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j " Jj. JJ JO By JOHN E. HELMS. MORRISTOWN, TENN., AVEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1879. VOL. XIII. NO. 30. 1.. i THE MORRISTOWN GAZiTTE Subscription Price, $2. MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE The tusk of ivory sent by Cstewayo to L ird Chelmsford as a peace offering, or rather as an evidence of his desire for peace, has arrived safely at the ccloni a cf&ze ia London. The tunk is an enor mous one, beinjr about seven feet in length and a baf ard in circa m'erenca. A million and three-quarters f doi ars have been subscribed for charitable purposes through the agency of the New Ytrk Chamber of Commerce daricg the past twenty years. The Chicago and nor',h western fires in 1871 called out gifts to amount of $1 044 000; the Freuch sufferers by the war of 1870 received H3,000; the yellow fever uad ra'sedlas year amounted to $172 000. The plague ot wiic teatts snd snake in India ia extraordinary indeed. Snakes alone in 1877 killed Dearly 17,000 per sons, and tigers, elephants, leopards and other wild beasts nearly 3 000 more. Ef forts were made at the same time to de stroy the animals, but without apparent reduction of the numbers About 127, 000 cnakes and 22 000 wild b asts were killed, and $50,000 paid in rewards for their instruction. Thekk was 'penderi over the long table in the otton exchange yesterday a remarkable cotton plant, received by Messrs. Oilkeson & S'oss from Red nor & E iion of Laddoia, Fannin county, Texas, this plant bore two hundred and twenty three bolls, pome of them open and over flowing with the fljecy product, and altogether it was an interesting object. That this number of bolls is unusual is demonstrated by a reliable statement that twenty five to thirty is the average rane .St. Lcmis Republican. IV rucing, the efficiency of the jockey fluctuates just as much as that of the anim-il he bestrides. He may be all keenness and vigor when he comes to do hw work, or he may be more or Icfs dull of brain or lumpy in body, aDd therefore more or less of a drag on the beast than what he should be. O.'ten the case is worse. Bill Scott, one of the best riders the turf has ever Feen, and who, rode the winners of five Derbjo, was o drunk the year he rode Sir Tattn Sites for the Duby tlat he had lo l; lifted into the padd'e. Yet be came in secocd, and w. u'd ha"d won but for hid drunken ness. The Loudon Economist has been com I i ng a i-tatmeat of gold and silver now lying in various banks in Europe and the treaury at Washington. The grand 'total amounts tof jt 100,000 000, pr bab!y the largest, segregate ever bt f re collected in ths vJible bhape, and the amount g on increa-ing without check. The quantity of gold and silver in circulation ah over i he world ii a matter oi the mjrest guesswork; but even taking the highest o these guesses ia recant discus eions of the subject in France, this enor mous mass which lies now k'eked up in a few banking-vaults constitutes one-tenth of the tirculating medium of the world. "Professor Swing wisely remarks that "I wUl be a great mistake and a great imtsfortune if the return of coed times eh ail bring back the old fervor for .d venture and property which made mort gaj; s among the most popular things of the day. " Mortgages," he &dd, "are a pestilence, and debti are a regular chol era Estate? die under them. Churches eicken and have to be sat up with at niht ; individuals pine away, wives and children become disheartened in the mortgage season, and the financial grave digger ia busy day and night. Swamps arid dirty houses were the bhek death of Europe; debts are the plague of Anier ica." Cabul, the capital of Afghanistan, w here the massacre of Cava?nari and the E "giiah embassy took place, is not a city w.iose places and public institutions would allure the sl5ghteeer to any lengthened stay in its vicinity, for with- ouc exception a more neglected or tumble down collection of houses, with out the slightest pretence to sanitary irai5ements, cm hardly ba found in A ia. The only shops of any interest are the leather snd iron workers and otae) s dealing in skins and stuff peculiar to Cabul. The fruit Btalls in the autumn ar crammed from the ground to the with every kind of both lipe and raw fruits. There is only one country in the world in which there is no illiterate peo ple; it is the Sandwich Islands. The population of tho islands is 58,000. They have eleven high educational institu tions, one hundred and sixtj-niae mid dle public schools, and forty-three pri vate echools. The public instruction is under the supervision of a committee appointed by the King, and composed Qf five members, who serve without remun eration ; the committee appoint a gene ral inspector and a number of sub in spectors. The Govern merit takes care thnt every person shall be nb'e at least to read and write, atd pursues energetically all patents who neglect to send their children to scho. I The present cattle belt of the United States is about 2,000 miles in length, and S50 in width. It stretches from the liio Grande to Manitoba. In the extreme southern and northern portion it is neither highly elevated nor particularly dry, but for the greater portion it lies a'ong the surface of high table lands. It Htitt that the cost for raising a four-year-old steer, which will sell at the depots at an average of $30, will not ex ceed $3 50. The increase is about 30 per cent, a year. It requires, however, a round sum of m ney to successful! 