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First National Bank
Of Cohuiibia, Tennessee
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Does a General Banking and
Boardand Lodgiug ?S.00 per month
By ALFRED SrHORSLEY.
COLUMBIA, :.. TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1878.
VOL. XXIII. NO.
T. W. KEESEE, President.
IXCll'S FllIEIWON, Cashier.
K. W. FULWILER,
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I V RARNETT. O. T. HUGHES
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,.
Columbia, Tennessee. J
OtTlRe: On West Main Street, formerly oo
cupid by Thomas Harnett. Jan. 1-77-ly
J. B. Bond,
Attorney at Law,
Will p-actlca lo Maary and adjoining
counties. - Jan. 2V-7(-iy.
0. W. Witherspoon,
Attorney at Law-
Will attend with promptness to all Legal
Huxtncas ent rusted to Mm earn. In Maury ami
adjoining counties. (Strict attention to eol
leci ion aud aeillemenU of all kind,- OfHoa
Wfciti borne Ulock. - - Jan. 28-77-ly.
P. H. Southall, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
Special attention given to collection,
Office: Wlilttliorue Block. Jan. 1-77-ly.
A. M. LOONEY. W. 1. 8YKEH.
Looney & Sykes,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Columbia, : : : Tennessee
W 0. Taylor,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
onice: With McDowell A Webster. Whlt
thorne Block. Jan. 1-71-y.
UEO. C. T A Y LOll.
R. H. 8AVBOM,
Taylor & Sansora,
Attorneys at ImZLTzj
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Wl'l practice In Maury and adjoining
counties, and In the Supreme and Federal
Court at N HSh vile. Bneclal attention given
to the col led ion of claims. oince:--ioutb
side public square. Jan. a-7-ly.
John V. Wright,
Attorney at IaT7
And Solictor in Chancery,
w oni :t: Wblttliorne Block, Up-stalrs.
A. M. IIUU UEH. A. M. HUGHES, Jr.
A. M. Hughes & Son,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors -n Chancery,
Will practice In the Courts of Manry and
ajjolnltiK uoiintles, and tiuprenie aud Fed
eral Courts t Nash vlile. The strictest at
tention vill l" given toall business entrust
ed to thrlr care. OMlce: -(South side West
Main Street, 2ud door from the square.
W. J. ' WEBSTER.
McDowell & Webster,
Attorneys at Law
J T WILLIAMSON"
Attorney at Law,
Aug. 21 '177.
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McKay & Figuerst
ATTOltM-YM - A.T - LAW
Wlfl practice In Manry and adjacent coun
ties, l'rompl attention given to buslnea
entrusted lotliem. Okkick: Bnwu block,
up stairs. No. 11'4 south side public square.
J. T. 1j. COC11HAX,
And ,Solifitor in Chancery.
Pminrit attentions to collect ions. Off!
No. 4'i West Seventh Street, Colum Din, Jen-
sep7 77 ly,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Bourn No. 26 Colonade Building.
ASUVILLE, ... TENN.
to all bosluesa entrusted to
bis cure wit n pi
romplnesH. itelers to iniru
National Bank of
J. W. MoKISSACK,
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Will attend strictly to business entrusted
to tilin in any of the courts of Maury and
(ljilumi: countles.and In the Supreme and
Krdnrat 'oUl't-S at Nashville. Collections
sml H.dtl.'itivjitH of all kinds attended to
UHlce Wtotthsr Block.. may 1-77
J. M. JJIDDLE,
tfR.. ;nice in the Ilepot Hotel. Relers
Vo Urs. J. 1. W. C. Hake, Nashville, Teun
l)r. L. I,. Moore, Memphis, lean.
W. C. SHEPPARD,
omiK-NeitUoorto Xetliodtot Church.
Physician and Surgeon
North Main Street,
JNOV. 23 77-Iy. COLUMBIA, TENN.
R. JOHNSTON.1VL D.,
Has ret urn cd to Columbia aud-resumed
i.o i,ni,.M.-Ui.i iwuiuirv in all its brauehea.
(fflce At the residence of Mrs, R.U. Dew,
Kixhlh street. sept.l4-tr.
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Bank of Columbia,
lHiCcuiber '!, l.-77.
NoW-s. Bills, n-uids. etc,
Cash uii l Buuk buuiucus,
1 iidlvlj, d rotlts,
C. P. ( tUL, Cashier.
T. INulLVM, rreldeut.
11 uu ioiis:
J. W. S. KUIi-y, I. T.. WlIJuiius,
H. W. KitiiMiiiick, J J. tirauberry,
W. A. Wilson, C. 1'. CecU,
W. 1'. Ingram.
GoY'iiicnt Claim Agency.
