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Ll Column II . rrfl. ,?--- .,i.ind 20eenU for each imi luur iik" additional li. br- Voluntary communications, eontain-arinter-i from any Newletter, from Western Ken- in tacky and Tennessee especially desired PROFESSIONAL - it. waive. i. rBAn JOHNSTON & DUNBAR, JLttornevs at Law, Ileal Estate Agents, r.nvnMli TO AHE0 & JOHSSTO.) f YFTELD KENTUCKY WIT L PRACTICE IN ALL THF COURTS of Graves county, Ky and is i the . - i.rr.rkia. Ballard. Hick- Fulton, Marshall, and Calloway eoun I " .1 s.i F,lerl Courts at Padu ;X.n7.h. tW,o-f Arpeals a, Frankfort Particular and personal , . " v. n.tinn of claims, ana umr "intrusted to our care. febll ATTORNEYS AT LAW ectors, Real Estate Agents HICKMAN, KY. .Will attend promptly to "V" (J them in Southwestern ihwestern Tennessee. e :-l ..ntian rifB to tne DrLi.t w- . J Ul. of Real Estate. an ox u r o.t B. R. WALKER. Attorney at ICKMAN, :: KENTLCiv k r ... .it v ATTILL practice to;enerii. " rlV of Southwestern Kentucky Countr, ' . . t . r.arii cxeented i uart.riy ana kd in the Courts 01 """" bairns promptly eoueciea u Me- - . J7Iewam r. J. Hubbara, ana -op Amberg; ."ZIZlZ nl SaVden Wilson; FhiUttifhio, r 111 Co.! Molten. Sibley Woodruff. Sr"7 o. GOjaxDEJ, VCoU V 1 Attorney at law, j AfD ( EEHEBU tUECHHS AGENT HICKMAN, KENTUCKY. wtvt &ttfn4 t all business . . to tacky and West Tennessee. U1U . o.- 1 1. fOULU W III, jano-u Lauderdale & Pr..the , Attorneys aai Cctaselcrs At Law WILL attend promptly to the eollection of Claims, to the investigation of Land rules, purchase and sal. of Beal Estate, and the prosecution and defenea of ",t B Eonthwe.tern Kentucky, Sorthwe.tern Ter nessee, and th. adjacent part of Missouri. Office la Millet' Block. , rjanP tt OSCAR TURNER. WA. a MCH IB TBI , Ii A CTICE OF liATT, - - t h cotrnTiM ? FULTOy. HICKMAN AND GRAVES A 5T will attend promptly to all bn.laess A ntmstrd to hi. ear. tn .ata couniie. and 1im ia th other aonntiee in this J B-f ' tsy Address either PADUCAII office, or ELANDV1LLE, Ky. laugai n. Dr. W.D. Corbet, HICKMAN, KY., OJU at W. ?. Walker Drug Start SR. J. W. GOURLEY, HICKMAN, KENTUCKY yrriTRS hie nrofesal.aal .errice. to th. ,yj eitisn. of Hiekman, and vicinity. " mayS-ly. Professional, TX"ES CATLETT & BLANTON, have eon 1 yclnded to form a partnership, for an I&Jeanita time. Our friends, and the sick raneral!v. who desire our medical atten Hen. will 2nd a. always ready to wait opon them' In th. aheenco of one, the profes- fional service, of th. other can be had: ; jagSTtf,. - - Sals, and Livery Stable. : T7m. D. ?lummcr; KENTUCKY STREET, ..T7'lET3 cottBtaaaj oa hand for ; hire an ftl"!TilOESE3, BrQGIES tad HACKS. -- "Thankful for ratronare heretofore extsad- r s . T7ool Carding- u 8. Shepherd, at hi. old stand, n.ar s a S.ation. ia etUI prepared to do wool 'carding ia the best manner ad oa the most fkerah tvrw. Mty-V-I VOL. V. N. P. HARNESS & C0MPH0LC0MBE-s- WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN STOVES. Tinware and Castings, AX.80, Tenn. and Mo. Iron, Steel and CASTINGS. Axles, 2ubbs, Fellows, Spokes, etc, etc, and all kinds of "Woodwork. iUO, ns? o ,ycs m3 ti rntoB. Tin. Conner and SHEET-IRON WARE. Job Work done to order, such as Guttering, Roofing, eL all kinds of int.t. WORK. BRAZING. COPPER FIPES LCCES, SASH, ELI2TCS AND GLAS. Etc., Etc CLINTON STREET, next door to McCutchen & Co's, Store,) Hickman, Ky. J. H. DAVIS DEALI& lit Groceries, BOOKS AND STATIONERY, BOOTS, SHOES, nATS, CAPS, etc. CLINTON STREET, HICKMAN. KY. Bm Particular attention paid to Filling Orders. janb tr Manufacturer and Dealer In Havana and Domettic dgart, TOBACCO, SNUFF, PIPES, ETC. also, Toys, Nations, Etc., Clinton Street, HICKMAN. - - KY. Southern EspressCompany TORWARD MONET and Freight to al points in the Cmted States and th Territories; also to all points in Europe. OVERTON, STEELE & CO., act 12 . Agent. Bondurant & DreOTy, Wholesale Grocer, Forwarding AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS AGENTS FOR Ohio River Salt Company. A LA ROE sncnlv of BAIT. LIME, and CEMENT, and heavy OROCERIEN, Snf-ar, Cbffe. and Molasses, etc., on hand. constantly Money Saved is Money Made! TN ORDER to make room for a large SPRING AND bUMMER STOCK, we will .ell for th. next two week, our entire stock of DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS AND 8H0ES, HATS, GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, at grertly reduced prices. Call and be eon vinced before purchasing elsewhere. J. H. PLAUT & BKO. feb26 HICKMAN MARBLE WORKS HICKMAN, KT. Italian akd American Mabblb. MONUMENTS, TOMB AND GRAVE STONES. AYINO received a no lot of American l and Italian Jarble, I am prepared to ill all orders. Call and examine oar work Cnier. frw tho oenvtry premptly tiled. HICKMAN, UK. JUMJN tJULiLitt Great Remedies. DR. JOHN BULL'S Concentrated Extract of g JJ FT COMBINED WITH Bromide of Potassium. Purchase a Bottle and carefully read direc tions. TUCHU 13 A STIMULANT, and