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PI-BUSHED IX OOOprfOX. The Virginia portion of the Town BY I. C- FOWLER. ,,1 ever Tuesday at ?2. per an ! ii f araiihel to clubs often at 1.00 per copy. .o. The Eiitor of tbe Slews is not renponsi t,Ie for ori.viox expressed by eorrcpend- 3tS. JOI3 WORK wit neatness and dispatch at ,.- V'lik rrieec. TUES:i Pr.lL 2!, 1374. EVENT :n.i C MMENT Tun Steamer Tigress of Polari fume, exploded her boiler oft' New foundland recently, killing 22 person. The funeral of Dr. Livinpitone took place on the ISth in London. The Spaniards claim to have de feated the Cubans in a pitched battle of great severity. Al.L Richmond seems to have "bowed 'at the feet of Charlotte dish-nan, while she played Meg Merrilles, in Guy Mannerinr. This lookp finer r. A city which can how down in adoration before nn actress 05 years of age, should not send to the lock-up, an intoxi cated delegate who on seeing a beautiful young lady, merely walks up to her, and in" his pplendkl renzy exclaims, "bless your heart!" Richmond his a new charter which provides for an upper coun cil, or board of Aldermen, and a lower one, or common Council. The -Mayor has a provisional veto pow er, and the city debt is limited to eighteen per cents of the assessed value of real estate. Riiodk Island has passed a pro hibitory liquor law, and 1 as not von made provision for the sale of :t foi liH-dical purposes. The State in m tavs they ur afraid to get on a binder, fearing they will kick the bottom out of the "little creature." Tin: people of Lynchburg have U ken the bull by the horns, and Lave by their new registration, a vhitc majority of 81 voters. Total Whites, 10 " Blacks. 140.1. Tin: IMchmond police are just jiow on increased pay, consequent ly on the impossible task of pro renting Cajd. dno. A. McCall from running his tit.e horses through Jtlain Street. Mr. lVpu-Tiirt i'rti'iiniil the fict j that in- ha -! ! up his contract tor t he l i-K k v..i'. f ik-w throe Ktory Mock.'' 'cr!i:m lie i.-" ecii.-ahlc ( "' ier. As the above seems meant as Hlkciion upon the ::curacy of our local column, we will state that our iniV.nntion was quite correct, at t!ie time. The gentlvman with wlumi Mr. Ferguson did actually contract, was unable to give the bond required, und hence, the con tract faihd. Mr. Ferguson informs us that liis building will proceed in due time, nevertheless. WHO IS IT? A member of the House gets kicked into the street and linds himself in the Station House. The Richmond correspondent of the Petersburg Index fc Appeal, writes the following. We hope he will be suilicicntly explicit to ex culpate all of the delegates from the Southwest, and we trust that our Southwestern delegates will K'e that this correspondent, who has been partially definite in his al lusions, shall so amend his report, that only the guilty one is pointed at. It is certainly a very disgrace ful affair and should not be kept under a bushel. Here is the ex tract : A day or two rgo a member of the House, hailing from a county far to llit west of the Capitol, hud an amu .ing adventure on Uroad street. He is a jolly fellow at all times, but being j-omewhat under the influence of a Ptimulant. he was especially prepared for fun. Passing along the street his antics provoked the mirth of two or three ladies who observed him from a porch, which he noticed, and imme diately ran ; into the porch after them, txchiming. -bless your hearts!" or something of that kind. The ladies ran i:i and the lord of the house ran out- 4 'What do you want here, sir?" ''Nothing, sir, Its a mistake ; I thought I recognized one ft the ladies," said the law-maker. -You lie, sir, and I think you're a a scoundrel," said the man of the house ; and with that he struck a blow that knocked the member oiT the porch Lead foremost. As soon as the latter could recover his equilibrium, which was very ditfku't on account of the repeated kicks of" the infuriated stranger, he ran down the street at his fastest time, which was accelera ted by additional kicks from the same source, and ran into a street car. From this he was dragged and taken to the station house, where he was fined and nltenvards released at the urgent request of fellow members of the Legislature, The affair is the subject of much merriment among iWe who know the facts, VOLUME IX. TII12 FARM Kit FEEUETII ALL. BY Clf.lRI.KR G. LEI.AXP. My Lord rides through his pnlace gate, M v l:nly HwcefiH along in state. The emre thinks long on many a thinpr, Ami the mai'len inut-cs on marrying ; The minstrel harpoth merrily, The sailor ploughs the foaming nen, The huntsman kills the pool re.l deer. Anil the Kol.lier wars without e'en fear ; JJutfallo carh, whate'er befall, 7 he fanner be miint feed (htm all. Smith hammered cherry rcil the sword, Pri -rt pr ahetli pur : the Holy Word, D.iine Alice workeih broidery well, Clerk Richard t.den of love can tell, The tap-w ife elis hor fnaiuin. beer, Dan Fisher hVheth in the mere, And courtiers rufle. strut and shine,' While puzes bring the pascon wine ; Jhit full to each whatever befall The farmer he nival feed (hem all. Man buiMn his eaptles fair and high. Wherever river runneth by, Great cities rise In every land, Great churches show the builder's hand, Great archee, monuments ami towers, Fair palaces nnd