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TOWN AND COUNTY.
Friday Morning, February 8 In, 1877,
.0. A TEAR. IA11 IN ADVANCE.
-S..-50 ir Mir I'Ult IN ADVASli:.
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5.37, P. M,
Ttift Herald for (lac Dollar a Year ! !
Tbe limes are hard, prices of produce are
reduced, and we have concluded to reduce
the price of the Herald and Mail. The
price reduced to i tlie actual cost of the
Hekalua.vdMaiu Although the price is
greatly reduced, we expect to Keep the pa
per fully up to what it has been.
dulis of five $1.50 per year. .
Cubs of ten or over, 81.uu per year.
J'4i Dvr must ukoj! ui:cutupHuy clubs
A club must, all lie at oue pobt olBce.
Meinbors of a club musi all commence at
the same time.
Old subscribers must pay up arrearages
uelore liiey go into clubs.
N K W A I V EK1 IKKJI ENTS.
See Hie advertisement of jacks for
Hi Sot imr Hill. bv Mr. Harrison.
Ko.nl the specials of Wilse Dobb'ns. He
is otlerirur some meat inducements for casii,
Sec the noticeof apple trees, plauis, etc.,
lor sale Dy Horace itainey, in auotner cot-
Sec Uu- advertisement of A. Barr, under
taker. Mr. Barr kee;s on hand all the times,
a splendid lot of caskets, and a gpieudid
hoarse; lie will till alt orders in town or
Read the advertisement of Mr. I. Marks
in nuollicr column. He lias moved ins
- stick of goods to his new stand, and they
make a splendid display in tlieir new house,
next to the famous China House. Ke sure
mid call 011 Mr. Marks, at the New York
T.tcomb A Towler have a seed advertise
ment in lliis issue, to which we call alien
lion. They keen nothing but the best of
seeds as t hey do of drugs. Spring is almost
here, and it is tune lo commence garueiiin
Always buv x I seed, and save the trouble
oi rep'lautiug; and reineiuber that Tileomb
A Towlor keep Ihem.
Alt Nicholson went to Franklin Monday
lien. I, in his Polk returned from Arkan
sas t he first of the week.
.1 iidge T. M. Jones, of I'ulaski, was here
this week, attending roll it.
t ap'.. Tho". F. IajwIs, of Lewisburg, regis
torod at. the Nelson House tbe other day.
fait .1. II. FusseJl left for Franklin Mon
day morning to attend the (J-iiiiIiimI Court.
l"r. Charles it. Pnrvear. a Nw I llJcuns col
log drummer, dressed wilhiivuu inch of his
life, whs here Saturday.
Mr. N. Jlirseh. of Nashville, has liei.n
'pending several davs with his daughter
Mis. liwenstciu, of our cily.
Col. N. N. Cox and wife, ot Williamson
pussed through here Sunday, on their way
to Cenlrevill.- to attend court.
T. li. Hopkins and A. W. lrfine, mule men.
passed h rough here reeeutly.with a drove of
mules tortile numsviiie marati.
!r Jo A. .'teRady, of Marshall County,
was down here last week, on ahorse he said
whs the b-st in Marshall or Maury.
Mis-i Mettle Thompsm ha gone to Flori
da lo spend the balunee ot the winter. We
hope she may havea pleasant visit.
Richard onipton Frieison, a very suct!
till joiiiib ilni; driiiiiiiici.ol Nashville, was
union;; his old friends and sweethearts Suu-
Mrs. Carrie Pillow Crown, of I'ulaski, was
ill towu Sunday, and lent her bright, bird
like voice to fie spleudidly trained Prcsby
Fount Smbhsnu, of Pulaski, moved ma
jeslleall v along our si reels last Friday, to the
admiration of the ladies and to the jealousy
ol tbe men.
J Ion. W. H. Fleming, Co). Marsh Mayes
and son. Stonewall, Col. McDowell mid
J. I', s :ii ih, ad went io Nashville Monday
morn i n g.
Mr. Leller, represent ine the cigar house
f lioscnliciin Bro., Nash ville, was in town
this week, looking after t he interest of his
Mr. Roberts. Hollins, a handsome, ener
getic young merchant ot Nashville, was
fuming our nierchauts this week, selling
Horace Frierson, oue ol our leading met--ha!it",
returned Monday from Ouachita
Parish, l,i., tlhe"Bulldoising' Parish i where
iie went on a visit to his wife's relations.
( Mir Representatives, Hon. J. Lee Bullock,
nd Hon. Campbell Brown.returned to their
post, ofdnty at t he Capitol Monday morning
Hon. . 1. Fullton, our Senator, was also
on hand at mil call.
Mr. Newt. Cannon, an energetic merchant,
and clever gentleman, of Nashville, passed
thioigli here a lew days ago; got the
"Hrrghes horse," and started tor Santa Fe,
Wiliiauisport, Hampshire, etc.
The haiidsonie Junior of the.ur' weut
to Nash viMe yesterday morning. May he,
unlike Alexander theGreat, be able to ti
I ho t ioidlau Knot. But If tie is conilK-lled
It fol:ow the example of the world's oou
ipieror, let him lim n it and not rid it.
Judge . II. Tim moils, of Nishvillc, was
in town this week, looking after liis unset
i. d legal business. The Judge is looking
ni''lit iiioro ancient since he has be
come .j. fai her, bul is as anable and agreea
ble ks ver.
Oui li I H'i Mil"s C. Mayes returned bom
F lorida ImM Wednesday, where he has been
-spending some weeks. We are glad to hear
j hat his wile is improving. He reorts the
sal' arrival ot Col. Frr-d Walkins and parly.
Jell. M. Wor.i, of Cincinnati, a splendid
follow, was in town yesterday. Jctt is no
lon-'er in an eddy. He hits no confidence
in supreme .lodges thinks they are all par
t i.iii, unworthy descendants of the great
John Marshall. .Sorry he hris no le-ttcr
opinion of lh" ureal jurist's descendant.
Iridic and Minnie l-ong, of Rock Spring.
wo nivecl, prel I v. little gn Is, gave the Hor
h Wcdiiosdii v. They have been on
,1 li;.r cousins iivi'l lite I not. it,n
J lie llllle O 111'
:il A ays glad lo see
i iv l ; ,-i ---. jones. a ver
loii'i" la.lv :roin spi;ir-' Hill, has la-en in
Vcaii'io! sc.. ral days I lis week S-ie is
in i-lit an. I pleasant, mid her Joyous laugh
make even o'd crabbed .Ivnelielors :ind dis
appointed lovi i lorget lor a lime their Irou-
Mlr Win I ox, all old citizen of this con il
ly" but now of R i ll Creek. Marshall County,
was in tow ii laM week. He was constable
for inanv vears in Maury, and sacs now that
bis ll ai l is still hen
il from Maury. 11c
-savs he can T he wean-
married a rich widow
on Rich Cn-ek.
Col. Pulaski W. Crawford has returned
home. While here he sutlensl very much
from neuralgia, but he did noi attribute it
i.y luv Jih'uI cause, or to the remedy h. took.
una Col. Crawford will soon make
O.hinlbia his home; we hope It Is so, lor Joe
llei nd.M. ,'liid Major Wilson s benefit, as well
.s oui eii L.;js generally.
i i! iViiet JHncli ami Stonewall Mayes
... r yesterday, where they
...oi i k.Ii.m'. i'ney are two of
.....siiiu Isivs. and we I
'.u u e.MMl record. lJt.vrcuci
l the most (aiiani
voting men in lown.
.....ii ii.issa-.I by some of I h
s. We uish I hem
j iidge. Hilarv Ward, of I'u 'ash . was here
sundav. and bit lor NasliMlU- Monday.
I hc Judge possesses one ol the lluest JJiluds
w. ' know of. and has soutulc.l all the shoals
and depth or knowledge., and Is tho peer of
Ti.e gi-at. st thinkers on all meUipfiys leal
.iii-slions. His rec.nl aeMiuiUson to the
Meitiodist Ciiurcn, Iheieloie. is a very greai
source of pi aliticatiou timll i'is n lcuds, and
load Chnsilans. Some months iMfo. we
happened lo Ileal read, from an uid copy ol
Hie Columbia ' Vw. 1 1 f, ; I he n'il.l, iu-t log
. .... ...... ..i,i. i.,rv .on. le lu lavor ol me
.......... i .i , ,.r I he" soul we ever read
iw.ur.i- on lii.iiuiv we lound thai
V aid waslhe auiliorol it wlieu
hn was a
eit Imiv. He now says
,i,iui,i ol the iuunortaiity
l.e has iio more
ol the soul Hum
Jie hol his own
pres.nl cjiptreal cxlst-
Tho Hlrauj i'or SI a year tor clubs
t if ton.
A KOl'M) TOWN.
1 .Hme !s happy it Is a boy.
J R Hodge iias moved into towu.
"This combination of cocoanut and sugar
Sll'7.'il. Crone is having the front of his
sloje iviinted.niii ,1(lv,UK ijj8 name
painted in lsrge lellei-8 ou the side ol Ins
, carmack is warmly weletttued back
to Columbia s.H lety,aud is not yet done re-
.living Sally tatlons. I
-Juri liefore going to press, we are pleas
lo hear that Mr. Win. I.UU, who has
Ik'cii very low indH!.l, is resting easy.
MYlicre wtwisome bulldozing in theChau
...yv Court room Wednesday alternoon, and
ii riu-e to say it came from a Chapel.
Mr CriMjdman hiis lust put him up an
elcvaUrln his store, he is now prepared
i" " i tt'is week instead of judge Martin,
w ho was liii-ompt'tent In several cases.
-AvThH) IX.bbius is having his store over
hauled It is something more than a com
moo hpi lug cleaning, for he lb having it re
pwuicd. , bleanj j.t.&W. F. Tucker
are getting a big trade with the barren coiiu
.3 tell us that they can do better
wilh them than to go to Nash ville.
Rev. James M. Wright, U. 1.. will preach
t the MetlHslisl Church In this place next
Suuuh t H A. M., and 7 H. M. We learn
liiat 1.'. Wriglit isa very line preacher.
Judge T.M..lones,of Puhuskl. who is hold
in Circuit Court, is giving sat lslacllou, as
j "is llot only an ablejiirist, but also a very
..1. -isaut and enlertaiulng gentleman.
1 Iri'e remains of Mr. J. C. Rye will bo
l.romibt from Nashville on the tea o'clock
i mi. i Saturday uioruing next, to be Interred
1.1 Rose HiU Cemetery. The many Irlends
,.r 1 1, is excellent gentleman and his family
ZiH take this opportunity to evidence It,
ui5 A Shaksis-are pardon lor lutsouo-
,i io tlie Journal for calling at-
tenlioti lo it
It was merely a trans post
iriis, oui. ii n wrong
en that much.
no longer a
"doubtingThoimu i m.
ol the Editors' ability
l,s Shakspea . HIIU U, be t hi
-The skatii na m
of the da." i j, rife numbers ol
.. siiskspiai'"" - i, ii,
of the day.". ijinie numbers of ladies
meiit in " .... i lie rink every evening
and g -iil l'-me . nights are m l apart
Wednesday am; r . , ,.nl,. M1,,
exelusive y ';;r;, admitted without U-
Tbe First National Bank showed np all
right Inst Friday when tlie United States
bank agent, Mr. Williams, dropped In. It
could not be otherwise, when this bank is
oincered bv such efhclcnt men.
Ja nes Runt Hodge baa gone South In
the iii'erest of I he depot mills. We miss
his gentle tap ou tho postoflice door every
Messrs. Hirsch. of the Southern Trade
Palace, have gone North to lay iu their
stock of spring goods. Ihey promise to
bring home a very handsome and complete
siock lor nils mai aeu
Master FranK siniriu oi vne Athenaeum,
.rime iu ine ne.ttAi.ij omur. vr cuuosaay, in
.sompany with an uncle, who recently got a
very iiiuuy uu suiiwmic iesir irom a COUQ
Win. F. Bingham. Sheriff of AVllliamuon
county, was in town Wednesday, and took
diHuer with our Sheriff, W. A.Alexander.
It is rather anove.'ty to see two SheriUs to-
In Mrs. Mack's school last Friday, the
prize lor the best snellincr in Mm nrimarv
cia-i, o urine me session, was won by con
jiaui, uic uiiguL nine son oi ii i
It has bison sutreested that the musical
lalent of (air city get up a concert for the
beneilt ol the poor. Prof. Heavy has kindly
taken the matter in hand, and will call on
our musicians next week to see what they
will do. We hone they will respond, and
that they may get up a good concert, which
we nave no noui.l mey win.
A thief ent-red the sleeping room of
Mr. II. Crone Tuesday night, and took out of
his iMicketslsiok. wnicn was in the-pocket
ofliiscont, net ween one nunurea ana ntty
riiiI one hundred and seventy-five dollars.
Webster Smith was arrested Wednesday
morning, having neeu strongly suspected ol
sieanng tne money.
I'r.il. .loynes, of tlie vauueroilt Univer-
itv. w ill deliver a lecture in the M. V.
Church to-night, for the benefit of this
chinch. This is the first ot aseries of lectures
which the professors of the anderbilt will
deliver in our town, for t-.e benefit of the
Methodist Church, said church being great
ly in need ol mouey actual necessity.
I he silver neiicon 15a mi, wmcn Is the
the best iu theSouth.d scoursed some beau
tiful music last Monday night, much to the
gratification of our citizens. They have re
ceived I lie trombone, which is played by
l.vnch 1'erry. Ihis is ouite an addition in-
(le.Ki. as it auus mucn to me music.
Childress I'lllow received a large irou
safe with combination lock, last Saturday
eveiiing. It is rt:ldedly tlie largest safe in
town; it iook liragg ami atxnniwenty others
io get it :nio tlieir onice. w e suppose tne
leason mese enterprising gentlemen gol
this safe, was toaltract attention toit,slow-
ing wln.t precaution they were taking
agaiuxt bre. Being insurance agents thie
was a goisl idea.
