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VOLUME 9. MORRISTOWN, TENN., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1875. NUMBER 1.
Tames p. evans,
Attorney at Law,
Win practice in all t- courts of East Tenuessee,
hre the KKE will Jasttfy. Prompt attention will
ftTen to collection.
A. H . PETTIBONE,
Attorney at Law.
GREEN E V 1 L L E , ' T E N N .
Win practice in the courta of the First Judicial
Clrcnit and the Supreme Court at Kiiosville, Will
a too give prompt attention to the collection of all
kind of claimH aud debts.
WM. G. TAYLOR,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
WILT, practice in the Courts or Hamblen, and
the adjoining counties. nprl5 n5 ly.
D.J LEWIS O JACKSON
JOHN A BHEA.
Lewis, Jackson & Rhea,
Manufacturers of aud Dealers in
Hats, t aps. Trunks, Umbrellas,
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
Indies' Hats, Etc., Etc.
No. 52 Gay St., Knoxville, Teun.
Not. 1 u38 ly.
W . M. WILMETH,
MAIN STREET, MOUKISTOWN, TENN.
Has now n hand a complete stock of
To which he has recently added a full line of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Which he offers cheap for Cash.
He will ray the highest market price for all kinds of
Provisions and Eatables of every description kept
on hand at nil times. Jel9-ly.
THOS. J. SPECK, D. D. S.
aogersvllle,Tenn.,from 1ft to 15th of ench month.
Iforristowi., from 15th to last of each month.
TERMS -Casta or Its equivalent
W. W. LANGHORNE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY,
PR VCTTCKH in the various Courts of Kast Ten
nessee, and in the Supreme Court at Kujuv.lle.
Dec 3o, 1874 ly
WILL. S. DICKSON,
Attorney sit Tw9i
fIDI. ITBCtlc e.a a me ,"uio. ..i
f TsntiHHsef. Prompt uud is-chil attention given
.. - . . . r T.-oo,
to collections. .,... t- , j
SirenKKCF.K uy Plcmis-ion Boot McHrlaJia,
B. M. Barton, sr., l. Morris, Win. Fulton, 1. J.
Kldwell, Karuest fc Hriscoe, pem'e s I.vlc, Dr. O.
j- Macee atorristov n, Teun. ; J. A. KayL, Knox
vihrTenu. ; Wm. H. M. Sett, New Market, Teun. ;
H Baker, Cireeueville, Tcnn. ; Davis & McFurlaml,
Mristol, Teun. mar25-l.
L. C. SHEPARD,
EVERY I) BSCB I PTI O N O F
Metalic Caskets and Cases, W ood Caskets and
Coffins of every Grade and price ready for use.
Orders by Telegraph will receive personal and
prompt attention. Tornis satisfactory. u40.
J. H. W ALLEY,
TOBACCO, CI6ARS, SNUFF,
All Kinds of Pipes and
AT W ALLEY'S OLD STAND,
Gay Street. All th- former jiatrons of the
old aud favorite stand are itivited to call, and new
customers will find it to their interest to tfive us a
trial. lnar 1 1 1,1 "
Wilson, Burns & Co.,
Grocers anfl Commission Merchants,
80 South Howard Street, corner of Lombard,
WfT. Keep constantly on hand a large and well as
" sorted stock of Groceries, suitable for the
Sonthern and Western trade. We s.. licit consign
ments of Countrv Produce, such as Cotton, Foath
ers. Ginseng, lieeswax, Wool, Dried Fruit, Fur
Hkina, etc. Our facilities for doing business are
ach as to warrant quick sales and prompt returns.
All orders will have our prompt attention. mar27.
M L. BL VCKLF.Y, WAXTKB H. ItOHERTSON,
Bristol, Teiui. Goodeon, Va.
O I . BLACKLEY, Bristol, Teun.
Blaciley, RotartM & Blackley,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, ANT)
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
PAVE ESTAB LISHEI) A N
L' Agency for the sale of all Real Estate en
trusted to theiu aud for the introduction of Immi
gration and Capitalists. Mineral, Farming, Graz
ing and I'Dimproved I .ami- in E. Tenu . ami S.
W Va and Ky will be negotiated through this
Agency. Strict attentiou given to all business
that may be placed in their hands ly aepfJ3 u
D, V. PRICE,
KEEPS ON II AND CONSTANT
,Iy, Pia n anl French CANDIEH. fakes,
JJuts, Oyster, Sardines, Grackers, Cheese, Tobao-
C gars, ate. " Cash sales and uiul! prolltis."
