ff N AND COUNTY.
rlly Mornluif, Dec. 17. 1879.
A VDAK, PAID IK ADTAKCK
Mail and Express
Mail and Express
7:38 A. M.
7:46 P. M.
v. Dr. J. V. Hoyte, of Nashville, will
i in the Presbyterian Church of this
next sabbath. He is a fine preacher.
I i:N A t. I M E LLIUEHCE.
!eSmithson was here Monday.
vet-ling of Pulaski, was In town Satur-
i ( ;. Baxter, recent candidate for May-
ouisvine, was liere the oilier day.
'lurk Tindall and wife expect to go to
t aooiu the first or January. iney
main until winter is over.
?usie C. an intelligent and excellent
i'advof our town, and Miss C of
reuiioe, left here the other day for
P. II. Craig, the accomplished Clerk
'hancery Court at Waynesboro, was
ii yesterday, on hi-i way to Nashville
worth of railroad bonds print-
li'.lon. of V irginia, who married one
J.ucius J. l'olk s jieerless family oi
rs, nils ik:ii isiiiiiu .llijor ..
is n ti other relatives.
S. Xf. Steele and his amiable wife
autiful little children, all of Kash-
iv l)een out here this weeK, aitenu-
siek eout-h of Mrs. Steele a venerable
Mr. Henrv Fnssell.
ivul t. ixirteh ami J. 11. .Morris win
Texas on the 27th of this month.
i ris will tuke his family with him.
rtch lias an interesting singing
t McCain's school, and will leave as
it is out.
II. Kmerson, of Graves count', Ky
last week visiting Fountain Creek,
m native county. lie left herein
says Columbia has grown so he
nt have known it. He thinks Mau-
' v the grcutcst county in the world.
1. S. Thompson and lady left for
-sisslppi home a few days ago. The
; eep-i his Tennessee looks very well,
s wit.; why, tier handsome appear-
sixikeii of bv everybody at the
last week. 1 here never was a nner
i the county than her noble fat her s.
r and his wifu may leve Maury
ray, but l hey ill be sure to come
A KO V -N" It TOW N .
lown a nineteen pound shovel-cat
. i berry.
loud of turkeys passed through
day ironic Noulli.
y large uuinlier of turkeys are be-
;ht to town lor I hristmas.
lames & Son have a inagnlllcent
finches and lew"l ry.
.larsln.ll Latin has been verj' busy
si week col iect llitt water tax.
h lieon Hand went a serenading
night. They made splendid music.
a number oi nre-craeKers were
iicsilay night. Christinas is com-
Tani and Bird Sing. Iioth colored.
I t i.Mi and cost for lighting Thurs-
! i , funeral undortakor, has moved
nre hoiUL' next to Chpppell t
Ill's li verv stable.
-inland ix.pulnr dipt. Gilford is
or Kdsall .V: McKweii, one of our
. YV. ( h.-rry, while cutting with a
i h -s sho) last Saturday, accideut-
iv elal to learn that I.illle,
of Mrs. Sims .Martin, who has
sick for several weeks, is rapidly
s a. m. pa enger train was three
liinie yesterday morning. It
e.l on t.me at this place for
-k a Itiishton liavo moved their
to the puhlie siiuare, next door
Tucker's, and in ihe house lately
Mrs. M. Kiishton.
ilwiiulil and her daughter, of
ssec. are visiting Mr. 1. l Chap-
. Mrs. Cart wright is tlie niotli-
happell's excellent wife.
4 tuiicu elecu-n api. j. o. nivir-
Altoinev. .V tlrst-rate apis)i iil-
nl. -MuidIiv will mane an anie
I earelul attorney lor tlie town.
nilav-si-hooi pupils of tlie M. K.
i -eled in i-asli, last ween, lor
litireh II.IHI. Clark Hodgecol-
iliSi 11 ami Tuiumie Rains about
we see a liiamiinceiii wrecu oi a
g on the si reel a man full ofge-
ul wear.- almost cf)iivertel to
icH's (ioi iiiuc: make it siuklen
w lo make a ili-on of whisky.
nl s new store bouse, next door
o'li-l IS.U1K, is lif-l -ig pusueu rail-
M U-ti.in. He is liuiltllng it sjec-
IIUI .V .fru , V i-'I ii itri aii.-..
love into it by the nrst oi janua-
ileriuloii arul I'ost maMer W. N.
ully played one thousaml
leh re" wit h .Ji-sst" S. Harris and
li e." Mr. II n-' is slid Ills pari
ng b-.-n considered tbe b-st
iwu. When I tie uaniu enueu .nr.
1 '-ule invincible were live
; l.t'lyiif our lown recently re-
r li-oin n gentleman written in
i-ofthe I'liitlese. She HUplKwi-n
tutu the washing business Willi
on the Pacific coast, and thus
r language. He used to be called
mest mini in i oluiubla, and is
i- m1 window will prouaniy ij
ic new .Melliodisi i.nureii 101 t-x-Miiiisk'.
Ililk. who was, we le-
e Mi-ttiod st Ian II. Mr. M111II
Ii- have received a nunils-r of
..1 IIS. and it is thought that
life all the windows will be tak-
,.,tisr I'm mi tb'S.
r Mavor shows himself worthy
lis pn-decessor, ami Is starting
- track. (in lliutMlnj- night
riieniMilea tourof the town at
k, and found a policeman asleep.
,,.i'm i,is. fit ut before the
.tne niirhl. iiikI the vote stood
i issiil Ii; against liis dismissal, 4;
In-!, while the freight train go-
as switching at the depot, )ett a
led with railroad Iron on the
I' I he switch, and the !!:. A. M.
id passenger train in coming
em-veso fast, the engineer did
i- ! tinietostou his train.
no Hie tar, slightly damaging
in several places.
Kit HI E OI NTT.
lopton's tine Colswold buck was
le.l !v some unknown person
:hl. lie paid Captain Gibson SoO
's. Cooper reei'iitly killed ten
ninllest of which weighed 21
est pounds. The largest hog
ns and six mouths old.
. McDowell, lawyer larm'T.kiU
live hogs, eight months ok),
1 pounds or neir an average of
Tiiev were bloixled llerksh ires,
w h it Maurv County can do.
Thomas, ol Knob Creek, killed
"oiitheliih ins! .which weighed
tig up all night. :'.."" pounds,
ten months old. and the others
i ten to eighteen liioliths. Tbey
l.etween Herkshires and W'o-
lawsuil is tried before James A.
i , his wile, wl o Is n most ex,-pn-ptires
dinn -r for all tlie par
Aedncs iav u hen Tucker was
lames M. AlKliews, his at store
s,-. bis wife had a regular oamp-
iii'ng is all Hie go nt Carter's
n l.nst l-riuav ine iinn.-ii .
.and bid a two hour's race.
iii. ii an. I bovs partteip ite.1 in
I a livelv tine- th. y had. They
ve a big race Friday night next.
- c.iged for the time.
mi was received from W. N.
erd.-y, slat mg that the Senate
ed bis appointment as postmas-
'o'.-ct to take advantage of Mr.
, vou bad betlc-r make haste
ph tuies taken. There is no
in lie-Southern Stales,
eil U . Smith and auotner
tl'lickuiiin county, brought W
. t,e other day, and shipped
.shviUc. it wius thousht tliey
"i. ....... .li.aullill
.. Mvrlle. i.-.i in i"e .......
v i'euiiess.'e lady, nnd made
of his new story, entitled,
i.. Wi, man. i '
..,..11 has sold forty
Viss Evans is jH.pioui in
. ..,.. 1 1... w . ill
siderisl by compe-
he not only he r bc-st w ork, but
leriea" not ei.
........... .ilrin.. toll
"n -...1 '-'those." It is
i,. t brush such nonsense out of
. i,.w been raisisl on inliMi and
-,nii i -.""'-".
i' Martin was in town Satur-'.,s'li.-sh
and rosy as of yore, and
., i.i i... i.n,l .include J the
,i ....t ili.nl to lose t wo great
" .... i.u ...,i vioe-Pr-sulcni
. ...i.l not die. He said he
...... i I...... to get well remain
...... .,1 i. the chimney comer
wilev. and he lived
ill.. For many years Ixffore
-us known as a great hog raiser.
...ii hog wius the blue Iioi
' on he became a re.
.. . .....I pot rid of his blue hogs.
. ..'la sow that had blur pigs.
II I he sow and spey t he pigs
".... i..,.;, .i.iil Mail. Colum
. ...;.t Messrs. David Staples
idi-ews have formed a partuer-
... Mini! Ish an apinrt,
. ...s been a con espondeiu
and Mr. Andrews is He
; County 1W Keeper a
- suc ess of the .-liter .
' i,s thev arelK.tli practK
; Morl.i. ltumr tia.
.... .Aof the enterprise al-
s they are Is.th practical lx-e
11 . .... .'..IHf fVl.
nJ M.fJa.m s Gamble, Esq., J
I . v. n if she were not, to ;'';
...l -consort" instead of a w ife,
nui.l io make h.r very sick
U..r of the .-i .llr thus seeks
i . v to Injure the health ...fan es-
tan-j i lc-nn.l f.fizem- -
nnolleti Hiig la.lv is amply slll-
t i.e. of i lie i.-ccnt European
tiiat the tool killer still liugers
,ir..w .1. Polk nd her aceom-
liter. Miss Keb.-eea. left a few
t... cii.-i-e her dallgkiter.
,,.11 e and her sou Mr. Van Polk,
er preparing foroxlord i niter
...it t.,..k. ns rarit-s in Jtaly
some l.ods of red IM-pper.
e"1 . - ....1.. ,.,uuir
1I.-..V1 I. IKII.IIIIII
fine rattlesnake, and
si olU-sl police; be has has been
noticed In all the trading paper of the
Union, and was named by our Mayor for
the editor of this paper. He will probably
Mthe first rattlesnake that has been In Italy
hi least for a thousand yean or o. The la
dies left on the night train, and while they
were waiting at the depot. His Honor the
Mayor, nan me splendid Helicon Band in
readiness, and serenaded them ere they left
ior,iue uiue skies 01 Italy.
J. Frank Tree nffera flue Carriages.
Buinrles at reduced rates.
Tyler fc Willlffms warn those indebted to
them that If thev don't nay up by the 16th
oi jany, tneir account or note ui oepui
out for collect Inn.
ComstocTt & Rusht a have removed their
large and attractive Bookstore to the house
formerly occuoied by Airs, itusmon a mini
nerv establishment, on the square.
Tucker & Latta announce a very attrac
tive programme in the Confectionery lino.
Hhncklett Co. nave a iree cornsuener
which shells 22 bushels in IK minutes.
Nat.. Hoiman savs he has Dretller Christ.
mosthings lor tne children man anyoouy.
James t Hon say they will aell their at-
troc Ive slock of Jewe rv ior ten percent.
less than Nushville prices during the holi
T. J. Helm lias sold out to M. P. Bowen
We regret to lose Tom, but we welcome Mr,
iwweii among our ousiness men.
Dealt! of Wood nan.
Mr. Henry B. Fussell. one of our oldest and
most resiected citizens, died at his resi
dence in this place W'edn. sday morning at
one o'clock, after a severe illness of some
weeks duration, lie has been afflicted I ir
many years. He was born on the 8th of
January, lsib, in Granville Count v, N. C.
and moved to Maury County in 1H12. He
professed religion in his . outh. and joined
tne Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He
was a charter member nf the C P. t!hurMi
io Columbia, and was the oldest member at
his death, He was a bard working, iudus
trious man. and although deeolv afflicted
for many years, he reared a tine family of
uaugiiters, and one noble son, our present
a oie Attorney Ueneral. Mr. russell was
w idely Known for his benevolence, though
ne wasanvtnine but ostentatious in aianiav
ing it. He was kind and charitable, and al
ways delimited in dome eooa. Kev. Jl. A.
Jones, the pastor, preached an affecting ser
mon at tlhe bouse, and a very touching
scene took place at the grave: the colli n-1 id
was removed and the family came up and
aisseu i ne caun sleeper good-Dye.
A Fatal Difficulty.
John numinace was killed near Kedron.
in tins county, last t rlday at li o clock, by
Win. F. Tucker. The difficulty took place
l jiaiaani iiunson s snop. ine parties nau
nau a 'linicuity la tne summer and were
outs with each ot her. Rummage rode up to
the shop and lound Tucker there, and after
some words passed between them. Tucker
weni to the shop aud got his single-barrel
shotgun, which he brought to tlie shop with
mm, anu men luimmage commenced ap
proaching Tucker, and Tucker backed back
alsiiitlteii or lilteen leet with Rummage fol
lowing with iiolhing in his hands, until
Tucker got near some brush, when he nred.
me loan siriKlug Mumage in Ins ieit Drenst,
and Killing mm instantly. After tne killing
diet that I ucker killed him in self defense.
