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THE MOIlki iTON;AZET AJaIXST8; 1 8 7 8 ;
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1HE H0RRI8T0H GAZETTE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1878.
-State' Democratic Ticket.
FOR GOVERNOR :
FOR CONGRESS :
Tiolt L- Taylor,
OF WASHINGTON COUNTY.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
. Mb. J.' S. Wabkek is authorized to
solicit patronage, make contract for
job work and advertising, and collect
and receipt for all dues to Thb Mor
ristown Gazettk. It is absolutely
necessary fjr ALL IN ARREARS
to be prepared to meet our agent and
pay at least a portion of their indebt
edness. The amount of our outstand
ing accounts is too large remain longer
unsettled. It must be fixedly pay-
raent. note or judgment. If it was not
absolutely necessary tee would not be
so emphatic. I
ROBERT L. TAYLOR, ESQ. .
Z :: The nomination of Urn gentleman
by the Democratic Convention at
"Jonesboro. last Wednesday, as the
Democratic standard bearer in the
Congressional race, was a happy and
fortonale result, bringing together
as It will all the disturbed elements
of th.e party, upon a platform which
cannot fail to satisfy all men who
have the welfare of the party and
the beat interests of the people at
heart. "Mr. Tavlor is a son of Hon.
N. G.Taylor, and a nephew of the
late Hon. Landon C. Haynes. He is
a lawyer by profession, and inherits
much of the force and eloquence of
his distinguished father. With all
classes, old and young, he is a pop
ular favorite. Personally he is above
reproach, and has no political sins
to answer for, as others doubtless
would have had had they been the
nominee of the convention. Upon
the stump we predict he will make
himself felt, and prove fully able to
refute ail charges that may be
brought up by our common enemy,
or the enemies of true government
within out own household, if there
be any. With the candidate the re
presentatives of the people selected
at Jonesboro', as the Democratic
candidate for Congress, the people
of the First Congressional Dist ict
can but feel happily satisfied. Con
fidence and harmony are restored and
pervades the masses. We believe it.
We know it. Hurrah for Taylor!
The August term of the Circuit
Court of Hamblen county, aud its
.doings, furnish some food for reflec
tion. Perhaps as much as one en
tire day of the term was given to
civil business, and was sufficient to
dispe-se of the civil docket. One
day was perhaps as much time as
was devoted to the trial of white
persons for crimesand misdemeanors.
The balance of a busy week was de
voted to the trial of colored persons
four of whom were tried for felon
ies leaving one charged with infan
ticide whose case was not reached.
These four cases have cost the State
perhaps much more than four hun
dred dollars. In three of the cas.es
the parties were defended by coun
sel assigned by the court, the defen
dants being utterly impecunious. A
large portion of the last term of the
court was occupied in the same way.
As above stated, another felony
is left ' over for want of time, the
defendant being a colored woman.
Hww many more of the same sort
originated in the grand jury room
during last week, it is not for us now
to say. We remark. In passing, that
no white citizen of HamfJen was put
on trial for any higher offense than
a misdemeanor. It thus appears that
so far as the white citizens of the
county are concerned, they did not
furnish work for the court for more
than two or three days- This al
though they, constitute fully seven
eighths of the population.
We have not said this to make an
invidious comparison between the
races, but to call attention to the
fact, and let our people think about
a remedy. The times are too hard
for the people to be compelled to
pay so many bills of cost. Justice
we say requires that crime should be
compelled to pay its own way. That
is a false philanthropy which declines
to make a convicted criminal work
out the cost of his trial and convic
tion. The crime is his own. It is
a wrong in itself against the commu
nity, which no man has a right to in
flict, and hence made unlawful. The
man who Tuts earned money is made
to disgorge it, in order to save the
community harmless when he Is con
victed of crime. So we say the man
' wh has been too trifling to accumu
late anything ought to be made to
bear the burden of his own crime,
and ought to be made to work It out
every, time.i If the law is not ade
quate, let it be made so. "
r: The Washington Gazette thu compli
ments tbe I?emofcratic;nominee for Gov
ernor of Tennessee' ''Hon. Albert 8.
Mark the Democratic nominee for
Governor of Tennessee, u one of the
ablest iu. the tate t He HL make
a brilliant canvass and be elected by an
overwhelming majority. The State of
Polk and Bell and Johnson could not
have done better in the selection of their t
AN ERROR CORRECTED.
We notice that the proceedings of
the Congressional Convention held
at Jonesboro. ou the 21t instant,
as published, make it appear that
when nominations were declared in
order, the name of Hon. Wm.'Mc
Farland with others was placed in
nomination. This is a mistake. Mr.
McFarland was not a candidate, and
had positively instructed the dele
gation from this county -.to that ef
fect before they went to the conven
tion, and therefore he was not put in
nomination. After some tweuty in
effectual ballots had been had Mr.
McFarland was voted for and receiv
ed a majority of the votes of the con
vention. Had his friends been less
restricted in their action, the ballot
ing . would have been further pro
longed, if Indeed a different result
had not followed.
THE YELLOW FEVER.
