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j-Fiprs & iMemoie.
c. Shoe Special
Saturday and Monday.
Ladies' Hue dongolt button
and ln"o shoes, patent leather
tip. plain toe and common
sense, regular $l..r0 grade at
Men's Calf Shoes
in baM and cone, globe
and French toes, Satur
day and Monday at
our customers tell us that our
shoes wear better than any
they have ever had. We are
greeted with these cheering
wrda every daj
means here tha the most ex
acting can be suited in style,
tit and finish. No middle
men's profits, but direct from
maker to wearer. Beautiful,
perfect .roods, and at prices
which will tickle your purse.
Fipers & McLemore.
THE BIO SHOW
Is now centered at our store. Come and see
our holiday dlwplay. Now good daily.
oetSJet Do an ins fc Ewino.
Ills worth your time to see our line of
Lamps. Never such a handsome line shown.
Then our prices are the lowest.
oetAfrtt Dohkixk t Ewixo.
Turkey will eat better, don't you think. In
oneof our beautiful Dinner Sets. Hee them.
mrl2t DouiUNS A Kwino.
le Very cheap at J. I. 8tkkkt Co.'h
Calls for Ijtrd Cans. Meat Cutters, Butcher
knives. We sell them
novWStt . Dohbins k Ewi.nr,
GKATKH AM) (ilUTH IIANKKTS,
1'lre Brick and Clay, Fresh Cement.
It J. P. 8tkekt A Co.
11 RATING STOVKS.
Airtight wood and coal burners You Ret
tire advantage of hard uoal and base burn
ers at half the price. Hoe them.
octant DoiiniNS A Kwiso.
IIo-t roiiKh Iron.
Meat. St ulTers.
It for sale by J. P. htkkkt A Co.
The largest and best selected toys; no
trash, and then our prices are the lowest,
novllillt Doiiiuns A EwiN'w.
j. a. titcqhb,
COLUM IU A, TENN.
Bl For Boys anfl Girls,
Mt. 1'leanHM, Maury County Tenn.
Pall Term lit-gaii August 31, 1897.
Hoard ."0 per Term.
Tuition froi ' " o 5 per month.
Students enter Vanderbllt University on
"Howard Institute is one of the very best
schools in all the patronizing territory of
J. H. K I ItKI-AND. Chancellor.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, l'enn.
H. S. HANNER,
Lawyer aud Court
rrarllce in AH CuurU.
Otllee with FiKiivm & Padgett.
sepS ly COLUM I1IA, TKXN.
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
And dealer in
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry,
Fine watch and jewelry
repairing a specialty.
Bethell Block, : COLUMBIA, TKND
Dr. m. P. Merrill,
Ollice over Dr. Williamson's office, Gar
5ITROUSOX1DB OAS FOK I'AIXLESS KX
TRACTION OF TKKTH.
Office IIouks 8:00 a. m. to 5:30 p. m.
0. P. RUTLEDGE,
Olfictr: Room 17, Masonic Building.
Specialties: Fire, Tornado, Plate
Glass. Employers Liability and Steam
Boiler Insurance. Janl5
J. R. Rryan, vs. N. llardey.
ff Pursuant to an order entered in the
above-styled cause, at the October term,
W, of the Chancery Court, at Colum
bia, Tennessee, notice is hereby given
to all creditors of the lirtn of llardey it
Bryan to rile their claims duly authen
ticated with the Clerk it Master, on or
before the Lab. of March, lSiW. .
1112 4i A.N. AKIN, C. A M.
German Mt the Athrnieiiin.
One of the inor.t enjoyable social
functions ot the season was given by
Mr. F. G. Smith in the study hall or
the Athenreum last Monday even
ing, complimentary to Misses Ruth
and Laura C. Martin, of Memphis.
