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; . X r0N COUNTY, .KENTUCKY, SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, lSG'J. V 00 S 8 00 - 6 00 -vwill be In-H-nd trib Nuare. V $1 ach 1. .12.. G. Vlonstahle -l Owen xde Y w I , f. lit 6 li. A. TILER itate Agents ..romptly to all business louth western Kentucky I ennessee. 'given to the tnrestiga- anJ the purchase and janitf L. DONALDSON, Attorney at La w, Tlptontlile, Obion County, Tennessee. TTILL practice and attend to all busi- V ti a j a in ilia Piti rt . rf nKinn . . 1 . I mn. K . J r.a counties, and also in the adiacent U lies of South Western Kentucky. Prompt attention to collection of claims in these localities. decl9 - ly B. R. WALKER, JOHN W COWGILL. WALKER & COWQILL ; Attorneys at Iaw, IIICK3IAN, - - - KENTUCKY. WILL practice together in all the Courts of Southwestern Kentucky Count, Quarterly and Justices Courts excepted af in the Courts of West Tennessee. ) iins promptly collected and remittances 1 "r.--1 KE7EREXCES: "TJi. Z. - 7. T K Il.iV.Kur.l Bn.t Jnior.li Ambere; Louivitle, A"v. U- A. Robinson i o., u. F. Bullock ; Cincinnati, l. Harden c Wilson; Philadelphia, J'a. J. It. Camp- 11 & Co., Molton, Sibley &, oodruff. feblS Ijt. ruey at iaw, LC. BUCK, or? jL m r-oj 9 MAN, KY rRAKZS II ALL, CORNER CUMBERLAND AND C1NTON STS. rFFERS his professional serTieeo i " 1 I citizens of Hickman, and surrounding Ttntrv. Wit! visit patients at their bouses. ' ... ; i ,l.o All kind of ientai nor uuuc u roved plan, and with an tne moueru y- ces and improvements. w HICKMAN, K OFFICE OK CLINTON STREET (MILLET BLOCK,) FEES IUE when services rendered. OFFICE LANDRUM BLOCK, ICKMAN, : : KENTUCKY ) vFFERS his professional services to the J citiiens of Hickman, and vicinity. mar'-i-iy. t TTICE AT DRUG STOKE, from 2 to 0, p. PERSON'S on l AND ACTING AGENT, V T U C K Y . JL business y-n Ken-5an2-tf n a i f DALE! r Jz e r y, Meeting, aud Titles. s" I J i w 1 V JlVlLK STORV. 1 he Man Who Ti led to Bo i ron Himself Out of Debt. There are a great many difficult, and some impossible things; but no matter how difficult or impossible a thing may he, you will always find people in the world ready to undertake its ucconipli.-h ruent, whether it he the discovery of per petual motion or the equally romantic attempt to get out of debt by borrowiug. Of all the hard work in the world, to live by borrowing is perhaps the hardest, and of all the mean work in the world, that in about the meanest. Pride, inde pendence and self-i e-peet, one after the other, are sacrificed, until the man (.inks into contempt. Peter Oglethorpe was not a borrower by profession. lie had started in life with a small patrimony, aud worked along independently until his fiftieth year, when losses in trade deprived him of the means of pay in or certain ohliira- tions, and lie fouud himself suddenly in- volved in trouble. "31 r. Oglethorpe," said a man wlm ciue iuiv ins mate one morning abuuti""1" '-y " cn.imy fcH,ifi-ij a ui nme, x waniyou to settle that ac count"" tL t . . . "It is impossible to do so now, 31 r. cpieer- wholly impossible. You have heard of my trouble?" 31 r. Oglethorpe exhibited both distress aud agitation. "No; I have trouble enou-h of mv- own, without looking after that of other people," was rather gruffly auswered. He had heard of tho trouble, however, nud had called among the first to secure his debt if possible. "I have met heavy losses," said 31 r. Oglethorpe "losses that cover more thau I am worth. At a time when I ex pected to be easy and comfortable, I find myself suddenly thrown to the wall." "WHat do you purpose doing?" asked ?lr. tpicer, abruptly. "Doing justly," wa answered, with some dignity of manner. "No one doubts that," said the credi tor, softeuiug considerably. "Hut what are tho steps you propose taking?" "3Iy trouble is so recent,'' replied Ugletliorpe, "ttiat I remain undecided as to the best course of action. But (,f I one thing you may be certain there will ! be no preference of cn creditor over nother, all will be treated alike." Then you mean to stop payment?" I have lost the means of payment, ni I to t.y obligations ?" uttin? the wor-t Oglethorr e." ! liif;in . ... I i1"1 iUi- f.iu uuiereni i foorpe e cast his vni ms Lead insi- tiow being cast on ou suffer preseut di remember eive a stain. V -.tre men . i .ire men j -f with i ail to rai Jj'atter what cau-e Think of this 3Ir. jTorpeaT.twcigh well the conse- ces before you take the uoubttui I JVM u.iv I I v. - ...jv...w... ' have a family, and lor their sakes do not permit this disgrace to come upon you and them." 3Ir. Oglethorpe was partially stunned by this. He had not thought of disgrace only of misfortune. He sat for some time like one stupefied. "Dou't give up, sir! don't give up 1" 31 r. Spicer laid his hand on the arm of 3Ir. Oglethorpe and spoke cheerfully. "Never let it be said that you permitted an obligation to remain uncancelled. Put on a braTe, cheerful face and you will go -i i T . -1 . . r. til to-morrow for j t nrougn. l can wan unin to-morrow lor t my money. That will give you time to turn around. "'And whenever you want aid or counsel, remember that Jacob Spi cer is your friend." The creditor's counsel's prevails. 3Ir. Ogle.htope, instead of standing up bravely and meeting bis trouble face to face, began the hopeless task of borrow ing out of debt. He was involved be youi his means of payment about five thousand dollars. His business yielded him a little over twenty-five hundred dollars a year in net profits; and as his family expenses never exceeded fifteen hundred dollars, he was simply iu a con dition to pay up in full at the end of five years. To this, however, a fair arrange ment with all his creditors was necessary and all would have to make concessions in his favor. Strict attention to business was also requisite. Such an arrangement could have been made, and all would have come out right in the end. But un wise counsels prevailed. On the day following Mr. Spicer's vis it, that gentleman received his two huu dred dollars, which 3Ir. Oglethorpe bor rowed from a friend, under promise of repayment ou the day after. Another Jriend furnished the money to make the loan good, aud a third supplied the means of taking up a small note that fell due in the meantime. By the end of a week or two, 3Ir. Oglethorpe was fairly induct ed into mj'stcries and miseries of bor rowing. His line of accommodation in this direction had already reached the sum of two thousand dollars, a part of which had been received from a profes sional lender, who charged the moderate sum of half per cent, a day. To keep this large accumulatiou ahead of him was uo easy task, and our borrower iXjund but little time ou his hands for the nary duties required in business. ly thisi Vaeli. "jjnulation went on, un ll sum of his losses, ed by the addition S the poor sequence c&Slr. Ogle- VTiidvice had .iwrheartlessly. iall claim, he To had r w f Si J clear sighted man into a wtodz wy that led to certain worldly ruin. Maujtimes id cases of extremity, had 31r. Ogle- inurpe canca upon r-pieer, dui always the same cold refusal met his applica tions. The shrewed, unserupaluj man kuew that the end must come ; that sooner or later, Oglethorpe mat he drvvon under, and he was not coinr? to l'Ve even a trifling risk in sa leaky hi One day, it was over a year from the time Mr. Oglethorpe began his Bp-hill work, the embarrassed mau fooud hirn telf in more thau usual trouble. There were uotcs to pay and sums of borrowed money to return, making an Srejatc that exceeded two thousand I dollars. W ith feeliups scarcely more pleasant than the criminal') on his wayt to trial, 31 r. Oglethorpe entered his plaijb'of bu-biue,-s, and without even ejjtijnfi; over the inoruii! paper, eat do??atj!;3 desk and began ti figure up rh'cil-V pay meuts. A sigh that almCtt brayed it t-tdf in a grbau crave r1iif iif inidener. that the result had been- feafHift . t I "Twenty-three huudred !.r'4sa' J himself, aud his" heart eafiijh him. , "When'. l-rgo aiaonr. -; r. - i ? ' mo! this matter is growing worse aud wrse. The night gets darker and dark er. 3Iy feet are more entangled to day than they were six months ago. Instead of fiuding my way out of this labyrinth of embarrassmeu', I am getting more and more involved, and I fear even the clew is lost. A.'l time is spent in money