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The Carolina Watchman.
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V-THIRD SERIES. SALISBURY N. 0., APRIL, 8, 1875 NO. 76. WHOLE NO. 80
Proprietor and Editoi .
Thar. payable in advance.
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I fjoeiesto 0Y address.
AN IMPORTED NATURAL
A0VF.KT 11 RATES t
. SouaM (1 inch) One intion
Special notices Zo per cent, more
T ncaiir advertisements, neaoing coice
ewlin for each and every insertion
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Senator Ransom in bis great speech on
Louisiana and the South, delivered in the
United State Senate, paid the following
eloquent tribute to Southern patriotism
Bat, sir, other, imputations are brought here
against the South, all calculated to create
prejudice against her people. Frequent allu
sions hare been made in this debate to what
Senators are pleased to call "southern chivalry,"
in terms of derision and reproach. I shall not
discuss with Senators the propriety of their
criticisms. Hi at is a question of taste, about
which we may wel 1 d i fl'er. I trust sincerely that
the day is not far distant when a just corrective
of a custom I do not defend, and which has been
really abused, shall be found in an enlighten
ed Christian public sentiment. To that humane
A MONOPOLY OF THIS VALUABLE DEPOSIT HAS BEEN CREATED
i in favor of this Company by the Crown offieere. The name "GUANAHANI !" arbitrament I hope always to be able to defer.
. . . -. m - - i sin iA .u i u A a ni ii r ii i
$50 00 PER ! TON OF
is a Registered TRADE MARK at the United States Patent Office, aad all
warned worn making use of the same in connection with fertilisers
THE COMPANY GUARANTEE THAT
EVERY CARGO will be ANALYZED BEFORE IT IS OFFERED FOR SALE.
$58 PER 2,000 lb. paya
ble Nov. 1.
THE HIGH STANDARD OF QUAL
ITY HAS-BEEN FULLY MAIN
TAINED, AND IT IS CONSIDERED
Bf THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN IT
A FAIR TRIAL THE
BEST AND CHEAPEST
Liberal and advanta
geous Terms for Large
Lots Given on Application.
Local Agents at all
Dcr6sset& co,, '
General Agents for North Carolina and
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Salisbury, N. C.
But. air. to whatever tribunal I hall feel called
upon to refer that responsibly, which seems
1mm mmm . A ' . 1 r mm
ui uuuie quarters 10 give so mucn onense, l
trust I shall be scrupulously careful to observe,
in all controversies, every law of courtesy and
kindness, and never so far to forget what is due
to myself and equally due to others as to sub
stitute in intellectual combat for the parliamcn
tary weapons of reason and argument the use
of opprobrious epithets, harsh aspersions, violent
crimination and recrimination. I shall leave
such means of warfare to be employed by those
to whose tastes and RPIlti merit, thov r mnro
Pnminc ths 1 nilnn .11 ii l atlam vf Put T XI WTT 5AV n.litimnMi Pmf TT O I rt. tL!i. 1 .1 11 1 .1
WHITE. Professor of Chemistry, University of Georgia ; Prof. F. A. GENTH, Philadelphia, the feeblest instiuments of assault upon the po
Professor of Applied Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania. I sition of others. I should certainly feel that
they were the weakest armor for my own char
acter or honor. Holding myself strictly ac
countable for all that I may utter in this Cham
ber or elsewhere, I shall not dispute with any
champion the laurels that are to be won on the
field of personal or partisan abuse. Those who
are ambitious of that palm may wear it.
But if by these references to "southern
chivalry" Senators intend to impute to the
people of the South any want of those high
Jnalities of honor, virtue, troth, courage and
ignity of characterwhich have been asserted
to belong to them, or the absence of
those gentler humanities of charity, courtesy,
GUANAHANI GUANO COMPANY,
generosity, and all the graces of Christian life,
I meet the Senators on the threshold of their
accusation, and i tell them before the
In offering this FERTILIZER to the Agricultural Community a Second Season we do so
with the utmost Confidence, feeling satisfied that the high opinion, we 'formed, and expressed
1 I J J , mm ' ... . 1 I .? F ! ft m A t -
iasi season oaseu on 11s vnemicai or.stuuenis nave oeen most sausiacioruy Dome out ny uie
test, by which all Fertilizers must be judged, that of the Plantation.
