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VOL; 45.--NO 25.-
CLARKSVILLE, TENN., SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1874.
WHOLE NO. 2,312.
G. Itf. BYERS
always has a complete stock of
f - Tatenl, Medicines,"- f.
Taints, Oil and Glass,
Toilet lrticlev-.:2 '
31ank Books, ,
i Vi - iv- - - ' -
for sale low, wholesale or re
tail. .: v.
W. II. TURNLF.f. W. J. ELY
W. D..MERI WETHER. Jr.
TURNLEY, ELY & CO.
General Commission Merchants,
CLAItKSVILLE, - - - TENN.
Advances made on Tobacco in Store.
We have secured the services of Col.W.
F Young, the well-known auct loner.
Who will sell all of our Tobacco for us.
We have erected a iihed In New Provi
dence, opposite the storeof Messrs. Mcl)an
lel A Barbee, where we will receive tobacco
iud drav it to our warehouse free of charge
- for those persona who do not wish to haul
it to Clarksville. Messrs. McDaniel A Bar
liee will receive, weigh and receipt for To
bacco delivered at our shed in New r"rovl-
ct 1 "71 -tf.
Captain Jack Captured!
Owing to the Breaking cf a Worth
- If he had pur-
..ui.l nnf of
- . ' 1. W A
could have bid 2vas'
1 en mice to Gen.
Davis and the
dynasty at Wash
I liave a splen
did Block of Sad- V,
d lea, Krid lea.
Whips, Etc., of any kind desired at prices
which deiy roin(K'tiuua. ;iwuuhk m.
heat material nsed, and none hut the best
workmen employed. So come alone and
get t he worth of your money.
When you want auytliing in the above
line, be sure to call on
1YL Li. JOSLMT,
saddle and Harness Maker,
June H.73-ly. Clarksville. Tenn.
W. A. rARI.FJ.
w. m. daicim.
QUARLES & DANIEL,
Attorneys at. Law,
CLARKSVILLE, - - - TENN.
Will pract ice In the Courts of Montgom
ery and adjoining counties.
April 27, lT2-lf
MONO . I-URTOIf.
CHAS. W. TYT.ER.
LURTOM & TYLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice in the courts of Montgom
ery and adjoining counties
JL. W. HMPHRKTS.
B. n. JOHMSON.
nUlCEEZIS & JOHNSON,
Attorneys at Law,
Will regularly attend the courts of Stew
art. Houston and Montgomery counties
and the supreme Court at Nashville.
Jan. 10, T4 tf.
BARKER a COURTS,
Franklin St., Sign or Sugar Hogshead,
T. D. SCOTT,
This house is complete in all its appoint
ments, and the tablesupplied with t he best
I he market affords, at reasonable rates.
Jan. 29 'US-tf
Hides, Fars, Wool, Ginseng, and all
kinds or Metal,
Public Sqnare, CLARKSVILLE.
I am no candidate for ofllee, but will pay
cash for all articles in my line. Come
along with them.
Kept. 2ft, 1X7J-U
Dr. T. Berwick Lsgare,
ii rad 11 at e Balti more College I Vn tal Surgery
Emidi Third St.,Xt Fmnklia,
On Lot of Wm. M. Daniel.
Aug. 30. Ta-tf.
KICH"n ASPFRSON. B. S. BKINKHrkST.
ANDERSON & BRINGIIl RST,
COAL, HAT, GAHT, EBAN, ETC,
FRANK 1.1 X STREET
CLAUKSVILLE. - TENNESSEE.
Iec, 23. 1S72-IV.
H. IK. AGREE,
3d door East of the Episcopal Church.
HOME MADE CHAIRS.
I am now manufacturing and keep con- i
slant I v on hand a vanea mock oi centime
plit Bottom.Solid Cane.and Stool Bottom
('hairs. Also a va-iety of ltcklii Chairs
on hand, t halrsof any given dimensions
made to ortler.
IVrsons wishing good, strong. substantial
work, would do well to call and examine
Hhop and Hates rMm Crner
f t .miuf rrr and rirat ftitre1.!.
H. A. CrRRENT.
April 11. 1ST! tf.
w&. Blanks or eiery descrip
tion, for sale at tbls OfQre.
OP ALL DESCRIPTIONS,
AT 38'i FRANKLIN ST.,
OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE,
JMT t: COUTS & SON.
In connection with our Furniture Business, Ave keep a
full assortmenf of Metalic and WockI Burial
Wc have excellent Hearses
furnish Hacks when desired,
. Jao. F.
Feb. 21, 1874-tf. ' ' "? x
Staple and Fancy
JUST OPENED AT
EXTRA INDUCEMENTS OFFERED IN
Dress Goods, Bl'k Grenadines,
White Go ds, Hosiery,
CASSIMERES, SUITINGS, &C,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CARPETS,
.. NOVELTIES IN
Fans, Parasols, RufFs, Ties, Linen Seis, Collars, Cuffs, Etc,
Call goon for Bargains at
HARRISON, IYIASSIE, & CO'S.
April 11, lS74-lf. -
1 8 7 4 I
NEW CASH STOEE.
J. M. DABNEY,
IIILLMAN'S BLOCK, FRANKLIN ST., CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE,
Will open to-lay an Entire New Stock of
DRESS AND FANCY GOODS.
