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GEOKGE . 1'UHVIS,
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1850r
All persons indebted to us for Sub
scription, Advertising or Job Work,
uro requested to call and settle their
Hccqunts by the first of January. Wo
have been publishing the Arr-KAi. now
for nearly twelve months, nnd thin is
the firvt time we have called on any
of them, either publicly or privately.
Wo detest a continual dun, and would
not do ho now if it was not that we
owe money, and cannot, pay it unions
those owing us will respond to this
call. We hope, and believe, they will.
A CHANGE IN OUR PAPER.
This issue closes the career of the
Winchester Appeal. About the mid
dle of February last, we raised the
standard of "Native Americanism,"
and did what we could to sustain that
noble flag. We are not conscious that
we, as politicians, have ever utooped
to ignoble means in the advocacy of
cur own, or in opposition to the prin
ciples of the adverse party, so we doff
our political garb, without any con
sciousness of having stained it with
corruption of motive, policy or princi
ple. It is perhaps due to our readers to
state some of our reasons for changing
the name and character of the paper.
In the commencement of the enter
prise, we were cheered with the prom
ise of a liberal support from the friends
of Native Americanism and to be
brief, wo state, that in this we have
not realized our anticipations, and
think it best to publish a paper more
acceptable to all parties, and perhaps
more important to our own county.
There is, and has been, a great defi
cicicncy in the Agricultural interests
6f our county, and something is neces
sary to awaken our people to their lo
cal interest, and the general improve
ment of our county, and the develop
ments of its wealt h and resources.
We therefore make the change above
alluded to, and hope our subscribers
will not be dissatisfied with the pro
ject. We will publish in place of the Ap
peal, an independent paper, styled the
"Home Journal and Agriculturist"
believing that our people are now more
interested in domestic economy than
in political contention. Om new en
terprise will be devoted chiefly to the
home interests of our county, and hope
to receive such support as will ena
ble us to be useful in the course we
The Journal and Agriculturist will
be issued regularly on our usual day
of publication, and will be sent to the
subscribers of the Appeal at the same
rates until ordered to be discontinued,
or the expiration of their term oi sub
This happy day, with its usual round
of festivities, is fast approaching. To
all classes it is generally a happy sea
son. The juveniles await with impa
tience the nocturnal arrival of old Kris
Kringle, with his budget of toys and
sweetmeats; and the middle aged
young men and maidensresign them
selves to the usual scries of parties and
social enjoyments, while the aged sit
and think wander back in the shad
owy, dreamy past, to the time when
they were young, and when they en
joyed themselves as the young now do
The man of businessreccives it with
different feelings. He has labored for
a year past perhaps for a family
perhaps for himself alone and tho
dawn of Christmas reminds him of
business engagements that have to be
met liabilities that chum much
, thought, and that must be satisfied ere
he can set sail on the New Year.
To tho school girl that has been
away from fnthcr and mother and lov
ed ones for a wearied lapse of time,
and when the period arrives for her to
join them again around the parental
board, the Christmas holidays arc par
Wo wi-i!i all our readers a merry
Christmas whrthT they bo young or -
t,l. .few or Cnfil. j
you will promise not to
think wo are dunning you though if
you owe us we will be happy to re
ceive and receipt for the full amount
ahem ! but we want to tell you
how happy all men would feel if they
"owed no man anything but to love."
We tell you, gentlemen, disguise it as
we may, there is no misery like that of
one who is in debt "head over heels."
Debt is any man's purgatory, it is
an honest man's hell. And as pay
day is coming round we suggest to
everybody, and everybody else pay
up what ;au owe, and that will enable
your creditor to pay what ho owes,
We have known a five dollar bill to
pay a hundred dollars of debts in one
day ! Fact ! And here are the rules
fur paying debts :
1. Go hunt your creditor, and don't
wait for him to send an officer for you
2. Don't pay till the money is due
It is a true proverb : "Two bad pay
masters he that pays beforehand,
and he that never pays.
3. Don't stand scanning and disput
intr vour account. It is correct. II
your wife or self find an error it will
be cheerfully corrected. Confidence
and good faith is the very soul and
life of commerce and society.
4. Pay while you have the money
it is not yours but your creditor's.
5. Pay up, pay up ; it will move an
obstacle from across your path; it
will clear your sky, and make your
wife feel happier. We tell you an
ash-cake is sweeter to a man out of
debt than egg-nog and pudding to a
bedeviled debtor. Debt is a great ty
rant. The debtor is a very slave.