When Tucker shot. Rummage was almost
near enough to him to touch him. Tucker
was at the shop having some work done.
A fu-r Tucker shot he droDoed his gun and
left r uining leaving his hors fcc. at the
shop. Tucker was tried Wednesday before
.lames M. Andrews. Esci.. and acouitted
Rummage was a brother to tlie Rummage
that Goler killed. Tucker is related to the
I uckers in this place, aud is a very popular
man in his neighlsirbood. At the trial,
Tucker was defended by James A. Banders,
Esq., and prosecuted by Robt. M. McKay,
V fitch Un me of t'lieas.
A match of chess is being played between
Nashville and Columbia, iutersoersed with
sallies of wit and doggrel. The modesty of
ine couuioianis uenied us tne publication
of the wit, but we give the game as far as it
nas progressed :
K. P. to K. 4.
U- P. to Q,. 3.
o. II. P. to (J. B.3.
K. Kt tttK. B.3.
ti. B to K. Kt 5.
U. R. takes Kt.
K. B. toK.2.
K. P. lo K.I.
K. Kt to K. B. S.
K. ii. to Q. Ii. 4.
O. Kt to o. II.
V. 1'. lo O. 3.
it. II. P. lo R.
(J, takes It.
POLICIC t Ol UT.
Again we nnd ourselves in the ran. to see
the trial ol our fellow-man, as he is carried
up Before the "Boss." He seems well to
know for he lias been there before that he
will meal '-I Hcl Fifty and Cost." He calls lor
tlie "tin," and as he sees It come in, he
knows that his gain is our loss. He pities
us sir, i mi i me -iin ii musi go io "Uia puty
and Cost." We must feather the bed for
"c Md Ffty V big head, or the office will come
io an euu; so just say no more, Dill go out at
the door, and borrow from some kind friend.
Hunt long for the cash, if it shortens vour
"bash," and don't be a growling "old boss;"
go home you dad, and quit being so bad
for you know "Old Fifty and Cost.'
iteveiend i nanes G. Ca-sar, the well known
woman suueezer. and tlie head of tbe
"Knights of Prusy" lie got him a sword,
and bursted lier gourd, so he went to the,
calabcMisey. Tile darkies they kicked anil
they cursed; swore that lie should and he
must "come out of that 'are jail;" so they
found oueanother, put their kinks together.
and took him out on b ill. "Rev. Taylor.
come this way, and we will hear what you
would say," sai.i "Old Fifty ' to the colored
f;ent. "Five dollars you must p-, la all I
utve to say; so take out this African scent."
Charles Cu-sar he went with his head low
lient be growled and seemed ready to bite;
bulCbarles, colored man, lietter pay if you
can, forpreacbers ought n't to fight.
a. ltoini comes up, as isuu as a pup, mat
barks liehind a door; he pays down the
money, which wasn't so funny, and re
solves to go there no more.
Norvice ol Sonar.
Ir. W. A. Smith made substantially tlie
following remarks, last Sunday evening, at
the Service ol Song:
IiAiuf.s and Gentlemen: A great deal is
said nowadays aliout the fine -arts, aad ev
ery inwly is ready to admire the iieaumui in
art and nature. Hence, we are ermitted to
compare one tine art witli another. Tlie
statue may glow wit n oeauty ana nring us
into the presence of other ages, out yet it is
wanting in life, and so is destitute of that
which is a chief source of attraction.
When we look upon a grand picture, by
some renowned artist, we may be charmed
with the coloring, the lights and shadows.
But our lenthetlc nature is not satisfied; for,
as we turn away, the conviction is forced
upon us that t he picture is dead, aud though
it has many beauties, yet it Is wanting in
the poetry of motion.
Mtand lor a moment, m tnougnt. ix-iore
some triumph in architecture, aud study
the massive pile, rroni foundation to pin
nacle. What genius has been displayed in
its structure-! What talent in joining the
different parts together! As artists we
scarcely inquire Into its usefulness, Isn-ause
Ciecro and ot hers have forever settled the
quest io l that the useful and the beautiful
are not the same, l et architecture wltn all
of its glories is destitute of life, and so there
art exulted thoughts which it cannot ex-
iress, and a high part ol our nature whlcn
t is powerless to satisfy.
For many years, literature has occupied
an exal.ed place among the fine arts, and
t he same, ol course, is true of music. But
unless I am mistaken, there is no fine art,
which is superior to sacred music. Here
poetry and music are uniUHi, and while the
other arts are devoid of life, there is no emo
tion of t he human soul which cannot be ex
pressed by .sacred music.
Viewed iu their most interesting aspect.
tlie tine arts are imiHirtant elements of cul
ture and progress. They bring us into the
presence oi wonderful achievement anu en
courage men in their admiration of the
It has been said that we can judge of the
culture, in any community, by its amuse
ments. It Hie amusements are low and friv
olous, culture has teen neglected; while on
t he ot her hand, it amusements are elevated
In their character, they are a sure index of
culture ai. 1 refinement. Granting this to
Is-true, .emay form a very good opinion
about t he people of Columbia, as they are
not to he found, this evening, wandering
aliout the streets in idleness ir in search of
pleasure, but have assembled with much
unanimity, in this Servioo of Song. Here
tlie Young Men's Christian Association lias
oncneil a lileasant and profitable way of en
joying part of every Sabbath afternoon, and
It speaks well lor our people, tnai tliey are
ncouraging it with their presence anu witn
Miice Iiiese exercise oiened, a lew mo
ments agn, t he Chairman of the meeting in
vited me to make an address. I was strong
ly tempted to decline, as I had no time lor
tlie necessary preparat ion, hut I remembered
that, last Sunday, the Rev. Mr. Jones made
a speech, in which he eloquently enforced
the inscription on elsons famous stat
ue in Liverpool, that "England expectsev-
ery man, this day, to do his duly," and from
tills text, ne persuaded us mat to expects
every one of ns to do his duty. With these
thoughts before my luiud, I could not re
fits" to accept the invitation, though I am
afraid that, under the circumstances, my
t noughts will be presented In a rambling
and clist-onuccicd manlier. Should this
actually be the case, 1 trust that you will ac
cept t his apology, and be as considerate as
Mssllile in forming your judgments.
This evening, as usual, we have the pleas
ure of welcoming a large numlier of ladies
ill our Service ot Song; and as they have fa
vored us Willi their presence and approving
smiles, I am reminded of what tlie ladies,
in other parts of i.nr country are doing for
the Young Men's Christ Ian Associations.
A ris-cnt liuinlwr of I he New York Chris
tian observer states that the ladles of New
York, like tbe ladies iu other places, are
ct.iniMisisi of two classt-s; the talkers and the
workers. Not long ago, some of tlie work
ing ladies put their heads together, and
formed a Young Indies' christian Associa
tion, to work in connection with tlie Y'oung
Men's Christ ian Association. At fkrst, their
number was small, but it rapidly increased,
and has ' already Is-en instrumental in do
ing a great deal of good. They expect, be
fore loug, to finish an elegant hall, that will
cost a hundred thousand dollars; aud al
ready, tliey have provided libraries, reading
and sfwing-riKiiiis, for the use of young wo
men, who desire to make themselves useful,
or wish to have an agreeable place, where
tliey can enjov their eveuings' recreations.
Classc shave been formed in the English
nnd other branches of learning, while dis
tinguished men have accepted Invitations
to lectureon popular and instructive sub
jects. These young women hold their regu
lar religious service, and their committees
have done a g.xsl work in relieving the dis
tresses!. Now, why can we not have a Young In
dies' Christian Association in Columbia
Why cannot these ladies, who attend our
Service of Song, form themselves into a so
ciety, like the one iu New York There
are "a great many useful things, that young
ladles can do far In-tter than young men;
and 1 feci very sun- that if the ladle will be
gin such a sis-lety. our Association nnd its
individual iiiemls-rs will give them all of
the assistance that is in their power. Let
such ladles as are willing to undertake this
lalsiT of love, is'gin at once, and there need
Is- no apprehensions as to Us results.
We are now engaged in a Service of Song.
In one sense of the word, thia is a novel en
tertainment, but in another, it Is very old.
The firs! Service of Song, of which we have
any account, was at the Creation, when the
morning stars sang together, aud all tlie
sons of God shouted for Joy. This new
made universe stood forth in the freshness
of primeval youth, while all was Joy and
gladness. Longinus says that the most
sublime expression, ever uttered, was when
God said: ''Let there be light, and there was
light." So far as we know, mis is tne oiaest
line of Doetrv in the world, and it is asso
ciated in our minds with the first Service of
Sons on record .
Another Service of Song was held in Asia,
when Israel's host had crossed the Red Sea,
on dry land, and escaped the rage of their
Dursuing enemies. There. Mosws sang his
song of triumph, and Miriam the prophetess,
the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her
hand; and all the women went out after her,
witn timbrels ana witn dances.
Years had rolled their tardy lengths along.
when Deborah arose, a mother,, in Israel.
And aa the enemv lav vanaulshed in death
she led that Service of Song, which lias long
since oecome one oi me great events luum
Grand. Indeed must have been that Her-
vice of Song, held in the first temple at Jeru
salem, in the golden age of Hebrew great
ness ana renown! pay anu nigni, traineu
musicians engaged in the temple service,
chanting the matchless Psalms of David.
voices or praise ana weii-tuneu instru
ments united In tlie sacred melody of adora
Not man v Services of song were held by
the pronhets. as thev mourned over sin and
aegraaauon; out now ana men, as tne oiuni
of Inspiration points them to a coming Mes
siah, they break forth into songs of glory and
Four hundred years elaosed. between the
close of the Old Testament Scriptures and
tbe opening of the New. Then, indeed, all
the daughters of music seem to have been
brought low. In their captivity, tlie Jews
had hung their harps ntsin the willows, and
afterwards, had engaged in anthems of
praise in the second temple.
But at the dawn of the Christian era. a
Service of Song was held over the plains of
j uuea. Ana suddenly there was witn tne
angel a multitude of the heavenly host,
praising God. and saving. "Glory to God in
the highest, aud on earth peace, good will
r rom that dav to this, the Service of Song
has spread, until now. it encircles the
globe, and its echoes resound from earth's
What a glorious Service of Hone must
that have been, when Paul and Silas prayed
at midnight, and sang praises unto God;
ana tne prisoners n.aru min. And sud
denly there was a great earthquake, so that
the foundations of the prlso i were shaken;
ana immediately all the doors were opeu-
e.i, ana every one s nanus were loosed:
Volumes might be written about the Ser
vices of Song, that have been held by relig
ious men and women or different ages and
countries; put, witn your permission, i wisn
iaj say a iew words arjout a service that l at
tended, a few years ago, while traveling in
England. It was at the University of Cam
bridge, one sutday afternoon. The service
was held in Christ s church, aud was largely
aitenuea. ah of me exercises were in
charge of the students, who used their best
endeavors to make them pleasant and in
structive, ine surpncea choirs were ar
ranged, facing each other, on oonosite sides
oi me cnurcu, sometimes answering each
other, aud sometimes joining in one grand
chorus. The organ is one of the finest in
England, and was In charge of Prof. Alasoii.
a doctor of music. All of tlie surroundings
were very impressive, but description of
mis oeautimi cnurcu wouia require more
time than I have at my disposal. The prin
cipal feature in this service was a musical
reuaitlon of the t went v-eighth chanter of
joo, wnere, in twenty-eigni verses, tne fa
il larcn gives a wonueriui uescnption oi tne
universe. It is iu itself a cosmos. An or-
ftan prelude first gave utterance to these
ofly thoughts, and then thev were nro-
c, aimed iu vocal melody. Such a Service of
Song must be heard in order to be appre
ciated; it is literally 4beyond the iiower of
Juite recently, tbe Young Hen's Christian
Association has used the Service of Song.
and it has occupied an Important place
among religious revivals in this and other
countries. It has been a question, that still
awaits the decision of competent judges.
whether Moody or Sankey has given the
greatest satisfaction to tlie listening thou
sands who have crowded around tnem to
hear the Gospel. And Mr. Bliss, whose Gos
pel Songs we are using this evening, has
clone in uch to make the names of Whittle
and Bliss famous, wherever there Is an in
terest in the revival of the Christian relig
Our own Service of Song began in weak
ness, but at once became isipular, aud hav
ing been we1! sustained for several months,
bids fair to enter upon a career of increased
Having made this rapid survey of Services
of Song, it would be interesting, if it were
possioie, ior us to nnug beiore us, at one
view, all the song services of this day.
wnataglad anthem of praise Has. to-day.
risen like incense to the skies! Whether
from the solitary worshipper, the Sunday
school, the Association, the sanctuary ,or the
great assembly In Philadelphia, with its
eighteen thousand voices. The day se. ms
to Lie approaching when David s injunction,
lAt all the pi-ople praise the Lord, will be
Here our inquiries nlxnit tbe Service of
Song must end for tbe present; but if we
could, with St. John tlie Divine, on Pat-
mos a seagirt isle, pierce the veil which sep
arates time from eternity, we too might hear
the angelic host, and the redeemed, chant
ing the song of Moses and tbe Lamb. We
too might hear the apocalyptic song, which
none could learn save the one hundred and
forty-four thousand. We too might hear
the great voice of many neonle in heaven.
saying Alleluia; Salvation and glory, and
nonor, and jiower, unto tlie Lord our God
Some of vou are doubtless ready to ask.
what theyoung men of this Association are
doing? Now, if a casual oliscrver were to look
upon the surface of this matter, he would
lie ready to say that we are not doing much.
