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-. ' VW JUSyftlJIMHJW 1 1 irrarT T i 1 T r "r $. . SKfV"tl.JS'-V', -. I'f'?--!.- .- .3sspirSr.J:. ' vVWrr&H- ' EaBK?-. -ass-s , ? teBfw&mcirt; -rr ; 1.1 - 5- - T " - - . - -.j- -&- : , - , - --- ' V - ;-5 ? sp-j,. - t - 9, a THE REGISTER. - BATES OF ADVi-.RTISING. THE IOLA REGISTER -h, T1iik&&is--j-.?!- .Jjf jtrsm t5Fiir HES , V ' -.- -sw J -'--, & V tfs . vs. JIJlO It l in. C -tj 3HJ PUBLI8HED EVERY SATURDAY. ALLISON" & rKHKIXS, PcnufHEiw. iu)f IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. Srjp-Transint an I laid slveV.iaemenU mn t bo .u! I rr In Kdvan.-e. I icil aivl 3pr:Ut Noticci, XJ cents a line. All letteri In velif-m to bu!nes.s In -my way coimei-ed with t w oillro should ! uMrraM-J to the l"ublhlT3 and r .Tie-nra. .. ALitsot A IE3Z131. TERMSTWO DOI.LAIM PLI. YKAIt. VOLUME IX. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, 1IAHCH 13, 1875. NO. 11. OFFICIAL PAPER OF COUNTY. srcx.... I w.'S tv. I r. J m..l iri.M ra lincu.... srt3ist Jin tt0 3t:ias tin"..;" lsW sr isr soiUaioo sinch. .. Sli J so 7 ail n iv It oo 4 Inch.. . jit.) JO fii. UW'Htt' II SO i (iU .. STi 5 Si d .V LI I Ili U .J (fc. (! as .a&htsin- lio li; jii 1 C..I ... l) oi I'J (0: i-o t; to u 09 -;? j f i.. I' i Sfr A business Pircctorij. COUKTY OFFICERS. I?FJleo,t Iitrict Jnl?e KFAccts, .?. lrouate Judse Jr? i",,"er ....County Treuarer V??.B.ni,n,J Register of I.Ii J II Kicluuib County Attorney .:M Simpwn, Clcrk UUtrict Court Jajlnn -SuDeriiituuIent lubllc SrhnuU JI WimmIui.... Sheriff I.ymin Rhosdn , Surveyor 1) H.irvllle, ) A VJItowlind, Commissioners iMae Boneurake, ) CITY OFFICERS. VT C Jon, -r. Miror I, L Ixnre Police Julc John I1con,"l ,S I Sfcuilier. I L Walker, Council men ; 31 Mmpnon, I K X Yale. Ii LNorthrup,. Trctnrer 11 n lucnii, J N Wixillnnie U II ISriggs, Clerk Maoliil .Assistant Marshal CHURCHES. METHODIST EPISCOPAL. Corner of Jefferson arcnue and Ilroadirav St 5errirea everj- Sablath at li). a. m. and 7 p. m. j-rayer mee ling i nursuar evening st i p. in II. K. Mltit, Pastor. PRESBYTEBIAX. Corner Madison avenue and Western street Services 10; a. m. and" n. m. Sunday School at 3 i a.m. t . i'ixkektoa , iraeior. BAPTIST. On Sycamore street. Sen ices every SaMmth at . 10'ia. m.andTp.ni. I'rajermcetinsonThuri)- lay eveninr. Church meeting at 2 . m. on Katanlay before the flrst habbath in each month. Sabbath School at 12 o'clock m. U. T. X-Yoto, Tastor. Secret Societies. IOLA LODGE, NO. 38, A. F. A A. Masons meets on the first tuid third Sitiirdays in every month lirrtnren in good xtamliug arc Invited to attend, II. W. TALCOTT, W. M. J.y. Wnrrn, Sec'y. T ' IOLA LODGE, NO. 21, I ' '" HTiSSfc. ' of Mi Fel- f t lriJ5 lows hold their regular f 1 U f "' meetings every 'Xuea- ta day evening, in their A , lull, next door north uf the post office. Visiting brethren in good standing, are invito! to attend. a ii. MMPJ.OX, x. g. v AV"-c- Jones !c,y. Vk Dotcb. LELAND HOUSE. Hn.VXCUOl-T. Iroir:etor. IOL V. K vv vu . This hnue has been thoroughly lejiaired and reltteil and is now the most desirable jilire in the city for travelers to atop. Xo tins will be upareu in make ine guests i ine iitni il at home. Ilaggagc transhjmvl to and from Depot free of charge. . CITY HOTEL, TJICIIAItn PIIOCTOK, Proprietor. loli. . Kansas. Sincle meals ii rents Day ltoanl- ers one dollar ier day. . ttorneijs, II. V. TALCOTT, ATTOKXKY AT LAW. Iola, Allen county. Kittisns. Oflicenn Mailionaventie, onedoor eastof Win. Dai is. Cases liefureun) of the courts of the Mate will receive careftil attention. All eollertions promptly remitted. NEION F. ACERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ioli, Allen county, . Kansas II i-s the only full and complete bet of Abstracts of Allen county. . J. C. Ml-BRAV J. II. KlCHAKDl, Ciunty Attorney. MURRAY & RICHARDS, ATTOKXEYS AXD COX7XSELORS AT LAW. Money in sums frora-SV! m to Sj.oxi CO loaneil on long time upon Improveil Fanns in Allen. Anderson. Woodson, and Xeaslio conn ties. 3tii5rellancaus - D. F. GIVENS, TTATCnMAKER, JEWELElt, AXDCLOaC VV lieintirer, al the postothce, Iola, Kansas. Clocks, Watches and Jewelry, promptly and neatly rewred and warranted. A fine assort ment of Clocks, Jewelry, Gold )ens anil other fancy articles, which will lie sold cheap. . M. DeMOSS, M. D., OFFICE over Jno. Franc-is A Co.'g Drugstore Residence on Washington avenue, 2nd door aouth Neosho