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.... CLARKSVILLE, TENN., SATURDAY:' DECEMBER ... I75
. WHOLE NO. !,2Jj;
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j . Ct; Every- Description.
. Wetake ilesure In an&ouiiringthft reeeipt of the inrgeat and best nawirtrtl Block
vf Ilmldar Oood ic bin ever brought to lids market. We have rrescnf sellable
for l he maliet n well the inreeM n'l !-..
owda,in frh of wtoleti there I nn .llesi TOrfty. Tin'jr are now oj'en to Jie In.peo
(ion of our friends and 'he public ey neinliy.. Allure rllallT lnvltertto call anuex
amine, even If not 'wishing lo pureh:ie.
Elegant Illnstratedand Presentation Bosks,
? HANDSOME PRAYER BOOKS,
1IYHXALS, 1IY3IN BOOKSTAND BIBLES, .
.JUVENILE A.1Siy (TOY BOOKS,
STANDARD POETS, m every style, of binding,
"F'oreigrii ntid. Domestic : Stationery,
! ... : U . : John Holland's Gold Pens,
GaraeH, Huildliif; 13I?1, Etc., Writlngr Dosks,
. " . , Work Hoxes,
Photograph and Autograph Albums,' Etc., Etc.
December 4, 1873-tf.
Anl Soo Their
mm mwmm mm
Also Nen Lot
SPLIT ZEPHYRS !
Just received, and the special inducements they are offer-
DRESS GOODS, ETC.
We intend to sell our Goods, and to do it they must
to meet the stringency of the
have von call and look before
Harrison. Son c& Co.
Franklin Hall Building, No. 1 Franklin and Second Sts
Nov. fl, lis .tf.
NEW PALL GOODS!
GREAT ATTRACTION !
,..ncrntiilul-llitirfollow-'ltU'nKnp'" the flno i.nswcU of Hie country, 1ilUip dull j
! ni lrU tiniHlK-uon.-. TliN'lMiti'l cnnil the lii;;li Iioh-s fori liriniii-ainU
lutuiv li.ive indin-! ns io Imv largely ol kiwIi kkbIos wo know will met'l the wants
oi ourruMouiers; nl to etmblr llieni to flli ll t lie "holf s" nm.le by la-t year's tem-M.-
failure in croiN r nre lew-rmiu"! lo w II onmools I hi Kail without remnnera
tlve rrorit looking to the tniure tor reiitnnerut Ion more than the present. Ourstoolc i
i I XI kl ALLV LtHUL, embracing; all s'ylen mxt kinds of jroo1 neetKxl in this
country . We have th'-i s ion nimlo a KI'KI'IAI.S V ot
Southern XgEadc Jeans,
lloth for our Wliolesitlr nnl Kelail IVpartinftita. and will Rill nt LOWER PRICES
111 A LVt'.K l!i:t'OKK. our stock of
Korour Wholesale Iiirtnent. will lie found very Httrs'tive in Myle. quality and
nrtrr rou nt rv Merchants would commit their own luterekt ly EXAMIMKUOIK
Mi'iM'K We'rarnetttly Invite LjiiMok to examine our stock of I.AIHKSI' KI.VK
liOTS A I!KJl:S. We have A 1.1. 1 II K .NOV I'll tK. Our tI:XTLEJIIiS,a
l'lfc 0001 nrethfc BfcMT we have ever hud. foU and sen lli.ni, they sieali for
t lienisel vex. in
We hare every lel ruble Myl
lete. Call and kee us we will tnkm
tucy w imi to iiuy or not.
We enumerate trflow a few ol the line of
Son & Co.
times. We would like
In n word. Onr Mrk In Corn
wall in it on ourcusiomrra whether
Reminds us that winter with its
supply ourselves with Boots, Shoes,
At No. 25 Franklin Street.' will sell you those indispensable articles" of com
fo't for Let Mimry than any house ia the market, and at the same time give
you BvtU r Uood.
PUT HIM' TO
A ND SEE IF HE D0JE&T T 1)0-A LL HE AD YERTISES.
A large aad haDJsome line of Ladies" "Mice's aud Child re u'a Side Lace,
Front Laec and Itntton Shoes, from the principal manufacturers of Cincin
nati, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and other cities of the east.
In Side Lacot Front Lace, and Button. ' ; i - ; ;
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The Best Men's Boys' and Children's Kip and Calf Boots and Shoes in
town. Gents' handsome Bor-toed Shoes and Boots (shop made), will wear
jtitl at rxll as any any shop made goods in Clarksv'ille.
FINE HATS, ,r
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In Fur and Wool, at very lowest priees. Please call and gee our goods and
prices. We will f howyou through with pleasure, whether you buy or not.
November 27, 1875-tf.
ALWAYS KEEPS OX HAND A r
OF ' '-
BLANK BOOKS AHD STATIOHERY,
Tobacco, Cigars and Liquors . .