Mr. j. s ., who Isold enough to know
o;iier, went down lo me nuk tne other af
ternoon and put ou the roller skates and
slid on his back 11 feet before the slivers
slopped Im.i. When lie went home that
iiigniaua waute.i ins iirck ruooeu wan
salve, his wife shrieked at lliedisplay. "For
mercy s sake, she screamed, "what ails
your back? Calmly he made response.
wrinKies;. wrinKiesv ecnoeil ins wile
do you call great welts and scratch s and
limps, "wrinkles? " es." he said, with a
tided si gh, "skat iug rinkl. s.
.Mr, Soweii, who had tne fight with Scot1.
s cpliens last jnuisuay alterii.Min, wn
t-.turnover i.y tlie Justice court to tlie
Crimina! Court in I he sum of two huudrid
and tilly dollars, lo answer the charge ol as
saull. The Recorder lined So well five dol
lars and cost lor the light on Ihc street.
Scott s case was con t imu-d unlll to-morrow.
Will 'iu.-si, who has a fruit stand just be
low Mr. I.ai k ins', lias our thanks for some
delightful apples; they were very large and
it. vviii:e lias just rcceiveu a new lot oi
cigars, which he sells cheap. V e are glad to
know that his business is constantly in
creasing. M ummers sell Iiim cigars, and
say he is always prompt in his payments.
W e wish hi in iiiik Ii success.
There is a legular Jockey Yard, ou I'u
laski si reel, between Oainhle's and tlie
i k. On the evcniiit' ol every big day iu
town, mi ii from the lulls meet out iu the
street, and hunter each other to "swap
msrses. li iin ie is a meau riding no.se,
with anv bad trait, trickey, etc., he is sure
to Hie I Ins w ay to this "Jockey Yard." Just
such a looking lot of horses, and just such
mat velous tales are told of the merits of the
eip.incs! A man named Askins, from the
iNortli stile of the river, recently bouglii a
ti n key hor- e, the former owner telling him
no would not work in haruesss at all. As
kii.stook his knife ai.d tdtaved oil the hail-
on the h. .ise's shoulders and neck, where
the gear i. iu ks, making Hie impression that
the animal was a good work horse. Askins
lo ik him lo Hit-Jockey aril, and an old
a' nicr bantered him l-i swap, remarking.
Mill your horse work? b.it I see be docs.
for here u-.e the gear-marks." Askins saw
the oid man, weeks afterwards, trying his
best to swap oil thy "working horse," but he
le-inn to meet Iumlace lo lace, and slipped
Payson s English Opera Troupe perionii-
sd here two nights bust week lo de
lighted a itliences. The first night the pop
ular opera, "Martha." was rendered iu very
nappy style, and ou Tuesday nlglit, "ihc
,ove le-t" and a comic opera. Hie music
was very good indeed, and our boards have
never been graced by a troupe which afford
ed our people more pure and genuine pleas-
uie. several nines tne perioriners were
heartily encored. Ill "Martha," "The East
Rose of Slimmer" was perfectly bjauti tit.
and elicited applause, which drought the
charming actress again before the foot
I ig its. where she gracefully acknowledged
the compiimcut. The tenor, though by no
means taintless, w.is mucn appreciateu, ami
was also encored. .Mr. Hatch threw more
soul i it 1 1 Ins : singing, and on this account,
It was more appreciated, as the Irequent ap
plause he received indiciled. All did ex
ceedingly well, aud a large, and by f ir the
most appreciative audience we have ever
seen assembled in Columbia, greeted them
The Hkkald fur SI a year in clubs
oveii i hi; coi.Nrv.
Mis-, t ai l ie 1 lj, leu. of Higby v ille, is sick
llii'ealfciirsl with puciiiiiouia. Mr. W. M.
Capt. J. M. Cooper, constable in Lewis
county, brought a prisoner. I' .pe, lo Colum
bia receul ly , ami put linn in tail.
Twoof our oldest anil highly esteemed
citizens arc threatened witb paralysis quite
sick. J udgc Martin also has put iimonia.
A red-headed friend says a BlauUAi's
Chapel congregation contains a great many
splendid looking girls. Brunettes, doubt
We are requested to ask Pet. II., whose
sweel n inie tne girls love to call, it lie lias
-leeiii. d bisdiity linen collar, with which
lie bought a ticket to the Concord Bird Sup
per. W. .1. S .web, w no has b.-!en running
S, neli'-. l iver Mills lor several veal's, has
giveu Ihem up to his brother Wilourn, au
olli.rolCol Sowelis ejt.-luiit sous. Wi
bui n is a good business young man, and is
said lo hi-oni-ol 1 he vei y besl b ys iu all
the eoiiiili .
Julius i-iii-r-on.a ."411 hi Jake Sautiler
anions ""ii-ta'.les. arrested Frank McKiu-
zi-r, n.-ar EtHei pi ise. ou Thursday of last t
week, and placed him iu j.nl. It will lie re
membered t Li I be cut up a man named
Sueed, and another man, .till ing our last
Capl. i'bos.,1. l'eiiy met with a painful
aecldepl I l i.iay. I Ie w is riding home lioi.i
I'.i-I.y ville, and in trying to bead some
horses lor Joe l'ourliie, his horse's feet all
ol Ihem slipped up on a flat, slick rock,
throw ing Tom, aud bruising him badly. No
bones lrok-n. Tom lit vcr drinks.
Mr. . I. Marsh Mayes one of our best am
ateur anglers, t hiebs t ne late extreme cn.'d
weather killed all the fish in the small
streams. , Iter bait ing a hole iu Big Bigbce
several days. In- went ihire fishing, aud
didu't gel a bile, although, tile w ealher was
.Mi . I).uie J. r.sli-s told Major Sy kes the
oilier .lav I tint there is more money In
wheat lhau in collou; that, ill lacl-, there is
no longer any money in planting cnllcu iu
i'eniie-.si-f. ,i. Ivsit.'s has liccn the mosl
persistent cotton planter in tbecounly since
Col. i. F. '.Vail.1 has a very superior arti
cle of ictl rust pi no! oats. They may be
sown ul any lime bel ween September anil
March. I h. ;. make tine pasturage during
th" w lulci , a'ntl j leld l:..r more bountifully
Ih.in any oi l: i kind ol oalc-. Their great
r.eoiuiu. n l il ion p., they never take the
An intelligent and highly entertaining
gentleman, now in this county, who has
Ira veh il over a great portion of the world,
recently tin t. accldculallj , a gir. in this
county, whom he pronounces tlie finest
youug woman, lase her altogether, he ever
s.1. He I Links thai she has all tbe good
points hu ll make ut tract ive to a man of
sense- great go.nl sense; kiutl, friendly man
ners; ! iiorougti education and extensive,
valuabli and entertaining Inlolina'lon; a
gootl heart: a M range, far-oil, sentimental
iook; hca 11 n , right szc, etc.; a determina
tion to do somcl hi ug, and unl sit up in her
talhei s parlor UUd wait Ior U ru.il beau to
The 1Ii:i:ald fur ?1
a vear in club-
i sc i: 1. 1. a . e o I h e n .
The ll' i-iiUl a nil Mutt hu.i tivn retlueed to
1 lie Lexington i Ry. I Lire HhK-k Jitintl
savs: Mr. A. 15 R.owii, Nashville, Teun.,
has sold lo Mr. W. E.tiivenlnw, Spring Hill,
Teuu., the bay mare Jennie B., by Ameri
can Clay, dam by mooti s isiaca iiaw K, tor
The honest yeomen nac oeen iiiaiviug
rush for tlie suug and handsome oilice ol
the Tax Collet tor, aud paying in ineir taxes.
Mr. Edwards, tlie clever, hi. eoiiiiuouaung
and very ellicieut Tax Collector, hu been
liard at worn gettiug ready, and will bc.ui.e-f..,-t
i. ri.le over the county, to give tlie peo
ple chance to pay. Es-t all who can meet
I, i i.i i.i his aouointineuls, aud pay up. He
will le in coiuiuuia every oaiiuuuj .
v a iiw lii receipt oi an --msioi icm
sketch of Maury Couuty, written by lion.
W S. Fleming, aud published by the Couu
ty Court of Maury Couuty. It is ably and
gracefully written, neatly printed, and quite
rcauaule. muaiuciiiawijw. iui
will i i. reserved in a durable form, lhe
Couutv- Court of Marshall County have ta-
knuieimin tne same uirectiou, auu e
hope they will not turn back. Marshall Ou
A Masque mil was given at ruiasai iai
night, lo which a iiiiinor oi i uiuuium Keo
tleiuen and ladies were iuviieil. Reception
i ...,... ii ie.-: Mis. A. J. Balleuline. Mrs. A.
r. Mi Klssi;:k. Mi. .. v . i.wing, Mrs. nr.j.
F. tiraiit, Capt. A. C. Irvine, lr. C. Alt'. Ab
'rnailiv. Col. J. i Hallentine.'Oliflou R.Kles.
I ..iniiii'llee of invitation: R. F.Perry.' R. C.
Revuolds, Thos. imioru, v . i rutieau, I heo.
Rli-liardsou, Terry Dickei-sou. Comnilttee
of Arrangements: Ik'wIs Dickenson, E. P.
I.ove nan, W. C. Nelson, Jolm R. Jones, Jas,
1). Itatigh, Dr. E. H. Stanley. Fhstr Maua
Jrs- i 'nut. C. 1. Jones, F. U. liulord, Hr.
lA in. lialle, Jim' W. biiiijen. J. Rivers Cht-
ter, F. Sniilhson. This isa Hue array ol la I
mil io run a ball, and no doubt it was an el
eiraut entertainment- v e preler to see the
i.,....irv of I'ulaski isiual to that of any
town unmarked. The Pulaski beauties
have no need to mask tlieir beauty.
A Mir t'oliiimbia 4lrl .Harriett.
Mr. R. P. Swaney, ol Davidson County
mid Miss Maggu. .. Fugle, daughter of our
csleellllH I.-1H.WH HL..-U, CX-MUi'Or JOI1I A
l-.ngie, were uiai i it-ti yesterday evening
Mr. Swaney bus won one of our mosl baud.
some, noble girls, and we eongral ulaf.' him.
Mr. PLEASANT ITEMS.
Prof. R. E. Binford. who ci vefl riilAnio of
uncut iu mo culture ana management oi
boys and girls, commenoed the nrsent sea-
slon on Monday, January 3th, with a very
lavoraoie prospect, ana nas nattering assur-
un oi navin i a large scnooi. Mi's. j. u.
Bond has charge of tlie female department.
win Alias MOille llerndou, teacher ot music.
ioin are Highly accomplished in ineir pro-
vssiuii. iiienimi cuarucier auu buiuuinu
of this gentleman and these ladies compos
ing this corps, is a sure guarantee that this
school will be one of a large patronage, and
reflect credit on Ibis place.
Col. B. F. Clark spent last Monday in thi?
The Soiree Daiuante given by Mia. Agues
Kittrell. on Friday night last, was a very
pleasant affair, bhe Las elegant rooms and
ample space for dancing. Although tbe
nlizht wait dark as (.rebus, a larce number
of lovely beauties were present; and Porter
ana Williams' Danu. to tne strains oi which
one might float forever on the beautiful
blue Danube. Dancing was kept up till a
Our esteemed young friend, J. W. Hel-
mick. baa moved his ehiat. bag and baeeaire.
and domiciled himself ou that sylvan
stream, Camp Branch, made classic by bis
glued pen, where be has opened a very fine
school; and in respect to the glorious past
im iue uome present, we preuict ior film a
ornuani iuiuie. lie nas lalrly earned tlie
best reputation for robust common sense
ana generous intelligence, coupled witb
great spirit and indomitable energy. Suc
cess io you, v ux.
F.Uaizementa and niirn.rs of en -ii ".'in n I u
are aouuuani, on ait uiai one oi our sweet
est young ladies, who has manv uol.len
charms, baa been wooed and won by a bril
liant and handsome young druggist of Hel
ena, Ark., -and the wedding will take place
on Thursday before this goes tm press.
j ne recent oaimv weather laid awav all
infesting cares for the nonce, and brought
oui iceiiLicmen oi ldr rtsi mm rpp . wo . . rk.
ticed that a literary gentleman eoinu out oi
this place a few days ago, with a fishing pole
inai was iwemy ieet to me nrst wood-pecker
hole. He was seek Id sr the deli v lit fnl
q uiet, sylvan retreat of Camp Branch, afford
ing a good store of horny-heads to the ang
ler, small game to the hunter, studies to tin
artist, medicine to the sick, and rest for the
weary, roor utile nsnes, who dwell in
that diminutive branch of augeous fluidity,
what must Im vonr nntlitlnntpH inisei-i.u if
voil shou id lin.m,n to km rhiu ili.i.t V,. -
wouldu t it be better to let them ifrow lars-
There is a distressing comrh In this uluei-
that is hooping up Rebecca, Minnehaha,
Matilda, Seraph ine, Betsy Jaue, and oliic-r
nine ones of lvory-raltlea and teelhiug
riugs, short dresses a id blue ribbons. How
they do hoop! t-orty whirlwinds twisted
into oasaet spins, won m not raise such a
hideous hellabellow. Oh, how happy we
are that we do not invest in such pigmy
Nature Dlavs manv hiah old nuins and
quirks, and kicks up her venerable heels In
cuuiiutras can-cau piroueties auu wuiriigigs,
shakes her omnium gatherum airon-ioek-
ets, and scatters, here, there and everywhere
innumerable monstrosities, ridiculosiiies
and ludecrosities; perpetrates incomputable
mad-cap botherations, and mental, moral
aud physical cranksaud curlicues Among
some ot these lreaks, that is unaccountable,
is all old crazy woman that lives close to
this place, who says she is the widow of the
late lamented President Lincoln. She has
a voice like a steam whistle, and morning,
i.oou and night she can be heard shouting
for miles around. Il was thought by soaie
of sending her to the Lunatic Asylum,
where crazy women were not so numerous.
but it was finally decided lo let her remain
in this country, where they are all on the
Dr. M. w. is happy it 8 a boy. Hint says
bis name is Wells-aud you can count him
Mr. W. H.H. has gone, not where the
woo i blue sheds its rich and heavy fragrance.
bul to Sumner couuty, to see his liana aud
uiuuia. Sweet William is almost frantic at
the loss of a beautiful flower, lorturiuir him
self with vain imaginings, as to what might
have been had he adopted other tnau losing
Of all sad Wolds of toin-uc- or i.eli.
