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Ifttttt h mi it. if; it'ii . mi in ( VOL. II. MARYVILLE, TENN., THE DEMOCRAT. Terms of Subscription. One copy one rear, .... 1.00 linn e.nnr k r inont is. .. u One cony threo months, Advertising Hates Liberal. .r. Nashville Week ly Banner and the Blount County Democrat, from now until Jan 1st, 1881, for 00 cents, cash in advance. The campaign Is now open and it will be red hot. . Now in the time to subscribe for the Democrat. The Democrat from now until Jan' 1st, 1881, for 30 ceuts cash or its equivalent, m advance. Tlie Nauhvillo weekly Banner and the Democrat for $1.75. ONE BUSHKL OF WHEAT will pay for the Democrat one year. Persons having property for sale, for rent, or any kind of "wants" would do well to advertise them In tho Dkmocrat. COUNTY DIRECTORY. . Circuit Court lion. S. A. Rodgers, .Judge; W. C. Chumlea, Clerk. Court meets the fourth Monday in January, May and September. Chancery Court lion. W. B. Staley, Chancellor; E. Goddard, C. & M. Court meets second Mondays in June and December. County Court S.C. IIinton,Chairmitn Ouiirterlv terms first Mondays in Janua ry, Aprii, July and October..- Quorum i i i i.. i. . 4 -NiHiui iiim .itiniay 'i rurii nioiiin. .. A. Urecr, Clerk; John C. M. Bogle, ' Deputy Clerk. A. M. Kule, High .Sheriff. Deputy Sheriffs II. M. Edmondson, John Armstrong, A. Hanihle. Trustee James A. (iwldard, Register J. N. Ibidgett. Coroner II. O. Willson. Survevor .1. C. M. Bogle. .Superlntendentof Public Instruction .T. V. Uriflltts. Ollicc in the Mary ville Normal and Preparatory .School, in West Mary ville. JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. 1st Dist. II. L. W. Johnson, II. C. Tedford. 2d Dist John P. Rhea, Jno. J. llud gcons. 3d Dist A. II. Crumley, 1). II. Smith. 4th Dist S. I. Oreer, .'lames F. Deals. 5Di Dist W. M. Brickelt, Jacob Pe ters f.th Dist-Jas. E. Soot, J. T. Kinnick. 7th Dist S. C. ilinton, Sam'l Henry. 8th Dist S. F. Hell, Lee Carpenter. 9tlj Dist Joseph Armbrister, S. F. Cowan, W. C. Chumlea, M. A. Hall. 10th Dist Wm. II. Anderson, E. D. Ilarrold. 11th Dist-A. R. McBaU, II. I). Sin gleton. 12th Dist Robert Porter, A. K. Kin namou. 13th Dist Hugh II. Gamble, D. W. Trotter. l lth Dist James Waters, Josins Gam- hie. 17th Dist D. II. Emcrt, Wr. II. Law son, v , Kith Dist Daniel B. Lawson, N. II Sparks. 17th Dist Wm. Harrison, Harvey S. jsrigiit. 18th Dist Spencer Walker, W. W. Jleaurick. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. II, N; HOOD, Attorney and Solicitor, MARYVILLE, TENN. W. I). McGini.ky. W. A. McTxkk. McGINLEYLMcTEEK Attorneys anrf Counsellors at Jmw AND Solicitors in Clianccry, . MARYVILLE, TENN. J. W. ITAKNUM, Practicing Physician AN1 DENTIST, MARYVILLE, - - TENN. To ac'comniodato ladies, work will be done ot thntr residences. Ofllcc over Fulton's BtomJ . . . LEARN EVERY DAY. Little rills make little streamlets, Streamlet swell the river's flow; Kjvent join the mountain billows, Onward, onward, ns they jro. Life is made of smallest fragments. Simile and sunshine, work and play; Sokuy we, with greatest prolit, team a little every day. Tiny seeds make ikm nd less harvests, Drops of rain compose the showers; Seconds make t ho th ins minutes, And the minutes make the hours. Let us hasten, then, and catch them As they pass us on t lie? way; And with honest, true endeavor, Learn u little every day. Let its read some striking paaf.'c, Cull a verso from every paw; Here a line, and there a sentence, 'Gainst the lonely time of ntre, At our work, or by' the wayside, While the sunshine'ijnakiu hay; Thus we may, by hel&f study, Learn a little every day. Off-1 land Talks, by Slim Jim. FACTS WORTH KXOWIXO. When I was voting1 1 was a very re markable student of signs and re cipes. 1 was a constant subscriber for all the latest and most reliable medical almanacs and receipt-books at the drug stores in my native town, and was also tlie happy possessor of a few stray leaves out of a fortune-teller's book. I studied these thoroughly and be came wise. 1 have often observed, with aching heart, that the more ignorant a man is, the less be knows. In fact the ignorance ot some peo ple is only excelled bv tho ignorance of others. I have thought of these things and worried a good deal ; and it was in this frame of mind that I resolved to do something for the benefit of man kind. A few plain facts, which everybody should remember fo forget as soon as lie reads them. Tlie latest and most approved meth od of killing jmtato-birgs is to throw Miu IT in their- eyes njid stab tUcni.iu the back. To remove dandruff go to the Black Hills and tell an Indian lie hasn't courage enough to collar a hen. .To prevent a husband from leaving the house after supper, apply the heavy end of a lire-shovel to Ids bump of self esteem, with vigorous empha sis; then pilch him down in tlie cellar ami lock the door. After long and patient research, I have discovered that tlie best way to prevent bad dreams is to keep awake To prevent poor relation.1! from