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First National Bank
Of Columbia, Tennessee.
lo;iil mid Lodging S:20.00 jicr mouth
Does a General Banking and
T. W. XEE3EE, President.
By ALFEED S. HORSLEY.
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1878.
VOL. XXIII. NO. 20.
K. V. EULWlLEIt, - I Proprietor
t- -') a-r r , ......
1 hold it true what'cr befall,
I feel It when J sorrow musi;
Tin better to have loved auu lost
Than iievei to have loved at all!
November storin of w ind and rain
rasjinr. furiously,' twisting, tht
iwre. tr.uitu iiraneiics oi me trees m
Tl mil i ton I'jvrk, and hurling tiio.se
which fctond near it against the sides ot
Hie great stone house, as if wreaking a
in il spite upon it and all within. 'J'lie
rain that fell in sheets, and that came
thiving on the jlate-gla.s.s window
panes in great angry gusts, was plain
ly audible in the- luiliiantly lighted
room v here Roland- Westerton wa
i-ittiti'.r.-l'or till the double barriers of
insi le, tight closed shutters, and
heavy, sweeping curtains of rich, dark
crimson damask, that deiientled from
tilt; walnut and gilt cornices to the
Aubuisnn carpet on the Jloor, ol
warm, glowing crimson, that merged
into pink and creamy yellow hues.
It was a noble apartment, long, well
proportioned, with a do.n windows
alternating with mirrors set in the
n ;;!l with rare and magnificent fur
niture, from which the "new" look
was so completely worn off thatevery
tiiing suggested a .delightfully used and
cosily comfortable condition.
JJi.-fore the fire, in a low, deep chair,
with bis hands clasjied at the buck of
his bend, and his feet stretched out to
tbeg- nial warmth, Koland Westerton
"as sitting, hearing thesobbiug sliriek
t the storm that was ixiwerless to
hurt bins physically, but every drop of
which seemed falling like paralyzing
ic:-drops on bis heart every wail of
which was a .personal voice that re
minded him of a night similar to this
twenty years ago, when hope, and
fait!), and joy, and love had fled from
his heart at I'.eryl I)eans bidding.
A vision of a face came before him,
pure as a blossom, fair as a lily petal,
sweet as a rose, modest and as iinas
Miming as a violet.
He remembered it so distinctly even
tsfter twenty years, when he was a
gray haired man of fifty gray-haired
man as much from the troubles and
pangs of memory of all those years
as irom the course ol nature
1 le remembered with a pain that
t milled bis heart overall the gloomy,
joneiy years years lie natt oeen so
sturdily loyal to the one love of his
life: years during which no woman
bad ieen able to tempt him into shar
ing his wealth or heart with them;
years when he had learned that in
this world there was never more the
happiness for him that fell to other
If she had only died, Mr. Wester
ton knew he would have had a suIh
mis-.ive .satisfaction, compared to
which Ihe sullering he had undergone
wo'iid have been almost happy con
tent. Ihit to know she had lived and
played him so cruelly false; to know
she b:id not died, but was more than
dead to him it. had lieen an awful
i rouble to him, and the traces of it
were on hN grave, fine face to-night as
he j-a! immersed in the past, as a drea
ry rain ami wind tempest always had
jMv. ( r toimmersc him, just as the odor
of a Mower, or the chords in a song,
will leeall painful memories.
It bad been just such a night as this
when hi. brother llerliert had come to
him, amid the gaiety and brilliancy,
and nmsic and dancing at Mrs. (ir.-in-thamVrcceptioii,
and linked his arm
1 hrough liolaixl's and led him off to
the deserted silence of the library, and
then confronted him, pale with pity,
"11 (land, you may not forgive ine
f.r hriugingyoii here to almost break
your heart. Iilt if is mydiity. Koland,
have I not lime an 1 again warned you
th:if Mis IVan, was only consenting
lo m rry you bec.iuse you were
It land looked at him in unfeigned
"And what if you have? I am sure
lVr I lovis me, ami that is suffi
cient." "It would U- if it were true, and I
have brought you here to tell you the
lime ha-come when I can prove, le
youd the shadow of a doubt, that Miss
l Van b:is another lover. I saw her in
hi-aims not. five minutes ago."
ISol.md was on his feet in a second,
,-i smoldering fury ami jealousy on his
v bite face.
"You .lid? Who is he? Where
were I hey.' Oh heavens, Herbert, if
you are lv.ng to inc!"
1 lerl;-rt' lip curled.
"I can mv no advantage to le tle
rived by such a course, if you wish, I
iH t ike you to the conservatory, and
you can ee fir yourself."
They went silent, like a foe creep
sngoi) his viCim, and in the tender
;io tin of Ihe quiet, warmly fragrant
place, Jtolantt Westerton had seen
lleryl lVau his beautiful, nserved
darling, whom reticent reserve had en
chanted him, Ills own Islrothetl wife
with her arms about the neck of her
companion, and her lovely eager eyes
looking up in bis.
He was a tall, handsome fellow.