or itself II may fail to eOect a cure. but Buchu, when scientifically combined with Bromide of Potassium and other ingredients, pro duces a sedative effect, and causes a healthy action, thus increasing the powers of diges tion, allaying irritation, reducing . all un natural swellings, stopping pain and inflam mation, and causing the repairs and nutri ments in the human body to be greater than the wastes, thus preventing decomposition and decay, and (rives nourishment, health and viror to the system. Mr Hucbu is good for all ffyseases arising from excesses; such as Weakness, and Pain in the Back and Lees. Trembling in the re- ftion of the Heart, Weak Nerves, Pallid Countenance, Dryness of the Skin, Scrofula' aynhilis. ia its many forms. Ulcers, and Tumors. If your system is affected by any of the above symptoms and diseases, relief is at hand. Get a bottle of my Buchu and Bro mide of Potassium at once and you may re ly on being cured. I know just what I say. My record as a Compounder of Medicine is second to no mau in the Southwest. Twenty-five or thirty years ago, as my fellow-cititens know full well, found me be hind the prescription counter in the city in which I now dwell; I have cured more peo ple of various diseases than all the physi cians in Louisville put together Undoubt edly, for every single patient that any Louisville physician has I have a hundred. I am no upstart of yesterday. My Medi cines are a success a great success. Louis ville is not large enough Tor me to have a competitor. I monopolire the Wholesale ratent Medicine trade here. One and an other has tried, by copying after me here in Louisville, to compete with roe, but, oue after another, their guns have been silenced, and their efforts have been abortive. My Medicines are good and answer the purpose that is the secret of my success. My reputation as a compounder of rood, re liable articles is fully establish- d. I believe my Buchu and Bromide of Po tassium is the best article now in th mar ket for the cure of all diseases of the urinary or genito-unriuary organs, such as Noctur nal Incontinence. Irritability of the Bladder and Ure'hra, Inflammation of the Pelvis of the Kidney, and all that class of diseases. Buy a dollar bottle and be cured. Use a. per direction, in all cases. JOU.N BULL, M. V. Haasfactuer and Vender of the CELEBRATED SHIITH TOMC SYRUP. roa thi eras or AGUE AND FEVER on CHILLS 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 lone standing;. He re- fers to the entire Western and Southwest ern country to bear him testimony to the truth of the assertion, that in no ease 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 bare been eured 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 been checked, more especially in difficult and long standing eases. Usually, this medicine will not require any aid to keep tbe bowels in good order; should the patient, however, require a cathartic medi cine, after bavins taken three or four doses of the Tonio, a single dose of BULL' 5 VEO- ETBAL FAMILY PUXS will be sufficient. BULL'S WORM DESTROYER. Extract of a Letter from Georgia. Yiixaaow, Wiieei Cocstt, Ca., June 29, 1866. Dr. John BullDemr Sir; I have recently given your Worm Hettroyer several trials. and find it wonderfully efficacious. It ha. not failed in a .ingle instance to have the ished for effect. I am doing a pretty larre country practice, and havo daily use for soma artiele of tho kini. I am, air, respectfully. JULIUS P. CLEMENT, M. D. P S. bo unqualified and numerous are the testimonial, in favor of my Worm De stroyer that newspaper space is entirely too mall to tell its merits. It is aa infallible remedy for Worms. Try it and bo convinced. See mv iournal for a more full description. JOHN BULL. BULL'S SARSMMLL1 Sr. Loci., April 30. Da. Job Bcxi Bear Sir : Knowing the efficiency of your Sar.aparilla, and the heal- ine and beneficial qualities it possesses, I end you tbe following statement of my case: I was wounded about two year, ago was aken prisoner and confined for sixteen months. Being moved so often, my wounds iJilaK O. wonrdl'am'.U through the hi pa. My general health is I m paired, and I n aired, and I need something to assist UH thanVn'anv'thfn'J else Tw'sfthal lugeauinV nature pari that l. cea dosen bottles, and oblige CArr. v. r. juusu;x, P. S. Mr Johnson was the .on of a .kill- fnl surgeon. 