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TOWN AND COUNTY.
OVER THE COCHTT.
I'rldajr Maralac, Dwrabfr 15, IsVT.
.0 A TEAK. fAIl IM iPTASCt.
3.4 O IP NUT F AD 1W ABVAJTCIC.
The Uerald.lor one Dollar Tear ! !
The time are hard, prices of produce are
reduced, and we have concluded to reduce
the price of ;the Bmu) AND Mail- The
price reduced to la the actual eon oi ine
Herald and Mail. Although the price Is
greatly reduced, we expect to keep the pa
per fully up to what it ha been.
:i u b of fl ve 81 .50 per year.
Clubs of ton or over, $1.00 per year.
The money must afimjW accompany club.
A club must ail be at one pout office.
Members of a club must all commence at
the tame time.
. ifM, p.
See non-residence notices of D. B. Coop
er, C and M.
See land sale of D, B. Cooper, Clerk and
Master. He will sell some valuable real
estate on the l:ith of January.
Read the advertisement of Mr. Al. rrl
erson In another column. He has been re
ceiving for the last few days his Mock of
holiday goods, consisting of handsome
bound vol time of standard authors, toys,
tire work, etc ; in fact, everything you may
want. His stock of books are complete, and
everything will be sold to suit the times.
Junius Polk has gone to the "Bulldozer"
Col. J. J. Turner, a leading lawyer of Galla
tin, i'onu., was here last Friday.
Count James B. Childress left for his post
ofriiitv lu Nashville, last week.
.Mrs. K. U. Shenill and her charming little
daughter have returned from Nashville.
Mis. Sims Latla went to Pleaiant Valley
I;it wK k, on a visit to W. J. Craig's family.
CO. Nlcnolson Is still In Nasuvllle. tie
is mui.'ii missed in the social circles ot our
V e are glad to announce that Mr. J. T.
Craik tins moved with his charming family
ha-'k to Columbia.
Richard Hansom went to Lewlsburg Tues
day to at end Criininai Court. His clieui
was charged with house breaking.
Mm- J.uarlos,of Kentucky, altera pleas
ant vlsii to her charming relations, the
Misses Imnniugton, has gone homi.
Nick Akin moved his lamliy Out to his
place.iiHsir the Pair Grouuds,ou Wednesday.
Nick will (tome lu every day to attend to
I bo duties of his office.
Miss Beautiful York, of Memphis, who has
been visitlug iier relations, the Yorks, and
A lme Hodge a lamlly, has returned to her
.loliu Curr, Irvine and Bill McEwsu made
a Hying visit to Hickman this week. We
lid noi hear whether John took a buggy
i ide or not.
Rev. lr. Leftwlch, of Nashville, was oui
t his week to see bis venerable mother, who
has been quite sick. The Doctor Is one of
t ho ablest pr.-actiers In the South.
Col. E. C. McDowell, one of our ablest law
yers, left for Memphis last Friday. He goes
on urgent business, and will probably re
turn to-day or to-morrow.
Mr. liUiigham, of Nashville, brought the
corpse of his wile to Columbia last .i.onday
nignt lor interment. They used to live in
She passed through Columbia ou Wednes
day; she did uot leave on the pike leading
O) tue oid Horsley-Aahtou Mill, but in an
oj:s'le direction toward Bigbyville. Jim
ani she was Piokliig as handsome at ever.
Mr. t'.ilviti Hardison, of Hardison' Mills,
up the liver, le.'t here last Tuesday with a
car load ol inn le lor Ixuisiaua, where he
pnipijses to sell them.
Hon. Kilward i'. TaliafeiTO. of Giles Coun
t v, came to Columbia ou the evening train
I'uesi lay, transacted some laiportant legal
business, auit returned on the nine o'clock
.'rai:i Hie same nigbt.
1 ir. W. A. Smith, presiding officer of the
Grand Kiicainiimeut of the Odd Fellows in
Tennessee, went to Iebanon last week, to
r-riH nize an Encampment at Alexandria
and Lebanon. Hp conferred two degrees on
'ol. .Ion n K. Hatcher's pet, Dr. Real Litera
ry ritlc White, of the Lebanon Herald.
Wiley Jocund Einhry, A. H. Brown, Jr.,
W. C. Taylor, and Tom Wilson Jones, four
d'oiir f-txetnating beaux, stepped over to
Pulaski last Sunday, and returned next
morning. They regretted having to leave
Charley Rosenthal, of Cincinnati, Is in
U. lie used to live here, but joined the
aruij in imm, and went out to fight the lu
ll inns. He has traveled around considera
bly, and Looks very much Improved. His
history of the political campaign in Cincin
nati Is very iuleresting.
Those wishing to raise hogs, can lem
something about the business by enquiring
of J. L. Moore. No charges.
Garrett D. Voorhies brought a big ear of
corn to Nick Akin last week, over wnich be
Is bragging immensely.
Do you want the Herald awd Mail for
one dollar a year? Thea get up a club of ten.
R.-ad at the bead or the column. The rate
will be strictly adbertd to.
Sam Henry Armstrong is bragging on a
hi I? owl he shot and killed last week. From
the way Sam talked, we suppose the bird
was as big as Major Wilson's eagie.
Whv does Junius Polk calf Ed. Neely
"Esq . Yard ley f" Because, like the late ne
gro candidate for Governor, it is chargeJ
that he has "come out for Porter."
Mi. Anthony Gholsou says uot many
wild geese have gone south, consequently
we win nave a miia winter e.ner tjnnsimas,
Allen Harlan killed a very fat wild goose
on her way to Florida to see about the Re
turuingBoard.He picked her.eooked her.and
then sent for his sarllful brother. Dr. Ben,
io come out and help discuss it.
Joe Dew. of Rutherford Creek, wanted
to cotne as usual last Saturday to see bis
mother, and it was so cold he shouldered
his von unil wnJlrerf. fin the wav he killed
twenty narlrldees and a rabbit. He had his
premium gun he won at Memphis.
The Hlkalij and Mail reduced to S2.0i
in advance; il-.io for clubs or Ave; i.U0 for
clubs of teu. Head the rates. This makes
the Hfkai.d and Mail the cheapest paper
iu the South. All we ask is to etui pit re
amount of reading matter, and price, with
anv other couutrv paper.
A certain gentleman of tlija county, who
lias traveled pretty extensiviy over a lew
of the Southern States and a Judge of good
ial)r ami coosing, says mat me oesi cook
he has ever met with iu bin travels, lives
in the vicinity of Sams Fe, on the waters ol
Tell us. anze.llc host, ye messengers ol
love, shall swindled pi inters here below
have no relres above? The shining angel's
bauu replied: "To us is knowouge given;
delinquents on the printei s books cau nev
er enter Heaven."
On the nisht of the 26th of this mouth, tin
Wood Templars will give a concert at the
temiteratiee hall at Mount relo, lor the
benelit of the hall, bet everybody attend
It will be an attractive euleitainiiieut.
Blackheaded Bob Priersou broke tiie ice
at the niouth of Clear Prong, on Bigby, oue
day last week, and caught about seventy
five fine suckers, grabbing. Rufe Polk says
Mm Williams caught over one Hundred up
Sugar Fork in the same way. The water
was as cleitr as glass, and the flsh could be
seen in the dee nest water.
We regret exceedingly to learn that our
esteemed friend, Capt. P. B. Cralge, of the
'A Uliamsport country, whose baud was bad'
ly injured In a cotton gin last week, Is no
better, and is in a critical condition. It is
feared that his arm must come off. and al
together his case Is alarming. His family
all live in North Carolina, but have been
sent for. Tue ne ithbors are all kind
.since writing the above, we rejoice to hear
tnat Capt. Craige's baud Is now much bet-l-i.
and bis mother . aud brother, of
North. Carolina, will probably be hero to
At the residence of the bride's father, Mr.
W.J. Armstrong, Major J. T. L. Cochran,
one of the leading members of our bar, was
married to Miss Queeuie Armstrong, one of
Maury's belles. We congratulate our friend
Major Cochran in drawing so handsome a
prize out of life's lottery.
For them may life's calm stream unruffled
And bright as morn shine its evening sun.
Gns Kovd tells a eood one ou Hlckmau
County. Tne scene was laid In Louisiana,
the time during the War. tius. learned that
Lieutenant H Arblson was going to his home
In Hickmau County, Teuu., ou furlough;
and although he was nut ou very laminar
terms with him, he thought he would go
up aud ask hi in whether he intended to go
home bv the way or Memphis, Uraud Junc
tion, or Meridian. He therefore asked him,
"Which route do vou nrouose to take. Lieu
tenant?" "I've thought il all over caretully,
Air. Boyd, and I have determined to go bi
ttw ivau of UuMtii." He lived iu six miles of
Swan, aud the only thing that bad troubled
him was whether he would go by Swan or
Heuver I m 1 1 .
Rev. W. H. Klvce. of the Vanderbilt Uni
versity, is in our couuty, as traveling agent
for the Methodist Publishing House. Bro.
Klyce went to the Cullooka Institute for
three vearv. and has been studying at the
Vanderbilt University for the ministry. He
is a most excellent and worthy young man,
and is in a good cause, and every Methodist
especially should patrouize him. He does
not belong to the pestiferous tribe of agents,
that worrv the life out of people, but is a
regular traveling airi lit for the Methodist
Publishing House. He has Bis nop Marvin's
Sermons, a book which Kev. air. Moouey,
Presiding Elder, savs Is oue of the best ho
ever read. Mr. Klyce also has other books,
both relielous and literary, wlucu lie will
COLUMBIA niTRI T-TE5TSESSEE I
IALL1 HILL, ITEMS.
First Hound r taarterly Meeting.
Mt. Pleasant CU, at Mt. Pleasant, Dec 16, 17.
Columbia Hta., December 2i, 24,
Marcelia Falls Ct at Maiceila Falls, De
cember 30, 81.
Mt. PlsKah Ct.. Friendship. Jan. 6. 7.
(iiles CU, at Simpson's Chapel, Jan. 13, 14.
z-uiHBKi isia., jan. zu, di,
The services of the First Quarterly meet
ing lor the present conference year will be
gin witn ixive f east at ine jneioouisi
Church Frldav niaht, December 22ud.
Preach ine Saturday and Sunday, morning
and evening, at the usual hours.
Quarterly Conference Saturday night, Im
mediately after service.
sell at a low price.
Ttw Hrmld and Mail hat betn reduced
si Sl.uU,aud il.
Col. N.R. WUkes has moved into his
ine spiKiii lor iiie rtariuw ubuU ukvo
come, and are being driven in.
sifjii it not paid Tn advance; W.OO if paid
in advance; Sl.o0 for clubs of five; I J. 00 for
'iuls ol ten .
-M. K Cohen, representing Dr. J. H. Mc
l.ean, of St. Louis, was iu the city several
days this week.
- H, I. Kiguers expects to move out to
M ailow Polut, his new home, next Mon
Chits. Bluineiithal, of the famous china
hois:-, returned yesterday with a stock of
toy, and other holiday goods.
It; member the ladles' Bazar commeuc
Jii4 next I'd !.s lay , ai the store house next to
Linbry & Fririson.
Alex Brown made Col. C. a present of a
pair of IkmiI.s Monday. Alex says that there
is no use trying to keep up with him.
-.Mr. J. T. H tiruliHU will please accept
our thanks lor a New Orleans Picayune oue
day aud a half after Its publication.
--The stewards of tbeMethodlst Church in
this place, will be inaugurated next Sunday
al 11 a.m. We learn thai the ceremonies
arc very imposing.
Frank Herudoj was very unwell the
llrsi jjart of the week with euld. We are
Kind to he able to say that he is again "well 1
vell !! well ! ! ! "
The hack which Alex Brown had Tues
. l.iy n:'-ht was turned over by the driver
ou t lie was coiuiug over some rough roads.
our eirScn nt p4ttmusicr, W. N. Hughes,
ha male arrauacmenis by which gel
the ixtuisvliiu aud othui western papers the
same day t Ue are published.
We regret very much to bear that our
friend Rus Andrews, of the Arm of W. K.
Kiaiu A Co., is ag.tiu sick, and slnoereiy
hope that lie may soon te up again.
