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First National Bank
Of Columbia, Tennessee
Does a General Banking and
T. W. KEESEE, President.
LLX'l L'M FMEKSON, Cashier.
Boardand Lodging S20.00 per montl
By ALFEED S. HORSLEY.
COLUMB IA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1878.
VOL. XXIII. NO. 37.
U. T. UUGHES
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
0!ne: On West Main Street, formerly
cupi-Hl by Thomas c Bameit. Jan. I-7?-ly
J. B. Bond,
Attorney at Law,
Will pactica in Maury and adjoining
0. W. Witherspoon,
Attorney at Law,
Will attend with promptness to all Iegal
Bustti. sh entrusted to ins care, in Maury aim
mlloili In a counties. Hlrlct attention to col-
iev: .ion ami settlements of all kinds. Office
-Wutltnoriio Block. Jan. Sj-77-ly.
P. H. Southall, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
Fp.-clal attention Klven to collection.
Ollio- : A'lnt' lioi ue Block. Jau. 1-77-ly.
A. M. KOOMCV.
Looney & Sykes,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Columbia, : : : Tennessee
W. C. Taylor,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
Office: With McDowell & Webster. Whlt
thorne Ulnclc. Jan. I-7U- y.
tt. II SANSOM.
Taylor & Sansom,
ilttoinGys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Wl'l prnct'oo In Maury and adjoining
con ii I ies, h id la I lie Supreme and Federal
Courts i.t N'iKlivlle. Sneclnl attention Riven
to the collecUo-i of claims. Oltiee: -Houth
Hide puliltc squ ire. Jan. iJS-'rt-ly.
John V. Wright,
Attorney at Lavj
And Solictor in Chancery,
. olumoia, lennessee.
. . . 1 1 ' I 1 1 . I 1'n.elalM
Y O'fl :
May 01 n
A. M. IlL'tiiiEH.
A. M. HUOHKS, Jr.
A. M. Hughes & Son,
AttorrxGs at Law
And Solicitors .a Chancery,
Will practice In the Courts of Maury and
a IJ iiiliiit counties, and Supreme and Fed
eral Courts hi Naslivlde. The strictest at
tention will b given tonll buslnens entrust
ed to ihi-lr cue. Ollice: Houth side West
Mala strs t, ilnd door lroui the square.
W. J. WEBSTER.
McDowell & Webster,
Attorneys at Law
J. T. WILLIAMSON,
Attorney at Law,
Aim. 21 177.
1WCT. M? McKAV. H. 1. FIUUEIM.
McKay & Figuers,
-Airx-oitlV HYH - A.T - LAW
Columbia, Ten n esste.
Win trm'tlceln Maury and adjacent coun
ties. Prompt nttentlon c,v,"n to bnslnes
einro-t-d to litem. Okfick: Brown block,
up Kiutrs. No. It'i toulu side public square.
jTt. L. COCHltAN,
Ami Solicitor in Chancery.
lr i,np iiitent.ons to collections. OHIce
N. i' j Wi-t-l itveuth Hlreel. Columbia, Ten
uess.e sep7 77 ly.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
!; t'olonade Building.
Will a!'ri'l to a'l business entrustej to
Ills cviri' wiMi pinni'itnrss. llefers to Tliira
Nai ionaj liuuk ot Nashville. uiaj-ls-ly
J. W. McKISSACK,
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Wl'l Htreml ktrlrtly t'i business entrusted
to him In nv i the courts of Maury and
mljo'iimif ci'iiutb's.and In the Supreme and
I'ld ril ouits at Naslivi'.le. Collections
nnd K.'ltlrnn'iiis of all kinds atU.'Uded to
with prnni ptn-ss.
Utile v nlttlixrne Block. mayl2-77
K. ,M. BIDDLE,
'irfice (iflice in the repot. Hotel. Kelers
to Ui-s. -T. I. W. C. J;ke. Nash vllle, Teun.;
Dr. I.. D. loore, Mtmphls, Tenn.
W. C. SIIEPPARD,
1)1 ri-i; Next door to Methodist Church.
Physician and Surgeon
North M iiu Street,
JJov. Zi u-ly.
W. R. JOHNSTON.M.
Has returned to Columbia and resumed
the prai'iio-ot Ih-ntslry in an lis uraucnes,
O nice At liis residence uu Uaideu Si.
s t a t i: yi i; x t
Bank of Columbia,
l'ectlubcr 31, 177.
KotlS, lilllS. l'.'lllllh.'ctC,
F'urui lire sreouut
CaiU uud liuuk balances........
r--1'! 7 !'. S !
l'ndl Mid projius,
C. r. i IXIL, Cashier.
1. l.SoKAM, Tresldent.
J. W. S. lildlev, I. I,. Willlnius,
t?. W. 1 itirpu-.rick, J J. Crauberry,
W. A. WiiMiii, C. 1. Cecil,
VJ. V. Iusraut.
