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BY SAM. I IVINS. ATHENS, TENNESSEE. FRIDAY, D1CEXIBER 25. 1874.' VOL; XX 1 11 mM TERMS: TltK POST IS PCBLISfl Kf KVSRV FRIDAY tt Two Itollitm i lar. Irille In AilTiinrr. Advertisements will h ehnr.'eil $1.00 per iiitri nf t-n limn or e fur the tlr-t insertion, nd i'Mleeuls for each addidnnnl Insertion. A liberal deduction mado to parties who adver tise ly tlio year. ernn enditi2 advertisement should murk thinuiiilMT of time they desire them inserted, or they will Itceoutinufld until for'.iid hiI eharg vil aerorttin?. Aiiiinuni'ing names of candidates, $5.00 Cash In all case. Oliitimrv notice over Ave lino chirged tt regular iidvertHnif rate. 'I'lit-re wilt lie ni discount on their term. TIZM-E TABLE EAST TENN. VA. & GA. R. R PASSENGER TRAIN No. 1. WEST.' Leave llristnl 3.4HA.M. Arrive at Athens 1.42 p.m. Arrive at Chattsnoojra l.fnir.M. PAMENliER TRAIN Xo. 3.-KA8T. Leave Chattanooga . .. . ." ..n.3n a.m. Arriveul Athens H.47A.M. Arrive nt Itrislnl 7.30 r. M. PASSENGER THAIS SO. 3.-VIT. leave Rrlstol 4.10 p. M. Arrive Athena , 1 ..") a. m. Arrive. Clmt'iinnnga 4.'Tt A. M. lWSSENOER TRAIN NO. 4. EAST. Leave Cll'lttulioitii 10.0S P. M. Arrive. Uliens 1.14 A. M. Arrive ItrUtol KMHa.m. Jl. . Helm, .1. .11. Heiulei-won, Cashier. President V U A X K h I X ASSOCIATION SANK, (Chartered and Organited June, 1872. ) ' V V I V u on Jackson St., one door South of Public Square ATHENS, TENNESSEE. Regular Meetings every Tuesday Ntgbt,. TRANSACTS A (nrral HjiiiMiis: II I Discount laily ; liuys ami Sells old, Silver, Bonds, Stock, Uncurrent BankKote3, &c, &o. In Its Savinirs Depart mcnt.-receives Deposits and Issues Cert Monte t herefor ill icilied riter Interest. M. A. II ELM. Cashier, in, on. -in. isT-J.if.-'iu t. i .litvUtnn, -I. iV. I.IIIiirri. I'r.-M.leiit. Cashier, I CI. MrCluii;;, Vlee Prcst. n iifi TP liUMJ .l.lllU.li OF K N O X V I li I 13. Aiilhoi-i.etl 4'nplliil, $300,000. CASH CAPITAL PAID IN $150,000. Jfii only Xiithiial liauk between Salem, 'a. and Cleveland, Tenueei. Designated Depository of the U. S. AND MIOCEKSOIIB TO First National Hank of Knowille. n 4 : u ii ii i i: fli n t .ln II Alldei'xill, Hristdl ITnliT l.ove, J(ihiieiif'ity .1 II Enrnext, l.'heatown K V ravlur,r.,Uiiil'vli) II M llrton. MnrrNln'n Win lli'iir.eitnn, N .Marli't Win lliinlH, Duinli'itle Oeo A Kain, " K Unlit. Cleveland II II Matluek, Itieevlllo N P.ognrt, Pliilad'a .1 A Kavl. Knoxv'le .1oeph ..i(iiet. " K II MeChinir, " Sum McKiinu1)', " S It llm d. " W W WimdnilT" .1 W l.lll.ir.l, " .lulia .laek'un, " RC .laekwnn, " Iteeelve Depo-its, HuvsHiid ScIIk Kxelmnce, roi'elml and lciinelie; ileaU In Oold, Silver, Clieiin-Hiit It ink Nnlo, United Statex, State, Cimiiiv and Ciiiporati.in Honda and Coupons, mil will do a (lenrral I'olleelinx and UankiiiK ltnines throiiu'liiuit, tho United States. Ken. tl. 1h;:i-iv7: )iT6WNaeii& co WHOLESALE DEALERS IN AND MANUKA C TUll K R S OF Saddles. and -Bridles ';. ' of every Ucitcrlption. Carriage & lUvy Harness & COLLARS. OAT S T It E E T, KN OX VI LL 12, T 13N2J KS9I2E. n,3.1tt:n.tf-2(IO T. Nixun Van Dykk. W.I). VanDvkk J. R. COUKE. VAN DYKE, COOKE & VAN DYKE A T T OltNEYS AT L A W, A.thiH, and :iinUnnotn,Iwi tirit.l. I'll AfJTICE IN THE VARIOUS W Court iu lower EactTenueKcee.HiHl the Federal and Supreme Court" n! Jvnoxvtiie. Two of Hip tlrm enn ahvayit be lotiml nt Chat, tnnoogn. CoiiiinunleatioiiH addressed to them at eitherofflee will receive prompt Attention Dee.B, !Htl7-tf-l TH0S. L. A11NW1NE, (nuccRSson to bukkeit'a arnwixe.) Attorney at Low mid Solicitor In Chancery. i is'c a t it it. r u x x v.h r.i: WTII.E PRACTICE IN THE