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J. B. MfBPHY.
Attorneys at Law,
Anal Molirltors l ftolnrrry,
Nov- Columbia, Tenn.
A. C. RICKEY.
T. m. jo.nes, jb.
Attorneys at Law
Solicitors in Chancery,
Will prKcti. ln the Court" i.f Maurv and Hitkmnn
u. 11-TS-Iv. tR-
I. N. BAIiXETr
!. T. 1IUGHES.
Barnett 6c Hughes,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
. Onu-emi We..; Main Sirc.t.
I boniag A IImtii -It.
fiTHK-ily occupied by
;eorgi: c. tayi.or.
li. II. MAKSIM.
TAYLOR & SANSOM,
Xihrutu at Law and
.. Solicitors in Chancery.
VI i I IT. tic in Mmii'V an.) mlj..iiiiiiK iunti'-,
i. in the Mipr-nio anil 1-e.l.Tal (' rtnt Na.h villi'
"j-..;il nltxotinn kivpii ti tho . ..Necti..n .if rl-ims.
Dlll.f : North Main Street, ii(t d.ior fi ..iu
-Nflouli lloutif." jau. 2.tli--7;
J. MM LK EH VKKE.V.
If. S. THOMPSON,
GREEN & THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law,
Will pi.ti tii-e in h ll
nl adjoining r.unlis
cu tw colift tiunH.
- V;m...iN r...it- f,f M,lIlly
.IXO. V. WRIGHT.
J. V. DEW.
WRI.OfiT & DEW,
Attorneys at Law,
Ami Holl-ltor In ( baiiprrj,
WOflilc-Uliittllnrilf lllnck llh stair-.
May s mm.
-T. 1$. IiONl,
Attorney at Law,
Will I'l-a. tirt
in .MHllrf nil uitjoiiiiii 'imi!ti(- .
C. W. WITHERSPOON,
Attorney at Law,
Will B tt.-Hil wild .rlll).tiii H I.ihII l,. '.-:il liuin"vS
-ntruKtHi; to hin run; in Maurv n. I Hil,i:uiin c ,un
ih H rirt Hllfutii.u ti (i.Ii'i-i..ii nii.i Bt-ttlcm. iits
A all kiiicln.
-iltl, Wliitihonir lll... k.
P. H. SOUTHALL, JR.,
Attorney at Law,
in I attention gi
n to 4-ullet tionr. I ini.-i
june .10, In7t.
or lit Block.
A. M. IIl CillK.S Jm.
A. BL HUGHES & SON.,
Attorneys at Law and
Solicitors iu fliancm,
Wtll prnctirt in tht Court of Miuiry ailjni?iins
nntH-t and Siirtuit nml fV.irul ('t.iirtM nt Nali
Till. I hi Htrirtt -t Httouti-oi will . in t. tt
t'lmi n ( i-ntriMictt M lliir i-aro. iti-e South fide
S t Mtiiu Mrit. L'd dKjr from the Njuhm.
J. VV. M'KISSACK,
ATT0REV AD (Ol.VSELLOU AT LAU,
Office: VpHt air:, loV.' INtHt Offlre.
M ill jtivt ftrii't Htfcntion to all lournt1- fiitrn-tf l
to him. in nu of t h oiirtit of Mmiry, iliiuniKoii
nd MiljoiuiiiK i-ouiiti-M.
'olhrtiori mid rtth'iii.'iiti of alt kiinN, attended to
with prompt nt--.
ill hold hii oltlcM nt spring Hill i-vcry Sniurdny.
muy lth 17,
JOHN T. Tt CKEU.
V. F. Tl'rKKK.
J. T. & W. F. TUCKER,
Whoxelale and Retail
A X D
Northeast Corner PuMic Sijuwre.
.iTf-pealers in t'otton and all kinds of
prortuce. Liberal advances made on goods
R. M. FRIERSON
PATENT MEDICINES, AD
Foil MKPK A1. ri Kl-uJ-KS.
Iny or night.
J. SHUEWS. E. II. BAKKI.EY.
J. P. STIIEET.
ANDREWS, BARXLEY & CO.,
Sin tefci-or- to Aiiilrrnn. M:i)f A Co.,
COLUMBIA, : : : TENNESSEE.
JlAliDWAKE, PLOWS, Ii EATERS,
IRON. (il'XS, PlSTtlLS,
WAliOXS AND LEATHER,
A n i a-ients for the following relialde insur
ance Companies I
l liMMl lU I Kh
N h-1i illo.
FKMEKV AM HKKVEKS ....
II 1 l.EN
.. Newark. N. J.
Will write risks at Liberal rales. Those
de.-ii iug iuturauce will find it decidedly to
their interest to give us a call. novl9-7.'.Iy
TITCOMB & TOWLER,
Medicines and Chemicals,
FANCY AND ITOILET ARTICLES,
Sponges, Brashes, Perfumery,
PURE WINES AND LIQUORS
For Medical Use.
HJVSICIANx PKKSrBIPTION rAREFXI.Li
..TBI ldd Pub'iSqoare, Columbia, Tta
By HORSLEY & HEMPHILL.
A. ROSENTHAL & BRO.
Fair and Winter Stock !
CONSISTING OF A MAGNIFICENT LINE OF
CLOTHING-, BOOTS AND SHOES,
FURNISHING GOODS, HATS, &c,
Together with an
Bought direct from Manufacturers and Importers of these goods.
Wool Jean3 at 35 Cents Per Yard!
