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THE MORRISTWN GAZETTE.
One square, (ten lines, or less,) for first lasertioa One Dollar, each subsequent insertion Fifty eentii. PUBLISHED BY L. P. & G. E. SPECK. Spaoe. One Square, Two Squares, Three Squares, Foil th i olumn, Half Column, One (.olumn. 3 00 5 00 7 00 10 00 15 00 M oo IS 00 S 00 fit 00 io oo is so! 18 oe 13 00 IS 00' 20 oe 20 001 30 00; 40 00 3 ) 00 40 00 CO 00 i 00 60 00 100 00 TERMS : $1 A YEAR, STRICTLY IN ADVANCE. Vol. V No. 8. M0RRIST0WN, TENN., WEDNESMp, MAY 10, 1871. Two Dollars a Year. Professional Cards. DENTISTRY. DENTISTRY. THOS. J. SPECK, D. D, S. OFF I C lit Rogersville, Tenn.. from 1st to 15th of each month. Morritown, from lath to last of each month. TERMS Cash or Its equivalent O. C. KING, Mossy Creek, Term. W. S. KTLK, Ropersville, Tenn. KING & KYLE, Attorneys at Law . WILL practice in the Courts of Haw kius, Haicock. Sullivan, Hamblen, Jefferson and Grainger. ap5Ty. DR. C. E. FULLER, A Graduate of the Augusta Medical College, Has located at CHUCKY BEND, TENN.. and tenders his professional services to the people, of that vicinity. June loth, 1870. D R. BEN. F. M uFAKLAND Has located in Morristown, and tenders his professional services to the citizens of -hi" conirr.nnily. Office over the store of Morris, Kidwell Si Co., with J. P. Evans, Esq. julvl:;. G M A GEE, M . D . , S IT Ii G E O N AND PHYSICIA N. Will jrive special attention to the TREATMENT OF MSEASES OF WMH, MollRISTOWN. TkXN", aplStf D E N T I S T R Y . J. T. CAZIER. D. D. S. O V W 1 C E JONESBORO', TENNESSEE TERMS CASH. (ma IS 8. J Kirkpatrick, I. K Ke v s. Jon bor '. .Tone?Vo o" K Ite-ves Gn cnevillc. KirtpatrkL Ewves Reeves. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, GRKEVkVIM.E & JQVE-BOUO' TENN Will pract.ee in all tlie Gourisol L eper Kaal Tenon, -ce. jel ly. WW. LANG HORN E . Attorney at I.nw. And Solicitor in Ch.-incery, Gorman's Depot Cocke oiVntt, . Tenv Pr i ti e- in t' e unti ol Coo e, J'fferson, Se iev, I'n on G ii gcr aud Greene (. 1 '"C ti n a te'e I t prrtpty. ptt-jT J. G. host, Late of Virginia. J. C. MOOU . KOSF & II O DOSS, ATT0KE1S AT LAW, Moi i ijfomis, Tfnn. Will practice in the courts of JefFersoF. Grainger and adjoining counties, and in the Supreme COUTt at Kn.ixville. Ail business entrusted to them will re oeive nruinnt and careful attention. (U.'i. K. M. Barton. Win. HcFarland. Jas. 1". Evan. "OARTON, McFARLAND ft EVANS, ATTORNEYS AT LA W. BbMTMvwB, Ti-nu. j Will practice their profes.-iou i:. .! ffer- j son and all the adjoiititi o -uv.- .: East Tennessee, and in the Supreme Mid Fed , ...! .., EuTniia S-.:; l',i!l liii!iS l - 11 . . ' f mLW A H P E T T 1 B 0 N E Attomev at Law, G R E E N E VI L L E, T E N N . Will attend the circuit and chancery court of the first .ludicial District of Tennessee, and also, the counties of .leffer- on and Cocke, and will practice in the Supreme and Federal courts at Knoxvilie, Collections promptly attended to. dec 12-1 v. NEAL, PARKER & HEAL, ATTORNEYS AT Uf, Greenwood mid Ptraelifla, Ark. Will practice in all tire State courts in western Arkansas, in the Supreme Gou-t at Little Ruck, and in the circuit an'l district court -at Van Bareo Will art nd to the collection of all claims commit ted to their care in western Arkansas, North Eastern Texas, and the Indian Nation.. M ill purchase ami matte Miasm i Seal Estate, wIh-u a dVacripaoa ot iuautitj , fjual- itr, locality, ana saii-iacmrj t.-i.-im-t june3-ly. Miscellaneous Cards. M, FAIN, of Trnnevsee. with GANT, 11 E BM AN & CO. MAXIFACTTKEH3 OF Men and Boys' Clothing, JOS. b. BKKO ) una (ioi.nsniTH, (, I.'tON i ANS ( I.EOV LIEBMAS. o. 3t Market Street, Philadelphia. tt. F. POWELL, of Raersville, Teon. WEILL E R & B R 0. Wholesale Clothiers, 398 W. BA T.TIM ORE RTKEET, iwlSSli BALTIMORE. Particular attention paidt orders. (jeS. TSeOPLE'S BANK OF KNOXVILLE JOS. It. MITCHELL, G. T. McGHEE, Cashier. President. ( STOCKHOLDERS. C, M. !.IcGhee. John H. Braxner, Jos. F. Mitchell, Thos. H. Calloway. m -' We purchase aud sell t nitcrt Staler stork. I n i ted siatrs Coupons. Tennessee i onpons. tounty ana ltj Coupons, Kallroad Storks. Kank Notes. speele. East Tennessee and Virjrinia It. R, Coupons, and Eest Ttnjirgsee and ieor)ria K. R. Coupons. JUS. R. MITCHELL, oc24yl Cashier. NEW CARRIA6E SHOP. I HAVE ItKCKNTI.Y SETTLED IN" MOR RISTOWX TEXN for the purpose of making