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I CWLUMBIA JOURNAL.EstabllSbed.1873. 1
I MAURY 8KNTlNKh,fcjjtabUaneJ, 1877. I
NO. 27
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Milk. .'"-ilERALD
.... .U,uUUiJUur
Boots and Shoes,
Mens' Furnishing Goods
n si ca f i t
filae lisnc-to buy ' -
t &rfcttmrm t
l,. Liuntd M.-n.ln Kvrrvllllni! ShIhI HM'W ! Hunt K A.l.u.lHnl !- iriu
.13 i..nr.hl ! t-K IloMllns! -N' "r,.rral !-Alwtiy Kcnrty !-Alnrn I.lyinrt.!!!
MimhN i hina. OiwM. t .!. I,. ili.r. l au-iiM o ishoea. ltuhbr, cnicKPry. i.iui:r! t up l ip
in, .lt. "m"..aS."onH, rrHtfr. J..-clrv. Hook Bark, ami Kvrr.vil,i..K Klso !,
.M ly ItriiKVia- -"X-rr. stai ra. Hnr,lwr.vVriv and (irn.-ral M..r.-s. W h..lr-
au-2D ""Tu "H For Sale IyS-Tos." Towler
r?-r'v'"'-.' ' -:-i p; f
v - - vv
Staple and Fane;
- T
.Mri t-liants Spct iall.v rtMptoslod to
call ami examine our Whole
sale prices.
Aeent tor Jos. iSllfz'a illlwaukt llottlod
6 Bier.
r J ! J Ft I
" .'Iy"- V -t -
- - :. - I:v - V - ..:v
, -4-. i-e H 1 t f.t 15.
ti n rrifi mm
j. M by :
Th.Q best plaa
The Kentucky Mutual Security Fund Company:
tb.G public. Certificates of meabersliip is
sued in sums of $1,000 to $5,000.
$1.000 .3 s.oo
2,000 12.00
o.OOO 1.3.0:1
4,0tM 18 M)
5,000 : 20 00
Nunilier r" ceriificates written and
Total number writteu oml it-sued to
At a cohi per $1,immj for tht year ss
Age, 20 25
Co.-t JT fI,K, SU.50 li.OS
Agents waifted in everv tstatc, counts'
explaining this jopular plan of insurable, a'i dress,
a fcl a? m U ti as.
4M W. Jeflerson St.
Louisville, Ky.
K -
Only ton - cog wheels, where
The best
Lare variety of Machine Ktp.viry.
5za tzzi
Corner eubllp B-iua'c ni to jth
Prescription Car& fully Compoun.
Telephone No, tc.
2'oInt Ioniltt an KII.
v' 1
Cigars, Wines
of ILife Insurance ever offered to
i. - vtued the tsrstyear.
May lt. 1SS5, 8,053,
follows, iiuhidi-jg the dues ami as-.saiviiis
;:o 35 10
7.-17 8 1 8 80
cud town, with whom liberal c
'J f'.'i
others have six or eight. The only Mower
18.00 to $28.00.
sortmeia. iu tl?e city. Priw-s $7.ti0 to
.ttoraoy-a t-Ii aw,
Columbia. Tennihskb.
M-okKJCK With llugljra A Hfttcurr."'
,V" 1 . 1 piacttM In tlitXura of Miurf aoU
iitiffininu o iUQtioi. i fplt al(-3tion
!va ti uuiicotloas. aprU Ij
r . .r -.r-i..'
and Liquors.
" Ayrciil. lor
EACH !,000.
for ie;itli l!seh
15 50
0.."8 10 (il
will ln ma le. For terms or circulars
iSupe r!iiteti5-uta of Agencies,
KLAM, Loral Agfi.t, (Columbia, Tenu.
with wrought etcel guards.
nrjiiiis HATCH Eli,
Will prt!eo in ; he Cbrr7. Clronlt d
Ifrunlt'iO 'i'-iHof 1Mrv uil all iMiiolx:i-e
ociuiu.s. tiu'l i.i tbe tsopreme anil KHrte'aJ
CXart at Naa&vuie.Ttun. d&U ttm
BM V?dD9 fT
AtldrcsH Delivered by ISobert
; 91. JIfltaj', Ehi , ISefore (lie
TemiCNHce Bar Assoi-in-tioiu
July 21..
io comuieruoraie tue virtues or au
t-iniueiit man ia ever a irrateful duty
In dim;han?ing this duty in the pres
fnt iustauce, I have the satisfaction
of knowing that I cannot commit the
too common fault of exaggeration. My
icar is mat l shall tail far short of the
im-rUs of my subject.
