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Honesty of Purpose and Equal Rights to all Men, will secure Happiness to the People.
JONESBOROUGH, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1870.
pcraW and riMtc.
TUBLISHED EVEKT THURSDAY BY
DR. C. WHEELER &.
DR. If - S- WAIIONEY.
TrEItMS: $2 00 per Annum in advance.
J. M. M'LIN'.
M'LIN & BLAIR,
I'kompt attention given to all business
utni-t-l to ih throughout the counties
comprising Cpp.f East Tennessee.
OFFICE under Keen's Gallery.
" thosTh. reeves,
i "WILL attend trt n,attrs connected with
the purchase of Heal Estate, Settling
Estate?, Collating Iebts, &e.
Office Up-Staxs, over Atkinson's Sil
ver Smith's ii'P- 70atig2"iyl
S. MUN'SOX, - " - E. P. BAILEY,
Late of I Onshirof Exchange and
.lunon & Seymour. lepotit Hunk.
MUNSOtf & BAILEY,
Heal Estate Insurance
s-'. (Claim Agents,
Office in Exchange and Deposit Bank
E. N. GRIFFITH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, asd
Ofnce umlT Kn' I'liotoRrajili Galli-ry, in the
Koom vi il Assistant Aswssor,
AVI I.I. civ- vi:il attention to the collection of
'liinin ac:iii!t il''" Government.
T. LOO AN.
C. J. ST. JOHN,
LOGAN & ST. JOHN,
Attorneys at Law,
and Collecting Agents.
HAVING . ntere.l into a Part nership.
will pra-tiee in the various Courts ot
the counties .f Carter, Sullivan, Wash
Inr'!i. and Greene, and will attend to
oi.U.TtioiiJ. iiml all other business en
trusted to them. deeOtf
S. J. KIEKPATRICK,
REEVES cV REEVES,
Attorneys at Law,
A. J. BROWN,
Attorney at Lnir, and
Tkomi'T utt'iitioii given to collections in
East Tennes-i-e, and Southwestern Va.
J. T. CAZIER, D. D. S.,
OFFICE TIME :
Morristown, Tenn., Fr" Cue lst-
to lth of each mouth.
Jonesbcro', Tenn., From the r.th
to tlx l;t of each month.
DR. C. WHEELER,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON,
A x i
Office in tlit Court House,
O. ,T. 13 .A. O O JNT ,
Attorney t Law,
Collections of all kinds promptly
TA L T1M0RE.
L. J). PULKEESON,
H. H. Werdebaugh & Co.,
292 Rallimore St.
IH)Si::iiY and GLOVES, full line of
Men's SIIlIiTs 'and DRAWERS of all
Fine assortment of Fancy "Woolens
and Fancy Goods Generally.
We invite attention of Merchants visit
Sntr llaltimorc to our Stock.
C. A. SASH.
W. W. BAXTER.
BAXTER, NASH & CO.,
No. 4, Commercial Row,
ALL Orders promptly filled at lowest
Cash market rates, on day received.
jb! bland & CO.
: 1 324 Gary between 13th and 1 4th Sts.,
Vor tllfi Fae of W1IEAT, CORN" BA
ZA,' 'LOUR. and all descriptions of
OLXTKY PRODUCE. Crrain JJ:is
I,'r'ished on application and liheral cash
aavaneeg tna,le on prodnee in hand.
B. We hav a general a:ener for
5,7 vR To?eo Factories In tle city of
t, Kiehmond and cart furnish ohcincand
: rnokw toLaWo at manufaurtrsnrrtc?.
KXO X VI LLE AD VER TISEMENTS.
At the Passenger Depot,
THE undersigned having Leased the
above House for a term of years, takes
pleasure Iv. announcing the fact to his
friends, ami the public. It has been placed
in thorough repair, and all necessary improvement.-
made to render guests com
fortable. JaMES BELL,
W. D. Wn.EY, Clerk. Proprietor.
Woodruff & Co.,
Gillespie & Co.
Wholesale Dealers In
Foreign and Domestic
ETC., ETC., ETC.,
Games & Bro.,
LEATHER and FINDINGS,
TRUNKS and UMBRELLAS,
CI a v Street,
Atkin & Coifmaii,
DKAI.ERS IX THE i
Hardware, Tin-Ware, Pumps,
AXI MAXUFAOTCKEKS of
Tin and Sheet-Iron Wares,
1870. fiUJVS. 1870.
STACY & ANGEL,
Manufacturers of Bines,
Wholesale :nd Retail Dealers in
COS, PISTOLS AD CARTRIDGES,
Sporting Articles, and Gun Materials, G.
D. and Water Proof and Musket
Caps, Pocket Cutlery, Fish
ing Tackle, hliot. Lead,
Ami every other article usually found in a
First Class Sporting House.
