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First National Bank
Of Columbia, Tennessee.
Docs a General Banking and
C I.U M HI A , TUN SESSKK.
Biudand Lodging HW-i per month
By ALFRED S. HORSLEY.
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, APRIL 1!, 1878.
VOL. XXIII. NO. SO.
T. W. KEESEE, Frcsidrnt.
M'Cll'.H KUIEllMON, Cashier.
n.w. n i.vn.i;;:,
I. X. liAKNKTT. T. HUGHES
Barnott & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
Coin 1 1 bi i , 'iVt 1 nessee.
( uti".( : n West. Mufn S'.ivet, formerly oc
cupied ny TIioiiiam Jt, h;irnell. Jan. 1-77-ly
J. B. Bond,
Attorney at Law,
Col urn nia , Ten nt-ssee.
Will p aclica In Jiaury ami a-ljotnlhg
routines. j;in. ii-v-iy.
C. V. Witherspoon,
Attorney at Law,
Wlil attend villi prom pines to nil I.eeal
F-'Hin.-ss entrusted lo Ills care, in Maury and
fiiijoiuiim count Us. Sine! attention to col
leviioii a.xl settlements of U kinds. Office
Wfclitliorne Mock, jan. i:8-77-ly.
P. H. Southall, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
Sppcial attention given to collections.
Ollle-..-: Wliilinorue lilock. Jan. 1-77-ly.
A. 31. U-MXKV. W. J. SYKES.
Looney & Sykes,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Columbia, : : : Tennessee
W. C. Taylori
Attorney at Law
And Solictor ia Chancery,
OiVn-e: With McIowe!l A Wehvlrr. Whlt
IIioi ik! Block. Jan. I-7H- y.
KO. I". TAVIXIK.
It. H. HANSOM.
Attoiiers at Law
And Salicitors in Chancery,
( ' '. u m !ia, Timiu'wcc.
Wi'l practice In Maury end adjoining
rounticH, and in the Supreme and Federal
Courts id Nxshviic. Sped.il attention Kiven
to tin- coll.cl lo-i of claims. Mlice: South
Klitu public squire, jau. liS-77-ly.
John V. Wright,
Atioincy at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
( 'olumhia, Tennessee.
-OTi -e: -Whitthorno Clock, Up-stairs.
A. M. ItlU.IlS. A. M. HUUIIIiS, Jr.
A. M. Hughes & Son,
Attorn ejs at Law
And Solicitors -n Chancery,
Will prac; icn in 1 li Courts of Mnnry and
It lj. lining eouiilics, ami Supreme ami Fcd
TI Courts -.t Nash vi.'le. The Kti iciest, nt
tenlion ill !' mveii to ail business enti list
ed lo tlieir c;iie. oili.s-: -S'Hith Hide West
Main street, -nd door Iroru the scjuare.
iC. C M'lHJ vV'KI.I .. W.J. W K 1 s I'Kll.
McDowell Sz Webster,
Attcrscs at Law
J T WILLIAMSON"
Attorney at Law,
Al.'j;. J I !S77.
KUI1T. M. Mciv.VY
II. 1. Kl'iL'EUS.
Coin m bin, Tennessee.
Will practice in Maury and adjacent coun
ties. I'mnipl allention Riven to huslnea
entrusN il to them. Okfii'K:-Brown bloek,
up siairs. No. 1 1'i sjutli Hide public Mjuaxe.
Aug. hi l.s7.
J. T. I,. COCHICAN,
A-ttoriicr ;it JsiAV
Ami fsolicitor In Clianeery.
rrompt Bttcnt inis to collections. Otn"e
Jj, 4--PJ Vi.st bevcnlU Street, Columblii, Ten
Iiehsee. s"P" 77
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Konm ,Vo. 2C Colonade Building,
JSAS.IIVII.LE, - - - TEXN.
Will attend to all fcUHlaeff" entrusted to
his care with pniinnlni Ks Kufers to Third
Na-.ioiial liniiii of Nashville. uiaylti-ly
J. W. McKISSACK,
Attovey and Counselor at Law
Will ntten ' strictly to husinew entrusted
tohl.n mm) 'tt courts of Maury and
Millomni" eriU'Jt 'S.and iu the Supreme i ttd
Feiler-il Tour's .it Nashville. Collections
nd Kciticments of H kiuds attended to
Oiilc. '.viilttiiorn J-lncIr. mnyl-'-TT
I,'. 31. JHDDLK,
Co Him hi a, Tenncssi e.
Mr..-. Ullioe In the IVpot. Hotel. Ilelors
to lirs. j. 1". V. '. Pak". Nashville, Teuu.;
Jr. I.. U. Mimic, Mempnis, Xeun.
Columbia, Toe now-".
:ck Next door lo Mothodit Church.
Physician and Surgeon
Noilh Main street,
Nov. u; 77-iy. c d.c.M bi a, tens.
W. It. JOHKSTON.Iil. D.,
lliisiiMiiriiin to Columblii and resumed
the piiu tu-ini lienistiy tu.'illits branches.
Ilice At his residence ou Oaiden St.
