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I I I I 'I I I II 111 MH I i I ,IU it llll I I BOLIVAR nn a Vol. XL No. 46. BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 18TG. 1.50 per Annum, tUBLIsUED EVERY THURSDAY. . GEO. W. AKMISTE AD, WEST. :S.. ARMI3TEAD, Editors and Proprietors. : This Journal is pub lished in a populous and highly productive section of WEST TENNESSEE. Is a candidate for a still larger share of public PATRONAGE. VALUABLE ADVERTISING IT IS The Farmer's Paper, The Merchant's Paper, The Mechanic's Paper, The Professional Man's Paper, The Politician's Paper AND THE PAPER FOR EVERYBODY. TERMS 01 SUBSCRIPTION. (Ink Year Six Months 'J jiukb Months - Cash in Advance ....$1 50 .... 3 Oil 11 A TES OF A D YE R T1SING. 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MILLER, Attorney -A.t La, BOLIVAR. TEN. Office on Market etroet. tseptl8.'74sly R. H. WOOD. ' A. T. 5ICNEJL WOOD & McNEAL, -A-ttorneys -Ajfc Law, EOLIVAK. 1EN.. East side of Court Square, over J. n Lar will's drug etore. jan221y JESSE NORMENT, .A-ttorney -At Law, AND coL.z.ccTiJira gejtt. BOLIVAR, TENN. North side of public square. GEORGE W. HARD IX, Attorney At Law? ROLIVAR, TEXX., Office South of Square. mayl5-tf FRANK WILLIAMS, Attorney At Law, BOLIVAH, TEXX., Office, West of Public Square. febj'75-ly A. M. LAMBETH, Jr., Atom ey & Counsellor At-Law Solicitor in Chancery; and Geueial Collecting Agent, FOR VJ est Tennessee. MIDDLE TON, - - TENN Gkohgh Gantt. Josiah Paitkusos, Thos, C Lowe (iai:i(, Patterson & Loire, Attorneys - At - Law, 293 Main Street, Meilipllis, Special Attention to Bankrupt and insurance cages. oot 8 12m " J. W. NELSON, Surgeon Dentist, BOL1VAB, TENN,, West side public equare, over J. 11. Xeil eoa'd dry goops Btore. july23tf fiAlMSOADS. MISSISSIPPI C!KN"TRAL E. K TRAINS SOUTH. TRAIN'S NORTH Mail train. 2:43 p m Aocora'n, 10:30 a m Mail traia. 1 p m Aeeoin'n, 9:25 a iu t?" Mail train runs every day. Connection is iua4e by the octhwRrd bound M ail tr.d Kxnrs train ab Grand J unction with trains m the M t 0. It and by the same trains going- north at Jackson, Tena.. with trains on the M . . O. H- 11. GEO, IVZ. DUGAHAgeat Memphis & Charleston KAIIiKOAD. Centennial rates from stations on Mem phis and Charleston Railroad to New York ii nd Philadelphia and return. May 1. 1S76. ! Ueturo. : ,.a"'1 r2UT.u.V ftl emphis... ..... lierwuutowD t'olherville luAsville Mo com uuitirvilto l.'.'-ranf-'d (rand Juaetl.ti M iillleton ,...u luealiuut. 'oriuth $:.2 so :2 im: .rl 75: l r: .'.1 .so; .'.1 .'; :i ii : M ): :VI :' .'Kl (K: 7V 4rt M 4 (.1 4j 7". 4 7 ' All l " SO 4") (II 4.") (10 41 .Ml 44 mi 4H 7.'. 43 : .M Oi) 51) T ' 5il 75 M .VI il M- M ml mi i; 4 .vfi ; '. mi 4 7-V :i "iti The rates quoted via Norfolk includes meals and etaterooins on the Old Domin ion 6teamers, between Norfolk and New York. This is indeed a splendid route for excursionists. M. S. JAY, General Pasaenger and Ticket Ag't. niay25 MeiDpliis and lictuni. Every Day Except Sunday. By a new arrangement between the 5iE5IPflIS AXD CHARLESTON AND THE New Orleans, St. Lor3 and Chicago RAILROADS, A through train leaves Jackson, Bolivar, and ail in tcrtnedirte stutions, every in-.ru-inft for Memphis, returr.ini; same even ing, with following time Uhle : TO MEMPHIS: Leaving Jack-ion 5 30 a in. Harrisburg 5 42 " " Medon 6 00 ' " Toons c 34 " Uolivar 7 oq " Middlebur 7 20 " " Hickory Valley 7 32 " Arriving firand Jcnction S 00 " " llemphis j 20 " TO JACKSOX : Leaving Memphis. 4 20 p. ui. Arriving Grand Junction. 7 00 " " Hickory Valley 730 Middleburu 7 45 " Holivar 8 05 " " Toons '-So " " Medon : .0 i'O " " Harrisburg 9 20 " " Jackson .9 35 This train steps at all regalar stations, and at flag stations when neeessary. Hound Trip Tickets on sale at Mem phis, to Uolivar and Jackson, at reduced rates. M. S. JAY, maj25 Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agt HOME CIRCLE. I AM DYING. The following beautiful poem we trans fer from our scrap-book. It was clipped from a once living but now dead Weekly. It is rarely we find such a contribution to the columns of a secular newspaper. It is sweetly, touchingly sad. Editor. Haiso my pillow, Iivabauil, dsarest Fa'.Dt aud fainter comes my breath ; Anil these shadows uttaling slowlj, Mu.t. I km, be thuse of death. it down clous beside nie, darliog, Lwt mo olap jour warm, sti-ur.g hand, Y'mr'i that ever has 8u?.tuiued mc. To the borders ui tuts lucd. For your God and mine our Father, Tbence shall ever lead cie on ; Where upon a thruito eternal. Sits His loved and only Sob. I've had visions aud boen creaming O'er the' past of joy and