My Rtoek of PRESS GOODS will consist of the latest styles and ahades, from the
cheapest Lawns and UrenaUines to the
FINEST BLACK AND COLORED SILKS,
Embracing all the NEW FABRICS or the season. I also offer a large and full line of
White Goods, Piques, Lace Curtains, and Towels,
Napkins, Corsets. Silk, Linen and Lace Handkerchiefs, Ladies' Linen and Lace Collars,
Ruffs. Colnretts, New style Linen Sets with Ball Attachments, Neck-Scarfs, Hamburg
Edgings, Laces and Insertions, Fans, Tarasols, a full line of
He si cry, Kid and Lyslc Gloves.
A Inraestock of Flqnc Trimmlnc. ISraida, Ire Buttons, Thread, and a
Urneral Artm-nt or Aolion Uoodn. I design making mine emphatically the
Ladies' Store Clarksville
As I make a SPECIALITY of all the goods in heir line and Bt prices so low that I fear
GENTLEMENS' FURNISHING GOODS
I will alo offer to the trade at cheap rales a splendid assortment of all novelties in
iEKTfc' rrRXISIIIXtt OOOI. enmraHnR Wbltnd C olored Nhlrta, Coder-
Half Hose. Linen and Paprr t'ollara. Kektie, Haws, KnspeKdera,
r I shall t1r all of my slock ut T1IAX PAJiM PKI1 FOK
'ANI1 (ISLT. 1 will he glad to see my friends and all buyers, wanting new and
cheap goods. )ome and sec me and you will find out that I mean business. New goods
will be received daily. Respectfully,
.1. 31. rAI3TVEY,
March 2Sth, lsTI-tf.
STOVES, TINWARE, H 0 U S E-FU R H I S H I N G GOODS,
CHINA, GLASS AND QUEENSWARE.
KtWCANMOK, WOOD & CO.
' Are now in receipt of the largest stock and most complete variety of above Goods
! ever brought to this city, which they will sell, at wholesale or retail, as
i LOW AS ANY HOUSE IN THE WEST !
Special Attention to Roofing and Guttering.
PRICES LOW. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
March 21, 1874-tf.
T. HERN DON.
I- T. CJOLP.
HERHDON, GOLD k, CO.,
TOBACCO SAILSMES 1SD 6EKR.ll tOMUM SEETHim,
TRICES' LANDING, NEW PROVIDENCE, TENN,
Special attention paid to Inspection and Sale of Tobacco. Cash advanced on Tobacco
Sept. 13. lS73-ly
for city and country use. Will
and supervise preparation of
Gouts cfe Son.
V: l: WILLIAMS.
4 SPRING ADVERTISEMENT.
The Cheapest and Best Shoes
. erer offered In Clarksville.
Retailing at Wholesale Prices.
A Man's Full Stock Kip Brogan
A Ladles' Kip Shoe, $1 per pair
Read a rail List or Prices Below
Claeksvilli, Tenn., April 74.
!. Having met with such gratifying
success in the purchase of my Spring
Stock, I offer with pleasure and pride
my Spring Advertisement for the pe
rns 1 nt mv Rnstnmera and friends.
and am happy to inform the reader of
the decline in those inaigpensaDics,
Bodls and Shoes, and in every instance
wkava T liuva yaffi vw? Hinetion. I
have given my customers full benefit of
same by giving a corresponaing ac
count in the selling price, and not hold
np at regular market rates. On the
the major portion of my stock I can
give a deduction of from 10 to 50 cents
per pair. Bead a few of my prices:
A man's full stock Kip Brogan, $1 25.
A Calf 1 50.
Ladies' Kip Shoes, 1 00 .
The best Ladies' Calf Shoe m the
State 1 50. ' '
The above shoes are all real good.
T,o SI 9Z Tlrnmin cannot be boueht
for less money, wholesale or retail, in
any city in the". Union, lhere is no
shoddy work or material in the men's
$1 50 calf shoes, nor in the ladies
$1 00 kip shoes. They up honest,
good goods, and to be appreciated
must be seen: As to my $1 50 Ladies'
Calf Shoe, it is a gem of perfection
for th8 money, as the hundreds who
wore them last Fall will testify. This
Spring they are made from better stock
and the material is better. Call and
see my Ladies' Pegged Peerless Calf
no seam behind to rip are good
fitting shoes and are bound to wear
well. "Speed the Plow." The Farm-
era Plow Uoots ana onoes, aiso uucitie
Brogans, are very desirable goods and
are being offered at low prices. I offer
this Spring, for $2 25, as good .Ladies'
Cloth Shoes as there are in Clarksville,
Manufactured from the best English
lasting, Solid Leather Insole and
Counter.' This is no Eastern Shoe,
but real Custom Work was made this
side of New York City, and made
especially for V. L. Williams. Ihave
the exclusive handling of their Shoes
in Clarksville, and am authorized by
the Manufacturers to guarantee them
as above. Ladies, if you would save
from 5c tol 00 per pair, buy this
Shoe of V. L. Williams. I have the
largest and prettiest stock of Ladies'
Fine Shoes, Side Lace, Button and
Front Lace in French Kid, Cemo Kid,
Tampico Goat, Serge and Glove Kid,
ever offered in Clarksville,and am sell
ing them 25 to 50c per pair under reg
ular price. I offer for your inspection
from 3,000 to 5,000 pairs of Infants'
and Childrens' Black and Colored
Shoes and Slippers, including Blue,
DUD, iJronze, riUi.iesn, ou., muiuo
Lace, Button and Front Lace, and at
Extremely Low Prices. See these
Shoes, Ladies, before you buy as they '
are "very Pretty and Cheap.
