NORTH GEORGIA CITIZEN
3. T. WHITMAN, [ proprietors,
HENRY A. WRENdH,),
DALTON, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1868.
VOL. I—NO. 30.
PITY OF DALTOISr.
AUCTION AND COMMISSION.
|t'F.EN, F. *1. —Auction ami Commission
Merchant, King street. I
DRY GOODS AND GHOOEHIES,
B l'KM'ZER k LOVEMAN—Wlioleaaln uml
Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, Gentlemen’s
tarnishing Goods and Clotliing, Hamilton street.
T>Alinim\ L. W.—Dealer in Dry Goods, Gro-
,D eerles, rrovinions, etc., Hamilton street.
B ARCLAY, JOILY—Denier in Groceries, Provi
sions and Produce, opposite Tibbs House,
B ITTING, N.—Denlcr In Groceries, Provisions
ami Quocyswnro, Hamilton street.
C HRISTIAN, J. E. k JJ.— Dealers In DryGoods
Groccrics.ProviBions nnd Produco. See curd. •
C ROZIKIl, S. C.—Dry Goods, Groceries, Hard
ware, etc., new storo 9n Hamilton street.
TYEXTON k LYNN—Dealers In Dry Goods,
XJ Groceries, Produco and Hard wary, corner
Waugh andUaroillon street,
D AVIS, W. n., k CO.—Dealers In Family nnd
Fancy Groceries, Salooh attacked. Chester
house, north eorner King slid Hamilton.
n AUUaCK, II. II.—Denier In Dry Goods, Ora-
ccrlcn, lints,Clips, Boola, Shoes and supplies,
K ING, J. II.—Denier In Groceries, Dry Good..
Clothing nnd Bools nnd Shorn. General
ngent lor Agricultural Implement., Hamilton ft.
I OWIIA' k E.ISIIX—Wholesale nnd Iletnll
. j Denier. In Dry Good., Groceries nnd- Fro*
due., eorner Gordon nnd Unmilton. Sco Advor.
M fCLATCIIY t CALDWELL—Dcnlere In Dry
Goudn, Groceries, Produce nnd llnrdtvnro,
«enr corner onVnugh nnd IlnmlUon street. ■
M tCUTCHF.X A lUTTIXG—De'alcra In Family
Groceries, Produce, etc., east aide IlnmlUon
M ellAX, T. «.—Fnmlly Groceries nnd rrorl-
8ion«, 1’oslnlllco building, King street.
N ICHOLS, JOIIX B.—Dealer In Groceries,
Produco nnd general family supplies, corner
King nnd Unmilton street.
R HEA, J. A—Wholeralc nnd Iletnll Denier In
Dry.Goons, Motions, Hardware, Qucemirnro
trad Groceries, No. 5, Tlbb’s Uouao.
Polltlul—The Platform and Candidates,
The Plillmlelphia Ago Bays t
“ Tito platform la on nil points ex
plicit, nml conforms to the time honor
ed principles of tho party. The mon
etary questions aro mot explicitly, in
no ambluuous torms, nnd ns fully ns
is posslbio in tho brief formula of res
Tito platform has the truo ring. It
gives no uncertain sound. Our oppo-
Among tho many striking romances
in which tho heroes of King Arthur
“Round Tablo” figure, few nro so beau
tiful ns tho adventure of Sir Gnwatn,
tho Knight of Courtesy, ns lie was
styled, nnd tho enchanted Indy whom
ho wns compelled to wed. King Ar
thur made a solemn vow to n hideous
old womnn, whom ho met In tho forest,
to givo her, in cxchango for nn impor
nents nro welcomo to hnrnmor upon it tant secret she confided to him, one of
ns much ns they plensc. , Thoy'oan’t
start n plank or open a seam—Laslern
Argus, Portland^ Me.
Horatio Seymour. No abloror pur
er man lives, nnd no namo 1ms been
mentioned which so touches tho hearts
of tho Democratic masses. Wo know
that ho did not desire tho nomination,
hut it wns forced upon him, by tho al
most unnnimmus voiccof tho grent par,
KEXXER k CO.—Wliolcsnlo and Bo-
enters in Dty Goods, Groeciles nnd Agri-
nod Formers Supplies,Tibbs
nnilton street SeoAdrer.
T ttBVITT, Ji F.—Denier In Dry Goods, Gro
ceries and Provisions, oppoelto Ttbb'aHouse.
1 tail D
cultural Implements, n«
House, No, 1 nnd 2, Ilai
rpmfXLEY, J. W.—Confectioner, Balter and
X Fanoy Grocer, Hamilton, below King street.
O ’XEIL, K. P—Fonoy Grocer nnd Confec
tioner, with Saloon atuohcd, Tlbb's House.
B KOWX, B. B.—Dealor In Drugs, Medicines,
Paints, Oils, Glass, oto. Insurance agent.
Ig Street, below post olllcc.
HUGER k KXIBI1T—Dealers In Drugs, Med
icines, Paints, Oils, Glass, ete., No. 6,
o RAVES, 'J. B. k 0. W.—Wholesale nml
or Retail Dealers ami Mnnuracturcrs of all kinds
'of Furniture. Hamilton street.