And he asks of both retail and wholesale purchasers to call and examine be
fore purchasing elsewhere. " . , , (Oct. J, la-tt,.
Come -ip; tb Chrorlicl OSic.
We have taken great 'care iri' selecting
our Christmas Stock and shW be' glad to
imvn vnii f nll and see if WrOti can not find
i 111 1 V J Wfc l
something you can use. be have a very
rich assortment oi .
DIAMOHDS! WITCHES !
Cheap and Fine.
From 25 Cents to 8100.
BUTTONS FOR CUFF, COLLAR AND SHIRT !
Rings, Pins, Ear Rings, Glove
Fasteners, Handkerchief Holders, Gold
Thimbles, Solid Silver and Plated Ladles, Spoons
and Forks, Card Cases and Stands, Cups,
Water Sets, Children's Sets, Nap
kin Rings, Fruit
Baskets, Met and Chamber Sets, Vases, Mantle
and Bureau Sets, won: assets, me nates,
Cups and Saucers to match, Traveling Cases,
Pocket Knives, Spectacles, Clocks, Opera
Glasses, Coffee Urns, Tete-a-Tete Sets,
and a great variety of
for little and big, young,
old. We have
MARKED OUR PRICES DOWH !
to the lowest Eastern prices, and shall be
glad to have you call and see our stock,
whether you wish to purchase or not.
0. L. COOKE.
December 13, 1S 5.
ice and snow isnear, and that we all mast
Hals, Caps, &s. .,, .
V. L. WILLIAMS.
to us, t
D a Twrri
J. AUN i W
Ft tue Chronicle. .
Hail, tbon beautfoosi glorious), uatalmorn,
Tbat Qrst beheld witli joy the Infant one,
Wbose birth was light to nations then on'
born. ' , ; .- '" , '
Whose gin the Father' Immaculate rod.
Thoa dost with gladness come to cheer
The heartsof sons and daughters dear,
. Who should to thy glad advent pay,
A tribute worthy thee, joyful day.
Welcome, thrice welcome, thy cheerfai
golden light, ... .
Quietly peering o'er the eastern plains.
Brightly gleaming from the distant monn
, Uiu's height, .. ." - -
Releasing Nature from hor sombroas
chains. ' . ; -
Thou hast a rapture t) impart
To the trne, loriog. gentle heart.
That's filled with sweet celestial loTe,
Which flows from crystal fuanU above.
We would not thy coming'reet with boist
eroaa noise - ;
Of salvos loud, and gamesome shonts so
wild, , ; v . ...
That ill comport with truly happy, tran
quUJoys, Whose beams with transport fill, yet at
soft and mild. -Let
our voices in grateful praise,'
Unite to chant the pleading lays,
That thrill the soul, the heart delight.
With contemplations sweft and joys
bright. - ' '. ' .
Thy visit so brief, their gueet to enterUln,
And with pleasure Bis gentle era lies to
secure, . . , ; .
Let each be wary, and from radenesa re
frain, ; . y
That, no honorable guest should endure.
Thy associations are sweet, ' '
Heuce it behooves to be discreet,
. And from all foll'es to be free, .
That ill snit the great jubilee.
There Isold Bacchus with his bowl to allure,
Hoyle with papers all painted so nice;
Terpsichore in a whirl, so witchingly de
mure : . - i."
Bright visions, the on wary t entice.
Forbid, that w, In reveling mirth,' ;
Should desecrate the day of His birth, .
, And bring reproach fspon the name '
Of the meek, gentle, loving lamb.
Ere long, festival day, thy tight will decline,
And leave uu,yet hot in sadness and gloomt
for thy luem'rles dear 'ronud each heart
And in the Eden of the wind forever will
. bloom..' . ' - . .
. And when thoo reclineat to rest
- Upon the ocean's placid breast,
"No longer tby beauties we view,
. Theu, glad day, a genileadieu.
Woodlawn, Tenn., Dec 1875.
. V. B.
"rom the Sunny South.
" !E E5TLE3tA3J
BT AIKEK POSTER.
One afternoou I stood leaning against
the ticket office in the Uniou Depot,
listlessly watching the bustle, crowds
and trivial incident attendant upon
the arrival and departure of trains.
As the new arrivals passed by, I noted
those whom I knew to b sufficiently
distinguished to figure, fa next day's
"personals." . . .
All at once, my attention was called
to a conple eateriug the reception
room. The man was tall, black-haired
and black moustached, had brilliant,
sinister black eyes, faultless teeth, thin
hands, tapering like a lady's was gen
teel in appearance and graceful in man
ner. The lady was a young and beau
tiful girl, hardly seventeen, a sunny
bloude, quiet and demure, and evident
ly an uncultivated country girl a real
child of nature. I made these mental
memoranda as I stepped -to the door
and saw the man show tbo. girl nicely
in a seat at the furthest earner of the
room jr- Then hcanie ca"ctutjuh th
door into the depot, 'and as he passed
me I "spotted" him.lo use a detective
slaug word. He had attracted my at
tention, because I thought the moment
I saw aim that he was an old acquaint
ance now I knew I was coirect. A
slight deformity pf bis left ear fixed
his identity beyond question, the afore
said er having been chewed out of
shape by a bar-room loafer in Nash
ville in 1872. Mentally. I said ;
" Mr. Gus Daly, the Chesterfieldian
gambler, I believe?''