street. H. A. NEEDHAM, COtJXTY CLERK. Conveyancing carefully done, and acknowledgements ulen. Maps and plans neatly dran n . . J. N. WHITE, T TXDERTAKER, Ma-Ilson avenue, Iola, Kan-1 J ms. Wood cooms constantly on nami anjt Hearse always in readiness. MetalicBortalCisej fnmisbeil on short notice. J. E. THORP, A B AUBEU SHOP on Washington avcaEe first doorsGuthoX..L Xorthrup's. l'otatocs. Corn .and Hickory Xuts ta avi.ujai, en in ex ' cliangc for work: H. REIMERT,- TAILOR. Iola, Kansas. Scott Brother's old stand. Clothing made to onler in the latest and best styles. Satisfaction guaranteed. Clean ing and repairing done on short notice.. The Iola Register. SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. Devoted to the interests of Iola and Allen county. Makes Local News a Specialty. 4uUln6 a pool nsortmrat of yrncral urw nJ comtea-ot-ML.te .Sen a. JOB WORK A -- - " Or all kinds, such as n.ETTEa,nEAr.s, ' " BILL nEADS, STATEMENTS, 1 sCARDS, TOSTERS, Ac.,, Done in good style, and at reasonable price-'. NOTICE. '- Probate Court, Allen county, Sta'e of Kansas: In the matter of the estate of James Mel lonald, -Aeceoeed., Notice is herebr given to all whom it may concern, that I as executor or sam esmie um on fh.-'n.l flm r vlr,iir. A. I). I.s7.. Hie in aI court my rctitian, asking tve on order to ten ai prtvavale tiw foliuu turf tle-cnned prm "; !u-4, .rr auuaie.i in ?aia Alien county, i-j:a--fo-w North- et niar.er of jk.m1oi 2j. ill tou nlill) iiitUorraii!:l! ffri. u tt.p nmrs-rtv ol wiid e-nate fo? ttie purpo-e of pa ing the i!c'uts of said -late, and UutHiSd iwtitioii will be heard Waie rsid o-mn. on the Snd day of March, 1-TS, nt ly o'clock, a rr.-ormul .Uy fe -JOIISM MCDONALD, '13f Executor MGHT AXD'MORXIXG. It was a"cild, windy night, and the light snow filled the air with fine, cut ling particles; i night when a good fire and the society of .friends become vitally essential to a man's comfort and happi ness. Margaret EJgarton arose from her seat !y the scanty fire, and, opening the door, looked out upon the night. She stood a moment, then, with a shudder, closed the door and returned to her hit: band's side. "Heaven pity those who are exposed to the storm this night," she said fer vently. "Amen !" responded her husband in a deep, solemn voice. "Though we are very, very poor. Margaret, there arc many even poorer than we." The man raised his dark, serious eyes devoutly upward, and the fair, youthful head of his pale wife leaned down to his shoulder. 'Yc-s, William, I tremble to think of the future. The rent due, our stay hero only an act of mercy on our landlord's part oh, Willie!" The feeble voice broke down in tears. " 'Take no thought for the morrow, what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink,' Margaret. If it hadn't been for misfor tune," and he glanced at the mutilated and bandaged arm which hungpowerless at his side, "we might have been enjoy ing the fruits and comforts of my labor; but it is all for the best, I suppose." There was a short silence in the room. which was interrupted by a rap at the door. "Who can be out on such a night ?" and Mrs. Edgarton started up hastily to admit the visitor. He was an old, weather-beaten man, of some three-score years, shabbily dres sed, and carrying in bis hand a lean, meagre bundle. In rer ly to her kind invitation, he followed Mrs. Edgarton into the house. and took a seat by the smouldering fire. Altera few commonplace remarks the stranger said : "It's a rough night, friends, and the traveling is none the best can you let me stay all nisht here? A man has just told me that it is a good four miles to the village. Mr. Edgarton looked at his wife, and in her sympathizing face read" her consent. "Yes, my good mat," he replied im mediately, "you cm stay if you willt.but I'm afraid you will find our accommoda tions none of the best. We arvcry nnnrnnfl flrwtitntf. lint. m!i n -ri. Iinvnl - ' 1 we ofTer yon freely. "Could you give me somcth.ng to cat?, I have traveled far to-day and have not tasted food s.nce jester night! Food L.1U11UI, uu tj imw-ii-uiiya vtuuuui money." The eyes of Mrs. Edgarton filled with tears as he thought of the quarter loaf of bread their earthly all which she had reserved for breakfast. "Heaven will take, care of us," she said, thoughtfully, arid rising, she placed the rcanty store upon the table. " The stranger ate the bread without comment, and ithen be had