S T A t i: M K N T
Bank of Columbia, ;
lHccmber 31. Ib77.
Notes, V.) l. i:-i'iiN,e!c,
H'u in it lire ncnoliiit
(.'ash and llauic tiaiauees,
Capilnl st.x k.
VndK l.l.a piolit.s
. C. l.MiiiA. I, 1'ifsidelit.
l'l ukv iij;:
.1. W. Kidlev. J. r,. Williams.
.s. V. 1- llpatriek-,
W. A. Wilson,
1 ii if i am .
Stallions for 1878!
Itrown, hi' , hands by Woodford Main.
lrlr.o, ison 01 Mambrino Chlel.i !am .r:i e
by IMol, Jr. Terms; in,,. KKSolli privi
lege of returning t.li you get a colt..
Shetland pony, bity, :u Inches high, at f.'.
the season, privilege ol returning ml you
jet a colt. At my larm ner Hrrlnit lllll.
iiarcU ii -iiu, CAMi'ilEEL BUUW'.
l.t.T ISIUOM S BT. RYOXKS.
by gou.es; if bygones were
By ought that occasioned a paug of regret
Oh, let them in darkest oblivion bo aliroitd
TIS wise r.tiii "lis kind to forgive and forget
I-t bj j;onis he ij-Hio, and; good be cX
Kroni jlls over whic'.i it is folly to fret;
TI.e widest of mortals have foolishly acted
TIih kindest are those who forgive and
Let bygones be bj tones, oil, cherish no Ion
The thought that the sun of affection has
Kelipfcil for a moment, its ra wlU be
Likeyou, if a Christian, forgive anil loret
Let bygones be bygones; oh, pur-jo not the
O! usalice, and try an example to set,
Toothers, wnocraviiisthe inercy ot Ueaven
Are KHoly too Mo to forgive and forget.
Let bygoues be bygones; remember how
To Heaven's foibeaiauce we all are In
They value (S.nl's infinite goodness too
Who heed not the precept, "forgive and
A TAMIL? CP ?A2Sr;iD23.
TheLast Han VTaa was Doomed to Is
Brokea en the Whsel Frar.cs And
Els Grands;a Just Guillotined for
tie Erutal LatcttHj of the
Hotter tlat Sere
Nt-w York World.
Paris, March 1. At Kvereux the
lay liefore .yestenl.iy, ii ccisely n year
anil n t'ay IV0111 the l oininissioii of his
crime, Kniniainiel Moiicfte Ijouclianl
was put to death. The clime for
which he sntlcreil was a horrible one,
and there is such a. singular history
attached to the criminal that I cannot
foiliear asking the patience of your
readers while I n hack to the last
days of the monarchy of Jyouis XVI,
and recall one of the most remarka
ble laioks, the Annals ol the .Sansons,
who tilled the hereditary otlice of
headsman in France from the close of
the seventeenth century.
Just ninety years s;o there lived on
the Hue de Satory, ;t Versailles, an
old and well-to-do blacksmith, Ma
thurin Iouschart by name, devoted to
his craft and proud of it; a I1.3-ali.st of
t lie loyalists, and a profound hater of
the new ideas that were beginning to
agitate. France. "Shorten a mule's
ears," he would say, "and you don't
make it a horse." lie had one child,
J etui Dousehart, his peculiar pride and
joy, a handsome and stalwart young
man, to whom had been given the
education of a gentleman, though his
father insisted on his succeeding to
the business and being, as the lus
charts had lor generations been, a
lilacksmilh. To this proposition the
son consented, but he was already an
omnivorous reader, particularly of
works of the school ol .lean .Jacques
IJousscau, Voltaire, M.u!esjuieti and
thderot, authors whom he revered,
while his sire regarded them as crea
tures of the devii; and one day at din
ner the discovery was accidentally
made by the old man that his son
was a "freethinker of the most ad
vanced sort and an advanced J;epui-
lican. A hot ui-pute followed, end
ing with the old man's peremptory
in junction to the boy to hold his
tongue. The lsy retorted saiv istieaily
that his father- had a curious way of
con viiu ing an opponent, and his fath
er turned in Jit out of doors inconti
nently and refused all his overtures
for a reconciliation.
