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TOWN AND COUNTY.
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The Herald lor One ollar If ear !
The times are hard, prices of produce are
reduced, and we have concluded to reduce
tbe price of the Herald and Mail.. The
price reduced to ii the actual cuslut the
Herald and Mail.. Although tho price is
greatly reduced, we expect to keep Iho pa
per lully up to what it has been.
Clubs of five $1.50 per year.
I .ubs of teu or over, 41.00 per year.
The money must always accompany duos.
A club must an oe ai one post omce.
.d embers ot a club must all commence at
the tattie time.
old subscribers must pay up arrearages
before mey go into ciuos.
I'KKtiv.VAL in i i:li.ie- i;.
Geo. Taylor went up to Nashville Mouday
J no. Fricrsou was iu Nashville several
days this week.
Mrs. Frestidge left for Meiuphislast Satur
Miss Sadie Cooper came out last Saturday
lo visit relations.
Thomas Kelly, Ksq , from Lewisbur
w tits in town during the week.
Miss Maltie Park is visiting Miss Auuie
Ordwuy, of Nash ville, Tenu.
Mrs. Robert Frierson and sou returned
from Murr'reesboro Wednesday.
Our f.-ieud Miles Mays started to Florida
Willi liis wife last Wednesday night.
.Miss Minnie Johnson, ol Nashville, is vis
iting l.'i'. fc.ugene il. smiths latniiy.
Miss Lula Comptou, a charming young
laty ot ashvllle, is at the kelson House.
Mr. J mi Trimble, of Nashville, has been
circulating among his friends here this
Walter Woldrldge returned from a visit to
tut mis in asiiville aud t rauklin lost 151111
Mks Kille Martin, who is as pleasant and
agreeable an she is beautiful, left for Mem
Phis i,..t Saturday.
ti.cn Krwin has returned lrom Florida.
We regret to hear that his health was not
iin proved iy his trip.
Jo in came in from Rally Hill,
Suudav afternoon. and took the
11:1111 tiiat night for Nashville.
.Mrs. !si u .rt, troin Washington, who lias
been visiting her friend. Mis Branch, lull
foi liei home Wednesday.
,Wks 1. ..ie Wiley, who has been spending
some weeks with tier friend, Miss Murray,
111 N ash vlile. returned home yesterday.
We an- sorry to see our very worthy Sher-
III limping around again, aim sincerely
h -pi; t hat lie may soon lie over I he gout.
M is Mary C. I'olk returned from Nash
ville ia-st Saturday evi-ning, alter having
spent quite a plcasaut time with her friends
U. A. McKay, Ksq., went to Nashville last
Saturday. It is reported that Bob is a "dark1'
candidate for one of the Seuatoiships. We
will admit lhat his chances are not very
Il-ei. J. Lee Bullock came out Saturday
nigh), and spent Sunday with his family
aud Iriends. We aie always glad 10 see him,
:nd predict a brilliant political record for
O.ir old friend, Uen. Geo. If. Johnson, of
'I uskaloosa, Ala., was married to Mrs. Har
ris, 01 that place, lust week. He will accept
our hearty congratulations and best wishes
or a long and happy life.
We regret very much to hear that our
friend Major Ingram has lieen confined to
his room several days this week, aud sin
cerely hope that he may soon be out again.
T. V. Spring from Uuion City, was in to
Nee us hist Friday. He is the spicy rorres
sp. indent ct the Courier-Journal and tho
Mempiii Avalanche. We ho)e to have
Nome items from his pl-ii fur our readers.
He is :ilvays welcome.
Ourlii-nd W. C. Walker, of I'nion City,
Menu t ouoiy, is in Columbia, visiting his
many fi lends. Mr. Walker was formerly a
le-iileut ol this county, and was one ol our
lie-d citizens. .- e are glad to hear that he
isdolng well in his home.
M is-. ( Jci trude Arrowsmith, a very beau
I iiul and lovely young lady of I'ulaski, has
been spending tile last week at the resi
dence of .Mr. James Howard, fourruilos from
town, with Miss Helen Alexander, tihe
oung hidy of advertised notoriety through
out. "Giles" and surrouudiug counties.; Miss
Gertrude returned home last Tuesday, leav
ing behind her a host of admirers.
A KOI . M TOWN.
The Jh ,-iUland Mail has been reduced to tl,
John Brown was out sleigh riding Mon
day altel noon, with a dashing team.
tio to Kmbry - Frierson's and see their
sioek ol jacoucl edging at o cents a yard.
Capl. A. C. Hickey will soon move his
family into his house, receutly occupied bv
T!i 'ie can't be a quiet game of w hist
played now, unless there is some bulldozing
1'iie biiniuet given by the Knight Tem
lars, ou last Thursday niht, was a very
1 11 joy able arTnir.
t an partridges be tamed? That is the
M lies' e hi agitating the minds of some of
Iji-! i'ue-day morning the mercury again
took a downward course, and readied i'y de
crees below zero. Duck River was frozen
Prof. Piisly, the incorrigible liook agent,
H uguiu on our streets, delivering Johnson's
Cvciopo".lia, mid soliciting orders.
Tne skal nig rink is still in full blast, nud
is well patronized by tlin gentlemen. The
weather has b.-cu loo bad for the ladies lo
venture o il.
John Brown will soon move to hiscoun
n v home, and try liis haud at farming.
Ni'icccssio you, John, iu all your unilerta-U:n-s.
J 1111 MeK.wen lias rente.! a cozy little
collage, and gone to house-keeping. He
savs a man wants more things thau lie
thought, to commence with.
We suppose that the rat which bit John
nie W's nose, took it lor a bologna 1 ansa je.
It I- said that the rat was found dead the
next morning hut John is all right.
Rol hchilil M. McKay, Ksq., inlormcd the
Recorder hist timidity that It would be much
easier lor him to pay a thousand dollar line,
than lor his client to pay live,
Mr. s. U. Comstock hits ou sale at liis
book slore, some beautiful Isiulou uiei s,
made ol rare Ho -vers. It is refreshing to
look at them suci weather as this.
Ail parlies indeb'ed to ns by note or ac
count ire hereby notified t- OMiie forward
anil pay us, as vc are compelled to have our
money. Kmbry i Frieuson.
-Th'-re was quite a pleasant dance at
not. Hieke "s house last Friday night. We
will bet thai ; Columbia can beat the world
011 telling up impromptu dances. An hours'
iioliee inhII Unit's wanted.
-- I ne slnikspesre Club contemplate cele
trn 1 1 ng 1 hen nct-ond an 11 1 versa ry 011 1 he 211 h
t next month. They have arrauged quite
m 11 Hi 1 1 Mel 1 ve iirogram me. The commuiii-
lv may cpe't a le.isl of reason and a liow
i n in. el 1111; of the shiikspeare I'Iiihuii
1'ues.Uv iiinht lust, tlie lollowmg idlieers
were el. -tied to hold for the next three
months: R. II. Sansolu, President; Frank
liiider, Vice-President; K. Y. Pillow, Si-cre-
The sale of 1. L5. Cspe
ter. in Hie ctse ut Mci.'laiii
i'.i i i...... will l:i A 1. lace 011
, Clerk and Mas
vs. Audrus and
t he 1 , 1 h day of
Kelu mil v, instead of the l.ilh of this montli,
,.s ,...o. ni.sl iu tlie advertisement last week
v mwetiugnl the Maury County StiH-k-
L.iliter-i ol the l'.iniltable Insurance Compa
v ol N.isliv 1 lie, Tenu., is called for Monday,
l:iii. i.Mh. 1-477. to be held at the ollieeof t nil
iiressA Pillow, No. 2, West Seventh Street,
i in 1 happell has brokeu lip house-keep,
in. r -111,1 mot ed with his charuiiug family
t.t't lie Nelson House. Mavs lSKlson keep
Kiieh an excellent table, and their price of
1,0111 l is s i reasonable, that one can afford
better to stop with them than to keep house
Those who want to commence house-
l;..'i'in j should remeiiilier the China House
jit Bliinienliial iV Bro. Read their large ad-
v ..1 1 iseni. ill in this issue, and call ou mem
Thev are delermliieil to sell things at such
i.tu. He 11 res thai every one can purciia
nud we predict there will be a rush to the
t'ui.i.ins china House.
.several persons have made very liberal
donalious lo the MMir through the benevo
lent c'immiltee ot me louug .icu s iims
,,.. vsNix-iiitiou. This committee is an ex
celleiit medium through which to dispense
einiiilv. as thev maae 11 a iiusiness 10 mini
no ih'e wortliv poor. Mr. M. Ruttle is
.i., hi infill, and all contributions leil with
1, i in w ill be kindly rec-ived, aud ctveu to
I...-- u ho need them most.
At a meeling of the Y.M.C.A. ou Monday
eveiilnu. t he Mb. a committee of three, con
sisting ol Henry Wood, William Farris, aud
John Uoidon, were instructed to receive uo
,..t ions to be distributed to the issir o
our citv, ol which thei-e is a number, claim-
...... .111 ehariiv. Anything iu provisions,
.... ,r.Hxl. or money, will be distributed with
caution lo the need v. Open your abundance
and give something to help the poor. Any
siiniilies leli. al the store ol M. Kutlle, will
be faithfully dlstribuled.
1 nines v iHxl, who ha been waiting on
( -i ildres & Pillow, al their Insurance ottlce,
- revcnui .s' itx i. in-viiiei iiim ue ttoun
raise'uis va;es hnuself, and having careful
ix. Hue,? a kev to the cash draw, he ahsiruel
...I yiumt S'jy.lil from it. He was overtake!
by John oss at Duck River Station, and
persuade.! bv hli'i to relur.i and interview
K-.i Wa".er, which Woisl.very relueliinllt
iti I r Valker dec'.deil tiiat he would ai
1'ivvtiie .-',':Hl.-man lo interview Judge Mc
I . inore so, as Ir. Pavis aid ho would
board hi cheap. Childress a Pillow recov
t ii.l i.IhV'.h si dollars of their money:
- on l-I'si Saturday the novel, but disgust
ii- s . ,id of set ing u ne.ro sit U-on the
' .'l,', v" ks lor li:e lrl time seen by our cil
'7'1'1,S. Polk, the negro miigistrulc, had a
cas e of perlury ictui nM before him. Weaie
. .-. v ii,,l,-'-, tint anv of our ulloi net s paid
. !i. s nioi
ftl. v. uitti is an uuliMv.e on ile
,; t lo eonscnt :o appear be
iso!. if they lq ileciliieil once
.near ill such a tribunal, we
jo re 11
ne had no more of this humillla
I negro who had appealed to his
.'iking uo doubt that Polk would
, id lum, la-cause of his color, was
ly bound over lo appear al tlie next
.,f theCrliniual Court. Good for him!
.Thomas Jones, Ksq., ol' Pulaxkl, has. had
Is-.uimiui juoiifiiii ne ui many colors
;.lnl CO w - . ' 41
. . -0 ' -,-,,1, 1 11 1 11 If M lie i.m.iu 1 lr u n-i
Fyvc lliiuk that he looks more like
Joucs has Jusi received some fine
1 Ins "California menu. A 11 who
li conies, can gel inem ny applying lo
j iter Woldrtdge.
rum Jones insists that he had on tli
.itircoat of a Iriend last Sunday night.
n, 1. en 1 he seven soileil liauu kerciiiefs anil
i,eeli-ss socks were found in his pocket
.1, 1 1..1 11. Ion. v. ho was" with 'J oin af the
in.'ie says noslllvely that it wasTom's over-
thui i-wkk all that Tom broiicht
V.iiek from Nashville, after his two week's
SEW ADVEKTI8E9 CNT1.
We call attention to the big advertise
ment of Blumenthal St Bro., in another col
umn. They are doing a thriving business,
and are determined to sell goods low down
for the next three weeks. Those win con
template going to house-keepiDf , should
C-tll on them ini mediately.
."See ine advertisement 01 v. u.
Hons, Insurance agents. They represent the
bot tire aud life companies in the country.
and are good and responsible agents.
Mm laud s:iles of D. B. Cooper, C. A M., In
another column. He will sail some valua
ble fund on tho 17th of February.
Read the advertisement of the White
VTan'8 Barber Shop, Dr. Ielining, the suc
cessor of C. H.Uilliert. He has a splendid
shop, and none but first-class work Is done
We call attention to the advertisement
of S. G. Comstoek's book store, next door to
post-office. Mr. Comstock is doing a thriv.
ing business. He sells bis books, stationery,
etc., at the very lowest figures. Call on him
when you come to town.
OVER THE COlWrV.
Thanks, iriend Clayt : the female
"scrooch ' owl being dead, makes her the
more at ti active.
Our rloiirim' mills throuahour the coun
ty, are doing a lively business. The Depot
mills nave been crowded wnu oruers, so
they 111 form us.
All parties indebted to us py note or ac
count are hereby notified to come forward
aud pay ns, as we are compelled to have our
money." Km buy Frikkson.
The work ou the .Narrow Gauge Rail
road lias been very seriously-interfered with
by the colli weather. The enterprising men
WHO nave 1111s roau 111 cuaigc, win inoyc
hings up, as soon as the weather breaks,
The bridge across Fountain Creek, for
Hie narrow iruiige railroad, will li- coinp.e
fed next week . and as soon as tin weather
breaks, the work will he pushed rapidly for
ward bv the energetic gentlemen who have
It in charge.