Koland saw that at the tirst Itewilder-
tvl trlanee, and Ti would have sprun
tit him and thro tied him before her
-. had not I It rlert gently restrain
loi'l Ik ra.-'i! Listen, ami he-ir
what sbt'ttvs to mm."
And he had Jidened, stooping lie-
Ihiiitl the hixurfmf shliblery, to
Jicrvl's low, loving vulee.
. "II almost kills me to thliik It will
li- st Jong ictorc l see you again,
lear: must yo'.i go".
The voinK ifjan vaseanssing a tiny
-curl that lay oil Ueryl's fair lorehead.
I dare not t,iy. hktc you are
lleryl. It is the .-liwivst nt:iiu"iis.
What if vtiur hilsltttiuj loin-should sus.
lecl -." v !
She silenced him by a Mft liniul laid
on his lips.
'lliish, ilearest! He will never
Know, you may Ih sure. I lovo yon
loo well to In-tray you. You In-lfeve
that, dou'r dear?"
Then he .-ttrop.J a'l'l kissel hell
"Mv tlarling, i believe everything
vow say.' L-t us walk farther on; J
'imagined I heard some una coming.
One little quarter of an hour, audthen
1 must go as 1 came. Ifl onJv might
take you with me! Oh, Beryl- "
And as his entreating voice lietl
away in the distance. It lafitl sU'eight-ciie-i
iiis t.-dl figure iii riidiiy of fu
rious w rath.
"he is fale! Herbert I thank
ml til'ter that night IW-ryl Iran's
jijf Jiad ijever passe I his lips. When
.a nt.te caiU4- iVom her that expressel
Jicr wonder i lis proloiced nhsonee
irom her. he rctr; jt without oiH'ii
jicj: it. When an iudijitiuut rcintai
Mranec followetl, It suffeitd a hk fate,
-1 1 1 1 so it elided.
Months after, lleryl IVan left the
t ity. a))d now t wenty vetu-s nfu-r m
v,onl or iiewshatlcome (mm herlireet.
ly, while H land livetl his lonely, care
less life in the mi. 1st of his wealth, not
i en I he memory of a U-autiful past to
think upon, with only t he taste ol huch
bitter )ea lea lrtlit llM)ii ins iis as
u.ts there this storm v .Novemlier
ilreaking in uj:i the reverie f
p liu that wasumisually acute to-night,
1 liere came a sharp, mjx.'rioUs sum
mon at the front entrance of the sil
ver goir;: that thrilled out alxve the
noise of the storm, that penetrated
:li u:iileas:iiitl v htart liriir dixfinet-
room whcrt Mr. Wesier-
lb-listened lo the prompt reonsc
cl" the servant, wondering with an en
ergy i:' interest that surprised himself
who or w hat could want him or Ium at
such .-. time of night, iiisui ha fearful
lb- did no: know the path Kate b.ul
been making for bis feet all lhs.
years, was at last ready for him to
tread, or that the ''grim, unseen wo
liian" on the t bre holt I was hurry'iMg
He did not know how plainly the
finger of destiny was jointing to tlieai
pointed way, when a servant handed
him a clumsily faded, hastily penciled
note, written evideiity in an extremi
ty of pain and deteiininatioii. .
He saw that much at a glance at
ami yet indicating, in its up and down
stroke, a dogged slubljorniiess to say
what wasto le saitl, if the penalty
of the exertion - were severely paid
when the name was suliscribed Her-
liert Westerton, with a long struggling
mark at the lotto:n of the tirst letter,
looked as if the pencil and hand- hail
fallen and dragged across the paper in
sheer prostration when the cltort was
.Mr. V estertoirs brows contracted,
then his mouth compressed to more
than its usual stern expression, as he
saw the signature for the first time in
vears and years for the first time
ince his brother had gone from home
so long, long ago.
Ami now the message from lnni was:
"Holand, I am dying, t'onn' ' to see
me at once, as you w ill value your own
Kace or muni m your last extremity.
r or heaven s saKe, come ami let me
confess and be forgiven."
Was it a wonder that the angry
parting of nearly a score of years agone
was forgotten in that solemn adjura
tion? Was it any wonder that within
two minutes the Westerton carriage
was dashing alou, with Koland
Westerton an I the messenger inside,
in the dense darkness of the tempest
1 he summons hail icen sent none
too si sin. Ileiitert Westerton was
dying, ami Koland knew it the instant
he saw tlw glittering supernatural
eyes, m contrast with the eatJaverou
ghastly face, the tense blue mouth,
from which the unnaturally stroll
voice came shrillv.
"1 am glad you lost notime, Koland,
oldlioy.You see there is no time to lose.
Don't tell me not to talk. Jean only
hasten the end by a little, ami when
I've told you the secret I dare not
carry into eternity with the rest of my
sins, I don't care how soon it comes."
