Clarksville Weekly Chronicle from Clarksville, Tennessee on November 15, 1873 · 1
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1 i, VOL. 4 4. --NO 1. CLARKSVILLE, TENN., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1873. WHOLE NO. :,2S. Hy lil-Li ILL:" U x? JL.' 1 M -LL- 'y, JJJ -li . .,' ' - ; " ; . . , ' ... ' ' ! 'I " ' ' ' ' ' "ill I I III ' ' " ' ' B YE RS. keeps a complete stock of Draa, Patent Med- f i-v icines, Paints, Notions, Blank Books arid Stationery, and is prepared to sell low at retail or wholesale W. H- TURN'LkY. W. J. ELY W. DM ERIYr'ETH ER, Jr. , TURHLEY, ELY ! & CO. AND- T ' - 5 : Q eneral Commission ICerciiants, J. J. CXlXJSZlilll Is new making larjra addi tions to his stock, an inducements tarthe Trade, oTcr3 l00LESiLE?!ID nmiL UC2 i I FIBE-PEOOF WARIBQFSE, CLARKSTILLE, - - TENN. Advance Bade or Tobacco la Store. We hare secured the services of Col. W. P Yoong, the well-known auctiouer, who will n all of our Tobacco for us. We nave erected a abed la New Providence, op post to the store of Messrs. Mcttao-iel A BmIw, where we will rwseive tobacco and dray It to oar warehouse free of charge f . r those persona who do not wish to haul It to ClarksvUlft. Messrs. McDanlel A Bar-bee will receive, weigh and receipt for Tobacco delivered at our shed in New Providence. ' ; ' " ,'''"' Oct 1 '71 -tf. " . ; . . : . Captain Jack Captured ! ! Owing to' tie BnafcSra of a Wcrth-. less Bridle. If be had purchased one of Jiwiin's make he could have bid defiance to Gen. Davis and the dynasty at Wash lDgton. I have a splendid stock of Bad-d les. Bridles, 17 rnMIl RllffffV "Whips, Ktc.of any kind desired at prices which defy eompeution. Nothing but the beat material used, and Bone bos the best workmen employed. Wo come along and et the worth of your money. . When you want anything in the above line, be sure to call on Til, Li. JOSIallJ, Saddle and Harness Maker, June 14,'73-ly.l ClarkvllleTenn. W. A. QUAR1KH. K. QUAKLKfl. W. IM DAWMC1. Quarles, Daniel & Qoailes, Attorneys at Law, CLARKSTILLE, - - - TENN. TO praetfr th Ormrli ry and adjoining counties. - Apru 27, EXTRA GOLOEH SYRUP, In kega.half barrels and barrel. Crashed, Powdered and Urannlated , STJGrR. New Orleans, Clarified and Brown SUGAR. NETTCAEOUN A WOE. ' flint Honours' :TVIIOXEIIL.E FranHia Strcst, Clar&SYille, Ternie, Are daily adding new , supplies to their large and welj assorted stock of Staple and Fancy V.I L. , .WiUiams Be , ;and She. Store, Hats, .i Valises, I MO LlTe mi Let lire Prlceg." Xw pod Ex tens I re Fall Stock Jnst i Received. CH AS. W. TTI.K. i noTnir p.'Tvira LUitiun u 1 1 uLiij ATTOENEY AT LAW, CLARKSTILLE, TESN. Will practice In the courts of Montgom- ry ana aajoining cvjmino June 15. f 2-tf . - . - H ' i - JAMES W. RICE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, j 1 CL1EKSY1LLE, TENN; I Will attend the1 courts of Montgomery, Htewartajid Hounton counties, -j Office on Htrawberry Alley. , ; Jan. 4, 187S-ly i BUim & "COURTS, fH HOl.ESAI.S OBOfEHs O R O E A L. E R S . TAPIOCA. OYSTERS. PICKLES. WORCESTERSHIRE SAKE. GELATINE. Burnett's Flavoring Extracts; ! ... Avhich they sell as low as they -can be bought anywhere-in the South or West. Th.G invito especial attention laroc Otoclx oftlic Best Brands of Ilobcrtson County nrhisixy, ! oid BrandTj and Pure Wines. :v.Vf:';;:';t- Ladies', Kisses and Children's Custom Work. GeBtlemes's very Superior Shop-made Boots and Shoes, both fa Sewed ' ; J and Pegged Work. Eaby j Shoes, in Great Tariety, Jnst i : ileeeired. Clarksvillk, Tknn., October 11, '73. "i V, L. WlLUAMS would have all to know that he has now in store, for the Fall Trade, his large stock : of Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Valises, Umbrellas and Gfenta Furnishing Goods, which he is offering ! at. less prices than the same goods have ever been sold at in this market. 1 fully appreciate the exceeding stringency of the money market, and hence will give you my goods at prices commensnrate with the "Hard Times." In the selection of my stock, great care was taken to buy goods of best material and workmanship, and though these goods are offered you at less prices than they have ever been sold in Clarksville, I can give you a guarantee of ., ' Good Qual-itt" on nearly every, pair of shoes you get. A full stock of Gents' and Boys' Kip Boots, all grades and at bottom prices. . The best $5 00 Gents' Kip Boot in Clarksville. i , Ladies' Shoes, full calf vamp and quarter, -- - - II 50 Gents' full stock calf shoes, - 1 85 Gents' " ,", -kip j " - 1 50 Boys' ' " "p , calf - 1 50 These ark Good Shoxs. ' The best for the money in the market, and will guarantee them to give satisfaction. Aliother grades proportionately cheap. The Farmers', Shoe--snow and dirt excluder. Call and see it These goods must be seen to be appreciated. Call in and look at them,' I will take pleasure in showing jthem to you, Whether you buy.or not, one look at them with their astonishingly low prices will convince you that we offer greater inducements than we advertise. It matters not where you have bought heretofore, nor hoW well, they have worn, just call in to see me this fall, if for nothing more than to compare my goods with others in tbe market, and then buy where you; can get the best bargains. In Hats; Caps and Gents' Furnishing Goods, I have a very com plete stock. ! All the Nobby Styles of Gents' Hats, as well as the more staple goods. Call and see "Hall's Arctic Cap;" can be worn as four different caps. ; The very thing For winter. Don't