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The llprristown Gazette.
PUBLISHED BT & G. E. SPECK L. P. terms: A TEAK. STRICTLY IX ADVANCE. $2 Miscellaneous Advertisements J. o. MATHEWSON, TJROJZTJGl COMMISSION MERCHANT, AUGUSTA, UA. may 18 Iy. C . K . IIDB WITH WILSON, BURNS & CO., Wholesale Grocers and Commission Merchants, SO South Howard Street, corner of Lombard, BALTIMORE. WE Keep constantly on hand a large and well as sorted stock of Groceries, suitable, for the Southern and Western trade. We solicit consign ments of Country Produce, such as Cotton, Feath ers, Oinaeng, Beeswax, Wool, Dried Fruit, Fur Skins, etc. Our facilities for doiug busineas are such as to warrant quick sales and prompt returns. All orders will have our prompt attention. ma27. i. coorrs. W. VAN HCSS. J. VAN HCSB. COOTER & CO. DEALERS IN General Merchandise; (Mr Bend, Hamblen County. Tenn. o PRODUCE TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOR GOODS. SALT ALWAYS KEPT ON HAND. jy8-ly P. L. DAVIES & BRO., IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Watches, Jewelry, Diamonds AND Sterling JSi Iver-wa re, CORNER CHURCH AND SUMMER ST. NASHVILLE, TENN. novaO-lv. Mrs. A. P. Flynn, At the Turley House, MORRISTOWN, TENN. "I'EKPS Constantly on hand the Latent and most Fashionable Styles of Millinery and Straw Goods, BONNET, TBIMM1SS AND VELVET KIISBO.YS, Bonnet Silks, Satins and Velvet, Clouds, Netts, Crapes, Bodies, Flowers, Feathers, Ornaments, Straw Bonnets Ladies" Hals TKI.UMKI) AND UN Till MM CO Mns. a. 3. Itrnf STTHKW. MHS. K. K. HATNIE. DONALDSON & KAYNIE, Dressmakers & Milliners, MAIN STREET, (First door west of the Steam Mill,) UORIilS rOWN, TENN. "lVOl'ID Respectfully announce to the Lodie HorristowB and viiinitv that thev Iim- on an establishment fur the purpose of carrying ou the Millinery aM Dressiaiim Business In all its branches, and s"liirit a share of their pat ronage, pledging our bet efforts to render entire satisfaction. oct'J. E. F. ESPF.RANDIEr V. ESI'KKANDIEl". ESPERANDIEU & CO,, Cigar Maiflfaetiirers, - KNOXVILLE, TENN. Trompt attention paid to Orders, and satisfaction guaranteed as to quality of goods and prices. Our Cigars can be purchased, at, manufacturer's prices, from Br. O. T. Magee, Morristowu. J. H. COULTER. J. W. BROWDER COULTER & BROWDER, MAIN STREET, MORR1' D CALEBS IN rows, TENS. Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, DyQstufls, P latent medicines, Fancy Goods AND, IS FACT, Everything usually kept in a Retail Drug Store. fhysicians Proscriptions Carefully Compounded, aeptl. HENRY WALKER. THE OLD, RELIABLE ASD "PERMASEST" Bar b e r , flOSTIXUES to "hold forth" at his old stand on Cumberland Street, near the Railroad, where he will be pleased to see and wait upon all of his old customers, and as maiy new ones as may feel in clined to patronize him. Lewis & Jackson. SCCOCSSOBS TO IVANS LKWIS, DEALERS IS Boots, hoe, HATS, CAPS, Furs, Trunks. Traveling Bags, TJ MBRELLAS, FURNISHING GOODS, &c. No S3 fiay Street, Egg Knoxville, Tenn. Ben. F. Mitchell, CARPENTER & BUILDER, Morrialo wn, Ten n . PROPOSES to the citizens of this community to contract for the work of every deaariptiun of Buildings, upon the most favorable terms. Parties who contemplate the erection of houses would do weu to can on him. He is prepared to furnish all the necessary material tor buildings, upon such terms that cannot fail to be to the advantage of the person building. Those who doubt this, can be sat isfied of ita truth by c jnsulting the undersigned. w14--) B. F. MITCHELL. J - C O O L E Y , Carpenter and Builder, MORRISTOWN, TENN. f WING to Mr. Cork's bad health, and his wiah v'to attend the Springs this anmmer, Coo ley k Cook hare diseolred partnershjhr mutual consent, t wish to say through your paflHbat the "old man" Cooley is h re, has a good run of work, aud a con siderable amount on bands, and still solicit the patronage of his friends and the public generally. I wish to hire THREE or FOUR Journeymen Carpenters, Good workmen no other kind need apply but tha above can get the best wages paid in Morristowu. A. J. COOLEY. mchl. INT SEND AWAY FROM HOME TO HAVE Your Job Printing done. The Gazrttc OIBi-e ! prepared to do any and all kinds at low figures. THE Vol. VII No. 17. New Advertisements. COWAN, McCLUNG & CO, KNOXVILLE, TENN., Are now offering to the trade the largest and most desirable stock of Dill GOODS AND NOTIONS Ever brought to the Southern country. Cowan, McClung & Co. HAVE RECEIVED the Manufacturers stock of Direct from an immense Boots & Shoe MADE TO ORDER, Of the best material, and as their very large pur chases secure to them extremely low fig ures, they are enabled to guarantee their prices against any mar ket lu the United States. 