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Georpe "Warren. On the eercaVef Jaekaon as 4 Kentucky at HATES OF ADVERTISING." One sqoare. ten lines or less, one insertion J Saaare 2 months, H 00 M 7 00 10 00 15 00 : 6 00 " 9 00 12 00 18 00 25 60 9 oo 13 00 - . t - i 18 00 25 00 5 OO 15 00 20 00 Peurta column 1 month 2 " 8 - 6 - ii 4 . - Self colaaa I manths -6 " . - 12 - Oae column Kjonihs - ' ' 25 00 86 00 50 00 40 00 55 00 75 00 60 00 90 00 140 00 Announcing , candidates er Btata Officers Fc County -'" " ... . AKasVI JMPt $10 00 8 00 6 00 - ycr uniip v"- - v.- ... tnTvi fffnd Deauw. . rvv;.ii-t .ndtribl - Advertisements an Local Column $1 flK .r lees and 20 cent, for each iack aad Tennee.ee especiallj desired PROFESSIONAL SOST. T. JOB'fSTO!, JS- WALT r. rxBA. JOHNSTON & DUNBAR, Attorneys at Law, Ileal Estate Agents, ' (ssccxssoas to asnaasoii & johsto ) MAYFIELD KENTUCK x Vif XtL PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS V of Oraye. eountv. Ky. and tbe "ireuit Court of McCrscken, Bs."rd, Hick-sTr-it... Mersb.U gtollg&. iTrUuU d Ver.-Vl attention gU t. The eolation ofcUin,., and other bustne.s entrusted te our cere. . feil . i.. axuBta. H. X. TTLIl XtjiOTLS Sc TYLER, ATTDRNhTo A I LATf Collectors, Real Estate Agents niCKMAN, KY. f. m i all business 6 I m. n . i a s 6 12 C isle of r.eel t-steie. I i B. R. AVAklvi JT;tCVK5!AN, : : KENTUCKY 4odnrroVs?Trne.e.Ve;PteJ MaL!mi;XtVnt.d d remittance. tin. rv- J- 8- Hubberd, ni Josepk Kieknen, o 4. Robinson & WirCelrtUonmbleWoodrna. bellAC.Uon . , JLtterney at law, GENERAL COLLECTING AGENT, - HI C K U A N , KEKTTJCKT. teeky and West Tennessee. jan&-ti Lauderdale 1 Pr.the , 'jLtteaew'Ccttselcrs At Law XrrnX" promptly to the w"tion W 6f Claims, to the inTestigauon of Land Till!., purchase' end sale of Real "J the prosecution and defence of w in g" ihwestern Kentncky, 'orth7??tcrnTr "MMt snd the adjacent part of Maori. fr- Office in Millet's Block. fjang tf "OSCAR "TURNER. HAS XCSrMXD THB ' R TH COWTTM OT FVLTOK niCKUAS. A GRAVES ASP will attend promptly to all .trusted to bis care in ..id connt.es. nd also ia the other eounttea in this Ja- ldlr. either PADVCAH office or BLAKUVILLE, Ky. ausal pr.W.T. Corbet, . HICKMAN, KJ., .Qfct at W..X." Walker't Drvg Stdre DR. J. W. GOURLEY, niCKMAN. V ! r KENTUCKY -TFr'RS his professional e'erTices to the V cititens of Hickman, and Tieimty. rniey-ly. . - " Professional, -pvRS CATLETT & BLANTON, hare con lladei1 form a 'partnership, for an Indefinite time. Our friends, and the sick icenerall, who desire our medical atlen tteaywill find us always rady to wait upon tfeeta Ia the absenee of one, the profes flaaat aerrice. of the other ean be had: -.r augS 7tf ;" ;XTm. B. Plummer, -: ": ,.eextt;czt street, , :. 'MPS eeaatantly on hand for bir as rOIlSES,-BtGGiES and HACKS. ; "Thanltfttl fof patronage heretofore extend 4ais, ha aolicUs a contiauance of same. ., VTooY Carding- - - John Shepherd, at his old Hand near Jordaa Bi on, ia .till prepared to do wool oardiag ia e beet manner and on tha most frmtMa iSs. May-2-1 XT VOL. V. N, P. HARNESS I CO., i WHOLESALE AND RETAIL STOVES, Tinware and Castings, AlSO, Tenn. and Mo. Iron, Steel and CASTINGS, Axles, Hulba, Fellows, Spokes, etc, etc, and all kinds of Wo o dwo r lc t -- - - &UO, Grates, Tin, Copper and . SHEET-IRON WARE. . Job Work done to order, such as Guttering, Roofing, et. all kinds of MILL WORK,' BRAZING, COPPER PIPES 2C0BS, SASH, ELIX7ES A2TD GLASS. Etc., Etc. CLINTON STREET, next door te MeCntehea k Co's, Store,) Hickman, Hy. J. H. DAVIS xTealzs 1M Groceries, . BOOKS AND STATIONERY, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, etc , CLINTON STREET, HICKMAN, KY. a Particular attention paid to Filling Orders. . jan8 tf FRAXCIS JIIIEIt, Manufacturer and Dealer in Havana and Domestic Cigars, TOBACCO, SNCFF, FIPES, ETC. also, . Toys, Notions, Etc., Clinton Street, HICKMAN. - - - KY. Southern Express Company TinnWiRT) MONET and Freizbt to al X; points in the United States and the territories; also to an points m E-urupu. OVERTON, STEELE & CO., oct 12 Agents. Bondurant & Drewry, Wholesale Grocer, Forwarding AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS AGENTS FOR Ohio River Salt Company. A LARGE supply of SJLT, LIME, and CEMENT, and heary GROCERIES, Sn?r. Coffee and Molasses, etc., constantly on band. Money Saved is Money Made! IN ORDER to make room for a large SPRING AND SUMMER STOCK, we will sell for the next two weeks our entire stock of DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS, GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, 4C, aC grertly reduced prices. Call andbecon Tinced before purchasing elsewhere. J. II. TLAUT &. ERO. fel2G HICKMAN MARBLE WORES ' HICKMAN, KY. mm CXALXa IX Italian and American Marble. MONUMENTS, TOMB AND GRAVE STONES. HAVING receired a fine lot of American and Italian Jarble, I am