finished seemed wonderfully invigorated, and conversed quite intelligently with Mr. Edgarton. " "Yon have a bad arm there, sir; may I ask how it happened ?" "Certainly; an unlucky fall from a high building has crippled me for life " "Yon vrere at work on theNbuilding? A mechanic, eh !" "A bricklayer. Tho staging on a new warehouse where I was at work gave way, and I was precipitated some twenty feet," "The warehouse of Mr. Morgan ?" "The same, sir. It was a sad accident for me, but I have tried hard to Jbe rec onciled." "Well, well, this is a hard life ; hard for us all! but if I'm to stay with you to-night, I may as well retire. It's get ting townrd eleven." The poor but clean bed appropriated to the stranger guest was made more comfortable by additional clothing taken from the couch of the poor couple ; and the man in apparent thankfulness, bid them good-night, and retired. They, too, leaning on tho everlasting arm, took no thought of the morrow, though it was to see them houseless and without food. Verily, that faith which can thus sustain the soul in the most trying moments i3 no delusion. Morning came, and, to the unlimited nrprise of Mr. and Mrs. Edgarton, their 2iient was missing. Gone, and when or how they emild not imagine, but gone he certainly was. They wondered over the circumstance hut in the trouble and anxiety of their utter destitution the stranger was soon dismissed from their thoughts to make room, for their own immediate affairs. Ten o'clock. was the time .given them' liflhe landlord for removal, and with heavy .hearts they prepared to go forth. Through the kindness of a neighbor, they had been .allowed thp use ofn outbuild ing for the storage'of their little furni ture, and a room in his hou-e until Mr. Edgarton's -health should be sufficiently re-established to admit of his performing Nome lizht labor. NineVclouk psaled from the bell tho neighboring church tower-but one upstairs. She d.dn t care to tackle cm. short hour of home life remained forlThit ni?ht I -tell you there wasn't much tj,eni j 1 tleep. In tho morning I could not find Fifteen tnlnutes later there came a ber. She'd gone. I guess the rats had quick, imperative knock at the door of Mr. Edgarton's house. Margaret sprang to open it, and a well dressed man put a large packet into her hand, and turned hastily away. The package was addressed in a bold masculine hand : "Mr. William Edgarton." William tore it open, and there drop ped out two papers, one being an official the other a private seal. He examined the former, and found ii to be the deed, conveying to him and his heirs a certain piece of land with a largo and handsome house and all its appurtenances. Transfixed with surprise, he broke the teal of the latter, and a hundred-pound note met his eye accompanied by these brief words : "Last night you freely gave your all to a poor and destitute wayfarer, who now begs you to accept tho accompany ing deed and money, in reward for your noble kindness. A conveyance will come immediately to take you to your new residence. When you are fairly estab lished there, your friend, the writer of this will do himself the honor of calling upon you. Respectfully yours, Howard Moboax." William Edgarton looked at his wife as he finished reading, and both burst into tears. Well did they know the name of Howard Morgan it was that of one of the wealthiest men in the city ; the upright and high-minded but singu larly eccentric old bachelor. It was .in his employ that William Edgarton had received the serious injury which had disabled his left arm for life, yet strange to say, he had never seen tho rich man, his business beinz transacted principally by an agent. lie had now no doubt that his visitor of the pre inus night was no other than Mr. Morgan True to the promise contained in the letter, a conveyance cr.nic for tho Edgar- tons, and without hesit ition they enter ed, and were driven to their handsome and pleasantly Bitua.