rais-iug, to the neglect of business and its consequent decline. Heaven help me! I fear the case 13 hopeless." The unhappy mat. sat in this gloomy Ftate for some time, then roused hiniseli aud started forth on his round of solici tation. He had twenty three hundred dollars to raise, and must be active if he expected to get through. It is not our purpose to follow him step by step. Al most any reader can imagine the trials, disappointments and humiliations at teudaut on the ork lie had taken to hand. At two o'clock, 3Ir. Oglethorpe found himself still short about five hun dred dollars. Where was the amount to I come from ? He had exhausted every i resource withiu reach, and in orJer to collect his thoughts had returned to his place of business. Weary, wretched and j sick in t'ouy ami imuii, was the poor, j harassed, almost broken down borrower, j Thought turned everywhere, but could j discover no new rosourse. erhaps something mi-ht be obtain-i cd trout picer, was at last suggested. But the suggestion was thrown asme as i 1 1 I Tl II H linpl Vil r nthul ti -v ,tr.tn xr-n l: v.w,. K 'yu. "iseurea iwr acrot.tance, ana a voud oi io auu ngaui j l ijii,,-.-.,,l i r"'V . ,' , . win never ao to give up : A tcel- M"P aesperation caused .Mr. I gle- i thorpe to turt to his feet as he said this. 01 one. I will hi m a leer 1 V ta the.t uiae sceu or , all of . r , t ...i.i i iiihrr-'ABii ho ne went to tne nous- 3Ir. Spicer. i Who wants to see me ? lie ucani , this interrogation made in no aiuiauie i i I tl,ne aa ,ne servaut who auswered the ;...! iront ti-ilr tn aiimmiire tha visitor. To the servant's reply came this further question: "Did you say I was in?" "Yes, sir?" " Confound hiui ! What does he come bothering me here for? Show him iu !" It was too late for retreat. Feeling like a culprit, poor Ogjethrope, with a forlorn aspect, entered the room where Spicer awaited him. "Well, sir! what's wanted ? ' roughly interrogated the bear in his den. "I I I am short to d-d day a few hundred dollars," stammered out Olethrope. "Well, what's that to me?" returned Spicer, with a roughness akin to hisiature. "Nothing only but, you see, its hard on to three o'clock aud aud." Oglethrope choked and could say no more. "Well," growled Spicer, "let three o'clock come, and the quicker it comes the better lor you and all miserable fools like you. "Sir !" This outrage penetrated be yond the borrower and reached mau. Oglethrope's cringing manner gave way to au erect attitude, and his face of de pressed solicitation changed its look to ouo of indiguaut feeliug. "Sir, this is meau as well as cruel," he said, with a stern ues of tone that added anger to the other's ill-nature, and made him still more reckless of speech. "The truth may always be spoken, and if it hurts, it is because it tells home," retorted Spicer, with increasing asperity of manuer. "Y'ou are a miserable fool, 8ud have been playing the fool for over a year, as all other men do who start upon that worst of all fool's errands borrowing themselves out of debt, a man may work himself out of debt, but he might as well try to empty the oceau with an oys ter shell as to borrow himself out of debt. There, sir, you have my scutimeots, uud I hope they will do you good." Without a word of reply, Mr. Ogle thorrte turned away aud left the house. The truth which came from the lips of Spicer was a fcharp sword that cut away down into the heart of conviction. "Yes, I am a fool!" he muttered be tween his teeth as he strode off. "I was a tool to take a knave's advice in the beginning, and a greater fool uot to have j: !i .. !! ' fl, j i'A. Wi discovered my owu folly.' Three odock may come down. The vain struggle is over. The long dreaded day is here. I am a ruined man!" Just two thousand dollars worse off was Jlr. Oglethorpe than when he com menced the task ol trying to borrow him self out of debt. Neglect of business aud excessive iuterest were the causes that produced this result. But his cred itors were not hard upon hiui. They knew the man to be honest at heart and pitied his misfortune. Full time to icork himself out of trouble was granted; aud he did work, himself out of trouble, though it