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The Morristown Gazette.
PUBLISHED BY L. P. & G. E. SPECK TERMS ." $2 A YEAH, STKICTLY IN ADVANCE. Miscellaneous Advertisements J. O. M A T H E W S O N , PRODXTCB COMMISSION MERCHANT, AUGUSTA, GA. may 18 ly. v K Line miSQH, BURNS & CO., Wholesale Grocers and Commission Merchants, 30 South Howard Street, corner of Lombard, BALTIMORE. WE Keep constantly on hand a large and well as sorted stock of Groceries, suitable for the Rrtnthern and Wetiteru trade. We solicit conmgu rnents of Country Produce, such as Cotton, Feath erw, Ginseng, Beeswax, Wool, Dried Fruit, Fur Hkius, etc. Our facilities for doing business are such m to warrant quick Hales and prompt returns. All orders will have our xrompt attention. uia27. J. COOTEK. W. VAN HUSK. J. VAX HCSS. COOTER & CO. DEALERS IN General Merchandise, Clmciy Bend. Hamblen County. Tenn. o PRODUCE TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOR GOODS. SALT ALWAYS KEPT ON HAND. jy8-ly F. L. DA VIES & BRO., IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Watches, Jewelry, Diamonfls AND Sterling Si Iver-wa r e , CORNER CHURCH AND SUMMER ST. NASHVILLE, TENN. novUO-ly. 'Mrs. A. P. Flynn, At tiie Tnrley Honss, MORRISTOWN, TENN. XT EEPS Constantly on hand the Latest and moid Fashiunable Styles of Millinery and Straw Goods, B0N.KT, TBIMXIlfG AM) VELVET RIBBONS, Hunnet Silks, Satins and Velvets, Blond-J, Notts, Crapes, Ruches, Flowers, Feathers, Ornaments, Straw Bonnets Ladies'' Hats TRIMMED AND iNT.UMMED Ml.-. A. J. DONALDSON. K. I. IIAYNIE. DONALDSON & HAYNIE, Dressmakers & Milliners, MAIN STREET, (Fir.-"t door west of the Steam Mill,) MORRIS l"OW N, TENN. 11 OITLP Respectfully announce to the Indira of f Mnrrist own and vii'iuity that they haw OpMM d lu establishment fur the purpose of carrying on the Millinery and. Dressmaking Business In all its branches, and solicit a share of thf ir pat ronage, pledging our best efforts to render entire satinfaction. oct9. E. F. ESPEBANDIEU. F. I1 I'.H XDIEU. ESPERANDIEU & CO., Cipr Manufacturers, KNOXVILLE, TENN. Prompt attention paid to Orders, and satisfaction guaranteed as to iputlity of goods and prices. Our Cigars can be purchased, at manufacturer's prices, from Dr. O. T. Mage, Morristown. J, H. COULTEK. J. W. BBOWDEB COULTER & BROWUEB, MAIN STREET, - - MORIil'.XOWN, TENN. IKALKIIS IN Drugs, Medicines, Paints. MUUS! Patent medicines, Fancy Goods AND, IN FACT, Everything usually kept in a Retail Drug Store. Physicians septl. Prescriptions Carefiilly Compounded. HENRY WALKER. THE OLD, RELIABLE AND "PERMANENT" Barber, flONTTNUES 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 aa many new ones as may feed iu clined to patronize him. Lewis & Jackson, 81TCCESSORR TO EVANS LEWIS, DEALERS IN Boots, hoe9 HATS, CAPS, Furs, Trunks, Traveling Bags, UMBRELLAS, FURNISHING GOODS, &c. No 53 Gay Slrcet, Puff Lewis. ) A, O. Jackson. ( Knoxville, Tenn. Ben. P. Mitchell, CARPENTER & BUILDER, Morristown, Tenn. TROPOSES to the citijsens of this community to contract for the work of every description of Buildings, upon the most favorable terms. Parties who contemplate the erectiou of houses would do well to call on him. He is prepared to furnish all the necessary material for buildings, upon such terms that cannot fail to be to the advantage of the jwrson building. Those who doubt tliis, can be sat ifted of 1U truth by consulting the undersigned. octH-ly. B. F. MITCHELL. A. J. G O O L E Y , Carpenter and Baiifler, MORRISTOWN, TENN. (WINO to Mr. Cook's bad health, and his wish to attend the Springs this summer, Cooley & Cook have dissolved partnership by mutual consent. 