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; 1 TC"R A TXl A N H Af A T T 1 e"y
norntnK, Socmber 17, 1876
The Legislature of Tennessee will
lect ' two Democrats "to the United
States Senate in January. We do not
Know who will be aspirants, but our
State has quite a number of men wor
Uiy to fill the position, among whom
we might name our own di'tinguithed
F(.n, Hon. W. C. Whitthorne, who has
vojbioved the greatest national lame of
nil of them; Ex-Gov. IVasro fi. Harris,
Col. James K. Biiley, Oen. W. B. Kate,
Hon. D. M. McKey, Hon. John M.
Bright. Any one of ihese gentlemen
wou'.d make us an able Senator.
Some of the Alabama papers have
hoisted the name of Gov. Geo. S, Hous
ton, at their mast head as their choice for
eenaior. iuo utSioidiuiB 1
the Senator in that State in the stead o. I Uyes. In each of these States tnere ere deemed necessary beyond the mere
Hon. Geo. Goidthwate, whose time expires I is wnat they please to term a Return statement that he should assume com
. i. ,.c tm v. a :n f I incr WnarA ! . v,iviaelve8 the j ,f u . dppnjod it rironer so to do. A
uictuiui iuaitu ijcal, cunvnucu iuhavui- i
last Tuesday. If Alabama
will pardon us, we would moBt earnestly
advocate Gov. Houston's election. He is
a representative man, and the nation
needs his services, being thoroughly con
versant with its affairs, having been in
Congress for 16years, 8 years of that time
he was Chairman of the Ways and Means
Committee, the most important in the
Grant rnnkeH a fine displ iy of desire
for fair pUy in his meHsage sending
troops to the South, but in the men he
selected to go thore to Bee a fair count,
he shows the cloven foot. Ho selected
i-uch malignants and hyenas as John
A. Logan, Ben Harrison, John A. Kasi
fon, Hnd men like unto them. The fact
is fast developing that Chandler and
Urant made a plot to elect Hayes, right
or wrong. The v 'gue threats of Kadi
cal orators during tbe canvass are clear
ly understood Blaine end Ben Harri"
yon asked the question in their speech,
es: ' Do you believe, fellowscitizons
that Tilden would be allowed to take
bis seat it he is elrcd?- And yet Grant
snt Harrison to go down and see a
"fair" count of the vote.
Several weeks ago, we published an
a'de 1-tter on the subject of fish-culture
in Tennis-. giving an account of the
fleets of the fish law in Virginia, from
the pen of Col. G. F. Akers, a noted ara
ateur angler of Nashville. He suggests
that our next Legislature be importuned
to do something for the depleted streams
of our seine and trapridden rivers. We
eecond the motion. A small outlay on
the part of the State would do more for
the people than the snme amount expend-,
ed in any other direction. Let Commis
sioners, without salary, be appointed, and
$5,(100 per annum provided to defray ex
penses of transporting fish spawn from
the U: S. hatchiog houses to Tennessee
rivers. We have before us the report of
the Fish Commissioners of Virginia, who
give an exceedingly interesting account
oi the utter destruc:on of all game fish
in Virginia rivers by seins,nets, and traps,
i:n J the marvelous re-production by the
iisc of hatching houses, and the passage
of stringent protective laws, prohibiting
the wanton destruction of fish. It is time
our state was awaken;'ig to this impor
tant subject. Further neglect on the part
d our Legialators will be criminal derelic
u. .!i of duty. Let us have laws protect-n:-r
aiue laws that can and will be en
I ,rc d, and Fih Commissioners appoint
Lx-Gov. Palmer, of Illinois, was one of
the distinguished men selected by A. S.
ll- witt, (Jhsirman of the Democratic Na
ti'Miiii Executive Committee, to go to New
-b-aus to see that an honest count of the
v .ie is had. Gen. Palmer passed through
here in 1862 with a Division of Federal
troops. On his way to Louisiana he was
iiiten cwed by a reporter and made the
Joliowing remark, which shows that he is
a statesman at'd philosopher: "If Grant
were i. statesman, he ought to be ira
peached und deposed from his place lor
i.s-uir - those orders; but as it is Grant,
nobody expresses much surprise. Grant
has one leading idet of government,
and that is, that he and the army are the
only power in this country, and that they
arc an entire sufficiency. He does not know
or care for the constitutional limit. To
!! brief, he is not responsible.''' Gen.
P.tlnu-r in a speech at Louisville, said th
S mih could Bland b.lious fever, or yel
low fever, it God sa.-e them from the itch;
ri other words, the South could survive the
war and stand it heroically, but human
niiture could not stand the carpet-bagger
which the war had left us. This is the ut-
(lance of one who clearly understands
1 he most startling and momentous news
t-iils to arrest ourspucial attention vhen
t"i'l in the midst of the bnttle's roar or
'Uii-ilrng ipially intensely absorbing.
'i !.is hci oiu I 'irthe almost indifference
v.i !i which Grant's recent actions have
In n received. He ordered troops to Florida
nnd South Carolina last week for the sole
purpose of controlling the election there.
The constitution specifics the manner in
which troops may be sent to a State, but
Grant paid no attention whatever to it.
Neither the Governor nor the Legislature
scorns to have sent for the troops, but
G lint saw that the Radicals needed the
lroi.ps there to protect them in throwing
di' t enough Democratic votes to give the
Slates to Hayes. He does it in the name
of peace nnd justice, which reminds us
It no: lily of the memorable words of Sfad
ii'n Roland, that pure and noble woman,
as the was beheaded during the bloody
I'rt ru h Revolution, r.t the foot of the
Si tiiic of the Goddess of Liberty, "Oh,
l.:l ' rt! what crimes are. committed in
i'.y runic!" Grant has committed great
r,r.:es in the name of peace anil justice
l.o ):ns violnted the lett-r of the Constitu
ent!, trampled on the rights of States, and
l. pt the people of the Southern States
!( ie:,t !i the heel of carpet-bag tyrants at
tin-point of the bayonet. Well might the
siricUen South, in the bands of the exe
cutioner, exclaim beneath the white flag
ol ,ace, ''Oh Peace! what crimes are
cominiitpd in thy name!"
The Political Situation.
