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VOL I.
NASHVILLE, .TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY lfi', 18(53.
NO 238
A8HYIJLLE ' DMIbx
NOS. AND LOCATION
o v
HOSPITALS IN NASHVILLE
ld!,J Gun l actory, Cherry street, ftn the Hill.
" ' B I'lilverslty Building, Market street, 'ra the
llili. . ., .
' :i En ley's Building, S.K corner Public Kqimre.
' 4 ilowurd High tichool, College trn"t,on the.
J ) ill.
" fi Onu l-aclory, upper end Front street,
it j Coll' go stn-et, near Broad
" T College street, between Church and Broad.
" B Maionlo Hull, Church str t, near Bummer.
9 Carriage 'Factory, Market afreet, bolow tlio
ripiare.
" 0 Blcdkul College, College Htreet, on the II ill.
n rinT Hoisi'' On llib University Pike.
' 1 li Broadway Ilotol, Broad slrcol, owner Cherry.
" lit Hume HirU .School, fpnioe street, cor. Broad.
11 Fema'e Hchool. Churrh etreet.iiear Chutla-
no"(ra Depot.
" 1, IIye' lligb School, I.luestre, corner Hummer.
u IJordonBI'iek, corner Broud street and Hirer
Landing.
ii 17 Orrintas' Itrwr-iTAi. I 'lantern'' Hotel, Fum-
tucr atrial, corner veauericE.
ii lCornir Church and College streets.
- 19 M"rrla A Stialton'a Building, Ke. 14 Market
street.
B. B. CONNOR & BRO.,
cu.rainiKxioN irii;iiciiArMT,
NO. I COLLKGB 8TRIET
new sine it Just received and for Bale
low u close oat i;oniijiiineiii
200
Bble. Salt, for rale by
ap S
CONNOR BRO.
boxea SALT, lor salo by
ap a
100
r roll Itoi'K, for sale ny
rJVV a
CONNOR k BRO.
ap S
CONNOR A BRO.
40
bhla. Coal Oil., lor aale by
ap It
CONNOH A IIKO.
1 r hair btils. Coal Oil-, for aale by
( ) ,p g UlNNoK A BRO.
150
iloson 1IKOOM.H, for en'e by
up A
CONNOil A PIIO
I h-oiea &A K, lor rale by
ap H
OONNi.r. t W
ap a
CONNuR 4 PRO.
I Uii h.s Th A, lr aale by
ap a
CONNOR A EUi
CONNOR F1P.O
50
hours !TArllll, lor ! by
JVJ
12
12
1) t;udi- ISA. I"'
ap 8
a'' Vb'H-i V-iaal r-OWHr.ri,fr .ale l.v
( J U iQN.SoK A HH'i.
ii t cuke SlliA, tor ! by
Z) apS CONN Pit A PUP.
itrwa MATCH!, lor s.Ue bj
directory. ; aslivtilit Pinion.
'i i
C. Tuotn'
ClfY G 0 V E fl N M CN T.
. ' JOHN 'lIlWH kOIlTIJ, Af.i,r.
W 11. 1. 1 A M l-IJANi'., UenmAer
JOHN VIUrjUil.KY, Murthal.
Ij...h,u JWhWa W. JL Wtikluiou, A
oflht MtirkH I-'l.n niemite,eI, llrat;
Jacob rri:i h, atcoo-l ; aoa ll.i". nu'riy, num.
7.ub -l-wwur William OriveT.
Iitv (.olleiioe A. . Wimikland.
nafer J'u Cullector c. K. Darroit
7Ve.re IL lli'Uty.
W'katJ iliulrr Tlioioo-v
K,'riaea-fii of the RVtV-iM J. 4 Ilodd.
.uieri.i.'-'('l (1 Wn"e H'arta "m. SK-wi t
CTiV o 'i iV Department-John M- "l"iry
or lh (Vowtery T. 11. MBride.
SrW (Wiew J. L. Htewart. '
CHly Altonvy. F. Mulley..
PulIisJtel ly an AsuKiadon of 1't inters.
or fieri on Printi-rx' Alley, botivor-n
I niou and Uenderick. Mlrerta.
HUD A V MORNING, JAN. Hi. WX
The Union Raid into Tennessee.
1 CITY COUNCIL.
,.t A Mermen M . M. Brlen. Pr ('d.nt ; .loho
Carper.. Io,. J. K0h., Kd IMIt.y. . U."i, w- "
UUfmlum, ii. a. i uioorna, auu . v. ....