1 wish to say through your paper that the "old man" Goosey la here, has a good run of work, and a con siderable amount on hands, and still solicits the rUronage of Lis friends and the public generally wish to hire THREE or FOUR Journeymen Carpenters, Good workmen no other kind need apply but the aocve can get ui om wages: paia in Morristown. A. J. COOLEY. MU9. DOUT SENP A WAT FROM HOME TO HAVE Toot Job Printing done. The OazErrs Office iM i retired to do any and all kinds at low figures. THE Vol. VII No. 18. New Advertisements. COWAN, McCLUNG & CO., KNOXVILLE, TENN., Are now offering to the trade the largest and most desirable stock of AND NOTIONS Ever brought to the Southern country. Cowan, McClung & Co. HAVE RECEIVED the Manufacturers stock of Direct from an immense Boots & Seobb 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 in the United States. IOWAN, M'CLUNB & CO, Have the Handsomest line of rmr me Including Ladies' Trimmed Gxds, They ever purchased, and at lower prices. COWAN, M'CLUNG & CO. HAVE IN STORE A FRESH STOCK OF ClothinG, Adapted to the season. QUWAX, McCLUNG & CO. Are in receipt of full lines of Hardware and Cutlery. JGWAH, U 'CLUNG &J0. Also have a special department of QTJEENSWARE, AND COWAN, M'CLUNG I CO. ONLY SELL TO MERCHANTS. Ths Type Upon Which Thxb Papee IS PRINTED WAS CAST AT THE RICHMOND TYPE FOUNDRY, 1200 & 1208 Franklin Street. H. L. Pelouze &Co. MOULDERS PATTERN LETTERS Always on Hand. H. C. Jackson, Fres't. F. H. Mc(?Lt so, Vice-Pres't. W. LlLLABIJ, Cashier. East Tennessee National Bank OF KNOXVILLE, (The only National Bank Betweei Salem, Va., and Cleveland, Tenn..) Designated Pepsi'tory of the United States AND SUCCESSORS TO First National JM of Knoxyille. St o;lcliolloi'!ss : Jos. R. Anilcro!i, Bristol , H. U. Matlock, Riceville. Rob't Love, Johnson City. N. Bogart, Philadelphia. J. H. Earnesi, Rhcatown. J. A. Rayl, Knoxville. F. W. Taylor, sr., Russell- Joeeph Jaques, " ville. i F. H. McClung, " R. M. Barton, Morristown. Sam McKinuey, " Wm. Brazvlton, New Mar-: S. B. Boyd, " kit. i W. W. Woodruff, - Wm. Harris, Dsndridge. J. W. Lillard, " Oeo. A. Fain, Julia Jackson, " J. E. Raht, Cleveland. R. C. Jaokson, " DECEIVES Deposits, Buys and Sells Exchange, AV Ponlca and Domestic, deals in Gold, Silver, Pncurr. nt Bank Notes, United Statea, State, County aud Corporation Bonds and Coupons, and wiil do a General Collecting and Banking Business throughout the United States. feb!9-ly. ( M WILMETH I II I L III L I II I MAIN STREET, MORRISTOWN, TENN. Has opened a complete stock of F a m i I u Groceries. m i I y Which he offers cheap for Cash. He will pay the highest market price fer all kinds of country produce. Also, keeps a good stock of Staple Ooods, such aa Heavy DoiuesUcs, Shoes, Prints, Fancy Goods. This la the place where you can always find some. ;..... good to eat. jel9-ly- h. hudbiTs; Fashionable Barber, NEAR THE DEPOT, Mo rristown, Te n n . TtfY 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. feb6-tf. Wanted. A GOOD COOPER TO MAKE ONE THOUSAND Barrels, for which we wiU pay cash- but prefer selling 00 acres of land, well timbered, IV miles from Holaton river ; all tillable, and for woich we will take the making of 1000 barrels in payment, and we furnish the hoop iron. Address C O TATF mvM Bean's Sttioa7Tenn. HNS MORRISTOWN Miscellaneous Advertisements For over FORTY YEARS this PURELY VEGETABLE. LIVER MEDICINE has proved to be the GREAT UNFAILING SPECIFIC for Liver Complaint and its painful offspring DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, Jaundice, BOknM 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 demand, we now produce from our original Genuine Powders THE PREPARED. a Liquid form of SIMMONS' LIVER REGULATOR, containing all its wonderful 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, -a Buv 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 ZE1L1N & CO., MACON, GA., and PHILADELPHIA. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. Professional Cards. DENTISTRY. DENTISTRY. THOS. J, SPECK, D. D. S. OFF ICES: Kogersville, Tenn. .from 1st to 15th of each month. Morristown, from 15th to last of each month. I M Cash or Its equivalent MAGEE, and Physician, Sugeon .MORRISTOWN, Will give special attenti TREATMENT OK DISEASES T e n N . l to tho HV WOMEN. WILL. S. niCKSON. KlmR HAItTO-' DICKSON & BARTON, Attorneys ii i aw, MOKRIS1'; '. N, TKNN. .TILL Practice in all the Courts of upper I.ast Ten aee&ee. Prompt and I'-' 'ai a'.tt :Hnu given to collections, Kekeuencks by Peumissios Rob't Mc Far land, If. M. Barton, sr., 1). Morris, AVm. FtOton, K. J. Kidwell, Earnest & Briscoe, Fence k