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The Morristown Gazette.
rtlBLISHED 1! If L. P. & G. E. SPECK TERMS : $2 A TEAR, STRICTLY IN ADVANCE. Miscellaneous Advertisements J. O. M A T IT E W..S O S , :F:R.O:DTTG-E COMMISSION MERCHANT, AUGUSTA, G A. maylK !y. V . K . L I E WITH WILSON, BURNS & CO,, Wholesale (irowrs 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 Bouthern and Western trade. We solicit consign ments of Country Produce, such an Cotton, Feath ers, Ginseng, Beeswax, Wool, Dried Fruit, Fur Skins, etc. Our facilities for doing business are such aato warrant quick sales and prompt returns. All orders will have our prompt attention. ma'27. J. COOTKli. J. VAN HTff COOTEII & CO. DEALERS IN General Merchandise, Chncky Bend, Hamblen County, Tenn. o PKODUCE TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOR GOODS. SALT ALWAYS KEPT ON HAND. jy8-ly F. L. DAVIES & BRO., IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Watches, Jewelry, Diamonds . AND Sterling S ilve r-w arc. CORNER CHURCH AND SUMMER. ST. NASHVILLE, TENN. MrtMr. Mrs. A. P. Flyna, At tlis Tiirley Honse. MORRISTOWN, TENN. TJ" KEPS Constantly on hand the Latest and most - Fashionable Styles of Millhfery and Straw Goods, BONNET, HUMMING AN U VELVET U1B30NS, lionnrt Silks, Satins and Velvets, Blonds, Netts, Crape, Ruches, Flowers, Feathers, Ornament, Straw Bonnets Ladies Hats TRIMMED AND D N Tit I M M EI) MRH. A. J. Ii DONALDSON & HAY?J!E, Dressmakers & Milliner earn lioy TENN. MORRIS fO WNt "nrOlTJU) Bespi Sforri an establishment tfnl announce to the Ladies of I ml vicinity thai th-y byt opened I or the purpose ot tarrying on the I Miliincvy l 1111 111 1 1 w 1 1 1 n A 1 1 1 u llrtncami imrr Be sin U 11. JL XJ L J ... -i . I . UilU Ill all its branches, and solicit a share of their pat ronage, pledging our best effort to render entire satisfaction. oetO. F. E ID i7 H sU Ciffar Manufacturers, KNOXVILLE, TENN. Prompt attention j aid to Orders, and satisfaction guaranteed as to quality of goods and prices. Our Cigars can be purchased, at manufacturer's prices, from Dr. G. T. Magee, Morristown. J. H. COULTER. J. W. BKO COULTER & BROWDER, MAIN STREET, U'.fOWN, TENN. Drugs, Medicines, Paints. Oils, Varnishes, Dystufi, Patent Medicines, Fancy iooIs AND, IN FACT, Everything usually kept in a Retail Drug Store. Physicians septl. Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. HENRY WALKER, THE OLD, RELIABLE AND "PERMANENT" Barber, CONTINUES to "hold forth at his old stand on C'imberland Street, near the Railroad, where he will be plea-. .1 to see and wait upon all of his old customers, and as many new ones as may fee! in clined to patronize him. Lewis & Jackson, fsrCCESSOBK TO EVANS LEWIS, DEALERS IN Boot9tlioe9 HATS, CAPS, Furs, Trunks, Traveling Bags, UMBRELLAS, FURNISHING GOODS, &c. X o 52 Cay Street, Ptrrr Lewis. A. G. JiCKHON. Knoxville, Tenn. Ben. F. Mitchell, CARPENTER & BUILDER, Morr is tow n Ten n . PROPOSES to the . iti.ens of this community to contract for the work of every description of Buildiutrs, upon the most favorable terms. larties who contemplate the erection of houses would do well to call on him. He is prepared to furnish all the necessary material for buildings, upon such terms thatcauuot fail to be to the advantage of the person bujliBng. Tb.uw who doubt this, can be sat isfied of as truth by consulting the undersigned. octl4-ly.J b. r. MITCHELL. A. J. C O O L E Y Carpenter and BnMer, MOERISTOW N T E N N VOWING to Mr. Cook's bad health, and his wish "to attend the Springs this summer, Oooley & Cook have dissohed purtnei-ship by mutual concent. I wish to say through your paper that the "old man" Cooley is here, has a good run of work, and a cou iderable amount on hands, and still si lu its t ka patronage of hi.