Agents for the ORANGE RIFLE POW
OKK. A lari-e lot of I'owder and Fuse
always on hand. ;
Wo Lave good workmen are prepared to
do repairing of all kinds.
KIFLLS MADE TO ORDER.
We are Mill buying old arms. Send for
price list. Oi ders solicited and carefully
STACY & AXGEL,
O. W. MAI5KY. ('. Tl'KXEB, J. A. MA BUY.
51 ABli Y,TUKNER & Co,
(Successors to A. CJ. JAC7CSOX & CO..)
No. 44, Gay St.,
t DEALERS IS
Field and Garden Seeds, Plas
ter, Cement, Salt and
Prompt attention will be given to con
signments of gkaix. and Country
l'RODl'CE. and liberal Cash advances
made on same.
f TArt.nK ., 17. Wall St., N. Y.
li. M. WoCixjii, tlnslitr First
REFER TO X:ition il Bank. Knoxville.
I J.. R. Mitchkix, ahier Peo
( ile Bunk, Knoxville.
Drs. RHEA & HARRIS,
Rubber Plates pt;t tip on Dr. Stuck'
new methoil, (far superior ti the former
Rubber Plates) by which they are made
thin, of uniform thickness, "elastic and
with a beautiful polish, like tnamel. on
both sides. Call at our ollice and exam
Teeth extracted without pain, by use of
Xitrous Oxide Gas, which can be taken
with impunity by every body.
All work and operations iii Dental Sci
ence executed in the best and latest style.
OFFICE. Church street, between Gay
and State Streets. 70jun30tf
II. JP. -MILXJEH
Would inform the members ot the Shoe
Making Fraternity in this and adjoining
counties, that hei'sjnow prepared to fur
nish them with complete outfits in the
. :. . PEGS,
Sill fwlliuo jiii I '
and" everv. thing else required In the bu-
wholesale price.( 7decl
Jyxl B:aa'fjr'Sd t fail OiS?.
LYKC11B UBO ADVERTISEMENTS.
CORNER 8TII AND CHURCH STS.,
T. C. S. FERGUSON, Prop'r..
Offers Accommodations to the Travelling
Public not surpassed by any Hotel in
Low Charges, Good Fare, and Careful At
tention. Omnibus Free.
wm. c. howlix, Late of S. S. Davidson, & Co.
8. DAVIDH05, Late of S. S. Dsviiisou & Co.
. w. jowLi.t Late with Koliinsou & Co.
NOWLIN & CO.,
(Successors to S. S. Davidson & Co.,)
AND WHOLESALE DEAEERS IN
Canned Goods, Confectionaries, Pickles,
Sauces, Preserves, Foreign Fruits,
Cigars, &e., &c.
Agents for the Jamieson Steam Bakery
(Alexandria, Va..) 61, JT3ain Street,
BARRELS Pure old Cider Annie
0 Krandy. on Consignment.
70sep20t. LEE, TAYLOR & CO.
7T BARRELS Pure Old Rockbridge
I fj Count j', Va..Rve Whisky.
70sept2Htf LEE, TAYLOR & CO.
BARRELS Baker's Pure Old Rye
70Sept29tf LEE, TAYLOR & CO.
BARRELS Hanger's Pure Rye Whis
ky, warra n t c 1 1 1 i re e ve a i s ol d.
0sept2'Jtf LEE, TAYLOR & CO.
BARRELS White's Pure Rockbridge
Countv, Va., live Whisky.
70sept2S)tf LEE, TAYLOR & CO,
Ofl BARRELS Lackey's Pure Ilock
t)U bridge County, Va., Rye Whisky.
sept2!!tf LEE, TAYLOR & CO.
QAA BUSHELS, each, New Crop
OUU Clover and Timothv Seeds.
70septJitf LEE, TAYLOR & CO.
- (f SACKS Liverpool Fine Salt.
jlVJU Bbls Thoina.-town and Moun
tain Lime. 700 Bbls fresh ground .lames
River Hydraulic Cement. 100 Bbls. Cal
Mjjuntlctf LEE. TAYLOR & CO.
HENRY firoiiENnEIMKR. rr.l"i firO'irNItEIMRR.
Lute of Ti'iiiiesst-o Of LynrhburtC, Va.
il. cone, of Jonoslioro. Ti'itn.
GUGGENIIEIMER, CONE & CO.
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
XO. 22, COMMERCE STREET,
Keep eonstaully on hand a general
sttek of Foreign and Domestic Groireries.
Litjuors, $rc.. and solicit C'cuisigumeiitsof
Merchandie. Country Produce, Tobacco,
Ac., V.c.. to the sale and prompt return
for which our every attention will be paid.
O. "EjC- ZE-.XID
W I T H
Wilson, Burns & Co,
;50 S. Howard Street, Cor. of Lombard,
We keep constantly on hand a large and
well assorted stock of Groceries, suitable
for the Southern and Western trade. We
solicit consignments of COCXTRY PRO
DUCE. Pitch as Cotton, Feathers, Bees
wax, Woo!. Dried Fruit, Fur Skins.