cost him years of active devo tion to business. A weix-KNOwy physician used to say that roast beef, serenity of mind," cold water batbs, Braiier's Liver medicine, an Texas I Tonic Syrup were the best things out. W. 15 yrj tJmmrf. R. W '. A. U'leora) ecu it. l'i-opect of the Cirowlli ol the lulled States. The United States have on area of 3,578,332 sriuare miles, or 2,170.170 acres ; nearly an acre for every dollar of the national debt. The population iu 1800 was 31,4-11,221. It was then com puted by tho Census Bureau that the annual increase of population is three per cent, aud that the United States would probably coutaiu iu 1870 2,3'2S,132 1-S?0 ;".0.4j0.241 190 77,L'0i,9s0 lyuo lou.Uou.fco.; The lat number is greater than the preseut population ol' Great Britain. France, Spain and Prussia, together, and far greater thau any number of civilized people ever yet united in one nation. Yet with this population the Uuitcd Sta'es would have twenty eight inhabitants to the square mile less than oue third the present density of the population of New York State, which is neatly ninety-four to the square mile. There is perhaps no doubt in any oues mind that the whole territory of the Uni ted States is, ou the average, naturally capable of tupportiug a population as that State now""Tias "ttc hnnrfrcd "nnJ seventy three inhabitants to every square mile, and the United States, when equally well peopled, will contain bli),OUO,000 of inhabitants. It seems a very long time to look forward to the end of this cen tury, but the country now has nearly fourteen times the number of people for whom the Federal Constitution was first framed j aud the child boru this year, if itattaiu the age of three score and teu, will, in all probability, be a citizeu of a nation of ;S22.5U'i.uU) people; a nation greater than the Christendom of to-day ; a nation of which the greatest empire of modern times, iu wealth, in military strcugth, and in the volume of intelli gent minds, and number of skilled bauds at work withiu it, would form but a province. Tamiions. bilk haii'lkerclmfs for the!r-i descent continues. At h.cho, the nock that were fashiouuMe ages ugo have I other evening, three freight trains stood ajrsiin made their appearance. Twenty-five j Upon the main track, wheu word carae .H'w iortrs. viie uuuiir is me regular I V - . - I. . . , 1 '. 1 : " .1 i price for a bottle of lexas Tonic Jyrup,'' kuiI it will cure the ('hills and Fever. W. 11. Walker, and C. A. Holcomlie have it for sale- at their drug stores. Try :i bottle. A Caution. j The New Orleans Delta tells a good wi10 r:ln)(i to tl,at citv a iew d with st bill on a hi-hfv resnentabfe firm tl.r. n h-p t .a t.; w:a duly prc l i ieniber of the farm, a fashionable, .-h . . dressed gentleman who had cultivat ultiva y ith hV, verv ,a;Mtv mustache, wrote w r)Pn bis endorsement on the bill llis name full thus. Tom i N"uutr ,i.e bill. an-raVmi? overrt-tCT'.,tii' ' I tLe countryman, asked him quietW: "Whv. mv friend, do v-ou offer tne rrratuitous insult of reiuiriiig me t - count my own p-aperr " I don't mean any harm. Strang but I have jut got an idea into tn sk6 that wheu you see a merchant with that bar ou his upper lip, and who writes his middle name out in full, and endorses hills with a gold pen, you may put them down as purty certain to bust up in a week. The average of human life is thirty-three year. ' It is supposed ' pay s the accurate calculator, "one half die before the age of seventeen years." This would not be bo if every family krpt constantly on hand ft sup ply of "Texas Tonic Syrup," to cure Kever an I A cue, and Dr. Wm.Braxier s Liver Cor dial to regulate the Liver, Stomach atid Dowels. Don't allow your family to be without tliem. W. K. Walker, aud C. A. Ilolcombe, and. druggists generally, keep them for sale. General Lee. Referring to the report that Governor elect Walker, of Yirgiuia, had invited Gen. Lee to hold a conference on politi cal matters, the Lyuchburg Virginian says: "We can assure our contemporary that there is uo dauger that Gen. Lee will do a foolish act. lie is uo politician, and has no idea, we believe, of embarking on such a stormy aud uncertaiu sea. That he