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The Morristown Gazette.
PUBLISHED BY & G. E. SPECK. LC P. terms: A YKAU. STRICTLY IX ADVANCE. $3 Miscellaneous Cards. 1. COOTEB. W. Vi HUS8. 1. VAN BUSS. COOTEB & CO DEALERS IS General Merchandise, Cliacty Bend, HamUen County, Tenn. o PRODUCE TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOB GOODS. SALT ALWAYS KEPT ON HAND. 371 i. F. ESPEH A N D I F. I ' . V. ESPEBANDIEIT. ESPEEANDIEU & C0 CIGAR MANUFACTURERS, KNOX VI I A M, TENN. Prompt attention paiit to Order, and satisfaction guaranteed as to qiality f goods and pri--e. Our Cigars can be purchased, at manufa-turcr's prices, from Dr. G. T. Magee, Morrititowu. F. L. DAVIBS & BRQ IMPOHTERS AND DEALERS IN WatGlics, Jewelry, Diain AND Sterling Si I ver-wa r e , j CORNER CHUUCH AND Sl'MMER ST. NASHVILLE, TENN novSO-ly. a. J. donal: MRS, K I. HAYKIK. I DONALDSON & HAYNiE. Dressmakers & Milliners, MAIN STREET, (First door west of the Steam Mill,) M (JURIS I OWN, TENN. TTTOULD Respectfully announce to the UAh of I Morristown and vicinity that they have opened ! mi establishment for the j.urp se of carrying on the ; Millinery and Dressiailng Business In all its branches, and solicit a 8 ronage, pledging oar best efforts aatisf action. of their pat fnder entire oct. S. We McCrary, Two doors East of E. T., Va. k. Ga. R. 11. D.'iot. MORRISTOWN, TENN. DEALEIl IN Fainilv Groceries, fafictimrkg, f-nn' tack Boots, Shoes, Dry Goods, Ladlrs' Rounrts, Huts, and Milliner Goeda. "TrOi;LD resix-ctfiilly solicit a call from his friends and the pubHc geueially, and by setting at a !"a;r price, hopeii r receiver. hare of the public pat- Uive me i trial. aprli-ly. A. J. COOLEY, Carpeiier ani Buiitler. MORRIS T O W N , T !: N N . fJWING to Mr. Cooks bad health, and his wish -t attend the Spring t:iis summer, Cooley Cu!li hava di- solved partnership tiy mutual oom ent. I wish to say through y ur paper that ih. S h man Cooley i? her-. ha a g md run of work, and a con siderable amount i n hand-, and St'B solicits the patronage of his friend i and the public generally. I wish to hire THREE or FOUR Jou in ey men Gurpontc rs, Govl workmen ni other kind need apj ly but the above can get the best waes paid in Morristown. A. J. COOLEY. me hi 9. Ben. F. Mitchsll, CARPENTER AND BUILDER, JHforristOwn, Zen n. T)ROPOSES to the citizens of this community to contract for the work of every description of Building, upon the most favorable ferms. Parties Who contemplate the erection r.f houses would do well to call u him. He is prepared to furnish all the necessary material for buildings, upon swill terms that cannot fail to be to the advantage of the person building, 't hose who doubt this, can be sat isfied of its truth by c insulting the undersigned. octl-ly.J H. F. MITCHELL. HENRY WALKER. FRANK MAhTIN. j Walker & Martin, FAS III 0 NABL E BAR B E RS. NEAR THE DEPOT, Mo r r i s t o w n , T c n n . VR Shop is fitted n; in n' "d s;yle. and we offer w accommodations e m il to ths ukst We return thanks to our friends and ronage in the past, and rt tin ua nee of the -a!iie. J. H. COl Ll'Elt. he public ft. their pat rit a etMB fehS-tf. J. W. Bitot DER COULTER & BROWDER, JIAIN STREET, - - M.ORRI' iOWN, TENN. HEAT. EllS IN Mci.'icims. Paints. Drugs. Oils, Vnrnishes, I)ystuffs, Patent medicines, Faticy 4ools AND, IN FACT, Everything usu.illv Kent in I Rot.iil prug S ore Physicians Prescriptions Carefully Compounded septl. The Typ3 Upon Which X 1 I T E I WAS CAST AT THE RICHMOND TYPE FOUNDRY, I 1200 & 1203 Franklin Street. H. L. Pelouze &Co. MOULDERS PATTERN LETTERS Always on Hand. Lewis & Jackson, sroccsaons to etans a lewis,; DEALERS IN Boots, HATS, CAPS, Furs, Trunk, Traveling Bags, FURNISHING GOODS, &c. No. Gay Street, next door to J. A. K iUs. TASSoV. Knoxville, Tenn. B LAN KS FOK MAGISTKATE8. Yor tsre beaf st thh Office. c THE Vol. VII No. 4 Professional Cards. DENTISTRY. DENTISTRY. THOS. J. SPECK, D. D, S. OFFICES! Rofcersvlll'', Tenn., from 1st to I5th of each month. Morristown, from 15th to last of each month. TERMS Cash or Its equivalent Or - T . yi .A. Or EE, Sugeon and Physician, MORRISTOWN TENN Will give special attention to the nuuraim ok diseases of women. WILL. 8. DICKSON. M'KINJiEY I3AKTON. DICKSON & BARTON Attorneys at Law, MORRISTOWN, TENN. A V ILL Practice in all the Courts of tipper East '" Teuuewee. Prompt and Hpecial attention given to collections. References by Permission Rob't McFarlaud, R. M. Barton, sr., D. Morris, Win. Fultm, K. J. Kid well. Earnest & Driscoe, Pence & Ljle, Dr. G. T. tfagee, Morristown, Tenn. ; J. A. Ray!, Knox ville, Teun. ; Wm. H. Moffftt, New Marketrenn. ; H. Baker. Greeuoville, Teun. ; Davis & Morarland, Bristol, Tenn. febl9-ly. T . rr . C AIJ S O IV , DENTIST. HAVING Permanently located in Morristown, res pectfully offers his service t ;he public. I Satistacti 'ii guaranteed. i erf h i.ntrai. office ver FillsQill & Taylor's Store, decll JAMES P. EVANS, Attorney at Law. t l n T' T a T ll V W T V V V . . I, . V . 