7 start the buaiu-i-s of cattle raiding, which is gradually falling into the handi o Jarge drivers. As valuable as the bull- ion product of Colorado ia, its cattle product is even more valuable, and all the cattle men are said to be greater fa vorites at the banks than the miners. One banker in Denver expressed the opinion that he would rather have one hundred accounts among the cattle dealers than three hundred mining accounts. Founder of the Knights of Pythias. The visit to New York of Justus H. Rathbone, the founder of the order of the Knights of Pythias and Senior Past Supreme Chancellor of the order, has awakened much interest among the offi cers and members for this section. Mr. Rathbone has not yet reached the prime of life, being just 39. He was born at Deerfoot, N. Y. : is tall but not too stout, and likely to live to a good old age. He tells many stories about his tours in the West, where the lodges he visited looked ior a patriarch, and hardly believed the young man before them was the orig inator of their order. Concerning the founding of the order, Mr. Rathbone says that when he was 19 he was teach ing school in Michigan. The boys were anxious to get up a sort of a dramatic entertainment, but lacked ladies to take the female parts. To overcome this they wrote to a dramatic agency in New York to send them plays with as few female characters as possible. One of those sent happened to be w Damon and rythias, and while reading it over young Rathbone thought he saw a good chance for a secret brotherly organiza tion. He immediately wrote out the ritual, which he earned in his pocket for some years. During 1864 he was stationed in Washington as a military attache to the "War Department. Ho gathered a few clerks of the different departments together on the evening of t eb. 15, and after duly bindrncr them to secrecy read the ritual of the Knights of rythias, which pleased them so much that they immediately began to found, a lodge. Then came jealousies and con tentions, which threatened at times to sap the growth of the body. Mr. Rath bone fought against odds, and finally succeeded in overcoming his opponents, Now the order numbers 110,000 mem ber! and has 34 grand lodges, besides a supreme lodge. The initials of the or der are F. C. B. meaning " Friendship, Charity, Benevolence.'' New York World, How Snjrar Barrels Are Made. An interviewer hailing from the Jer sey City ' Journal, of inquiring mind, paid a fiying visit to the top floor of Neil O'Donnell's cooperage, and was fchOwn some of the mysteries connected with the manufacture of sugar barrels. In the first stage, the Irishman's recipe for making a cannon will do for a sugar barrel, slightly altered : First, make a hole and put your stares around it. The operative docs this by holding a stout wooden hoop in one hand, and placing the staves in position with the other very quickly, too, as the work is done by the piece. The embryo barrel is next caught in the bight of a stout rope, made fast on one end to a cleat, and the other running over an iron pulley and attached to a treadle. By pressing the treadle with the weight of the opera tive, the line is drawn taut, and the strong purchase thus effected compresses the staves to the requisite degree of tightness. The barrel is how placed in a huge fire-place which resembles a blast furnace, and is baked for a few minutes, when it is removed, the tops and bottoms are planed, the inside edges beveled for the "heads," which are quickly "put on," a few finishing touches given to the hoops and the bar rel is made. A good workman can make forty barrels a day, and in brisk seasons about 6,000 receptacles for that saccharine substance composed of bone dust, sand and Bugar are turned out. The staves are shipped to the cooper age from Michigan, where they are made into the required shape from elm logs by a machine. Jersey City Jour nal. Danger In a Seal-Skin Sacque. It was a fearfully battered-up citi zeness that walked into police head quarters the other day, and demanded a warrant. "Certainly," said the P. A., picking up a blank. "What is the scoundrel's name, madam ? " "It wasn't a man. It was that ugly, spiteful hussy, Mrs. McGuffey. I'll have her heart's blood ! " "You don't mean to say that it was a woman who battered you up in that fear ful manner ? " "111 tell you all about it. You see the disgusting creature lives next to me. And this morning I was just pol ishing up our cake-basket real silver, your Honor when what should I see going past the window but Mrs. Mc Guffey, starting out for a walk in a seal skin sacque ! " "Yes, madam, but " The idea of her in a seal skin, when she can hardly pay her rent. I just ran to the window to see if it was a seal