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llllll .-5 VOL, XXI NO. 3l2 BY SAM. P. IVINS. ATHENS, TENNESSEE, FltltHY, JUNE 19, 1871. TERMS: fllR POST IS PUBLISHED BVKR Y FBIDAY At Tr Oollurn w Year. lajriail In AU ! A.lvor.-iiifnw will charged J 1.00 per iimru of ti'n Unci or less fur the Drat liinerlion, and ooeent foreacii aiidniontii inaertion. A liberal ilciliictiuu made to parties who adver ti ly tho year. IWuniia Mwnilitiir a,li,(-f liMm0tita tttinnl.l inavb he numbvr of tliiicn they id'ulrt- thorn Inserted, oriin-y win iroconunuou unuiiornid ana char; Od accordingly. Announcing name of candidates, $5.00 Cash In alt. Cum. . Obituary noticea over five lines eharged at regular auveruiiinK rw. . There will be no discount on these term. TIIMIIE TABLE EAST TEN N.VA.&GA. R. R. I'ASSKXGEIt TIIAIN No. leave lirl.tol Arrive at Athena Arrive ufeChattanooga l'ASSBNGER TIIAIH No. Leave Chuttanooga. .'. . . ; Arrive at Allien. AM vo at lirfstol PASSENQEIi TUAIN NO. J.eave lirlstol Arrive Athuim Arrive Chattanooga l'ASSKNGEIt TUAIN NO. I.pave ('Intttiinoogti Arrive Allien Arrive Itrlstnl .-WEST. ....3.4MA.M ....1,4'2P.M ....4.60P.M ,-A8T. ....IUO-a.M ....H.47A.M. ,...7.ao P. M -WEST. .. 4.10 p. m .. 1. fi A.M. .. 4.0ft A. M, 4.- EAST. ..10.0.1 P.M. .. 1.14 a.m. ..HUM A.M. 3i, A. Helm, Cashier. I. II. lloniftltv, l'ruaiJulil F It A X KLIN ASSOCIATION SANK, (Chartered and OrQanittd June, 1872. ) r r j 1: Mi Jnckson St., one door South of Public Square ATHENS, JJ2XXESSEE. Regular Meetings every Tuesday Nlglit. TItANSAC'TS A dleiiernl llanl.lng; Hum In earn. Discounts Dully; Huys und Sells Gold, Silver, Bonds, Stock, Uncurrent Bank Notes, &c, &c. In It Savlnjrs Department, receives Deposit iliul Issue Certificates therefor lit specified rate nf Interest. M. A. HELM, Cashier. Athens, Dec. 20, lH72-tf-2(i4 It. U. Jnckaon, .1. XV. I,lllarl, President. Cashier. 1'. 11. McCluncr, Vice Prcst. ill 11 OF KNOXVILLli, Autliurlxed Capital, .?0O,O00. CASH CAPITAL PAID IN $130,000. 'Jlit only National Bank between Salem, Va. and Cleveland, 2'ennae. Designated Depository of the U. S. AND BtJCCKSSOHS TO First National Itank of Kuoxvillc. H T C It II 1. 1 i: It i tea U Anderson, llrlstol Hold Love, .lolitisnn City I II IvinuM, lthcatnwu V W Taylor, sr.ttislMo It M ltn'rtnn, MorriNto'n WmHrny.eltoii.NMark't Win lliirrin, Duiuliidge Hen A Fain, " K lUht, Cleveland 11 II Mullock, Klcevlllo N llngnrf, Vliilad'ii .1 A Kiiyl, Knoxv'lc Joseph Jiiqiies, " F II Medullar, " Nam McKlnney, " S It llovd, " W W V nod ruff" J V Lillard, " liilln Jackson, " It C Jmksoii, " ltccclve Deposits, Unys and Sella Exelmnge, Foreign nnd Domestic; iloids in (lold, Silver, t'liciiiTi'iit Hunk Noti'N, United StnteK, Stale, Countv mid Corporation HoiuIh and Coupons nnd will do a General Colleeting und Hanking HtiiimtxH tliroiighoiit the United Status. Feb. 1 1, lM7a.ly.278 W. PHILLIPS. 0. M.JACKSON. 0. H. PHILLIPS l.nlouf IMiillipx, Lute with Lute with Pilllps Hooper & Co, On Hroa. Hooper & Co M. U A 1. 1. A II 12". (LATH WITH 8. B. SPUULOCK CO.) WITH PHILLIPS, JACKSON & CO., Wholcsals' Qroccrs, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, AND HCALG1IS IN roVelgn&Donicstlc Liquors, !So. A'i Konili market Nlrret, NASH V I L L E, T IS N 12 S SUK. Dee.0, 1S72.tf.2G2 THOMAS O'CONNERA CO., WHOLESALE DEALERS IN AND MANUFACTUKER8 OF Saddles and Bridles of every doserlptlon. Carriage & Huggy Harness & COLLABS. GAY 8 T It K K T, KNOXV1LL1J, TUNNESS1212. Jun.a,187n.tf-200 Jons 8 tkph k.ns, John H. Flysn STEPHENS & FLYNN, G K N K tt A L vonn h h i o n si u u c n am m Gniln, Flour, Provlttlons, Hay, &e Tony Hi Street ATLANTA, U A. Agenla for the Sale of Cotton, Yuma. Oan l)Urga,8heetlngi,Shlrtlnga,L1mo,Hlt,elC. I J Koforto tho Dnaki ai'.d'Kcrchunti of Atltinta. LlVrul Ch ndvnneri made on corislgniucuU Jiryl, 1370-1 j M33' carpemer, lis k mm, WHOLESALE AND COMM'SN MEKCliANTS, O A Y STREET, Kuoxvillc, Tcimcsscc. HAVING REMOVED INTO OUR NEW and Commodious Warehouse, adjoining