Liast season, owing to the lateness at which we commenced lranortinfi we were forced to out
our Guano on the market at once, but now having continued our importations during the sum- world that this impeachment of the character
mer and fall, and having large and well ventilated Warehouses in this City and City Point, we of our people is groundless and injurious ; as un-
are enabled to put our Guano on the market, in a condition as to dryness, and freedom from just to those who make it as it id to the brave,
lumps, equal to any Manufactured Fertiliser. honest, noble people who are thus misunder-
We solicit a careful persual of our Circular containing the certificates sent us, and which can stood, misrepresented, and detained. I repel the
be had on application at this OFFICE, or from any of our AGENTS. Having nothing to con- aspersion with the indignant scorn of an injured
ceal, we made an innoyation on established usage, by publishing those letters received unfavora- and out raped people. I repel it in the name
ble to our Guano, but careful inquiry in many cases proves that the cause of its failure was not of eight millions of living, virtuous freemen;
American civilization, to enlarge and magnify
all the beneficent influences of American liberty.
W hue 1 shed tears over toe loss of the gallant
men of both armies 1 rejoice in their common
bravery, truth, fortitude, aad splendid achieve
ments, and still more in the fact that no one bat
.Americans couru nave resist ea as we aia and
that none but Americans could have presevered
as you did ; yet I but speak the simple truth
before the world and before Heaven when I de
clare that human history from the begin ing
has failed to furnish a brighter example of all
the devoted qualities of soldiers' duty than was
daily exhibited in the army of the Sonth. I
need not recall those who formed that glitter
ing line of bayonets on Marye's burning hill ;
who met the read storm of blood and fire at
Chancellorsville ; who stepped like bridegrooms
to a marriage feast up the stony ridge at Get
tvsburgh, and meetinc death from foe men
worthy of their steel, fell back Uke the sullen
roar of broken waters. I need net recall those
noble spirits who drew their expiring breath in
the mortal trenches t Petersburg!! or who bore
their wasted forms and looked for the last time
upon the bleak hills of Appomattox.
No, Senators, we are worthy to be your coun
trymen, worthy to be the patriot-brothers of
your own ever-glorious and honored men who
prevailed against us. Instead of carping and
criminating snd taunting, let us bury deep and
forever recollection of that war that does not
revive the common honor and courage and
Christian humanity of the North, and the Sooth,
and the whole American people. If there be
any cloud upon the arms of either, thank God
there is glory enough for the arms of both, and
that glory belongs to the American people.
Are not the victories of Pompey and Cesar the
common renown of Rome? Are not the "red rose'
and the white rose now intertwined in the crown
of England's history ? Is it indelicate for me to
remind you that the noble Greek", the Athenians
and the Spartans, erected monuments of perish
able wood to celebrate victories over their coun
trymen ? They built them for their triumphs
over foreign foes of enduring marble and brass.
The brave Romans, whose conquering legions
made the world their empire, never permitted
a triumph to any victor in their civil wars.
Those nations of antiquity would not perpetuate
their own strifes. Shall this Christian Union
be less magnanimous than the republics of the
idolatrous ages ?
f, r vr,.. J"fce Tree Minister of J.
- wuw Ta on nmiu Amos,
has a. snn aknnt .. u i jan reaotvesi m report of a
Claudius, and the other evening hie boy re
ceived permission to allow a aeiffhbor's an
to stay all night with him. The old people
sleep down stairs in the sitting-room, and
the boys were put in a rooea directly above.
When they went up to bed Claudius had the
skinee-iine under bis coat, and the neigh
bor's boy had a mask ia his pocket- They
JU m t 1 . V. .
hb am. soeet oown aaa say their prayers
use good ooys, and tau inmp in
extraordinary atuir, which is
ly to create some aenaauen. Thirty j
aro a young girl named Harm
waa found poisoned in bar bed. Ska bad
been betrothed a abort time before to a
inung msn, with whom hi
edetioe was said in he
love. The latter was at
tried, and hoaUy eoudemned to
locked the Braeeer boy remarked :
"You'll see mora fun arown' aere to-night
than would lie on a ten -acre lot !"
