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THE MO RR 1ST O W N G A Z E IT f , - A U G tf ST i "3 , 18 79
THE MORRISTOWN GAZETTE TV?.DJV7?.SZMr, AUG. 13, 1879. The State debt will yet come out of the big end of the horn. Every person in the State of New York who plants shade trees along the public highway is entitled to an abatement of his 'tax at the rate of twentyCve cents per tree. About $750,000 were expended in ifemnhi lant vear to take care of the sick, provide curses, doctors, provisions, and so on, during the prevalence of yellow fever. The fever prospect in Memphis grows more gloomy. Fifteen new cases were reported Saturday. From the outbreak of the fever.July 10, to Ratiirdav evening: last, there: have j - - been 350 cases and 97 deaths. . We believe we are now looking to the result of last Thursday's elec tion willing to see a line drawn along the top of the Cumberland, and a new State formed. We feel that Ephraim is joined to his idols, and that we ought to let him go. Mr. E. T. Keel, a well known Fron treet merchant, who left here before the prevailing, to spend the warm months at Mossv Crtck. .Last lennessee, lias re turnfl home to remain, and says he "would choose an epidemic to starva ration. Memphis Appeal, Aatj-ust btn. The Appeal seems to take particula pains to give circulation to every lie told about East Tennessee. We know n Jthing of Mr. Keel or of his entertain dent at Mossy Creek, but we know that he could have had the best of entertain ment there if he was able to pay for it The statement that there is any lack of provisions, of any kind, in East Tennes see is untrue. Every visitor can be well entertained and bountifully provided for, if he wants that kind of entertain ment. We trust that Mr. Keel will be sent out of Memphis at once. No man should be permitted to attack the com missary stores of that afflicted city whose appetite could not be satisfied at Mossy Creek. Let not the horrors of the pesti lence be aggravated by the pangs of famine. Keel must understand that East Tennessee i3 Quarantined aeainst him We have nlentv of provender now, but, we mean to make it last us through the season. Knoxntte Iribune. COMPROMISE IN HAMBLEN. At this writing we have not the returns fully from little Hamblen two districts not in. But so far as heard from only 170 men were found to vote against the compromise The rest who voted favored an hon est settlement of the Stale's debt At Morristown 201 votes were cast all for compromise except 29 The result was substantially like this all over the county. We are Drcud of this. We are glad our lot is cast in a community where the demagogue has so poor a showing, aiid where honesty and intelligence prevail. Districts. Rejected. Accepted. 32 19 172 26 32 First 18 Second 00 Third ..29 Fourth .45 Fifth 40 Sixth Seventh- Eighth 4 iSinth 00 Tenth . ., 34 .55 C8 5 AN IMPORTANT ENACTMENT. The proceedings of our city coun cil, at their meeting, last Friday night, are of more than usual inter est to the citizens of this town. It will be remembered that a meeting of the citizens of Morristown and bondholders of the corporation held a meeting at the Court House, last spring, for the purpose of compro raising the bonded debt according to a proposition submitted at that meeting, viz : to take up the old bonds with interest due upon the same, at the rate of fifty-five cents on the dollar, and issue new bonds des lgnated the compromise bonds in their stead. In order to accomplish tit 8 it was necessary to have an act of the Legislature of 1877, author izing the larger incorporated towns to settle their indebtedness, so amended as to apply to this corpor ation. Accordingly, a petition to the Legislature then in session was agreed to, and was submitted to that body and passed. In compliance with an agreement of the citizens and bondholder?, and according to the requirement of said amendatory act of the Legislature, some of the old bonds were present ed to the Board of Mayor and Al dermen last Friday night for settle ment. By reference to the late acts limiting the rate of taxation, for gen eral and special purposes, and there being judgments and other outstand ing debts against the corporation which have to be promptly met, the Board proceeded to levy a tax of $1 50 on the $ 1C0 for said purposes ; 10 cenifl on the $100 for general, and $1 40 on the $100 for special rjnrDoses. This having been done A ' the way is now open for the recep tion of bonds to be compromised, and new bonds will be issued at the rates pecifled, viz : 55 on the dol lar's worth of old bonds. The taxes for this year are heavy and look op pressive, but when we remember that this is absolutely necessary, and that it is only for one year to place us on a firm foundation for fu ture years.we cheerfully submit to its demands. The rate of taxation un der the-compromise act will ; not be burthensome nor oppressive, the i wisdom-of which will be seeu and felt by every tax-payer of the town before inany years have passed away. THE PROPOSITION DEFEATED. Information from most of the coun- tic9 in the State, in regard 10 iue election last" Thursday, has been re ceived, and while we are unable to cive exact figures, we can eay that the proposition to compromise the State debt Las been defeated. Ea9t Tennessee, as a whole, voted for it. while Middle and West Tennessee voted against it. It is hardly fair, however, to say even this much, for the reason that the retuins plainly Indicate that not half a vote was polled. But a ma- ioritv of those