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iVgto- Advertisements.
JAMES P, E V A H- f p
Attorney at Law,
WIH practice In all t- courts of East Tennessee,
whtre the FEE will justify. Prompt attention will
be given to collections.
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in the courts of the First Judicial
Circuit and the Snprerae Court at KnoxviUe. Will
sUo gire prompt attention to the collection of all
kinds of claim and debts.
Morrisiown, Tenu.,
ILL practice in the Courts of Hamblen, and
the adjoining counties. apno no ly.
Lewis, Jackson & Rhea,
Manufacturers of and Dealers in
Hats. Caps, Trunks, Umbrellas,
Toadies Hats, Ktc, Etc.
No. 52 Gav St., Knoxville, Teiin.
Not. 1 nSS ly.
Has now on hand a complete stock of
Family Or oceries,
To which he has recently added a full line of
Which he offers cheap for Cash.
He will pay the highest market price for all kinds of
country produce.
Provisions and Eatables of every description kept
on hand at all times. je!9-ly.
Rogersville,Tenn..fiom 1st to loth of eachmonth.
Morristown, from loth to last ot each month.
TlMmrii iTlllll nr its equivalent
Newport, Tenn.,
IJRU'TtCES In the various Ceurts of East Ten
nessee, and in the Supreme Court at Kunxvdlo
Pec 30, 1874 ly
Attornc.v sit Law,
IT I LL rraotice.it a the Courts of upper East
W Tennessee. Prompt aud special attention given
to collections.
Immtn by
Pnimnoa Rbt MoFarland,
. Mi Barton, sr., 1). Morris, Win. 1- nltou, U. J.
BHnML Earnest .V Briscoe, Pence ,v Lyte, Ir. .
T Magee, Morristown, Tenn. ; J. A. Rayl, knox
, vi'lle, Xenn. ; Wsa. H. Moffett, New Market Tenn ;
H. Baker, ireenevtue, ieim.; uh.'",
Bristol, Tenn. mar25-Jy.
Knoxville, Tenn.
Aletalic Caskets and Cases, Wood Caskets aud
Coffins of every Grade and price ready for use.
Orders bv Telegraph will receive personal and
prompt attention. Terms satisfactory. n0.
J. 11. WALLLY,
All Kinds of Pipes and
Smokers Articles,
(jay .Street. All the former patrons of the
M1 and favorite stand are invited to cull, aud new
customers will nud it to their interest to give in a
trjI mar 11 nl tf.
Wilson, Burns & Co.,
Grocers anA Commission Merchants,
30 South Howard Street, corner of Lombard,
Ji A L T I M.O R E .
i constantly oni hand a large and well aa-
,rfel stock of Groceries, suitable lor tne
Southern and Western trade. We solicit consign
ments of Country Produce, such as Cotton, Feath
ers Ginseng, lSeeswnx, Wool, Dried Emit, Fur
skins, etc. Our facilities for doing business are
such as to warrant quick sales and prompt irnrns.
Ail orders will have our i-ompt attention. fniar27.
Bristol, lenu. Goodeon, a.
G I BLACKf.EY, Bristol, Tenn.
BMley, Robertson & Blackley,
atxouni:ys at law, and
Agency for the sale of all Real Estate en
trusted to them and for the introduction of immi
gration, and Capitalists. Mineral, Farming, raz-
i , . rr,. lnTi,r.,i ..H 1 .nil. in V I'enn And S
1UK , ' ' - ' -
W Ya . and Ky will be negotiated through this
Agency, tV Strict attention given to all bnsiueHs
that may be placed in their hands ly scpt23 nil
l ly. Plain aud French CANDIES. Cakes,
Nuts, oysters Sardines, Crackers, heeav, Tobac
c l. 'igsrs,. t-. " C'jh ajles. and anuil ironts."
J mi 6, li75 ly
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New Advertisements.
Beartoi, McNntt & Bearflea,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Knoxville, .... Tennessee.
Franklin House,
Main Street, Knoxville, Tenn.
FRANK A. BUTLEB, Pboprmtob.
JOSEPH GRIGSBY. - - - Proprietor.
open for the entertainment of the traveling
public or permanent boarders. Connected wish it
is au excellent and commodious stable, and every
effort will be made to merit a share of public
patronage. Oct. 7, 1874 ly
Will transact a
RECEIVE Deposits, Buy and Sell Exchange,
Gold and Silver, and make collections upon
the most favorable terms. may 13 tf.