To give our readers an intelligent and
u uo titateuient ot tbe present political
Mimtiou is more than we can do. That
Ti n and Hendricks have been elect--d
l.iirly and pquarely President and
Vice-President, is a (act beyond doubt.
Tli tt tbry legally have a majority in the
c lectoral college, and were elected by
an overwhelming majority of tbe popu
lar vote n the 7ih inst., i also true,
luit whether they will be declared so is
more tbmi wo can tell. If they are not
duly inaugurated on the Oth of March
licit, tLo decline and fall of tbe repubo
lie may be dated. If two negroes, one
a bawdy house keeper, and the other a
pmibler and keeper of a low groggery,
can deleat tho will of the people of Lous
i.-n-tna, then wo cannot reasonably hope
I hut the bhackles of tyranny and ops
j-re-yion acd corruption can ever bo
cbdken oil". The Republican party dis
covered that they w ere defeated: that a
long down-trodden and oppressed peo
plo, who had been driveu to want and
ooggary by their extravagance, had ris
en in the power of their might and qui-
and peaceably, in a way prepared
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the Constitution; repudiate them at the
pells, by castine their votes for Tilden
and Hendricks. They realized that me
reins of the government had been taken
from their hands, and that they must
retire into that obscurity from whence
a force of circumstances had elevated
them. This startling fact aroused them,
and they have resorted to means to ses
cure their T,!,i,taa oinrtlon. which
is not only a disgrace to them, but
which ought to damn them forever.
They discovered that Mr. Tilden bad
184 votes in the electoral college, which
they could not gainsay. And they
knew furthermore that South Carolina,
l ionda and Louisiana bad also vow
for him, any one of which would elect
aim. Chandler, the most infamous
wretch in the government, immediate-
IV teiecrAnhart in tHo nvrrnors u 1"
. : r .t fnt i
states thev mnt. hua the vote i
o "vhiu, aiiuahiu w 1
power of throwing out what vote wwj
i . B .. v,K.n. I
r-, uu '"y .11 . '
none but Democratic votes are to bo ex
eluded, and by this means the clear ana
expressed will of the neooleis thwarted.
Warhii v.ara that tholr infamous I
designs may be defeated, and that the
f. r ba them
to act Justly. In Florida the Retnrning
Board may act fairly, and that vote
may go for Tilden, which will elect
him. The Board in this State does not
Kiism to h ava na much nower 88 those
in the other States. We have no hesi
tation in Bavins that if Mr. Hayes, un-
dar the existing facts, which Btare him
in tbe face, accepts the office of Presir.
dent, that we can promise ourselves
nothing but the moat corrupt andtyrans
nical administration that has ever been.
Let the South be patient and self-
contained, however. If those states-
men from the North now in New Or-
loans, Florida and South Carolina, go
back home firmly convinced that Til
den has certainly carried the three ton
tested States, the people will at the tirst
opportunity destroy the Republican
party beyond the power of resurrection.
The Kext Legislature.
The Legislature of Tennessee, which is
largely Democratic, will have an immense
amount of difficult and delicate work to
do, The financial question is, of course,
the most prominent one of these, and it will
require all the wisdom and prudence of
our leaders to be just to both the people
and the State's creditors. The ten per
cent law will be repealed without any
trouble. The dog law will be repealed or
modified. Many other subjects will come
up for discussion, and there is danger that
a raw body will consume the seventy-five
days allotted for each session in fruitless
talk. The chief way in which this can be
prevented is to have an able Speaker. An
able.bright Speaker will facilitate th busi
ness ef the House; and a dull, slow ont
will delay business and kill time. An able
Speaker, or presiding officer,ia rarer than
a gifted orator, a great poet or a renown-
i general. Like a great Generate must
be born with certain mental powers and
gifts, the lack of which no sort of educa
tion will supply. He must have the pow
er to command men, and that even rarer
quality, the capacity to grasp the situation
at a glance to weigh a dozen points in a
moment and arrive at a correct conclu
sion with v uerring precision as quick s
thought itself. Mere knowledge of the
rules that govern a deliberative assembly
will not make a man a good presiding offi
cer; he may have perfect knowledge of
the rules, born of experience and
study, and yet be a poor, plodding, and
even an inaccurate Speaker. An able
Speaker must have quickness of courage
and fiction aye, quickness of apprehen
sion is not more essential. It follows,
therefore, that it is not necessary that the
Speaker of the next General Assembly of
Tennessee be an old member. The only
reason why an old member is better qual
ified, is because it is thought his esperi
ence makes him so. If he has that pows
cr, it is a matter of no consequence what
ever whether he is a new or an old mem
ber. We are not acquainted with all the
gentlemen composing the Lower House
of tbo General Assembly of Tennessee
but in looking over the list, we see in the
Representative from Giles, Mr. E. T.
Taliaferro, a combination of qualities
which eminently fit him for this high and
responsible position, and it is rot
reasonable to suppose that there will
be a man in that body who will be his
equal in all the rare qualities that go to
make up an able, bright presiding oflicf r.
We have seen him preside twice, and al
though we have attended Conventions for
ten years we have neTer yet seen his su
perior. He simply Las no superior in tl:
Stale. Mr. Taliaferro is specially gifted
as a presiding officer. He never makes a
mistake nor hesitates a morneDt. With
little experience, he would be a match fo:
the great Jim Blaine himself, lie has
commanding stature, a strong, sonorou
and well controlled voice, which arrests at
once the attention of the crowd. He says
what he has to say in as few words as poss
sible, nnd has that rare and admirable
quality in a Speaker of giving such a lu
ruinous explanation of a difficult propo
sition in a few words that nil his hearers
have a vivid and correct comprehension
ot it. ilr. iahaterro was permanent
Chairman of the recent Convention at Law
renceburg, which nominated a candidate
for Congress, and during nearly one hun
dred ballotings, he kept the Convention
under splendid discipline, and in good
humor; with an impartiality that was mi
raculous, and an ability that arrested the
attention of tvery member of the assem
bly. His praise was, and is, in the mouth
of every person that attended the Law-
If the Legislature wants a Speaker who
will preside over them with splendid abili
ty and great impartiality, let them elect
.Mr. lahaferro. ile is a born Dresidir"
officer. We write this article in behalf of
the people, whose interest demands that
the Speaker be one that will dispatch bu
siness rapidly yet correctly. A slow
Speaker will prolong the session beyond
that which is necessary, and every day
thus 'onsumed takes nearly a thousand
dollars out of the pockets of the people.
