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Friday March 13, 1891.
1 I). LAM) i: It. Editor.
The e'eetion of Gen. Palmer
hailed with delight by the press
the people everywhere.
Gov. Buchanan's flrat pardon was
granted to a wife-beater. The wo-
in aii was proven to be virago, a veri
table untamed sh;ew, and the Gov
ernor doubtless believed in the mus
ty law that, under such circumstan
ces, a husband "may reprovingly lay
his hands upon her."
The American says the editor of
this paper is "endevoring to ascertain
his composition" by the offer of a
prize for the best letter on "A Model
Husband." It is the composition of
some other fellow we are endeavoring
to ascertain with all due thanks to
The difference in the tariff will re
duce tho price of sugar about three
dollars a barrel after April 1st.
Granulated sugar that is now worth
71 will then fell for 6 cents. It is
economy to buy in small quantities
until April, aud then put away a bar
rel while it is chean. It might take
The nassasre bv the legislature of
the bill creating the office cf Com
misaioner of LiVior Statistics aud
Mines, was a piece of pure deaicgog'
ism. There is uo necessity lor any
such office in this State. The la
borers in the mines can protect them
selves jmt as well as the labcs on
the farm. It is a bill of political clap,
which will cost the people $1,000 a
year and do no earthly good.
Mk S. J. IIenuekson, who was de
barred by Supreme Court a year ago.
after a year's penance aud on promise
of good behavior, was re-insta
ted. If Circuit Judges would be lnon
strict aud require a higher standard
of professional practice.this honorable
profession might again be respected av
it once was. It was once an honor to
be called a lawyer; the title now
rather puts the burden of proof on s
man to show himself not a shyster.
The Nashville Herald of the 6tl.
says: "The Senate yesterday passed
the bill making cigarette selling 8
privilege and fixing a tax of $500.
The author of the measure is Senatoi
Polk, the brainy representative o!
Maury and Lewis counties. It Is un
derstood that this Senator himself.
Who is a victim of the cigarette habit,
was the horrible example which es
tablished the necessity for such pro
The legislature has about deter
mined to give the children of Ten
nessee a collegiate education. They
have made no arrangements yet to
board them while they are attending
these free Universities, but doubtless
will, and we suggest further, in order
to have the thing done up brown,
that each graduate be presented witl
forty acros of grouud aud a mule, tf
be paid for by the present legislators.
Of course they would not mind beiug
just with the people, while they are
being so geuerous w ith the people's
Instead of "making a show" at
the World's Fair, it strikes us it
urmihl he better for Tennessee to
"make a show" at home. If our leg
islators will give uothiug to the Co
lumbian.Expositlon, but give all to our
county roads, the people who have to
pay the money will receive very
much more benefit. We never die
think there was much money it
'making a show." Let's make ou
8tate,"our counties, our homes attrac
tive, aud give the people roa U to tn
from each other's homes, aud enough
people will come here and be glad to
MK3. 11ss Reno, of Nashville, the
author of "Miss Breckeuridge," "h:is
writ" another book. The fact that i
wo ild be a literary im, wii'ollity t'
use big words to a mire superlativ.
degree than in her first w rk, war
rants the hope that the lady in her
second attempt has steppe 1 off he
stilts. Tlie new book is caMe l "At
Esc rptioaal Case," aud we w irran
tin title to h3 a very trus index. .It
is dedicated to "Ileury W.ittersou.
eminent orator, states nan aud jour
nalist," an J the title page contains
this quotation from Walter Savage
L uid r: "Iath itself to the reflect
ing mini, is less serious than mar
riage." Fhom our communication from
Williamsport we gather that there i
an effort to build a turnpike frou
there to Columbia; and there seemi
to be two projected lines aud a differ
ence of opinion as to which is th
best way. For a fuller statement o'
the case we refer our readers to th
letter from Williamsport. The Her
ald does not understand the situa
tion as well as the people of thai
eection, and of ooursa will not under
take to Interfere with their business
But we do know that a road is badl
needed, and we believe either way
would make a paying investment,
and we sincerely hope the parties
interested will harmonize their differ
ences of opinion aud interests, and
macadamize one of the two lines.
The legislature talks of adjourning
on the 30th of this month. If they
fail to pass a god, practical, working
road law, the farmer Governor ouglr
to call them in extra session for thai
particular purpose. This business
has been fooled with too long alreadj
and the peopie have a right to de
mand that it be postponed 1.0 longer.
There is not a member of the legisla
ture that, during the cauvass, did
jiot, publicly or privately commit him
self t Biich a law, aud a good law
and practical one bearing on this sub
ject ought to be passed. If the legis
lature is too busy passing resolutiom
of regret over the death of the I oust
burn?r Wm. Tecumseu Sherman, U
attend to it at the regular session
then the Governor ought to call them
together in extra session aud kee
them there until they attend to tin
business for which they were sent.
TVvvid Poston, who was shot by
r'ol H. Clay King iu Memphis Mon
.j Wednesday. King claims
that the killing was done in defenst
i hU wife's honor. The defense, even
if true, comes rather late. If he had
had much respect for his wife's honor
or any for himself, he would not have
.11 Wfnr anotuer woman. j
man who will live in open and noto
'1 n lewdness with one woman has
llttlJ right, in tlmea of trouble, to
t.u i,tmir behind the vlrture of
- thar woman. A libertine la not
the maa to avenge vlrture.
