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A Colored Una Taken from Jnll
and NhoU
A hasty nolo was received yesterday
on the eastern bound noon train, from
a gentleman in Athens, saying that
that unusunlly quiet town was in a
high state of excitement growing out
of the fact that a negro man.couflned in
the jail there on a charge of having at
tempted to violate the person of Mrs.
John It. Howard, a paragraph concern
ing which appeared in the Chronicle
yesterday morning, hud been taken
out and shot seven or eight times. He
was found dead yesterday morning on
a hill near the railroad depot.
The Tod of yesterday referring to
the matter says :
' While Mrs. Howard, wife of John
It. Howard, Hr., who lives two miles
south of Athens, was on her way to
town Wednesday foretioou, , she "was
halted in the road by a big burly negro,
who seized the bridie of her horse and
demanded her money. The lady told
him she had no money, when he tore
off her riding skirt, starched her pock
et and satchel, and tried to pull her oil'
the horse, at the same time cursing
her and using the vilest language. Hhe
succeeded in making her escape from
the villain, and as sooii as the assault
was made known, a party started in
pursuit of him. He was tracked
through some of the adjoining
fields, and was arrested an hour or
two afterwards near the Athens depot,
by Marshal Ktaudifer. Upon being
taken into the presence of Mrs. II. she
at ouce identified him. The negro
gives his name as Zack Gordon, ana is
a stranger at this place, having been
here only a few days. He is now In
jail, and will probably receive proper
attention in the course of the ensuing
week. The punishment for such out
rages should be BWift, sure, and
The negro subsequently confessed
that he had been in Hie Tennessee pen
itentiary, that his object was robbery
in the assault above, and thit lie
threatened other violence.
I.Hlrr Intelligence.
Since writing the above we have re
ceived the following special dispatch
from Athens, giving full and reliable
particulars of the affair :
Athens, Tknn., Aug. 6, 1S75.
Special to the Chronicle .
The negro, Zack Gordon, who oommitted
tho assault upon Mrs. Howard last Wedues
day, was taken from the jail at this place
between ono and two o'clock this (Friday)
morning by a body of armed men, who
OTerpowered the Sheriff and Jailer, carried
to the open field north of the depot and shot
to death. The Sheriff estimated the num
ber, who immediately surrounded the jail, at
from twenty-five to fifty. It is supposed
the crowd in the vicinity was much larger.
The affair seams to have been conducted in
a very quiet manner, as the citizens resid
ing near the jail knew nothing of it until
aftor daylight this morning. Tho negro
was a stranger in this neighborhood, and
bad arrived here a day or two before the
outrage for which he was arrested, and for
which he has been killed. Ho statod in the
presence of the magistrate that he was an
escaped convict from the Tennessee peni
tentiary, where he had boon sentenced from
Maury county for horse-stealing. The
outrage was the most bold and daring ever
committed in this county, During occurred
on a public highway, within a littlo over a
mile of town, and on a road where people
are generally passing. Tho lady assaulted
is the wifo of one of our oldest and most
respectable citizens. There were eight
holes in the body of tho negro. An inquest
was held this foronoon, Wm. C. Owens
acting as Coroner. A number of witnesses
were examined, and the Jury found that he
had come to his death by gun or pistol
shot wounds inflicted by unknown par-,
ties. There was somo excitement this morn
ing, but the town has been unusually quiet
throughout the day.
Ills Wife Vigils Hint In Jail.
John Webb, the unfortunate- roan
who is to expiate the terrible crime of
murder on the gallows at this place
next Friday, was visited on Sunday
by members of the Young Men's
Christian Association, who held servi
ces and conversed with him on the
tiubject of religion. He gave respectful
attention to what was said, but mani
fested little concern for his future and
eternal welfare. He still protests his
innocence of the crime of which he
was convicted.
Yesterday his wife arrived here from
Missouri, and soon after sought
an interview with him. (Sher
iff Hwan readily acceded to her
request and grauted her permis
sion to visit the jail. The meeting is
is said to have been very affecting, and
the prisoner manifested more feeling
thau at any time since his arrest. Khe
reminded him of their situation in
Missouri, where their home might, but
for his course, have been a happy one.