Carriage. Bnesles. spring Waenns And Vehicles of all Descriptions. I woo'd respectfully sol'cit a libi'ral share of the patronage of the citiz- ns of Mornstown ana surrounding vicinity. My work shall b'1 of the Bel Quality and the Latest Style. Repairing promptly attended to. Shop ituated on Cumberland Street Terras, dASH ; or Produre taken la exchange for work. mar15-ly ) JOHN BROWS. JOHN NOE, BLACKSMITH, MORRISTOWN, TEN N. TTroald respectfully announce to the citizen. Vt of Morristown and vicinity that he has open da -hop at the o'd stand of !. II. Johnson, on the Virginia Railroad, and that he ia pre pared to do ail kinds of Blarkonilhlns; In the best manner known to the trade, and at reasona ble prices Wagons, Hacks Buggies, etc. ironed In the best style ; particular attention paid to repairing Plows, and Farm Imp'ements; steel plows pointed" in substantial style, and horse shoeing done to perfection Axes and other im plements repaitrd and made to order. Grain aud ProAnoe of a'l "kinds taken at cash prices for work. Give me call when you want good work done promptly marl-tf. SUGAR Of all grades and qualities at redneed figures, always on hand. EARNEST. PENCE A BRISCOE Miscellaneous Advertisements 1871. SPK1NG 8EASON 1871. J. FELLHEIMER, WHOLESALE DEALER IS MILLINERY MM)BS, Cloaks and Furs. SPECIALITY : LADIES' UNDER GARMENTS AND READY-MADE SUITS. salesrooms Baltimore street and 31 North Howard street, mar29 3m. BALTIMORE, MD. G Mr PARKER, (LATE WOOinsUFF & PARSES.) Wholesale Grocer, Nos. 42, 44, 46 North Water Street, MOBILE. ALA. (maf2 P. M. WILLIAMS, Commission Merchant, Factorv Agent ftr SaTe oT ROCKFORD COTTON YARNS, SHEETINGS. BATTINGS, Carpet (bin, Grain Sacks, Paper, h., It, Consignments solicited of Bacon, Lard. Flour, Grain, Tobacco, Feathers, Bees w.ix, Ginseng, Flax Seed, &c. Yarns Advanced on Produce. GAY STREET, KNOXVILLE, TENN. marl5 It. R. H. DIB,1KLL' Tobacco Commission Merchant, A7. KI17 Carey Street, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. ESTABLISHED 1S44. Offers his service for the sale of Tol.acco Wheat and Corn. sep!l-:?m V K . I. 1 1) K WITH WILSON, BURNS & CO, Wholesale Grocers anJ Commission Merib (s, 30S. How r I stre f, corner ut t.oml ard, B A L T I M O It E . We keep constantly on hand a larjr and well assorted stock of Guot kkies. suttable for the Southern and Western trade. We solicit consignments of Country Pro duce, such as Cotton, Feathers. Ginsenjr. Bee.swax, Wool. Dried Fruit. Fur Skins, etc Our facilities for doinjr business are such as to warrant (juick sales and prompt returns. All onlers will havf our prompt attention. (a? -7 -ly) R WALTER & COT, Wholesale Clothiers AN' Jobbers in Mens1 Wear, 3M W. Baltimore Street, corner Howard, B A L T I M 0 B E. mr29 O R. Smith & Co., mmtn nm retail Mtaunfl n Cooks, Statitinen ami Fancy Gofwls, Depository of tlie Am. S. S. Union, Gat Strket, ZZrSLr. I Knoxville, Tenn. Depot for all the Periodicals of the Day. mavl I tt. JOHV S. KISTIXK. sjtm r. may. RISTINE & MAY. MANUFACTURERS AND DEALER? IN' CABINET FURNITURE AND ALL KINDS OF Mat trasses Patent Bed Springs AND CHILDREN'S CARRIAGES, Factory in North Knoxville. Warerooms, 120 Gay Street. KXOXVILLE mar! 5 lv. TENN II. T. cox, of Tenn. J. L COX, of Tenn H. T. CO X & BROTHER. Commission Merchants, Forsyth Street, ATLANTA. GEORGIA. Prompt attention given to the sale of Produce, brocrrle and General Merchandise, And nllingorders lor Produce or Merchandise. Refer to Business Houses generally of East Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia. Business Houses generally of Atlanta. French, Brown & Co., and others, Chatta nooga, Tenn. Marsengale & Co., and others, Nashville, Tenn. Wilson, Burns & Co., Baltimore. jan20-mfi D. A. NEILSON, OENEHAI. COMMISSION MERCHANT, For the sale of FLOCK, BACON', CORN & PKODITE GENERALLY. v o. Market St. Chattanooga, Tenn. Prompt attention given to all consignments George S. Crotch is connected with this house, anrl will ive all business en trusted to it his personal attention. H . D LORD, Watchmaker and Jeweler, AND GENERAL 1 1 JB DEALER IN Gold, (silver and Plated Ware, SPECTACLES. PISTOLS, CARTRIDGES, Ac. Ac. MAIX STREET MOR RISToWN, TENN Hair Work made to Order, Repairing done on Short Notice, All work executed Promptly and Satisfactorily. WILSftl 4 e., M'l.IIKE BLOCK, knoxviijjb, tenn; t; B N ERA I. Commission Merchants, And Dealers In