Our facilities fordoing Business a re such
as to warrant quick sales ami prompt re
turns. All orders will have our prompt
attention. 70m a y 2Gy 1
J. W. ATKINS,
AV I T II
Manufacturers and Jobbers of
HATS, CAPS, and STRAW GOODS,
272, W. Baltimore Street,
Wm. D. Rareett,
J. D. HlCJGINS.
Peimiman & Bro,
IMPORTERS & WHOLESALE
FOREIGN A.D DOMESTIC
No. lO, X. HOWARD, STREET.
x. o. rnxxiMAv, "1
,r"rH? I BAL.TI3IORE.
Jo. A. CI.AKKSO.V.J
Pianos ! Pianos ! Pianos !
SEVCX GOLD .TSEDAES WERE
At late Fan s held in the South in Octo
ber and November, ISC'.i, to
Chas. M. Stieff,
For the best PIANOS, over
I2altinirr. riiilsulrlpliia and Sew
Oflice and New Warerooms. Xo. 0. North
Liberty Street, above Baltimore
Street, Baltimore, Md
Have all the latest improvements includ
ing the Afiu.EFE Teeijle, Ivory
"Fronts, and the Improved
fully warranted for live years, with privi
lege of exchange within twelve months if
not entirely satisfactory to purchasers.
Second hand Pianos and Parlor Organs
from $50 to fcJOO.
References iclto lave our Pianos in Use.
Gen. H. E. Lee. Lexington. Va.; Gen.
Robert Ransom. Wilmington, N. C; Gen.
I). II. Hill. Charlotte. N. C: Gov. John
Letcher. Lexington, Va.; Bishop Wilmer,
New Orleans. La.; T. H. Evans. l. II.
Clark, and Dr. Alexander Neil son. Mor
ristown. Tenn.; John L. Rhea. Knoxville,
Tenn.; Gen. T. D. Arnold. Greeneville,
Tenn.; (Jen. J. C. Vaughn, Sweetwater,
Ten.; Jobn AV. Goddard, Sweetwater,
Tenn.: A. Gains. Knoville, Tenn.
Send for a Circular containing 800 names
of persons who have purebnsed the Stieft'
Pinno in the South, Mnce the war closed.
PHIL A DELPUIA.
GANS, LEIBMAN & CO.
!V. 334 Market Street,
J09. L. BERG,
E. N. HERNDON
BABCROET & CO,
IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS
Of Staple and Faney Dry Goods,
Cloths, Cassiiueres, Blankets,
Linens, White Goods, Hosi
ery, Ac, Ac.
Nos. 405 and 407 Market Street,
Above Fourth, North Side,
WILSON & STEWART
K0. 201 K03TII FROST STREET,
CORNER RACE STREET,
Consignments solicited of Dried Fruits,
Beeswax, Feathers. Seed;;, Roots Furs
said Southern Produce Generally.
MELL0H, BAINS & MELL0R,
HOSIERY, SMALL WARES
Removed to the X. E. Corner Fiftli and
Hugh T. Tabggat,
Attorney at Law
A N P
Solicitor ox Claims,
All Business requiring the services of an
Attorney at the scat oi Government
promptly attended to. 7fmay5tt
11. W. WALKER,
P. 0. RftK 559, WASUI5GT0X, D. .
All business entrusted to his care will
meet with prompt attention.
Correspondence from Attorneys Solici
ted. Bcft of references given if required.
Military, naval and general
Chas. T. McGffl,
Attorney at Law and Solicitor for
AVasliincftoii, O. C
Continues to attend to Claims, especi
ally those growing out of the late war,
before the several Department and
Courts of the United States; Pensions
due Soldiers. Otlicers rof every grade,
Seamen and Marines, and the Widows,
Children and heirs-at-law of those who
have been killed or died from wounds or
sickness contracted in the service; Re
cruiting and Quartermasters' Claims;
Claims for Steamboats, and craft of all
description, used, rented, or destroyed
lv Government ; Horse.-, Cattle. Fodder,
Corn", and all kinds of property Tsi'ken tor
Government purposes in the Northern
and Southern States; Mail Contractors'
Claims, and the Claims of late Post Mas
ters. North and South.
Claims for property seized by the
FrcediiM u"s Bureau Treasury Agents,
and for the recovery of abandoned prop
erty, promptly attended to.
Particular attention given to Claims
for a Refund of Internal Revenue Tax
and Customs Duties erroneously assessed
and paid. Railroad accounts and Claims
on Foreign Governments.
Bounty and Bounty Land obtained un
der all existing laws. and laws that may
hereafter be made.
