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THE HERALD AXD MAIL.'
Friday Morning, September 14, 1877.
1TS"?TS C? T2S WEE2.
Senator Morton has had a relapse.
The latent is that the Kussianfc
liave not taken Plevna.
California luw ne Demm-raOc,
jvn.l EP.igy Siirjie-int will step down
ami out .
An t-niMtion of the voleano of Ca
ti.paxi South Aiu-riia, caused the
l:itli of ahout one hundred Jt-ople,
11 ii 1 in lit- i cattle.
Mr. Jlaye, sucornai)icd Iy a ma
jority of the inenilicrs of his Cabinet,
will lie in Nnshviilc on next Wednes
day. Probably Mr. Key willattompt to
exiilain that "crriinr" wm-li of bis
(Jambeiti, the peat Republican
leader of France, has reeently been
tried, lined and sentenced to three
months imprisonment for saying in
hp;vi'h at Iiille:
mit to the deci.
'MaeMahon must sub
on of the nation or re-
If the New York Hi raid had !ccn
JiirlitiiiLT in the present (-..astern war it
w.mld have made hash of Turkey
Ion;; since. In a i:ijcr way, it daily
points ont bow and why the Turks
should lie dcfi'atcd. The wish i-i of
eo'.irse f irther to the thought.
I he ledum ot Mate oIIiccth in
Mai ;n resulted in the re-election of
Conner, Iladical, by about 0,0(0 jna
jorily a considerable falling oil'. The
JJcniocratie candidate miyht have
lieni elected if lie had not endorsed
Hayes and his fraudulent title.
We an- gratified tolenm thatGcn,
jieuroru j-oitcsi, -wnose jicami iiaa
la-en in a very precarious condition for
Home time past, is v.nw reported as im
proving and hoi s are entertained of
bis P-covery. Should tliis result be at
tained the whole nation will receive it
Paris, Texas, was almost entirely
destroyed by tire on tie; .Ust of All-
g:ust, y;."n,(:n) worth of jiroerty lieinj
destroyed. The Paris J 're says Tny
lor Pound started the lire by saturatiii;
a small room in the I sick part of the
CUy Saloon with coal oil, and throw
iiitf a lighted match into it, say i up:,
"Now, d n her, let her go!"
J. 1. (.'. Atkins, liv invitation of
the IeniKra.tic lOx'-etitive Committee
of Ohio, will deliver several soeches
in t'nat Stale in Oi toU r next, whih
en route t; Wasliinlou ( 'ity. His ar
iN:ntmenis wiii lie t iucinnntl, I love-
land Mid probably Columbus, Ohio,
He is very hopi ful of the political situ
ation at present undsanmiiiie of bril-
liant IH'mociMtic victories in the ' tu
Diaz is unable to suppress the Mex
lean deire lat ioiss upon the Texas lior-
der, and it now s-tajid-" our jroveru
inent in hand d siijijircss iJiein for
bim. To (hat end :i distinguished
young; Texan, Hon. W. II. Melx-avy
has tendered the services of a regiment
of volunteers to the ( Jo ci nor of Tex
as, ami proposes to follow and
the thieves, even if he should
pursue them to (he ci!y of the
1 it'll. i. (i. IMIilVll, Ol fslUirt.l, S1V8
While County has n surplus of fifty
thousand nn.-ln Is of wheat and lorty
inousaini iiii-iM-i's 01 corn, now noing'
fed to hogs for want of an outlet to
market. He h is raised $.!, 0O0 liv
suliser;i iii to finish the It. II. from
.MC.linuviilel; ii:uta, mid Jie is now
trying t get tiie N., C. A St. Tiouis
It. to help complete the road to Sparta
The oi l ( ieiieral is a glorious old man
an 1 i s greatly Is-lowd by the Maury
v oiuuv onys mar were un-.icr mm
during the w:ir. Cen. Whitthorm
fays'Vn. I ; I ;! I is an able nd valua
lile mcinixT of Congress able, hone
G:y. Pcrtar Epeaks.