buy your Boots, Shoes, Hats, &c., Ac, this Fall, till you have seen mine, as i teel sure, L can save - you money. : You are : kindly invited to examine my stock. My Storeroom is No. 23, corner Franklin and 1st Cross Street. Very Respectfully, ; . V. L. WILLIAMS. Oct. 11, 1873-tf. I3TTCCATI0X TO PATIE5CE. - - BY DR. L. L. LDKTOa. Sweet Patlenoe, come to me, And calm my troubled heart ; - I long thy gentle face to see. And never from thee part. 1 mourn and am disturbed, Thut I no conquest gain ; Still sorrowing and sore oppressed, R ready to complain. When life moves gently on, No crosses in my way. No lowering clonds or darkening storm O'ershadpwlng the day ; I think myself secure, r. . And with thy presence blessed, ' : Nothing my soul from thee shall lure, Nothing my heart oppress. Quick as the lightning's flash, : Quick as a passing thought, . My sea of rest In. tempests lashed My sinful anger wrought, fl Some little word or deed, . i Someact of negligence, A word, or act, I should not heed, Or think them an offense. " 1 know its pride of heart. Impatient of rebuke ; A stubborn will no peace imparls, Or brother's counsels brook. Tbe little things of life, . A child might well endure. Stir up within me such a strife My prayers, and tears, can't cure. My petulance I feel ; i ; I mourn my waywardness; i . . Low In the dust to thee I kneel, And tell my helplessness. (spirit of Patience, come. And sanctify my heart Give me the spirit of thy son, . . His holiness impart. I know thou nearest prayer. Patience to me shall come. Affliction cup thou dost prepare, Through this the victory's won. , 5 Patience Is sorrow's child, " ' ' , Born of an humble rare, ' With feat ures calm, and sweet, and mild. By tears and suffering traced. If Patience only comes i. f Through suffering and distress,.; BeacXiord, thy gracious will be done, " V My tronbled heart shall rest. . .'" Clarksville, Nov. Bth, 1878. THE VELVET-HEADED CRUTCH. "Wil !" whitealpaca, with light blue trimmings, and in the wondrously arranged masses of her pale, flossy gold hair she had daintily fastened a bright pink rosebud, and a geranium baf in the center of the blue bow she Wore. Wil could hardly tell what color her eyes were, so persistentlvdid she keep her head turned from him. ' But he did know what a purely Grecian profile hers was, and now fair as a lily petal her cheeks were, and what a sweet, grave mouth she had. And he knew, too, that she was lame ; this lovely girl, whose name was Lena Lisle cousin of vivacious Annie." He knew by the mute, sad sign of the ruby velvet-headed crutch that stood, like a grimt faithful sentinel beside her chair. i But Lena didn't scein to grieve over her misfortune, as Wil was sure he would have done. She was very bright and very sweet, and at times he caught such merry glances shining from those wondrous amber clear eyes of hers, f Wil found dinner very good that evening. He laughed, and ate, and helped Miss Annio and Miss Lena, and talked to Mr. Lisle ; and when they adjourned to the parlor he played and sung his best. Annie was flirting about from the piano to Lena's chair, ever gay and merry, and Vil made up his mindj as he heard her low, sweet laugh, and watched her graceful figure, that Mr. Lisle had indeed offered himfa prize worth fighting for. 1 TERRIBLE HERDER ES i. 1 LEANS. KEW OR- A Father Stabs life Daughter to the Heart A modern Virginias. "Q u Franklin St., Sign of Sugar Hogshead. ' jan 13,T2-tf. . L H. WESTENBERGEB, MA CFACTtTRER OF BOOTS AND SHOES, ;i -J-.'- - : : -M'k if- Opposite Tobacco Kxchange, Clarksville, - -j Tenn, i Febi2.'73-lV Itfational Hotel, CLARKSTILLE, TENN. T. D. SCOTT, - - - Proprietor. This house is complete in all its appointments, and the table supplied with the best I he market affords, at reasonable rates. Jan. 29 !- t ; . S. OPPENIIEIMEB, DEALER IS Hides, Pars, Wool, Ginseng, and all kinds or Metal, iWiV Square, CLARKSVILLE. I am no candidate forofnee, but will pay cash for all articles in my llne Come along with theiu. j Hept.St. 18T2-tf . " " . . DRIED BEEF BEEF TOHQUES, PEACHES. BLACKBERRIES. TOMATOES. We are sole Agents, The finest selection of imported Colognes, Handkerchief Extracts, Hair Oils, Toilet Soaps, Combs and lirushes of all kinds for sale by OWEN & MOORE. To our Friknds. Having gone to great expense to give our readers a larger and better paper, we would urgently request all indebted to us, by note or aet-c- to come up, without delay, and make payment We need the money, and hope this modest ap-jieal will not pjufsuaheeded. . .. Nkblktt & Grant. IN THIS MARKET, FOR i , Mannfacturej and Dealer in stoves; tinware, HorsE-FCRifisniG : goods, etc.. i Franklin Street Dorrls' old stand, Clarksville, Tenn. ! Every description of Tinware "1 . . ; ..!: ' . li: " I ' ! i made np in good style. I ' ROOFING and GUrTERING promptly 1 j ! i- 1 i! . attended to. i i Special Agent for ' Wallace's Patent Or ate And Tilton's Steam-Washer ; or Woman's Friend. sAlt kinds ot repairing done. : S" H. P. D0RRI3 will superintend the workroom. i j Aug. 9,73-tf III CREAM AND SODA WATER -AT DEAUGHAirS Fine Cigars, also i choice Virginia Smoking and Chew-injr Tobacco for sale bv OWEN & MOORE. Now Providence Saving Institution ' AVe offer for sale i LottlsTille Cltj SeTen Per Cent. Bonds, Doe In 1903, ' ' " if ""r" 90 CENTS AND ACCRUED INTEREST. The Bonds will be delivered in any mount desired. In either lxulvUle or New York, ur at 'lrk"vllJ, '!'