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TENN.: WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER ,
WHOLE NO 1911
FirstSession Forty-Fourth Congress
WiHHiKOTrm, D. C Deo. Id.
Mr. Morton also submitted the following:
Unsolved by the .Semite, tbe House of
llcpresentatives concurring, That tho peo
ple of the United States constitute a Na
tion, and are one people in tho sense of
KeiolTed, That the Government of the
1'nitod States is not a compact between the
States in their municipal or corporate
character!), but was formed by tbe people
of tbe United States in their primary ca
pacity : that the rights of tho States are
defined and guaranteed by the Constitu
, tion, and . not by any outside theory of
State sovereignty; and that the rights of
the States can not be enlarged or dimin
ished, except by an amendment to the
Kesolved, That the rights of the 8tatos
have the same sanction and seourity in the
Constitution as the rights and powers of the
National Government, and that local do
mestic government by the States, within the
limits of the Constitution, is an essential
part of our freo republican system.
Resolved, That the doctrine thnt a State
has the right to secede from the Union is
inconsistent with the idea of nationality, is
in conflict with the spirit and structure of
the Constitution, and should bo regarded ns
having been forever extinguished by the
suppression of tho rebellion.
WisiiiMiTou, Deo IT.
The Semite went into un extra session
immediately after meeting.
Mr. Tliurmau suggested that Sir. Mor
ton s resolution for investigating the Mis
sissippi election bo laid over uutil Monday,
us it would be impossible) to dispuso of it
vithout nn all night session.
Sir. Morton consented, saying he hoped
it would he di.-post'd ef Monday.
Mr. lMiminds submitted a resolution to
elect a President pro loin on tho 7th of
January. lie did this because of the groat
importance of the subject. Hut after a
brief discussion tho resolution was referred
to tho Judiciary Committee.
Very little doubt exists of t ho re-election
Washington, D. C, Bee. "0.
Mr. liayavd presented the credentials of
Robert 11. Mnrr as Senator from Louisiana.
Tito credentials were read aud laid on the
table, which is the usual course.
Mr. Hitchcock introduced a bill trans
ferring tho Indian Affairs to tho War De
partment. The following resolution was adopied :
"That Mr. Thomas "V. Kerry, of the
State of Michigan, bo the President of tho
tScntito until January 7th, 187ii, and until
a fresh appointment shall be mudo.'1
On a motion to insert Mr, Thurman's
name instead of Sir. Ferry's the vote, was
21 to 24.
Sir. Morton's resolution to investigate
the Mississippi election went over.
After going into Executive Session ad
Washington, D. C, 1).v. I .
Mr. Ilolnian, ol Indiana, otlered tho fid
lowing resolution :
Resolved, That, in tho judgment of this
IIousb, in tho present condition of tuo finan
cial alluirs of tho Government, no subsidies
in money, bonds, public lands, endorse
ments or by pledgo of the public credit,
should be granted by Congress to Associa
tions or Corporations engaged or propos
ing to engage in public or private enter
prises, and that till appropriations from tho
public Treasury ought to bo limited at this
time to such amounts only as shall bo im
peratively demanded ny too public torvieo.
Adopted ; yeas, 2-3; nays, uO.
Mr. Springer, of Illinois, oll'crcd a reso
lution declaring, thai, in the opinion of tho
House, tho precedent estublhthod by Wash
ington and other Presidents of tho United
States in retiring from the Presidential
oflico after their second term has bocomo
by universal conouricucn a part of our re
publican Bystem of government, tind that
any departure from that time-honored cus
tom would be unwise, unpatriotic and
fraught with evil to our freo institutions.
Adopted. Yeas, 232; nays, 1. Among
the nays were; Haralson, of Alabama:
Hoge, of South Carolina; Hyinan, of
North Carolina: Nash, of Louisiana;
Smalls, of South Carolina; Walls, of Flor
ida: "Wells, of Mississippi, and WMto,
Washintos". D. C, Dee. 17.
The House- agreed to the. Scnato resolu
tion to adjourn irotn next Monday to Janu
ary the fifth.
A large number of bills of a private na
ture were introduced in the House.
Mr, Hemons, of Arkansas, introduced
bills for the improvement of the Salena
river, in Arkansas, also to repeal the lux
law on leaf tobacco ; ulso to repeal tho law
making restriction in tho disposition of the
public lands in the Stales of Alabama,
Mississippi, Lomsiann, Arkansas aud Flor
ida. Mr. Pupe, of California, offered tho fol
Wiiearl'as, The Constitution of the United
State?, as framed by tho lathers of tho Re
public, imposes no limit on the eligibility of
uny citizen to tho office of President further
than that lie must be native born and of a
certain ago and time of residence ; there
fore fifth article of the treaty with thn North
tlerman Empire, signed February 22, lSjOS,
for the termination of said treaty, or so
much thereof, and of tho protocol of June
12, 1871, as relates to citizens of tho United
States, their renunciation of nationality,
and their political condition in Uermany un
der said treaty and protoool.