The dancing was continued until a
late hour Mr. F. U. smith ana
Miss Laura Martin leadingwhen
the march was sounded, and In mar
tial tread the entire party marched
into the south hat!,, wliere a lung
table, prettily decorated and bounti
fully ladened with tempting refresh
ments, awaited them. "
While the refreshments were b
ing served, the young ladies of the
boarding department had a delight
ful little dance all to themselves
Those in attendance at the Ger
man were: Miss Laura C. Martin,
of Memphis, F. U. Hmith; Miss M.
Ruth Martin, of Memphis, Isaac
Hall; Miss Minnie Towler, John
Gant;Miss Daisv Towler, Allison
Webster; Miss Salidad, Mr. Joha
net; Miss Jessie Gilchrist, of Ala
bama. F. W. Evans; Miss Virginia
Carpenter, Ed. Math is; Miss Mina
McLemore, H. G. Evans, Jr.; Miss
Virginia Webster, Will Jonos: Miss
Ethel Hendley, J. Cheairs Mayes;
Miss Ida Litton, of Nashville, Lee
Farrell; Miss Annie Fleming, Joe
Borum; Miss King, of Chattanooga,
Wm. Evans: Miss Mamie Hodge,
Harry Hanna; Mis- Leigh Whlt
tliorne, Fred Gamble; Miss Olm
stead, of Chattanooga, J. Hough
Guest; Miss Eunice Lee. Will Tow
ler; Miss Bessie Lee, Ernest Far
rell ; Miss Florence Farrell, W. B.
Wooten; Miss Hotze, Eugene Long;
Miss Katherlne Wilkes, Frank
Bhoup; Miss Louise Dobbins, Char
ley McEnery, of Louijiana; Miss
Jean Dobbins, Drake Clopton; Miss
Louise Frierson, G. L. Coleman;
Miss Annie Evans, W. W. Moore;
Miss Katherlne Hatch, Andrew
Dale; Miss Sadie Sheegog, Dr. Bled
soe Brown : Miss Eva James, Con
nor J. Akin; Miss Dannie Louise
Smith. Frank Borum: Miss Cornelia
Jones, Innes Dobbins; Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. F. Quill, and Mrs. M. u. kodid,
of Mobile, Ala.; Miss Mary Johanet,
and Mrs. Frank H. Smith. Rovers:
Flem Sheegog, Sam Frierson, James
McGruder and Rufus Jackson.
Mrs. Rucker. Droved herself to be
an excellent caterer, in preparing
the menu for such a large assem
The young men gave a delightful
German in the Bethell House par
lors last Friday night, in honor of
the youug ladies who came to at
tend the Roberts Sheegog wedding,
Miss Eva James led In a graceful
manner, and the following couples
participated: Miss Virginia Web
ster, Ed. Mathis; Miss Minnie Tow
ler, F. R. Gamble; Miss Eva James,
H. G. Evans, Jr.; Miss Louise Dob
bins, Will Jones; Miss Katherlne
Hatch, Sam Frierson; Miss Ethel
Hendley, Charley McEnery; Miss
Virginia Carpenter. Allison Web
ster; Miss Mina McLemore, E. W.
Long; Miss Louise Frierson, W. A.
Dale; Miss Ruth Ma tin, F. W.
Evans; Miss Laura Martin, C. J.
Akin; Mi Sadie Sheegog, H. B.
Cochran; Miss Leigh Whitthorne,
Frank Borum; Miss Daisy Towler,
John Oant; Miss Katherlne Wilkes,
Jo. L. Hutton; Miss Hotze, G. L.
Coleman; Miss Olmstead, W. W.
Evms; Miss King, J. Hough Guest;
Miss Eunice Lee, Innes Dobb'ns;
Miss Bessie Lee, F. G. Smith; Miss
Fannie Louise Smith, Isaac Bill;
Miss Litton, Ernest Farrell; Miss
Gilchrist, J. Cheairs Mayes. Chap
eroues: Mrs. A. 8. James, Mr. and
Mrs. A. P. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. R.
An Klegant Itereptloii.
