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yinwbillc Mcckln fcMbicj ant) Chronicle: (iltc&ucsto, Su0ust 1873 5 s !.' i if f.N copirK f the Chkokicli mailed free to any aadrei DD f(MlU.t.ill. Kit I re of Artverllftlng lu Weekly. Ten lines, or leu. solid, to constitute a square. II I 8 ji K 0 ? Src. I H h S 3 !( w I rt co cn ,1! lvjaareji ISO, l VI' ft so trt SO 00 flS 00 2M.uare 3 00 fl: 8 So 10 So Hi So 27 00 aio.uare, 4 Ml 00: 11 50 14 So 2t So 37 So 4i(Uaro. 6 SOI It 00, II 0( IX 00 30 00 4o Ot 5,u;ir T Soj 14 00 16 5 28 00 . So 65 SO PENCILETTES. A lively travel to Montvale Springs. Great " ocean " of corn on the line of the Knoxvllle and Charleston rail road. The Khea county Fair lias been changed from the l'.Kh to the 12th of October. Mr. 8. McMulllen, of ti e house of J. O'Conner & Co., left August 3d on a business trip for that establishment. A negro named Coleman was sen tenced for 5 years to the penitentiary at ISlountvillu the other day for steal ing. From the San Francisco, California, Chronicle, we learn that a number of families from our Ktate have nettled in Coquille Valley, Oregon. The last term of the Blountville Cir cuit Court sentenced George ISurk, white, for ten years to the penitentiary for abducting a young girl. C. L. Sbipman, of Newcastle, Cali fornia, picked, shipped and sold over SoOO worth of red raspberries from a patch of a little less than one-half acre. So says the Auburn (Placer county, Cal.,) Herald. A man named Saxon was killed at the liidge Vaiiy Iron Works, iu Geor gia. Mr. Saxon was passing by when two men were quarreling, and one of them shot at the oilier, but missed his man and killed Saxon. Lightning struck a tree, (Sunday evening, iu the yard of Mrs. Johnson, .Maryville, tearing up the groud for 2u feet around. No one was injured, but some one was heard to remark, " old mother earth has exploded." Mnj. Sterl Hambright, of the first civil district of this county, made 6S6 bushels of wheat this season from 18 acres he made 310 bushels. This dors mighty well, when we take into consid eration Sterl's working status. Cleve land Banner. Three rural gents were discussing yesterday the name of the National Cemetery, when one of them finally quieted the discussion by saying. " Now, hoys, I have got it ; It is the Natural Simiuary." The rest gave In, and were satisfied. A correspondent of the Loudon Times reports the death of Mrs. .Banis ter, wife of J. A. Banister, who pub lished and edited the Loudon Orion during the Fillmore anil Uuuhauau campalgu. Mr. Banister now resides in Bridgeport, Wis. Kev. J. F. Goldman, Grand Lectur er for the Good Templars of East Ten nessee, organized two new Lodges last week; one at Searborotown, with ihirty-rour Initiations, and one at Kub ertsville with nineteen initiations. Both the above are in Anderson county. Two men, named respectively Mey er and Provence, had a ditllculty In Bristol on (Saturday night, which re sulted in the latter being fatally stab bed, his death occuriug iu a few min utes. Myers was arrested, had a trial on Sabbath and now awaits a trial by ajuryiu the county jail. It Is said that whisky was the cause of It all. On next Thursday, August o'.h, there will be held an interesting electiou at Asheville, Buncombe county, N. C. The ticket consists of delegates to the constitutional convention, magistrates, school commissioners, a constable, and for or against an appropriation of $100, 000 in aid of the Spartanburg and Asheville railroad. Col. T. Coleman, the engineer of the road, reports that with $200,000 he can finish the road. The Chattanooga Times learns of the sudden death of Kev. Wm. Mow bray, formerly Hector of Epiphany Church In this city. It says he "died at his residence in Sag Harbor, New York, on Monday. We did not learn me cause of his death, but the event was sudden and unexpected. Mr. Mowbray was an earnest Christian worker, and had many friends in this city who will regret his death." A man named Shook at Cowan, Tenn., has a melon patch which the boys had been molesting, lie warned them against further depredations, to which they replied, they would take the melons and tear up the vines. The man bought a double barrel shot gun, and now one of the boys ts expected to die, the shot haviug taken eilect in the abdomen, and