0WAN, M'CLUNS &, GO Have the Handsomest line of Including Indies' Trimmed Goods, They ever purchasf-d, and at lower prices. COWAN, M'CLUNG & CO. HAVE IN STORE A FRESH STOCK OF ClothinG, Adapted to the season. QOWAX, McCLUNG & CO. Are in receipt of full lines of Hardware and Cutlery. GTO. 'CLUNG &J0. Also have a special department of Cl 1 : E V H W ARE, AND COWAN, M'CLUNG & CO. ONLY SELL TO MERCHANTS. The Type Upon Which IS X It I TS T E I WAS CAST AT THE RICHMOND TYPE FOUNDRY, 1200 & 1208 Franklin Street. H. L. Pelouze &Co. MOULDERS PATTERS LETTERS Always on H and. R. C. Jackson, Pres't. F. M. McSluno, Vice .Pres't. J. W. Lit, LABI), Cashier. East Tennessee National Bant OF KNOXVILLE, (The only .National Bank Between Salem, Fa., aud Cleveland. Teun..) Designated Depositary f the Called States AND SUCCESSORS TO First National JM of KnoiTiUe. Stoolcliolciers s Jus, R. Anderson, Bristol H. H. Matlock, Riceville nob t Jjove, Johnson City N, Rogaj-t, Philadelphia. J. H. Earnest Itbeatown. J. A. Rayl, Knoxville. F, W. Taylor, sr., llussell- Joseph Jauues, " ville. : F. H. MtstUitPi'. F. H. MoCluPtf, R. M. liartou, Morris town. Sam McKinney, W m. Uraseitt.il, Sew Mar- H. B. Boyd, ket, V. W. Woodruff. Wm. Harris, Dundridge. Geo. A. Fain, " J. E. Raht, Cleveland. it. W. Lillard, ! lulia Jacluon, ' R. C. Jackson, RECEIVES Deposits, Buys and SeUs Exchange, Foreign and Domestic, deals in Oold, Silver, I'ncurrent Bank Notes, United States, State, County and Corporation Bonds and Coupons, and will do a General Collecting and Banking Business throughout the Unit&d States. febl3-ly. W. M . WILMETH, MAIN STREET, MORRISTOWN, TENN. Has opened a complete stock of Family Gr oc eri es, Which he offers cheap for Cash. He will pay the highest market price far all kinds of country produce. Also, keepa a good stock of Staple Goods, such as Heavy Domestics, Shoes, 1 "Tints, Fancy Goods. Tbia la the place where you can always find some. nuig good to eat. jel9-ly. H. HUD 6 INS, Fashionable Barber, NEAR THE DEPOT, Mo rristown, Te n n . I Y Shop is fitted up in good style, and I offer accommodations equal to the best. I return thanks to my friends and the public for their pat ronage in the past, and respectfully solicit a con tinuance of the same, feb5-tf. Wanted. A GOOD COOPER TO MAKE ONE THOUSAND v barrels, for which we will pay cash ; but prefer si-Ding 00 acres of laud, well Umbered, 1 miles from Ho: st ou river ; all tillable, and for which we mil take the making of 1000 barrels in payment. and we furnish the h oop Iron Address E. O. TATE. Beau's Station, Teun. mayM i; kiii mn ; II Bi If I I II I Una MORRISTOWN Miscellaneous Advertisements For over FORTY YEARS this PURELY VEGETABLE. LIVER MEDICINE has proved to be the GREAT UNFAILING SPECIFIC for Liveb Complaint and its painful offspring DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, Jaundice, Bilious attacks, SICK HEADACHE, Colic, Depression of Spirits SOUR STOMACH, Heart Burn, CHILLS AND FEVER, &c, &c After years of careful experiments, to meet a great and urgent deaaand. we new produce from our original Oescisi Powders THE PREPARED. a Liquid form of SIMMONS'LIVER REGULATOR, containing all its wonderful and valuable proper ties, and offer it iu ONE DOLLAR BOTTLES The Powders, (price as before,) $1.00 per package. Sent by mail 1.04 t&" CAUTION. Buy no Powders or PREPARED SIMMONS' LIVER REGULATOR unless in our engraved wrapper, with Trade mark. Stamp and Signature unbroken. None otiier is genuine. J. II ZE1L1N & CO., MACON, OA., and PHILADELPHIA. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. Professional Cards. uKNTISTRY. DENTISTRY. THOS. J. SPECK, D. D. S. OFFICES: Ropersville.Tenn.. from 1st to 15th of each month. Morristown, from 15th to last of each month. TERMS Cask or Its equivalent T" . iVI A. C E E , Sugeon and Phy sician, MORRISTOWN TENN Will give special attention to the TBKATMK.VT OP DISEASES OK WOMEN. WILL. S. DICKSC M'KINNEV hakton. DICKSON & BARTON, Attorneys at Law, MORRISTOWN, TENS'. tVTTIX Practice in all th Courts of upper East Tennessee. Prompt and pecial attention aJ I to collections. Refkbksokk by Peiimissiojj Roj't M.-Far'ond, R. M. Barton, sr., D. Morris, Wni. Fasten, R. J. Kidwell, Earnest & Briscoe, Pence A l.yl Br. O. T. v.. .:.-, Morristowu, Tenn. ; J. A. K:iyl, Kimx ville, Tenn. ; Wm. H. Moffett, New Market, Teuu. ; H. Bniser. Greeueville, Tenn. ; Davit Is MoFarland, Bristol, Tenn. febl9-ly. T t . o J s o rs DENTIST. H AVISO Permanently located in Morristown, res pectfully offers bis services to the public. Satisfaction guaranteed. Terms liberal. tif Oflice over Folaom k Taylor's Store. dec I JAMES P. EVANS, Attorney at Law, MORRISTOWN T E N S Will practice in all the courts of Last Tennessee, where the FEE will justify. Prompt attention will be given to collections. A. H. PETTIBONE, Attorney at Law, E E NEVILLE, T E N N . Will practice in the courts of the First Judicial Circuit and the Supreme Court at Knoxville. Will also give prompt attention to tha coliecUoa of all kinds of claims and debts. Hotel Cards. TuRLtiEY House (OPPOSITE THE DEPOT,) fl o r ristown, Te n n . T. C. Cain, Proprietor. rfHK TURLEY HOUSE 18 " FIRST-CLASS " x In all departments, with large, comfortable and well-furnished rooms, while the Table is supplied with the best fare of the country, ZX- A well-stocked LI VERY STABLE is kept in connection with the Turley House. Un. ST OF -A. T THE Virginia House, niniu Street, iMorriatovrn, Tenn., j. DICKINSON, PROPRIETOR. roCATKP In the Business Centre of town, and j hut a few steps in rear ot the Depot. Con nected with the Virginia HOVSB Is a good Liv ery and Sale Stable, and parties can be fur nished with horses, buggies, hacks, etc., at reasonable prices. i) Low Charge., Good Fareaad ( areful Attention DAILY LINK TO TATE'S SPKIM. Baggage carried from and to the Depot free of charge. Franklin House, OPPOSITE COURT HOCSE. Main Street, Knoxville, Tenn. Wm. SMITH, PROPRIETOR. Battle House, (FORMERLY STACEY HOUSE.) Church Street, Nashville, Tenn. M. B. WINBOUBW, PROPRIETOR. J. T. IiLAND AND W. S. WINBOURN, CLERKS. THE Battle House is moat conveniently located to all the PeDots. tha CanitoL and to th huainaa portion of the city. WASHIN6T0N HOUSE, Corner of 8th and Church Streets, LVNOHBURQ, "V -A-- L. W. 8COVILLE k CO., PKOPBIETOBS. t Hi frtM DtBOU. Free .SBBBBVaPlssaSP .K z JaW MORRISTOWN, TENN., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1873. oefro. jKiss me CjtoocI JVigflit. A little girl said to her mother, as she gave her a good night kiss, "I wish you would kiss me always, mother, the ver last thing at night. I am happier in my sleep when jou kiss me, and I think I rest better." "Dear mother, when my prayer is said, Before you take the light, Oh ! lean your head so closely down, And always kiss good night ! f For I am happier in my dreams, And sleep in sweeter rest, If I have laid my lips to thine, And thine to mine are pressed. '"One kiss, dear mother, for the love My heart keeps warm for thee ; And one for all the tenderness Thy sweet eyes look to me. Kiss me forgiveness of my wrongs, Kiss me with hope and prayer, That I shall be a better child, And more reward thy care. "Ki.-n me for some poor orphan child, To whom no kiss is given ; And next for all the happy ones, And then for one in heaven. Kiss me for everything I love, The beautiful and bright ; Sweet mother, kiss me for thyself Once more, and now good night." T'lie "Wi'orig- I Met iii't. "A pretty face a very pretty face, indeed !" I turned the little photograph up side down, held it at arm's length, and scrutinized it closely with my eye-glasses. Henry Wallis looked pleased, a man naturally likes to have his affi anced duly admired and appreciated. 