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W&R. POE, Proprietor. “VERITAS O M JS IP O TEN S.’’ J. H. BALDING, Publisher.
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Here’s a health to the loved one, whose name
is a treasure,
Too sacred for mention in jest or in boast;
Let the heart drink its fill, not of wine, but of
And its own silent throb beat in response to
the toast.
Let the joys of the past, and the hopes of to
Fill brimful otir goblets, pure, sparkling
and bright;
And euvy not him who from either can borrow
Some spot where the heart loves to linger to
Let us blush not to ovfn it—a tear starts un
That love’s vale and fountain are not our’s
But pledge her heart’s hope, wheresoever’tis
iiiddcn, 1
Though it never may beat in respoue to our
Then, a health to the loved one, our goblets
flow over,
With mem’ries sweet as from love's fountain
Whate’er be the future, the past will still
Around the bright spot where the heart
loves to cling.
What President Davis Thinks of Ther.:.
A day or so ago we gave extracts from
Dr Creven’s book, “The Prison Life of
Jefferson Davis,” which purported to ex
press the sentiments of the President of
the late Confederacy on reconciliation and
reconstruction; we now give the following
extract as showing the opinion lie entertains
of Toombs, Memminger, Bragg, Pemberton,
and others:
He spoke of Toombs as a man of great
natural force and capacity, but a destroyer,
not a builder up; a man of restless nature,
a born Jacobin, though with honest inten
tions. Pope Walker, a gentleman of ex
cellent intentions, but wholly without the
requisite experiences or capacities for so
vast a trust. Mr .Memminger he respected,
but the utter failure of Confederate finance
was the failure of the cause. Had Mr
Memminger acted promptly on the propo
smon or ueposuung couon in Europe anu
holding it there for two years as a basis
for their currency, their circulating median)
might have maintained itself at par to the
closing day of the struggle; and that, in
itself, would have insured victory. Ben
jamin was the ablest and most faithful
member of bis advisory council; a man
who realized that industry is the mistress
of success, and who had no personal aspira
tions, no wishes that were not subordinate
to the prosperity of the cause. In the early
part of the war Benjamin furnished a par
allel to Mr Seward, both believing and
avowing that the impending crisis would
not last longer than sixty or ninety days,
though-Benjamin relaxed no labor or pre
paration on that account.
. I asked how Mr. Memminger had ob
tained prominence in so aristocratic a state
as South Carolina, the report, being that he
was a founding’ born .with little claim to
either wealth or name- Mr. Davis said
he knew nothing of the matter, and imme
diately* turned the conversation, appearing
Toombs, even when in the cabinet, had
been impracticable and restless. Out of it
he.became an active malcontent, and was
powerfully supported in every perverse and
pernicious suggestion by Gov. Brown, of
Georgia. Vice-President Stephens had
lent the government no assistance, contin
ually holding himself aloof from Bichmond
,—perhaps on account of iil health; hut
certainly his health mu.si have been very
wretched indeed, if poorer than that of Mr.
Davis during many of his most trying and
laborious mouths. Be the cause what it
might, however, the absence, if not apathy,
of Mr. Stephens, had been an element of
weakness, and led him to be regarded by
the malcontents as a friend and pillar oi
their cause. * * * * Of the officers
on the Confederate side, Mr Davis spoke
in nign terms ot uen. ime as a great soiuier
and pure Christian gentleman; also in praise
of Bragg and Pemberton, though the two
latter, from unavoidable circumstances and
the hostility of the party opposed to Mr
Davis, had not been accorded the position
due to then ' lie opinion in
their sectior ade’a splendid
defense of Vicksburg, and might have been
relieved if the officer commanding the
army sent to relieve him (Gen. .Johnson)
had not failed to obey the postive orders to
attack Gen Grant which Mr. Seddon,
then secretary of war, had sent. If the
same officer, who was upheld in command
by ibeanli administration party, had vigor
ously attacked Sherman at Atlanta when
directed, the fortunes of war would have
been changed, and Sherman hurled back
to Nashville, over a sterile and wasted
country—his retreat little less disastrous
than Napoleon’s from Moscow. He did
not do so, and was relieved—Gen. Hood
a true and spirited soldier, taking his place
—but the opportunity was then gone; and
to this delay, more than to any other cause,
the southern people will attribute their
overthrow, whenever history comes to be
truly written. Bragg’s victory over Rose
crans at Chickamauga, Mr. Davis regarded
as one of the most brilliant achievements
of the war considering the disparity of the
forces. The subsequent concentration of
Grant and Hooker with Kosecrans, and
the victory ol their combined forces at.
