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First National Bank
Of Columbia, Teniu'wc.
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Docs a General Banking and
T. W. KEESEE, President.
JA C1US KRIKItSON, Cashier.
By ALFEED S. H0E3LBY.
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1878.
VOL. XXIII. NO. :32
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' WASSHT3TCN LETTS S. ' "
February ltti, 187$,
This is the day fixed, for roth
Houses of fonerres-s to convene in the
4 'bambor of the House of IteproHOUta-
lives, anil acc ept for tne government,
tue painting ny. 4 nrpemer, represent-
i lift JLun.'ohi in full Cabinet atout to
sitm the "Proclamation of Kmancim
lion.'' It was presented by an enthu-
Hustif iieKropholist, ly the name of
Tliomison. .She gave Carpenter $-23,-
Wii lor it. Jim auout seventeen feet
square, with a heavy rosewood frame.
Lincoln m sitting in the- middle-the
irntral figure of the group, with ' hi
pen in his right hand, in the act of
signing the paier of confiscation,
wnereby millions of projerty were to
be stolen, ly the men whose ancestors
had stolen the negroes from Africa
and Hold them to the Houth. Chase
mantis up behind him like a chief but
ler at a lirst-classentertainment. Sew
ard sits iiumeaJiately in front with
"kildee logs and a nose that looks like
the Benii-fircle of a eaper's hook.
Hlanton ii there"organizer of victory,"
as his devotees called him. The oth
ers are there. The staging was fixed
lehind the Speaker's chair, for the
massive "daub," as Kdmundscalls it,
lo rest uioii. The (Stargemmed Jian
ner, of a country, whose agents wtole
these; negroes and will not. pay for
lliem, v.w sjrfead over it, to hide it.
Iron i vulgar eyes, until the "hour and
juan" should come.
AhouL two o'clock, the Senate with
the dofacto head made their appear
ance. The galleries were packed and
jammed to their utmost capacity. The
artist, the donor and the members of
the families of Lincoln's Cabinet were
given the privtlege of the lloor, under
a resolution of I Sunset Cox. Directly
Wheeler ojened the ball and stated,
wherefore the Senate and House, had
gotten into a fraternal hug, as it were,
(iarfleld arose and commenced read
ing his speech. He is an ct-Rtformer
pnjtchnt and lias become so immersed
in politic, that he spends his whole
time in visiting Iouisiana, to aid and
:ilet t lie cut-throats and pirates, who
forged and altered the relations of that
State, so that its votes should 1k given
to Hayes and now is engaged with
Hayes and Sherman in writing letters
oS condolence to Anderson, who is in
prison for stealing the proerty, that
these men are now in iswsessioii of.
'o woudcr he juit preaching. It
would lc a giy and lively tea party of
a church that would hire uuy such a
creature to break the bread of life to
them. However, he is a liitiwhed and
cultured scholar and a line talker, lie
stated that the discovery of America
was the first great epoch in our coun
try's history, the Declaration of Inde
pendence was the second and he waw
jihont ! detail the glories of the third.
Jly this piX'vXHiume, it was evident
that New "EnglHUd tmd Ply mouth
tM-k Were left out in the moisture. in
gildi-d rhetoric ho pictured the gran
deur of the moment, in which the
shackles of millions wera utricken
front their limbs'. I didn't spy one
f tilt; iiushackleil present on thw tludr
'ramli''- day. 1 don't know why.
It was in Wrung) scene, to see tbia
painting mieovfred in the presence of
an audience, composed largely of the
jiieii, w!o hail perijed Jjle, limb "d
jn-opcrtv, in the vain endeavor to
make the proclamation itnelf a nullity.
iJut, matters were destined to (h.ume
si YtH'erer shape, before the cerenionkn
1nti. As soon as, (iarlield finish d,
Alexander H. Stephens, of Ueorgia,
v lu eled Iiw chair around on its rollers
facinu: the trtMdit)2 ollicers, and said
in a tii', very similar f that of John
Jtaiidolnh, "Xlr. President and Mr.