pleasing bowere ; Great work is done.be 't here or there, And well man worketh everywhere ; llvt work or rest, whatever befall. The fanner lie tmwt feed them all. From the Pol&nki Citizen. TIIK I2ATII IJI2LL. Mil. Kditok The following gem was written many years ago by a rifted son of Tennessee , Dr. Geo. M. Wharton, who was cut off in the bud of promise by "The reMtlencetliat walkcth !u darkness." Soon after he had completed Ins studies as a physician, lie located in New Orleans for the practice of his profession. At the same time he followed the natural bent of his his inclinations, and employed his leisure in literature lie was one of the city editors, of the New Orleans Delta at. the time of his death, and was r.lso writting a serial story for the Southern Magazine, edited by the then Miss L. Virginia Smith, now Mrs. Frenctt. lie fell a victim to the gioat yellow-fever epidem'c, which will be remembered by most of your readers. This little song was written just be fere he left Nashviile for his new home, and it attracted much atten tion at the time. It was copied in many papers in the country, and w:is Arranged to music by a distinguished composer at that lime in St. Louis. Indeed there was a newspaper cou troveny as to who was the author of the piece, which was settled by Mr, Wales. t!ic then editor cf the li:rt'iu.icAN Danneij, who p. id a heaulitui tribute to the memory of Dr. Wharton, who was then litsless alike to the voice of praise or cen sure. I .submit the little song to you for ,)iibl:oitioii, if you think it will add to the interest of your paper. Yours trul v, 11. Ah t!im tho pa re wliito-rnW'l arite 'rtiu the diik rravtj to i'ani'lie. The Death 15ell. I. Hark? more faint and btill Tiian the rippling liil That steal through the woodbine dell, Or the distant strain Of t lie shepherd swain, Kings uu the air that weird bell. ir. From a flower's cove C'ouies its mournful tone, A untitled stamen strike the rim; Ami a sextnn l'.iy Hung it all day On its pendent floral limb, III, It Is soft and sad, Iiut the mind goes mad While its tiuklingchimes repeating; For it tells of woe That we soon must know Ere its notes shall cease from beating, IV. It tells of the grave. Where the willows wave. Of fond friends' lips that quiver; Of an eye that's kid liy a leaden lid, Of u heart that's stilled forever. 'Tis a gentle thing, That Death Hell's ring, Like the locust's song a even', Hut Its still small swell Pulses the knell Ot a fond one sleeping in Heaven. Pgotojrraplis. He shuns the rock Aristidcs split on And ''Honest Simon" holds a joke to spit on Pekciiek. Wit, Hate, Hypocricy, Woman's Rights, and r ub. Swift-Cain-Tartuffe-runcli-and-Judy, all in one. Saeiuda. Gesler of Governors ! The CTcat Centaur, Grant's model envoy mighty in Horse-war! Wapk. Worst, yet least guilty, of th' internal crew, Though he lap blood, it is his nature to. THE KNI OF LENT. Brilliant Easter Celebration at Church. The Richmond correspondent of the Petersburg News, furnishes the following account of the Easter Festival at the Monumental Church, on Broad Street, Richmond: At all the Episcopal. Catholic and German Luthern churches the excer cies were interesting, but great at traction was at Dr. Woodbnge's, the Monumental church. The Doctor is ft fine preacher, and never fails to inter est his hearers, but he scarcely posses ses the power of attraction which be lontrstothe choir and oraanist, lhe music both in the nfornins; and eve ning was superb. Wheat, who is as much ofa genius as Strauss, presided at the organ and lied ford, Grant, Kep ler and most of the best singers cf the city were there to sing at the Easter aalbems and Te Deums. Brilliantly BRISTOL, VIRGINIA printed programme of the musical ex ercises were distributed, and those un initiated in the mysteries of church music were able to tell by reading what they could not comprehend by listening? In the evening, by4o'cloek every single seat was occupied, and the doors had to be closed upon those bela ted individual who arrived afterwards. Tiiere were plenty of flowers around the altar, and especially upon. the Bap tismal fount, r . The Tax On ' 3fer chants. When the huge ,tax. Dill , had crawled" hearly'thfouglriri6"'IIoTle and had been beaten and bruised at every turn, Mr. Blair, of Roan oke, succeeded in having the sec tion applying to merchants modi lied, so as to read as follows : Oa every license to a merchant or mercantile firm, the tax to be paid shall be graduated as follows It the amount of purchases shall not exceed $2,000, the specific tax sh-dl be ten dollars; and for all purchases over $2,000 and less thaa $G0,Q00, there shall be paid a tax, of. one half of one per centum. Uppn all purcha ses over $00,000 and less .than $80, 000, there shall be a tax of forty cents on the one hundred dollars of said purchases in excess' of $GO,000, Upon nil purchases over $80,000 and less than $1.00,000, theie shall be paid a tax of thirty cents on the one hundred dollars of said purchases in excess of $S0,000 .' Upon all pur chases over ?100,tUO there shall be paid a tax of ten cents on the one bunded dollars of said purchases in excess of $100,000, The tax im posed under and by virtue of this sec lion shall be in lieu of all tax, for State purposes, on the capital actual ly employed by said merchants