We have excelled all previous eflorts iu the purchase of this stock, and our well-established
reputari in for selling cheap will be fully maintained by us during the coming sea
son. We have increased facilities for giving actual bargains to the peaple- of Columbia, as
one oi tne nrm, (,.ur. a. lioseiunaij isaiways
at the very lovest prices possioie.
We can offer some special attractions. We
witn goods at jobbers prices, ana are reauy 10
As we ere confident our figures cannot be
tions in (lie paper. Inviiing.ill to call and
Nobby Business Suits,
Black Dress Suits,
English Worsted Suits,
FINE ENGLISH i FRENCH
CASSIHERE COATS AND VESTS !
English and French C'assimere Pants
Clothing Made to Orler !
Irish I.inen. Hix f-r '7.-i
the Latest Styles ! ior.t-
A.ril tlth. lSTrt.
GROG ERIE S.
THE LARGEST STOCK IN" THE CITY OF
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Old Domestic Whiskies, French Brandies, and Imported Wines aud Liquors.
fi-grSpecial inducements offered to Merchants in want of Supplies. I have a full
stock of Uuist's Briirpj Bro , ar.d Ferried New Garden Seeds, which will be fur
ninhed to the trade at who legale rates. Call and Examine Stock anc Prices.
Jnn.l4-7ii-lv Cor. Main and Mechanic Ttreets.
FALL AID WINTER CLOTHING.
Tyler $t Williams,
READY MADE CLOTHING,
For Labor, Business and Dress.
Imported Cloths, Cassimeres and Vestings,
V'hirh we Manufacture in the InTei-t Style, and uarantoe satisfrtction
ELEGANT DISPLAY W NECKWEAR, UNDERWEAR,
I-Cosieiy, G-loves, Valises,
UMBRELLAS, HATS, BOOTS, SHOES,
Handmade Boots and Shoes a Specialty.
5 PER GENT, DISCOUNT FOR CASH.
!Sept?Miber 22, 1 iw C.
NEW YORK STORE!
Grand Centennial Opening
Next Door to Tyler & Williams.
Immense arrival of New Goods, consisting of
Dry Goods, Notions, Trunks, Boots, Shoes, Hats
And an Endless Variety of
Flannels, Blankets, Shawls and Laces.
The larprst strek of llothini ever seen in Cidiiinbin, which was bought at Bankrupt
mdc, and nt price to astonish t!ie world, which he offers to the public at a very small ad
vai ct. Iielow we pie a few of the figures: A very large hnudkerchicf at 5 a number
or cret at forty ct".; all wool fLinnel 20 cli ; 12 spool of the best thread for 4J cent, er
$forl0cnn; 3 paper of p;ns tor cis. H-mU nni Shoes oSsred at bottom prices.
veiythla cf the vtry hvit n;?.U.e, aad vVl im e::tua eHtitfaction. Quick tale audimall
rofi:s li enr motto. " ipt. lv-lS76.
Arrival of their
elegant assortment of
in me marKet, ana snips us iresn goous uany
have made arrangements to supply dealers
duplicate tor tnem i ash vine or Cincinnati
beaten this side of Cincinnati, we omit ouota-
convince themselves that weare telling FACT3.
A. ROSENTHAL & Bli'J.
Cassimere in the I'iece ! All Kinds of
l'artlv Mfle'Dre.M fhirts. Uest Wamsutta Muslin and
Fini-he-1 Complete, Six lor ?!).00! Fine Hats in all
Furnishing ofi'voiy Hesoription, just received by
I n i i I i m
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY,
THE LARGEST FIRE SURPLUS OF ANY COMPACT
Manager: JOHNIH. McLAREN, Esq., at Liverpool.
TOTAL ASSETS 1 THE UNITED STATES, 2,44S,414.u3
M.1 IKE SUlU'ELS AETEJL DIO D LCTIN
LOSSES PAID SINCE ORGANIZATION
Annual Statement, January 1876.
SUMMARY OF ASSETS:
Cash in Hank ef Liverpool and other Banks $ 84i3,(W 42
Balances in hands of Agents, at Branch .Ofliees, and in course of transmission 305,854 73
Cash in Principal Offices -V. 830 83
Keal Estate Owned bvvompanv (ne eneunirranee) l,113.5o4 71
British, Indian and Colonial Stocks, Shares
(market value S7,4SS,029.50)
United States Bonds (market rtlue $1,82S,84.!.50) 1,720,218 70
Stock and Bonds of Corporations and Cities
loaned (market value $7,047,532.89)
Loans on Bonds and Mortgage first liens on $939,973.02) 341,573 02
Other Secured Loans, acrued Interest (since paid), and admissible Assets 777,562 57
Total amount of all liabilities exclusive of the
Amount necessary safely to reinsure all outstanding risks 1,646,280 CO
Net Fire Surplus at market value, $5,811,481.17, less $499,321.17
not extended in Company's statement
M Fira Income of ComuanT. :
United States Income DDnnLr'1875,
All losses of this department paid by in without reference to Liverpool or
BAKBEE &, CASTLEM AN, Managers Souttiern Depi
J. KI. VM.
JAS. T. AIK1N.
W. II. KAR1S.
Jas, T, All & Co,,
We are prepared to furnish all kinds of
Coffins, Caskets, and Burial Cases, with First
Class Hearse, gentle horses and careful
drivers. We are also prepared to furnish
Carriages and Hacks for funeral occasions.
All calls will be flttenrteil promptly, day or
night, by Col. Wm. M. oorhies, who has
many years experience as Undertaker, and
we guarantee satisfaction.
;ir-siiecial attention given to re-inier-
nient of bodies.