votinz in the whole State voted against submitting j fc to bondholders a proposition to com promise at 50 and 4. The Question naturally arises What does this mean? Does it mean dollar for dollar? Some there are who say it means this, and noth ins else. Does it mean 60 and 6 Some say it means this. Does it mean 33 and Cr (Jol. bavaae no doubt will say it means this. Doe it mean repudiation? Some say i means this. Just what it does mean no man can sav. It has shown one thing, however, beyond question, ar.d that is, that a representative democ racy cannot be transformed into pure democracy, and that the effor to do so is a ridiculous farce. In our form of government, the powe rests with the people, and is inherent iu them. But it must be exercised through their chosen representatives and not directly through the ballot An effort has been made to ascer tain the will of the people in regard to the bonded debt of the State The nress and the leading men of all parties, all over the State, have instructed, exhorted, written ant talked. The election has come and srone, and who knows the will of the people on the subject of the bonded debt? No man knows now any more on that subject than he did before the election. If Governor Marks should, under bis constitutional pre rogative, call the General Assembly toerether and they should enact a proposition to compromise at 50 and 4. we have uot a shadow of doubt such a proposition would be ac quiesced in by the people, and large ly accepted by the bondholders. And that it would be binding and final there is ne sort of question. But this will not be done. Governor Marks has not enough of Jackson in him to do that thicg. The truth is, the election last Thursday, coupled with the unwise poliey of submitting such a question to the people, have cut us loose from our moorings, and sent us out into the open sea rudderless, before a thickening storm. The State still owes a deot ot over $z4,uuu.uuu ; and this debt is increasing at the rate of over $3,300 per day ; and there is now no proposition pending from any source to settle it at less than dollar 'for dollar. Meantime the avenues of prosperity are mainly closed against us not because of the magnitude of the debt, but be cause of the chaotic uncertainty into which we have drifted. We do not believe for a moment that the people of Tennessee intend to stultify themselves with repudia tion. We do not believe it will be possible for any State in the American Union at this day to repudiate a just debt. There i9 too much of com mercial integrity among the Ameri can people for them to allow so base thins. They can prevent it, at least by an amendment to the Con stitution of the United States, and we have not a doubt they would do so if a repudiation element were to grow strong in Tennessee, or in any other State, so that, all legal ques tions out of the way, a repudiation party could not succeed even if such a party were in the majority. But we do not believe the question will ever assume this shape. But we are now just where we etood several years ago, except that we are more deeply involved in debt, and have not quite so fair a reputa tion abroad. There is this other difference: So far as party lines are concerned in Tennessee, they are likely, in the immediate future, to be drawn upon thiparticular ques tion, rather than on any other. As we see this whole raatter.there . a. . (1 1 - . 1 ! is just one way out oi it, anu oniy one. mat is tuis : let int peopie (rani . "Waal 1 for once discard the average cross road politician. In every county there is some man who has never mixed in politics who has sterling good sense and ability, and who has shown by his course of life that he is a safe man and an honest man. (We remark in parenthesis that if he aspires to the Legislature or to Con cress, he is not the man we mean at all). Let the people in each Sena torial and Representative District in the Stale select such a man as we have attempted to describe.and send him to represent theui in the 42od General Assembly, and this whole matter will be settled, lney may thus, through their representatives, settle it for themselves. If they do not so settle it, others we fear may feel called upon to settle it for them. The situation in Memphis is un: changed. The blacks refuse to leave the city, and no .active measures have yet been taken to compel an evacuation.. The Chickasaw Guards and Bluff City Greys are still in camp near Clarksville. . . 1 Local Notes and Other News. Every dog has its flea. There are three canary babies in town. Did you ever see a horse fly over the river ? Cool and delightful weather since last Thursday. A few messes of beans were brought into town last week. Roasting ears are coming into town in large quantities since the rains. Comous and refreshine showers of rain fell at intervals last week. Three car loads of new telegraph poles passed up the road Friday morning. Horse swapping was lively last week among countrymen attending court. Sweet potatoes are thriving and doing better than any other vegetable, so far as we can learn. Our friend at Knoxville failed to in close in his letter the card he 6peaks of. Will he please send us one. The people of Tennessee have only one month now to pay their taxes for 1878. The recent rains were a blessing to the coin crop, and a better yield than was expected may be looked for. Bric-aBrac "on cats" ha, ha, ha Tleftd what he savs about them on the outside, ha, ha, ha, and grow phat. The fourth quarterly meeting of Mor ristown ci.cu.it