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HERALD AND MAIL
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1876.
Th Atroelona Corruptions of Sobeson and
Whlttlome Eelates a Story of OfSol&l
Sascalltj Unparalleled In
SeyentT-me Snips of War Hissing, with
No Eecord of Their Sale or Des
truction on the Books of
Millions of Dollars Squandered upon Fa
Torltes and the fta-77 Seduced to
I Eotten Sulks.
Washington Special to the Chicago Times.
Admiral Whitthorne's report of his in
vestigation of the navy dtpartment
makes a handsomely printed volume of
160 pages. It is a most masterly sum
mary of the evidence taken, and is a flats
tnrinc result of some eieht months of ar
duous labor. There is not a single dull
paje in this entire report. It is as inter
esting as any novel, and its varied pic
tures of complicated thievery will send a
pang of envy through the breast of every
rascal in the country. It is signed by
all of the Democrats of the " committee,
and by Burleigh, of Maine, leaving only
Harris, Hayes and Danford to write a
The committee start out by desciibing
tho onerous labors put upon it, as the
resolutions ordering the investigations di
rected an examination into the affairs of
the navy for the last eight years. They
deplore their lack of technical knowl
edge, which, they Say, would doubtless
have expedited their investigation, and
made it more satisfactory in detail, and
in addition would have enabled them to
have penetrated the close corporation
which evidently surrounds aud controls
the administration of the Navy Depart
ment at the present time. Probably no
officer connected with the public service
possesses as much power to reward a fa
TO PUNISH A SUPPOSED ENEMY
as does the Secretary of the Navy. An
objectionable offcer is liable upon the
mere order of the Secretary to be sent to
the coast of Africa or put upon waiting
orders, and the humblest mechanic or day
laborer in a navy yard is wholly depen
dent for the means of supporting his wife
and children upon the pleasure of the
head of the department. That the oHi
cers of the navy and mechanics and la
borers employed in the navy yards are
conscious of this power in the hands of
the Secretary, has been made painfully
evident to the committee during the prog
ress of their labors. Notwithstanding
the difficulties encountered, the commit
tee have endeavored to discharge faith
fully the duties imposed upon them, and
and they thought it best to embody
IN ONE REPORT
a response to both resolutions under
which their labors have been conducted.
Under the head of the condition of the
navy tkey generally say that the first in
quiry in the regular order presented to
the committee was to the pant as well as
the present condition of the United
States Navy. There has been expended
on the navy, from the time of its organi
sation ut to the fiscal year ending June
30. 1875. as aDDears from the reports of
the Secretary of the Treasury, the vast
sum of $838,760,923.07, more than one
third of which has been expended be
tween the year 1864 and the present
time. By way of
making a copmarisox
which will be easily understood by the
House and the country, the committee
call attention to the fact that the expen
diture of the navy for the 14 ysars com
mencing at the close of the fiscal year
1847. and extending to the close of the
fiscal year 1761, was $1 31,436,831U8,
while the expenditure lor the seven years
extending from the close of the fiscal
year ending on June 30, 1808, to the
close of the fiscal year ending on June
30, 1875, was, as appears from a state
ment prepared in the office of the Secre
tary 0? toe Treasury, the sum of $ 10,
037,481.3'J. The report comments at
great length upon the terrible fact that
ONK OF THE WEAKEST HA VIES
in the world and have expended more
upon it than almost any other nation.
