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FACTS AM) FAKCIES.
A.M.LOONET. J. B. Sl'RPHY.
LOONEY & MURPHY,
Attorneys at Law,
And Solicitor IliwiwT.
Xor. Columbia, Tenu.
t.H. JOHIi. H.C.HKKII. T. . JOSIS Jr.
JONES & HICKBY,
Attorneys at Law
Solicitors in Chancery,
Will i.rautii - In tliK'onrl"f.f Maury and Hickni.u
ruauli. -iinii:-bif thorn lil-.ck.
us. 11-76 ly.
1. N. BAB-SITT.
O. T. HCQIIE8.
Barnett &, Hughes,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Offlc on Wrrt Main Str-f
Thomas A ISarnett.
f.rmirli iH-rnuir4 hj
iKonoE r. T.VI-
!:. II. SANiOM.
TAYLOR & SANSOM ,
Attorneys at Law mi
Stiiicllers in I'fessrrry.
Will praetico in Maiirv nn.l mlj
mid in llir Supreme mol r e.ler.i I 'mi
fperinl ntteiitn-u ifiven t t li - e-.ll-e
e-Ottii : Ni-riii .Main Mri-' l, t
" NeUou lionst.-."
1 1 at i!-h vi liv .
l.o of i-l-iuiH.
I il-x'r H"iu
-I. WALKEU GKKKN.
II. s. TiloMI'SoN,
GREEN & THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law,
Will r-ti-r in all
fall 4 -lj tin in i; collli I i' -i
fll to colit-ctiolel.
jsu. v. wiiigiit.
ro'ini" of M;iuir
L'ial nt' r.ti.m ii
J iiur l'-;o-lf .
.1. V. PEW.
WRIGHT & DEW,
Attorneys at Law,
Anil Muilciiun In 1 huin iry,
rne Uloek uji fctui.
.1. Ji. 1 JOIN 13,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in Manry unJ uiljuii:in2 counties,
C. W. WITHERSPOON,
Attorney at Law,
H ill Attend with prointm-s to all J. real Busings
ntriiNt! to bin care in Maury ami mtjoinnw c ma
tin. S rirt atteutioii tu collectum nud Ht-ttloiuvufs
of alt kiiitl,
enieo Whitthorne Hlo U. jan.2A-ly.
P. H. SQUTHALL, JR.,
Attorney at Law,
ttlsnreiii! nttrntioii given to colloet ion. Office
W luithorue Block, juue 30. ISTh.
A. M.Hl'GllKS. A. M. Ill Li II ICS, Ju,
A. M. HUGHES & SON. ,
Attorneys at lan and
Solicitors in Chancery,
Will praetii iu 1 1 Cuiiitsi of Mmirj aihI adjoining
i ntitii'(f. nail Supriut' Hint fciitr:il Courts at Nttnli
'llf. 'I he tri t st H'toiition will te tfivtn to hII
l'tiin'-r t-ntrurttf ! to t hir rc. Utice oulh Bido
W -i Mhiii Strwt, M lonr from th Sijiiare.
J. W. ftTKISSACK,
ATTORNEY k) iOHSELLOll AT LAW,
i -fltce : I p Main, altve Vvxt t 'flit
W'iW give Mrirt attention to all Minim ntrut'd
to lnni, in un ot the t-oiirtit of .Maury, Williamson
Hii't H'ljtHiiiiiu count
"liiM timi aul f-1 tl-DK-ntf ofall kiml-., at Ion. led tu
W ill hold an otttro at Spring Hill vrry Saturday,
may Ith 1V.
,tiHN T. TCCKKIt.
W. K. TL't'KKlt.
J. T. & W. F. TUCKER,
AVliOiehilc and Retail
N'orlh':iit Corner I'tiMii- Sijuaia
rPraler in Cotton and all kinds of
jiroiluee. Liberal advances made on goods
in store. nov.l!M87&-ly.
R. M. FRIBRSON
PATENT MEDICINES, AND
Knit MKlili AI. I'l KI'oSK.
iy or night.
w I. I.
E. It. BARK LEY.
ANDREWS, BARKLEY & CO.,
.Vici--Mr t" Ainlrrws. Sluys A Co.,
HARDWAUE, PLOWS, KEAPEPS,
IKON. ui:ns, I'lSTUl-S,
WAfiON'S AND LEATHER,
And aenld f'r the following reliable insur
coM M KKcl.VL
I'!. S I'KKS-
K li M K It.-' AMI li:oVKI(S'.
... . t.U)Kvill, K y .
,.i uimiKMithia. I'a
Nvwark, X. J
ill write riKS hi j-ioerai raies. i nose
di-driii insurance will find it decidedly to
1'ioir interest to give u.s a call. novl!)-75.1y
TITCOMB & TOWLER
Medicines and Chemicals,
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES
Sponges, Brushes, Perfumery,
PURE WINES AND LIQUORS
For Medical TJbg.
rUTSIclA.VB PBESCRIPTlO.f flSEJETLL
PubMu Sqnftra, Columbia, Tea
0 Ft. U S
By HOESLEY & HEMPHILL.
A. ROSENTHAL & BRO.
Announcethe Arrival of their
Fall and Winter Stock !
CONSISTING 0FA MAGNIFICEMT LINE OF
CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES
IDOE "ST C3- O 0. 3DIS ',
FURNISHING GOODS, HATS, &c,
Together with an
Bought direct from' .Manufacturers and Importers of these goods.
Wool Jeans at 35 Cents Per Vard!
W'u have excelled all previous efforts in the
lislied remitation for selliDS cheap will be fully
son. We have increased facilities for giving
one of the firm, (Mr. A. Kosenthal) is always
at the very Invest prices pos9ioie.