Henry Watterson's Lecture.
Th announcement that Mr. Wat-
terson is to lecture in Columbia next
week is hailed with delight by all
classes of our people, remaps no
public man of the day has bo many
admirers in this country as he, and
certainly none more deserves them.
Judged by every test of excellence he
stands pre-eminent among tne leau
ers of the times.
The editor of the greatest paper in
the South, he tills to tho full measure
of expectation the seat of his great
predecessor, the immortal Prentice
He is the Prince Rupert of Journal
ism and Hashes in the fore front of
every battle for the people, routing
their enemies with his faery and irre
sistible onslaughts. Other leading
papers of the country are superior to
their editors, but Wattersou
irreater than the Courier-Journal
powerful as it is. It is this splendid
inliviliinlitv that sets him above all
other editors of the country, ano
makes him the most commanding
figure of tha age in journalism,
For years he has been the foremost
champion of the tariff reform and has
if-A t.h hosts of Democracy in the
fight againet monopoly and corrui
tiou. Jli ability as an orator
scarcely inferior to his character
a writer. In the councils of his party
his iuiluence is second to none, and
he is tho oracle of the South. A pro
found scholar, an able statesman,
great Democrat, a brilliant writer and
a powerful speaker, he is one of the I
few really great men of the age, aud
is recognized us bucb, wherever he
It is an honor to do homr to such a
man. That the people of Louisville
thus consider it, was shown by the
ovation whic'i they gave him on the
occasion of his lecture there last
week. Thoir largest auditorium was
packed from pit to dome with the
elite of his fellow-townsmen. That a
prophet should be so honored in hli-
own city, is tne strongest io-fsiuie
proof of the esteem in which he is
In a large degree, we can also claim
him as our own, His father, thi
venerable aud distinguished Harvej
VVatterson, was a native of this coun
try, and his m ther was a Miss
Black, of Spring Hill. His wife is h
Tennessee woman, an I Mr. Wetter
son himself was for some years a resi
dent of this state.
Not only, therefore, "should his re
ception here be such as his greatness
deserves, but local pride and personal
relations should mike his welcome
especially warm aud emphatic. It is
not ofte.i that our pep'e will have
such an opportunity to see and hear
sj d stinguished a man. His subject
is "Money and Morals," and politic
will hi meaii-miid only incidentally ;
but representative Denocrats should
be present from all parts of the coun
ty to do ho;ior to the greatest expo
nent of their principles.
To them aud to all who delight In
oratory and eenlus it will be the oc-
3 asion of a life time.
John M. Palmer is the Man.
All things worketh together for tin
good of the Democratic party. Aftei
two months of weary waiting the
will of the people of Illinois has at
last ben obeyed and the legislature
has given to them Gen. JohnM. Palm
er for their Uuited States Senator.
This is not only a victory for thp
right and a victory for Democracy,
but is the grandest victory of the old
soldier's life. For two mouths, while
tha Republicans with their severa'
candidates were bowing and promis
ing and intriguing for the spoils ol
office, Gen. Palmer entrenched him
self behind the undying principles ol
his party aud neither asked nor of
fered quarter. And while the F. M
!i. A. members were coquetting with
the Republican steering committee,
ind their candidate Streeter was de
basing himself aud groveling in the
nire ot dirty politics, Johu M. Pal
ner stood aloof and commanded the
admiration of the nation for the dig
.lity of his bearing. Then at Iat
when the musk of hypocritical fawn
ing is torn oil" aud Streeter's t readi
ly to botli parties is clearly seen,
ind his littleness aud meauuess stinkf
iu the nostrils of his farmer friends,
they turn to the Joshua of Democ
racy, the only clean man they have
lad before tli -in, an I crown him as
their leader. It was a battle bravely
ought aud a victory nobly won.
A oood thing is sometimes spoiled
by overdoiug it. Ine proposed
ameudmeut was a good thing at first,
Out wbeu the attempt was made to
diut the people out and not give
them the ghost of a chance to say
who they would have for their agents
then the tiling was overdone. That
vvas asking just a little too much, and
Democratic legislators will be very
dow to rob the people of their rights
ifter any such fashion. Wheu a man
iys the majority of the people want
his change, he may believe what he
ays and he may not; if he does, he
a .i rr 1 1
is very oaaiy misiaKeu. juubo wau
ppose this measure claim that at a
popular election it would be defeated
wo or three to one, aod if our legis
ators wish to be instructed, the op-
posers are perfectly wuung mat a
vote be had. Our legislators are
Democrats, and we do not believe
there is one of them that will cast a
vote to take from the eople the
right to select their own public ser
vants. Aud if any one of them does,
that one will cast a very undemo
cratic vote, aud a vote In opposition
to the wishes of a very large ma
jority of his constituents. Aud iu
this place we use the word "constitu
ents" in its narrow sense; we mean
to say that a large majority of the
lemocrats, the tax payers, the white
meu the voters who elected our
present representatives are opposed
to the amendment as it now stands.
We say this iu good faith to our
representatives aud our people, aud
gee are willing that the question
je tested by any fair means. The
voice of forty men is uo fair test of
he wishes of six thousand. We hope
our legislators will let the ameud-
uent sleep the sleep of death.