Admiral Porter, in his testimony on this
subject, says: ''I need scarcely say that
the officers of the nnvy who expect to
take part in any conflict that may arise
between our country and a foreign power
look with anxiety for an improvement of
our ships, more particularly since the
West India drill made it apparent to the
youngest of them that our combined force
of vessels was
INCAPABLE OF A SUCCESSFUL ENCOUN
TER with ft fleet one-fourth as large built on
modern principles. Indeed, one such
ship lis the British iron-clad Invincible
ought to go through a fleet like ours and
put the vessels hors de combat in a short
time, for she could run down or destroy
thom at long range with her heavy rifle
guns." There are pages of similar testi
mony from every officer of prominence in
the navy. After quoting from this evi
dence the report thus recapitulates: It op
pears that in 1808, when the present Sec
retary took charge, the navy bore upon
its register 203 vessels; that by authority
of law eight sloops of war and two torpe
do boats have been added thereto, and
that ly purchase three more towit, the
Dispatch, Ked Drave and Sea Weed
have also been added, making 216 ves
sels which should now appear on the reg
ister, but, in fact, according to the secre
tary's last report, there are only 147, so
VESSELS HAVE DISAPPEARED,
and counting up to the present time it is
more, because several vessels have been
sold since December last. The commit
tee have therefore to report to the House
the fact that the present Secretary of the
Navy has expended in money about f 170
000,000; has used up or disposed of the
material of more than 70 ships of war mi
nus airy proceeds paid into the treasury,
besides other material; has contracted li
abilities amounting to several millions of
dollars, and has to show as a result a na
vy whose condition is described in the
testimony of its chief officers already
Under head of
"POLITICIANS IN THE NAVY-YARDS,''
the report says: It is well known that the
principal items of cost in the building ot
vessels of war are in the purchase ot ma
terials and the employment of labor, be
ing pricipally labor, and it is in these
items more particularly that therv has
been more extravagance and corruption
on the part of those who have administer
ed the affairs of our navy. The use of
the navy-yards of the country as political
engines, is a fact, which . admitted,
has existed for a great many years past.
Their prostitution by politicians of both
fiarties was carried to such an extreme
ength that it became necessary, several
veara ago, in response to the demands of
the people, to reform
1HE GROSS ABUSES
existing in this regard, aud Congress !y
several enactments, to-wil, in March,
1;7, in June, lStitf, and in May, 1872,
provided among other things, first, that
the master workman in the various navy
yards should be men skilled in their sev
eral duties; secondly, that no officer or
employe of the government should re
quire any workman in any navy-yard to
contribute or pay any money for political
purposes, and that no'workman should be
removed or discharged on account of his
political opinions, and, thirdly, that la
borers should be employed in the several
navy-yards by the proper officers in
charge with reference to
SKILL AND EFFICIENCY,
and without regard to other considera
tions. These several provisions of law
were intended to correct the abuses then
existing in the management of the navy
yards, and however much the Democrat
ic and Whig parties of former times may
have been censurable for the introduc
tion of politics into the navy-yards and
certainly they should be censured for it
that is no excuse for the present violation
of the law which has been openly, defis
antly, and corruptly disregarded in con
verting the navy.yards into political ma
chines. The Whig and Demoorotic par
ties of former years violated no express
statute. That high offense remained for
the present administration.
THE TWENTY CENT
An Earnest Flea Against Sepudiating the
1 (? nvi
The Avalanche telle as that Hon. Dor-
sey B. Thomas ia not "anxious to bo
governor," ana assures us that he is
prompted sorely by desire to lift from
the shoulders of an "oppressed peoplo"
the "heavy burden of taxation" under
which lor years they have been literally
"groaning." We think we have beard
something like that before, Indeed,
though we profess to have au average
memory, we beleive we cannot recollect
the time when an "oppressed people,"
according to some patriot who was wo
fully distressed on their account, were
not afflicted eyen with groaniugs that
could not be uttered. There has never
been a time when the prophets of evil
have not been heard in the land, nor
self-sacrificing demagogues been ready
to crucify themselves, out of sheer
philanthropy, for the sake of their suf
fering fellow mortals. By this time.the
people ought to have become somewhat
used to such superviceable benefactors.
The affliction under which Mr. Thom
as has discovered that the people of
Tennessee are sinking prematurely to
their death is a tax of forty cents on
one hundred dollars worth of property.
To rescue them from untimely graves
is his mission, and the douceur that be
temptingly holds out to win them back
into robust life is a twenty cent tax
schedule. He, iu eflect, bids them call
their feverish minds from the consider
ation of such exciting and irritating
subjects as "plighted faith." and
"State credit," and "public honor,"and
to contemplate the coming ot the hap
py day when the advocate ot the State's
repudiation and of public honesty shall
be branded as a public enemy, and tho
accursed bondholder treated as an outs
law whose rights no repudiating peo
ple, engaged in tho great work of self-
preservation, are bound to respect
Such is the ultimate conclusion of the
twenty cent argument.
