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First National Bank
Of C'ti'inrioia, Tennessee.
i H Hi
Does a General Banking and
T. W. KEESEE, President.
I.UC1UW FltlKKS'jN, c'uHldi.r.
lij.ml und Luilin 20.00 per month
By ALFRED S. HORSLEY.
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1878.
VOL. XXIII. NO. 2G.
K. V. FULWILER,
I am what theworM calls "an oldish
fellow." but the boy never dies out of
Mnie natures, und mine is such a one.
1 am fond of reading sentimental sto
ries, pretty little poems, and sad weird
novels; of listening to the morning
ongs f the birds and of plucking
wild llowein in the lields as I was
years ago, when in the heyday of my
youth i .was, like my fellows, more or
less romantic. Albeit the white have
drifted "like llakes of snow, and the
summers like buds between,-' until I
Honietimes feel, with liuskili, that it is
u little saddening to watch the golden
Miiiset.s, the sun goes down no fitst,
yet am young in all but outward form
iind semblance. I make little pilgrim,
agt s when the summer has lied, to the
no great neglect of my legal practice,
to watch the changing color of the for
est trees, and sometimes, once in a
few years J visit New Vork, and pass
a sunny autumn day at Central l'ark.
o words at the command ot a super-
anuated oid lawyer, like the writer,
can irop:'rly de.-icnle the beauties o
that marvel of city gardening, - when
the frost has nut its imprint on the
myriad of trees and shrubs. A lovely
Mxit to all admirers of art in nature.
au l at any time Central l'ark becomes
indescribably captivating when its
plumage ha- changed from the emer
ald of spring and summer, and has
fosumod the numberless tints of the
ramliow. lo wander on, heedless of
whither my footsteps tend, and note
(bis specimen of gorgeous scarlet, that
(-lump of golden leaves and ever re
curring browns, silvers, purples, and
yellows is my delight. And when the
sun Mimes nrigiiuy and tne birds sing
their melaiK-boly songs it always
wins to me as ii uiey sung in unison
w illi nature; merrily when she is re
vising, serenely and with mellow
j less in i ue nays 01 neriiecav 1 reel as
if I had come into possession of my
f-nanisli castles, und 111 heart at least J
am a li'iv again.
J re.-all at th;s moment a visit made
to Central l'ark two years, ago. 1 am
not positive whether it was in the hist
davs (it'OclolKT or the first of Novt in
ber. Sufib-e it that the weather was
most be.iutiful. 1 had strolled altout
until I was weary and foots.re, and
had stopp:il to rest on the bridge over
looking the lake. As you will remem
ber, tin. bridge is reached from the
m ill by crossing the drive, and one
may loiter there and see all those who
l t-s in carriages. There were but few
people visible as I leaned against the
rail and surveyed the lovely scene
a'joiit inc. The sun wassiuking rapid
ly below a bank of gray, cold-looking
t-Iouds, a chilling wind was springing
up, and I was about buttoning my
-jr.it More firmly around me and set
ling out for the city when 1 noticed a
rattier distinguished-looUi:ig gentle
man down iy tie- jaKe. ile was, per
haps, tbirt v-live years- of age, and
was amusing himself by throwingieb
les out into the wrinkled waters. He
K'is a handsome fellow, smoothly
h:tvcu and tastefully dressed, though
.-something about the cut of his attire
crs;i.le'i me it was not of Amcric.ui
manufacture. I set him down in my
mind as an Knglish tourist, and as he
was now coming towards me 1 prepar
ed to scrutinize him more chiscly.
.Just as he was mounting the steps
which lead to w here I was standing
the rumbling of wheels diverted my
attention, and 1 turned my ga.ein the
ttpposiledircctioii. Presently a lady and
gentleman came dashing by behind a
pair of high stepping horses. J-'rom
jhe instant I he carriage came in sight
uri.' i' 't disappeared my eyes restisl on
he i.'I.V. l o say that she w as lieaii
ful beyi'ud the pywer of this land to
xpiess, scarcely dismisses the subject.
I never saw' Jo my recollection so
faultless a pair ot' shoulders. Her head,
too, was a marvel .-fli)Vfliiiess. There
was a poise about it which enhanced
the sweetness of the face, reminding
me of Lucca's, and the rich Jock of
i;air which escaped from control with
thcapid pace were as thoseof J)aute's
'Heati jce," like sheaves of gathered
Minsiiinc'. 1 stood spclIIound, as if un
jing. I hail pa-vd my way. I or a mo
ment 1 scarcely breathed, counting it
wrong to inhale the air, hallowed,
I thought it, by a recent presence
bordering n the divine.
'Lovely woman, iu't she came
from beside me, and as soon as I could
recover my equanimity 1 turned and
meeting the eyes of the pebble caster,
i r-p'ied :
'indeed, sir, you may well say so.
I ike liioct men of my years, I have
my sweet and hiitcr memories; I have
-asiles of gold and cedar, ami immense
domains in dreamland, I hrough which
Jlow silver rivers. My castles over
look lawns of perennial green and the
air is fragrant wih the incense m
orange blossoms and myrrh. Sitting
at my window at eventide, J see jut he
hmiinons atmosphere faces of won
drous beauty, but none fairer or more
f.ugclic than hers. A lovely woman,
"1 sujjose, ofcouie, you know her?"
"I haven't that honor. I wish I
had," J said. "Do you know her?" I
.My companion gave a long w histle,
nnd linally answen-d abrnptly: "Yes, I
lo know her, and she lias a history,
to ; but it is not known, nor of pecu
liar interest to strangers. I,ct it pass.