. i. 1 1 n time to
ltoiiiitv Arrears and Pay, Pension a
""''.ff 1M-2 ao.l istil. All Clai
reans " - -r .......
the late war, and carryim?
distance can communicate
?...r .Ml.,rsiBl. All business attend'
a ii iiiisin(s uitenti
to promptly. Hice -under Herald an
lVi?,So. 2-iNtl. Mam Street
muxcU iti-77-ly. J- wixjsu..
'oiliceu niter Herald and
THE SZVZESD EANS.,r "
T On the eVening "of JimeTf i'Mt, the
following general order was telegrapu
ed to everv inilife station in I'aris:
"Ixxik out for Maria Vouprez, agetl
nineteen, blonde, nve reet lour incn-
.' well built, abnndaiit light brown
hair, curling naturally, blue eves;
missing since June 2d; had on when
last neen white iini-lin dress with
green "prigs, bbu-k l;u- shavl, jilain
tniw Jiat trimmer) .With blue , und
white riblKin. If found, report heretit
At ten o'clock the same evening
tSoecial Detective llace pnxluced the
missing girl at the liureau of the Chief
of Police, istie neeoumeu lor ner at-
sence from home ly statinir that her
mother and stepfather had quarreled,
and that she went to the house of an
aunt" where she had since remained.
.She promised to return home at once.
and Place was directed to accompany
her thither and see her safe Ju the
keeping of lies friends.
The same evening, an Hour later, a
police officer was on duty on the Hue
ue l-OISSV. " lie was passing me rc
idence of a wealthy merchant, he trod
on something that lay on the side
walk. Jle stooiied down und laid Bold
of it. A turn I or norror ran tnrougn
him, and he dropjied it. 1 urning the
lisht of his bull's-eye on it as it lay
there, his first dreadful impression was
realised, and he found it was a human
Thouirh a brave man. a feelmsr of
(leaaiy iaiiuiiess crept over uim. nev
ertheless, he liore up under it, and tak-
, . . . , . -
mrr his handkercuiei, wrapped the
ghastly, object in it, and in due eeurse
reported the circumstance to his supe
rior. On examination it was discovered
that the hand, which had lieen separ
ated at the wrist, waKthatpf a woman.
It nan blunin and fair, but seemed as
thouirh it had done work in its time.
On the finder next to the little one
it was the left hand was'a gold ring.
Inside tlie ring,- engraved ' in minute
letters, were the words:
"To Marie Vouprez, from August."
.When the. officer's superior read this
-"Marie Youprez? Why, that is the
name in the general order we received
to night "
Then he glanced over it and said:
' ."Yes, it is so, sure enough; and she
ha been missing since June 2d."
Scarcely had lie said these words
when the telegrapher handed him a
slip of paper containing a disjiatch
from th bureau of the' Chief of the
Police. It ran thus:
"Marie Youprez found at her aunt's
and returned to her friends."
A few minutes afterward the dis
eovery of the hand with the ring and
its legend was reported nt headquar
ters, and an order was immediately
received therefrom to send .the hand
thither by the offlcer'who found it.' By
the time he had oleyed this order
there was another remarkable compli
cation. Detective IMace had returned to
headquarters and rejxirted that the
girl had escaiied from him, and that,
after a fruitless chase, he had gone to
the house of the Youprez family., and
was there inform.! that they had just
rweived the intelligence that their
child was safe w ith a friend at . Yer
sailles. On inquiring the source
whence this information : earned . the"
Yourprez declined to say. ,
- The Chief of tlu? Police for a mo
ment was non-plussed. The matter
1 The ounrez family nud, at mx
o'clock that evening notified the jo
lice that Marie Youpre had Isjen,
missing since June 2I. -
". At ten o'clock sue was found, and
returned to her friends.
o At eleven o'clock the olTlcei' found
the left hand of a female on the pave
ment in the Hue dc Poissy, on the fin
ger of which wrs a ring Iniariiig the
words, "Marie ouprez trom Au
gust." 4. J lie girl claiming to Ik? Mane es
caped from the officer whose duty it
was to ueiiver ner to ner laiiiny.
5. The Youprez people said that
they had received information that
Marie was at Yersailles with
This complication formed an inter
esting mystery, and steps were taken
to solve it. The father, mother and
two brothers of the girl, Marie You
prez, were brought to the bureau of
the Chief and questioned. The follow
ing facta were elicited:
Marie was employed us a chamber
maid by a Madame lilondiu, who resi
ded on the Hue Pellissier, and whose
husband was a broker. Marie, who
was very pretty, was a pet of her mis
tress, and considerable affection seem
ed to, exist between them. . Things.
went on very pleasantly for the. eighT
teen months during which Marie was
with Madame lilondin, and conse
quently the Youprez parents were
greatly surpririetl when I hey w ere in
formed on the morning of June 7th,
when the mother carried clean linen
to her daughter, that Marie had quit
ted the dwelling of . Ifloiidins on the
eveidng of June 2d, declaring that she
was sick , and intended to go home
aud remain there until she recover
When questioned tt to Jiov they
learned that their daughter wa at
Yersailles. Mons. and Madame Voii-
nrez said that lietween ten and eleven
o'clock that evening a girl called at
their residenue, and said that she had
iust come from ersailles, where she
had leeii at service for some time, and
that a girl calling herself Marie, who
had taken Uie place that informant
had iust left, reiuef-ted her to call at
ounrez s, aibi leu inem mat oniric
was safe and tei)t Iter love, and that
she would soon see thtdu ajj explain
whv she had left Madame IUoikIIi..