Office: South side of Public Square, at
H. W. Sander's old stand; and open at all
hours, day or night. may 12-76-ly.
A X 1)
Sontl1 acnwAlal35M MMs!i
TRA.IXS UOIXG WCTJf.
. .. Ni. 3 No. S
Man. .-1, !-.t. liaily. Uaily.
I.v C.lniiil iii r hiii
Ar I'ulKski 1 U -1 am
" Hec Mtlir I 1. 1" iii
" Kirniiiixhaiu I '" I'm
" Aler I ' V"
" MolltKl.'llUT.V j S.-'Ji inn
' 1 loii nt Spi ie i '! 31 am .--.
TRAI?J No. I connects at Decatur with
Memphis & Charleston R. R,; at Calera with
K. x JJ. ii. lv., at uumric wiin jm. ixmis
& Southeastern U'y; at McKenzie with
Nashville fc Northwestern U'y; at Montgom
ery with Mobile fc Montgomery It. It. for
l'ensacola, .Mobile anu iew irieuus.
TRAIN No. 3 connect at Decatur ea.stand
west with Memphis & Charleston Railroad ;
at Birmingham with Alahania & Chattanooga
Railroad: at Calera with Sclraa, Rome &
Dalton Railroad : at Montgomery with H est-
ern Railroad (of Alabama), Montgomery &
Eufanla and Mobile and Montgomery luul-
thaixs ooixa xonni.
Jan. -10, 1S76.
ll: IS pni
6: 2 win
i : h in
li: in am
1 :! pin
Ar I riikl hi. len.
Ar N A V I't
Ar Vritiikliu. Ky...
Ar Bowlinif irtn.
Ar ;hisenT June...
Ar Cave City
Ar Khznbt'lhrii ....
In:' r am
Ar LttAiun June .
Ar i lnciniiHti Jc...
TRAIX No. 2 connects at JashviUe with
N. C. & St. Louis U'y vest for Memphis; at
Lebanon June, with Knoxville ana licn
mond Branches ; at Cincinnati June, with L.
C. & U U. It. for the North and East ; at
Louisville with U.S. Mail Boats for Cincin
nati and with O. & M. R'y and J. M. & I. K.
IL for the North, East and Wet.
TBAIN No. 4 connects at Glasgow June,
to and from Glasgow; at Cave City to and
from Mammoth Cave; at Cincinnati June,
with L. C. fc L. R. K. for the North and East
at Louisville with O. &. M. and J. M. & I. R.
R, for the. North, East and West, and with
U. f. Mail Line steamers for Cincinnati.
TRAIN No. 6 connects at Ghr-eow June,
to and from Glasgow; at Cave City to and
from Mammoth Cave; at Cincinnati June,
with L., C. L. R. R. for the North and East ;
at Louisville with O. fc M. and J. M. & I. It
R. for the North, East and West, and with
U. S. Mail Line steamers for Cincinnati.
Tourists will find this route offers preat in
ducements to those going to the Centennial
Expo.'-ifion. Direct connections are made in
1a uisAille with through cars, running direct
to the Centennial grounds.
Pullman Palace Ca's Without Change
Are Riiu Bftween
New Orleans and Louisville,
Via Montgomery on No. 2 nd No. 3.
MEMPHIS and NASHVILLE
For information about Tickets and Emi
grant Rates to Florida, Arkansas, and Texa,
addres, J. N. BOOKS,
Oon'l PaM. & Tirk't Ae't.
Jan. 21, lr7.
T. A. HARRIS,
Mr. PLEASANT, TEXN.
Will be in Columbia every- Monday. Bus
iness.connectd with this office left with A.
M. Hughes, Jr., or at his office, will receive
prompt attention. oct.6-tf
PORTER, BRYAN & ALFQHD,
XTboMJiU Dealers in
TOBACCO and CIGARS
Propriotor -f the CVlehrateU
PORTER RIFLE" CIGAR,
(3 PnbiM.ifBW. KfA.sU VI I LK.
OF LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND.
CJ LIAUILlTLLS Or' i.Vtiu
- 32.301 ,77C.(i9
and Bonds owned by Company
held as security for cash actually
anil Wet Fire Murplua.
undermentioned. $11,040,9S9 05
E. Cor. Main & Sixth Streets, Louisville. Kv.
JOSH . BAII.EV, t.tq.. Nperial AKent,
EU&INE R. SMITH, M. D.,
Office at Masonic Hall. Office hours:
From 8 to 9 am.; and from 1 to 3 p. ni., and
7 p. iu. sept. 15-73.
E. C. 3I X)OWELL.
W J. WEISSTKE.
IiI'DOWELL & WEBSTER,
Attorneys at Law,
Tl' MiirltTsieiie-l oflVrs for sa! a few yry fine
f'ockertl' f thcabove varitiei. Mock directly from
W. II. TolH. AUo a few very roo.l Jiirdr ami
dark Rraluiirt f ockeroN. Kcr for hjit -hini: in nea
H.nt from hII of tlie hImv varieties. 31 y KvlIs are
kepi in eep.vrate yri-,riind rvd jire. Fiices ret
oualjlenul eatislaction CMvranoi1.
A. A. 11 rsro.w n.
ept..TS-Jr. - -t44.il l-:.-, 'fn
I 'fixation to-Iiif proprietor,
james u acEt?r.
The hardest and best
ARTICLE OF COAL
E. H. BH1XU1U KST.V CO.. Clrn't tar'ta.
FIRST NATIONAL HANK,
Of C'olnuiMa, Trnn.