Jlut," he added, in a brisker vein, "I
mil surprised, if you area New York
r, that you do not know the brilliant
I ui ;iot a New Yorker," I lejoin
d, "I live In Cost on, and have never
heard of Mrs. Vaughn, I assure you."
"Well, you have of hep Jitlsband
,lire1y, " my entertaining friend re
n.Uied. "."sh;' is the wife of Howard
Villi"-!'!!, tlie c:ipita3)st Vaughn, ti'nt
lill""s v liuck, the rro:iil steeet bauk
trs." Vaii'hu is a line fellow, 1 think,
though 1 li'ivc abundant ivii-on to
hate liinl cordially. J'.Ut I lesprct the
man and LtUoic mv personal anim-i-tv.
He likes goof 1 mixes and good
living, but he is ;i man of cultivation,
aNo. You m iy remember him as
champion of Colonel Ciiale S. Hulk
ley, the explorer and cngiilrcr s. ')t
out to build an overland line of tele
graph from San l-"rancis-o to St. I'c-leYshin-g,
some yi-ars ago, and which
was abandoned with the unexi-led
suci-i-ss of th second Atlantic cable.
Vaughn afterwards w rote a lol; re
citing his experiences in Ihitish
America 'snow shoes and sledges'
J think was its title. Oh. yes, he is a
clever fellow; he writes articles for
i he daily pa)er.- on linauce, essays on
social and literary themes for the
magazines, and a (oem now and then,
no sweet and pathetic that you would
imagine its author to he some pasto
ral queen who had never wandered
JVom the shaded lanes and quiet forests
ot' her country home long enough to
,.ven hear the echo of a city'shuui and
bustle.'' . , ., , ,
.Mv e:n",:lu'0" subsided, and a. we
had lie uu w alking w hile he wa
.-IK-akinT;. he W1 tocuttingthe bushes
viih hU esine, nn-J seeni "l to le pre-
iceupied. 1 had become greatly inter
ested in hi remarks, and expressing
my lb;. nUs for the roiiiideiic he had
comiiiiiiiiea'ed, 1 intimated that I
should In- glad to know what reasons
lie b:el for haiin-; so giftoj a lil:ill as
Mr. Vaughn. I tut. my w ords seemed
lost on him. l'-vidently his mind wa
ir'scw here. W'e walked on In silcn -e
for so:, e- minutes, w hen mv friend
"Hid vou no: ice Mr. Vaughn at
1 replied that I did not. that my at
tention was so much cngroscd by the
latlv and her marvelous In-anty liud I
ll:ld not bestowed so lliln-ll as a glance
on her hiisbaiiil.
"I am sorry," continued my com
panion, "that you did not note him
l&xv closely J le js u wotidciful unui,
IKwsessed of a face never to lie forgot
ten. Horn in the country, he has a
n mire so informed by the Idyllic sur
roundings of his childhood, that his
manner is almost womanly in its
sweetness. Contact with the world
in latter years has polished him out
wardly to the last degree, so tha take
him all in all, he is really a most re
markable specimen of simplicity,
worldly wisdom, lanre-heariedness,
culture and allection delightfully blen
ded." We had now reached the exit,
and without ceremony, my friend
eajled a coi!e and plunged into it. I
was moving on, not a little perplexed
at all I had heard and his unceremo
nious manner of (putting me, and
had just signaled a Fourth avenue car,
when a carriage stopped beside me
and a voice I recognized at once Kaid:
"I suppose you would like to hear
her history, since you think Mrs.
Vaughn so !eautiful?"
To mv answer in the affirmative
the voice continued: " Well, come
and dine with me to-morrow night,
at the Clarendon, and 1 w ill tell you
all altout her."
And a hand w as put forth which
grnsped mine cordially, as the speaker
conclnded: "I somehow took a fancy
to you from the lirst, and over our ci.
gars to-morrow evening, I will tell
you a story so strange, inexplicable,
and sad, that you will have some
thing to think of for a longtime. Ho
at the Clarendon at seven o'clock,
sharp,and ask for Conrad Kirsehbaum
pshaw ! not a card with me, just my
luck ami you shall know all."
J readily assented, and my new ac
quaintance, falling back among the
cushions with a sigh, signaled wearily
to his driver to proceed, and the car
riage passed rapidly down .Fifth a venue,
quiekiy disappearing around a corner.
1 dined with Kirschbaum next even- i
ing, according to engagement. Alter
dinner he told me the following sin
gular story: He was the sou of the
Hev. Conrad Kirschbaum, deceased, of
Allentown, Pa. In lb'dhehad fallen
a prcv to a malarial fever, and went
abroad to recuperate his health. In
Paris he met Miss Marion Scudder, of
Albany; they fell in love, became en
gaged, and were to be married on
their return t Amereica. While they
were deep in their plans for future
bliss, the Commune revolted. The
siege of Paris began and progressed
without eliciting t.ieir attention un
til one day, w hen it w as too late to
leave the citv by the usual methods
of conveyances, they awoke to a real
ization that they were prisoners in a
U'leaguered city. From this point 1
will let Kirschbaum tell his own story:
"Oh, how I loved that girl howl
love her stilll Hut that is not to the
puriiose. There was only one way
out of the citv bv balloon. It was
with no small ditll'-ulty that 1 obtain
ed Marian's consent to leave by that
means. Hut she reluctantly complied
at last. Then I had no end of trouble
about gelling a baloon, and ran the
imminent risk of being shot in mak-
ng the start. In a few ihiys, howev
er, till was ready, i was to meet -Ma
rian at her hotel at nine o clock m t he
evening, and from thence we hoped
to quit Paris I m -fore night had set m.