pain : Year by year I've wandered backward, Till I was a child again. Dreaming of girlhood, and the moment When I stood year wife and bride, Iiow my beart thrilled Love's triumph. In that hour of woman's pride. Dreamiog of thee and all the earth hord3 Kirmly twined about my heart Oh ! the bitter burning anguidh. When I first knew we must part. It has past and God has promised. Ail thy footsteps to atteud. lie that's more than a friend or brother. He'll be with ycu to the end. There's no shadow o'er the portals. Leading to my heavenly home Christ has promised life immortal. And 'tis lie that bids me ooaae. When life's trials wait around thee. And its chilling billows swell ; Thoul't thank Heaven that I am spared them, Thuul'tthen leel t.iat "all is well." llring our buys unto my bedside, 31y last blessing let them keep Btit they're 6lecpiug da not wake them. They'll learn soon enough to weep. Tell them often of their mother. Kiss them for me when they wake. Lead them gently in life's pathway. Love them doubly for my sake. Clasp my hand still cleser dar'ing. TUU, the last nls'ii of zcy life. For co-morrow I shall never Answer, w hen vou call ire "wife." Fare thoe well, my noble huabaud. Faint not 'neath the chast'ning rod. Throw your strong arm aronnd our children. Keep them close to thee and God, Glass Cars cn a Glass Eailroad. A DRFNKARD 8 DSEAV. It soerned as though I had been suJ. -denly aroused from my slumbers. I looked around, and found myself in the centre of a gay crowd. Tba first snsa tion 1 experience! was that of being borne along with a reculiar gentle mo tion. I looked around, and found I wss in a long train of. cars, which were glid ing over a railway many miles in length. It was composed of many cars. Every car opened at the top, was filled with men and women, all caily dressed, all happy, all laughing, talking and singing. The peculiar gentle motion of the cars interested mo. There was no grating, such as we hear on a railroad. This, 1 sav, inierested me. I looked over the side and to my astonishment found the railroad and cars male of glass. The glass wheels moved over the glasn rails without the leait noise or oscillation. The sofi, g'iuing motion produced a feel ing of exquisite happiness. I was hap py. It seemed s if everything was at rejt within. I was full ot peace. While I was wondering over this cir cumstance, a new sight attracted my gaze All along the road, on either si!le, within a foot of the track, were laid long lines of coIIlns, and every one contained a corpso, dressed for burial, with its cold whitft face turned upward to the light The sight filled m with horror ; I yelled in agony, but coull make no sound The g:iv throng around me only redoublod their songs and laughter at the sight of my agony; and we swept on, gliding on with glass w heels over the glass railroad, every moment nearer to the bend of the road, far, far in the distance. 'Who are these ?"' I cried, at last, pointing to the dead in the coffins. ''There are the persons who made the trip before us," was the reply of the gay est perion near me. "What trip ?" I asked, "Why, the trip we are now making the trip on the glass railway," was the answer. "Why dothey lie on the road each one in his coffin ?"' 1 was answered by a whisper and a half-laugh which frozj my bio d: "They were dashed to death at the end of the railroad," said the person whom I addressed. "You know the railroad terminates at an abyss, which is without bottom or measure. It is lined with pointed rocks. As each car arrives, it precipitates its passengers into the abyss. They aar dashed to pieces against the rocks, and their bodies are brought here and placed in the coffins, jis a warning to other pas- senger, but no one minds it, we are so i happy cn the gbss railroad." I can never describe tbe horror wua which these words inspired me. "What is the name of the rl-.ss rail road ? 1 I ar-ked. The pors&a, whoui I addressed, repliei in the same strain "It is very asy to get into the cars, but very hard to get out; for once in thes cars every one is delighted with the soft gliding motion. The cars move eo gent ly! Yes, this is the railroad of IIauit, and with glass wheels we are whirled over a gla-s railroad into a fathomless abyss. Jn a few moments we'll be there. n&4. they'll bring our bodies and put them in coffins as a warning to others, but nobody will mind it, will they?'' 1 was shocked with horror. I strug gled to breathe, and made frantic f ff rts to liap from the cars, and in the struggle awoke. 1 knew it was only a dream, and yet, whenever I think of it, I oan see that long train of cars raove gently over the glrtss railroad. 