A cousin of Master Muthurlu loiis
chitrt had a little while liefore come to
live with him, the Widow Verdier,
who brought with him her daughter
Helen, a pretty and lovable girl, lad
ing in both respects unlike her moth
er. The girl had fallen in love with
Jean, and Jean with the girl, but the
mother hated the young man, and
when he was turned out of domx la
bored assiduously to keep his father
incensed againsi him. Sue was suc
cessful, for first the old mini disinher
ited the son; then it should have
been said that he was a widower lie
pressed his attentions on Helen, at
tentions which Mine. Verdier encour
aged. Jean meanwhile had found work
with one Ijecointre. afterward to be
come a noted memtor i the Conven
tion, and his master advised liit.t to
elope with his sweetheart. On an ap
pointed night he went to his father's
house; he waited long, but the girl
did not appear; then he heard pierc
ing shrieks from the interior of the
dwelling, and, breaking iu the door,
found that Mine. Verdier had discov
ered the plans of her daughter, and
ivuineinsr on her as the girl was steal
ing to me uoor, a
isjating her un-
his father looked
The young man sprang to rescue
and protect his sweetheart: the father
stepped forward to upbraid him, and
at ant in fury spat in the laiy's face,
anil wltfrn the latter reviled him vio
lently sprang on J.'im with a crow
bar, aiming at him u blow that would
certainly have killed him had the
weapon, in descending, not struck
the rt all of the narrow pa-sage. Jean
Miove to fly, but Mine. Verdier was
trying to block the doorway, no, dodg
ing a second blow, he rushed pt his
father toward the workshop, intend
ing to escape through the window into
the street. The door was lin ked, and
as Jean dashed against it his father
hurled the heavy sleilge-liammer at
hhn, smashing a panel, then grappled
with his son. The yoii: hmu bc
reeded in wrenching the hummer
from his furious father, and throwing
him t the ground, dashed the door
from its iihes, thing down the ham
mer In-hind liini ynd escaped. As he
flung it from him tlu.' ol.l man was
struSHug t! his feet; the heavy n;ass
,,f iron (.truck. J.ii; on the temple and
left him dead.
Jean I.otiMcharl pronintljT pur
sued and arrested, the Widow Ver
dier insisting that be bad willfuJiy
murdered his father, and her daugh
ter being too bewildered by the conl'u-
siou ;.' ii'1 norror 01 1 in ,su un.-io jjivtu
Hear tofy ol it. 1 ne young ncui w as
rriii.sl in ln-Mil v. nai ne nan none.
11 -;.... ! .1 I,! i-finls II11..W
Mil. I I, "tkJ" '"' " ....V ..
h nw.'fupon US fath..r'r;,-,..,Jif!
. . ,l .- . .toii;ifrl v. mid ib-
the ileai 1 lace pa t '.. , . .
cl .rn.1 ll.:.t he should 11. I It
self, but as he had iiiiwi;inigl
the deed, so should he unresisting
sutler its iieualty.
In due course he wa arraigned at
the Chatelet. Meanwhile public lVel
tiig had greatiy changed. At first the.
spulaee had greett-sl the parricide
m ith hoots aud hisses; the King had
ordered the prosiMition to lie prrs-ed
with especial vigor. Then came the
revulsion. The young man had many
friends, and they, though not licliev
ing that his father's death had ensued
through accident, spread the story
that the son had oniy acted iu selt
defense, after U-ing the patient vic
tim of acrimony and violence. Then
he was a Hepuhlican, and his father
had been an ultra-I-oyali.-t; the King
had ordered M. de l.auioignou to pro
ceed against the slayer w ilhout delay.
Here was to the crowd proof of politi
cal interference. Again, there was
the romance of the young lovers; so
that it was not surprising that when
Jean IionsehiUt was brought, to trial
his partisans were many and deter
mined. Jean would not defend himself;
Miss Verdier's evidence was precise,
ami the court ordered the parricide to
la? broken upon the wheel, exempting
liiiu, however, from the furuialjiy of
making aiwutle at the church door,
and providing -that his hand should
not lie burned off on the soafl'old, but
that he should lie secretly strangled
on the cross In-fore his limljs were bro
ken with the iron bar.
On the day before the' execution,
August-, 17, Charles Henri Sanson
sent two carts with the scaflbld and
instruments of torture to Versailles,
following later in the day. To his
surprise, the condemned man lieing of
humble rank, he found the town iu a
fever; the Place 5St. Iuis was so
thronged that the carpenters could
hardly proceed with their work; the
mob frequently jeercsl tr.em, an!
when one of them struck a hoy who
had pelted him the crowd attacked
the workmen, and was only driven
back by a Innly of stalwart men easily
recognized as smiths, who acted in
unison and apparently under com
mand. Trouble was clearly brewing, and
those were troublous times. The
provinces Xormandy, l)enrn, IJre
tagne had risen, demanding the full
privileges of their Parliaments; in
Haviminc. after serious riots, the tins
f tafu had declared their provincial in
dependence, lint tue JAUig anl Court
did not fear any outbreak in their im
mediate presence, and only a small
iruard was stationed at ersailles.
Sanson returned to Paris to recount.
his annrehensions, which were rid
Ctlletl. .. rumor sin-emi iuiugu iiitr
, 1 i
town that Helen erdier had forced
her way to the Queen's presence, and
throwing herself at Marie Antoinette's
feet, obtained a promise ot tne feov
ereisn's intercession, .which was sure
to be successful. Ihe crowd melted
awav alter uarK. aim oniy a lew
young men were lett on tne fiaee f?t
liouis. laking advantage ol tins eir-
cunistance, Sanson had a stout palling
erected round the scaffold and tue
niiu'ist rates took unoli themselves to
advance the time of execution by two
hours, that all might be over ere the
townsmen vere awaKe.
At - a. in. Sanson went to the pris
on, lie saw me same inen 111 tue
place, evidently ki.epnig sentry.