skin or not, and I leaned out to look " "I insist, my good woman " "And I leaned and I leaned and the first thing I knew I fell clean out on my head." "And that's what injured you in this manner?" "Exactly, sir. Now I want to get her arrested and sent to jail for ten years, if you can fix it that way. Seal-skin 6acqne, indeed 1 " But the official heartlessly refused to interfere, and the female wreck walked off, consoling herself with the reflection that it wa3 wash-day, and that, at all events, 6he could. cut all the clothes line tied to her back fence, and let down the McGuffey linen into tho dirt. San Francisco News Letter. Will Blood TeD! Dr. Heitzman, of New York, makes the announcement that a drop of a man's blood placed under the micro scope will tell just what his condition and constitution may be. After a pro tracted study of blood corpuscles he has come to the conclusion that an abun dance of largo granules go with a good constitution ; on the other hand, if the granules were few and fine, or the en tire body of the corpuscle pale, it was evidence of a poor constitution. He frequently noticed that the number of white blood corpuscles was considerably increased after a single sleepless night, bo much so that it might be determined whether a man had been kept from his rest-Si not by examination of his blood. It could also be determined whether a man was to have acute diseases, or whether he was to suffer " from the slow processes of diseases incident to a strumous diathesis." The Scientific American says a committee of physi cians has been appointed to investigate and report on this most promising sub ject. If it proves possible to determine a man's physical constitution by the ex amination of a drop of his blood, a new field of investigation will be opened, and one having yery important practi cal bearings. ' . HOW TAS DYCK WON HIS WIFE. In one of the splendidly decorated saloons at St. James' was assembled a group oi young and lovely girls, whose delicate fingers were busily engaged in different kinds of ornamental needle work, which, under their skillful ar rangement, formed bouquets which rivaled nature in the brilliancy of their colors and accuracy of shades. They were the Queen's maids of honor, and between their gay chattering and busy fingers employed the time while waiting for her rising. The only grave person in the assembly was the Dowager Duch ess d'Alby, the chief of the ladies of hcror. Among the blooming group the youngest was remarkable for simplicity of dress and the quiet modesty of her whole appearance. Her attire was a dress of black velvet closed to the throat, but of which the skirt, open in front, disclosed an undress of white satin ; the sleeves came just below the elbow and coquettishly disclosed the arm and hand of the most dzzling white ness. A plaited tucker encircled her graceful neck, on- which hung a chain, to which was attached a large cross, and the luxuriant hair, simply parted on the forehead and confined by a large scarf, completed her costume. This was the daughter of one of the most illustrious families of Scotland. Her father, Lord Ruthven, united to princely fortune a pedigree of which he was mote proud than of his wealth. Lucy, his daughter, had secretly errived at the English Court on her appoint ment to & post in the Queen's house hold, there to complete the education wnicn naa peen careiuny guiaea Dy ner father. Retired and simple in her tastes, her mind instinctively spiight the sublime in the works cf nature and art. She excelled in painting, and her genius had created a world of her own in the daily contemplation of the productions of the best masters, which adorned the galleries of her father. Paul Veronese, Guido, Rubens were of the number of her friends, andfshe vowed them eternal gratitude for the light their talents shed on her solitude. The habits and manners of Lucy con trasted strongly with those of her com panions, who had been habituated to more independence and liberty. Gentle and timid to excess, she scarcely at tempted to answer the sportive and often mischievous sallies of her compan ions, Tho largo clock in tho saloon chimed the hour of 10. All eyes were directed to it, and several voices exclaimed: "He's very late 1 " just as a domestic an nounced, "the painter, Van Dyck." The announcement caused a general agitation among the smiling group. Each one changed her position on her velvet seat, rearranged her dress, and, composing her countenance, sought to give additional grace to her aspect. The young pupil of Rubens, albeit ac customed to the spirit of beauty, could not suppress a murmur of admiration at finding himself in the midst of this brilliant circle. The old Duchess, supposing tho young painter's embarrassment to be caused by her own imposing appearance, to en courage him addressed him in these words : " I am told that you have tal ent, young man." " Those who have so informed you do me too much honor, maaam. jjouot less, they judge me by my intentions ; but I have as yet produced nothing worthy of attention." There was as much confidence and noble pride in the reply of the