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The Morristown Gazette.
PUBLISHER BY L. P. & G. E. SPECK. terms: A TEAR, STRICTLY W ADVANCE. Miscellaneous Cards. f. COOTHE. W. VAX HCSS. . VAK HUM. DEALERS IN General Merchandise, Chncty Bend. Hamblen County, Tenn. o PRODUCE TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOE GOODS. SALT ALWAYS KEPT ON HAND. Jy8-ly E. F. ESPEBANDIEU. F. ESPEBANDIEU. ESPERANDIEU & CO., CIGAR MANUFACTURERS, KNOX Vf L LB, TENN. Prompt attention paid to Orders, and satisfaction guaranteed as to quality of goods and prices. Our Cigars an be purchased, at manufacturer's prices, from Dr. G. T. Magee, Morristown. P. L DAVIES & BRO., IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Watches, Jewelry, Diarails AND Sterling Si I v er-wa r e , CORNER CHURCH AND SUMMER ST. 1ST A3 HVILLE, TEN N . uov30-ly. VU. A. J. DOSLI))!(. MBS. K. I. HAYSIE. DONALDSON & HAYNIE, Dressmakers & Milliners, MAIN STREET, (First door west of the Steam Mill,) MO Jtii IS TO W N, TEN N. "XJ OULD Respectfully announce to the Ladies of " Morristown anil vicinity that they have ojiened an establishment for the purpose of carrying on the Millinery and Dressmaking: Business In all its branches, and solicit a shai e of their pat ronage, pledging our bet efforts to render entire satisfaction. oct9. S. W. McCrary, Two doers East of E. T., Va. & Ga. R. R. Depot, MORRISTOWN, TENN. DKALKB IN Family Groceries, Confectioneries, Fancy Goods, Boots, Shoes, Dry Goods, Ladies' Flnniu-tN. Huts, and Villintry (ioods. Ty OULD respectfully solicit a call from his friends and the rmblic generally, and by selling at a fair price, hopes to receive a s:iare of ronag. Give me a trial. the public pat- aprli-ly. Bsn. F. Mitchell, CARPENTER AND BUILDER, Jfo i v isto w n , Ten n . T)ROPlSE.S to the citizens of this community to contract for the work of every description of Building, upon the most favorable terms. Parties who contemplate the erection of h uises would do well to cali "U hiui. He in prepared to furnish all the necessary material for buildings, upon such farms that - an not fail to be to the advantage of the p.jrson building. Those who doubt this, can be .-at-is tied of its truth by c nsultiiiK the undersigned. octU-ly. B. F. MITCHELL. HENRY WALKER, FRANK MAKTIN. Walker & Martin, FASHIONABLE B ARBER S, NEAR THE DEPOT, Mo r r i s t o w n . Tenn. )UR Shop is fitted up iu good style, and we offer " accommodations equal to the bfst. We return thanks to oar friends aud the public for their pat ronage in the past, and respectfully solicit a con tinuance of the same. febs-tf. J. H. COULT1 J. W. liKOHDKR COULTEE &BR0WMR, MAIN STREET, MORRI' OWN, TENN. DEALERS IS Drugs, Medicines. Paints. Oils, V.irni.shes, DystuiTs, Patent ITIodiciucs, Fancy Good. AND, IN FACT, Everything usually kept in a Retail Drug Slore. Physicians Prescriptions Carefully Compounded, septl. The Typs Upon Which Thi Paper IS Pit J) WAS CAST AT THE RTPflnniOTi typf gnmnffi? LlluUlllUllLI illJj f UUllJJll I. i Iill Xl linQ rPQllVlill frpot 16UU (X ludJ ilQiilUlU Ulluuli H. L. Pelouzo & Co. j MOULDERS PATTERN LETTERS A. 1 w : I V : on Hand. Lewis & Jackson, SUCCESSOKS TO KVANS 4 LWIS, DEALERS IN HATS, CAPS, Furs, Trunks. Traveling Bags, XJ MB RELLAS, FURNISHING GOODS, kc. 84 Gay Street, nnt door to J. A.uayl', Tvtt Lewis. A. G. Jackson. Knox viHe. Tenn. A TTACHMENT - Mary Kenley vs David Demot It appearing from the affidavit made in this rase that said Da '-id Detnot , almonds r conceals himself that the ordin-ry process of law cannot be erved upon him ; It is therefore ordered that pub lication be made for fourconsecuti .e week, iu the Morristown Gazette, a newspaper published in Morristown, Tennesse'-, notifying said Daviu De mot to appear before Samuel Smith, a Justice of the Peace in and for Hamblen county, Tennessee on the 20th day of March, 1873, to answer the com plaint of said Mary Kenley, or the same will be ta ken as confessea aud set for hearing, ei parte SAMUEL SMITH. J. P. For Hamblen county. fabl9-4w. Printer's fee $5 00. rrHK Undersigned desires to rent the Dwelling, ! x with store room attached, now occupied by Wm ; situated on the Jortbwt corner of Main nd Jicksou streets, and about opposite the lot on which me new Court House will be built during the pres ent rear. The buillin? contains Eight good rooms, kitchen