Fashionable Tailor,
Morristown, Tenn.,
Respectfully infnriiiw'Plie pnblic that hfs Shop
is in the same place, aud that he is always prepared
to do any kind of work, in bis line, in the most
workmanlike manner, expeditiously and at the
lowest possible prices.
Cutting; aud Repairing done Promptly.
He fa in receipt of the New York fashions quarter
ly, and can insure customers, a fashionable style,
aa well as a good fit, in any kind of garment they
may want.
He solicits the patronage of
the public.
feh 25 ly C. S. FLESHMAN.
Silversmith and Jeweler,
Zir- shop In the Store or L. P. A (.. K. Sperk. r
Located in Morristown to conduct a general
Silvernmithiiig and Watch-repairing bnsine.-s, I
would respectfully solicit a tkial. from the public.
Watches, Clocks and all kinds of Jewelry repaired
promptly, at reasonable prices, and satisfaction
guaranteed in every respect. u5.
A EE BUSINESS Entrusted to Us promptly at
tended to. Secial attention given to renting
Office 105 Gay Street,
43 tf Knoxville Tenn.
O - T - xMAGEE,
Sugeon and Physician,
Will give special attention to the
Watch aud Clock llepairor and
Morristown - Tenn. '
LL kinds of Jewelry made
aud furnished to order on
short notice. Watches and
CI cks repaired on reasonable
terms in good style aud guar-
jjtced. Cash required on delivery of work. 18n-ily
Are now receiving a Large and new Stock of
Fall and Winter Goods !
Consisting in part of
Including af,. , Jtock of
Boots, Shoes and Hats
Hardware A: Queensware.
4 LL of Which they propose to sell as low as can
2 be had at retail elsewhere. They invite a full
examination of their Goods, promising a choice
ap irtiuet,au! that they will not be undersold in
the market. They will give goods in exchange for
the usual brter of the couutry, but will uot refuse
greenbacks, gold or silver wben onereu.
Farmer's Tools, Grain aud Grass Blades.
fB All cutlery warranted to give aatieractim.
Iu fact, we propose to warrant all goods sold to be
as represented, j)
May 30, 1874. THOMPSON & FOI-SOM.
Morristown, Tenn.
PROPOSER to the citizens of this rommnuity to
oontract for the work of every description of
Buildings, upon the most favorable terms. Parties
who contemplate the erection of house would do
well to call on hioi. He. is prepared to furnish aU
the necesarjr material for building., upon such
terms that cannot fall to he to the advantage of the
person building. Those who doubt this, can be sat
isfied of its truth by toasulUug the undersigned.
ui-ly.;) B. r. SIlTCBttU,.
The Morristown Gazette.
One xquare, (tenHnes', or less,) for first insertion
One Dollar, each subsequent insertion Fifty cents.
A liberal discount from the above rate will be
made to ytarlj advertisers.
Obituaries of over ten lines will be charged aa
advertisements. , .
All bills due upon first insert in of advertise
ment, unless otherwise contracten for.
All announcements of candidatdeu must be paid
for in advance.
Job Wokk must be paid for on delivery.
THE GAZETTE is a permanently established
newspaper with a paying and constantly increasing
list of subscribers. Its circulation in the counties
of Hamblen, Hawkins, Cocke, Jefferson. Grainger
and Claiborne is more general than any other pa
per making it the best advertising medium in
Upper East Tennessee.
Relating to Newspaper
Subscriptions, &c.
1. Subscribers who do not give express notice to
the contrary, are considered wishing to continue
their subscription.
2. If subscribers order the discontinuance of their
periodicals, the publishers may continue to send
them nntill 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, and ordered them discontinued.
4. If subscribers move to other places without in
forming the publishers, aud the papers sent to
the former direction, they are held responsible.
5. The Conrts have decided that "refusing to take
periodicals from the office, or removing and leav
ing them uncalled for, is prima facie edence of
intentional fraud."
C. Any person w-o receivs a newspaper aud makes
use of it, whether he has ordered it or not, is
held in law to be a subscriber.
7. If subscribers pay in advance, they are bound
to give notice to the publisher, at the end of their
time, if they do not wish to continue taking it;
otherwise the publisher, is authorized to snd it
on, and the subscribers will be responsible un
till an express notice, with payment of all ar
earss .- sent to Uie puldisher.
The Down Orade.
I.oni.-'. ille (Ky.) Courier-Journal.
"They've got ua ou down grade, by
1 said
Old Ben Washington Letter.
