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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1897.
NEWS AND COMMENT.
Thk cotton crop this year will be
the largest over raised in the history
of the South.
By the closing of three cotton
mills in New Hampshire and Mas
sachusetts last Saturday, more than
13.000 employes got a taste of the
liAitou triumphed over capitol
one time. Tlie Atlanta Cotton Mills
were compelled by public opinion to
discharge their negroes and rein
state their while operatives.
Thk first ship sailing from New
York direct to the Klondike gold
fields is udvertised to leave that city
about August 21. The vessel will
carry about 200 passengers and 200
tons of freight.
Mks. Em Game, wife of the son of
the Secretary of the Treasury, has
been to Alaska and will return to
that rich country In the spring. She
will hunt for gold. Her husband has
two claims in the Klondike region.
Edward Kinu, of Winchester;
Tenn., and Herbert Nicholson, of
Decherd, Tenn., were killed at a
railroad crossing near Estill's
Springs last Saturday. The young
men were seated in a buggy, and J.
L. Oliver of Estill's Springs, who
was with them, was badly injured.
Cooper & Colombia, merchants
who did business on a small scale in
Knoxville.made an assignment this
week and posted the following com
prehensive notice on their door:
We Made a Mistake.
We Voted for und Money Lust Kali.
We See Our Krror It's Too" Late Now.
(Jive Us No More One-Logged Money."
The New York Press calculates
the distance from New York to
Klondike as follows: From New
York to Seattle 3,200 miles; from
Seattle to Juneau, 1,000 miles; from
Juneau toTya(headof navigation),
100 miles; from Tya to Klondike, by
trail, 1,000 miles; total, 5,900 miles.
The cost from NewA'orkJo Juneau,
first-class, is $180.75, and the cost
from Tya to Klondike is estimated
at from $150 to $350, accord
ing to the number in the party and
Send Canovas del Castillo,
Prime Minister of Spain, was as
sassinated Sunday at Santa Agueda,
by an Anarchist. The murderer
fired three shots, two of which
struck the Premier in the forehead
and another in the chest. The as
sassin was arrested. He declares
that the deed is the outcome of a
vast anarchist conspiracy. The
Queen Regent has intrusted the
presidency of the council to Gen.
Azcarraga, Minister of War. Maj.
Antenio Serrano, a member of the
Cuban junta in New York, thinks
Canovas' death will end the Cuban
A mortuaue was this week filed
by M. H. Smith, President of the
Louisville & Nashville Terminal
Company, in favor of the Manhattan
Loan Company, of New York, for
the amount of $2,000,000. The Ter
minal Company proposes to issue
gold bonds to run for fifty years and
to bear 4 per cent interest. The
amount is to be raised for the purpose
of erecting terminal facilities for the
use of the Nashville & Chattanooga
and Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Companies. The execution of this
mortgage is considered a decided
move in the direction of a new
union depot in Nashville, but the
ofllcials of both companies are
reticent regarding the matter.
Near Washington, Ind., last
Thursday night, Rev. John Wal
stein, a minister in the Christian
church, who had been holding a
revival meeting at Concord Church,
shot and killed the little 3-year-old
daughter of John Standiford. A
tough element sent Walstein word
that if he preached again at (Jon
cord he would be egged and run out
of the country. Walstein deter
mined to stay, and on the night of
the shooting, carried two pistols to
service with him, and laid one on
each side of his Bible. During the
service some of the boys poked their
heads in the window and threatened
the preacher with a shower of eggs.
This angered him, and, without say
ing a word, lie picked up a pistol
and fired promiscuously at the boys
in the window. Rut his aim wa
bad. and one bullet passed through
the abdomen of little Mamib
Standiford, who was sleeping in her
mother's arm in one of the seats
near the window.
CARD TO THE
W. 1). .Mooney's Keply to S.
V. Wall's Version
Of the Facts that Led to Hie Dissolu
tion of the Firiu of Wall
To tin; I'tthlic:! have just read the
eireular issued by my late partner, S. V.