--w hen the news came ast week tuat Til
den and Ileiulrtcks were elected buyonu
louot, lirag hoisted the nag, and gave three
Jiearly cheers tor them.
The Hkbai.I) and Mail for 1877 Is great
iy reduced fr-.w a , ear I u advance; If
not paid iu advance. Clubs of five, HM a
ear: clubs of tell, f 1.00 a yar. Rates strlct
iv iwliieretl U.
" llarvelv's minstrels will play at Ilam-
ner Hall next Tuesday night, December lsth.
Tins troupe Is a tavoilte one In the south,
and no doiiot will have a crowded house to
hear I hero,
Candv Pulling with pretty girls Just
;hluk ot it! To-night, at the Tllcomb Block.
I'mkc her witli you, aud she will be swtet to
yon. For the benefit of Presbyterian Church.
-iii to "Harvely's Minstrels" Tuesday
iiiint. and have a real good old time laugh:
and tht n go la'.:e the ladles to the Bazar and
einov their ousters.
I lie Maury Orange Mill will be sold on
Mt.nd..y al Spring Hill, by decree of the
Chancery Court. Col. Cooper, Clerk aud
Muster, will attend lUo sale in person of
K. H. Hatcher made a very appropriate
jtml acceptable speech to the M. E. Suuday
chool last rsuuday evening. Tile evening
er lcrs will be kept up, and speeches made.
-Tin' etliiHtlstn nave resolved to have a
Chrlsimas Tree on Christmas Eve night, lor
the lieu, lit of the children.
1 I ml en. si excellent lad, Mrs. S. B.
Mark, nas sent boijuets to Friersofe's drug
sun c ioi sale, the proceeds to go to the
smilh Memorial Window in the iMethouist
Mi: 1iuls Lchnlng, a celebrated touso-
la) arnst from Nashville, has bought C.
11. OH.'hti's barler s.iop, aud will hereafter
oui rv ou that biisluuNH here. Frank Hort
maii nas aiso (Htnie out to work with lilin.
I'rot. Echatd is still on hand, and will be
pleased to see his old friends.
UragK made a vraH'ch at the Flag Pole
last sa..ii(lay, an a said: "If Oraul gives
the pre.siuency to Hayes with his bayonets,
or tries to keep il hliuaeir.thers will be blood
spilt and dealli at Ihedoor!"
The rcBiauraiil run by the ladles of the
Episcopal Chutx-h was quite successful, iuu
being the profits. Beautiful girls waited on
t be tables. mU1 cigars, matches, boutoumtri,
tc.. etc. J he room was crowded by gentle
men, especially at night, many lingering to
ialk to the tair girl, which was more en
joyable than even the delicious oysters.
The K:ard of Mayor and Aldermen have
decided to give the policemen a Oue suit of
Navy Blue. Tno bids lor the contract were
m loilows; Tyler A Williams 903; Charley
Rosenthal 84; N. Ulrsch Co., J8 aud Ski.
l'lie contract was giveu to Rosenthal, to be
readv by Dec. 'Ski.
i'hero will be five marriages iu aud
ground Columbia next mouth. The tidal
wave has aaiu set in, aud several old bach
elor tnat we know have determined to
throw (Jieiuselves into the current. We are
afraid tiial it will cause the wave to recede,
as it nevei will be able to float them Into
the haibor. . .
At a regular lueeling of Lafayette Chap
ter of Ron al Arch Masons, the following of-Jlcei-s
were elected for the year; W. M. Voo
rlnes, M. E. 11. P.; Juo. T. Willlamaon, M.
E. K.; J. Witherspoon, M. E. S.; E. R.
fiinliii, C. H.; H. P. Heudly, P. s.; E. E. Er
vln Recorder; W. B. Chain n. Treasurer; J no.
V. Brown, K. A. C; R M. McKay, M. ,Sd V.:
A. J-Craft, M. 2nd V.; T. M. Alford, M. 1st
V.; W. J. o.ikes, .s. aud T.
K'.'iiieinber that "Harvely's Minstrels,"
which is one of the raiM celebrated oom pa
nics ol it ktud lu the South, will Play here
next Tuesday night at Hamner Hail. Iat
every Issly turn out to hear the "side split
ting Jokes" that are always got off on the oc
vanlon. J he Montgomery and others pa
jiersol the South, where they have been
i. laying, speak of this company lu the very
lilizli' si terms. The manager assures us that
noihing will be said or done that can possl
Mvoft. ml anyone. It Is a proverbial fact that
this nompauy always draw larger crowds ol
ladies than any other.
The ii tu of PuiJ and Sol Is this day dls-holved-not
by mutual consent, but by
force. 1-cannot be m partnership with
.nvhmlv that is married or golug to marry;
anil I iiiiderwlaud Phil is going to marry,
and I won't have any ining n ao wan mm
H. H. All settlements to ba mad witn
The HmAI.li ami Mill, m clubs of teu
for one dullar a vear. Head the rates.
The first Narrow Oaune train went as
far as Joe Tucker's yesterday. Maj. Falcon
net Is pushini; thinus.
Candy Pulling at the Tltcomb Block, by
ine ladies onieiy oi ine 1'resoy lenan
t.'hiirch. Oo aud pull oandy with the pretty
gins, anu laae careoi your nngurs.
Mr. .lames W. Tldwell, of Texas, Was mar
ried last week to Aliss Mattle Voss, of this
place. They leave for Texas in a few days.
Rev. Mr. Orman, who solomized the rites of
matrimony between them, pronounces his
benediction upon them.
Remember wheu you no to Nashville to
stop at the Maxwell House. .Besides being
omoereU Dy the cleverest men lu tlie coun
try. It is the best hotel iu the south. They
have reduced the price of hoard to suit the
The improvements at the capital in
Nashville, are rapidly approaching com
pletiou. Floors have been laid in all the
rooms, which renders them more comforta
ble. Our Representatives will n it be trou
bled with cold this winter.
Rv. H, A. Jones delivered nil eloquent
farewell sermon to the Y"ouue Men's Chris
tian Associatiou. We will publish extracts
from It next week, tie win preacu his fare
well sermon io nisciiurcn .sunnay nigni.
He has been the liteof thenoble Y'. M. C.
Miss Bettie Nicholson, one of the most
beautiful young ladles Maury County ever
produced, was silently married to Mr. W.
E. Bostlck, of Buckingham, N, C, who was
for several years a student in the Cullenka
Institute, where he first made the acquain
tance of Miss Nicholson. Rev. Mr. Orniau
performed the marTiageveremouylu his hap
The cotton iciu aud six bales of cotton
belonging to Mrs. N. P. Williams, of Louis
iana, were recently uurucu uy luctiuuiaries.
Mrs. Wllliims and her pretty daughter and
handsome sous are well known and very
uinnlar in Columbia.
Horace Frlersoii and Sam McEwen's
brother-iu-law, youug Mr. Phillips, of Lou
isiana, was recently tnrown into prison by
thH Radicals, on the testimony or tue no-
aro wench Pinkstou, a nototlous liar and
black Kuard. The patience with which the
best people of Louisiana submit to such
outrages approaches the heroic.
Dr. John C.Thomas, who was shot and
killed bv a conductor named Llgou, at
vnr VullfV. Mississippi, was a brother-
in-law of Mayor B. R. W hltthorne, ot Shel
bvvllle. and Hon. W. C. W hltthorne, of
I'niumbia. He was a railroad agent at
Shelby ville after the war. and gaiued the
respect and esteem of all with whom he
nam in contact Banner.
The cold weather froze up the pond iu
the bend across the river aud a parly from
town went over Tuesday, and succeeded In
capturing a large number ol fish. The
cold was loo much for the finny tribe, and
it was only ueccessary to cut holes in the
ice and pull out the flsh which were frozen
SiLior BtitKSHiRR.-Mr. M. C. Camp
bell of Spriuphill, reports the following re
cent ales of Berkshires from his herd:
Dick Steel, ol" Williamson county, one boar
pig; R. H. Laird, i:!es couuty, one hoar and
two gilts; W. O.Lewis, Giles, one gilt; J. T.
Woodword, Greenville, Oa., one gilt; J. B.
Wluslow, Koiue. Oa., one boar and two gilts;
Capt. Henry Pointer, Spriughill, Tenn., one
hoar aud Samuel Jones, White's station,
Tenn., one gilt. Mr. Campbell reports his
stock in fine health Jiurul Suii.
Jimmy Whiteshowed us a curious mu
sical Instrument last Tuesday night. It
looked a little like a riddle, and was made
out ot a gourd with a stick lu It, to make it
the right length. A pieoe of rawhide was
stretched over one side, and a coon skin
over the other. The bow was an ingenious
arraugsineot. When Jimmy suatches
sweet sounds from this "Bull dozer's vio
lin" the cats on the back yard fence shed
tears, aud the dogs howl it makes them so
sad. This nondesciipt musical Instrument
1 a product of some up-rivet genius.
Wayat Countu Cten. ....
A mKt hearl-reuderrt aocldeutesiilt
togln death, occurred at Mr. Frank Hassell's
near here, last Tuesday. Mr. Hassell was
eugagod In killlug hogs, and had a vat sunk
lu the earth, in which to scald them, A
little daughter of Mr. H"s a beautiful and
loveiOittle girl, about tWQ aud a half years
old, playing near, aud nt,l stjiug the
vat which was covered with a blanket,
stepped Into it, and was most cruelly scal
ded. She was suatched out of the boillug
water by the agouized father. Dr. Shipman
was sunt lor, and he did all iu his power to
ease the little sufferer, who was perfectly
conscious until her deith. She diet! Tues
dav night at 11 o'clock. Mr. Hassell aud
his bereaved family have the near! felt sym
pathy ot our entire comunity.
Air. Levy Cade Jnlorms us that a Mr.
Geo. Tate was killed in Deeaturv 111, last
Thursdav, by a man named J,yle. From
wbatweeau gather iu regard to' the af
fair it seems to have been a wilful murder.
Lvle was a mau of very bad character, and
was drinking at the time, and tried to pro
voke a difficulty with Tate, but did uot suc
ceed. He then pretended to make friends
with him, and wa seen to wala down the
street wl'h him from ine grocery, where
the dltnouity commenced. Nearly every
bodv in town had gna to supper, or to the
Lodge- and a negro was the aa'.y oerson
who saw the killlug. Lyle offered Tale a
drink out of a bottle of whisky, aud while
he was drinking shot him. Tate then
caught the pistol, aim in the struggle wres
ted It lrom Lyle, who then fled, and has
uot beeu arrested. Tale lived unf)l the
next moral ug. Mr. Tate's brother has of
fered tooo reward for the arrt of the mur
derer. The people of Decaurville are justly
Indignant at the cold blooted deed, .'aud we
sluoerely trustjustlce may not be cheated.
A parly of Columbians paid a flyiu vis
it to our beallhjl neighboring town, Pulas
ki, and csme back very mi'ch pleased. Thev
are unstinted lu praise of the beauty and
attractiveness of the ladies and hospitality
and kindness of the gentlemen, l ac town
Is quite handsomely situated, contains
many splendid aud substantial business
houses and elegant and palatial residences.
The Alamo Hst,se, at which they stopped.ts
well kept, tables supplied with the best the
land affords, and presided over by clever
iud accommodating gentlemen. Altogeth
er Pulaski presents the appearance of taring
a town of solid, substantial wealth, as the
people do of being cultivated and refined.
One of the most beautiful residences in the
city is that of Judge H. M. Spofford, who
ably represented the Democrats before the
Louisiana Returning Board, several weeks
aao and contoundedud disconcerted the In
famous Wells and Auderson by his search
ing questions. Pulaski is divided into two
parts. East and West the latter being the
business portion, and the former the angelic
portion. The West End eontains the CUuen,
one of the neatest printed and spiciest and
ablest edited ot the country weeklies in the
State. The Martin Female College building
is very large and handsome, and is said to
, be In a flourishing condition under the Rev.