Claims before the Departments, Con
gress. Court of Claims, and Supreme
Court, in the hands of distant attorneys
requiring the service ol an agent in Wah
inton. are request d, and will be ener
getically prosecuted on the most liberal
Suspended cases, of whatever nature,
whether of long standing or recent date,
are solicited ; also, pensions, suspended
by rea.'on of the late war, revived in the
Our long residence at the seat of Gov
ernment, tamiliarty with the oflices. and
thorough daily practical experience in all
the Departments well quality us for the
prompt and energetic discharge of all
busine-s placed in our hands.
References : Hon. Eugene Cassady.
U. S. Senate: Hon. S. PChase, Chief
Justice. U. S.; Gen. W. T. Sherman. U.
.; Hon. II. M. McGill, late Gov.;
T. Olvnioia : Hon. Jno. Sherman, U.
S. Senator. Ohio ; Hon. S. C. Romeroy.
V. S. Senator. Kansas; Hon. W. B.
Stokes, M. C. ; J mitre G. W. Clinton,
Buffalo. N. Y. ; E. N. Griflith, Esq.,
Attorneys at Law and Agents through
out the country who desire to form an en
ergetic Branch' Agency at Washington,
which will be cf mutual benefit are re
quested to forward business. Detailed in
formation, advice, instruction, and all
necessary form for every claim furnished
to correspondents. Terms moderate. Ad
dress CHAS. F. McC ILL. P. O. Box
(HID Washington, D. C. Ollke and resi
dence (j"th street cor. F.
Nos. 200 & 202 Penn, Ave.
WASI1INGTOX, D. C.
Best Wines and Liquors at the Bar.
AT ALL iH33JJlFieo
Board & Rooms by the Day or Wf ck.
TIIOS. CKEE.V, Proprietor.
WANTED AGENTS To sell the OC
TAGON SEWING MACHINE.
It is licensed, makes the "Elastic Lock
Stitch', and is warranted for 5 years. Price
8ij. All other machines with an under
feed fold for 815 or less are infringements.
Address OCTAGON SEWING MA
CHJNE CO.. St. Lonic. Mo.. Chicago. 111..
llrt-mirsH, 13., or Cotton, r.lsrr. jrtttf.
From the Overland Monthly. , ..
Plain Langnas'e front Truthful
(TABLE MOUNTAIN, 1370.)
Which I wish to remark
And my language is plain
That for ways that are dark . '
And for tricks that are vain,
The heathen Chinee is peculiar. '
Which the same I would rise to explain
Ah Sin was his name; . .
And I shall not deny : ;
In regard to the same , j
What that name might imply .' i'
But his it was and child-like, " .
As I frequently remarked to Bill Nye.
It was August the third
And quite soft was the skies,
Which it might be inferred
That Ah Sin was likewise:
Yet he played it that day upon William
And me in a way I despise. ,
Which we had a small game,
And Ah Sin took a hand:
It was Euchre. The same
He did not understand.
But he smiled as he sat at the table.
With a smile that was child like and
Yet the cards they were stocked
In a way that I grieve,
And my leelings were shocked
At the stite of Nye's sleeve:
Which was Etuffed full of aces and bow
ers. And the same w ith intent to deceiva.
But the hands that were played
By that heathen Chinee,
And the points that he made
Were quite frightful to see
Till at last he put down a right bower,
Which the same Nye had dealt uuto
Then Hooked up at Nye,
And he gazed upon me;
And he rose w ith a sigh.
And said, "Can this be?
We are ruined by Chinese cheap labor,"
And he went for that heathen Chinee.
In the scene that ensued
I did not take a hand, .
But the tloorit was strewed
Like the leaves on the strand
With the cards .that All Sin had been
In the game "he did not understand."
In his sleeves which wire long,
He had twenty-four packs
Which was coming it strong,
Yet I state but the facts;
And we found on his nails which were
What is frequent iu tapers that's wax.
Which is w hy I remark,
And nnr language is plain,
Tiiat for ways that ajre dark,
And for tricks that are vain,
The heathen Chinee is peculiar
Which the same I am free to maintain.
ISoys and Girls.
Dr. Aik man's Life at Home, speaking
of Leys and girls, fays : .
They are Lorn different, end show it
while they are infants. The boy baby is
restless and uneasy in his mother's arms,
lie is never still except when asleep, and
even then tumbles' from sMe to side in
his crib with sudden flings of arms and logs.