Lyle. Dr. G. T. Wai.HO, Morristown, Tenn. ; J. A. l'-uji, Knox ville, Teun. ; Win. II. Moffett, New Markrt, Teuu. ; H. Baker, Oreeueville, Tenn. ; Davis .c McJ arlaud, Bristol, Tenn. fel.l'J-ly. T - rr. CJ -A- ILL HON DENTIST. T.T A VINO Permanently located in Morristown, res pectfully offers his services to the pubJic. Satisfaction guaranteed. Terms liberal. SSr Office over Folsom & Taylor's Store, decll JAMES P. EVANS Attorney at Law. MORRISTOWN T E N N 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, t i II E E X E V I L L E , 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 the collection of all kinds of claims and debts. "a i . Hotel Cards. TUKLEY HOUBJG (OPPOSITE THE DEPOT,) llorristoivn, Tenn, T. C. Gain, Proprietor. rpUE TURLEY HOUSE IS " FIRST-CLASS " In all departments, witli large, comfortable and well-furnished rooms, while the Table is supplied with the best fare of the country. e A well-etocked LIVERY STABLE is kept in connection with the Turley House. jau8. ST O JE3 uft. T THE Yirg'inia House. Mil in Street, Morriatown, Tenn.. If. DICKINSON, PROPRIETOR. J. o 1" OCATKP In the Business Centre of town, and 1 1 but a few steps in rear ot the Deoot. Con. nectedwith the Virginia Ho; sk is a good Liv ery and Sale Stable, and parties can be fur nished with horses, buggies, hacks, etc., at reasonable prices. O Low ( It arses, Good Fare aid (artful Attention DAILY LINE TO TATl'8 SPNXG. Baggage carried from and to the Depot free of charge. Frankli n H ou e , OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE, Main Street, Knoxville, I 6 mi . Wm. 8MITn, PROPRIETOR. Battle House, (FORMERLY STACEY HOUSE.) Church Street, Nashville, Tenn. M. B. WINBOURN, PROPRIETOR. J. T. BLAND AND W. 8. WINBOURN, CLERKS. rpHE Battle House is most conveniently located to all the Depots, the Capitol, and to the business portion of the city. WASHINGTON HOUSE, Corner of 8th and Church Streets, LTNOHBUKQ, I W. BCOVIIAE a CO., PROPRIETORS. Omnibus to an from Dcyet. Krce fksH!Bn m. w Jbk. MORRISTOWN, TENN., WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 1873. i "Woman's Laugh. BY" GEORGE ADAMS. I've pondered over every sound Whose echoes thrill the soul, I've searched those melodies profound Whose numbers round me roll ; But sought in vain the magic spell Which bids each care depart, When ripples from fair woman's lips The joy which fills her heart. There's music in the summer breeze And the glad water's flow, I hear amid the forest leaves An anthem, soft and low ; But when from woman's ruby lips Is borne vipon the air Her overflow of happiness, She reigns unrivalled there. The ocean'B wild, majestic tone Resounds from clime to clime, The noble organ fills the soul With harmony sublime ; But these mii3t ever yield the palm When woman's heart sets free, From love-lit eyes and teeth of pearl, A flood of ecctacj. That laugh can gild with joy the clouds Of sorrow, toil and pain ; Can cause the deserts of the heart To blossom o'er again ; Can melt the fetters of the world Its coldness and its pride , Can lift the veil from fortune's face, And cast her frown aaide. That ringing laugh the echoes wake O'er earth, and sea, and air ; It links the mingled eongs of time With angel voices fair. Call this no more a "vale of tearx," While gushes, full and free, From woman's lips, and eyes, and soul. That heaven-born melody. Bad Debts. The Teronto Monetary Times, commenting on a recent failure, re marks as follows : Fifty thousand dollars of bad debts in six or seven j-ears, on a wholesale business of moderate di mensions ! That a pushing trade conducted for so long a term should end in such a slough of despond ! What an interesting collection, what i a beautiful bundle all these p rotes t ed notes, unpaid bills, returned I drafts, insolvent schedules et hoc iuiist ui.iivv; up I How much money was paid out to the travelers who got the orders for the goods which all this rubbish represented ; and how often have the anticipated prof its on all these transactions helped to brighten the prospects of a for tune to be made by conducting an enterprising trade, selling where other men couldn't sell. And now the whole structure of fortune and