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THE EORRISTOWH GAZETTE WEETTESEAY, JSX. 29, 1879. - " After preparing a portion of the matter for this issue the editor was called from home last week x be absent several daysv The bill to increase the pay of juror?, was killed in the Legislature last Saturday. Scholastic popnlation of Tennes see January 1, 1879, is put down: White males, 173,204; white females, 163,247 ; total whites, 336,631 ; col ored males, 56,829 ; colored females, 55,158 ; total colored, 111,987 ; grand total, 448,618, which is an increase of 6,160 over the population of last year. ' Nine Legislatures elected United States Senators on the 21st. Roscoe Conkling was elected in New York, General Logan in Illinois, Dan Voor bees in Indiana, J. Don Cameron io Pennsylrania, General Shields and Colonel Vest in Missouri, Wilkinson Call in Florida, Zeb Vance in North Carolina, and Orville H. Pratt in Connecticut. In Wisconsin Matt Carpenter was elected on the 22d. GOV. MARKS MESSAGE. Clarksville Tobacco Leaf. Gov. Marks was inaugurated on the 16th inst. with the u9ual impos ing ceremonies. Hie message is de voted almost entirely to the state debt, the greater and most important part of which we publish, and regret that we have not the space this week to criticise it as fully as we think it deserves. He goes fully into the history of the state debt, taking it by sections, divisions and classifications, etc., discussing the merits of each, telling which is possible to settle and which is impossible to adjust, and describes the modus operayidi by which great frauds were perpetrated in creasing this debt. No one doubts that there were frauds and irregulari ties committed in the creation of a large part of this debt. This quea tion has been discussed again and zain for the past ten years. But we shall not here attempt to discuss these wrongs. The question is, will it not cost the State more to settle the debt in the manner prescribed by Gov. Marks than it will to accept the proposition offered by the bondhold ers, and let the dead past remain buried? If the Governor has found a just and honorable solution of the ques tion, we shall be very much gratified, but we greatly fear that kis recom mendations, if followed, will involve the matter in still greater complica tions and the State in endless litiga tioa and trouble. Of course, in a le gal test of the bonds, the State would be honorably bound to pay whatever judgment the bondholders might ob tain, and then if judgment goes against the railroads, the State will be expected to refund the amount paid into the treasury by the roads for their release, and if not adverse to the railroads, the State is bound, haviag assumed the debt and releas ed the roads. It ia unfortunate that Gov. Marks did not discuss these views before the people when a candidate for the high office he now holds; then the people could have voted intelligent ly upon the question and saved the cost of an extra session of the Legis lature, as he recommends. MOXSIE Uli TOXSOX. The Memphis Herald notices the persistent re-appearance of a bien nial nuisance, humbug and fraud upon the tax-payers of the State, and gets at the marrow of the thing as follows : Regularly when the General Assem bly convenes, the Commissioner re ceives letters making inquiries about Tennessee, some times from' Europe, then from the West, and again New England, -in fact from all parts of the globe combined, showing that the wri ters have heard of Tennessee, and only want more information, or cheaper land, or money to pay their railroad fare, to bless this aecti6n with their presence. This, of course, answers the purpose for which it is intended, which is to show that Tennessee would go to the "dem nition bow-wows." if it were not for the aforesaid expensive Bureau and its in comparably adroit chief ; and the cred ulous members are induced to fix up the appropriations or else,' as it is hoped in this case, to continue the existence Of a useless sahd: expensive humbug. Is the condition of Tennessee, as a State un able ta pay; her . debts,, : or of her .people unable to "pay taxes, 6uch as is likely to make people from abroad flock into onr cities, towns or counties ? And is not -Tbeblll to regulate and equalize the salaries of certain public officers which passed the Senate on its third reading last Wednesday by a vote of 21 to 4, j provides in the first section that no Clerk of the Supreme Court, Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Clerk of the Criminal CoUrt, Clerk of the County Court,' Col lector of Revenue, Trustee, 'District At torney for the State, Treasurer,- Seere taryjif Jstale, or . Comptroller shall f c- ccive directly, or indirectly, from the fees emolument or perquisites of his of fice, more than two thousand dollars per annum. -The second section requires aH'such fflcere td make settlement un der oath on the first Mondays in January and July of each year. If a State offi cer, with the Comptroller, and if a coun ty officer, with the County Judge, .or Chairman, and to pay over to their re spective counties all fees received by them in excess of said amount. . The third section makes it a misdemeanor for any officer to make an incorrect re turn, and provides for a fine of not less than $500, and that the office be declar ed vacant. : LEGISLATIVE POPPYCOCK. , From the Gallatin Examine .J -The various bills and resolutions already introduced into the Legisla ture are by the score. Each