AH of these liooas were Dougni irom j
the manufacturers at extremely low
figures. I will make it to the interest
of any one who will favor me with a
call. No man will sell you a better
Shoe than J do, and as to vchtch it the
cheapest, the people may decide.
W a chnv nnr Goods with nleasure
whether you buy or not, so don't fail
to look betore you Duy. sij ftore
room is No. 23, Franklin Street Call
and oblige, , '
1 ours very truly,
V. L. WILLIAMS.
April 4, 1374-tf.
Saddle and Harness
don.Gold.BruntyA Cos Warehouse for
the purpose of manufacturing
Saddles, Bridles, Harness, Etc.
I am now prepared with a good stock of
moiorioi ftiminh tha aame in the very
best style at moderate prices.
i respeciiouy 11 v. -patronage.
Repairing promptly attended
W' FRED. B0STELMANN.
, are delivering St. Bernard Coal.Wlth-
in the limits of the city, for 18 cents per
bushel. PiUsbnrg Coal, for SO cents per
bushel. Terms cash.
F. P. URACEY BKU.
J. J. HAMLETT
Manufacturej and Dealer in
HOUSE-rCRSISHIG WOODS, ETC
Franklin Street Dorris' old stand,
Erery description of Tinware
made op in good style.
IIOOFIXG and Gl TTEEIXG promptlj
Special Agent for
Wallace's Patent Grate
Steam-Washer; or TVomnn'u Friend.
M.A11 kinds ot repairing done,
jy- H. P. DORRIS will superintend th
Depot for all Patent Medi
cinesSimmons' Liver Reg
ulator, Vinegar Bitters, Hos
tetter's Bitters, Rangum
Root Liniment, Danforth's
Sanative Dentifrice, etc. We
sell all Patent Medicines,
Wholesale or Retail, at
OWEN & MOORE.
Try Byers' Extract Vanil
la and Lemon and you will
use no other.
For Pure Drugs, Chemicals
Patent Medicines, Paints,
Oils, Varnishes, Window
Giass. Pure Wines, Brandy,
Whisky, Pine Tea and Spices
call on OWEN & MOURE.
THE OLD riOXEEB.
BY THKODORK 0HABA.
IWrttten at the Grave of Daniel Boone, in
A dirge for the brave old pioneer !
Knight-errant of the wood !
" Calmly beneath the green sod here :
He rests from field and flood ;
The war-w hoop and t he pan ther'a screams
No more bis soul shall rouse.
For well the aged hnnterdreams
Beside bis good old spouse.
A dirge for the brave old pioneer! .
Hnsbed now hla rifle's peal
The dews of many a vanisbed'd year.
Are on his rusted steel; t
His born and poach Uemoldering "
Upon the cabin door
The elk rests by the salted spring, -
Nor flees the fierce wild boar.
A dirge for the brave old pioneer t
Old Druid ot the West!
His offering was the fleet wild deer,
Hla shrine the mountain's crest ;
Within bis willdwood temple's space
An empire's towers nod.
Where'erst. alone of all his race, "
He knelt to nature's Uod.
A dirge: for the brave old pioneer!
Columbus of the land !
Who guided freedom's proud career
Bevond the conquereu strand ;
And gave her pilgrim sons a home
No nionarctrsswa profanes.
Free as the chainleas winds that roam .
Upon its boundless plains.
A dirge for the brave old pioneer!
The muffled dram resound 1
A Warrior Is si umbering here
Beneath the battle groand ;
For not alone with beast of prey
The bloody strife be waged
Foremost where'er the deadly fray
Of savage combat raged.
A dirge for the brave old pioneer!
A dirge for his old spouse!
For her who blest bis forest cheer
And kept his birchen house.
Now soundly by her chieftain may
The brave old dame sleep on,
The red man's step is far away,
The wolfs dread howl Is gone.
A dirge for the brave old pioneer!
His pilgrimage is done: . ;
He hunts no more the grizzly bear
About tt.e sett ing sun.
Weary at last of chase and life
He laid him here to rest,
. Nor recks he now what sport or strife
- Would tempt htm further West.
A dirge for the brave old plneer!
The patriarch of his tribe!
He sleeps, no pompous pile marks where,
No lines his deeds describe.
' They raised no stone above hi in here,
; Nor carved his deathless name
An Empire is bis sepulchre,
His epitaph is Fame.
HOW IT HAPPENED.
I bare thought Bometimse I oneht
to tell how it happened. Not alto
gether for my own sake, though Thomp
son and Barton do look at me so oddly
when I meet them; as if they had mis
givings of my sanity. Everybody that
knows me looks sharp at me, as if they
were trying to . make out something.
And yet 1 have tried to hold my head
up and carrythe thing off like a man.
I have thought that alter awhile they
would think it was all right, or that it
was none of their business, anyhow.
But somebody else miphr. irpt intn
the same fix. It seems to me one of
the easiest things in the world, now. I
never used to have any idea of the
number of deaf unmarried women
there are. But I hear of them all
around ugrand always with a sigh and
a shudder of foreboding and sympathy
for somebody. I suppose they all mean
not to miss a proposal, whatever else
they fail to hear, just as
But I anticpate.
I could not possibly make up my
mind to sit down and tell the hoys
about it. I knew they would laugh in
my face, which I could not stand, or
try not to, which would be worse yet.
And I don't think there is any danger
that Henrietta will get hold of it in
the newspaper. "Whatever peculiari
ties she may have, I'll say that for her,
that she is not one of those kind of
women that spend their time reading
papers, magazines and novels. She at
tended to to her clothes and her back
hair most of the time, and gets herself
up pretty weHJ'too, considering that
But I wonder again.