Koland hail taken the icy cold hand
that lay. waxen and pallid, on the
counterpane. He had opened his lips
to say something, but Herbert had
Now he answered quietly
"1 do not fancy that there can be
anything so direful on your conscience
against me as need make you feel as
you evidently do. Suppose I grant
my forgiveness you ask, and we'll let
the matter rest." I"
"No, no! You shall know it was I
who ruined your life, blighted your
happiness, and separated you anil
lleryl. It was I, Koland. Before my
Judge 1 swear it was no fault of
Beryl's! 1 took you into theconserva
tory to see a meeting ln-twccn Beryl
Dean ami her brother a fugitive from
justice, who had taken that occasion
to see his jet sister, it was i who in
flamed your jealously purposely to
separate you because 1 loved her, too.
Kolantl, antl that is the only shadow
or excuse i can mm. i loveu ner, ami
ihe hated me, and you know the rest.
Itolaml, I don't deserve it; but I am
Ivimri Will you forgive me? Will
you will you?"
Koland sat there motionless anil
pale us a statue, his eyes blazing ill a
KTleet storm ot iury ami woe; ana ne
looked straight into the humble face
of the man who had so woefully
wronged him the man who was al
ready more a possession of the Angel
of J ixtUli than of Life.
This serious fact apiK-atfd to mm.
He raised his bond in solemn dignity, j
"HerU-rt, 1 forgive you. K is hard
hard to do when I think of mysclt.
When 1 think uHu r it is harder slid.
My heaven ! It was an aw ful thimr
to'do, llerliert. But I forgive you!"
He laid his hand on the cold one, so
weak, so helpless, but the lingeia
closet! spasmodically over it.
"Heaven reward you lor it: j'.ui
there's worse yet a letter! It came
from her to my old address a week
ami I would not send it to
you as she prayed
trunk lorgi ve
Holand stood like a man in a dream
dazed, stunned into momentary le
wildelinent. The dead face of his
brother before him; the terrible reve
lation he had heard, and more start
ling than either, the fact that Beryl
Dean had sent a message to him
through his brother, and that brother
BoJand hail to crush down the
thoughts ami feelings that threatened
to madden him.
The trunk stissl open, and the letter
was undoubtedly in it the letter that
would seem like a mesrsage from an
other world almost, so long had heaiid
Beryl Ih-cii parted; and his heart seem
ed almost stopping .its U-ats as he
plunged among the papers to fintl an
ciivcoie directed to his brother in the
old well known hand, that "w many
years ago thrilled his very son J.
It was the briefest message, in
Beryl's own hand, bidding HerU-rt
tell him Koland to come to her
once more In-fore she died of the sud
den illucws that might any hour term
inate her life to come for the mem
ory's sake of olden days. If she died,
it would do no harm; if she recovered
they could go their ways again. But
to come only once.
lolaid Westerton was almost beside
himself iw u read it. Beryl, his own,
Beryl, even yet, a;.tj may hap dying,
liegging him lo come, and he1 -yonder
man called to his account nad sup
pressed the summons, and now
heave;; knows! it might be too late.
He riyetoi directions on ms
whirling brain with one emir,ir: lie
pi ye a direction or so jo the servant of
the hotel, regarding his brother's re
mains, and then ru&.-jn' ms car
riane, and way tlrivei; franlioully to
the fctalJon, where he merely caught
the last train iiflt( that lauded
him -u the bright sunhi.,e f tbi iiext
morning in tho city w here the love of
early days awaited him.
Tlp-re were wild prayers on his lips
and vague iio',)cs in his heart, and sharp
sudden glimpses of us he was
driven to the address of tle lotto; and
then, when he gave a ringof the bell at
the door, ii sfcmcd as if it was a sum
moiKS that decided some terrible thing.
All elderly lady answered thedoor, to
whom he put his question so uhrupiy
that she J-wkeij at him in distrustful
ness, "I nUh hseo Miss Dean at oueo, f
if you Jtlefl-se." jMaid.
She turned to a owe! faced young
jrirl who passed through tUn ball at
"The gen; Ionian wishes to see Miss
Beryl, Mi,s iracie. Shall I show him
And the ilalaiul Westerton followetl
the lead of the quiet voiced, placid
faced woman until be stood tM-side
an oien cottin, from which Beryl
I Van's -white, wan, aged face looked
np.stHiuped with themvstery of death,
with the puaee thai passeth human
He said nothing. He Mood there,
Hoods of thought surging over him.
memories playmghavoewitli his bruis
ed, hurt heart buret of hot tierce an
ger rising against the other Jeml,
Then the woinan'ssympathetie voice
spoke "It was quite sudden, sir
as mueli trouble as sickness that kill-
ed ner, imi:. -iu ii toy ia-si 5!ie
seemed U-lter and brighter, and tho
doctor said possjuly if shot-cased worry
ing1, and the bopi-s shociitc-taii)ed were
veil i lie I, she might recover. She sent
a letter olfand the Jasi i oii hi spoke
were, ll'o tlidn't he come? )i), sir"
Hto had looki-d up and caught a
glance at hi face, and a sight of the
paralyzwl eyes, whose wt.c never left
Hum ufter that long, loiiij loili on thy
on her work to
And he took up the old life again,
only it was more lonely, more forlorn;
ami vet brhrhtened by a hope that
wheru there is no marriage Beryl was
A 7ori Absut Sell.
