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HERALD AND MAIL-SUPPLEMENT
llnrrirnne fiwileto Pioneer Item,
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During trie early settlement of Manry
Countr, piobably no man occupied a mure
iromtncnt position man Lui.jusepn jjrow a,
not only among the pioneers was this iki,
but he was spared during n, loug lileof piety
and usefulness among their descendants.
Much lias been written concerning his cap
tivity amoniE the Indians also as uix Indian
lighter, aud during the organization of the
civil gove-nmeut. iiut. much will never b.
known, till we see as we aie seen, and know
as wenre known. '
iDI. Tom Crawford gave a thrilling narra
ttve of the escnp-- of himself a d 01. Brown,
from captivity among l"e Indians. Alter
.Ch-ire-can'-th ranh. t n g ii i.rin.iiy
miles, lost tueiraireciion, nu icarco. mey
uiigiii. iciuiunfii. ."v-
meat, so iney c.nc uiieu u pas iiiauixiultne editor of a certain county newspaper, he
.u a '""' "; , ,, Nh.i. lov" ' eRl nut " supper aiair. W. K. Keudla and W. IS. Jeuuiui and
proposed tney should return thnnks 'lfrw da back, up in the vicinitv of 1 lioiup- iiud y. sue is said to be a Kieat belle
ineir lor una o P- "7, , ' son ISiation. He tnwl to ride some distance,, Wuom rumor tells us, is a mereiis smer
knees " 'lawtord leit pretiy thankful and !ttn1 ,lis Hgej ,0ther furuislied lilui cold 0f Hearts.
Co . Brown i j-ommenced praying: ; the ongeri,.ttUons at or alK)Ut eIeven v.ock. Heisai aaidy Owen Hill lingers la Mt. Pleasant,
he prayed the h'Uder his vo.c ; then he I olbr veli(ld dlu,hlI1B tKi,w, like his name-k li.u will ,.er return ejaculate a tlute-like
um, iu. ' "Vi,. .
ford expected every moment to see the
ted every moment to'see the I", A youngbHclieloV o." m ,sB sVcUon. made
"him1 .b P?nTkJi IeS lu MX?1 l"""rH8 f i" the past year.
. hiVtIi,.P,J.nffJlth Sn"Utl"s"" his cottage is nnished. pro-
Sard two iuile. Ins laitn noi poses to have caody-su-ws we.klv lie is a
!1 ids make lliei
seeme 1 to
ing mi KtrouK, ne siipireu ... ..-u.... -
ed oft Hi toe darn, nil no imu.u aijoiiier irec-ltwCi,lne- 1K, ,nuct, MttacbeU to bis Kitty,
to;., where he remained ti.l day. He evsr:an(J ou K,uid ,ose j,,,,
aft-r, even in advai ce.! lile, said, Others, An old man in this swiion, has a lxy pre
may doubt tie piety of tol. Brawn, but r dlsM)s, lf, WMI)(1(;l. ofr ,u lie directiOI1 ,
tdiiise f. he had seen him tried where there! Kiuheriord Creek on Satuidays and Kun
would beuo lalse KCiIng It is know u tliey ;d.tKW Johnnie, be crelul and dou'tgoauy
. . . . .k....i , 1... . ..r t L.,i..,il. 'I liia In rtn l.. . . -
iiui.ny rcaturu -
iy the recolicnon ot uai a mau uu
beard onie ntty years ago.
Abont lti!b, when a very sniall roy. I hi-
tended a camp-on-. uiig.., ia..ihi.. ".i.j a
tew te .is we.e men uni, u... iii"i , palterii cousideiale M Ulig Indies you are.
covered wsgoi.s, some under cloth tents,, Be KU. lln, jlilve your Kaunon out at Blau
Ol hers t . peus covered with cloth. Ainoiiu loll tj ctlu pel Uexl ou!,dy. AN AbViSKit.