Flour. Grain, Country Produce, Groceries, 4c. Consignments solicited and prompt at tention given to all business entrusted to our cafe, and cash remitted on day of sale. Letters of enquiry promptly answered. Cash paid for Wheat, Corn and Oats, and sacks furnished on demand. jan4-ly COFFEE A very superior article can alwavs be found at the store of EARNEST. PENCE 4 BRISCOE Miscellaneous Advertisements The symptoms of I SIMMONS' Liver C"n,P,aint are I uneasiness and pain in mmmmmmmmim side. Sometimes the pain is in the shoulder, and is mistaken for rheumatism. The stomach is affected with loss of appetite and sickness, bowels in general costive, sometimes alternating with lax. The head is troubled with pain, and dull, heavy sensation, considerable loss of memory, accompanied with painful sensa tion of having left undone something which ought to haye beendone. Often com plaining of weakness, debility, and low spirits. Sometimes many ot the above symptoms attend the LIVER disease, and at other times very few of them ; but the liver is gener ally the organ most involved. Cure the Liver with DB SIMMONS' LIVER REGULATOR, A preparation of roots and herbs, war ranted to be strictly vegetable, aud can do no injury to any one It has been used by hundreds, and known for the last 40 years as oue of the most reliable, efticacious and harmless preparations aer offered to the suffering If taken regularly and persistently, it is sure io ctirn. Dyspepsia, headache, jaundice, costive- i"""-tiess, sick headache. REGULATOR, chronic diarrhoea, af lections of tit.- bladder, sssssssss'sssssssssBlpgjBip fever, nervoua nes-. chills, diseases of the skin, impurity of the blood, melancholy, or depression of spirits, heartburn, colic, or pains in the bowels; pain in ihe head, fever and n r a'ue, dropsv, boils, pain in the hack. etc. Prepared onlv by j: H. ZEILTN 4 CO., DrurrictS, Macon. Ga. Price. 1 . by maii 1.25. marl It. j. a. maury, cmaxKa. J. A. lAaar.ja. MABRY TURNER Si CO., GENERAL Commission Merchants, NO. It GAY STREET, A' A' 0 X VI L 1. E. TENN E S S E A. Offer their services for tbe purchase of WHEAT, CO UN, FLOUR, HAY, O.tts, Dried Fruit, GINSENG, BEESWAX, Wool, Sfc, fyc. Letters of Inquiry Promptly Answered. ..... .... v Tavlor Bros.. Bankers. IT Wall tr?et. j .cw i or ; rv. .i . .uciiiii. v.i-iitcr i m National Bank. Knoxville, Tenn. : .1. S. Van Gilder, President Knoxville Bank. augH tf. C. B. M'CRARY KORRI3TOWN, TENN., DEALER in Pry Ge:Is, Groceries, llirdwarr, QucfBwarf. Boots, Shoes. Notions, etc. ALSO KEF' PS OV HAND Buttor, epe,cliick'n, turUcyw And nMMrketaMe VejretaWea. Baaaakeefxia can Save Honey and Time bv always calling at mv house when thev want the above named goods. Country People can always get Good Prices for their Produce, anil Go' Is at Fair figures, by calling on me. Call and give me a trial. Store on Main Street, West end of Town. apO tf. G. B. M CRARY. TRI-WEKKLY STAGE LINE FROM Morrlslown, Tenn., to Kockcastlr Riycr. Kj. Leaves Mocrtatown Monday, Wednes dav and Friday mornings. Stage will run bv the way of Ta tc's Sp r i n g s. Fare from Iforriatown 'o the Sprwgs 9 m:ir2y iim. Hotel Cards. Atkin House, .7 the Passenger Depot. MinoxcUMe. Tenn. HE t'niier-Igi ied h vin l a I Hons t r ler ol . at. I pi in annoit ncin. th-- lac to i is friei 'Is at ! th unhl c It hi b - ti i seed n tno miir". reps r ai d :ll ne-' -sar la aiMHtee S mad', t i ren il. i natnt n f rtmbla W V. WIT.KY Clerk. l S KSfclM, i n'j rn v'l. t p - The Battle House. GEN. JOEL A. BA TTLE, Late of the City Hotel, Has taken the Hotel latelv known a3 the ! STACEY HOUSE, On Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee, and is thoroughly overhauling the entire establishment. He has the entire owner ship and management of the Hotel, and hence feels more at liberty to call upon his old friends, and promise them that they shall be cared for. The House is most conveniently situated to all the Depots, to the Capitol, and to business portion of the city. cTty hotel, NASHVILLE, TENN. STEPHEN M. JONES,: PROPRIETOR. J. W. F. Bryson, of Georgia, Geo. M. Wallace, of Tennessee. Clerks! ' -ttT ASHINGTON HOUSE, v. u i ii r i oi 1 1 nu'i v.iiuii.11 .