- friends and the public generally I wish to hire THREE or FOUR Journeymen Carpenters, Good workman no other kind need apply but the above can get the beat wages paid in Morristown. A. J. COOLEY. mchl!. C AKD8 AND BILL LY Tiiuicd ut thib HEADS NEAT OUicc. THE Vol. VII No. 19. New Advertisements. COWAN, MeCLUNG- & CO., KNOXVILLE, TENN., Are now offering to the trade the largest and moat desirable stock of AND NOTIONS Ever brought to the Southern country. Cowan, McClung & Co. HAVE RECEIVED the Manufacturers stock of Direct from an immense 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. GWAN, M'CLUNG & CO Have the Handsomest line of Including Ladies' Trimmed Goods, They ever purchased, and at lower prices. COWAN, M'CLUNG & CO. HAVE IN STORE A FRESH STOCK OF ninfM-nfr v AVJ tiJJLl.X.l.VJ Adapted to the season. QOWAX, MeCLUNG & CO. Are in receipt of full lines of Hardware and Cutlery. P0A3I $1 mm & jo. Also have a special depart meut of II EESWARE, AND COWAN, M'CLUNG & CO. ONLY SELL TO .MERCHANTS. The Type Upon Which WAS CAST AT THE RICHMOND TYPE FOUNDRY, 1200 & 1208 Franklin Street. H. L. Pelonze &Co. MOULDERS PATTERN LETTERS on Hand. F. II. Vie J. W. !.;..?. i: p. Cashier. :-Pres't. East Tennessee National Ml 1 KNOXVILLE. ri:c only .National Rank Between Nalem, la., and t lei eland. Tenn.,) Designated Depository of the United States AND SUCCESSORS TO First National Bank of Knonille. Stockholders r Jos. R. Anderson, Bristol H. H. Matlc-k, Riceville. Rob't Love, Johnson City. N. Bogart, Philadelphia. J. II. Karnes', Kheatown. J. A. Rayl, Knoxville. F. W. Taylor, sr., Russell- Joseph Jaques, " ville. F. H. McClung, - R. M. Barton, Morristown. Sam McKinney, " Wm. Brazeltou, New Mar- S. B. Boyd, " ket. W. W. Woodruff, " Win. Harris, D&ndridge. I J. W. Lillard, " Geo. A. Fain, " I Julia Jackson, " J. E. Raht, Cleveland. I R. C. Jackson, " I) K( LIVES Deposits, Buys and Sells Exchange, AV Foreign and Domestic, deals in Gold, Silver, Unenrrent Bank Notes, 1'iuted States, State, County and Corporation Bonds and Coupons, and will do a General Collecting and Banking Business throughout the United States. febl'J-ly. ' H. HUDGINS, Fashionable Barber, NEAR THE DEPOT, Mo r r i s t ow ?i, Tenn . A 1 Y Shop is fitted up in good style, and I offer ' accommodatioua equal to the best. I return I thanks to my friends and the public for their pat ronage in the past, and respecttully solicit a con tinuance of the same. feb5-tf. tfWittfetf. A GOOD COOPER TO MAKE ONE THOUSAND J Barrels, for which we will pay cash but prefer selling t0 acres of land, well timbered, 1 it, miles from Holton river; all tillable, and for which we Hill take the making ot 1Q)0 barrels in payment, and we furnish the hoop iron. Address E. O. TATE, mayS Bean's Station, Tenn. MERCHANT TAILOR. THOS. L. DORSEY, GREENEVILLE, TENN., ylLL Be pleased to receive a call from all who " wish work done in First Class Style Of workmaJkaUp. Ami will insure a good fit at reasonable prices. Snor On Main bt., in Mr. Johnson -i office, jel. INK i 51 fit I U HUl lJlllUll MORRISTOWN i oetru. ROBBIE'S SOLD THE BABY'. Robbie's sold the baby ! Sold her out and out ! And I'll have to tell you How it came about. When on New Year's morning Robbie's opening eyes Spied the bran-new baby What a glad surprise ! Constantly we watched her, Scarcely cared to play, Lest the precious baby Should be snatched away. He it was who named her "Becky," "Betsy Ann ;" Told what he would buy her When he was a man. Now he's gone and sold her ! For to-day he ran And proclaimed to mamma "Yes, I've found a man ! "Here's the man '11 buy her I Get her ready, krick !" With an air of business, Brandishing a stick. "Sold my baby, Robby?" Mamma sadly said ; Robbie, quite decided, Bobbed his little head. "Well, if this man buys her. What will he give you?" "Oh, two nice big horses. And live pennies, too ! "What's the good of babies ? Only 'queal and 'oreum! I can go horse-backin' When I get my team!" But when quiet night come, Robbie's prayers were said, And he looked at baby In her little bed. And he said, when baby Smiled in some sweet dream, "She's wurf forty horses, "Stead of jess a team .'" Baby's wee pink lingers Round his own he eurled ; "She's wurf all de horses In dis whole big world." UK. AKODEL'S OA IX-11 T KB. BY ANNA MASON. I was about to take a journey to Philadelphia to transact business for the firm of Van Dyck & Co., to which I had just been admitted as a part ner, after serving a term of years as a book-keeper. My father, having reached those balmy days when easy-chair and slippers wore with irresistible force, and being well off in