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CLAUKSVILLE, TENN., SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1875.
WHOLE 'NO; 2,187.
VOL. 41 NO. 3
PaailyHedicines; Cheiacals', Dye St-af&,'Paints",
?Wvi " "Tandshand ils.-"'"'""''" "
IN GREAT VARIETY-
AodnroHlof Uke being bought since lhojtiteoalraction in prices we are enabled
- i to offer at unusually low prices. c -
BOOKS and STATIONERY
Of every description; TVeeall attention ot' the P" " tuV'Ho'uhi
'S:liool Look., w I. tel. we offer at Pul.l Isher priced. Vou il 1 i ml at r d
oook. in u in Counno. Kc..o.,U. .trw.rt l 1 V'" ' .""SlX "he
Private NcIiuiiU llirouglioui mcvouuij . . -
lurgt-Kl amtortiueut of , , .
Hew - Styles English and 'French Paper
Ever offered in this market.
V hW J. rcl a full u,rt...nl f en Sjed .eCd have
aree..abllHlU,o.rerwholeileor retail t
uaoer of eeu in our nouxe i .....--. . . -
II lliey net from u u iMjlug uwii. ""I""""'
OWES & MOOHE.
Country Produce. Taken. in Exchange
Shoes,. Hats, fcc'ftc.-
SPR I'JNTGr, IS
OF INTEREST TO AXI.
Thy fate i the common fate of all.
Into each life some rain must fall, - i 1 .
Home days must be dark and dreary."
There are some momenta in life
when the heart caniot say, "Oh ! my
God, I thank thee thai I live." Some
.1 . KA-Ita In Pt l fp n n n vtijiii nnr
CtABKBYttlE, Tennessee, Apri , 100. . , . , . hron.i.tto
Due appreciation of the hard Curse the" life that chains them to toil
IffffiSl 4 tear, he heart grow weary of
tJw&LrSi t? Tr SlfiffSSl'ft continual strife, and the exhausted
when money was bo plentiful. To accomplish thu J. I-J-J J'M mind would seek repose in the uu-
ereat Teal of unnecessary fancy work, which greatly adds to the expense of a Jet roe rest ;". ah I thoe words come
fh Wt none to itfreal value. Third, I am selling attar short profit; when from the p3ntiDg ; ,ip f wffer.
I say shortprofi'sl mean it. for I do notbe .Iter. U ngw , ea. Se . u - th b,oad of
life, we meet daily sinking pilgrims,
expenses Lin t no last tweive VV"":rf.M fa, hv this course I be- with these words uilered oraverfullv.
and big pronts u 'i. 'ih .vdo ted this course through policy
infl not from auv over-stock of general Denevoieuce, ut u - -
ieve ? wSf SSSS Wale; ueasethe .nmler ojfny
tlx popularity r.f my fovse, and then, by ta.r dealings fslBC t betSr
prices in future, hope to merit the patronage of the public when timet e t better.
P My stock this season is far superior to any I have 'u iot leS
consideration of the people, both in Quah . My stockof Jen.
and bovs' Brotrans are spec ally improved, in fact, are tlie best iwd
modeUof Sness, durability and cheapness the prices rgm. f JJ
summer wear, cueap auu uu.... : . 41 T .j , flln
Ladies Shoes, a nice, neai. auSu - . ,.
any house in
je. front lace
s ana iuistes une B.i"v. -"" , J
Also the latest thing out, "c" "L" ;n
Uail lauies aim i.icoc
tock call shoes trom i a up 10 me uucai. vo.v. -
nd Misses nice shoes I have the largest and best assortment of
toiling up the step3 (f life with a bur
den of cares that threaten to crush
them. Stumbling through this vale of
iniquity, striving to uphold the sacred
cross, their proud heads are bent, and
in the trembling haudthey grasp the
staff of hopcr, "lam weary, let me
rest," s the .wail ot heir hardened
souls as they toil forwa-d over burn
ing sands of persecutin, and np the
rugged cliffs of condcunation. They
hear the jeeriug laugh f the scoffer.in
The IS? Ladies cSom-md English Lasting Shoe in the dista;and hurr,on lest the de-
TTnitpH States for $2 00 ; no Yankee shoe, every pair is tuny warrameu, am
?n.V;nvfa 00 or $3 50 shoe in Clarksvillc.. Infant, and chld-
ren's shoes in q 11 colon and style and prices.
Boots at the lowest prices you ever heard of.
HATS! HATS! HATS! HATS J
A finAt TTats for old men. middle-aced and young
NEW FIRM !
ii..Qn nn ami tpft them
Straw Hats, Straw Ilats of all kinds
rision of tho throng goad them to
Mens' and boys' full stock calt aDanaonment. auuu uC arc uv-
Mens full stock sexoea caij taken, and the alreadj griet-iaaenea
souls are instigated to dsertion. The
noble heart that essayUe do good w
lacerated and torn by the mocking
words of impious mortis ; the feeble
arms have almost loweed the cross ;
the anguished heart i almost per
suaded to drop the draing of crape,
trneJ an.) tii ndnnt the badee popular evil.