.ho tenis built, was iheoneso long oc-cupieii ;
by 'ol. Brown, and ilieie I tlrsi mw niiiil
umler religious excitement, and first heard; nIi.Ik tiriitr ti-Kii
thatlnvoiui.t-ryu.ir'acc. inpahi.dbytliej 1 ' , ' .,
,,l "iHrk ." foi ward and l..wn ward. - J-Miiors of the I feralil ami Mail:
tv i us no aroe erec . "My lt.-deemer" uas v e, who ..u e heretofore bo n silent, con-'er, heavy rains don't prevent us tio.n hav
uttisred In a oer v.i-e. llne who once t,, r our iltlle t .wn ol lai .o. uiuuii li.ipor- ing liav dews. I savy-one drop lhi mot u
noard him can i-collecl flu- efTectsand in lance lo be umioliced in your most exctlieut; "'g tuat w-lb. d l. pounds,
tonal. oa ot his voice, which a pen-pictun paper. i Miss KHa oiighlou. a lascinaiing yoiin
cannot render inte ltyible. Home years be-; i.usin. ss is llourisliiiit!, our merchants are' 'ad , has been paying iiiends and rei..live
tore, those p--culir, involuntary aud npiiN-'evi r ready lo accommodate their numerous a isit iu this con. muii ty the past week
niodic exercis s. known as "jerss,'- hud ,r,,., dy Come a aiu, Viss Klui; I like the looks o
b.ieii ver com non; at thai day. they wen i ImpM,vements are bei g made, Mr. Gam-! youi pniz v try much.
tin.rw rare, and .iniinu d to etlec Col. ,,ui v m soon have a grocery store couiple-j Kev. W. d. Neeiey has the whooping
lirown likely tino.gli 111. . (led, .n which ue will soon exp ct a h.tud-;Cnugb very bsd.
Ai dial. a .ip-m.et ug, a vrv Urto crowd some sUkjk; may suceess attend i.iiu! tl.sjiid i.ciiiiln'i know "Dydimus vh-
was in atten liinee, a ar. at. numb r uuderl vv e have vl-iuuii our uci'iboihood, Missla p eac .er." He (W. H.) surel.. onn't rea.i
rellgi.i i - excitem-nf, l-.e alt-.r was crowded ' Helle 'lid Wfit irom Cuiuinbia, aim to say toe; bis bible much. -"Hut Thomas, one ol tin
wiin i.any snouting. One ta f young wo- ,-as. ot i ; she is quile a bel.e, she is n..i ex-; twel ve, ca led Li.dy inus w.mi t villi then,
man was eiz) I wit i a spasimsiic shoui: pected to iviua.n out a slioil time, greatiy lo; when Jesus can :" Jo-htia 20. h, 21i b.
aue juir-pix-d up, and commenced swaynii; me disappointment oi a certain young f..r-i Well, Messrs. Editors, as jour nurnerou
ier bislv backwards, forwards, several men ier 0i t. ady jrov. , irea.iers have U. en bored with my cuutribu-
holding" lier lo preve t her injuring herself; Our fariinrs ar busliy engaged prepat ing tions so deeply, aud as they are not refined
ontiiebi-nc.es. Wiiheveiy muscle rigid, m,ii-land lor plauun: Mta?i. r. Jt J, .MII-ietioi!i lorilie iiu.-n . i young ladies, i
slie swaved hack w .rds, ..lid forwar-is, and . ilIe -idd to have the llnel wheat iu Uic wl I write no mure. S.iroiulhis tifne lor
such sudden "jerks," as her head went back, vicinity ! warcl, th. y need not arpreheud i.ny tears ol
as localise long flowing Inir to craik iik'-a, !,-, All. n, a flourishing young physician seeing anytning Irom McCain's Church,
wi.ip. Tliesw y,ng tin-body, tliespiisniod-l, ...aury, wtlli his beauiliul wile, has, written by me.
lc "jerk-,-and hair switciuii:: I k a whip,;iate y loc.a. d in our midst, we f. el sure lie
t .e rigid feati.res, the increasing urpie I'liWill behUin-Miiul lu lii piufeiuioii,
the lace, the t:r .d al ex .austiKU of nalrne,; i r. Hoo l'ucelt, a nsuusome j oung clerk ;
her sinl'liig in Ihe al ar I.ke an infan , "I' and the lir. ei.t llslnug iasi T..esday, auu '
these are now ind. -llit.lv phtograp..ea on I really surpr.sed us with a six lb. cat. Uo!
mv recoile tion. No iien-pici ure can
vey an nd quale conc-piiou oi her uivo.un-j
tanly. and purely religions' exer.-lses, and
the siirroiiuding excl e.1 crowd. I
di ouung, and re r.-d a. ound extremely lor
.-ii.oiuei ..u..K . - -
wm.i vi lien sli
KMlKeO arOUIIU ' -!
lu ... uml said. 'Will nobody i.oid met
Among tin negroes iccovered liv Col
Brown, ol thus- captured by tiie Indians
was a bov nameu " bow." He grew ui
quite a tiill man, oi decided mi xed Indiai
appeaiance l'i rougli Col. Brown's le.nni.-x
iie w is allowed gie t libel ty; the fact Is, li.