Tuesday afternoon from 3 till
r, Mrs. J. P. Street and Mrs. H. O.
Fulton were "at home to their
friends at their elegant residence on
Sixth street. The house was deco
rated in an elaborate manner,
chrysanthemums, potted palms and
ferns being the decorations Tor tne
front hall, while in the parlor the
rich tints of autumn mingled with
midsummer roses predominated,
and the soft, mellow rays from can
delabra added beauty to the scene.
Mrs. Street and Mr?. Fulton were
assisted in receiving and entertain
ing their guests by Mrs. Jos. M
Towler. Mrs. Chas. Forgey, and
Miss Bessie Dale.
Mrs. Street wore a gown of
heiliotrope brocaded satin, with
diamond ornaments; Mrs. Fulton
was elegantly attired in white
mousseline de soir over white satin ;
Mrs. Towler wore a handsome gown
of pink satin and white chritfon;
HAVE JUST RECEIVED
all new and
New York Cream
New York Oysters.
German Dill Pickles.
Breakfast Food. '
D'Brie aud Edam
Prices lower than ever.
1 r . I
I - ' ' ;' I
GOD LIVER OIL.
Recommended by piy- i
sicians and guaran-
teed to be superior to Jj
any patent prepara- M
Hon o f cod liver oil. Jw
If you have a chronic
cough or throat and
j $1.00 per bottle, Six for $5.00. 1
1 GEORGE S. ALCORN,
Mrs. Forgey's costume consisted o!
black satin, with canary trimmings,
and Miss Dale wore a pretty attire
of sheer white organdie over rose
The dining room was decorated
in an extremely lovely manner with
choice flowers, the colors of yellow
and white predominating. Refresh
ments of a most elegant and tempt
ing nature were served by ten young
ladies, who also dispensed punch to
the guests during the afternoon.
The event was one ot the greatest
successes or tne season, ana one
which will long be remembered by
those whose happy fortune it was to
be in attendance.
Miss Florence Farrell entertained
the Embroidery Circle Saturday at
luncheon, complimentary to ner
quests, Misses Clara Howe and Ida
Litton, of Nashville, and Misses
Bessie and Eunice Lee, ot uupiex.
An interesting feature of the even
ing was the diawing of different
animals on the blackboard, the
voung ladies being blindfolded at
the time. In this contest Miss Dan
nie Louise Smith won first prize.
An Informal reception will be
given-in the parlors of the Institute
on December (1 by the Current Topic
and the Saturday Nisrht Clubs, com
plimentary to Mrs. Ruth McEnery
Stuart, the well-known authoress.
The reception will follow immedi
ately after Mrs. Stmrt's reading in
the study hall.
The Topic Club will meet with
Mrs. E. S. Fowler next Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, and a fall
meeting is desired, as business of
importance is to be transacted.
Miss Mary Gant delightfully en
tertained the Embroidery Circle
Monday afternoon, complimentary
to the Misses Martin, of Memphis.
Miss Katherlne Wilkeswill enter
tertain the Embroidery Circle to
night, complimentary to Miss
Hotze, of New York.
Bird Dog Lost.
A black and white setter bird dog,
one year old, lost in town last week.
Information leading to ms recovery
will be liberally rewarded by F. G.
Mrs. VV. B. Burnett and children
and Miss Mattie Ham left this week
for Atlanta, Ga., their future home.
Rev. and Mrs. W D. Wendel have
returned from a visit to relatives in
The little child of Mr. aud Mrs.
Harvev Wilson had his leg badly
scalded Tuesday by turning over a
ot of hot water on hlmseir. it is
ioped that the little sufferer will
Mr. and Mrs Geo. Tullos, of
Thompson Station, spent several
days this week with Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Blair and family.
Mr.'Hop Dorris and family have
moved to the corner ot Galloway
and Thirteenth streets.
Mrs. J. R. McCloud and son Ned
and Mrs. Tom Martin, of Lynnville,
attended the Mooney Branch nup
New Goods Received Pally.