But let us remind such a one that Dante has
stid ill his Divine Comedy:
"I.et not the people be too swift to judge.
.ts one, wno recKons on tne blades in neiu,
Hefore the crop be ripe,
Fori have- si-cii the thorn
Frown rudely a'l the winter long.
And after, bear the rose upon its top."
Yes, the Y oung Men's Christian Associa
tion of Columbia hassjnne a good work, in
litis community, and our hope is that its
influence tor good maybe increased. Our
monthly meeting takes place in this hall
to-morrow night, when we hone to see all
of the member present, nnd we should be
giua ii tne young men, who nave not al
ready done so, would apply to become mem
bers of tlie Association.
Now, In conclusion, let me urge the mem
bers of this Association to consecrate them
selves more fully to the Master's work than
tliey nave ever done before. If my tongue
were touched with a live coal from off God's
altar, I should use it to persuade men as to
tlie justness of our cause. Let us then.
oremren, go iorwaru in tne discharge oi our
various duties, relying upon that Higher
Power, who has t h us far sustained us, and
iu the future, as in the past, he will cause
our work to go forward and prosper.
Reply lo C. V. . Taylor.
To tht Editor of the Herald andMail:
If you will allow me space in your paper
I would like to give an explanation for the
benefit of one C. C. G. Taylor, who claims to
feel himself considerably aggrieved bv the
description I gave in the Journal some weeks
ago of his street display on the Sabbath, and
mat ne applied to several persons wishing
to engage them to com pose and write a re
ply that would place mm (C. C. G. Taylor 1
in the capacity of a competent critic on lau-
guag-. itotwltnstanding bis own proficien
cy ns a scholar, and seeing from his limited
article in the lust week's issue of your paper
that he had entirely failed to find the much
desired agent, I have thus voluntarily come
to his assistance. He complained not of the
description given of tlie afliiirso much as he
did of tlie bail grammar and spelling u.ed in
doing so. He don't seem to kHow that it is
necessary lo select sucu material that s best
adapted for the occasion its to be used; aud as
1 tnougnt, ami uo now ininK, unit l was un
dertaking to describe a very imperfect man,
therefore perff.-ction tin one side and such a
great deficiency on the other side, would
make a very balky team. lie advise that
I go to sclHsil and apply myself to the study
of grammar. 1 think it good ad vice but not
worthy of my practice, as it came not from
the right source; and I think that since lie is
so liberal in pouring out his learned and
wholesome advice to his less informed breth
ren, that lie has thereby purchased the
right to claim of them something in return,
f r tney all are well aware that lie Is not in
tlie habit of doing tilings for nothing. So
my advice to you C. C. G. Taylor, you had
better go back where you came from, and
take possession of tilings only that belong to
Ca-sar; and when we nissl you again we
will send tor you, or you can come without
an invitation, as you came this time, al
though 1 think you had better be armed with
an invitation, as you see men are generally
treated best when they go where they are
Invlt.sl. He Inquired to know whether 1
Hssesed any character or not. I will say
llutt I make uo greul pretensions to fame in
any sense, and 1 may ne an Idiot to some
extent, but there is something for w hich I
have a natural aptness, anct mat is tins: to
detect an imposter or humbug on first sight
and I did not go to London to learn it of
Dr. Spurgeon either; and congratulate my
self on not being able lo go since I have seen
the sort or graduates represents tne institu
tion in this country. He said that he should
not have felt dim- bound to have answered
my article if it had not been intended for a
burleuue on Mrs. Taylor. 1 am sorry that he
should drag her into the conflict when there
has been no war made ucwm her, unless lie
has made it himself: but she knows that she
took him for better or for worse, aud she
might have known tiiat lie would have
proven worse before this date. Now with
regard to character since he has sprung t lie
question; I wish to Investigate a little He
was anxious to know Whether I had this all
essential gift; so turn about is fair play. I
w ill put you a question, and, ns he is accus
tomed lossy, "1 know that I step immdedi
ately on someone's toes." Have you any
character? If you have it is time you was
proving it; for a man having two i. I). at
tached lo the tail-end of his name should be
111 possession of documentary proof suffi
cient to establish his right to use them be
yond a particle of doubt, aud if you don't
make hast to give this information, its re
sult will be ruinous to Dr. Spurgeon s pro
ficiency as a theologian.
ftPRIXG MILE ITEMS.
This church, organized and established by
Kev. James B. Porter, in hlsoid age, after
he bad bee&nia too feeble to travel exten--i
vely as be bad formerly done, was a cher
ished object of his affection, and the great
desire of his heart was that thiscburch might
grow aud increase and become one ot the
strong towers ot Cumberland Presbyterian
isui in this country. Since his death, this
church has been served by an able minis
try, among them. Dr. T. C. Blake, Rev.
Mr. Madreli, Rev. Mr. Mclxinaid ami oth
ers of high reputation, nnd for several
years past Dr. M. B. Molloy, who as a ripe
scholar, a learned thc-oiogtaii, and an
able and earnest expounder of tbe scrip
tures, ts justly ranked among the ablest
men of that numerous and highly respec
table denomination of Christians, has
been the pastor of this church, and has
sert ed them with fidelity and ability. The
cherished object of his life seems to be, tlie
prosperity of the church, for this he lives
and lor this he is ready and willing, if
need Is?, to die. WfTI the church rally to his
assistance, by coming out to the prayer
meetings, and to the Sabbatli appoint
ments, or will they by their absence from
tbe house of (toil, jerinit tlie interest
of the church to wane, blight the earnest al
zeal of their faithful minister and sacrifice
just for the sake of "a little more sleep
and a little more slumber," the fruits of
the labors of the Porters, Madrells, Blakes
McDcnad, McKinxies, Molloya and others?
i ne very snaues oi tne iammai rorier,
uonaia, King. Birney, uurror.gD, Harris,
tsrown, ana Alexander, wno nave preach
ed to the fathers of this church will rise up
in tne juagmemanu condemn you, li you
fail to nourish this vine, which they have
assisted in planting and .which they wa
tered with their tears.
MR. W KISSINGER
is still lying in a very critical condition
with scarcely any hopes of his ever being
up again. His advanced age makes bis
case almost hopeless. He is a Royal Arch
Mason, and was one of the founders of the
order in Alabama.
a carpenter and worthy citizen of Thomp-
ruii nuinua uieu on last inuriiaay, oi it
COL. T. F. WADE
and family spent a few days last week with
relativesjand friends in this neighborhood.
We regret to find that he is still suffering
with rheumatism, bat It does not seem to
have abated his energy or vivacity In the
MAJ. BEX BOOERS
has returned from Miss. He was verv sue.
cessful in selling out his drove of mules and
norses. Beiore he had quite finished a
tbieatened attack of pneumonia hurried
him home, but the remnant was left in
the hands af R. W. McLemore, Jr.. who hap
pened to be down there on his plantation,
who is a first rate salesman of horses and
mules, and In facta man of fine business
capacity, at any tiling he goes au
by the boys of Prof. Weissiuger school on
last Thursday was a very creditable anair.
Several gentlemen were present and ex
pressed t hemselves as much pleased with
tlie exercises. The speeches were all well
delivered, and that of Clarence McLemore
was worthy of special notice. At the close
of tbe exercises Dr. Wilkes made to the
school a highly aooroDriate and interesting
address, well calculated to Inspire in their
young minus a greater desire, ior tne ac
quisition of knowledge and a firmer deter
mination to be moral, upright anu good
And It came to pass, that a certain young
man whose name was Henry came to a
place where youth and beauty had congre
gated, on a bridal occasion, and In a room
where young men met and smoked and
talked. There was one. whose hands iiad be
come soiled. To him, a servant brought a
bowl of water, In which to perform his ab
lutions; placing it in a cnalr near the nre;
whereupon the said Henry, wearied of Terp-
uihAluun 1 1 . ... 1n u, , t 1. 1, I , ... I I.,....,
freely indulging, sauk languidly into as he
thought a soft cushioned chair, but it Drov
ed to be a bowl of Ice cold water. With a
bound and a yell, he shook the water from
his posterior and turning to the fire de
clared, that all of his sweethearts were in fa
vor ot immersion. Tlie little taste which he
had experienced, was enough for him and
neuceiortn be eschewed water altogether
MISTAKE or A SEKVA.VT.
A gay and handsome young widow from
the southern border, called recently to see
one of old Williamson's most amiable and
lovely young ladles, and was met at tbe
door by a servant and invited id. He en
quired for Miss .but the servant under
stood him to say Mrs. , and so reported. The
mother is a widow, ana a splendid woman.
Her son seeing tbe situation at a glance,
but bent on haviug some fun. ex Dressed to
his mother, his regrets that she had been
invited to the parlor on that day. as her
services were greatly needed in superinten
ding the drying up of her lard, but that of
course she would have to be excused for
neglecting domestic affairs, when there
was such a brilliant prospect offering. An
open door saved him, or he would have
cought what he used to get when he was a
mue iouow. i ne young isay understood
the call and in due time made her appear
ance, and if this gallant knight can succeed
in winning this fair young lady, he will
hive drawn a high prize in the lottery of
Miss Laura F.. who has been on a visit tt
ner sister airs. Mcuora, lor a week, returned
nome last. wees:.
air. Wm. Henderson will soon have his
residence completed if the work continues
to goon as rapidly as it was commeuced.
Miss Lulu c, is now absent on a visit to
iier sister Mrs. Laneaveof Giles.
Mr. Bugg shipped from Pleasant Grove,
i.i.-l wrea ui ty-ii ve very nue nogs, ior wuicu
Messrs. Laud A., twoof Columbia's tral-
laut young men, were In the village last
Sunday, visiting t ieir cousins.
ine beauiuul and accomplished Miss A.
x oi vines wiu in me village, last went on
a visit to her friend Miss Laura F.
Miss Annie Buford. an amiable and wittv
young lady from Buford Station, soent sev
eral uays witn ner mena, miss Laura Fltz-
Our t-ilented friend, Dr. S., was in our vil
lage last sunaay. We would not be sur
prised it he doesn t carry off one of Culleo-
Ka s tairest and sweetest flowers, ere many
months have passed away. '
Mrs. Abemathy, from Buford Station,
paid her friends and relatives a brief visit
We are glad to see Miss Luc-v Fitznatriek
loosing so wen, alter being s j dangerously
ill. she visited relatives in Lynnville last
We understand our vnun friend. W.W.
Kannon will start to Indiana soon.
We were grieved to see in tlie tmericora of
tne istinsr., the death of our young friend,
Battle S. Hargrove, son of Dr. R. K. Har-
frove. Battle was a pupil of the Culleoka
ustitute for ubout three and a half years. He
left us about two months since to begin his
college career at tne anderbiit. Little did
we think when we bade him farewell and
heard him speak with high hopes of bright
prospects ior ine iuture that we should nev
er see nmi more in this life. He has many
friends in and around this place, who deep
ly iiipatciiKe wnu ms purenis in tueir sau
berievement. Battle was a consistent mem- ,
bcr of the Methodist church.