-il house. They found it prepared for immediate occu pancy even to the burning of the plen tiful fires and the sm iking breakfast upon the table. i They had scarcely hid time to admire the rich taste which In 1 furnished the spacious rooms n hen a ring at the door announced a visitor. It was -the old wayfarer of the; night before. He received all the grateful thanks the bewildered Edgartons tried to make to him, and, Liking a seat upon the sofa, he drew them down on each side of him. nc was well dresed now, and Mrs. . ..... .. lvlearton wondered that she hat! not no- th(j cxtremc kindiines3 of his coun- tpnnnce on the di eveni d fricI)(l9 hfl sa ,d toki a han(, of -,, - to expla;n a 'little of this mystery. I had heard of the misfortune of one of my workmen, I through my agent, and that his family i were in distressing circumstances. Before I could trust myself to do anything for you I wished to ascertain the true state of affairs, and last night's experience sat isfied me. When I find charity and true goodness anywhere, I am determin ed that they shall be rewarded even in this world. And now, Mr. Edgarton I am in want of a deputy manager, and I propose the situation to you whenever you shall be enabled to bear the fatigue. Tho salary is two hundred pounds a year and perhaps your pretty wife can man age affaire comfortably on that, eh, Mrs. Edgarton ?'' and the old man cast a good humored look into her tear-wet face. That was .1 happy day for Mr. and Mrs. Edgarton. It was also a happy day for the charitable Mr. Morgan, and no doubt the angel who records the good deed3of man wrote many a shining line against his name that day. William Edgarton assumed the post offered him in his patron's establishment, and faith fully were his duties discharged, and more than satisfied was his employer. Mrs. Edgarton grew to be the merriest and blithest, little woman to be found anywhere. Mr. Morgan spends many a delightful evening at their house, holding their bright-eyed little Howard on his knee, and telling him pleasant stories of the great and good. Blessed be charity ! ----- v Sotaeibing Like a Cat. 'Talking about rats," said Uncle Tim, a regular Yankee, "puts me in mind of a cat I once owned. Let mo tell you about her. She was a Maltese and what that cat didn't know wasn't worth fcnaw injr. Here's one thing she did : In the spring of '4G I moved into the little old house on Crooked river. We put our provisions down in the cellar, and the first night we made our beds on the floor. No sooner had it come dark than we heard a tearing anil squeaking in the cellar that was awful. IHt the candle and went down. Jerusalem ! Talk about rats! I never saw such a sight in all my born days. Every inch of the cellar buttom was covered -with them. They ran tip onto me, and all over ntc. I jumped back into the room and called the cat. She came down and looked. I guess she sat there about ten minutes looking at them rats, and I wan waiting fto see what she would do. 'liy-and-by she shook her head and turned and went frightened her, and, to tell tho plain truth I didn't wonder mnch. Night come on again "and the old cat hadu't come. Bays isetsey Ann (tliats my wife) to me. 'Tim leave this place, the rats'Jl cat us np.' Says I, 'Just let the old cat bo.' I didn't believe she bad left us for good and all. Just as Betsey Ann was putting the children to bed we heerd a scratching and wauling at the outside door. I went and opened it and there stood our Maltee on the door-step and behind her a whole army of cats all paraded as regular as any soldiers. I let our old cat in, and the others followed her. She went right to tho cellar door and scratched there. I began to under stand. Old Maltee had been out for help. I opened the way to tho cellar ; she marched down and the other cats tramped after her in regular order and as they went past I counted fifty-six of them! Oh, my! if there wasn't a row and a rumpus in that 'ere cellar that, night, then I'm mistaken! The next morning the old cat came up and caught hold of my trouser's leg, and pulled me toward the door. I went down to see the sight. Talk about your Bunker Hill and Boston massacres! I never saw such a fight before or since. Betsey Ann and me, with my boy Sammy, were all day as hard at work as wo could be, cleauing the dead rats out of that ere cellar. It's a fact every word of it." Vespers in Sooth America. To the traveler in Spanish America, the striking of the vesper bell exercises a potent charm. As the usage requires every ono to halt, no matter where he may be, at tho first stroke of the bell, to interrupt his conversation, however im --Drtant and listen without stirring until the conclusion of the chims, the singularity of a whole population sur prised in a moment, as it comes and goes, held in a stato of petrifaction, nnd paralyzed as if by an encounter, may be imagined. On