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Atheni, Friday, December 25, 1871 ChrlKtmaa-Day, Itltcustemary In this free land of oun lo give tlio employees of the conn try printing office the benefit of the last week of the dying yer, and 11 til handi muit have rest, we shall not depart from the rule. Consequently no paper will issue from tbla establishment until aftei the holidaya. In thla connection we may offer a word to the reader: Much hai been accomplished during the year for which we bhouhl all feel thank ful, while some things hare happened only to be remembered with regret. It iathe tame old story alternate hill and valley, cloud and sunshine, sterile wastes and fields of living' green, sins, both of omission, and of commis sion, good deeds and bad ones. Bnt we have no right to iudulge in unpleas ant recollections of the past and should deal with It only to accept that which baa seemed good, rejecting the bad and exercising at all times the bcautful christian attribute which teaches us to forgive and forget. The active, living present is all we bavo to contend with. Aa for the future "sufficient unto the day will be tho evil thereof." Of this much we may be positive. As tho new j car breaks upon us let tho good reso lutions formed twelve mooths ago bo re newed and taking for our precept the golden rulo of doing unto others as we would bavo them do unto us, set out to accomplish whatcvor wo can for the advancement of the human family in the scale of happiness and prosperity. With these remarks we take loavo of our readers for the present year, with tho trust that its closing hour will find thorn surrounded by substantial bless lugs, and that they may bo prepared to enter upon the duties of the now one, to battle cheerfully and manfully with its trials, vicissitudes and temptations, and with consciences void of oH'chro to ward God and their fellow-man. It Is onr aim to re-dress tho Post at nn early day. In order to do tnis, and to pay whatever debts we hnvo contract ed through the expiring year, we muet collect tho subscriptions and other ac counts duo the office. There arc srv oral thousand dollars on the offico books much of which Is owing by men who are abundantly able to pay and some of it for work and labor done years ago. Yet these men pass and repass without ever hinting at settlement, while others, who do not handlo one tenth tho money, call and discharge their indebtedness promptly. If it is true Of the countries beyond the great deep, where kings and emperors hold sway And tho voice of ono man gives law to millions, that tho dregs form tho lower strain of socloty, here, in this land of free and equal rights, gravita tion is reversod and the dregs and Inz zaroni float on tho surface, and worth, substance, and honesty thread the hum ble, unobtrusive walks of life Another remark : Among the names upon our subscription book arc to bo found a good number of Republicans. It Is but justico to stato that those, with rarely an exception, pay their subscriptions punctually, whllo many of "our own pcople,",who bavo had tho Advantage of our poor abilities for years and who would think it a great mlsfortuuo to be without a "party paper," though it ihould be no better than ours, never ofTor to pay. Bnt we have, perhops, aid enough on tho subject. Wo havo ponned many a dun, but seldom bofore a complaint. Wo iievcr intend to again. We have endured with patienco and long-suffering, and we know a way to lid ourscif of such troubles in futuro, and with tho Now Year will adopt a now systotn. Wo aro too high-strung to cliaso mcu about for what they owe us, ond wo hope that all who aro in ar rears will respond promptly to this no tice, that wo may bo enabled to go for ward with a light honrt and an unem barrassed front to moot whatever tribu lations Eighteen Seventy-Five may havo in storo for us. Hut If they don't if delinquents porslst In being delin quents wo shall promptly hand them over to tho terrors of tho law and to condemnation, And may the Lord have morcy o thoir boiiIh. " Oolri llond;- Cotton. Gold, in New York lll)a' a llltf. Tennossoo Bonds 79 for old and 78 for new. Cotton ll'j for middling upland. Flro at Murfrecsboro. From a privato letter from Murfrecs boro wo loam that tho offlro of the Monitor, published there, was destroy ed by flro on Monday night. Another handsome building was also destroyed. Louisiana.. Tho Louisiana returning board, It is suld, lias to far progrossod In tho can vass of tho votes as to glvo nDomocraU io majority of flfloon In tho Lower House, which, it it thought, will bo In croaiod to twenty-five. State Treasurer. N. . Night of Swootwator, publishes a Card in tho Enterprise of that town announcing himself as a candidate bo foro tho Legislature for tho office of Treasurer of tho State. Mr. Illght is a gentleman woll qualified to fill the pe tition with honor to hlmtolf and credit to the Stato. V Communication. 