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TUESDAY, MAY. 5, 1874.
OUU RICHMOND LETTER.
Richmond, Va.
April 29, 1S74. J
Another day and Jlichmond will,
for a while, be as dry as has for several
days been her reservoir The Sena
tors and Delegates drawn from every
quarter of the State have invested the
city with a life and an interest which
it cannot again possess until Decem
ber shall bring them back again. Al
ready I see them at every spare mo
ment packing their trunksand making
their purchases for their return.
The last hours of the session have been
hours of work. Vast numbers of bills
are rushed to their destiny in the two
houses, and talk is no more the rule
but the exception. Yet rapid as has
been, and is, the process, the vaiious
bills are scanned closely, as it is well
known that some of them have ser
pents coiled beneath their surface.
The appropriation, bill has probably
been tho work of too much haste.
Tho Tenitentiary gets eighty-eight
thousand, besides the amount yet un
exhausted. This institution is cer
tainly self-sustaining, iu this, that it
has become so strong and its benefi
ciaries are so well fed that it cp.nrot be
abated rs a nuisance. The Senate
ngreed to lease it to responsible par
tits, but the House proved subservient
to the ring and the bill failed. Thus
the State must be saddled with this
drain, as it has been in the pant. ,The
discussion alone of thi? question was
prolonged and costs us an additional
futn. The time spent upon the tax
bill is taid to have cost the State
$r,o,ooo.
Yesterday the House spent $400 in
reducing the appropriation bill SoOO,
which was much after the fashion of
the man who ran fourteen miles in
fifteen days and never looked behind
him.
The Cumberland (Jap R. R. question
Itas consumed much time and unlets
die question be set at rest, once for all,
it bids fair to cost as much in the dis
cussion as in the construction. Both
lionets are a unit almost, in the deter
mination to forbid its being bult un
less a connection with Kentucky roads
be liit as-ured. Such a bill has al
ready parsed both houses, but in the
louse of Delegates, Ould's amend
ment was tacked on by a majority of
but one vote, but the Senate defeated
it by an overwhelming vote and sub
stituted therefor the authorization of
the A. M. & O. Co., on the evei t of a
lyihiic of assurance of being met by
Kentucky within about two and a
half years, to use, as a last and only
prop r resort, the three and a half
niillioi s in otherwise developing and
extending the line. In this shape Mio
bih got s back to the House, where it
M ill probably be reached to-day, and it
is very likely to pass and become a
law. The matter u ill stanu thus;
Kentucky litis notice that unless with
in two and a half years she will give
ik the opportunity of spending this
money lu reaching her. We empow
er the Company to spend it in reach
ing other people. How we could do
vither less or more than this I am un
title lu gee, and 1 think time will de
velopc and display the wisdom and
propriety of this course.
Gee. Kemper is over run with bills
whicfii he must examine and either
:.approve or veto, I presume the veto
-.will be sparingly used, but Petersburg
seeraa now very anxious that he should
use it on the Tax bill. He has been
dining the msrjlbers of the legislature,
taking & portion of them each day.
The Speaker announced ..Messrs.
Richmond, Longley, and Brooks of
Chesterfield, as lle committee on the
part of the Houe.'to go to Kentucky
for the purpose, pf ascertaining the
prospect for a connection at' Cumber
land Gap with our proposed Va'. & Ky.
It I?. MVnsra Iri4!imrtv of T ,f(
and Pen n, of Patrick, were appointed
on the part of the Sonate. These five
gentleman will visit Kentucky during
the 'vacation and report at the next
sesson. They are to serve without
pay ot expense to the State
The Danville R. R. must pass under
the rod of taxation. Tbenicasure has
passed the House and will doubtless
pass the Sei:ate to-day. Both gauges
are preserved from this cJty to Burk
ville and is narrowed from Burkville
to Danville, but before doing so it
must submit to taxation at the end of
five years. The tax is said to amount
to about $S,000 per annum, and the
removal of the rail from Burkville to
Dauville and the new one from Burk
ville to Richmond will cost the com
pany some $70,000. But as the Com
pany inanoevered the State out of
over a million and a qoarter of dol
lars, it can stand the tar.
As this desultory letter progresses
tho prospect of an extra session begins
to cloud or brighteu. the sky. The
pressure for a veto is very strong and,
terrible as may be the remedy, if the
tux bill is iniquitous in its discrimina
tions, it had better be remedied.
I. SEE.
Thk Legislature is no more, for
a season. After four months of
work, the members have returned
to their constituents to avrait their
verdict "What that verdict will
be, no man can yet say. Certain
it is that much him been doe,
which might have been better done,
and some which Lad better have
been let alone, and the members
will, at the end of eight more
months, return wiser as to the pop-
VOLUME IX.
ular will, if not wiser as to the pop
ular service.
The Tax bill will bring sweat
from the brow of labor, and groans
from the heart of trouble. The
feature of it which has doubled the
tax on merchants, is certain to ex
cite and inflame that useful and in
dispensable class of our people. It
has been asserted that it will tend
to destroy the wholesale trade in
our cities and drive our merchants
to foreign ones. The odious
stamp tax was very properly de
feated in the House, after it had
passed the Senate. But will be
impossible to pass upon the whole
work of the Session, until it can
be carefully and patiently exam
ined and this the people will do,
beforo we shall have another one.
