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First National Bank
Of Columbia, Tennessee
IViardanl Iiding $-0.00 per month
Docs a General Banking and
T. W. KEESEE, President."
LL't'IL'sj riUErwON, Cashier.
By ALFRED S.HORSLEY.
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1878.
VOL. XXIII. NO. as.
I.y. ISA UN EXT. O. T. IIUUHIS3
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
nitW: on West Main Street, formerly oc
ciipi'il by Thoinaa llarnelt. jau. 1-77-ly
J. B. Bond,
Attorney at Law,
Will yiaetiee In ilanry ami adjoining
O. W. Witherspoon,
Attorney at Law,
Will atler.il with promptness to all Legal
Jliisiin hs ent rusted to his care. In Maury and
ailioinina! eonnties. Strict attention to col
lection niul settlement of all kindH. Oflice--WliUUioine
iiioclt. jau. M-77-ly.
P. H. Southall, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
Spn-liil attention Riveu
Olti'v: "A'li i ttlio: ue ll'.ock.
to collect lone,
A. M. UWNtY. W. J.BVKKS,
Looney & Sykes,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Columbia, : : : Tennessee
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
omw-Witli SUl'owelli Webster, Whlt-
Jan. 1-76- y.
OKI . '. TAYMJlt. It. H HANSOM.
Taylor & Sansom,
iiitarsicys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
V.'i'l practice in Maury ami adjoining
count i'-s. Hinl In ttie Supreme anl federal
( 'on it nl N us h vile. Special attention itiven
to the ciiiii ct io-1 of claims. mice: Son lb
t.id pnbuc K'i'i it.'. Jan. H-77-ly.
" " " John" V Wright
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
r oTi v; Wliitttiorne Block, L'p-stalrs.
Slay ."t n-77.
A. M. Ill (ii!K. A. M. HUGHES, Jr.
A. M. Hughes & Son,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors .n Chancery,
Will pt;ct ice In t be Courts of Maury and
ft Ijoiniin: nniiities. and .Supremo ami Ked--r;il
t Vmrts lit Nashville. The strictest at
tention v.ill b' Ktven toall businejH entrust
ed to tiieir circ. office: -.Smith hida West
11 mi siri-. t, -ncl door iiom the Hqiiare.
K.C. M'DOA 'KM-. W.J. WKBSTEK.
McDowell & Webster,
Attorneys at Law
J T WILLIAMS ON
Attos22cy at Law,
t 'oimubia, Tennessee.
ROUT. M. MclC A Y. II. 1. FIOUERS.
IvIcKay & Figuersf
ATTOItN i:VH - A.T - LAW
C'oi u m foi a , Ten nessee.
W1H jirnetice In Maury and adjacent coun
ties, prompt attention given to bnslnc
iitruud tolliem. Okkkt.: Brown block,
up stairs, Xo. 11' , s-jutli side public siuare.
J. T. 1 1. COCHKAX,
And f'li itor in Chancery.
I'rompt at icntiou lo collections. Office
No. 4'i West Seventh wtrect. Columbia, Ten
nessee. ?P" '7
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ltoom N'o. 28 Colonade Building.
KASHV1LLK, - - TENN.
Will at tend to a'l b.islnwa entrusttd o
blHCMre with pnmiiilni. Ilefera to Ttiiiu
JJalional li ink of N.isbviUe. maylH-ly
J. V. McKESSACK,
Attomry and Counselor at Law
Will Ht'oni stoutly t- business entrusted
to him tn any "f the crwjrts of Maury and
ndtiil ii i !i count ies.ami li i)e Supreme and
Federal omrta at Nustivillfi. ',JJectioni
and Kcttli-i.nMitK of all kinds aUettUetl to
with pmni pi tics. .
Ollicc w nllthortie Klock. mayl2-i7
j:. m. biddlk,
iillicc- J in the pepot Hotel, lielera
to lrs. .1. I'. ,v W. f. l:ike. Nash ville, Ten u.;
Ji I,. I. Moore, Meii'P'"", Tcnn.
W. C. S U E PP A It D,
On ur-NVil dtmr to Methoilist
Physician and Surgeon
'irth Main street,
ly. (. OLU.MIUA, TENN.
IOV. Zi '
W. R. JOIINSTON.M. D.,
Has r ai lion to Columbia and resuuuvl
b pi;u : o; D-nislry In all lis brum ties.
.ittl-c - Vt i'ts rcsnleme on OaideuHt.
M-pt. 1 I I i".
Bank of Columbia,"
C'li au-i ll.iulc bau'iiccs-
f jwi T;fi S J
f'apfuil sti. k
1 'udivhlcJ pi'ollih,
f. r. CECIL, t-bier.
W. 1. INuIlAM, 1'itsi.lent.
.1. w. s. matey. 1. 1.. wi n ini4,
H. W. I Itv.p.itiick, J J. (iianiwiry,
W. A. Wilson, C. I'. Cecil,
W. 1'. Iiimam.
Stallions for 1878!
trt 'in. ion i
tiftnilfr-. by Woodford
Mmuliino t'hicl, i dam
by I'll il. I''. T ni"-: t''- ne k.'no!i, priri
Jee ol returning till yon gel aoolt.