1 , - " 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 j L E , T K S N . it Will practice in the courts of the First Judicial Circuit and the Supreme Court at Knoxville. Will also give prompt attention to the collection of all kinds of claims and deb. s. Com m ission Merchants. FT.iKLISUKn 1 ."53. J. o M A T 11 E W SON, COMMISSION M Lit CHANT, AUGUSTA, (J A. mil y 1 15 ly. Sam. V . WITH Stewaet & Co Grocers and Commissiou Merchants, 13 N'orth Howard Street, B A L T I M 0 II E , II D . iii n ii ii V. BURG R & SON, PRODUCE AND Com m ission Merch ants, 120 tiay St., nearly opposite Cowan, McClung k Co., KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE. The highest market price paid in Cash for all kinds Produce, Furs, Skins, Hides, fcc. tentjOI1- Refer to all Wholesale Merchants and Banks in the city. CH AS. finayU'J-ly. DUCLOUX, Wholesale Wacco Merctat AND T roduce 13 i ok feS r . Gay Street, two doors North of W. IJ. Francisco's Shoo Factory, KNOXVILLE, TENN CONSIGNMENTS .SOLICITED. ALL ORDERS Promptly filled. We will not be ondemoid in t ium martlet. jau8-:tm. W. W. LEFTWK'H, Agent. K . 1 WITH I E WILSON, BUR iS & CO., iUolesile li.orfis ami Cnminission MnvhaJs, 30 South Howard Street, comer of Lombard, IS A L T I M fi E . U'E Keep constantly on hand a large aud well as sorted stock of Groceries, suitable for the Southern and Western trade. We solicit consign ments of Country Frotece, such as Cotton, Feat h prtt, oiinseug, beeswax. Wool, pried Fruit, Ftu Kkins, ec Our taeflitlee for ! business are s'l; li as t wenant qv. k sales and prompt return, friers will have our prompt atteotiosL. ma'27. AB HAM BURTON, GROCER AMD CUM .M ISSJ( N ii KItCU A N T, ,o.. 0.' and D3 yran.oie strwt . Petersburg. Virgin ia. Special attention given to the sale ar.d purahase of all kinds of Grain and Produce. sp!&. a. t. cox, .f Teun. Ji cftc,ofT H. T. Cox & CoiiuiiUsion Men-hunts, Forsyth Street, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, j Prompt atteution gireu to the sale of Preface, Groceries' and tirnrral Merefcaai'lae, 1 And tilling orders for Produce or M.-r'li&ulie. TEFER to Business Hmse generally of East . Tii!iesMe and Southwestern Virginia; Ilusi- ncss Houses generally of Atlanta; Wilson, Burns j & Co Baltimore. - . fJuMHy. McCrary .& Harrison, MORIUSTOWN, TENN. DEALERS IN i'ry Ce.ds, Groceries, Ilarduare, (u$rnstra:e, d JlV e M i Jk W Boots, Shoes, Notions, etc WE Keap aonatanUy on hand a full and complete ""stock of everything usually kept in a general ......... I. .....I. .. ut.Ui.L.. a , . v. . efforts U reader euti re satisfaction to ounedJtomers in prices as "veil as the quality of goods which we : offer thm. , We gjvo the highest market price for all good, marketable hToauce. Housekeepers will u1av find Family Supplies at our bouse at reasonable prices. Oive us a trial p6-ly. McCRARY HARRISON. TAONT SEND AWAY. FBiiVI HOME TO HAVE Your Job Printing done. Ths Gazette Office is prepared to do any and all kinds at low figure- " - ' ARDS AND BIIX-IIEADS NEAT- , LY Primed at tbi UOite. - Co.. MORRISTOWN Miscellaneous Advertisements For over FORTY" YEARS this PURELY VEGETABLE. LIVER MEDICINE has proved to be the GREAT USFAILI G SPEC IFIC for Livkb' Complaint and its painful offspring DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, Jaundice, Bilious attacks, SK'K HEADACHE, Colic. Derei-sion of Suii its SOUS STOMACH, Heart Barn, CHILLS AND FEVER, fcc, &c After years of careful experiments, to meet a great and urgent demand, we now produce from our original Genuine PcnvpEUS THE PREPARED. a Liquid form of SIMMONS' LIVER REGULATOR, containing all its wonderful and valuable proper ties, and offer it in ONE DOLL AH BOITLES The Powders, (irice a bef jre,) Sent by mail $1.0IJ per package. 1.04 Bar CAUTION -fc Bnv no Powders or PREPARED SIMMONS' LIVKB REGULATOR unless in our eugraved wrapper, with Trade mark. Stamp and Siguatare unbroken. None otlu r is genuine. J. II ZEtLIN & .. MACON, GA., and PHILADELPHIA. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. R. C. Jackson, Fres't. F. H. McC'LUNo, Vic e-Pres't. J. W. LiLUAnD, Cashier. M Tennessee National Ml OF KNOXVII (The only .National Bank Rrtwecfl Ssft and llcv.hi id. Tenn .) Va.. FesigiiateJ Pff osilen of tlie IcitfJ Stales AND SUCCESSORS TO First national M of Kiioiyille. StookhohJei's : Jos. R! Anderson, Bri -P1 H. H. Mattock, Riceville. Rob"t Love, Johnson City. N. Bogart, Philad Iphia. J. II. Earnes , Rheatown. J. A. Kayl, Knoxville. F. W. Tavlor, sr., liuseJl- Joseph Jaques, " viiie. F. H. McClung, " R. M. Barton. Morristown. Sa in McKiuuey, " Win. Uraz Ron, New Mar- S. B. B yd, " ket. W. W. Vo.,druff, " Wm. Harris, pi mlr.dge. 3. W. LiDard, " Geo. A. Fain, " i 'ulia Jackson, " J. E. Raht, Cleveland. - R. C. Jackson, DEfElVES Deposits, B;iys and Sells Exchange, 1 I'oreign and Domestic, deals in Gold, Silver, Cncurrent Bun'; Notes, I'uued States. State, Count) and Corporation Bonds and Coupons, and wil; do a General Collecting ami Banking Business throughout the United States. fe'oln-ly. Mrs. A. P. Flynn, At the Turley Honse, MORIi J STO W N, TENN. T ' EEPS Constantly on baud the Latest and most Fashionable Styles of Millinery and Straw Goods, B0.VXET, TBISlIlN'll AM) VKtVKT BIBBOH, limine! Silks. Stftiiis anl Velvets, Blonds, N -tl s, (.'ni s, ltuclies, Flowers, bVothers, Qrtiametits, Straw Bonnets 5 Ladies' Huts TKIMMKil ANI IXTiUMMEII TATE 'HIS Favorite report :'or health and pleasure, I situated ten mileaf north of Morristown, Tenn., and connected with the Hailroad trains at that point by a dai'y line of ha: ks, is open at all times for the reception of vfeitors. Accommodations largely extended and improved, so that t wo hundred i-ersons cau lie made comforta ble. The effect of the water is wonderful in al! de rangements of the ' lUonrt, Uvcr, Montufli. Rowels and KMaejra; in Scrofulous aud Mercurial Diseases, and in ner vousness and general debility. A CONCISE ANALYSIS OF THE WATER: Sulphuric acid 131.27 Sulphate of Lime 160.GC 81.12 Magnesia Jl.'Jl " Soda . 8.50 " Pota-sa 1.54 Chloride of Sodium 40.21 " Iron . 2.92 " Manganese .69 Iodide of Sodium, traces. Phosphate of Lime 2.14 Carbonate of Lime 21. 50 Silicia 2.7o Nitric acid 02 Total. 272.91 Total. 272.91 By Thomas AirTEUELL, M. D., Prof, of Chemistry iu National Medical College, D. C, and Chemist to the U. S. Department of Agriculture. iso in the immediate vicinity of good Sulphur w'ater. For f.irther information, pamphlets, &c, address PROPRIETOR TATE SPRING. Bean's Station, Te.n. Hotel Cords. (OPPOSITE THE DEPOT,) . ?f o r r i s f o VP tt , Tc n n T. C. Gain. Proprietor. '('HE Ti KI.EY HOUSE IS "FIRST-CUSS" In al! i -partnients, with large, comfortable and weil-furnishetl rooms, while the fable is supplied with the best fare of the country. Ztr A well-t xked LI VERY STABLE is kept in connection with the Turley House. jan8. "5 T O IP Virginia House, lnin Street, .Morrintowii, Tenn.. J. M. UlCKINSDN", PltOPRit: 10R. r in the Itii-in. u- (X'litre ot town, and out :i fVw Meps in ic-iir M tin- Depot run- I necl. i' " imi tlie tin: se i.-a gooil l.iv- i ( eiy aiM snie stuiiic, iimi pnrtie- can tie fur- i reaMAoKr prices. ' tow harsr. ;od Kari mi rareful Attention llAll.V IJ K T TA1V3 OTMJ. BaggagT- carried from aud to the Depot free of charge. Battle House, (FORMERLY STACEY HOUSE.) J!uu cli Street, Nashville, Tenn. . M. B. WINBOUBN, PROPRIETOR. J. T. BLAND AND W. S. WINBOUKN, CLERKS. 'T'HE Battle Honse is most ronveuieutiy located 1 to all the Depots, the Capitol, and to the business portion of the city. j Franklin House, OPPOSITE CQUfeT HOUSE, Mall) Otieet, lVnOXVllle, lenii . , wM. SMITH, PROPRIETOR. : . - , a A ll a at sa mt ja ai n n a r VfAdltlNtllUn ItUUdtl Corner. rf 8ch sad Church Streets, "' !,LUW'ri v.,.r$fJi aitnwa. :-am ".'- . 13 O U r U ' j per JJaj. Omlku to aca from Depot. Tree. Magnesia 10.99 Iron Peroxide .. 1.00 Maugamze peroxide traces i'otarii and HoS-: .. r.00' Chlorine 32.;:i SUicia, soluble 27 Phosphoric acid ... .71 Carbonic acid .. 