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C! 7 t - i . .TM,..:..--".' BY SAM. P. IVINS. ATIIENS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 187l! 4-si. '' mum mm TERMS: TIIK POST 14 FUBMSUKD XVKRV FRIDAY At Two Dollar a l'riir, Payable In ttl ranee. Advertisement will le chaired fl.00 per uur 01 urn itnei or less lor me nrt insertion, niu do eenu lor eauii uMlllimsl insertion. A lilieml deduetiou made to parties who adver tise by the year. ' I'eraon sending arive i-tiscmenia shmil.t murk (he number of times tliey desire them Inserted, or they Mill lie continued until forbid and chare- Announcing names of candidate, $3.00 Cash In all ease. , Obituary notlres over five lines charged at regular advertising rata. There will he uo discount on these term. EAST TENN. VA. & GA. R. R. PASSENGER TRAIN No. l.-WEST. Leave Bristol 3.4H . m. Arrive ut Athena l.tiip. M. ArrlvcatChtittanonga -. ,. Oil p.m. , PA8SENUK11 TRAIN No. 2. EAST. Leave Chattanooga. ... , ,i . . , .... , n.8ft a. m. Arrive at Alliens h.47a.m. A rrl vc at Bristol 7.30 P. M. PASSENGER TRAIN NO. 3.-WE9T. Leave DriNtol 4.10 p. m. Arrive Athens.,. 1 .M) a.m. Arrive CliatluridrtA. 4.65 a. m. PASSENGER TRAIN NO. 4. EAST. Leave Chattanooga 10.05 r. m. Arrive Allien 1.14 a.m. Arrive Bristol .lO.iW a. m. .11. A. Helm, J, H. Henderson, Cashier. President FRANKLIN . ASSOCIATION SANK, ( Chartered and Organized June, 1872.) O V V I V K on Jackson St., one door South of Public Square ATHENS, TENNESSEE. Regular M oetlng every Tuesday Night. . . TRANSACT A Uencirul Hanking IltixInesM. Discounts Dally; Buys and Sella Gold, Silver, Bonds, Stock, Uncujrent Bank Notes, &c, &c. In lt Having IVpui'tment, reeelvea Deposits and I km in- Certillcates therefor at speeiflcd ralea of Interest. M. A. II 101. M, Cashier. Athens, Dec. .O.lSTi-tf.'JtU It.C.tiiUii, .1. IV. I.illuiri, President. Cashier. I', II. Mttiiuie, Vleel'rest. EAST TEWESSEF. VITI0M O V K X O X V I L L E. Authorized 'illnl, .100,000. CASH CAPITAL PAID IN $150,000. 7'he only National Lank between tiuhm, Va. and Cleveland, Tennettee, Designated Depository of the U. S. AND SUCCliSHOHS TO Tlrst Niitloiml Hank uf Know I lie. N T O V ti II O I. t i: It N i Jox It Aiidcison, llriflol ltoht l.ove, .lohnsen City .1 If EitrntM, Klii-ntow n K W Taylor, ar.,lturvln U M IIhi Ioii, Morristo'n Win Hraxeiton.N Mark't "Win llnii'iM, Dmidridgu Hon A l'iiln, " ." K Rnlif, CI ev el a ml II 11 Mullock, Ulcovllla N.I'.oaart, lMiiliid'a J A Hay I, Kiiosv'le .loni'pli Jiiquea, " K 11 MrOliliitf, " Sum Mclvinncy, " S 11 llovJ, " V W Woodruff" J V l.llliud, " .liillu Jiii'Uson, " H C JuckNOii, " lteoclve Di-jiositu, Ililj annd Sella Exehnnxe, ForniKU and Domertlv; ileala In (iold, Silver, Unoiu rent Hunk Note, United Stilton, State, Coiintv mid Corporation Honda andCoupona, ami will do a Gem-nil ColleetliiK mid Itiinklng HiiaineNa throiilioiit the United Statci. Feb, U, lS7U.ly-273 w.pHtiJ.iP". o.M..TAni(artr. P. n.pntr.i.ira i.atocrriiilliH, Latewitli Lute with I'illipa Hooper A Co. Oil llros. Hooper Co V. n. I4AI.LA llKllt (LATH WITH 8. . SfURLOCK A CO.) WITH PHILLIPS, JACKSON & CO., Wholesale '.'Grocers, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, AND HEALER'S) IS Forcign&Domcstic Liquors, Xo. 49 Honlh Market Street, ITASII V L L 13, TENNES SEE. Dec. 6, lt72-tf.20'2 TH03IAS O'CONNEIl & CO., WHOLESALE DKALF.ltS IN AND JI A N U F A C T U It K 11 8 OF . Saddles a n d Bridles of every description. Carriage & Uuggy Harness & OOLLABS. : GAY 8 T It E E T, KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE. Jan. 3, t873.tf-200 JUUN STRl'UICNS, JOUN II. FLYNN STEPHENS & FLYNN, O E N E H A L1' vonn i h m i o n hi i: n v n A.vrs. in Grain, Flour, rrovlHlons, Hay, I'oraylh Street ...... .. ATLANTA, A. Aitenta for the Cale of Cotton, Yarnh, Oan lurgn.8lu'ctlnga,Shlrtlnfra, Lime, Salt, etc. I TT Refer to the Banka and Morvhanta of Atlanta. liberal Cnh advanrrn maileru conRltfunieott July 1, lS70-ly.18S UltPECTEII, ROSS & LOCKETT, WHOLESALE f IT W Tli 4Pr w? a w A.m 2 AND COMM'SN AtEHCHANTS, GAY STREET, Knoxville, Tennessee. HAVING REMOVED INTO OUR NEW and Commodious Warehouse, adjoining Sanford, Chatnberland & Albert, we are now prepared to offer Npeclal Inductmeuti to the Trade. Wo will keep on band at all tlinci, full lines of STAPLE AND FANCY G ROC E R I E S, FULL LINES OF WOODMWARE, TOBACCOS, SNUFF AND CIGAlk GRAIN BAGS, OF ALL KINDS. MANILLA AND JUTE ROPE, SOLE LEAST II Ell, Crackers, Cheese, Candies, and Raisins, Nuts of all Kinds. FINE TEAS A SPECIALITY. 