Gkegoky of the Petersburg In
dex Appeal, permits us to believe
that we made a happy escape from
cremation when we. left the
Cokade city, yet a day or two later
he actually got Joe Evans to apply
for an enlargement of Blandford
Cemetery, 60 we presume the Pe
tersburgers intend just to bury a
man and afterward burn him. I
Gregory doesn't quit ink-rc-mat-ing
with Joe Evans, we mean to
Lave him deposed from the I. A.
It is a curious thing that Rich
mond has been for a week without
water, owing to the heavy rains and
floods. And this too when the
Senators and delegates were driest
But so it is, and her people say it
is all because the turbid Tames sub
merged her water works
The angry Gods of the Seasons
have declared an armistice for the
burial of the dead hopes of our
young month of May.
"COLORED RIGHTS."
Slato Gathering of the Clans of
Attic to Consider Their Po
litical Status.
The Slate Convention called by the
colored voters, meets in this city to
day. Up to this writinir, ihe prospect
for a liberal attendance from a distance
does not seem llattering, but some of
the managers here state that they are
expecting large additions by this
muruing's trains. A Banner reporter
in search of information as to the ob
jects contemplated by the convention,
encountered the following explana
tions from a few of the prominent and
more influential colored leaders last
night.
Henry Harding, one of the callers of
the convention, says: "The main
point to be discussed by that body, is
the urgent necessity of the colored vo
ters throughout the State sticking to
gether and forming what might be
termed a 'balance of power' between
the two parties, and stand ready to
vote with that party that will award
them their fullest rights, and make a
pro rata division of emoluments. The
body will probably offer resolutions in
dorsing a candidate for Governor."
These sentiments were indorsed by
other prominent colored men. boh of
Nashville and from the rural districts.
The cue to their action may be taken
from a speech made by Nelson Walker
before the County Convention on the
11th of April, in which, among other
things, he said :
"The Republican party in Tennes
see owed to the colored people ah it
had gained, it was owing to their
votes that seven Congressmen from
this State are now enjoying the offi
cial robes in which they were en-
It is possible that the colored "voters
contemplate a furling of their, former
political sails, and spreading .a full
canvass to catch some of the coming
breeze. , , " -,
Among the delegates who arrived
yesterday was W. B. Scott, Sr., for
merly of this city, and at present se
nior proprietor of the Maryville Re
publican, published iu Blount Coun
ty, He takes a very clear-headed aud
sensible view of the colored situation.
The recent letter of Garritt Smith on
tbe subject of civil rights contains
some suggestions that he thinks are, in
the main, sound.
lie thinks it would be manifestly
impolitic on the part of the people of
his raee to insist upon mixed schools,
and while asking a recognition of the
simple civil and political rights which
Amei lean citizenship entitles them to,
to look to no siugle partisan organiza
tion for justice in that direction. He
will go as far as any other colored citi
zen in demanding of political parties a
guarautee of civil rights, but not to
the extent of that vaulting ambition
which o'er leaps itself. And while he
claims the republican right to vote for
Democrat or Republican, 8s suits his
inclination, he thinks the colored peo
ple should stand together until their
rights are assured. As a body, he
says, we represent so many votes.
Being in a minority, let us place them
where they will do the most good ;for
ourselves with the least harm to our
neighbor. Instead of farming them
out unconditionally to keep one set of
politicians in office, we might be open
to sealed proposals, for a change," and
see if we can't do as well, if not better.
yash viUe liannrr, April 28f A.
While Mr. Daniel Graham, of Al
abama, was praying in church the
other Sunday, his revolver went of and
lodged a bullet in his leg The wear
ing of revolvers to church is certainly
a verv graceful habit, and may be"
corne a very useful one where the
preacher is" disposed to fool around
his text for more than two hours and
a half, but wearer should see that
the weapon is one of the sort that
won't go off until told to do so.
Cour. Jour. . ;
BRISTOL, VIRGINIA
TIIE JEWS.
BT JCLIA M.EAHAXTS C A ESS WEI. I..
How many coldly pnsii them by
Or, mayhap, idly Biieer ! -But
deep emotions throng my heart
When Israel's song appear.
Far down in the distant vale of time
My busy fancy flies,
When Salem's warlike sons went forth
To deeds of rich emprise.
The land of Beanty and of Song,
Unrivled Palestine !
Where Sharon's Hose burst into bloom,
And honey blent with wine.
What docs not mankind owe to her,
When like an amulet,
She hung upon the Pagan world
A diamond cased ia jetlr. . IIt - -
The very laws that guide our feet g ; "
Through every blooming zbne"
Were itt her sacred courts preserved rr-' '"'
On blocks of uolid stone.' '.U . ... . ,
Nor ia tti-Liaa JaUaUdeary- -
His march is stately .yet, - .
And many a star of beauty beams -
In Israel's coronet.
Her dark-eyed daughters still are fair,
Her eons are stalwart still
Their arms stretch forth for every prize,
Nerved with an iron will.
Their names are written proud and high.
In Music and in Art,
And Fame no wide arena boasts
Where they bear not a part.