Their informant made them promise
not tt.revJ.tu the fact that she had giv
en this news.
A few inquiries were. uncii.;i)t to
show the (liief of the Police that VuuV
prez's informant was the very girl
whom officer Plac had brought to the
bureau as Marie Youprez, uibj who
had escaped from him.
N"ext day detectives were del ailed Ui
hu'ttstigate this very remarkable, case,
There WJW no doubt now whatever
that a dreadful t riw had len com
mitted, for Monsjer Madame
Youprez identified the riugon ije w;y?
ered hand iw one which had isei gv
en Marie by her brother, and were,
moreover, almost certain that the
band was the hand of tuvk unfortuu
The Hlondhi'M were carefully exam
in.- iv the aulhorjliea, ait they tojd a
straight-forwur' story.aud upttenred tf,
have nothing tt rouveal. Moreover,
sfriu could lie :isei7'mvu, t,,t'
private characl or and public rc""'1-
tion were good, and they were es- j
teemeil as a very w orthy, kind-hearted i
couple. The husband was a man of'
thirty, aud the wife probably five
years younger, aud they were in very
comfortable and atfiuout t ircumstan
.ces. Measures were taken to find
whether Marie was at Yersailles, more
as a form thau othwrwie, but noth
ing could be learned respecting
her. Search was made all over for
the young woman who had rej
resented herself on the night of June
7th, as the inbisiiig girl, but without
After the first zeal was over ihe de
tectives who had charge of the ease
grew cooler, ami conducted the inves
tigation in a mow philsophical spirit.
For instaiue. Place was questioned as
to the dress whhh the girl icrsonating
Marie, wore, lie win wry positive
that her attire answered precisely thf:
description given in the general order
Ol IDU t HUM, llBHll'ii . """I'll
dre wjtb green sprigs, black lice
shawl, plalu straw hat triiainci) with
Mue ami w hite ribbon. JJc piirtjcular.
Iv rvineiulATcd the dress, for the gir
held it up in the gas light and pointed
out to him the s)rigs upon it. lie was
also very positive about the other part
of the dress, for the girl came - up to
him in the Hue KoyahMind anted him
the way to the very street, in which
the Youprez lived, and 11 Was . Iiy- the
dress he laenuneu ner.
Here, then, was a most imKrtant
point gained, 1 he girl who personat
ed Marie wag attired in her clothes,
which she wore at the very time she
had quit the Blondin's. .Marie's
wardrolie wai still at Madame ITlon
d ill's, and thither an officer Went ac
companied by Matlame Youprez.- She
identified all her child's wardrobe
with the exception of the attire she
wore at her disappearance, which was
wanting. Aiauame liiondm wan in
bed and could not be seen, her maid
as .Mane s niotuer, however, was
passing Madame Blondin's nressing-
room. which adiomeu her elutmber.
she opened the door and glanced in.
a woman in a dressing gown was
leaning out of the window, busily eu-
iraired with something. Mndamo
Youprez advanced toward her, and to
her surprise discovered it was Mrs.
Blondin, who, trembling aud easrer.
ann persnirinir at overy pore, was
working at something outside' the
window with the handle of a broom.
Madame Youprez craned over with
the natural curiosity of a woman to
see what Madame Blondin was do
In front of the window was a balco
ny, and in one corner of it was a spout
to carry off the water- Into this Ma
dame Blondin was thrusting a white
muslin dress with green sprigs upon
When Madame Youprez reloiued
the detective, who was in the hall be
low, she was deadly pale, and laying
a shaking hand upon the officer's arm.
"Come w ith me. Monsieur, and vou
may find what your seek."
uuivvi - - - - piui livi I t 1 CI !Uf-
ment by the strange bearing of his
companion, tint commanding himself
"What have you found, or what do
you suppose I nwli?'1 -
"t ome with me, I say, she replied,
"and I will lead you to where my
child's dress is secreted, aikl you" may
pernaps at uie same time arrest her
With a great effort the woman con
trolled herself and ascended the ("fairs,
followed by the officer. Half-way up
the woman paused and made a sign to
the officer for silence. The same mo
ment the strangely distorted face of
Madame Blondin appeared over the
banisters of the lauding just alsrvc.
As she saw the mother of Marie and
the officer as they paused on the stairs
and gazed toward fier she uttered a
wild shriek and fled.