I don't just know how it happened
that I called at Brown's that day. I
didn't think about going in, but I was
foingright by the door, and remem
ered how pleasantly the old gentle
man and his daughter had spoken to me
at a party a few nights before, and
asked me why I did hot come in as I
used to, and invited me to call oi'ten in
future. Besides I knew that pretty
Fannie Stuart, Brown's ward, and the
daughter of his step-son had graduat
ed at school, and would be coming
home to stay in a week or two, and it
would be well enough to go in once be
fore pshaw! What am I talking
about: I went to Brown's that day
because it was my fate. No man can
. I sent up my name and Henrietta
came into the parlor, looking exceed
ingly pleasant, and was very sociable.
I used to call there, but I had a gener
eral idea that she was a nice kind of
an old girl on the whole, though rath
er dressy and fussy, and youngish act
ing for her age, (Thompson; who
knows everybody's age, had said she
was past forty), and .1 thought it was
pretty well to have her like me pretty
well, in case I needed a friend in future
Well, I acted glad to see her, quite
flad. And she seemed pleased with it
knew she was hard of hearing, but
I spoke up loud and plain, ana she
seemed to understand what I said
about the weather, and the new Park,
and how full it was at Long Branch
last summer, and so on. Pretty soon
she said something about how long it
was since I was there last.
I said, " Yes, it was a good while,
though not so long as it seemed, either.
But I hope she did not think I'd for
gotten my friends, if I did stay away."
"Tried to forget? And why, Mr.
Parker? It certainly does seem a long
time," she murmured, looking down.
" I haven't much time to call my
own," I said, trying again, aud over
looking her mistake. " I have to make
the best of it, and I cannot go so often
as I would like to see people."
"She looked down again, and hesi
tated, and fidgeted, and I thought she
blushed. Pretty soon she said, rath
er archly, "Are you sure it was mak
ing the best of it to stay away and try
to forget me? How was 1 to know yo?
wanted to call me your own ? "
I tried again, beginnipg to feel sorry
for her. " None of my friends like
it, 1 said, that I am not devoted
and attentive to business, and see them
so little at their own houses. I am
sorry to offend them, but I feel it ne
cessary to see to myaffairspretty close
ly just now.
Henrietta simpered and hung her
head, and looked so very conscious
and gratified, that I knew she had mis-
understood me again, oeiore sne open
ed her lips.
She looked as if she expected some
thing more, some way, but after a mo
ment she said in ner sweetest tones,
" Well, dear Charles, if your devotion
is so great I don't think your friends
nntrht to be too much considered. As
you say, it is really none of their busi
ness, and you are capaDie oi attending
to your own affairs, and if they don't
invite us to their houses, why, 1 hope
we shall have a pleasant house of our
own. my desrest."
" How should I make her under
stand that I was only talking of com
monplace things, and making love to
T hpran asain. desperately. "I did
not expect to see your father the other
evening. 1 was piearca to una mm so
well and cheerful. When do you ex
pect your niece. Miss Stuart?"
"Yes, I think father will be pleased.
I have no doubt you can see him this
evening. As for Fanny, she is only
a little girl, you know, but I think she
will like it. " She always seemed to
think a great deal ofyou, and wouldn't
believe a word of your attentions to
Belle Smiley, even when I feared it
was true." I became determined to
end the misunderstanding, and yet I
wanted to do it pntly, for I thought it
would be a dreadful mortification to the
poor thing when she came to see her
I thought I, would speak of some
thing as far as possible from her
"These are serious times abroad,
said. " France and Germany are not
likely to have their trouble settled very
soon. Ike suffenne ot our country dur
ing the late war makes us feel for these
poor people. They haven't had much
to say about the political affairs which
led to the disturbances, and I suppose
the common soldiers are actuated by
the interest and patriotism tiat ourar
mies felt." I thought I would keep
on long enough for her to get the drill
or wnat 1 was saying. he listened
intently. I did not know then that she
never read the papers.
" It was very eood of vou to think
of spending some time abroad," she
replied. " But I am told it isn't safe
to go to France this year on account of
war, and, and as yon say, we shall be
the settled. I quite think under the
circumstances I should prefer a trip in
our own country, and as you suggest.
it shows patriotism.
The cold sweat stood on my fore
head, and I groaned. To be sure, I
was nearingmy thirty-second yearbut
I didn't want to get married, yet, and
if I did I did not want to marry her.
I thought if I went away, she would
think it all over, and known by my man
ner that she was mistaken. So I rose
and said I must be going.
"Give my respects to your father on
his return," I added. " I bidyougood
by for a short time only, for I shall
call next week to see him and pay my
respects to ill iss ranme.
" If you could stay a little longer,"
Henrietta said, rising, too, and coming
up close to me, " he will be home to
dinner and you need not return to see
him. But what a hury you are in."
laying her hand on my arm, " to talk
about a very short time. You know I
will have to get ready. I will do as
well as I can, since you urge it, but
next week is entirely too soon. Yes,
I'll give your respects to Fannie. She
is coming home in a week or two. so
she will beat the wedding! She is a
sweet child. But, oh, Charles, to think
that you loved me all this long time
and stayed away, trying to forget me,
when I loved you so much ! " and as I
started to cross the room she threw
herself right into my arms and her own
so tight around my neck that I could
not help her kissing me. Just then the
door opened and old Brown came in.