Lookout mountain, was the result of an
audacity or desperation which no military
prudence could have foreseen So confident
Was Bragg in the impregnability of his
position, that immediately after the bat
tle of Chickamauga ho detached Long
street, with 16,000 men—about one
third of his entire force—to make a
demonstration against Knoxville, thus
indirectly threatening Grant’s communica
tions with Nashville. Bragg’s position
was finally carried by the overwhelming
numbers of the enemy. The opponents of
his administration censured Bragg for de
taching Longstreet, but the subsequent
events which made that movement unfortu
nate were of a character which no prudence
could have foreseen, no military calculation
taken into view as probable. All such
reflections were idle, however, concluded
Mr Davis, and he must not be again be
trayed into their indulgence Success is
viture and defeat crime
Duni the dorg! ’1 here goes a three by
five pane of glass out of the door, and
there goes the cussedest, and wussedest
piece of exciteable. canine we ever saw !
Four years ago, the day after a chap on
the cars had the upper part of his smite
punched for calling us a traitor, Po
Muteher gave us that red and brindic
batch of a dog. then (lone up smart like,
but looking so bull doggish that we were
afraid of his picture lor a week ! Po. said
he was an Alabama bull dog, imported
from New Jersey in a basket, as a sample
of the handsome of that country. But he
was a pretty purp. Ilis tail was no longer
than a wicked man’s prayer, and was full
as stunnin! And those ears! They
looked like a small corner of plug tobacco
And such eyes! And such eyebrows!
When he was but a child, so-called, some
monster must have slung him first agaiust
a stonewall, f ir his eyelids looked like Ben
Butler's sort ’o shamed ot something! Ilis
jaws were pretty jaws 1 hey were so se
vere in their angles—there was so much
jaw in proportion to the purp that he
wanted to call him Swisshclm, but lie
wasn’t that kind ot a pet. But he was
nigh onto all jaw.
We kept him four weeks in the sanc
tum. and all that time hired a nigger to
watch him. Ile’d steal—steal u no name
for it. So we concluded to call him John
Drown. And he kept the nigger mighty
busy watching him, till at last the nigger
being such a smart, mimicky, educational
cuss, got so much worse nor the dog, that
we kept the dog to watch the nigger.
Kgad! wasn’t it a full team? Strange how
niggers will learn things.
And he was the hungriest dog we ever
saw. A penny worth of beef didn’t last
him as long as a ten dollar hill would a
Democrat the night before an election, lie
. bad a fine voice for beef. And wiiat the
dog would not eat the nigger would. And
the dog grew large and ponderous about
the jaws, lie used to eat papers, books,
mats, vests, old hats, gloves, patent leather
boots, window curtains and sieh. He ate
such stijff for desert. That dog ate a full
calf-bound set of Harper’s \\ eekly one day,
just on account of the calf. And lie ate
ten copies of the Chicago Tribune one day,
but the lies in them papers made him so
dogoned sick all that week, that he would
have died if the nigger in ’em hadn't em
tieked ’em out, and so ho got well! But
he never pined himself to a shadow hank
ering after Republican newspapers any
more. And he kept on stealing. We al
ways thought them Republican newspapers
aided in the development of that com
lJ'itnf tr Vo WOJ C1IIUI frv *>11 nirr_
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ger earned for us.