VA1EHH' Court, or lower Kast Tennessenj .nu will Httend proifiptly to tlio volleetlon of nil claims eutrusteil to'hlm. ,., April 17, t74-tf-:t;i3 BARUiriTS HOTEL, Charleston, Tennessee. rwlll? ITUIVK IKlITSK IS NOW OPEN L for the reeepllnn of the travelllnif pulillc. (100(1 neenminnuiHinn nun ninoersir cuniicrn. A llheral flmreof pntronatre I" respeetfullv .o llelted. H. S. HARIIETT, (;hnrleHton,Tenn.,May 1, 1874-ly.an w.1v7Tt an mS7m.. ( FEICE AND RESIDENCE ON WASII V Inifton Street, Athens, Tennesnet. Jnury 0, 187I-Jt-81 n TnttiTiuirn vitiavii nivr ni ifiritMLL u.iii.uLiuiiv mm, ross 4 toiKtn TV II O L E S A L'E R 0 6 IE E AND COMM'SN MERCHANTS, GAY S T It E K T, Knoxville, Tennessee. HAVING REMOVED INTO OUR NEW and Commodious Warehouse, adjoining 8a n ford, Chamberlatid A liters, we' ore now prepared to ofl'er Nperlal lndnceiiinl to the Trade. We will keep on band at all times, full lines of STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, FULL LINES OF WOO DM WARE, TOBACCOS, SNUFF AND CIGARS. GRAIN BAGS, OF ALL KINDS. MANILLA AND JUTE P.OFE, SOLE LEATHER, Crackers, Cheese, Candies, and Raisins, Nuts of all Kin d s. FINE TEAS A SPECIALITY. WE ARE WHOLESALE AGENTS FOR I. I..4IK At MHO'S COTTON YARNS, AND HolStoil Salt ami Plaator Co'o SAL T.- WE RECEIVE AND SELL ON COMMIS Ion the Products or tlio Country, and wltl endeavor at all times to get the high eat market prices for panic. WE SELL GOO US TO MERCHANTS ONLY. Feb. 13, lS7i-ly-321 j (the 105t. Athens, Friday, December 25, 1671 Foil nsyhnnla. An niioiiyrtioiu communirntlnn was received liy Mayor S'okcly. ofPliilndd plili, tlirenlcniiij; violeiir if ctnploy. merit is not supplied to (he Marvin? poor, find cnmplnlnlng t tin t Ilnlintis were workinj? on the Centennial bulld ingii, to the exclusion ofartuul cilizeni. It was oijrtifd '-Seventy.six." Tlie Senatorial Succession. The Union and American has tlio fol lowing in regard to the Senatorial ctic-eei-bi'oii : Highly as wc apptcriate the. abilities and capacity of nevenil atnonsr the rivals for the position, we cantiol, in confidence, throw ft flrc-biaqd into the, cninp by expressing Hiiy preference or it ii I i m t It y. however btrouj: or slight. Let each ftnud on bin own merits and let the questions be decided by the Lei mlatuie. with wlioni the law and the people leave- it. ' Tlio New York Republic. This U otic of the Inst sud utterances of the New York Kcptiblic: "The immaculate editor of (he 'in dependent' press have established to their own satisfaction that a public man in this co ii n I rv ling no ri(.'lit to make any provision for the support of himself and family beyond tho pe.t'y compensation afforded him by the (ioveruineut, and if he votes to i.icreaso Unit compensa tion go us to make it adequate, to bin maintenance, ho is denounced as a 'sal ary grabber.'" Having aaid this it was time to die. Suggest I ve. We clip this from the Nashville Hau lier: The most enduring Christina gilt you could make to wifo, sweetheart, children or next friend, islho receipted subscription to the great and good Ke publiraii Banner for 1875. It i 'it gift Unit lusts all the year around, and is a re minder of the donor three- hundred and sixty-five limes in the year. If U litis done no other good, in Hie way of in durdriul development, it has patched many u window mid set ofl" many a pol louai.se in its day mid generation. Ljncli l.mv in lowu, A 8ieeinl from Dos Moines t-ays : Thin morning, about 2 :30 o'clock, a body of li50 men, dingnised, entered the jail, knocked down the jailer, bound him hand and loot, took the Keys to the cells from his pocket, overpowered the guards mid entered tho cell