prepared to hit all orders. Call and examine our work Orders from the. eroatry pro opt ly illed. HICKMAN, FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY t SATURDAY, CHAS. A. HOLCOMBE'S COLUMN. DR. JOHN BULL'S Groat Remedies. SB. JOHN BULL, llasdactursr' and Vender cf the CELEBRATED ' SMITH TOXIC SHUT 'toe tbb ccsk or AGUE AND FEVER oa CII ILLS AND FEVER, The proprietor of this celebrated medi cine justly claims for it a superiority over all remedies ever offered to the public for the safe, certain, speedy, and permanent cure of Ague and Fever, or Chills and Fever, whether of short or long standing. He re fers to the entire Western and Southwest ern country Jo bear him testimony to the LruUx iff tk Mt J.ht i case what ever will it fail to cure, if the directions are strictly followed and carried out. In a great many . cases a single dose has been sufficient for a cure, and whole families have been cured by a single bottle, with a perfect restoration ot the general health. It is, however, prudent, and in every case more certain to cure, if its use is continued in smaller doses for a week or two after the disease has beenohecked, mora especially in difficult and long standing cases. Usually, this medicine will not require any aid to keep the bowels in good order; should the patient, however, require a cathartic medi cine, after haviug taken three or four doses of the Tonic, a single dose of BULL'S VEG ETBALE FAMILY PILLS will be sufficient. DR. JOHN BULL'S Principal Office: No. 40 Filth, Cross street, Louisville, Ky. BS. All of the above remedies for ' by C. A. 1I0LC0MBE, Druggist, feb8-ly Hickman. Ky'. '1 JOHN BULL'S WORM DESTROYER To my United St tf a nd World- ITi?e JieJers. ' 9 T1IAVE received many testimonials from professional and inedica? men, as my al manacs and various publications have shown, all of which are genuine. The fol lowing from a highly educated and popular physician in Georgia, is certainly one of the most sensible communications I have ever received. Dr. Clement knows exactly what he speaks of. and his testimony Iperve To he written in letters of eolU. Hear what the Doctor says of Bulti If r Dettroycr: ViiiAjrow, IVaikik Cocwtt, Ga., June 29, 1300. Dr. John Bull Dear Sir; I have recently given your Worm Detro;er several trials, and find it wonderfully efficacious. It has not failed ia a single instance to have the wished for effect. I am doing a pretty large country practice, and have dally use for some artirle of the kin J. I am free to confess that I know cf no remedy reco mended by the ablest authors that is so c, tain and speedy in its effects. On the on- trarv they are uncertain in the extrense. My object in writing you is to fi ml out jipnn what terms I can get the medicine directly from you. If I can get it on easy teiinsl shall use a great deal of it. I am awareithat the use of such articles is contrary totbe teachings and practice of a great majority of the regular lineof M. D.'s, but I seeio just cause or good sense in discarding a rem edy which we know to be efficient, simply because we may be ignorant of its combina tion. For my part, I shall mako it a rule to use all and any means to alleviate suffer ing humanity which I may be able to com mand not hesitating hee ause some one more ingenious than myself have learned its ef fects first and secured the sole right to se cure that knowledge. However, I am by no means an advocate or supporter of the thous ands of worthless nostrums that flood the country, that purport to cure all manner of diseases to which human flesh is heir. Please reply soon and inform me of your best terms. I am, sir, most respectfully. JULIUS P. CLEMENT, M. I. BULL'S SmiPMILU A GOOD REASON FOR THE CAPTAIN'S FAITH. Read the Captain's LtUtr and the Letter From Hi Mother. BrsTOx Bakeacks, Mo., April 30, '66. Dr. Johji Bcll Dear Sir : Knowing the efficiency of your Sarsaparilla, and the heal ing and beneficial qualities it possesses, I send you the following statement of my case: I was wounded about two years ago was taken prisoner and confined for sixteen months. Being moved so often, my wounds have not healed yet. I have not sat up a moment since I was wounded. I am shot through the hips. My general health is impaired, and I need something to assist nature. I have more faith in your Sarsa parilla than in any thing else. I wish that that is genuine. Please express me half a dozen bottles, and oblige Capt. C. P.JOHNSON, St. Louis, Mo. P. S. The following was written June 30, 1S05, by Mrs. Jennie Johnson, mother of Capt. Johnson : Da. Bcll Dear Sir: My husband, Dr. C S. Johnson, was a skillful surgeon and phy sician in Central New York, where he died, leaving the above C. P. Johnson to my care. At thirteen years of age he had a chronic diarrhea and scrofula, for which I gave him your Sarsaparilla. It cured htm. I have for ten years recommended