was near- r f ee than his ma-ler. iruni
Indi l i appear nice, and roving disposition
lie ee .me a noted cliarac.er, and was rec
oguized as in -torious.y, very U .id ea.
i iving with C I. B own, was a iu u named
Rean land. who. lor S'.uie cause, not into a
KeUl.m-nl wi h Chow; then mailers ha
pr. gtess .1 to a i interesting poini. and just
when the excitement was greate-l, C
Biowa made his appeurauce. "My Kevie. m
er, Cliowee, putt' to mm rteanlaud," tlia
Is the saying the boys starteii; more than
likely th. y niii ie it up. How.-v. r, it took
t ie iouii..8 Among the school boys at
nlav. ttn-y managed to bring it in very of-
mi,, ,1. d one iiIuiiid the middle mac
I:oni taw, he wou.djump up.crack his heels
together, anil ny Kedeemer, Cnowee put
it to him Beunland," popped out like a by-
Soli after the poor-' ouse was located.
. .1-' OllS.) WUS IVfJIfcWVl,)
orlverx it mill 1H. Col. Bl'OWU kl
appvdiitnieut on suuday evenings, when he
oreached to tlie i.flli.-ted poor. Many of the
neighbors weie regular lu attendance on
htsministrv No matter how inc ement
the weatuer, from rain, snow, Intense cold.
.. o. ...i.i .....
or iroz ii maioji, d.u-v. '
his v. .it and i-t-rvlces to tne uulorvuualei
v lien quite a sina.l boy, but little -emov
ed f on infancy, I al - tided those er. .ce-
V puli it, .van mi rovl ed by li s taking s
sMiidhv Ko! n cha r. He eiichai ...si in
alleiil.oii. and wl Ii intense unxie v, i
watch, d his every iioveineiit,ex,..-cliiig ev
ir k" to ee . im Job :ns eye out on tin
top of the chair posi.
Duil"gher ioi g .ouaiienient. -.rer my
motuei wa p ir .nze.i, ne died frei lenwy
lop hv -.ii n, an i n.r tier. At lnr req-iesi.
thai, siV -d old m i:i (who was iusiaut in aea--on,
and out of -eftvon) wou.d take a text,
wit . o .i. ii. r- If and family for an ntidi-ene--,
all. I . '11 his kne-s lies ile her trundl
bed pr.-nclied direct into her best heaiiiiu
ear; (for slie had becomo very d. al) ami
the.e on Ins knees would lie labor, preach,
Am! SI. out. utltll
nose two old piouee.s( who'.J ;",,,.'.,,. Uo ,-ou too halt of Ihe
had kin.wn each other so long and wei )
i..a.i ,...u,uuiu,.ithu i.,.u .r r i..-.
Willi IU I l i t l v c m ' ' 1 ... - J ' " "
oiess d abod-; and lor days after, she enjoy
ed a serene cliee-fulness, eVeu under her
long continued ulU'.clion.
The latter yea-s oi his lile. Col. Brown
passed with His daughter, in Oi'es. During
the war, aud wi en a raid was made on tne
stock, a soidier captured Col. Browu's pony.
I'ne good old man, lb -n hearing a 100 yeais
old, went out hu! took his pony by the bri
dle, ainj appealed 10 tne so dier to leave
i,iw uniiH n.mv. I in nn v animal hetl.. It .
could ride. The sold. er rudely pustied him
aside. and cursed him. The old man remark-
ed "Young man, ttiat pouy will never do;
vou anv goo.1." Were his words prophetic?!
"... . . . .. 1 . ... I ......i ..... Inn u N.,.uK I .. i
cob and other Patriarchs did? The nextl
dav'that soldier met a sudden and violeuti
deatli- iliat a ietirful retribution !
u . 11 ' ' . i .. ..!.. i ,ib i... n
,..,,,,., , his reward, when.no doubt, he! District Conferenceat Old Lynnville, Aprllilads and lasst s. existing love alhiirs, p. ays;
mctnianv old Pioneers, and together, thevlir-asi. Bishop Keener will pr. side. Opening many a sad and trying prank on his vic-rim?