Shetland pony, bay. indie., high, at
tlie seaMon, piiviii'Ke oi' rctiiriitiiK till vou
BetKcol;. At my i arii. near "fj'jn.
March Z-'iu. CA-lx ut.l.Li .
TEE EOOX C? PALZ2LL.
HY WILLIAM C'M.IX.e
"To-morrow- niht, Marian Brad
lord, lie it for weal or woe, 1 east my
lot witn my eotmtrvmen. loo Ion
have I remained idlo, while other,
with less cause titan J, have rallied
around the banner of Washington ant
fotnrht the fcood t'mht of freedom ant
inilepeiKlcnce. lo-nigiit decides niy
late; 1 nave calculated tiieoddsagauis'
us, and I know they are great, but
still 1 deem it my duty to myself anil
my country to take my pines in the
ranks, of the patriots who are strug
gling for the regeneration of my na
tive land. 'I he time is come when
the mask must be thrown otl", and all
those who are in lavor of lreedom
must declare for it, and those" in favor
of King (Jeorge and oppression take
Hides with him. J know your father
is a Royalist, and calls me ti reliel; has
forbidden , me to speak to you, ami
closed the. doors of his house against
me; hut Marian, my love is stronger
than his hatred, and I have dared to
disobey his commands avid ask you
tonight to meet me. ix-rhans lor the
last time. With me, it is a tiestion
of death or life, for, if you refuse to
grant my request, J shall leave you
and my home with the lixed deter
mination of throwing away iuy life in
the nrrt liatUethat oilers me a respite
uoni uie suiu'tiiigs oi unrequited
love. Now, look me in the face and
answer me truly.''
The speaker, a young man, whose
fair and handsome face had not yet
lost tne tinge and line ot Ixiyhood,
tooKeu searenmgiy into tne uarK evws
of his beautiful companion as they sat
togetner m tne moonlight m the ial
eony of her father's dwelling. Wie
raised herfttco to his, and, with a look
in wnieii love and melancholy were
blended, asked in a soft but eager tone:
"What request have you to make,
Walter Tyrrell? tspeak, and I will
answer truthfully, and from niy
"Then answer me truthfully, Ma
rian do you love me?"
"Walter, if 1 did not, I would not
have granted you this interview du
ring my father's absence. I do I"
"Then, Marian, you love a rebel."
"So Ik? it. I, too, am a rebel."
"You, the daughter of Col. Jirad
ford?" "Yes, Waller, lam the daughter, or
a Tory, but still I am an .Anierii an."
"Oh, my beloved Marian:" ex
elaimed the enraptured lover, taking
her hand, which she allowed to re
main unresistiiiuly in his, "what joy
anil rapture thrills my liosoin to hear
you speak those words ! I came to
night to bid you farewell, for I intend
at midnight to cross the Delaware and
join the army of Washington. I came
to request you to think of him some
times v.'ho could never cease to think
of you, and whose only fault in your
father's eyes was that he was :i rebel.
Hut now, believing the fond words
you have spoken, and relying on your
"love, I shall go with a happy heart,
and knowing that your prayers shall
le wafted to Heaven for the cause of
my country !tnd me, I will liear with
fortitude the hardships ami privation
of a soldier's life, it i id hope that the
day that sees my country free will al
so see you my true and loving wife.
And now let Rilzell conic, lor I am
ready to depart."
"Oh, Walter, I fear him much He
is one that looks with a jealous eye up
on our love."
"That he loves you,. Marian, I know;
but renieinlier that he and I were
scIiooI-Ikivs together, our friendship
has never been severed, and, like me,
l;e is true to the cause of his country.
There i iiot a bent in Tientoii to
night truer than I'lo.c!!'''. We have
liceii coniradessincechililhood, seldom
a day apart, and to-night wego togeth
er as patriots to the American camp.
I Mv cousin William's Uiat will be in
readiness at twelve to convey us across
the river, find as brother we shall
tight nlde by sJie and fall or conquer
in the cause. So tl..ii,isc your mind
of all suspicion, and kiss me yooijrbye
until we meet again. Your love w ill
nerve ine in the hour of battle, and the
miseries of the camp or bivouac will
be foi'jfotlen in thoughts of you. It is
getting late, and J UJlist see my moth
er liefore I depart."
He clasped her in his arms !m
sjioke, her head druoicd lovingly tin
his shoulder, a warm embrace was
klvpii and returned, and Walter Tyr
rell, with a proud and exultant heart,
bidding her'good-Lye, wended his way
to his mother's cottage.
Marian w utc'ied him from the bal
cony until he disappeared from view,
i-'id' then with a sigh entered the
house. As she did so a man suddenly
emerged from the shrubliery and gaz
ed for u moment on the spot which
the lover bud S') recently occupied.
His face was pale, utci h(j li'v!.'? hue of
his lips gave token of the coiisun,tiit
rage and passion within his heart. He
seemed to struggle against the feeling
that possessed him, and stood irreso
lute, a if uncertain what course to
pursue. Jhijt f.inj d,"mou of jealousy
that was tugging at IA$ ln.aif eajned
the mastery, and with a deep injj,rm
catlou lie muttered :
"JNone, but tht ntar.s M ere looking
down or listening to you, ou tliink.