Washington, P, C, Dec. 20.
Several Executive communications wire
received, when the various committee were
The Chairman nnd Southern members
uro us follows ;
On Flections Messrs. Harris of Virginia,
Blackburn, House, Dcboltand Wells.
On Ways and M"ans Messrs. Morrison,
Hnnoock, Thomas, Hill und Tucker.
On Appropriations Miisars. Kandall,
Atkins, Blount uud Siugletou.
Hanking and Currency .Messrs. Cox,
Uoode and (jibson.
Pacific Railroad Messrs. Lamar, At
kins, Walker, Throckmorton, Thomas and
Judiciary Messrs. KuoU; Ilunton and
Public Lands Messrs. Saylor, Cause,
MeFarland and Morey.
Foreign Affairs Messrs. Swann, Faulk
ner and Forney.
Military Affairs .Messrs. Banning, Glov.
er.'Terry, Cook and Thornburglu
Commerce Messrs. U an ford, Reagan
I'ostoflhes and Post Roads Messrs.
Clark, Waddell, demons, Stowell and
Claims. Slessrs. Bright, Brown and
War Claims Mc'Brs. Eden, Slilliken,
Cabell, Ellis and Coldwell.
Naval Affairs Slessrs. Whittborne,
Lewis, Mills and Hays.
Revision of Laws Messrs. Durham
Education and Labor Slessrs. Walker,
Lamar, Faulkner, White, Nash of District
of Columbia, Huckner and Harlytdgo,
Public Buildings and Grounds Messrs.
llolman, Wolls of Missouri, Cook, Walsh
Patents Slessrs. Vance, Douglass,
Clark, Hmith and Hoge,
Invalid Pensions Messrs. Jenks, Wilson,
Hewett, Yates, Purman and Itaincy.
Revolutionary Pensions Slossrs. Hun
ton, Bland, Clarke and Davis.
Indian Allaire Slossrs. Scales, Boono,
Hooker and Slorgan.
Coinage, Weights and Measures
Slessrs. Stephens, O'Brien, Parsons and
Territories Slossrs. Southard, Caldwell,
Franklin and Culberlson.
Agriculture Slessrs. Caldwell, Harris of
Georgia, Davis, Kcannd Smalls.
Mines nnd Mining Slessrs. Bland, Dur
ham, Gibson and Lynch.
Privato Land Claims Me.-rs. Hunter,
Huckner, Parsons Candler and Levy.
Public Expenditures Slossrs. Millikcn,
Hatcher, Terry, DebreU and liurmlson.
Hallways and Canals Messrs. Jones of
Kentucky, Stone, Schlei.-chcr and llo;:e.
Mississippi Levees Me.-. Ellis,
Hatcher, Slorey, Roberts, Voutii; and
Reform inC'ivil Service Slessrs. Whito
housc, Brown, Throckmorton and Dcboll.
Manufactures Messrs. Stone, Dibrell,
Williams, Money and llymuft.
Militia Slessrs. Cowan, Hereford,
Scales, Candler, Walsh ami Datall.
Centennial Slessrs. Hopkins, Hancock,
O'Brien aud Rainey,
Immediately afier tho announcement if
the. committtccs tho House adjourned.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 20. Alter the
House of Representatives adjourned, imme
diately upon the announcement of tho com
mittees, to-day, there was quito a general
interchange of opinion among tho members
in regard to the selections. Those who had
been well provided for commended the
Speaker's judgment, or said nothing; but
tue prevalent, expression was ono of dissat
isfaction. The Speaker's friends account
for this by tho fewness of the prizes and the
preponderating number of tho competitors
lor them. Un tho other hand there are
many among tho Democratic, members w ho
soveroly criticise his selections for a consid
erable number of tho prominent positions
as unsuitable or ns untuir to Congressmen
of extended service who havo been passed
over in the distribution of chairmanships
of important committee places to make
room lor new men without, legislative ex
perience. Of the 47 Clmirman'diip"., exclusive of the
Commilteo on tlio Rules, of which the
Speaker is ex-ol!icio Chairman, 21 ure giv
en to new Western members, 10 to the
Southern, and 111 to tho Middle and Eastern
States. Of the latter 13, six are of tiiiid
rato importance, being committees on ex
penditures in tho various executive depart
ments, etc ; and of tho Chairmanships giv
en to Western members four are of thesamo
description. Four or live of the Southern
Chairmanships are also unimportant. The
West, therefore, holds tho first placo in the
comber of Chairmanships of lirst and second-class
committees. Out of tho total 47,
Ohio and Slissouri have each 6 Chairman
ship; Illinois, 4 j Kentucky, 4 ; Indiana, 2
ani Tennessee 2. Virginia and Pennsylva
nia rave 11 each, North Carolina Las 2
and vs othor Ssale has more than ono.