Then, as Gus' hair was of geenteel
length, 1 began to count up how many
months be could have bad since turned
loose from the Tennessee penitentiary,
to which Judge Frazier sent him for
a nice little "bunko'"' operation in the
early days of 1873.
Just then Daly came by me again,
rattling the checks for a couple of
trunks which he had put upon an out
going train. He stepped up to the
window of the ticket office, and bought
one ticket through to New Orleans. I
thought he should have bought two,
as be bad a lady with him; but per
haps he had only been politely as
sisting her off the train, and she was
awaiting friends, who were to call for
her. Doubtless, this was true, for the
West-Point train blew its signal and
started, and Gus stepped politely on
board, eatering the Pullman sleep
Soon all the trains had pulled out ef
the shed, the gates over the tracks
locked, and the place deserted, with
the exception of several porters and
railroad officers. I stood near the re
ception room door, waiting for a friend
who was inside the ticket office trans
acting some business with the ticket
agent. Suddenly, I saw the girl who
had come iu with Gus Daly step to the
door and look out. She glanced her
eyeshurriedly over the deserted place,
and shrauk back with a troubled,
frightened expression upon her face.
"What's up now?" I mused. Her
friends have probably forgotten that
she was to come to the city to-day, or i
perhaps tbeydidn t recognize her when
Daly escorted her out of the cars."
As these things passed thro' my
mind, I heard low, convulsive sobs
coming from the inside of the reoep
tion room. I knew that she was cry
ing, and in evident distress. I went
inside and spoke to her:
"My dear young lady, are you in
truble? Please let me assist you, if I
"Oh, sir !" and she raised her beau
tiful, tear-filled and pleading eyes to
me ; "you are very good, and I am lost
and ruined I"
Then a fit of weeping prevented her
speaking for some minutes, after which
1 again spoke:
"What is the trouble. Miss, that I
may bclpyou out of it, if there is a way
out? Here is my card, and you nee'
not fear to speak freely and frankly."
She looked at the card, and then
dried her tears partially. She told me
her story in its details, first asking :
"Did you see Mr. Dcslonde.the gen
tlemen who brought ine here.
"3Ir. Deslonde ? Was the gentle -
man who brought sou from the
into this room Mr. Deslonde?''
"Yes, sir, his name is Mr. Panl Dcs
londe, and his home is New Orleans.
For several months he has been at
K .buying and dealing in horses
So, thought I, Gu? is up to some of
his old tricks again
The young lady who gave me ber
name, not oeccessary to be mentioned
here, went on to tell how Mr. Deslonde
had boarded with her widowed mother;
how he had made himself almost a son,
and during all this time made love to
herself the only daughter. He had
been exemplary in all thiugs indeed,
he displayed all the graces and noble
phases of true manhood, and none of
the vices, and both rootherand daugh
ter were charmed and captivated by
the "gentleman from New Grleans. '
The courting sped smoothly, and
Lula (that was her gireu nfvtue) aud
Mr. Deslonde became en.er.ged. He
received not many days before a letter
re-calling him at his earliest conven
ience to Aew Orleans for an indefinite;
period. If be and Lula were to
marneau n ,a oet De done at onw.
ihe goo-i, simple-hearted mother con -
EontA Mr Pl n,.alnnHVa t.r;.i.
most shine forth as a star, and great
bustle was made over the hurried event,
Poor Mrs. went into the town
and sold a small tract ot land, a por
tion of the meagre estate left by her
husbund, realizing $800 in cash. Mr.
Deloude was coming to Atlanta to
buy his outfi t, a nd to seeure some jewels
for his bride. Lula had bought some
silks and material, and woul? come to
Atlanta with him to have a fashiona
ble milliner make tbetroiuseau, as well
as to complete her purchases.
Mr. Deslonde wai a man of wealth,
and belonged to the haut ton of New
Orleans, and his bride must enter the !
charmed circles in befitting style, io I
it was all planed and decided upon,
and Lula prepared for her trip, kiss
ed her 'toother, passed over her
package of money, over seven hun
dred dollars, to Mr. Deslonde. and
together- they boarded the train for
Atlanta. During the few hour's ride,
Mr. Deslonde entertained poor, fasci
nated little Lula with roseate and gold
en pictures of the world into which he
was soon to introduce her. The next
chapter has been told, and the third
begins at this point
"Well Miss Lula." said I, "Itgrieves
me to say that both yourself and your
excellent mother have been grossly de
ceived. Mr. Paul Deslonde is a villain
whose real name is Gus Daly, and
whose society is that of gamblers,
high-waymen, horse-thieves and con
victs. I know him of old, and recog
nized him a half hour ago when he
brought you into this room. Then. I
saw him purchase a ticket to New Or
leans and take the train going that
Lula stared at me as though I had
suddenly developed an insane streak,
and showed plainly that she didn't be
lieve me. : - - ..-
"It's only too true, Miss Lula, I am
sorry to say. Has he eot your roonev
yet?"- . ' x " ' "
"Yea, sir; I gave it to. him, and he
was to assist me in my shopping."
