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Bolivar Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 16, 1878, Bolivar, Tennessee.VOL. XHI. NO. 40. J i XXJJBOLIVAR, TENNESSEE. THURSDAY; MAY - 1G, M8?a $ 1.50 Per Annum. Harden M Bfflj Directory, j "Judicial. '11NCEUY COURT. Chancellor L. J. urt'.)ftou ; Clerk anil Master. James Fairer s, jr. ClUCUITCori' --JudKe, T.J.FlippinJ.lerk.J. M. IlU hardsan : Attorney General.J.J. Iupuy. CO L'XTY COU 1ST. Chairman. A. II.Hose; Clerk, W. C. Dorion: Register II.V. Amnions ; ?heriff, W. W. Farley; Depu- ties W. J. IUar, W.C.Crawford, Jeff. Had- - ."n; Su"eT(ir- - c- - c- - McDaniel; Standarddeeper. T. A. Parran. BOLIVAR. Professional. FRANCIS FENTRESS, Attorney at Law, and Solicitor in Chancery. Office north sidepublic fuare. DIt, J. J. N'EELY, Jr. Office on Market street, in McNeai Clock. Orders will receivnJimmpt attention. Dli I). C. DAY. Office at his residence, near Black Hotel. Mercantile. R. M. II A M P.I! drtiesit.t, keeps constantly on hand oils, jpaints, stationery ami fam-- nrtiMffv Smithide of public square.ji. I). MOORE, wholesale and retail drug-,st- ,keeps full supply of fcmokiug and chew-nu- n tobacco, oils, paints, soaps, etc. West mide public souare. CJKO.T. INGRAM Jfc CO., family grocers, !F11 Mock of nuars, meat, flour, teas, coffee, etc. .West side public square. T. P. CAMPIiELL, manufacturer of bota and shoes, makes gents' tthoes a specialty. Repairing neatly done.Over Moore &. Tate's. W. 11. CARUTIl, machinist, opposite Bol-ivar foundry, dealer in side and' V harrows.Repairing done. 11. L. T.IGlirFOUT & CO., watchmakers rind jewelers, Complete stock on hand. Re-quiring neallv and cheaply done. Store in McNeal's Block. Hotels and Saloons CITY SALOON. J. P. Smith & Co., pro-prietors. Best liquors kept constantly on 'Htd. South side public square, TEMPEST SALOON, P. W. Austin, pro-prietor. Has on hand pure liquors, fine "gars. .South side public square, EM SALOON, A. S. Osburn, proprietor. Full stock of line wines and other liquors. South .ide public square. GRAND JUNCTION. Professional. W. A. TURNER, Attorney at Law, prac- tices in Hardeman and adjoiuinir counties. Educational. WEST TENNESSEE MILITARY ACAD-eni- y. Session commences Sept. 25. Com- mandant. Edward Becton, Grand Junction. Hotels. .F. L: fLEDGE, Proprietor of the Stone wall House; excellent fare ; cheap rates. Mercantile. J. G. KAESTLE, Grand Junction, boot and shoe maker. Work done in the latest ityle and a tit guaranteed. ' G.-L- PEELER, Grand Junction, watch- maker and jeweler. Repairing and cleaning done uq short notice and at cheap rates. .Work guaranteed. WM, McK. HALL, Drugs and groceries. New and lull stock. Goods sold at Memphis prices. W. W. HAWKINS, dealer in all kinds of dry goods and genreul merchandise. New and complete stock. IRWIN & MAULDIN keeps constantly on hand a complete assortment of dry goods, groceries, etc. MESSRS. STINSON & CO., manufacturers of glass monuments. Orders solicited. Work Guaranteed. Office opposite depot. DR. A. J. ADAMS, proprietor of the cele- brated Asland Flour Mills, Orders solicited and promptly tilled. DENNIS FLANNERY, proprietor of the National Saloon. Full supply of fine liquors. Opposite Stonewall House. J. M. rRE WITT, dealer in dry goods, gro- ceries, clothing, boots, shoes, hats, hardware, school books, etc. Iarge new stock. Cheap for cash. " TOON'S STATION. Mercantile. ANDERSON & BRADFORD keep con stantly on hand a full assortment of dry goods groceries, etc. Great bargains to be had for cash. T- - J. KUFFIN, dealer in family supplies, lists, cane, boots and shoes. Libera terms oflered to buyers. MIDDLETON. Professional. DRS. NEELY & ALEXANDER offers their nrofessionnl services to the puDlic. tails prsmptly attended to. D1L J. D. SASSER offers his professional orvices to the public. All orders left at his office promptly answered. A. M. LAMBETH, Esq., Attorney at li and Solicitor in Chancery. Mercantile. J. K. P. LAMBETH has a large and as-.nr- td stock of dry coods, etc., which he offers very cheap for cash. Call and exam Lne bis new arrival of merchandise. S. C. WILSON, wholesale and retail drug- - cist, dealer in drugs, paints, oils, soap and fancy articles. A. J. BARRUM. dealer in drugs, oils, p lints, glass and fancy art cles, wholesale nd retail. F. G. BARTLIFF, wholesale and retail dealer in line wiues, liquor, groceries, etc. SAULS BURY. Mercantile. ,WRfGirr A DUR.PEN have a fuJl s CK of drv good", groceries and general Iner chandise. J. H. SANNONER hiu full and assortedkt.Jk of drugs, painta, oils, fancy articles", ttr. pqoqhontas. Mercantile. IRWIN, McFARLANE & CO. have a lar?e Sr. nppoiateu saw mm. All ordersluieu at hnort notice and upon reasonableterms. J. P. SMITH keeps constantly on band afull line of desirable dry goods, groceries, etc. Sells very cheap for cash. Call andget bargain. CRANESVILLE. Professional. Dr. D. 8. WEBU offers his professional services to the public. Orders left at his office promptly attended to. HICKORYVALLEY. Professional. Dr. R W. PEGRAM offers his professional services to the public. Calls promptly at- tended to. Professional CHAS. A. MILLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, . J3olivai Term. Office on Market street, in MoNeal Block. Feb'yl.-tf- . R. II. WOOD A. T. MC'KEAL. WOOD it McNEAL, Attorneys at Law, Bolivar, Term. East side of Court Square, over J. H. Lar-will-'s Drug Store. Attorney at Law -- AND Solicitor in Chancery, BOLIVAR, TENN. North side of public square, Sepl3-tf- . JOHN JOHNSTOX. FORD JOHNSTON & FOItD, Attorney at Law, " No.40 Madison St., MEMPHIS : ,: : TENNESSEE. P. B. ROBINSON, Attorney at Law , Soliritor in Chance it, and General Collecting Agents, Will practice in the Supreme Court. . JACKSOX, : : : TEXXESSEE. april 20-I- A. M. LAMBETH, Jr., Attorney an! Counsellor at Lai, Solicitor inU'hanwry, and General Collecting Agent, FOR WEST TENNESSEE MIDULETON, : : TENNESSEE. janyiiO-l- y GevrK tiant. Jo-sia- t'atterson. Thos. C. Llwe. Gant, Patterson & Lowe, Attorneys at Law, 293 Main Street, I MEMPHIS. iiSpecial attention to Bankrupt and in surance cases. ociov. w. w. I LEIGK. v. j. evA v PLEDGE & EVANS, UNDERTAKERS, GRAND JUNCTION. Keep ou hand and made to order all kinds of ready-mad-e coffins. Caskets furnished at short notice. SOUTHER KEW'S ITEMS. The