Sunford, Cbiimberland St Albel-S, WO re now prcpured to offer Special Induccmvntai to tho Trade. We will keep on bnnd at all times, full Hues of STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, FULL LINES OF . WO0DSHWABJ5, TOBACCOS, SNUFF AND CIGARS. GHAIN BAGS, OF, ALL KINDS. MANILLA A N 0 JUTE ROPE, SOLE LEAST HE It, Crackers, Cheese, Candies, and Raisins, Nuts o f a 1 1 Kinds. FINE TEAS A SPECIALITY. WE A Mi WHOLESALE AGENTS FOll i,r..out & into' COTTON YARNS, AND Holston Salt and Plaster Co's S A. L T. WERIXKIVi: AND SELL ON COM MIS- t(on tbo Products of tho ouniry, mid will endeavor at nil times to get tho high- cat markot prleea for Bumf.' AVE SELL GOODS TO MERCHANTS ONLY. Feb. 13, lS7My-32t Site gost. Athens, Friday, June IP, 1874. Death in ArkausitH. Gen. C. W. Cannt, a prominent law yer of Arkansas, died at Little Hock, of apoplexy, last week. Overtou County. The Democracy of Overton county assembled in convention on the 1st in stant, and adopted the following reso lution t Uesotfcd. That wo rccmrnizo the Hon. d. j.,. i . Diicea ns an iioncst man, nu able jurist, soiind and conservative noli- I -; i a . . . 1 iiciaii, ripe scnoiar nmi cultivated (pn lleiiian, possesainjr fine execulivo abili- Iv. V nra tvilli.xr in i.:... r t . . . w w ........ - , f w . . .Kill Governor, and without tli8parajr,nl? tl'6 claims of others, we instruct our dole pat cs in the State Convent ion lo cast tno voio or Uvcrton county for Hon. J. L. T. Sliced for Governor. Tho.coiivcntioii also passed a resolu tion recommending Hon. J. D. Good pasture as the Democratic caudidate for Congress in tho Fourth District. Indiana. Tho Farmers' Convention assembled at Indianapolis on the 10th. The plat form declines that tho gold basis is a fa 1 hey and should bu abandoned, and calls for an unlimited issue of govern ment currency and the withdrawal of all bank and lonml currency. Which, in our poor judgment, is tho quintes sence of linauctal lunacy. Tho reso lutions are in favor of the ollice socking the man and not tho man the office, and propose lo select men for tho various olllcea who are honest and capable. The practice of public officers accepting free passes from railroads is condemn ed; a reduction of public expenditure. demanded, to llio oiid that taxation may ;e roduccd to the lowest possible point. The convention further resolved that it would give its confldonco to no parly which opposes tho light of tho people to restrict the abuses of the liquor traffic. A full State ticket was nomi nate J. A Stupendous l'nilroad Enterprise Senator Logan lust week introduced a bill to establish the Commercial Rail road Company, with a capital pf two hundred millions, to construct and ope rate a railroad with four or more trucks, from New York city to tho cities of Chicago and St. Louis, dividing its main lino at such point as may bo found best to reach theso cities, witli tho riitht to extend its road to any point on tho Mis sissippi river above St. Louis. Tho road is to bo commenced within two ycarst and finished within twclvo years of tho enactment of the bill. The rates for transporting passengers and freight aro to be fixed by commissioners, composed of three persons appointed by the Presi dent, one person by tho Governor of each Stats through which tho road shall pass, and thrco persons by the corpora tion. The charges are not to exceed 10 cents por bushel for grain by the car load, and ."G cents per barrel for flour, from Chicago or SI. Louis to Jersey City. Tho measure is not likclv to bo perfected during the present session. Illinois. The Farmers' Convention, which met at Springfield last week, adopted a long series of resolutions and nominated a Stato ticket. Ex-Governor Palmer is said to favor tho movement. Tho resolutions demand immediate reform of abuses in tho civil service ; oppose any further grants of tho public lands or loans of public credit, and Na tiouul, Stato or local subscriptions in aid of corporations; demand the repeal of tho