From a clue they brought oat a eaetoff
soil of Brasaer's efotbea, staff sd It with
whatever eame bandy, tied the mask and an
old straw hat on for a bead, and while owe
boy was can-fully raising the window the
other waa tying the etothee-line around the
man." The imago waa lowered down la
front of the sitting-room window. lifted up
and down once or twice, and old Brasaer
waa beard to leap out of bed, with a great
Up. He waa just beginning to dose wbeu
he beard sounds under bis window, and his
wife suggested that it was anew ia the yard.
He got up, pulled the curtain away, aad. aa
he beheld a man standing there, he shouted
'"Great bottles ! but it's a robber! aad
ha jumped into bed. j
"Theodorius Brasaer, are yon n fool T"
screamed the wife, aa he monopolized all the
bed -clothes to ever up his bend.
"Be quiet, you old jade, yon ! be whis
pered : "probably he'll go away !
"Git up, you old onward !" she snapped.
tll k : L. Tm i I Which she anffmJ r.lml. anJ .1
wm. iiw. iuv ms B-KTU U1S OOOT WSS I . . ' J ' M l
nttbnut uttering a word of complaint ornfT
)ustihcatioo. Kvery body felt the gnaj
eat sympathy for the poor aid father of
the two girls, who was giviog aigna nf she
moat violent grief Ha had eweaa laria.
aQsnsnsnsnsfi S0fl(s OarOtt9 sTwitsnl tnw9 an"anl''
bad inherited from their mother, hat hta
grief did not seem to be
A fortnight age the aid
before his death con tensed to his " si hah
priest, Rev. Abbe Barman, that be waa'
himself the murderer of his eldest
tcr. He had. moreover, allowed
eion to rest on the younger ia order to
inherit the money of bath. The pnanr
victim had died innocent njlhanjt Uttering
a word in her defense, because she knew
who was the murderer, and rather
to die than to denounce him I
THE MAN WHO FLT
He entered a ban! ware store on
I never live with you another day if you ward avenue about ten o'clock Satnrdar
don't do it!" I : ..j . . i
uawiuiug f auu Mtn tsn at vcama uj lurj n J vj
be beckoned to the proprietor and
This is the burden of the heart.
The burden that it always bore ;
We live to love ; we meet to part ;
And part to meet on earth no mora ;
.mtmimmr. tv ans fault in Wa NftMfti k n lk. f - Wo Imr.i f ran 1 1 tin 1 1 v I T MMH'I it ill tllP nfimO of Iwplvp irnnnlinnft nf I
heard the same comolainls of its kindred Fertilizer. Peruvian Guano, but the concurrent testl- gallant patriots ; I protest against it bv the " e c,asP eaca oltltsr to tne nea,l
mony of well known Farmers and Planters from Maryland to the extreme Western counties of solemn judgment of history ; I refute it by the And part to meet on eaith no more.
I . . . . . . v ... . . an I . a . r i I. . I : T l.l 1 s tr I
I .North Carolina, justiiy us in claiming a place for our Fertilizer Superior to many, and beconu
We confidently expect the continued patronage of the Agricultural Community and no exer
tion shall be spared on our part to make
THE STANDARD FERTILIZER
COTTON, TOBACCO & GRAIN CROPS
OF THE SOUTH.
NSiV Couirr! In 8xiPe"OT Court-
BbsBMsr Frost. Admr. de bemu non of John
1. Allen, deceased. IHmntiffs.
Giles Liven good, and Mary A. Liven good,
his wife. William Allen. William (Van fill and
his wife, Sarnh J. Cranfill, Martha Allen, and
hnsna Allen. JJrfauiunts.
FditioHto sell Land for Pavment of debts.
Itanpesring, that the defendants, above nam
ed, are all uon-residents of the 8tate of North
Carolina, and their place of residence unknown.