Through forums and through senate halls
Their silvery accents roll,
And with Isaiah's burning fire
Enchant the human sou?.
And Ju;lah seeps to bear aloft
Aladdin's wondrous lamp.
While earth, reponsiva, yields her gems
W here Judah's exiles tramp.
Although they roam without a land
From Salem darkly hurled
Her princes rule, with mneic han l
The coffers of the world 7 -
They are a power The gentiles feel
In every throbbing core '
The strange influence of that trib" "
Which roams creation o'er. - . ;.
Imperial race ! thy Fpleud0rs cilt
The glimmering dawn of Time
When earth lay blushing in the ms
Of Eden's goldon prime.
And brighter yet the flames shali Vise
Where Salem's altars stand - -
Time's last great act shall char .i. ' i,
Iu our Ucdcciuer'a Land hC WOrU
inflation Vetoed.
Senate Dili Ifeturned by' the
President. Unapproved.
His Reason Why he Withholds
His Signature.
Washington, April 22. The
Cabinet was in session from half-past
1 1 until nearly 2, and finances were
the single subject of discussion. '
MESSAGE SEXT TO THE SENATE,
At 2 :20 General Babcock, Private
Secretary of the; President,. -delivered
the message to the Senate, .which
was read immediately at the request
of Senator Conkling.
. TEXT OK THE MESSAGE,
The following is the President's
veto message : ,
To the Senate of United States:
Jlerewits I return Senate bdl Xo.
G'27. entitled an act to fix the amount
of United States notes and- circu'a
timi of National banks a.d for othjec
purposes, without my approval. In
doing so, I must express my
KEGKET
at not being able to give my assent
to a matter which has received the
sanction of a majority of the Legis
latures chosen by the people to make
laws for their guidance, and I have
studiously sought- to find sufficient
arguments to justify such assent, but
unsuccessfully. "
I W HAT IT MEANS. , ;
Practically it is a question whether
the measure under discusion would
give an additional dollar to the
irredeemable paper currency of the
country or, not, and whether by
refunding three fourth of the reserves
to be retained by banks, and prohib
iting interest to be received on the
balance, it might not prove a con.
traction. Hut the' fact cannot be
concealed that theoretically the bill
1XCKEASES PATEU CIRCULATION ONE
. HCNDRED MILLIONS .
of dollars, less only, the amount, of
reserves restrained from circulation
by the provisions of the second sec
tioo. The measure has been sup
ported on the theory that it would
give increased circulation. It is a
lair inference, therefore, that if in
practice the measure should fail to
create the abundance of circulation
expected of it, the friends of the
measure particularly those out of
Congress, would clamor for such in
flation as would give .the expected
relief. The theory, in my belief,
is
A DEPAUTUEE
from the true principles of finance,
rational interest, national obligations
to creditors. Congressional promises,
party pledges on the part of both
political parties, and of the personal
views ond promises made by me in
every aunual message sent to Con
gress,' and ia each inaugural address,
fti my annual message to Congress in
December, 1869, the following pas
sages appear: "Among the evils
growing out of the rebellion , and
not yet referred to, is that of an
irredeemible currency. It is an evil
which I hope will receive your most
earnest attention. It is your duty,
and the highest duties of the Gov
ernment, to secure the citizen a
medium of exchange of fixed, un
varying value. This implies a return
to specie payment, and no substitute
for it can be devised, It should be
commenced now, aud reached at the
earliest practicable moment consis
tent with a fair regard to the interests
of the debtor class.
IMMEDIATE RESUMPTION,
if practicable, would not be desirable.
It would compel the debtor class to
pay, beyond their contracts, the
premium on gold at the date of their
purchase, and would bring bankruptcy
and ruin to thousands. Fluctuations,
& TENNESSEE. TUESDAY MAY 5,
however, in the paper value of the
measure of all values, gold, is detri
mental to the interest of trade. It
makes the man of business an
involuntary gambler; for in all sales,
where future payment is to be made,
both parties speculate as to what will
be the value of the currency to be
paid and received. I earnestly re
commend to you then such legisla.
tion as will insure a gradual return
to specie payments, aud put an im
mediate stop to fluctuations in the
value of currency." I still sdhere
to the views then expressed, As
early as December 4, 1865,' the
Ilou'fe of Representatives passed a
resolution, by a vote of 144 yeas to 6
nays, concurring in the views of the
Secretary of the Treasury, in relation
to the neccessity of a contraction of
the currency, with a view to as early
a resumption of specie payments as
the business interests of the country
will permit, and - pledging conserva-.