.- ft.uetf An it re And'TSOa. President; Ja
Turner. William Kol.ertn. O. M . Houlb 'atfl, Atiraham
MyerJ. AlX. Met aniel, I.. I. mmgn, vuarn-a mji.
i h Hiinwifa. w a. ncuf ana. i. j. iiriin'"itn,
Wm. Driver, Wm. Stewari, Thoa Cready, Win. Huily
and Wm. Sauborn.
arANmau ouamrTHH or tbi citt conwcii,.
riaoM Knowlea, 8covol and Bricn.
Watir Kort Aideraon, Pmith and Claiborne
Sirrrh-Hull", Tumor. MyrM, Mi.lloy, Cbcath.im
Yarbrough, ready and lially.
HUnr Turuer, CarjMir and McClelland.
frhuoU Chaatham, Mulloy ami Knoajloa
f ire Vjirliel Myera, Stuwarl and McClo'.land
r;n Driver, Cri aily and Myers.
f.toaeJery mllh, Sanborn and Stewart.
ilarM Huum Yarbrougli, Roberta and Carper.
lflavM uudoy, Muliikiilul and Stewart
folic. itnatiium, Urii-u ai d bayer.
Hpriuyt C'roady , Claiborue ud Myora.
Buraamif Suyors, Robb aud MuDauicl.
nwrocemeart and Esptwiiturn MoCltliand, Briou
and canuoni.
pwWie Yo;erty llobb. Stewart and Driver.
Peal House (Jarpir, Soutliguto an 1 Ilailey.
j-Tba lliMiid oi Aiderm.-n ineela tlio sU"f)u
u.'ii precRiling tlm H'rond and lnv-rih Tbuibdnya In
eaou moiitli. and Ihu xrnmim i-oimoil the second
mil lonrita Iburidays in carli ui nib.
lialf cbeatu I'KA, lor ilo by
ap a
r aam b
COS.f'-lR BRO
bi'X'J S'tar l-ANII K-, lor sle rv
I 1 r i;ii a r..'i
If l IkT'
1UU p
or; i
ZO ap
or.i
weJ at) a
14
a
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hblH. VIM-I.AI
"
. WilH J.V1.'I .1 r su e n,
up a
kill MAiTU.KI I. .lor Mil t'
ap II
f kiw V1KUKI.S0, l.r U by
O ap8
O kite tUALi, Tir aalu by
ap 8
CilANOl; A HI. i.
CiiNNOH A UI'.P-
l.O'NO't A HI'O.
CPNN'OH 4 ilKo.
UONNOAA BRO.
NIGHT POLICE
(.'oiW-.-m .loliu Uaulltl.
Urnt Lirulenant .ti.'lrew Joyor.
SMuxd .ieuleBna Jolm II. luvl
'.imi Win. .I itk hi. Jutiu l avon Ur, Nidi lia
llta.lilHl I hll Ills, o Ul. OilHT, loou VHlli'll, I"'"'"
,iivo. Jilm Kiytei", J. rt. . iunt, J..tu l'oett,
rviiiivrt Hint, W 0. rntncie, i..nl V utua, CBaa. Ilu
lilt mi l v. Daub y
ear Th- I'olliio C" 'tX l op-:i.i wvrv nio'nlng st
bine o io' cK
i OUNTV orFici:its.
,,TI(f ims M lliptou. U-yitim i:.onia Hull
l .lll'l .1 t. Il l' II M.l.ll. t
(..jijit lbii"ia llarrni
Tmni w W. ,W. i-r Tjj l"r
Vornnrr- S 11 II tiiar.
Hauyf J 'liu ''ili U-
Hrrenur ViAltcti W. l Itoliorli'.'U
h'ciii-oo-l 'i'.ut Collector I.W. Ilriley.
(Jim!oblrt fur the Shmlle Dwfrirt John Ii. (io
soil J. r.. N'niaii
bbls. TROUT, lor safe by
ap 8
bbls. MACKK.KI-.l., f r s.ilo by
p a CONNOR A HKO.
bbia. sVlH-R, 'or anlnby
apt
lii
10
4
16
U)
I" a NAII.P, for sale by
OV ap8
(XiN'KOR A DRO.
OONMlR A BRO.
boiea dried IIKKIN'O, (r aile by
COUNTY COURT.
n.i ilou. .Imrnu Winlwortb.