TO COUNTRY 311 It CIIA rST
We can ofi'pr some special attractions. We have made arrangements to supply dealers
with go -mis at jobbers prices, nud are ready to duplicate for them Kashville or Cincinnati
rmeS TO THE PUBLIC.
As we are coafident our figures cannot be beaten this side of Cincinnati, we omit quota
tions in the paper. Inviting all to call and convince themselves that we are telling FACTS.
October 13-76-ljan. A. ROSENTHAL & BRO.
Nobby Business Suits,
Black Dress Suits,
English. Worsted Suits,
FINE ENGLISH i FRENCH
CASSIMERE COATS AND VESTS !
English and French Casaimere rants ! Cassimere in the Piece ! All Kinds of
Clothing Made to Order! Partly Made Dress Shirte, Best Wamsutta Mualin and
Irish Linen, Six for 7.f0. Finished Complete, Six for $!).00 ! Fine Hats in all
the Latest Styles ! Gents' Furnishing of Every Description, just received by
April llth, 187fi.
THE LARGEST STOCK IN THF CITY OF
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Old Domestic Whiskies, French Brandies, and Imported TVines and Liquors.'
XySpecial inducements offered to Merchants, in want of Supplies. I have a full
Rtock of Uuist's Briggs Bro., and Ferries' New Garden Seeds, which will be fur
nished to the trade at wholesale rates. Call and Examine Stock an? Prices.
.r:in.t4-7fi-1 v Cor. Main and Mechanic Ttreets.
FALL AND YINTER CLOTHIM.
For Labor, Business and Dress.
Imported Cloths, Cassimeres and Vestings,
Whieh we Manufacture in the Lte?t
ELEGANT DISPLAY OF NECKWEAR, UNDERWEAR,
Tiosieiy, Grloves, "Valises,
UMBRELLAS, HATS, BOOTS, SHOES,
Handmade Boots and Shoes a Specialty.
5 PER CENT. DISCOUNT FOR CASH.
September 22, 1S7G.
NEW YORK STORE!
Next Door to Tyler & Williams.
Immense arrival of
Dry Goods, Notions, Trunks, Boots, Shoes, Hats
And an Endless Variety of
llie largest skoek ot i.lorln(r ever seen in
, omi nv piivu w f.ivuiu wiiu, wumu
v.iaca. a. low we pive a few 01 tne Ujtures:
oor-et at forty cts.; all wool fl.iiinel 20cts
jiui witiih; o iaper oi iioa ior u ris.
i.verytnini ot the very be make,aud will
proBi is our mono.
elegant assortment of
purchase of this stock, ana our well-estab-
maintained by us duritur the eoniine sea
aetual bargains to the people of Columbia, as
in the market, and ships us fresh goods daily
Sty!, and guarantee satisfaction
T H E
New Goods, consisting of
Shawls and Laces.
Columbia, which was bought at Bankrupt
nr: uucii m me puDiic at a very small ad
A very large hsadkerchief at 5ct"; a number
; 12spooli of the best thread fur 40 cents, or
u torn ana eiiot-i on ere a at bottom prices.
giv tMitirt tatistftctioa. Quick sales and small
COLOMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY,
THE LARGEST ffl S1PLHS OF AHY COMPANY
I IV THE
. I ROY A L '
Manager: JOHINiH. McLAREN, Esq., at Liverpool.
TOTAL ASSETS IK THE USITED STATES,.
NET FIRE SURPLUS AFTER DEDUCTING
LOSSES PAID SINCE ORGANIZATION.
Annual Statement, January
SUMMARY OF ASSETS:
Cash la Bank of Liverpool aid other Banks
Balances In hands of Agents, at Branch Offices, and iu course of transmission
Cash in Principal Offices... ."..j. .
Real EtOate Owned bv ComimnT (ue encumbrance)
British, Indian' and Colonial Stocks, Sharei
(market value S7,4S8,09.i)
United States Bonds (market Yalue $1,828,843.50) 1,720,218 70
Stock and Bonds of Corporatians and Cities held as security for cash actually
loaned (market value $7X47,532.89) 5,846.403 28
Loans on Bonds and Mortgago 'first liens on $939,973.02) 34t,573 02
Other Secured Loans, acrued Interest (since paid), and admissible Assets 777,562 67
Total Assets ,
Total amount of all liabilities exclusive of the undermentioned. $11,040,989 05
Amon nt necessary safely to reinsure all outstanding risks 1,646,280 00
Net Fire Surplus atmarket value, $5,811,431.17, less $499,321.17
not extended in Company's statement
Net Fire Inccme of Comnaay. :
United States income Duron 875,
All losses f this department paid by u without reference to Liverpool or elsewhere.
BAR BEE & CASTLEMAN, Managers Southern Department.
Offick: S. E. Cor. Main & Sixth Streets, Louisville. Kv.
S. J. EL.tlf. Esq.. Acrnt
June (M87tf COLUMBIA,
JAS. T. AIEIX.
W. U. FAR1S.
Jas. T, JUKIN & Co,,
We are prepared to furnith all kinds of
Coffins, Cakete, and Burial Cases, with First
Class Hearse, gentle hors;s aud careful
drivers. We are also prep:tred to furnish
Carriages and Hacks for i uaeral occasions.
All calls will be attended promptly, day or
night, by CoL Wm. M. Voorhies, who has
many years experience as Undertaker, and
we guarantee satisfaction.
Special attention given to re-mter-
ment of bodies.
