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K. . TK0M1S, Editor.
CL1RKSTILLE : : : BE'J. 25, 1S7S.
New York, Dec. 11. A special
from Washington says ihe Democrats
re generally accepting the idea tlat
they should fall in with the President's
suggestion of theConstitutional amend
ment prohibiting the support of sectari
an ccbool out of public moneys, and at a
jneetinjr of the Democratic Association
of the Dibtrictof Columbia, last night,
the first step towards such a movement
was taken by the introduction of reso
lutions stating that the free echool evs
teui of the United States is the brient
est star in the galaxy of the republic,
?jnd that upon iUmaintenauceand per
petuity depend the present and fir.ure
of the American people; that the Dem
ocratic party always has and at all
times hereafter, will resist all attempts
looking to a division of the public
school fund, no matter for what pur
pose; that the Democratic party has
been now. is and always will be. in la
Tor of free schools, free press, free
sneech. free trads and gold and silver
as the only constitutional money of the
nation, paper money being the illegiti
mate offspring of the Republican
We republish the above dispatch,.
old enough to be on the retired list,
because it contains matter worthy of
grave consideration, and poiuts to com
plications which should be studiously
avoided by the Democratic party during
the coming year. Nothing can be more
incompatible with the past record of
that party or more damaging to its fu
ture usefclness, than the falling in
'wiih the President's suggestion of the
Constitutional amendment prohibiting
the support of sectarian schools out of
the public moneys." In a game of chess,
su :h a move might be a shrewd one
but when the life of tlx Republic is at
stake, with all the blessings of liberty
and prosperity it was intended to be
stow, it were worse than folly to re
move another prop from the support
of our free institutions f r the chance
of check iuatiug the President.
The. Federal Government lias its
military and naval schools ; in these
there is no likelihood that the question
of a sectarian division of funds will
ever arise, and should it ever be moot
ed, the authority of the government is
absolute over the subject as the Con
stitution now stands. The free school
system belongs to the States which
have adopted it for the cheap and uni
versal education of the children with
in their respective limits. Is the Dem
ocratic party prepared to unite with the
President tn procure an amendment
which shall place the educational in
stitutions of the States under the ab
solute control of the general govern
tnent? It is true that all this does not
appear upon the face of the President's
recomiuendaticu. but when we remem
ber the efforts of the Sumner wing of
the Radical party to make education
compulsory and to give Congress power
to force the States to provide the means
f jr universal education, there can be
no doubt that the President looks to
the consummation of the whole of
Sumner's scheme as a long stride to
wards consolidation and imperialism,
and though the amendment may con
tain nothing but the prohibition of a
division of public funds for sectarian
fchools, under continued Radical rule
it will be made to mean everything
which Radicalism desires to accom
plish in this connection.
Kvery sensible man will endorse
the position of the Democratic associ
ation of the District of Columbia, on
the subject of "the free school system
of the States" not of the United ;
State but there the resolutions j
should have stopped as a sufficient
counterpoise to the President's glarine
hum buggery. We agree that the school
fund, appropriated as a whole to edu
cate the children as a whole, should
not be divided, but no constitutional
amendment to prohibit a division if,
in the course of events, such should
become desirable in auy one or more
of the States. In any event, ths mot
to of Democracy should be Hands
off the Constitution and the rights of
the States ! The issue raised in refer
ence to the currency we cousider ill
judged, coming as it does from a mere
Democratic club. Its tendency is to
wards division and discord, and the
question should have been left to a
convention of the whole party. It is
true that gold and silver are the only
constitutional currency, but Democra
cy is not. responsible for the violation
of the Constitution and the substitu
tion of paper for metalic currency, nor
is it bound to pledge itself to restore
the unfMlum state of things without
due consideration of the lessons taught
by years of exerience. An infraction
of the Constitution, positively endorsed
by a majority of the people for fifteen
consecutive years and acquiesced in by
the minority, presents strong claims to
the validity of an authorized amend
ment, and furnishes a plausible excuse
for not bringing ruin on the country
by destroying a good, in order to sub
stitute an impossible, currency. Paper
money, in some form, is indispensable
to healthy commerce and progressive
agriculture. And whilst a gold basis
for such paper may do no harm as long
as the one is the exact equivalent of
the other, yet we see no necessity for a
currency for the government and a cur
rency for the people ; nor is it desira
ble to have a fictitious standard of
values which speculation can employ
as an agent of its own greed. We dif
fer in toto with the Democratic associ
ation on the currency question, and
protest against iu attempt to pledge
the party to the support of the cher
ished measure of rings and inonopo
Suppose that Morton's committee
reports frauds in the Mississippi elec
tions of course it will, because it Is
to be sent there to go through the
-Hity form of investigation and report
uMrueted before going what will
JJe Sute do about it? Send for
f r ,la" n drive the Representatives
crl!'K,s,sI',,l,i t of the Halls of Con-
-v civil process, that body can
lisw.... - t,ie members from
't is C ,n, M,e low House. The 1
pretax, f 'H"e t l-rovide a
r.H,o,u ?M its
thunder report t)t wt;oh 0'11 nd
northern heart rur 1, .ft,rethe
M-called Liberal Senate.
gone lack to wauow in the Radicl
Tuk consideration of Morton's bill,
to send a select committee to enquire
Into the frauds or the Mississippi elec
tion, will probably not be taken up in
the Senate until January. The Radi
cal majority is ripe for any extreme
measure against the South, but our
hope in this case is that the Democrat
ic majority in the House will inform
said committee that it must pay its
bill of expeuses Congress having no
authority to appropriate money to de
fray the cost of any such illicit traffic
n party politics. The Democrats have
already conceded enough for harmony
in the organization of the House, and
the time has come for them to stiffen
their backs and shoulder the responsi
bilities imposed by their oath to sup
port the Constitution and promote the
general welfare. The Senate has no
more right to investigate Mississippi
than it has to do the same thing in
Ohioor Pennsylvania, and, in our opin
ion, the House will not do its duty
should it appropriate money to pay for
euch a palpable, infringement of the
rights of any southern State.