will be held at Panther Springs on the 23d and 24th instants. Chattanooga has amateur pedestrians of all acres and sizes. One of them at a match the other day made4H miles in 7 hours. Our silver cornet band is improving remarkably. Even stranerers pronounce their music excellent and predict for them success. Morristown needs a dozen or more comfertable dwellings. Who will put them up f It will be a first-rate invest ment for the man of capital. The last Quarterly meeting for the Methodist church at this place, for this year, will begin next Saturday in the Methodist church in this place. Turnips were sowed largely last week by the farmers and gardners throughout this section, it being the season and a very favorable one for planting. Apples and peaches are cried off daily on the streets by street venders and country peddlers. It seems there is a striving competition between them. If you want to subscribe for a good, newsy family paper, take The Morris town Gazette, and you are sure to please your family. Only $2 a year. The grape yield promises to be large. We notice in passing the different yards in town that the vines are well loaded and ban? heavily with clusters of the luscious fruit. It takes twenty yards of dress goods to make a Morristown fashionable lady's dress nowadays six to wear on her per son and fourteen to carry in her hand or up under her elbow. The funeral of Rev. Moses B. Miller, will be preached at Russellville on next Sunday, the 17 instant, by Revs. C. T. Carroll and II. P. Waugh. Services will commence at 10i o'clock, a. m. Our wood subscribers can commence as early as they wish to haul in our winter wood on subscription. Now is an excellent time while the roads are in eood condition. Besides, the sooner, the better for all. There is a cow which proes about the streets with an elevated French roof at tached to her face. She is boss of the walk, for if she ever strikes anything a square lick with that contraption, she will fetch it spank down to the grouna. The town literaally swarmed with col ored people last week, a number of whom were summoned here as witnesses in the Anthony Blair, colored, case for murder, and others came to see how the trial would result. Water and musk-melons were on the streets in large quantities last week, and went off to purchasers as fast as the av erage Mississippi nigger cotton picker is capable of taking in hot buckwheat cakes covered with molasses. Mrs Maria J. Harris, consort of Dr. C. S. Harris, died very suddenly at the family residence five miles west of Ihis place, on Sunday the lUth instant, ihe deceased was about seventy years of age and leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The Whitesburg Times has removed to Morristown as a point for future pub lication. S. J. Couch, Esq., is editor. It is Republican in politics. Will issue sometime this week under the title of 2 he Morristown limes. We wish it life in a financial point. Will Parker, in the "Y," says we are mistaken about his rising proclivities that he Invariably bounces out o' that bed o' his'n at peep o' day, and rushes down to the store and open doors as early as the next mother's son of a merchant in town. Very well, William, perfect ly satisfactory. Our Cay , shake ! There are several empty store-houses in town, and they are located in the business portion of the city. Whether it is caused by the inability to rent them or high prices asked for tho prop erty, we are unable to state. However we do know one thing, and that is they are doing no one any good in their pres ent condition. A coon killer is wanted. Ihe cooni are destroying a great deal of the grow ing corn alone the rivers and we are re quested to call on experienced hunters for some practical way of getting rid of the nnetail tribe. Let us hear irom an the coon killers. Come unto us. all ye firm and undaunt ed, enterprising, tasteful and critical merchants of. Morristown and upper East Tennessee, and we will show unto you presses, type and material loaded in cases and arranged on our shelves tuai will cause your hands to loose their grip on the hlthy lucre and to purchase your job-work of every description at this oi- ncc cheap for cash. Every citizen in Hamblen county, whether he be Republican or Democrat, white or black, should have a newspa per in his family fonts intellectual and moral worth. We trust the day is not far distant when every house in the county will receive the Gazette and the in mates enjoy its valuable and interesting matter as a sweet morsel under their tongues. The one-legged chicken winch is on free exhibition at the store of Mr. Geo. A. McNutt, in Morristown, drew large crowds to witness it last week. This singular specimen of the chicken tribe lg a male, oi oraman-cross, uuout mree months old and was raised dj jut. d. tr. Rowe. of this place. It was hatched from the shell with but one leg. The chicken is well developed and natural ly shaped. The leg with which i'does its locomotion with is inclined to the right side of the body and is of unusual size; also its foot is very large and spreads. It is a healthy looking fowl and gets about on the one leg as well, apparently, as any other chicken would with two. Uo ana see H, men duv s favorite five cent cigar from Mack for the trouble of exhibiting it to you. - We are indebted to Mrs. Capt. J. C. Hodges and Mrs. Dr. T. J. Speck, each for a basketful of choice grapes. They both will please accept' our thanks for the delicious treat. Urapes will Dever hang high and sour nor poor editors