Stallions for 1878!
linm-u, I.', liftini, by Woodford Mam
brli o. i'iiii ui Msiiihi inn i'liiei,i dam (iritce
by l'dot. Jr. Term-: 51-' the seasou, prlti
Ugc ol rcluraUis till you get a colt.
Shetland jHiny, lmy,:.ft ineh.-s Mull, at
the season, priv. ili't4i i returning till vou
net a colt. At my lrm near Snrine Hill.
UrcUi.' l'ni. CA.MrUELL UKoW',
The Midnight Visit to & Family Vault.
The Body Snatcfcer's Secret Its Myste
riocs Occap&st cf tisTomlD The Corps
that Suddenly Scso into Life The
Flight Through tie ChurchTari and
the Pursuit The Figure on tha Lawn,
ana ut aianigtt, summons.
Within the memory of mnny now
living ihe resurrectionist or IxsJy-
Hnatfiier nliel lus disgusting trade,
and had for liw clients the most
learned and famous physicians and
surgeons of the day. t riminnls exe
cuted at the drop, and the unclaimed
dead of the hospital had ceased to be
interesting subjects for the anatomists.
and witn tne reiined taste ot uie epi
cure thev lousred for the eornses of the
delicately nurturetl and refined, and
were ready to run great risKs and pay
Iartre prices to secure tuem.
tiraves Mere rutnicssjy robbed ot
their contents, and even the walled
tombs of the opulent and high-liorn
were raided on, anil the newly-intro
duced tenants removed to pass untler
the kiiiie ot the operator and the mi
croscope of tne man of science.
Hundreds of stories are related ot
the horrible deeds of the body-snatch
er, nut among tliem all none is more
REMAKKABLB A.VU SOUL-HARKOWJNO
than the one just about to le narra
ted. Ihe facts were giveu to the wri
ter recently, and it is believed that
they are now published for the first
In the town of Kilmare, in the
north of Ireland, resided many fami
lies of distinction. Ihe head of one
or these was a .Mr. Jseli, a young gen
tleman of tweuty-livc. He inherited
large estate from his uncle, and
soon afterward removed from his for
mer abode to take possession of the
family mansion in Kilmare. He mar
rid the only child of a wealthy Kast
India merchant, residing in Javer-
pool, by whom he had two children.
n tlie lourth year ot tneir wedded
life Mrs. Bell was taken suddenly ill,
and expired the next day. The symp
toms were of a peculiar nature, and
the limbs so increased in sie immedi
ately after death that a magnificent
diamond ring of great value could not
be removed from the lady's linger,
and was buried with her. Of course,
this fact was well known to the in
habitants of Kilmare, as Mrs. Ilell
was the wife of the most considerable
man thcrealiout, and naturally there
fore, all concerning her was a matter
of conversation and rumor.
The old church-yard of Kilmare
stood on the side of H hill, and imme
diately in thenar of the church and
adjoining the chancel was the tomb of
the HeU family. Here, in accordance
with immemorial usage, the body of
the deceased lady was to reiose, and
there it was tleposited on the third day
of her demise. After the ceremony
the key of the vault was put in its
usual place by the sexton in the ves
try of the church. .
The day had been gloomy,oand as
night drew on a thin rain fell, which
increa'ied at alout midnight in a
smart shower. Mr. Bell, who was
aliout retiring, went to close an open
window, and as he did so fancied he
A WHITE KIC-l'ltK ( HOSSINU Till; LAWN
in front of the house. The next mo
ment it disappeared, and, satisfying
himself that he was the subject of a
delusion, he commenced to undress.
Suddenly the clear tones of the door-
iiell rang turougii mo nuuumg. -Mr,
Bell paused, and moved toward the
door of the apartment and listened.
In a few seconds f ije sound again re
verberated through the houie, and
Mr. Bell opened the door uud stepped
out into the corridor. At that mo
ment as he glanced down the stair
way he saw the housekeeper moving
toward the trout door. 1 uen ne nearu
her -et the small lamp she carried on
the table, and onen tne locK and bolts
of the massive door. Then
A PKKAl'H'L AM) I'KOLOXCiKDSH KIKK
Followed, and at the same moment
Mr. lieH's butler run along the hall to
the front door. Mr. Bell had reached
the heatl of the stairs and was in the
at4 of descending, when the butler
reached the-iot where tueliousckeep
er lay on Hie uooi apparently in a
swoon. What was Mr. Bell's fcurr
prise to see the butler raise his hands,
fix his ga.e upon the door, nd then
sink to the lloor as though struck
Clicily bewildered and conioundeti,
Mr. Bell hastened down stairs. The
sight that met his g;i.e whn he
reached the center of the hall almost
froze his blood. There stood the fig
ure of hiu wife in her grave clothes,
leaning against the pillar of the door,
with one hand thrown across her
breast. For a moment Mr. 1M1 was
almost overcome. Then he remem
bered tlu! white iigure which he saw
crossing the lawn u fov.' seconds liefore
the liell rang, and another fcian,:e
showed him that the garments of the
figure before him were dripping with
"Julia! iny dailiii-, my wife'."' Mr.