C HEBOKEE MAXl'FACTCRIXG CO'.—All do-
scrlptlons of Furnlturo manufactured. Saw
nnd Grist mill attacked. See Advertisement.
FANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS,
STOVES, TINWABE, ETC.
TXALL k McCARTY—Wholesale and Reinll
J3 Deni era in Stoves. Uollow Ware, Hnrdwaro,
nnd Manufacturers of Tinware, Hamilton street.
OOUTHERLAND, A. L.-»D«?a1er* In Stives,
O Hollow Ware, Hardware, and Manufacturer
of Tinware, Hamilton afreet.
C IMILEDGK, N. F. k Cfe—Tanners, ^fiieo In
lower story, of Printing Hopso <Bnildlng l
'Crawford Street. Always pay casR,for Uid» s,
T>LANTON& COLLINS—House Carpenters a
JL> ‘Joiners. Shop corner of Hill and Sp'oncor
atreeta. Work warranted, executed with diapateli,
0 0’1)4U, Sifl’L 0.—IIouso Carpenter and
Jol oi'. Work warranted to glvo satisfaction.
C AFFES, F.—Boot nnd Shoe Maker, corner
of King und Hamilton streets.
C ATII BY k SON—Boot and Shoo Makers, post'
offico building, in tho rear, King street. .
C OBB, J. N. B.—Tailor, and Agent for Sowing
Machines, King street.
L OWRY, John A.—Harness Shop on King
street, near Post ofllco.
OILBERSUN, L.—Watchmaker and •Jeweler,
O in Bukofter & Lovenmn’s storo. See curd.
WICK, II. BI. k J. P.—House, 81gn and Ornn-
mental Painters, and Paper Hangers.
tends to calls in city or county. See card.
G ORDON, Dr. C. P.—Physician and Surgeon,
may bo found at hiu office ovor Pitman’!
store, when not professionally engaged.
“lY/TcAFF.E, Dr. J, R.— rhyslclan and Surgeon.
JltjL Office over Bukofitcr & Loveman’s store,
whero ho may bo found when not engaged.
L ESTER, R. P.—Altomoy at Law, up stairs,
King building, Hamilton street.
J. A. R, HANES,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
W ILL practice In all tho counties of tho
Uhero’kco Circuit nnd in the United States
District Court for tho Northern District of Geor-
/. r jpjBAr,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
W ILL practice law In nil the counties of this
Circuit, nnd U. S. District Court. jan9-ly
jb. a. nirijras,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
‘11I71LL practico in all the counties composing
• VV tho Cherokoo Circuit. junlly
J. J. .1. GLEJrjTi
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
A TTEND to all tho collcdthm of claims end
practice la Cherokee Circuit end U. 8. DU-
IP.' K. JUOOttE,,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
W ILL practico In tho Superior Courts of the
Cherokee Circuit, and In the U. States Dis
trict -Court at Atlata, and give striqt attention to
all coses of Bankruptcy. mar27*ly
Oe D. MoOoroniH. L B. Shumate.
JTcCutchen If Shumate,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
W II.L practico in the counties of Bartow,
Gordon, Murray, Whitfield, Cbtoosn, Wfll
ker, Chattooga nnd Dado. Juno 15—ly-
w : ;
P. A. HAPPNEB,
Watch-Maker and ' Jeweller.
linn of business, such an repairing and cleaning
Watches, tea. I keep on band Jewelry, Watohca,
Shop at the Drug Btoro of Gudger k Kolght.
Dalton, Jan. 8, 1868—ly.
most unanimous voiooof tho great par.
ty, In which W has been a favorite lead
er and udviser. - If ho should necopt,
Horatio Soy monr will bo tho next, Pres
ident of tho United States !—Afcto 11a-
$tn Register. : ■< J 'is-; -
Itisplaln,dear,nnd oonolso. There
is no ambiguity, no ovaslon, no sen
tence'with n double moaning. It pre
sents a bold, square front to tho one-
omics who are Booking to destroy our
(N. II.) Times.
’ It is a Democratic platform. It is a
common sense platform. It is a popu
lar platform. The people believe in it.
They believe tho ruling party to be
guilty of tho criminality and abuses
With which it stands charged by tho
DcmocrhtioCoiivontion. They believo
t|ra romedios proposed by tho Demo
cracy to bo the .right Ones.—Chicago
Tills platform was mndo to stand j
nnd it will stand until every principle
therein enunciated shall bo engrafted
in the legislation of tho country. Tho ugly
candidate who shall Ho placed upon it, . *TI
and tho people who shall sustain him,
will look nowhere clso for an interpre
tation of its moaning than in its own
plain and explicit terms. The candi
dates will havo a “ policy ” clearly and
sharply defined in this platform. It
embodies tho sound principles under
which alone republican government
can survlvo.—Harrisburg Patriot. .
The Plntformeovcrsthewholc groumr
of controversy in National polities,and
meets every issue fairly,squarely, hold
ly. It is a positive assertion of prin
ciples, nnd so stands in striking con
trast to tho evasive, cowardly and un
satisfactory declaration of “glitter
ing generalities ” put fortli by tho Re
publican-Convention at Chicago for its
automaton candidate to stand upon
There is no mistaking tho truo intent
and moaning of tho Democratic creed.