Jau f , im ly
The Morristown Gazette.
One ho u lire, (ten lines, or lea, for first insertion
One Dollar, each subsequent innertion Fifty cents.
A liberal discount from the above rate will be
made to yearly advertixers.
Obituaries of over ten lines Will be charged as
All bills due upon first insertio of advertise
ment, unless otherwise contracted for.
All-announcements of candidatdee must be paid
for in advance.
Job Work mnst be paid for on delivery.
THE GAZETTE is a permanently established
newspaper with a paying aud constantly increasing
list of subscribers. Its circulation in the counties
of Hainblon, Hawkins, Cocke, Jefferson. Grainger
and Claiborne is more general than any other pa
per making it the best advertising medium in
Upper Kast Tennessee.
Relating to Newspaper
1. Subscribers who do not give express notice to
the contrary, are considered wishing to continue
2. If subscribers order the discontinuance of their
periodicals, the publishers may continue to send
them uutill all arrearages are paid.
3. If subscribers neglect or refuse their periodi
cals from the office to which they are directed,
they are held responsible until they have settled
their bills, aud ordered them discontinued.
4. If subscribers move to other places without in
forming the publishers, and the papers sent to
the former direction, they are held responsible.
6. The Courts have decided that "refusing to take
periodicals from the office, or removing and leav
ing them uncalled for, is prima facie evidence of
C. Any person who receivs a newspaper and makes
use of it, whether he has ordered it or not, is
held in law to be a subscriber.
7. If subscribers pay iu advance, they are bound
to give noticeto the publisher, at the end of their
time, if they do not wish to continue taking it ;
otherwise the publisher, is authorized to send it
on, aud the subscribers will be responsible un
til! an express notice, with payment of ell ar-
earss s sent to the publisher.
STABBING THE SOUTH.
WHA T MALIGNANT AND DAMN
ING DEEDS THE NOHTHEIIX
METHODIS T HYPBOCRTTB8
ARE toRIVINQ A T.
We give below au exfjaact clipped
from the Fiacastle (Tiffi Heruld,
of a gathering of so-callec prthern
Methodist preachers in L fP re
cently, and how they chatted with
each other in such unbecoming man
ners as Christians, that it would
make the very old devil himself bow
Ids head with shame and mortifica
At a meeting of Methodist preachers
in Boston the other day, a miserable,
savage brute, named Rev. Dr. Ives, who
"wears the livery of heaven to serve the
devil in," made it speech in which he
denounced the Southern people as "mis
erable whelps," against whom nothing
but strychnine and '-annon ought to be
used, ailding, with an audacity of irrev
erence that approaches the verge of
blasphemy, "he believe that the more
be hatetMhe rebels of the South, the
more lie loved Ood." The South has
not been plundered and persecuted
enough for him. He wanted its "spirit
crushed out by another war." "lie
longed," he said, "for the appearance of
some colored man able to become a lead
er among his people, to wield the sword
and the torch!"
These infamous outbursts of venom
were greeted by the congregated preaeh
ers with rounds of applause. Comment
If the above be true, the religion
of the Northern people arc coming
to a pretty pass and assuming a very
queer shape at this enlightened day
in a free bible land. The very idea
of any preacher or preachers being
engaged in such damnable and con
temptible business as alluded to in
the above paragraph, is ridictdous in
the extreme, and should be faced
boldly with public scorn, when and
wherever such doings come in con
tact, with genuine Christian hearts.
If they want to be politicians, let
them abandon the pulpits, or else
keep their mouths shut against
things that does not concern them,
or even becomes Christian ministers
of the Gospel to meddle with.
The fact is, and it will sooner or
later become known for the neces
sary good of the civilized and chris
tianized people, that such ungodlj'
and contemptible beings should be
kicked out the pulpits immediately
when caught in such transactions ;
and let the kick be hard enough as
to cause no relaxation of speed, that
thej- may "go down" direct to hell
where they justly belong. All that
they are fit for on earth, is to stir
up strife and hatred among the
Northern and Southern people
they fceem to take much pleasure in
so doing. That is their chief object
and delight. They have been pillag
ing the South ever since the war,
stealing everything they could get
their hands on ; aud vain was the
cry of J.he Southern people for pro
tection, for the abominable wretches
and plunderers had "ringed" them
selves under the military cloak, in
order to satisfy the desires of their
gluttonish and thievish hearts. The
hottest spot i7i the domains of the low
er regions is not hot enough to burn
away their perjured and damning
sins. Well they should sneak ofTto
the negro huts for sociability when
they come South, as their previous
wrongs indicted upon the people of
the South are not forgotten ; and,
consequently are looked upon as
curs, not as ministers of the Gospel.