" Never mind, Charley Parker, nev
er mind," he shouted. "I've seen
such doin's before in my life. It's all
right, my boy. Don't look so confused.
You're a steady, sensible fellow, and
Henrietta is a eood eirl. and she'll
make you a good wife, if she is a little
the oldest. Vou want my blessing, of
course, and you shall have it Now
come in to dinner, and we'll hear the
rest of it if you've got anything to tell
Charles was coming to tell you to
night, father," said Henrietta, hanging
on my arm with both hands, "and he
says he has loved me so long and did
not dare to let me know ! "
Though dreadfully embarrassed, I
began to feel relieved, for he was not
deaf, and I could make him compre
hend the terrible mistake.
" Mr. Brown," I began, stammering
awkwardly, " can I see you a few min
utes alone ? There are some things I
must say to you, and Miss Henrietta
will excuse us."
" Oh, no, Charley, never mind," he
interrupted, " I know you and your
family and about what your chances
for the future are. Never mind the
formalities ; it's all satisfactory to me
if it is to Henrietta, and I judge ha!
ha! by what I saw awhile ago that she
"But, Mr. Brown," I exclaimed,
horrified, " I don't want to get mar
ried ! I hadn't thought about it! I
never was acquainted with Miss Brown.
She hasn't quite understood me. I I
I did not ask her to marry me I "
His countenance changed; first to
perplexity, then to dignity and severity-
"Do I understaud that you have
been trifling with my daughter, sir?
If you did not ask her to marry you
I should think it about time, at least,
that you arrive at that formality.
Zounds, sir, I don't understand you
either! A father has a legal redress
in such circumstances, sir ! '
I began to despair of finding any
way to make them understand.
Henrietta still clung to me, hearing
about half we said, smiling, self-satisfied
and affectionate. At the change
in her father's manner, Henrietta said,
coaxingly, "Now, father, I told Charles
you would be pleased. I thought you
liked him, and told him so when he
The clearest thought I had just then
was to get away. Some other time
would be better in which to set things
right. I tried to speak calmly and
coucilitatindy and trust to a future op
portunity of explaining to the old gen
tleman how his daughter's infirmity
was at the bottom of it all, so I said :
" I have not meant to deceive your
daughter, sir, nor do I wish to do so.
I will defer the communication I
wished to make to you till another
time. I must go now, I will see you
again very soon. Good-morning,"
And I started for the hat-rack.
Henrietta put her arms around my
neck and kissed me again as I reached
for my hat. I could not help it. I
don't suppose she could. I don't sup
pose she ever had a chance of kissing
any man but her father before, and the
poor, sanguine, gushing old thing
thought she was engaged to marry me.
1 was so dumbfounded at the state
of affairs that I don't know how I got
away. But I was in the street walk
ing home, engaged to Henrietta Brown,
and with her father's consent, in less
than an hour from the time I went
I did not go to see Brown that night
nor the next day northe next Nor did
did I write though I tried two or three
times. The truth is my nerves were so
unstrung, I could not bear to think
about it. And it was no more than the
truth when I sent word to the store
that I was sick, and went to bed on the
The next morning came a note from
Brown. They heard of my sickness at
my place of business where he had
called to see what had become ot me.
lie was very sorry. Henrietta was
very anxious and frightened, and would
come to see me during the day.
There isn't much more to tell. Hen
rietta was very affectionate, and no
matter what I talked about she under
stood me to be talking of ourselves and
our marriage. She was not to blame
Mr. Brown came in the evening and
told me how pleased the family was
with the engagement, and hoped I would
be able to go op to the house next day
and stay until I felt better.
I gave it up. I went up to the house
in Brown's carriage, and was dully con
gratulated. I let Henrietta set the day. It was
four weeks off.
1 thought I could run before that
time, but I didn't.
Fannie Stuart came demurely np to
us after the eetcmony, and called me
I am married. I submit, bravely,
uncomplaingly, even meekly.
But bachelors, be careful to take
somebody with you when you call on
ladies in the waning spinister-hood, if
you have a suspicion that they are hard
of heari ng. E. R. M.
Soms nnscrnnulous trifler lately
cotned Walt Whitman's "Prayer of
Columbus," and sent it to a western
paper for publication. The editor de
clined it, with the remark : " If the
author will leave whisky alone, he may
yet rise to be the chief deck-hand, of a
Another Mystery Sohed by the De
The St Louis Republican, of the
2Sth, says :
There was rreat activity amonir tha
detectives yesterday morning in conse
quence ot a dispatch received by Uapt
Burgess, acting Chief of Police, from
tne conductor ot the tram coming
west on tne V andalia road, irom In
dianapolis. The dispatch stated that
A MYSTERIOUS TRCXK,
checked through to St Louis, was in
the baggage-car, and smelled so offen
sively as to induce the belief that it
contained a dead and decomposing
body. The dispatch gave the number
of the check, ISO, stating that the
owner of the trunk was on board, and
suggesting that somebody should be at
the depot to attend to the matter.
Capt Burgess promptly communicated
with Detective Sergeant Harrigan, who
at once detailed Detectives Eggs, Arm
strong and Stiles to work up the case.