11 is mother recommended to her friends, and for many year, nsed ray Sarsaparilla with perfect success. In Scrof ula and Fovor-sore. Mrs. Johnson states that the cure, effected were almost miracu lous. Read my Journal for extended in formation and advice in your ease. ' My Journal contain, certificate, of eminent persons, ministers and medical men men who are known here in tni. community lor integrity and veracity. I have recently received a moat remarkable certificate from an eminent gentleman px iuuis.mo. BULL'S PESTQBAL WILD CHESSY. BULL'S CEDR0N BITTERS. BULL'S VEGETABLE FAMILT PILLS. All the above medicine, crenared by Dr. John Bull at hi. laboratory, Fifth Street, Loni.ville, Ky. For .ale by C A. UOLCU.UBJi, Vrurg ist, Eiekman, Ky. a&arohi Jy CHOiAN COURIER FULTON COUNTY, THE HICKMAN COURIER, SATURDAY, MAR. 4, 1871 A Constitutional Convention. A bill to ulboriie a constitutional con Vention to revise the State constitution, and providing tbe method of holding that cou ventioD, baa been put befort the House bj the Committee on Revised Statutes. There are, unquestionably, tome parte of the constitution that need revision, but it ia questionable whether said convention, when called, will not do more harm with that instrument than I fuwt- vuw iui imu I ISO APPROPRIATION FOR THI qroes. There is no better evidence that the negro is a dead issue in politics than the fact that General Howard's request for an appropriation of $175,000 to car ry out hi. plans, or rather to redeem the promises made by himself on the part of the Government, falls still boro up Coogtess. He baa contracted for tbe I building of school houses fn the South reiving upon this appropriation for thl money with which to pay. and the faih of the Government is pleged for tbe It quidation of thee debts. THI St. Liouis Board ot lrade is adopted a memorial to Congress askog fur an appropriation of a million ani a half of dollars for improvement of be Mississippi, between the mouth of lie Missouri and Cairo, by means of dyles and other structures, which will tend to strengthen the river, Dd give greaer depth of channel in time of low war. The Paducah Ketttuckian sujreststlie propriety of abolifliiDjr the 1'ndicah Cooi t of Common Pleas. This ourt. it says, wis established just after tbe war, when the docket of the Circuit t'ourt had been incumbered and coi$ by cases which bad accumulated during tbe war. These cases have been disposed of to a great extent, and the reasons for its establishment thus being removed, the court itself might with propriety be abol ished. It is a great expense to the State, and a heavy draft opon the agricultural interests of the section in which the court is located, and the business could be speedily dispatched at much Ifss cost to the State and greater convenience to liti gants by prolonging the term of the Circuit Court, and transferring the few cases on the Common Pleas docket to that court. Tti Turnpike SlocU. to be Sold. After a hard struggle the bill to au thoriz the sale of the State stock in turnpike roads., has parsed tbe House This stock eost the State about S2.000, 000, and will probably be. sold for about 8300.000 a net loss of $1,700,000, or thereabouts. The stock has been pay ing from 525,000 to 830,000 of revenue annually into the treasury. The iuime diate necessity for the sale is due to the deficiencies in the treasury, and to avoid temporarily the necessity of increasing the taxes. There are some siokiog fund debts overdue, and then there is a defi cieocy in tbe revenue of about 11,200,- 000, or more. The revenue Las already borrowed $350,000 from the.sinkiegfund, which it owes and U unable to pay. A Card from A. 8. Arnold To the Votert of Uickmnn and Fulton "Tie lianirtff ricarl Wi vi m at aiio w A as-n f aftlWnflAn Wtra K. AI';,An. p. i u l ,:., - nAAt tn ,.nt ,ha- ties in the lower House of tho next Lee- mature, the object ot this article is to . . . .. ... .... -' express to my many friends, my profound gratitude to them for their interest man ifested in my behalf. I have not vet determined to announce myself, believ ing there is time enough. But. will say this to my friends, that if I shall become satisfied that I am the choice of the vo ters of these two counties. I will then become a candidate; for after the man ner I have been supported and encour aged by my constituents in every thing that I have asked of them, I shall for ever, hereafter, feel it my duty to serve them id any capacity that they may ask of me. to the best ot my ability. Your humble servant, A. S. Arnold. February 22. 1871. r o. I cant say wnat influence " V ox l'opuli may have on my future course. until I learu his true name. He may be another "Dead Weight" or "Dead Head." A. 8. A. Kentacky Stale Medical Society. Richmond, Kt., Feb. 21,71 Editor "Courier," Hickman, Ky. : Deab Sir; The Kentucky State Medical Society, will hold its 16th an nual meeting in the city of Covington, io-ngouTuesd.y, April 4th. next May I ask in behalf of tbe cause, that you publish the above as a matter of neW9 "d ,h,t ?0n wi" dJ nch5di- torial comments, as you may think, b, st csicuiaieu w iwcu tue pruicsaiou iu i sense of their duty. J The Uhio btate .Medical bociety meets al J Tav in Viocinnau. on me bb mo aay. xv is a live organization, and unless our State sends up a large delegation, she mustjTOteno. suffer by the contact. My information is, that the committee of arrangements of the two cities have held a joint meeting, and determined to give joint entertainments. in snort, - -. .v.. .t. :m v.1 jeTTrJ,ulnS ""u w... m sucn