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ilttorneys at liaw,
Ileal Estate Agents.
v aoa to Aistasosr & 7CHarow,)
JVL PRACTICE IS ALL THE COURTS
fc-of Oraea coonty, Ky. and in the
v.rv.i-k en. Ballard, mck-
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d peraonal' attention ti" to
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otruated to our care.
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p. to all bnalnesa
TVILL "p7 k.eatern Ken.
otrueted to- nm i . . iaa3-tf
lueky andWe.t Tenneaaoo.
AtterzeT as! Cnrselorsi At Law
attend promptly to the eolleetion
aima, tJtb. U.tla of Land
ebaae and aaie 01 , 7
-.i.eutioa and defence of aoita in
tiCeater. Kentucky, 1'
i .l- .jsint ntrt of Missouri.
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PRACTICE OF 1,A V
ij Tir corjinsa or t
WTO HICKMAN AXD GRAVES
a X n will a,ttena nrompuj
i rk -. j v: a.m in said eounuoa,
iit aleo in the other countiea in tkia Ju
?&r.M eithar PADUCAH r
BLAKPV1LLE, Ey. ml-f-
HAVE ASSOCIATED THEMSELVES
in the praotlce of Medieine, when neo
eajry their united labor will bo grrea
without extra charge!. . " ;
; Dr. Faris
' Frepeie. to gU. especial attention to phTB
ieal diagnosis and ii fHy prepared to make
ehemieal analyaia in diaeaaea and auspeCteU
tZT Office at Walker's Drug Btr,
t '' taarehlS. ' ' ": -. ' " '
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HICKMAN, : :
VrFFR3 b profaional aerricea" to the
, mayft-ly- ..-.'
V DR. II C- CATLET.
rncr Jucliton and Cumhtrland
Sals and livery .:' Stable.
' 'TJm. 3.. I?luinixiciy
' KENTCC2LT STREET, - .' ,
'TTIQ rMfintHt1i Ma fnp hiA
'JI0SA BCOOirJ and HACKS. -
Thankful s or ptroa 59 heretofore extnd-e-J
H-1 loiicita a Ct uiinuance cf same.
JSi i. ik. Court, of W.at Tenn,
N. P. HARNESS & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
STOVES. Tinware and Castings,
Tftnn. utA Mo. Ircn. Steel and
Axles, Tubbs, Fellow, Spokes, etc, etc
and all kinds of
r v VTo o dw or It.
ji ruicii) M. M.
, . BHEET-LRON VTAKE.
done to order, such ae Guttering, Rooeng.eL
xriTT. work. brazi-o. copper
EC02S, SASH, BLHTIS A2TD GLASS.
eext door to MeCutchen t Co'a,3tore,)
J. E DAVIS
BOOKS . AND STATIONERY,
CLINTON STREET, HICKMAN, KY.
Ea. Particular attention paid to Filling
Manufacturer and teler in
Havana ani Domestic Cigars,
TOBACCO, SNUFF, FITES, ETC.
Toys, Kotloni, Etc.,
HiCKMAX. - KY
Southern Esprsss Ccmpany
T?0BWARD MOSEY and Freight to ai
tj points in tho Uaited States and the
territories; also to all pointa in Europe..
OVERTON, STEELE & CO.,
oet!2 - Agent.
Bcndurant & Erewry,
Wholesale Grocer, Forwarding
; COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
UIC'MJX, : : EY-
AGENTS FOR .
Olilo IUrer Halt Company.
A LAIUJE supply cf -8LT, LIME, and
CEMENT, and heavy
O K O C E IT I E S,
Sugar, ftffea and Molasses, etc., constantly
Money -Saved is Honey Made I
IN ORDER to make room for a large
SPKIN Ct AD BUMMER. STOCK, we
will sell for th next tws weeks onr entire
V CLOTIIING, EOOTS AND
; . SHOES, HATS,
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, &C,
at grertly reduced prices. Call and be con
vinced before purchasing eisewnere,
J. II. PLAUT & BRO. feb2S
HICKHA1T MARBLE WORKS
; ' HICKMAN, KT. .
J C :
Italian and American Marbli.
MONUMENTS, TOMB ANP GRAVE
HATING received a fine lot of American
and Italian ifrble, I am prepared to
aU all orders. Call and examine oar work
Oriiurs frca tho country r-roTrply filled.
CHAS. A. HOLCOMBE'S COLUMN.
DR. JOHN BULL'S
DR. JOHN BXriiZi'S
Concentrated Extract of
IB Iff C II U
' ' COMBINED' "WITH
Bromide of Potasshm.