1 can see the dead in their coffins, clear and distinct, on each side of the ro id. While the laughing of the gay and Lappy passengers resound in my ears, 1 only 6eo those cull faces of the dead, with their glassy eyes uplifted, and their frozen hands upon their white shrouds. It was indeed a horrible dream. A long train of glass cars, gliding over a glass railroad, freighted with youth, beauty, and music, while on either hand are stretched the victims of yesterday gliding over the fathomless abyss. An Eloquent Tribute to General lee. I'y Gen. Vm. Prf-ston, c f Kentucky, on the occasion cf the Jleinoria.! Services he'd in Louisville at tlia time &ftha death of the great Con fed jrate chieftain. "-.. Chirnr.on, La -lies and Gentle 1 i.iei ; 1 led tnuc i: wi-iiii l" very ouii- cuU lor me to add any eulogy to those which are contained in the resolutions of the committee, or a more merited tribute of praise than those which have already fallen from the lips of the gentlemen who have preceded me. Yet, on an occasion like this I am willing to come forward and add a word to testify my apprecia tion of the great v'rtuea a-d admirable character of one that commands not only our admiration, but that of the entire country. Xot alone of the entire coun try, but his character has excited - more admiration in Europe than among our selves. In coming ages his narae will be marked with lustre, and will be one of the richest treasures of the future. 1 speak of one just gone d"wn to death ; ripe in p. 11 tlm noble attributes ot man hood, and illustrious by deeds the most remarkabla in chaiacter that have occur red in the history of America cince its discovery. It is now some two and twen ty years since I first ma le the acquaint ance of General Lee. He was then in the prime of manhood in Mexico, and 1 first saw him as the Chief Engineer of General icott in the Valley of Mexico. I see around me two old comrades who then raw (Jeneral Lee. Us was a man of remarkable personal beauty an! ?roat grace of body. Ha bad a tiaished form, delicate baud?, graceful in person, while here and there a gray hair srreaked with silver the dark locks with which nature had clothed his nobis brow. There were discerning ruin is tba? appreciated his ge nius, ind saw in him th coming Captain of America. 11 is comrnanier and Lis com riides appreciated his ability. To a club which was then organized be bs lor.ged, together with Gen. MeCM.'an, (Jen. Albert t"id ney Johnston, Gen. Ileau regard, and a host of others. They re cognized in Lee a master spirit. He was never violent; be never wran gled, lit was averse to quarrelling, and not a single difficulty marked his career ; but all acknowledged bis justness and wonderful evenness of mind. Jvm? in telligence, combine 1 with these qualities, served to make him a fit representative of his great prototype, Gen. Washington lie had been accomplished by every finish that a military education could bestow. 1 remember when General Lee was ap pointed Lieutenant-Colonel, at the same time that Sidney Johnston was appoint ed Colonel, and General t?cott th.j ught that Lee should have been Colonel. 1 was talking with General 5c:t5 on the subject long before the late struggle be tween the North and South took place, and ha then s'iid that Lee was the great est living soldier in America, lie didn't object to the other commission , but be thoaght Lee should have been first pro moted. Finally he said to ma with em phasis, which you will pardon ma for re lating, ' I tell you th.it, if I were on my death bed to -morrow, and the President ot the United States should tell me that a great batilj was to be fought for the libei ty or slavery of the country, and asked my judgment as to the ability of a commander, 1 would say with ray dying breath, let ic be Robert E. Lee." Ah! great so'dier that he was, princely Gen eral that be was, he has foliiilel his mis sion, and b'rna it so that no inviiious tongue can level tho shafts of calumny at the great character which he has kfi be hind him. Cut, ladies and gentlemen, it wasn't in this that tbe matchless attributes of bis character were found. You have assem bled here, not so much to do honor to General Lee.but to testify your apprecia tion of the worth of the principles i ov erning his cha'acter; and if the minds of this assemblage were explore!, you would tnat there was a gentleness and a grace in his character which had won your kiye and brought forth testimoniils of universal admiiation. Take but a single instance. At the battle of Gettys burg, alter th attack on the