Louchart, rising in his cell, calm,
though pale, listened to the reading
01 Ins sentence witnout lear, sum mur
mured at its close: "Poor father! in
two hours 1 will explain it all to him!"
"It is time logo," presently said the
execiitionei. "1011 can lie in 110
greater hurry than I am, sir," the
condemned man replied, courteously.
At l:"l) a. 111., in the early dawn of the
dav, the death-cart moved out from
the prison gate.
One glance suowen mat tne precau
tion against excessive publicity were
in vain. The streets were crowded
and deafening clamors arose tne in
stant the cart was seen. "With dilli
culty could the cortege press its way
onward, who had at his ajjrest felt
the full weight ot popular detestation,
fancied that the boots and curses
were launched at him.
At the coi ner of the line de Satory
v piercing cry was heard, and a girl
was M-en waiving ner nautiKercniei.
Jean Iouchart recognized his mis
tress, and struggling to bis feet iu the
art tried to sniue, anil cried. "Adieu,
ay an n coir Jean notgood by.
thundered a gigantic smith, who was
walking bv the wheel, and he added,
"Shall good fellows like thfs be bro
ken on the wheel?"
Spurring toward the sturdy snnth,
horse-soldier drove him hack: but a
roar ofannlausc and clapping of hands
followed the appeal to the throng, and
the pale faces of the clerk, execution
ers and guards showed that they re
cognized tlieir eril and helplessness.
At the foot of the scafibld Jean sjxike
to the priest, in answer evidently to a j
question, and the priest replied, "Jo
save you." "No, father," said the
doomed man, with some impatience:
"if I am innocent of the intention of
coimniltiiix tlip crime, my hands
11 evert below are stained with Mood.
1 must die I w ish to die. je quick
"Sir," said Sanson, pointing to the
infuriated crowd straining against the
pailings, "if there is a man here like
ly to die it is not you." Hardly had
he spoken when a tempest of yells
and 'groans broke forth; the palings
were torn up or trodden down like
straws, and the mob swarmed upon
the scutlbld, headed by the smith,
who seized the prisoner and in an in
stant cut his bonds, and prepared to
carry him away in triumph. An ex
traordinary scene now took place,
the prisoner refusing to escape and
pleading with the guards to rescue
him and carry out his sentence. But
his friends overcame his scruples and
at last !;ore him away.
Sanson' thought thathJs ast lur
had arrived, but the smith said to
him: "Fear nothing, (Chariot) the fa
miliar name for the heads-nan); we
shall only do mischief to your instru
ments. Henceforth you must kill
your customers without making them
sillier. Jvet him pass," he added to
the crowd; "let him pass and do him
no harm." Ah the battled execution,
er tsjk his way through the throng he
saw the scaflbld and the cross broken
up and cast iqion the pile already pre
pared for burning the parricide's lody,
the heap was crowned by the wheel,
fire was set to it, and the men anil
women, joining hands, danced round
the ito-l t-f(; ) Versailles.
This is the story of Jean Iouschart
as told by Henry Sanson in his "Mem
ories," but I linve read another ver
sion which, while it naiTates jhesanie
order, declares that the prisoner was
only temporarily rescued by the
crowd, and being recaptured by the
troops w:u put to death, In any case,
a son was lairn to Helen Ycper, its
father being sentenced in Praiiue to
death upon the wheel as a parricide.
The son of this son was the Kmmanu
cl Modeste Iouchart, who was guillo
tined at J-A-ereux on the day before
yesterday, -hl, ifWhtfe Jo -ay. the
crime he expiated oil the sea Mold wiu
matricide. In his eue, however,
there was no romance a I suit his ta
king ofT. It was a frightfully dclilier
ate murder for an ignoble motive
grjiii. Kminanuel Modeste Ijotichard
beat out his mother's hrains with a
hammer; then he cuf her to pieces,
limbs and body, the won'1.' that hud
borp him, and wheeling the ghsMly
fragments ju a barrow across the
fieids, dumje them in a hole in h
lonely place; , lh f!ug the head
into an oven and baked il to prevent
the features from being recognizes!!
It need hardly lesaid that when, on
the -Nth of January, the criminal was
frei'b ui r'Ho death the sentence was
applHuued jej-yH hprp, 'o, not ev-iTYWhei-B,
That auaMM Radical
.t.i et. I.a Lant'Sfiu', took oivaMmi to
Pl-eacii aCVll'-IOtlieU sermon against
capital punishcU'j iin.
"lA.uchar.l was a hidci"'
mi .iluiiiiiuahlc parricide, a moii.-.:"':
nevertheless it was the duty of society
to save lii m from the knife of the exe
cutioner. The grandfather of this
wretch died on the gu I J lot J lie; he, too,
was an assassin; his grandson w.4s
Ihh-ii with crime in his blood. The
childhood of this liy may lie imag
ined; he was, without doubt, a pariah,
from whom urchins siiaal ajowf, upon
whom they heajcd outrages, "iiet
out of here, grandson of the guillo
tined," they would cry; "away, scaffold-meat."
He was not sent to
school where nis disjiositlon might
have leen made gentle, je grew up
alone, in the company of his dogs,
amid the woixls, as ferocious as a wolf.