distinction erected on this founda tion has disappeared like the base less fabric of a vision and left little else than these mildewed documents behind. There are evidently two ways of doing business the one to make money, the other to make bad debts ; the one to accumulate a bal ance at the bank, and the other to heap up a pile of rusty and dishon ored obligations. The moral of a recent case is not hard t draw. Every trader may decide for him self which of these models he is pursuing. Like causes will always produce like effects. There are but few men in this country who are more ready to give advice than old Mr. Waterloo, of the St. Louis Journal. Hear him : "At this season it is proper to ad vise clergymen that brevity is the soul of wit and that the Sermon ou the Mount, an excellent model for them, could not have been more than ten or fifteen minutes long' As the Journal man was never known to go to church "hisself," the kindness of heart and pure benev olence exhibited in the foregoing paragraph, are calculated to bring tears to the eyes of the most hard ened reader. According to the Kansas newspa pers, one of the Congressmen from that State drew last session, under the head of "stationery," between two and one-quarter tons of sugar and twenty-four boxes of lemons. Do the Kansas people regard a Rep resentative with such an astonishing lemon-and-sugar record as that as a stationarv member? An exchange says "a 3'oung girl in Brooklyn supposed she was dying of love, but the doctors pronounced it dysi ensia." And, pray, what did the Jociors know about it? If the I youpg girl said it was love, then it was love. We have had both love and dyspepsia, and we know there isn't one doctor in ten that can tell the difference. President Grant had a bad scare last week ; one of his bullest pups was sick at the stomach. The con sultation disclosed the fact that the meat had not been cut fine enough. A thriftv sheriff in Indiana utilizes IP idle juries by setting them to work mowing the grass and cleaning up on the court house grounds. Gov. Walker, of Virginia, will turn j editoj when his term of office ex pires, taking control of a leading Virginia newspaper. jjjiscellancott HIT AND THE FONTAINE. GENTLE A Mournful Ballad o.f je Arena Tragi cal Sawdust. The phrensied paragraphist of the St. Louis Journal attempts this storj' : Young Billy De Hit on the cymbal played, in Forepaugh's circus band, and he had, as a C3Tmbalier, 'tis said, not an equal in all the land. A man he was in a woman's eyes, accomplished in every way, and his cymbals drown ed all other noise, when the band be gan to play. The snare drum splut tered and rattled again, the big horns bellowed and roared in vain, the cymbals alone were heard. And Billy De Hit was the pride of the crowd, who gathered the circus to see ; they clapped their hands and shouted aloud in praise of William D. But Billy De Hit, as remarked above, was merely a man at best, and it's not at all strange, he was madly in love with a lad' most scantily dressed, in a curtailed robe of the lightest gauze fit load for a waist so trim with slight regard for society's laws, disclosing a 1-1-limb. La Belle Fontaine, the play-bills said, was the name she travelled by, and, of course, no other would do instead, for play -bills never lie. She loved De Hit, did this beauteous thing, as he loved her, in sooth, and they'd cast sheep' s-eyes in the circus ring, and for once love's course ran smooth. Together they'd stroll where the cages were and tickle the kangaroo, and admire the green poll- parrots there and the gaudy cocka too ; absorbed in loving thoughts they'd deem the world for them alone, and the "happy family" made them dream of a family of their own. But in roses frequently lurks a bee, and hopes are often vain ; and a blight there came over William D., who loved La Belle Fontaine ; for a rival came, an ugly swell, with a vicious look and frown, who was clad in tights and a cap and bell a hor rible painted clown ! He'd flop about, and grin and wink at the beau tiful Fontaine, and then, before she had time to think-, he'd flop and wink ayrain. This wretched clown with