1VE ARE WHOLESALE AGENTS FOIt l.l'.-tOllt At IIIIO'N COTTON YARNS, AND HolstoiT Salt and Plaster Co's . SAL T. WE RECEIVE AND SELL ON t'OMMI3 aioit W Products of the Country, ami will endeavor t nil timet to get tho high cat market pVlcca for (iiTtTo. "WE SELL GOODS TO MEKCtiXNTS ONLY.- Feb. 13, 137My-321 m ?0J5L . Athens, Friday, Angust 7, 1871 Iowa. The destruction of the crops and the scarcity qT iroviaions thereupon has compelled many Kossuth county, Iowa, fanners lo abandon their farms for time and to seek more favorable locali ties wherewith to procure the tlaffof lire. Nearly, if not quite, all the able, bodied men will have left the couuty within the next three weeks. Tbo Next Congress. The United Slates Senate is at pres ent composed of forty-nine Republicans, uitictcert Democrats and five Liberals, with one vacancy. If the opposition abonlJ gaiu all lb Senator to bechosen next year, the Republicans will still have a majority of that body. The House of Representatives is now com posed of one hundred and ninety-five Republicans, eighty-eight Democrats and four Liberals. There are several vacancies. Millers. The Grongo Outlook, the organ of the farmers, has this item : Millers sny they ennnnt aflbrd to pay more than $1.00 to 81.10 for wheat, anil still they ask from seven lo eight dol lars per barrel lor, family Hour. That will not do. There is a little riecre r- aucy in theso pri es. When wheat is one dollar per bushel, flour can be sold at a good profit for live- dollars per band. If millers ask seven and a half per barrel for flour thev can afford to pay 1.50 per bushel for wheat. Millers must cither advance the price of wheat or lower the price of flour. A Good Education. The late Edward Everett condensed into a single paragraph his estimation of what constituted a good education. Here it is: "To read tho English lanfftmirc well. lo write wih dispatch a neat legible hand, and be master of the first lour rules of arithmetic, so as to dispose of at once, with accuracy, every question of figures which comes up in prnctice I cull this a good education. And If you add theobility to write pure, gram matical English, I regard it as an excel lent education. Theso are the tools. You can do much with them, but von are hopeless without them. They are i lie louudation ; and unless you ueirin with these, not with flashy attainments. a lit'lo frenlnir). nu nil nttio, lnprlA and osophies. nre ootcntalious rubbish." The Soul Slcepeis. In a pleasant and romantic valley of West Virginia, surrounded by majestic mountains whoso tall summits kiss the clouds, la u religions community known as "Soul Sleepers," who arc beginning to attract some attention. Their pecu liarity is, that when the body dies to bo resolved into its original elements, li.c soul, tho germ and principle of life, be comes inactive, in other words, goes in to asleep as profound as tho gtavc, which is to endure until the morning of the resurrection, when all aro to bo called to tho bar of Omnipotence, the good and just to receive palms of vic tory and crowns of glory, and tho wicked, not to bo cast into an eternal hell, but to bo aniilhiliatcd. The foun der of tho sect wns a German, who got the idea from an old Hebrew manu script, which ho obtained while travel ing iu PnlcHtino. They arosnidtobea simple pooplo, industrious and thrifty, and highly moral and temperate in their habits. Caution. A reporter for an Atlanta paper had on interview with United States Sena tor Gordon (Gen. John B.). a few days ago, and in reply to the question wheth er ho thought the Democratic party has a victory