Rev. J. C Putman. Dastor of the Methodist
church, moved to bis family to this place
last Thursday. He was met at tlie deoot
and conducted to the place he had formerly
rented from Rev. W. H. Wilkes, wiiere he
was met bv several of the ladies of the i
neighborhood, who had prepared a nice
dinner for his reception. The people of this
vicinity, nad also ruled ins store-room with
hams, nour, meal, potatoes, and in tact ev
ery thing that go to make home comforta
ble. Bro. Putman is much liked, by not on
ly the members of the church, but bv all.
Mr. G. M., a former merchant of this place,
but now a resident of Jackson, West Ten
nessee, was in the village last week. He is
looking badly from tlie effect of chills.
Judge McLemore was In the village last
Sunday, on his way to Lewisburg, to hold
Court. If our State was full of such Judges,
crimes would be lessened, and the enor
mous expenses attaching to Interminable
courts greatly cut down.
left us a short time since, for the purpose of
attending school in Nashville. We miss her
very much, although Miss Irene C, fills her
lormer place, at tne organ every isuiiuay
morning. Miss Irene performs well for one
of her years.
Is there any mud between the Tillage and
Y'oung's mill? might be asked. For imfor-
mation in regard to said question, call on
Frank R.; he is fully prepared to enlighten
spelling matches nre Mie go in this com
munity, there being two societies; one that
ts at Lasea every Friday night, and tlie
other meets at Overton's School house every
Miss 'lemsy Dooley a funeral should have
been preached at Smyrna the first Sunday
in uecemoer, out it was neierred indefinite
ly, owing to Rev. Jeremiah Stephens' failure
to come to his apiin tuient.
Miss Kmma Luuisden, who lias been visit
ing relatives and friends in this community,
returned to her home in Marshall County a
few days since.
our friend James Adkisson is yet in very
delicate health, but we hope he may soon
John Adkisson, of Pumpkin Crek, known
as "Old Uncle Johhnle." is in feeble health.
His complaints are old age and general de
bility. Mr. John Powell informs us that he will
remove to Texas in a short time where his
brother Billie now lives.
Little Willie, soli of W. A. Derrybcrry,
whose leg was broken by n fall from a work
bench a few days si ace, is commencing to
walk again; of which the little fellow is very
Our enterprising friend, P. M. Holcomb,
lias been on n trip to Arkansas, transacting
business for his brother Hal.
From the number of mules that we have
noticed going South and west, we would
suppose tlie markets would lie well supplied,
especially as times are hard and money
Two of the Mormons, the Missionaries,
have paid our community a visit. The
elder one, whose name is Rainey; and also
an uncle to Kid. 1). R. Sowell, is a very tal
ented man. Y'et his ideas of Christianity and
moralit y, are of a peculiar and very lils-ral
kind, lie says that all persons, but t hose
who commit the unpardonable sin will be
saved. And says ihat he has two wives; one
of which he lives with, seven miles from
Salt L-ike City; the other lives in the city,
and snpiHirts herself. He also says that
quite a number of others have solicited him
to marry them, but were refused. As strange
as it may seem seem to us, his doctrine of
polygamy is liased upon the promise made
by the Saviour to tlie Astle, Peter, on the
occasion of tlie young rich man's visit to
him, desiring to know what to do to inherit
eternal life. Which promise is couched in
these words: He that forsakes fathers.
mothers, brothers, sisters, wives, houses,
and lands for my sake, and the gospel shall
have in this life a hundred fold, and in tiie
world to come, eternal life. His construc
tion is: Shall have a hundred wives if tliey
desire them. He has had appointments,
and preached about two sermons at Antivcli,
on the river near Ieftwich's bridge. They
refuse to preach on the subject of polygamy,
yet talk it private..'. Ralney informed Kid.
Sowell that there were about ncJO missiona
ries from Salt Lake, traveling iu the South
ern States. He also told the Elder that the
blood of Joe Smith had not been fully
avenged upon the United States yet, but
that there would be another war soon, the
fierceness of which the history fails to furn
ish a paralel.
Our reporter wandered a few miles on the
Columbia and Culleoka pike Friday last,
and saw several of the beauties of the Kan
non neighborhood. Misses Blanche Scales,
L . Kanuonand Mary Campbell as they rode
along on their handsome fleet-footed char
gers, making llieold pike sing also saw the
energetic Steven S. Cross, Esq., of the coun
ty hotel, busy burying Minerva Buford,
col., who died Thursday night, leaving a
six months old child; also heard the sharp
notes of a hunter's horn, and on an inquiry,
it turn out to lie Major T. J. Crosby, whose
pack did make delightful music as they
ehased old Revnrad in said section for
hours; also beard that Dr. W. L. Matthews
had regained good health once more and
practicing physic ns successfully as ever,
and can now kick bals with both fi-et. Ev
erything in a farming way in said part of
the county is right tide up with cure.
Jack Fly, Esq., killed Thursday last, IT
hogs, pigs of Bet, his favorite brood sow ;
eleven of them averaged 3uu pounds; ti
averaging l'JTi pounds. Who can beat it?
We noticed several droves of fine polk
hogs passing through our village on their
way to market this week. Messrs. Cecil.
Cummins and Smith, of the Shady Grove
neighborhood, sold to Messrs. Jackson A
Co , of Nashville, two car loads at ii'4 cts
gros delivered in Columbia.
Jlnimie Gunning, the wild Irish Tin
Smith, is now a citizen of our village. He is
prepared to do all kind of repairing In his
line on short notice. Barter-take In ex
change; such as coon skins, rags, fedder,
gingseng, hides, 4c, new tinware at Nasli-
t Ule prices, ne also has a receipt for roil
ovating and rejuvenating those termed
"Burnt out" on corn Juice, which renders
them copper bottom; it is to join the Good
We are Informed that Col. Vernon Blbl
of Leatherwood Creek, began to feed a pig
about the l.th of August last, whicli weigh
ed at that time six pounds. A few week
ago the same pig weighed one hundred and
eighty pounds. He was fed upon corn-meal
until he refused to eat it; then it was cook
ed into mush for him.
J. W. Hughes, of Clifton, Wayne Counly,
Grand Lecturer of the State for tlie Free
Masons, spent a few days of last week among
the brethren of the order of this place traas-
aciing ousiness ior tne order.
Caiit. Montgomery Irvine and E. G.Wright,
dealers in mules, paid our vicinity a vit-it
Some of tlie members of tlie Union Sab
bath School at this place are forming them
selves into a choir, and will meet to prac
tice singing and for other purposes once a
week. This is a step in tbe right direction,
(we mean the singing pan ) and one we have
long stood in need of. The Y'oung Men's
prayer meeting is also in operation again.
We noticed among the congregation at the
Methodist Church last Sabbath, Alex Hill
aud his fair and lovely bride.
The Christ mas holidays draw near ana
"memorv hrlmni the liirht of other days
around us:" that meet delusion of childhood
days, "Old Chris." will soon be ameng tlie
nappy children of all christian lands again.
We hear of some gaveties and good times
i uai are io ne. sucn as Christmas trees. xc.
The Sunday school at this place and Nebo
are to have a tree: the Good Templars are
to give one oi tneir social "sociables," ana
Cross Bridges Sunday school is to hare an
oyster supper; the proceeds of which are to
go to the cnurcu.
HAKSHALI. COUNT ITEMS.
I From the Marshall Gazette.
Cant W. N. Cowdeu is going to have soiare
of his town lots improved, lie proposes to
begin the erection of a handsome residence
on tbe corner of Union and water streets at
an .arlv dav.
cri mnai court met last monuay. judge
Mcijeniore charged tlie urana jury ana au-
Jouru.sl Court until this morning. Atty
Gen. r usseu could not attend on account oi
lus father's illness and at his request the
j uuge appointed col. J. 1. Lewis to act in
Ijust week Mat. Allman sold cb. colt, by
Watson. 1 yr. old, and a bay colt, trotter, to
air. nopper. ot Lincoln county: i or. iambs
aud two prs. Berkshire pigs, sent to Tren
ton, La., a Jersey bull and heifer calf, sent
to azoo City, Miss., Bull calf and pr. of
Shepherd dog puus.sentColUervlille.Tenn..
o coiswoin sneep, sent nope station, An.,
shipped Tuesday. On the 3ru iust., he sold
10 head of cattle to Col. Dunklin, of Texas,
Among tnem were Jerseys, snortiiorn uur-
l, i ... u .In .. 1 . . . , , u ... 1 . 1 1 n ... 1.. D.tr.l.lM,
pigs, China geese. Earl Derby games. Ducks,
The South needs and wants all the im
proved breeds of stock at fair prices. The
trouble is we have mostly mongrels and
as a rule they are not in shipping condi
tion. Of cattle those oue year old and un
der are in most demand South, there be
ing less risk in losing them by acclimating
Tbe Maior received a fresh imrxirta
tlon of Maltese cats Monday night.
EA WHENCE t'OU.V TY ITEMS.
We learn that a new enterprise has late
ly been started i 1 tlie first District, near
w ayianu springs, in ine shape oi a steam
Saw and Grist mill. It goes under the
name ot tlie Pin Hook Steam Mills. They
are preparing to turn out a fine article of
Hour. It will ba of great convenience lo the
citizens of that part of the country.
Bob Smith, a negro living in the first
District, was shot and badly wounded, a
short timeago, by some unknown person,
through mistake. It is supposed that the
snot was intended ior torn nun, wno was
afterwards killed. Bob is a tiulet. bard-
working negro, and, as we are informed,
has always b-irue a good character in the
neighborhood where lie lived.
About last Saturday week, a negro nam
ed Tom Huff was shot and killed, by some
unknown person, while passing along the
road on Butler's creek, near the line be
tween Lawre.ice and Wayne. Two men
who were riding along the roaa, some dis
tance off. saw- some one iumn over the
fence, near where Huff was, jerk a gun out
oi nis nana anu snoot mm, anu men disap
pear, iney, oeiog straugers in the coun
try, would not indeutifv the man. It is
said that Hurl' was a negro of ery bad
character, and, some time ago, had killed
a little white boy iu Lauderdale county,
Ala., and bad knocked a citizen, named
Pink Reynolds, down.
To tht Kditor of the Ilerald and Mail:
Our Degree Temple. I. O. O. G. Templars.
situated at Nelsi, and which is composed of i
me memoers oi five lodges, is in splendid
worming order, our regular meetiners nre
on or oeiore tne iuu moon or every month;
and at every meeting we have a full house.
The fine people of Nebo are wide awake up
on this subject. They are the parent lodge
of the country: and tliey have gone to work
aim mint ior ineiu a liegree Temple, waicn
i assure yotr is worthy or emulation and
praise, and is one of the nicest places to vis
it that I ever attended. We have the nicest
and most dignified set of officers. Dr. Joyce
is our worthy chief, aad his lady, M rs. Em
ma Joyce, who is Grand Worthy Vice Tem-
lar oi me .slate, is also our most worthy
and in fact, all the officers are a noble
hand of workers in the Temperance cause,
who have been lalxiring for the good cause
with unabated enthusiasm ever since the
lodge was first formed, which has been
about three years ago; aud the members al
ways attended. And as far as I am concern
ed, I get lmpationt for our night meeting to
eimie. And I have talked to a good many
of tlie members, and they all express tlie
same opinion; and at every meeting we coll
ier me degrees upon a new made memner.
And my old friend you ought to join and
come down and take degrees. e have
more pretty girls here than I Ver saw, and
I wou d fall in love with some one of them
myself, if I was not afraid that some one
would tuke the news to Mary. We have
speeches and essays by some one or other,
who is generally selected by our committee.
at our previous meeting, and the good times
and fun that we have is worth the pleasure
of ten thousand drunks. God bless old Nebo
Temple; I love it like a fellow loves his
sweetheart and I guess you know how that i
yourself. And, Alf, we feel that we are flght-
ng ior a gooci auci nome cause. Ana tnat is
why God has so prospered us; and It Is said
that intemperance lias devastated a larger
area than war or famine or pestilence; that
it has masted more homes, and broken more
hearts than all these combined. And when
we think of the millions that have lieen
swept into eternity by such men as Cyrus,
Alexander, J ullus l'asar, Tamerlane, Louis
XIV" and Napoleon, we feel indeed, that
our battles are just, and our victories glo
nous, and when gaunt laanne, with, its un
merciful anu ravenous, jaws, stalks though
our land, and when
"Planets, suns and adamantine spheres,
V heeling unshaken through the void lin-
Fire and hail, snow and vapor, stormy
winds aud tempestuous billows, conspire
against us, that our Temperance hall is
our basis, there we feed the hungry, clothe
the naked, and give consolation to the dis
tress j( figuratively speaking of course.) Ana
when sickly iiestilence with its loathsome
disease, with the smell of death upon its
?:arments, and where God has made tbe
sillies of the dead lie in heaps before the
eyes of the living to admonish them of his
displeasure, the Good Templars are stand
ing liKe a rocK to dasn nacK.au inese uire
and distressing evils, and when the
mad words of fanaticism shall hurl them
selves against it, it will still liear its
proud head in triumph, nnd united as
brothers aud sisters, and true to our vows
at the altar of Faith, Hope and Charity,
we can bid defiance to the rum friend, and
tlie "gates of Hell shall not prevail against
us." And having'-put our hands to the plow"
we are determine to "look not Lack," and
trusting in tile king of kings and fidelity, to
our cause we hope to reap the promised; re.
ward. God bless the GikmI Templars' cause,
and the friends of Temperance, by what
ever name known everywhere, and this
will always be my earnest prayer.