mouths water for the want of them, as long as such kind hearted ladies are per mitted to handle them. The Supreme Court of Tennessee will convene in Knoxville text month. The docket of the third circuit will be first taken up where left tiff at adjournment of last term, and, when disposed of, then the dockets of the fourth, first and second circuits in the order named. The causes on the docket at last term's ad journment will be first heard, before taking up records since filed. Dr. John Howell, of this place, met with the misfortune last Wednesday of getting his left leg broken below the anee-joim. iie was uriviug iu a gis and the horse took fright and ran off, and the Doctor in jumping from the ve hicle sustained the injury mentioned. He is resting easy, under the attention of Dr. Neilson, and we trust will soon be out again. We had the pleasure last week to take a few minutes stroll through the Morris town Marble Yard, owned and operated by Messrs. Howe & Thompson, two of Morristown's most enterprising and business young men. We found their skilled and fine workman, Mr. Oscar Hammond, engaged in finishing the last of three beautiful monuments for the Allen family at Wolf Creek, Tenn. They all are well designed, handsomely executed, and reflect great credit upon the workman and the establishment. The Educator and Reformer, a new pa per just started at Nashville, Tenn., in the interest of the colored race is on our table. Rev. Daniel Wadkins, colored, is editor. Office, 52 Cedar street. The Eduator and Reformer is a readable and newsy paper, especially the fourth page, which is well filled with clippings from The Morristown Gazette, with the proper credits. The italics work up beautifully, and we trust may do us good in extending our circulation in Middle and West Tennessee. On the 4th inst., first Mnoday in this month, and county court day at this place, the first attempt at a county court sale of live stock wa9 made. On ac count of its not being well understood that such a sale would be held, there was but little stock on the market. There were a few high grade Tennessee ewes, weighing about 85 pounds, sold for $2.20 per head. Good heifers, weighing 850 pounds, would find ready sale at from $12.00 to $15.00. Being so early in the season, horses were slow sale. Quite a number were offered, but buyers did not take hold. Such sales will be held on the first Monday in each month. All parties wishing to buy or sell would do well to be present. No charges will be made for selling. We hope all persons having stock to sell will bring it out on first Monday in Sep tember. CONVICTION OF ANTIIONY BLA 1R A very shocking murder was commit ted on Wednesday night, July 30th, in the neighborhood of Russellville. The case was tried in our Circuit Court last week, and from the proof it appeared the defendant, Anthony Blair, lived in Washington county, Tenn., near Jones boro; that from some cause his step daughter, Maggie Blair, aged between sixteen and nineteen, bad left his house and came to this county some lime in May last and was, when killed in the service of Esq. Wm. Donaldson, and was represented as a very smart, indus trious girl. Anthony Blair, hearing of her whereabouts, came down to Russell ville on the train, July 2Uth, and imme diately made his way to the residence of Esq. Donaldson. He entered the kitchen where the girl and Mrs. Don aldson were engaged in preparing din ner, lie askeo :ne gin, looKing savage ly at her, to come outside the house, that he had something to say to her. The girl refused to go out, telling him if he had anything to say to say it before Mrs. D. About this time Jbsq. L. rode up and he immediately left the house and was seen no more until Wed nesday night, July 30th. That night the girl, in "company with others, went up to a colored church near Russellville to prayer meeting. Returning, Blair was met in the road by some parties who had been to the prayer meeting. After some conversation, Blair passed on to wards Russellville. but upon going a short distance turned back and took another road which the young folks, in cludinir Maggie Blair had taken. He overtook the party and immediately walked up to Maggie, who was walking in rear by the side ot a colored boy named Henry Taylor. Pressing Taylor awav he caught her hand and said "you must go home with me on the train to night to vour grandpapa," and pulled her along the road a hundred and fifty or two hundred yards, saying she t-hould go, Maggie struggling to get loose from his grasp and saying she had rather die than to go with mm. w Hereupon ne drew a pistol and shot her twice, from the affects of which sneoied tne ronow ine- Saturday, lilair was arrested on Thursday night and taken before Esq. Miller next day, who after hearing the proof, committed the prisoner to jail in this town. On Monday, 4th of August, Circuit Court convened at this place and the Grand Jury found an indictment asrainst him for murder. He was by consent of himself put upon trial last Thursday. The Court assigned him as council Capt. J. C. Hodges and Maj. Jo Grigsby. The State was represented by Attorney General late and Judge M. is D. Lane. After all - the evidence had been submitted the pleading wag open ed by the Attorney General who very briefly but concisely presented the law governing such cases to the jury. He was followed by Juai. ungsny, wno tor half an hour plead for the prisoner in a manner as creditable to mtnself and the Morristown bar as it was astonishing to his hearers. The speeches or Captain Hodges and Judge Lane, however, were listened to with the greatest interest and attention by the jury and the large audi ence attracted by the trial. 