:—Rofflmstvr f N r ,-l I ,y--t/,ur/,t. I
Gov; Seymour's reputation is wider
than tile Union, nml his ntiility and in
tegrity aro believed to bo fully equnl
to tho high duties which ho will lie call
ed upon to discharge. Wd need not
say that the nomination has fallen np-
oii a truo and reliable representative"
of tho Democratic party. Without
dcrogntiou of the patriotism- or tho
power of the eminent' liinn who wears
tho robes of the Chief Justice, we may
say that nt this juncture it ruquired a
Democrat to nfiito the great party or
tho people, and to win. This does win.
Governor. Seymour will lie eloefed
The platform is as sound nnd Strong
as tho nomination'. Doth wiH sweep
tho West like a whirlwind, ami indeed
onrry nearly nil tho Northern States,
as well ns sumo of tho Southern.—
He (Seymour) is the man for the ori
els. Ho is.f>hitr<>rrn nnd candidate.—
He represents tho Knot nnd the West;
the North uml tho South. Ho is lira
foremost statesman of tho country.—
Ho best represents that element of
Pence, of Ordor, of Constitutional
Law, which is to lie arrayed in' tlra ap
proaching conflict with tlra clement of
Military Force nml irresponsible Pow
Wo congratulate tlra Democracy up
on tho choice mado liy their Conven
tion, and wo linvo no doubt Hint tlra
peoplo of tlra United States will heart
ily unite in 'clccting Horatio Seymour
to tlra Presidency, so that Peneo and
Prosperity (nay again, under his ad
ministration, roign supremo in our
beloved land.—Lancaster (Pa.) Intel.
tVhst the Defeat of Grant IRans,
Tho defeat of Grant is tlra flrst step
to tlra equalization pf tlra public bur
dens. If lie is made President, the
rich will be mado richer and the poor
To defeat Grant is to do something
to bring back a gold and silver currcn-
cy, and to reduce tho cost of subsis
tence to a point which will enable the
poor man and Ills family to live.
To defeat Grant is to upset specula
tion, emancipate honest labor from tho
heartless grip of a dishonest pnpor
money oligarchy, and restore the me-
clianio and workingman to the position
he is entitled to occupy in society.—
Freeborn white American citizens can
not nlways bo slaves. Aro thoy not
entitled in emancipation, at least, as
janfi-tj much as the ignorant, debased, fetish-
worshipping negro ?
The defeat of Graut means lower
rents and higher wages.
Fewer taxes and cheaper broad.
A chance for tho mechanic to_ edu
cate ills children, and once more to buy
his wife a now dress.
It means all that and a good deal
It will compel thieves and swindlers
to take back seatB.
It will bring honest men and honest
labor again to tho front.
It will stop the stealing at Washing-
I HAVE just opened my shop in this place and ton-
am propnreiUo do any kind of work In my Economize tho public expenditures,
Givo one class no advantage over
tlra knights of ids court in mnrriago;
but on proposing to tlra gnllant caval
iers that ono of them should wed - tho
fearful creature, all of thorn refused.—
Tho King would linvo thoronpon for
feited not duly his word, but his whole
kingdom to tlra lmg, whan Ifls nephew,
tlra bravo Sir. Gawain, who wns nota-
bio among nil lira knights'for gentle-'
ness nnd courtesy,.volunteered to save
the monnreh’s- credit nnd estates by
-taking lira tjrcadful creature to wife;—
Sir Gawain bore tho scoffs and jeers of
his.eomrndes 'manfully, nnd tho mar-
c wns solemnized with groat pomp
spilondor, tho. ladies of tho court
pitying Sir Guwniii, tlra kpights laugh
ing nt him, and'tlra king looking on
with grief. After tlra nuptiuls, Sir
Gawain took his loathsome brido home.
She would havo him.oaress her, but ho
shuddered at any contact, and ' could
not boar to give her one kiss.
Sho demanded the reason for his
aversion, and lie told her It wns because
of “lior old ago, tier ugliness and
her low pedigree." To this she an
swered him' that “ with age sho had
dlsoretion; that her ugliness would
savo him. from rivals, and that true no
bility depended, not on the birth, but
tlra character of the individual."—
Moved by these arguments and lior.
tears, Sir Gawain resolved to try and
bear with her, and, of his own nccoid,
drew lior to hie breast and kissed her
lien behold 1 ill an instant site wns
transformed into a surpassingly lovely
damsel; and she told him that sho bad
been the victim of an cnohantment
which could not be removed but by
the kiss oT a truo and noblo man, and
that she had languished in misery for
years, until he had thus broken- tho
This is morely a story, but it beauti
fully illustrates the power of true Chris
tian courage. Nothing so quickly
brings out all that is lovely nml lova
ble ineimractcrnskind,courteous treat
ment. It makes tlra heart glow with
tho best sentiments, nnd Alls the face
with their shining. Courtesy calls
forth courtly qualities' in others, nnd
tends to make them what we trout them.