The vote in the House, on the reso
lution against a third term, stood 232
against and 18 for it, and of the 13 six
were of the colored troops. The reso
lution fell ''ike a bombshell in the
.Radical camp and the author, Spring
er, of Illinois, has won considerable
reputation for strategy iu thus placing
so many Radicals on record against the
Indianapolis is hardly second to
St. Louis iu the development of Rad
ial Stealing, and the half has not been
disclosed at any poiut of investiga
tion. The corruption of that party is
the foulest blotjon the records of chris
Kiuht bills have been introduced
in the House for the repeal of the
specie resumption law. A move is al
so made to investigate the whiskey
prosecution in St. Louis and the re
moval of Gen. Henderson.
We are for one Presidential term
with ineligibility ever afterwards, but
we oppose, as an iunovaticn upon
usage, the proposition to make ex
Presidents Senators for life from the
United States at large.
There have been bread riots in
Canada, which create grave apprehen
sions of suffering and crime. It will
not take the tidal wave long to reach
the plundered and oppressed thousands
of the North.
The President is Said to be still ex
tremely sensitive about the whiskey
prosecutions. His share of the "crook
ed" is enough to make a stronger man
Toe Babcock Court martial has been
discharged. Grant thinks its white
wash will not be needed since he en
tered upon his defeuse before the civil
TliE Radical minority, in the House
is making a fierce fight, but in its des
peration it strikes too wildly to make
its blows effective.
Judge Flippin is the nominee of
the Conservative Democratic Conven
tion for Mayor of Memphis.
LETTER FBOM 3IcMLXYILLE.
Editors Chronicle : When I left
your lovely little city in the month of
last Oct, I promised to drop you a
short communication when I reached
.y new home. Long ago, I would
have redeemed uiy word, but the plain
truth is just this, I have been pressed
with work. Iam delighted with my
present situation. McMinuville is a
pleasant place to live in. It is certain
ly one of the nicest little towns in Mid
dle Tennessee. It is iu a high and
healthy reiiiou of country, and the
sceneiy around it is beautiful beyond
description. It is iu sight of the great
chain uf (be Cumberland mountains.
Rcu Lomond, which is merely a spur
of the maiu range, is seen towering up
in the full grandeur of its vast dimen
sions and lifting its great cloud-crowned
summit to the bright blue sky,
while down its broad sloping sides,
hang in unrivaled beauty the hazy
mists which are sometimes kindled
into splendor by the golden beams of
the shining sun. And away up upon
the very top of this gigantic mound of
curth and rocks, are houses and culti
vated farms. The people who liva up
there occupy lofty places. In balmy
Spring and sultry Summer t must be
delightful to dwell upon those mighty
height", but during the rattling rains of
surly Autumn aud driving storms of
dreary Winter.abiding so high in cold,
thin air certainly is almost intolerable
to poor freezing and shivering human
ity. But some folks are so fond of
exaltation in this life that they will
run fearful risks and hazards of death
itself, that they may soar fir above tl.e
ordinary lave of "the common herd
of human cattle." But this may uot
be the case with those who have pitch
ed their tents upen the fertile peaks
of our famous mountain. Ihavenevei
been up there yet, but those who are
well acquainted with these fields that
are spread out in regions so much
above the humble plains around them,
report that they are rich and produc
tive. But I began to tell you something
about McMinnvilie, and was drawn off
ia speaking of Ben Lomond, so I will
now return to my original theme. As
I have already said, McMinnvilie is a
handsome and flourishing city. While
its buildings are not of the most mag
nificent kind, they are quite neat and
comfortable. Evidently thev were
reared for use rather than display.
The inhabitants are clever, kiud and
cultivated. They have good schools.
There are Gvu church edifices in town,
and another in contemplation. The
people here have energy and enter
prise. There are several machine shops
of ont sort and another, and also some
Manufacturing establishments already
in operation- Thy ;.' "V.
And you can get any kind of water
iu this country that you desire. In
fact, all the waiers seem impregnated
with various minerals. J'o difference
what may be the matter with you, a
remedy is readily found in the water.
It will relieve you quicker and better
than Medical prescriptions. And the
waters ere generally as clear and as
l'rit-'Ut as liquid f lag.
15, lTa. '
LETTER FROM FLORIDA.
Indian Rivee, Dec. 5, 1375.
I find the pinft lands of this section
of the State well adapted to the cul
ture of the orange aud other fruits. On
the hammock lands from two to four
hundred dollars are made by syrup per
acre. This land is inexhaustable, and
requires replanting only once or twice
in twenty years; and the tops of the
cane left on the ground will almost do
away with the necessity of cultivation;
and the cane may be allowed to remain
all winter, never being injured by frost.
It is capable of producing from two to
four thousand pounds of sugar per
acre indefinitely. This land fronts 00
the banks of Indian river, which is an
arm of the sea, one hundred and fifty
miles long, and two to ten miles wide.
Its banks arc always green with growths
that never lose their foliage. Beiug
salt it is never stagnant or offensive,
and its depth never varies except with
the tide. It is navigable its whole
The following bill of fare can be
furnished here : Partridges, which are
numero us and gentle as chickens, doves,
a dozen varieties of ducks, wild turkeys,
twenty kindsof salt-water fish, venison.
bears,panthcrs:tnd aligators. Dessert-
oranges, banauas, pine-apples, guavas.
I attended a celebration and picnic.
