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THE iiORRiSTOWN GA2ElT, JULY 24, 1878.
THE MORRISTOWN GAZETTE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1878
Democratic Judicial Ticket.
For the State at Large :
JAMES W. DEADERICK, of Wahinfftn.
. PETER TUBNEY, of Franklin.
.For ffo Eastern Division :
ROBERT McFABLAND, of Hamblen.
For the Middle Division :
WILLIAM F. COOPER, of Dridom.
For the Western Dicmon :
THOMAS J. FREEMAN, of Gibaon.
V. V. Deaderick. of Sullivan.
Call for a State Democratic Con
vention. By direction of the Democratic State
Executive Committee, a convention of
the party is hereby called to meet in the
city of Nashville, in the House of Repre
sentatives, at 12 x. on Thursday, the
15th day of August, 1878, to nominate a
candidate for Governor. To that end,
it is earnestly requested that the coun
ties throughout the State will at such
time subsequent to the August elections,
and In such manner as they deem best,
select their delegates to attend said con
vention. Join W. Childress, Jr.
June 12. 1878. Ch'rm, etc.
A Republican convention has been
called to meet in Knoxville, an the 15th
of August next, to nominate a candidate
for Congress for the second district.
W. V. DEADERICK, ESQ.
We are gratified to learn that W.
V. Deaderick. Esq., is being suppor
ted by all parties for the office of
Chancellor for our division. Mr.
Deaderick, although, as is well
known, a Democrat in politics, is not
put forward by a party Convention,
and is not, therefore, what every
considerate man, loving the adminis
tration of justice in its purity, must
always regret to see, a mere parti
san candidate for a judicial office.
He has been brought forward as a
candidate for this, the most import
ant of the inferior judicial offices,
alone on account of his personal and
individual fitness to honestly, impar
tially, promptly and ably discharge
There is no position, as is conced
ed by every one having the slightest
knowledge of the subject, the proper
discbarge of the duties of which de
mands a higher order of trained le
gal ability, more sound and well tli
gested learning than does this; and
the Chancellor being the judge whose
duty it is to adjudicate and adjust
the most delicate questions that arise
out of the domestic relations ; to
settle differences between husband
and wife; to guard and defend fe
male innocence and virtue ; whose
duty it is to protect the feeble, the
unfortunate, the distressed, the help
less and friendless when assailed by
oppression, cupidity and brutality
he should, in addition to these intel
lectual qualities, possess the mora
virtues in their highest purity. The
moral character of the Chancellor
should be above reproach. The
Chancellor should be one to whose
care and custody we feel we can
afely confide our dearest idols and
most sacred interests to whose pro
tection, dying, we may commit, with
a strong sense of security, all that
is near and dear.
Such a man !s William V. Dead
erick. We commend him to the peo
ple of our division as possessing the
ability, the learning, the honesty.
the moral purity all of which are
essential to constitute a good and
safe Judge. lie will hear and de
termine me complaints ana causes
of all men. of all beliefs in religion
and politics, the high and the hum
ble, frlecd and foe, fearlessly, ably,
according to the law and the testi
mony, unswayed by favor, affection.
reward or hope of it. Clever in com
petents in every office in the gift of
people, at one time or another, have
brought the country to its present
depressed condition. The proper
way for freemen to exercise the elec
tive franchise in a Democratic gov
ernment is to survey the field of can
didates, impartially consider the
qualifications of the aspirants, and
having arrived at a decision on the
point of qualification and adminis
trative ability, then to vote for that
man. in no case permitting small
things to come between him and the
election of a good officer.
Hon. W. V.' Dead erick, says the Jones
boro Journal, is an independent candi
date for the office of Chancellor in this
Mr. Deaderick was bo'.'n and raised in
Washington county. He is a gentleman
of irreproachable morals and distinguish
ed ability; qualities which we deem of
the utmost importance in the character
of one aspiring to such a distinguished
and responsible position.
lie was a member of the convention
which revised our Constitution in 1870;
and has, tn several occasions, served as
Chancellor, pro tempore.
Mr. Deaderick Is no politician and
hence no partizan. His affiliations are
with the Democratic party, but he is free
f rota say thing like political rancor or
prejudice. lie runs without a nomina
tion; the race having been properly con
' ceded to him as a just tribute to his per
sonal and professional worth. Ilis elec
tion, if successful, should and will be
considered in the same light. In his
Lands litigants will feel assured of a just
an intelligent decision regarding the
matters at issue, and the country at large
that degree if confidence and security
which ought to be reposed in the Chan-
Miss Lucy Stamps, niece ef Jeff Davis,
was married in New Orleans last week
to Mr. d ward "II." Farrar. Mr Davis
was present and gave the bride .away.
UON. J. L T. SNEED.
HE DECLINES THE GUBERNATO
RIAL RACE. -
It is well known to our readers
that Judge John L. T. Sneed was a
candidate before the late Democratic
Judicial Convention which nominat
ed the present ticket for Judges of
the Supreme Court. Defeated "iu
that Convention to the regret of ma
ny friends who have known him long
and Intimately, some of his friends
turned instinctively to him as a pro
per person to receive the appoint
ment of the Judges his late asso
ciatesto the office of Attorney
General and Stale Reporter, while
ethers recommended him to his fel
low-citizens as a fit person to receive
the highest office within the gift of
the people, viz : that of Governor.
