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THC7BSD&Y JULY 18,. 1895.
In another column is an extract
showing the consummation of a deal
which will materially add to the pop
ulation of a neighboring state and
apparently of that cjass of people
which no, state can afford to Jose and
any 1)9 glad tq obtain. Put wa do
not see any colonies cpmingintQ Ten?
nessee. Why is it? Judging from
appearances, the reign of the promo
ter of companies and so called capi
' talists has paised, and the hraii) and
muscle, bone and sinew of the coun
try is taking hold.
Does Tennessee a,nt any of this
kind, qr is the millionaire the only
one to be desired, qr do people avoid
the State ? If so, for what cause? Is
it bad laws, poor titles, poor educa
tional advantages? If so, why has
pot some one tried tq remedy object
ions which keep ou,t enterprise and
settles. Thp Governor of this State
should know as well as those qf our
neighbors any hindrances tq militate
against te State but we do not hear
from the Qqyernqr of Tennessee any
recommendation tq amend laws, like
the Governor qf Alabama, qr being
interested in securing desirable colon
ists like the popular EJx-Goyernor of
Looking at it from our standpoint
Tennassee is a veritable Sleepy Hol
low, and wants younger men and
leis politics tq saye it from getting
quite tq the tail end qf the procession.
. i I r
We want n this State a law
requiring compulsory attendance
at some school, at least six
months in every year, fcr all un
dertheage of fifteen. We be
lieve also, t'it tet books used
in the public schools should be
furnished by the school directors
from a tax laid direct in each
county, as an economical meas
lire and a saving to the tax-payers.
We had hoped that the
eervanta of the peop'e, their
representatives to the general as-
pembly, would have allowed the
constitution of the State to be re
vised, hut they coul4 not allow it,
br;iug to busy in other matters
which are not an hnor ;o the
statu. jS the people ol Ten ties
see must wait uutil ;heir servants
allow fh"hi to bring up the eons j
stituMOuto tho requirements of
Had the Oon-titutwnal reyion
been allowed, wn hd determined
to make an etibrt to point out
to the convention, 6ome things
which would bench' t the p ople I
in te particular matter ot eduoas j
tion, aiid which. we believe is the i
duty of every ci i?en to roster in
evdry way possible.
A lew years ago, a pretty, hyp- .
lug mise in answer to a qiu suou
said to us,' I don't like the ptub
lie school. Thy are not nice. '
Subsequent association has pers
haps given us other light on the
Now wl a-k if the public
schools are a they ought to be?
Where is the cause? Whose is
the b'aiii' ?
We prop se to auswer these
and othei questions in later jostles
and shall trample alike on cus
tom and toes as occasion r- quires
Test 53, U. A. K,
At a regular meeting of the
Pott, held last Saturday, the
following otliuers were installed.
Commande Andrew Harris,
8 V. Corumandfa Austin Cop
inger J. V. Cornmaiider, Abra
ham Kdgo re, Jr , Burgeon Dal
las Dixou Chaplain, Pleas, M.
Pryor; 0. D. Jackson Lee; 0. G.
J. M. Abies.
The Post hopes to go to Chat.,
tan oga in September on the oc
casion of the opening of the Na
tional Park, and take part in the
parade. They are also taking
steps to establish a camp of Sjns
A Summer Experience.
As. one of our young mon was
wending his way home from Sabbath
school last Sunday, he met with an
experience which he thought worthy
to be embalmed in verse, and accor.
dingly wrote the following qn the
fly-leaf of his hymn book,
There is a large, ferocious goat,
Whose Christian name is Billy,
lie butted me beneath the cqat
And nearly knocked me silly;
Oh! if you valine life and limb,
Do n't tritle, gentle youth, with him,
lie 's full of Satan to the brim,
This goat whose name is Billy.
The School Directors Vote.
The S'hool Directors of :he
7th Dirtrict, hi" a meeting held,
Monday, July 15, i
VOT; D to tbi4i a second
ary t ch- o in the 2nd, Snb. Din
triet, to tuki effect on and afar
.Jan. 1, 1806 -
New York Telegram. Of the giu-sts
In the report of the 4th of July that were ( presed to. him, .he re
cvenir.g.. programme, the number garded one wnh an.eye of vngue re
"Beautiful Star" should .have read; cognition.