every side you sec gestures interrupted, mouths half opened for the - arrested remark, smiles lingering or passing into an expression of prayer; you would fancy them a nation of statutes. A town in South America, at tho tinkle of the Angclus, resembles the 'Arabian Nights,' whose inhabitants are turned into stones. The magician here istho bell-ringer; but hardly has the vibration ceased when a universal murmur arises from tlioso- thousands of oppressed lungs. Hands meet hands, question seeks an swer; conversations resume thcircourse ; horses feel the loosened bridle and paw the ground ; dogs bark, babies cry, tho fathers sing, the mothers chatter. The accidental turns thus given to conversa tion are many. The Yona? Actress. Some time since, a beautiful young girl made her first appearance oa the stage of one of tho minor theaters in Paris. Her grace and loveliness attract ed admiration, which her rising talent promised to secure. She concluded a long engagement with tho manager, giv ing her services for a very moderate re muneration, but which sufficed for her wants and those of an invalid mother, who was totally dependent on her exer tions. According to the usual custom, a clause in the contract stipulated that a forfeit should be paid in case of its non fulfillment by cither party. Theatrical managers never fail to in sert this article in tho treaties signed by their actors; and it often happens that a very small salary is accompanied by an immense forfeit. In this case it was fixed at ten thousand francs; but the young actress attached no importance to the amount, being fully resolved to fulfil her engagement, and steadily apply to the cultivation of her powers. She felt how much depended on her success, and on she walked in the right path, refusing to be turned from it by the flattering vows and insidious homage which she daily received. But in our uncertain world the good and prudent may some time change their plans as suddenly as the foolish and fickle. One day the young actress entered the manager's room, and announced to him that she wished to leave the theater. "now!" cried he; "you are the last person from whom I should have expect ed such caprice." "Indeed, sir, it is not caprice. ' Is it, then, the offer of another en gagement?"' "It is, "ir, and one which I cannot re fuse; it is front an excellent young man who wishes ine to marry him." "Here's a pretty business t a marriage in question." "My happiness in life, sir, I feel, is in question. "Then don t Hesitate an instant; mar ry at once." Bat the person who hn proposed for me, would not wish his wife to continue on the stage. "A fiac prejudice forsooth ! What is his situation in life? "He is at present a merchant's clerk, j but he intends to set up in business, and he will want me to attend our shop." "My dear child I shall want yon alo to study your nart in a new afterpiece which I have just received." t "Then, sir, you refuse to set me free?" "I must think about it, -At all events yon h:ve it in your power to break tke agreement by paying the forfeit.' "Ten thousand pounds! 'tis verv dear." "It was very deaf when yon signed your name, bat now your services are worth more than that.". "Alas, it will prevent our marriage !" said the poor girl in a voice choked with tears; and with a despairing heart she left the room. Two days afterward the manager was seated close to the grate in his apartment trying with all his skill to kindle a fire. All tho theatrical attendants were en gaged at rehearsal, so ho was abligcd to dispense with assistance . Tho cashier entered with a visage wo fully elongated. The affairs of the thea ter were in a critical state ; the recei pts had diminished ; and pay-day at the end of the month approached with a menac ing aspect. "Yes," said the manager, "our situa tion certainly is" embarrassing. And this plaguey fire that wont light! I must call the soujjteur to help me." Astonished that he could jest under these circumstances, the cashier retired. As he was leaving the room, the young actress entered. "Ah, is it you ?" said the- manager. "You are coming from rehearsal?" "No, sir, I have come to return the part you gave me to study." "So it seems you think of quitting the stage ?" "I have brought you the forfeit." "The ten thousand francs?" "Here they are?" "And how have yon procured this sum ?" "My intended husband gave it me." "Is he then so rich