wheat ia suffering from rust and fly in many parts of Tennessee. The army horses at San Antonio are grazed at l.tO per heart during the season Virginia claims the fi nest wheat prospect ever seen in tne state at tins stage ot the crop The total value of the foreign exports from the port of Charleston, for the year 1S77, waa tiMi8,ujz. The Confederate Survivors' association has been organized in Angusta, with Qen. C. A. Evans president. Whisky production in the Nashville districts shows an increase of twenty thou sand gallons tor April ever Marco. . The confederate monument in Mem phis is soon to be dedicated with great cere mony. General Hume, of Memnhis, will deliver the address. The Augusta Chronicle says Col. M. J. O'Brien, superintendent of the southern express company, is the immediate heir of the late bonanza king. . Hood's Texas brigade will hold its an- nual in the city of Houston on the tenth day of July next. Gen. Wade Hamp- ton and Hon. Dan. Voorhees are expected to be present. Ilev. Mr. Oliver, an Alabama delegate to the Methodist conference at Atlanta, has recounted his experience with evangelists. He dubs them " tramps" and declares them to be more trouble than they are worth. The Catholics bave bought 7,000 acres of land in Mecklenburb, county, Va,, on which they are going to establish a Indus-tri- al farm for educating freed men. This ia better than skipping them to Liberia to starve. Tha young man tried in London county, v v, last wees; ior snooune into a crowd who vieited him the night of his mar-rirg- e as a cala'humpian band, thereby killing one of the party, was sent to tpenitentiary for eighteen years. Rev. Dr. Jeter, of Virginia, addressed the meeting of southern Baptists in Nashville Thmsday. He said he waa preseut at a biin- - ilar convention ia 1851, and asked that all those in the hall who were with him twenty-- I reven years ago should rise. Only thirteen ! responded. " " The Key West (Fla.) Dispatch is in favor ot makioe its citizens useful. It wants an ordinance passed compelling every father of a new baby to plant a shade-tre- e in front of his premises. "In this manner" it smvs. ' our sidewalks will be beautifully shaded'in less ttau three years. For the year the Alabama itniteDtiary received 311 convicts, making 831 total con-finements; of these, 74 were discharged, 45died, 31 escaped, 17 were pardoned and 6 were delivered to sheriffs to answer other charges, leaving ia the oenitentiary, October 1, 1877, 653 convicts. The net cash earnings f- -r the year were $27,74.96. - The Moffett whisky register law, which was passed at the late session of the Louis-iana legislature has gone into operation:The bill places a quarter of a cent tax on every drink, and it Is thought will yield a revenue of 300,000 annnallv. The liquoidealers are violently opposed to the law, and have already formed an association totest its constitutionality. : j y The Swiss-Germa- n colony at Helvetia,Randolph county, W. Va.t does not appear to be augmenting, but rather' diminishing.According to a letter from its principalpioneer, C. E. Lutz, in the last BuckinghamBanner, the movement to settle such a colony there started in 1870, and by April, 1875, there were 5f 0 people. Now there are only about 300, and some of them are pre-paring to leave. Nq particular reasons for this decline of the colnny are given bevond a feud between some of the leaders. Austin (Tex.) Statesman: Two yea rain the penitentiary appears to be a remark- ably light sentence for the Griffin brothers, who robbed the express company at Paris of ten thousand dollars and still retain the money. The wages of five thousand dollars a year for serving in the penitentiary wouldbe accepted by thousands of the ordinarybreed of erring humanity. Horida State Journal: Among the many interesting exhibits at the Gainesvillefair was a sample of ozier willows, grown near Starke by Mr. Hopkins. It i said thatNew York imports annually ten millions ofdollars' worth of willow from Europe, which might just as well be produced, in Florida.The tzier grows finely iu the flat lands around Starke, and we look to it as an im-portant element in the development of tbat section. The Savannah cotton exchange, toprotect the reputation of Savannah as a cot ton port against damage done abroad frombadly packed cotton from the interior pass-ing through Savannah, but not handled there,has passed resolutions requesting the ship-pers, of cotton from that city to indorse Upon their bills of lading for cotton shipped ujjou ioe spot me clause, "compressed in savannah. Gold and silver minim?' nrnmiHM to become rich and extensive in Georgia. The country people in the vicinity of Dahlonega,Lumpkin county, during the year 1S76, pro- cured from surface washinz $40,718 worth ofgold. Where gold can be procured in suchquantities from the side hiils and gulches ia the mountains, there is no donbt that, when shafts aie sank and tunnels run so as to reaea the gold-bearin- g quarta at the water-leve- l, tne yieia oi metal wiu be very large andprofitable. - Tbe Lee county ( Va.) Sentinel iesrna that James, Acdy and Joe Jacksac. three brothers, of.'itissell county, and a woman wnose name is un&nown, alt died one daylast week from poisoning. Some one ia the neighborhood had lost a good deal of batterfrom time to time, by thieves, and' finally determined to pnt a stop to the stealing bypoisoning a crock-o- f butterr The plan was carried out, and the above facta pointed out iae gumy parties. , . Florida Patrist: The fruit crop, be yond all peradventure, is safe, and will be a most bountiful one throughout the state. The garden crops are now matured, and the greatest profusion and variety are presented on all sides. The corn crop, of which a mnch larger acreage than usual has been planted, is growing finely, and may soon be con- sidered safe The oat and rye crops promise an abundant yield, while the cotton is the ODly crop that may be considered ns in doubt, and tnat doubt rests altogether on the character of the season. Atlanta Chronicle : For several days past the Atlanta presbytery has been in ses- sion in Gainesville, trying the notorious Block case. Block was a member of the church, and permitted dancing at his hotu-e-. For this offense be was excommunicated by the pastor, Rev. Dr. Leftwich, and