He'd walk out on a rainy day for his
health and always come back with some
thing he hud found. Once it was a lady’s
vei1. Then it was halt a ham, with a
butchej's knife sticking in it. What be
wanted to bring toe knife with him for is
] more than we know, uniess he had to cut
and run. One day he came in with a ba
by’s cradle There was some blood on the
edge of it, and all that alternoon the man
; wis out ringing a bell and yelling “boy
| lost!’’ John Drown didn’t go out for two
j or three days ! Once he came in with a
wooden leg in his teeth. That night a
wooden legged soldier was missing, but.
as cripple soldiers were of no account, be
didn’t try to keep shy a bit He brought
us the leg, no doubt thinking it the kind
of club we like for the Da Oros.se Demo
crat. And he used to find money! He'd
go into a store and snatch greenbacks out
of a cash drawer just as handy ! One day
he came in with a contribution box he’d
stolen from the entry way of a close com
rnunion church.
He carried the box behind the end ol
the sideboard, broke it open—and looked
sick! John Drown never stole a coutri
•bution box again, and after that, when
we’d point to that box and smile, he’d drop
his tail, what there was of it, and look like
Den Dutler dues when having his picture
taken ! And he’d steal halters, bridles,
saddles and such stuff. And as he grew
older, he’d actually unhitch a horse and
lead him across the lino into Minnesota
When any one would call out • John
Brown,’’ he’d go for a horse sure! And
so we had to change his name. What to
call the cuss we didn’t know But as he
had chawed up so many books, and was
always meddling with what was none of
his business, and grew to bo sort of dog
matic. and radical about bis bloody jaws,
we left off calling him John Brown, and
called him Charles Suinner. For a while
he seemed to like it He was an ambi
tious dorg. and to keep his name good,
meddled with so much that was noncofhis
business, that at last he got a dog goned
caning which so ati’eeted his back bone
that we had to send for Anna Dickinson.
After she strengthened his spina! vertebrae,
he howled and ranted around so, we had
'to change his name again.
80 we called him General Curtis. And
that seemed to please him mightly. He'd
stand on his hind legs, poke the hair outol
his eyes, and when he went out doors,
strut about as though he was going to fight
a I’ea Ridge battle! And what notice
he'd take of mules! Hebecame enamored
of mules, and often would lead them to the
outskirt of the city and hide them in the
bushes And he grew into such a taste
for cotton.
Never was a dorg so fond of cotton.—
Twan’t safe for half the ladies when out
prominading in full costume to meet the
dorg itt the street In fact he had such a
love for cotton that it twan’t safe to let
him walk on the street, nor stay in the
sanctum nor go to any place, so we called
him General Higel. That bothered him!
He had a tough time of it Gracious, how
he’d twist his jaws and hark! And he
loved to get into a dog fight, too. He’d
whip any dog in the city. But it took so
long to get him into a fight that he was
useless. You see when we wanted him to
tight one dog, we would set him on anoth
er, and then he would hack into thetother
one, and then fight his way out! But it
took so long to learn his style, and then it
twan’t always convenient to get up two
fights, so wo changed his name again
He grew beautiful each day. In fact he
! was a handsome cuss! And folks took so
much notice of him, he forgot ho was
nothing but poor dorg, and he acted so
that wo thought be.5t to call him General
1). . '
JtJiJk UU<
You never saw such a change come over
any dorg. lie grew cunninger and cuii
ninger every day. He would go to tho
butcher shops and nth his paws on the car
I cars of dead beet', and come home to make
us bdieve that he had been fighting. And
as he growled so when ho came and never
had any cuts or wounds on him we thought
! he was getting to be terribly brave. But
at last we found him out. And how that
dog would strut! And he grew mean.
He would drive small dogsaway from their
bone, and go to chasing kittens to some
point out of harm’s way.
And he would sn tp and snarl at women
—always insulting them. And he had
half a dozen purps he picked up around
the city as mean but not as smart as he, and
these pups would chase poor girls into
some corner where Ben. Butler would scold
at, bark at, and then after rubben his dirty
nose over them, leave them with some
wound upon them. But when lie heard a
gun, Lord bless you, ho.v lie run and hold
his tail close between his legs. We had
lots of trouble with him. When he saw a
church he wanted to go in and steal some
Anil when lip snw a telegraph report in the
office ho looked ns though lie wanted to change
it some way. The only thing he was tit for
was to watoll jewelry stores! Let that dog go
by a show window where there would be some
silverware, an i he'd sta d there all day.