'So this is the Bessie Armitage I have heard so much of : rea11 Wallis, she does credit to j our taste. A blonde, I suppose?" "Fair as a lilly, with blue eyes and the sunniest golden hair !" "Ah ! well, I must say I prefer the brunette style so far as my taste but then, fancies differ, you know." It was all very well for Henry 1 Wallis to go into ecstacies about this pallid, fairhaircd little Bessie Armi- tage he hail never met the gl.ir.ee of Cecilia Vernon's magnificent dark e3-es. What did he know abont the true type of feminine beauty? "As 30U say. fancies differ," Wal lis returned lightly. "But I wish you would select a handsome frame for it when you go to town next blue velvet, with a gold rim on the margin, or some such tasteful ar rangement." "111 see to it," I said, depositing the picture in the envelope and turn ing it to my inside breast pocket. "You'll be very careful of it ?" "Careful ! Of course I shall." I smiled a little loftily at Wallis' solicitude, and we parted. After all. Henry Wallis was better off than I was, for he was securely engaged to the dimpled, yellow tressed little object of his affections ; while I was yot. as it were, in outer darkness, uncertain whether my peerless Cecilia returned my devo tion, or whether she secretly inclined toward that fellow, Fitzhugh Tre foil. A score of times I had re solved to settle the question : a score of times I had gone to the Vernons' house with the very for mula of declaration on my lips, and as often had the words died away unspoken. If fate had only gifted me with one-thousandth part of Fitzhugh Trefoil's off-hand audacity ! I don't think any thing short of the deluge could check that fellow's cool self possession ; an earthquake would not. However, love inspires the fee blest heart with a sort of courage, and I was a new man since Miss Vernon had smiled upon me. What was the use of doubting? Why not decide my fate at once? Henry Wallis' serene content exercised a stimulating influence upon me. I would fain have been even as he was. "There is no sense in procrastina ting matters any further," I said half aloud, as I walked up and down the limited domains of my law office. "I have been a doubting fool quite long enough." I'm afraid I wasn't a very amia ble member of the domestic circle that afternoon. "I think Paul is growing crosser every day," said my sister, shrug ging her plump little shoulders. "Mamma I wish you'd speak to him." But my mother, bless her wise soul, knew better than that. She only looked at rae over the rims of her spectacles, and went on darning stockings. "Paul is worried with business matters, I suppose," she said, apob ogetically. "Paul will do well enough, if you only let him alone." I went up to my room after dinner and made an elaborate toilet ; but all the pains I bestowed upon it served only to heighten the general effect of awkwardness. "I've two minds to wait till to- tntscellatteoHS, morrow," quoth I to myself, abrupt ly stopping, with my cravat half tied. No, I mijdit be a coward, but I was not such a poltroon as that. I had begun the enterprise, and I would carry it through. Moreover, I had an inspiration. An entirely new and original method of putting the momentous query had occurred to me. ' Hang Fitzhugh Trefoil !" I ex claimed gleefully, half aloud, though as8embled family group ; so I ad there was no ear to hear my ejacula- j mm.ed myself with the latch key, tion. m win the dark-eyed treas- j arui stole noiselessly up stairs, where ure yet, iu spite of him." I opened my writing-case, and carefully took out a little carte de visite wrapped in tissue paper, and tenderly laid it away with a pink silk perfumed satchel that Minnie had made for me once. It was Cecilia's picture ; she had allowed me to steal it away from her, with scarcely a remonstrance, a week before. Then was the time I ought to have proposed ; but, like the timorous doubting moon-calf that I was, I had let the golden tide of op portunity slip away from me. I drew Bessie Armitage's vacant, doll like face from its envelope, and compared the two with a tlirill Of triumph in my heart. "Colorless water beside crimson, sparkling champagne '. a pale violet in the shadow of a royal rose ' pearls j eclipsed by the fiery flash of dia-1 monds !" I exclaimed. "Henry Wal- lis" taste may be correct and classical