. ,pt. . , COLMAN'S MUSTARD. PURE CREAM TARTAR; PURE BI-CARB. SODA. Pure Sptaea of alllclnrt Dorsford's Bread Preparation, rURE CATAWBA WINE Pure Cider Vinegar. Ola HourManh Whiuky. Old reach and Appla Brandy. Old Frenoh Brandy. 300.Bus.0ioyerS.3ed. TIMOTH Y SEED. Orchard and Herds Grass Seeds ULTJE GRASS SEED. With all other good to make complete twonutui, T. JT. CRUSMAN, '! First and Franklin Street' .Ian.47i-tf. CELEBRATED 1 We have opened our Ice Cream Saloon pareu v Jesired lbr theaearKHi, and are prepared to furnish ay quantity that may be d We have on hand a large and varied as sortment or .! ! .! CONFECTIONERIES, FIREWORKS, MASKS, DOLLS, TOYS, and everything in our-line that can be desired. Call and examine our stock. Old Mr. Asahel Lisle called out his Companion s name so aDruptiy tnai Wilbur Renton's cirgar nearly fell from between his teeth. "I'm here, sir. what can I do for you?" There was a cnarming iresnness ana manliness in the tone of Wil's voice, and when one heard it they decided at once that it must belong to a noble man;' . ::: .f'-.i.., He was a fine fellow, and no one knew the fact any better than Mr. Lisle, in whose employ Wil had worked for years. .!-;,..-. W hat can you do, en r vv en, in short notice, you can marry Annie Lisle, ff you want to." This time the pen dropped from Wil Renton's hand from sheer astonishment. Marry Annie-JLisle ! : The i warm blood surged oyer his face, and he looked across the office Straight into Mr. Lisle's eyes. "I don't understand you at all," he said, simply. . A sly twinkle was in the old gentle--man's keen gray eyes, but he answeied very demurely ; ' 'I can easily explain, my dear boy. You have heard me speak often enough of my niece, Annie, and -if 's of her I speak now. She's a tfear good girl, and I want to see her married to some one I 6an approve. I approve of you, Wilbur Renton, and if you , can win my little Annie's affections, I'll give her to you, and a check for twenty-five thousand' dollars on your wedding day." Mr. Lisle paused aB suddenly as he had commenced, and watched Wil's face narrowly, both while speaking and when he had nmshed. "You understand me now f ne saia, after a momentary pause. , But Wil still looked the utter aston- nwntnefelt, When he answered he spoke.slowly : .. ii ; r i. - . i . . ..... i. .1 , a. ... L certainly,, compreuenu uiau yuu, bave paid me awgh compliment, Mr. task' Hind rtiaRd , at " mv disposal a great honor: '.Biit I do not know why 11 18 Uiai IWIBTIWUCOOUI j IU1 tn h nrfisfinted with a husband in this singular manner. 1 know, trom wnat i havft tiflara. mat sne is uuauueu w be a wife for the most fastidious." Mr. Lisle s cheeks liusnea warmiy "Von have heard aright. Annie is orliioated . of an amiable dis- "-""v- . ' .. n . . J position, ana very pretty in race auu torm. . . . , T know I ought to be gratetui, mr T.ialo hnt hnt " , , : i nil ' "YOu are not aireaay engageu j Mr. Lisle asked, almost anxiously. ; A iovous laugh trom Wil slips seem ed to prophesy his answer : "at i i am sriaa to say j. am Tipnrt-free as yet. 'Then come arouna to ainner w- nicht. I want you to see Annie, any- l,nr " 5 ! : I '. : ' llflarose to to. but vv u aetainea ' ; ii- .1 ' i "Ono moment. Miss ljisie aoes not know of this projected arrange mont?" i "Mot a word. And she shall not tfill her." Wmilrf Wil iro ? For two hours af ter Mr. Lisle went away he leaned over i,;. iov tnrmne it over in his mind Twonfu.fivfi thousand 1 It would make him independent ; he could buy for hi nA mother the cottaire she lived in awav down in her country home. He Id send Phil to college, and start ;mttflf in business. Why shouldn't he marry her? Other mon married for monevf and was he nh a model that he should fling it if it Mmfi within his reach? i iw.W he mieht admire Miss Lisle x,t.a miirhr.-like him : what could i be And so Wil Renton Bhut up the bij Tw Ttnolr. and resolved to go to hi boarding-house and dress, for dinner at Jtr. Lisle's. ; r v ' Winter had sped on, as if on icy wings spring had unburdened herself of greenest grasses and whitest blossoms, and now the fervid, glorious midsummer d&ys had come, when the sky was one wide blue arch, and the west winds blew coolly in the even ings. " . , ! Evervbodv said it was the most de- lightfiil summer they had ever expe riencea. Jvverybody ' had : hied ; them off ; to mountain -side or seashore Mr. Lisle and Annie and Lena had been and were summering in .the," White Mountains and everybody ' except t Wil Renton, seemed happy as a lark. Ana Wil was very unhappy this bright, breezy July morning, man-fashion with his feet on his desk, and hiB office chair tilted to an angle of forty-five degrees, with his pen stuck in the curls behind his right ear, and his lead pencil between his teeth. ? r He was very unhappy, and the reason was he was "head and heels in love, j i And not with Annie Lisle, either ! I i When he thought of her,; and what were obvious Mr. Lisle's wishes, Wil was quitai vexed with himself. But when he' thought of Lena's precious face, every thought fled but perfect thankfulness that his fate had given him Buch a blessing. t " i Of course, Wil would have liked the twenty-five-thousand, dollars; to be sure whenthe first met Annie Lisle he was elated at the thought of the double treasure he might win, Then gradually, slowly, and surely, Lena Lisle's sweet, self crept into his inmost soul, and he learned to know that instead of wooing the heiress, the beauty, he had been won by the poor cripple. ! W ei must confess that at times, Y u had wondered if he would be