T' "These ten thousand francs are nearly all he possessed. But he said, 'What does it signify? we shall only have to defer setting up in business; or perhaps I may succeed in borrowing some mon ey.' " 'Going in debt! That's a fine pros pect for young housekeepers I So, the dowry you mean to bring your husband is want and ruin ; you tako from him the hard-earned fruit of his industry, and you oblige him to renounce the prospect of honorable independence." "Pray, sir pray don't speak so cruel ly 1" sobbed the young girl. "Have you considered that such a union cannot fail to be unrappy? Listen to reason take back this money and return it to him who gave it to you. And if you're absolutely resolved to Icatc the theater, I'll show you a simple way of doing it, that wont cost you any thing. Take this paper and have the kindness to put it in the grate." So saying, he handed her a sheet of paper carefully folded, which sho threw among the smouldering sticks. The manager watched it as tho lan guid flame gradually curled round it, and then shot up in a bright blaze. "Do you know," said he, "what that paper was? It was your signed engage ment! And now I have no longer any claim on your ssrvices, and consequently can demand no forfeit. Go, my child, marry; employ your little capital well, and be happy? ' Deeply affected by this generous deed, tho young actress expressed her grati tude as fervently as her tears permitted. "Don't talk to me of gratitude," repli ed the manager, "we are only quits. See for tho last hour I have been blowing at that obstinato fire ; you th'rew your en gagement irito it, and directly it blazed up. Thanks to me, you are free; and thanks to you, I am giving my hands a good warming !" Parson Brownlow His Newspaper Salu tatory. During the present week the Knox ville Daily and Weekly Chronicle has passed into the bands of a joint stock company, and I have become a stock holder, purchasing one-half interest therein. Hereafter the Daily Chronicle will be published under its old name ; the Weekly under the name and title of the Knoxville Whig and Chronicle. Of these two papers I will have editorial control in association with Mr. William Rule as managing editor. The" Daily Chronicle and Weekly Whig and Chronicle, under my control, will be Republican news papers. I am not of those who believe that the welfare and prosperity of. Ten nessee, or the country at large, are to bo enhanced by the success of that organi zation calling itself the Democratic par ty. In the past that lawless and nefari ous organization has been the Pandora's box out of which have flown all the evils which havo afflicted Tennessee nnd the eountry. In tho character and antece dents of that party I sec no guarantee that its tendencies and purposes are changed; no guarantee that the so-called Democratic party will lie a safe custodP an of a regenerated and disenthralled Republic. Nor do! read the "aigns of the times" as those rtho believc'that the country is to be afflicted with the Mtcrpn of the Democratic party in the election of 187C. On the contrary, the indications point to the defeat of that party in the great National contest. And I here predict that the great party which bas controll ed the National Government for fifteen years will not only have a new Jea?o of powor in 187C. but the day i not far distant when it will redeem and regener ate Tennessee. AVhilo savi ng this of the. Democratic party, I ara not so blinded by party prejudice as not to have long known what I have hithorto publicly declared on frequent occasions, that evils have grown np in the Republican organ ization in some quarters which need cor rection. , It shall be the aim of the WJug and Chmnide to frankly and emphatically condemn in its party associates what ever it regards as corrupt in purpose or evil in tendency. But in a Republican administration I will as unhesitatingly wage war on what I regard as injurious or oppressive to the State and section of which I am a citizen, as I did when op posing Sumner's mixed-school bill. But the evils of Administration can be cured more effectually within the Republican party, which has been generally guided by wisdom and justice in its dealings with all men of all classes, than by the Democratic party, which has never ac quired power save to betray and abuse its trust. In' a word, I shall edit an independent journal. I shall endeavor to commend it to