cemetery, when Lis troops were repulsed and beat en, the men threw up their muskets and said, 'General, we have failed, and it is our fault' 'No, my men,' said he, know ing the style of fighting of General Stone wall Jacksoa, 'You have done well; 'tis my fault ; I nra to blame, and no one but me.' What man is there that would not have gone to renewed death for such a leader ? So, when we examine his whole character, it is in his private life that you find bis true greatness ; the Christian simplicity of bis cbaractpr and bis great veneration fir truth and nobility, the grand clemKirs of bis greatness. What man could hive Itil down bis sword at the feet of a vietoiions General with greater dignity than did he at Appomat tox Court House? He 1 til down bis sword with grace and dignity, an 1 se cured for LU soldiers the best terms that fortune would permit. In tint he sliows mariic-i greatness seldom shovn by great captains. After the battl? of Sedan the wild cries of tbe citizens of I'aris went out for the blood of the E mieror; but at Appomat tox, veneration and love only met the eves of the troops who looked upon their commander. I will not trespass upon your time much further. When I 1 ist saw him the raven hai? hnd turned white. In a small village church his reverent head was bowed in prayer. Th" hum blest .tep was that of It.ibert E. L-c a he enti re 1 the portals of the temple erect ed to God. In broken responses ho an swered to the services of the church. Noble, sincere, and humble in his reli gion, be showed forth his true character in laying aside bis 6word to educate the youth of his country. Never did be ap pear more noble thati at that time. He is now gone, and rests ia peace, and has crossed that mysterious stream that Stonewall Jackson saw with inspired eyes when be asked that he might be per mitted to take b"i3 troops across the river, and forever rest benoath the shadows of tbe trees." Musio and the Age. Modern music is the last gr-at legacy which Koma has left to the world It is also remarkable as a ili tiaci prodact of Ciiristiau civilization.. Christianity end ed by producing that peculiar passion for self analysis, that rage for th3 anatomy of emotion, which was almost entirely unknown to the ancient worl 1. The life of ti.o Greek w:is exceedingly simple and objective. His art represented t ii 3 phys ical baaucy in which ho delighted ; but the faces of bis statues were usual'y without emotion. His poetry was the expression of strong rather than subtile ft-eiing. He delighted in dramas with but few characters, and with hardly any plot He could have but littlo need of music to eipress h'a emotions, for they could be adequately rendered by sculp ture and recitation. Ancient Home, in its best times, bad no sympathy with any kini of art; to conquer and to make lavs for the conquered was her peculiar mis sion. Still less than Greece coull she stand in need of a special language for her emotione, which were of a simple, austere, and practical character, and found in tbe daily duties of tha citizen life a sufficient outlet of expression Christianity firs'; revealed the sanctity of the individual bf, deepened the chan nels of natural feeling, and unfolded ca pacities of emotion which strove in rain for any articulato expression. I5ut Chris tianity bad to pas through several stages before she met with Music. The active missionar spirit bad frft to subside and be replaced by the otiose and contemplative mood, bffire anything like a dasiro for an art-medium of expres sion could raake irself feit in Christen dom. It was in the peaceful seclusion of monastic life that this djsire first arose The monks created modern music From being intensely active th genius of Chris tianity became intensely meditative up.! introspective. Tiia devotee bad ti::i-! to examine what was going on wi; ;:i h"i:i, to chronio!-3 ths different e:n :ti jiial at mospheres of his esstacy, to note the flattens and depressions of the religious life, the velocity of its aspirations, tbe intensity cf its enthuianis, the complex struggle for ever going on Letaeen the spirit and the flesh, and the tfv.