnished
throughout the civilized world.
To remedy these evils, we insist that
the receipts and expenditures of the
Government shall be diminished ; that
its patronage shall be curtailed and all
useless officers abolished ; that it shall
cease to usurp functions to which it
has no title ; that official misconduct
and fraud and corruption in elections
shall be rigorously punished, and that
the public virtue shall be upheld and
the want of it condemned by the united
voice of the people.
Resolved, That we condemn with
out reserve the late act of Congress
granting additional salaries as unjust
andunjustihable, and demana its im
mediate and unconditional repeal;
and we denounce every member of
Congress, whether Republican or Dem
ocrat, who supported the law or re
ceived and retained the money pro
duced thereby. And we especially
denounce the conduct of President
Grant in using the influence of his
high position for its passage, and whose
official signature made it a law.
Resolved. That the act of the Pres
ident in setting up by the bayonet a
government in Louisiana not chosen
by her people and having no title
whatever to rule over them, was a fla
grant violation of her rights and of
the r ederal Constitution.
Resolved. That under the time
honored Democratic banner, with this
declaration of principles inscribed on
its folds, we engage in the conflict,
And we earnestly appeal to patrotio
men of every elass, without regard to
party names or past differences, to
unite with us on terms of perfect
equality in the struggle to rescue the
government from the nands of dishon
est men and redeem it from the flood
which threatens its ruin.
Girls. Girls are marvels of beauty
. 11 J. TI.Anf.ll A..K
S uu wuuuciiunj e -
ioned by the hands of the Creator, they
, 11 1 Vn. . J mil!..
onuenuuy maun. 4uuui.iuu
oV,rl Kir dross-makers and mihn
It takes exactly two nunarea
eleven Dounds of flesh and blood.
ninety-seven yards of yellow ribbon,
twelve pounds of cotton, twenty-four
copies of the Coach, sixteen feet of
horse-hair, thirty-three ounces of flonr,
two boxes of red paint, and a bottle
of night-blooming seriousness to pre
pare the average Rocky mountain girl
for church. They know less in an
hour, and can tell more in a minute,
than any other person on earth. Colo
BEHIXISCESCES OF PB0HJ5E3T
Henry Clay, JamesBnehanan, Gen.
Jackson. Thomas 11. Beaton,
Joel B Potndexter.
There is a paragraph going the
rounds of the press, stating that J as.
B. Clav. the grandson of Henry Clay,
has presented to-- the museum of
Ashland, Jvy.M the coat which the
statesman wore as one of the Commis
sioners to make the treaty of Ghent
in 1814. This garment is said to b
excellently wrought and elaborately
trimmed with silk and braid.
When Gen. Jackson, in order to get
rid of the intrigues of Buchanan, sent
tne rennsyivania politician into genteei
exile by giving him the mission to St.
Petersburg, that functionary inquired
of Clay, one night at a whist party in
Washington, what style ot dress he
should wear at the Court of the Czar.
The Kentucky Senator informed the
Minister that as they were about of a
size JJuchanan had not then grown so
stout as he appeared later in life the
coat he wore as one of the United
States Commissioners at Ghent was at
his service. "Bat it has been worn,
Mr. Clay," was the response to the
offer. "Oh, that is nothing you can
turn it, Buchanan, you're used to it"
Ever after the writing of the famous
letter of Buchanan, charging "bribery
and corruption," and "bargain and in
trigue" between Clay and John Quin
cy Adams, when the latter was elected
to the presidency by the House of
.Representatives, Hay never lost an
opportunity of retaliating upon the au
thor of this charge, both in and out of
the Senate. In the course of a speech
in this body on one occasion. Buchanan
stated that when a young man he joined
a volunteer militia company that march
ed from Lancaster ta the relief of Bal
timore, when the Monumental city was
threatened by the British, during the
war of 1812. , Upon reaching Hagers
town, however the troops learning that
the invaders had been repulsed at
North Point, returned home without
further participation in the war. At
this point Clay arose and addressing
the Chair, expressed a desire to ask
the speaker a question. "Certainly,"
was the eourtious response. "I would
like to inquire of the Senator from
Pennsylvania," remarked the Great
Commoner, with that inimitable twist
of his catfish mouth, "whether the
gentlemen marched to the relief of
Baltimore because he had learned that
the British had left, or whether the
British left because they heard the
gentlemen from Pennsylvania was
One great secret of the personal
popularity and political success of the
great Keutuckian was his remarkable
memory of names and faces ; he never
forgot either, although his only ac
quaintance was a casual introduction
in a throng of presentations. After a
lapse of years he never failed to recog
nize a party introduced under such
circumstances, readily calling the in
dividual by name.
A citizen of a town in Ohio, where
the writer resides was a passenger on
the steamer from New Orleans upon
which Clay took his passage to his
home in Kentucky, when returning
from his participation in the treaty of
Ghent It being the winter season,
the steamer was frozen np a short dis
tance above the month of the Ohio,
and remained ice bound and isolated
tor some weeks. During all this time
the Kentucky statesman always fa
mous for bis exurbance of spirits was
the life and soul of the crowd not
only in the cabin, but of the deck
passengers and steamboat hands.