and amoke-house, with cistern and other onTaaier.ee, making it one of the most desirable locations is Morrurtowc Aj ply to rs'. J M P. FLYNN. THE Vol. VII No. 3. Professional Cards. DENTISTRY. DENTISTRY. THOS. J. SPECK, D. D. S. OFFICES: Rogersville, Tenn.. from lstto 15th of each month. Morristown, from 15th to last of each month. TERMS--Casta or Its equivalent gTtTm A GEE, Sugeon and Physician, morristown TENN Will give special attention to the TttK ATMENT OF DISEANE8 OF WOMEN. WILL. . DICKSON. M'KINNET BARTOM. DICKSON & BARTON Attorneys at Law, MORRISTOWN, TENN. AVTILL Practice in all the Courts of upper East Tennessee. Prompt and special attention given to collections. References by Pkbmission Rob't McFarlaud, R. M. Barton, sr., D. Morris, Wm. Fulton, R. J. Kidwcll, Earnest & Briscoe, Pence , Lyle, Dr. O. T. ": ag -. Morristown, Tenn. ; J. A. Rayl, Knox ville, Tenn. ; Wm. H. Moffett, New Market. Tenn. ; H. Baker. Greeneville, Tenn. ; Davis & McFarland, Bristol, Tenn. tebl9-ly. F . T. CARSON, DENTIST. H AVING Permanently located in Morristown, res pectfully offers his services to the public. Satisfaction guaranteed. Terms liberal t2P Office over Folsom & Taylor's Store, decll JAMES P. EVANS, Attorney at Law. morristown TENN Will practice in all the courts of East Tennessee, where the FEE will justify. Prompt attention will be given to collections. A. H. PETTIBONE, Attorney at Law. E E N E V I L L E , TENN. G R Will practice in the courts of the First Judicial Circuit aud the Supreme 'ourt at Knoxville. Will also give prompt attention to the collection of all kinds of claims aud debts. Commission Merchants. t: t. i n i. ms it r: n 15.5. J. o. MATHEWSON, "PIFtOIDTTC-E COM MISSION M E RCH AN T, AUGUSTA, GA. may It? ly. ;S; in. V. Fain WITH Stewart & Co Grocers and CoiMsioii Merchants, 13 North Uonurd Street, BALTIMORE, M D . decll-Cm. V. BURGFR & SON, PRODUCE AND Com m is.s ion Merchants, 120 Gay St., nearly opposite Cowan, McClung & Co., KNOXVILLK, TENNESSEE. ! The highest market price paid in Cash for all kinds Produce, Furs, Skins, Hides, be. Consignments of Produce will receive careful at I tention. Refer to all Wholesale Merchants and j Banks in the city. rmay29-ly. CHAS. DUCLOUX, Wholesale Tobacco Merchant AND roduce isroker. Gay Street, two doors North of W. B. Francisco's Shoe Factory, KNOXVILLE, TENN. CONSIGNMENTS SOLICITED. ALL ORDERS ' Pro mptly filled. We will uot be undersold in tais market. Jswa fns. w. w LEFTWICH, Agent. V k . i. i n e WITH WILSON. BUR.'.S & CO. u tales Jc li.oceis ant I'omraission JlertliaJs. 30 South Howard Stri ct, corner of Lombard, Ii A I. T 1 M O It E . r Southern and Western trade. We solicit cousi, meniK of Country Produce, such as Cotton, lea ers. Uinseng, Beeswax, Wool, Dried Fruit, I Skins, etc. Our fTU-ilities for doing business j such a to warrant quick sales aud prompt retur All orders will have ottr prompt attention. ma A B r a h A M B U R T O N , U K O C E R COMMISSION MERCHANT, ios. 93 aal 95 Sfamore street, Petersburg, Fir ginia. Special attention given to the sale and purohase of all kinds of Grain Kid Produce. apl9. H. T. cox, of Tenn. j. R cox, of Tenn. H. T. Cox & Co., Commission Merchants, Forsyth Street, ATLANTA, GEORGIA. Prompt attention given to the sale of Produce, Groceries and (icucral Merchandise, And filling orders for Produce or Merchandise. TEFER to Business Honses generally of East Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia : Busi ness Houses generally of AUanta ; Wilson, Burns k Co., BaiUniore. jan20-ly. McCrary & Harrison, MORRISTOWN, TNX. DEALERS IN . Dry Gcds, Groceries, Hardware, Queensware, Boots, Shoes, Notions, etc. XVZ Keep constantly on hand a full and complete ''stock of everything usually kent in a general 1 a everything usually kept in a general l- estabtlMhmont .nd w r-'mA rt n.ii HAAt merchandise estabUsLment, and we plade our beat ; efforts to render entire satisfaction to our customers r .. la pticas as wen as the quality of goods which we offer them. We give the highest market price for all good, marketable Produce, Housekeepers will always find Family Supplies at our prices. Give us atrial. bouse at reasonable apft-ly. McCRARY h HARRISON TlONT SEND AWAY FROM HOME TO HAVE Your Job Printing done. The Oizim Office is prupered to do any and all kinds at low figure. TlOOKa, MA(AXINZ, SHEET