1 hey are both gentlemen of culture and refine ment, splendid legal acquirements, and large experience in the profession. The case was given to the jury in a lengthy and concisely written charge, favoring the defendant on au aouotiui points, by Judge Rose at 6 p. m., Thursday. Fri day morning, after the convening of the Uourt, the jury came in ana returned a yerdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. Capt. Hodges then said to his Honor that after consultation the coun sel for the defendant were of opinion that an appeal to the Supreme Court would only result in an affirmation of the judgement of the jury that the case was a willful, malicious, aenoerate and premeditated murder, and therefore he would not appeal. In reply to a ques tion of the Judge, the prisoner replied that he had nothing to say why the sen tence of death should not be passed on him. Thereupon his Honor, in the most feeling and pathetic taanner ad dressed the prisoner on the enormity of his crime and its terrible results to him, concluding by ordering that he should be remanded to iail and there securely kept until Friday.the 2tth day of Beptem ber. between the hours of 10 a. m. and 2 p. m., he should be taken therefrom by the ohenn: to some poini within one mile of the court iiouse ana mere be hanged ' by tho neck until he is dead. During the delivery of the sentence the condemned man the most hideous, re pulsive, semi-gorilla looking mortal in appearance wo ever saw kept his eyea steadily fixed on the Judge, but not a muscle moved nor tear came. Appa rently he was the most unaffected man in the room. As he was being convey ed back to jail he told Sheriff Loop that the sentence was a just one and that he only regretted its execution did. not come oil to-day or to-morrow. Our 13 e nl all Buclg-et. Betjla.ii P. O., Greene Co.; Tenn., -August 9, 1879. j To tha Editor of the Morristown Gazette : A SENSATION AT WAKRENSBCRG. A death occurred in Warrensburg, six miles from here, on Wednesday, which lias created wide-spread Interest. A young man by the name of James Ayres, son of the late John Ayres, oi warrens burg, was down South, and came home by way of Memphis, last week. He was taken sick with some kind of fever, and died in a few days. Some insist that it was the yellow fever, and it is so gener ally believed to have been by large num bers of people. But if it was there is no cause for alarm. J. S. W. Jonesboro Journal: Butler, T . n. Reeves, Randolph, Pettibone and A. A. Taylor are all desiriag the nomination of their party in the Congressional Con vention next year. Which shall have it cannot and will not be harmoniously agreed upon. Lieuttnant Carey, who has been so much censured for his conduct while with the Prince Imperial when he was killed, has been restored to his regiment There is a grand mystery about the whole affair, which in all probability will nev er be made known. Smith and nail, the murderers of Ma jor Pugh at Murfreesboro, sometime ago, have appealed to the December term of the Supreme Court were not haneed on the 8th, as they were sen tenced to be by the lower court. They are in the Murfreesboro jail, where they will remain until a final hearing before the Supreme Court. Nashville's great hotel, the Maxwell House, was sold week before last to the Maxwell House Company, composed of A. H. Robinson,-John Overton, J. M, Dickinson, Jas. Todd and R. W. Gard ner. The transfer includes the furni ture and fixtures of the hotel, which fronts 207 feet on Cherry street and 170 on Church. The sale was made for $175,000, of which $57,000 is paid in cash and the remainder on time. PERSONAL. Mr. Luther B. Bewley, of Hamblen, gave us a call I hursday. McKinney Barton, Esq., of Chattan ooga, was mixing with his friends her last week on business, not refugeeing R. A. Lowry, Esq., Principal of Mor ristown Male High bchool is on a 6hort visit to his father's family in McMinn. Mr. A. K. B. Newman, of Dandridge, came over on business last Friday and returned home Tuesday. John E. nelms, Jr., is rusticating at Tate Spring and surroundings. We wish him a healthful and pleasant so journ. Geo. P. Yoe, Esq., of Mossy Creek, attended court here last week. He is a splendid lawyer and generally has busi ness before our courts. Mr. A. T. Newman has so improved from his recent wound, that he was able to go over to Yellow Springs, in Jeffer son county, last week. Master Frank Graves, of this place, who has been absent In Nashyille about two years and a half, returned home last week on a visit. We were glad to meet last Sunday in this place our old friend and former fellow-citizen, Judge T. W. Turley, of Franklin. He is in good health. Pete Akers, the well known auction eer of Knoxville, spent a few days at the Cain House last week on his way home from a months' hunting and fishing in Virginia and North Carolina. Judge Robert Barton, wife and daugh ter, of Chattanooga, reached the city Monday. The Judge is in excellent health, and left for Rogersville on yes terday's train. Hon. Allen S. Tate, the efficient At torney General of this circuit, is prov ing a most admirable officer and dis charges his duty without fear or favor in all cases coming before him for dis posal. While he is strict in carrying out the law in behalf of the State, he is most lenient towards all whom it is his duty to prosecute. Judge John A. McKinney, of Rogers