Clerk V. IJndaiey Niilnd.
ikaT'Tlia JudKi 'a Court uici ts the nrat M0110.1) in
e.'ico niontb,a''d Iho IJuaitorly Court, couipiw n ol
the MnKieirmre ol the County, is hulil tlio uril Hub
uy in January, April, July and lluiobi'r.
apl
CONNOR BHD.
boxoa Driod twaled, fur sale by
ap 1
CON.S'OP. A BRO.
CONNOR A BHO.
C i bbla Crushed Hiii:ir, lor sale by
)J , O1N.NOK A URO.
CIRCUIT COUriT.
July
CUrk liuvid C. Lnve.
"T'ii" Cimrl ni.i-ia the ilit Monday In Ma rob
Slid it"llllinl .
15
500
bK MKAI., lor sale by
ap 8
CONNOR A BRO.
bbia KUiCR, lor aale by
ap
OONNliR A P.IIO
JONNO A BR' I.
t) om-k li.Vll.-i.for sale liy
iir oasna Slllty, for totally
llJ ps ' CONNOR A IIKO
Y 7 V hbia'lluo I'oTA TOO, lor sale by
-iUU p 'JONNO BK"
CRIMINAL COURT,
Jwttfe Hun. William K. Turner
t'iwt .'l-arlea K. Higoiis.
- ll' Court moela the flrtt Unudiy In A) rt A a
guel and lieOfUitwr.
20
bii!iia fresh tiard 11 SI- KU, for Bile by
a.
bblA iiiiiku nKTS, for nale by
ap a
CONNOR A UUO.
CONNI'R A BRO.
1 ) aorls of Iiooi'.m, wh m:i we will r.loae out 'o. al
our old tUnd, No. tAilh'iiaatreet.
, , II B. CONNOH A SUP
CHANCERY COURT.
(.ViaeeIor II u . .ainiiiil H. Krie'ot
C'ldi aaJ J iiT J. K. ll mii i
41" Tue I io I uj'vu lb tl. at lloui'ay in II ty an. I
N ireuilMT.
MILITAltY.
DEPARiTMENT HEADQUARTERS.
I. '). 0. ?.
li.ua a" II..,.. Orand S'crelurv. should be a. "a,d
at Hathmlle, Tmn.
Tmneu, let.je, No. 1 Meeli everr Tui ay Kvic
Inc at their Hull, on the corner of Union anrt Hum-
avireei v!- uHoa'a for the iiii'Sriit term, aie:
"' 0. H. l.-sneiir, N (.: J. K. Milta, V.tt. J. U oak ley,
b.-ci'liry ; L. K. bpem, Treasurer.
' ' Trahne Lo.hje. ft'. 10 Meets lit "' li'
vorv alontluv ICvonliiir. The otliwr" are : ii. A
roibell, N.O.; llunry Apple, V.U.; J. I- I'aik,
: wrolury j B. I". Brown, Tn-auror.
Siairf L0A4, Ko. SO Meols at their II ,11, on South
Iherrr ttrevi. eary I'rl'lay Vvenlui:. T.'ie oitin ra
. -re: O f. Covert. N O.; Kruuk Ihtrmaii. V P. J Jano
'Aya't, S.roiary ; W. M. Mallory , Tr, asiuer
Avr.er LcJje. So. 1T5. (li rma' l M'-eia st Ibe
lliil. corner ol L'umn aud Sumni-r atrmu. av.-ry
fhralay Kv.nli.ji. The ollloi rs uio : (:lruvi hu.n,
xo.; I' rri.'lnia , V.U.; Mill, rlu h, s. .i.'iar)
Oeo, StfcrW,fii'Aai:r'r.
Ht'del t'lKUnwnl, N. I M.-etaat llo eb-v INI
l Hid lir'l uml Hiiril Weilneartya o' . n ll in i.ltl.
.i.-ra are. J. k. Mils. C.I'.;T. II fo'.r.do. H V
If. fiii.,r. S W : li. r linrii, Jr.. J W ; J. on l'
. -t-o, SniiUe , . I'.. Cullir, Tr.j'ur. r.
DTMirfiaeiii H"-id'piarler j ou llih strrel. M,iJ.
lii 11. Koi-ai'iuns, comiuiiU'ilio:.
Chit Quarttm ut'-r llradijimrters on lll0'h ktrmt,
near Uiilar. LUUl 104. ji.o. n. jiiyeu.
Caiet'ummtsMi (i Ilo;iilipiirUrs on Suuimerstrel,
Iii'ur bna l. l.nnlt. Col. H hiu.inoui.
iViM-oW flf iriij (Jeaer.ii lleail'iuurtert on Ilih
Hie. I Cool W . N. Hes.