Ill composition of tho Pacilic Railroad
Coiui'iiiteo, tested by tho recent vote
on HoltL.in'g anti-subsidy resolution, is as
follows : The Chairman, Lamar, and Messrs.
Throckmorton and O Neill voted against
it. Messers. Lultrell, of California, Lyndo,
of Wisconsin, Thomas, of Maryland, Phil
lips, of Missouri. GurlicM, of Ohio, Kasson,
of Iowa, and Blair, of Xew Hampshire,
voted for it, and Slessers. Atkins, of Ten
nessee, Walker, of Virginia, and Piatt, of
New Vork, were recorded us not voting.
The friends of the Texas Pacific bill claim
that a majority of ths Committee will bo
found iu favor of their proposition.
Tho report of the Southern Claims Com
mission reachol the House a lew
minutes after adjournment. The different
amounts allowed for the past five years is
over ijJ,000,OMO, settling about five thousand
claims lor property taken from loyal citi
zens by the Fcdertl army during the war
in the Southern States.
The President hs returned.
Nearly all the Congressmen have gone
home for the holidays.
The Attorney-UvuenJ. is expected to re
Chief Justice Wuito and Judge Bond are
hearing tho Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad
cac at Alexandria to-day.
No Southern confirmations to-day.
Methodist Preachers ia Politics.
The Association of Methodist Minis
ters, comprising nil those of that fulth
now nerving lit tho District of Colum
bia, held their reuular weekly meeting
yesterday in Washington.. Fourteen
lint of tho t.iuotecn luctubcra wire
present. There wiih quite an aniuiuteil
discuscdon. upon Bh'hop llaveu'a
Hp..ech at Ronton, uomimttlnc Presi
dent (irant forn third term, ami a res
olution of condemnation of the pro-'
ceediugH) was unnuimouelv parsed.
Tho came suhject tviimhsousiaeil yes
tcr !;;y at the weekly meeting; of Meth
olist preachers in Jtaltiinoiv. Moder
ation was urged by Rinlnp Ames, Dr.
Rrown anil others until all the facts in
the case are brought more fully before
the public-. New York Pott, Tuesday.
TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY. !
New YuKK.Dec. 1!. To-day's Times has
tho following dispatch from a special cor
respondent detailed to investigate whisky
frauds in C liengo ;
CilUMio, Dec. 15, 1875.
To-day is tho first time it has become
known with positiveness (hat there was a
gigantic whisky ring with lis headquarters
in Chicago similar in all material respects
to whisky rings of St. Louis, Milwaukee,
Kvansvillo and probably New Orleans. It
has been impossible heretofore to make that
statement with any degree of certainty. Ow
ing to official complication calculated to
suppress developments, there has been noth
ing hut surface indication since the lirst
The Grand-.'tiry found indictments
against only a few of the distillers and rcc-
tmcrs and gaugers. It went no deeper,
and there was nothing but the present dis
position ol every community to suspect all
persons that justified tho association of
higher official porsonages with tho revenue
frauds. There has nlto been a persistent
effort on the part of interested persons to
spread the impression that the rovenue
frauds In this city wero merely the result
of individual nnd independent efforts, that
is that there was no combination outside
of each individual distiller, with his gaugor,
and no central and systematic organization
fur plunder extending to the higher revo
nuo officials and implying an olllcial guar
antee of protection against exposure and
This theory has been generally accepted
heretoforo, nnd received confirmation in the
character of the indictments returned.
It i'. now reasonably certain that tho the
ory is entirely false, and that the revenue
frauds have been worked out by tlio sainu
mea.. an I through the sanio machinery,
and wtu tlio same systematic division of
spoils ns in St. Louis" Tho farts seem to
justify the assertion that, had it not been
for tho recent change in thuoHii-o of Tinted
Stales District Attorney in this city, tli's
pha.-o i f tho Chicago whisky frauds wo'iid
i.ever have been publicly developed.
AFTER SEVEN CENTURIES.
I'tie Tfilir-IllitckfiMHl Tcuilo ol flic
.liiUKcriitiul TiiiiiIiIIii); to 1'fpcr.
India Corresi'ordouco of tho London Times.