If yon would have your companions
true, noble, good, let yonr manners to
wards tbom show that yon think they
K .ro so. and they will, become who).yon
VI811 tuoln to "U0« t50 j-our oourtosy
' will disenchant tlra cuehnnta.l -nmt
transform the ugly hag iuto the lovoly
SOMEBODY’LL COME TO-XIGUT.
I must tilml my Imlr nidi tho ntrrUo bough,
Anil pom it with buda of nliitc,
Anil ilrivo tho flush from my burning brow,
For somoboily'll como to-night.
Ami wlillo tils oyos shall discern a grnco
In tho loaf ami tho faded flower,
Ho must not roidlo iny toll-talo faco,
Tho spall of lua wondrous powor.
I must don tho robe which bo fondly calls
A cloud ol enchanting white,
And ait whero tho beautiful moonlight falls;
For somebody’ll coma to-night.
’Twas thus I sang; when tho ycatu wore few
•That lay of
make. evoYy tub stand on its
ittom Terre Haute Journal.
Srt a Good Example,
Nothing is so easy ns to write,- and
preach, nnd talk of tlra obligations we
nro under to “do justly and walk hum
bly;” but it is altogether, a different
matter to write nml talk simply by
example, And yet, though the former
bo useful, how much more valuable
and effective is tho latter I What are
the most beautiful essays on tho car
dinal virtues, compared with tho ex
cellency of n life in which thoso vir
tues exist '/ It was not alone tho
doctrines udvanced with such dignified
and persuasive eloquence by our Sav
iour Jesus Christ; nor the wonderful
miracles performed by Him, which
made tho-hearts-of man follow after
Him ; these were rendered doubly ef
fectual by tho cxarnplos which He set
nt nil times, even under the most try
ing circumstances. And so it is now,
in nn humble sense, by mere human
hopes. Men may preach, and the
worjd will listen; but profit comes by
exampio. A patent, for instance, in
culcates gentleness to his'children by
many sound precepts; but they see
him troat his beast in n rude and an
gry manner, mid, in consequotico, his
insti'uctions arc woreo than lost, for
•they aro neither heeded nor respected.
His example, as a gentle and humane
man, would have boen sufficient for Itis
children without one word or com
Children Will Imitate.
Itis not always ploasent to “seo
ourselves as others soe us,” by Booing
our faults copied by others, especially
by children. Titero is a lesson in the
A laboring man who wns extremely
addicted to swearing, was ono day at
work with a yoke of oxen'near his
house. The oxen not working to suit
him, lie began to whip them severely,
at the same timo uttering volleys of
oaths. Tlra oxen, breaking loose from
their harness, ran away; while tlra
man, in a passion, pursued them, anil
coming up with them nt the house, bo-
gan to whip them aguin, and to swear
ns horribly r.t them ns before. His
little boy, who wns just old enough to
talk, began to prattle ills profane oaths
after him. No sooner did tbb father
hear this than his feelings were power
fully wrought upon. He paused for a
moment, droppeti Itis whip, and sat
down ami wept bitterly. A flood of
keen reflections at once rushed upon
Itis conscience, which produced such
nn cfTeot that he found ponoo whero
forgivoncss can only be had—at tho
footstool of Meroy.
Norfolk has a musical prodigy in
the shape of a baby two nnd r-'inlf
years old. The child is blind, but dis
plays a rare musical talent—his exe
cution on tho piano being nearly fault-
leas. His little hands were too small
to grasp a full octavo, nnd ho frequent
ly usob his elbows to strike tho keys
beyond tho -reach of his fingers, but
evon-with this disadvantage ho seldom
strikes a false noto.
The Itadlral Party,
Tito Rndienl party 1ms had absolute
control of tho General nnd most of tho
States Government, for tho last sovon
years, ami what has been tho results?
Corruption In every ilopai'tmont of
Government whero they linvo had tho
Tho organization and porpotuntion
of the Frccdmcii's Bureau, olio of tlra
grandest swindling machines that tho
world Iras ever known.
Tho standing army 1ms been largely
increased In a ttmo of peace.
The multiplication el' offices, both
States nntl Federal, 'to enable the
. igctes, thieves and scoundrels,
who largely coinposo tho party, to llvo
.without work bv' taxing tho Industry of
Tho creation of n Notional debt of
hear threo thousand million dollars,
and a Constant increase of tho.snmc.
Tho States that havo boon' under
their control havo all contracted im
Tho credit of tho National and State
Governments has been well nigh de
Tho peoplo aro demoralized.
Confidence is destroyed.
; Tito industry of tho country is crip-
Trado nnd capital is burdened.
Dishonestyis nt a premium.
The remedy for nil this is:
This plundering, thieving party must
bo hurled from power.
The Democratic party must restoro
tho. Government to what its founders
intondod it to bo.
Wo mqst havo a strict construction
and a faithful adborehco to tho Consti
tution, as tho founders of tho Repub
lic framed it, or we must havo anar-
Gen. Jackson and .Gen. Grant.