Jlfrdi.iii LirKlur lliailiiuiirU-ri cruer lli:;h and
Chun h stroits. hurjjeon 11 Muriay.
(I',,,kA )', Bei.p. ' "', Kit 1 M'o'i
i.i l;.i ..ii il.e ul aiJ f'.urin vt .
ill!" Bf .,. tl 1.1 ,1, !l Til" wl-vr-l f : J"
; , lbnrv A.-ii". Ii I' ; I- V'k'-r. .s. u
11, J.' ' 1 . 11.. ,'n -
SHIP".
Tkt le.ore if , i;-(l.lV-M'Vli
, iiil.iy an. 1 oil" ii if eath uioi.lli, at J uV k
H I'.e
I I
I I r I
- the i.r. I 0"hI 1 1 u
POST HEADQUARTERS.
I'oii - Ileadiiirlen on Coll ire in l, b le 11 I a
lii and dor HHrKl. (,1'r W.iu ri' n -.di rue ) (. 11
li. 11 iliu-li'll,iviiiiiuii'iir.
.t.i.iil v.ir(erfniifer I'iaburiiiU mid In'-peellng
Pllu i r. on l "Tl y iie 'l, b -i.ni I Imn h uu 1 lir. nil.
Capt J. tl, Chuuillrr.
.I..i (uill iJinrir'n'-e-In rhir' I f T ul i; ul la-
li.in.i'ii 1 h-rry inel, I' t.-. u I nimi and limr. h.
C.ipt. J. O U'..,lo.m.
toi.l uil (..M.oVrr'B.tjf'-r- I n .-h ,r.-, -I "l lliii.u , I'u np
airl I - I. iilJ'-'C"i N". I T .M .r: .1 ... . 1. c .pi
'lh ' J ' a
iinl (.'U'ir.TlH'ii'e III i-.i:e of llein. nf
Tl Ul-," I - Hi mi .ni-i yillen:i..l' la lo: . ., i.l.t h'-lry
r.ln--I, In r I 0 .1 1 ... 1-i ul Che 1 It. ,ri .11.
.I..i I -in .-. rl ...,!. 1 rtirtf i f I ..- Kola,
a. I M l m 11, lo. 11 AU. I llirl. Lieut V la.
S.i 1-.
rf.rm."'.r Fir lb" A Ik'' "'-' t if
It
ia,-l. 0. ilvK.s
viiu' an J l-isu;.
u I.ii-i e
?u-,.Ml MiiU-a
ImnorUntintcligenco lias been received
from rebel sources of a brilliant opera
tion performed in East Tennessee bj the
Union troops, irom the Jjynchburij Ke-
publican, oflS'env- Year's daj, we learn
that a body of Union cavalry, reported
to be b,(XXJ strong, and composed of one
Pennsylvania regiment and others nn
knwon, had destroyed nine miles f the
East (Tennessee and Virginia Railroad
burning the important bruizes at Zolli-
cofTer, over the Molston and Watauga
rivers, and capturing two hundred rebel
cavalry who were guarding the former.
The Republican says it will take several
weeks to repair the damages at a time
when the road is taxed to its utmost ca
pacity. It also states that the Yankee
raid, which extended over a space of
nearly a hundred miles, was one of un
expected daring and audacity.
The above account looks bad for the
rebels, and they have made it as light as
they could for the sake of not disheart
ening the deluded followers of their
cause; but bad as they make it out to
be, they have not Riven even a tithe of
the true state of aunirs.
But what are the precise facte of the
case; Tlie aiiarr is oi far more serious
consequence to the relxils than a mere
destruction of about nino miles of rail
road. Nearly all the bridges between
Knoxville and the Virginia .State line
a distance oT l i miles have been de
stroyed, and the track more or less in
jured. So combined was the movement
that the whole allair was completed in a
comparatively short space of time, and,
as the rebels express it, the line wa9 so
much injured " that it will take several
weeks to repair tho damages."
The plan adopted is developed by the
results. Emm tho 'facta wo have wo
know that two bodies of Union troops,
bel'-nuing to General Granger's army of
Kentucky, lelt Kichmond, Kj., shortly
alter Christmas, on an unknown expe
dition. It now appears that one pnriion
tif thi so fori.'es took the left hand road
running south from that place, and,
liassitig by Manchester, reaiiu d Mount
1'leaHRiit. Thence it took the road over
the TiMiiitif ains to Jom-sville, and passing
through that place and r-sulville, struck
tho railroad at Union, a station situated
about eleven miles from Iiristol, which is
near the iSlate line between V irginia and
Tennessee. At this point the work of
destruc'ion was commenced. Tho tele
graph linos to Kichmond, Virginia, were
first cut to prevent tho rebel chiefs at
their capital from knowing anything of
what was going on beyond that point.