His mother was probably a she wolf;
she was a generation nearer the crim
inal." This last sentence is delightful, al
though its efleet is somewhat marred
by the fact that the murdered woman
was not a descendant of the original
parricide, but only entered the family
lix'h, the headsm.au, reached
Evrens at G p. m., with his coi"is of
assistants and apparatus. At 8 a. m,
the work of scaffolding was begun,
and at five ltoch drove to the prison
for his victim. According to tiieir
iicrhaps merciful custom the o!?ieial
had allowed Ixnichnrd to believe that
if the sentence was not carried out
within forty day's it would le commu
ted, and when the 'Jth of March came
the prisoner who had marked down
each day umii the wall of his cell
hca veil a deep sigh of relief, and fan
cied that he was out of jieril to hi
ble; indeed lie iK'gan to cherih Tioh
of a pardon, lie developed a trcinen
dons Appetite; the rations of three
men were allotted to him, but he de
voured them, and siient what money
he rcceivii I from his family in the
purchase of food.
Unhappily the local legal functiona
ry had his idea of mercy, and tin
evening iieiore tne execution too
place told Jjouchard that he would be
guillotined at daybreak. Only a few
minutes before the prisoner had lieen
talking to a keeper alxmt his plans
and hones, andtlie delight with which
he would return to his dogs and his
sheep and the shock of the disclo
sure was frightful. The doctor's ut
most skill was called into requisition,
and for a long time it looked as if
Iloch would have to execute a furious
madman unconscious of right or
wrong, pleasure or pain. And when
Iiouchard came out of his first fright
ful paroxysm it was to fall into a stu
por of terror no less horrible. They
offered him brandy and coffee, but he
would only from time to time wet hi:
lips with cnu sucre.
At a few minutes to six tho prisoner
was handed over to iloch, bound and
prepared for the scaffold. In old times
tlie parricide in France made mncitffc
honorable at the church-door in his
shirt and bare-headed, then was led
to the scaflbld, where, after his hand
had leen cut off, he was broken on
the wheel and burned, his ashes being
scattered to the winds. The Code of
1M0, formally aliolishing torture, re
taiiiLil for the parricide the hewing oil'
01 me hand at the wrist, and provided
he should lie led bare-headed, bare
fool ami clad only in his shirt to the
scaffold, where, liefore he suffered
death, the sentenlie was to le read to
the populace. In 1S.'5 the section pro
riding for the cutting off of the hand
was repealed, but the other provisions
remain m force. Jxmcliard wore a
vest and trousers of black cotton vel
vet and a new blue blouse, over which
was placed a shirt in accordance with
the law, a black cap was placed on his
head and his feet were bare. Fat,
snori, ixi-ueiiied, wun an enormous
head and an almost inierceptible bull
neck, so strangely attired and with
difficulty waddling with his pinioned
legs over the cold, slipery flags,
liOiicharil presented a spectacle that
under any other circumstances would
have been almost ludicrous. Two of
M. Koch's assistants held him up; the
priest harked close liefore funi holding
the crucifix to the murderer's lips and
striving to shut from his gaze so long
is it was liossinie the ax that flittered
ii) the gay sunlight of the new day.
Ihil it was nut at the a that Iiouchard
looked, but a coffin that gaped beside
him. He did not apparently hear the
sentence read over him. As the clerk
pronounced the words, ".I fujtirn lc
itiort,'1 lioch, with his usual dexterity,
seized the condemned man, threw him
uiM.n the plank, M'hich fell and was
pushed under the ax. Here there was
1 horrii.de wait. the murderers
neck was so short that there was no
place between his head and shoulders
for tiie lunette to be lowered. Soon,
however, the assistants got him in po
sition and the ax fell.- ihe head
unfiled into the basket and the Imdv
fell backward, taking almost a sitting
position, find, horrible to relate, four
smoking jets of blood spouted up from
the frightful wound to the height of
fully a foot.
Ssge of Frentlpe's Sayings.
"A recent writer reproduces from
files of the liOtiisville Journal some of
(ieorge I). Prentice's witticisms, whic h
were not dependent upon time and cir
cumstances, as most them were . for
their point and force. Following are a
few of them;
"To keep your friends, treat them
kindly; to kill them, treat them
"lie who reels and staggers most in
the journey of life takes the straightest
cut to the devil,"
"Men should not think too much
of themselves, and yet a man should
be careful not to forget himself."
' 'A dinner to which a man is not
invited generally sits hardest 011 his
!f hej-Q are qiauymen whose tongues
might govern multitudes, if they
would govern their tongues."
"The doctors ought to escape calum
ny. 'o man living has a right to
speak ill of them."
"The working of a corkscrew is
aliout the only thing 'best achieved by
indirection. ' "
"The reduction of postal facilities
has gone too far. The mail passed
through town the other day in
a couple of stockings tied over the
luick of a hull-dog."
"A few days ago the freedom of
New York city was presented to Mr.
Van Uuren in a gold snuff lmx. There
was plenty of room in the box for all
the freedom that New Y.ork enjoyed
for many years."