It has long been said and upon that
ineory carnura projected his grand en
terprise that most people are fond of
being humbugged that many are soon
or captivated with a first-class, plausi
ble fraud, than interested in a prolita
ble reality. Uowever this may be, the
reauinets wun wnicn some men are fas
cinated with the cheap trumDerv of no
litical demagogues and induced to seek
luipossiDie renels through their onack
nostrums, is but another evidence that
the great showman had a shrewd eye to
toe wean siao 01 numan nature.
As before stated, the panacea offered
to Tennessee is a twenty cent tax
which implies simply the running of
; the State government and a repudiation
of the State debt, for we presume no In
telligent citizen would pretend that the
revenue aerivea lrom such a tax could
1 be expected to accomplish more than
the payment of the State expenses; and
that a tax, it once reduced to twenty
cents, under the doctrine now being in
culcated, could not lor years to come,
be raised to a higher standard, is a tact
equally certain. Hence, the reJuction
would amount to instant, actual repu
diation. And what do the people suppose they
wuuiu intimately gain Dy such an op
eration? They might for the time be
ing, it is 1 rue, lessen their payments of
revenue at the expense ot the State's
honor and the commercial staniing of
every commercial man, or company, or
ousiness corporation in the state. Kut
what would be the immediate and ulti
mate ell'ect ot such attempted repudia-
tion--we say attempted repudiation, for
as a final accomplishment we do not
think it can ever occur. But, to set out
on mat road, witu lavoring legislation
-ssuch as a twenty cent levy-would
have the etlect Urst of utterly prostra
ting the securities of the State, They
wouia oecome as trasn in the market.
Then would come a "funding ring" in
earnest. Then the money power would
show its strength. Then would our
bonds be bought up for a very song,
and wan street come down upon our
State like a wolf on the fold-not only
wun me Donus, out with the accumula
ted interest of years, beginning with
Commodore Vandercilt's Energy.
New York correspondence Chicago Tribune.
The friends of Commodore Vander
bilt who have seen him since he has 6611
confined to his room, state that his te
nacity of life is very remarkable. One
day he will be so low that the physicians
will refuse admittance to any but the
members of his family. The next day
he will be so well that he will demand
morning papers, and dictate letters to an
amanuensis. As to his business matters,
he always has a fancy that he must at
tend to almost everything himself, and
hence a large portion of his convalescent
moments sicice bis sickness bean has
been spent in attending to strictly busi
ness matters, and in explaining to his
sons subjects which require immediate
attention. His memory is remarkable.
lie can tell nearly the exact location of
every paper belonging to him. Recent
ly a document was needed by his lawyers
which they could not find. The Commo
dore told them just where it was among
his own papers. They searched in vain.
The Commodore insisted it was there in
a certain nest of pigeon-holes. The pa
pers were all removed, and behind them
all, in a narrow crevice, communicating
with the back of the closet, the missing
document was found. His mind is as
strong as ever, aud he smokes two or
three cigars daily, as the spirit moves
New York Cor. Philadelphia ledger. 1
Mr. Manton Marble, late editor of the
World, will probably be the Democratic
candidate for Governor, to succeed Mr.
Tilden. His name, it is understood,
stands first on the "slate.'' Mr. Marble's
claims on the party are many and subs
stantial, whether as regards his long ser
vice in the ranks of Democratic journal
ism, or as the author of the last &ate
platform, and of the platform adopted4 by.
the National Convention. at i.,lu.
Mr. Marble, it may further be said, ta a
warm friend of Gov. Tilden, and tbe fit
ter has expressed the belief lbaj his
nomination would strengthen the Demo
cratic Presidential ticket in this State.
It is true that he has never been very
popular with what ia called the "short
haired ' Democracy in this city, but, as
that flags appear to have lost a controll
ing influence of late, they may not be
able tr make a successful resistance to
him in the State Convention.
COZ AND TWEED.
The Boss's Check for $5,000 Declined With
The sharp passage at arms in Congress
the other day between the witty Sam
and a New York Representative named
Townsend, wherein the latter accused
Cox of having been a willing tool of
Boss Tweed, reminds me of an incident
in Tweed's office here when the Bosswas
at the zenith of his power. It was rela
ted to me by a friend of Cox, and I have
no reason to doubt its correctness.