ashamed of the crutch she wielded so gracefully; and he would mentally compare her irregular limp with Annie's free, gliding step ; and then he would hate himselt for the vile thought, and swear to him self to guard his unfortunate darling with his own perfect limbs, and ; work for her till he could give her just such home aB he had expected to take from her cousin Annie. So under the sweet sunnifying influence ot Lena s love, as yet unspoken, save by the voiceless eloouence in her conscious eyes; Wil Renton was developing the best, the noblest traits ot his charac ter, and he would smile, at times to think it possible he ever could have thought of money winning him a wife. ie told Mr. lisle tbe very day ne broutrht his nieces home. He listened, in a ailence that Wil resented k, liitWA at hoi no- rlocired. and then coir)fc-?f.i ' - a. . ' On It. "'I : : t. '. . 1- : y . "What on earth can you do with? a ame wife? 1 She'll be a burdento you as long as you live." ! Wil a cheeks flushed at tbe thrust. "Mo. sir." he retorted, quickly. "Lena will never be a bmrdeh to me. We love each other too well.' ' i "Ohi it's all cut and dried, then ? ' His eyes began to twinkle again. "It's asrreed between us, Mr. Lisle, if you are willing." i: loud better nave taken Annie. She's just the wife you want, i Wilbur, gay, dashing, and rich, mind you." I know it, sir, and l regard iniss Annie as a prize for some lucky fel low : but l assure vou I d ratner have my wife little lame Lena, a : thousand times. i i "Orutch and alL and be poor as a church mouse?" , i t -Mr, Lisle spoke very dryly, and Wil bit his lip to retain any : unbecoming language. . i j ; i ' ; When Mr. Lisle passea Wil s desk that afternoon, on his way home, he nodded at Wil. r i "Run down to-night. 1 suspose it s to be, no matter what I say." The New Orleans Times brings us the particulars of the murder of' Caroline Ungcl by her father, Joseph Hu-gel, on the levee in that city, just after leaving the steamer; on which they had both arrived "from Bordeaux, France, from ! which we briefly gather the following facts : ..ji Scarcely had the hurry incident to the mooring of the ship subsided than many of the j passengers hurried forward, anxious to set foot again on ter-ra-firma. 1 Following several f the eager passengers, and accompanied by a young man ana two young girln, was a young woman, plainly but neatly at-tirred, and passably handsomej who, apparently as joyous as any, O-ipped lightly down the gangway to the wharf, across which she, with her companions, pursued their way.' They hadjniade scarcely more than twenty "stepf from the end ot the staging when a man rushed forward, and facing the four addressed a word to the young woman, which in a moment he followed up by , I ' AN OATH AND A STAB, , and with a wild shriek she threw her arms up and fell backward. A demon appeared to have possessed the jnan, for drawing his large sheath-knife from her breasC, into which ha had buried it to the handle, he delivered another thrust, but this was given as the yoitag i A WOMAX'S CURIOSITY. How a Scrub-Wonuia Took Her Flrht Degree In Odd Fellowship. A certain lodo of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows determined to have their lodge room done up clean the world, sir," snvs bjuii! and nicve. It wasrt'solvcd unaniiuotViO' that Mrs. K. should be,. employed to do the job. .After the hiotting ad-jourSel the guardian, w1ioknew the inquisitive character of Mrs. K., procured a billy-goat and plaeed .him - in the closet that was kept as a reservoir for theecret things. Hethen inform ed the lady of the wishes of the lodi, and .requested lier j to come early tli next morning, as he would then show her what was and what was not td b. done., Morning came and with it I. M A COLT ALWAYS IT miiUl.' Jltfw Mrs. Sinl!N U ---t, Etf-n vtlib " SjuIIls. f Front the 8t. Ixjuis Republican, ', Snoills dcclarct that lis wife is iJ-Ways takinif some kind (f moan ad. vantage of him: ' The lnfct womnn in but now and fHj Madame KM with her. broom brushesthe other, hd then the will act mean. fan t help it. .' " LaM Saturday at breakfnt,r' said Squill's "be was as stmllingts a bundle of chips." . i ... 1;- "Are your thops done to your lik-ing, Squills, dear?'.' " lelicloulv, my love.M "I broiled them myself, dnar." ,. "I knew it was going to bo hot," said Squills, and when I got into the hall to leavo, Mrs. Squills was there with 1 my hat in one hand and iny overcoat in Robertson County WMs key IIG0I1 & ELY'S BAKERY ts In full operation. Fresh Yeast, Bread, and every variety of Cakes, fresh from the oven every day. All orders promptly filled. ! No; 33 Franklin Street, Olaflcs-ville, Tennessee, MayiT.'TS-tf.'..: ' woman was failing, and the reach was short, hence the point of the terrible instrument : entered but ,. about; 'an inch.'