,vre now rassing a blissful eternity in that Hermon by Rev. S. P. Whitteu, Thursday jyet heinvariably brings them to hymeniai s
At i.uulo with hands eternal, in the
rieavejs in the presence of that Waviour heited. Letevery niemlxr of every Quarterly
loved so long in this world of trial, troub c,1
To the Editors of the IlcraUl and STaiU
Our secluded little village Is Mill the p'aee
of a good deal of business. Tt.e essrs. S-in-
liters are ide awake men, ever ready 10 Hell
lyou goods at strictly bottom prices, or nnoe
your norse ,nuurpeii your plow , -nter judg-
nienis on dockets, issue wurranls. or bnv
your bacon, isrd, wheat, corn, butter, eggs,
or even rags, if yon should be so uufortu
uaie as to he in them. '1 hey are cnusiaiti
shipping the name towards headquarters.
tnd receiving ill return, goods to suit the.
goou peopici mis s. cnon eirner unite oi
blckl All tliey ask is a call from y..u.
The wneai crop is quite hack ward, with
mod. late st unl-a tew sunshine days n-ed
A i w. days meeting at ulanton's Chapel
Saturday ad Sunday next. A lew live .di
...rs sre invited. Try and bring a niillci
alouir wtf.h .-on. if von wisli hi. Tl tout In
ah f I ' 1 1 1 1 , ra in iinin
ut with and up-
warn tendency towards w littamson nunae
""( lnB w""i """l -
A young osciieior ot mis section, made;
poses 10 nave caooy-stews we. Kiy lie is a
wet.t mie. younn ladle: go
for him, ere be
luriuer man ymir uucie jonn s.
t-inc-the excitement of the T.lden and;
Hayes tiouh.es, some of tne y.ung ladies of
tllH H,cli,m think it unsale esei t.. go to
c,lir,., wiihouta C(K),innon of Ihe M.oigia;
Uu iting se.-ms to lie an "epidemic' wei
leu, , (llt, ,ialte a number oi young ladies
,ss st d our "keen-eyeit brutieU-lri.-ud
"i-iijiimj ue. .nines nu ... i quut insi a uum
,iayt and Ku Sjy ibey had asplendid dinner.:
KoVS d- ll't Oil WlSll We COUld UU.ll?
inclemency ot the weather has prevented
services being held in boiti Metiiisllst and
nnsiian churches lor the lust iwo weeks.
To the Editors of the Herald and Hail:
Death has agaiu visited our laud. Mrs. completed. Some may s.v we are not abie;
llagsdale, who livexl near New Unioijjunl if we never commence anything w.
lurch, thre.- m lrs ea-t of this place, de- wii: never be able. W'e kno we are just
parted this Hie Apr 1 iih, 18, at ." o'clock, as able to build the road as otlnr counties
u m. she leaves a lare circle of relativesjof the same p i ulation. We w.-uld like lor
.nd friends to mount her departure, butaiur worthy iriemls. John H. Misire and O.
tneir .1 ss is hei eterna. gain. ,. Nixon to tio lo wot k for the road, as we
Our lariners could be seen in their Cel. Ishiuk tliey can do more lor the load thau
iuiie early nlauting their corn before the,
nun thai le.l lasi Friday W b.-at croia are
oeglnuiiig tc took like we will nave a very
iair crop this year.
We have beeu Informed that the new clr-
cuit rider, who visited tnis place some fivej Wo have a good school Carrie,! on here by j a lower rate of compromise. They com -orsix
weeks ago, aud preacbeU to Kev. C.IProi. James A. Faul, of Nashvl le. nromise the honor of Yv atatP in i.v rl
P. May berry's congregation, Is again inour, UeakupJohx. !Pr'Jnl'se ne nonor oi tne state in any de,
little vii age. holding a protracied meeting mand ot a reduction it her debt. e be-
for the same congregation. Our prayer ls.i
farSOIl,"Jiay VOU OeSUCOCTSlUll IU WIUUIUB,
...... ... '. , l.i.l.. i ... , ,ir.' IJ r. .1 1 1
thu n.it.rp..allnn ir vim hall tfteell more at-
tentlve to your work. Poor Pols, we syui
uatbizu wiin von
Temolar sueakere while ati dressing
OOOU lempiar speaacrs, wuiie avioie--iui5
vt e have been lntormeu tnat one or our
the noonieof Hampshire, said the Santa rei
I -ilge had bieaihed lis last. I a you, uy
dearooou leinpiais, i ow uo, ou r"lc - ;,u lew week-, to oe taug. I by our accoin
instituttoutoiiv e wueu the very speaker, pUsllrll rlel- , t.H TtIJU e , ,f wtl) flllll!.