malice saw the love in Wil liam's heart, and he told the ''Man with the Iron Jaw" that he'd soon make William smart. And a most malicious, deadly scheme this ugly clown conceived, to end De Hit's delicious dream and leave his love bereaved. This villain fierce and unrestrained the tale is one of gore the cymbals of De Hit obtained and daubed them o'er and o'er, just where their broad flat surface plaj-ed, till no brass could be seen, because a half inch thick there laid of nitro-glyc-erine ! The seats were all filled in the weather-stained tent ; there was crushipg without and within ; the crowd was impatient, on merriment bent ; the show was about to begin. The riders, in colors and spangles arrayed, were waiting the signal to come ; the band leader stood, his ba ton displayed, and the drummer was tightening his drum. Stood De Hit, like Apollo or Tom Allen there, a cymbal sustained in each paw, with a hold like the clasp of a grizzly bear or the grip of a mother-in-law. The curtains were parted, the riders dashed by, in blazing, bedizened array ; the band leader flourished his baton on high, and the band pealed aloud in its play ; the drum, clari onet, viol, fiddle and fife, all aided in swelling the din, and all was serene as a millionaire's life, to the point where the cymbals came in. Then De Hit waved aloft the broad discs j in the air, keeping time to the clam or and clang ; for a second he waved them aloft, and then square to-geth-er they came with a bang ! A smoke and a blaze and a thundering roar ! a mingling of horses and men, and babies and women the circus was o'er, and a wreck where the circus had been ! There came order at length to the terrified mass, and the search was commenced for De Hit ; they raked in the saw-dust, they looked in the grass, but nothing they found save a bit of fresh meat, say a pound, or a pound and a half, a coat-tail, a small lock of hair, a music-book, torn from its binding of calf, and a poker deck, lacking "a pair !" They buried these relics, or remnants, or dregs in a grave-yard adjacent to town, and the false-heart ed girl, with the spangles and legs, she married the murderous clown. Watermelons, with twenty pounds of colic to the square inch, are re tailing at Key West, Florida, at ten cents each. The village undertakers pay the melon dealers a dollar each for all they sell. A newly landed Englishman rode sixty miles on a locomotive to watch how the cow-catcher operated, but it did not catch a cow after all. A touchy Wisconsin man has stop ped - his subscription to the local newspaper of his town just because the editor eloped with Inn wife. BILLY D GAZETTE. Dary Crockett, the Second. We have already published a sketch of Mr. Crutchfield, Congressman elect from Tennessee, who in many of his striking original traits bears great resemblance to the immortal Davyt Crocket. The following is from the pen of a special correspon dent of the Washington Star, who accompanied the excursion of the late St. Louis Congressional Con vention to Texas : "At Grand Junction we left the rough diamond of the Congressional party the Hon. Wm. Crutchfield, the elected member from the Chat tanooga District. Since the days of ; Davy Crockett, Tennessee has always managed to have at least one moun taineer character in Congress ; and Crutchfield, the latest, is said to re semble Crockett more in originality and style than any of the intervening line. He is a sunburnt, wiry little man, with foxy hair and whiskers, and though, by report, of considera ble means, wears the cheapest of homespun suits, a good deal frayed at the edges, and with a pair of heavy, well-greased cowhide brogans that were the perpetual despair of the Pullman boot-blacks. He is not only a mighty hunter, like Crockett, but is moreover a shrewd business man. He built the "Crutchfield House," at Chattanooga, which was sold during the war for $65,000 in Confederate money, and the pro ceeds prudentpy turned at once into real estate in the shape of valuable farming lands. In the same prudent way, Crutchfield invested Confeder ate money as fast as it come into his hands into tobacco, which, on the advance of the