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f$OMHN'S HEPHRTMENT. !
MY 1IKST SWKKlllKAKT.
She was the fairest, bonniest lass
That mortal ever knew;
The rose's hlusli was on her cheeks,
Her eyes had naught the blue
Of june-tinie skies; around her head
Bright, golden ringlets danced,
And when my sweetheart smiled on me
1 felt my heart entranced.
I found her sitting 'neath the trees
One glorious day in May;
The breezes with her d meing curls
Were merrily at play;
1 looked at her with steadfast gaze,
She turned her eyes on me,
They brimmed with love, our warm
In kisses, one, two, three.
That day was years and years ago,
But 1 can ne'er forget
Aly tirst sweetheart's bewitching eyes,
And, oh, I love hei yet
As fervently as in thosedays
When first on ma she smiled;
And she loves me, I know it, for
1 am her1 only child.
Thomas 1$. Holmes, iu the May La
dies Home Journal.
You Will Nvr He Sorry.
For living- a pure life.
For doing your level best.
For being kind to the poor.
For looking before leaping.
For hearing before judging.
For thinking before speaking.
For harboring clean thoughts.
For standing by your principles.
For being generous to au enemy.
For stopping your ears to gossip.
For being as courteous as a duke.
For asking pardon when in error.
For bridling a slanderous tongue.
For being square in business deal
ings. For giving an unfortunate person
For promptness in keeping your
For putting the best constructions
tr the actsof others. Unknown.
CravaU and Scarfo.
J'retty much all attention just now
h being put upon the cravat or
scarf; the naino is immaterial so
long as the article is there. Shop
counters abound in them, dress
makers are prescribing them and
women are wearing them with a
vengeance. Delicate shades of
mauve, pink, blue and cream
mousseline de soie are the favorite
tints employed, the long ends being
often applique with a cut-out lace
design. Cream and white mousse
line de soie boas, thickly ruched and
edged with colored twisted chenille
r tiny trillings of gauze ribbon, are
another neck novelty. Next to era
lata come sashes. These, as last
year, will be much worn in' chilfon
and lisse, though ribbon and silk
will be used likewise.. The trimmed
sash, the streams of which are tuck
ed and hemsiitc ed and ruched and
Stilled, etc., will be in high favor.
Tlit v Collar anil Stocks.
Hit day for very fluffy collar dec
eriMifcoiia has closed, and the new
neck finish is a narrow frill of lace
or lift across the back, only with two
rosettes of the same crushed against
the collar. The latter is a plain
band on a woolen gown, and often
the same on a silk one, with a row
of trimming at the top. Thin mate
rials have a collar of the same goods
in small tucks, and ribbon is folded
in smooth rovs, not loosely crushed
as of yore. Collars are comfortably
high, and white linen ones are worn
with shirt waists of all kinds and
with tailored gowns. Htocks of silk
or satin have a smooth band with a
bias piece from each side of the back
tied in a neat bow in front or ar
ranged in a long knot, but these are
the plainest gowns or waists. Long
net, mull and China silk scarfs are
worn iu place of collars twice around
the neck, and bowed in front with
ends to the waist-line. May Ladies'
NmU Are In lliish Favor.
A Paris fashion letter to Le 15on
Ton, in telling of the reign of the
gauzes iu dressy toilets, says:
"Everything in dress this season has
a tendency to femininity and tiulll
uess. It will be a reign of triumph
lor all tho light, airy fabrics such as
tulle, mousseline de soie embroid
ered in spangles, and liberty silks in
delicate tints. The present fashion
of directoire and Louis XV. designs
modernized is well adapted to bring
out feminine graces. Tulle, em
broidered either in spangles or
pearls, will be much used not only
a trimming, but for entire cos
tumes. Ulack tulle embroidered in
jet or spangles is beautiful when
made over black satin. Tulles and
chitlon in light colors, embroidered
in gold, silver or steel spangles,
make ravishing costumes and are
not ouly used for evening gowns, hut
also for afternoon receptions. Pop
py red, nasturtium, mauve, violet
blue, gray and white are the pre
ferred colors. Pearl gray emhroid
emljin the same tone and ornament
ed with rose and silver spangles is
a charming combination.