1 he sadest are these, it might have
His liv-pes have uetiartetl liken beautini
dream, galloisl over by a horrid old hip
We wonder w hat lias become of t be Bigbv -
ville correspondent? Why In the Helen
li lazes tton t he si i outwardly iovii or
downwardly out, an 1 tell ua something
auout .a.ssn, a ., o w eet tommy, Jim itow
aid'scolton or Egbert Wright's pigs? All
this would unord interesting matter, and
nice Sunday reading. Aud the Culleoka
joltings are not us constant as I hey used to
be. i'e have considerable itrittr iu that
country; besides there is a blue-eyed fairy
over there ol heaviuly mold, with the sus
pcrnai rauiauce ot the skies, ever glowing
in her lace aud the celestial rubies on her
lips, that we would like to know something
of iier movements. Wo think if our intel
lectual trieud of the Hill knew how much
our allairs are harrissetl just at this tiiue,
aud how much we hanker after something
oo i, he w ould m?i oucc again, and tell us
about Roberts' Bend, whose bubbling
channel "Rattler ' says is dammed by many
rugged unpleasantness. j ne oia j ug
might Cear-up-Saiu, and come galloping
down the columns of the Hkkald, anil
scatter bis silvery juice ot wit aud humor,
splashing, spattering aud sparkling a hun
dred cross-eyed ways at once. Hecould tell
us why grass aud corn turn lo hair u)on ine
cow, to wool upon the sheep, lo bristles up
on the swine aud feathers on thegoose: why
oue lice bears acorns aud another persim
mons: why his dog s tail grows at one end
i u sleai 1 of the other. Come, put on yourhar
uess, J ug, aud let us knew how it is yourself.
As for tlie old reliable aud brilliant corres
pondent of Spring Hill, he is like Eieut.
Ben Turner be is always ou hand.
Mr. Thomas Helmick. whoso head is but
the bulbous termination of his spinal col
umn, is the most successful iotato grower
in this country. He raised and-put more
than four hundred bushels of the largest
and mosl delicious sweet potatoes we ever
saw; aud while they all froze and spoiled in
this country, his are perfectly solid, sound
and good. . .
The completion or the new oriuge over
Puddle Duck Branch, on the Ml. Pleasant
and Waynesboro roau, will greatly laciliale
intercourse between mat sw-ccl sceuueu
place, "Happy Hollow" aud Jouesboro,
Willi Ml. Pleasant, opening up a trade with
Lawrence uud Lewis counties in an tne nat
ural products oi that sacred soil; such as
Uii bark, fresh eggs, rattlesnake root, wild
cats, persimmons. Hardshell uapusi ana
mountain mutton. Ail of the above arti
cles will readily command cash; and cash
is virtue, as liyrou says.
The Herald for $1 a year iu clubs
Marriitgriii I be lresby lerlaa t'burt-li
1 1 is said that all the world sympathizes
with loveis. I'ttmic weiiuiugs are gentimis
Iv well attended, but whether Ihis is caused
liv sviuDathv or curiosity it is hard to tell
The marriage of Mr. M.C. Robbiusol Mo
bile, and Miss Mary E. Mitchell, daughter
of Dr. J. I', Mitchell, the able pastor ul the
Piesbvleriau Church, Tuesday night, was
wituessisi by a very large congregat ion, the
third largest ever seen in the church, we
learn. Tlie excellent ladies of the church
headed by Mrs. P., had beeu several days
decorating the church for t he occ ision, and
it was done more tastefully and beautifully
than we ever saw it before. Over the mid
dle aisle was a beautiful arch, made of ev
ergreens ami tlowers artinciai auu rem,, in
t he centre or which was the monogram oi
the letters M. and R., the latter formed of
evergreens and the former of lmmorteiles
executed w ith rare skill and looking more
beautiful ou closi inspection, tin the plat
form or palpif were two handsome vases,
tilled with b-aauful flowers, in the growing
T.ie following b-aulilul remarks were
made by the oibcia.iu!; clergyman, Rev. S.
V . Mitchell i
Miirriaue Is the most sail leu, its wen as
the most tender and the most luliiuale oi
all earthly relations. It is a divine ordi
nance; lor liou uimseii, in rarauise,
uuited I'm first human pair In wedlock, and
Christ, while on ear.h, made his appear
ance at a wedding, to Honor ine staie oi
marriage as an ordinance of Utxl. fcven
Paradise was incomplete to man without
woman, because man himself is incomplete
without woman. Woman is the comple
ment ot his whole existence and being. If
the man is head of tho woman, woman is
tlie crown upon his head "Heaven s last,
best gift to man," for to her influence it is
thai man is indebted for all the graces thai
adorn and ennoble him.
All honor to woman! To her it is given
To g irlaud tho earth w lU tho roses
Aud all honor to the marriage state, which
is the owcr of love ou earth.
What is there iu the vale of life
Half so delightful as a wile.
When friendship, loveand peace combine
To stamp the marriage bond divine.
Tlie stream of pure uud genuine love
I erives its current Irom above
'1 nd earth a second Eden shows
Where'er the pealing water flows.' "
Tim father of the Hide. Dr. J. C. Mitchell,
tlieu made some appropriate remarks, after
which a touching prayer was onereu uy
l!..v lr. Mack. The bridal nartv weut to
the bride's home, where hundreds of friends
repaired to congraluiuto me nappy pair,
and partake of an elegant supper The
bridegroom aud bride left at 10 ou lhe
train for Mobile, thvir future home. Miss
Mitchell has been organist for the church
aud performed lhat oilice with great suc
cess. Mrs. McKluney, ot tbe Alhauieum.
performed brilliantly ou the- oigan uuruig
Tu the Lkliiors vf the Herald and Mail:
Water Vallcv Is a place unknown, pcr
i.i.ov. to some "of the readers of the Herald
u.ni Mail, therefore, we state that it is four
miles north of yilllauisiort, ou the limpid
aud placid waters of Jweiper Creek; aud
since tlie paper has been so extensively cir
eulated lu our midst, we feel that we should
occasionally send up a few items from this
The steam-mill of that well known saw
v..r. Mr. John Fike. Is now in oiieratiou
It has been running but little since Christ
mas owing to the extreme cold weather.
T he farmers were seen last week, plough
ing, turning under the l ien soil ol "o:u
i.ioilier earth." They are. indeed, energetic
and thorough going, for they rise ere tho
dawn of Aurora, aud before the suu from
Its golden chariot has leaped upon the east
ern mountains, they are up and doing.
i'i-in It v. like all others. Is lavored
with uIiiumU bachelors; and it seem as if.
n i, st .oid i n. our many enorts, we can
uot dispose of thein. We think one looks
quite captivating wheu dreased up lu his
Sunday suit, aud seen gracefully moving
along on his beaqtilui traveler.
A ALrtain corresponden t makes mention
..r . i. ir .. A.i widower; bul we say our
ml.i..Mf wl'duwer, who. to see him neatly
i i i, is bicrh ton boot-s, and mounted
on his noble steed, appears not as one whose
brow is wrinkled, whose hanr is silvered
over bv the fr.ts of many winters, bul as a
bo v of nineteen.
Vi. -i.n nml catt e buyers have been
verv numerous in this sectiou lately,
momr t hem. were seen1 iaat week, Messrs
Tale and McMeen. of Carter's Creek . Come
......... von ii vfiiis. weeniov your visits.
Mr. ArtburT'oouey, an entertaining aud
handsome vouiiK man ol Nashville, was
l.ere last week.
Since tlie pastor of the Methodist Church,
in charge at Santa Fe, lias left, we expect hi
hear of our friend, C. P. Mayberry filling his
appointment. Weadvlseyou Polk to have
, more hearers man one, ami perlmps yui
(tan mane iici v
BALLT MM. I, ITEMS.
Compliments are cheap, I'll pay you back,
woru-pttiuirr, oiiK-y ucue portray er.
Walter, it 1b an actual fact.
You are tbe Herald's fancv laver:
A second intellectual Dickens,
And chief of all Airs Herald chickens.
The recent few days of niensani. simsl.tnr
have been a pleasing contrast to the icy rig
ors of an almost artic winter. Mild and so
tranquil and serene, the lovely moonlight
silent evenings, seemed like some of those
Ambrosial eves, a dav of soring sunshine a,
often leaves. Thev have iimwe.t out n mi
I stirred up the farmer; plow gear has been
u,ciuiura, mc uiacKsinuii interviewed,
plows sharoeneil. and munv i...si.- .
In plowing taking time by the forelo k.
Evidently a Vigorous effort will lie mn.I f.,i
another crop. Encouraged by tlie numbers
that have got rich raising it, there will be
...uic uuiiun uianutn mis vmr ii.i.i. qui
There will be some tobacco planted, veiy
little baving heretofore been planted, hav
ing oeen negiecieu ai a iuouey crop, small
patches only being raised for home eon-
sumption, and some of that too mean for the
worms to eat while urowimr. The wheal
crop seems to be a mooted subject wi th the
farmer, many continuing that it will not be
an average crop, and about equal numbers
insisting that, notwithstanding the lateness
of the crop and the modest appoiirance of
the forward sown wheat, aud itsstuuted ap
pearance. the nrosnect is not. iliu.or.rA.r.i'
for a fair crop and a possibility for even a
very ucavy crop.
Trade and trullie of latebas been ..nit-live
ly, there having been quite an inundation
of traders cow neddlers. shei. .l.-nu-rs
swine buyers, polecat speculators and mule
i.aiuti-i,itii wi occasional spnnicie nv the
way of variety of chinchilla, overeoated,
round-hatted, box-toed drummers from
Capl. James Ezeli, the noted ex-iioiilla, a
a great trader, and the most fluent talker n.
Cliapel Hill, has been round buving mules.
-1. .. I .,,... .... . . . .
be some kin to Maior Moore, i he i n-ator
. --- varbau. .VTvyo auu MlllkB 1 1 1 f 1 1 1 Ullglil
When a gentleman is disnnsed I o turn r.
former, and studies about the uioloimd nn.i
unspeakable goodness of providence, and
wonders why it is thai men won't do auy
better. and the reason ladies never e.-i
I at being called pretty and being courted, and
at being called pretty and being courted, aud
why boys like to fish on Sundays, and men
like to drink whisky, aud comes to tlie con-
I wny dovs like to fish on Sundays, and men
I like to drink whisky, and comes to tlie con-
I dtlKinn 1 hnl . u. iha iuiKi-.int-.. ..
ciusiuu vuai, as tne legislature won't pass a
Hiulri... Ian, 1. a I . ..: , . . , .
I llistriftl In ur f 1. A nnlv u-u . ..... ..i.i .. r ... ...
I drink it all ud-tbirstine- w-iilttnis I-...., i-.
I ...v iituu,uu, auu uci-ujiiiuv ufuriHt i I n
attempt to drink out a grocery at oue trial,
lie concludes to take a little nap belore
tinishiug the enemy, it is enough to make
his blood boil when he Uuds. on wnlrii.n ,..
that while be was iiiuoi-entlvslenin.r s..i,..
' " - . I V. 1 J ) tv..l IvTM 11 1 111 ,
miss ausie uieun and Miss
are finishing up tlieir education and rece'iv -ing
tlie finishing toucbii.ai I'm t ii. hr, Mk.
Susie Scott, of Marshall, will leave for the
same place to complete her studies. Thev
leave behiniV-ame loug-lacc.1, soft-hearted
i nere nave been several wild geese killed
in the last few weeks on the rivt- n..nr !,.,-
dison's Mills, by Jeff. Peay and others. Wild
goose, when well cooked, ain't bad eating.
Several years ago two wild geese spent tin
winter on the river, and they liked I he soci
ety and the country so weli, ihal thev
brought their family back Willi them lhe
n.iu .... v uomiiiueu io Co m e
e-ich succeeding winter, witb their lainilv
couneclions growing larger every vear.
As business is evidently iu a stagnated
condition at this season of tlie year, the Big
Spring has generally a large amount of tim
ber iu rafts or iiauj.il up to be built, tint
tliere is nolhiug doingiiow. Tlie inability
lospeu aoiiuy uowu the river among the
Philistines, has caused the timber men to
The district has five blacksni il h sln.i .s. nil.-
wi nt.op. mree stores, ana soon to be a
fourth, and two groceries. There will be no
lack of places during the Rummer for the
farmer to freouent. while he talks ;rai. .. r
uud scours the rear side of his breeches
threadbare; while he tells bowfcood farming
ought to be done. Lookout! you'll bear bin-,
cuss, perhaps, next fall, and lav his failure in
not making his crop on the drought.
MaJ. W.S. Hurt bus retiuued from Fnv
etteyille to his farm on I. ill e Flat Creek,
aud will eugage In merchandizing aid
farming. His family preceded him bfor.
Christmas. Miss Mollie came bai-k a grown
up, handsome, accomplish) d y. ung ,a.:,
v.-ilU a striking reseinblauce to 'her moth.,
who wis once noted before her niarrisge a
u great bell, and ihe possessor of L.an
g.;iccs and remarkable beautv.
Mr. C harley Ham bridge, of the house
Buckuer A Co., Nashville, was in tlie neigh
borhood recently. Huwasou a drumming
ami collecting busiuess for his popular
Mr. William Max-field, of Lamar county.