An event of sumo importance recently
occurred in connection with the Tcmido of
.1 uggernaut. 'i hroughout tho wholo of tlio
Kmpiro thero is no shrine so sacred us
l'oorec, and no spot where a devout Hindoo
would rather din than beneath this great
fuue. Tlio temple, which cost bnlf a mj.
lion sterling of the money of our timns, is
literally black with ago. Tlio storms of
nearly seven centuries, which are often so
violent in the Bay of Bengal, havo produced
littlo impression upon it, and until a low
weeks ago it seemed as likely to remain us
many centuries nuiro. Many of tho largo
temples in tno province aro now in ruins,
but they have not fallen through the wear
and tear of time. A silent but etl'ectual
power has been tho cause of thia destruct
ion. The seeds of the peepul and banyan trees
have got into tho foundations. T'iicso havo
taken root; the sapling lias forced its way
through tho fissures ol tho stones, and in
process of years the wholo fabric lias been
loosened nnd eventually brought down, and
It seems probable that tho Tcmpluof Jugger
naut will sluire the sumo fate. At tho late
car festivals, us soon as the idols had been
taken from their thrones for their annual
excursion, several largo stones Irani the
inner roof fell on tho platform. Had they
fallen a low minutes earlier tho idols would
have been shattered to iitoms, and in all
probability there would havo been a great
loss of hi'.!. Tlio resident magistrate applied
t' tho Governor lor nn engineer to inspect
the damuirc. This whs found to bo a very
dillieull la;k, us tlio templo is so dark.
There aro no apertures for the libt ; iivo ro
six lighu aro kept burning in the daytime,
but tho idols. It is but very
and even with theso nothing is visible
rarely that temples uro repaired, und
tlio sound of tho chisel und thn hammer on
tho lop of this great, lomiilo will do more to
w eaken tho faith of tho Hindoo in Jugger
naut than anything that has occurred in
tho present generation. Thero will bo no
luck of money for uny eslimuto as tho priests
uro very wealthy, and tho annual income of
tho totnplo is said to amount to 1)8,000.
Tho question which is agitating all priosts
is what is to be dono with tho idols while
the repairs aro being inado '.' Tho olliccrs of
the templo are most anxious to havo the
idols restored to their thrones. They pro
poso that an inner ceiling of wood shall bo
mudo to protect the idols and tho worshpi
ers; but thero would bo 'to much danger
should there bo another full of stones that
the ilajuh will not consent.
Another Democratic Blunder.
The Di'inooraN in Congress continue
to play into the hands of their adver
saries. Dike the Bum lions, whom
they aro so n'i
" never learn
n iittmed after, they
vilting aint never for-l-'(o-
- tii Carolina, very
lull to-day to re
peal section 4,710 ui the Revised tstat
utes. Those who were curious enough
to refer to the paragraph, found that
it was a section (f the Pension law
which provides that "no money oa
account of pensions shall be paid to
auv person or to tho widow, children
or huirs of any deceased person who,
in any iimuinr, voluntatily engaged
inoruidi d or abetted the late rebel
lion against the authority of the
United Htates." The introduction of
this bill Is about on a par, if it is not a
good deul worse, than tfie blunder of
the Louisiana resolution. Tho Demo
crats have put their foot In it twice
within a single week. Washington
Special to New York Herald.
A t lenr Conscience.
How bravely a man can walk the
earth, bear the heaviest burdens;, per
form the severest duties, and look i.ll
men square in tho face, if lie only
bears in liTs breast a clear tonstietifo,
void of oH'ctise towards Uoil and man.
Thern is no sprinjr, no spur, uo inspir
ation like this. T o feel that we have
omittf U no task, und left no obligation
iiufi.HiJlfd, tills tills tho heart with
satis fat-itou, anil the soul with strength.
A gi ctli'inuu Is a human being, com
biuiii,: woman a tenderness with a
man s courage.
0UR state indebtedness.
.Jl Open !.trr I'rulil 4v. Porter,
K Kill' II Vi: KIKICK, NashviI.i.k,
'I'kn.n., !(. 1 , 1S75. James Morton,
Ii...N.w York Sir: Your conimu
i.ic.toi , iw ornm article from the
Nuw mk Tune-, is received. The
Ju miui v iiiteicst on t.,e debt of the
IStiitenl TeniM-see will not bo paid,
and a', lint rati now be promised Is
that st in tin' rqtilite union n t of
niiiiit- i- i .ii.l Inio the treasury it will
beappli tl io t he pavmeut of the in-j
teres' iln. i he liisf of July last. Be
fore t'i is can be done, however, there
Is a balance of two hundred and fifty
live thousand dollars, borrowed by the
(State, to fiay the interest due January,
1.S75, and an outstanding warrant ac
count of four hundred and twenty
five thousand dollars to be provided
An ellbrt was made to borrow the
money to pay last July interest. I be
lieved then that it was unfortunate for
tile State that the negotiation failed;
now I tin thoroughly sutislled thnt the
failure was a fortunate circumstance,
both for the State and for the holders
of her securities, for the reason that
the January interest, due In a few
days, could not be paid without resort
ing to another loan, and to undertake
to carry an additional loan account of
fifteen hundred thousand dollars. with
an empty Treasury, would simply be
at the sucrilice of whateverof credit Is
left the Htate. The executive ollioers
of the State hnve therefore resolved to
look to tho resources of the Kttite for
tho payment of the interest on the
public debt, and not to a further loan.