Elect Taliaferro, because it is to the in
terest of the people, the Legislature and
the public the people because he wilj
make a short session; the Legislature, be
cause he will coutrol it without a ruffle;
the pubhq, because it is a real rapturous
pleasure to see a man control a body of
nieu who was born to-do it.
Bin;e writing the above, we learn that
our own able and gifted Representative
elect, J. Lee Bnllock, has been importun
ed by gentlemen of different portions of
the State, to run for the Speakership.
Mr. Bullock has the ability to do almost
anything that requires brains and cour
age, and would make a good Speaker, but
he declines positively to appear among
the list cf candidates.
Sentinels at the Ceor.
Peusacola Special (Nov. ly to the Atlanta
The Board of County Commissioners can
vassed ihe vote here to-tlsy.
Lieut. Day, of I heartilleiy, from Baraneas,
with twenty-five armed soldiers was prei-tit,
and remained at the door of the rooui over
seeing the canvass during the whole time.
g?.a::t'S last osdzb
How It Lc
in tie Light of Establita-
ea f ct3
Washington, Nov. 10. The in
structions t- Gen. Sherman in regard to
the disposition of troops in Flcrida and
Louisiana, telegraphed by the president
from Philadelphia are not in Grant's usu
al laconic style.- hen it was necessary
in December, 1872, to employ troops to
nullify thechoico of the people of Lousi
ana and impose Kellogg upon the long
suffering citizens of that State, the com
mands of Grant were issued in the foU
lnwinr laconic manner:
8. B. Pac kard, United States Marshal,
Nkw Oklbanji, La. You are to enforce the
decrees and mandates of the - United
suites courW, no matter by whom resisted,
and Gen. Emory will furnish you with all
necessary troops for that purpose.
A cain in January. 1875, when the le
gaily elected Legislature of Louisiana
had been turned out the legislative Hall
at. tbe noint of the bavonet. and Gen
Phil. Sheridan as dispatched to New
. a .l - T
Orleans to assume command oi iucj-'c
. . 0 :.olrl,pi nn.
. -- .
tew aays later, wnen onenuau, -
crrom tr the secretarv of war. sugzestea
the passage of an act of Congress declar-
f f Loui8lana who
opposed to the usurper Kellogg, to
, handitti. so that they might be tried
v millitRrv commissions, the president,
ihrough Posttrader Belknap, responded,
in a memorably terse dispatch as iol-
tjKN. 1 . XT. E-liKttllAn, - - r. vniMi-o,
Wur telegram received. The president and
all of us have full confidence, and thorough
. . . w -V-vnr fin . ir A T . A
ly approve your course.
Whv does the nresident deal in plati
tudes on the present oecasion, when di
recting the movement of troope to be
used in protecting the integrity (?) of- the
ballot boxes? What occasion was there
to speak of the "desires" of either of the
candidates for president? The man on
VinrseViaek who was. accordinz to John J
Patterson, to come South evidently real
izes the fact that public sentiment will no
Inncrpr brook ukases like thoso issued in
l7-nnH 1H7:i to the Federal offices of
Louisiana. Then it was only the peopl
of Louisiana who were to be the immedi
nte Fiifferers, but now forty millions are
d'rectly interested; hence the specious
firm in which the order for the illegal
use of troops is clothed.
There are certain facts which must be
fnnsideied alone with the president's in
structions to S.iermnn, in order to enable
the general public to properly appreci
ate Grant's present solicitude for a fair
and honest count of the votes cast- in
Florida and Louisiano. On Wednesday,
November 8, the day after the election,
7-ir.Vi f :hsndler teletrratihed to Grant in
i Tihpr n.K lonnws:
From present indications, iiiucn na,
with New York, New Jerney, 'onnecticut.
Indiana, and all tne snuiiifrn r-.ia.ies ixii
inu the Pncific istaes. but to secure 1S5 elec
toral VOieH lor HHjn Hj la ucrtwi j .i.. .
the three doubtful 8:-utheru States.
This translation of the cipher message
may not be litteral correct, but that it is
substantially 1 am very positive. At was
communicated to a gentleman b
tlip nttaehos of the Executive
with n an hour after it was received, and
reported to your correspondent Simul
taneous !y with the cipher dispatch to
the president, telegrams in cipher were
also sent to United States marshals, and
to Gov. Kellotrir, in Louisiana, as well as
tnthe chairman ot the Republican Com
mitlee in Florida. An examannation of
the records of the Western Union tele
trvanh otiicc in New York will establish
the truth cf this statement. Now, up to
Thnrsrlav afternoon there had been no
telegrams from the Radical leaders about
nt-tso.f violence in any of the Southern
States. On the contrary he was assured up
to that time by uncontradicted dispaten
N ttmt there had not been a single dis-
tnrhanfp throughout the entire South on
lav. Bat immediately follow
uvj, Chandler's cipher communications to
t'.e president and Radical tools in Louis
iana and Florida, came teh-erani3 from
United States Marshal Pitkin, Gov. Kel
loguand Dumon, chairmen of the Rdi
c;d Committee ot Louisiana, to ihe effect
ilrnt ballot-boxes had been destroyed in
several parishes and various other out
rKires perpetrated by the Democrats.
On Thursday morning the Western
Union Telegraph Company informed the
country that their wires had been disabled
in Florida by a severe storm, which had
alio injured the railroad along which
their wires ran. This was not an unusual
event. Telegraph wires are often injured
by storms; but tbe next dsy came a tel
egram from Radicals in Florida, assert
ing that the teleeraph wires and a rail
road train hnd boen Kukluxed, and that
the nHect was to assist in the perpetra
tion of Democratic frauds. Of course
t'nis was so f-il!y that no inteligent man
w.-is deceived'hy it; but to any one ac
quainted with the politics of Florida it
must have been supremely ridiculous.