MUSIC, t ETO BoQad in good yli, at city "rices, a this office. MORRISTOWN Miscellaneous Advertisements For over FORTY YEARS this PURELY VEG ETABLE LIVER MEDICINE has proved to be the GBEATUNFAILIG SPECIFIC for Liveb Complaint and its painful offspring DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, Jaundice, Bui us attacks, SICK HEADACHE, Colic, Depression of Spirit SOUR STOMACH, Heart Burn, CHILLS AND FEVER, fcc, fcc After years of cartful experiments, to meet a great aud urgent demand, we now produce from our original Genuine Powdejis THE PREPARED. a Liquid form of SIMMONS' LIVER REGULATOR, containing nil its w mderful and valuable proper ties, and offer it in ONE DOLLAR BOTTLES The Powders, (price as before,) $1.00 per package. Sent by mail 1.04 CAUTION. Buy no Powders or PREPARED SIMMONS' LIVER REGULATOR unless in our engraved wrapper, with Trade mark. Stamp and Signature unbroken. None other is genuine. j. ii zr.ir.x & Co., MACON, GA., and PHILADELPHIA. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. Mrs. A. P. Flynn, At the Tnrley Honse, MORRISTOWN, TENN. KEEPS Constantly on hand the Latest and most Fashioual ile Styles of Millinery and Straw Goods, BO.VNKT, TRiMMIlffl AHB VKLVKT KIBBOVS, Bonnet Silks. Safins and Velvets, Blonds, KeUs, Crapes, Rucbes, Flowers, Eeathets, Oriiaments, Straiv Bonnets L,adies' Hats TRIMMED AND UKTitlMMEH TATE SPRING. THIS Favorite resort for health and pleasure, situated ten miles north of Morristown, Tenn., aud connected with the Railroad trains at that point by a daily line of hacks, is open at all times for the reception of visitors. Accommodations largely extended and improved, so that two hundred persons can be made comforta ble. The effect of the m ater is wonderful in all de rangements of the Blood, Liver, Slomnrh. Bowels and Kidneys; in Scrofulous aud Mercurial Diseases, and iu ner vousness and general debility. A CONCISE ANALYSTS OF THE WATER Sulphuric acid 131.27 Lime. 81.12 Magnesia 10.99 Iron Peroxide .... 1.00 Sulrhate of Lime l0.M " Magnesia 31.97 " Soda . . . 8.50 " Potassa 1.54 Maiifianezc peroxide Chloride of Sodium 40.21 " Iron- 2.92 traces Potash and Soda . . 5.90 Manganese .69 Chlorine . . Silicia, soluble. 32.03 Iodide of Sodium, traces. X Phosnhate of Lime 2.14 Phosphoric acid. Carbonic acid . . Nitric acid .71 Carbonate of Lime 21.56 9.01) Silicia 2.70 .02 Nitric acid 09 Total 272.91 ' TotI . . 272.91 nv Thomas In nil I M. D., Prof, of Chemistry iu National Medical College, D. C, and Chemist to the V. S. Department of Agriculture. Also in the immediate vicinity of good Sulphur water. For further information, pamphlets, &c, address PROPRIETOR TATE SPRING, Bean s Station, Tenn. JOHN S. Ill KDWIX F. MAY. JUSTINE & MAY, MANUFACTURERS AXI DEALERS IN CABINET FURNITURE AND ALL K1XUS OF Mattrasses, Patent Bed Springs A NT CHILDREN'S CARRIAGES, Factory in North Kuoxvllle. YaitrrtBS. iicG'nee Bleek, Gv ttaet. K ROXTILLI, T E N N stnat!5 I jr. Hotel Cards. (OPPOSITE THE DEPOT,) II o r i' i st o iv n , Tc n n . T. C. Cain. Proprietor. rpHE TL'BLEY HOUSE IS "FIRST-CLASS" In all departments, with large, comfortable and well-furnished rooms, while the fable is supplied with the best fare of the country. J 2 A well-stocked LI VERY STABLE is kept in connection with the lurley House. jauo. ST OF jUl. T THE Virginia House, iIaiu Street, lUorristotvn, Tenn.. J. M. DICKINSON, PROPRIETOR. Iocatfp in the Business Centre of town, and i out a few steps in rear ot the Depot. Con nected -villi the Viwoima HorsK Is a good Liv ery ami Jale Stable, and parties can be tur-ni-hed with hor?es, buggies, hacks, etc.. at reasonable prices. Low rharsrrK. Rood Fnrcaad careful Attention Will LINK TO TATr3 SPUING. Baggage carried from and to the Dot free of charge. Battle House, (FORMERLY STACEY HOUSE.) Church Street, Nashville, Tenn. M. B. WINBOURN, PROPRIETOR. J, T.BLAND AND tf. g. WINBOURN, CLERKS. rpHE Battla House is most conveniently located - to all the Deiots, the Capjtol, and to the" business portion of the cltj. Franklin House, TiTIAl.'TTT' TT rr rT r T- : - v vrI"'11' "- nuuo1' m . ... iWain btreet. IVnOXVIiI. lenil. Wm. SMITH, PROPRIETOR. WASHINGTON HOUSE, Cerner of 8th and Church fitreets, LYWOHBUBQ, "V -A L. W. SCOVILLE It CO., PROPRIETORS. Board $2.25 per Day. ObsbUmis t wl fro ei PeaU, Free. SBBBkBSBSrBVil3!BBBi .sbbHI sbbbbV