The latest reports from the scourge
stricken cities of New Orleans,
Vicksburg. Memphis and Grenada
leave little hope for the speedy
abatement of the disease. In New
Orleans there were 10G new cases
reported Saturday morning, but it
is claimed that the percentage of
mortality is only 25 per cent. Fifty
uew cases and 20 deaths are report
ed the 24th in Vicksburg. In that
city the disease is spreading and
now no part of the city is free from
the disease. The destitution and
sufferiug is very great. The situa
tion at Grenada, Miss., is heart
rending in the extreme. At Canton,
out of a population of 3500, the
town is depopulated, and the ne
groes are falling like sheep. At
New Orleans, on the 24th, there
were one hundred and ninety-three
uew cases, and forty-two deaths. At
Memphis, one hundred new cases
Contributions for the sufferers in
the different localities are pouring in
from all quarters of the country. .s
Tazewell, Tenn., Aug. 13, '78.
To the Editor of the Morristown Gazette :
has reigned supreme for the past few
days in this place. "Election whiskey"
disappeared 4 p.m. on the 1st inst. For
weeks the colored fraternity, and a few
of the white brethren, made our streets
vocal with their oaths, shouts and vo
ciferations. Such merry groups were
never seen in this ancient town before;
and such woe-begone, gaunt, sad-looking
gentry, as made dismal .this place
for a few days succeeding the close of
the canvass, I hope I may never behold
again. Poor fellows! "O! for just one
drink! just a few drops, to help me quit!
just a few pecks of corn, or a few pounds
of bacon." Such, doubtless, were the
exclamations of many a poor fellow
who, during the "election days," was
the slave of strong drink and the dupe
of candidates and election manipulators.
often work their own reformation. The
recent debauching of the people, by
candidates, in order to success in the
canvass, has had the effect to create a
temperance sentimeut one so positive,
so strong, as to indicate that temperance
men will be brought out as candidates
for the ensuing election for Representa
tive. , The best men, without regard to
parties, are demanding a check to be
put to this debasing method of election
eering; and the necessity of frowning on
all schemes that pander to the depraved
nature of men.
THE TOLL GATE SWINDLE
is still unabated. The people are made
pay for passing over the most public
road in East Tennessee. If the money
forced from the people was expended on
the road one tenth of it we would have
a respectable thoroughfare of travel.
W hat becomes of it? The militia of Grain
ger county work the road for nothing,
and the people of Claiborne county pay
the Commissioners for the honor (I
reckon) of holding their offices. Well,
this is bad enough, but couple with this
unwarranted and unjust fleecing, the
circumstances and surroundings of the
collecting and you have insult added to
A STATE ROAD!
yet kept like a third class road, that
winds its way by moonshine distilleries.
The keeper is polite enough, but the lo
cation of such an office (is it not an of
fice, and in the interest of the State?) at
the door of a liquor denwhere lounge the
drunken and the base, to say the least of
it, is a shame an insult ! A pole, rest
ing on a fork and secured at the open
ing side to the stump of a sappling
tin's is the hindrance to passing over the
Satc road 1 this the taste that Tennes
see publishes fcr herself daily. Give us
a road and there will be no complaint as
opened last week. There were 80 stu
dents present. It is believed that we
shall have one hundred by the close of
the month. The Board of Trustees
have'repaired the old Tazewell College
buildings and made thera all that the
student could wish. All the rooms are
as neat as parlors. I have never seen
such energy displayed as has been by
the Board of Trustees. They not only
expended their money by hundreds, but
worked side by side by the em
ployed mechanics. I must give you the
names of thes-e gentlemen : A. L. Snow,
Eddie Eppes, B. McKinney, Tipton Cot-
trell, Dr. J. A. Divine, Gen. Fulkerson
and Mr. Cloud. Some of these gentle
men have laid down their work and
spent days riding over the country in
the interest of its school.
TOT! ADVANTAGES ;
of this Institution are equal to the Lest
colleges in East Tennessee or Southwes
tern Virginia The course is that of the
academic course of the University of
Virginia. Then think of tuition at $1
50 to $3 00; and board in the best of pil
vate families from $1 to $1 50 per week.
T- ' r -' A; b. c. ...
Messrs. J. T. & D. C. Morris an
nounce in thii issue a public sale of
personal property, consisting of
household and kitchen furniture, to
take place in Morristown, Mouday
oext. A good chance for bargains
SPIRIT OF THE DEMOCRATIC
Jndge Marks, the nominee, has never
been known as a politician, and for the
past eight years has been Chancellor of
the Eighth Division, to which position'
he was re elected at the election on the
first of August . He is a Kentuckian by
birth, but came to Tennessee when quite
a boy, receiving his education here and
being for some time a student in the
law office of Col. A. S. Colyar, who is a
distant relative of his, and subsequently
becoming a partner of that gentleman in
the practice of the legal profession. He
is now about forty years old. He serv
ed as Colonel in the Confederate army
during the late war between the States,
and commanded the 17th regiment of
Tennessee volunteers at the battle of Per
ryyille, where he lost a leg. He made an
excellent record as a soldier, and since
the war has risen to high rank as a
jurist." no is a speaker of much force
and ability, a strong thinker, and in all
other respects he will, we are confident,
prove acceptable to the people. His
election is we feel assured in no doubt.