Now is your time." said Madame
Youprez, with an energy lierond one
in her painful position, and she sprang
up-stairs, followed bv the detective.
As she gained the Jloor of Madame
Blondin's dressing-room, some one in
side wasattempting to fasten it.
'ijuick, put yourself agamst it!:'
Madame Youprez exclaimed.
The officer placed his shoulder to
the door, gave one powerful thrust,
and it was burst open. Ashe entered
the apartment Madame Blondin
sprang through the window. The of
ficer rushed lorward, expecting to see
her mangled form in the court-yard
below. Instead of that, however, he
beheld her crouched in a corner of the
balcony, right over the mouth of the
spout. . -
"There," na id Madame Youprez; a
she came to the side . of ."the. offier.'
she is covering the verv unit that
contains the explanation of my child's
disaiifiearanee and mnrder."
After a prolonged struggle with the
half frantic woman on the toileony,
the officer secured her, and from the
spout drew out the dress whieb Ma
dame ouprez had identified as her
It ma3- not be necessary' to prolong
this remarkable narrative. Concealed
in the attic were found the hat and
shawl belonging to Marie, and on ar
raying Madatne Hlondm in the entire
suit, there was no doubts in the mind
of any of the parties, that had seen
her, that she was the party who had
personated aiane ouprez on the
night of June tli.
It was in vain that .Madame Blon
din was questioned, for .she persistent
ly refused to say anything that would
shed any light on the mystery. In the
meantime, however, some of the facts
had got wind, and a Madame Hupert
made an important communication to
the police. She said that, suspecting
her husliand of infidellity, she recent
ly employed IX'tective Place to watch
him, ami he found that Monsieur Hu
pert was accustomed to visit the Blon
din's when the master of the house
was absent. Afterwards Place report
ed to her that he was mistaken, and
she employed a private detective, who
found that isjth Ktipert ami Officer
Place Mere on intimate terms with
Madame Blondin. Su!erjuent.r the
private detective obtained proof that
Place and the woman were criminallv
intimate, though he could discover
nothing to justify a belief in Bupert's
J his story opened the eyes of the
police, and Place was put under ar
rest, IJJsJioukc. which was on the
Hue Poissy, was searched, and In the
small garden a summer-house was
found in the course of erection. The
gate of the garden was within twenty
yards of where the severe! hand was
found. The summer-houe " wa lorn
down and the ground dug up. Bight
under I fit Mtiilding was discovered a
rough deal tsix hi which the remains
of the missing girl were found. The
Isjdy had lieen dissected, aud the left
hand was missing.
When PJnce was aware of this dis
covery, he made a confession. The
acquaintance liegun with Madame
Blondin, when employed by Madame
Hupert, riiened into familiarity, and
i)U he evening of June 2d, Marie You
jirez uai.ie upo'i the gruHty pair in the
midst of their sinful dalliance. That
same evening when Marie had retired
at4 wati fast asleep, Madame Blondin
stFantrlad hep hi hup bed. -.Next morn
ing Place and hi iwFaiiiQijp pcujoved
the Issly to the cellar, baring got rid
of all the domestics for three or. four
hours. The body was dissected and
tueiiepua wTP removed iy Place, a
few af a liuui arid f:q',e4K',J m
garden. Jfqw the hnf had .um,'1
h(iiK.d he could hut tejl, hut that
very night, alter the general order
for the search of Marie was Issued,
Place removed the. last parts of the
Ky and with them the lmtid that was
txanid sffOM ,;"ur-ard. Then he put
nn the .KiU with Madam 9 1 ondin, to
twrtuiimto Mane, and the escujje aud
vLdt to the Vonurei'd was a hart of
- - T
On trial Madame Blond iu positively
denied all knowledge of the crime, hut
wais utterly unable to explain bow she
came by tiie dresn of Marie, w hich she
was found thrusting iuU the out at
the time of the detective's visit, Both
the man aud woman were convicted.
the woman for life and the man for
"That h our family tree, said an
Arkansas youth, as he iwinted hi
vigorous hemlock. "A good many of
our folks have been hung on tnat tree
tor borrowing horses after dark,"
Ck kko was a great humbug. "He
put away his wife Terentia for no of
fense and married Publilia ' that he
might pay his hn debts, and lived with
Ijer iut a year."
T 1 1 f ig norau 1 1 en uay 1 v an ia u rega rd
Mr. Pitman as "a stoic of the most -re
inorseless kind, one who is deaf to all
huiirm sympathies and unmoved by
A EClAi::i OF K7T2
Tto Extrxordiairy Story Toll of a Kw
. . . - - 7ork Lasy Lately leal.
New York Letter to the Baltimore Hun.