Purohase a Bottle and carefully read direc
tio&a. BCCHU 13 A STIMULANT, and of itself
may fail to effect a cure, but Buchu,
when ecienti&c&lly combined with Bromide
of Potassium and other ingredients, pro
duce a sedative effect, and causes a healthy
action, thus increasing the powers of diges
tion, allnying irritation, reducing all un
natural swellings, stopping pain and inflam
mation, and causing the rt-pair and uutri.
mepfe in tho huiean body to be grctsrtli&n
the wastes, thus preventing decomposition
and decay, and gives nouri&htnent, health
and vigor to the system."
My Buchu is good for all diseases arising
from excesses; such as Wealcne9, and Pain
in the Back and Legs, Trembling in tho re
gion of the Heart, ffek Nerves, Pall i J
Countenance, Dryness of the Skin, Scrofula'
Syphilis, in its many forms, Ulcers, and
If your system is affected by any of the
above symptoms and diseases, relief La at
hand. Get a bottle of my Bucbu and Bro
mide of Potassium at once and you may re
ly on .being cured.
I know just what I aay. My record as a
Compounder of Medicine is second to no man
in the Southwest.
Twenty-five or thirty years ago, as my
fellow-citizens know full well, found me be
hind the prescription counter in the city iu
which I now dwell: I have cured more peo
ple of varions diseases than all the physi
cians in Louisville put together Undoubt
edly, for every single patient that any
Louisville physician has I bave a hundred.
I am no upstart of yesterday. ,My Medi
cines are a success a great success. Louis
ville is not large enough for me fohavea
competitor. I monopoliio toe holesale
ratent Medicine Trade here, one ana an
other has tried, by copying after me here
in Louisville, to compete withm, but, one
after another, their guns l:ave been silenced,
and their efforts have been abortive.
My Medicines are good aud answer the
purpose that is ttie aecrct 01 my success.
Mv reputation ai a compounder of good, re-"!
liabls articles is fully established.
I believe my Buchu and Uromide 01 I o-
tassium is the best article now in tho mar
ket for the cure of all aiseases of the urinary
or genito-unrinary organs, such as Noctur
nal Incontinence, Irritability of the bladder
nd Urethra, Inflammation of the Pelvis
of the Kidney, and all that class of diseases.
Buv a dollar bottle and secured. Le as
per directions in all cases.
JUU- LL, At. V-
llizfaotSTcr and Vcni:
SMITH TOXIC SHUT.
FOE THC CCR.E Or
AGUE AND FEVER
11 ILLS AND FEVE R,
Tbe proprietor of this celebrated medi
cine justly claims for it a superiority over
all remedies ever offered to the public for
the eafe, certain, speedy, and permanent
cure of Ague and Kever, or Chills and Fver,
whether of short or long standing. He re
fers to the entire Western and Southwest
ern eountry to bear him testimony to the
troth of the assertion, that in no case what
ever will it fail to cure, if the directions are
strictly followed and carried out. In a
great many eases a single dose has been
gnf&cient for a cure, and whole families
have been cured by a single bottle, with a
perfect restoration ot the general health.
It ia, however, prudent, and in every ease
more certain to cure, if its use is continued
in smaller doses for a week or two after the
disease has been cheeked, more especially in
difficult and long standing cases. Usually,
this medicine will not require any aid to
keep the bowel in good order; should the
patient, however, require a cathartic medi
cine, after having taken three or four doses
of the Tonic, a single dose of UULL'.S VEQ
ETBALE FAMILY FILLS will be sufficient-
BULL'S WORM DESTROYER.
Extract of a Ltttcr from Georgia.
Vii-lasow, Walker Cocntt, Ga., "I
. - June 29, 1800. ... '
Dr. John Dull Dtnr Sir; I have recently
given your lKor Jetroyer several trials,
and find it wonderfully efficacious. It has
not failed in a single instance to have the
wished for effect. I am doing a prettj
large country practice, and hare daily use
for some article of the kin i.
1 am, sir, respectfully.
JULIUS 1 CLEMENT, MY D.
P- P. So unqualified and numerous are
the testimonials ia favor of my Worm De
stroyer that newspaper space is entirely too
small to tell its merits.
It is a infallible remedy for Worms. Try
it and be convinced. See my journal for a
more full description. JOHN BULL.
St. Louie, April 80.
Dr. Johh Ecu Dear Sir: Knowing the
efficiency Of your Sarsaparilla, and the heal
ing and ben6cial qualities it possesses, I
send you tho i'ollowingsftitementomy 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 vet. I have not sat np a
moment since I was wounded. I am shot
through tho hips. , My general health is
impaired, and I need something to assist
nature. . I bave more faith in your Sarsa-
parilla than in any thing else. I wish that
that is genuine. Please express m half a
doxen bottles, and oblige .