There were others seeking the latter
place, which Judge Sneed has not
nor does not. He objects to take
any political position, and therefore
pereoiptoriJy declines the race for
Governor, as will be seen by the fol
lowing letter of declination :
Mineral IIill, Tenx., July 15, 1878
Hon. John A. Gardner, Dresden, Tenn
My Dear Sir I have the honor to ac
knowledge your letter of a recent date,
in which you refer to the movement in
your own behalf in connection with the
candidacy for Governor, and to the fact,
also, that seme of my friends wish to
present my name for the same distin
guished honor; and in which you also
generously propose to retire from the
field, if I desire the nomination. 1 have
ronpivml minv nrivftte letters from
fr,v.,H in tl.it thr irrand divisions of
the State, upon the same subject, and
at . frml oall nnmeronrlv subscrib-
krrpnrnt.tirp Htlzeni.. asking to
be allowed to present my name to the
t a i ..,i .. n
i i . .i : ..nsi:n;t nn.
lmnrpsspii liv tins unsolicited uiove -
ment among ray friends, it is proper that
I should respond at once, and to all alike,
that 1 cannot, at this time, enter politi
cal life, and that I will, in no event, ask
or consent that my friends may ask a
nomination fer that or any other politi
cal position. I recognize my abligatins
to the people of Tennessee, for many
public honors, and I concede their right
ordinarily to command the services of
the citizen in any line of public duty to
which thev would assign him. but there
are higher and holier abligations even
than these, which the citizen owes to
those dependent upon him, and these
obligations I can not and dare not
ignore. I have the honor to be,
Very truly yours,
John L. T. Sxekd.
We have long known Judge Sneed
and admire him for his many noble
aud good qualities as a citizen and
a politician, but more particularly
for his qualities as a judicial officer.
He eniovs the resDect and esteem of
all good men, and it is to such men
we desire to entrust with places of I
resDonsibilitv. There are few men
who are thoroughly fitted for Attor
ney General and Reporter; Judge
Sneed is, and therefore we repeat
what has already been iterated in
the columns of the Gazette : let the
Judsre have his choice and receive
the apoointment from his late asso
ciates to the latter office.
The new DOSt-OfDce named Mill'8
Gap. noticed in last week's Gazettk.
as having been established in Hawk
ins county, is kept in James White's
Store at Flat Gap. Before the war
a nost-office was kept there and
known by the name of Flat Gap, but
during the war the Office was dis-
continued, and since then another
by the name of Flat Gap has been
established in Jefferson county. So
a new name had to be given it. and
it was named Mill's Gap, after a
family who have long been residents
The people of the United States have
been sweltering with the heat of the
pat three weeks. Its culmination of in
tensity was on Thursday last, when the
thermometer indicated, in various places
north ef us from 100 to 10G degrees. The
heat went from west to east in a sort of
tidal wave, and reached the extreme
east on the day named. Many sunstrokes
occurred, a part only of which resulted
fatally. As high as 45 deaths occurred
at St. Louis in one day. nere the ther
mometer indicated 93 degrees as its
acme, but that was as hot as " blazes."
We had oeen enjoying slight showers
from day to day, but on Sunday last a
good old-fashioned shower came down.
which cooled the atmosphere and ended
the healed term, we hope.
A party of masked marauders, who
have been a terror to the neighborhood
for some time, attacked a colored man's i
house near Bellbuckle in Bedford coun-
ty on Saturday night, 13th ult,, and
broke down bis door. The first man who
entered received a fatal shot and proved
to be a young man named Robert M.
Lowe, the son of a respectable widow of
that vicinity. The colored man. Ander
..... . . I
sen. went to tue town ana surrenaerea I
to the officers of the law. H lie deserves
protection and a strong defense.
n , i i. 4 i - 1
The Nashville Rural Sun commenting
on the news from Delaware and Mary
land as to the failure in those States of
the peach crop, suggests that since it is
generally conceded that Tennessee will
grow an unusually full crop of peaches
this year, it is highly important that no
time be lost in preparing for drying and
canning the fruit, paying attention to
those rules In handlln? that insure the
most profitable returns. Be ready for
the htivera whn thev come round.
- j j :
nave your fruit ready for the first mar
ket and you will have done yourself.
your neighbor and your country a good-
service. The opportunity is before
you ; don't neglect it and grumble all
next year about the hard times.
The Nashville Banner learns that the
Republicans of this State intend to call
a convention to meet early in Scptera-
ler, to nominate a canuiuaie ior gov
ernor. For this purpose the State Re-
. . ,4i . - m
oubllcan .Executive committee will
meet August 21k
OUR KNOXVILLE LETTER,
THE WEATHER TLIE CRIMINAL
- CO CRTtICE MAN UFA CTORY
HOME RULE GUBERNATORIAL
FEDERAL COURT A HUGE
BOQUET WARNING TO CHAT
TANOOGAA FINE NEW RESI
DENCESALT WELL, &c.
Knoxville, Jul yj 20th, 1878.
To ths Editor of the Morriatown GuatU :
Since the United States Signal Office
was first established in Knoxville, we
have enjoyed very little satisfactory
weather, and at the present writing, al
though "Old Prob." predicts clear and
cloudy weather and local showers, we
keep driving aiong without either, the
thermometer all the time marking from
92 to 96 degrees, varying more or less, ac
cording to its distance from a "murky"
meeting. I have no idea what the ba
rometer is doing; bursted, very likely,
or we would have more temperature
mixed with our judicial canvass.
As the dancing proceeds, and the can
vass for Judge of the Criminal Court
waxes warm between the present Judge
and Attorney General, the people now
and then get a glimpse behind the cur-
I tain, and begin to learn what an expen
sive luxury this piece of tyranny called
Criminal Court is, and will shortly turn
their Attention toward its abolishment.