National Hanking law, and that the government should issue legal tender currency direct from the Treasury, inter chaugablo for government bonds bear ing the lowest possiblo rate of interest; tho existing railroad legislation of the Slate must bo sustained and enforced until thoroughly tested boforo the courts Slid oppose any legislation by Congress Under the pica of regulating comma co between tho States which shall deprivo llio pcoplo of their prcseut control and iiiOiicnco through Stato legislation. They repudiate the claim of the railroad companies to the right to fix freight and fa i cs independent of the people, and do claro that the light of llio Legislature to regulato and control tho railroads of the Slate must be vindicated, establish ed and maintained as an essential attri bute of Stato government. Tho resolu tions also condemn the practice of pub lic officials accepting frco passes fioin railroads. Somebody boasts iu A Western news paper of being the happy possessor of a first-class oroldo watch which runs au hour in forty minutes, and with tho as Bounce of two hands lias gained enough to pay for Itself In thrco weeks. Tho tin b I i o debt, according to tho aialcmcnt Just published, was reduced during tho last months $1,156,838. . M Letter from Texan. oi ux Coi ntv, May 25, 1S74. F.Dim Pobi : Will you through your papcrlo me the kinduets to give your rcadef my views in regard to Texas J In thirst place, water is belter than I expcicd to find it, and the land much bettcUhan any I ever saw.' Tho peo ple at as kind to me, or kinder, than Ihosf'rith whil was raised, and f am mucho!ter pfted here than i expect ed tote. My misband began talking of golg to Texas Soon after the war, and I t-sa i opposed topaviug my na tive licnc, friends and relatives. If I had kfswn then what 1 now know I wouldnavo encouraged him instead of opposiig, for I am well satlDcd that all th$ toVcn-up rebels would have done well fo liava len mere soon attcr the war they had had no better way of getting hero han to hate taken their knapsacks on lli-ir backs and walked ali the Way and begged their bread on '.he way. To thoio that think there are no schools out side of Tcnuei8ce I would say, you arc veiy much mistaken in this respect. Thuc are good schools iu all the towns and will soon be throughout tho coun try. Then I don't hear half the com plain of not being ablo to pay tho tui tion as I did there ; and it is almost as comnoii to seo tho children riding to school here as to seo horses pulling the plow in Tennessee. Now, a few words to tuc poor man who has to hiro to makohis living: you can make a living lici t insicr and only work half tho time you do there. You con got ono dollar here for work that you would only got fifty cents for there, and you can sup port JOUr families clioapor tlinn you enn there Then you see at once you will mitkeat least as much again hero as in East fenncsseo. If you have uny stock to keep you can keep four head casior here tian you can keep one head thcro. A few words to the renter: You can rent letter land in Texas than you ever saw it Tcuncssco and pay only one third 'cntal. There is no trouble lo jret good and on such terms; or you can rent aid have everything furnished, and get half. Thcro aro scarcely any sprouts to cut and no plows to sharpen. Ano ther advantage : if you havo any time to woik out of your crop you can hire for s food prico and get the Cash for the labor, Another decided advantage is, that good unimproved land Can Do pur chased at from $2 to $3 per acre ; and this iu my opinion gives the poor mau a bctcr chanco to proem o him a homo wlcre ho can make a living than to h'o a common poor placo given him iuast Tennessee. I leave tho sobject wUi you, to judge for yourselves. If yoi wish to bo slaves and poor men all ycur lives 1 adviso you to stay where yai arc. lust a word to tlioso who have good farus and are out of debt: Doing well is lard to boat. To those that owe one half add two-thirds their laud