or mercantile firm in said business. The tax in excess of ten dollars imposed by this section shall be paid in equal instalments oa the 10th of January, 10th of April, 10th of July, and 10th of October in each year; and shall be collected in the same manner that license taxes are collected. Mer chant tailors, lumber merchants and dealers in coal , ice or wood, shall be embraced in this sectioa. But this section shall not authorize any such person to sell wine, ardent spirits, or a mixture thereof. ' A Silver Touted Ulysses. Tiik Petersburg Index, and Ar pkal, gives the following curious kaleidoscopic views of the last hours of the battle in the House ovei the tax bill, which has crawl ed through the House and gone bruised and bleeding to the Senate : During the debate to-day, previous to the adoption of the lilair substitute, the section thai has been so lo lg fought, Mr. fatuart pictured the importance to the s;tate, and to the party of the passage of a tax bill be fore adjournment, &c, and repeating the story of the Trojan i one, wari: 1 t le house against the Greeks, though they come hear ing gifts. Mr. Armstrong was the venera blu Agamennon who says we cannot and must u.'t pay over three per cent, intercut, lie is well supported by the Ajax of the Re publican tide, Mr. Hound, and the stalwart Achilles of Wythe, Mr, Holbrook, with occa, sional aid from the silver-tonged Ulywses of Tazv.ell, (Cecil) wh says we don't owe any debt, and by the youthful Diomede of West moreland (Griffith). Kneli of the gentlemen referred to replied in what be considered appropriate terms, but never was the story of Troy more vio lently dealt with than by some of these Greeks. For instance Mr. Cecil said he felt himself honored to have been referred to by the eloquent Nestor as thu Ulysses of th's war. He (Cecil) had fought this Trojan horse, the funding bill, and did not mean to allow it to be introduced within the walls of Troy, &c. He concluded by remarking that he would "vote against this fnndiug bill legislation until the hotteil place on earth or beneath it freezes over, nnd then he would fight it on the ice." Theie is to be no session to-night, as the Legislature will be at the theatre. IJEECIIEIt ON KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE. Immediately after the recent at tempt at the arraignment of Ply- month Church for irregularities of its Tastor, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, that celebrated pulpit orator seems to have been much improved in temper by his tri umph, and he preached a sermon of which the following is a por tion. Those who 6tagger and disbe lieve because they cannot under stand God's ways, will find some light here : Knowledge is relative. When you know the best things you only knew them in spots. It is not given to man even to know the nature of the world in which he is dwelling nor of its re lations to the universe: and when we rise into the great life, when we have leen there, all the little particles of knowledge over which we swell witli oride will seem like fragments. We know as little about the whole system as the old Bedouin knos about civili zation , and once there we shall no more desire to go back to our present kuowledge than Newton would de sire to go back into the nursery to play with a string and top. continuing, Mr. Beeehei said that among all these chanirinir thines love abided coustant. That which remained constant under all circumstances was the heart ; that which changed was the understand intr and its knowledges. We were to try to develop a Christ-like disposi tion, and love was the central power, and this would work out truth and justice. It was the architectural force by which the world was to be recon structed in wisdom, in doctrine, and in liberty. If it was true that men must steer towards orthodoxy, towards right beleiving, they must steer to wards the disposition manuesiea in Jesus Christ, the gift of God, of which the central force was love. "Men stand and sav. first pure and then Traceable. as if a men bad t right to be peaceable until he was pare ; as if the worltr would not De a squauuung i.narcrie of animals lei loose n tney urate, to waii until they were pure be- ' ton they were peaceable. Calling the & TENNESSEE TUESDAY APRIL 21, world to love was far different from calling it to crtholoxy. Pride and veneration and beauty come and claim the crown, but after all the word ol the Lord would stand sure. There was but one name, "liove. sit thou there and rule in the name of God thy father." When the voice that goes out from one church to another should be the voice of love, when that was the steady, unvarying atmosphere, then there would beon earth thecburh of God. The atmosphere of the churches at prenent was vastly differ ent from this. Now and. then there was the intermittent light of a revival and a general enthusiasm in the co operative labors of love, and all dis cords die out and old quarrels were settled, and stubborn debates over questions that no man can settle dis appeared; but these things did not last long, and things soon resumed their normal condition. This spirit of love was needed, too, by men in all the relations of society and in busi ness, and when all the processes of society could be sot to move in this channel there would come in another