I'l, there wan one who heard vwy
w ord you bn-athed, and listened to the
vow yon jiledged and swore. Your
word's, like burning lava, fell upon my
Jje.'irt and scorched up every feeling of
mv nature save revenge. What to
ni'c is i-oijj,r-; friendship or honor, if
my heart i bl)gi,jcd ;i, my fondes
hopes cru-hed ..'ii.J deVtyyJ )"oil
have stolen my brightest jewi.j, iij.i
though vou were my comrade twenty
I thousand limes, I'll crush you as you
have crushed my heart. to-night is
Christmas S'.c the nn:oiiited time to
join the reU-l rauWs 'i'sfrej!, you
shall up uiljii isou rare io-niiinjw,ujii
in place of Marian's ,:hus anjupd your
peek, a halU'i-shall !. vi.ti" WH'tUiU; '
Willi clenched teeth and daih and
gloomy brow, palell strode iiercely
in the'direction of Tieiiton.
To hours afterward, accompanied
by h o""' or Hessians, he entered Ib
cottage of Mrs. Tyrrell and arrested
be ii us .t traitor and rebel. Wal
ler' cousin, WiJljam. e-ciiied, but the
only sou of tb., pt,r y ;iosv was con
v'Visl to prison to a ait bis .v.uii.,,;
on the inorro . He w as not allowed:
lbc lunettt of u trial, f'.h tb,i Jessiais
were taught by the Jtrlti-ii to hclfcte
that the Anieiicans MuId give no
ouarternntl were sworu b murder all
lorcignert. tlut might fall iuto their
hands: and, actio .;; this principle,
summarily disiiosed t till r-i.. L' " horn
they captured. Young lal.cll w.
WalU-r' u t !lscr and betr.ier, and on
lib iiifofmafiou b; Jcnncr friend and
comrade WU eiilcu ed tj b thf't at
Oil n couch of :-i raw in hi prj-ti
cell, without a ray ; Jiulit to liine up
on him save theo1d mouibcanis that
Jittered through (he iron bars, the
young man sat. thinking of the many
events of the night and the dreadful
faic (l-:it awaited him in the morning
the cup of l.'Jj-s so ; tidilenly ilashed
froin his lips, ere , J;;;. I -a fee ta?ted
it; the bright hope.-, be so lau-ir cj'cr
Uauei ilasl.el tojccts, his Jove, 'his
country, iijjd the world so soon to 1h
eojne a bku.k to J:.im, and lu- to die
an Ignominious dead., t;.;d j; t J this
through I hi? treat hery of U'u doant
and mtd triispsj friend, smote upon
his heart with u (old a;jd chilling
blight that darkened his i.tul mju)
froze his very soul.
Maritin'ssaspieiotjs of flalell riaslpil
uimTM lilin, and in a moment tr frenzy
I he ciliss-il tbe iretn heiy of bis pet lidi-
loiw friend. I tie ir 's-iy of his lonely
t inoihcr and her sorrow at his loss for
i a while ntii.i.ioiix. hi'n. and he gave
vent to a copi.WU s ,f Then
suddenly starting t' his leet l,e a,,l
vjl.lly "around, training Jus eyes' to
iienetrate the gloom to hnd some
means of eseatie from his prison. J5ut
the voice of the sentry without fell on
hi ear, ami in despair he rlung him
self again on his rude couch. Sleep
liad tied from nis eyes, and the cold
and damn of the floor, chilled him to
the marrow. He could hear the loud
beating of his heart, and this and the
tramp and cries of the patrol ou the
street s were the only sounds that broke
the stillness of tlie night. Weighed
down with sorrow and pain he at last
liecame insensible to all around him
Whether he slept or swooned lie nev
er knew, but when he opened his eyes
daylight was streaming m through the
Kirs, and he eould hear the shouts of
the Hessian soldiery, and the clank of
tneir sabresj as they mustered on the
streets. Believing that his last hour
hal come, and that they were assem
bling to witness his execution he com
mended his soul to (Jod, ami stood
ready for the sacrifice.
Jiut suddenly the booming or dn
taut cannon was heard. Nearer and
nearer it came, then a sharp and
quick volley or musketry rattled- an
other and another followed, while
wild shouts iu Uerman and Knglish
mingled with the din, and penetra
ted to the prisoner's cell.
In inute suspense lie listened to the
uproar without, and straining his
acute ear to catch the faintest sound
Hut gradually the tumult ceased, u.-id
for a moment all liecame painfully
still, 'i hen suddenly the sound of ap
proaching feet was heard. They
stopped at the prison door, aud acheer.
wild and high, burst trom a thousand
throats and echoed through Trenton
tnd far across the Delaware. Ere the
ast echo had died away the prison was
I A ! - il - 1 -Ill
oursi violently open, una waiter l yr
rell was soon in the arms of his cousin
William, and surrounded by the sol
diers of Washington.
"Thank God ! you are safe and well.
Walter," exclaimed his cousin. "I
was afraid the Tories had murdered
Oh, William, how can I thank
you : liegan alter.
Hut Ins cousin cut mm short by ex
"Don't thank me. Thank Wash
ington and the brave fellows here who
rossed the frozen Delaware and cap
tured Irenton and l,.iMlor the enemy.