Perhaps this "little meeting" of
Northern Methodist preachers, was
for the purpose of buying "Grant
stock," for his "third term" expedi
tion. Of course Grant would stoop
to anything to carry his point ; and
as he has already "ringed" the ne
gro element, he wants to invest ex
tensively with snch a class as these
so-calied preachers. And just as"
soon as the bargain is closed, just
so soon will be verified the truth,
spoken by a wicked man once, "that
hell is ou earth!"
DE CULLUD B RUDDER.
PM ALL RIGHT NOW, J08IAH
The Press and Herald of the 3d
says, our colored brother is to have
full, free and equal accommodation
in "inns, public conve3ances on land
and water, and theatres, or other
public places of amusement." An
"inn" has been judicialby defined as
a house where a traveler Is furnished
with everything for which he has oc
casion when on his way. Some pen
alties annexed for violation of the
law will form interesting reading to
opera house and hotel proprietors,
railroad and steamboat companies.
The colored brother is also entitled
to assist hereafter in framing com
plimentary resolutions by United
States Grand Jurors, and other lit
tle matters conneted with the jury
system of the country and State.
Mixed schools will come next.
THE FORCE BILL.
The attempt to pass the Force Bill,
says the Press and Herald, brings to
mind the stormy language in which
Richard Brinsley Sheridan denounc
ed in Parliament the "unconstitu
tional exercise of the prerogative
that hail been assumed in employing
the military to suppress the late riots
(1780), without waiting for the au
thority of the civil power." In burn
ing words that are applicable to
these times he said :
If this doctrine was to be laid down
that the crown could give orders to
the military to interfere when, where
and for what length of time it pleae,
then we wight bid farewell to free
dom. If this was the law then we
should be reduced to a military gov
ernment of the worst species, in
which we should have all the evils of
a despotic State without the discip
line or the security. But we are giv
en to understand that we had the
best protection against this evil in
the virtue, the moderation, and the
constitutional principles of the sov
ereign. No man upon the earth
thought with more reverence than
himself of the virtues and modera
tion of the sovereign ; but this was
a species of liberty which he trusted
would never disgrace an English soil.
The liberty that reste-l upon the vir
tuous inclination of anyone man was
but sespended despotism ; the sword
was not, indeed,- upon their necks,
but it hung by the small and brittle
thread of human will.
The Science of Advertising.
It has been well said that "how
to advertise" is a department of
commercial knowledge as essential
to mercantile success in these dajrs
as arithmetic. Money need not be
wasted in it, but it should be liber
ally, while judiciously expended,
"where it will do the most good."
The whole science of advertising
may be summed up in one sentence
make your business and name known
to the purchasing world "familliar
as a household word." A little re
flection will convince any one of the
value of the columns of the newspa
pers for this purpose. You pick up
j our favorite journal daily, and there
staring you in the face, in bold let
ters, is the name and business of
some firm in the city. It meets
your eye day after day until it be
comes stereotyped upon the tablets of
your memory. When j-ou want any
thing in that line, the name and the
firm that yon have so often seen
looms up in your mind, and you re
call everything connected with it.
That firm may have a fine store, a
magnificent sign may grace its doors,
but you seldom pass along the street
upon which they may be located,
and have never noticed it. You on
ly know of it from having seen it so
often in your newspaper. This ap
plies to not one advertiser, but to all
whose names are familiarized to the
reading public by frequent repetition
in the newspapers. The sign in the
paper is more essential than the sign
over the door, when we take into
consideration the limited number of
people who may chance to pass
through that particular thoroughfare,
comparatively, with the number of
persons who daily peruse the columns
of a newspaper.
These facts are indisputable, and
have already been extensively ac
knowledged by those who have left
the beaten paths of old fogyism, and
instead of sitting in their handsome
stores waiting for their friends to
hunt them, visit them as it were,
daily through the newspaper, and
extend them an invitation to call.
The newspaper is the city's repre
sentative in the great big, bustling
world outside. The name of a busi
ness firm, constantly presented in
its columns, ia soon learned by heart,
until in comes to be associated with
a certain line of goods and business,
that the latter cannot be mentioned
or thought of in connection with that
particular merchant does not instinct
ively present itself to the mind's eye.
Advertise little as you may, as to
space and cost but advertise often.