That she had warned him that his acts
would bring him into trouble. Hhe
told him how, when he left her their
home had been sold, together with all
they had, and how she had struggled
to support the children. Her tale of
woe was a thrilling one and brought
tears to the eyes of all present.
Hhe has the appearance of an intel
ligent and a kind hearted woman, and
her journey here, which she accom
plished under the greatest difficulty,
being without means to travel comfort
ably, is another evidence of woman's
constancy to an object that once com
mands her love. Hhe is entitled to the
sympathies of a Christian public
Long BRANCH, Aug. 3. The Fast end
bringo and bath liouo of the Mansion
House have been swept away. Tho rail
ronds are flooded
Tkrrk Hai tb. Aug.S. The Wab.tsh is a
few inches higher than tho emit inunda-
tioa of 1828 The river U three miles wide
opposite the city and is slowly swelling,
tho indications are that we shall have no inter-course
in any direction, and no mails
for four days at least, there being no less
than thirty bridges, trestles and embank
ments completely gone.
Cincinnati, Aug. S. A spec' id hu;n
Chilicotlio says : T'w ruins continue, and
(he Hood is u'.nin strength. A canal
broke tfelow tho city and swept flvo tlum
sand bushels of wheat into the river. The
peoplo living in bottom lands are moving
their families, fearing inundation. At
Ironton the Ohio is rising five inches per
hour, and is also rising rapidly nt Cincin
nati, where it 1ms already invaded the lower
stories of the houses on Water street, and
bids fair to go ss high as it ever was be
fore. A special from New Albany says : The
trains on the New Albany and Chicago
Railroad wore tukon olf to-day attlasport.
The track was curried from White River a
distance of throo miles. A heavy forco of
men aro at work trying to prevent the
largo railroad bridge from floating nwoy.
Whito River at this point is 12 feot higher
than ever known before. Trains south
from Lafayctto go no farther than Craw
fordsvillo, as the track has been washed
out iu many places.
A special from Alliens, Ohio, says that
at midnight tho river attained a ho'ight of
8 inches of tho greatest elevation ever
known. Tho gns works are flooded. The
people of Asylum, across the valley, have
built a boat and ferry provisions over. No
trains running, and no mails sinco Satur
day. Jacksonville, III., Aug. i. Tho dam
age to crops, bridges and railroads iu Cen
tral Illinois is immense. The loss is esti
mated at $1,000,000, and that of Morgan
county alono at one-quarter of a million
of dollars.
CincAuo, Aug. 3. A bottlo with tho fol
lowing card has been picked up on Lake
Shore : " July ICtli, 2 A. m. We can not
stay up mote than an hour longer as the
gas is rapidly escaping. U. S. G." This
date is that of the night on which the bal
loon sailed.
Indianapolis, Aug. 4. The Educational
Association yesterday afternoon resolved
itself into three separate departments
normal schools, elementary and higher cd
tication. A number of Secretaries and
Treasurers of the Association were ap
pointed. A Committee on Nominations
was also selected.
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 4. Tho Demo
cratic Convention is tho largest sinco 1801.
Mr. Lamar addressed the meeting at
length. II. C. Herring was nominated
Treasurer. The platform is mainly con
fined to State affairs; recognizes to the
fullest extent the civil and political equality
of all men, and asks the aid and assistance
of the voters of all parties of both races in
the establishment of a good government.
After the appointment of an Executive
Committoe the convention adjourned.
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 4. Returns
come in slowly, but enough is known to
render it reasonably certain that the Con
stitutional Convention has been called by
ten thousand majority. Datus E. Coon,
who issued an address to the peoplo favor
ing Congressman White's force bill, re
ceived but seven votes in his own city out
of twenty-four hundred polled, eightoen
hundred or whom wore Kcpuhhcans. Many
leading Kopublicans supported the call,
and several Republican counties have given
majorities for a convention.