When lie grows beyond babyhood, he plays
differently. Without ever being told of it.
lie instinctively turns away from dolls;
lays them aside in indifference, and freely
donates them to whatever girl will have
them, lie demands balls and bats, and
drums , he turns down chairs for horses,
lays hold on all the strings of the house
for lines, wants all the little sticks made
into whips, mounts lounges and drives
four in hand ; he asks for guns, and wants
you to tell him stories of bears and lions
and tigers, and is amused beyoud measure
at their leaping upon and eating up cows
and oxen. The girl baby is gentle, even
from the first, and looks quietly out of the
blue eyes, or laughingly out of the dark
ones. She takes naturally to her dolls,
and never wearies of dressing them aud
arranging the baby-house ; she is gentle in
her plays, nnd w.ould be frightened with
what would fill her brother with a paroxysm
of delight; she loves fairy tales, and will
not laugh and ask some absurd question
about the babes in the wood, but rather
cries over their sorrows. The sister will
smooth pussy and hold her lovingly in her
lap, while the brother wants to see if the
cat can jump, and when she tries to get
out of his undesirable company, will detain
her by leg or tail. And these same diver
gencies of disposition and character per
petuate themselves as the boy or girl
grows older. There are exceptions, it is
true ; some boys have all the tastes and
gentleness of a feminine nature, and some
girls have much that is masculine I do
not regret seeing it in each. The gentle
will not make any the less noble man be
cause there was so much that was girl like
in his childhood, nor will the girl that was,
in her rudeness, often called a boy, be any
the less, but perhaps all the more a true
and lovelj' woman.
Sloppy "ERusi teiiess.
Nothing is more annoying than that
display of affection which some husbands
and wives show to each other in society.
That familiarity of touch, those half con
cealed caresses, those absurd names, that
prodigality of endearing epithets, that de
voted attention which tbey flaunt in the
face of the public as a kind of challenge
to the world at large to come and admire
their happiness, is always noticed and
laughed at, and sometimes more than
laughed at. Yet tc some women this parade
of love is the very essence of married hap
piness, and part of their dearest privileges.
They believe themselves admired and en
vied, when they are ridiculed and scoffed
at ; and they think their husbands are
models for other men to copy, when they
arc taken as examples for all to avoid.
Men who have any real manliness, how
ever, do not give in to this kind of thing ;
though there are some, as effeminate and
gushing as women themselves, who like
this sloppy effusivci.ec-s of love, and carry
it on into quite old age, fondling the an
cient grand-mother with gray hair as lavish
ly as they had fondled the youthful bride,
and seeing no want of harmony in calling
a withered old dame of sixty aud upwards
by the pet names by which they had call
ed her when she was a slip of a girl of
;,rMn The continuance of love from
youth to old ago is very lovely, very cheer-
- - tl TM
in: but even "Kun Anuersou, my u,
would lose its pathos if Mrs. Anderson h.-.
iniored the difference between the raven
nd the ktiowv brow. This public
display of familiar affection is never seen
among men who pride themselves on mak
ing good lovers ; as certain men do those
who have reduced the practice of love-making
to an art, a science, and know, iheir
lesson to a letter. Saturday Review.
A large number of tho convicts now ' m
the Penitentiary are to be employed in
coalmines. . 1 ' - '
For the Herald and Tribune.
The Reason Why.
How strange that that young man should
think so little of himself as to follow up,
fcuch debasing habits ! Stranger than all
he is a taleuted young man, and could
have made himself useful in many ways !
Will you only think, there is his neighbor
who has not bad half the privileges, and
perhaps few of the encouragements he has
had, yet he seems to be his superior every
way ! Not so strange after all. Privileges,
encouragement, talents', 'are, not properly
the elements of real manhood. They are
only means to an end. A very poor means
too, when poorly used. Man's influence
does not depend on what he might do ; nor
does his usefulness consist in what others
happen to think of him ; rather on what
they must think from conduct and charac
ter. A man must be judged from what
he is, rather than from possibilities. He
is always what he makes himself.
Take the case of a really great man.
In youth he is honest, industrious, perse
vering is taught the value of thoughtful
ness and knowledge and comes up to man
hood with his powers so developed that in
life's sterner conflicts he instinctively takes
the side of temperance, justice, and reli
gion. In life's decline a serene, ripe old
age seems to resi cpon the veteran like
the Indian Summer on the departing year.
Through the wliole tlire runs the stream
of contentment, deepening and widening
into that other broader, deeper current
which seems to boar away all the cares and
discouragements which a noble life "is
heir to." lie stands where two woilds
meet, but is not afraid. That fame hor.e&t
purpose which led him up through life has
a sublinated moaning now. It is faith
and it reaches forth to lake hold on an
eternal inheritance. "With it he stands
strong in decline even for the intellectu
al man has not been debased the judg
ment is clear, mental vigor unabated. He
is the hero of the last battle, for these ele
ments of manhood have prepared him f-:r
a higher, nobler, sphere of action.
Hut how different with that man who
has always waited for something to do.