The advice is not altogether disin
terested on our part, but it is none
the less good advice. Practical ex
perience, a thousand to one, has
abundantly attested it.
They Sat on a Carry Comb.
New York Sun, February 28th .
They sat on a enrry comb. There
were six of these army officers incu
bating like hens. One was a colonel
of cavalry ; four were captains of
cavalry ; and Mordecai, imperishable
in the ordnance department, was the
sixth. As a board they sat on the
Since 1775 the United States Gov
ernment has bought, manufactured,
captured, borrowed, found, used the
curry comb. It has had a full round
ed century of familiarity with the
handle of the curry comb, its teeth,
its back, its sides, its braces, its
shank, its color. If the Government
of the United States may be said to
know anything, it may be said to be
exhaustively acquainted with the enr
ry comb. It marched with it, fought
with it, camped with it, retreated
with it, slept with it, whipped with
it, and got whipped with it, in four
different wars. The curry comb has
rusted and rotted in the hands of the
Government. It has been the sub
ject of lamentable larceny, waste,
and disappearance. It has been the
occasion of courts martial. It has
stopped the accounts of quartermas
ters. It has scratched the patience
of auditors of the-Treasury, and rais
ed a dust of profanity in department
arithmetic. If the United States last
year didn't know the curry comb,
they didn't know anything.
Yet those six army men sat like
hens on the curry comb. They went
two thousand miles to sit on it. They
sat on the curry comb on Januar
20. They got off it on May 5. As
the six rose, did a brood of little
curry combs scuttle from under them
and run about scratching imaginary
horses of cavalry and artillery? Oh
no The army hens never hatch.
The- only eat rations, and draw pay
and commutations of allowances.
What did that board of grown up
men sit on that curry comb for?
Unilluminated tax payer! That
was military service. 'Twas public
employment. The fiction that Unit
ed State army officers should make
some return to the Government for
their free education at West Point
and their genteel support for life pre
vails yet to some extent in the ord
nance department, and among colo
nels and captains of cavalry unat
tached. So, annually, when the
weather is pleasantest, when around
Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley or
Fort Wallace, the prairie chickens
are fattest and the quail the plump
est, they get themselves appointed
as boards to examine something.and
they travel delightfully at the pub
lic expense, waited on by soldier
servants whose wages are paid out
of taxes on labor. And they sit on
something, and shoot, eat, fdeep,
drink, smoke, and sit again. Last
3-ear they sat on a curry comb ; this
3'ear they will sit on a bridle bit ;
the next on the width of a spur strap ;
the next on a nose bag. The follow
ing financial 3ear will have to bear
the burden of aboard travelling three
thoand miles to sit on a tent peg.
WI13'. the3' would have sat last 3'ear
on a horseshoe nail if it had not been
so nncomfortabty sharp. Bnt they
got the semblance of emplo3Tment
out of that nail ; the3' did something
about a horseshoe nail which they
airily offset agaiust their West Point
education and their genteel support
for life. They made the horseshoe
nail the subject of the electoral fran
chise. They organized a vote on the
horseshoe nail, and, using the United
States mails, gathered the ballots of
the officers of all the cavalr3' regi
ments to determine which of the dif
ferent kiuds of horse nails was the
But the United States arm3r meth
od of electing a horseshoe nail by
ballot deserves a history br itself.
Oh ! ours is a wonderful army, espe
cially down in Louisiana, and it
costs the taxpayers only $35,000,000
Boys and Their Mothers.
Some one has written beautiful'
to the bo3's in the following manner.
Here is a whole sermon in a few sen
Of all the love affairs in the world,
none can surpass the true love of the
big bo3' for his mother. It is a love
pure aud noble, honorable in the
highest degree to both. I do not
mean merely a dutiful affection. I
mean a love which makes a boy gal
lant and courteous to his mother,
saying to everybod3r plainly that he
is fairly in love with her. Next to
the love of her husband, nothing so
crowns a woman's life with honor as
this second love, thia devotion of her
son to her. And I never 3'et knew a
boy turn out bad who began with
falling in love with his mother. Any
man may fall in love with a fresh
faced girl, and the man who is gal
lant with the girl may neglect the
worn and wearied wife. But the
boy who is a lover to his mother in
her middle age is a true knight, who
will love his wife as much in thesesr
leaved autumn as he did in the dai
CIVIL RIGHTS ! Yes, we
can eat at de white man's tabic now,
JosiaU ! Jes so.
A YOUTHFUL THESPIAN.