There two creditable addresses were
read.and though the day was cloudy and
what they call here a cold snap, there
was a good crowd of healthy and re
spectable people present. Many of
the children were bare-footed, and I
heard uot a cough, indeed I have not
heard a cough in the State, except
from a poor Northerner who has come
down here to keep from dying. The
table was loaded with every delicacy,
and adorned with roes and innumer
able flowers, not forced to a precocious
maturity in pits and hot-beds, but re
joicing in this balmy and gentle climate.
The young people spent the evening in
dancing, aud I being the best fiddler
in the crowd, (not complimentary to
the brotherhood,) I contributed to the
I am going down the river near the
inlet to fish, hunt and look at the land.
I saw a gentleman yesterday just from
that country. He said he went down
to salt up a supply offish for the win
ter. They took upwards of sixteen
hundred fish from one draw of the
6eine, and let go at least a thousand.
At certain stages of the tide fish can
be rated out with a garden rake.
My postoffice address is Sand Point,
Volusia county, Florida. This point
will be best reached by taking through
tickets from Nashville to Jacksonville,
aud a boat to Salt Lake,- or stop at
Lake Harney where wagons will be in
waitiug for freight to Sand Point; and
twelve miles will bring you to Mr.
Carter's on the direct road which
is a mile from hare, (Mj. Magruder's).
SEW PROVIDENCE ITEMS.
Tobacco coming in lively.
Business has an upward tendency.
How is your head this morniug?
Everything is now in a good swing
for the holidays.
Mrs. Blakency's house and lot will
be offered for sale at auction, Jan. 1.
T. P. Edlin and J. W. Howell have
opened a boot and sKo etop in our
town. Success to them.
Tandy & Whitefield have a large as
sortment of holiday articles. Call and
examine their stock.
J. M. Williams has removed his
meat store to a room adjoining Wheat
ley's livery stable.
Bill LuterOsburn has taken a posi -
tion as salesman with J. II. Pettus &
Co., wholesale and retail grocera.
R. H.Walkerisfiltingup acomuiod
ious warehouse preparatory to engaging
iu a tobacco and commission business-
Win. Donaldson and Ben. McGhee
arc the only parties in our town who
furnish "spiritual tomforts for the iu
ucr man" in small doses.
C. Mcliigan, dealer in stoves and tin
ware, has a lanjc and complete stock,
He says he can furnish anything luhis
line of business at as low figures as
any house south of the Ohio river.
Give him a trial,
Mr. Barrow, of Christian county,
Ky., has opened a wagon shop in our
town. He is au industrious man, and
will no doubt receive a liberal patron
age from our citizen:'.
Messrs. Johnson & Kendrick have
a full stock of dry goods and groceries,
and are offering them to the trade at
very low prices for cash. D. D. John
son, Jas. Osburn and V.M.Johnson
are the courteous salesmen of the
Next year is leap year, and all the
marriageable girls are corre-pondiugly
tickled. The slow boys will be brought
up to time after the first of Jauuary, as
the girls propose to propose.
Geo. Rossingtou and G. W. Leigh
officiate behind the counters of D. W.
Scott & Co. This firm has a very large
variety of uice things for the holidays.
Somebody said they heard some one
say something sometime somewhere
about somebody or something. There
is nothing like getting a fact cornered.
F. Bostlemm and M. Small repre
sent the saddlo and harness business
of New Providence. They do good
work, at prices to suit the times.
The couple who were married here
last week, walked all the way from
near Princeton, Ky., to this place. As
they seemed determined to enter the
"dismal swamp of matrimony," they
were accordingly accommodated. The
bride looked charming in her new
dotted calico dress.
On the ISth inst., a child of Jim
Bradshaw, vol., was left alone in the
cabin, and by some means its clothes
were set on fire. It ran out into the
yard, but before assistance oould reach
it, was so severely burned as to cmue
its death in about au hour. This is
another lesson for parents, which
should teach ihum the danger of leav
ing helpless little ,. eXpsed to the
risk of such fearful accident.
M. B. Coleman coiilii.ip-a to .(.) hif
dry good, clolhiiift. I.ootx, .) n, ! ,
at "rock bottom pi le,,.." ,) ;n ,,.
tinue to do so during tho i0li.Jny,
Persons wishinz to avail thi-m . vc,f
thosa literal prircihould ell ;. 4,n. ,
Messrs. Jones, Huffman and lUrl.iu.
smile behind the counters, n I fltu,
(ill the yard sticke, Jonc i l ,1)
married man among them, an.) lhi.r
fore, the ovc n"1 r,'v
their upon Jinn.
P I 1 f
. TO HILDA.
Better beware of the threatening clouds
that over spread, . . ,
Even now shadowing that bright, classic
Than openly censure, and thus mantle
The cheeks Mint ever flush at the mention
of your name.
In honor to her, whose beauty, brightness
Ever remind ns Unit Providence only
Haw? why when the bright life-light and
Of her who ban created shall let it expire-;
When she suffers our crodit, our morals
K'c-n thus to be slandered and thus recall
Levities, lightness, liquor, laxity and gen
H., O. and S. thus take doggerel issue.
In this, they claim that, t'aought, strength
Levity has gone too far so has several
- pounds of freer
Desist, fair nymph ; no longer act the seer.
And then we'll love you, laud, you, and
lavish . ,
Many toasts to yon, when we discuss
beer, tc. Titio.
THE STATE UBAXttE.
Proposed Amendments to the Con
stituttion. At the recent meeting of the State
Grange iu Louisville, which adjourned
last Friday, the following amendments
to their Constitution and by-laws were
proposed. As the proposed amend
ments are to be submitted to subordi
nate granges for ratification, we copy
them iu full :
1. Amend the preamble, under the
head of "State Grange," by substitut
ing the following for Section 1 :
"Section 1. Fifth degree. Pomona
(Hope). Composed of the Mastersnnd
Past Masters of subordinate granges,
aud their wives who are Matrous shall
be honorary members, eligible to of
fice, but not entitled to vote ; and pro
vided that when the number of subor
dinate granges in auy State becomes so
great as to render it necessary, the
State Orange may, in such manner as
it may determine, reduce its represen
tatives by providing for the election
of a certain proportion of those enti
tled to membership iu the State Orange
from each couuty, and the members so
chosen shall constitute the voting
members of the State Orange."