8. P. Ivins: Two communications, one in the Post of the 18th instant, over the signature of"McMinn"and the other in the Press and Herald of the 19lh in stant over the signature "IL"liave at trtcted my tttention; upon both of which I wish to make t few remarks. "McMlnn" would teem to be desirous of reviving the old party division of Whig and Democrat. Now if McMlnn" would only look back to tho time when the white population of the State were emancipated, after the lato unpleasant ness, he would see that ever since then, tho Conservatives of lower East Tennes see have eutiiely .ignored those ante hel ium party divisions and have given all tho important offices in their gift to old line Democrats, not because they had been Democrats, but because they were honest, capable, faithful to the constitu tion, and in every way worthy of the of- flees to which they were elected. Key Chancellor, Iloyl Circuit Judge, and JJIizard henator. My advice then to "McMlnn," and all others who desire the overthrow of the Radical party it not to stop to enquire to which of the ole parties tho aspirant to office belonged but is he qualified as before stated, and docs he agreo with us upon tho present issues before the country. Now a few words upon "II." Ho very truly says that in auto bellum times though occasionally departed from, the rule was to divide the offices among the various divisions of tho State; but I would request "H." and the members of the Legislature, to review the his tory of the State from its first organiza lion up to tho present time, and tell me whether the lower half of East Tennes see from Knoxville lo the Georgia line, in an me oniccs to which it was con cccdcd that all East Tennessee, by cour tesy, was entitled to, has not been en tircly ignored as a part of tho State? All tho Governors, all tho Supreme Judges of tho State, all the Foreign Ministers, all tho Federal Judges, am all tho United States Senators who have been selected from East Tennessee, have been taken from upper East Tennessee, nuiio from balow ICnoxrillc. It is title that the Hon. Spencer Jarnagin, at the limo ho was elected to the U. S. Senate, was living in Athens, but lie had only recently removed there from Knoxville, and soon after ho loft the Senate, remov cd to Memphis, and never was looked upon as a lower East Tennesseean. i uo not wish io oc understood ns desiring the Legislature lo confine itself to East Tennessee in selecting a U. S. senator, nor do I desire it lo restrict itself to any particular locality of tho State, but I do desiro that, if it should conclude to select a Senator from East Tennessee, It will not again as always heretofore ignore lower East Tennessee as a part of tho State ; and if not, sovcral gentlemen could bo found who could dischargo tho duties of tho position with credit to themselves and to the honor nnd benefit of the country. Again, I do not desiro that the Logis I at u re should be restricted to a selection from the distinguished gentlemen who by themselves, or by their especial friends have been announced as candi dates, or as worthy of tho position, for in my own section of tho Stato, in addi tion to Chancellor Key, and from a long and intimate acquaintance with him I can, and do cordially endorse every thing Bald of him by "McMlnn." there are James II. Cooke, Esq., P. B. Mayfield Esq., and others who are peers of thct gentlemen now canvassing for tho Scnatorship. Senex. Now ia tho Time to Take Papers. Congress Is In session and our Stato Legislature soon will bo. Every family in the Slate should take a news- papor. Ihoso who aro not taking the Pout should send in their names and money; and thoso who are taking it should renew their subscriptions before they expire. Come on, friends, at once. We wish to put on a new outfit and othcrwlso improve tho paper. Now is tlu timo to subscribe 1 Many aro coming in, but we havo room for thousands more. If not convenient to conio in person, send by your neighbors, or forward by Ex press, by P. O. Order or In registered letter. Tim Fourth Ilfrlet. The Democratic Congressional Con vention of tho Fourth Congressional District nominated Judge Samtiul M. Fito, of