, .On Tuesday there were lsjrne from a
sumptuous house high up on fifth Av
enue, for interment in u Connecticut
town, on the New Haven road, not
far from this city, the remains of a re
vered wife and mother, whose distant
girlhood had supplied the heroine of a
romance as dramatic as ever found ex
position in novel or on stage Half a
century ago, when she was the only
unmarried daughter of an old and
wealthy family of the town in whose
cemetery her body now rest's, she
came to New A ork in the bloom and
vivacity of a youth just conscious of its
own power, to visit the friendly house
hold of one of our best merchants. A
prolongation of her stay hem did not
excite the remonstrance of her parents
until they were surprised by infornia
turn that her delay was possibly occa
sioned by the frequent calls of a gen
tleman, a Lieutenant of the British
navy, whose attention seemed omui
ouslv serious, when her mother took
the family carriage precipitately for
the city, to convey back forthwith the
giddy damsel. l'jxn arraigning her
before the maternal ir the young
lady did not deny the frequent visits
of the alleged suitor, whom her New
ork friends had seen no reason to
interfere with; indeed, upon stepping
into the carriage to go home (there
was no New Haven railroad then) she
said quite coolly: "It's useless to find
fault now, ma, ior l am married."
Such indeed was the startling fact; af
ter a short aud only finally susiiectcd
Summer's courtship, she and the Lieu
tenant had been clandestinely married.
and before the horrified mother ami
romantic daughter had lieen in their
Connecticut home twenty-four hours
the Uild young sailor was there, too,
to claim his wife. But he found her a
irisoner, locked in her own room, and
sth parents met his appeals with a
steady refusal to acknowledge his au
thority. The girl was out a child,
they said, not conscious of her own
mmd, aim they should resist with ev
ery possible form of law any attempt
to remove her irom tneir cusiotiv. J no
husband, urging that they loved each
other,- was told that she whom he had
made his wife In name; now only bit
ter v regretted her sentimeutal folly.
and wished to see him no more. As-
touished at this' assertion, the young
man passionately.: impugned its truth.
Would he lie tenerous enough to give
her up, he was asked, if she heiLlf
assured him of her ilesl re to that ef
fect ? Chivalrously, though too rash
ly, perhaps, he agreed to do so, confi
dent, undoubtedly, that she would
prove true to him. And then came
the most extraordinary scene ol the
little drama. A married sister strik
ingly resemblingi the yet imprisoned
virgin wife had ieen hastily summon
ed from the city for the puriise, and
arttullv dressed to intensity the re
semblance, hurriedly entered the room
wtiere the Lieutenant was present,
w ith a friend for a witness, to learn
his late, and, with simulated solis
hastily hid her face on her mother's
bosom. Supposing her to Ik his wife
heagitatedly called her by name, and
the deceived huslaind lagged her to go
with him. "I wish to remain with
my mother!" was the apparently
tearful answer, without so much as a
glance for him, and without another
word the Lieutenant bowed to parents
and child, and at once withdrew with
his friend from the room and the
house. On his way back to New York
bv steamlsiat a favorite ilog, that ac-
omiianied him, leaped overt siard,
and he, plunging instantly over to the
rescue, was drowned:
Ti lTa;:leea of Tomsn.
Mit. Kin tor: As the "legend Of
Semiramis" apiteared in ihe JIkhaiji
of the 8th, probably the "History" of
that lady would not lie uninter
esting to your readers. 1 he following
account is copied from Hawlinson's
"Ancient Monarchies;" vol. chap. it,
pages I l'J-21.
"If these statues, however, are valu
able as works of art, they have yet a
jieculiar interest for the historian, as
containing the only mention which
the disentombed remains have fur
nished of one ot the most celebrated
names of antiquity a name which
for many ages vindicated to itself a
leading place, not only in the history
of Assyria, but ill that of the world.
To the (reeks and Romans Semira.
mis was the foremost woman; the
greatest queen who ever wielded a
sceptre, the most extraordinary con
queror that tho Kast ever produced.
Beautiful as Helen or Cleopatra,
brave as Iunris, lustful as Messalinu;
she had the virtue and vices of a man
rather than a woman; and performed
deeds scarcely inferior to those iier-
formed by Cyrus or Alexander the
(ireat. It is an ungrateful task to dlw
lel illusions, more especially such as
are harmless, and venerable for their
antiquity; but truth requires the his
torian to obliterate irom the pages ot
the past this well known image, and
to suiistitute in its place a very dull
ami prosaic figure a Semiramis, no
longer decked with the prismatic hues
jffuuey. hilt clothed, instead, in the
solier garment of fact. The Nelsi
dolsare dedicated by the Assyrian
ifficer, who had them executed, to
'his lord Y ul-lush and his Jadv .Smt-
iiinmmit;'''' from whence it would ai-
pear to lie certain, in the first place,
ttiat mat .Monarch was married lo a
trincess who Imre this world rcnuuued
name, and setunldly, that thu held a
iiositiou superior totliit which is usu
ally allowed in the Kast to a queen
consort. An inveterate, oriental prej
udice, requires the seclusion of wo
men, and the Assyrian monument,
thoroughly in accord with the predom
inant lone of the Kastern manners,
throw a veil in general over all that
concerns the weaker sex, neither rep
resenting bo forms of the Assy
rian women in the sculptures, nor no
much as mentioning their existence in
the inscriptions. Yery rarely iu there
an exception t) this all nut universal
reliceipre, In tho prveht instance,
and in alsjut two others, the silence
usually kept is broken; and a native
woman comes upon the scene to tan
talize us by her momentary appari
tion. The L'limpse Ave have obtained
dues' nut rev-pal much, Leyunii te fct
. . . ... i . t-.-i i.. .i.