ahead of it in the next Tresi dentil campaign, the Senator said: "Almoht certainh , unless thev mako same terriblo blunder. If, by any im pudence of speech or action, the Southern pcoplo give tho Republicans a chanco to dodgo the issue of corrup tion and misgoveinmcnt. mid run upon the differences on which tho war was fouirht, and which nre still Invincible in the North, wo will loao tho fight. The passions and prejudices of the war arc dying nut very rapidly in the North, and, If tiothlng rash is dono to revive them, we can meet the Kepnbiicaus on the paper lasues and rout thctn, horto foot and dragoons. Ono luason that have for Iwltavlng that tho war pre judice are 'dying out in the North, is that tbo IIoiiho. whrcn Is tbo freshest from the people, is much morn conaer valive and liberal than tbu Scuato. lilts Is a noticeablo fact, and a very significant one." What a good thing it would lo If the Injunction of tho Apostlo was carried OtiT, "If any matt will wot work neither shall he cat." If all the drones of soCkty the men who do nothing useful and subsist on' the fruits of other's labor Were starved out, tire world would bo rid of a great nnlaar.re. Somebody at Cincinnati wants a now parly. The little experiment mndo In that direction two years ago seems to h'avo utfMi' without efl'oct upon sotfle leop!e. Ti e Wheat Crop. The Ruial Suu is-mistaken ai lo where the newspapers get their infor mation in regard to the growing ctops. They obtain it from the farmers them selves at least, we always do and not from the traders and middle men, who reside in the towns and cities and are generally presumed to be without accu rate knowledge on the subject. In re gard to the present wheat crop, the far mers made the overestimate of the yield. We talked with hundreds of them before harvest in this and the ad joining counties, and ihey all told the same talc all agreed that the yield would be an unusually good one, and so It turned out. though less by one fourth than had generally beeu estiinat edJTbe, newspapers are no moie re sponsible for the present unsatisfactory price f wheal than they were for the rust which appeared in some fields ten days before harvest. In regard lo early markets we have always advised the farmer not lo hold hi produce If the opening prices offered him a reasonable margin for profit. The farmer who follows this plan one year with another will do better, make more money, than his neighbor who holds and takes the chances of a rise. We have not travel- ed through life from youth to old age, from spring lo autumn, with our ryes and ear shut, and that which we have learned through tho exercise of these senses we know beyond tho perajven ture of a doubt. Tho general wheat market cannot be perceptibly effected by the amount pro duced in East Tennessee. This is a proposition which needs no demonstra tion. Neither can our farms, with their average of eight bushels to the acre, compete successfully with the farms of the west, which produce from eighteen to twenty bushels per acre; and it oc: curs to u that any one otlitht lo see that our only hope, in view of a good crop in the heavier wheat-growing region, Is to get tho bulk of-our surplus to mar ket before tho western crop is ready. Tho fact of tho business is, not one bushel of wheat ought to ho exported from East Tennessee. It should all be manufactured into good flour and ship ped to (ho southern markets, where it is always in demand over western flour. Up to last Saturday, tbn 1st. not n. car load of wheat of the new crop had been shipped from the Athens Depot. It y reference to tho tiles of tho Post, we notice that to tho 7th ol August, 1873, tho Agent here had shipped over a hun dred thousand pounds of the new crop, and on tha day had two more carloads ready for shipment. The quotations at Athens then were as follows: Wheat, benrdo 1,1.15; red. 1.25; while. 