The thei nioiiieter last 1 ucsday morning
at Thompson Station was 1l' degrees below-
zero: at Spring Hill and Carter's Creek sta
t ion t he s.-i me day, it was 11 degrees below
The sleigh hells which have beeu used
here in this city during the snow weie pur
chased by James Andrews about tweuty-
nve years ago, at JKJ.iO a piece, an-i were
sold at tll'ly cents.
Mr. James .M . Alexaujer, 01 carters
Creek, who is one ol t he best farmers in this
or auy ol her county, and who has the finest
orcuaru in 1 lie county, nas ine oesi sieigu 10
tiiat iiai t of the couuty. All the young la
dies iu lhat neighborhood have tried it.
( )ur friend lxjusihtie. who was here in
the Spring, lias not Jorgjtton the boys he
used to run with. He will accent their
thanks lor his kindly remembrance, aud
tiie best wishes of ail, that he and his
friends may live to make more New Year
The snow has been a great benefit to the
wheal crop. Some ol our tanner iriends in
form us that the wheat which had not come
up, owing to the dry weather, is now up and
growing oil under the Know as if if was
The Hop given by the young men of
Cross Bridges New Year's night, was a splen
did atlati.auil was enjoyed by all who were
lortuuatP loHtleud. Among tlie young 11
dies present we noticed Miss lula Conip-.
1011.01 .-Niisn vine: Misses is lcuoison, i-amcr
aud l'leslidge, of t lie Institute; Mis.es Fan
aud Ma ' 'ie Webster aud Susie Chap
pell. Several young iii".i lrom Columbia
were prese-it. For tut tiier particulars in-
111110 01 Walter WoKlrMge, i.yucii 1'crry
aud John Barr.
It is said that James Gordon Benuett, of
the .New 1 111 k Heraiil. thinks
Thai Sin ins. would be but gloomy weather.
If we had nothing else but May.
All nai lieN imlehlu 10 us by note or n
count are hereby notified lo come lorward
aud pay us, as we :ire coin pell--i U have our
money. lhbky tv r kiekson.
Until lebui-gcr, tlie famous resiaurant
man of Nashville, died in the latter place
last Mouoay. He weighed 4 siuuds at the
time ot his (tea 11. At one lime, ne weigned
D pou mis.
e clip the loliowing notice irom the
McMiiinville correspondent to the Ameri-
111: "Kev. Mr. Jones, late ol Columbia,
Tenn., has moved to our town aud has
liarge 01 tne uumoeriuou l'resoy enan
Church as pastor, lie is a native 01 Liver
pool, Kngiaiiu, anil is a minister 01 rare cul
ture and eloquence."
joe Ooruon, our contemporary 01 ine
Journal, was only beiileu by one vote for
Clerk of the Semite. This is quite a deser
ved compliment lo Mr. OoTdon, and we cau
assure him that it is decidedly better to
have run and lost, than not lo have run at
all. lor he must te-. I complimented oy tne
very llaiU-riug vole he received.
James ooimou jienueti, tne t.iiitor 01
the New York Herald, was thrashed on the
streets of New 101k, by 1-red May, tor going
back on his sister, miss May, who lienneu
was lo have married. We want it distinct
ly-understood that onlyihc Kditor oi the A'cio
York licraht acts so uaughty it is generally
e-converso" with tlie Kditots of the Colum
Last Monday it commenced snowim
about 2 o'clock, and continued up to about
pi o'clock. Tne snow was about 1 inches
deep There was not as much sleigliridiug
astliere had been. We noticed Willie Flem
ing out with a sleigh, with "Susie" painted
unit. He had no doubt read the poetry
published in the American aiiout the sleigh
ride with "Sweet Susie Brown etc."
SFKIX; llll. I, I I EMS,
rill-: (iRuwi.Ni; tvii-
The holidays have devt-loiied a lamenta
ble fact that Willi the young aud rising gen
eration liere is an increasing tendency lo
indulge in the use ot alcoholic beverages.
Tne custom, though general, is not univer
sal. There is here and there, an honorable
exception, a few wh
not, the enchanting
who "taste not, touch
g cup. Young men,
"lixjk not upon the wine when il is red.
wneu 11 giveui us coior 111 ine cup; ai ine
ast 11 lateui like a serj"Ut, anil siiugem
ike an adder.'' Young ladies, beware, how
you offer the tempting and sparkling Wine
10 vour oeaux. 11 you nave ever none no,
lo it no more, lor 1 Uereby you may bring
ruin upon I hose whom you may now be
proud to number among your Iriends. A
young mau oi I114I1 poNilion 111 society, 01
gooil lamiiy. Him sp:eniiii uiieiieciuai at
tainments, w ho nan quit on irom uicuseoi
slnuulaling drinks, and who had, lor sever
al years maintained the highest character
sobriety, ailenucil a social party 111
Memphis, wnere wine aud wit were flow
ing freely. Heat first declined partaking
ot the sparkling beverage, but urgi-il by a
is-autiful yoim : lady. Willi whom he was
coiit eiiiig. wini- she held up ine wine
glass, unit spoke eloquently ol lis exhilerat-
cllecls, and begge t til u 10 111 ma a glass
with her, he yielded lo Jier earnest solicita
tions, and lrom that moment his course was
down ward. His high hopes and brilliant
prospects were eclipsed forever, and soon lie
s ink down iuto a drunkard's grave. We
liave I licse facts from a noble young lady,
ho moves iu the highest circle o. society,
and who Honors her pure heart and bright
intellect by adding, "II 1 had been ine
young la-ly wno did IhiN, 1 should ever al-
nave leu thai 1 was me murderer 01 inai
1AJ. I AMI'HKI.1. likOWN.
ur i'loa tonal Representative, ist:ikihg po
uliou Willi Ihe loreinost memljcis ol the
House 01 Representatives. His name ap-
:11s on several 01 ine most niiKriaui
coiumillecN 011 mat 01 r iiihucv, ways auu
Aleans -a s. 011 the t --iiiiiiiilten ol r.duca-
lloii and Common Schools, and on lhat of
Agricull lire and .ilaiiuiaelures, and chair-
maii oi the Committee 01 i-iionc ito:is.
1'liesc are among I he most important coiu
iiiutecs of I lie House, and his appointment
lo them, shows Unit Ins laleufs and acquire-
neuts are appreciated. His sound judg
ment aud practical business nanus, win
make hliu an able and uselul l.eglshilol.
a.n txuriNG TIME.
As Ward's duck s (:is the boys call theuii
wen- making a rush lo board Ihe train al
Thompson Station, as it came dashiug up,
there was no little hurry and confusion on
tlie pail ol the young ladies and their es
corts. Two couples, MINN I. f., aii-.l IT.
Ciav, Winn A . P and Mr. K. li.. iu crossing
I ne track to Ihe pla! lorm in a l uu, lell just
iu iron I ot the hissing locomotive, but by a
great eltoil saved tuemselves; while 'he
balance of Ihe party failed to make the
crossing. .UlsS liesNie 1 ., was graceiuny
lined to tne piatiorni oy u. .1. ami lt. o.,
anil Miss Ki.zie W., was gracefully elevated
to the same lolly position by Henry 1. aud
Stonewall M., Hie y.aiiig men all bidding
an iiir.-ctiouale laiewelt lo Ward's ducks ou
iheir trip li omewaids, with their most
anxious wishes for another visit und a
longer slay lrom these charming young
We regret to learn thtit our young friend
Judge K 1!. Thompson lias not Improved in
health since liis arrival from Arkansas. He
is ly lug iu a very critical condition, at the
icsideuceot Ins brollui, Kev. F. A. Thomp
son, wnere he has, - wry attention mat
k. mines and alleclioii e.ul suggest.
'there is 110 improvement lu me condition
of .dr. Mack Rountree. He is gradually
wearing aw ay under the fell destroyer, con
sumption. Tiie M. moils, together wltn his
rela.ives and friends, give :11m every . need
Capl. J. P. Pointer is st ill sntlering some
f rom ihe elici Is ol the fall lrom his horse.
He uas recently purchased of William Wil
son a irael ol la. id ou Ihe Bigbyville pike,
lite miles from Columbia, adjoliuug Un
til 111 ot Miijor .Mm nick Williams, for loO. IKi
per acre, five hundred ilollars cash 111 hand
and Ine balance W illi iuleresl from dale
tuis is equi valenl lo a cas.i sale, aud snows
that land 111 this counliy is still worth tak
ing care of.
1 apt. M. C. Campbell, alter a satisfactory
con t alesceuse lrom a severe attack ot
"Hiiuti'ojdiobia," under which he has uetu
laboring tor setcal years, has relapsed, aud
is uow iu a worse cumin 1011 thau ever, huv
lug killed more birds and raboils since the
nuow set in thau any one else, and tticu
oiitslrips-tt even Mr. I'ointer ill the lox
chase ol last Saturday. Tile ladles wauled
birds lor Ihe supper, und Mack I'Ohld'nl rc
isist their aiqicais, bai like a gallant fellow.
as he is, kiii rendered gtaceiu.ty lo lue man
dates ol I ne 1 11 r sex, 1, 1st as 0:1! fa; her Adam
d il. and lecls grau-tul to I hem, thai Ihe let-
in wha-ii bound them are brokeu.
Man ie .!-.d t ue PioNbv iei inn ehu.cli iu
tins plae -, ;-t live o'ois-k on l. Itmsdit) evt-u-
Hij',, the lilh ....s. t,, Rev , M r. J . M.
,11 1 h is-aek. ui ;ome i law, and Miss Mary
Pope, nil l tt-lN i'.iice. Attendants Misse
I. iiie 1 igui 1 -, Aiary l. .dcli-nioie, l.iuy
Ml-lviNNMl-k and l-'.Uil P01.,., Messls. J. .
I lu-aii'N. I h:irles Joi,e, p. I lowed ami
IU. ick r'iiN'u. Al'ier receiving Ine
ougl 1 ul.lllohs ol li ichils, the happy pair
,ll 011 I he i.'-j p. m., ii.i.n !. ; Nasiiville,
l.-aiisviiie ami 1 hi i-icu 1 11 cities. 1 !ie cx
leht f their 1 1 ip north will depend on ihe
tlierinoiueti leal dcvelopiueutNot tlie woal h-
Alter a day 01 moileraiiiig ami tiiawin
walher, we tiail. ou Mouday uiorniug le
lore day, aiiollier snow storm, with strong
north wind, bringing again an lulciisely
cold spell and spieudid sleighing. Tne
linii.lsoiiie.st sieiuh ol the season is a Itgbt,
one hoise clipper, a present front Major
Brow u lo Ins wile, sent out lrom rtasuvnie.
With a last horse, il moves over the snow
like a bird.
1)1 VINK SKKV1CK.
was held at the Meihodist ihuii.li on last
Sunday, and, notwithstanding Ihe forbid
ding aspect Of the weather, ineie a.s u ui j
Ian congregation out. lr. wrigni oentei
tsl an excellent diNCourse, which Was mi
ll. ualily suited to Ihe N.-iiNoll. iiistexl was
suugesiive, "Be temperate lu ail things."
Rev. Robert Gray was present, aud closed
t he exercises wilb a very appropriate pia -or.
HT. PLEASANT ITEMS.
we are almost vain enouiih tobelieve that
our absent letter from your valuable paper
uuuug wo iaai eigne wee ics nave neen miss
ed by your many readers. But in the lan
guage or our cherished and most highly es
teemed young Iriend, "We are not happy."
We should immensely have regretted our
absence from your columns ourself, were it
not for two things. First, we believe we
have lMti tnunh netfnnlw1 in till intf-p.
si 01 our great and glorious tuture oy reau
lug a work on "disease of children," whooping-cough,
measles, head-enuffles, etc., etc.
Second, for the last two months, the eyes
and ears of the people were centered upon
one, and only one disagreeable painted Ille
gitimate, haggard and fancy dresssd old
hog, known as the Louisiana Returning
Board. Now, we are naturally inclined t
please the world, and thereby immensely
please ourselves;hence,from tblstime on, you
may count us in. We have had a very dull
Christmas, and nothing occurred worth
speaking of. Sleigh riding has been the or-
uer 01 tne day, and aitnougu it nas neen in
tensely cold, roseate vounn ladles rustle iu
and out of their houses, and loveliness sal
entranced behind old iignt-stepping tsiac-K
neewooieu ttaid, ami mgu-iumping duicu
And all the belies, and all the beaux,
Iu spite of frost, would go forth,
And squeeze beueath the buffaloes,
Kach others hands, etc
At least we suppose they did, but as w
did not take a ride in oue of the concern
we don't know how it was ourself.
There was an elegant party given by Mrs
Aenes Kitlrell. near this place, on Tuesday
night of Christmas week. The weather was
very inclement, the general result, however
was most felicitous, and thanks to princess
of hostess, Mrs. Kiltrell; the evening pro
gressed in the most deliglittul fashion
Arno til tne many iwamimi lauies 111 an
dance, was the sweet brunette. Miss Addie
(J., with lomf black hair aud dreamy eyes
Whose inner Vision seems wuwmi on inner
worlds than this. Miss Mamie G., with blu
eyes and light brown hair, she is bouyanl
bright, aud llirins 01 ine gieams as 01 111111
wiints that only ask to flee away. Miss K1
lie M., a queenly blonde, was present in ail
her radiant loveliness. Miss Nettie II.. a
OllUg 1 11 ( l Ol IUU.IIC Ifticuin Auvft uci umuij
and lnteflieence comDiueo, uas miue uer a
. . . : . l : . ....... X ( 1 .... ii.ni.
streai lavorite in mis t-uuuu, .'n- .nonie
W., a blonde, who is always sparkling Willi
w it. seasoued with good humor. Miss Maud
1 and Miss Ella I... Miss E. L,., Miss Ka
Ue K. and Miss Naomie D. were among the
blooming lasses, aid were greatly aunnreu.