MORRISTOWN, TENN., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1873. WW &xA The Life Agent's Fate. BY AM iJAXr AET. The evening sua was sinking fast, When through a western village passed A man who bore Taove snow and ice, A banner with this queer devioe Insure your life ! The madscheu at the village pump, The beggar at the sewage dump, The maniac wit i visage wild. He erst besought, with accents mild Insure your life 1 The lawyer in his dusty den, The preacher at his holy pen, The doctor 'midst his drafts and pills, Were urged to soften all death's ills Insure your life ! He sought the blooming kitchen maid ; The uiiller at his dusty trade ; The bluckssiub near his grijy forge ; The gourmand 'midst his dai;y gorge Insure your life ! Into c charcoal burner's hut. At eve in business search he put, And plainly laid before the dame His comp'ny's most attractive claim Insure your life ! Said he, "your goodman, here, is poor, "The hungry wolf stands at your door, "If you should die, there'd disappear "The light that now srives all its cheer "Insure your life ! "But if upon our annual plan, "A thousand's placed at his command, "At aeath'a dread knock, he'd cock his eye, "And deem it a blessing should you die "Insure your life !" The paBgion fires lit up her nose, As in majestic length she rose ; "You git !" she calmly to him said, "R IU bust yer biler squash yer head Insure yer life !" He "got," amidst a shower of logs, Of milk-pans, brick-bats, shot-guns, dogs ; And from the irate female's rush Ensconced himself beneath a bush Insure your life ! The storm went down, and where he crept Was his last creep He died, but kept His trust, for on the dying blast His cry arose it was his last "Insure your life !" Ci(ars for Two. "Smokes, does he ? The abomina ble wretch !" exclaimed Mrs. Volant to her friend, Mrs. Washburn, the young wife who had just gone to housekeeping. "He smokes, but he is not an abominable wretch I am sure he is not," replied Mrs. Washburn, a little startled by the hard name applied to her husband, whom she both loved and esteemed. "Not a wretch?" "No, I am sure he is not." "Yes he is ; any husband, especial-; ly one who has been married only a j year, and won't let off smoking j when his wife desires it must be a ! wretch." "No ; you overstate the case. : lie is everything a husband ottght ; j to be so kind, so devoted, so in- i j dulgent. But, then, I do wish he ! would not smoke." "You must break him of it the j cruel monster." "Nay, do not call him such hard ' names, I love him with all my heart, ! though he does smoke." "Well, I suppose you do ; young wives are apt to be foolish." "Foolish !" "Yes ; he sees, I dare say, that you love him, and so he takes ad vantage of you." "Why, Mrs. Volant, don't you love your husband?" "Well, I suppose I do ; there is no need of telling him of it. I make him think I don't care any thing about him. Why I can man- acre him as easv as T conlci a kitten." ! CT I don't like that ; I think there ! ought to be love and confidence be-' tween man and wife." "Pooh!" "You cannot be happy with him." "I should not be if I became his slave." "I am not his slave." "Don't you believe it? When you have been married as long as I have you will get rid of some of these sentimental notions, which an- j swer very well for the first year or so, but become very inconvenient after that," "For my part, I always mean to love my husband as much as I do now, even if it is sentimental." "See if you do ! Husbands must be carefully managed or they will become tyrants. Now, my husband smoked the first year after marriage ; but then he was a little careful about bringing his cigar into the house. fVkl. T trtl4 Klnrt i ' rttnA rlyi T miiM f xva M. lil.il. aim oonn, JL SVUlll not have it," "I should supposed he would have rbelfe J 00'0 "He did, but not at first. One night about a year after we were married, he brought home a whole bundle of cigars and put them on the mantelpiece. Taking one, he coolly lighted it and proceeded to rread the evening newspaper." "That's the way my husband does." "I was downright mad at h . f m. pudence; but did not say a word, i The next day I bought a monstrous great snuff-box, and filled it full' of rappee. Tn the evening he lighted his cigar, as before ; but no sooner had he done so than I seated my self opposite to him, and