1.. '55, and In good demand. The price hero at this writing August 1, 1871 is one dollar per bushel. Adulteration of Coffee. Tho Cincinnati Gn.etto tells us how coffee is adulterated : Acting upon a hint recently presented by the dally press, Mr. August Hinkle, an apothecary of Hamilton, tested tho purity of about a pound a hall of green coffee, purchased from b respectable grocer at a respcctablo price, by pour ing over it about a quarto of tepid wa ter. Tho water poured oil about five minutes afterwords, was.of a deep green color. It was thrown out, however, be fore an examination was made of it. and tho teal was accordingly repented, upon the sauio codec, thi time with cold water, in which the coffee was allowed to remain about ten minute. When poured off it was also a dark green, though perhaps hardly so deeply col o'cd as tho lirst, and was found lo ho a clear solution of sulphate of copper. This adulteration seem lo he used for the purpose of equalizing the color of the beau, and so cover the defect of rotten grnins as to lender them Indis tiucoishabln from the healthy ones. Roasted coffee probably contains as much sulphate of copper as tho green, although it is leas apparant. The effect of its use is felt in pains and collie, whicli would bo much more general except for tho free ue In tho Wesl of sugar with coffee, sugar being an anti dote for copper. Whether antidote he convenient or not consumers would do well to thoroughly leicoflco before using it, and tho practice would soon drive the adulterated article out of the market. An Old Girl. Mrs. Katio Shcpp, near Ilarisonburg Pa., plead to 120 year having been born In 1751. She I represented to be "a lively as a cricket,'' never lists spec tacles, docs tho work for the family with whom alio lives, and occasionally take in sewing. She was married at the age of 20, and hnr husband was a wagoner In tho old Revolution. Turn for a moment, says a malicious writer, from the Uoechcr scandal and ponder over the fact that tho foot-prints of a Chlcasto Udy on tho prairie near Miclifgrtii City got a crowd of men out to hunt for a stray elephant. No man ever struck a blotv In anger and fell better for it when ho censed to! be angry, Thoughts front Monro. 7 'MoMtoB UoV!iTT. .Joly 111874.'; 1 1f our enthusiastic railroad friend, who seem to :t so deeply alaorbed and earnestly enlisted in Jhe welfare and prosperity or Ihfc county,' would not watte any mora valuable lime Jn grasping airier things that cannot. le reached and controlled at pieaent, but will engage earnestly in our County Fair they can accomplish something real and substantial Vnat enlerpt Ut would ilo so much for the county with so Ihtle expense, and render more as- sistance In achieving a thorough and perfect system of agriculture, hortlcul lure, rooiozy and mechanism than a good County Fair? Or, what will get up a greater emulation to do good? An ambition will be excited among the far una to baicI lii me production, qnamy and quantity of grain, and stock-raisors will strive to out-rival in growing fine stock. The products of the garden will bo more fully developed by com peti tion. Mechanics will labor earuosllr lo outstrip In construction and ingenuity. The women God bless Vm will strive with more zeal to rival iu the domestic arts; and, in fact, a more general and thorough intelligence will'. be diffused among (he people. What would add moro to social pleasuro and dispel for a season the flouds and cares incident to a life of daily toil, than to meet annual ly upon tho Fair Grounds where all thf? branches of Industry aro exhibited in tho highest degree of excellence, and where friends of both sexes may mingle in genial intercourse and In the inter change of views and opinions which will prove mutually bnneficlalf A programme of tho exercise and premiums of the Fair will appesr pretty soon, perhaps Iu pamphlet form. We are ashined that tbo officers aro nit vo to the importanco of the enterprise, and all that energy, Industry and Intelli gence can accomplish upon their part may bo expected. Yet there Is some thing more necessary to crown it with success; and that Is, tho heart) support and co-operation of tho people. Then let tbo county arouse, and all contri bute some