,iakcr." Wheeler and iianalajl how j
m1. ;uidUien this weird, i"orpselike ;
looking man, U-gan a speech, the
most remarkable, in human history,
when the circumstances surrounding
the speaker araj all taken into the con
sideration. Stejli'iis was educated by
'LKirity and ufter he jot able, never
liaving any children of hi'n own, edu
cated many young men, to repay the
Kimlne ln-stowed Uion him. lie was
;t Wliig fc.'ider, young in life. lie
fore t he war Uu got so afraid of Lin
coln and Seward and the nliolition
ists that he forsook his old party and
jrot at the he id of the Democrat It; par
;v. In ls'jn, he went for Douglas
tutu' fought Secession afterwards, in
wont,' that sent his name on the wfT
f fuma?r to the uttermost parts of the
I'niou. IVar came and he was the
lialf liearti Vice-president of theCon
feduraev iie'.r connected with his
chief, and had a mortal dislike for the
capital of the cause, which had hoisted
him second in command, Thfl Jad
tiruc he had seen Lincoln was in tlM
Hampton ltoads eonfVrenee. fn that
i-onsuifation Hie everlasting negro wax
I he biiruVH of their songs. To-Iay
wrinkled with age emaciated with
disease with eye us ticrco in their
glariiiir us a maniac's in jjn invalid's
hair, this historical old man, jjnoke
with irreat forec He eulogized Lin
coln and pretermitted any discussion
about the rightfulness of Kinancipa
li.ui. Never have I seen amdi cager
ics n human . countenances as that
. displaced hy. the . Republicans when
ibis s'i0H'h was ringing out. They
-ranel iheir necks and sought
to catch fvery word. They
were delightcc with it. As for my
self. I niust confer, that there was
lmtbiiig of the heroi"'. or Jatritic in
it to me. It sickened me, to bee tiU
fid man, evidently flesirotjs to placate
ill,, worst enemies his country ever
Stephens' has livel to long, for his
fame. Shier' the war he has le'ii all
jusli- tuu k mm powder to pour out
fulsome compliment, upon the most
hateful men in our whole histo
ry. T him we arc ih'IcWUm! for the
information, that tirant is a vond
William, of Orange, silent and grand
a most wonderful intellect. To him
wo are indeUed. for the information,
that Hayes' title in Ihe bst one in our
histoi v indeed better than Washing
ton V," Uv.Hiseit hi heeu fnd and
hi verdict reiidere! in hi favor.
This uiT.mt lie and Idiotic" haldeniasli
is off of the same piece of cloib, a
policy, so industriously pursued l5'
lill, Lamar, I Sutler and some others,
Tf n 'ternal dalliance with the Kadi
It has Ik'cii earrlel o far with
On-sV 1110. that neither one of them,
-ould Ih iiinceil to support a measure
which the ltepjhlicans violently op
Mse; nor could J hey le induced to
lake hold of the rubber rascals and
shake them until they lyoseijed their
gril upon the nation's property,
Stephens has lost his teeth, and so
havcthev. Not Iroiu am, but they
will not bite the opprehturs ttt tmt
. mintrv. They are emasculated
They arc of uo use here. In the grwat
Lattie now racing for relief lo a
i,uWriiit i...mIc.' they mo on the fide
iduudcr. They 'ought
lo be i -a fled hwnte. Uh how the hou-
. si. soul, vearbiucr fr relief for the
pcoplt- ami the overthrow wf fiiid and
hyi'ocrltv, hates these hajf-heii-ed
lickspiufp-thee apologizers for fraud
and uu-aiiucfes. j here are true men
iu 4 jeorgiu aud Hbsisslppi and in
South Carolina, who ooulit to be
here. So s.Kjii ax Stephens J. jivuh,
two young men in tiie iraJlery, near
me, "got up a dispute ns to Uu V'datJw
merits ot the two sjH'ukeM. As t
about to say something, I heard a
.feminine voice ne-ir me saying "Did
Vou know that was my i.y". ' I turn
..-d iirWi'l and sitting in the corner,
was a rAj-fac! little woiua.'i, with
two small Wifht grey eyes nppuK-uU
i- e.i' years old. "Which
.... l.ul:im." I nnuircd. "(lar-
n..i.'i she said With pardoiiflble
,-.f bai.nv ulotht-r. -)le does
t:..i. m ..1 fi.-p iL lioV who lost his tWth
..J".. 1...1 vmv kowiii? and had to work
i.iw..f nil tlu UP." she sahl
rniii)pli.mi;v. I told heir he cT
iiinlv was Ihe jd-h-st man of Ills par
ty. "Thw is his son,'' she said,
pointing to a handsome lad, alxut
fourteen, standi ug by her side, - who
blushed as 1 looked at him. There
was no denyinst the fact, that he wbh
he son of his father. This little epi
sode, which disclosed the pride of an
aced mother in her -irrowu in boy.
robbed nie of all bitterness toward the
son. lor the Nuance or the oay.
At the had of one of the grand
stairways, leading up to the xallery of
the House, stood the tall lorm of . Hie
"Harry of the est," pointing' . to a
lol on which is inscritied South
America. He is speaking for theinde-
lendenee of her llepublieu. - Jim irreat
Iiart went out hi sympathy for every
ftrusrjrhng tieople. ihe next uay nc
was taken down ami placed in trie trai
lery of the National Memorial Hall, in
the old Chamber of the House of Rep
resentatives, to make place for the
nainti'iir over which (iarfleld had
went and Stephens had sniffled. What
a fall was there, my countrymen!
Tell Nat. Jones, to . never mind this,
that as soon as the Democrats tret full
control of this Building, we intend to
have him at the head of the "CNd
Whig Guard" brought here and wit
ness the placing of Henry Clay in
Memorial Hall, right where he can
look upon his old place, where he eat
for years as Speaker of the most bril
liant body of men in our history.
Tell him to be of good cheer, for that
time is near and - our joy will be
If EWITT IfOL.SE -U KEN.