4. Ameud the preamble to the con
stitution under the head "National
Grange" by inserting between the
words "Master" and "of," whera they
occur in the second lines of said para
graph, the words "Past Masters and
1 1 . 1 i j: . .1. .
iucu nnca, nuu ii&u uy auuiug ai iuc
close of said paragraph the words fol
lowing, to wit : "Provided that only
thoso members of the National Grange
who are Masters of State (i ranees, and
their wives who are Matrons, shall be
entitled to vote thereiu ; and provided
further that Past Masters, and their
wives who have taken the degree of
Pomona, aud all former members of
the National Grange, shall be honora
ry members of the National Granee.
and eligible to office therein, but shall
not be entitled to vote.
9. Amend article 6 of the consti
tution by substituting the following
therefor: "Each State Grange shall
fix the fee for membership in its own
10. Amend article 5 by adding the
following after the word "refund" in
the seventh line of said article : "And
no petition shall be received from a
rejected applicant until six months
shall nave elap-eu alter such rcjeo
11. Amend article 7, section 1, of
the constitution by substituting there
for the following : "E tch member
shall pa y into the treasury of tho Sub
ordinate Orange to which he belongs
a monthly due. to be deternined by
the efate Grange to which it is at
12. Ameud article 7, section 2, of
the constitution by substituting there
for the followiug: "The Secretary of
eacli subordinate Orange shall report
quarterly to the becretarv nt h. ito
Orange the nuniDer of persons initia
ted since his last report, and also the
uumber who, by death, expulsion, re
moval, or otherwise have ceased to be
members within the same time; and
shall pay to the'Secretary of the State
Orange such an amount 0; dues on
each member aud foes for each person
initiated during the quarter as the
State Grange may determine; provi-
j ded that any State Grange may re-
quire such reports and payments to bo
mado through tfto s&cratary ut the
A Christmas Warning.
As Christmas is approaching, many
of our reats. s know what we are goiug
to say u. icf this heading. Yes, we
are going to warii you against the mis
chievous custom of usiug intoxicating
beveragos, aud offering them to our
friends during the Chru-tmas holidays.
We beg you pot to do it. Many er
aons who are uot habitual driukers,
indulge iu a social glass in times of
festivity. Ladies will frequently otter
the rosy wine cup to their visitors ol
both sexes, and thousands of young
men and we fear some women, too
have thus been initiated into convivial
practices which htve resulted in hab
its of dissipation, terminating in dis
grace, death and damnation.
.We begand imdore parents and pas
tors, and teachers and employers, and
all others who have influence, to set
the exaupte of banishing intoxica
ting beverages fiun their social gath
erings during the festival season.
The sugar interest of Louisiana,
which wa aforetime the basis of pros
perity ia that State, is uow giving
promise of reoeveJ vigor. The crop
this year is estiuated at about UK),00U
hog-noad.s. This is the largest crop
produced duriag the past thirteen
years, being fully one third larger than
last, aud equal to about half the aver
age yield of ten years immediately be-
The sales this week amounted to
120 hogsheads, with an advance of 1
cent on all grades. But little good is
offering. There will be no sales next
week, but they will be resumed on
Wednesday, January 5, 1S70. We
..$ 3 50 to C 00
... ti K to 8 V)
. 8 50 to 10 .SO
10 50 to 13 ill
Hkkxuon A Smith, of Trice's landing
Grange Warehouse, sold at the Exchange
In this city, on the 22nd inst., a Ilhds., n
0 Hil. 1m lxv xnf, at $11) H). 10 00. 9 &)
7 oil, 8 til, 7 4i. 75, 7 111, u :). 8 0, 7 tilt. SO.
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In ii lids. I.ut;s5 UU, j UU,5 30,5 25,3 80, 5 DO,
5 25,5 75, tl l, l I.
l.ims mjM )'t vent higher. Sales every
llAKitisuK & Shelby, of the Gracey
Warehouse, sold Iec. 23, 15 hhds. aa fol
fi Iliids. I.us I 50..1 m, 4 fin, 5 40.4, 30,5 80.
i Hints. Iw l.ea(7 Id, 0 SO, SO, 8 20,
U llhds. Medium LeafS 40, 9 00, 10 00.
Smith Kksnkhv, qf the Cumberland,
Warehouse, sold Hf. 21, 1875, 47 hhda. to
b.KVO HN follows:
t llh'l. Klue lat, I.ounn I'o. 13 75.
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A Complete List at Counterfeit Bank
Mr. Josh. Rice furnishes us the fol
lowing list and requests its publication.
Let every" farmer and business man
cut it out for reference :
Hundred nullar' Bills Kirsl' National
Bank of Boston: First National Bnk of
Klinlra. N Y: Fourth Nsitionn.1 Bankm'Cln
cinnttti; Central National Hunk: of 'lty of
New York: Ohio National Bnk of Cincin
nati; First National Bank of Cincinnati.
Fifty ltollar Bills Commercial National
Bank of New Bedford, Mass.; Fourth Na
tional Bank of New York City First
National Bank of Palmyra, N Y Tioga
Naiionai Bank of Oswego.
Twenty Dollar Bills Commerce National
Hank of city of New York; City National
Bank of city of New Vork ; Tradesmen's
National Bank of city of New York; Stale
of New York National Bank of city of New
York; Market New York National Bank of
cltv of New York; Iebanon National Bank
or Lebanon. Pa.; First National Bank of
Chicaeo; First National Bank or Portland,
Me.; First National Bank of Portland,
Conn.; First National Bank of New Al
bany, Iud.; First National Bank of Plhin
fielil, N First National Bunk of Indian
Hpolia. Ind4 First National Bank of Boston,
Mass.: Fina National Bank of Uttea, N Y.;
City National Bank of Utiea, N Y.; Oneida
National Bank, of Utica. N Y.: Merchants'
National Bank of the City of New York ;
Mechanics' National Bank of the City of
New York; New York Banking Association
of the City of New York; Shoe and Leather
National Bank of the City of New York.