Bell exclaimed, and stepiicd tuward
It made a movement toward him,
and the next instant it was
KXHU.HKU IN his Ainjs.
The scene that ensued harries all de
scription. It was indeed the wife, but
that day buried, who was restored to
the arm of the bereaved husband and
children. The explanation which she
offered was very imperfect and unsat
isfactory. I 'or a short time after her
supposed death she wa aware of all
that went on oii;:d her, but before
she was placed inthecoitiu she loi al!
consciousness. All the rest was a
bia.sk until a short time before she ap
peared at her former home as one risen
from the dead. Hie uaid that the first
sensation of consciousness she had
wa one of pain. Then she saw an in
distinct sdjmmer and finally a severe
lmmi .shot through her frame. With
a jiowerful effort t,he rose aud saw a
woman standing by her side. The wo
man shrieked and' tied, and then Mrs.
Bell discovered by a small lamp, which
lav on the floor tfiat sin- aw lying in a
cotlin in the family vault.
Fresh strength came to her every
KKIJCVlMi 1IK15SKLF OK Till: SHlIOl 1,
She stepped to the ground and paced
out of the vault, the door of which
was wide opeu. Down the church
yard path she parsed to tne mam
street, ulong which she walked for
half a mile until hUc reached her late
home. Fortunately the laryc gate to
the nark was unfastened, and she
hastened up the roadway to the dwel
ling. The reft the reader knows. s:he
rapidly regained her health, and lived
to a ripe old age.
But who was the woman who blood
bv the side of the cotlln when the
core suddenly arote and startled her
in'o sudden flight?
'cxt day the lamp was found ex
tinguished on the floor of the vault.
It was identified as one which usually
stool in the vestry and was used by
the sexton. It had doubtless been re
moved at the same time when the
key of the vault was taken. Beyond
that all was mytery.
The object of the woman, however,
was easily discovered. As already
stated, Mrs. Bell was buried with a
valuable diamond ring on her linger.
The design of the woman was to steal
th'sfrom the siipioscd corpse. Find
ing it impossible to remove it, the
daring thief had raised the hand of
the dead woi.Hh toiler Mouth, find 5n
her attempt to withdraw the ring with
her teeth, caused the pang whieh went
through the frame of
TUT. KVIDKNT VICTIM ( AIll.VKif',
And croti-cd her to con-H-Mousness.
On the linger just i-clow the ring, the
marks of teeth were distinctly visible
for several tlaj-s after Mrs. Bell's resus
Kvery effort was made to keep thi
remarkable circumstance a secret
from the gossips of the neighborhood
nevertheless exertion was used quietly
to ascertain who the robber of the
tomb wa.. The general impression
was that the garb of a female was as
sumed as a disguise, and that the dep
redator was in realitr a mau, and
probably a profi-ssional hotly snateher,
It wan thought that the remarkable
circumstances attending Mrs. Bell's
supposed death had aroused the desire
of some medical expert to itossesa the
bxly for the purpose of an autopsy,
and that he had employed a person to
steal it, and that the body enatcher.
discovering the valuable jewel,, had
resolved to aui possession of it for
Soon after this extraordinary occur
rence the Vicar of the parish resigned
his living and removed to Euir-
land. Several years passed awav. ami
the incidents herein recorded were al
most forgotten. Mrs. Bell's father
died, aud Mr. Bell and his family
quitted Kilmare and took up their
residence at Toxteth, near Liverpool.
During the Chartist riots of ISiO,
James ttinns was arrested for murder,
and lodged in Lancaster jail. He was
tried, convicted and sentenced to be
hanged. Iteforc the la.t sentence of
the law was executed, he made a con
fession of many crimes, aud anion;
the rest of his exploits as a profession
al uotiy snalcner, in which business
he had been eniraged lor manv years.
the following facts are taken from his
In July, 1S20, he was liviuir in Bel
fast, having fled from Kuglaiid to es-
caje punishment for his of lenses. He
had done several small jbs in Belfast
for the doctors, and on the nierht of
July 20th, in the year named, a well-
known physician of Belfast had sent
for him and told him that he had a
very delicate piece of work for him to
icrform. A Mrs. Bell, a lady of great
beauty, and the wife of a rich pro-
irietor, had just died of a very peeu-
t.i, iHunuun mill 4 Vw. ln'
associates desired the body to investi
gate the cause of death. The Doctor
paid so much money down, aud dis-
1 atehed him to Kilmare with such in
structions as were necessary.
HE WAS TO SECURE THE COKl'SE,
ud a coach would be ready at the
churchyard gate, in which there
would be two assistants, who would
be ready to aid him at a liven siirual.
He went to Kilmare on the day of
the funeral, at whieh he was present.