He will receive the united support of
the Democracy of the State, and will
make an excellent Governer Knoxci'le
We know non. A. S. Marks. We
know him to be free and fearless, inde
pendent in thought and action, indepen
dent of any clique, ring or faction, a
man who prefers the right whate'er be
tide, and when elected Governor
is sure to be if he accepts the nomina
there w ill arise no place in his con
fidence for hangers on, charlatans and
rogues. Knowing him as such a man,
of Democratic honesty; realizing, also,
his personal popularity with the people
everywhere, and believing him strong
with the most reliable masses all over
the State, and feeling that he would be
a powerful factor in bringing about a
good old fashioned victory for our entire
State ticket, we are glad to endorse the
action of our State Convention in bring
ing his name before the people. Fay-
Judge Albert S. Marks, who has been
nominated by the Convention, is repre
sented to us by those who know him
well, as a man of extraordinary ability,
and strict and well-tried integrity. We
have no personal acquaintance with
Judge Marks, but he has for a long time
been the honored Judge of the Fourth
Chancery Division of the State, no
agrees to abide by the instructions of
the Convention. As he is the author of
the platform adopted, it is but natural
to suppose that his political views are
expressed therein; therefore, for the
present, we refer our readers to it for
further information. Paris Gazette.
In another column we publish the
Democratic Platform as adopted by the
late State Convention which convened
in Nashville. Within the recollection
of the oldest citizens it is pronounced
the best platform ever adopted by any
party in this Commonwealth, it is a
platform that we all can stand upon ; as
to questions of finance and State it
sounds no uncertain doctriues, a.id
everything tends to unite the party in
the future compaign. Rhea Springs
On this platform was placed one of
the strongest men in the State one who
brings to the support of his party a clear
and vigorous mind, a character unsul
lied by a single vice, and an address so
winning and prcpossessiag, that, had he
no other attractive quality, this would
alone suffice iogive him a strong hold ou
the affections of the people. . Ready in
debate and fully equipped for all the
exigencies of political controversy, he
will prove an adversary too formidable
for the opposition to combat. With such
a platform, and such a leader, the Demo
cracy of Tennessee will strike hands for
the common weal and march to certain
triumph in November. Marks and vie
tory are synonymous terms. FayetciUe
The distinguished member of the con
vention upon whom has descended the
honor of its choice for standard-bearer
in the Gubernatorial canvass, himself
sounded the timely key-note of Demo
cratic harmony in the earnest and im
passioned words with which he suppor
ted the majority platform submitted for
adoDtion. to the cautions construction of
which he had contributed his conserva
tive counsel in committee. Protracted
as was the struggle between the suppor
ters of particular favorites, there was no
mistaking the genuineness of the har
monious culmination. If there was
ever a convention unanimous in its
choice, that was a unanimous nomina
tion, and no supporters of that nomina
tion were more sincere in its advocacy
than the two gentlemen who had re
ceived successively the largest number
of votes on previous ballotings, the Hon.
John M. Fleming, of Knox, and the
Hon John A. Gardner, of Weakley
We commend the admirable speeches of
these gentlemen, printed elsewhere in
to-day s Issue, to the thoughtful consid
eration of the Tennessee Democracy.
The counsel they give, backed by the
unanimity and earnestness oi the con
vention, are worthy of Democratic
emulation. NadivtZU American.
Last week was an unfortunate one
for u, as well as for two other fel-low-creatures
in our town. We had
a five dollar bill to mysteriously dis
appear and all efforts to recover it
were ineffectual. As it was the last.
it is hard to forget and disagreeable
to think of. Mine host of the Grigs
by House was one of the other un
fortunates, to the amount of four
dollars, supposed to have been
dropped on the street, wnile a
workman at the new steam mill was
relieved of a new sixty-five dollar
watch, all of which is still in the
land of "the sweet bye-and bye."
The Republican State Convention
to nominate a candidate for Govern
or met at Nashville last Thursday.
Gov. II. S. Foote presided. After
wrangling over the adoption 'of a
platform, a dozen or moro names
were balloted for for Governor. An
East Tennessee delegate squealed
on Emerson Etheridge'a loyalty, ac
cusing him of having used this lan
guage In his canvass with Browalow:
Before I vote for the ' Kepublican
party, may the grass grow under my.
feet, the woods aeny me shelter, eartu
a grave and Heaven a God." Not
withstanding this, Etheridge receiv
ed the nomination ; but telegraphed
ds declension of it the next day. We
hardly think the Republicans will at
tempt anoth r nomination.
DEMOCRA TIC CONGRESSIONAL!
Pursuant to call, the Convention as
sembled in the Circuit Court room,
Jonesboro at 10$ o'clock on yesterday,
and was called to order by A. S. Dead-
erick, Esqr., District Chairman.
On motion, Jacob Hamilton, Esqr., of
Hawkins, was chosen temporary Chair
man, and W. D. McCrosky, Esqr., of
Sullivan, as Secretary. -
On motion a committee of one from
each county was appointed on creden
tials, as follows:
Dr. Jas. M. Cameron, of Carter; J-M.
Bewley, of Hamblen; J. K. Shields, of
Grainger; J. K. Treese, of Claiborne; G.
A. McLain, of Greene; F. D. Massengill,
of Sullivan; W, H. Taylor, of Washing
ton; J. E. Pursinger, of Unicoi; Wm.
Green, of Hawkins; W. J. McSween, of
Cocke; Jos. Sutherland, of Johnson;
Sam'l Chestnut of Hancock, and a com
mittee of one from each county was ap.
pointed on permanent organization. The
following are the committee: Thoa.
Curtin, of Sullivan; E. Simerly, of Car
ter; A. S. Deaderick, of Washington;
J. II, Robinson, of Greene; Alex Smith,
of Hawkins; Robt. Custer, of Hancock;
John E. Helms, of Hamblen; J. K.
Shields, of Grainger; J. N. Treese, of
Claiborne; J. E. Pursinger, of Unicoi;
Clay Shown, of Johnson.