another can't walk well, ail owing to the load of shot in his leg. Last week the house of Mr. John Fisher, of this place, was . struck by lightning, the chimney was badly damaged butnoneof the inmates injur ed. During the same storm Joel Thomasson lost two cows, and Lay. Johnson a yoke of steers, by lightning, all within one mile of Loudon. For tunately for Johnson, there were light ning rods on his house, or it would probably have been struck, as the steers were killed close by. Loudon Times. The Chattanooga Times makes light of a slight mistake made by some few members of the Dickinson Light Guards while drilling the other day, which mistake was caused by one of the Seargents being absent. Now, it is too bad, that we will never have an opportunity to retaliate, as that slow little village will never succeed in get ting up one military company, not alone two as tine companies as Kuox ville has. Should, however, a compa ny be formed there, and they think they know more about drilling than our Knoxvllle boys, let them challenge the Dickinson Guards, and they will soon "wish they were dead." Partner Wanted, Persons wishing a good business In the manufacture of first class, paying wheat cleaning machinery, ore invit ed to correspond with O. G. Vanderhoof, viI8d&w3t' Knoxvllle, Tenn. HOME NEWS. Rivers Swolen and Growing Crops Submerged. Memphis, Aug. 2. Telegrams from shove lust night dispelled the Inst hope of avert ing an overflow. Tho river licro is mill rising slowly. The mercury tell rapidly last evening. At 0 o'clock this morning it. stood at U7, which is unprecedented in this liititudu on the 2d of August. Cotton on the uplands in roporlod Buttering from tho incessant showors and running to weeds. Columiu s, Ohio, Am;, a. Tho heavy rains lat night tilled cellars heretofore dry, and covered corn and wlient Holds even more deeply than they were bclore. The Scioto river is higher than for years, but no fears nro felt tor tho lovee. The Hock ing Valley Hailroad Company only run trains to Lancastor ; the president reports more severe Hoods between that point and Athens, along tho lino of railroad, than for many years. The I'an Handle trains all como in on time. Tho Litllo Miami road. by reason of the floods, sent the Cincin nati trains to-dny by the way of Xeniu and imyton. CmcAoo, Aug. 2. A special dispatch re ceived this morning reports that heavy and damaging rains havo prevailed in Central and Northern Illinois and in portions of lowa during the past 48 hours. Crops have been almost entirely deFtroved in some ot ttio low land sections, and even tho hieh lands have suffered to a sirent extent. Tho railroads have been washed out at somo points, but no serious dnmnges are report ed as yet. Cincinnati, AiirrnM 2. A disyialcli from Hamilton says : "Tho Miainnia is out of banks. The water in tho western part of mo city is three or lour feet deep. .No trains went out last night on the Panhau- dlo or Cincinnati, Hamilton ami I'avton itoads. liAi.TiMonK, Aucust 2. I'ev. James 1). .MeLalie, pastor of the Protestant hpisconal Church, is dead. Aged 07 venrs. iio was formerly a minister in tho Methodist Kiiis copal Church at Uichniond, Virginia, hut in imip lie joined t lie l.piscopal Cnurcli. St. Lous, August 2. Tho rain continued throughout Saturday night and up to noon yesterday. Tho mercury has fell G0( rour of the principal railroads running Last lrom tins city are cither Hooded in places or damaged to that trains can not run, nnd most of tho railroads in this Slate aro in a tiniilar condition. I n to lu-t night tho river had risen threo feet since Saturday night, Bnd was still rising at the rato or two inches per hour. Accounts'! rom Upper Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois say that all tho rivers are rising rapidly, and tho tributaries within 2U0 miles of horo are all greatly swollen, and many of mem pouring out, in noons. Dispatches from various parts of this Stato say immenso damage has boon done to crops and tiirm property generally. In the Spring liiver bottoms alono the damage suffered by tho farmbrs is estimated at $150, 000. The Osage. Lamino and black Water Kivcrs are higher than ever before, and in fact all tho streams in tho State are at Hood hc'ghf, causing great deetruction of property, ina rnilroad3 aro also snlloring seriously from washouts, the loss of bridges ana overllows. I rains aro badly delayed, stopped entirely. Turnpike roads also be ing washed away in pluces and bridges de stroyed, navel of all kinds is impeded. Probably there was never so widely-ex tended d.uuage by rain in tho State. St. Loins, Aug. 2. The Jftnuhlican's rvansas cny special says a territic storm occurred again yesterday afternoon and last night. In that vicinity, the track of the ot. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railroad near Comhlen was so badly dam aged, mat an I no trains nave been aban doned. Tho track of tho Leavenworth. Lawrence and Galveston Hailroad at Cba- nuto. Kansas, where it crosses the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Jload, was ulso badly washed, and no trains havo reached the city for the last 21 hours. Cincinnati, Aug. 2. A dispatch from Athens, Ohio, says that Hocking Valley is completely submerged, and the river is within throe inches of tho highest water mark ever known hero. The crops aro a total loss. KeporU of other losses come in constantly. No trains were on tho Hock ing Valley railroad to-day, the water was over the track of the Marietta and Cincin nati railroad below town where two trains are now blockaded, ono a passenger train full of people, standing completely iso lated for some time. The loss at the Salina salt mines will be heavy. A bridgo on the Marietta and Cincinnati railroad west of here is gono. The heavy bridges are standing the stiain well. Special Iliver Report. During the past twenty-four hours the Ohio Kiver has risen three feet and a half at Pittsburg, seven feot and a half at Cin cinnati and throe feet at Louisville. A dangerous flood will probably occur be tween Louisville and PitLsburg. The Mis, sissippi has risen three feet at St. Louis, and 11 vo inches at Cairo, and has fallen nine inches at Keokuk. Tho Alleghany and Monongahela Rivers have risen rapid ly. The Missouri and Ked Kivers have changed but slightly. Tho Cumberland has fallen fourteen inches at Nashville. Very heavy rains have fallen during tho past twenty-four boursjiu the regions of the Ohio Valley and eastward to the Atlantic coast, Fail River, Mass., Aug. 1. The woolen mills all Blurted at bell time to-day, but iu somo of them thore were no weavers or spinners. At noon all but four mills in this city stopped. Kverything is quiet. MlllereiMUIersH Use "Bowies' Improved Current Water Wheel," In rebuilding your mills on the rivers. High water will not effect it, unless it be to increase its power. You can build your mill far above the reach of these terrible fresh ets. Without dam or race it can give any power you need. It is the cheap est, and by far the safest power for fropelling machinery ever invented, lefore rehuildihg, call and examine this wheel, or address, for further in formation, David Bowlks, Knoxvllle, Tenn. Care of Harris, tf Mnrrlaae Licenses, The following marriage licenses are recorded in the olllce of the County Court Clerk for the week euding Satur day, July 31, 1875: Calvin C. Wallace to Mary FT. Golns. K. C. Bayless to Elizabeth Panel. John Wesley to Charlotte Myuatt. Jerry l'ruett to Maggie Worthing tou. Hamuel Hands to Cordelia Uobbs. Jas. W. Smith to Llua Dueaway, Thomas W. Watson to Kebecua Branch. FRdM THE MOUNTAINS. AlmiK iho ('. N. Itnltwny A. Mtlle In nocent Mioolinu-riim Lund to be Had limn. IlrxTsviLLE, Tenn., July 20, 1S75. To the Editora the Chronicle : A few desultory notes picked up in a day's jauut along the line of the rail way. We came first to the ramps of Wm. II. Cox, who has some four or five miles seven miles north of Wart burg. He is an experienced railroad man, and is doing a great deal of work, while making very little noise about it. Ho works both convict and free labor. Next above his are the works of Cherry, O'Conner & Co. They have a pretty heavy tunnel, but I do not now remember the length of it. Next above conies the contract of L. B. McCabe & Bro., which extends f.