Among the passengers was an antiq
uated Frenchman, who opened a
game of "keno"' in the cabin. There
chanced to be a bright and sprightly
boy on board the boat, to whom Clay
had taken a great fancy, and he would
frequently buy a card for his young fa
vorite. After the game had progress
ed for some time, and all were intent
upon their individual interest, Clay
would call out "keno," and claim the
pool for his youthful protege. The
aged Ganl, completely dutufounded
aud mystified by the logic of the great
orator, would generally pay over with
out demurrage. Some years after, as
Clay was passing through Ohio, on his
wav to attend a sitting of the United
States Circuit Court at Columbus, the
citizens at Lebanon gave bim a public
reception. At the time of his arrival
our informant was standing on the
pavement in front of the hotel where
ne was to stop, not entertaining for a
moment the idea that he would be re
cognized in the crowd. Stepping from
his carriage Clay singled him out and
shaking him heartily by the hand,
laughingly remarked : "C do you
recollect the old Frenchman and his
While the three United States Com
missioners. John Quincy Adams, Hen
ry Clay ana Albert Gallatin, were in
London, on their way to Ghent, the
party were invited to dine with Vis
count Costleraugh, the British Pre
mier. After the dinner the illustri
ous host, criticising his guests in his
curt and concise manner, repeatedly
remarked; 1 like the Jventucian the
best ! I like the Kentucian the best!"
Clay had a standing joke which he
never failed to perpetrate at Adam's
expense, when he caught his Massa
chusetts colleauge in a congenial crowd.
Adams was afflicted daring his whole
life with a disease of the lachrymal
duct which caused his optica to be
constantly watery. The two occupied
the same apartment, and a rosy ana
buxom Swiss damsel attended the room.
Clay's story was that upon his attemp
ting to snatch a kiss from his hand
some chain Uerniaid he was bluffed off
with "Oh, Mr. Clay, you must not,
for Mr. Adams a few minutes ago beg
ged me with tears in his eyes for a
similar favor, aud I refused him."
It is a well-known fact that in early
life, as these parties were launching
forth on the sea of politics, there ex
isted a bitter feud between Gen. Jack
son and the Ben tons. This at last
culminated in a tavern fight with pis
tols aud sword canes in Nashville,
Tennessee, in which Jackson, with his
friend Col. Coffee and the two Bentons
Thomas II. and Jessieparticipated.
The result was that CoL Benton plan
ted a bullet in the fleshy part of Gen.
Jackson's arm, which the old hero
carried until his second presidential
term, when it was extracted Dr ur.
Jackson, a celebrated Philadelphia
T .V .. . -.I nf
fUrgeon. furin mc nwiug v. .
his presidential term. Gen. Jackson
had occasional and violent attacks ot
hemorrhage of the lungs, and Dr.
Lewis Field Linn, of Missouri, the col
league of Col. Benton in the Semite,
was his physician. The bitter feud
having long before been settled, Col.
Benton was a frequent visitor at the
White House, aud was specially at
inntiva during the illness of his for
mer foe. On the occasion of one of
these visits. Dr. Linn, feeling himself
in, tided bv his intimacy with the par
ties, ventured to ask their version of
.i. 'xT--i :n. . "1
tne i.aiiviiic rcutifuuuc. jv u u,
you tell it" was the response of Old
Hickory- Jaoksoo, I'll leave it
torou, fr your account will be cor
rect," and pending the discussion, the
two ancient focmen' were crying like
A beggar posted himself at the door
"A penny, please, sir f Only one pen3
ny. sir, before you go in ?: inquired aJ
rt 1 .i hd :
old country gentlemen, oxjcause, eir,
the chances are you will not have one
when you come out"
! Joeh Billings says that "the lion
and the lamb may possibly sunatime
lay down in this world together for a
fu minutes, but when the lion kuma to
get up the lamb will be missing."
A submerged forest has been discov
ered in the Thames.
: WHOLE NO.: 2,275 .
TlfE BANKRUPT DISTRICT GOT-
From the Nashville Banner.
The territorial government of the
District of Columbia was created es
pecially to reward the partisans of the
Grant administration, and it has been
piling up debt at a fearful rate during
the short time it has been in existence.
Desperate efforts have been made by
the Republican officials to conceal the
true amount of the debt thus created.