On Ins way trick from the meeting
of Covcrnors at Philadelphia, (iov
Porter was interviewed tit Cincinnati
by an .''";' reporter. We give an
terest ing port ion oT the interview :
"Ah, now, iiivi rnor, vou are get
timr upon an important lxiint, tile
S mi ilel II poiil
of if. "
What do you think
"I think it is a good tiling, just what
was long ao iiccdti. Jt is the verv
joiiit upon which we made our fight a
year :u;, ami to which we have felt
that we miiM come; that every State
must be allowed m man.'ige its own
aliairs, political and social, without
the interference of standing armies or
government forces n carry elections
against the public will. We felt, sir, it
M as (he general sentiment of the peo
ple t i .tit we must have this, and that if
Sou ih Carolina and Louisiana have
f heir ow n governments as demanded
at the ballot-box by the people, that
we, as h part of the great South of
which they were representative sec
tions, jutly demanded the recogni
tion of their rights, v hieh rights Presi
dent I layi s and bis Commission have
Im-oii toned by public sentiment,
jigainst the will of the Commission, to
"You think (hen thai the Commis
"1 think that the Inii-ian:i Commis
sion went down there with the deter
nii'.i ition of givingthc government ot
tiie Slate to Packard, if jwissilile. Put
that it saw that it would, in view of
Diil'lic sentimeiil. be imjMissible. There
isn't (ho slightest doubt that Nicholis
was (he property elected Jovernor."
"And that being the case, does it
exactly 'consist that the vote of the
Stab-was given to Haycv.'''
(iov. Porler shiuggcd bis shoulders
and counted the squares in the Hoor in
his immediate vicinity. "The vote of
the Sixte undoubtedly b-Ionged to 1 1 1
den and Nicholis," he said: "Iouisi
nna undoubtedly held the key of the
situation, but unfortunately" and he
fell to counting the squares in the floor
.Speakiier of keys, (Jovernor, your
friend l'-siu;t--!cr ' ciicral Key seems
to be taking to New Ung'land Ix'iins
and lloston brown bread widi a re
markable decree of kindness."
"Yes," said the ( ioveruor, and little
shadow passed across his handsome
face, "ju.-t a (rifle tx much so, we
think, if he is eoi n et ly rtporled."
"Yoiilliiuk i'ot.iastcr Key's aflin
ity just a (riile strained, doyen?"
" Yes, it does not please our people
(oany great extent. Italher on the
contrary. His utterances if correctly
rejMirtcd, can have no special signifi
cance, as neitht r he nor r.ny other
Southern man entertaining sue h opin
ions could I save any following among
the I leinoi ra(s ot the South."
"No; our people look at it in a man
lv spirit and will eat no dirt."
"'And are your people enthusiastic
over tun-nopuiar Kent uckianT'Covcrn-
"Ami do tla.v anticipate his elec
tion?" k-P..: itivclv. Many of them know
him personally and on business
groiiui!-, and they are sure that la' is
(lie man for (Jie' place, and that the
.. . .i -fi . .i...t..
people Ol 1U" win si iov. men j;oini
(aChse byyiving; thv' place to thciuuu
Tfrtei' Heep'EeyV Sp'eecn at Hariett;
Hayes ami Key, on their way South,
stopped at Marietta, Ohio, to attend si
Soldier's Re-uri ion. Lriahwas called
on to speak by his master Hayes, and
sjKike iw follows: - .'
Fellow-citizens: ,1 apix-nr lx'fore
vu .under peculiar circumstances.
Yoli'have assembled here to recite the
victories which you have won in for
mer days, atid to recount the triumph
ant results which, you achieved. I ai-
jiear before you as one of the soldiery
from 'whom votii victories were won,
your, .triiunplis . achieved; but,, my
menus, tlie cordiality witli which. 1
have lieen received makes nie forget
that we have ever leeii enemies, and
I assure you 1 would much rather
meet you as l meet you lu re to-day.
us friends, than in the eonflietof arms,
as you have Is-cn met heretofore Ap
plause. Mv friends, the Hag 1 fought
for four years has disapiieared from
the face of the earth. The govern
ment I attempted with my compeers
to establish is no more. Ve have but
! Hag, and that floats over every
foot of our territory. We have but
one Constitution, and that is the Con
tention as it is cheers:
Our quarrel, my Iriends, was in
herited. Slavery was established bv
the Constitution of our fathers, ft
was established by the men of the
North us well of the South. It was a
relic of a former age. As the ages
progressed, as the country progressed,
the tree stntes became profoundly im
pressed with the idea that slavery was
wrong, that it was a great national
crime, that it was the sin or the ag
that H was a sin against heaven and
lilierty. (A voice, "and it was.")