Painful Result of Having- a Fath
er who will not Appreciate.
From the Detroit Free Press .
A few days ago young Gurley,
whose father lives on Croghau street,
organized a theatrical company and
purchased the dime novel play of
"Hamlet," The company consisted
of three bo3Ts and a hostler, and Mr.
Gurley's hired girl was to be the
Ghost if the troupe could guarantee
her fifty cents per night.
Young Gurley suddenly bloomed
out as a professional, and when his
mother. asked him to bring in some
wood he replied :
"Though I am penniless thou canst
not degrade me 1"
"You trot out after that wood or
I'll have your father trounce j'ou !"
"The t3'rant who la3's his hands
upon me shall die !" replied the bo3r,
but he got the wood.
He was out on the step when a
man came along and asked him where
Lafayette street was.
"Doomed for a certain time to
roam the earth !"' replied Gurley in a
hoarse voice, and holding his right
arm out straight.
"I say you ! Where is Lafayette
street?" called the man.
"Ah ! Could the dead but speak
ah!" continued Gurley.
The man drove him into the house,
and his mother sent him to the gro
cer3r after potatoes.
"I go, most noble duchess," he
said as he took up the basket, "but
my good sword shall some da3'
avenge these insults !"
He knew that the grocer favored
theatricals, and when he got there
he said :
"Art thou provided with a store of
that vegetable known as the 'tater,
most excellent duke?"
"What in thunder do you want!"
growled the grocer as he cleaned the
cheese knife on a piece of paper.
"Th3T plebeian mind is dull of com
prehension !" answered Gurley.
"Don't try to get off any of 3our
nonsense on me, or I'll crack 3'our
empt3r pate in a minute !" roared the
grocer, and 'Hamlet' had to come
down from his high horse and ask
for a peck of potatoes.
"What made 3'ou so long?" asked
his mother as he returned.
"Thy grave shall be dug in the
cypress glade !" he haughtily an
swered. When his father came home at
noon Mrs. Gurley told him that she
believed the boy was going craz3
aud related what had occurred.
"I See what ails him," mused the
father ; "this explains WI13' he hangs
around Johnson's barn so much."
At the dinner table young Gurley
spoke of his father as the "illustri
ous count," and when his mother
asked him if he would have some
butter gravy he answered :
"The appetite of a warrior cannot
be satisfied with such nonsense."
When the meal was over the fath
er went out to his favorite shade
tree, cut a sprout, and the D03' was
asked to step out into the woodshed
and see if the penstock was frozen
up. He found the old man there,
and he said :
"Why, most noble lord, I had sup
posed thee far away !"
"I'm not so far away but what I'm
going to make 3rou skip !" growled
the father. "I'll teach you to fool
around with ten cent tragedies !
Come up here !"
For about five minutes the wood
shed was full of dancing feet, flying
arms aud moving bodies, and then
the old man took a rest and inquired :
"There, your highness, dost want
"Oh ! no, dad not a darned bit!"
wailed the voting "manager," and
while the father started for down
town he went in and sorrowfully in
formed the hired girl that he must
cancel her engagement until the fall
$W De cullud gemblemen can ride
in de "buses" now, Josiah, or make
de proprietors pay five hand red dol
lars for de refusal. I tells j-ou boy
its am de truth its am de genine
civil rights ! Jes so.
Andrew Johnson's Place of
Andrew Johnson, seventeenth Pres
ident of the United States, and re
cently elected U. S. Senator from
Tennessee, was born In this city De
cember 20, 1808, and from the age
of ten until the autumn of 1824 was
the apprentice of a tailor in Raleigh.
In 1826 he settled in Greeneville,
Tennessee, and worked at bis trade.
He was elected Alderman in 1828.
1829 and 1830; Mayor 1831, 1832
and 1833; member of the Legisla
ture 1885 and 1839, and Presiden
tial elector in 1840. He was elected
to the State Senate in 1841, and sat
in Congress from 1843 to 1853. From
1858 to 1857 he was Governor of
Tennessee, and United States Sena
tor from 1857 to 1863. He was nom
inated for Vice-President by the Bal
timore Convention in 1864, and on
the assassination of Preside t Lincoln
succeeded him in the Presidential
chair. iiaeA Qs.Qpgkvs
Determined to be a Pirate.
kesult of Paternal discipline on
a detroit boy angry thoughts
in a woodshed a fond fare
well all around.
From the Detroit Free Presa.
CHAPTER I. THE BOY.