He examined the lock on the door of
the vault, and was satisfied that he
could easily remove it. At midnight
he went to the churchyard armed with
a wrench, a pair of shears and a pick
lock. First satisfying himself that
the coach was in waitinir, he entered
the graveyard and proceeded to the
The night was dark, and rain was
falling. Creeping up by the side of
the church, he approached the tomb
of the Bell family. To his surprise
he saw that the door was open, and a
faint light burning inside. Stealthily
drawing near, he glanced iu. lie
saw the coffin lying along the marble
slab, nnd in front of it a woman was
standing. A second glance showed
him that tho woman was at work try
ing to remove a ring from the ringer
of the dead. A sudden thought struck
him, and slouching down he reached
u at the door, and with his shears.
which he had brought to rid the
orpse of its cumbersome shroud, he
ut a piece trom the skirts ot the wo-1
man's dress, aud retired unobserved.
s he remained fur aa instant peering
in at the strange scene, to his horror
aiid astonishment he saw the corpse
aTise and raise the hand which the wo
man was apparently in the act of put
ting to her mouth. The woman gave
a shriek, rushed through the door and
tied, leaving the lamp burning on the
The body-snatoher guosod al once
the woman's design, and, impressed
with the conviction that she was a
person above the ordinary rank, he
resolved to follow and see where she
went to. He had no difficulty in
tracking the rapidly retreating figure.
It passed oat of tlie church-yard at a
snjail ,JVketon (he north side of the
church and entered the parsonage.
Satisned that ue possessed an luiiior-
tant Becret out of which he could
make money, he returned to the
ault. The 1 it'll t was still burning.
and he signaled the men in waiting.
They were soon on the siot, but on
entering the vault thfay ditwovered to
theio utter amazement that the coffin
Kept his secret, aud thu mysterious
disappearance of the body was a mat
ter of unmixed surprise. Extinguish
ing the lamp, the men quit the
hu rch-yard, tlie body-snatcher re
turning to his quarter at a small Inn,
md the assistants going back to Bel
fast in the carriage.
The next morning the news of Mrs
Bell's restoration to life was abroad in
the town. The body-snatcher lingered
in the neighborhood until he ascer
tained that the clergyman had quitted
home for a friend's house. Then he
called at the parsonage and asked for
the lady of the house. It was with
some difficulty that he obtained an
interview, as the domestics informed
him that the lady was indisposed and
confined to her room,
"My business," he said, "is ot very
great "importance, ud it is alisolutely
necessary that I should see her."
After the lapse of half an hour, a
middle-aged, handoine, stately lady
entered the parlor, and, gazing with
considerable dignity at her visitor,
"What is your business with me,
THE SECRET PlSC'LoSsED.
"Let me shut the door, ma'am," he
said, and, quietly stepping behiud
the lady, closed the door.
"I think we have met liefore, mad
am," he said in a firm but respectful
"Sir!" the lady exclaimed in offen
"I am sure we have met liefore,
ma'am," the mau said.
"Vou are mistaken, sir," the lady
replied, "utterly mistaken, sirt you
illobigcme by quitting the hquse
"Vou forget last night, ma'am, in
the vault," the man said in a low
The cheek of tho lady perceptibly
blanched, aud she gave a gasp for
breath. Instantly recovering herself,
she said :
"I don't uudcrtaud you, sir. "ou
are blaring under a mistake,"
"Well, f may bo," tho mau re
plied, ''that's a fact; but my im
pression was that I saw you last night
in the vault when you were trying to
remove the ring from the linger of
what ou supposed to be a corns-,"
The' lady had sunk into a chair aud
was deadly pale. By a' powerful ef
fort she overcame her momentary
weakness, ai-d said in strong tones :
"I dou'r Hnow; 8fr' A ,,a yuU siHU
of. Vou are eitht-r laboring undei a
mistake, or you are a lunatic."
THE DAMNING EVIDENCE.
"Do you hapicn to have a dress like
thi, ma'am?" the man asfctid, divid
ing from LI pocKet tne
he hful cut from the de
o i iue- UC-
fupant of the vault of the night
The lady's lips grew white apd dry.
She r to srak, tut her tongue
dove to the roof of her mouth and ut
terance was imiiossible.
"I am reasonable, madam," the
mau said; "J know your secret, but I
will keep it if you will make it worth
"How much do you require?" the
lady asked, acquiring the power of
speech by a great effort.
"Twenty pounds down will satisfy
me for the present," the man said,
"and more at another time when I
The money was paid, and within a
month thernan returned and deman
ded more. The lady evidently re
vealed the story of her disgrace and
crime to her husband, for he paid the
money and soon afterward resigned
his living anil settled in England.
This part of the condemned man's
confession was made known to Mr.
Bell. All the parties to this strange
transaction are not yet dead, aiid
hence the names used here are ficti
tious. The writer's informant, how
ever, vouched for the truth of the sto
ry, and there is no reason to doubt his
Bomauce iu Seal Life.