It will be remembered that from
time to time trunks containing the
DISJOINTED REMAINS OF .VCRDERED
i. ii .- .
nave Deen cnecked over the various
roads of the country, and forwarded
from point to point, so as to baffle the
vigilance of the police. Prominent
among these, we may refer to the hor
rible case in which the body of the
unfortunate girl was stowed away in a
trunk by the infamous abortionist
Rosenswei.. recently released from
Sing Sing, and that other instance,
many years ago in New York, in which
Colt was proven to have been the
murderer, and to have packed the re
mains of his victim, Adams, in a large
case and shipped them by the New
lork Central Railroad. Ihese and
similar cases well known to the police.
added to the positive language of the
telegram trom the train on its way
here, incited the detailed officers to
great activity and vigilance, and pro
duced no little excitement among those
in the police lorce who were admitted
to the secret.
The train being due over the river
at luiO, the detectives were assigned to
their several duties. One was to "pipe"
the owner to his stopping-place, while
the others were to identify the trunk
and follow it to its destination, and
connect it beyond all question with the
man who held the check, immediate-
y on the arrival of the train, the de
tectives boarded it and found the mys
terious trunk in the baggage-car. The
stench proceeding from it was of that
sickening character which overcomes
the stoutest stomach, and denes de
scription. Indeed, it had been so of
fensive that the bacgage-master of the
train had been compelled to put out
his stove fire. Nothing but the confi
dence in the commission of
' A DARK AND BLOODY CRIME,
of which that trunk held the horrible
proof, eould have induced him to per
mit it to remain there. The owner
was at once pointed out to the officer,
and from that moment he was "shad
owed" to his hotel. The detective got
into the omnibus with him and rode
by his side to the Southern, where he
was to wait until the trunk and its con
tents had been examined and the order
came to make the arrest.
The man of apparent respectability
having surrendered his cheek, the
trunk was not placed in the transfer
wagon, but was taken in a small baggage-wagon
to the Yandalia office on
the northeast corner of Fourth and
Chestnut, where it was at once taken
to a private room for the purpose of
being opened. The stench was almost
insupportable; indeed. Detective Stiles
became so affected with the nauseating
effluvia that he had to leave the room.
Capt. Burgess, Sergt O'Neill and De
tective Armstrong were present and
attempted to open the trunk with
skeleton keys, but none of the many
they had with them would work. They
then procured a jimmy, which in a
few trials under the skillful hands of
the officers, pried the lid of the trunk
A SIGHT REVEALED ITSELF
which caused the stoutest man there
to fall back in astonishment with his
hands over his nostrils. It was a sight
never to forget, and an odor never to
find the equal of. No bloody remains
of a mangled corpse were there, but
instead half a dozen Limburger
The respectable man at the South
ern Hotel who is a brewer or a saloon
keeper on his way home was not ar
rested. An Extraordinary Snake Story.
A subscriber who resides in Mecklen
burg, gives us the following details of
an extraordinary snake yarn, which he
assures us is true :
About a week ago, during the warm
season which prevailedat that time, our
informant's attention was attracted to
a barn yard by a general stampede and
clatter among the poultry, all which
were rushing with extended wings and
elongated necks toward the residence,
with the exception of a favorite game
rooster that seemed to be engaged iu
furious combat with some unseen foe.
Drawing nigh, the gentleman discover
ed that it was a large snake, bleeding
profusely about the head and striking
blindly and vehemently in every direc
tion. The rooster's expertness was
such as to aivoid ail the strokes but
one, whichfell Bide-long, inflictiogonly
partial force, but sufficiently strong to
prostrate the gallant chanticler. Re
covering his feet, he displayed admir
able strategy in taking advantage of
his foe, and inflicting with his keen
spurs two additional blows upon his
antagonist The snake, finding that he
was becoming worsted in the contest,
attempted to the retreat when the
fentleman dispatched him with a stick.
Jpon examination, it was discovered
that toe snake had hve distinct gashes
upon his body, of which he would
doubtlessly have died.
As a specimen of game, we think
the instance herein displayed will chal
lenge comparison with any on record.
Beauties of Grange Life.
A Kentucky Patron sayg; The
Order of the Patrons is the only asso
ciation that orginates. exists and works
with its members in their daily avoca
tions. It ia a part of the farmer's life.
It does not call him from his work to
put his mind on any other subject, but
tends to recreation in his daily duties,
and, by cheerful instruction, the light
en aud elevate his labor. Its teach
ings are the loftiest man can seek. It
does not interfere with bis religious or
political views. In morality it seeks
the highest point. Honesty is inculca
ted, education natured, charity is a
prominent characteristic, temperance
is supported and brotherly love culti
vated. It is designed to bind the
farmers together in fraternity and, by
encouraging education, advance to a
higher state of perfection the science
of agriculture. We aim to encourage
the planting of fruit and flowers, by
which to enhance the value and in
crease the attractions of our homes
adorning them with those beauties so
lavishly given us by the God of nature.
There is no calling more elevating
to the mind than that of agriculture,
when viewed as instructed in our
An intelligent observer says : " The
woman's crusade on whiskey saloons is
evidently about over. The epidemic
for raiding baa almost spent its force.
There are a number of places where dai
ly visitsare still made, but the raid does
not have the fervor of a revolution any
longer, and the number engaged be
come weak from desejtion and exhaustion,
DIRECT TRADE OI0X.