Ten Dollar Bills First National Bauk of
City or New York; Ninth National Bank 01
City of New York; Commerce National
Bank of City of New York: Market Nation
al Bunk of City of New York: Mechanics'
National Bank of City of New York ;
Tradesmen's National Bank of City of New
York; Union National Bank ofCHyof New
York; City National Bank of Albany, NY;;
Firemen's and Merchants' of Buffalo, N Y.;
Central National Bank of Cherry Valley,
N Y.; Fifst National Bank of Lock port, N
Y., Exchange Bank of Lockport, N
F irraers' National Bank of Maione, NY.;
Highland Na:icnal Bank of Nevburgh, N
Y.; Westchester National Bank of Peeks
kill. N Y.; City National Bank or Pough-keep-de,
N Y.; Farmers' aud Manufactur
ers' Bank ot Pout? hkeepsie, N Y.: First a
tional Bank of PouKhkeepsie.N Y.; First
National Banker Ked Hook. N Y.; Flour
Cily Natioual Bank, of Rochestei, N Y
Central National Bankof Home, N V -Syia-cuse
National Bank of Bvraense, N Y.; Mu
tual Bank of Troy. N Y.; Firxt National
Bankof Whitehall, N Y.; First Natioual
Bank of Thorntown, Me.; First National
Bankof litbanoii, N H.: First National
Bank of Philadelphia, Ph.; Richmond Na
tional Bank of Richmond, Iud.; Merchants'
Natioual Bank of Chicago, 111.; First Na
tional Bank of Houston, Texas ; .Marine
National Bank of City of New York ; Mer
chants' -National Bank of City of New
Five Dollar Bills Traders' National
Bank of Chicago, III.; First National Rank
ol Chicago, III.; Third National Bank of
Chicago, III ; Merchants' Natioual Bank of
Chicaso, 111.; First National Bauk of Can
ton, 111.; First National Bank of Canton,
Ohio; First National Batik or Aurora, III.;
First Natioual Bauk of Paxton, III.; Com
merce National Bank of New York City;
Merchants' National Bank of New York
City; People's National Bank of Jackson,
Michigan; First National Bank of Louis
ville, Ky.; Jewett City National Bank,
Jewett City, Coun.; First National Bauk,
Two Dollar Bills First National Bankof
Newport, It. I.; First National Bauk of Pro
vidence, R. I.; Roger Williams Bauk of
Providence, K. 1.; Jewett City National
Bank, Jewett City, Conn.; First National
Bank of New York City; Ninth National
Bank of New York City: Marine National
I Bankof New York City; Market National
tiaiiK 01 ew ork vnty ; su -Mcuoias .Na
tional Bankof New York City; State of
New York National Bank of New York
City; Union National Bank of New York
City; Union National Bank of Kinderhook.
N Y.; First National Bank of Palmyra. N
Y.; Westchester National Bank, Peeksklll,
N Y.; Sixth National Bank of Philadelphia,
It is a matter of almost every
currtnee that some ot our citizeiC
victimized by unscrupulous Dec
who tender a worthless bill in Da Vinent
for goods, etc., and, ere the rascality
is detected, are beyond the reach of
A very ancient claim against the
United States has come before the Su
preme Court, from the Court of Claims.
The heirs of Francis Vigo claim $8,616
and interest, advanced by him to aid
the troops under Gen. George Clarke,
in 1 8, during the Revolutionary War.
The Court of Claims decided that the
case was meritorious, and judgment
was given to the claimants lor 41,
2H GO, the amount of the original
olaim with interest to the present time.
In the Supreme Court it was argued
that there is no act of Congress show
ing it to be a just claim, and as it was
originally made against the State cf
Virginia and not allowed, there should
be no recovery. Courier Journal.
THE WORLD'S SENSATION!
FEASKLIN HALU TF.VE HIUHT JUT
Tuesday, December 2Sth, lS.i.
Triumphant tour, after a series of brll
Hnntennnsementsln New York, Chicago,
New Orleans ami the South, Of the Justly
From Kuhliiwin Hall. New York. A dnz-
8liiiS Mrray of Oraee nl beamy never be
fore e.jiuilel upon Ihe American stace. Ail
inissiuti .V) and 7i cents. Reserved Seats.
Jl 00, for sale at Owen Jt Moore's.
W. II. MIEIUIAS, General Agent
Dec. 25, lS75-lw.
is the most beautiful work of the kind In
the world. It contains nearly 1'it) dubm.
hundreds of tine illustrations, and four
Chroma littles of Vomvivi. beautifully drawn
and colored from nature. Price 8.1 outs in
paper covers:! cents bouud In elesant
VieW Floral (.aide. Quarterly. 23
cents a year. Address,
J AJlw V1CK, Kochester, N. V.
Ic 2.j, 1H75-2W.
The store house on Franklin street, now
Oi-euuied by lilantou & Kuukin. Also.
several rooms in the 2nd story, suitable for
oilices or bed riKMiis.
Also, two frame houses on First street.
Apply to GKO. ALWtlX.
Deo. 25, lS73-tf.
feniTona Chronicle : You will please
publish the three certificates In your pos
session, alter the following : The uwanl
Inu ol t5gold, on the 2il of Oct., was, I am
satisfied, done on account of the explana
tion given by me to lite eUect that the true
number was 1,027 flies : 53o upon 1st string;
4M7 npon 2nd string. The certificate was
wrote wholly by me, except the figures
4117 and the signature of Ksquire 1). Ij.