When Cox came to New York he did
not seem much inclined to affiliate with
Tweed and his followers. He held him
self rather aloof, and his loyalty to the
Boss was under some degree of doubt.
He soon made hosts ot friends, howev
er, and it was not long before he receiv
ed a nomination for Congress. The dis
trict was a close one, and it was thought
that Cox would have pretty hard work
to carry it. He had a slight acqualn-.
tance with Tweed, but had not seen
him for sometime before getting the
uomination. Soon after getting it be
received a note from Tweed asking him
to call at that famous statesman's oflice,
as the Boss wished to see bim. Cox
did call at the office, and the Boss re
ceived him with smiles and suavity.
After a few commonplaces had passed
betwjen them Tweed turned to bnsit
"By the by, Mr. Cox, your district is
a close one and you will need to work
pretty hard to carry it."
"It is pretty close, Mr. Tweed, but I
am going to take hold in earnest, and I
expect to come out all right."
"Can we do anything for you up
"Well, I don't know. What is your
own opinion about that, Mr. Tweed?"
Tweed was silent a minute, auu
said, at the same time taking a check
from his drawer at his right hand:
"I think you will need help, we waut
to make sure of that district, and the
canvass will cost money. Now,
it would hardly be fair for you to stand
all the expenso yourself, so we propose
to help you through. Here is a check
that may be useful. Should you want
more, just let me know, and we'll see
what can be dot?."
Cox took the check and looked at it.
It was lor S5.000. He then promptly
handed it back to the Boss, saying:
"Of course, Mr. Tweed, I appreciate
your kindness, but I'm going to make
this tight my own, and must decline
your generous offer ot assistance. I do
not need money, sir, and I cannot take
Tweed put on his customary smile
and replaced the check in the drawer,
and Oox bade him good day. He knew
that Tweed's object was to use him, and
he blocked that game in the first move.
If Townsend had ever heard of this in
cident, he probably would not accuse
Cox of having been the tool of Tweed.
A SLACK HILLS BOUANCE.
1'lie Alvrnlnr of One of n. Crook's
Mcoiita Kencning a prisoner and
- From the Kansas City Times.
Old Jimmy Kannon is the hero of a
romance. A real, complete, natural ro
mance. one that has never been in print,
The old man loves to tell it, and the
main details have been fully corrobora'
ted bv others. His romance is as fol
lows: A few years ago Jimmy was loit
ering about Tort Laramie, receiving his
o per day as government scout ana in
terpreter. One evening the post was
startled by the report that an emigrant
train had been massacred about two
miles and a half lrom the fort. Worse
than all, a white woman, a Miss Mary
Brand, had been carried ofl by the
Sioux. Kannon volunteered as guide
for a company ot cavalry. At d rk the
cavalry halted for the night in a ravine
about ten miles northwest of Fort Lar
amie, ou the Rawhide trail. All tbe
white men in the traiu on the Platte
had beeu massacrod, and no one had
boon left to tell the story except an
Irishman, who died soon after being
found. He had been fishing with Miss
Brand, some distance lrom tne main
camp, when tbe Indian attack was
made. From hiiu Kannon learned
enouL'li to satisfv him that the Siou
hud gone over to Kawhide river. Tnere
he resolved to go along and ahead of
the soldiers, and if possible effect a res
cue, lie reached tho Indian camp about
midnight, and secured a pony to a bush
in the valley, and soon afterward crawl
ed into the Indian camp. His long res
idence with . the Indians taught him
where to look for the captive. He was
soon lying Hat on bis belly in the rear
ol the lodge containing Miss Brand. He
found one old squaw sitting in front of
the lodge humming a doleful dirge, and
on raising the edge of tho tepee or
lodge he discovered another old hag
seated near a small nre feeding a leebie
flame with straws. He also saw the
captive white woman lying with her
head to tho outside of the tepee, less
than two feet away. He whispered
words of caution and cheer to Miss
Brand, who started up in alarm. TbiB
started both ot the squaws, and the one
on the outside walked round to the rear
of the lodge, where she met a sudden, a
silent death at the hands of the old
scout. The other squaw, suspecting
something wrong, gaye the alarm.