where Charles Howard, the murderer of John son, who was yesterday sentenced lo imprisonment for life, was confined, his wife, who waa bleeping with bun, littered horrible shrieks, and it wns only with the lorce of fix men tlnd Howard was dragged from bis bed. A rope whs placed about his neck, and he was dragged through '.he halls and the. court house uud to a lamp post and hung. All the men had treir faces blackened and were divided into squads, each doing Its allotted work without a Word spoken. Alter Howard had been fastened to tlio post the mob dispersed as silently as they eoine. It is supposed the work was dono by members of the vigilant commillcool this county, who have been recently holding meetings, and on Saturday, when the jury cmno Jn with their verdict, several were- seatod near tho prisoner. ' Tho Poll Taxes. We arc not certain, but believe wo clipped the following from tho Nash ville llnnnrr: The State officers Superintendent of Public Instruction, Comptroller and Treasurerare almost daily i receipt of inq lilies regarding lb" apparently small amount oi poll lax distributed in the October apportionment. The poll tax of Hie Stalo ouyrht to amount an nually lo at least $1.10.000 or $17..O0O; vcl, from the Hist Monday in April last to t lie first Mondav In Urtoticr lust, at which time the apportionment. . made (or rather on tho Ifdh of October, to which titno Iho apportionment was postponed on occotint of thn tardiness of two County Supcrinrendeuls in send ing their reports,) there was only paid into the treasury tho sum of $18,312.01), that bciur Ilia snm embraced In tho Oc tober apportionment. The Comptroller does not "appor tion" what i due. but only the amount actually paid into (he treasury. Tho fault seems to b Ihreo-fold, to-wll: In Iho County Courts, In being loo liberal in allowing for tho poll tax ; and. Dual ly, In the people themselves, in not prompllv paying the tax. Wo trust tho Inct brought lo light In tbis paragraph which demonstrate how onr public school aro deprived of their just funds will serve as an additional atimulous lo our Incoming Legislature, to cure tho many defects in our lnx-eolecllng sys tem. ' ' , ' ' There Is no class of men tnoro popn lnr Ihan the member elect of the Leg islature and tbey will bo so until after January. ' That farmer understood hum nn nalnr who said ! "If you want your boy lo stay at homo don't bear loo hard on the grindstone when ) turn tin crank." A Notiforthy Dcclsltju, The Knotle Press and Mpl'ald pul. lishes the fulext of the opinio of the Stale Supreme Court, delivered by Justice NicJ. !' the rase of the State, ex rei. Iifl,W Anderson county. In ls.'fi. this coti ty issued. In aid of the Knoxville an, Kentucky llailroad. tome $100,000 of it bouds, with interest cou pons attache. The relator sued for the payment of wonty-clghl coupons due and overdneiu January, 1871, Iho Coun ty Court anCmiuty Trustee having re-! fused to milk. him any interest pay ments after Ally, 1S72. It was pleaded before the curl, on behalf of the coun ty, that theie were some irregularities in tie clecibn lor the original subset ip tion, and Also in the time set for the paynieit of the bouds. In deciding thai thooii.'y, after recognizing the bomfs aiei paying the Interest 'for six teen ye,ars,niust continue to do bo. Justice Snted nte the cases of Conner, etc., vb, A'piiiwall, 21 Howard, and Smith &. i I all vs. Clark county, 1 Cdiitr.il Luv Journal, in wliicli tho United Slate Supremo Court holds (bat win! bonds import on their face n compliaire with the law under which they weffi issued, the purchaser is not bound lolook further for evidence of such