At twelve o'clock Thursday the Speak
er's gavel knocked the life out of the
Forty-third Congress and drove the first
nail into the coffin of the Republican
party. The party itself is dead. We
may in future-refer to it as "the late Re
publican p.-krty." But many days may
elapse before it is buried, and we shall
doubtless be required to join in certain
ceremonies over its remains. Indeed, it
is not unfitting- that we jive it decent in
terment, for, ihoueh it has done a deal
of -mischief, it. has played a grteal part
upon the (tiire of public atfairs. To it
we arc indebted for the blessing of our
public debt. But for it we should never
have had an era of Christian Statesmen.
It gave us Gratit and Butler and W il
liams and Shepherd and Clayton, and
other names that were not born to die.
Dil worthy was a member of the Repub
lican party- Credit Mobilier ami Pacific
"Mail are among its trophies; and but for
an accident we might thank it for the
passage f an inestimable measure of re
lief known as the force bill. Bill King
the identical "missing link" is a Re
publican. Tn order, however, that we
may appreciate its moral influence, we
must look South. Young man, go South
and gaze upon the victories of the Re
publican party. South Carolina to th
right of you, Louisiana to the left i
you, to say nothing of the tokens of its
presence in Georgia, Alabama and Ten
nessee. A grateful people can Sever
forget the patriotism of a Bullock and a
Blodgett, the wisdom of a Spencer, the
virtues of a Clayton and a MeClyre.
The rich, red blood of a Pinchback has
been injected into our body politic by
this, the party of vivisection. Tt gave
the Senate its Revels. Without it the
House would never have listened to the
eloquence of its Elliott or stood trans
fixed beneath the logical utterances of
its Rainey. The civil-rights "bill is its
oil spring. The Washington Republican
is its organ . It has played a very strong
game. For a Ions time it never made a
losing. But luck took a turn. A series
of misfortunes brought on an .attack of
melancholy, this was succeeded by hys
teria, and finally under the hallucina
tion of a third term it committed sui
cide, taking an overdose of Ethiopia and
afterward cutting its throat from ear to
ear with the writ of lifla ai'pu$. Its
last words were: "I'm tmt afraid." The
noble corse i laid out in the Senate
chamber, w hich is hung in black. Like--wise
the White House. The sexton
stands ready with his spade. The grave
is dug. Pause we awhile iu the presence
of the mighty fallen.
Who killed Cock Robin?
"I," says Ulysses,
"With kicks and kisses,
, I killed Cock Robin."
Who saw him die?
Ben Butler snys, "I.
With my old cock-eye,
I saw him die."
Who'll catch his blood?
"I," says Ham. Fish,
"That's my pious wish;
I'll catch his blood."
Who'll toll the bell?
"I," says J im Blaine,
"With my might and Maine,
I'll toll the bell."
Who'll be chief mourner?
"We," says Carpet Bag,
"We and Scalawag,
We'll be chief mouruer."
Who'll dig the grave?
"I," says Pe Trobriand,
"With the help of Sheridan,
I'll dig the grave."
Who'll drive the hearse?
!," says District Boss,
"It'll need but one hoss,
I'H drive the hearse."
Who'll preach the sermon?
"I," says Pomeroy,
"I'm a wise and sad old boy,
I'll preach the sermon."
WWII read the will?
"1," says Roscoe C,
"That job'll do for mc,
I'll read the will."
Who'll wind up the estate?
"Never mind," says Oliver P.,
"Let each poor devisee
Wind up his own estate."
"Peace be to Robin's bones,"
Exclaims Bonanza Jones;
Good-bye, alas, good-bye,"
Cries Conk., with streaming eye.
The saddest words were said,
However, by Ben Wade;
" Thcyu 'jot ua on doicn grade!"
A Warning Word to Those who
Contemplate Moving West.
Geeeley, Colorado, Feb. 19, '75.
To the Editor of the Morristown Gazette :
I assume the boldness to write a
few lines, I hope for the good of the
young men of your own as well as
my own beloved East Tennessee.
As the spring is opening there, I sup
pose that as usual there is a class of
young men wishing to emigrate to a
new country, and as this country
(Colorado) has been blowed up to
such a pitch, I fear they will take
the epidemic, as others of all coun
tries have already done, as well as
some from our own beloved East
Tennessee. These puffs from here
are only premonitary 83'mptoms of
the worst, especially for the class of
people that credit them.
These Western papers just know
how to take in the credulous East
ern boys, and cause them to sacrifice
a good position, come west, and
grow up with the country. But, alas,
this is not the. class they are bugling
for. The smaller minnows are the
ones that bite at the bait, and the
consequence is that this country is
over-run with the very bone and
sinew of our beloved Eastern States,
out of emplo'ment, and not enough
stamps in their pockets to return to
their friends.