mem ber is seeking to make capital at borne among his constituents. He wants to point triumphantly to his record on the Journal where be made an effort to retrench. AH this is tne very height of "poppjaock." The dictionaries do not define what is the exact meaning of the word, but its signification is understood. It is the very opposite of sincerity and truth. It is bosh. It is bumbug. It is an attempt to throw dust in the people's yes to make believe you are one thing when you are another. There are poppycock orators, preach ers, editors and legislators. They are all on the gush. They abound in the Legislature just now, and are in high feather. There are more now than ever before and they are a set of humbugs from the crown of their heads to the sole of their feet. There is no sincerity at all in their motions to cut everybody else's sal ary down, for they never touch their own. The pay of a member of the Leg islature is four dollars a day (includ ing Sundays when they do no work, but loaf around town) for the term of seventy-five days. That is at the rate of $1,465 per annum. In addi tion they receive 10 cents per mile for mileage, both coming and going. Everybody knows that the rail road fare in Tennessee is from four to five cents per mile. The mem ber from Sullivan in the eastern part of the State travels 788 miles for which he gets $126.08. This should be added to his pay and makes the handsome sum of $1,591.08, and all the other members of the Legisla ture draw in proportion. It cost the member from Sullivan (if be paid anything at all) not more than half of his mileage to come and go home. But the truth is, we understand, that the members do Dot expend a cent for mileage, but go "dead-headed" upon every railroad line in the State. A few may expend a small amount oo reaching railroad lines. The mileage of the Legislature nmounts to $3,653 ovev 36,532 miles. It does not cost half this to pay the mileage of members if paid at all. The allowance or ten cents per mile might have been well enough in old stage days, but not now. It was never the intention to allow more than the actual cost of travel. Now the 'poppycock" comes in just here, that the patriotic members of the Legislature are very econom ically disposed when it comes to re trenching everybody else's pay but their own. They have a great spite at the Judges and Chancellors and wish to reduce them from $2500 to $1800, and like reductions in the pay of really everybody else ex cept themselves. There is not a Judge in the State who does not do ten times more brain work than they do in their little short sessions of a few hours, and yet they hold on to their own pay at the rate of over $1500 per annum. Two dollars per day would be big pay for what they are really worth to the country. A great many people don't believe that they are worth anything at all. The great majority of them are like so many bulls in a china shop, and do far more damage than good. Of course we except from these strio tures a number of excellent and com petent members in the Legislature who honor their positions, but they are powerless to have any control over the heterogeneous elements that prevail. Board can be had at Nashville for from $16 to $20 per month and at good houses. We propose that the present Legislature show their faith by their works and cut down their pay to the same standard they fix for others. No one will believe in their consistency if they do not. They must quit blowing hot and cold at the same time. Now we predict that this precious Legislature will reduce every salary in the State that they can. and won't touch their owa a red cent. And every one in the State (except them selves) will eay that we used the correct word when we wrote it down the "PoDDveock Lesislature" .of 1879," that don't scare worth a cent when it cemes to goiing every other mart's bull it can, but when their own is gored think it entirely a different matter, and give a big squeal. Press dispatches from New York say that Judge Hilton was approached some weeks ago by the representative of a well-known firm of lawyers in that city in reference to the restoration of A. T. Stewart's body. This the lawyer said could be effected upon certain condi tions ( .First, that, $100,000 in cash should be paid down when the body was produced ; second, that absolutely no questions should be asked further than was necessary for the absolute identifi cation of the body ; third, that a pledge of honor should ' be 'given that no at tempt should be made to trace or arrest the robbers. Negotiations upon this ba sip were begun and concluded ten days ago. Fifty thousand dollars In cash, in stead of the one hundred thousand dol lararst asked, was paid- The identifi cation of the remains was entirely satis factory, and the body was taken to its present resting place. Exactly where the body now is, is unknown, but as to the above facts, the information was positive that Mrs. Stewart had herself given them in full detail and with no reservation. . - , TEE LEGISLATURE. In the Senate, on the. 20th, the resolu tions regarding a settlement of the debt werediscussed by Senators Savage, of Warren, Smith, of Davidson, and Wil son, of Sumner. Senator Savage main tained that the bonds were issued ia vio lation of the Coristit'utionHof the United States, and no Court had jurisdiction orer them.J'naJwas,wining " to compro mise at 33 cents immediately, but was satisfied that no measure of compromise could be carried in the