Shame settles on his heart and noble
brow. He cannot look you straight
in the face. Especially pay the
we were going to say the printer, but
no, all debts are alike sacred. And
he is a thief who can but will not pay
an honest debt, and if you are "hard
up" take our advice and don't "go in"
so heavy next year. y
This man of wonderful celebrity
has sailed for Europe, as agent for
Gen. Tom Thumb, and little Miss
Howard, both of whom are gone with
him. Of course he goes to the old
world to "tap the pockets" of his ad
mirers. And ho will do it. We pre
diet he will return to the United
States as rich as Marco Polo, or not
When fortune failed him the show
man was a humbug humbugged. But
Barnum will soon be himself again:
In his sphere Barnum is a hero. He is
an extraordinary man; and history
will give him a page in her records to
remotest times, as the prince of show
men, and withal no unuseful man.
Hurrah for Barnum.
We have not received the official
returns from this State yet, but enough
to show that Buchanan has carried it
by ten or twelve thousand. As far as
heard from the vote stands :
Not official, but as far as heard from
Several counties yet to hear from.
Buchanan's majority will be between
ten and twelve thousand. As far as
Fillmore ' 5,110
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FAST BOYS TRIUMPHANT.
We clip the following from an ex-
School Punishmentin St. Lou w.Tho
Board of School Directors in the city
of St. Louis, have passed the following
"That henceforth no teacher will bo
allowed to inflict blows on the head in
any manner; that tho use of the rattan
or like instrument upon the hand is
prohibited; and that bruising or maim
ing the hand, or any other part of the
body, will not be tolerated; and this
Board wish it distinctly understood
that, in accordance with powers re
served in their rules, they will consid
er departure from such restrictions
good cause for immediate discharge
from the service of the Board."
Now, to all this, literally construed,
we give our cordial assent. But the
Board of Directors say ono thing to
mean another. They mean simply
that teachers shall "hear lessons," "ed
ucate mind," and form tho manners of
youth without the power to stimulate
indolence, repress insolence, subordin
ate obstinacy, or even to check insult!
Before we could consent to fret away
our spirits in such a vocation, we
would "turn kitten and cry mew under
a truckle bed." The flood-gates of
devilment are being wide opened up
on us. The mother and the school
master can do more for the civilization
and christianization of mankind than
all the legislation of the times. But
mere moral suasion is incompetent in
the family and in the school, as univer
sal experience has proved. It was
the opinion of Solomon that "foolish
ness is bound up in the heart of a
child, but the rod of correction will
drive it from him" that the rod must
be used and "not spared for his cry-
i- '.. Ill
ing. But ttolomon was an "oiu iogy,
and lived in the dark ages! Since the
relaxation of discipline in school, there
arc more scholars turned off, but they
are not so profound, nor half so moral
as those of the illustrious age of the
Johnsons. Addisons, Popes and Gold
smiths, when discipline was respect
ed. The world is to be reformed and
reformed by just such long-eared gen
try as this "Verges and Dogberry"
Board of School Directors at St. Louis,
until wo shall be plunged into the
scenes o the French Red Republican
ism, and "chaos come again." But pa
rents and school masters can decide
for themselves. But for one we sub
mit that you may as well attempt to
train the wild ass of the Arabian de
sert without bit in his mouth, or harness
on his back, as to educate an Ameri
can youth without the use of a whole
FOR THE APrEAL.
Messrs. Editors Permit a stranger
in transitu, that had the pleasure last
night of enjoying an eloquent sermon
at the Methodist Church, to leave this
testimonial of the eminent worth and
promise of the talented young minis
ter, who, as I learn, has been reappoin
ted to this stat ion.
Upon the expansive brow of Rev.
F. A. KuwiiELi. nature has written
gentleman. I lis speaking face is
Methodistic, open, lrank, humble, sin
cere, earnest energetic, affable, yet
stern and bold. It is very rare to wit
ness one so young filling a pulpit with
so much of easy, captivating and pow
erful oratory. Although an occasion
al church-goer, I have not this year
listened to a sermon of such depth,
comprehension and intelligibleness as
that of last night. His church may
well bo proud of this gifted and impet
uous defender of her faith. When
this rising star shall have culminated,
he will evidently shine as one of the
first magnitude. But not to tire you,
December 15, 185G.
Returns from every county, mostly
official, havo been received. The
vote stands as follows :
S&" Tho court house nt Pulnski was
destroyed by fire last week. It was a
magnificent edifice, and its loss must be
Cult by tho county.
5" We tea that Messrs. Russ &
Dashiell, late of the Shelby villo Exposit
or, have purchased the Chattanooga Ga
zette, and intend to commence the publi
cation tf it very soon. Wc wish them
FOR TUB AJTKAL,
SONS OF TEMPERANCE -CHRISTMAS
Messrs. Editors: 1 .'