It Is therefore ordered that publication be
made in the "Carolina Watldman." a newspa
per published in Salisbury, N. C. for six weeks
soeeessivelv for the said Giles Li vengood, Mary
A. Livengood, William Allen, William Crar.fi' I,
larah J. Cranfill, Martha Allen and Susan
Allen, the above named defendants to appear
at the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court,
st the Court House in Mocksville, on the SJVth
day of April A. D., 1875. and answer the com
Mntof the Plaintiff, or the same will be
heard ex parte as to them.
Witness II. B. Howard, Clerkjiu per ior Court,
st office in Mocksville, tins
a r H. B. HOWARD.
President, N. M. TANNOR, of Rowlett, Tannor k Co.
Vice President, ROBT. A. MARTIN, of Robt A. Martin & Co.
JOHN B. STEVENS, of Stevens Brothers.
S. P. A UUI NO TON, of John Arlington & Sons.
JOHN R. PATTERSON, of Pettersou, & Soua.
C. R. BISHOP of Bishop & Branch.
JOHN MANN, DAVID CALLENDER, W. A. K. FALKENER.
FRANK POTTS, General Agent.
FOR SALE BY
MERONE Y & BR.O.,
8AL18BYBT, N. G.
CMORLOTTE. N. C.
Ia offering this Feitiliaer to the people of Rowan, and surrounding counties ws a rs satis
fied that we offer them the best Guano for Uis least money new on the market. It has been
superior conn, throaf j, j tried during the past season and the resulU have beeu even better than we hoped
second da of j e,, vc append two of the numerous certificates we have received.
and better ones than ever.
Come now and get the BEST. Get the stove
AN IMPORTANT TEST, PAID OVER 600 PER CENT.
f jeu want one that will outlast any other, and
ast is madeof all NEW IRON, and warranted
give satisfaction Ac. Various styles, or coox
ag stores at a small profit.
6hxxr Ikon & Coffek Wakk made of the
jnt Material, on hand or made to order.
Msrehacts supplied at Low Prices. Cash
JAH for all kinds of Copper, Brass && Ask for
-7-m in swop aiaui .ireei. uiuiwirs.
well prepared to cut good
P marking Tobacco, Flour Patent articles Ac.
ry person doing any kind of work or busi
an should have a stencil to advertise his busi-
tt is acknowledged to be the best and
way to let people know what you are
Salisbury, N. C, October 10th, 1874.
Messrs Meroney & Bro.
Gentlemen : In reply to your inquiry as to the merits of the Guanahani Guano, I will state
that I have given it a fair, and, as I think, a thorough teat, and believe it to be one of the best
fertilisers now in use in our country. In the month of February I bought two tons and applied
it over my farm at the rate of 200 pounds to the acre under Cotton, and 100 poundstothe acre on
Corn. On the 8th of October I picked from one row of Cotton 14 rods long, which had been
fertilized at the above rate, 8 pounds of seed cotton ; from another immediately by the aide of
this one, of the same length, to which I had applied no fertilizer, I picked 1 J ounces the same
tiny showing! difference of over 8500 per cent, between land fertilized and not. I counted the
a aval a S X 1 T H I I a. iL. 1 .. . .1
number of unopened bo Us in eacn, and mating calculation on wis Dasis, 1 una mat we nu
without the Guanahani would yield 30 ounces to the row, 80 rows or 150 pounds to the acre ;
with Guanahani it will yield 12 pounds to the row, 80 rows or 960 pounds to the acre showing
a difference of over 600 per cent.
I have not had an opportunity to test the Corn yet, but from general observation, I feel war
ranted in making the statement that Guanahani has benefited my Corn at least 100 per cent
On one acre of ground, as a test, I sowed 400 pounds of Guanahani broadcast, subsoiling at
the same time 15 inches deep. This acre, under ordinary circumstances, has average 700 pounds
of seed cotton ; this year the yield will be at least 1800 pounds E. A. PROPST.
character of the living and the dead ; I appeal
from it in its error and madness to the universal
and concurrent testimony of mankind. I luirl
it to the ground ; I trample it in the dust.