The committee on permanent organ!
zation reported for permanent chairman,
Rev. W.B. Carter, of Carter, and W.
J. Pendleton, of Sullivan, as Secretary,
and all members of the Democratic
press, of the 1st District, assistant Sec
retaries. The report was adopted and
Rev. W. B. Carter was introduced to the
convention, and made a spirited speech,
which was ereatlv applauded. The
followimg committee on basis of repre'
scntation was appointed towit:
,C. J. St. John, of Sullivan; Jno. M.
Morrow, of Washington; and W. S,
Dickson, of namblen. offered two re
ports the majority report signed by
Messrs St. John and Morrow fixing the
basis of representation on the vote re-
ceived by Tilden, in 1876, was adopted,
which gave to each county the following
number of votes:
Carter, 4 votes; Claiborne. 8; Cocke, 8;
Grainger, 8; Greene, 19; Hamblen, 8;
nancock, 4; Hawkins, 13; Johnson, 2;
Sullivan, 19; Unicoi, 1; Washington, 14,
The old two-thirds rule was, on mo
tion, adopted; necessary to a choice,
The following were appointed as a
committee on platform : '
Jas. II. Robinson, of Greene, John E.
Helms, of Hamblen; W. W. Langhorne,
of Cocke, they submitted the following
platform which was adopted:
Re-affirming our devotion to the Un
ion, the Constitution and the time hon
ored principles of the Democratic par
ty, and insisting that ours should be
government of the people and for the
people, and believiug that the princi
ples and doctrines promulgated by the
Republican party are inimicable to the
liberties of the people, and tend to the
ultimate destruction of the Union and
Be it therefore, resolved:
1st. That the resumption act passed
by the Republican party is injurious to
the commercial and industrial interests
of the country, and we therefore de
mand its repeal.
2d. ResfAeed, That the present Nation
al Banking system enriches the Bond
holders at the expense of the Govern
ment and of the laborning classes, and
that the perpetuation of this sys
tem is a perpetuation of our National
Debt. We therefore demand ito uncon
ditional repeal, and have the substitu
tion of a Greenback currency equal ttf
the wants of trade, to be issued directly
by the Government and receivable on
public and private dues.
3d. Resolved, That we oppose the sys
tem so extensively followed by the Re
publican party of granting large tracts
of our public domain to private corpor
ations, thereby building up monopolies
at the expense of the people and de
tracting from the ligitimate resources
of the Government.
4th . Resdted, That we favor the re-
monitization of silver and the unlimited
coinage of the silver dollar.
5th. Resdoed, That we favor a
economy in me administration or our
State and National Governments.
James n. Robinson,
John E. Helms,
W. vV. Languorne. ,
The Chair then announced that nomi
nations were in order, whereupon
H. U. Ingersoll, of Greene, Chas. R.
Vance, of Sullivan, n. M. Folsom of
Carter, Wm. McFarland, of Hamblen,
and Robt. L. Taylor, of Washington,
were put in nomination, and the ballot
inir commenced. Want of space will
not permit us to report the result of
each ballot, 28 ballots in all were had,
during which the names of S. J. Kirk
patrick of Washington, F. M. Fulker
son, of Hawkins, Jas. T. Shields, of
Grainger, J. J. Barrett, of Cocke, and
O. C. King of Hamblen were before the
Convention, most of whom developed a
considerable degree of strength.
On the 28th ballot, R L. Taylor re
ceived 96 out of the 108 votes, which was
made unanimous by the convention.
Much enthusiasm was manifested, and
the utmost . good feeling prevailed
throughout; upon the announcement of
of Mr. Taylor's nomination, the Chair
appointed a committee . to wait upon
him and inform him of the fact. The
committee soon appeared with Mr. Tay
lor, aud escorted him to the stand, when
he was introduced to the convention by
Mr. Taylor in a few brief and perti
nent remarks thanked the Convention
for the honor conferred and accepted
the nomination, assuring his friends
that he would use every honest effort
for the success of their choice, at the
polls in November next; W. D. Hay
nes, Esq., of Sullivan was appointed
Chairman of the Executive committee
of the Democratic party of the 1st Con
gressional District and the following
County Chairman in the several 'coun
ties towit: ; 1 " "i
Carter, Dr. J. M. Cameron; Claiborne;
J. N. Treese; Cocke, D. L.Boyd; Grain
ger, Jno. K. Shields; Greene, Wm. R.
Brown; Hamblen, J. M. Bewley ; Han
cock, Henry Coleman; Hawkins, Henry
G. Smith; Johnson, Jos. Wagner; Sulli
van,'' W. D. McCrosky; Unicoi, J. - E.
Pursinger; Washington, -C. J.. Ly!e j
Resolutions tendering the thanks of the I
Convention to Rev. , W. B. Carter, for
the able, efficient aud impartial manner
n which he presided,' and a request that
the Democratic newspapers in the. Dis
trict, and the kuoxville Daily Tribune
publish proceedings, were adopted when
the Convention adjourned sine die.
Local Notes and Other News.
Bacon hams are scarce in this market.
Come to the - Gazette office for your
job work, V .' .5 . f i. )
Job wprk dpneajy.hi8 office , al way s
Pay your subscription and enjoy an
The new Supreme Court will meet at
Knoxville September 9th. ...
Refreshing showers cooled the atmos
phere Sunday. - ' -; --
The town is full of watermelons, but
prices hold comparatively high. ' -
The joyous school girl will, soon ap
pear tripping along our avenues.
The dried fruit trade has commenced'
and our merchants are brightening up.