NPRI.G III LI, ITEMS.
at Mr. R. W. McLemore's, given t; his sou,
Henry A. McLemore and his lovely Louis
ville biide, was a splendid affair; notwith
standing, that the evening was ushered in
with a real Texas norther, and the night
wss the coldest of tne season, there was a
large attendance of the gay and elite of this
dace and vlciuity, while Franklin and Co
lumbia were both represented by some of
their most bennliful ladles and gallant
men. It was an occasion of joyous lestivi
ty to the youug people, who enjoyed the
pleasures of the d'ince until the rislnif sun.
coming up in brightness and glory, adnion-
isuru uir-m t.iat it was time :o nun a up.
Some, however, were so late fluulug it out
that they enioved the comforts and hospi
tality f the breakfast table, hemic taking
their departure lor home. The early part of
the nielit was exceedingly dark, causing
several accidents, in Die way of breaking
carriages and buggies, hut fortunately no
iersou was crippled, some peruoub who
came out on the cars from Frauklin. and
consequently were a little late, found the
street leading out to Mr. McLemore's block
aded with wagons and chains, aud a high
fence ucroks ine road, evidently intended to
obstruct the return of those at the party,
and to cause them as much trouble aud an
noyance as possible. Any one calling hlm-
If a luan or eveu u large boy, who would
wintiiiiy and maliciously uo anyinuig ov
w hich lovely women would be detained
aud kept needlessly exposed to the bitter
and intense cold ot such a night as last Fri
dav uiuht. which evideutlv was their ob
ject and intention, should be hunted out.
na punished to the full extent of the law.
WOODS ON FIKE.
Duriuu the very dry and wiudy weather
oi last week, fire broke out In several places
in tuis neignuoruoou; me most serious one.
of which we heard, was on Mr. Fount
Od ell's farm, and perhaps on part of Capt.
rotnier s. At one time ine nre was driven
with such fury by the strong wind which
prevailed, that it was thought that he
would not be able to save any of his fences.
or even his cribs, stables or dwelling, but by
the aid of the neighbors, the Are was stop
ped, and his losses ere comparatively light.
vve regret to learn mai wnne capt. Henr
P. Pointer was riding around anu superin
tending the stopping of the ravages of thh
Ore, he was thrown from hi." horse and
three or four of his ribs bioken.
A M4TKFBSIXO CASK
is that of Mrs. Mitt. Jenkins Thompson,
who alter a few dai s of slight Indisposition.
during which time she was not able to sleep
either day or uight, was taken with a
strange hallucination and wandering of her
mind, which it is hoped, will be only tem
porary, and under the Judicious medical
treatment will soon be relieved. She is oue
of tue most amiable and best of women, and
universally esteemed by all who know her.
ami nas ine warm symiainy anu most anx
ious wishes of all, for her speedy recovery.
CAPT. THOMAS Cil oflON
has done and is still doing, more for the im
provement of the stock of our country t han
any other man In the county. He has rc
c en try' purchased of Capt. Mark Cockrlll, ol
Davidson, his entire Hock of Merino sheep
numbering about one hundred and tilt v.
This is said to be the purest bred flock of
Merino 8 in the world. It was from the au-
cesty of this flock that Mr. Cockrlll took the
Iu-cniluni on his wool over the world at the
''air in Loudon in 151. His investments in
short horns have been very judicially made.
and he is justly ranked with the foremost,
and most successful raisers of pure bred
Short Horn cattle. His lino Short Horn
bull. Earl of Weldou. is a most magnificent
animal, of tremendous size and the finest
proportions, and to his progeny he Imparts
the fine form, size and color lor whicu he is
remarkable. Capt. Gibson bus devoted
great attention, also, to the rearing of trol
ling aud saddle stoca. He has quite a num
ber of pure bred and very promising young
horses and tidies: anion them an Eurleld
colt, two years old next spring, which is a
perfect luouei, aud is destined to make his
murk in a year or two. The splendid two
year old filly. Lizzie, second, by Trouble.
dam Lizzie Craig, (Sec, was sold at the last
annual sale to Mr. Reynolds, of Giles, aud
since then re-purchased by Capt. Gibson at
an advance, is one of the most nromlslna
animals of her age iu the State, and when
put upon metal, will cause the knowing
ones to open their eyes. We see in the
nurai aim iniit capt. Gibson nas recently
purchased four Rose of Sharon heifers from
Capt. M. T. Cockrill all thorough bred and
of the purest and most fashionable pedigrees
for which he paid w.AJv an average oi
Cam Terrel, Esq., oue of the most energet
ic and enterprising younx men of Maury
Couuty, and who for several years past has
been planting aud merchandising tn uoii
var County, Mississippi, has recently pur
chased a beautiful residouce In the suburbs
of Memphis with forty acres of land attach
ed, to which, he and his lovely wife and
their little cnartie, win snort ly move, anu
expect to make it their permanent home.
The wheal crop, it Is fenred, is severely in
jured by the unprecedented dry weather,
together witn the severe freezes, wnicu we
have had lately. The "oldest inhabitant"
does not remem her to have seen'the branch
es and creeks ho near dry, in the middle of
December, stock water in many places, is
becoming scarce, and the wheat fields shfiw
scatcely any sign ol" vegetation.
ISOJU'N STOKE ITEMS.
Mr. Oe. A. Kennedy, who lives lu the "d
district, has resided In Its present limits Wt
years, having come here lu lsn7. But the
countrv was not laid off iuto districts till
a great many years afterwards. When he
aud tb emlzrants with whom he came ar-
ved here, they found llvlne here already
three settlers. Griffith Cathev. Wm. Erwiu,
and Isaac Karri, ou the north side of Cath
ey's Creek, aud Thus. Williams, Wni. Al
exander, James Karris, grand-father of R.
miner l ams, anu jaiues ijove, esq., wuo
lived where James H. Brooks now lives,
near Hampshire. These early emigrants
had to encounter a great many difficulties
in subduing the wilderness, and were sub
Itcl to numberless hardships and privations
to which the present generation are entire
strangers. The prowling wolves aud bears
were so uesiructive to young sioca luai it
was almost impossible to raise any, espec
ially sheep and hons. aud it was an object
of much importance then to free the coun
try from the wild beasts of prey that roam
ed 1 n great numbers about the settlemeul.
Dr. W. T. Kiluatrlck has removed to Hlck
man County, aud located in ths vicinity ot
Hriir.rs' Mill, on Swan Craek. for the purpose
of practicing medicine In that community.
Messrs. ivutieii x i.aiuey uivf oiu oui
their entire stock of goods to Messrs. Gooch
& Jones. Joe Gooch and Ross Jones will be
salesmen for the new firm. The former pop
ular merchants will return to their farms.
and give their attention to agricultural pursuits.
Burton Worley, who had his foot badly
hurt by the accidental discharge of his gun,
Is rapidly improving, and will sooai be able
to wear boots again.
G. O. Kirk bus exchanged his Dry Fork
farm with Wesley Sorlbncr for his Beard
farm, and expects to make that his future
Mr. John Wiley has bouitbt Miss Emma
HOWood's tract, of land on Scott's branch.
and removed thither with his family.
Mr. A. Kennedy has located at ine wney
place, and W. A. Howard will go to the
place hereafter occupied by the former as a
residence, ms cuauite oi districts win cause
a vacancy for magistrate.
Mr. jonn ttocne nas rmea me minocs.
farm, and Mr. Eugene Miller the I'll' farm.
at the mouth of Cathey's Creek, for the en
Air, James ts. uarner, wno was reared up
in this section In the pioneer times, aud un
derwent many of the hardships incident to
the opening up of a new country, including
a campaign against the Seminole Indians
in 1S17, Is still hale aud hearty, at the age
of "K. He rides his horse as a boy of fifteen,
and thinks he can out-run. out-Jump and
out-wrestle any man of his age in the coun
The newlv elected magistrates stand firm
ly on the platform of retrenchment tn the
coo nty ex penditures. 1 1 will be a prime ob
ject with them In the monthly and quarter
ly sessions of th'e county court to give their
voice anil innuenue in so auapiug me pro
ceedings of that body, that it will result in
freelntc tne county irom aeot, anu remove
all occasion of witnessing the humiliating
spectacle ot Maury County warrants selline
at discount, greatly to the Injury of persons
to whom they are Issued.
This result so desirable to every patriotic
heart can he attained in a short time, by a
u-ati-hfulahd prudent attention to matters
of appropriations so f'reqnentry coming up,
and nailing for the consideration and action
of the Houoruble Court, While all needful
' On Batttraay, November the 35tb, aa here,
tofore stated .the debate at old Lasea oame
off, between Squire J as. It. Moody and Dr.
Nell on one aide, and the Rev. James Mor
ton and C. C Hardlson opposing. The
Squire and the Doctor afSrmine that faith
and repentance alone Justified and saved
man from ail sin, past and present. Messrs
Morton and Haralson denying. The dis
cussion was very interesting, as the gent le-
men aeoaters were ail llmoer-tonjuea, ior
oible and Interesting sneakers. The same
gentlemen will debate the same subject over
again at .Benin, in Marshall, on tne last Sat
urday in December, the 23d, before Christ
mas, beginning at ten o'clock and ending at
four in the evening. The coming discus
slon between Messrs. Moody anf Morton
has already been published, and announced
through the column of the Marshall Ga
zette. Those who like to listen to entertain
ing speakers will be amply rewarded for
their trouble in going.
TRI WHKAT CROP.
There has been a very large amount of
wheal sown, much larger than usual, t..e
full ha vine been remarkably dry, and not I
rain fall sufficient to cause the wheat to
oome up. There Is at the present time not
half of the wheat that has been sown t hat
has come up, and the forward wheat that
has came up 1st sometime, Is small, and not
looking as well and vigorously as it ought
to at this time of the year, although the
wheat may come up and do well and make
a good crop. The indications are that the
crop will be light. Wheat that comes up
after the middle of December, generally la
of feeble growth, and rarely makes an aver
age crop, much less than a full one; and un
less nature reverses her usual course, the
incoming wheal crop for 1S77, may sale
ly be put down as a much lighter average
man usual par acre.
There is still a very large amount of corn
t hat remains ungatbered in the fields, aud
a considerable amount of old corn is still on
hand. Squire J. M. Bllllngton, a great corn
raiser, nas ar in on nauu someinreenunureu
barrels of old corn.
At the regular meeting of tlie Lasea
Lodge, --io. 170 F. A. M., on the night of De
cern per the sixth, the annual election of of
ficers cauie off, when the following gentle
men wereelected for the ensuing year: T
U. Mills, W. M.; E. Scott, 9. W.; Thos, Sharp,
J. w.;jos. w. mng, ireas. ana nec.; j. .vie
Gebee. s. D.: W. T. Peay. J. D.: and Jas. Tate,
T. The Lasea Lodge is anew one, having
been in operation Just two years. They have
since made an organization, lu connection
with citizens, and built a Masonic Hall and
school house, and are out ot debt entirely.
Professor T. H. Mills' large and flourishing
school at Lasea closed prematurely, on ac
count of chicken pox and whooping cough.
When boys used to wear knit yarn"gall uses,"
coperas breeches, and didn't need brogans
ueiure tne uiiuuie oi nvvemuBr, wuuvpmg
cougn, cniciten pox, ana seven year lieu
tiirowed in, didn't stop them. The old field
school still went on and flourished.
The long looked for, and anxiously waited
tor iron oriage nan at. last arriv ea at spriug
mil, ana is now being nauieu to tne nvei
preparatory to being put up. The iron for
ihcbrlnge weighs about sixty tons. The
want of a good bridge at the mills has been
tor a long time a source ot raucn inconven
ience to the traveling public, and has de
heeled much travel from its usual course.
Lovely, beautiful, brilliant, accomplished
and charming are adjectives that have been
worn inreai Dare in speaiting oi anu te
scrlblnn young ladies in a gaseous compli
ment to their well known fondness for these
suitar coated epithets, and the avidity with
wnlch they swallow the flattering jean de
mot in doses large or small, witnout usiua,
the well worn adjectives. It is the whole
neighborhood that regrets the departure of
Miss Annie Alexander for her Bigbyville
home, after a stay of some months. Her
amiability, lady-like manners and winning
ways have won and made friends of all. she
leaves some aching hearts in hacheloixloin
The Rev. Jesse Green Rice, pastor of the
Spring Hill circuit, will shortly move to
Neauolis. He is one among the most pop
ular ministers that has ever beeu on the
Chapel Hill circuit. His sermons are ail
sound, practical aud sensible, and he likes
his coffee very strong. He was itinerant
minister in Kansas, iu 1857, when Governor
w alker was territorial governor under tsu
cbauon, and opened the convention at
Lecompton. that passed the celebrated Le
compton Constitution that made such a po
litical stir at that lime.