"Then, believe me, he Las 'under
taken the entire contract, and if we
are not in a hurry, you will never see
ther money or him again !" I said. '
"Oh! what shall I do?" and she be
gan weeping again.1 i:
"Don't give way to your troubles so,
but oome along with me to the hotel,
and I will show you how to get even
with Mr. Gus Daly."
She went to the hotel and made her
self comfortable, while I went off to
the telegraph office, calling on my way
to see the chief of police. It did not
take many minutes to send a telegram
to a convenient station, ordering the
arrest and detention of our man. '
Two hours later, a dispatch an-
nounced that he was safe in the hands
of officers, and upon the arrival of the
late night train, we had the extreme
felicity of escorting Mr. Paul Deslonde
and bis baggage to the jail. Miss La
ta 's money and a small amount belong
ing to himself had been taken from
him by the capturing officers. He was
furious, passionately angry, and swore
vengeance upon all who were concern
ed in the "dastardly outrage"," ' as he
was pleased to style his arrest. W ben
asked by the chief of police to explain
his conduct, he refused, savin? that he
would explain only to Miss Lula, and
that she would understand and acquit
him, and to this end he demanded to
be taken where she was. I 'stepped
up to him and said:
' "Gus, you oan't see her !"
At the mention of his name, he start
led violently at me in astouishment.
Gus Daly, since he became Mr.
Paul . Deslonde, of New Orleans,'
doesn't seem to remember old acquaint
ances!" I laughingly remarked.
"Who the devil are you?" he ex
ota:.ari. nir,.r and surprise mingled
in the question.
"I thought you never would foreet
.me, Gus, although I am a trifie older
thaa when i wrote up that kninngaffair
of yours in New Orleans.and have some
more beard on my face than when I
heli ed you into the Tennessee peni
tentiary on account of that $2,000
"Porter t" be uttered inquiringly.
14 Yps, that's the name !"
"I owe you three now, you infernal
little rat 1 ' and he bit his lips in his
"All right, Gussie," I laughed: "if
you ever pay me they'll be the first
debts you voluntarily settled," and I
left him to go to the hotel to inform
Lula of his success.
She was overwhelmed with joy and
gratitude, and a very happy frame of
mind came to her, making her act and
look doubly handsome. I warned her
to go to rest and refresh herself for
next day's trial, and then I went to the
office and "wrote up" my old acquaint
ance for the third time in my report
orial career, and each time in a differ
Next day Miss Lula was bright and
blithe as you please: Gus sullen and
dejected, and I was sappy.
The trial came off easily, for Gus
waived examination, ud was commit
ted to jail in default o:' a bond for his
appearance at the nex: term of the Su
Miss Lula receivedher money and
baggage, and I had thi pleasure of see
ing ber safely on the train, homeward
bound, feeling amply -ewarded for my
part of the work by tie sweet smiles
and kind words whLh she lavished
upon me. She reachd home safely,
astounded and confoinded with the
story of her adventuies, aud luckily
escaped the gossips, as her engagement
with Deslonde alias Daly, had not been
publicly known, and my report avoid
ed that fact
A few days after Daly's committal,
a Nashville paper published the ac
count of his exploit, and soon af'Uir
there came an officer from Nashville
with a requisition lor Daly, who was
wanted to answer an indictment for
shooting, with intent to kill, at anoth
er gambler. He ran away, and had
been "lying out" at R; In the
meantime, he was dealing in stock
lightly, and giving his bills of sales to
some horse-thieves in that sectioa,
with whom he was connected, they us
ing the genuine bills to assist in the
Rale of stolen horses. Gus was taken
back to Nashville, and sentenced to
five years imprisonment.
Lula has never ceased to be thank
full for her delivery from the machi
nations, and that she suffered no worse
than she did from her associations with
him. Her experience learned both
herself arid her mother to be wary of
suitors, but despite all their care and
caution, one has been successful in his
wooing, and last week Lula came
aeain to Atlanta lor her trousseau.
She had no adventure this time worthy
; of note, and as I am to go up soon and
reiiort the weddiDg ceremonies, I will
not tell who "the gentleman from New
Orleans" is who has won Lula's heart
i Chattanooga Times: The Chatta-
; nooga blast furnace, wbirh met with an
accident a few days ago, is now iu full
blast again. Twenty-two to twenty
five tons of pig iron are produced daily.
The kind now turned oit is "mill iron."