As 1 was jiaeinglhe iloor at my lodg
ings she came to Me aooiusix o clocK
an hour before the time at which 1
had agreed to call for her. I remon
strated with her for jeopardizing her
life bv coming out of doors before
nightfall and without an escort; but
she averred that she felt so wretched
iwav from me, in the yreat danger
which threatened us, and seemed so
dependent on me that I ceased my
chiding. We left my lodging's about
fifteen minutes ! to re seven, and le-
tween seven and eight o'clock we step
ped on )oard the balloon, which,
when the word was given, shot up in
to the air and rose to a great height.
I lave vou ever done any ballooning?
No? Well, it is a queer sensation
which a man fei lsonhis lirsttnp. 1 lie
firm earth seems to drop from beneath
you, the people and (injects iielow
seeiy to tw r:;iidiy lading into space.
It is liniMssibie at it r.-;t to realize that
roij are ascending. It was a moon
lit night, and we could see that we
were pacing over the stiburlw of Par
is. To our rear lay the yact extent of
the city. Heneath us the laud, tVeea,
ho"-es and fields, swept past in Mich
rapid sin ccssiou that 1 decided 1 must
shorlly think about making a landing.
On which fio'e of the city 1 was I could
not determine, but 1 luew at the ter
rijc rate of speed we were going, I
must descend before long. Faster and
(aster the now indefinable objects be
low sw ept past us when suddenly the
report of a ritle startled me. j treat
ing from Murjfju, whose anus were
around me, and w hosu head res-ted on
my shoulder, I peered over the uje of
the car but could discover nothing.
'tt wee U'ing hred at, 1 judged, and
so with a yif'W to rising higher, and
thus placing oursclw mi? of range, 1
U gan to empty bags of lalhiM. 1 i;ow
abandoned ail thought of descending.
My only hoj- of safety was to go
higher and higher, 'H8-' balloon
seemed to shoot up a ljmiU.esgdisaitjc,
as the sand ran out. Uhe moon was
so low on the horizon that I knew
jt would .sink and leave
Us In total darkness and indescribable
desO.'ation, irtil s'lfc at all events from
hostile bullet!", The d"arl;i)."s and des
olation followed very fcUvrtfy after
wards und I rcsumei 1 my placd .ot -Mm-
rions side. She was brave and calm,
anil seated up there hi bouinijessspace,
knowing not whither we went, n'r ut
what moment we might be plungtd
into the yawning abyss of chaos below
lis, I felt how dearly 1 loved her, and
how little 1 deserved her love. A man
realizes his utter worthlessiiess at such
times, and feels how completely he is
Ql flic mercy of (Jod.
"In t lie &Iici,cj of that night Marian
and I found voice to talh of our love
and our future. And thus through
the night we sat motionless and talk
ed nidi) Marian grew silent and linal
ly dropped asleep in my lirms. I sat
supporting her fair head f'r uu hour
or more,; w hen 1 heard a plashing
noise, suggestive of water U-low us. I
listened, and again heard the com
plaining voices of the wave, lfeiijov
jiig M:i:iau from my arms 1 went and
looked over the side of the car, but
could sec noiiiim:. As 1 gazed the
sounds seemisl lo conic iic.iivr and
inure)', and at length the moving ob
jects Ih-iiciiiIi lK.-e.ime more distinctly
revealed in the increasing daw u w hich
win breaking. All at once I Ix-hcld
the movement In-ncath and around
me, regular mid recurrent, ainl in my
ears sounded the d.i-h of angry waters
the surging. fo:iuiimr. seething bil
lows of the seal 1 recognized then
that I had lieen gradually descending
bv reason of the pcreolafiu.'l of the gas,
and so I began again to east out bal
last. Tliis had t lie desired ellect, and
we rapidly ascended. , not we.
1'or when' I returned to where I had
left Marian sleeping, she w as gone!
"1 w ill not w eary you," he went on
rapidly, "w ith a recital of what I suf
fered in ihe next few hour. Though
1 was s.ilisihil I was su-peiided above
the Atlantic ocean, and the lieal ing of
the sullen waves b -nc.iili me .olil)ded
plainly in my cars, what eared I V
.Marion, my .Marion, gentle, loving,
ieerle Marion, bad ierishcd! And
how, only OoiJ aqd the angels knew!
I laid down in the b niotii of the car
mid waited Ibr death, .fer lying in
a scmi'd;izcd state for hours I was at
length awaKeiie;i io consciousness ami
action by a rustling, ser.ipu, sound.
As 1 lilgg'-'rcd l'' "'.v iv l'1 ""' oailonn
tilled, and it as only by a quick
movi nielit an I OV s-remioj-iy Homing
il... ringing n. u
thrown from the car. Heady and wil
ling lo die, with nothing but sorrow
ful'rccollcclioiis and a future n dull
and cold as the tomb, Fate decreed
that I should live. The car caught in
the top of some forest, trees, uud iu u
few inoment-s I was safeon terra firma.