Major W.S. Hurt's family, including his
handsome daughter, Miss Mollle, have re
moved from Fayettevllle back to their farm
to permanently reside for the future. The
Maior is still in Favetteville.
Ou the evening of the 23d of November, at
ine residence oi ine oriae s moiucr, alis.
Sallic Glenn, by the Rev. J. G. Itlce, the im
pressive and beautiful words were spoken
that bound in its silken ties Prof, R. B. War
ren add Miss Mary Lhuie Glenn, The bride
is a niece ol Prof. A. M. Burney.of McMinn-
vllle. Prof. A. M. Buruey and Thos. Bur-
ney have been noted as self-made men, aud
for their great mental ability. Another one
of the bachelor club subscribers of the Her
ald, it is said, will soon be retired from the
bachelor list. There must be luck in bache
lor clubs, takiug and reading the Herald,
It just look a big kettle of warm water and
a quart of soap to repair the mistake of the
intelligent contraband, when the bride
groom ordered his horse rubbed down as
slick as grease, and when ready to start,
that he bad taken htm at his word, and sure
enough had greased him good aud rubbed
Mr. Calvin Hardlson and Bachelor John
Miuier started on the 11th instant for New
Orleans. They will investigate aud see into
ibis Kellogg overturning board business In
louisiana, and know the whys and where
fores of this Packard, Weils and Casanave
arrangement. Vhey have taken a car load
of largo mules with them, aud will trade
some with the Creoles w nile gone.
Mr. James Epperson, lrom Corlett's Cross
Roads, iu Marshall, bus Just returned home
after even years' absence. He comes Im
mediately from Alvarado, Texas, having
been recently discharged irom the United
states Army, his term of enlistment having
expired; but recently he enlisted in the 24th
regiment regulars under the command of
Col. Withers. He reports that it was the
general belief in his regimeut that Grant
would proclaim himself as Emperor of Dic
tator, but stated that the officers and the
privates were almost solid against it. and
declared that they would never support him
under any circumstances iu sucti an at
tempt, and further said that the soldiers be
lieved that llldeu anu HenuricKs nau been
elected fairly, aud should take their seat.
No, a snaffle bit wouldn't do any good;
you would think it would take a curb bit,
and martingale to bold them down to hear
an irate luammy-ln-law on the war path,
or anulent maidens forbidding the sale of
property at an administrator's sale. It was
sublime, and recalled those beautiful and
touching lines of poetic thought:
Both man and woman God did make,
And man was made the strongest;
But it was a great mistake,
In making woman's tongue the longest.
The friends of the Hon. J. Lee Bullock
want this honest lawyer's business stopped.
While acknowledging the fact, they yet
fear that the circulation of the fact ra iy oc
casion his loss to his friends by Barnum get
ting hold of him, aud showing him as the
ora art ot the lawyer tribe.
appropriations anouiu neaiioweu.au neea
less ones should be emphatically voted
down, at least until a balance sheet can b
struck, which will show uo existing debt,
and uutil an era of prosperity shall return,
and the burdens of heavy taxation shall ap-
peur less grievous lo the people.
A. bountiful com cruu ban been productive
of pens ol well fattened iiogsoyef- tlie coun
try, (.lent. J. J, Pattern, who takes pride In
excellent utjck, has slaughtered some splen
did bogs recently. He allied five whose ag
gregate nett weight was 3iiu pounds, or .'-'
these hoea, which were ouly eighteen
months old. welshed -Wfl the nett weight.
The handling of these monster sw ine was
HI.O tue uanaung oi so many yearling
beeves Hard to best.
The Troult of the Oreiton vote, killing oil'
the fraudulent majority attempted by Kel
logg is CO., to oe iorceu upon ine American
P-ople apparently solved the enigma of the
residential election, and was satisfactory
r i li Democrats. Some, of the HeDDbli-
uaus are very slow to yield to the verdipt of
the ptople and tiling pertinaciously to a
clalui Ol success Willi a Demooru majority
ti',iM staring them in the face, and a right
ful lUHJOrllJ Wl al "lt: rirt-iuini voura lu la-
.......I 'mi.len and Hendricks.
K very ancieut document iu ptwsesHiou of
the descendants of Richard Auderson, Esq.,
whs the original copy ui a survey inaue oy
Ilobert Weakley li 17W2. It -p pears from
this paper that Weakley, who lived at Nash
ville lo company with Simeon Elliott and
others, of Sumner County, crossed Duck Riv
er In that vear at the Whirlpool Island,
near Jacob Delk's present residence. This
was about fourteen years before any settle
ments were made on this side of Duck Riv
er. The country here then was an unbro
ken wilderness, the first pioneer settlers
coming here In 1906 and 1807.
The Herald and Mail hat been reduced to
Tbs Closing ExoreiMi f
Cave HU1 Academy will embrace Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday, tue i. u, lth and
20th of December, 187s, Monda Ui be de
voted exclusively to the exanu-'.lng ol
classes; Tuesday lot he examining of classes,
the reading of compositions, declamation,
etc The exhibition, oonsiaUngofdiaioKUas,
comic speeches, etc., will begin precisely ml
ti.'i o'clock, p. Wednesday.
The Heraldand Matt ha been reduced to 12.00,
Hurrah for Little Oregon! The Democrats
of Witliarasport will solidly support the
Hon. Mr, Cronin.
Messrs. Calder and Sharp, two Latter day
Saints, are In the vicinity of Shady Grove
They will preach in the Greenfield Bend
church next Sunday. '
W. D. Brown, a handsome young blood of
Loqan County; Ky., paid his uncle, Colonel
Jesse Brown, a Visit last week.
A couple of residents of the 7th district,
used a shower of very ugly cusswords to
each other in the village last Saturday.
Remember, oh remember, that "soft words
Deep and loud are the complaints of the
farmers tor want of rain on their wheat
fields. A large per cent, of the quantity
sown has not come up at all, and that
which bae made Its appearance looks ex
ceedingly bashful, as it hides Its head he
hind the clods. So dry has been the weath
er for so long a time that the dirt; roads are
as Arm as turnpikes.
The ladies of this vicinity will give au ex
tensive supper at this plaoe on the night of
the 2sth of December, for the benefit of the
Methodist Church at this point. All the
werld and the balance of mankind are
hereby cordially Invited to attend. It is
only necessary for each individual to arm
and equip himself with a fifty cent piece, as
that is the entrance fee.
The floor of th bridge across Duck river
at this place. Is very much out of repair in
one place. The magistrates, the guardians
of the county, should look to their charge's
interest, if they wish to prevent some seri
ous damage, and avert a suit for damages.
Basil Cross, col., surreptitiously, between
twosuns, removed some pork hogs from the
farm of Mr. T.J. Dorsett, with whom he has
been living seTeral years. Mr. D. lound the
hogs tne next day nicely slaughtered and
haugingon a pole In a stable of one ot the
neighboring farms; whereupon he promptly
look charge ot them.
A couple of youug ladies of Sawdust Val
ley, borrowed a buggy to make a trip to
Columbia a short time ago, from a young
baehelor. and came back with it badly
smashed up having run Into a wairon run
Into a wagou and team, Whea these, kind
of accidents happen to gentlemen, the pub
lic fortawith say they have been on a tare,
let the causes be what they may. In this
Instance, the owner of the buggy proposes to
square his account for damages and endow
either of the ladles with Lis name In ex
change for her heart aud hand,
The winsome and accomplished Miss F,
W. has returned to her home from a pro
tracted visit to the Mooresvllle pike and vl
ciuity of Thompson Station.
Rev. Wellborn Mooney, with the prompt
ness characteristic of .benitu, was prompt
ly at his post at this place, on last Saturday
and Suuday, It being (Quarterly Meeting oc
casion: He preached 'three most excellent
sermons. Owing: to Inclement Weather the
congregations were small.
The night of lhe8th Inst., was the regular
time fur the Good Templars to meet at this
place. A large uumlier of these good people
giLthered together, although a storm ot snow
and wind drove with fmy' over the land; but
tlie raging of the elements was tame w hen
compared to the perfect cyclone of fiery elo
quence that flashed through aud around the
Lodge rooms. The sublect under debate
was that old and ever fresh oue, a to which
w ields tlie greater Influence over man, wo
man or wealth. Th musty pages ol history,
sacred ana profane, were ransacked by both
sides, and Incident "brought forth in proof
and argument. The orators on the side of
wealth were, Wm. T. Porter and T. J. Dor
sett, Jr. On the side of woman. Rev. W, G.
Hcusley and E. L. Williams, Esq. The
Judges of the occasion decided that the ad
vocates of wealth had the best of the argu
ment. Capt. F, B. Cralge, who was so severely
hurt by his gin last week. Is doing very well
allhlstime, 13th, under the care of Drs. Dor
set and Fain, and that most excellent
nurse, Mr. Scott Mayes.
The beautiful Miss Bell R. haa gone to the
vicinity of Bigbyville on a visit.
The recent severs cold weather has well
nigh destroyed the cabbage and turnips.
Many apples and potatoes have also been
lost from the same cause.
Esaulre P. M. Haluomb shot at and .,.
tured a few days since, a huge owl, which
measured 4! feet from tip to tip of its
wings, and what was still more strange, was
iu color, being as white as a gander. An-
otner strange leature was that its bill and
tallons were completely enveloped In a
Kind or hair. It also gave evidence) of once
having been domesticated; altuoog'i the
ball did not enter the owl, yet it passed so
close and stunned n so severely that It died
the next day. Mies Sue skinned the bird,
and keeps it to show to persons who have
never seen a white owl. We think that
some of the young men go to see it or
Miss Sue two or three times per week.
Dogs have been killing sheep for Mr.
Ilobert Houser. who says-that he followed I
the dogs home, and yet their owner refused
to have them killed. Mr. Robert Houser
has raised one bale of maukeen cotton,
which is quite a show. It ts said to be very
valuable. The lint Is exceedingly fine.
There was singing at Lasea Thursdav
night as usual. Thev had some irood sine.
Ing, and a great deal of courting, and of
"eyes speaking love to eyes that spake
Tue cold weather has stopped the sowing
of wheat. There has been much more sown
than we anticipated; the area is at least 60
per cent. In excess of any former crop, and
has4een put in in better order than usual.
The above named crop will be the leading
one for this country in the future.
We are in the midst of a series of wed
dings. Mr. John Jones, of Carter's Creek,
was married to Miss Harriett Sowell. on t.ti
23vd of Novemlier, by Rev. T. Jeff. Dixon.
We congratulate Mr. Jones in obviatins the
necessity of crossing Rutherford creek at
flood tide to get to see her, as he can now
see her without making those perilous ad
ventures. Others will marry next week,
and will be reported in due order.
A young geutleman. last week, had a
most discouraging and perplexing expe
rience in asking one of our old farmers for
his lovely daughter. He went there on
Sunday morning; and 'twas late Tuesday
evening before the precious opportunity
presented itself, at which time, he followed
the old gentleman out to feed his fattening
hogs; the answer being bright, they marrv
Mr. J. Y. Hardison killed two very fine
hogs a few days since one weighing 5 lhs.,
the other weighing 310, which was a pig on
ly eleven months old. They were of the
polen china breed, which exoell all others.
in taking on fat. Mr. Joshua Hardlson haa
several very large porkers to kill; notwith
standing, he has lost nnwards of 50 line
ones this Fall.
Tnere has oeen no Uttl excitement over
the mysterious disappearance of Elder F. M.
Franks, who married the widow of th late
Ira Hardison, last spring. Many have been
tue conjectures concerning him. Some sup
pose that he la deranged, whilst others
tuiuk that he adopted ths plan of rnnnlmz
away to free himself from bis harraaslng in
debtedness. Upon toe whole, takiug into
consideration ai the circumstances, we pro
nounce his a very extraoidinary case. He
wrote back to his wife alter his departure
to move back to her old home; and also,
that his arave would be as Moses' was nev.
er known to man.