I am clad to learn that the indefati
gable Sons of Temperance of Moun
tain Division are going to celebrate
Christmas without the aid of punch
and egg-nogg. They are to have a
procession and speeches. The ener
gy and intelligence of the intrepid
young gentlemen who have been se
lected to deliver the addresses is a full
guarantee that the occasion will be
animated and enthused with "the feast
of reason and . the flow of soul."
Sparkling eyes, and "youth, and wit,
and beauty will lend enchantment to
the scene. Thoughtful manhood and
prudent age will be there to bid "God
speed" to the enterprise. Ruin and
depravity and profanity and degrada
tion have rVigncd triumphant here too
long. The temperance men have done
a good work in the United States.
They have manufactured a healthful
public opinion against the evils of in
temperance, which, as the renowned
Barnum once said, are "external, in
ternal and eternal."
It is vastly better to celebrate the
birth-day of Jesus Christ as the "Sons"
propose, than by the usual Christmas
follies and debaucheries.
From last week's Appeal,
At close of day as home I strayed,
1 overtook a rosy maid;
Her form was fair, her step was light
Her eyes shone like the stars of night
Her words were mild, and sweotly fell;
Her laugh was like a silver bell.
Well pleased was I with her to walk
More pleased still with her to talk
We talked of birds, of bees and bowers
Of shady trees, and blooming flowers:
Thus talked we on just as we chose,
When suddenly our ages rose.
"How old are you?" she said to me,
I quick replied "I'm twenty-three;
And now would itbe more than fair,
If you should tell how old youaro?"
She looked at me, then shook her head,
And 'tween a laugh and smile she said
"One-half my age, and four times four-
Plus just by three, and one-half more,
Extract the cube root, it will be
One-fifth mv ace. as vou will see:"
And then she turned and said "good-bye,"
And went her way anu so did i.
Come now, ye tyros, tell, I pray,
How old she was by Algebra.
In response to our request made last
week, fifteen is given as her age by
Miss Bkttib Martin, of the Mary
Sharp College ? Process given if re
Written for th Winchester Appeal.
BY FRED. RIVAL OF 'QUIZ, THE POET.'
Fare-thee-well, lovely belle,
And if forever, fare-thee-well.
I go to u fur-otF-land away,
Roaming till our bridal duy.
Many a gallant form thoul't ace,
And then perhaps, wilt think of me 1
If love they vow, and plead for thine,
Dearest, say thy lovo is mine !
Ever in this heart thou livest,
Now what a charming look thou givest !
In these stalwart arms I fold thee,
Loving none on earth beside thee !
On yon evening star thoul't gaze,
Vespers then for me thoult raise,
E'en in thy most melodious lays.
To the seas and isles far distant,
He that loves thee now must hasten,
Even there thoul't bo my bliss,
Ella ! f-a-r-e-w-e-1-1 what! crying, dearest?
ye gods! one more kiss.
Winchester, Dec. 14.
UNION AND AMERICAN OFFICE,
Nashville, Dec. 19.
. COTTON. The market still contin
ues very active with much competition
amongst buyers. We quote at 10allJ
COFFEE Java 10al8 ; Rio llal3
SUGAR Firm and tending upwards
New Orleans llal3 in bbls; 10al2 in
SALT Declining. Bbl 02 ; sack
fine, 2 00; coarse 1 75
BACON. Hams OalO.
WHISKY. Nashville rectified 33 cts
TOBACCO. There is scarcely any
thing doing in tobacco. We occasional
ly notice small lots of leaf in market.
It brings readily .8 OOalO 00, according
A CHRISTMAS LAY,
DEDICATED H0 Till FRUITER JUNIOR PHIZ,
SY HI OLD FRIEND THE POETQUIZ. '
Christmas is a-coming
And tho school-girls aro a-golng,
. Going away, i ,' j ,
Poor Billy's all in tears
Because the pretty dears
But my advice is, friend Billy,
Not to take on so silly
Beoauso thoy are
They want to get away from books,
And soo how tho "old home" looks
That's the reason tho girls
' They want to sco their Mamma,
And littlo sissy Nanny,
I don't blame 'em
At home they'll have a frolic,
One more rousing Christmas rolic,
Which they can't have
At home there's no school laws,
To bolt out "Santa Claus;"
They'll hang up their stocking,
Aml not think it shocking,
I've a good mind to go withtl.em,
But, Billy, New Year, they'll como back
From home to school, good lock !