Now AND Tiien.
To the Edi'or of the Herald and Mail:
Concord Grange is not dead as has lieen
asserted of it, but is alive and at her best.
Last Saturday will long be remembered by
its memberswho met early in the morning;
and after tlie morning session and partak
ing of a magnificent repast, repaired to tlie
church, and were addressed by Capt. J. B.
Hamilton, greatly to the edification of the
Grange. Tlie Captain showed tiiat we are
not enjoying an income that it is onr privi
lege to enjoy, and that we never will until
our producing faculties are increased by
way of manufactories, etc. After the Cap
tain had concluded, Mr. S. R. Walkins arose,
nd for a few minutes )erfectly astonished
tlie audience by his eloquence on the aul
ject of agriculture. Then followed Mr. J. B.
Woodsidc, of Columbia. He made a sensible
talk. On the whole, the Grange was well
pleased witli the visit and words of these
distinguished brothers, and hope they will
rejKiat them early and often. The Grange
then repaired again to their Hall, when the
following officers were elected for the ensu
ing year: Dr. W. W. Joyce, W. M.: G. W.
Howell, W. V.; Rev. A. A. Baker, W. S.; W.
R.McKennon, W. Sec'y; W. P. Gant, W. C.;
W. C. Joyce, S.; J. N. Edmiston, W. A. S.; A.
C. Scaly. Treas.: Mrs. Emma E. Joyce, C;
Miss Mollie E. Joyce, F.; Miss Sallie McKen
noii. P.; Miss Maggie Kiug, L.A. S.; P. R.H.
Joyce, W. G. K. M,
Over flte River.
Xxth District, Dec. 15, 1875.
He expressed deep regret at breaking tlie
feuce-rail as rail timber is a great object in
the i-Oth district but did not care the "pp
of his finger" about skinning the fellow's
head; "no, not a straw."
Mr. E. Harris has iust returned from Nash
ville, Baltimore and other cities, where he
has been for the past fortnight purchasing a
large stock of groceries. He is now ready to
do a Jobbing trade, and can furnish cros
road stores aud country merchants goods
astonishingly low. Particular attention
given to "Santa Claus" trade.
Listen, oil ye sister counties! Mr. James
H. Gregory raised off of two and one-half
acres of ground one thousand bushels tur
nips. They are of a very fine quality. Now
A pairof ears heard Mr. lirnee Satterfleld
speak ol getting license tbe otberday, and at
once started the report that he wus on tlie
eve of (hntbling. But Brue says it is all a
mia.ake. The afort said license was for sell
ing a certniu kind of merchandise that can
not lie "done np" in paiT.
A large anil handsome school-house ia
rapidly lieing built near the Cliappull
Church, one mile north of Duck River Sta
tion. By New Year it will lie ready to be oc
cupied bv some one who thoroughly under
stands teaching "tlie young idea how to
shoot." Rev. James G. Yisjrhli-s deserves
great credit for pushing the work on to
completion and for ib handsome arcliiteet-
A little hot- of industrious turn, has sown
quite a pa'cl'i of nails in our nt-ihb nbood,
but savs they have not come np yet.
1). A. Hugger iiiinKs ns auvisaoie ior mc
turnpike companies to aooiisn "toll gales.
and in their stead erect '-toll Inirs." 1 he
the pikein little muddy, a person would
very willingly drop a small mittance to the
Paws shoved at him as he logged along.
Mr. George L. Krwin and 8. M. Beauchamp,
of Hot Springs county, Ark., left for their
homes by Sunday's train. They own tine
farms on the 'Washita River, but complain
ol net having good health Any one wish
ing to exchange Maury county dirt for Ar
kansas dirt, can get three acres for one. If
you wish to make the exchange, my friend,
don 't mention ii keep it to yourself.
Cal Boyd says wa are having the finest
...ounugiii, n ignis in uie country now, ana
we believe him.
In purchasing a Jug of molasses well, I'll
call him Smith for convenience I found
therein a Conshlemhlo sniHnlrla nf miim.1
tobacco. Not knowing whether it was of a
good quality, (as I am fond of the best tobac
co) and not wishing to get my children in
the habit of using tobacco, returned the Jag
and its contents, at the same time giving
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i . it teusuiis tor so tioiiiR. . .-m.irK (Hi .
" on are right neighbor you are right. Tlie
oiu laay anu l will use mem, ior we are very
fond of the weed."
We had the pleasure of visiting Cross
Bridges Lodge of Good Templars last week,
ana rigni nere we feel our inability to speaK
as we would like. Oh, if the man or men
who boautinglv said he would soon see most
of the order (male) rubbing thair vest fronts
oBauiNi. uar counters, ii ne or iney couiu on
ly see with how much harmrmv. with what
brotherly love, with even more eartiestnett
tney were working, why they would witn
trembling we just in an opposite direction
the tumbling of himself and "onward to vie
lory" with them. Cross Uridines I .oil ire nmn
hers 83 members, and of the very best timber.
Al. i. jiu
Mt. Zion Neighborhood.
To the alitor of the Herald and AfiuV
Since our last the weather has been gloomy
indeed only a few times for several days
nave we oeen permitted to behold the ttnn.
The moon too has been seen but a little.
How dreary when neither sun, moon nor
stars are to be seen. It reminds oue of the
time when all will refuse to shine. What an
awful time it will be then! The sun re tuning
io snine tne moon streaming witn dioou
tlie world in wild commotion sinners cry
ing for rocks, and mountains to fall upon
them, and hide them from Him who sitteth
upon tne tnrone:
We think our last school for this district
has closed. Tlie school at Beech Grove
closed on the 30th November; Prof. Ander
son nas not taught any since nis sternness.
miss xsaunie Kvans' closed at .LJisiing nope
liecemberHU. Miss Nannie is well known
in this part of the countv. Coming from
uaviuson county Here several years since
almost a stranger, she lias been teaching at
Beeech Grove and Lasting Hope successive
ly, and with credit to herself, leaving for tlie
present scores of warm friends, not entirely
confined to patrons and pupils. A note
from her will exolaiu. She savs: "I have
three scholars wtio started the first day and
nave not oeen ansent any, viz: same Mc
Kay, Anna Porter and Allie Akin. Several
more did not miss any, but t hey did not
start at tlie first of the session. School
closed to-day, (Dec. 3d); and several friends
were present. au tne pupns nau nice
speeches. Prizes were awarded to Sallie
McKay. Ludie Barker, Aine Akin ana lorn-
mie Mctvsv. Frnwt to begin school again
the last of February." Miss Sallie A. Evans,
Miss Nannie's sister, has been with ns aboat
eight months, and as she does not expect to
return, we will say that she ts an excellent
teacher, and understands training the
young leading them step by step onward
and upward. She had four scholars that
did not miss a day from school this session
Greenie Jack. Jennie Moutnan, Albert ana
Charley Sout hall. The last named one is so
young that, he would stay in the school
room only to say his lessons, and yet in a
few months he learned to spell and read
Miss Sallie presented three of her pupils
with nice liooks Greenie Jack three; Jennie
Houthalltwo; T"hentin iioncii one. May
thev read them and follow the good advice.
and when done with books here, go up to a
better and purer borne than tins.
The Grangers had a lively time at Mount
Zlon on the 3d inst. The following officers
were elected for the ensuing year, to Dein
stalled at the first regular meeting in Janu
ary next: P. H. Southall M.; G. 11. Fitzger
ald, Ch.; W. J. Jones, O. v.; A. t. estai, A
S.; Miss Eliza Sedberry, L. A. S.; Uriah Gat
loway, Ktew.: J. u. Shaw, u. i:; J. i.. ised
berrv, L.; J. J. Roundtree, Sec'y; J. M. Oak
lev, Treas; M rs. Lou Jack, F.; Mrs. C. A,
U,..,tl,ull . 111.. I 'ntlt.trina Klnnlur l
Mr. Thos. Lockhart, of isnow creeK, nas
been sick for several days, ana is sun in a
critical condition. His brother Maney, who
moved West, is expected w 1th others to re
turn back to tnis county soon. r.
Sowell' Lower Mills.
To the Editor of the Herald and Mail;
We are havingsomefinedaysatthis time.
corn and cotton are nearly an gatnerea;
cotton all sold and not many old debts paid.
Constables and Deputy Sheriffs can be seen
any dav traveling up ana town seeking
somebody to devour.
Hog killing time is pretty well over; Billy
Sowell killed 18 head of the mill hogs.which
averaged three hundred and fifty pounds
net. The old Colonel, that is tuoionei sow
ell, had a fine lot of pork bogs to kill. Mr.
Sam Haves has not killed yet.
Mr. F. M. Fuller started to Arkansas on a
business trip. He will be gone but a few
ir. Vl . tr. iiooiey, oue oi our villagers, nas
brought a patent right churn, I forget the
name of the patent. He says it will make
butter in five minutes or longer, tiis rignt
is for Lewis County. I hope he will sell
many ot his churns, as he is a good talker;
we t Ink he will do well.
There are going to te a good many marria
ges above here on the river in a few days;
that is what brines on such soually times.
Nicholson t Dooley are doing a good busi
ness at tneir new stana witn tne steam saw
Mr. Hodge. Col. Sowelrs new miller. Is
moving into our village for next year. Ja
cob Bennett will soon move back to his old
borne up in the cedars. A lot of
raft men tied up their rafts in Sowelrs mill
pond a few nights ago. They stopped at
cook A uowell's grocery to gel lodging anu
something toeat; mere were eight oi tnem.
Cook Dowell had a fine ham and some
crackers nnd coffee; they eat the ham ;and 4
iMHinos oi cincKers ana some corn oreau.
Bud Dowell weighed them before supper;
eight weighed 1,H47 pounds before supper,
l did not weigh tnem after iney ate. i win
not tell all their names, as it takes up too
much time.'One of them was Rough: lie has
got clear of the Arkansaw chills. They had
a lively time that night, sure.
Jim fliett is sheddingall around his snop.
ior tne accommodation oi nis customers.
NAi'RY COUNTY ENTERPRISE.
laj. Campbell Brown's Stock Farm.
To the Editor of the Herald and Mail.-
Now I propose to have a little "Horse Talk "
with your readers, and as I know myself
well enough to know this is a weakness with
me, it admonishes me to condense as much
as possible what I shall say of Maj. Brown's
stud of this noble animal. But if I should
be somewhat garrulous on this subject I
shall have the sympathy of your readers.
tor some one nas very truly saia wnen men
have exaustod all other subjects of conver
sation, you may always revive it if you talk
horse." By tar the most attractive inmg to
me, In t cestui!, is the oeautiiui tnorougn
bred stallion Planeroid, although he occu
pies a second place with Major Brown, who
has thoroughly caught tlie general enthuiasm
for trotters, Planeroidjis one of the handsom
est horses I ever saw; he is'a very fine bright
chestnut, and stands exactly 15 hands, 2J
inches tinder the standani, with remarka
ble power and action and fine solid bone.
He inherits his sire s powerful blnd-quar-ters,
and his dam's clean limbs and beauti
ful symmetry. In his breeding he com
bines the finest racing Mood lu the world.
He was bv Planet, the noble son oi nevenue,
who took the 81, 0i)0 premium at St. Louis.
His dam Florence Nightingale by O'Meara,
son of imported Glencoe, who was tlie sire
ol MUggius' uam, men running uiit.ugii
Imp. Leviathan, Stockholder, Pacolet. Imp,
Saltrain sire of Rosy Clack, tlie dam of the
Tennessee Osear.who never found a Horse lo
put him to his speed Partner up to King
Charles II, roval barbs which he imported
into England two hundred and fifty yenrs
ago. i'laueroid was never on tpe irscn, in
consequence of a hurt received while train
ing ur a maicn race, w iucn x ucuctc was
won by his stable companion Wanderer,
whom he beat in a trial before tlie accident.
