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VOL. 42. NO 33
CLARKSVILLE, TEM.y SATURDAY, JANUARY 9,1875.
WHOLE NO. 2,H5.
1 " OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS,
AT NO. 38 FRANKLIN ST.,
JNO. F. COUTS & SON:
In connection with our Furniture Business, we keep a
assortment of Metal ic and Wood Burial
CASKETS AUD CASES.
Wc have excellent Hearses for city and country use. Will
furnish Hacks when desired,
Feb.! 21, 1874-tt
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS,
Itfos. 11 and 12, Franklin St.
Clarksville, -- Tennesse e
We ake pleasure in informing the public that we have now open the
most complete stock of DRESS GOODS,
SHAWLS, SKIRTS, FLANNELS, NOTIONS, ETC.
to be found i a the market. Special attention has been paid to the selection
Boot andShoe Department
Custommade and Eastern for Ladies, Gent's, Misses and Child
ren, and we are enabled to offer rare inducements. -
IN MEN'S AND BOYS CLOTHING,
Piece Goods and Hats, we have the most attractive lino ever exhibited in
his market. Our '
are as popular as ever. In the purchase of stock our means give us rare ad
vantages in securing our selections at the lowest figures, which fact enables
us to furnish our patrons with supplies at the most reasonable prices.
Notwithstanding the gloomy outlook we have purchased very largely, and
we intend to ofier our goods at prices that will move them ; they are marked
douj to suit hard times, and if our friends will favor us with a call they will
be convinced that we mean what we nay. Country merchants will be supplied
at the lowest market rates. Respectfully,
Bio oh. Brothers.
Our Salesmen nre A. RI.nAM. M . W. VM,I AJtT,KOBX H AISHART. I.
NTK41N. i. i.i:ukiii:ku, bailey baukkoale, w. t., aekitt,:haj.
Sign, Two Shade Trees.
Oct. 3. '74-11
New FALL Stock
HRS.H0D3S0H & HISS HACUIRE,
Are offering a Large and Elegant Assortment of Latest Novelties in
Hats and Bonnets,
Trimmed or Plain. Also a Choice Selection of Fine
PARIS FLOWERS LACE S
Novelties In KnlTs, Tics,
PARASOLS, KID ULOYES, VAILS, ETC.
LINEN COLLARS AND CUFFS,
CORSETS AND LADIES' UNDERWEAR,
Heal Hair Goods,
Choice Selections, all of which will be sold at Popular Trices, at
HOIJCJKOrV fc MAGUIRE.
(W. I". S7t-tf
CJI jAI J ivs vnis,
Spkciai. Attention Paid to Sampling and Selling LeafTobaccO;
- I,IImt:I rush Advances made on
ll. KM Kill Iv
NEW CARRIAGE FACTORY I
Cor. Commerce and Third
IInvini( a good stock of material, we are
vehicle uu suorl notice.
FIBST-CLASS IN STYLE, MATERIAL AND AV0RKMANS1IIP
Wc ro-Kpccl fully solicit share of the
ni i-iiil,-l ui. ii nd ciiuiut's rca.:ouuOlc
and supervise preparation of
Couts & Son.
Scarfs. SASH RIBBONS,
M. C. MILLION
Sis., Clarksville, Tenn.
prepared to furnish the public any kind of
public patronage. ItKlMIRISU promptly
1 t'i. 5, Tl-biu
.Usually at this season of the year
sirable goods having been picked out. I take pleasure in saying to my
friends and the public at large I am now in reception of a line of nice new
Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps, &c, which I am offering at greatly reduced
prices. In some grades or gooas Having large srocits on nanu x am ouerwg
some unparalleled good bargains. See my stock before buying elsewhere.
The prices have been generally reduced since the beginning of the New
Year. Thanking all my friends and patrons for past favors and wishing them
all a happy and prosperous New Year,
P. S. To those who have not been
would say, give ine a trial this year and see if I don't do as well or better than
I advertise and if after trying me I fail to give satisfaction then you can
return to vour former place of trading. The public don't know where they
can cet the best bargains until they have
t iid and rem mber ,
W. M'FADDEN & CO.,
IFL ES ID O O
CliABKSVILLE, TENN. '
Having taken the above location for the
we are opening a . , . : ,t
Merchant Tailoring Goods !
to which we respectfully call the attention of
W e Intend to net up our worK in a jie eium
house in the country. Gentlemen are invited
HARRISON, MASSffi & CO.