The idea of a. quart of buttermilk, and
things of like density, costing the peo
ple of this county two hundred dollars
a clip, is becoming burdensome, and no
matter who is elected Judge at the en-
uin election, whether Democrat
Rj v.iSliean, as soon as the Legislature
meets, steps will be taken by the people
for the abolishment of the nuisance and
fraud. Fifteen hundred men, hereto
fore employed as professional jurymen,
and dead beats generally, can then turn
their attention to cultivating sorghum,
r 80016 tropical fruit.
The ice manufacturing machine is now
ln operation, and a change in the weath-
is likely to take place. The "Jlur
Phj" movement gains headway, and
OTer 'our tuousau our citizens are
wearing the badge of blue. Some make
a great sacrifice in joining, but the ma
jty "mply for the sake of setting
the former a good example. It costs
nothing, and that feature alone causes a
a great deal of enthusiasm among cer
tain parties who would otherwise keep
still. Good men and true are leading
the movement, and great good has al
ready been accomplished, in that we had
neither drunkenness, political spetchs,
nor fire-works on the Fourth. The work
will now be carried into Africa, as the
nigius uecome cooler
Mr. Franklin Smith, President of the
'Board of Aid to Land Ownership," an
association of Boston capitalists, organ
ized with a view of purchasing large
tracts of unoccupied land and colonizing
it from New England and other points,
will be in our city in a few days, his
family accompanying him. He will
probably make this his headquarters
while tnrninir his attention to the invit-
ing plateaus of tue Cumberland mount-
aina along the line of the Cincinnati
Southern. Our people will welcome Mr
Smith among them, and take pleasure
in giving information and lending every
assistance to 6uch a laudable enterprise.
He comes highly recommended ns a gen
tleman and a scholar.
The editor of the Tribune is out can
vassing lor tue uubernatorial nomina
tion, and the editor of the Chronicle for
Congress. This leaves both our dailies
without a head at one end. Both are
good papers, with good heads; in fact,
the beat in the City of their respective
politics. The Young Democracy are for
Col. Fleming for Governor, and I reck-
on we may as well send him up to the
head. Will Rule is a clever fellow, but,
unfortunately, a Radical, and we have
concluded to let him continue in the
Po&t-offlce, and send Col. Will neuder
nn to nffiiinr Onl. Thornburir'fl rli.iir in
Congress. Judge Houk will, probably, I
be on our side, and give us a lift in the j
matter. Judge Joe Lewis will occupy
luc omce OI ouniy -u" -,er Ior Q-1
the shade of the great rock th Custom
Now we have ttto Federal Courts in
session, at this place, grinding away on
the lunar whisky fellows, or anything
else that happens to turn up. These
courts manage to keep a sufficient num
ber of cases ahead to consume all the
money set apart for that purpose. One
half of the money in the United States
is spent in the manufacture and con
sumption of liquor, and the other half
in machinery to prevent it, and this con
tinual absorption and oppression will
soon strengthen the desire for a mon
archy, or some other mild form ef gov
ernment. There is not a tyrant upon
the face of the earth that wields the
power, or oppresses the people, as our
Several of our wholesale merchants
have recently returned from a camping,
hunting and fishing excursion among
the mountains of North Carolina. They
report lots of fun and great success.
They captured over two thousand speck
led trout, and although they were with
in gun-shot of a great many deer, they
refrained : from shooting them, on ac
count of sex. They went out to kill
buck, and as ail they saw were nice fat
does, they refused to shoot them. The
drug merchant gave me a .vivid descrip
tion of their first fishing excursion ;
how, in the excitement, they forgot the
day of the week, and how he was put in
remembrance by a sudden flop over on a
lick sloping rock, the kerchug, the
tnir9 ft.n1 tfiA v1!
to your tents,
) ! fishermen, it's Sunday." . This mer
chant cao talk to your "Hart's Relief,"
and describe to you the leaping waters.
cascades, whirl-pools, and giants of the
forest walnuts and poplars eight feet
through- and prettiest of all, a bouquet
A thousand feet bigh. Ibis glraSefc
gigantic floral exhibition was gotten
up and carried on by one of the detach-
d mountains which stood clothed in
grapevines, rhododendrons, laurel and
ivy,' of all colors, ia full bloom a solid
mass of vines and flowers a thousand
feet. hlh Entering with dew-drops
na K,SIM5a nJ lae morning .un-oeams,
This was certainly a beautiful sight if
true as to height. I suppose it was, for
they did not bring it home with them.
r During the hot weather, the beech
along our sea-coast, presents , a lively
scene, after sundown. Thousands of
all sizes and color pour out from our
crowded factories and machine shops,
and. "catherinir at the river." begin to
leap in, until you can almost hear the
waters sizzle with escaping beat. Once
ln a while an eld toper will tumble in.
and it will sound like throwing a red-hot
grindstone into a cask of cold water.
The sediment from the river, below this
place, ?will be heard from, next year, in
such crops of corn and potatoes as were
never witnessed by the oldest inhabit
ant. I learn that the "Anti-Murphy"
Club propose to have a bathing frolic
one night this week. In contemplation
of this event, the best citizens of -Chattanooga
are preparing to retire Joward
the mountains, until the hot water flow
ing from this event passes by their ill
Mr. Matt G. McClung has purchased a
beautiful farm,' two miles west of the
city, is improving the grounds hand
somely, building a neat country resi
dence, and it is safe to predict that in a
few years "West Lynn" will be one of
the handsomest country seats in the
State. His landscape gardener reached
here frera Scotland last week, and the
work of beautifying the grounds has al
ready commenced. The scenery from
this point is grand beyond description.
Troubles spring up in the path of the
grsedy. Reaching for the Congression
al nomination in this (Second) District
necessitates the resignation of Postmas
ter Rule, and a lively petitionary tussle
is now going on for the position. Our
friend, Mr. George Ross, is among the
applicants, with good chance of success.