The next day. a tierce onslaught was
made upon Hewitt, by Aiken of South
Carolina. It was the stormiest scene
ever saw. The Republicans crowed
and yelled, while the Democrats were
engaged in the disgraceful melee It
all sprung out of a mistake and John
rord Howe, said lie had misunder
stood Hewitt. Aikin admitted that he
was misinformed ami lieforethe attair
ended, the Democrats were united and
CJarfield, Hale and Poster, were giving
in excuses. Three better Representa
tives fraud never had. Three better
adepts in tricks a master neverowued.
This Presidential fraud cannot be men
tioned without they iret up and swear
that they never bargained and intri
gued. Yet these fellows, - had the te
merity to join John Sherman in a let
ter of condolence to a convicted fel
on. It Mas charged uj)on them by Fin
ley, of Ohio, and poi-coru never met
amorphosed into captains, under heat,
faster than these three horse-traders
in jxilities, jumped up to answer the
gallant Ouioan. It is evident that
Hewitt has been falsely accused and
that Tilden has been blamed for thej
failure of tho Democracy, when in
fact, (Jraut acted the tyrant and forced
1 am very clear iu my convictions,
that d'rant had made up his mind
to make the President of the Senate
count the votes, then put Hayes in at
the point of the bayonet. He said so
to Hewitt. Thea it was that the FJec
toral Commission was gotten up to af
ford a decent scaffolding to let Tilden
down and out. I am equally clear in
my convictions that some of our
Southern men were a little too thick
wjtli the thieves and tyrants after that.
The whole net-ret will come out. It
ought to come out. I venture the as
sertion, that when the truth Is fully
told, it will Ik- found that Tilden had
nothing to do with the disgraceful
busjr.fl, and none of his near
Hewitt and Tilden made a gloriou?
fight for the South, and won and hut
for the presence of (irant as chief ru
ler, the ixjople would today have a
rresident elected by the ballx,(s, Hew
itt said distinctly, that the letter of
Hayes to Foster did not suit him. This
struck the Democrats with amaze
ment aud indeed heightened him
iu thjefr edtimatiou. When the tale is
told it will cabt a Might ujion some
reputations now very dear bpHquthern
heartn. I think the fracus d jd iw good.
I think good will fcfQW put of it. ou
don't hear as much swearing against
Tihleu as before.
' VJ UCLE BEIT.
TFrom the Betgravia AauyaJ.J
My Uncle Renlielievc iu ghosts? Of
course he did; he used to say: "No
inodern mansion of stucco and plaster
fvr niii) k Wp Pie a grand old house, all
covered h.v jvy a"d iddden by trees,
Whosu walls are hung with tjie tapestfy,
and parages, extending from room
to room, m ike the blood curdle with
their gloom and leiiftth, Why, sir,
there is something enlivening even in
It decay; the dampness of its walls,
and the cracks iu the discolored ceil
ings, which only suggest to the vulgar
miiid agup and rheumatism, are evi
dences to nu? of lis vpjifrable age and
rewpei tability. The very piltip that
scamper "P a''d down iti the time
worn waiiiMto4U)g, give me a friendly
greeting that I never meet in your
new-fashioned houses, built for a race
of mammon-worshipers who have
ina4." thej r wealth out ot shoddy and
"People mourn over the various ills
that flesh is heir to, over the loss of
money, land, and health, and other
insiguiriuaut things, but I mourn over
the decline in th5 rate of our ghosts
that is a real loss: but what can. you
exiieet'.' they are sneered at by fool
ish skeptics, and Insulted by riictiona-rv-concoctors
like Walker; what de
cent siector would feel any respect for
himself when people call him spector?
ft Is eifOMgh to make Jjim contempti
ble iii hjs own eyes, and cause him to
ft himseit out to no tmnjieu at nu
entertainment uombiuiug instruction,
amuseuicut, aud horroi-s,forthe small
sum pt une HuiuiuK h" nuf. " "fv
honest geirtleinan gliost, wno lives m
iiiiet. respectai'ie country iio.-,
would have any connection with the
.lisieoutiible roving spirits that can le
t MlJiMl hy any charlatan or imiositor to
play Oil U 4.r;eKel a,eonnoii, lo maiie
stupid JokecC' Un uiti'ut knots, and to
wrap out gnasiiy revemiuMi n!f n
dirtv deal table: An oid-rnsmonei,
. r . ,
aristocratic pnaniom womu ocpisv
the tricks of such nomadic noncnities,
as li yniulers through the dreary cor-
riders ot the If auutou nouse, or re
niuius iu his garret or cellar, tlijnkiiig
over the good old times when he aj-
peared with 4?ianwwg vnairjs 10 ingiu
eu weary wayfarers, and inake the
awe-struck folks shudder a tliey aat
in thechimney comer.
. - - . I jl. 'II!...- .. 11...
Tl.liit ot tue inriumg nuercM ne ex-
it,i when lw revealetl to the true
i...ir ii. nlac? where the money was
concealed, that he had robbed hiiu of
iu.r.t,T lif left tms lire ior me iaiui oi
Udes. fsucu a gni w;is ""
. T' . j ....... lw .iuul
: . . it
I'ttAu-innr.- tivu ii i tif iiiv j.""" w..