this world's goods, had decided to retire from business, leaving me to occupy his place in the firm. Thus, at the age of twenty-four, with good health, a tolerable person al appearance and fine business pros pects, I had as fair a start in life as one could ask. In Philadelphia, aptly termed "The City of Brotherly Love," as I thought, when I had partaken of its hospitalities, resided an old friend of my father, who had not seen me since my childhood. By letter it was arranged that on my arrival I should immediately re pair to Mr. Arundel's house, he in sisting on receiving me as his guest, and make his acquaintance, and that of his family. The exact time of my coming was not fixed, and thus it happened that early one February evening I reach ed their house, to find it brilliantly lighted, and myself a little unex pected. Mr. and Mrs. Arundel, both of whom I at once liked, extended to me so cordial a reception, however, that I could but feel myself welcome. 'Our young people have company this evening,' remarked Mr. Arun del ; who seemed to be a very pleas ant and jovial gentleman. 'Had we known when to expect you, it shouldn't have been so. Your first evening should have been a quiet one, passed in our midst, devoted to breaking the ice and getting comfort ably used to us.' Never mind,' interrupted Mrs. Arundel's cheerful voice. 'I trust we shall succed in making Mr. Van Dyck feel at home with us as it is. Our daughter and her 3-oung friends propose to entertain us this evening with some piivate theatricals, which I hope Mr. Van Dyck will not feel too fatigued to witness." To be sure not ! to be sure not !' exclaimed Mr. Arundel, heartily, be fore I could reply. 'We'll give our young friend Arthur, here, plenty of time in which to rest before the play begins, and he can receive his intro ductions later. So my boy, we'll have a cup of tea, and let John show you to your room at once.' Nearly an hour later, after a care ful toilet made with thoughts of the daughter who had been mentioned, I descended to the parlor, and found it pretty well filled with guests seat ed as expectant spectators, while a subdued murmur of voices was audi ble from beyond the scarlet curtain which hid the back room from view. 'Come here, Arthur. Take a seat by .me,' said Mr. Arundel. 'The play is about to begin, I believe.' Even as he spoke a bell tinkled, and the curtain was tduinsiry swept aside. It disclosed a small but beau tifully constructed stage, and a back ground of scarlet drapery. The play which followed was by no means remarkable. I remember there being a fair persecuted heroine, MORRISTOWN, TENN., WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 1873. Lady Alice, a dark and handsome lover with a guitar and velvet cloak, and a brilliant and beautiful rival to the fair lady, who, disguised as a waiting-maid, wove her spells about Sir Eustace. The play wound up with an elope ment, in which the rival escapes with the false lover, leaving Lady Alice to a broken heart. Absurd and shallow as was this plot, the play was rendered in the most spirited manner. The part of Lady Alice was played with touch ing pathos, by a lovely girl with fail hair and gentle ej'es, dressed in simple white. Mr. Arundel pointed her out to me. 'The 3ronng lady is my daughter Julia. She is called very prett3' he added a little complacently. 'And merits the praise,' I assent ed, warmly. 'But who is the dark one the bewitching Elise? I con fess I've fallen in love with her.' Mr. Arundel laughed so heartily that there were several cries of 'Hush!" ere he replied : 'That young lady is my daughter. Miss Elise Arundel, very much at 3Tour service. She's a sad ho3'den, I assure yOu Arthur.' 'Perfectly bewitching, ataii3' rate,' I murmured. In fact, I could not keep nrj- e3'es off the tall and dazzling beauty, who, in short skirts, high heeled slippers, velvet bodice, ruffled apron, and a captivating bit of head-dress, was so bright and bewitching that it almost seemed Sir Eustace might be par doned for faltering in his allegiance. But when the disguise of the French waiting-maid was thrown aside, and Elise appeared resplendent in scarlet satin, with train of velvet and rich lace, her dark hair clustering in short thick curls above her noble brow, surmounted by a diadem of dia monds, her eves sparkling, her cheeks glowing with excitement. I exclaimed aloud : 'Glorious creature !' She may have heard, for she turn ed and smiled on me. Miss Elise is radiantly beautiful," said I to Mr. Arundel. 