public support by showing that it deserves support. AVhilo discussing questions of party policy, we shall endeavor to give due consideration to all questions of do mestfc interest, and especially of the in dustrial and mercantile classes. In conclusion I will say that it will not be my fault if my personal relations are not agreeable with my brethren of the press of all parties. In the discus sion of public questions it is my purpose to treat all with courtesy who do not elect to be treated otherwise. W. G. Beowxlow, Editor Whig and Chronicle. Knoxville, Feb. II, 187". Sacred Beer. Mr. Lawrence, of Ohio, is tho only member of Congress who dared to move to increase the tax on beer at a time when Congress is making a searching increase of taxes on the necessaries ol life, as well as an increase of the enor mous taxes on spirits, wines and tobacco. But his motion got no support. The present rate is but one dollar a barrel of thirty gallons, which is little more than eight per cent, on the brewer's selling price. Mr. Lawrence moved to double it. Then it would be only seventeen per cent., which would be a marked ex emption of this article of mere indul gence. The tax on tobacco is equal to from 100 to 409 per cent., and it is pro posed to add twenty per cent, to it. The tax on spirits of which as much a3 forty per cent, is used for necessary and indus trial purposes, is equal to 400 per cent, and it is proposed to add another hund red or so. . The tariff taxes average more than 50 per cent. 'on the whole range of articles used by the common people, and it is proposed to add 10 per cent, to them. But beer, which is a mere indulgence for intoxication, is treated as a favored and even sacred article in our tax legislation. This exception is invidious and disgrace ful. AVe would not lay a tax on any thing merely for the sake of taxation. AVe are looking at it merely as a revenue affair. Beer could be ma'dc to pay eight millions more a year, and still be taxed not' half so high as the greater part of the articles of common necessity to the laborer. Its exemption is an exhibition of the cowardice and demagogism of our public men and pnblic journals. Cin cinnati Qatttle. Castelar cb the Fntnra of Spain. . Castelar has been interviewed by a correspondent of the London Neves. Says the writer : I asked Senor Castelar if he were free to speak uf the probabili ties of the future. "The future," said he "is chaos. The political situation is deplorable as bad as it can be. Carlism is impossible, that is ono certain consola tion. Alphonsism is 'Ires difficile.' Its very essence is reaction. It isa standing menace to every movement toward liber ty. It menaces alike religious liberty civil freedom, and public instruction. It blocks every wheel of progress. Al phonsism means the dominance of priest craft, the perpetuation of superstition, the wilful maintenance of ignorance, the suppression of the liberty of the press, freedom of thought, of instruction and of culture in onr academies and uni versities, general darknessover the face of all the lanj. It may last for a time, but the same elements that overthrew the dynasty bef-irc, must inevitably j operate toward an J culminate in tho ul timate uphcval. In tite meantime an that I can sadly diswrn is tint the polit ical situation h 'epntintab-'e.' " There is no uncertainty in tits utterances of Castelar, as there certainly was no bit terness of personal feeling. He has no arrirre peniee as to himelf; his sorrowing and solicitu lo arc for Spain. I cannot srivo expression "in the emotion with which, probably fir the last time, I shook the hand of this true patriot and honest man. ' A widow licing cautioned by her min ister about flirt inp, said she knew it was wron; for maidens and wive3 to flirt, bnt tfjo Biblo was her authority. It said, "widow mite." She was flirting awfitllyatUielastaceoHnts; ficr pastor acknowledging that-" widows might," A .Ssn-taimry Altir. Always cork up y.ur cifsttp bottle. tightly. Going out on thj stc tin-cars' the other day, we observed a man placa a bottle of tomatocatsup, neck down wards, in the rack alwvc his scat, Prc- .Tcntly a friend came in, and in a few moments the friend, who was cleaning his bands with a knife, introduced tho subject of a third terra for Grant. Tho discussion gradually b;cam3 warmer, and as the excitement i.