Does a General Banking and
M. TOWLER, PrMldent.
I l'CIl'S FRIEKSON. Caslrer.
T. VT. TUB PIN.
We have in stock a first-class assortment of
Also llarness from
S"-S12.00 to 8100.(10
Our work is first-class ; the prices lower
than the same kind of work can be bought
north of Columbia.
jun20.87-iy. KUHN & TURPIN.
MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES,
All of the bet Iulian Marble.
,Alo. I liave the Meat styles of Doetgna.
CS AU work a ciiap ai can be oone e!i?e
(hore. Manufactory un Went Main street,
mar ttie Institale. Bit2Si t
NOVEMBER 10, 1S76.
Proclamalion of Thantsglyinj by- the
President November SOth the
Washington, October 27, 1876,
By the President of the United States of
America A Proclamation :
From year to year we have been accus
tomed to pause in our daily pursuits, and set
apart a time to oner thanks to Almighty Ood
for the special blessing he has vouchsafed to
us, with our prayers for the continuance
thereat. We have at this time equal reason
to be thankful for His continued protection,
and for the many material blessings which
His bounty has bestowed. And in addition
to these favors accorded to us as individuals,
we have special occasion to emress our
hearty thanks to Almighty God that' by His
providence and guidance our government,
established a century ago, has been enabled
to fulfill the purpose of its founders in oCer
ing au asrlum to the people of every raet
and securing civil and religious liberty to all
within its borders, and meting out to every
individual alike justice and equality before
the law. It is moreover especially our dutv
to offer our humble prayers to the Father of
all mercies for a continuance of His .livinc
favor to us as a nation aud as individuals.
By reason of all these considerations,
L Uivses S. Grant. President of the United !
States, do recommend to'the people of the
United States to devote the thirtieth day of
iovemuer to tue expression ot their thanks
ana prayers to Almightv Ood. and lavm
aside their daily avocations and all regular
occupation, to assemble m their rcspectiv
places r.t worsnip, ana observe such day as
day of thanksgiving and rest. In witness
whereof, I have hereunto set mv hand and
caused the seal of the United States to be af
fixed. Done at the city of Washington, this
twenty-sixth day of October, in 'he vcar of
our Eord one thousand eight hundred and
seventy-six, and of the indendendenceof the
Lmted States of America the one hundred
and first U. S. GRANT.
By the President:
Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State.
HE WILL STAXD BY THE COXSITU
Cn'-Ilcan Twadtlta Aboct Itrbrl
4'IhIhi Pat to Kcat An Impor.'ant
The following letter from Gov. Tilden
to Hon. Abram Hewitt explains iteelf
and s"ts at rest the radical howl about
rebel claims :
New York Oct. 24, lS7t. To Hon
Abram S. Hewitt Sir: I have received
your letter informing me that republicans
high in authority are publicv represent
ing that the south desires, not without
hope, to obtain payment for losses by the
late war, and to have prevision made tor
the rebel debt and for the losses of slaves.
As the payment of such losses and claims
was not deemed important enough to de
serve the notice of either convention at
time it was held, you aLK) ask me to state
my views in regard to their recognition
by the government. Though disposed
niyseit to abide by the issue as made up
already, I have no hesitation to comply
with your request.
The fourteenth amendment of the
constitution expressly provides as fol
The validity of the public debt of the
United iStates authorized by law including
debts incurred for the payment of pensions
and bounties for services in suppressing in
surrection or rebellion, shall not be ques
tioned. But neither the United States nor
any state shall assume or pay any debt or ob
lipR'ionineurred in aid of insurrection or
rebelliou against the United .States, or any
claim 'or-the loss or emancipation of any
slave;" "Hut such debts, obligations ai:d
claims shall be held illegal and void.
This amendment has been, rr txeatediy
Arr'oivd r.,( iicrreed. to bv t;v.; demo
cratic state conventions of the outli. It
was unanimously adopted as a' part of
the platform of the democratic national
convention of St. Louis, on th 2Sth of
June, and was declared by that platform
to be universally accepted a. a final set
tlement of the controversies that engen
dered the civil war. My own os.itioii
on this subject had been p-reviously de
clared on many occasions, and particu
larly in my first annual message, Jan. 5,
1875. In that document I stated that
the southern people were bound by the
thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth" con
stitutional amendments; that they had
joined the national conventions in the
nomination of candidates, and in the de
claration of principles and purposes
which form an authentic acceptance of
the results of the war embodied in the
last three amendments to the organic
law of the federal union ; and that they
had, by suflrages of all their voters at
the last national election, completed the
proof that now they only seek to share
with us and to maintain the com
mon rights of American local self
governraent in fraternal union under
the old flag, with one constitution and
one destiny. I declared at the same
time that the questions settled by
the war are never to be reopened. The
adoption of the thirteen, fourteenth and
fifteenth amendments to the federal con
stitution closed one great era in our pol
tics. It marked the end forever of the
system of human slavery, and the strug
gles that grew out of that system. The
three amendments have been conclusively
adopted, and they have been accepted in
ood faith by all political organizations
and 'the people of all sections. Thev
close the chapter. They ar nd must
be final. All parties hereafter mut Ac
cept and stand upon them, and hence
forth our pontics are to turn upon ques
tions ot the present and future, and not
upon those of the settled and final p::st.