They boast of "big" wages here,
and the great yield in wheat crops.
I will just say, as one who has had
seven months experience in Colora
do, that the wages ottered here are
not in proportion to the $8 and $10
per month in Tennessee. A young
man comes here in the spring, gets
tVom 5-20 to $.35 per month, and
thinks he is making it all. When
winter sets in, which is long and
dreary, all business is stopped, with
the exception of the landlord and the
grocery keeper; then board fron $6
to $8 per week. After awhile spring
begins to dawn, and where is all tn e
boasted wages? You know full well.
The crop busincs is like draw
poker. The crop is put in, the pro
cess of erigation gone through with,
a fine crop staring 3'ou in the face ;
but in twenty-lour hours the sun is
darkened with the "pilgrim" grass
hopper, which takes every green
tiling, saying nothing of gardens,and
even the wheat crop, if not too far
matured. fSo with these few hints,
you can gat her some idea of the farm
ing and labot in Colorado, and my
advice to all Eeat Tennesseeans to
remain at your own coi n and cotton,
and trust Old Master for erigation,
for nothing short of capital will ef
fect anything in Colorado. Hoping
y u all may profit by this brief epis
tle, I leave the question with you.
Very Truly Yours,
J. C. G.
"A Dead-out Swindle."
To the Editor of the Morristown Gazette:
In your issue of Feb. 24, the above
heading appeared over au article on
what we mountain men term Gov
ernment whisky thieves. Now, Mr.
Editor, I am satisfied in my own
mind that you did not pen that arti
cle, and must acknowledge that I am
ashamed of the one who did; for a
man who can use his pen as he does,
and fail to convey the least idea as
to the smallness of the class of char
acters that he makes mention of, is
a failure. I do hope it was not you.
So far as I am concerned, I ehall
not try to give the least shadow of a
pen portrait of these Government
Vainpyres, who, at the dead hours of
the darkest nights, dash into the
mountains and ravines of their own
country, and tear down and destroy
the property of their neighbors, just
to please the master, who is a great
er tyrant over these slaves of his.
than was ever any Southern negro
owner. And no Southern slave ever
served his master with as much fear
and trembling as do these Govern
ment water brashes; yes, that's the
word. I have seen persons wao I
supposed had overloaded their stom
achs with strong diet, and who ap
peared to be suffering from it, but
who said they had water brash, and
who would occasionally belch forth
huge volumes of wind frora their
stomachs, after which a stream of
warm water would flow forth from
t heir mouths. This they called wa
ter brash, and these Government
whisky hunters just remind mo of
water brash. I imagine their master,
U. S. G., overgorges his stomach oc
casionly with the quintessence of
Jerusalem oak, and takes a spell of
water brash, and after each belch a
thin watery substance pours from his
mouth, out of which is manufactured
Government thieves and still-house
A man, or set of men, who will go
at the dead hours of night, and with
Government funds, or rater the peo
ple's money, and bribe a man to be
tray his neighbor, that he may there
by be enabled to And and destroy a
still, steal the whisky, hide it away
in his cellar, and treat it out in elec
tions, for Uk5 purpose of electing to
office those whom he or they know to
be as mean as themselves, deserve
to be just what they are, "the stump
shot from the tangled end of a black
gum saw-log."
I would that I could use language
expressive of my contempt for these
etill-house Hyenas, but as I fail in
every effort, I will stop. But thanks
be to Pharoah (U. S. G.) and his cor
rupt ad ministration, these stump-shot
water-brash buzzards will soon have
to retire to private life. By the help
of Andy Johnson and a lew other
honest men, the children of Israel
will be released from this bondage
and oppression in two years from police of New York were notified to look
this. Yours, I fr remarkable swindler, but no
Lemon, j hght bs ye bmm thrown on his move
BLOUST COCST. Maxell 3, '7. I menu in this country.
Knoxville Letter.
To the Editor of the MorristOTrn Gazette :
As a cosmopolite, swinging around
the circle, I propose to drift into dif
ferent localities in my perambula
tions and my peristatic way, and
cast a healthy nature of cheerfulness
so natural in this boy, who seeks to
impart, as to such as are morbid,
heart sick and weary, that they may
come aud be comforted (as a mas
sive divine would say) and feel as
an invalid when they get into those
climates where the temperature is
congenial to a daily return of sun
shine and no surprise of frost or rain
which brings calm and healing.