One of the best if hot the very best
bills which has yet been introduced
n the legislature, Is the bill passed
ast Friday, to provide for the care of
children who have destitute or de
praved parents. The bill makes it
the duty of the Judges or Chairman
f the Couuty Courts, to have brought
before him, (not to wait for them to
conic before him) such children, aud
send them to the State Industrial
school. There is no place in the
State where this law can bo used to
better advantage, than right here in
Columbia. Tiiere is a score of these
waifa upon the world, with no fath
era and worse than no mothera, liv
lag In the locality known aa Fiat
Rock, and we urge Chairman jNewon
to give them his immediate attri
tion and the protection or this law.
Where they are, they are doomed to
ignorance, depravity and shame.
Away from there, uuder the training
and influences of an industrial
school, some of them may be saved.
Besides, this locality ia a blight upon
Columbia and a disgrace to Maury
county. Repeated efforts and as
many failures have been made to ria
iho .ifw nf it. This law elves a slow
but sure remedy. Remove the chil
dren as they come, and Flat Rock
will die out. It is composed now, in
tvo main of women who were born
aud raised there, and have never bad
the slighest chance to be other than
what tuey are. For the sake 01
rHaritt7 for fliristianuv a sawe, ior
decency's s-ake, take hold of the op
portuuity that is offered, the btate
pays all the. expenses; it costs the
county nothiug Mr. Chairman and
"entlemen of the Couuty Court, make
this your first business.
We have been requested to call the
attention of the city fathers to the
fact that Greenwood Cemetery is be
inc made the nastura ground for
several head of cattle. The fence
around this sacred erroun l needs re
pairs in places, and these repairs
ought to be made at ouce. And at
their meeting tonight when this
question comes up, they can with all
propriety go a step further towards
protecting these grounds. They
ought to pas,? uq qriUuance making it
a misdemeanor, subject to a flue of
not less than $25, for any person
knowingjy q permit his cattle ti
enter this enclosure ot to remain
there should it t it without his
knowledgo. It would be well to pro
vide for impounding aiy cattle
caught therein aud require a heav
ransom to take them out of the pound
Owners should be made to see to it
themselves that their cattle do not
invade this hallowed fipot. We are
authorized to say that if such a law
is passed Mr. Jno. M. Dillon,
clothed with authority will, without
nav. visit the Cemetery daily and
and all cattle found
STOKMY TIMES IN THE SESATE
One of the most important bills passed
y the senate was Mr. Castile's bill pro
viding lor a Bureau of Miue and Labor
Statistics. The hill provides for the
jstubliHliment of a State department,
to ho Stvled tie Bureau ot Labor ana
Minim Statistics. It shall be under
the control of some olhaer, who shall he
Known as the commissioner or l.aoo
Statistics and Mi ues. lie shall be ap
pointed bv the Governor, with the ad
vice and consent of the Senate, aud
shall hold his oflice for the term of two
vears. He shall have his ollU-e at the
Capitol and receive a salary of $1,50(1
ier vear and his necessarv traveling
expenses. He shi 11 be allowed on
clerk with a salary 01 $UUO a yar, Hut
duties shall he the collection, arrange
nient and presentation in ah annual re
oort of statistical details relating to all
ienartmenta of labor and mines in tli
State, especially in relation to the com
mercial. industrial, social, educationa
and sanitary conditions of the laboring
classes, and to the permanent prosperity
of the productive industries ot the State.
The commissioner uhall give a bond
of oSlo.OOO and devote his whole time
the duties of his olllce, inspecting
unnes and collieries being worxeu
the State once every three months, an
it shall be lawful for him to enter an
inspect any mine iu the State, or work
and machinery thereto pertaining, or t
auv mill or laoiories wnjre numan 1111
is to be protected, and the owners of all
such establishments are required to
furnish him all information or assist
ance iu their power. He shall also be
empowered to send for persons and
papers and to examine witnesses under
oatn. anu sucu witnesses suaii uo sum
monod iu tho same manner and pai
the same fees aa witnossoss before
Justice of the Peace, It shall be the
dutv of the proprietor of any mining 01
manufacturing establishment where
loss ot life shall occur by accident, con
nee ted with the workinir ot sucn bus
ness. to irive notice of the same to the
Commissioners, together with the sub
seoiience recovery or death of the
victim. The proprietor shall also sum
mon a Conmor ami Coroner's jury an
return the verdict to the Commissions
with all the testimony in the case. Up
on the receipt of these tacts the Com
missiouer shall, without delay, investi
rate the matter and take such steps
)i evcnt a recurrence of the accident
can be devised within the limit of hu
man skill. The proprietor who fails to
lve sucn imoruiution as requireu auuv
shall bo Huhfout to a hue or not less 111a
i0or m-re than $50 J, with all costs
The expenses of this department
shall not exceed $1,000. Tho ollice ol
Inspector of Mines is merged into the
ollice of tho Commissioner thus created.
and the laws-regulating his ollice shall
apply to the new otiicer, except where
tney come 111 conmct witu tue provis
ions of the new bill.
There was a unanimous expression of
sentimoutt in favor of the protection
thus allorded the laboring man. Mr.
1'ubbs said the bill d-id not meet all the
requirements of the case, but he hoped
this experimeutcould be improved on
bv succeeding legislatures. The bill
passed without a dissenting vote.