Senate. Sena tor Smith thought it evident that the dis cussion would result in no good. The proposition to compromise at 60 cents placed too high a figure on it. Senator Wilson favored a postponement. He was satisfied the people would not repu diate the debt. The resolution submit ting the question of a settlement to a vote of the people was adopted 18 Sen ators voting in the affirmative and 6 in the negative. In the House, they unan imously adopted the resolution of Rep resentative Hawkins, calling on Gover nor Marks to famish proof establishing his charges of corrupt Radical legisla tion. The resolution as passed is as fol lows : Whereas, It is asserted by the Gover nor in his message read before the Sen ate and House of Representatives of the the Forty-first General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, on the 17th day of January, 1879, that the facts with regard to the issuance of bonds to insolvent roads subsequently officially developed in connection with the journals of the two Houses, show that appropriations were refused unless the members were paid to make them. It appears that with the proceeds of bonds so sold, a minister of the Gospel was employed to manipulate members of the Legislature, etc.; and Whereas, So grave a charge emanat ing from so high a source as the Gov ernor of the State, demands our atten tion ; and Whereas, In its present attitude it castsaclsud over the reputation of all the members of the General Assembly referred to ; and, Whereas, inis lienerai Assembly is neither inclined to screen the guilty nor see obloquy cast upon the innocent ; and Whereas, The exposure of bribery and corruption is ever commendable , there fore, Resolved, That the Governor be and is hereby further requested to lay before the Senate and House of Representa tives of the Forty-first Generai Assem bly of the State of Tennessee all the pa pers and documents in his possession es tablishing said charge, (if not inconsis tent with the public welfare.) Resolved, That the Governor be and is hereby further requested to commun icate to this General Assembly any and all evidences of bribery and corruption not documentary ia his possession which may assist the General Assembly in in vestigating the regularity and irregular ity of the issuance of the bonds referred to. In the Senate, on the 21st, the follow ing bills passed their third readings, and were sent to the House : To change the line between the coun ties of Jefferson and Hamblen. To amend the act of March, 1875, to more cheaply collect State, county and muni cipal taxes, so as to read "the first Mon day of the tenth month " instead of "first Monday of the third month." In the House, the following new bills were introduced : By Mr. Butler To save costs to the State. By the same To amend section 2813 of the Code. By Mr. Trent To change the line between Hawkins aid nancock counties. By Mr. Cain To secure the collection of costs in criminal cases. By the same To regulate the summoning of jurors. and to secure impartial trials of courts. House joint resolution to provide for the honorable adjustment of the State debt by the acceptance of the fifty cents proposition from the bondholders. Mr. Alexander moved to lay the resolution on the table. Carried by the following vote : Ayes Alexander, Alston, Anderson, Andrews, Ballafant, Beasley, Brickell, Brewder, Buchanan, Burnett, Dinning, Driver, Duncan, Gardner, Gregg, Hall, Hawkins, Haynes, Haynie, Hearn, Holl man, Jones, Ledbetter, Lester. Lewis, Loague, Lowery of Bradley, Lowry of Warren, Lytle, Manson, Mathes, Mc Quary, Nixon, Ordway, Pickett, Poston, Ramsey, Reynolds, Roark, Roosa, Sam ples, Stovall, Shute, Smith, Snodgrass, Sugg, Tyson, Warner, Yancy, York, Speaker Fowlkes 51. Noes Baker, Bearden, Cain, Duggan, Dyer, Harwell, Maccabe, Mahoney, Mc Gaughey, Shelley, Trent, Wiltze, Wright 13. Messrs. Aimison, Brinkley, Bryan, Butler, Carden, Cunningham, Pearson, Ross, W atkins and Wilson were absent or did not vote. House resolution, as follows : Resolved, that the recommendations of His Excellency, Gov. Porter, contain ed in his message to this General Assem bly, touching the adjustment of the State debt, meet our hearty approval, and we hereby declare it to be the sense of this House that the propositions here tofore made by our creditors for the abatement of a large amount of the State's indebtedness, are reasonable and liberal on their part and should be ac cepted without delay by the General As sembly. Mr. Lytle moved to lay the reselutlon on the table. Carried, by the following vote : Ayes Messrs. Alexander, Alston, An drews, Ballafant, Beasley, Brickell, Brinkey, Browder, Buchanan, Burnett, Cunningham, Dinning, Driver, Duncan, Gregg, Hall, Hawkins, Haynes, Haynie, Hearn, Hollman, Jones, Ledbetter, Lew is, Loague, Lowery of Bradley, Lowry of Warren, Lytle, Masoa, Mathes, Mc Quary, Nixon, Ogilvie, Ordway, Pick ett, Ramsey, Roark, Samples, Stovall, Shute, Tyson, Yancy, York, Speaker Fowlies 44. Noes Messrs. Baker, Bearden, Dug gan, Dyer, Harwell, Lester, Maccabe, Mahoney, McGaughey, Pearson, Poston, Reynolds, Shelley, Sugg, Wiltze.Wright 16. Messrs. Aimison, Anderson, Bryan, Butler, Cain, Carden, Gardner, Ross, Roosa, Smith, Trent, Warner, Watkias and Wilson absent or not voting. Late Washington dates say the tele graphic reports of the probability of an extra session of Congress sent hence are not based on facts. There is no desire on the part of the Democratic Senators to force an extra session