ARE NOW BEIEIY1XG THEIR
WHICH WE PROPOSE TO SELL
AT AS LOW PRICES AS
Our stock is large and well assorted, including all the novelties of the season.
Black Alpacas and Mohairs
WE CHALLENGE THE WORLD ON.
Ladies purchasing these goods will find it to their interests to examine
our stock before buying.
"We wish to call attention of merchants to our new brand
BROWNSVILLE AA, 44 BROWN
Of which we are agents and will supply you
AT FACTORY PRICES.
Yours Very Respectfully,
HARRISON, MASSIE & CO.
Oct. 3, 1874-tf.
ALW1RD k, ORRSLL,
(Successors to J. A. Irvln.)
Manufacturers of the
At the Old Stand, just East
Tii .uja ,.nr.. irnwrt fhrr.npliont
The Drcseut linn have been connected with
icen years. . jueyciuuu m m .uuiuu..'j
Oieiimelve to make an eood work ius can be
KEPAIKIAUUOUe Willi UlspaiCIl,
uer, at price as low a any.
A ulttrA txf mii
I respectfully Undermy thanks to my
agements for the pasl tweniy-eiKni years,
public as good workmen auu deserving gcuuemcu. -
STOKES, TIHWARE, H0USE-FURHISH1HG GOODS,
CHINA, GLASS AND QUEENSWARE.
Are now in receipt of the lnrgert stock
ever brought to this city, which they will
LOW AS ANY HOUSE IN THE WEST !
Special Attention to
PRICES LOW. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
March 21, 1871-tf. .
Manufacturer and Importer of 11 Description, of
Monuments, Statues, Vases, Mantles, Headstones.
I am importing direct from the Manufacturer, at ABEBBEEK, SCOTLAND,
SCOTCH GRANITE MONUMENTS
RED and GREY, which for durability and finish Is nnsnrpassed. Persons desiring
work will find it to their advantage to see inv work and prices before purchasing.
Orders solicited and SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Large stock of finished
work on hand to select from. 1'ltICKK AS
AUS. 80. l673-tf.
stocks run low, the best and most de
I am . t
. Li. iuulassio.
trading with me this past year I
looked around. Please remember
, . V. L. WILLIAMS. ,
jFS. ZTJJ- 3E3 3Et ,
purpose of conducting a first-class house,
the citizens of Clarksville and vicinity.
ic mc j w
to call and examine our stock.
IX THE UNITED STATES.
Celebrated Irvin Wagon,
of the Methodist Church.
the country, and recommend themselves.
the Old htalllhment for the past Beven-
procured in any market, and at competing
milium reslMMftfull V Holicited.
IIIIU HI! WUIK nunc 111 t muuuiiuui j ""
ALWAltD A ORREIX.
pntrons and frieuds for their liberal encour
and most complete variety
sell, at wholesale or retail.
of above Goodn
Roofing and Guttering.
LOW as any establish uieul in the telales.
, For the Chronicle. . .
ESTIE'S ' CONFESSION
Well ! well, tere I am, twenty-seven
years old and not married. I wonder
why that little elf, Estie Lynn, so de
lights to torment me; ehe certainly
knows I am in love withher. In love,
yea, I, Dick LeMays, bachelor, am in
love, and that too with the prettiest,
sauciest, little black-eyed, black-haired
piece of feminine impertinence extant,
and she, the little vixen, doesn't care
j the snap of her finger for me. Now
here is her reply to the note ,1 sat up
all last night to write to send with that
bouquet, and destroyed half a quire of
paper in so doing. . J ust listen':
Mr. Dick will accept my thanks for the
This is what I call huge. Call me
Mr. Dick. !Does not say they are
pretty. I'll send her some more per
haps. . ' ,
This was the self communion of
Dick LeMays., as he entered his room
on returning from a walk after supper,
and seated himself in agrcat arm chair
by such a cosy fire as bachelors only
know how to keep. Everything lay
around the room in characteristic con
fusion of a bachelor's den, showing
what systematic house keepers men are
to be sure, and at the same time exhib
iting with what perfect facility they can
find a hat, coat, wrap, pen or slippers
when not displaced by the invading
care of woman. "
Dick LeMays looked around his
room with great seeming gratification
as he again muttered: M Whata truly
happy people we men would be, if we
did not have 6ome evil genius in the
shape of woman to annoyus with their
never ceasingcare. "I hope I will never
have one to jezebel it over this house
hold; but then- there is that bother-
so'me Estie Lynn continually thrusting
her mischievous face before me and
upsetting all my sage resolutions. I'll
call Larry, may be she told him some
thing. With this he rang the bell.
rescntly it was answered by one en
tering and enquiring:
"Did yese call yer honor?"
les, .Larry, what did the young
ady say when you gave her the note
and bouquet?" !
iSLesaid enough to me self, she did."
