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TOWN AND COUNTY.
Friday Jloriii,'Dfffrabtr lat , 117 S.
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Rev. S. C. Evans will preach in the Bap
tist Church next Sunday morning, and also
-A protracted meeting will commence at
the C. P. Church to-morrow, naiuruaj,
i.T. ....t. Hrini? next week. Several
ministers are expected to assist in the servl
-Mr. Henry McLemore, of Williamson, waa
i)i town this week. ....
Capt. R. Pnlk has returned from a visit to
his relatives in Mississippi.
Miss Maiiitie W.. of Webster' Dam, lias
been in I own a week or two.
Tom Fleming, the efficient Deputy Clerk
and Master, was sickou luesaay.
Mr. Laz;irus, of Noah's Ark, wentto Nash
ville Tuesday to lay In a fresh stock of gro
ceries. Clint Armstrong, of Lewisburg, has been
in town this week, attending Chancery
H E. Willnrd. of Decatur, was In town
tills week, looking as pleasant as a May
i' ,i s.,iianm nfthn law (Inn of Taylor A
S.-iriKoin. went to Waynesboro last Monday
t, t.tt..,..i t cino h-trul husiness.
Mr. ami Mrs. Rather, of Decatur. Ala , who
h.-.vc heer. on a visi. to Mrs. Raiher's rela
tions in Columbia, returned honieHunday.
lions iu Luiuiiium, ic.ui . .- .
M.-ilor Ibioper Hiirm, of N'lihvilie, was
lii liovn Fnliy. He married Miss Mary
-heal, w ho w;is so well an I ravoraniy
1 1. in .- in- soc.al and matrimonial cii-
Y. I I'.r.W !,as just icturned home
u- u .:.--.! ii .t liriirut anil n. arming coun
t. i.i-. i- t n- used to wiu tho friendship of
m '. :u..t tie-smiles ot the lauies. A warm
w come and .'i loig, useful life to you
(.,' .! H.l.Kiisiinil Dr. Mc"lure. of Lew-
i-imrfi, have been in town this week, They
i!n-.i tlie Knit fur the Narrow uauae rtau-
ro Hi, brought ugainst It by a citizen of Mar-
e 1. i: 1
o.ui.io-!ore Jessie Harris has gone to
VVnOiOeyion. where he will SDend the win
ter. lie is assistant door keeper In the
Hou-e of ReDreseutatives. Maior Harris Is
virv much like Commodore v'auderbllt.
iiml i iii-t-ftnro we irive him the title.
Miss Knnnie Williams, belie of Lelper's
Creek, has been visiting friends on the
M i Kiresv tile nike and lu town. Monday
night ;i handsome young Doctor, a brilliant
voung lawyer, and .another friend to
V' li uiiiiisnort Kirls. called on her. She is
just as good natured aud charming as she Is
Kmv. . I. li. Erwln, of Hampshire, staid In
town 1- rnlav nlulit. anu was elected wurmy
Prelate iiy the DeMolay Comraandery. He
Mi i.l in the "Tater Patch." and left for Nash
ville Tiiiirsdav toattend a meeting of the
Execui i ve Committee of the I. O, C. T. of the
(Wnt. John H. Wilkes. of Pulaski, was in
Columbia S tturdlry. He is is an able .law
yer, ami belongs, of course, to the Maury
County Wilkes family, the men of which
lumilv are all brainy and the women pretty.
And, what is mill better, every man of the
fnmilvisgo 1 enough for a preacher, or a
legislator, and every girl of the name will
do to iuiitv or love.
'; lie Right Rev. Uishop Qnintard arrived
lu re fast Tuesday morning. He will
led urn to the male members of Els- church
at the church guild to be held at the Insti
tute on to-morrow night, and preach in the
church on Sunday morning and at night; at
niulit, the right of continuation will be
administered. Bishop Ouintard Is a minis
Icr of much ability, and is universally loved.
A nire treat is iu store lor those who go to
Jetr .M. Word, who travels for Wm. Glenn
Sons, Cincinnati, passed through Colum
bin, recently, on ills way ISouth. He says
business everywhere is as Hat asa pan cake,
on account ol the dead lock in the Presiden
tial race. Jeff is one of the most successful
ami thorougngoing young business meu in
trie country, and represent! the biggest
wholesale grocery house South of Nework.
We lo.-k tor Jell to be a partner iu that
house before he is married twice.
lion. W.C. Whitthorne anil W. B. Gordon
l.avt-Koue to their posts in Washington
City, the latter as Secretary ol the Commit
tee on Naval Affairs. Jesse S. Harris had
gone before them. Mr. Gordon and Mr. Har
ris are two excellent appoiutments, being
men of slot ling worth and great popularity.
( oiiui ess inei-ts next Monday, ami Its ses
sion w ill be the most memorable one in its
history. We trust to the wisdom and pa
triotism ol such men as Whitthorne to steer
the ship .sulci over the ierilous breakers
jiow iniined lately ill front of it.
51 r. James B. Childress, supreme Court
Clerk, Mill continues to Improve In health,
and will soon be able to go to his post of du
ty again. He bus made a most able aud ef
ficient Clerk, aud there cau scarcely be a
doubt ad to iiisappolutment by the Hupreme
Court on us meeliug iu January. Mr. Chil
dress lias made au extraordinarily good
Clerk, mid yet. he is emphatically a self
made mm. By his splendid natural gifts,
high and laudable ambition, and serene ap
plication, lie has made nuuseir one or tue
foremost young men of the State, and we
are proud of him as a Maury boy.
Rev. Win. Stoddert, of Lyunville, lett last
Tuesday lor Parmville, Va., the home of W.
K. and J.J. Elam, of our town, and N. B.
1. .Mr. stoddert has so endeared
If to the peoplrt t!, .viaury anu
iJliatosnii, ..Miring the years lie nas conse-
ralcl hiiiisell to noa anu um peupio in
hese thire counties, thai they give him up
with great reluctance. Mr. sioauert aoes
not UO to oil WOI Il-oul povei v y-nn njen 11 -
'mm. because ho has had a call to a richer
congregation and bigger salaryoh uo; on
'he conirary, quite Die reverse. He goes to
n una, because lie has heard a "cry In Ma
cedonia, lor help, and he goes forth with
- lie same spuit ol consecration that the first
UK.siles went forth to those places where
i he iii-fl-aud the sacrifice were the great
est Since the ilivs of the Apostles Paul and
lolin, tiiere lias been no preacher of the Oos
i.el who lias more completely, In breast,
mil ami iMidy, devoted anu cousecraieu
liniself to the service ol the Master. Oue
uch man does more to oomiouuu iiib sci-
ilii: mti'lels, und lo connrm oenevers id
lieClnisuau leaglon, tuau muiuiuues oi
he average preachers, ine prayers oi ins
rli nils, w ho art numueieu uy mo wuiw
nils, will tail on hlin.
Dr. A. H. HeiidBi-son, and Ids excellent
iiolher, of Hailey's bprlugs, Ala., weieup
u a visit liisl week to their many relations
ii.w eoniiiv. Thev belong to one of tue
ide.st and most honored families lu Maury
ounty. Major jacaie r leming once uau a
weet heart in the laniily 00 or tsd years ago.
,1". jkivtl'll-rsOU, S UOJUg WCO IU hit, uuir-
lon ii "Poor House sweeiueari i mar
ad but -ie l.Kjks happy
Col K. W. .Mooriug, of New ork, waa In
)wn yesterday. He cau vassed Mississippi
. it li ieii. Cbalmers.aud helped lo elect the
Inter to Congress by a large majority io a
rong Republican uisiricu oi. .nooring is
'unlive of North Carolina, aud was Colonel
f a Horidii Regimeut during the war. He
i a II tst cousin to Dr. Waller Parker, aod
Mks like Waller and (ol. Hume R. Field
Ivhicu iuk-s liini very lanusoine. iw says
V'aller l'uiker s sweeinean s sister wuum
aako a goisl ife. .
l-.d. Carpenter lias relumed from the
uuth, where he Inus lieeu augaged In selling
-ules and liorses. Mr, Carpenter is ouo of
uot energetic men, as well aa one of
li m, ,.iiiiii:ftr ttntl Mtimable citixeus.
ir mo " ' '
AXI'A I TOH'JJf.
- Well ! Well ! Wi
H ! ! ! Ask Frank Um-
in w hat U means.
'ii for Blumeu-
. .. i . ii. ..u ,il fli.i n.ur clilnia bouse.
.-Sieve llciniloll lscierai
It is si range 1 io w busy young married
icii get aUiui a year after their marriage,
ucv work until dark.
jJCapt. Joe l-ee, ol rJlanton s Cbapei nelgli-
rliooil, was iu town monuay. job uureu i
mie often, but he is always welcome to
,s old li lends.
Waiter i aw ford, who is among our very
st clerks, is now staying with Larkiu A
nl kei , w here he will be glad to see his
Judge Fleming, assisted by Judge Jones,
hold ing a special term of tue C hancery
nut tins weea lor the accoiuuiodatiou of
olio" next Friday night at Hamner
all for tlie benefit ol the C. P. Church, iu
ilseltv. Let everybody attend, as it will
verv" interesting and eutertatutug.
In-. W. C. Sheppard has Just completed
'as house liik-K of his shop, which he will
-7- in vulcanising." Mr. , a
tinslian preacher of Fraukliu, did the
o'-k, and did it well.
Liiiuiiial I Hurt adjourned last Saturday,
icr having disposed of most ot tlie docket.
L,iu,. Mci.i-more has added to himself liesh
irels lv ills prllli ni leu nuu luiiniiuu.
-These muddy mornings tlie day pupils
the At lieiitMiiiu and Institute thank the
board of Mayor aud Aldermen lor tlie
celleut crossings ou West Market Street.
-Major Wilson's eagle is mill the ceutie
attract iou in tills part of the town. The
lor is always kind and courteous to his
hoi , and takes great pride lu showing
his king bird.
-Tuere wiis an oyster supper at Bill Cald
,'s lat Tuesday night, owing to anoth
'' .,,-iiieiit we did not go iu time for the
i vi e (c-aru tUat the supper was a sump-
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-One ol ouO-ouug meu JX'
h1. so that he can open the a.or wiui
i sucking his bare feet with neeoi
(is in the carpel.
-fhe negro boy dreased a la u artiiery
... u nil r..ii Ui iini. und blue pants wltn
i siripes. is not, as some supposed, a regu
t ly eulisted soldier; but only a porter
f Blumeutiiai s china house, inw fu""ii
f'-n have all the energy and enterprise
liicli make succeM.ful merchauta.
K-A nice little Juvenile party came off on
bday evening last, at the residence of Col.
: .onion, given by his lady, ou the ocoa
u of the luird birth day anniversary of
i-lr'iiitle graudson, Gordou Roaaer, at
jiich a iiuiulKt of iilLle tsiys and girls par-
OI M riuiui'iuuua auiiiiij ui unr, UNU-
s, nuls, etc., mill eujoyea liiemselve In
ving and singing umii evening cioseu
r voiiiniui eujoyiiifum anu senaratea
m. They were highly pleased with their
i is l.. oiiesi. ourjiew tvecoriier. in
ed tlie uew io it i i nuu viiiwm viwusi
h vear. anu several oi ins irieuas. io an
ter s'uiiper at his hotel last Saturday eve
it uiix certainly a splendid affair.
d the j-arty preaent did ample Justice to
incious bl vai ve pi ui'"" mu j-uj-
r.-l 111 .' V 1-r ho ir, OT.
,,.i u itli u km ol uis oeer, auu m lumiv
ssfull.vvas tlie.lieaiin oi -our uui ".TOST
A piousnui evening was passed, and all
I lluiv tli;illkllll IO lliw iwiuci , uv. wii;j
ir iu.st u aiit-n for his success as a rveoor-
i as w ell as a "host." May his hotel be
-r itiiiai wiih hauuv euwta, and his ad-
nlsiraLH.ii lie as lucrative as we know It
d Ur suiirtlaclory to hi friends.
a-7... s.i,Vk"oiuCiiib at their meeting on
I , J ...thl e'cl the icllowing officers
it: J n''r R. Meclel u? oU Vice Present; J.
A load of splendid red apples came to
town last Wednesday, from Warren County,
nearly or quite a hundred miles. Such
splendid apples they were.
The "Lost bet" that Hunter A Nichols
vii lu l snlendld five cents cigar. It Is de
cidedly the best we have "puffed In some
time. , . , , .