-om White Oak to Black Wolf. Creek. They have one pretty heavy tuunel, and several large tills. The fill at Black Wolf is probably the highest in Tennessee, on this line. At Wolf we left the railroad for a few miles, strik ing it again at New Kiver. It being Sunday the darkies at Now Kiver were indulging iu a little "in nocent" sport. Just before we arrived a few complimentary shots had been exchanged, and one luckless wight was loused into the turbid waters of New Kiver. Just as we came up on this side, a half dozen men rushed out of a cabin and torscd another into a deep gully. As we clambed the long hill on this i-hle, we heard a few more shots, hut did not stop to investigate. Verrily, New Kiv er is a gay and festive locality just now. This is Circuit Court day, in this metropolis of Mcott. This "is the day when the hardy yeomeury gather from the liUls nnd dales, the mountains and rocks, to have their tri-atinunl allow ance of justice ladled out to liicin. The wheels of the judical mill turn steadily around, grinding out each grit in turn. There seems to be sever al little matters to settle letween t lie State and various parties, though on tho whole, it is done amicably. An ail'air has just transpired on the public square, which came near being serious. A dispute arose between a citizen of the county, and the sheriff of Fentress county, who is here on some business, which termihated in a shot being fired by tho citizen at the Sheriir,though missing the mark citi zen then dealt Sherill' a heavy blow over the bead with the pistol, bringing blood freely. The combatants were then separated, and it is to he hoped that the atlalr is quashed. The crops are much injured in this couuty by the heavy, continued, and unprecedent rains. 1 have talked with many of the citizens, and the verdict is universal, that there will not be more than half a crop. I passed sev eral llelds yesterday, that did not look like they would make anything. The land iu Scott county is generally good. There is not much of it level, but a great portion of it lies well enough so that it can bo cultivated quite easily. The laud on all the west ern slope of the mountains is both rougiier and more fertile than it is on the eastearn slope. Iu the coves of Fentress aud Overton counties is some of the richest laud ami litust timber I have ever seen. It has always been a mystery to me now tne renting larmtr ot the eastern counties can be content to pay the enormous rents or mat section, when bind that will produce just us well can be bought outright litre for what would no. more than pay a year's rent there. There nre thousands of acres in Knox, and other counties adjoining, which are being held at from forty to ninety dollars per acre which wiil not make more corn to the acre than thou sands in Scott and Morgan counties that can be bought at from two to three dollars per acre. The man who rents a Holston or Clinch bottom farm, pays half rent, works hard, takes the chances of flood: could buy a small farm here with the price of one year's rent. The great trunk railway now being constructed through this section will bring a market right to the door. No better climate is to be found iu the country. No purer water runs out of old mother earth. No more congenial home for the apple, the pear and the peach can be found. The Hocks and herds are even now grazing upon a thousand hills. A thousand mines of wealth iu the future dairies, orchards and herds of this country are only waiting the appliances of energy and genius to pour out their beautiful gifts. it ts all nonsense to say you are alraid of the land titles. You can get good titles If you will try. There are good titles to every root ol laud in the inoun tains, aud it can be found, if vou will only have it investigated. If you are not willing to trust our open opinion of title bring a lawyer with you, one wtio understands ins business, and will gie you an honest opinion. Why go to the West, to give your scalp to will Indians, ana me fruit of your labor to the all devouring grasshopper, when right here at your very doors are such ad vantages? The golden prospects of tlte West dwindle down when you a- proacu them. I ins instance casts a glamour over tho reality. "'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue." The most of the acts of violence about which we read as being perpe trated nere, grow out or me wiia ele ment that always accompany a build ing railroad. When that is finished, our section will be as quiet aud orderly as any. I am, truly, .va, M. L. A. llealib Max