Mr. Minnis. the present Postal Detect
ive, is also a candidate, I understand ;
not being a citizen of Knoxville, how
ever, it is thought that his chances are
slim. It would be advisable for him. at
least, to keep tight hold of the present
teat, until in possession of the other
It is said that a full belly makes men
good natured. Then why would it not
be good policy for friend Rule to turn
the Post-offlce over to Judge Houk, and
thus keep him in a good humor, while
he reaches for Congressional honors ?
Such things have been done.
Before the war, President Estabrook,
of E. T. College sunk an Artesian well
and a fortune at Olivers Springs, in
search of salt water. At a depth of 586
feet he struck a stream of salt water 6
inches in diameter erected his fur
naces and began the successful manu
facture of salt. Just as the enterprise
was fairly under way. Mr. Estabrook
died the war came on
the well was
spiked, the property fell to creditors,
and desolation reigned until about two
years ago, when a Mr. E. A. Reed, un
der the imoression that a fortune was
leaking away at the distance of only
600 feet below him : commenced the
work of opening the abandoned Esta
brook well. The work of the spikera
was too well done, and after months of
toil the work was abandoned. Hazel
witches and back woodsmen of science
in boring, now came forward and sug-
gested to Mr. Reed that if he would
sink anew well only 13 feet south of
the old, he would strike the main stream
of the flow. So, 13 feet south, Mr. Heed
commencad to bore a new Artesian
steadily the steam drill went down,
steadily another fortune evaporated.
and gray hairs kept tally with Reed's
dollars as they vanished down the well.
Late Tuesday evening July 16th, the
drill had reached a depth of 585 feet,
the last forty feet through solid rock,
Mr. Reed sat listening to the steady,
chug! chug! wondering who was being
bored the deeper, himself or the well !
lie was nodding, almost napping, when
awaking at the changed and unusual
sound from the machinery, he ran to
his drill, and found that it had dropped
18 inches. Thus, as foretold by the
Hazel witches and the other fellows, at
a depth of 586 feet he struck the center
of the stream, where 18 inches of salt
water and a returning fortune await
The well will be tubed and pumps set
to work this week ; vast beds of cannel
coal crop out within a few yards of the
works, and it is beleived that a great
fortune is within reach.
The gas from the well is so strong,
that on throwing down a lighted match,
the flame leaps higher than a man s
head, and last week a careless green
horn in attempting this piece of science,
had the hair taken from one side of his
head S the inhabitance barely saved
themselves by Jleeing to the opposite
aide, luree cueers ior eeu,
tune will return, and the gray hairs can
be dyed. Buzz Saw.
GOOD WORDS FOR JUDGE ROSE.
To the Editor of tha Morristown Gazette :
I write to you for the purpose of giv
ing my views upon the situation of the
race for Circuit Judge in yonr District.
At the last election in the Second Ju
dicial District there were three candi
dates, to wit: Murphey, Swan and Meek.
This vear the Renubhcans have held a
Convention, and the same three men
were asoirants for the nomination. The
Convention nominated Meek, a man no
toriously unpopular with the Republican
party. By so doing the Convention has
deprived a large majority of the Repub
lican voters of their choice, as is seen In
the result of the vote cast in the last
election. In that election, Murphey re
ceived more votes than both the others.
Now, it is clear that Murphy was enti
tled to the race, and there was no need
of a Convention, for the Republicans
showed by their votes in the last election
that Murnhy was their choice. If there
had been ; other aspirants besides the
same three, the case would have been
different. As the case now stands, a
great 'many Republicans will refuse to
vote, while others will vote for the Dem
ocratic candidate. Col. Rose, who Is an
honest, competent man. Judges have
no band in making the laws, but are set
to impartially execute them. In voting
thus. Republicans would do no wrong,
after being cheated and defrauded out
of their choice, and to vote for the nom
inee would be to vote for a man not at
all suitable for the position. -'
KILLED BY LIGHTNItrG.
Johnson Citt, Tenn., July 20, '78.
To Um Editor of tho Morrittowa Gazette:
. During a storm that swept through
Unicoi county yesterday, two little chil
dren of Sheriff Mclnturff's were struck
by lightning and killed instantly. The
other members of the family were badly
shocked. It is said that every bone in
their little bodies were almost jellied.
Also, in this county, (Washington), near
Jonesboro', Mr, James Range, was very
seriously injured. ' It ia thought he will
not recover. - J. F. A.
East Teiesses Uiiiersilj. ..
THRKK OOLX.EOES; NIK a PBOrESSOBS.
TUITION FBEE. la Preparatory School, to
State htudenU ouly. Reduced tUil-road Utf, e.
pacUUrto aadv StudenU. Board, fact, light,
waaliin?, room-rent and contingent fea, $128 a
Tear, i'all term begin September 12, 1878. ad
dree TUOMA3 W. HUMES, Freat,
July3i-4t KaoxvUla, Tenn.
Local. Note and Other News.
Water despairingly scarce.
Too hot to hunt up locals.
New wheat coming in slowly.
Plenty of Georgia mellons on the
market: ' '
- 'The-bottom- has been-found'- in
nearly all of the Morristown cisterns.
The Murpbs have not yet made, their
appearance in Morristown .
"Woman the fairest work in crea
tion." Well said.
The best way to get a good puff much
better than a newspaper puff is to
smoke one of the ' Standard" cigars,
sold by Geo. McNutt, for 5 cents.
We would like to have a local corres
pondent at every town and village the
Gazettb visits. Drop us a postal card
giving the latest news.