painter as there had been arrogance and imper- inence m the address of the noble dame. Lucy, who possessed the high spirit of her country, was also shocked at the insoient tone of the Duchess, and now blushed with pleasure at the reply of Van Dyck. As her soft eyes rested ap provingly on his face he understood her feelings, and thanked her by a look for her generous sympathy. " Well, well, we shall see. Her Maj esty wishes to renew the ornaments of her chapel; so you will be fully em ployed. A residence will be assigned you in yonder monastery, where you will copy undisturbed. In summer, also, you shall have a fit residemce, be sides a pension from the Government. This, I think, is paying an artist pretty welL" "Art cannot be paid for my Lady Duchess, and, if I purchased the talents to which I aspire, the favors which you boast could not purchase them." " This i3 all very well you are proud and we are noble, but, nevertheless, these honors are conditional. You will be chosen painter to the Queen if you succeed in gaining the prize which is offered for the most perfect head of the Madonna." " Ah 1 madam, if the patronage of her Majesty is offered me only on those con ditions I shall not obtain it." " And why not?" " Because I shall not gain the prize," replied he, with an expression of sad ness which was instantly reflected on the face of Lucy. " Why do you refuse this honor? Do you f eav to fail ? " " No, madam ; but how shall I repre sent as she should be represented the mother of the Savior? Where shall 1 find a model?" As he pronounced tnsne woras ins eyes rested on tno an-i;-euc lace of Lucy. " I have hitherto congnt in vain the combination of mild ness, sweetness ana candor which should characterize the Queen of Heaven." The fire of genius which illuminated the handsome countenance of Van Dyck elicited the admiration of all ob servers. "But I should imagine that there would be no difficulty in obtaining mod els of painters." " The models which can be obtained for hire are beautiful, without doubt. I have sought in vain for the dignity and purity which I have never seen uni ted but in a noble lady who would dis dain to sit to a poor artist." The animated and ardent glance of Van Dyck embarrassed Lucy; it told her that he had at last found the object his fancy had depicted. The Duchess, however, had not observed it, and asked : " Who is this noble lady ? " "Tho Virgin herself, madam'" Bow ing profoundly and giving a parting glance at Lucy, he added : " If I gain the prize you shall see me again, mad am, if not I leave England." He took immediate possession of his apartments, where ho could at the same time paint his Madonna and copy the frescoes for the chapel. With his mind full of the celestial fato he had just seen, ho seized his pencil and endeav ored to trace her lineaments. But the extreme sensibility so useful to art when time has calmed it was now his chief obstacle. He felt too deeply to succeed in expressing the idea which filled his soul. The day passed in fruit less attempt and the night surprised him, dissatisfied and despondent. In the meantime Lucy had suffered severely for the preference shown her by van Dyck. lhe envy and jealousy of her companion? 'vent in im pertinent sarcasm : so tnat. on separat ing for the night, her mind was filled with his idea, and, after her nightly prayer, his name was the last on her lips. It was midnight. The heavens shone with a thousand sparkling stars, and a dark light spread itself on the old abbey, which stood solitary and alone among its ruins. A window of the palace opened, and a shadow passed slowly along the bal cony and etaircase, crossed along the court and reached the monastery. It would be difficult to say how this figure had left the palace and pene trated so far ; but she must have been well acquainted with all the turnings, for in a short time she crossed the long avenue, and, arriving at one end of the galleries of the chapel, she found her self in the painter's work-room, and, passing lightly on. seated herself, with out looking around her, immediately in front of his easel. Oh, surprise 1 Oh, joyl this being so calm, so beautiful, is Luey ! The de sponding artist who had been unable to retrace her features on his canvas now beheld a living model before his eyes. What could have induced her to come i What idea could have given her the courage and resolution ? He threw him self on his knees before her, bnt Lucy, motioning him to rise, pointed to his pencil. Her look penetrated him with a flame so pure that he forgot the real ity of his vision his astonishment seemed to him a Want of faith. Trans ported by his imagination to an ethe real sphere, he seemed above the earth and in tne midst of the sublime Con certs of ansrels: he beheld Alary en vironed by divine rays. He was no longer the jpowerlesa artist who had just thrown at his feet his unsuccessful pencil the artist replaced the man. Mute and breathless, inspired by mys terious strength, he seized his palette. His colors cave the form and his soul the life in a few hours he created the most beautiful and most pure cf vir gina. When