We would like to mention all t he belles
present, but time and space will not permit
The sunner was superb, and the music en
trancing. That the hostess may enjoy all
tlie cood things of which such pleasant
memories has'made for her. is ardently de
sired by all who participated in this ele
After our beautiful day lu Itie last mouth
old Disabilities went back on us last week
bv throwlun a wet sueet over tne sun, giv
ing us a deep snow, and the coldest days of
this or auv other winter. I he consequen
ces are, that there has been more snllering
from iMivcrtv than ever known in thlscoun
trv b- lore. A general debility In flnauces
aud the financial conditiou of the govern
ment has led to untold sunerlug. tneir ai r
a s'iort-eotumouH uow-a-days of angels and
blueliirhts outside of Christmas stories, and
tlie chronicles of those mysterious gifts of
nlentl fnl abundance, market baskets well
filled, aud money are like all other theories,
tlie most complete of humbugs. Araow the
many destitute iu this country, is the fami
ly of Israel i nomasou. wno is now 111 jau
uuidiiinir hlstrlul before the Sunrcmc Court.
His children, who are very small, are near
ly without domes, niese nine oues, are
ready anv dav to exchange their title to a
mansion in tlie skies for a square meal, or a
pair of uallisoskins. Poor, benighted, little
oues, let them pass, starve, freeze, go to the
noor house, (they are in me poorest, oue
now imaginable! what does it matter to the
chosen ones of earth, who have social bl ss-
lngs, home, roon, raiment, anu mouey in
their pocket ? Not much. If auy. The heart
of man, and woman, too, is as grand au old
humbug, as ever beat seventy pulsations i 11
six'y seconds; the same heart that is moved
10 tears dv tne mainiive violations 01 uu
old rheumatic piano. or a three string fiddle.
would ruruisn ine sirengm auu impulse 10
kick a starving beasicr or a nan naked va
grant into the gutter, who has the audacity
to asK for a uicitei, or a uinuiiiiui 01 luusn.
hut this is a cold world, particularly last
Iiieil, at his home, lour miles west 01 here,
Mr. Thomas Mitcnen, on weuuesuay, Janu
ary the 3rd. Mr. Mitchell was quito an old
man. tne oroiuer 01 me ivev. ueo. t . .wiicn-
ell. who is quite an eminent minister of
Mr." .1. li. Ingram, of this place, shipped a
car load of mules to Crawfordsville, Miss.,
last week. Mr. Willie tluglies, M. J. orr,
Willis Conner, aud J. W. Hilliai'd, have all
gone south with mules.
ue Mop given oy Major iveiu tong, fine
nicht last week, was said to he a delightful
a ll'air, and taken from any jHiint of view,
was a complete success. Air. j. m. l,., oi i.y.,
.Mr. George at., 01 .nemmns, wnu air. 11. iv.,
Moss H.. and Mr. Nim . and other prom
inent persons of this placeaud viciuity.were
among the Kuesta present.
M r. w . R. Kindle. John Brooks, and sever
al ot hers, caught eighty rabbits in ne day
during the snow of last week. None of these
cottou-taiis were shot or caught by dogs,
lint, the uartv went abreast ou noise back.
and when a rabbit was jumped, they would
give chase, yelling at the top of their voices,
when the little animal would give up, and
was easily dispatched.
A house occupied by a colored woman ou
the premises of Ksq. T. A. Harris, ol this
nlace. was entirely consumed ny Are on
Christmas night. Catheran Miller, the oc
cupaut.Jost everything she possessed by the
We understand that the favorite amuse
ment of the young ineu of Hampshire for
the last two weeks, has been sliding down a
bald knob, near that place, com "-- : ill
the top and laudiug iu the strtjr of the
village, when they would wood-up and re
turn to tiie top of the hill. They go through
this process by oue mm sitting on a chair,
turned upside down, and a number of oth
ers holding on, one behiud the other, rail
road fashion, wlieu the front man slarls 'he
machine, and away they go to laud at the
engine room to take 011 more wood. The
beauty ol this run is, it ts tiae a 11011 iiunt, in
Africa, when the party starts out, they nev
er kuow who will return alive. Wre know
of another party that sloped off of another
Mlattt in lliai lieiguooi liuou 011 on occasion,
with a couple of yellow bull dogs at his
heels-.thai had a haukering after veal if
calves, but as a slidest, he proved a succtss,
and never stopped until he slipped iuto Ml.
Pleaxant. lie is regarneo yei oy tne young
ladies, as being raliier a slippery fellow.
A rather savage fight took place al a festi
val given at the colored church a few nights
a"o, between Allen Ialey and Dick Audrus,
both geutlemeulol Aineau "scent. 11 seems
lhat Richard, who is not himself more Ihau
Inlf the time, and never studied Chester
field, pnsiied Allen's better-half rather
roughlv: whereupon Allen went to illustra
tion Dick's countenance with ills finger
nails, aud investigating hts underlip, which
he took for a Bologna Sausage with his ivo
ry, until he got a Tay with about a pound ol
it before they could lie separated. Richard
now looks as if he had lust graduated from
a severe attack of tlie varioloid into a stale
of excessive starvation. A regular
Darwin monkev charmer; asny. owiy, som
bre, mysterious being, with 11 brass pi u i n
tils IIOe, ana tne air 01 meiaucuoi.t ou ihn
face, lie says its very previous how tln-se
thiugs can he.
Mi. Mnttie Maurv. u beautiful moling la
dy, with dark hair and eyes,and complexion
as fair as an apple bloom, returned to this
place last week, alter n oriei visit 10 r raua-
lin.Tenn. she was accompanied by hei la
t her. Prof. R. K. Biuford, aud her brother,
Mr. Perkins Maury.
II is an ill wind that blows uo bony any
gissl. It Is thought that Ihe snow is very
beneficial to the wheat crop, which has
sultered severely from the extreme dry and
cold weather. The present lrospect is lair
for a good crop.
vei-v pleasant eutertalnnient was given
by the Hampshire Amateur Dramatic Club
on Friday night, December the ITJud. This
club is composed of stars of all maguiludis,
with shooting stars, cornels, ana an sorts 01
bodies, such as Ihe sweet .Miss Parrie Brooks,
the charming actress, Mrs. R. Conner, to say
11. i hin.' of tlie faacinating Miss Mollie
Thompson,and the exquisite Miss Ida Akin,
WIlOlsaKinto veuus neinen. i u iuvninKin
and beauty. Home old lunatics tell us that
Indies should not, go on tne siage, inai 11 is
Immoral, and leads to that degradation of
which we have heard so much. Really, we
can't see how people can be Justified in con
demning whofesaie, as iney uo ine preseur
state aud oondition ot the noblest form of
intellectual recreation ever invented ny
nun. T is oue of the errors of the age to
suppose that women's souls are tied tip be
mud iiae ineir ciuiuca, ui wiuu'wa iuio
inactivity by a dilapidated corset, :thelr di
gestive organs, or that their aspirations nev
er rise beyond their top-knots of false hair.
I f so. It is all a huge mistake. Their ambi
tion is like their stomachs, restricted, but
not dormant; it fills u p every comer of many
a woman's heart, and at times craves a wi
der field for its development than merely
amiable desire to outrival old Mrs. l'olly
Shoestring, in tlie latest fashion of a won
derfully and fearfully made fad'- tui ned-np-sidedown,
and wrong i.de-uetore made
over dress, or to sel aif mothers m the neigh-
liorhood almost aisu-Hcieu wnn envy by
marrying one's daughter, to the richest
man 111 it. These are satisfactory accom
plishments when attained, that will sweil
ine neari oi inttuj viim win tsAunailt
i.i i.le. but these ait not euough. But what
u-e wniii lo call vour atttentiou to at pres
ent, is that the peice played by the club.
'Ten Nights In A Bar Room" bus asplendid
moral, and is 01 a proiouuaiy religiously
significance, aud was listened toby a crowd
ed house, with breathless attention that we
seldom see snrpassed in auy lueatre. ' The
entertainment which was given for the beu-
ciiiot the uooa Templars ioiige at tiiat
place, was under me donation or mat emi
ueut dlvlue, the Rev. Joe B,. Ui win, who is
.liMtiiiwniMhetl for tj-illlaul intellectual ffifts
and great oratorical power. To his earnest
aud energetic mauagemeuiaspieuaianouse
was securea ana a perteci success was me
result. Ten Nights lu A Bar Room is a play
'.hat affords a large field for fine acting, aud
this company presented It worthy of tlie
character each individual im personated.
Mr. Frauk Ricketts' rendu ion of Joe Mor
gan, was splendid, aud incuts the thanks ot
he public tor thu marvelods ability of his
pel rormauee. He is a quiet sort of an actor,
nee from blast or rant aud pretentious rep
utation. Mrs. Morgm was admirahjy done
bv Mrs. Conner. Her voice which is very
mhh1, wasdistin, tli heard in every part of
The hail. Her sty le was replete wi:li dra
matic situation aud powerful effect. Miss
Mollie Thompson, in rendering Mm, Sladr,
convinced all who saw her, that she pssesj;
es talents, which, by proper application ami
cultivation, will, lu no distant future, make
her a star lhat would do honor to any stage
or countrv. Miss Ida Akin is not only a
lovelv girl, but a charming actress. As Ma
ry Morgan, she is unsurpassed. It would be
almost su perilous to say any ia.ittg iu praise
of Miss Parrie brooks, as her many ardent
admirers iu thai country agree that she is
Irresistable, and she is always sure of a hear
ty welcome. AU were equally pleased at
t tie creditable manner iu which the young
gentlemen, Messrs. Edgar Patton, KU Nance
and Willie English acquitted themselves.
All are gifted young men, and some of their
performances were very enjoyable,' judging
from the ooonten&uces, of tne audience. Tlie
voung t.itde, a tableau, by Miss Faun le M.,
was charming. She was dressed in white,
with wreath of black hair hanging loose:
her lender blue ey. s well veiled bv Ionic
lashes, look lug down. Hhc was bewilchiug-
ly iteauur.il, anu wini- memory not-is u seat
In this disi meted globe, we will reucinb?i
her. She looked like a imrv; indeed, she is
the Mister Of one. In the " Misnhlovonu N'iu.
kei-," Mr. F.M. Ricketts' delineation of tne
nigger wharacwr was vry good. H played
the part of Anthony, with extreme felicity,
and with his true mimetic faculty .provoked
much menment, ana maae many 01 me au
dience wrinkle their noses by his high, good
humor. The music was exquisite, and
altogether it was a success. Among the
many beautiful lames present, was me love
ly Amicus, our native poetess, who imitates
nooue, out toucues tne neari 01 tne reader
with the most sympathetic Impress with a
purity, sweetness and sincerity of nature
that lends a charm to her that is exquisite,
and is indefinable, like the perfume of the
We learn that a party of gentlemen (we
use the term for tlie sake ot convenience,
rather than for accuracy of the application)
went out to Mrs. Allen's, who lives on the
head waters of Swan Creek, in Lewis Coun
ty, a few nights since, and while the family
were sleeping in quiet conscience and child
like innocence, their domicile was broken
open by these midnight raiders, who were
lustigatea Dy tne uevn wnu no moral re
straint upon them whatever, and driving
the inmates out,consisting of an old woman,
three daughters and a half dozen children,
said they belonged to the Lewis County Jie-
curmng jioara, ana counted memseives in.
They then proceeded in nefarious manner
to demolish everything uulil speaking in a
financial way of the subject there was
nothing left worth a cent. The appearance
of tilings next morning, were not encoura-
biuk; we put 11 mildly wnen we say it was
tar Irom being cheerful. Pieces of bedqutlts,
iiusues, tillers, corsets, photographs, focKs 01
hair, (emblems of friendship) indicated the
l.'.le presence of a festive house breaker. I'll:
old horse trough lhat was used to rock t lie
babies iu, was ruthlessly turned upside
uown, wrong side before, and completely
cleaned of ita valuable contents; yes, they
were an gone like otnenos occupation.
Empty quart-bollles, broken plates, aud
pieces or cups, with volatile, and the scent
01 cheap lig-tuice totd ot ttie revel.wlille tin
scant remains of a shoulder of wild hog and
the wool of a shceo cave information of
sharp apfietites satisfied. We could Jorgive
mese mentor what tney ate aud drank, but
to drive a family of women aud children
out iu the pitiless storm of wind and snow,
show them to be with souls around which
the hide of a seed-tick would flap like tlie
shirt of Hint Williams, on Tom Thumb's
baby. Souls put up at auction at Newburg,
wouldn't bring three worm eaten acorns. It
makts no difference, who and what these
women were, there is uo palliation for this
couduct, and tlie people have grown sick ol
We learu from several parties that the
late sno measured twenty inches in the
b.irreus, ten miles south and west of here.