He is kind and gentle, and is really a line
saddle horse. Muj. Brown lias a fine wean
ling of his get winch he is raising to breed
rrom Dim io sauaie norses. i saw a. ooy ti
ding Planeroid bni-e-back,driving the wean
lings ta shelter, aud lie seemed to enjoy the
fun as much as the rest of them. But I must
turn to Msj. Brown's pets, the trotters. At
the head of these is a very fine dark brown
stallion, Blue Grass, bred by Chas. R. Bull,
Esqr., ofOrauge County, N. Y' by Rysdyk's
Hambletoniau, tlie most famous getter of
trotters iu tlie world; 1st dam, by Long
Island Black Hawk, son of Andrew Jackson;
2d by Y'oung Duroc, thoroughbred, sou oi
old Duroc; 3d by Coffin's Messenger, sou of
Imp. Messenger, which is enough to say for
his blood as a trotter. It is probable that
he combines more Messenger blood the
g-.eat progenitor of trotting slock of the coun
try in his veins than any horse in .the Uni
ted States. Let the Turf FMd and Farm de
cide. Maj. Brown lias farmed Blue Grass
fer his Spring Hill farm stud from his ow
ner, Hon. J jo. Watts Carney, of Kentucky,
who is now u member 01 tlie Legislature of
that State. Mr. Carney purchased the horse
for his own use in the stud, but having en-
f:aged in politics he lias wisely put him into
letter hands. He is a horse of remarkably
fine boneand strong muscle; in short he
lias the unmistakable marks of the Hamble
tonian, and is the oply one of the old horse's
get ever brought to Maury County. He of
fers a fine opisirtuuity to our farmers win)
want a real gisxl horse for family purposes,
as well as to those who want oue to go in
the thirtieths and under. Maj. Brown Ins
also on his farm the young stallion Bell
Air, who was, at a two year old, tlie hand
somest colt of the trotting stock I ever saw,
but is now looking badly in consequence ol
some disease of the legs, which will, unfor
tunately, prevent him ever making any
character as a trotter, but Will hot injur
him. as a breeder. Maj. Brown and Capt.
Gllison puicliased him jointly ms the finest
oolt as to size, style and blood combined,
that they could fine: subsequently Major
Brown bought Capt. Gibson's half interest,
paying him $2,5tX for it; b.e is a beautiful
blood-bay. 16 bands high, was bred by It. A.
Alexander, foaled in 1&72 by Belmont, sou
of Alexander's Abdalla: 1st dam, ' Minerva,
bv Pilot, Jr.; 2d dam, Bacchante Mambriuo,
by Mambriuo Chief; 3d Bacchante, by Bay
Messenger; 4th by Whip-Comet, a thorough
bred horse. It w ill be seen that Bell-Air's
sire, Belmont, is half brother to Goldsmith
Maid, the queen of the turf. I predict that
his colts will make a brilliant record, one of
them shown me by Maj. Brown is of iine
size, full of spirit and of fine action. This
is a fine chance for those having thorough
bred mares to get a fast horse. He will give
them size and trotting action, and tbe dam
speed and liottoin. Maj. Brown showi-d me
as fine a field of biTKKl mares and fillies of
one and two years old as I ever beheld, and
1 should Ihj glad to particularize them, for
not one I saw that does not deserve it, but
1 fear I have already taxed too severely
your valuable space, and I shall only beg tlie
privilege of mentioning in detail, only u
few ol them. 1 he most sightly and I think
the finest mure In the lot Is Constantia, a
coal black with star, 15 hands 2 inches high.
and isaliuosi limitless, i-ne is oy tonscript,
full brother to American Boy: 1st dam tthe
dam of Piedmont ifrJn'-i at 4 years old) bv
Mambriuo Chief. She is full sister to daiii
of Countersign, who was sold some six
weeks ago at i years old for .J,uiu. Kentucky
Lady; a buy year old, is grand tor size and
general apiearunce. she Is 111 hands ! lucii
high; Ik by Manibrino Pilot, the sire ofMam-
brino Gift.who fits the fastest stallion record
in the world, 2:20. Her dam-was by Nauga
tuck; 2d dam by a thoroughbred son of Pac
olet; she is now bred to Enfield. Minnie
Ciyde, a very fine bay mare, l." hands 2
inches high, by Brignoli, son of Marnbi ino
Chief; 1st dam Gano,son of American Eclipse,
the sire of Lady Thomas' dain; 2d dam by
Potomac; 3d dam.by Baionet; 4th dam by
Cherokee. Rowena is a very fine blooded
old mare, 15 years old, by Commodore; her
dam by Smith Willis' Potomac. She is bred
to Bell-Air. which, without accident, will be
hard to beat I think. Rowena is tlie dam of
Col. M. (L. Stockard s fine filly, Tennessee
Maid, who has already made a fast record.
Lady Abdalla by Alexander's Abdalia, tlie
sire of Goldsmith Maid. Her dam is claim
ed to be thoroughbred, is a large powerful
bay mare and is bred to Blackwood, Jr.
And last but not least Is another bay Abdal
la mare, 10 bands high; 1st dam by Inde
pendence. Tills horse nas shown himself
next to Rydsyk's Hambletonian as a getter
of trotters, aud many think would have sur
passed him had he lived longer. He
d'l at 10 years of age. I saw a beautiful lot
of fillies, most of them yearlings. Alice
Lewis, a 2 year old, is one nf the largest and
finest fillies lever saw. She Is a black with
fineclear limbs, and trots in the field with a
long swinging motion that shows that she
has the true t rotting blood; she has shown
m harness a 3 minute gait. sh is hv ai.
moot, the sireofAliie West and Piedmont,
outof Y'oung Kate by McDonald's Mumbri
no, and her 2d dam a fast pacing mare. Sh
took a premium over three year olds last
Fall at the Columbia Fair. But tlie gem of
the whole lot is Trix I-Xmond, a black year
ling without marks. She looks more like
thoroughbred than atrotter: indeed she is
almost pure blood. She is by Errickson, 2:3"
at 4 years oioi son oi Aiamnrino cmei.
nt am I iv Mnrimn t n n.
2nd dam by Hunt's premium Highlander
3d dam Fanny, by Brown s Highlander
4th dam by Bertrand.
51 h dam by linn. Bedford.
Maj. Brown's weanlings (13 in number)are
Just recovering from distemper, but now
show a thriving condition; one of the lot is
au extra fine bay filly by Errickson. and al
so three yearlings by the same horse. These
weanlings are running on barley and clover,
and are sheltered at night. Maj. Brown has
a smau nock of cotswoui sneep, neaueu oy a
fine buck Canada Chief bred by F. W. Stone,
the famous breeder of Canada. He has sold
his flock of Cotswolds down to aUiut 35
head: thebalance of his flock consists of
South Downs and graded sheep, numbering
about three hundred head. He has just re
ceived two ewes and a buck of tlie Shrop
shire Down breed, i ney are a oeaumuiani-
inal. and lie thinks they will prove to be tin
best sheep for this latitude that lie has yet
seen, being a larger carcass and longer and
finer woof than tne isouin iiwn, and a nar
dier and longer lived animal than the Cots,
wold. I compared tne three wools witn
glass, and think it much finer and fifty pe
cent kmger than the South Down and quite
as fine as the Cotswold, though aliout one-
third shorter. These sneep are very similar
Iu form to the South Down, but considera
bly larger and with blacker faces and legs,
Thev are like a well engraved picture, and
should thev prove to be what Maj. Brown
expects of them they will be a great addi
tion to the breeds we already have. Consid
eriug the short time that Maj. Brown has
had to stock his farm, and tbe high cliarac
ter of his stock collected shows a wonderful
degree of fine judgment and industry, and
should meet with tlie hearty encourage.
ment and patronage of the whole country.
l am lea to believe mat ne anu capi. ...nison
will continue theirannualstocksales, which
will give our people an opportunity to siiii
ply themselves with such stock as they
want, of as pure and fashionable blood as
can be found in the United States, and wit Ii
great economy of time and transportation.
I am glad to know that these gentlemen are
meeting with encouragement, not only in
their own and surrounding counties, but in
othor States. They deserve all praise for
their public spirit, and I hope they may rea
lize t bei r brightest expectations.
Mr. Editor,! must ask paruouoiyou ior ex
tending this wandering communica
tion to so great a length. Maj. Brown's farm
and stock is so attractive, so far beyond what
u Irnnu-n nf it liirt IP unrf. muiorlrv Ol onr
community, and so many objects of interest
have presented themselves to ine as I have
gone along, that I have insensibly gone be
yond tbe limit I had prescribed to myself.
Indeed there are many other objects of in
terest put down in my notes which I have
passed over entirely, but wincn i propose to
make part of some future communica
tion, should my engagement permit. My
object in t hese communications is to awak
en' onr people to our home enterprises, and
to induce tnem to encourage home interests
and to work together for the general good.
Thta and How.
lo tht Editor of the Herald and Mail:
Passing through Hatchie bottom the river
bottoms are Always wide in West Tennessee,
I saw an individual on ahead of me, who, I
thought, that "I knowad by his back."
And his back did favor "old Snaik" as much
as anv two backs 1 ever saw; and about the
same time that I happened to see him, Ba
laam, jr., opened insmoiitii anu spoae and
says: " W here you going to, you old finmk,
Snaik. Snaikr He then began to chaw tlie
hits, and myself and Balaam, Jr., soon over
took him. His horse was a flop eared horse,
hurry mane and tail, and had had the
flistula, and when 1 became better acquain
ted with him, "the horse," I found him to
be the most pious horse I eversaw. He wan
ted to return thanks for many favors at ev
ery root and mud bole he came to, and he
trotted higher aud harder than Dr. Alex s.
of Columbia, and seemed to give a pious
ejaculaiion at every step, a grunt tlirowed
in. That was the horse, now for t he rider. I
oliserved him closely befoie I spoke to him.
He was riding on an old fashioned Spanish
saddle-tree; bad an old pair of M. D's saddle
bags; nis legs were brown Jeans legglns with
white buttons, and tied next to a piece of
blue serge. He had on a long tailed old fash
ioned blanket coat that was out at both el
bows. I lisle up by the side of him: he look
ed at me with a leer, and piece of court plas
on his right cheek bone, a hooked nose and
winteeyes. minus i to myseir, "Old (snaik,
by george, says I: how do you do, sir." He
looked at me I suppose about hall a minute
before he spoke. I thought him to be
deaf or crazy, when he says, ,ku-hat movt your
name V, bouif I. sir, says he, what do you
call your name? I thought that I would be
as polite as I could, and I says. "Obadiab
Squezilfmtim." He says, you live about
here? I told him no, sir, X lived in Maury
Couuty much sickness up there. I soon
tound out that lie was a Doctor, ys lie.
do you chew tobacco, yes, sir. A jwuse for
a few minutes; you hain't got none hain't ye?
I. out of mischief, asked film how do you
know I hain't; I just now asked ye if ye
ham t ye. says i, no you cnew; ne says i jist
axed you for a chaw. Says I, never heard
you; I then pulled out my plug and handed
it to him, told him it was the Log Cabin and
to help himself. After taking his "chaw,"
he commenced to tell me of the fine medi
cines he had, and of their wonderful powers
anu miraculous cures, i nere is a sicrwuiy-
ped tale that he told me at least fift y times
in the short distance I rode with him. My
iiieterson is the "Life Draps;" cures tooth
ache, ear-ache, head-ache, neuralgia, nose
ache, sore eyes, daudruf, pimply blotches,
!.aill ill luc stomal ii, j.ulu iu iuu utiiit, .iiu
n tlie knees; cures burnins, ch ills, consump
tion, tc.,iSc. My grand-father had the ear
ache and was deaf, ami three draps cured
him entirely; my aunt had the neunlgia.
and rubbing it in the temples and cheeks
cured her: my wife had the head-ache and
one application cured her; my wife's aunt
had a pain iu ner sine anu it cured ner; my
uncle had the consumption and It cured
him. and so forth and so on. Says I."Doctor.
your medicines are wonderful, and you are
a benefactor of maukind.you ought to move
to some large city and let tlie wonderful vir
tues of you medicines be known, and it will
be hut a short time before all nations of the
world will hear of you and your medicine;
and they will come from the east and the
west, the north and the south the Islands
of the seas, across the mighty ocean, from
all nations, lxith civilized and uncivilized,
and you will be hailed as the greatest phy
sician that was ever on God's foot-stool. I
wisii you success. Now Asu Then.