The discussion of theological dog
mas used to be confined entirely to the
religious press, the secular journals
considering that it wtis none; of their
business, and that it would be unpop
ular to enter upon even the threshold
of the theological arena. Latterly,
however, the doctrines of the church
es have received avery thorough ven
tilation in theorgansof secular thought,
the current battle over the doctrine of
hell furnishing n. good illustration of
the tendency of the times.
There are several classes of dispu
tants in this controversy, anil the only
apparent lenelit accrues from the
wide-spread logamachy seems to le
the discovery of what these classes le
lieve. They may be dividedr-intn
those who profess to lielieve that there
is no future punishment of any kind: J
those who lieliove in a Tartarus of
raging, material flame, -Into which
men, women' and children are hurled
and left to roast slowly forever those
who believe in an internal misery
based on separation trom liod and re
morse of conscience; those wlio lielieve
in the JJnibn of the scholastic divines
ii tennsrarv arrangement for the
purification of souls. Ihese are the
leading doctrines concerning hell.
The idea of material suffering re
ceived its greatesttlevelopment in the
Middle ages, and the primitive pro
cess was frequently brought out in the
religious dramas, so impular t that
lieriod. It is evident that every one
looks uiMin this subject according to
his sense of individual responsibility
to the laws of liod. ihe I. alvimstie
system of theology, lieing the most
emphatic in its declarations of materi
al punishment. The Westminster
Catechism, in resjHinse to the ques
tion : "What are the punishments of
sin in the world to come" says:
"The iiunishments of sin in the world
to come are everlasting separation
from tin comfortable presence of (Jod,
ami most grievous torments in soul
and body without intei mission in hell
fire forever." It is noticeable, howev
er tnat the adherents ot ihe v mirciies,
into whose doctrinal system Calvin
ism largely euiera, are rarely found to
endorse the declaration which we
have quoted, and, in accordance with
the universal desire to do away with
the idea of jsisitive sullering hereafter,
various theories have been framed,
which are not so startling to the aver
age mind. It is very safe to say that
no living human lieing knows any
thing whatever aliout the -nature of
future punishment. The word 'hell,"
itself is derived from hcitin, a Saxon
word which means the "inrisi'fjf" or
ovi rnV nlaoe. It is not necessary
for anyone to endeavor to prove that
men 'arc. punished for their crimes
hereafter, for human intelligence rec
ognizes the fact that there are higher
laws of conduct, on which human
laws are based by an intuition of duty,
and that those higher laws take cog
nizance, not only of external but in
ternal wrongdoing, and must punish
the violators or their requirements.
There has lieen a great deal ot vul
gar levity in the newspapers tin the
subject of hell, which notes a disjxisi-
tion to trine with all serious subjects.
It seems very certain, in spite of all,
this raillery, that since men have lieen
:. 1 ....... :, ii.aIi i
lens imposed on them by the old doc- ,
trine of jionltlve pun-shmeiit hereafter,
human laws nave ix-en proiKii uoiiaie
ly trampled ii'mii, and every species
of crime has increased enormously.
We defy any tine to prove the 'contra
ry, audit is. for that reason that we
deem it proper for a secular journal to
uphold the clergymen who teach that
however human courts and human
sentiment may condone crime, it is
punishable at the hand of a inure au
gust tribunal; ion; we know not, but
certainly in proportion to the grave
men of the oU'ense, If this is not true,
men ami women might as well give
up trying to lie virtuous and abandon
themselves to whatever irregularities
their inclination lead them.
What WashlEgtou Cifin't Kno.
AVe don't like to lie irreverent, but
would like to ask. What did our fore
fathers know? What for In.ltniee, did
Jeorge Washingttm know,' He never
saw a steamboat; he never saw a fast
mail train; he never held his- ear to a
telephone; he never sat for his picture
in a photograph gallery; he never re
ceived a telegraph dispatch, he-never
sighted a Krupp gun; he never. listen
ed to a "fizz" of an electric ien; lie
never saw a pretty girl run a sewing
machine: he never saw a self-propell
ing engine gn down the street to a fire;
he never heard of evolution; he never
took laughing gas; he never had a set of
store teeth; he never attended an In
ternational Hxposjtion; lie . never
owned a, liona'tia, mine; tie never saw
"Olti l'rob.;" he but why go on?