"Never at any epoch has black
teen so much in favor, and gowns of
Mack si.k, velvet and of woolen ma
terials supersede all others. A black
costume is suitable for all seasons
and adapts itself to every occasion.
It can be made elegant with a che
misette of chitlon, h jabot of lace or
bows of bright color.
"A charming costume of black
gauze embroidered in silver span
gles in a lloral design is made over
a foundation of rose silk. The skirt
is made with a demi-train and is
trimmed in the front with bands of
black and satin which extend from
the waist line down and finish at
the bottom of the skirt in butterfly
bows. The corsage is made of the
gauze, slightly bloused in front and
opening over "a vest of rose velvet.
The girdle is also of the velvet. The
tleeves of the gauze are lnousque
taired the entire length and are fin
ished at the top with small epaulets.
Smwrt SulU for I.lttle Hoy.
At three years of age mothers
usually want their boys to look as
boyish as possible, and adopt the
kilt skirt and blouse, or jacket, and
one-piece suits; the latter are of
serge, duck, denim, pique or Madras.
The prettiest are of pique, with em
broidery for belt, collar edging, cen
tre plait and cuffs. The blouse and
kilt skirt are made of Madras, blue
or white serge, linen, duck, ging
ham or percale, and the short jacket
of the same material with a loose
waist of white lawn or cambric.
May Ladies' Home Journal.
Three depp flounces extending
from nelt to skirt hem are very
popular dress trimmings for light
wools and black and other plain
taffetas and satins. This gives the
economical woman an opportunity
to utilize skirts already in , her pos
session for gored foundations, to
which'she can add triple fljunces of
Creped and crinkled goods, many
of which bear a close resemblance
to the long-familiar and again re
vived crepon weaves, are among
the newest fabrics composing styl
ish "dress" toilets for spring. Many
have crinkled satin stripes, with
transparent fabric between, through
which the colored silk lining faint
Light fawn is a favorite shade in
millinery. It combines prettily
with a number of bright colors, and
for this reason fashionable milliners
are using fawn braids and gauzes for
foundations. A dainty, small hat is
of fawn fetraw with trimmings of
green velvet and big, full, pink vel
vet roses and cut steel slides.
Facing the brims of hats in either
white straw or shirred white stuffs
is a pretty millinery fancy. One may
think this rather an extravagant
idea, as white soils so quickly, but
if the facing is of straw it can be
easily cleaned with a soft white
cloth dipped in gasoline, and if of
fabric it is not difficult to have it re
placed. The white facing lightens
tho effect of a dark straw.
Trimmed sailors, or rather hats on
the sailor shape, are still to be found .
The straight, hard line of brim
which, though trying to many faces,
is extremely becoming to others, has
too strong a hold upon popular fancy
to be done away with. A new fad is
to have a soft crown on these hats
somewhat like the Tamo' Shanter
and to use'for it horsehair net over
white tulle. This combination of a
useful, hard-wearing material with
a perishable one is characteristic of
this season's millinery, f r never be
fore has there been 'icii .4 demand
for the finer qn tliti - of net and
tulle to put on nan tint are to be
worn every day. A hat somewhat
of a sailor shape or rough blue straw
is trimmed with rosettes and crown
of blue chiffon and stiff blue bows
at the side of taffeta ribbon, through
which are stuck gray quills. An
other blue hat of rough straw is on
the English walking hat shape, and
is trimmed with bunches of blue
violets and a bow, directly in front,
of spangled black net put over white
About Hoot and Shoes.
If a boot or shoe is too tight in any
one particular place, dip a cloth in
very hot water and lay it on the un
comfortable spot. This will cause
the leather to expand and to adapt
itself to the shape of the foot.