We acknowledge the receipt of an Invi
tation to au opeu meeting of the "Otey So
ciety" at the Institute on last evening. We
regret exceedingly mai owiuB uui uoiug
obliged to go to press at that time, we were
unable to attend.
The oyster supper given by the new po
lice force to the Hon. Board of Mayor and
Aldermen, and a few invited guests, in Bll
lie Caldwell's dining room last Tuesday
night, was an elegant treat. Biille has a
way of getting the bivalves up In style.
Thanks, gentlemen, for the kind invitation.
With such policemen as Ijiwse White, Hugh
Cook, I.v. lAiisilown, Jim Friel and John
V oss, rogues and disturbers of the peace will
nave m lougu ume oi it.
Our friends Hunter & Nichols, at Sim
Witherspoou's old stand, are daily receiv
ing a choice stock of candies, both plain
und fancy; cigars of all grades, from the
celebrated "Iost bet" to the no less celebra
ted "Diana." Their stock of toys and Christ
mas goods will be in next week. Thej have
on hand a first-class baker, who keeps their
show cases well supplied with cakes aud
bread. These enterprising men have on
hand everything to be found in a first-class
confectionery. Give them a call.
In tlie midst of tlie trials and crosses to
which editors and printers aresubjected the
night t hey go to press, aud to which we es
lieclaUv fell heir toon last night, there came
u gentle tapping at our door, and a dusky
citizen of these United States put in an ap
pearance witli a waiter in his hands, loaded
with several dozen Jusciaus oysters, prepar
ed In excellent style, from tlie restaurant of
ur friend Jim MeKwen. We immediately
voted Jim the prince of good fellows, and
commenced to do full Justice to the feast be
had spread before us, for which he has our
thanks. Jim keeps on hand the finest oys
ters, brandies, w hiskie-, cigars, etc., to be
found anywhere. Give him a call when you
come to town.
ovf.k Tin: rorvrv
Jack Klysays the Democrats ought no! to
be discou raged. 1 1 you kill a sim Ue mjo:i in
I he moi inny, and mash bis head t' j.-hy,
bis tan will live anil wiggle until suudow-ii.
So with the Kao.cai snake Its liei.d !
laanhed, and il is i ouiid lo rrie. bi t its tai
will not, quit wmvUrg ti l the 4'ii ol Varcii
Why will farmers laise mistrrable sour
pples, when they can food ones just as
Wei ? Almor Solomo-, Pol ter tM s If he had
i-ue huudied aei ts !o put i ut in apple trees,
l.e would put lilty r.ci-M.s out in Hall's seed
ling; and then, afier toukii:g around. If he
mid find more, he would put the other fif
ty oul in Hall's seedling. Ditto Major il
tiiough K in nard s Choice Is hard to beat.
Dr. Daws' u, or buow creek, sad-lied his
lorseoneday last week, aud as he was
about to mount him, the horse became
frightened at something that was passing.
and throwing his head violently back struck
Dr. Dawson on the nose, and broke the
brines lull. Dr. Bent. J. Harlan, of Colum
bla, went over to the creek, ten mile?, and
put up suc'i a good suigical job, that the
wound is fast gelling well.
Sparks Skelly lives on too of theridce.
and Messer Vestal at the foot of the bill -this
side of Snow Creek. They look very
much alike, aud are often taken for each
other. Mr. Vestal Is a icreat temperance
lecturer, and Mr. Skelly is not. Well, ou
the day tlie Democrats heard Mr. Tllden was
electee , and had their lunuee, Mr. Skeny
caine to town, and a triinerance man. but
a better Democat, thought he was Mr. Ves
tal, aud cried out to mm: "Mr. vestal, you
mustirlve alius temnerance folks a fur
lough to-day, until welubllate. won't you?"
"on yes." replied sparks, "i ii furlough you
ail you can do what you please uuui to
morrow, sparks says luey took 11 too.
W e clip the following from the Wayne
Oouuty Clt'7.en; it heads the "Hampshire
items in that paper. The Citizen Is fortu
nate in having such a newsy, fair, spicy and
poetical correspondent. We tender our
congratulations. The Hikalii would like
to secure some items from this same corre
spondent. Msy she and her sister have a
delightful visit when they go west, aud luay
trie preuiciions prove true :
We have jusOt et urned to our rural home,-
And we are enticed by golden dreams to
For w cannot banish from our mind
Two certain editors left behind.
We are now preparing for our visit West,
w nere A. xi . predicts the heart wilt mid rest;
But such dreams must not float through our
For we know within that heart we could not
Joe Lee. (co!.i w ho was bitte by a mad
dog on Free Street several weeks since, has
returned from Edgefield, wh -re he went to
get the benefit, of l wo mad-stones. He says
they nut him in a dark room, and laid him
down on ft stone which had not seen light
for ten years. He says it was a very paiutul
operat ion, and that w hen he was taken from
tie stone it was covereu wun a green looti
ng substance, like poison, Joe seems to be
u good spirits. Joe says the stone is owned
bv lira. Ky terry and Owens, and they chars
gi-d him 812 jh; that thestone was very large.
we asked Joe it the rock nun mm, ana ne
eplied, "It looked like every system in you
opens. It feels like it is drawing every bone
n you out." joe says ine reason ne went
was iiecause he beuan to feel sick-like after
he dog bit him. He savs he has had several
chills since belaid ou tlie mad-stone. He
said Dr. Owens told him that ten or tweivo
pel-sous had been cured by the stone wituiu
he past I wo years.
Read the "strayed or stolen" of Miss
See land sales ol D. B. l ooiier. lie oilers
some valuable laud for sale.
Tyler A Williams have a new adver
tisement in this issue of tiu-ir mammoth
stock of clothing, etc., being sold at cost.
See tlie new specials ot Dobbins & Krowu
The Can field boots aud t-hoes which
received tlie medal at tlie Centennial, and
we vote them a model for keeping the good
stock of boots and shoes th-.it they do.
Tucker Sedberry have some specials
In this Issue to which we call attention.
They have the most complete stock of fancy
candles that we have iu the market. Their
slock of toys aud other Christ mas goods can
not be surpassed. Try a glass of their Cen
The New York Store has some new spe
cials in this week, to which we call atten
tion. This house Is fa-si becoming very pop
ular indeed. Low prices aud good goods are
Read the specials of the Southern Trade
Palace, to be Km ad In another column. This
store deserves its name, for it is a veritable
place. They have a splendid stock, aud re
ceive more every day tosupply thedemand.
The old popular dry goods house of Em
bry & Frlersou have some specials iu our
columns this we. k to which we call atten
tion, T'0 more popular and better mer
chants are seldom met with than those two
gentlemen, and their old aud new friends
should hunt them up, aud see their com
plete stock of dry goods.
Read the advertisement in this issue,
of Comstock 4 Rushton, and go to his well
stocked book store for toys.Christmos goods,
books, etc. In fact, everything iu a first
class book store, is kept on hand. Through
his stock we ; saw some handsome
toys, and holiiiay present, which consisted
of writing desks, bracelets -tud wall pockets,
and picture all lu one; faucy stationery, toy
books handsomely bound, and an lnnumelr
able number of ot tier toys.
See W. C. Tay Uir's law card in this Issue.
Mr. Ta lor, by his prompt attention to his
profession, has caused lums-lf to be lavora
bly known in tills county. The new board
at its ;olectlou of officers recognized his
abllitv, and elected him city attorney. All
legal business will meet with prompt at
tention when entrusted to his care.
Capt. Jaines Hero Andrews, according to
the American, had two of his fingers blown
off at the Tllden demonstration here Friday
atei the election, and they have now grown
out as perfect ud tapering as ever. Pulas
Stock Pvrchasek in St. Lorn. Major
Campbell Brown, of Spring Hill, Tenn., hau
lust made the following purchases; Of Caps
tain nOIUHS I. AUei,.-i. aw. mn,
yearling col: .Mercador. by Merchant, dam
lady Champion, Uy old Champion, grand
dam by American fcllpse. Airy ol Mr.
Chas. Hunt, St. Louis, a Jersey heifer by
Mtansbury, Jam by Stansbury. Hurul Sn.
HOU, t ampueii j-mowh iv-r,i-v .jtu
Fridav, to St. Louis, lis will be gone about
a week. Ho will be a u active aad laborious
member of our next General Assembly. The
people abou: Spring Hill say that he is ou
of the cleverest men living. Everybody
llkes him. When you see a man as popular
as he is at home, set him down as one of Na-.
ture's noblemeu. J-'wnklin Kerieu1.
The Hon. W. P. MuUn has so far recov
ered as to be able to run ins court with a
great deal of hts pristine vigor. This is its
third week, and a great deal ol business has
been done. OU .vionuay iai ne was uircvu
to remain at home to witness the marriage
ot his daughter, the accomplished and beau
tiful Miss Prioilla, one of Maury's most pop
ular belles, sne was marneo to eir, v n-
SOll, one OI ine most succcssun oi me )iiuui(
merchant of Tuasnvine. one oi ine juuge s
daughters is now the widow of Gen. Strange,
the great ald-de-camp of Nathau Bedford
Forrest, ttolli men maue uieiuseives la
mous as cavalry leaders. The fumlly of His
Honor is one of tlie luost amiable und intcl-
llaent that we know of. Long life to all.
J- rtntklm Jieiteir.
Two of the most prominent and able
lawyers of Middle Tennessee, K. T. Taliafer
ro ot Giles County, and J. Lee Bullock, of
Maury, are members of the next house of
representatives ot the Tennessee legislature.
No mau has more deserved popularity in
his oouuty Ibau J. Lee Bullock, aud he will
make a most excellent member. He is of
tlie people, and w ill truly represent them
and make his innuence leu. j"-jiii is a
vounger mau t nan nuiupi;n, j
riromising aud will do his duty w ell. Mem-
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attire, none will occupy a more enviable
position than tlie Joint representative from
Maury aud Williamson, Major Campbell
Biowu. Although he is a little over thirty
years of ge, he is one of the most practical
aud scientific egrleulturaists of tlie State.
He is a grandson of Hon. Geo. M. Campbell,
former minister to Russia, and a descendant
Of lion. Benlamln Stoddart, the father ot the
American Navy. He is as plain and simple
In his habits, aud as unpretending in tils
manners, as energetic In action aud wise in
couucil. Maury and Williamson are fortu
nate ill their select Ion. Memfihu Appeal.
Hon. W. C. Whitthorne piutked on to
ihelbVVille, last Sunday, to see his venera
ble mother. The devotion of this gmt!e
man to bis mother is beautiful; iu fact, the
and affections of the whole family en
twine themaalves around our distinguished
Riireseiitatlve. He is the oldest member of
-lime and htghly interesting family. From
his bovhooa until the death of his father he
a ireat help in attending to rearing and
duration of his brothers i and sisters, tor
bin Tthey have the great love aud atreotlon.
I. "J his lbea.Bvass he met some rela-
llood'davs he boarded at th-residence of the
lat Samuel Morton. uir .rnsv nm
this couuty, and went to school at the old
A .rln.lnll AcH.leillT. H M1VS tllkl Wltll til
these hallowed associations clustering
around old Williamson, there is a good rea
son lor his loving the county and her peo
ple so ardently . In a few days he will goto
w ashlnuton. to mix in ine great struggles
of the closing session of the Forty-fourth
Congrea. perewui nmiw a cooler head
or a more lutn-id heart there. Ills oon
stitueuu know that he will do lit best for
the people. tranmmww.
iiv. of nis mother, and learned, tor the first
time that UW mother was born in this un
v in li" near the residence of hi kins-
Mr. C. H. Gilbert, of Columbia, was in
town Tuesday, prospecting with a view to
the establishment of a flrst-eiasf barber shop
at this place. He expressed himself as pleas
ed with the prospect, and, we presume, will
open a shop at an early day. Marthall Ga
Tha Columbia Herald and Mall, In a
lengthy editorial, ably sets forth the claims
of Mr. Ed. Taliaferro, Representative elect
from Giles, to the Speakership of the next
Tennessee House of Representatives, and
sees In him "a combination of qualities
which eminently tit him for this high and
responsible position, and it Is not reasona
ble 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 officer." We would be
pleased to see Ed. Taliaferro, with his born
fitness for a presiding officer, occupying the
Speaker's chair of the next House. Let us
have Taliaferro for Speaker. Pulutki Citi-
Our contemporary of the Herald and
MaU. Columbia. Tenn.. in an admirably
written article, mentioning some of the im
IKrtant matters that will demand the legis
lation of the incoming General Assemniy,
and the fact that a large percentage of that
iiooy will be gentlemen oi inexperience,
IKilnts out the urgent necessity of having
i lie Speaker of that bdy a man eminently
und peculiarly fitted for the position, else
i ne snort time ailoweu mat rxxiy io remain
i n sessson may oe speut in iruiiiefc.s lam
Without disnarat'einent toother gentlemen
ourcontemporarvsuggests as the man for the
place, Mr. E. T. Taliaferro, of Giles County.