What was it?" j
Something I am not likely to for
get soon, sure. '
"Well what was it, idiot?"
"Begorrah, her own word ; she called
me an idiot."
" She did, what was that for ?"
"For the reason the young lady
thought I was rude."
Now, Larry, enough of this foolish-
v ..it . .
ness. i want you to ten me what tne
young lady said about the note and
bouquet. Do you understand?"
"It is me self that does entirely."
"She axed me who it was from, and
axed her if she could not read." .
"You did, blockhead?"
"Yes, and she called me that too. I
thin axed her if hc would be after
writing you a littlo IoViF letter to oul
"Another one of her words. When
she brought me the scrap of paper, it
was me self as wanted to know if she
was not going to send your honor a
"Begorrah, her own word, as she
slashed a glass of water in me face."
"Get out of my sight."
"Holy Mother, but he knows already
what the young lady said."
"Be gone, you mass of impudence."
"They were her parting words tome,
as I left wid me note," said Larry, as
he backed out of the room.
Dick arose and said, "I'll go and see
Estie to-night and tell her that the
wretch has not half sense. -1 never
saw such a jackanapes before." lie
picked up his hat and hurried from
the room with the evident intention of
putting his design into execution.
Dick was as he said twenty-seven; he
had lost his father, and mother when
he was just twenty-one.
His father, a commission merchant
in the city of C, had by hard work
and economy accumulated a respecta
ble fortune, and just as he was getting
in a condition to eujoy it, death claimed
him for his victim ; his wife, who for
years had been an invalid, did not long
survive him, so in one short month.
Dick LeMays found himself bereft of
both his parents. His father left him
about ten thousand dollars in money,
a good city residence, and a mind
habituated to the routine of business.
He placed his money at interest, rent
ed out his house, took a room at the
hotel and obtained a situation as clerk
in the bank of Mr. Casliall in C. He
had now passed six yearsas a bachelor,
living up to, but never going beyond
He had never in all this time felt
the thrust of Cupid's dart, and that
was strange, as he was considered em
inently handsome by the ladies, being
near six feet tall, of splendid form,
dark curly hair, black eyes, and ex
quisite mustache and regular features,
features molded into that peculiar
shape which evinces good sense as well
Dick had the highest appreciation of
the ladies, and had enjoyed their so
ciety generally till about four months
ago. when there had been quite a stir
among the beaux and belles of C, by
the advent of a new beauty in their
midst. The new comer was Estie
Lynn, who was spending the Summer
in C, with an aunt, and to her resi
dence Dick, wended his way when he
left his room for the purpose of ex
plaining Larry's conduct
Who is Larry? He is one of those
corrigible, irrepressible Irishmen
who occasionally obtain employment
as servants solely for the purpose, of
teasing the very life out of their
employers, with the least possi
ble chance of redress, and yet who
when once emplo3-ed, stay till their
own elected time to leave. Larry had
been with Dick, four years, and had
been discharged once for every half
year of his stay, but had never made
it convenient to leave.
As soon as LeMays reached the
street he hurried to Mrs. Leigh's, Es
tie's aunt. Her house was one of
those ediffices the munificent hands of
generous wealth delight to rear, to
gratify the taste for ease and ele
Mrs. Leigh was a widow, with but
one child, who was a young man of
great promise; while she was one of those
noble women whose good sense teiches
them to bear calamities with fortitude.
as well as not to be spoiled by the lib
eral hand of good fortune. Though
near fifty years of age, she was stil
hale and hearty and much beloved by
a large . circle of friends. At an
early age her son had been left entire
ly to uer guidance and she had used
every exertion to fit him for a usefu
station in life, and was gratified by
seeing that her labors had not been in
When Dick reached Mrs. Leigh's
he was ushered into the parlor, where
Estie soon joined him. After the
greetings of the evening, Dick said
Miss Estie, I have called to apolo
gize for the insolent stupidity of my
servant I have just learned from him
that he was quite impertinent to you
"I am not aware that he was at all
impertinent to me. He brought me a
note accompanying a bouquet, for
which again please accept my thanks.'
"Did he not give you some inso
ence?" r .'