It is said that shoes which "draw"
the feet may be made perfectly com
fortable by pouring water into them ;
this, if allowed to remain on the
shoe for a few minutes, will take all
the neutral heat from the leather.
Soles cut from several thicknesses
of brown paper, and renewed every
day, are wonderfully soothing to the
For softening shoes that are hard
and thick, castor oil is one of the
best possible things. It will keep
the leather in excellent condition,
and make the shoes last nearly
twice as long as in the ordinary way.
Never frighten your little ones in
to obedience with foolish threats.
Many a timid, shrinking and cow
ardly man has to thank the experi
ence of his nursery days for this de
fect in his constitution. It is
wicked and cruel to tell a child that
if ho is naughty the black man will
take him away or something
equally terrifying, as foolish nurses
and careless mothers have learned
to their cost. Small wonder if the
child whose susceptible mind has
been taiued with stories of the super
natural grows up a helpless coward
ly specimen of humanity, unfit to
fight the battle of life.
A Colli Weather Hint for Mother.
In cold, windy weather it is more
than ever necessary to remind
mothers and nurses that the window
is not the place to hold a young
baby. They seize upon the window
seat that commands the street in
order that they may see what is
going on, and she often considers
that the moving panorama of
pedestrians, sleighs, business
wagons, boys on sleds, school-girla
or beautifully dressed ladies enter
tain the child more easily than
picture book and rattle would.
Many a sudden "inexplicable" at
tack of bronchitis is due to the
baby's presence at the ice-cold window-pane.
Even if weather-strips
are provided for the sash, cold
streams of air now iu, we know not
how. and the frigid pane of glass is
not the proper place for the btby's
fingers or face to be pressed against.
it seems a pity to expose the ten
der infant this unnecessary risk,
more dangerous than outside blasts,
for against them the child would
be protected by wraps, mittens, veil
and furs or blankets. A child's
house dress of finest cobweb nain
sook is ot slight protection against
the severe weather which makes
March a trying month. Even if the
baby's mother is sensible enough to
dress her child in merinos and wash
flannels, she will be yet more sensi
ble if she keeps Master Baby away
from the windows until warm spring
weather comes. In this respect au
ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure.
lie Careful With Ammonia.
Nothing is more injurious to paint
and varnish than ammonia, and if
it is used to remove some especially
stubborn spot the surface should be
quickly wiped over with a clean cloth
wet with clean water. For lino
leum ammonia is equally bad unless
it is quickly rinsed. It this little
knowledge of her cleansing drugs
which makes them so dangerous Iu
the hands of the average housemaid.
One who used a cloth dipped in
crude oil to wipe over the surface of
a stained floor saw no reason why
the same could not be applied to the
highly polished surface of an old
mahogany table. The result
naturally was disastrous to its
finish, and recourse to the services
of a cabinet maker was necessary.
A Pretty Way of Serving Ewom
For Tea. Cut bread in nice square
pieces and toast. Take eggs out of
the shell, keeping yolks whole.
Beat the whites to a stiff froth, lay
the beaten white around nicely on
the toast, drop yoke in centre of
of white ring, salt and put in hot
oven to bake a few minutes. When
f ou take them out of oven, pour a
ittle melted butter on toast.
Strawberry Sponge Cake.
Beat the yolks of six eggs with
half a pound of powdered sugar un
til very light, then fold in carefully
the well-beaten whites of six eggs,
and add slowly a cup and a half of
sifted pastry flour. Bake iu three
layers. While this is baking, boil
together one cup of sugar and a
quarter of a cup of water until it
spins a thread. Pour the syrup
while hot over the well-beaten
whites of two eggs, and beat until
stiff and cold. When the cakes are
cold put one on your serving-dish,
cover over with a thick layer of this
filling, then cover thickly with
strawberries, then another cake,
more of the filling, more straw
berries, and at last the upper cake.