The ieople of the South had been edu
cated under different ideas. Their
statesmen uikui their platforms' de
fended it and their ministers liefore
holy altars taught the ieople that it
was right, and the lieopje ot the South
ern States believed it was right. A
conflict from time to time, a conflict
of opinion, grew up. We had adjust
ments. We had the Missouri com
promise and the compromise of 1H50,
hut vet it would not suit. At last,
free ideas so far prevailed that .Lincoln
was elected to the J residency ot the
United States. The people of the
South, afraid the institution of slavery
was in danger, said: "We have de
bated this quarrel in the legislative
halls, on the stump, in the judiciary
tribunals; we have debuted it every
where, and now let us light it out
They took up their arms, and they
said: " e leave these debatable que
tions to the 1 over of arms and the
sword," and we fought and fought
and fought bravely. Kach section of
the country fought for what it thought
was right. Cheers.
What was the result? Why the
South was defeated, and as men and
soldiers they were liouiid to submit
with good grace to the result and to
admit that the result was right, and
that the tribunal they had selected
had decided the controversy against
them. min, tins is the victory; this is
the triumph. The verdict was against
us; the judgment was pronounced
against us, and what was if; Jt was
put in the three amendments to the
Constitution. The first declared that
slavery should no longer exist any
where in this broad land. The second
declared that every man liorn in the
United States should le a citizen ot
the United States. All men, white or
black, were made equal liefore the
law. Not only this, hut they declared
that the public debt of the United
SUites should never lie repudiated
They declared that no claims should
lie made for emancipated slaves. They
declared, in short, that we should Ik? a
free country, that the Hag of the Union
should be the Hag of the people every
where, and to-day we have but one
country, but one Hag, but one Union,
and that Union is inseparable. (.Croat
Ik the next Congress means business
and wants toaflord relief to theieople,
let it at once rojieal the resumption act
rcnioneti.e silver, regulate the tarilf
laws, reduce the army to ten thousand
men, and then adjourn. By so doing
it will ellcct more real good than if it
were to consume months in declaim
tions about the lalior troubles. They
have arisen from the fact that the
wages of la I mrcrs have lccn reduced
and tneir iamuies orougnt to the verge
of starvation on account of the mi
nous financial policy of the Republican
party, a policy that takes from the
poor man that little he hath and gives
it to the Wall street autocrat who al
ready has heaps of gold stored in Ids
collers, a policy that makes the poor
poorer, and the rich, rieher,"and sta
nates all kinds of business save that of
sjieciilation in government security
The Ccniine-cacf the Scuth.
INVw York Ilera'd.l
On the 1st of SepteinlKT of each year
the newspapers in the cotton State
regularly publish an elaborate review o
the trade ofthcirrcsiiectivecities. AV
have before us these annual rejxirt
lor ew urieans, i. nariesron, savan
nah and Memphis, (he four lead in
centres ot the cot ton trade. e sui-
pose the reason why the 1st oftseptem-
lier is selected lor these elaimrate an
nual reviews is that, more nearly than
any other date, it marks the beginning
ot the cotton trade in the new croj
A few si-attering bales or a few bun
dred bales are received during the lat
ter half of the month of August, and
on the 1st of Septemlier the new sea
son is regarded as having fairly om-n
ed. These annual reviews include
not only cotton, the chief staple, but
sugar, rice, tobacco, grain, provisions.
fruits and all the articles which make
up the mass of Southern trade, They
are valuable collections ot statistics,
for they give in exact figures all the
receipts and shipments of the preced
ing year, with bibles showing the in
crease and decrease in each article in
comparison with previous years. Be-
sides tins careiui array or statistics
these review discuss the causes which
have atl'ccted trade and seeulate with
more or lers intelligence on the pros
pects of the opening year.