A great many deer were killed bv narties
itou weeuin ana laav. ot kv.. spent
the Christmas holidays with their relations,
ReV. A. J . B. Foster's family. They were ac
companied by his sister, Miss weeden. They
returned last week.
RALLY HILL ITEM.
Like a blushing bride iu spot lens whit
wreaths the face of nature in its snowy f'oldN.
oign and vista, hill and valley, glade and
stream, mile 011 mile of billowry, while
and forest Isiuarhs festooned with snow
da.zliug. wide aud trackless," ineouipreher
siuie, origin and beantitui. cioineu 111 rai
ment of Parian whiteuesn theold yeurgieel
the new, aud seems to spread iis white rolx-s
nipnriry. as a muuilc ot forgtveuess lor
tiie past, and peace for the future, misspent
days, wasted hours, neglected opportunity
come buck with many a regret that we lia 1
not lived a better life, and many a promts.
for the future to live and obey that silent
monitor better. Preach not. but practice the
golden rule, and be ready for the time when
life shall bring its days of suowy winter,
with the storms of age that soon or late,
break the brittle thread of life s uncertain
moorings. But as God's snowy wluter car
pet melts lieueath the sun s warm rays,
man's good resolutions tall before the
breath of tempt a 1 ion: life is but a span a
snort step trout nte's young sprtng. iv nen
hope's delusive flowers brightest bloom, to
manhood's strong, but fleeting summer, and
men lite s Autumu.and thicaiy Ian tne sear
and yellow leaves of hopes and years, the
irosis 01 age and years co oe on, auu wuen
the tempest has lor the last time beat on
man's storm tossed boat, and whelmed hi
neath the billow, leaves no trace or track
along the walks of time. By iiativelhill and
stream, by all forgot, life dissolves before
ne maicu 01 years, liKe Aprn suow oeiore
summer s sun.
CIIRISTMASOX TUE CKMK
With the snow from seven to twelve inch
es deep, the weather has never been more
favorable during Christmas tor uriUKing
whisky, and never has an opportunity
been less nenleeted.or a chance more eagerly
embrac.it by Mauryiles aud Marshallites.
lucre has beeu about whisky enotigu urank
from Rally Hill to Jackson s and the bridge.
during me Christmas, to float, a nat boat,
and euouiih cursing done to siuk it. Helen
tiiazcs haa been a popular play along tne
pike. Some of the battle grounds looked
ery sanguinary. Uloou ana nair sprin.iieu
over the suow, and slicking to tlie rocks
not as many'-donicks have been thrown a-
usual, owing to their be:ug covered with
snow. Black eyes and sw elled noses are not
uncommon, aud it will be sometime before
some gentlemen cau comb their pegs ol
knowledge wit 110m Having watery eyes.
vye are happy to state. However, mat no
body has been killed. It is a pity lhat men
will get drunk out of the same bottle, aud
then waul to Unlit. We ueed a oistrictlaw,
so that the sale of whisky can be limiteu
to incorporated towns. Unconstitutional or
of. me people of me state at large wotnu
ndorse tne legislature in such a law.
Andrew J. Webb, during Christmas "week,
having taken several jiggers of whisky lor
his health, aud excited by the way things
were being done in Louisiana aud South
'aroliua. and believing we would have to
ake the law into our own hands. Claiming
bat Bowl Hoslora owed nun a oaiance on
table, with his son and oue other tiarty,
rmed with a sycamore club, rocks aud a
un, they went about ten o'clock at night,
ud, by force of arms, 'took out the table
nd broke it iuto many fragments, lkiwi
xnects 10 hoer them under t he wing of
Attorney -tjcneral Fussell and Judge AlcLe-
more. .... -
A single ftxt race has bseu the cause ol
some excitement. Mr. Johu tolluui recent
ly havniK hid some twenty odd drinks of
pple brandy and wht-key under liis vest
buttons, bantered John Dean lo single-toot
horses,! he winner to take both horsej. They
went off lo ride the race, Collum being hard-
able lo ride. He was louud during tue
iglit lu limber-legged to walk, witn his
fine mure, bridle ana saddle and hat gone.
hen w hisky lell him, and wit got back,
he would have joined the temperance army
hi off, if Squire Sam Watkins or Col. Bul
k had been there to have received him
uto ranks. It took a writ ol replevin aud
some hard ridiug to get his horse back
Squire George Logan aud Mr. James Loek
diie have opened a new grocery at Rally
Hill, and are now prepared to furnish spir
itual comfort to the needy by the quart, gal
lon or barrel, aud any tiling else iu the gro
cery line, as cheap as the cueapest.
rue new iron bridge at tiardisons mi us
was completed 011 F'riday iu; Christmas.
ol jvitiisumaing the luclemeucy 01 me
eather and tue extreme coldness, the en
ergetic workmen worked stc-aJny until it
is completed. It has been the most cheap
ly built ol any bridge of the kind in two
unties, owiug l-i tin nnaueiiil taet mm,
business management ol 'Squire J M. Bii-
liiigton. i Chairman of the J fridge Buil-.Uh?
Committee. .y -
the financial condition has greatly im
proved, and is deciiiisii y better than 'iw nas
iK-en for years, anil money more JVlminrnid.
Nil' ional Bank Bills used to be. considered
good enough, but it now takes legnl .Tnptirs
10 pay oil a Jarge debt ou the t'reoK, No4we
see, ns to be in a press, ati-l ilrer veiiw -Tw
be no pressure to make c i(f(itj. n).s,t ic muse
is not far to seek ecouoiBytiu jgoii crops.
The lessons learned iu Jiave not beeu for
gotten, aud are bearing good frutt. The peo
ple have censed to go iu debt much, and
have learned the only way to make money,
is lo spend less than you make.
There has been much moving and .shift
ing and changing from pillar to post during
the holidays aud previous. Dr. C, C. Neil
has removed from Rally Hill to llardison's
Mills, where he will continue lo offer his
professional services aud juaclice the heal
Mr. S. M. Rogers aud his excellent wife
will shortly move to Williamson County,
near Jordau's store, 011 the Nolesville pike.
Mr. Rogers having purchased from Mr. John
W ilhoito his tasty and handsome residence,
where he proposes iu the fature to reside
Mr. Marshal Billiugtoa, a sou ol tlieSqitire
aud a chip off of the old block, will move to
the residence occupied by Mr. Itogers, and
take charge of the farm lately owned bv Mr.
Rogers. It is considered ono of the he-st Im
proved aud most productive Jurum- -::
lUC Hew correspondent of the Herald from
.uck River Stal Ion, leaves a foot print that
looks remarkably like the brogau track of a
former valued correspondent of the Herald
aud Mail, the late lamented M. T. Jug, the
whilom partner of Rattler. But Roberts'
Bend rattles not, aud the Lock and Dam has
long been silent.
Mr. James Wilson, from Col. Nat Jones'
County of Lewis, has recently been iu the
neighborhood, visiliug his old home. He
import-; t;at lu Lewis the water Is purer, the
kuu rises easier, and sets better, and the
moon changes oftener than anywhere in
The Wayne County Citiaen has a Hamp
shire correspondent, said to be as beautiful
as Hebe, aud brilliant as a casket of light
uinghugs. Lately noticiug au old eopv of
the Citizen, eiiitaining the Hampshire
items, we would say he was not ou exhibi
tion at the barbecue at Columbia, but weie
he a bachelor, he would be ou exhibition at
Hampshire, attracted by the reputed fasci
nations of the itemizing Bounie-i.assie with
the Scot fish name.
Jesse, Harris, unfoi-getful ol the favors of
the pa.st to tlie county, und believing that
Maury is something debtor ou the score of
gratitude to the past in case, Tilden is in
augurated Presiueut,aud the Augean stables
of the Republicanism has to undergo Demo
cratic purification. We believe that we re
flect almost entire public opinion in this
portion of tho couuty, iu staling the desire
of the people to see that staunch Democrat,
Jesse Harris, made postmaster at Columbia
polite and affable at all limes. He would
be the right man in the right place.
The newly married Prolessor, It. B. War
ren, received a very nice present at ihe
Christmas tree at Mt. Carmel. It was a nice
iillle pair ol socks, but they were a world
too NLu-t.l for the Professor.
7l r'i- Rtlilorx of the Herald and Mail;
Allow hie through your widely circulated
columns to call llie attention ot tiie chari
table piople of th s community to a most
ilistressitii; and horrible case of destitution
and sufl -ring, which probably has no paral-
l"l iu the Slate. 1 he case is l uat ot a family
rcsi.liugjust iu the edge ;ol Lewis co., con
sisting ot a lamer, iwuo is derangedt. a
mother and eigUt small children. They
have no iu,eais ol supiort, aud rely alone
upon what the mother can beg iu the
neighborhood, to keep them from starving.
When ihe writer saw these little children a
short time ago, tbey were almost entirely
naked, aud lie is informed by one of the
most prominent citizens of Lewis county
lhat they actually sleep iu the leaves. Just
think what terrible Buttering they must
endure during mis weainer. t ne attention
of theY. M.C. A., of Columbia, has been
calleil to the case, aud they have expressed
a williugness to extend relief, but have no
iiieaus. They say, however, that they will
furuish a conveyance to transport auy pro
visions or old cldthing, that may be
itmtriliuted by t he citizens, for the relief of
these poor people. It would be Useless for
me to attempt tci desert he the wrei.li.i; con
dition o.f this lamiiy, :iu I for any ,;. t
witness their sntterinus wouM mtiUe ti.
heart sick. Any contni.-ii'i .11- ol .n.-.i-
ious or clothing left Willi ihe i'resi ten: i t
the Young Men s Christian Association win
be promptly lor warded. nUHAMii .
CAMPBELL STATIOX ITEMS.
Alex McDonald bought a lot" of turkeys,
paying iorty ana sixty cents a pie-:e, dress
ed and packed them In barrels, and shipped
Monroe Wilson is clerking for A. ',B. How
J . L. Cline 4 Co., have received tbelr clov
er miner, xuey will do reauy ior threshing
as soon as me w earner win aumn.
Andrew Johnson made a speech in Con
gress a number of years ago, in which be
compared tlie Whig party to an jLuaean sta
ble. If Andrew Johnson were now on the
stage 01 action he might compare me pres
ent Republican party to an Augean stable
without doing any violence to truth. Gre
cian mythology represents this stable as
belonging to AUgeas, iving 01 ens, mat
Prince kept SO.Guu oxens in this stable for
3 1. years without cleaning it out. At the
end of that time he employed Hercules to
do the job. tie done It in one oay by run
11 ing a river through it.
On the morning of the 3rd Inst ., at dav
light, tlie thermometer in this- place, was
1 j degrees below zero, on inai day a negro
woman, who lives on Mr. David Wells
place, left her infant child for a short time
to attend to some business: when she re
turned, she found one of the little fellow's
arms stjfT frozen up to the shoulder. The
child got ita arm out from under the cover
during the absence of its mother. The at
tending physician thinks the arm will have
to ue amputated, as it is siougning.
During the cold spell a good many of the
villagers got out 01 wood, iney nan 1
pretty rough time of it iu supplyiug them
selves. Our village has lost two of its best me
chanics, John Matthews, a black-smith.
auu w ni. l. mils, nouse carpenter, iney
have moved to Ash Gap. Marshall Couuty.
Mr. Bills, besides being a flue mechanic. Is a
good musician. Me has been me leader in
the si uging class here for several years. On
Friday night before he left, he had a fare
well singing at thechurch;the weather being
teiy inclement tue kllcuuuuuo was not
The "Lock and Dam" correspondent will
have to look to the itemizer of tlie Jounuil
from this place for an answer to his ques
tion, what singing on the "harp" means.
The Rev. James F. Uracey, who moved to
Missouri a few years ago from this vicinity.
uougut a tract 01 laud, ana oeiore moving
011 the place the house was burnt. The
man who was livius in it at the tune lost
cnrij iiuug lie iiau.
the Rev. Mr, McKeusy, who has been
pleaching for the past two years at Ever
Green, has moved to Campbellsville, Giles
County. He will take charge of the school
at that place. He will also preach for the
church at -the saute plaoe.. Mr. McKensv
ha considerable, repatutlou tut a leather.
We co ugriil untie the eitixeus of Cumpbells-
un-in ouiuiu ing int-services or so gu a
man. it nas not transpired, yet, who will
fin 111s place tit l-.yer oreeu. -
airs, ijouisa moods uas no stock water ou
her place, hut the sprlug. aud lhat does nut
run off iu dry weal her. When the mild
woather flrsl set in, Ihe spring froze over.
iun me ice nao iu oo oroaen 10 tset water
f r the stock and other use. When the
suow- h-11, and Ihe weather got so very cold.
1 ue sprjun iro.e so miru inai tue suow had
10 be mclied tor t tie stock.
Mrs. ihos. wtnte put lier milk In tne
water in tlie spring-house to keep it from
ficezinc, which is about ten feet deep below
w here the water comes out of the trrounil.
1 111 tlie morning of the 3rd iu.-t., the ice was
4 ineu 1 nick lu tue spring-house.
Jesse Tonilinson, whose departure to Tex
as, was noticed last week, was accompanied
by Marion Taylor. He goes ou business.
ana wut reiurn iu a snort lime.