This is sold iu Louisville for ?d
in St. Louis for 25. the difference io
price being the difference in freight
After deducting freights, disconntsand
commissions, th re is realized $16 aO
per ton net At these figures the pro
prietors are disposed to continue man
ufacturing. The Khedive of Egypt was educa
ted in Paris. epets breach to perfec
tion, is a capital talker on any kind of
subject, and takes an especially keen
interest in England and everything
be; This is the wy the Pittsburg Pust
pats Ju,jge Black into the field
! r . .-i .
i'l residential candidate :
Pennsylvania has not yet presented
j orite 6n tor the consideration
?' l1e nmoa at large, nor fould we in
her behalf thrust a favorite son far
ward. But while discuss'tcj possible
candidates, it should not be forgotten
that Pennsylvania has a on than whom
none bear a prouder front in the for
ward rank of statesmanship. A man
whwe life has been as pnra na bis
statesmanship is fur-reaching and com
prehensive. A man whose good advice
n as been unheeded by the Adminis
trations of the last sixteen years, but
to whom those Administrations hav
gone in the hour ot porn to ask that
the path of safety be pointed out
man under whom official correction
would not be permitted to exist, much
less to flourish and spread itselt like a
green bay tree, until it overshadowed
the whole land. A man who h;s been
trained in the highest school of states-
raansnip, wno is acknowledged on all
nanus to be the greatest constitutional
expounder of the age. and whose ai
ready distinguished services have
crowned him with laurels worthily be
stowed. A man under whose guidance
the Republic would be safe, and by
whom it would be brought back to the
true and ancient land marks, so that it
might enter upon the second eenlury
ot its existence clothed with bright
promise and surrounded by enduring
certainty. W e need not say we refer
to Jeremiah S. Black.
Two More Gigantic Kings ia St. Louis.
The St Louis Times, which, from
some unexplained cause, is generally
enabled to forecast striking events in
connection with the whiskey prosecu
tion, this moriiing contained dark
-insinuation that something is about to
turn up, and that new and startling de
velopments are to be made when the
special grand jury, which is to be con
vened, shall have got to work. These
prognostications, it is fair to assume,
are not without significance, and to a
certain rather select circle here they
have a terrible meaning. It his been de
monstrated almost to a moral certainty
that there are at least two gigantic
rings yet to be broken up in this city.
These arc the tobacco riog and the
new custom house ring. The existence
of these rings is admitted by partisan
Republicans, and there are certain
parties steadily working t ) secure a
firm foundation for open accusation,
and on which to base official investiga
tion. - It is probable that this fruit ia
ripe for plucking, and that it will be
laid before thegrandjury for their con
sideration at an early day. Cincinnati
CommcrcialDec. 13." .
The Importance of our Elver Trade.
In order to increase their busioess,
the merchants of St LouK Cincinnati,
Louisville, Evans villa and Paducab
have built boats, and paid them a bo
nus to run in their interest. It was
managed so well that do outside boat
could get any freight away from them.
Therefore a Nashville boat cannot get
any support from that city, or another,
where a spirit of rivalry exists between
them. There is quite a trade below
Nashville on the Cumberland, which
naturally belongs to .Nashville, but
which went to Jbvansville, Cincinnati
and Paducah until last season, when
the Nashville boats received pome pa
tronage. Threo boats leave Nashville
every week, viz: T. T. Hillman, Eddy
ville and Bermuda, for the lower Cum
berland, in the interest of this city.
Each carries drummers of Nashville
free, and freights cheaper than the
boats which come here from other cit
ies.; They certainly deserve the ca-
ironageoi cur. .merchants.
The following resolution was adopt
ed at a meeting of the Oakland (Miss )
Democratic-Conservative club, held
on the sixth instant :
Resolved, By the Oakland Demo-cratic-Conservatilve
club, tha.4 believ
ing by bis honorable and conservative
course in tho last cougress, as well as
his able and eloquent speeches in the
north and in the late canvass in this
State, that we are largely indebted to
Colonel L. Q. C. Lamar foe our great
political triumph, and as one of the
first duties of the Mississippi legisla
ture, now about to assemble, is to elect
a United States senator, and Colonel
Lamar being the unanimous choice of
this Democratic-Conservative club,
and, as we believd, the great mass of
the people of the State and entire De
mocracy of the Union, we earnestly
request Senator Thornton, Colonel
Rodgers, our floater, and Captain Les
ter our reptescntative, to consult the
wishes of their constituents and cast
their votes for him for that honerable
position which he so richly merits and
Hear how Forney's Philadelphia
Press goes for that truly loyal concern,
the "Union League of America :"
That most pretentious of shams and
liol lowest of humbugs, the National
Union League of America, held or
purported to hold, a meeting iu this
city jo-terday, and we suppose that
tho.MiJ turns Is which have not the fac
ulty of Mt'ting iuws will publish this
moruiug it clumry record of supposi
tious action. There was a time in the
history of ibis alf.tir when a tew second
rati iktiiu urpra ali9ra ina&rtaA in ita
nrruuM'diiiiM. with n view of Divine I
uietu a coior oi autneuticity, out even
those, now, have dropped out, and the
minutes show only shadowy resolutions
and indefinitely worded motions.