it to many in New York, Ohio, and Iowa, for scrofula, fever sores, and general debility. Perfect success has attended it. The cures effected in some cases of scrofula and fever sores were almost miraculous. I am very anxious for my son to again have recourse to your Sarsaparilla. lie is fearful of getting a spurious article, hence his writing to you tor it. iiis wounds were terrible, but I be lieve he will recoyer. . - Respectfully, JENNIE JOHNSON. BULL'S CEDRON BITTERS. AUTHENTIC DOCUMENTS. Arkansas Heard From. TESTIMONY OF MEDICAL MEN. Stowby Poist. White ce -4rk., May 23, fi.i Da. John Bull Dear Sir: Last February I was in Louisville purchasing drugs, and 1 got some of your Sarsaparilla and Cedron Bitters. My son-in-law, -who was with me-in the store, has been down with rheumatism for some time, commenced on . the Bitters, and soon found his general health improved. Dr. Gist, who has been in bad Health, tried them, and he also improved. Dr. Coffee, who has been in bad neaitn for several years stomach and liver affected he improved very much by the use of your Bitters. Indeed the Cedron Bitters has given you great popularity in this settle ment. I think I could sell a great quantity of yonr medicines this fall especially of your Cedron Bitters and Sarsaparilla. Ship me via Memphis, care of Rickett ana Neelj THE HICKMAN COURIER, SATURDAY, yf We are indebted to the eauor oi me New York IFbrW for th almanac issued from the World establishment for 1871. It is a very valuable work, and is print ed in a remarkably - Wl. manner. The statistical, political and general informa tion is arranged in gooi, style, and evi dently prepared with great care and iu- 4astry. by poatponio-; the bill till March 15th, by a vote of 46 to 25, has killed the pro position to allow colored testimony in the State Courts. Grant, Pendleton, Woodford, Camp bell, Kenton, Franklin and Fayette Counties have all sent petitions to Con gress asking the jiassajre jfbe .CiasD hati Southern Railroad bill. Covington, Newport and Lexington have sent dele gates. Hon. tt. .4. C. Holt. The Senate of Kentucky on the 16th Elected Colonel G. "A. C. Holc.from Calloway, Speaker, Colonel ITolt ia a young man, perhaps the youngest who ever occupied this chair. He is, though, a man of decided ability, and will do honor to himself aad to the position. - The Morgan county Democracy in structs for Hon. ECFhister, of Mason, for Governor, D Howard Smith, for Au ditor; John W. Kendall, for Attorney General; Jas. W. Tate, for Treasurer; Z. F. Smith, for Superintendent of Public Instruction. An acreonaut is the authority "that a woman's voice is audible at a Light of two miles! and that of a man only a mile. In coujugal duets, perhaps, it might be claimed that her "upper regia ter'Msjusta little eupetior, while the male's, course, is ever solo. The Tennessee Legislature has made a law changing the qualifications of ju rors. It provides that no juror frhsll be incompetent by reaon of having formed an opinion from any published statemeut of the offense which the party arraigned is charged, uuless the writer of tha arti cle professes to have been a witness of the fact, whkJL must affirmatively appear. - J r fiM ortt fthoHsand men were aa-riucci by France in her attempt to take and oc cupy Ilayti. This is the minor portion of the Island of San Domingo. Gen. Grant now proposes to annex the larger portion of the same island, and, the ques tion is, how many men will we have to sacrifice in keeping the turbuleut and ig norant people there in subjection. -t4fcg nv,iTnnv J. tendxn. Messrs. J. 13. Lippincott & Co., of Philadelphia, propose to publish the "Life of Hon. John J. Critteuden" with selections from his correspondence and speeches, edited by his daughter, Mrs. Chapman Coleman, provided enough advance subscriptions can be obtained to warrant the undertaking. Those who desire to see the publication can encour age it by subscribing themselves and by inducing others to do likewise. The work is to be in two handsome, large Svo. volumes, toned paper, and bound in fine cloth. Price $5 per volume. The Cincinnati Enquirer recently pub lished some reminiscences of President Grant before he had become great and famous. According, to the Enquirer, Ulysses, rather seedily dressed, made his appearance in Cincinnati shortly after the breaking out of the war, announced to an old army comiade that he had seen enough fighting and wanted to make some money, and applied for a position as horse inspector.. The Enquirer con tribution to the history of our worthy Chief Magistrate is good as far as it goes, but it do s not tell the .whole story. Failing in his effort to obtain congenial aud lucrative employment in the horse line, His Excelleney applied for the position of post sutler at Camp Dennison, and again failed for want of influence. Had his ambition been gratified