Mr. Long, when Introducing his bill
against prize lighting, said that the hu
manity of all present would commend
his bill, and it was passed without dis
sent. Other measures of interest were
the bills fixing the third Thursday ot
every May as conieuerate uecoranon
Lay, ana cnanging tne circuit vourt 01
Davidson County to the first Monday
in March, the fourth Monday in May
and the second Monday in October.
Senator folk introuueeu a new imi
directing railroad assessors to divide
the total stock ot tne roaii, computeu at
its market value, by tho number of
miles of the road aud to aswess each
mile in his district at the value obtained
iu the result.
A bill to orovide for a broader cur
riculum for common schools, has passed
the senate. It provides for the addition
of geometry, algebra, book-keeping,
Dhvsioloifv, hygiene and rhetoric in ad
dition to the common school course, at
the option of the students. It was car
ried by a vote of 2 to 3.
Mr. Morris bill, which passed the
Senate last Friday provided that the
judges of County courts hereafter shall
ne uirecten to nave oruuKut oeiore tue
court children between the ages of 8 and
18 years, found begging or vending ar
ticles equivalent to mendicancy, or
destitute, or whose parents are insane
or drunkards, or who frequent the
company of lewd and obscene persons,
or luuno wondering in streets anu al
leys without visible means of support.
Such children shall be committed to the
State industrial school, where they
shall be kept at the discretion of the
directors until 21 years of age. Hereto
fore the State has appropriated fiiU a
year for the support 01 children in the
school and V) has been " assessed upon
the county. The bill provides that the
whole amount shall come from the
State Treasury hereafter, as trouble has
been experienced in collecting the
county subsid3-. M . Alexander op
posed this appropriation, but the Senate
expressed itself as heartily in sympathy
with this noble charity, and the bid was
i assed with only four dissenting votes,
t was stated that of the seventy-throe
bovs who have graduated from tha insti
tution sixty-nine have excellent posi
tions. fifteen thousand dollars a year for
two years has been appropriated for the
supixrt of the Peabody Normal College
A bill has passed the Senate compell
ing corporations to pay their employees
in money, aud not in scrip.
Resolutions of sympathy with Ma.
J. II. Akin in the loss by death ot his
relative Mrs. (i. W. Anthony, were
adopted by the House.
A bill to prohibit the running of
freight trains on Sunday has passed the
House. Kach violation of the law car
ries with it a fine of from $1,01 3 to $2,000.
The general impression is that the- bill
will fail in the Senate.
The hill to prevent the hauling of cot
ton seed between tiie hours of sunset
and sunrise, was rejected by the Huse.
The Senate passed the bill to pension
confederate and federal soldiers not
provided for by the general govern
ment. Senator Polk has introduced a bill
making au v judge using or having in
his possession the free pass of any rail
road, incompetent to preside in any
law suit in which the iuterests of any
railroad are involved.
STORMY TIMES IN THE SENATE.
The American of yesterday contains
tho following report of the proceedings
or the Senate the day beforei
After the receptiea of Mferal new
t-.nia anH a rptnl of the deeifrion to ad
journ March 30, Senator Penland's bill
- t 1 4 Tl.-ia xi'ii a
came up as Hjspeci&i.- uiumi '
pre-eminently Senator 1'eniana s dih,
lor ne liau aireauy iuuu a v ii wua
test in its behalf several days ago, when
he accused the Chairman 01 me juui-
iarv Committee of unjust and unpar-
iamentarv behavior iu refusing to re
port the bill as first passed upon by the
committee, and wnunoiaing it ior a
second and adverse action.
That the law extending tne regula
tions of the four-mile act to towns of
2,000 inhabitants and under, as contem
plated in the bill, would be a just law
or not, soon disappeared from the dis
cussiou of this bill. Almost every
member of the SeDate spoKe ana sever
al very good and very sensible speech
es were made. Senator Peuland made
an able argument in favor 01 tne Din
and Senator Willis spoke witn goou
ud anient airainst it. But tnese speecn-
es were immaterial and of secondary
nmortance. compared witn me last
scenes of the stormy debate. Mr. Ear
ly wanted to make some reierences m
the action of the committeo on the bill.
Mr. Disinukes objected so strongly
that his gavel became unjoiuted. Mr.
Alexander and Mr. I'enianu uemauueu
that Mr. Karly be heard. Mr. uis-
m nkes said if Mr. Karly was to tam
about what occurred in the committee
room he should do it after an appeal
from the decision ol tne iuair. air.
Karly confined himself to other pnases
of the question. But the interval 01
neace was brief. Mr. i'enianu rase to
close the debate. Iu the course ot his
remarks he was heard, anna tfie poniu
sion of the crowded room, to sajr some
thing about rraud in toe committee.
Mr. Hivers broke from the hands of his
Irieuds around him and, walking to the
Speaker's stand, said in clear, ringing
"Mr. Speaker, if the .gentleman irom
Sav er n ivh there was irauu icwm
n the Judiciary Lomuiiii'ju u mo yv-
sideration of thjs hill, say he is aiiar.