is sincerely devoted to the interests of Virginia, no man can doubt. That he desires reconstruction and would ad vise his people" to put themselves into practical relatious with the Federal, er as it is now called, the National Govern ment, we have every reason to believe. But he will not enter into any conclave of politicians. The people would not desire it, even if Gen. Lee was willing to compromise his preseut position to grat ify that w'su. It is proper to aau, in this connection, that there is no reason to believe that such a meeting as that re ferred to was ever suggested- - perhaps not thought of hv Gov. Walker. If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it Rvray from hirn. An in vestment in knowledge always pay the best interest. But know this, tht the Louisiaua Creole Hair Restorer is the best, neatest and most delightful ever prepared. W. R. Walker, an i Chas. A. Holcombe, druggists Type l.ntv. The law of advertising had a proper elucidation,' a few days ago, in New York. The publisher of a daily paper eued the Standard Life Insurauce Company, in the Supreme Court, before Judge Fithian for a bill of ?773 on account of adver tising. The : company resisted payment on the ground that they had authorized but one insertion. There was no proof, however, of this. There was no order to that effect unon the bill ; aud the com psuy did not attempt to deny that they saw the advertisement continuing in the L paper and failed to countermand it. An advertisement received in a publication office, without the number of msertion marked upon it, or the cost of the T sertions paid for at the time, the publyA er can know nothing ot the 'wish otcr advertiser respecting the number of in sertions desired, and can do nothmsr till advised by hint whos.e buiaff ?At"--"v i T 1 m. 11 r J 2 5w. .s'Jvh v The "Ilegulutorw" Kill a lot Man and hi Sister. From tho Danville (Ky.) Gaiette A gentleman who resides ' in the mediate vicinity has given us the . par ticulars of a terrible affair that occurred in Casey Couuty ou Tuesday of las week, about seven miles from 3Iiddle burg, near 3Iouut Olive 3Ieeting House on the Somerset road. It appears that the barn of William Elliot had been burned, aDd the sons of William Doue las were suspected. A writ had been issued sgaiuat two of them, and had been served by a constable and a posse of three men. They were guarding the prisoners at ttie house ol illiam Douglass on the night mentioned above, when a party of regulators, supposed to number thirty or forty men, well-armed, made their op pearance, and alter ordering the peace othcers away made an attack upon the house. In tho melee one of the sons of William Douglas was shot through the heart aud instantly killed, and 31isa Douglassa daughter was also' t wnne sianamg in the doorway with a number of balls, and died the next moru iug. It is not positively kuowu that she was kjilctl by the regulators, oue report her brother before lie was killed. One & . L 1. , . me regulators numea m. coney was severely wounded by one of the Doug lass family, and borne off by his com pan ions. After 3Iiss Douglass was shot the regulators left. These are the facts as related to us by a responsible gentle man, and we have no reason to doubt their accuracy. a-'ant Traveling'. The I acific railroad correspondent of the New York Tribune, contains the fol lowing: At Wnssateh, on the crest, we sup sumptuously on trout; then we drop down into the basin by a thirty feet grade, whooping through tunnels, and screeching through cuts. For thirty miles ' n J li 1 ug over the telegraph wires from the superintendent, "A locomotive and tender, without steam up, and wij'HNv bouy on board, have broken j freight train and started down the gi Ah! then and there was hurry and fro! In a few minutes came; message : "She has Bock station, got off upon rhej-tw"T 3 rlowinst Wu t,o auie is i.iuv table faini'y recoids 119 years old, she ha Hanover county, a. the slave of TLos. Hooper, the L at his death the property ot his ter, who married liu Thurman latter lived many years iu Cumberla" county. Kentucky, aud died there 1812, Mr. Johu Irvine purchased Lucy, her thirteenth aud last