The review of the business of the
last year shows a decline in the cotton
trade, owing to a somewhat shorter
crop than in they ear which preceded
1 be cotton trade ot Charleston, how
ever, increased by ahout fifty thousand
Imles, while that of New Orleans, Sa
vannah and Memphis has con
sidcramy declined. 1 ins Is ac
counted for by an increasing tendency
to send cotton to the Atlantjcsealioiird
by rail instead of shipping It by tin
Mississippi jciver, and Charleston is
lietter situated than Savannah for the
railway tratlic. The business of the
latter citv, however, was impaired by
the alarming epidemic which prevail
ed in the bight of the cotton season.
Savannah is a very enterprising citv
and does not despairof becoming again
what she once was the second cotton
exiHirting citv in the South, New Or
leans, of course, lieing the first. At
present Charleston is ahead of her.
The statistics of cotton prod uc( inn
since (he war have an interesting bear
ing on the success of the new labor
system of (he South.
A Tennessee Trotter In New Ycri.
Alice West, by Alniout, dam by
Maiiibrino Chief, owned in Columbia,
Tenn., won (ho tirs( and second heats
in the four year old colt stake, in '2:S'A
and ''4 at Klootwood Park, last Sat
urday, but the judge set her back in
lioth' heats fur running. She took the
fourth heat in :.'7, when darkness
caused a jiostponcinent of the race,
which was to have lioen trotted out
yesterday, l-'xl (Jeers drove Iter.
JWmJtt Ulc llumirr.
Cattle Eyirg iy Wholesale in Bedford.
A gentleman from Shelbyville told
an Ahic icait rciiorter, yesterday, that
the cattle of Bedford county are' dying
or dry murrain, a disease brought into
the county by Texas and Alabama cat
tle. His father had losf Suihi worth of
cattle, and on Ids own pla-e from two
to three died daily. It was the
same way with other cattle, and the
farmers were greatly alarmed about
it. The disease has assumed a sort of
t pidcjuiv fyi'iu. -Ama-iwa,
ITo Confirmatory News cf tie Defeat and
fciwgater at txer&a.
AlHicugi. "Wiliest Snmors Are la Ciicula-
; , turn at Vienna. .
Ix)xixjx, Sept. 11. A correspondent
under date, "before Plevua, Saturday,
o p. sr., nays: ine iiussians nau,
during t?T; night, gained a large piece
of ground in the direction of Grivica,
and a battery of siege guns had been
built on an elevation svithin easy range
of the redoubt. At sunrise that bat
tery came into action with those of the
advanced battery and sent its fire
sweeping down; into the redoubt,
which could not reply to the siege lot
tery, the range heiner too long. 8o it
pounded away at the field batteries on
the ridge, but practice was not good,
and few casualties occurred. The
ltussian siege battery made admirable
practice sit the Uriuica redoubt, which
is the key to the iosition. The assault
was intended to begin yesterday after
noon at 5 o'clock, but owing to delays
the troops were not in esition by the
appointed time. Kvery where now
they are in position, waiting tor the
word. Towards noon the Itussiau
infantry pushed forward in skirmish
ing order, driving hack the outlying
Tuaks. The artillery followed and
came into action at short range. The
Turkish return fire, chiefly directed at
the Hussiaii first line of artillery, Is
very heavy, but little Jiarm is done.
Further on the left, to the crest of the
range lieyond liadisovo, which was
one array ol held batteries, the nring
was very heavy, the Turkish shells I
doing great damage among the gun
ners and filling ttcbiml on the in
fantry on the reserve slope. At 1
o'clock the Iiussians advanced toward
the Turkish jK-sition, ami, continued
to fire, somewhat slacking. The fire
must have reached into Plevna.
There are no indications of an assault
to-day, I iK'lieve it will be com
menced to-morrow ufternoon. The
Jlussian cannon isdrawingclosearound
the Turkish positions, but the test will
not be with cannon, but with the
prowess of men. The losses are much
heavier to-day than yesterday."
I.ATKST KKCJARMXG PIEVXA.
Loxnox, Sept, 12 6 A. si. There is
no news from Plevna, although at
Vienna the wildest reports are current
of its capture and of prodisrious slaugh
ter of Turks; One of these reports
even says ()sman Pasha is a prisoner.