See our stock before you buy. We
have the goods, no trouble to show
them. (no2fi-2t) James Bros.
UNCALLED FOR LETTERS.
The following is the list of letterb re
maining In the post-oilice, for the week
ending Nov. 23, 1SH7.
Davis, Jno T
Frierson, J C
Hamon, J W B
Rut! edge, Wm
."Stanley, Miss E
Williams, Mrs K
Wilson, H H
Wilson, WO H
for the above letters
please say advertised.
- II. F
Fariss, P. M.
Jill. I.ATTA ACQUITTED.
Was Charged Willi Taking l'art
in the Election,
Rut Mr. Marker Fallml to KiIiik In Hi.
XVItiiiBN The Old Hoard Cine
At the instance of Jake Barker,
Mayor Nichols preferred charges
against City Marshal Jno. Larta
this week, for . taking part .and.
electioneering In the recent munici
pal campaign. The matter was
referred to the Police Committee
and came up for trial at the meeting
of the Board last Tuesday night.
Barker was notified to have his wit
ness ready, but this he failed to do,
saying that it was all hearsay with
him and he could not give the
names of any parties with whom
Mr. Latta had electioneered.
The Board thereupon proceeded
to try Mr. Latta, and examined the
following witnesses, whom the
Mayor, for the sake of an investiga
tion, causod to be subpceiaed:
Moses Lazarus, Then. Green, A. H.
Abbott, Maj. J. T. Williamson,
Francis Nichols, Bob Harlan. Jo
Towler, James Dalmwood and VV.
The charges could not be sus
tained, and Mr. Lttta was acquitted,
and thus elide tli another 'nash in
The present Board of Mayor and
Aldermen will meet to night aud
turn over the reins of government
to the newly elected Board, who will
proceed to elect four policemen; the
Recorder, City Marshal and City
Attorney holding over for another
Bank Stock For Sale.
On Monday, December 13th, t 12
o'clock, at the Court House door in
Columbia, we will sell at public
uuctfon to the highest and best bid
der for cash, $2000of Maury National
Hank stock belonging to the estate
of the latA Col. Ridley. This stock
will be sold in $1,000 blocks.
Ridley Bros. & Halliday, Ex's.
' Mil. HENDERSON'S SHORTAGE.
Tim Kx-Trutea li Indebted to tlie
County to the Amount of7,900 47.
Some time ago E. D. Looney,
Chairman of the County Court, and
W. B. Greenlaw, County Attorney,
were appointed a committee by the
County Court to investigate the
books of the former trustee, W. A.
Henderson, and to settle with him
and his bondsmen for any defi
ciency that might be discovered.
These gentlemen appointed W. C.
Whitthorne, W. F. Embry and Chas.
A. Bennett to make the investiga
tion, and after three weeks of labor
ious and painstaking work, covering
every entry and transaction of Mr.
Henderson's office for the years 1894
and 1895, it was discovered that Mr.
Henderson was indebted to the
county in the sum of $7,900.4(, and
so the' committee reported. Maj. J.'
T. Williamson, representing Mr.
Henderson, was present with the
committee during the investigation.
About $4,600 of this deficiency was
due the county tax fund and about
$2,500 due the school fund; the
amounts due the road, bridge and
other accounts being small.
There was some doubt as to the
liability of the bondsmen for a part
of this amount, and, to avoid au ex
pensive and tedious lawsuit, Messrs.
Looney and Greenlaw, under their
authority to settle the matter, com
promised with Mr. Henderson and
the bondsmen for $(5,500 to be paid
in cash on the 21st day of December.
Mr. Henderson has transferred all
of his money and property, even
that not subject to execution to
secure his bondsmen, and, while not
quite enough to make the entire
sum, will leave the amount to be
divided between about thirty-five
bondsmen rather inconsiderable.
The Telephone Case Charley Johnnon
Gelt IS 'J Yearn in the l'en.