Carthago, to fill tho vacancy oc casioned by tho doath of Hon. John W. Head. Tho Nashville Union and Amer ican says Jtidgo Fito's nomination gives very general satisfaction, and that hols good for at least ton thousand majority , over any ltepublican tint may bo put upon the track. It Is. however, under stood tho Republicans will savo their monoyand breath by declining to mako any contest. So Juge Fito will walk over tho course ' MUsiftMppl. A proclamation from tho President dated on the 21st, commands all disor derly persons in Waircn county, and Yicksburg, Mississippi, to retiro to their homco and abstain from forcible resist anco to law and submit themselves to tho lawful authority of that county and Stato. A foo of $.",000 was paid to tho offi ciating bishop nl n recent San Francisco woddlng. ThelutercrtLaw. One of the importart questions that will engage the attentij of our incom ing Legislature at an ea-y part of tho session will be the raft of interest and I as one of Col. Blizd's constituents take thltoccasion to ei nU attention to the fct, that thoughcn per cent is the extreme maximum l-nii of iitteteti allowed by law, yet Ban openly loan money, (or discount it ibey call it, which is too palpably ony an evasion) at from twelve lo tweiiypcr cent. Now, sir, If ourindivimal citizens are only allowed to charge arjyen percent, of Interest, '.hen It is on!) oo plain that it Is wholy wrong and iijunt to per mit Banks or any other corporation to dispose of their money uder any pre tense, or by any scheme f evasion or subterfuge at a greater pr cent. I ad mit, however, that when man or com bination of men regard.i t law or obli gation only for the pcnaitf that it Im poses, and falls into tho toopopulnridea, that a man ia a man in proportion to the dollars he owns, that it is exceed ingly hard to restrain then from evad ing lawt that stand in the way of their money making, but apply the riles of the old addage thal"desprate diseases requires desperate remcd.ts." ' If in no other way, let the loaning ofmoney for a greater per cent, than alirwed by law, forfeit the whole amount to the State for el ucational purposes, md I assure you that all tho money in the country would not have lo past into tho vaults of our Banks before men vlo need its uso could get it. I shall take the liberty tc call your attention to the subject of loal or State money, hereafter. Tomiuxtkk. Plain Truths Plalnl; Told. Washington ltepublican : The coun try is looking for relief of omo sort to Congress looking for a soution of the grave difficulties and dan;ers that be set it. The people are in to temper to bo trifled with. Geiitlemoi, there are ninety thousand men in the State of Massachusetts who are on the verge of starvation ; there are seventy thousand men in the city of New York alone who do not know whore ilicy can get their suppers to-night; there are hun dreds of thousands of men lu Pennsyl vania who are almost threatening bread riots. The wheels, of the mills have been stopped; the ships are tied to the wnarves; merchants are on the verge of bankruptcy; there is not a man in any rank or class of life, except among the capitalists who have grown rich by your legislation, who is not in worse circumstances now than he has been at any time for fourteen years. They look to you for relief and assistance. It may not be in your power to give it, but, in tho name of humanity, make the effort. In the present condition of the country you have uo right to a holiday recess Yon are paid by tho people to attend to their interests, and it ia a crimt upon your part to take nearly two weiksoui of a short session ol seventy or eighty days, and squander time which you can not recall. You have work to do, plen ty of it. There are the appropriation bills; you can pns one or all of (hem. And there is that mcssago of the Presi dent, and the recommendations of the Secretary of the Treasury, suggesting tho svays and means whereby you may restore something like prosperity to the country. Lot us know what, itt least, you think about them. Republicans and Democrats, can you go homo and see and face the misery and poverty and distress of your starving constituents, who look to you for relief? Repudiation in Two Forms. Courier-Journal : A small fragment of tho pooplo favor tho repudiation of tho national obligations to tho extent of making Government bonds payable in paper instead of coin, nnd another class favor repudiation to the extcut of mak ing Government notes payable In bonds instead of coin. The latter class com prises tho