His wiry opponent called out, above
the ceaseless din of the Speaker's gavel
and in spite qt shouts for order and the
attempts of his friends to quiet him,
"You are auother liar and you. have
adopted diry nieaua. tq aJjoouinlish
your base ends.1'
According to me custom m uu
bodies order was restored in tho twink
linir of an eve. and the peaceful current
of hjgislative routine Howed on as if
never disturbed, Another dramatic
scene occurred during discussion 011 the
passing ot tne uouse uiu iruviumu ii
separate railway 'accomodations for
wuito auu coioreu passeiicia.
riiomrisoii otfured an amendment in
cluding all steam and electric railways.
aud made a souuu argument in iavur ui
it, saying that the closest ana most un
pleasant contact of the races occurs on
the street railways or oities. Some op
position was shown to the amendment,
notably by Senator Polk. Mr. Alex
ander replied in a very warm argument,
aud he took occasion to mention a cer
tain class of legislators who have during
the present session favored street rail
ways at tne expense 01 tne ruiu.
At tuis juncture aeuaior rum, wuu
had been sitting near, sprang, with dig-
nitied ayilitv. to his feet.
was thrust iu bts troqser's pocket, dis-
nlivinir his mrl tixxh. whieu had slipped
below the bottom of his vest; the chub
by lingers of the other fluttered excited
ly iu front of his manly, heaving chest,
and signs of passionate animation were
apparent iu his placid, European-bred
features. "Do you mean me, sir? Do
you mean me?" he asked in stern, cul
tivated tones. "Do vou insinuate that
1 have been favoring the street rail
"No sir " renlied Mr. Alexander. "It
is beneat h bv self-respect to enter into
personalities on the lloor of this Senate
Any coward can get up and make brag
ging, insulting speeches in a crowd,
where he knows there are a dozen men
to restrain his opponent. If any man
wishes to engage in a personal difficulty
with me I will meet him outside of the
But the proverbial dullness of a Leg
islature could allow no further excite
ment. Senator Polk was diverted by t
pleasing ioke of Senator Iiivers' about
the diminutive mule cars in Columbia
the amendment was adopted 1 the bill
was nassed and the Wen ate spent the
rest of the day in the ordinary jog-trot
of routine. The intlitenoe or the war
god did not extend bevond the green
baize doors and neither opportunity for
4 tight was improved.
The Darner bin was passeu, anu
henee-forth no more shops can be open
A FOUL CHIME.
Prominent Memphis Attorney
Memphis, March 10. Henry Clay
King, one of the brightest lawyers at
the Tennessee Bar, is pacing in a cell at
the county jail, his hands still wet with
the blood ot a fellow attorney whom he
murdered to-dav in the open street in
the presence of scores of people, and he
knows that only the strong walls and
iron framework of the prison saves him
from the summary vewreance of his
victim's friends, and all because of
woman who lured him from the path ol
honor, wrecked his happiness and for
tune and left him to add to his folly the
guilt ot assassination.
The woman is Mrs. Mary J. Pillow
widow of tieii. Gideon J. Pillow, win
won distinction 111 the war with Mexico
and who. fifteen years later, p ned the
way to the dismemberment ot the Con
federacy by surrendering Fort Donel
son to Grant.
Mrs. Pillow is about 45 years oi l anil
looks to be not over 30. She is a wo
man of queenly presence, finely edu
cated and of the most fascinating man
ners. She has the daring of a Bern
hardt, with the wjt and polish of
Keuamier. She was known to 1
"risk v" and women of her own social
rank gradually drew away from hei
after her husband's death, but nothing
positively wrong was proven against
her until she met 11. tlay King, tour
It was a chance meeting in King'.
own ollice, where she had called to con
sult his partner on a matter of business,
lie was captivated at first sight. His
eyes devoured where she sat, aud his
manner instantly became so pro
nounced as to attract the attention of
partner aud the charming widow her
self. Prom that moment he was her slave.
He was. never satisfied when absent
from her side, and she encouraged his
attentions. Finally, his infatuation
caused him to throw oil all disguise.
He deserted his wifoaud children to go
and "board" at her bouse, and when
the scandal became so notorious that it
could uo longer be outfaced, he took
the widow to his plantation in Lee
County, Ark., where they kept house
together. Mrs. Pillow's youngest child ,
a girl of 12 years, the only otner white
member of the household. They
claimed to be partners in interest in the
plantation and it was given out that
Mrs. Pillow had furnished 10,000 with
which to ruu the place. In the course
of time Mrs. Pillow gained such an in
fluence over King that he deeded to her
all of his property, not even excepting
the house in this city occupied by his
family. It seems to have been a "merry
bond," like that which Antonio gave to
the Jew of Venice, and not intended to
be made a matter of record. But Mrs.
Pillow had ideas of business which
would not permit her to throw away
such au opportunity to provide against
a rainy day. She took the deeds and
privately caused them to be recorded.
When King found this out he was
wild with rage and there was a terrible
scene hetweeu the two. The result was
that Mrs. Pillow ordered him off her
plantation and he was foreec1 to go.
Kven after this he tried to renew his
relations with her. She refused his ad
vances, and then be brought suit in the
Arkansas courts aud the Chancery
Court at Memphis to recover his prop
erty. Then the whole wretched story
came out in the pleadings. The Ava
lanche aud the Appeal published it and
King sued both papers for $50,000
damages. The suit, however, came to
The eilorls of King to turn back on
his bargain with Mrs. Pillow are still
pending in the courts. Mrs. Pillow's
counsel are Pos on A Poston, a law firm
composed of Da via 11. Poston and his
youngest brother, Frank. They are
also counsel for the Memphis Charles
ton Railroad aird among the leading
members ot the Tennessee Bar.