"In what respect?" . . J -
"llegardiug the manner in which you
should write to me."
no, sir; he and Aim had some
words at the dour, but as they are
sweethearts, I paid no attention to
"Then he said nothing offensive ?"
"No, sir. In fact I did not see him
But why do you ask?"
He then gave her an account of his
interview with Larry. , When he had
finished, Estie broke into a merry
augh, which annoyed him more than
arry's impudence had done.
"So. Mr. LeMays, you come to in
quire into its truth, and if necesary to
wreak a terrible vengeance upon poor
Larry.. Ann has no protector so you
can take up her cause, and carry out your
just purpose. She will be delighted,
no doubt, if you show an interest
in her welfare. ;
Estie said this in the most provok
ing manneras she mischievously looked
at Dick. .
"I see, Miss Lynn,, that Larry has
eceived me, and as there is really no
need of 4he apology I came to offer.
will bid you good morning."
"Now, Mr. Dick, please let me in
tercede tor Larry. Don't hnrt him or
forbid his coming here, for I should
be sorry to be the innocent cause of
breaking his and Ann's trystiog,"
pleaded Estie in mock earnestness.
Never fear, Miss Lynn, LarTy will
not be sent on another errand that will
cause me to make an idiot of myself
again. Good'evening," LeMays aro3e
nd bowed stiffly, as he said this.
"Good bye, Mr. LeMays. Please
remember my request," she laughingly
replied, as she accompanied him to
When he was fairly in the street
Dick said, lalf aloud. "Who ever
heard of such impertinence ; I -will
never go there again. I'll'not speak
to her when I see her, the little terma
gant But I will baste Larry, the
vagabond." He hurried to his room
and summoned Larry. When he en
tered be asked :
"Why did you tell me that untruth
about Miss Lynn?"
It was not myself that told you an
untruth, at all." .
Did you not tell me the young lady
called you hard names and threw a
glass of water on your face?"
Becorrah. she did: me shurt is
hardly yel dhry."
Miss Lynn, tells me that she did
not speak to you."
"Never a.bit did sheayther, and she
might have done worser."
'"What was your reason for telling
me she did?"
"I did not say Miss Lynn did, yer
"W ho the mischief did talk to you ?
you essence of insolence," asked Dick,
boiling over with rage. 1
"It was my own swate Ann. We
were trying to get up a little courting
matter all to ourselves. I am taking
lessons from yer honor, jist."
"Get out of my sight you imp of
darkness, before I break every bone in
your body," thundered LeMays. Lar
ry turned, opened the door, got on tho
outside, pulled it after him, so as to
hide his body, shoved his head partial
ly in and asked quite seriously :
"If ye's were to hurt me. what
would Ann, me darlint, say to ye?"
Larry jerked his head back, shut
the door just in time for it to receive
the boot which was sent after him.
"Bedad. he is mad sure. But it is me
self that loves the sight of him. Och
hone, how am I to get him in a good
LeMays, took his seat after Larry's
exit and said:
"That muggins will be tho death of
me, if Estie Lynn don't kill me first.
Until now, Dick had never suffered
the doubts and fears of love which
most gentlemen of his age have felt
lie was considered a good catch by all
the mamas who had marnagable
daughters. Having been petted and
coaxed so much, it is not to be thought
strange that a small vein of pardona
ble vanity, should have taken posses
sion of him, though all the arts to en
tice him into the matrimonial mare,
had proved unavailing, aud he had
never bowed before Cupid's shrine till
he met Estie Lynn, and would per
haps have remained in a state of single
blessedness, which old maids and old
bachelors would have us believe to be
so pleasant. But the visit of Estie
had caused him to think seriously of
marrying. Since her arrival Dick
had been a constant devotee at her
shrine, though the laughing indeffer
ence with which she treated him, ruz
tied and irritated, while at the same
time it more completely entangled him
in the meshes of love.
Estie Lynn, was one of those petite.
fun-loving, heart-breakingteasing bru
ncttes, who are sent here specially for
the purpose of.worryiug the lile out of
a fellow, and when he is almost taking
bis last gasp they give him the en
oouraeenient he needs and thus make
the balance of bis life a continual scene
of joy and pleasure. It is their deligh
to wound, soothe, to excite and calm
our feelings at their pleasure. Such
was Estie. The men all loved her be
cause they could not help it ; the wo
men because they could not hate her,
Shu had been raised in the far off
South, where the air is redolent with
the perfume of orange and magnolia
blooms. Her home was one of luxu
riant ease. Spoiled by her indulgent
parents she was accustomed to have
her own way in everything, and teased
unmercifully all she met; yet she had
as kind and loving a heart as ever beat
in woman's breast, and when the ten
drils of her love once fastened them
selves around an object, that love be
came a part of her very life.