Eastern capitalists and bond holders especially, who aro strangely ignorant of the fact that when they ad vocato tho annulment of tho legal ten der property of greenbacks before thoy aro payable on demand, in order to force holders to exchango them for Govern ment bonds at lowest interest, they proposo a greater breach of faith than a icMiaiuiurs. iirccnbaika were recognized from the first as a Gov ernment promiso to pay coin, but tho Radical Congress was not committed to a liko construction of the publio obliga tions on 5-20's, until tho latter had boon transferred to purchasers. - This defect has since been healed at a vast 098 to tho country, and the legal obli gation Is now complete; but what is the difference in tho merits of a policy which would forco bondholders lo re- celvo pay in greenbacks and a policy which would forco greenbacks holdors to take pay in bonds? Tho proposition to repeal tho legal-tender law involves compulsion to exchange greenbacks for tho proposed bonds, though tho holdors should bo mocked with a sham option to hold or fund them at they may profer. Tho construction of tho Panama Railroad cost clghty-ono thousand hu man lives a doa'h-ratc equal lo ono man per yajd of tho track. Silence is tho softest responso for nil! tho contradictions that arise from im pcrllncnco vulgarity and envy.. "What We Pay For Crime Nashville I I'loo tnd American. The costt of criminal prosecutions to tho people of this State for tho year 1S73, ranged up toward a quarter of a million of dollars. Theoe expenses might be largely reducad by mere uni formity in the making out of bill, and further important reductions ought to be effected through changes in the law, where it plainly lead to extravagance. The diversities of construction and prac tice in the different court is tiirprUiuo; Take, for instance, the item of "turn keys." Some judges allow the jai'er fifty cent, for bringing a prisoner to court in the morning, and fifty more for returning him to jail at night. Others rule that the jailer shall have fifty cents for every limo a prisoner passes in or out, during trial. There is a simi lar diversity of practice about what constitutes a day's board, some courts allowing a full day's pay if the prisoner take only one meal, or, being jailed late at night is released next morning after breakfast. The criminal expenses of 1S73 havo been itemized as follows: Ordinary, $122,870; jail fees, exclusive of David son and Shelhy, $51,497; Davidson jail fees, $11,Gj8; Shelby jail fees $J!0,W7; bringing convicts to the penitentiary, $10,122, makiugan aggregate of $217,141. In the matter of bringing convicts to Nashville, there hare, in the pas:, been many gross abuses in the way of extra unnecessary guards and overcharges for mileage. In May, 1873, for instance, a sheriff claimed pay and mileage as guards for his three sons who come here to see the Exposition on half fare tickets no doubt. The Ages of these three boys were twelve, fourteen nnd sixteen respectively, though the law says distinctly that guards shall not be under eighteen. Of course they did not get eny pay from the present Stato olli cials. Under any law, however bad, the courts of the State should endeavor to reach something moro liko uniformity in bills of costs. For this purpose, as well as to discuss any changes in the law that might seem desirable, a con vention, comprising a largo number ol tho most prominent Judges and Attor neys-General throughout the Stale, met In this city last January, and devoted three day i cf earnest attention to the subject. In vie of the early meeting of tho Legislature a brief review of their proceedings and conclusions may prove interesting reading to members elect and the people at large. A committee appointed to investigate what would be a proper distribution of criminal costs, between State ond coun ty, submitted a lengthy report on the second day of tho session. Tho com mittee was composed of Messrs. Hirker son, Fussell, Williamson, Fitc, Frazier, Caldwell and Newton Hacker. We cannot, of course, detail here all the changes proposed, as few but lawyers would understand all their benrings. The most salient ones were Hie proposed dispensing with the issuance of sri fa, where forfeit urc is taken on a bond ; al lowing juries to separate during trial, so as to avoid heavy hotel bills ; that ex einpted property shall be liable for legal costs, the same as for taxes; that nil prisoners convicted of fclonici not capi tal, should bo made to work out the costs of their prosecution at such pay per day