He was one of that kind of boys
who need a good whipping about
twice per week, but who think they
ought not to be whipped more than
once in two 3 ears. His amusement
was sliding down bill on nothing,
bluffing some boys, and preparing
Ca3'enne pepper, lozenges for unsus
pecting cats. He was often heard
to remark :
"Things has got to git up 'n howl
when Leon id as is around." ,
CHAPTER II. AT TWILIGHT.
Time, sundown scene, the in
terior of a well-preserved woodshed.
The sound of blows and cries rent
the solemn stillness of twilight's
mystic hour, and the old man was
heard saying :
"There, I guess that'll last j'ou for
a day or two! I've put up with
3'our sass as long as I can !"
No repb nothing but deep-drawn
sobs and quivering sighs.
The old man threw awa3r the strap
and walked into the house, and Le
onidas sat on the corner of an old
table to meditate.
CHAPTER in. A BLOODY RESOLVE;
"That's the last licking I'll ever
take from an3' mortal man I' whisper
ed the lad, shaking his fist at the
kitchen door. ' And I'll make the
old man sorry that he ever laid a
strap over his only son !"
He resolved to run away and be
come a pirate ! He would sail the
raging main, revel in murder, ac
quire ducats, and then come home
and take revenge on his father.
With Leonidas to resolve was to ex
ecute. He entered the house, pass
ed up stairs, and was soon engaged
in making up a bundle, consisting of
one pair of patched pants, one pho
tograph of his girl, one jack-knife,
one cotton sock, and a few walnuts.
The bundle was thrown out of the
window, and then
CHAPTER IV. LEONIDAS LOOK8
around the room for the last time.
The bedstead looked familiar, the
old blue chest in the corner had a
thousand tender memories connect
ed with it, and the broken-down chair
seemed to hold out its arms and
plead for him to sta3'.
"I would if the old man hadn't
licked me," answered Leonidas ; "but
I'll show him what kind of a coffee
mill I am !'
He passed down stairs, and halted
to embrace the baby. 'He wasn't
down on his mother, and he gave her
a sweet smile. He crawled in behind
the stove, and whispered to the dog :
"Good-bye, old Samson. I'd like
to stay here, but I'm too old to be
And he passed out of doors, and
the great wide world was before
CHAPTER V. SOLEMN THOUGHTS.
Securing his bundle, Leonidas
crept into the back yard to see if it
was really best for him to become a
pirate. The polar wave chewed at
his ears and reddened his nose, and
he wondered if the pirate business
wasn't pretty cold business. He
didn't know whether it was best to
make for Toledo or Chicago in order
to become a buccaneer, but he finally
passed through the gate. He walked
around the house several times to
to catch a glimpse of his mother. It
was hard to tear himself away. He
knew how she would take on next
day, and the papers would call it
another Charlie Boss case, and he
decided to go into the j'ard and
think it over again.
CHAPTER VI. A RAY OF LIGHT.
After a little time spent in thought
Leonidas decided that if his father
would agree never to lick him again,
and would give him $2 per week to
buy cand3r, he would not run away
and become a pirate. He would go
in and make the proposition to the
old man, and if it should be rejected
farewell to home welcome a
career of blood.
He went in. No one had noticed
his absence, and each face looked as
natural as if he h id n't been goue
twenty-eight minutes. He felt some
little delicacy about broaching the
proposition, and, as a "feebler," he
asked the old man to lend him his
knife. It was handed to him and
returned after a while, and Leonidas
decided to put off making the pro
position until morning. He got in
to his little bed feeling that it was
positively bis last night, but the next
forenoon he was heard splitting wood
in the back yard and saying to Jack
"I've concluded to wait until he
licks me just once more, and then
nothing can stop me nothing on
Come to 3'our mudder's bus-
ui, child, 3'ou is de whfte child's
ekal now, malf dey don't 'spect
you I'll make dey parents pay five
hundred dollars ! Jes so, child,
'member you' a a civil righlcr.
Bijah Rises to a Sharp Point.
Detroit Free Preee.
"One of the pleasantest sights in
human nature," remarked Bijah as he
sat down, ' is to" He rose up sud
denly, became very red in the face,
and as be held an eightounce tack
up in his fingers, he hoarsely whis
pered : "Show me the wretch who
sot me down on this 'ere tack!"
There was an awful stillness. Some
of the loafers looked straight at the
wall ahead, and others looked down,
while the boys turned pale and crowd
ed back against the partition. "Nev
er mind," continued the old man ;
"justice sleeps but never dies. I'll
live a hundred years but what I'll
have blood for this?"