I found a village close at hand, and as
certained that I had come to anchor
m Norway, lhat I was leside my
self with grief you can readily believe
Hut what could I do ? I could not
communicate with Marion's friends in
Paris, even if they btill remaim
there, whic h was unlikely, and ko
proceeded with all haste to Liverpool
and took the tirst steamer for lioin
From Allentown I wrote her friend
in Albany the sad story of Marion';
mysterious death, and my brother
who is a merchant hi Shanghai, lieing
on the point of returning to China,
accompanied him thither, hoping to
bury my troubles by diving into com
mercial pursuit. Hut it was useless1
I staved in China until last year, and
then camo to Xew York as a repre.sen
tativc ot mv brother's firm.
" Perhaps 1 told vou yesterday that
Central Park has a strange fascination
lor me. No? Well, it has. One day,
some months after my arrival, while I
was horseback riding, 1 came across a
lady and gentleman, and that is all
that I reuicmiier. 1 swooned in my
saddle and fell. When 1 revived 1
was lying in a summer-house near
w here I had fallen, rmd the result of
the fall was to put me in led for three
months. You naturally wonder what
caused me to faint. I will tell you. I
had seen Marion Scudder! And what
was w orse, I learned that she was mar
ried. You saw her yesterday, sir, in
the person of Mrs. Howard Vaughn."
"Hut how did she escape death?" I
inquired aghast. "Why did she marry,
why did '
"There is where the rub comes in,
he interrupted. "I arranged an inter
view when I got out again, and she
charged me with having betrayed her,
of having lelt tier to perish at I'aris,
while she maintained that she was m
readiness at the hotel at seven o'clock,
precisely, and that I never came to
her, which was tru-enough. Finally
she denied that she ever sat loot m
that balloon. And so, chagrined at
my supposed desertion and almost
crazed with fear, she was aliout to
give up all hope when Howard Vaughn,
a casual acquaintance of ours then,
came to her like a guardian angel,
and got her s:ife out of Paris. Piqued
by my supposed cruelty and suose-
nuentiy running away t y tuna, as
she inferred, and earnestly besought
by Vaughn, who really loved her, she
linally consented to become his wife.
Moreover, she blamed me for writing
wantonly, as she then believed, to her
relatives, thereby plunging them in
grief at her death while she was still
living and well."
"Hut who was the woman you took
with you by mistake, and whose un
happy death sent you off to China ?
How in the world could yon have
made such a blunder? 1 should sup
"Stop there, my friend," he said, in
measured accents, raising his linger,
"the woman I took from Paris was
Miss Marion Scudder, or tier ghost.
Why, sir, we talked of matters mat
ters allectiiig our future known only
to us two. Xn other person could
have why, sir," he exclaimed pas
sioimtely, "do you suppose 1 could
have madea mistake? Impossible, ab
'J Jut your story is so unreasonable
it stands, 1 ijan't believe in ghost:
1 cannot understand "
"You cannot understand," he said,
with biting scorn. "J cannot under
stand it, either, nor can she, and we
have lieen studvingupon it for months.
Do you suppose, sir, that vou, who
liayn't yet had thus? to digest the
bare faots, can understand what has
been and will lie a life-long enigma to
those who are most vitally interest
ed? J)o you imagine," he inquired.
with a burst of indignation, "that 1
would bring you lit re to listen to a
tamcvecital of matters that you could
understand after the speeilic state
ment that w hat 1 had to tell you was
strange, inexplicable and sad?"
1 saw that the man was in earnest
that he was deeply moved, but I could
not account for, nor could I scarcely
believe what I had heard, and still I
was satisfied that this was no mad
man's tale. I essayed an apology for
w hat I had said, when Kirschliaura
interrupted me, saying soothingly:
."There, there, never mind. ' I have
lost the brightest gem in the casket of
womanly gi'aee and le!i;ity, (tnd I lose
my temper when 1 dwell on tne hor
rors of that night. I have made my
self quite ill by letting my anger get
full rein. It is late; you had better
go, and leave me to myself."
1 was about w V'hhdraw, when he
sail: "I have unused you, m, but I
have likewise honored you. To no
other human lieing hae I ever told
that story, but I took a fancy to you,
as 1 told you yesteeday, and broke
the seal of silcn.ee. Think of me
kindly, and forgive my indecorum, if
you can. I am terribly unnerved.
I got very little sleep that night,
and irty tJp"oris and specuiatioiisonly
plunged me into deeper glqom than
ever. I depared of ever solving
Kirschbaum's mysteay, but 1 could
not keep this story out of my mind.
Thus two days 'passed, and I had made
my plans for returning home on the
evening train, when as I wa.s strolling
in Madison Place, I met Mrs.Hlossom,
a lady w hom I had known in Boston
many years liefore. She ha.1 frequent
)v invited m to her house, and once
or twice I htid gone, hut had general
ly felt my Vit
to mingle sutis-
faetorallv to mvself with the clever
people who congregated within her
hospitable wali.s, und 1 decided not to
go .again. Hut Mrs. Hiossoui w as very
pressing, and finally she said: "Do
stop over, tuiil copie to jny little party
this evening." Then she named
many persons of note w ho Would be
present, but 1 resolutely shook my
head, and held that 1 must positive
ly ifo home.
"Then you -yon't hue an opportu
nity of meeting Miss Vaughn, per
haps you'll never see her, and die's all
i answered qickly: "Well, then,
since vou will have it so, I'll come."
Ast lie readermny surmise, 1 changed
my mind hi view of the suddenly
oiK-ned prospect of mecl
hauui's love. True, Mrs. Hiossom had
spoken of the lady as Miss Vaughn,
but I had noticed a great ni'iiiy times
that Mrs. Hlossom's pronunciation of
"Miss" and "Mrs." did not vary.