A small, but extra-good, lot of horses
passed through our town Saturday, for
. You can get the Gazette for the next
three months for FIFTY CENTS.
Down with the money.
The Murphy movement at Greene
ille won about 530 to sign the pledge.
Mr. Leavenworth is now in Bristol.
Bring your job work to the Gazette
office, for we are prepared to do all kinds
of work at the lowest rates and prompt-ly-
A great many people are now on the
lookout for any kind of business that
has a little life left in it and will afford
a living '
Monsieur Tonson come again : Our sub
scribers who are in arrears are kindly
requested to drop in and pay up, as we
are in need of meney just at this time.
To be Happy The young, the mid
dle aged, and old folks sure should
use Greenhalge's 50c Hair - Restorer.
Sold by Geo. A. McNutt, Morristown.
The side walk and railroad track iu
front of the Cain House ha3 been newly
covered with gravel, and presents an im
proved appearance. --
Don't slight any part of your premis
es in cleaning up. Give particular at
tention to your back yards, privies and
Miss Sophia Stevenson, one of Knox-
ville's jewels, has been in the city for
week past, visiting her aunt, Mrs. G. A,
Wiggletalls can not stay in a cistern
where Bishop's Water Elevator and
Purifier is used; One can be seen at the
residence of the editor of the Gazette.
A trio of young gentlemen gave us
some delightful vocal music last Friday
night. We did not recognize the p.r
ties. but we return our thanks for the
Joe Cunningham had his skull frac
tured by Frank Horly, recently at Jones
boro'. Horly escaped and Cunningham
i rnnsii lercd fatallv wounded. The
parties are negroes.
A grand union picnic of the colored
people of Hamblen and Jefferson coun
ties was held at Mossy Creek last Satur
day. About 400 persons are reported
tk have been nrcsent. The day passed
off pleasantly without disturbance. ;
Said a gentleman last week to a num
ber of the colored jury : " George, how
did you fellows happen to fiad Younger
guilty ?" " Uow'd we happen to found
hiui suilty J ? Why we jis Jutd to fouiu
him guilty or give Mister Fulkerson the
Dr. D. B. Lenoir, of Lenoir Statioii,
Knox county, has donated one hundred
sacks of flour to the yellow fver suffer
ers at Memphis. This liberality is hear
tily seconded by the East Tennessee,
Virginia arul Georgia, and the Memphis
and Charleston railroads, by carrying
the flour to the BluS City free : of
charge. ' ' "' -
We have received fnin the Secretary
Maj. B. W. Wrenn, a complete list of
premiums to be awarded by the North
Georgia Stock and Fair Association
during the exhibition at Oglethrope
Park, Atlanta, commencing Monday,
Oct. 21st. Over $14,000 is offered in
Farmers who have such an abundance
of fruit this season, win nnd it more
profitable to dry it than to attempt to
dispose of it now. Dried fruit is of
course very low in the market now, but
when the winter comes it will command
a good price. It should not be forgot
ten that the, nicest and cleanest dried
fruit is in demand, when poorly handled
fruit cannot be sold.
Every one of our present subscribers
cau set us at least one compaign sub
scriber by a little effort in that direction
In this way the usefulness of the Ga
ZETTic can be greatly enhanced and the
Democratic party correspondingly bene
fitted. We hope' our friends will make
at least a slight effort to have our circu
lation increased, especially during the
Important political compaign just now
ristown, Tenn. Price $2 a year." A
larse. well printed paper, conducted bv
John E. Helms a practical printer who
knows how to make up a good pape r
and has sensa enough to know what
ought to be in it. Years and years ago
John was a good fellow. Hope be has
become still better as he has grown old
er. St. Louis Christian Advocate.
We thank our venerable and esteemed
friend, Dr. Mc Anally, for his kind and
nattering words, xears and years ago
we imbibed at his feet much of the
little sense we may have in the make up
of a newspaper, .Thirty years agone !
" High-o 1 wi cu but grieve
For the good old dmya of Adam sad Em.' ':
The serious illness of A. J. Donaldson,
Esq., announced in our columns last
week, resulted in his death on the even
ing of the 20th, inst. The funeral ser
vices, conducted by Revs. W. H.- Smith
and T. P. Summers, on the afternoon of
the 21st inst., at the MethodLt Church,
were appropriate; and well attended.
His remains were deposited in the Mor
ris' grave yard, in the suburbs of " our
town. - The deceased bad for many years
been a citizen of Morristown1 and - had
filled various official positions with fidel
ity. From the formation of Hamblen
county, he .had been a magistrate and
for a greater portion of the time Recorder
of this municip ality. In the discharge
of oSlclal duties he was prompt and
efficient. Our citizens did well in show-
ing eyeryjnark of respect to the deceas -
ed during his last and fatal illness.
Peace to his ashes. .
We call the attention of lovers of fine
pure bred poultry to" the advertisement
elsewhere of Mr. A.G. Jackson, Knox
.vLUe jfrho,.has made thebreeding.of
Brown Leghorn Chickens a specialty.
These fowls are celebrated for their lay
ing qualities, and are recommended as
having no superiors. , They are very
thrifty, and when grown are beautiful
birds. The cocks have very large combs,
standing erect, the hens a smaller comb
wuicu, wneu iuiij gruwu, uauga iu uuc
side. Taken altogether they are decid
edly handsome specimens of their spe
cies, as can be seen by examining those of
the same breed now in possession of the
editor of this paper. .