compliance. This principal has a broad bmring on Iho validity of all bonds, esfecially such as have been re cognized ly tho payment of interest. The Fetleml and Slate Supremo Courts ate not lile'.y to rcyerso Iheir rulings. North Carolina. Wo find the following notice of a member of the North Carolina Legisla ture in tlio Albemarle Times. Col. Love, the yjbject of it, is a son-in-Hw of the iatcGcu. James II. Kcngen, and Is known to a number of bur citizens i col. jamf.b nonr.KT LOVE. Senator Lovo Was born in Jackson count v, i 42 vears old (i feet high and wck'lis 100 lbs. He graduated at Emory and Henry collcgo Va. and has been since engaged in farming,' and the prac tice of law, laving been licened at Mor ganlowu N. C He was a member of Ihc Legislature of ISO) and CI and belong c'd to the Democratic parly. Col. Love resigned his position as Legislator to enter the arny as a privato in the flrsl company rsised in his county. lie was promoted to the rank of Col. of the Thomas Ley ion and participated in the las', battle fought for the lost cause east of the Mississippi river, on the 17th of May 18(i.r. It is a noticeable fact that .North Carolloiaii fought the lirst (ISeUel) and the last battle east ol the Fatlier of Waters. Col. Love was a member of the constitutional conven tion of lSLTi, (the Canby convention), and also of Ihc Legislature of 18W5-C7 which Canby dispersed. (The people have revoked that order). Homcceeds Doctor Levy Love, of Macon, but is no relation to that gen tleman. Col. Love is a Methodist, ha two children, having married a grand niece of Major General Win. Lenoir, of Revolutionary fame. Senator Love had six brothers in' tho Confederate, army and comes of fighting stock. 'His influence is very great in the Sen ate and he is an extremely useful Leg islator. In private life he is an nITnble and ngrceablo gentleman, and as an evidence ol his popularity we will state that ho beat Dr. Love 1.100, and Dickey, radical, 1.400 voles for tho dis tinguished position he now occupies. A Neat Siifffft'Stlon. John Paul Jones 4s slow coming up to tho highest standard of tho investiga tion of tho so-calicd spiritual phe nomena. Thus he says: "Mother of Moses! It does some times seem to mo that a good many peo ple, so far from not kowing enough to go in when it rains, don't even know enough to get under a tree. Hero tho fools sit gaping at tho show on tho staifftj why doscn't some ono seizo 'San tutu' liv the scrub" of the neck and hook onto Mlonto by the top-not? If they Vo spirits they'' soon melt away and dis solve, and there's no harm done, and if, on tho contrary, tbey provo to bo hulk ing louts of farmers humbugging in rags and feathers, the broad prt of n shovel could bo applied to better agri cultural purposes than lhe putting of a heavv top-dressing where't would make sitting (town ttneoinioniuMb m ninu.i lug up Ihe only thing lo be thought of." Glad to Seelllm. A correspondent of a Northern paper now travelling in tho South contributes tho following; An anecdote was told me (be other dav of a balloon ascension (hat occur rel at Montgomery a few years since, which I will roiat. Tho ascension look place from tho Public Square, (he balloon rose rapidly, and afterpurstilng a north-easterly direction for about eight or ten mile, landed in a cotton field whero a largo number of negroes wero engaged In picking the staple. Never having heard aught of a balloon, of eourso Ihey scattered In all directions. One of Iheir nnmher being lame, and finding it iinpossib'n (o pet away, drop ped to tho ground in perfect terror, but rose again as the aeronaut alighted from his car. and limping up lo