They next dashed on the line as far as
Bristol, ell'ectually destroying the railroad
track as they went, and as they fell back
burned tho bridges over tho streams.
Arriving at tho point where the railroad
crosses the Ilolston and Watauga rivers,
the Union troops burned those bridges
and beyond that point the rtbcla give no
information. The telegraphic lines hav
ing been, as we have before stated, en
tirely destroyed west of Bristol, of course
tho rebels could learn notions: bevond
that point by telegraph nor by courier
beyond where the principal bridges bad
been burned. As the distance. between
tho west side of thoo bridges and Bris
tol was not over a dozen miles, a horse
man might easily ride lo the latter place
and give such information as ho could
havo learned, and Ihu same could have
beeu telegraphed to Lynchburg and Uiuh
Ill-Hid.
We, however, are enabled to supply tho
deficiency After ct ossing the river, and
passing Latter depot, tho Union troops
pushed on to Jonesboro, thence to Green
ville and Bull's Gap, now known as
Bogersvillo Junction, altogether a dis
tance of over seventy miles, at the baine
timo destroying all they could during
their movements in the way of bridges
1 1 est lo work, &.o., along that line. This
ended the line of operations of the column
on tho left.
The other column left Richmond. Kv
by one of the roads running South, and
struck the Cumberland Mountains at
a point nearer Cumberland Gap and far
ther to the went of that taken by their
colleagues. They next proceeded to thu
.Stalo line, and, crossing the Clinch river,
followed tho turnpike road to Koerrevillc.
It was planned that this column should
arrive at this point about midnight, at
which hour a train of curs was generally
at Ihe station.
Rogi'i'vitiu is a place nf but small im
portance, and contained I ut lew inhabi
tants, who were easily secured ami pre
vented froia giving nv ftlanu. -This
branch 1 1' tlio ra Irnud was u!mi of ni'-io
loi'.il US..', and C'lllit'cted with the IIKtili
1 1 in a I B ill's Gap, r R -t ,-vi! !o .liu
lion. Tlie ll u i ; 1 1 l.i'iu I t In! Iiain :il liu'
Mai i n as had lu .-u eii.m oi ii and mh.ii
' g it u iilcr st ay. Having sw itched nil"
' at i'.ill.'s Gap, llw-y tiiiiied kljtig that
main line in a westerly direction until
they arrived at .Strawberry 1'laina, with
in a few miles of Knoxville. All this
was done in a few hours, and then the
work of destruction commenced on the
right.
Tho track was torn up and a bridge
destroyed just east of Strawberry Plains,
and other work of destruction was per
formed as they wendud their w ay back
to the junction. Between New Market
and Moiristown a long piece of trestle
work, over half a mile in extent, was to
tally destroyed, and near Kusselrillo an
other bridge met the same fato as its
neighbors. Thus ihey fell back, destroy
ing as they went, until they again
reached the Krgersville junction, at Bull's
Gap, where they met with their friends
who had been operating on the eastern
part of the road. It will be seen that the
operation extended within a few mi Us
of the whole length of the line, and de
stroying th travei of greatly over a hun-
area miles in extent. .
A large forco of troops had been sent
by this route to reinforce Geueral Bragg,
and this operation completely cut oil'
their chance of reaching Murfreesboro by
the Tennessee line. The Lynchburg
Republican states that at the present
time "ihe road is taxed to its utmost ca
pacity." The break, 89 extensive in its
character, must have been disastrous to
their arms, especially so when it is ta
ken into consideration that these troops
from the rebel capital were wanted to aid
in the resistance offered to Gen. Rose
crans' march. No wonder, then, that
the rebels at Murfreesboro retreated
from that point. Their reinforcements
had been delayed and cot off,
and there was not the 'slightest
chance that they could reach Murfrees
boro by any other route in time to save
the day. The plan is certainly a good
One, and has been well carrisd out. All
honor to him whe conceived it.