in this particular, he might have been selling whisky at this present writing, instead of running the national policy shop at Washington. . Mixed Schools. The Radicals are tryiris to force negro equality upon the people of the District of Columbia, tbroogh the passage by Congress of a bill regulatinj; theorgani zation and conduct of the public schools in the district, providing for mixed schools where white and negro children could be educated together. This "bill was before the Senate on the 8th, when Revels, the negro senator from Mississip pi, opposed the bill, "because he was sat fied that the passage by Congress of each a law would increase the prejudice of the white man for the black, which, he was sorry to say, seemed to be on the increase. He also said: "Mixed schools, churches, etc., will not tend to do away with the prejudice, and he concluded by saying, he would abandon the Republican party, if they were to attempt to enforce or en act laws which he believed would be a dsmage to the colored people." - Revels has shown himself to be sensible ia this respect at least. -U. & A. The General Assembly of the State is expected to adjourn about tha 15th of March. IMT- AM - - The ItiiUlux Bill. The Kentucky Senate passed the Ku- FEB. 25, 187TJux Ml, substantially as it came from the Committee, with the section placing a luna of tl'S.OOO in the Governor's bauds, stricken out. Although that 6ectoo was highly important to the oper ation of the bill, yet we presume it may be said that the Senate has done an ar duqtas work, and for what they have done, let . them have the credit. Ouly four members were found voting against tfo bill to suppress lawlessness and Tond crime in the State, and to restore peace aod order to society, to. wit ; Messrs. Al lison, Payne, Talbott and Vories. The bill now goes to the House, ; . . )3Iutllated Currency. The postmaster at HilUboro, North Carolina, ws9 recently cast in a suit be for the United States Court by a citi I zen ! nhii bad resented a 82 bill. United I m&J . io payment for stamps. The postmaster refused to take the bill, and the citizen sued him for two dollars damages. The court g.ve judgment against the post master for the damages claimed and the costs, miounting to about ?00. It was proved that the Post 'Office Deparmect had fetued orders that postmasters, should receive mutilated currency for postagewhen offered. The court, be sides bld that all departments of the goveronent, and the fact of a bill being more orless torn or mutilated, was no justsficaion for its being refused by any official cf any department of the govern nient. Exchange. Clayton Impeachment The 1 Article In Full- The llemphis Appeal special from Little Rick gives the particulars of the impeachuent 6f Governor Clayton, as follows : Goverior Clayton was to day impeach ed of hifh crimes and misdemeanors by the Home of Representatives, by a vote of 42 to 36. The following is the sub stance of the articles of impeachment : First. That he has conspired with members cf the Supreme Court to mi liciously and unlawfully deprive Lieu tenant Givernor Johnson of Lis office, to which he was duly elected. Second That he lias unlawfully re moved N II. Lock, County and Probate Judge of Clarke county. Third. That he directed, encouraged aud aided in the frauds in the election oi a Senator and three Representatives to the Geteral Assembly from the Thir teenth distinct. Fourth. That he has accepted a pecu niary consideration for issutug the bonds oil tne stare to ana in iavor or me .uem- pliis and Little Rock aud LUtie Rock atll Fort Smith Railroads. tFifth. That as Governor he Issued b'oiiJs OU'obiijratTona 1o the Mississippi, achitaand Red River Railroad Lorn . .1 . - pauy, wnen sata company was noionous- If not entitled to the same. Sixth. He has been guilty of other misconduct and malfeasance in office, and other crimes and misdemeanors; therefore it is moved, 1st, that said Pow ell Clavton, Governor of the State of Arkansas, be aud he is hereoy suspend ed from exercising the functions of Gov ernor of the State of Arkansas, in con formity to and with tho constitution thereof. Second. That D. J. Smith, T. M. Thompson. B. B. Battle, Amazon E.Ful too, W. B. Paget, R. A. Howard, mem bers of the House, be hereby appointed managers on the part of the House, to prepare articles of impeachment against said P. Clayton as Governor, with full power to examine witnesses and other wise conduct the trial of impeachment in the name and in behalf of all the peo ple of the State of Arkansas. Third. Thatsaid managers be instruct ed to go immediately to the Senate, and at the bar thereof, in the name of the House of Representatives and of all the people of the State of Arkansas, to an nounce the impeachment of P. Clayton, Governor, for misconduct and maladmiu Utratioo of his office as such Governor, and acquaint the