Ki-holarly ihauiouJv i;'-'-,iu,,51
.. .o,.L trt him ill LatiU. unr SP-
u.:rpil .u.Il- nt the canonical! llUUI Uf
12, ud who (t'ouU not lo got rid of
with your furuiHure, i;ui remained one
of the Uxtured of the aiaicht mau
sion. " !
"To luve such a ghost in your fam
ily is the only criteriou of age and re
spectability: once a man was known
. ' i. . .... , .i i . . . . . i . ...
lO l.ii if jjviiuciiiau i'y lue iiuum uc ju-
habitetl, S- hi j'prriagc. aud his coat-of-arms.
Now ytr. iloijjQn Stubls,
the retired cheesemonger. tUis the
pouse of the ruineil Manmis do Sang
Au. n:j liurcbases n erest at the
Herahis' ColU- h may purchase al
most anything, njay keep a flo;v) car
riage, fUt he cannot buy a ghost; it is
ony the antiient families that cau
keep that prf flf ni,wtability."
I really lK'lieV4 that lrnc)ej'ri val
ihm! the shade that win. aid to haunt
his house far higher than all his more
lJU.tfibleproierty. Nothing made him
more flhkry Jhnu for any one to doubt
its existence; 'h Wiii ijjways ready to
break a lance with any n'U'eptiu f; Jhe
subject; and to oiler him ft lull iu the
h!ui;;tcd room; and, although many of
the iim-miIk'Is of the family
scoU'ed at ttli? tor. J erv few had the
courage to accept the i1iaijj.-.
One night, when the wind was
moaning round the chimney-poto and
through the eaves, singing a dirge
among the - leafless branches of the
gaunt old spectral trees for the joys of
the dead summer, ; the family was
gathered round the lire In the dra wing-
Uncle Ben, who was standing with
his hack to the Are, said to Jiis neph?
ew: ' - ,
"I think, Joe, M e had better put ou
another log or wood: l oon't leeL.jn
Hined for bed yet, ami I suppose you
youngsters intend to pit rrn half : the
night, as usual."
"I don't mean to turn in yet, for
one, uncle," replied Joe. "Tell us one
of your ghost stories: a regular blood-
curdler" . : f V
Ah. Joe," said the old man, "Iain
afraid you are a thorough skeptic. You
disbelieve in all supernatural appear
ances." , i . s
"Certainly," answered Joe, who
was secretary to the Literary Debating
Society in the little town or Juudbor-
ough, and who had written an essay
to prove the non-existence -of every
thing, and that we are simply the cre
ations ot our own thoughts. "4jertaln
ly these impalpahle.spectres are only
Illusions which the disordered condi
tion of our unwell physical organs
"1 own you are a clever lad, Joe,
but I don't care a button for your- ar-
funients. I believe in ghosts because"
have seen them."
"Oh, I am open to conviction:, if
you introduce me to a bona-flde ghost,
I'll give in. I believe only in the
things I -understand."
"Joe, you have as little faith as a
Jew, and If you only believe in what
you understand, your creed will be
shorter than that of any man whom I
"Can you give us any proof? Can
you mention one instance in which
the spectre has appeared to any one
you know." . ..y
"A hundred, u you wish, it,"' said
the old man.
"One will do; give us one genuine
case and we will believe."
"I will; listen. The story that I am
alwut to relate is an incident that hap
pened to myself some twenty years
ago, and for the trutji of which I can
"I would give you the history of the
siiectre attached to this house, but that
only appears to a favored few, and I
have not yet seen it, although 1 have
often enough heard the noises it
"We should prefer a ghost'that can
be seen, if you have ever met with
"Vou must understand that the vil
lage in which I lived, like many oth
ers , possesses it sjeetral visitor.
About a hundred years ago, an ances
tor of mine started for London in his
traveling carriage, one evening about
the latter end of June. He was an
exceedingly irascible man, and as the
coachman was not aufticiently quick
in preparing the vehicle, he became
much enraged, and used exceeding
ly passionate language. For some
time the coachman bore his abuse pa
tiently, but, at last, he lost his temper,
and struck the old gentleman - in the
"In those days everybody wore a
sword; and my ancestor, who was al
ways ready to draw, snatched his
weapon from Its sheath, and with one
blow w-verod the unfortunate man's
head from hjs body.
"Conscience-stncken at this fearful
crime, and ternned by the dread of
its consequences, he gazed upon the
headless body for a few momenta, and
then being seized with a lit of apoplexy,
was carried into the house hy his
servants, where he died in a,fewj
houw." - --.- - .- -
"Well" said Joe, "although the sto
ry is horrible, it has nothing of the
supernatural in Jt. Jt ht quite possible
that an angry old man may commit
murder and dieot fright,"
"e. you are right: If the tale eli
ded there, there would be nothing to
doubt; but what I am going to tell
you, I am afraid, will be seotted at by
ray sKepucai young menus wno dis
believe everything they do not see or
"That's meant for me," said Joe, with
a laugh. "Never mind, uncle, go on
with your story."