Knowinz aonieininir ot tn anteceuents anu
abilities of Mr. Taliaferro, we are prepared
to fully endorse all the Herald and Mail has
said of him, believing that the mantle of
speaker of the next House could not fall
upon more worthy soldiers. Waverly Jour
nal. The noted railroad suit by which E. T,
Williams et als.. soukht to be released iron
paying tax for the construction of the D. R.
V. R. H., was decided in Chancery Court, at
this place, last Monday, In favor of Defen
lmit. Complainants asked for twenty
lays in which to take an appeal to the Su
I-renie Court. Comn'ainanls were retire
sented by Judge Campbell, of Franklin
woo plead their cause with an lcgenious
aigiiiiieiii. i ue ueienuaiits were represen
ted y Col. J. II. lyewis, of this place, and
1 li nias M. Jones, of Pulaski. These geu
t.emeii, doubtR-ss leeliii'4 that their wss
.inch at slake in the suit, produced arg
nieiils iu deleiise ot Ihcir cause, wlm
seemed incontrovertible. Col. Lewis natur
i lly entered into tlie case with more than
r.jinary iuteiesl, and we have repi-atedly
l.eaiil Judge Joues' argument pronounced
l.ie most fo'.clble that he has ever made at
t us bar. We uresume that an anneal will
ha lalteu from the decision of Judge Flem
ing, although Mr. William, who represents
the Complainants, expressed himself as de
sirous that the decision of this Court, wheth
er pro or con. should be an end to the mat
ter. Marshall Gazette.
TO 11. LI A MS PORT ITEM.
Quite a large number of pork hogs have
died of "sore throat" in this vicinity in the
last ten days, a large number of persons
having availed themselves ot ine beginning
oi winter lo slaughter tneir pork
The sowing of wheat is still progressing,
and if an abundant croD is made, tne stock
of the threshing machines will have to be
reinforced by several new ones next year,
The corn crop is nearly all gathered, and a
very good one it is. "A short horse Is quick-
li curried" this will apply to the cotton
crnp. It is nearly ail out, and a large por
tloii verv much stained.
J. W. M. Hughes, the efficient first lieuten
ant of Dr. Greenfle.d, is preparing to move
to the Lone Star State. He expects to start
about the nrst or January next, jonnnie
Ray, a very exemplary and christian young
man, who has for several years past, lived
with Esq. M. M. Russell, is also preparing to
"go west." His destination is also Texas.
Mr. Robert Orr, of Nashville, Tenn., paid
our town a business visit last week, a
st.uncli and popular house have those
brothers of the Emerald Isle made that of
A Mr. Snarb man. from the nursery ofSeth
Sparkman. Williamson County, was around
last week, delivering to nis patrons in mis
neighborhood joung pear, apple and peach
tiees, and grapevine cutting.
Robert Dorseu reiurnea io nis nonie ana
'the gal he left behind him" last Wednes
day from Cornersville, where he has been
We are informed that a citizen of the 17th
district, swapped last week a hog foi a first
rate opossom dog. This we consider a great
deal, lor "passoiu and stweet taters" is hard
C. M. Williams has been prostrated by
chills and fever, at his mother's house, for
the last week or ten days.
Miss t . W. is absent visiting relations in
tlie Spring Hill country. As she intends to
be neut at the inauguration of Tllden
and Hendricks before her return, it will be
towards the latter end of next March before
she is again seen in these low grounds of
Died iu Greenfield Bend, ou the bricR
house place, on Monday, the 27th Inst., Lo
uada, daughter of Robert aud Sarah Kay,
aged 3 years. Also Mrs. William White, on
the 2-'nd inst., at the late residence ol Rich
ard Finch, ou Leiper's Creek.
sauta re and vicinity una tuej.pieaure
ast week of a visit from one of theBelles of
Williamsport. who has many friends over
there, including a very nice you ug widow
er. We understand that although she is a
splendid old-fashioned, non-dancing and
shouting Methodist, strong efiorts were
made during her stay at sania e to get ner
to Join another Church. Against which
proceeding, Aleuiouiai voices, doiii iouu auu
deep, from all sections of the county, send
forth a solemn protest.
PiON'S STORE ITEMS.
Two charming young ladies, Misses S. V.
aud A. P., have lately become residents -of
this viciuitr. which is a very gratifylug ac
cession to the society of the young folks.and
especially delightful to the gallant youug
gentlemen of the vicinity.
Jake v lisou was reiur ing irom cuuuu
tia last week, riding in Mr. Alex Bingham's
w agon which team had shown evident dis
position to run away at several points along
the road. When they arrived at Poplar Top
some loose horses in an adjoining field came
rushing lu the rear, whereupon the team
could no longer be kept under control, r.nd
ran wildly forward up the pike. Mr. Bin
gham sprang to the ground without being
hurt, and Jake, glancing at tlie situation.
made an insiauuiueous resoive io jump m
tlie around, but not considering well and
fully the laws that govern motion, he made
miscalculation, anu ine nrsi pari inai
came in contact with the pike, waa the
back of his head, and here his memory is
somewhat faint and indistinct; but he
thinks nis feet were the last to reach the
ground. He was considerably bruised and
uite sick tor. sometime aiier uie acuiueui
le still wears a bandage about his head, but
Jokes about his fall, and wants no more cir
cus leaps in nis.
AD Runnlous, a utile uoy living on .ur.
BitHe's place, fell from a lence one day last
week and broke nis arm.
Mr. W esley Scrlbner has exchanged his
farm near Puna, Illinois, for the two tracts
of M. F. Pleak, in this county the Mitchell
place aud the Thos. Beard place. Mr, Vick,
ol the 17th district, is moving to the' Beard
vve are giaa io ue aoie io auuouuce mm
Allen Shelbv. of the Kettle, is fast recover
ing from his severe spell of fever.
Mr. Samuel G. Delk, we learn, has been
iifoslrMted with the chills and fever, but is
again on rising ground.
.Miss tteiue w nnesiue iitta oeeu Hiiuejing
for three weeks with inflammatory rheu
matism. We hope she may soon be out
again among her friends, with whom she
is a great lavorite.
1! the result of the election was known.
perhaps it could be decided what names to
bestow upon the twins, who lately put iu
their appearauue at the bouse of Arthur
Stveial dealers lu bogs have been aiouiw
Intel v. and made some purchases. Messrs.
Tate and Jones, of Carter's Creek, have still
a lot here to be weighed and received on the
1st Monday In December.
Christmas is coming, and it would be well
for Nick Akin to keep ou baud a few blanks,
for they may need filling up about that
Wheat Is coming up very slowly, ine
long continued tuell f dry weather Is oper
ating greatly to the Injury of this orop.Thera
has not been a suffioieut amount of moist
ure in tlie soil to cause the seed to sprout,
aud there are but few fields that exhluit so
promising appearance as was witnessed at
f he corresponding date last year. Nearly
all ii.e cotton is picked out, and farmers are
carrying it forward to the market, the roads
aud weather being favorable tor that busi
ness. A short crop ana low priue ctiumj mc
purse to fl u but a little, and nececeltate me
fiuisi niiiiRi-i ou the nartof the pro
ducers iu their ahuual expenditures for the
comforts of lite. The com crop u a
good oue, but a much larger amount will
fie-uulred lor the wintering of stock than
w as ii.-evJ-d last year, as the pasturage and
1 vantages of grail" are greatly inferior to
w hat they were ihen; anu uce it is impor
tant that none of the seeming surplus
should go to waste or destruction by any
neglect on the part ot mose uavuik i
baud, for there will bo need and demand
i.erty of hunters, Including Messrs. Win
Itlftle, Andrew Akin, Alex Pogue, Mr.
Thompson, and others, y:ent to the barrens
lately to take a deer hunt. Mr. Tuvuipson
killed one aud Major Blffleoue. This makes
se eiity-three for Major Biftle Blnce he pur
chased his new gun. He and the late Col.
Ujhj. p. Webster bought their guns at the
t-Tiue time, and as they hunted mucli to
geiner and iu tlie same words they agreed
em-h one bs keep account of the number oT
deer killed. Both being successful hunters,
there was at n J time a great difference in
tin; numbers counted by eah oue. Prior
lo Col. Webster's death, the count stood 73
lor him, and 72 for Major Kittle.
some of tlie boy in the neighborhood,
havtug uotliiug to do, and not being able to
slet ull the time, are Indulging in the
amnseuieut of coou aud 'possum hunting.
Tim is the season for this sport, aud a great
niauy o: these auimals have been captured
bv the boys, who manifest a great deal of
plef-vture J u catching them.
To the Editors of the Herald and Mail :
Now, that the election is over, and th
people of all parties have resumed their us
ual occupation, and the fishing season 1s
oyer, and men of a sporting turn of mind,
like the fishing man of the Herald, Mr. Jack
Miller and myself, will have to seek
some other channel through which their
minds cau be devoted from the arduous du
ties oi their professions or studies uutil an
other election, or the fishing season returns.
For want of a better employment, we pro
iose, with your consent, to occasionally fur
nish you an item or two from this neok of
the woods If you will give it space In your
chub" is our favorite minnow, and we
gladly put It on our "hook" correspondent
hook, we mean. En. Hekald.J
Our village is very quiet at this time
so . i e changes have taken place. Mr. John
Hull has sold his lot and residence to Mr.
James Long, our blacksmith, and have
changed places by moving at onoe. Mr.
Hull is now a city resident. Mr. John Har
ris moved out and Esq. Renfro takes his
place, and has established a butcher's pen.
V'e now have a splendid market. The sur
plus beef, mutton and pork, not used In our
market, is seut to your town. We have no
Hiecial news to report no marriages, no
deal lis of late. A large area or land Is sow n
in wheat seed wheat ln demand at fair
price. Corn but little selling. Pork mark
et is hardly opened; but few for sale. A few
good mules could (M bought at very low
JHICKHAN COCSTI ITEMS.
Daring the last eight months, the death
chronicle has been very heavy in this coun
ty; for lu that time we have buried James
Nelson Bingham, Mrs. Rebecca Clagett, Ste
phen oddlow Warren, Joslah A. Bir.well,
J. L. D. Nunellee, Mrs. M. L. Foster. Mrs.
Mattie Dean and Miss S. Veronica Grim
nett, with quite a number ot others un
known to the writer; all save one of the
above named persons were worthy mem
bers of the Methodist E. Church, South. It
might be mentioned in this sad connection
that our worthy citizen, Capt. R. N. Grlner,
is sinking, alas, rapidly, with cancer of the
Prof. E. W. Hal bach, our erudite teacher
In Centieville, has been sick for several
weeks, so as to force a suspension of school
for twenty days; but has fully recovered,
and is teaching again. This finished gen
tleman, whose good morals and superior
learning so eminently- qualify him for a
j teacher should undoubtedly be well sustain-
ed by the attizens of Hickman County hav
ing sons ana daughters to educate.
SPRING HILL ITEiTlS.
better known as Gravel Hill, was the seat of
t lie Quarterly Conference for Douglas Cir
cuit on last Saturday and Sunday. That is
comparatively a new church, on the waters
ol Carter's creek, which owes its origin and
success to the zeal and earnest efforts of that
sterling Methodist, Mr. Reese Southall,
who, together with other good citizens of
that neighborhood, first established at that
Place, iu a sciiool-iion.se, a union tTayer
meeting. This grew and increased ln In
terest until a Methodist society was formed
and soon thereafter, a neat aud handsome
cuurcn euince was erected, ana now
stands, as oue of the regular preaching
places of t he Ixiuglas Circuit. The congre
gations, meeting Horn time to lime, to wor
hip ln this house, are composed ot Baptists,
( hristians, Cumberland Presbyterians
una oiners, as well as Methodists; and it
truly refreshing to witness the harmony
uuu goou ieeiing, which prevails ueuerauv
i. inong those good people. The Rev. John
AI. Jordan is now, aud was last year, their
1 istor, and in ttiis particular thev are ereat-
eicstieu, ior a more lanniui, laoorious anu
i. 'eni i preacher, does not belong to the Ten
nessee i onierence. ihe Circuit embraces
l-onglns, Bethel, Popes, and Ml. Zion, all
. ii uiu cigiu or len nines ot tuts place.