But then there's this about it :
You need not shed any tears
Because the little dears
For I'll tell you what's what,
You may believe it or not,
Thoy love old Tom-Cat at home, they do,
Better far than they love you,
And so they're
Thank yon, Quiz, for your advice ;
and thrice thank you for the most ex
cellent, original, sublime, and highly
poetical composition which adorns this
column I But excuse me if 1 whisper
a bit of advice in your ear, Quiz,
secure at once a copyright of your lhiy!
Painting. R. S. Hill respectfully ten
ders his services to the citizens of Win
chester and vicinity in his professional ca
pacity, and solicits a share of tho public
patronage. See his card.
Remember. There will be no paper
from this office next week on account of
Christmas, and a wish to get things fair
ty straightened out to commence another
James Campbell is fully prepar
ed to supply all with Christmas confec
His oranges sre fine.
Banks. The bills on the Bank of East
Tennessee are now offered at almost any
price. A severe run on the Occoe Bank
was reported here a day or two since, and
a similar report relative to the Bank of
Chattanooga. It is presumed that both
of the last mentioned banks are perfect
We understand that the order of
the Sons of Temperance intend having a
public demonstration of their existence
on the 25th Christmas day. It is hop
ed a crowd will be in town, and that the
affair may be one of interest to all
Among the very best things in our
town is the Historical Society. It is very
entertaining, and moro instructive than
most any other means we have ever seen
employed. It meets every Monday even
ing at 6J o'clock in the Winchester Fe
IBS" A large and beautiful Cumber
land Presbyterian Church is to be erected
in this place as soon as practicable. The
site is secured, and very soon the work
Our carrier is sick this week, and
if any fail to get their papers, please call
at the office and be supplied.
Notice. Whoever has the copy of
"Field's Scrap Book," belonging to the
undersigned, will oblige him by returning
it. The second volume of "Washington
and his Generals," besides several other;
books loaned long since, ought to be re
turned. W. J. SLATTER.
1W, 12, 5t tf.
A. JOVllDAN'S STOUC,
Just received tills morning,
' 200 cans Oysters, '
100 boxes Sardines,
4 barrels Oranges,
da Lemons, ' '
2 do Almonds,
5 dozen Pine Apples,
50 kegs Figs, '
100 lbs. round Cake,
; 100 do SpongeCake, , Mr -j f
10 boxes Raisins, ' ' ' "
500 lbs. Kisses, , .
10 boxes stick Caudy,"
5 do fancy'., ,
10 do Cheese, C) -L MO ,
10 do i - Christmas articles, , I ...
5 do ..Toys, ,
20 do Dry Goods
All of which will dci gold cheaper
now than ever 1 ,,
Also, an assortment of JE WELR IT on
hand. ' A. JOURDAN.'
FOB SALE. ' ;!-. '.
A good private residencein Winchester, '
convenient to tho square, with about an acre
and a half of ground, and well supplied with
fruit, &c. Inquire at this office.
DoclO '.: . tf ;
PAl'EIMNG AND GLAZING.
R. S. HILL respectfully tenders his servi
ces to the citizens of Winchester and vicini-
i ty, and requests a liberal share of patronage.
Thankful for favors extended to him in the
past, he pledges himself to use every effort to
gIVt; BUllBIUbUUil 111 HIU iuiuidi
AT A. JOURDAN'S STORE,
WINCHESTER, ' TENNESSEE.
Why 1 To pj rcha? e the best bargains ever
offered in Winchester. He has just returned
with a largo stojk of
Dry Goals, . ;
1 Toys nnd Varieties
We think he ought to be competent to give
satisfaction to lis customers both as to price
and to a good lection of goods, having had
ten years experience in one of the largest
tropol is of tasteand fashion
houses m i'aris, (tKAJNUi:.), mat great ine-
We would bk to the public, if you want
good bargains aid cheap goods, go and see
Jourdan, as thete aro but few in tho many
that daily throng his store that are hot satis
fied with him afier giving him a trial;
DeclO I 3m
This is the title of a newspaper the
undersigned ntend to publish in tho
town of Windiester, the first number
of which will be issued on Friday the
2d of January 1857, and regularly
every Friday tiereaftcr. .
As its name (indicates, it will be a
paper devoted p everything that may
tend to cheer aid beautify home. A
considerable portion of its space will
be given to agjculture, horticulture,
fec. In each number will also be
found the latest commercial and other
news. To be trief, the proprietors
would state thd; its columns will be
filled with that natter they may deem
most interestingand useful to its sub
scribers, both ntnomo and abroad.
CEO. E. l'UUVIS,
VM. J. SLATTER.
Dec. 10, 1856J
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