Hog cholera is still devastating the swine
in this community. Mr. P. F. Kinnard and
Mr. Jackson are losiutr. Mr. Jackson tins
already lost about 30 head. J. D. Jackson
having heard that horse flesh was good for
mulching near trees concluded to trv his
dead hogs for the same purpose, giving
each tree the benefit of a whole h,w H..
digs a hole of sufficient depth to bury the
hog about 3 Inches under the ground, and
cuts a hole in the hogs side, into which he
iiiserisiue root ot tne tree, after which he
burys the hoe. laviuir the side
the one into which the tiw in i
downward. He then ulatres l
over the grave lo protect it from the depre
dations of dogs. Mr. Jackson has several
pear trees put out in that manner.
-ir. fi. i. hellers has commenced to rear
a very nice mansion, in which he expects
io resiue luroueu coining ine. We do not
think that he alone will inhabit it.- but u
soon as It is finished, he will be stirrins
himself to procure a partuer to enjoy with
him its comforts and t niovnients Harrtv.
u'a iriuh --..ii ..1. ... ,..-. . . t i .
w . . . . i . v. u i.iii I . .11. nil.. . .v. ill. u u u rn
ed the coulract of building it to W. A. Der.
Mr. J. P. Sowell concluded on last Friilnv
at noon, to make arrauements. and be
ready to start to Ashton's mill at hreak of
day Saturday morning; so the horses had to
oe gotten up on tne range, and to accom
plish, which, he started his two little hnva
Guss and Jim. after them, hut thev return.
ed iu an hour or two, yet failed to brinn
the horses; whereupon, Mr. Sowell grew
more anxious about them, and concluded
to make a more thorough and nmnrini
search for them himself, and traveled un
aud down hills, and over the whole neigh
borhood, to Mr. SootU, to Mr. Loftins, to Mr.
Dooley's, to Mr. C.J. Sowell's, to Mr. D. G.
Halcoinbs, to Mr. Aliens and Air. Wor-
thaius, a distance in all of about 0 miles;
but all to no purpose, save to induce a flue
flow of perspiration, for lust imagine his
chagrin upon his return home, wheu he
learned that his horses were in the stable,
and had been there all day; the little boys
naving iHiieu io turn mem out tnat morn
ing, contrary to their custom.
Ou Sunday niicht. thelird Inst., from over
the mystic tide, which touching the border
land of eternity came echoing the summons
that none can refuse, "tie Master calleth,"
and old Mrs. Nancy Blackburns life went
out at the bidding. She died at her son's
irMucuwi iii Williamson county, oui was
buried by her old neighbors at her old
homestead in this vicinity. Her former
husband, Mr. Elias TIassel. was one of the 13
of General Jackson's meu, who were killed
iu me ever memorable battle or yew Or
leans, ou the 8th of Januaiy. 1815. She was
the mother of our esteemed fellow-citizen.
Mr. AtBlackburn. She was 84 years old. and
nad been a zealous member of the Presby
terian church for the past half a century.
Miss Jennie Davis' school closed Thursdav
of last week. She made us a most excellent
teacher patient and forbearing, yet a true
disciplinarian, aud in deportment, every
way, wonny ot tne imitation or the youth
ful minds, and without any disparagement
to others, we would pronounce her a most
exemplary young lady. Her accomplish
ments aud adaptedness to the real issues of
life would well honor oue of riper years.
Now that she has left our community, may
t he choicest blessings of heaven attend and
guild her pathway through life, is the wish
of her many patrons.
To the Editor of ike Herald and Mail:
If you will give us k little space In your
excellent paper, we will say a word about
these unfortunate beings. At the out-set,
we promise them kindness and huminltv.
One evening this week, after the labors ol
the day were over, we concluded to take a
tramp. In doing so among the calls one
was on a bachelor. A rap at the door, and
a familiar voice was heard to say. Coma in.
We were kindly received, and seated In i
irom ora blazing fl;e, which was fully ap
preciated, the evening being quite cold.
After the usual civilities of meeting had
passed, our eves were turned iimn the inte
rior of the room. We found it well furnish
ed with everything necessary to render one
pleasant (not in their iplaces) and comforta
ble. A fine lot of eoodaunlM on hand: some
in a larire iroods box. and others in a human
draw; we will not attempt to describe any
further. In the chain of our chat our hal
cyon days were referred to with much feel
ing, both having lived at least a quarterof a
century. The old family homestead, the
kind servants, Aunt Peggie and Mary, Jack
and Peter; the old apple orchard, its differ
ent kind of fruits: the cool spring we had so
often quenohed our thirst fiom; theold farm
houses and the old black cow, and mafly
little things too tedious to mention. We
then brought matters home to ourselves,
by asking him rather a leading question,
" Whyhave yon not married before this?" He
answered by asking about a bait dozen
questions in one short sentence. "Who dirt
you marry? Who was she kin to? Were you
then acquainted with Miss A. B. C. and D.T
Are you now acquainted with Mrs. G. H.
andW?" We found him well posted in
matters of the present, but beseems to have
but little recollection of ante bell am times,
though a brave and daring (boy must have
been) spirit went out among the first in de
fense or the Last Cause, and immortalized
himself on many a bloody field of carnage.
His na ne will be cherished probably in
pages of (?) history. He so completely
trumped us, we were very willing to talk of
our own happy family, and our relations
by affinity or consanguinity, which seem
ingly aroused him especially those by af
finity. We are rather inclined to think his
mind is at times down stream. The hour
growing late, we bid each other a pleasant
Sooa-nignt. may ine uooa one oe as kindly
isposed to our friend, as be was to our Pa
CUE WASHINSTON LETTEB.
rent Adam, Isonr wish and prayer.
iSKISTOW, Dec. . WIDOWER.
JOSEPH KXNJfAKD FKIERSON AOS 4 TBAB8.
God gives precious gems to all, and how
ture and priceless did the happy parents
hink their gift. In the form of a perfect
child. Life glowed with a fresher gladness
for them; all the world appeared renewed
in beauty, depth and glory. Their hearts
were truly grateful, and well they might be,
there was all who knew him a sweet har
mony iu little Kennard's presence, that
made existence musical. Nothing near him
could be harsh, uubeautiful or cold: there
was a grace and radlence about him that
banished any thought of sadness; every ges
ture or bis little hand was music; his
thoughts, which were far beyond his years,
were always uttered in language sweetly
impressive. The Savior saw that he was
perfect, and he said, "Kennard, come nnto
me,- ine command was obeyed with he
roic fortitude the way accepted withont a
murmur. All the nobleness of a true soul
beamed forth In the last momenta of this
lovely child. The patient willingness with
which he waited the heavenly call, was
shown In the beautiful question, "Will the
iiitieaitgei come to-morrow. Mama: What
au exainpleof resignation was this; what a
consolation to the weeping friends at his
bedside. So comforting, that when the
"little angel" did come on the morrow, the
breaking hearts, although parted from the
crowning joy of home, knew that be who
gave had taken, and to his will they sub
mitted with christian calmness. Could any
amount of human sympathy fill the dreary
vacancy now felt, cheerfully would it be ex
tended; if any words of mortal could lull
the pain, gladly would they be said. But
such power belongs to him alone, who has
given the promise to heal all wounds. His
assurance is the only balm, and It falls
gently, soothing upon the ears of the be
reaved, while the angels whisper softly,
"You'll meet the lost darling above."
' WASHjfOTos, Deo. 9, 1b7.
According to promise, I write you not
that I have any special news i f interest to
write. Gen. W. and I had a very pleasant
trip. We missed connection at Louisville
and Cincinnati, and did not get here until
Saturday night at cine. There were several
members ol Congress on the trsm, vitssis.
Ellis and Spencer of La., Mr. Williams of
Ala., and Judge W. D. (Pig Iron) Kel.y of
Pa., the latter returning fiotn Louisiana.
wnere ne had been to witness tne "tali
count" of the "impartial and honest return
ing board." I had some little conversation
with Mr. Kelly, with other gentlemen. Dial
night, but very little upon the subject of
politics, as the Judge seemed tx he very ret
icent upon that subject, and seemed not to
desire to converse upon political topics, es
pecially the Louisiana troubles. But in the
conversation he admitted to Mr. Ellis, In
the presence of Gun. John C. Brown and
myself, that Tllden had carried that State
oy eignt thousand majority.
I don't know what position the Juiine
will take when the question comes up be
fore Congress, but he impressed me, as well
aa the others, Uiat he would not be led by a
ring in the nose by the extreme leaders of
Oi course the Presidential question is the
an absorbing one here, and you can near it
discussed in every place, by as many per
sons. The thoughtful men of both parlies
regard it as very serious, and that it re
quires coolness, statesmanship ard patriot
ism to grapple with it. 1 nave noi nad tne
opportunity of conversing with very many
of the Congressmen from the North yet. 1
have talked with two or three, two Demo
crat and on Republican. The two I talk
ed with are confident that Mr. 1 ildeu will
be inaugurated as President next March
Th Republican said that the question tnuxt
oe teaiea wunoul trouoie. liiai lmmcuiuteiy
after the election the people in bis country
wacted their man any way, but just before
leaving home, they were trying to settle it
without trouble, so that the business of the
country would revive ana go on as it used
to. The Democrats are cool, calm and good
natured, as far as. I can judge from what I
have seen. There is one thing that is erali
fying to a Southern man, and that is tin
way in which the people or the south nre
complimented and praised for their for
sun I have heard speak of It, did so with
compliments and praises. Matters have
not developed sufficiently yet to ludlca e
what will be done, and I suppose will not
oe until trior tne cnristmas noiiaavs. r rom
the way the matter now stsnds, I
think the crisis wiJl not be reached until
t he counting of th vote in February. Tb
Democrats bave not lost any ground, and a
majoritv of the people think they are riaht
Now it remains for them so to act, as to re
tain that confidence. Matey.
TOYS! TCYSH TOYS I ! I
1 Christmas Is coming, and whn you want
to buy toys and other holiday goods, re
member vV. R. Elam St Co. Their stock
is complete, aud CaiTlbe surpassed by any
in iue town. ;aea otn-jt.
Hunter A Nichols have some of the best
nve cent cigars In town, "You bet."
Our stock has lust aartvari mil writ I h antH
cneap. Hunter 4 Nicuohs,
Toys! Toys! I
Oar stock of toys and Are works have
come. HUNTER dt NICHOLB.
Baskets in many styles and short prices.
Blankets so cheap and so warm at Mort
wm?.t!f Ult 'h leratd Bug in the Rug
DrifnroI?J!1lumbu,f wnen eompvtA Willi
persona sleeping under them.
Unga'i il a? the" ' Ht-
ihj to the Grand China House for harnlfa
lu Oueensware. 2 doors from wi,..
Wall Papers at reduced prices to nir
room for a fresh stock at the i:o1.i.,.ki.
Wall Papers very low
Remember that Hunter and Nichols is the
place to buy your caudy, toys, a .d other hol
Clearing out sale of Wail
sidy ior a Siirinn stock at
cah at A. V.
Papers to get
Goto Hunter 4 Nichols for your candies
and sweet things, their stock Is complete.
ATTENTION HOUSEKEEPERS -'
. Remember that you can supply each and
an oi your wants ior ooiu uouse ana kitch
en out ol our large stock of house-furnishing
goods at low prices.
Dec. 8th-3t. W- R. Elam & Co.
Hunter 4 Nichols will keep on hand plen
ty of toys aud other holiday presents.
A'e buy Glassware Chin and Queuwaro
iiuvs,uK .vi vwiii nuu ucijr tviu
P"UUou- W. R- Elam & Co-
Overcoats ! Overcoats !
A new lot lust received, which will he
sold low down, from f7.o0 to FJ5.00. Call
and see for yourselves.
Dec. Mb.tr. Embry & Frikksoh.
Cash buyers examine the Immense stock
ofgoodsatW. J. Phillips Trade Bazar,
belore you purchase.
W.J. Phillips is lcosing out uis clothing
Now calicoes. Domestics, Ticking Jut
received at W. J. Phillips Tkade Bazar.