StrlVentilatcd Straw, Hat,, Broad Brim - ;o ...
i ' . . . ...... AnllllFlITI I I L I II 111 1 1 1 1 1 MbUUUV AW.
tnf Til I' II 1 1 v uuu uuuuibui o I
.y. , , - J
1 have tne preuiesi auu ubwi - ;v . u.iv nrettier
? .. i . a : v: r.rw OP nnnrse we all think we nave prettier
men 01 any uourf . , ct wn tn afia the rest in
i . i i . 4i i i :
i .t: in ic7t. When iu need ot any ot aoove goous, occ Deauuiui grove wnu iivot u.mg
straw u lU w;,h rlraSure. whether you buy or
m'CC r'f ' of 1 relief fro6m thotardlimes, I will take in exchange
uut. 4. v- e. ,
show goods with pleasure, whether you buy or foutaiu3 when reache, is a hideous
miraee. We are traveng the sama
ne eieat means oi rareniuui '""""'"n"' vt, ,. Iftnii mirage, ye w n
S,SniKdi;ilIe.t.....ddl mj cutomm light., b.rjf.8, ..
and 'airer hopes.
1 1 M.nn
yourtraae, ana am wu g , ,g &t lowest ceg beautiful sanls UDOn our
tlieirpurcuaseb, so ."v. . "r?JC l. M..tnr.r(i(Wil ! . .. - .. ' .
A tJion take vourproduce in payuiemai nguBsiiuai".
for mv handsome new Banner across
no. r raua..u f tro wuhinir nil a nrosperous year,
is v. -w, " ' . c
street, and Mammoth dign on siue ui olu:c
1 remain, very respecting. TXTnKnmc.
ST- FRANKLIN STREET,
TIIK MOST COMPLETE STOCK OF
April 10, 1875-tf.
hidden rocks, luxunantbalmy groves
through which we m.i wander, and
upon our lips are segs of mirth.
Sometimes we pass thestrorn pilgrims
and again from the whenei lips will
come, "I am weary, letie rest." We
turn our eyes upon the and ah! with
indifference we laugh ( the pitiable
objects, left our dainty jbries of pur
ple and fine linen lest tl worn, stained
garments of the man j God should
soil them. We look ain, thj trem
bling hand is put fortHeprecatingly,
and the suffering head bent plead
ingly for help and re, The latent
sympathy of our siniained hearts
well up a mighty foiUin, and the
suffering of a human jother for the
moment touches our fongs to softest
sorrow.-, We stand a meditate be-
All Hew Stock in the City
Wholesale and Retail
No. 2, Franklin Hall Building.
ri'lirniShlTKrlTfinflN. n a,lS.AZU cj. 1 Tim- firrr a h?rJ.Jtete-
1 .IU vi w vvwvj- , - I .M. I I I K I V VW VKJ aiizing pnue aou urMU. u .o.,
t. M I M JBBJ mm as Ssb MMsv V . I ri
YwH-in" and Summer Trade, ever before displayed in this place, and
eu.-li U)W l'lUCKS that everybody can afford to be
Well Dressed with a Very Little Outlay.
A" "wirch 3. vSUtk ,,r,CC9 rCBUNTON& RANKIN.
Hosiery, Gloves, Suspenders, Gibbons, the
Best Corsets in uie luuuiui.
URGE STOCK OF
1 7 Bushel Barrels and 5 Bushel Barrels, Coarse ;
and 280 Pound Barrels, Fine Table.
For Sale by
J. J. CRTJSMAN.
Ready-made Shirts, Cheaper than they have ever becn soia -
Mice Stools ox naxs ""e
. ALWARD & ORRELL,
(Successors to J. A. Irvin.)
Manufacturers of the Celebrated Irvin Wagon,
U the 01 Stand, just East of the Methodist Church.
. ..... .ilifint tbo wmiurv. nun
Tlune waomi . ... '..l.Ti u itli lliolll htulilii-lunent for the iiul M-;n
ThH.ririillirm ''vf l."ilurouslily ,iUnHiltl Willi t'ie l.tismrss. hiki J.uoce
lli.-iiinelvw.to it. ikef.. wd ru T" 1 d ,, work ,0,. ln ,t Nitisiiu tory 111:111
!...r hi uruMiw low lumuy. A u liuroiiHB 1 a iavaKI) k ORKKLL.
I TMnort fully ten
. ..,..i.irnl.llir Hi po
1 ,1V ...n-.k. Iu my pslroiiK 4 fik'H'l for tlielr lllieral em-onr-Jot
imJ dei-rvlug ,,ei.lleiiiu. J. A. IU IN.