9.00 Nitric acid 02 MOREISTOWN, TENN., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1873, The (iood Wife. It iB jttst as yon say, neighbor Green, A treasure indeed is my wife ; Such another for bustle and work I never have found in my life. But she keeps every one else As busy as birds on the wing ; There is never a moment for rest, She is such a fidgety thing. She makes the bet bread in'thetotrn, Her pies ere a perfect delight, Her coffee rich golden brown, Her crullers and puddings just right ; But then, when I eat them she tells Of the care and the worry they bring, Of the martyr-like toil she endures ; Oh, she's such a fidgety thing ! My home is as neat as a pin ; You should see how the door-handles shine ; And the soft-cushioned chairs And icely swept carpets are mine ; But then she so frets at the dust, At a fly, or a straw, or a string, That I stay out of doors all I can, She's such a fidgety thing. She doctors the neighbors Oh, yes, If the child has the measles or croup, She's there with her saffron and squillj, H.-r dainty made gruels and soup. But then she insists on her right To physic my bipod in the Spring, As she takes the whole charge of my bile. Oh, she's such a fidgety thing .' She knits all my stockings herself; My shirts are bleac bed white as snow ; My old clothes look better than new, Yet daily more threadbare they grow. But then if a morsel of lint Or dust oT my trowsers should cling, I'm sure of one sermon at least, Oh, she's such a fidgety thing ! You have heard of a spirit so meek, So meek that it never opposes, , Its own it dares nover to speak Alas I I am meeker than Moses. But then I'm not reconciled. The subordinate music to sing ; I submit to get rid of a row, She is such a fidgety thing ! It is just as you say, neighbor Green, A treasure to me has been given ; But sometimes I fain would be glad To lay up my treasure in heaven ! But then every life has its cross, Most pleasures on earth have their sting ; She's a treasure, I kno-w, neighbor Green, But she's s.s-h a fidgety thing ! "It is the most absurd thing in the world !" Tduttie Caldwell spoke as if it was as irritating as it was absurd, this contretemps she was apostrophizing. It was so noble a thing to see Mist tie in even an imitation of a fit of temper, that Charlie Caldwell, her qeually even-tempered husband, put down his newspaper to gaze at her in sheer amazement. "What is the matter?" "Edith. She won't go to New port with us, and declares her in tention of going down to the Hill farm for the summer." "The Hill farm ! Why I thought " "Of course 3 011 did," broke in his impulsive little wife ; "you thought she and I had suffered sufficient tyranny and unkindness at the Hill farm to make us hate the very name, much less the sight of it. I do." "And Edith wants fo go back again ?" "Not to stay, Charlie ; only for a few weeks. Charlie" and here Mattie drew over her pretty face a mask of solemn mystery in expres sion "I believe in my heart it is be cause Douglas is coming home." "Do you? I never could under stand why he went away so sudden ly. So you think it was Edith?" "111 tell 3'ou all I know about it." said Mattie, perching herself on her husband's knee. "Before you came to the Hill farm. Douglas had been at Seaton for a summer." "I know that. He sent me there." "He met Edith r-L some village gathering, and certainly was pleased with her. You know it was not very eay to court anybody at Hill farm." "I should say not," said Charlie with a wry lace. "uncle James seemed to consider it his duty to Edith and me, after poor mamma died, to keep us hard at work, and certainly to allow no male visitors." "How many times did he set the dogs on me i 'I don't know; but he treated 1'al.ion. Douglas after the same Still, Edith sometimes saw him, and ; iwwm .w j One morning she came to my room 'with ttlO last hapOy faCC I ever saw Iter wear, and asked me if 1 could endure the hard . life aloue a little while and then she would send tor j ine to join her in ber new home. She j would say no more ; but the next j day, with a white set face she told inf n i'nrtrat her fVw-ilicli xenrdfl' nrfrl ts . .. y ater I knew that DoUClaa l1' Usher T7rt? ' had suddenly left Seaton." "He came to me.' Mattie, and-, told , me of the farm and of EtfRh." Cer tairily he Ioyed her. but' I inferred from his half confidence that his "af fection was not ret u rued- iiespoke 7 Of SOIUG SUddU change 1ft iter. fUld the next news I heard he was - Tyre. paring togup. (f'h writteujxjtige U"Q.m Seato.ru .fWUrt.aWinMQer, Vm MifilWii' village. I confess c ys iTwoidar- I j i Jk-ftev Lonsr Years. ' ed how Edith's cold, impassive beau tv could attract so siinnv a nature as Douglas had, especially with her pretty saucy sister near it." -But, Charlie, she was not cold and impassive then. There was not a brighter, livelier girl in Seaton than Edith, before Douglas Fisher left her so unaccountably. "You think she loved him." 