Quick as a tlash, Kannon raised up the
edge of the lodge and drew out the cap
tive, and, throwing her upon his should
ers, made a dash out into the darkness,
Tbe camp was soon in an uproar. Bat
Kannon made bis escape with his horse,
although an arrow had pierced bis body
through. He took a course eastward
down tbe Rawhide, while the Indians
started toward Fort Laramie, which
was due southward from their camp,
Finding hiuiseli getting weaker from
loss of blood. Kannon drew forth tbe
arrow which had pierced his body and
projected out iu front, and filled his
buckskin shirt around the wound with
wet mud. nd then continued his flight,
At davlight ho found himself in the
head of Drv Cottonwood creek, twelve
miles from Laramie. But the Indians
were between him and the fort. He
kept out of sight, and saw them meet
and encage tbe soldiers he had left the
night before, and made his way half
dead to Fort Laramie withoat being disi
covered by the Indians.
The result is soon told. Kannon was
taken into the post hospital, and his
nurse was Miss Brand, tho rescued
white woman. Site stood by the Bide of
tho prisoner until he recovered, and be
ing without friends or home, all having
been taken rom her in tbe massacre,
she married the old scout. Mra. Kan
non lives in Key tesville, a station on
tbe North Missouri Railroad, where she
waits longingly for this cruel war to
end. J i 111 my Kannon is now with Gen.
Crook, and is now one ot the most trus
ted scouts. He is the last survivor of
the massicro of the Alamo, where his
parents were killed. His early life, up
to the time he reached the age of man
hood, was spent with the Comsnehes,
who, with Jon. Santa Anna, massacred
Davy Crockett and his brave band at
Sitting Lull and his Braves in a Strongly
Chicago, July 2G. A special from
Helena, Montana, says a Crow scout
brines to the new Crow Agency the fol
lowing impoitant intelligence: Sitting
Bull with 3,000 warriors, consisting of
Ojiallas, lied Cloud aud Missouri -8n-'-ii'8
of JSioux, Arapahoes and Cheyennes
were encamped in lempo illage Lodge,
and well fortiled on Kosebud river, in
Montana, forty miles east of Fort Smith.
After the battle with Custer he followed
the retreating forces ot Gibbons to' secure
a position stronger than that on Little
Hig Horn. It is also reported that Lone
Wolf is on the way with 1,500 Chevennes
to join Sitting Bull. The Indians are
confident ot success, and waiting eager
ly for the troops to march on their strongs
Some Interesting Points on Sis Venezue
Bpeclal dispatch to the Baltimore Gazette.
Washington, July 24. A careful ex
amination of the records of the Commit
tee on Foreign Affairs ot the Forty-first
Congress, of which Mr. Orth, of Indiana,
was a member, has been made by Spring
er's sub-committee investigating Venezu
elan matters. It appears that when the
Committee on Foreign Affairs was first
appointed, Mr. Orth was placed on the
Ways and Means Committee, and Austin
Blair, of Michigan, on Foreign Affairs.
Subsequently in the season the Speaker
made a change in these two appoints
ments, putting Orth on the Foreign Af
fairs, and Blair on the Ways and Means.
Then begins Orth's record in behalf of
fraudulent Venezuelan claims. On
March 31, 1870, the record states: "The
subj ect of the claims of American citizens
against the government of Venezuela
was taken up, and Mr. Orth made a
statement in regard to the question. The
memhers of the committee discussed the
question" at some length, after which Mr.
Orth was requested to prepare a resolu
tion on the subject." On April 4, 1870,
at the next meeting of the committee, the
record says: "Consideration of the claims
of American cititzens upon the govern
ment of Venezuela was resumed, and
Mr. Orth submitted a joint resolution en
titled 'a joint resolution to enforce stipu
lations of the convention with Venezuela,
of April 25, 1866.'
Mr. Orth's joint resolution was then or
dered to be reported to the House, with
recommendation that it should pass.''