Danqueis ana oration anoraea us, afforded as the annals of oar Society girt do ac count of. Slay you be there. Yours respectfully, W. A. Atchisojt, Pres't. Ky. Stste Medical Society. OtN. Wm. O. Butler, the candidate I for Vice President on the ticket with I Uen. Cass in 1843, is still bale and berty. and frequently visits Louisville oa busi-1 ttevt. KENTUCKY, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1871. Remark Hon. J. 8 Cti rlnma.il, the lloune or Repre sentatives. Feb. 4, 1S)1. .A. resolution, introduced by Mr. Ath erton, of Lame, protesting against the passage by Congress ofvan act granting the right of way through Kentucky to the Trustees of the Cincinnati Southern Railway, being under coneideration, Mr. Cbristtio said: Mf.SpF.AKER: There it no earthly neceaeuy for lhe introduction of this resolution. It ia asking us to meddle with natter of which the enemies o( the Cincinnati Southern Railway had full and timely warning. They were told, time and again, that if they denied the people of that section of tbe State througk which the proposed road Was to pas,;ihat Congress would take the mat ter ia land. Last winter, aa soon as the bill failed h.re, Mr. Sherman, of Ohio, seeing the great importance of the road, introduced a bill in Congress to charter it. Again the enemies of this bill were told -ad none could gainsay it that the waits of commerce and tbe trade and well-Wng of tbe people, Norlkand Sontb, taj Ciiruiug j ivenluCSyT "'fiemVodou' (be construction of this road. As evi deuce ofeuch fact, com mist ionera from the State of Georgia, properly accredited by the Governor of that State, and rep resenting the material interests of the South, came bore to ask at your bands the right of way for this road. You were informed and fully aware of their coming. Yet nuch was the hot haste of some, the bill was rejected in the (ace of the well known fact that thee commis sioners, at the time of its rejection, were within a stone a throw ot thin Capitol. Again, petition alter petition has come here from tbe people all along the pro posed line of this road which have been presented in this Houfe and in the other end of the Capitol. Still, with a degree ot liberality unprecedented in the his tory of Kentucky legi.-lation or the leg islation oi any other State, you have re jected the bill a bill, too, to which not oue gentleman in or out of thn House can uive a valid objection: a bill that merely and nakedly gave to the Cinciu nati trustees tin richt to operate a rail road through our Slate, with such rights, saving, aud rerietiuus to the people of Kentucky as would protect, guard aud defend them in every particular. You were frankly informed that ii the Ken tucky Legislature rejected the bill peod ing before it, that Congre"9 would graut charter tu wbich the rights and inter ests of the people of this S'ate would not be so well guarded and protected. Ihere was no constitutional inhibition resting upon you; there was no expendi ture of money aked at your bands; and ot. the contrary, it was proposed at the other end of the Capitol to impose a tariff of fifty cents on every through pas senger upon this road, which would have brought annually a million of dollars in to your State Treasury, thus paying the expenses of the State Government without taxation upon tbe people; and yet you re jected it. After all this, you-the enemies of this bill appealing to our State ilighta Demoejjcyjjiijkus to vote for your reso I can aay, for one, you will receive no comfort at my hands. You have out raged public sentiment; you have dis regarded, yea, even treated with acorn and contempt, the petitions and express ed will of tbe people of one fourth ol your State; and yet you come here and ask us to assist you in your opposition to this bill. Fall well do you know that iu defeating this measure you have reckless ly disregarded and overridden public opinion : and now, like the scuttle fish, you seek to muddy the water that you may es3pe. For oue, I will not Le found puddling with you. We have nothing to do with Congress, and feball have nothing to do with it. How many of you who oppose this bi are old Democrats? How long have you been in tbe Democratic party? I ven ture the assertion that a majority of those OPpOdLDl? iOBQ, ID Till BDU I UC UlUtf J end of tbe Uapttoi, nave not oeeu otate I merits democrats long enougn 10 jusu J LUO v' " J" , I V, m. t.t 1 o m n rt 11 1 lt m rt ra t and IOr IU1IIV lUUK inn uiuviicu Democaiic principles. I have stood by that grand old party through evil as well as good report. In war and in peace I have alwavs answered to its rollcall I am a strict constructionist of the Cal houn school, and deplore from my heart and condemn from my head, the aggres sive measures of the Republican party and think we will never again have peace and prosperity until we return to the old constitutional highway the beat in which our fathers trod. Yet, under the peculiar circumstances surrounding case. I will not. by my vote, assift the eocw'es of my people in pn-t'ng such resolutions a those now pending I iui ready to concede aud fully declare that Consress baa no constitutional right or power to pass the bill in question. nrr i - - tor any sncn purpose io exercise juris diction over our soil; yet I am not ready to Sful.