General Grant has a sentinel march
ing in front of his house night aud
day. When his little boy of twelve
years of ago rides to school every day
ho is accompanied by two orderlies in
tho uniform of United States army.—
In referring to this a correspondent of
tho Macon (Ga.) Tolegraph roiates the
follo'wingincidontof General Jnokson’s
last visit to New Orleans:
“Tito fatigues of the day ended, tho
old hero repaired with many of tho
citizens to apartments prepared for
him iu that magnificent structure, the
St. Louis Hotel. Tho captain of an
Irish compnnv detailed n stalwart son
of Erin ns a sentinel at the General's
door. Titero ho was, walking his
rounds; when lira General observed
him, and turning to General Lewis,
asked: St .
“ What tloes this mean?”
“ Only a sentiuol at yonr door, Gen
I shall over remember tlmi t-.-.u,
-t.h'ngretaniaumifrary rjoill' ns ho strodo
up to the sentinel with a manner which
was the Goneral's only:
“My.good man,” said ho, “what are
yon doing nt my door with a musket
ill your bauds ?”
“Tho Captain pinced mo hero as
your guard, General."
“Am I not in tho midst of tho Ameri
can people? nftt I iu daitger from
thoso ? Or ts this intended as nn honor
to ine|? If so I tlepise iti Go homo,
sir nntl get yonr dinner;" and turning
to his guests, he continued: “When
ever an American citizen, by his pub
lic conduct, ronders a public guard
necessary to Itis protection, beware of
A New Hole for Torture.
The Washington National Intelli
gencer contained, some days since, a
statement that instruments of torture
had been applied, in Fort Pulaski, to
the government witnesses in tho Ash-
burn easo for tho purpose of forcing
them to givo such testimony ns was re
quired by tho persecutors. Tito Macon
Telegraph lias the following in corrob
oration of this statement:
“ Iu conversation with ono of tho
most cinineut citizens of Macon yes
terday, ho assured us that General
Meado explained to him in Atlanta,
week before last, tho whole modus op
erandi of this instrument of torture.
Meado described it as a box sufficient
ly capaeious to admit the victim, and
then arranged for compression by
screws, by whiclt a force could ho
brought upon the prisoner sufficient to
“ squeeze tho breath out of him.” It
was also provided with a steam appa
ratus connected with tho throttling
box and pipe, and upon turning a fos-
BOt jots of steam woro thrown in, which
added materially to tho anguish of suf
focation. This machine wns applied
to threo of the witnesses—Bets, Mar
shal and a negro, witli entire efficacy
—the negro gave in, in a moment, nnd
cried out that lie would swear to any
thing if they would only let him out of
“ Tito foregoing is tho statement of
a lending citizen of Macon—a mnn
whoso ikord nobody doubts—as to wlrat
was voluntarilly said in his hearing
by Gen. Meado himself. Are more
words wanted by way of improvement ?
Is it possiblo to add to the force of the
facts themselves in showing tho depth
of degradation to which Radical ruio
has brought tho American govern
CitowDiNQ a Bachelor.—“ What
did you como ltero after?" inquired a
Miss of a bachelor friend, who mado
bor a eall when the rost of the folks
were gone out, during the holidays —
“ I come to borrow some matches,” ho
meekly replied. “ Matches I that’s a
likoly story. Why don’t you ranko a
match ? I know wlint you come for,”
exclaimed the dolighted Miss as she
crowded tho old bachelor Iuto a cor
ner: “ you came to htig nnd kiss me al
most to death, hut you shan’t unless
you aro the strongest, and I know you
are." , ‘ ‘
Ho that strikes with his tongue must
gnard with his hands.
i tiiy girlish head,
lowers Hint grew
Anil all tho flowers that grew
Than, were tied with a golden thread.
And somebody came, and thowhlspcrs there,
I cannot icpeat them quite,
But 1-know that my soul wont up In a prnyor,
And somebody's here.to-night.
I blush no more at the whispered vow,
Nor sigh lit tho soil.moonlight.
My robn lias a huo of amber now,
As I sit by tho anthracite.
And tho locks that vied with tho glossy wren,
Hare passed to a eltvor gray j
But tho love that decked them with flowers, then,
la a holler love to-aay.
What is tho bluo sky, so grandly
arched abovo our bonds ? Tho ancient
Greeks supposed it to' bo a solid sub
stance, spread abovo lira earth nt an
immonso iioight, in whioh tlra sun,
moon, and stars woro sot,like diamonds
in a ring. Tho upper surfaco was laid
with gold—the pavements of tho gods.
la pagan countries somewhat similar
notions still prevail. A converted
heathen said to his missionary toaoher
that be thought tho snn, moon and
stars were holes in the solid sky, through
which camo streaming down to oarth
tho brightness and glory of tho heav
enly world. •
Bat, in reality, the Bky is nothing
moro than tho air we breathe. Instead
of tho solid arch, towering so many
thousands of tnilos above us, where
our childish fancy placed it, tho blue
sky is nothing but tho color of. tho
ocean of air, in which we live and
move. And, as to its distance from us,
it is all within threo or Tour miles.—
For travelers who go up high mountain
tops, tell us that they no longer see
any bluo sky abovo them, where the air
is so thin that thoy pant for breath,
but only blackness of empty space.
But, It may be asked, why do we not
soe the blue color of the air when wo
look up to tho ceiling of our rooms ?