There is not an event in the nation's annals
connected with the South that does not condemn
and rebuke the odious sentiment. It ran find
no hibitation or sympathy in the heart of the
civilized world ; it can find no logdmenlin one
solitary, isolated spot of authentic tradition ; it
will Ikj banished and driven awav from the
face of men in despair of finding a home where
truth and justire reside. Branded with infamy
all over, it must seek a resting place only in bo
soms from which t lie dark pardons of hale and
fury have forever excluded the light.
Before the Republic has attained little more
than man's life have we reached a development
of passion that France did not mature for near
ly a thousand years ? Are we in the early
youth of the nation about to discover the worst
symptom of the insane maladies that assailed
trance in the revolution ? Have we so soon
fallen on t! e dark scene in thct'ramaof nations
which marked the declining days of the Roman
Empire? Is all truth confounded before our
eyes, and are the very vestiges of just ice oblitera
ted from our hearts ? What unheard-of madness
has destroyed the consciousness of fact in our
minds and the sensibilitv of conscience within
us ? Has the storm of sectional!strife drowned
the voice of history ? Are the living records
of the age erased by the intensity of party beat
lias memory been dethroned from the human
mind and her proud scepter surrendered to
prejudice ? For such must be our melancholy
condition when we can believe that the "South
is degenerate." Rise from your graves, immor
tal founders yf the Republic, and rebuke the
impious calumny ! Great Father of our coun
try, I invoke your hallowed name to silence it
forever. Illustrious author of the "Declara
tion," has thy glory been so soon extinguished ?
Father of the Constitution, has thy honored
name perished amid the blows inflicted on thy
great work ? Hero of New Orleans, has the
bright fame of your victory over a foreign foe
been eclipsed by a more recent victory over the
liberties of the State you defended ? lias the
8th of January, 1815, been blotted out by the
atn 01 January, 1070 r
When did the South become degenerate ?
When her sons unaided and alone bore the
"Lone star" westward and carved an empire
State from the heritage of the Moutezumas ?
Or did her courage expire on the blazing
heights of Buena Vista, and did Taylor and
Bragg and Crittenden dim its luster ? Was
her honor lost by Scott or Lee in the valleys,
on the hills or before the walls of Mexico, or
wss her bright sword tarnished when Butler
and the Palmetto Regiment left on the field of
Churubusco (he example that was to be no more
gloriously followed by the six hundred at
Balaklava? Are we to be told of southern
degeneracy in the Halls of this Capitol, where
There is a time for tears to start
For dews to fall and larks to soar ;
The time for tears is v-'hen we part
To meet upon the earth no more ;
The time for tears is when we part
To meet on this wide earth no more.
Brasaer turned up the lamp, sat up ia bad.
and cried oat:
Is that you, boys ?"
Mercy on me ! git up !" yelled the wife
as the straw man waa knocked against the
"I'll blow bis bead off clean . as milk !
said Brasaer in a loud voice as he not op.
He struck the stove three or four times,
upset a chair, and reached behind the bed
and drew out an old army musket.
"Now, then, for blood ! he continued as he
advanced to the window and lifted the cur
The man waa there, face eloae to the glass.
aad be had such a tnaliguaut expression of
countenance that Brasaer jumped back with
a cry of alarm.
'Kill him ! Shoot him down, yoo old
noddle-head ! screamed Mrs. Brasaer.
I will by thunder! I will!' replied
Brasser, and he biased away and tore out
nearly all the under sash.
rmt a . aA a .
1 ue ooys up ttairs uttered a veil and a
' 1 r a aea
er.au. Hu d Hia-ser iuimed for the window He u gone aud we shall never
to g'-e if the man was down. He wasn't. I more I ion and I must sooner
"Sit dowu here ; I wan: to speak with.
He waa a own who looked aad from
the erowii of bis hat in the tent of hit
boots. There were deep care lines on hia
face, bis eyes were red and anxious look
ing, and bis tattered overeoai waa drawn
in at the waiel by a wide I eat her belt.
"Can we do anything for 70 to-day T
asked tbe merchant, aa he ant down.