., i '""t' , i The first thrust was a mortal" bne, the knife, as it was subsequently ascertained, having ; . tt'"t,. j CENTEEKD THE HEABT, - r i A feeling of horror seemed , to pervade the numerous witnesne to the tragic scene, and chilled them into a perfect silence for a moment, during which time the man looked upon his bloody work ; but this momentary lull was suddenly disturbed by a cry of horror from the - multitude? which aroused the man from the contempla- tioo or ins uornu ueeu ; w uereujiuu nu turned, and annarentlv actuated bv a sudden terror he fled, followed by a shrieking, maddened crowd, who evinced a disposition to string him tip,, instantly, some calling loudly-for a rope, and others crying "kill him." With this hue and cry behind him thc,inan retreated precipitately across the jcvee in the direction of the houses beyond the ptreet, and he eventually took refuge in a paint-shop, still holding his knife and threatening his pursuers.. ; Despite his threat to deal destruction to any mortal, one gentleman approached him as he stood at bay in the paint-shop, and, taking the knife from his grip, led him forth a prisoner, i The Times' reporter,, says the fiend took the matter very coolly in jail, and attempted to justify himself by stating that the conduct of the girl had been very bad on ship board, and , that he feared she would desert him and lead an abandoned life. It seems he had left his family ic-Alsatia in 18tib and came to America. In California he had made a small fortune keeping a beer sI on, and his wife dying at home, he went to Europe to bring out his daughter, aged 22, and a very promising young woman whbse hand he had al-fcadj disposed of in marriage to his partner.. He found her in Paris acting as a servant, and induced her to accompany him. j When on the ship, hhe persisted in keeping company with a couple of young Frenchmen contrary to his wishes, and threatened- to .(isrt her, and he determined t kill ,bor to save the family hon?f - ' ' 1 - 1 1 by the di".Ti pa r: -7. -t j.tjfiLWi , v y ner ta-r'er was so tirutai and inthuwan t'iitttiey had freru'iitly to protest agai? her frfteetios.v be-liie out of'i" honors-,-" wo&r-be Romars the gallows. ,y --t and intcrtiose lor ,whatihey say will testimony, instead Virginius, this ,.iher richly deserves pails, tubs, etc., and found the guardian waiting lor her. (, !'Now, Madame," said he, "I tell you what we want done, and how w canie to employ you. The brothers said it was difficult to get anybody to do the job, and not bo meddling 1 with the secret in the closet ; we have lost the.key:aod Cannot find it to ; lock the door, I assured them that you could be depended upon." t ' v ' Depend on ! I guess I can. My fioor dead and gone husband, he bCf onged to the Free Masons, or anti.mat sons, I don't know which. Ho. used to tell me all the secrets of the concern, and when he showed me the marks of the gridiron, made: when he was initiated, and told me how they fixed poor Morgan I never told a living soul to this day " if nobody troubles your closet to find out your secrets till I do, they will be there till they rot, they will." !,.: : ",1 thought; so,"i said the guardian, " and now I want you to commence in thatcOrncr and give the wnole room a thorough cleaning!, and I pledge toy word and hotior to the fidelity of your promise ; hoW donj't go into Hat clos et ana tnen lett the laay to nerson. fro sooner had slie heard the sound of his feet on the steps than ehe exclaimed, '! 'Don't get into the closet !' I'll warrant there's ft gridiron, or some nonsense just like the hnti-nistsons for all the world, I'll be bound.! I will t.-ke, one peep, and nobody will bo any wiwr.asl can keep it to myself." . Suiting the action to the word she stepped lightly to be forbidden closet, and turned the button, which was no sooner done than '.bah l went the billy-goat, with a spring to regain his liberty, which came near upsetting her ladyship. Both started for the door, but it was filled with implements for house cleaning, and all were swept from their position to the bottom ; of the stairs. :"J : v-;-,': i.;- The noise and confusion,- occasioned by such I unceremonious coining down stairsdrew half the town tol witness Mrs: K's. efforts Ad get from under the pile of pails, tubs, brooms and brushes in the street. i "'s Whohould be the first to the spot but that rascally doorkeeper, - After re-leasing-the goat, which was a cripple for life and upifting the rubbish that bound the good woman to, the earth, anxiously inquired iff she had been taking the degrees!, i ! i ! ; !'. ! "Taking the degree !" Exclaimed the lady ; if you'Jcall tombling from the top to the bofioin of the stairfwith the devU arterTtfking things , by degrees, I have them, and if ye frightened folks as"ye have frightened mend, hurt tojboot, I'll warrant theywill - -ke as much noise as I did.'V ; t -; -. I hope you did not open the cls?.-et. madam,' said the door-keeper. . Open the cj-oset r Jive eat U tt ap pie she was -forbidden, . ia. want a woman to do anything, V - ., not to do it, and she ilia it .eve- ' ' cwldjnot's ? w ' - tlijae-Ji.V ' out' "h ii" tinl. ; i 1 ! broke" c .tt:nriit ifli dt'ti-mt Putting 1 -ry irimp. I felr 'w the tut"- ' A' J down stairs jic "youL 1 V fl ' ' l - - Iininu wp-ii ii nr a ticap. r : ; " But, M'adiim." sanl.zjhe (lonreepr er, " you are in Vosses-n of thegrcat secret of our order, an ! must gimpto- A CsVW--inistflng. 