element, and that was the principle ot heredity, and men will hi born in n higher plane; and at last he (Mr. Beecher) did not despair by the co operative influence of thedevine provi dence and the inilutnee of the church of Christ, of seeing the earth of men who were centered in the perfect gov ernment of love and who would govern all others by love. The progress of scientific kuowledge was not to be derided, but it would never lift men from a lower to a higher life. Thought and scientific knowledge were valua ble, but after all the central element of manhood lay not in the direction of knowledge but in the dispositions. Intellect was not the head, it was the servant. The world was far from per fection; there were dissensions in all the churches; in the Roman Catholic the defection of Pere Hyacinthe and his sympathizers in Germany; the English Church was composed of four antagonistic elements, and only held together by as'ngle hoop, cut off that hoop and it would fly about into four seperate churches. The whole Chris tian world was battling for mere externalities, and Ihe power of the Church was not centred in the idea that man nvjst be like God; there never would be a conversion of the world until it was converted by the enthusiasm of love. "Here we are sending our missionaries to the hea then and quarrelling at home. (Great laughter and applause.) Yes, you will join in when I am laying it on others. Out you are just as bad as tney are." (Laughter.) All sorts of eruelties had been practised in the name of religion, but nothing had been doue for patience and gentleness. "There is no danger of ourbeing too loose in doctrine. We are tight enough; and the Church is like an empty cask which we are coopering, driving up the hoops on the outside, while inside there is noth ing worth keeping." Not that externals were valuele.-f, for they were not. They were of great and real value; but thej' were not the most im portant part of religion. If the spirit of God was present, externals would adjust themselves. SCIENTIFIC. EARLY TIS ACES OF MEN. When quarrynien uncovered slabs of Connecticut sand stone, bearing im pression's exactly like bird tracks, ge ologists reasonably inferred that at the time the rock was forming and was as yet but wet sand, there existed gigan tic birds or bird like animals, which strode along the ancient sea shores much as beach birds do along the shores of to-day The fact that traces of birds had never been fouud befoie in strata so ancient, much less the -popular theory that birds were of later cre ation, did not invalidate the inference; one positive fact, as is well known, outvalues any amount of negative as sertion, and the old thtory had to give way. W hen workmen, digging acanal near Stockholm, came upon a buried lieariti with charcoal on it, exactly like those which uncivilized people now make use of, the natural inference was mat some one of more than brute intelli gence had lived there before the over lying earth was deposited. Had the hearth been slightly buried say six feet below the surface, there would have been no question of its artittciai origin; it would have been accounted the work of man as surely us if a human skele ton had bee u found lying beside it. Should the inference be considered less legitimate because there happened to be sixty feet of earth above the hearth? True, 'that accumulation of erratic blocks and sand and sea shells gave unmistakable evidence of great geological changes since the hearth was last used glacial action, submer gence of the land and its eubsequent elevation all involving long periods of time; but that told not so much against the testimony of the hearth as asrainst the belief that man was of more recent creation. Now that such witnesses have been multiplied to an almost infinite num ber, forming a continuous cuain irom the earliest historic times far back in to the teritary period, the evidence is overwhelming; the "alleged" antiqui ty of man, as it is e tyled by those who have never investigated the matter, passes from the domain of hypothesis into the region of demonstrated fact. The vista of human antiquity opened up by these surprising discoveries is indeed vast, so vast that even those who have most patiently tolioweu mem and nssis ted in their development are overwhelmed with the thought of it. No wonder, then, that those to whom it comes as a sudden revelatiofr should ilntlv rpfimf to ndmit its reality. As Mr. Evans remarks in the closing par agraph of his magnificent work on the ancient stone implements, weapons and ornaments of Great Britain, "it is impossible not to sympathize with those who. from sheer inability to car ry their vision so far back into the dim past, and from unconsciousness of tne cogency of other (than the fossils described in the work above mention ed) and distinct evidence as to the re moteness of the origin of the human race, are unwilling to believe in so vast an antiquity for man as must of necessity be couceded by those who . . . have fully and fairly weighed the facts which modern discoveries l)3Te unrolled before their eyes." Yet while we sympathize with the natural incredulty of those who lack the basis of intelligent judgment, we need not imitate their unreasoning assurance in contradicting- the deductions of science whi)e refusing to examine eith er the ground of their own convictions or the evidence of the different convic tions of others. The geological proofs of the antiqui ty of niaiY, to which Mr. Evans al ludes, are of threefold character. . 