tive action to this end as speedily; as
possible, ' The first act passed by the
Forty-first Congress on the 18th lay
of March, 18C9, was as follows. An
act to strengthen.the public credit of
the United States;, lie it enacted,
etc.. That iu ordr to rcmovea any
doubt as to the purpose "of the Gov
ernment to discharge all its - obliga
tions to the pubtic. creditors, and to
settle conflicting question's- and
interpretations of the law by -irtue
of which such obligations have been
contracted, it is heieby provided and
declared that the faith of the United
States is solemnly" pledged to the pay
ment, in coin'or its ' equivalent, of
all the ouligations of .the United
States ,and of'all the interest-bearing
obligations, except in - cases where
the law authorizing the "issue, of any
such obligations has expressly ' pro
vided that the same may t be paid in
lawful money ..or in others Currency
than gold and silver, but not of said
interest-bearing obligations not al
icady due, shall be redeemed or paid
before maturity, unless at such time
as the United States notes' shall be
convertible into coin ' at the opt'o i
of the holder; or unless at such - time
bonds of the United States bearing
a lower rale of interest than bonds to
be redeemed, can be sold at par iu
coin. . The United States also solemnly
j. ledges its faith to make provision at
the earliest practicable period for the
redemption of United Slates- notes
in coin. This act still "remains as a
continuing pledge of the fate of the
United States to make provision at
the earliest practicable moment - for
the redemption of the United States
notes in coin A 'declaration con.
tained in the act of June 20, 18C4.
created au obligation that the ' total
amount of United Sates notes issued,
or to be issued, should never exceed
four hundred millions of dollars.
The amount in actual circulation was
actually reduced to three hundred
and fifty-six millions of dollars, at
which point Ciiress passed the act
of February 4. I.SC8. suspending the
further reduction of the currency.
Tie
FOUTY-FOUIt MILLIONS '
have ever been regarded as a reserve,
to be used only in case of emergen
cies, such as have occared on several
occasions, and must occur when from,
any cause,; the .'revenues 1U below
the expenditures j Such a -reserve is
neccessary", because' the' fractional
currency, amounting to fifty millions,
is redeemable in legal tender on call.
It may be said that such a return of
FRACTIONAL CURRENCY
for redemption is impossible, but let
steps be taken for return to. a specie
basis, and it will be found that silver
will take the place of fractional cur
rency as rapidly as it can be supplied.
When the premium on gold reaches
a sufficiently low point, with the
amount of United States notes to be
issued permanently, - within proper
limits.aud the Treasury4e so strength
ened as to bo able to redeem in coin
on demand, it will then be safe ta
inaugurate a system of
! FREE BANKING,
with such provision as to take com
pulsory redemption . of circulating
notes of "banks in coin or United
States notes themselves. redeemable
and made equivalent to coin. As a
measure preparatory to free banking,
or for placing the Government , .in a
condition to redeem its notes in -coin
at the earliest practicable moment,
the revenues of the country should
be increased so as to pay the current
expenses, . provide for the sinking
fund required by law, and a'so a
surplus to be retained in the treasury
in gold. I am not a believer iu any
artificial method of making paper
money equal to coin when coin is
now owned or held ready to redeem
the promises to pay, for
PAPER MONEY IS NOTHING MORE
THAN. PROMISES
to pay, and is valuable exactly .in
proportion to the amount of coin that
it can be converted into. , While coin
is not used, a circulating medium, or
the currency of the country, ., is . not
convertible into it at par. - It becomes
an article of commerce . as much as
any other prodoet, and the surplus
will seek a foreign market as will any
other surplus. The balance of trade
has nothing to do with the question.
The duties on imports being required
in coin create a limited demand for
gold, and about enough to satisfy
that demand remains ift the country.
To increase this supply I see co way
open but by the Government hoarding
through means above given, and
possibly by requiring the National
banks to aid it. It is claimed by
advocates of the measures herewith
returned , that there is an .
UNEQUAL DISTRIBUTION
of the banking capital of the country.
I was disposed to give great weight
to this view of tbe question at first,
tut ou reflection it will be remember
ed that there still temains four mil
lion dollars of authorized bank sote
circulation assigned to States hav
ing less than their quota of bank
circulation, and have the option of
twenty-five millions more to be taken
from those States having more, than
their proportion. When this " is all
taken up. or "when specie payments
are fully restored . or are in rapid
process of restoration, will be the
time to consider tbe question of more
currency.
U. S Grant.
Executive Manson,
April, 22, 1874.
ARKANSAS.
THE BLESSINGS OF TWO GO
VERNORS ANI A GANG
" OF HOKSE-TIIIEVES. .
ft
Baxter Exhumes a Confed C4
' Pounder Iteady for Actiou.
Both Parties Expecting Iiein-
. forcements.
Washington, April 27. Governor
Baxter, of Arkansas, has telegraphed
President Grar t as follows :
! It is not true I have declared mar
tial law outside of Pulaski County.
Nothing has. been done on my- part to
prevent a peaceable settlement by tha
Legislature. I only want to protect
)nyself until that is done. . , i ; ' : '
. Little Hock, April 27, There is
no material changes between the two
belligerent'Governors, or the United
States forces. The Baxter men to-day
removed an .old seine piece from the
lower end of town, when! it- was used
by the Confederate forces during the
war, and stationed it at the corner of
Marhatn and Scott streets. It is a
G4-POUNDER,
and has been cleaned ready for action.
Baxter's forces were increased by the
arrival of one. company from Hem
stead County to-day. . .
A portion of Jirooks' forces now oc-
cupy the Benjamin Block, opposite the
State House, and were drilling to-day.
Both sides are .