3. C. PITMAN. ID. H. LEVIfl. particularly suited to those whdt want a pure article for medicinal or oth-! er purposes. Orders promptly attended to and satisfaction guaranteed. Walter HcCcnb & Co. March 22, ISTMf - PITMAN & LEWIS, Dealers In , CLOTHING, (Ens' IURMSHIXG TKITHKIB, VAI.ISES, ETC., tbakkx.i1i stbbkt, oprositk court hottsk, TjARKSvILLE, tennfjwee. Oct.i, TiJ-ly. i JKO. W. HOBSK. H. C. X ERR ITT HOUSE & MERRITT, , ATTORNEY S A T L A W, Oct, CI.ABKSVII.I.I:, TE5S. 11, TS-Sra. YQR SALE, Of KENT FOR U. uv,,., farms on thonth side of Cumber-laml rlvtr ori of which Is the best in the MUtrT Address, at Clarksville, Montgomery county, Tenn., M Q OH0Tj80N tvti 4. '7-Tm. A Jong, large room, whose front wa v hn window : whose side win jrta looked out on a close-shaven lawn whose wickets and mullets sug gestea delightful flirtations over ero quel bans. 1 ictures ui gums, .. .iiuv ""-j "v flowers were hung against the tinted wills ' a carpet soft as plush, of bright, cherry oak and orange, tinged with : dashes of light pink; a table with covers for four, with its sweeping crimi-son and white satin damask cloth, and napkins to match, occupied the center of the floor. . -' Altogether a very cherry, cosy dint ing-room, Wilbur Renton thought as he chatted with Mr. Lisle about .the inevitable weather, and looked very critically across the room to the two young girls in the big bay window , So she was Miss Annie Jjisle, that charmingly beautiful girl, with a comt plexion all dainty pink and pearl ; with the iettv black hair and lashes and brows, and the large, lustrous gray eyes. She was very gracious to W il, and he felt sure, with a certain delight ..:i.t;ni. at, heart, that either with or without the check for twenty-five thousand dollars for an incentive it would not be a dimwit tasfc to fall - m i uh nrettv Annie JLlsie.. Then with almost a tender pity for her Wil turnea irom aubk b rauieu beauty toward the slight, fragile girl by Annie's side, who was soquiet,. so re served and yet, wnen BueiwueauuB of her rare smiles, Wil was sure it was the most perfect revelation of womanly purity and girlish sweetness he ever had seen. , .! , . ! , i She was dressed very simply; m a "You are tvre you'll never regret this, Wil?" ' 1-iena lilted her eves to her lover s face as he leaned over her invalid chair, toying with a loose curl on her neck. "Lena, darling 1 how dare you ask me such a question?" . ; ! Ha stole a kiss ns he snoke. "1 was so certain vou'd be disgusted because I was lame. Oh, Wil,1 don't you wish I could walk, and dance like Annie like other folks?' i He felt a pang of pity for her, but he answered her very cheerily : "For jowr sake, dear, I'd give ten years off my life to have you as you so naturally long to be.. For myself, I could not love you more were you i the queen of walkers and dancers. ' i "Ten years off you' life, Will as iI could spare it. And now that I kjioto how you love me, for myself alone,; I am going to " Instead of finishing her; sentence Lena lightly from her' chair, dashed away her crutch, and walUed down the room and back, flinging herself in Wil's arms, half laughing, ' half cry-inpr. ' " , . "I wanted to prove you and win you if J could ! I loved you so long before The Republiciti souj&t to make capital in the la& .-sbrhvass in Ohio out of th fact that the Hon- VVm.i Allen, the Democratic candidate for G overnor, was an "old fossil,": and that he had passed the day of his usefulness, notwithstanding he is hale and hearty and manifests wonderful vigor both of body and mind. Senator Morton, ot Indiana, went to Ohio to make gome speech es for the Republicans, and was indis creet enough to join in the cry about "the antiquity of Bill Allen." As mieht have been expected, Allen re torted in a way that "touched the raw" in a manner to make even Morton to feel his force. He is reported to have said ' This very man Morton, when he was brought before the people, had not the power to stand on his leet belore the people, rliaughicr.j vine -com mittee helped him up Ironical cheers, and when they got him up they had to set him in an arm chair, and ; had to fumble and hunt up an old manuscript that he had concocted in. the ideep darkness of some midnight, and read it there and called it aspeech. Laugh ter.l Do I look like a man ?t- Loud at)i)lausev drowning the speaker's voice completely. 1 Am I paralyred .-from my lips down t Jiaugnter.J there are two kinds of influences which wear away human life. One is the silent, constant wear and tear of time, thai II : ? . I. . - 1. .., l,o, .n,l '(h.W UnrnAUinO UKIU pristine condition. I here is another kind 0 influence that brings on age and de ere pitude. There is a vicious early life. There is iersonal debauchery There is moral and physical decrepi tudewhichis brought on in individuals. and paralyzes them trom the hips down And vet this man comes and talk about my want of manly vigor " Squills dear." she began- " I thought it time to pitch inhere," siid Squills, "so I said quietly " ' How 1 much Mrs. Squills ? Out with it, my love." , 1. . :" Mj Squill, said -she, :!don't be uttmatiiy sir, I beg; not to u'ay ridiculous.' Hussy wantsa silk dress to go to church in ; the poor child really isn't I decent 'you are very sorry, ' well, so you ought to be. ' Let her say her prayers at home.' No, Mr. Squills, the shan'frstay at home, and dha shan't say her prayers, and Mr.iuHls,- you're enough to agravate a Mint,' and your conduct is digusting, aed itsjehoush to drive a woman to bolt right off to Chicago hud get a divorce." i ' I thought this was a good time to fire off' my pet Joke." said Squills, " m I eakl, ' Mrs. Squills, a bolt is Blways in order.' Then L bolted mysblj'. for Mrs. Squills comes of a fighting iaini. ly." ; ', :' f - - j " When I went home at night, Ju--sy', dear child, played all my pet Oflen-baeh muMC," and 1 knW 1 was in for the dress, only I wanted to hold out. k tin morning, just fbr the look" of the UUBir. - ; . ,' .- - ) ' ; " For five yeara aAer we were! mar-! ried," said Sfiuilla, Mrs. S. would per sist in looking under tbe bed for a ma n. It's the same mau every woman jlooLs for, I suppose, because they all do it. Well, failing to find the man,' Mrs.. Squills finally gave him up in digut and took to something else. 1 sup-pose,".id Sipiill, t they all.' take to something else after they can't find i ho man under' the- bed. Mrs, Squills' weakness is bolting tho "door. 