'Do 3-011 think so? Well, perhaps 3'ou are right ! You see she's 3'ounger than Julia, and a tomboy. She's developing rapidly, n doubt.' Mr. Arundel seemed shaking with uncontrollable laughter. I was dis gusted. He had called that exquis ite creature by an odious name. 'Miss Julia is evidently her papa's favorite,' I thought to nryself, some what bitterly. 'Here come the 3'oung ladies them selves,' said Mr. Arundel, the play being over. "Very fine actresses 3'ou make, 1113' dears.' He then presen ted me. Miss Arundel held out her hand half timidly. Miss Elise looked at me with her large eyes, then said heartily : 'I noticed 3-011 from the stage, Mr. Van D3'ck, and knew at once I should like 3'ou. I played m3 best to please you.' I was a little disconcerted b3' this charming candour ; but every one laughed, and Miss Julia asked : 'Are 3-0U sure 3'ou didn't fancy Mr. Van Dyck the hero of the pla3', and so make such an effort to fascin ate poor Sir Eustace?' 'You've guessed it exactb,' repli ed the trank 3'oung laoy. 'lou see, Mr. Van Dyck,' she went on, ad dressing me, 'sister Julia has been flattered till she expects all the at tentions : but I claim you.' The daring girl had actually taken m3' arm. 'Run away with Mr. Van Dyck, if 3'ou please, Elise !' cried Miss Julia, blushing but joining in the general laugh. 'You ma3r have a dance with 3-our conquest, if Mr. Van Dyck chooses to be regarded in that light,' second ed Mr. Arundel. T ve certainly no objections,' I re torted laughing. In another moment Elise and I were whirling among the dizz3r waltzes. Every one is looking and laugh ing at us,' remarked my eccentric partner, 'as if I danced like an elephant.' 'Impossible I" exclaimed I, dep recating'. 'Your waltzing is the very essence of grace the poetry of motion.' 'At any rate, I've had enough of it. It is lovel3r in the conservatory ; let us go in there and get cool by the fountain.' I followed her lead willingly enough. 'Isn't this delightful?" sighed Elise, as soon as we found ourselves alone, dropping her somewhat dashing man ner, and looking up at me with a languid, almost timid glance. She caught my admiring gaze and smiled, revealing dazzling teeth. Here's a seat among the roses for vou, Mr. Van Dck. The water from this fountain is as cool as ice, and as sparkling as diamonds ; let me fill this goblet for 3011 ! "I'll be Hebe, cupbearer to the gods, and you shall be the glorious Apollo. I'll take care not to stumble, to be ban ished from my Obympus. I'm in paradise, Mr. Van D3rck !' 'Your allusions are classical, fair lady ; but are you in earnest in sa3T ing 30U are in paradise ?' 'Of course I am, Monsieur, with the handsomest gentleman in the compan3' all to ni3'self, and I a younger sister.' Here Elise, half kneeling, present ed the goblet with a bewitching grace Judge me not too harshl3T, kind reader when I admit that my heart beat rapidly. I was 3"oung and susceptible. 'I've no accomplishments,' went on m3' charmer. T cannot pla3' the piano, nor sing, nor dance like my sister Julia ; but ' here she paused, and looked at me half defiantly, 'I can pla3r billiards !' 'A sort of Di Vernon,' retorted I, by no means startled from m3 self possession. 'O dear ! I'll tell pa 3rou called me that !' 'Did you call me dear?' I asked sillily. 'No, I never call gentlemen dear ; but it must be ver3' pleasant.' 'Try it to me, then sweet Elise !' I exclaimed, enthusiastically, enrap tured b3" her engaging candor. Elise made no repty but to drop her head till her cheek touched U13' hand. I was intoxicated. I believe I bent down and kissed her. O, to think of the foll3' of that evening ! I confessed nty love to the fasci nating beauty. 'You don't think me rude and for ward, then, as papa does as the3r all do?' she asked. 'No, Elise. I adore 3'our simplichy and frankness. What jo3r to pass through life with 3rou !' 