ville, paid his respects to the Gazette last Thursday. He presented his usual dignified appearance and pleasing man ners. He reported a large crowd of Memphians and other Southern refugees and pleasure-seekers in Rogersville and vicinity. They are all satisfied and well i pleased with their reception at the hands of Hawkins county people. Aft- Hnnrv TT I T .1 1-f rf n.t.it TlTiK has been in the city for the past week repairing ana aaiusting sewing ma chines. He i3 a skilled machinist and thoroughly understands his business Persons needing work in his line would do well to consult Mr. Hart before he leaves town. He can be found at the L-ommerciai iiouse. l ake the head or top of your machine to him, if it is out ot fix, and he will repair it and put it in hrst-class running order at a small cost ABSTRACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, AUGUST TERM, 1879. Hon. Jas. G. Rose, presiding. Grand Jury. A. R. Dickinson, fore man, E. Baird, W . M. ivy, W R Buch- anan, J D Smith, Calvin Long, James Purkey. Robert Tally, TT A Hull, Allen T Howery, Thomas L Williams, Enoch Marshall, Laton Jratton. Petit Jurors. Jesse Williams, G W Pratt, James Mace, Houston Grant, L Lane, Luther Harner, W II Rogers, 8 Hunt, J Q A Brown, W E Dodson, Jno Alderson, I li Mason. The State vs Gid Dotson: selling li quor: two cases; submitted: fined $5 Do. vs Lieonidas ivy and others; for feiture; set aside on payment of costs. Do. vs James bhropshire; carryin arms: guilty. Do. vs David Kay; carrying arms; not guilty. Do. ra 1J U Kiclmrdson; carrying arms; two cases; continued. Do. vs H Mefford; felonious assault; nol pros. Do. vs John Blevins; carrying arms; not guilty. llo. vs George McKinney; carrying arms; not guilty. Do. vs Erastus Britton; 8 1 w b; nol pros. Do. vs Jack Miller; profanity; guilty. Do. vs Frank March; carrying arms; two cases; retired. Do. vs Leonidas Ivy; carrying arms: retirtd. Do. vs Jas Patton; carrying arms: re tired. Do. vs Sandy Muse; misdemeanor; two cases; retired. Do. vs Henry Sprouse; slwb; retired Do. va Jas Patton; carrying arms; re tired. Do. vs Wyley Dalton; carrying arms: retired. Do. vs Jas Smith ; profanity; retired. Do. ys George Paxton; felonious as sault; mistrial and nol pros. Do. vs Ihos nnd Clay Carmichael; fe lonious assault and battery; continued Do. vs W Barnett; profanity; not guilty. Do. vs W Barnett; felonious assault; mistrial. . Do. vs Jed Owens; miademeanor; not guilty. Uo. vs John Blevins and others: for feiture; set aside on costs. Do, vs Albert Pratt; profanity; guilty. Do. vs Logan Davis; profanity; nol pros; Do. vs I hos JUlgore; a and b: not Do. vs wm sparks; larceny; contin ued. Do. vs II and A Moore; assault and b; guilty. uo. v lick Moore; felony; continued. Do. va Clara Fellows: forgery; nol pros on costs. . , Do. vs lien rotter; slwb: two cases: submitted. Do. v Anthony Blair: murder: guilty: sentenced to be hung September 2Jth. Hancock County. NEWST LETTER FROM HANCOCK. Hancock, August 6, 1879. To the Editor of the Morristown OazetU: DBATH. On Tuesday, the 5th inst., died at his residence, Nehemiah nurley, aged 90 years, the last veteran of the war of 1812 in the county. He has lived to fully en joy all the fruits of his labors, and goes to the grave without a blot upon his name or a cloud to darken his moral sky. DROUTH. The murmuring of the people through out this section of country, on account of dry weather and sorry crops, has been quelled by the recent rains, which are and have been in time to make a good yield. Corn crops did really look very unfavorable for a while, but now prom ise to be above the average. m'kinney niGH SCHOOL. The McKinney High School opened this week with a goodly number of young ladies and gentlemen, little boys and girls, from all parts of the country. Prof. Jones has purchased a piano, by which he proposes to give the patrons of the school the advantage of having their sons and daughters learn music at home Miss Hook, an accomplished lady and efficient teacher, of Rogersville, Las 'been employed in this department. A2I INCENDIARY FIRE. un tne nignt or tne 27th uit., some night-walking incendiary set fire to the barn of James Jaynes, which resulted in burning all his hay and oats, and one horse belonging to a neighbor. Mr, Jaynes is a citizen respected by every one who knows him. No one has yet been suspected of being the guilty party. WHAT FOLLOWED AN ARREST. A few weeks ago a crib on the farm of William Fleener was fired by some one and burned down. Thre men, by the name of Pratt, Fletcher and Cody, were made the objects of suspicion and taken out in the night by some nine or ten persons in disguise and brutally beaten The above accused proceeded to take warrants for four of the Davis boys, sons of John D. Davis, Milburn Fleener and Joseph Fugate, supposing them to be associated in the whipping. The cause was to be tried at Seal's Store, 5 miles above Sneedville, on Clinch river; and last Friday, the 31st ult,, being the day set for trial, the defendants appear ed In due time, but in 6uch an attitude as to intimidate the prosecutors and keep them from appearing. Do not know this to be their object, but such was the case. When the hour for trial arrived the defendants pushed for trial, and on motion of their counsel, the case was dismissed, and the prosecutors taxed with the cost, In the evening a difficul ty arose, in which Wm. F. Parks was shot through the hips; supposed to be done by J ame Davis, ihe crowd was so large that it is uncertain who did tho shooting. Parks, at