Should I be elected president the pro
visions of the fourteenth amendment will,
so far as depends on me, be maintained,
executed and enforced in perfect and ab
solute good faith. No rebel debt will be
assumed or paid. No claim for loss or
emancipation of any slave will be allow
ed. No claim for any loss or damage in
curred by disloyal persons, arising from
the late war, whether covered by the
fourteenth amendment or not, will be
recognized or paid. The cotton tax will
not be refunded
I shall deem it my duty to veto every
bill providing (or the assumption or pay
ment of anv sucn debts, losses, damages,
claims or for the refunding of any tax.
The danger to the national treasury is
not from the claims of persons who aided
rebellion, but from the claims ol persons
residing in the southern states, or hav
ing proH?rty in those states, who were,
or pretended to be, or who, for the sake
of aiding claims, now pretend to
have been loyal to the government
of the union. Such claims, even of loyal
persons, where they are from acts caused
bv the operations of the war, have been
disowned by the public law of civilized
nations, condemned Dy me aajnaicauon
of the supreme court of the United
States, and only find any status by force
of the specific legislation ot congress.
These claims have become stale, and are
often tainted .with fraud. luey aie
nearly always owned in whole or in part
by claim agents, by speculators or lob
byists, who have no equity against th
t&x-payera or the public. They should
in all cases re scrutinized witn the
nation's care. The calamities to indi
viduals which were inflicted by the late
war are for the most part irreparable.
The government can not call to life the
million ot our youth wno went to un
timely graves, nor compensate the suffer
ings or sorrow of their relatives or
friends. It can not readjust between
individuals the burdens of taxation
hitherto borne, or of the debts iuourred
to enstam the government which are yet
to be paid. It ran not apportion anew
among our citizens the dinnages or loses,
incident to the military operations, or
resulting in every variety of form trom
its measures for maintaining its own ex
istence. It. has no safe general rule but
to let by-gones be by gones, to turn from
the deal past to the iw and better
future, and on. thLi basis assure peace,
reconciliation nd fraternity btwen all
sections, classes and races of our people,
to the end that ail the spring? of our
productive industries may be quickened
and new prosperity created, in which the
evils of the past shall be forgotten.
Very respectfully, yours,
Samuel j. Tildex.
How the Treasury Department Eiubar.
The operations of the centennial exhi
bition at Philadelphia have been greatly
impeueu Dy tue aosurd and impractica
ble red tape regulations of the treasury
department. The chief of the bureau of
customs is W. U. Clark, who has lately
i . . , . . .' . -
oeen given the position in place of an old
employe, displaced by Mr. Uristow.
At the openins of the exhibition. Mr,
Clark issued such complicated orders in
relation to the entry and withdrawal of
bonded goods there "that the collector ol
the port ot I'liiladelphia was obliged to
declare them impracticable, and de
clined to tarry them out. The conse
quence is, that all goods from for
eign countries on exhibition at
Philadelphia were entered, there
without any record whatever being
taicen. in tae i'hiladelplna custom
house this raturally gives an advantage
to the honest exhibitors as against the
treasury, and their dishonest confed
erates, and the result will be the loss of
mill:ons of dollars of revenue on coods
sold during and at the close of the expo
sition, and of corresponding profit to
those foreigners who are not men of bus
iness integrity. To obviate this, a regu
lation has been made requiring all spaces
of foreign exhibitors to be fenced off at !
the close of the establishment, and will
prevent quick sales by auction, which is
the only way that loss can be saved.
The transfer of the buildings, the restora
tion ot tairmount park to its original
condition, as required by law, and the
sale of all the educes, exceptinar
memorial hall, will be delayed by this
great mistake of the treasury. " This
clerk is a typical radical official of the
treasury. Ilia theory is, that all mer
chants aie natural thieves, and that the
payment of just refunds should always
be refused bv the treasury and tha offi
cials required to go to the courts. He
is one of the men who compel citizens to
be dishonest in order to preserve their
business chances, and his course in rela
tion to the centennial exhibition is only
a sample of that pursued by the treasu
ry department in its relations with bus
iness men for the last eight years.
lhe whole tllort ot the republican
chiefs of government since the war has
been to multiply forms and create em
barrassments in the wav of the regular
transaction of business, in order to keep
up an apparent necessity lor the largest
possible number of officeholders. Un
der this system the officeholders have
grown from 54.000 in 1SG9 to 9S,(K)() in
At no time since the commencement
of the canvass has there been greater ac
tivity or more intense excitement in polit
ical circles here than there is at the pres
ent time, lhe tact that the national
committees of both parties have their
headquarters in New York makes it the
political a-i it is the commercial center of
the country, and it is therefore easier to
gauge the political sentiments ol the
whole country from this point than from
any other. A very great change has
taken place in the relative feeling in the
wo parties within the past two . week.
The remit of tile October elections was a
stunniiig blow t the republicans.V lm.-y
had been so contidtnt of n large ityajontf
n Ohio and retaining their hold upon
ndktna, that the Joss in those states as
well as iu West Virginia, as compared
with the votes of the last presidential
year, has had a most discouraging effect
Uixm their canvass. Indeed, the moral
etl'-.'Ct :f their defeat has been so great
that thev no longer make any serious
claim to this state. Ine gamblers, who
e usually shrewd guessers, are bettinz
two to one n Tilden, while be-fore the
odds were large against him. . While the
republicans have been depressed and
have lost confidence, the democrats have
been correspondingly elated. They are
now feeling absolutely certain of success;
and indeed, if they carry New Yoik it is
difficult to see how they can fail of it.
The tide certainly runs this way, and
there is hardly time for a change before
the election. If there were time to do so
I believe the republican policy would be
altered, and that the bloodly shirt would
be dropped, he carpet-bagger suppressed
and the canvass fought ujon the square
issue made by the democrats, that of
honesty and economy in the administra
tion of the government.