We mentioned last week tlie serious ill
i eisof .Miss Octa Hateher,wh ,logether with
le-r mother. iiiovihI from Favetteville a few
weeks ago, to this place. We re ret to state
;u uiisiime, .wiiiuai eveniuir). ner conui
I ion is much worse; alarming symptoms of
iiiriiiiinfus unr nt-i ill, a'lii luejij j?, seaicc-
ly any nope of ber recovery. The warmest
sympathy of our entire community is ex
uded to her Brief stricken mother and
family, among whom, Mrs. Mary P. Jordan,
v ne oi me rtev. j. M. Jordan, with whom
sirs. Haudier and daughler are living. She
has since died.
Mrs.Leecy F.McLemore has improved con
slderably since our last report, out is still
it is reported that some of the children of
Jir. George Reams, keeper of the toll-gate
uear tnis piace, nave scarlet fever. It is
hoped that It will not assume a malignant
lono, anu mai ii, may not spread in the
Col. S. A. Pointer had nut into oue of his
cribs last Fall, 250 barrels of corn, at his
i uompson station farm. A short time ago,
ue carriea Mr. Itenry Wilson to look at the
corn, with a view of selling it to him; but to
ins asionisnm?ni, ue round, upon opening
the door, that there was nothing- left but
the shucks and cobs. There was a good
lock on the door all the time, but some one
uaa round a key to fit the lock, and the en-
n e contents oi the crib had been spirited
A SINGULA It DEATH.
and oue which brought sadness and sorrow
io a large iamtly circle, was that of a voung
married daughter of Esq. Morris L. Bond, of
v uiiaiuoii conni v. ;sne was annareniiv in
good health up to the afternoon of tlie day on
wnicn sue aieu. And when her husband
came ln from his work, she said to him, "I
wish you would make on a tire, for I feel
cold;" aud while he was kindling the fire,
she said, "Let me help you about it for I
leei veru cold." lie beueed her to lie down
aud cover up in bed, which she did, but im
mediately told him to come and see how
cold she w us.auil idded,"! am freezing." He
no neu io ner siue io examine ner conai-
ion.butwheu he reached her, the vital
park had lied, and his wife was a lifeless
A KI.NE BOY.
ae more, a splendid, a magnificent boy, is
ne, w uo nas recently arrivta at tne nospita
ble mansion of Mr. J. Marsh and Mrs. Willie
Mayes. He is there as their euest and
111.-U11CW, wiui ii is iamer auu momt
T. S. aud Mrs, Nora C. Thompson, i
are glad to learn, intend making Te
nephew, with his father aud mother. Dr. J.
heir home for the luture. Their residence
will be the old homestead of the Thompson
family, where Capt. Thompson now resides:
a mansion long famous for the substantial
elegduce of its entertainments, and for the
geuerous hospitality which it dispensed to
n- uumeruus tisiiorK, vviiemer relatives,
friends or strangeis. None could more
racefully do the honors of this ancient
house than our friends, who are its owners
uu win toon occupy it.
THINGS TO BE AVOIDED.
The constant aud assiduous attentions of a
gentlemen to a lady when he has no idea
of marrying her.
tne holding out false hopes by a lady to a
gentleman when she doesn't intend to mar-
The prolonged visits of young gentlemen
their sweethearts until a late hour at
Ihe habit ol freouentine drinking saloons
merely to take a social glass.
i ne uriuKing ot wine or any aiconoiic
stimulants as a beverage.
i ue picKing.up and carrying on to reau,
ooks, periodicals or newspapers without
asking the consent of the owners.
i ue oorrowing or knives, pencils anu such
things, aud forgetting to return them.
s nearly done, aud a larger area is sown
nan usual, anu it is a note-wormy laci i un
tie crop is put in better condition than ever
CAHPHKIili STATION MENS.
Some three or four negro men. who live in
the vicinity ol Scribner's Mill, on Fountain
reek, kuovvn as lhe"Scrlbner negroes,'' got
uto a big stealing scrape a few days ago.
They stole a spring waeon aud team, and
weul to Mr. uooen vv imams store, aooui
ve miles from Lewlsburg. one night when
the clerk was absent, and broke in by bor-
lii the lock on. riiey took some nve Hun
dred dollars worth of goods and all the
money they could find, not knowing exact
ly how much. Mr. Williams got on tne
track of the thieves and got nearly all of his
goods, and tlie rogues, except the oue that
ot me money, tie maue goou nis escape,
n searching for his goods he came across
one colored lady with one of his teu dollar
shawls on, and cutting out a fine silk dress,
uu many more suk patterns in ine nouse.
To destroy all traces ot their trip the ne-
roe took the wagon to pieces ami snuk it
in Scribner'a mill pond. It was fished out
by the parties that caught t'-ie thieves.
Mrs. . H. cralg-slarted last Monday tor
south Carolina. She makes the trip alone;
she will be gone about four weeks.
. B. Sowell went to jsasnville last week
to lav in his stock of goods. He la ved in a
supply of chills while gone, and has been
having one every uuy since ne returneu.
air. John . riooos. ot cuiieoaa. nas ren
ted Mrs. John A. Stanley's place for next
ear, where he will move about the nrst oi
There is some complaint oi nog cnoiera in
his community. Some few killed hogs last
week; a great many will kill this week If
the weather is suitable.
So much meat was lost last year that it
will make a person rather cautious about
selling this year.
j fios. vvniie nas a mare, wneueyer sue is
put lu the stable and fed, she will commence
lck ing the side oi tne stanie wun one loot,
lie kicking is not constant, but every five
or ten minutes. This kicking is very an
noying to the owner, from the fact that she
has part of her stall constantly out ot repair.
She never was known to kick at any per
son. Miss Lizzie Braden returned from Nash
ville a few days ago, where she has been for
two weeks visiting friends.
Miss Maggie Wi'sou has returned from
Lincoln County,' where She has been for
three months visiting some relations. We
understand that site contemplates making
that county her future home. Some of the
young meu hereabouts will be sorry to hear
of her departure.
Colly Ramsey, with his family, left this
place last Monday for Texas, .where he de
signs to make his future home.
Mrs. Wade Barrett has moved from her
home in Giles County, to herson-in-law, W.
Little Fannie Atkisson is quite sick.
Mrs. Samuel Coflee, who has been sick for
sometime, died on Monday, the 27th inst.
The young man of this oreek, who took
the premium at the Fair this Fall, ou his
net;addlefllly, Is very often seen riding
the 'same huiiU wi'.h the blue ribbon
streaming ln thealr,'' on his way to his un
cle's, Esq. W., whore one of our fair aud
queenly beauties happens to live, and
spends his leisure hours (which Is consider
able in company with the niece of the
Esq'rs wlie. Wo ere told he is getting on very
well ln hisefl'orts with the young lady,and It
Is believed that she will soon be the owner
of the premium filly. But one difficulty
seems to be ln the young man's way. He is
lierplexed somewhat, to know what to do
with his hands and feet while in her pres
ence. The young man is somewhat bash
ful, and his uncle annoys him no little dur
ing' bis trequeut visits.
Sir. l'olk Alleu, who has been suffering
for several years with a sore leg, is pleased
to inform his numerous friends over the
couuty, thathe has strong hopes of being
finally cured by a reldSSy C2?:t2 Him j
some unknown friend, a Mr. Baird, of Mar
1 hat opossum is being bunted very close
ly of late; the young ladles are bound to
catch him before another snow. Be on -thy
guard Mr. Qpotsuin, is the cry o' those who
are on the lookout.
Mr. John Brown, of this section, is gin
ning up tne ootton for the planters; having
packed about 40 bags. SoKOHDM.
Mr. s. Hamp. Tlmmons and wife are at
B-iiley's Springs. Ala. We trust the splen
did healing qualities of the waters there
will soon restore Mrs. Timmons to ber
Mrs. Cook, widow of John M. Cook, a
nicx-t estimable lady, is quite sick.
Thanksgiving Dinners were iu order
yesterday. The Nelson House bad one
doueupiufine style by the steward, Rus
sell Fleming, col. Dickie Ti Haley's turkey
was fat and saucy.
There will be a grand Tllden and Hen
dricks Opossum Supper at Bagley's Restau
rant to-night. It will no doubt be a splen
did affair, as the renowned Reuben Polk
will atteud to the cooking. Fifty cents ad
mittance. Bragg says, "'Possum and taters
arc too good to talk about."
Major Tom Harris and Tom Gilliam
killed two deer, twenty squirrels and thirty-two
partridges one day last week.
Our friend, Archie Thomas, of the
Springfield Record, is a candidate for
Sargeant-at-Arma of the State Senate.
Archie Las had considerable experience
in the service of the Senate, and will
make an efficient Sargeant, if elected.
IX HEM OKI All.
"Little Joseph Kennard, eldest son of Mr.
A. D. and Mrs. Lucy Frlerson, breathed his
last, after a short illness, on last evening."
Such was tlie announcement in the Her
ald and Mail of last week. Bat few words,
and yet how heavy to the hearts of two, at
least- whom he has left behind him. None
but one, (like the writer,) who has himself
felt them, can tell now neavy toey are.
And yet why should this be so? Tls but
a change from earth to heaven; a tender
bud in kindness taken from a cold, inhospi
table clime, and transplanted in a land ot
perpetual sowers and never-ending youth
ana beauty, there to bloom and flourish
forever. A gentle, loving and beloved boy,
taken before earth's heavy storms had come
over him, and an angel's wing wafted to
that bright shore where storms can never
come and sorrow is no more.
"Weep not, my mother, weep not, for lam
But must leave heaven If I come to thee:
For I am where the weary are at rest, the
wicked cease from troubling,
VU1UO IAJ 1UO,
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1 UIM&l, lCUU.lllTiVr10lU, . U. U.A.
Mayor Eat ta Takes Ills Beat
On Friday morning the retiring Mayor
ana Aldermen, together witn tue incoming
Board of Mayor and Aldermen, met at the
City Hall the one to turn over to the other
the charge which they had held in trust for
the last year. Mayor Brown indulged in a
iew remarks, tnanaing tne retiring Aaaer
men and city officers who had served with
him, for their cordial support. At the con
clusion of his remarks, he requested Aldermen-elect
Barr and Tucker to conduct May
or-elect Latta to the Recorder, who would
administer the oath of office. Thereupon
Alderman -elect Andrews arose and said:
"If your honor pleases, I desire to state
that the Mayor-elect as is well known to you
and those present, has been chosen under
peculiar circumstances. He was not a can
didate, but chosen by the people against bis
piou-Kiaiions, ana wimout any solicitation
on his part. I understand that a petition
has been circulated and numerously signed.
requesting him to accept the position, but
Mr. Latta is unwilling to do so unless It is
entirely agreeable with the Aldermen-elect.
I therefore think, aud It is the wish of Mr.
1 jtita, that there should be an expression of
opinion ou tne part ot tne A.iaermen-eiecl
before he is Qualified."
A Iderman-elect Knrr: "I move that Mr.
1 JMta lie requested to accept the office of
..i ay or io winch he has been eieotea,
tm unanimonslv adorjted.
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qual tiedhim Into office, after which he K-tkJ h..V, 1Uliolu' nad madejvome nils
v as escorted to the chair, Mayor Brown re- I ,Th m,ou8h erroneous Information, but
unug, and presenting him with a copy of
the corporation laws and the bonds of the
arious city officers.
Mayor Latta on takln; the chair, briefly
stated how he bad been chosen Mayor, and
had accepted the Dosltion contrary to his
own wishes, but at the urgent solicitation of
h icai luaur ciuzens, ana wun tne wisnes
ol the Board elect, as jusi expressed. He
also returned thanks to the retiring Mayor
and Aldermen for the many courtesies
snowu nim during the past municipal year.
iiie Aiuenuen were men sworn lntooi-
tlce. and Proceeded to hnalneui. Thev
agreed to elect five policemen at a salary of
iui iy uunars eacn per month, one or tne
live to be chosen as Cltv Marshal. Thev
also reduced the salary of Superintendent
oi w w;r lvorxs ten dollars per month.
i uc luuuwiuK uiucern were eiecieu. jas,
... 1 iicvAiiuKi, xi. ij. w ill Le, tiaiuea
i riei, i. iansdown, John Voss and Hugh
Cook, l'olicemen. Mr. White was elected
city Marsnai on Tuesday night: James H
Jamison, superintendent of Water Works;
ui. ijiur, viiy Attorney.