-.n. v L Y N C II B U R G , V A . T. C. S. FEUGIS0X, PK0PKIKT0R. Offers accommodations to the travel ing public not surpassed by any Hotel in Virginia, low Charses Good Fare and Careful Attention. BELL HOUSE, Corner Ma'n and State Streets, KNOXVILLEE, TENNESSEE. W. L. MARTIN PROPRIETOR. W A L K E R & SO N R4RB1 FASHIONABLE KJ BARBERS. MORKISTOWJN, Tfcru. Have a shop splendidly fitted up sharp Razors, clean towels, and always ready for "Your turn next, sir." CIKCIMSTANTIIL EVIDBXCE. A Narrow Escape from the Callows. On a handsome lawn fronting an old ivy-grewn mansion in the State of Virginia, one pleasant afternoon not many years since, a group of young people of both sexes were gathered. Standing in their midst was an old woman bent down with age, looking as if she stood on the brink of the grave, but her dark, restless eye showed that there was vigorous life in her mind, if not in her b jdy. She had been "telling fortunes" for the young people gathered around ber, and to all but one she had fore'old a bright and happy future. The exception ot this rale of blessedness through life was a handsome boy of nineteen, with a dark, passionate face, anA an ex pression which indicated fr'tfns' ' V Five years before tit fi nneniiW this su,ry an old gent, eman anofl his i"fJ w m? uncle's bod covered n. phew had moved toitlrgivi ' '-oHh bId' fld 9,'attered uPon tbe some Northern State, t 1 uy,n fl(or an(1 m. own knife, which bad farm had made it theii,,' ut,mo-, Mr- j the dcaJ- ''inr! nor- 1 P,tk Ibreer and his neieW' rk ed up the toife, and thus was I were treated with kindf bv lhe j fun(1 bY tlx negro and seen by the gentlemen of the ntf Zhhovhoo(i' peddler. At God is my witness, I and thev received jr.jr',ut,OIi9 lo did not musler tbe good old man tey near them. visit the - antations Li,.ta,l ...ill. r rank soon became acqta .... " P his uncle, till 1 fl ill, l., Mi f i'. tllllM never loft his farm', andf'eerned l ..... liiany rea- H i II 6i'..:Tl7 Hjr tliiu ,S - (ins Vim irii-rn tint tho true one , , , , ' ,, . . . Emily, and was be had lost all his fal ' .... . , In him to r rank s parents huvi"g hf . . . .ijtermincd Mr. Mt-rcer s charge., he i to devote himst If tr Tu' "". it. . - . r,;,,rr.... nt in nts sjfiicient ' "joyrue ooeapasiv. und ;.. , nit.ir tiuir nis 111 " I :rin. Tdoutrh enort d verr wealthy, and 'mt tea! alwaf"8 kept a la gc sum of g'dd in the hi"UHe Mercer and Frank lived inj a IUltt way and mudo no display.! Thus passe J Franks earij"y0ut!l from his fourteenth until h te- nth year, when oar stor seven - ! open-. teacher, u;m milf anl ha-l 1 in nil pi 1 Ulito of the ori1' i knowledire of let rs and of pi i ie, as Frank at ninetoc lormed as if ht in- pei'soat a cslti fated edaeatioD. here erera tlio-o- in the neighbor who reported that the by hV",J wi.d an I d-si;jat--d, and this foaKfd rssrrrj omTroi , rrJ ouxeiar -. n.St Frunk had SOBoe enemies aud laatij" frien ds. Thus we find him ; and the eve nintr of tbe commencement of our story he had been invited to an en- tertainment given ty a steal toy plante Air to his children. Dc-wi s, the planter, had three children, tno youngest and loveliest of whom was Mary, u girl of twelve. Mary and Frank was the best of friends, and loved each O her dearly So when the fortune teller predicted a dark and stormy future for Frank, the tears arose to tlie child's eyes, and she said ; "Don't listen to her, Frank." But the boy laughed, and, turn ing on his heel, walked away. Two days afterwards he left vy s-vv-, 9 i j uui ftvi k j LI u jau llil u UVIV fniWII k luv A man of superior educaticin' "-r" ijui'nr, thunking him for the kind Mereer hal been his neynew s nesi sh'jwn him while ho was in reJU i -V home for a week's hunting in the j and through her life had treasured mountains; but the second night j Frank's image in her inmost heart, after his departure the neighbor- ! the mystery that hung around him hood was aroused by the startling Dut adding strength to her regard, news that old Mr Mercer had been j Her sisters had married, her moth murdend by his nephew. One of j t.r wa dead, and, together with her the servaots passing tho house at i father, they had lived at tho old night heard a cry, and seeing ! homestead. F unk's window open, be 8. rang in Business culling Mr. Dewes to and walked across the ball to Mr. j Havana, ho took Mary itb him, Mereer's chamber, from whence the and they set sail from Charleston in cry came. Ly ing upon the floor a fine ship running south. They was the o!d man, dead, while near J had been some days at sea, when, him stood his nephew, with a ! in the