' . , , , . .iier gieatesl in light in leHChiug lie tern lei
Siuta te i.sige, has b-en 'ouad w.i...- JM ldtt ..1(JW to shoot. ourlh is erect
ing the street- oi .r village wit.i a deck ol.j( a new dwelling on til pun ic s.n.are.
eaids in bis pocket? Whocoild expect, vlmMJ. pei.n.s..n . Kn lllf a. tin' con-
ig.- 10 nve ui. ui-i such v. . -u. s...... v. . . "
would advise our til -nd lo be careful how
.e speaks of his lodg- i.ere.lier. If my
in ..d should deny tho veracity or I ne tact,
we refer you t our venerab e old iritnd,
pt. John Trotter for proot.
O.io of our inosi fascinating belies left our
to .vn last week lo visit her broiher-ins aw's
Wife, in West Tennessee. May she have a
Our young friend II riln.ashe ts ca led.
Hi i own from his mine auain lnstsi.tur-
1 II I... .1 ....... I .U 111.. tallltllHll
Ul D WYATT.
l olmobla i.ric. I si-e l
ence. I llird
ll.itinil uf tnrlerlj-
F.lkton Station, at Ml'lhrldge, April 21, 22.
Prospect Circuit, at Mt. Camlet, .May , li.
Uichlund Circuit, atHiuloh, May 12, 1:1.
l.yunviiie Circuit, at Hebron, May 111, 20.
Mt. Pleasant circuit, at liigoyvuie, May
. Columbia Station, May 2fi, 27.
Nebo aud w' iiiiamsport Station, at Jones'
Academy, June 2,a.
1'ulaski Statiou, June 0, 10.
l. I i , I , I ' i V," 1 1 1 1 .. T. Hi ."MlTIl I II I' OrOVf.
June 15, Hi, 17. leyed monster.oii the accouin of thstdeiignt-
Oiles Circuit, at Phelps Chapel, June 16, 17.;ful Leverage (i. e. ci-flee). Iiut would sot.-ly
Marcella tails Circuit, at Knterprise, June! whisper, andswr-etly say, "be ye not despair-
.i Unir. for I mini, that aicli tormentor ol all
tiiubt. April 2. Preachers ana people luvi-
Conference in the District be sure to attend.igood time too),
Wf.ii.boknMto.sey, l'.K j
NT, PLKAKAM ITDMS.
With a wet tow. 1 tied, about our forehead,
and a warm blanket over our breast, we leei
nice swearing veiige.iuce o.i the type-setter,
mat made us sny ".uiss Sue Underwood, " in
speaklug ot a Teiupeiuuce lecture, iu our
last Oe-uis; it should have been .ui-a Hue!t;nn ; hat will he done with the deb
Crosr. llow tins uiutlou-heaU "devil ofa;
iype-eiier could maKesucii u mistake
Una, is beyond uiir .rompieceusiou, auiI a1
Vast mystery ei.snrou.is our soul, auu ail
soris ol lllt.e cm up in. sterlet u shuktug
themselves in ev
ry .lirrcliou Ii . Insgola
eu-haiied lypo dun', do UciUT iu 111.; lutur. ,
We'll have lo beim Uliu me bUk hl..s, ui
toll. ml laud wmih is brighter iuau uaj,
ivlieie ausi l.i'Vtl It up," lor Ulu .lupuVoi
isin d una live lunches, are a b,i.slu. elerm
ty. As Wc .-aid i lure, it w.s ..l. P.easanl s
...vorile, ilss:Su- ross, mat wioic and de
u . eieu t.ie heu...ifu. ,ec. ur , aud not, .tils
-"in; Cnderwo..d, iheie no huc.i .any in
Miss iMollie M., a beauliiui voiiiik ladv o
Arkansas, is now ou a visit to her re.ailves,
H.Hve, he was fliled io lun U
1 1-n.L,. v ......... i ,i ..
voice. J-ratMin Kei-icu: ilaruy. wuose
iieart Is as iarv: as u.a o.hIv. is ratuer ol a
lie lead tile
Ue nuany u,uuu reliel. and gave vent to
lUt5 allowing Uue--.:
Days, lurn to mouths, sweetheart, and die,
And years from years uissever,
N"y kiow not ia !; n .y, do nt sign,
i'or love sweet, lives forever.
Mrs. Busuey CnaiUu, of lawrenceburg,
Iima lun mi m viKlt. Iu I li 4 tMit.ilv (.1 Air.
John Hildreth, ot this plaiw.
i Airs. Msrtua Harris, Miss Itia Harris, Har-
ris Lu-ksou, Vk t.ey Harris and Miss Ida
t lieisou, have al. letui uc-u lruui Florida.
We have had so much rain In the 1 isi
week, that l'..rmers a I nave h,' b lies, lii.i
II ttiey will hold ineir henrts up they will
come out all riubl yet. The ram seems
in-U'li.e wheal; It looks very we J. llix ev
1 bring inv letl-r to a close,
Jlv pi. res are so r.diculo.is:
So loug as the suu all lies and -vlnd blow
Tliey will see nothing from Didyiuus.