Philadelphia, March 2S. The
Philadelphia Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelty to Children has stum
bled upon a remarkable romance iu
real life. During tlie month of March,
ISVo, two richly attired ladies arrived
in the city, and registering at the Con
tinental Hotel under assumed names,
were assigned to ono of the choicest
rooms in the house. A few hours af
terward a messenger was dispatched
for Dr. Charles 1. Turner, who has
been the physician for the hotel for
tho last seventeen years, to attend the
eldest of the two newly-arrived guests,
wno in a short time became the
mother of a female child. The new
ly-made mother was about thirty-live
years of age, rather above the medium
height, with dark hair, coal-black
eyes, a clear complexion, stately in
appearance, ami In her conversation
gave unmistakable evidence of being
woman of education ami refine
ment. It was evident thev were both
of foreign birth, although the accent
was not sufficiently marked to deter
mine positively to what nationality
Soon after the birth of the child the ,
mother turned to Dr. Turner aud i
pointedly asked him if she could not
get some one to adopt the infant as
their own child. Dr. Turner remon
strated with her against separating
herself from her bale, and transfer
ring the charge of it to entire strang
ers, then the unnatural mother re
vealed the secret of her cruel purpose.
She said she was the possessor of a
large fortune in Europe that had been
left her only so long as she remained
ingle, tene had married secretly, and
to avoid the possibility of the proof of
her marriage coining to light she had
come to this ceuntrv with her sister
der the pretext of traveling for her
health to give birth to her child. The
ppearance of the wonrui and that of
her sister indicated that she had told
the truth, at least so far as her wealth
was concerned. Their dress and cost-
iewelry showed that they were ac-
ustomed to such a life as only wealth
can secure. 1 Hiding that the mother,
to use her own words, w.Aild "leave
the child without any licsly to take
are of it if she couldn't do any bet
ter," the Doctor suggested to her
that by advertising she might get
some one to adopt the discarded oll-
The next day an advertisement ap- '.
icared olferiugS-'iOO to a proiier person
who would adopt a newborn female '
hil I. In resiKiise to this hundreds
ol answers from "proper persoi
anxious to get hold of $"(Ki were re
ceived, and out of the number the
names of David YVonderly and his wife
were selected, and they wore invited
to call at the hotel. tThe third day
after the birth of the unfortunate lit
tle one Mr. YVonderly and his wife
were met in the reception-room of the
hotel by the woman who was anxious
to consign her own innocent and
helpless babe to the custody of those
whom she knew not, iu order that Jie
might opioy posbcslon of the price of
her own flesh and bluod. The foster
mother selected was given the child
and live $100 bills. Dr. Turner was
then paid three times the amount of
his goodly bill, aud the strangers left
the city. The mother said she would
visit Baltimore and Washington, and
then put the ocean between herself
and her child.
Shortly after some one purloined
from the Doctor a book containing the
only record of the birth. The little
babe was given the name of Julia
Wouderly. She was. taken home; by
Mrs. YVonderly aud treated kindly by
tho foster-mother, although it is said
the greater part of the "blood" money
was expended in furnishing Wonder
ly's house with new furniture, which
was afterwards pawned for money to
buy rum, Two years ago Mrs. AVon
derly died of a cancer, but previous to
her ileal li she consigned the care of
the little Julia to Mrs. George F Nice
residing at Sej'bert street, Wou
derly, however, has refused tog-veup
tho care c,f the gir, and sinoe that
time she has been drifting about, first
under the eare of one and then an
other. Wonderly has never paid for
her board, though until recently he
managed to, retain his influence over
her by visiting her, tle child suppo
sing him to be her father. About two
months ago Julia insisted on living
with Mr. Nice, whom she calls Aunt
Mary. The reason of her taking this
action is on account of the cruelty of
Wonderly, whom she lived with at
the time. He is said to be a dissijia
ted man. snuandering all the money
that comes futo his hands for drink.
The inhuman being whom she has
been taught to call father told Mis
Nice that he intended taking but one
room for himsHf, his son, aliout nine
(ecu 'yean or ae, and tnat he inten
ded 'having fhe.m all sleep in one lied.
This state of facts Incoming known
to Dr. Turner, that gentleman has re
ferred the matter to the Society to
Protect Children from Cruelty, who
have taken ttep3 to protect me cuiiu
from urther barljarous treatment.
She is now eight years of age, butdoes
not eyen know the alphabet, f there
wc-rc any douhts as to the genuineness
of her mother's high birth aud educa
tion they would lie dispelled by a look
into her interestingface.
Julia has a beautiful face, a rich
growth of dark brown hair, clear,
bright hazel eyes, w ith long dark lash
es, a Grecian nose, a skin a- pure as
alabaster, and with cheeks resembling
in color a half-ripe cherry. In her
manner she is frank and modest, and,
although she has been accustomed
during her short aud eveutful life to
listening to bad language, jut one tg
uoiaut of her history might suppose
she had been raised in the lap of luxu
ry. A singular fact connected with
the strange history of this worse than
orphaued child is fhat nq legal trans
fer uf tho grl was made by the moth
er to Mrs. Wonderly, m tlyd tlw
case uow stiUjda &h 1? without a legal
protector, or was until the Society as
sumed the charge of her. The ease
has invoked the sympathy uf the
V,'hulo voiuunptlty, amimucli anxiety
is felt as to the fate of the little hero
ine of the romance.