While the Board has chotien ona mora no
liceman than the retlrlno- IVunl bv the re.
d action of salaries they have the five for
mrets nuuurra ana twenty dollars less than
me salaries oi the four last year; besides by
having another one It is thought there will
oe uo necessstv for the emnlovment of anv
extra policemen, which has hwn rratlnir
about two hundred and fifty dollars per an-
Ou Tuesdav niizht Mavor Latta aDoointed
the following slandine committees:
! n Streets (J..D. Hodge, Nat Holman and
m iisou l ucker.
Ou Finance W.J. Andrews, A. Barr and
L. A. Boyd.
On Fire Denartinent Nat Holman. J. M,
On Water Works J. P. Herndon, J. M.
To the Editors of the Herald and Mall:
l presume it is now generaliyknown tuat
Silas M. Jones has modestly retired from
single life. However, nothing very definite
nas oeeu put to recora.
Having long been a caudldate for matri
mony, aud altera vigorous electloneeriug
ue nas oeen eiectea Dy tne neiier nan.
On the vtn inst., about two o clock, at Car-
r s Creek Station, the magnificent mar
riage occurred. On this occasion our beloved
Bachelor led Miss Mattie Jamison to the
marriage altar, and with right hands Joined
ia token oi nueiuyi tney took upon them
selves the solemn vow.
The attendants were: Mr."rank Moore
and Miss Alice Jamison, Mr. J. M. Hunter,
li'., ana aiiss ueorgia Jamison, Mr. xu. J.
Davis and Miss Emnia Caldwell.
Soon after the marriaze a goodly number
if the crowd occupying eight buggies moved
mone solid sweeping train to Columbia.
ana tnence to Mrs. jNancy Jones' residence,
reaching there about eight, when an enlov-
ed a palatable supper.cozy fire and a delight-
iui sojourn in every respect, auu oe it re
membered that we had charming music
by Miss Florence Jamison on the guitar.
aud Mr. Ned Davis on the violin.
it. is to be regretted that Mr. wiiue Barker
went the round trip and mated with a man
smoking a cigar, and puffing away anxiety
avowing that he weuld make It pay at
night. from demonstrations made he
i nave not yet nau tne opportunity oi
cultivating the bride s acquaintance; but
any one acquainted with the female face
would upon first interview form a favorable
opluion, to say nothing or tne lorty reputa
tion she bears. She is known as the sister
of the memorable Major Jamison.
The Bride's Cake was a superb fabric and
was devoured with delight.
'Tis pleasaut to know that this worthy
woman has not thrown nerseii away, sua
is in all sincerity one of our noblest boys,
aud will doubtless make a true and
fsilthful husband. In selecting a husband
I want no better guide than thafactofa
mau being true to his mother and sis
ters. This element has long been manifest
in Silas- and if fortunately he has such a
wife as his model mother, the hope ot a
bright future throws a halo of connubial
happiness over his pathway.
But Silas has left his long list of bachelor
brethren including our noble President
elect aud is "Joined to his idol." Our uni
versal good wishes atten4 him and his oom
pan ion. you.
2' i the Editors of the Herald and Mail t
You remember the promise I made the
day you bought those large red apples from
me, mat i wouiu give you a line or so tome-
time soon, and let you hear from me. First,
1 must tell you a good story on myself, but
you must keep it sacred. I concluded last
Saturday that I must see my sweat heat,
who lives a iew mousana nines west oi sun
rise. I asked my mother if I could leave for
the evening: permit being granted. 1 soon
undertook rather a new job for myself, vis.:
a shave, which was soon done, and some
Dlaces to the Quick. arranged mvaelf. and
was soon in my saddle, on my way singing
love songs, ana stuuying witn all my brains
what to say when I reached the home of my
gul. After a few hours' ride, J was in front
of the cabin in which she lived; dismount
ed, hitched my horse. Into the yard I strode,
not apprenenuing any uanger: to my sur
prise, one of those huge curs about the size
of one of S. W. Scott's one year old calves
shown at our Fair this fall, seemed disposed
to make my acquaintance, and would, to my
sorrow pernaps; nau it not nave oeen ior tne
t iniely intervention of some of the family.
I shall not designate, which, tnr reullv I
don't know, as there were several in the me
lee, who drove the canine wretch away, ln
order to get me Into the house, which was
lone after several begones, etc. Alf, I never
was scared so bad in all my life. I spent the
ume very pieasanuy gazing at my sweet
heart, but nary word could I articulate un
til I was invited to retire. And oh! such
dreams of dogs, and biting dogs at' that, I
had. Sunday mornins I was almostsneech-
less, and to lnerttf the matter a cold snap set
in; snow and sleet to any amount, ana 1,
there without an overcoat or shawl, re
mained until after dinner, and managed af.
ter drinking some warm coffee, sreaslne mv
throat with a bite of fresh pork, to get my
iiiuuiu uu a uuie, we laiaea a little aooui
the spree the evening before, which was of
Ultle Interest to me. I then drew mv chair
u near her, and told her ln a whisper that
l wouia oe corapeiiea to leave, but wouia
like to know if she cared anything tor me.
She answered, "that is rather a leading
quesuon, io wnicn i repuea, "ii i naa to
lead, I would Just say that I had proven to
the world what I thought of her. Bnt she
must have that dog chained with a big log
chain before I would ever come back': ana
she modestly replied, "that she did not
know that she would. We then walked
out saying "(iood-bye, Nascy Jaki."
Married. - -
ST. AMAN'T LEFTWTCH At the resi
dence of t he bride's father, near Port Vin
cent, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 1876, Miss Aspa
si k St. Amant, of Ascension Parish, La., to
Mr. Thomas $. Lei r wick, of Columbia,
One Saint the less, on earth,
One benedict the more;
Tom found of angels here, a dearth,
, so he struck for heaven s shore,
A week has passed away since ' the event
recorded above, transpired, and we are 'still
busy, endeavoring to bide the donation
which, accompanied by the compliments of
the principal actors, reached our Individu
ality. And, as we sit bwf this mornin.
irunC.Ha away on tne ragged edge of the
last piece of bride's cake, we cannot help
wishing that Tom and bis pretty other half
may jog along ln their silken harness, free
from the ills that afflict their less fortunate
frieuds the old maids and bachelors. .Pert
Vincent Times, Iju.
IMfficully fa Ralsina; Broak. Trsst.
Forest and Stream.J
Wokchutib, Pa., Nov. 3rd.
F.H1TOB Forest ajtd Strbam: I have tried
the experiment of hatching and rearing
brook trout, but with very limited success,
I have no trouble ln hatching the eggs, but
the young are sure to die before reaching
t he age of six months; after that age they do
very well, but very few reach it.- I have
come to the oonclusloh that the water I
have is not adapted to this fish, and think
firobably I had better try some other varie
y. My questions are these: First Do you
think salmon trout would be likely to do
t letter? Second Where can I obtain eggs to
try tlie experiment? Third Can the eggs be
sent by express, and what would be the
probable cost? I have all the appliances or
hatching, trays, etc By answering the
above you will place me under many obll
tions, (ifco. M. Wilts.
Aii. The experience of our correspond
ent does not differ from that of many other
fish breeders, as respects brook trout. There
seems no method of keeping some waters
stocked except by continually replenishing
them with ova, of which a very small per
centage will eventually make mature fish.
As Mr. Weber is a practical workman and
careful observer. It u possible that his de
cision to substitute salmon trout Is -vise,
I The ova and fry can be obtained, we sup
I pose, from fish Commissioner Boeder, of
Harrisburg, Pa. Also address Alexander
Kent, 'JIM bast Baltimore street, Baltimore;
Price of eggs W to ti per thousand delivered
fry, K to f W per thousand.
Bis Account of the way Things Stand
ITo Question That Tllden Carried the
State b7 at Least 8,000 Majority
Judge J. B. Stallo, having .returned from
his trip to Louisiana, a reporter for the
Commercial called on him yesterday, at his
iaw uinve, in tne .Masonic 1 em pie, to re
questman interview, with him that should re
present to the public his views on the situa
tion in mat state, i ne juage was not in
the least anxious to be interviewed, and. in
fact, positively declined to submit to any-
vuxug one a iormai interview, ne was,
however, kind enough to make some state
ment lo aur reporter ln algeneraL conversa
tional way. that we are at lioertv to Dre-
sent, and thai are likely to prove of interest
10 our reau era.
The Judge remarked that the editor of the
Commercial, to be consistent, ouitht edlto-
l'iall V to ciiaracrrtKA unvt.hinff ha nlffht. aav
as flighty and irresponsible, as it had Char
acterized his course in going to Louisiana;
but if the -ditor would only to go that Bute
himself, his views, in forty-eight nours,
WOUld bAMltlrplvin umrH urit.h hia .Tuile
The Judge went South with the fear that
upon arriving in Louisiana, and calmlv
nuftviii me situation, ne should oe com-
peueujto nonestiy say to the Democrats of
Li.au o l Lr. i tin Hrt- in inn wmnir' vnu 11 uvm
siiuweu your entnusiasm, or your indig
nation, to run a wav with vonr iudament
jou have lost the State and" the country by
your course, and much as we all regret It,
.uuui,uo ueipeu we must suomiu ' in
other words he had feared that the stories
aoout intimidation ct nenroes. bv the Hem.
ocrats of the State, mlsrht nmvo.m ho ii-.ia
in a measure, at least, enough to lose them
the election by the action of the Returning
Board. But, after a careful survey of the
iiom, nruioi patient research, ne
nw realty io aeciare tnat not only was
Louisiana carried bv the Democrats, hv m
majority ot at least 8,000, in an election that
was entirely fair, so far a their Miniinnt. nu
concerned, but, also, that If there was to
i-j-iuuirow, in mat siate an election entirely
lair on both sides, the Democratic majority
WOUld fttX exceed III ut. 11 miller anuilH r
Jact, be overwhelming; and he was now
. i i tuu"nw'1 mat it tnere was any m
umiiuuuu oi voters in tnat state, it was
practiced on negroes who wanted to vote
ihe Democratic ticket, bv ReDubllc&n n-
ne eiuuciiL me ivmmercuii cor.
I :,h .'"s oi io ao rignt, ana
wouia soon icet at the actual inHlHnn nr
Judge Stallo believed hlmwlf In Ka
rather patient man, but he did not believe
jo imu me panence to enaure the wrongs
tliat had been heaned unnn ihn nnntifwih,
disfranchised whites of that State by the
wuiic carpet-oaczine thlevi s and the low
ignorant necrroeH. Hu auw Oiam, u ,i
a large body of the l,uoo Deputy United
States Marsha's who had been sworn in. at
election uay. nere was not a white man
in tne lot. and they were nearly all of the
lowest grade cf neeroes. Such were thi
people that these unfortunate white na-
nves oi ixiuisiana naa to mi limit m inH
a Returning Board of two whites and two
negroes were expected now, by throwing
aside a fair majority of at least 8,000 in the
interest of a lot of thieves, to mnMniu i ni
condition of things. But even if this out-
iage suouiu ne committed now, and
result in the election of Hayes and of
racnaro, a year or more was certain to
witness a change in affairs. The thieves
were bound to be driven out of Louisiana
very soon. And it wu a inmriui.. ..r
wmiwiiutiiuiuiini bo many negroes to
vote the Democratic ticket, The negroes
can never stand on their own feet, poll il
eal ly. They are bound to be led by white
men. i ney know this very well themselves,
and are now casting around to unite them
selves, with the side that can give them
I'lunxiiiuii. niej kuow tnat tnese thieves
that have ruled and ruined this Hiatx ni ii tit
soon lane nigut, and they have already, iu
migc iiumoeis, sougnt to any themselves
wun me party mat will be strong In the
Immediately on reaching New Orleans
the Judge had contemplated seriously, and
Willi ooiue juiski vine, tne Krareiniifif. f.tiu.r. in
some districts, where the negroes were large
ly iu me majority, mere had not been a
single Republican vote returned. This, on
its iace, was ominous, but he had Investiga
ted this matter, in iiiimeronu iiutuniui
the Republican negroes had voted at their
own particular polls, in a parish, leaving
the Democrats to vote at their own particu
lar voting places. The Judge stated in de-
itui nu micivitrw inai some oi tue JMorinern
Democrats had with Gov. Kellogg, in which
tney made au enort to vet. him in unwifv
iustanues of intimidation on the day of the
election, some of those instances that bad
been charged against Democrats, in which
ne wasa complete la l lure. 'I liev tutil loimrl
that the Republican managers had made
the most determiued efforts to arrest the
tide ot defection iu the ranks of negro Re
publicans. They had eveu gone so far as to
ncuu buciremiKtiiiiMid ii a iinnv inp -1 v-t,
of such negroes, lo stir them an to t,h efl-brt.
to keep their husbands in the ranks, as of
jiu ; kuu ue reiaieu one instance, as told him
y iue ousoa.no, oi a woman who had left
her husband because he.would not follow
tier aavlceilo Slav with the Rennhlicjin
the Judge had something to say about
uie icrrioie roooerry or property holders by
wuv ui LHXRN.nna I iiKtmlMI with lh
oi u. man naniea rwachtman.. This man
was taxed forty dollars, the first vear. on
certain property. He paid that. The next
year the Assessor demanded Saoo of him
ior the same property. He refused to listen
to this demand, and dlstrui nr. wm threaten
ed. He still refused, when the fellow came
down to 300. He refused to pay that much.