Office: South side of Public Square, at
H. W. Sander's old stand; aud open at all
hours, day or night. may 12-7tf-ly.
A Jf D
Sontn and North Alabama Railroads!
TJIAIXS GOIXJ SOUTH.
Jan. 3a, 1S7R.
V M am
A. .10 pm
A r I'ulaNki
" Blount pringa....
TRAIN No. I connects at Decatur with
Memphis & Charleston It. Ii,; at Calera with
. ' . 1 T '- -
JK. v. t. K., ai uuinne wiiu ci. uu
Southeastern R'y; at McKenzie with
Nashville & Northwestern R'y; at Montgom
ery with Mobile k Montgomery R. R. for
Pensncola, Mobile and Hew Orleans.
TRAIN No. 3 connects at Decatur east and
west with Memphis & Charleston Railroad ;
at Birmingham with Alabama & Chattanoopa
Railroad: at Calera with Selma, Rome &
Dalton Railroad ; at Montgomery with est
ern Railroad (of Alabama), Montgomery &
Eufaula and Mobile find Montgomery Rail
road. TItAIXS GOING NORTH.
Jan. 30, 1S76.
10: M pm
Ar FrrtnkHn. Ten.
Ar N O Depot
Ar t rankliu. Ky...
Ar ltowliiiK Green.
Ar (tlHignw June...
Ar Cave Citv
): ft am
Ar Lebanon June .
Ar Cincinnati Jc...
TRAIN No. 2 connects at Nashville with
N. C. & St. Louis R'y West for Memphis; nt
Lebanon June, with Knoxville ana mcn
mond Branches ; at Cincinnati June, with L.
C. & L. R. R. for the North and East ; at
Louisville with TJ. S. Mail Boats for Cincin
nati and with O. & M. R'v and J. M. & I. R.
R. for the North, Lawt and V est.
TRAIN No. 4 connects at Olaseow June.
to and from Glasgow ; at Cave City to and
from Mammoth Cave; at Cincinnati Juno.
witii L. C. & L. R. R. for the North and t
at Louisville with O. fc M. and J. M. & I. R.
R. for the North, Eist and VV est, and with
U. S. Mail Line stea.ners for Cincinnati.
TRAIN No. 6 connects at uljtFgow June.
to and from G'a;row; at Cave City to and
from Mammoth Cave; at C inciunati June.
with L., C. L. R. R. for the North and East ;
at Louisville with . x M. and J. M. & 1. K
R. for the North, Et and West, and with
U. S. Mail Line steamers for Cincinnati.
Tourists will find this route eners ercat in
ducenients to thone going to the Centennial
ExpoMtion. Iirect, connections are made in
Ixm'swlle with through cars, running direct
to the Centennial grounds.
PniliM Palace Ca-s Mont Change
Are Itun Between
New Orleans and Louisville,
Via Montcomory on Sc. 2 and No. S.
MEMPHIS a nd NASHVILLE
For information about Tickets and Emi
erant Rates to Florida, Arkansas, and Texai"
aaures, j. i1. ihj.is.o.
orC. I- ATHORR,
Ueu'l Pa.. & Ticket Ac't,
Jan. 21, 176. Louinville, Ky
Mi. PIEASANT, TEXN.
AVill be iu Columbia every Monday. Bus
iness connected trith this onice left with A,
M. Hughes, jr., cr at His otnee, wm receive
prompt attention. oct.6-tf
PORTER, BRYAN & ALFORD
M'h !ale Dealers in
TOBACCO and CIGARS
ProBrlatoxi f th Celebrated
"PORTER RIFLE" CIGAR
OF LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND.
L LABILITIES OF EVERY
tend Bonds owsefl by Company
u Yrl lire Slur pins.
JOSH 1. IIAII.KV. Kin., Nnelal Assent.
EUG1NER. SMITH, M. D.,
Office at Masonic Hall. Office hours :
Frcm 8 to 9 am.; and from 1 to 3 p. m., and
7 p. m. sept. 15-76.
E. C. M'DOWJCLL.
M'DOWELL & WEBSTER,
Attorneys at Law,
PURE BRED POULTRY
The andt-iifrned offori for sale a frw Tery fine
Cockerels of tin' above rarietien. tock directly from
W. II. HJlV. Alu a few very gmij light and
dark Brahma 'orkc reir-. F-kkh fr hat. king in aea
Kun, from all of the h lo o varieties. Aly Kowla are
ket in cep:irate yards.luii(l bred pure. Piiccs reas
ouabla and Halitactiuu suuranteed.
A. a. LiPvrojin.
ept.29.7('lr. Columbia, Taun.
Sonih Main Street,
Board. ar Dftj.
O? rriajjM. tiiegie or aadJle borsea fornlshca oo
!'Illctluii to Tie proiTietor,
JA3IES U. OUESX.
The hardest and best
ARTICLE OF COAL
' N. BBI.VtiUl'HtT A '.. 0nt l'li.
Aualivllle, Ten nuiee.
Of Colombia TfHB.
Does a General Banking and
J. 91. TOWLER, Frrsldeat.
l.lC'irS FRIEKSON. C'airr.
E. Kl IIX.
T. W. TUBPIN.
We have in stock a first-class assortment of
Also Harness from
iriii.oo to sioo.oo
Our work ia first-class: the prices lower
than the same kind of work can be bought
north of Columbia.
jun20.87-ly. KUHN & TTJKPIN.
MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES,
All of the beat Italian Marble.
Al,v T havn th .:atet atvlea of Design.
All work aa cheap an can be dona el
vhara. Muuttctoiy ou Wet Main etreat,
iear the Institute. mhaSyl
NOVEMBER 3, 1S76.
