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O. T. HUOHKS
Bamett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
l ' il 1 1 1 u 1 i ; I , Tel ill esseo .
UmVc: -On West Main Street,, formerly o
cuprd by Thomas v Harnett. IJRn. 1-77-ly
J. B. Bond,
Attorney at Law,
( 'nlumhia, Tennessee.
Will practice iu M-mry adjoining
eoiiiiln-N. Jan. n-in-i).
C. W. Witherspoon,
Attorney at Law
C 'a m 1 1 ' ia , Ten I lessee.
Wil! attend wllli promptness to nil Iepal
Hiwim-ss entrusted to Ills care, lu Maury and
ndloiiilni- counties, fill let hi teniiou to col
lect ton ami settlements of all kinds. Office
Whitiuonie iilix:k.. jail. 28-77-ly.
P. H. Southall, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
Special attention civen to collection.
UlniTe: winiiiiorne u:ock. jan. i-n-jy.
W. J. SVKES.
Looney & Sykes,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
W. C. Taylor,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
C 1 u m I ia , Ten nes sec.
omew-Willi McDowell & Webster, Wblt
ttiorue Mock. Jan. l-7i-iy.
UW). C. TAVUJH.
K. II 8ASSOM,
Taylor & Sansom,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Columl ia, Tennessee.
Will practice, In Maury and adjoining
counties, and In the Supreme and Federal
Courts r.t Nnsli vile. Npec.l;tl attention given
to the collection of claims, oflice: onth
side public iure. Jan. 2S-77-ly.
John V. Wright,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
( 'ohimhia, Tennessee.
r oTtcf : -Whllthorne Block, Up-stalra.
A. M. Ht viHKS.
A. M. HL'OHES, Jr.
A. M. Hughes & Son,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors .a Chancery,
( h i m I ia , Tennessee.
Will prrtct ice in t lie Courts of Maury and
a l.i'iliimii counties, and Supreme and Ked
etiil Courts at Nashville. The strictest nt
tuniion will h t-'iven toall business entruttt
Hui their care. Oilice: -.South side Webt
Main street, 2nd door froin the ei-nare.
K. C M'lHJWKI.L
McDowell & Webster,
Attorneys at Law
C 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i a , Te i n
J T WHjLI AMS ON
Attorney at Law.
An. 21 177.
KOUT. M. McKaY.
II. 1'. Vlli UKKH.
McKay & Figuers,
ATTOltAKVH - AT - JL,V W
Coin in bin, Tennessee.
Will practice In Maury and adjacent eonn
tlcn. 1'ioiiipt al.lontion (liven to huHtneo
entrusted t. tin-in. Okku'e: firon-n block,
up Htairs, No. 1 1'4 south side public s-iuare.
J. T. I j. COC1IKAN,
Ami Solicitor in Chancery.
Promiil. attentions to collect ions. Office
No. -I1.. Went licvinth .Street, Columbia, Ten
ep7 77 ly.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
lUiom No. 20 Colonade Building,
WA8HVIL.L.K, ... TKNN.
Will attend to all biiHiuess entrnflted to
his care wit ii promptness. Keiera to 1 nira
Is'ntional liank of Nashville.
J. W. McKISSACK,
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Will attend strictly to business entrusted
to him in any o( tlie courts of Maury and
nilloinius; countles.nnd in t he Supreme and
Federal Courts ul Nashville. Collections
ami wttlt'iiieiits of all kinds attended to
oilice w hlttliorne mock. -msyl2-77
K. M. 1UDDLE,
Otlice (itlice in the Hepot Hotel, nefera
to IH-H..I. I". W. C. I lake, Nashville, Teun.j
Jr. I.. I. Moore, Meniph is, Ten n.
W. C. SHEPPARD,
(U fh"E Next door to Methodist Church.
Physician and Surgeon
North Main Street,
T-ly. COLUMBIA, TKNN.
W. R. JOnNSTON.M.
Has returned to Columbia and resumed
I he praelieeol Penlstry In nil its brnuchen.
Otlice - At bis residence on Uardeu St.
nept. I l-tf
COLl'.M H1A, TENNKSSEU.
Iranian. 1 Lulling ?-"-i per month
Ii. w. H'i.wii.ki:,
Around the Corner!
CHEAP CASH HOUSE!
Highest Maiket Price raid for
April 1J, 17
J. I. CHERRY.
First National Bank
Of Ciilnniliia, Tennessee
Does a General Banking and
T. W. KEESEE, President.
LUCI L'S l' KI UlWMi Cashier.
By ALFRED S. HOBSLEY.
(Successors to J.
-W'l IAj CAHllY A
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U KH ill UOWEKS.
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Reapers, and is still fuarther improved lor the harvest of 178. We have handled the
Buckeye for years and knuir exactly what it Is, and cau fully recouiuicud and warrant It
iu every respect. Wo are also agents tor the
Improved End Shake Sweepstake Separators,
Which vre warrant to thresh fa-sUr and clean
wirtc rj"c jitctf. W e fet il, also,
Heilman's Farm Engines,
Cooper Self-Propelling Engines,
Sulky Hay Rakes,
Plows and Double Shovels-
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bit A complete stock 01 tirain Cradles and Scyt lies. 1'rlcce always as low as any other
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KAST SIDE PUBLIC HQUAJRE,
QBE GROCERIES !