The counties along the only railroad in
that State are the Radical strongholds,
and the returns from them had been re
ceived before the accident to the tele
graph wires. There was no way in which
any frauds could have been perpetrated
in the count ies along the line of the rail
road by Democrats; hence there could
be no object in cuttiDg off communica
tion with that section of the State.
Rut- another significant circumstance
remaius to be related. Gov. Stearns, of
Florida, has heretofore had relations of
an intimate character with one or two
persons in this city whope affiliations ore
Democratic. To one of these persons
Stearns telegraphed on private business
last Wednesday evening. Tithin an
hour after this di?patch was received by
the Democrat he was told by Gen. Labs
cock the substance of it. The fact that
Stearns was in communication with a
Democrat in Washineton was instantly
telegraphed to Chandler in cipher, an
Inst niaht Babcock and Belknap leir on
h train for the South, taking the sleep
incr car which runs through to Weldon
Now, on the heels of these occurrences
eome Grant 8 instructions to Lien, rsher
man this evening.
Lirre Ecdics cf TrcoTs Sent to Florida
Philadelphia, Nov. 10. The follov.
ing are copies of telegrams sent at about
noon to-day by 1 resident Oram:
Philadelphia, Nov. 10. Gen. W
T. Sherman, Wnshington, D. C; Inslruc
Gen. Anner, in Louisiana, and Gen. Ru
irer. in Florida, to be vigilant with th
force at their command to preserve peace
and good order and to see that the prop'
er and legal boards of canvassers ore un
molested in tne performance ot their du
ties. Should there be any grounds of sus
picion of fraudulent count of either side
it whould be reported and denounced a
once. No man worthy of the office of Pres
ident Ehould be willing to hold it if count
ed in or placed there by fraud. H,ither
party can afford to be disappointed in the
result. I tie country cannot mora to nave
the result tainted by suspicion of illegal
or false returns.
Sicned. V. S. GRANT,
Philadelphia, Nov. 10. Gen.JSher-
. . . . T- 1 O Jll
man. asnmcion, i', vs.- aeuu un me
troops to Gen. Auger he maj-decm neces
sary to ensure a quiet auu peaceaoie
countof the ballots actually cast- 1 bey may
be taken from South Carolina unless there
is reason to suspect an outbreak there.
The presence of citizens from other
States. I understand, is requested in Lou-
iana to see that the board ol canvassers
make a fair count of the vote actually
It is to be hoped that representative
and fiiir mn of both parties will go.
(Signed) V. S. UKAST
The- Fcrty-Fifth Congress.
The prefent Uonse stands Democrats
2, Kcpublicans loo, Independents o.
herefore the Democratic msioriiy is 72.
It order to reverse it the Republicans
must gain 37 members. 1 here has been
desperate counting going on in all the
newspapers, and the count varies very
widely. Republican papers claim that the
House is theirs or within 2 or 3 votes of
it. ihe Cincinnati Commercial of the
10th gave the Democratic majority at 2.
A Washington dispatch to th Commer
cial of the 10th (jives tho Republicans one
majority, with 2 doubtful in California
and one in Illinois.
An estimate from Columbus, O., tele
graphed to Enquirer, of the 11th, gives
the Forty-fifth Ooncress, Democrats 157
and Republicans I'M Democratic ma
jority 21. The Enquirer gives an esti
mate which we tlink nearer the exact fig
ure; Democrats 150, Republicans 113
This gives the Democrats 7 majority, and
accords exactly with our estimate of the
Oih as to the majority, while it differs in
Particulars of The Thwarted
Steal Them A Scheme
in the History of Crime.
Springfield (III.) Special to the Chicago
Tribune Nov. 8,)
An attempt was made this evening to
perpetrate one of the most infamous out
rages which the mind of man can con-.
ceivs ot that ot stealing tbe bones una
ashes of Abraham Liutoln. Lnfortun
ately the perpetrators escaped, leaving,
however, the evidences of their crime be
hind them, and though tbe clews are next
to nothing, it human ingenuity can track
them it will be done. Somehow or other,
no one exactly knows how, J. C. Power,
the custodian of tbe Lincoln monument,
became impressed with the idea that
there were designs upon the remains, and
be communicated his suspicions to Leo
nard Swett and Kobert Lincoln. They
could hardly believe that any one, even
the meanest and lowest scoundrel in the
land, could conceiye such a thing
However, to prevent the horse from get
tins out of the Stable, thev concluded to
lock the door to adopt precautions even
should there be nothing in the teenng
Accordingly, Swett wrote Col, Stewart,
of this city, about two weeks ago, request
ing him to station a guaid at tbe monus
nmnf I hia Woa Hftnn hit t n r And rtm(
to disturb the corpse. ' Detective Tyrrell,
1 his was done, but no one
of the United States Secret Service,
wnose neauquaners are in vnicano, iia-
me business here, was requested by
Swett and Lincoln to see Mr Power, and
to look around town and watch for sus-
uicious characters. He arrived here
three or lour davs ago. and at once com
menced a vigorous shadowing of several
of the small hotels, but he saw no one
whom he recognized. This af ternoon Mr.
Power came into town in a hurry, and
hunted un Tyrrell and iniormed him that
two veiy bardMooking cases had been out
to the cemetery looking around and he
felt sure that they were there tor no good
numose. une registered as irnm na'
cene, and the other from lrom ilenosha,
Wisconsin. Their names are suppress
ed since they have had nothing to do
wito what occurred .'ater. An etlort
will of course be made to find out who
thev are, and should they prove to be in
nocnt, injustice wouid be done them ry
telfinir now who thev are. Mr. Power,
not being used to detective work, could
dive but inenger descriptions of them.
The result of the interview with Tyrrell is
uuknown, but he must have concluded
that election nicht was an excellent one
in which to rob the tomb.