Xo ; when lie took an excursion it was
on a fiat boat. When he went oft oil
a train it Win on a midli tra)u, When
he wanted to talk with a man in Mil
waukee he had to go there. When he
had his picture taken it was done in
profile wllh a -iecc of black paper and
ir pair pf shears. When he gtl there
turiw -from Iwfc pounties they had to
lie brought in by . man with an ox
cart. When he took aim at the ene
my he had to trust to a crooked bar
reled old flint lock. When lie wrote it
wan u it a. Ji'ose-nujll, When he had
anything to mei-U his grandmother
did it with a tlapung " needle. Vhen
hp went to a 'fire 'he" stood in a line
and passed bucket-. "When lie looked
ata clam he never dreaded it was any
relation pf ids. WJien he went to a
concert lie PP'Ti ? cracked fnidle antl
an insane clarionet. When he hail a
tooth pulled he sat down and never
left off vellimr. When lie trot out of
teeth he mummed his victuals
When lie wanted an international
show J).,j s"iit for Ijafayette and order
ed his friend up fWi 1)1J Vinrinia
with the specimen carefully labeled in
Unties. When'he once got holu 01 a
nugget of goltl from an Indian chief
he tell rjeli. When he wantetl to
know anything about iho weather he
consulted the 'wroun.d-h.o-f or goqse-
lione. Wlieii but why go on? What
did such a man know? Who was he,
I'rotVsir Tyndall clised a discourse
at the Jloyal Institution with the fol
lowing positive language: "I hardly
think it liceoscary to summarize up
what has loeii 'brought before you.
In fact, the wjiole discourse is but a
summing up pf eight luoiiths t;f iiicis
s;mt lalxr. Jrom the l.guniiig to
the outl of the inquiry there js pot, as
you have seen, a shadow tif evidence
in favor of the doclrineof saMintai-eoiut
generation. There is, on tbecontrary,
tiverw helming eviilenee against it.
ISut tlo not carry away with you the
potion sometimes erroneously ascribed
n ne iiat J t!epispontai)etjis jrenera
tion iinjxisoilile, of .inat J -sn to
limit the power of matter in relation
to life. Mv views on thissubjoct ought
to '! wejl known. lut mssibility is
ineild'ig aqd liqol'l-! hnotlur: Optl
when in qurdav 1 svek for-oxneri men
tal evidence of Ihe traiisfomiation of
noiidiving into the living, I am led
to t;ect,nchsioii that no such evidence
exists and that It) I be lowest, as In the
highest or organized creatures, the
method of nature is that lift shall U
the issimof antccvilent life,"
face of the woman who had boeu
as steel through all.
ew York Sun.
"Whaf is the use," asks n super--:eq-
sitive correspondent, "ot continually
harping on the titleof Hayes?" There
is'ahrays great list? in ex-iosing- false
hood and fraud. The title of Hayes is
false and fraudulent, ami as ' such
ought not to exist. To remonstrate
against such a title, and to urge its
overtnrow, is the first ami highest
present duty of an American citizen
j o uphold or it) acquiesce in such a
titlu tends to destroy our -free institu
tions, to rot our iiolities, and to cor
rupt puljic virtue. The inauguration
of I layes under such a title was t he
greatest shame that has ever befallen
the country-. Secession has lieen just-
jysryteti a tern we crime; nut it was
based r.ivni a doctrine in which manv
honorable men honestly lielieved.
while there in no sane man who be
lieves that Hayes was legally elected,
liie results ot successful secession
would have been material mainly.
and not necessarily fatal to public, vir
tue- tue consequence ofsticcesstul fraud
as exhibited m the raiie or the l'resi
tlency must lie an immeasurable "tosn
of national honor and deency. irtlic
highest otlict; in the gift of the im-opIc
canrbe fraudulently seized Ujion; if the
man who was truly elected can lie
coolly counted out, w hile the man
who was not elected receives- itisition
ami power, ot what use are elections,
and why should . they lie continued'
ii juipuiar suurage is proved lo he. a
sham at the top, what is to prevent it
from becoming a s.iam all the way
down to the liottoiu? What encour
agement has any worthy and capable
man- in lieconiiiig a candidate for
ofiicc, when he can have no assurance
mat elections elect? y not give
tip the tibvernnieiit at once to the
thieves, who will steal it entirely
sooner or later? Of what avail is it to
any man, in any public or private
jiosition, to ne Jionest? is not fraud
triumphantly crowned, ami is not
rascality clothed in purple and line
linen? I Ait us eat ami drink, for to
morrow we die. Day by day the de
moralization is spreading, and it is
with the hoiH? of arresting it -that the
.S;t is "continually harping on" the
title of Hayes. In the interest of the
people, the false and fraudulent title
of Hayes should lie exposed and de
"As a matter of policy," continues
our correspondent, "you should tlroj
the subject. Hayes is doing better for
the Democrat than Tilden could have
loije. 1 ilden would have consolidat-
the Kcpuhlicuii' intrty; Hayes has dis
integrated it." We deny Isith posi
tions. , It is as true now as it ever was
that honesty is the best lmlicy, anil it
is lioth right and expedient to opiose
a ne. ii is not true, inougii many
Democrats seem to find much consola
tion in saying so, that Hayes has done
letter in any respect than Tilden
could have done. Hayes allowed self
government to lie restored at the
South; but Tilden would have restored
it more speedily and more thoroughly,
not because ho had made a Imrgain.
hut because it was right. Haves has
fraudulently affected a desire for civil
service reform; Tilden would liefore
this have thoroughly and cfl'ectively
reformed the entire public service.