! " V-T , ... j Knneht with care and the
My stock is an ureso auw P.trT'CS'xS J' 4STI. No tickets
them at low price-, ana win sen bwu "
--'" . . 1 n .1. a
. . . 1 . 1 e nlrnnnl- 1 n:.L IUI1V DC Kcu
Will be tlianKiui ur a..; .w"--"--- - rTr nTiT T"
April 10, 187S-&H
Eres5x Importation of
Spring and Summer Goods
RICE, BROADDUS & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
. rT?man nITnT
STAPLE aod FANCY DRY GOODS, CLOTHIM, S
1SHIXG GOODS, CARPETS, WINDOW BlUbl
CURTAIN'S, BOOTS, SHOES and HATS, &C.
of the above kept constantly on band at the Lowest warwi
Full lii.es i
1ST0VES. TIIWM, H0USE-FURH1SH1HG GOODS,
CHINA.GLASS AND QUEENSWARE.
WOOD & CO.
10W AS ANY HOUSE IN TEE WEST !
Attention to Roofing and Guttering.
V 11 etui M" . i
will l.o sold as cheni as apy, it not c .
MOHAIR in the United States ior thjj price
Call for Black Silks, if yoJ ;nt a good of fcP- Kobcs. DCW.
Beautiful Colored Bordered Handkerchiefs, Collars and Cuffs
Call for those
Call for those
The angel of peaw his'ers Love ye
one another," Ust tje fiend, the
desolator of hj3 hearts hisses,
"Xon-lileL" Got i about to triijmplj
when the thoug irises, "what will
the world think JVill they not scorn
mo for stoopinp pity to this lowly,
humble object ?And the weak, cow
ardly heart suiuibs iu fear of the
world's frowu, 1 turns aside with a
gesture of impence. There is too
much pride in ( world. It sways us
with a despicai sceptre ; it allures
us into the ;uiscd labyrinths of
beauty, on to tlfreezing chamber of
arrogance, untie arc forever lost in
the intricate pages of surercilious
contempt ; it Us us proud pinions
upon which 1 are borne to lofty
heights, and wook with disdain to
those below we actual merit would
shame us. Vrevef there in that
upper strata foscason, wonderfully
pleased with fair eminence, but
ere long, in a)tnent unaware the
fabled fall conand we are engulfed
in the Pluton abyss, of fallpn ex
cellence. Weust crush jt out, or
else it will cruis. JJven though, if
be a cross, west put it down. Aye
we must stoopjonquer. It will not
make us a wlless meritorious to
lend the helpihand to a downcast,
deserted broth Ah ! no, it will add
a star in the cn of future reward.
It will not tallqaf from our pret
cious garland f mqle,' qor a q iiue
from our visitiist, it will only place
us on the exa pinnaclt of tpth.
Pride is the ster of the universe
and only firm Iutions and enact
ment will redeit
When Willuched her room that
night she wai up to her mirror.
The gray pal lo her face frightened
herandihestaiback agh ist. Could
it be possible! had revealed her
emotion so plain the pirlor below.
She shudderedthe thought. Om
nipotent pride iup again, and made
her to shrink iremble at a revela
tion she thoug) securely fettered.
She would notve him think she
mourned bis dcure for worlcjs. lie
cared nothing her; why should
she grieve to sun leave for years.
and burnishing Goods, French aDd perhaps for? Let him go into
distant ohmeay snouia sao care t
The May roselld blush and bloom
as fragrantly aore. His departure
would not takieam of the moon s
. .. i
d Colored Dress Goods is the best in m y .na
V c win give me
. ILTZ VBooUnd 'Shoes and Stylish Hats,
ni!iin toaiing v.
?e will make it pay you.
X.adics and Gentlemen,
nvthiog usually kept in a irstflass Dry Goods Store, save pal6) gjlTer Mie, and the yobinand
y by going to the Popular Store bf thrush woulJl as Iqvinglv ; as of
RICE, BROADDUS GO'S
April 17, lS75-tf.
If vou want a
time and money
yore, ine y 6"u" wu a
smoothly, and t-shades fall as gent
ly as when hi'0"3 presence bless
ed thecirclo.il deep down in her
heart she ehe'd a secret; she kne
that the Mayes would lose their
subtle ordorat the robin's song
would be haind hateful, and that
the glidiog 5 W0U,J be one Krand
blank, bere! nis presence, lea,
she waa coji of the tth that the
sunlight woU o a shadow when
his smile transplanted to dUtant
lands. She!ery miserable, and
she paced ttoor with contracted
brow and cl hands. Ah love is
an inaatiablmt tjjat crushes and
bends iuferfeelings down to dust,
a potent !. a despotic ruler,
blighting indence by its consum
ing dews, ifrustrating intent de
signs by a 8 kisB
The c!oruc'L tfelT. one, two
and three tin the IonelT woraaD
wrestled ve nint "ours Iikc n
ged ye'9' "e was ,ruiy 10
W. M'FADDEN & CO.
GARDINER'S OLD STAND
1,000 Bushels of Corn,
(IN THE SHUCK )
30,000 Pounds of Bran,
llavl.m taken the auvc
Maj 1.187.') tf.