In the damage suit of H. G. Evans
against J. H. Lee & Co., of New
York, damages to the amount of
$1,231 was assessed against defend
ent. John Gaines was sent to the
work-house for 7 months on the
charire of larceny.
The cases against Mrs. Stone and
Walker Btone were continued to the
next term of court.
German Terry was given 8 months
in the work-house on the charge of
assault and battery with intent to
Argument was heard on the de-
murrer filed by defendant In the
case of State of Tennessee and rela
tors vs. Leland Hume, Lessee, and
the demurrer was overruled by
Judge Williams and the defendant
allowed until December 15 within
which to make answer.
Charley Johnson, colored, was
given 32 years in the penitentiary
on the charge of rape. The deed
was committed several weeks ago.
at the point of a pistol, on Josie
Bunch, colored, near the county
In the case of State vs. John
Fowler, ior muraer, aeienaant was
found not guilty. Fowler killed a
man by the name of Ingram, several
miles from Columbia, more than
I two years ago. He was tried in this
court and sentenced to the peniten
tiary, and an appeal was taken to
the Supreme Court.' -Tie Supreme
Court reversed the decision and
ordered that he be given a new trial.
At this trial it was proven to the
satisfaction of the jury that Fowler
was justifiable in the killing.
. The case of State vs. J. A. Turner,
for murder in the first degree, was
continued to the next term of court,
and defendant was released on a
Robt. Terrilt and Geo. Ricka were
given three and four months respect
ively in the work-house, for larceny.
Joe Jones, . alias Hill Bass (col
ored), was giveu 30daye in the work
house for larceny.
You can find what you want
and theprice is always right.
Ladles' Jersey ribbed, fleeced lined
vests, taped neck, good weight,. 15c
Ladies' white Jersey ribbed, fleece
lined vests, 23c.
Ladies' ecru Jersey ribbed, fleece
lined vests, 22c.
Ladies' ecru Jersey ribbed, fleece
lined pants, 22c.
Ladies gray Jersey ribbed, fleece
lined vests and pant, 24c.
Ladies' extra size Jersey ribbed
vests aud pants.
A full line of Ladies' fleeced and
Jersey ribbed wool vests and pants.
Children's union suits, 25o each.
A full line of children'. vests and
pants, wool and cotton, from 6 cents
a garment up.
Infants' cotton and wool vests, all
Infants' caps and hoods, large stock
cheap.- - '
Ladles' black flpeced lined cash
mere gloves. 14 19c. 24c to 39c pair.
Ladles' and Children's wool mit
tens. 8c pair, up.
Infants' wool hose, 5c to 15c pair.
Misses' wool hoes, 14c to 24c pair.
Ladies' black and gray wool hose,
15c to 25o pair.
Ladies' black fleece lined hose, 10c
14c, 20c, 24c to 39c pair.
Ladies' cotton hose, 5o pair, up.
Children's cotton hose, 6o pair, up.
Men's undershirts, l5o each.
Men's heavy gray and white un
dershirts and drawers, 25o each.
Men's ribbed fleece lined under
shirts and drawers, 24c each.
Men's heavy corded fleece lined
undershirts and drawers, 75c suit.
Men's heavy gray fleece lined un
dershirts and drawers, 75c suit.
Men's fancy wool fleece lined un
dershirts and drawers, 9oo suit.
Men's gray wool fleece lined un
dershirts and drawers, 49c each.
Men'a wool undershirts and draw
ers in trrays, white and fancy goods,
09c, 74c, 85c to $1.00 each.
Boys' undershirts and drawers,
gray or white, 19c and 24c each.
Men a cotton sox, 5c up.
Men's wool sox, 10c to 24c pair.
Men's cashmere sox, gray, black
or tans, 20c and 25a pair.
Men s sweaters, 44e, 90c to $1.75
Call here for your button photos
With everv 25c worth of Lenox
Soap, 1 box No. 5 Bluing; FREE.