Texas, after lingering for some time, loth io
leave bis frieuds and the fascinations ofthe
youug ladh-s, has at last left for Texas, and
with him went Messrs. John Harmon ami
Win. McNeily, wno go to cast their fortunes
in uiai now tavoriie piac tor emigration.
We wish the young gentlemen the best t
luck iu their tut ;ire home; bul it thev, ami
they will, find that distance lends enchant
ment to the view, they can come back
again, as many do. We expect them ncxl
'Squire James Sunders has returned from
Bowie county. Texas, where he has been on
a short visit to his brother. Dr. W. Sanders.
lie is no', lavorahly Impressed with Texas
not at least enough to emigrate there, s.m.
day being the favorite day to hunt deir
along the Red River, ii is not definitely set
tled whether the 'Squire went a deer hunt
ing the Sunday before he left Texas or not.
There are some lhat believe the "Squire
weut, but he denies it. k
Prof. John Shires has returned from tin
Hampshire country, where be has beei.
teaching vocal music. Tlie Hamnshii-t
young ladles, modest as violets, lovely a.-.
pinks und pretty its' hollyhocks, have beel
too much for the Professor. He bus i-eiuri..
ed gizzard split and heart busted; complete
ly enchanted, chaimed. captivated , Ami-
cuslymnd entranced by tire laughing smile
and liitBtc bless glances or dark-eved bru
nette and poetic, bright-eyed graceful
blonde. Tbe fact is. the Professor lias aot a
hankering for Hampshire.
R. Moody, a nic; old bachelor, one of Hat
Creek's mosl rioted gallants, is now and has
been for some time, a very regular attendant
at Las.-a Church, but whether it is a case ol
churcli inclination or a diftereut kind of fa-s
at ion or sal lie)vatiou is uukiio.vn.
Mai. Jas. T. Moore is making considerable
character as a lawyer, having often of late
encountered lawyer Scott, a noted law ve:
from Marshall. There has been of late sev
eral very intricate suita tried before Judge
Tom Peay, iu which cases there was sonic
able and eloquent pleading. The circuit
aud Chancery Courts will lie called on per
haps to unravel some of the intricacies.
There has beeu more litigation of late than
for a long time. Experimentim: iu law ex
perience is a good school to learn in.
Some long and seeming chronic cases ol
courtship have nded in matrimonial de-
noveiueiits. tin the 1st of tins month, at
the residence of t he bride's mother, his Mag
isterial Honor, Judge Jam es R. Moo-lv. sol
emnized the riles of mai l iiuoiix bt-lwecu
M r. I avid J. Chunii and Miss Tina Iwriv-
berry. The amiable and handsome bride is
a nice ot .Mr. huighuin, the popular l.o-t
1 proprietor of the Commercial Hot. 1.
in 1 uesday, January .'kit h, at the rt sidcin-t-if
Mr. Piiikney Morton, Canev s-niimrs.
Marshall couuty, the Rev. James .Morion
spoke those impressive aud beautiful words
that bounil in weitdi it bliss Mr.iJob Neatncr
ty and the young and lovely Miss Tina Har
ris. Col. W. !. 1- union's financial bill, intro
duce.! by him in the state Senate, is com
mented on in a very favora ble manner, as
affording the most reasonable hopes of some
thing tangible, solid and sensi ble iu legisla
tion long step in the right direction: care-'
fully worded and framed, tlie bill lias a
sound, sensible aul practicable ring about
il. I n the way of financial relief as a finan
cial measure, the legislative Solous oughl
uuuouuicuiy io pass ii.
Tlie Herald for SI si year iu clubs
Mr. Coiieland was not killed by a passen
ger train as staled last week iu tne Herald
aud Mall, but by a freight train. He was a
blacK-smiiu by iraue, ana very recently
moved from Decatur to Jonesboro. He was
iu Decatur on the oiitli, aud took the night
train for home: arriving at Jonesboro r.
short time belore day, ou the 11101111114; 01
ineblst. lie was acconipameu by the man
that worked with hi in iu tile shop, ami one
olhcr man. When the train uriivctl at the
station, a long Ire'ght tram was on lhe si.it'
track, waiting for the passccgi-r train to
pass. The three men gol on' between the
two trains; the freight traiu was between
them and tlie towu; they did not waut to
waifeuimi me iruin passeu on not Know
ing how long before it would go, tne irain
was so long they did not waut lo go around
It so they concluded to go between the
cars. They crossea over the bumpers ot two
cars, the two men going over lirst and Mr.
Copeiana last, ne nau a market basket on
his arm when he got ou top of the bum
pers; the traiu started, this let his feet be
tween tlie bum pels, and in an instance
they came together, crushing both legs lie
low the knees; he then fell over on the
track. One wheel passed over his legs nisi
below where they joined the Ixidy. i!-iore
another wheel could run over him 1 he t wo
men pulled bim out of the way. He lived
about four hours. He waa brought here 011
the evening of the first inst., ami buried
next day. Mr. Copelaud left this place
about eight years ago, aud weut to Arkan
sas. Mr. Malcolm McDonald, oue of our oldest
citizens has a tumor growiug over ids leti
eye; he has lost the bight of that eye. II is
very painful, and we sympathize with bim.
During the late suow, he had to lay in lied
a good deal of bis time. It has beeu coming
about six mouths.
Miss Minnie Stauley arrived home a few
days ago, from her visit to Duck River sta
tion. The lively Mrs. Thos. M. Eeneave, spent
last Suuday iu the village, and was the
guest of Mrs. Thos. White.
Mr. A, B.Sowell was sent for last week to
see his sister, Mrs. Dr. Lee, deceased. She
died before bis arrival. He has returned
Mr. J. A. Scott, son of Robert Scott, of the
Bigby ville country, was married ou the 1st
inst., at the residence of John Tombs, to
Miss S. F. Tombs. Miss Tombs Is a twin to
her sister that married Wm. Ramsey, who
now resides in Texas.
Some of the Columbia merchants i ei.e. tl
advertise to close out their present stocks i
"stunning" low prices iu order to make
room for their spring slock. Some of our
food citizens thought they would avail
hemselves of Ihis oppottuuity, and supply
themsnlves with sued articles as they need
ed; and when they went to towu, I m-y
found the price about the same as early in
Mr. N. A: Thompson came up from West
Tennessee last week, and moved liis fi.miiy
to his new home-iu Obion County. His
mother-iu-law, Mrs. Martha Hobbs, relic 1.1
tbe late Jordan Hobbs, accompanied her
Cliue Co., are at John P. Boyd's, in Giles
County with tlieir oiover-huller. Il is do
ing very gisal business.
The warm weather aud rains are making
the wheal look very well. All apprehen
sions of injury trom the dry weather iu tlie
fall, are dispelled.
Some few of the farmers have commenced
Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, who died at iter
daughter's, Mrs. M. C Hart.in Mt. Pleasant,
ou the L'ith of January, was tbe w ife of the
late Samuel Smith. About a half century
ago, Mr. Smiih put up a tan-yard I1., miles
west of t bul place, where he curried 011 tlie
tanning business until his death. The lan
yard is on the old stage road, near lhe lilies
SPRINtt Bit. 1 ITEMS.
A DISMAL SABBATH,
flt to be suc i by our entire comniunitv,
w as the last Lord's day. Murky clouds and
i.tl ing shov.ers, which prevailed all the
forenoon, kept the children from Sunday
school, aud prevented the assembling of a
congregation at the Presbyterian Church,
where, by previous appointment, Iir.
Wright was to have preached for Mr. Gray.
The latter bad given notice that he woul.i
preach on th.it day, at Port Royal; aud at
an early hour, wended bis way through
rain and slush, thitherward; but-whethei he
was greeted Willi a mil House or cmptv
benches, this deponent saith nol. Dr.
Wriglit preached at night at the Methodist
Church. We regret, to learn that his wife's
health continues feeble; though, she hits
Busiuess in our neighboring city, iu every
department, seems lo be looking up. 'j i,,-dry-goods
and grocery trade is lively; es
pecially on Saturdays and other p'ublie
days; and since Dr. Ragsdale has establish
ed a drug store, separate and distiuet from
any other business in the Banks & Martin
old sioie house, which, he has titled up in
handsome style, thai branch of trade has
TUK WILSON Mll.i.
is iM-ing run to its full capacity, and is giv
ing entire satisfaction to ita numerous cus
tomers, of the surrounding country, aud we
understand, also, that the flour which they
are sending off to Nashville and other mar
kets, will compare favorably with the best
brands of the city mills.
Mrs. Fannie BankP. the estimable wile of
Ksq. Thomas Banks, has been very danger
ously ill from an attack of pneumonia. Her
life was despaired of for several days last
week, but wc are rejoiced to learn, that un
der the judicious treatment of Dr. Jesse G.
t ore, sr., assisted by lusson, who is a resi
dent physician of Thompson (Station, suj
ii. zsieeie, tuai sue is improving, Witn
,r I slroiii? hones of her sneedv con valesi eo..u
I tub accident s
at Aspen Hill, reported in the Hei-ld nn.i
Mail of last week, brings to mlDd a terrible
eaiamiiy wuicn occurreu many years ago
in the family of Spencer Bu-lord, Esq., who
uicu icwucu in h biiuii. kisutuce oi where
I 1 hompsou Station now stands. Mr. Buford
was having his frujt made into brandy, and
I liad sevemi barrVrS of it placed in the cellar
.it hw.1urlli.iu' ...i h.i..iu ... ..
I h im rl Ircpl i.i ......... .1 . 1. iiT. ' J :1
i one.barrrl in flu nr. anntlir ii ..n,.,.. ...
I uiwru miiu luc i-uiiuie. w nicn wiu riei.f iim r
I and in an instant, the barrel exploded, aud
I oon the whole cellar was in flames, and
ne after anotlmr the barrels burbled, aud
I the cellar lloor whs a li.mi.l Mii.it r.r ,......
I and It was w-lih ..it H . ffi.... n ho '
House was saved, bul by cutting holes
through the floors above tho fire aud throw
ing in water, and green tobacco, the flames
were finally extinguished. Five or six ne-
uro men were latany mimed, and died Iu a
day or two, and the old gentleman, one ol
me ol-si meu oi ms uays, never made any
Oeu. t.eorge 1). Johnston, of Tuscaloosa,
Ala., made a flying visit recently, to his
oioiner, rt. . w eissinger and family ,of this
place, tie spent ouly one day, but a large
.iiuuuiri oi leiuiives, wno reside in tins
ueighborhood. and with whom he has ever
neeu a great Javorite, called to see him
Mrs. eissinger had a sumptuous diuner
piepareu in nonoroi tne occasion, to which
ample justice was done. lien, .lohnsom
was on his way home from the city of New
. oi k, and regretted very much that the na
ture of his business did not allow of his
making a call on friends In Columbia, but
pi ..fuses io make another visit at some fu
ture lime, and to bring with him his beau
iitui ami accomplished bride, when he
hopes to be able to remain long enough to
visit all his friends. He returns to Tusca
loosa nv tin- w ay oi Clarksville, and per
hups Ja.-kfcou and Memphis.
lr. Jain.-s T. s. ami Mrs. Nora C Thomp
son 1 1 it e mown iu aim semeu permanent
ly iu ineoi.i palatial mansion, tlie lh"inp-
so.i iioinesicau. ii is a source oi liienab
pn iisuie io i in ir many inenus in this vi-
ciiiiiy. Hint atteivii inauy years of exile in
tli.-Iaroil' land of .sunshine aud flowers,
t hey have returned to this, the home of
their ci.iiuhooti, to sp.-ud Ihelr riper years.
amid kindred aid friends. One ofthe mosl
pleasing n atures connected w lib this niov. ,
s thai il giv s to the venerable Capt.
homp-on, thai -ocial enjoyment iu the
family circle, ot w hich, bo .ms of late yeais
i, ecu so ureal ly depriv- d. He will continue
i re-id ni of Hie idd homestead, and a
member oi ine laniiiy
Mr. Brice and Mrs. Sarah H. Fleming
nave removed to their new aud handsome
ii wei.iug on the Lewisburg pike, near the
Presbyterian Church, which supplies the
place of the well known old iidge meeting
house, which, in former days, whs tlie thea
tre of action of those great men, Ciitlcoii
Uliickbnrn, Duncan Drown, lr. Hardin ami
Miss Ivalie, the beaulifiil and most fasci
nating daughter of Col. Alien Jones, oi
ireeiisboro, Ala., who has been si.entl i ni-
several months with her aunt, Mrs. Sarah
limes, ami her lovely daughters, left for her
home one day last week, milch to the ic--
ret of some ol our nicest Miuiig men; and
'I is said, that she carried Willi her the heart
of a handsome widower.
Miss K. A., the beaul ilui blou.le, was out
at home ou htsl Saturday and Sunday, ami
ohe of her beaux is sad because lie ditl not
get to see her, but consoled Willi the reflec
tion, llial the "other fellow " did not get to
see her either.
I Hir youug friend, Sam Caperlou seems to
be sal. iy ensconced with Embry A Friel -son,
ol olumbia. We part witb Sam with
legret, lor he is amiable, clever, kind and
polite, and lias ever sustained the highest
reputation a.s a clerk, on accoint of Ins fi
delity and close application ti busiuess.
THE V. H K AT l'RI)l,
w hich a week or two ago, looked blighted
ai(d most unpromising, is beginning to bold
up its head. The fieids, which so recently,
bad no appearance of vegetation upon
I hem, are now green ajVover, and the pros
!ect is -mosl encouraging. It was feared
that tlie stand was greatly injured by the
severe freezes; but tlie gratifying fact is now
uppareut, at least as far as our observation
extends, that there is an ample supply vet,
on the ground for a full yield.
The Herald fur 51 a year iu eluls
l4KKN Ml I.I. II't:M$.
Jul neighborhood seems very quiet al
present, and has been si uce the grand recep
tion of Air. ami Mrs. W. E B. Green, which
capped the climax ol the times.