'I am sure of it." "And I am sure he loved her. And now, after five years of separa tion, you think she is running away because my cousin Douglas is coming home?" "I think so ; and as she has no home but this since we were mar ried, of course she has no place to go excepting to Hill farm." "Mattie, try to find out her side of the story. I am sure there is some mystery about it, and we may be able to set it right j'et." "Oh, Chadie, I would give any thing to have Edith married as hap pily as we are. Misery likes com pany ?" she added saucily, and ran off. She was not a very skillful diplo matist, and finding Edith sitting rath er forlornly alone, plunged head long into her subject. "Edith why are you running away from Douglas Fisher?" Tlie pale stately girl looked at her bright young sister a moment in haughty amazement, but reading truly the love and pity in the fair f ice, answered : "I had rather not meet him, Mattie." "But why ?" persisted her sister. "He is Charlie' cousin, and l know they are like brothers, so you see he will ue here constantly. Mat- Edith went close to the old post, and j that Commodore Vanderbilt has tie, I could nt bear it ! I could not ; looked into the hole where it had i given 500,000 to Bishop McTyeire, meet him here day after day, and ; stood for so many years. In the j of the Southern Methodist Church, know him so false as he has been. ; damp dark earth she saw a folded j to establish a University in Ten Let me go, dear. I am a woman paper, evidently shaken from the nessee. now. and Uncle James cannot tread me down as he did when we were mere children." "But. Edith, how was he false?" "You know, darling, how hard our life was ; how any change seemed like sunshine : and you know how Douglas tried to win my love. I never went to the village that he did not meet me, and urge me to marry him at oin-e. I loved hin, Mattie, but I tlhl not give my heart, unsought, One of liis favorite pleas was the home we could vnake for you, little sister, and I was finally won to a con- j seijt. Still, it remained to set the ! time and form a plan for an elope-! ment," i down into the hollow post. "Why did not you do as Charlie 1 She opened it carefully, her heart and I did just walk off to the min- pitying even then the simple girl ister and get married, and then let ; who opened her whole loving soul to Uncle James rave as much as he her lover. The very words were so pleased?" j different from those she would use "I don't know. We didn't. You ; now. No polished courtesr of ad know the old gatepost, Mattie, that dress, no polite evasion of the ten had the loose top?" : der questions, but a frank, girlish "Yes." 'Douglas and I used that for a leave her hard, bitter life, and accept postoffice. We would slip the top ; the sunny future her lover promised back a little, and there was a space : her. Edith was cold, impassive and under it where letters could lie se- stately in the days when she shared cure from rain or wind, or what was ' her sister's happy home. It was a more important, prying eyes. Just rare event to see her show emotion at the time I had given uiy promise ! in any way. and Charlie had wonder to Douglas to be his wife, Uncle ' ed more than once at his cousin's James was informed of our meet- admiration of her statuesque beauty, ings by some officious friend, and j But as she read now the secret of kept so strict a watch over me that ' her lover's apparent fickleness, the it was impossible for me to go to the record of her own young heart, the village at all. The old gate post tears fell fast upon the yellow sheet, became our only medium of com- and sobs shook her whole form, municatlon, and Douglas urged me ! There was no one to see her, and still more earnestly to leave the farm ; she knelt down by the fallen gate and become his wife. He wrote me post, and wept for her own lost one day that he must soon leave youth and broken hopes. Seaton. and begged me to write upon a slip the time and place where I would meet him, and the train by which we should leave Seaton after into the narrow lane leading to the I became his wife. 