luis for Numincr. Rise early the cool morning air will do you good. Avoid the hot sun, uulesa exercising, so as to perspire freely. Eat uo unripe or stale fruit, but of fresh, well-ripened fruit eat freely. Avoid draughts or damp night air; it Is often pleasant, but always dangerous. Keep your bowels lu a healthy condition. If constipated, use ur. Hart's isioou anil Layer nils: if troubled iu the opposite way, nothing so good as Dr. Lytle's iOlixir. Observe these rules, ana live one hundred years. Jlatl's Medical Jour FROM MARYVILLE. A Trrrlltlit Morm A I.arty Mrnrk by I'lKhlning nud I In it Oltlrnl Con dllliin. To the Editors of the Chronicle; Sunday evening a terrific thunder storm passed over Maryville, the light ning striking the residence of Mr. 11 McKinney, in the weslern suburbs of the town. Mrs. McKinney was stand ing In the door with her hand on the door facing; the lightning followed the facing, giving her such a severe shock that she fell as if dead, aud in sensible for a considerable length of time. Doctors 1 1 in limn, iilatikinslnp and tiault were called in and admiu iNtered nuch remedies as' (he medical skill has provided, when she partially recovered, and at last accounts was do iug as well as could be expected. Other members of the family were shocked considerably, but not inured. This is the fourth time that light ning has struck in Maryville this sum mer, w. Maryville,'August2, 1875. FKOM ANOTHER CUKKtSrONDKKT. 7b the Editors of the Chronicle : A terrible storm passed over Mary ville and vicinity on yesterday, doing much damage to crops. Mrs. K.N. McKinney was struck with lightning, and is now lying ina very critical condition. A detective rod was the cause. K.. We learn from other sources that it was the heaviest storm that ever visit-, ed that burg, at least so says the " old est inhabitants." From all accounts it must have been very severe. To the Pnullc. We have this day sold out our stock of goods and auction and commission business to Mr. K. A. Akers, with whom we have been couuecteil in (lie auction bn ,incss for years, and we take pleasure In iccommendiug linn as in every way worthy the patronage of the putilic. - ml In retiring from said bun- iness, we tnank tho citizens of Knox villo for their liberal patronage in the past, and hope t lie same patronage giv en us win ne extciHleil to Mr. Akers, our successor. McCallum & Co. July Kith, 1S73. To Hy rnpuf. Old nd New. As will lie seen from the above card. I have this day purchased the entire stojk lu trade, to., or Messrs. McUaf Ium & Co. It is my purpose to pros' ecute the auction aud commission bus iness at t he old stand, so well known to the public. To those who best know me, I trust that 1 need make no prom iscs as to my course in the future, now that I have assumed the sole direction and management of the business. To all others, I will simply say that the business entrusted to me will be at tended to with all the diliiseuce. ener gy anil fidelity which I can command, after an experience of more than twenty years. Thanking a generous public for past favors, I respectfully so licit a continuance ol their patronage. VilHW-H J'J. A. AKEHS. A SklrmiMh Overtlie l.iuc. Just over the line in Koane county four miles from this place, Aaron for mally ana (r. YV. iinn, on Wednes day theSth inst., met at the former's mill on Cave Creek, aud had a settle ment about some hogs and sheep. Cor- many and Yann are brothers-in-law, and of course they come close together and fought with knives. Aaron has an ugly wound In the region of the stomach, and Dr. Jo. Harrison says it is dangerous but not necessarily fatal. He also has on his right arm rather a deep scratch made by aim's knife. Van n fared better, as his hand that Aaron's knife cut is not dangerous, neither is the hole in the back of his head, punctured by tho rock that left Aaron's nana, tatul. The parties are respectable and are able to pay the doctors and lawyers. It was a fair tight. Loudon Times. Wheal. The reports in regard to the wheat crop are contradictory. It Is reported by some persons as slightly damaged others say it is almost ruined. C. B. Burnett, Ksq, who threshed a great deal of the wheat raised in Stock ton's Valley, Loudon county, reports more than an average crop and very little damaged. We