A. v. f. JNicholsou was tKrniu WI
Jiauison county, Tenn., Aujr. 31, 1808.
urn parents were among the lirst nn-
uiigranis 10 ijus tate lrom .North
Carolina, his father dying when he
was at the tender ace of fourvears. He
had uo recollection of him, and was
from his childhood imbued with a
Htnwig feeling of stlf-reliauce and help
fuiues. As a youth he was eharac-
. j I .- t -i -
-14 is;, tvt umrkft. lmleed, wore
j L-Lftoita th'ad it waJthouKlit for years
onai ne wouiubiu iy lor me vjuristian
ministry. .
Haying made the journey from his
mother's homo near Spring Hill,
uaury i;otinty, to unaiei mil, jn. u.,
on horsehack, he iaysel through the
ourse of that uuivenity without le
mg aHent from a recitation and with
the lirst honor at every examination
After graduating, 18:27, at the head of
hi class, he prepared to return to his
home, and as no provision had lieen
made by hw fnend.s for his return
j.uirney, he very (iuiet!y and cheerful
ly set out to walk homeward. The
pprit of determination with which he
iii'H thia lirat difficulty in his career as
a young man attended him through
his whole life, & large part of which
w:ih a struggle with poverty, and in
all his iudomitat le will brought him
ofl conqi o-or. Having gone to a sad
dler'8shop to purchase a leather Ktrap
f:r his knapsaek, an old farmer became
interested in his plan to such an ex
'ent as to protler a horse for the
j Hirney: am! when the young man
told him of his lack of money to buy
t he anira:il he urged that the horse be
ridden and the price agreed upon be
neuT him when convenient. Judge
Nicholson retained the fondest, recol
lections of Alma Mater and would oft
eu recall the scene of his lirst Ktrug
Ules and triumphs, dwelling with fond
I r.de upon his riding up to his moth
er's dooi after an absence of four years
and her making known to her neij;h
lors the return of the conquering
young hero by the blowing of the
well-known plantation horn until the
bills echoed again.
Returned to Tennessee, he began the
study of medicin- under Dr. John U.
liayts, of c'olumoia, mul attended a
course of lectures in Philadelphia in
1S2S, with the iutcntion of qualifying
himself for practice. Fortunately for
i he legal profession, the casual opjtor
tunity of a tlebatiug club couviuced
him that he would be aiwe successful
in another sphere. In the meantime
he had mnrried Miss Caroline O'Reilly,
daughter of the eminent physician of
that name, and his wife and tather-in-law
cordially urged the change of pro
fession which he whs contemplating.
Abandoning medicine, therefore, he
ln'Kau he study of law. and found
himself duly licensed to practice in
lv3. Whil.-t studying 1 tw he. in con
junction with with the late Chancel
lor Frier-son, edited ine western
Mer-ur""at Columbia. In 1S33 he
lnuse iii tuji iState jLegislature, and in
the di.Tussios,s which followed with
his opponent, he gained an enviable
reputalioii ks a strong and adroit de
bater, aud from that lime on became
letter kliown and more ami more dis
tinguished as a political! and lawjer.
He was thrice elected t tlie House,
nd once to the Senate. Whilst a
member of the Leui-ltiire in lHufi, iu
ounectloii with Hon. It. la. Carulh
rs, he planned aud executed the com
pilation of our statute s. He preiared
and published his siipph-ment to these
statutes whilst Prosideut of tlie llauk
f TeimcKsee. These were our prot'es
ional hand lxKks until the ode went
into oeratiou n. 'JvjS, and are tui
useful iu the careful study of our statu
tory la s.
31r. ISicholson took an active part
iu organizing the St-ite (Jovtrnment
under the constitution of 1M4, aud in
adopting and putting into operation
ttie luttrnal . improveintnt, nanKing
and common ucbool system in 1&17.
In 1S35 be was appointed by Preva
lent Jackson -ne of tne Land Coni-
mi.-siuueis for Mississippi, but declined
o serve
In 1810 he was a presidential elector,
and canvMKsed tbe State in favor of;
Mirtiu Vhii lliiren -n vass d with
An Irew Johnson.
In 1S41 be canvass, d the -Stat
in favor ot.iaiu.-sJi 1 oik, It i n si-
lenl. I
III Dec. inlf.-r, 1!40, Mr. Polk, then
( joveriior of Tciidessce appointed Mr,.
Nicholfoti t fill the vacancy in the
United tStatts Senate, orcasi-ilu-d by
he death of Felix (Jruiniy, and h.-
served two t-es-sious, one of them, the
inemoialIe extra session of It4i . in
the exciting debates of that peri'Mi
Nicholsou bore a prominent pari, nd
lor yenrs afterwards, whs ftd of
Iwelling upon the tkiil!ul tactics and
masterly debte.4 by which : a uni ed
and at;Ie minority uucceiully sus
tained the charges of au ovei w heliu-
iug mjnity, leu on ly Henry ( 1 y.