Urand V s wonder Hoap 5c.
10 lbs Coffee $1.00.
New Hominy, (Jrits, Rolled Oats,
Evaporated and Bun-dried Fruits of
all kinds, everything at the very
lowest prices, at
Watson & Baix's.
Citizens' Phone 5. ;it
OVER THE COUNTY
Photo buttons, 2 for 25c at Young's.
Bargains in shirts at Henry Gross'.
Ho? cholera is again prevalent in
the Bigbyville neighborhood.
Call on W. J. Guest & Co. for pure
country lard. It
A.'L. Leftwlch has been appointed
postmaster at Hampshire, vice T. E.
Buy your shoes at Henky Gross".
Miss Ella Cox, of Columbia, is
visiting her mother's family here
Giles County Record.
F. M. Dale of Columbia, Tenn., is
registered at the Gayoso. Mem
Bargains In clothing at Henry Gross'
Mr. Albert Newman, with his
wife, of Florida, is here looklmr over
the phosphate fields with a view to
Remember that W. J. Embry &
Co., always have money to loan on
real estate mortgages. nov20 2t
Mr. WTarren, of Nashville, after a
visit to her parents, Mr! and Mrs.
Hoge. left Monday to visit relatives
In- Columbia. 'Franklin Review
Appeal. While In attendance at the Chris
tian Endeavor meeting at Lebanon,
Miss Beulah McCain, of McCain's,
sprained her ankle, and has since
been confined to her room.
Miss Loulie Loftin'and Mrs. Paul
were caught In a runaway accident
several days ago, in the Bear Creek
neighborhood,- and considerably
bruised but not dangerously hurt.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
W. (). Gordon to Geo. W. Mahon, 2
tracts land in'AHh didt., fl:i".
C. B. Buchanan to Dixie L. Buchanan,
lot in Spring Hill, gift.
V. V. Williams to J. O. Watson, (it
acres in 4th diat., $200.
V. Taylor to B. F. and E. C. Taylor,
4.17 acres in fith diat., gift.
Lawrence County Lumber Co., to D.
. j. Aiuerson to jno. is
30 acres in 17th dist., JHi'UO.
v. j. Alderson et al., to Jno. B. Alder-
son;za acres in mn aist , $..W.34.
j. w. Kinder et al., to U. E. GrlmmetL
93 acres iu tlnd dist.. $t)50.
Columbia and Mt. Pleasant Turn
pike Co., to J. U, Carpenter A Co., right
of W ft v i (!,ilo0
Mrs. I. U Hanguss et al., to Mrs. A. J
Mangrem,18HiacTesin dist., $1,100.
Martha L. Cathey to Elders of Church
of Christ, lot in 2nd distM value received
W. U. Weatherford to W. B HubbelL
4 acres in 7th dist,$Uoa-
W. L. Miller to J. M. Jones lot In
Columbia, $-3.43. '
, W. E. Peden to M&rv Ann Psn i
In 7th dist, gift. ' "
1 - Mary E. hockhtaft to S. II. William.
interaJtiaUud iaa)th.uit., $i7ov
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by doing a little work at home for the Youths'
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Harden Street, between 7th and 8th.
Columbia, : Tenn.
Telephone No. 72,
Dr: rr. M. BIDDLE,
t'OLUMKI. 'I KN N .
Office: Corner High and Eighth Streets
Ollice hours: 8 to 103 to 4.
Sevent h Ptreet, Next to MethodlM
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ill work and periecls'itlstaction guaranteed
RAILROAD TIME TAHLK
LnuUvilla and Nashville Division.
No. ! leaves 5:87 p. m.
No. 4 leaves 6:22 a. m.
No. 8 (Accommodation) leaves... 6:50 p. ra,
No. 8 " " leaves... 8:80 a. ra.