have been imformedby reliable parties, that the crop in Fork Creek Valley Is unusually good and not dam aged to any considerable extent. From all the information we can gather on the subject, we havo conclu ded, that ufler all the damaged wheat is thrown out, the amount left will be larger aud better than it was last year. 1'euhluu IMftbumcuienls. The following disbursements were made for pensions from the office of Dr. D. T. Boynton, Tension Agent in this city, for the year euding June 30th: July, 1S74 $ 15,364 06 Aug., " H.Olti 04 Sept., " 82,443 97 Oct., " 13,087 04 Nov., " 5,909 39 Dec, " 78,284 73 Jan., 1875 11,100 44 Feb., " 7,404 63 March, ' 85,04 40 April, " 11,583 53 May, " B.'-'Wl l'J June, " 82,321 24 Total, 409,912 63 SlierlfJ Hwan endorsed The Knoxvllle papers published a card sigued by the ministers and many citizens of Knox county, requesting me Mieriu to execute mis uuioriunate Individual privately. Later we notice the Sheriff, in a letter, says those who do not desire seeing it need not ; aud circumstances would not permit com pliance wun the request, ills inten tion is to carry out the letter and spir it of the law. With due deference to those differing from us we think the Sherill is right. Law is stern, aud its decisions need to be executed, las an ex ample to others, that all may see the consequence of crime. For our part we have no desire to see this justly termed rello of barbarism, and trust our Legislature will abolish hanging ; still, if permitted, let It be done openly. Athens iVetxis. OUR M0RRIST0WN LETTER. The Weather The Whent Mnrhrl HnnlneMs, Art. To the Editors of the Chronicle: We continue to have some weather in tills section In the shape of heavy rains. Some attendants at the Bap tist Church on last evening were com pelled to "camp" in the church all night, in consequence of the rain be ing so heavy as to prevent them from reaching home after the services were over. Wheat Is being threshed out slowly, and much that has been brought in is damaged. The price of tn-w wheat is ranging from 80 cents to $1.00. Our cororate authorities are appar ently defunct, and we have neither " law or order" In our community. Intoxicated men " cuss, rare and rant'' on our streets unmolested. A rigid enforcement of the vagrant law would be a blessing t Morris town. The town Is full of loafers aud idlers, who annoy and harrass those that are disposed to en inure in mirsuits of industry. Our magistrates are cer tainly derllect in their duty in this particular. The deatli of ex-l'resident Johnson has cast a gloom over the community. He had many warm nersonal and mi. litlcal friends in Morristown. Quite a number of our citizens have visited Tate Springs this summer, and all speakjhighly of theaccommndatiotis at that noted resort for health and pleasure. liusiness is dull, hut our merchants all seem to lie hopeful, and nre look ing lorwara to a " better time that's coming." Knit. August 2, 1S75. W K A T 1 1 r. K II E Pit K r . Wjb Dupjucrmju-. Signal Service I'nitcd States Army. Dif ifion of ToleKraiiu and Reports for tho Ben efit of Commerce and Auriculturo. ToMo shnwinK daily ami monthly mran of hurnm eter and tht-riuouieter.moutbly velocity of wiiiti, nnd Hinount ot ruiriUll, with the rnvailiriK ili'ecliun of wind fur tho monih of July -o. Date. M Paily M'n Daily Hn;n Hcrnnrl, bdrumcter. Tkenuoui'r. Fall, l 3.1.1:41 T'i.2 icon F!r t 3HJU7 "C2 dot Fnir 8 A'.!t n: io Kuir 4 .tl.on7 74 7 II i Fair f ."n.mu si.o e.oo ytlit 8 30.HI 77.5 n.lil Fair 7 :H! 13 7.S 1.15 Fair 8 .io.lt li 77.7 U00 Fair S) :l.0!4 77.0 I'.oi Cloudy 1 i!i.:K "10 OS) Ch.uily II ai.W.'i 71.0 IMS Cloudy 1J -'H.'.lcl ll-i 1.41 Clou.ly :t i!s!M 7l 0.4H Cloudy 14 aii.Hn T 0 n:it Cloudy 15 iSM'2 71.8 O.tit Fair K l!'.i'.i:17 7rt.J ii.it! Cionr 17 2'.l!'4 81.7 0l' Clear 18 2;'-!il 81.7 .'."1 Fair l ao.t'27 K'.5 0.X1 Cloudy 20 2-:r 7.1 II e.01 Cloudy 21 21U7 75 2 O.H Cloudy 22 Hi-UH 71.7 0.0S Cloudy 2 ! 2!i.!Hrt 74 0 0 2H Cloudy 24 KO.I72 7i.li (i.O' Fair S.r S0.12J 7ilT 0(0 Fair i i.1M 7 .5 0.(0 Fair 27 WI.IHI 74.7 0.02 Fair V8 M0.I07 74.5 0.00 Fair III 2y.!.'.M 78 2 O.'O Fair l K.I.1H4 737 0.50 Fair 31 S0.O..M 78.2 0.00 Fair M'y.M's 30.01 758 HiKhwt barometer, 30.249; lowest harometer -..o.; mon'hiy ranea ot buromoter. 