drawing out my snuff-box I took a generous pinch, at the risk of sneezing my head off." "How funny "My husband did not think so. lie looked at me with astonishment. "You take snuff!" said he. "I do ; at least I mean to learn," I replied. "It is a filthy habit," said he. "No worse than smoking," said I. We debated the matter a long time, and at last he gave up the point, and promised to throw away his cigars if I would throw away my snuff. "And he never smoked an3' more ?"' asked Mrs. Washburn. "Yes ; lie began once after ; but I took to the snuff again., and he gave it up." "Are you sure he don't smoke now?" "If he does he never lets me see him. My sitting room is not smoked up as yours is." "It was a glorious triek." "That it was, and I advise you to try it upon Mr. Washburn." "I couldn't take a pinch of snuiT any more than I could swallow an elephant." Smoke. then. There are some little cigars sold at the apothecary's made on purpose for ladies. They are so mild that they wouldn't make yen sick, though even if they did you wouldn't mind so they cured 3"our husband of smoking." "It seems too bad to plav such a trick upon him : he is always so kind, and permits me to do just as I please," said the tender-hearted Mrs. Washburn. "What else could he do?" "It looks kind of mean to me." "Not a bit." "I don't know as it would suc ceed." "Nonsense ! I am sure it would. He never would let you smoke, for husbands have an awful horror of any impropriety in their wives." "Then he says he has always smoked and can't leave it off." "Pshaw? The old story." "I am almost tempted to try it." "I would." It seems so unkind, though, that j j. the beart to it "You are notional, my dear Mrs. Washburn. When you have been married " ' The remark was broken off by the abrupt entrance oi' the "abominable wretch" himself. Mrs. Washburn rose as he entered, and. in spite of the abominable odor that his breath must have exhaled, printed a kiss upon his tobacco stained lips. The lady "who had been married several years" was disgusted, and after a few remarks concerning the weather, took her leave. Mrs. Washburn was a pretty, af fectionate, gentle-hearted wife. Her whole existence was bound up in her husband, as well it might be ; for never was a husband more devoted ; to ms wue tnan iie was. lo our ! mind she was a model wife, none of your stormy vixens, that set their j hearts upon attaining a point and i will pull the house down upon j our I head but they will attain it. In her e-e Mr. Washburn had on- I IV one fault, and that was the vil- ! ' Iainous habit of smoking, which all , her eloquence had been powerless to J overcome. She didn't "put her foot ; down," as her friend, Mrs. Volant, had done ; for poor, gentle-hearted creature she could not think of provoking a quarrel with him, and had about concluded to make the best of it and let him smoke in peace. But there was something so irre sistibly funny about Mrs. Volant's plan chat she determined to try it, and accordingly, on the afternoon of t he next day she sent the Irish girl to the apothecary' 8 shop for a bunch of cigars." Disposing few of them in her work-basket, ready for the momentous occasion, her mind pictured the scene that woqld ensue when she should light one of them. It was so funny that she laughed out loud at the idea. Wouldn't he be surprised to see her, who had teased him so much to leave off, smoking herself. Would not his eyes stick out when he should see her puffing a cigar at her sewing, as he did when he read the evening paper. She was so pleased with the plan that she could have put it into exe cution, even if it had been only for the sport it promised, independently of any good result which might flow from it. Wouldn't he be mortified, and would she not win the da' and glory over his defeat? Wouldn't he be glad to promise her that he would' t smoke another cigar as Jong as he jived ? She was so delighted that she could hardly contain her self. . ..... . Mr. Washburn came home to tea, GAZETTE. and, as usual, When he entered the house he gave her a kiss and tender greeting. They were seated at the tea table ; Mrs. Washburn was so full of mirth that she came near scalding herself with the hot tea when she poured it out. Her mer ry, mischievous laugh rang pleasant ly in her husband's ears, who, poor fellow, could have no idea of the