last accounts, wa suffering greatly, and is not expected to recover; but the wound is not necessari ly dangerous. It is with reluctance that we chronicle this affair; but such is the case, not only in Hancock, but from all parts of the State of Tennessee the in telligence of some shooting affray, de liberate murder, or the commission of some high penal offence comes. We be lieve this to be the result in part of the courts of justice suffering too many criminals to compromise their cases and escape the penalty of the law; or to baf fie and wear out their causes, thereby securing tho non-performance of the prosecution and the unconcern of the courts. Another reason is, our peace officers are too neglectful of their duty. They are growing forgetful of the fear ful responsibilities resting upon them, and greatly disregard the solemn obliga tions to which they subject themselves in their official capacity. If men would only look through the ideal mirror, and view themselves marching to the bar of God, with the blood of their fellow-man dripping from their fingers, and then to be taken up in the palm of His mighty hand, "and hurled beyond suns, moons and stars, into chaos and eternal night, never to find a resting place till they would shake hands with the angel of death over the grave of its maker," with that divine apothegm, "no murderer shall ever enter the kingdom of heaven, " forever ringing in their ears, a rigid ex ecution of the criminal law would be un necessary; but as it is, until justice is speedily and impartially dealt out to every one, we may expect crime, blood shed and confusion. Respectfully, SsEEnvuxiAN. THE GRASSHOPPER PEST. Dakota letter to St. Paul Pumeer Pre: Grasshoppers are hatching out in innum erable myriads on the prairie9 west of the Missouri river now, and unnumbered myriads have been hatching out for quite a while. The ground is black with them. They hang upon the grass like bees after a swarm. But this is not sur prising, for they hatch out the same way here every year. I have been familiar with them for the past ten years, and see no change in them at all; possibly they are a little bigger, for under tho laws of evolution they ultimate in the the kangaroo. On the plain they are at home; they are healthy and vigorous, for grass is their natural food, and at long as they feed upon grass they thrive; but let them give up their-natural food and forsake their native land, the arid plains, and go upon our wheat farms and luxuriate upon the rich, highly concen trated food of cultivated grain, and dis ease sets in, gangrene of the vitals is the result, and the grasshopper perishes. Three crops of wheat will destroy any one invasion. After passing three sum mers in cultivated fields, an epidemic (worse than dyspepsia) produced by high living, will carry them off entirely, and no more will be heard of them until some one situated like myself, on the the frontier, will report of their recruit ing camps that they are preparing for another raid. A Norfolk, Va., dispatch dated the 8th, says an excitement, caused by a haunted house mystery in Portsmouth. on Middle street that night, resulted in a very serious and exciting accident. An immense throng mounted the porch to the second story to rain admittance. The porch suddenly gave way with the weight upon it, and the whole crowd was thrown in a confused heap to the pavement beneath, a distance of ten feet. Mr. Virginus Weston had several ribs broken, and ia pronounced fatally injured internally. Capt. A. T. Cul- Seper, Uapt. John W. oung, . J. Nicholson, Samuel Armstrong, Bud Cherry, Henry Whitehurst. Miss Irvine and Edward Arrington had limbs dislo cated, fractured or sprained, add bodies cut and bruised. All were speedily in the hands of the doctors. I j 1 The holy city of Rome has quarantined aain?t vessels from America. Bristol is excitrd over the proposed railroad leading through Scott county. Greeneville is the only town In Eust Tennessee that has quarantined against Memphis. ; , President Hayes is puzzled to know if Sardis, Mississippi, in named for hi uv cle, Sardis Burchard. Anne Loui-ta C'ary will receive $12, 000 for five months' singing in the Ma pieson opera company. Dr. Robert MofTalt says that mission work all oyer Africa has been thrown back fifty years by the Zulu war. Congressmen Frye and Reed and ex Congressmen Hale and Peieri, of Maine, are all anxious to succeed Mr. Hamlin in the United States Senate. According to the Reporter, Newport jail now contains 23 inmates, lit of whom are females. It seems that Cocke county ia entitled to a penitentiary of hur own. Major Jones' Courtship, a book famil iar to most Americans, lias Itc-n revised and enlarged, and will be published by T. D. Appleton A Co. General Grant will start for America from Japan towards tho latter part ot August. At last accounts he had ju.