JLi O W JZ
We have now In store a
Staple and Fancy Gorceries,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
Fresh Fish, Oysters and Game in Seaon 1
And will not te undersold on same grades and qualities
by and House.
Goods Received Daily! Stock Always Fresh!
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New York or any otbei prices, lrtles purchasing half pounds or
pounds, will be luruished with a fancy caunlster, lead lined and
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OUK WINES arc old and pure, aim cannot be equaled for medical
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North Biderubllc Siuare,
COLVMIMA. - - - TENNESSEE.
NO. 7 SOUTH
IS Nt)V CONDUCTED BY
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(Successors to Anlrew, l?aikley & Co.,)
AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED GENUINE
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fflBBT & CO.,
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FUIX LINE OF-
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1 THIMBLE SKEINS-
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splendid assortment of
ur line m low as rxil,le. Call nnl
COLUMBIA, 'J'ENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1878.
TW3 Mli'UTES TOO LATE.
Willi liis ircxxl-bvo riiiRiiif' in lier
tillor riwntpred lliflit
tie tilefrrapb otlke and droppt;d into
tne cliair iitiore i,ue ciickui iumiu
ment. (JlancinR at the clock alsjve
lir lipad. shfi noticed that it was al
most time for her to close the oil ice
for the niirht. and seek her humble
home at the foot of one of the dar
kened streets of the village. The rum
Ming of the train which had just left
the station was growing fainter and
fainter, and the frill listened to it as
tliouirh it was the voice of a friend
who was leaving her for a long time
She did not expect any more mess
ages that night; the engine breathing
heavily from its great iron lungs on
the track near her window would not
move until the nisiht express had
passed up. and the engineer, knowing
this, had nought his sweetheart, who
lived in the village.
Tom Urav. the engineer of the train
just departing, Mas JJrucie's lover, and
his intimate menus knew wiien tlie
wedding was to take place. He had
not known her long, but that did not
matter, since lie was a true lellow,
who loved her with all his heart, and
with all hers she loveu lorn.
The rumble of tlie train at length
died away, and Drucie was alxiut to
shut olt the current and leave the
oilice, when a message began to fall
upon her ears.
She started, for the first word drove
the color from her cheeks, ami stand
ing over the instrument she heard this
"No. 10 switch at Colby till No. ti
passes. Six just starting!"
"Six just starting! My "Jxl! They
will meet!" cried the U-aiitit'ul oper
ator, starting from the table; "what
can I do to save him them?"
And with her eyes staring at tlie
clock she KtxxJ in the center of the
nxim, thinking of tlie two trains tip
proaehing each other through the
mist that almost hid the mKin.
The real situation, enough to blanch
a young girl's cheeks, was appalling.
Ihe order lor the train which had
just left Fletcher to switch at Colby,
could not lie oieyej now. lue tele
graph could not even stop it, for there
was no night oilice at Colby. It was
an unusual matter for No. to leave
Fort Wayne before the arrival of No.
10; but as the latter train was some
twelve minutes lichiud time on that
particular night, No. , anxious to
leave on time, to save connections,
telegraphed to Fletcher the message
which had so startled Drucie Miller.
From Fletcher to a point four miles
Ik'Iow Colby, the company had com
pleted a double track, which, when
mushed to rort Wayne, would obvi
ate the trouble of switching and pre
When Jnucie recovered her self-
possession, she started lrom the oiiire
with the message in her hand. It had
arrived just two minutes too late, and
Join ray, unconscious ol its exis
tence, was driving his engine ahead
and thinking of tlie girl he had lately
kissed adieu. He knew that it was
known in Fort Wayne that he was
unavoidably Ixjhhid time, an 1 thought
that according to custom the express,
waiting there, would not move out un
til he arrived.
Uutletus return to Drucie Miller.
She saw the freight engine standing
on the new track already mentioned
and caught a glimpse of the young
fireman asleep on his lxx.
A determined resolution entered her
head, and the next moment she was
in tlie engine room with her hand on
the ls)y's shoulder.
"that vou, .Miss JMiuieV ' said the
lxy, rousing himself with a yawn.
"laws a niercv!
"(Jet out and uncouple the freight!"
she cried. "Tom's moved out, and if
he doesn't switch at Colby, evervlxidv
will le killed. We must catch him!"
The Isiy, with a cry ot horror, left
the engine, and a minute later the
freight cars were standing idly on the
track, while the engine and its tender
were moving out gaming momentum
at each revolution of the wheel.
"What'll Dick say when he conies
back and rinds his engine gone-.'" said
the lioy, looking up into Drucje's face.
" w hat tlo we care what he says-.'
What is Dick's inconvenience to the
precious lives on the two trains? Jim
how fast can your engine travel?"
"Alxuit two nines a minute," the
lxy answered, with a smile. "She's
the swiftest bird on the road. But 1
don't think we cau catch No. 10; we
might if we had Dick with us. He
knows how to handle the Jielle."
"And so do I. Wood up, Jim. Fill
the furnace chock full. We must
catch Tom this side of the track's ter
minus or "
The girl paused and looked at tlie
ur wuat, Jiiss iJrucie.'"
"Or blow up!"
"That's what's the matter!" said
Jim, catching her spirit. "And we'll
catch him, too! Wood! woxl! There,
the luruace is chock full. Colly
whiz! how we are going."