Wall, in which he purports to uive an
"authentic account" of the dissolution
of the firm of Wall and Mooney. It is
with reluctance that I make any state
ment with regard to questions at issue
between !S. V. Wall and myself. This
reluctance arises from the fact that
these issues were by us submitted to
arbitration, the award of the arbitra
tors has been made and accepted by
both parties, and any further discus
sion of the troubles is out of plaoe and
improper. The only thing that induces
me to make a statement at all is the
fact that Mr. Wall has taken the initia
tive and has set forth his version of the
causes that led to the dissolution of the
firm of Wall and Mooney. No con
siderations of propriety have caused
him to refrain from presenting to all
people who would listen to him e.r parte
statements of matters that had been
submitted to arbitration, and, therefore,
matters that should not have been dis
cussed. 1 do not think the public is
sullieiently interested in ourdifferonces
to have them forced upon its considera
tion, but as Mr. Wail has seen tit to
place the matter before it, I have no
First: I enter a general denial of all
of S. V. Wall's allegations in so far as
they rellect upon me, and shall not
only show that they are untrue, but
shall show the motive which has
prompted him to make them. I can
attribute his publication only to malice
and a desire for revenge, because I in
sisted on bringing to a close a partner
ship which I was unwilling to con
tinue. My partnership with S. V. Wall was
formed in IHKtl, About the close of 18H.r,
Mr. Wall moved to Hell Buckle, Tenn.,
then the home of mv parents. I was
living at Wartrace, a few miles distant.
Mr. WbII opened school In Hell Buckle
and taught there for five months.
Through Uev. W. II. Wilkes, chair
man of the Hoard of Trustees of Cul
leoka Academy, I was invited to take
the property vacated by the Webb
Hros., who bad decided to move to Hell
Buckle. I agreed to do so and placed
before the Hoard of Trustees the names
of two gentlemen, one of whom was to
be chosen as co-principal. Mr. Wall
was one of them and was the choice of
the Hoard. At the end of the first year
of the partnership, I proposed to with
draw from the firm and take a chair in
the I'aeilic Methodist College. Mr.
Wall insisted that I should not leave
him and I was induced to continue the
At the end of the third year, the
Trustees asked Mr. Wall to resign and
tendered me the school alone. I ap
pend a letter written by Uev. W. II.
Wilkes. Chairman of the Hoard of
Trustees, to my father and mother:
C'I'I.lkoka. Tenn.. May Ml. 1hs.
Uev. V. Mionky axi Wi kk: Dear
Hrotiier and Sister Mooney: You will
know before this reaches you that Messrs.
WaUand Mooney have rescued their con
nection with Culleoka Academy. Hut you
cannot know t he regrets of the Trustees or
the community for this action so tarns
your son is concerned. J I is success here as
a teacher, and consequent ly his popularity
in the same line is wonderful. His partner
has been a burden from t he beginning, and
was growing heavier every term. The Trus
tees thought that they would relieve him by
suggesting to Mr. Wall soiiiedlssatisfactloii
with the hope Hint he would resign, but it
led to the resignation of both, and yet. hut
for the action of the Trustees, matters
would have been worse. Mr. Mooney, as
you know, was looking to a change, and
the result, but for the action of the Trus
tees, would have left our school In the
hands of Mr. Wall. We were not willing to
have Mr. Wall as sole principal and did not
want him as joint.
Mr. Mooney's devotion ton friend Induced
him to resign, but how his resignation can
benefit his friend is more than I can see,
provided he goes Into College work. If he
takes li 1 in with him to some other place la
a similar school to the one here, the bur
den remains and his object in changing
will not be accomplished.
I then proposed to take a professor
ship in a college, but Mr. Wall urged
me to remain with him. A proposition
came to us from Franklin, offering to
erect for us suitable buildings, if we
would move our school there. We ac
cepted it. Mr. Wall intimated to me
that it was hid influence and populari
ty in Franklin that brought the offer.
I was a young man and a stranger to
the people of Franklin and thought that
this might be true. Moping that it was,
I opened correspondence with the mov
ers of the enterprise, and proposed to
withdraw and leave everything in the
hands of Mr. Wall. Rev. .J. J. Bolton,
of Culleoka, wrote to Kev. John K. Har
rison, of Franklin, suggesting that Mr.