thereupon took an appeal to the presbytery. The inves- tigation brouch t out a great deal of titfe. ness and bad feeling, and resulted in sustaining the minis r by a vote of eighteen to eight. The dancing member still declines to believe that he has either sinned or violated the rules of his church, and will appeal t9 the sy- nod, which meets in Atlanta next November. MISCELLANEOUS. It costs the czar eome $ 1,000,000 every day to keep up his present military power. They have passed an act in British Guinea by which any one killing or selling birds with fine plumage will be heavily fined. " There is a factory in Davenport, Ia., for making sugar from Indian corn. The product somewhat resembles maple gusar and sells readily in the neighborhood. The syrnp is especially liked. ; . CONtiRESSlOJiAL. HOUSE. In the house, on the Gth, under a call of the states the following bills were referred : By Mr. Collins : For eetablishinir a district and circuit court for the United States in the northern district of Pennsylvania. By Mr. Scales: Giving to ail religious denominations equal rights and privileges in the Indian reservations. By Mr. Jones : For the ap- pointment of a commission, to be called the farmers and stock-breeder- commission, and to consist of one veterinary surgeon and two practical stock-breede-rs, at an annual salary of twenty-fiv- e hundred dollars each, to have charze of the investigation of con- tagious diseases of farm stock, their causes, means of prevention, cure, etc, and who are to report from time to time measures to prevent tbe importation of such diseases from abroad and the spread of contagion. By Mr. Ewing : Establishing a new judicial district in Ohio. By Mr. Fort : To iuaemnify Illinois and other states in regard to swamp lands. By Mr. Phillipps : To enable soldiers of the late war to pre-emp- t land to the extent of one hundred and sixty acres. By Mr. Morrison: To amend the law in relation to the tax on native wines The house then proceeded to the consideration of the bill establishing a permanent form ofgovernment for the district of Columbia. Without disposing of the question, the house adjourned. In tbe house, on the 7th, the bill for the government of the district of Columbia waa taken up. The bill having been gone through by sections, the main question was ordered on tbe passage of the bill, and it was passed without the yeas and nays Mr. Wood then moved to go into commit. tee of the whole on the tarriff bill. On a "taoding vote, the speaker an- nounced the resuit to be 79 to 80 ; then a vote by tellers resulted 94 to 97, and, finally, on a vote by yeas and nays the motion was agreed to yeas, 109 : nays, l(8....The house then went into committee of the whole, with Mr. Sayler in the chair, on the tariff bill, and Mr. Banks spoke ia opposition thereto. Adionrned. " 1 hfe house.on the Sth, went into commit- tee of the whole, Mr. Sayler in the chair.on the tariff bill. Tha committee then rose without action... Mr. Ellis introduced a bill to in- corporate the ocean navigating compacy and to restore the shipping interests of the United States. Referred The house then took a recess till half-pas- t seven... --The evening session will be for general debate only. - - In the house, on the 9:h, the wnate bill authorizing the citizens of Colorado and Nevada and the territories to fell and re- move the timber on the public lands for mining and domestic purposes, was parsed wiih the amendment- offered by Mr. Fort, that such lands shall not be pen Jto railroad, corporations for the euUinsr oi timber. .u The bill subjecting the Fort Wayne military reservation in Arkansas to entry as otherpublic lands in that state. , Passed... .Thehouse then went into committee of tha-- whole, Mr. Siyler in the chair, on the tariffV Ml flitiii. auo uuiuiumee wnnout actios arose and tbe house adiourned. ; - ; In the heuse. on the 10th, Mr. Dannell lotroduoed a bill fTOvklit.r that notice of contest under preemption, homestead and imber culutre laws, must he printed ia a newspaper published in the county where such contest lies. Passed."... ..The house wentinto eommittee of the whole, Mr. Knapp in the chair, on the private calendar, the pend-ing business, the William and Mary College bill, being passed over without action The bill , appropriating $3300 to Richard Beater, f Virginia, fer stores nd supplies taken by the United Scates army, led to The bill was then passed. Ad-journed.-, r i T ' "i n i senate; ;1 y n 2 6 f In the senate, on the 6th, on motion of Venator Thurman, the senate took np the hill repealing the bankrupt law, reported from the judiciary committee, with amend- ments, on Thursday last. The discussion of the bill lasted until the expiration of the morning hour, when the bill to repeal the specie resumption act came up as unfinished business. General Gordon spoke at length in favor of repealing the specie resumption act, Senator Sargent, -- front e oa ' appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States for the year ending June 30th Senator Dorsey submitted an. amendment. "That on the first day of January, 1879, the terms of office of all pension agents shill expire, and thereafter honorably discharged wounded or disabled union soldiers, or widows or daughters of such soldiers, shall be appointed to such offices." Agreed to ayes, 27; nays, 22 Senator Sargent then submitted an amendment providinz that from and after the passage oi this, in case of a vacancy in the office of any pension agent, it shall be filled by the appointment of a wounded or disabled union soldier. Agreed to. Adjourned. In the senate, on the 7th, considera- tion of the pension appropriation will was resumed. The bill was then reported to the senate, the amendments of the committee in the whole concurred in, and it was read a third time and passed Mr. Allison calle-- np the - Indian appropriation bill, and in explanation thereof said the committee on appropriations had made very few amend- ments to the bill as it came from the house. The amendments were nnimportant. He moved that the five minutes rule be applied to the discussion of the amendments. Agreed to ,...A lengthy discussion ensued as to whether the Indians preferred to go to the Indian territory or back to Idaho, and what the interior department required of them, etc. Pending