Thereupon a proposition was made to take
f 30. He refused to pay that, and finally
compromised on S120. In the rieiiwmtii
effort to defend ffi em selves against this
sort of legalized pillage, the property
owners of the State, in large numbers' had
organized "Property Owners' Protective
Associations." These bodies had done
much to influence the blacks. They had
given the latter an idea that the decent peo
ple among the whites were determined to
do something to protect themselves, and
mcy ime oiacasj soma see tnat tnese people
would certainly soon gain the day. And it
was the desire to have the protection of such
people, when thev should mmnlntn vmwAr.
that had Influenced the blacks having some
thing at stake to vote for Tllden and Hen
dricks, which they had done in large num-
The Judge thought it was a mistake to
accept the statement for truth, that the
colored voters largely outnumbered the
whites ln that State. He had proof that
Gov. Xellogg, in order that a country idea
might not gain, had, when the census was
taken, caused the manuscript report to be
so changed that it would be impossible to
gain an idea of the respective strength of
nits voters, uim'n auu wuiie.
SDeakinsof the Ret.nrninir Ttnanl .Tnilmi
Stallo seemed to have formed a very good
idea of Casanave, whom he regarded as an
lqtellifent and fair man. whn vnnM Hi
right if it was not tor fear of assassination
at the hands of desperadoes of bis own
party. But he feared, after all, that if the
question of who was to be the next Pres
ident of the United States depended upon
this body of four men, it would narrow
down to be a matter of dollars to two of
them. He could not see how Uoy .JH ayes, as
au honest, patriotic man. could think, for
one moment, of taking the Presidential
nlmfr nnilAr anon , 1 r.-nti.ulmi nuu- -.. , 1. ..a
was no question that Gov. Tllden had fairly
carried Louisiana by a majority of at least
8,000. If the election was to be had over
again in that State, fairly and squarely on
oom siues, i naeu s majority would be vast
ly larger. Since his return from' Louisiana,
in the one day that he had been home, the
Judge had seen ample proof that Republi
cans, in large numbers, were beginning to
see things in the light of the truth. He had
heard four or five gentlemen who had vo
ted for Hayes for President say that they
had no doubt tnat Tllden had carried Lou
isiana and ought to be the President.
Judge Stallo, in closing the conversation.
stated that under the knowledge of an airs
that he had thus obtained, he could not help
feeling great indignaiion at the course of
those who would rob a party of its majority
by such foul means as was threatened in
Louisiana, and consign the people of a State
to another year Or mare of miserable abuse
LIST or LETTER!.
Remaining in the Post Office at Columbia,
maury iouniy,iennessee, ueoem
ber 1st, 187ti.
Brocker Dr B
Brown Miss L
Bailey J no
Brown Mrs Ellen
Biadshaw Miss L
Perry Miss Bird 2
Perry Mrs JK
Porter Mrs Sarah
Porter Robt 2
Roberts Miss Tennie
Sevier MissN M
Sellars A J
nrdsaw Scott H
Conner W F
Deraastus W N
Dillard Miss Sallie
Evans Mrs tJiza
Fleming Miss Mollie Turk Miss Kitty
Gray Moille :
Thompson Green 2
Watson B J
Webster Mrs Fannie
Williams Mrs Racuael
Hart W T
Hunter Mrs Vina
J arret Silas
Moriis Lee '
Worley T C
YQUDger J T
vy.y.HrjGHfcs, p. m.
At the regular meeting of DeMolay Com
aumdaj oiKnlgbts Templar, the following
officers were elected:
Sir J. H. Fussell, e. C.
Sir T. W. Keesee, GeoeraliMlmo.
Sir W. M. Voorhies, Capt. Gen. '
Sir Jas. B. Erwiu, Prelate.
Sir S. D. F. McEwen, S. W.
Sir A. K. Akin, J. W.
Sir T. W. Turpin, Treasurer.
Sir Lucius Fnerson, Recorder.
Sir p. T. Cbappell, Standard Bearer,
Sir Jno. P. Brown, Sword Bearer.
Sir L. H. Atwell, Warder.
The eminent commander appointed Sir
W.S. Oakes SenUnel.
T P Nowlin to C M Payne.
Jus M Sparkman to M P Vounger.
J U Coleman to V E Shelby.
W'illiam K Bostlck to Bettie H Nicholson.
Thomas Jackson to V T Wright.
Webb Campbell to Tennie Bunch,
Webb Alexander to Ann Scott.
Will Matthews to Lucy Howard.
Nelson Watson to Harriet Rivers.
Died in this city, on the 22nd, Joseph Ken
nard Frlerson. son of A. D. and Lucy Frier
son, aged 4 years, 10 months, and 11 days.
M y fondest wish my fervent prayer.
Y oar days to come be free from care.
M ay yon af sorrows cvrp never more sup
O n earth may you tie spared many a day,
T hough if you be called o go, I'll look up
H eaven wards knowing you are there to stay ,
F. ver with the loved ones gone before
R cady to welcome me, when I knock at the
dgor. Mai li:
TSS COTJT IS XOmsXAHA. S07T3 CAS'
CLiai AND FLORIDA.
Prof. Sumntr'i Observations la Louisiana.
New Havkn, Nov, 21, 1876.
Dar SirsSeveral gentlemen who have
been much Impressed, as I have beet), by
your relation of what you saw and heard,
during your recent visit to New Orleans, re
specting the political and social condition
ot Louisiana, have desired me to address
you, with the respect that you will give to
i no puniic, in sncn way as may oe mosi
agreeable to you, your views of the present
unhappy political situation in that State.
I, accordingly, do so with great pleasure
and ln the hope that yon will be able to ac
cede to the request, I beg to remain
Very truly yours,
CUAKLES R. INUKESO.LI..
Prof. W. G. Scmstek, New Haven.
New Haven, Nov. 21, 1876.
Dkab Sir: In reponse to your req ust,
will state as briefly and clearly as possible
the impressions I received during mv visit. I
to Hew Orleans.
The gentlemen who were requested by the
-sttu.iuai uemocraiic uommiLiee io io in
Louisiana ex Dressed at once to one another
the determination to certify to the North
ern people the truth wfth regard to the vote
of Louisiana without party bias. Sev eral of
them expressly declared that they hud not
come to New Orleans to get the State vote
or inuen, ana an acquiesced, me nrst ef
fort was. therefore, to ascertain the fact.
Judging from the usage of Northern States,
this would not seem difficult. On address
ing the State Committee for Information, it
was at once found that that body had been
obliged to contend with unheard-of diflicul
ties in their efforts to obtain returns. These
euorts,were part by physical, due to the lack
oi means of communication with remote
parishes, bnt, for the most part, they were
due to artificial and malicious obstructions
Placed ln their wav. The election was held
UDder a complicated and elaborate corns ot
officials, appointed by the State Govern
ment, ana tree from any of those popular
checks which we, in the North, regard as
essential to self-government. The efforts of
the press and the party committees to ob-
tain lniormatiou were treated as mi pert i
nent. It was furthermore necessarv. inn
much as the ruling nartv did not riublish
returns (except as hereafter stated), and did
not therefore either deny or accede to the
Democratic reports, to fortify these latter by
certificates in a manner totally unknown
in the North- The Democ ratio Committee,
warned by the experience oi l87i and ls.74.
took, as it appears, energetlo measures to se
cure trustworthy returns, duplicates of the
r iurun seni to me neturning tsoara. i ne
suspicion of the latter bod vimDlied ln this
course of action is abundantly Justified by
lisnisiory. i nave oeiore me detailed state
ments by parishes of the returns which were
received as a result of the efforts of the Dem
ocratic committee, with memoranda of the
authority on which each parish return is
based. Allowing for the possible errors of
ucuui, tins staie-meni esiaDiisnes a moral
certainty that Governor Tllden carried the
Sta'e by 7,000 majority according to the re
I met no person in Louisiana, and mliwl
as freely as possible with person of all
classes ana both parties, who denied or
doubled that this was the true result of the
election. I was told that the Republican
iicwbiwiiciii uou vuuiisueu i e Lurus irom
thirty or forty parishes, coinciding with
those in the Democratic statement, but had
then desisted, declaring that the returns
were incorrect and unsatisfactory. No
counter claim is made ln regard to the re-
. rt.i - 1 T i - . .
tm uo. iu uui; nuwer miMie in tnat mere
have been outrages and intimidation iu five
or six parishes, and that the Returning
ihiiuu wui iia-ve to correct me returns by
throwing out the votes of those narishex.
The Republican newspaper of the 1 ith inst.,
went iuxtuer, aui ueciareu tnai;it would be
necessary to Insert the votes which would
have been cast for the Republican ticket if
Ihe intimidation had not taken place. I
met no person whatever who admitted anv
other hypothesis than that the Returning
Board would bring out a Republican major
ity. It was uot discussed: it was assumea as
ot course. The proposal, then. Is that the
Returning Board shall destrov the votes of a
uuge numoer oi persons wno really voted,
auu suppiy me votes oi a large number ol
others wno did not vote, because they think
that some persons voted under coercion and
others refrained under intimidation. Could
anything more arbitrarilv destrov the
whole theory or popular electoral govern-
t or obvious reasons I could not enter Into
the question of fact as to outrages. I heard
abuuuaut complaints of outrages, etc.,
against negroes who voted the Democratic
t cket, and l talked with a number of per
sons who had such complaints to mue. I
also resolutely pursued all possible iuuui
ries within my reach to try to find out the
truth. In a onversation which a number
of us held with Gov. Kellogg, he was asked
for facts uuder this head. He cited the case
ot Gaironly. Gair was killed by lynching,
under circumstances of revolting injustice,
in nt iw;iu uri , xoio.
Politics had nothing to do with It, much
less this election. It is fair to say that our
interview was cut short, and Mr. Kellouir
t uo lunuer wnu nis recital, u ui e. ctiarg
es of outrage which I beard or saw were in
tangible and uncertain. I ceuld not brinu
auy of tbein to district shape. All of them
were denied, and especially the broad and
general uescnptions oi systems oi lntlmlda
iiou were energetically denied by men of
uuquesuonanie character aud integrity.
1 see no guarantee aixainst frauds niiwnt.
i ' iuo i.iau3 uuu iiiiciiwi ui tlie oiipos
lug parties. Such guarantees exist in Loui
siana, with the vast preponderance of the
chances in lavor of the party ln power.
which appoints all the officers of election.
utu tue rcuem uiucers vu lis siue. ana con
trols the Federal troops. Kvery effort made
by tne Democrats to prevent frauds is tor
tured into a proof of intention to' commit
naua, ana runs through the North in the
present temper oi the people finding ready
credence. I do not wonder that t he nnin
of Louisiana despair of justice and fair treat-
meat irom us wnen i see tne readiness with
which honorable men aucent a. m Isi-nn.
struction of all their efforts, and the tenaci.
ty wiui wmcn tne same men cling to party
prejudices. It is a shame to human nature.
aud a flagrant violation of all the issump-
... v. B"v"uuiutr i u uui v proves
w ith renewed force bow wrong it is for us to
oe governing a ouite sixteen hundred miles
away, if the vote of the State is not to be
counted as cast, it is plain that the investi
gation ougnt to oe iuii, open, impartial aud
complete; but I cannot see how any such in
vestigation is possible in the nature of
tilings, ii me iriounai were above suspicion.