Joseph Holibs boueht the Henderson
laud, which was sold again on the 2nd inst
He paid Slu.ouy. per acre tills time; some
s. more per acre man it soiu ior at me first
Allow us a little space iu vour columns
alt hough we are young in the cause, we will
promise you the best we have. At present,
me weainer is almost too coia 10 write. Last
Wednesday morning the thermometer
stood twenty-three degrees below zero iu
the vaney, mai ts thirteen dearees colder
thau we ever saw It here.
ine nvesi nem 01 inieresi our old bache
lor Iriend, Mat Russell, discovered iu his
tiavels this week, a peculiar track in the
snow, it so attracted him that he followed
it two days, thinking all the time, ,it was a
fox track. At the!end of the second dav he
found its den. After working for sefeial
hours in the cold of the night, he caught the
long looked for varmint, and what do you
think it was nothing but a grouud squir
rel. Imagine his raire, ye bachelor frieuds.
Mat has been confined very close to his
room ever since. But we pass to our friend,
H. N. Mayberry. Some years ago, Henry's
mother gave him a hen. This hen, Henry
thought a great deal of. She had lived to a
ui m si old aue. aud iu her last days, she went
about without a feather ou her back, almost
just ready for the pot. Heury thought every
my 0114 jiuj- woum live a jew more uays,
and be ready for you. But ah. to his ereat
sorrow and surprise, on last Monday morn
ing, the old lieu was found dead. Never
miud, lieury s mother will give you anoth
Mr. James W. Sargent, met with the mis
fortune of getting his hands frozen last Wed
nesday morning, while going to and from
the .'spring. Bad tlx to lie in, Jim, with two
babies to nurse.
W. H. Kinzer, better known as the mar
ket man during the year 1876, sold for the
Messrs. Mayberry & Bros , and the neigh
bors of Sawdust generally, in the town of
Columbia, 4,049 pounds of butter; 3,8o2 dozen
of eggs; 1,471 chickens, lor the sum of $l,5.i.
mi. tieai mis, auy ouier neigunornooa in
tiie couuty. ,
i lie young meu, members or ine Good
Templars, during the Christmas holidays.
completed the ceiling of the hall. We have
now a nice ana comionaoie piace 01 meet
Come one, come ail, and make one iu
the midst. Meeting evjpry Wednesday
Married, Dec. 31st, at the residence of the
bride's mother, by the Rev. W. R.McKen
nou, Mr. Gralton, of Spring Hill, to Miss
Trizy Sargent, of Sawdust. They left the
following morning for their home in Spring
nui. aiay me Pleasant tie mat mnas tnetn
together on earth be severed only in death.
PiOH'S STORE ITEMS.
Whoever: Did you ever? No, never! What
a snow : Deep enough for the tallest boots.
Some ot Ihe oldest inhabitants say this is
the biggest suow tbey have ever witnessed.
Rahbils aud raccoons have beeu hunted
with great industry by the boys. The rab
bits are very numerous, ana have been
killed in great numbers as many as lo or
2 being shot by one hunter in half a day.
oue uoy caught lour coons in oue day. one
nuiiier 011 lane ureeK Killed lour deer on
Christmas day. This was very good sucoes",
as this sort of game has became very scarce
in the hunting grouud. sucli luck as this
is said to nave been noiunig unusual twen
ty or thirty years ago.
John Kennedy shot aud killed a bald
eagle Christmas eve, that measured seven
ferit and six inches lrom tip to tip of its
wings,- J hough seeming y very large, he
vuf surmised to nud thai its weight was
wily eli -veil pounds.
-.vuiiii-'ii oQuiwjii a weuiue.r-iuu.ic:iioiTs,
the wilil. geese, Jmvo been passing south
ward in considerable numbers. In some
iusiuiicv thy alight for awhile in the
floldsr on the streams, seemingly for the
purple 01 resting a little, its they soon re
smoe 'their course, as if intent 011 reaching a
region beyond thesnow-stonus wo are wit
The Christ mas holidays passed away with
not hiug occurring of start ling interest. There
an-some persons who ser ni to regard it as
tl least negligeut, if not criminal, to let the
occasion pass without indulging iu egg-nog,
morniDg drams and the like; consequently,
we observe men who lead entire-y sober
lives through the year, taking a little too
much at Christ mas, and the cause of tem
perance and sobriety is thereby made to
sutler to some extent during this annual
festivity, especially, when tlie restraining
and salutary influence of woman is not felt
as it should be in the community.
The big snow interfered somewhat with
the parties, caudy-pullings, and all that sort
of thiugs; but the primaries had several
quite interesting social entertainments in
tlie neighborhood; one of which, at least,
will long be remembered, on aecijunt of the
simultaneous snow-sioriu wnic-ii prevailed
auu maue 11 necessary ior me uovm to
with the girls till next uioiuin - - "'
Some ol the auUoinet""
in the fuiur . weddiugsare si 111
lioar'i "Ut should not be surprised to
... several belore manv moons.
1 uere were several deaths duriny fTlnhit-
masweek. Mrs. Baxter, widow of .lames
Baxter, deceased, died Christmas. Shw was
a quiet, good ana pious womau, aud had
been, ior many years, a member of the
Mrs. Duncan, wife of Mr. David M Dim-
can, of Swan, died on the isth. She was a
very estimable woman.
James Kennedy. col., died at the residence
of his former owner. A. A. Kennedy, to
whom he returned for protection in his last
hours ot disease and distress.
1 ne Republican party of late davs. espec
ially, since the election, appears to be in a
coudition In some respects, resemblinsr an
opossum thai has been feeding very liberal
ly on Nome farmer s pouury, out is at
length lound out. aud to avoid delect ion.
betakes itself to the top of a tree, where
losing ail foothold, as a dernier resort, it
ciasps some iavorng limb with its prehen
sile tail, and thereby postpones for the fatal
So the treed 'possum hanging by the tail,
i-erceives its cauual grasp begin to ian;
Keen are its pangs, but keener far to feel,
Its days are numbered uow to rob and steal;
Keen are its pangs, but keener far tban all,
Its ill-got fatness aggravates its fall;
With ghastly grins it owus the game is up,
out seiaeu witn inwaru norror ureaus to
1 hrltttniAS Tree.
"Lo ! eveiy land now seuds its bay,
-so tongue out nas its Advent lay.
Each uatiou doth its homage pay.
And all the world keeps Christmas Day !"
Ou Monday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, the set-
tiug sun suddeuly burst forth lrom its cam
py of dark clouds, and lioured a flood of sof t
tint-Hi effulgence Into the window of the
Session K.Tom of the Presbyterian Church,
lighting up, with gorgeous effect, the beau
tiful Christmas tree, prepared Tor tlie chil
dren of the iufanl and primary classea of
the Sunday-school, by the teachers, Mrs. 11.
B. TiteomU, Mrs. Hoi-ace Frierson, Mrs. Sam
McEv.eu, Miss Emma Cooper, aud Miss
Neither Magician's wand, Aladdin's lamp,
nor Fairy hand, ever made such a wonder
ful irauniormalion as greeted the eager eyes
of the little ones present. Fruits, from llie
famed garden of Hesperides, candiesrspark
ling like gems from Australian diamond
fields, or translucent like the famous De
vonshire spar, or gorgeous with all the col-oi-n
of the mnny-hued Iris; and Jtewanl
Om, tastefully ornamented, aud contain
ing happy and joyous, Christmas aud New
Year's greetings, and hymns shone for a
moment, with a brilliancy never to be for
gotten. M usic, soft, aud sweet, I n-uuru.!. as .n
ly chiUlhjjud cau mane k, iloai-d t;p-.h th
'An ris j-i s:-.i-i,:ij g-iise,
Siuut hack ifo-n n-osi.v skies.,"
ii mi .. : i'. ' ''.' . ... 't st-i (-ii .-In-T.
i i v.; '-e.: ;' r .'l i! .-g w Wis,"
t 111 Isi -'
: e !r.tii:
i, the l.onl '
- i :
hill! he C:iU.i.iales ni ;ali-
".1-ti.as i-.iq.s. It issii-.tnge how
willing to sacrifice luem-
selves ou the aiutr of the country.
There have been several marriaees since
our last writing. Mr. John Adkin and Miss
Para lee Hardison were married at the
residence 01 the bride's father. Mr. Joshua
Hardison, by the Rev. T. Jeff Dixon, Cec
il. The same dav Mr. Robert Hardison. of
...... . ,,uu,,j j in. .-auum uiuivbl,
01 miisuoro, winiamson county, were uni
ted iu that "holy aud blessed estate." tin
tuezisi. at me residence of the bride's father.
.'i i . vjr. ,v . i.i i lie. luHMitiimn u n o iianmM.
ive words were spoken mat made Mr. John
Jones aud Miss Bailie Little partners for
life. The same day, at Mrs. Lunigden's, the
01 lue s nioiuer, near .Berlin, by eider J. t.
Morton. Mr. Thomas Hardison was married
to miss E. J. Lumsden. who formerly lived
iu this community. December tbe2ftb, at
uic kiuciii;i ui uHjuipi r, ia. noiixmiu, Dy
Esuuire J. A. Sanders. Mr. .1. Ft. ftai-rvherru
and Miss B. P. Hardison were united in tho
holy bonds of matrimonv. This was an
elopement, but there was no compulsion in
tue matter, we suppose mat it was a ro
mantic notion of their's. We wish all of the
parties abundant success in life. May peace,
Plenty and happiness be their's through life.
and may the sun of their prosperity never
be clouded, and may they be enabled to
stear their barques successfully over the bil-
1011 sua 01 iiie, ana no more sorrow leu
Elder Asa Hardison has very recently pur
chased land of Mr, 8. T. Hardison, near Au
tlve, aud will not remove to his West Ten
nessee home as he had anticipated, but has
already moved to aud settled upon thelands
purcuaseu oi .vir. naraison. wnicu we con
sider a very sensible conclusion, for we are
wen assured that a home in Maury is far
preferable to one in West Tennessee. Texas
or any wnere eise-iu these United States.
Mr. Billie May field has returned from
Texas (we are informed) on a visit, but we
nave ascertaiueu mat ue nas Deen prospect
ing tor a situation iu old Maurv. aud hone
mm ue win bucvwu,
Mr. Joshua Hardison killed six hoirs a few
days since, that averaged 370 pounds the
largest weighing 153. Capt. J. P. L., has kill-
ed the hog t hat killed his fine mule last
Our friend Esuuire W. A. Howard and
lady have removed to Kittle Bend, whom
we miss very mucti, dui nope that they
have secured a good home for the future.
t'roi, w lines, or Franklin, is conducting a
very interesttug and successful slneine
school at blantou's Chapel. The Professor
thoroughly understands the principal of
vocai music, ana nas a clear ana easy wav
of imparting instructions. We think him
every w ay worthy of public patronage, and
hope thai he may meet with abundant suc
cess wherever ne goes.
W.J. Adkisson will start to Texas In a few
days, on a lour, prospecting tor a borne iu
the wilds of the distant west. We have
lorn; since thoueht that all suoh moves were
injudicious, to say the least ol them. Thev
are but the culmination of an overswrouclit
I magi nation, as it is a generally conceded'tactr
inai as regarus natural resources, Tennessee
uas not a superior in tne union, 11 indeed
au euual. By giving too much hee J to the
airy tales respecting the Eldorados of the
lar oil west, have been irretrievably ruined.
and persons have been made to give up in
dispair. We have long since believed that
tudividuals, throueh the providence ol God.
.oe 111 uic iumu iu aruuiiecui ui meir own
fortunes, irrespective of the localities in
which their lots are cant. The iews give
auunuaui prooi 01 mis.
-some unknown persons made a bold at
tempt to steal Mr. W. C. Jones' horses on
last Sunday night, but the proximity of the
staoics to me dwelling preventing them
succeeding iu their dastardly designs, for
the horses made so much noise that Mr.
Jones awoke and frustrated them. They
left unmistakable proof that there was two
01 mem, aud turtner that tney were negroes.
j ne promptness wun wmcn mey moved oil
when thev found that Mr. Jones was awake.
barely saved them from the contents of a
double barrel gun.
sneep killing dogs are still at large lu the
neighborhood, tney attacked Mr. A. W
Deny berry 's flock a lew days since, and
done some killing.
There was a singing and play party at Mr.
J. H. Derry berry s last triday night, at
which the young aud gay enjoyed them
selves until a very late hour.
Culleotka January Jottings.
The eighth ot January came In wit 1 ralu
aud snow. Not a gem was heard to keep
anve me memory or the hero or Jew Or
leans, but nobody made haste to get away
from a K'uxl "old hickory fire."
1 ne school opeued well. Many or me old
students are backhand new ones are arriv
ing ou every tram. Among the new arriv
als we notice Mr. Walter M. Vestal, an in
telligent young gcullemau of .pleasant ad
dress, from Aiarcella Falls. Giles county,
as usual, sends a noble .delegation. Mr. S.
o. Coleman. 01 Murlreesboro. won golden
opinions for oratory at the late commences
1 he youu" ladies and gentlemen of Cul-
leoka had a delightful entertainment Fri
day evening, at;the hospitable houseof Mrs.