Mooney would not come, but would
leave the school in the hands of Mr.
Wall. I give his reply :
Kkanki.IN. Tenn., May 21. lssii.
Knit her Bolton: Yours Just received,
(ihelyou wrote me. I can say that tlie
house will not be built if WhII comes alone.
The separat Ion of the two will kill the whole
thing. If Mooney Intends going Into Col
lege work this year or any time soon. I want
to know-it, because 1 am responsible for
this effort on the part of Kranklln. If the
co-pi incipiilship is to be kept up Just long
enough to settle Wall, then we will back
We came to Franklin, and taught to
gether until June 1, 1!'7. I hail proposed
yearly settlements, but was always put
off by Mr. Wall, who insisted that this
was unnecessary. In is; 14, 1 imany suc
ceeded in indueiim him to meet me for
a settlement of our partnership affairs.
I had all the tiooks mid vouchers ready
and insisted on a thorough examination,
stating that it was possible that mis
takes would be found, as I had not had
an otliee for the transaction of business,
and frequent payments had been made
me on the play-ground, at the school,
and on the street. In addition, Mr.
Wall had made collections, many of
w hieh be did not report until my atten
tion had been called to them by the per
son making the payment when I would
present the bill to him, weeksor months
af'er it had been paid. Mr. Wall de
clined to make more than a cursory ex
amination of the business, though I
urged him to do so. By so doing-, lie for
ever estoppel himself from noiiiu be
hind that sell lenient, no mat t"r on what
plea. Since that date I have made no
effort to preserve vouchers for transac
tions prior to that time, as I bad Mr.
Wall's statement to the correct ness of
every t him: up to July b, ls;i.
As the years passed, I determined to
end the partnership, and in September
last I notified Mr. Wall that it. uiiwt
close Willi the present year. Later on, I
assured linn that 1 would not alter mv
decision. From that time on, our rela
tions were strained.
1 li January, he asked nie to let him
have the books. 1 did so at once. Soon
1 learned that he was writinir to every
patron whom we had ever had, asking
with reference to the amount of his ac
count. All this time be had not pro
posed that we meet for a settlement.
Two months later, he asked me if I
considered the settlement of J S! i as a
settlement, and expressed his dissatis
faction therewith. I told him I know
of no reason why it should not he so
considered, lie then accused me of
having defrauded him in that settle
ment. An angry interview followed.
1 finally parted with him with the un
derstanding that, in the event we could
reach a peaceable adjustment of our af
fairs, I would go into an investigation
of the business with him from tlie be
ginning, August lssti, but that if mat
ters were carried into the Chancery
Court, I had no concessions to make.
This was agreed to, and in our effort? to
settle, I was called upon to show vouch
ers for every transaction from 1SS on.
In this settlement, I also agreed
to concede additional collections
which had not been entered upon
the books. I have not the slight
est doubt that much of this amount was
collected by Mr. Wall. Most of it was
collected by nie and was, through over
sight, omitted in making up the record
of the business. In agreeing to add
these amounts to those previously en
tered on the books, I stated and wrote
on the books that I was sure much of
this money had been collected by S. V.
Wall, and that I was willing to admit it
as additional collections simply for the
purpose of bringing to a peaceable close
our business. As the uook-keeper I
recognized also the Justice of my hav
ing to suffer, on account of my negli
gence. Mr. Wall was very ready to
recognize everything that was to his
own' financial interest, but when it
came to a consideration of questions
that showed errors of omission which
would, if corrected, be in my favor, he
refused. This broke oft ad efforts at
settlement between us. I told him that
I would arbitrate all questions at issue.
He agreed to this. e chose three ar
bitrators, he having named twoof them.