It is not my province to descant
upon artistic of the beautiful Bap
tist or Presbyterian Church, whose
tower, I trust, Jupiter will not hurt
his thunders on ; nor will I touch the
Methodist Church South, whose gold
en spires arc lifting the hopes of
their immortal flocks to the worship
of unseen shepherds iu the realms of
immensity, while the opulent of her
Church gives munificent charity on
whom the sun loves to cast his beams.
Oh ! how the pattering rain drops
beat against the window; and the
roaring of the waters gives token of
desolation without! Mr. Editor,
why is the mind of man so apt to be
swaj'ed by contraries? Why does
the imagination forever paint the im
passable in glittering tints, with the j
! greatest tenacity, and to what, eel
like, is bent on escaping from their
grasp. Why, to bring the matter
home I, solitude and abhorrent,
like one who has no stars to light
his path? Now that I enjoy it to
perfection, Will, I have apostrophiz
ed the "cog nymph" in the ball
room, where the bright lamps of
heaven were shamed by brighter
"earth stars," and lamented her ab
scence at a pic nic party where the
nightengale was silenced by the fid
dle, and the flowery turf was strewed
with the impertinent finery of "ugly
old women," and the green-wood
shade made redolent with the fumes
of roasted fowls. And methinks I
hear my good friend at the Capitol
abjure solitude as he transcribes the
musty thoughts of the solons around
him, when far away from hit 'sprigs'
of affection and his bright-eyed one,
and hear him exclaim : Oh ! solitude,
back to thy fitting temple, among
cloud-piercing mountains, and by re
bounding waves of the waters of
Uri ! where Tell lived in Brunnen.
Oh! how it rains! Magic word to
destroy the spell to which the word
gives rise. The clouds envelop the
hills; white mists vail the ravines
The noble author of "The Prisoner
of Chitlon" composed this work to
beguile weary hours like those when
he remained rain bound for three
days in a little inn on the shores of
Geneva; and, cannot I, following
with unequal steps, so cheat the min
utes in this dim spot? Methinks
them railroad gods will have to
"hump" themselves in repairing their
heavy losses sustained by the late
flood, or else they will learn through
wisdom's tdondetxhts W(tjfs that green
backs don't grow on white oak trees,
nor that they can make their bread
by prayirtg with their hands in their
laps. While our old Master looks
on the world's mockery in sadness,
as he rides through the azure heav
ens and clasps oceans and mountains
in his arms, the bolt becomes too
hot for the hand of Jupiter, and
is hurled on its retribution mission.
In the language of Byron :
The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohortH wore gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their Hpearg wan like sUru ou the
When the deep blue waves rolls mightily on deep
Galilee. "
I have a rumor, (but rumor gets a
hundred yards the start, while truth
is getting on his boots), that Maj. J.
M. B. has his fencing ranked among
the things that were. I move that
the Corporation issue warrants (as
they are common stock) to indemni
fy him in the shape of a donation,
for lie is anice gentleman and should
not be run over by high water. Will,
it is a problem I cannot solve, that
the "Civil Rights" and all don't sub
scribe for the G azette, and endorse
A Remarkable Swindle.
One of the most unique swindles or
record is reported in the Pitris Eveneinent.
About a month since the ITavre corres
pondent of a large banking house in
Paris received the following letter from
the head of his firm:
' Paris, Jan. , 1870.
Dkab Siu: I write to warn you that
the son of our priucijml cashier has dis
appeared with some 200,000 francs in
bills drawn upon you by us. He will
probably present them in Havre shortly
after the receipt of this advice by you.
Of course you will refuse payment. As
his father is a very old and valued serv
ant, we have concluded not to cause him
the disgrace and mortification of know
ing that his son is a felon. You will
therefore allow tne scoundrel to go free.
If you can manage to get rid of him by
ending him to America, adx-ance him
two or three hundred louis, and let him
go and hang himself. Confidentially.
The day after the receipt of ibis letter
by the Hav re house, a young man of fine
address presented himself and attempted
to negotiate the stolen bills. The letter
was shown him, and he fell on his knees
iu a flood of repentant tears. He ex
pressed a willingness to come to Ameri
ca, and 250 louis ($1,250) were given him
with many cautions to reform.
TIuj young man sailed for New York
next day, and the day after the Havre
house received an answer to its letter of
advice detailing the facts. No bills had
been stolon from the Paris house, the
letter originally sent was a forgery, nd
the principal c.iehicr has no son. The
MaryviUe Letter.