mat lue piiiiciuai iiuceu oi mi-iu.mi
III was uamed Senilramls, aud the
further fact, implied in her being men
tioned at all, that she had a recognized
position of authority hi the country;
Vecanouiv eonciuue, conieciuraiiv,
rqru lui ejacf iwfajloimu uf the
Jih rases used, inai srie nqre sway con.
ojutly With IieF luisl-and, either over
. . . O I 1 . 1
Uie AY U VIC vr over a part ot uis uoiuiu-
Such a view explains to some ex
tent the wonderful talc of the Ninian
Semiramis, which was foisted into
history by Cterjas; for it fchu that he
had a slight liana of fatd to HO U1'U
It also harmonizes, or may be made
hi hariiioiiic. with the story told of
Semiramis bv Herodotus, who says
that she wasa Balilonian queen, and
reigned five generations before Nito-
erios or at rout B. C. T ; for it is quite
Nrssshh? thiit tlir N'linmvrnmit mar
riexl to Yul-lu-h If I, was a IJaLylonJan
princess, the last descendant of a Ion
line of kings, whom the Assyriau
Monarch, to confirm through her .lis
title to the Southern provinces, in
which case a portion of his subjects
would regard her as their legitimate
sovereign, and only recognize his au
thorjtv as secondary, and dependen
The exaggeration in winch ihe ori
entals indulge, w jth a freedom that
astonishes the SAilrVf nations, of the
West, would seize upon the unusual
circumstance of a female having pass
ed a conjoint sovereignity, ana would
gradually group around the name a
host of mystic details, wmcn at last
accumulated to eudh an extent, that to
prevent tire fiction from becoming
glaring the queen liaa to oe thrown
back into mystic times with which
such details were in harmony. The
liiibylonian wife of Vul-lush III, who
gave him his title to the regions of the
South, ami reigned conjointly with
him both in Babylon aud Assyria, be
came hrst a queen of moyion ruling
independently and alone, and then an
Assyrian empress, the conqueror of
Egypt and Kthiopia, the invader of
the distant inaia, uie ouuuer oi jsany
Ion and the constructor of all the great
things which were anywhere to be
found in Western Asia. The grand
figure thus produced, Imposed upon
the uncritical ancients, ana was ac
cepted even by the moderns for many
centuries. At length the school of
Heeren and Niebuler, calling com
mou sense to their aid, pronounced
the figure a myth. It remained for
the patient explorers of the field of As'
syrian antiquity in our own day to
discover the slight basis of fact on
wh'cb the myth was founded, and to
sulistitute for the shadowy marvel of
t etnas a very prosaic and common
place princess, who, like Atossa or
Elizabeth of York, strengthened her
husband's title to his crown, hut who
never really made herself conspicuous
by either great works or by exploits.'.
Ti Jtws la America.
. Boston Post.
The increase of the Hebrew popula
Hon of the United States did not Ire-
come sufficiently rapid to be marked
until after JH-Mk so that the phenome
non of their immigration into the
country is au affair of hut a quarter of
a century. JJasing present estimates
of their numiiers on the census of lhiQ,
they are now reckoned to be not lew
than 2o0,ino strong m the whole couu
try. In 1 HV) there were but 15,Q0M of
I hem. Considering that the depres
sion of business and the depreciation
in all kinds of property have Involved
commerce and trade more thau any
other interests, and remembering that
the Jews are wedded by long habit to
trade above erery other interest or vo
cation, it will lie at once understood
why immigration from this source has
fallen away as it has for the last three
or four years. The life of the Jews in
the I mted Mates, wholly separate as
it is from the common life in one sense.
is a fact of sufficiently singular to pro
voke a ntudy of its own: aixl in a re
cent issue of the JVorf ft American Re
nt we note tho first of a series of
articles tin this most interesting sub-
eci written by a distinguished member
of the nice, ( fustavd'ottheill, in which
are to be met numerous" timelv illus
trations of their life aud character so far
as both are modified circumstances.