Tlie farmers seem very much indisposed, ls
the weather has beeu so very inclement lor
several weeks, wit h the exception of a lew
days last week. Tin-y seem to think and
know t bat t lie Ruler of the Great Cuiverse
woikelh all things for the best, and at the
proper season the great lumiuary will
spread his brilliant light over the earth and
make it agl et able for labor.
Est). Gordon and family have recently ta
ken up residence iu our neighborhood, hav
ing previously so:d his farm at Duck River
station, ami purcluiseit a place on Carter's
Creek, know u as I lie Nicholson larni. Sir.
.onion and family are prominent members
ol soeielv , ami exlreiiiciy gtMiil iieighboi's,
and have beeu ill every vicinity where Hie
gootl Lord has seen proper lo cast their los.
I'ue friends and cil izens ol 1 his vici nily cor
dially welcome llicm to a prominent place
in their circle.
We learn that lilllc Hilie Kerr is iiuprov
ingslowly fro. 11 the wound ho rcivived a
few days since, of a bursl ing gnu. We are
teaiful he will be a cripple through life. Tlie
doctor thinks he would soon retxiver, were
il not for the erysipelas in t he wound.
The blind staggers are killing out a few of
the horses in this viciuity. I he cause seeius
to la. irom feeding too much rottcu corn.
Wc would advise others to be careful, and
uotice iu feeling their hoists, else they will
lose some of their most valuable ones.
the Lasting Hope congregation of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church has em
ployed Rev. T. J. Dixon as their Shepherd
lor lhe ensuing year. Bio. Dixon's pasto
ral labor is extremely good, and doubtless
he will do much good in winning many
souls over to he cause of Christ, advising
with bis members and keeping the peace
and unity of Ihechureh. His appointments
tire the lirst and third Sundays in each
month, commencing last Sabbath,
We expect to have a singing next Sun
day, tlie second, l the above named church.
Among Hie bitters and sweets ot life, we
regret to mourn tin; death of 1'. P. Bliss, oue
ul tlii; greatest musicians of the puscut
day. His sweet melodies and animating
poems are now being sung iu all the popular
churches and family circles in America,
anil the world owes a debt immense 01
end iess gratitude to his name. He was a
faithful -sei vaut for his Savior, and was evei
ready to advise with earue t seekers, am.
pointed many prodigals to the cross 01
II seems as if our neighborhood is gifted
with runaways; we have had two runaway
sprees since Christmas, but no ceremonies
periormed. The first runaway was during
the big snow. Therf were three young la
dies that gol tired of the house, and seeing
a sweet face Irom the window. Miss Johnnie
remarked to Anna and May, come ou ami
lets go. Their mother had hot time to in
vileliiui iu liefore tlie young ladies were
seen wading through the snow and falling
over fences. Their pictures could have been
seen us long as tile snow lasted. Young ta
llies, don'l you wish it would suow again,
so you could see autit her "sweet lace" al tin
window? Tlie second was a youug gentle
men living near Duck River Station, lie
started last Sunday evening, to bid the
"black-eyed angel" farewell; and wheu In
got there, there was a large crowd of youm:
ladies preseiil.aud he remarked tothe youug
man that he was with, " that lie could not
face such a crowd;" lie put spurs to his
horse, aud we have not seen hi'111 since.
We woudei what has become of M. T. J ug;
we suppose that he froze up during that
cold weather; but the weather has moder
ated now, and we are in hopes that, we will
hear from bim soou.
Our little friend, Johnnie Moore, from
White's Bend, who, has beeu visiting rela
tives here, returned home last week.
Mr. B. A. Satterfleld has exchanged black
smiths; instead of haying "Peter, the Apos
tle" for striker, he has "John, the Baptist."
Wonder it our little friend. Governor
Nichols has gone to Texas. We did not
know, as we have not seen bliu since the
part v al M r. Green 's.
Miss Mary L. Gregory is visiting relatives
Mr. Harvey Kerr has a very sick family.
His wile Is very low; and liis son, Odie, who
was accidentally shot Christmas, is improv
ing very slowly.
Come on Miss lxiulle, we welcome you to
our neighborhood. You can leave Hie
yuuu ladiej of Bristow to console Mr. Har
ris. We have a new burlier shop open at this
place. Any gcutlemau that wishes a clean
shave, can get it by calling on the new bar
ber, Mr. R. B. Nichols at 3 o'clock Saturday
eveuiugs. Bring your mules aloug too.
A NKW BfcolNJiEK.
Prof. Joy lies, ggat
This disliuguised gentlemen will address
the public at the Methodist Church to-night,
at 7' o'clock. subject: "Our Mother
Tongue." This is the first ol a series of lec
tures that will lie delivered here for the
lK-uefitof the Methodist Church. All tlie
Professors of Yandeibilt Cui versify have
consented to visit onr city. Admission,
Jo cts. Tickets at the Drug Stores.
The members ofthe Y. M. C. A , of Colum
bia, are hereby notified that the auuual
meeting for the election of officers for tho
eusuiug year, will be held on Monday
evening, February 12th; at o clock, at tlie
M. E. Church. A lull atteudadce Is request
ed, liy order of
W. A. SMITH, President,
A few days of warm, pleasant weather
makes everything look better, and every
body feel better; but wheu we think of the
loss from cold, bad weather, we feel sad.
Nearly every body lost their potatoes from
being frozen hundreds of bushels were lost,
which makes them very scarce in this por
tion of the country.' Seed potatoes in the
spring will he hard to find. ,
Two of our friends living near this place,
ImHi of whom have become slav to the
us3 of tobacco, on finding their supplies of
that article entirely exhausted, started out
one night last week lo replenish. After
walking some distance, they found them-,
selves iu possession of an ample supply
which they chewed very freely, as they
were bol h tobae-o hungry. After a slum
conversation with the landlord, they -niar-
ieu ior ineir nomes. uu ineir was they
were larth taken very sick, and sooii ion..,l
t hemsetves without supper iu their craws
but slill they made out to navitraij nmii
they reached tlieir homes. Thevrifn nfn
of ihem happened to be absent.-Yrom home
inai nigiii, ami siateu mat sue fouud every
thing badly disarranged on, -reaching home
next morning iter cream und sweet milk
all drank up; but what br.tbered her worst
of all.'.wiien she started -iiuuer, she missed
the top of her pot. Aftr a short search, she
tniiid it where do you think it was on
the top of the best bed she had. Shesavs
she never kmw Mr; K. to getdrunk, but he
surelyiuust b;iveijeeu on a"bust"that niht,
and we think, it looks very suspicious,
Miss Bettie Vjtsley, who has been visiting
her many fiends and relatives in this vi
ciuity, s;,eaks of returning to Hickman
County soon. This will be sad news lor
some of the young men of Maury, but good
news for Mr. H , of Pinewood. Miss B. is a
beauty, and will be much missed, as she
lias been in our midst uearly twelve
Mr. M. A. Mcdriile, who has been ou a vis
it to his sister's in Williamson County, has
returned home. He says Williamson beats
the world lor pretty gins.
After hearing McCain's Church much
spoken of, aud reading in your columns of
tbe green hills aud fertile valleys that sur
round it, we found ourselves determined
to pay that place a visit; so last Saturday at
one p. M. fouud us making tracks in that
direction. Saturday night we stopped at
Mr. T's., six miles Ihis side. The placo
above mentioned is where our horses were
cared for, and we lound rushlous and bed
room. Next morning we lose euriy and
hail our horses put in order, and started for
Ihechureh. A tier ridiug about four luilci-,
wc had tin good furluuo of meeting with
spleudid company, aud one who knew the
geography ol the country perfectly well, so
we had no trouble in finding the place. Wo
found it in advance of what we expected.
even after hcanuasomuch talk of it. Al
ter listening lo au able sermou delivered by
the Rev. Mr. Thompson, aud seeing a grea't.
many pretty girls, wc accompanied a good
looking miss to her home, where we took-
diniierin 'lie evening. We attended church
at Bigby ville, where we had the honor of
listening to a most excellent sermon deliv
ered by the able Rev. S. P. Whitteu, after
wnicu mere was a collection taken up lor
M. E. Publishing House, which was liberal
ly responded to. We speut the second
night with Miss J. C.,a young lady of queen
ly beauty, and unsurpassable iu conversa
tional powers. Among the many things
talked of that night, was Roler.whoseobitua
ry we promised to write. We know noth
ing of Roler. but that be was a dollar tin '
some five yesrs old, and would not let anv
oue come to see his mistress if he could help
it and we are clad he is dead. Next morn
ing we arose eariy with no dog to baik at
us, and put our horses 111 order and started
ior horn ,at which place we are at this time
wrii iug. We acknowledge we will go there
.'.louday nieut. January the '.sjlh. Mo.ini
NeboTemplo elected the following ollicers:
W. W. Joyce, xVorthy Degree Templar; E.
E. Joyce. Worthy Decree. V. T- W. li. Me.
Kenuon, W. C ; M. A. McBride, W. S .; Alice
'i.i, W. T.; Heury A. ayes, W. F. S.; J. W.
Kiuzer, W. il. After a telling speech from
Bro. Heusley the meeting adjourned.
On Wednesday nicht fob owimr. the Good
Templars elect d the following ollicers: G.
N. AIcKcnnon, W . C. 1.; Miss Addie Kiuzer
. V . 1 : E J . Estes. W. S.: G. W. Mavber-
W.T.:J.H. Hoopmaii. W.F. S - W. G.
Maj be-ry, W. M.; G. W. Russell, w'. (.'.; J
W . V . Mctiritle. J. G.: J. Cariiran. O. G. An.
poi lit meuts: Miss Martha Goodman, R. H.
Miss Jane King, H. A. S.: .Miss Teniiie
1 rant, A. S.; .Miss Don ie Chaimbcrlaiu, 1'.
Ve again call aitentiou to our bachelor
friend, parson C. P. Mayberry. He left our
village last Saturday to go to his Sauta l 'e
work, and strange to say lie went aloue for
the first time since lie took that work. His
old mate. Mat. Russell, thinks very strain.-.'
of liro. Maybt-ri y ior not inviting him to uo
with bim. Modern miner savs Mr. Muv-
berrv's strange aetioiis were caused bv a
light attack of hydrophobia, .ve know his
Santa l'e frit-mis w ill be anxious to know
the cause ot hisileiirious state of mind. We
h.ive beeu correctly informed that it was
caused I.y Is-ing thrown in kibter, as the
Uiyscull il, in Sawdust. A lady, visiting
her rein! ive here last week, wits thought by
parson Ma.vla.-ry to 1m both lovelv anil beau
tiful; he being a candul.-tte for matrimom.
mimic need plas iug his Curtis for her. Be
fore lhe fiiM hand Has played, her husband
made his appearance, and proposed to play
bis wile's hand, hearts being trumps. Bro.
Mayberry passed: he savs he dou't want
my more strange married ladies to visit
sawdust without tlieir husband coming
with them, lie says he will stick to bis
anta Fe work hereafter, pay or 110 nay. mid
w ill preach from lhe same oid text, "liv&t
thou me." Meeting first aud third Sundays
in every mouth; Love Fi-ast before and al
ter dinner. May succ. -s crown the etlorls
ofthe faithful bi other, for such a true liearl
was never known from Hie days of Wash
ington to I he i lays of Johnson, 1 not Audie.)
II AH I'.MIl KE I IE VIS.
As there has been several statements
made about the death of Col. Jacob Bi til".
aud one iu w inch your humble correspond
ent made a mistake from hearsay, we sub
mit to you a clear statement made in a let
ter to Major Billle, i who is an uncle to Col.
Blfllei, by Coi. liiftle s at e dauirhler. She
is said to be only tw elve years old; here it is:
Ga.M-svillk, Tkxas, Jan. Tin, IsTT.
Mi:. W.m. Bihi.k, Dkak Cxii.k: It. is
wilh grief thai I write to you of pa's death.
He left home ill his usual health, ami was
brought home a corpse, Thursday eveuiug.
Pai-.nd his partner, Mr. Belcher, curried
tlieir cattle west, and located tlieir ranch on
the Pease River, lmi miles irom here. Pa
left on the 1"1 h oi October, ami did not ex
pect to he gone longer than three weeks.
Mr. Belcher was to go up in two weeks and
relieve linn, so he could come home- bul b.-
seemed very indiiiercnt about gelling oil.
aim iiuau scuiumau io ooss ine cat 1 1c un
til lie got there, so that pa could leave. Pa
started with three wagons aud six or seven
ofthe herders; and when they had traveled
liny miles, they hint stoped to camp over
at night, 011 the Washita River, w hen some
of the men wenl oui and killed a deer. Pa
told the cook be wanted the hind quarters
saved to bring home. All ol Ihe hands
si-enicd perfect ly satisfied lhat liC should do
so, except a man by the name of Waters,
who began cursing; pa spoke to bim and
told him he was not armed, but if he want
ed a tight, l wait till he could take his coat
oil; al this. Waters drew his revolver, ami
fired twice, and would have fired again if he
had not been slopped. l' dodged the lirst
shot, but the second passed through his
right arm into the shoulder. He started a
a man bore Immediately for Cncle Fletcher
and Mr. Belcher; also, sent for Brother John
aud 'r. Bamett. They moved him lo Hens
rietla immediately. Dr. Barm-tt sent us,
word that be would be able to lie moved
home tbe next week, and they thought he
was doing fine. He was shot on the 16th of
December. The last message we got, Hu
man lelt them on the 1st of Jan., and ar
rived here Ihe next evening. He stated be
was improving fast, an.i Uncle Flet-her
would i-tart home the next morning to gel
a leuther-bed and half a dozen pillow s lo
bring him home n. L'uuclc Flccther start
ed and got 3 or 4 miles, wheu pa ia-gan com
plaimngni something in his throat. 'Ihey
sent for him to uome back, and pa died tnal
evening at dusk The second night afterward,
when we were looking lor Uncle Fletcher,
so txpectantly, hoping to hear some gootl
news, they hi rived with the corpse. He
was very rational until the last. He was very
iiucli interested in his salvation. When
first shot, he asked several lo pray for him;
ilso sent for a preacher. Just before lie
breathed his bust, be began praising the
Ixird. The evening he died, he scut out tor
4 lawy r aud had his busiuess fixed up. He
was buried 011 tlie oth. As soon as Waters
shot tlie last time, he mounted his horse
ind left. There has been a reward of i'mo
ottered lor him. Marv A.v.n Bh-kle.