'O, really, Mr. Van Dyck !' And Elise nestled closer to me. I caught her in m3r arms. She was shaking with laughter. Please don't be angr3 Mr. Van Dyck. I reall3' like 3011 ver3 much ; but I cannot many you,' 'And vl13' not?' 'Papa wouldn't believe in such sudden love, for one reason.' 'But I'll make him believe in it '. Dark ! They're calling to us !' 'So the3T are,' said Elise : and she j actual- kissed me of her own ac-1 cord, ere we went back to tne par lors, where our reappearance was greeted with much merriment, and was made the subject of more sl jokes than good taste ssemcd to me to warrant. Elise took it very C00II3-. 'Did Mr. Van Dyck propose to 3-OU?' asked Julia. 'Of course he did. You see, Mr. Van I-h'ck, I made a bet I could get I you to propose '.' Could I believe m3r ears? How j had ni3r idol become clay '. The guests shortly after depart- j ed, and when good-nights had been spoken we all retired to our rooms. Elise pressed mv hand when no ' one observed us and whispered : 'Dream of me, dearest !' It was long before I slept that night for excitement. I la3- awake, haunted by the vision of a dazzling creature in scarlet satin, varied now and then b3' another vision that of a fair3-like little lady in white, with great gentle e3es. I was frightened too, at the thought of my own precipitancy, and ver3T doubtful as to what m3' father would sa3r to Elise as ni3' wife. I could not deny, even to ni3Tself, that she was forward and bold. It was, as ma3 be imagined, with very mixed emotions that I descen ded to the breakfast-room the next morning. Mr. and Mrs. Arundel greeted me cordially, and soon Miss Arundel appeared, looking ver3r fresh and sweet in her white morning dress, with clusters of scarlet gera nium blossoms in her hair and at her throat. I was more impressed b3T her than I had been the evening before, and wondered how I had failed to ap preciate her extreme beauty and loveliness. We were enjoying an animated conversation when the door opened, and a tall youth of fifteen or there abouts entered the room. 'My son Fred. Mr. Van I-ck,' said Mr. Arundel. The lad advanced and seized my hand in a hearty clasp, and no ! could it be? The dark e3'es, the Buey smile, the clustering curls had all belonged to my Elise of last everuuer. If an3' doubts remained, the3' were dispelled b3' a burst of laughter, in which all were fain to join. We don't, I fear, meet as lovers, ! this morning, Mr. Van Dyck? quer- ied the impressible youth. 'Never theless, 3'on need not look daggers j at me. Come now, confess that I took you in capitally. You never dreamed Elise was Fred? 'Indeed, no,' I agreed, joining in I the laugh, although It was at m3' ; own expense. 'I never was so com i pletely sold. GAZETTE. 'I shall teach Julia how to man age such affairs,' continued the ela ted Fred. 'She has much to learn 3et. No one ever proposed to her on an evening's acquaintance, I'll be bound. Don't look so chop-fallen, j old fellow ; I dare sa3T I'd be as big j a foel over as pretty a girl. Rouge I and a satin gown add greatly to my ! beauty.' 'O you puppy !' cried his father in j an interval of choking laughter, j Have done with 3our nonsense, and take your seat at the table. Had I dreamed 3ou would have carried your joke so far, I'd not have hu mored it. Mr. Van Dyek will think we have broken all the laws of hos pital'.' 'Not at all,' I murmured. 'I enjoy a good joke.' M3' polite answer was made despite agonies of mortifica tion. My smile was intended to disarm the suspicion that I might be chewing the cud of bitter medita tion ; beneath it my soliloqu3' was, 'What a precious fool I've made of m3'self !' Silentl3' I determined to leave the scene where I had enacted so sony a part at the earliest opportunit3r. Til take Mr. Van D3'ck in tow,' announced Master Fred. 