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A Truo Story of a Kontuoky
(Conttnuri fmm Mvttk.)
Miller willingly reccivod mo Into
his houso as an inmate, and seemed
pleased with the idea of making a
hunter of mo. Ilia dwolling was a
small log-house, with u loft or garret
of bonrds, so that tliero was ample
room for both of us. Undor his in
struction, I soon mado a tolerablo
proficiency in hunting. My first ex
ploit of any consequence was killing
a bear. I was hunting in company
with two brothers, when wo came up
on his track, in o wood whero tliero
was an undergrowth of canes and
grapo-vinos. Ho was scrambling up
a tree, when I shot him through tlio
breast; ho fell to the ground, and lay
motionless. The brothers sont in
their dog, who soized the boar by the
throat. lie raised one arm, and gave
tho dog a hug that crushed his ribs.
Ono yell, and all was over. I don't
know which was first dead, tho dog
J. W. Baker moved to Cartcrsvillo
Saturday tho 2flrd.
Mr. II. B. Wvlio is drilliuir a well
but has got no water yet.
Ratio Wylio will start in a few days
for Lebanon to visit relatives.
Rov. Parson preached at tho Bapt
t'st Church Sundav tho 17th: a lanro
flirs. way Wilson nas o loion on
her thumb, which has caused much
pain and must soon bo lanced for
tho third timo.
miss isarno ruts nnu joo wniiaco
wero married at tho homo of Win. Hy
ntls, Tuesday, tho 19th. A fow of her
friends wero present, and all enjoyed
Ralph Bingham mado us all laugh
at tho court houso tho l'Jth.
Miss Maggie Broaddus, who is
teaching at Irviue, will spend tho
holidays with her parents and friends
or tho bear.
By degrees I became known, and rrof- neJnId opened tho holiday
somewhat of a favorite among the entertainments here by giving his
hunters of tho neighborhood; that is P"P's a Christmos tree in tho chapel
to say, men who lived within a circle of hw Bchol MMIng.
of thirty or forty miles, and came Tho taking of tho Morro Castle
occasionally to see John Miller, who will le reproduced in tho M. E.
was a patriarch among them. They church Tuesday evening, tho gifts
lived widely apart, in log-huts and representing tho spoils,
wigwams, almost with tho simplicity Miss Amanda V. Walker spent
of Indians, and well r.igh as destitute, few days visiting Miss Minuio Gilbert
of the comforts and inventions of civil- this week, while on her way to Ind
lzed life. They seldom saw each lanapohs to visit relatives and attend
other; weeks, and even months would school.
. .11 1 ll 11H I
eiapse, wiiuounueir visimig. nnen Representative elect Wm. Harris
they did meet, it was very much after has finishod taking depositions for
the manner ot Indians; loitering ui8 contest MoTe lho Legislatu rennd
auout, an uay, wiiuoui uaviug mucn 8ay8) If j nm given a fair bearing, I
to say, but becoming communicative shall bo seated." Hon. Brutus Clay is
as evening advanced, and sittiug up managing tho case, assisted by Attor-
. i n i i i. r n i-ii? J
nan mo mgui ueiuru nm jire, telling uey Lowrv,
hunting-stories, and terrible tales of
the fights of the Bloody Ground.
Sometimes several would join in a
distant hunting expedition, or rather
campaign, .expeditions ot tnis kind
lasted from November until April,
during which no laid up our stock of
summer provisions. Wo shifted our
hunting-camps from place to place,
according as wo found tho game.
They were generally pitched near a
run ol water, and closo by a cane
break, to screen us from the wind.
Ono side of our lodge was open
towards tho lire. Our horses wero
hoppled and turned loose in the cane
brakes, with bells around their necks.
One of the party stayed at home to
waicn tno camp, prepare tiie meals,
find lrrwin nfT ihn wnlroa i)m nillc.ro
hunted. When a hunter killed a deer daughter moved into the house with
at a distance from tho camp, ho would ora,tn weeK BWore ,ast'
E. J. Benge has a fine supply of
Born to Mrs. Ella Hardy a girl.
Born to Thomas Smith and wife, i
J. II. Fredrick is working for Josi
James Davis moved on tothiscreok
from Knox county week before last,
Josiah Davis and Sarah Abnor wero
married Dec. 19.
Irvan Davidsons child died last
Tnigg Swafford, merchant, returned
Dec. 16, from a visit to Knoxville,
Mrs. Betsy Ann Eversole and
open it and take out the entrails; then,
climbing a sappling, he would bend it
down, tie the deer to the top, and let
it spring up again, so as to suspend
the carcass out of reach of the wolves.
At night he would return to the camp,
and give an account of his luck. Tho
next morning early he would get a
horse out of the canebrake and bring
his homo game. That day he would
atay at home to cut up the carcass,
whilo the others hunted.