Drucie smiled faintly at the ls)V and
noticed the hand of the gauge. The
engine had received new momentum,
which momentarily increased, and all
at once Jim, who had been trying to
pierce the haze, said.
two nines a minute, rn iet, .Miss
Druc ie! If it was daylight the tele
graph pojes would reneuiblo a line
Jhit the girl did not reply. She stood
Ix-'fore the lever, wishing that she
could urge the engine to greaterspecd.
sue had calculated that tlio two tram
would meet in a gulch lx-Iow Colby.
It M"as a terrible place for a collision,
and the loss of life there would Ik.1
great. The haze or mist would pre
vent the engineers from signalingeach
other, and a collision was inevitable.
Tin.' engine, vt ht h ueemed to. Juf ii
broken loose, rijshed madly on, with
Jim looking at Drucie, whom he was
inclined to lelieve mad. The cold
mist, slowly aiming to a drizzle, was
occasionally blown against bia JUie by
the wind; it served to cool his heated
temples, and to make liini think
more calmly of his situation and the
folks at home.
So fast were they moving that they
seemed to glide over the rails, scarcely
touching them in their mad career,
a.d wh,n pnjcje told Jim to listen for
the sound of Toin'3 truju ahead; the
Ixiy pok-d his head out of tble uindov
and held his breath.
" Tears to me J heard a sound," he
said, witlnnu turning his head.
"Meblie, I'm mlstakeu so many
'jiear to me just now,"
"Thank (lod!" ejaculated the girl.
".Listen witn an your might, Jim.
m. r.. speed of a bullet!"
Her face was g?ltX th
and while Jim listened she opeiiCL ,1C
furnace door and threw in the la.st
sticks of wood they possessed.
"The wood's gone, Jim. How far
yet can we can go at this rate of
"A lout fifteen miles," the lxiy an
swered "twenty of 'em, if we must
"Then we'll catch him. Colby
must lie nine miles away yet, and the
gulch is six miles further on fifteen
miles! Jim, can't you hear him yet?"
"No; guess was mistaken awhile
back," the lxy said, and Drucie's
countenance fell. m
"There's the sound ngtn!" lie ex
claimed a minute later. ".Listen for
Drucie went to the window and put
her head out.
"That's Tom! "H'.o cried. "Oh, Heav
en, let me save hi:n and a'l the other
precious lives to-night."
With this prayer she turned to the
furnace again and smiled at the red
hot door! The engine ami its empty
tender seemed to Uy over the track,
and when Drucie looked at Jimagain,
she found him staring at thy gauge.
"What's the matter, Jim?" she
asked. He came forward with hand
extended toward the little instrument.
"A little more tire and we'll blow
up!" he gasped.
"Tom would hear the explosion and
stop his train. Tliat might prevent
the collision!" was Drucie's reply.
It was now evident that the sound
ahead was that of Tom (tray's train,
and the girl prepared to warn her
lover of the danger. The tracks Were
quite close, and she told the fire boy ,
to watch the machinery while she at
tended to that part of the warning
work which she had allotted to herself. I
The sound of the train on the other
track grew more distinct, and
the daring girl fancied that she heard
No. 6 coming through the valley be
"Yes, it's Tom!" she tried, to en
courage the txy at tue lever, "I see
his light, now!"
Then she leaned out of the window
and shouted at the top of her voice:
"Switch at Colby! Switch at Col
by. Colby, six? Colby, six!"
Many times she reiwated her cry.
and all at once she dashed by the
Ilight into her lover's faee, as lie
leaned from his engine, she shouted,
"Switch at Colby!" and heard the
shrieks that toid her that he would
obey. - - ' -
"Saved! saved, Jim!" she cried
with joy, turning upon the breathless
boy, who already was checking the
"Colly whiz! Drucie, they ought
to give us a train!" he said laughing.
"If we can ever stop the Belle, we'll
go back; but the girl's got her spunk
up and would run on forever!"
Drucie Miller returned to the win
dow with a heart filled with thankful-
iess, for Tom had heard, and already
was running on to the switch at Colby.
After awJnle the JJeue was got un
der control and backed with lessened
"Listen!" suddenly cried Jim.
"Yes, numlx-rsix is coming; hut we
don't fear her now," said Drucie,
with a smile. "Tom and his passen
gers are safe on the switch!"
The next moment nunilier sixdashed
by, and Drucie laughed and actually
ciapped her hands.
the meeting itetweeu loin uray
ami his love cannot be descrilied.
"Your headlight seemed a meteor,"
he said to her: "and 1 knew your
voice I didn't know why. I guess
you made time coming down."
"Time;" cried Jim: "1 tion l uuiik
the wheels touched the rails more'n
half the time. If it had Ix-en day,
the mile stones would have hxjkcd like
There was a laugh at the lxiy's ex
aggeration, and then lorn iook iru
cie aside and kissed her.
It was not the only kiss she got that
night, for all the women on the train
kissed the girl who had saved their
lives, and Tom Uray said he wouldn't
get jealous when tlie moustached pas
sengers bent over Drucie, blushing
like a rose.