'Mr. Squills have you bolted tho door? is always tho last thing at bight. - " This particular night," said Squills, " Mrs. S. was very 1 dignified and din-, tant. 'No familiarities, Mr. 8iuills, it you, please; you wounded my fiMings in tlieir tenderest point this morn i of, and I cannot forget, though you did, that I am your wile, sir, and the mother of your children.Ir. Squills." "This was pitching it unconionly strong, yon know?" said Squills, f and was about to surrender, whon) Mj-s. Squills turned off tho cas and then k coiled herself up in a jet. tomewhero on the outside bed-rail. JSot even 4goodTn!ght,i Spiills.' I , flt jwtty bad about it, I can tell youlbsit I went to sleep I don't know how long I had slept, but some time, when I eiperi-enced a kick in tho back, as if a playful mule had been s fanning me. i l'er-haps it was Decennary, as J always slept hard-". , ;.' 1 ;.,. ; ( "Mr, Squills;' aflasn heard Blrs., S. say, " Mr. Squills, have you bolted the door?" - K ' : ,f " Now I leave it to any man,'! said' Squills, appealing!)', "whether that is the cornet thing for tho mother of a a imhilAil ariii tlinn c,' in lha la r .flu ? way." : , '1 - J Th Standing C "Regular way! exififiimciSih lady " t;onB anj Jrivi anaaa you Buppose.'j.m gmng near t o,.i.. q thetaroal place, and tidct hat ar tarnal critter without &. bri41o or a lady saddle? No, I dojj't want anything -to do with th man that rides it. I'd Jook nice perched' upon a buw-goat, wouldn't I? No, never 1 l'llnever go nigh; it again, nor you snail numer if I tsan prevent it, no lady'shallever join the Uddr ellows. W n.y, I d soon er be a Free' Mason,: and broild on a gridiron as long as the firo. could' be kept under it, and pulled from, , garret to cellar with a halter in a pair1 -of old breeches and slippers, just as my poor dead httsband. And he lived over it, but l never could live over Buch another tide as I took to-day." 1 do? ("If-course I rot tin and. x- inferunlidoor, and I' said, , uillsfti'hy the deuce didnt -1 ii k of bohi ng the door before I I u sWp, an3 not wako up a man lo-miridle of a cold nightto do it?' .islwrifttdo you suppose her answer wW 1 .-, - -, : . .r. , 'Why, Mr. .Squills, she said, .1 tbcurht a bolt was always in order' " " What did I say ? What could I say? And tho worst Jof it nil j said NiuilIs, " I'll be hanged if she wnsn't laughing at me ; I could feel the bod shaking." ; ! IMrOITANT TO EEVEJiUE C0LLF.C ;, toes. ;t A Circular from the Comptroller. tloMPTKorxEWs Office, Nai-hvilly, Nov. Gj 1871 To the- Tax Collectors and Chairman of the County Courtw of the from State: In answer to inquiries different parts of the State, J issue ttiis circular: 'i 1. tor ' .date of! in," w von knew me ! : . . ... , A Si W ho could nave resisted mat r certainly not Wil Renton, who; in almost a panic of astonishmet, tried to realize she was not lame at all, and had never been. ! . : f '.; r ':' T. i It was a glorious surprise, and Wil was prouder than Pompey when Lena and he had a jolly galop in the parlor, plnyed by Annie's fingers. 1 "Shall we go to uncle Asa's library,' Wil? lie wants you, you know." t Lena's eyes were shining like stars, and she linked her arm in Wil's as they entered the room. n , 1 , Mr. Lisle looked up and smiled dryly. . ''Not, so bad after all, eh ?" "I told you she never coW,be a burden," rejoined Wil gayly. , : 1 1 ; Mr. Lisle's feyes were twinking . in the peculiar way Wil had often noticed when he was interested. Now he quickly handed Wil a slip of paper.; , "I'll sign that on your wedding-day, my boy. And now I know you will be right sort of a husband for my little Lena. Annie'll ddSirBt-rate.too; she e engaged to Dr. Warner. There, young mwr iFtNiwr': I want to read. ; And Wil saw a check in his favnr for twenty-five thousand dollars while JLena, with her laughing eyes Wil had long Bine discovered their color, size and shape full of tears, informed him that she and her cousin were co-heir- C9So Wil didn't do so ill. after all, did ha? $50,000 From 0 ne City.' i New York has done the most magnificent thing yet, and at a time when we hardly expected any more large donations not already on tho vw!ay here. The dispatches in the morning papers state that the appropriation of 950,000 by the Board of Alderman mentioned yesterday has been confirmed: by the Board of Assistant Aldermen. They voted it on the supposition that there will bo needy people in Memphis all wintefe jand did not take it for granted that; tfey ! knew more of the neeea sities and sufferings of the poor tjian we know ourselves. We think the time lion onift to hrv to the world'?that we will try to getalong without tnrtneraici, and then if anything is sent afterthat for the relief of the poor through the coming season it will be all Ibe more gratefully appreciated. We should let the outside world know that tho people of Memphis are not disposed to take advantage of public sympathy, but desire to become, self-auppporting as Boon as the nature of circumstances Will admit. M emphu Ledger ilh inst. is the dntv of each tax collec- endorse upon his tax books the the payment of each tax there hether that ; paymentf-ha made tn-dsvkr a vear hence. ; i -. 