Mrs. Thompson, who has beeu in Arkan
sas, for some lime, returned a few days
since, bringing w ith her, a daughter, Mrs.
Robinett, whose husband died while she
was visiting them. Mrs. R. is lelt wilh
three little children. The stroqg arm oil
which she leaned for support, and on
which Ihey depended to guide tlieir frail
bark o'er life's troubled sea, is palsied by
death, that tell destroyer, that
neit her spares tigt-or sex. He reigns in all
the portion, of time. The autumn, with
its fruits, provides disorder lor us; winter's
cold turusthein into sharp diseases; Spring
brings fiowers to strewour hearse; aud sum
mer gives green tun ami brambles to bind
upon our graves. But beyond this world
of suffering, in that bright laud, w here the
Heltis are ever fresh ami tile graves are ev r
green, may t m y meet t heir loved aud lost
We regret very much that 01. e of our'Lest
autl most highly esteemed citiaeiis, Mr. S.
S. Thompson, intends moving from our
midst. He has rented a farm from a Mr.
Smith, ou Swan Creek, In Hickman Coun
ty. We wisli him a grand success in alibis
We letra witli pleasure, that Mr. Johnnie
Brooks cleared moo lat year ou his tarin.
This seems to show that there is life lu our
dear o'd Tennessee yet, and all that is
necessary to make us equal 10 any State, is
wealth, earnest, indefatigable aud determ
ined young men, such as be; and we say to
each and all, "go thou, and do like-wise."
1 be Jportsiuau" CI 11b.
Agreeable to call, the Cluo met Monday
last." The object of tbe meeting was for re
organization. Ou motion of Col. Duuulngtou, the Club
Col. J. M. Williams was then made chair
man and H. P. Scavy secretary.
A proposition was made that the Club re
organize. On motion, a committee of three
were appointed to draft a suitable const 11 u
llou and by-laws, to govern the Club. Sa'd
committee to report Monday, Feb. 1-tli, lhe
day proposed for reorganization.
liu motion, a committee was aiointcd to
examine tbe laws on tlie proUctlon of game
ami fish, ami report any change uecewary
for their better protection. Said committee
to resi't at the meeting Monday next. The
meeting was then adjourned till Monday,
Feb. l'Jth, at which lime tlie geullemeu
present are determined, to reorganize the
Maury County Sportsman's Club, with ac
tive members, for t he purjHise of carry In,,
out theiroriginai designs. They unite the
co-oeratioii of all who will take au interest
iu the cause; and hope they will not only
come and join the Club, but work for ils In
terest. H-1. Skavv, Secretary.
Joe "t'wines Bark.
The people of the north side of the river
would thina a great deal more of tbe editor
ot the Columbia Journal if he did not part
his hair lu the middle. We like girls heads,
but don't want to see them on meu's should
Mr. Thomas Estesufvid lady, of Hampshire,
were visiting in. the neighborhood last
week, aud were. Hie guests of our much es
teemed uelgl:hre,Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Daniel.
Mr. Win. Vyalker, of the Ashwood vicini
ty, was befe last week to see bis sister-in-law,
Mrs. Vjr. Lee. He very much resembles
his brother, the late Thomas Walker Mrs.
lyre's fomer husband.
Robert Smith is administering spiritual
consolation to tlie weary ones in the vicioi
ty,5t Blanton's Chapel. Among his many
customers, are a few preachers anil eldeis.
l'he amount of whisky said to have la-en
sold by him within a few days after his
commencement, is simply incredulous for
a neighborhood with so good a name for
temperance as this place is. M r. r ariis says
the reorted amount of spirits drunk is
rather a shabby recommendation for the
neighborhood; but we are rather inclined to
think it a pugnacious record, as we know ot
no vicinity more temperate than this. We
have long since believed that whiskies
should only be retailed within the limits of
incorporated towns, so that the sippers will
be under the ever watchtul care of marshal
and policemen. We do not say this in any
disparagement to Mr. S., for he has so far,
kept better order than is usually had under
Died, on the 28th of January, at Robert
Allen's, Esq., Emily Allen, col.,- ol tubercu
lar consumption, of the galloping form, as
she was sick but a very few days.
Mr. Wm. McLean was in the neighbor
hood last week, proposing to buy hogs and
cattle. He made very liberal oilers, bul
failed so far, as we are informed, to make
As a faithful chronicler, we have been
called upon to pay a last tribute to the de
parted Mary Agnes L.ee, wife of Dr. J. C.
Jee, who now calmly reposes in icy em
brace of the grim monster, the common en
emy of all living beings. She died at :i:'M p.
m., ou the 1st of February, in tlie hope ot a
blissful immortality beyond the grave. Sin-
was possessor or a meek, gentle and quit I
spirit, which is iu the sight of tlie great
llulcr ot ail living of greatest price. She
was a loving companion, an indulgent
mother and devoted daughter. She pos
sessed many sweet and uoble traits of char
acter that stamped her universal favorite;
indeed, she was beloved by all who knew
her, and most by those who knew her best.
Shedicd of tubercular consumption, in the
35lh year of her age; although comparative
ly young, she had experienced of tlie hard
trials, troubles, losses, crosses and disap
poiutmenUs of this life, far more than usual
ly falls lo the lot of mortals. She was mar
ried wheu quite young to Thomas Walker,
and removed to Arkansas just after the
breaking out ol the late civil war, in one of
the battles, in which. Sir. Walker lost his
life, leaving tlie subject of this aloue with
one little boy iu a strange country ;liowevci ,
she very soon returned to her father's home
iu Tennessee. During her widowhood, she
was thown from a horse, in tlie old Rickety
bridge, and made crippled lor tile, aud lias
sufleied untold miseries. During her iasi
illness she was a great suflerer. We would
say to her relatives aud friends, not to weep
as those who have no hope, but prepare lo
meet her m the bright world beyoDd.
There was a play parly at J. H. McRlair's
on tne night of the atSlh of January. Many
of tho gay and beautiful were present.
Such parties, Ihis season, have been few
aud far between.
John Adkin aud lady, of the Culleoka
neighborhood, was in tlie vicinity, visiting
relatives last week.
Dr. Derryberry and Miss H. Amis, have
moved to and occupied tlieir new home, at
tl.e Atkissou place.
Mr. James S. Perry and wife will move to
the Diamond place, having bought t in
same of Sellers, Parks and Timuioiis. We
gladly welcome them to our neighborhood.
Mr. Andrew Jones, of Carter's Creek, was
visiting relatives in tlie victnilv hu.t week.
The trapping business is more prosperous
than it has been before. The trappers aie
catching coons, minks, musk-rat.s and pole
cats, of which, there is an abundant supply.
Trapping, if well followed. Is quite, a lucra
tive business, as furs command very lair
Mr. John Hunch owns a sow that is Hi
years old, having been pigged prior to the
war. She has raised him from 2 lo .1 littei.s
of pigs each year, and each litter iiiimiH-rcij
from 10 to l i pigs, so at a reasonable calcula
tion, she has raised him at least 1 jo pigs,
seldom ever losing oue.
Died very suddenly, at the resilience of
M. 11. Derryla-n v. at l:in p. in.. Mr. Jess.
Robertson, in the snth year of his age. He
was a very stout man of his age, and up
on the day of his death seemed to lie un
usually lively, aud in good health. He had
walked to Mr. Derry berry's, a distance ol
oue mile, where he procured a horse, and
weut to Squire W. T. Almond's, and alter
returning to Mr. I erry berry s, he put ins
horse iu tlie stable, and went lo the house,
ami was standing belore the door, talking
lo Mrs. Derryberry, when all of a sudden,
he fell upon ins lace in the lloor, a lifeless
corpse. Mrs. Derryberry and her little,
children were ull that were present at the
time, ami ol course, were very much fright
ened at tiie occurrence; although, old as" li.
was, he had nevei Is-longcd lo any church
Squire Sanders arrived at home last Fri
day, from HeKalli, Texas, at which place b;
weut on a visit lo his brother, Dr. Sanders.
To the A. '(' ofthe Jlrrald mid Mail:
As wc don t wish to be forgotten 111 this
sectiou ol tlie country, wc thought we would
give you a tew items from our little village.
After much dreary cold went her, we have
had some bright, sunshiny days, ami, as
usual, the young people have taken advan
tage of il by marrying, dancing, etc.
Married, at the residence or the britl" 's fa
ther, by the Rev. Dr. Malloy, Mr. Joseph
Hou iliac and Miss Lizinka Alexander, He
ist day of February, Attendants: Mr. C H.
McKay aud Miss Fannie Hunter. Tlie bride
is a charming and energetic youug lady, and
the groom au aflable ami agreeable gentli -man.
Wc wish them much happiness in
tlieir new slate ol existence. They left im
mediately for their new home near M111
freesboro. A delightful hop was given oil la.st Thurs
day night at lhe resilience of Mr. Samuel
Campbell, which all the young people en
joyed splendidly. Among those present,
we noticed Miss M. A., of Columbia, acharm
ing and beautiful brunette, whose bright
smile and agreeable manners captivated
more than one heart; Miss A. I., a pretty
blonde, Willi graceful manners, who caused
a certain young man to look sad aud un
happy; Miss B. D., a sparkling and vivacious
brunette, with checks like roses, and alto
gether lovely; the Misises J., fine looking
brunettes, lovely and winning, assweel ami
piquant iu mauiiersaud temperas 111 looks;
Miss H. wasa faultily fault lcss.icily regular,
splendidly null (to use I he accepted quota
tion! blonde beauly, who captivates the
hearts of all by her sweel manners; Miss M.
C, who has the Inmost, brow nest eyes to be
found any while; Hits gives her a pretty,
quaint appearance that grea'ly charms the
i ves ol her admirer, whose name is J. !!
Mrs. John Hunter, w ho is ou a visit to her
relatives, was also present, aud seemed to
enjoy the occasion as well as the youug
folks. As we never eulogize t he young nu n
we will lust sav. they all looked stylish and
handsome, which has become proverbial of
the Carter's Creek lieaux. They tripiK-d the
light laiitastic toe till the wee sma' hours,
and we will end by say iug it w asa most en
joyable occasion. We hope lo have a rcpill
tion of il again soon.
M'ss Carrie Alexander left lor your city a
few days ago tu attend school al Ihc Aihc
n.'eum. The young men hate very much lo
give her up, but our loss is your gain.
Mr. Mil Hunter has returned home after a
sojourn of several months in Sania Fe, lo
fake charge of his father's null, and Is mak
ing t lie l.cst of flour, ami solicits pulronagc
from all bis-old customers.
Mr. James McKay, a thorough-going and
energetic business man, is still doing a good
business at ibis place, and sells cheap for
Mr. John Hunter and wile paid us a flying
visit la.st Sunday. We were glad to see
them, and hope they will come again soon..
Rev. JelT. Dickson will preach for us this
year. He is a good man and able divine,
aud we look forward to having much gootl
done while he is with us. The CumlH-rlanti
Church will hold Presbytery here during the
month of April.
Mr. David Dortch is teaching singing f.jr
us every Suuday evening. The young la
dies anil geullemeu are leal Ding very rapid
ly, and enjoy them very much.
Mr. Walior Jones has lelt home, and gon.
to Fayette, Mo., to attend school. Walter is
a bright, intelligent boy, unu we speak lor
him a brilliant career.
We will end by saying the IiKii.v1.11 am
M ail is always a welcome-visitor at our fire
side. A Yisiroit.
To tut Editors of the Jlcrul and Mail:
More raiu more rest. Sunshine, snow and
rain came like joy, disapioiiilnieut and
sorrow oue to-day and the other to-mor-row.
Yet, notwithstanding all these con
veniences and inconveniences, marriages
will take place. We have had a couple or
more in the neighborhood during tho last
Mr. J. II. Cowley s mill is again at work ,
and has been running at a great velocity
since it began.
Our school is slill increasing iu both inlei
est and numbers. Come one, come ull, w!i.
are anxious lo taste the fountain of know l
edge. We can commend our isiarding prices
as being very moderate, autl our teacher i s
having no superior.
The debating club was le-oranized not
long since. The question, "Resolved, Thai
the printing press lias accomplished more
iu the advance of ci vilizatlon than the steam
engine," was literally discussed, the affirma
tive gaining tlie decision. The siieakers 8ro,
with a few excepted, young iu age and de
bating business, bul if they improve in the
future as tiiey have iu the past, they vlll
doubtless tie numbered among; the most elo
quent orators of the land.
We werci very pleasantly entertained 011
Tuesday by a lecture on Phrenology by th.j
Rev. Dr. Johnson. He was greeted with a
large and at tenti veautlieuce. All were high
ly pleased aud greatly edified. A great
deal of amusement followed ins lecture, by
his being blindfolded aud phrenologizing
several heads. He is expected to deliver 0.
let lure ou Pin hology soon. We will be glad
to hear from you, Isxjlor, any time; so hon
or us again with your presence, aud delight
us with your speeches, for they are a treat
Irom which we gain a gn at deal of knowl
edge and Instruction.
Mrs. E. (J. Johnson has beeu quite ill f.
the past week, bul is now cou valesceiil .
Cudcrthe skillful treatment of Dr. J. A.
Burrow, It is hoped the.l she will recovu;
soot, iilss .Viol lie Cook died on the Jnd of Feb
ruary, aftera protracted illness. She passed
oil quit Uy, triumphant 111 Iier bml. May
this he a comfort lo Lor aged fattier al.tl
Mother. May hoi pious I ilo lie a guide lo
her brother ami sisters. Although she w. is
snatched Irom them in the pride ol lite,
may Ihey give her up willingly, and strive
to comply wi I b her request, to liiecl lit 1 in .1
world that knows no sorrow.
lu Ibis county, February 1st, Mi
Lee, wile of Dr. John Ece.