-r-chang-ing proportions and forms which one and the other assume!. Oatof thse exper iences at length urose the tSosire for art expression. Gothic h.rchii'oture sup plied one form, and the Ita'ian s-:!iool3 cf painting another ; but already tiie key nots of a more perfect emotional lan guage had been struck, whicti was des tined to supply an unparalleled mode of utterance, both for the church and the world. Sujh a language woull be valu able exactly in proportion to the com plexity of thought and feeling and the desire for its expression. The fusion of the church and the world at the time of tho Reformation was at. once the type and the etarting-noiot of hH th ase mix-jd and powerful influences whi.:h char icteri.e what we call modern civibz iM jn, and it is remarkable that tho sceptre of music should have passed from fillen Uime to free Gannany j:ist at the tim- when Eome showed herself most incompetent to understand and cops with ths muny si led spirit of the age, which Germany may be said to Lave created. If we were now anked roughly to ile fine whatweman by the spirit of the age, we shooll say the genius of the nineteenth centur- l-t an analyzing and a recording genius. Tm'.-s is hardly any thing on earth which Geothe t!i2 very incarnation of m dern culture n is not done something towards analyzing and recording. SeientiS-i research has taken complete possession of tbe unzrlored regions of the physic d w -rbl. K int and Hagel have endeavored to define the lim its of the pure reason Swedenborg set the fashion for giving law and system to the most abnormal states of human con sciousness. There is not an aspect of nature, or complication of character, or contrast of thought and feeling, which has uot been delineated by modern nov elists and painted by modern artists, whilst the national poets of Europe, whether we think of Geethe, Heine, Lam artine, De Musset, er our own living poets Tennyson and Erowning have all shown the strongest disposition to probe and explore the bidden mysteries of thought and feeling, to ariange and Ti arrange the insoluble problems of life, which never seemed so insoluble as now, to present facts with all their by-play, to trace emotion through all its intricate winding-, and describe the variations of the soul's temperature from its most fiery heats to its most glacial intensities. If I were aked to e'deot two poems most characteristic of the emotional ten dencies of this age, 1 should select the "In Memoriam" and tho "'Iling and tho Ejok" for in both these works the in trospective tendency and the restless en deavor to present, with minute fidelity, an immense crowd of feelings with some thing libe a symphonic unity of effect, culminate. Art, literature, and scienoe nvs all ro dundant with the same an.i'y:: il and en'.otioiial tendencies. Is it wonderful thatsnch an age shou'd be tL; very Hge in which mosie, at once an analytical science and a pure art me dium of emotion, has, with a rapidity like that of sculptur.i in Greece or paint ing in Italy, bud Jeniy reached its highest perfection ? Mu-ic is pre-eminently the art .f the nineteenth centurv, Leciuse it is in a su preme manner re-poDsivf to the emotion al warns, the mixed adorations and the paionati self-consciousness of the age. I 'e'eccd- j Attorney General l'irrepor.t has b"tn I annointr.il Miiiist. r tt En;l.ril in I ben ofScbenck; J alga Taft has 1 -f: the War Office, to'acept the Attorney-Generalship; and Don Cameron of i'eunsyl vauia. a son of Simoi Cameron; hai been a pointed Secretary ol War. State Convention The Democrats of Tennessee met in Convention last Wednesday, at NasLviHe aul selected delegates to the National Convention. Gen. A. W. Campbell, cf Jnokson, was made temporary, and Cjl. J. U. Crozier, of Knox county, permanent Chairman- W II. Carroll, of Memphis, and M. T. Polk, of Dolivar, were selected from the 10:h Di0tric.t. W. H. Rhea, of Memphis, and Thomas Davis, of Somer vilie, Alternates. Gov. John C. ErowD, John C Eurch, John M. Fleming, and John II. Gardner, were appointed for the State at Large. The Democracy cf Tennessee in coven tion assembled mjtko tb.e following dec laration of principles: 1. That civil reform in the public ser vice is imperatively demanded 2- We demand the unconditional repeal of th? resumption act of Jan. 4, 1875- 3. We inist on the substitution of Treasury notes for national bank curren cy at the earliest moment practiealbe. 4 We favcr the resumption of specie payment whenever the same can be effec ted without injury to the business inter ests of the country, and with a fair pros pect of being able to maintain it the policy of tbe Republican party having rendered an early resumption impossible without ruin and bankruptcy to the county- 5. We demand rigid economy in public expenditures, and a strict accountability of all officia's charged wit'j the collection or disbursement of public money. 6- We are opposed to further contrao tion of the circulation medium and be lieve that commerce and the industrial in terests of the country would be promoted by the replacement of a portion of the currency already withdrawn. 