but give me my radiant brunette ! These bleached-out beauties don't correspond with my ideal of per fection." It was a lovely spring evening as I entered the white graveled path that led up to the broad porch of the old fashioned Vernon mansion. Squire Vernon sat there smoking his nicer- , schanm. "Won't you sit down and have a ! smoke?" he demanded hospitably, j "Its a real luxury to be able to take ' a whiff out of doors, after being shut up in the house all winter. Or may be 3'ou'd Cecil?" prefer going in to see Sensible old gentleman ! he had : not forgotten his own young days. I intimated that the special object of my visit had been to "see Cecil." 'Well, she is in the parlor, all by herself," said the Squire, good hn moredly. '-Walk in walk in.' Cecilia Vernon was sitting in the parlor alone, as her father had said, the bright center of a cheerful circle of lamp light. A bit of crochet work wa3 lying in her lap, and an open volume of poems poems I had sent her was on the table. Cecilia Vernon was always fair to look upon in my sight ; to-night, how ever, she seemed more than ordinari ly beautiful. I sat down, and began hesitatingly upon the never failing topic of the weather. A proposal had seemed the easiest thing In the world as I walked along the dewy edges of the peaceful, star-lighted road, contem plating it from afar-off ; but now that I was facing it, Alps upon Alps of difficult' and perplexity seemed to surround its accomplishment. I would have given all that I was worth to postpone the evil day but twenty- four hours all but my self respect, and that was imperiled now. Cecilia tried to keep the ball of conversation in motion ; she intro duced her subjects, asked a V' a i tii questions, and feigned deep inter- est iu the most abstruse of topics. But even Cecilia couldn't talk on forever, and presently with a little sigh of despair, she subsided into silence. Now was the eventful moment of my destiny. "Cecilia !" I said softly. She raised the liquid brown eyes to mine. "I want to confide in you to night have I your permission to speak ?" 'Certainly, Mr. Markbani." I am very much in love, Cecilia ; in fact, my heart has long ago gone out of my own possession into that of" I stopped with the fatal husky feeling in my throat. Cecilia was blushing divinely ! I drew my chair close to lier's with the sensation of a j man who has just pulled the string of a cold shower bath. "Who is the lady?" faltered Ce cilia; as if she did not know perfect ly well already. "Shall I show you her picture, Cecilia?" Miss Vernon inclined her head almost to the level of my shoulder, to look at the little carte de visite I drew from my pocket. I skillfully stole one arm around her waist. "See, dearest !" But, to my horror and disma-, she snatched her hand from iny clasp, sprang up, and started away, like some fair evening goddess I "How dare you insult me thus, Mr. Markham?" "Cecilia! bow what "Don't presume to call tnc Cecilia, sir?" sobbed the indignant girl, burst' ing into tears, and sweeping from too room. GAZETTE. I sat like one palsied. What had I done? Why was the gracious mood of my enchantress thus sud denly transformed to gall and bitter ness? Surely she would presently return and apologize for her capri cious exit? But she did not return ; and after waiting long in vain, I ; sneaked out of a side j crept dejectedly home, door, and my heart, burning with wonder and resent ment. I had no mind to meet the my lamp still burned the lamp I had lighted with such high and bound ing hopes ! I threw off my coat viciously ; as I did so the forgotton carte de visite dropped from my pocket. I stopped to pick it up It was the portrait of r Bessie Armitage ! And there on the mantle, where in my heedless haste I had left it, was the divine counte nance of my queen, Cecilia ! I had shown her the wrong photo graph ! All was clear now ! Her indigna tion and resentment the whole tangled web of mystery was un- tlt KUS , A 11LI UJ 11. IU VKJ rush back to her, but at that moment the clock struck eleven ! It was too late now. All apology and explanation must be deferred until the morrow. And with a dis contented spirit I sought my couch. Early the next morning I walked i over to tlie ol(1 Vernon mansion ; ! lmt' expeditious as I was. Trefoil had been there before me. I met him coming whistling down the walk as self-possessed as ever. "Good-morning !" I said briefly, endeavoring to pass him ; but he de tained me. "Congratulate me, my dear fellow ! I am the happiest man in the world. Cecilia Vernon has just promised to be nry wife !" 