No. 8 (fast line) leaves 10:32 a. m,
No. 1 (fast line) leaves 11:45 a. m
No. 7 (Gallatin and Decatur Ac
commodation) leaves... 9:20 a. m
No. 5 (Pulaski Acoo'n) leaves.... 6:55 p. m
Nhvlll ami V lorence Division.
No. 21 Accommodation, leaves... 10 :H0 a. m
No 22 Klorenoe Accommodation,
betw'n Tuscumblaand Co
lumbia, arrives 5:35 p. m
Nashvlllt. Chattanooga A St. Louis Rail
- rnad- Duck Klver Valley Division.
No. 1 leaves , 0:80 a. m.
No, S lea vet 8:80 p. m,
No. 1 arrives 6:00 p. m.
No. 2 arrive.' 6:20 a. m.
Close connection is made with through
trains on the Louisville and Nashville and
(treat Southern Kail road
ALL TANGLED UP.
I.amentabln EffHett of a Liwuult on a
"Moodgorning, mentlegen! Dice
nay !" politely saluted a pale, Intellectual-looking
man, as he passed
the Ruralville tavern, on the porch
of which the landlord and drummer
"Great Scott I Wha t on earth is the
matter with that man I" asked the
commercial traveler in astonish
ment when the passerby was out of
hearing. "That is the most pecu
liar impediment I ever heard of a
man having in his speech. Who is
"That is Lawyer Broad head," re-
fdied the landlord. '.'He was the
eading attorney in the case of
Hitchcock vs. Hotchkiss, which was
tried last month, and in repeating
the names of the plaintiff and de
fendant over and over he got his
speech all tangled up, as you no
ticed, and hasn't been able to get it
8traign:enoa out yet."
"Ah! And what was the nature of
"Well, Hitch I mean Hotchkiss,
ran a store over yonder on the corn
er, where you notice that a building
was burned down, and Hitchcock
bought him out, paying him a sum
in cash for the store, fixtures, good
will and accounts, just as they stood,
all in a lump, and when he exam
ined the books he found that Kich
tlat is, Hotchkiss, had been keep
ing his accounts in such a novel
fashion that he couldn't make head
nor tail of thorn.
"The merchant has a very short
memory, and when he couldn't re
call a customer's name ho just
charged the goods to some peculiar
ity in the appearance of the patron,
and as a result he had accounts
against the 'one-eyed man,' 'the
lady who talks fast,' 'the queer
looking fellow with the lame dog,'
and so on. Naturally, there are sev
eral one-eyed men and rapid-spoken
ladies and queer-looking fellows in
the vicinity, and Kch er er the
purchaser of the accounts met with
denials of the charges on all sides
when he attempted to make collec
tions. "Thereupon he sued Hotchkiss I
mean the other fellow and lvoch
er ah! the man he bought from
fought back. He said he had sold
everything just as it stood, and
Hotchkiss er h'tn the purchaser
had no rightful kick coming. Law
yer Broadhead went into the cane
with ill hismight and made a thrill
ing and eloquent speech, in which
the names of the plaintiff and de
fendent were repeated so often that
he got tangled up till he couldn't say
'em straight to save his life. Th"
jury got all snarled up, too, and
brought In a verdict for Kisscock,
and then tried to change it by say
ing they meant Hotchcock. The
Judge endeavored to set them
right and got tangled up himself,
and Kitchkissftd aud Kickhosed till
he got mad and threw the case out
"And how did Messrs. Koch that
is, Kiss erer" began the drum
mer. f "Why, Koshkick I should say
Klshkosh," answered the landlord.
"Aw, whatever their confounded
names were!" growled the drum
mer. "How did they finally set
Hlsh er-Koek's I mean Kick"
"Pshaw I Let's change the sub
ject!" "All right! I wan just going to
say that the store burned: down the
night after the Judge ruled the case
out of court, and most of the con
tents, including the accounts, were
destroyed. A portion of the good
were saved, though, and those Law
yer Broadhead gobbled for his fees.
Looks kinder like rain off in the
northwest, tk8u't it?" St. Louis