child being then two years old. She converses about incidents which came under observation duriug the Rev olutionary war with as much Tamiliarity I as we do about the late war, and remem bers the battle of YTorktown with special distinctness. While it was progressing ghe was plowing in a Celd within hearing of the guns, and remembers seeing bod ies of troops passing aud repassing for many days. Some of them, she pays, entered the field and took away the horse she was working to her plow. Sue is at preseut able to walk about, and looks fleshy and healthy, though her hair is very white. Until about a year o she could thread a needle and sew without spectacles, but her eye-sight has I II IMl since oeeu lainng. iier cniiureu are scattered, and she docs not know how many are living. 3Ir. Irvine, who pur chased her in 1812, is satisfied that ehe is 119 yesrs old. The Flood In Texas. About nine miles below us on the riv er, in the neighborhood of Mr. Coalson, a widow lady, name not remembered, with six small children, driven from her house, which was swept by the high water, took refuge in a tree with her little ones. Ae the flood brought along fence rails and driftwood, she caught them and con structed a kind of raft around the tree, so that wheu one of her childreu slept and fell it was caught by the platform be low. Here the heroic mother, with all her precious treasures, remained for twenty-four hours, until 3Ir.Coalson con structed a boat and took them all safely ashore. Ballon (Ttxas) Journal. The Sun Doks not Set ix Alaska. At Sitka, 3Ir. Seward will see the sun stand still, as it did in the days of Josh ua. South Alaska- is in the latitude of nivtv -vc-rv uearlv the same as that of Southernmost Greenland. In that lali tnda the sun docs not set at all in .sum mer. It remains about twenty -five de c-rees above the horison at the hour call midnight. The only mode of know ing there that it is midnight, is to wafei the sun when it begins to ascend, ij t'O to roost at 7 P. M., and repose jj the sun is well "up. In winf, of course, the reverse, -85- latitudes the sun is uo It Jcpd to be the b-- - T"sw JS spoken ot among; CT a wli! ndilalci iru-1 Y r a si'Y Grime wey ly DUmity. r morality. finer strau: quence, than the same comp mat were ever c any idiom. The Scriptures coDsi chan of compositions, w semblance, in form of stwe can be produced from the dian, Persiau, or even Arab The antiquity of these com man doubts : and the qoe cation of them to events lo to their publication, is a so belief that they were genuine and, consequently, inspired ConsTEnrEiT Ten Dollar Not. The new counterfeit ten dollai biliry. which have Created 60 great an oxcite- tt f r"?iriTri in in n-thr0.ii' States treasurers, it is said are tho fin" executed counterfeits ever thrown. tbft rom Til n nit f ' r?0,anrir.fini counterfeit from Washington hrst gtanco they seem to V imitation of the 10 ifenl-jS printing seems to h.f he the original plate, buJerl diifereuce which are thus y orir-inal the (shading nro?' the medallion appears li ky - r- r f and runs close up to the counterfeit note this et up," and becomes cea the figures, forrnL circular haze moon before, the genuin for detec that in Ihrht in tha gust 01 earthqua ador. to 1 tember or earth in that of the Andes 1 will be perfcctlyVltze This prediction has, U wide spread terror amo and many families are d seek places ot greater astronomer cannot ascert fy whether the grand rupt in September or Octy"' be on or about the 21cSjhe He affirms that he haJi-prei. quakes before with perfect acc K.azy Farmer. Laziness brevents a man from V ow twOy- t. art i v ft i off his horse to put un. the. first ,r?U jtl7s gets knocked off the fence, and Mroug1- this lazy neglect a whole field of cor; seriously damaged. Laziness lt?S' man from driving one nail would do, and finally costs a ' bill for extensive repairs. If lows a gate to get off t" hiv' in the umd,"or stand j pjV or a stable or barn to feak hundreds of dollars worth c. Laziness, in short, is the per name for nine tenths ij given tor oau-iarmmg. j TFliat tlie Farmf' The farmer- mnt know w' have 6ome ju he is to i culate it his soil- top. wh. ej 0 f 4 .