"Thei'ii are two jieriods when Cou
gress does no hushjesii. (fiipi liefore
the holidays and the other in after.''
"Were it not ungenerous to remind
a man of his deformities, we should
remind the editor of the Uraud (iuif
Aili-rrtif r that hp is a natural born
"An opjiosition editor offers to lot
his ears on something to our discredit.
He shouldn't carry gambling to such
!f thp o-lifor of the isn't a
rogue, lie ought to briny a Ijbol suit
against ids own face."
The following verses are selected
as specimens from a twenty-six stan
za idyl on spring. If the orthography
isati jMe faulty, that seeming demerit
i atnpd for by the solid sentiment
thu.s crowded iiii a limited coipiias&:
Hhe leaned alnau upon the fence,
And then she hove a sy,
A nd for his toisteps down the lain,
rbe Wilted paljeutiy,"
A I'd presently become to view,
Aud then she yelled a yll;
A heaver ly howl ol joy he howltd,
Aud her bossiu swelled a swell.
, very little boy had one day done
wi-oii, 4M4 hj was. scjit, after pater
nal correct ioh, to jink in secret the for
giveness of' hjs Heavenly Father. His
oll'ejise wa passion. Anxious to hear
what lie would say, hfs mother fol
Irvt'l to the door of the room. In"
lisping accents, she heard htm ask to
.e made U tter; and then, with child
like simplicity, he added: "Lord,
make ma's temier better, too."
Honibiy profane. jfuVr-; v?YtT r,;
ally eloquent unless prolane lieu
Wade kept a Ood only to swear by.
JJe had no religion, and remarked to
soiJtti fi jeii'k once, "Sumner's science
has found ait t!w Jicnvfply lmdies,
save Ood Almighty," anq then, after
a pause added, "I doubt whether he
looked. Sumner thinks he is Uod
Almighty C n, JJnf.
Mackey, the California millionaire,
came to this country a loor Irish I my;
Mewort, the New York millionaire,
came to this country a poor Irish I my.
1 e might give other illustrations, i.ut
these two are sufficient to show that
our struggling American youth made
a great mistake by not coming to this
i-oimtrv poor Irish boys. Xurriatown
The received Son.
The usually bright, handsome face
of Harry Jnlfrd was disfigured by
having his cheek terribly swollen.
All night he had suffered intensely
wun a. detective tootu, and the cam
phor and creosote his mother had ap
plied Drought no renei.
"Harry," said Mrs. Endford pity
ingly, "J must take you to Doctor
Hilton. He will stop the pain at
"Oh, dear! no mother." exclaimed
Harry, quickly. "I don't want to go
to thedentist's. He'll pull my tooth
out. I know he will."
"No, he shan't Harry: he'll cure it
After a little pondering Harry deci
ded to accompany his mother to the
dentist's. He was nearly mad with
pain, and was willing to accept any
imssibility of relieg. Having gained
gained her son's consent, Mrs. Endford
wrote the following:
Dr. Jiiiton : 1 snail nnng my son
Harry to your office. He has an ul
cerated tooth which I am sure will
have to lie extracted. Please resort to
a little artifice to hide your intention;
he is a nervous, timid boy, and there
by will be spared the dread which
would be to him more than pain.
ery truly yours,
E. H. ExirX)Kl.
-V little later Harry and his mother
were inside the dentist s ofhee. He
examined the aching tooth carefully,
"It is a very lad tooth," he said.
"You are not going to pull it!" ques
tioned Harry, giving his face a quick.
. .I-,.',!.,,, rrlr.,,..,.
1 will put something 111 that will
cause tne iain to entirely cease in a
short time," replied Dr. Hilton, eva
He poured a fewdroiis of dark liquid
from a small bottle 011 a bit of cotton.
and taking it up with his forceps; he
said 10 j tarry
"Open your mouth wide now. and
let me lay this on the tooth."
Harry opened his mouth, but 111 an
instant the treacherous forceps had
tight hold of his tooth, anil it was ex
tracted and m Dr. Hilton's hand lie
fore he had the slightest opinion of his
"What ! you haven't pulled it out?"
cxciaimed J tarry, greatly astonished
1 es, 1 have. 1011 didn't feel it
much did you?"
You have cheated me!" relume 1
Harry with an angry, Hushed face.
lou told me von were going to put
something on it to stop the iwni."
1 did. 1 luse lorceps are the truest
painkiller I know," laughed the den
Well, it is all over now," said Mrs.
rmiiiorn, aniline loom win never
ache again. Are vou not glad?"
Tears sprang into Harry's eves.
"You knew all about it mother." he
said 1 utterly.
"You knew Dr. Hilton was going to
pull my tooth w hen vou brought me
here. You are always cheating me,
you see; but you cannot tlo it many
lines more. I've got you learned"
Poor Harry! there was a rankling
wound in his heart. Through decep
tion ne niui been saved the tear lie
would have experienced from having
his tooth extracted, but poison and
bitterness had sprung up in his heart
far exceeding any physical pain. His
moral nature had received a lasting
Mothers, my little story is strictlv
ue. If you wish to be loved and
honored by your children, deal hon.
estly with them. Never deceive them.
or tell them the least fractional part of
One was a parcel boy, and the other
rash boy, and as they halted under
m awning lor a niiuute the iarcel
'Do you get the same old wages
yet ." '
"Yes, just the same."