MercWt Tailoring Goods!
..r ii.eeltleH-rrtorksvlltond vlciitj
JOB IJRINrriJJ Ur,
OF ANY IIIVJ)
Corn. to tb. Chronicl Office
be pitied, this loving woman. Shew a
striving to crush out the sweet light
of her soul, because sh . thought and
knew it was unsought. As the night
wore on she became calmer, but on the
splendid features there settled wan
dispair. She had succeeded in dim
ming the light of her heart's sanctuary
and weird fitful shadows lingered iu
its place. At the portals stood a grim
sentinel - sheathed in ice, and on his
sceptre was engraven;-' MN6n," tumt
qiMlit, tram." She,' the desecrated
priestess, stood shivering at the thought
of her own desolation.-' The bell tolled
three as she stood before her mirror,
and took from her hair the 'glittering
pins that confined it. ' The hush of
night had fallen upon the house ; Mor
pheus was holding silent reign over the
inmates. There came a sharp peal at
the door bell, and Willis knew instant
ly it whs a call for the Doctor. The
servants, following the example of
employers, were fast asleep. It might
be a case of life and death, and she
prepared to answer the call. She
pinned the long hair back frjm her
brow, and taking a small bronze lamp,
she fearlessly descended to the door.
She unbolted the lock and turned the
knob. There stood before her a slend
er, ragged boy. The keen wintry blast
struck through the insufficient cloth
iug and the little fellow shivered, and
mourned piteously. A ragged cap was
drawn over his eyes, and over the
white cheeks the tears rolled swiftly
'Wtatisthe matter, little boy?"
she said kindly as she drew him in and
shut out the blast.
"Oh, madam, I come for the Doctor.
Mother is dying, and there is no oue to
save her. Will he go with me ? . Oh 1
tell him she is dying, and the fire has
gone out." .
Bitter tears stood in Willis' eyes as
he finished his sad story. His mother
was dying ; oh ! what a world of misery
in those few ' words. He would soon
be an orphan, and feel the pang of the
mortherless when tho world grows sud
denly dark. The grand old earth
hides her beauties from our stricken
eyes and life's music is set to a dolor
ous chant God pity the motherless
of earth's masses, they who have fold
ed back to dust, she who reared them
through the tangled wild-wood of
childish ills, and youth's defeated
hope's, they who have taken the last
kits from the fond, sweet lips, and who
have seen the eyes dim and glaze with
the mists of eternity. They have then
lost something that no wealth can re
place, a jewel whoso worth was inesti
mable. Aye, the uiortherless of earth
are the poor of earth. Willis Waters
had felt the paug, and her great heart
yearned out in sympathy to the pauper,
the ragged, indigent child of poverty
who stood on the brink of that ter
rible, inexpressible sorrow.
"Poor little fellow," she murmured,
"I am very sorry for you. Come up to
my room and warm, while I see the
PoctQr." Slje led. the way up the
steps, and seated the child by her own
glowing grate. "Stay here," she 'said,
"and I will see what can be done "
She moved gracefully to the door,
and halted, abruptly upon the threshold.
Her heart throbbed painfully. It wag
certaiuly the most trying mission of
her life. She turned and looked at
the boy. The slight form cowered
over the grate and the little toes, pur
ple and pinched, were perched upon
the fender. He had thrown the old
tap aside, and damp, matted curls
clung to his pale brow. His childish
grief appealed to her heart in. mute
eloquence, and she passed resolutely
from the door, adown the long hall.
She paused at his door to again quell
the fierce throbbing of her heart which
was so strangely incompatible with
her outward mantle of dignity. She
tapped lightly at the door, and stood
waiting to sec if it had aroused him.
cihe looked like a picture of the "vail
ed prophet" as she waited there in the
dim shadowy hall. Dead black from
head to foot, a long trailing alpacca
clung to the matchless, willowy figure.
finished with ruchiqgs of black at the
slender thfqat and wrists. The un
bound hair fell like a sable vail around
her'slight form, and tho clear gray
eyes gleamed strangely dark in the
mid night shadows. In the midst of
her reverie the door opened, and the
splendid form of Iorace Hays stood
before her in the brilliant light of h,is
"NY'hy, Dr. Hays, I thought you had
retired," she said quickly.