The preamble of tne resolution cites the
terms of the convention of the 25th of
April, 1866, and the result of the conven
tion. The resolution is as follows:
Be it resolved by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled, That
the adjudication of claims by said com
mission, pursuant to the terms of said
convention, is hereby recognized as final
and conclusive, and to be held as valid
and subsistent against the Republic of
Venezuela; and for the purpose of en
forcing the collection and payment of
the sums of money awarded the presi
dent is hereby authorized and directed to
make demand upon the Republic of Ven
ezuela for immediate payment; and in
case of neglect or refusal to make such
payment that he employ such portion ot
the naval or military forces as may be
necessary in his judgment to secure tbe
faithful performance of the terms of said
This resolution failed to pass while
Orth was in Congress, but aa soon as
his term expired he accepted employ
ment from persons interested in the pas
sage of the bill, and proceeded to serve
them for pay, and succeeded at tbe ' last
session of the Forty-second Congress in
getting a bill passed to recognize the fi nd
ings of the commismon as valid.
A. M. LOONEY.
J. Br MURPHY
Looney & Murphy,
Attorneys - at - Law
And Solicitors lu Cliaucery,
Nov. Columbia, Tenu.
I. N. BARJTETT. U. T. II UOH KS
Barnett & Hughes,
Office: On West Main street, formerly
occupied by Thomas & Harnett.
CIIAS. W. WITHERS POO.
THOS. B. KELLY
WITHERSPOON it KELLY,
Attorneys - at - Law,
Will attend with promptness to all Legal
Business intrusted to their care in Mmiry
aud adjoining Counties, strict attention to
collection and settlements of all kinds.
W Office Whitthorne Block. j an. 28-ly
GEORGE C. TAYLOR.
R. H. HANSOM.
TAYLOR & SANS0M,
Attorneys at La w and Solicitors in Chancery
Will practice in M.iury and adjoining
counties, and in the Supreme aud Federal
Courts at Nashville. Special attention
given to the collection of claims. Op
fice: North Main street, second door from
"Nelson House." Jan. 2Slli-l7.
J. WALKER GREEN. H. S. THOMPSON.
GREEN & THOMPSON,
ATTORNEYS - A.T - LAW,
Will practice In the various courts of
Maury and adjoining counties,
attention given, to collections.
A. M. HUGHES A, M. HUGHES, JR.
A. M, Hughes & Son,
Solicitors in Chancery,
Will practice in the Courts of Maury nnd
adjoining Counties, and Supreme and Fed
eral Courts at Nashville. The strictest at
tention will be given to all business en
trusted their care. Office South Hide West
Main St., 2d door from the Square. aprl21.1y
JNO. V. WRIGHT. J. H. DEW
WRIGHT & DEW
ATTORNEYS - AT - LAW
and Solicitor in Vbanccry,
-Offlce Whitthome Block up-stairs.
W. P. HOWELL.
at Law and SIicitcr in Chacccrj,
Special attention given to the collection
of claims. Office: Whlttliorne Block. Jaul ly
J. W. M'KISSACK.
Limm and COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Office: up stairs, above Post Office.
Will give strict attention to all business
entrusts to him, in any of the Courts ol
Maury, Williamson and adjoining Counties.
Collection and set tlement of all kinds, at
tended to with promptness.
Will hold aa office at Spring Hill every
Saturday. may 12tli-lN7rt.
J. B. BOND.
B. A. ROGERS.
BOND & ROGERS, ' I
Attorneys at L'awyi
Will practice in Maury and adjoining
BRICKS for SALE !
We keen constantly on ban il. at Columbia
and Mt. Pleasant, well burnt, bricks for Sale.
Columbia yard near the Depot. We -are al
so prepared to do all kinds at Brick Work,
hi the shortest notice and on. tne moKt liber
Jau: aK--,e-U. . WEA VER BROS.
SHELLED OR III THE EAR!
2VO CHARGE FOR SHELLING
Capacity of Sheller! One
Bushel Per Minute!
PEARL MILLS 1
WM. SHACK LETT AC O
"WM. J. ANDRKWS. E. R. BARKLEY
J. P. STREET.
Buoecasotc to Andrew, Mayes k Co.,
Columbia, : t Tennessee,
And agents for all kinds of
Agricultural Implements !