The whole attempt is a political 6ham
a thin attempt to trade on our hon
ored name which should be discoun
tenanced and crushed out by respecta
Attend Tour Grange Meetings
Here is what the Granger of Canada
thinks about attending the Grange
meetings. It will do to apply to many
in this section :
"It is too common with recently or
ganized granges that the members be
come negligent After the excitement
is over and the novelty of the thing
dies sway, they loose their interest in
the matter and quit attending; it not
entirely, their attendance is so irregu
lar that they are unable to keep pace
with the workings of the Order, either
at home or abroad ; while the more
zealous brothers and sstes are in full
enjoyment of all the advantages and
reaping the benefits thereof, they by
staying away and neglecting to put
forth their baud to receive what is al
ready prepared for them, receive very
little or nothing at all, and are ready
to find fault with the grange.
The only son of Dan Voorhees con
templates making the stage his proles-r
sion. His dramatic talent is consid
ered by those who know him best to
be of eo common order. Mr. Voor
hees has organized an amateur compa
ny in his native city, Terre Haute, Ind
hs drilled iu members himself, and
has been traveling through Indiana,
civics theatrical representations, meet
ing everywhere with considerable suc
cess. At the late term of the District
Com tot Bosfier parish, Louisiana, a
colored man, indicted for larceny, was
tried belore a jury composed exclusive
ly of colored men. The J udge presid
ing specially directed them concerning
the form of a verdict they were to ren
der. The iurj retired, and in a chort
time returned and handed in the fol
lowing: "We the verdict find the
jury guilty." It is not known what
sentence the Judge pronounced aga inst
the self-conv'rcted jurymen.
Onr State Indebtedness.
An Opf a Letter froa Gov.,, Porter.
ExEcrrrivK Office, Najhvilli,
Texxesscs. Dee. 15, 1375. James
Morton Ej., New , York, Sir Your
commanicatioa, covering article from
New York Times, ia received. The
January interest on the debs of the
State of Teunessee wiilnot be paid, and
all tbat can now be promised is that so
soon as the requisite amount of moot y
U paij into the tremury it will be ap
plied to tha imvment of the interest
due the first of July last. . Before this
can be done, however, there. U a bal
aoce of two hundred and fiftv-thousand
dollars, borrowed by the State, to pay
the interest due January, 1575, and an
outstanding warrant account of four
hundred nd twenty-five thousand dot
lars to bo provided for.
An effort wis made to borrow the
money to pay the last July interest
1 believed then thai it was unfortunate
for the State that the negotiation failed:
now I am thorougb.lv satisfied that the
failure was a fortunate circumstance
both for tho State aud for the holders
of her securities, for the reason that
the January interest due in a few da vs.
could not be paid without resorting to
another loan, and to undertake to car
ry an additional loan account of fifteen
hundred thousand dollars, with an
empty Treasury, would be at the sac
rifice of whatever of credit is left to
the State. The executive officers of
the State have therefore resolved to
look to the resources of the State for
the payment of the interest on the pub
lic debt, and not to a further loan.
The article enclosed by yourself as
sumes that the resources derived from
taxable property, amounting to 00.
000.000, was dedicated to the payment
of the interest on the State debt, and
that "the Legislature had provided
Treasury warrants to . pay the floating
r ..... . ?
eui. neiuier assumption is true,
k. tax of four mills was levied bv the
State to pay expense, and subse
quently the Legislature provided for
the issuance of treasury warrants, re
ceivable in payment for all dues to the
btate, limited to SoOO.000 at a tame, to
be issued for e mrtut tzpenet only.
and because of the alleged poverty of
the people, resulting from a general
uuure or tne crops tor the year 137 .
the collection of the revenues with
which it was expected to meet the last
July interest was suspended until the
15th day of November, 1875. Since
that date there has been paid into the
State Treasury the sum of 11514676,
of which amount $71,600.24 was in
Comptroller's warrants, $10,576 in old
issue of Sink of Tennessee, the bal
ance $(3,901.02 fn currency. The wri
ter of the article enclosed, is ia error
as to the expectation of realizing large
collections from the $77,000 of arrear
ages reported to the last Legislature.
From a careful investigation of the
subject t is found that the sum covers
commissions not yet allowed, insolven
cies and lund sales not vet reported.
judgments and debts in suit in favor
ot the btate, where principal and sure
ties are insolvent, and represents a
very small sum of collectable revenue.