The story of Drucie's feat crept into
into the papers, and, though my sto
ry mav lie old to some of my readers,
I have told it localise I believe it. will
Dick Lainliert forgave Drucie for
running away Willi his engine, ami
Jim the lire boy, never grows weary
of telling alxiut than 'run.'
loin Cray is still on the road, out
Drucie does not listen to the click,
lick of the sounder any more. Every
nkjht at eight she holds a little. Ixy
uii to the window, mid he cries 'papa"
ami clasps his little hands as an en
gine dashes by.
Sew Edison Amuses Himself.
Cincinnati S'rfindcui Xi'iht: Edison,
the phonograph man, is wretched un
less he invents half a dozen things a
day. He does it just for amusement
when other business is not pressing.
The other day he went out for a stroll,
iml he thought out a plan tor walking
on one leg so as to rest the other, be
fore he had gone a square.
J le hailed a milk-wagon and told
the driver of a little invention that
bad popix?d through his head just at
that moment for delivering lUilk
without getting out of his wagon or
even stopping his horses. A simple
force pump, with hose attached,
worked by the fxot would do the busi.
ness. Milkmen, who dislike to halt
for anything in their mad career, be
cause it prevents them from running
over as many children as they other
wise might do, would appreciate this
improvement' Edison isn't sure but
what lug's feet and sausage could be
delivered in the same way.
He stepped into a hotel office, and
observing the humiliation which
the guests encountered in 'seek
ing io obtain information from the
high-toned clerk, he sat down in the
reading-room, and in five mniutes had
invented a hqtel plerk to work liy Uta
chinery, warranted to stand behind
the counter any length of time desired,
and answer all questions with prompt
ness, correctness ana suavity-Mia
mond pin on, and hair partetl in the
middle if desired.
Lounging into the billiard room, he
was struck with the needless amount
of cushion, required to each table.
Quick as lightning he thought of a
better and more economical plan
eii.hion tlm Udi liu immediately
mi led out a postal carq and wrqte to
ashington applying for a patent.
Imbibing a mint-julep in a saloon
adjoining, a brilliant idea flashed
through his lert) e pram, ana neiore
he left iho plac-uhe had invented an
instrument that is likely to revo
lutionize the entire salxm business.
It is a machine so constructed that
when a ix;rson who has been taking
some spirituous beverage breathes in
to it. tlie action ot his ureuin upon a
1 - . .- . . .... j ,..
peculiarly prepay sunstauce-raisq
the invention of Mr. Edison made to
revolve slowly by means ot a small
rank, makes such an impression.
that by ttjan appj.ying w MPS nun
turning the crank (he othar way, the
cllerts of the drink can lie reproduced
as many tunes as uesireu, uo matter
how great a time may have elapsed.
man with one of these instruments
could prepare himself with cocktails
for a long journey simpiy ior uiemnau
price ol one uiiniv. jlaiisou
christened it the "hxldygrnph." Of
course, the saloons will tight against it
bitterly, as jt must inevitably 'dtroy
ninetv-nine out of every hundred of
them. A person can mix his drinks
iust to suit himself, and then stock
ins todilygrapii witn a supply or uiner
ent beverages syOjcieut to last him. a
lifetime. And when he has drunk
himself to death with it, his vbildren
can bring it out wasjonally to revive
tender recoieetlomi or tueir parent ny
tn;yic tilC Clank auj getting a whhT
of the old man's breath.
A capital assistant the toddygrph
would lie to the temperance cause.
Wives, whoso Inishands let on that
they don't drink, tdl have one
ready to test them with when they
came home late at night. The gen
uineness of a Murphyite's reformation
ml. I alao I m determined by it. And
how easy to expose th fraudulent
temiwranee lecturer! I WQqJdn't an
swer for some of them to get within a
quarter of a mile of one.
When Edison stald to go out, he
had to pass the barber 6hop of the ho
tel, ami as he did so, he sighed to think
that with all his genius and creative
imagination he could never hope to
eniml the knight of the razor as a
talking machine. This saddened him
no that he went heme and invented
no more that day.
So long as Rutherford B. Hayes re-
mains Jn the White House the young
"'e -------- -.-j
men of the country are taught tie
lesson that success
YA1T EOBN A1TD FOSSEST.
By Gen. D. S. Uaurj, of Bicnmsni, Va.
In the springof 1SC3, Forrest was in
Middle Tennssee, commanding a bri
gade in thecavalry crops of Van Dorn,
By one of his lxld and skillful move
ments he captured a Federal brigade
commanded by (.fen. Cobum, and du
ly reported tlie capture of the men
horses, arms and equipment, to (ien
Bragg who ordored that all of the prop
erty should be turned in to tlie iroiM?r
onicer of tue army. But rorrest's men
had acted on the principle that the
me spoils ot war oelong to the victor.
(ien. Bragg's supply officers received
but few contributions from Forrest's
fortunate operations, anil Van Dorn
was instructed to call him to account
and enforce obedience to the order of
the General commanding tlie army.
Accordingly Van Dorn sent for For
rest and sternly asked him why he
had not turned m the arms, etc., cap
tured witn coihurn's ongade.
Forrest replied; "Because I haven't
"Ihen," said an Dorn, "your pre
ent statement is at variance with your
Forrest replied: 'Gen. Van Dorn, I
am not in the habttof being spoken to
in this way, and 1 won't allow it
and when your time cornea that your
rank won't interpose, you answer to
me for this, sir."