Capt. C. P. JOHNSON,
P. S. Mr. Johnson was tbe son of a skill
ful surgeon. Ilia mother recommended to
her friends, and for many years used my
Sarsaparilla with perfect success. In Scrof
ula and Fever-sores Mrs. Johnson states
thatthe cures effected were almost miracu
lous. Read my Journal for extended in
formation and advice in yonr case. My
Journal contains " certificates of eminent
persons, ministers and medical men men
who are known here in this community for
integrity and veracity. I have recently
received mast remarkable certificate from
am eminent gentleman of Louisville.
1 All V.
BULL'S PE:T02AL TOD CHE22Y.
BULL'S CEDRQN BITTERS.
. BULL'S VEGETABLE FAMILY PILLS.
All the above medicines prepared by Dr.
John Bull at his laboratory, Fifth Street,
Louisville, Ky. . - .
For sale by C. A.. KOLCOM.BE, Druggist,
Fliekmau, Ky. . - " -
march ! " " 3y
V L i V
THE HICKMAN COURIER,
APR- i; 1S71
From the Louisvllla Ledger.
In the Senate, 00 tbp 20th tilt., Mr.
Tyler, from a special committee, made
the following report, which was onlereJ
to be printed :
"Whereas, The Governor's annual
message, and the Auditor's report, show
that the resources or assets iu the sink
ing fund far exceed the entire indebted
ness of the State; and, whereas, in ad
dition to this, it appears from the said
message that there is due from the Uni
ted States a balance of 81,193,701 86,
thus showing an excess very large in our
resources over the entire indebtedness of
this State; therefore, be it
JictoheJ, That II. A. Tyler, A.
Bradley, A. G7Tafb
and R. A. Burtoa, be appointed & special
committee, with instructions to report
whether the iadebteduess of this State
caDoot b immediately paid off, aud the
taxes decreased ; and that they also as
certain and report at nhat rate the uudue
State bonds can be purchased and paid
off, byatlling the assets in the Sinking
Fund ; said committee to report as soon
as practicable by bill or otherwise.
Twice read and adopted ; and the com
mittee reported the following, viz:
On the 10th dsy of October, 1870,
the commencement of the present fiscal
year, the outstanding and bonded indebt
edness of the State was as follows :
Bonds past due $
Six per cent, bonds maturing
November 4, 1S70
Five per cent, bonds maturing
Aprit 2o, 1871.
Six per cent, boads maturing in
Six percent, bonds maturing in
Five per eonU bonds maturing
Six'per cent, bonds maturing in
Six percent, bonis maturing iu
Sixpcr eent.bouds maturing in
Six per cent, bonds maturing in
Six per cent, bond (military
bo lids) maturing in lb&u
Making sum total of. $1,42-J,3a4 00
The cash, then, ou hand, with the es
timated receipts of the Sinking Fund for
the present Bcal year, is sufficient, in the
estimation of thg committee, to liquidate
the first four items above, the accruing
interest on the remainder, as also all oth
er accruing liabilities of the Sinking
Fund, and etill leave, at the close of this
fiscal year, a clear balance of ca.sh 3'il,
906 42, and an outstanding indebtedness
of 51,016,000. Of this tho military
bonds, 309,000, and the five per cent,
bonds maturing in 1S73, SC6.000, are
all hell by banks aud citizens of Ken
tucky. Some can be purchased at par,
and the remainder at 05 cents. The res-
idue, all six per cent, bonds maturing in
1S72, '73, '74, '73, and 7G, nnd amount
ing in the aggregate to 641,000, are held
priucipally in New York and Kurope.
To continue litwrally tho languago of
the Committee, it is believed by the
Auditor that if the arrangements were
made an5 pnblie notice given that the
State is ready and willing to cabh them
at a premium of one or two per' cent.,
thy would all be speedily presented and
the offer accepted. It remains, then, to
see what are the resoarces of the State
to at once redeem and cancel this out
standing bonded indebtedness. Upon
this point the Committee submits the
following table, showing what bonds and
stocks tbe Commissioners of the Sicking
Fund now hold : '
,7?9 shares of stock in tho
Bank of Kentucky, par $778,800 00
400 shares of slock ia the Bank
of Louisville, at i)5 cents - 88,570 00
Bondrt of the Louisville and .- .
2,178 shares of stock in the
Frankfort and Lexington R.
. 26,000 00
R., ut bO cents
2K) shares preferred stock in
Louisville, Cincinnati' and
Lexington R. R par....