Senate that the House of Representatives will in due time ex hihit the particular articles of itupeaeh ment against him, and make good the same; and that tho managers demand that the Senate take an order for the ap pearaoce of the said Clayton to answer to said impeachment. It is thought by Clayton's friends that he will resist Johnson's assumption ot the executive powers. During the proceedings pending the final vote, jireat excitement prevailed. aU the members speaking in explanation ot their votes. The lobbies and galleries were densely erowded. lVani'to Gobble the Canada. A resolution has been offered in Con gress reciting as the judgment of the Senate in the present disturbed relation of the Governments of the United States and Great Britain, that the recent ap pointmeot of a committee for discussiufi the subjects of difference between them is a highly auspicious event; that the British North American possessions are in their very nature an obstacle to the permanent harmony of the two Govern ments, and recommending the commis sion to provide for the cession of thoe possessions and throwing open to free navigation tho waters of that region The resolution went over. Higher Latvlam. The North Carolina Legislature have impeached Got. HoldeD, and his trial ia dqw prrgressiog. The Gov. in reply to the articles of impeachment, virtually confesses himself guilty as charged. "He admits that he disregarded the injunction of the supreme Court, and has the cool ness to protest that there is higher law than any written that will justify him, he being jndge. nis replication amounts to a confession that he overrode laws and Constitution, and all doubts, as to his guilt, if any existed, are removed." It was this infamou9 doctrine of a higher law tbun our constitution, "the supreme law of the land" that debased the minds of a portion of the people of our country, plunsed us into a bloody desolating war, aod loaded us with a debt that will grind tha faces of our children for ten generation. Oh r (GOItJKIER. FEBRUARY 25, 1871. The Tale of a Dry-Good Clerk. The" Secrets of Shopping How Women are Iliimbugred lleuinauts and Old Stock. Herald Interview. Reporter How long have you been at the dry goods business? Clerk About twenty years. During that time I have held situations in most of the large houses in New York.' I went into business, in a small way, once for myself, but failed, and I was obliged to go behind the counter again to sup port my family. Reporter Is it difficult to get a situ ation in one of these houses? Clerk Well, that depends. In some of them you can go straight to the mana ger, and, taking off your hat, make ap plication. In others, however, one has to co to Mr. Somebody; then, hat in hand and bending low until your body forms the proper curve of deep humility, you beg that he would introduce you to Mr Somebodyelse, and this last one may or may not think it worth bis while to wen l'jri!vs'05yr'" bare ta 'ttte joar chauce. Reporter But once you get in of course you are all right? Clerk Xot exactly. First, you are fiiven the . RULES OF TUB ESTABLISHMENT to read, which consist mostly of the of fences for which you are liable to be fiued. Then you receive a book to enter the amount of every sale made during the day; and you must look pretty sharp that no one else sells any more than you do. Reporter Why, this must keep up a constant warfare among the men ? Clerk It does, and it ia the cause ol numerous complaints of inattention aud rudeness to customers. Reporter How so? Clerk Well, you see, a man is called forward, that is desired, by THE SHOP WALKER to come and wait upon a lady. She may not be quick enough at buying to suit him, so he tries to get rid of her as quick ly as possible, that he may get auother likely to purchase. Reporter The shopwalkers then have control over the men ? Clerk They have; and most brutally they use it sometimes, bbouting at you as if you were a dog, and if your lace fallows the smallest trace of resentment ihey threaten to report you, aod that is iubtaujt dismissal. These fellows are worse than auy slave driver America has ever known. Reporter Surely they would give a man of family some' notice before-discharging him ? ; A Clerk Not an instant. You may be twenty years in the employ of one of those large houses and no discharged at a moments notice for some trivial offense. Time and health they grind out ot you", aud while they are making millious you get a mere subsistence. Reporter What are the usual wages paid to clerks I , Clerk They range all tha way from five dollars a week to twenty. In some houses they have besides the salary, pre miums, or, as we call them, "P. M's." Reporter May I ask you what they are?" , CIerk--They are a kind of bonus given to the salesman forgetting rid of old igoods and remnants. Reporter The general impression is that remnants and