dead of night, the fearful bloody knife in his band. In (right tho negro rushed from the house and gave the alarm. Per sons from tho heighborhood were sent lor, and Frank was seized against every protestation that he did not kill his uncle, and thrown into jail. The feeling against the youth was intense, for the negro told the story of how he had found Frank, and a waj'faring peddler, who had just ascended the steps to ask to stay all night, corroborated the man's statement. The trial came off, and the charges were made known. Frank j waa accused of Starting upon a hunting expedition as a blind, and then returning froin the mountain . .11. .i oy nigni, nau enterea me room, and attemping to remove a large bag of gold kept by his uncle, had aroused him, and upon being dis- ! covered, had driven bis hunting knife into the heart of Mr. Mercer. i The gold was on the floor, its weight having torn through the i bag when it was raised. The knife with which Mr. Mercer was killed was one he had given to FranW I some days before, and was a large' dirk-knife encased in a silver scab-t bard. Pale as death, bat showing! no sign of fear or guilt upon his handsome face, the prisoner sat, unmoved by his sentence, which dio on the gallows. When if he had aught to say, arose, and looking around court-room, in a clear voice ered : have! Circumstantial evi- e has condemned me. I ad it Is-oks as it I did tbe deed, I am guiltless of murder. ng my percussion-cap box mntain stream, I returned Of more ; tor wunoui caps go was useless. It was a lojt-night, and I determined to oitr theihouse by my room win- get the caps, and return with awakening my uncle. I tied oreo to tbe t -e, sprang into dow, and the i)earti a iouc ,i and a i : , t - : a call utui " x'u icii. tu direction oi " uuv,v modi. tt .itiMa'k w i...a tViitber . . i a 1 1 n i rv i X w , Xn tbe uocerlain ligu - ,JMIfeUover ,i uDon the floor. - ith Kir 1 f ny Jeart I arose, lighted a candle, u,kn 1,,. nu i u d mm rhmnotiont life, and nom I loved as though he was nrown father. I am guilt I of P deed, but submit to my I f" A denco fell upon all ; there ! were, jowever, but few who be- j lieved the youtbs statement ; i amor; the latter was Mr. Ucwes j p i and ls family, who, through all,! rem a i;. ti staunch friends. Fraik M-rcer was to be bung i to die an ignominious death on the 1 gttl!ws and hundreds flocked to ; tho little town where the execution , was to take plat e to see him die. j Hon' were they disappointed to I ; fin that the night before he had escapee i now, no one Knew ; out ne j uj . a noU addrceesd to the ! LI. ,,,! arr.t thai ka ! iui.Tiii-, aiiM iii n .j . ecae mi-iht cause him trouble,' but saying lie haa an opportunity . of escaping, and took advantage of j it, for he had no idea of dving an ! , ignominious death for an aet he i wa not uiitv of. merely to cratify the curiosity ot a aattin crowd. reedom vas offered him and he peer it, tf)i i.e L-.r-od ii iroiilJ yet oe aDie lo prove ins innocence, i Tiiis was about the subject of the Is ter, and when it was published ij the local papers there were some j wj,0 were glad that the boy bad I aaestiMd the smllows Mr. Mercer's property was. in his ! will, all left to Frank, audit was' found to be considerable. Trus- I tees assumed charge of it, and be- i fore long the quiet community had i Rett!od down to its nsual routine. and the murder and escape were in assort time almost forgotten. Ten years passed away and no word of the fugitive had been ! heard, and people believed him ! dead. One exception was Mary Dewes, now grown to womanhood. She had never believed him dead. cry of "fire" vas heard, which aroused all from elumbor. In vain were efforts made to quench the flames. The seamen in fright rush ed into the only available boat, and it sank with them, and left them struggling in the ocean, borne away by the wind and waves, while Mr. Dewes and Mary, the captain of the ship, and a few others, were huddled away upon the stern, awaiting the fearful doom that must, to all appearance, overtake them. "Sail, ho lM The joyous cry came from tbe captain, who had been straining his eyes over the ocean, in hopes of seeing some vessel coming to save them. Swiftly flying toward them came a low, rakish, three-masted schooner, which ever and anon sent up a light to prove to those on board the burning ship that succor was near. Hark ! the deep