"Yes, my boy, now I come to the
marvelous part. Every year, as the
hands of the plock point to the hour
at njidnight, a traveling carriage, wiih
four horses, driven hy a headless
coachman, leaves that village, and
passes down the London road,"
"He must be clever if he can see to
drive without his head," interrupted
the still sKeptlcai Joe.
"That I cannot explain; some ghost-
seerssay that it is possible for people
in a cfajryqyaiit state to read Irani the
pit of the stomach; at a even to a dpad
man may be possessed of facilities we
do not understand; for a man heoomes
considerably altered when he Is
"lie does, I admit."
hAnd if you allow that a dead man
can drive at all, the smal matter of a
head more or less Is of very little im
portance." "Just so."
''You know that when a man dies
he becomes a spirit."
"That's rum," said Joe.
"No sir, it's not rum, nor whiskey,
either; and if you cannot listen to my
story without endeavoring to turn it
into ridicule, I had better leave off,"
replied Uncle Hen, who was as pep
Hiry as his ancestor.
"Oh! pray go on, uncle," exclaimed
all the ifstepers. "We will try and
keep Joe in orxU.'F."
"Well, as I was saying, this appari
tion made its appearance once a year,
as the floiik was striking twejve.
Many of the villagers had heard the
tramp of horses and the rattling of
wheels as the ghostly cortege went by.
Now and then some favored individu
al witnessed the headless driver, as he
whipped his horses on to Loudon,
llut, in all 'ease, lho iui.ll patssed too
quickly for any one to see whether
the old gentleman was really inside or
"And did no one ever see him?"
asked qnp of the party.
f'You shall heap, f wJ confess
that, unfd the night .when the inci
dent which a ill about to relate took
place, 1 wt ua great aij unbeliever as
any of j ou, and alway tvealod the
whole accounts as an old womau's
talc, onl3 lit to frighten children:
But, one evening, as 1 sat smoking
with onu old friends, one of them, a
devout believer In everything tuper-natural.U-gun
t talk aWut the family
legend. I, as . usual, threw ridicule
uoou the aflair. Pernaps the good
wine htd insuiml me with more than
ordiuary Sfuf, VeW D"'f dl
events 1 horrified some Qf the compa
ny by stating my intention Q ventur
ing out to wander down the road, aud
see if I eould meot the nbaulQu yuval
cade. 1 swore that if it did, 1 M ould
ask the gentleman to give me a lift,
aud ottered to bet 100 that the whole
legend M as a pack of lies."
"And did you go?"
HYr although some of the more
superstitious of We npY fried to pre
vent me, I iersivered, .ami Mandeml
out into thenlght, ready to meet with
ghorit or goblin.'
"Ai;d did you meet them?"
"Just as 1 emerg! from the lime,
the village clock chimed the tl)ree
quartcrs, and I sat down upon a Uom
covenil mile-stone to Mail and watch
for the phantom ihi,t -QHiO Ijke
shadows so deiart. The night ww
chillv. and. as I wrapped my cloak
around me. I began to shudder, as
Wondered if, by any possibilitN'. there
could hui'fi been any truth In the
strange story th'ot f hfid i.eii,. J f,l
, brought withm a in ket-tlaVk" so f
treated mjwlf to a nip to MftYni fne,
as l gniduallv fell, like lit? rnan hi
"Oh, uncle, afraid!" cried one of the
i 'Yes, ni3- hoy, I must confess it, for
the moment I began to wish I was
back in the comfortable dining-room:
but as the brandy warmed me up I
laughed at my fears, and determined
to staj- it out, careless of man or dev-
"Suddenhy the clock struck the
hour of midnight.
-"As the" last echoes died -aM-a3 1
heard in the distance a sound like the
noise of a carriage and horses rapidly
aiproaching. My blood began to cur
dle in my veins; it came nearer aud
nearer: and at last, I saw a curious
old-fuu.ioned vehicle coming toM'ards
me at a fur? us pace.
"For a moment I was speechless, but
mustering all my courage, I cried out
to the coachman to stop. He did so,
and then, to my intense suqnise, I
saw that his head had lieen severed
from the trunk. The s ghastly- head
lay by his side on the coach-box.
which perhaps accounted or his be
ing able to hear mjTies. .
"As th,e carriage stopped he sprang
to the ground, nung open . the door,
let doM ii the steps, and signed for me
to enter. By this time ni3 nerves
M ere well brased up, and I jumped in
without any fear.
-"Upq entering the coach andTtak
iug I113- seat, I found in3self opposite
an old gentleman who M as dressed iu
the costume of the commencement of
the feign of George III. Upon his
head Mas an old-fashioned tie-wig,
and in his hand was a naked sword
which was still " covered with blood.
His face was of an unearthly iallor,
and upon it a soured, scared look,
M'hich did not make him a very pleas
ant looking traveling companion.
"Jt or some time we sat face to face;
and when I found that he did not take
the slightest notice of me, I began to
le more at my ease. At last I thought
that it M'ould be very uncivil to ride iu
the old gentleman's coach without
speaking to him, and I also felt in
clined, as 1 never before met M ith a
real ghost, to make his acquaintance.