. "Knowing some one else was shar
ing my vigil, the hours sped away un
heeded," he replied with mocking em
phasis. She stepped back, and drawing her
form up lnughtily said, "Yov have
been prying around playing the noble
part of the eavesdropper, eh? Oh!
marvellous magnanimity," she sneered.
. The dim light of her small lamp fell
upon her features showing the cynical
curve of the red lips, and the indignant
fiush upon the nurble like brow.
"Oh, no, Willis, you must acquit me
fjf tlat d,egraiing pt,rfoffHauo, uud at
the same time you mnst remember that
your room is not a league from mine,
and your carpet, although soft,' does
not entirely muffle the sound of your
For a minute they stood sternly con
fronting one another, one with, an
amused smile playing upon his fault
less features ; the other with indigna
tion, aud insulted honor plainly stamp
ed in the angry exprossimj.. He re
Bera.L,hjd a poqrl'y, smilioa Adonis,
mirthfully coquetting with a status of
disapprobation ;" Willis, a dark, in.
suited spirit reproving the prince of
hilarity. Had the deadly waters of the
Acheren rolled between them at that
moment, they could not have been
more effectually separated, for a bar
rjer of resentment and dw'nM' roe
up between them that crushed all bet
ter emotions beneath its conquering
At last Willis broke the silence and
said sharply, It is true, honor gener
ally slumbers whilst intrigue stilks
"You are complimentary to yoarself,"
he cunningly replied.
Again their eyes met. Willis' glanced
forth as glimmering steel,' bat the
Doctor'seyessparkled with rare amuse
ment. She had fofgotteq the little
troubled bejrgar iu tho room across.
In her indignant mood she remembered
nothing but injury. He had divined
her feelings, and was exultant overhis
eminent victory. He had listened to
her' distracted walk, and attributed
her agitation to his prospective depart
ure. These were the thoughts of her
hoart as she stood with proud, piercing
gaze fixed upon him. Tie saw that
her feeling were fearfully wrought up,
and that, her wrath waxed warmer
with each moment, and he soothingly
apologised.. .". . .
. "No, Willis, I have been very busy
answering some letters, and have not
yet. finished. You are unjust to con
demn so rashly." . it . .. ,, ;
The steely glitter was quenched in
her eyes by a soft, grateful light that
stole quickly in and made then two
miniature stars. With swift, free mo.
tion she gave him her hand, saying,
"Forgive me ; I was hasty in judgment,
and eager in reparation."
ne took the extended hand,' and
good-will was again established. In
the bitter strife of the last few minutes
Willis had forgotten her mission, and
she said, "Oh, Doctor Hays, I like to
have forgotten my errand. There is a
poor little boy in my room, whose
mother is" dying. : He says there is no
one with her, and they have no food,
nor fire. Will you not go with him ?"
In her eagerness she walked npto him'.
and the clear, dark eyes were plead
ingly raised to his own.
'Certainly I will. I could not re
fuse ; but if she is dying, Willis, could
you not assist her more than I. Your
precious unbelief does not prohibit
human kindness, eh?"
"1 have not yet surrendered the keys
of assent into the hands of any distinct
creed. I mete out my actions accord
ing to my judgment, which is not allied
with any belief, symbol, or system.
Opinion is the ruler of my being, and
quaint sentiment is the handmaid. If
I can render the dying woman any aid,
I am ready nnd willing."
Ah! those am immortal words fall
ing from the lips of mortals. "I am
ready and willing." Coming from
woman., the words are set to music
divinely beautiful. It tells of fixed
firmness in execution, and constant
courage. Coming trom tne lips ot stal
wart manhood, it gives hope and de
termination to the world. It inspires
sinking aspiration, and brings disap
pointed execution from the dust of
despair into the sunlight of renewed
purpose. "I am ready and willing."
Ah! they are golden, glittering words
in the vocabulary of life.
In that brief moment, with those
charmed words upon her lips, Willis
Waters was transformed in Horace
Hays' opinion from an obdurate and
unfeeling woman into a compassionate
friend. She stood before him now,
not a cynic of creeds, but a resolute,
charitable woman. A tumultuous
struggle raged in Jiis bosom ; love
fiercely combating with past offenses.
He loved her. Why should she not
know it? How would atheism ever
interfere with their happiness? Was
she not noble, loving and good ? Aye,
his heart pleaded wildly for her recep
tion, but better judgment whispered
pantheism will poison the springs of
gladqess. No follower of Spinosa will
ever bring you happiness. Ag iin the
hope of reformation aroe, nnd an an
guished longing again seized his heart
to preserve her .from impeuding de
sti uction. She was so young, and so
fair to go down to the dread fate of the
unbeliever. The popular sin of the
universe had engulfed many in its
purging waters. Men with silvered
hair, an J furrowed brow had sipped at
the mysterious well and were now drift
ing in the broad sea of speculation,
filled with breakers and hidden rocks
of doubt Matured women and state
ly matrons, over whose head many
cycles had rolled, bowed low before
the grim prince ; but Willis was so
young for the devouring chill to have
crept on. The rare petals of under
standing were scarcely opened hefore
the stain of evil sullied their purity.