Smith. The parties making oath, at the
time, before and since stated to me that
1,027 was the true number, as their oath be
fore II. V. Watts reasserts: but which I
was Informed of by t he Committee was not
considered in their reconsideration of
awarding. I expected when 1 saw a call
for u return of the money to M r. Clark, that
the claims of Mr. P. II. billing's son would
be taken up and considered in the recon
sideration or awarding : but such was not
so. To the contrary, the prize was given to
another anil that upon the certificate of u.
LbSmlth which was not ualiliedto. I be
lieve, liefore anybody. Headers, you here
have the three certificate acted uiion by
the awarding judges, E. R. Boss and B. U.
Dee. 23, 1875. Berry Lylk.
StateofTkssessek, Slontgomery County.
Personally Hp pea red before me, D. I
Smith, a Justice of the Peace for said coun
ty, Price Warreif(col.) nnd wifeClalra and
made oath that thev together with little
Tomie I.vle counted the first string of to
bacco flies caught by said Tomie Lyleand
by him carried to Clarksville sometime in
August last and handed Mr. M. H. Clark for
count as he Tomie states to us of this how
ever we know tint. but that he had live hun
dred and thirty tobacco file upon the said
string ho eonnted we are certain and that
the missing ones has been destroyed by in
sects we are also certain. And upon the 2l
string four hundred and nluely-seveu to
bacco files. Sworn to liefoxe me luisuci.
Pkiok WAnnr.tc, (ooll.
J.J.L. SMITH, J.l'.
I certify on Friday morning the 22d of
let. 187.5. Berry Lyle ttl to me that his
son Tom had caught flvo hundred and
thirtv tobacco nu and also sent two
nettroea who swore that they had counted
three hundred and aUty-aov Cntiareo
flii-HforTom l.yleunddld not tate wheth
er Hm three hiindrtsl and Mxfy-wven was
Included In the five hundred and thirty In
the above named files caught try Tom L.v I.
Kl..lni,.,il liv l.vln - ....0.
f4tn(i.iiio,il liv lipurnM M..M.......M.......llii
.SMITH, J. P.
STATKorTrssE-WKg. Montgomery County.
Personally appeared before mo. It. W.
Walts. to iM ling Notary Public lu 'V1. r
siil. I count v. Price Warren and wllw l.lalra.
who lire uK.n IU-rrr J..vh'J frm,
make oath they hope Jamea Thoniaa J.yle
to count the loliaceo flies ratighl by Ii m,
and that lliern whs niton the first "'rinil
live hundred and thirty Jlle, and '
MM-ond slrliig four hundred "J'l,
even tobiuTo fllrs. making In all I'p ntes.
We alio certify that Ihe alHivetyimbers are
the .nine that we iitialllled to ,'''"', J
Smith, im the niof ning of Hi"
fj,-,, Hworn to IwhHemi'. '" fov.. ik.o.
pan a Wahmkh.
( i.aa WAaannt,
Alo.. It. W.Watti, .,
'Mii .( and iiiwerliH In-Pire e, Nv,
IN GREAT ABUNDANCE. AT
OLD GOVERNMENT JAVA COFFEE, beslquality
Pennsylvania BuclvWheat Flour,
Choice New Orleans Molasses and Syrups,
6 YE Alt OLD BOURBON WHISKEY,
Old Laguyra Coffee, Tine Apple Cheese,
f me OLD ROBERTSON CO WHISKEY !
2 YEAR OLD ROBERTSOH COUHTY WHISKEY !
10 TEAR OLD
'-mencan aaraines. .
''Boneless Cod Fish,'
in o lbs. boxes,
Gum Drops, in 5 lb. boxes,
in 25 and 50 lb. boxes,
And 1,000 (less or more) other articles all for in
spection and sale at
Deo. 4, 1875-tf.
- ' : - . -
. SI' ' . - --t w a
a . 'i 'i el b
Farmers' M'f'g Company,
We claim for the above Machine the following points of superiority brer any
Washing Machine ever manufactured. Its price, S8 uO, places It within the reach of ev
ery one. The simplicity of its construction, being so made that If any part of the ma
chine should be broken, any one can repair it with a knife and hatchet in a few min
utes. Its easy movement, which enables auy lady to wash Willi perfect ease to herself.
It will save the price of a .Machine to the puichaser in a short time bv the rapidity
with which it does the work. It has only to be seen to be appreciated, it does its work
wit hout injury to the most delicate fabric, which is not the caa3 wiui any other ma
chine now liefore the public. The Machine can be seen at Turkey 4 KIder's and Kox
A Smith's Clarksville. and at D. W. Mcolt & Co.'s, New l'rovid mce. Numerous first
class certificates can be furnished. A few weof'er others giet on application :
: Clarksville. Tenn Dec. 2. 1S75.
To the Farmer' Manufacturing Co.: After seeing the Hum iiol.lt Washer tested with
some of the heaviest of Washing, i purchased one, which has been in use one month.
I pronounce it n perfect success. It is, in tact, "washing made easy," or the woman's
friend. It is the only washing machine I have seen .hat does its work well.
Mas. Hou r Toiipkixs.
Clarksville, Xov. 3, 1S75.
I was present during the trial of the Hnmboldt Washer, in the hands of Mr.J.R.
Martin, and am perfectly satisfied that it will do all that he claims for it, washing the
clothes with dispatch, and without damaging them In the least.
Mks. J. P. Y.Whitfield.
Clarksville, Tenn.. Oct. 25, 175.
The Humboldt Washer. In the hands or J. It. Martin. Esq., of the Farmer's Manu
facturing Co., Clarksville, Tenu., is all that they claim lor it htborsavingaml etlicient
lu IU work. Alf-3. Al.LkN JoH.s,
Dec. 4, lS75-3m.