In lblo he removed Jrom toiimibia
Nashyiile, and le;ame editor of
The Union;'' was also appoinUd a
director in the lnk of Tennessee, and
was elected President of the same. .
In ISoO, returned to Columbia, and
was appointed a cbaucelloa by (iov.
lroustlale, lut resigned at the end ot
Iu SH52. a Providential elector,
aud canvassed the State for Gen.
Pirtv, iu ton.ty with Ms). H. A.
Henry. , In 1853, became editor of the
Wa&hmhxi l uiou,"aud upon the
-ath of the proprietor was elerled
Pubi c Printer, Ju Nlciiol on -pre-
ferr d 'the ediiori.-d ciair "of tl e
"WiHbtiutrii Um.'ii," at that time,
fo a seut in prt-si.lnit Pirc'u (Jabioet,
Unlike many fluent and ibriu-nt
spvJjfcers, Who .'ffill tn !;.e t'leir pu--r
t' ihj devk, In- w as eiiu-.tl'v re -dv
wiMi his pn as too'-u-, tnl the
graceful s turns of his writien perisN
were as . rem rKh e t in .iver iif
his -poketi lanm;ay. Wbi st the hmlj
ordtT of his tilcii's and their versatili
ty enabled him to turn with fariHty
from ite fbj'ig to atKither, and equal
ly excel in all, he continued at all
times to hold t,u-t to Lis pro etsion and
f Tt turn to it with en I liusi.istin love
and zeal.- His leg tl opinion and ad
vice were nowhere nioi highly val
ued than iu Wa-diinutoii Ciiy, nd he
was for four yeaw the intimate friend
and counsellor uf Jlr. . Pier-e, who
wrote bim in thes ords, t .t'je ex
piration tt his admimsrratToo : '"I
shall always think of yo i as my truxt
td aud faithful friend, and rememlrer
with sincere 8au!-ficii;n the little I
may have been able to do in further
ance of vour foitunes."
In t-5Q Mr. .Nicholson' advocateI
the claims of James P.ii' hanan for
PrrtiU'ent, and upon hi election re
tire I and returned to Columbia.
In 1S57 he .v-is eiectel United States
S-ntor, ami so conthmed until the
State secetlod iu I SOI. Iu the miturity
of his powers, tbei- can le no doubt
that he would have become a leader iu j
that lody, but hiJNvise und "uservH
tive career ir those days of st- rm and
p:ission wasspeoliJy brought to a close
hy th course of Ins State. Helievina:
ga-don to te a most, unwise and i-ui
cidal policy lor tU-doulb, he dec laretl
himself to that etlt.ct aud made one of
tne most logical and persuasive
speeches of his life in the Senate
Chamber iu 1S61, but when the issue
came and he saw that war was inevit
able, he join ed his fate with that
bia beloved State, believing in accord
ance with the true Democratic princi
ples of his faith that the voice of the
people should prevail. He was twice
arrested and imprisoned by the mili
tary authorities as a sympathizer with
the rebellion.
In 1S70 he was elected a member of
the Constitutional Convention, aud
took a conspicuous position in its du
ties and debates, holding the broad
ground that every man was entitled to
the ballot. Foi his JUterai views on
this subject be has a higher claim up
on the colored man than any other
man in the State.
In 1870 he was also elected one of
the judges ot the Supreme Court, aud
immediately, by bis brother judges,
made chiet justice, which otllce lie
filled without the loss of a day from
bickness or other cause, except when
disabled in 1873 by a broken leg, until
lue date of bis uuttoiely death, .uarch
23, 1876. -
Gentleness of nature, kiudno and
charitXof.'. disposition, modesty, mid
dignity of deiiortcueut, fidelity to duty.
justice goodness, in a word, charac
terized A. 0. 1. JNicbolm! iu all the
relaiious of life aud made hfm approx
imate as nearly to perfection as mor
tal man cau iu this mortal life.
Iu tbe heat of debate, on the hust
ings, he was never known to Io.se that
beautiful self-control which so marked
his life. It ii said that uo one ever
heurd him use a dinourteous or un
kind word even to an adversary.
This self control naturally led to
west personal purity of character, yet
lie was never stern or ascetic, but at
all times accessible aud genial.
His ability commanded the respect,
his virtues secured the esteem aud his
true kindness of heart won the devot
ed love of all who wereasoeiated with
it is, however, in character as a
lawyer and judge that we have now
more particularly to consider him.