0.4,0; barn est temperature, W ; lowest le iii,eraturo. Oi. monthly rank's ot temperature, 21; grcatett daily raniro of touipernturu. s.t; mean of maximum temperature!), so., mean ot minimum tenioi'm- ture, os.oJ; mean daily Irunire ot temperatures, 17.8'J; total riiinfull .or melted fnow. 7.o4 inches ; prevailing wind, K. ; total number of mile traveled, .i i' il : mnxiinuui velocity of wind. 1: miles per hour; number of cloudy dayp. other than thogo on which rain fell, l ; number of days on wnica rain or mow leu, i.. Jxo.K. Paynk. Serjrennt, Fiirnal Service. U. b. A KnoxviMe, Tenn., July olst, 1875. A soicl AllllriioD, Our community never had its heart felt sympathies more fully aroused than last week. Two members of a large aud most respectable family were laid low by death, and on Tuesday morning both were consigned to one grave. Mr. Jno. Auams Cowan, and Miss Ellen K. Cowan, the lirst, though young, the head of an interesting fam ily ot a wire and three children, the latter just entering womanhood both children of Mr. Canada Cowan, after a painful illness of some days, have pass ed away. Kev. Mr. Carroll of tho Methodist Church preached one of his most forci ble sermons, and, with the impressive funeral ceremonies of that Church con signed the brottier and sister to their last earthly resting place. A very larire concourse of our people were out, to show the very deep sympathy all feel for the distressed families and relatives of the deceased. Asheville CiV. C.) Cit izen. Ureenevllle Items. Greeseville, Tens., July 30, '75. To the Editors of the Chronicle : Already exllaration Is manifested at the approach of the Fair of our Couuty Farmers' aud Mechanics' Association. The indications are good that it will be an occasion of more interest and enjoyment than any we have hitherto had. Intelligence has reached town that our excellent fellow-citizen, Mr. J. li. Clemmer, near Midway, was seriously injured a day or two ago by a mower. He had stopped the team aud gotteu down to adjust the machine, when the team started and he was caught by the knives, aud fearfully gashed about the legs and feet. We are rejoicing In an abundance of garden products, which is unparalleled iu the history of our couuty. m. CuriousAction of a Cougar. A few weeks ago, says the Olympia (W. T.) lYanscript, a gentleman who had just arrived iu the country, while lu search of agricultural lauds iu Lewis couuty, passed along an old road, when a large cougar came out of the woods and walked alongside of him for some lifty yards, occasionllv rubbing himself against the man's legs, lying down in the road lu front of him aud rolling like a cat. Finally, he got iu the man's way, aud he gave a kick, when the cougar jumped lu the road in front of the man aud beeau to crow 1 and show his teeth. At this the man became frightened and commeuced hallooing, which waa heard by Mr. GolTandsome other gentlemen, who happened to be in the woods near by, looking for horses. They had their guns aud dogs with them, and weut to tne man s aid. The dogs chased the cougar up a tree within fifty yards of the road, where the men shot aud killed him. He was an uuusuall" large one. ARE STATE WARRANTS TAXABLE Hhnt Altornrjr-Uearrnl llrlnkrll Ul In Ny Ahnni It. Mkmphis, July 24, 1875. To the Editor of the Appeal.' I see In your Issue of this morning a question raised whether the State war rants are subject to taxation hy the Uuited State. 2o principle is better settled than this, that the United States CRti not tax the agencies of the State Government, nor can the Stale tax the agencies of the United States. This was settled, a to the States, In 1S24, by the Supreme Court of the United States, In the caseof Osborne vs. Hank of the United States (UWbeat., 73S; see also Dohbiua vs. Krie Couuty, ltt Pe ters, 4.'i").,0 opinions Attorney-General 477; 1 Id., GVl; 5 Id., 310; Weston vs. City Cod ncil of Charleston, 2 l'et.. 44i; ltauk of Commerce vs. .New York City, 2 ltlack, (i'.'O.) The grounds on which this holding la placed apply as well to the right of ttie State to have her own agencies exempted rom taxa tion by the United StaUs, and in prac tice it has always been recognized. It was held by the Supreme Court of Ten nessee that the stamp tax on writs and process of the State Courts was void (Union iiank vs. Hill; 3 