solely to get control of about one hundred and forty offices attached to the Senate patronage. These statements are telegraphed to cre ate the impression that the Democratic party is one of spoils, and with the hope that there will be some foolish , enough to believe so. On the contrary the Democrats will do everything they can to prevent an extra session, so, as to avoid even the possibility of the charge which is now so assidously Imputed to them. ; LETER FR Oil '' (JLINCH" A GLANCE A T TEE LEGISLA TUBE I COL. U. F. CUMMINS. Na8hviixb, Tesn., Jan. 19, 1879. To the Editor cf the Morristown Qeaette l- . Taking advantage of t "short "fur- lough".nowed jne by our kind hearted Warden this evening, I made a hasty run up to the Capitol In search for n item for my familiar' and esteemed home-paper, the Gazettb. ' ' I first visited the House of Represen tatives, but found it vacated by all ex cept the standing committees, who were up to their chins iq bills and resolutions already introduced and referred ; it seems that the time of the legislators is pretty evenly divided in introducing bills, making speeches or them, and dis secting them in committee rooms. The names of Hon, T. C. Cain, S. D. Trent, Pearson, of Hawkins, R. R. Butler, Dr. Mahoney, Sam Dyer, all appear on the lists of the various House committees and all seem industriously intent on doing something to earn their per diem and mileage . . A bill has passed the House to appoint a committee to investigate the State debt and bond question, instructed to make a full and exhaustive report, with facts and figures for the inspection of the "dear people." I next visited the Senate chamber, where I found the Honorable giants at work Senator Tolley's resolution to in vestigate the State debt, being the sub ject of consideration. Tolley and Sav age did principally all the talking while I was in the ball, with an occasional in terruption by Senator Clapp. They all three spoke in favor of repudiating all or part of the debt, but couldn't agree on the method by which it should be consummated or, in other words, each seems to want the leadership in the Sen ate. Our Senator Patton don't make a great many speeches, but he is always at his desk, a faithful watcher, and in voting, is always right on the record; bin friends who sent him here, may rely on his doing his duty faithfully to his constituents and the State. Col. John K. Miller and R. C. Sam sell, are also steady at their desks, and put In their votes for "State Credit" ev ery time. Your complimentary editorial notice of Seeator Ewing's picayune economy, created quite a buzz in the Senate last week. Your friends all say you served him right, nit him again. Hon. Robt. L. Taylor, "our Bob," accompanied by Dr. Sevier, of Jones boro, and Nat. M. Taylor, are in the city for a few days. Mr. Taylor's fame came here before him, and he is consid ered the hero of the period, and lionized by crowds wherever he goes. One peculiar trait of Bob Taylor, possessed by few in his position, is be ing the same "Bob" everywhere you meet him ; although he is now the most famous man in the Congress of the United States, here in Nashville, sur rounded by the most prominent men in the State, he has just as kind a recogni tion, as warm a shake of the hand, and as much attentive kindness for an hum ble mortal like "Clinch," as he had when canyassing my native mountain coun try, and asking the votes of such hoo- siers as myself. Gov. Marks has made no appoint ments at this writing ; waiting, I sup pose, to see how many offices will be abolished by the legislature. All us convict drivers, and in fact ev ery one acauainted with Col. n. F. Cummins, our present efficient Warden of the penitentiary, earnestly hope he may be retained in that position by Gov. Marks. We think a change would risk getting a less worthy or efficient Warden, while a better.offlcer cannot be selected for the place. Respectfully as ever, "Clinch." We take the privilege, unsolicited, of endorsing heartily that portion of the above letter complimentary to Col.H. F. Cummins, and to express the hope that he will be retained in the position he now holds as Warden. We were an eye witness to much of the manoeuvring and contest in the legislature two years ago over the lease of this Democratic elephant. Col. Cummins was Warden then and was fully posted as to its worth and capacity as an institution of relief to the tax pavers. His statement to the Senate and House was taken as a ba sis of valuation by bidders, which final ly resulted in the large price of $70,500 being paid for its control, which, with the sum saved in the transportation of convicts from the jail to the prison, will be a relief, annually, to the tax payers of more than $80,000. For the first time in its history the State . now derives a moneyed benefit frem the prison .The statement Col. Cummins made to the legislature as to "what could be done in the penitentiary," is now being done, and the result is the large sum we have mentioned as going into the treasury for the benefit of the tax payers of the State. Col. C, more directly than any other man, was instrumental in securing this bonanza for the people, and as he has proved a most vigilant and efficient offi cer we trust he will be retained in his present position. THE SOSQ TII3 LITTLE SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHOLARS BIND. Lives of great men all remind us That we can make our lives sublime By charging mileage, a la Ewing, Or