This evening's Irain brought from
Chicago ex-Lhief of tne Secret Service
Elmer Washburn, who,it seems, had been
requested by Swett and Lincoln to come
here and aid Tyrrell and three other
men went out to Oakwood and concealed
themselves in Memorial Hall inside the
monument to await developments. One
man was posted in the labyrinth in the
rear; so called because ot the walls run-
ning in different directions and making
numerous passage-ways, these walls sup-
poru as the terrace, iiis ooject was to
hear the noise made in the vault if any
were made. After patiently waiting for
nearly three hours, and when about tired
out from standing still, the utmost si
lence being imperative, he heard a gra
ting noise which lasted perhaps five min-
utes. then, in a little while, came sev
eral successive thuds, as if some one was
hammerinc. The time having arrived for
action. Washburn and his men slipped
out of the door, with cocked revolvers in
their hands, determined to shoot to kill
u any resistance was made. Just as
thev were turning the comer to the left
one of the men accidently exploded his-
revolver. Ihe noise was very ioud, so
still wer the surroundings, and unfor
tunately it was too loud, for, thouch there
were o it about one hundredind twenty
feet to co oyer, when the ofheers got to
the door of the vault, the dastardly vil
lains were gone. 'J hey must have had
some one watching to give them the sig
nal of danger, or else had come outside
tor a breath of fresh air and heard the
snapping of the cap and ran into th
woods which surrounded the monument
It is but a snort uistuucr, ana a in an
could get within shelter mid be unobser
ved in quirfr of s minute. 1 be me:
at once scattered, and went in tne direc
tion the thieves had gone, and whib
do Jging belUnd the trees, two of them
exchanged shots, each mistaking the oth
er for one of tae fugitive?. Afiet shoot
ing at each other, they cried, '"Wash,
Wash, indicative cf a friend in such
an emergency, and they' found out thei
mistake. Tbe bullets whi:;:?d close to
both, and it was miraculous that they
No traces of the thieves being discov
ered, the party returned to the catacomb
and beheld a sight which made them
ad. The body as i known, perhaps, i,
inclosed in a lead casket. 'J his is sur
rounded by a ceaarcase, and the recep
tacle of these is a marble sarc-phsgu
The latter has a double lid, rbe upper or.e
not being as large as thy other. Doth
had been pried off with a chisel or an
ax somewhat chipped in the operation
The under lid was laid crosswise on the
casket, t e head-piece on the floor, and
the upper lid standing against the wall
the casket itseit was ruiieu out about a
foot from the body of tbe sarcophagus
and a smalt piece had been taken ou on
the floor, where were an ax with the edge
full of marble-dust, an ordinary chisel,
and a pair of nippers. The other tools
had evidently been taken away, since the
lock on the iron-grated door had been
It should perhaps be stated that the
sarcophagus was in the' catacomb, and
not iu the crypt, being thus placed in or
der that visitors might see it. Ihe dam
age done is comparatively little.
The officers, of course, were disappoin'
ted at not cathcing the vandals, but they
think it is only a question of a little time
when they will be apprehended.
Ooly one motive can be attributed to
these despoilcrs of the grave, and that is
the hope of a reward for the restoration
of the remains. If they had succeeded in
carrying them off, it certainly could not
have been their intention to take away
the casket, for it must weigh from five
hundred to six hudred pounds, and half
a dozen men could not have carried it to
the fence for transfer to a wagon in the
road. It is more than likely that thev
intended to cut open the casket and gaths
er up the bones and dust of the martyr
1 resident and put them in a bog. bat
wou Id have been the indignation of the
country had this been done? The scheme
concocted by these men is certainly uu-
.11.. r -
paraneieu in ine History oi crime
VTh&t a lullliacaire Holder In KW York
The following letter was yesterday re-
ceiveu iroiu a prouiineui uuanciai man
in New York by State Treasurer Mor
row: New York, Oct. 29, 187G. To the
Treasurer of Tenns. ee Sir: I hold some
of your State bonds, toeether with the un
paid .coupons, and feeling confident that
your State will be obliged to scale its debt
to relieve its oppression, as many of the
Houthern States have already doue, I will
here take the liberty of 6aying that I
would rather stand the deep scaling that
the State of South Carolina gave her
bonded debt than the scaling which Ala
bama gave hers. South Carolina reduce
ed the principal of her debt to an amount
that she could safely ind promptly man
age at six per cent. Ihe btate of Ala
bama reduced the rate of interest iinou
her debt and left the principal remain,
which will ever have a depressing effect
on her bonds. I contend that the scal
ing of the principal is better for both
parties than the scaling of the rate of in
terest. A deep shave will be as favora
bly received as a shadow one. I nm
very truly, Jno. Jacob Astor.
A Biagiag LTessaze.
New Origans, Nov. 11, 3:42 p. m
It is as certain as death that we have hon
estly carried this State by from seven to
nine thousand in spite of frauds, which
will prove beyond question when oDpor-
unity is onerea. n u cqnany certain
hat there is a plot to count us out bv
throwing out parish large y Democratic'
or by manipulating returns deposited with
supervisors of registration and with the
secretary of State. The Radical commis-
loners and supervisors retused to sign
the triplicate return for deposit with this
committee. 1 bus we have no ofhcial state
ment sf poll-lists or tally-sheets. It has
been done on previous occasions, and will
be done again unless public sentiment of
the North deters them.
J. w. Patton.
President Democratic State Committee.
" Office of Edsax,!, McEwkic,
November 17th 187t.
Bacon Shoulders tie Bides 12c Hams 13c
HuUcrh and 2Uo
Blacking lbs 1 00 dos
fntron v 10 1U4 CIS.
Cotton Seed 3(K ier 1H0 ftra.
(lorn 30 to 85cts. per bushel.
Coffee 35 to 27c for Kio by Sack 23 to 25 cU
Coal IHl ISO test, 50 17560cts.per gallon.
Candle 22.(U2oc. .
f'ggs 10 ct. from wagons.
yUmr &i;'25 to 8-JBO.per, 100,118.
dinner 40 (f 50c.
Hungarian Grass Seed 1.25. A t.isbel.
Lard i -i' ooents.
Lime 2o30o. bushel.
Meal oOt ts.
AIolaMe and Svrtipt common, 8io.(g85c; uol-
den syrup.Jl. 1.25.
Pea Sfutt to 85 50cU. Dull.
Bice - 10012a,
Halt z.N. ror 7 bu ; lor 5 bnsneis, z.sa.
8ap 6 7c.
i'upar New Orleans, 10al3c; Demerara,
Asugar, UoViorustaed and granulated 1314
lea i.uuoi.au - j..
T-dlote c. It.
of Dull at a notations, 15 to 25.