: EXPECTING RE-IXFORCEMENT3
to-ni;ht. The people generally seem
to. be satisfied that the Legislature
should settle the pending difficulty,
though the Brooks side say the Legis
lature, will, not meet in obedience to
Baxter's call. ;Col. O'Sullivan, of
Brooks' side, w ho was wounded in the
skirmish. Tuesday last, is getting on
finely, and hopes are entertained of
his recovery, Each side sent
DELEGATIONS TO' WASHINGTON, ;
to present their side of the question.
At Boughton, on the Cairo and Fulton
lta lroad, one hundred miles below
this city, fifteen citizens followed a
. " GANG OF1IOKSE THIEVES,
and on Sunday got into a fight with
them and killed three ami lost one of
their 4vn men by being killed, and
had another wounded.
Sr. Louis, April L'7. The Demo
crat' Little Rock special says the la
test adviees from I'ine Bluff are that
Colonel While still holds the court
house and has selx'ed the telegraph
office, and under the martial, law,
which he has declared in that county,
will conscript the people.
Major General Barton, Baxter's
C' nimiinder of the Eastern District,
arrived there and commenced arrest
ing prominent citizens. The dispatch
ulso says it is expected martial law
will be declared in Pope. Johnson,
Hempstead and other counties under
Baxter's sanction, and that it. ia be
lieved to be a .
i DEEP LAID SCHEME
to obtain money, as, the sheriffs of
these couuties have just completed the
collection of taxes, and the money is
still in. their hands, preparatory to
making up; their accounts with the
State Treasurer. . :
" Special Tel. Corr. Courier-Journal.
7 Wasi iyoTOxy Apri f 28. TheTresi
dent is 'reported to have stated some
days ago i:i reference to the Arkansas'
difficulty, that he w as ready to respect
a decision! tnade. whether "by the Su
preme Court of the State, or by the
Legislature, and that the Legislature
should receive , protection when it as
sembles. If this pledge be redeemed,
the threat of Brooks' partisans to dis
perse the Legislature, the decision in
favor of Baxter will be reaffirmed.
DECISION OF TIIE SUPREME COURT.
The decision of the Supreme Court
in the case of the State of Arkansas vs.
Klisha Baxter, upon the relation of
Joseph . Brooks' quo warranto, is as
follows. -
Under this constitution, the deter
mination of the quection as to wheth
er a person exercising the" office of
Governor had been duly elected or not.
is vested exclusively in the General
Assembly of that State, and neither
this nor any other State court has ju
risdiction to try a suit in relation to
such . a contest, be the mode or form
what; it may, whether at the suit of
the Attorney-general or on the rela
tion of a claimant through him, or by
an individual alone claiming a right to
the office. Such issue should be made
before the General Assembly. It is
their duty to decide, and i.o other tri
bunal can determine the question.-
We are of opinion that this court
has no jurisdiction to hear and deter
mine a writ of .quo-warranto for the
purpose of renderingajudgment of ous
ter against the chief Executive of this
State, and the right to rile an infor
mation and issue a writ' for that pur
pose is denied.
-This decision was made by three of
the four-judges of the Supreme Court,
and nullifies any pretended title of
Brooks under tbe deeTte of a subordin
ate court.
MEXICAN BARBARITY,
An American Divine Moat Urn
lally Jlitrdcred.
Particulars ( the Inhuman
Ti ralmenl f Rer. Dr,
Walters.
New York, April 27. Rev. Daniel
T. Wntklns, Protestant missionary
at Guadalo Jara, Mexico, has ad
dressed a leiur tr the Seeretary of the
Aiwrfcnn Board of Foreign Missions
giving an account of the murder of
Mr. Stephens. He says Mr. Stephens
had been In the hay loft but a few mo
menls when a furious throng entered
wbere he had taken refuge. Seeing
soldiers in the crowd he ran to meet
them, thinking they had come to bis
help, and when be cried, "Protect me,
protect me," they replied, "They
1874.
Whole
come, they- come !" and at the same
time the soldiers aud othera discharged
muskets and other fire arms on the be
loved brother, killing him instantly.
One shot entered his eye and several
in his breast, and as soon as tne vn
lians reached him thej used their
swords, cutting his head literally to
pieces, and taking tne brains out, K is
said, with sticks. Ttiey atterwara
ROBBED III3 BODY
of every article he had on, and his
house of everything lie uaa. mey
took all bis books and turned tnem in
a oublic rdaee. A small English Bi
ble, that was In the martyr's hand
when he died, shared the same fate.
and lest the awful crime should fail to
prove their utmost barbarity, they en
tered the church and announced the
u'eed well done by ringing twice a mer
ry peal of bells.
Washington epccinl to N. Y. Tribune.
TIIE NEW PLAN.
Proposed Change in the Mbde
of Electing President and
Yiee President
The Senate committee on Privileges
and Elections will soon make a unan
imous report in favor of a Constitution
al amendment changing the method
of electing President and .Vice-President
of the United States. The plan
recommended will be substantially
that proposed by Senator Morton,
with which newspaper readers are al
ready familiar. It proposes to divide
each State into districts corresponding
to or of a similar character with the
president Corgressional Districts.