W'ere this the only railway line from
the rebel capital to Tennessee, "the effect
would indeed be most disastrous to the
rebel cause; for ihe communication
could easily be kept broken at one or
another part of tho route. , To securely
guard the whole line from raids would
require more men (hau tho rebels could
well spare at this or any other time, and
therefore tho road would never lx secure
from destruction. The rebels have, how
ever, other lines of communication. The
line between Danville, Va., and Greens
boro, N. C, has been completed, and this
gives a nearly direct route from Rich
mono, a., to Columbia, S. (J., via Atlan
ta, da, to Chattanooga and Murfiecsboro,
lenn. Another route runs via Peters
burg, Va., and Raleigh, N. C, aud con
nects with the same line at Greensboro
If the lino from Goldshuro to Wiltuina
ton should havo been repaired, a neatly
direct route from Richmond, Va., to Char
leston, S. (J , thence to Chattanooga and
Murfreesboro. Again, by aid of tho ha
vannith branch, another route is opened
from the rebel capital via eldon, Golds
boro, Wilmington, Charleston, aud ba
vannah, thence by the Central Georgia
railroad to Chattanooga and Murfrees
boro. Thus it plainly appears that tho
operations, splendid as they are, have
not entirely cut off the supplies front tho
rebels, but will only delay them by for
citig them to go over a longer route of
travel. However, it has done its work
for the present, and lUno it welu A. I.
, Capt. Iloughtelinar
A correspondent pays the following
deserved tribute to a gallant officer
In tho late desperate battle at Murfrecs
boro, the battery of Cap', Ciiab. Hocjghtk
lino, of tho 1st 111., Artillery played a gal
lant aud conspicuous part. Friend aud foe
alike testify to the wonderful rapidity
and effect of its movements and fire.
Driven back and finally taken, in that
terrific rush on Wednesday, which
paralyzed our right wing, and al
most gave us defeat, it was not until the
irallaut Captain had Been all of hi
horse.killed, half of his men desstroyed
his supports broken and forced back,
his ammunition expended (having dis
charged 11-3 rounds) and himself un
horsed and wounded, that tils guns were
abandoned, and ho then retired, haviig
personally fired his last charge, carrying
with him as prisoner the leading rebel
who had ventured within reaclrof his
revolver.
Mindful of his merit and that of his
brave and skilful Lieutenants, Wiuoirr,
Van Dvke, and Channh., and tho been
ism of his accomplished corps, the Held
olllcers of the "Jd brigade of I'alukr'h
old division to which tho battery had
lieen attached f r mauy months, un
Monday, th 12th inst., nu t at the qmr
lers of Col. Smith, brigade co'iimaudcr,
and iirexfiitcd their el l i-oiniadc with a
beaiiiit"! Sabre, iiiKiiibed as follows
" To ('apt. Ciis. MornHTni.tsn, for jt.il
lantry at Murfreesboro;" beneath which
Wers lit- ii.inesuf the d iri'.i s, compristu '
(lie i iiMi e l'eU cf liio bi i ; i-le. A thorl
address on pres' iitaii-ui, f "i'lly r -
ji.l.il.il to t y Hit- lu.i.n, mutually
breattii-i' on!! Ii
and
cvci m, p. i -o '
lill t I.e lux ialotl.
! m r may lio; bravo u.'U.-i-r, love I by
his comrades, honored by his General,
livo to wear and Ml. Id the gojd sUi-l.
Tallow 'Your Leader-
The following is rather a tough story
of omi ancient New Yorl-rrs, whoso
names are not quite obsolete :
Thomas IT. Smith built an ' enormous
tea store' in South street, up by Dover. It
extended through to Water, and was a
hundred feet wik. It was the wonder
of (ho city when it wa built. The
docks near it were nam ! India wharf.
Smilh also built famous stores at Peith
Amboy, and had bis tea ships land ear
goes there. The travelers to Philadel
phia by the old routo must often have
wondered what, theic immense stores
were doing in such an insignificant place
as Perth Amboy. Thomas II. Smith,
besides being the greatest tea merchant
of "his day, was also the greatest 8jireeit$
ot tits aay. ne was me i resident oi a
Club celled "The Tire Clnb." It held
its meetings in Franklin Square, on the
corner, of. Dover street.. Boys have a
mode of amusement called "Follow
your leader." This was adopted by tie
Club of which Smilh was President.
Many men who are iiw aged and re
spected men, or dead, belonged to the
" Fire Club," Joseph Foulke, a trader
at Curacoa, a Dutch Island in the West
Indies, and the Staggs. There was
old.Pete r Stagg, Cashier of the City Bank
and John attd Benj. Stagg. There was
old Matthias Bruen, and many more
whose names were on the Club list.