stealing from a clerk's per diem. And that virtuous little Sunday school children should actually imbibe such er roneous ideas of morals, or of the sub limity of Senatorial fame like Ewing's, is what brings the limpid secretions flooding from our lachrymal gland. . Gov. Marks has signed the bill, passed to him from Gov. Porter, cutting down the salary of the Governor, from $4,000 to $3,0u0. The question arises,, will it affect his own salary for the term which he has just entered on. Referring te the matter the Gallatin Examiner says: "'" But we are utterly amazed that a ma jority of the Legislature should think, that they have the power to alter the salary of Judge Marks after he has been elected Governor. The constitution is in the way. He was elected by the peo ple at a salary of $4,000 per annum, and it is a contract that can no more be set aside by the Legislature than a contract between any two persons. It takes two to make a bargain and the bargain has been made between the people and Judge Marks. The constitution clearly provides that the salary of an officer can be "increased or diminished during the term for which a person had been elect ed. Verily, we have a prodigous num ber of Dogberry's in the present Legis lature. : MORE OF TATE'S TROUBLES. EHWA RD TELLS ABO UTJEE, E7- A TURK Wolf Cheek Tiurs., Jan. 1879. T the Idltor of the HorrieUw Oasetto: , v There are ' ' ' - - ; - - Many birds of many kinds." The last line of the above poem has nothing to do with the following. I am almost afraid to. continue my pieces. I know they are good, but I aai afraid of "softening" of the brain. I would like te know bow your readers liked my last piece on the dump car and dog.' I have asked everybody I have seen 'and most of them seemed rather indiffer ent. I was very anxious to see that pa per. I waited at the post-office i Ions time, and it came just before leaving time, but I was determined not to leave the town until my fami ly enjoyed that piece. So when the paper came out I ran off tip home reading and laughing until I got near the bouse, whea I put the pa per in my pocket. When I ran Into the house I met my wife; she saw me laughing, and said she would bet the schedule bad been changed. But I said, "My dearest partner of greatness," I have only about five minutes to stop, and that I must see all the family together before I go She said I was joking, I seemed in such an uncommon good humor. But I told her I was in earnest and must see them. Then she sot scared and thought I was going to run away or commit suicide. 1 told her it was narry one of them. So she went and waked up my brother-in-law and her sister who were taking an evening nap, and sent over to Mr. Rowe'e and had the children brought borne, and they all got in the re-om and waited for the curtain to rise. I told them I wanted to read something to them, and after laugh ing awhile, I began. I bad read about one third of the piece when my wife said she had to make some light bread, and got up and went to the kitchen. I was so much delighted and tick led I didn't notice what was going on until I got nearly done, when got to coughing aud bad to stop, and I looked round and nay brother-in- law was fast asleep ; but I enjoyed every word before I stopped any more, only to laugh a little after each sentence. When I was done, my wife's sister looked up and asked what it was about. Said she didn't understand. I was in euch a way laughing I couldn't talk much, but told her the best I could, and she promised me if she bad time the last of the week she would read it, if the paper wasn't destroyed. 1 have had more fun reading that niece than ever I had in mv lif Whenever I look at that paper burst into a fit of uncontrollable laughter. If I was in church and you were to come in, I would be sure to laugh because I would think about that piece. I laugh sometimes until can't stand up, and then I lie down on the floor and laugh. At first got my clothes soiled, but I have learned now and before I take up the paper I put down a blanket and pillow, and put on my gloves, and thea I read and laugh until the tears come in my eyes. I was that way yesterday, when we stopped at New port and Col. D. A. Mima came in to get the news, and when he saw me be asked what was the matter he thoueht I was sick. I couldn't speak but pointed to the piece in the paper and he jerked it up and read t "More of Tate's Trouble Explains About the Doq, &c," and then he thought I had bad trouble and taken poison, or had hy drophobia. So he ran out crying Poison I Poison II A doctor 1 Poison I" And ia less than two min utes there were four doctors with the latest improvements ready to work on me. I had gotten so full of laugh couldn't stop ; and when I saw the joke on the doctors it made me worse but I was getting better when one of the doctors said they weuld try whisky, and that made me worse than ever. So the first thing I knew they bad planned an attack on me, and thev all came at once. Moses Howell, of color, sat down on my feet, the postmaster and depot agent held mv hands. Col. D. 