old goods are sold at reduced prices ? " ; Clerk I know it is; but it is a wrong impression. Remnants sometimes bring a HIGHER PRICK AS REMNANTS than they do in the piece. Reporter But why? Clerk Because women are such fools, and the salesmen push them to make the "P. M." Reporter Do all the stores in New York give these "P. M's," as you call them ? Clerk All but one; and in some cf the houses a man gets one third of all he can overcharge a customer during the day. Reporter The goods are generally marked; then how cau he overcharge? Clerk The goods are marked, true enough; but if a lady comes in to buy a shawl, for instance, it may be marked ten dollars. But if the clerk sees she likes it very much, aud is determined to have it, he may charge her sixteen for it. lie then gets two for himself. Reporter Don't you think this looks tike swindling ? Clerk Most certainly I do. But if you happen to get iuto one of these houses, and you don't do that sort of thing occasionally to tshow your clever ness and interest in your employer's busi ness, you'll find a Saturday night come when they'll tell you they don't want you. If you ask why. jou are answered: "Well, you don't suit our trade." Reporter This is a frightful state ot things. . Clerk I have knwn iustui.ee to oc cur they are not common to be nure. but I have seen a great many of them in the course of my experience where a a lady was shown an article at a price; he didn't think it good enough, and, be ing the best io stock, the clerk would produce it again and aeaiu uutil he hud reached the price the customer intended to pay for what she wanted. Reporter And this with the know! edge of the firm ? Clerk Most assuredly. That is one of the TRICKS OF THE TRADE. Reporter But are ladies so easily taken in as that ? Clerk Lord bless you I they are the softest things in the world. After a pretty general experience of them for forty years I tell you if you can get a woman's attention youcaa make her bo lieve anything. Reporter You don't seem to have a very high opinion of the sex. Clerk Oo the contrary I admire them very much, and nothing would please me better than to see some of the poor, friendless things who are struggling for an existence io this city get the places of those lazy louts who ought to be out doing man's wrk under God's sky. Reporter You think, then, this is a field of labor that ought to be opened up to women ? Clerk I do; -and I also , think that those women who are running so furious ly after the ballot would confer a much greater benefit on their eex.if they would eh a e these big, ablebcrdied fallows (sou NO. 7. behind the counter and make room for the women. ' Reporter Do yoa think the women could stand the work and the hours? Clerk Of course they could: they do at present. The hours are certainly un necessarily long, but timo will remedy that. Reporter What are the hours ? Clerk Generally from seven to half past in summer, and balf.past seven to eight in winter, to seven and eight at night. Then out of that you are allowed half an hour for dinner, and about once a month, in your turn, you are obliged to come at six o clock in the morning. Reporter What do they come on those davs so early for ? Clerk They must take their turn to dust off and arrange the enelves and goods. Reporter And the cash boys; at wht time are they expected ? Clerk -Always an hour and a half be fore the men. -.Reporter How nmeh dq jhC g'1? ! ' ierit i wo aonars a wee. Reporter Of course these little boys are not subject to be fiued ? Clerk Yes, but they are, though. I have known the poor little chaps, after two weeks work (and, miud you, they are never allowed to sit down during the day,) going home with a dollar and a half and tAvo dollars io.-tead of four (he rest eaten up by fines. Reporter Would you just give me a few of the offenses tor which they fine ? Clerk Being five minutes late in the morning or in returowig from dinner, omitting to enter a.!!e iu your book, taking a wroDg address or being away from your po-t (ut which you re obliged to staud erect at a distance of nine io dies from the counter) - longer than Gve minutes. Each one of ihet'costs twen ty five cents, and in a busy day even a cartful man might commit the whole ol them. Reporter What becomes of these fiues ? Clerk At Arnold & Constable's, and, I think, Lake & McCreery's. they are formed into a fund for the benefit of the sick; but all the others pocket them. Reporter They must amount to a good turn at the end of the year? Clerk I thould thiuk they do. Why at Stewart's they are SOMETIllXQ ENOBMOL'S. Reporter Don't you think that where there is so large a budy of men they couid have ihiugs much better . if they combined, like other trades? Clerk No doubt they could, but there is no union among them. You tee, they a re composed of eucb distinctly op posite eleniisuts tht concerted aciiou