''Haven't you been presented with
watch or a cane, as a token of es
"No not a tiling."
"Don't the boss ever ask you up to
"Not a one."
"Nevtr comes around and asks
our advice alxiut the markets?"
"And he hasn't got a daughter to
fall in love with you and suicide if
she can't marry you? '
"Well, I don't see why you stay
there. It must be awful humiliating
to a boy of your temperament."
So it is its just awful on me, but
I'm hanging on in hopes of find
ing a nve-doiiar bill on the floor
ami buying all the rock candy I can
at. rieeins as 11 1 could taste it now
youm gooi l-bye. f ew people Know
how we boys suffer day after day."
A Vermoater on Ur. Evarti.
At the great meeting held in Coop
Institute in Ociolier last, to sustain
the administration of President
Hayes, at which it had lieen an
nounced that Mr. Evarts would lie
present, a gentleman from erinont,
who had never seen th Secretary of
State, but had a desire to do so, said
to the person seated next to him, "Is
Mr. Evarts on the platform?"
"N, he has not yet arrived."
"Oh yes; he'll be along presently."
"I've never seen Mr. Evarts. though
I've heard a good deal of him. He's
got a farm up to Windsor, in our
"Well, when he comes in I'll tell
on. The Imys generally give him a
cheer when he comes on the stage.
Ah, there he comes!"
"Is that him?"
"William M. Evarts?"
"Well, I declare!" exclaimed the
crmonler. "Why, he (wks an if
; boarded. Jfaritcr'is Maaazine.
Mark Twain's latest heroine dresses
thus: "Her gown was of a simple Ma
genta tulle, cut bias, traversed by
three rows of light blue Hounees, with
the selvedge edges turned up, with
ashes of roses chenille, overdress of
lark bay tarletau, with scarlet satin
lambrequins; corn-colored polonaise
en panier, looped with mother of
icarl buttons and silver cord, and
iiuled aft and made fast by buff vel-
et lashings; basque of lavender reps,
licked out with valenncicniiess, low
neck, short sleeves; maroon necktie,
edged with delicate pink silk; inside
handkerchief of some simple, three
ply higruin fabric of a toft saffron tlut;
coiffure of tbrget-me-'.iois and hllies of
the valley massed round a noble calla."
"The girls of our day are very badly
educated," said one of the members
of a committee on education to the
Pishop of liloucester. "That can not
lie denied," retorted his lordship.
"However, there is one consolation,
the boys will never find it out."
There urn seventy-four penny Eftt
vines banks iu laveriHKil, located 114
schools, churches, factories, etc.,
which receive small amounts fronj do.
po-itors iiji to ten dollars, when ac
i-oants are opened in larger banks.
I.st year these banks reported :SXJ,80u
One JJ. F, Moody, of Smith county,
an iw;freni-ive citizen, claims to have
lieen most brutally treated and almost
killed by a party of Pevenne raiders
headed by Deputy Collector Davis.
He is said to have given no provoca
tion, and that it was wanton devil
ment that occasioned it. The affair
has been taken up by the authorities,
uud will he investigate,!.
We have a full line of New and
bought at Manufactories, and Cheaper than ever
liefore brought to Columbia, to
lje sold at the
Holding, Mnm I k
HARDWARE, If MM, SHOE FII1D1I1GS
Plows ! Plows !
A FULL LINE OF-
Cheaper than any
Screw Plates, Genuine
Butchers Files and Rasps,
HAMMERS, HAND AXES, HAND SAWfc
Hatchets, Augers, Chisels, Braces, aud
Blind Bridles and
Hames, Traces, Collars, Back
Blinds and Webbing, Hame Strings,
Single Trees, 1'law Lines,
GtJNS ! GUNS.
Powder, Caps, Fuse,
A LARGE ASSORTMENT
HARDWARE and GROCERIES,
At Strictly Bottom
A Good Curry Comb for -A
Good Shovel for -
A Heavy pr. Trace Chains, full w eight, Ol lbs., -
A Good Axe and Handle for -
A Good Blind Bridle tor -
A Splendid pr. Hyuies for ...
IE0N ! IEON ! IEON ! 2 1-2
Call and rsc the New and Cheap Goods.
holding. McGregor & co.
Seasonable Goods, just
Bills, orub D-oes
Bridle Bitts of
cts, Per Pound.
o I l.i
l KSEss eaa
1 -,- 'W
IIH ll I I HI
OUR SPmM ATTRACTIONS!
A. ROSENTHAL & BR0.
It will be to your interest to see us la-fore purchasing elsewhere. We are jutt
receiving an unusually large and elegant Spring Stock of
Dry-Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
And all other goods to lie found iu a lir.-t-elass establishment.
Are most tastefully selected, an I comprise the Litest novelties
of the Season.