The last captive brought out was
Jacob Hauscr. "You don't feel well
this morning, I see," remarked his
Honor, as he took a square look at
"No, I'm pretty near gone," sigh
"Is it consumption, asthma, insan
ity, or what?"
"Yes, I think so."
"Do j'ou have pains iu the head,
hot flushes, a back-ache, cold sweats,
a nervous feeling, and a loss of ap
petite?" "Yes, I do," replied Jacob, blow
ing his nose softly.
"Can't sleep nights no ambition
to run for office, don't care a cent
whether school keeps or not?"
"Them's the 83'mptoins," answered
"Oh ! well, 3'ou can go. If I should
send j-ou to the House of Correction
and 3'ou should die there of Charles
Sumner's ailment or Napoleon's dis
ease, I'd never feel like buying an
other pound of Catawba grapes."
Bijah said that was all, and the
driver of the Black Maria rushed his
vehicle around on a gallop, and the
boys formed a circle, took off their
hats and sang :
Kiin and sailuee mixed together,
Tears of woe aud smiles of hope;
Some get off, and some are boosted
Better stay outside the rope.
IdPCome along, Josiah, I's gwine
to de white folks concert to-night.
If dey don't treat me like a gemble
men, dar will be a little bill 'posed
agin dem to about five hundred dol
lar, sar ! Jes so, Josiah.
Shall We Meet Again.
The following is said to be one of
the most brilliant articles ever writ
ten by the lamented George D.
"But the fiat of nature is inexora
ble. There is no appeal for relief
from the great law which dooms us
to dust. We flourish and fade as the
leaves of the forest, and flowers that
bloom and wither in ada3' have no frail
er hold on life than the mightiest mon
arch that ever shook the earth with
his foot steps. Generations of men
will appear and disappear as the
grass, and the courtless multitudes
that throng the world to-day, will
to-morrow disappear as the foot-print
on the shore.
Men seldom think of the great event
of death until the shadow falls across
their own path, hiding from their eyes
the traces of loved ones whose living
smiles were the sunlight of their ex
istence. Death is the greatest anta
gonist of life, and t he cold thought
of the tomb is the skeleton of all
feasts. We do not want to go
through the dark valley, although
its passage may lead to Paradise ;
and, with Charles Lamb, we do not
want to he down in the grave, with
princes for our bed-fellows.
In the beautiful dreams of Ion the
instinct of iinmortalitj' so beautifully
uttered by the death of the devoted
Greek, finds a deep response in eyery
thoughtful soul. Then above to yield
his young existence a sacrifice to fate,
his beloved Clemantha ask if they
shall not meet again, to which he re
plies : I asked that dreadful question
of hills that seemd eternal of the clear
streams that flow forever of the
stars among whose fields of azure my
raised spirit has walked. As I look
upon thy living face, I feel that
there is something iu thy love that
cannot realty perish.-We shall meet
EF" May de good Lord bless
Grant for signing de Civil Rights
Bill, and making de colored man de
ekal ob de white man ! Five hun
dred dollars fine, if he isn't! Jes so.
Civil Rights Bill Signed.
Press and Herald.
Grant has signed the Civil Rights
Bill. The predictions that he would
veto the " quintessence of abomina
tions," so aptly made last Fall to
strengthen weak Republicans into
voting the straight ticket, prove to
have been baseless. Grant's third
term ambition necessitates holding
the negroized Southern Slates, at
the expense of the white Republi
cans in Tennessee and the other bor
der States of the South.
X3F Golly ! Josiah, we can do just
as we dam please, and hab all de
priblleges dat de white folks hab !
Yon seem de Civil Rights bill am
passed ! Grant 'dorsad It ! Five
hundred dollar fine for violation 1
Ha! ha!! ha!!! Jes so.
In Portland, Maine, on the 3d ir -tt , A
Democratic Mayor was elected by & ma
jority of 486, against a Rebublican ma
jority last year of 507.
Lewis E. North, assistant potmaatr
at Pittafleld, Maine, who was recsatly
arrested for robbing the mails, has con
fessed his guilt.
Through a lste act of Congress, the
political disabilities of Charles H Smith,
of Virginia, and Robert H. Anderson, of
Georgia, have been removed.
In the United States Senate recently,
an amendment to the tax bill to tax tea
and coffee ten cents a pound, was lost;
yeas 6, nays 66.