Put a thinner layer of the soft fill
ing and cover thickly with very
la-ge berries Mrs. 8. T. Rorer in
the Ladies' Home Journal.
(Continued from First Tago.)
aid the-Democratic party. Laugh
ter. I shall not assume, Mr. Speaker,
as I have said, that this House will
be governed or influenced by any
such considerations; but such is not,
and has not been, the assumption
upon which this contestant has pro
ceeded. From the beginning of this
contest he has made his appeal, not
to the law, not to the evidence, not
to a sense of right and justice upon
the part of this House, but to the
very personification of party spirit
and of party power. He has made
his appeal from the very beginning
t-a tribunal unknown to the Con
stitution and the law.
Mr. Speaker, about three days
after the election on the 6th day
of November, I believe It was the
contestant published an interview
in an afternoon paper in Memphis,
in which he said he had not yet de
cided whether or not to prosecute
this contest; that the people were
annoying him on every street corner
to make known what his intentions
were, and he begged them in this
interview to wait a day or two until
lie could receive the advice and
counsel of certain friends before
making up his mind. A few hours
after that something occurred, some
fact transpired, which caused the
gentleman to suddenly come to a
conclusion, and he prepared another
statement, which was published In
the morning paper, announcing his
purpose to prosecute this contest to
the bitter end.
It so happened, Mr. Speaker, that
upon the same day there appeared
au Associated Press dispatch from
New York containing an interview
with the Hon. John It. Fellows, say
ing he had just called upon the
Hon. Mark Hanna and appealed to
him to come to the relief of the
Hon. Josiah Patterson in the contest
he was about to prosecute for my
seat. Laughter. About the time,
Mr. Speaker, when this contestant
was travailing in an agony of doubt
and uncertainty, appealing to his
hot and importunate partisans not
to press him to an immediate de
cision, but to wait, wait until he
could hear from certain friends
whose n8mes and whose habitations
ho did not give about tint time,
perhaps at that very hour, the Hon.
John II. Fellows, of New York, was
closeted with the Hon. Mark Hanna,
of Ohio, appealing to that omnipo
tent and universal Warwick to come
to the relief of the Hon. Josiah Pat
terson, of Tennessee. (Laughter.
Mr. Speaker, these things may have
been mere coincidences, but there was
what Mr. Blaine used to call "a sits
ptcious contemporaneousness" in the
proceedings; ana that suspicion will be
deepened if we follow the honorable
gentleman to the city of Washington
and seo him here pursuing the same
eminent individual, dogging his foot
steps like a shadow and clinging to his
person like an undergarment. Laugh
ter. Let us see him especially on the
day after that great Senatorial election
in Ohio, which gave new life to the Re
publican partv and established the
Almighty on his throne laughter; let
us see him on that day ascending the
steps of the White House, and let us
see him meeting there thedistinguished
gentleman from Ohio, Mr. Orosvenor.
Iet us see him take that gentleman iu
his arms and say to him : "Orosvenor,
I am just goinir up to see the President
and tell him that there is no Republi
can in the country that rejoices as
much over Senator llanna's election as
I do." I Laughter and applause.
Then let us see him again, Mr. Speak
er, a few moments afterwards, appeal
ing to two newspaper correspondents
who had been Interested witnesses of
this unguarded ebullition let us see
him appealing to them tearfully and
prayerfully and frantically, for Uod's
sake, not to publish this moving in
cident, hecause it would ruin him in
Tennessee" For God's sake, don't let the
people at home know that I have been
caught in a compromising position with
the Hon. Mark Hanna." Laughter.
Gentlemen on the Republican side,
that is the man. If you want him, take
him. If you can make him useful in
your business, you are welcome to him.
Laughter. I mention these fots, Mr.
Speaker, in order to show the desperate
methods resorted to by this contestant
to obtain a seat in this House. He in
voked the magic name of Bryan to
carry him through a Democratic con
He is now invoking the matric name
of Hanna to carry him through a Re
publican nouse. When he gets
through here and some new exigency
or new necessity confronts him, Uod
know what he will do.