Estie had now been in C. three
months. The bright Summer had pass
edand she was soon to take her flight
to her beautiful southern home. Be
fore her departure, her auntdetermin
ed to give her a party, that she might
see and bid adieu to all her friends
Only ten days were to pass before the
night of the party arrived, and as it
was to be a grand affair, there was im
mense excitement among' the youn:
people. Milliners and dress makers
were freely consulted by the young
ladies; fashionable tailors and -boot
makers by the young men, much to
the financial distress of the fond.
doting fathers who had three or four
daughters on the tapis, and as many
lazy, extravagant sons. Mrs. Leigh
and Estie were in great preparation for
the expected fete. Cards of invitation
were being sent to the desired guests.
Some evenings before the party was to
take place, there were two young men
seated in an office in the professional
part of the city. They were interrup
ted in an earnest conversation by the
entrance of a servant saying as he
handed a bundle of cards and envel
opes with a list of names :
Dr. Leigh, your mother wishes you
to direct these cards. ' Here are the
names." Dr. Leigh took the package
nd looked over the names. :
"Here is one for you, Dick. That
is entirely unnecessary, for you are ex
pected to be as much at home at moth
er's as I am. However, mother will
hold to the strictest rules of decorum.
Here is yours. Now assist me to ad
dress these." After they had finished
and handed the bundle to the servant,
Dick said :
"I see this party is givea to your
cousin, Miss Lynn."
Yes, Dick, mother would not let
cousin Estie return without her giving
party that she might see all of her
Albert, what do you think of Miss
What a question, Dick. 1 think
with all Estie's gaiety and humor, she
is a noble, tme-hearted woman, and
would make some lone bachelor a good
wife. What say you?"
I say 1 think she has nothing in the
east possible shape of a heart."
Dick, what are you saying? mind,
she is my cousin and I will not have
her slandered," laughingly said his
I do not intend it as a slander, but
speak what I confidently believe, with
the hope that it will not be repeated,
Albert." 4 ' -
Dick, are you in love ? nave you
had your wings burnt ?"
No, Albert, I am too old a fly to
flutter iu that flame. I never could
bear coquettes as yon know."
"But, my friend, I tell you Estie ia
no coquette. She has a noble, pure
and unwarped heart"
Maybe so, Albert, but you and your
mother must excuse me for not attend-
ing this party."
Are yoa perfectly cra.y. Dick Le
Mays? We will do no such thing.
Why do you ask it of us?"
."Albert, you know my. feelings for
yourself, also my great regard for
your mother, yet I will be" compelled
to deny myself the pleasure of this
party. So please ask me no more
Dick, you and Estie have quarrel
led. You will be iu a good humor by
then, and I will see you then as radi
ant as ever."
Good-night, Albert, remember and
excuse me to your mother."
"Good-night, but I will be wonder
fully forgetful about that."
Dr. Albert Leigh was a young man
of Dick's age. They had been raised
as boys together, played the same
games, attended the same schools, and
in early youth conceived a warm friend
ship for each other. At school there
no jealous rivalry lor pre-emi
nence.but a generous stimulation to be
each others' equal. What LeMays
lacked in solidity he made up in bril
liance, and what Albert Leigh lacked
in quick comprehension was more than
balanced by application. . They loved
each other as only the generous and no
ble can. Fourycars before Albert Leigh
had graduated in medicine, had spent
three in study in Europe and one in
travel. He had returned from Europe
some time ago, ana oeiore entering
upon the practice of his. profession
purposed visiting some relatives whom
he had not seen for years. Of the
same height of Dick, ho was fuller in
form. His nose prominent and
straight mouth too large to be perfect,
though it was filled with perfect teeth.
He was not so handsome as LeMays,
but then, his frank open face com
manded respect everywhere, and filled
every one with ease and comfort in his
presence. He loved his mother as
only a dutiful son can love, and loved
Dick as if he was in truth his brother,
which was returned in full. When
LeMays entered his room alter leav
ing Dr. Leigh and got hiuise'.f com
fortably seated in his great arm chair,
ha rnnk fmm iiia Docket the card of
Mrs. Leigh and said:
"Wonder if Estie Lynn has a heart.
as Albert says ; or is she the coquette
I think her. If I was to go to that
party I would subject myself to the
raillery with which she always greets
me. No, I will not go. I will show
her that I am not over anxious to see
her; confound her pretty, mean, sweet,
tormenting corporosity. I will be even
with her yet I wish I knew how to
mate her. Why, plaguo it, I would if
she would only say the word. I will go
to bed. May be I can dream of some,
thing that will spite her,"
TO BE CONTINUED.