She Missed ail ladies, married or sin
gle, even as she nn-x-d hitting plural
verbs to' tally with her plural nouns.
Hut let us not cavil at her pronuncia
tion or her grammar, her goodness of
heart made ample amends for her par
tiality for two negatives, aud other
eccentricities of speech, as well as for
1 was not aniiss in my calculation,
ami at JO o'clock that evening 1 found
mvself gaily chatting with my divini
ty' of the Park. We talked with the
utmost freedom and frankness, the
desparily hi our ages rendering it un-neces-ary
that we should observe the
little ceremonies common lietwecn
youiig people in society. We sjnike
lit length of Paris, and she listened at
tentively to all 1 said of the French
capital, "its arts, industries, and archi
tectural splendors, si
she could go there some day, she stud
'(,'o there again, I presume yoii
mean." 1 observed, adding that I
ho cd she would mid llie city more
quiet tiii") '! 1be old days oft!
mime, she bestowttj on me
I the t om
zled look, but said nothing. Presently
I continued: "Kir.-elibaum told me
that M range, sad story. Perhaiis 1
ought not to speak of the balloon
nivstery, but really 1 have studied it
over so much 1 can scarcely think of
anything else." Her puzzled look
gradually (hanged to one apparent
fright, and to pacify her I concluded
"Pardon me, Mrs. Vauglian, I can
undcrstaud yuur feelings.; it was in
deed a most Inexplicable and mysteri
ous attair. l he only pleasant thing in
connection with it is the manly atti-
tu le Kirschbaum maintains. I can
assure you and your husband "
"jny nusoaiid:" she ejaculated, m
surprise, "why sir, I have nohusband,
at least not yet," she said blushing
" It is no secret in society, however,
that I shall soon wed with Signer
Foeretti, the tenor."
It was my turn now to ejaculate.
"Not married !" I returned, "and
who, pray, was the gentleman with
whom I saw you riding in Central
Park on Monday?"
"Why, my uncle of course Captain
Peters, of the lnman 'line," she re
plied; and who is this Kirschbaum,"
she inquired, "of whom you speak as
line Knew me? I remember no gen
tleiiian among my friends hearing
"My dear Miss Vaughn," I said, re-
sjiecttuuy, "l am all at sea. Some
body has gone out of his head possi
bly i, jieradventure another man, tint
tilings are getting queeily mixed m
saying which I w ijied the beads of per
spiration from my face, which were
exuding from every iore. "Pray par-
ueii me, nut may 1 aslt who you are?"
Somebody is certainly demented
All your talk about the Commune.
the balloon mystery, and my going to
I'aris again, was as a sealed book to
nie. but I let it liass. hnnimr u-pshoiihl
flounder out of the maze shortly. As
io wnoni j am, i supposed Mm. Jilos-
som uau ioiu you. i am oiiivau as
i A , , -
piring woman with a soprano voice
which the critics say promises future
distinction for me, and, indeed. 1
have been very successful in ' Mignon.'
it is not pleasant loi me, as you see
sir, to speak of nn self ( her sweet fac
an puiiuuiiy nusneu , tiui we seem
to lie drifting so hopelessly thatl have
nswered your question in all can
as i uirned to apologize i saw
jirschbaum on the opposite side of
the room, engaged in inerrv con versa
lion w iin .Mrs. lilossom; He hud not
seen me, apparently, and I changed
my lmsition so that my face would not
lie visible lo him, and said to Miss
My dear young- lady, you shall
nae ample apology lor w hat no doubt
seems to you like rude conduct from a
man old enough to have a nroner. re
gam ior a iaiv a iameriy leiiderness.
. ...1 c i . , j. ,
indeed, for a woman of your age ; but
U fore J say in explanation I wish to
asK a question. Y ill you kindly tell
me if you ever saw that handsome.
miooth-faeed gentleman liefore. who
is talking w ith Mrs. Hiossom?"
Oh, yes, indeed" she replied. "I
know him very well.'.
"Oh, you do, eh?" I returned netu-
jciuiy. --1 oare say you do "
She looked at me reproachfully, and
said very gravely : "We may a well
igree ;,s io disagree. our last re
mark was intended to lie invidious.
mo i sunmu inai you nave no reason
..ii ..i ..... . . . , - '
to annoy me turther."
1 1 J had been a vounavr man i be
lieve I should have determined as I
lood looking down into thd-denths of
.Miss Vaughns angelic eves, to cast
the gauntlet at Signor Feorctti's feet.
nid enter the lists as a competitor for
the smiles of her who held me snell-
loimd with her graceful Uautv.
'Hut no," thought I, "all that ispast
or me; i am vuiioiii lo a memory:
let me not add weakness, even in
thought, to my tiulnabie rudeness."
Xf.era moment I found voice to ask
" And w ho is this gentleman?"