Now, Mr. Speaker, before proceeding
to discuss more elaborately the details
of this case, I wish to direct a few re
marks to some of the speeches that
nav-J Deen maae on tnis noor. 1 shall
not stop to discuss the remarkable pro
duction written and read upon the floor
by the contestant himself. So far as I
could gather its meaainir, it seemed to
hecnietiy an essay upon the personal
pronoun and the single gold standard
what"!" have done, what " think,
what "I" am going to do. and what "I"
am. Laughter and applause. I shall
not attempt to discuss that remarkable
essay, but I wish to direct a few re
marks to the speech made by the dis
tinguished gentleman from Ohio Mr.
The gentleman from Ohio says that
"politics sometimes make strange bed-
reiiows." xney do indeed. We do not
need to be reminded of that fact when
we see the white beard of the distin
guished statesma" from Ohio gleaming
above the coverlid side by side with the
illuminated countenance of this con
It seems but yesterday that the gen
tleman from Ohio was denouncing the
contestant upon this floor as a "political
guerrilla" and a "political tramp." In
his character of tramp the contestant
has at last arrived at the hospitable
door of the gentleman from Ohio. I
trust the gentleman will make him saw
wood for his dinner. Laughter.
The gentleman saw tit to read certain
editorials of mine editorials written in
lK!i'2 in which I opposed making the
silver question the dominant issue of
that campaign. It is true, Mr. Speaker
and I am at the confessional now,
confessing all my sins as well as pro
claiming all my virtues laughter it
is true that at that time I was a some
what blind and enthusiastic supporter
of (iniver Cleveland, while the gentle
man from Oho and his leader, Ir. Mc
Kiulev, were denouuing him because of
his hostility to silver and his support
of that monster iniquity, the single
gold standard. I am sorry I did not re
ceive to my heart the warnings uttered
by the gentleman from Ohio then. I
am sorry he has forgotten them now.
As to what the gentleman has sail
about my oppression to the Populists,
I will simply ay that we have had our
light and buried our differences The
Populist nominee for congress in 1HK2
and the Popullt nominee for Congress
in 18!U stumped the district for me in
lsi. I will say further that at the time
these editorial's were published both the
contestant and myself were making
war upon the principles of the Populist
We went together before the Popu
lists of Tennessee and appealed to them
to lay aside their vagaries with respect
to the sub-treasury bill and the laud
loan scheme and ome and unite with
us, and we would both stand by them
for the free coinage of silver at 111 to 1.
Applause on the Democratic side.
That is the proposition that he and I
made to t hem from every stump in Ten
nessee In they accepted our
proposition, and I have manfully stood
by the promise I made, but tiiis con
testant has not. Applause.
Mr. Carmack spoke at length upon
the methods resorted to by Patter
son in the election. Among other
things he said :
Why, for instance, Mr. Speaker, in
the Second Ward of the city of Mem
phis the vote actually cast was :?S, and
the vote returned was S4. In the
Fourth Ward 5',) men voted, and the
number of votes returned was 3A1. In
the Fifth VVard the number of votes
actually cast was 50, and the number re
turned "417. In the seventh Ward the
number actually cast was 128, and the
number returned 221. In the Kighth
Ward the number cast was 97, and the
number returned 408. In the Ninth
Ward the number cast was 2!, and the
number returned was 3i7. In the Tenth
Ward the watchers, instead of station
ing themselves where they could watch
the count without being suspected,
went in and sat down in the presence
of the judges and notified them of their
purpose. The result was that while in
the other wards the returned vote ran
from 200 to 400 and over, the vote re
turned from this ward was only 4", or
only 12 more than the vote actually
All these facts, Mr. Speaker, were
published broadcast, and the olllcers in
those primaries were puhlicly chal
lenged to deny them. Not one
of them has ever denied these
charges to this good hour. Why, sir,
we placed upon the witness stand tho
man who had charge of the box in the
fifteenth district, which is a suburb of
Memphis, and he testified that the num
ber of votes actually cast for the con
testant in that district was 37, while the
number returned was 347. Why, in a
number of districts a considerable vote
was returned for this contestant, though
no polls were opened and not a solitary
vote was cast.