The sacred songster of her soul who
had. -evgr been taught to warble sweet
song of praise had just begun his life
long anthem when, sickened by neglect,
its pure voice was silenced.
lie was about to speak to her and
confess his love, when she pointed to
her door. There stood the little or
phan, with a dark look of agony that
chilled their hearts. They had forgot
ten 6 lit'lo sutivrer.and he now. rose
before them like an accusing rpirit
Ah! the momenta that were fraught
with interest to thm swept over his
heart with leaden fret.
"Oh! poor child, we mt go with
him," she said.
"I will will be ready in a few min
utes to accompany you."
She left hiui and walked up to her
room. He donned overcoat and -furs
and paced the floor in a restless man
ne'r until Willis came. The slender
figure was draped in a heavy water
proof and a black vail was drawn
closely around her face. They de
scended the stairs noiselessly, lest they
should arouse tha family, and passed
out into the wintry darkness. They
walked for several squares, and at last
the little fellow halted at a low, mise
rable hovel. He opened the rude door
and led the way in. ' There, on a
scanty bed, lay an emaciated woman
Her breath waa drawn in la bored gasps
and on the sunken features was an ex
pression of horror. She raised her
feeble hand when they drew near, and
Eaid brokenly. "Well, Doctor, I am al
HiQat gono. ' The thread of lifb U well
nigh sundered- You cannot aid me
now by your restoratives, but you can
pray for me, for I am dying, steeped in
infamy and sin. Oh ! sir, can you do
nothing for my doomed soul? "
Willis stood apart and her delicate
form shook with terror. She had o
hope. Would such be her exit?
Would her proud soul leave this earth
imploring prayer, that which she had
scorned and refdsed in life's sunny
day? Her heut sink appalled at the
scene and she turned aw iy with sick
Dr. Hays sat down by the bedside
of the dying worn in and strove to
calm her. He told her of that imper
ishable promise, "if we believe we
shall never die," and that God in his
supreme goodness could change h,er
heart in a twinkling. JJuder his
nothing words she became less rest
less and her eyes closed softly as if
asleed. In a few moments the parox
ysm again came on, and with return
ing reason came raving despair. Her
soul was shrouded in midnight dark
ness, and her feet were wandering in
the broad path of perpetual death. In
her ravines she reached1 the black
waters and felt them creep higher and
higher above above her. Crushing
darkness was upon her: and - no aid
would come. The dying woman turned
to Hcrsre Hays and besonght him to
Dray for her." He sank down on his
knees and bowed his noble head on
the chair before him. Pride was no
constituent of his religion, and he
plead as humbly for this wretched,
forsaken beggar as he would have done
for a monied darling. Willis sat stun
ned and motionless,' and her proud
form was held sternly erect If she
could not bow her heart she would
not impose the mockery of bowing her
head. This woman's death paralyzed
her with fear, and awoke her from her
fascinated dream of ruin. Horace
Hays poured out from his sorrowing
heart an earnest supplication. Ho
prayed in this last hour that God would
shed the light of his glory upon her
and accept this remnant of her life,
since the morning and noon had been
given to desecrating and disgracing wo
manhood. He had scarcely finished
his petition, when in a frenzy of des
pair she died.
Willis arose and walked np to the
bed. "If your God is just Dr. Hays,
why did he not accept this woman's
soul, and at least give her a peaceful
Excuse, me, Willis, from answering
any such untimely questions. If this
does not warn you to turn aside from
the error of your life, I think' your
case is indeed hopeless."
He spoke severely. She did not an
swer, but moved gently around, and
with her white fingers she closed the
sunken eyes. He half repented the
severity of his tone a moment before,
and said kindly, "Shall I call in some
one to assist you, Willis, while I visit
"If you please," she answered
briefly, and moving to the side of the
orphaned boy she sat down and en
deavored to comfort him. In one sense
there was a similitude between them ;
in another they vastly differed. They
were both parcntless children of earth,
and a heritage of grief had fallen to
each. Oue's sorrow was gilded by op
ulence and wealth, and the other was
a pauper and alone. Willis' fortune
led to avenues of pleasure that this
forsaken child would never know. She
had friends to love and protect her,
while he was alone among cold-hearted,
unfriendly mortals. She had friend?
and luxury, and yet the sting of the
orphan rent her heart as mercilessly
as it now crushed his in childish grief.