His srecess as prompt and rapid, lor
the character of Ids mind was such as
qualified him to lecome a creat advo'
cate. Added to this, his high sense of
uu.y ami indefatigable industry coni-
t)i tied to push him to the front rank
l)o:h at the bar and on the bench. The
leading characteristics of his mind
were the power of concentration aud
a truly marvelous capacity for mental
labor, this power of concentration
enabled him to reuch couclusions at
the liar, ou the hench, in political or
private life, without visible effort, and
hi? gave explanations m such simple
words that the humblevt listeuer had
no. Uifliculty in following him. He
had, indeed, few equ-tls iu the com
mand of pure F.iighsh.
An eminent critic said of uim
He possessed 'a deme aud nimble
brain' clear as crystal and compact
as ivory, lie had elearntt-s and rapid
ify of percept iou, exhaustive analytic
al acumen, eonceuiratiou and grasp of
intellect, and e xtruor.Iiuarv reasoning
ixiwtrs. With these - were combined
an easy How of language, clear as crys
tat, and issuing in a uuiiorui current,
without a ripple or a fault. He had a
pleasant voice: often wiuuiug iu its
sweetness, and modulated to a tone
above which it was UvVer much raised
lie s-eunu, i it' lore he commenced an
argument, to have gone over, piece by
piece, eviry item of f.-ict in Jaw, ascer
tained its proper plice, and fixed it
exactly there, and there it remained
until brought out iu regular, sequence.
If his great speeches, often i.ccessarily
h' in' jirj;t'injsf tut. -.:t,
l-eeii written out iu nil vau';ein t care
fully committed M memory, they could
noi Hssibly have laxn moresys'emnt
ieally arranged or more evenly deliv
ered." He could take up a long aud compli
cated chancery record, confusedly put
together, and by a single perusal grasp
all the details and rearrange them into
n clear and accurate narrative, follow
ed by au enunciation of the principles
of law involved and a discussion of the
reasons which undt-rlay them, couched
lu the purest language. In less than a
week's time after the fracture of his
thigh, whe.i prostrate upim bis bed,
he would have his daughter read him
paeY f.fter paper of such records,
whilst he lay with c'osed eyes and
clasped hands intently listening, fre
quently ra'-ked with pain, then he
would dictate more rapidly lhau she
could write his enunciations and dis
cussions. He w as often heard to say
that such records were more fascinat
ing to him than the Ixst written nov
el, and that his work upon ttie Su
preme Pencil had been the iuot cou
geliia. occup 1 1 ion of his life. It wa- a
matter ot regret to him that he had
not ; eschewed politics and devoted
him.- If excudv-ely to the law. IPd
he done so i be nation could not, per
baps, have ho -tt d a superior.
His capacity f ir mental la.Ur isfully
provd by the work done by him dur
um the last mx targ of his life. Com
ing to the beneli when the labors of
the Supreme Coin t wre simply ap
palling, in addition to ti e continuous
and cxhau-tiug labor which fell Uo!i
him in the rgul ir routine of duty, he
received and dispensed ca-ies subm t-
ted on briefs which. In ih crowded
i-tatu of the dochet, could not lie
reached during the term. He could
i.ot refuse to do w hat hj could do with
sin h ease and rapidity, and thin he
ov. r fux'd ti dure it 1 fell .i martyr to
his fidelity to a public trust. He" had
not quite run the allotted "three score
years and ten" the brief spun of
man's life bur, an one of hisasHociates
said, ''if his hie !e measured by his
work, he lived thrice the ieriod allot
ted to mortality, and dud full of years
and of iiouors."
Su-tained by the consciousnesj of
duty well done, ot" ttie gonl-will of bis
fellow-men, with his last utterances
he breathed out in cl quent language
his unfaltering trust in the truths ot
the liible, of which he had le-ri a close
siudent from his youth, and c.i'nnly
ami tently his pure spirit went to hear
the sentence of the Great JuOge on
htMveu'g lieuch. .Must not that seii-t'-re-e
h i ve tieen : "Well done, thou
govd Mod it.ithful servant; enter thou
into the joy of bhy Ird ?"
; lAfe nuil Ilenltli lo
S -m-. seven or ?ftht years aj;o my
rijdit thih Has covnd by a skiu
eruption, causiug Intense itching. Iu
a -.tort t -me it extended down Dim en
tiie tl. which i-eeame inflamed Kiel
iiiudty broke out in small sores lie
tween t).-- knee aud ankle. Swelling
of tb- limb etiued, au-? I could not
walk or put my foot to the ground.
Tire pain ran me aluit di-sfa'ted. I
tested the medical profession thorough
ly, : having trie! all the system-".