For the Herald and Mail.
In our last we smite of nnd gave illustra
tions of the three classes of bees, viz: tueen,
orKers anil Drones, ana promised In a iu
ture article to speak of the different species
of bees lieing cultivased in tlie United Stales.
I he HI.ACK ok common WEE of the countrv
is so well known throughout the country
we deem it to be useless and a waste of time
to speak of.
THE EGI'VTAIX BEE.
which has also leen introduced in the Uni
ted States, but has met with scarcely any
favor among bee keepers, owing to their
exceeding viciousuess. It is said that when
they are fully aroused that there is no end
to their warfare until they are extermined,
consequently bat few persons care to han
dle them. At present but little Is known of
in tlie United States. EHorts are now being
made te get importations, nnd it is thought
by many that tliey win supersede tbe Ital
ian, which is at-present tlie favorite bee.
l.hiUAKlAN Oil ITALIAN 11KK
is a variety of the lionet- 1st' found in
small districts amid the Alps, embracing
Minions of Switzerland and Italy." Kingin
us text liook says of them that "they were ac
cidentally discovered during the wars of Na
Mileon, by Capt. Biildestlne, who carried the
first colony of them acrors the A ls in 1M.;.
In 1H5.I they were introduced by D.ierzoii
into Germany and into the United States in
Tliey have grown into general favor with
all Bee KeeH-rswbo have given thciii atrial,
and are rapidly superseding tlie common
black lse of tlie country. Hundreds tjf per
sons in the United States are now engaged
in propagating them. 'I here is a great di
versity ot opinion among authors in their
description of tbeui. Mr. Langstrotli char
acterizes them as spotted or variegated and
of a beautiful golden color. King says thev
are of a striped golden color. Mr. Quinby,
iu his "bee keejiing," speaks of them thus,
and his views are more in accord with latter
"Bee Keepers have not as yet been able to
decldeon a reliable test of purity, a lest that
would detect the slightest mixture of native
blood with the genuine Italian, all admit
thai a yellow band must surround the abdo
men ot pure Italian workers, and that the
ill-ones, a part of them, at least, must 15
marked irregularly, tbe band being some
what scalloped. Among the queens there is
a great variation of color, some beiiM even
blacker than the natives, while the sbdomeii
of others is a beautiful yellow nearly its
wb.ojii length.' Vliese nre the marks, it is
said, by which they are distinguished in
their home in the Alps, where they are sur
rounded by by a barrier of mountains im
passable to tlie common bee.'1 Your cor
respondent, JiUe many others, had been
lead to regard the pure Italian bee ns of a
very bright golden color; and to fully satis
fy himself ou the subject has corn Knded
with quite a liumls-r of eminent ' bee keep
ers in the United istates, and from Hi forma
tion elicited from t hem has come to a very
it)U-n.-lit conclusion to that originally en
tertaiiicd. Messrs. Da.lant A- Hon, who are
n-garil.st s very reliable importers, say
I hal they are much darker than the lioui'e
breil Italians, but after generations from
imported mothers bxoine much lighter In
leolor. Dr. J. P. II. Brow n, another impor
ter, whom we regard us perie-tiy trustwor
thy, writes as follow: "All lmiiorted oueens
are somewhat darker than our hone need."
Mr.J. 11. Neilis. a Ne"- Mi- breeder, writes:
'I have ! 3., ti'uins.of )Vs, some t ery libt
colored, and anot her, nearer the o.iywWc.
W.-od, K nV i m ihtrker. People geuerully pic-
fer very light queens, although I, with oth
ers, think the dnr strain are a little the
best workers. The Dadunt and many other
imported aueens are quite dark, hilt bred
lighter in this country."
I n reply to a note addressed to the editor
of '-Gleanings In Bee Culture" he replies
In the December number as follows: "Wc
have never seen a genuine imported queen
that was light colored, but their daughters,
many of them, will be quite light, and by
selecting these to rear from we can get grand
daughters that are as yellow and as golden
as oue could wish. Oue objection to these
beautiful light colored bees, is that they are
lazy, when win tr comes they have to be
fed, while the dark bees witli three leathwr
eolored bands are all in winter trim.
THEIR SUPERIOR ITT
is thus summed up by Mr. King, which is
fully corroborated by Messrs. Langotrotli k
Quinby and all writers at the present time.
1st. The Italian queens are called "prolific
breeders," as the stock breed earlier in the
season and continue la'er, casting larger
swarms and swarming oi an average about
two weeks earlier than the black bee. there
by gaining much time in the best of
the gathering season, and usually swarming
in seasons when common bees do not,
2d. They gather much larger stores of hon
ey than the black bees, as proven by the
united testimony of eminent apiarians both
in Europe and America.
2d. In opening a hive the Italians, when
i)i(re, are much more peaceable than tlie
black bees, and the queen is more readily
found, nut so much on account of contrast
oi color as from the fact that with the wor
kers siu. usually remains undisturbed upon
the combs. r
4th. Being more constant workers, tlie
Italians are less inclined to rob than the na
Jive bees. Being hardier, they are longer
lived, winter more safely, and are more in
clined to supersede their queen when past
their prime. Hence, colonies are not so lia
ble to become queenless, and queenlcss
stocks do not so rapidity beoome tfepopula-
5th. Their beautiful color and graceful form
render them an object of interest to every
lierson of tase. Hence, they attract man
visitors, who admire their golden hue, so
oeauuiuuy snown oy ine isun s rays as iney
pass swittiy to ana rrom tne hive, unviu
now given a description of the Italian bee
and shown their superiority over tne com
mon bee, the next question to be considered
is now to change our stocks rrom tne com'
mon tome Italian, which is called
The first thing to be done, if not n 1 remit-
provided with them, Is to secure movable
frame nives, for no one can successfully
handle bees without them, however, don
buy any "patent rights." Their are plenty
oigotsi movable irame nives to be hat
without nnvtntr anvtblmr for thn inu n
them. Select that which you think or can
ascertain to be the best, then after you have
maue your selection let an in your yara be
the some pattern. If a two story hive, let
your lower and upper frames lie tlie same
size. Tlie advantage of this advice you will
more readily perceive when we come to
spenit oi ariiuciai nwai llliiiK unci vxirucuilK.
Supposing your stocks at present are all in
Isix hives, and you have selected a mova
ble irame nive, tne first step to be taken is
to make a transfer. This we will speak of in
Confidential Letter from an Old Maid
To the Editor of the Herald and Mail:
Owing to the inclement weather. I did not
get :o coiuruijia on .Monday, as i anticipat
ed. I went over to my aunt s on Saturday
last, and remained for a day or so; was at
church on Sunday. There was quite a fine
turnout, considering the unfavorable weath
er. l our sweetheart was not there, but I
heard from her. She does not live on Jr.
uon Branch, as I had learned, but on one
of its tributaries McKetcnum or McCutcli-
eon. I think is the name. I will Just inform
you I know who tbis sweet little creature in:
she is a perfect specimen of humanity all
that heart could wish or desire, is gathered
together, formed and fashioned after God's
own taste and image. I think I'm a Judge
of beauty, grace and other qualities that
constitutes noble man's ideal woman she
has them all to perfection. I have not yet
nade her acquaintance, but will in a few
days or weeks at most, aud then my great
est effort will be used in your behalf and it
will take an effort. She is so lovely, so
amiable, so handsome, that she has a host
ofaduiireis and will have pick and choice
f many of the nicest gentlemen in the
and. You must be sure and tbiuk of me
when you see the Knob Creek widower.
Give him a gentle hint that old maids are
much superior to widows. old Maiii.
Real Estate Transfers.
M. C. D.W.Stone to T. J. Stone quit claim-
A. W. raig to H. L. Oliver 10U acres, Dis
K. B. Sellers to Henry Watson 31 acres.
James Warden to W. B. Gordon 03 acres.
.1. M. Tucker et alto J. M. Billlngton 34
acres. District 2o Stiuo.
A. W. Potter to John Lamar 30 acres.
list rict S210.
.1. M. Coker to A. W. McDonald Lot Dis-ic-t
N. A. Putton to Bailey & Sperry Lot Dis
trict 12 Sfl.Tl).
Fred Altmycr to N. A. Patton Lot District
J. Y . Hardison to D. B. Hardison 72 acres
District 23 M4N3.
Sam. L. rreeianil to Jas. M. Freeland 67
acres. District 4 S2030.
J. F. Haley to aughan & Chnppell lust..
District 9 $5iii0.
V. J. Bvnunt to Until Davedsoii and Alf.
Brown, 3 acres, District SI.
E. A. Moscly, Bedford oaunty; R. J. Mat-
lews, A. Omberg, Tim W. Webster, A.
Wolf, C. S. Abbott, J. M. BoblM'tt, P. P. Piatt,
t. i-iiKington, jn. Steinberg, iouiviue;
C. Itiley, M. H. Stockett. Thomas itains, J.
M. Spurlock, M. Nestor, Newton Cannon,
ig Ixivensteln, Harry Martin, B. W. Howe,
ashvllie: J. c. Kelly. J. w. waller. B. IN.
Webster, A. A. Tripp, North Vernon, Ind.;
E. C. Malsby, G. Dyer, Oincinnatl: S. II.
Wlllinson, Springfield; J. H. Keeling,
ttlaski: D. Jj. Brown and family. Texas; J.
B. Emhry, Richland, Ky.; D. G. King, Co
lumbus, o.; B. W. Worlev. Mr. Walker, L.
H. Worley, J. W, Fry, Thompson Station;
L. II. Black, Alabama; J. W. S. Kldlev, W.
K. Hughes, Sit. Pleasant; D. M, Stark, Atlan
ta, (in,; S. E. Bracking, J. B. Hollow-ay,
Somcrville; B. A. Smith, J. li. Cecil, Jr.,
Hickman county: Burke Bond, Franklin;
A. H. Stevenson, Williamson county; W. P.
Lyman, Chicago; E. A. Lindsey, Jackson:
V. L. Johnson.Murfreesboro,
EIST OF LETTERS
Bemuinlng iu the Post Office at Columbia,
Maury Connty, - Tennessee,
B'ackel Prof ti
Beard J L
Bowles James R
Burke Miss Annie
Denton James J
Fisk Mrs Mary H;
Fulton Mrs Susan
Gray Mrs M
Harrison Mrs Eliza
Leftwlch N C
Mack Mrs Mllly
May berry Harding
Moore Eugene H
Morton S P Co
Moore Mrs Mart' A
McHady Miss kitty
Nlil (lie Mrs M I.
parnam Miss Eva
Ragnn A A
Riddle Mrs M T
Ritchey II G
Harris Mrs Maggie Scott Patsey
HoldernanG W S B F Scott Sophie
H.-irdlm.ni Men roo
Hunter Mrs Julia
Sheegog Henry L
Smith Wm B
Stone Miss Mollis;
Stone B F
Wilkes Mrs Lilev
Wortham Mrs M M
Wood Mrs Lou
Hudson W L
Hough Mrs Mary
James Annan las
THE STARLESS CROWN.
"Thry that turnlmtmy to righleousnrxs sla!l
thine us the stars forever and ever,JMtn. 12:3.'
Wearied and worn witli earthly cares, I
vielijed to repose,
And soon before my raptured sight a glori
ous vision rose:
I thought, while shimlKTing on my couch
in midnight's solemn gloom,
I heard an angel's silvery voice, and rudi.
a lice tilled my room.
A gentle touch awakened me; a gentle whis-
ise, O sleeper, follow me;" and through
the olr we fled.
We left the earth so faraway thpt like a
speck it seemed.
And heavenly glory, calm and pure, across
our pathway streamed.
Still on we went; my soul was rapt In silent
I wondensl what the end would be, what
next should meet mine eye.
I knew nol how we journeyed t,ita.gh the
pathless fields of light.
When suddenly a change' was wrought, and
I was clothed in w hite.
We stisid lHforc a city's walls most glorious
We passed through gates of glistening jarl,
o'er streets of purest gold,-(
It needed not the sun by day, tlie silver
The glory of the Ird was there, the Lamb
himself its light.
Bright angels paced the shining wired,
sweet music filled the air,
And white-robed snlnls with glittering
crowns, fniiu every clime were tliey;
And some that I had loved on earth stood
with them round the throne,
"All worthy is the Lamb," tliey sang, "tbe
glorv his alone."
But fairer tar t'.uu all besides, I saw iny
And es I gazed he smiled on ma w ith won
drous love aud grace.