Union troops, he sold at $1.50 per pound in green backs. Knowing the country and the people thoroughly, he was of great service to Gen. Sherman as a scout. When he was put up for Congress nobody supposed he stood any chance of being elected, as the District went Democratic at the pre vious election by some 5,000 majori ty, but his neighbors took hold of him and elected him by about 1,500 majority. CRUTCHFIELD S SPEECH. Crutchfield, by his quaint remarks and racy narratives of mountaineer ing experiences, had made himself vastly popular with the whole party, and when he took the train at Grand Junction, it was conceded that we could have "better spared a better man." So there was a general de mand that he should make a parting speech while the train waited, and he mounted a platform barrow and proceeded as follows : " 'Gen-tle-men We air about to part after having travelled about a good deal hyar and thar, but I hope to meet you next winter over thar at Washington. My friend Hyne, of Arkansas, give me some good ad vice how to keep from bein' sea-sick when we war down thar on the Gulf. It war to lay your head back and look up. I think, my friends, that in these mo-"n-ler times that will be a good thing to do when I get to Washington city. Tremendous ap plause. Gen-tle-men We have been through a great country. Na poleon Bonnr-part truly said, when he threw down the pen after deeding Louisiana to the Americans, 'Thar'e the heaviest blow Great Britain ever got.' Applause. Gen-tle-men I wish you could have gone up home with me. I am the little dog in the big rye up thar. I have got the smartest old woman, and the finest brats j'ou ever sot eyes on. We've got the tallest mountains and the best whisky you ever sampled. Ap- plause. Thar is Lookout Mountain, from which you can see four States Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and the drunken state. Gen-tle-men If ever you' here the engine gave a snort and the train moved off, amidst loud cheers for Crutchfield." The funny man of the Fayetteville Express describes the manner in which be now employs his leisure time. He says : "The fat woman at the circus created sad havoc among the hearts of some of our young men last Saturday, by declaring that she was anxious to marry and settle down. Anticipating the delightful probability of her choice falling upon 1 one of their number, every mother's son of them has been practicing matrimonial tactics most likely to suit a woman of her sylph-like pro portions, by hugging the turn table at the depot." It is stated that "the debt of New York city has increased $12,000,000 since the 'reform' party came into power." That looks like driving one set of cormorants out to make room for another. A New York Post Office clerk who can't wear a diamond pin is looked upon as having very much neglected his business. A New Bedford man found a long lost brother recently, by reading over the cases of cures in a patent medicine almanac. Two Dollars a Year. Grumblers. We wonder if this world ever was or ever will be without more or less grumblers? We reckon not. It is no odds how bountiful the crops or how plenty money may be, there is always a full quota of grumblers to croak "hard times," and it does ap pear that this section is particularly cursed with its full share of these miserable creatures "miserable" yes that is the word because a man that is always grumbling like a sore headed bear cannot be otherwise than miserable. We have one of the most healthful and productive countries to be found in the world a fine climate, where life can be en joyed as it is in but few other places, and still we have those among us who are dissatisfied with their lot. We have an abundance of corn, wheat, meat and everything else for home consumption, and some to spare to foreign markets we have enough money to carry on the pres ent business of the country, and it can be borrowed at 10 per cent., but still we have men that complain of "hard times." The fact is this gen- oration knows nothing about the "hard times" that their fathers of thirty and forty years ago experi enced, and never will. If their cur rency was depreciated