S me of them brougtit mo temporary
relief. I paid out hundreds of dollars
hut'fiund no permanent bv&eiit. The
whole poison seemed to couceutrute in
an ulcer near my ankle, Mime three
inches in length, an I ttie remedies
used, being largely mineral, did net
seem to reach the source of the disease
at all. For three years I was unable
to do anything. The ulcer bad al
ready eaten down to tlie lioiie. Two
of the physicians recommended aiu
pu'a'loti of Die limb as tbe only mentis
;f preserving life. I was almost in
despair when a friend sugewied to me
totrv Swift's Spt!ciii . I hesitate,
but finally secured six lottJes. Ttie
ellect of t'ie first IsXtle was to ttop the
eating process, aud the six Uittles
made a permanent cure of u di-ease
that had ballled the t-est uied tal skill
iu the country. My cate is well
known iu Gainesville the desperate
character of t he disease as well as t he
........ 1 r. ,1 Miru ..th-lll rl'lw..n a f-u . . .
I w ,K,r.H' "." A'.. , jf. Viirs'i.'A,'?.!f.
111 oetLer uenuu i-ujr M'au l wa trv--.-
fore I was taken with the disease. I
weigu rony pounds more limn l ever
weighed before iu my life. Swift'
Specific has proved life aud health
Ixith to me, and I never cau lie grate
ful enough ror the benchts which I
received from its use.
M. D Wiison
Gainesville, (in., Feb. L'S, 1SS5.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
mailtd free.
Thk Swift Sfkcikic Co.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
Oar Trip to t'ucey Springs.
How pleaaantly refresh ine. these lorur
riot suuituer Cays, to lay anide the work of
the day, to divest the mind of all auxiutirs
aotl cares, aad, with buoyant spirits anil
lisiipy hearts, repair to one of the mnnv
eihi:arating sunimer resorts ia thispleasaut
'lenneaseeaa home.
A little ii&rtr. and car as well could be.
left our village early Thursday uioroing, the
18ih of June, bright, cheerry and happy,
with keen aatieipalious of a joyous day at
Cacey Spring.
'J'he morning was very threatening, bur,
with oar hopes running hitch, tbe ihreata
diii not disturb uk; and gliui enough were
wa when, ere the king of cay hud reached
h'.n meridian, all clouds were hawed away,
and he poured (urth his unolwnict ryt
. myyj j., .-
How much itl the sorrow of earth is bor
rowed ! In all classes, sees aud grades, it
ia ever the same. We, on this morning.
eatiily might have fretted, worried, and
Hijh.-d for a brighter day. What good
would iiave been accomplished You may
follow out tor yourself this train of thought
aud we hhJc you to remember it contaius
one of life's most beautiful lessons a les
sen but few of u learn.
Short win. the preparation for the trii
xhort and pleaxant the drive; long, pleasant,
peaceful and agreeable to all wan our stay
Ioug? Yes, the live-long dav: b'lt oh bow
short 1
We arrived there that morning without
aecideut, hurt or hindrance, having the
very estimable ladies, Mrs. Lu kriiice and
Mrs. Hill to chaperon ua. The spurts of
tne day were most as varied as tne objects
around us. We were like boys aud girls
seeking pleasure in JNature s own forest
,TThere is a pleasure iu the puthless woods
1 Here is a rupture on tne lonely shore,
There is a calm where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and musiu in its roar
Thus a dvan cis the day, bringing its
sweet, anticipated gifta to all, and with the
rest hut not tbe greatest conies tbe au
nouueerueot of dinuer. It is needless for
any remarks to he made about tbe rich
abundance of various good things before
un for the ladies here are famous now for
dieir powers aud skill of preparation, even
on snort notice, for all such occasions.
-Ami unm 1 say ibat thesu things all were
greatly eujoyed the etjivmeut and appre
cia'iou are not expressed half so well as
iney were shown as we stood around tlie
low spread feast,
Tbe day begins lo decline but our pleas
ure tuKes impetus. 1 be swing became as
popular aa wbh little school girls. Tenpins
were knocked from their standing places to
lie re erei'ted before the oncoming ball tbat
hurls them ajjain without mercy. They
1 ill to rise ugaiu, like man iu some of bis
t niploy mtutfc. Put boo often it is other-
im:. Iu his fondest hopes, noblest tfloru,
higheht aiuiii'ious, how often we see him
come hliort of his ardent aspirations aud
lull "like Jvieiter, never to rise airniu
Hat we believe "truth crashed to earth will
rise again," however the bruises by the fall
nta In-1 grea'. that their disGguring hand
uill be apparent through time, yet we
kuuvv there will be a resurrecliou morn
wliru all traces f-hall be cleared away. So
oes the world to day some succeed, but
there are failures all around us. So went
that diy, but there was not a single failure,
us every player brougbt down tbe pins, sg
in joy we passed the hours away.
Play, play, play ;
Willi veur Mailing girl at your side;
Play, play, play
Merrily fill eveuiinf tide. - ,
' "f iiT4-.y,V- P"i. '
runs the world away.