Mr. Rhea of Kentucky. And nobody
running against him?
Mr. Carmack. No; he was just doing
this from force of habit. Laughter.
Yet the next day the contestant came
out in an Interview returning thanks
for this magnificent outpouring of the
unterrified Democracy ; it was, he said,
the proudest moment of his life.
Laughter and applause. The plain
fact was that they simply stuffed the
ballot boxes to the limit, made false
and fraudulent returns, and then
praised Ood for the performance.
Laughter. The whole truth is, Mr.
Soeaker, that this prtense of a Demo
cratic nomination on the part of this
contestant was simply a tig leaf, an ut
terly inadequate ng leat, intended to
partially conceal the nakedness of his
undemocracy Laughter. That tig
leaf was simply for campaign purposes,
and now that the campaign is over, he
easts aside even this primitive vesture;
he proceeds to unmask his beauty to
the moon, and he goes bounding forth he
fore the bulging eyeballs of his startled
contrymen in all the picturesque love-
liness of beauty unadorned
laughter and applause
Rut, Mr. Speaker, one party
nomination would not sullice
insatiate archer. A solemn
liberative conclave of colored
cans ringed his Jovian brow
hlack-and-tan halo, and the "Lily
Whites" added another of a paler tint.
One Democratic and two Republican
parties, he would have us believe,
united to crown him with their indorse
ment; and thus bearing his threefold
balls and triple scepter, he went forth
conquering and to conquer. Laughter
and applause Contestant was now
prepared to do business with all par
ties, and In pious obedience to the
apostolic injunction "to be all things to
an men." l.augnter.
Among Democrats lie was a Demo'
rrat; among Republicans he was a He-
publican ; and on one of the islands of
the Mississippi River, inhabittd mostly
by negroes, his partisans actually cir
culated the report that the Hon. Josiah
Patterson wiis a colored man. Great
laughter. Mr. Speaker, the remark
able confusion whi :h prevailed in that
district with respect to the contestant's
political and ethnological status
laughter reminds me of nothing so
much as of the Mississippi flatboat man
who declared that he was "half horse
and half alligator, with a heavy cross
of snapping turtle." Laughter. Ho
seems to have been one of those hybrids
sometimes begotten in the hot lust for
otllce, a political mule, having neither
pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
Laughter on the Democratic side.
There was not one man conspicuous
ly identified witli his campaign in that
county, and who appeared upon the wit
ness stand, who is not shown to be an
habitual election criminal by his own
testimony; not one. I challenge
him here and now to name one, to
name one man, who took a conspicuous
part in tho management of his cam
paign in that county who is not steeped
in fraud to the very li p-t. Name one!
One! One only! I repeat thechallenge!
Name one friend who took a conspicu
ous part in your campaign in Fayette
County who is not shown to besmeared
with election frauds from his head to
his heels name one!
Mr. De Oraffeureid. Can you not
Mr. Carmack. And yet, Mr. Speaker,
the gentleman from Pennsylvania Mr.
Kirkpatrick tells us that the Republi
cans of that district supported Colonel
Patterson because he and his friends
were in favor of honest elections.
Laughter. Hut, Mr. Speaker, we have
in this record not alone the fact that the
contestant has habitually associated
with men of this character, and selected
his political managers exclusively
from among them ; not alone the fact
that he has acquiesced in and ac
cepted the benefits of their frauds, but
that he has been an open instigator and
inciter of crimes against the elective
franchise, and that fact I will establish
out ot the contestant's owu mouth and
out of the mouth of his witnesses.