the young girl saw that after tracing her features he was occupied in imparting to his picture the soul which animated him, she rose silently, and, with a calm and assured step, left the monastery by the same road she had come. Van Dyck, with wondering eyes and oppressed breathing, made not the slightest effort to detaiu her. In his eyes she was no longer mortal, and in her departure ho thought he saw the Madonna returning to her native skies. Enchanted by his execution and excite ment, he fell asleep in his arm-chair. On awakening, his first thgught was to examine the canvas. Transported with joy at his success, he thanked on his knees the angel or woman who had so favored him. In vain he endeavored again to impart the ideality which ex isted in his imagination. He had scT combined the thoughts of the Madonna ana 01 ljucy that ne aetermmea 10 ais- cover the truth, and wrote the following billet to the young girl : "Tell me if you are indeed an togel; if ycTL do not wish to deprive of his senses the poor artist to whom you have condescended to appear this night, tell me if you are the Virgin or a mortal." It was a part of the duty of the dow ager Duchess to open the billets ad roaao5 tn tho vonnsr ladies confided to ncr ciiarge. nuai was ner astomsn- mont at reading this epistle ! "Horror!" cried she. "A child of high family to violate her duty in seeking a painter at midnight 1" She rang and sent for the guilty one, but her rage redoubled when Lucy, with her customary gentleness, denied all knowledge of the cause of her re proaches. The Duchess, who expected to witness in her great confusion or a candid avowal, would listen to nothing. The alarm was given in the palace and it was decided that Lucy, disgraced, should be sent home to her father. Her prayers w ere of no avail ; a singlf eight of reepite was alone accorded her, and alio was compelled to sleep in the apartment of the Duchess to avoid fur ther scandal. At midnight, Lucy rose as before ; the Duchess was aroused from her unquiet sleep, and called all the ladies to wit ness the confirmation of her suspicions. With lighted flambeaux, the Duchess, attended by a numerous suite, followed Lucy, who traversed again the long hall and numerous passages and arrived at the door of the monastery. Her culpa bility could no longer be doubted, but they followed her even to the painting room, where she was already seated be fore the easel. The noise around her and the brilliancy of the lights awoke her in a fright. She was a somnambu list. Thus unconsciously had she served ac a model to the artist, who fully re paid in love what she had given him in renown. He obtained the prize and was loaded down at the court with hon ors and riches. A few days afterward there was cele brated at St. Paul's the union of Van Dyck and Lucy, the daughter of the noble Count Ruthven de Gorry. A Drunkrd's-Kevengc. Dnring the exhibition of some wild beasts, a few weeks ago, at the theatre of a small town in Thuringia, Germany, a frightful scene occurred. A leopard was not nearly so submissive to the tamer as usual, and dashed wildly about the cage. Suddenly two of the bars gave away, and the animal sprung with a tremendous bound among the specta tors in the pit. The terrified people rushed pell-mell to tho door, but the beast attacked the hindermost of them with teeth and claws, and in four minutes had killed a woman and a child, and fearfully lacerated four other per sons about the face and neck. The moment the leopard escaped from his cage, the beast-tamer and his assistants hurried after it, armed with spears, but were unable to overcome it until it dropped dead from its wounds. On examining tho broken bars of tho cage it was discovered that they had been filed. An attendant, lately dismissed for drunkenness, has been arrested on usspicion of being the author bf this atrocious deed. KISS AND WEO.. O, "Kiss and wed is often said, Not often wed and kis It should not try the dullest Ucad To find what's hero amiss 1 If kiss and wed In all that's said, If love no f urther goes ! If when its happy summer's fled The bloom is off its rose It seems to me Hvrould better be To choose a thriftier flower And there's the steadfast apple tree, In spring a rosy bower ! Yet, O. its hours of lovely flowers Are but the prelude sweet; Its summer's but the trystins-time When love and beauty meet. And what moro worthy close could be To its consistent rhyme, Than when the frnit hangs ripening In colden autmun-tinie? Then let love be like this pood tree; The best keep for the last; Say, " Wed ami kiss," and you'll not miss The key that holds him fast, reward Gliiidon, in JJaldicin's Monthly. PITH AND POErT. A lost star A sailor overboard. A sham-oo Affected contempt. "Take Tback the heart that thon gavest," as the gambler said to his paL who had passed him under the table the wrong card to fill the flush. Oxce they started a girl's seminary in Utah. It flourished well ; but, just in the height of its prosperity, the princi pal eloped with the whole school. A cobeespokdent explains why he hadn't written before by saying he "could not get money