Some work, some idle, some play;
We, like the first and the lust.
Iet us enj'.y fiese two each day
Aud make tlie mixing onr tak.
lie happy, work fair, still play,
And let the world run as it may.
"What a fine time we've, had!" "Ho
pleasant this day has been!" "Did you
ever have a nicer time?" These, with many
similar expressions, showed the feelings of
our company as all were leaving the quiet
KCeu-s lor Iiome All were ilemd. And
wheu this i said a great deal is expressed.
we suppose lbere are few such partien
of pleasure seekers iu which there is not a
ion or a i;ir (or a jiik) or sometbiog whic"
gives sorrow to some.
cso passed a day long to be remembered
stored away among the pleasnut memories.
Ou the Ih-'. Friday night in June as the
uoclurnul curtains vera draw a around our
quiet village, a crowd of Cuily'a fair mai-
lens, aud youths with gallantry suited for
d e occasion, wended their way up Foun-
ta n Creek, to the pa'atisl res d-'BO of Mr.
C. 11 W i lismsou, lo eoj.iv the hospitality
of that most estimable family in the form of
a uiouiiiii pic me Aiinoiign inc uaj
previous Mtid tne idgiit threatened rain, it
is n da) long lo he remembered hy those
wuo were pieseut 1 he time passed very
pleasantly ju eonversution, sod games uu
h-r he Hiipi rvisioa of the young ladies of
the hoiire, Missti, Alice and Florence Wil
Allison' Among i he guests we noticed the
i ihm s ( l.iry , two HCromplitdied young la
in sol i.rcioru coiiD'y lenn, siso imh
Mary VViWismson, and Miss Ida Belle M:
I'ord. two of Cohimliia's charming benu-
ti'i These young ladies we areaflraid left
impreNsioiii-, that even the entiur too to ot
ie id tuit desiroy. About nine o clock
rtfreKlimeo's were served, which was high
ly enjoyed by every one present, aud af
ter prulongiu the entertainment for some
lime, Ml returucd well please I to tbeir re
spective homes.
And at;nin on Saturday following we hart
he pleasure of meeting the young folks of
thisjilHC iu a most enjoyable pic-nii; it has
ever been our fortune to atteuu, which
memorable event took place at the Insti
tute. I' is nredlesn to say thai it was an
eu'ire success, for h jw ciutd it be other
wise, wiien uodr ttie management of such
ladies, us Mi-s Ma iiowlett, Miss Jennie
1'vaiis, aud Mrs. Joe Tomlionou? It is a
day the young people will not forijet, it
was indeed a day, iu which could, for
a time forget the burdens of life, and for a
time thoroughly enjoy ourselves Wi
have not spare to ;meniion all who were
present, but among the iiiesls, were two of
Columbia's si.ir ly sons, Willie McC'orJ a-id
ijeorge Williamson, mid also one of her
fairest gems Misx Ida Bell McC-ord. About
twelve o'clock we bad ice cream aod cake
of just the nicest kiud. Tbe evening wa.
pucseii like ili- morning in games tc fjtU
io if eveoiug 'I went hniuif, oniy regret
ting lh; da. was not loDger.
The IS;? IsieU Old Testament.
Tho froUets.
None of the documents included in
the Old TeHiment onou required
s-uch wry and anxious examiuatioii
.-it the bands of the revisers as the
propbi ti vd writingf. Tbe tosmogo
nv, fiismry, and poetry of tbe chosen
p-ople are" rf course Clotheil with in-r-n-.ei:ter:-t
for hritt:ns, as well as
r r ihe iiioiImu Jewn. But with re-
rd to ruch parts of the Herip'ures it
caiiin t tie said that errtr la tbe choice
of tex or in the elucidation of a lan
guHf;e 1 :ig lisusd would materially
afl'ect ttie evidences of the siijernanir
al sanction of the Christian faith,
whereas trenchant excisions or radical
Iterations in the books of prophecy
miybt shtfee one of the main pillars of
Cnrisiiuuity. Much uneaaiu&ss on
tfiis ecore is, ueverthleSM, not war
ranted by a comparison of the reTled
and authorized versions of tbe 'Old
Testament. The Knglish committee
of revision has oeeu peculiarly conser-vaiiv-eaud
clrcimifpect in in treat
ment "f those crucial passage ou
wbi' di the argument from prophecy
rests. It member have refused to
ratify some far-reaching changes in j
I.-.ai.'th, J.-rcmiah, F.ekiel, aud Daniel
which their more unllinching Ameri
cau colleagues pronounced essential t
tbe faithful reproduction of the He
hre of the Masorefic text, and it may
b; -iirmiHl that a learned Isruelite,
iadillereiit to tho ellect ot scicuiiflc
criticism upon Christen doctrine
i.i ....... r out other chauvres, more
J'i?. .dCmeilt o moarUal
&k'j in j r, .