In our next issue we will publish the
substance of the articles of the Treaty
of Peace recently concluded by the
Col. John 31. Fleming is becoming
popular in West Tennessee as the com
ing candidate for Governor from East
Mrs. Mary Read has improved the
front of her residence on Main street by
having the old portico torn away and a
new and handsome one erected.
Miss Belle Moore, late of Rogersville
Female College, will hereafter be asso-
elated with Prof. Summers in the man
agement of the Morristown Female High
Pleasant Smith, a resident of District
No. 4 in this county, followed to the
grave, on Sunday last, the remains of
'his infant daughter, Julia Belle, who
died on Saturday, of the brain fever.
Capt. Harry M. Aiken has resigned
as Clerk of the U. S. Circuit Court at
Knoxville, and Mr. Andrew R. Hume?,
son of Thos. W. Ilumes, President of
East Tennessee University, was appoint
ed by Judge Baxter to fill his place.
On Saturday last the citizens of Tur
ley's Mills, held a pic nic for which great
preparations were made. We are pleas
ed to learn that it was numerously at-tcndc-d.and
that, considering the extreme
heat, the pc pie enjoyed themselves
There is nothing like good health,
and to insure it during this warm
weather, we would ail vise our friends
to go to Mineral Hill Springs. There
you can defy the hot weather, eat a
bushel and be happy during your whole
Election only one week from to-mor
row Thursday. The never failing old
steamer, "up the spout" will be ready
for departure up salt river early Friday
morning following the election. Round
trip tickets good far two years at
greatly reduced rates.
"She's awfull' stuck up of late." re
marked u young lady the other day iu
the presence of two gallant young men.
WlinS" rm.roiltr iiul.n.l nno of tln irmiiior
gallants. "Why, Madame Mercury,"
replied the young lady with much sim
plicity. The young gnlhints immediate
We wouldn't be surprised t'i see
Whitesburg and all her inhabitants fl sit
ing down this way at any minute now
judging from the last Timet.. Its whole
local department was usurped by squibs
about the intense he it, an 1 wh it J.hn
Smith, Bill Jones and others said they
ere going to do if it became any
8;i far as reported, there was only one
Bon-stroke in Morristown last week, and
strange to say, it occurred in the shade
of a wood shed. The boy had been
to the iond. you know, and failed to
get his hair dryed before the old man
discovered it. It wasn't
but startled the neighbo,
bors c oneiderably.
He wtt3 btrike several times severely
Col. J. M. Bewley, the Democratic
candidate for County Court Clerk of this
county, has, for the last three weeks,
been canvassing the county on horse
back often walking two or three miles
to a place where it was inconvenient to
go with a horse. Talk about a man
weighing 275 pounds, riding for three
weeks through weather 120 degrees hot
not wanting an office. It Is sublimely
The cheering (?) news cemes over the
cable that large numbers of immigrants
will arrive in America during the sum
mer months. Now, it is all very nice
to speak ot America as the land of
plenty and to welcome everybody to
our shores, but wouldn't it be little bet
ter. to-find work for our thousands of
unemployed men before we help down
any more unfortunates from the gang
planks of the emigrant ships ?
On Friday night last, Maj. Tomlinson,
at Tate Spring, gave a "hop" which was
largely and eagerly participated in by
all the young people and some of those
who wear the ' gray" where the black
once waved. It was an enjoyable affair.
Maugre the very hard times, which have
grown harder and Harder, never were
the visitors at the favorite resorts at Tate
Spring and Mineral Hitl Springs treat
ed with more attention or better accom
modations for their comfort.
The largest sale of real estate we have
lately heard of in this vicinity took
place last week. W. J. Htecker, a cele
brated Prussian physician, late of Illi
nois, purchased the Mineral Hill Springs
property, in Grainger county, of Joseph
Brown. Dr Haecker also purchased of
Wheeler Mead the , John Brown proper
ty in this village. He will use the latter
proporty as an Infirmary, and the Min
eral Hill Springs place will be used as a
branch. lie is to take possession of
both pieces of property on the first day
of September next. .
OUR FEMALE SUI00L.
This excellent Institution will re-open
on the first Monday of September. Pi of.
Lowry ; retires' to take charge of our
Male School, and Miss Belle Moore
takes bis place in the Female School.
We feel that the Principal, Prof,
Summers, could not have made a better
selection. This young lady, born and
reared in our midst has enjoyed oppor
tunities and possesses qualifications of
the highest order. " - i-
For five years she was a pupil in oar
female High School ; then for two years
she was a member of the most ad vanced
classes in Martha Washington College,
then under the Presidency, of that dis
tinguished, gentleman, Maj. "Jones, of
the University of Va.
.Since leaving College she has taught
one year in the public school of Morris
town, and, fon two years has been a
member of the faculty of Rogersville
JFemale College. .. ,v,
Mrs. Welsh, a lady of extensive ex
perience and thoroughly qualified for
the position, will continue to direct the
Under this arrangement our people
may have a school second to none in
East Tenn nessee.
We owe it to our town, to our daugh
ters, to ourselves, to the Principal, and
to the teachers associated with him that
we give this school our undiyided sup
port and patronage.
To suit the stringency of the times
the Principal has reduced the tuition
lower, much lower than ever before ;
indeed, lower than any similar school
in our knowledge.
The present rate ranges from five to
fifteen dollars per term of 20 weeks.
Let us rally to the support of this our
own School, and crowd its halls at the
opening of the next session with girls
and young ladies.
On Monday night, July 15th, the visi
tors and others at Mineral Hill Springs
were well entertained by some impromp
tu literary and musical performances as
per the following programme :
La Reve Mrs. Crowder.
Recitation Poem by Fuller Miss
Sonata Kuhlua Miss Lucille Dupre.