In youth, without restraint, the compan
ion of idlers, while those endowments
which God designed for noblest purposes,
are exercised only to swell the catalogue of
crime. In manhood reckless the bosom
friend of the debauchee iu constant dread
of the law that was only designed to pro
tect, yet boldly defying that higher law
whose avenging finger must write his doom
in characters of fare. In old age, if per
chaace there is such to him, he stands like
the giant tree that was once the pride of
the forest, whose top and spreading branch
es are stripped of their glories, the tree
standing a mere wreck of what it once
was in its glory, 'i ho vigor of his intel
lect is gone, and childish feebleness lays
hold of his judgment If he stands longer
he is a light house without a lamp, yet
tremblingly awaiting the summons that
must call him where no hope can ever
come. It is too much ! Already the wail
of abused privileges and the shriek of dis
appointed hopes pierce his soul, and haunt
his vision like disembodied spirits, while
prayer, that best expression of distress,
asks relief. All too late. Happiness, like
real merit, cannot be bought with sordid
pelf, nor alone with heart yearnings and
regrets, no matter how sincere. Character
does not come of idle day-dreams, or child
ish fancies. The one is the counterpart of
the other, and they are both attainable.
Work, is the God-appointed agent. It is
persevering toil more than anything else,
that brings contentment that silences the
fiery forces of the soul ! Work prepares us
for the enjoyment of the higher life, and
rives us a love for this. It is said cf the
great Lethoven, that once by reason of in
creasing deafness, he was in despair and
almost tempted tc commit suicide. Work
enough, a higher idea, and in a moment
of triumph he said : "Art J She aloHe
she held me back; Oh ! it seemed impos
sible to me to quit this world before I had
accomplished all I felt myself capable and
therefore I preserved this unhappy life."
Work it proof against temptation, and
will give all we noed desire. It is idleness
that drives men into dissipation dilli
gence that holds them back. Earnest ef
fort is the true alchemy. It may not turn
all things to gold, but it will devise the
means of usefulness in proper channels aud
develope a higher manhood. Over the
door-way of every temple of learning
upon the threshold of every young man's
entrance in real life, I would wri "Aul
la excellentia sine luUrrc," Silex.
A Sood Answer.
Sir," said a lad coming down a wharf
in Boston, and addressing a well-known
merchant, "sir, have you any berth for me
on your ship ? I want to earn something."
"What can you do?" asked the gentle
man. "I can try my best to do whatever I am
put to,' answered the boy. ,
"What have you done ?"
"I have sawed and split all mother's
wnce for nigh two years."
"What have you not done?" asked the
gentleman, which was a queer sort of a
"Well, sir," answered the boy. after a
moment's pause. "I have not whispered
once in school for a whole year."
"That's enough," said the gentleman,
"you may ship aboard this vessel, and I
hope to see you master ot her some oay.
A Joy who can master a wood-pile and
bridle his tongue must be made of good
The Nashville and Chattanooga Rail
road has issued most stringent rcgulatious
in regard to free passage.
The Tennessee Coal Company are send
ing in considerable coal now over -the
Nashuille and Chattanooga Railroad, . , j
Divorced in the Desert.
One of the pioneers in California emi
gration, who went across the plains in 1849,
tells this story, that began on the journey
and has just ended in San Francisco :
While the train of which the narrator, now
in Nevada, was a member, was encamped
at a point on the Humboldt where the
Lessen trail intersects the Carson track of
travel, he visited the tent of a family con
sisting of an elderly couple and one child,
a daughter of 14 or 15. The old lady
was sitting ou a pile of blankets under the
canvass, encouraging a most determined
attack of the "sulks," while the masculine
head of affairs had planted himself on the
wooden tongue, and was sucking his pipe as
though he expected to remain there for
ever. A single glance developed the difficulty
in that little train of one wagon and three
persons, and that it had attained a point
of quiet desperation beyond the reach of
peaceful adjustment. Three days before
they had pitched their tent at the forks of
the road, and as they could not agree upou
the route by which to enter California,
there they had remained. Tho husband
had expressed a preference for the Carson
road, and the wifo for tho Lessen, and
neither would yield. Tho wife declared
she would remain all winter : the husband
said he would be pleased to prolong the
sojourn through the summer following.
On the morning of the fourth day the
wife broke a sudden silence of 3G hours
by proposing a division of the property,
which consisted of two yoke of oxen, one
wagon, camp furniture, asmall quantity of
provisions, aud 12 in silver. The propos
al was accepted ; and forthwith the "plun
der" was divided, leaving the wagon to the
old man, and the daughter to the mother.
The latter exchanged with a neighboring
traiu the eattl'e belonging to her for a pony
and a pack-saddle, and. piling her daugh
ter and her portion of the divided spoil
upon the animal, she resolutely started
across the desert by the Lessen trail, while
the old man silently yoked his cattle and
took the other route.
Of course both parties reached Califor
nia in safety. We say "of course," for it
is scarcely possible that any obstacle, death
included, could have interfered with stub
borness so sublime. Arriving in Sacra
mento, with her daughter, the old lady
readily found employment for women
were less plentiful than now and subse
quently opened a boarding house, and in a
few years amassed a handsome fortune.