is impossible. Reporter What do you mean by "opposite elements ?"' Clerk Nationalities. The dry goods clerks of this city are compo'-ed of Ger mans, Scotch, English, Welsh aud Irish, with about one per cent, of Americans. Reporter There are a pood many women employed in these large etores, are there not? " " Clerk Yes; a few salesmen in most of them, aud a great nnmber of work girls. .You would scarcely believe it, but I as sure you I saw it myself, in one of those palace stores there used to be I don't know if it still exists a notice pat-ted on the elevator, written by the proprietor himself, forbidding those poor creatures to ride up in the elevator, aud compell ing them to go up and down tlx. stories on foot four times a day. Reporter In the matter of bickness what is the rule ? " Clerk The salary is stopped for all time you are away irom the store wheth er your absence is caused by illness or not. If you are not there you will not be paid. Reporter You said something about dull season; to what did you refer? Clerk At the end of each season that is, as soon as ' THE DL'LL TIME comes on the 1st of January and 4th of July a large number of meu are dis charged trom all the hou-es aud remain out of employment some two or three months. Reporter This must cause great dis tress among them ? Clerk Frightful, sir; frightful 1 They are mostly an iiuprovidcnt. hard driokiug lot, and the lew who are able to put a little aide from the miserable pittance they get soon have it eatt n up by their families Reporter Sure!y whu the men know the dull time i coming ou they ought to be prepare ? . Clerk Well, yr.u see each o"be thinks himself (he be-t-m m. and is sure he will be the oue to be kept; boide. il costs u good d'ul to kerp well ringed, lor it they get shabby their chauces of going are redoubled ' Reporter But iu the summer ibey Kive the men a holiday? Clerk Soino ot them do; but othere force them to take oue, aud make them pay for it Reporter They oblige them to absent tbtniselves? " ; Clerk Oue of the drivers, or ushers, or shop walker, a they are called, gne around to the men with a list in which it r-et dovru the time each mau must take, and the poor lellows are obliged to com ply without n murmur. ' Reporter Surely there must be some uieaoa to . ( .... REMEDY ALL THIS? . Clerk If these men only knew their own power it would uot last long. Tbeie are at least in New York and the sur rounding cities some five or six thousand men employed in this business, and not one quarter per cent.'of them arc voters. Reporter Here, then, is a huge chance for Tammany loads of exiles j from every land. " . " Thanking the clerk for hia kindness, and hoping, should any further informa tion on the subject be required, he would be in the same amiable disposition, the reporter took his leave. , r . . . ; i . . ; r The temperance cause appears to be gaining ground rapidly in Kentucky. Mr G. W. Bain, the State Lecturer of the Good Templars, who ii now in Cot ington. has recently organized lodges of order at the following places: Critten den, Grant county, with 61 members; Williamstown, Grant county, 65 mem bers; Walton, Boone county, 33 mem bers; Florence, Boone county, 47 mem bers; Falmouth, Pendleton . county, 45 fjiiabir.--JopWncct7 Veta Era. Terns ; of Subscription ' to : tao HICICMAN COURIER. S2 OO PEII TC.tR ISrADTASCE. Address, Publisher "HicaKA Cottnta," Ilickman, Ky. Prcaldential Levees. They are not verv mischievous, beeaueo of their democratic character. All dais es high and low,", rich and poor,ord and young attend them, and tha inenn est man and woman present, so far aa the personal right to be there, to see and b seen, is concerned, is, if a presentabla dress can be obtained, as well off as the military gentleman who supports ' atirt upon his ehoulder-etrapa, the gentler!! in the c"vil service who tears the insig nia of nobility on his breast, or the high bred lady who glitters iu gold . and dia monds. We had heard and read many descrip tions of these levees, but were neier present at one of them until Friday eveu- ing last. We propose to give our ex perience there, although we feel cin. scious that tho space allowed us in una letter is inadequate to anything lit I full description of the affair. Under the escort of our friend G f, of Louisville, aod his charming daugh ters, at 8 o'clock p. ia. we arrived at tha vestibule ot the Wb':ti lions and. -r aaoervu iucd ius cuuiiive-iiui, w.u.cj was already crowded with person! of both sexes. The ladies were directed to the ladies' dressing-room, the entraco to which was at the far end of the hill, and tee were instructed to deposit our hats, overcoats aod umbrellas at iho check room. This we did with gnat difficulty, for we had to "take our turn" behind a hundred or more persons who were pushing forwaid, clamorous to be waited on by tho three or four servant on