"1 thought you knew him. or I
should have told you that liefore," she
rejoined, half pityingly. "That is
Mr. John K , the somewhat cele
brated actor, who has just returned
from Australia. lie will play a round
of old Knglish characters "soon, at
"iluve yoi) known him long ?" I
"Oh, yes," she added, laughing,
"since childhood. He is, in fact, my
brother his real name is Silas
I felt faint and giddy, but summon
ed strength toask if thegentleman w as
a man of veracity. She regarded me
with a look of genuine sympathy, as
if by the quick intuition of her sex
she had made a discovery and said
slowly, " Y-e-e-s: and n-o. 1 Ie is truth
ful enough about matters of vital im
portance, bul ha sometimes lets his
imagination run wild foramusement,
and at such times 1 have heard Soth
ern say that he evolved such roman
ces as to create the impression among
his professional friends that he missed
hjs chilling in not going into fiction. I
hope," she eontluued, with si woman
ly sweetness that went to iny soui, j
and which I shall never forget, "that
Silas hasn't been "
At this moment Signor Feoretti
came up, and I stood on one eidej and
as this soon-to-be . mated pair were
temporarily engaged in conversation
I quietly passed through the throng
to the lower rooms. Here, w hile don
ning my coat and hat, I encountered,
and bade M v. llqss,om an abrupt
good night, and thence I proceeded
to my hotel. And as I passed thither
uud.tr ihti silent aolitary stars, 1 le
gan to study ujion a plan for the re
generation of those misguided sons of
men who sjieak with most miraculous
organ, but with au utter disregard of
t1""!1:. I Confess that I have not pro
gressed well thus far in perfecting my
j 'Jan, and every dav occurrences some
times make me foei that 1 have not
only entereu upon my life work, uZ.
if we are not without occupation in
the next world that I shall still have
food for study and reflection, even af
ter 1 have passed to where, "beyond
these voices," all is jieace,
foil Tiimiss is .'oing to Paris. lie
says: "It will le the third Kxjxisi
tion that 1 have attended in that city.
I attended the Kxposition of 1S7." as a
Senator; I attended the Kxposition of
l S'."'i as a reftlgee, tint 1 ani going to
this one as a gentleman, bv Uod,
Oi t 'I'm K!.ov Vi ki. in the cx
trcmity or his disgust, says tiu-rc is
t much of the "g(od Imiv" husiness
about Hayes, and that ''he should
have l.ec!i electeil to the Superintend
eiiey of a Sunday School, instead of to
t he I 'residency of a great Kepublie."
r.ul Sunday School Suix-rintelidents
are not elected by Heturning lioanis.
Tut' capture at Shipka I'ass grows
ith the further news und now rivals
the great victory at l'levna. Twenty
eight thousand prisonerti were taken,
liesides ejht Held guns, a thousand
horses, twelve mortars and as many
siege guns. From all jioints the news
-hows that the bottom lias dropjied
completely out of the Turkish cause.
Tin: Macon Telcyraph, speaking of
lluJloeU's acquittal, says "it will never
fully le known how many politicians
may have been interested in helping
the' alleged crinnial to escape the
meshes of the law." That's what's
the matter all round the board.
political rascal can lie tried ai(d colli
vicled now-a-days without involving
any iiumU-r oi' t'uentlcmen of tlu
AccotiDi N to bis opinions express
ed in a recent interview, Hon. (Jeorge
II. Pendleton, the new Ohio Scuutor,
favors the retirement of National banks
mid favors tile issue of greenbacks in
place of National hank notes, the re
peal of the resumption law, the re-
iuoietiz:ition of silver and the issue of
circulating mediums by the (jovern
incnt, and making silver, gold and pa
per interconvertible at par A pretty
.i-ood exposition of "the Ohio idea."
An I hilish lady recently died worth
..n-Kyioo bequeathing her" sister $3,
OW and the rest tQ other people.
We have a Full Line
n AGHICITLTUil AL IMPLEMENTS
vises, iellowe, fcerew 1'Iates, iile, and Ea.p, Ifammer?,
Axes, Jiand taws, Hatchets, Augers. CbLsek Eracea and
iit.s, urub Hoes and JUattooks.
llames, I races, Collar., Back Bauds, Ilanie StrinL's Duubla Trees,
SiDgle Trees, TIow Line.?, Tlow
33 Founds of Mis for OHE DOLLAR Cash.
A LAliGE ASSORTMENT OF
3"- STREET OO
Jan. 11, 1378.-3m,
For the Cure of Fever and Ague
( Copied from (he Xcw
llasrill'H Chill Cure Is unouestionably oue
to the pnbllc. hs It Ik beyond Htiy uuestioa u
CHII.IJS aud FKVER of no malter how many
lne, aisenio or oiner aeieinouM uruifs, n chu neiveu huh i ii-w iiiiiiiiny u eiuiurei.,
ami ia moreover a uplmriid Tonii: mid line Appenzr, aud can Ue taken with splendid re
sults in all eafes of general nebllity. This iinely has never failed In perfecting a cure,
u ml nAMriK lint, a trial bi mnvinoe the most oketiHoa!."
.Vote. The Fronrietor will Day tine Hundred
touud to be composed ol tiniuine, arsenic, or
Jt or bale uy 1 . Ii. loiuiuoih, xeuu.,
HEIV11Y V. 3IAOILL,
Proprietor and Afamiaeiurer, loi fourth Avemie, Louisville, Ky,
(AT TIIE OLD 8TANI),)
South Main Street,
The most superb turnouts furnished on the fdiorte.-t no! ic-, nnd at the most reasonable
rates. Special attention paid lo boarnlua stock nnd Mm iny ; v.-lucle-. We r.in a line oi
omnibuses from our sluble, and all orders left at the Jiolel or liable will receive prompt
ANDREWS, BAEKLEY & CO.,
: 0. 7 SOUTH
PLOWS. STSAW CUTTERS, CIDER KILLS,
ItUBBEI. AND I.EATIIEU BEETISO, ETC.,
Wludi will bQ sold as cheap as the cheapest.