NEW York, August 3. Tilton's law
yers have served a notice of a new trial on
Beocher's lawyers.
The New York Tribune says : Informa
tion was obtained yesterday from intimate
friends of Duncan, Sherman & Co., that
arrangements have been in progress for
several days to secure all those creditors
who aro traveling abroad with letters of
credit and circular notes, for which they
have paid cash, and who have been unable
to use them since tho failure of the firm.
Alexander Duncan, of Scotland, father of
Wm. B. Duncan, has otl'ered to guarantee
theso creditors, if the Union Bank, or some
other institution, in London, will undertake
the payments, and it is believed that the
final arrangement for this purpose will be
consummated to-day. Even if the present
plan should fail, tome other arrangement
will be made by which tho desired object
will be attained, and all further incon
venience to persons traveling abroad on
the credit of Duncan, Sherman & Co., will
be removed.
Mr. Alex. Hamilton, a son of tho great
statesman, is dead. Aged 90 yeurs.
New York, Aug. 8. Mr. Morris, coun
sol for Tilton, says, undoubtedly, the new
trial will be short, as they proposo now to
try Beecher for adultery, as ho had been
tried on several outside collatterals. lie
says there is testimony of great importance
which will materially alter the complexion
of things, and which will prove liocchcr
New YonK, Aug. 4. A dispatch from
the Black Hills country says Gun. Crook in
his order directing the miners to leave by
the 16th of August, suggests thut they as
semble at tho Military Post about to be es
tablished at Camp Harney, on French
Creek, on or before the 10th of August,
and then bold a meeting and take such steps
as may seem best to them by organization
and drafting ofproper resolutions to seoure
to each when this country shall have been
opened the benefit of his discoveries and
labor he has already expended.
It ;is stated that tho notice of trial
served on Beecher's lawyers by Tilton's
attorneys impurely formal. Tho notico, it is
said, does not indicate necessarily that a
new trial will be pressed. It is a pro forma
document drawn up and served becauso the
last trial did not result in a verdict.
Captain Dunkerton, of the Bhlp Ellen
Everett, which arrived Tuesday from Yar
mouth, N. S., report that on July 11th, in
latitude 49 and longtitude 44 16', the of
ficers of the Faraday boarded his vessel and
informed him that they picked up the de
fective part of the cable about four miles
from that point a few days previous, and
had set a number of buoys. On account of a
boisterous sea they were oompelled to drop
the oable again. Some defect exists in the
cable and it has not parted as reported.
Nashville. Aug. 0. The boiler of a
steam threshing machine on Bon Harlan's
farm in Murry county exploded, killing
Harlan, his engineer, and a colored man,
and wounding seven, two of whom will
probably die.
RnciiKsTKH, Aim. (I. Henry Smith was
killed to-dny by a stray bullet from a pic
nic party target shooting on tho opposite
side of tho river.
Minf.ai-oi.is, Aug. 0. The National
Educational Association adopted resolutions
against the use of public lands for tho
benefit of corporations or sections,' and urg
ing Congress to provide better facilities for
bureau education,
Nkw Yobk, Aug. C. At an interview
last evening Mr. Duncan said he believed
arrangements would be completed to-day
iu London whereby Morgan & Co. wiil
protect travelers' drafts issued by Duncan,
Sherman & Co.
I'iiilaiiixi'Iiia, Ang. 7. An explosion
occurred this morning at the Arsenal.
About twenty were slightly injured, and
sonic fatally. Thero were none but boys
present. One killed.
Loi isville, Aug. ". McCrccrj's nnjnr
ity will reach 4o,000.
Kpkinufikm), Mar?., Aug. 7. A
largo mass of soft rock foil in the Iloosac
tunnel. Smaller pieces are still fulling which
prevent the approach of workmen to exam
ine extent of the damage.