Each one of these districts is to have
one vote for president, the result of
which fhall be certified to the Secre
tary of State by the proper election
officers. In addition to this each
State is to be allowed two votes, which
shall be counted either for the candi
date having a majority of the votes
cast in the state, or for him who car
ries a majority of thedistricts. Anoth
er feature of the proposed legislation
is a provision for a tribunal to adjudi
cate all question arising out of an elec
tion for the office of President and
Vice-President. Tliere is no present
indication of a long discussion "on this
proposed amendment. Tho commit
tee, as has already becri "stated, are
unanimous in its favor, and if there is
any division in the Senate when the
question.eomes up it wilt be- upon the
manner 'of accomplishing the ohje-1
sotsght, and not upou the necessity of
the reform proposed.
The Life of a Female Circus
ltidcr. A young wonian who rides horse
back in a circus has .communicated
her biography to a reporter of the Bal
timore American, who publishes its
mysteries. She appears, by his report,
to b'e more refined than Miss Josephine
Sleary aud her associates, in "Hard
Times," and she certainly earns a lar
ger salary, in a week than the lady who
married ,the celebrated Mr. E. W. B.
Childers did iu a year. The reporter
describes her as "a young and pretty
girl, with an iunoceut, artless manner,
but Willi a-quiet consciousness that
she is able to take care of herself ;
dressed very elegantly in a black vel
vet basque and silk dress made in the
finest style, and with very little jewel
ry about her." She is the daughter of
a celebrated circus rider who was for
merly the leading attraction at Ast
ley's ; receives one hundred and fifty
dollars a week; in nine months has
only fallen from her horse twice ; had
her arm broken in two places long ago
by u fall ; designs all her own costumes;
and thinks that F'ench female riders
as a class have the most reckless aban
don, but English women most endu
rance. The reporter inquired whether
circus people have any '-religious feel
ing," and was told in reply that jump
ing through hoops did not prevent her
froratrying to do good, aud that she
was a inemucr ef a church and in good
standi ng. . . . - .
A retired physician writes, "How
does it happen that, amid the ever
lasting cry ag nst r n'.en A ,wenev
er hear a word against its sister evil,
gluttony? I think I can assert with
truth that, in a lor.g practice, three
have died among my patients from
over.eatinjr, where one has died from
drink. Whence come ' Apoplexy,
paralysis, dyspepsia, and a host of
other diseases, but from too much
and too rich ; food taken under the
most imprudent circumstances. And
yet we hear of no society formed to
prevent this growing vice. Al matt
eats until he drops down and -expires
with apoplexy by the road side, when
up comes the coroner w ith a jury of
twelve ,ood men and true, who pro
nounce a verdict, Died from intemper
ance." So he did, but what kind of
intemperance was it? I have heard
more than one minister in the - pulpit
expatiate with great vehemence
against the sin of drunkenness, whose
very appearance was proof, positive
that he was pre-eminently guilty of
gluttony,"
' The Roman Catholics of New Bruns
wick are moving strongly for separate
schools, and have prepared an address
to the Queen on the subject'
SEABOARD INSUR
iANCE COMPANY,
-OF NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.
Walter H. Taylor,
President.
V. Talbot Walke,
Secretary.
DIHECTORS-
CI., lW.
. W. Hrt.ton,
I..- Berll-y.
Wm. If. Wbit.
Jno. L. Kipr,
W. A. H. Trlor.
J.Yf. Whitehall,
K. n Chinbr!aiiie,
Wm. U. Owttbwey,
Jno. T- Hill.
Kicharl Tylr,
Wi. U. return.
F. M. UymM,
Jno. Good, Jr.
CAPITAL, $150,000 CASB.
The Stockholders embrace themos
successful business men of Souiusid
Virginia.
: I. C. FOWLCfl, Agrnf,
Coodsou, Va-
Nov. 11-Cm.
No. 452 No. 36.
DE1TISTRY.
Dr. J. H. Scales,
(Graduafe of Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.)
O
FFETlS his professional services to tlie
Citizens of Bristol and Ticiuity.
OFFICE opposite tbe Sew York Clieap
Store, Brietol. May 6, '73-tf.
F. I. COHAHU,
asfrumaHf bailor.
Itlaiu Street, Ilrist!.
Dec. 3. 72 -if. Va., Si TeXX.
Zirislot Business Card.
IT. A. IUCKLEY,
MANUFACTURER
Of all ICinds of Furniture
AND
UNDERTAKER.
March S, '72, tf.
UV.M i; RS1TY OF VIKGIM.4
LAW DEPARTMENT. -
J. B Minor, I,T,. D., Prof Com. nt Sl. T.w : S.
O. SoutbiUl, Lu, I)., l'rnf. Eqtiily iijid Lw-Merrh-nt.
Internal 'I Lw, rte. rn-kn hf-giti I'rt. I.
S73, hiiJ cniritinnr nine ninMl. Inrlruetlnii by
txt-lwks audi IrcturrH combined, illimtrittcd ly
Moot-Conn exirvhi. For lal. .. applv IV.
O. Tniv-rfcily of V.lto WJ1. W tHT KS tiA Kill.
8ee'ye'y.
) Align. 119
PREMIUM ...
C1WOMO.
Garden and Fit wer Seed.
Before ordering elsewhere send for
Catalogue, which is now ready and
will be mailed gratis on application.