For years, Mr. Speaker, he has been
delivering the most violent and intem
perate harangues against the crime of
negro suffrage. For years he has tra
versed that district declaring that he
wanted no negro to vote for him and
that he would not accept an ollice if he
had to obtain it by negro votes. For
years lie has been execrated and de
nounced by the Republican press and
the Republican politicians of the State
as the embodiment of everything cor
rupt and wicked in politics. I do not fear
to challenge my Republican colleagues
from Tennessee to sty if this is not
true. For years he has been proclaim
ing that this is a white man's country
and that the white men must tight to
control it by all methods, at all hazards,
and to the last extremity. Upon what
ever occasion he has addressed the peo
ple, whether at a Confederate reunion,
a political barbecue, a female seminary,
or a Sunday-school picnic, "This is a
white man s country" has been the bur
den of his song. It never ceased, in his
estimation, to be a white man's country
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FURNITURE, SASH, DOORS, BLINDS AND MOULDINGS.
I have always on hand a large stock of Walnut and Dressed Lumber Glazed
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Etc., which 1 will sell on the most advantagei,rterms?
A full 8opplyf llrick always on hand.
FRANK H. SMITH. coLlMIA. xkn.
until after the Hon. Josiah Patterson
had ceased to be a white man's candi
Mr. Speaker, I now close this case and
submit it to the judgment and the con
science of this great Jury. My duty has
been done and I am ready to re
ceive with patience the verdict of this
House, only begging leive to remind
you that your verdict must be render
ed under "the solemn sanction of your
oaths according to the testimony and
the law. I assure you, Mr. Speaker,
that I have been more concerned to de
fend my constituency against calum
nious accusations than I have been to
retain a seat for the fragment of a term
in Conirress. I would that the words I
have uttered were more worthy of the
noble constituency whose cause I
In their name I appeal from whatever
there may be of sectional prejudice and
passion in this House, to whatever
there may bo of a broader, higher, and
nobler sentiment. These peijple, sir, are
of high and noble lineage. The blood of
the heroes who fought at King's Moun
tain and at New Orleans is in their
veins. They are the sons of the sires
who blazed the pathway of civilization
through the primeval forests of Amer
ica and builded a temple of liberty in
the wilderness of this western world.
Applause In whatever sphere of ac
tion it has pleased God to place them,
whether in the quiet walks of peaceful
citizenship, or iu the highest stations of
civic power or dutv, or amid the storm
of death on the red held of battle, they
have everywhere illustrated those high
qualities of American manhood that
have made glorious the history of this
Republic. Applause. 1
I am proud to be the champion of
such a people. I speak, sir, for my
native State, for my native South. It is
a land that has known sorrows; a land
that has broken the ashen crust and
moistened it with her tears; a land scar
red and riven by the plowshare of war
and billowed with the graves of her
dead, but a land of legend, a land of
song, a land of hallowed and heroic
memories. To that land every drop of
my blood, every fiber of niy being,
every pulsation of my heart, is conse
crated forever. Applause.) I was
born of her womb, I was nurtured at
her breast, and when my last hour
shall come I pray God that I may be
pillowed upon her bosom and rocked to
sleep within her tender and encircling
arms. Loud Applause.
UHKUMAT1S.H Cl ltKl) IN A IAY.
"Mystic Cure" for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3 days.
Its action upon the system is remarka
ble and mysterious. It removes at once
the cause and the disease immediately
disappears. The first dose greatly bene
fits; 7") cents. Sold by A. B. Rains, drug
gist, Columbia, Tenn. oct!6 8m
T. F. Anthony, ex - postmaster, of
Promise City, Iowa, says: "I;houghtone
bottle of 'Mystic Cure' for rheumatism
and two doses of it did me more good
than any medicine I ever took." Sold
by A B. Rains, druggist, Columbia, 8m
S A FACT!
If you will call at
our store, you will
agree with us, that
we now have on hand
North Main Street, Columbia, Tenn.
and Dealers In
before baying elsewhere,