London, Aug. 3. The telegrams from
Oldham announce that the strike is univer
sal. Thero aro 18,000 operatives idle, and
the fooling against the employers is very
Tho Mark Lane Impress, in its weekly
review of the corn trado, says: "The
cereal crop just reaching maturity has been
saved by lino weather, and we may yet
have a modorato harvest iu good order.
The upward movement has stopped, and
prices have rolapsed, partly in consequence
of foreign arrivals, which are unusually
fair, but current rates scarcely reach the
average, and are still below those of Inst
year. Tho harvest in Franco is progressing
rapidly, but goncral reports indicate less
than a fair average yield, although in Paris
and Marselles prices havo fallen two shil
lings. The Belgian and Gorman markets
show a similar chango. Official aocounls
of the crops in Austria and Hungary show
there is moro likelihood of a deficiency
than of a surplus."
Nothing is published or current hero con
cerning tho steamship Faraday. No Lon
don papers except the Shipping Gazette
announced her arrival at Deal. Inquiry
fails to dovolop tho information, negativing
tho strong probability that tho Faraday has
failed to repair tho Direct Cable, as here
tofore rumored in London.
A special dispatch from Madrid to the
Times says the Alfonsist troops continue
successful in their operations against tho
Cnrli8te. They havo gained several im
portant victories in tho past week. The
Carlist forces nro cvidontly approaching
dissolution. Gen. Lizzaraga, with 8,000
Carlists, is in the citidol at Fero de Urgel.
Spanish funds have risen, owing to the
improved prospect of the projectod Consti
tution, which declares tho State religion to
be Roman Catholic. The nation is obliged
itself to maintain its worship and its mins
istry. But no body shall be molestod on
the Spanish territory for their religious
opinions or in the exercise of their respect"
ive worship, so long as tho respect due to
Christian morality is paid, nevertheless,
all other publio ceremonies or demon
strations than those of tho State Keligion
are prohibited.
Del Castildo, President of the Constitu
tional Committee, declares the meaning of
this to bo that Protestants may have
churches with open doors, and celebrate
worship inside, but there must bo no mani
festation in the streets. It is believed that
the Cortes will be summonod toaineot soon,
when the proposed constitution will
be submitlod thereto, consequently political
agitation is re-commonein'j.
London, Aug. 5. A I'erlin speoial says
the Turks are collecting a largo forco to
crush Herzegovina with ono blow.
Ten thousand str. . , s arrived in Dublin
yesterday to attend tho O'Connell Conten
ary. The officials of the Union Bank say that
no arrangements have been made with that
institution for the redemption of Duncan,
Sherman & Co.'s letters of credit in the
hands of travelers. Negotiations, therefore,
have been pending since the failure, but
have not been, completed, and the longer
they are postponed there is loss probability
of a successful result. Letters received
here from Americans in Paris say that over
1,000 holders of the suspended firm's letters
of credit have boon heard from in Germany
alone, and that many of them are utterly
dostituto of funds and have been compelled
to apply to the local authorities or to the
American consuls for relief. One lady, a
teacher, of Massachusetts, had but thirty
francs in money when she hoard of the
failure. The American and English peoplo
where 6he was staying subscribed sufiiciont
funds to pay her expenses to Hamburg,
from which place she took Bteerage passage
homo. Appeals for aid from persons hold
ing these letters of credit come in from all
directions. Documents stating these facts
and denouncing the firm aro preparing for
A Triple Calamity.
Through the Lansing papers we
learn the particulars of a terrible ca
lamity that befell a family residing
at Virobua, Wis., resulting iu the
death of three little children, all under
six years old. The oldest, a girl about
live, and her younger brother found a
hen's nest under the barn. The girl
reached her hand under to get the eggs
and was bitten twice by a huge rattle
snake. With a scream she withdrew
her hand, when the brave little fellow
said he wasn't afraid of the old hen's
picking him, and thrust his hand un
der with the same result. The mother
was attracted by their screaming, and
dropped a boiler of water on the floor,
which she had just lifted from the
stove, and hastened out to Bee what
was the matter, and to her horror she
found both of her little children had
been fatally bitten by the reptile,
which had taken possession of the
hen's nest. Blie seized her little ones
in her arms, and ran into the house,
and, on entering, discovered that her
baby had fallen into the boiling water.