And lie d look into store windows, and break
into churches tolookat the communion plates.
And he'd follow a funeral for miles ii' there
was a silver plate on the coffin. Most of the
I folks always thought lie wa , one of the mourn -
I ers. But when found that the graves were
silver plates, screws, &c., gnaw si front codin
lids, we knew wlmt a vehement mourner Ben.
Butler was. \ funeral procession just passed
the door—and that is what the dog goned dog
went out for so quick !
If any body wants a red and brindle, square
jawed pet of litis kind, whose keeping will not
amount to over six hundred dollars a month,
unless we have to pay his stealing, we'd like
to sell him. He is a sweet p t—just such a
purp as some poor man who is not able to buy
a window curtain or a book for his wife to read
would want. lie can cat n horse and chose
his rider up a tree any day, and were it not for
his peculiarities, would be a line dog. lie’ll
eat anything, from an inkstand to a liniu
shirt—from a pound of candies to a baby—
from a magazine to an inditi rubber boat, and
grows handsomer every day he lives. We’ll
sell him cheap. For particulars address with
revenue stamp to prepay return postage on
the dog, which is such a handy thing to have
Your most dog goned truly.
Lost Sheep.—A preacher of the Methodist
Church wits traveling in one of the back set
tlcmeuts. and stopped a’ a cabin, where the old
lady received him very kindly. After setting
provisions before aim, she began to question
“Stranger, where mought you be from?”
“Madam, reside in Shelby County, Ky,
“Wall, stranger, hope no otfeuee, but what
mought you be doin’ up here?”
“Madam, l am searching for the lost sheep
of the tribe of Israel.”
“John, John !” shouted the old lady, “come
rite here this minnit; here’s a stranger all
the way from Shelby County, Kentucky, a
hunting stock, and 1 11 just bet my life that
| tangle-haired old black ram that’s been in our
I lot last week is one of his’n.
Home-Bred Proverbs.
Good proverbs are excellent things They
are to sensible conversation what good sauce
is to fine well cooked meat. One of the au
thors of misspelt and quaint letters—Josh
Hillings—has put forth a few that will pass
for very good. We quote them:
It is highly important, when a man makes
up his minde tew bektim a raskall, that he
should examine hisself clusly, and see if he
aint better konstructcd for a phool.
Real happiness don’t consist so mutch in
what a man don’t hav, as it duz in what he
don’t want.
Wo arc ap tu hate them who wont take our
advice, and despise them who do.
Thare are a great multitude ov individuals
who are like blind muls, anxious enough to
kick, but can’t tell wliare.
Thoro is two things in this life for which
we are never fully prepared, and that iz,
Marrin for love nin bo a little' risky, but it
is very honest.
It iz dredful cazy tew be a phool—a man'
kan be one and not know it.
Gravity is very often inistakin for wisdum,
but thare is as much difference as there is be
tween a gide board and the man who maid
What a man spends in this life, he saves;
what lie dont git want rnout for him, and what
he saves, he loozes.”
“Rizc arly, work hard and late, live on what
yu kant sell, give nothing awa, and if yu dont
die ritch, and go tu the devil, yu ma sue me
for damages.”
“A man running for office puts me in mind
ov a dog that's lost—he smells ov every body
he meets and wags hisself all over.’’
Treasure-Trove—A Negro Finds a Bag nf Cold
in a Hollow Log—Truth is Stranger than
-“Gold, gold, gold,
Glittering in great heaps—
Concealed in caves and roots of trees,
Hid from the world’s eye.”—[Timon of Athens.