-iraclt as your willtoe mstrumen in tbe passage ot this resolution. I am not willine that the city of Louis vtueiui tno L.U'8vnie & iNasiivme Railrotid shall control and dictate the policy of Kentucky. But yesterday, as it were, they stamped this road out ol existence, and the night following tbe City Louncil of Louisville, in solemn conclave, crushed out tbe last hope of the Ijouibvhio & inattanooga (jrand Trunk Line, thus planting themselves in the pathway of progress and improvement Whilst I do not and cannot object to the growth ..d prosperity of the city of jouisvitja, i nate, loathe and condemn her proud assumptions to control the MesUlation of the State and to say who l - a ... J snail ana who shall not have trreat tho rooshfsrts of enmmrr. and travel. 1 Th Trustees of the Peabody Fund held a meeting in Philadelphia on Fn day, the 17th inst. The report of the lP..n.r.l o geni, ut. oears.gives uiiuuie.j the detail. 0f the application of the fund for educational purposes in the Southern States. In accordance with its susrees tions the Trustees appropriated sums varying from S300 to 82.000 for various localities, and thia being done, the Board adjourned to assemble at a special meet inz to be held in Nashville in October next. The annual meeting wi'l be held in June of 1872. Hon. Alexander H. H. Stuart, of Virginia, and Gen. Rich- ard Taylor, ef Louisiana, were ehoten 'ttemwrs ef the botri. Starving; France. New Yokk, FeJ). 24. Tbe following official statement and appeal baa been made by the committee for the relief of etarvation in France: There has been placed on the United States ship Supply, the flour and other provisions received from individual do nors. The committee has also bought flour, beef, canoed meat, etc. Each bar rel and case has been branded, 4iGiftof New York," except one thousand barrels of flour and hundred and fifty tierce, of beef, wbich has been branded, "Gift of San Francisco," these having been pur chased with funds received from that city. The committee is in receipt of nu merous offers for free freight from the West. Also storage, cartage, lighterage and the services of brokers, stevedore, and elevators are free. The committee now most earnestly appeal to the people for further contributions of flour and provisions. Thee are coming to the committee from some of the Western cities, each barrel branded with the name of the city giving it. Let every city, town and village of this country hsve its name enrolled on the comrrittee s conk "a ud .marked on packages oilseed, food or clothing, bpnog wheat for seed is great ly needed. The ship Supply will sail next week and another Government thip or steamer will be placed at the commit lee's disposal next Wednesday. A mem ber of the committee will go to Europe at bis own expense to co operate with the committees there to secure the most eareful and efficient distribution of the funds and supplies contributed here. Let there be no delay in forwarding fur ther contributions. There are millions of suffering women and children in tbe desolate agricultural districts of France The committee are under the greatest obligations to the Associated Pres and the Western Union Telegraph Company. Chas. FI. Marshall. Ch'm Com Ciias Lanier, Treasurer. A. Phelps Stokes. Secretary. Henry W. Bellows, D D. End of the Seawosi. From a late Donn fiatt letter. "The rich grow richer and tbe poor get poorer," says David A Wells, with his terrible array of figure. One has in Washington forcible illustrations of both facts. The streets are filled with beggars, while the social falons are crowded with people in the most gorge ous apparel. There never has been a season in Washington in which there was such a display of rich dressing. The women seemed to vie with each other in a feverish sort of ambition to put for tunes on their backs. The intellectual life of such gatherings consists in run ning estimates of the value of the toil ets. The laces, diamonds, pilks, and sat ins are all duly considered and account ed for. It is small wonder that tbe peo pie are driven to that complicated use of the legs called dancine, when thoy have so little else to fall back upon, even in the way of occupation. Where art, science, literature, and even politics are uuknown, what can a poor creature do but whirl around like a mad dervish to the intoxicating strains of the toot horn, and stringed instruments. Presbyterian Memorial Fund. Tbe "Five Millions Memorial Fuod," to commemorate the reunion of the Pres byerian church, has reached $3,000,000. which sum ha been chiefly contributed by the poorer churches of that organiza tion. Several wealthy individuals, how