Lowlv I bowed before His throne, o'erjoyed
tiiat 1 al last
Had gained tbe object of my hoj.es; that
earth at length was past.
And then iu solemn tones lis said, "Where
is the diadem
That ought to sparkle ou thy brow
adorned with many a gem?
I know thou hast ls-lieyed on me, and Ule
through mc is thine;
But where arc all tbose radiant star that
in tht- crown i-hould shine?
Yonder thou seest a glorious throng, and
stars on every hrow;
For every soul they led to me they wear a
And such thy bright reward had been if
such hal been t by deed,
Ifthouhadst sought some wandering feel
iu pathi of peace to lead.
Thou wert not called that thou shouldal
tread Die way of life atone.
But that tbe cjear and shining light which
Undid thy footsteps shone
Should guide some other weary feet to my
br.ght homeof rest,
And thus, in blessing (ho around, thou
liadst thyself, been blest,"
n O i
The vision laded from my sight, the Toloe
no longer spake,
A ypell seemed briMxling o'er my soul which
long I leered lo break.
And when ut iust I gazed around in morn
ing's glimmering light.
My spirit felt o'erwhelmed beneath tiiat
vision's awful might.
I rose and wept wit h chastened joy that yet
1 dwelt below,
Tlist yet another hour was mine my faith
by works to show;
That'yet some sinner I migjt tell of Jesus'
Ami help io lead some weary uoul Ui seek a
And now, while ori the earth I stay, my
iii"tt j this shall be,
To live in) longer to myself, but Him who
And graven on my inmost m that word of
"Tin j- that turn many to the Lord bright as
tht; tuis shall shine."
Connty Court I'roceedings.
Peter B. Ladd aud David A. Caldwell,
qualified as Justlcea of lha Peace, for civil
district No. 1.
R. A. McKay, administrator of the sstals
of Mrs. W. A. Passiuore.
James D. Jchnaon, administrator of th
itate of Jane Satterfleld.
B. C. Foster, executor of Jas. S. Riblnaoo.
W..I. Adkissoi:, executor of Mrs. Moiil T..
J. li. Courtney, guardian of Eddl Hender
son. .Mattle M. Bobcrr, guardian of Llllls.
Will of Mis. Mollis E. Allen, admitted t
Will of Middletou Hill, admitted lo pre
From "Be Gleanings."
I got some hair dozen dollar Queens of Dr.
I. P. H. Brown, of Augusta, ou , aud safly
introduced all but one. I also go: of Mr. J.
11. Neilis, Canujoliarle, N. Y., a dozen or
more lost out of the lot some thrts or four.
Also got of Diulant Son, an imported
yueen. Those I got or Brown oil turned out
well, nil being well marked. TIkmsc ol Nal
lis also; in lai-t, t wo I got oi Nelli show
fancy u liee as I ever saw, being very light,
while two of his tueeiis w ere very durk,
die progeny of which are a ilurk.' luuther
colored bee. In ordering of Dnd'Uit, I wrof
lor a light colored bee bill didiri . ci it. N -' .
wc have nil been educated to l .' k upon U.e
pure Italian as a light, golden colored bee,
out latterly I notice out to a number sotdk-
ing of them as a dark bee. Would liko In
hear rrom you and others through
tjl'-uninus on this subject.
Oi l. 21. ltC.i.
We have never seen a genuine im
ported .;ueen that was light cxdored,
out their daughters, itntnv Of theru
will lie unite light, and hv Melcc'iimi lhesa !
rear from, we can get giBiicl-iliiugliteis that,
are as ytillow ond gulden us anyone. eoulJ
wish. our objection to these beautiful
light colored bees is, that thev are lv.
. !?" wl"1. reoincs thev have to ijv lmJ,
while the dark bets, with three leather!
coiored bands, nre all in winter Him. Do
vou know that one hnu-ln-d colonies ot bv
(hat will gather enougb iuihe fall to wln-t'-r
are o much stronger argument than ou
hundred of "golden bees ' Uitu nited teu
Isniiiils oi augnr each?
Is your lu art au ocean bo strung aud flaan
I may launch my oil on its tide?
A loving woman finds lu-sveu or hell
On the day she is a bride.
1 require oil things that are grand aud Uhs,
All things that a mau should be
If vou give this nil 1 would hluke uiv iin
To be all you demand of Ine.
If you can not lie thisa laundress aud wwwk
You can hire and little lo pay;
But a woman's heart and a woman 111
L Are not to be won that way.
At Florence, Ala., Wednesday evening,
Dec, l.'itli. Mr. II. Kksslitk Wom.kv.orijKi h-
ey's Creek, Maury County, Teun., nudMlsa
Emma Cochran, of Florence.
They were expected here last night.
At the residence of Judge A. M. Hugh.
near Columbia, Thursday night. Dec. lit, is7,',
byltev.J.C. Mitchell. .Mr. Jaaiks B. Smith
aud Miss Alice 11 tx.it i s.
w e congratulate our voting friend. Mr.
Smith on winning one of our liaudsomeal
snd most ad mini bit; young ladles. She las
fine type of wotuauhood blessed with
health, good looks, uud a true heart, with
out the least guileor lolly ro common to
society. She never told a lloor even equiv
ocated about the most trivial affairs. Mr.
Smith is a flue business man, of popular
and pleasant manners, and of comely ap
pearance withal. J hey nave lovad each
other devotedly, through good nnd evil re
port, aud start on the new road with hnppr
learts, which ensures a succssful life lu
them. This young counlu huvc the hunt
wishes of a host of friends.
At Memphis, by Kov. L. 1). Mulliua, Mr.
Bkown H. Hinhiiim, of liickniau Coun
ty, Tennessee, and MtshGKnTHfPii W'KLLtR.
if Memphis. They passed t hrough hers the
it her day on their way to Hickman.
,T. W. Hunter to llosa II. Maxwell.
William P. Owen to Dora A. Craig.
Jas. It. Griffith to Alice H. Perkluaou.
.1. J. Hackney to Mattle H. Stone.
W. D. Humphries to MolJle o Harmon.
James B. Smith to Alice A. Hughe'.
Jacob Wallls to I.illle plcknrd.
Thomas Maxwell lo Nellie Thoinns.
William Guiiinn rto Alice Campbell.
Dock Alexander to Martha Jane WlUlaiua.
lloherf pillow to l-'lot'em-i- Armstrong.
Save the Costs.
This is to notify all persons Indebted to u
y note or account, that we inujf have inon-
y, and t lint we will he forced to put out all
hums lor collection uol paid bv Lit It .lauu-
ry, 1S7H. Please take notice and tuvn tarn
Dec. 17, lS7.-i.-2t. T l.rit A- WlLLiAJIS.
Conistoek .V Kiishton is the cmlv Uoiiia
giving a handsome chiomo to reailv siih-
scrils-rs to the .Yc- York l.nhnr. 'cckbi.
Sotiirilny Sifiht, Harper's. Church Corner,
i-lc. Subscript Ions to all i fint ts nuhlislie.l
received by fomstock .V- Itushtou. Public
Sipinre, between Gtnrgc Mllner's and Wil
son Tucker's. ill clT-Tj-jW.
One Hiltidic-d 'I ui ki iv by .Mninluv m
P. Wit lll-rspooll's Con left loUet V,
ileel,-u-lw. . N. Wu.no.
tine Box of Fancy Paper ond Lin rlii,m.
for lo cents, al Cotnstoek A Bullion's.
I will not be losiionsiiiic . ,- ,n,. .1,1,1. ,,.
wife should make, mi she iins left mv bad
ii'l iKiard without u cause .
lecl-lt. .I ts. D. Jackson.
Toys, Pictures. Books i.nd Presents
hristinas, for Conistoek .t Hi-.shtou.
A House and
'ii n;id orcbai
I for 1. nl. with
To the first mull Inn! Kettles his fu-coum.
de.-17-lt. J. J. Wu.so.
Wanted by Monday Night titl
Fillecii good Mare Mules, from four to six
years old, from firte.-n to six! -tu haiiiis
high, for which I he highest nmikel prl
win ne oh 111 iu ea.tn.
Iec. 17-. t.
ISI.AI K .1 MOOUI-.
In view ol 11 change ol ieKlenc. 1 hr
tills ilnv sold my stock of leather' saddle,
harness, saddle and shoe finding slor to
Mr. Marsh P. lion en, who will continue fbw
business as lierelolore, urnl forhliu I U the
continued patronage ol ;!! invold frlvuJs.
Dec. i7,l.S.,"l. T. J. Ili.l.M.
To the Public.
Haying this day bought the stock of I. -nil,
er, saddles, harness, etc., ol Mr. j , ,1. 1 1 1 u 1 .
1 will continue Hie business at thn mm a old
IIi'lui leather hou'c, and would be jilnd
uni t nnd sell to nil of his old customer,
and as many others that will call to si i.- 1111.
1 will sell very cheap lor cnh.
Dec, 17, IS7...-IW, M AII!SU P. Bowls-.
.llIi.w',ol .Veil port, Ky.. Is popping a'
tlie Nelson House 111 t his place. In lejui.sen -In'ion
of one ol tin- luigi'st carriage clnl
lisbments o tll(. West, uud propo.es to Itn
nish a belter carriage or buguy (ban run Im
bought elsewhere, for the swum uioin-v.
An.i ..nc w ill do well to consult hjm n. inj
All persons indented tons unl j.ic;,.e cs 1
aud sell It by January l,t, Wii, us e can't
gran! furl ii.-r t line.
Dec.a-ll. I loiiiii.ss iV Bi:oW'.
Jeans of all kiieii,
York prices, at t heap
, a I h'
The lln.) two ioiy luTek ii-snlcm-.-, the
place where i.eo. I . Mllm-i now lives, on
south Main Street, lor IsTii. 1 01 put t ic-ulnis
apply to Alorl, f.'i orgeoi Al iuu Hedge.
Nov. 111-11. VV. it. HopfiK.
l.'uparallelctl Bat'iins, in all ktii.lo ol
illy Gcsals. Clulhlug, boots ami li
and Till ii Us, id Cheap John's. nut I'l 1 1.
Blankets, Shawls nnd 1'ics l.oo.ls 11 111
uow ollered lit iisacilllce nt tin up John's.
K.s IsHlldShoes, in endless laiiely, wf
rauled 2.'. percent, below reulir prices, n t,
Cheap Johu's. iiovltitl
All kinds of gti.nl ('..;il f ,r ,- i
Ihinningtuii, flicent ueaiyni'l,
l.r .). r
Latest style Millinery and Fancy gootlr,
reoclved daily al the I.njpcrl.uu of Fash
ion, ot-t. W-tf.
Ten l)o.i'U ( eliteiini.il Hats, just received
al the Emporium of Fit- h Ion. oct. 2--K.
One Hundred Boxes, new style Huffs, at
eastef 11 prices, just received, ut the K.iupo
rium of Fashion. ocl.2- ti.
N L'i'M.! N.i I'ai! I am pr;.sing a rani -edy
for the Gravel, mid guaruue it. p, cure,
uo matter of bejw long standing. Call ou or
address me at llurucaui; Station, Mftury
Oct. I, Pi7S.-tr. W. B. NArrs.
All the new shadus of Zephyr, Cauvas
and Perforsted Mottoes, for mhrolderT.
Jusi received, at the Emporium of Fashion.
Stamping and Pinking, douu
at the Llupolluui of Fashion.
f r. Stu Arnold's Conirh Killer, .tb tresi
Lradibstor for all Loan liin.jaat-i. A. mi.nnar
remedy to alf nlhcr rnodicines yie rlixoovera'i
in ratrern cases. It b a turn, fmi'-k and ir
fectiy iiafe rimed y fV,r CoukIis. Cold, horn
Throat, Whooping Cnuitb. ' mop, '1
disesaea of tba Throat ami I.dhh. Retail
price. 25cla.,.V)cU-,t. Anyl ttlo tUal doe
not give relief tuny rj:t roturn"l. mid, tr.'.ney
re'uncla.l. I'ndor ttiois coniJ:tn;a wa i!i
avarv citizen troubln.l with h'.iuic pomplaiatn
try this remedy. Arnold's Hinrrh'e liu.sani
ft eta. and .VJcU. Kotimiul.er it in warrant a-J.
CompouD'lad ly t- Helta Arnold' Mmlii-al
Corporation.. W ouimocket, K, I, Soldby Jtt
SKfll loWLliK. excludivo Brunt, Colauibij.
J. 11. MIMIPHY
Aail Woliritotm iu liaucery,
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