Wheat 81,10. to 81,20
For Kent For 1877.
Desirable residence on Ilieh Street, now
oc'upieti oy it. omiin.
JNOV. litn-ll. WM. 11. W 1L.1j1AMS.
MaffnOliaS For Sale.
I have 100 youne magnolias for sale.
will transplant and warrant them to live.
ov. 17-tr. jcuuuiti s. riLLOw.
Has removed from New York to Colum-
b a, Tennessee, where he will, in the future,
practice his profession. He can be seen at
all hours, when not professionally engaged,
at tne omce oi ur. towier, rsoriu Mam
Btreet, Columbia, Tennessee.
fok sale or bent,
The Is icliolson !Mill.
For terms apply to MRS. MARY X. MAR
TIN, at the Columbia Female luHtitute.
N O TI C !E .
The partnership of Bond & Rogers have
been this day dissolved by mutual consent.
JSov. sra-isTts, j. ti. tstj. i,
B. A. ROtiEItS.
To Tlie Public.
I have this day set my daughter, Marietta,
free, to act for herself, and I will not claim
any wages she may earn, neither will I lie
respoiiMOie ior any ueuis sue may coniraci.
It is expressly understood that I am not re
sponsible foraiiy of her contracts, and claim
.... 1 . , . - , T . Ill V t I ' VI
Land lor Sale-
I wish to sell 200 acres of tcood land, well
watered and timbered, with eood improve
ments upon the same. The same is a part
of the Col Fester laud, and in the 21st dis-
trictofthis county. Apply to me on the
premises for terms, or address me at farter's
tret-K station. K. K. SHAW.
W. K. McFaj land Co., el al.,
Maury Grange Mill Co., et al.
By virtue of a decree of the Chanrerv
Court, at Columbia, Tennessee, rendered at
the October Term. 18. , in the above styled
cause, I will on Monday tbe 18th day of
December, next, proceed to sell on the
premises hereinafter de-oribed, between the
l.-gal hours of sa'e, the following described
real estate, to-wlt: a tract of land of about
ten acres, situated in civil district No. 22, In
Maurv ouutv. Teiin.. at. Ilailevs Switch, on
the Nnchx 111 mil Decatur Railroad, also the
Mill and fixtures, known as the Maury
liranee Vili, said land is bounded on the
Nolt'' nr"1. V"1 hy Thomas Uibson; South
i e-i u vi in. wiemrs hiiu otjn-
pa ucuiariyaescnoeu lnjc'eed ox said Gibson
...id Cheaiis to the Maury Grange Mill Co.;
registered In the Register's ollice ot Maurv
ounty. Said Mil1, fixtures and land will tie
somen acreoitoi iwoand three years. frer
from f equity c f redemption: notes with
approve.l personal security will be required
oi rie purchaser or purchasers ana a 11m
retained ou the property to secure purchase
D. B. COOPER. Clerk & Master.
November 17, 1876, !w.
Valuable Lots For Sale.
jsy virtue oi ine power in me vested bv a
decree of the Chancery Court at Luwience
liurg, Tennessee, rendered ou the 1") h day ol
November, lSTH, in the cause of J . M. Terry
vs. William Galloway and otheis, I will
proceed to sell to the hiuhest and best bid
uer, on the 13th day or Decemlier, 1KT, th
vacant properly of what Is known asth
Galloway home place, sit uatcd in the town
of Columbia, and on which Wm. Galloway
now resiues, umi oou ruieo. at follows: on tin
north by Spring .street: on the west bv J. J
Sarveii; on the south by Bennett street; on
the east by Sullivan und Hodge; said va
cant property will be sold In lota ior one
third ca-li and the balance on a credit t six
nnd twelve months at ten per cent. Interest
Notes ana good security required. Sale free
from the equity of redemption. Title sup-
lo:.eu. io iierieciiy jOf a; reierence is
made to W.J. Webster, William Galloway,
N. R. Wilkes and the decree in the cause,
1-a e will take place on the premises at one
o clock, .Monday, December Irith, and terms
declared. WM. 11. TIMMO.NS.
Nov. J7th-1N7. . ; . -
72 Acres of Land for Sale for
W. J. Sowell and wife v.. Millie Hard!
ion, et al.
Pursuant to a decree ol the Worshipful
County Court of Maury County, Tennessee,
rendered at its November U-rin. 1K76. in the
above styled cause, I will sell to the highest
ana oesi muuer, at rue court-house door, in
the town of Columbia, on Monday, the 11th
dayoi lieceinoer, ist, tne ceieort4?u Flour
ing Mills, situiited ou Duck River, live
miles above Columbia; known an Howell
Mills, together with the tract of land there
to attached; containing 7u acres, be the
same more or less. Said land and Mills will
be sold upon a credit of six and twelve
mouths, except the sum of one hundred
and twenty-five dollars in c;ish to pay costs
und attorney's fees. Notes with approved
security, bearing interest from day of sale
will be required oi the purchaser or pur
cuasers. a, akia,
Clerk and Commissioner.
Kaniion et al., vs.
James II. Hughes
Pursuant to a decree of tho Worshipful
vouiiiy coun oi iiiaury i.ouiiTy, leiinessee,
rendered at its November term. P7ti. in the
above styled cause, I will sell to the hiuhest
and best bidder, ou the premises, on Tues
day, the 12 day of December, lSTti, the fol-
lowniKdescribed valuable tract ot land, sit
uated iu the (itb civil district of Maury
County, J euuessee, and bound el as fol
lows, to-wit: on the north by tho Alfred
Heming and the Poor House; east by A
W. Winn and John liallanfiuit; south by
A. J. Fitzpatrick and A. T. Campbell; west
by Alfred .Fleming; containing three huu-
dred acres, more or less; also at the same
time and place, one other tract, situated in
civil district No. a, nearlilue Springs; con
taming nneeen acres, be the same more or
less. Said land will be sold upon a credit of
one nnd two years, except the sum of one
hundred ana ntty dollars in cash to iav
cosl.s and attorney's fees. Notes with ap
proved security bearing interest from date
will be required of the purchaser or nnr.
euasers, uuu u lieu reiaiueu upon said laud
to secure tiie payment of the purchase
money. The first tract will be sold in two
or more tracts, and then as a whole, and the
ue-i uiu win oe acceuieu.
ilOV. IVUI-IB,0. J. JN. AKIN,
Clerk and Commissioner.