In half an hour the three little ones
were relieved of their terrible suffer
ing by death.)? Moimt (la.) Jteg
Jeirerann tounly'a Tribute.
At a meeting of the members of the
bar and citizens of Jefferson county,
to take appropriate steps in memory
of Andrew Johnson, Judge James l'
Kwan was called to the chair and W.
S. llowley, Esq., was elected secretary,
when a committee was appointed to
draft resolutions suitable to tln occas
ion, who reported the following,
which were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, It has been made known
lo ns that Andrew Johnson, the Great
Commoner of America, has passed
away and will be known in the walks
of men no more; and,
Whereas, lie has achieved by his
honest integrity and unconquerable
purpose a place and name in Ins coun
try's history with which he has been
so Intimately connected during the
last quarter of a century, of which we
as ciletis of the State of Tennessee are
Justly proud ; and
Whereas, The success attained by
the life work of Andrew Johnsou
furnishes the bent evidence of our
fathers in establishing a government
of the people, for the people, and by
tin' people ; and
Whereas, in his last dying moments,
his devotion lo couutry, constitution
and the Hag of the nation, was such
that hik last, request was bury me
amid the folds of the stars and
Btrlpcs. Therefore,
Jicsolvcd, That in the death of An
drew Johnson, the people of Tenn
essee and the United Htates have lost
a politician of strict integrity and un
questioned honesty, a statesman of ex
tensive and varied information and
profound wisdom, and one of the
ablest defenders of the constitution of
the couutry and the liberties of the
Jicsolvrd further, Thatacommitteeof
citizens from Jefferson county, be sent
to attend his funeral services
licsolved, That a copy of these res
olutions be sent to his family and that
we truly tender them our condolence
in this, the hour or theirs and their
country's loss.
Jamks M. Mkkk,
O. C. Kino,
James II. Carson,
J. C. Cawood,
John N. Yoe,
Appropriate remarks were made by
Dr. J. C. Cawood, A. A. Caldwell, O.
C. King, John M. Meek and others.
On motion, the following gentlemen
were appointed a committee to attend
the burial services of Andrew, John
son :
Col. John Talbott, 8. D. Williams,
(. W. Bowls, John 8. Jarnagin, Dr.
J. C. Cawood, K. A. Hawyers, L. M.
Dyer, Ham. G. M. Gass, John II.
Caldwell, J. H. Carson, Dr. N. Lang
ford, Dr. Wm. Helm, A. J. Mouuteas
tle, W. Cochran, It. J. Anderson, Jos.
A. M. Dick, J. M. Scott, Alfred Cur
ter. Meeting adjourned sine die,
W. B. Bewley, Reo'y.
Aug. 3, 1875.
The Storms in Indiana.
The Indianapolis Journal Of July 31
has reports of the conditions of the
crops in every county in Indiana with
which communications could be had
by telegraph, with mail reports from
others, and also special dispatches from
a considerable portion of Eastern Illi
nois. From these reports it appears
that the injury done by the recent
storms Is wide-spread and remarkably
uniform, even in widely-separated lo
calities. In all, except a few northern
counties of Indiana the damage to the
wheat has been very great. Most of it
is cut and in shock, hut there has been
no opportunity to house or thrash It,
and ib has sprouted, rendering it alto
gether unmerchantable, and much of
it unfit for any use whatever. The
oats and llax have been beaten down
by the heavy rains, and the ripened
seed-halls of the flax are bursting,
while the oats are in such condition
that the greater part are ouly fl t for feed
ing to stock. Until quite recently the
promise was good for an unprecedent
ed yield of oats, but the destruction
wrought by the later rains will make
the crop almost an entire failure. Early
in the season corn promised well,
hut the excessive wet weather has dam
aged it greatly. Much of that In (he
bottoms is overflowed, and will be aN
most if not entirely ruined, while even
that upon uplands has suffered severe
ly, not ouly from the direct effects of
too much rain, but from want of cul
tivation, which the rain has precluded.