The sketch of the Hadical Jewish char
acter is as clean-cut as a cameo profile,
and helps one to understand the se
cret of the succe ss of this peculiar peo
ple in the face of unrelieved adver
sity. The preliminary tribute paid bv the
writer to his race issulsluedly eloquent
in its temper and style, lie admits
"that their more recent settlement in
this country affords probably the most
instructive phase in the modern de
velopment of Jewish history." The
Hebrew m fhiseonntry finds a larger
measureot individual liberty than he
ever enjoyed anywhere before. Their
congregations numlier , and their
institutions and societies lo7, making
in aiioo organizations. The memiier-
ship is estimated to be alsiut lti,HM)
uid the value of the property held bv
them not far from &S,(KM,Kio. There
are fourteen public institutions under
the exclusive control of Jews, none of
them being; unscctnrian in their l?n-
etits. These institutions ore not con
nected with the congregation. But
there are other hospitals supported by
theni t resides those included in the
al rove enumeration. There are numer
ous societies devoted to the care of the
sick all over the land, the principle on
which they are based being that of mu
tual helpfulness. There is not a place
the L nion says this writer, where
even a handful of Israelites dwell that
has not its charitable society. The
united Hebrew charities of New York
expend :4;,X, annually for the suji-
irort ol the poor. .Mayor f-Jy recently
made the statement mat while the
lews form ten per cent, of the popu
lation of that city, they contribute less
than one per cent, to the criminal
lasses. Out of 8,1X10 persons in the
varions public institutions, only 33 are
lews, l here is a common opinion
that the Jew possesses the magic art
of securing wealth, but it w ill be found
that the only secret of his prosperity
consists in his "genius for tiatieuce,
courage, diligence, economy and con
secration of earnings to the comfort
and elevation of his family." It is a
secret with which it would be well for
the rest of us to become more famil
iar. A Soft Astwr.
The husliand was quick of temper
ami oiten inconsiderate. incy nai
not Ireen married a year when one day.
in a fit of hasty wrath,' he said to his
'I want no correction from you.
If you are not satisfied with my con
duct you can return to your home,
whence I took 3'oti, and had happiuess
with your kind."
"If I leave you, ' returned the un
happy wife, "will you give me back
that wheh 1 brought you'."'
"J-, verv dollar; i covet not your
Wealth, 5 u shall have it all all back."
Ah!" she answered "I mean not
the wealth of gold. J thought not. of
Iress. I meau my maiden heart my
first and only love my I aioy ant hoi res
and the promised blessing of my wo-
lauhood. Can vou give these to
A moment of thought convulsion
and then taking her to bis arms:
".ao uo, my wile, I cannot tto tnat,
but I w fil do more; 1 will keep them
henceforth unsullied and unnamed. 1
cherish your blessings as my own; and
never again, Ood helping me, win i
forget the pledge I gave at the holy
altar when you gave your peace and
happiness into my keeping." .
llow true it is that a son answer turn
eth away wrath: how, many oh how
many of the bitterest htnles or domes
tip life might he avoided by remeralier
ing and agting in aecordance there
Absut the Peps.
Pio IX was the- two-hundred and
fifty-second Pone. Of the whole mini
her fifteen were French, thirteen
(ireck. eight Syrians, six (ierman,
nve S laniards, two from Sirica, two
from Savoy, and two from Ihuinatia
England. Portugal, Holland, Swe
den, and Crete gave one Pope each
Italv 104. All pouessince nave
Is-eu elected from the Italian Cardi
nals. - Of the 2 i2 iropes, eight died
w ithin a month after t Mr aceeii0i
to the pontifical throne, forty have
lived only a year on the throne,
twentv-rtwo. between one and two
vears. TiT lietween 2 and 3 years, 4
from .5 to 10, 51 from 5 to 15 years, 18
from lo to 20 years, and 0 have lived
more than yearn, Til irantifleal
life'of HiQ IJj hJs 'n longer than
that of his nredetressors. With regard
to aire, manv of them have reached
verv old age. The popes Alexander
XIII., Pio YII.f Paul IV., Gregory
XII., Innocent X., and Benedict XI V-i
died Irutween the ages of 2 and f0:
Paul III.. Boniface VIII., Clement
.V, am? Inn.cent NIL, U'tween. thd
sk.m ot ;u and H John XI I., teached
the age of '.), ampleorge IX., was V)
years ojd when iiy, uieu.
We have a full fine of New and BeasonaMe krods, just
bought at Manufactories,- and Cheaper than ever
before brought to Colombia, to
be sold at flio
UlODUiOf, 4IIU0, SHOE FIDOIOGS
HEN ER ALLY, AND
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS !
Plows ! Plows !
A 1ULL LINE OF
- - cheaper than any
Screw Plates, Genuine
Butchers Files and Rasps,
HAMMERS, HAND AXES,
Hatchets, Augers, Chisels, Braces,
and Mattocks, Blind Bridle and Bridle Bitts of
ail Kinds, Hames. Traces, Collars, Back
Bands and Webbing, Hame Strings,
Single Trees, Tlaw Lines,
rUlTS! GUNS. QUITS!