So 1, by M-ay of opening the conversation,-
v 'A splendid night, sir.'
"The elderly party in the tie-M ig
made no reply.
In a hurry to get to town, 1 pre
sume; i am very mucn oongeu to
you for the. lift.'
"Still no answer. Alter this we
both sat for some time in fcileuce; tho
ghost seemed buried in thought, and I
Matching him Mitn great interest. At
last, the night being dully for the
tiuieofyear, and the coach having
about it a peculiar atmosphere like
that of a vault, I began to feel ex
tremely ewld, and I drew out once
more my flask of brandy.
"The eyes of the old tellow lit up
aud twinkled, as he saw me drink. I
ofl'ered him the Ijottie; he accepted it
Mith a low bow, and folloMed my ex
'Thank you,' said he: 1 have not
tasted such good brandy for manv a
da3r.' He then dreM- out his snutl lxx
aud offered me a pinch. Not daring
to offend him, I took one hut careful
ly let it drop on the floor of the car
riage Mhen his eyvn were turned
"After a second nip the old gentle
man grew quite sociable, and began to
talk; he complimented me upon my
bravery 111 trying to stop the carriage.
For just one century he had, once a
j-ear, driven along this road without
meeting any one wno had the courage
tq ride with him; . and, through me,
he M'ould be released from all further
punishment, which Mas to last until
some brave fellow accompanied him
in his drive aud conversed "with
For this releaae he heartily thank
ed iqe, and said that, for my courage,
1 should be luoky m ail my business
speculations; and, as you are aM are,
he turned out a true prophet."
"Did you talk about a 113-thing else?"
"Oil, yes. My old friend had as
much curiosity fcs an old woman,"
said Uncle Ben, who, I need not say,
was an old bachelor, ' " e had a con
versation about London. It appears
that he was a great beau in his time.
and he considered himself an enor
mous favorite with the ladies. He
wished to know who was the roignlug
toast, and was maoh dWguated M'hen 1
told htm the toasts had gone out of
"Was that all?"
"Oh, no. He told me Mhere the
best civet and portmatum M as to lie
bought and m-1io M'as the best peruke
maker; and was still more surprised
when I said no one wore M igs now.
except laM-yers and eoaohmen. He
asked if traveling was as dangerous as
evert though he confessed that he had
not been troubled much lately b3' the
U night of the road. He said that one
rode up to stop him tM'ent3--flve j-ears
before, but the sight of his headless
driver had so frightened him that he
put spurs to his horse and disapeared
as if he had lvd twenty Bowstreet
runners at hs beela,"
'Did you not ask him M hat became
of him on the other nights of the year,
when he Mas not out for his drive?' '
"He said that, In company with the
innumerable shades M'ho M ere condem
ned to occasionally yevisit the earth
for crimes committed during their past
lives, he passed his time hovering
round his old haunts, longing to le
come visible to his descendants, and to
assist them iu times of trouble, but un
able to do so. As M-e conversed, the
time rapidly shpied away;
and at length the lamps of Ixudou
thanking the old man fbr his courte-
m i M A. I A W i
sy, 1 suggested inai 1 uiigiu now
alight, as I bad a great man- friends
iu town that 1 nouid UKe to visit; out
he shook his head.
'"No, no,' said he: 'we are at the
mercy of my coachman; he has the
entire command during our drive, and
he will only stop at the place where
M e picket) 'ou up. See, he is turning
the liorses round; we arp about to re
turn.' "If the journey to toMn seemed
short, the journey lack M-as still short
er. I he old man to-i me a numired
anecdotefj qf the peqnle of his tiuie.
He had been a staunch Jacobite, and
he told me all aloiit the young cava
lier, and painted the larch to Finch
ley in word- that did full justice to
Hogarth's picture. The statesmen,
Mi ts, and soldiers of the last ceutury
appeared to stand before me iu the
flctfh, and I never enjoyed a drivo bet
ter thau the one 1 had with my ghost
ancestor. "As the clock struck oue, we pulled
up at the old moss-covered milestone
where I first stopped the coach. Once
more tijankjug i4e fvr " the inestima
ble favor I hao; done him, the old, geuT
tlemau signed to the driver tq open
the carriage door. I got out, and, as F
turned FVM04 to hid ,,u good-bye, 1
found thai tue whulo vavakadc
coach, horses, driver, aud old gentle
manhad vaiiished into thin air, aud
I M-ns alone."
"Alone?" exclaimed his hearers.
Yes." said Uncle lien; "but the
stiaie thipg v.-a that 1 became in
sensible, an'tt kheM- flotiqng lucre un:
til I M-as found the next 'morning ty
ing In-side the milestone 1
13 brand y-flask iu mv ha
:i tlfWKlft so, Vou
botffe, fell asleep, and 1)
you saw the tphaqtoiu p
ing In-side the milestone M ith theemp-
. . . . . - . 1 : l 1 . ..