Uur uiiromo. LIUI llorhts," a
beautiful Parlor Ticture pronounced
JHugcH a success. Is now sent free to
all who favor us with orders to the
amount of Five Delia r.
Chase Brothers Woodwari,
. beedsmen, Rochester,
Jan. 13 '74-tf
N. Y
EMORlf & HENRY COLLEGE
VIEGrNIA.
milGSrr.ING SESSION oftl.is wiJely-
J known A ri'l ixir.nlnr Institution bejinu
on tlm 2'Jtii of January next, and eWes on
the 17th of June, : which id Commencement
day. Iu riew of the present finnnciul le-
precbion. we now make thin Iiler:tl offer:
Far oiie IIiiiilrrI Dollars paid
In advailCf, we will give, for one entire
session of 20 week? , to any btu Jcntin
the Collegiate, Scientific or linuneH courre
hid Doiir.l nt the liyars IloUfO, (now re
ducel to flO ir month.) Tuition, Fuel,
Room-rent, Washinjr, Library ami Contin
gent Fees. In the Preparatory department
the charged will lie even Utrf. Loir.1 it the
Fulton IloiirO and in private families may
be oht;iineJ at ino-lcrute though at Komemhat
more advanced rates. The advantaged now
offered here to those fecking thorough col
legiate training and culture,' were never
exceeded in our previous history, sb thooe
best acquainted with the school will testify.
If you dc-gire further information, write to
K. K. U II.KY, President.
i '' Emory 1. O. Va.
July 1st IS73 9m.
Eclectic Magazine
, OF
Foreign Literature, Sricoce, and Ar'
1874. :
, (THIRTIETH YEAR.)
. Science.
TO lhi' i!prtmeiif, th ECT.F.CTtO glrc W
gr pai than uny otn-r t-in in tl
world no! xemtrely ntrni&e. It not only
prrnr-ritx from month lo iiionih nmpl reroril of
diiM'iri.ry mid InT'iilioii. but ?(hr. from the
wlinU Hrld of forijiir rarrnt lilrmtnr lb b.l
rticlr of tbr- wtwt amlinrnlxtir tiitnkrre and
writer i i-f nrh inrii m Vrf. 11 nxlcy und. Tyn
dall. Kit-hard Praetor, B. A.. Prof, inren, Dr. W.
H. rpttilr. Max Mnllr. and Mr. J. .forman
Ltckyrr, all of whom have been reprcamtod in re
cent iaaar of the Magazine.
Literature.
Tlio Eri.KrTIO atan flnda room for an array Ire
tractive and entertaining articlea In general 1 iter
ator which ia .orpi.aed by none of tbe litera
,y mor.lbliea. i'.t aeroction are made from all lb
kni;lih periodical, and ocraaionally froiathnae ef
France and 'Irrmany, and cortr a literal n re Incom
parably richer and more productive than any olhei
to which the reader nn find aceeaa. A elae of
writera contrtbnte to Ihe Kii;liah magazine and
newapapeia aorh aa aeldom appear In Aaaerlcan
periodical", and the be.t of Ibe.e Kxan, Reviewa,
iketchca, C'ritic'.awa, are reproduced In the ci.c
Ttc. .
Fiction.
Tbe Fei.tfTir, wlthnat (rlrln? ndf? pronifn
ec to Ihia department, off era ii read.ra the lint
aerial etria tn be bad, tojethr with the ahnrt
atorie for which the Kngllalt magazine kitt a
bigh tad deaervad reputation.
Editorial Department.
Tie Editorial lejKrtnient are I.lTaaJaT JCoTl
rin, dealli g with the hooka pnbli.li.-d at borne;
PoBKiq '.iriia tav SoTKa, giving the freaheat In-f3-mation
abnnt literary matter" abroad ; Ecic.vrc,
whlehj eopplemenNt the lm ft ariiele with brief
parag Diibs covering tin whole acicmifif field ; ami
in VaeiKTira will be lonmf ehmee r-adh-tc cul
led from aeir bor4 and foreign joffrnaia. Xu tlhrr
Eclectic pfbl ictttion attempt any tkiaglitc th'tr
department.
Steel Engravings.
Each nnniber contain" a Fine ft.rl Enrprnring on
anme eobject. of general linVeat nasally a
portrait and each yeaf'a volnmea contain twee
: or more o Iheaer etmraving, which execated In
' the beat iiranner If the beat arflUila. Tbaae engra.
vlnga are of permanent valne, and add grealiy to
tbe attractive iteea of Ike Jagazlne,
"The alar of Ihe RcLHrrw la to be In'trnetivt
without brmejdnll, and enierritrniog villiont being
trlval : and rt will N found India peDeahle U all
tboae eeadera who endeavor to keep op with the va
ried intellectul activity of the tiam.
TF R f S Single enpee, 4"i eenta ; Mm rrpy one
year, '; fwneopk .me year , live roploa one
year. 2o. Agent Wanted to get tip club". Ad
dreae, , b. rn.Tox, roHhv,
toft Falton Street .eW-TeTk.