We have received a catalogue of Prof.
Knabe's Musical Academy, ; Knoxville,
Tenn., for the years 1877-78. ,. This de
servedly popular institution is under the
directorship of Prof. Gusti R. Knabe,
who stands at the head of the list of ac
complished musicians, and whose aim it
is to give thorough; and systematic in
struction, to make beginners acquainted
with the rudiments of music in the ve
ry hortest possible time, to instruct pi
ano ana organ students in the art oi
training the fingers and hands according
to the most approved methods, and to
initiate them into the beauties of good
music parlor as well as classic. The
catalogue contains the names 'of sixty
pupils, male and female, representing
the best families of the country. We
commend the Academy to those cspeci
ally who desire to fit thems'elvesi to be
come teachers of music. Address Prof.
Gust. K. Knabe, Knoxville, Tenn.
We have received the August number
of the " Annals of the Army of Tennes
see and Early Western History." The
most notable papers in this number are
Notes on Gen. E. Kirby Smith's Ken
tuckv Campaign, Ex-President Davis's
Reply to the Colyar paper, the Hamp
ton Roads Conference and the Evacua
tion of Nashville, the last mentioned be
ing an interesting and no doubt accu
rate account of the panic that succeeded
the fall of Fort Donelson and incidents
connected with the surrender of the city
of Nashville, written by Jno. Miller Mc
Kee, for many years editor of the Knox
ville Register, and an eye witness of what
is described. This number contains
other valuable contributions aud inci
dents of the late war which will be of
use to historians who shall hereafter
write a history of the war. It is a mont h
ly magazine, conducted by Dr. E. L
Drake and published at Nashville by A
D. Haynes, at $2 a year.
, We wish again to remind the people
of Morristown that Academies and Col
leges improve business, and supply an
amount of money which builds up trale
Trade employs more men in other
branches, aud thus the community
grows. ; Their influence is felt by the
rich and poor. If there is more trad
there is more work. If there is more
growth there is more houses to be built
IT there is learning auu culture, more
families will come, and there will be a
healthy growth resulting from that be
ginning, and the laborer, the mechanic,
the artisan, the merchant all feel it
Colleges and Academies make cultivated
substantial communities. Our children
grow up with better influences, more re
fined enjoyments, fewer temptations to
vice, more capacity for refined enjoy
ments, more training for earnest hard
work. Schools oi a high character en
tice immigrants, bring sturdy laborer.
skilled and educated laborers who will
not go where th'dr chiklren cannot have
advantages they have had themselves
They tend to draw a class of honest
prudent, go-a-head. live, law-abiding
laboring men, and men of all business
whom we need and want. The Morris
town Male and Female High Schools are
institutions as now organized offering
superior advantages fr a thor
ough and economical education, but i
we would accomplish their possibilities
our people must go earnestly and liar
moiiiously to work in aiding to extend
a patronage that will ' insure a perfect
success. The next session of the Mor
ristown Male aud Female School will
begin next Monday, September 2d.
. A LADY ELOCUTIONIST.
Miss V. D. Dowers, a native of Virgi
nia but who has for the past six or eight
years beei connected with flourishing
female schools in Memphis and othe
cities of this State, gave a public Read
ing to the citizens of Morristown last
Friday evening in the Methodist church
and was greeted by an intelligent and
appreciative audience. She delighted
all who heard her. Old and young left
the room at the conclusion of the enter
tainment feeling that , they were more
than paid for the small cost in spending
an exceedingly agreeable evening listen
ing to the trained, musical voice of a
refined, cultivated, modest lady. Her
selections were excellent and evidently
chosen to portray humanity iu its vari
ous phases of terror and bravery, grief
and humor. Her first selection was ''Ken
tucky Belle," where the terror of the
way dweller and her littler ones are ad
mirably pictured. - Then in "How we
nuuted a Mouse,' was terror of ano
ter sort so. ridiculousiy portrayed to na
ture as to call forth peals of laughter
from the sedatcst of the audience, ner
rendition of The Creed of the Bells"
was simply superb. There was an imi
tation of the echo of the bell notes as
reverberated among the hills which was
truly surprising, and when the last sound"
died away it seemed as if the strings of
a piano had been touched and left to vi
brate until the harmony descended to a
gentle tremor, causing the hearer to
wonder whether the accomplished read
er's vocal organs were not provided with
some musical pipes and valves not be
stowed upon other mortals. When she
imitated this or that denomination heli
cal 1 to worship, it was easy to guess
Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian or Me
thodist before she said iu But that sten
torian tinkle, "Salvation's free ! we tell I
we tell I" charged to the Method is tic
bell, was a poser and brought down the
house. - Miss Bower is certainly an ar
tiste of no .mean ' order. A young lady
of noble presence, noble manner, noble
aspirations, with: a voice not only ex
quisitely flexible , and sympathetic, but
also of unusual compass and power. We
understand ii is her intention r to cive
readings in various - towns and summer.
resorts ;of t,tUUi division,,; ; We, a4vhe
everybody who has tha opportunity to
go and hear her. . , '
The Farm for sale or exchange is a
ve.y dctiiable one.
KEEP. IT BEFORE THE PEOPLE.
The Radical Republican party is for
centralization. . . ,
The Radical Republican party preach
es the "Gospel of Hate."
The Radical Republican party has
The Radical Republican party has fill
ed the land with blood and misrule.
The Radical Republican party is op
posed to the people settling their own
The Radical, Republican party is op
posed to the people ruliug. -
The Radical Republican party oppo
ses investigations ot au sorts, just be
cause the evil fear the light of day.