Famous China House, famous for having
the largest stockof chlua, glassand queens
wore, profit no object, for the present.
For Christmas Tov n.
Ladies oome early and avoid the Rush at
ht Famous China House.
10 car loads glass aud queenswara Just
arrived at tho Famous Chlini House north
itie Public squaro. Dm Siu.ss.
Ladles' dretts goods
very very cheap at
Ou the first Monday of this month, at our
County Court, we had a great many people
from the country, and from the boisterous
manner in which they were conducting
themselves late in the evening, the impres
sion was, that John Barleycorn or Tangle
foot had much to do with them. There were
many demonstrations and threats of war on
a small scale, out no collision took place.
We saw a friend to-day, who hail Just re
turned from Pinewood, the home of Messrs.
Graham and son, the cleverest and most
practical business meu in this or any otker
county, who reported that they had killed
a part of their hogs fifty-seven lu number
about one year and five months old that
averaged thtee hundred and twenty-eight
pounds; one of the number weighed Ave
hundred and three pounds.
Mr. Johu M. Graham, the prince of clever
men, and a splendid fisherman, caught a
trout Just below theold dam, in Piney, that
weigiieu seven pounus one ana a nair
ounces on the counter scales.
My friend who gave me the report of the
trout Is an old fisherman, and pays he
knows whereof he speaks, for Mrs. Graham,
the excellent and kind-hearted wife of Mr.
S. L. Graham, had it prepared In the most
delicious manner, to which he did ample
Justice, and was sorry that some of his old
friends, especially Dr. Demoville, of Nash
ville, and the one from the H SKALD Offloe
were not with bim ou that occasion.
Hon. O. A. Nixon has just returned from
Waverlv, and says he was making a spch
mere wnen iue court-nouse caugni nre ana
was consumed. Chub.
Elizabeth Sinoot vsJ. B. Bond.
Pursuant to an order of the Honorable
Chancery Court of Maury County, al its Oc
tober term, 1S76, reviving former order of
sale made in the above styled cause at its
former term, I will proceed to sell at the
court-housu door, in the town of Columbia,
to the highest and best bidder, on the l.SU,
day of January, 1877, the following describ
ee real estate, to-wit: a certain tract or par
cel of land, beginning at a rock, Johu St rat
ion ana William raras' corner, ruuuing
thencf, east with said stratum s line IWI'i
feet to a rock; theuce, north 712 i feet to a
rock; thence, west lOt'lM feet to a rock in
William Parks' line: thence, south to the
beginning, containing by estimation, about
18 acres. 1 will sell first the hereinafter de
scribed part of the above tract of land, and
1 1 mat does not sen tor a suniciency to satis
fy complainant's debt and cost, then I will
sell the balance of said tract as described
above, beginning at a stake, the eastern
boundary of W. Parks land, running east
two reel to s stane: inence norm out) teet to
stake: thenoe Sunt feet to a stake iu Parks'
east boundary line; thence with said line to
the beginning; containing about fourteen
acres. Terms of sale credit of six months;
notes io near interest irom day oi sale; not.
with good security required, aud lien re
tained to secure purchase money. Said
land will be sold free from the eauitv of re
demptlon, which has been expressly cut ofl
oy uecree oi coun. jj. a. juji'EW, c. s .
Grand display of Holiday Goods at
Dec. sth-3'. W- JR. JElaun Co-
Underwear! Underwear!! Underwear! !!
A splendid stock of these goods Just re
ceived, both ladles and gentlemen.
D.-C. Hth-lf. EXBRY A r RIERS0N.
We are prepared to Drove that onr stock
of Queenxware, Lookiug Glasses, Ac., is lull
aud complete, and we are selling a low as
any house iu the Slate.
Dec.Mh-3t. W- R- Elam Co-
huntsmen suit for sale
E.HBKY & FKIEBbOiCS.
CHINA AND QUEENSWARE !
Have you priced China. Oueeusware.
Lamps, Ac, at Elam Co'? Why don't
you ? 1 hey have tlie largest stock that was
ever ill Columbia, and at low prices. Call
aud sec W. R. Elam A Co.
All sizes Ladies White Kid Gloves.
tons for Slt at Etnbry 4 Krlerson's.
A new lot of perfora.ed mottoes turee for
25 coi its. at he Southern Tuade Palace.
All wool undershirts to fit everybody at
Dec. Sth-tf. Embbt A Frieason !.
The Beuedfct Tfop.
For many years the young men of Colum
bia have been proverbial for giving the
most elegant hops, and several weeks ago
the married men concluded they would re
turn the favor, and got up a Hop at the
Nelson House last Tuesday night, which
was in every respect worthy of Columbia'
reputation in tbat line. In noticing this
most elegant and superb social entertain
ment, we will not attempt to mention
bometolks, and wll only speak of those
whose homes are elsewhere.
First in Importance, of course, are the
bridegroom and bride, H. A. McLemore and
wife. They received the warm congratula
tions of many friends. They were acoom-
paniea oy miss jones, oi Liouisvlile, who
Lucy A. Hoge vs. Hone, et al.
Pursuant to au order tuade at the October
termot the Hont-rable Cuancery Court of
Maury County, reviving a former order of
sale made in the above styled cause, at the
October term of said court in 1875, I will
on Saturday, the 13th day of Jauuary, 177,
proceed to sell in the town of Mt. Pleasant,
to the highest and best bidder, the follow
ing described real estate to-wit: a tract of
land known as the Harlan place and
liounded on the north by the lands of Mrs.
Sarah Dickson. Dr. Jordan and others; east
by the lands of Henry Dawson; south bv
the lands of J. W.S.Ridley; west by lands
of John S. Priersou and the heirs of Lemuel
Parker, deoeesed; containing about Hi! acres.
Another tract of land, known as the Good-
rum place, and bounded on the north by
me lands oi jno. s. r reirson; east by the
lands of Henry Dawson; south by the lands
of J. W. S. Ridley : west by the lauds of Mrs.
Mary Conner, wife of George Conner; con
taining about 40 acres.
A lot In Mt. Pleasant, and bounded ou the
north by a lot formerly owned by E. O.
Cross; east by the public square; south by a
lot owned by said Cross and Lanier; west
by a lot owned by J. J. Wortham or Cross.
AU of said property lying and being in
Maury County, Tennessee. Said lands will
be sold on a credit of one and two years, ex
cept the sum of four hundred dollars iu
canh, notes with good security, bearing In
terest from day of sale will be required of
ine purcnaser or purcnasers, ana a lieu re
tained to secure the purchase money for
tne same. D. B. COOPER, C. & M.
Dec. 15th-187t. '
John W. Mayes, et al., vs. John W. Wiseuer,
Pursuant to an order of the Honorable
Chancery Court of Maurv Countv. Teunes.
see. at its October term, 187t, in the above
lea cause, reviving a former order or sale
Tildeu and Hendrick are still ahead, and
we are ahead of everybody In selling irood
goods cheap. Embuy & Kriekson.
lust received at Embrv & Frlcrson's a new
iot of aterproofs in all colors: also In beau-
t ful plaids. dec 15 "7tJ-lf.
Go to Etnbry A FriTson for the oest ladles
stock of Balmoral skirts, ladies' and gents'
underwear, ana acyming in ine dry good 8
line that you may want. dec 15, "7o-tf.
Everything at bottom prices at Embrv A
f riersou's. They arc determined not to be
A nice article of waterproof at 75 cent a
yard al Eiubry 4 Frlcrson's. d!5,7b-tf.
Hollo wat's Pillh and ointitext. We
stand aghast at the thousands hourly hur
ried lo a premature grave, victims of hav
ing neglected the first syiupPnus of rllssass.
W nether the complaint orlglnaleu lu tha
Isxty, or be lutrodiioed aocldsntally
through the skin fatal results may be
warded off by a timely recourse to on or
both of these medicines, , cents per box
r pot. Jdc, th-l7fl.
Sixteen yards French Mn.
Vn i T anvBharla TTS-i t-i rrn TTTJ
i gin, Drilling, Cambric, But
tons, uraia ana Tiiread. all
frtrflve dollars worth ten.
! at the Southern Trado Pal
CUT THIS OUI
I M tv Savo Your IjUo.
There is no person living but wnut sufltirs
mom ur lew witn i.ung uiseases, Coughs,
Colds or Consumption, yet, some would dla
rut her than pay ,5 cent for a bottle of mn.ii.
cine that would cure them. 1k. A. Doa
i'H kt.'h GERMAN Sykup has lately been In
troduced In this country from Germany,
unil Its wonderous cures astonishes mwv
one that tries It. If you doubt what wsar
.u print, cut this out and take It to your
Druggist. Joseph Towler and Williams A
Bro. al Mt. Pleasant, and cct n uimnla ivtiila
for 10 cents aud try It. Two dose will re
lieve you. Hegular size 75 ceuts.
A prll Hlh-75-ly.
Have Just received 60 cloaks fur trimm
ed ut rive dollars a piece, worth ten. Come
and see. SOUTHERN IBAOK PALACK.
New Ko-slsatthe Emporium of Fashion
orcashon'y. Just received all the new
slylesof silk and net ties, and veils, silk
cords, tassel buttous, and various kind ol
dress trimmings at the lowest cash price; al
so toys and holiday goods at Nashville
prices. dec 15, 2t.
SALT! SALT!! SALT!!!
Chatfln A. KuuhtGU have received a car
load of salt, a-id are selling it cheap. Re
member Hie place betweenl Geo. Hodse's
and the Southern Trade Palace, dec. 8-it.
11 -member that Embrv A Kricrson are of
fering the beststock of sliawlsand Blankets
at prices that defy competition.
Clothing For Christmas.
e have lust received our second stock of
KeadvMiide Clolhinif. to be sold at prices i
toueiy compel itiou.
aeel-U. SOL I HEll TKADE PALACE.
J. W. Fricrson. Administrator of William
Hawkins, deceased, vs. Lcvina Wray and
others, the devisees and legatees and holra
ami representatives of William Hawkins,
In this cause, which is pending In the
Chancery Court, held at Columbia, Tennes
see, il appearing to me from coiuplaiuaul'n
Kill it,i.h la a u. ..m I ,!.., I ....1.... ,1-
and her children arc noii-resldeuls of tint
State of Tennessee, so that the ordinary
process of law cannot lie served upon theni,
aud that they are residents ot ttie stute of
Arkansas, and that Hclcth Krwlu and her
children are non-residents ol the StaU of
1 eunossee, so that the ordinary procofj of
law cannot be served upon them, and that
they are residents of the Htnte of Texas; tnat
rtophrona Winn and her husband, o. M.
Winn, are non-residents of the isiate ol Ten
nessee, aud residents of the Htale ot Missis
sippi so that the ordinary process of law can
not be served on thmn;said bill avers tbat the
complainant is u uahle, after diligent Inqui
ry, any more fully than above, to asoerlalb
the names and resiliences of said purtleH,and
of the representatives, devb-.-ivi atiU lega
tees and heirs of said Wil'iain Hawkins, de
ceased; it Is therefore ordered by me that
publication be made in the Columbia Her
ald and Mall, a newspaper published In
the town or Con in bia, Maury County, Ten
uessec, for four consecutive weeks, requir
ing all or said parties to appear on or before
the first Monday In Fcbruarv, 177, lu the
time required by law, at the court-housn
In Columbia, Tennessee, the smile being the
place where suld Chancery Court holds, aud
plead, atwwer, demur or make defence to
complainant's bill, or the same will be tak
en for confessed as to them and set for 1 1 ear
in 11 ex parte. D. 11. C-OOPEK, C. A M.
At astonishing low pncesf.t the HOUHERN
TKADE PALACE.. decl.ll
Thulargesl stock ever seen iu Columbia
-5 icr cent, cheaper than auy house in the
decl-tr. .suu liltSItX IltAuti PALACE
roavenlloat at Santa
On last Thursday, the th Inst., the Good
Templars Convention met at Santa Ee Dr.