Horace Hays left and again went out
into the howling street. As he went
on he thought of Willis, and loye mag
nified her deeds of charity on this
night into great and noble works. How
she had come down .from her warm,
glowing apartments, into the bleak,
hare abodes of poverty and elosed with
her dainty fingers the eyes of an aban
doned woman. She was not the proud
aristocrat he had once thought ht r.
and her pride, by all considered so
grievous, was counterbalanced by wo-
When he returned she had, with the
assistance of a neighbor, shrouded the
pale sleeper for the tomb. The wo
man returned to her home and child
ren, and all through the long hours of
the morning they watched over the
dead. They talked of the past, the
present and the misty future, and
when morning dawned there was a
glad light in Willis' eye and a happy
feeling at heart that for once in her
life f he had done her duty. Ah! duty
is truly the sieppinjr-stone to felicity.
TO BE CONTINUED.
Trr fallowing is an extraot from
the speech of John C. Breckeundge,
announcing the doath of Henry Clay
to the House ot Representatives:
"He met the end with composure,
and his pathway to the grave was
brightened by the immortal hopes
which spring from the Christian faith.
ot long before his de-itn, having just
returned from Kentucky, I bore to
him a token of affection from his ex
cellent wife. Never can I forget his
appearance, his manner, or his words.
Alter speaking fif his family, his
f'vieuds, and his country, be changed
the conversation to his own future, and
looking on me with his eye nndimmed
and bis voice full of its original mel
ody, he said : "I am not afraid to die,
sir". I have hope, faith, and some con
fidence. I do not think any man can
be entirely certain in regard to his fu
ture state; but I have an abiding trust
in the merits and mediatiau of our
Savior.' Jt will a.suaee the grief of
hl-t fuuiily, remarked Mr. B.t to know
that he looked hopefully beyond the
tomb, and a chribtun people will re
joice to hear that such a .man, in .his
last hours, reposed with simplicity and
confidence upon the promises of the
SASHYILLE JO I E' At OF'
Yaledlctory of IU Editor, TYm. X.
s , i ., .; . Bowling. ..
. The senior editor of this journal, t
enterprise. he founded a quarter of a
century ago, begs of his life-long read .
era and others permission to retire. He
is not so old but that he might boast a
few campaigns more stored away ia him,
but he pants for a short evening of sbv
solute repose, that he may the better ,
'get his house in order." Twenty years '
apprenticeship, and twenty-five more
as proprietor, one would thiBk should -entitle
whoever served them to a holi- :
day: : , . ;. , .
' Alas ! "what we have written we have '
written !' and we may say of the writ
ings, that the "printer's stamp, like
tbatof fate, has fiicd their perpetuity."
While we could wish much of it had
never been written, we can conscienti
ously say we have "nought set down
in malice." If at any time we have
bandied hard words with contempo- .
raries, when the teapot tempest was
over it was all forgotten. We were
born with no organ for enmity or envy.
menced public medical life, our poor
genius foucd no groovu fitted to it, and
it bad, of necessity, to plow out one for
itself. Many didn't like it, because it
waa outre, they said ; bat with us it was "
that or none. Napolecn bad done this.
and though it succeed!, his contem
poraries complained that his rut was ,
fashioned in violation of well organized
canons, and that there was no tolera
tion for so reckless an abandonment of
universal usage. Success, with us. was
always the objective point of ouropera
tions. We were unable to perceive
the philosophy of indirection, however
fashionable, with its haphazard failure
or success. A wise man never attempta
impossibilities, and as we were not a .
fool, our grooves were so many straight
lines converging to a conimou point so
that success was inevitable. We say
it with all humility, and with a most
appreciative recognition of the over
ruling La use, that every link ot our
chain of life has been as perfect a suc
cess aa is compatible-with imperfect
human nature. Strict justice to others ,
is a condition precedent to any success.
"Dead fair" is tha motto of every per-"
manently successful man.
It waa not alwuys that our contem
poraries saw as we saw, wneo some ot
them would throw their powerful ar
ray of talent and knowledge between
im and the point we were struggling to
make. These were often impregnable
to ordinary enginery, and extraordinary
measures bad to be put into requisi
tion to remove them. They must of
necessity, be removed, or our force was
misdirected, and onr objective point
made unattainable. But did theeuda
justify the means? Yes! we are sure
of it Never did we undertake any
thing in medicine not honestly believed
to be for its honor and glory. : We
ought to be believed when we assert . .
that self was never a factor in our cal
culations. Our whole public life, we
dare offer as proof and illustration!
ln regard to the religion of medicine
its ethics we can conscientiously
s.-ir we have kept the faith in spirit and
in truth. In our consultations, with ;
the young or the old, we have never
failed to endeavor earnestly to make
the occasion redound to' their honor,
and benefit '
We have said, in the heat of contro
versy, hard things of public medical
men, which we would obliterate if we
could ; but that being impossible, we
avail ourseif of what is left to ma, sin
cerely to ask their forgiveness.