II OF 1878 !
of Seasonable Goods.
Undies and JLu-nesa. Sa.ldle.s.
Points, Guns aud ristol-.
GOODS, AND PFJCES AL-
and Malarial Fever of Every Kind.
Osteons Prtec Cnrrci(.)
of t he most marvelous remetl '.ps ever ofT-Ted
positive anit tipeeily cure lor ml oases of
years htiiKlin. lualaininy neither ijtiln-
Dollars lor every :ron ol his Chill Cure
other deleterious substance.
auu oy oiuer urugi;isis generally.
Cor. Main and Eight Ht
. t-s A 4 ' if-
K V- ' t - ire ' )!
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery?
SOAPS, COMBS AND BRUSUKS,
Trusses, Supporters, Shoulder Braces, Fancy and Toilet
Articles, Book3 and Stationery, Kerosene Oil,
Lamps and Chimneys,
Garden Seeds, Glass,
And Dye Stun", Etc, Etc.,
Pure Wines and Liquors for Medicinal purposes Patent MeJic.'nea, etc.
We have now lo su re a
Staple and Fancy Gorceries,
Fresh Fish, Oysters
Aud will uoj ho uui.li rsol. I
Goods Received Daily!
OUR P.VUCHKU ANIJ (iKOL'NU
house twii-e per wcetf,aud eau lie
In tin biiekets, eiiis or i'hii jisters
OUK TKAJS are uueiiualed In iinalliy mid iuh-m. W'e will duplicate
New Vol k or auy olhei prices. 1'arties piurniisiii liaif poumU oi
pounds, will be liirnished with a lancy cauuisler, lead lined and
haadsoiiiely ornamented, kkkk.
ouk i.n fci are oia mill pure,
puriHiseK. il,ve us a trial and bo satisnoil.
We paj cash for licon, I'linluc.', Hutterand y.z-.'ti. MX' (lood
delivered Iree iu the city. Jce luruishtd to lamillesiluilug the season.
"-ll to Trade Palace,
SHEPPARD I HARRISON,
DRY-GOODS, BOOTS, SliOES, HATS, CLOTHING, HTAl'LE AND FAN
CY CiltOCElUl S, WHEAT, COI IN, ?.IEAL, l l.Ot'J!, J5A-
CON, I.AltD, SL (iAi:, COl l EK, SALT,
.iul cvfrvlliin? usu.illv hvt in "i l"i-l--I.iss Imiis... Als m Mis n 1'air
liank'sKtan.lard Sial.s, t'OItX, HAY, IK MIS, CATTLE, ETC.,
ami fruar:int' llu ir i; i s t Ik 'i- clicapa-i flic clifnjK-st.
Junction: ill. .Tlonsaut ami ll:uiijiliirc iikcs,
LIVEEY, SALE & FEED STABLE,
Koj. 5, 7 and 9 East Hain t., Coluabia, Tennessee.
iliUek A M.Kire's old Stand,)
Will keep Blwuvf on blind UHST-'l At-H SA1 MK AND IIAKXKKM liOhHtM, lit'fl.
(ilKS, CARKIA(iE AND HAIiOl'CHl-i. which uewitl lineal nma .nalid rale. Lirre
and coiiiiiiodioUH rcnijos fur wtcrin veMcles ol all Kinds, and lor IxiaidlnK Lorn'" iu
oouneclioD with I his Klnhle I here are two larije ulii-ds lor the accoinmoiialioii of driver
of hornes nnd nuilew. Uncle Tom my hiui;:usM Ktill lio'ds 1 ne reiiH of the -'OLD KKI.1A
BI.KOWNIIH's," andalleriiie wiin llilKKiablo. All c.iJln lull at -ilher fcUble will rm
oci ve prompt at i-enlion liom uelo I on: rny.
Howard fc 'arpenter, or riillie MKre, ili'eir Agent, c ri be l und at all lline at this t.
ble toglv the LiiKiet uiaiket piico lor luulea. Allan fiurt, Cluk, cun be fuu-id a
UUs tiWe a; all ituont Uurlas Ui uisUt. UecU-77.u.
MiO FANCY GROCERIES !
OFFERED TO MERCHANTS
Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
Hi!eodid assortment of
and Game in Seaon !
on same eraJ-s aud iiualllles
Stock Always Fresh!
Ci IKI'KKS ro roasted In our own
relied on an lining tr'-so. W'e pack
f suit. i-nsio?nr., kkkk.
nun oannol be equaled lor medical
I. X. li.vr.NKlT. 1. T. 11UUUK4
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
( ll!'i.-i : - in W-l .Mritu si r. t, (iiriiu-l ly oo
cujicjil by l'limnHM t l;.ii-iu'tl. jjan. 1-77-ly
W.M.KI i: liliKI.N. 11. S.'I IIOMPMJN"
Green & Thompson,
Attorneys at Law,
Cohmibi'i, 'renin sscv.
Will rM-llv. In nil 111- vhpi'iih coin I - (!
Mf.nrv iinl ii 1 ni4 iMmliis. S.vclnl nl,-
;ein kiii 'i -n to coiivclioii. juu. 1-77-1'.
( 'oluitil'i.l, 'l elillcsset
Will p. :-tl
cou u I tt'S.