Within ten minutes after signing this
agreement, drawn by his own., lawyers,
he repudiated it and wished to name
other arbitrators. I agreed, and we
chose three others. The paper was
signed and I wrote a duplicate of it and
sent it to him. Within an hour hecame
to me, demanding that we undo what
we had done and choose still other arbi
trators. Eventually, other arbitrators
were chosen, and to them all matters at
issue between us were submitted. These
gentlemen, after a long and patient in
vestigation, made their award, and,
though much disappointed at their find
ings, I accepted their award in good
faith, and have settled with Mr. Wall
on that basis. No matter what I might
think, I certainly should not cavil at
their conclusions, after having agreed
to 'perform whatever award they might
make. In opening these dead issues,
Mr. Wall has violated the agreement
between us, and has vitiated the effect
of the award, except in so far as he has
protiieu by it linaneially, 1 have not a
word to say that reflects on the decision
of the arbitrators, but I do claim that
Mr. Wall's extreme positiveness on all
questions between us where there was
nothing to go by save the evidence of
ourselves was materially to bis advan
tage. How much Mr. Wall relied on
memory to the exclusion of data was
shown in many cases where he denied
having received money charged to him,
and it was then shown most conclu
sively that he did receive it. There
were many items of this kind, but many
others where 1 had to lose the amount,
simply because of my inability to show
that he did receive it. All through, M r.
Wall has allowed me to receipt for all
tuition bills, and, as a result, be has the
advantage in every issue.
I instance another class of entry
where Mr. Wall thought he had ground
for challenge. In May lsw.",, I bought
the building in which we had been
teaching. Prior to this we had paid for
it a rent of $200(10 per year. The build
ing was in an incomplete condition, and
Mr. Wall and I had agreed that it
should be sold to pay a debt on it, and
that the purchasers should make the
necessary additions and we would pay
them a rental of f'ViO.OO per year. The
property was sold and was liought by
mo for niyarlf and not for the firm of
Wall and Mooney, as Mr. Wall charges.
I made the repairs and improvements
agreed on, and charged the tirm $;if0.00
per year for property that was costing
$.11)2.0(1. Mr. Wall plead the original
contract of $3 KMX) per year with the
Battle (iroutid Academy stockholders,
and on this plea secured a deduction of
fl0U.no from my charge for rent
In this connection I give a letter from
Rev. J. A. McFerrrin, of (ioodlettsville,
at the time a resident of Franklin:
OrooDLBTTsvii.i.K, Tkns., May 2U, 1SII7.
Mk W. ll. Moonky. My liear Brother:
My recollection Is that we had a meeting
in the National Hank of Kranklln, at which
you and Hrot her Wall were both present,
and you made a proposlt ion to us that if we
would make certain Improvements, you
would Increase the rents sutllciently to
Justify us in making them. Just what
amount that was I do not recollect, but
think It was nearly as much more as you
were then paying (which was $-.iKl. Mr.
Wall gave his consent to your propositfon.
'2nd. When it was determined to sell the
property It was understood that you were
to Ind on It . nsked you. If you b'oiight It.
were you going to buy it in the name of
Wall and Mooney, or if you would buy it
in your own name. Your answer was: "I
will buy it for myself." This was under
stood by me before the sale took place. I
so understood on the day of sale, nr.d when
I Indorsed your notes I understood that
you were the sole purchaser, and I thought
everybody so understood.
Still, Mr. Wall claims that I was to
buy the property in the name of Wall
anil Mooney. I never heard of any
such agreement until the present con
troversy arose. He did not even sign
one of the notes for the purchase
money and I d'i not think any one in
the town understood that the purchase
w as made for any one save for myself.
A prominent merchant states positively
that Mi. Wall told him that there had
been no agreement between him and
in e as to tlie purchase of the Aim lenl y,
while Mr. Wall, in his circular, asserts
that there was.
Mr. Wall claims to give the award of
the arbitrators, but he makes a very
serious omission. That is with regard
to the tuition of his children. In our
settlement A Ki, it appeared from the
books that S. V. Wall was in my debt to
a considerable amount. He said he did
not see how he could settle it. I then
volunteered to deduct the tuition of In
children from s.s:i to Isdl, atnountiiu t
nertrly ifl'.i.u.iM. I Ins was done an. I i j
rote a statement of the facts on the;
lly-leaf of the ledger. When Mr. Will
repudiated that settlement, every item
connected with it was set aside, but he
claimed that he should not be charged
with a cent of tuition, and asserted that
it was an agreement between us that
his children were to receive free tuition.