The Radical Republican party favors
a tyrant for a third term and a traitor to
ride behind him. In other words Grant
and Key. ' -
The Democratic party favors the edu
cation of the masses. Hence it says so
in its platform.
The Constitutions of all the States
were made by Democrats, .bach one
favors a good free school system. Ergo,
the Democratic party is sound on edu
cating the children of the poor. Hurrah
The Radical Republican party mana
cled the South and robbed it. The
Democratic party gave it home rule and
freedom. The South i3 solid.
The Radical Republican party has fel
lows in it who are stepping aside to or
ganize National societies in order to de
feat the Democracy. They are spotted.
They are as harmless as doves, but not
as wise as serpents, by a thundering
sight. ' ' : .
The Radical Republican party, in the
interest and pay of the Money Power,
struck down silver. The Democrats will
fully restore it to the people.
An exchange says: "We suppose
many people think that the newspaper
men are persistent duns. Let a farmer
place himself in a similar business posi
tion and see if he would not do the same.
Suppose he raised one thousand bushels
of wheat, and his neighbor should come
and buy a bushel, and the price was a
small matter of only two dollars or less,
and the neighbor says, "I will band yon
the money in a few days." As the farm
er did not want to be small about the
matter, he says all right,' and the man
leaves with the wheat Another comes
in the same way until the whole one
thousand bushels of wheat are trusted
out to one thousand- different persons,
and not one of the purchasers concerns
himself about it, for it is a small amount
he owes the farmer, and of course that
would not help him any. He does not
realize that the farmer has fritted away
all his large crop of wheat, and . that its
value is due him in a thousand little
driblets, and that he is seriously embar
rassed in his business because his deb
tors treat it as a small matter. But if
all would pay him promptly, which
they could do as well as . not, it would
be a very large amount to the farmer,
and enable him to carry on bis business
without difficulty. The above compari
son is too true of the difficulties that
the newspaper man has to contend
with." . .-.
A prize fight between women took
place at Cohridge, near Hanley, England,
a tew weeks ago. They were both mar
ried and with families. They tied up
their hair aud a ring was formed, each
woman having her partisans. Teeth as
well as fists were freely1 used, and, after
three rounds, one of the wretches was
severely bitten and retired.
To t7ie Public
It is pretty generally known that my
name has been mentioned as a candidate
to represent the counties of Hamblen
and Grainger in the next Legislature.
Nothing but a sense of duty ever induc
ed me to become a candidate, and now
a stronger sense of duty forces me to
withdraw my name. The continued ill
health of my family renders it impera
tively necessary that I remain at home;
consequently, it would be Impossible
for me to make the canvass. I deeply
regret that I should be forced to take
this step, but I feel that my first duty
is to my family. To my friends I re
turn my sincere, heart-felt thanks for
the encouragement I have met, and as
sure them that it shall bo one of my
proudest aims in life to prove that their
confidence was not misplaced.
H. M. Shekwook.-
THE UNDERSIGNED IN
tending to decline boose-keeping wiU offer t
PUBLIC SAXE, ou the premises, on ilium ttroet,
iu Morristown, on - '
Monday, September 2d. 1878,
at 12 oV.ock ni., the following pergonal proper
ty, to-wit : . , -,','
HcMold ani Kitchen Furniture,
cousin ting In part of Bedstead and Bedding, one
Wardrobe, one Hafe, oue Wheeler ft VViiaou Hewing
Machine, one Diuiug-Table, Chain, Carpet, Pic
tures, Mirrors, one Cooking Stove and fixtures,
lot of Queeaeware, Barrels aud other property not
nacessaary to enumerate .
Credit of three months will be given on all sums
above live Dollars, the purchasers giving notes
with approved aecuritv, bearing iuterext from day
of sale at G per cent, ; tnuta leas than Five Dollars,
cask will be required. No property to be removed
until terms of sale are complied with. '
J. T. & D. C. MORRIS.
Morristown, Teun., Aug. 26, 1878.
For Sale or Exchange !
A Valuable Farm.
A VALUABLE FARM, CON
Uining 100 acres 75 under cultivation an4
35 in good woodland situate 14 mile east of Mor
r in town, near the K. T., Va. Jt Ga RH is offered
for sale, ou reasonable terms, or will be exchanged
for property elsewbere. good frame dwelling
houe. Wiih 6 rooms, and necessary out-buildings
are appropriately situated on the place. Ah-o so
excellent orchard of about 18 acres peaches,
Ieara, apples aud cherries. f .
Jfor further information apply at wis omce.
, MORRISTOWN j ;
Male 1 asi Femilp; Hili;;golsoL
t EEV. T F. 8CMJIEE3.: A. 31., frlneipal Fe
K. A., uiwttl, fuawaaon JOUtse;, numipw
Mate Departuieut. : . .
( w'ita oris ot eouipeteut amialaou is oom
partuient. - ...,-..
UTit. Jt, S.' wtwu, iuerw mush;.
' The next Sesaioa couvtuuuos tue fintt Monday
la sptxmbtr, 187S. " ' 1
Xn Depart tuouta are lauKUC ra at-panse omui-
t or particular aJdrets tue Frtnoipais.
T. P. SUMME8S,
U. A. LOWtlY.
Aug. 28, U78-U
BEQTYN XEGUOItN CHICKENS.