'Darling, be farm house. In a moment it would wrote 'I am rich, and Mattie shall be at the gate. She 'sprang to her come to us as soon as you will. Tell j feet, and faced a tall, havily bear me where to meet you, and I will ded man, vrho paused for a moment, have a clergyman ready to make you ; looking searchingly into her face my wife. Trust your life to me, j only for a moment, and then he Edith, and you shall never regret it.' Mattie, I wrote him a letter, ap pointing a time and place of meet ing. I went there. He did not come. Three days I went almost hourly to the gate post for some word of explanation. None came: and'when I next heard from Seaton, Douglas Fisher had gone awa'." "Without writing?" "Without one word. He had written that the letter I told you of Was 'hts last appeal. I have urged you so often.' he wrote, -that if you t reply favorably to this, I shall know it is coquetry, not love, that makes you smile upon me." "Coquetry ! ' said Mattie disdain fully. "As if you ever knew the meaning of the word !" Probably he repented, Mattie, anct ihought a poor country girl iftndd not grace his city home. But Whatever' his motive, he left me, and 'rieor?ress shrink from meeting 1r.hr!0 ftfe it0lJ?ertafnry you do. I will not urge y-ott to do so now. dear ; but after eefiwrr!fifrem NewportV where I -srijryesd rfltrllex,rir! ftae Ddoglns fltef Wsgaeet, you"' wrll come home ,liif ". i ' GAZETTE. "We will see, Mattie. Let me go now." 'T am afraid you will find Hill farm just as horrid as ever." Just as horrid as ever Edith con cluded it was, after a week's sojourn at the dismal farm she had called home during her girlhood. Her uncle did not domineer quite so much over the dignified, stately lady, who came, after five years of city life, to replace the unformed girl who had left him, but he was morose and ill tempered as ever, and the dreary house had no added charm. Edith found there were servants to do the churning, baking and house work she had shared with Mattie, and rambled about the place, wondering a little how many weeks of it would suffice to fi ; her for a lunatic asylum. In one of these rambles, two weeks after her arrival, she came upon a group of men who were re pairing the tumble down fences and rickety gates about the place. They were at work upon the old gate-post , she had turned into a post-office, and she stood listlessly watching them as they loosed the earth around it, to lift the rotten woodwork from its place. The loose top was gone, and there were wide cracks in the wood- ! en slab under it, where the love let- j ters of five years ago had lain wait- ing for eager hands and eyes, j Edith felt her heart beating fast, i her eyes filling with tears, as blow j after blow fell upon the hollow post, ' cracking, bending it, till it fell to I the ground, just as the noonday bell called the men to dinner. When the curious eyes that might have seen her were safely in doors, j contemplating meat and vegetables, hollow post by the recent blows. A j strange suffocating feeling held her ! fast for a moment, then she stooped, ( reached over and secured the letter. ! It was not a dainty missive, such as she sent to Newport, for it was not easy for her to find scented paper ; and tinted envelopes at Hill farm. j It was a sheet of coarse paper, fold- j j ed, sealed and stamped with a thim- j ble top. directed in a round, girlish hand to Douglas Fisher ; the letter she had written to appoint time and ' place for an elopement the letter he had never seen, that her hurry and agitation it must have slipped through one of the wide cracks outpouring of her happy consent to She was still kneeling there, the open letter in her hand, when she heard a footstep turn from the road opened his arms. "Edith !" he said, in deep tender tones, "I never saw j our letter?" She was resting against his breast, as she put it now into his hand, and told him how she had found it. "Mattie told me all," he said, "and I came on at once. Oh, Edith, it seems too much happiness now to find you still, single, still my own." Charlie and Mattie were fully pre- pared for the return of the truants to Newport, and the autumn collect-! ed a concourse of dear friends to witness a grand wedding, few sus- j pecting the previous courtship of the handsome couple who were united after long years A lusty swain in Cincinnati was in i Mr. James Whitesides, the newly the habit of looking through a knot- developed "medium" in Chattanooga hole in his fence which separated has gone to New York for spiritual his back yard from that of a rotund istic purposes. j dame who lived next door. He has sent to Paris for a glass