1 The association of human bones with the bones of extinct animals, un der conditions which prove them to-be of equal bge. 2 The signs of human action on the bones of extinct animals, the breaking of them to extract the marrow, after the manner of existing savages; the shaping and polishing of them for use and ornament: and more instruc tive still, the tracing ou them of the ..utlines of mammoths and other aui mals now extinct or driven by change of climate to distant parts of the earth. 3 The discovery of wrought stone implements, weapons and ornaments under undisturbed strata demonstra bly belonging to periods reaching as far back as the pliocene period, if not farther. Detailed descriptions of the eviden ces, which are tis marvelous in num ber as in variety and interest, may be found in the elaborate works of Lyell, Lubbuck,' Wilson, Evens and other English scholars, as well as in numer ous French and German writiugjs or the evidences themselves may be stud ied in situ, and in numerous rich col lections of archreogeological specimens, by any one disposed to do so. The purposes of this article admit but the briefest mention of a few of the most ancient of these traces of early ma.i. First for our own countiy. Perhaps the oldest skull yet discovored is the one found in the pliocene strata of Ca ble Mountain, California. Having no companion in its almost incredible antiquity, it was natural at the time of its d.scovcry for men to ridicule the age accorded it, and to take refuge "in the' assertion that it never came from the place alleged, or, if it did, it must have come there by irregular means. But when many corroborating eviden ces of human existence during the pli ocene period are found, as they have been, in the same strata under con ditions which satisfy careful geologists that the strata had not previously been disturbed, the astonishing char acter of the testimony is no sufficient ground for flatly rejecting it More recently, rdmilar fossil evidences of perhaps a still earlier presence of man on our Pacific coast have been discov ered. At a meeting of the San Fran cisco Academy of Science, in May last, ur. UlaKe presented thefcoctety with a number of perforated implements of serpentine, which had been taken from stratified rock near the summit of the range 1700 ft above the sea. They were found, embedded in argillaceous shales, iti digging away the side of a hill for the foundation of a house, and, says Ur. Blake, were "evidently fash ioned by the hand of man or some animal capable of using its anterior extremeties so as to fashion oMects to meet its wants, and apparently pos sessed of sufficient intelligence to u?e lines or nets for catching fish; as it would seem that these instruments must have been used as sinkers." Dr. Hhike pronounces the rock in which these interesting specimens of primi tive manufacture were discovered, to be of an age not later than the plio cene period ; m bile Professo: Whitney, the .State Geologist, is of opinion that it is still more ancieieni,. Anyhow, man appears to have antedated the upheival of the coast range and the attendant geological changes ; a remo teness in time which makes the fossil skeleton found at Natchez and New Orleans, and the human fragments under the Fiorida canals, seem com parative!)' modern. Y'et at that dis tant period man had existed long enough to overspread a considerable portion of the earth, if not the whole of it, since traces oi sucn primeval men have bee found wherever they have been diligently sought for. Scarcely a decade has passed since geologists .began to admit the possi bility of finding traces of men in gla cial or preglaeial stratta ; yet already human bones or unquestionable evi dences of human handiwork have been fouud in the deposits oftliose ear ly times, in connection with the re mains of supposed prehuman animals, in England, Scandinavia, Belgium, France. Spain. Italy, Germany, India, Australia, and South America, as well as in our own country; and the more carefully the search has been conduc ted, the farther back the history of man has been pushed into the bistaut past. Every inch of the ground has been fought over, the firm conviction of the early investigators that man could not be so old a creature causing them to receive every discovery with downright disfavor. Such an upturn ing of all the recognized foundations of history seemed of neeesity to involve some hidden error. But it did not, The facts are so numerous and inter ligible that the most skeptical enquir ers have been convinced, and now not a few of them hold high rank among the authorities of the young science of arehieogology. Among these is the venerable SirCharles Lyell, whose cau tion is not less remarkable than his courage. After studying some of the earlier discoveries of human fossils, he admitted their preglacial oiigin and thought we might expect to find the remains, of man in the pliocene sstrat ta. Writing after the discovery of such pliocene remains. Sir John Lub bock set the time of the first beginning of the human race as far back as the