William T. Bell to Mary F. Massey.
M. C. Bobbin to Mary E. Mitchell.
John I). Barrow to Mary A. Harris;
B. P. ijwauey lo M, A. Engle,
'I'u the Editors of lhe Herald and Mail:
Whilst the Preaidential count is absorbing
all in lerestx. we have scenes tragic, comic.
and larcical, transpiring in the Bend.
KYE SHOT OUT.
John Moore, colored, who has a little fai m
lying adjacent to that of James Beasley, had
the Contents of a shotgun emptied Into his
face and breast by the careless handling of
the gun ou the part of another negro man.
Moore had one of bis eyes put out, and is
otherwise dangerously wounded.
Mr. Wm. Loftin, wno uvea 011 tun south
slope of the Spindle knob, wait the victim o1
a serious trespass the other day. Whilst
sales iu banks and in ouslness houses ar
constantly liable to unlawful entry, (such
being the evil character of the t imes) who
would have suspected an unlawful entry in
a quiet i.nd bouesl neighborhood, but, alaj !
we know not what is before us, otherwise,
we woi'.ld keep in a state of preparedness
Whilst all righlmluded people were asleep,
w ith a soft and noiseless step the thief came.
aud entered Mr. Loftiu's safe aud carried
away, not precious metals, but whatever
was lelt over from the supper table. The
t hief proved to be a mustela putorious. Com
mon iolks caij il iiolecal.
Marlln and Ned, violin and tambourine,
music md dance, beauty aud gayety, eu
i. veiled the residence of Mr. James Dooley
one evening last week. Some of the city
belles and beaux were out. There was one
young gentleman who had never been at a
hop tiofore in all bis young life, for he was
just sixteen. He lived where people did 110:
hop. He could drive a wagon to perfection,
and many are the loads ot hickory ai.il
sugar tree, he has delivered to the gootl peo
ple of your city. But a hop war a new thliu-.
He thought he would try it. The girls were
so pretty, the music no charming; in fact,
young Mr. T. could not resist. He did well
till he heard thecommand'swlngcoruers.''
when he left his fair partner, and broke for
a corner lu the parlor. This brought down
LET V8 HAVE PEACE.
The United States are holding their peace
conference; Great Brittan, Russia, Turkey,
and all the European powers, are holding a
peace cumereuce, auu are trying io arbitrate
and settle a peace upon a permanent basis.
Shall nations do everything to avoid a con
flict, and individuals fall out and llr.hl.'
Scott Stephens aud BillySowell met the oili
er day and had a round of fist-a-cutT. Bear
Creek has always been famous for its pug
nacity, it seems to pervade the atmosphere
out here. Come, boys, "let us have peace J"
It 11 neb's Hill.
To the Editors of the Herald ami Mail:
AIm.uI eight miles north-east of Columbia,
two and a half miles east of the Columbia
and Franklin turnpike, on a little creek,
known as Rutherford, there Is situated a
little null, owned by Bunch & Bro., where
we call uet as irood flour and as iootl turn
out, as any mill iu the county. Here, we
have a good neighborhood ot quiet citizens;
as honest and stirring a people as ever peo
pled the globe. Religiously, our communi
ty cannot lie beaten anywhere, iu our
midst, we have live preachers. Rev. R. G.
Rice, our preacher for this Conference year,
who fills the pulpit at Blanton's Chapel ev
ery 1st and 3rd Sunday ,is'a very able preach
er, and never fails to have a large congrega
tion, unless the weather is very bad. We
are all church going people. The young
people amuse themselves by having sing
ing antl conversation parties iu the neigh
borhood occasionally, no dancing. Some
of our young ladies play and siug beautiful
ly; and one lourteeu year old girl, a lovely
orunetie, can iuaKe more music anu belter
music ou a piano, to her inches, than any
one you ever beard, and can prepare :ts
good a meal as the appetite could desire, if
you will come out to my bachelor tent, I
will tell you where she lives. I wasover there
the other night, bul dou't tell the boys.
The health of the neighborhood is very
good. We have a good doctor, w ho always
coiu.-s 1.) our relief, and we don't stay sick
We are sorry to slate, that our friend, J. A.
Atikissoti, of Double Branches, is very si.-k
Farmers have commenced to over-haul
their plows and gearings; getting ready
for spring ploughing, and some have beeii
ploughing several days. One of our farmers
says he has got lhe chilliest lot of plows
that any man ever looked al, and delit-s
.1. A. Sanders, Esq., returned home a few
days ago, from the "Ime Star Stale," where
he has been on a visit to his brother, and Is
very much pleased with Texas.
Mrs. Mary W. Richardson, of Keutucky, is
on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Witts.
Our friend, H. P. M ltchell, otters his beau
tiful farm on the creek. Take my advice
Payson, keiV your farm; Mary, that nice
little housekeeper, if you can gel her, w ill
make you happy.
g. moit. Kelly, 01 Columbia, has rented
W. F. Moure's farm, and moves round like
he means business. Success to you Mori.
Since you heard from us last, there has
been quite a change iu the weather. The
snow has disappeared, and lhe weather has
laea beautiful. Funnel's are very busily
eugage.', bu ruing and sowing tobacco beds.
Amost eveiy tanner In the country is going
to raise some tobacco instead of planting all
their crop 111 cotton. There will nol be a
iiiutrli cotton planted this ; ear in Hi's com
Monity I.y half, as has formerly been plant
ed. Wheat is looking very badly; I tear
sum.-ol us w ill have to coutelil ourselves
nnoili.-r yenr with hog and hominy , wiih
011I nsiiiK much Hour; although, some of the
farmers thi'ik we will make wheat yet.
M r. Abuer Easley says he is auxiuus lor
spring to make Its appearance, aud the sap
to rise 111 th timber, so he can get the use
of his tan-yard; for his harness begins to
need mending very much. He, elso, says
that bis friend, H. C. Stephenson, has been
inlriuging 011 his patent tan-yard, for lie
has all ot his apple and eaoh trees tied up
Willi hickory bark. We think Ihis verj
prudent in Mr. B. C. S.. and we are certain
he knows exactly what he is about, for he
raises some of I he la st peaches that are rais
ed in this neighborhood.
Mr. Jaiiies H. Wallace has carried his
hea ul 1 1 11 1 and interesting daughter. Miss
F.va, to Franklin to school. She will re
main there ten mout lis; some of the young
men, we imagine, win do very glail when
Hie teim expires, and she again returns to
On last Saturday evening, a lox was turn
ed liaise liefore W. B. Glenn and T. A. War
reu's well trained pack of dogs; Hie race
eon tih ued some thirty minutes, when the
dogs caught the fox: v 11 1 pes seldom run
lomter than thirty or forty minutes alter
being cooped for several days. The above
gentlemen challenge the state with their
hounds for packing, or working after a cold
trad; although, they readily admit that
other dogs can beat them for speed, yet.
none have better IhvUoiii than their dogs, so
Ihey say none will slick longer.
apt. John D. Warren Is one of lhe oldest
men now 111 our community. He has lived
out his lour score and three years, ami not
w it hstamliug his age, he can still shoo! 11s
well, if not lictter, than many who an
younger. He killed fillceii black birds last
Tuesday al oue shot; very good for a man ot
We are sorry to say lhat our young friend,
B. F. Stephens, has not yet improved very
much since our last. He has Iiemorrhagt s
01 the lungs. We hope he may soon recover
from his disease, auu gladden the hearts ol
his associates, by Lelug seen among them
once 1111. re.
Rev. Bob Haggard preached a very good
sei 111011 at. Now Hope Church last Sumlii j .
H is text may be found by consulting the
ills! chapter and I ith, 1'ilh, and 17th verses
of St. John, from which, he preached a veiy
able aud interesting sermon. R.
l'o the Editors of the Hvruld and
As we have been bicssod witli a few days
of beautiful weather, wc have had bul mil ium-
to gather up any items of illicit l,
though W'e hope what few words we may
say may bo acceptable to you and all the
readers of f he 11 KHALI'..
Everything hi,s liei n going on very quiet
iu oi, r tillage for the past week, some little
changes having been made during the time.
Esq. W. O. liordoii and family lofl to-day lot
I heir new home, near Dark's Station on
Rutherford Creek. We hope tl.ey will la
well pleased Willi their iew home.
Mr. Samuel Dniiiiwood weigiied ten shoal.-,
two and one-half months old, the other day,
that averaged sixty-six pounds. J
Mr. Reaves' mare was killed by a passen
ger train one night last week. We sympa
thize witli him very much, it being the only
nag he had.
Mr. A. Goodman, of Columbia, was in the
village yesterday wanting lo buy corn and
Col. A. S. Uod win, Hie liaiiroad Agent al
Duck River, alter u short rest spell, says he
is again 111 the com and wheat trade. He
says be want to buy oil the corn he can
get, and will pay the highest market prle.-.
He says be will exchange salt, groceries autl
dry goods, or he will pay the green hacks.
We think that those that have gram lo sell
would do well to call and bee him.
Mr. Mctjau and family, of Frauklin, Ten
nessee, who have been visiting their re'i
tives and friends of this neighborhood, have
Mr. Joseph L. Cowley, son of J. H. Cowtev ,
ofSuntaFe, Is going to clerk for oue of your
Columbia merchant We think his em
ployees will be well plctuied witli hliu, ;s
we have known him for some time, finding
him always to be a straigUt-forward and business-like
Miss Minute H., of Campbell's Station, left
for uome this morning. Sorry to see jeu
leave, Miss Minnie, but we hope you will
remember that you left many friends be
hind you. Come again.
We heard a yor.ng lady remark the other
day Una ..he would not give a nickel for all
the voting men iu the country, We Hi ink
shesuiely must be very fond oi nieholx,
though we fear that she will get one that is
couuU-rfelt; for the old adage is, "every
thing that glitters is not gold."
Mr. T. M. Eeneave has gone np North to
buy mules. He is one of tlie best traders w o
have in this country. His wife, Mrs. M. A.
Leiieave, is visiting relatives and friends of
Mrs. A. S. Uodwlu is still suffering wilh her
hand, but It it improving slowly,
To the Editors of tlie Herald and Mail:
The weather has been open and pleasant
for the last week or two, aud the farmcis
have la-en very busy In gelling ofl thi b
pea-nuts; the most of them aro done, and
the yield Is finer than it lias Ih-u tor th.
last, ton years.
I'.nck T. Coleman nml Bill Heask-y, und.-i -lakers
and builders, are putting up Dr. Pool
a very nice frame building al this place.
our worthy friends, Dl. -k llcohetm and lu.b
Ural ten have received their steam wa: 11. 1 ,
uud expected lo do a lively business lhe
week, but their engine was too small, and
they had to order a larger one; if will proba
bly be ten days lielore they will get siaite.l.
We wish them lunch success in theii under
taking. .lames IL. Martin sold out his old lo1 at
IVu-uul last week for lour hundred bushels
CamplKll Baird kllh.il tf l. wild ducks in
the time of t.ie big sow, al one shot, and
crippled two luoie.
Parson a. B. Erwin, of Maury County, was
iu our town Hiis week. The Parson l.s.ks
well and hearty, and is always gluU. ie
celved at Little Jiot, where he is many
Tbcl'nui II1111I o. 1.
Wo ! wo ! wo-ah ! wo-o-o-ah ! The words,
if words tlicy are, were still on the ebony
lips ol Pom pey, when w ith a gentle creen
to one side and a momentary ellbi t to poise
Itself oil two wheels, ami 1 hen a dusporalo
struggle to right itself over at last went tho
Jersey wagon. As It went, "Lookout!"
shouted Pomp, as he rolled from the Iron
seat, still giaspiug tlie r.-ius. No body look
ctl out, but, just then, out (uil,ir,l two law
yers ami a countryman, the lust well known
as a successful hunter uud fisherman. Alter
nieiii lonoweu .uqui. H succession, fishing
rods, double barrel shot guns, saddles, pro
visions of all sorts for man ami b.asl, tj--clher
with a keg filled wit Ii sonn 1 hlng, lni
it milk, molasses, or what hot probably
ihc la.st. That same' k.g seemed lo have
ot. me f.n th, instinct wil Ii lite and aclivily,
for the moment It touched ti.i rn jlrma, in
stead ol setting itself (low 11 quic'.iy, as did
: he sadtlles, guns and other III ing- ami be
having itself in a see uly ami becoming
Manner, il stiuigf.tv.ay tiok a notion lo
try its hand 011 gri.iiiitl-luuibllng, and away
il went dow n hill ul t he 1 ale ol ion knots
an hour; and, whal was w orse, il f.t t111.1l
la ul 011 knocking a very harmless little
Hack-jack from its firm base. Eawyer
Tompkins, who hail been shot out of tho
Jersey in advance of the keg, and who was
now 1, poll his iegs, seeing the wilful intent
and malicious design ol Ihal same keg, rush
ed iu, at tlie peril ot his nwn ships, between
it and the unconscious biaek-iae.,, antl s.
cd the latter from unpen, lini destruction,
at the expense of a lew bruises. (nt w hat
werwthey when weighed against the salva
1 101. of t hat u 11 be trie 11. let I 1 r.-e? "! the treo
sale?" shouted the other lawyer, whom wc
will cad the Squire, and who had by this
lino risen and shaken IiIium ll. "Is the tree
afe?" "All right," replied Tompkins.
I hen I am happy," said t i.e. Squn-.-. Tliesn
gentlemen lelt au unusual interest in the
ellare ol that sapling. I, eea use Ihev knew
very well, that keg In .. I 11 v. , , gallons ol
1 mu-tdeslrurtive liquid, and earned "blue
r.iin" ou its trout.