"Gen. Forrest, my rank shall never
stand between me and any man who
feels aggrieved by me, and I am at
your service now, sir.
Forrest paused a moment, passed his
hand across his forehead, and said,
"(ien. Van Dorn, I here are enough
Yankees for you and me to tight, with
out our righting each other, and you
and I can afford to let this matter stop
right here. I am sorry I spoke to you
as I did, mid hojH? you will forget it."
Van Dorn said cordially, "Gen. For
rest, I am very glad to hear you speak
so, and assure you I shall never again
think of your words no man will
ever question your readiness to fight
any man oranything. But, understand,
I shall expect you to oliey my orders.
And thus ended the most remarkable
collision that ever occurred lx?tween
two of the bravest men in the world.
Each confident in his own courage, and
well knowing that of the other, were
ix?rhaps the only two living men who
could afford to settle a controversy .
Van Dorn then turned to Forrest and
said: "General, I have work for you
right now," ami sent him on in pur
suit of the raiding column of Col.
Straight, which had passed intoNorth
Alabama, and moving towards Home,
These gallant men never met again
in this world. Van Dorn was murdered
within a few days after this, their last
Our Eottsa lTavy.
During the eight years that Secor
Holieson was Secretary of the Navy,
that Department was run like a close
corporation in tlie interest of contrac
tors and jobbers, and was governed by
the rule of Addition, Division, and Si
lence. Enormous appropriations were
procured through Garfield, Hale, and
others, vho uniformly defended the
false reports and fabricated figures of
Kolieson, and were habitually sus
tained by Republican majorities in the
House and Senate,
In his annual report, of Nov. '-
ISTo, Itolxjson said:
"The nuinbor of vessels of every
class and description now lxirne on
the u al register is 117. Thes c carry,
all toai, guns, and arc of l"i2,-
tons neasurement Jt is gratify
ing to Ixi able to report that the Dfiri
is Ti'tn' in a xfrotitcr ami more efii:ieitt
condition than it hit rrer hern at any
time, at least since the commence
ment of your administration."
In his last report, Nov. 'JM, 18VC, he
"There are now Ix-longing to the
navy of the United States 1 Id vessels,
of ,")" tons measurement. Exclu
sive of howitzers ami Catlings, tljey
carry 1,142 guns. Our navy is now,
in the t.haruotor and condition of its
ships and material, in a condition far
superior to that in which it was in
1X051, and, indeed, far more ivjwrful
for onf warlike lorponm titan Ir has
CVCi' orjore oct ii in iinir, uj jxace."
lleginnmg with the first fiscal year
under Robeson, the expenditures, ex
clusive of various deficiencies, were as
1870 S21,7S0.227 SO I 1S74...
.. 21,t!7,2fi 27
.. 18,!M3,SW 82
ni7i 2iJiw,M '.; !....
167J 2i,o2iiijti 7! 1677...
Total for eight years
.... 3lfiU,oU7 84
The Democrats in the Forty-fourth
Congress reduced the appropriations
ioria,tt-,i ruur minions.
in the last return
above, and that re-
ductioii was continued during the cur
rent fiscal year, and is the hill iur the
:l. . 1 ,
next year, miui aouip uomuunat re
trenchment in both, but far below
what it should be.
When Mr. Wlutthorne investigated
the late Secretary and the condition
of the Department, it was made clear
that Secor Kobeson was corrupt and
the navy was worthless. To verify
these facts in official fiuiu. so" that the
country might realize the stern truth,
Le addressed minute inquiries to Mr.
Thompson and to the headsof bureaus
as to the exact state of every vevtel in
the service, and tp,e estimated cost for
repairs, tiiigifci,, ami the hke, That
hrforniatiun has lieen collected and
erulxxlied iu a report recently presen
ted to the House by Mr. Harris, of
Massachusetts, who up to this time
had been one of the staunch support
ers of Secor Robeson.
This report proves sulistantfally that
here ij nq navy existing, either as an
element pf aggressive warfare or of na
tional defence; that the reports of
Rolieson were delilierate deceptions.
ami for the one lit!P,lred au" beyeuty-
Hvo inllliOJis of dollars squandered
and stolen under his venal adminis
tration, there is now nothing to show
but rotten hulks and worthless iron
clads which dare not venture to sea,
and which combined would not have
the value of one gxid- tofjedo for har
bor protection. Here is the condition
of the navy in brief:
Total vessels nnservlx!ahlo . 14
Total, sailing vessels unit lor
Total, temporarily out ofusn 21
Total, in service 41
Of thla number In service, soveral
are on foreign stations, which cau
never return home. Of the eight ves
sels built by Robeson, but one is con
sidered fit lor naval uses. Others of a
different class are equally unsuited to
active duty. The five ships of the first
class, built nearly a quarter of acentu
ry ago, ami which were then the pride
oY the navy, are all given over as use
less for war. Of the twenty-seven
ships of the i,ecoid Uiss, nine Only are
fit for service, and nearly all the oth
ers are rotten and worthless. Of the
thirty ships of the third class, carry-
in" eipht,. six ami four guns, only
fourteen are available. Of ihp twenty-four
ironclads only one s actually
ready for sea, four are rotten or worth
Ires, and all the others require rebuil
dm'' or teoairo.