Other internal improvement
stocks, valued at 10 per cent,
on original cost
Total cash value of bonds and
etooka of the Sinking Fund. $1,803,105 46
To which add estimated cash
balance above of.. 324,900 42
Making an aggregate cf cash '
and cash assets of. 1,628,011 88
with which to redeem and cancel the
above . and outstanding indebtedness of
$1,016,000 an excess over said entire
indebtedness of $612,000 ; more than
sufficient to liquidate the past and pres
ent estimated deficits of the revenue
proper. In the above estimate, the bonds
and stocks are valued at the.rate at
which they are quoted and sold upon
the market for cash, and can be turned
into cash at those figures on ehortootice.
In this estimate (says the committee)
no computation is made of the claim of
the Sinking Fund against the revenue
proper for the sum of 316,000 hereto
fore borrowed of the Sinking Fund to
supply deficit of this revenue ; but the
above happy result can and may be at
tained without uselessly increasing tbe
rate of tax to pay eaid claim ; for, as
shown, the assets being sufficient without
it to liquidate all outstanding indebted
ness, why should the burden of taxation
0UpOn the people be increased to raise
said sum ?
The commitee thinks that by-selling
off the bonds and stockB of the State all
financial embarrasments could be avoid
ed. We would have aa excess of 5012,
000 with which to liquidate all past and
present estimated deficits of the reveaue
proper, and, ia addition, there wcruld be
"TTT" .m TFT A .
'.KENTUCKY - ,' - SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1871.
our vTMJ-e.a.'tas asainst tha Federal Cinv.
eminent for ?1 193,761 86 to meet fu
ture daHcits. Moreover, with the in
debtedness of the State paid, the tax on
banks, insurance and oil companies, diri
dends cf turapikes roads, railroads, and
the rent of tbe penitentiary, amounting
annually to $18,257 81, would then, less
the interest 9 the school bonds of S87,
000, go into the treasury proper, instead
of, as new, in0 the Sinking Fund.
Many of the stocks are netting little or
no income. All of them together do not
average eixpsr cent.,"the fate of interest
we paj Bpoa our outstanding indebtnsss.
But, besides this, there are four hun
dred thousand dollars cash in Sink
ing Fund which until recently paid no
interest.; This sum is even now on de
posit in the banks at only three per
cent. : ; r .
bott, J. B. Ilayden.jihefoijQwiDsilaneuace:' "Without tho
loliQwiog i language
adoption of some such views as herein
recommenIed.it is believed thatthe rata
of taxation will have to be materially in
creased to jaeet the annual deficits of the
revenue proper. Shall we, then, increase
the burder aud rate of taxation after we
have declared by solemn legislation that
money wal worth ten per cent., rather
than sell Hocks and bonds that do not
realize six per cent, upon their market
value, or use a large fund of surplus cash
that never pays over three per cent., and
generally Bone at all?''
Entertaining these views, the committee
proposes the enactment of a law provid
ing that the Governor shall within thirty
days, appointa discreet person, other than
a member of the Board of Commis
sioners of the Sinking Fund, as an agent
to negotiate for and purchase, by and
with the consent and approval of the
Governor, the outstanding indebtedness of
the State, maturing after the close of the
present fiscal year.
JVe present the substance of this Sen
ate report ia an editorial form iu order
to draw the especial attention of our
readers to this important question. Ken
tacky is perhaps the most fortunate of
all the States in her monetary affairs.
Let our financial men look to it that ohe
soon liquidates her present email debt,
and is kept financially oninvolved for
Senator Jno. W. Stevenson, has in
troduced a bill in the Senate relieving
certain prominent gentlemen in Kentuc
ky of disabilities imposed by the 14th
amendment. The Dame of Hon. Willis
B. Machen is in this bill, and its passage
through Congress will be effected with
all p-oafcILlienaioh . .
John F. Alexander, the well-known
Illinois stockgrower, has failed. , His
liabilities are reported at tl,000,000 with
assets of nearly double that amount which
are not immediately available.
Senator Wilson, the godfather and
baptizer of the republican party, says
that party may date its downfall from tbe
time of the removal of Senator Sumner
from the chairmanship of the Committee
on Foreign Relations,
The Washington correspondent of the
Louisvilla Ledger speaks warmly of the
speech ofSenatorStevenson, of Kentucky,
a reply to Senator Sherman's vitupera-
tlve attack .on KIu Kluxing by ex Con
federates ia Kentucky and the South.
Stevenson met him bravely and ovtr-
whelmed him with an honest statement of
the facts so far as Kentucky is concerned
The Hickman Cocbieb, with an en
terprse that has ever characterized its Edi
tor, is now advoeating more and better
Railroad connections for its growing city.
In au article on the subject, the Cocbier
"We need a railroad running through
Wea Tennessee, via Troy, Dyersburg,
ad thence tapping the Southern railroad
at Jackson or Brownsville. This coun
try is rich enough to build this road if
active men would take hold of the enter
prise, and we are certain the people will
take hold of it eagerly when properly
presented." Dyersburg Gazttte
, A. S. Arnold.