11 eiij)Miei4 iuv
"No, sir, it M'6 no dream. When
1 saw that earrrlag, and m hen I rode
in it; I Mas as much awake as 1 am
iiom ; anil m lien yon are fas old as I
am, and haw seen a many Monders.
von will l.e snmris at nothing, and
own that )her a?e rroe thU.g In
heaven' and earth 'It ban are' cvt-r
4 1 reamed of In Jotir pVtJosophy.
the pla, that all my
Mas oozing out at 1113
We have a full line of New and Seasonable Goods, just
bought at Mjmufcjfories, and Cheaper than ever
before brought to Columbia, to
lie sold at the
IIIRDl'AOE, LEATHER, SHOE FIIIDUIGS
Plows ! Plows !
4 v r t f fit.
Cheaper than any
Screw Plates, Genuine
Butchers Files and Rasps,
HAMMERS, HAKD AXES, HANDSAWS,
Hatchets, Augers, Chisels, Braces, and Bitts, Grub Hoes
and Mattocks, Blind Bridles and Bridle Bitts of
ail Kinds, Hames, Traces, Collars, Back
Bands and Webbing, Hame Strings,
Single Trees, Haw Lines,
GtttfS! GUNS. GUNS!
PISTOLS ! PISTOLS !
1'oMder, Caps, Fuse, Gun Locks, aud Gum Material
35 lbs. ot Nails
A LAKGESSOHTMET OF
HARDWARE and GROCERIES,
At Strictly Bottom
A Good Curry Comb for
A Good Shovel fqr ' .
A Heayy rr. Trace C-haius, Ml m eight, bi
A Good Axe and Handle for - -
A Good Blind Brjdle lor . -
A Splendid pr. Hymes tot 'a - -
IRON ! IRON ! IEOX !' 2 1-2
Call uni see the New and Cheap Goods.
HOLDING, IVIqGREGOR & CO.
i u U i
for 99 cts.
ctf. Fer Pound.
fOlt: STOCK OF STAPLE
Cor. Main and Eight Sts.,
31V 13. Wl
DrugsMedicines, Chemicals, Perfumery
SOAPS, COMBS AND BRUSHES,
Trusses, Supporters, Shoulder Braces, Fancy and Toilet
Articles, Books and Stationery, Kerosene Oil,
Lamps and . Chimneys,
Garden Seeds, Glass,
And Dye Stuff, Etc, Etc.,
Pare Wines and Liquors for Medicinal purposes Patent Medicines, etc.
We have now In store a splendid assortment of .
Staple and Fancy Gorceries,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
Fresh Fish, Oysters and Game in Seaon I
Aa4 will no be undersold on same grades and qualities
by and House.
Goods Received Daily! Stock Always Fresh!
OWK PARCHKD AND GROUND COFFEKS are roasted In out own
hotiM twice per week, and can be relied on as being fresb. We pMk
In tin boeketa, cans or canolstera to suit castomers, free.
OUR TKAH are nnequaled ia quality and price. We will dnplicate
Saw York or any other prices, l'urties purchasing half ponnda or
pounds, will be furnished with a fancy can u Inter, lead lined and
handsomaiy ornamented, fkkk.
OUR WINK-" are old and pure, arm cannot be etjualed for medical
purpoaea. OWe ns a trial and be satlsaed.
r W pay casb for Bacon, Produce, Kutter and Kses. W (ioods
dellTcrad free la the city. Ice furnished to families during the season.
North BldePubllc Siuare,
mm k mm,
DKY-GOODS, BOOTH, fc?lIOJ-, HATH, CLOTHING, STAPLE AND FAN
CY GHOCEK1FH, WHEAT, COKN, MEAL, ELOt'It, BA
CON, LARD, fcUOAlt, COFFEE, SALT,
AnJ evervthinr usually kept in a
bank'n Standard Stales, CORN,
and guarantee their prices to
, Junction: 31 1. Pleasant
LIVERY, SALE & PEED STABLE,
6, 7;aad:9 Eat Main St., Columbia, Tennessee.
(Blark A Moore's fild Btand.)
UI&STj&Ta? AX, HARNiWS HORSKH, Bill-
"a", . AKtll AUKH Jk tilt HA KOI CH fc-j. whlc.li we will hire at rMannnl.la rata , . ,.H
and mhi tnodioo. ruouia (or storing TeiTulleVof all klu li, Md lo? ir.lln bcaa
Ml BfRrS'?;daun? mr,l't'lll '! -br.ln or tr -OLI. Ittl.lA,
Hniasinl A Cairutr. tr Itlliu ki....... .. .
I LU Llva ThV hlJlii .U.. V-1 . " 'ir
FOR OROCERISu !
Wl ( . . . -
HID FM2CY GflQCEDlES !