the discussion the senate went into executive session. When the doors reopened the senate adjourned. In the senate, on the 8tb, the following bills were introduced: By Senator Hoar: To provide for an ocean aud mail ship service between the United States andPortugal. ,.By Senator Morgan : A concur- rent resolution touching the relations of the United States with Mexico. Laid on tbe table for the present, that he might call it up and submit remarks in regard thereto hereafter...... By Senator Anthony: A bill authoria ng the publication for sale of an edition o' the narrative of the Polaris ex- pedition.. ....Senator Burnside called np the house joint resolution to amend the ioint resolution of July authorizing the secretary of war to issue arms so as to pro vide that the same thall be issued to terri- tories as well as states, not exceeding five hundred stands of arms to each territory Senator Davis W. Va submitted an amend ment providing that the present quota of the states shall not be diminished on ac- count of such issue. Aereed to, and the bill waspp.ssed. The senate then resumed the consideration of the Indian appropriation bill... ...Pending the discussion was substi- tuted a resolution directing the commis- sioner of the district of Columbia to report to the senate what church property in the district, taxed under an art of June, 1874, is in arrears in regard to such tax. and if stens have been taken to enforce the collection of said tax. Agreed to Senator Thurman gave notice tnat as soon as the lrrtiau appropriation bill should be disposed of he would press the bill to repeal the bankruptjaw to a vote senator windom gave notice tbat as soon as the Indian appropria- tion bill was disposed of the postoffice ap propriation bill would be called u, Senator Gordon introduced a bill for the improvement of the sanitary condition o Washington. After an executive session the senate adiourned. " In the senate, on the 9th, after con- sideration of the Mexican award bill, the Indian bureau appropriation bill, both of which were passed, and several items of minor importance, discussion of the bill to repeal the bankrupt act ws resumed...Senator Uaxey spoke ia opposition to all tbe senate amendments and in favor of agreeing to the house amendments and pas- sing the bill, but before he had been soeak-in- g lonsr he yielded to Senator Davis III , anu on ms motion the senate adiourned. In the senate, on the 10th. considers tion .of the bill to repeal the batkroptlaw was lesumed and Mr. Maxey continued his argument in favor of the bill. Atter further debate the pending question being on the amendment of Mr. Tnnrman to unke out "January 1, 1879," and insert "September 1, 1878," so that the-repea- l shall take effect on the first of i September next. It was aereed to yeas 27, nays 21. as fol lows: leas Baily, Barnum, Brnce, Butler, Davis, (111.), Davis, (W. Va.), Dorsey, Eaton, Eustis, Ferry, Gordon, Grover, Hoar, John- ston, Jones, (Fla.), Kirkwood, McMillan, Matthews, Merrimon, Patterson, Randolph, Ransom, Sargent, Saulsbury, Spencer, Thurman and Windom 27. Nays Anthony, Beck, Cameron. (Wis.). Co"krell. Conkline. Dawes, Garland, Harris, Hill, Howe, Kel- logg, Kernan, McCreery, McDonald, Maxey, Morrill, Oglesby, Saunders, Voorhees, Whyie and Withers 21 Allison, Bayard, Booth, Ingalls. Lamar, Edmunds and Mitchell, who wauia nave voted in the affirmative, werepaired with Plumb, Morgan, Hsmlin, Burn-sid- e, Coke, Cbristiancy and Wallace, who would have voted in the negative The question then recurred on agreeing to the amendment of the judiciary committee as amended by Mr. Thurman, and it was agreed to yeas, 26; nays, 21 and the bill was passed. It now goes back to the house of representatives for the concurrence of thatbody. After executive session, the senate adjourned nntil Monday. 'Uses of Tarious Woods. The following are interesting items concerning "the commercial value" and properties of- - the better known woods, so laid down by the American Builder : Elasticity; Ash, hickory, hazel, lance-woo- d chestnut (small), yew, snakewood. Elasticity - and Toughness: Oak, beech, elm, lignum-vita- s, walnut, born-bea- m. .Even Grain (for carving and engrav ing): , .rar, pine, dox, lime-tree-. Durability (in dry works): Cedar. oak, yellow pine, chestnut. Building (shipbuilding) : ( ledar, pine,(deal), fir,larch, elm, oak, locust, teak. Wet constiuction (aa piles, foundations, flumes, etc.) : Elm, alden, beech, oik, whitewood, chestnut, ash, spruce, syca- more. Machinery : nd miilwork . (frames) : Ash, beech, birch, pine, elm, oak. Rol- lers, etc. : Box, lignum-vitff- l. mahogany. Teeth of wheels : Crab-tre-e, horn beam, locust. Foundry patterns: Alden, .pine, mahogny.' " ' - Furniture (common): Beech, birch, cedar, cherry, pine, v whitewood. Best furniture: Amboyna, walnut, oak, rosewood, stainwood, sandalwood, chest- nut, cedar, tulipwood, zsbrawood, ebonv. ... CM these, varieties tho.se that cbi fly enter into commerce in this country are oak, hickory, ash, e.'m, cedar, black walnut, maple, cheriy, butternut, etc. 1 A jlaY school teacher at New York waa docked two cents the othei day by tbe principal in whose school she taught, for being one rainure late in getting to her desk. - That ia almost equal to Mark Twain's story about a mining company which docked a man for the time spent in being; blown up, when his back pay was being handed to his window. TII1XE JtLWAYN, Theu'umnIad tniDinKlatheleaT, . ,. and tbs loog grais U rustling on my frve:Ah, would you hare uie think your heait now grievesFor hmr yon would not aav t r ; . ! ; i " For t am dead ; know you not t am dead T ' i W hr will you haunt bm to my grave ' Standing above and iatenia overbad, ,Where I in buriM deep sod out ot sight J ' Have yoa not wiae sud musie ia your home. 