It will be seen from another column
that Mr. A. 8. Arnold is a candidate for
the Legislature in the counties of Hick
man and Fulton; and it affords us pleas
ure to notice his claims. Mr. Arnold is
a centlemso of vigorous mind, excellent
judgment and has a practical lund ot in
formation, which is far preferable to more
shining, but less substantial accomplish
ments, and which eminently qualify him
fdr the position to which he ' aspires.
Such men are valuable in any commu
nity, and they can not occupy a position
where their good sense and practical judg
ment can be rendered mora useful to the
community-in which they live, than in
the Legislature. Should Mr. Arnold be
elected, we predict he will make a faith
ful, efficient and able representative of the
counties of Hickman and Fulton.-
J. J, Hickman, the Grand Sachem of
the temperance eause in this State, has
delivered ninety five lectures since Jan
nary'l 1S71 In the same time be baa
organized forty-three new lodges and
instituted 1,700 members. He has or
ganized, quite recently, six new lodges
ia Henderson county. . '
It is said that a New York coioner is
preparing a book telling all about what
to do in ca.e pf a kerosene explosion.
It don't need a book to tell what .. to do.
All that is necessary ia to send ypur ad
dress to an Undertaker just before you
light a fire with kerosene, and then let
nature take its' course. Its all foolish
ness to boy a book about it, as its per
fectly evident all tha coroner wants ia to
get his name before the kerosene burn,
Tjranlcal Taxation The Coun
Br w. it. m'daniel.
"There is no necessary evil in govern
ment it consists only in its abuse."-
It was the opinion of Montesquieu, a
French phiTosopher, "Thatthe degree of
liberty could be measured by the rate of
taxation." There may be exceptions to
this rute, but when we remember the
liberty we enjoyed before the war, and
the taxes then, and what little liberty we
have to-day aud our taxes now, we will
t inclined to think he was right. And
when we remember that a government
can do nothing for a people except at the
expense of the people, and that the
more they are governed tha more it costs
to govern them, and that government is
the best that does," "the greatest good to
the greatest number," and charges them
the least for it. What is the use of pro
tecting a man in his property and taking
U hii property to py far, Jie prctcctlou'
Such a government ends, where a thief
begins. The people are plundered by
the first "in the name of the law," aud
by the second in violation of the law.
A tax may be very small in amount,
and yet be rebelled against. John
Hampden did not rebel against the few
shillings levied on him by Charles the
First, (ship mouey) but because it was
an act of tyranny to levy it. A tax may
be just and necessary, and yet unpopular;
because it is levied by those who have no
right to do it, and vigorously collected.
A Roman Consul levied a tax on salt and
collected it inexorably, and though he
uaed the money to equip an army that
saved Kome, the people never forgave
him. They nick named him ''Saltum,"
and he was elected consul no more.
The writer was led to these reflections
by reading the correspondence of Mr.
l'rather, and the reply he received from
"behind a log." He endorses Mr. lea
ther, and if the Magistrates are required
to make brick without straw it is not our
fault. We are willing to furnish stra
when we think they need it, aud as the
people have to pay for it, I think the
people should judge the necessity for it,
and if this does not suit let them emi
grate (resign) like the children of Israel.
If State or County officers, who are re
quired to give no bond for their official
acts, are the sole judges of the necessity
for a tax and can levy it without tbe
knowledge, and collect without the con
sent of the people, there is no limit to
taxation. A Couuty Court may erect
public buildings so expensive as to im
poverish the people of the county; jut
as Louis the 14th impoverished France
to build his splendid palace, Versailles.
County Courts were first erected by
Alfred, King of England, in the year
800. Justices of tbe peace were created
107G. I wonder if the Kings of Eng
land thought they would hereafter usurp
one of the highest prerogatives of a King,
and the most precious jewel in the crown.
That Bsme prerogative belongs to the
people in a republican government, and
if the people have no power to resif t the
agicruiuiiu. of -a. iualtea of tit jwc,
truly "extremes meet," and the lowest
officer in a republican government has as
ruach power as an Emperor on his throne.
Taxation ia the sovereignty of tbe soil,
that nations gain by conquest and lose by
subjugation; and when a people suffer
this crcat right to depart ou; of their
hands they become a subjugated people.
And it does seem from the comiouui
cation of "I," that the jiitiees of the
peace are tbe sovereigns of Fulton county.
The writer was a justice of the peace
once himself and used to do jvstashe
pleased; but he" never kuew until nowj
tht he had a ngbt to do so. 1 he only
objection he had to the laws of Kentucky,
was that there was no appeal, from the
decision of the Supreme Court to a jus
tice of the peace. That objection being
now removed, we certainly have the best
code of laws in the world. - The decision
of the Supremo Court in the "Girard
County" case, falls a dead letter to the
ground and does not reach high enough
to touch a County Court. "Excelsior"
(more elevated) should be the motto on
tbe county seal. .