1 conducted General Greene into the
very heart or the town Itefore a Hes
sian picket discovered our presence,
lor which I have received the thanks
of the Comniandcr-iu-Chicf. Hut
nine with me anil witness the fate or
the traitor who lietrayed you."
Taking him by the arm he led him
past the soldiers until they arrived at
the end of the street, where a little
ottage stood, surrounded by tall elms.
Here a detachment was formed in a
hollow square, and in the center,
kneeling in the snow with his elliows
resting on a drum and his face cov-
red with his hands, was seen the ren
egade and traitor, young Dalel.
"Time's ui, youngster, ' said the
officer iu command, looking at his
watch. "Do your duty, soldiers."
One of the men approached the cul
prit, and pulling his hands from his
ice ordered III in to stand up. trem
blingly he obeved. His face was ashy
ah-, ami his eyes were protudiug in
fear and terror. He gazed around,
but no look of sympathy could he dis-
ern in their faces. His eye at length
rested on Walter, who stood between
two soldiers, and for a moment their
ize was riveted upon one another.
At that instant, the halter was Hung
round his neck, and a large placard.
on v Inch was writ en the single word
''Traitor," wjl pinijed to his breast.
A shriek burst from the unfortunate,
wretch as he was dragged to the near
est tree. The rope-was -4 Nwv it ncross
a limb, and soon the soul of the false
friend and lietrayer was in eternity.
As the od;eis left the nlaee of execu
tion a scream rose on the uir, and
looking behind they lieheld the moth
er or the renegade sobbing over the
and William enlisted in
Greene's brigade, serves 1 under Wash
ington until the surrender of l ork
town, and both rose to the rank of Col
onel. Col. Ihudlord died tne year
after the battle of Trenton, leaving
his estate to his only child Marian
After Independence was secured Wal
ter was rewarded with her hand, and
bolh lived to see a numerous progeny
around tl.eiii. Home, of their descen
dants still live in Pennsylvania.
Is Hetb,:dism Declining?
fcw York Herald.
We print uii luierestiiiy article on
another page on the present condition
and future of Methodism in America
in general and this State in particular.
From the statements made therein
there seems to lie little room to doubt
that this powerful evangelical organi
sation is in positive danger of disinte
gra'tiou audecy. The causes given
for this state of tilings' are tue Jat,k of
a bond of union among the churches,'
the cumbrous governing machinery
and the frequent changing of pastors.
The Church machinery is said to be
too i,sf!.y, lie interests too numerous,
anij that tlje ti)terip;y plaues Metho
dism at such a dtsa'dyaiftage wt(i oth
er denominations that a degree of un
rest prevails t an extent never before
kuoH'U in tliMhtatnry of the Church.
As an evidence, at fhn wealtnexs of
Mc(!)Hlini the fact is cited that in
this city the net memliersliiphas only
increased seven hundred nod tll'ty du
ring the past thirty years, and only
four new churches have lieen built in
lirteen years, while the Presbyterians,
Vjtjf h'ht churches less, haveattained
a nuiueiu at fcucjilf thousand in
execs or their Metnoiiist 'brclhreu.
These are startling facts and must be
resolutely grappled M'itli by theChurch
ir it intends to hold its own in the re
jjtiis t'!i.. ''!".' trouble with the
l'rotestan't tjejiomlnati.jt;: ();at they
are too much goyerii'ed' - that h, thj;
tfn t'i'UiU-qwer j too w jdely distrib
uted - MjtuMijuciitl.V' (:onfus.io'n arises,
the laws of the (Phui'cil bcponie pp-pres.-ive
and the ecclesiastical ni'a
chinci v is cjogged and refuses to work.
Judging rrom the information at hand
this is esiieciallv true of the Metho
dists, and it belioovcs them to take
the question of organi.-ition reform
li.i:- serious consideration, ior tneir
Chur..b l;u? iv.M'ii:,!') 'shcil so much in
the past ill aiding l'( Cfiit,elje flip
Wiirl'l h;d t wtuldbe a sermhs l s.j t;?
Cnnui hmity jf Method jsn sliouluT lose
its foothold auioMs t)e Jelling sects ot
Protestantism. lite denomination
should simplify it:-governing machine
ry, strengthen individual churches bv
pe-;t'ng pastors to grow up Mith
their cohrcgii;:;?( mid so strengthen
the Uuid of sympathy fVeiv.j.:j the
teachers and their iieoplei' I'd expect
a, Jfiif jste.r to hold his community to
jfdiuT Huilfferua, ;? by a year's resi
dence ailiollg iKcui tlfi.lt pftao td
anott.er ttold, h a mjsti'.ke vhu-i noije
appreciate so well a l!(C Methotli.ts
themselves yet thedocir'.hehdd iluwu
by Wesley is stubbornly adhered to
simply bAaiic it is his, though the
spread of Methodism has rendered
the practice a positive detriment to
tie fiest interests of theChurch. The
ritiiiisi,, ;.VnV'v 'M-iaiw and Congrcga
tiolm'lisslihye iiJI ayI'M:' of: ncl; ?n
the path of progress, antueircmircn
es are consequently united'in pnrjise
ai,i jy'ividually strong. The time
for a change a nndthesoon-
r it i- iiVad.e tl;e .cf U;t it will b..? .,r
Ii-ihhlism, for it taunt il U; long Ue
l.id. Tin' h nn f progress in
l-eiigiou as wel s,T tejofl'irttl a!:jrs.
and tlillis are st plain lhat .vcii
he'who rim mny I'.'ud IliCIlt, llcform,
jllt'clligcnlly and honestly carried out.
alwav biiiiU"' strength to the lody
iilit'ie; the only question is when to
apply it. That time has now come for
ieii',cl'sm? Will it improve the j-
A LAWYES'S YILLAKT7.