Caldwell, 325.) It was held by the Supreme Court of the United Slates, iu 1S7U, iu the case of the collector vs. Day (11 Wallace) that the United Slates had no power to tax the salary of a State ollioer. The warranlB issued by a State in the trans action of her owu fiscal business, are part of tier Governmental agencies In the same sense that her Courts and o Ulcers are. J. V.. Hkiskell. ((iiornm loiirl. Court met Monday morning, Judge Moses presiding, and transacted the following business: Maria Iteese was appointed adminis tratrix of T. 1). Keese. l'eter Kern was appointed guardian of Wfdekind's heirs. Tucy Wang was appointed adminis tratrix of the estate of J. S. A. IJIang. Hu. U. McClung, Samuel Caldwell and S. Muuson were appointed com missioners to Bet apart a year's support for Mrs. lilang. State vs. James Goins ; bastardy; on trial. Court adjourned till Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Ion (jnoil Bales fur Farmers. 1. Take good papers and read them. 2. Keep an account of farm opera tions. 3. Do not leave Implements scattered over the farm, exposed to snow, rain and heat. 4. Kepair tools and buildings at a proper time, ami do not sutler subse quent three-fold expenditure of time and money. 6. Use money Judiciously, and do not attend auctioti sales to purchase .all kinds of trumpery because it Is chean. 6. See that fences are well repaired and cattle not grazing in the meadows or grain fields or orchards. 7. Do not refuse to make correct ex periments, iu a small way, of many new things. S. riant fruit trees well, care for them, aud of course get good crops. !. Practice economy by giving stock shelter during the winter; also good lood, taking out all tliut is uusound, half rotten or moldy. 10. Do not keep tribes of cats and snarling dogs around the premises, who eat more in u month than they are worth in a lifetime. His First Pipe. A boy tried his first pine the other day. When his father came home to dinner, he found him braced against a barrel, with his legs apart, his hands and lower jaw drooiiing listlessly, and a deathly pallor overspreading his face. "What is the matter with vou?" inquired the amazed parent. " My teacher is is sick," gasped the boy. " Well, you .mustn't feel so badlv about it, Tommy," said the father kindly. "She will get well again, without a doubt." And then, stepping Into the house, he observed to his wife that that was the most sympathetic boy he ever saw. Jail ItrenktiiK. Last Tuesday night four inmates of the Koa no couuty Jail becoming dissat- Istled wun their quarters concluded to take "French leave," as Jim Pone (the jailer) was absent, and other things, as liiey tnouKht, being iavnrahle. Pinky Pass and Isaac Thompson had passed out of the cells aud were in the corridor, when the door was opened, and they didn't stop to speak to the young mau who was acting for Jailer Pope in his absence, but made straight for the woods. The alarm was giveu, and Smith Itiggs, who is al ways on hand when needed, soon over took the geutlemeu aud quietly asked a surrender. The "boys" threw up the sponge, aud escorted by Smith wended their way back to heir old quarters. Loudon Times. Kerlona Accident. Yesterday morning as the eastward bound passenger train was passing a tank near the tunnel 0 miles east of Chattanooga a brakemau, named George Ellin, was precipitated from the train, receiving serious if not fatal mured, lie was not missed till the train had reached Cleveland. He was Cicked up in an unconscious condition y section hands and taken back to Chattanooga, where he received piop er medical attention. The father of the injured man passed down the road last night, who states that ut last ac counts his son was resting well, hut was stui unconscious. Tlte Orladoll t suae. The case of Thos. Griudell charted with killing a man named Naukiver. at Coal Creek a year und a-half ago, was Drought Lerore Judge M. L. Hall Saturday on a writ of habeas corpus. George Washington, Esq., appeared for Grindoll and Col. Moses White for the State. After a full hearing of the the testimony, about tweuty witnessed being examined, Mr. Urindell was re leased on bail, the sum being fixed at $r,000, which he immediately gave. There are some tilings in the case that look very much like a malicious prosecution.