A Vienna correspondent says thej re
ports a I Kut the fall of Plevna, which
have Ik'cu traced to l'ounianian
sources, have not been confirmed from
any side. It is variously surmised
that the Russians, having approached
within striking distance, are awaiting
the movements of their turning col
umns, which are supposed to have
lxoii sent to the flank and rear of
Plevna; or that the Turks may have
fortified Plevna so strongly that it Is
only to lie taken by gradual approach".
1 he whole plan ot the attack may
thus have to lie changed.
It is stated from Bucharest that the
Russians have removed the bridge at
Piergos and taken it to Pelroscan,
higher up the river.
A Vienna special says the departure
of .Mehemet AH Iroin the center of his
army for the left wing looks as thougl
an advance from the Liom is again to
lie made from that side. Mehemet
AH has gone to Zarnasandlrr, and an
action is impending to the Avest of
CAFT7&Z OF PLEVNA BY THE &T7SSIAKS
Eighty Thousand Infantry and Ten Thcns
and Cavalry the Attacking Force.
The Turks in Full Eetreat, and the Los,
Said to he Enormous.
pasha ok srrssn.stAx
Yokk, Sept. 0. The Turkish
Minister furnisPes the following: "In
view of the various accounts circulat
ing ahout the origin ofOsman Pasha.
the Turkish Legation has the honor to
inform the press that the Marshal of
that name was ltorn in Asia Minor of
Tilt: l Al'l t liK OK PbEVXA
Ixi ox, Sept. 10. The Manchester
Kxaminer republishes the following
dispatch announcing the capture of
Plevna by the Russians :
Sistova, Sunday night, Sept. 0
l ins mornmgan artacK on an sides o
Plevna was commenced, and was con
United throughout the dav
By (J o'clock in the evening the town
of Plevna was in the hands of the Rib
sians and the Turks were in full retreat
in great disorder,
The losses are enormous, but the de
tails arc not yet leceived.
A correspondent telegraphing from
I'oredm gives the names of the vari
ous corps and brigades composing the
armv before Plevna
This shows there are 80,000 infantry
including 28,000 Roumanians. The
cavalry number 20,000, including 4,00
With the addition of the latter arms
of the service, there is a comjiact, well
out plied army or about lUtKuoo men,
with guns, including sledge artil-
The greater part of the army has the
advantage ot having already heen un
Some indication of a turning move
ment was suggested when Prince
Mertenisky took Bovatz, but the sug
gestion was deceptive.
The course of the attack promises to
lc almost identical with that pursued
on previous. occasions.
SURRKSDEH OF XTKfirKA
Vikxxa, Sept. 0. A Cuttaro special
reivirN that Niksika, with nineteen
guns, has surrendered unconditionally,
but the garrison and inhabitants were
allowed to withdraw to Gatsehko.
TIIK RfSSfiS KCSTCrtriv AKSIY
BrcHAitEST, Sept. ! The whole
Russian Rustchuk army has taken up
fresh and less extended lxisitions
These positions are probably in the
neighborhood of Biela. v
A Leading Striker Arretted.
Nrrw Yonic, Sept. 11. Walter
Kaehline, late chairman of the griev
ance committee ot the striKingnremen
on the -'-lorris it rsex Railroad, was
arrested last night at Phillipsburg, N.
J., charged with inciting riot during
the late strike.
( 'r xfi nx ati, Sept- 11. This morn
ings advices mini luelimond, Jnd.,
are to tiie eiiect that senator .Morton
lias recovered from the tenijxirary re
lapse of yesterday, but his lrieiuls ore
verv anxious aUiut him. President
Haves will visit the Senator Thursday
Ir. Thompson, at 0 o'clock to-night,
reports no visible change in Senator
Would net E-eesgnize the Scoundrels.
From tbe Toledo Democrat.
A Democrat from Southern Ohio,
who ought to In in lietter business,
was showing Wells and Anderson of
the lMiisiana Returning Board around
Put-in-Bay yesterday, and on ap
proaching tbe Beobe House m com
pany with the infamous pair, hailed
the lion. F. H. Hurd, intending, no
louht, that Mr. Hurd should join him
in extending courtesies to ins com
pany, but "Our rrank," spurning!
such s-ietv, with a wave of his hand
turned his luick and entered the hotel.