Two years ago she went to San Francisco,
and the daughter, whose education had not
been neglected, was married to one of the
most substantial citizens.
And what had become of the old man !
The wife had not seen or heard of him
since they parted on the Humboldt. They
had lived happily together for yeirs, and
she sometimes reproached herself for tho
wilfulness that s-eparated them after so
long a pilgrimage together. Hut he was
not dead. We cauuot trace his course in
California, however. All that W3 know of
him is. that fortune had not smiled upon
him, and that for years be had toiled with
out hope. Finally, feeling unable longer
to wield the pick and shovel, he visiteu
San Francisco in the hope of obtaining
employment better adapted to his wasted
Tor three months he remained idle after
arriving there, and then, for want of occu
pation, became the humble retailer of pea
nuts and oranges, with his entire traffic up
on his arm: This was six months ago.
A few weeks since, in passing the open dour
of a cottage in the southern part of the
city, he observed a lady in the hall, and
stopped to offer his merchandize. As he
stepped upon the threshold the lady ap
proached, and the old man raised his eyes
and dropped his basket ; and no wonder,
either, for she was his wife, his "old wo
man !" She recognized him, and throw
ing up her arras in amazement, exclaimed :
"Great God! John, is that you?" "All
that is left of me," replied the old man.
With extended arms they approached.
Suddenly the old lady's countenance
changed and she stepped back. "John,"
said she, with alook which might have been
construed into earnestness,' "how did you
find the Carson road?" "Miserable, Sukey,
miserable," replied the old man ; "full of
sand and alkali." "Then I was right,
John?" she continued inquiringly. "You
were, Sukey." "That's enough 1" said
she throwing her arms around the old man's
neck; "That's enough, John ;" and the
old couple, strangely sundered, were re
united. A Rain of ISIood.
The Sulphur Springs (Texas) Gazette
contains the following most remarkable
Knowingthat you are not given to sensa
tionalism, I take this method of giving to
the public an item, the truth of winch I
can testify as an eye-witness, as can also
some others living in the same neighbor
hood. On last Sunday, the 2d inst., about
8 o'clock in the morning, some six miles
south of Sulphur Springs, when not a cloud
wis to be seen to dim the blue vault of
heaven, fell what can but be termed a rai n
or shower of blood, which lasted some
eight or teu seconds. Its district was quite
limited, and it fell in specks about the size
of squirrel shot, and in density about one
hundred to the size of an ordinary plate.
This shower was witnessed by Mr. Hussy
and family, who were seated around the
breakfast table in the yard, at the time be
fore stated, .when, upou a sudden., came
pattering the drops of blood upon the dish
es, victuals, and all around. -Mr. Hussy
immediately sent b'w , little son for me,
whose clothes were bespattered with blood
on reaching my house. An hour clap sed,
probably, before my reaching the vicinity,
yet the leaves, grass and the table bore the
distinctly-visible marks of blood. No one
in the vicinity can give an explanation of
this mysterious affair. 1 leave the matter
for the scrutiny of sciencn and the light of
revelation. C. J. Scllivax.
A similar event happened in Tennessee
about twenty years ago. Since then snakes
and frogs have fallen in various localities.
John B. Gough tells the following story,
though the joke be at his own expense.
Once, while on a lecturing tour through
Kngland, he was indroduced to a village
audience in these terms :
"Ladies and Gextlemex I'ave the
'onor to introduce to you the distinguished
lecturer, Mr. John. li. Gough, who, will
barddrcr-s you on the subject of temper
ance. You know that temperanco is
thought to be rather a - dry subject ; but
to-night, as we listen to our friend, the
boccan. we may , 'opo to 'ave the miracle
of Sampson repeated and to bft refreshed
with water from the jawbone of a hassl"
The "most married" woman of which
there is any record was undoubtedly the
Harlem, woman spoken of by Evelyn in
his diary, whose propensity for remarrying
had finally to be checked by law. She
married her twenty-fifth husband, and be
ing now a widow, was prohibited to marry
Many years ago a man in ILp-taville, N.
York, became attached to a young ami
beautiful damsel, who died before their
intended marriage could be consummated.
He then married the mother of the deceas
ed, who was some twenty years his senior
but with whom he lived quite happy until
she was eighty and he sixty years of age.
As tho wifo had by this time become quite
decripit, they adopted a maid of somer
thirty summers, who' had lived with them
a year and a half when the old lady diod.
Before the time appointed for tho funer
al the man himself was taken sick, on
which account the funeral scrtice wer
postponed four weeks. But in less than
two weeks he sent for a J astice of tho
Peace, and was married to tho maid ha
had adopted. The next day the couple
applied to the town for support, and a
week later the man himself died, his fu
neral being attended before that cf hi
first wife, and the woman ho had so re
cently married being the only mourner.
Human folly is "vast and illimitable."
When Socrates was asked whether it
were better for a man to get married or
live single, be replied : "Lot him do either
and he will repent it."