ever, have contributed. Mention is made of one eeutleman. in Philadelphia, who has given $50,000 to the memorial fund, and another in York. Pennsylvania, has given $50,000. . Three gentlemen in Cleveland have given $10,000. A num ber of large contributions has been given by New York Presbyterians. Mr. Wm. F. Dodtfe, in a recent address, said that if the members of ' tbe Presbyterian , f-linrli all iivor thA onnntrv trnnlil run. i rlhtw. tr. .k; i,nA ikf. nn.rtu to H. i lnt. million- nrllira i...ild he rtA I or eveu double that sum. The Bachelor Juror. A gentleman who is rather given to ftory telling relates the following: When I was a young man I spent ev ral years in the South, residing for a while at Port Hudson on the Mississippi river. A great deal of litigation was going on there about that time and it was not always an easy matter to obtain jury. Une aay I wa sumniooed to act in that capacity, and repaired to court to get excused On my Dam; heing called, i intorme his honor, the Jndge, that I - whs not free holder and therefore not qualified to serve. 'I rfm stopping tor the time being at Port Hud -on " "You board at the Hotel, I presume?" "I take my meals, but have room in another part of the town, where I lodge.' -So you keep bachelors bail "Yt-s, sir." "How long have vou lived in that man ner?" .' Abiut six months " "I think vou are qualified," gravely remarked the Judge, "for I have never known a man to keep bachelor's hall the length of time vou name who had not dirt enough in his room to make him free holder I The court does not excuse you. How a Lawyer Served on Both Sides. Tbe Gazette de St. Hyacinthe says a sort of legal farce was, enacted be fo-e tbe magistrates ot St. Uesaire. (Jan a da. A youog man named Dorval, was accused ot having wrongfully appropri ted a check at St. Cesaire .Post omce and of having cashed it at Montreal un der a feigned name. Upon complaint being made against him, and properly sworn to, be was arrested and brought before a magistrate. In course of tbe proceedings the counsel originally en gaged for the prosecution was informed at a certain stage by tbe counsel for the defence, that be had received a special authorization to the act for the prosecu tor, instead of the former. The latter being thus constituted counsel for both the prosecution and tbe defense, then gravely intimated to the court that he had not witnesses to proouce, wnereup- on the magistrste ordered tbe accused to be set at liberty, and ha baa since left the country. . Paris. Tennessee, has a skating rink, when-, according to the M.cKnxie Timet, the "ladies and gentlemen tail and tarn ble about in beautiful eoufasion." NO. 8. Old Kentucky. From tho Loaiavillo Ledger. A Kentuckiao at the battle of New Orleans, who disdained tho restraint of a soldier's life, when his name ia upon the muster roll, preferred "going it alooe" fighting on his own hook. While the battle was raging fiercest and the shot were flyidg thick as hail, carrjiug death wherever they fell. "Kentuck" might have been seen stationed under a tall maple, loading and firing his rifle, as perfectly unconcerned a. thong'a he was "pinkin deer." Every time ho brought his rifle to his shoulder, a red coat bit the duBt. At last be happened to attraet the attention of ."Old Hickory," who supposed be had become separated from hi. company, and rode up to him to bring him behind tbe redoubts, as he waa in a poaition that exposed bis person to the fire of the enemy. "Hello 1 my man. what regiment do you belong to?" aaid tho General. "Regiment h III" anaarored Kentuck. "Hold on, yonder, another of 'em 1" and, briugiog hi. ahootiog iron to "his shoulder, he ran his eye slong tbe bar-rel,-w flash, another Englishman came tunib!th;z to Lb ground. . 2) "Whose company do you belong to 7 again inquired the General. "Company (be d 1 1 was tbe reply of Kentuck a be busied bimselt reloading. "See that ar feller with the gold fixins on his coat and boss? Jist watch me perforate him I" The Geuersl gazed in the direction in dicated by bis rifle, aud observed a Brit u ueoeral ridiog up and down the ad ' .mm WW a vancing column of the roe. tveutuck pulled trigger, and the gallant Britoo followed 11-" companions that his Ken tucky foe had laid low in death haf day. "Hurrah for old Kentuck I shouted the free fighter, as his victim came top pliugfroui hishore; then turning to the General, he continued. "I'm fiuhtiu' on my owu hook, stranger!'' and be leasurly proceeded to n-load. "Morgan." Oppoaltion to Federal Authority. Previous to the late war, there were ten specific attempt, to defy the authority of the Federal Government since its for iiiation : The first was in 1772. and was a con spiracy of pome of the officers of the tederal army to consolidate the thirteen States into oue, and confer the supreme power on Washington The second was in 1787. called "ThayV Iusurrection," in Massachusetts. The third was in 1794, popularly called "The Whisky Insurrection