A nnv.r.R old chart has nicknamed
xs daughter Misery, because she loves
How to Conduct a Courtship.
Don't bo too sudden about it Many
a girl has said "no" when she meant
"yes," simply becanso her lover didn't
c noose the right time and pop the
question gently. . .
Take a darP night for it Have the
blinds closed, the curtains down, and
the lamp turned almost out Sit near
enough to her so that you can hook
your little finger into hers. Wait un
tit conversation begins to hag, and
then quietly remark:
ousie, i want to asc you some
She will fidget around a little,' reply
yes, and alter a pause you cau add
"Susie, mv actions must have shown
.that is you must have I mean you
must be aware that that
Pause here for a while, bnt keeD
your angers firmly locked, cine mav
cough and try to turn the subject off
by asking you how you liked the cir
cus, hut she only does it to encourage
you. After about ten minutes you
"I was thinking, as I came up the
iath to-night, that before I went away
would ask you that is. I wonld
broach the subject nearest mv I mean
1 wouia know mv
stop again and give the hand a gentle
squeeze, bhe may give a yank to get
t away orshe may not In either case
it argues well for you. Wait about
five minutes and then go on :"
The past year has been a very hap
py one to me, hut 1 hope that iuture
years will still be happier. However,
that depends entirely on you. ' I am
here to-night to know that is to ask
you I mean I am here to-night, to
hear from your own lips the one
sweet3' ' ' - ' ' "
Wait again. It isn't best to be too
rash about such things. Give her
plenty of time to recover her compo
sure, and then put your hand on your
heart and continue :
Yes, I thought as I was coming
through the gate to-night how happy
I had been; and I said to myself that
if I only knew you would consent to
be my that is, I said if I only knew
t 1 was ouly certain that mv heart
had not deceived me. and yoa were
eady to share"
Hold on; there s no hurrv abontit
Give the Wind a chance to sob and
moan around the gables. This
will make her lonesome and call op
11 the love in her heart When she
egins to cough, and grow restless, you
can go on :
Jieiore I met you this world was a
desert to me. I didn t take any pleas
ure in going blackberrying and. steal-
ng rare-ripe peaches, and it didn t
matter whether the sun shone or not
But what a change in one short year !
t is for you to say whether my future
hall be a prairie of happiness, or a
summer fallow of Canadian thistles.
Speak dearest Susie, and say aud say
Give her fiive her minutes by the
ock, and then add:
"That yon will be that is. that you
will I mean that you will be mine !" '
She will heave a sigh, look up at the
clock and over the stove, and then, as
be slides her head over your vest
pocket she will whisper:
lou are just right will.
Gen. Lee in the Hour of Defeat '.
Eirgleston says of Gen. Lee in ."A
Rebel's Recollections." "I saw him
for the last time during the war at
Amelia Court House, in the midst of
the final retreat, and I shall never
forget the heart-broken expression his
face wore, or the still sadder tones of
his voice as he gave me the instructions
I bad come to ask. The army traa in
utter confusion. It was already evi
dent that we were being beaten back
upon James river, and could never
hope to reach the Roanoke, on which
stream alone there might be a possibil
ity of making a stand. Gen. Sheridan
was harrassing our broken columns at
every step, and destroying us piece
meal. Wor-e than all, Uen. Lee had
been deserted by the terrified govern
ment in the very, moment of his
supreme need, and the food had been
snatched from the mouths of the
famished troops (as is more fully ex
plained in another chapter,) that the
fiieht of the president and his follow
ers might be hastened. The load put
thus upon Lees shoulders was a very
heavy one tor so conscientious a man
as he to bear; and knowing, as every
southerner does, his habit of taking
upon himself all blame for whatever
went awry, we cannot wonder that he
was sinking under the burden. His
face was still calm, as it always was,
but his carriage was no longer erect
as his soldiers had been used to see it
The troubles of those last days had
already ploughed great furrows in his
forehead. His eyes were red as if
with weeping; his cheeks sunken and
haggard ; his faee colorless. No one
who looked upon him then as he stood
there, in full view of the disastrous
end, can ever forget the intense agony
written upon his features. And yet
he was calm, self-possessed, and delib
erate. Failure and the sufferings of
his men grieved him sorely, but they
could not daunt him, and his moral
greatness was never more manliest
than during those last terrible days.