'A. Mims held my head down by the hair, and the doctors set a stomach-pump to work and never stopped Until the last particle of my dinner bad been extracted. The editors of the Re porter and Sentinel were there taking notes, and bad written splendid puffs for the medical board of New port, with a thrilling account of the operation. . .Then they let me up. By . this time I bad gotten over my laugh, aad I motioned CapL Taylor to put the paper out my sight, and then I told the doctors what was the mat ter, and tbey all at one time asked me "wbat I would . take" I tpld them I wanted my dinner worss than anything. else, and would consider the drinks afterwards. , After re placing my dinner at Col. Hiras's exDense. we pulled out for Wolf Creek. I determined I would have some more fun reading that piece the first good quiet cbjtnce I got. So when we got to Wolf Cresk and sverythiBj seemed qaiet ' and I thought the depot sgent had gone to the bouse, I crawled under the de pot and lit a candle and begin to smile, whea I heard the? loud est re- port of a guTi T ever beard, and the dustfiew. latQ..myface. 1. learned afterwards if the gun hadn't made long fire, something heavier would have flown into my body. ; The depot agent had seen me light the candle and thought I was trying to burn the depot. And right here I want to make a few susses- tions to our legislature. It ought to be a felony for a man to shoot the dust into a feller, under any circumstances, before be hollows uait, inree times, it ought to he a misdemeanor for a man to read or hear read a good thing and not laugh. And doctors ought, in all cases, to be required to try whisky before they resort to the stomach pump, " Yours, &c, E. O. T. P. S. My friends can stop send ing me turpentine for my frost bites, and they can get back what they have sent. I didn't use a drop of it. E. O. T. Local Notes and Other News. Nothing is doing in the stock and cat tle trade in this market. ' The Knoxvillo Soap Company are buying all kinds of grease. (de25 5t Sunday was a clear and beautiful day, though a little chilly. Never throw down a paper until you have read every advertisement in it. A large batch of Hawkins county matter arrived too late for this issue. John E. Helms, Jr., of this office, de parted last Saturday morning on a visit to Nashville- The dear little birds have already heralded the advent of spring with their merry notes. Now wont some " esteemed contem porary" bring that ground-hog to the front f Send the Gazette one year to your distant friend. He will appreciate it more than a dozen letters. Write us the news from your locality if anything interesting transpires. But write it briefly. Locals are scarce, so if you fail to find the usual number, reader, do not scold us for we could. not find them. An unusually large crowd of country people was in town Saturday, and we presume the merchants did a good busi ness. , " Advertisements are absolutely ne ce&sary. Even divine worship needs to be advertised else, what is the meaning of church bells t" Lamartine. Speaking of the old quotation, it runs thus: When Greek meets Greek, Then comes the tug of war ; But, when Dutch meets Dutch, Then comes the lager beer. Old maids and bachelors to the front Greenhalge's fifty cent hair restorer is vour best friead, use it and look ten years younger. For sale by George A McNutt, Morristown, Tenn. A correspondent of the Knoxville Re publican writing from Monroe county reports the sale of Philander McCros key's farm and mills on Fork Creek, In that countv. for 12.O00 or $13,000 to Dr. G. T. Magee, of this place. We are requested to cive notice that the misses and young ladies of our Fe male School will have an exercise in Reading on next Friday evening, at o'clock. The parents and friends of the pupils are requested to attend this exer cise. What say you to organizing an Imml gration Society in Morristown? The Emigration Club has existed too long already. The way to close it out entire ly and build up the town and county is to open your mouth and invite people to settle in it. We are glad to notice the finger of prosperity laid on our mechanics occa sionally. Bruce & Son are erecting large new frame building near the Egg House, on the south side f Main street, which they will occupy and conduct their blacksmithine business in. when finished. . At the session of County Court last week, Buck Noe, of this county, aged about 23 years, was adjudged insane and ordered to be placed in the Insane Asylum at Nashville. Mr. Frank Cain was "appointed to take him there, and left Friday night with him for that in stitution.' ' The. temperance lecture of Mr. C. T. Kelley, at the Methodist Church, South, Saturday night, is said to have been very eloquent and Impressive, by those in attendance. At the close of the lec ture a committee passed round a peti ion ami received thirty-five signers. Uuntley's dramatic troupe gave three of their excellent entertainments here last week, which were received by our citizens with deep interest and applause. The company come to us highly com mended and certainly have made a very favorable impression upon those who witnessed their plays. We "agree with "a Knoxville critic" In Sundays Tribune, that Huntley is more than good la Rip Van Winkle, and sustains himself most ably ia that character. Ad. Wilson, arrested as an. accomplice of Hut. Amarine in the killing of officer John Cooper, of Knoxville, in ' Blount ccunty last summer, and Tor being con cerned in the shooting of John Snyder before Cooper was killed, was. tried in the Federal Court at Knoxville last week, convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary for 10 years in each case. In the submission Cases for illicit distill ing he was awarded 3 years more ag gregating 22 years of hard lebor for Mr. Wilson. An indictment for murder is yet against him in the State court, but that will be held