Recitation The Raven Miss Hattie
Song Serenade to Ida Mrs. Crowder
Recitation The Bridal Miss Cora
Song Old Musician to his Harp Miss
Song Sleeping I will Dream of Thee
Old Folks' Chorus Sweet Bye and
The participants all acquitted them
selves most creditably. Mrs. Crowder
is a magnificent musician and made the
piano talk right out as it accompanied
her clear and well trained voice. The
recitation hy Miss Cora Ashe, niece to
Judge Sueed, was performed in a histri
onic manner unexceptional and which
would have done honor to an "old sta
ger." The whole programme was well
executed, but the two we have instanced
were most excellent. These perform,
anccs have a tendency to lighten the
burdens of the sick and weary, and pre
vent the seekers after health and pleas
ure from monotonous ennui.
Maj. John Murphey's family are visit
ing relatives In Roane county.
Mis Alice Wright, of Moorcsburg,
was in the city Monday visiting.
Mrs. Bri coe nnd family left last Sat
urday for Mooresburg Springs, to spend
the heated term.
Hon. A. A. Taylwr, Republican candi
date for Congress, spent Sunday last in
Mrs. It. A. Jackson, ot Knoxville, is
on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Read, of
Our fellow citizen, W. S. Dickson,
Esq., went over to Mooresburg Springs
last Friday to remain a week or two.
nis health has not been good for some
The senior editor of the Gazette re
turned Sunday from a week's sojourn
at Miueral IIill Springs. He is much
improved, and can almost "eat a mule."
We are glad to have him back.
TOO MANY WOULD-BE LEADERS.
To the Editor of the Morristown Gazette:
You, Mr. Editnr, are familiar with
Knoxville Democracy. So am I. It is
anything else than a brotherhood an
association of loving brethren. For a
number of years it has slnvn an utter
lack of unity and harmony in its ranks,
and has uniformly displayed a want of
tact and sagacity. The result is that it
has never achieved anj' signal victories.
How could it with such lamentable
divisions and such petty jealousies and
There are, unquestionably, too many
would be leaders too many that want
to rule the party and have everything
their own way. The times have been
signally unfortunate in developing a lead,
er of brainu, power and influence. We
have no such man in our midst, nor are
we likely to have oue soon, judging
from the past, nad we some strong
man to depend , upon a man of iron
nerve, of indomitable will and of cour
age, determination and perseverance,
we could manage cur elections to better
advantage. There is nothing wrong, as
you know, in Democratic principles.
They are all right and such as commend
them to popular favor and acceptance.
The whole trouble grows out of the ab
sence of party , discipline, the want of
harmony and lack of a oravc, discreet
and determined leader. As intimated,
we have not got the material out of
which to manufacture such a leader,
lie i not here.
Under these circumstances, you can
readily account for the troubles and
disaster ' which are to-day afflicting our
party. You are familiar with the King
and Brown affair the two candidates
for judicial honors in this circuit. If
the Democratic party, were thoroughly
organized arid under ' rigorous discip
line, the difficulty between these two
gentlemen could - soon be adjusted, - it
seems to me. If the Democratic organ
here had maiutained the steadiness of
its cause in presenting and urging the
claims of King, as it set out to do, he
would not have encountered two lions
instead of one in hi way. He had al
ready gotten one out of his path and
justice and fair dealing demanded that
he should not be compelled to fight an
other inasmuch as he bad .accepted lion
orable methods to get an undisputed
track." The' Miamming and howling,"
however -of the orgau in question em
boldened Brown and - stimulated him
more and more to thrust himself into
the contest. .We are now in the pitiable
and shameful position of having the
candidates' in" the' field "for' the 6ane
office and that too iu a circuit requiring
every Democratic vote to elect' our
man. Possibly some sort of compr
mb.e may yet be agreed ispon, but it will
come too late to accomplish favorable
results. Very many good men have be
come heartily disgusted and will now
vote for Rogers, the "Republican candi
date t. . , , t . . . ."
The Democratic party deserves defeat
so long as it aets so foolishly. It most
change its tactics. It must have a s dif
ferent class' ot leaders. I allude, of
course,' to Knoxville Democracy. .The
Demacracy of your section Is better or
ganized and better disciplined and con
trolled. May not this in fact at least be
attributable to the straight forward
course of the Gazette ? The press is a
wonderful agent in shaping and direct
ing the destiny of a party. It is almost
omnipotent in this direction, especially
when, not under the thumb of some
"ring" or other, or controlled by money
or by some corporation. The people
will not be governed hy a paper con
fessedly in the interest of bondholders
and other combinations.
We have as many as four Democrtic
candidates for Sheriff Gaines, Fitch,
Lewis and well, I forget his name.
Gaines is the nominee of the party.
Fitch was brought out by the green
backers. Lewis and the othe one are
"independents," but Democrats Now
this is, betwixt you and me, a lament
able state of affairs. It looks very much
as if we have no Democratic party in
Knox county and I am inclined some
what to believe it ; or, if we haye a
party, we have nrt skilful leader to
manage it. The latter conclusion is
the more correct one. Of course, un
der these circumstances, the paTty can
didate will be shamefully defeated.
Rogers will walk over the track with
all ease. The Republicans have a clear
majority of from three to seven hun
dred. It is asserted by some that they
are divided cut up a good deal like the
Democrats, than which a greater mis
take was never made. That party,
whatever may be Its short comings, is
not guilty of the folly of going into a
contest cut to pieces. They wrangle
and have their internal strifes just as
we do, but they have the happy art in
the final moment of hushing their squab
bles and of casting their votes solid for
As briefly hinted at elsewhere in this
article, our troubles and misfortunes
grow out of our lack of organization
our lack of discipline pur lack of con
fidence in our drill masters our lack
of respect for our party organ. We
have too many would-be leaders too
many that are constantly striving to
take the uppermost seats in the Demo
cratic synagogue aud to shove their su
periors back upon lower seats. No par
ty can succeed with such a load upon it
as this. Democrat.