To the Editor of the Morristown Gazette:
That much dreaded time of gath
ering taxes has again rolled around
in old Blount, and we have weeping
and wailing, and cussin generally.
The tax-paj'ers cuss the Legislators
who made the tax-law ; thev cuss the
County Court who leyy the tax ;
they cuss the Assessor who assesses
the tax, aud, last of all, though not
least, they cuss the Collector who
collects the taxes. There are many
strange things connected with the
taxes of this county. It is strange,
in the first place, that men do not
guard against these things, and at
once so fortify themselves that they
will forever hereafter be impregna
ble to Tax Collectors. This is an
easy thing done, if a man will only
be careful, and not suffer property to
accumulate on his hands, in any great
quantities. I am never bothered by
tax-gatherers. I am a careful man ;
and any man who wil take my ad
vice and do as I have done, will nev
er have to answer for the great sin
of cussin Tax collectors. It is in
deed a terrible thing to think of.
Now, if a man will just undertake it
in time, and rid himself of all small
change that may chance to find its
way into his pocket, he will also rid
himself of Tax Collectors, and of that
sinful habit of cussin'.
A very sad way to accomplish this
thing is, to live near a saloon, and
have business with the keeper there
of often. By this means a man may
in a short time so strengthen his for
tifications as to render them proof
against all the artillery that can be
brought to bear upon them by an
army of Tax Collectors, and at the
same time save much cussin'.
In the second place, it is strange
that so many of our citizens will lie
around and through their carlessness
suffer vast quantities of property,
and money to accumulate on their
hands, upon which they very well
know they will be taxed, and all this
for no other put pose than the privi
lege of cussiu' the Tax Collector and
other officers, when, with proper
care, all these things could be avoided.
I sometimes feel a kind of sympa
thy for tax-payers, but when I view
the thing in its proper shape, and
take into consideration the fact that
they have voluntarily placed them
selves in this position, 1 glory in the
misery they seem to enjoy.
Thos. Basci m.
Mauyville, March 8, '75.
How the Bounty Rill was Lost.
Knoxville Chronicle March 7th,
The soldiers' bounty bill failed to
become a law through a slight misun
derstanding on the part of the gen
tlemen who hal charge of the bill. It
is another illustration of what serious
change trifles sometimes affect. The
bill passed the House by a very de
cided vote, nearly four to one. It
then went to the Senate, where two
important amendments were added,
one of which was to borrow money to
meet the new claims provided by the
bill. In this shape it passed the Sen
ate, by aid of the casting vote of
Vice President Wilson. It was then
sent to the House, that the Senate
amendment might be concurred in.
The House, believing one of the
amendments unjust to the soldiers of
many of the States, ana called for a
Committee of Conference. The
committee met. and very promptly
agreed that the Senate amendments
should prevail, as that was the only
shape in which the bill could pass
that body. The report of the com
mittee was presented to the House
and adopted.
Senator Logan, who had charge of
the bill in the Senate, when the Con
ference Committee's report was pre
sented, has been misinformed as to
the action of the House, and stated
that it had receded from its refusal
to concur in the Senate amendments.
Upon this information he considered
any action of the Senate upon the
Conference Committee's report unim
portant, or he might have succeeded
In securing its being adopted. As it
wa- the Senate tabled the report by
a vote of 30 to 21. Had the House,
which was almost unanimous for the
bill, instead of adopting the Confer
ence Committee's report, simply re
ceded from its former action, as Gen.
Logan understood it had done, the
bill would have passed. Everybody
supposed it was a law. It had in ef
fect been passed by Congress. The
bill was engrossed and signed by
Speaker Blaine and Vice President
Wilson, and was before the President
for approval when the situation was
discovered. The Attorney-General
advised the President that the bill
had not passed Congress, and was
not legally before him for his approv
al. This is the way the soldiers
lost their bounty bill. It is one of
those mistakes that often happen in
the last hours of Congress in the
haste of closing the work of a ses
sion. A Sad Experience.
from the Detroit Free Press .
After shaking hands at the ferry dock
the other day, one colored man inquired
of another:
"Didn't you marry de Widow Jones
about de first of Jinuary V"
"Dat's me, I did," was the answer,
' hut I've dun left her."
"Who! how's tW?"
Well, de fust week she called me
honey;' de next wwt k she. sulked around
ami called me ole Richards;' de third
week she cum for me wid a uat-rron and
broke two ribs, and I'm gwine to kecp
right away itoin dart"
An Unprecedented Case of Grave
Violation of a Corpse.