The older brother has conducted the
defense for Mrs. Pillow. He is of an ag
gressive nature, and though not at all
quarrelsome is uiven to plainness of
speech. Iu the conduct of the case he
was very severe on King, aud the latter
became very deeply incensed. He has
drank a good deal since his break with
Mrs. Pillow and become very irritable.
Last night he was drinking iu a saloon
and said publicly that he intended to
kill Dave Poston on sight. The threat
was repeated to Poston, but, being nat
urally plucky, he paid no attention to it.
To-day about 11'JO o'clock he came
down the street, sw inging his big burley
body from side to side, and little reck
ing of the pale, gray-haired man await
iug him with a 44-calibre pistol, held
ready in the pocket of his overcoat, and
locking eagerly up the street for a sight
i f h 8 familiar form iu the crowd.
This man was H. Clay King. He had
not long to wait. Poston came up,
looking straight ahead of him and sus
pecting no danger. - When he was pass
ing the door of No. 275 Main street,
where King stood, the latter stepped
out and presented his left hand to Pos
ton as if in friendly greeting. Poston
halted and was in tne act of extending
his own hand, when King whipped the
revolver out of his pocket, placed the
muzzle within a few inches of his vic
tim's body and, hissing out, "You a of-a-b
pulled the trigger.
The bullet entered Veaton'a abdomen,
cutting the intestines. He staggered
forward with both hands on the wound,
from which the- blood was gushing,
crying, "My God, I'm shot; help me in
Two of the bystanders who had stood
their ground caught him and carried
him into a shop, wheuce be was soon
afterward removed to an infirmary and
surgeons called to attend to him. He
has been sinking ever since, and there
is no hope of his living through the
Meauwhile King had replaced the
pistol in his pocket aud sUxxl lacing the
angry crowd that had begun to gatlier
and make threats of summary ven
geance. A Deputy Sheriff came up and
placed him under arrest.
"All right," said King, "I'll K, with
you, but don't touch this j'et," looking
down at his pistol and then at the
threatening crowd. The Deputy let
him keep tho weapon uutil they reached
In the meantime there was so much
talk of lynching the murderer that
Judge DuUose, of the Criminal Court,
ordered the Sherift to station an extra j
guard at the jail to prevent any attempt
at violence to-night.
The whole city is boiling over with
indignation at the cruel assassination.
David H. Poston Is one of the most
popular men iu the community. He
was a gallant soldier, and is, in every
respect, a valuable citiaen. He has a
wite and several children.
King also, had a good war record. He
comttsanjed a battalion ot Kentucky
cavalry aud did excellent service. His
first request on reaching the jail was for
a bottle of whiskey. 11 is second for hi
much wronged but still loving wife.
She visited hi in and an affecUutf scene
took place between the two thus re
united under the shadow of the gallows.
TUK "CUK.4T STOJ5K
la getting ready for a grand Exposi
tion which will be duly aiiuouneed
in tills paper. Visitors to Nashville
should not fail .to inspect the many
WonderTul Novelties for commenc
ing Spring and Bummer, displayed b
this enterprisiug company. F.vvry
one ot their uepartiuents. u neiug
stocked with Creat oaie to meet the
wants of their customers who wish
only the best goods and latest styles.
Every day from now on they will
receive new Spring Goods in Dry
Goods, Notions, Faucy Goods, Milliu-
ery.Geuts Furnishing Good, (jarpets,
Shoes, Boys ClGtMhS, Wall Papers,
Spring Wraps, Laoes, Embroideries,
Floupoings, Gloves, Handerohlefs,
etc, etc. The equal of which lias never
been seen in any city in the South.
Wheu this Remarkable Exposition
is complete they will announce to
vou the cay of their grand opening.
Everything is arranged for tho con
venience of visitors; lunch is served
in a neat dining room. Toe Ladies
Parlor with easy chairs to rest wheu
tired, also a Toilet Itoom at thedi po
sition of visitors. Special Reception
in connection with their Dress Mak
ing Department. Their friends out
of town will find their Mail Order
Department a perfect way to shop.
Samples and Prices sent cheerfully
to any address.
I artsvi jLiK, March 11. The
family of W. G. Hawkins are
sorely attlicted with an attack of
typhoid fever. Que of his sous died
some two yeeks ago, and on yester
day he buried his youngest daughter,
with two others very low and not ex
pected to live. His residence is about
two and one half miles from Dixon
spriuga, on the pike to this place.
Typhoid fever and pneumonia have
been raging iu Dixon Springs and
vi inity since December, 181)0.
Deaths have been frequent and many
are very sick now.
How to Make Sweets That Are Sure to
Be rnr and Uartnleu,
Our candy was to be sold for a cent a
stick, but the sticks were not scanty
little snips by any means. Mrs. Cart
wright made us a present of the molas
ses, Lola brought the sugar from homes
Al Fay brought tho saloratus, Patty
remembered about the vinegar, and
Marjorie produced the butter.