as the Legislature may spocify ; that every county jail in the State should bo declared a work-house, under the provisions of existing law, so that tho inmates may be set to work and save at least $80,000 a year' now spent in fending idle prisoners. The discussion preceding tho ndop tion of the report led to strong remarks regarding the abuso by magistrates of their power to assess cost Against the State, one member asserting that the ex penses of a Justice's court would often run a full Circuit Court. Col. Win II. Stcphntis. This gentleman in a speech at Jack son, West Tennessee, on tho 19th Inst, formally Announced himself as a candi date for tho United States Senatorship. The Whig nnd Tribune in referring lo this fact says: Col. Stephens has a deep and lasting hold upon tho afiuctlons of tho people of West Tonncssco, and has nmur arili ' rul.oia 411a rricnda in nil parts of the Slate. Hit presentation of his claims will bo able, and no matter whnt tho result of his candidacy may bo, it will be freely admitted by all thai ho Is eminently worthy of (ho highest honor in tho gift of tho legislature of Tennessee Richard C. Parsons, Republican Con gressman from Iho Twentieth Ohio District, assured Iho Uouso that no Congress had received, to his knowl edge, any of tho Pacific Mall bribo money. Confronted by Randall, bo confosscd that ho rcccivod somo him self, before he becamo a mombcr. It turns out, however, that he was Marshal of tho Federal Supremo Court at Iho timo. Ac officer of tho highest Judi ciary in the land, confessing that he was paid lobbyist, makes it Just a bit worse than an ordinary Congressman. The Chronicle says: A ra'tlo-tnake passod over the E. T., & Ga. R. If., bv mail, from Georgia to New York, tho' other day, which was threo feet and tlx inches long. They tay it was carefully handled. Congressional. Tho flnauct bill, agreed to by the Senate Republican caucus in itt leading features are substantially at followt: First. Free banking, to be pan to all individuals and associatior.i with out limitation of capital. Second The retiring of an amount Of greenbacks equal io y per rem-" the amount oi new national totes u-. sued, until the Kreenhark circulation hall be reduced to $ :RW tKJ,( O. alter which no further reduction of green back U to take place. It la claimed Hint liv lliU nrovixioii there n ill be neither expaiitiou i nor contraction of' j;, I1(lM.IP luf, ftnl creator of all about 2) per cent is,...,., ,.... ...m,,,.. .i,,... . i. rt ,.... Ihe currencv, at now required as bank reserves. Lritv anv where throughout fh entire Hunt Ilia withdrawal and destrur. ,,1lMUll foinmfrfU, ,,(,,.-. tion of the fractional currency and the Tll ip0,,6 ,re ,,0(P( ,RVM hMTVi lib-Million of silver coin, this ar- j 1P ,,P,P, 0f ,f Democratic Coii ranuement Is to go into cflect as soon L.f nlio ,lH, Rl xliwlll. In AugnU as practicable, within Ihe discretion of ,Mj , , ,,c ,rifl(ll wl, or f)),K0,. the becrelHry.or the Treasury, who i ,p ',.lm,rhn.ent in all the depart authorized to uso the snrp us money for lllf ,,( ie HhI (jvemment-legal tupphlnj; silver coin and if this is not sufficient, to sell Ihe requisite amount of bonds of tho new series to obtain funds for that purpose. Fourth Removing the cost for the coin ace of void at thesveral ininla. Fifth The resumption of specie pay ments, to commence on the lt dav of January, 1S?J. ThcSecretary itauthor icd to use the surplus specie in the Treasury, but, if that is not aufficienl. to sell bonds In order to obtain gold to pay the Treasury notes. Hut this last provision does not, like the others, go into immediate eflect. The legal tender act remains undis turbed The bill was agreed to almost unani mously by the caucus, there beln only four members dissenting. This unani mity insures the passage of the bill by the Senate and it w ill.(it is thought by the Senators) pass tho House of Repre sentatives by a rcspoetablo majority. In this case uo doubt iscutertaiuc I that it will receive the approval of Ihe Pres ident, as it is in accordance with his re cent recommenda.ion to Congress. It is said that so much of the frac tional currency is mutilated and lot (as much as four per cent, annually) that silver can tako its place without any inconvenience to the public. The Government is able to purchase and coin silver at a profit, nnd ran at an early period eflect thesiibstitution. The Secretary of tho Treasury ays Ihccstimate of the director of Ihe mint shows a gain In specie and bullion in the last two lieal years of about $:iM.0Ot).H)l). The