eye. Texas counted up 01,600 immi grants, all permanent settlers, in 1872. .. There is now a Democrat on. the Supreme beach of Massachnsets for the first time in niae years. . Two Dollars a Year. GOOD. We learn that an Irishman who had been employed at the cemetery some time since, went to Washing- ton to draw his pay. After receiv- ing the amount, the paymaster clis- covering a sabre cut on his face. remarked : "You were in the army during the war? "Yes," said he. "What command were you in?" "In Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's." "Did you have the audacity to ap ply at a Federal cemetery for work ; when you were in the rebel army '-" "Yes," replied the Irishman, "I j helped to kill them, and I thought ! I had a right to help bury them." Culpepper Observer. A revivalist approached a man in Burlington, Iowa, the other day, and asked him if he was a Christian. "No," replied the other ; "I am a railroad man." "Well," said the j exhorter, "I know of several conduc- tors in New England who are Chris tians." "That may do ver' well for Down East," was the rejoinder ; "but a man cau't be both in Iowa." The location of the Methodist Episcopal University in East Ten nessee, with an endowment fund of at least a million, has stirred Knox ville, New Market and perhaps other places, to offer liberal inducements. The question will be settled shortly. Knoxville bids $50,000 and a site for the university. Munificent .Bequest by commodore Vanderbllt. New York, March 17. Rev. Dr. Deems authorizes the announcement Rural papers severely condemn the conduct of "the hens that are standing: around barn-yard doors doing nothing while eggs are selling at fifty cents a dozen," and suggest tha-t, although purely a lay question, it is one in which the clergy might well test the efficacy of prayer. j Ben Butler's recent declaration that the Almighty made him. and j not the newspapers, is hardly worthy j of belief. The newspapers often j turn out such wretched jobs, but it is very seldom that the Almighty does. A Missouri woman said she gave a railroad conductor a ten dollar bill ; he said it was a two ; she insisted ; he persisted ; she took out a revolver and snapped it, and he gave her the eight dollars balance, not wishing to have an3r dispute with a lady. Fortune telling is to be made a criminal offense in the State of New i York. In its most harmless form. fortune telling is simply a means of swindling foolish people out of their movie-, while it has often been turned to worse purposes. 1 mm The President has sent to the Senate the nomination of Wm. A. Richardson for Secretary of the Treasury, together with the rest of the Cabinet now in office. Spurgeon, with his broad, bad taste, dislikes old paintings, and foolishly avows the fact, to the hor ror of English journalists, artists aud connoisseurs. "Sorcerer" is another name for murderer in Bombaj. With a knowl edge of this fact came the discovery that the Parsees had revived the society of Thugs. .... Judge Hoar once said of a lawyer : "He has reached the superlative life ; at first he sought to get on. and then sought to get honor, and now he is trying to get honest." Useful industry does not so much consist in being continually busy as in doing promptly those things that are of the first importance and which will eventually prove most profitable. Under the heading of, "Happy Thoughts," the Petersburg (Va.) Appeal says that more sickness pre vails in that city than for many years past. The snow has melted so fast that the farmers in Minnesota are no longer compelled to replenish their nres by throwing wood down the chimney. Thomas v"' Pa8t Grand Worfchy Patriarch of the Sons of Temperance, died at Lebanon, Ten nessee, on the 7th. A Bostonian has had his eyes "somewhat injured," according to a local reporter, through being run into by a railway train. California is exporting her brevet mules or jackass rabbits to Japan, : where their ears are made into fans Und their meat into soup. ADVERTISING RATES. One pmiare, (ten lines, or less,; 'or Sret Insertion One Dollar, each subsequent insertion Fifty cents . All I 'ills dne upon first insertion of advertisement. Space. 3 m. f m. 12 m. One Square, Two Squares, Three Squares, Fou th Column, Half Column, One Column, 3R0 86 00 U 00 fit U 5 oo io oo iz SO if re 7 00 i IS 00: 13 00, JO 00 10 00 I 20 00 m oo to ee 15 00 ! 