From the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal.
The subject matter of the letter here
given is so incredibly horrible as to jus
tify the statement that it comes from an
unquestionable source. Our readers can
bear witness that the Weekly Courier
Journul never panders to depraved taste.
Tlve statement below would seem to be
the last argument in support of the theo
ry of "total depravity."
Correspondence of the Courier-Journal.
Lexington. Va., Feb. 20, 1875.
On the 11th or 12th of February Miss
Eva Mullen, a young lady of this place,
in very good health, while at the dinner
table, was stricken with paralysis, and
shortly afterward died. She was be
tween 16 and 20 years of age. On the
evening of Saturday, February 13, she
was buried. On the fdWowing Monday
some person noticed a pair of white un-der-garments
lying not far from her
grave, but thought nothing of the cir
cumstance, and therefore said nothing
about it. It was not until half of the
week had passed away that any of the
town authorities heard of it, but as soon
as it became known, persons were sent
to examine the grave. Spades were pro
cured, and two inches below the ground
the diggers
At a short distance from the grave a
new shoe-knife was found. When the
coffin was at last reached, the lid of it
was found to have been chiseled open
and broken in two. Raising the coffin
lid. the coqjse was stiil to be found
there, but not in its natural position.
Every vestage of clothing except the
stockings had been cut and ripped from
the body by means of the shoe-knife,
and in this naked condition the body
was lying on its side and covered With
dirt. The coffin was lifted from the
grave, and the body of the girl was roll
ed out upon a board, so as to give her
friends who were present an opportunity
to remove the dirt from the body. The
coffin was half full of earth and it was
removed. After all this had been ac
complished, the body was wrapped up
in a white sheet, the coffin-lid was fixed
and screwed up aud it was again inter
There are a number of young gentle
men in Lexington who are studying
medicine under Dr. J. H. Morrison, and
they were at once suspected of having
dug up the body to make use of it in the
dissecting room. That is, that late
Saturday night the body was dug up,
but that daylight coming on before they
could get the body away they were com
pelled to pitch it into the coffin again,
to throw the dirt on, and hasten rapidly
away. The report reaching thu ears of
the above young men, they went at once
and swore before a magistrate, that they
knew nothing of the matter whatever.
The new shoe-knife found near the grave
was then taken, and efforts made to find
from what store in town it had been sold.
At last it was taken to Deavor, a shoe
maker in Livingston. He recognized it
as on that he had sold, and stated that
he knew the man to whom he had sold
it and that he would swear to his identi
ty. This man's name was found to be
a shoemaker also, whom I believe was
in the employment of Deaver. He was
arrested and imprisoned; his tools were
examined, and among them was found a
large chisel caked over with dirt. This
Wat. Wilis is a man very forbidding in
appearance, and some years ago he cut
a prostitute's throat in Indiana, from ear
to car. He was tried and accipaittcd,
however, on the plea of self-defense.
Various rumors were afloat concerning
the man's reasons for digging up dead
bodies and ship them off to certain cities;
others that he luui a ruanin for gizihy upon
uiAcd teamen. Under these circumstances
it was thought best to have the body dug
up again and examined by doctors. The
chisel caked w ith dirt was taken, and
when the coffin was reached, certain
marks on it (the coffin) were found to
exactly correspond with the size of the
chisel mentioned. The body w as taken
out of the coffin again, and delivered in
to the hands of three doctors, who con
veyed it to a room, and made an examina
tion of it. A most careful examination
was held and now the astounding, dis
gusting and horrifying news is made
known that this miserable creature,
llillis, dignified with the name of man,
disinterred the young girl and then
The man has only had a preliminary
trial, but the facts against him were ail
so clear that his guilt cannot be doubted.
I verily believe this case is without paral
lel in the whole category of remarkable,
horrible and sickening crimes. Whether
any provision has been made by law for
the punishment of such a crime, I am
unable to say. But if the law does not
dispose of him properly, I venture to say
that Wat. Hillis will never leave the
town of Lexington alive. In this place
such an unusual occurrence has created
intense excitement. It has been the
constant talk of every one ever since the
deed was committed, and bids fair to
continue so for goodness knows how
long. J.
Ghastly Machine.
A strange clock is said to have
once belonged to a Hindoo prince.