Hiring a Eentuciy Outlaw for a Eiatoli-
cal Purpose Jilted cy a Fascinating
Widow The Incendiary's Loom
Two Sapless Tramps Inao
."Only two hundred
crazv. 5fr. AVtKilman.'
You must lie
"Well. 1 will add twenty-live dol
"Do you really think, Mr. Wool-
man, that I would risk my neck lor
the naltrysum of two hundred ami
twenty -live dollars?"
"Hut. Kalph. it is only arson?"
"Yes. vou want me to set fire to
a building occupied by four people
Cutler the laws or Kentucky tins is a
capital onence. Mr. ooiman: anu as
I do not vet wish to shuttle off the
mortal coil, I beg to lie excused
'But. Kalph, they will never catch
you. Ijci me look out for that."
"1 don t want even to go to tne
Penitentiary at Frankfort, Mr. Wool
man. 1 was there lor two years, and
got nearly starved to death, not to
count the number or t loggings which
I received for the most trilling infrac
tious of the terrible prison regula
F I IU 'J kl 11 A tt It 11 lt1nlwif ! till It l -r
JJu.1 lib, .How much do you want for
Two thousand dollars. Mr. Wool
Are you crazy, Ralph?"
J am as sane as any Ixitly. I won't
take a cent less. If you won't give
me the two thousand in advance "
"Ye, iu advance, Mr. Woolman.
Don't take me for a fool. Tw thou.
and dollars is a small sum for you."
Ibis delectable conversation took
place in the olllce of Jared Woolman;
a wealhty lawyer, of Uowhng Green,
Kentucky, between M and iu a. m., on
the 17th day of May, lSo',), between
Woolman ami Kcniamm Kaipn, a
secdv and decidedly desperate lookin
man of thirtv.
This man Ralph was one of the
worst young outlaws m Kentucky
He had committed at least three
murders, but had always cscatied con
viction owing to the insufhciency of
the evidence against him.
r or horse-stealing he had served a
term of two years in the Penitentiary,
...1 1... I..'. I I... 1. ...,.!
uneir i lis iia'i un .'i'i,
anil, in consequence, had lieen treatetl
bv the prison authorities with mark
On the present occasion he ottered
Woolman, who was a very mean
cowardlv villain, to set fire to the
house ot the widow Smalls, a very
handsome woman, for two thousand
Whv did Woolman want this most
infamous incendiary act to be commit
ted? Simply liecause the widow
Smalls had rejected his proposal of
marriage. He was a voluptuary of
the worst kind, and the buxom
charms of Mrs. Smalls had inflamed
his unbridled passions,
W hen Mrs. Smalls had tcld him
that she would not marry him, be
cause she was engaged to Valentine
Donohue, an Irish merchant, the law
yer had sworn to hiinseit that lie
would ruin her in order to prevent
her front becoming another man's
With fiendish ingenuity he had con
ceived the following plan: A distant
cousin of liis had, an insurance agent,
prevailed, at his solicitation, upon
Airs. Smalls to insure her house for a
very large sum. Careless alxiut busi
ness matters, the w iduw had tilled out
the palters without reading them.
Wooluian had also managed to get in
to the widow's cellar a quantity of
rags saturated with oil, &c, without
her knowledge. Ralph was to enter
the house; ut bight ai,d set fil'o to the
in Mrs. Smalls' house lived Inside
herself her aged mother-in-law, Mrs.
Rocock, and the hitter's two spinster
daughters, Retsey and Jane. Wool
man thought if they all of them jier
ish in the conflagration, well and
good. If they are saved Mrs. Smalls
will be prosecuted! for arnoi) with ev
ery chance of her sjieedy conviction.
'"Ralph's demand seemed exorbi
tant to the lawyer. After higgling
about the price for a long time the
outlaw agreed to take fifteen hun
dred dollars for the dialmlical teed,
and Woodman paid him the sum iu
Rdph promised to do the "job" atll
o'clock that night.
At that late hour the villain ap
proached furtively Mrs. Smalls'
houso, a very line frame building ly
ing in a splendid garden. The night
was very dark ami theinmates of Mrs.
Smalls' house had all gone to their
Only the two slaves, a married cou
ple, who were living in a big log cab
in, situated in me corner or the gar
den, at a distance ot one hundred
yards, t,f ilfcis uises' IfQUsp, were
Rut they were singing some old
plantation ditties, and had no idea
that a villain bent upon a dialmlical
deed W its stealing up to the house.