The article enclosed by yourself as
sumes Unit the resources derived from
taxable properly, nmotintintr to fHOl),
(.H i0,ii ti , was dedicated to the payment
of tlio interest on the Statu ih-ht,
and that "tlio Legislature had pro
vided Treasury warrants to pay the
Boating liobl." Neither assumption is
I rue. A tax of four mills was levied
by the State to pay all expenses, and
subsequently the Legislature provided
for tho issuance of treasury warrants.
receivable in payment, for nil iltn s to
the State, limited to -0i),UHU at a Imp'
to bo issued for current expenses only
And because of llie alleged poverty of
me people, resiiitfng liotn a general
failure of tlio crops lor the year 1ST I,
the collection of the revenues with
which it was expected to meet tho last
July interest, was suspended until the
loth day of November, ISTo. Since
thut date there bus been paid Into the
State Treasury tho sum of I5l,lli7.i;iI,
of which 'amount S71,(i't0'Jl whs in
Comptroller's warrants, $10,57'i In old
issue of Hank of Tennessee, tho balance
of SUS,901.0- in currency. The writer
of the article enclosed, is in error as to
tno expectation of realizing largo col
lections from the $770,000 of arrearages
reported to the last Legislature. From
a careful investigation of the subject,
it is found that this sum covct'2 "om
missions not yet allowed, insolvencies
and laud sales not yet reported, judg
ments and debts in suit iu favorof the
State, where principal anil sureties are
Insolvent, uud represents a very small
sum ol coiicciahte revenue.
' This statement covers) all of your in
quiring except tho one in reference to a
repudiation ol the Stale debt; und I do
not hesitate to say that thero is not a
man in tho State with tho slightest
claim to respectability who favois such
a proposition, hut I do believe that
thero are many good ami wise men in
Tennessee who believe that tho bonds
of the Slate carry too high a rate of iu
terest, and hold that it would bo to the
interest of the holders themselves to
consent to such a reduction of the
rate of interest as would bo acceptable
to the tax payer. This proposition can
not come from the State, but T have in
foruiHllon that induces the belief that
the large holders of Tennessee bonds
will accept a reduced rate of interest, if
they can be satistled that permanent
provision will be made to pay with
promptness the rate agreed upon, and
that ail holders of our securities con
sent to this reduction. Unless such an
arrangement is consummated, the
shrinkage in values in the btale will
compel the next Legislature to raise
tbe rate of taxation from
four to six mills on the one hundred
dollars, and in any event I am confi
dent that a sinking fund of some
amount will be provided by the next
Legislature for the gradual extinguish
ment of the State debt.
I have the honor to be your obedient
servunt, Jas. b. Pokti:k.
I'i-m Washington college.
Wash ixfiTON Collkhk, Tknn.,
Dec. 18, 187.1.
To ilie .' iitui'S of the C'iru7iicle :
I am enjoying a brief vi.-dt to this
community, where, under the tuition
of Hie Doak's so many of Kat Ten
nessee's sons were educated.
The old college building is now used
for the District School one room on
ly being used, I suppose, while all tho
rest aro vaeant. How changed since
the writer was a boy student there.
One of the Doaks still ministers to the
congregation at Old Salem, but it will
not likely be my privilege to hear
hini, as before the 4tli Hunday, I shall
be on other ground.
Winter is giving us a blast that
keeps us well in doors. We naturally
conclude, it Is colder here than at
The holidays promiso weddiugsand
Christmas trees iu several places, of
which I will speak more particularly,
if permitted to attend auy of them.
Don't Want to Miss A Day.
A Detroit boy pail his tirsl visit to ono ol"
tho union schools tlio other day as a scholar,
atid when hu caiuo homo ut night hi moth
er inquired :
"Well, Homy, hew do you liko KuinS to
"Bully!1 he replied in an excited
voice. "1 saw four boys licked, one cirl
got her ear nulled, and a big scholar
burned bis elbow on the stove I 1 don't
want to miss a day." Detroit iresi Pre,
A MOUNTAIN COURT SENE.
the Xante t.f ".nollirr" ft n lei si
From the Ietrnit Free frcM.