'And her fair fo-- ani eyea so pur nd pro illWith love ot you f And wheralore da you cams ! To vex me, lying silent in my shroud T ( 1( j 8eek your new low I She calls you, and the toar ' Are warm on her pale fo. and her young breastIs full of doubt and norrow for she bears Low whiipered worda tbatf-tartl- e her frora rest. In from the night' tbe storm begins to stiri will be near, and ghostly eyea onall see 'How you will kiss berlipi sod say to her, i nine always, love, as once you salj to me. . . i rVinter.. JANE'S BROTHER JOHN. Only three little months since that Saturday morning, and yet how the world is changed to me I I had promised my little son his favorite dish of stuffed meat for Sunday's dinner, and had for- gotten thvme, the very root and essence of all flavors ; so, in hot haste, with my sleeves rolled up, my white apron on, and nothing but a dusting cap on my head, I rushed into Jane, singing cheerily to myself, I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows." In truth, Jane was a bank where some- thing: else could be bad beside this fra- grant commodity. Many a time I had tided over a Sunday s dinner with the help of a pudding or pie from her capa- cious larder ; and, on rare occasions, seasons of dire necessity for Jane wa more chary of money than anything else in the world she had lent me a bit of currency, which . I always paid back at my earliest convenience, even if I was compelled to borrow it from somebody else, because, I knew that, to be in Jane s favor, one must not forget what she called a business transaction. I confess with shame and remorse tbat I have lest count of half leaves of bread, lump3 of butter, small quantities of riaegar, pep- per, mustard, even a scuttle of, coal. These things have passed from my mem- ory, and leit no distinct trace ; but I never have failed, when I have been compelled to borrow money from my sister in-la- to put the amount down on the kitchen door, and have even worn a string on my finger till the debt was wiped out. She wan't exactly my eiater-in-la-w she was my brpther-i- n law's brother's wife--b- ut it amounted to the same thing, and I've even intro- duced her as my sister some times to save ceremony. Jane generally ex- plains, for she is a very conscientious and strict woman, but the ramifications of relationship are so intricate that I never stay to hear them unravelled. On this Saturday morning of which I Bpeak I rushed into Jane's kitchen, Finging "I know abmk whereaa tbe wild thyme b!ows;" but the nots died away in an embar- rassed cough. For there, by the kitchen range, tilting back in his chair, and staring at me with all hs might, was a strange gentleman. One could see he was a gentleman at the first glance ; and, truth to say, all the good people that visited Jane did not reach my idea of true gentility. In the meanwhile a warm, generous, encouraging smile lighted up his face. "My--m- y sister is out !" 1 stammered, looking about me for Jane. "Your sister," he said, inquiringly; and as Jane wasn't, there, I was com- pelled to explain. "Not exactly my sister," I began; and suddenly he broke in : "Your BisteMn-law- , you mean?" " Oh, what does it matter?" I Baid. . of some little consequence to me," he aid, still tmiling in his pleasant way, and somehow I felt as if I'd known him a hundred years. Before I knew it I began telling him about tbe stuffed meat" for my little Howard's Sunday dinner ; I had to wait for Jane, and it wa? stupid to stand there and say nothing. At the least encourage- ment my tongue always ran like a mill-race- , and here was the brightest and bet of reasons for talking, when I had so ready and willing a listener, and one so sympathizing and genial. From my little Howard it was the easiest thing in the world to pet back to his poor, dear papa, and my heart wasstrangely warmed and comforted by tbe gentle sympathy that shone in the face ot this kind gen- tleman for my widowed and lonely con- dition. ' ..As usual, when my tongue ran ahead of my reason, I was brought up short by the awkward consequence of this impuls- iveness of mine, and when I found that I was actually being consoled by an entir? stranger, my tardy timidity took fright, aud I should have beaten a retreat n ne had not anticipated me. I think Jane is coming," he said. " I will go out lor a walk, but I hope soon to eee you again." I couldn't help, smiling when he smiled, to save my life. He caught up his hat from the dresser, and went to tbe door-:- - - : " Why, where are-yo- u going, John ?'' said Jane, upon the threshold. " I'll be back prewsntly," he said, and with another, little nod to me he disap- peared. " To think ot that woman next door sticking a pin in her baby's eye ! " said Jane. " I declare to goodness, a woman that won't sew hooka and eyes or buttons on her dress don't' deserve to bave a baby!" I hastened to turn sideways to Jane. My poor, dear Howard used to say that every embrace f his was at the risk of being stabbed with a pin or a needle, so, to change the subject, I asked Jane who the gentleman was that had just left us. "Why, that's brother John," said Jane ; brother John, from LoDg Island. He's such a home body, I guess you've never seen h m before," Here Jane paused, ani winked her eye at me and smiled. Her smile was like her brother John's, and lit up her whole face. You see," Jane went on, beginning to mold nerbread, but still nodding and winfcipg at me, " John's come down here for somethiu' special.. My worst enemy couldn't call me a match-make- r; but when I see a poor widow strugglin' along, tryin to keep the wolt from the door, I can't help takin' an interest. There's nothin' mean or contrivin about me " I'm sure there isn't, Jane," I said. "And I hate a meddler; but ever since Belindy died John's just buried himself down there at bis place on Lonjr Island ; a beautiful place bt-y- u t' ful," repeated Jane, unctuously. Trees fMy laden down with fruit ; and what with' new-lai- d egg and cream, and home-mad-e hams and saut-age- . the place is next door to a paradise. There aiu t no manner o' use of John's givio.' up nt whole life to mournin over Belindy ; rood time . n.P h.,i tn. raA - r,r,,t TKr,'- -14 T L A MV V v ww- - 44aM V V AA a that foolUh about a woman that ; she ) never has to raise a hatnl, and that s something for a poor strugglin' widow to think of, isn't it, Nelly?" " Yes," I stammered out, my face in a glow, and a world ot confusion battling at my heart. This good creature Jane had evidently, invited her brother John purposely to ' see me.' and though her intentions were good, what must he think of ray meeting him half-wa-y ia his consolation a little. while ago 1 .Oh, how bold and contriving he had found me ! How in the world was I to know he was a widower, and invited down for a special purpose? " Oh, why didn't you tell me, Jane ?' o I cried. ' . ; ' " " Well, you see, I couldn't tell how.it would turn out. . John, didn't know there was, a. mortgage n Susan's pro-- ' " perty." - , :t i , : a" Susan I" I repeated. " Yes; you know Susan my hus- band's sister. She's comin' down on a visit to-da- y, and John says he don't care a pin about the mortgage ; he's only afraid he can't care for Susan. You see, his heart wai bound up in Bs-lindy- .