Bargains. Now is the time for
bargains ut Mrs. Koscnficd'a. Large
line of Millinery ami Fancy Goods.
sold at reduced irice for thirty nViya
only, such at Hats, Flower, Sash Itib-
bons, K'd Gloves, CWett, Belts,
Vails and Yailinjrs of all dcucriptions,
llibbons. Silk Handkerchief, aud a
full line of Neck Scarfs, ranging from
9T nnnfa nnvarJa. A I. SO Kuminm for
the neck, and lintn Collars and Cuffs,
Children' Worsted Hoods, and
Sacqiics, Fur and Fur Trimmings,
large line of Ileal Hair Braids and
Natural OurU, U of which will he
old cheap for cich. Now Is your
time to get your holiday prei-ctti.
Pec. 1, lS75-4t. j
i i,i .,
C! RACK Y t DUO. have two Lar.es
of PitUlmrg Conl, which titer will
oil at twenty cents prr btpthol, wlilo
unloading. ... :
tnscial attoqtioWsifco ,0 01 Jm for
Coal In hoashoads.
JVo. 4, 1X75-4. y
X. Y. Cream Cheese,
White Heath Peaches.
Coleman's Mustard, '
Yarmouth Sugar Corn,
FRENCH BRANDY !
Qat Meal, . .
Fancy Cream Bonbons,
in 5 lbs. boxes,
Mixed Candy in 25 lb boxes,
NutS, ; J
ST WI3XTE1 !
USING CO., Clarksville, Tenn.
Wf are authorized to announce Ueorre
At. well, ns a candidate for Mayor, at the
Munlcipul t-leciion, to be held January l i,
We areanthnrlzed to annoiinca M. KtT,
LIVAN as a candidate for re-eleetlou for
Mayor at the nt t municipal election to be
held J .tnuary l i, U7d.
We are anihorlzeil in announce GEO. R.
lIAKltlSa-a con. II. lut for Mayor, at the
pprouchins M u u icl pal election.
Nov M, l7j-tu.
Ia the (Irroit Conrt at ClarkHTlIIe.-
State or Trnneasee.
Hill for Plvorco.
Orlonla June Walsh vs. Daniel Walsh.
It appearlni( from the bill tiled In this
cause that the li.f.-n.iHiit, I van I.I WaNh,
Is a nnn rel. lent of the Klateof Tenness,-.
It Is therefore ordered that he enter Ms
nppeiirance herein on or before the 2nd
Monday In Jauuary, 1.T3, of the t 'I mi It
Court for Monlomi'ry County, Tennessee,
It IxdrtK Ihe HHhday nf January, and plel,
answer or .lemur to the Comphtinaaui Hill,
or the sain.) will he taken lor nonfesaed as
to him, and net lor hearing parte; and
that a copy of this onl.T lie published In
Ihe Clarksville Chronicle for four consecu
A Copy ATTtsr : .
C D. HAlLKY, Clerk.
W. A. Qr Aiti.tn, Sol. for t'omplt.
liee. IS, 1S76-4W.
To those having old pletarea of deeeaaed
friends to be copied to an enlarged sine, or
d'-sirliigloslt for UfeMlae Pictaresof them
selves. I would state that my arrangements
f.irsucli work are aa complete as any gsl
Wy In America. I have made a specially
f this branch of my prnremtun which re
qnlresthn irreatest cre and experience
every negallve for enlargement Is iniul.- by
mywlf uuJ tuc fliilshint of the picture,
whether lu India Ink or In color. I en
trusted to none but artists of known skill
I respectfully In vlletlte public tixull and
examine the style of work done at this
gullerv. Ivioes will be aa low as auy other
km I lory doing as good work.
W. J. Mi-ORMAC.
flsllery Opposite Court House,
llee. U, isTi-tf. I
We are receiving large ad
ditions to ' our Stoclrof :
"ov. 20, lS75-tf.
DR. WllftEBS SAXITART C0ESET,
' With Sklrt-Sopportf r and Sclf
Patented Sfc-pU 28, 1K75.
Secure health and comfort of body,
with grace and beaaty of form.
We would particularly call attention to
the follow Inn advantages :
1st., It alRrd a convenient and efficient
support for tb nuderclolhiDK.
M. ThetSeir-Adiuatin Puds are the de
limit or every lauy. iney gtveeieeance to
the form, and are not in any way Injurious
3d. It combines three jarmenU In one
a corset, a skirt supporter, and self-adjiwt-Idv
pads and yet costs no more than an
In ordering, give slxe of waist Instead of
number ol corset usually worn.
Price In tondon Cord.i'-'.iiO.SaUeen, fl.7.
Misses' Corsets, flS. Children's Corset
waist with stockiun supporter, HM. Sam
ples sent by inatl.on receipt of price.
as. )Ct. will be allowed for thin adver
tisement, If it is CUTOUT aud seat with the
Ureut Inducements to good Ageuts. Ad
dress, Hint KK KB OS., 163 Broadwaj, X. T.
Nov. 27, 1870-1 m. -
Our Stock of Gents' and
Ladies' Underwear is now
full, and we are prepared, to
make it to the interest of all
to make, their purchases of us.
We offer good goods, we offer
these at low prices. Don't
buy till you price them.
B. F. COULTER.
!IL n n P n n n
FOR SALE BV
WALTER M'COMB & CO.
' Xov. 20, 1875-tf.
H. H. BUY.VN".
IESSK A. BRYAN.
H. H. Bryan & Son.,.
CL VRKSVILLK, TK.V.V.
Refer Ut Factors and !ro''er.4 f Xew
Vork tiut New Orleans,
li t-. 11. is?..