OFFERED TO MERCHANTS
? COLUMBIA, TENN
Faints, - Oils, Varnishes,
flrHt-4-IiiKs house. AIw weijthH on Fsir-
HAY, HOGS, CATTLE, ETC.,
be a rlienp as the fheapet.
and Hampshire' pikes,
aff - f m aC-f aJ
Aur.iMii i. loun.l af all tlUM at Mils kl-
I. N. Barn ext.
O. T. UUOHLfl
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Lav.
tilllc'f: On West Malu istreel. formerly txj-
CuptM by Thomas & liai-uetl. yau. 1-77-ly
Green & Thompson,
Attorneys at Law,
Will practice la all tbe various courts ol
Maury and ailloluiog counties. Hr-erlKl at-
teuliou Kiveu lo coklectlous. Jan. 1-77-ly.
J. B. Bond,
Attorney at Law,
In Maury and aljninlug
O. W. Witherspoon,
Attorney at Law,
Will attend with Dromptnesa to all Leital
BusiucKJi eutriiNted to IiIk care, iu Maury and
aujoiulng counllus. Strict Hi ten I iou to col-
lecuou ami Keuicinenis 01 an Kinun. oinco-
Wfclttuoine liiock. Ju. aj-77-iy.
P. H. Southall, Jr.,
Attorney at Law
Hneclul attenllou eiveu lo collectlour.
Ottice: Wiiittlioriie Block. Jan. 1-77-ly.
A. M. IVKJNICV.
Looney 8z Sykes,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Columbia, : : : Tennessee
W. O. Taylor,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
Colunil in , Tennessw.
OHlce:-Vitli McDowell A W-bs1er. Whlt-
tburue Block. Jan. l-7t-iy.
OEO. C. TAYLOlt.
It. 11. ANHOM,
Taylor & Sansom,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Will practice in Maury and adjoinliic
juntlcH. and in lUe Supreme aul Kelerl
Court at Nanhvlle. !Sk-c1h1 attentlou kvi h
to tho rollectlo'l of claluiH. a Mlicv: SuutU
aide pulillc M'luare. Jim. -O-77-ly.
John V. Wright,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
Colunil tin, Tenna-sM.'!',
ii'tlce: WliitlUorue Block, t p-alairsl.
A. M.HI UHES.
A.M. II I'U HEM, Jr.
A. M. Hughes &, Son,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors a Chaniery,
Will practice In tlie CourU of Iaury aud
JJnlniue couiiIIim, and hiipreiuH and 1-aHl-
eraU ajourlia at NhhIivIHc. The attrlctawt at
teullou will lie iilvcn toall buslufaia a-ntiUMl-
h! to their caiu. OiIlce:-Hiutli lu'li-.Wa3et
Malu Ht.reet, -ud door from tue aiure.
April isi. r
McDowell 4& Webster jf
Attorneys at Lavr
J. T. WILLIAMSON,
Attorney at Law,
Aug. 21 1877.
ROBT. M. McKAY. II. 1. KIOUEJttJ,
McKay 8z Figuers,
ATTOItNEYH - A.T - IJk.W
Will practice In Maury aud adjacent ciiun.
tie. Prompt attention Klveu to bunlnen
entrusted tothctii. omi t.: Brown block,
up stairs. No. U't aoulli side public iwiuare.
J. T. Ij. COCJIItAX,
Anil Solii-itor in Chancery.
Prompt attention lo collect Ion. Olnce
No.4'i West Meventli Mtreet.Coluinlila.Ten
Hei7 77 Jy.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Room No. 2U Colouade Bulldlbg,
Will attend to nil buinet-n a-nti nailed to
blticare with promptneHH. Itelera to Third
National Hank of Na-abville. inaylH-ly
J. W. McKISSACK,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Will attend hlrlctly to htiliifH a-nlriiHlaMl
to biiu in any ol the courta ol Maury ami
adjoining counties, mill in the .Supreme ami
Federal (:ourlM at Nashville. Collections
and Keltlcmeula of all kind RUctidod lo
Ullico WliillUorue Block. maylJ-77
i:. m. in ddli-:,
)llice -(.Hire tu Ihe li. pol Hotel. Uulera
U Dm. J. I W. 4 '. Iiuke, Nhj.Ii Mile, Teuu,;
Dr. L. I). Moore, Mempbiit, Tenn.
W. C. SHEPPARD,
0in.'t Next iloor to .Melliodlitt 4,'liurclj.
Physician and Surgeon
North Malu Jilra.-tjl,
2tov.Xi-77.ly. COLC'MIIIA, TKNN.
W. R. JOIINSTON.M. D.f
Haaa returuayi to a 'ohimhia and remirnaxl
the practice ol DenlKtry In all lis lirxnclHat,
Ofllc At tbe rexldenee of Mm, It. U. lw,
ElXbtb Htreet. aept. 1 l-lf.
Carver & Horn's
HOG CHOLERA REHEDY.
A tvilaln, a ll aHlve nml t.ri.ni- ire, ami
a Mtkro leveiillva- ! I ho fr,-..d of the IIn
a-ne. I'i h-e t.'.Mi a ra kut.-, a-oiil ainlii' auf-ni-leril
loeiire Itw iil v liou'-i. .tve our liaiyH
at u eKl if oiit l. ii ,--ttM a lieal.
A. J. 4.' U Kit .at !'.,
(-pl7-ly. N.tiville, Ttuu.