and almost worthless, their corn and wheat ly ing in their granaries rotting for the want of buyers at 25 and 50 cents per bushel, and labor was worthless, then there might be some cause for this grumbling. But this is not the case. On the contrary wc take a more hopeful view of the situation, and think the times are a great deal better than the people. We are too prone to complain without a cause. If we were more thankful for the abundance we have, we would all do better. Always look upon the bright side of the picture as well as the dark side. We think we have the greatest country in the world, and the times here, everything consider ed, are better than anywhere else. If every man had his pockets full of money, he would quit work entire and go to loafing, and we would have no laborers among us. To de velop the real resources of a coun try, money ought not to be plenti ful. When it is scarce it is more valuable, and the community will go to work and do something to get its share. Is not this so? If some of our people would do more work, or business of some kind, they would find less time to croak about the "hard times." Why, if money grew upon the trees and bushes these men would be too lazy to gather it they would then grumble because some body did not pluck it off and bring it to them. If there is a class of men in this world that we have the most utter contempt for, it is that class that are always croaking about "hard times." There is an abun dance of everything here that can be obtained if the necessary in dustry is used, and if every man does not get his share it is through his own neglect. More work and less croaking will make "good times." Try it and see if our head is not level upon this matter. Iowa lovers have a queer way of doing things. At Webster City, the other day, as the telegraph in forms us, E. P. Speakman, being "driven to desperation by a burning passion for the idol of his heart, pur chased a seventy-five cent pistol, loaded it with buckshot," and, after seeking her presence, shot her all over the face and head, because she would not become his wife. He also singed his whiskers badly, and ruin ed his profile by letting loose a charge of shot in his own face. It is cheerful to reflect that only seventy-five cents is necessary to insure relief for a man's lacerated feelings under such circumstances. The old resource of verse making is fast get ting out of date. If Speakman' s example is to become contagions. Iowa matrimonial affairs will not be long in looming up. Few wide awake girls will be inclined to hesi tate between matrimony and the grave. The Athens Post says : We beard of several lots of old wheat in the county for which the holders refused two dollars per bushel, hoping for a higher figure. That sort of busi ness never made anybodj' rich. The safest plan is always to sell when the market reaches a paying figure. We know some farmers who follow that practice, and they rarely, if ever, are hard pressed for money. The New Orleans Herald says that any blind man can read the deplorable condition of Louisiana upon the books of the State Aud itor, since the public debt is there recorded in "raised figures." Governor Austin, of Minnesota, declines to be re-elected on the ground that he really can't afford it. A woman at Milwaukie recently gave birth to three boys and one girt ADVERTISING RATES. One square, (ten lines, or less,) for Ant Insertion One Dollar, each subsequent Insertion Fifty cents . A liberal discount from the above rate trill be made to yearly advertisers. Obituaries of over ten lines will be charged as advertisements. All bills due upon first insertion of advertise ment, unless otherwise contracted for. All announcements of candidates must be paid for in advance. Job Work must be paid for on delivery. Time to "Put on toe Brakes. The Elmira Advertiser has the following able editorial, to which we call attention : It is time for many men in every community, and many women also, to halt, or at least to "put on the brakes," and come down to a more temperate, calm and rational life. Suicides, murders, robberies, defalca tions, lunacies, wreckr and ruins, are