-' ; I began to understand that it was not my lonely condition that Jane had in- terested herself to ameliorate, but that " of her husband's sister Susan. It took " quite a weight of confusion from my heart, but left it strangely sad and dis- comfited. It was so hard to be alone and desolate, and have, nobody care whether one lived or died, and Susan was so much better off than I ! " I thought Susan was quite comforta- bly eituated," I said. " Well, there's the mortgage," said Jane; "she keeps botherin' us about that mortgage all the time, and my hus- band can't undertake to bolster up all his relations. You see, I just told John all about it, and it's a business transac- tion, Nelly. If she gets John we won't hear any more about tbe mortgage." I began to lose all interest in the con- versation, and remembered tbat my poor dear Howard had told me how sordid and mercenary all these people were. It was really dreadful to hear Ihe most sacred sentiments oi life degraded to the level of mere business transactions. Jane's Brother John didn't look like this kind of a person, but of course he must be. The whole .thing so confused aod be- wildered me that I went away without my thyme, after all. We all know what appalling things can happen iu an : incredibly short space of time, and our dearest hopea are blasted when we least look for a calamity. I had not expected to be absent five minutes, and had left my kitchen window open, as the morning was so balmy and sweet. Imagine my dismay when I saw a strange cat actually standing on my kitchen table and help- ing herself to the meat which had al- ready cx3t me so much trouble. lie was a lean and hungry animal, with murky green eyes; and though he fhd at my approach, and had not made much pro- gress in his meal, of course the damage was irreparable. I felt aa Byron did about the little waltzer. "What you've touched you may take," I said, and flung the meat after the green-eye- d monster. Then I banged down the window, shut out the balmy air, and looted dolefully at the miserable materials left to me. I might have borrowed any one of them, or all of them, if tbe meat had been theie, but I eouldn't ask Jane for the meat; it would be like the Irishman begging the Joan of an egg for his pinch of salt. . !Ne; it was plain to be eeen that little Howard must go without hi Sunday dinner. I didn't care formyself, but my poor little fatherless boy would suffer for my carelessness and neglect. And, truth to say, he waa not wont te suffer in eilence or uncomplainingly. I should have a terrible day, and began to feel more and more thai life was a hid- eous and unbearable burden. I saw through the front window a lady go by, wearing a sealskin sacque. 1 cou'd not think it possible it was Susan. But it was yes, it was Susan. She had the sealskin sacque which the bad so long coveted. Sjme people were born to good luck. Heaven forbid any injustice on mv part, or useless repining at the ways of providence, but it did seem hard that Sn?an should have twrylhing. To crown all, I saw somebody else pans mv win- dow. It was Jane's brother John, with a lovely bunch of violets in bis baud, lis was only a few rods behind Susan ; he would soon overtake her and give iier the violets wilh soma nice liltie speech about her eyes, which, I remembered, were a wahed-o- ut bice. Then they would eo into one of Jane's appet'a ng little lunches, while I and por little Howard would sit down to a crust, and the end ot it would be that Susan wouldn't have to raise a band, while I Well, I must go about my sweeping right straight away. " Which I did at once. But the salt and bitter tears that fell from my eyes ought to bave allayed tbe dust of my uming-ruoi- n. uiuu b cure wi qujuhij bo much as my little Howard's disap- pointment. How could I confess to the child that I had left his precious bit of meat to be devoured by that green-eye- d monster. He would kick and cry and refuse to be comforted; and I should be most miserable. While the tears were falling like rain upon my broom a big shadow loomed up at the door, and there stood Jane's brother John, with the bunch ot vioieU still in one hand and a bunch of thyme in the other. I turned my tear stained face away from him, and held .out my hand for the thyme, I was sorry to seem so' ridiculou. Of course Jane had told him all about his mistake, and he had come to apologize and explain. I wished he would not mind, but go back again to Suan ; but he held my hand tight in his own, and put into my fingers the pretty timers, looking down intomy face with a world of tender inquiry as to its forlorn and woe-begon- e condition. " These blossoms will serve to garnish your Sunday dinner," he said, " in which I have become strangely interested, and could not frbear bringing you tbe thyme which you left behind you." ' It is useless,'.' I said, smiling dole-fully; "the green eyed monster has spoiled all. . . "Ab," he siid, his face suddenly brightening, " is that the trouble ? Bless your womanly little soul, how I love your frank generosity ! How sweet it is to hear something straight from tbe heart, without affectation or sl am ! Ah, believe me, you have nothing to dread from the green eyed monnter. ' I knew from'tbo tenderness of bis voice and manner be thought I meant that L was jealous of Suwin, and I felt the hot blood ruh up to the frill of my dusting cap. . I wanted to tell him it ws only a green eyed cat, and faltered out that lis had made a mistake; but he broke in again, eagerly : ?Yei, I know there is some little mistake about the relationship. Jane has told me that instead of being same- - thifiir or other, that you are the other I " 3 w J thing ; but the main thing ia tbat you are tbe one woman in me woria ior ffle. I never saw anybody in my life at least, that is I mean since .' Aud here tbe poo? fellow grew silent, thlnkinc doubtle. of