Where were tlie mules, tim iiiiioeciit In
sllunients ot all our wo-s'.' There they
slootl like Iambs, as immovable as rot ks,
1M. king round occasionally. t,s it wondering
iu their in..). pensive souls, why these,
things were thus.
Fonipey, whose eyes vv In 11 he liist struck
the solid gr mud, had expanded lo the size,
of moderate saucers, ami looked iiKo con
contrated moonshine, had bv this time rc
gained his accustomed ( qtiaiinuit v, w ith a
broad grin ou liis face, sin vi e.l the licapetl
np confusion fora few seconds, and then ex
plained: "ouscedat iiui.e, Pete: he sot
bis head lo go ou do w long Mile er dal leel lo
tree you sec dar, an' his cussed mout was
so hard gom' down (lis hill, cf I hadn't jcsl.
guv him a rudden jerk, round like. he would
er busted de pole ov de wa gin, ami mooter
busted his own durii skull; and et il wurut.
for de 'spect 1 have for his massei', 1 w ud
say 1 wish he had."
It was found no damage whatever was
doue, not a scratch to gun, fishing pole or
anything else. This was lucky. The fact
was, we were about di scend inu a shorl .sleen
point, leading irom the baii.-n uplands,
down to ti.e river tail torn ot llnflalo; uud
lading 10 gel a stal l in t h.- right direction,
Pouip. y w as about lo run uuainst a small
,rec, and ill order to avoid tins catastrophe,
he made Ins turn too short ami sudden, and
"hence these tears."
We, however, soon righted 11 p the Jersey,
restored her cargo, and .ent 011 0111 way re
joicing, glad thai it turned out no worse.
: he oilier Jersey escaped the tree on which
we nearly split, and had already, with a
couple ot outriders and tlogs without, nuiii
Ikt, gone on in advance. We ciosscd lhe
dear, limpid waters ol big liull'.ilo, aud In
I lie course of another hour caiue upon our
eomiutntoiis, who had reached a bt autilul,
shady spot, beside a spring ol cool, spark-
nun viit-i, nun ttt-iu iiusiiy i-nniiL'i-ii in un
gearing their team, unpacking thou- goods,
chattels, and iu spieading our large and
comfortable teat. As we diove up about,
two dozen hounds poured out. of ail eolom,
red, blue, spoiled, black ami I in, and ot all
sizes, barking and yelping a.-- il iln v were
determined todevour us, ami 111-1 an ihey
bad never seen or hoard ol us lie lore, w in 11,
111 lacl, we bail traveled tog. thei all day 111
the utmost iricndsliip. 'ihe veiy ion-iar.-d
old scoundrel I had n.a.le it my 'special bus.
iucsslhat da , at diiinei , to . .'d aid trial
lo a choice bone, was. t he v. i t puppy who
now, to all appearance, w as b. ni 01, pa-kiug
my bones. So singular are II. animals.
( bit-l.ftwl irom I'ompev bi.niuni ihem to
their senses am! to h h.llt, ami Hun. 111 an
insiant, all Hu-ir lemeiiy w as cnvi 1 led 111
lo a general win n ing antl w az.ing ..! lails,
1 w hieii coi resjxiiiils lo shak mg hands wilh
us! Indicating the wannest a tiaeh mout .
Oiirjersev was soon unpaeU. .1, limit s nu
lla! ncsscd, a ml its the tluv was lar sponl,
l'olnpey and Ci. sar were at once pip lo tin;
task of preparing suppi r. f s..i Uiisdmii
nl l lie ot her .1 else ,, a 11, 1 ll w as pleasing to
content plate the inlilille c. nil. l-i l,,.i.iii
Ihc lllllelglled Iriemlship c-.isimg between
I He two young, greasy-looking dai li i.s, and
tile deadly hostility ol their two 11 ,us rioiis
namesakes I wo I hou - a nd .vtai's t-eiore. It
shows what astonishing social pr. gnss t lea
world has made 111 Ihal shorl space ol lime.
The process of preparing supper w..s not 11
complicated one, as larje qii.tni 1! 1. ol In, a l
i 11 the shape ol loaves, bjsci, , s, ,-. I 1 1 , . .. I gel
ci ackers, 1 lc, lot to spt nl, 01 t.l.l ham al
i tuly cooketl, lasheis 0 1 ......n. , . 1 , ele.,
were 011 band, ami noli.lli; it ina,nt d lo
complete lhe suppt r, bill il,. dratiing ol
gOOU, slldllg collet. I he I'iim) wa ,
ran ued upon 11 11 1111 pi ov is, , I t .1 1 , 1, ,
s .011 at -
, ..nd was
. miiu to
soon disposed or, ns v.e woni al ,
appetites; a ml 1 hen evt,.v t.Ji,,
work to arrange Ins b, -I j.'.r 1 h.
.cattcrou hIh'UI mulct' li..
bill II k els, quids, I, III I I he ba";
lay slreleln-.l al lull 1.1.-1:1, v
11 1 .11
: ll" I all ,
pipes, 1 no ll 11 11 lei s Us f ,.i, .u s;
lllsll tOUS IIS U tlee -.J t , ;r.l
sh . .1 1 -s!oiu pipes; Law v 1
J ..III pk 1 11 s, wilh 11
v.-i y poor 1. piital ion
hrs:-iale talker and
good tl. lllk Ol
Sq ulre, nol at all a v el se
"mountain iiew," vv n h i
3'aru, eit her a.s nai 1 a I. r
lo a " vv 1 e-d hi .1 p ' . ,f
1--I.I lov e I- a a toil
.1 i si. I,. ; I I, en ,,.
lick ing J im,w 1, h In -. si. I. -,
tiintehdoiis I1.1w-.1aws; m
rciiow'iied hs a woinisnia
wno participated 111 tm..
spi 11 I 111
, I , h.
.(k. s and
.,Ki in;, 11.'
1 1 ;ahic
v (! Ih
II ail lhe
s vied as
11 v . .11 i.g
1. II 1 V al. d
1 . p. el 1 y
i-l ehl ls
c 1111 pie. i -
, V ( I i
.icise.v wagon; men "i..ic(
111 ad wt tHl-crall and 111. 1
ails iclatliig to the rod and
I he firelock ; I lieu, a lull,-
lllllll Willi 11 aellltilllle locas a.ni .
moustache, brim-lni! ol sen'ii.i. ni
and romance, whom we nuan 1 m. .11
tcued "Ihe Beau;'' i.exl a sallovv-i
ed heall h-scekei, w horn we lea. 1
I lie Dyspeptic; ami I hell bill ale I Jo.
luarkable lor nothing in ):,iii,. I;u
very good for anv Hung In gon. -ml.
"1 move," s-uil lhe .Major,
mall' take the chair end 1 1,
Sccrcbiry ol Ihis 1111 el ing. '
"What lnoel ing an- von ta.kn
asne.1 me i.ysp. pnc.
" 1 mean I he club, so lo -p ,1., vvhiie
are uu this campaign.'' I m.- .Majoi was
trayid lor a moment mlo tin., iti.-i., ihal
wits 111 u (miliary camp.
Second the mod.. 11, ' ened Joe. It was
put and carried. J hereupon, Ih .1,1 man"
pi R'eoiied lo lake an Imaginary speaker's
chair, by remaining si r.-tciieil al full len M h
upon his blanket; ami the Socroiarv dipped
an lu. urinary pen 111 a plntnioui ii,Ksp,nii,
ami prepared to make an eiitiy upon a fic
titious recon I-book.
T he house, so to spi uli, hi ing en! It d 0 of.
dor, that is Ui say, lhe pipes being ,ui i. itll
ed and lighted, the follow ing 1. s dill ion
wore pleseuteii, lo-w it:
Wiikkkas, wo arc 111 a te-iou ., tomitiv
gr- atly iiilesletl wil h snakes, and epe. iall v
latile-snukes, and, vv 'herons, ibis is a season
ol the year wln-u sanl snakes are most ven
omous ; be i I therefore
Hisoleetl, That ut person l.c pi mulled lo
venture out oi camp lor the purpose 1,1 hui.t
mg or lisbing, or lor U11 oin. i pin pose al
any greater dl-lance Hum ..Vo I, untile. I
yids, without carrying with him 111 some
convenient pocket u liask coi. laming not
more I linn one pint ami not h -s 1 ,n two
gills of pure whisky, litis being loond the
surest speelile uuMinst ihu virus 01 a snake
bite: uud, be- 11 1'unli r
fitxotrcd. That t his cum p h mi I 1 m, 1 111 11. as
long as a majority of camper shitil del' i
mine by vole. Provided mw a vs 1 hat. w beli
ever II shall I,.- Hseel taiuetl I In. I I ho eon lent -ol
both kegs "now on this nl.- m Ibis oilice"
have boon exhausted, Ibis . ne.11,,1 nt
shall at once be broken up, and the camp
ers return lo I heir homes; and in ...d. r Unit
wc bo kepi properly advised .,1 Uu- internal
condition 01 said kegs and I he sain he kepi
prominently belore us, a commit it t .,1 1 wo
consisting of the Dyspeptic and baoholoi
Bob, bo appointed io ascertain an t ropoil
thereon at le-.w.t twice a day for i n. li ami ev
ery day ul our sojourn "in I Iiim- capes,"
These resolutions w 1 ie ail, .pit , I l,v accla
malion in loss lime than 11 lakes a It i.nes
see legislature to repeal Ihe "dog law."
This was work enough lor one dav. pipes
were extinguished, and all began 'in court
sweet sleep, anil gel I benisol v. s in "case"
Ior the morning hunt, of which moic auuu.
n s of the Ji
( liuri li.
To tlu Edit,
Tbe sociables have somewhat khau d, ami
the young people look In-twin 1, or they
don't look so sleepy "in I itU-eycd.
r armors are preparing lo couimi
other crop, owing to tlie lino weal li
Mr. J. D. f alsi 11 Is building a new hoiiso
oil Ills fin 10 lor roll lets.. Rev. Win .Net-ley
has just completed a huge bain, winch '.y
something every farmer ought lo h ive.
Many tlianbs arc due Miss Ropi.i Thomas
and Miss Lizzie Id-ay lor Ihelr pi 1 1. .rninm-i:
011 the organ, al Rev. Mr. T Tjompsou 's, t,ti
Key. II . il. Kin' r s school opt m-d wilh
llatieriiig prospects last wot. ;:.
There is a 11 ear of cm 11 011 the tab:.- in t lio
rociiu where 1 stay, that is 1.' inches Ion -and
large In proportion. Very good coin
country out here.
Mr. Cummins and lady, who have boon
visiting relations in tills neigh hoi i.ootl re
turned to liieir homo, near I iiyi-iievlllt-.
I see an article In a late Issue of 11,.. jer.
aid and Mail, from Southporl, ami from
the contents thereof, the people me lu a
iiowerful way building cliuieli houses 1
hope Ihev may succeed. Mr, W. II. speaks
as though there aro some obstacles iu u,0
1 'uu nitty iw ll no, ior I llal Is t ho
ill Ull cumuillllli les. 1IUI, lhe Ifl'eale
bttti'luii I Itniu. t,t I.. U 1 1 1
" "..-I 11, isa eriK-erv
ou Main M reel, near the church h,,u,i.
Nol, however, that I think any of lliern. iii
borsof the church handles the ' ?n " u
thing;" but you know it Is very 1, ,, ,, nil
and if a man does "l ike a li'm,. .;r bf-l
sumiat.-h's sake," and huppoiis to lake too.
much, he will say bis wile mad.; h.m mail,
perhaps don't treat bin, right, and hc'sl
drinking his troubles oil. Just like Adam,
'lhe woman did it." Poor wom.r,, uivr
have enough to accou.;, ior without beiu
held responsible for meu's liumorals. hu
away with tho grocery at bouthport !
I ho supper at Concord Churcli
the night id the lirst of I't bni
. Tin I"
: ...... .1 .,rr
I H-ll VI I '"
I il r ! .,l:..'
,' ,,'..,. , I
I .1' I.tl
,1 , ' I 'OW
wns plenty lo 1 al .'and 1 v 01 1 1 , j, . ', , .
veiy met Jy uit. e l. TToj j'oirj,. 1 ,,1
ral Iter back wit I'd 1 11 I nk 1 lu: I .10 , , 1 , .
inf.. I he s 11 j , per ro'.tii; I he.- ,,,,,,'1 :!. , '
lo go in :d. .lit-so I In-y e, ti.e ; . I ,,
lot's w'tilh. Tier.' W'.is on.- v., ,1,
Who p. 1 VV 1 1 '( I his 1 1 J '. ! 1 ' I ! . e it 1 1 , , i ; , ,
ho 1 1 '.I 1 1 'IV III:: the V. hole vol ' : f - . , , . 'I
Th. lo w .Is .nit t w e 1 1 ! y -'..,.'.''. ' , ;
W ll .Ctl vv ill ' l:-.l,c l ' , ;" . l-.il
ellMctl, ...nd pill if Ih 0. ... I ; :e.i
Itotletsl our bai l" lol li.'-. I I, .1
wont 1 to .1 11 I -. s-a vi J ust .-.n-i it.m.
lull- blond.' wi'h 1.0.1. Tn Is I , ,,. s
boss. ll-hlisonl best WIS. .es 1
Wo indie d Mis- c..l. or, 01 Aiab
has b. , 11 I ',. i'n. si ! Mr. ..m; ;o,
Wi' . on hand. I b u ill I UK I i n .
aj on ml lo r w il 'i her In Ig hi sm i,
I iced U '' I'c'ley starlinj; Irom
.H.I '. .in "lav (! 1 he Mlppe. . II I.
..ii'c is Columbia for a young
s ua. v h
, .me ila s,
I ' till hs;
V.' i ; I i ;. Ill .
t I he w .is
In -a id lie stopped itr an a mile ir. 111 saw
tltol, and brought a lair Lily oi 1 lu. 1 Valley
wilh blui 10 the supper
O 'lUi. Wi.N0'.