terrible ordeal through which he was doomed to pass. When tea was over, the astral lamp transferred to the light-stand, and Mr. Washburn had stretched himself into a comfortable position in the large, easy recking-chair, with his legs lazily reposing in another chair, the everlasting cigar was pro duced, lighted, and began to diffuse its fragrance through the room. Mrs. Washburn could hardly con trol her inclination to burst into a laugh at the mere thought of what she was about to do. Seating her self at the side of the table, oppo site her husband, she took from the work-basket, with an air as grave and solemn as a judge, one of the "Bagdads." Placing the filthy roll between her ruby lips she glanced at her husband. "Now, Mr. Smoker," thought she it would have spoiled to have said it "we will see whether you don't abandon that nasty habit." Mr. Washburn happened to glance at her, but. contrary to her expecta tion, he manifested no surprise, and went on reading the Transcript. "So so, Mr. Smoker," thought she again, "you think I am joking, do you? I will soon convince you;" and the lady took a paper and ap plied a light to the cigar. Mrs. Washburn was rather inex- j perienced in the modus operandi of lighting a ciirar. aud she was unable to make it go. She lighted another taper, and puffed away with all her might ; but the Bagdad was as reso lute as the great caliph himself. She persevered till her extraordinary exertions again attracted the atten tion of Mr. Washburn. "You are lighting the wrong cud, my dear," said he, with the utmost nonchalance. "How provpking he is !" thought Mrs. Washburn, "why don't he re monstrate?" "You should bite the twisted end. and then put it in your mouth," con tinued the husband, turning to the paper again. Aided by these directions the lady took another cigar, which she succeeded in lighting. The first taste of the tobacco smoke was hor rible, but she determined to be a . , martvr for her husband s sake, and taking her sewing, she continued to puff away as she plied her needle, till a certain nausea compelled her to abandon the experiment for that time. Casting the Bagdad into the grate, she began to wish she had not listened to Mrs. Volant. "What is the matter, my dear ? Wasn't it a good cigar? Try mine ; they are Monte Christos of the first quality ;" aud the imperturbable Mr. Washburn offered her the choice from his case. "No, I thank you, my dear ; I will uot smoke any more to-night." "But what'3 the matter, Mary? you are as pale as a sheet?" "I feel a little faint ; I shall be better in the morning." And Mrs. Washburn was obliged to leave the room. Poor woman ! She was sick all the evening. But the next day Mrs. Volant, who had called to learn the success of the experiment, advised her to trT again, assuring her that it would not make her sick the second time. uu j . n , . i Mr. W ashburn had a couple of his I intimate friends at his house to play a game of whist the next evening, and the devoted wife resolved to try the effect of a smoke in their pres ence. When the party were seated Mr. Washburn handed around the cigar case. "Won't you smoke, my dear?" asked he, tending the cigars to his wife. "I will ; but you know, Joseph, that I never smoke your cigars, they do not suit my taste.'' "Whew, that was cool." Mrs. Washburn lit a Bagdad, "Is it possible you smoke. Mrs. Washburn?" asked Mr. Barnes, as- tonished at the singular spectacle of ! a woman puffing away at a cigar, for all the world like a loafer In a bar-; room, ' "Occasionally, just to please my husband," replied Mrs. Washburn, after she had blown out a long breath of blue smoke. "Yes, Barnes," interposed Mr. Washburn, "it is more sociable you know, to have company when one sihokes. WTe aregeneralty alone in the evening and she is so kind as to smoke with me. Ah, Barnes, teach jour wife to smoke, it is so pleasant to smoke with one's wife." The lady was thunderstruck. Was it possible that he had no more res pcet fox the proprieties of life than Two Dollars a Year. that? She smoke? She had already acquired the reputation of being a smoker, without having produced any of the desired good results. Mrs. Washburn threw the lighted Bagdad into the stove. She had almost cried with vexation. "Not smoke, my dear?" said her husband. "I think you can be sociable to night if I don't smoke." "Do