-t been received by the Luieror at Lis Palace of Yezo. A young lady in Berks county, Ma chusetts, was stung on the lip by a bco the other day. Wo congratulate that bee on knowing just where the honey was. The Kuoxville Cronih says that Wm. Cannon, of Monroe county, threshed 2U0 acres 3132 bushels of whrat; from 20 acres of this he threshed 743 bush Ih, an average of 37 3-20 bushels per acre. Two women got into an altercation at Union City, Tenn., last week and agreed to fettle it on the field of honor. They went out armed with pittols, measured paces, turned and fired upon each other without effect. Throwing down the pistols, they went for each others Lair, and thus ended the fight. Now is the time for farmers to com mence turning their wheat land. Pul verise your ground thoroughly by plow ing and harrowing; then sow early, and be certain to soak your feed in blue stone, and we will warrant you a good wheat crop, clear of 6mut. Robert Burns, a grandson of the pnt Burns, died in Moorhead's Ilo-pital, Dumfries, on July 19. He rembl"! the poet in face and fijure, and, curious ly enough, was married to a Mary Camphrll, the name of the port's "Hili lind Mary." For many years he taught an humble school in Dumfries, and in the latter portion of his life was in mont straightened circumstances. The Lee County (Va.) Sentinrl civoa an account of a distressing arcident which occurred across the bnrdfr, in Srott county, o few days since, rojiii't ing in the death of Mr. David Young. Mr. Y. had stopped during a rainstorm to shelter under a tree, the topcf which wi blown off, falling directly on him, literally crushing him to piece; his in juries were his right arm broken, a hip joint dislocated, and one leg crushed from the knee to the ankle. Drs. llor fon and Morrison were at once summon ed, and amputatioo was considered nec essary. An operation was performed, but was scarcely finished when the pa tient expired. MAKKIi:i. WniTE GIBSON. On the 24t in stant, at the residence of the bride's fa ther, Mr. Z. S. Gibson, near PlcHant, lenn., air. chas. i. ntTE and Mis Jennie Gibson. All of t'lniborne coun ty, Tenn. May Charlie and his baauti fill bride nave a pleasant journey on Life's rough pathway. l"Send your son and daughters to Tazewell College". See adver tisement. june25-Cm. Avoid dandruff, harsh, brittle, roui;!i hair, and change your gray locks to their proper color with Dr. (Jrecnhal-e s .ik- Restorer. For sale by G. A. McNutt, Morristown, Tenn. Tho Place To Go. Where will wc go to spend the remain ing time until cool weather comes am all clanger of coming in contact with yellow fever is pussed? That is the iiuestion. We know of no better place than to a merchant who keeps Dr. Hart' Anti-Bilious Discovery for bale. A not tie of this celebrated medicine will, if judiciously taken, rcgulat the system and make it proof against disease. No Good Preaching. No man can do a good Job of work, preach a good sermon, try a law suit well, doctor a patient, or write a good article when he feels miserable and dull, with sluggish brain ami unsteady nerves, and none should make the attempt in such a condition when it can be so easily and cheaply removed by a little Hop Bitters, bee other column.. lie Wise and Happy. Tf trnu will fston all vour extravagant - j - - i j and wrong notions in doctoring yourself and families Willi expensive doctors or humbug cure-alls, that do harm always, and use only nature's simple remedies for all your ailments you will be wise, well and happy, and save great expense. The greatest remedy for thi.f, the grefit, wise and good will tell yu, is Hop Hit ters rely on it. See another column , The Lamar Iiouse. The undersigned having rc-lcnscd the above popular Hotel, begs leave to in form Ins friends and patrons, ncd es pecially the traveling public, that he is now prepared to accommodate tiisguextn in the best and inopt approved tye. The House will bo fully rcnovn-d nnd the table will always be supplieJ with all the delicacies of the season. In fact it will be his endeavor to ma'te the La mar House second to no i"Ul in the South. Polite waiters and 'ho beM at tendance will be secured the guest. Passengers will be onveyed to and from the depots fcn charge. Jonv Scirnr, Proprietor. Sept. 3, 1H Capt. Jairus Baker, 704 CaI!owhi:i Street. Philadelphia, had his llnf r cut almost to a pulp, both bones and flesh by a revolving knife, about December loth, 1878. It was only held in place oy a ahrrd or llesu. Under Prof. W. Paine'e ozone treat ment. it rapidly recovered. The wound was very painful, and at one time was offensive and partly mortified, but Prof Paine'a Catarrh Vapor caused it to as assume a healthy form and to rspidly ncai. J Aim s lJAivl.it, February 23, 187a. Lasrcr Ileerv a. i. isewman keeps very tine Laser Beer and Ale, constantly on Ice. "The coldest Beer and Ale that Las ever been kept in Morristown, " ia Newman's mot to. They all calljfor itl They all take it home and have a nice, healthy drink with there familiee. rna2dtf UNIVERSITY-TENNESSEE AND Stats Aptltiral Colltie. Rcirut.tc, CUnaiol, or ElecUr Covmi, Sm'U Coura Id Af ricaltaro, Uechauica and ngiQ-r-lug. Ncnnal Count for Tair. Two Vun' Preparatory Court. Military Drill and DiK-tj.hu. Tuition, fria; In Preparatory rvrrmtn(, f 30. Board, ts t f 10 a nonta. la id -uul $ it awwiuu uf o wrk. Hp-ll r(- cn Tunamitr railm4 by applying to th Prit1rnt. liomiuu wi.li Thursday, ttrptraber lib. Tot further information, addrwui, THOS. W. HUMES, D. D.t PmuT, Au IS w. iaoiYiUe, laoaeaao. Morristown Produce Market. wnoi.KS4i.ie rrurrs. MoHlttnlovs a, All,'. ", H''J. WIIKAT nv.. OOH.V 4"., t OATS . 1 r'LOl'lt 2 ft-.: MKAI. ;.:,''. APJ'LKS 4, M pi:aciu; t . . KKATM i US : .. , 5 BUTlLi; Hv'.Ii k;;s t-ni 1JKKSWAX - I KLAXSLKI) c ,.." LA KD t.ul TALLOW i--. i . BACON 41,:' i Knoxville Market. COHKF.CTKH 1V !ITI1 IM(M l It i , I'KAI.KltS IN FMK41. ri!'l'l K. Knoxvillk, Tk.vn., Au. l, l:'. li-"ti Sid.ti f. n J -.i mi;.i,t , i- " " -H n. I I r.l , I, . t b.-t rw, rliuito U ' - 11 twp 'rn ' ' "r KL.ur .2 ;l . 1 I'otMt'H , , I tl ... I On! ll 3... 4 1 llii A I (!- I rt..1 ... ...... . ... Jn J , 1 . m lrtl, 4 ... . " . . 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