To The Patrons of Husbandry of the
The organization of the Direct Trade
union nas oeen enecieo. .taiagrana
scheme is the conception ot the r
trons of Husbandry, and under their
fostering care it will be consummated
The benefits will not be confined to
them, but, beginning with the greatest
amelioration of the condition of our
farmers and planters, the good of the
organization will be felt throughout
our whole society. All classes will
share in the grand result; but to the
tillers of our soil we appeal to make
this effort of the Patrons of Husband
ry in behalf of our greatest interest, i
splendid success from the start
Long have you suffered from nnne
cessary burdens. The time has come
for your release. The way is direct
and sure out of your troubles. Mil
lions may be saved to the men who
earned them by hard, honest work
This may be done by direct trade
through our own cities, merchants, and
agents. The present circuitous chan
nels by which the productions of our
sou and labor reach the consumer are
not the result of any necesary law of
trade. They are arbitrary, and are ad
verse to the interest of producer, man
ufacturer and consumer.
Let us resolve that what we raise
shall take the most direct routes to our
final markets, and the sales return
through as few tollgates as possible to
our pockets. We mean no hostility to
any man, class, or section. We only
propose to protect ourselves. Difficul
ties there will be, and discouragements,
and much hard work, in the accomp
lishment of onr object; butthe indefi
nite value of the success will be worth
all that it will cost, and far more tha a
human foresight can estimate.
Capital will be needed, and that can
be raised by the divided and general
support which the granges of this
State, and the Southern States should
feel it their interest to give. A good
amount has already been subscribed.
More is required. Every grange in
Georgia should feel that direct trade
was of the last consequence to our suc
cess as farmers and planters, and feel
it to- be a privilege to contribute, by
liberal subscriptions, to the success of
the enterprise. A moderate contribu
tion on the part of every grange would
make'the union an assured success.
We look to our brethren of other
cotton States for aid and co-operation.
They are no less interested than the
farmers and planters of Georgia. Lend
us your help, brethren.
Speaking for the officers, directors,
all who have taken part in this organ
ization, we pledge our words that what
you entrust to us shall be used for your
good tor the liberation, redress, and
independence of the planters and far
mers of the South, and for a commercial
reform which will impart new life and
activity to our cities, and be reflected
in the prosperity or every department
Subscriptions will be taken by note,
payable on the 1st of October next in
cash or cotton. Bring the subject be
fore yonr councils ; canvass for sub
scriptions to stock ; urge all to help
the enterprise; communicate the result
to ns, and apply for any information
you may need. A. H. t olqcitt,
rresident IMrect trade Lnion.
Atlanta, Ga., April 13,1874.
Give a Little.-A very learned
judge was once asked what he would
do if a man owed him ten pounds and
refused to pay. His reply was worth
remembering by those who are quick
to take offence and begin a quarrel.
He said :
" Rather than bring a n action again! t
him with its eosts and uncertainty, I
would give him a receipt in full of all
demands ; yea, and I would send him
five pounds over to cover all possible
That was his conclusion after exten
sive observation on the matter of go
ing to law.
Two millers, whose mills were on
the same stream, went to law about a
trifle connected with the water-power.
It made" but a few dollars difference
with either of them, but both were too
obstinate to give np the point. So they
they kept it in the courts until the law
yer of one took the upper mill for his
pay, ana tne lower mm ien into me
hands of the other miller's lawyer. It
is not likely the lawyers kept np the
it is not always wise to be too deter
mined on having all our rights. It is
better to "give a little " than to quar
rel. If one " smites you on the right
cheek," it is better to " turn the other
also " than to strike back. Quarrel
some children are very likely to make
quarrelsome men and women. " Leave
off contention betore it is meddled
with," is a Divine direction.
Garfield on Newspapers.
In the discussion in the House of
Representatives on the franking privil
ege. Wr. uarneid, or Uhio, said be
would vote lor that part ot the bill al
lowing free transmission to weekly
newspapers in the county of their pub
lication. The whole country newspa
per press had been almost fatally crip
pled by the repeal of the franing priv
ilege. In his judgment the 5,000 week
ly newspapers of the country were the
best real exponents of public opinion.
A man who climed to the fifth story of
a metropolitan newspaperatll o'clock
at night and slashed off an editorial
and sent it off to the conn try, called
that the public sentiment ot the Amer
ican people. In country newspapers
the editor, a quiet sensible man, who,
in the course of the week, saw men
from every township in the country,
and had his mind filled with the best
thoughts of his country, wrote notices
and editorials during the week gave
more ot the public sentiment of that
county than all the metropolitan jour
nals of the Lotted &Utes could give of
that county. The repeal of the frank
threatened to carry down with it a very
largo number of country papers that
could hardly live if the present order
of things continued.
A New Comet.
The discovery of a new bright comet
is announced by the Academy of
Sciences, Vienna, in 21 hours and 23
minutes right ascension south, 6 de
grees 56 minutes declension. An ob
server at Yonkers, N. Y., states that it
is nearly globular, about two minutes
in diameter, with a decided condensa
tion toward the center. In brightness
it is above the average, but it does not
in other respects present any notable
difference from objects of its class.
Its position at 4 o'clock A. M., of April
14, was approximately: Right ascen
sion. 21 hours, 16 minutes, 31 seconds;
south declination, 5 degrees, 15 minutes.
Its motion is toward the north and
An observer in this city states,
April 17, that it rises at 2 A. M. east
one half south. Half an hour earlier
on April 24. It is a telescopic
A colored Mississippi legislator
lately proposed a bill to make each
member of the legislature, present and
future, a bona-fide attorney and coun
sellor at law. His reasoning was
direct : "For," said he, "if we know
enough to make de laws, why, don't
we to practice um ?"
When you hear a man aay the world
owes hire a living, don't leave any
hams lying around loose.
Never dine in excitement because
the blood is called to the brain which
ought to go to aid digestion.