As regards the "xihtt of disintegration,
it may lie said that the Bepubliean
party is falling to pieces, of its own
rottenness, so far as it deserves to fall
to pieces, and no further. This is not
tiie voric of Hayes, but of natural
causes, it may also fairly be nues-
tinned whether a similar disintegra
tion 7siot acting upon the Democratic
V? which has hastem-cl ' to learn
evil lessopw ami to follow corruption.
We ntate the case very mildly when
we say that bargaining w ith theft,
making terms with fraud, and acqui
escing in iniquity, will never fail to
demoralize any party.
Why the Change?
For some time after the Presidential
election in 1S7H, when Sain'l. J. Tilden
was lionest I y, fairly, and iministaka
bly elected by the jieojile, it was treas-
011 in fsouthem newspapers and in the
lug lights ol the Democratic party to
fail to charge i raud ujion the Republi
can i-any, iiK)ii the eieclorial com
mission andj.upou Mr. Hayes himself.
.now, with many 01 these very same
journals and public men, it is treason
to whisiier such a thing, and those
who have the manluiets ami temerity
to continue giving expression to their
honest conviction that the seating of
.Mr. ii ayes was perpetrating a great
fraud ana outrage upon the American
iMMiple, are classed as "lJourlion.s"
and "Impraoticables." Why this re
vulsion of sentiment and teachings
uiKin the part of those who were at
one time foremost and loudest in their
denunciations .of the "fraud" and
"His Fraudulency?" It is no less a
fraud now, than then, and no less pal
pable. By being fastened ujhhi us,
ami suomicieu to ior prudential reas
ons up to the present time, the great
wrong was nut made right. The fraud
is as plain to be seen now as it was
then, and it is no less the duty of the !
people ami an independent press to
cry out against it now than it was
l tie jieopie negin tosusjiecta cat in
the meal somewhere. They begin to I
suspect very strongly that some of
Mr. Tilden's own prominent professedJ
Southern lrionds betrayed him and
condoned,. winked at, and even assists
ed in defrauding him of the high io-
sition to which he was called by the
American peoide, and for fear of their
own extittsure if the matter should lie
room-nod for investigation they whis-
iier,'-'hush-sli-sh!" They'say, to allay
the clamors of the people: "Hayes is
making a good President. Tilden him
self could not have done so much for
the Southern people as Haves is do
ing!" And hi this way they have ac
tually succeeded, to a great pxteiit, in
silencing the honest expression of
tif opiKttltlon to the fraud of
fousting Mr. Hayes ujion us, and, in
many instances, nave put a new song
in t ie mouths or many Democratic
Journals and would-be statesmen, who
now sing the song put in their mouths:
It was a fraud, antl his name is I
Frautlulency. FauctterillG Kxurr.
McCord. here's our Tiantf. 1171-
-1 , "
(.-neater -ijvint mjiu itur,
The Siver That Toes Hot Give Up Its
The Colorado Jtiver is noted for
"swirls," so called. They occur every
where, but only at nigh stages of wa
ter. A bubble rises from t he bottom
and breaks with a slight sound on the
surface, The water at the jniint lie
gin a rotary umUun, so small that an
inverted cup might cover it
larger ami larger grows the ctrlcle,
till a surface of forty feet in diameter
is in motion, spinning round a funnel
Bljuiied hnlo in tjie ttnk?r, two or three
feet across at the top, and coming to a
jKiint in the depth below. Often a
large tree floating down the stream is
caught, and its foreitntst end thrust up
in the air twenty or thirty feet, while
tho other Jiasst-s underneath the ex
posed end to to be slowly drawu Uowi
again, and to disappear. Three sol
diers, deserters from Camp Mohave,
passing through the ravine in a skiff,
imrn-MiiiMy l-lQW ?h sutlretl
their craft to run into a swirl. One of
the crew, at the first intimation of
danger, threw 'himself overboard lie
yoiul the charmed circle, and as he
swajq away he turned his head and
saw the boat split round until tine epd
drawn intq this yorte and the other
upheavel in the air, it slowly sank as
it revolved into the turbid bosom of
the river, Its huiuart freight to be seen
jio more; for the Colorado river doe
not give up the dead noeorpses lodge
vjiou it Uwrvs,
We have a full line of New and
Ixiught at Manufactories, and Cheaper than ever
liefore brought to Columbia, to
" : - be sold at the
HARDVARE, LEATHER, SHOE FlflDIIIGSl
Plows ! Plows !
-A FULL LINE OF
Cheaper than any-Home!
Screw Plates, Genuine
Butchers Files and Rasps,
HAMMERS, HAND AXES, HANDSAWS,
Chisels, Briu-ei, ami Bitts, .Grub Hoes
Blind Bridles and Bridle Bitts of
Hames, Traces, Collars, Back
Bands and Webbing, Hanic Strings,
Mingle -Trees, aw Lines,
PISTOLS 1 PISTOLS !