OTT R CLOT ! TliN Gr,
WHICH 13 OUR SPECIALTY,
Is the largest and cheapest assort incut iu Columbia. We nianiil'.:i-imc our
own Clothing, and can there fore guarantee them, and sell liieiu
at figures that will surprise the closest buyers.
UH BOOTS and. SHOES
AIM: I'Ko.M TllK Ol.IlT AMI "IiiVf KCI.I Alll.i: II11I -Is I A.MIII.K A,
And w ill give evervlmdv iierfect satisfaction. We want yu to come and
look through our Stock. It is vour duty to bav where vo l can bin- cheapest.
We claim to lie. the (.'llKAI'l-Xl' HOl'SE IN i Ol.l'M iti A. an I want vou lo
come and see whether we are entitled to this claim or not. Come one, coino
all, and we will treat you courteously whether you purchase or not.
-L- ROSENTHAL tfc BFIO.
East Side Public Square,
P. S.--l.'ountty Merchants will find it ! their iutenst to rail on lis, an I ex
amine our goods. We guarantee them l.-nii.-.viile or Na-hviil-.- nriccs.
BOOTS, SHOES. HITS
W .'R. WATKIMS & GO'S,
On West Till Street, next door to Embry .V: l-'i i- i-u.i,
1 iiave rei-ei ved a large anil si-lei-i s!oi-l; .f t .'o hi.!--, wbi.-Ii lwi!l--ll ;d l iw
iigiires. W. 15. I lobbiiis can be found a I my house, an I i ii! In- p!r-ed (.j
his friends. Give me a trial. m:!0-l in. j' I!. W. V. I K I NS i1.- ( .
SAMUEL R, WAKDIS,
No. 7 West 7tli Street,
Colnmlola - Tcmacssco,
Wiioi.Ksai.i; ami Ki-iaii. Hiai.ii; In
Tobacco and Cigars,
(ir.iiii and Ciiass Seeds, Flour of all kinds. Sugar, Sail, I'i -kl.-s, Preserves,
Oysters, Soap, Mackerel, Duller and Clieese from the bol Dairies,
Choice Syrup and Molasses, Foreign and Domes lie Fruits, Canned FruiM
in Variety. Also, a complete assortment of (io.nl- u-uallv k'-p'.. in a lir-i-class
Store. 1 also keep on hand a full stock of all kiinUof Coil. IJlark-
sniiths will find it to their interest to
ed any where in the corporate limits
Jamiary 11, i878.-3ni.
DRY-GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CLOTHING, STAPLE AND FAN
CY GROCERIES, WHEAT, CORN, MEAL, FLOUR, BA
CON, LARD, SUGAR, COFFEE, SALT,
And everything usually kept in a
baiiK's jstaiHl.ini .scales, (im., 11. V, IKK.sj. ; WT'I I.K, ETC.,
aud guarantee their prices to lie as rheur a the ehe.-ipe.-t.
Junction: Mt. Pleasant and Hanipshire pikes,
m JFBL AaKrjS,
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery
SOAPS, COM US AND hKL'SuKS,
Trussos, Supportors, Shoulder Braces, Faucy and Toilet
Articles, Books and Stationery, Kcroseno Oil,
Lamps and Chimneys
Garden Seeds, Glass, Paints, Oils, Varnishc3,
And Dyo StulT, Etc, Etc.,
Pure Wines aud Liquors for McJiciuuI purposes Putent ilclicincK, etc.
LIVEHY, SALE & FEED STABLE,
Kos. 5, 7 and 9 East Main St., Columbia, Tennessee.
Will ke"piilw8-4on hnnd FIH-T-ri.ssi smuU.I-: AN I) HAKNCss l(i!;.ss, ;fti.
GIKS C'AKUlAUKS ANLl lIAIC'JL'fllKS. wlii.-li wiil Inru at ic-hkoh.i'-Im mii-s. l,-nit
anu cominodlouH riKma fur KirlnK vnlilcltw of all kinds, a"'' '"r ' ' 1 n i-.(ns n. In
connection witb tills Ktl,lf thr re two Imue kiukIh lor lliu 111 -oiiiiii''lui;on nf ilrlvt-m
of liorvM and muluM. UncleToinmv Idinlatti Ktlli lmliU tlie relni of I li ' il.l 1 KKI.IA
BLK DM NIHt'S," nnd aliei diO-ji with tliis KUiblo. Ailuiil-t li-fl al e.lliei xUiliio will r.
ciiivepmiiuit attention Irorn I'nole loimuy.
Howard A Uitrimutor, or Uilliu .Moor, lliuir A-j:nt, n 111 l tuiiud at u'.l Uuicm ul ililx ata
tie to give tne hiiliwt market prii;a lor niulca. Altiui'l iiur-.U, Clerk, cau fi.ioid
hU bUUuitiaiUuuXidiAiiiiiUiouiiUU duca-n-U,
CO MM III A, TE.NN.
buy of me. Coal and Goods deliver
Iree ol charge. Give me a rail.
SAMUML ll. V ATKINS,
tir-t-i-lass house. .U,, wei"hs on l'an-
E ii I E S