is worth : it does seem to mo that you would be bc-tcr off to sell out and cotno where you can get land cheap and lake a new siait. I was told back there that I wculd uovcr sea any more vegetables. They havo tho finest gardens hero 1 cvtr saw, and Irish potatoes as large as hai eggs by the first of May. Tho cat tic are as fat tiuro now on the range as I ever saw stall fed cattlo in McMlnn. Good milch cows bring from $15 to $25. Cuttle raising pays well hero. Young gentlemen and ladies who wish to teach school can make better salaries here thin in Tcuncssco. This is from one wko was raised in McMinn county, and In 47 years of age. I expect to visit tho Und of my birth, but will never make it my home aguiu. Caroline Bkntok. Education. Tho best education ono can obtain is tho education experiouco gircs. In pass lug through life learu everything you can. It will nil cotno in play. Don'l be frightened away from any pursuit bo cause you havo only a little time to do vote to it. If you can't have anything more, a smattering is infinitely better than nothing. Even a slight knowledge of the nils, sciences and languages opens up a world of thought. A little systematic endcavoi, ono hour, or even a day, and a man may bo considered learned before he dies. Learif thorough ly what you do learn, bo it ever so little, and you may speak of it w ith confl donco. A few clearly defined facts and ideas aro worth a library of uncertain knowledge. A boy,' six years old, having been much lectured by his father on tho ba bylshuoss of crying when any calamity liiimiiMia. cheered the iialernal heart, the other morning, by saying: "Harry Hoi ton ri led neni lv all dav 'causo his father died ; but if you should dlo, I wouldn't cry a bit, pa. A niud-turt'e of rcmarkablo slzo wss recently caught near Canton, Miss. The body, without Lead or neck, weighed 7;'-4 pouuds. jortu Carolina Sensation. -The following is raiding round erei- ited'io the ItalcigU- News of recent date:, ' A vrrv remarkable meteoric stone Vfcll in Dr. D. N. Sills cotton field ricar hf re on the 14th inst., about 3 o . clock p. iLll weighs 12 pound and Is nearly rofrnd, C inches long and 4 Inches wide ; it has something like a rat's track on It. also two piinia like dog tracks and locks like ome finger prints arc on it. Wo have found another weighing six and one-half pounds, which fell on a rock and brnke into several jdeces. A large fire ball was seen from hera at a considerable elevation during ihe show er and nploslons of tho sloncs, and I hope yet tOlitd a larger one, as the vi cinity is being woll searched. The two a rolitcs contain, I should thiuk, about ninety per rent. Iron and 6omo copper and tin. They are both black and have beeu oil fire. When they struck the oxycen of our atmosphere they no doubt ignited and burned till they struck the ground, The first ono tore up tho ground nine inches. Should these showers hecomo frequent it will become ueceasary for evcrv ono to walk under umbrellas of sufficient strength lo protect our heads from llieao missies, or elso insurance policies will become more iu demand. A Notnlita M ill. The will of John F.dgnr Thompson, late President of the Pennsylvania rail road, appoints trustees, and after pro viding for his wife and two sinter, noire and nephew, said trustees aro directed : "To appropriate (lie remainder of the net income of my cstato, after payments specified, or so much of it my tie judiciously applied, tu tho Ihoiough ed ucation and maintainanco of female or phans of railway employees, whose tut hera may. havo boon killed while, in tho dischurgo of their dulics, prefer ence lo bo given first, to the orphans of, employees engaged upou tho Pcnsylva nia Kailroud; second, to thoso of the Georgia railroad between Augusta and Atlanta, Georgia; third, to those of the lines controlcd by the Pennsylvania Railroad compauy, by Icaso or other wise; fourth, to thoso of the employees of any other railroad company of the United States of America. Tho