! ah impartial view.
Charles Francis Adams, Jr., on the
Two. Presidential Candidates.
Goyernor iTilden the Foremost He
former of the Time.
Hayes the Creature of Cameron, Chand
ler and the Gang.
From an A rticlo by Charles Francis Adams Jr., ia
. ' Uis North American Bevicw.
Just before the first meeting intended
to baying a hearing on the presidential
riominationa for the campaign, now" going
on were held, Mr. W . M. L,varts one
day remarked to Carl Schurz that the re
publican party in its then condition re
minded him of nothing so much as-jin
army whose term of enlistment had ex
pired. Mr. Evarts is iustlv fumed for
the witty and incisive way in which ie
expresses what other people think, but
he has uot often had the good fortune to
bit off a happier smile than this. It in
cluded in ten words a phamphletful of
political insight, and accounted at once
tor that large amount ot individual ac
tion, which is such an essential feature
in the present canvass. The field is full"
bo lar as the momentous political issues
ef twenty years ago are concerned, little
remains over which to struggle. During
the present canvaas-issues, side-issues
and after-issues will, indeed, be manu
factured out of it : sometimes by very
honest and very dull men who, having
once learned to talk on a certain subject,
have no faculty of speech on any other,
and sometimes by very cunning and un
scrupulous men, who will work on the
old passions and the old hatreds as long
aa they can possibly hope to git them
selves into office, or to keep themselves
there by so doing. In all this, however,
there is something very uninviting and
even repulsive to men who look upon
politics as anything more than an occu
pation, and upon office holding as any
thing more than a means of support.
Ihe continued dwellini upon tne last
phases of a stale excitement is neither a
philosophical nor an ennobling pursuit.
It is small matter for wonder, therefore,
that the number of those who act inde
pendently of all party affiliations is con
tinually increasing. The wonder rather
is that the majority still cling to these
WHAT ABE THE ISSUES OF THE CAM
PAIGN. In considering the questions of the day
it is well in the first place to try to get a
perfectly clear perception of the issues
involved in the campaign. That he may
do this it is absolutely necessary Jor an
intelligent being to close his ears to the
discussion generally carried on. In that,
words supply to an altogether inordinate
degree the place of ideas. Of the three
elements, therefore, in which every cam
paign discussion may be decomposed
rubbish, formalities and essence it is
here proposed to devote very few words
except to the last. Under the head of
campaign rubbish may, in the present
case, safely be classed all the rambling
discussions of the v.'ar records of the
several candidates, and their opinions
prior to the rebellion or the Mexican
war ; also the charges and counter-charges
made as their transactions in mules,
theirstealing railroads, plundering widows
and orphans, "dodging" taxes, issuing
"shinplaster" curreucy, the number of
watches they own, aud the date at which
they may have purchased piano3. Per
sonally all the candidates are respectable
gentlemen. They have passed their
lives before the communities in which
they live, and been honored and trusted,
As to the views they may have enter
tained twenty years ago, it is td be re
membered the war of the rebellion closed
iu the year 18G5. The issues at stake
between the years 1848 and 1800 are now
just as much settled beyond the perad
venture of reversal as those involved in
the war of 1812 or the revolution. The
records of Gov. Hayes and Goy. Tilden
anterior to 1861 have, therefore, senti
ment part, just about as much bearing
on the living issues of this campaign as
their opinions on the Hartford conven
tion or the Darwinian theory of evolu
tion. No one can deny that the mass of
trash and rubbish of this description j
constituting, as it does, nine-tenths o
the campaign literature has its in
fluence. Unhappily, mud-flingimr is to
a very large class of mankind one of the
most enjoyable leatures or every canvass;
and, as there are said to be German
counties in Pennsylvania, where votes
are regularly at each election c;:st for
Gen. Jackson, so a not inconsiderable
portion of the community now does, and
for the next five years will, measure
every candidate, not by his acts of the
daybut by what he said and thought in
1800, or did or did not ao a u ring tne re
There are three preat phases into
w'uch all political movement resolves
itself the revolutionary, the construc
tive, and the administrative, and these
three also necessanly.succeed each other
in the order in which they have been
named. Within the la-it sixteen years it
is apparent that this country has passed
through two, and the more niomentuous
two, ot these phases, and is now entering
upon the thud. The period between
15(51 and 180j was one oi unquestioned
revolution ; that since 18G5 has been one
of construction, which, well or ill done,
will .be complete es soon as bouth Caro
lina and Louisiana are permitted to
reach the position of rest toward which
they are irresistably tending. That time
can not long be deferred.
THE ADVANTAGE OF TOE DE3IOCRAT8.
It is hardly better worth while to
waste time over empty political formali
ties than over unadulterated rubbish.
Passine on, then, to the essence of the
campaign, the candidates are iirst to oe
In this respect unquestionably the
prima facia advantage is with the demo
crats. If there is one thing wholly op
posed to the spirit of our institutions and
the earlier and better usages of the coun
try it i3 the political trick of nominating
unknown and untried men, on the ground
that being unknown and untried they
have no record to defend. Every voter
thus left free to imagine what he
? leases, and, of course, omne ignotum, etc,
n such a matter as this it is best per
haps to try to see ourselves as we would
see others, and as others must sec us. As
practical men, priding ourselves on our
capacity for self-government, what would
we Americans say ii we saw, ior instance,
JVC A11IC1 iWUJaoj .a - ..... , . -v . .