Powder, Caps, Fuse,
35 lbs. ol Nails
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
HARDWARE and GROCERIES,
At Strictly. Bottom
A tKKi Curry Comb for
A Good Shovel lbr - -
A Heavy ir. Trace Chains, full weight,
A Good Axe and Handle for ,
A Gkh1 Blind Bridle tor .
A Splendid nr. Hyuies for -
IRON ! IRON ! IRON ! 2 1-2
Call and the New and Cheap Goods.
holding, McGregor & co.
.Seasonable Goods, just
and Uuiu Material
for 99 cts.
cts. Per Toui,
MfatMMfitoM ft a mimm
Imiftt f--i J
FULL STOCK OF STAPLE
Cor. Main and J'ight 8ts
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery-
Trusses, Supporters, Shoulder Bracas, Fancy and Toilet
Articles, Books and Stationery, Kerosene Oil.
Lamps and Chimneys,
Garden Seeds, Glass,
And Dye Stuff, Etc, Etc.,
Pare Wines and Liquors br Medieiual purposes Tatent Medicines, etc.
mom GROCERIES !
E Wi BE
We have uow ia store a splendid ashortiaeut of
Staple and Fancy Sorceries,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
Fresh Fish, Oysters and Game in Sea on I
Aud it ill not be undersold on name grtidcs nud qualities
by aud House.
Goods Received Daily! Stock Always Fresh!
OUR PARCHED AND GROUND CUFKEE4 are roasted in out own
bourn twice per weefe,and chu lie rulied on an belnu irenn. We prk
Id tin huoketJt, c iuh or catiiilsiers t suit ciiHtomiTM, i kek.
OUR TEAS arr unt-qunled la q'tallly and price. We will dupllcaU
New York or D" oihei prions. Parties purchasing hair pounds or
potinda, will be lurulitlied wlta a Jncy cauuiolti1, lead llucd aud
UaiidannielT ornaiuenteil, kkke.
OUR are old aud pure, ano caunot be equaled for medical
purported. Uive db a trial and be aatiNtled.
We pay caah for B icod, I'roduce, Butter and IixJi. " Uoodi.
dellTered tree In ite city. Ice furnlstied lo families during tin. reason.
Next to Trade Palace, Tuliltc Square,
SHEPPARD & HARRISON,
DRY-GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CLOTHING, STAl'LK AND FAN
CY GROCERIES, WHEAT, CORN, MEAL, FLOUR, BA
CON, LARD, SUGAR, COFFEE, SALT,
And everything usually kept In a 11 rut-elans house. Also weighs on Fair
bank's Standard Wcales, CORN, HAY, HOGS, CATTLE, ETC.,
antl puarantee their prices to lie as cheap as the cheapest.
Junction: ML Pleasant antl Hamiishire pikes,
LIVERY, SALE &' FEED STABLE,
IToa. 5, 7 and 9 East Main St., Columbia, Tennessee.
(Black 4 Moore's Otd Staod.)
Will keep slwr on hand FrRT-OI.A8H RAnDLK AND HARNKSH HORKEM, BUO-
U1KH, CARRI AQKiS AND BAROUCHES, wbioli we will Hire at reasonable rates. L.arce
and eomraodloos rooms fur sfortnc vehicles of all kinds, and lor board ins borsea. Id
e -nnectlon with this stable thT are two lance sheds for the accommodation of drlrers
of horses stid mnles. lnole Tommy Douglais still holds the reins of the "OUl RKI.IA
BI.EOMMHIX," and alternates with this stable. All calls left at either stabls will rs
celre prompt attention Irom UncUlommy.
nowaru tsrpenwr, ot jpi i i i jvioore, uieir
lila toglva tbs highest market pries tor inulee.
his siatti t tu aoors aiug uu wau
iliO FANCY GROCERIES I
OFFERED TO MERCHANTS
. COLUMBIA. TKNX
Points, Oils, Varnishes,
AgpniiRiii iw muuu l rii ururw.i mim .m
V f jS1- . - r-
I. N. liAKNKTT. O. T. iit. tiHKM
Barnett & Kughes,
Attorneys at Law,
OtIl-t-: tin West .MmIii stipet, forint rly oc
cupied by Tuoinas t llnrut-it. jioi. l-7-ly
W. I .K KH ( ' 1 1 !: KX. II. S. THO M IUS
Green & Thompson,
Attorneys at Law,
Will prHftloe is nil din vni-lous nuiilH ol
1mirv huiI Miljoiiiini ruuiuit-s. n- in) nl-It-uliuu
i;ivf u U Unas. Jan. i -77 -ly .
J. B. Bond,
Attorney at Law,
Col un i liia, Tennessee.
Will p-at'lluo lu Maury anil n'ljoining
ctiuutit-a. J in. Jl 7(-ly.
C. W. Witherspoon,
Attorney at Law,
Will Hltt-llll U llb 1HI1III l.tlH-HN to Hit Ibm!