enough together" to buy a postal-card Fond du Lac Reporter. "Pa, what does 'nobby' mean?" "Stylish, my dear." "Well, then, pa your nose must be very stylish, for grandma says you've got the nobbiest nose in town." HEB HAIR. She wrung her hands and tore hex halt With feelins; not benign; And, when upbraided by her friends, Eiclaimed, "'This ilr is minel" Claude de Haven. Thebe are too many women in the world ; 60,000 more women than men in Massachusetts," growled the husband. "That is the ' survival of the fittest,' my dear," replied the wife. An illiterate farmer, wishing to enter some animals at an agricultural exhibi tion, wrote as follows to the Secretary of the society : "Enter me, also, for a jackass." And he took the prize Aim now the gay and festive frog Within the marsh is seen; The loafer seeks a. sunny spot Upon the village green; The trade in patent liver-pllla Becomes a steady thing The rhymer, with a pensive !r, Indites an ode to spring. Toledo Commercial. An ale guzzler doesn't stop to con sider that every time he drinks he is addine flh ale to his coffin. Boston Post. A result, no doubt, owir.g to the J tacks on spirits. New York commer cial Advertiser. The people of Ceylon bake and eat bees'. If W0 were going to indulge in this kind of provender we should want to know that the baker understood las business, for if a bee should reVis after he had been swallowed 1 The Woman's Journal asks, " What is a sadder sight than to see a young bride sick at heart? " We have never peen but one sadder sight. That was on an excursion to Racine last summer. There was a bride sitting on a coil of rope just outside- our state-room door. She iva3 sick at the stomach. Sadness I Lordy, there was a pail full of sadness, and red lemonade, and ice-cream. The Woman's Journal ought to have been there in our state-room, and she would never talk about heart sickness any more. Milwaukee Sun. 8PBINO. The growing davs, and gracious, mellowing air Proclaim that sweet and balmy spring is near; Grim winter hastens to his Polar lair, And IBoij! juat ate if my umbrelW here.) Wee blades of green hide 'm!d the faded grass; The brooklet laughs to find itself released; The zephyrs whimper coyly as they pasS (A-chew! a-chew! The plaauey wind it east!) How pleasant is it in these vernal days To study nature, as we roam Through woods and fields, and chant the season's praise Confound mp hick I left my rubbers home!) Sweet springtime, thou art welcome onre agiin, The pleasures of our brief lives to enhance ( Well, here's a go! What with the mud and rain tve soaked mp feet and fpulled try neio spring pants!) BoHon Journal. A vert old lady on her death-bed, in a penitential mood, said : "I have been a great sinner more than eighty years, and didn't know it." An old darkey woman who had lived with her a long time exclaimed: "Loral I ksowed it all the time." an honest man is wanted for Treas urer of Brown county, Wis. Van Straclin was elected by the Republi jans, although his record was bad, and he stole $20,000. Burkart, a Democrat, absconded next with $00,000. Then Republicans and Democrats united to elect Ellis, whose probity nobody doubted, and an investigating commit fcee now figures up his theft at $6,000. The late Prince Henry of the Nether lands was one of the wealthiest Princes in Europe. His property has been usual ly estimated in Holland at $41,500,000. The greater part of it consists in state funds ; there are also shares in commer cial companies, landed estates and castles, and similar property, some of it in the Netherlands, the remainder in Germany and the Dutch coloniea. A coloked voter in Mobile had been employed by a merchant to take some kerosene oil to the Mobile and Ohio railroad depot for shipment. He in formed the gentleman who employed him that he was going to vote the Dem ocratic ticket wouldn't think of voting any other. On his return from the de pot ho was asked for the receipt for the kerosene oil. Putting his hand into hia pocket he pulled out a citizens ticket. "This isn't the receipt," ex claimed the merchant. "Bless de Lord," was the response, "I done gone an' voted de kerosene-oil ticket." A Game tf Chess on the Ice. Thirty years ago this February, on the frozen Nemahbin lake, near Nasho tah Theological Seminary, in Delafield, twenty-eight miles west of Milwaukee, sixty-four squares were marked off upon the ice, each ten feet square, the snow being scraped off from the alternate squares, and a game 01 chess was played, with thirty-two young men and two young ladies acting as pieces, and each one moving as directed by the king of the side to which he belonged. The two young ladies were the queens. Most of the other "pieces" were students at "the Mission," as the Nashotah in stitution was called in those days, though many were farmers' sons and other young men of the neighborhood, one of them the district schoolmaster at Summit corners. One of the kings was the lovable pioneer Christian hero, the Rev. Lloyd Breck;the other was a mere youth, named Ammi Hawks, son of a hotel-keeper at Delafield village. Won der what's become of them all I Hawks was a