This statement covers all of your in
quiries except the one in reference to
a repudiation of the State debt; and I
do not hesitate to say that there is not
a man in the State with the slightest
claim to respectability who favor such
a proposition ; but I do believe that
there are many good and wise men in
Tennessee who believe that the bonds
of the State carry too high a rate of
interest, and hold that it would be to
the interest of the holders themselves
to consent to such a reduction of the
rate of interest as would be acceptable
to the tax payer ;. this proposition can
not come from the State,- but I have
information that induces the belief
tbat tha large holders of Tennessee
iboqd will accept a reduced rate of in-
tores: if iter can be satisfied that per
manent provision will be made to pay j
witn promptness tne rate agreed upon,
and that all holders of our securities
consent tq this reduction. Unless
such an arrangement is consumma
ted, the shrinkage in values in the
State will compel the next legislature
to raise the rate of taxation from four
to six mills on the hundred dollars,
and in any event I am confident that a
sinking fund of some amount will be
prqvided by the next legislature, for
the gradual extinguishment of the
State debt I have the honor to be
your obedient servant,
Jas. D. Porter.
Commenting on the President's rec
ommendation that the Constitution
be so amended as to require 'each of
the States to establish and maintain
free schools, the Cincinnati Commer
cial of the 8th says :
This is the substance of an amend
ment to the Constitution suggested in
a recent letter of ex-Speaker Blaine.
It is a question whether the States
ought not to be left to deal with that
matter. It will be time enough to in
terfere when they show their unwill
ingness and incapacity to prevent a
divergence of their school funds to
sectarian uses. It is not a question
that has reached national dignity, and
this forciog it into prominence just
now will be regarded with suspicion
by those who are suspicious of the
President's political motives and his
ambition to succeed to himself in the
Presidential office. If Blaine's letter
was a bid for popular support in his as
pirations for the Presidency, General
Grant, as it is Slid
in a game of cards
sees him and goes him ono better."
Cast of a Trip to Florida.
A correspondent of the Courier
Journal furnishes the following infor
As many of your readers may desire
to know the time required in making
the trip snd cot of a visit to r lorida.
say Jacksonville, 9J8 miles south of
Louisville, I havi thought it well to
give you my own experience as a guide
to otbers. i ho round trip ticket tnat
is to oouiO and return, can be purchased
for $53 00. I itemize expenses on the
wav also as follows : Leaving Louis
ville on 12:2() train Monday night took
breakfar-tat Nashville, which cost 75
cents; dinuerat Chattanooga. 75cents;
supper at Atlanta, 73 cents ; breakfast
at Macon, f 1 ; dinnerat a fine cottage,
75c; nosupper to be h id in the low pine
swamps; fine breakfast at tValdo, 5j
cents, nqd arrived at Jacksonville at'J
a. ni. Wednesday. The total cost for
the round trip of 1 ,."! miles will be
tY. The actual expense for railroad
j fare will be at the rate of only2J cents
per mile, ana mere is gooa eaiiog in
.i j it
along the route. The lima from Louis
ville to Jacksonville is but 57 hours
and 20 minutes. Board can be secured
at Jacksonville at the hotels from ten
to fifteen dollars pe' week, and private
houses for from seven to ten dollars
a week. .
'Sir John Bennett, the alderman and
well known watchmaker in the oitvof
London, delivered a lecture the other
day, during which he made the follow-i-g
metaphor: Vou can stop a clock
at any moment" he said,"but you can
not stop a watch. So it U with the
talk of men and of women. Man is a
great ugly, coarse machine, but you can
silence him. Woman is a beautiful,
fragile, jeweled thing tut she will
run ou till she stops of herself. '
Geo. P. Howell & Co., the adver
tising agents, record the establishment
ofbl2 newspapers snd periodicals io
the United States and Canada during
the past thirty weeks, the suspensions
in the same period having been 484.
This gives an average of twenty-seven
new pqblioatiouH weekly and a death
rate of neirly eleven per week.
SPE5DYOCE JIOS'ZY At HOHE.
There are tea reasons why you shorJd
spend your money st home. They art
so forcible tad well put that w cannot
refrain from presenting them to our
readers, hoping they will giro them
the consideration which they deOTs
1st It u your home. You oacnot
improve It much by taking away money
to spend ii.
2nd. There is no way of Improving
a place so much a bv eneourafinz
good merchants,' good schools, and
good people to settle among you, ani
this cannot be done unliss you spend
your money at home..
31. Spend your money at borne be
cause there is where you generally get
it It is your duty.
4th. Spend your money at home, be
cause when it ia necessary for you to
get credit, it generally is of your towa
merchants you have to get it and they
must wait for the money. Therefore,
when you have the cash in bind, spend
it at home.
5?h. Spend your monev at home. It
will make better merchants o your
merchants, they can, and will, keep
better assortments, and sell at lower -r.ite,
than if the only business they do
is what is credited out, "hile the money
gNe to other places.
otn. spend your money at borne.
You ma? hare sons crowing who
will some day be the best merchants
in town. Help lay the foundations for
them now. It is a duty. It mav be
your pride in after yeava to say : "By
trading at tne store 1 got my soa a
position as clerk, now he is a pro
prietor." Then you will think it hard
if your neighbors spend their money
out of town. Set the example now.'