The minority of the arbitrators make
the following statement which was
attached to the award :
We. tin' minority of the Hoard of Arbi
trators, express our full assent to and con
currence in all conclusions and decisions in
t he mat ters submitted to our arbitration,
save and except in regard to the tuition of
Mr. Wall's children. The Item of '.r.S!,.Y for
said tuition from Issil to lsui. Inclusive, was
deducted from Mr. Wall's account We
think it should be reinstated, less a credit
of i:il, which he is entitled to on Mr.
.Mooney's tuition remitted by the Hoard of
Arbitrators, and deducted " from the re
ceipts, leavingan amount to be added to
Mr. Wall's account of 7Hi).5o, which Is the
tuition at half rates.
J A MKS P. IlASNEK,
Here we have a single item which
represents nearly $snn.(H)nf my indebted
ness to S. V. Wall, and that for the
tuition of his children. Since 1S!H, there
have been $Hs.(K) of tuition which he
should have paid. In short, every one
of Mr. Wall's ten children has been in
the Wall and Mooney School for longer
or shorter periods of the eleven years
of the partnership, and to-day Mr. Wall
stands before the public as having re
ceived every cent of that tuition at the
hands of W. 1. Mooney, w ith the ex
ception of $KW.(K).
Mr. Wall mentions the library and
quotes the award of the arbitrators with
regard to it. I bought and paid for the
library with the funds and credit of W.
I). Mooney. Mr. Wall never invested
one cent therein and refused to do so.
1 1 i s claim was based on the fact that
the library books were spoken of in the
catalogue as "Wall and Mooney's," and
on the further fact that the library
would not have been a source of reve
nue without the school.
The Instances given are fair samples
of Mr. Wall's charges against me. The
public will not lose sight of the fact
thRt he comes with his claims at the
end of eleven years, and that a settle
ment after such a lapse of time carries
with it a great deal of uncertainty and
places me at a disadvantage. I have
settled with him and he has accepted
that settlement as final. He now comes
before the public with charges against
which I have no means of defense
through inquiry, as all business rela
tions between lis have been adjusted by
the award of arbitrators, and no court
will open those questions again. The
animus is plain.
Mr. Wall's appeal to the alumni is
quite adroit, but I have little fear that
he will succeed in persuading any of
them to believe aught to my detriment.
If he can succeed as a teacher, I am
sure that I have no objection. I have
no malice towards him, and am only
sorry that he has seen tit to force me
into a controversy which is as useless
as it is unpleasant.
In conclusion, I mention the fact that,
for eleven years. I have, without com
pensation, attended to 'the business of
the firm, done its correspondence, and
managed all the details connected
therew ith, in addition, I have not re
ceived from the tirm more than one
lifth of the amount expended - bv me
for stationery and postage. These
charges MU're omitted by me at the
time, and, as I had no record of the
amount actually expended, it became
necessary to estimate it and the
estimate did not cover one-tifth of the
cost. For that, however, I do not
blame the arbitrators, as they are not
expected to repair my negligence.
Finally, though our partnership was
one terminable at will, and though I
had notified him that it was at an end,
and had advertised in many papers
that I would open my sshool," still, de
spite all this, ha was so reluctant to
have it terminate that he did not agree
to sign the papers of dissolution until
Saturday, July Kith. He also omits to
state that I turned over the assets of
the firm amounting to nearly $.'1,500.00
to the Williamson County Banking iV
Trust Co.. to apply to the award of the
arbitrators after paying about $,"00.oo of
firm-liabilities. In addition to this, I
executed my notes to him for the full
amount of said award, $.'l,.lso.3(i. The
arbitrators did not decide that I was
indebted to the firm of Wall and
Mooney in the sum of $'l,7t0.72, as stated
by Mr. Wall in his circular.
W. 1). Mooney.
Franklin, Tenn., Juh .in, lnu7.
Intel est ino- Item in l'upera Published
In the Gold Country.