him, extend ed his hand, with Iho exclamation, Howd'y Maa Jesn glnd to see you ! l'so been waillu for you a good while." "Ilallie, dear Hallier' called a mar lied man In his sleep, and hi wife, wboe name I Petsey, can't he convinc ed that he wa dreaming of reading a bonk ' which tho name of tho heroine was Ilattie, Tlio Temperance Question. , As Ihe'-tiquor question will proba bly be up in our legislature which will assemble on the 4th proximo, we pub lish the following extract from an edi lorial article ou the subject In the Cou rier journal. It contains thoughts worthy of consideration: The lemperance movement Is begin ning to show its effect in legislation, al together in the shape the most enthusi astic advocates of ilie cause might de sire. It has long been apparent to ev ery Olio save the heedless enthusiast that the effort to pioliibit entirely the reiiiilmir t,( llnnnr was axeeedinulv un reasonable. While the law encourages or tolerates the manufacture of liquor, it is abjured for the law to say that it shall not be sold Thus far the temper ance crusade have been agalnt the bar keepers w ho retail drinks, and, appar ..ni if ilm toim-im-n n.nveia have con sidered the manufacture too strong lor attack, or.loo respcciauie to ueuenoutus ed. Tho temperance movement has not been practical. Put the truth Is, the temperance cause, in the shape it has taken, has not been impeded only by its own inconsistency. There is njirinci pie und"rlying it. Ihe principle ol indi vidual liberu. that has made men stop to consider what tho movement as now directed w ill lead U. There is no one, perhaps, who is not in favor of temper ance, tor no man would like to see oth er men making sots of themselves and drinking theins-Ives to dealb; and there arc few men who would like to have themselves denied by the law tho right lo drink in moderation when they feel like' it. For Intemperance the person who so indulges is primarily responsi ble; and for that brutal drunkenness that results from indulgence after tho period of responsibility is passed tho party who furnishes the liquor M re sponsible. Any practical etlort to cor- n.ri Iiilrtiimin-Miirn must lilaco dome cheek on the really responsible partv ; and tho best wav would seem to be o punish the man w no gem orniik and then punish the man who sells a drunk en man liquor. Under most systems of laws in this country the courts may punish a man who is drunk and disorderly ; but a plain, private drunk Is considered one of tin inalienable ritrht of au Ameri. can citizen. Ill the Ohio Legislature it is proposed to enact a law to punish In toxication by a lino and Imprisonment. Such a law rigidly en fore od would make sensible men drink moderately. if at nil and would keel) t iU lul-IIUIWl drunkard under fine and imprisonment all the time. There Is a limit In all so ciety to individual liberty. A man is not compellcil to dress in mo tasnioii, but lie can not go naked. Man may take drugs, but he may not poison him self in any other way, and men have been punished for attempting suicide. So the limit of individual liberty is not reached when a man proposes to lake a drink, but when he takes so much as to incapacitate himseir for the perior nf those ilnMes which belotli! to him as a member of society, and shocks decency bv making's, hoi pics brute of himself, ho has com milieu auoiienscior which society ought to punish him. A nnronll mHV MOW lift millialicd for & i,.nv ...... - , keeping a disorderly houso; but this means mi habitually disorderly house. Saloon-kcepcra who encourage loafers about their establishment, and permit riotous conduct when they can prevent