Gnstave JJahutat killed his wife, in
Xtw Orleans, I .ecause of jealousy. In
his account of the murder, he says: "I
then told her, your fate is sealed", but I
will give you time to pray, and, lim
bless her, she did pray." Hid nrst
stab did imt kill her: and he adds:' "I
pickea her up. Kissed ner, and
'(,V-1 lilot vaii. T love vmr vit '
i . 1. ....... ocrain ! -
inn ncuu, h- -ft- .i-ralaill gO
ing to JIM-. y&TI. She placed -T
arm uruunu my necK anu kud- 't4us
tave, 1 love.yoiM'' Then he "relent
lessly completed themurder.
A Tennessee negro stole one hun
dred pound of bacon, and was sent to
prison for niucUt-ii years.
"Joshua aui SoiotMn S7 it Korea." :
Richmond, Va.;, March 1, 187k.
The colored population in Rich
mond is stirred up. From the comely
quadroon "leader" In society down to
the black dray-drivei nnd tobacco fac
tor' ha nit there Is but on absorbing
topic of conversation the great ser
mon of the Rev. John Jasper, on tlie
sun. He delivered it last Sunday
evening, and the crowd that gathered
at Mt. fcion Baptifet Church to hear
him was the largest ever seen in
Richmond, and would have filled five
churches. John Jasper is the oldest
minister in - Richmond and has., the
largest eougregiiou indeed his
church is not large enough to hold it.
Last Sunday he preached from the
text, .r.xodus, xv., ,t "iue lora is a
man of war. The Lord is his name,"
and he devoted his sermon to contra
dicting the false theories of philoso
phers, which theories attempt to prove
that the sun moves over If. Iu begin
ning his .sermon he boldly avowed
that, if lie did not prove by Bible au
thority that the sun inoveflj he would
never preach again. 11 then cited
numerous instances from th Bible to
Crovc "that the sun rliiE: move," and
egan with Joshua's causing the sun
to stand still, following that up with
quotations from the Psalmist, Mala
chi, Solomon and Exodus. At the
close of ti.it uerrnen, v le aid to the
what hehevc fuat the iGtTqo
e, hold up your right hand," and
every mau, woman and child, lu the
house elevated a hand, thus showing
that they were convinced, by the- ar
guments and eloquence of Brother
Jasper, that the sun moves, ?-
Since that time thequestion of the
sun's movement has been uppermost
in tne minds or the colored man. It
is talked of at "scieties," funerals,
Baptisms and other popular gather
ings. A group of hackmen ;were
standing in front of the St. James Ho
tel to-day as- the Herald correspend
ent passed. They were all looking at
the sun, which was then swinging in
(hie remarked, "Dat's so. John
Jasper's right. Dat snnbinn a nioviu'
sence we binn a staudirr here.". -
Another olxserved. "John"g'6t a
mighty good Iwok to back him."
A third said, "Jos2er dun put his
sef ginst tie whole world. Better
keep a sharp look outj too, befo' he's
caught in some trap."
.sucn is a specimen of the conversa
tion now bejng carried on by the color-
Thrilling Scene at a Zxlogical Gardes.
j- or some time tne question or giv
ing an exhibition with the animals
has been agitated among the Direct
ors, and Mr. Tom Steven,' the Super
intendent of the Carnivore, volun
teered to enter the dens and train the
He made his first attempt in this ,
direction yesterday afternorjIT in the
presence of the Executive Committee:
Messrs. John Simpkiuson and C. M.
Erchenbrecher, the Business manager
ol tne oarden, Jir. V. liewis iuhert,
the keeper of the animals, Mr. Frank
Thompson, a( 'ommcrcial reporter, and
one or two ot tiers. j.toeparrs, irather-
1 m front of the cage of young lions,
one ot whom, Nancy, is noted fer her
ugly and vicious disiiosition. The
dillerence lietween these animals and
the usual performing licasts of a trav
eling menagerie should be remember
The lirst are usually tired, laded and
dispirited. These., reyw'rtb.
wcll fod and full ofliferrouSyelKV'
er iieen under the whniTof ff trainer.
Again, in the performing vaus there is
tne ' one-two-snap" door, wEn.b lets a
man tnrougli ltwitli a click, and with
out the necessity for turning the back
upon the animals.
The only door to the cages at the
Garden is the one among the bars,
which is pulled up slowly, and which
must be again pulled ilown"Ty ' main
force. Through this door Mr. f Stevan i
entered the den of voong lions, with
no weaion except the ordinary raw
hide. The lioness Nancy seemed be
side herself .with rage at tho Invasion,
and sprang at Stevau, with" a hoarse
roar, her small ears laid flat down, and
her white.ugly teeth laid hare. Ste
van lough t her down with blow on
blow of the heavy raw-hide. The
other lions bounded back and forth,
with loud roars of alarm and race.