Our cl irn are getting up consid- rable
PXOiteineut n ihe bridge question; tliey ar.
proposing to tax the . ouniy for the purpose
. ,r rt 1 ii u it t hree hiid jes: one at Centre
vine Baird's ferry
tint i-oinewhr re lelow
.--I l Vi. .. tl.lr.Lr . hu.l h.,11.1
,, ,.,ir itenii..,i in tin. N'umiw (iaum
KH,rOHdt something that will be a l.i. in
1 10 th whole count . We ar.' alwa. 8 in fa-
Iv r of pub ic improvement, but at tin
same tini-, we want someining tliat will b.
'of general lienflt lo the whole country. We
I would like for our railroad men to go ti
iwork mid notsion m.til wa ioL Ln railroad
tne most of us.
We nave a champion check p'aver at this'waiteii an Hour hef.iro
; place. Ills name 1-. i-org .Mailto, isix
ivears old), son of J. II. Mai tin, Ji ; be beats
the most of nlav is.
l.mn prise us.
T . --lhl r.. r.o nni-nw.
Tennessee to compel the iegi,-
i -j ... j .... . , ' '
ly known as Ho.vard Town. nd i make
ooiil uiciiianniibes lew neins inr iiiRoeiec-
tai iou of our community. We have a dry-
.stablishment, doing a v-eiy lucrative
,111 newnii nrou-lil.nw nu lot iHeneritTani
Mr.jV -Kr -. - . . ..." ,. ,,,.' v
;HiBO ive Uie proml,4 or H M.tl to "begin
,r..,o.K. and lliev seem to think Unit lb.
. Milage ollilil lo lie, "Ijite to b d, aim h;,i l
lon-e," m ises a m ill oo:il we.nl iy an
wise, lor I hey eome eai Ii' and work isle;and
nl 'lay long the musical ting of the saw
and h.iinm- r. bleii.ie.t with 111 lot Ihe nvi
just over ttie w v " (i lis i In-sweet spri- g aii
wnh the welcome so .nds ot liouest lalior.
ii.-lliili.il seems to I.e on "par" with llialn.
oluer place-. 'But be it wli spere I low,"
some ol the young and g .y members ot the
the .Mei hodisl ; urch. so lar lorgo .li.-ir-.a-cred
ca ling. "l '.ring the i nris mas ho idays
as o "trip tne linht cint i tl to.-" and were
ca led to account i herefor by their grieved
-shepherd, ot such a wayward told. Our
nler-'yu"''B people are audacious and da-liing n.
defi -ne.;. and disregarding all formsof con-
ventl jn in i heir wild search afu-r pleasure.
Two id o d Lawrence c.u iy s most intelli
gent dauhlem paid our lown a visit leceut
ly.and iney were i ononil by a "Kiui?"a
"tooper"aud the sweetest o. all harmoueis,
tuinimi out to make their visit pleasant.
and lastly but not least, tney were s-rved toi
rill' 1 IIBUJ Ol. V ... ifcf't , ... .V. r.-. .t,. i,, TL . ,l
i otlee. ihe most sutwiaii i hit ot ii 1! beverage. iny law. 1 here are ugly stories that tor
I am sorry to say since their delmhtful
iw... -ni. rai.iv iron i. le.i nil tne areen-'aud
tiower wreatueu anai. oouuu wiiu ioveuu-
werving chains, and in giied taitu laud
30XPS0JRSS OF TSSISSSSSE'S bsbt.
fClarksville Tobacco I-eaf.
The Legislature adjourned last .Monday
having accomplished nothing pprmaum1
with regard to the state debt. The ques-
n , , .,
'S still open to discussion, and a speeta
session ot the Legislature will he call.i
n June to twke some action in the niai
er. Ii now remains wilh the Legislntun
o ssv what will be done with the ve.ei.
quesiiou. The penple ot" Tennessee, with
in respect to pat'y, i.ave in t-onvt n'lo
sieii.hleil assened that the tiebt shouh
e p.ii.l. Tn is we know, was the sen
.n nl of the .St. te Democratic convenlioi
oil, we think, also ih- sentiment of tl,
v-pu'rilic-Hii sta'e i-onvenrien, ami i u-i.i
porated m the plti'orm of theformpr.if no
also in the latter. The Democratic con
vection, however, Raid, that owing to tin
scarcity of money and the shrinkage :i
values, etc., the people were willing t
submit to uo higher rate of taxation thai,
lorty cents on the one hundred dollars
I he people 8tnnd pledged to the paynien
uite.auje.:0f the defjt. Tm8 was the conclusion o
i iieir Representativ 8 in convention as
sembled; what will be the conclusion oi
the Geneial Assembly no man an fell
I luring the present session a cominiite.