the liberal party of England on i
of the Disraeli minister and a dis
fo parliament, select as their candidates
tor premier, not uiaasione, not roster
not any well known or experienced
leader, but some unknown, untried lord
lieutenant ot Canada, who had been
colonel in the Hepoy insurrection, and a
silent member d urine one short parlia
ment ? In the days of Washington and
Jefferson and Madison we should have
smiled, not without just pride, and re
marked that republicans though we
were, we at least did not make a farce of
our government. Ytt this is exactly
what was done by the republican party
in the case of Governor Hayes. Or that
gentleman all that is known ia from his
credit ; he seems to have been a gallant
and meritorious officer during the war ;
a faithful though uninfluential member
of congress after its close ; and more re
etly a respectable, though not brilliant
governor of Ohio. Since his nomination
the verdict of those most intimately ac
quainted with him has been decidedly in
his favor, and they have joined; in wxmly
recommending him for the prejsidtfncy'
All this; however, ill supplies the place
m iiuuuc oci vax. m. Kf xiii but? prrHiueu-
tial chair with success a man must have
a great deal more than those cood pur
poses, fair talents, and higH character
which serve to make him locally respeo
table. He must have judgment,firmnBS
insight, and. above all. experience, in s
much more than ordinary degree ; and
that he has these is only shown by trial.
Even the most enthusiastic supporters of
mt. iaye3 can hardly, as yet, claim that
his election would be anything more
than a political experiment. It is diffi
cult, therefore, to see why Governor
Hayes does not fall within that class of
candidates who were so well pictured in
the address adopted by the Fith Avenue
hotel conference, as candidates whom in
dependent voters could not support;
men " who, however, favorably judged
by their nearest friends,-ate jjot publicly
Known to possess those qualities ol mind
and character which the stern task of
genuine reform, requires ; fin- the Ameri
can people can not afford to risk the
future of the republic in experiments on
merely supposed virture or rumored
ability to be trusted on the strength of
TKIED MEM AND TRUE.
Tho democrats, on the other hand.
whatever may be thought of the men,
unquestionably have put in nomination
candidates both of whom were among
their most prominent party leaders
men with whom and whose record the
whole country was thoroughly familiar.
That on certain essential issues, and
especially that of the currency, these
two leaders were at variance, is indis
putable, but this merely proved that
they were partv leaders, and all who
considered such variance a good ground
for refusing to support the ticket had
mil notice or the tact and could shape
their course accordingly. Good or bad,
the candidates were tried men, and the
whole country knew how to measure
them ; the appeal was to facts, not to
fancy ; to the record, not the imagination.
And this is the only sound practice. In
o far, therefore, the democratic party
has in this campaign approached much
more nearly than its opponents to a cor
rect usage ; its record may be bad other
wise, but it has at least nominated the
most distinguished reformers it its ranks.
A thorough and correct appreciation
of circumstances and an accurate ad
justment of means to end is generally
looked upon as a first essential to human
success. Don Quixote performed, per
haps, a very gallant feat of" arms when he
ran a tilt with the windmill ; but he
came out ot the tournament badly
damaged none the less. It is surely to
be supposed that Governor Hayes appre
ciates the fact that, if he is elected presi
dent of the United States, his power as
such will be limited, and his administra
tion can be saved from lamentable and
uttei failure only through the hearty
and united support of some organizcl
party. No president in this country can
carry on an administation to suit him
self on sentimental or guerrilla or Ishmae-
lite principles. He has got to have a
party behind him, or fall. Not only
thi. Common sense, as well ps political
usage and party courtesy, always dictates
to the president elect who are to be his
confidential advisers and whom he can
look to for effective support. These arc,
in the first place, his unsuccessful com
petitors in the nominating convention ;
and, in the second place, those who
brought about this nomination and sub
sequent election. Not only does this
usage exist in our political system, but
is a sound one. Through it alone can
responsible, in place of personal, admin-
tration be secured. President Grant,
looking upon his cabinet as a sort of
civil staff, ignored the usage, picking up J
his heads of departments as he met men
he fancied in the cais, at dinner tables,
or in the club-rooms; and the result be
came known as "Grantism." Lincoln
always recognized it, and it saved his
administration. In the early days of the
republic no president thought of dis
regarding it. In the case of Governor
i laves, who are the advisers thus desig
nated to him in advance? His chief
competitor in the convention was Mr.
Blaine ; his rivals who secured his nomin
ation over Secretary Bristow were Messrs.
Morton and Conkling. Senator Sher
man, from Ohio, first named him promi-
nentlvasa candidate; Secretary Cameron
manipulated the Pennsylvania' delega
tion in his favor at the decisive moment;
and Secretary Chandler is the head of
the national executive committee which
is organizing the campaign lor his elec
tion. Under these circumstances how is
President Hayes to form a cabinet in
sympathy with his views as respects the
civil service ?
THE OPPOSITION RECORD SOUND.
It is usually argued that it will not be
safe to trust the democratic party in office,
even tor the brier term ot Jour years, in
view of the possible mischief it might
coiriiilish in that time. The depriva
tion of the blacks of all civil rights, the
payment of the rebel war debts, the pen
sioning of confederate officers and sol
diers, and numerous other visions of
terror are conjured up. With an argu
ment of this character it is almost humi
liating to be called upon to deal. Again,
the existence and obstructive power oi
an organzed opposition, this time con
trolling the renate, is ignored ; and that,
too, by the leaders of a party which, in
complete control of the government in
its every department, through six years
out of eight, piteously claims that its
utter failure during all that time to ful
fill any of its pledges was due to the
presence of a contemptible minority.