Knoxville, Tenn., July 19, 1878.
wa t'ch 'dim;
To the Editor of the Morristown Gazette:
Information that is considered reliable
has reached here that a certain Railroad
employee G. H. Boyd, by name has a
furlough to visit his home iu Hamhlen
from July 22 until after the election.
VVe are also informed that certain par
ties have agreed to give him $50 to can
vass Hamblen county in the interest of
a certain aspirant for judicial honors.
Let the people of Hamblen, look out
for him. Let them remember that for
his very disinterested services he is re
ceiving a little over seven dollars per
day; and let them give his weighty opin
ions weight accordingly.
An abstract ol the proceedings of the
Chancery Court is in type and will ap
pear next week.
Republican Convention for
We are requested to state that a Re
publican Convention for this county
will be held at the Court House on
Monday, 5th day of August, for the
purpose of selecting delegates to attend
the Congressional Convention at Jones
boro' on the 15th of August. Republi
cans throughout the county are urged
Gold opened and closed, in New York
last Monday at $1.00.
CORRECTED WEEK.LT BY H. T. COX & CO.
WHOLESALE PUODUCE AND COM
Atlanta, Ga., July 20, 1878.
Corn white G'iaCi
" Yellow (,4
" tar a
Wheat white 90a 1 0H
" red TOa'JO
Flour fancy 5 50
" family 5 00
" extra : 4 50
Meal a 64
Bacon Shoulders 5
" Hams 8
" C. Side Ix
Bulk Shoulders 4a5
" Hams 7
" Sides 6XT
H iy 90al 00
Live Chickens, 12a20
" Turkeys 10H
Lard In bbls
ir. cans 8y
Butter choice 1517
Ouions per Bbl 2 00
li'ni. Potatoes 1 60
Feathers New 40
Apples a 00
Query: 'Why will men smoke com
mon tobaoco, when they can buy
Marburg Bros. 'Seal of North Carolina,,
at the same price?" Jan. 30. 78 1-y
Alkxandkh II. Stephens uses "Du
rang's Rheumatic Remedy" for rheuma
tism.' It never fails. Ask him.
. t nov7'77--6m
ltheumatlsm Quickly Cured.
"Durang's Rheumatic Remedy," the
great Internal Medicine, will positively
cure any case of rheumatism on the face
of the earth. Price $1 a bottle, six bot
tles, $5. Sold by all Druggist. Send
for circular to Ilelphenstine & Bently,
Druggists, Washington, D. C. Sold by
druegists in Morristown and wholesale
in Nashville. 6m
A Snake-bite Cured.
July 10th, 1878. , f
Mr. Tltoma Ro-lgert, Knoxville, Tenn.:
Dear Sir O'l the '-morning of the 9th
inst., in making a fire before day I was
biten by a copperhead snake on the fin
ger. There was no remedy in the-house
except a bottle of "Rodgers' Relief,"
which I had brought at Frank Kincaid's
store. I applied tins relief and took
some internally and the bite did not
even swell the finger or make me sick
I am highly pleased with this medicine
and think every family should keep a
bottle in their house at all times.
I can testify to this being a fact.; .
jy 17 4t . - . -
JO. McTEER. :
Jo. McTeer will sell goods at wholesale
cheaper than they were ever sold before.
Country merchants can buy goods from
him as low as in auy of the Eastern cit
ies. Get your goods at once and save
freights Terms the same as Eastern
houses. Don't fail to get the prices be
fore you buy. , v.
Jo. McTeer has in store U13 most com
plete 6tock of Spring Clothing ever
brought to Knoxville.
Jo., McTeer has just received a full
line of white Shirts. Price from 50 cts.
up. - '' ':-''
A full line of Black Cloth Coats,
Pants and Vests at Jo. McTeer's.
A good Flannel suit, at Jo. McTeer's,
for $5.75. , -.
" A good fit or no sale in the Merchant
Tailoring Department, at Jo. McTeet's.
A full line of Gent's Scarfs, .just re
ceived at Jo. McTeer's. inch 13
; 500 Sold Last Year.
I sold in East Tenn. last year 500
White Shuttle Sowing Machines. This
is good evidencj of its superior merits.
It has no .faults, but Is larger, lighter
and morn durable than any machine
niadc. Sold for less cash than any other
machine. Do not buy ; until you have
corresponded vith me. . (
87 P. ANGEL,
''j - Gen. Ag't. for East Tenn.
may 23 tf
TAB MOBBISTQTO MARBLE.
WHAT IS SAH) OF IT.
Letter from Prof. Safford.
Nashville, Tenn., )
Sept. 21, 1874.
Dr. M. Carbiger .Dear Sir Yours
of th 18th inst. 1 received, and your
white, or light gray marble I consider
a first-rate article. It is, I believe, the
lightest colored marble in the State. It
is well adapted to the purposes of Tomb
stones and Monuments.
J AS. M. S AFFORD.
Geologist of the State of Tenn.
Letter from C. T. P. Jarnagin.
Mosev Creek,, Tenn.. )
Noy. 13, 1877. f
Dr. M. Carriqer : Sir After hav
ing gotteu out and published 125 speci
mens of marble for the State Museum
at Nashville, I pronounce your marble,
for monumental purposes, far superior
to any of them in compactness, hard
ness and durability. In these respects
it surpasses the Italian and Vermont
marble. Nothing short of ti
conflagration will destroy it.