The theory that such investigation is possi
ble leads to one reult,aa yet distant,but sure
Congress will bethe Returning Board of the
nation, and usurp the election of President.
The only conclusions I could reach in re
gard to the general matters ln dispute were
as follows: Society ln Louisiana lm imn.i
entirely disorganized. It is claimed, and
strong tacts are alleged ln prool, that this is
due to the maladministration of the civil
officers, from the highest to the lowest, with
very few exceptions. The law Is made an
engine of abuse at evei y turn. Officers of
every grade neglect or violate duty for favor
or reward. The most sacred institutions of
civil society are perverted to produce wrong
and abuse. The election law is intricate,
and which apparently adopted to provide
for all contingencies, really creates a hun
dred technicalities and machinery which
renders really popular elections iulposible.
The play of its various 'parts allows scon..
for fraud, chicanery, and aouse. It depends
upon the action of an army of officials, man v
oi whom are far aay from any control aud
free from .all responsibility, while they
are able to defeat the whole purpose of the
election by a corrupt or malicious assertion.
The ingenuity with which di vices are plan
ned and practised lor producing fraudulent
results is simply diabolical. The party in
power, having control of this machinery,
cau make any election a mockery and the
community finds iiself locked iu a network
of crafty arangemeuts. Irom which -u-ji i,
ivow, against this prodigious tyranny the
people oi Louisiana have made one more
unitea ana determined effort. They know
no other way to get rid .of it without vio
lence than the method which republican
lustituiions supply, aaia one of them to
me: "We have tried everv'mnaiiK wn eoni.i
couoei ve of inside of law and honor to carry
this election." They prepared for every
device they knew of.3 They arranged com
mittees, couriers, agents, to prevent frauds,
to defeat corrupt purposes, to detect returns.
They held meetings, organised clubs, had
torchlight processions, gave out badges, and
employed pleading and argument with the
negroes. I see that Mr. Redfield in a letter
to the Cincinnati Commercial or last. Hun.
day morning, quotes the United Wtates
army officer stationed in West Feliciana
mat tuts is so, ana it is- what was' claimed
by persons Whom ! saw. I saw uiim nm
Presidents of negro Democratiu aluhs.
Wnen asked whv thev had ininui ti.eu.
clubs, they replied that they were sick of
the confusion and Unlsery of the country.
They thought that the promise made to
them had not been kept. They complained
especially that they had no schools, and
mat the school lunds we; 6 einbeazled.
They said that the Democrats miuU fair
promises, and they were disposed to try
them. Colored men made speeches to this
effect through the disputed parishes. The
Democrats made the most of this disaffec
tion, aud exerted themselves to win t.ha
election Just as both parties did at the
oriu, . 1
On the other hand all mn&na aMm tn hm
been used to defeat them. 1 saw . uid mud
an original specimen of a circular issued by
the Republican Coiumittee to the btate Su
pervisors of Election, in which the person
addressed is ordered to bring up the Re
publican vote of bis parish to a certain fig
ure, and Is told that his recognition by the
future State Administration will depend on
ihe fidelity and success with which he
does this. This document was sent by a
party committee to a. State officer, who got
his pay from the parish in which he served.
It is ln safe bands, andean be produoed. It
is claimed tbat polls were establiseed at the
last moment, or ln out-of-the-way places,
and were not opened for the full time, or
were opened befor the honre appointed. In
New Orleans a sewing machine circular was
sent through the Post Office to voters who
had registered. These circulars were often
misdirected in some way or other,' so that
they were returned "not found." Each one
had a registration number ou it, and the
person who held that number was struca
Irom the list and a warrant for his arrest
issued, but not served. The cases were res
corded in a book, but the evidence circular
was aUaohed to the warrant. A volunteer
committee indexed the book, and publish
ed the names, arid after a long exertion
succeeded in getting back the warrants
and circulars so as to bring about a trial
ud exculpation' There were several thou
sand of these erasures. Those who did not
find out that their names had been erased
had to spend several hours on election day
to recover registration. Those who would
not take this trouble were Intimidated from
New Orleans is to dav the mnat
ful city 1 ever saw. The city itself is squai-
id and wretched in
people are dispirited. I saw no probability
i-e- uw, Ban tne
at all that there could be any use tor troops
Vhe grave Importance of the situation
seemed to me to lie ln its national aspect
The Federal power has twice lnterevned 111
New Orleans to sustain the Returnins
Board in setting aside the will of the people
ae expressed by an election, on the ground
trial" they did not ootnclde with the will of
the people as expressed by the census.
Federal interference is the key to the situa
tion. Without it the Returning Board
would have to exercise its great and danger
ous power under responsibility to public
opinion at least. "WJlh that' Interference
tne Humming Board is an engine of tyran
ny which Is the more frightful because it
eta undera grotesque travesty of republl
can government, ine people oi uie iorin
have too long neglected the case of Louisi
ana, as if it were far off and foreign. They
have left Louisiana to become, iusideof our
own republic, an instance of as flagraut
oppression and wrong as any w hich, in
history or foreign lands, has ever enlisted
our sympathy. It has, however, been like
a cancer in our body politic, and, at this
moment, when it is eating Into a Presideu
tiat election, the great neive of our polit.l
cm system, wnen, loo ihe Federal Admin
1st ration and the Federal arms are still en
forcing the wrong, we are told that the
principle of "State rights" and 'local self
aovernment" command us to let it alone.
Wo were told at New Orleans that the Re
turning Board must act under the law. So
indeed it iqust for the forms of law arp sa
cred, but there is an appeal which cannot
be in vain to the sober reason and honor
able will of the American people. Tlie law
which commands obedience because it is
the will of the governed Is one thing. The
law which the people who live under it
never consented to and never made is an
other thing; and those who rely upon its
sanction for arbitrarv and unjust action
bring law under the most' dangerous con
tempt, vt nen the tieonic of ihe country
appreciate the fact that it is their power
which has imposed upon 1-oussiami this
luoustrous tyrany, their power coiinol iou
ger be turned in that direction,
Yours, very respectfully,
W. G. SCMXEK,
Hon. Chas. R. Ingersoll.
l.-Miecial Dispatch to the Courier-Journal.!
-N ew Orleans, Nov. 26. A committee of
citizens of parishes from which returns have
not been received by j-he Returning Board,
waited upon Governor Kellogg yesterday to
Induce him to take some steps to make the
supervisors uring mem in. Thev say the
Lilayette returns had been here thirteen
days, and others more than a week, aud
that those from Caddo, Webster, Rossier
ana ited Kiver were still in the possession
ol smith, the Republican candidate for Con
pi ess, who brought them io the captd by
way oi iexas. Kellogg said lie would see
a out it, and tell his people that this sort of
millK lilUSt be Ktonmul- Imr. In I liA luiivliaee
if of one of his boon companions, " Kellogg is
I fcticli aliar." When I came here teu days
at;o, Kellogg had no idea that it would be
necessary to throw out mo.-e than five par
ishes to make the State Republican, but
HOW he and Packard come I w-lore IMe hnunl
as I predicted, with a proposiliou to reject
file V ite Of more than lwii-p a mini v in nr.
der to accomplish the resuit. When flic
election officials lu Democratic parishes fail
to Complain of intimidation, t:iey supp.y
the OniiKsioil bv a ireneinl iiiiniiiuinl I in.
aehita, Kah.ne, Grant, Richland, East Baton
""e i uiuwiiu, .tioreiiouse, Cast t . lic ulia,
BlellVllie. Caldwell. 1 le Snln l.'ri.lilii.
Winn, LiVilmstoil. fourteen In nil lira -....!
lira Ced ill the trem ral ha.r.fu h. IV.. I n .
and Packard; and although uo specifications
c ki veu, except as io ineorigliiat five, in
dividual affidavits will be supplied lor any
given case to order. The idea Is to givo the
board a reasonable nretext for nimiui mn m.
any of these parishes whose vote may stand
"i oi ineir scnemes. ine revela
tions in the De Soto case Klinw one of 11...
dangers to which the returns now in the
hand of Republican officials in this citv,
instead of with the Returning Board, where
Ihey belong, are exposed. From many pa r
lsiies affidavit alleging intimidation were
not with the original packages, as the law
requires, because the men who ran the cam
paign under-estimated the number of par
ishes that it would be necessary lo throw
out. The defect is sunniied bv affidavits
made here inauv davs after Um el....i.,...
and. the envelones leinr onnii i iMi. uin-
davits are dexterously inclosed. Last Thurs
day a supervisor said, and it can be proved,
mtoiuii in um parisn was peacea
ble; that he had forwarded the returns with
out proiesi, ana mat he was trying to gel
OUt Of lOWIl to eSCJlOP I he 1 iiul..,...l,...iMU
pie, who wanted him to make but a case of
ii.iiiiniittiioii. nut ne uiu not escape.lor yes
terday his returns came in Willi u m-nli..l
und affidavits prepared since the declara
tion above related. The return of Fraukliu
parish lay in the express office here nearly
ten days, tuid were not taken out until u
Democratic elector gave the Returning
lioard seven! v-five eeiio. to nv tim ,.i,u,I
ou them. The flimsy pretext was ti.ut .
Democratic House of Representatives had
fulled to make an appropriation for such
expenses. In other cases the Democratic
committee has offered to show any reprc-
teuiauvcoi ne board where thu nnin,,
returns are, but the board claims to h v..
authority aud to kuow of no means to coiu-
1e1 um supervisors to do their duty.
New Oklka.ns. Xm-. is Tim k ..
the Session of the R-luriiing Board lo-day
was caused by the discovery, through the
keen eye of Judice Trumlmli of u r.-J,,,! .,
coiinectiou with the returns lroni the parish
olDeSoto. The law mmir... n,ut ;..i,..,
liiiiuildatioii or violence is charged, affida
vit in support of tlie charge shall accompa
ny the returns. These came in a next . J u .
W. Post-marked at. I he comm- .., !.r
Soto, November 14. ami
New Orleans. November is. ami ti. ...... .i..
was securely sealed; but on oneuim th
package, it was discovered Ui
pauyuig affidavits veie made aud attested
jery day. How, or by whom the package
had leii ooeneil Io. i.-u.i .,,i ... ,. T..
at tne accom
w.m8 LI'"lT?ibJe Al nrst, there
.. -v.v.,,,, m cipiaiiiuioii: but when
- uu.. uc-icusNion was going on, aud Wells
went across the room ,.?n, " V
?nmi.itief." f "semoerata.but was more
complete tuHil was expected. The tr.,ul.le
is inai it might not have lu eii made at all,
but for the awkward mistake of the iniinin.
uuttorsiii datini; Ihe nill.l,., o .,,..,,...,.1.. 1'.
stead of aute-itatuig it to correspond with
the piwtMnark of ihe envelope. It is lie
lieved that the returns that have Is en in
J he city so long without being presented to
tlie board, or at least wit'iout the bourd ac
knowledging their IKKSKkin lm...
"".".".'"'Jf serven anu oilierwiso altered
wnitue dort-n Thdeu's majority.
The Crcwaicj Outrage.
CI..1,. T.-.f... Z . ..i J 111 mil
j ue xieuuuilcJiii IVllllll. r.m. .......... ..11
. .. miiunpuopie. 1 he full desperation ol
their plans becomes more and more appar-
, , .j . . u?y- vvneu the claim 01 the
three States In contest was first made for
tiajci, iueiu-nu 1 nini 1.111.1 i.a .. 1
of all those lair-minded men, who thought
ttiHC B U IB in lliln n ,1 - . r3.
dent by fraud, by paying that they wou.d
v e..T winumre m me verdict of the
iiniluoiuniKiuas it was once ascertained.
Ihey protested that Tllden should have
these Slates if thev . .,t.i .... 1.1...
Their only object was a fair count and a
declaration 0 the President who had been
legally elected. They would submit to the
vcrd.ict, whatever it was, of the Returning
Boards and, above all, of ttie Courts.
How far this promise has been fulfilled,
the people may now Judge. The evident d
termiuaiiou of the Louisiana Returning
Board to count out the liemoeiuii.. ma
jority of from 7,000 o 9,000 votes has not yet
beeu carried into effect, and we can btile our
time. At uie same time, tlie lull wickeu
uess of the purnoses of the l!nni,iiei.u
shown in their refusing to allow the Demo
crats representation ou the Louisiana Re
turning Board, aud excluding their cdunsel
from Uie rooms) lu their suppressing the re
turns, as thev have admiti...! oe. r i.,. .r,
signatures, from thirtv-twn nut ur n.in,..
muc counties in Klui-iila umi 1.. 11. a ...... u.