.lob Dawson had been duly elected
to till the responsible position of a Justice
of the Peace, and this was tho tlrst case
which ha l demanded his attention. .lob
wns an old vcb ran mountaineer, and had
lived in the shadow of lolly peaks hunting,
trapping and lighting Indians, to use bis
own words, "sei.se Adam war a kid." In
that rough region an accusation of a great
crime against any ono but a forerunner of a
lianeuiK boo. und a trial even is seldom
thought of. But in tho present instance a
wild "cuss" w ho had been frequenting the
settlements hail appropriated a "broncho"
(Indian pony) belonging to a neighboring
ranchman, and had been pursued, captured
and brought back. Old Job was summon
ed to try the culprit, and a spot in a rocky
gulch n ar thn 'Squiro's cabin yas selected
as tho site f r tho investigation. A motley
crowd of hunters, trappers, minors antl
runcheros had assembled. Some wero ly
ing upon tho ground and others sitting up
on the rocks all anxiously awaiting the
Souire's cominsr. Job soon camo from to
ward his cabin, and with a dignitiod air
seatod himsolf upon a boulder, took oft bis
uearsKin cap, anu saiu :
"r ellers, tlio l-ourt a ready to fit down
n biz, an' I want yn all cheese ver rack
et an' lot up on tlmt chin music according
to law. Throw yer ha'r in i;:hs und pay
tcnliun to tho Court."
Kvery hut camo off at his command, and
"His Honor," gluucinir around llio circle.
" liar is tho dam ciiB7"
Three mountaineer) armed wi;' Henry
rilles and six-sinxiters stepned forward
with the thief, ayouny mar,, v,,, :-ir nbold.
devil-may-care expression. Hit hands were
securely fastened behind his back ith but k
skin thongs. Clad in buckskin from head to
loot he presented a pieluresquo apprurdnce
as bo faced thn Squire.
"Wat do they call you when yer at
home :" asked tho Coun.
"Ain't got enny home, leastways in these
purtV sullenly replied llot prisoner.
"Ain't hey '.' Well, w'at'stl.o rum j you
tuli w'en you It'll the States, then'.'"
"Tho hoi, s hyor on tho hil!i cull nio Ti
"Wall, Tiger, yer spot!'' 1 a-i a l.o-' thief,
uiv 1 I'et kou thar's suiulhin' in i' or the
boys wudn t a brought you in. Y .1 can't
eteet a toney trial like you'd git down to
Laramie or in eny of them towns along the
road. We hevn't eny paper, pens or ink.
or eny o that sort o lootishncss up hyer in
tlio hills, an' thar ain't onu o' us ns eulJ
engineer 'em el wo had, so wo 11 pst jiuid
her through, an' do tho best wo kin lor you.
I a tlio mime o' tlio law 1 now nx y.Mi did
you collar that boss but stop 'er rite thar,
doggono it, 1 forgot, to swar you. Cum
mitevnear forgitti..' it. Hold up ver rj-lil
"Hold up niilbin'. Bow Liu 1 win'"
bev'r tied titer'n bla;;es '."'
"That's so. Yer k red, Tiger, rut gess
eny member ' tlio budy'H bo 'curd'm to
law in 'xtromo rases. Slcdey liiia a little,
fullers, bo's ho kin hold lip his right foot."
"T go" raised his luoccasin-eoverd tool
while n guard on each side hold him it.
".Now, then, 1 ain't fly on lliem ar law
yers' ull'ydavys but 1 II make her ."tr.ut
enutl'to hold a Mexican untie. Tiger Jim,
do you swar by tint holy Moses, accordin'
to tho laws of Wyoming Territory, thct
every time yo hipinto my racket yo !1 give
us tho squar' truth. An' ol'you don'tdo you
liopo that yo amy git chawed up by a
gri..ly, chopped to pieces by Sioux, strung
up to u pino witli a rope 'roan' yer dam
thieviu' neck an' fail to connoct on heaven
w'en yer hto goes out. to tlio b..-t o' yer
iinderslanuin us pronJcU tiy law, s n
yer t mil, eli ?
"That's jist w'nt I does, panly."
"Now, Tigo, yer under oath, nn" ov'ry
timo yer speak yer want tor hit tho bull s
eye. Did you nip thot boss'."'
"Well, L'nelu Job, thero' s no use o' l.vin'
about it an' 1 11 tell you jist how it war.