Ralph cautiiiUtly groped his way to
the cellar door, which, hy the light of
a ark lantern, he broke open with a
jimmy, with the celerity of
V, PER I KN Kl CHAt'KSM A V.
found the combustibles,
a match, Hung it among
But now' something decidedly unex
pected took place. The combustibles
were immediately in a blaze, and soon
the flames surrounded the incendiary
on all sides.
lie was qufpbf.iuiiijed with terror,
and iu bis intense agitation hci'opped
the dark lantern. -V few seconds la
ter he tried to make his escape, but
the wall or tire around him rendered
Then le la-a)j t)hoiitl!)ir at ta ton
or his lungs :
But soon the dense smoke choked
hj vol;, hi clothe causht tire, and,
w jih it hoarse oath, he full down, a;cl
soon afterward all that remained of
him was a dlsgustlug, shaiieless black
His cries, however, had lieen heard
bv Mrs. Smalls' two slaves. They
hurried to the house, and soon dis
i:iiyeri'd lhat there was lire iu the eel-
'flu y woke up their mistress, and
sl)e, vjth Mrs. Jfocoek aiuj ln?r daugh
ter, t:y npe. fnmi the house just 4
the flames reached it.
A few minutes sufficed to convert
the elegant frame building iuto
A MASS OK SMOM'KKI.V'J IU'IXs'.
All Joliiig(jrec" siH-edilv gathered
round the st.eije of contlagrat jon. nift
Mrs. Smalls' grief over, the estL'iictjqij
f b'er prujWfy excited general coui-Pii.-eralipit.
At da break Iho nopulatiou of hu
(own became still more excited', the
chaired remains of Ralph having
been found in the cellar.
Then a search was made for suspi
cious characters, aud two tramps who
were found in the neighboring w ood,
Their hands were blackened from
sortie c:uie or otlitr, hiii ai UuUul-
ly large "mrmber of 'thatches Avere
found upon their person; ' '
They gave their names as Nathan
lira';; !?d Calvin Bennett, but their
ans v. t r' w etc ,t uui.ally s; vague ami
evasive'tljat every Ixidy lielieTed that
f!cy jui; set lire to tlfe house of Mrs,
Tim Grand Jury of Warren county
wii In session at "the time, ami Drain
and llennett were Indicted for arson
tn the first degrve.
The trial was hurried on with unu
sual disKitch. Woolman apjiearctl as
Counsel for tuti, Lut tue- wretched
men were convicted, ami hung three
weeks afterward. They protested
their innocence to the last. :
A few days later Bowling Green
was startled by the news that the In
surance Company hau reiuseu to ay
Mrs. Smalls' policy ou her bouse, ou
the ground that it wasshe herself who
had set tire to it.
Woolman acted as counsel for the
Insurance Company, and cxliausted
alibis ingenuity in order to win the
suit, but he was lieaten, the jury re,
turning a verdict lor tue piamtin.
.Mrs. smalls then had the insurance
agent arrested for defamation of char
acter, and, in his terror, the agent
revealed that woolman had caused
hiui to solicit her insurance for so large
an amount, and that nc had after
ward instigated him to refuse paying
A warrant was issued Ttor w ool
man's arrest, but liefore it was execu
ted he shot himself through the head,
Among his papers, strangely
enough, was found an account of his
interview with Ralph.
Richmond (Va.) Special to tb. Cblcago
This afternoon, John Jamier, col
ored, preached for the second time his
sermon to prove that the sun mows
around the earth, anil that the earth
lands still, a ever has there been so
much excitement in Richmond among
the colored people, lsy 'i o'clock fully
five thousand of them were crowded
around Mount Ziou Chuich, while the
streets leading to the place wore
thronged. Jasper has lieen carrying
on a tierce controversy with the other
colored preachers here as to whether
or not the sun moves. Jnsiier alleges
that they are jealous of his superior
pmtual guts, and says he will preach
nis sermon one hundred limes until
every man, woman, and child in the
city i convinced that the sun "do
move.' Parson Wells, of Kliene.er
Church, one or the rival colored Bap
tist ministers, published a card rn-
day in which he and the three elders
of his church said they did not intend
to le bullied into the belief that the
sun rolls around the earth and they
pronounced the assertion of Jasjx-r
tnatihesun "do move ' as a base tab
rication. Yesterday Jasiier came back
at W ells in a card in which he de
nounced them as three hyiiocritcs and
said that their opposition was actuated
by motives of jealousy. The negroes
here now have eschewed lxilitics and
have arraigned themselves on the side
of the! Jasiierian theory or against and
the discussion runs high. This even
ing they i toured in from as far as Man
Chester, ami the subiu-bs of the city
md anxiously awaited the time for
the church doors to oikmi. Richmond
society was well represented, too.
Fully four hundred of the best white
citizens were present. The Franklin
street belles were sandwitched in the
crowd w ith colored cooks ami washer
women. Among those present were
Judge Christian, of the Court of Aih
peals, ex-Secretary of tbr Common
wealth: George w ythe Mumford, the
Faculty of Richmond College. Com
monwealth Attorney, George D. Wise,
and leading lawyers and doctors.
Jasper had been urged to speak in the
open air, and although he was guar
anteed a squad of police, he said he
was afraid hi opponents would stone
him. The sermon has heretofore
been given in the lime. He repeated
hid arguments to prove that the sun
moves and did so with great earnest
ness. During his discourse such re
marks were heard in tJie-voiigrt'Batlon
a "iat's so," "Give it to dem.