Experience is, however, after all, the
best of guides, and experience is not
without its lights on this subject.. The
"ins" always do, and always have,
unanimously averred, with a fervor
which can only spring from heart-feit
conviction, that the incoming of the
"outs" will be shortly followed by the
final crack of doom. A good many cred
ulous people, from force of habit chiefly,
can always be relied on, also, timorously
to accept this view of th subject. Two
years ago it was nervously argued by the
party leaderf, in the same spirit, that
the country could not be so rich as to
elect a democratic house of representa
tives to trust, etc., etc. Yet, looking
over the field aud judging by the record.
no truly independent voter could prob
ably now be found who would not admit
that the existence of an opposition
maioritv in one branch of congress has
ben. durinz the last year, a piece of
national good.fortune; and, also, that the
record of that opposition body will, as a
whole, compare more than favorably
with the recordsof either the republican
senate or the republican executive.
THE END FOR REFORMERS.
The single great end to which all re
formers, whatever their theories may be,
must look ia distinct enough ; it is to
overcome the tendency of our political
system to corruption. All political
systems, no doubt, have some tendency,
greater or less, toward corruption. The
peculiarity of ours is that it moves, aud
for fifteen years has moved, in that
direction with accelerated pace, and it
has now arrived at a point where even
the blindest patriots ee that, unless the
evil is checked, our political system must
break down, and some new experiment
must be substituted in its place. The
ground, therefore, and tho only ground
on which all honest men can unite, and
insist with one TOice upon reform, is
junist. null vin. tv.,v ivvini. at
u. v, .; ' r
our political system.
Alltb. maure t reform, aesMaaarf
VOL. XXII. NO. 17.
aa they are, attack merely the outposts
oi corruption, ihey would, it successful.
considerably reduce the resources of the
political organization : but when it i-
considered how infinite the ramifications
of these party supplies are, and how ex
traordinary the skill witli which new
sources are constantly developed, it is
ridiculous to suppose that these meas
ures, even if adopted to their utmost
extent, would offer any permanent cure
ior the radical evils of our political sys
No serious impression can ever be
made on those evils until they are
attacked at their source ; not until the
nation is ready to go back to the early
practice of the government, and to restore
to the constitutional organs those powers
which have been torn from them by the
party organization for purposes of tarty
WHAT IS (JKAXTISV.
Trac'IteOnltlon of thi odlaun, ( oriu.
mmtt Itiaarrucernl Kjatem.
From a rpeech bf Got. Clias. S. May, of Michigan,
a . . t Lievwaou.
Fellow Citizens Wha$ is Grantisnv
this new word in our polities ? It is a
word of baleful import a word of
shame, a word of national humiliation.
It is a word that means under this ad
ministration every department of our
frovernment has been disgraced and dis
honored. Do I speak too strongly ?
Look at the record the plain but damn
ing record which all men know. I said
disgraced every departmeut. Was I not
glit? What one has escaped! Ihe
state department, the great foreign de-
Sartment of the government, has been
isgraced under this administration by
the displacement of Charles Sumner and
the elevation of Simon Cameron; by
the appointment and retention of pub
lic swindlers as the representatives of
our country at loreign courts ; by
wasteful and criminal extravagance, in
robbing the treasury for the benefit of
the camp followers of the party.
Ihe treasury, that great department,
organized by the genius of Alexander
Hamilton, and once presided over by
statesmen like Albert Gallatin and that
great son of Ohio in the war times, Sal
mon P. Chase, has been dishonored and
disgraced by Boutwell and Richardson.
Ihe navy, first organized by the true
patriot, George Cabot, under Washing
ton, and in more recent times adorned
under the administration of Polk by the
eminent and cultured historian Bancroft
the navy, which carries the flag to
every sea, and which has thundered lor
American liberty in all our wars this
great departmeut, under Grant, has been
intrusted to the dishonest hands ot a
man who is thought by a great majority
his fellow-citizens, upon good evi
dence, to be no better than a public rob
And the war department what shall
say of that? The great departmeut
hich. with the navy, and more than
the navy, holds the honor and safety of
the country in its bauds the depart
ment organized by Henry Knox, of revo
lutionary fame, and since filled by Mar
shall, and Monroe, and Cass, and Marcy,
and Stantonthis great department has
at last come to be held by a man mean
and base enough to reach out his hand
from his luxurious palace in Washington
and rob tl e poor common t-oldiers on our
bleak western frontier at their mess ta
bles, rob them of their rations, the poor
privates whose protection and comfort
ought to have been dear to him 1 What
more? There is the postmaster-generalship
with Creswell and his frauds, and
the interior deiartment with JH-Iano
and his public infamy, and there is the
attorney eeneraisbip, that great law office
of the government, given into the weak
ands of a man like H lllianis lv.m-
daulet Williams," as he is called the
man who connived at fraud, and rode
about in a carriage stolen from the gov
ernment. This was Grant's choice of a
successor for Pinckney and Wirt and
Evarts ! And more than this, lie sent
the name Williams to the senate to fill
the exalted and spotless office of Chiuf
Justice of the United States' To that
laditcomeat last, under Grant Wil
i?ms as successor to John Jay and John
Marshall and Salmon 1. Chase.
And during all this dreary and dis
graceful chapter in our political history
Gen. Grant has steadily r.tod by
these recreant public official, giving
them his confluence and protection,
while he has just as steadily frowned
upon and turned out honest men. Hoar
and Cox, at the beginning, and Bristow
and Jewell in these latter times all
these men had to leave his cabinet be
cause they honestly tried to do their
duty and "reform abuses, while lie has
clung, with all the stubbornness of his
nature, to such men as ncianoand iticii
ardson, and Belknap and Kobeson.