In consequence of the Civil Bights
Bill, and fearing trouble, both the prin
cipal hotels at Alexandria, Virginia have
cancelled their licenses and closed. This
is just the beginning of what will be ex
tensively practiced throughout all the
And so we hear that our vlcinitj- sports
a man that drinks sixteen cups of coffee
every day. Surry (N. C.) Visitor.
Forty girls will run after a snob with
a gold-hearted cane, where one will shy
up to a fellow with sound horse sense,
Valentine's day has passed and goae,
and we are mad. We sent out about
fortj'-'leven and didn't receive a darned
one. Surry (N. C.) Msitor.
Mr. Joel Wright, a most estimable res
ident of Liberty, Va., died on Thursday
at the advanced ajie of 89 years. He
leaves a widow and a large family of
The Culpepper (Virginia) Observer says
that Itev. Joseph Carson celebrated his
nintieth birthday on Frldaj'.
In Culpepper county, Virginia, a few
days since, a cow that had been bitten
by a rabid dog was attacked with hydro
phobia, and died.
Two San Francisco capitalists recently
bought two hundred thousand acres of
land in Oregon, at $1 per acre.
A Canada paper lately recorded the
death of a young woman in Tilsonburg,
caused by her sleeping with her corset on.
Mrs. Captain Jack, in her lonely se
clusion, may take comfort in knowing
that it cost the government $411,000 to
make her a widow .
The New York Journeymen Stone
Cutters' Association, In view of the de
pressed state of trade have reduced their
wages 12 per cent .
M -: Kellogg is making $2,500 a week,
and doesn't care for men. She did not
come of a very romantic family, and
never could see any poetry in skirmish
ing with a needle and thread around the
ragged edges of u husband's shirt button
A gale in New York a few days since
blew down one of the walls of a recently
burnt store. It crushed through St. An
drew's Church, Duane street, which was
crowded, mostly with women and chil
dren, at vespers. Seven persons wers
killed and many wounded.
A person of an inquiring turn of mind
asks, "Does the Lord love a man who
spends at a church festival the money he
owes to his washerwoman?" We pass
the conundrum to the next man.
A Kansas farmer purchased a revolver
for his wife, and insisted on target prac
tice so that she could defend her house
in case of his absence. After the bullet
was dug out of his leg, and the cow bur
ied, he said he guessed she'd better shoot
with an axe.
There arc three citizens in Dublin, Va
whose combined ages amount to 260
years. They are aged respectfully 91,
85 and 84. They all use the "weed,"
and yet still bid fair to enjoy the breezes
of many a returning autumn. Lynch
Mr. Robert H. Colhoun, the father of
Mr. Charles A. Colhoun, of the Mont
gomery White Sulphur Springs, died at
Shawsville, on Friday, aged ninety
years. His remains were brought down
to Bonsack's yesterday, en route to Fin
castle for interment. He was highly re
spected . Lynchburg Republicjn, Feb. 28.
Mississippi. The spirit that animates
the black legislator in his wise law mak
ing, is thus illustrated:
Mr. Speaker, de wite folks owns de
lan', dont dey, an' dont we make de lawsf
Dat's what lax you. Now, Mr. Speak
er, if de wite folks owns de lan' and we
make de laws, how we gwine to live
'cept we take de land?
A dispatch from Florence, Arizona,
states that a man recently arrested as
Bender, the Kansas murderer, escaped a
few days since, and wandered four days
in the mountain, when he was driven in
by starvation, and was recaptured. Ho
gives his name as Henry de Rockmilsler,
and is very reticent. He answered the
description of Bender.
At 1 o'clock yesterday morning, says
the Lynchburg Republican, the river was
precisely 15 feet above the ordinary tide,
and remained at that height for nearly
an liour, when the waves began gradual
ly to subside. During the day the tur
bid waters receded inch by inch from
the banks, and the roar of the stream
grew perceptibly weaker. At night the
flood had subsided five feet, and was
still slowly falling. All danger of a de
structive flood being understood to bs
over, persons residing in the vicinity of
the river ' 'turned in," and gave them
selves up to pleasant dreams.
William Simpson and his son were
drowned in Holston river, three raltes
below Kingsport, last Thursday. It
seems that they in company with oth
ers had ventured Out upon the river
u a canoe for the purpose of catching
some lumber that the tide was
sweeping away. W bile thus engaged
young Simpson was thrown from the
boat and his father in the effort to
rescue him turned the canoe over.
All except Mr. Simpson and his ou
succeeded in reaching the bank. Wil
liam Simpson was a son of Jesae
Simpson and lived near Klugsport in
the upper end of Hawkins county.
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