stock of specie in Hie country is said to be about $100,000,000. This, in ronneclion with the annual production (about $70,000,000) of prcious inelaU, affords encouragement that a stock of coin may, within a reasonable time nnd with favorable legistmion, be accumu lated to nn extent sufficient to enable the resumption of specie payment. Prominent ltepublican members of the House say that the House will pass any financial bill that may bo adopted by tho Senate ; nnd tho opinion grow s that Ihe majority in both branches will put through some bill ns a party mea sure to savo the organization. It is said every Republican Senator is pledged to support the bill agreed on in the caucus. This bill involves no direct contraction. From Washington. Washington, Doc. 21. The Republi can Senators held a caucus this after noon, itt tho solicitation of the Southern Republican Senators nnd Representa tives, at which the condition of the South was considered. Senators from Ihe South ndvoented Ihn sending of troops to several of !he Slate of that section. They feared that the Republican party was hopelessly dead unless decisive steps were taken during the present session to put down tho turbulent whites. They confessed their inability lo poll white votes. The Northern Senators did not endorso the proposition, and some of them openly expressed themselves njainst further intcrferwnro with tho iilfnira of Ihu South, saying they had lost many votes in tho North by it. Senator Lewis, of Virginia, declared that the Republican party had lost pow er in tho South bocause of tho bad char acter of many of Its wonld-bo loachors. and tho advocacy of tho civil rights bill, I .. . i . .. winch no considered a most miquuous measure. Tho South could only bo car ried for tho Republican party, as nt pre sent organized, by sending soldiers enough thero to prevent tho pcoplo from voting. Tho majority evidently agreed with him, as before a vote was taken many Senators left tho room, and Senntor Morton, who was relied upon by the extreme Republicans, did not conio to their relief. Pacific Mall Steamer Humeri. Hono Kono. Dec. J9. Tho Pnclfic Mail Company's steamship Japan from San Frnncisco nnd Yokohama for Ibis port, was burnod Thursday last when sixty miles out from Yokohama. A few of iho crew and passengers havear. rived hero. It Is feared thai tunny lives have been lost. Nr.w Yoiik, Dec. 19. Tho following dispatch has boon received from Washington nttho offico of tho Pacific Mail Steamship Company. "The Slnte department has a dispatch that tho Ja pan was burned nt sea, near I long Kong, with a fearful loss of life and Ihe mail." Tho Japan left San Francisco. Nov. It. arriving at Yokohama Dec. 10, and sailed thence on the 12th for Hong Knng, with three cabin paseneers ami 121 Chinoso in the steerage. 'I he stea mer left Snn Francisco with U'.il tons' freight nnd $:i7.r),000 in treasure. I HoN( JioNd, Dec. 2t. Tho captain and several of the crew and pnaarugonl of Iho Japan have arrived. The follow! lug aro unheard from : R. M. (Juiudell, cabin passenger, Surgeon Gale, and sev eral of the crew and four luitiilreil Chinese Tho firo occurred a hundred and fift v. miles from Hong Kong. Tho mailt wero lost. Ilnpo at Boston. Rostov, Dec. 20. A negro commit ted an Indescribable assault upon the twelve year old daughter of a Culled Scales Judge. The brute assisted him self with a knife, There is tome hope that the child will not dlo. A subsequent dispatch says tho negro has been held in $20,000 bail. Thero Is a prospect of the girl's recovery. The Temper of thf Comic g Le-jlo- lature. Jackson Tt'hic aoJ Tribune. In a few weeks tho new tagUlatuie of Tennessee will asuemble at the rapl tol. Our Senators and Reprfen'ativei com dirtctly from their constituencies, and it is supposed that they are con- tenant with the withes and the wants 0f the people. The most careless obter. vpP rinnM illlt retrieve that the hard- ships of the routitrv, arising rrmn gen eral causes, have been itiir nitled by local diier here In Tcnnece, The paat year has been one of disappoint- mniit In lit at? rirull nrl rlaaA nf Ihtf reforms wherever Ihcv can be effected without endauieeriug the public pi see and tho adininilration of justice be tween man and man rigid economy in all Udngs and no increase nn the present rate of taxation these were the salient points of the platform on which Gov. Porter was homo Into office by a majority of which he has a right to bo pr0Ul, tj it wil ,,e m for lt, p,r. ty ami tor the Legislature It they aru not kept steadily