Whenever the honest wrath of a ieople
ha3 driven a base public servant Irom
power because he himself was shamed
into resignation, there Grant has l-en
with his words of energy and his letters
of confidence. You know that this has
been so. They call it standing by his
friends. Well, that is a good truit, if a
man s friends are decent people anu in
to stand by. But how comes it that
Grant has never made the mistake to
stand by an honest ar.d fearless public
officer in the discharge of his duty?
How comes it that when the people turn
out men for dishonesty, Grant immedi
ately pewards them ?
We thought in Michigan two vears
ago that we had at last god rid of Zaek
Chandler. The people were tired of his
political rule, of h.s coarse, demagogue
wys and his bad notoriety in the conn
try, and with the help of his own party
they ro?e up and overthrew him cast
out of the senate and into private hie,
as a useless and dilapidated demagogue.
But Gen. Grant, true to this way of do-
ing business or wnicn i nave spoken.
reached lorth his presidential hand ana
lifted him out of the political gutter and
put him in his cabinet to ornament hi-
administration and give him sober coun
sel in regard to his great duties 1
The editor of a Texas papet gives the
following figures of a statistical memo
randum of his every day life, and till
people will think that editors have but
few cares to disturb their slumbers and
start in to the newsnapcr business to en
joy life :
Been asked to drink
Requested to retract
Invited to parties and receptions by
parties fishing for puns
Took the hint
Didn't take the hint
Threatened to be whipped
Whipped the other leuow
Didn't come to time
Been promised whisky, gin, Ac, if we
would gc after them 5,610
Been after them
Been asked what'a the news
Lied about it
Been to church
Expect to change still
Gave to charity
Gave for a terrier dog
Cash on hand
A woCLD-BE swell, wishing lor an
excuse to speak to a beautiful woman on
the streets with whom he was unac
quainted, drew his nice white cambric
handkerchief from his pocket as he ap
oroached her. and inquired if she hadn't
dropped it. She glanced at the handker-
. ... , , . 1
'chief, nodded assent, thanked him and
P"? on. leavirg the exquisite
' laughed at by bu ompamons.
The Te monument fuDd no w amounts
When is a blow from a lady welcome ?
When she strikes you agreeably.
The chief Japanese exhibitor at the
centennial is called " Filtee Uolloe," be
cause that is his response to every ques
tion put to him.
" Why d tho butterflies wall their
wings?" a twenty-two veise poem, by
" Esmpralda" i respectfully declined,
with the inorinatiou that they have .to
do it or walk.
Bayafd Taylor savs the cross-pur
pose arguments of the evolutionists and
their opponents opp1"0'-'8 him very mush
as if one should ask, " Do you like peach
es or a mansard roof?" .md another
Hhould answer, I prefer railroad stock."
The Graphic savs: George' William
Curtis savs "a shin n the ocean i u!y
a chip with a thought in it." Tlu n a
chip in the wood-louse i only a ship
without a thought in it. I hi i curious.
An old minister once said to a you 113
preacher who was complaining of a
small congregation. " It's as large a con
gregation, perhaps, as you will want to
account for at the day ol judgment."
" There is nothing dispels the dreams
of yonth and shatters the ambitious
hopes ot the noble l iy like having a
young lady remark in his lit arirg (but be
would make, with study, a eod hat
Apklina Patti is it'in good health.
Some Siiy that her throat is affected,
others that her lungs nie threatened ; at
all event, her physicians luive forbidden
her to brave the rigors of the Kusttian
winter the coming eensou.
A little girl having been instructed
that the angels were clothed in vihit.e,
surprised her parents bv the remnrk,
after a recent shower, followed ly fleecy
clouds, that the angels were hanging out
their clothes to dry.
The Uev. Mr. Talmage remarks as 11
iinoressive fact that I'. ler, though suf
fering to many triiiW, w.-isa very c'leerlul
man. It should tio renK inbred, ho'.rov-
er, that Peter's wi'e's mother lay skk of
a fever. Norwich Huhttin.
A mother, Irving to pet her littlw
daughter of three years to bleep, one
night, sail, "Anna, why don't you try
to go to sleep?" " I'm "trying," ahe re
plied. " But you haven't shut your eyes
yet." " ell, I can t help it ; urn comes
The indicative mood, present tense of
the verb to e.o, should now be iciidtred
thus: I go to Philadelphia : you go to
Philadelphia ; he goes to Philadelphia:
we go to Philadelphia ; you go to Phila
delphia; they all goto Philadelphia.
Mrs. Sitting Bull rot possession of
a fashion magazine the oilier day and
was so delighted with the latest modes
that she cut out all the colored plates
... . e I
and pasted them on various pans 01 ner
body. She says they are a " heap nice,"
and she wants he- hu-b;md to subserihn
for a year to enable her to wear the latts-t
styles every month.
"Talk alout givin' into a man's
temper," exclaimed Mrs. Ttnrhair, with
her arms akimbo ; " that's nil nonsense!
Why, when my sanmel and me va
married, he had "such a temper, but look
at him now! Why, lie's that angelic
that I do declare I don't be!iee it'd 1)0
safe to trust him w'.lh a pair of wings."
An editor is described as a man who
is liable to grammatical blund.rs, typo
graphical errors, and lapse of memory,
and has twenty-five thousand people
watching him tripping n mini of sorrow
and acquainted with rief, poorly paid
poorly estimated, yet nvi. d by some of
the great men ne nas uiaoe. 1;-
hutter i very high ju-t row, and
Spiikin's landlady remarked to that gen
tleman, with emp'iMsi-i, this morning, ns
he was preparing a pi-.-ee ot l.ient J r.