Las' night yo;i know thar war a jamboree
over to Al. Wilkin's runchu in Miller's
fuleii an' I war that-. Al bad bin in to
.araniio City und got, a keg o' good old
budge, an' wo all got' purl v full. Artt-r
tho dancin' war over I pulled out fur Bow
les's runcho, whar I'm liangin out, nn' ns I
was staggerin down rotmd -Mountain Cat
HillT runs right onto tlio broncho that w ar
picketed out in tho grass, an' 1 war jist
drunk enough to mount him an' lit" out. 1
know Pmgoiii' to swing fut it an 'l'll die
game, too. 1 uint woth a cuss uny way an'
ef it warn't fur my good old mother 'buck
in the States (hero tho tears began to roll
down his bron.od cheeks) who never closes
her eyes 'tliout pray in' fur God to send mo
back to her, I'd laugh nt death, an' help ye
tolix the rope, but when I think o' that
darling old soul 1 git weaker n'a wounded
antelope. 1 tell yo fellers 1'vu bin a lull'
cuss ever senso 1 struck out fur theso
mountains, and I s'posn tlio world' il bo
bettor 'tiiout mo in it- My old mother' il
sutler, I know that, fur I'm her only kid,
an' bev sent her every ounce o' dust thot I
could spare, an' its all she's lied to live on.
Sho's bin a good 'un to me, Ood bless her,
an' I'm sorry 1 hevn't lived so's 1 can camp
with hor up thur (raising his toarf'ul eyes
towards Heaven), and, boys, won't some o'
yo write to her. Tom Kirk thar knows
whar she lives, an' tell her 1 got let out by
an Injun, or pegged out iiat'rully. For
liod's sako don't let her know 1 war strang
led. Tho news 'ud kill her. But then i 11
clioeso this gab or ye'll think I m weaken
ing, nn' tho man don't live as can skoer Ti
ger Jim. Klevalo in", boys, jist as quick
as yo please. I'm ready when you aro."
During this recital Jim's cyus were filled
with tears, and a close observer would havo
detected silont weeping oa ull sides. That
magic word "mother" bad av, akened ten
dor recollections in tho breasts ot every one
of those hardy mountaineers. Men who
could lttco death in auy shapo without a
particlo of feeling did n it try to hido their
tears at tho mention of thai sacred name,
mother! Hoiv sweet it sounded in thoir
ears! It curried them back to tho happy
days in tho past, when they vera blessed
w ith tlio Invuof .parents before tho insatiu
blo thirst lor gold had led them into these
mountain wilds. Hot n word was spoken
for a low seconds, ami thou old Job drew
his horny hand across his watery eyes nnd
said in u liii.-ky voice :
"Tio'e, yo w'udn't break an oath, w ild
"No, Job Daw-Mi, riot for friend or fie.
Thar ain't a boy in tho bills us cun say thct
dim ever went b it k on even his given
word. J ' m a rotiu'ii 'un un' do tutu luitey
wicked things, but whoa 1 say a thing ye
can galiibl'! eve -y dollar you'o got oil il
"Wall, Tigo, wu hud intended to swing
yo, nn' ye d crve swingin', but 1 can't g 't
rid o' that 'mother' chinin' yo give us. 1
'spect tlio oI'M-.dy's set her heart on seuin'
yo aj;in, nil' is wearing her old eyes out
looKin' for e. l'vo got an old mother
my self, an' tho' I hovn t sol eyes on her
senco 4.1 her picter's right hyur iiimy
heart, nn' it's a pleadm' for your old
'oomau, Tigo. Il'n rail', Tigo, r ull', un'
lemme see - yes, darned ef I don't du If.
.lack cut the'u ar strings so' a he.ean git bis
ban's loose. T.iar Unit's It. iow Tigci,
hold ur y .,; ripht hand, nnd of ever yo
swore strong do it now. Ho you swar by
tho great (iod, and yer blessed old mother,
that ef this court discharges yo yo'll lita
out for tho States, an' go hum to tho old
lady an' love her an' comfort her as long s
she stays out o' heaven. Doyo swar to
this, Tige, before Almighty Uud and this
"1 do, Job, an' thar's my (is on it. Put
'er lliar. 1 swar it an il pull stakes rite
"Then yo'ro released on them torms, an
tho boys' 1 1 help ye git yer traps down to
tho station, but mind, I tell yo, Tigo, ef
yer ever caught in tho hills agin ye ll go
up a tree. Fellers, the court's over an' tlio
THE MANUFACTURE OF SHOES.
What la being don Klaewkere In Ibid
There are only three firms Id the
State who manufacture shoes two at
Thomnavllle, anil the other at Chap
lotto Messrs. Sample fe Alexander.
We have been told by Mr. Kamplc, a
member of the Arm, that they are un
able to supply their orders for shoes,
which speaks well for the enterprise.