Why do we not havo a bluo sky in the
houso as woll as out of doors ? Tbo
answer is, that sotno substances, of
whioh air is one, do not show their col
ors except iu the mass. Tako a picco
of glass, pour, upon it n single drop of
ink, now press iinotlrar piece of glass
upon the ink, nnd hold them both,
ircss&A; torrntBcr, up to the
l- ireely uiiy color ol tho iu'
Tlra poet says :
"Tin distance lends enchantment to tho view.
And robes tho mountain with its nzaro huo.”
But philosophy, that great onemyto
pootry, steps up and toils us that it is
not tho mountain’s blue robe which
wo sec, but only tho air wltioh like a
misty curtain, hangs between us and
tho mountain.—Our Boys and Girls.
As a young woman was walking
alone ono evening, a man looked at
Iter and followed her. The young wo
“ Why do yon follow mo ?”
“ Because I have fallen in love with
you,” ho answered.
“ Why aro yon in love with mo ?”
said tho woman. “ My sister is much
handsomer; she is coming after mo
Go nnd make love to her.”
Tho plan turned back and saw a wo
man with an ugly faco. Being greatly
displeased lie turned to the flrst wo
man and said:
“Why did you tell mo a falsehood?”
Tho woman answered, “ Neither did
yon speak tho truth, for if you woro
really • Vn love with mo Yrhy did you
leave mo to hunt up my sister ?”
An exchange was considerably amus
ed, the other ovening, at the little girls
playing among tho sage brush in the
back yard. Tvyo of them wero “mak
ing believo keep houso” n few yards
distant from eaclt other—neighbors, ns
it wero. Ono of them snys to a third
little girl, “There now, Nelly, you go
to Sarah’s house and stop a l'itllo while
and talk, and then como back and tell
mo what sho says about me; and then
I’ll talk aHont her; then you go and
toil her nil I sty, nnd then wo'll get
mad and won’t speak to each other,
just like onr mothers do, you know.—
Oh, that’ll bo such fun I”
Only Mb.—A mother had two chil
dren, both girls—the eider a fair child,
tho younger a beauty nnd mother’s
pet. The older was neglected, while
“ Sweet,” tho pet namo of the younger,
received ovory attention that iov8
eould bestow. Ono day, after a se
vere illness, the mother was sitting in
tlra parlor, she heard a childish step
on tho stairs, and her thoughts wero
instantly with the favorite.
“ Is that you, Swoot ?’’ site inquired
“No, mamma,” was tho snd nnd
touching reply, “ it isu’t Sweet—it is
only me I”
Tho mother’s heart smoto her, and
from that hour “ only mo” was restor
ed to an equal place in her affections.
A Sensible Queen Some Ameri
can ladies at Copenhagen, who recent
ly called ontheQueen of Denmark,wero
not a little astonished to see that she
wore a cheap dress, aud that on rising
to rcooive thorn, she laid on her table
a cotton stocking, on whioh sho had
Tlra Now York Evening Post con
tains an nrtlolo entitled “Out-of-door
Beligion in Chicago.” This is tho flrst
intimation wo have seen that there is
any religion in Chicago either out of
doors or within.
The Modern and Anrlenl I'lysses—nntl how
History Don't Repent Itself .Sometimes.
Tho Belfast (Mo.) Journal has tho
following good thing on “tho pretty
Away in tlra Groolt times thoro'aroso
n little unpleasantness with tho Tro
jans, on account of n good looking
girl callod Helen. Ulysses tried hard
with tho rest to got into' tiio city of
Troy, but failed until ho cnnra*R horse-
jocky trick over.tlra Trojnris, nnd got
inside , tiio belly-of a wooden ltoiso
(not a saw horse.) So it will bo seen
that tho Ulysses of to-day conies fairly
by his propensity to “talk korso.”—
After this little nflalr, Ulysses, in itis
wandering,'fell into tlra powor of tho
grapd Oyolops—hut inviting him to
“ tako something,” tiio Radical nomi
nee's nnmesako drank him drunk in
seven minutes by a Waltham watch,
pilt out ltiB pno oyo, and vamosed tho
ranch. It wns thought to bo a good
Joke, hut Cyclops couldn’t soe it.
When Ulysses again went to sea, lie
was furnished with a vory largo hag of
wind for his porsonal use. How oxnct
tiio parnllol 1 ' This bag of wind, de
signed to propel his vessel, wns prick
ed at tho wrong timo, nnd blow Ulysses
just whore ho didn't want to go, dam
aged his craft a good deal, and forced
him to bear up for repairs, with no in-
8uranco oil cargo, and no claim for sal
vage, genornl or particular. Ulysses
next landed whore part of'his follow
ers becamo swine, witli permission to
“ root hog or die.” And for some time
Ulysses ltimsolf followed tho occupa
tion of swinohord, becoming nbout as
bndly off as tho prodigal son, with no
futted calf ahead. Ho was so con
stantly with liis swiho that ho edmo to
understand that language, and used it
himself, until ho. became known as
Ulysses Grant. Hero tho coincidence
is very remarkable I At last, in a lit
tle misunderstanding with his son con
cerning tho market prloo of sparcribs,
tho progeny inserted a few inches of
steel between his parent’s own ribs,
and that finished the namesako of tho
Radical nominee. This is supposed
to forecast the fate of tho present
Ulysses Grant. If lie don’t go the
wholo hog, Bon. Butlor will have him
Tlte J’otrer of a Worth
A mother, on the green lulls of Yor-
mont; was holdibg. by the right hand a
son, sixteen years old, mad with the
lovo of tho sea. As sho stood by tiny
garden gato ono morning, sho said:
“Edward, tjiey tell me, for.I never
saw tho ocean,that the greattomptalion
of the seaman's life is drink. Promise
tno, beforo you quit your mother's
'hand, that you will never drink.”—
“ And,” said lie, (for ho told me the
story,) “ I gave her the promise, and I
Kilcnco Is oil!