from that body was sent to New York I.
u-infer with a Committee of the creditor
ot the siate, and if possible, reach minn
conclusion in the matter. I he creditors
! ihe state, apprecittirs 'he circiimstan
es winch .surround the debt, and its al
ready etiormous proportions, voluntarily
jaine forw ird and ffered to re ease ili
-t de Irom :ts obligation lo pay ail th
lelr, and compromise by hcceptiti sixty
per cent, ol the whoieatnount ot tiie dent
In other words for every sum ot Sl.OUti
S.iO.) slioiit,) be paid, thus releasing $40
in every ?l,0tit.
It is proposed tore adjust the tuate dei
inly 1st, 1877, mid issue new bonds npo
' He abov e -has S- ' Tne new bond lo lie. i
uter-st at the rat" of six per cent p. i
annum from July 1st, IS77. payable ,emi
iniiuiil!y in tje ci'y of New Vork, lb.
rirst payment of i terest to be made .i
ne 1st of July, 1878, and that the pnnci
tl be made payable also in New Y.rk n
tnirty years from date; the inten-sf. cou-
U IH3 tn be received by the state lor an
t .xe8 due to it.'' This proposition coin
ing, as it does, from the crediioig . f the
.late, is to be considered by a speeia
Heeling of the Legislature called for tha'
purpose. Wilh this compronii-e eatiin
entering into this Question of state credn
tt Is again open tor discussion. V e have
-ilways held that the state should p.,r ev
ery dollar of its debt, repudiating noh
!ig. We still believe that the dent nngh
. i be paid, without compromise, witln.ui
caling and without rep id.at on. Jt oiigli'
be paid, thereby preserving good nam
aud p'ig ited ho'ior. The stale cannot be
coerced, and tor ll.at rea.son she is hII the
more morally bound to meet her ob iga
iions. We are sorry of the circumstan
oes which mske it necessary for ue to con
sider even a moment the question ol cooi
prom'se. Those to hom we are indeht
d have consiilered our I) uiiar condition
tnd theirs and voluntarily come forward
agreeing to release us from tliepajmeni
of our whole debt, and to accept apart.
I we are astonished thai tne l.egislatui
ccepting the Droo-
osition. Ibey should have closed in a
(Once. 1 hey stion.d not have deroaniied
I lieve that there is common honesty and
I m nvu I V, lr. I,
,'. , 1 1 . . . . I . .ri, tllliv.'.)- VI.e
i-"ors to accept tnts compromise.
Whers Wliittlonie's Wcrk Comes la.
Secretary Thompson is doing very effi
cient work in the vavj Uepiirtment. He
rinds that owing t trie extravagance o.
'he last adtninisir.i ion the !uiids tor tln.
ical year will be r xhausicd f.y the end
Way, whil- some nl 'In-ni -tie already ex
;end. d H.n i- st. pp. d many iinpoi
t m tit confrat-r.-, a ;d is using 'he report m
he investig it.ng commim-es of thu las.
Cnnirress to exaniin" in de ail into tin
department I I. i j close examination is
-aid to be gi vini a nre.it. deal nf concert'
to the friet.ds of ex Secretary Kobeson.
Xaval olVii-ers s .y that the n-tvypay fund
will be exhausted wnh this month, an.
there will remain three months of the fis
cal year without provision. If this is so, ii
will prove that. S'l-retary Hobeson mis
managed that mini. The pay fund is the
aggregate salary an J wages of the officers
and men ot the navy tor twelve months
Tnis amount is susceptible to exact com
putation from the navy register, and if
there is a deficiency it shows that the fund
has been used for purposes unaut horized
several years this fund has been constant-
U.P0" 1 contractors,
tbat there has been constantly an
overlapping aeticii lor a number ot years.
This is oie of the subjects to which Sec
retary icoinpson evidently intends to
tur hrs oarly attention
Tht Herald for $1 a year in club?