30 00 ) oo oo M 60 oo loo oa 20 00 i 40 M Communicateil Mn. Editors: Will you permit me through your columns to em body a few of my thoughts in words and thereby express to the people j some of my wants and desires. I J want about one hundred very nice young men whose business it shall be to rush out of the different churches immediately after services, to file right and lefs of the walk from the door to the street, thereby forming a gauntlet through which every girl, woman and child must . pass. They must scrutinize the la dies very closety, paj-iug particular attention to the cut and fit of their shoes and dresses. They must occa sionally titter and laugh to ti e great pleasure of the fair ones. After everybody has passed through, thy must bring up the rear with disorder and confusion. About twenty-fire old men are also wanted to drill these young gentlemen, to instruct them, and now and then to give them an approving smile just for their encouragement. Men, old or young, who have been properly raised, who have good mothers, sis ters or wives, who have any regard for female modesty and purity, need not apply ; they are not wanted. I would alse desire the services of a few ladies, married or single. Some I want to look round in church when some one is coming in and, of course, to see who are seated and what they have on ; some to whisper very loudly just before the exercises begin, to laugh rather audibly, and to look very "bewitching and sweet." Others I want, specially, to watch closely during the first prayer, to see if the leader of the choir is hunting out the hymns and tunes, to see if any nickels fall in the hat, etc. Ladies who can't write a good arti cle for a newspaper, and tell what all the- have seen in churches while they themselves were devoutly wor shipping the living God, will not be accepted. Good hands handsomely remuner ated. Nancy's Brother. Morristown, March 14, 1873. The Murfreesboro' News resurrects the following from the Memphis Post, a Radical sheet in war times : "The Hon. J. O. Pierce having re signed as Judge of the Law Court of Memphis, his resignation to take effect after I shall have appointed his successor, and after he shall have qualified, I take this method of say ing to the people of Memphis that I will appoiut his successor when it suits my convenience, and not before. I know the lawyers of Memphis, and if I can't find one well qualified and truly loyal. I can import him from some other part of the State. This notice is given to save applicants the trouble of getting up letters and petitions. W. G. Brownlow, Gov. Tennessee." An extraordinary occurrence has taken place. A member of the New Jersey Legislature has not only refused a bribe, but he has punched the man in the eye who offered it t him. As times go. this was a su preme piece of rudeness. It was bad enough to reject the bribe, but, then, to punch the fellow for doing what most legislators would have thanked him cordially for doing that is, giv ing him an opportunity for making "a little something" was adding injury to the insult of refusal. "What is the use," says Swinburne, "of being inaccessible?" A Washington dispatch says the present force of internal revenue as sessors, who were legislated out of office by the recent act of Congress modifying the internal revenue ser vice and placing the collection of taxes entirely in the hands of asses sors, will be removed on the 20th of May next. The appointment oT col lectors in the place of the present incumbents will be carried out in a large number of instances, and the recommendations of memberB of Congress will govern these appoint meats. A Railroad Sued fur Damages. The merchants of BrowniHlIe, Tenn., allege that they have sustain ed damages for excess of freight charged wrongfully by the Louisville and Nashville and Great Southern Rai road. They have, therefore, em ployed able legal counsel, and, in order to recover damages, have m stituted fourteen suits, each involv ing from $5,000 to $14,000, against the said railroad company. The proceedings will excite much atten tion. , a, . The New York World says : "In ordinary States a great to-do is made over people who end their live at the age of a century or more, but Dayton, Ohio, casually mentions in a matterof-fact way that an enter prising individual, aged one hundred and four, is looking out for a busi ness opening, with a view of begin pin life in tUat town. "Death from calling BM1 Jackson a liar," is reported as the verdict of a coroner' a jury in Missouri.