clever player, and kept the wise old priest's wits at work all the after noon; but the latter finally fastened them to a single square, when "the shades of night were falling fast" and all but themselves and two or three of the knights and castles had been killed oft The writer hereof was a humble pawn, whose aching toes and hollow stomach made it a happy disaster when he got "taken" late in the afternoon, as it was about time to water the stock. Grand Rapids (.Mich J Eaale. now to Cure Snoring. One of the simplest and at the same time most , effectual remedies against snoring is to place a thin, oval-shaped piece of silver or hard rubber, between three and four inches in length and one and a half inches in width, formed so as to fit the jaws comfortably, be tween the lips and the gums. By this simple appliance the' breath is forced through the nostrils, and, aside from being a preventive against snoringf it keeps the throat and tongue moist in stead of being dry and parched as when air ia inhaled into the mouth and throat. It the mouth is kept shut all trouble about snoring will bo removed. NE.V ADVERTISEMENTS. KNOXVILLE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, Office East Tennessee National Bnk CAPITAL TSTOCK, S1Q0y000. OFFICERS.; T. A. CAHPKN rEIt. PncstDr.NT.' r. H Me:Ll NO.Vn i-Pbukident. COLUM lll'S POWELL, Secbitabt A Teeas ; DIRECTORS. JOSEPH JACQCES, A. (JAl,DWtLU E. J. SMJFOKD. p.. 1. LI TTRKLL. W. W, WOODHU f, V. M. McOHKE, V. W. TAYLOR, SR. O. K. LICK Y, K V. JACKSON. '. II. McCLUNO. FINANCE COMMITTEE. JOSEPH JAQITES, C. M. MoG.HEE, K. J. 8ANFORD. O. K. Ll'L'KY. STOCKHOLDERS r. M. M Ghee, Joseph Jaiiues, h . J. Sanford, Joseph H Earnest, A. J. AlbTK, A J. AlouDtcaBtlP, W. A. Anderson, S. T. L"Kii. K. C. Jackson, W. P. Cbanibei lain, I T. Bornton. J. Y. Johnston, Jannefl L. Gaines, T S. Webb, W. P. Wsdbburn, John E. Chapman. Job. T. MfTeer. (i. J. Powell, S. Sltrarch, Ttics L, WilliainB, J. B. Iloxsie, F. IT. Mct'lnni. I. A . Carpenter, W. W. Woodruff. A. Caldwell, M. L. Korb, K. VV. Taylor nr. J. V. Fulkersou, O. W. Palmer, S. B. Luttrell, M, J. Condon. CIlHS. H. Bmwq, Hugh Martin, C. K Lucky. U. E. Karnent, K. T. Wilson. Tlios. O'Coiiue-, John G. Karnent, N. PoEart. K, M. Rhea. J. W . Lillard, U. K. liOHK, sugHTlt-ly J. S. MILLEK, MERCHANT TAILOR, Morristowfl, Tenn. First-Class Work, Graceful Sc Stylish, No Misfits. UvinK:adopted MorrMown as my .'"tore I oli it tlie patronK or a Knroiis public. " an experience of Myears.I teel safe in suaranteein, perfect SHtin'aotion. Uents' and boys garniiiiti cut and nude eiiual to any In the ftato. Ladies cunU and habits exquisitely cut and made. Prices as low as good work cao be doue for in this section. ountry produce taken in exchange for work. Cleaning and repainna nsatly executed. All work done with precision. Punctuality a specialty . Eu ropean and American fihhious couiitantly on band. 1 invite all to call upon me at-my shop, neirly op portite Commercial Hotel, Main street. jilll67'J-ly J. . M I LLKI. TONSORIAL. By Mack Fulton, At lhe GrigHby House, OIOiatJsTOWN, TENNESSi i:. -I solicit tbelpnbllo patronage, end would say 1 i.e,L.i. faction either In a clean, neat mve hair cut. hair dress, clean (ihamoo, or an M"Kaut whisker or moustache .lye. Twins n od- that ei ato FOR THE r- -ff UJk Do not fall to or HcUei rf by lite NASHVILLE, CHATTANOOGA & ST. LOUIS R. R. I7IO R speed, ssfoty and comfort, you will find this i liue to be unrifaled. For tae celebrated springs and bummer Retorts. Hound trip tickets can be purchased at all principal oilices. .uil grants wishing to o West, either to locate or as prospectors, will find it to their adrantage to go by this ronte. Jioiibd Trip emigrant ticket , on sa e to Texas points, fhrongh con- hes are rnn irem Chat tanooga to Columbus wituomt change. Bleeping Coaches on nil night (rains. Good Coaches, Good Road and Quick Time. Leave Chattanooga - H W am 2 in pm Bridgeport - 12 10 pm 10 i! pm Stevenson 12 31 pm 10 .V. pm Cowan 1 33 pm II 4'l pm Decherd - 1 P" V" Tullahoma - 2 1 P" 12 ' Wartrace I Pn 1 '5 am Murfreesboro' 3 42 pro 2 1 am Arrive Nashville 5 W pm 4 tin am Leave Na-hville -..... ' pm ' " Arrive McKenzie H 10 P" J ,u Martin . . I'nion ity 2" m 6 M pm Memphis P J m 6t. Louis 5pm IS am For maps, timetables and all Information lo re gard to this route, call on or address W. L DNI.EY. Gen. Pass, and Ticket Ag. Neville. 