Ei vira Wilkes. Music, conversation and
good cheer held the guests until a late hour.
our visitors have an returned, ana are
fully prepared to appreciate fireside com
forts, after endm lug ihe evils incident to
Prof. W.R. Webb had his ears sharply
touched by cold during a ride on the morn
ing of the cold Wednesday. A friend, who
is more accustomed lo cold rides, told him
that there was no necessity for being bitten
by the cold, "all you need to do iix such
cases is to slap yourself quickly over the
ers, and thus iucrea.se circulation." This
same friend took a trip through the country
during the cold snap. The weather was
very bitter, ana tne snow lay deep, out me
people, young and old, went to preaching.
A youuii uentieman loid ue ne maae a
sleigh winch carried six very couveuiently.
Skaliog has been the popular pastime ior
several days: If this weather continues,
suow shoes will become in some sort a ne
cessity. Then the young people can adopt
ine principal amusement 01 Norway, "run
ning on skees." The skee Is a kind ol snow-
shoe, but ot a very ditlerent pattern to those
used in this country. It is a long piece ol
tougu, strong wood, about lour niches wtue.
smoothly tioiished 011 the under side, fur
nished wim a baud for the toot in tue mid
dle pointed at the front end, and bent up
ward, ou flat m-ouud. tue skee-rimuer
pusues himself forward bv means of a lonu
staff, which also enables him to regulate his
speed, if he is running dowu hill. ..
A large quantity 01 ice has been- gathered
aud one can look forward with Joyous fore-
tasie 10 me not days 01 June, juiy ana Au
One night last week, a littlo colored child,
daughter of Polly White, had one aria and
haud lrozun. It was treated by. Dr. Utilizer,
hand it is doing well at present. ". ' t
Rev. Mr. orinaii, ef Coluipbia station, was
in the village last; week ,1 see-' from the
Christian Adrocate lhat hi' ia 'been busy
marrying folks. Several marrnes here in
colored circles -uo cards '. Africa has gone
i nto win ter quart ers ou short rations. Amer
ica has moved lo the front, and matters will
remain in statu quo, pending election news
and a change in the weather.
Kl uca t tonal.
The Culleoka institute, under the man
agement of the Webb Brothers, certainly is
one of the best schools for boys in this State.
The motto of the Webbs, in all their depart
men is, ts thoroughness, aud they practice
what tney preach. 1 nave never known
them excelled iu their system of govern
ment und instruction. N'o boy, however,
dull or depraved, can remain long under
iheir tuition aud training without mental
aud moral improvement. He canuot be
iheir pupil aud still continue iu indolence
nml i 101 ..rii 11 ei-- he m iiNt. ml vance.
They have just closed their thirteenth ses
sion here, t ue examination, iu many re
spects, was the finest that I have ever at
tended. It was complimentary lu the high
est degree, boi n 10 the teaciiers and stu
dents. The exercises were truly entertains
ing. Those who witnessed them seemed
deeply interested and perfectly delighted.
They were wisely relieved 01 mat ureautut
leiiiiim, wnicu frequently renuers sucn oc
casions latiguing lo a portion of the au
dience, aud quilt, intollerable to the rest of
them. Aud surely all who were present
jnust nave beeu iiiny convinced imn m
whole school ha J done honest and, inat'v"
work during tlie past live uion '- -'"i
was not an lnleiiut ola - -there
In every iust-" wrought forward.
Reaii'" ee, whether in Spelling,
..ti, Mathematics, Greek and Latin,
the visitors were called upon to select irom
the text books, the examples to be solved,
and the chapters and paragraphs to be read
ami disposed ol. And iu this way, it was
made hnaiiitesL t hal the young gentlemen
were as well prepared to be questioned up
on one pari as another, being perfectly ta
in 1 liar with tiie whole book.
The next term will be opeued iu t he new
building, which is an excellent structure.
It consists of three large and commodious
rooms, cut off from each other by means of
great elevating door suulters. When these
ire drawn up the whole Is thrown iuto oue
vast room, from nearly every point of
which the example rostrum is visible. It is
oy far, the liest aud most conveniently ar
rauged house ill its Hue that I have ever
seen. It Is a model edifice. Even the Van
derbilt Univertily, iu all lis towering aiaj
esty aud unrivaled grandeur may well be
jroud of this, which is oue of its correlated
academies. Heretofore the accommoda
tions ol tlie school, so far as the place of
teaching was concerned, were rather infe
rior; but this will no longer be the case.
There are already mauy young men here
lrom diflereut States in the Uniou, and we
.lopetosee tlie number greatly eularged.
this is a favorable location for educational
purposes. It is proverbial for its heafthful
uess aud beautiful scenery. Tde people iu
tills community are cultivated, refined and
religious. Here your sous will be entirely
free from the ruinous vices of city life, and
happily surrounded with all the ad vantages
and enjoyments of pure and virtuous socie
ty. Then send them ou without delay.
Green P. Jackson,
Oue of the visiting committee.
To the Editor 0 the Herald aiul Mad:
a I .usnected. vour Hickman corre
spondent goes ofl like the fellow who said,
'if I said ihe horse was seventeen feet high
.. .11. ii. -ir t. what i said:" pretty well for
chub, we will excuse him, as we now have
indubitable evideuce that J. M. G. did
ftteh the noble 7 pound trout, aud we sur
render as to t hat; and before we had time to
report all right as to that calcb, and uo
oulldoziug, and 110 counting out on that
eaten; here comes Uie report on much
s.ranger evidence, lhat J. M.G., since the
aforesaid catch of the 7 pounder did theu
and there, during the holidays of Christmas
week, actually gig and catch a full grown
Piuy trout, of beaulilul form and shape and
ofllie full weight of fifteen pounds; vouch
.1 1... .,..,-1 trustworthy witnesses, flf-
u-en pounds: mark the weight 15 pounds
... ...tn -les wehrhU with old uncle sum
rod Mark, and the Captain, his sou, as wit
nesses Now what will chub do about that.
1 will bet his uucledid not eat two pounds
of the glided fish. Now sir, as this old mas
. .. 1 i?j;i ir.,ni Iiils lieen breaking up the
tmoods and lines lor the anglers so long at
the mouth -i Big S.ring Creek, by your
nermi v. - .. 1 win move that the Bigger be
.M-nsd an-i ! no longer ameniable to the
..'...'.., )-. '..r thus violating the rules.
.., ',p'w7ue t- sav that your committee
i... . 1. v ne dies not believe one
.'...;.. i is i.ist s orv. First because he
. . ... .1 .'...., 1 1, .ii. y.i. M.G. would take
ivi i-ae ..j -.ech. a fish. Second be-
..' , 1 :., o.-ve Pinv produces such
i"-,. . i'-e 1 e n i because be regards the
i..-".i 1n.st1ii1c.1in. I luslstou my motion,
1, l t .1 e iii.eo, Dick can appeal.
Yours truly, AsGlXB.
lvester E.T. Pullen audS. C Stinson.
A. B M. Walker aud Susie H. Morgan.
L. li Adkisou aud Mary Lai la.
The laasKarsI aAdrfM Oellvrefl by
CaptL J. tl. Homl before the Mi a Ms
pea re Club.
The drama has for manv aw lu en un
important factor in leading public senti
ment, uimng popular niorais, and amusing
as well as edifying the masses ot I he people:
often and successfully resorted to bv edu
cators In morals, in religion, iu learning and
politics; it has full well attested its necessi
ty and its use by the contiuuea approval of
mankind through a long flight of years.
The word drama, from the Greek word lo
act, means simply the representations ol
human life in ltsdifTerent phases and varied
humors. The critics iu all ages have sought
to systemize the drama by binding the
composers to fixed rules and within deter
minate limits. They could as easily tlx
oounaary lines for humau thought, or hu
man emotion, from which flow all humar.
action. Yet the subject has beeu one of
much difficulty, and leading luiuds have
been much perplexed about IIS Droller njiI 11-
tiou. As one solution of the problem, we
have what are termed the"Cnilies of Aristotle,-'
orthe three principal rules to lie oi,.
served iu composing for the stage to-wlt: the
time, the place, the personnel of the play.
vuau l Ijicni 1'uuuaopuer auu SCUOlal'
made to meau that tlie entire play must
hautssn at the same time, in thpuunn 1,1.1....
aud by the same persons; for the reasons.
w men ne stated, mat to sunt me seem s
from one country to another, to nermii
changes of time or of persons, created too
great a straiu on tne imagination; that wc
hear the play all iu oue evening; th-it dur
ing oue evening we could uol pass lrom one
couutry to auother, nor could years of lime
pass iu so suort a space; aud since these
thiugs cannot really happen, the supposi
tion that thev do happen is false, ami 1 1,..
mind revolts from the falsity. This
lug has been adopted by many more mod
ern schools, aud especially tlie Academy ol
as a general statement or the proposition,
the "Unities" are undoubtedly correct: lin
I there must bo time, place aud persons to
make up auy play. But to restrict dramai ie
composition within the narrow rules pro
posed by Aristotle would be to striae down
its vitality. The whole drama is simply a
representation of human Ine a draft on
the imagination. The audieuce is bound to
imagine the incidents of the play as occurr
ing some where, at some time aud by the
persons represented. Aud if persons in a
theatre in New York, or Paris, could imag
ine a scene In the play as transpiring ui
Rome, why could thev not. siitiniz in ihe
same place, when the scene changes imag
ine lueiiiweives iu uie capnoi 01 .gypf.' One
would be no greater strain ou the imagina
tion thau the other. So witii ihe chamres ot
time and persons. -1 armrehend dun tl,..
"Unities" when carried so far do not accord
wun sound reason.
The great philosopher laid dowu still an
other rule that comedy aud tragedy should
not be commingled iu the same play; ih,.t
the play must be wholly comic or wholly
tragic; lor thereasou, as he staled, that Un y
represent antagonislic emotions 01 l be
mind, and cannot lie united Willi cousisten
ey. Here, also, the voice ot succeeding cen
turies have disapproved the rule. H writ
ten by this rule, ihe w bole character of the
play could be chauged by simply changing
the catastrophe, iuis would at once traus-
form it froiu comedy to tragedy, or vice versa.
But a more salient objection rests in the
fact t.iat ail human lite is a mixture of jov
and sorrow, aud 11 a Play be true 10 nature.
it must contain and commingle the two. 1
may here state mat tragedy and comedy.
in their various degrees of intensity, arc th-;
only ingredients ot w hich a play can or of
right ought to be composed, 'there cau be
uo sucn tuing as a historical pray; lor 1ns
tory is simply the narration 01 eveutn, and
may be continued indefinitely: it can have
uo plot and no climax, in tlie dramatic ac-
cepialiou of the term. 1 am aware that
mjiuy modern critics stili adhere with no
little zeal to these ancient rules. There 14
au evident disposition among theiii to con
ceal the delects uudextol the beauties of the
ancients, aud at the same time to cenceal
Ihe merits aud expose the hunts 01 11101
modern authors. 1 opine this arises lrom
taeir attachment to anything ancient. But
time not uufrequeuliy co-operates with
chance, aud a work may be hoary with
ccuturies and yet covered with the
mould ui neglect.
Books are, or should be, written to amuse.
lo instruct, or to elevate mankind. The on
ly true lest ol a book is its ability lo do one
or more of these three things; lor the amuse
ment, instruction and aiiie ie auon ol the
race maae up me great ultimatum ol ai.
human action. Btsiksare w ritten in class, a.
andcomo up iu clusters like great men.
Tho musses expect lo find in books, as iu
their great men, a smite lor the tew pleas
ures ol Iiie, a generous confidence in the in
tegrity ot our common natures, and a w arm
sympathy fur the thousand njs U1.1t flesh is
heir to. the great popular heart win ms up
to such principles, aud ihey will find out
and reward them whether in books or 111
men, and neither the ridicule of critics nor
Ihe irou haud ot power cau turn them from
tneir idols. There is, loo, a language of Un
people distinct, alike from the prudery ol
me echools aud the shamy style of tlie 11
gol, a language they use iu their daily in
tercourse, auu wun wtncn ihey are lainil-
iar, A writer must learn tins language, or
his book cau have no permanent lroNperi
ty. in learning, as well as iu other ucparl
meuts, there are great wants of ihe people
to bo met and supplied, and a writer cannot
neglect this with impunity.
W henever a book answers to the loieim-
iug principles maukiud will approve aud
use 11 regardless of the c;ilics. No book
probably was ever written that iia.s been so
luuch decried aud ridiculed as"Tupper's Pro
ueubial Philosophy." and vet scarcely anv
ol her book has goue through so many edi
tions or nifau so eagerly and hungrily south l
alter by .multiplied thousands 01 people. 11
meets a demand of the people, and nothing
can sever il from the popular heart. i ne
approval of maukiud Is the great desidera-
lum ofall humau action, and public opin-
lou is alter an me .tribunal of nutu resort.
This rule, however, may bo qualified with
me remark that iu boons of a scienLitic and
demonstrative character, there need be no
apjieal lo tlie experience aud observation 01
mankind, lor they are not affected bv the
flux ol time. Demonstration display s itscll
at ouce, proves its periecllou and convinces
the miud, so that tne lapse ol ages cannot
Influence its merits one way or the other.
For instance, the Pylhygarian system 01
numbers was al once discovered to be per
fect, aud humau ingenuity cauuol resist the
But in works of a tentative and experi
mental character, the case is different, They
appeal ol necessity to the experieuce aud
observation of men. Their uierils cau only
be Judged irom a relative slaudpoiul, aud
in comparison with the eudeavoisol others
that have demanded recognition of Un
learned, and passed through the crucible 01
public scrutiny through successive genera
tions ol men. To such works no, better test
cau be applied than a long existence with
the continued approval ot mankind; for
what men have long possessed they nave
often considered and compared; and, i." after
thus testing a work through a loug flight of
years t hey continue to approve it, it must
be because comparison and use have con
firmed opinion iu its lavor. Therefore the
first test of the merits of books, lhat do not
depend on scientific demonstration, is ihe
continued approval of mankind through a
long succession 01 ages.