ac cumulating in the family, put dynam ite under the walk leading from the gale to the house, so that it will not fail to explode if any one Avalks over it. A new way to cure a cold is (o swal low' a red-hot stove, wash it down with ajquarl of New England ruin, and then sec how long von can stand up in the corner and spit lire at your wile s mother, if this doesn't remove the cold it will remove you ; so you sec it can't tail of being cither a private or a pub lic benefit. A very effective way of getting rid of bed-bugs is the following: f' Mix a little arsenic with spiritsW turpentine; apply outwardly with a brush to a bed-bug three llnfts a week, and give him a daily dose of it four times a week in preserves. This will so debilitate the constitution of the bed-bug that, in the course of a few years, he will begin to see Ihc necessi ty of packing his carpel-sack and traveling to Saratoga Springs in search of his health. Pickalilly is supposed to be good to cat, although it is made out ot green tomatoes, cabbage and onions. if you arc going to make pickalilly, you must first catch your tomatoes. To do this you chase them around the lot with a hickory club, and when ever you get a chance hit one of them on the head and lay it out. Drag it into the house by the hind legs, and slice it up. You then go out and chase the cab bages up a tree and catch them, cut ting their beads oil ot course, and throwing them away, using only their bodies. These cut up with a knife and fork, or a wood-saw. Add sufficient Bait and vinegar, and also add a few pointed words to any one who happens to get in your way. Put in some spices of life, cork the bottles so securely that the children can't get into them, and go awav on a visit to your relations till the pickalil ly is lit lor table use. Tho length of the timo will depend altogether on how good youi'husband wants it to be. Do careful how you cross your wife when she is putting up her pickles and preserves. it is a tiuit when her temper is WEDNESDAY, ready to take fire from the slightest spark. You had better not offer to assist in making rasberry jam. If you make a mistake your wife is pretty apt to jam your head against the door-jam. Jam is good, but it should never be put up in family jars. I will now jot down a few never failing signs, the result of my own observations. I can warrant them, for I discovered them myself. If you hear a young lady circulating the report that seal-skin saques arc to be extremely unfashionable this year, it is a sign she hasn't got any. If your husband comes home late from a political meeting, falls over the sewing machine, and gets inlo bed with his hat on, it is a sign that he will have a headacho the next morn ing. If vour north ear tingles on Easter morning, it is a sign that you owe me a dollar and seventy-five cents, and I wish you would pay it. II you see vour mothcr-m-law whispering mysteriously to your wife, and afterwards find yourself treated to told dinners and cold receptions at home, to say nothing of dark frowns and suspicious looks, it signifies that there is something rotten , in Den mark. And you had better seize the oppor tunity to make a speech. I don t want to bo rude to mothers- in-law but this thing is getting too common. Sometimes one mother-in-law in the house will do more mischief than a whole regiment of inlce. It vou dream vour red-headed uncle goes fishing in a bottle of whisky and catches a boa-constrictor, it is a sign that tho hour, has come lor you to make a slight alteration in" Vour beverage. You might give water a trial, for instance. If a l)ook-agent takes up vour val uable time for two and a hnlfjiours, and swear? that a lifty-ceut bowk is worth five dollars, at wholesale. Vand; that vou cn,n't buy it of anybody 'un der the sun buthim. and that, no in- Ulllgcnf iVrsoi Vould hesrj ate lo pur chase a copy, u is a sign Ins timo has come. v- - And you arc expected to do your duty. If j-ou hare no pistol to do it with, it is a sign I will lend vou one If a man informs vou that quail on toast is the most desirable thing in the world, it is a pretty sure indication that the machinery of his upper story needs oiling. . Quail on toast is nothing compared to an eagle on a twenty dollar gold piece. If you dream cf a stulled ovster- shell performing on a tight-rope, and whistling "Hold tho Fort," while a lub-footed Indian looks on and chews shoemaker's wax, it is a sign it is going to rain when your blonde cousin gets married. If your cousin is brunette you've got to dream koipthiug el.?e. If a couple of-erOss-cycd tom-eatsi dance a double-clog on your kitchen roof at midnight and furnish their own music, it is a sign that next Sat urday is my birthday, and I am open for presents. i' This is no joke ; A Good Speech. , A ypung Mr. Cox is running for CohgroNtf in an independent way in th&fcurlh district of Georgia. At a reciSu gathering of yoemen he dc claretlhii intentions in the following outbufstf ''If you see fit to send me id Congress I will go