Rusiiims t-nli ii.-leil Iii Ills i-iiri', In ,MHiir Mini
(tiijuiuini; i-oaiil k-m. fMi n-l ul o-ni him to nil
letillou H..U iitli iiii'liU-i ol ail kniils. i 'llicn
- Wlntllioi ne lilouK. Jun. l'.S-77-ly,
"TvH. Southall, Jri,
Attorn --y at Law,
Sntrinl HiU'iidoii ilvrii to roll
(jriic.-: vV lol I lioi in- llitK-k. Jan. 1
A. M. LOONEY. W. J.KVKlJj.
Loouey & Sykes,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Cliancery,
Colunitiia, : : : ieninse
"W. C. Taylor,
Attorney at Law
Atd Solictor in Chancery,
omce: With McDowell A Wt hfli-r. Wlill
Uiorne BltK-lt. Jan. 1 -7- y.
OEO. C. TAYI.OH. IL 11 M.WSOM,
Taylor & Sansom,
Attorneys ct Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Wl'l pract r-o III Maury aii'l Hiljtili'liiit
couiiMkh, ami In I lie Niir. nw an I H't-di-ral
loutta bt Nanhvil. S'M-i il at tu Un wlvt-n
to Ihe collection of clulins. i. riimlli
side public Mjimre. Jan. -7,-ly.
John V. Wright,
Attorney at Ixavj
And Solictor in Chancery,
Col ion li:i, TcimrK-M-e.
r uli : WhllUinrr.u lilix-k, I'p-slalrH.
A. M.HCttHES. A. M. 11 1 li II Ks, J r.
A. M. Hughes & Son,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors .n Chancery,
( 'uitiiiil.ia, Tfiiiu shit.
Will ptrtcllce ill 'In- Colli t of Maury foul
Ijolnlnu count Ii-s, ami Scpri-me nml Fiil
erHl CinirlH l Nrishv.tif. 'I'liu si i-.M. nl
U'Dlion will h- i;i vi-n loall iiisIih-'" i-M i list
ed to lliflr CHii-. OiIIi-h: -S'ulh kIiIh Ut
Msiu Klri't l, iiU door liom Die minuri).
E. C. M'tXJ W ' W. J. WKI.STKK.
Attorneys at Law
Attorney at Law,
ROBT. M. Mr KAY. II. 1. r UilEllS.
McKay & Figuerat
A.T'r01tIVIiVM - A'r - L..V v
C'olu iii liia, lViiiiini't'.
Will practice in Maury and mlj i.-t -il t-omi-ties.
1'iompt Bllention k,v"" lnisliif-i
eniruxUd lotlieiu. t in-it k: lliown lilm-k,
up slant. No. li soulh Hide- jiuhiir Mjiuire,
J. T. L. CGCHRAN,
Au,l Solii ftor in (.'liani.-ery.
Prompt attentions to collect tuttx. ifll-e
No. WcfcttSjventh Hired, Colu'Hiln, Ten
nessee. k p7 77 ly.
LEMUEL PADGETT, .
Att::::j &t L:t ::3 ia C:::::r;(
Office On the Houlh side of
with Wilkes A Kullock.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Room No,2liColouadg RiilMlne,
WillsllPiiil to nil liiwiuew" rnliusteil to
hl csre wit h pi
rom fitnim. KiIi ikIo Ihiril
NaUousl Hank of Mush ville.
J. W. McKISSACK,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Wilt stteml htrlctly to husln sM i iilruste't
to Ii Im 111 an y ot the courts of Munry Hint
siljollilliac coiliilleH.iind In I lie Supreme ami
federal Courts at NhkIivIIIo. t 'olleet Ions
sin I settlements of all almis iiltemled to
OHlce WhlllUorne mock. tnsyl-77
11. .M. MDDU-:,
Col unit lis, Touk'.iMst c.
tlftlce No. 11 Lnnlcn Hlrnl. Klcfiidi!
IlltM-k. Helms U) Iii-m. I. V. A W. C. luiki
NaMhvllle, Tenu.; 1 1. I.. It. Moore, M, m
phlH, Tt un. j:o, l-77-ly.
W. C. SIlicPPAKD,
OirtCK Next dotir to McllKalisf Cbunrli.
Physician and Surgeon
North Main Htreel,
Nov. ZI-77-ly. COLUMBIA, TENN.
W. R. JOIINSTON.GI. D.,
Halt rclurneii to ViliiuihlH sud remimed
the ptacllceol DeuiMlry luitlln liiHiirli.
Oftlce At the residence of Mrs, II. . ix-w,
EiKlitb Hlreot. ix-pt. 11-11.
Boot iind Shoe Maker,
Koulu Embargo KLreel,
I desire iixsay t mv old ciiHtomers anil
o'l.nn. that 1 still liinke 11 mm kii.1 Shoe,
aud that nooiieelm is autliorlBeti lo Nell
them. Any wrson or uinrchaiit preteudiiiK
to sell my lioola orSuoen, Is U Irsuilitiu th
publio, for he Is toll I iik a l'HlsehMid.
Ma? i-7J-l . I'lilla; KEV. b; UACH,