up. for the present. Hut. Amarine, the leader of the Blount county cSe&ders, li still at Urge, b&Siof the skill of hf pursuers, though a large reward is offered for his capture. tfenrJT R. McUown, a native o! Se vier county, Tennessee, and well known throughout the country, died suddenly last Wednesday at Little Rock, ne was a graduate of West Point, and durin? the early portion of the war held an Im portant Ceo federal -oommaad . ia the field. Vick's Floral Guide lis on our table, and those who send five cents to James Vlck, Rochester, N. Y., will secure a thing of beauty and a joy forever It is a very handsome volume of 100 pages, with about 500 elegant illustrations, on the finest calendered paper, together with a superb colored plate that is worth twice the price of the book. Vick's seeds are the best in the world. See his advertisement elsewhere, and send your order in time to secure for early plant ing. The third number of the Knoxville Republican, a new SG-column weekly newspaper recently started at Knoxville, is before us on our table. The Republi can presents quite a newsy appearance and is a newspaper in every sense, hav ing its several columns editorialized In interesting news-item letters from al most every county ia East Tennessee. Under the head of each county is given the terms of the courts, judges, clerks and officers attached thereto. Its typo graphy, large, clear and beautiful its make-up, skilled and tasteful. Its poli tics is what its name indicates. The Republican is the newsiest end handsom est paper that has found its way to our sanctum for many a day, aad in a finan cial point we wish it success. The Rev. O. C. Pope explains to the public tho cause of his arrest by the post office authorities as mentioned in a par agraph last week. He says the whole matter grew out of a difficulty between him and V. C. Hart, who had a brother discharged from the Uertthl printing of fice by the business manager, and Hart proceeded to circulate pamphlets and by other means slander Elder Pope's char, acter. A letter for a boy working in the office was accidently opened by El der Pope in the hurry of looking over the mail, but was given to the boy with explanations. Hart got hold of this, and iu was through his influence, and for this act, that Elder Pope was arrest ed. The case was promptly dismissed, however, although Elder Pope did not employ a lawyer nor introduce a wit ness. COUNTY FINANCES. To tho Worshipful County Court of Hamblen County, Jan uary Term, 1879. Your Chairman respectfully submits the following report: TAXES. The aggregate taxes assessed by your countv for all purposes for the year lb78, exclusive of the State tax, amount to $13,026" 29, of which the sum ot $4,533 T7 was to meet expenses for the current year; $2,590 73 was for school purposes; $1,943 04 was levied as a jail tax; $1, 295 30 as a pauper tax, and $1,295 3G as a railroad tax to pay interest on dodus. The asrereeate value of tho real and personal property of the county under the assessment of 1878, Is $1,295,305, and the number of polls is 1,312. INDEBTEDNESS. Railroad bonds, including $2100 of bonds issued for benefit of Rnzcrsvillo and Jefferson railroad $8,500 00 Warrants outstanding (ap proximated,) which will be absorbed by taxes of 1878 2.000 00 Total indebtedness.... EXPENDITURES. Amount allowed paupers.. Amount paid jailer for board of criminals Amount paid costs of crim inal prosecutions (approx- imated) Amount paid expenses of County Courts Amount paid expenses of Circuit Courts Amount paid she rill for holding courts Amount paid County Clerk for ex-ofllcio services, Ac, Amount paid Tax Assessors for services Amount paid coal $10,500 00 $1,420 00 COO CO 1,000 00 400 00 2,400 00 100 00 200 00 235 00 30 00 Total $0,391 00 KBVENCE VROlf ALL 80CRCK8. Direct county tax, 85 cents on $100 ,533 Judgment vs Morris. Kid- well & Co. (collected). ... 500 00 Tax on litigation and fines . from Circuit Court 770 34 Tax on Deeds and Privil- i7f. from Countv Clerk 720 83 Tax on Litigation in Chan cery Court 53 12 Fines under small offense acts 12 00 Total....... $6,590 06 977 warrants were issued during 1378, ac-creiratinir 8.4i0 12. exceeding the apgr'gate of 1877 by $868 12. But $2, 055 12 of this sum were issued in pay ment of balances due on the jail, includ iog the amounts paid for extra work and to the commissioners ior ineir services The Trustee has accounted for the en tire taxes of this vear. 1877. and ia this respect our county is probably ia ail vance of any in the State. tax for 1879. The following is recommended as the rat of taxation for tho present vear : county tax, 85 cents; scholl tax 10 cents; railroad tax, lu cents; ana pauper tax. 10 cents, making 70 cents to which add 10 cents for State, gmng 0 cents as tax on the $100. All which is respectfully submitted. W. A. Howell, Chmn. Married, - On the 8th inst.. at the residence of the bride's father, ty Rev. A. J. Greer, Mr.