Anderson, Ind., Aug. 7. Last
night's mail brought in tlie last
editions of the Alaska Mining
Record and the Alaska Miner, pub
lished at Juneau. They are full of
interesting information regarding
the gold fields. From the locals the
following is taken :
"The first mail to come down from
the interior under the 'Corwin
Hayes' contract, which calls for two
mails from Circle City a year for a
consideration of $1,700, arrivefd yes
terday. The mail was brought down
by Hugh Day and cost him $1,250 of
his $1,700. It took him forty-five
"He had a rough experience. Ice
on the river was very rough and for
120 miles the trail had to be chopped
out for the passage of the dogs and
their twenty pounds of mail matter.
Food for man and beast became
"At Circle City flour sold for $50 a
sack, and he had to pay $215 for dog
food, consisting of ham so decayed
that it could not be cooked in the
house. At Pelly lie offered $150 for
a dog, but could not get one at any
"Mr. Day says the department
should authorize the opening of
sacks at Fratiklin and American
Creek, Both are on American soil.
At present, letters addressed to par
ties at these points are carried
through to points hundreds of miles
"Dogs are sold in the Klondike
country by weight. Tlie latest quo
tation was $2. (in a pound. An aver
age dog is good for $200 for meat or
"The necessity of laying in a full
year's supplies cannot be too forci
bly impressed upon newcomers.
They then stand a good chance of
starving before they get Jout of the
BY A LARGE
Is the Constitutional Conven
Maury County One ofllie Pew Which
(iives a Majority for the
Hut the Leaders of the Movement Are
Not Discouraged by Defeat, and
Will Still Keep the Otiemtioii
Before the People.
As stated in the Hkrald last
week, the election to decide wheth
er or not a Constitutional Conven
tion should be called, resulted in
the defeat of the movement; but
then it was not known that the
cause had suffered such an over
whelming defeat as the oillcial re
turns show. The vote was tlie light
est ever polled in a state election,
and a general apathy prevailed over
the entire state.
The leaders in the movement,
though badly beaten, are not dis
couraged; in fact, they had an
ticipated the result for several
weeks before the election. Nothing
daunted, they will still push for
ward the cause, and when the peo
ple shall have become more en
tightened on the subject and have
suffered a while longer from the ill
effects of Tennessee's worn-out con
stitution, ultimate victory will be
theirs and the people's.
Maury was one of the few coun
ties which gave a majority of votes
for the convention. The vote in
this county by districts is as follows:
Ills. Voting Pi.acbs. kob ao'st
1. Kinderhook 10 2!)
2. Ntantill's Shop
3. Leftwich Bridge 3 lil
4. Bark's Station 12 la
5. Hurricane 15 30
(i. Culleoka Hti 40
7. Higbyville 2i 14
8. Bigbyville 40 13
it. Court House 110 113
10. Popular Top 27 18
11. Scott's Mill 38 !t
11. Enterprise ft 32
12. Mt. Pleasant 51 15
12. Sandy Hook 7 7
13. Mt, Pleasant 35 11
13. 'Collier's Mill
14. Massey's Shop 8 3
14. Williameport 14 17
1. HampRhlre. ...
17. Pike's Mill 14 4.1
17. Water Valley 34 0
18. Santa Fe 4ti 34
111. Carter's Creek 3!) 5
20. Tlminons 3M 53
21. Bear Creek 27 28
22. Spring Hill 44 12
23. Lasea 34 33
24. Rook Springs l! 25
2"). Ualley II ill 8 53
Total 7!K) 077
No election held.
Over Me State.
The official returns from the entire
state are not yet in, but it is not be
lieved that the total vote will go
over 100,000, and of this the conven
tion will getabout one-fourth. There
were only seven counties that went
for tlie convention viz: William
son, Maury, Wilson, Marion. Hamil
ton, Davidson and Shelby, or tbeso.
Shelbv gave the largest majority,
THINKING AM) CHARACTER.
An He Thinketh in III Henrt, So
To understand a man you need to
fathom his secret thought. Not tlie
face he wears, not the speeches he
makes, not even what he does on
particular occasions; but what he
secretly thinks, is the key to his
real character. It is inner motives
rather than outward motives. "As
he thinketh in his heart, so is he."