Tens of millions have been voted
for construction, repairs, and ma
chinery, which were used for jobs to
favored contractors oh shim never in
tended to leave the stocks, and for en-
trines which the snips could not carry
If ihey were ever" launched. More
Laivfuce,d robbery was never practised
in any eivinzeu government, inese
. - r.u ...!:
siiam nu - w '"s
pretext !'Fi',,rt"""B l" -e-H..,
! "" '- . . . . .
I Now, wuen me wnoje, iraua is
Ptripned naked, the truth stands out
confessed and unmistakable, that
there is no real navv worthy to bear
the name. Yet the regular pay roll o
this beirirarlv collection of liuiks
seven and a half millions a year, and
as much more is voted, even uuder
the profession of economy, to keep it
patched up and minted for external
show. The American people caunot
regard this spectacle with much favor,
and members of (Congress will not
find their constituents in a temper to
approve of such prodiganty.
Correspondence Spriugflold Republican.
Col. Bob Ingersoll and h is wife sat
near me In a theater at Washington
the other day. The latter is a hand
some, matronly woman, and a happy
looking mother. On the other side
were two fine, healthy looking girl
said by my informant to lie the two
daughters one of whom is rather proud
of telling that she has never lxen in a
church. These were the first real live
infidels I had ever seen, and compar
ed with some of the sour-visaged, iy
peptic looking preachers I know, with
drooping, dismal wives, thus family of
handsome, cheerful, happy raeeu tree
thinkers certainly seem to be having
the best of it In this world, whatever
may become of them in the next
When Lotta sar.g "The Sweet By and
By" iu a way so touching that a good
many susceptible people found them
selves uncousciousty in tears, J glanced
toward Uol. Ingersoll, whose hue fea
tures were not free from emotion, and
was glad to think that a breeze from
the "Beautiful Shores had I ieen wafted
on him." He cleared his throat hasti
ly, and, leaning over to an acquaint
ance, said brusquely: "Why, man,
what were you crying aboutjust now?"
"Aousense, said the stout gentleman
addressed, "I wasn't crying, the lights
hurt my eyes." "Ah!" said Col. In
gersoll, thoughtfully, "Is it not strange
mat a man is asnameu 01 tioing w nat
is good, and I am ashamed of doing
what is bad ."'
. i a f .i i .. e 1 .: ...l....
A Bit of Harried Experience.
I married my wifealxjut thirty-five
years ago. lhe ceremony was per
formed about seven o cttx-k in tne
morning. Before retiring that even
ing we had a good talk with each oth
er, and the result has sweetened our
entire lives. We agreed that each
hou Id always be watchful ami care
ful, never, by word or act, to hurt the
feelings of the other. We were Ixith
young, hot-temiiered, ixitn lxisitive m
our likes and dislikes, and Ixith some
what exacting ami inflexible just the
material for a life of conjugal warfare.
well, for a few years we lound it hard
work to always live by ouragrceineiit.
Occasionally (not often) a word or
ltxik would slip on the tongue or face
Ix'fore it could Ik? caught or suppressed;
but we never allowed the sun to go
down uixni our wrath. Before retir
ing ot night on such occasions there
was always confession and forgive
ness, and the culprit would become
more careful in future.
Our tempers and dispositions lie-
canie gradually more congenial, so
that after a few years we came to be
one in reality, as the matrimonial cer
emony had pronounced us nominally.
In thinking Uick we him that lor
than twenty years our little agree
ment has been unbroken, and there
has lx?en no occasion for confession
and forgiveness. In business we have
had adversity and prosperity, failure
and suecesx, We raised a family of
children about us, and we are pimple
enough to lielieve that we have better
children and better grandchildren be
cause of our little agreement. 1'nder
such h contract religiously kept, no
ill-natured children will lie reared,
and no boys will find the streets and
bar-rooms more pleasant than home.
To make a good wife or a good hus
band requires the co-oj.eration of both.
'orettV anil htreaoi,
Mh. Editor An article in
issue of your most instructive
entitled "Snake Fascination," brings,
in relation to the same subject, an in
cident to mind which occurred near
two years ago, f to which I was a
witness, and which -may be of interest
to some of your readers. Alxjut 11 vo
o'clock one June afternoon, on I was
hastening through the woods to regain
my carriage, having just left- 'ue
stream, "where I wajs vw-witn Jme
and hook tQ de.ee the leaping flsh
ev my attention was attracted by
hearing on my right the shrill, disor
dant notes, as thoso of a bird whose
egjs, 04' young are endangered. I
stopped, and saw that at a distance of
twenty feet, on a horizontal branch of
a stunted apple tree, was seated a cat
bird, from whose throat the tones pro
ceeded. It seemed in great distress,
as, fluttering its wings and swaving
itt Ixxly to and fro, it repeated the
plaintive t ries which first drew my at
tention to it. in an its seeming agony
it moved not from the limb, but clung
to it as if it were its only protection.
In wonder I gazed, but not long. A
rustling in the leaves below drw my
eyes from the bird. Stooping, I rawled
nearer and nearer. 1 lookede again.
and on the ground, beneath th branch
on whiejt tlie turd was perched, was a
blm-.k snake from two ami a half to
three feet in length, with body in close
coil, head erect, and moving with an
undulating, pendulous motion, tongue
Hashing and eyes riveted on its vic
tim, only three feet above him. Again
he rustled the leaves with his tail, and
quickly withdrawing it, left but a
small jxirtfon ierbais three or four
inches out of the coil, which part h,i
caused to vibrate with dazzling rapidi
ty. Ihe motion of its head increased.