By tho opening of spring we would
generally have quantities of bear's
meat and venison salted, dried, and
moked, and numerous packs of skins.
We would men make tno best ot our
way home from our distant hunting
grounds, transporting our spoils,
sometimes on horseback over land,
and our return would often bo cele
brated by feasting and dancing, in
truo backwoods stylo. I have given
you soma idea of our hunting; let me
uow give you a sketch of our frolick
ing. It was on our return from a winter's
hunting in tho neighborhood of
Green Rivor we received notice that
there was to bo a grand frolic at VI.
Mosely'8 to greot tho hunters. There
was uo other man within a hundred
jniles that could play a fiddle, so
there Was no having a regular frolick
without Bob Mosely. Tho hunt-
Dr. Wyatt is very busy attending
L. H. York's school closed at this
place last week.
Mrs. Polly Wyatt is visiting her
daughter at Tinker.
Miss Mattio Marion expects to
teach school in Manchester.
Mr. Wm. Murray and wife aro the
happy parents of a fine girl.
Lawrence Johnson has completed
his house, and moved into it.
Preston Fields returned from Pitts
burg whero he has been working.
Wm. II. Murray has a fine supply
of men's clothing, and expects moro
Sovoral young mou and ladies pass
ed through hero last week going to
Mrs. Liza Riggs has returned from
Tennessee whero she has been visit
ing her mother.
Helen Brigmau returned from Ot
ter creek Saturday, whero sho has
been teaching school.
Columbus Whittimore shot John
Spivy through tho arm last week,
lie claims it was an accident.
Mrs. Susan Ben go Is vory bus
Mr. J. C. Powell Iuih gone to Liv
ingston on n business (rip.
Mr. W. P. Sandlin of Dreyfus was
hero last week visiting friends and
Prof. Dickson of Livingston staid
over with your correspondent Monday
night ot last week.
Mr. Green V. Morris and Miss Ma
ry Morris wero united in tho holy
bonds of matrimony Dec. 14.
Mr. Jako Millor, John Gibson, and
two Messrs. Bates of Richmond slnid
at Mr. J. C. Powell's ono night on a
bird hunting trip.
Henry Click took n load of apples
to Berea Saturday.
Thos. Hayes, of Gray
visiting relatives hero.
James Robinson, of Sturgeon,
hero on business last week.
Solomon Adams and Miss Susan
Robinson wore married December 21.
Cash Powoll passed through this
icinity with a drovo of
Mrs. D. C. Sparks returned to
Drip Rock Sunday, after a two weeks
visit at her fathers.
Several of our boys and girls who
aro attending school at Berea, are
home for Christmas.
Miss Ollie Hatfield has returned
from a trip to Tennessee, and is
visiting friends here.
Jeffio French, our school teacher,
is very sick.
James Mullins and family are
away on a Christmas trip.
Mrs. Moore, tho noted horse back
vicinity a visit
KIUcl tijr Mm. Kat K. rct.iAM, teacher In
There must bo sotno radical and
growing departure from tho right and
best way of celebrating Christmas
when each recurring year wo hear a
larger number of men saying, "Well,
I II lo truly thankful whon this
Christmas business is over." Aud
they are led to this remark generally
by seeing their wives, mothors, sisters
or daughters reach Christmas utterly
tired out, with tho prospect of n seigo
of illness as soon as Christinas is over.
Now, there is always something
wrong when wo inako n burden of our
pleasures. And if ono of our sources
Hawk, in of ploasuro in tho calendar's greatest
gala day is derived from n feeling of
thankfulness that it is over, there is
something askow either in tho way wo
prepare for, or speud, the day.
Christmas is the last of all days
which wo should complicate. If tho
nrs, therefore, woro always ready to buying eggs, butter, aud so forth, for
givo him a share of their gatuo in ex- tho girls dormitory at Loudon
change for his music, and iioo was
always ready to got up a carousal
whenever there was a party returning
from a hunting-expedition.
(To U tvnlinutJ.)
I had dyspepsia fifty-sovon yoars
and never fouud pennant relief till I
took Kodol Dysjiepsia Cure. Now
I am well and feel liko a new man,"
writes S. J. Flemtning, Murray, Nob.
It is tho best digestunt known. Cures
all forms of indigestions. Physicians
everywhere prescribe it.
S. E. Welch, Jr.
Greon Lake was tho guest of Tom
Jones Sunday, December, 17.
Pino Grove school has adjourned
for five weeks on account of uffuirs at
Circuit Court, at McKoo.
Charlio J, Lako and John Drow
aro in the stave business, working for
C. P. Moore, of Welehburg, visited
his brother's school Friday, Decem
ber 11. He taught Pino Grovo
school for threo years.