PISTOLS 1 PISTOLS!
Powder, Caps, Fuse, iun Ixrcks,
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OK
HARDWARE and GROCERIES,
At Strictly Bottom
Good Curry Comb for
A Good Shovel for -
A Heavy pr. Trace Chains, full weight, 6
Good Axe ami Handle for - - -
Good Blind Bridle for -A.
Splendid pr. Hyuies for
1209 ! I0S ! I02J ! S 1-2
Call and see the New and
HOLDING, McGREGOR & W,oC3
OF -1878 !
and Bitts, tirub Hoes
and (Juin Material
9 cent j
ttu. Ttr ?oaad.
ANDREWS, BARELEY- & CO.,
NO. 7 SOUTH
Cutlery, Guns, Pistols, Leather,
'PLOWS. STRAW CUTTERS, CIDER MILLS,
RUBBKlt AN 1) LEATlIKIt BKETINtJ, KTC,
Which will be sold as cheap as the cheaiiest. nov2-5in.
FULL STOCK OF STAPLE
i -i itrzTi u 8 1 tA ? i . .s:..vH
Wines cxnci; Xjic uiors.
Cor. Main and Eight Sts.,
MORS GROCERIES !
IE A T
We liHve uoir in sic re a silonUitl usmji lnn nl of
Staple and Fancy. Gorceries,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
Fresh Fish, Oysters and Game in Seaon I
And will uo oe uudrrwild on hriuo grades unil nualllliH
Ijy and House.
Goods Received Daily! Stock Always Fresh!
Of It PAKCHIJlr ANPUUOI'SIX'OI'I-nr- nmxtid In on
limine tw ice (er wt-ek, hihI cmii n rollml nn I' -Inu In-sn.
iti tin hui'kf t, r nirt or mi ulsters t.i siul ,';isi cinn i i iikc .
OUH TVSare uaeqitaltxl in i nilnv hihI priiw. Wh will iti
New Vork ir Miiy oiiiki iliv. I'mi I i's j)Mi'-!j'i-iin Imil mmii
iioiiiids, will Iw luruUlied u illi a laticy cttuiilsti'i', It-ad Unci
laiwlitoitiely ornaiueutud, I KKI.
OLili WINKi are old aud ure, ami cannot be cjii.'ilcd for in
liuriNiseM. Uive uh a trial aud Lr t,aliKllel.
" We pav caHli for Hicou. Produce, Hull"r Hiid t lx.
lellvered tree In lUe city, lea luruUlied to IhiiiIIIcmIiiiiiiuiIi h
North HUlul'iiMic Ninuir,
SHEPPARD & UHBISOI,
DRY-GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CLOTHING, STAPI.K AND 1AN
CY GROCE1MFS, WHEAT, CORN, MKAL, 1 LOCK, BA
CON, LARD, SUGAR, COKE ICE, SALT,
And everything usually kept In a fnsf- l;iss house. ANo w -curbs on I'air
ban'k's SUiuilard Scales. CORN, H AY, HOGS, CA'ITLK, I HC,
and guarantee their prices folic as i-bc-ipus the rlic:tx'.-t.
Junction: Alt. Pleasant and Hamjishire jiikes,
LIVERY, SALE a FEED STABLE,
Not. 5, 7 and;9 East MainlSt., Columbia, Tennessee.
' (BIickHlMoore'iiIold Htau l,)
Will kesp l' on liand I'lrHM'I.AM MADULi: A N 1) 1IA11NKM HuK.iKS, III.O
UlKH, C Altltl AUKS AN l ll All'll L'HKs, which v will hire at re.iHoitahle ralei. I.MriiA
ind coiiimodlon room for B'orliiK vehtPles of all klmlM, and lor lioHnlintf ImnrK. in
iionnecl Ion with thin arable there are two larrt nliwls lor the iiccim inodiillon of drivers
of homcM and miller. Uncle Tommy D ninian mill hold t In- relim of inn "UIJi KKI.1A
111, KoVIN lHl'," and alteriila with tin KUihlr. All ilN led at illher itlabie will re-c-i
ve iii onii.t n! lenl ion Irom I "iipIm 1 oiiitny.
Ho wind Jk Carnter, or Millie M'tom, tnoir A ;'''' '"I "ill ul i!l IPnonat thl Hta
I1 Ut iive the hih-Ht market pnei lor null' -si. A l- 1 1 llur.-h, I'luk, imii In lucid a
hL-i Util3 Hi. uil lioufs Uuriu Ihu ulUl. duel . i ll.
for mmi !
TV ' . . iV-t-
AND FAIiCY GROCERIES !
OFFERED TO MEItCII ANTS
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