1 stared blanklv at him, and with one or two unintelligible murmurs, 1 turned round short and walked home again. M3- rival had improved the propitious opportunity, and caught ! Cecilia's heart in the rebound ! Well so goes the world, and I am a bachelor yet. There is but one Cecilia, and she. alas ! is married to Fitzhugh Trefoil ! Served Kiiiht. A man in La Crosse, Wis., has been married only six months, has ! applied for a divorce on the ground I of the cruel and inhuman treatment which he receives from h is wife. He evidently does not understand the situation. A husband who persists in keeping his wife in a frozen region, where there is winter thirteen mofaths in the year, must not become dis couraged if she kicks him once or twice a day to keep her blood in cir culation. When that military commission hangs Captain Jack, they ought to string up at least one of his squaws in order to carry out the parallel suggested by Attorney-General Wil liam. A government officer who would refer to the commission that hung Mrs. Surratt as authority, ought to be presented with a rope and commended to retire. A young man in Lancaster sent off his first postal cardjiast week. After writing a message on the card, he enclosed it in an envelope, put on a three cent stamp and dropped it iu the postoffice, remarking that it was a very handy arrangement, and should have been introduced vears ago. "You ought to let me pass here free of charge, considering the benvolent nature of my profession," said a physician to a toll-gate keep er. "Not so," was the reply, "you send too many decul hends through here now." The doctor didn't stop to argue the point, but paid his toll and passed on. The murderer Lusignani, lately hung in New Jersey, had some na tive wit, if he did part his hair in the middle. Just before he was led out to execution one of the priests said : "I would willingly be in your place, you will be in heaven soon." "Well, take my place," said the pris oner ; "I will get under the bed." A tin wedding was lately observed after a rather unusual manner. The wife eloped with a young fellow, tak ing with her all the "tin" she had saved in ten years. The discovery of her absence closed the festivites. A chap given to statistics esti mated that over two thousand toes were frozen during the last winter by young ladies keeping their beaux lingering at the gate, instead of ask ing them into the parlor. The soil in Nebraska frose to the depth of eight feet. The potato bug ob ! where was he ? He was nine feet down, and is now coming out gay and lively. 4 mm i - Great warriors, like great earth' quakes, are principally remembered for the mischief they have done. Two Dollars a Year. Too Mueh Dosing. Unless the directions of the doctor j are aided by the prudence of the pa- tient, the doctor is simply required to perform miracles. This is the burden of a recent essay giving at tention to the old subject of over dosing. If the medicine he gives is counteracted by the carelessness of ; the patient, he may try the whole j round of remedies, and consult the I skill of a host of doctors, and, at j the end, reach the experience of the unfortunate mentioned in the good book, who "had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing better, but rather grew worse." Of all professions the doctors are the least "masters of the situation." So mneh n'pnenn's nn t.h nprsons j , , , , , prescribed for, and so mucu blame is thrown on the practitioner for what is simply the fault of the person he is vainly endeavoring to relieve, that the more patients the doctor has the more he stands in need of patience And not unfrequently the doctor is summoned to give "a do.e of some thing," when he finds that "absti nence," air, exercise, either or all three, answers a great deal better. The consolation to the faculty