Even iu the final correspondence with
Gen. Grant, Lee's manliness and cour
age and ability to endure lie on the
surface, and it is not the least honor
able thing in Gen. Grant's history that
he showed himself capable or appre
ciating the character of this manly
foe nians he did when he returned
Lee's surrendered sword with the re
mark that he knew of no one so worthy
as its owner to wear it" i j .
The KotlucUUd Women.
The Jewish Messenger says: We
take pleasure in referring to the merits
of the Rothschild family, not because
they are wealthy, but lor the simple
reason that in spite of thei? wealth
they strive to be u.-eful to their kind.
The men are immersed in business.
Thev are charitable, but the people
will sav it is easy to be charitable if
you are rich. The women are public
spirited, intelligent and warm hearted
founding hospitals, reformatories,
children's homes, endowing scholastic
institutions, encouraging struggling
professionals, and taking a personal
uilercst in the doings of the poor.
Baroness Lionel makes weekly visits
in the meanest portions of London,
brightening the home of the Jewish
artisan, giving her good counsel to the
earnest teachers of the free schools,
the matrons and assistants of the
various charities.. The daughter of
Alphonse, of I an, . teaches a good
lesson to her sisters in faith, and to
rich young ladies of every creed, by
recc-lving a well-deserved diploma as a
teacher. Anselm's daughter is Vien
na is prouiineut in music, not only
composing songs thatattiin popularity,
but aiding struggling musiciaus by pen
Notes of oca Neighbors. The
full complement of machinery of tho
Tennessee " Cotton" Manufactory, at
Nashville, consisting of 4JU looms and
13,840 spindles, will be put in opera
tion within the next mouth, employ
ing 32j hands. It now givea work to
Farmers in want of a market, .and
desirous of finding out in foreign
countries, fchould remember that one
manufactory at home, employing one
hondred men, will support an addi
tional five hundred people.
A drawing m istcr who was given to
scolding his pupils, ouce asked one of
them, "If you were to draw me, tell
me what part youwould draw first?'-'
The pupil looked up in the master's
face and quietly said," Your neck,sir."
Iess See ef It'll Bust. '"
The town of Manfordville, it is gen-
erally known, was the scene of pretty
active military operations during tho
late war. It was a garrison, held by
one side or the other, from September,
1361, to the close of the war, and war
the scene of several sharpengagemeats.
All the time there was an artillery
force of greater or less strength at the
post. 'About half a mile northeast of
the town is a knob of no mean pro- .
portions. Upon this knob were placed
the targets used for artillery practice,
and scattered about over its sides are
still to be fonnd shot and shell, ex
ploded and unexploded, in large quan
tities. Since the close of the struggle
and the inauguration of the new order
of things, a man and brother, who is
the fortunate possessor of a wife and
sundry children of various sixes and .
sexes, likewise of a soa-in-law, "squat- t
tec" and built himself a cabin, wherein '
he has been living in peace and plenty
luxuriating tipon the fat of tho
land, so to speak with ne'er a cloud
athwart his domestic horizon. One
day last week a junior member of the
household, while enjoying the usual
daily stroll of recreation, in quest of
haws and 'simmons, found a conical . .
ix-pound shell, which had lain peace- ,
fully among the rocks since the hour-,
in which it whizzed from the "fort" at
the "target" in the days when tho
rebels" were around. This the iuven-
ile haw-hunter carried to the cabin. .
where it was a matter of great curios
ity to the other juvenile sons and
daughters of Ham. When "de olo
man" came home he Dromntlv recog
nised "d mersheen," and cautioned
the family not, under any circumstances.
to let it get near the fire. "Ef it do,'
said he, ''it'll tar things wild it'll bust
and blow ua all to nebber and back." .