GRUBBS & DEAT0N"
t the old Sirrcrr Shop
BRISTOL, TEXX
MANUFACTURERS- of Carriaoks,
Waoonb, B;t;iESr kriuyG and J:r
SS.T Waogosb. Repairing of all kind
done promptly. All work, warranted, and
all odera promptly attended to.
, April 14 tf.
Professional Cards.
Legal.
- -. . . . ... ,. M
L I. YOBK, A. Fri.KEKSO-
A1TORIJEY AT LAW
GOOUSO.V-llKISTOI Xm. A Tena.
PRACTICE regularly in in nil the
Courts in Wa.-liiiigtoii ronnty, V.
and in Ynhin;tnn and Sullivan eoun
ties. Ten n. and attend to the collect''"
of all claims in South wot Va. fc K.
Tennessee.
Office, on Cumberland Street fiooN
son. Va. rj 1 '70 i
M. L. BlacVIoy.
o. I. Pi.ai-si.ir.
Blactley & Blaekley
Attorn eys-al-Law,
-ASP-
Solicitors in Chancery,
BRISTOL, VA. a rEXX.
"Will prartice in the Courts of SiiIUtbii
Carter, Washington and Greene rnnntire,
Tennessee, an-- Washington, Virginia.
Also, in the Dixtrkt Com t of tlie United
State for the Southwestern Dist. of Va. at
Abingdon. - March 17-tf
A-tt011e3. at Lav.
UllISTOL, TENX.
PRACTICES in the aevornl Court ,f tt
anrrounding t'onntieH. Proiupt attention
given to the collection of clnima,
t'lricc, Main Street, in Dr. Knenr'a Drug
Store. Pep 15 7Uf
A ttovney at Law.
Wn.L'pf,rTire 'n the townty an.' Cirrni
Courtx of Wanliingfon. ccott, Smvthe and
RuBHell. Also in the Court ol Appmli and
U. District Court.
Sneciul attention pniil to etiits 5n r.unk
rtiptc.T. Office ilaia .Street, AbingrW, Va
S. S. P.XTB,
IT. t. rta' i rr
liriatol, Vu. A. Irnn
Abiiidunv a.
Baxter & Blackley,
Allorneyvnt-I.iiw mid Solicitors
. In Chancery.
Win prartlce tit all th fniiria uf TTmVj.jfon
eoaetv. Va.. the Court of 4iral al Wibeille
and the riitel Stair. l)l-irirl anj t.l tull tnarle
al Abu p'lon.
o 2, !a7J tf.
S. Ae ATTIIl.
AITOUNKY AT LAW
ASH
NOTARY lUnLIC.
CSTIM.EVILLE, VA.
PKACTICKSui the Court of Ihe adjoin
ing Conntiea and in tne Superior Court!
of the Wi.fe, I'roiri I attention given ta
collecfiona in Ponthwrst Va., anvl at Ten. .
July 30, is;. ly.
D. F. Hulk r.
V D. M Ckohkbt
Bailey '& HeCxosicj,
i;a ti Mwiiwlwt Wj-
JH'.rSTOL. TINN., & VA.
Attend nil the Conrf iu Funivnn an1
WashiiifT'on Counties. Tean., Washington
an I Scott, Vu.: and federal Court at Knox
ville and Abingdon. Aug. 12 ly
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
AUfNGDON, VA.
PRACTICF in all the Courts of Waah
ington and I!nsell eonntiev Circuit
Courts of Scott aud Lee, nml h Fedeml court
nt Abiig'lou. ' ?(o. ?( tf.
r. V. Beetk-rtelc. U. L. tvl. 1, Kalker.on
Mlm, Ycri & Fittm
Atlornoj-f at Law. .
BRISTOL, TEXXESSEE.
WILL practice fir all the Conrtt 'of Suf
' liv:4n and Waehington Countiea, in
the Siircme Court of tfi State, and Called
r'tatc Court at KiiuXTiUc. All elttms col
ttcted. July H73tf.
! O-AlivQEESOJ?.
Attorney at Ijhw
AXD GI'XEHAL COLIJCTINQ AGENT
Tazsvrsll C. H.f Ya.f
Will be hi regular attcntlance on th
courts of Tazewell, tin? eircuit court
of SVfrabinxton and Knrl! conntieM.
and F'eflerai court at Abingdon. Spec
ial at trillion given t" the claims of
creditor nainst iiunkrurvta lr I!
Federal oortat Abingdon.
2ct(tf.
hZgrant, h. d e d. s.
Can be fotirtl at his Office every Silt
urttay.
ft--- otTlec on Main ytreet, crpposils
Tepper'a Dru Store.
MaTekSl, f.ST. ff. -
W. F FOWLER D. D.S
. .ft.lKK5VILJ.B, THV.V.
T7U.b furnish pnifiaf or full ete 0
TT Tf.y.fA 'Hecnrdin 'he most i'n.orov
ed rm-r'hodf.and v t-ere patties cannot vieit
his lMiWr. wil call . anil take 'mprsBsiins.
Filling and Extracting et.tie, and all urn-ir..
gnruutced No work solicited except fotf
Cash
Stipttf.l7
BR. DUNti
V iicnidrnt JJtititt
TTKISTOL, TENS.
OFFfCR over Kiv: ftiT.f T.s Jt-orev

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