Theso were the ingredients: a half
gallon of New Orleans molasses, a cup
of vinegar, a piece of butter as largo as
two eggs, a good toaspoonful of salcra
tus disso ved in hot water.
We melted the sugar in the vinegar,
stirred it into the molasses, and let it
come to the boil, stirring steadily. The
boys took turn3 at this work.
When the syrup began to thicken we
dropped in the saleratus, which makos
it clear; then flouring our hand3, each
took ft position, and pulled H till it was
Tho longer we pulled, tho whiter it
grew. We ate some of it, but wo girls
were quite firm in saving half for our
Then wo made maple-sugar caramels.
Have you ever tried them? They are
splendid. You must have maple sugar
to begin with: real sugar from the trees
la Vermont if you oan get it. You will
need a deep sauce-pan. Then into a
quart of fresh sweet milk break twj
pounds of sugar. Set i,t ovet the flro.
As the sugar' melts, it will expand.
Ikni, boll, boil, atU, etir, atir. Nevei
mind If your face grows hot. One can
not make candy sitting in a pocking
chair with a fan. One doesn't calculate
to, as Great-Aunt Jeasamine always says.
The way to teat it when you think It
ia done is to drop a portion in. eal3
water. If brittle enough to break, it ia
done. Pour into square buttered pans,
and mark it off while soft into UUl
squares with m knife.
Borne people like oream candy. It it
mde in this way: Three large cupfuli
of loaf-sugar, six tablespoonfula ol
water. Boll, without stirring, in
bright tin pan until it will orisp in
water like molaj&es casdy. Flavor it
with eesence of lemon or vanilla; Just
before it is done, add one toaspoonful ol
cream of tartar. Powder your bands
with flour, and pull it until it is per
Plan Paramolai One pound of brown
ugar, a quarter of a pound of chocolate,
one pint of cream, one toaspoonful ol
butter, two tablespoonfula ot molasses.
Boil for thirty minutes, stirring all the
time; test by dropping into cold water.
Flavor with vanilla, and mark oft at
you do the maple caramels.
Home-made oandy is sure to be of good
materials, and will seldom be harmful
unless the eater takes a great quantity,
Thea the pleasure of making it counts
fof spmethlng, Margaret E. Sangster
ia Bafper'a Young People.
Barefoot Cnbn Belles.
A foasipy person relates in a Now
York paper an interesting story about
two young Cuban girls who several
eaas ago were leaders in the society
(jjales ia that city, and one of whom
now aeea a title before her name ia
print Shod in the daintiest faehio
wherever convention required it, tbeat
young women in the privacy ot t&e-ti
own apartments always sat with theii
cunning brown "feet without covering oJ
silk or kid. Dress skirts were worn
much longer in those days than sow,
and so the girls could go pattering about
indoors in their bare feet all they
wanted to without any one's being the
wiser for it unlets the owners of the
feet chose. And the story goes that
they did choose very frequently, and
that it wan no uncommon thing for visit
ors that were admitted to intimacy in
the house to see in the midst of an ani
mated conversation a pair of the cun
ningeat bare feet in all the world ateal
"like little mice" from underneath a
mass of soft frills, and to see them co
quettlshly withdrawn until only the
toes were visible, only to steal slyly out
again aa conversation made the owner
apparently more and more forgetful of
herself. Chicago Evening Post.
Itch, Mange and Seraicl es of every
kind, on human or h' IimhIs, -urei iu
80 minutes by Wnolford'a Sinitani
Lotion. This never
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I V.F HI A I III S l'l!H I .'ll ill
iiiL'lv low hn oi'Jli'll for tli' two. 1'aitus wishing to take ad v. ill
aliove ifift ll'i r ot t lie A ppi-nl A vmIh nclm ciin do so ami rotPiv. t!i i.f m i i
IIkkai.1) for one your by Winging or s.Midiijtf omo oollar ijnd llltv loi.n
ollice t uLl Mlil.V Hl.ltALl C) 1 P N .
Vounir Lady Shot. '
Jackson, Mrcli 10. Mi l.'..
Moore, of th:a city, was nccidf ttially
etiot iu tle fut-e'tliis nHeri.o. n li
Johnnie Vrye, 11 years old, son l T. ,
J. Frje, w'no was sh r thr at k i.'o in.
It ia believed the s-iglit of one ei
ilehtroyed and Hie younlady
feriiifj imicii from t!ie slio.-k. Tin'
boys have been shoi-fns? imicii of late
in tiie corporation and lli ai'eiiVnt
I his afternoon w.,s the re.-ull d' s-u li
eareleMier-s and vii'iuliu'.i id' the city
nrakciaan Killed. ;
Dkcatch, March loth. W. T.
Tiionias, a hrakeisian on Hie ticcoin
ino 'ation north from I !-.( ti i- to-day,
on the Lonisviile it Na-hvit!e Kali- ;
road, was knocked from the top of a
freight car by the bridiio on l'ond
street and instantly tilled. Ore Ui?
and one arm were cut tV' uiol hi
body ollierwin badiy mangled. The ;
man iivoO in ;ashvi;le, where he had j
a wife and twoehU lrei. '
iPCLASKI, March 11. Yesterday
Deputy Slierill' Andrew (iilhert ar
rested and put in the Pul is-U jail A
tai tl.vio.r l.omP.l the t..oke-
ho',9e of Andrew Powell, a cit'z n f
Giles County, living uear Piosjieet
Station, lie stole about a thousand
pounda of meat out of the house, and
in order to avoid detection set lire to
the building. Home feeling exists
agaiust the prisoner, as Wi'f county
has within the lat-t twilve niontlis
sustained considerable l ses at the
bands of incendiaries.