Spilkitis, that air is ( b.-liin.-' butter, and
will make von siek if you i-pread it too
thick. It'eo-t forty cents 11 pound"
Spilkins s,;vs that miniy is the time tsh
has snatched him troni ine i.o-iii i.y u
carefulness. Sin Ail nu Jitcui.
now Hvt 11 1 o-.-
Wl.i'ii lh:s p:ii-ir)': wciM i '"
W 'hen l,:ii Mink "lr Klaill'X Mill,
WIh-ii we i-t.i.l mtli l lir t in 1 1 ry,
IMikinK ' r lil'-V liri-M d Im v,
1 lii-n. Uir-I. Mill I ful J -Is'ut
till iIh-ii Imw niii.-ti 1
Wl.i ii I hlHinl tx f T" Thy tliroae,
pri-Mi'il in l.f-M.I) in t my -n,
In n I fn-'lh-i- hs '1 lion nrl,
l.'.e I In-- ii !i ni'i"'"iiilK In m t,
Tl l-r., bW.:l I ii!! v know
No! till I Ik-ii Imw i.e.i' Ii 1
VVIi-n tti !!;- f l.-iivi n I In :"-,
l.ii'l k lli nuili :i to 1 1-'' ;-i'r,
I. mi. I a - in . ny wi-li-i ': i -;--.
S (! n Ir-ri'V 1. 1. -li-iii-.nl" vniio,
'I la tl . I.ol, hlmll I fii.'.'v Ifinrc-
N..I till 1 1. 1 ii liow mtM-li I owe.
E'-. ii nn iir'li, Ilirnnrli ii
IM-kly, !i I 'P'.v (Jlory .:i-n;
Muki- 'I Ii mi. 1 1 li a ln-!i i nn i-t :
L eu i n r.irlh. l.'iol. n-:-ki ine kuow
.S'rii-Iliiiii " I 'ins ii.m-ii 1 owe.
( I.o en not for ch-hI in in",
V iki nri up Irom wnitli lo Or,
llimli n in til" Si.i i . ' lil-,
l" I Ik- i-l'h ll "'" tili'il ;
'I i lu ll no-, l ent, on 1 1 i to nl.nir,
lly in y lovr, liorf liii.rli J owe.
w'ni-v s ili ful home from maekerel-
ing he nought hi Sarah Ann, arid found
that Mic, the heart lets one, nan lounn
another man. And then most awful
tight he got, and mi he went away, mid
bound himself to cut live oak all down
in Florida, lie pined upon the live oak
land, ho murmured in tl.e shades; Lis
ax irrew heavy in 1 is hand, all in the
wild-wood glades. MosimitoeH bit him
everywhere, no comfort did he get, and
how terribly he'd swear whenever ho
... . a i .-'.llif
trot bit. Al ial, i it-spni ' 'i " "'"
and wishing himself dead, l.e went into
the woods a piece arid choped ofl' his
11,.11-v ; n il.r-'iiitlie;i-,tetn tartof Vir-
rrinin flourishes a hrrcd of semi -wild hogs,
called in the country vernacular " wind-
splitters," or "razor uncus, rney great., j
resemble a greyhound in shaie, and in
speed would 'uee fully compete with
. j-.l ...... A C. . t .in a-i
one. At fine 01 tneeouiny unn, t-n-al
years ago, an cnt'-rpri-ing I'ennsylva
nian placed on exhibition a pen ol sleek
lat Berkshire, w'neti presented a maim
contrast to the leaner native specimens
by whieh they were Kiirroun Ud. Their
owner one day encountered one of his
competitors in swin culture, ana ven
tured a comparison between his own and
the silent occupants or tne neio,,,,,,,
pens. "Wa'ul, stranger." replied tho
rural'st, "they may be right smart lor you
uns. but down in this yar country you
couldn't give 'em 'way." " Why not ?
asked the astonished Pennsylvania!!.
" Why, ye see stranger, down yar a nog
.1. .. i ..T. I run u iiiirccr llill tWUtll
cuss." This anecdote was told by sena
tor Withers, ot irginia, in a sunup
speeeh delivered in Chesterfield county.
When he descended from ihe platform ho
was accosted bv a vent ruble darky, who
had been nn attentive listener, with tno
query : 1 say, .-viars wither, wnar csn
f ,rit iLomA (lein hoes. Ko' ("iod. dev't"
jess de breed for dis yar kentry ''
Tom Marshall. -One colli, utormy
evening, while engaged in conversation
with several gentlemen seated in inn
office of the Wilson house, then a famous
tavern in St. Paul. Tom Marshall weari
ly ascended the stair and ai peared upon
the Hcene. Approaching the. large stove,
which sent forth its raleUil Iteut, he
held out his beiiumlied hands, nnd, hhiv-eriiiu-
to the very niHrrow, trnnieally ex
claimed: " Poor Tom's a cold." Ho
wan really ina pitiable plight, sufTeiin
from an extended debaudi, and pre
sented as he stood there a most melan
choly spectacle. In a few minutes h
thawed out sufficiently to peer mound tie
room in his rjiiaint iiqui-ilive iriann. .
when, obscrvini.' our group, be suddetil '
exclain-cd: "Gentlemen, I din't intend
to be ofilnsive, but 1 wish I may b .
hanged if I ever baw so many hook-nose i
mm together at one time in my hie .
In case the Democrats succeed in ol -taining
control of the y.W't. tl.
repubhVan lendrsfrar tV r.rmen 4
that will follow frorn Ar.. -ui
the last record.. n ' "' 4
Of the last crngress were a tern . o
to the party in ,K,er. but U work .-I
exposure hu only jiutcs nm- nced. A