7. "We insist that nones but honest, capa ble, and faithful men, be appointed to office. 8- W demand the vigilant investiga tion and coudiga punishment c f official corrrptrion and crime, according to the larilio-i r.ni measure of the 1 iw, and here by heartily thank the pr pular pranch of Ciingrcs for their patriotic and unfalter ing (-urts to uncover and punish of ficial fraul aod peculation. 'J. No bounty L-hould Le given to any one class of persons engaged in a special industry, at the expense and prejudice to other and mora numerous classes pursu ing c-ccupaliuns equally important. We aro opposed to protection for protection's sake. 10 We declare our hostility to all leg islation designed'or calculated ti foster and favor the fjw to tha detriment of tho many. 11. We in sist on the subordination of the military to the civil authority. 12. "We declare our unfaltering fealty and obedience to the. Constitution anil our determined opposition to any attempt t.) enlarge, its powers beyond Us true spirit nnd meaning. 13. That the delegates to the Sir Louis Convention bo unl tiny are hereby yi structe 1 to vote as a Mnit on all proposi tions, and that m ijoi it y shall control their vote; and win'st we will yield an unfalter ing and zealous support to any sound and capable Derntxjraj who may ba nominated to the office cf Eresi lent of the United .States, and whilst va do not instruct our delegations in regard to their votes, yet we express our prefereuoa for 7oti. Thorn a? A. Hendricks, of Indiana, as honest and capable, favorably located, and, in our judgenjmt, combining more elements of success than any other named aspirant. lierpectfuily submitted. W.II.DEWirt, Chairman. Tho Drummer's Last Call. During Bonaparte's famous march over the Alps, he encountered a terrific storm on the Spkigen Pass. Among the fa talities attending this storai the death of a certain poor drummer was one of the most affecting. The incident is aa follows: "One drummer, carried over the precipice fell unhurt to the bottom of the gulf, nnd crawling out i. f the mass of snow which had broken bis fall, began to beat bis drum for relief. Deep down ami! tbe crushed forms of avalanches tbe poor fel low stood, and for a whole hour beat tbe rapid strains which had so often summon ed his companions to arm. The muffled sound came ringing up the face of the precipice, the most touching appeal that could be made to a soldier's heart. Eut no hand could reaoh him there, and the rapid blows grew fainter, till they cease 1 altogether, and the poor drummer lay down to die. He had beaten Lis last re veille, and his companions passed mourn fully on, leaving the Alpine etorm to sing his dirge.'' Will, thrilling, and hopeless, the mourn ful note Tbe hearts of bis comradaa with agonv smote, As tbeiratruggling files passed on, And be sank in death with his drum's) last beat, With the Alpiue snows for his winding sheet, And hli dirge waa the Alpine storm. IIov7 National 2ii:k3 Pay. The Cincinnati Enquirer lately said Wc know of a National Einl in this city, started eleven years ago with a ' capital of half a mi i on dollars which ' has divided two million dollars among j its fttock holders, inerca.se I its capital stock half a million, and has $.3So,000 more all out of its earnings. In other words, one dollar in eleven year- has be come nearly four Tiie profits of t!j e bank have bec-n from 23 to 40 per cent, a year. In the mean time, this bank the busi ness men have failed; the fires in their furnaces have been rut out; and the doors ot t'jeir workshops have been closed. Gen. ;rt Ogle. by, who ha 1 mnnd of the division cf Andrew Jack son's army nearest tbs river in t:e battle of New ( ii t-t ill liri:.g in 'J cXas. Vtutl -r-ary. SOUTHERN NEWS. Grasshoppers have oommomoed tn n. pear in great numbers ia Northern Ala bama and are occasioning great uneasi ness. Monday last, there were ever eighteen thousand gallons ef hne strawberries of fered in the Louisville market and nrinm ranged from 20 cents to 40 and 75 cants per gallon. Tbe Texas Legislature baa passed a law by which it is made a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $100, for any per son to use profana language within the hearing of the occupants of any private residence. Brandon Republican: We hear a great deal of eomnlaint nhrmr. hrirr. rlvSnrr of cholera, Maj farmers have lost near ly ad they had. Don't give up trying to raise them because a few die occasionally. Try it again. McComb Intelligencer. One hundred and twenty-two carloads of iron have been delivered within the past two weeks, for re laying the track of the New Or leans, St. Louis and Chicago railroad. That looks like business. Clarion May 31st: "We are bow enabled to state that State warrants are worth 98 cents. At the corresponding period last year, they were selling at 75 cents. 