miocene, or middle territary period ; this, however, on theoretical grounds, since the traces of men earlier than the pliocene period are few and somewhat auestiouable. . In what is said lobe miocene stratta near Pontlevoy, France, a M. Bourgeois has found nu- merous wrougnt innis in u tuaium containing the remains or a long ex tinct animal allied to the rhinoceros, and beneath a bed which contains the mastodon, the dinotherium and the rhinocerous. Similar evidences of man's presence and skill have been found in the miocene beds of Aurillae, with the remains of animal long since extinct; and at the Pouance, another observer, M. Belaunay, Las discovered a bone of a herbivorous cetacean of the miocene period, which bears the marks of cutting instruments, such as must have been made when the bone was in a green condition. Doubtless these faint- foreshadowiugs of man's presence in the territary will be strengthened by future discoveries, as the fir&t evidence of his existence in the later tertiary an J q-uarterwary pe riods have been. The time required for all the geolog ical changes which have taerr. place since man demonstrably entered upon the struggle for existence is simply inconceivable. The glneor trnVit late ly set to lii3 history has been over passed, and his dominion extended perhaps f.irther beyond it than it is back of life present. "We of the pres ent gem-ration," says Sir Charh s Lyell, "when called upon to make grants of t bousands of centuries in or der to explain the event of what is cafle the in.I?nt period, shrink natu rally n't first frnrh. making what seems so lavish an expenditure of past lime." Y'et, however much the imagination may take alarm at the immensity of such periods, the sternest reason de clares i hem to be necessary unless we stand ready to deny the orderly se quence" of events. The same 6ortof evidence which proves the existence of man on earth six thousand years ago proves bis presence here n& many 1874. Whole thousand years ago proves his pres ence here as many thousand centuries. THE LEU AN ON TRAGEDY' Further and Fuller Particulars Concerning the Killing of Young Breckinridge. Hi.s Murderer Escapes to Parts UlllillOWlI. Since Thursday we have obtained the following additional particulars concerning the said affair at Lebanon, in which young Breckinride lost his life. Messrs. Anderson and Breckin ridge had been spending the day together, had taken dinner together and then separated. They did not meet again until between the hours of 8 and 9 P. M,, at which time Hreckinridge and several other gen tlemen were sittting in the back room of A. Harrington's saloon, where Anderson came and spoke very pleasantly to Breckinridge and others, He asked Breckinridge to to take a drink. The latter politely thanked him, but declined, saying that he he had enough. Anderson then 6aid that, if he did not drink , he would not look upon him as his friend, adding that he did not believe that Breckinridge like him, any way. He then threatened to shoot Breck inridge, but finally became pacified and begged his pardon, saying that he (Anderson) would "get on his knees" to him if he would forgive him, which Rreckintidge very read ily did. Anderson then insisted that they should go to another saloon on the other side of the Square, which Breckenridge did very unwillingly. There Anderson a:nin endeavored to fasten a quairel on him, treading on his toe?, nnd cursing him. rinding that Breckinridge would not quarrel with him, he again begsed pardon, and proposing that they should ce ment their friendship with another drink, they walked up to the counter. Breckinridge called for a glass of beer, and resting both elbows on the counter, began slowly sipping it Anderson appeared undecided as to what he should drink, and the bar keeper sujrcested sherry wine. He said, '"Yes, I'll take some shery." The barkeeper then turned and walk ed down to the other end of the coun ter to get it, when he heard the re port of a pistol, and w heeled round in time to see Breckinridge fall. He started to him, when Anderson called out, ''Give tne 1113 drink, r:.il yotl?" The barkeeper did so, and again started to the wounded mini, when ndersou called on him for a cigar, at the same time looking down at Breckinridge and saying, 'Hallo Breck, von ain't that drunk! why- don t you get up and drink?'' He then walked out on the sine walk, and meeting a physician, said "There's a man shot down yonder. Doctor, you had better see what jou can do for him." The Doctor asked him who did it? and he very ccoJly replied "That remains to be found out." He then made his escape and has Dot since been heard from. Mr. Breckinridge was taken to the hotel and had every attention shown him, but it wis a hopeless case, his brains having been shot out, at such close range that his face was bady powder-burned. Breckinrige liv;d until half-past f o'clock Tiiursdaj afternoon. lie was a young man of great cu'ture and rare pionnse. His classmates spea of him 2s one of the most talented young n.en in the law class, of which he was a member. Ouly a day or two ago a well known gentleman in this city, stepped into a drug store where Anderson was talking to the clerk had placed befoie him on the counter, and was insisting in a lather unceremonious manner, that the clerk should go out and