estate is valued at two millions of dollars. Kemnrkablo Woman. A llarrodsburg, Ky., paper tells tho following story : Mrs. James Alcorn was born in Gar rard county, nmi iieu hiiu moved just net OAS the river into Jessamine with her husband. Sho is 45 or fi() years old, has several children and grandchildren, has lived in the river bottom all her life, never was ou the dill's but Iwico in her life, never saw a turnpiko or dry goods sloro or school-houso, uovcr heard a sermon preached, never but once when tho bottom was overflowed and sho was persuaded to visit a neigh bor's house saw a carpet or pano of glusp. She lives within 15 miles of Nich olasvilln, fifloeu from Lancaster, fifteen from llarrodsburg and twenty-one miles from Lexington, and only two and a half miles from a turnpike. Sho is a very sensible, industrious woman, and her husband is a prosperous fann er, owuiug about 100 acres of good laud. Corn Fodder. Persons who condemn corn fodder as "iuuutidoloua'' ! Invited by Paschcl Morris, of the Practical Farmer, to con sider tho way of tho practical dairyman "whoso butter is excelled by no other in the Philadelphia market," and who "pretty much sustained fifty-eight cows ou sowed corn from tho mlddlo of last July to tho middlo of October, and that too, on tho product of thrco acres." He estimated that ho took ninety Ions of this 'iuntitilciotis" substance fiom the spaco indicated, and ho knows that his cows did not full oil' iu their milk during these thrco months of drouth, but that somo increased tho flow, and the butler was fully up to the standard. SuccenH. If your seat is too hard to sit upon, stand up. If a rock rises up before you, roll it away or climb over it. If you wish for confidence, prove yourself to bo worthy of It. It takes longer to skin au elephant than a mouse, but tho skin is worth something. Don't bo content with doing what another has done; sur pass it. Deserve success, and it will come. Tho boy was not born a man. Tho sun docs not riso like a rocket, or go down liko a bullet fired from a gun ; slowly but surely it makes its roui.d, and never tires. It is as easy to bo a leader as a wheel horse. If tho job bo long, tho pay will lo greater; if tho task bo hard, tho moro competcut you mu6tbc to do it. See here, you who are always spying out and magnifying' tho weaknesses of your neighbors: A good christian 'seldom sees a wrong in his neighbor, A'pure lake reflects a beautiful sky. A bad man soldom sees a good (rait in his neighbor. Au Im perfect gloa reflects nothing correctly. A perfect mirror reflects nothing but bright und pure images. "When your pocket-book gels empty and everybody knows It. you ran pni all your frieuds In it and it won't 1 bul'O out" worth a cent. A 'Card frtmt AY. J. Fowler. T the YoUra of I onroe J Ltmdoo eotyitlatf ' ' It has become common for candidate to publish a card about once a week de fining their positions upon the nmte questions of the the day, with the fluc tuations, altercations and modifications their care-burdened minds have under, irone. gWell. I consider this a capital idea, is it enables the people one a vock, at least, to know exactly whpre the candidate stands but knowing whole he stand tlfis week is not by any means an index to his whereabouts next week. Hence the necessity of keeping tho people posted by the "card system. . . I have not felt railed upon to defino my position, for I a-n conscious Ihq voters of this Koprescntativo district have always known w hero to find mo. However, ! yield for once to the "liius honored ruitm." T1.o Civil ItlirhU till la How agitating somo of our public men to an alarming extent, and they rush into print to pive people their view, as to wIihI should be dono if it passes the Lower House and receives the President's signature. Tho plivsic has moved them at laat; tho prescription will not have lobe renew ed.aslho action has been prodigious.' The party with which 1 affiliate is not pressing this measure upon lis; but lias