Joo Griffin has a wator power
mill on Horse Lick creek, for grind
The littlo daughter of Tommy
Anderson has been sick for somu
timo, but is slowly improving.
Mrs. Susie Goforth, of Madison
county, is visiting her parents, Elisha
and Eliza Mullins, of this place.
W. C. Mullins is in tho cross tio
business near Livingston, and ex
pects to employ ono hundred men.
Littlo Gilla Harris has been very
sick for the past week, but is better
Miss Mamie Elliott, of Wiseman-
town, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Aunio
D. M. Click, of Kirby Knob, was
the guest of Miss Lilly Kindred last
Jno. A. Bicknell and wife are re
joicing over tho arrival ol a lino
eight pound girl.
Miss Lilly McWhorter, of Brass-
field, is visiting Marsh Kindred's
family this week.
Lula Kindred returned homo Sun
day after a month's visit with her
sister, Mrs. R. W. Harris, of Panola.
Louis Roulo, of Detroit, Mich., and
Miss Stanley Bicknell worn married
at the home of the brido's parents
December 19th. Tho bride and
groom will leave for Michigan in a
An election for County Judgo was
held Dec. 1 1.
several furmers are clearing new
ground for next year's crops.
Miss Tana Morgan is going to
Culdwell College uext session.
Gran Cornell is delivering a fiuo
quality of Caunel coal for so von cents
Several new students at the Acado-
my last week; the gonial Jim Begloy
is hero again.
Justus Bowling and Sherman Ev
ersole expect to start to Maysvillo af
Hiram Brock has closed his school
on Hirts Creek. All his patrons are
anxious to have him again.
Mrs. Maud Jeffries, formerly Miss
Maud Webb aud a student hero, died
week before last of typhoid fever.
Mr. Fritz Krugor has fiuishod tho
brick work on tho court houso uud
Eversolo's store aud left for homo.
Die vi us & Co. havo bought the saw
mill formerly belonging to Lewis &
Maggurd. They aro prepared to fill
Rov. Tyler of Campton is holding a
protracted meeting ut tho Methodist
Church. Rev. E. P. Size more is as
hogs last 1 simplicity was eximieu in ony
o I l!f t; i ii i .
uiu ut-r nvcu on cann u was in llio
life of Christ. No being over taught
tho sublimity of a simplo lifo moro
forcibly : no other lifo has shown tho
heights reached by simplicity of liv
ing applied to high idoals. Tho com
manding greatness of His life lies in
tho force of His absoluto simplicity
Because Ho lived all mankind rejoices
ou tho day of His birth, aud proclaims
it a day of congratulations, good
wishes and general merrymaking,
We givo presents to each other be
cause, through tokens of His lovo for
us, we have learned how to love
others. Love tokens: heart offerings
these are what wo call Christmas
presents; aud they aro only such when
they are given in the true spirit. Aud
ono of the complications of tho day
Edited by Mm. Kmia It. Yoct'M, Ifn of
.Normal !rtrtmnit. Ifc-rrn Cnllcfre.
There are so many goo I things
pressed into this littlo jioom of Alico
Cijry's that I want all tho boys and
girls who are out of school to set to
work and learn it by tho timo that
15KK) gets here, and try to livo by it
llio rest of their years.
For Young Folks.
Don't ever go hunting for pleasures.
Thoy con not bo found thus I know:
Nor yot fall a digger for treasures,
Unless with the spado and tho liool
Tho beo has to work for tho honey,
llio drone has no right to the fowl.
And he who not earned his money
vt ill got out of money no good.
arises here. The real meaning of tho
word "present" has been lost iu nil
too many casos: wo givo from other
motives man tno right ono: wo give
here from obligation; wo givo there
because others have given to us
wo give to fit tho conditions of those
upon whom we bestow, aud frequent
ly go uoyonu our means; wo give
where tho heart does not go with the
offering. And there we tako tho day
aWay from its setting; wo pervert its
meaning; wo are untrue to ourselves
and to others; wo place a burden oi;
ourselves; wo wear ourselves out try
ing to decide uot what wu would liko
to do nor what our hearts prompt us
to do, but what wo "must" do: what
wo feel wo ought to do: what will bo
expected of us.
Much as wo need simplicity in all
tho phases of our living, its greatest
need is sometimes felt at Christmas.
And it seems a pity that wo cannot
make a beginning there. Wo could
if we would simplify this question of
presents: if we would leave out of our
consideration all but the natural
promptings ot our hearts. If ever
material considerations should be dis
missed from our minds and lives it
should be iu connection with Christ
mas. If over our friends should see
our hearts our real inner selves it
should be on Christmas Day. Not
that wo should bo other than our real
selves ou other days. But as it is, wo
are not our actual selves on the day
of all the days when we should bo.
Tho ant builds her houso with her
Tho squirrel looks out for his mast.