To the life-long friends in our hon
ored prolession, who, in every trouble
ot professional life, have formed a wall
of fire around ns,werepeat the acknowl
edgment of our profound gratitude.
To those who have assisted us in de
velopiog and establishing this journal,
nd to whose labors it is indebted for
so much of its prosperity, we avail
ourseif of the occasiou to acknowledge
our grateful recognition of their ser
ices Eve, Blackie, Foster, Jones,
Briggs, Nichol, and a host of talented
contributors. To Prof. Brigga, now of
very considerable experience, and ProC
Summers, who has just commenced
editorial life, we leave the destiny of
the Nashville Journal of Medicine and
Surgery, not doubting that, in their
able hands, it will continue to deserve
nnd receive its old patronage, enlarged
by a new one, and reach a higher plane
than graced any period of its past
The kind words of our brethren of
the medical press, recently, in allusion
to us, have overwhelmed us, for our
profound sense of gratitude seeks in
vain for utterance. If every medical
editor in the United States, without
exception, was all thatwe wish him,
earth would be to him a paradise only
to be surpassed by what awaited him
Headers, public and private, fare
well. Kashcille Journal uf Medicine
The importance of the eoming Ohio
Stae bluclion is recognized all over
the Union. Since Pennsylvania votes
in November, with all the rest of the
States, she has lost 'he prestige she
once enjoyed. The New York Herald,
in an article on the subject say :
"By the growth of its population
Ohio has become almost as important
a State as Pennsylvania, and so loog
as it shall continue to hold October
elections, it will be the battlo-field of
our political contests. Both
parties are certain to pour all their
forces into Ohio in October, and the
result of the emitet will virtually de
cide the next Presidential election. A
preat Democratic victory in Ohio in
October this year would insure cor
responding victories in most cf the
States which hold elections ia Novem
ber, and paralyze the hopes of the Re
Dqn.'t leave wagons, mowing ma
chines, etc., in the weather. It rots
the wood and rusts the metal. A shed
built with rough posts and covered
with straw will save many a dollar as
a covering for Buch things. Pain? ?i.e
wood work of wagons, hay frames, etc,
and see that all metalio prts i of ma
chinery aro well coated with oil.
A Cleveland Iwoman recently mar
ried a Chinese laundryman,andin three
days thereafter the unhappy celestial
appeared at a barber shop and ordered
bis pigtail cut off, saying in explana
tion : "Too. wucbee dam yank."
The state tax of New York this year
is 1 mills, or about double that of
Tennessee. An effort ia being made
in the assembly to reduce U to G mills.
A liner's Bevengt.
An incident occurred on a recent
trip which I made over the Union Pa
ciho, which may be of interest to your
readers, as it was at one time of un
common interest to me. We were roll
ing along between Salt Lake and Oma
ha, when I made my way into the
smoking car to enjoy a cigar, I noticed
a group gathered in the centre of the
car, and crowding my way up found
two men gambling. One was a well
dressed man, bnt bearing the general
appearance of a blackleg; the other
was a veritablo miner, just as he cama
from the mountains, with long, griizly
beard, rough, course and dirty clothes,
but with lota of gold. The play was
for quite large stakes, and I heard
whispers that the gambler waa about
to fleece the miner, and much sympa
thy was manifested for him.
The game draw poker still went
nn with hardly a word epoken by the
players, till dually, when a large sum
was on the board, the gambler being
railed on to show his hand, threw
down three aces and two queens, and
reaehed for the money,, the miner
ctretched over and held his hand and
laid down two aces, showing of course
five aces in the pack. He then reach
ed back and drew a lange navy revolv
er, cocked it, placed the muzzle di
rectly between the eyea of the gam
bler, still holding his hand. Not. a
word was spoken, but each looked
into the eyes of the other. Soon the
hand began to quietly move from the
money, the form of the gambler to
draw back, and still the revolver fol
lowed. He aterped into the aisle, aud
here the scene became so uninterest
ing to me and several others present
that we dropped under the seats. The
gambler slowly backed towards the
door, with the revolver following till
the door was reached and be passed
out The miner eoolly let down the
hammer of his revolver, replaced it in
his pocket, swept the money from tho
board into his pouch, quietly lighted
kis pipe, and settled back into his seat
as if nothing had happened. The
strangest part of the whole bnsioes
was that not a word was spoken from
the time the gambler laid his three
aces on the boaad till he passed cot of
the ear door. Vomngstotcm (C.) lirff-itlrr.
A home without a girl ia only half
blessed ; it is an orchard without blos
soms, and a spring without song. A
housefull of sous is like Lebanon with
iu eedars,but daughters by the tircsida
are like rosea in Sharon.
A man must bo exceptionally wiso
aod strong, who ia the eompasa of ona
short lifetime, can both acquire riehea
and learn the difficult art of being rich,
without doing his family harm by it.