duty there, and who, in their Lurry to get to the "reception line," caused much unnecessary confusion. Takiai; our place, we were soon pushed bj a crowd behind as great as that before, aud when after about a half-hour, we dijget our checks, we fouud pearly as nju"li trouble to ge( out as to get in. We soon discovered that modesty had noth ing to do with the matter, and in ap proaching the door of the ladies' dress ing room, partly by main etrength, wo made good progress until we got niar the entrance of the principal ball, whore the line. of march was formed. Here was a jam a regular equtze io which many a beautiful toilette was ruined, ani many a loug train of rich silk and lace, converted into a carpet or foot mat. Ouce io & while we would come across some big gentleman, or fat lady, with whose ttrength we could not cope, and for a time of course we had to give wy, and it wa9 another full half h&ur before w again joined the Misses O r, and fell into the liuo of march around the ouit of rooms which led to the Biue Kogxn where the reception was being held.. . The crowd now was oppressive iu the extreme, almost suffocating, aud we m re than once heard the expreoaiou : ' "If I ever get out of this, I'll oe-.er coma here agaiu." To oue of the uufvitaiiatcs who made this remark, eorna oue answered that that was what every one aid, but that everybody came lack osin, uot withstanding the suffering liiey kiiew they must undergo. Once iu, we were forced to accent the situation en J push aheadj ju?J as t-;rjr one eioe did. Tve were cuuoUuilj met by policemen in full uniform, who check ed or advanced our column as the neces sities in front of us required. We final ly reached the great Blue Room, one fcide of which was filled with a large number of ladies aud gentlemen, who were hedg ed off by a rcw of persons, standing close together. Along this row of peisone wo were hurriedly pressed, and, as we cauJo to each, a sort of pantomime cf shaking hands and muttered words took place, aod in a moment more we found oursel ves in the great East Room, io a throng of thousands who had gone over the same road as ourselves. Here, finding a little more space, we took breath, and asked who those persons were, with whom we had shakeu hands? "Why, don't you really know? That was Geueral aud Mrs. Grant, and tho re ceiving party." The devil they were," we iuvolnntary answered. . ' - r The iutroduc'ions had been conducted iu a toue so low that we did not hear the name of a single person in the line,' and although we had often seen General Grant before, we did not recognise hi features. Concluding to have oue more look at the receiving party, for the ira-, pressions made on us up to this time were anything but satisfactory, we avail ed ourselves of our reportorial capacity, :md appealed to the main usher, Mr. Fox, who allowed us to be admitted through abide door Irom the main hall directly into ihe Blue Room. Here, from a gcod point for observaiion, for a full hour, wo looked ou at the swarming mass ae it pas.-ed the reception line, going through (he same routine. It appeared to us that the. practical gitod seuse of General Grant attached just as much importance to the occasion as it deserved, and that he regarded tho whole thing as a huge humbug, for he tood there, seldom saying a word to any person, coldly shaking handa with.-or rather handing his baud to be shaken, io the, pcrsoue "received," with , much the same appureut feeling as it might he mppoeed would be manifested by a well ordered German , automaton; aud alltl.e time he seemed to be excessively bored, and sick of the crdesl, and wished the thing well over. Mrs. Grant manifested little more interest, and said a word or so to all; but she, too, apparently fel t that it wua a matter of necessity, not choice. '. ' We athibuteto the patience exhaaslr J, tired, bored appearance of General Grant our failure to-reeogniia him. The mar shal of the district, Dr. Sharp, introduced to General Grant, aod. General MiehUr. performed that duty for Mrs. Grant. Ia the reception line were Mrs. Secretary Fifh, Mrs.' Ex Governor Morgan, Mrs. Cramer, sister of General Grant, and pretty little Nellie Grant, and many oth er ladies potable in Washington , circles. After leaving the Blue Room it was ticie to retire, and here we were met with the difficulty of again getting- our bata, c, for the crowd at the check-room was just as large and clamorous as before. Still we came out all right, aod left, thinking we would not go to any more president' levees. ; . ; . --. - Gov. Alcorn Declines the Stiu TORsnrp.-Jacksos, Mibs.; Feb. 15. Governor Alcorn, who wa elected Uni ted States Senator, to succeed Revel on the 4th of March next, announces. Lis in tention to decline the Scnatorship. ' . '--? Mumpe and matrimony Mre prevailing in Carroll county t present . Ilia but to take titn ozs at a time.