it. nnisht. to ho held responsible. So a saloon-keeker who furnishes liquor to an irresponsible habitual druiiKivru, or to a man who is drunk beyond respon sibility, ought to beheld accountable. The Ohio legislature 1 entertaining a bill looking lo Ihls purpose, nna no 'K.nnetnlitn RftloOII-kccncr will obicCt to it. The saloon-keepers havo unques lionnbly a right lo bo hoard on Ihc subject, not only because they have the right of all citizens, but also because their business is a lawful one, for pur suing which they pay a license, just ii thn irrneerv. keener, the inil-kceticr. and the lawyers in most cities pay for their license ana expuri in return me protection of thoir interests at the hands t,f thn law. Punish tho man who trcts drunk, and then punish the man who gives him more uqotir aucr ne gets drunk, beyond reason, and Ihc temper mien r illxn w ill ho advanced without tho conflict that is raging between the men and women who want to ctmre gmd every riy bt that does not accord with their notions, and the men who feel that an effort is bciiiir made to irush them out without even giving them a hearing, tt ono wero to neueve the temperance enthusiasts, all saloon keepers are moral lepers and outcast, ., l.u l!- Up .iialiiD ".li' mid mill iner innocent vonritf men. Go amoiii tho saloon-keopcr and you will find many worthy, klnd-hcaricii ar.u intelli gent men, who deplore intempetanco and regulate their business in turuUh lug entertainment, just as the hotel keeker ami clgar-manufaclurers do. Like all classes, they vary In moral character, but becauso hero and there may bo found a mercernary brute, who, for the sake of a few more cents will poor liquor down tho throat of a help less di utikne man, there is no more rea son for denotinlng the whole fratenrlty than there Is for easting thn sins of a few pulpit upon tho whole church. Currency Forever. A rcnnsylranian fool fooled with n pistol. Pall struck a five-cent piece in his waistcoat pocket, and took lo his boots instead of his vitals, A thousand dollars in paper would not havo saved hlmV . Tetotnleia. The people of Stvenon, on (he Chat tanooifa Road, have VMed down the salo of liquor In Ihat town. Thn rill ren of Jackson county am now debat ing as lo wether it shall not be prohib ited throughout tho county, Onr CnptCftt Too Much. '.'"f An excellent si rlcu1tr( trntgailrff',' published at Charleston, tht Rural Caro linian, makes the following good points ! It It believed that seveu-fenthi of tlx Slaitlers and fawners of this country, iortli and South alike, are ttareorinz lo their fail under ft load of debt and mort gage. What is the matter? Asaclass, farmer are not tay. They ftre eetuom idle. Thev work as hard a anrbody ought to work. They make, taking one year with another, what may be con sidered, under the prevailing standard of agriculture, fair crops, and thev get. ns a rule, good prir-ea for tht aurpla products they put Into the market i UU thev don't tet rich m fcL are irctilng poorer and poorer every year. Why l it so r lo say no'alng now or a lanitv system of cropping allA cotton, and wheat, or ail aotuelhiur !: or of credit, liens and interest, the reason which we had in mind with which to point this paragraph Is, that it rou too' mush to make our crops. We grow poor, not so much brc, our Income arc so small, as because our outgoes are so large. There i no strict method in our operations and no close economy of mean. 1 he expense of making a crop has not been reduced to ft minimum. We fence in too largo a Held And travel over too many acres lo proifuco ten bale of cotton or a hundred bushels of corn. We pay out loo much for labor and