boom of a gun is heard, and as the captain listen he exclaims, "Miss Dewes, we ar1? all right now ; cheer up, for there comes a vessel -of-war to our aid !" "Ship ahoy !" came in ringing tones frqm the schooner, as she came near the burning ship, which was being driven rapidly along by the wind. "Ahoy !" answered the captain. "Throw a long line from your ship, and I will send you a boat," came in the same clear tones. The line was thrown, tho boat attached, and, after a little difficul ty, the people from the ship were transferred to the schooner, and Mary was soon in tbe comfortable cabin, rejoicing over their escape from a horrible death. At breakfast the next morning the young captain of the war schooner descended to join his guests at the table, and as be en tered, Mary sprang toward him. "Frank Mercer ! Oh ! it is you is it not !" One glance at the beautiful girl, and, though years had passed, Frank Mercer for it was no other recogr. ized the playmato whom ho had loved so well, and whom he had never ceased to think of. . Mr. Iewe9 came forward, and y till meeting was there ; rtrf ...!?irt, -Tr4 Y memories, come over the young captain e f;ice, Mr. Dewes said: "First, let me relieve your mind of one thing. Your innocence in Virginia has been thoroughly es tablished j for a negro runaway, hung the other day for killing a woman, confessed just before his death that ho had murdered your uncle, and your arriving when you did had prevented him from getting i tho gold, but made him escape j then Reynard returned on his home from the BOttSe. Ho knew your j ward passage, and returning again uncle kept a large amount of morey, j brought another until finally he and you being away, as he thought, J got the whole flock ; and when he he procured your knife, and with it j lunded the last one I shot bim. committed the fatal deed I" Frank listened to Mr. Dewes, al most breathless, and then, when he had concluded, he bowed his face in his hands and wept like a child. "But come in," said Mr. Dewes at length; "we are hungry, and need breakfast, and are dying to know how you became a captain in tin- Mexican navv. "My story is easily told, my dear menas ; ior. auer e-capir.g irom pr.iti tnroogn your Kinuness, l went to M--xict, entered the navy, atid havin ' rendered some service. ro?o to my present command, which has been the means of saving your lives." Little more can be added. Frank reined Lis commission and returned home, when he was lionized by the entire community H.0 came in possession of his es tates, which were greatly increased ; s aisle j and six mouths svftor wards, in tho very town where he was to nave had tne hangman a halter placed around l is neck for death, he had the noose of matri- raor. v thrown around him for life, and the bride was Mary Dewes. Thus his life had been both dark and bright in a remarkable degree. Marriage. Leigh Hunt concludes an essay on mfirriage as follows : "There is no one thing more lovely in this life, more full of the divinest cour age than a young maiden from her past life, from her happy childhood, when she rambled over every field and moor around her home : when a mother antic ipated her wants and soothed her lit;le cares; when brothers and sisters grew from merry playmates to loving, trust- I r. i - j f e v.. . l iui irtenas : irom buniiauui r?:ilu" erings and romps, the summer fes tivals in bower or garden; from the room sanctified by the death of relatives; from tho secure back grounds of her childhood, looks out into tho darkand unilluminated future, away from all that, and yet unterrified, undaunted, leans her fair cheek upon her lover's breast, and whispers, 'Dear heart! I can not see, but I believe. The past was beautiful, and the future I can trust with thec I :' Jl-gf A young man residing in Providence, while attending relig ious services Sunday before last, received a note from a lady to whom he had been paying attentions, to the effect that she had no liking for him other than as an acquain tance. The reading of the note had such an effect on the young man that he fainted away during the sermon, and had to be carried out and restoratives applied. JT" This is a "Personal" taken from a country journal : "A young lady takes this method of inform ing a certain young man that the next time he desires to gaze upon her forty five mortal minutes with out winking his eyes, she will con