W. A. Smith, President), in the chair.
The conveuticWyas called to order by th
President at teu oclock. Af esser Vestal de
livered the "address of wcloome," which
was characteristic of the "old war-horse,"
who has been battling in the temperance
harness for forty-five peart. Mr. Vestal's
address was "rich, rare and racy" was
spiced with anecdote, pathos and fln-3 rhe
torical and persuasive eloquence. Messer
Vestal is no "fifth reader orator." Then
Hro. Woodslde responded to the "addres of
welcome" lu his usual happy and Interest
ing manner, to the entertainment and ln
threat of the assembled audience. Too
much cannot be said in praise of Brother
Woodslde; in fact, without Joe's warm and
cneering oouutenance and spirit at our tem
perance con venil ns we would feel as If the
whole thing had been a failure. Dr, Joyce
remarked that Joe was working harder and
doing more good for the Good Templars'
cause than any other man lu the county;
and if this article should meet h.'s eve we
say. Go it, Joe yet. are enuearing" your
self in the hearts of the temperance people
all over the Stale, aud God will surely bless
and prosper you. After Joe's speech. Mr.
l-'rank Kicketts, who was made the orator
iwuieu u v iTiiBs ,iuum, ui iiouisvme. wno i .tjiou ii.udq, icivm. a iu
has th reputation or being a very bright I renaerea at its April term, l7, l will on
fvn vnnupnna iMt- ftiun nv thj. i, miam A i Haturaav. tne l.fin oav n
A foil lin. of Caudficld's hand-made Boots
aud 'Shomjust received by
1KBHIH x liKOWN.
conversationalist; also by the handsome
Misses MCDemore, of spring Hill.
Miss York, Of Memphis, a sparkling bru
nette, was greatly admired by the unmar
ried and marrlad.
Miss Beatrice Parker, of Texas, moved in
the dance, not like a sephyr,but like a solid,
substantial, flesh and blood woman, with
great ease, and that poetry of motion which
only comes through a union of grace and
-trensth. Hue is said to possess a mind as
gifted as her face and form are beautiful.
Miss Clara Quiutard, of Sawauee, a tall
and graceful brunette, moved along in the
dance with a smile as soft as a May-day
The queenly Miss Adams, a medium bru
nette, was much admired in the dance.
Ailss Qnarlea, of Ky,, a small brunette,
with a beautiful black eye and sprightly
oo -venation, attracted some of tb most
brilliant gentlemen to her side during the
the entire evening.
Miss Lizzie Prestldge, of Mempnls, is a
tpirituelle blonde, 5 feet 9 Inches high the
perfect height and her poetical movements
defied the critic's closest scrutiny.
.Miss Ccllicr, a tali and vivacious blonde
of Deoetor, Ala., made a tine Impression.
Miss Lucy Smiser, of Arkansas, one of the
brightest young ladles of her age In all the
country, Is an exquisite brunette, and was
dressed beautifully and tastefully.
miss tsiugnam, ot i,eainerwooa creek.
i . TV' 7. 1SJV,ceu. OJ lu.e t rueni, u a fresh and lusciot.s country girl, and whs
aud made the nicest, and most handsome fHir aua pleasant to look upon.
Kpeeeh that, we ever heard him make, and Miss Deiitley, of Lawrenceburg, is a sniall
? f.K, HT"n' .rm-'""ru'?;i " .n.notta. quite pretty, inteliigent and has a
a distinguished reformer. Then we ad
journed lor half an hour for dinner, etc. At
t be expiration of the half hour, the bell was
rung, and the People again assembled lu the
hall, aud Brother John B. Hamilton made
the opening speech after dinner. Brother
Hamilton delivered a short, sensible and
telling speech of 171; minutes, which was
frequently applauded. Ho 'told One anec
dote on Bro. Lee Bullock and Col. Nat
Jones. It seems that Lee was ou his way
to a then "very hard town" to orga
nize a Good Templars lodge, and Col. Jones
met him, asked him where be was going,
aud he told htm his errand, when Col. Jones
told him tbat if be succeeded in oraanlzlnv
a lodge at this place. It would last about as
long as an "ice house In h 11." Lee went
on, however, and organized the lodge,
which, to-day, is the most prosperous lodge
iu the countv. and haa ihe dlstlneulariMl
honor of having the Grand Worthy Chief
xempiarui me suite a mem Dec or 11. Itev.
Joe B. Erwiu. After Bro. Hamilton'
speech, our friend, Sam R. Watkin rested
the audience by some of bis Inimitable an
ecdotes; putting every one present in good
Saturday, the 13th day of January, 1877,
proceed to sen to the highest and best bid
der, at the court-house door, In the town of
Columbia, between the legal hours of sale,
iua luuuwiug uenuriutiu rwti estate lo-wir: a
tract or parcel of land, situated In the 20th
civil distriot of Maury County, Tennessee,
beginning at a rock on the north bank ot
Duck River, pointer and elm; south 2-iJ, ar,
31 links: 5a3 east, fifteen and eleven links to
a small poplar, Roberts' corner; thence,
soum v, easi isonains; inence, souui 1 ,
east 7 chains and 73 links to a stake.
Roberta corner; theuce, -, 15', east as
chains and 3 links to a beech, Roberts corn
er; thenoe, north V, east 9 chains, links to
a roca, nooeris corner; meuoe, norm i . 7 ,
east a cuaius ana i units io a staue;
thenoe. south 87. 89 east 20 links to a rock.
Roberts corner; thence, north d, 21', east lo
cnains, o linas to a stone, no Deris corner;
thence, north bo-, 5V, west is chains, 68
links to a stone, Roberts coiner; theuce,
north 84', 2i', west 32 chains, Si lines to the
mouth of coal branch. (Duck Rivei .; thence
up the river to the beginning. Said laud
will be sold upon a credit of six, twelve aud
eighteen months time. Notes bearing in
terest from date with good pet sou al securi
ty will be required or the purchaser, and a
lien retained on land to secure payment of
purchase monev. Said land will hn sold
free from the right and eoulty of redemp
tion, wnicu uas ueeii cut on uy me court.
D. B. CO IPEK, C. A M.
NEW DRESS GOODS at the
southern Trade Palace.
NEW DRESS GOODS at tho
Southern Trade Palac.
Fine white shirts all complete for 11.25.
Nov. 17-tf- TVhEK it W1U.IAX9.
Doubiss & BhOWN are receiving direct
from manufacturers better eoods at less
prices than ever before otfered.
L. K. Bryant, et al., vs. W. R. Ihyaut, et al.
Pursuant to a decree of the Worshipful
County Court of Maury laiunty, Tennessee,
rendered at Its December term, 1870, lu the
above styled cause, I will sell to the highest
aud best bidder, at the court-house door, lu
ihe towu of Columbia, on Mond iy. Janua
ry ttie stb, 1S77, the following described tract
of land situated In civil district No. ,;of
Maury County, Tsnnes&ee, and bouuded a
follows, to-wit: on the north by the land ot
Addison Allen, L. H. Son trier aud Jamra
Gresharn: on the east bv the lands of Addi
son Allen aud L. K. Bryant; south by tho
lands of John titzpalrlck: west by tli
lauds of James Ixuidon, N. T. Moore and
John Ballanfant; containing ani acres, I
the same more or less. Said tract of land
will be sold lo two or more tracts to suit th
purchasers, on a credit of one and two years,
except the sum of two bundled dollar In
cash to pay cost and attorney's fees. Notes
with approved security, bearing Interest
from date, will he required of the purchas
er or purchasers, and a lien retained to se
cure the payment of the purchase money.
Dec. Bth-W7. A.N. AKIN.
Clerk aud Commissioner.
Charlollcville Casslmeres aud all piece
tjoods at conl. Tyler A Williah.1.
Dobbins A Bkown have the best line of
Hoots $ shoes aud Hats in the city.
Tucker Hed berry have
Christmas toys, candles, etc.
Come and see
Bleached and brown domestics cheaper
than any one eise oy mosi rtoooc.
Jeans of all colors aud qualities very low I
iu prices ut MOKT iloWJIS,
The largest stock of Blankets In theclty
humor, aud winding up bv hi graceful and
eloquent eulogy um f 'aith.Hope and Charity.
Then the last and best speech of the day
was delivered by the President, Dr. W. A.
Smith. The doctor did certainly make a
good speech; in fact, his speeches are always
Sood, but ou this occasion, he more than
lstlngnished himself. The doctor is a man
of much merit, and one of 'Which every
Good Templar in the county feels proud of.
His name will yet be enrolled high on the
list of able and distinguished reformers.
Yea, his name will be immortal: his - ;
already njiUonaL d4y j
iei uiiuui. x ne doctor loves in tempar
ance cause, and we respect and lov him
for his earnestness and teal. God bless you
doctor; may your Journey through life
be strewed with the flowers of happiness
Before closing, Brother Woodslde offered
a resolution that the several lodgss oi
Maury County, start a petition to the Legis
lation to be signed by all Good Templars,
and all other citizens of Maury County, fa
vorable to the cause to enaet a law, giving
the people of Maury a chance to vote for or
against a "local option" law in this county.
It was passed by a rising vote, and with the
determination to do our utmost to drive th
curse from the banner county of the State.
The closing ode was then sung, and the
benediction pronounced by Bro. Hamilton,
ami every body felt that they had done a
good day 'a work, and that God would bless
and reward our labors. Our next conven
tiou will meet at Social Circle Lodge on the
flr-t Thursday in April next, to which I
will say now, that every lodge and Good
Templar is invited, and particularly is this
invitation extended to the people of the
county. We want every body, whether
they care for the success of the temperance
cause or not, to come, and we will do them
good. Let every body come, as they are al
ways welcome to the dinner and speaking
free. Remember the time. We want a good
turnout some of the most distinguished
speakers of the day will address the moot
I' tailed Friend otTi"Prai
The County Conventiqn of Uni:
of Temperance will' meet in u.
the 23d of December. Each c ..
their delegate. Tno... .-
voice sweet as the summer wind.
Col. C. says Misses H. T. and 8. C.of On.
lumbia, were not surpassed by any of the
Thrrelwas an unusually lane attendance I
of married people, from the town and the
country, which added greatly to the charm
of the occasion.
We noticed among the strangers present
tlie handsome Tyre Rodes, the heartbreak
er Rufe Reynolds, the sparkling and poetic
Charley Jones all of Pulaski; the well
known Joe Stones of Nashville: the mag
niloquent Port DeGraffenreid, of Franklin:
AW fl.Uu.ii . 1 I T - . I 1
aw jui;iiin:ut r cu AicAttuuer, uov xerrill,
C"n H. Mc&ay, J. Mit Hunter, aud Brown
xate all gallant beaux of Carter's Creek.
The supper was a superb Ea;r, and ele
git uuy serveo .
Ingram, Cashier, vs. Stephen Dark
ana i nomas Auaxns.
s 1 -
The ladles of th Presbyterian Church will
give an eutertalnment on Friday evening,
December 15, at the Tltcomb Block, opposite
Nelson House. Admission 50 oenU,coildren
Mrs. Mloerva Ka..
Kannon, dee d, dieu
lu, aeed il. H . vasi
Daniel, one Oi ' - h
County. Snedlt. :.
of tne lungs. She -vas - o ief io di
She died flneen mt ... aitr Dr. Wtl kes
finished writing her v .... She wm married
four times, to Wm. Theoble, Jaine Swan
son, 0, B. Smith and James Kannon. She
bad no children, yet was very fond of them,
and took great care of orphans.
Washhtotox, Dec, 11. Since the Presi
dentlol plot has begun to thicken so rap
idly, there have been numerous later
scheme evolved to save the country. The
Star shows aa follows how the Republican
may yet suooeed: "The Constitution es
pecially provides that the counting of the
electoral vote shall be done in the presence
of the Senate and house of Representa
tive. If tha Senate will not attend in the
hall of the House, and If the House will
not attend in the Senate Chamber, It is very
evident that the votes oaa hot be counted.
If the vote is not counted the President Of
the Senate can make no declaration
who is elected President and tne House
might Uiea rrctC-ed to elect a President,
v me Constitution provides that when
the House is called upon to elect a Presi
dent a quorum for that purpose shall con
sist of two-thirds of the States, Mora
than one-third of the State represented In
the House have a majority of Republicans,
and it would be in their power, by absent
ing themselves, to prevent a quorum.
Then the Seriate could elect a Vloe Presi
dent who would auoceed to the Presidency.