Belinda. I was sorry so sensitive and loyal a nature should be thrown away upon Susan, whom I knew to be cold and calculating, thinking more of her mortgage than the human heart, but I could not be treacher- ous and base. "1 am sorry," . I said for frankness was a part of" my nature, and Heaven knows I was sorry-- to my heart's core " but I cannot interfere with the plans your sister Jane. I know that she ia only my , brother-in-law- 's brother's wift ". . "Oh," cried Jane's, brother John, won't yon please make the relationship simple one ? See what mischief it has done a ready 1 I shall love nobody but you marry nobody but you." And all at once, while my hand was still elosa in his own. and the violets were drooping from the warmth of both, who should burst in upon us but his lister Jane ! Her fac was flustered, but not very wrathful, and she seemed rather pleased than otuerwise at the tableau before her. For goodness' sake, John," she said, when you come back to the house don't say a word to Susan ; she's engaged to the Baptist minister. I never liked the looks oi the man myself, and wouldn't want to marry anybody with such an ugly Kjuint in his eye; but he hoids Susan's mortgage, and if he looked seven ways to the moon, she wouldn't care. So perhaps it's better as it is." " I'm sure it's ever so much better as it is," said Jane's brother John '.Har- per's Weekly. Those Silver Dollars. The treasury has now commenced to payout the new siiver dollars, and in the ordinary course of business $1,200,000 will be disbursed during the current month. There is, we are informed, some complaint of the redundancy of small silver coin and apprehensions that this superabundance may lead to inconveni- ence. It is to be regretted that the gov ernment has not provided means for the exchange of small coin for bills or for coin certificates. This, however, it has done in the case of the silver dollars, and hereafter whoever finds himself burdened with a 8upeifluity of these shining discs cm without difficulty exchange them for the new Mlver coin certificates in denom- inations ranging from ten to one thousand dollars Thus a superfluity of tilver dollars can always be prevented, so far, at least, as any inconvenience may arise from the mere handling or storing of tbe coins. We can but believe, however, tbat the provision of the silver law, which compels the secretary of tbe treasury to coin two millions p r month, and forbids him to coin more than four millions, is not wholly wise, and that it would have been better had silver not only been made an unlimited tender for all payments, public and private, but that its supply also had been made to depend upon the demand for it, by permitting any one to have silver builion coined on payment of the seignorage. This is what is done with gold ; and per ect equality between the two metals cannot be reached aa long as tbe govern- ment arbitrarily fixes the supply of one of thee by a cast-iro- n rule, and leaves it open for any one to increase the supply of the other by sending a ton or two of gold bricks to the mint. We are not asking any fceth legist itive action in the premises at present; we can alTrd to wait and see how affairs move under the existing regulations. But we point out what we consider to be an imperfection in tbe law ; and invite to the subject the consideration of the though tful.--Graph- ic. Memories of Mount Vernon. Cinespandence luisville Cornier-Journa- l. We wander all through tbe sad, silent manion. We look at the spindle-legge- d lurniture, and at a rusty key on the wall, the key of the bastile. We see Washington's vest and small clothes in tbe glass ca-- e, and a lock of his hair, and original letters by his hand and Lafa- yette's. We see pretty Eleneor Eustis's wedding gi't harpsicord, that her step- father brought from foreign lands for a surprise when she left her girlhood's home. The pretty Eleneor is buried lonsr ago. All traces ot her pink and white beauty have ?e.t the earth; here stands the dusty harpsicord, brought back by strange bands to her old home. Tbe room tbat interests me most is the tiny attic chamber where tbe devoted widow passed her days after her hus- band's death. The large chamber below was closed after his decease. None; entered it from t'oattimeon. A rugand single bed Mrs. Washington had moved to the attic room, and here, winter and summer, she watched with longing, crazy eyes the tomb that held her dead. There was no place for stove or crate ; all day in tha room under the roof, she hat by the small window (her feet in winter on a zinc foot stove filled with coals), with a shawl wrapped about her bent form, true Martha Washington, first lady of the land ! First, in elegance in times of peace; in courage in time ot war; in faithfulness in time of death. All women laok wilh tenderer eyes at the email marble reating-plac- s than at the grander casket by their side. Oae bears upon it a draped flag, cut in the stone, a shield and crouching eagle ; the other only the words V' martha",'"" ; I CO.NTFORT OK WAPHI XUTO". : Yet thete words dim the eyes of loving wives; they pierce the hearts of lonely i widows, and bind all true and fervent womanhood ciose to tne lorm mat sieeps so dreamleosly beside the one she loved truly and long. More than a Tear Without Food. The London News says : " Tbe female arvuvinda in the Zxlosical eardens was; torn from her home in Sjuth America i some time in 1876 . She was carried ' across the ocean in narrow box, which ; causr-- her great discomfort and may possibly have impaired ber digestion, i In February, 1S77, tbe anaconda was consigned to her English abode, but rhe refused to be comforted or to take any- - J thing to eat. The dainties which have ' the greatest charm tor her, live birds and other ai isat-- d tnfl ' wcro, happily for ; .hem, xbttiud in vin. She perse vered in ftarvin herrelr resolutely, not j to say miile:ily, and wo d not that j fvHH.i w thrust tija peikiicj. A lev. day me the ta-t- e for livn:g." xii-- gia'.ifit-- b r IrieLds by wtavu.g tu.d swallowing an nufortunate duck. She may now do veiy well, for ap etiy cuuh-- i as eat, but her pro- - loinre I mat ot at least a year might prove try t nn.t serpentine constitutions, It would bi interesting to know whether the a a; nda's weight lias varied