is, that fancied invalids furnish the most lucrative practice. Even that consideration does not alwa3rs com pensate the doctor. "How are von?" said a friend to an eminent physi cian of this city, as he stepped from his carriage. "Half crazed with neuralgia," said the brusque doctor, "and wholly sick with listening to the whims and winnings of people who are in better health than I am !" "Why don't you prescribe fer j'our self, then !" "Pshaw '." growled the doctor, as he ran up his steps. He knew that he really needed rest more than any physic, but he could not take it. Yet, if he had pre scribed so simple a thing to some of his patients, he would have run the risk of offending their sensibilities. Common sense is abating in some degree the evil of overdosing. Within the memory of men not old, the physician's precriptions were as wholesale then compared to retail now. For centuries from the time of the tyrant Xero down to that of the Venitian Doges, a nostrum was compounded of some seventy ingredient-, and considered to be "the sovereignest" thing on earth. Du ring the present century even it has been prepared and prescribed as "Venice Treacle," or Theriaca, aud some ld-time pharmaceutists will now put it up to order. It was but an exaggerated type of certain fea tures of old practice. Happily it has gone out of date ; but unhappily there are some hypochondriacs who will, on their own responsibility, toss the full tale of seventy irritants into their stomachs, and let the com pounding be done there in the dark, which was once done in the pres ence of magistrates with all form and ceremony. Good physicians are among the benefactors of mankind, and the evil complained of is, not that they are consulted but that their advice and directions are not properly heeded. They are as ready to suggest pre vention as to attempt cures and where their sensible warnings are heeded, the need of drugs is pre vented. They recognize, moreover, the valuable services of woman in the nursery and the sick chamber ; for woman is by her very nature a physician ef tho best order, under standingthe wonderful value of quiet and cheerfulness. She seems to have n intuitive knowledge of what is helpful and hopeful, and the educa tion of those who "feel their voca tion" as physicians, and especially as nurses, is among the most desira ble of methods to relieve humanity of its sorrows. Hurrying Matters Through. A man and woman were married down in Georgia the other day, who got drunk before dinner, fought in the aftern 'on and slept in the guard-house at night. Can this be regarded as a bridal trip? Richmond, Va., boasts of a stove in the hail of its capitol, which was made in England, sent to Richmond in 1770, and warmed the house of burgesses for sixty years before it was removed to its present location, where it has been for thirty yetlrs. When a wife in Turkey forgets to keep the suspender buttons sewed on her husband's trowsers, she is patud on the back for half an hour with a pine board half an inch thiok. A Montana paper reports that tlte servant girls of Helena have struck for sixty-six dollars a mouth, two silk dresses and the privilege of the pailor every Sunday. i i We see it stated that Hon. Jeffer son Davis is engaged in writing a book on tho war of the "Rebellion." A drunken Toledo man wrote on the wall of his cell : "Jug not, that ye be not jugged." ADVERTISING RATES. One square, (ten lioea, or less,) for flrct Insertion One Dollar, each subsequent insertion Fifty cents . A liberal discount from the above rate will bo made to yearly advertisers. Obituaries of over ten lines will be charged as ad vertisementa. All bills due upon first insertion of advertise ment, unless otherwise contracted for. All announcements of candidate most be paid for in advance. Job Work must be paid for on delivery. A Parting, a Meeting, and a Wedding. Ten years ago Maurice II. Christie journeyed from England to America, j and found employment in Lord & Taylor's. After five years' faithful service, on recommendation of that firm, he began travelling for White, Ross & Co. ; with whom he remains. j Before he visited this country he" fefi in love with a blue-eyed maid of tewlve