O. W. Witherspoon,
Attorney at Law,
Will iitteicl n il h I'riiiu pi i.i-ss lo nil l.i'qul
HllSl II, I: III I II -I I'll In Ills ,-;o ,-, III M.mry Hml
m I j i o i r i itilii-s. sun-l in Kill Ion to col-
ItH-iiiiu :ni'l I li'iiii'li ' s ol nil Ultiil-. ('Illof;
- Wljlilliorim hiork. .mil I-77-ly.
P. H. Southall, Jr.,
Attorney at Law
Spo'-Ul lltlit!iin iiicu
Oftiou: WluiUioi no lUm-k.
x. ii. i. mm:v. w. j. Mvicf
Looney & Sykes,
Attorneyn at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
C'oluinhi.'i, : : : 'i'eniicf.scK
W. C. Taylor,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
( 'Ufinli.i, 'ri iiiu-.-fc.
niTlci-: -Willi Mi-lHiwtlUV YVi lister. Wliit
llKiriie llloc k. J ill. l-7ii-. .
It. 11. HANSOM.
Taylor & Sansom,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors ia Chancery,
( 'ohimlija, T-iiiiessi-e.
VS'l'l prH.-IU-o lu Miinry Hivl hJI
pouiilifs, mill in Hie SuiirHiiii- u I
I'ouKmhI Niinl:vili. i-in-rli, 1 hi lu il loll nl ve.-i
to tli riilkfliiri ol clmiii.j. t i.iii-i: Soul Ii
Hlllu piillllC M1IIMV. J.in. 'v-T7-Jy.
John V. Wright,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
( 'uhliiil.i.l, 'rrliuc-isi-f,
i!lii : Wliilthiiruo lllock, Cp-mairs.
May ."! h-T7,
A. M.ltlXiilKS. A. M. Ill lilltH, Jr.
A. M. Hughes & Son,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors .a Chancery,
(')Iiinilii;i, '1 cniiisscf.
Will piaclii-e in the Co in -i of Maury ntnl
4 Ijiiiniiit; cou in i-, ami .Snrriiic mut l-'il-eral
Coiirisul Nusliv-ille. Tl.u strictest al
ien t loll Kill l - i;i vrll lo ii II Imsi in ss .tl u.t
cillolluir rare. i;i.r : S'iil Ii side West
Main si ri-i I, iind dixit- lrnm liiu sijuare.
K. C. MhOWKfl.. W. .1. WI-.IISTKH
McDovell ot Webster,
Attorneys at Law
t'liliuiilii.-i, Ti iiim-.ns(...
J T WILLIAMSON
Attorney at Law,
ROliT. M. McKAV,
McKay & Figuersf
ATTOHNJ-JVH - A-'J' - JA. XV,
Colunilil.i.'li nm sM i;
Will prnctli-e In Mhiu v nnd iidleet ennn
tloM. lVo'iipt alleulioii K'ven to biiKlfint
iitruHi,i1 IoIIihiii. 1 1;. i o.: - llrou ii lilia:U,
ap himItm. No. irivoulii Hide pniiiic Muare,
Auu. ID H77.
J. T. Ji. (OCLU.AX,
Ami Solicflur in Chancery.
Prompt attention lor
' Went rsovelltn
it reel, Col lint bin, 1 eu
'-p7 77 ly.
itt::::j a. In ::i h': ia Chancer,
Columbia, Ti:nu .itp.
OfTIi-e flu the South Sldu
wllh Wilkes A Hullock.
of the fsriiiiu
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Room No. -0 Colouado llulldlug,
NASHV1L.LK, - - - TENN.
Will attend to I'll lt:siic.sK i nlriiKted tit
hlMrare with prom iiI.iii-s,. Keti
in to ThlKl
National Kauk ol Nashville.
J. W. McKISSACK,
Attorney and Counselor at Law
CoIiiiiiIiIh, Tt-ri iwssee.
W III at tend M ru t ly to Irasim it nt rusted
to him In iiiiv ol tin; eoitiM ol Miiiwy and
Mdjotllllli; colllll le, HMit in Uu- Nilpli liit Mild
h'tili-ral l'ot::.i4 at Nashville. 'ollecl I'jnn
and vcU'i iin'iiis of aii knuls allendinl U
with prom pi i:-ss. m
Ofllce VN littlimi ne lllock. iiiuylJ-77
u. 31. vaddia:,
Col r. i it I in, T'-ii 111-m.ci
i Ml'.ee No.
lllia k K
phis, 1 1 1. ii.
II (.r-l.ll S,.
lets In I rs. .1. p. ,
'1 i-i.M.; I i. I.. H.
W. '. liMko
Mimiii-, M ni
W. C. SIIEITAHD,
Co' inn hla, TeiiliesMee.
Oi I H i; -Next do-ir I
Mulhodist ( luircli.
DR. Il Alt LAN,
Physician and Surgeon
1 1111 fSl I I I I,
Nov. .'li 77-ly.
( 'il.CMI l A, TKNN.
W. It. JOIINSTON.M. D.,
Han ret in ncu lo oin mh'a mid rennmeil
the pmel ice ol 1 i.-n'-l I v in ail 11m hraui'heo.
Oltlee At the resl', ei.ee ol Mis, It. U. la w,
KlKhlh Street. oepl. 11-11.
Bool and Slice Maker,
Columbia, : : Tonnetsee.
I desire to ay to mv old ciist,tner nml
others, thai 1 still iiiuKe iloil. ami Klims,
aud th.it no one else l-i hoi liorlx.il lo Hei
them. Any ierwiii or mer.'liKiii prelendlinc
to sell my
DUbllc. lor he Ik MM hit a r ilsehood.