smoke, my dear ; it gives me so much pleasure to see you enjoy a good cigar." "That's too bad, Joseph." Mr. Washburn laughed outright, and, throwing down his cards, ex plained the event of the preceding evening. "I wil! own up ; I did it to break him of the habit ; I give it up." When the gentlemen had taken their leave, Mrs. Washburn explain ed by whose advice she had adopted the plan. Mrs. Volant has the reputation of being a perfect shrew. Her hus band is a laughing stock for all State street. She is a bad adviser. "How slick you have turned the joke upon me," said Mrs. Washburn, laughing heartily. "To tell the truth, I overheard some of your conversation when the plot was laid." "Oh, ho, you did ; no wonder it , failed then." "I did ; but, Mary, are you so very much against my smoking? I love the weed, but I love you more," and Mr. Washburn kissed her ten derly. "Nay, I will say no more about it. Perhaps I was selfish." "Not selfish. I will leave it off, my dear, for your sake. "No, no ; I don't want you to do so. If you are so very fond of smoking i win never say anotner word about it. And Mr. Washburn has smoked his cigar in peace ever since. The temperance law, which Gov. Hendricks, of Indiana, signed the other day, goes further in the direc tion of prohibition than any meas ure that has been projected in any of the Western States for a number of j-ears past. It provides that no license for the sale of liquor to be drank on the premises shall be issued except on the presentation of a pe tition signed by a majority of the voters in the ward, villag or town ; requires saloons to close at nine o'clock in the evening, and contains all the provisions of the so-called Ohio law, with others considerably more stringent. But, whoever heard of a petition that a majoritv of voters i 1 J win not sign r me aesire to nx a signature to one takes complete pos session of the majority of persons. Most of men are mono-maniacs on the subject of signing petitions for anything that does not require them to pay out money. The Mysteries of False Hair. Only think girls, what you who wear "switches," "frizzes," "puffs," "chignons," "braids," etc., fare ex posed to! Poor creatures! Just read what M. Lindemaun says in the British Medical Journal, and tremble ! This gentleman says that "every hair in a false plait ends with a nodosity ; each nodosity contains fifty' psorosperms ; each psorosperm throws off minute spheres, which be come psendo-navk-ellae ; and that the pseudo-nevicellse, in a ball-room where there are fifteen false-capillar-ied ladies, amount to 4.), 000,000, which, when inhaled, force their way into the circulation and bring on cardiac affections." Girls would no doubt rather go bald-headed than make themselves headquarters for M r rui i a few million nodosities, psorosperms, pseudo-navicella?, and other cheerful reptiles. a Coldest Day. The coldest day, except one, for a hundred 3rears, was Thursday the 30th of January, according to the averment of Professor Loomis, of Yale College, who has kept a record that extends back for that length of time. A worthy old lady offers the fol lowing advice to girls : "Whenever a fellow pops the question, don't j blush and stare at 3'our foot. Just throw y5nr arms around his neck, loolc him full in the face and com- meuce talking about tho furniture." We notice that Building and Loan Associations are again coming into favor in this State. They have been of great advantage in enabling me chanics and laboring men in the North to procure homes. Bills for the benefit of Revenue Collectors, and to authorize County Survej-ors to appoint Deputies, have passed final readings, been approved lue governor, aim are now laws. 1 ,1 t- 1 - 1 People are at a loss to know what is to be done with Oakes Ames and hU Congressional Credit Mebilier ists, For our part we think that Colfax ought to orgaize them inte a young man's Christian asfiociatior. ADVERTISING RATES. One square, (ten lines, or less, ) for first Insertion S pace. 1 St. One Square, Two Squares, Three Squares, . Foui th Column, Half Column, One Column. SO ')6' S8 00 flS 00 5 00 ! 10 OOl 12 50 I. 'Q 7 00 10 00 15 00 i0 06 IS OOl 15 00 20 001 30 00 30 00! 