8o much for the reform measures passed by the Legislature. The Ashville (N. C. ) Citizen Bays that mica is being found abundantly in the vicinity of Mitchell, that State. Two parties there have recently soil a quan tity of mica in the lump for $37,000. From one spot 20 by 40 feet, over f 10,000 worth has been taken. The Atlan'a (Ga.) Constitution says that one would not imagine that the times are very hard judging from the amount of building going on in Atlanta at present. There is more now than at any time since the war, and some branches of business are more prosperous than ever. Kosciusko Star: We learn that Mrs. Samantha Wingard, living near Sardia, this county, has sold since the first day of January, butter, eggs, and poultry to p.rr.oimt of$2G0 00. This is certainly a fine business, and shows what the ladies of our country can do, if they are inclin ed. Yicksburg Herald: Another insurance company has come to grief. State Treas urer Ilemuiingway gives notice, through the Jackson Clarion, that the Globe In surance Combany, of Chicago, is insol vent, and requests persons having claims against that concern to file them pursuant to law. Mr. Tilden has been more talked about than any of the other candidates, and some weeks ago his friends were very sanguine; but 1 think it obvious that he h us dropped very rapidly in a week or two past. 1 regard him as an exceed ingly able and pure man, but he does not seem to have a way of making people iove him, and the result is a great deal of dissatisfaction with him in bis own par ty in New York. It won't do to say that it is only Tammany, and that Tammany is a nest of corrupt politicians. The men who now manage Tammany are the saaia men who were the close friends of Mr. Tilden only a year or so ago, and who with him belpe i to reform Tam many Hall of the Tweeds and all that gang of corruptionists ;tu 1 bullies. They put it on a respectatile footing and they have ever since put up respectable nom inees for office. Now, if these gentlemen who were particular friends of Mr. Til den a year or so ago, ure now against him, it argues on his part an inability to get on smoothly as a party leader and manager. The feeling of revolt is stronger even in the rural districts than in the city. Take Judge Church, for instance, who wan elevated to his present high office by 75,000 majority, a go oilmen of large wisdom and the highest character; or take Allen O. Reach. Zfoth are against Mr. Tilden, while Horatio Seymour is not for h:m nith any cordi ality. The feeling of opponition is on the increase, and is manifested in the press. Tbe Earning Express, an old Democratic organ, comes out against Tilden. The Sidi Democratic in main, and tbe Her ald, Independent, say that be is not available. The World, which was for him very recently changes front, and goes in for Bayard. Even the Iribune says that Tilden has been losing, and says shrewdly enough that "it makes all the difference in the worll at a national con vention whether the vote of a man's State for him is backed up by the newspapers and public sentiment of the State, or whether he is pursued by powerful and hostiln intlaences from the same quarter. The Tribune has been a most resolute champion of Mr. Tilden all along, and this is practically giving up tha case. As to the New York delegation, at the time they were chosen they stood about 40 in favor of Mr. Tilden to 30 against him; but out of tha ferty only twenty-five or thirty could be ouQtel on as persistent and enthusiastic supporters cf Air. Tilden. It is by no Means certain that they will be far him at St. Ijuis, and very doubt ful if they adhere to him longer than half a dozen ballots. Now this is a rxxjr .mndolT for a Presidential candidate. Richmond (la) Enquirer. The cotton mills in Tennessee nnna ber forty: spindles employed, 56,358, and bales of cotton consumed, 14.443. Mr. Jefferson Davis sailed from New Orleans for Liverpool on Saturday, tbe 20 :h ult., with his wife and daughter. The one hundred and first anniversray of the Mecklenburg (N. C.) Declaration of Independence occurred on the 20th of of lust month. A Wisconsin editor illustrates the pre- aiiing extravagance of the eopl of the present day by calling attention to the costly baby carriages in uae now, while when be was a baby, they liaulel hitn arwu bv tbe hair of the head.