They gave grand suppers, and their en
tertainments were very expensive. They
would iuvite a guest to these suppers,
explain the rules, and if he refused to
join, or could not carry out the idea, the
one was one dozen of champagne, These
fines were occasioned by a refusal to fol
low the leader. On one occasion a great
cotton merchant from New Orleans was
a gust. He agreed to all the conditions.
It was late in the evening, in the dead of
winter. The ice in the East River was
floating np and down with every flood or
elb of the tide. " 1'ollow leader,"
shouled Smith, and out of the warm,
luxurious club rooms ponred the mem
bers of Iho Club. Out of the Square.
around the corner into Dover street
" Follow leader," and on rushed Smilh,
the President of tUo Club, with thirty
men behind him, down Dover, past Wa
ter, past I rout, into South,- and thence
on to tho pier. One of Smith's own
ship lay at the dock. A lighter lay in-
hioe or me main wnarr I lie ice was
loose and dashed tip around the vessels
follow leader, exclaimed Smith, as he
plunged from tho dock into the water
Some drew back, but others followed tho
leader, w ho succeeded io get ling out of ihe
ice water on to the lighter, and from
I hence to tho dock; and shouting "Fol
low leader," he led of! with frozen clothes,
up Dover, and into the room of tho Club
Plunge, plunge, plunge, one alter another.
and soon until all had successfully ac
complished the terrible- and dangerous
feat. Ihe Southern cotton merchant was
last. Soma of the regular Club members
remained until they taw hint reach the
dock again safely, and there they lelt
him shivering. He did not remain long.
As bo walked up from the dock, ho no
ticed a largo store open in South street,
lie entered. It was a wholesale and re
tail ship store. " I have met with an ac
cident give mo a glass of cognac, hot,
with sugar and water." It was done,
aud he drank it. "Do you keep gun
powder '" he asked. Receiving an af
firmative reply, t o bought and paid for
half a keg, and then took his way to the
Club room. At the door were standing
Mr. Lowu and Mr. Town, two members
cf the Club. Tho latter exclaimed. "Bravo
Southern stranger you have passed the
ordeal safely. You are now leader, and
we arc deputed to place the Club under
your command, if you choose to exert
your sacred privilege.
"Thanks, my friends, I shall do so, but
I w ill not ask you to go out of tho room
this cold night. Let us drink!" and as
hu entered the room he sought a sido
closet where hung his cloak. There he
placed the keg, and then returned and
took a seat at the long, solid mahogany
table. President Smith called the club to
order. The Stewards for the night open
ed a dozen ol rhampago amid shouts,
calls aud songs of the most stirring char
acter. "Order, come to order 1" exclaim
ed President Smith. When order was
partially restored, he said: "Members of
tho club, our guest has passed the icy
ordeal. He has now the right of becom
ing leader for the balance of the night, or
until a failure in our sncted rites. What
says he?
Tho cotton merchant look from his
bosom a bundle of two and laid it oo ihe
table. All eyes were fixed upon Lint.
' I accept the command. I will lead now.
Wait until I give the word, and then do
at you see toe do." By this time It had
spun the tow into a siting that would
reach from tlie laid- io lh;) grate, lie
pla'-cd the tiimhk r "it one cud of the
low, li hold it oil Hi" table, and theft
pasecil tin- u'lier to 1 1,0 pail UlUler III.
grate, and mailelh tt ft-.t with a piece nf
coal from tin) co il-Muii' I-!. Not a word
was spoke. All f-lt ih.v sonn thing im
mu,il was t oecir. Cotton liierch-ti t
now ii' 1 .Li i .itel v wi-iit to i 'ii closet, and
re'tin.ii .villi t he keg took hii ee.lt- Then
be w i.t t work and n moved to-' lioo,i
until he could lake; out the bead of the
li ti lu ki ?. hot a soul moved. Then be
ook a very little of what appeared tolxr
lack sand in his hand, w alked to th
fire, and Hug it in. Tho contidcrablff
explosion that followed startled all.
Powder, by Jupiter," exclaimed htnitu.
Cotton merchant took the end of the tow
ino from tho class, and pushed it down
deep into tho powder iu the keg, and
then reseated himself. "Now. Mr. Pres
ident and members of ' tlio Club, f wish
you Id hear what I have to say.
... have tried my pluck. 1 come
from a hot climate, and you have mad
ine go through an. icy ordeal. It is mj
time now, but I will not be so cruel. I
will givo yon a fiy wfrl to go through.