and faithfully in view. At the same timo wo . rccoyuiyo the fact that the good faith of the Stale Is a matter of infinite importance and that it Is to be preserved. In the face of sore temptation the people of Tennessee havo turned their barks upon those w ho havo counseled repudiation lu any gnUc. The lure was a dangerous one, but bad as the discao was known In be, the remedy seemed worse, and besides, was rcpuifiiaut lo tho instincts of tho Stale. We are a covenant keeping peo ple, but we cannot afford to be senti mental at such a time as this. We havo assumed a heavy debt, w hich was im posed upon us by others, and in view of the distress that now prevails lu many portions, in fact in all portions of Ten nessee, our creditors must not be clam orous or exacting. W have confidence in our icpresenlatives ; believe Hint they know the nature of the emergency Ihey will havo to meet, and therefore leave its solution to Ihoiu. New spit per Borrower. The Nashville Banner has an article on newspaper borrowers from which we extract : ' There are small villages in Ihe South where a single daily newspaper is read, perhaps, by almost the entire male por tion of that community. In Southern cities, even, there are scores of people who gel daily news as lunch pnnishei" gel thoir squaro meals, i. e.. thrown in with Ihe drink, which Ihev purchase on long time, or obtain, through the liber ality of some free-huuilfd acquaintance who "stands treat." There are num bers of able bodied creaturta who;ct their daily intellectual pabulum and telegraphic news free at barber shops and in lietir saloons, and there iiave been instances where borrowers would even borrow a paper from a news boy lo read only the telegraphic headlines, and return It without even thanks for the time wasted. A newspaper can hardly be published in any community without benefit to every individual member of that com munily. If it is not intellectually bene ficial to readers, it is materially bene ficial So tho town, ns lis repivseiilstivo and spokesman nhroad Hit apt and brief chroniolei of its roiinnerce and proxies. In like manlier the common wealth nl large derives bcuellt irom the foreign and home circulation of its leading newspapers. It I lo the Inter est of every inhabitant thai it should thrive and prosper. No more acciiraln barometer is lurnisheif of Hie material, commercial and Inielleel ual progress of the Stae. or of iis cities nnd tow ns than these daily and weekly mesengii s. It Is short-sighted economy lo begin a reduction of expenditures with Ihe cul ling off the Insignificant annual outlay of one's newspaper subscription. Tim in dividual or family must b poor indeed thai cannot lake a newspaper. A town, a lily or a Stato nre judged by the ap pearanco of their newspapers. I'eoplo who have never seen Ihe town, city or State, may seo their newspapers.' In deed they generally teo them first, and judge of tho character of their places accordingly. And if Southern newspa pers do not present as healthful an op poaranco ns their Northern rolempora l ies, the cause is to bo attributed, in n great measure, to the noble army of newspaper borrowers." Yo .Tour Printer on hla Trim-In. Those who havo known anything of "Jour printers ' will recognize I hist pic ture, delineated by a Kansas City news paper: "Mo was lust In from Indianap olis this time. Things am in a had way there hall rata and half union mrn. When hu alt tick liiillanapnllt he had wealth a cool hundred ; but ho sel 'em up for tho boys and got broke. Chicago wna a good town, but there was a fear ful mob there ; ho could not stand it. St Louis 'bout played out, and there's going lobe a strike, so he hopped out. Ilought a half-fare ticket lo Atchison, but Iho rooster that did the piinebiu' wouldn't havo it. Relievo he'd skip to Kansas Ci'.v ami stir up tho boys, and then go ovor lo the Pacific slope, 'Say, ain't there a freight West? Give us 'a chew tobacco. Well, so long, boys.' And hu was gone." The essence of true nobility is neglect of self. Let tho thought of self past in, and tl.o beauty of a great action It gone, like tho bloom from a toiled flow cr. ficn. Stuart, the engineer who mado tho recent railroad survey from Knox- vm0 (0 Ducktowu, Is In Cincinnati In tho interest of the enterprise, Tho Chicago Tribune, a ltepublican paper, admits that Governor Ames is responsible for all tho blood shod in Mississippi. A tree was sawed Into lumber in Somerset county, Pa., recently, yielding 4.0S0 feet. Count Yon A rutin has been sentence! to Ihreo months imprisonment.