'He shall benefit by my rowing and billiards, after all. It will be better for 3'ou, Mr. Van D3'ck, than to leave you to Julia's music and croquet, which often proves snares to the unwary. As to her embroidery, that's even worse, for into it she weaves hearts I 'Don't be so silly, Fred,' suggest ed Julia, blushing deliciously. Breakfast proceeded pleasantly enough, and even one seemed bent on making me feel at home, and in dispelling an3' disagreeable impress ions I might have received from late events. They succeeded so well that before the meal was over I felt quite at ease. Somehow I didn't leave in such hot haste as in my first moments of chagrin I had determined, but lin gered on from da3' to day. When at last I did take ni3 departure, it was with the understanding that I should return soon and claim my bride. Dear little Julia had said goodb3'e with smiles on her lips and tears starting to her sweet e3'es. Master Fred shook hands hearti' in prom ising that he'd give up, once for all, teasing his future brother-in-law about the beautiful and too fascina- ting Elise BuUoiis Magazine. A Planter's View. H. V. R. writes from Louisiana to the Cincinnati Commercial and quotes a planter as follows : "The nigger is a good deal like a dumb brute he don't look ahead -er3' far. So he has his belly full he is not uneasy until he gets hungrj" again. I know the niggers better than they know themselves. I was raised among 'em. I like 'em. I'd rather have 'em around than not. I'm not like some people, alwa3rs cursing the d d niggers, for I know they are not to blame for coming to this country the white men brought them ; they were not to blame for having been made slaves the white men did it ; they arc not to blame for being free it was the work of white men ; nor for being voters, for the white men did that also. The3' have alwa3's been cla3' to be worked by other people, and alwa3's will be. Talk about immigration ! If im migration brings such fellows as Kellogg. Pinchback, Casey, West, and that lot, I don't want nn3' more of it." Score One for Grant. On Friday afternoon, before leav : ing Long Branch, the President i took a stroll along II Street, and stopped in to see a friend, who is a well known citizen of Washington. f During his stay the daughter of the gentleman referred to remarked that she had heard a pleasant thing about him. The President inquired what she referred to. "I have been told by an officer who served with you in the army," said she, "that he had been with 3'ou under many trying circumstances, and that in no single instance, no matter what the provo cation, had he ever known you to make use of profane language. I was delighted to hear this, especially in view of the fact that profanity is said to be the rule and not the ex ception among arm3r officers. Will 3 0U excuse me, Mr. i'resiaeni,, 11 1 inquire if what I heard is true?" "It is, I believe," modestby replied the President. "I have always regarded profane language as unnecessar', to say the least, and, as I am a man of few words, I have never been able to understand the necessity for useless expressions of the character referred to." Washington Star. The Cleveland Banner of the 27th l . J..,,,1, Umnataail fir lilt., OiVO OlOUUVU iAHUCJlV tV. , U ) formerly of this place, was killed in front of his residence, in Callaway j count3', Missouri, a short time since, ; by a ferocious bull. He was feeding j the chickens when the bull attacked him. At the time of his death he was aged 8G 3'cars. Two Dollars a Year. The Cause. We often hear men asking the question, "WI13- is that there ap pears to be a general stagnation in our American industries?" To our mind there is only one cause to which this may be legitimated traced, and that is to the present financial S3'stem of the government. Under the pre sent S3'stem mone3" has become too valuable, and men are emplo3-ing it in a channel detrimental to the great laboring classes of the nation. If grain is moved to a distant market, 15 per cent, is paid by the specula tor to the banks for the money to do it with. Of,course the producer has this to pa3T, and consequent' has to take less for his grain, so a margin will be left for the speculator. This is too. great a tax upon the agricul tural interest of the eountn', and will eventually end in destro3Ting, to some extent, that great interest. What business, we ask, can at pre sent afiord to pay 15 and 18 per cent, semi-annually or quarterly which may be compounded and succeed? None. Moneyed men are now realizing from 20 to 25 per cent, per annum, on their investments in the national