sider herself highly favored if he will close his mouth, and not sit there like a young robin awaiting the parent bird." A baby-show at Cedar Rapids had twenty competitors. The mothers decided by ballot which was the nicest, and each baby bad one vote. The party speedily broko np. The Omaha Tribune calls very loudly upon the thirty-five thous and maids in New England to con sult Horace Greeley, and then go west and buy farms. A Tough Goose Storj, There once lived in one of our Northern towns an eccentric indi vidual by the name of Fogg, whose name as a story-teller was known for miles around. Here is one : My home was situated in a glen, some six miles distant from the stage road. Between Conway and where I live was a pond, six miles in circumference. It so happened, one time early in the spring, that I had been out late, and in coming home I discovered a flock of geese as they were just alighting in the pond. Rising early tbe next morn ing, I built my fire, and taking down the shooting iron, started for the pond to try my luck. Arri ving on the shore, I found to my sorrow that they were out of gun shot, and to fire at that distance would be. sheer folly. While I Utood con tins what to do, a snuffing the air My first thought waa to shoot him, but on reflection I concluded to see what be would j Butler's frenzy, by relating the do. The fox in the meantime en- statement that Farnsworth, in the tered the water and was swimming ! presence of the members of the for the geese, which were huddled j House, had shaken his first in But together about half a mile from the ler's face, and otherwise insulted shore. After swimming in a few him, without the latter's resenting yanis of them he suddenly disap- j it. The scene, wKich was about as peared, and in a few moments a goose was drawn under the water, When I come to pick up tho geese I found I had fifty nice ones, which I lugged home, together with the fox and my gun. The old woman had got breakfast quite ready then." , '-But, Mr. Fogg, the fox, to get the geese had tQ gwim a miie for each j 0 consequently the fox swam j fifty mie8 and the geeae averaged Six pounds cpiece, making three hundred pounds, to say nothing of : the t,.x and the thin was impossible." "Impossible or not, every word of it is truth, and I can prove it by a d zen of my neigh bors, to each of whom I sold feath ers enough to fill a bed '." The rc of Triumph. j The Arc of Triumph, Paris, has been destroyed by the fire of the eTMUUes batteries. hat tie iconoclasts of the capital have spar- ed in their madness, fate reserves for the s'roke of those who would only too gladly have avoided the sacrifice. , w j tli0 proudest monument in France, j lt was lho fir1 4 mcel j eye of the traveler journeying to- i ward Pari3' and tho last uPon which his regretful glances rested as he left the city. Its fall is not the loss of Paris alone, nor of France, but of all those who honor art throughout the civilized world. The Barber's Pole. Hundreds of people there are who do not understand why the barber uses the red striped pole. It originated from the fact that, some centuries ago, it was customary for barbers to bleed people, aud the pole, with alternate winding stripes j of white and red, represented the bandage of the phlebotomized vic- 1 tim. In the course of time the apotecary excelled tbe barber as a blood letter ; but tbe old sign of thecraft was retained by the latter after the function which gave it siguifieanco had ceased. It may be added, parenthetically, that tbey (the barbers) still do a little blood letting occasionally. Cavalry Boots. A German dealer in Belfast, Me., recently sold a man a pair of boots. j A few days a!terwards the man re j turned with them, and said that he ! went out into the barnyard, to work, where 'twas a little wet, and the soles came off. "NVherenpon Dutchy exclaimed : "Mine Got, mine friend, you didn't ought to valk round in dem. Day is cavalry boots, made to ride mit !" A North Carolina paper says: "It is reported that Holden is about to settle in New Jersey. If he does, the Governor of that State should be permitted to bus pond the writ of habeas corpus." No, he should simply be permitted to suspend Holden's corpus. Napoleon. The Louisville Ledger says that a powerful reaction in favor of the restoration of Napoleon is said to have taken place in the French provinces. It will be strange, in