It is not always eaay to apply this
deep test to those about us. We
must generally read men's souls by
outward 6igns. We must accept the
words and actions of most people as
the true index of their character
and motives. But we often misread.
In intimate friendships, and some
times in bitter enmities, we look
deeper. A loving soul reveals itself,
and a hating, angry soul may, in
an unguarded moment, uncover
what has been long and carefully
concealed. Hut-in the hurried in
tercourse and superficial friendships
of life, we misunderstand most of
the people we meet. The hidden
thought is the test, and we fail to
Now, this test, which is often so
difficult to apply to others, may be
easily adopted as a measure for self
examination. As you and I think
in our hearts, so are we. First of
all, what we think about shows
what we are. What your mind
keeps running on continually reveals
yourself to yourself. You can't fol
low the preacher; your mind
wanders from the sermon. Your
body is attending church, but your
soul will not stay in the meeting
house. Where is your soul visiting
while your body sits through the
tedious hour of the service? Call it
back ; scan its wandering thoughts.
As you think, so are you. This
gives us a practical way of meas
uring ourselves, and testing the
coin of our character. What is the
prevailing subject of our thoughts?
What secret thing most tills and
engages our minds? What we think
about reveals ourselves to ourselves.
Again, what we think of people
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and of the world reveals what we
are. He that suspects nil the world
of hypocrisy is doubtless himself a
hypocrite, lie who watches with
an eye gifted to discover iniquity,
and speaks wit b a tongue practiced
in scandal, and who is constantly
detecting evidences of evil and im
purity where others see nothing re
markable, mav, if he looks inward,
find that his own sinful heart dis
colors even innocency of others.
Yellow glasses give the whole
world a jaundiced tinge. A quarrel
some man thinks all his neighbors
quarrelsome. Tlie unreasonable
man is always encountering un
reasonable peopie. A thief scents
rascality in every transaction. "The
raven chides blackness." The
vulture measures everything by a
Only an honest man is unsuspect
ing. Only a mire heart, "thinketh
no evil." Ho this is a test of Chris
tian character. You may answer
this question by finding out what is
the prevailing current of your
thought. Are your aspirations
spiritual and heavenly? Do you
love Clod's Word and Clod's people?
Is your heart enlisted in his work?
Is your prevailing desire to do good,
to be saved, to bless and save others?
Have you daily sorrow for sin and
daily trust in an atoning Savior?
Have you the sweet communion of
daily prayer, and the blessed assur
ance of daily cleansing and help?
As we think in our hearts, so tire
we. If the prevailing current of
life thought and life action is Christ
like, then we are Christ's. But "if
any man have not the spirit of.
Christ, he is none of his."
L. L. C.
Pon't neglect a cough because the
weather is pleasant; before the next
storm rolls around it may develop into
a serious diiUculty beyond repair. One
Minute Cough Cure is easy to take and
will do what its name implies. A. B.
GILES ( 01 XTY Willi IX' Al'S.
An Aged While Tramp Cruelly Mur
dered at Aopeii Hill.
PriiAKKi, Aug. Some three
weeks ago a tramp came to Aspen
Hill, Tenn.. and was furnished a
house by negroes, and he claimed
that he was a musician and was
employed by Uin negroes who were
organizing a band, as their baud
master. He became obnoxious to
quite a number "f the people of that
neighborhood and on last Saturday
he received a notice through the
mail, digued "White Caps," giving
him a day or two to leave that sec
tion of the country, saying that if he
did not leave they would give him
He paid no attention to this no
tice, and about 12 o'clock last night
some twenty-live or thirty men went
to his cabin for the purpose of carry
ing out their threats. Some three
or four dozen shots wern llred, and
this morning the old man's body
was found riddled with bullets.
No one has any idea as to the
identity of the parties. The citi
zens of the community regret the
affair very much. No one knows
who tlie old tramp was, his name or
where he came from. He was an
Irishman, about III) years of age, and
lived by himself.
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Poet Let me tell you, sir, that
poem cost me a week's hard labor.
Editor (who has read ii) Is that
all? If I'd had the passing of the
sentence, you'll have got a mouth.
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