Theodore Ppeeu et al., vs. M; J. Griffin et al
Pursuant to a decree of the Worshiofni
Luma.v vuurt oi Aiuury Liiuuiy, lennessee.
reiideied at its November term. 1M7H. in tlie
above styled cause, I will sell to the highest
auu oesi muuer, at ine court-house door,
in the town of Columbia, on Monday, the
scrilied valuable tract of land, situated In
jijiii oiv oi jjecemoer. ioo. me jouowini? lie.
the 21th civil district of Maury County, Ten
nessee, hum oounueu as ioiiows: on the
north by tbe lands beloncine to the estate
i tviiuam israzier. deceased: on the south
by the lands of W. F. & T. S. Sneed: on thp
east by the lands of Mrs. Erwin; on the west
ny the lands belouirina to the estate ol Gm.
M. Kami on, deceased; containing one hun
dred acres, be the sain,? more or less. It be
ing tbo tract of land upon which Hugh
Grltlln resided at the time of his dejuh.
Said land will be sold upon a credit of one
and two years except the sum of two hun
dred dollars in cash to pay costs and attor
ney's tees; notes with approved security,
bearing interest from day of sale will be
required of tbe purchaser or purchasers,
and a lien retained to secure the pay
ment of the purchase money.
A. N. AKTV
Nov. 10th-lH76. Clerk and Commissioner.
N D 8 A L E
Sanders, Administrator, vs,
wanders, et al.
Pursuant to a decree rendered at this the
Octolier term of the Chancery Court at Co
lumbia, lennessee, in lue aoove styled
cause, I will proceed to sell on the 4tlt dny
ot December, l7t, at the court-house door,
in the town of Columbia, between the let;al
hours of sale the following described
real estate to-wit: a certain tract of laud sit
uated in the Ot li civil district of Maurv
County, Tennessee, surrounded by the lands
ot 1. J. Estes, Isham Se-lers, Haywood Web
ster, and W. H. Oakley and wife; it being
the land set aside to the minor children of
Overton Sander?, deceased, and coiilhIhIdu
seventy-two acres, more or less. Said land
will be soiu on a credit or six, twelve and
eighteen months. The purchaser will be re
quired to give notes with approved person
al security, beanos interest from day of
sae. Ieln retained to secure payment of
purchase money. Said laud will be sold
Jree from the equity of redemption.
L. li. coor.fc.u, C. M.
L AND SALE.
James Anderson, vs. Augustus Sims, et al.
Pursuant to a decree of tbe Wiirsblnful
County Court of Maury County, Tennessee,
pronounced at its October term, 187U, in the
above styled cause, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder, on the premises on Satur
day, i ne a.tn nay or November, 1870. the
following described valuable tract of land:
situated in the 12tli civil district of Maury
County, and bounded as follows: on the
norm Dy tne lands or David Mitchell, de-dcat-ed;
west by tbe lands of William I'ick
ard; south by the lamls of John Bailey, de
ceased; on the east by W. F. Sims; contain
ing o acres, do me same more or lens.
Said land will be sold on a credit of one and
two vc-ars, except the sum of fifty dollar in
cash to pay cost and attorney's fees. Notes
bearing interest rroin day of sale, with ap
proved security, will be required of the pur
chasers an J a lein retained to secure the
payment of the purchase money.
K- u. iii(,Kl-.i,
Oct. 27th-1876. Special Commissioner.
GOflU SEWS TO
Grand. China Hoi; se
T" A "1"" T "T, t
J, J . 1 J I lC
You are respectfully invited to call and
China, Glass, Ciueensware, Cutlery, Spoons,
And in faof, ovtrytliimr iiortaiDir.c to
be ASTONISHED nt our unheard of
you can -ftve immp. ny iiiiyir.g oi us,
, t v
Store, North Side Public S.juu:e.
Blumenthal & Bro.
4 W 5
Orders left on the Slate at DR. A
In the City. The
TABLE I WM
East Side Public Square.
COLUMBIA, - - T'JTnSI
Nov. 10-76-4m. J. P. STREET & CO.
Saddles, Bridles, Harness, Saddle and
Shoe find! mis. Fanner's tools, Vc, at How-
en's, .south-east Corner Public Square
Helm's Old Sta id. Oct. i-l-u.
Atisrcsj at lu ad Solicitor is Chiscery
Special attention given to the collection
of claims. Ollice: Whilthorne Block. JauHy
Transieut rates reduced from
$4.00 TO $3.00 PER DAY .
(Small rooms at per day when called
for.) uov. 3rd-76-3m.
COMMERCIAL HOTEL 1
COR.NKK CKllAK AND CIIEKKY STS.
J. U. I I Li;iIA1l, Proprietor.
W. B. Gregory. Cashier; John W.
V . L,. t eacock, Clerks.
Terms: $2.50 Per Day.
The most centrally located house in the cltyi
Notice to Creditors.
Benjamin Harlan hits this day made a
Deed of Trust to me lor the benefit of his
creditors; and they are hereby notified to
have their claims properly certified and
filed with me at once.
E. H. HATCHER,
Haviii" this day suggested the Insolvency
Ol . 1 . r Idas, ueceaeu, lumeuerKoi lilt
County Court of Maury County, Tennessee,
notict? is hereby given to all persoim havin
claims ii"Hl-ist ssid estate to tile them lul
authenticated with said clerk, on or hefor
ihei'Tth ot Aixil, 1X77, for prorata distnhu
tion, or lliu same will he forever h.irred.
11LOM 1. LiUltllU,
Oct. 27lh-lS76. Administrator,
Having this day sutinested the insolveuc;
of Kzra Jlardisou. deceased, to the CleiJ
of the County Court of Maury County, Ten
nessee, notice is liereoy given to all person
having claims against said estate to file
them duly authenticated with said clerk
on or before the zuin or April, in7, lor
irorata distribution, or the same will be
forever bam d. R. A. GLENN,
Oct. i!0tu-:ti7ti. Administrator.
We are now prepared to supply you with
IN TRADE FOR
PRODUCE kM BARTER
Large Discounts to Cafeh Customers.