get finer paper. lie said he wanted to writo sonip notes and wished to ''do them up in style," as he was going to kill himself. Ibis was taken as an indication of the morbid state to which the young man's mind had been brought, possibly by strouj drink. Col. W. C. V. Breckinridge, broth er of the deceased, a.id wife, passed through here yesterday, for Labanon, where they will take charge of the body of young Breckinridge and have it conveyeu to jjexingipu to.uay. It is supposed that after Anderson had shot young Breckinridge, he fled to his brother's, Joseph Anderson's house, at Gordons.illc, fcmith Conn tv. John L. Anderson's father is a hiszhly repectable citizen of Lebanon. of which town he is now the Miyor and excellent physician. Dr. Anderson informed the Sheriff that if he. Dr. Anderson, knew where his son was he would make him the son. surrender himself. Dr. Ander son says that he would much ratker hi.s son had been killed than Bieck- inridge. 3IONKOE COUNTY A I IOCS ED. The Tellico Narrow Gaujre Itail ria! Project. The people of Monroe county are thoroughly awakened on thj s ilject of the proposed narrov gauc rail road from Tellico Plains to the line of East Tennessee, Virgi.iia and Georgia Iiailrnad A coirpiny of Tealthy Engli-h capitalists have pur chased the Tellico iron property, and propose, if proper encouragements are c.fTer.d, to improve the pr per y at once and on a large scale T! j have the finest water-poarer in the State, the Tellico river having a fall 80 feet to the mile, with rock Lot-, tonr, rock sides ai.tf abundant water. This company propose spending a million of dollars in building iron furrances, foundries and forges. They propose to manufacture largely, and 4 No. 450 No. 34. itis said the work projected by their engineers would give labor to people enough to nnke a good size I city. The company want to build an outlet fur their products, and at t lu same time build 011 a .veil- that wiii furnish the people transportation. The pro' osed road is 22 J miles, fr- ni Tellico Plains to Sweetwater. It is estimated tint the road can he built for S2"0,000. The company propose that if the county will hi ule the -a bed they will iron and eqn:p i:. Tin grading, it is said, can be dot e for 100,000. Large meetings hive been '.eh! in Madisonville and Sweetwater. The County Court, with one dissenting vote, has agreed to submit the ques tion of appropriation to the peonle. and it is now thought it will be voted and . thi road be built. KuCxiiHt Chronicle, Keep Ammonia in the Home. No housekeeper should be without a boule cf ammonia, for besides its medi cal value. its it is invaluable for househouid purposes. It is nearly as ust.fiil as soap, and its cheapness bring it within reach of all. Put a teaspoouful of ammonia to a quart of warm soap-suds, dip in a flan nel cloth and wipe oil the Uttst and llv- specks, and see tor yourself how much labor it will save. No scrubbing will be needful, it will clea.se and brigh ten silver wonderfully. To a pint of suds mix a teaspoouful of the spirits, aip 111 your silver spoons, torks, &c, rub with n brush ami polish with cha mois skins. For washing mirrors ami windows it is very desirable; put a few drops of ammonia on a piece of paper audit will reatiily take oil everj spot it lin ger mark 011 . the glass. It will take out greasy spots irom every fabric; put on the ammonia nearly clear, lay blotting paper over the place and press a hot thit-iion on it for a few moments. A few drops of water will clean laces and whiten them as well ; also muslins Then it is a most refreshing ugeut at the toilet table; a few drops in a basin of water will make a better bath than pure water, and if the skin is oily, it will remove the g.ossmcss and disa greeable ordt rs. Added to foo: I atl 8 it entirely absorbs ail noxious smell so often arising lit 111 the feet in warm weather, and nothing is hetttr lor cleaning the hair from dandrutl' and dust. For cleaning hair and haii brush es it is equally g,d. Pitt a, teaspoouful of ammonia, into one pint of water, unci shukf the brush es through the water. When they look white rinse them in water ai.d put them in the sunshine, or in a warm place to dry. 1 he dirtiest brush es will come out of this bath w hite and clean. For medicinal purposes ammo nia is always unrivaled. For thehead- ache it is a desirable stimulant! and frequent nihalii got its pungent odors will oiten entirely remove catarrhal colds. There is no better remedy for heartburn and dyspepsia, and the aro matic spiriis of ammonia is especially prepared lor these troubles. 