1 2. iti isthe duty of each tax collector to make to the Judge or chairinn of the County Court a monthy statement slio-ii(ir the nccreeate tasel which id during the uioiun, una shall, be lur-bv the Con 11- Id suggest that each tix collector make his first state ment up to the hist day ot the month next after he receives his tax! books, thniizli a full month have not clasped: then afterwards np to the first day of 'cacb., ucceeding month, J his will givefsjktem 'to the reports of ;thc,tnx collectors of tho State. i1; f 3: Tho Kum of ten per cent, ntodn amount collected during the month by anvtiii collectdr will be impopwl upon rim folr each month he tails or relies overv-tho inoooy coueoilcd by 4 ;A the Doll tax 18 levied exclus- ivflvfbr school purpOKen, it miist re M.,r-i.il so ihat it can bo credited on 1 1m botiks of this office to the school fund, separate and apart from the gen eral State taxj If the tax collector inakesihis payments to a Stato dejKi- toryj hjw receipts enouia state oiiinct-y whait he has paid in poll and what on SUite tax. 5. Vj'ith thcJO per cent, tax on prop-crtv foir school purposes, the Comptroller-has hothiiig to do. No report of it Should bo made to bira, ' It is ... . 1 . . ! . j 1 . .t . n ... paid tQ ana aistnouiea uy ie v oumy Comptroller.: Tfo Electoral College. I ommittee on'EIec- leges of the IJnited recently held a confer ence in New York in reference to the mode of electing j the President and Vice- President. ; The substance of their deliberations may be briefly stated as involving the following propositions,:"' ... , ; .-' r !; j ' j 1 1. To abolish the Electoral Colleger. J 2. That the Presidcrtand tha Vice- President shall be elected by tbe peo ple voting directly for the candidates. ; d. Inat cacli fcmejtn&il be tuvidea into as many .districts as the fctatc is entitled to representatives in Congress, to be composed ol contiguous territory, compact in form, and as- nearly equal in population as may be, and tea per. son having tbe highest number ot votesa for President in each district shall receive the vote of the district for Presi-, dent, which shall count one Presidential vote; tbateach State idiall be entitled to two Presidential votes at large, which shall be counted for the person . ., .... having tne nignesi, niimoer -01 voies in the wnoie otaie. ; j 4 The person having the bighoKt number of such Presidential votes n tho United States shall be President. 5. These proyisionsi to be applicable to the election uf Vice-Provident. C.-Congress shall have power to provide for holdingvnnd c,Hducting the election for President and Vicet Prei -dent, and 9 establish tribunals for the decision of contests as to tho vote in any district or State, and make reg- i An inquiry into the kind and quantity of destruction caused by lightning has recently been made in the interests of the Insurance Companies of Sax ony. As might have been anticipated, the result of the investigations establishes the fact that houses roofed with slate or iron are very much less liable to be fired bv lizhtniDK than nouses to pay him ulations governing the proceei these tribunal. ings of .1 NO. ! A ioi ciirMJ incident is reported from Cjhattanooga. ; An ntter stranger called! 011 a j respectable farmer, recently, and asked him if his honne had nit been robbed during the war. The farmer replied that it had. "I, ; said the stranger, " was one of the marauding party that did it. I took a little locket,'; " That locket," aid the farmer, bursting into tears." bad been won! by my dear, dear child." ".Here it i9,"!rcplied the stranger, visibly affected : 4 " lam rich ; let mo make res-titutidn."" Her is t20 for your httlo son." i; He gave the farmer a ?50 bill, and received fiM) in change. 1 then wrung the farmer's hand warmly and left . i iThn f irracf has since dried his covered with shingle or thatched roofsM tears and loaded his shot-gun To Make A (Jood Collector!. Be on time to the niinuta wicn the debtor snys "com6 to-morrow ft nine o'clock.' ' j4' ! ' ,:-''!-' I Sit on the 1 step and wait jfir his Return when he says, " I am juit going to dinner."-: , - j -.-,'-, - 1 ) ; , i j Insist on stepping out to makejchaiigo when a man " baa nothing less than a twenty." ,''!''!''' '.'$.- ' 1 (, Oo to an " old stager" every day for a month with a clieerlul coontenance " about that little amount." , ! Don't mind edging into a crowd to ; ask a fellow, : - ' 1 i'; j ' - Take a dollar in fartif you can't get ten in whole, and " credit it" with "alacrity. .'- ! '- .' ' ' j'. ! Always suggest a check when the money is not in hand, aa you tan get it "cashed '' to-morrow. . : -, j .Always have the account "on top,,r so that tho man Can have no excuse for putting you off. ' ! J Don t mind asking for it imntediale. ly after being " trcatd " or pleasantly entertained, j w Never be in a hurry, "will wait till vou set through." ' i Cough or salute when tho MhrJJ case" wants to imss you without seeing you. ., v"i j In fipe bo patient as a post, cheerful as a duck, sociable as a ilea, bold as a lion, weather proof aa a rubber, cunning as a fox, and watchful as a, sparrow hawk. j The Heroic Age" of Methodism In speaking of the lato Bishop Early. Bishop McTyiere Baid: He was a representative man of tho heroic age of Methodism, for Methodism -had a. " heroic age," before the log cabin and bush arbor bad given way to the stately dwellings, with frescoed ceiling-when men rode circuits as large as our present districts, and preached at twenty-eight appointments in twenty-eight days, and when the word " f alary " wn not in the book.

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