years, and on parting, the two bound themselves with scrfe'uin vows to become man and wife. Mau rice did not hear from her driflrig the ten years' absence. He worked hard and laid up a snug little for tune. Last Saturday a friend told him that a young English woman was in the Stacy House whose name was Carrie Linyard. Maurice hast ened, and found his betrothed of ten years ago a beautiful, accomplished 3'oung lady. Her aged father Was with her. The old to"ws efe' re peated. Each had written to the other, but the letters did not reach their destination. With the' fat lifer's ' approval they were married that night, and they now live in Mont gomery street, Jersey city, as happy as two bees ina tube rose. Reorganizing; His Wife. "I never attempted t reorganize my wife but once," confessed Arte mus Ward. "I shall never attempt to do it again. I'd been to a public dinner, and had allowed myself to be betrayed into drinkin' sererrtl peo ple's health ; and wishing to make 'em as robust as possible, I con tinued drinkin' their health until my own was affected. Consekence I presented myself to Betsy's bed chamber late at night with consider able liquor concealed about my per son. I had somehow got possession of a hoss-whip on my way home, and rememberin' some crank' observa tion of Mrs. Ward's in the morn in,' I snapped the whip putty lively and in a very loud voice I said : 'Bet sy, you need reorganizin ;' I contin ued, crackin' the whip over the bed, 'I have come to reorganize yoh.' I dreamed that nite somebody had laid a hoss-whip across me several times and when I woke up I found she had. I liaint drank much of anj' thing sinco, and if I ever have another reorganizing job on hand, I shall let it out." Max The spring of 1873, says the New York Bulletin, will be remembered by the importers of dry goods as one in which they did their business for little less thaii uothing. Al though the importations have been less than last 3ear, yet a very largo amount of goods were carried over from 1872, so that, on the whole, tho stocks were quite large ; and, in the absence of any healthy demand, the importers have had to sell a large portion of their goods at ruinous losses, while the proportion on which they have made extra profits has bsen too small to constitute any offset of importance. Take, for instance, th article of silks. The importations, for the first five months of the year, amounted to only $14. 000,000 against $18,400,000 for tho same time of 1872; yet so depressed has the mar ket been, that it has been found im possible to fully market this compar atively moderate importation, and now, at the close of the season, wc find a large jobbing house buying out the stocks of importers and re-exporting them to Europe at at profit. The Secret of Life. I owe my success in life to one fact : At the age of twenty -seven I commenced and continued for years, the practice Of daily reading and speaking upon the contents of some historical or scientific book. These off-fiand efforts were made some times in a corn-field, at others in the forest, and not unfrequently in some distant barn, with the horse aud ox for my auditors. It is to this early practice in the great art of arts that I am indebted for the primary and leading impulse that stimulated me forward and shaped and moulded my entire subsequent destiny. Im prove, then young gentlemen, the superior advantages you here enjoy. Let no day pass without exercising me power oi speecn. mere is no power like oratory. Caesar controled men by exciting their tears. Cicero by captivating their affections and swaying their passions. The influ ence of the one died with the author ; that of the other continues to this day. Henry Ckiy. Jcdediah Burchard, once preach ing a revival sermon, was interrupt ed by the entrance of Aaron Burr. "Here comes one," said the revival ist "against whom even I will testi fy lu the day of judgment." "Yes sir," said Burr, "in fifty years of criminal practice, I have always found that the greatest rascals torn State's evidence." A San Francisco girl washed all day, made a supper off twelve boiled eggs, and then danced all ght. The funeral processiou was brief, ou account of the epizootic.