The aad man slowly wiped bis none,
slowly turned around, aud slowly re
MAi, :, m.L.. m-mmm C-l . J - t- V
that e have all rot to die.
les nm ' ren Un merchant.
Christopher, Columbus is dead 1" con
tinned the aad man, "and who feels aad
about it who sbeds n tear over kta loarT
Her Triumph at Last.
With flush of lip and shine of hair
I woted your love and never won.
I se: you think the flower more fair
When it is smitten by the suu.
With spells of song I tried to keep
About your mouth the flitting smile.
My helpless silence wakes you weep ;
My voice were music uow a while ?
You kiss the pallor of my face
As bloom was never kissed on earth.
My tears can hold you in your place
You, who were restless at my mirth.
And yet for all of this good-bye.
If. dying, I grow sweet to you,
It shall be sweet for me to die.
Wbeu life was false shall death be true.
I, who as a mortal found un grace,
For all my beauty, in your eyes,
I, as a phautoni, through all space.
Shall hear from you forloruest cries.
He stood right there, and he made a leap a, follow him, and the world will go on joat
"Then you don't want anything in
day !" queried tbe merchant after a pain-
"And King James ia dead !" exclaim
ed, tbe aad man, wiping bis none again.
"Is anybody weeping over bis Wee 1
Don't folks lai and let and laf. and don't
the world go on j ist tbe same 1 Sir, fit
may not be a week before you and I will
the Ubors of
be called upon to rest froi
this life. Doesn't it an
when yon think of it t'
"Of course, we've all got to die." re
The following conversation, at a
meeting in San Francisco, is reported
Chronicle of that city
"How old are yoo, ray boy ?"
"Have vou signed the covenant card 7"
"Do you love Jesus 7"
"Why do yon love him, dear?"
"Because he first loved me."
"Were you a great sinner, pet?"
"And yon felt very sorry for your sins V
"What sin did you commit 7"
"What did you do that was wicked ?'
"I forget, air r
A Thousand Skeletons.
A Chattanooga correspondent tells asin-
the echoes of (he mighty words of Clay and gular story of several acres of skeletons
r-ii -..Ml . . I . . . . .
On mark with stencil may get a customer,
j" that will put Hundreds of Dollam
rj nad. Try it and you will get a cua
gawr you never thought of.
PRICES ARE LOW, AS FOLLOWS,
(Wk rth lnch letters 5 cents per letter
Trii and live-eights 6 " "
raii-fourth & One inch letters 7 " " "
in your orders stating sise of letters y ta
and the Btencil will be made neatly re
et Salisbury, N. V
123, 1874-tf. L. V. BROWN.
Davis Co., N. C.
Messrs Meroney & Bro. ,
Gentlemen : In reply to your inquiry as to the merits of Guanahani Guano, I would sa
tUrnt I .moA it last Summer on an oil 1 field which would have produced very poorly under ordi
nary circumstances but which under the application of Guanahani yielded me a very good crop.
I had one teat row and thia showed a difference of over three hundred per cent, in favor of the
Guano. . .
t w.wl thai it crorwl Frt i 1 i zpr and take pleasure in recommending it to every far
mer who wiahns to increasehis crops as being fully equal if uot superior to any Guano on the
market.- MATTHIAS MILLER.
WE SELL GUANAHANI AT $38 PER TON.
CALL AND SEE US.
MERONEY & BRO.
.ft f on.fftlft -. !f f
Calhoun still ring in our ears and the proud
images of Marshall and Taney stand guard at the
altars of justice ; where ten r residents of the
United States rise before our eyes to a t t its
falsehood, and a train of heroes, statemea, jur
ists, with an endless line of patriots, proclaim
its injustice? Senators, before you can believe
it, you must tear from American history its
brightest pages ; you must pull dowu tbe Cap-
toi, remove its monuments, and obliterate ita
name. Go to the uttermost limits of the earth.