articles In bo exhibited. To our misfortune, we are so poor in the possession 'of this World's goods that we can add nothing save our admit tance fee, ncconinaiib"' wiihiK '' wish that the enterprise may prove a perfect succes. We will remark, how ever, that vveposses and enjoy a liberal amount of a mountain man's fortune, which you know consists of a troop of hound and a stout, hearty, athletic set or brats, tbo power and willingness or whoso lungs nre not questioned by the visiior, but ns I hey aro not calculated to add to the quiet mid harmony or Fair Grounds, wo will leave them at home, especially tho hounds. A aood repre sentation Is expected and cordially In vi'ed from other counties, and particu larly (torn McMiun. Wheal threshing in this section is iu active operation, and upon an average thrco dozen binds thresh out a bushel. The crop is an average one. Oats a fail tiro on account of drouth and ru-l. Corn , prospocts moderately encourag ing under tho Influence of the genial showers or tho last few days. Candidates aro not so numerous as a few weeks ago, n number of them hav ing been pushed oir the track by the popular drift and bad prospects for suc cess. Others would do well 10 follow suit. Col. II. It. Yen r wood will proba bly bo among tho aspirants for Senato rial honors In tho approaching contest. He is a live, good man. Tho fruit crop Is pretty good, and something stronger than cider will be manufactured. Tho health of the coun try is good. Respectrully, MornrAiv Hot. Do You Chew Gum? Fair damsels listen lo the wodrs of a mathematical editor: 'Do you chew gum? Tho price of three plfrty a week, at ono cent apelcc, amounts to $1.51) a year; or in sixty-seven years to $101.52. That sum. will purchase, a complete set of Apploton's Cyclopmdia, a marrlngo license, a blark bombazine dress for your aunt, a German silver coffin plate, and a bottlo of Hcotch suiitr." Cut this out. young woman, and paste on yonr looklnir-gias. At High Falls, N..Y.,tiie other day, a young la. ly, while crossing a field, was knocked down by a ram, and the next tlmo tho damaged damsol saw her lover she Informed that astonished youth that he might go about his busi ness, as she was disgusted with theses. It is lold that a Cincinnati boarding school girl, whilo Indulging with her companions in tho amusement of kick- i lug at a mark tho other day, dNIocated her thigh joint. Ten years from now Germany ex pects to be able to put into the fluid a (rained army of ono million six bun- Id red thousand men. This, for a country thai ha no Indian waf'ou hand, will bo rather enterprising.' , i irhMonaI niotHl-Suckfr. N..hvlIltBnn?r.l ;;,lV., , There never was a . tAnvati, -perhaps, or at leant not one since the lata "tin fpleasanlneaa.' hol.that .Voujrht wlta ii a ncls of dead lejris,.Whkraipreat a plague as .were the Jt-rnttt, Injhadsrs or Pharaoh. Iu .whairvrr,., dilation you may lake your step you are,i;rmo Stumble upon one of thee cy rftoi sots, who pounce dawn. upon,ypur pocket hook aild draws from It niimcroin gieeH Hills despite your effort to vrevenl It He comes upon ynu when and where you least e -.peel It. anuud ymi to know; whether von are a aiulidato or a frlaud of a cnndldstc, chnuulv advocates th cause of whomsoever vou .espouse,' hold out his right hand after tho mail, ner of the llgtlre -in Ihf .hnrdr-runtv,' and tells you thai ha knows wbera 'a. certain amount of.money can be expendr ed lo yeii or yoi friismVt advania. Perchance you aro led lojnjlicvn hlsiro r.tni. au,! ll.iuxt jiuuu a AniuiU A? greenback. ... Take him all In all he slinks snd swag gers, plunges into the political depth', and talks oulo death for a small pit- lanre which. in all probability, I? luimr. dlately after transferred lo a rum mill,' and tbo leech fall by the wayside, froui au overplus of tbu "Ob. ho Joyful,", ( be be moderate in hi taste am! easily satisfied, ho will Intimate a dryue la,, the throat, a disorder in tbo stomach or a cold in the head, which might ho 1ni piovcd with a little hit of stimulation.'