Thia paternal admonition seemed only .
to serve as a stimulant to the curiosity
of the son-in-law, who hadn't been to '
the wars. So next day, as soon as the
head ot the household was out he
took the ehell and inspected it minute
ly. He could see no evidences of
danger about it "It can't bust," said
he, "no mor'n a iron wedge, is I kin
see ; and again he inspected it min
utely. "Less see ef it'll bust." he
said at length: "chill'n, you all git
'hind de doe I" With this he tossed
the shell into the fire, and huddled
the family behind the door. Her
they waited for several minutes, and,
no explosion took place. One by one
they came out and scattered about the ,
room. One of the boys took a chair '
and tat near the hearth-stone, curious
ly watching the gradually beating .
shell. Finally there was a terrific ex
plosion, which riddled the cabin with
boles of various forms and sizes, and
bich came well-nigh sending to king
dom-come two of the children. The
chair on which the lad sat was literally
torn to fragments, while a slug of tho
shell passed through his thigh, sever-
ng the upper muscle to the bone.
Another child was struck by a piece
of the shell, but not seriously hurt
u : 1 - u.t -l iL. e -T
wui.u uib uaiauco ui me iamuy wero
scared into well-nigh stupefactiou.
The old man when he came in sagely
remarked, "I tole yoa so." Dr. Wal
ton was speedily summoned, and as
certained that none of the wounds,
were necessarily fatal. The son-in-law
is now convinced that "it'll bust"
A Bonanza BI? Enough to Pay the 5a
' San Francisco Chronicle.
Mr. Sharon's modest estimate of
$300,000,000 as the value of the great
bonanza already impeaches him as an
unskillful cipherer, and the very men
who but twelve days ago ridiculed his
estimate, have now no jeer forMrr
Deidesheimer, a mining engineer of
large experience, who, with unbound
ed faith in the probabilities and en
thusiastic djsregard of the uncertain
ties, sets the thing at merely $1,500,
000,000 1 Prodigious figures, . whose
bare comprehension strains ordinary
A reporter of a contemporary on
Monday interviewed Mr. Deideshei"
mer, who returned last Saturday from
Virginia City, whither he had gone to
inspect the mines referred to. The re
"Did you go throagb all the mines
Consolidated, California and Ophir ?"
"No; through Consolidated lrginia
and the California drifts. After see
ing them, a man don't want to see any
"What do you think of them?"
"Well, I hardly know whether I
ought to say; if I do, people will set
me down as a crazy man ; just as they
did when, a couple of months ago, I
told them California and Consolidated
Virginia would go to $300 before the
close of 1S75." .
"But the readers of the Post would
like to know, anyhow ; they can draw
their own conclusions." -.
"Well, nothing like these mnes has
ever been seen, or heard, or dreamed
of in the world before. They are
richer than 1 can tell."
"How rich art they?"
"Well, there is ooo pillar in tho
Consolidated Virginia that contains,
according to my calculations, $70,000,
000." "Seventy million dollars! That is
"Yes, but that is nothing. I tell
you that nothing like it has been heard
of or dreamed of before, and -when a
man goes through the mine aa I have
done, and makes bis calculations, the
result is simply astounding."
"Well, what is the result of your
"Allowing 500 feet for the depth of
the ore body, I calculate that there is
in these mines $1,500,000,000 worth of
"But is there any justification for
believing the ore body extends that
"It has already been exposed to the
depth of 200 leet ; and, from the uu
failing indications horizontal and ver
tical exposed by the different -r roes
cuts indications of the' kind which
have marked every boo'yytt found on
the Coinstock, and every other body of
which I know anything lam satisfied
that the depth of ore body will firex
eed 000 ftet In the Crown Point,
the ore in the widest part was but IUS
feet, and not over 5oO feet in length,
yet it went to the depth of 500 feet.
This ore body, as we know, -is at least
1,700 feet long. The depth of aa oro
body is always proportioned to' it
"But fifteen hundred millions ht an
enormous sum." .
"I know it is. But there has never
been anything like this before. It
will not be long before experts and
mining capitalists will be flock ing from
all parts of the world to see lain won
derful booanza. Flood, O'Brien,
Mackey. and Fair will be tba richest
men in the world."
Thi St Agustine(Fla.) Press says
that wild ducks are now caught at tba
light-hous. They fly against the light
with sufficient force to kill ihuuiselvex,
and they drop to the grouud and are
gathered up in the moruing. Ou Mon
day pight, whilo the niglit watchers
were at thuir post two ducks flew com
pletely tkroujb the outer glass of the
light, which was one-fourth of an
inch thick, aud the panes very large.
Two of thee lights of glass were
broken and ei.jht ducks picked up in
the morning. They are blinded by
Uhe strong light, and fly xecklasuly
against the glass.
Tnt cotton exports of Savannah
amounted to 733 bales in 18CU, and for
only three months of the present year
to 40,?. bales.