Save the Babies.
The popular Science Monthly ha
this item, which will be good reading
"One of the great dangers attend
ing the use of the various sedatives
employed ia the nursery is that they
tend to produce the opium habit.
ing and quieting effects to the action of
opium, aud the infant is by them given
a mormid apetite for narcotic stimu
lants. The offering for sale of such
nostrums should be prohibited, as
tending to the physical and moral de
terioration of the raH In Tii.i;,.
mothers give to their infants pills con
taining opium, and the result is a lan
guid, senssal race of hopeless debauch
ees. In the United States the poison
ous dose is administered under anoth
er name, but the couseouenee will
probably be the same."
Our farmers will do well to look with
a supicious eye on stranger. .lust
now a set of men are going around the
country representing themselves to be
agents of the Grangers and ofecin to
sell for cash goods to arrive at verv
low prices. Thev offer coffe anrar
dry goods or anything else at tempting
ly low prices, and the accomplished
scamps have such a business air about
them that they are likely to deceive
the unsuspecting. They go through all
the formality of bargaining and care
fully Uking down your orders in a
memorandum book, give a receipt with
business air and tell von about what
time the goods may be expected. It is
useless to say you will never see these
middle-men again una vou never seethe
goods. The best way is to deal with
men you know and then if there is any
thing wrong you can go back on them.
The reclamation of land and utiliz
ing it. thus making waste places pro
ductive, is one of the economical
modes a farmer has of reducing the
proportion of his taxes to production.
Thousands of acres of orost productive
lands lie idle and taxes are paid on them
in almost every State, the net product
resultiogfrom the reclamation of which
would pay the entire taxes ef the far
mer. Often the best lands on the farm
are thus wasted worse than wasted'
for the want of a little vim and enter
prise on the part of the owner. It
should be a rule with all farmers not
to own an acre of ground that does not
pay him a profit (either by production
or appl ication in value) on its assesteil
valuation. No business man can afford
to keep such land if he has active and
profitable nse of hi capital. Ameri
What fa a Blooded Horse!
He is a horse having more than an
ordinary amount of drops or po-end.-t
of blood in his system, in proportion
to the size and weight This large
amount of blood acts upon his system
through a large heart and correspond
ly large arteries and veins ; and put in
motion, it acts to driving him to speed,
the same as an increased amount of fire
under the boiler drives off a greater
amount of steam, and makes the ma
chinery go faster. This large amount
of blood also acts in refining the akin,
making it and the horse of less blood;
it refines and gives elasticity to the
muscles, the feet, etc.; it refines
the entire horse, making strong the
vaulable parts, and fitting the whole
system for speed and endurance. Live
The Loouisville Courier-Journal, in
referring to tho General Conference
and the Episcopal bench, has the fol
lowing about our Nashville Bishop:
Bishop Holland N. McTyeire was
born to rule. His person is command
ing, bis will strong and his self-reliance
thorough. He knows the law,
and be abides by it ; he is solid as gran
ite, and firm as solid ; he is reticent al
most to a fault, and his very reticence
causes him to be misunderstood. He
is a fast and true friend, and possesses
under a comparatively cold exterior a
heart glowing with warmth, throbbing
with love to all his race, As he is slow
cf speech, he has to be heard often in
the pulpit to be fully appreciated. He
is about fifty-nine years old, and has
been Bishop eight years.
The supreme court of Tennessee
has recently made the following im
portant diecisions :
First The statutes of Tennessee
giving State aid to railroads, and giv
ing the State a lien upon the road-bed,
fixtures and appointments of the road,
do not confer upon the State any right
paramount to that of the owner of the
land from which it has been taken with
out compensation and without his con
sent Second When the land of the citi
zen has been taken under the right of
eminent domain tor a railroad, without
compensation and without his consent,
and he has exhausted his remedy at
law against said company, he may
go into a court of equity and obtain an
injunction against the further opera
tion of said road over his land until
his damages are paid.
Mrs. Anna M.FiTznuaH.whe died
at her home at Alexandria, Ya., a few
days ago, bestows the bulk of herprop
perty upon the children of the late
General R. E. Lee, relatives of her
husband, by whom it was bequeathed
to her. She was worth two hundred
thousand dollars in bonds, stocks and
money, in addition to large landed es
tates. Postal Cards are so extremely popu
lar in this country that although it is
not long since they were introduced,
the enormous number of one hundred
millions have been printed and is
sued. Yocno wife "George, dear, you
have taken a single ticket for mamma,
have you not?" "Of course, my dear,
whoever heard of tak ing a return ticket
for a mother-in-law ?"
The editor of a New York child's
paper recently received a letter from a
subscriber in which was written, "Our
Annie died last week, after reading the
last number of your valuable paper."
A LADY in Indiana baa died of
trichiansis. The account says "she
was a lovely lady." Without doubt
but try to picture to yourself a pure
and lovely being swallowing raw pork.
Illinois has extended to married
women every right but that of suffrage.
They can keep their own earning, and
transact business with their huabands
as with strangers.
The debt of Nashville is a cool
$1,000,000. Radical thieves did the
work. Nashville ought to have
Demoeratio Mayor or quit the business.
"I BAY." said a. rough fellow to
fop with conspicuous bow-legs "I
say. don'tyouhaveyour pan taloona cat
with a circular saw "f"
The names of 1,053,542 persons are
registered who have died in New
York city within the last sixty-one
"Never skedaddle," was the no
classical text ot a Congregdi onalist
minister in Massachusetts recently.