. Perhaps bo hasn't had a good square meal since the last canvass, for whjqlt, ho wa indebted to the princely' libpra,)-. ity of a poverty-stricken .candidate af Icrward dctnaiud and au iumale of the comity por.r-houso. , His fnuii I v are In exceeding great dil-, ires and ho can find relief for them in a V. : . Rut there la no end to his plailalrlc. stories, which ho presses ' upon you with a vigor and pertlnucltv peculiar, only to hitvNelf. Ho iusiat (bat he will, vote for carh Individual man j .that , he, ha an uiideiitshle In 11 notice in a Ini'Mlii'. locality, and if tbo small amount, for. whicli be call to alsi him in their eon., version to the faith, ls i forthcom ing, ho predict with ail Injured aiuldT, pressed iiir, that the aspirant Is sure to come out at the little end of tho horn.' In thi wa this leech supports. htmelf. until tho ciosn of the chiiva. and after, uo more political buttles ere to be fought and won, he la toice.il lo work or bare, it written of him, "Diol by his 0u hand." A 8ad. StoryY The Dallas (Texa) Commercial ro cords this strange lucidont : , . "A most singular and melanrholly affair occurrsd a faw dav..ao,.,whjc). nlzmireof our worldly niliiirs, ni.d Mine, out just punishment fir our misdeed;, in taking hi iiamo in vain. A man by. the name ol Sibley was having un al tercation with hU'wIfe. dennie Hihlev,. or Ilig Jennie,' a alio i called at IheW home, aud as the quarrel wnxed warm, betook his Maker' name in vain, and. hoped God would paralvzo It I us. ; mo-, foro finishing (He sentence he wit struck dumb, and has not uttered a word since, Ilig Jennio I a becrjeikcr at tho varle-, ties. She I a woiiijhi of flue culture, n fino musician, and of citraordinay, conversational attainment. She, was formerly the wife ofa Major GourraT in. the United State army', and through, her Influence sbo induced her llrst luis-j band to Join tbo Confederacy. Through the wile of a Oon't'dcrale General sbo fell, and her husband, who lovnd her de votcdly, upon lenrug tho fad. nranlr, himself to death. She (bun took up with her paramour and lived wit.b him until his death. We believe .was lawfully married to Sibley. The his tory l a sad one and Hio poor unfortu nates have our warmest sympathies. A Kenluouy Marvel. , This i the story a letter froin James town, Russell. county, Ky-.tclls: ,. . A few days ago Ihe Messrs. Pierce, who .live u , the Long Rollout, HI-, covered something iu the rioudlc sky, jurt under the sun. that very much resembled a man. , They . mui"iiaie'y . Went trt their own or a neighbor' bouao and told what thev had pen.. Pretty soon others went forth lo make obser vations, but instead of seeing tbo man that had liven reenguized by the other, . thoy plainly discovered two women, emerging from the sky, -ono from, the left aud the othcrlioni the. right of the sun. They grndtially raino together just under the center of the sun until.' they were l the. embrace, or each other, at which moment a larft. englo cii'oo. forth nnd.salled around (he women tor Ii fieri! iniuufe. mid at length rested on their heads and remained llipro foi soino lime, The same evening a Mr. Davis, who live two mile from tho piei'tr. saw the same sights at Ihe same Mum o. day. M,r. llsvls aud the Pierce are if-, liableTgeiitlemeu. however strange their discovery may appear. :. ... A Pulpit Incident In California.. A Melhodl-t iaron. callod tofrcnrli, at aii out of Ihe wav town In California,' was Informed, heforo milcilng the pul pit, thai he mul be rai o'ui. as many of the assembled iiongrMgalloii were, roughs," and would not hesiiate lo dis turb him If. his remarks dldn'j nTU Tho hole man inado jio reply, but hav ing .reached Ihe desk lie toiK from Ida pocket two revolver, and plaeing one ( on each tide of the It'ble gave a sharp glance around the himsn nnd said ! ''Let u ptay,". A more orderly servlco was never conducted. . The Knoiville Chronicle is wicked enough lossy that the Democrats com . milled themselves to "mixed schools' and all the "enormities" embraced In tho Civil Right Rill, when they en dorse J and 'voted for Grcclev.