Bruder Japer," "Ilt)' right; yes, do
uu no move," as, urni, sne no a
movur, and many others when
Jasper, speaking of the passage of the
children of I.iuel over the Red sea.
said, "An? de angel of the Ird coinctl
down ami took de linch-nin outer of
Fario's chariot, and Fario fell into de
sea, ' ' an excited sister m the gallery
rose up and cried out, "Dar, niy Lord,'
Brother Jnsperi getting ahead of his
opponents, and he is beating his pet
theory into the heads of the scepti
cal. The large force of police on the
ground this evening prevented any se
rious disturbance, but on the edge of
the erowil there were tome bloody
noses and wool-pulling between the
Jasperians and Wellsites, as they now
denominate the two factions. Jasper
will continue his sermon until all can
hear him. Fully three thousand peo
ple could not get within a block of the
ohuroh. Mrs. lAioy Johnson (colored)
who was so badly injured in the melee
at the first sermon, tlied from her in
juries last night. Jasper offers to meet
any colored or white preacher in de
bate, and says if he does not prove
from the Rible that the sun moves lie
will never preach agnin. Iso one vill
Tne Snorter Catechism-
The following story told by "Tom
Marshall," is credited by the Phila-
l(ti)in I'i-i sf!f rinit, to a "Kentucky
minister." Mr. Marshall in conversa
tion with him, remarked that he
would nevcrtry a cae, ofthe rightful
ness of which he was in doubt. Ix'fore
1 jury in which there was a single
Presbyterian "I would challenge him
tnd have him struck from the list."
The minister was surprised and asked
explanation. He answered:
1 will tell you, sir, why 1 will not.
I was associated once in an important
case - a doubtful case with Mr. Crit
tenden, and when I came to scan the
jury, (allot whom I knew,) 1 was sur
prised at ts constitution three were
Presbyterians, three were Jiantists,
three were Methodists and three were
of the big church of the world. In
stantly J made up my mind as to my
(nurse. One of the opposing counsel
addicted the jury prat, and made an
abl si leech, carrying the whole twelve
with him. Crittenden toilowed with
an eloquent sjieoch, and I could see
that some 01 the jury w avered, but not
one of the Prebytenans. then the
other opposing counsel sjioke, and the
waverers went Imck with him. 1
made the closing siieech. First I ad
dressed myself exclusively, to jlie three
of no religion, and I soon saw 1 had
them; then to the three Methodists,
iid I coon saw 1 bad theru; then to
the ihtep liiiptfctg, an; sutm sav J
had them. Apd then J turned to the
three presbv teriansj but I cuuld du
nothiii with them. 1 redoubled my
efforts, and if ever I was eloquent in
my life I was then; and I saw they ap
preciated what I said. But over their
laces w as w ritten as clear as light just
this, 'Capital! capital ! Mr. Marshall;
butiiirie Ian' anu the teHntny and I
wash despair. V hen I sat down, I
turued to Crittenden aipl said, 'We
have lost our case.' 'How so?' 'Why
tjiera are three Presbyterians on the
jury w ho are agmqst us, and they will
carry tne oiuer nme wituiuem ' And
It was as I expected; und ukjii inquiry
I found that tne nine were foruswheu
they retired, but the three Presbyteri
ans brought them over. Now, sir, you
know the reason."
Well, Mr. -Marshall, to what do
vou a titi bud' uir tsiiuiuci or thOee
Presbyterians?: v " f
"Why; sir', to the way you, confound
ed Presbyterians drill your children in
the Shorter Catechism,"
Mr. llayea says he thsnka rhat
tbjsj Congressmen who have freed
Uicir minds ids, tit him must now feel
ntro friendly. When Mr. Hayes
is smitten on one cheek, he turns tne
other also, and always nas some
cheek left for the purpose. That's
the sort of Old Hickory Hayes is.
Acf lw ot'fc.
"We have a full line of 2ew and
bought at Manufactories, aud Cheaper than ever
before brought to Columbia, to
le sold at the
. ..... 1
lb, McBregor I Co.
HARDWARE, LEATHER, SHOE EIIIDIIIGS
Plows ! Plows !
-A FURTj I.tNE OF-
Cheaper than any
Screw Plates, Genuine
Butchers' Files and Rasps,
HAMMERS, HAND AXES, HAND SAWS,
Hatchets, Augers, Chisels, Braces, and
and Mattocks, Blind Bridles and Bridle Bitts of
ail Kinds, Hanies, Traces, Collars, Back
Bands and Webbing, Hame Strings,
Single Trees, Plaw Lines,
GtUNS ! GUNS.
PISTOLS ! PISTOLS!
Powder, Caiis, Fuv,
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
HARDWARE and GROCERIES,
At Strictly Bottom
A Good Curry Comb for
A Good Shovel for - -
A Heavy pr. Trace Chains, full weight, (i
i Good Axe and Handle for
A Good Blind Bridle tor -A
Splendid pr. Hyines for -
IRON ! IEON ! IEON ! 2 1-2
Call and see the New and Cheap Goods.
holding, McGregor & coJa
Seasonable Goods, just
&tir&SZ 4-.- v
Bitts, oruo woes
and Gum Material
cts. Per Pound.