to tho best of my ability. (Cheers.) I bclieva I would like to go. t (Renewed ehecrs.) In fact I know I want to go. (Loud cheers.) I have heard that the salary is ample, and, as I have a small fami ly, won'tinsiston itsincrease (Cheers) As I am fond of vindication I want to vindicate myself. It has been hurled at me like a thunderbolt that I am too young. In answer to this I say, first, I can't help it and it is not my fault. Second, I nm trying to grow older every day. Third, I am succeeding. Fourth, i am afraid I will be much oljr than I am before I go to Con grts." (Prolonged applause.) All'cctation. Suspect men and women who affect great softness of manner, and unruf tlcd evenness of temper, and an enun ciation studied, slow and deliberate These things are all unnatural and bespeak a degreo of ment.il disci pM no into which ho that has no sinister motive cannot submit to drill himself. The most successful knaves are sharp and smooth as razors dipred in oil They a fleet (he innocence of the dove to hide tho cunning of the serpent. There is a factory in Hartford, Con necticut, which makes :K),(KX) barrel? pel-day from fciipcr. SEPTEMBER 8, ii lauijjii mm ITEMS OF INTEREST. , " '""r Horses hate politudo, aTiiTVro made savage by being kepi alone About 2,000.000 young men will cat their first vote for President in No vember. There is a lady at Saratoga this season who is wearing JfM.OOO worth of. diamonds. , . lit 181G there wflVn heavy frost in July all through the New' England States, and the corn crop failed. Make but few explanations; the character that cannot otherwise de fend itself is no worth" vindicating. The wise man applanYls him whom ho thinks most virtuousjthc rest of the world mm who is most wealthy. Modesty promotes worthy but con ceals it, just as leaves aid in the growth of fruit uid hides it from view. ..-'i God's laws were never designed to be like cobwebs, which catch Vic little flies, but suffer tho large ones to break through. The silent usually accomplish more than the clamorous. The tail of the rattlesnake makes all the noise, but the head does the execution. The largest cotton seed oil-mill in flic world is building at fiddle Rock, Arkansas, and is ftf 'mpJoV 07)0 men, using .'100 tons of cotton seed daily. Better he right than conquer in an argument. Better bear the assump tions of ignorant men than waste, your dearly bought experience on fools. Accidents more or less fatal to life and property arc of daily occurrence on the New York City elevated rail roads. They ar.o of tho most danger ous and objectionable character. It is thought that Ireland will be rapidly depopulated by emigration. Xo less than 100,0X) young Irishmen are expected to arrive in America and go westward before the next snow -fall. Monev still rmaim? abundant and cheap in the Xcw England States, the city banks discounting at four to four and a half per cent., with only moder ate offerings of paper '.at those easy rates, The Commissioners of the Freed -men's Savings a)id Trust Company have declared a dividend of 10 per cent, and began paying it on Sept. 1. The amount required to pay this divi dend is .$290,308, The locusttree is one of the most valuable lumber trees grown. Under favorable circumstances it will attain in the short space of ten vcars suffi cient lieiuht and diameter lo furnish timber fur fence stakes, posts and rail road ties. Great Britain. inciudinr England proper, Scotland and Wales, contains f5,S33.:;30 acres. In the whole of those :U.014.(M)0 acres are cultivated. 9,931.000 are capable of cultivation aiul li!,SS.),.MU acres arc incapable ot cultivation. ' The marriage of Carl Schurz with Miss Irish, a clerk in tho Interior De partment is announced to take place some time this fall. Mutual admira tion of each other's piano forlc per formances is said to be the bond that draws them together. A blackberry farm near Dallas, Texas, has yielded (1,000 quart-boxes on two acres, and the crop, selling at twenty cents per box, has brought to the owner $1,200. The berries are large, nearly round in shape, coal black, and of delicious flavor. Tho increase of two bushels of wheat per acre on forty million acres, tho area now in wheat, would be a gain lo the country of eighty million dollars, and if by improved seed wc could increase "the production one bushel per acre this would amount to forty million dollars. A gentleman who has over 35,000 tea plants growing on a farm near Savannah, Ga., a short time ago sent samples of the tea to the Commission er of Agriculture, at Washington, who took some of the samples to some of tho largest tea establishments in New York, when an exnert pronounc ed them India tea worth fifty cents per pound. Col. T. G. Henderson, of Atlanta, Ga.. Commissioner of Agriculture, urges farmers to give more attention to tho improvement of seeds, and re cites the wonderful success that has been attained. Fifteen years ago he says the earliest poaches ripened about the 21th of June Now a number of varieties ripen by the 21th of May. The tomato, formerly no larger than a plum, Ikis been so improved by cul ture that it is not uncommon now to obtain single specimens which weigh a pound. 