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, "VOL XXXVTT- -NO. 8. KNOXVILLE, TENN.: WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER , IS75. WHOLE NO 1911 CONGRESSIONAL. FirstSession Forty-Fourth Congress SKNAT1C. 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 national unity, 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 Constitution. 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 of Ferry. 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 journed. ixousi:. 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, of Kentucky. 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 lowing : 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 announced. 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 Phillips. Judiciary Messrs. KuoU; Ilunton and Ashe. 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 and Felton. I'ostoflhes and Post Roads Messrs. Clark, Waddell, demons, Stowell and Wallace. Claims. Slessrs. Bright, Brown and Itobbins. War Claims Mc'Brs. Eden, Slilliken, Cabell, Ellis and Coldwell. Naval Affairs Slessrs. Whittborne, Lewis, Mills and Hays. Revision of Laws Messrs. Durham and Douglas. 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 and Young. 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 Levy. 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 Money. 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. 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 turn to-morrow. 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. ! DOMESTIC. 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 seizure. 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 punishment. 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 get anything." Merrinion, of n iittmed after, they vilting aint never for-l-'(o- iompk', Hcnator - tii Carolina, very quietly ititioihn 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 for. 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 Knoxville. The holidays promiso weddiugsand Christmas trees iu several places, of which I will speak more particularly, if permitted to attend auy of them. Bapiiai:!.. 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 school'?" "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 I.I re. From the Ietrnit Free frcM. .lob Dawson had been duly elected Old 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. said : " 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 cvr Jim." "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 ban'!" "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. posirton. ".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 yo "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 bein' slraicht. "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 court '?'' "1 do, Job, an' thar's my (is on it. Put 'er lliar. 1 swar it an il pull stakes rite oil" "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 prisoner's discharged. THE MANUFACTURE OF SHOES. What la being don Klaewkere In Ibid Line, 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 himself. 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 grave ! (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." ir. Horrible Aeclileut. L: ,t Tuesdav. John Kdward Hook. 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 publican.