Referring to the" statement sent from
Washington some time since by the
associated Press, to the effect that the
debt of this District was but nine
millions of dollars, Forney's Sunday
Chronicle of the 3rd inst, publishes a
carefully tabulated statement showing
that the debt is already seventeen mil
lions, and that it will require eight
millions more before the present im
provements are completed. In des
pair of paying this immense debt with
out the aid of the government, this
administration paper moralizes as fol
lows: No sane man will admit that the
taxable property of the District can
bear the burden of a debt of twenty
five millions, as it will reach his figure
before we get through, and at the same
time carry on the present system of
government Our only hope is for
Congress either to assume the whole or
at least one half of our debt, and in
the future to assume the expenses of
the District over and above what is
realized by a tax of one dollar and
fifty cents per one hundred dollars on
taxable property. This the people
could bear without sacrifice, and would
be a fair nrortortion of what thev
should be held liable for. As a step
toward this reform let the present Gov
ernment be wiped out, or if the people
are to govern let all the officere be
elected, and not humbug as with the
miserable farce with which we are af
flicted at present which from its very
oi irin, has been the source of profligacy
and expense largely in excess of the
expenditures of many of the State
Governments of the country. This is
a subject entirely in the hands of the
people, and if they move with the prop- .
er spirit the remedy can be easily
reached. a It is rumored, and and in
fact semi-officially announced, that
the Governor and Board of Public
Works intend to retire at the meeting
of Congress, giving as an excuse that
they are tired ot the job. or in other
words, that the old ship has more
freight than she can carry, and tho
best that can be done under the cir
cumstances is to scuttle her and let
her go. Well, anything for a change,
eveu if the old craft should have to be
PBODUCnoX QF IBOX.
IIow Our Iron Interests JLi y Profitably
From the Nashville Banner.
The Tracy City blast furnace is not
an experiment in making hot blast
iron, bnt is to test and prove the idea
as to whether pig iron can be profitably
produced with a farnace so small as
this one. As Rev. Dr. Baird states,
and he onght to know, as he sat by it
for nearly a week and saw the whole
operation, it has proved perfectly suc
cessful. It is not presumed that iron can be
produced as cheap in so small a furn
ace as in a larger one, but there is
margin enough in the price of raw
material at this point and the present
high price of iron, to justify the erec
tion of small furnaces. Iron can' be
produced in Nashville, at three tens
per day, 15 per ton cheaper than it can
be produced in Pittsburg at forty tens
per day. Modifications may yet be in
troduced to make the small furnaces
as economical as large ones. The
present furnace will make three tons
of iron per day, with 80 bushels per
ton of Sewanee coke. The only excess
is in the labor account But the dif
ference in the interestaccount between
a $10,000 investment and a fl5Q,0M
investment will, I think, go a long
way toward balancing the excess in
We have waited for years for capi
talists to develop our resources. There
are untold millions of mineral wealth
undeveloped, in the shape of coal and
iron in Tennessee, and it is the com
paratively poor man that must bring it
out This small furnace at Tracy has
been built for this special purpose, and
it has successfully proved that a man
with less than 1100,000 can build a
profitable blast farnace.
Saxuil E. Josis.
The Poorest Man In America. -
WTo.Uliv man lira nftn credited with
greater riches than they possess, and
frequently, alter umjrcut mtjuirj wiu
. V .1 1 Monnva find thnt thpv havft net
SUV I 4 S V iIV Va mM .. . J
too high a limit to their possessions.
It theretore rarely happens mat a man
.iinniutina tiimuolf with hia nvB wealth:
yet a little on dit attributes a bit of
this amazement to Mr. A. T. Stewart.
It is probably generally known that
r. Si.rt fnnlc steamer for Enroll
last week. It is not so generally
known that before his departure he
made his will. Prior to making his
;il if w.a th.inirht advirtahla to Dre
pare a schedule of his real and personal
estate, with its valuation, upon tne
completion of the schedule, much to
the surprise of Mr. Stewart, and to
the greater surprise or nis irienas, it
was found that he was worth one hun
A.A ;li;An .IaII.n That anv Atneri-
MI1UIUU uviuii". -
can citizen should be possessed of so
great wealth almost surpasses belief.
but the truth ot tne loregomg state
ment is well authenticated.
I Cant Bear to be aLkr.
Two boys were in a school-room
alone together when some fire works,
contrary to the master's express pro
hibition, explored. The boy denied
it; the other, Bonnie Christie, would
neither admit tior deny it, nd was se
verely flogged for his oetinacy.
When the boys got alone again, he said :
"Why didn'tyou deny it? asked the
"Because there were only two. and
one of us must have lied," said Bon
nie. "Then Why not say I did it?"
"Because yon said yon didn't and
I would spare the liar."
The boy's heart melted Bonnie's
moral gallantry subdued him.
When the school resumed, the young
rogue marched up to the master s
desk and said r
"Please sir, I can't bear to be a liar;
I let off the squibs," and burst
The master's eyes glistened on the
self-accuser, and the unmerited pun
ishment he had inflicted on his school
mate smote his conscience. Before
the whole school, hand in hand with
the culprit a if they paired in the
confession, the master walked down
to where Christie sat' and said loud
with emotion : ... . T . '
Bonnie, Bonnie, lad he and 1 beg
joor pardon : we were both to blame.
The school was hushed and still, as
other schools are apt to be when any
thing true and noble is being done
so still that they might have heard
Bonnie's big boy tear drop proudly
on his copy-book, as he sat enjoying
the moral triumph which subdued
himself as well as the rest; and when,
for the want of something else to say.
he gently said, "Master, forever V the
glorious shout of the scholars filled
the mans eyes with something behind
his spectacles, which made him wipe,
them before resuming his chair.