1 fancied its eyes gained brilliancy in
its eagernew. AU this time the jxjor
bird continued iw cries and iiuiterings,
but, as I watched, its struggles grew
weaker, its fluttering less. It would
sit for a time with drooping head and
closed eyes, as though asleep, and
then, as if suddenly awakened, would
feebly raise its wings and utter a low,
sail cry. At last these ceased, and the
poor bird, after vainly struggling to
retain its hold ujxm the limb, fell as if
lifeless to the ground, Immediately
tno tinae nncoiled himself and
stretched out his head to grasp the
bird. At that moment I killed him.
I gently raised the bird from the
ground, and, placing it in the jialm of
my hand, I could feel tlie violent pul
sations of its heart, as with closed
eyes and tightly clenched feet, it lay
insensible, I carried it quite a dis
tance before the first signs of con
sciousness appeared. Then a tremor
ran through its Ixxlj', its feet un
clasped, its wings made a slight mo
tion, its eyes opened, and, raising
itself on its feet, it stood tottering.
Then, as if endowed with new Jifa anil
stren!rth, it wia-ed its wings and
swiftly flew to its native woods.
The agricultural ijevelopjaent of the
United fstattis hum been tremendous of
late years. Thus the corn crop in
creased from 76$,3yu,noo bushels in
1X07, to LS.ijOOAOUQin IWu, or nearly
1110 per ent. in a single decade. The
hog product has more tnan doubled in
the same period, lieing in the last year
9,04S,.VyJ head. The yield of wheat
last year was 3uu,ouu,oou nushels, or
50,000,njo than was ever Lew, pro
"Whether England's star Ixi dimmed
or extinguished, we ca.ii imagine no
greater curse to humanity than the
fibsr.lule ascendency f such acolonsal.
eruel and bigoted despotism as Russia.
-WhI( IV ft'..
VOL. XXIII. NO. 41.
A Eloody Eriie.
A Richmond, Virginia, sjx-cial tothe
Chicago Daily Timex: Information
reached here to-night of a sensational
and horrible murder which occured in
high life in Carroll county, in this
State, on Saturday. The parties to
the affair are Mrs. Travers, a bride
of a few days, accomplished, Ix-auti-ful,
wealthy, who murdered her hus
band, John Travers, seventy years of
age, in cold blood. Mrs. Travers is
not yet twenty, ami, it seems, married
Travers, who was one of the wealthiest
men in the State, for his money. Be
fore the orange blonsoms had become
disarranged she regretted the step.
On the day lfore the murder the hus
liaml attended a dinner party in the
neigh!x)rhood. Ills attentnon to an
other lady on that occasion was the
subject of a sharp repremand by the
newly made wife on his return home,
Sharp words followed, but none of the
household dreamed of the horrible se
quel that was to follow. At ten o'clock
the couple retired ap)areutiy in a gxxl
humor with each other. From what
followed it seems that the wife left
her partner's side in the lx?d about
midnight, secured a carving-knife
from the kitchen, returned to their
chamber on the first lloor, and cut
her husband's throat from ear to ear.
The woman, who is of lxiwerful phys
ical build, then dragged the Ixxly of
the murdered man from the bed to the
creek, alxiut fifty yardsdistant, throw-
nig it into the water, hoping, it is siiji
posed, by this means to conceal her
connection with the revolting deed.
Early yesterday morning two fisher
men, who were fishing m the brook.
discovered the Ixj.ly, and traced the
crime by the bloody trail left on the
ground by the dragging ol the Ixxlv
from tlie house to the water's edge, to
the 1 ravers mansion. An investiga
tion followed, when it was found that
the woman had destroyed the lx.nl-
clothes, which were doubtless drench
ed in gore, by burning them. The in
strument of tile bloody crime was
found in the search that followed.
driven down between the hearth
stones. When arrested and brought .
i.ito the presence of her murdered
ixiuse, Mrs. Travers denied any
knowledge of or connection with tlie
minder, but later iu the day, it is said,
when brought before the coroner's jury
the woman candidly confessed her
guilt, and said that she had determin-
1 to become the lxissessor of her
husband's wealth, whom she did nt
love, in order that she might wed the
only man for whom she had any af
fection. Ilieiiry took a recces in I
the aftermxin, when the muderess
seized the oplMUt unity, when the at-
U'litiou ot the officer who had her in
barge was attracted by some one iu I
the crowd, to commit suicide. She
lrew a small knife from her lxxket. i
iirnl inflicted several wounds m the
best, but was dotcetod and disarmed
Ix'foreshe had inflicted any injury of a
serious nature. '1 he affair has created
the most intense excitement in the
oiumtiiiiiy in which it occurred, and
the versions that reach here to-night
ire conflicting. The murderess is iu
Should the tfetnclists CpsaiOut."
Sew York Snn.
The ( General Con Terence of the soul h
rn Metlnxlists licgan its session at At-
anta, Ga.,ou Wednesday last, and I be
religious denomination founded by
eslev is much interested m its de
Next tothe Baptists, the Methodists
are more numerous in the sotiin than
tnyother religious 1mx1-. A numlier of
the colored, people are memlx-r.s of that
church, but since the war the negro
communicants have formed them
selves into a separate conference, so
that the one now in session tit Atlanta
represents only the white Methodi-.t-.