In front of the clock's disk was a
gong swung upon poles, and near
it was a pile of artificial human
limbs. The pile was made up of
the full number of parts necessary
to constitute twelve perfect bodies ;
but all lay heaped together in ap
parent confusion. When the hands
of the clock indicated the hour of
one, out from the pile crawled just
the number of parts needed to form
the frame of one man, part coming to
part with quick click, and when
completed, the figure sprang up,
seized a mallet, and walking up to
the gong, struck one btow. This
done, he returned to Che pile and
fell to pieces again. When two
o'clock came, two men arose and did
likewise ; and at the hour of noon
and midnight the entire heap sprang
up, ami struck one after another
his blow, making twelve men in all,
i and returning, fell to pieces as
i before.
Sketch of a Remarkable If an.
Baltimore Sun, Sd.
Mr. James Murphy, Jr., a giant,
who has been keeping a restaurant at
151 south Chester street, on Fell's
Point, in this city, for a year or two
past, died early yesterday morning
of a bronchial affection or consump
tion. Mr. Murphy was born in
Waterford, Ireland, and was there
fore a full-blooded Irish giant,
and a large one, standing nearly eight
feet in his stockings. He was thirty
three years of age and unmarried.
Some months ago, when he was in com
paratively good health, he weighed
351 pounds. He had weighed more
when his health was better. He had
been in this country twenty-four years
having been brought here by his
father and mother, who still live at
the house on Chester street. The
giant travelled three years with
Barnum as one of the great living
curiosities of the world. In his pro
fessional career he visited every
part of the world from Maine to Cali
fornia and the extreme South. After
terminating his engagement with Bar
num the giant travelled with a circus,
where he contracted the bronchial dis
ease which finally ended his life.
When in good health he had a fresh,
pleasant face, and like all large men,
and particularly all giants, except of
the story books and nursery tale,
was as amiable as he was great in
stature. He had a very youthful
expression of countenance ; coal
black hair, and his hands were so
large that one of them cover the
largest head of an ordinary man,
just as an ordinary hand would
cover an orange. His feet were not
so large proportional as the hands,
but beside an ordinary shoe one of
his shoes would seem to be a sufficient
habitation for 'the old woman ' of the
storybook, who 'had so many chl-
drenjshe did not know what to do.'
When the undertaker came to
measure the dead giant for his coffin
it was found that the deceased was
full eight feet long. Surely the meas
ure of a man is correctly known
when he is dead. The coffin Will
be nearly 8 feet long-
The body was visited by hundreds
of people yesterday, the giant being
well known on Fell's Point, were he
was justly esteemed for his amiabili
ty, especially by the children, who,
after the first shrinking, generally
liked to be taken in his arms and
elevated so far above the heads of
their parents as he could conven
iently hold them. Some of the
little boys in the neighborhood knew
him only by the name of "The Giant."
The body lay in a small room about
thirteen feet square, against the
south side, feet towards the west,
stretching almost across tho apart
ment from side to side- Caudles
were burning at the head, sides and
foot of the corpse, which was cover
ed with a black cloth, with a white
cross on the breast, and crosses in
the corners.
The father of the giant, who is
sixty-five years of age. or more, is a
large man. When at his best he
stood over six feet in his stockings,
thouglmtft' is now somewhat bent.
The mother is not a large woman,
being not above the medium size for
the sex. She is about her husband's
age. Both the parents are in good
health and seem vigorous for their
age. Besides the giant, they have
had born to them five sons aud three
daughters. One son only ia alive.
Some of the children were under
sized. But one a son attained
the size of the father, except the
giant, who exceeded him kby nearly
two feet.
Scene in Congress.
During the night session Messrs.
Poland and Butler were discussing
privately upon the floor which meas
ure, the Arkansas report or the force
bill, ought to take precedence, when
General Butler said : "I don't be
lieve you have any desire or intern
tion to get your resolution upon Ar
kansas before the House." To that
Judge Poland replied : ' You have
no right to say that. What evidence
have you?'
General Butler "None, perhaps,
but I believe it."
Judge Poland "I don't believe
that you believe what you say you
General Butler "I do believe it."
Judge Poland "I believe that you
are a d d liar."
G neral Butler "My courage, sir,
has never been impeached. I am
quite able to resent aa accusation
like that. You. had belter be care
ful." Judge Poland "I don't think I
have great courage, but I ha vu quite
enough for this occasion. Not much
is u ceded."
At this point the the two men
parted, and as Judge Poland turned
around Mr. Lamar, of Mississippi,
who stood at his elbow, remarked
that he thought that Judge Poland
might have needed some assistance,
and intimated that he was ready to
render it. Mr. Poland thanked Mr.
Lamar very cordially, but remarked
in hi:i dignified way, "I am a ngkt
ing man myself, sir."

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