If you stand if, you will never need mor
wine; and if you do not, the fines wilt
amount to a small fortune, and you will
:ave wine enough to last your Clnb m
year. Look at me. 11a walkod to the
lire, kicked off the coal lump, and plaee.4.
the other end of the tow line in the rede-
hot coals. Then he walked back, and a
he brought his fist down on the table,
said, in tones of thunder, as ho sat down.
keep your seats, and thai follow yoar
leader." The fire curled up in fitful
spouts from tbo burning tar ii burned
over tho grate-pan, and began to creepr
long the carpet. It had eighteen feet-
lo go. Sixty and odd single eyes watch
ed '.he burning train. Ono rose from tba
seat, then another ; )inally one exclaimed
"we shall all be blown to the old Nick,'r
and made for the door. The panic in
creased. Downstairs the Club member
plunged like a flock of sheep. Even old?
Smith, the President, was among the first-
to bolt from the room. Before the tow
line had bnrnod as far as tho tabl, all
were gone but the cotton merchant. At
soon as he saw that 1m was alone, h
placed his foot on tho burning tow and
extinguished it. Then he opened that
window and emptied the keg into thai
snow, and again resumed hi! seat. Ifs
wailed long for the return of tho Cint
members, ono by one did they come back.
1 hero Cotton sat, until Smith took bis
seat as President. "Now call for tha
lioes," ho said, and a severe lecture h
give them for their follies and real cow
ardice The Club died long ago.
Giotto's Model.
Giotto, intending to make a painting
of (he crucifixion, induced a poor man to
bo bound to- a cross, under a promise of
being set at liberty in an hour, and
handsomely rewarded for his pains. In
stead of this, as soon as Giotto had mdu
his viclim secure, he seined a dagger and
slabbed him to tho heart I Ha than set
about painting tho dying; agonies of tha
victim to bis foul treachery. When he
had finished his picture he carried it to
tho Pope, who was so well pleated with
it that he resolved to place it above the'
altar i f his own chapel. Giotto observed,
that as his holiness liked the copy so
well, he might perhaps Iiko to see the
original.
The Pope, shocked at the impiefy or
the idea, uttered an exclamation of sur
prise. " I mean," added Giotto, "I will
show you the person whom I employed
as my model in this picture, but it must
be ou condition that your holiness
will absolve mo from all pun
ishment for tho use which I have
niido of him." Thu Pope promised
Giotto the absolution for which he slip
ulated, and acompanied the artist to his
studio. .Ou entering, Giotto drew aside
a curtain which hung before tho dead
man, still sttelched on the cross, and
covered with blood. The barbarous ex
hibition struck the pontiff with horror;
he told Giotto ho could never give him.
absolution for so cruel a deed, and that
he must expect to suffer tho most exem-;
plary punishment. Gi t'0, with seeming;
rcsUnatioitr said that be had only on
favor to ask, that his holinem would give,
him leave lo finish the piece before hi
died. The request had too important am
object to be denied; the Pope readily
gran'ed i', and in tho meantime u guard
was set over Giotto to prevent his escape.
On tho painting being replaced in tha
artist's bands, the frrst thing he did wa
lo take a .brush, and dipping it into a
thick varnish, lis (Unh id thu picture all
over with it, and then announced that he
had finished bis (ask.
I lis holiness was greatly incnaed at
this abuse of the inc'u genco he had given,
and threatened Giotto that ho should bo
put to tho most cruel death, unless ho
painted another picture equal to th.ioneb
had destroyed. "Of what avail is your
threat," replied Giotto, "to a man whom
y hi have doomed to death at any rata?"
' But,'' replied hi holiness, "1 ran revoke
that doom." "Yes," continued Giotto,
but you ciuiiot prevail on me to trait
to your verbal promise a second." ''Von
shall have pardon under my signet be
fire you begin." On Uiat condition
t anion was made out and given lo Giot
to, who, taking a wet spongS) in a fdtr
inifintes wiped nil' thu coatin, with,
which he had bedaubed ihu picture, and
in -i. ad of a copy, i'orvl tlie original
i i ad its bcau'y to his holmes.
Tho Times' Washiii.;! m sp.-ei il4of the
'.if ir'ft.iva) lh; t'otiimiite) of Hi'i llniut to
whom are rd-on-d q'tes-i-nis i f rman-C--.ii
in Ij.ivo tuK'ruoti'd ih-tr Oiuii'mau
ti. jv,,i,,i a I..I1 nop npi'Mti ig tii million,
t" oi i tiio .Suit- ul MaryUii'.) in t-juutci'
pati-ii hi r k'.aveS.

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