Tho softest kind of bricks
Men, like t toolts, linvo nt c.-i
—childhood nml .lid 1130.
When Is tho moon nt
Don’t ndstako nrrognnco for
poojdo think thoy aro iviso when t
Child murder—MaW „
or eight study ten difl'crcut
every ' ' ' ‘
A village Is n (d.ieo where
od peoplo than In n city—
nro fewer Inhabitants.
It la said when a Russian husband m
beat Ida wife fora month or two, she in-gin.-i to
gotnlnrmcd at Ids IndlfTercnce.
“ I'm not myself nt all to-day," said a bore tn
tho nrtlrt [nman. “No matter lor that,” wits tho
reply; " whoever else you may be, yon are a
gainer by tho Change.’'
A than In Boston, In Ids hurry tn assist a fault
ing lady, got a bottlo of tnaollan instead of cam
phor, and bathed lior faco with it. Sho was n
good deal stuck up with nttoutlon.
" Good-morning, Mr. Ilonpcck,” said a printer
In search or female compositors j “ havo you any
daughters that would niako good typo-scttcra Iff
“No; hut I havo a wifo that would inako a very
Tho Israclltoa'at Memphis are organizing heavy
. News received liy steamers from tho Upper
Missouri report that tbo Indians hilled seven wood
choppers near Fort Peek. Their bodies were
found horribly mutilated.
A young lad named Casteel, living near Knox
ville, stabbed and hilled his brother in a fit of
passion last week.
A scalawag member of Congress from North
Carolina is missing, nml Ills friends fear lie lias
bean checked through ou aomo other road than
tim ono that leads to Washington.
A husband complains sadly nt tho prico of
“ducks.” Ills wifo recently bought threo-fur .
$226, viz: A “duck'* of u dress, n “duck” of u
bonnet, and a “duck" ol a parasol.
A Mr. Rahn waa attacked aud robbed by lluee
negro highwaymen noar Savannah, Ga., a few
days ago. Such oulragea aro of daily occurrence
iu that neighborhood.
R. 0. Crow, of Carter county, is 87 years of
ogo, la tho father ol twouty children (13 of them
living;) tiio grandfather of 0110 hundred nnd six
teen, and tiio great grandfather of seventy-two.
Ho Is a strong Conservative.
Tiio Northeast and Southeast Alabama railroad,
witli its. appurtenances, i» to he soldnt Montgom
ery, September 10.
Tiio yield of corn aud potatoes iu Kansas will
snrpa33 that ol any previous yen. Tiio-wheat
cro 1 is oil harvested in lino condition, nnd tho
yield is unusually large.
The European farina which havo been cultiva
ted for tiro thousand years litre lard th.-ir fertility
renewod by lying idle every few rears on account
ing a nightingale Tor its singing.
“Time ivoiks wonders," as llie lady sdd when
sho married uftur a thirteen years’ courtship.
Wlu-n may inonoy lie called wet! When it It
Folo nnd tlra South,
forty years, and I never saw a glass
(Hied with sparkling liquor that my
mother’s form by tho gate did not rise be
fore mo; and to-day I am innocont of
tlra taste of liquor.” Was not that evi
dence of tho power of a single word ?
Yet that wns not half. “ For,” said
he, “ yesterday there came into my
counting room a man of. forty years
and asked mo, ‘do you know mo ?’—
‘No.’ ‘Well,’ said ho, ‘I was oneo
brought drunk into your presence on
shipboard; you woro n passengor; tho
captain kioked mo aside; yon -took mo
to your berth, and kept me there till I
Imd slept off tho intoxication; you
then asked me if I had a mother.' I
snld I had never known a word from
her lips. You told me of yours at tlra
garden gate, nnd to day I am master
of ono of tho best packets in Now
York ; and I 'enmo tp ask you to como
and seo mo.’ How far that little can
dle throws its beams I That mother’s
word on the green hills of Vermont !—
0, God bo thanked for the mighty pow
er of a single word!”
What President Johnson Thinks
oftiie Nomination.—Tho Washington
special of tlra Louisville Courier, in a
letter to that paper on the 13th says:
The President, in conversation, to
day witli several prominontDemocrats,
spoke in high torms of Seymour, of
his purity of character nnd integrity.
lie thought the nomination of Han
cock would have possibly polled 0
greater number of Conservatives, but
that the liberties of the country were
at stake, and the duty of all was to
give a hearty support to the Conven
tion. There was no half-way ground.