W. J. RCSUTON CO., AgeutH.
the (Comstock & Rushton
GEO. J. GOODRICH & CO.
GEO. J. GOODRICH & CO.
Successors to Bjiurlock, Hoke fc Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission X3Ie2liaxits
ISTos. 90 & 08, South College Street, ISTaslivillc, Teim.
Will furnish bagging and ties as usual nt tbe lowest market price, and make liberal advancements upon all consignments. Will occu
py our old stand, and all couslgumeiiU will be under our own supervision. Spt. 2K-7tf-lf.
examine oiif of the Finest Displays of
a First-class China Hou.se. Corne and
LOW PRICES. Country Merchants,
staves - liiocK, z uonrs iroui ivauis urug
.-r. -i it i i- -r t T
II. IJllOWN'S Ollice will be promptly
the best Slock of
best assortment of
CUTLERY & SCiSSOU
, If you want good and cheap
Goods go to
If you want good Uoots and Hhoe.s at
bottom figures go to
You can buy a very handsome Hat
for a mere mhik at
Beautiful lustres of Gray and Black
Alpacas at 25 ctt. per yard at
C BON 35 ' S
Cheapest Flannels mid Blankets at
O 22. O 1ST
has a large stock of underwear, and
sells lliem cheaper th.tu any
other house in Columbia.
O IEFS. O 3XT 353
Will sell you a handsome Black Dicfs
Coat for 3.00, well worth 1:2.50.
O SL O 1ST E5
Offers a $20 dress coat for 512.50.
Finest Black Doeskin Pants for 55.00
$7.50 you cm liuy a ST2.00 suit,
and for ?12.00 vim can buy
a $20 00 .suit at
As low as S'2.o0 lor a
For on!y 3. 50
O 3Et O 3J" DE3
will sell you a substantial Overcoat.
Aud examine his entire stock before
you make your purchase.
It will pay you.
Having this day siuruested the insolvency
of Ben Hackney.deceiist-d, to the Clerk of the
County Court of Maury County, Tennessee,
nonce is nereoy given 10 an persons navini;
Claims atraiost said estate to lile them iluly
autheutlcjited with said cierk, on or lietore
the 3rd of February, 1S77, for prorata distri
bution, or the same will be forever barred.
A. . ruivw I-. : i ,
Nov. 3-187C. Administrator.
RKSlbENt E: MuJ. N. F. Cheairs.
Ilavlnalx'gun the practice of Medleire I
ill devote myself exclusively to mv t,rt.
fession. Okkick hours in Spring Hill from
t to 12 a.m. Remainder of the lime I im
fouud at home. led. 27tli-7t-ly.
German American Insurance
OF THE CITY OP NEW YORK.
JANUARY 1st. 1876.
GASH CAPITA! $1,000,000.
All Invested in Government lioudn at Par Value.
United States Bonds, par value $ 1,000,000.
State, Municipal and Gold Bonds "
Loans on United btatfs, State anil (Municipal loinls
Cash in liands of Agents in course of transmission
reniiums due on I oLicies, JNew 1 ork
Cash in Banks
Cash in Ofiice
Losses uuadj listed
BARBEE & CASTLEMAN,
Managers Southern licpurtmcnt.
Office S. Z. Corner Main and Sisth Sts., LOTJISVILLS KENTUCKY.
J. J. ELAM, E3q., Ag't. J. G. BAILEY, Special Ae't.
J Tie Wh-PCfl.
AVE HAVE J0ST IlECEIVEI) A Ki'LENDID LINK OF UOTH
com mi uiu stows
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. WE INVITE
t o OUR n e w
COOKING STOVE "FASHION"
for which we claim more than any other STOVE oll'erod to the Tim-Ic- This in
strictly a FIIuST-CkASS STOVE haml-foiix-, duraiie--iu;ij of the
best MATERIAL, with many DE8IRA1JLE I Yil'li IVE
MEN 18, and warranted to nivc SATISFAC
TION in all case?. Our ptock of
CiineL.Qucc;i2smra?c,Xa:iip t House
OF ALL KIN! IS VUA. AND COMPLETE. HON T FAIL TO CALL AND
EXAMINE OCR NEW STOCK OF
CARPETS, RUGS, DOOR MATS, &C, &C.
W. n. & CO-
McGaw's Old Stand,
Xaivery and Sale Stable,
ALWAYS ON MA-ISTD
OMNIHUS AND C.V Kill ACS E8 TO MEET ALL THAI NS-IUY OUNKiHT
Mules wanted, for which tho highest prico will bo paid
AT SMITH & METCALFE'S OLD STAND, NEXT DOOR TO POST 1- I'ICE,
I have opened the finest Stock of
EVER IJROUGIIT TO TJIiS
CANNED FRUIT! PICKLES! CANNED MEATS !
Cigars ana Tobacco,
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
SUGAR of all Brands !
And everything to be found iu a first-class
COME ONE t
. .'J-.J . . . .M J
DOBBINS & BE0WN ,
-Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps.
Oaitorsj French Kid Button. Boots,
French Kid Victoria Shoes, Ect.
MEN'S AND BOYS' FRENCH CALF BKIN BOOT,
ALEXIS, PRINCE, BISMARK, CREOLE,
CONGRESS, OPERA, BOOTS, ECT.
PARTICULAR ATTENTION PAID TO CUSTOM WORK.
i ' Al - i- " ' - -XT".
to Your Interest,
WE AKKHELLINO THEBKHT A HTIC'LE OF
(juiirantc-t-d equal In iualty and uh
LOW IN" PRICES,
As any offered In this market. Orders left at tho !. ot AIUIn or at Kdxull li McEweu
Store, or wit" flther of
WILL ilAVE lt03IlX' JLT'l'lZZiTl OJ.
27-Sin. K.KUHN, lAcnnl-
J AS. It. UOIXJE, A8lH
.?,( 1 7,078, 0!.
V I R S T C LASS
II A T) M !? 0 0 IT n TI 0 TI 0
it it if & a a ii unci no
s rr ORE
M RKET. MV STOCK OK
C 0FFEE of all Grades
Grocery Store me always kept on hand.
COME AT,T, t
R- C. MKT.