at all during ht r unexampled periormaiice. FACT4 AND FANCIES. The bell punch noteth even the fall of a swallow. A bad mn with some gwi qualities keeps the devil happy a month at a time. Mrs. EocKvrorr the lawyer of Wash- ington city, has made $23,000 at the bar. It is said that a Russian womandoubts the afllction of ber husband when he ceases the practice of beating ber. The latest definition of an indorsei : "He is a man who signs a commercial philopena with his friend, aud gets caught." The New Orleans Picayune insinuates that Lot's wife looked back because there was a woman behind her with a new bonnet on. Firt Urohis " Wnen a doctor gets sick, what makes 'em eet another doctor to give 'em medicine ?" Second Urchin "'Cos they can't take their own medi- cine; it's too nasty. They give it to felks." . Junior Clerk. " Would you permit me to absent myself to attend my father's mneral ?" Head of firm (deep in figures) "You may go, Hawkins, but do not let thi happen again." " Why is it, my dear sir," eaid Waffles landlady to him the otVer day, " that your newspaper men never get rich?" " I don't know," was the reply, "except it is that dollars and sense do not always travel together." Young eirls do not understand the witchery of bright eyes and rosy lips, but set off their beauty by all the artifi- cial means in their power, never reflect-in-g that by doing so they destroy their principal charm that of innocence. Let a young gentleman and young lady try the following tcientific experi- ment : A galvanic battery is set in mo- tion, and while he takes one handle in one cf his hands she takes the other in one of her. Then let them softly kiss each other. This brings out all the fire works there are in two msving soul.-1-. "Where do potatoes come from?'' asked a little five-year-o- ld. She was told the usual thing. " But where did the first one come from ?" she persisted. Her father said he didn't know. Then she thought for a few moments and broke out with: " Well, I suppose they made a little 'teenty one first, and planted it; don't you, papa?" My journal of Switzerland does not mention what I well recollect, and Wordsworth has well made the sub-ject of a sonnet, the continued bark- ing of a do?, irritated by the echo of his own voice. In human life this is per- petually oc.urring. It is said that a dog has been kn .wn to contract an illness by tbe continued labor of barking at his own echo, and finally to be killed by it. I Crabb Robinson. TiiEson of Napoleon HI.,Prince Louis, has just entered on his twenty-thir- d year. He can not exactly be called Prince Imperial, for there is no French emperor. It is said that an understand- ing was arrived at long since in the British court, and with full consent of the Empress Eugenie, that the son of tte late emperor should be called, as his father was in his early exile, Prince Louis Napoleon. A jurok in St. Iitiis snored so loudly that he awoke the judge, and the latter was so indignant that ha fined him $10 and sent bim out ot the b x, a! tor which the case was adjourned, the defendant re- fusing to proceed with only eleven jurors. Snoring, accordingly, is contempt of court, uulefs the judjre does it himself : so that about the only thing the averagejuror knows how to do wll is taken away from him. Buflalo Express. An agricultural paper gives several directions ' how to tell a g.d egg." They are not altogether satisfactory, however. The quickest and surest way to tell a good eg is to place it in one hand and mash it with the other. If an odor arises that leads you to believe that a bone-boiii- ng establishment and Limburger cheese factory have telescoped, the egg is not good and you want to throw'it away and wash your hauds. This method never fails. V:iii Doru and Forrest. General D. II. Maury, ot Ricbuinud, Vs. In the spring of 183 Forrest was in Middle Tennepsee, commandine a brigade in the cavalry corps of Van Dorn. By one of bis lold and skillful movements he captured a Federal brigade com- manded by General Coburn, and re- ported the capture of the men, horses and equipments t General Bragg, who ordered that all the captured property should be turned in to the proper officers of the army. But Forrest's men had acted on the principle tbat tbe spoils of war belong to the victor, and General Braeg's supply officers received but few contributions from Forrest's fortunate operation, and Van l)jrn was instructed to call him to account and. enforce obedience to the order of tbe general c immanding tbo army. Accordingly Van Dorn wut for Forrest and sternly aeked him why he had not turned in the arms, etc., captured with Ooburn's brigade. Forrest replied : " Because I haven't got 'em." " Then," said Van Dorn, " ycur state- - raent is at variance with your written report. Forrest replied : " General Van Dorn, I am not in the habit of beine xpoken to in that way, and I won't allow it and when the time comes tbat your rank won't interpose, you shall answer to me for this, sir." ".'ieneral Forrest, mv rank shall never stand between me aod any man who feels aggrieved by me, and I am at your service now, sir. Forrest paused a moment, passed his hand across his forehead, and said : "Gen- eral Van Dorn, there are enough Yan kees for you and I to fight, without fighting each other, and you and I can aff ird to let this matter stop right here. I am sorry I spoke to you as I did, and hope you will tonret it." Van Dorn said cordially: "General Forrest, I am very glad to hear you speak K, and assure you I shall never again think of your wordj no man will ever question your readiuess to fight any man or any thing. But, General, so long as you are under my command I shall expect you to obey orders." And thus ended the nixt remarkable c llision that ver cccurn-- d between two or the bravest men in the world. Etch co: fi Jent in bis own courage, and w 11 kuovriijg tbat of the other, were perhaps the only two i living men who could afford to rettle a controversy thus. i Van Dom turned to Forrett and said : ' "General, I have work fr jou right now," and sent him off in pursuit of the j raiding column of Colonel S raight, which j had passtd into North Alabama, and was moving toward Rome, Georgia. These gallant men never met again ia , this world.

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