1880. NO. 15. Honesty In Polities. A year or two ago there was a man by tlx; ii:ime of Kcrnau, who, with another equally as bad, it is presumed, published n paper at Okoloua, -Miss. the Okolona State". It was a violent secession, un reconstructed sheet, and Northern jour nals of a very partisan and sectional char acter affected to treat it as h representa tive journal of tlie South. Southern people denied that it uttered their senti ments, and charged that it was published in the interest of the Itepubllcan party. This party certainly made good use of its foolish and intemperate language. The people of Okolona went so tar as to hold an indignation meeting and adopt, resolu tions expressing their condemnation of the States. The man Kcrnau is now cm- ployed on the Chicago Tribune, a strong Republican paper. His mask is now thrown oil', and, as we understand? he does not deny that he was jflaying' the fraud when lie was running the States. He goes so far as to say thntothc people at heart were with him at Okolona and did not take any part in the indig nation meeting, which he says was really a sham anyhow, lie Is a beautiful speci men of an honest man, the noblest work of a political party. (j) Tissue Ballots. They were first used in 1870 in Florida by the Republicans, as was proved before a Congressional coin'niittee and not de nied by the Republicans at that time. The Southern carpet-baggers were in genious fellows in this kind of political fraud, and the tissue ballot was by no means the only sample of their genius. In JMomle they established a regular school of repeaters, where gangs of men " trained for weeks before election in vo ting, returning to the room, exchanging hats and coats with others and going out to vote again, and it was shown before a Congressional committee that these train ed repeaters voted as many as twenty- live times in a iay. it is amusing to hear Republican Senators boldly and gravely accusing the Democrats of elec tion fraud when they know there is no kind of election fraud and violence which was not systematically practiced by their own party for years, not in one Southern State, but in almost all of them. N. Y. Herald. Not Materially Changed. Baltimore Gazette : It Is estimated, that the South will have a net gain of six members of Congress from the new cen- fus, and the North and west a net gain of one. Omitting New York and Indiana, which may be classed as "doubtful," the Republican States would show a net gain of four and the Democratic a net gain ot six, Tims it will 1m; seen that practically the relative influence of the two parties, so far as the census is concerned, is not materially changed. Fanny Fern On Health. Fanny Fern thinks it ought to bo con sidered a disgrace to be sick, adding : "I am lifty-tive, and I feel half the time ns if I was just made. To be sure I was born in Maine, where the timber and the hu man race last; but I dont eat pastry, nor candy, nor ice cream . I own stout boots, have a waterproof cloak, but no diamonds. I go to bed at 10 o'clock and get up at C. I dash out in the rain because it feels good on my face. I don't care for my clothes, but I will have air; aixtfliftcr I am buried, I warn you, don't let ihry fresh air or sunlight oh my cotlin, if you don't want me to get up." Alexander the Great, after climbing the dizzy heights of his ambition, fell from bis lofty eminence Nothing can make a man truly great but being truly good. Alexander, with his tem ples bound in chaplets dipped in the blood of countless nations, looked down upon a conquered world and wept that there was not another ono for him to conquer, then set a city on fire and died amid scenes of debauch. Dr. Tanner lost all his teeth by fast ing forty days. Dr, Gunn says tho first complaint Tanner uttered after the termination of the fast was that , his jaws were sore Tho enormous eatiiig ho did and tho constant uso of his jaws after their long disuao, made his gums sore While he was fasting the gums shrank from tho teeth, and when lie began lo use his jaws the motion loosened tlie gums and at tho same time loosened his teeth. The total debt of Tennessee is $21,000, 000, and its creditors have agreed to re ceive in settlement in new bonds $12,000, 000. The Democratic party in the State is in favor of executing this compromise, while the Republicans and a few Demo crats are in favor of repudiating 'all but alKiut $2,000,000 of the debt. An unsuccessful politician says that the most difficult vacancies for him to fill are the vacancies in his own family's stomachs. "Kiss me sweet tart," he inurmorcd, and her acidity turned to elipfical sweet ness, Wo looked around the corner and saw this. There, in now and then a thing which' grows longer the more If is cut a ditch,' for example. MoCLUNQ COLLECTION LAWSON McGHCE LIBRARY a KNOXVILLE, TE.WCCrE O up (,.