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.
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'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.
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.
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
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.
W. A. TURNER, Attorney at Law, prac-
tices in Hardeman and adjoiuinir counties.
WEST TENNESSEE MILITARY ACAD-eni- y.
Session commences Sept. 25. Com-
mandant. Edward Becton, Grand Junction.
.F. L: fLEDGE, Proprietor of the Stone
wall House; excellent fare ; cheap rates.
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.
WM, McK. HALL, Drugs and groceries.
New and lull stock. Goods sold at Memphis
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,
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. "
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.
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.
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
A. J. BARRUM. dealer in drugs, oils,
p lints, glass and fancy art cles, wholesale
F. G. BARTLIFF, wholesale and retail
dealer in line wiues, liquor, groceries, etc.
,WRfGirr A DUR.PEN have a fuJl s CK
of drv good", groceries and general Iner
J. H. SANNONER hiu full and assortedkt.Jk of drugs, painta, oils, fancy articles", ttr.
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.
Dr. D. 8. WEBU offers his professional
services to the public. Orders left at his
office promptly attended to.
Dr. R W. PEGRAM offers his professional
services to the public. Calls promptly at-
CHAS. A. MILLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
. J3olivai Term.
Office on Market street, in MoNeal Block.
R. II. WOOD A. T. MC'KEAL.
WOOD it McNEAL,
Attorneys at Law,
East side of Court Square, over J. H. Lar-will-'s
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
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.
A. M. LAMBETH, Jr.,
Attorney an! Counsellor at Lai,
Solicitor inU'hanwry, and
General Collecting Agent,
FOR WEST TENNESSEE
MIDULETON, : : TENNESSEE.
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,
Keep ou hand and made to order all kinds
of ready-mad-e coffins. Caskets furnished at
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
-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
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
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.
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. ; .
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
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.
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
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-
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.
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
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,
"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-
..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
" 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-
" 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
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
" 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 ;
. 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
" 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
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-
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
; 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
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
The New Orleans Picayune insinuates
that Lot's wife looked back because there
was a woman behind her with a new
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
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
" 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
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
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
Forrest replied : " Because I haven't
" Then," said Van Dorn, " ycur state- -
raent is at variance with your written
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
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.