Frank would not recognize the scoun
Sf.xatok fx! AU-S of Kansas, who
is generally disgusted with the con
servative doings oi the Administra
tion, grew somewhat sarcastic, the
other dav, at Iz-a v en worth, when lie
aid: "When a reiientant rebel is
lgcd as a Cabinet Minister and made
ohioi aimiciion oi a peripaieue meun
geric, called on at every railroad sta-
tion and inH'iied to sjeaR ins little
leclamaiion like a Haughty pupil by
his mitster, telling the multitude that
he h:is lieon very wicked, but means to
do U tter, and holies In time to lie a
good Yankee, the spectacle la edifying
Goldsmith Haid's Trot at the Fair Ground
Yosterday Tie Crowd Bhsatisfied,
ISpeclal Dispatch to t .e Courier-Journal.
Lexisqtox, Sept. 10. Goldsmith
Maid's trot at the Fair Grounds to-day
was not a success. The. trpek, owiig
to rams in the morning, was heavy.
The time was therefore slow. Only two
miles were trotted, the first in -Ml
and the second in W, with running
mate, a thoroughbred out of Mr.
Forte's stable. The crowd w as large
and mightily dissatisfied with Bud
Xoble's performance. - .
A llonument to Gen. Janes E. Eaiss. ,-
I am surprised to learn that no
monument marks the last resting
place, in your city cemetery, of Gen.
James E. Rains, thau whom a truer
or more chivalrous soldier did not
yield up his life for hLscountry's cause.
1 feel that it wold lie A fitting tribute
to his memory if the surviving mem
bers of his old (the 11th Tennessee)
regiment would erect a suitable monu
ment over the grave of their gidlant
colonel, and I am willing to contribute
for that purpose. I would lie glad if
Gen. G. V. Gordon, his gaLkuit and
chivalrous successor to the colonelcy
of the 11th Tennessee Regiment, would
call a reunion of the surviving mem
Ikts, that we may take this and other
matters into consideration. I suggest
that we meet in Nashville, Oct. 2, 1. i,
and I respectfully rt quest the
Springfield Hcconl, Clarksville Cltron
irr, SVaverly Journal and Columbia
Herald and Mail, to copy this and
oblige an ex-member of the 11th Ten
nessee Regiment. J. (!. Borrox,
kOHELL'S lOHKK MILL.
Septemlier came in very stormy and
quite pleasant. Bast Sunday night
was stormy. Fodder-pulling is quite
uncertain; almost all that has lieen
pulled is now ruined by the rains.
The cotton crops in our neighlior
hood are not to be bragged on; but we
have as fine grass in them as could lie
expected, owing to the season. The
caterpillers are eating all the leaves,
and cutting off" the small liolls. On a
good many crops there is very little
Our corn will not near come up to
last year's crop.
There will lie a great deal of wheat
sown this Fall. The farmers are turn
ing all their stubble. George Cannon
is turning his stubble with four horses
to the plow, lie uses the large Chill
The county convicts will still contin
ue on the Sowell mill pike.
Our enterprising young merchants,
W. J. Sowell and Tommy Hardison,
will open a large and well selected
stock of family groceries ond drygoods
soon. Thev are going to have a large
storehouse built this Fall.
Mr. Richard Jackson, living in the
Rock Spring neighborhood, came near
losinc three of his little children last
week by eaing Red Precipitate, which
they found upstairs in an old trunk
that Mr. Jackson's father used to put
pajiers and any little medicines in for
safe keeping. The contents of the trunk
had not been carefully examined since
the death of the old man. The chil
dren found it in the chest, and think
ing it was sugar commenced to eat it.
It was soon discovered that there was
something the matter with the chil
dren; I)r. Inig was sent for immedi
ately, but before he arrived at Mr.
.I-ii kson's the children had vomited
all the poison up. Tiny are all well
from the elt'ccts at this time. It Is very
dangerous for persons to keep jHiison
altout where children can get to it.
Simon Johnsou killed a very large
rattlesnake last Sunday near Akin's
school-house. It had twelve rattles
and a button.