A Female Faroist.
The editor of the Kansas City JVeica
recently got a peep at one of the women
faro-bankers of Denver, and here is what
he has to say about her business :
A woman went through on the Kansas
Pacific train last evening, that was point
ed out to us as one of the celebrated fe
male faro-bankers of PenveT.
She was dressed tastily and quietly ia
a gray alpacca traveling suit, with gloves
and trimming of hat to match. She was
of medium stature, well formed, and not
more than 34 or 35. Her face was not
at all an unpleasant fine; must have been
very pretty some time, ere so many tell
tale lines were drawn upon it ana what
is more unusual in women of her class,
the complexion was good. .
She was on her way back from St.
Louis, where she went (so our informant
stated) to place a young boy at school.
Their faro bank at Denver has" been in
full b!at for some time, and tbe two
proprietors were reaping as rich a harvest
8S their professional "sistern" of New
York, Woodhull & Clafiio. No fights
or disturbances of any kind have ever
occurred at their rooms, and the women
conduct the game with all the suavity of
experienced professionals. '
Several lights of the gambling frater
nity of this city were at the depot, and
seemed much interested in inquiring af
ter her welfare.
Women minstrels women gamblers
women counterfeiters! Who protests
against tcojncn's rights?
A Grand State Exposition at
A Grand Industrial Exposition of the
mechanical, mineral and manufactured
productions and - arts of the State of
Tennessee, will be held at Nashville,
corner Broad and Spruce streets, com
mencing on Monday, May 8, 1871, con
tinuing until May 27, 1371, or to each
other time as the Board may direct, to
which artists, mechanics, manufacturers,
artisans, inventors, and all persons en
gaged in the production of works of art,
utility and ingenuity, in the State of
Tennessee, are most cordially invited to
contribute specimens of mineral products.
The Government receipts from Inter
nal Ptevenue from July, lt, 1870, to Feb.
ruary 24, 1871, were 6100,278,151 4
showing a decrease from the receipts
eatae period Indt year of 58,916,139 U3.
A Radical's Reaaons for not
Voting arllu llli I'arty.
Washington, March 16, 1871.
Hon. J. R. McCormick:
Deab Sib: Your note asking my
reasons for withdrawing from the repub
lican caucus on Wednesday night last is
- Ordinarily the proceedings of caucu
ses are regarded as sacred, and not to be
revealed, but as the proceedings of the
several caucuses held have been made
known, so far as related to me, through
tbe public print, I have no occasion te
withhold trotn you the reasons which
prompted my action ou the occasion al
Elected as a liberal republican, and
pledged to a tariff for revenue, and
against protection, and for full amnesty
and removal of all disabilities imposed
upon those engaged in the late rebellion,
placed me in a conditioo where I could
not be governed by a majority vote in
the caucus meetings of the republican
party upon those subjects, and at the
first 'Ceeti.og wl; .1 nullified. I uo an
nounced to the caucus. Objections were
rrra.de to my remaining in the caucus, as I
was opposed to all of the fundamental
principles of the party, and could not be
bound by the action of the majority ; and
still another objection was made, that I
had voted for General Morgan for Speak
er of the House.. I told them I could
not have done otherwise, under my pria
ciples and pledges in my canvass.
The matter passed off only to be re
newed again at our Dext meeting.
It was again asserted that I was oppos
ed to the fundamental principles and
measures of the republican party. Upon
reflection I came to the conclusion that
as there was no agreement between my
views and the views of the majority of
tbe caucus upon these questions or meas
ures, no good could result from my par
ticipating in the caucus, and, hence, I
withdrew. To yield to a majority iu the
caucus would be but surrendering every
thing to the protectionists, and to those
who seem to think the continued humil
iation and degradation of the white peo
ple of the South the" strongest bond of
union and communion in the republican
party. This I could not do without a
violation of the pledges I made duriog
my canvass. Could I, by adding my
vote to the democratic vote in the House,
redeem my pledges made to my constit
uents, and fail to do it because a majori
ty of the republican caucus decreed oth
erwise, I would be unfaithful to my
pledges, and unworthy the confidence of
an enlightened constituency.
To be thus controlled by a majority
would but be placing myFclf io the con
dition of being elected as a "free trader"
and "liberslist," and voting in the inter
est cf "protectionists" and" proscrip
If the republican party baa no higher,
nobler, nor more exalted a mission, aim,
and purpose, than the taxing of the peo
pie of the West for the benefit of the
aristocrats and monopolists of the East,
and the continued degradation and hu
miliation of the white people of tho
houth, then I must confess that I am at a
loss to sec isow myself aud my libera
republican friends in my district, who
agree with me 10 sentiment, can consist
ently longer affiliate or act with it.