Stevan was perfectly cool, and once
..fin.. l. l.u,l i v- v.. .
"inci in. tiaM vjcu ii i C-j' iKxt tt mo
ment, he.-ttrrned his hack upon the
enraged beasts. j
He came from the cage and enter
ed the cage of the leopards, the beauti
ful animals known a Lueyaird Dick.
These- he played with & one plays
with iet cats, and put them through
many graceiui evolutions.
Next Mr. Stevan entered the den of
the pair of old honn, those grand and
noble Ijeasts which have- long heen
a ieaiure oi tne Harden. They are
probalJy the largest lions in the coun
try, and are untrained and untamed.
Tlie two great animals seemed about
to spring upon the adventurbuaTnan
who advanced upon them. They
crouched upon their bellies. As he
struck at them they uttered such hor
rible roars and looked so wildly fierce
and dreadful that the gentlemen out
side begged Stevan to come out. They
snapjied their teeth at him, and chew-
eu up iue wnips ne earned, it was a
tcrriblo scene. It seemed that noth.
ing could preyent the maddened lieasts
lioin tearing stevan tq pieces. Noth
ing but his coohiess and presence of j
mind saved him. He never took his
eyei from them; he . never showw a
sign of fear, and lie beat f hem back
with a giant's strength. During this
fight with the lions Mr. Simpkinson's
face was as white as the liaiulkerchk'f
with which he nervously wiied his I "
mouth, and Tif"'i"':)trrii rtT"f"ii "
that it look lunyTTau au.7ho.ur- to 1 get
his- hearfry-j its proner place from
his throat, where it nadjeen during
the scene with the big lions. Lastly,
Mr, Stevan entered the cage of hye
nas, which animals are popularly sup
liosed to be untamable. There was
another scene with ttiesc hideous
beasts, but Stevan was again shown
to lie the lord over theni, N.c.ueicu' he
auimtds hai tlitjr ciawjj clipped," nor
wei they iu any other way prefiared
for the exhibition.
Mr. Stevan will continue to eutcr
the dens, aud will soou-hegiu. o $yo
daily exhibition fif h.h, poVr ovf
flip ;ritii&ls,, ff he feuey-eeds hi taming
them. At present the lions and hyer
uas are tqo wild, to be tooled w"ith
much. - v .
:A fathrrom Seavin-
Prom Ilia Whitehall Times.
A little Whitehall boy was watch
ing the sunbeams as they shot through
the window and danced diagonally
across the iiin.
'Olama, " said he, Hwhat U"e those
"Those my son," she replied, -"are
sunbeams from heaven."
"Oh, I know what4hcy are for, ma
ma," said the little fellow, who had
been sliding down beams in the tarn
loft, "they are what God. 'slides the
liabjes dowp oji when He sends 'era to
Kilks." . -
j - Grrcucv:U& vTmhU Th
("Wtftp Creek, iu; !-
1 Mi. Ann 1 1 -viiij ,
..,n. n-hosn ii.. w 117
years. Her huilmnd died about J0
years ago, aged
living, she has
thrco sons, (Jeorge, age 98; Abner, age
KJ; Enoch (.the baby), ag 00.
Adrtan VI., of Utrecht, made Pope
in 1",, was the last foreign, or not
We have a full line, of New and Seasonable Goods, just
bought at Manufactories, and Cheaper than ever
before brought to Columbia, to
be sold. at the
HARDWARE, LEATHER, SHOE FIIIDHIGS
Plows ! Plows !
A FULL LINE OF
Cheaper than any
Screw Plates, Genuine
Butchers Files and Rasps,
HAMMERS, HAND AXES, HANDSAWS,
Hatchet, Augers, Chisels, Braces, and Bitts, Grub Hoes
and Mattocks, Blind Bridles and Bridle Bitts of
ail Kinds, Hanies, Traces, Collars, Back
Bands and Webbing, Hanie String,
Kiuglo Trees, Plaw Lines,
tffJHS ! GTTCTS. GUNS !
Powder, Caps, Fuse,
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
IARDWARE and GROCERIES,
At Strictly Bottom
A Good Curry Comb for
A Good Shovel for -
A Heavy pr. Trace Chains, full weight, 6
A Good Axe and Handle for -
A Good Blind Bridle ior - -
A Splendid pr. Hyines for -
IRON ! IRON ! IRON 3 13
Call and sec the New and Cheap Good
holding, McGregor & co.
and Gum Material
ml ' j'M-' -
R. W. WiLTiSIBJS S GO'S,
On West Tth Street, next door to Etnbry tv 1'i icison,
I have received a large and select stock of .'ooods, which 1 will sell at low
llgures. W. B. Dobbiiifi can be found at in v house, and will Ik- lilesed to see
his friends. Give me a trial. m-M-lm." li. W. WATKlNS t CO.