With due respect to Socrates, we rou.t
object to the above. We once knew a fortune-hunting
young man who married a
maiden lady on tho wintry side of fifty. 1
She was worth about 100,000, and died
in less than a m.mth alter the celebration
of the nuptial ceremonies. He inherited
her property, and he never repented his
Iu the Royal Library of Pari is a writ
ten contract drawn up in 1"-J'J7, between
two persous of noble birth in Armagnoo.
The document bound husband aud wife to
faithful wedlock for seven years. It stip
ulated that the parties should havo tb
right to renew the tie at that time if they
mutually ngrced, but if not, the children
were to be equally divided. If the mini- .
bcr should chance not to be even, they
were to draw lots for the old one.
In Borneo marriages, which generally
succeed a lengthened routine of enigmat
ical courtship peculiar to these people, are
celebrated with great pomp and consider
able originality. Tho bride aud bride
groom are conducted from the opposite
ends of the village to the spot where the
ceremony is performed. They aro fceated
on two bars of iron, symbolical of tho vig
orous and lasting blessings in store for
them. A cigar and a betel leaf carefully
prepared with areca nut are put into tho
bauds of each. One of the officiating
priests advances, waves two fowls over tho
heads of the betrothed, and in a long ad
dress to tho Supremo Being, and a short
nnn tn the eounlo. calls down eternal bind
ings oil them, implores that peace and hap
piness attend tho union, nul gives somo
temporal advice, sometimes of a character
more medical than saintly. The spiritual
part being thus concluded, tae material
succeeds. The heads of the affirmed aro
lnnl;nd together four times: then tho
bridegroom puts bis betel leaf and cigar
into tho mouth of the bride : and thus .;
thev are acknowledged a wedded couple,
with tho sanction of their religion. At a
later period on the nuptial evening fowls
are killed, the blood caught in two cup-.
and frnin its color the nricst foretells the
happiness or misery of tho newly married.
The ceremony is closed by a feat, much .
dancing and noisy music. ; ... : I f
The Itl:iphemoufl Crovr.
At a certain cross-road in the State of
Alabama stood a small grocery or whiskey
sin p, where "busthead" and "streak lignt-
ning" were dealt out to the thirsty un
washed at five cents a driuk or twenty-five
cents a quart. The presiding genius of
this delectable institution wus one Bill
Sikes, who, among various pets, had a do
mesticated crow, black as the ace of upades.
This crow had learned, among other things
to repeat quite plaiuly "damn you !" w hich
he of courso heard frequently used in tho
grocer)'. During the prevalence of a knock
down and drag out fight one day. h-wever,
tho crow was frightcuod from home, and
flew off to the woods never to -cturn.
About three miles from the cioeery was
a settlement meeting-home an old tum-
. , rf , S J
lle down auair, oniy uiea on cenwu w;'
sions, when a circuit rider came that way. :
Into this building went the crow, taking
peaceable possession; and two days there- .
after the church was thrown open lor
preaching, and a large crowd jiRW5mbld,
among whom was a very old ; lady, who
was compelled to use crutches in walking,
who took her heat iu the front pew, and
was aoon absorbed in the clequcm e of tho
pre.icher. The reverend-gentleman had
ecarcely got under full-headway, and com
menced thundering his anathemas ot all
grades of sinners, when a bourse, croaking
voice from above utte.cd the ominous
words : .
"Damn you "'
The preacher and congregation looked
aghast at such profanity, and oach peered -into
his neighbors face in vain to detect
some sign of guilt. Quiet was at length
restored, however, and thescTmon yrocccd
ed, but ere ten minutes passed the omin
ous "damn you!" again electrified the au
dience, and just as the preacher cast hi$
eyes upward to search for the delinquent,
the crjvv flew down from his perch, and
lighting upon the Bible, calmly purveyed
tho crowd and gave another dofeful croak ;
"Damn you '."
The effect was electrical. ' Giving nnn
startled and electrified glance at the intru
der, the preacher sprang from the window,
carrying sash, glass and all with him, and
set off at a break neck pace through tbe
woods, closely followed by his horror Kt rick
en congregation, who piled outof the build
ding pell-mell after him. In th general
scramble the old lady with tho crutches
bad been knocked down in the church,
where she lay. unable to rise ; and on ob
serving ber, the crow, who was after some
thing to eat, flew down beside her,; v
looking up at (ier very knovyingly, croak
ed out: , M
"Damn you ! , "Damn you !"
The old lady ecd him savagely for '
few moments and then bursted forth in
tone of reckless defiance :" "
, "Yes. and damn you. too ! I had notbknt ,
to do with getting up this old MiWm
meeting and you know it !" !
The poor old lady hud initakn tl
for the deviL'jind cone(wei. "
r.r . -T,
i w r nil svi - i lAirir in inrr mifMt m
is full of just such people.