the fruits of our over-stirnuTateri and intemperate modern habits, ami the fashionable modes of living, and just in that proportion as the indi viduals of a community or a nation go to ruin, just in that proportion the communities or nations of which they are integral parts, srre also ruined. No patriot can look ou the several vices and evils which prevail all through this goodly heri tage of freedom left its by our ancestors, without trembling for the future of his country. These evils must be checked, and those vices reformed, or the nation, like all the proud nations of the past, will go down to its grave. Temperance, virtue economy, enterprise, science, art, industry. Integrity and religion build up nationalities, while intem perance, in all its varied forms, and with its hideous hydra heads, de vours and destroys them. It is to be religiously hoped that we are to see no darker days in American social life, than those we are now passing through. It would seem that the climax of human wickedness and folly has been reached, and that any change, from and after the present time, cannot but be for the better. There is cer tainly a more thoughtful mood visi ble in the public mind, a more gen eral determination that wholesome laws shall be enforced, and that crime shall be more certainly and ade quately punished. This is an en couraging sign, and gives promise of better days. Let all who love their country and have faith in its noble destiny, make their voices heard and their influence felt in every good word and work calcu lated to carry the nation safely through the perilous era of intemper ance, and its direct consequences, pauperism, misery, degradation and crime, to the better days that lie in the future, though not as yet in full view of our mortal eves. The Proposed Mew State of Jackson. Several of our contemporaries of the press have suggested a meeting in this city on the 20th of July, for the purpose of taking the necessary steps to form a new State out of all the territory of West Tennessee, West Kentucky, and a portion of North Mississippi. We say, let the meeting be held, and in behalf of the hospitable citizens of Jackson we hereby tender a cordial welcome to all the friends of the enterprise who may attend. Ample arrange ments will be made to accommodate all who may come. It is not neces sarj' to have meetings in all the coun ties to appoint delegates, for the in vitation is broad enough to take in all the friends of this great move ment who may be present on the oc casion. But we especially invite ed itors and representative men, irre spective of political parties, to be with us on the 20th of July. If we had a united press on this subject, all working to a given point, and take a strong pull, a long pull, and a pull altogether, the new State can be formed. In the meantime we suggest to the citizens of Jackson that they have an early meeting and appoint the necessary committees to push forward the work. Jackson Whig and Tribune. A Beautiful Incident. A laborer, painfully anxious about the fate of his family should death take him away, one day found in a bush two birds' nests near each oth er. Constantly he watched them, till one day a hawk pounced upon and destroyed the parent birds tie longing to one of them. Sadly dis tressed, thinking the fate of the little birds betokened the fate of his own little children when he was no more, he kept away from the place for some time, but at last was drawn to look at the nest, expecting to find the fledgeling starved to death ; but to his surprise, they were alive and healthy. Standing by in astonish ment he saw the parents of the other brood equally distribute the food they brought between their own young ones and the orphan birds, and took comfort (for in that country there is no work house,) believing that the great Father would in such extremity provide in a similar way for his own children. The North Carolina judges make only one bite of it. In charging a jury at Raleigh, recently, Judge Tourgee told them that if they were satisfied that the criminal should be punished with death, he would take great pleasure in pronouncing sentence.