Of course, it Is quite likely that the Demo
cratic strategists will be able to plan a
mode of meeting this flank attack, out al
together ;the opinion seems to be going
around hour by hour tbat the Republicans
buve the best of the situation, and will b,
able to make a President under the form
1 1 should be said for the credit of the Re
publican party that so wild and (revolution
ary a project gels no countenance from its
olier members. There are here a certain
number of Members ot Congress and others
who, it Is very evident, do not mean to stick
at anything, however rash or revolutionary,
which tney may find necessary to elect
their candidate; but there is a sufficient
number of member and Senators, and
those the most Influential when the test
comes, who will not consent to measures
which they feel would disgrace them, The
fact, however, that such project are dis
cussed sufficiently piove how extiemely
embarrassing to all the projects and hop
of the extremists haa been the occurrence In
The constiution provide clearly against
both the propositions so far made. It re
quire the Senat ai d House to meet to
ther for th i u., s of seeing the votes
ouunteu, i-d tt . -e declares the day on
wmc i ' ai. -e. Refusal to attend
.,. a d be a violation of
.c tides that, If the
. ( ise, quorum for
c -iM. of a member or
. -w.-tiiitsof.ihe State," and
s Ui-Vt a u.e-i. e; or members in
uct. Uie l.iixt J. -eight Slate, te
.ti the.-e are Republican in at
a. . v.raloruie nine State which have
wjlld d icaiiona of that party who would
ol lend luemselves to a factious or revolu
tionary coarse. Mr. McCTary, of Iowa, Is
undoubtedly such a man. Cnder th Con
stitution one member may represent and
cast the vote of a State; hence there 1 no
danger of any such a deadlock a 1 suggested.
Pursuant to a decree of the Hon. Chancery
Court of Maury County, rendered at its Oc
tober term, KiTG, in the above styled cause. I
will proceed to sell at the oourt-house door,
in iue town oi coiumDia, ou me day ol
J-tnuary, 1877, between the legal hours ol
sale, the following described real estate, to
wit: a certain tract or parcel of laud, situat
ed in civil district No. 24, of Maury County,
Tennessee, and containing about i-uo hun
dred and six acres, and bounded as follow.;
beginning at a poplar on the north bank oi
Duok Itiver, folk's north-west corner ot
seventy acre.traot; thence, south with Polk's
line 106 poles to an old oak, his south-west
comer; thence, east with Polk's lint 60
poles to a hickory. Polk's south-east corn
er in Newm's line; thence, south 26 poles to
a uuiiiu iu it iikui o uuej luooue, west, witn
Wright's line 26 poles to an elm;tbence,nortb
100 pole to a large elm on the bank of Duck
River; theuce, down the river with its
ineanderlngs to the beginning, said real
will be sold for cash.
Dec 15th-187t. D. B. COOPER, C. A M.
1 pieces Black Alpaca at unhead '
A v' w of prices at the SOUTHERN
i HADE t'ALAt in, decl-U
If you want a cood shave and hair-cut call
on the white barber-shop, opposite Nelson
Myrtle Green, seal Brown. Navy Blue.
Itoyal Blue, and Plum Cashmere, double
width, at tio cents per yard at tho
, , Souther Trade PaDio.
Large lot of splendid overcoats at cost at
Nov. 17-tf. Tylkr fc Williams.
The finest stock of fancv caudles, ervsta-
Hzed fruits ever brought to this market to be
found ut Tuckeu & Blpbkkry's.
liny your Bridal Dresses at the SOUTHERN
TRADE PALACE. decl-tf
177. NEW VORK, 1S77.
The different editions of Tbe Sun durlna
the next year will be the same as during the
year that has J ust passed. The daily edition
will ou wees: oays oe a sueei oi lour pages,
ana on sunuays a sueei oi eigni pages, or
56 txoard columns; while the weekly edition
will be a sheet of eight pages of the same
dimensions and character that are already
familiar: to our friends.
The Bun will continue to 'be the strenu
ous advocate of reiorm ana retrenchment,
and of the substitution oi statesmanship,
wisdom, and Integrity for hollow pretence,
imbecility, and fraud in the administration
of public aflairs. It will contend for the
government of the people by the people
.uid for the people, as opposed to govern
ment by frauds In the oaiiot-box aud in
the counting of votes, enforced by military
vio.enoe. It will endeavor to supply its
readers a body now not far from a million
of souls with the most careful, complet ,
ud trustworthy account of current events,
aud will employ for this purpose a numer
ous and carefully selected staff of reporters
and correspondents. Its reports from Wash
ington, especially, will be full, accurate,
and fearless; and it will doubtless continue
to deserve and enjoy the hatred of those
who thrive by plundering the Treasury or
by usurping what the law does not give
them, while it will endeavor to merit Ihe
con fldence of tha public by defending the
rights of the people against the encroacu
nieut of unjustified power.
The price of the daily sui will be 55 cents
a month or $M-tU a year, poet paid, or with
the Sunday edition 7.70 a year.
The Sunday edition alone, eight pages,
$1,20 a year, post paid.
The Weekly Bus. eight pages of 56 broad
columns, will be furnUhed during 1S77 at
the rate of $1 year, post paid.
The benefit of this large reduction from
the previous rate lor The Weekly can be
enjoyed by individual subscribers without
tne necessity of making up clubs. At the
same time, if any of our friends choose to
aid in extending our circulation, we shall
be grateful to them, and every such person
who send ns ten or more subset ibers from
one plaoe will be entitled to one copy of
the (paper for himself .without charge. At
one dollar a year, postage paid, the expen
se of paper and printing aie !.arely repaid;
and, considering the size of the sheet and
the quality of Its contents we are confident
the people will conslderTHK Weekly si n
th cheapest newspaper published iu the
world, and we trust also one of the very
TUE SUN, New York City, N.Y.
Black flag run out, no quarter given. r,n
many Quarters saved to customer -Zrttn hm
" I ...OUT nOBQI.
TOYS! TOYS!! TOYS!!!
vt have the most complete stock of tovs
uiijyiuuio, nuu cvurjiuiun soiu cneap ior
ltf.ll. TUCKER A SEnBKXJlY,
Boys' clothing of all sizes and all prize.
caps at bottom
Prints of cardinal red and navy blue, pret
ty styles and colors true, at
Myrtle Green Mohair at 20 cts. Mvrtl
Green Brocades at 25 cts. Myrtle Green Cash.
mere at & els., at the
Southern Trade Palao
Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Liats, etc., at Tylkb
&. WILLIAMS. UOV. 17-lL
Pure Missouri cider, the best ever broutbt
to this market at the confectionery store of
lX'C. 1st. lUt'IIB B SEOHkKKTi
Now Is your time to lay in your table
ware, and the Grand China House Is the
place to get It. nov. 17-tl.
Iteady made clothing so cheap at Most
Hopoe s that you can wear three suits a day
ana tue ueignoors won i taia.
Oueensware. cuiuawave. glassware, tin
ware, wood ware and hardware at low
prices by Mo ax Houes.
Remember tbat Tuuker A Hed berry can fix
op the nicest wedding cakes to be found
anywhere; they have the best baker In
town, and there.ore keep the beat bread.
Pistols and ammunition so cheap at Mort
Hodge's that you can make every day the
Fourth of July without feeling your pocket
lightened. nov. ra-fitJ.
Boots, Shoes and Hits at very low price
, W.J. PhllhlS. Trade Bazar.
We invite newiy marriea folks to oome
and see our table-ware 2 doors from Rain
Drugstore. CllAS. BLUMEMTHAL A Bao.
All shades of silk aud worsted Fringe
Very low prices, at the
Southern Trade Pal
g g v 4 Sheetlii", Bleached and Un
A"ii bleached, at A cent a yard, at
the Southern Iradg Paice.
Valuable Lots For Sale.
By virtu of the power In me vested by a
decree of tho Chancery Court at i-awreiioe-burg,
Tennessee, rendered on the l.jili day of
November, 1S76, In the cause of J. M. Terry
vs. William Galloway aud others, I will
proceed to sell to tho hhthest und best bid
der, on tho 1st It day of llecemlier, IK,, the
vacant property of what Is known as the
Galloway home place, situated m the town
of Columbia, and on which Win. Galloway
now resides, aud hounded us follows: on the
north by Spring Street-, on tlie west by J.J.
Sarven; on the south by Ucn licit Street; on
the east by Sullivan and Hodge; said va
cant property will be sold lu lots lor one
third cash aud the balance ou a credit of six
and twelve months at ten per cent. iuterof,t.
Notes ana good security required. Kalqlree
from the equity or redemption. Title sup
posed to he perfectly good; reference Is
made to W.J. Webster, William Gailoway,
N. R. Wilkes aud the decree hi the cause.
Hale will take place on the premises at ous
o'clock, Monday, Dooember lsth, and tenru
W. H, McFarlaud A Co., ol al.
Maury Grange M ill Co., tt al.
By virtue of a decree of t'.e Chancery
Court at ColunibU Ti niieHse, rendered at
the October Torm. lH-o, In the above styled
cause, I will on Monday the lsth day of
December, next, proceed to soil on the
premises hereinafter describe !, between the
legal hours of sale, the following doMcrlhnd
real estate, to-wlt; a tract of laud or about
ten acres, fcituau-d in civil district No. 22, lu
Jjaory onn'.y. Tcnu., at Baileys Switch, ou
"'.0,,IC vllle aud Decatur Railroad, also the
Mil' and fixtures, known as the Manry
(.range Mill, said land Is bounded on the
North and East by Thomas Gibson; South
aud West by Wm. Cheairs and Moore;
particularly described lnldeed or said Gibson
and Cheairs to the Maury Grange Mill Co.;
registered In the Register's office ol Maury
county. Said Mlll.flxture and land will be
sold on credit ofl, two and three years, fren
from the equity of redemption: notes with
approved personal security will be required
of the purchaser or purchaser and a lieu
retained on the property to secure purchase,
D. B. COOPER. Clerk A Mastr.
November 17, 1H76, Iw.
Lemuel P. Padgett.et al.vs. J. M. Mayes et al.
Pursuant to a decree of the Worshipful
County Court of Maury County, Tennessee
rendered at It December term, 1870, In the
above styled cause, I will sell to the hlghast
aud best bidder, at the oourt-house door In
tlie town of Columbia, on Monday, the '8th
day of January, 1677, the following described
tract of land, situated In civil district No
of Maury County, Tennessee, aud bounded'
as follows, to-wit: on the north by the land a
of W. D. Matthew. John N. Alexander and
Mrs. Gab Brown; on the eaat by the lands
orS. M. Neelley and W. M. Sullivan; sr,Sth
by the lands of John Hliliard aud G W C
Maxwell; west by Little Blgby Creek and
Mrs. C. C. Estes; containing 4oo acres, be the
same more or Id. Said land will be sold
In two or more tracts to suit purchasers, on
a credit of 1, 2, 3 and 1 years, except the
sum of three hundred dollars In cash, to
pay costs and attorney's fees. Notes with
approved security, per cent Interest from
dutewlll bo required of the purchaser or
purchasers, and alien retained to secure the
payment of the purchase money.
Dec. 8th-1876. A . N. A K I N ,
Clerk aud Corumiwiloiier.
By virtue of a deed of trust executed to me
by John T. Sparkman, on the uLu day of
December, 1875, and registered In the Iteg.
lsler's office of Maury County, Tennessee.
Book X, Vol. ii, page it-1, 1 will proceed to
sell on Wednesday, the Uutb day of Decem
ber, 1876, on the premise, to the hlgheet
bidder, for cash, all of tlie crops of every
kind grown In the year 17 ti. on the follow
ing described land, situated In the lsih civil
conveyed by W. O. Gordon to John T
sparkinan, and more fully deacrliied In the
,i..ri f w.u. uoruon lo John t
of record lu the Register's oflii's of Maurv
i v, ii n tv. Tennessee, in Hook v. v..i o
iudiiiI lis. tn whirl, ..- .... . r"".
.t - . .... .. , VI! I TlltJ IM lUJh,
Said sale will be made to ati, , .TT. :
secured in said deed of trust. Male wllhiii
lawful hour;, W, C, XAXLOK. Trustee.
DOC, OUl-AClO. ,