Hebrew scholars be lfupcratively
needed. From the moment, iudeed,
that the theologians of Protestant Kng
laud commit themselves to the un
qualified acceptance of the Hebrew
t -xt transmitted by the Masoritcs as
the cMpremo exclusive criterion of au
thenticity, they leave the argument
from prophecy, one of the firmest sur
surviving columns of the Christian
edilice, at the mercy of scholars. Is
raelite or infidel, who may he able to
impeach the thoroughness ItiiI accu
racy of their trans. -.i ion of thii par
ticular original. We reiieat that uo
great mischief seems io have as yet
resulted from the rigid principle laid
down with regard to textual authori
ty, a tbat principle has U en cautious
ly and sparingly applied iu tbe took
Ieforo us: but we
h iv no rt'curity
against a sweeping ;-.inl unscrupulous
enforcement of the same principle
when the new revision i-htdl, in its
turn, coinc to be revised. Then it may
be that Christian scholeis and divines
will we grave cau;- to dt plore the as-
fiimptiou of a podtion by the Fng
lish revisers which debars tbcui as
'at holies would not pi r:.t Itiein-
ft Ives t b" di b;.rrcd Iioin coping oil
iNi!iaii of their controverted faiih such
. Weighty r:d IIPICl-l-l
lent v I.' m ses as
(Jreek and L-ili'i vetMoiis made cen
turies liefore the Hebrew coiiinicuded
I'y the Masr.jites can Ik- proved to
have been put io wilting.
The ICight of tMilion uml
I lie
JMciil io illdcli it Ih
V1i-ii royalty to Italy visits any
p irt of tbe kincd..iu i' oiu-.; lie an aw
fpl tnre ii receive so cititiy petitions,
or Kiippln-as, as tin -., n.H them, from
p:opl-. v iio ti.' list ;1, oi iolo the hands
offhe attend.'Uit-r near the King or tbe
(i'lceii. Ji is f tilted Ibai. no less than
!i,(NHt of such written petitions were
handed in during the l wo weeks' visit
of the King to .Nuijlcs. If rtquirrtl
t he eoii-i iint labor 1 t v. o or more of
his suite to read i-natti- "wie upon such
requests as it would U-piopcr to lay
t-etore His .Majcntv. .Munv of fbein
came from jiersoiis w),o-e iamilcshave
odcc ti; en -m betlci condition, and
who are lint of the ll u.tl in ;iuin kind,
but who uic to., proinl or loo ln.y to
work. Olber lire from lu. If luuiiiics,
s)iiie lrom I:ihau Micibers mid
some fiv me In in i:i1v dc-erving
psrsons. Sho:t vrnik ii iiiadcot iiihuv
of these written n oucsts, as the ex -
ntniiicrs aregerifraby : ity v li sit ill-
f-d lu secuii; ll.ie'Jirli the molivts of
the sender, lltit doublles- k-iih tunes
a really ijentorieus case is not rightly
However that m:ty !, one petition
lust win K piovl by iti accident to be
txceexIiuKly hiicccsmuI, and as it forms
a beaulilul tory of au event which, -s
general rice, weotilv n ad of in
b.aiks, but which really J.-ok place in
ourstrteis, I uie it for our readers.
On Thursday, the 1'lst, t:s the tluceu
was rt till oiu:: lo tl.e tovtil iialuc-
from ber kfteriioou drive on il.e Via
.irracciola, a pour man appro:iciied
ihe royal curn.i- to baud to the
iuwn a supplicu. Hetis.'l; n lber a
novel mode of doiiif 1 1 ,i, tor he pbiceil
his petition in the hands cl bis. clean
little child, u pretty, blonde little pill
of two years, llet&niip'o the car-
riace, which was whirling swillly
along, having bis child iu his arms,
and while iu the act of holding his lit
tle tine up to the tluceu, -tt taat the
petition might tic taken from the tiny
baud, he, hy pure accident, as it turn
ed out, let tLj. little Inn (forrtr1- " "
was her iiuuie frtVjop ii.to t.!.e xuui'us, is
Queeli Wilt n: the m.
molherly fu.Mict art-se iu lu.'i- 1,.'B'V
She took up the little one, kissed itiiiid
laced it on the Ja(i of 1 he noble I idy,
uer attendant, and when the child lc-
gau to cry, ''Papa! I want my papa!"
tlie Iteautiful Marubeni .i did all she
could to Console the llt'.le Iron-. In
tlie mean time the rapid puce of die
orses, leaving the father is-hmd.
bro ight the royul carriage to the pal
ace, win re the child wus cared for.