J. G. Blaib.
THC NECIIO CUG'IIC;S:1ICS.
SUetch or tho fMisky Statesmen
111 ttie 1 1 IX! 4 6-
The Washington correspondent of the
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel thus de
scribes the negro Kepresentativca in the
There are five members of the new
House of Represenatives who' are , ne
Josiah T. Walb, from Florida, is of
very deemed ebony hue. He sported
to day a fleshy shoo fly cravat, and
his - hair kinked to tight tht it kept
his month open. He will never stand
in need of curling tongs. Ben Tur
ner, from Alabama, is a very large black
negro. - He looks like an ass very sleepy,
very greasy. Pure African 'sent, no Cau
casian blood trickles through his veins.
It looks dark in the House all around
him. . -
South Carolina contributes three dar
kies. DcLarge is a quite bright pump
kin color, and is acceptable as a substi
tute for Bowen. He is reputed eon of
the late Judge Fetigru, of , Charleston.
Elliott you recognize at once as nothing
more or less than a plain corn-field negro.
He has what is known as a shovel face,
and could readily eat peas out of a bottle.
Fifteen inches must intervene between
the back of his head and the front or his
mouth. His complexion is of the sty ft
of a shoe that has bean blacked, but Dot
polished. He would pass as a connect
ing link between a gorilla and a pure
negro. Bainey. the barber, yeu have
beard .about be puts on many airs aa he.
shows his fellows areund. When those
members from the South who desired to
take the test-oath presented themselves
befofe the bar of the House disgust ran
riot. A crewe of. miserable," spawning
vagabonds, they shocked -all the sensi
bilities of human nature.
Tornado In Graves County. :
"Our flourishing little town of Boyds
ville, in this county,; was visited by a
terrible tornado on last Wednesday,
which did considerable damage, and came
near taking the; life of eeveral human
beings? The house of Mr. Fittman, a
good substantial log, was blown down,
the wind carrying some of the boards as
fara3 a mile. Mrs. Pittman was badly
hurt by the falling of the house, and Mr.
Pittman- was carried eeveral yards by
the wind. The wind went noTiheast a
far as Mr. Searight's, taking the top
from his dwelling, tearing trees up by
the roots, and demolishing stables and
fences generally. The raid was about
60 yards wide, and extended only about
two miles. - Our s informant snys things
looked equally there for awhile, and as
he saw a good sized pig going over tbe
top of a barn, he thought bis time would
come next. Majijithl Democrat.
A Texas paper te ports that since last
September,1 119.000 immigrant! from
Tennessee and Georgia, with 1.CG4 wag
ons, bave entered the "Lone Star" State,
and that this is but a part of tbe great
tide-wave of population Sowing to the
south west. -
Maxim A poor man ia t be avoid
ed he lacks principal.
Terms, of Subscription to tla
a 00 run yeah i. advahcis.
yAJlress, Tulluher 'IIicxh. Coctia," ,
Hid man, Ky. . ... . . '
IlEGL'LtATIAiG THC I A6UI0.1II.
Lcglxlaflntr on lloopi Ttie
Aaked Truth feuppresvad.
" In the Canadian House of Assembly,
some time since, they had quite aepiritfd
debate 00 the bill to prohibit frinolir ,
introduced by Mr. Aikense. We pub
lish a few of the most brilliant ps?aaiit.
Mr. Drummond wa an ardent admirer
of hoops from childhood." He vu born
with a love of hoops. When he was m
child of tender growth, he ced to truntl!
his hoop, all unconscious of the fate tt it
was iu store for him. Later io lift 'he
swallowed a ring, which resulted it
whooping cough, and even oow the fig Tit
or an empty hogthcad brought Uanitto
his eyes. "
Mr. Brown complained that It was im
possible sow to choose a wife, since I r
defects were so hidJen by Loops aod J
velopcd in criucdine that the nakod
H pea ker0 rder.
Mr.'Hrowo Mr. Speaker
.Speaker The honorable gentleman ia
out of. cr der. ,. , . .. . . . t
Mr. Brown But, , Mr. Spttlxr, ".te
Hold yonr tongue, eir.
Mr. Brown Tbe Daked '
Speaker Upon my aoul, Brown, !
ience, or I'll have you arrested.
Mr. Brown Permit roe to explain,
Mr. Speaker. When I said the nskei
Speaker (yelling) Clear tbe gallettea
of ladies, Mr. Sergeant.