So far from being chagrined at tho
result, the President, with charaetoi'is-
tie modesty, declared that ho had re
ceived moro public honors than ho dc-
sorved, and now all that remained to
.him wae to look to the interests ol tho
London in Summer.—A London let
ter to tho Now York Post says English
men, reversing the customs of other
nations, repair to their principal city
in the summer time, and to tlra coun
try in tho winter. June and July
are tho months in which London is
most swollen with'visitors. All the
aristocracy then cqme from their es
tates to inhabit splendid town man
sions for jtfaw weeks ; all the membors
of Parliament canto because the legis
lature is then in session; all the well-to-
do people come who wish to givo to
their families a tasto of fashionable
and town life; aud all the continental
travellers come who desire to seo Eng
lish society in its most brilliant and
favorable aspoot. It is tho heyday of
the hotels, the clubs, tho theatres, the
exhibitions and the hackmen.
In Hawkins county, Tennessoo, tho
fourth instant, a fellow by the namo of
Singleton murdered another flamed
Kyle, in cold blood, because lie was a
roblo, whereupon Ry le’s friends imme
diately killed Singleton, as an act of
prompt nnd righteous judgment:
gCAtlon to b.' “ tho in
A tool in high lift; is
everybody n|ipcira little to I
littlo ta everybody.
Why w a fashionable young Jady’s brains like
n Fpccklcd trout I Because they lovo to sport
under n wntcr-full.
Fig trees can easily bo grown from the cutting3
or root shoots, nnd it is certainly strange that
thoy nro not plnntod in every lot in town, and
farm in tho country. Tho fig is universally ch-
teemed n* the beat of frulr, and tho tree is long "
living and ornamental.
A tompornneo lecturer in Devonshire, n short
tluioslnco, finished hia discourse thus: “And
finally, my hearers, why should any of yon drink
ardent spirits ? My son Tom has got ns good eU
dor as any in tho country, at sixpence a quart, r
“Patrick,” said a priest to an Irishman, “ how
much hay did you steal ?" “ Well,” replied Pat,
“ I may as well confess to your reverence for tho
whojc stack, lor my wifo and I nro going to take
tiio rest of itou tho first dark night.”
A young mnn generally gives alock*of. hair to
his sweetheart boforo he marries her. After mar
riage elio sometimes helps herself— and don’t udo
A wng, on hearing tlmt a man had given up
ohlrancy^sweeplng, expressed surprise, ns ho
thought tbo business sootod him.
“Will you hnvo some grapes, Jlonsiour ?” ask'
cd a gontlomon of a Frenchman. “ No, siiro; I
don’t swallow iny wlno in ze shapo of pills,It
A locturcr wns dilating upon the powers of tho
magnet, dofying any one to show or namo any
thing surpassing it. A hearer domurred, and iu«
stnnccd a young lady who used to attract him
Ihlrteon miles overy Sunday.
Somo folks nro prodigiously penitent over.other
people’s aim, and scorn to think thoy havo a spe
cial call to confess thorn, before the whole, world.
They will gouge their brother’s eyes out rather
than leave a slnglo moto in them. .
A lady wrote to her lover, bogging him to send
her somo money; slienddod, by way of postscript,.
“I am so ashamed dt tho request made in this let
ter, that I sont after the postman to get it baok.
but tho servant could not overtake him."
“ Wife, if you aro going out, pray why don’t
you put on your bonnet?” said Spriggins to his .
bettor half. “Why l’vo had it on this half hour,
waiting for you.” Spriggins hadn’t cspacinlly in
spected a square inch or two on tho top of lua
A Little Bov’s Tnonmrr.—“ What n beautiful
placo heaven isj" said a littlo boy not four years
bill’-’■** Why do yoU think so?” said his mother.
“Because,” said he, pointing to tiio stawy “tho
noils of tho floor liro-so bcuutifid.”
A celebrated lawyer and Governor of South
Cart ina had boon oniployed to dofend a fellow
indicted for stealing n iior<«o. Tho evidence was
plain against him, but tho Governor mndo such a
powerful j«pccch that tho jury at ouco acquitted
him. After ho was turned loose, lie was accosted
by a friend, “ Now, Jim, honor bright, did you
steal that horBO?” “ Well, Tom, for a long time
I thought J stolo him, but sineo l’vo hoard tho
Governor’s speech, I don’t believe I did."
“Sambo, does yo know why ds Kndieals iijiky
desQ unby things all tru de woods now ?'* “ No.
Pete, I gib it up." “ Well, its cause dey’s lo*
. “Any knives or scissors to grind.” a?ked i poor
Iny of tho clerks in, a Broadway storo. ‘ Don’t,
think wo have," answered a spruce young man
faoetio.udy, but can’t you sharpen wits?” “I
eould if you hud anyl” was tho sharp icply, nnd
(ho clerk had to stand tho laugh.
Grapo vines in and about Nashville are being
stripped of their leaves by a species of bug nev
er soen boforo. Tho bug,is nbout tho si '.<> of t’-o
z f u io bug, which it resembles very much on tiio
undor slue, head and mouth; but tho back is a
dirty, yellow color, with a fow round spot*. It
flies rapidly. As many as a half n d^zen may bo
scon nt ono timo on a leaf, which is toon devour,
cd by thprn.