Now, apiiying tlnse 1 ulis to bhakspcare,
it will be seeu Hutt he was in perfect sympa
thy with the great masses of me peopie, and
so true to general nature that every line of
his writings seems to be a throb ol the great
popular heart. Therefore iu ml ages that
have succeeded him, in all chines wnere
meu have learned to read und siu.jv books,
he has been, is, and will ever be tne popular
favorit He crossed oveithe narrow lines
with w i.i intellect is so olteu hampered
by the schools. He wrole in the language of
the people, aud supplied their intellectual
wauls, 'the uarrow- interpretation of tm,
".Unities" he despised. He blended the in
evitable mixture ol human life, and hi
comedies are not devoid 0 s.crious prtirt"- "
nor his tragedies of comic icalui- na?'
was no throb, uu iW -humau
heart tun' j,- ;
paint wUhUio- , "lu I,ot C,,U;L "ul
tailed. o' Jtl 01 a master. lie ex-pv-.
,- . virtue, denounced every vice,
:.dved every calling, lis merits and its
delecU., aud painted every character ot man
rroni tue poiiroou to me great anu g'sxi,
Willi the accuracy almost of inspiration.
Mankind feed ujhiu his thoughts as it they
were the Manna of intellectual life. Ami
yet they tell us he was no scholar; that he
knew "little Latin and less Greek."
11 a minute acuuaiulancc witn ihe dead
machinery of a aoud language be scholar
ship, if it be learuiug lo know that, which
neither oenents mauaniu nor suosei ves an j
useful purpose, we might say lie was 110
scholar; but if a man who deeply studies
human nature, who rejoices iu the acquisi
siliou of useful information, and uses it
when acquired for the most beneficent pui
poses. if such a man may be called a schol
ar, the admireis of Sliakspeare cau have uo
cause to blush for his preljutlons.
M arc ella Falls, Jau. , is? 7.
To the Editors of the Herald and Mail:
Onreood and prompt Presiding Elder.Rev.
Wellborn Mooney, having rode over the ice
aud through the deep snow, and braved tlie
wintry blasts, arrived at tue aoove iiauien
filace, in due time to hold the first o,uartcr
y Conference, of the Marcella Falls Circuit,
for the present Conference year, which was
appointed for December ulilh and iilsl, lftTti,
at Aiarceiia r ans.
The session was not opened on Saturday,
iu consequence of the few present, but Bro.
Mooney delivered two sermons oue in the
dav aud the other at night.
At the meeting on the next day, (Sunday 1,
there were but a few more present thau ou
the previous day; however, after services
Bro. Mooney called the members to work,
and electing Bro. A. O, Williams as Secreta
ry, the failhtul few transacted the business
OI ine couierence 111 a manner enaracteris-
tic of those whose souls are fired wilh zeal
for the cause of our Saviour.
During the sitting, the question of making
some disposltiou of the old Hensley church,
with a view to the erection of a new one iu
il place came up. but it was laid over until
the next meeting, owiug to the absence of
tlne most ueepiy interested in it.
You are aware, perhaps, that the church
in oui stiou, which is at South port, lias la-eu
added to the Marcella Falls Circuit, and
makes five regularly established churches
placed In Bro. Seay's charges. We predict
that Bro. Seay will soon stir up the latent
spirit lying hid in the deep recesses of their
souls, and lead the members at Hensley 's
Chapel, on In the glorious cause of building
a new house of worship. If they follow
him and partake of his burning zeal, they
will soon accomplish their work.
Bros. Mooney and Seay and ourself were
favored Willi the kind attention aud gener
ous hospitality or our good ana nouie liro.
Williams and his excellent wife, during
- oue of the pleasures was that ot rldioir to
and from church in a capacious sleigh, con
structed lor that purpose, wincn was drawn
swiftly over the deep and beautiful snow
by his rapid, though safe coursers, driven
by a reliable driver; especially do we rehi
to the pleasure of the ride we took on Sal
nrday night, through the forest, where the
soft rays of fair Luna penetrated and shed
a. nerene liicht. which was gently reflected
by the icy hands which unrelenting wluter
had cast upon the boughs. Our company
consisted in part of the charming Misses
Hnttie and Alice Williams and Anna
Robinson, who, by their entertaining- eon
vernation, super-added manifold ineutnl
beauties gems of thought to the surrouud
ing beauties of wild.nalure.
We call attention to the proceedings of
the Bee Keeper's Society. Tlie interesting
essay of Mr. Muth, of Cincinnati, is contin
ued over until next week, when we will fin
ish it, and also publish another very inter
esting essay reau before their last 111 ee tiug.
1 Priceedl uars mt Ine City Coincfl In
Reference 10 in Drain 01 jo, v.
Iiie, I.te Recorder of Columbia.
At a called mealing of the Board of Mayor
aud Alderman, all the members present.
January 9, 1877, Alderman Barr stated to the
Board that Joseph C. Rye, former Recorder
of the Board of Alderman of this city, died
at his residence In the city of Nashvile ou
the evening of the 8th Inst.; and he made a
motion that a committee tm appointed to
draft suitable resolutions expressive oi the
loss of this generous hearted citizen and el-
I The Mayor appointed the 1 following com
mittee: A. Barr, J. Alort Hodgeand L. A
'rue 101 lowing resolutions were uuani
Wherkas, We the members of Ihe board
01 .tiayor nuu Aiueriuau oi tne city or Co
lumbia, have heard, with deep regret, 01 the
utiuii 01 our lormer respected and fellow
townsman and recorder of the city of Co-
lumma, Joseph Itye, who departed thl:
life on January 8lb, 1S77, in the city of Nash
vine, aner a oriel illness or pneumonia; and
Wuerkas, Having kuown the deceased
intimately, 00m inofficial and social rela
Hons, tor a long number of years, ami he
lieving him to have been a man of spotless
Integrity, unswerving truth, and strictest
adherence to the principles ol honesty and
purity of life, miuislering always to the
wants 01 destitution, distress and novertv
true in friendship, and an honored member
01 society, i nereiore, be it
Jiesoltrd. That we bow in humble mihini
siou to the providence of au all-wise God in
me removal ot our frli nd aud fellnw-cit ii
from the "walks of time and of men," to the
broad arena of a "life beyond;" and
Xenolved, That in his death, society and
t ne uusmess circles 01 ine nave been depriv
ed of an active, energetic and entemnsim
representative, his family a loving husband
anu aevoiea lamer, and the world of a true
and model mau.
Resolved, That we tender to the family and
fi lends of the deceased our heartfelt sympa
thy in this their saddest bereavement, and
assure them that, in our humble oninion.
the husband, friend and father was one who
naving commanded the love, respect and
eneeui 01 tuose wno Knew him, his mem
ory win oe cnerisneo wun recollections o
lride and feelings 0 profound admiration
jcsvivea, mat a copy ol mese resolu
ttons be spread upon the minutes of this
body; that they be furuished for publication
to the Columbia Journal and Hmi n ami
Mail, and a certified copy be forwarded to
ine lamiiy 01 me deceased.
A. Barr, ")
J. M. Hopge, J-Coin
L. A. Boyd, I
.nanfcyr louniy Bee-Keepers'' Boc iely
The above society held their regular quart
erly meeting, up-stairs over A. Barr's lurni-
Line moie, -o. i., ooum m Hin Direet, ou Jan
uary tub, 1S77. Present: W. S. Raiuey, Pies
ideul; C. C. Vaughan, Vice-President; Wm
J. Andrews, Secretary and Treasurer: E. C.
Overton, D. Staples, J. C. McGaw, T. J. Per-
ry, ij. a. ijoya, a, liarr, D. J. Estes. J. W
Bates, t. A. Burke, J. A. Si. Scrlbuer, and
The minutes of the last meeting were read
ii 11 nftiiuveu.
The Secretary rejiorled that Mr. A. Barr
had tendered the use of his up-stairs for the
meeting of the Society, aud Mr. L. A. Boyd
riuuueu tue use oi cnairs ior tue occasion.
On motion the President was granted un
til next meeting to prepare his address.
Sccietary Andrews made a verbal report
of his attendance at the National Bee
Keepers' Society, held at Philadelphia,
The Secretary read the following essay
from Mr. Chas. 11. Muth, Cincinnati:
Dots BEE-CULTURE TAY T
This question has often been raised In our
Bee-journals, and has mostly beeu answered
111 the negative with divers additional slurs.
Attempting to answer the question, one
litis involuntarily prompted to ask another
as, viz: Does fanning pay, or does auy other
business pay ?
Ju every avocation, or whatever may be
the choice of our trade, we find only a few
among us who make Ihis business pay, a
larger uuiubei make a fcood living at it 01
a hi lie more, and the largest majority fi.nl
lhat business unprofitable. A reason t
inis may be our own adaptability u jack
o. ...e, o. 1 nr ju cu t ui ;,rcutuiitaiftcii
ut juuu WUI VUUtlUI,
Stimulated by eifraordiuary good luck for
1 . T 7 - -'a'ew sanguine persons have
me -we ousiuess," ex pectin
1 "Iluuelu hurry. Tbey weie
.uj.jmiuieu. 10 an such I should say:
"NU.iueu jumps lu business are dangerous."
lie does a good busiueks and a healthy one
Wlio ts of slow but steady growth. It re-
i..oe- me iqiace 01 a goou many years to get
things handy iu an apiary, not only to ac-
'iu..to.ni.iiiuij 01 surplus combs iu proper
Miape, besides a giaal many little traps l
longing to an uuiarv. bin sUmi, inm.niniii..
know ledge of makiug the proper use of the
stock ou hand. We are loo apt tooTer-estl-
iimie our aoniiy, a prooi 01 wnicli we have
oy some inventors or patent bee-hives,
whose experience does not exceed a year or
111 my estimation It matters but little ol
what shape our hives so they are frame
iiiM-s, aim nave langslrak s arrangement
as viz: that inch space all around the
names, anu nave open-top-bar frames. An
other requisite to a well regulated apiary, i
consider a location perfectly protected lrom
cold winds. A deviasiou from this rule is
generally me principal cause of our spring
uwiudliiig at least as far as it has come un
der my observation. My bees have no dis
scnlery since my adoption of the strawmat,
and 1 vent ure tue assertion that t his mala
dy, perhaps, would be unknown if all our
hives had the proper upward ventilation.
A pure air in our bee-hives is just as essen
tial as it is lu our own habitations. My
apiary, located on top of a two 1?) story
house, gives me ample opportunity to ob
serve llie destruction ol my bees by the co.d
winds of our springs, blowu down al the at
tempt to re-enter their hives on Iheir home
stretch. 1 have had no chance yet to reme
dy this evil, it's lime will cume, however.
All the requisites for a successful out -door
wintering I should euclose in the following:
Strong stands wilh plenty of stores, proja-r
upward ventilation, aud in a wlud-sllU lo
cality. We should be prepared to raise both comb
aud machine honey, as the oue is olteu the
means of selling the other. But we should
be particular out of what quality we raise
the one or the other. For instance, in this
part of the couutry, where while clover
honey gives universal satisfaction for table
use, I should not hesitate to run most ol
mine iulo machine extracted honey. Had
we, in addilion to the above, a basswood or
other light honey crop, I should turn all of
it iuto comb honey. Comb honevis a fancy
article only, consequently its appearance Is
of the same importance as its task, to insure
a ready sale. 1 here are exceptions. I sold,
this winter, several large lots of Buckwheat
honey very readily. They were in neat
frames, the honey well capped and of good
taste. Unfinished combs should not be sent
to a dealer. They should be extracted, when
they M ill be a valuable acquisition lor an
other season. All comb houey should be
put up iu Irames. not ouly because iu neat
names it finds a bet ter kaie, but also because
all unfinished combs cau be extracted and
nothing lost. If the side bars of the houey
frames are a 4 ol an inch wider than. Oie
lop and bottom bars, so lhat the si'ies ex
pjii ' ol an inch and aliow the bees V, of
au iucu space betweeu. the frames, they
ship, in their secliurili; boxes, with cmiar
ativesalcty. Care should be taken to pro
vide cHt-h frame with a true "starter" to in
sure straight combs. It is, perhaps, not co
universally known that each sectional box
should be provided with ouefullsized comb,
serving tlie bees as a ladder. This Is esu
cially necessary it our bees aro IltUi'hB, a'ud
is the means of making 1 help, 'ake the sec
ond story readily. shipping boxes
should uot be Uui than a soap or candle
box, 'uui-f(mr Hjx or eight sectional
It should not lie heavier than fifty
or si x ty pounds, and a st ri p should be nailed
on the upper naives 01 tne two siuen uo
handles extending, so mat paggage-siuasu-ers
can see at once "which side up," and get
a hold ol those slriim. This insures, soiuh-
whal, getting the cases placed ou tneir bot
tom instead oi having tnem thrown 011
edge or a corner. Heavier boxes than those
mentioned above, should have haudles ex
tendi!!:;, of course. I am speaking of my
own personal experieuce, inner panies,
ami In other localities, may diner with me.