A short time before our civil war throw Its
lurid light over the land, an unmarried man
moved from Mississippi to Dyer county in this
State, and settled a place a few miles from
I)yer3burg. He commenced the quiet but
prosperous life of a farmer. When a call was
made for troops he abandoned his occupation
and enlisted as a soldier In the Confederate
army, and was killed during the siege at. Vicks
burg, being almost an entire stranger in the
county, nothing was known of hi.s family or
affairs. At the close of the war, his place was
cultivated by a Mr. Wilson. A short time
since, during tne cold weather, a negro of
Captain Hall's went out on the place to cut a
“bacK-log, which he am. Un placing it on
the tire, lie remarked that it was the heaviest
log for its Hize he ever lifted. The fire burned
bright and merrily, and in a short timo a
stream of yellow lava commenced running on
the hearth, which proved *o bo melted gold.
The Dyersburg Gazette assures us that the
gold, all of which was not melted, weighed
twenty pounds, and is still in possession of
tlte finder. It is supposed that the Mississip
pian on entering tho army stowed his gold
away in the log for safe keeping, -‘where rt lay
concealed until plucked away by accident.”
-1 ^ i .
A Short Sermon.—The following illustra
tion of the effects of some revivals, and the
after actions of those, who, duriug the revival
are supposed to have been brought within tho
fold of Christ, was given by a colored preach
er in Alabama a short time since. There is a
great deal of truth in it. as experience often
verifies: “My bredren,” said he, “God bless
your souls, ’ligion is like de Alabama river.
In de spring come fresh, and bring in all do
ole logs, slabs and sticks, dat hab bin lyin’ on
de bank, and carry dent down in de current,
liymeby de water go down—den u log cotch
here on de islan’, den a slab gits cotohed on
de shore, and de sticks on de bushes—and
dere dey lie, withrin’ an’ dryin’ till come
anoder fresh. Jus’ so dare come ’vival of
ligion—dis ole sinner brought in, Hat olo
backslider brought back, an de ole folks seem
coinin’, and mighty good time. But bredren,
God I less your souls; bymeby’vival’s gone;
den dis ole sinner get stuck on his own sin,
den dat ole backslider is cotched where he
was afore, ori jus’ such a rock—den one after
’noder dat had got 'ligion lies all ’long de
shore, and dat- dey lie till ’noder ’vival. Be
lubbed bredren, God bless your souls; keep
m de current.”
Heading Newspapers.—It is a great mis
take in female education to keep a young la
dy’s tunc and attention devoted to only tho
fnsltionabli literature of the day. If you
would qualify her for conversation you must
give her something to talk about; give her an
education with the actual world and its trans
pil ing events. Urge her to read the newspa
pers and become familiar with the present
character and improvements of our race. His
tory is ol some importance, but the past world
is dead, and we have nothing to do with it.
Our thoughts and our ooucerns should be the
present world; to know what it is and im
prove the condition of it. Let her have in
tel.i'v'iit opinions, and be able to sustain an
intelligent conversation concerning the men
tal, moral and political improvements of our
times. Let her gilded annuals and poems on
the centre table be kept a part of the time
covered up by weekly and daily journals. Let
the whole family, men, women and children
read the newspapers.
Wife —There is no combination of letters
in the English language which excites more
pleasing and interesting associations in the
mini of mart than the word wife. It presents
to the mind’s eye a cheerful companion, a dis
interested adviser, a nurse in sickness, a
comforter in misfortune, and an ever affec
tionate companion. It conjures up the image
of a lovely woman who cheerfully undertakes
to contribute to your happiness, to partake
with you the cup of weal or woe which destiny
may offer. The word wife is synonymous
with the greatest blessing, and we pity the
unfortunate wight who is compelled by fate’s
severe decree to trudge alone through life's
dull pilgrimage without one.
-A young couple had been married by a
Quaker, and after the ceremony he remarked
to the husb >nd: “Friend, thou are now at the
I end of thy troubles.” A few weeks after, the
• young man came to the good minister, boiling
over with rage (his wife was a regular vixen,)
| "1 thought you told me that I was at the end of
; my troubles!” “So I did, friend, but I did act
say which end,”

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