banks. Who pays this interest? The farmers and laborers, the life-blood of the nation. How long will it be until this policy will suck up all this life-blood, and we will be a nation of paupers and beg gars? If it -should be continued some of the present generation will live to see that day. We are no alarmist, but that day will just as certainly loom up before the Ameri can people, as to-morrow's sun, if there is no radical change made in our financial S3-stem. The present party in power have all the time been legislating for the moneyed in terest of the country to the detri ment of all the great industries. If money could be borrowed at a rea sonable per cent, manufactories would be erected here in the South the farmer would sell his produce at higher figures, and a general pros perity would be visible in all parts of the country. "Can the present state of things be remedied?" asks the people. Of course they can. Turn out your present rulers and put those in who will legislate for the material interests of the country men who will tax the bond-holder as well as the plow-holder. Under the present regime the plow-holder pays all the tax to carty- on the gov ernment, while the bloated mone3' king reclines in his easy chair and receives from that government gold in pa3'ment for the interest on his bonds. Put men in office who will stop this interest b3r paying the debt in greenbacks, and make banking free. Let this be done, and all the varied interests of the country will receive a new impetus. The present party in power is canying out the old federal doriua of Alexander Hamilton, "that the government should take care of the rich and then let the rich take care of the poor." This polity might have been practi cal in the purer da3's of the Repub lic, but it will not near answer for the present degenerate da3's. The great need now of the country is a good, sound and honest democratic administration such an one as An drew Jackson gave us and until we get that the great masses of the American people will remain "hew ers of wood and drawers of water." The people have the power in their own hands and they should make a change of their rulers at the earliest practicable moment. Caught in their own Trap. A couple of California convicts re cently quite outwitted themselves in nlanning an ingenious escape from j jail. They managed to store them selves in a large box in the wheel wright shop where the3' worked, and had the box nailed and so arranged that when the3' arrived in San Fran cisco, and landed on the wharf, they could open one end. Unfortunately for them, when the box came on the boat one of the deck hands turned it upon end instead of leaving it flat. This was more than the convicts could stand. One of them stood on his head, and the rush of blood was more than he had bargained for while the other cried out "this box don't stand right." The deck hand was astonished at this exclamation, and his first idea was that ghosts were on board. A council was held, and the captain decided to break open the box. To the utter astonish ment of everybody, as soon as the sides were broken off, two live men came creeping out in a state of per spiration. They were at once recog nized as convicts and were sent back to prison. Exchange. The Boston Transcript asks : "If a Miss is as good as a mile, how is a Mrs. ?' If she is a widow, she will be good for a league perhaps. There is a young lady in York shire who is six feet five inches high and five feet six inches'rouud. Could there be more beautiful proportkMM ? ADVERTISING RATES. One square, (ten lines, or less,) for first insertion One Dollar, each subsequent insertion Fifty cents . A liberal discount from the above rate will be made to yearly advertisers. Obituaries of over ten linee will be charged aa advertisements. All bills due upon first insertion of advertise ment, unless otherwise contracted for. All announcements of candidate must be paid for in advance. Job Work must be paid for on delivery. The Mother as a Hair-Cutter. The Danbury News man is respon sible for the following : You can always tell a bo3' whose mother cats his hair. Not because the edges of it looks as if it had been chewed off by an