And agents for the following Reliable
STATE. ... Nashville.
COMMERCIAL, ... Nashville.
PLANTER'S. - - Memphis.
FARMERS AND DROVERS', Louisville, Ky
PENN, - - Philadelphia, Pa.
CITIZEN, - - Newark, N. J.
Will write risk at liberal rates. Those
desiring Insurance will find it dccitletllu to
their Interest to give us a call uovia-o-ly
The law firm of Myers & McDowell having
beeu disolved by the death of L. D. Myers, I
will continue the practice at the office oc
cupied by Myers & McDowell West Main
Street, Columbia, Tennessee.
E. C. M 'DO WELL,
April 2K-76 Attorney-at-Law.
First Natonial Bank
Of Columbia, Tenn.
DOES A GENERAL BANKING
AND EXCHANGE BUSINESS.
J. M. TOWLER,
Lucius Fkieeson, Cushier.
I have removed from Chaffiin's shop to
tho old JhinIsou fUnd, on Sou til Main
St., wiS I cau ' found at all times ready
to Shoe Hordes, Repair Guus, and do all ot h
er work in my line. A. ADUOCK.
Porter, Bryan, & Alford,
Wholesale Dealers In
TOBACCO and CIGARS
Proprietors of the Celebrated
"PORTER RIFLE" CIGAR.
22 INiMIc Nqnarc - AMIVILtE.
W. F. TUCKER
J. T. & W. F. TUOKER,
Wholesale and Hetail
COMMISSION MERCHANTS !
North Kji'.t Corner Public ftjnare,
WS" Dealers in Cotton and a!l kinds of pro
duce. Liberal advances made 011 goods In
store. uov. 1U-1S76-1V.
MONUMENTS AND T0MB8TCNE8,
All of U10 best IUiian Marble.
, !., J lK.:-o-t;ns stylos of iKjeiRlia.
C-jT AU work a cheap a can l 'loue els
vliire. Manufactory ou Weft Main ntreat,
lear tlo Juetuulo. mh28yl
i(li Mailt Streeti
li. .ai d. er Day.
nrriHn. ljK-i(- or ftaddla borwa fanilabed on
;.l lictlon ifihe jToprletor,
JAMES L. GUEST.
til ffi n 1
rf) J '
y-rr-a life :," ,1V' a tf. Jvfe
Wholesale and. ES.ctail !
NEW :OUSE !
THE LARGEST STOCK IN THE CITY OF,
STAPLE and J? A ETC Y GROCERIES
Old Domestic Whiskies, French Brandies, am' aUportvd Winvs and Li
quors. Ha? Special inducements offered to MeriiauLj in waut of Supplies .
I have a full stock of Buist's Briggs Bro., ainJ Ferries' New U anion Seeds,
which will be furnished to the trade at Vho.eale liates. fieiJ" Call and ex
amine Stock and prices. E. W. GAMBLE,
Jan. 1 M6-1V. 0;r. Main aud Mechanic 8U
R. DORMAS. I.. W. IllHe.
&?DU-lFtULL Q&AEE3 OT
ALSO A COMPLETE STOCK OF
Sheet Music and Musical Merchandise !
Masonic Temple Building, So Church (Street,
NASHVILLE. - - TENNESSEE
Tuning and Repairim? in City aud Country. We solicit correspondence with par
ties wanting Musical Instruments. feljU.i-7-6in.
HoWy Business Suit,
Stylish Blue Flannel Suits,
Black Dress Suits,
English Worsted Suits,
FINE ENGLISH AND FRENCH
CASSIMERB COATS AND VESTS!
English and French Cassimorc Pants! Cassimcros in the
Piece! All Kinds of Clothing mado to Order! Partly
Made Dross Shirts, Best Wamsutta Muslin and Irish Lin
en, Six for 87.50. Finished Complete, Six for .)(! Fino
Hats in all tho Latest Styles! Gent's Furnishing oi Every
Description, just received by
April lltli, 1871
W in . JsL e 1 1 (1
DIAMONDS, WATCHES, CHAINS, &C
IU Main Htroet,
All Goods Warrautei. as Representor. Goods xent C. O. D. to any
point, subject to approval. Special attention given to Orders. iuchll-6m
Pure Bred Poultry.