1 here is a momentous questj(iJ, which
ought toix-eupy thetUooghts of south
ern MethivlUls, and to which they
'.voiiid do well to give an answer. It
is this. Should a great rHiijious oun
fenmce ignore the fact that through
means which religion condemns
through fraud and conspiracy, lying,
Mirlurv, forgery, triekey and disgrace
ful barter Rutherford B. Hayes is now
the nominal President of the United
Can the Southern Methodists.
Ixxly of jH-opJe who arebai"itM togeth
er to projiagate Ch-;Hti;iIlitv, exix-ct
to commando- respect of thinking
nA-u .,iev fail to denounce the
"wrong by which Hayes was put into
the lute House.'
What have the Southern Methodists
to say alxiut the theft of the electoral
votes of Florida, ami have they no
words of condemnation for the man in
the White House who was a party
A Cat In Lete-
Mr. Frederic H. Balfour, an Eng
lishman, writes to the London Spec
tator that he has seen a cat give evi
dence of Ix'ing in love with a terrier,
and that the "sxxning" going on lx
tween them was very comic. "On
one occasion," he says, "in my pres
ence, the dog (who was seated on the
lady's lap), feeling dissatisfied or ag
grived at something or other that was
taking place, vented Ids feelings in a
long, low whine or howl, ihe cat.
wlio was on the hearth-rug, turned
her head and gazed with a wistful,
sympathetic expression at her suffer
ing friend for some seconds. At last,
unable to listen to his weeping any
longer, she sprang uixui tlie lady's
knees, put her paws around the dog's
neck and kissed his check with her
lips. This occurred twice, tlie second
time the dog rescinding to her caress
es by licking her Kaek iu tlie tendcrcst
manner conceivable." An laighsh
lady, Miss Turner Andrews, has just
written a luxik called "The Thoughts
of Animals Put into Words," which
is said to Ik; founded uixiu authentic
incidents of animal sagacity. 1'itv
that she could not have worked up
Mr. Balfour's little anecdote!
ITorth. Pole Wheat.
Some four years ago, says the Vir
ginia! Nev. ) Chronicle, a farmer iu Sur
nrlse Vnllev found in the stoiiineli of
gxise which lie had shot a quanity of
gram similar to no cereal that he ever
seen, lie planted the grain and is now
producing well; it'soniewhat resembles
wheat, but is twice as large and has a
beardless head. The straw makes ex
cellent hay, and the'grain is astonish
ingly prolific. It is believed that the
goose from whose stomach the grain
was taken came from the North J'ole,
ami that the grain is such as grows iu
latitudes as yet unreached by naviga
tors. The gixise that brought the
grain down toSnrpri Valley was pro
bably troubled with a fit of indigestion
on the down trip, which accounts for
the fact, that the grain was intact
when the migratory was shot. Sam
ples have been sent to varloiw parts of
v.!, -iv. ,. . i ...... i
KsOLlvil LJ'H IU MCI llU(.cu,
Long ago we Bald that Gen. (irant's
known disregard of constitutions
and such flimsy things as laws, and his
loudness ior hayonevs, sustained, con
cealed and aided the laws by Which
Hayes was "declared," and iiisunsl his
inaiigiiratiou, and he ami hi" are only
trusis-s holdluy ft.r G'rant till 'si. This
U'theieal liepublican policy and its pro
gramme consists in tsliieating the peo
ple to acquiescence in gilded fraud, sub
mission to fraudulent Kwer, cultiva
tion of the doctrine of "doing evil that
goixl inav result, hushing up villiany.
condoning crime, summed up jn tuat
miserable, swanUy, (sirlupt state
ment that "Mr. Hayes has done mor.i
for us thanTilMon could." J.ijm hhvnj
S T A T I '- M K N T
Bank of Columbia,
April 2, 1ST;-.
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T. W. 'i t lJl'IN
We have in stock a lirt-t I.i.-h iiv. oil
JENNI E LENDS,
Also 1 fariusx from
$12.00 to ;io,oo
Our work H flrt-cliisK; tin
thxn tlie RHine kimi ul work
nort h of Columbia. KUIl?,
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A TL Hl'lN.
ITolson House !
rates t-.oo ri:i; day.
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with the (iiiis.. with few :in,l i-Ii chi. I iuin
out, whirli will In fin nisluM i-i on, i,i I v liv
i applying tollie Propm-lois. jn n I j -77-1 1.
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nlii bIhii.I, i,M,ite hirst pi i mIi.v lei inn
Church, Unnleii Street, Coluiuljiu, Ti nu.
Pure Bred Fowls.
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HRle ul all lours. Prompt Hllnntiou ntvrii
toall orders nml roiiiiniiiii'Mlioii, wlileli
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Mrown, 1',', handu, liy Woodford
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hyl'ilol, Jr. Terms: Jllhe m-iisoii,
lege of roturuiug till you net a coll.
I , oii'M
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March !-tn. CA.MPilKhb liltrnVN.
11.111 O It MlUll
MRS. M. J. BRYANT,
A (J E X T ,
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icenernl diseases In stock, inui many otm-r
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