SAMUEL H, WATICMfS,
Xo. 7 Vest 7 til Street,
3olxa.:m.-fci, - Tennessee
Wiioi.ks.vi.i: am i;i;r.vn. !i;i.i;u I
Grain and Grass Seeds. Flour of all
Oysters, Soap, Mackerel, Butter
Choice Svrini and M.dliLses. Fnreie-n
in Variety. Also, a complete assortment of Goods u-iiallv kept in a first
class Store. I also keep on hand a full stock ol'all kind I of Coal. Black
smiths will find it to their interest to buy ol" l.io. Coal and Goods deliver
ed any where iu the corporate limits lice ol' charge. ' uc mc a call.
January 11, '.NTS.-hn. SAMUl.L li. YV ATKINS.
MORS GROCERIES !
We have now in more a splcutli J assortment of
Staple and Fancy Sorceries,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
Fresh Fish, Oysters and Game in Seaon 1
Aud will uoj lie undersold on same yriulth aiui .ju.-illli. s -by
Goods Received Daily! Stock Always Fresh!
OLR r.ItCHKI AN D (JIMI.'ND ( Oi l'Ki:-! iim run .!,.( in oni own
liouse Iwu per week, and cmi bo rWlml on m Iv-in fn-sii. Wn imm-U
la tin buckets, cin or can ulsters to suit ivislonu-is, i i:hk.
OlTIt l'liASarw uinMiuiileJ In .4'i!iln and juii-j. V,' will t.iIU-ut
New ork or liny other nrices. i':ii-tii-s puivliiislin; luili imiuikIs or
pounds, will be liirnlitiod with a lancy caauiitcr, lead Iiui-d uud
liuiKlsonivly ornamented, V'i:i-K.
UL'li WINKS are old und pure, ami ciinuot be ciimlcd for inedioal
purposes, oive UK a trial HUil be Untied.
!) We pay cash for Uacnn, I'l.iduce, Icitlcr iind Kas. ri- (hhkIh
delivered tree in tlie city. Ice luruiubed to litiiiilie during the seusou.
North Sjidel'ublic H.juare,
skeppard k mm,
DItY-GOODS, BOOIS, SHOES, HATS, CLOTH J NG, SlAl'LE AND IAN.
CY GK0CE1UFS, WHEAT, COBN, MEAL, 1LOUB, BA
CON, I-AKD, SUGAB, COFFE1-:, SA LT,
And evervlliin usually kejit in a lirt-class b.)its. .Ni wi'iiflis n Fair
bank's Standard Scales, COKN, 11 AY, HOGS, CATTLE,' ETC.
aud guarantee their prices to be us cheap as i be cbc-iii. '
Junction: Mt. l'leasant and Hampshire pikes,
Drags, Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery
SOAPS, COM US AN I UliL'SIlES,
Trusses, Supporters, Shoulder Braces, Faucy aud Toilot
Articles, Books and Stationery, Korosono Oil,
Lamps and Chimneys,
Garden Seeds, Glass, Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
And Dye Stulf, Etc, Etc.,
Tare Wines aud Liquors 'or Medicinal fiurpoEes lV.eut llcJicints, t!c.
'. . - - . - . . J
LIVERY, SALE & PEED STABLE,
Ko8- 5, 7 and 9 East Main St., Columbia, Tennessee.
(Bla klilM icre'uid s-au l.i
Will keep Always on hnnd FIlHT-t'I.ASS Hvnnl.i: A Nil HAIINKSS llii;,.l-, Itn;,
ilt, CAIlltlAt-H-iS A Nil HA HOI CHI :s. whli-li w will lihe at rnaHonable rates. I.arto
and coniinodioiiH rooms for KlorinsE vehicles of all hlud-i, and lor Ixmrilliii; liorsen. Jn
connection with tli1 stalilB there are two larite shods lor I lie :fO,iiiiiodiilion of drivers
ol nonw-H nnd mules. I Incle Toinm v 1 .miflass Ktili IkiVN iiie reins of in,- "111,11 IM:1.IA
Hl.K l-MNH'.l S," and Hlternstes vitli tills Htabie. Alli ills left al citner Mable will ie.
Ceive i.irf'iipl aUention lioin I nclo loiuiny.
Howard & tStriiiter, or llillie .Mo.r. limlr Atf-n'.ein In lound al all limes nt I Ills sin.
ble toil V0 the hlilist market pric 5 lor mules. Allfi't llun-li, l'lk,i'Hu l Inuud u
UU sUlilo at oil hours during tlie alglit. decVTT-U,
HATS Ml) mi
i x-s,- .
Un.l.. Su.ir S-ilt l';,!.!. IV vis.
and Cliecc from the hc.-t Dairies
iin.l Dmiiu s I ic l-Yiiit,- iimcil Friii 1.4
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