In many sections potatoes are rotting
in the ground, and this crop will fall
much below the average yield. In a
few of the northern counties in In
diana there has been a gratifying ex
emption from the general disaster, and
the farmers are harvesting good crops
of wheat, while other crops give flat
tering promise ofa good yield. With
these exceptions, and that of some of
the southern counties, In which the
wheat harvest, coming earlier, before
the setting in of the late continuous
rains, enabled the farmers to secure it
in tolerably fair condition, the outlook
is a gloomy one for the producer. In
this state of affairs the consumer is to
be congratulated upon the fact that al
most unprecedontedly heavy crops
have been harvested in the trans-Mississippi
A Husband Treed.
A citizen who was driving along the
Jackson road the other day, says the
Vicksburg Herald, saw a man urfa
tree near the road-side, and halting,
he enquired : " What are you doing up
there?" The man made no reply, and
the citizen continued: "What's the,
cause of your being up there?" At
that moment a woman rose up from
the fence corner, rested a club on the
fence, and remarked : " I'm the cause,
stranger, and if you'll wait till he
comes down you'll see the worst field
of carnage around here that ever laid
out doors !" The citizen drove on, and
she turned to the man up the tree and
continued : " Polhemus, I can't climb,
and you know it; but if you'll drop
down here for two minutes I'll give
you a quitclaim deed of the farm !'"
Manure in Gardening.
Mr. Hardaway, In his paper on Mar
Ket Gardening, read before the Georgia
State Agricultural Hociety, at its last
meeting, said that to succeed in raising
tine vegetables, manure must be used
lavishly. " Last spring," lie adds, "a
farmer friend came to look at my gar
den, and after wondering at tho quan
tity and size of the vegetables, he par
ticularly admired a very large lied of
turnips, and they look like dwarfs,
compared with vours. He was
amazed when I informed him I had put
fifly-two wheelbarrows of manure on
that single hed. It is astonishing how
much one acre can lie made to produce.
As much ns eighty-two tons of beets
have been gat ber l from one uero."
Mr. George W. Gift is haid to have
r.tised one thousand bushel of turnips
to the acre, for the Memphis market,
and it is stated in one of the Northern
agricultural Journals that fivehundred
bushels of Irsh potatoes were raised on
one acre. Seven thousand cabbages
can be easily grown upon one acre.
Mr. Gregory, a well known market
gnrdnerand seedsman, at Marblehead,
Massachusetts, has sold in tho lioston
market as much us thirty-four tons of
squashes per acre, and as high as one
hundred anil forty dollars per ton, the
usual average price being about thirty
live dollars per ton, being one thou
sand one hundred and ninety dollars
per acre. Mr. Gregory also says it Is
not uncommon for the gardeners near
by to raise from seven hundred to nine
hundred bushels onions per acre, and
prices generally average about two
dollars and fifty cents her barrel. This
is the result of tho intense system of
manuring. Mr. I'eter Henderson, the
great market gardener, puts us much
as one ton of guano to the acre, and
sells as much as one thousand dollars
per uvre.liural Carolinian.
Destroying Weeda.
July and August, says tho llurttl Xne
1'orkrr, nro probably the best months in
tho year for destroying weeds. Tho sum
mer heats are at their fiercest and ull an
nual woods cut down at tho root speedily
withor nnd dio. Tho tougher porennials
havo made their growth for the Beason nnd
havo nenrly perfected thoir seed. Tho
root thon has least vitality, and if tho top
bo cut off a foobler effort is mado to repro
duce it especially if the weeds grow in a
tough sood of gras. We havo known fre
quent mowings of thistles in sod to reduce
tho vitality of tho patch so much that it
would produce only hero and thero a stalk
until tho field was ploughed again.