Scmsthing for Evsrybody
Wf w.inld respi-ctfully inform thecllixens
or New r'r'ivlileiicewnil surrouiKllngi'OUn-
try that we have a tlrst -class stock of
Dry Goods, Rciuly Made Clo-
tliiDjr, Groceries, Hardware
Queensware, Boots, Shoes,
Plows, f:tc ,
at Poole A 11 inkle's old stand. All are cor
dially Invited to examine our dock before
buying elsewhere. We can otter as great
bargains as Clarksville, or any other
. W. II. TANDY,
ii. E. WHITEFIELD.
Nov. (1. 1875-tf.
, V"ji1iiii11o Lots.
J. J. fiarrott vs. Heir of J B Trahem, dee'd.
In pursuance of a decree of the County
Court of Montiiomevy County. Tenn., ruaue
in I be above cause, at the litwmlier Term,
1S7.V, I will sell to the blithest hi. 'tier at th
Court House door In Clarksville on
Saturday, January 15, 1S7U,
the following Lots or parcels of land be
loniclun jointly to J. J. (icrrott and he
heirs ,f J. IS. Trahem, dee'd, to-wit :
Uts Nos. Ml and ff.' in the old town divi
sion of the land sold by T. W. Atkinson,
and known as the Conget property, bound
ed on the north by the Atkinson division,
on t lie east by the lands of J. J. liarrott, on
the south by a stieet, and on the west by
Warner Watts, conta' nine about one acre.
Also, Lot No. 2, lying in New Providence,
Tenn., and hounded on th-south by Water
street, fronting the river 12 poles, running
north J7 poles to a rock corner, east li poles
to a roc It corner, south 27 pole to a rock,
west 1 poles to a rock eoruer containing
by estimal Ion two acres.
Also. Lot No. a. lying In said town of New
Providence, coin menci nix at a rock corner
running north lrtl' feet toa rock corner,
thence east 1W feet, then south '. feet to
the beginning containing Jt-ld of an acre.
Also, Lot No. 4. adjolnlug Lot No. 3, the
line f n the south calling for IH'j feet. on
the north 1M'. feet, east Isiv, feet, west line
11', Ic.-t .oiiialnlnit of an acre.
Also, at the same time and nlace. I will
sell one house and lot situated In Stewart
.'onnty. Tenn.. at or near Indian Mound,
and known as the H. It. Vanihan property,
ticlngthe same bought by Trwliern liar
rott at a CliuiK-ery sale for Stewart county.
n me year is.i. iu I lie cause 01 1 ratiern A
lsrrottvs.II II Vanghan, ami contains by
estimation alMiuto acres.
Tkkms Cash to pay attorney' fees and
cots. balance on a credit of six anil twelve
months, notes with pcrsr-nat security re-iUi.-ed.
Ifr!ng interest from date, a lien
retained for Hie purchase money.
PKTEtt ONKAL.i Ik Com'r.
IVc. IS, Kj, adv. A bills Ml Ui.
Go to Coulter's for vour
331 -32 HF 3
JUST RECEIVED BY
yir ii i
si n tai v.
Xov! 20, 1875-tf.
rJZcCOKIB cQ CO
vlnona!1fled as executor of theentate
of David Holmes, dee'd, I hereby notify alt
persons Indebted to (aid estate to raak
lmnvdiate payment, and til havin claims
against the Kame. will Bl tbetu tlulr
authenticated, within tha llm prescribed
by law, or they will hebarred.
, JAS. JIATHKWH, Executor.
Dec 13. 18T.V4w.
New To-day. Beautiful
Balmoral Skirts, Beautiful
Knit Jackets, the Cheapest
Black Cashmeres. These
just received and for sale'nt
Bargain prices at Coulter's.
; FOR SALE!
I offer for sola, privately, the Brie resi
lience of Mrs. M. E. Forties. 'or terms, a
ply at my office.
POLK U. JOHN.-ON.
Nav. 13. lS7j-t.
Try Coulter's once anyhow.
Xew stock just received.
Will certainly give you bar
gains and good goods too.
Tarplsy & Parrish,
Hobse, S)gn and Ornamental
Painters. Paper Haulers, &e.
Shop on Commerce Street.
CI nrlt Seville, . - T n.
Nov. 13, "Vim,
An entirely New Stock of
Gents' and Boys' Hats, bo t
at low prices, and ; shall be
sold lower than (ilsewhere.
To be found only af,
Linen Bosom Shins, Flan
nel Shirts, all at very low
prices, at Coulter's.
Gf.xtlk.mkn Please Hkaj
Re.nly Fade Clothing is
something you must have.
You want itikkIs well matle -you
want good styles you
want to buy (if you are sen
sible) at LOW TRICES.
Money is scarce it is worth
saving. You ean get the best
goods and the lowest prices
possible, if you will go to
MR. ISABELLA IRIrtCOLI. has re
moved to the new bnil.llng one door east of
thel'onrt ll.use, on franklin street, where
she is fully prepared to out and uiauu-
LADIES A.DE?fTLEMEN'S I XDEK
WEAK, of every dcwrtptlon. (ientlemen's shirts
aspeclallty. Nice linen bosom shirts for
?l . Heavy Canton Klaruiel llrawers, f l
All kin. Is or stitching done neatly at low
rale-. Lirewwe, with but little band sewing.
! made at short notice. Calico suits cut and
made very cheap.
I keep a full "lock of Ms.time TVmoresf
Patterns, for ladies, misses and boys cloth
ing, at New York price.
Ladles Mnflsand all kinds of Pars repair
ed as good as new. Call aud exaniiiu
specimens and facilities.
MllS. LSAliELLA WUNCOLL.
Oct. TO, l7j-lf.
We are just in receipt of a
Xew Supply of those Ckle
bratei) Elaxxels, and call
attention to them, believing
that no such goods ean be
found in Clarksville at the
low prices at which we are
rapidly selling them. If you
want Flannels, call at Coul
ter's. Medicated Flannels for
rheumatism said to be effi
cacious. A is a good article,
wheihergood for rheumatism
or not. Call for these at