Trio, Miss Francis ana Misses Gus- ' "Surely 1 have 'even you somewhere
tafson. We make this mention in before" said the '"ol oriel.
justice to Mips Lydia Gustafson who "Was l'tifot abont 80 years ago?"
took pa it tnd did well, . .... . asked the other." "That is to say, in
Mrs. Brown, mother of R. Jy
Brown, had extra good luck with
her beans. From a little patch as
one man puts it, "Not worth a von- ?nm 7
tinental," she realized 9.00. We erate- , .
congratulate the old lady, as she did "Abd so have I, 'replied the guest,
all the work herself. ' "for lVw tIlen th'?1 1 had tbe V?or
, 'of capturing a certain Federal Colon-.
Let everybody work with ; a will -eI , pont y0 , reniemblr Maj G. V.
for tht opening of the secondary in Rjimbaut of G(in. Fon-est's corn
January next. Much his to be done, maT1(y" 1 ' r -
an addition to the school house and The colonel did rrniember, and the
proper seats. The directors are two ex-warriors soiht a corner and
willing to do it, lt us all support recalled the details of the event. Col.
em' ! Ingersoll, in command' of an Illinois
Remember the public school op- regiment of cavalry, had undertaken
ens on Monday next. We urge ev id prevent a large force of Forrest's
erybody to send their children and' men jfrorn crossing a certain stream,
that regv larly, and besides that go to Leaving the greater part of his com
the school and see how they get a- mand to destroy1 a bridge, Ingersoll
long, I moved up one side of the stream with
We propose when the Sequachee a few mt'n a,,d a fieM Piec? in WM
Town & Improvement Co('fl agent' to annoy the Confederates on tho
returns to pay a visit to their vine- other ide bef,,re the' cou,d reach tl)0
yards and tell our readers what we brid&e- Bwt Forre ot to lJm
gee bridge, crossed it,' and by superior
'number, routed its defenders. Then
The bridge on Tennessee avenue he pr0CCC(ie(1 atW In-ersoll. Tho
at Marion St., has been repaired by uon Colonel wasJ unhoped while
direction of Judge Kelly aV County leaping a fence, and the enemy led by
expense, for which, thanks. Maj. Rambaut. was on him ere 'ho
In addition to the bark being load-' could "rise. Immediately after the
ed by Austin Coppinger here, it is capture of Ingersoll 'Gen. Forrest rode
reported that Win. Davenport is to up.
ship some. ' ' "Who's iii command of these
As a philosopher commend us to troops?" crle.l Forrest, pointing to,
P.P. Buffalo who in spite of hard waid the flying Ilhno.s cavalrymen.
times seems to look sleek and well- . "T ,lon,t kuQW'" nPlle(1
fed, jocularly. '
"Who was in command'" amend
Professor John P. Lchr, r. travel- e5the General.
ing magician gaye an exhibition at if you will keep the secret," snid
the school house, Tuesday Evening, Ingersoll, blandly, "I'll tell you. I
Mr. H. I, Brown, of Nashville, is wsol Ingersollg g0o(1 humor p!ea
in town this week tuning pianos and ed Forrest, who treated him well, and
M. Burnett has raised same fine
onions good enough for anyl ody.
Hurrah for the secondary school.
Subscribe for the Nwtt.
Jn VV&v Time
Col. Iiitfersoll Meets His
iietiiy of years
During Robert G. " IngersolPs "re
cent visit to , Memphis,' -Ten n., an inci
dent oceured that smid to "remind
him of his late Var '!,-periehce. Af
ter the lecture he attended a recep
tion given in his honor by Col. and
Mrs, William- R- Moore gays the
I have reason to remember that
month,' said Col. Ingersoll. "It was
eventually exchanged him,' After
the war Forrest and Ingersoll renew
their acquaintance at Washington,
and became warm, friends, but tho
Colonel did not meet Maj.. Rambaut
until his recent visit to Memphis, JiO