Liislit Bralinms, (of Williams and Sharpies
strains.) Diirk Krahnias, (of Williams and
Trnld strains.) Warrants! ( l pure bred,
and as good as the ovst.. My Fowls nml on
ly to be seen to be appreciated. Hatislae.
tiou guaranteed. Eggs for sale now, and
chickens in the Fall. Address,
Jan. 21-7B-ly. Columbia Tenu.
Having made all necessary arrangements
with the largest Music House .South of New
York, I am now prepared to furnish any
thing in the Music line atprieesthat cannot
IK! reached by any oilier house iulhe South.
Mv House deals in all the first class make
of' Piano's and Mason nnd Hamlin's organs.
I can undersell Nashville from one to two
hundred dollars on first class Instruments.
I oiler inducements which will enable
everybody to own u Piano or Organ. Spec
ial inducements offered to churches and
schools. Writ or call for cuts of Instru
ments with full partlculurs.
L. i O r.S r,
Telegraph Ollico or tinx 12.1,
April 2MSm. Columbia, Tenu.
JASj. T. AKIN.t
We arc prepared to furnish all kinds of
Collins. Caskets, and Jlurial Caws, with First
Class Hearse, gentle hors-s and caietul
drivers. Weans also prepared to furnish
Carriages and Hacks for Funeral Occasions.
All calls will be attended promptly, day or
night, liy Col. Win. M. Voorhies, who has
mauy years experience as Undertaker, and
we guarantee satisfaction.
- HHcial attention given U rc-iuter-nient
Okfk f.: iouth ide of Public viuare, at
H. W. Sandiiis' olrt taiul; and open at all
hours, day or uignt.
NICHOLSON HOUSE !
Corner Chuich and Spruce Streets,
Near Chattanooga Depot,
NEW GOODS !
SMITH & METCALFE,
CO 1.17 mil , I KMNENNEE.
1 i c 1 & Son,
Loulsvlll , Ky.
TITCOMB & TOWLER,
: DKALKRH IN :
Medicines and Chemicals,
Fancy and Toilet Articles,
8PONUEH, BKUSIIKH, PERFUMERY,
WINES AND LIQUORS
FOR MEDICAL UHE.
PHYWICIA N H PRKS 7'IPTI NS
South Mile rulilic S.ju.rr, Columliit, TrnnixwN
- A N il S X I, E.
lf Viri tf It. Ill' iVtifHUf t'XI'A'UMl t4 m
IIV itl. vv . r.llloi.Y ,111,1 win- i . u. fjiuuijr
oil tho Klh day ot 'January, IKlt, and regis
tered iu the Register's oil ice of Maury Coun-
... i.. I .... I. t li uiu I U,l
by M. W. Kiubry iui wile K. J. Umbry
sell to the higlic.-it bidder, lor cash, at tho
court-house door in the town of Columbia,
on Monday, the till day of Sept., 170, the
following described trac' or parcel of land,
situated in t li-civil drlsirict or Maury
County, and bounded as follows.' begin
ning at an ash in the mouth ol a Kully ou
tin. rivir. iifur tin, lower comer of the W1I-
lvtt lease, just Im-Iow the sycamore patch;
thence north I2I'. ) 1 11". poles to a stake in
a glade; I hence N. S(i w 10 poles; thence H.
l"t'., W. lu poles Ui a cedar ; theliire S. 7s''
W. 'J poles to a cedar; thence S. ,'fl W. Isj
poles to a cedar ; thence S. oil ' W. '1 poles
to a cedar ; t hence S. f7 W. "t! poles to Duck
River ; thence up the same with its nieau
deis to the beginning: containing Ihree
hundred and fifteen acres, more or less, and
being a part of what is known as the Rus
sell tract. Suld laud will Is; sold free from
the iijtihy of redemption, which Is expl'esk
lv waived mill cut oil in the mortgage.
I 'juucJ:l-'7t. W. II. WILLIAMS,
R. M. FRIERSON
FOR MEDICAL I'UUPOSES.
Proscriptions carofully com
pounded day or night.