ot Pennsylvania." The fourth instance was in 1814, by the Hartford Convention ol Federalist. The filth, on which occasion the dif ferent sections of the Union came into collision, was, in 1820, under the admin iatration of President Monroe,, aud oc curred on the question of tbe almie.iou of Missouri into tbe Union. The sixth was a colli&ioo between the Legislature of Georgia and the Federal Government, in regard to certain lands given by tbe latter to the Creek Indians. The seventh was in 1830, with the Cherokeos of Govrpc'i. The eighth was tbe memorable nulli lying ordinance ot South Carolina in 1832 The ninth was iu 1842, and occurred in Rhode Island between the "suffrage association and the btate authorities. The tenth was in 1856, on the part o the Mormons, who resisted the Federal authority. An Eloquent Extract. "Generation alter generation," says a fine writer, "have felt as we now feel, and their lives were as active as our own They passed like vapor, while nature wore the same a pert ot beauty as when nature comma tided her to be. The heavens shall be at bright over our graves as they now are arouud. our paths The world will have the same attractions our ..ffpriiir vei unborn ns she had once for our children. Yet a little white all will have liHppii d The throbbing heart' will be rtiiled d all will be a . ... rest. Uur tuu.-r.il wm win. I its way. and prayers will be raid, and then we rball be left alone iu silence and tn dukness for the worms, aud it may be, for a churl time we t-hail he fpoki nut. but the things ot hie wnl creep iu. and uur nuuie wil soon be forgotten. L.y will continue to move on. aud laughter aud rougs wil be heard in the room iu which we died aud the eye. th;tt mourned for us will be dried, and gli-teu nguu with joy; aud eveu our children will ceae to think ot a i a us. aiii win tmi reuieiuoer to np our names. Legal status of .Napoleon nr There was a very pignifiriif argument be fore the Supreme Cuit on the 17th, up on a case involving the legal status of lb. ex Emperor of Fraure in a tribunal ot ibe United States. The question at issue was whether Napoleon 111 has the right to sue in the United States Court for damages incurred by a French nation! vessel in a collision in tbe bay ot San Francisco. The argument was ably argued on both sides. U. 13. Uoodrich argued in tbe negative. Oeu. Caleb Curbing took the affirmative, reviewing at great length the principles of inter national law recognized by the establUh ed legal tribunals of the American nation The diccussion is attracting considerable attention at Washington, and the fact that Gen. Curbing takes this si do adds a good deal to its importance in the gen eral estimation. Women Should Read Newspapers It is a great mistake in female educa tion to keep a young lady's lime and at. tention devoted oo'y to the fashionable literature of the day. If you would qualify her for conversstioo, you must give her something to talk about, give her education in the actual world and its transpiring events. Urge her to read the newspapers, -aqd become familiar with the present character and improve menta of our age. History is of some importance; but the past world is dead; we have nothing to do with it. Our bought, and our concerns should be for the present world; to know whst it is and improve its cocdition. Let her hsve an intelligent opinion, and be . able to sustain conversation according to tne mental, moral and religious improvement of our times. Supreme Court, now in session at Nashville, is expected to adjourn on the 5th of March, and to maet to Jackson n the first Monday in April. Tema of Subscription to tho HICKMAN. COUKIER. $3 OO PER TEAR 131 ADTAIUCE. Address, Publisher "Hxcju Coniaa," Eiekman, Ey. Ghostly Visitation. A correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial at Richmond, lad., tblstM the following : MA strange story is current in errtaia circles here. About two years ago Mr. A. married. In due time he became father, but hi. wife died when the child was few month, old. On her deathbed she exhibited intense anxiety a. to tbe fate of the little one he was to leave be hind her, and earnestly besought her husband to confide it, after h.r death, to the care of one of her relatives. II promised, and, I believe, did for a while let the child stay in charge of the per son whom tbe mother bad designated. Some weeks ago, however, Mr. A. agai married, and at once reclaimed the child, who, as pet, had never learned to speak a word, and Wa. unable even to crawl. One daythi. child waa left alone for a few momenta in ita stepmother, bedroom, lying io a crib or cradle some diitaoea from the bed. When Mrs. A. rein mod be wa. .mated to see the ehUd atoilins; and crowing upon the middle of the bed. In , ber astonishment aba voluntarily asked:'':" '' -ntfWhoprnt ff caova taay ?"