deed, if tho Man of Ham should again wade through all this slaugh ter to the throne. But stranger things than that haye happened, and may happen again with the mercurial Frenchmen. p-J- It is strange that General Grant should have determined to postpone his visit to tbe Pacific coast unti) next fall, for if his Cal ifornia presents come in the shape of gold, he will have lost six months' interest on the amount. The Closing Scene in Congress. The last of the session in the House of Representatives was characterized ' by a violent person al scene between General Butler and General Farnsworth. The former made his long promised per sonal explanation on tbe recent (scene between himself and Garrett Davis, in the Senate, and then de voted the rest of his remarks to denunciation of General Farns worth, whom be proposed to regard in the future as without the pale of civilized warfare. Farnsworth took the floor, and, speaking amid considerable excitement among the members, reiterated all bis charge against Butler in connection with his appropriating public money as President of the Soldiers' Asylum, and added that he could convict him before any petit j iry in the country of perjury and embezxie- f meiit. Butlernrtdrted IJBingpr wortn wouia not oe D juevea on oath. Mr. Beck added fuel to disgraceful as any ever witnessed in Congress, was only cut short by the time arriving for final adjourn ment. Who are the Ku Flux. The New York Sun sets forth who it is that are the Ku Klnx Klan. The real Klu Kluxes who ought to be put down by National legislation, it says, are not the ruffiians we hear so much about in the Radical prints, but the scalawag carpet baggers living flesh and blood scoundrels in official station, who are doing their best to im poverish and destroy the whole fabric of society in the South. From one end of the Soutb to the other there comes up a universal cry against the corruption, the ex travagance, and the general mal administration of these adventu rers. They have increased taxes ten-fold ; they have added enor mously to the funded debt of the States, counties, cities and towns ; they are squandering the resources of the country and afford no ade- i quate protection for either proper- j ty or life. If, therefore, says the i Sun, Congress really wishes to ; tranqnilize the South and restore order there. let it restere to the people the privilege of self govern ment. Horace Greeley's Farm Operations. Horace Greeley sent to San Do mingo for fifty pea-nut trees to set out with walnut trees on his farm in Westchester county. He has a theory that, by grafting thepea-nut and walnut, something out of the ordinary line of nuts can be pro duced. On being told that pea nuts grew on roots in the ground he looked disgusted and replied to his informant : "Do you think I'm a d d fool, and can be made to believe that nuts and pertaters are : the same thing?" Didn't Want to Die. A traveling insurance agent had been explaining to a western pioneer, the advantages of an in surance policy. Pathfinder mused a moment in grave silence, and then said: "See here, mister, I have lived out in this country now twenty-five years, and have bucked agin most aU the games they've started, but darn me ef I want to play a game where you have to die to beat the bank !" Impudent Fathers. A Chicago paper speaks of a youth in that city who ordered his father to get up in the morning and make a fire, and on the old gentle man's refusing, attempted to flog him, but came off second best. The energetic youth then threaten ed to call upon the "Legislature to do something for sons, as fathers are getting so darned impudent now-a-days that there's no doing anything vith them." The New York Sun says of Grant, "Let him turn out of office every man who ever gave him a present." The Sun is unreasona ble. Suppose Grant were to act upon its advice what would be come of thousands of poor devils who would thus be thrown out of employment? ter "Ef I had been eatin' dried apples for a week an' den took to drinkin' for a monf, I couldn't feel more swell'd up dan 1 am dis min uit wid pride and wanity at seem' such full tendance har dis evenin','' said a colored preacher in Louis ville, the other day. Of According to the Catholic Telegraph there are 5,250,000 com municants of that Church in the United States ; 5,233 churches, chapels, and stations, and 4,141 priests. 1 M