We hope the time has come when
the Southern people will learn the im
portance of manufacturing at home,
rather than buy from abroad; in this
wiy only can we ever beoome a pros
perous and independent people.
M .srs. Sample ec Alexander, of
Cuarlotte, sell at wholesale, anil they
should receive the home patronage.
Asheville (N. C.) Expositor.
The Tuscirlno-u (Ala.) Oa.ette gives
an encouraging account of Hie opera
tion of the shoe factory of Kitts, Jasper
, .Maxwell. This linn 1ms two peg
gin" machines at work, making ,'iG(
pair.- of shoes per day, and they are
only t. - getting a little ahead of or
ders. Their make of shoes has given
sali"ft'ct!"!i wherever used.
We give the above items to show
v hnt is being done in the way of
iii.'iitifacturing shoes at other points,
it'O to illustrate what might be done
io thu1' line in our own city,
i Tl.itisnuds upon thousands of loI
I hits ;o Kast every year for shoes and
le (its alone, which might be lnanu
I t:u tured right here among us aud
every dollar kept at home. It is only
necessary for some man of capital and
enterprise to take -hold of this, and his
success Is assured. We see no
reason why It should not be
:'), Labor can be obtained as
cheap, to say the least of It, if not
t 'tf-tinttr Ihini in lliA Kiist. Thn lahor-
irufmi I ii'o ftlw. i. ,,or lli.iitn nra InwDr
t!tc, fcc, Let tho man who would
undertake this, make us good shoes as
they do Last aud sell them as cheap,
(uud he can do It if he will) and then
let the people know that he Is doing
this by judicious aud systematic ad
vertising, and wo soe no reason why it
mould not prove a success. We hope
. roue man of means will undertake it.
While at Hweetwater, some time
stuce, a merchant there informed us
that lie bad made arrangements to go
into the manufacture of shoes on a
l uge scale nfter the lirst of January.
)'.: says he has contracted with a man
who will manufacture the shoes for
him cheaper than he can buy the same
lp , s!:oo Jvist, and he believes in building
tiji and enriching' Ins own section.
Wo would be glad to heitr of some
Knoxville gentleman Imniilatinir this
good example, nnd wo feel conlident
'.hat while building up and enriching:
his own section, he would also enrich
Thn Calnvs Knilruiitl,
We recollect to havo rend a wild
drtum bearing this title. It was by a
Uidhiputcd poet who.athisown request,
was imprisoned that he might not
touch tho cup of ruin.
lie found himself in a "ir of glass,
on a track of the same tm. .-parent ma
terial. The motion vj, easy and
musicai, and the pass, i.gcia around
hi'u vt'i'to gay. Suddenly Ills eye
caugb' t!ie glimpse nf a dead body
with M- lacy upturned by the way;
then : ' her, and still an lher, stained
with ! o I and ghastly, receded rapid
ly cs (he, cars l'.ow onward.
Wllh au exclamation of horror, Jhe
enquired what the terrible spectacle
meunt? A passenger replied, with a
loud lauh of merriment, that at the
end of tho track was a precipice, over
whos? edge tb.a train was dashed, to
make way for another ; and the bodies
werj laid along !he road, to apprize
tho travelers of their own fate if they
went on to tho f ml of the pleasant
journey, e.inJ whispered with awful
rtinphs.-iis, "This is the railroad of
iiibii." The dreamer, notwithstanding;
this warning reverie, went over thu
edgoofruiu, and filled a drunkard's
(hit besides tho fearful illustration
tin vision allords of the sorcery and
devatsation of Intemperance, how for
cible the application to general impeni
tence. The sinner glides along past graves,
tho Jilted cross, and through au at
mosphere of prayer, on -tho smooth
and seductive track of habit
neglecting the great salvation hoping
thai-harm will be broken, Ihefirufut
applied, uud his soul saved. But lie
sees not, feels not the velocity and mo
mentum of his course, iiil liie verge of
pit'O-i'ion i reached: then a shriek
eoioes back, at leiust to the ear of faith,
ar.d ho is ijonr .'
' His houori in a dream are lost,
n I ho awakes iu hell."
,t Tuesdav. John
i !h-year-old son of Kci. Joint I.
1 ('.ok, who lives about three miles out
of town, was badly scalded, by fallings
into .i barrel of hot water. Tlio barrel
was being used ia scald hogs In, aud
ha 1 just been heated, the poor fellow
falling in sidewise. Ilis right bide,
aru and leg were badly burned, the
skill jieelintr oil' in many places. We
leara that Ir. J. W. Cates was sent for,
aud that he pronounces the boy to be
danuerously burned. Maryvllle He