- - - "Mamma!" responded distinctly th child that h.d never heretofore spkeca word. "On a strict inquiry throughout the household itwss found that none cf the family had been in the room during Mrs." A.'s brief absence from it. This, it is solemnly sverred, wss but the begiooiog of a aeries of spiritual visitations from the deed 'mother. Whenever the child was left alooe it could be heard 4o laugh and crow as if delighted by tbe fond lings and endearments of some one, and on these occasions it was frequently found to have changed it. dress, position, Ao., in a manner quite beyond its own uoaid ed capacity. "Finally, as the account is, the first Mrs. A.sppeared one night recently st the bfdside of Mr. A. snd his sscond wife, and earnestly entreated that ber darling should be restored to the relative whoa she had indicated as the guardian of the child on her deathbed. The apparition which, it ia declared, waa distinctly seen and heard by both Mr. A. and bis wife, promised to haunt them no more if ber wish waa complied with. Both Mr. A. aod his wife were too much swe stricken to reply; but the next day the child was carried back as directed by the ghostly visitant. Such is the story, as seriously avouched by the principal partiea con cerned, who are most respectable and intelligent people, and no spiritualists." aa Consumption and Ita Remedies. Dr. A. O'Leary in a lecture on dis eases of throat and lungs says: in his preparatory observations be condemned the use of tea aod coffee, as they tax the liver, and those who use them to any ex tent are prone to headache, neuralgia and other affections. We lore, he said, a great many in tbis country by consump tion but not as many as are lost in the British Islands. Prof. Simpson estima ted that 200,000 die there annually of consumption. Living under the ithadow of iraaa x causes consumption they are healthy at a distance from the house, as they absorb malaria. Many die of con sumption who show few symptoms of the disease previous to death. Artemua Ward, he said, died of consumption short ly after delivering his lecture on the Mormons io Picadilly, though his voire on that occasion showed no symptoms of failure. Had he remained in the West be might be alive to-day. The public balls in England are not kept warm, which is one reason why there are so many deaths there. Cod liver oil never cured a case of consumption. The best remedy for diseased lungs, sore throat ud colds, was inhalation tbrougn a tube, the fluid to consist of tolu, one oa.; one pint, and oil of bitter almonds; one drachm. Diamonds in Georgia. Dr. Ste phenson, ot Hall county, Ga., who has recently spent much time in investigating the geological formation ot tne diamond district in tbt Sute, and in collecting practical information about it, states that n Hall county about forty diamonds have been found, but the most valuable of them have been lost or destroyed in ignorance of, their value. Some negroes broke a large, fine one to see what it wss made ol ; it is thought to have been worth a hundred thousand dollars. A farmer de-crihes one which .was given to him when a boy, thirty years sgo, and used by him, and subsequently by his boys, as a middle man in playing mirbles. it was lost about six months ago, and he is now hunting for it. No idea of its value was had until attention was called to the subject by the discovery of much smaller ones, whoso real nature waa de tected. From the size and description of the lost midd',0 man, Dr. Stephenson estimates it market Value aa high a. half a million dollars. The Richmond Ditpatck records the following novel achieveuant by teleraph: A geotleman suddenly became ill of pneumonia in Washington City. His physician, a gentleman of great attain, tueiits and fame, resided in New York, md he was anxious that this physicisa hould he conculted about his cae. A telegraph wire was by hisdirectiou taken into bi. room, snd tbe New York doctor being summoned to the telegraph office there, the Washington physician attend ing the patient informed htm of the state of tbe case, snd even enabled bim to feel his patient', pulse by causing the wires to vibrate a. the pulse did. The case thus being thoroughly diagnosed la New York, the necessary prescriptions were sent thence to Washington. The attack, though violent, soon yrelded to the treat ment, snd the patient is now very cheerfully convalescent. The bark Hunter waa loading at New York on the 20th olt, with Mr. A. T. Stewart's donation to starving I ranee. The caigo will consist of 4.C00 barrels of rood family flour, purchased by Mr. Stewart at $7 25 per barrel. The freight ill be fifty cents per barrel, making tno total outlay on this magnificent f,'ift not less thsn $31,000. The Hunter will clear for Cork, Ireland, at which point she will receive telegrapbio orders from the donor, directing at what Frea:h port he flour shall be landed. It is a giort ou. privilege to be able to make so tau- nificent a donation to a needy people. . TlIE present year bids fair to b-i an ex iting one in politics. County atti Ststa ffioera are tt be elected in Kentucky.