40 00 40 (! GO 00 20 00 0 00 60 00 M M Silent Game. Scene in a restaurant at Brussels s Two persons sitting at a table, face to face ; each with a mug of beer before him ; each with face resting on his hand, intently watching the table in profound silence. Fifteen minutes passed, when suddenly one of the parties remarked, "I have won !" and the other handed over to mm a piece 01 inoney. me silence and attention were resumed, when after ten or fifteen minutes the same part made the same exclamation, and there was another transfer of money and so on for more than en hour. An impulsive Frenchman was looking on and wondering. At last, unable to restrain himself, he rush ed to the proprietor to know what those two silent people were doing. "It would seem that they are play ing some game, but what? There is absolutely nothing on the table but the two mugs no cards, no dice what are they doing?" "They are playing a game very popular here." was the reply. "Fach has put a drop of beer on the table, and that drop which first attracts a fly wins. The one who puts slyly a little powdered sugar on his drop is winning all the other's money-" The gambling spirit, and along with it the heathen Chinee, creeps out all over the world, and in every conceivable discmise, A Curious Suit. A very curious suit, arising out of one of the incidents of the late war between France and Germany, will shortly be brought to tiial in the French courts. During the war a German soldier was shot near the village of Vaux, whereupon a Prus sian column swept down on the place and captured twenty-eight peasants who had fled for refuge to a church. The Prussians, deter mined to have revenge for the death of the slain soldier, announced to the frightened captives that three of their number would be shot, leaving the selection of the victims to the prisoners. The Prussians proposed that they should draw lots and kind ly offered them the use of a soldiers helmet to serve the purpose of an urn but, the offer was declined. Finally, after they had been shut in the church for seventy-five hours, they reported that the three requir ed victims had been selected, though no information was given as to how the selection was made. The unfor tunate men who found themselves in a minority, were led out and shot, and now the survivors are sued for damages by the widows, on the ground that the three were not se lected by lot. Tonng Ladles of To-Day, Did you ever think what a con trast there is between the young ladj' of to-day and the one of fifty , or even a score of years ago? Then a lady was one who could take care of herself could sing in plain musical English, wash, bake, and cook all kinds of food, milk a cow if necessary, and make herself gen erally useful. If she didn't she was called lazy that was all thera was about it. But now, we have no lazy women ; they are all lelicate. The modern young lady is a strange compound of dress and nerves by which we mean those "exquisite susceptibilities" which cause her to shudder when she sees a washtub, and scream at the sight of a cow. She is a living image made to be waited upon. She sings "divinely" and plays on the piano "exquisitely ;" but neither one of these affects you as much as the jabbering of a North American Indian, for it is not half as intelligible. She lounges about in the morning, crochet or embroiders a little, then dresses her self up and promenades for the bene fit of some "genteel exquisite." Never marry the girl who sits in tho parlor while her mother stands in the kitchen. It won't pay. A Danbury boy who reads the pa pers went tc his father with a rope in his hand and told that worthy that if he did not give him fifty cents to buy a two-bladed jack-? knife he would forthwith hang him self. It was the place of tho old man to say : "Heaven forgive 3011, ray son, for the awful thought, here's the fifty cents." He didn't say it, ' however. He merely twined his fingers in the young man's tresses and lumped his head against the door jam until the suicide thought it was 4th of July night, A fellow f eighteen summers in vested in a banana on the cars re cently. He carefnlby removed the peel, and put it on the seat by his side; then he broke the fruit up in small bites, eyeing it anxiously as he did so. When this was dene he pick ed up the peel, shook it in liis lap, and finally, threw the pieces or.t of the window, remarking as he did so : That's the fust of them priae-pack. age I ever bought, and it's the keT or.e, you 1tet.'