Say3 tiat a Sa;t Against tie President
wouu c:stwrs '.ie iuuoss irarqumiy
A 'ew York JUpatch to tho Philadel
phia Times says that gentleman fuily in
he confidence of Gov. Tiiden. and I'- 'i
from an interview with him, aver that the
istitution of legal .proceedings to oust
President Hayes has been strongly advos
ated by David Lhnliy Field, and feely
liscussed by the friends et Tiiden, but
'hat Mr, Tiiden himself has never thought
f Fuch a thing. r. T.lden said toscay
at he had never directly or indirectly
dvised such proceedings or encouraged
r. Mr. Field argue.) that ti.e evidence
s certainly al :..n.in,l.: hi the i verthr.w
if the t 'hiinit.i r!m and Packard fnv. rn
ments, which would stablisti Ni r. Tiiden's
claim beyond a doubt b-fnre any judietnl
tribunal. Mr. Tiiden, howetier, steadily
discountenances the idea, and of course
loitiing will be done ngainst his protest.
ie says in so many words that any it
lenipt to question Mr. Hayes' right, in
view of the present situaiioti, would bean
issau.lt upon the tranquility of the coun-
The Scarcity Cf Fish.
I noticed in a recent issue of the Amet
can a letter to the Columbia Herald and
Mail in relation to the ti sh and the scarci
v of them in the once noted streams of
Hickman coutry. I am sorry to say that
e are suffering the same complaint in
..berison and Montgomery counties. Al
nough our streams were never so tamnm
r game fish ts t nU'alo, Swn and Pine
tet ks, yet our minds go bat k to the time
when tishmg in Ked river was jolly good
-port, but ala.-! the time is upon us when
me beet aui lers our country adonis (and
ue can boast of one wl o has landed i
..uri.'en pound Jack "all by iiisflelf,''
ay fish al! day and the best bite he can
et some days is just under his hat crown.
"Iven he old blue Herring, the tisb
error, the little blue Kingfisher, the min
,ows' dread, and the little long necked
irown fisherman that flies up the creek i
i.id hollers "crouke,'' have become weary,
.ind you may see them sitting upon li gr
mi dead snugs 'watching and waiting''
w.th sorrow depicted upon their counteri
iTife. The question naturally arises, whj
.s this thus": It cantioi be that angiitis;
as produced this stale of things. It can
not be ith us here aa it 3 in Hickman
ounly, for our streams are shallow and
ve ry swift, thereby washing away all the
ieaves, mud and gravel that tny ibsnciv
o be washed in by heavy rains, leavinj
tiie bed as lOcky and broken as it Was bt;s
tore. Ho, it is tor none of t he above
mentioned reasons thct our fish -ire
gone. The cause is too plain. For every
uonest angler our country aifords, there
iare ten persons who Bre not content tc
catch enough flsti tor tin ir li milie", hot
must umke gluttons of themselves. '1 (
htisty their unlawful appetites ihey mskc
iets; traps and Reins, with which they
nake a clean sweep ol little and big.
Across the mouth r.t Ked river, at Clarkf-
jville, may be found a net over or by which
fish cannot pass, and in tins case, an
well 8 many others, the sole olject is
profit and not sport. Our legisl iture
nake laws prohibiting netting and traps
ping, and yet men will violate the law un
molested and why? Because th-.Legislature
failed to make it the special duty ol
any one to examine into these things and
report them to the proper authority,
rio the question arises now are we to
'replenish our stock of fish? The answer
is plain. Let every hot.est, law-ahidiDtz
citizen be upon tbe look out and report
every case he may find, and then let a
ine be imposed such as will prevent the
offender fr m netting. If once our stream
are clear ol nets and other devices by
which fish are canght wholesale, the day
is not far distant when the good old time
vnl come oa. k to us; when it will not re
quire a week's fishing to make a day's
inn nd trolic, but may rtqmre two ne
;r. fellows to carry the fi-h m me."
Sadlersviile, Tenn., Ma1 ch 2!) It77.
Nashville and Cairo
T. O. RYMAN, Superintendent.
for ;irksvUle, Padaenh nml t'nlro
The new and elegant passenger steamer
C. V. ANDERSON, will leave -Nashville for
he above poiutHevry Tuesday, at t r. M.
The SDlendhl orissenger steamer, CET.TXA,
wiil leave for the above points every Thurs
day Bt 4 P. M.
Tim new and elegant steamer KT)TtY
VILLE will leave Nashville for. the above
points every Saturday, at 4 p. M.
Fjich bont makes close connection at Ia
rlhcah wilh Upper Ohio River boats, and al
Cairo with llrst-class steamers for New Or
leans and ail points on laoiiwer Mississip
ni. Hneclal inducements ottered to emi
grants to all points in Arkansas and Texas
and the Northwestern Territories.
an2tMoi (Jen. Agent, No. 0 Broad Kt.