the remotest waves of the sea, stand on any
spot in the vast breadth of your country, and
look up and behold tbe flag of the Republic,
and the starry banner that biases over your
head will recall at the "dawn's early light and
the twilight's last gleaming" the genius and
soul of the southern patriot from whom it
derived its dearest inspiration. But Senators
will exclaim this is the boutn as she was, not
as she is ; the South years ago when she stood
with the North in the Union, not the South
during and since the war, shorn of her strength
I am admonished not to tread on ground
on which the smothered fires are not yet ex
tinguished ; but though . I walked barefooted
and blindfolded over burning plowshares, in
this I ought not to hesitate ; for he who with a
right heart bravely treads the path of truth and
duty has nothing to fear. Yes. Senators, duty
more sacred than Life commands me to ask on
what field in the late evei -to-be-deplored war
did the South betray anything but the highest
qualities of the best of men ? Where were the
evidences of her decline and degeneracy ? Ask
your uoble patriots who met her no leas noble
sons on a hundred ensanguined fields ? Read
the reports of your generals and all contempo
raneous history and you will look in vain for
but one response. I will draw no contrasts be
tween those brave armies, those true, devoted
men on either side. I only wish their great
struggle had been a united effort to expand the
area of free uutitution, to extend the light of
laid bare by tbe recent floods in the Teu-
Tbe high water of tbe recent flood
washed about four feet of earth from ten
or fifteen acres of land lying along the
Tennessee river on the farm of Mr. James
Prater, near Louisville, in Blount county.
About two feet of soil was removed from
tbe samo grouud by tbe high tide of
When tbe waters subsided after tbe
laat flood, a strange spectacle was presen
ted. The whole of tbe deuuded area was
covered with skeletons. Some were
straight, some reclining, some doubled np,
and some iu a sitting posture. There
were the osseous forms of infants, of chil
dren, and of full grown persons. Mr.
Prater has counted over a thousand
Persons who have lived in the vicinity
of this mysterious cemetery for sixty five
years never heard of any human bones
being discovered there before.
1 he skeletons, we understand, are not
found in a mouud uor ia what appears
to be an artificial formation of the earth
We understand one or more mounds
were partially washed away in Meigs
county, disclosing rkeletons, some batch
eta, and pipes, and implements common
among tbe Indians.
rwas a a Til
lne skeletons iu .Blount county pro
bably oecnpy a burying ground, which
perhaps centuries ago, was covered vp
by the same agency which has now ex
posed its occupants to view.
oer caine up troiu lne station, and a
of premises was made. Not so much as a
track in tbe snow was found, and the officer
nut on an injured look and said to Mr.
" A guilty conscience needs no accuser."
That's so !f chorused the indignant
neighbors aa they departed.
As Mr. Brasaer hung a quilt before the
haltered window, he remarked to hb wife :
"Now, tee what an old oondurango
you've made vf youfaeif I
"Don't fling any insults at me don't do
it or I'll choke tbe attenuated life out'u
you !" she replied.
And tbe boys kicked around on the bed.
ehuckiug each other in the ribs, and said :
"I'd ruther be a boy'n be President.
Detroit Fret Pres.
Curiosities of Beecher's Defense.
N. ,Y. Son. ttdj
It ia four weeks to-morrow since the
prosecution rested in the scandal ease,
aud Mr. Beecher's defense began.
Doting this long period ntnnjr witnesses
have been examined, and what ia remark
able about then) is that their testimony
Lam siawa S ii a k m 1 A m.m m Atf) nvt t s-v iUa A
fense of Mr. Beechcr against the charges T ?Lf
brought by Mr.'TUton, but eolely to the wu. ou 10,011 uc " '
overthrow of I Ikon.
If Mr. Beecher ia innocent, thia sort of
thiug isaltogthcr unnecessary. Theodore
"He's com in in ! Per-lice 'boys bo!
p-e-r-1 i-c-e !" roared the old man.
Tbe tattered curtain permitted Mrs.
Brasser to catch sight of a man jumping up
aad down, aud alia yelled :
"Theodorius, I'm goiu' to faint!"
Taint and be darned ! boys ! per
lice !' he replied. Walloping the sheet-iron
stove with the poker.