Machine ex! raclea Honey is a luxury 10 a
certain extent. It is also considered a med
icine, and is 111 a lair way of being a formid
able rival of cane Sugar. The introduction
ot '-gr sugar" or "glucase" diminished to
a great extent the use ot glycerine in tho
course of only a few years. HDOUld not
iiouev. the very best of crape-sugar, be apt
lo make short work witn its inferior rival?
Our Breweries use car loads of grape-sugsr
annually. Once convinced or the superiori
ty of our product, a market for our Califor
nia brethren may be opeued. They will not
be loug being con vinced.if earnest attempts
in the right direction are made. The lower
price of glucase will he the first aud greatest
objection. But we shall have to meet their
views. A demand onee established, the
price of honey will be regulated like the
pi le of other products, according to supply
and demand. Oue great -dlllculty with
brewers is that they, apparently, won't ad
mit of their use of grape-sugar. They have
lo lie approached prudently. TheAmerlbaii
Brewers t.'azritr, published by John Flinlofl,
I'JI Fulton Street, New York, may be 11
splendid medium. It is a similar case wilh
w ine crowers: lai ae uuantitios of caue and
irrape-suuar are used au uual 1 y al harvesting
lime. Not lor the adulteration of wtne. bui,
as they say, to make ft more palatable
(to be continued.
J. J. Miller, et al., vs. F. B, Veatch, et al.
In this cause it appearing to me from com
plainants petition, wincn ts sworn 10, mat
F. B. Veatch and K. V. Vealcu, are non-res
idents of tlie state of Tennessee, so mat tue
ordinary piocess of law cannot be served
uHiu ttiein; It is therefore ordered by me,
lhat publication be made in tbe Columbia
Herald and Mall, a newspais-r published iu
'he town of Columbia, Maury Couuty, Ten
nessee, lor four consecutive weens, requir
ing said F. B. and E. W. Veatch, lo lie and
ui.ix-nr before the County Court of Maury
county, 011 the first Mouday In February,
next, and nlead. answer or demur to peti
tion or petitioners, or tbe same will be
aketi for confessed as to them and set for
hearing exparte. A. N. AKIN, Clerk.
Valuable Lots For Sale;
By virtue of the iower lu me vested by a
decree of the Chancery Court at Jjiwrenec
liurg, Tennessee, rt ndered 011 the 15th day of
NovemlK-r, 1S7, iu the cause of J. M. Terry
vs. William Galloway and others, I will
proceed to sell to the highest and best bid
der, on the 5th day f February, IK77, the
vacant property of what is known as the
Galfoway home piace, sit uated in the town
of Columbia, aud ou which Wm.Gallowav
now resides, and bounded as follows: on life
north by Spring Street; on the west byj.j.
Sarven; on the south by Bennett Street; on
the east by Sullivan and Hodge; aald va
cant property will tie sold In lota for one
third cash and the balance on a credit of aiz
and twelve months at ten per cent. Interest.
Notes aud good security required. Hale free
from the equity of redemption. Reference is
made to W. J. Webster, William Galloway.
N. K. Wilkes and the decree in me cause.
Sa'e will take place on tbe premised at one
o'clock, Monday, February 5lh, aud tenn
declared. WM. II. T1MMONH. "
Nov. 17th-l57(i. Coiuniissiouer.
Go to the Grand China House for hai'M-ins
in tiueeusware, 2 doom from Rains' Dru
Wloi-e. dov. 17-tf.
Walll'apers at roil need prices tl mak
room for a fresh slock at the Columbia
Book Store, nuv. loth-tf.
Wall Paiiers very low for
cash at A. D.
Clearing out sale of Wall Papers to wnt
ready tor a SpUng stock at the Columbia
jjook store. ; nov. luih-lf.
Cash buyers examine tho immense slocli
ofg.MidsatW. J. Phillips Trade Bazar,
belore you purchase.
W.J. Phillips is loosing out ms ci othiug
New calicoes, Domestics, Tickings Just
received at W. J. Phillips Tkapk Baak.
Famous China House, famous for bavtu
the largest slockot cliiini, glassaud quetu
ware, profit uo ola'cct present.
Toys go to the Famous
Ladles comeeaiiy and avoid tho Rush at
the i amous China House.
10 car loads glass and queeusware Just
arrived at the Famous China House north
side Public square, Bia Sions.
Toys ! Toys ! !
Come and see for yourself my immense
flock of toys, and other chrtslnias goods
which have just lieen rceejvod, and are sold
at prices to defy competition. N. IIuuas
1 have on haud a splendid lot of fancy
ciudy and ciuystaif.ed irutt, and eyery
I hing else you can call for, t hat is kept iu a
lirsl-ciass confectionery. 1 keep h ulls of
all kinds on hand all ihe time.
Dec. 22-1870. , H01.MAN.
A spieudid stock of Zeiglcr's side
pcouieu goiisuoes at j j. Ki a pair at
j.u.om-iT.. 1-..HI1KV i-B rKlKKSON.
Go toEMBKYit Fkikrso.n's for Men anil
Boys and Ladies Arctic overshoes; this la
the kind of weal her to wear them, aud they
are going last. jau. oth-1677.
Nat Holmau will nrennre vour unrf.iin.
akos at short uolice. Give hnu a trial.
U xi. J-'-l8,. NUilLXiU.
UottowAY's Pills and Ointment. The
bliHKl Is the very essence of health and life.
It furnishes the components of ri esil twin.
muscle, nerve and integument rri.e n '
ach is the apparatus the arteries i.h ,lis.
tributors and the intestines tlie channels by
which the waste matter is i...i n it,. '
Ibe stomach and bow-els tii i,.'i,ni...
act simultaneously, els. per box or pot.
A uood family reNiileneo ........ ,1
for the year 1877. A W, I y n. ,1,
. 1. L. Cochran. iJh. '
We have just recei veil 1,. ,..v...
fresh stock of Haiuburir nli.nn,, i
sellings of all the new patterns and designs
lrom a cents a yard up.
jau. l-tu-10ii. JJ.MUUY A FnitRSON.
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Allen's slreiiiftheiilini r-oriinii u.i 1 1 ......
ills. They have cured 1 lionsx n.is ,,r i..w..
ess cases where all other known r,.,.ui ,uu
have failed; this. lis,, withoui mn- ..1 ii
orrors that attend Surm-rv- or 11, a i,.r..i
in-dical treatment. Thev
whoiw army af tloctorh: ll'V ttii'tti ia ml tit
convinced. For sale by all dru-'.-islN.
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fail in a single case. Inclose stamp lor cir
cular, giving evidence ol cures. Ti htl pack
age free. 1'lease give name- of expresN oHice
when ordering medicines; also, send names
and address ol all persons Mlhjccl lo Lpilep
ticFits. Address Dr. S. A. Jtn H mon d, Box
711, St. Joseph, Mo. jau, lln-lsTT.
CUT THIS OUI
1 Mav Sav ZYoni- I,Ug.
There Is no person living hut what sufJsis
more or less with Lung lite!iseN, Coughs,
Colds or Consumption, yet some would din
rather thau pay e cents for a boll ie ol medi
cine that would cure them. Dk. A. Bos
( flEK's GtfiMAN SY ftf p has lately been ju.
trodticed iu Ihis counliy from Germany,
and its wonderous cures astonishes every
one lhat tries It. If you doubt, what wesay
111 print, cut this out and lake it lo your
Druggist, Joseph Towler and Williams A
Bro. at Mt. Pleasant, nod get a 'amphi bottle
for li centi and lty4. Two dose will re
lieve you. Keguiii.ize 7o cent.
April lJth-7a-I . ..
It is reported that Bosi ui-i-.s tinmn,
Hwtui' lias, since its 111 trod net ion in iii'
United Slates, reached the Immense Kute ,.t
4MHiodo.eti per year. Over ti.innj ilruuirlsts
have ordered tins medicine direct from tho
Factory, at Woodbury, .N. J., and not one,
has reported a siuele luilure. but every let.
terspeuks of ils astonishing success 111 cur
ing severe Coui'bs. (olds settled on the
Breast, Consumption, or any oilier iIisi-ilnm
of the flu oat and Lungs, w advise any
IH-rson that has any preiiisHjsit Ion to weak
Luugs. logo to their Druaiii.si. Joseph Toi
ler, and gel this Medicine, or liniiuie auoul
it Kegulur si. 1, 7i cenls; sample bottle lo
cents. Two doses will relievo Puy case.
Don't neglect your cough.
COLUMBIA M A It K L-I'.
OlHce of Kpsali. it MrK wt.N, I
January IHIi. Js77. (
Bacon Shoulders Uo Sides hie JJauis Ue.
Hultcr 15 and
Becsivax 21 lc
Blacking lbs (il 00 doz
Cotton u to llyi cts.
Cotton iSced te per 11 ll.s.
Corn au els. per bushel.
Coffee Vi to 'lie for Itlo by back 2i to iicU
Laimira 2.:c. Jhvu .Vm
Cual Oil IU) test, ju 1750octs.per gallon.
Candles 2J3ij2dC. it..
Efjas l.i cts. from wnirmiH.
J-'luur j:t;2g to S i&U.iier, lwj.H.s.
'"ifiri in r -mi-.
Hungarian Grass Seed l.i). k lushei.
Lard fJee u Is.
Lime 2:Wc. V bushel.
Molwet and Sirvpr common, i.jo.njSJc; goi
dun syrup, Sl'uil.tVi.
Pea Nuts to S5 'iocts. Dull.
ball Zho.ior7 bd ; lor .i bushels, il.i.'.
Soap .1 UfC.
Sugar New Ol leans, lur. : ,. ; petm-mru,
Asugur, llic'.ieruHbed.aud giauuluUd U(U
Ta l.J0cl.ay p-ib.
T'dlnw he. V It.,
Wool Dull at oui tations. Jjto&j.
IfVAcuf 81,10. to $1,2j
The annual meeting ol the i.liaieliolilel
of the First ".iillonal Bank of 1 oluinhm.
will lie held at their Banking House an
Tuesday, February I. lib, IS77, lor lliet lecllou
of lUreclors lor t he ensn i ng ear.
LCCI US Fit I i;i(K( N, lahier.
Hav Ing this day suggested Ihe insolvency
ol it. P. Hudson, ileceaseil, lo Ihe cleik of
the County Com t of Maury County, I ennes-s.-e,
uol ice is hereby given lo nil persons
ill vlng claims against said estate to tile
them duly authenticated witii said clerk,
ou or la-lore tint 5th day of July, IH77, for
prorata distribution, or the Manic will be
forever barred. J . C. I 1I1SO.V,
Jan. 0lh-lS77. Administrator.
Having this day suggested the insolvency
of IL O. Al-xaiider, deceased, to tin: ( lei k of
the County Court of Maury County, Ten
nessee, notice Is hereby given lo nil person'!
having claims agniiiNt Mild e.itcle to Ills
them duly authenticated wilh said clerk,
on or Is lore the &!hd day ol June, 177. for
prorata distribution, or Ihe ..nine will be
forever haired. J.T. ALLXAMil.il,
Dec. !ud-l7tl. Aduiimsi rator.
A N 1) SAL U.
II. L. I'eudli ton, et al , vs. D. C. Helm.
By virtue of a decree of the Chancery
Court of Maury County Tennessee, rendered
at Ils Oetolier term, IsTH, In the alsive sly led
cause, I will proceed to sell lo the highest
and la st bidder, at the court -house door, in
the tow u of Columbia, ou Saturday, t iie 'Mill
day of January, 1N77, between tne legal
hours of sale, the following deni-riiicd real
estate to-wtt: a certain house and lot lying
and being lu Ward No. 'i, lu the towu ot
Columbia, and bounded as follows: begin
ning al tbe corner of South Main and Me
chanic streets, known as Jamison s corner,
running thence, east 70 feet; thence, south
about HO feet to a rock wall; thence, west
lo South Main Street; thence, north to the'
tiegiiiniug. Said house aud lot will be sold
ou a credit of six, twelve and eighteen
mouths, free from tne right aud equity of
redemption. The Jiurchaser or purchasers
will be required to give notes with good
personal security, bearing interest from day
of sale, and lieu retained for tho payment
of purchase mouey,
Dec. 15th-lS7ti. B. B. COOPEK, C, 4 M.
.Notice to Creditors.
H. E. Pendleton, et al., vs. D. f Helm.
At the October term, 187ti, of tlie Honor
able Chancery Court of Maury County, Ten
nessee, held at Columbia, Tenuesm-e, in tliu
above styled cause, there was a decree ren
dered directing thecredltors of J. C. Helm
"to file their claims properly authenticated
with the Clerk aud Master and make them
selves parties to this cause" 011 or tit-fore
the first Monday lu February next, IS77.
Dec. 15th-l7. D. B. COOi'F.K, C. & M.
Chrlstadoro's Hair Dye is Uie J SAFK8T
and BKHT; it acta instantaneously, produc
ing the most natural shades of Jlfack or
Brown: does NoT STAIN the SKIJ.,niid Is
easily applied. Jtjs a standard preparation,
audit favorite upon every well apiioliited
Toilet for Lady or Gentleman. ,,1,1 ny
Druggist. J. CIJXbTADUKO
P. O. Box, 1T). . fc.w Yolk.
-. isit u that city.