To do this it might be necessary to
throw overboard and repudiate some men
now high in the republican councils, but
I think that as the situation now is the
party managers would not hesitate to do
this if it wcie possible. The soldieisot
the late war have refused to lend them
selves to partisan uses on either side.
There are as many democrats as republi
cans among them, and even those ot them
who are republicans are less likely to be
influenced by the appeals to the old war
spirit than any other class of men. They
have no other feelings toward the south
than those of the utmost friendliness,
and ihv, better than any other, under
stand how absurd is thea-sertion that the
southerner has any desire to reopen the
The Conditions of an Armistice.
A London dispatch of the 3Uh
says: If an armistice is agreed upon,
then comes the question of conference.
Russia objects to Turkish participation
therein. It may be assumed that tnis
refers solely to a position of a power de
liberating on its own case. Obviously if
six powers meet to discuss recommenda
tions to be made to a seventh, there is
something anomalous in giviDg the lat
ter the casting vote in their decisions;
but it is impossible for a moment to con
sent to the exclusion of Turkey from the
European system of which, in virtue of
the treaty of Paris, she forms a part. It
ought to be practicable to find a method
by which a representative of the Porte
may sit in a conference, so as to obviate
this difficulty before a conference is sum
moned. The question on its basis and
objects which might occasion protracted
and dangerous debate, should by urani
mous agreement be reduced to the simp
lest terms, which may be stated thus :
The basis of the conference is the main
tenance of the independence and integ
rity of the Ottoman empire ; the object
is the amelioration of the condition of
the christian subjects of the sultan.
This basis could not alarm Turkey re
garding her sovereign rights. This ob-1
ject is one which Russia professed alone
to have in view. We are not without
foundation for hfcpe that the solution
here foreshadowed may lie happily
The Free-Dellrery Postal System.
From an official statement prepared
for the postmaster general, it appears
that the operations of the free-delivery
system for the year ending June 30, 187fi,
were as follows: Number of offices, 87;
number of letter carriers, 22G9. Num
Ver of letters and postal-cards delivered,
238,413,765 ; number of newspapers de
livered, 80,675,040 ; number of letters
and postal-cards collected, 234,230,582;
number of newspapers collected, 23,453,
086 : number of pieces handled per car
rier, 278,438; total cost of service, $1,
981.186 ; average cost per piece in mills,
3 13 100 ; anwunt of postage n ceived on
local matter, 2,005,562 ; excet-a ot local
postage ovei total cost of service, $34,375.
These figures show that the eervic-e is
now somewhat mora than telf-sustainlng.
and by comparison with tha statistic
VOL. XXII. NO. IS.
for the previous year it appears that the
revenue from local postage has increased
between six and seven per cent., while
the increase in the cost of the service has
not betn more than five per cent.
A Link or the Past Broken.
The death of Francis Preston Blair
carries us from the politics of the present
back to the old struggles when he was a
leader and a power. Born in Abingdon.
Va., in 1791. he was a law student but
never a practicing lawyer. In 1824 he
supported Mr. Clay, but, always inde
pendent, he differed with that great
statesman on the bank question. In
1829 an article against the nullification
movement of 1829, published in a Ken
tucky newspaper, attracted the attention
of president Jackson, and he was induced
to become editor of the Globe, a new
democratic newspaper. In 1845 Mr.
Polk placed the Globe in other hands
and tendered the post of Spanish minis
ter to Mr. Blair, which was declined
In 1848 he supported Van Buren, and
from that time was a free-soil democrat,
until the repeal ol the Missouri com
promise led to the organization of the
republican party. Mr. Blair was a man
of strong convictions, and an earnest ad
vocate of his views. He was a thorough
republican until that party completed iu
mission, and died as a party of princi
ples to live ujion plunder. Since that
time he has been acting with the demo
cratic ' party so far as the advice and
counsel and influence ot an able old
man went, still retaining until his death,
the vigor ot his intellect.
Lord Roseberrj's Marriage to a Roths
child. The London papers announce the mar
riage of Lord Rosebcrry, the noted turf
man, to Miss Hannah de Rothschild, the
only daughter of the late Baron Meyer
de Rothschild. The late Baron was a
great sporting man, and he was also very
much attached to Lord Roseberry, who
has now taken to himself one of the most
amiable, if not the handsomest, of all the
Rothschild ladies. Lord Roseberry was
born in 1S47, and is consequently in his
twenty-ninth year. In marrying Miss
de Rothschild he marries the richest
heiress in the world. The late Baron
left $40,000,000, and his daughter, being
his only child, received $35,000,000 out
of the $40,000,000 under her father's will.
lhe Rothschilds are very averse to these
marriages; and eveu when the Hon.
Eliot Yorke, about two years ago, mar
ried Miss Annie de Rothschild, the feel
ing about the marriage was so keen that
Sir Anthony forbade it. It took place.
however, and Mr. Eliot Yorke married
her, though her father refused to give
ner a dowry, lhe txequerry to the
Duke of Edinburgh could afford to pu
up with the loss, for she had an income of
some 18,000 per annum which she
derived from her grandfather.