7th. Spend your money at home.
Set your example now Buy your dry
goods, groceries, meats, and everything
at home, and you will see a wonderful
change ia a short time ia the business
outlook of the place ; therefore, deal
with your home merchants.
Sth. Spend your money at honw.
What do you gain bv going oJ? Count
the cost: see what von eon Id have
done st home by letting your merchants
have the casn. Strike a balance and
see if you would not have bee j just .
well off, besides helping yoar rwt-
chant . .
9th. Spend your money at hone.
Your merchants are your neighbor,
your friends; they stand by you in
sickness: are your associates; without
your trade they cannot keep your busi
ness. No stores, then no banks, no
one wanting tu buy property to settle
on and build up your piaeo.
10th. Merchants should dc their ad
vertising at home. - They should get
their bill heads aud letter heads, cir
culars, cards, envelopes, and all their
printing at home, in their newspaper,
which aids them in many ways, and
advertises them hundreds ot timet
without any pay whatever. Merchant
should set an example to their custom
ers by patronizing their home news
papers. Men and women are imitative
animals, and are prone to follow ex
amples set them. ' How can merchant.'
expect their neighbors to trade with
them if they set the example of goin?
away from home for their printing and
advertising? . Let merchants and peo
ple all patronise home enterprises,
home industry and home trade. So
shall they all be prosperous and happy.
How and In What Manner it Say be
Legallr I'sed-Belatlons or Papils to
- to Their Teachers.
The legal relations of teachers to
ward their pupils being s question of
general interest we give the opinion
delivered by Justice Baskette, Wed
nesday, in the Fogg school eae :
The defendant is arraigned for an
awault and battery upon thd person of
Kalph Trabue. The relation between
the defendant and ltalph is that of
teacher and pupi I. The defendant
then stands in lnco jxtrtnti. What
would be the parent's authority for the
good of the child would likewise be
that of the teacher, and the law has
very properly guarded tho rights of
both parties. The authority of the
Earent over the child does not permit
im to exercise that authority in a
cruel wanton manner ; so the authority
of the teacher over that of the pupil
must not bo exercised wantonly and
without cause, but in moderation and
Under the law, tho teacher, like the
parent, has the same right to enforce
obedience to the rules of the school, an
the parent has to enforce obedience to
the rules of bis household,, but this
right must be exercised with discre
tion and moderation, beyond this
neither has any right to go. Theright
of a parent to chastise a refractory
and disobedient child is so necessary
to the good government of a family, .
and good order of society, that no mor
alist or lawgiver has ever questioned it.
Then, it is not the infliction of punish
ment but the excess of punishment,
which will constitute an offense. In
subordination iu a family would lead
to disastrous results if so checked by
parental authority. Whatever author
ity ia neocsaary to enforce obedicneo
may be exercised by the parent, so it
i exercifed in moderation and reason.
The teacher, standing in the placj of
the parent, has the right to rnfou-e
obedience from a refractory and disobe
dient pupil, and even to use ths rod
when necessary. Insubordination and
disobedience on the part of a pupil
could not be tolerated in a school
without producing endless mischief,
hence the law clothes the teacher he
standing in the place of the parent
with power and authority to enforce
obedience. The scholar, like theeh.ld,
being helpless and in the power of the
teacher, he will not be allowed wau
tonly to exercise his authority, snd
abuse with impunity, by taking ven
geance into his own hands.
The Supreme Court in the esse of
the State vs. Anderson, 3d Head, say
that government should be patriarchal
rather than despotic. The relation is
that of superior and inferior; hence
it is the duty of the pupil to obey, and
he has no right to disobey the rules of
the school. If be does, the teacher
has the power vested in him to correct
for the disobedience in a moderate and
reasonable way, a ad it is as much his
duty t" enforce oliedienee ss it is tho
duty of the pupil lo yield obedience.
The relation between the defendant
snd the party altered to hare been as
saulted being thai of teacher andjpupil,
the chastisement it presumed to have
been proper, and the State must show
that the chastisement was excessive.
Now, applying the law to the facts
in this case the rrinoner will be dis
charged. yathokU A merican.
The next Centennial anniversary of
importance, and ueoessarily the last of
the present year, is that of Montgom
ery's unsuccessful attack bo Quebec,
December 31, 1775. The brave eom
tnander lost his life ia the attempt,
and the affair will be remembered as
an example of misdirected va'or.
Mr. Colfax tells a story of President
Lincoln that when he was attacked by
small-pox be said to his attendants :
"Send up all the office seekers, and tell
them I've got something I eaa five
eath of them."
WLon a French army officer is con
victed of felony hut epaulettes ire torn
off, his sword 1 broken and a private
steps from the ranks and kicks him.
After that the eivil authorities take
cars of him.
"Some men,' said a stone mason,
"become vagabimds, jut tssomeslalw
of marble beeonte useful as door steps,
snd others become lying tombstone,'
tTt. 1, ISTj-II.