"Don't you dare Ulk that way to me !"
shrieked the old woman, reooveriug from her
desire to faint.
"Po-leece ! po-leece !" now eame from
the boys up stairs, and while one continued
to about, the other drew the "man un. tore
him limb, from limb, and secreted the pieces, plied the merchant, as he toaaed a
Several neighbors were aroused, an om I uail over among tbe eight pennies.
from the station, and a search I Andrew Jackson is dead." continued
the aad man, a tear falling on hie hand,
yes, Andrew baa been gathered and a
good man has gone from among us. Were
yon acquainted with him f
I believe not," was the answer.
"Well, he was a fine man,
night I have laid awake and cried to
that he would be
forever. Yet, do yon hear an wailing
and sobbing T Does anybody sense to
care a cent, whether Andrew Jackson fa)
dead cr living? Yod or I stay fat tie
next to go, and tbe world will mora en
net tbe aaaae ee if wo had newer lived."
The world eao't of eooree atop for the
death of ooe man, no matter bow
said the merchant.
"That's what makes
why I weep these tears!
man, wringing his long,
rigorous gnef. "William Peun is
Ouea in n great while 1
express sorrow, bat as a general thing
the world has fnrgottm William wKh
the rest. Don't it make yon feel sad
when yon reflect that yon will never .nee
Feel like crying
gone from among
l newer bare lime to think of these
things," answered tbe merchant, fondling
the coal stove shaker.
"And Shake peare ia gone, tool ex
claimed tbe man, his cbiu quivering with
agitations "we may sigh, and sgb, and
rigb. and wish, and wish, aad wish, bat
poor Shaky will never be aeen snoring
with us again ! They hare laid bim away
to sleep hi long sleep and n bright lamp
has been extinguished lorever.
"Well, did von want anytbinr in the
line of hardware f" asked the merchant,
as be rose up.
"Can you speak hardware to see at s sea
a . . a a
a time at in is I exclaimca toe Ma
1 lsT ti vsr i r 4W ween i A Isaml i era n j n aw
aaiiv D easy arena ivviiugea wvvhb
tears and listening to my broken
can you lure tbe heart to try and
hardware apoa me V
Tbe merchant went over to bis desk,
and the aad man wrung bis nose again
and weat oat. Detroit Free Pre.
Tilton'e diameter was badly damaged
before, and it is not worth while for Mr.
Beecher to employ the cr art, nod jury,
Snd lawyers for a month in destroying it
over agiin. If Mr. Beecher ia guilty, his
arimea will not be palliated by blackening
TiltoL at least not in tbe opinion of in
This evidence, however, though entire
ly needless and useless, ou the bypolbeai
of Mr. Beecher s innocence, may yet be
Very proper as tending to mitigate tbe
damages to be awarded by the jury on
the hypothesis of bis guilt ; and it is in
deed a very striking circumstance that so
great a period of time should ba occupied
by the defense in bringing ont each a maaa
of such testimony.
This course of defense produces a very
naiolnl impreeeion upon the public mind. If
Mr. Beecher is innocent, one witness was
necessary above all to prove it, and that
ia Mr. Beecher himself. lie should hare
been tbe first if not the only person sworn
for tbe defense, and when he had done,
they mirht have gone to the jury. This
long delay in . product ig bim, and tbe
manner in which tbe time k aeaapied, Mississippi brother was killed
irenrtbeas the suspicion that be ia un will I with at actor last week , and
wsf m '
ing to appear apon the stand. We even
beard it said that be will not come for
ward to testify to bis own innocence, and
challenge the onspairing cross examina
tion which awaits bim. Aad when tbe
Question ia seined : Why not f the answer
ii : lie does not dare I
Edttom' Mism ajs. A sort of March
madness seams to pass can editors this
yearn. A Virginia journalist baa bean
tbiaabed. In New Jersey erne fane had
an ounce of lead pat into hie twain. A
Point, in the sassa State, twa rival editors
made targets of one another, aatd ess wee
perforated by four ballets. Laat of all.
tbe editor of the Chicago Time hi
seat to jail for ero tempt of eoart.
yet there are fond parrots woo eni