absent-minded horse, but 3'ou tell it l3' the way he stops on the street and wriggles his 'shoulders. When a fond mother has to cut her bo3r's hair she is careful to guard against any anno3'ance aud muss by laying a sheet on the carpet. It baa never 3'et occurred to her to sit him over a bare floor and put the sheet around his neck. Theu she draws the front hair over his eyes and loaves it there while she cuts that which is at the back. The hair which lies over his eyes appears to be sur charged with electrio needles, aud that which is silently dropping down under his shirt-band appears to be on fire. She has unconsciously con tinued to push his head forward un til his nose presses his breast, and is too busiby engaged to notice tae snuffling sound that is becoming alarming' frequent. In the mean time he is seized with an irresistible desire to blow his nose, but recol lects that his handkerchief is in the other room. Then a fly lights on his nose, and does it so unexpectedly that he involuntarily dodges, and catches the points of the shears tn his left ear. At this he commences to cr3' and wishes ha ws a man. But his mother doesu't notice hkn. She merely hits him on the other ear to inspire confidence, and goes n with t he work. When she is through she holds his jacket collar back from his neck, and with her mouth blows the short bits of hair from the top of his head down his back. Id-calls her attention to this fact, but she looks for a new place on his head and hits him there, and asks him wiry he didn't use his handkerchief. Then he takes his awful disfigured head to the mirror and looks at it, and, young as he is, shudders as he thinks of what the boys on the street will say. A young lady whose "oa struck ile" a few years ago, sa3rs the Titus ville Herald, and who has since been at boarding-school, receuth returned and a party was given for her benefit. Upon the bottom of her invitation cards she caused to be inscribed : "U S. V. P.," and one was sent to an illiterate rich fellow, who also made his money by boring. He did not come but sent a card with the letters "D. S. C. C." Meeting him in the street she asked him what he meant. "Tell me first what yours meant?" "Oh ! mine was French for "Res ponse if vou cannot accept.'" "Well, mine was English for 'Damn sorry I can't come." The Athens Post of the 27th ult., sa3s : W. J. A. Long was struck by lightning last week while at work in the harvest field of W. S, Chesnutt, six miles south of this place. The discharge fell upon his right side, knocking him senseless, completely paralyzing the right arm, and tearing the cradle from his hands. It was a narrow escape from death, and he is still suffering from the effect upon the arm. Mfiyor Kercheval, at the sugges tion of the Sanitary committee of Nashville, has issued a proclamation forbidding the sale of all vegetables in that city, except onions, tomatoes, and old, mealy Irish potatoes. All kinds of fresh fish are also pro hibited. Said Landor : ' I have no ail ments; but why should 1? I have eaten well prepared food ; I have drunk light, subacid wines, and three glasses instead of ten ; I have liked modest better that immodest women, and 1 have never tried to make a shilling in the world." The citizens of a Georgia town were surprised to read in their local journal the other day that perhaps it was not worth while for them to attempt to raise bo-s. The afflicted editor insists that he wrote hogs. The soft note of Laura Fair's little pistol hasn't reverberated on the shores of the Pacific for some time. Has her view of the enormity of matrimony mellowed, or have Californians stopped kissing their wives? One item in an Oregon horse doc tor's bill read : "To holdin a post mortim examinashnn on a boss who afterwards recovered, $1 50." It was paid on the ground of squaro professional talent. A reporter writes a love story, in which the hero "clasped the prepos sessing girl to his bosom, and spoke substantial as follows." ur Since the postal cards were intro duced the postmistresses are not getting an average of more than three hours' sleep a day. The Chicagoian3 spend their leisure moments in wondering who their wives will niarry next. I