1 en drops of it in a wine-glass 0 w titer are often a great relief. The spirits of ammonia can be taken in the auie way, but it is not as palatable. In addition to all these uses, the ef fect of ammonia on vegetation is bene ficial. If you desire roses, geraniums, fuchf-ias, &c, to become more flourish ing, you can try it upon them by ad ding live or six drops to evtry pint of warm water that you give them, but don't repeat the dose oftener than once in five or fix days, hst you stimu late them too highly. So bi sure and keep a large bottle of it in the house and have ti glass stopper for it, as it is very evanescent and also injurious to corks. Hon. Torn, Whitehead, of the Lynchburg District, got oil' a good thing from his phice in the House of rtepreser.lives Wednesday. We read : Mr. Whitehead, of Virginia, ad vocated an increase in the currency as the greatest need to the prosperity of the youth and West, The peo ple of the South, he contended, nere more loyal than those of New Erg land, because the latter said the greenback currency was a lie, while the people of the South had confi dence iu the government and would take all the money they could get. Dr. J. H. Scales, (Graduate of Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.) OFF KRS his profcsBionfil fervices to th" Citizens of Bristol ami vicinity. OFFICE oppofcite the New York Cheip Store, Dribtol. May C, '73-tf. F. J. COHASIf, asTjiouaH bailor. Plain Street, Crisiol, Dec. 3, 72- tf. Va.. fc TtX.V. Bristol Uifsincss Carfh it. A. BI&KLEY, MANUFACTUP.FJi Of all JCiJids of Tiirnllure AND UNDERTAKER. March 8, '72. tf. UNIVERSITY OF Viatel VIA . LAW DEPARTMENT. J. D Minor. LL. D., Prof Com. and Stat. I.w ; 8. O. Sonthll, LL, Pro, fcqmty and Lw-Mrrh-nt. Internal '1 Law. tc. Seif n lri;ina Oct. I. h73, and eonlttnaca tn mmtfht. Instruction by ext-bcxtls aiitd Inctnrea combined, illuotratrd lijr Moot-Con rt 'xrcif. For 'tl K""". apply (P. O. t'nWntfljr ofVa.)toWM. W aliTES tiA KEE. tec'jtmt'f. Aafati Vj advertising' RATES RATES FOR ONE YEAR. .. , Firtt inch . ' . . , $iiV0 E;ch sul ueuei.t ine!i . . . 4,00 To tii!-I tlw rnt for nhorter than, Cnt fo. the rite f r one j, ear, then fi') j rr cent of! wi.i i. ths i:te 4') per ct-r.t ."ti, " 15 " ' j.) t. l.r tix mouth tti ret -month !wc mouth one month iwc weeks one week Local ailvei t.scn.eiit?, Tranrient, M tents fer -'ne regularly . -i per line. ANNOUNCEMENTS. Tor Cungron. I.jgMutiire, or County cili-r cen. each " . . ; ... " .'.(C Town nitil Township office 1 2.50 The uhovc rates will he li-i l'y n ihered to. 'J 'rcfessicti'fl finds. Zcjal. 1. r. YDKK, a. it i.ki:i:so: YQ11K & rtJLKEliKQjf A1T(JRNEYAT LAW (;)(n.OV iiltlMCI., Vn. A Thiu. I) ISACTICK regularly in in all the I Courts in Washington county, Yji.j ami in Washington ami Sullivan coun ties. Tcnii. and attend to the collection of all claims in Southwest Vit. it E. 1 011 uessco. Okuci:, on Cumlei!and Street tlood son. Va. si-j) 1 '70-1 SI. L. BLickl. r. :. I. I:'.- ki k I Blacilej & Blacldey Vttoi'iieyss-at-Law, -a x r- Solicitors in Ghfmcefy; BRISTOL, VA. ,x iKNX. Will practice in the Curtd of Sullivan Cutter, Washington and Or cue fnuntie; Tennessee, nn: Washington, Virginia. Also, in lhe District C01.it of The Unitei State; for tiie Sotithws teni l !tt.orV. at Abingtlun. March I7-tf -A-ttonoj- at Tjaw". URISTOL, TKNN; PRACTICES in the several f.mrtcf tt? HurrounJing Counties. Pronijt attention given to the collection of rhiims, Oilier, Main Street, in Pr. I i,M.r'8 rrtt(f Store. Hep 1. 71 it. -A ttoi-noy at faw. Wn.i. prat tice in the t ui.:ity ami Cir?:ii Courts of Washir.Tton, Scott, Sniytlie ami Rnssell. Atao in the Court of Appenl and U. S. bihtrit t Court. Spcciiil ntft'):lt'.ii pr,? 1 H milK j i;n: riiptcv. nirice .Main Stnet, A lint'.:. 1 Scf. 2:My S,S. P.xrtR, i billion, V. St. I.. FrjrKi ,r, lirintol, V. i in.l.' Baxter & Giackrey, itforilCVS :it- I nV :! Sa1irHn' in CEitinrcry. Will nrtrtiio In nil tin- 'min. of Wn'.:.irl,.n eonntT, Va. , (lit! Couifof ippfMlii lit WjrtbetriHr- illKI tun I ntfH M.tt l:ll:il li'l cult tfurlr at A bit lon. J. A AYHTIS. AJTOKXEY AT LAW A.XP NOTARY WJI5MC. ESllI.E.KYlLi.i:, VA. 1")RACTICI;iii the Courts of the a-ljoit.-. in;j Counties Mini in t.-.e Superior Courts of the State, l'roni t Mtention givrn to colIoctioiiB in Southwest Va., und Eat Ten. . July 3, ls72. ly. D. F. Daii.kv. V I), y'l K'rSKK T Bailey & HeCi'Oskejv A ft '"" K f JwifufW Ut.j u w.. WwilwlkwiMf Blil.STOU TKNN., & VA. Attend all the Court irH Sullirafj ani, Washington - ( Virtii.t, Ti :in., Was j.ington.' an I Scott, Va.: mi.J Felcrul Court at Knox ville find ALi::'!n. A n. 12 ly IT. fit rRESTQF, ATTORNEY AT LA"W. A r, IN fJ DON, VA. PRACTICES in all the Court g of Wash , inton and RtiPsell cntmt'ex.' Circuit ConrtH of Scott (ir.il Lets, oi 1 In KctlI cour: at Abi!-lo-n. !.(,. vtO- tf. f. V. IV3jri;!t. U. L. York. A, Vcikeraoit MmX, Ytri & Ftaf.- Attorneys at Jw, nillSTOL, TKSSESSZK. 11 ILL practice in nil the CoiirtH of Sul- T liT.-m anl Wnfliinton Counties, in' the Supreme Court of the State, and CniteJ States Comt at Knoxrille. All claims col lected. July Il'73tf. Attorney at Law AND flKNERAL COLLECTING AG TNT w. .',. n rr Will be in regular attendance on th court of Tazewell, .the c.rcuit court of Washington an I Ui-vell conntiest and Federal court at Abinnd.'in. ISi-ee-ial attention jriven to the claims t! creditors oinst bankrupt lr ; Federal court at Abingdon. 7)C)ll(ll.- O.GRAtiT.M. D., H.D. S.- Can be found dt his OF' e every Sat u r day. --Ofliec on Main Street, opposite Pepper'" Dni Siore. March .tl, n:4.-tl. W. F FOWLER D. D. S CilKi:.VI IE, TEN'N Y7TLL fiirni.-h pntial or full cett of f .Tkktii act--roil i; to tl.e most iinproT e l method, an I wVt rc j a: ; it cai.uot virtit l.isi'flice, will e.t'l an l t..ke nipr'.-rwimi',' t il inn ami Extracting, done, am! j If t rk . u nutecd. No woi kj u!iuitctl except tor Cnt-h. Sept tl. 17 TIT?- nTTTJTT. llesulrnt l)rufit C8?TT ? P.RIST.d., TENN. OFFICE over K:m. .V Iln... Zii StorV Jan. 53. '72, If. rcnU frb l'.'TI.