I have a nice lot of the above kind of
chickens, which I have bred with great
care, and can safely say they are pure. I
only breed one kind of chickens; so there
is no possibility of them being mixedl
I will sell In pairs or trios at much less
than the same quality "of birds cau" be
bought for. East For descrfption aad'
price address ;
aug 28 tf ,
A.- O. Jackson, 1
THE " MDBRISTOWN MARBLE,
WHAT IS SAID OF IT.
Letter from Prof. Saford.
Nashville, Tenn., )
Sept. 21, 1874. )
Dr. M. Cabbiger : Dear Sir Yours
of the 13th inst. 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.
JAS. M. SAFFORD.
Geologist of the State of Tenn.
Letter from C. T. P. Jfarnagin.
, Mossy Creek, Tenn., )
Noy. 13, 1877. f .
Dr. M. Carriger : Sir After hav
ing gotten out and published 125 speci
mens or marble for the Mate Museum
at Nashville, I pronounce your marble,
for monumental purposes, far superior
to any of them in compactness, hard
ness ana durability, in these respects
it surpasses the Italian and Vermont
marble. Nothing short of the general
conflagration will destroy it.
U. T. P. JARNAGIN.
We keep constantly on hand
a full stock of Morristown Mar
ble ; also of Italian and Ameri
can Marble. Persons Avauting
Tombstones or Monuments,
will be furnished any kind de
sired. Orders respectfully so
licited. M. CARRIGER, .
Proprietor Morristown Marble Works,
July iu 78 ly
Recommended by the Press.
It is a source of much pleasure and
gratification to notice articles as . the
following which appeared in a recent
number of the Patriot and Herald, pub
ishedat Marion, Va:
Seven Sprino "Iron and Alum
Mass." This celebrated preparation is
daily adding to its already justly won
celebrity - From all sections of the
country, we receive the most favorable
accounts of its great efficacy. It has
been used with the most satisfactory
results by a great number of our citizens,
for various diseases, such as Soar Throat,
Erysipelas, Dyspepsia and a variety of
chronic anecuons. Pieariy every one
who has tried it, speak of it as a wonder
ful specific. As for my own experience,
I can truly say, that I have never fosnd
such a speedy and effective remedy for
disordered stomach and Siak Headache.
If properly used it will certainly Believe
these unpleasant complaints in an as
tonishingly brief Bpace of time. With
our personal knowledge of its medical
virtues, and knowing the soiree from
whence it is obtained, as well as a per
sonal acquaintance with the manufac
tures, we can confidently recommend
its use to any who may be afflicted as a
safe and reliable family medicine.
For Dr. Dupcan's Worm Syrup it is
is sure, safe and pleasant to take, and
never fails. Try it. For sale by U. A.
To all persons who are troubled with
old Unn, Boils, Cuts, Burns, Piles,
Ring-Worm, Tetter, Frost Bite, Cbaped
Lips r Hands, and all eruptions of the
Skin, can be instantly cured, by using
Dr. C. t. Duncan's Ointment with Car
boTS: 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 SOKE BACKS,
Shoulders or Scratches, cured instantly.
Try it. For sale by Q. A. McNTJTT.
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 BXIXIR,
is far superior to any and all prepara
tions that has ever been used in tho
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
fleasant to take and perfectly harmless,
'hysicians are prescribing and recom
mending it every where. PlilCE 50 eta.
Prepared by C. P. Duncan. ,
BETTER THAN QUININE.
, For the speedy and certain cure of all
malarial diseases, no medicine has been
yet invented equal to Dr. C. I. Duncan's
celebrated Chill Tonic, It contains no
nrsenic, strychnine, or quinnlne, in any
form; consequently it produces none of
the bad effects which so commonly re
sult from the life of those mineral and
poisonous niediciues. Duncan's Chill
Tonic purines and builds the impover
ished Blood, gives tone and strength to
the whole system-r-one bottle equal to
Three Dollars' worth of Quinnine. For
sale by Q. A. McNUTT, Morristown.
A DISEASED LI VEB. j
; 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 Ihe head, loss of appe
tite, bad tate in mouth, heartburn, ten
derness or fullness over the region of
the 6tomacli, cramp colic, cbntivenesa,
palpitation of the heart, pain in the
back, sides and limbs, and all diseases
peculiar to females. We can say to our
frieiidrt that the above medicine la just
what it is represented to be, and is pro
nounced by 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 ever
sold. Knowing it to be- purely1 vege
table, we cau recennmend it to our suf
fering friends. Price 75 cents. For
sale by O. A. McNUTT, Morristown.
STOP THAT PAIN. "
Cramp Colic, ' Diarrhoea, Flur,' and
all affections of the Stomach and Bowels
can be relieved by using Dr. Duncan's
Liniment. It never fails cure Head
ache, Toothache,. Khuiuatism, Neural-
f ia, Sprair.6, and i'rui.ies in man.
IORSES with Colic, Botta, or Sweeny
can be cured instantly. I 'or sale by U.
A. McN UTT, Morristown. -
! TRY Dr. C. T. Duncan's celebrated
Vegetable Liver Pills a ftire cure for
headache, swimming la t':e head, bad
tate !n the mouth, pains in the back,
h)e, chest and limbd. Nothing better
for constipated 'bow-cia, tsour stomach
and tenderness over the tvion of stom
ach. One box will go fu shcr than two
boxes f any other pill. : WiU act on
tho liver as well as blue nsuss or calom
el. (Warranted.) Try tfcem. For sale
by U. A. McNUTT, Mori blown .
mch 13 ly.