EL W. WATEIWS & GO'S;
On West "th Street, next door to Rnibry & Frierson,
I have received a large and select stin k of .'oooils, which I will hell at low
figures. W. B. Dobbins can Ije found at my house, and will lie ph.-ed to see
his friends. Give me a trial. m-l-lni. R. W. WATKl.NS & CO.
AMUEL E, WATKIWS,
No. 7 West 7tli Street,
Grain and Grass Seeds, Flour of all kind-, Suar, Salt, I'i. kit -, 17e-crve,
Oysters, .Soap, Mackerel, Uutter and (Jlicc-t; from the bct Dairies,
Choice Syrup and Molasses, Foreign and Domes lie Fruits, Canned Fruits
in Variety. Also, a complete assortment of Goods uu illy kept, in a lirst-
class Store, f also keep on hand a full stock of all kinds" of Coal. Rlaek
siniths will find it to their interest to buy of inc. Coal and Go ids deliver
ed any where in the corporate limits ircc of charge. ( Jive ine a call.
January 11, ..H.-3m.
We bave uow iu st re a spleutllil a- Mjrlinoiit of
Staple and Fancy Gorceiies,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
Fresh Fish, Oysters and Game in Sea on !
And will no) be uudetNol 1 on s.iiik; grilles anil ij'tiililics
liy aud ilouso.
Goods Received Daily! Stock Always Fresh!
OUU PAllCHllli ANU (iUOUND t ()l- l'K!"-S ;irc i" i 1 -.1 In our own
aoiis tn ice per ui'ok, hiiiI c in ne fiU'l o.j n- l. in;; ti wi. Wo jiitck
in tin ImcKetH, c .iim or c,in.ils:erH t- Mill i'',.'. inieis, I kkk,
UlJlt 1'K.lSnm iitiniiiiilnil In n i.ilit.v uinl nie. We will liiil'eiilc
New York or auy otlioi prie s. 1'ui i i .h puu-luiitii luiit )oiiieK or
,Ktni'ls, will tw liirnisiie.l w ith a l.incy ciiautsler, l. u-l ItiieU ttuil
.iHinl-Miniely oriiiiineiittt, kiif.i-
Ul'K W INKS are olil and pure, nnn cituiol be i''junlel lor incilieal
i)uroex. o.v) UN a mai h:ki ne
W e pay casti for II icon, I'roOtiei-, Cutter ami Kiss, f t - (JoimIs
JeliVereU Iree iu itie city. Ice lui
Not th Biilei'ublic .Sjuarc,
REPPARD & HA
DRY-GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CLOTHING, STAl'RE AND FAN
CY GROCERIFS, WHEAT, CORN, MEAL, FLOUR, BA
CON, LARD, SUGAR, COFFER, SALT,
And cvervlhing Usually kc( In a
bank's Standard Scales, CORN, HAY, HOGS, CAI'lld".. I.IC,
and gntiraillee f heir price's to lie ts cheap as the elieajiest.
Junction: Mt. 1 leasant and Ibunpsiiirc iikt s,
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery
SOArs, COMB-S AND BHUSIIKS,
Trusso3, Supporters, Shoulder Braces, Fancy aud Toilot
Articl03, Books and Stationery, Kerosene Oil,
Lamps and Chitnncj's,
Garden Seeds, Glass, Paints, Oils, ' Varnishe3,
And Dye StulT, Etc, Etc.,
Pure Wines and Liquors for Medicinal purposes l'uicat Medicines, etc.
LI7EHY, SALE& FEED STABLE,
JXos. 5, 7 and 9 East; Main St., Columbia, Tennessee.
(Ula-.'k-JM'iorc's;' 1I fclauil.)
"rt'lll kfep 1wjv on harifl F-IRJT-t'f Vm MWMir.K AT ITA K.VJ-.VS rfollisKS, IU';
'1 1 !, ( 'A IMtt At 1 ICS AN 11 BAII'UHUH wliteli w will liircnt p-an'iinsm rat ex. Iiurm
tii'l oom inoittoiis r'Kim lor K.iiiiu veiiicies nr all klmM, Kiel lor Ikmii'Iiiik Imrs.H. In
.Vinneelion wini tins ;ti,tv Itietc are Iw.i lare kihiU lor lliti ai'iMii.moilation of Mrlvptit
of li'.reH mill iiiiilei. t .ncl , Tommy I .mu la-is ki 111 r.!il t h. ri iih of tho "'ILIi KKI.lA-BLKOMNlHI'-l,"
anil allern .te with Ilils stable. All oillt left at eltber nUlilit will ru
cetve prom ,. at lntiou Iro-n I nrle 1 imiiiir,
How.iril A tirieMtUir, or nil he M'H.rn, ibir ;i!nt, r m b Ion u I at x'l time at t.lil Nta-
I lilu to ilvo IIih lilitliKst in krkel iirl'i" lor neilei, Alb 'il llurcii, t . i li, esn lit foiiiul K)
liU bUbltlU Uii UomauriUlUVIilU..
RlJl All. Pk.M.I U 1 X
SAMUKW 15. W A I K INS.
mslieil to liniiilles ouilni; Hie eiiriii
TI'.N N I-
nr-f-i-1.i- Imiiso. AN wcii-le. on Fair-
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