C. T. P. JARNAGIN.
We keep constantly on hand
a full stock of Morristown Mar
ble ; also of Italian and Ameri
can Marble. Persons wanting
Tombstones or Monuments,
will be furnished any kind de
sired. Orders respectfully so
licited. M. CAIXRIGER,
Proprietor Morrittown Marble Workt.
July 10 78 ly
The undersigned will re-open Morrsi
town Female High School, on the first
Monday in September next.
A competent corps of Assistants will
The Diiblic have for elvpn vnan roo
- J w .a piu,
rendered me a generous natronaire a
Principal of this Institution. To my
friends, one and all, I return ray sincere
thanks, hoping that their united efforts
will mak the next session more pros
perous than any that has preceded it.
To suit the stringency of the times,
tuition will be reduced to the very low
rate of from five to twenty dollars per
term of twenty weeks.
ln devotion to duty, and in honest,
faithful labor for the real advancement
of your daughters, we are determined
to give our patrons a school second to
none in East Tennessee. A full an
nouncement will be made in due time.
jv2 2t T. P. SUMMERS.
Liver is Kiugr,
The Liver is the imperial organ of the
whole human system, as it controls the
life, health and happiness f man.
When it is disturbed in its proper ac
tion, all kinds of ailments are the natu
ral result. The digestion of food, the
movements of the heart and blood, the
action of the brain and nervous system,
arc all immediately connected with the
workings of the Liver. It has been
successfully proved that Green's Angusl
Flower is unequalled in curiug all per
sons afflicted with Dyspepsia or Liver
Complaint, and all the numerous symp
toms that result from an unhealthy con
dition of the Liver and Ssomach. Sam
ple bottles to try, 10 cents. Positively
sold in all towns on the Western Con
tinent. Three doses will prove that it
is just what you want.
For Dr. Duncan's Worm 8yrup-it is
is sure, safe and pleasant to take, and
never fails. Try it. For sale by U. A.
McNUTT, Morristown. :
To all persons who are troubled with
old Ulcers, Boils, Cuts, Burns, Piles,
Ring-Worm, Tetter, Frost Bite, Cbaped
Lips or Hands, and all eruptions of the
Skin, can be instantly cured, by using
Dr. C. P. Duncan's Ointment with Car
bolic Acid, possessing the most wonder
ful healing power of any Salve that has
ever been made, and so pronounced by
all who have used it, its effects are like
magic. HORSES WITH SORE BACKS,
Shoulders or Scratches, cured instantly.
Try it. For sale by G. A. McNUTT.
NOTICE TO MOTHERS.
A sure remedy for teething children,
and all bowel affections, such as Diar
rhoea, Summer Complaint, Bloody Flux
and griping pains in the stomach, and
bowels, in both young and old,
dr. Duncan's blackberry elixir,
is far superior to any and all prepara
tions that has ever been used in the
treatment of the above diseases; it never
fails to relieve when taken in time and
according to directions. It is an Elixir
made from the berry and the root of the
plant and therefore contains all the medi
cinal virtues of the plant, of which
everyone is acquainted. It abates all
inward fevers, counteracts and removes
every cause that is calculated to irritate
or inflame the Stomach or bowels. It ia
pleasant to take and perfectly harmless.
Physicians are prescribing and recom
mending it every where. PRICE 50 cts.
Prepared by C. P. Duncan.
IJETTER THAN QUININE.
For the speedy and certain cure of all
malarial diseases, no medicine has been
j'pt invented equal to Dr. C. P. Duncan's
celebrated Chill Tonic. It contains no
arsenic, strychnine, or quinnlne, in any
form; consequently it produces none of
the bad effects which so commonly fe
suit from the use of those mineral And:
poisonous medicines. Duncan's Chill
Tonic purifies and builds the impover
ished Blood, gives tone and strength to
the whole system one bottle equal to
Three Dollars worth of Qulnnine. For
sale by G. A. McNUTT, Morristown.
A DISEASED LIVER.
Duncan's Liver and Kidney Medicine
is a cure for all diseases having their or
igin In a diseased state of the Kidneys
or Liver, such as sick headache, dyspep
sia. swimming of the head, loss' of apjio
titc, tt.id taste in mouth, heartburn, ten
dcrnetM! or fullness over the region of
the stomach, cramp colic, costiveness,
pa'pifnti.m of the heart, pain ia the
back, hides. and limbs, and all diseases
peculiar to fen: a tea. We can say to our
friend that the above medicine la Just
what it is represented to be, a ad is pro
nounced ity every one who has used it,
far superior to any Liver Medicine they
have ever used. "We know that it gives
better satisfaction than any we cvt
sold. Knowing it to be purely
table, w can recommend it to uur sufi
ferine friends. Price 75 cents.- ,Pof
sale by G. A. McNUTT, Morristown,
STOP THAT PAIN. !
Cramp Colic, Diarrheal, Flux, and
all affections of the Stomach and Bowels
can be relieved by using Dr. Dnnean"
Liniment. It never fails to cure Head
ache, Toothache, Rhuiuatism, Neural
gia, bprnlnfl, ami isruises in man.
HORSES with Colic. Botts, or Sweeny
can be cured instantly. ; For sale by G.
A. McNUTT. Morristown.
TRY Dr. C. P. Duncan's celebrated
Vegetable Liver Pills a pure cure for
headache, swimming la the head, bad
taste In the mouth, pains in the back,
side, chest aud limbs. Nothing better
for constipated bowels, sour stomach
and tenderness over the region of ttoin
ach. - One box will go further than two
boxes of any other pill. - Will act on
the liver as well as blue ni or calom
el. (Warranted.) Try tl'em. For sale
by 0. A. McNUTT, MorrLtowu.
nth 13 ly.