It is curious, not to say amusing, to
see how people resent the introduction
of the Jewish element into George
Eliot's last great story. That the Jews
killed Christ is the principal thing that
many excellent christians remember
about that extraordinary race. They
forget that the race also gave birth to
Christ. That Christ should be killed by
any people among whom he might appear
was inevitable, and had to do with hu
man nature at large. The exceptional
and marvelous thing, speaking secularly,
was his production. There can be no
reply to the tremendous retort of the
Israelite upn whom the christian had
spat that half Christendom worship a
Jew, and the other half a Jewess. Says
Matthew Arnold : "As well imagine a
man with a sense for sculpture not cul
tivating it by the help of the remains of
Greek art, or a man with a sense for
poetry not cultivating it by the help of
Homer and Shakspcarc, as a man with a
sense for conduct not cultivating it by
the help of the bible I" "Greeco was
the hfter-up to the nations of the banner
of art and science, as Israel was the lifter
upof the banner of righteousness."
The Old Cabinet .:" Scribner for Nor.
Detroit Free Press.
William Slade, a resident of the Eighth
ward, returned from the Black Hills the
other day. Our reporter called at the
house to see what interesting fact could
be gleaned in regard to the gold country,
and lound William in good health.
After some little conversation our re
porter asked :
Itfdn't John James go with you? "
" Did' he also return?"
"No; he didn't want tocomo."
"Doing well, was he?"
" 1 le seemed to be."
" Was he making money ?
" I don't think he was," answered
William. " He wasn't working very hard
when Hast saw him."
" Had a good fair position f :r the
winter, at least?" queried the reporter.
" It seemed to be a good position, and
I suppose he'll hold it all winter. He
is in a box, and about four feet under
ground, and I don't know why he shouldn't
That was all Willliam had to say, and
about all he cared to tell regarding the
Too Much Jeriptnre.
The building committee of a church
recently finished in New Jersey wanted
a stone slab over the door, with the name
of the church and a scriptural motto. It
occured to them that nothing could be
better than "My house shall be called a
house of prayer." So one of the com
mitteemen, who was in a great hurry,
told the stonecutter to chisel the thir
teenth verse of the twenty-first chapte;
of Matthew. He thought the verse ended
with the words he wanted to use. I he
stonecutter took the whole verse from
the bible and faithfully copied it to the
end. Imagine the horror of the com
mitteemen when thestone was delivered.
It read. "Mv house shall be called a house
of prayer, but ye have made, it a den of
thieves. lhe stonecutter insisieu mat
he had obeyed orders; but the commit
teemen insisted that the motto he had
inscribed was not wanted, and that it
would be ef no particular use to them.
That slab is now in the stone-cutter s
yard, and anybody who wants it for a
tombstone can probably buy it cheap.
A High Priced Hale of Cotton.
Wilmington, N. C. SUr.
The bale of cotton, to which allusion
was made in this paper some weeks ago
as having been sold at various places for
the benefit ot the orphan asylum at ux
ford, and which had finally reached this
place in its journeyings, has been sold to
the Masonic fraternity here for the hand
some sum of one hundred dollars, and it
now goes to FayetteviJle to perform a
like, mission there. The bale was started
on its mission through the liberality of a
gentleman of Wayne county, having been
purchased by the fraternity at Goldsboro
lor the benefit ef the asylum, where it
realized a handsome sum ; it next went
to Raleigh, where it was equally suc
cessful ; next to Charlotte, and then to
Wilmington, in each of which places It
has made a proud record for itself. We
trust it will yet net many hundreds for
the orphan fund.
The schwol-iriris of Bardstown in de
bate with the boys proved that Napoleon
was a greater general than Washington.
Now.let the boys get even by showing that
Sitting Bull is a greater general than
Crook, Terry, Sheridan, aud Sherman all
put together. They will have no dif
ficulty befor an intelligent Jury.
FACTS AM) FaXL'H.S.
Somebody tNa of a tviiite Ttai: nn whft
said to his wife, " Ye-, I am happy with
thee; without thee I should be intently
A Teoy worn in snvs K dpi b 1.
shininumark.it is -iimu: u tout lw h it
not aimed at her hii-iti m Th nn lie on
Betohf. her departure for Fnroiw t),i
highest remuneration received bv Adelina
Patti was fifty d-dlur a niirht. StraWcli
! says her price for Am-Tici now i $2 O'hi
Wendell Pim.r.ii's told the woman
suffrage meeting at Fanruil had th;it
seven tenths of the liu-' ;inli nn; rand-1.
He didn't say what tl" oilier th've
tenths are, and UoUj Jy I; id t e cour.igc
to ask him.
" I wiph you would pay a Huh- at ten
tion to what I am savin-, sir," reared a
lawyer at an exaggerating witness. " I
am paying as little in I can," was the
Said a fancy farmer to unms iruesti" at
his country se:t on the Hudson: " Will
you have milk or champagne, mv
friends?" adding somewhat sadly, "one
costs as much as the other."
Diogenes being a-ked, " The biting
of which beast is the tnot dangerous?
answered : " If you mean wild bessts,
'tis the slanderer ; if t.iine new, the flat
terer." Ax Illinois minister announced on his
Sunday bulletin. " 1 h iimr-rnl of Ju
das Iscariot." To which an obliging fel
low added, "frit nds (( the deceased are
A CONTENTED mi nd is the greatest
blessing a man can enjoy in this world;
if in the present life his lmipines arises
from the subduing ol his desire, it will
arise in the next from the gratification of
"Any children?" sail the proprietor
of the house, a gawnt, h.ir.-h woman,
with a voice you could grute a Mitmeg
on, to the proposing tenant of l.er build
ing. " Yes, ma'am," meekly replied the
tenant, "but, it you desire it, of course I
can drown them."