'lnn. Pais At.."chttanroi!a Tenn. A. K. WBKNSit. junll'79tf Trav.Agt.. Atlanta. Ga. dTw. C. DAVIS, Watch Maker ,.,!!!' JF.WELF.lt. 20 jlorrlstowB. Iran. Announces to thepul.Ilc that he is PW' to do all kinds of work in bis line at the most sat isfactory pr.ces. REPAIRING Clocks, Watches and Jewelry of all kinds attended to with promptness and in the very best Jtyle Any a tide of Jewelry ordered on short notice and sat is Ltc.io 4 guaranteed. aug.i ) iy NII00D HOW LOST ill: HOW EESTORED! TrsT Buh'lsie1, a new edition of PR. CUL VERWKLL'8 CELKBKATKD ESSAY on the radical cum without medicine of Seermatorrhn a, Seminal W'ekness, Invonutary Seminal Losses, Imrotency, Slental and Physical lncapac ty. Im pedimenta to Marriage, etc.; also Consumption. Epilepsy and Fits, Induced by salf indulgent or sexual exttavagance, Ac. ThecelebratedautUor.il! this admirable Essay, clearly demonstrates. Irom a thirty years success ful practice, that the alarming consequences of self abuse may be radically cured wmioui me Dan i ...... -ni- kimaoif rlianlv. orivately. and radi- CTh"slectnre shoald bo in the haJds or every yonth and every man in the Ian .. Sent free, midr seal, in a plain envelop, to any address. Address the puMisheis THE OIJLVEKWKLL MEDICAL O. 41 Aon st., Kew York; P. O. Box 4V. JnnelS'79 ly GEO. WALKER, FASHIONABLE T0NS0R. MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE. Having fitted np and opened new Barber Shop on the railroad, next door to Newman's I eer Hall. I m prepared lo accommodate the public in my line of business and resp.-ctf.illy soli-1 sh.re of their work. Ml prices will be reasonable, aud ail work guaranteed to please. Keen raxorsand clean towels wiil be a leading feature. A. so my "") at all times will be supplied w'th the bet oils and cetlumenes thatcan be had. In fact, I propose to dispatch work in artiuic style, but to be convince comeandsee roe. vlin's tf NORTH 11 TOT! gerous use oi internal meaicino o. i" of the knife; pointing out a mode of cure at once simple, certain ana sfT'ctual. by means oi which .frrr ii mter what his condition may NEW ADVERTISEMEN T8. vr. w. wooDBirr. 1879. W; WB WOQDBUFf & CO. WE HAVE DECIDED TO ADD TO OUR REGULAR HARDWARE business a line of AORICl'LTL'H.iL I.VrLK.VKXTS, mud r dow prepare I to furninh everything in that line at Factory Trie. , We shall aim to keep only such article. itand the test of eij.er.enee u Lemj tb VERY BEST of tne kind in use. , We had the hone to introduce the OLIVER CHILLED FLOW, and w are tur we have the gratitude of 5,000 Farmer, who are now using them in this section. Every article warranted to give perfect satisfaction. Circulars and Trices sent on application. Correspondence solicited and all informstion on Msrhtnery cheerfully riven. Send for Circulars and Trices to W. W. WOODRUFF A CO, for the following implements: WIIEETJEl & MKUOK'ri CHAMPION THRESHER AND CLEANER, 18 INCH CYLINDER, $150 CHAMPION THRESHER AND CLEANER, 22 INCH CYLINDER, S2C0 The Best and Low Ear Priced Thbe-hhek.s cV Cleanee is any Market. RAILWAY and LEVER POWERS, CLOVER HOLLERS and CLEANERS HORSE RAKES, PULVERIZING WHEEL HARROWS, WhfJfjvrh Ajent for the HOWE SERVING MVCIIirs'E OOM'V, BEND FOR CIHITLARS AN I TRICE LIST. Brennan & Co. Kentucky Grain Drill This Drill will work io Und- where other drill- wiil fail. The only Inll Wmi will not choke or clog in FILTHY LAND; of let draft than any other ; requires hot aa msn i . l ......... . fk.a uill ir.irkr (rtat ravnlntiftn In drain Drllll as Lba aim l w ' uurntn. 1 1 o urtu km. " ' ' ' Oliyer Chilled Plow has anions otH?r Piows. Cider Mills, Sinclair .Straw Outtorw, Wheat Kaiis, CHiecr ClnlM Plow., Double Shovel Plow, vh1 or iron b''nm, Z.RoU.r Ouie Milh, 1-KvVcr dine Mill, Patent Gnltxtnivd Evijrafor ii Puriinr?, I Alien .ViMiw, Circular Snr, Hair Fire Proof Stf-, fTOur stock of General Hardware will competition from any inarter. uraera oy mmi W. W. TO WHOLESALE AND HETAIL HUYKHS PETER KERPJ, CONFECTIONER AND CANDY MANUFACTURER, WEST SIDE MARKET Si ( J All E, KXOXV1LLE, TENNESSEE Has tht Largest aud most Taried tock of Fancy Groceries, Confectioneries, Nuts, Frnlts, Evrr offend lo the Trad,-, and Ead Tnvvt". COUNTRY MERCHANTS Throughout thU aection will find it to their h for price list. All goods will 3P"Xl.EIOIX OYOTHnO -A. 0rDOIAIjTT. Orders in Person or by Mail respectfully J. W. GAUT & SON. WMesale Mice anfl Commission Ilercliaot No. 203 Gay Stroot, Knoxvillo, Tonn. Receives Cons:rnieaU of all kinds of Troduce, and Anya WJlEil COllX, OATS, RYE. JlAV, DAVOS, LAPP, El.OUR. ),ju,aj, c DRlEn n:UJlt FEATHERS, i(r. For which the highest market pric? u. When desired, liberal adtance. itvad- on consigns" ns, Charge, liberal and satiaf.ftion guaranteed. augW , ly HOPE & MILLER, Watchmakers and Jewelers COR. OAY AND CLINCH STS., KNOXVILLE, 7LNN., Keep in Stock a full line f fates ail Jewelry. Solil Silver, SilTer-Plalci Tto, Sri:r Table Cutlery, tc. rR.airinit and KraTin akillfal'y ex.cated upon rea..Ua terms. A II ft rd era y mail will receive prompt attention and satisfaction guarantee I. aufl ..My WILL. S. DICKSOH," attorney at Luw, uimtKTilW Tr.NS. Will practice in the Courts of Upper East Tennessee. IVfinj t au i spe.ai auention given to collection, W. E.QtBBIRt. - -,-- - . - - - Bend for Circulars and I'nres to W. W. WOODRUFF O F(tirltnk' St-rl Sil', Mill Finding, Fmrh Purr Mill Pock Old Quarry, (turn lirltiny find J'ntling, l)nibh and fyirtgk Sj"U (! Sh.U.r, J) xt'-r ihi.lUr and Sjiratirr. be kept complete and full, and w ill me prmiipuy uurj. WOODRUFF 8c CO., XNOXVILLK, TENN. nterest to call and """j!" Md be aol l at F.OrTOM I Lit aolicite 1, and will bare f fompt attention A. IT. PETTI J 50 NE, Attorney at Zaw, Will practice ia U court ttt lis l'.it Jadiciai Circuit and the r-uj Tens t'o'irt at KuxviUe. We aW r"1"! ,,,;,!U ' " to t tit ctiiieciun m v. .. ,.., db!s.