-J. J. Llotd, of Hamblen county, to Miss Lucv C. Sharp, of Claiborne coun- ty, Tenn. , m , Enforce the Law. The law of Tennessee prohibiting the sale of coal oil, standing a lower test than 120 deer., is a cood one, but it is beinz most shameleslly broken in many places in East Tennessee, particularly along the line of railroad and neighbor lnc towns. Dealers for the sake or a few cents additional profit on a gallon, violate the law. and place la Jeopardy the lives and property of unsuspecting customers. Mucn or tne on now soia, particularly that which comes from the Eastern market, is absolutely dangerous. That which comes from ths West has to tans a rigid inspection at Knoxville, and s therefore of better quality, The law governing the sale or oil lhouia oc rigid ly enforced, no matter who it effects, and the attention of prosecuting Attor neys is called to tLe matter, to the end that lives and property be aot recklessly mnanl to such calamities as will follow if the present disregard of law is per severed in. IION. A. H. STEPHENS, the great Statesman of the South, writes: "I have used Durane's Rheumatic Remedy for rheumatism, with great benefit. I cheer fully recommend it." It never fails to cure, do ia oy an urugsin. ocm -- pecul&rto R. K. llelphenstiae, Wash rijftcm, D. 0. New Advertisements. Ayor's Cherry Pectoral Tor Diseases cf the Throat and I-unft, 7. 1 Colds, Whoopinc 1 Couth, BronohiUs, I, Asthma, and Can i sumption. The rerntlin it has attained, la consequence of the marvellous cures it has produced during the last half cen tury, is a sufilclent assurance to the public that It will continue to reallie the happiest results that can be desired. In almost every section of country there are persons, publicly known, who have been restored from alarming and even desperate diseases of the lune, by Its use. All who have tried It ac knowledge its superiority ; and where its virtues arc known, no one hesitates as to what medicine to employ to re lieve the distress and suffering peculiar to pulmonary affections. Ciikrrv Pec toril always affords Instant relief, and performs rapid cures of the milder va rieties of bronchial disorder, as well as the more formidable diseases of the lungs. As a safeguard to children, amll the distressing diseases which beset the Throat and Chest of Childhood, It is invaluable; for, by its tlrarely use, multitudes are rescued and restored t health. This medicine gslns friends at every trial, as the enres It Is conhtantly producing are too remarkable to bj forgotten. No family Khould bo with out it, and those who have onco used it never will. Eminent rhyslclans throns;hout tha country prescribe It, and CUrgymeu often recommend It from thtlr knowl edge of its effects. riKPASID BY Dr. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell, Mats., PrtUal and Analytical Chora laU. SOLD BY ILL DKCQOlSTS BYKKTWUKJUU N. L. COFFMAN. DEALER IN Stoves ani Tinware, Mossy Creek, Tain. SHEET METAL WORK. ROOF Ing anJ Uutti-rluR done clirep tbo c1mi- -at 1, on uliort nutire. !. J . I HH inu lie cliirno of V. I ...... ATI .,-k .ih.f.i,I..J th working il.-rtnicut Jan S 7s tf. In Chancery at Morristown. Iitiint Hill, Xif. 2i;;j. Mn. J. C. I a aud other. BN THIS CAUSE IT A PTE All irifl i rem tho !! KM i'm 'f ctn Uininl'e Mil whirl U twurn to, Hint the di frli'l.nl. 1.. l'twtnu, L. I'Biwuino, Jr., Jtmlius l'ii. I., D. Fi.aaun, aud W. K. ranxano, rt nt-ra, tradii.tf niidor lb firm namr aud .Ivle uf L 1'm.iiio k K"U4, ml J. II. Wyiua.ii aiKin-r of Ziun Aldrti h a t o. are Dou Tf Bul-ii( of tiiM Mat of Trt,Ufr. It la er-d'-rrd hy tlx Mwtrr that .aid mm-rraidi-iit dfivii daut a'Har at thr July ti rin, ;., of tlie ( hn-e-ry Court at MorrlMowu, ,i ! Lrld on lb tliird Monday of July, 1h7'J, and make defence to aald bill or the aame ill m tk n T toufi'Mcd aud X't for hrariiiif r rte aa to lhin. It 1 further or.l.ircl lv tlic Matrr that t L la Dotlr lx puhliHlu'd for four nrH-lv wc-ke la the M rrwlown Uxkttc. Thi January 3d, IHT'J. Atruecopy. Tetr: JOU N M I 111 I! LY. Jan. K-" w j ra f-e $S. C a it. The CJrcat Family Yekly Christian Union UEXRY WARD liEEMER, ) LYMAX A1USOTT, S '"""JT- An Ungectarian Independent Journal. $3.00 Per Annum, Fostnso Tald. Send 3rt. for Panicle t'oj.y. A largo ."aa'vaom miaxioii aid atr-nta. C'hhutiam UttluM, N. V. aldi n Jnl5 a w CONSUMPTIVES Po J a watit a na I-a (f Lain 7 I aa Allrti a l.uim iiaioaiu. STOP THAT COUGH LV-S CURE THAT COLD MXZZZ .utv A II.. 1'M I.lltiif It:. IhMlii. pop 1 rem- Urt nrif CnV " "ow morn vldm- cf II U ntrULUl r.-.l merit than AIi.ua l.ui.f Ilab-am. Moi.it hvKitlWHlUK. eldrn Jnnl J w ALVIfJ BARTON Has just returned from New York snd IkihUm and has now in store a niagtlfl cent stock of DRY GOODS For the I'A LL and WINTER trwle. TU handmct line of DIIRSS (JOOI)S Frer $cen upon hi eounfm. 13. irk and C,Ured UArUIMKIiE.H, lluket t:I-( TIlS, ImIu' cloths, plaids, moiiaihs and Camrr Jhiir CLOTHS. Gfrred 15KO CADB SILKS aiul SILK aud WOOL ISLTTINtJS in J'uttrrna for li.in.tite FLinndA, Wool and Vlret SHAWLS. A tplendid ajtmtrtment of Ia"1u Mis- and LhiMlrenf HOSIERT, Fancy Zephyr and Hand-made Woolen Wraps and Hoods, Ladies' CLOAKS A110 CLOAKIUGS, ,vi Umd and Rlovhed DOMESTICS, 8-4, U 4, IO-4, 11-4, MI1.M J .: 4 5 4, 0 4 PILLOW CASINOS, lUd and (W 15LAN KKTS and COM FORTS. TU litrpstt, fxt and cJttiit tUxk of (lent, IaI' fis' and ( hildrrrit Merino and u'i Uaaf UNDEIISHIUIS W DRAWERS. Gent's laundrled and unlaundrl, White Shirts the beat and chespeit la the market. ' ' Handsome new Carrots ani Oil CloDs, and CURTAIN GOODS, RUGS, MA 1 &c. Rest ANKER ROLTING CLOTH- all Nos., from 3 to 11. My DR E S 9 M A K I N G D E 1 A H T mentitundfr the charm of an r.-rvru nctti tiAul. and tuit for Lului and ,-hu lren fn,Le Jrvrn),tbj, and in th UtUt A re York and lmton Jaluont, and at rery vuxUrace jrt- c. All ordevs by mail promptly and faith- fully attended to. ALVIfJ BARTOfJj Gay Street, Opp. Lamar House, KSOXV1LLE, TI2SX. Ko7'U fh Til I I 'A t. W a. 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