lie fat hi r, conducted by the police,
was takeu to the chief's ollh c and was
there thoroughly examined. It was
found that ho had served l is country
as a soldier for twelve years, that he
had lieen really unfortunate aud, with
hi large family, had almost Imcii
Iriven to despair, lie had mote (ban
once sought a place as oliceiiiuii. He
had on the previous v ck li nnleil ih a
jM'titioti to the King, hut had hearal
iiotbing more from it. He supple
mented this with a telegraphic de
spatch, which coi-t his family the price
tda dinner, but uhlch wus no more
successful than lb wriiten pet it ion,
for all siieh thluus mi'st f." ihroiiii
the mill of the t wo utU'oibtiits of the
King, whose special hii-lnes it is to
atlelid to petition. At ietidi the
idea presented it. 'If to bun oi having
his siipplica given to the tj'ieeii by
ihe hand of his little Irin.i. Put l be
tiappy accident of tbe child's fall
mulsl the soft rohei of 'be loyal car-
luge did more than anyi lung el e to
ill .ittelition lo a deserving num. and
his ciiiiK' has bt-cn warn y ti.k n up
hy the (jllCL'U. N..ples i.elter.
The l'olitifitl l'litiirc.
From various i-steemed contempora
ries of various means of information
we cull thecheeiftil und mournful iti-
l lligeiice that Itrotlor IPaine will be
candidate ag no, nicl th.tt In will
not lie a cainliit ile uu. Italso ap
pears with the sail. e II' Uisiiun ut ccr-
iii. ty that million 1 K puii b-aiis
aii' longiug lor a oili- r trial of looiii-
Plaine's cha'i-r s, i vtu ;is iii.- i.e irt
longi th it'ler the w ui.r brooks, mid
that millions f II -iiibhc.to imnk
thatouee is enough, diid want no
more ot him.
The:c is no doiit t l i:t Mr. Jo'm A.
IjOfftu is thorointhly iii.-gu -n d with
the old ticket. He w:mts a m-w tick
et, with ttie p'ftir.iit. of u e-rl.iin
gloomy-vinagei!neii'!oe, ii.-id molls-tachiiM-d
warrioi at Hie top of it. lint
we fear liiut lro l,er li'ig-in's pn ! t
greatness w ill not ke p till lSh. The
oilier pai l of the old ticket is more un
certain, mon. iiiti liectually lesonrci'
fill, more cqidile ..( util e wabbling,
rretetld'd hihlfat'oii mid n-eiven,
moreexpeit in siihini:; on the line
edge of proba'-lllfie. llrotl.il lty, tli'tt
mine, inoii ii- admirabb' euro, .tin rsn
and compaei .ic.ss, in easily iomI up,
aud Oiice mii'b-tij, it. is made up lor
ever. Ilroilo r IS nine requi'es lnoie
lime, aud b:t. d. eisi iiis ale al wa stil -ject
to app -ill aul P ver-i d. M reovi r
tiis No bus a li;i" fciiiinme pi -.lily,
aud tnav ea.- ly he iiiteipreied as Vcs
cy his jdin.ieiH. I., oiler woide, to
bonow a tccbiiH hI jibnisi , I is an
uouueed di t- rmiiiatioiis areoht-u m(i.
ly coppend Uy peisoos who have
studii l m -ui'' s ad ins c ire ully.
UiOtfl'-r 15-allie, II id he rem. II. is f
td, med to waye away with Ih-ioj-ii re
fusal his enthusiastic p itttsans begoing
him ta le tbe Kepubhc'iii rai.didah ;
aud so the srdor oi his lreiids wus in
creaiwi, and ttiey furct d a Vcs out of
hi timid Jip-. ;d last. Perhaps tiny
may (Ioko :g-uu- -X1 now hd.-, he will
he, a he lim- ' Iderury mu
with ii sympathetic interest m polities
and l.olkiciai.H. II Mr. Cleveland's
'Administration turn out to U-ac-eat
suctnfs, P-ot'ier l!!aiue wool I 1111-douMe-dly
lling away anlbilioii, :md
giye lis wurmi t H "i" t ouie other
man. Mr. S '"' h-h A iL-uila
din-sil t care lo i ' put up to be belliell
sgaio: lilt Ic is -drtays llio". and
would take u keen interest iu couch
ing some iiomi'i"U youny-tet I ke
Our Own Kvsrt.
If things should I nd; bright for the
Kepul.lic itis, and if should re illy
make up his mind that i'. might be
worth while to 'ry aiiui, be might bo
able to have rollie g )"l r-po.i. ami
scjicoot th !r plopliel.V Ih.ise Kcpllh.
licalts who arc CD11VI..1 d t!'"t
dtad. IK1 dies hurd. N. V. Sir.
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