In the growing corn August is, of nil
months, the time to deftroy Canada thistles
and quick. Koop the plant down as much
as possible early in the season, then, us tho
corn begins to tassol out, go through with
a light hoe andoutoutovery spear of thistle
and pull up every blade of quack with all
tho root that can bo got attached. The
quack should bo put in heaps and burned,
but tho thistlo roots will seldom if evor
start again, and pulling up nt this season
of tho yoar, or even cutting off, is final
and certain destruction. The cost of doing
tins is not largo varying with pricos of labor
and abundance of weeds; but we are satis
fied that it is always a profltublo operation
on all land foul with thistles. Wo have
ropoatodly had the cost moro than repaid
not only in the crop, but in tho succeeding
oats and barley, besides loaving the land
cleaner for yoars thoroaftor.
The friends of Mr. Moody are now
organizing a movement in Chicago for
the completion of his church, pending
his return from Europe. The Chicago
Tribune says :
" We do not believe that any form
of testimonial would he so pleasing to
him as the completion of his un secta
rian mission church, about which clus
ter his fondest associations, or that
anything would suit him better thau
to resume his labors where lie inaugur
ated them. To do this the more effec
tively the material should be placed in
bis hands complete. The evangelizer
of Great Britain should not be greeted
with the sight of a half-story church,
standing In all its deformity just as it
was when he left here. All the
churches, evangelical and unvangeli
cal, liberal and dogmatic, should unite
their efforts to accomplish this result,
and we have no doubt that the uncon
verted publio will also cheerfully lend
a helping hand in so good a cause."
A Strange Dream and its Fulfillment.
From the Boston Journal. 1
An Amesbury man had a singular
dream, under the following circum
stances : His father and mother had
recently died, within three or four
weeks of each other, and one night iu
a dream he saw his mother standing
by his bed, and a little distance away
he saw a cot bed with a peculiar cov
erlet, on which lay a man with his
back turned toward him. Hismotlier
called him by name and said : " Here
are seven dollars." He attached no
signiticance to the dream until, when
he went to the Post-oflioe, he received
a letter stating that his brother, who
was on a Western railroad, had been
badly crushed, and requested his pres
ence immediately. On arriving at his
brother's home he was struck with sur-
Crise when he found him lying on a cot
ed, with the same kind of a coverlet
he had seen in his dream, with his
back turned toward him. The brother
died, and the gentleman wes still
more astonished when, on settling his
affairs, the first bill presented was just
$7 in (amount. Strange as the story
may seem, it is told by the man him
self, and he is a gentleman whose ve
racity no one would impeach.
Withdrawal From the Episcopal
The Leesburg (Va.) Mirror states
that on Suturday last the Itev. F. M.
Maury resigned his charge at Middle
burg, liOtiiion county, and declined
even to officiate on Sundav. His re
signation is not merely a severance of
lis pastoral relations witn tue Middle
burg parish, but is a complete and final
withdrawal from the Episcopal
Church. His reasons for this action,
it is learned, will be shortly set forthdn
letter to tue uisnop.
An Anecdote of the Late Senator
I From the Mow York Herald I.
The news of the death of Senator
Andrew Johnson spread rapidly
through the city, and created a gener
al feeling of regret, Political differ
ences were forgotten in the many kind
and noble scions that were credited to
the deceased. Nearly every one who
had ever been associated with the ex
rresident dad something kind to say
about him or some little anecdote to
relate, illustrative of good traits In hid
character. One gentleman told quit
an interesting little narrative of nn In
cident which took place when the ex
I'resident was Military Governor of
Tennessee. A young hoy had been
captured by the Federal troops on sus
picion of bushwhacking, and was in
carcerated in the penitentiary at Nash
ville. It appears that the charge waa
groundless, as the boy was a member
of a regular command, commissioned
by the head of the Confederate Gov
ernment. The boy found his prison
life very irksome, and having tmred a
hole through the wall of his cell he
jumped to the ground. The drop was
too great, However, ana lie shattered
his leg very badly. He was recapture
ed and returned to prison, where, after
consultation, the surgeons decided it
was necessary lo amputate the limb.