-icrea-ud, the man with the knife iostie'ilatcd violently with the hand coqt-tini.'ig the weapon, as he explaiued his viewsin t'lequcstion. Meantime the cork jolt? I nut of the bot tle overhead, and tho catsup dropped down over the owners hen 1 and coat an 1 collar without his pert-citing the ficL Directly a nervotn ol I la ly on the opposite- scat, who caught sit-ht of tho rc-I stain and imagined it wat blood, began to scream "murder" at the top of her voice. As the pas-engers, conductor and brakemen rushed up, shebrandished her umbrella wildly, a-ft" excliimi., "Arrest that nvn there! Arrest that willin ! L see him do it. I see him stab that other ono with his knife til! tho blood spurted out. Oh, yo:t wretch! Oh, you willinou3 rascal to take a human life in that scitidnlons manner. I sen you punch him with a knife, yntt butcher you! and I'll swear it ajaiii you in court, too, you aud.icious rascal." Th?y took her into tho rc.tr car and sooths. I her, while the victim wipe! tha catsu; off his coat, li it that venerable ol 1 woman will go d iwn to the silent grave with the convictini thii she witnessel in those cars one" of tho most a-vfttl ail sanguinary encounters tnit has mcurrc I since the afTiir between Cii:j an J Abel, Jax Adder. I'alite CuilJrcn. "Thank yo't Charlie," -aid Mrs. l'rnwni, asherlittlun handnl her a paper ho was requested to brinj. 'Thank you. "Induct." sail tho littln fellow a fow h tirs after, a he received :i glass of water from his nure. "AA'ell Mri. Brown, jo:t have the best managed children 1 ever saw," aid a neighbor. "I should he thankful if mino were as pilitc to mc as yours are to the -vrwints. You never spend so much time on your childrens clothes as I do, and yet everymo notices them they are so well behaved." "We always treat our children polite ly," was the quiit reply. This was the whale secret. AVhen I hear parents grumblin. abrit the ill manners of their children, I always wi-Ii to ask, "Have you always treated then with politeness?" I once knew a man considered quite a gentleman in -ocicty who would speak to his children in a manner that a well instructed do would resent. ILs woal.J order them with a growl to hriiig Iim slippers or perform Ki:nu Other little service, nnl yet he co.npiatncii nt tne rudeness an. 1 dis-iboJic.ico of hw chil dren. Tint Flour Triifc. The Detroit J'ree Prrts say an inno- cent-lookin ' virni' insu wn recently loafing around the Central Depot with. one ot til uu s::mi lari 'tester', wit ten throws a handful of. ilmr into a uiat'i's eyesjust a ho ni.yincs he is goin to blow her up to a hundred and fifty pounds. There wa- an old man waiting around for the train to go, and he was at once attracted to the machine;. He saw othert blow and when tol 1 lb at ii wouldn't cost him a cent, he pitched ip. no was IIvsd ti blow twit or threw times, and the young man told him to put jn a regular old hurricane and beat everybody by five pmnds. The old fellow threw hack his o it, gat tho pip-J in his mouth an I, then his oyes opened like a trap as he sucked in all the air ho could hold. After a Recoid or two ho let her go, no I the flour struck him. He didn't say .a word for a moment. He softly laid down Ihe pipe, winked his eyes and -pit flour, and as the roar increased, he backed up against the wall and said, "You kin laf, but I swan to gum, I'll lick somchudy fur that.cvcu if I do never lead another class-meeting!" A Tennessee editor despair of the sac cess of all organized temperance move ments. He has heard that a German chemist has discovered a process whereby an excellent article of brandy can bo mado from common sawdust, and this is the way it aflects Jiim, as appears in an editorial in tha Dunn County JVeitwf "Wc are friends of tho tempcranco movement, nnd wo want it to Hfixefid, but what chance will it havo when a man-can take a rip saw ami CO out and get drunk with a fence rail? What i the use of-a prohibitory liquor Jaw if a man is able to make brandy smashes nut of tho shingle on hi roof, or it he can get the delirium tremens by drinking tho legs out of his kitchen chair ? You may sliotan inebriate out of n gin-shop, and keep iiiin away from taverns, hot if he can become' uproarious on boiled taw dust and dessicate-l. window sill, an effort to reform must ncceawiril.r he a failure. It will be wise, therefore, if temperanea societies will butcher tbo German chemist before he goes any farther. -II v , -jt. S33C-3 C,-- -? l--rZZ rc-4$T - "