Aud ho who depends ou his neighbor
ill never havo friends, firstor last.
In short, 'tis no bettor than thioving.
Though thief is a harsh name to call.
Uood things to be always receiving
And noverto givo back at all.
Aud do not put off till to morrow
The thing that you ought to do now,
But sot first the share in tho furrow
And then set your hand to tho
Tho timo is too short to bo waiting,
The day makoth haste to tho night,
And it's just as hard work to bo hating
lour work as to doit out right.
Know this, too, Ix'foro you aro older,
And all tho fresh morning is gone,
Who puts to the world's wheel a
Is he that will move tho world on!
Don't weary out with delaying,
And when you aro crowded, don't
Beliovo me, there's truth in tho saying,
"lliero always is room at the top,"
To coimcienco bo true, and to man
IMItcd t.jr 8. C. Mawin, l"rof.or ol limn
cnlture, llorra Collet.
Cowpens nml Holl Innovation.
A field of cowpeas has been very
linpplly designated "tho poor man's
bank," for iu common with all its le
guminous congeners, tho field p.M,
clovers, alfalfa, and a score of other.,
this crop has the jtower of Increasing
tho facility of tho soil upon which ll
grows. This fact has long boon iu
ceptod by farmero aud students of
agriculture, but until recent discm
eries in Germany and America it was
believed that tho chief function of
these plants was to pump up nilm
gen from lho sub soil reservoir to (he
surface by means of their long nutH
for tho uso and bonefit of succeeding
But experiments in the field and
laboratory for tt puroso of deter
mining tho causes of natural pirn
nomena havo taken tho placoof cla.-n
room philosophy aud spcculatio
reasoning. Within tho last twenty
years scientific workors have disco
orod that minute micro-organisms, or
bacteria, which livo withlu tho tissum
of the roots of leguminous plan'
toke up free nitrogen from tho gasei
in tho soil, just as tho higher plants
aud animals utilizo tho oxygen of tlm
air. The nitrogen enters into comb'
nation to form nitrio acid, which
uuiteri with tho mineral dements of
the soil to form nitrates, a kind of
plant foal exceedingly valuable to the
growing crop. Nitrogen, when iu
combination with other elements, N
an indispenaiblo form of plant an i
animal lood.biit the froo element can
uot be utilized, tincomhincd, by an
oi uiu mgiier organisms, small a
amounts of nitrous acid are formed
as a result of lightning dihchargi-t
and are washed out of tho air bv
rains, to bo iu part ahorlcd by tho
soil, and in part carried by rivers ami
drniuage waters into tho sea. Frv
nitrogen exists only In the air and iu
tho gnat-a of tho M)il, but as ammonia.
Keep faith, hope, and love in your nitrous and nitric acid, nitrite and
And when you havo dono all you can
Then you may trust for tho rest.
This column extends a heartv
Chritmas greeting to you all, with
wishes for a glad Now Year.
Let It Conic.
Whcthu (uu.hlnr, whether rain,
lrt It mm,
Whrthrrtorrotr, whrthr rln,
Lot It come I
It bjr (Ate jnu'rr ttrtr ken, try
Nut to Morrr, tnx, n.I lh
Sorrow"! ortAtilclnr. why,
Let It (Tract
Whn rrtir lilt (All thick An J (.t,
Let Ihetn enlur,
And flrmlr blowt IKo'i Umprtt LUut,
Let It (time!
Trlilt only male ui tronc,
Nrnrc u to wltlutaml lha wroar.
He It lf h, or trr, or wn(,
Vt It come t
Trotitlci come, ofl hinl to beir,
Let them come:
lUch and all tnuit bear a ibare,
Ift It come!
Ood the Father In lilt might.
Often worki beyond our litht:
What He do ! alraji right,
11 It rumr!
IlKMtr Auis liANi, Colletrlllll.
nitrates, it is present in varying nuan
lilies iu tho toil, tho unbroken rocks,
and tho waters of continents and
There aro a great many acres of
fanning land in the South in need of
renovation. Tho red uplands and
yellow clay-soils were undoubtedly
less fertile originally than tho alluvial
and black pntirio soils, and the nieth
otls of cultivation which formerly pre
vailed havo still further diminished
their productiveness. Inlhedavs when
every plantation numbered Its acre
by the thousand and labor was cheap
tho planter could affonl to clear oft"
tho uBtivo forest growth and bring
fresh fields into cultivation whenever
the yields of cotton aud tobacco fell
below what what was considered a
profitable figure. The old field, atrip
ped iu a few years of its accumula
ted store of humus,was abandoned and
allowed to grow to weeds and under
brush. Tho forest again spread
across it, and gradually, in tho slow-
course of half a lifetime, tho natural
enrichment of its surface soil by tho
growth of woodland grasses mado it
ready for another robbery.
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