tiersislcutlv and generously opposed it. Therefore explanations and apolotiiea on theothcrslde are in order. I am glad to have thorn explain. , Now, more than over before, tho masses seo llio necessity of electing such men to tho lcglilstive department, of (lie (ioveruiiieiit and State, as will honestly and faithfully reflect their views. And thev aro righ. Then when a measure of iutcrest arise 0y 'lii ,ir reel manned )u anticipation or mortified at tho action of their public servant. i We do not think it best lo elect those, who make haty an i inconsiderate, promises, but such as are careful iu mnV.lnj and atradlat In kocpIn thcui.. It a man fools you to-iiav you hai hel ler not trust him to-morrow. If you lo you may well tremble when tho irroat civil rights trial collies' upoif him. I am not for rcmidlatimr nu v honest debt, either publin or private, iuwhole.' or in part, Stale, county, or individual,' now or liereHlicr. I havo not examined tho financial sis-. (istica, but am nf Ihe opinion that bv an, economical administration of Ihe a ft airs of Slate the interest can be paid upon tho Slate debt, and tho taxes roducoil too. The tax payers need rojicf, and must have all I hut can honestly bo ob tained. The credit of tho Slate ought to bo maintained. Slates, like men, with out credit nre unfortunate indeed. Tho lilnuut Countv ltallroad otiosliotl will probably bu eel tied by tho Judi- C I tl r . It la ..vll U.ih. Ill4r fraction of Loudon unanimously 6ir posed tho taking of stock in said road. llio citizens of said fraction have re ceived no benefit from It whatever., Tho road was not completed according' to contract. To me It seems fair that old lioiiul be left with her assets at d liabilities. 1 promise Ihe voters of Monreo and. Loudon that I will not inflict another card upon them for somo limn. I liniikfnif tho people for their spon taneous and hearty greeting at my an nouncement, and thanking them still more fur their promised support In the coming clcrlion, I suhscriho myself their most obcdlotit and humble ser vant. W. J. 1'OWl.EK. Fork Creek, Juno. 8th, 1871. Speaker JUalne. The day following that which Ulaiiio lost hi temper iu the House an Illinois Congressman said to him t "Mr. Illaint. I am not very familiar with you, and so I can not speak as freely ns I would to an old friend. I3ul f feel I ought to. (ell you that you mado ad d fool of yourself yesterday." Ulalno answered,' with a sigh, 'I am afraid I did forget myself." Then! breaking Into a chilcklo, ho added: "What kind of launguage do you use when reproving a man with whomj ou ..consider .yourself thorough-' ly intimate." A wide-awake minister, who found his congregation going to aloep before ho had fairly commenced, suddenly slopped and cxclalmod : "Ilro.hren, HilV Ihh'i fair; it Isn't giving a man a half a chance, Wait till 1 get along, aud thou' if 1 ain't worth listening to, goto sleep, but don't boforo 1 commenco; give a man a chance." It Is a beautiful sluht to attend nu Arizona wedding. Tho brldo in white, the happy broom, tho solemn minister,; the Minima parents, and twentv-tlvo lo forty sliot-cuns standing against tho w all ready for use, make up a panorama not soon forgotten. , . "I toll you," said a Wisconsin man to' a neighbor next day after burying hi wife, "when 1 came to get Into bed. and lay thar, and tint healing Lnelndt law ing around for nn hour and a half. It, just ma le mo feel as if I'd moved Into' a klrango country." John Shannon, a contractor.' of Jer sey Cily, ha been Indicted for man slaughter, becauso ho left in an unpro tected condition tho Uavlrio road, lnto( which Charles Skroun walked at night and was killed. An old clcrgymnn spying ahoy creep-' Ing through a feuco exclaimed I "What I crawling through a fence I Pigs do, that.' " Yea," retorted the boy, "and old hog go along tho street." Tho weekly paper printed in the city of Mexico In' Knirlish on Sundays, it thirteen dollar a year just a quarter' of a dollar a number. SFTSIPSSWSB!