A poor soldier, whose person is sup
ported by two wooden legs, was met by
a friend who thus accosted him: "My
dear fellow, I .congratulate you upon
having two wooden le;.rs." " why ? "
said the veteran. " Mecaue you can
never catch cold in your leet "
The indicative mood, present tense of
the verb to no, should now be rendered
thus: I goto I'liiladelphia; vou go t
I'hiladelpliia : he goes to Philadelphia:
we go to Philadelphia ; you -ro to I'liila
delphia; they all goto Philadelphia.
A doctor n Ireland wa disturbed in
the night by a nipping on the door, and,
opening it, found a laboring man who
had come for him. " Have you been
long here?" asked the doctor. " Indade
I have 1 " answered Put. " l".ut " oeh,
because I was afraid of di-turhiiig your
A I "OWN town bar-keeper has invented
a patent free lunch c-miter. It is ar
ranged so that when the w:.tiderer bum
mer has eaten six pie.es ot rlicc-p, three
crackers and two pickles, and he attacks
the baked beans, a Limit lili descends
from the ceiling and "bonnets' him,
while a gigantic foot springs from tho
wall and kieks him into the struct.
Talk to the point, nml slop when you
have reached it. The faculty some have
for making one idea cover a quire of
paper is not good for much. Be compre
hensive in all you say or write. To fill
a volume U-on nothing is a credit to no
body, though Ix-rd Chesterfield wrote a
very clever poem ujo:i nothing. John
AN editor is described us a man who
isliabletogramniatie.il blunders, typo
graphical errors, and lapse of memory,
and has twenty-five thousand people
watching him tripping a 111:111 of sorrow
and acquainted with j.-r i f , poorly paid
poorly estimated, yet tnvicd by nunc of
the great men he has made. -V-; Or
" I ALWAYS did love to ae on tho
children in their sports," said Potter, as
hcpensively coiitemp'.iteil 11. crowd of
urchins. ' I'm carried back to ."
Just then the bane ball fume over his
way and tripd to get in his vi st rocket,
ami doubled him up. When his breath
came back he shouted: "Vou young
ragamuffins, you, if I cat eh you playing
ball on the street nenin I'll get the police
after you." And he moved away and
forgot all about his yout'iful days.
Norwich Bulletin : One of the maga
zine writers asks: " 1 id you ever hide
some sacred thought lx neuth y.ur pillow
ami weave a web of tender hope alxitit
it?" We never did, and we doubt if
any one else ever did. In the first place
most people never hide anything beneath
their pillow unless it is a handkerchief
when they have a cold, and then, if it is
under the pillow, how are you going to
weave anything around it without lift
ing the pillow up? The magnziiiisls
serins to be asking very foolish questions.
The debt of New York increases at
the rate of a million a month. This in
crease is not offset by any eorrc sending
payments of maturing liabilities, ami
nothing can le more evident than
that, in tho course of time, absolutely
bankruptcy must ensue. New York has,
it is true been subjected to unusual
strains and her debt is exceptionally
large. But other cities are increasing
their debts af ter the same fash ion, ami
the subject is one which ought t- engage
more attention on the part of municipal
bond holders than it has yet attracted.
If this kind of thing go.-s 011, tho choice
must eventually lie b-tween repudiation
and utter loss of credit.
A hoy'h way of stating thinps, though
often inelegant, is generally nervous.
Example: A lad at Fusion, Pennsyl
vania, entered a drug store, liottle in
hand, and said he wanted ten cents
worth of "arniakymony." The drugjrist
told him to repeat t be word, ami said,
" Don't you mean arnica, or ammonia?"
" I dunno," was the reply. " What is it
for?'Vasked the druggist. " Cmi't tell,"
said the boy, starting slowly out. Whn
near the door a bright idea illumined
him, and he turnrd and ssked the drug
gist : "If your wife Lit you 01 tho
head with a chair leg, which of t.'.f.'O
medicines would you git to take the
swellin' down?" "Arnica." "Then .
fill her in ten cents' worth," replied the
bov; and he gazed lovingly at tho big
stick of licorice as the arnica was being
A priest was hearing confession, and
a boy came to him ami eaid he had a bad
sin on his mind. " Well, my pood boy,
come on wi-I it," said his reverence.
' Aagh, then, your reverence, 1 do lie
always savin' "Be the Holy Father.'"
' You do'? that's very bad, mo boy.
Now, how often do you Is- say in that?"
" Begor, more than forty limes a day.
your reverence." " ( home now," said
the priest, "and get your sister to make
you a bag and hang it round your neck,
and ever time you say, ' B the Holy
Father,' drop a little stone in, and come
to me this day week." That day week
his reverence was as usual in his box,
and he heard an awful noise in tho
church, so he looked out and saw his
penitent dragging a sack. " Tady Mul
loy," says he, " what do you mane by
such conduct as that in the church?"
" Shure, yer reverence," says the fellow,
"does is all 'Be the Holy Father,' an
the rest is out on the dray."
Shooting a Man and then Assisting
Him to Bed.
At Orantsburg, Wis , recently, Barney
Thalifl'sen and Ole Hanson lecame in
volved in a quarrel over the payment of
two dollars. Without anything seiious
occurring Tha" liken went home, but was
followed by Hanson, who shot him
through the window, lodging a ball in
his breast. Two women and a man were
in the boose at the t me, but were so
badly frightened they fled and left tho
wounded man alone. Hanson then went
into the house, assisted his victim up
stairs, put him in ld, and remained
with him until a doctor, who hud been
notified by those who witnessed tho
shooting, arrived. Hanson acknowl
edced he committed the deed, said ho
was not sorry, and made uoa terrptto
escape. There is much xcifeient and
SSBlig is probable. TLaliflsea i dead.