Mr. Brown In tbe name of tbe seven
teen graces snd fifteen muses, Mr. S; ek
er let me apologize; I only meant to t y
that hoops and crinoline had reached to
such a rotundity that it was impossible
to arrive at the naked
Speaker (frantically) Death and L'ao
devils! Stop, or I'll brain you with tha
mace. Consider the impropriety cf '
"Brown (wildly) Truth I truth t trnihl
Naked truth was what 1 was going to.
Mr. Dunbar r.oss understood hi hoo- '
orabla friend to say that the people C9tiM
not pass along the streets without being
assaulted by highwaymen. Now,surly,
the honorable member from Lake On
tario could not but be aware that the
character of every member of the House
was afft?cted by such dam '
Mr. Talbot objected to such unparlia
Mr. Boss protested against interrap
tion. He was going to say dam
Mr. Cameron The honorable menlcr
should not swear in that dreadful n.an
Mr. Ross Wasn't doing anything f
the kind, but would be tempted to d) ao
if not allowed to finish his seotent J
but Buch a dam order, order !J data
confusion he would repeat It by
such a dam tremendous uproar.
Mr. Wright stood up and moved, a raid
the wildest oonfusion, that Mr. Bos be
expelled from the House for such awful
language. . -
Mr. Boss (black Io the face) exclaimed
that damaging statements waa all that
he meant to aay when be was interrupt
ed by a fool.
Mr. Talbot Who's a fool?
Mr. Ia loonlirie ' " "
Mr. Cameron Who's an ass?
Mr. Ross (wildly) Foolicb asaer:loos
To be a poor fellow ; to fight; to majrh
it; to work at the plow, the loom, the
sledge hammer, the bellows and tho an
vil ; to cut down trees ; to build houses ;
to dig canals; construct railroads, make
steam vessels, cast cannons, create cities,
climb to the top of the mast whep the
seas roll and the wind blows) to furl
sail that will save the lives of forty fe
male passengers; to chuck coal into the"
furnace; to feed the fire that heat th
water, that makes the eteam, that tirgen
the ship, that bean the husband that
loves the wife to the house that love built
io the city that meo built; to stand in
the pitileB storm at night, and guard the
slumbers of a town or in the frotit of
battle, brave the assault that would over
whelm the ballot aud tbe bonnet, and
life and liberty or when tbe fierce dimes
lick the chamber, mouut through iti ter
rors to save a woman, who bad fainted
with a child'clinging to her bosom. And
not to get the nicest parts of a turkey or
a chicken, or anything else, if wouau
ia by, and wants them.
A Thief's Tkick. Tbe other day a
New Orleans detective arrested a minoa
suspicion ct having stolen a . valuable
diamond rin. Beioc hard . pressed, the
thief owned np, and surrendered the
jewel to the officer, who placed Ilia hi
shirt-bosom. On the way to the look-up.
the officer and prisoner got ou beard a
horse car, and io doing eo the former
was considerably jostled by croud on
the platform. Just then the priaoner
whispered in his ear "Look out, captain;
that was a thief who passed you, just
now." The officer glanced at hii thirt
front. The ria was rone I He ft: rune
from the car and started in pursuit of
the imstrioary thief., It was needless to
say he waa not to be found, and whi a he
returned his prisoner waa then m' sior
lie. The next day-vte vigilant Q') de
tective had his already overwrought
feelings lacerated anew by the rectiptof
a pencil line: "Captain, I'm gone ; I uke
the pin with
me; it is too nice to give
Mb. James A. Weston, says the C'tcia.
nati Enquirer, the new Democratic Gov
ernor ot New Hampshire, isthe present
Mavor of Manchester in that fitate; He
is forty-three years of age, and is bu pro
fession a civil engineer. He occupies a
prominent position on the CoDoord ..lail
road. Save the office of Mayor, in has
never before teen in pubho etaUf 1. A
man of irreproachable cbartctet and
great personal popularity, he win the
oae best calculated to lead the Deuio:ratio
hosts to victory,. A bright futurs M be
fore him. ... ; ' ' ' -
A rbiter in Calloway count; lays
the wheat throughout that county loofca
epleodid, and the prospect f jr a heavy
crop never was better. The peaeli treea
are all in bloom, . and, .if winter , don't
"linger in the lap of spring" lor- i!0f;h
to n?p it in the bud, the crop cf pinches
will be a bountiful one. Not mui h plow
ipg has been done thia epricg, f4 tha
weather bs been inost too moist for
breaking , ground. Prcparatitmr are
making for a lar.ee crop of t)base(, tad,
if the se;vsou open well, there wi S It a
a largo crop of corn put iaal ,o. . , ,
Grant and Maynard is tbe tit tet ef
the Cast Tenceisee Radical! ht Tl
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