Both the method and results wnen
Sjrup of Fis is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the ta.-te, and acts
jently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem eflectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healhy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it tha most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs i3 for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. An reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. I)o not accept any
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SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY. HEW YORK, tl.Y.
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lVm perate, energetlo men wanted to aolfctt or
dera for nursery nock, permanent employment,
Kood pay. Varietlea especially adapted to the South.
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reliable mildly kucu u f'-r ll:o I, i-.ttiucnt ol
Scrofula, Old Sorcn, Piuirlon. blotches.
Eruption?; Shin Elsp&sos.IImriors,
ItchinB-- Totter, iicalcl-hoad,
Gwo'.ku JnintH, Ach
Bore and Tired i'eelingj in tho Llmia,
Sore Eyes, Uysr-.-pia, JJlcorUerel
Stomach, Uoi allied Pyotaio,
General Dt-tl'-'t.y, I:a
eased Kidneys Rrd Liver.
It is om "f t'uo h'-t tori.-; t I'liiM up and
Ftrenjrtlioii tiio tiifcvi.k l Sfs'l ma ilmvii coi..stl
tutiun. A certain blooi cleanser an I health
SPURLOCK, REAL & CO,
falrbrU-r' KnCllh Dlui Brand.
OrlfritaAl &nl Onl t Guanine.
KFC, fcjwav r. I i iblc. lauils ;
mund Brand In Kfd Dd fi'dU turtillicV
lru 'tlit tor iirh fter 9 I- njnh ti-.
boic. w &ied witb bln rit)lon. TatltQ
Uvtiw and imilaii'm. A l Itruni Jt, or v:n4 -4a
in Ktftm; for iartitilari, VrMtlmonlal aunl
IJ-iirf for l.n4U'" in Utter, hw rtural
V all. K.OOi TV-liiuoni!. Name J'aver.
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fut irt'iy ii" w I'nit. in-t I riii. omli-it:i! mn ., ( rifrt w uiker.
br --i:ni' t ftp' r-iriiinir f'r.'iii fiU U, f.'.O kt h -. k and ii WMida,
and iii'' at't'-r a little -irii-tiw. r an tiimifh yiu the ni
po3 lut-ut tni t.-ar h y-'U I H l- h. ,vo tjrfiro to rx plir hrro. Full
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K!iu-.:i-r ident of the s:nto of Temi-xN -e. 1
ltis.i:el ri- ni'iliTi il tlial lieen'er im ;i .
..i anee 1. rein, lt l"re or ullhin ih rir-i
i i.r.i. .In n: Hie next ! nil of the Clu'U-iiv
C.urf, l ib. held at Columbia, on the iirl j
Mninlay In A prl next. ivM, H-id plead ni-i
fWT or ileim r to roiiipluliiai'l'a bill, t ,
n laewillb-ti fcenrr,"On!eii,-eda!t til in .1 j
ef f ir he-trln. ex oart.-; H'ld thuf. ilcop v I I
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weekii In the Columbia Herald.
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Ig!Troy Carriage Company.
gj-Heiiney Buggy Company.
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Are carry the largest stock of strictly
Iii the city. Our Surreys, Buggies and
Photons surpass all others in quality, fin
ish and style.
FINE TRACK HARNESS in nickel and
rubber mountings. Full line of medium
quality Buggies and Pluetons at moderate
TJLThEELS 5ET To rUN0FF THeTOU
The "Farmers' Friend" Corn Planter, im
proved for 1891 is the very finest one ever
seen in the county. The Drill attachment
discounts anything ever before introduced.
Street, Embry & Co.
Sast Sid Pub)ic Sq.-j.aro, Columbia, Torn
TELEPHONE No. 0.
Covering Hots1 clod
- -jo. Jto' Vi '
The m st Co nplitti) PIintcr on tho .Uarkvt- Un
oqiiiilcd lur Liirht Draft, Iirgulnrify in Drop
a id Covering the Torn.
II K A I) THIS AVE HAVE MANY OTHKHS JUHT AH OOOD.
KpRinn lln.i.. Juniiary 'Jfi, 1KIU.
S iTTFRKiKi.t) Ciin:rn: Drnr Him: We take leaure Iu HtuiliiK to u that tha
"Hiiniilton ('urn I'IhiiIi t" Ikiii-iIH of you liiHt rlnK KKve n entire nut lufm-llmi In evry
i;irllciii:ir; up iMiutrht tli machine comil:te Hltil utied it with the liawnrth t'licck linwer,
ly 1 1 11 1 1 I ami wit h ilrtll Hf f achment and have no complaint whatever. We ul It in plant
Ins; li" ncn-s of m-i'ii millet anil It worked like a charm. We think a (trout deal of I ho clod
Iciiili rs ami i'ovitIim IiIiuIi h, aa we KOt good
Not i..Mn)c, i,y nv odier. Hui Ichh no k wtlght thun any IUc Harrow nuulo. Furn
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