The boy objected nnd finally became
very sick as mortification Bet in. In
the meanwhile the boy's mother hear
ing of the whereabouts of her son,
traveled 50 miles to reach him, but
was refused ndmlssion to his cell. Af
ter some useless application to the offW
clals, she finally made her way
through the gaurds at the Capitol and
entered the presence of Governor
Johnson. The Governor was sur
rounded by nrmy officers high In rank
at this time, and; was attending to
some important business, immediate
ly when he saw the alllicted mother he
arose and courteously offered her his
scat. After hearing her story he gave
her a puss, which admitted her to the
penitentiary. A short time afterwards,
when the facts of the case became
known, Governor Johnson pardoned
the boy, and gave him up to the care
of his mother. He was then very
sick, but she managed to move hrm to
her home, where he finally recovered.
He is now well and enjoying perfect
health. The gentleman who told the
story was a brother of the boy, and
was evidently much moved by the
news of the death of his mother's and
brother's benefactor.
The Virgin Mary's Wedding Eing
An old Monkish legeud relates the
story that Joseph and Mary used a
'wedding ring, and that It was set with
onyx. The legend says that it was dis
covered In the year 00(1, when it waa
given by a jeweler from Jerusalem to
a lapidary of Closlum, who had been,
sent to Koine by a Marquis of Ktruria
to make purchases for her. The jew
eler told the lapidary of the preoious
ness of the relic, but he dispised it,
and left it for several years among oth
er articles of inferior value. Howev
er, a miracle revealed to him its gen
uineness, and it was placed in a church,
where it worked many curative won
In 1173 it was deposited with some
Franciscans at Clusium, from whom it
was stolen ; and ultimately it found its
way to Perusla, where a church waa
built for it and it still performed mir
acles. None spoils this pretty story by
saying the miracles were trillingia
comparison with its miraculous pow
ers of multiplying itself. It existed in
different churches in Europe at the
same time, and each ring beingas gen
uine as the others, it was paid the same
honors as the devout.
On the Ocean Beach.
Pretty young lady in t tborate bath
ing costume, kicking around on the
beach, about teu leet from the water.
in hare feet:
"Ob !-o-oh ! I'm so 'fraid of the
wad . !"
C as of other girls in like toggery.
twenty feet away :
"Ah ! he-he-be-he she's a coward
Pretty girl, No. I, moving a foot
nearer the wet :
"Aw, pshaw! come on now. I'll
dare ye all."
The rest, advancing to where No. 1
stands :
"O-ho ! who's afraid who's afraid?"
Aud there the dear, brave little an
gels stand, until a wave breaks a little
higher than usual on the beach, aud a
tiny bit of foam touches the end of
their aristocratic toes, when they all
screech out, run into the bathing house.
make their toilets, aud, appearing at
dinner, tell the yawuing young gen
tlemen mat lliev've been Having a
swim "just too awful jolly and nice
lor anyining."
And the yawning young gentlemen
believe them ! Chicago Journal.
A writer In Scribner's tells the fol
lowing : One of the most pathetic- la-
stances of pure Orientalism that eve
came to my knowledge is related as a
positive luct. wmie me emiuren or
the Abeih school were playing togeth
er at recess, two small girls fell into
pleasant dispute about the size of a cer
tain object plaything perhaps. "Oh,
it was very little ! and the other Wiked,
"How little?" Then the missionary
looked out of the window and heather
answer, " Why, a little wee thing."
Then the other pressed her still furth
er, "'yell, iou little?" to which the .
girl replied, unconscious of the poetry
or the pathos of her companion, "Aa
little as was the joy of my father oa
the day I was horn I"
A New Way to Pay a State Debt. .
The penalty of the law against pro
fane swearing two dollars fine was ,
enforced in Kichmond twice on tiatur-.
day , aud the Whig thinks that If eve y '
policeman and constable in the Htate
would but use ordinary vlgilauce, and
report every violation of the law afore- -said,
it Is manifest that in the course
of a year or two a sufficient sum would
be realized to pay off the State debt,

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