for feilili.er for Iho results pro duced. The remedy must bo sought lit sounder me'.hods, labor saving imple ments and better (ruined labor and less of It. In other words, let vitality In grass and stock do more, and costly labor by man and beast, dojes. . Sllscellaueoua. A Iloston paper estimates General Puller's weallli at a million and a quar ter dollar. ' They don't btirv roUn-nd prftpli In Georgia. They 'form do fuu'ral oh s'auies. nl If anvthlng will impress the human' mind with awe, it is tho expression of a man's face who ha jnst been aroused from snoring in church. ; A chimin of Aiken, Allen Scott, wn made thrive happy on last Sunday even in!, bv the addition of three flue little mate Conservative to his family circle. The exports from this country of the nrmlnrls of swine, havo Increased six fold within tho shjlrt periad of live years. Colorado started a colloge ft few weeks ao. and up to date its Inmate consist of one woman, three Indians,' a buffalo calf nnd a Professor of Botany. The freight agent nt Pittlynrg of (he Pennsylvania road for tho past fifteen years, has tinned up as tt defaulter to the extent of $13,000. Peing "respecta ble." his name is not given. The highest prize In ft Chine lottery I twentv-nine cents, and Iho man who" draws il has his nanio in tho paper, and is looked upon its a hvnp of n fel low. 'If I save ten cents ft dav from mv drinka," ruminated old llednose, "it will bo $3(!.f0 a year, and In fifty year it will be $l,82r, and then I can marry Mary. Dear Mary. , An editor, speaking of spiritualism,' says: 'V don't believe in any medium' except the 'circulating medium,' and that has become so scarce that our failli in it Is shaky." Steamboat Yankees, orv tho Wcsfeftr rivers are said to be of ft very deler-- ruined disposition, Ihero not being ono" of 'cm that wouldn't rather die than toll tho truth: ' The Spread of Diphtheria. Prooklyn Argus : A new seotirgn bar been mldeil lo tho list of human ills, ' In thtf shape of diphtheria. Il spread among (tie pcoplo of various 'countries has been qnito phenomenal, and among ourselves it has threatened to ecllspse in Its ravage the greater destroyer, con sumption. Indeed, Judging from the rate of its development duVltig the past few months, (hero Is reason to fear that Iho disease may yet assume (ho feature and proportion of a widespread epi demic. Tho myslery n to tho naluru and origin of the complaint I equal to lis dcstrnclivciiess. Il was" at ono timo attributed to ' defective' dralnago, lo humid air, and lo nu atmosphere laden wiih malarious matter. It appears from morn recent statements that the attacks of Ihc disease are as much to be' cxpotinl It, riftl. A ivihii. In ,1,. incut dwelling. Yet we are told that somo of Its charncleilslic Indicate a re-' latlonshlp lo lyphii and uch fever. l'olaou. Memphis Ledger: SuiclJing ha be come popular in Memphis. There were two within thn pat twetily-lour hours. In Paris tho would-be suicide plunges into tho river Suino After bar lug repeated studied bon mot to some bystander. In London Ihe stylo I lo leap from Iho bridges into (ho Thames; but In this land of liberty the knife, thn pistol, and the lifo-stcallng drug aro Ihn means by which Ihey this knot lutrinsi cnto of life ntilie, In Memphis Ihe Mississippi river afford umpleadvatita gea and opportunities fur the weary of lifii, but eold poison seems to bo thn fashion here, especially morphine, thai drug by which life dream Into death, Tildon, Tliurman, Allen and lien drlcks, are already entered for the prel denthil sweepstake in H71. They are all ancient Democrats, tried men, wlr? never held a uii'lliry ronirnitsiou.