Ing of troops in Washington.
But the worst remains to be told. The
Republican Boaru of omvuKi-ri in k,..m.
Curs Una has disregarded the formal order
of the Supreme Court of the State, cum posed
entirely of Republicans, and has fraudulent
ly given the Republicans theii blale ticket
and the Legislature whii.li electa a L ulled
States Senator, aud counts the vote for (iov
eruor. The manner of the proceeding was
as disgraceful as the proceeding Itself. The
Supreme Court had granted an order to the
Board commanding it to giant certificates
ol election to all Uie candidates shown by
the leturns to have beeu elected. Thu
would have given the Lettislat ure unil nart.
01 the S" ate ticket to the Democrats, and
given them the right to count the vote for
Governor and elect the United Slates Sena
tor, Before the order could be transmitted
to the Board in proper form, but uot before
its members had heard of it, they threw out
the vote, of two counties, so as to reduce the
majority of the Democrats to a minority,
and then granted certificates of election to
the whole Republican State ti-.ket, and to
a Republican majority in tlie Legislature.
AS (IOUU IIS theV lial kl-mnihiH.l ll...n.h 11. iu
performance, they adjourned sine die, aud
scampered off,' .
111 is action was confessedly scandalous
and disgraceful. Hnnt ....... ,i,..i. ...,,...
judicial functions do not ruu away 1 ke
lb ieves when their duties have been done.
But taken ln defiance of the order of the
highest Court of the State, this action is not
only in contempt of the Court, but of ail au
thor!. y and all decency. But there Is even
m- ire vt o rt 1 1 1 . . . 1 . . 1 . . i . .
. i t -a. -itn .1 11. iijdij mi!., 4; me
Republicans refuse to submit to the Courts,
to what will thev submit? Have
guarantee that If the Presidential controver
sy referred by common oousent to the Su-
..uio ioun ui Ihe United States, thev
U' I submit to its decision? linen this
ro-.-atl a ntirnn-w 1st li.u.iui.ti. .i. .............
H'yts in spite of the voies. in ki.iu, 1.1 11,.
people, in spite eyeu of the Courts?
Strayed or Stolen.
loiu the hitch vard at Columbia, a flll v
three years old, fourteen hands aud a half
hifb, dark chestnut sorrel, fiax mane aud
tail, a small star in the loiehead, common
saddle stock; any one finding her and de
livering her to Sheilfl Alexander will be
band-Mimely rewarded by
AS SIS E. UOOLIM A.N.
Carpets. Carpets. arpets.
Km bryx Frlerson have a snlendiii lot of
caiiKting, which they are oQering at NasU-
eiltiemeu Who want a mwl wur,n llv.r.
ouai nail better goto Embry A Frieisou's at
vu. vuuujijii- inemseives. decl-w
Ladles can null a irwvl tn 1. vi.i
uioveat io cents, at toubry A Frler-Hon's-
n - - -. . .- u u . .v... . . . u
For the best stock of Cassiineres lor men
and boys, no 10 Kmbrv A Fnerson s. decl-l
Ri member that Embry & Frlerson are of
fering the best stock ofShawlsand Blankets
at prices thaldeiy competition.
Clothing for Christmas.
We have Just received our secoud stock of
Ready Made Homing, to ue boiu ut prices
to defy competition,
deci-tf. SOUTHERN TRADE PALACE.
At astonishing low prices at the SOUHERN
TRADE PALACE, dec 1.11
Tne largest stock ever seen in Columbia
25 percent, cheaper than any hoiutu in the
decMf. SO LTH EUN, IllADJi PAi-C '
e glaring nature of thefiaml was pointed
out to the conviction of M r Sherman
the Republican committee, the ii.e ,l "rs of
nrt ,1ir"owe,lae"1,,eal of CO , fusil. !
and tried to turn the subject. Anderson be!
Man reading th .iff,, iui. ot "e
" ca KrllU MMIC..
A full line of Candfleld's'liand-made Rsmfa
and Shoes Just received by
Dobbins A Bmown.
NEW DRESS GOODS at the
Soutlieru Trade Palace.
NEW DRESS GOODS at the
Southern Trade Palaee.
Fine white shirts all complete for II J35,
NOV. 17-tf- TYLKR.& Wimjajm.
The "Medal, Diploma and Judges Cert 11
eaie" of National Exhibition Just closed at
1'hiludelphia, wus awarded to M. B. andJ.
kuiM'I, wholesale manufacturer of Gent's
line IniiKiiiiudy sewed boots and shoes "for
excellent wormauship, proportion and du
rability." These boots aud shoes are sold by
Lice. 1st 21. Dohbiss A Browj.
Butter and Kngs wanted. The highest
niaiket pneu paid.
ClIAKKIN A RrjSHTOI,
next door to George Hodge's.
1 ouiiiNs & linowsi are receiving direct
irom manufacturers belter goods at et
prices than ever before offered.
Tiailottevllle Cassiineres and all plee
.oodsat coi-.t. Tvlkra Williams.
Lobhi.ns A Bkown have the best line
Soots Shoes aud Hats in ttie city.
Cloaks ! Cloaks !
V-'e have Just received a splendid lot of
!-..il:s, which we oher at f.5.00, (WOO and
.i n. Cull aud see t hem before they are all
, , onthern Trade Pslaot-
Tucker & Sedberry have
hrNtuias toys, candies, etc.
Come and see
I'.'.eached and brown
ihii any one else by
Jeans of all colors and qualifies very low
1 i prices at Miikt IIolKJl's.
The largest slock of HlankeU in the ,HI
t. the SOUTH KR. TRA I 'K PALACE. T
"tWi pieces Black Alpaca at unhead
--v-'s-' ol' nriees aL Hie NOITTHKRW
'I It A t)E PALACE. decl-tf
If you w ant a good shave and hair-cut call
l li.o white barber-slion. oimosiie Nalana
Myrtle Green, Seal Brown. Navv Blue.
li jyal Blue, fcnd Plum Cashmere, double
tilth, ttlo-ieents per yard m the
Southern Trade Palace-
t.iirc lot of splendid overcoats at cost at
Nov. 17-tf. Tvi.kua Williams.
i'he fimvt stock of fum y eitndies, crysta
lled fruits ever brought to this market to be
" "id Ut i l'CKhK Si LUiXRKY'H.
li li.-s' sil,; ties an. I handkerchiefs, and
1'lliolis ot ull smeles ivili be sold at prices to
u t ln. times at the Xiic Vokk Stohs.
y our Bridal Dres-.es at the SC,(JTILERN
ADE PA LACE. decl-tf
1 '.Lick flag
1. my loiui ti
run oui, no quarter given, but
"S save. I o customers who buy
i." sis ol
lm !. 1 w 111 out, und so mubt the New
. rk soie clear out I Heir Imiueiise stock of
lai ios' siiavvls, consisting of l.tmool all kinds,
le crijition, pattern ami styles, regardless
1 I eosl, to make loom lor a heavier stock
-i. img. K iiiemlier the place, between
--.1 11I1 V Metcalfe's and Tyler A Williams'
cio .lung store. -nov.4tri.
TOYS ! !
Ve have the most complete Bt'iek of to
uu; where, and eveiytluug s,1( cheap for
ci-'i. 'i'L'l'KKH Ascuucaav.
li -C. 1st.
II e, s' Ciotuiug ol til) siitiM und un piUu.
1-I K I'S III
cups ill hot loin
Mokt lloix.B s.
I'i nils oi caidliiiil red and navy blue, pret-
styles ami colors I rue, nl
M si He ureen Mohair at 'JO cts. Myrtle
leeii I.roca.k-s al J'lcle. Myrtle (iieeu Cash
u ei ul cts., ui Uie
Souther:! Trade Palace.
Ni v. mii-it.
Clothing, ll-sits, slioc--., llats, etc., at Tilh
A Williams. uov. 17-tf.
I'ni'e Missouri cider
.tins iiiuikt t al ll-.e
-I ever liroucht
' louery store of
In c. lsi.
TU( K IK A SEPBERRT.
Now Is your
time to lav ill your fal.le
ijrau.l t'liiuib HousH Is the
: li 'ct It.
lot hiii- so cheap at MoRT
ou en), vei.r three suitsa day
oia won't talk.
ii.nl ti:' 111-14I1I
of flannel just received at
tore lruui bauki upl sales.
. . .'II 11.
inwarc-, chiiiaware, ;lnssware,
vioodwaie an. I hardware ul
Itemeinbi r that 'I'm ker A; -Sedberry can fix
i:p tlie nicest weil'iing enkes to be found
.'iiiyvhere; they have the best baker 111
t.'A-ii, and therefore keep the best bread,
I'istolH Kiel ammunition no cheap at Mort
I lodp-c's that you can make every day the
I ou rib of July without feeling your pockets
lightened. nov. 3rd-3S7J.
.leans uio sold at tlie New York Store at
1". cts. aud up; chcupcr than ever known ill
tl.is market. New Yokk Stoke.
We Invite newly married folks to come
a.d see our table-ware 2 floors from Rains'
Drugstore. Cha.s. Btl'MKMUAL A Bko.
Ladies' dress (.ooils
very very cheap at
All shades of silk and .worsted Friuge
veiy low prio s, al the
Southern Trade Pal
Business lis Business,
And l ho New York store f- determined to
si l their immense slock of goods at bottom
prices for cash. ducl-t f
( l Sheeting. 1:1-cc'-e I ai'-l I'd
, bleacheil, al 2-t rents a yard, at
the Southern Trade Palace. dcl-tf
l.-iskets ln many styles and short prl;.
1. .nikeis so cheap anil so warm al Mort
lloil-je s that the e,-. I.iiituil Bug In the Rug
will prove a humbug when comnaroil with
m isons s. -.-ping miller lliem.
V splendid tock of Indies' ami geutle
"ii's uiulei wear lust recelvisl. which wt
ofii r for cash, tail and see for voursel v-
-Nov. Jllh. New Vokk Siobe,
Ot oiscts at els.: .VX) Corsets (75 bones)
al 7ii els.; Corseis 1 Thompson's (hove Flt
t J 1 1 ; ut si. II) at the
Southern Trade. Palaoe-
1 o to I he lira ml ( 'ulna House f'. i.uri...
in 'iueuu.-.ware, 2 d-sjis from ltalns' Drug
Wall I'apers at reduced prices to mak
room for u. Iii-.li stock at the Columbia
Book Slojv, nov. loth-tf.
Wall I'apers very low
Fl ierson 's.
cash at A. I.
lemingout sale of Wall
ready lor a Spring stock al
I'apers to get
Ladies' Kid (ilnves arid Shawls ot every
vanely Just received al tlin New York Store.
1 Kdeu and Hendricks' booli,, shoes, lists
and notions going at low prices at the
Trade Bazar; nov. 10th-2t.
Mule Colt Lost-
ne mule volt escBpis" J(,lin W. (-
ells drove, between. Columbia and Mt.
lleasant. Infoiinritloii of tlieir where
al..uts will be ratefulJy received.
Read! Read! Read!
1 ilden and Hendricks are elecliil, nud the
New Voi k Store, next to Tyler and Wil
liams are selling thefr Immense amount ot
t'li.lLinif at cot to make room for a larger
slock. You will find the most complete,
stuck in town ou hand. uov. 2i-ls7ti.
Anoll-.cr fuarful lot of Clothing for old
men. young men and boys,Just received at
the New York Store. decl-tf
Sixteen yards Freiich Mo
hair, anyshade-Frinffe, Wig
gin, Drilling, Cambric, But
tons, Braid and Thread, all
for live dollars worth ten,
at the Southern Trade Pal
CUT T1LIS OUT.
May SavoIYour Xjilo.
There is no person living luit what stifterfl.
more or less wun Luiuc Diseas, Coughs
Col.ls or on-umpi Ion, yet some would die
rather tli.n. pay 7 cents i r a laittleof medi.
i-ine thai would euro them. Du. A. Bos
ciiKk'slai.KJtA.N SVIil'l has lately lM-eii In
troduced in tills country from Ueriuany.
ami its vioinierouM cures astonishcx every
one t lint tri. s it. If you doubt what wesay
lu print, cut tills oul. and lake it to your
DriiKinst. Joseph Towlcr and Williams
liro. nl Ml. Pleasant, ami get a sample hotij
tor in cents mi. I try ii. Two iIonc will re
lieve you. K-gulur size 7i cents.