Some lad I toys played ofl'a trick on
Uncle JerT Rieves not long since. lie
is as afraid of a snake as anybody can
lie. Some one iixtl up a large letter
and a little ground snake some six or
eight inches long i n an envelope, ad
dressed to "Mr. T. J. Rieves, So well's
Mill." Uncle Jell", thinking he was
going to have the pleasure of hearing
from some old friend, sat down in the
liack room of Billy Sowell's store, tore
oK-n the envelope, and out ran the
snake. It came near getting in his
iHisom; if it had Uncle Jeii' would
Measles and whooping-cough very
bad in the noighlmrhood, mostly
among the colored jn'ople.
Our schools are full. Parson Usse
ry is teaching at Rock Spring. His
school is very large he has the assis
tance of his wife.
Miss Sallie (Jrillirt is teaching at
Akin's school-house. She has a lull
school. She has many large boys go
ing to her school, but she keeps good
order. AH the patrons are well ple:is
ed with Miss Sallie. She is a graduate
of the Columbia Athenaeum.
Wes. Smith, Green Rieves, Jim
Cook, and Will Hayes will have to
put up more eatables for next year.
They all have loy apiece. I think
Green has six liesides the balry one.
Drs. Ixmg and Sharlier are very
busy day and night. Sorry to say
they are'both in had health.
A protracted meeting will com
mence at Rock Spring church the 4th
Sunday in this month.
Billv Scott and George Irvine have
rented the Osltorne farm for five hun
dred and fifty dollars.
Dick Beavtms will finish the grad
ing on the pike by the middle of Octo
ber, if the weather will keep dry.
Oxce ix a While. ,
How varied arc the scenes of human
life, with its light and shaded skies;
its joys, its sorrows, its truth and its
falsehood. The morning of existence
may dawn in the radiant beauty of
the sun-light of hope, and the angelic
sweetness of innocence may sleep for
a time, unconscious of aught, save the
whisperings of love, or the music
tones, perhaps from the Spirit-land.
Yet, ere a few years glide away, the
misty shadows of this inconstant
world will fall all around, ami child
hood's bright and sminvdream is sxm
broken by the distant roar of "coming
misfortune," The thoughtless girl,
whoso tiny hands have done little else
than gather the rarest, sweetest flow
ers, or chase the brighr-winged butter
fly as it shis the nectar from the tulip's
golden bowl; and when she is at last
weary reclines beneath the fragrant
lower of prosperity, "to dreain if all
things beautiful," wMl, in a short
time, be startled from her peaceful
reverie, bv darkening skies, now In
tereepting her delighted eye, and she
awakes with a consciousness, that she
is over-shadowed with the mistv
shades of disappointment, or the sad
aud sable drapery of keen and bitter
The strong and hoiieful man, as be
toils lieneath the light and heat of the
noon-day's Sun; and by industry has
liea lied his chest of shining ore, with
which he nope to buy all of this life's
varieties, will after a time, find that
the "glittering dust cannot relieve"
the longing heart, nor illumine the
darkened chain I his of melancholy
thought, made cheerless by the long
misty shadows or doubts and fears.
Indeed, there is nothing lieneath the
smiling skies that is not sometimes
over-cast or intercepted by the sail
contingencies and sudden reverses,
that we arc here subject to. i-.von the
hristian, as he strives to follow m the
path, -which is lighted by the guiding
star of hope, often loiters by the way
and rinds that the misty shadows of
temptations cause him to grope for the
still glimmering ray, wh'udi points
and leads to the source of all lib lit,
where the weary soul, when freed
from its mortal tenement, wiil ever
bask in the unchanging brightness of
a Saviour's smile. Ve, 'tis there jilone,
thatVadiant, lieautlft.il, eternal light,
remains unbroken by clouds of dis
tress and remorse, which, ujion all thins
tcmiioral, hang their drapery of misty
In Heaven then, all will lie peace
and love, uiiininglil with pain. "And
there shall le no night there; and they
need no candle, neither light of the
Sun, for the JLiord God giveth them !
-""- "" Letter frra Florida.
Bkooksvilxk, fia., Aug. 13, 1877.
Br. W. W. Cochran Dear Doctor:
Yours of the 3rd arrive d last night,
ADd jUHt an I expected,
I've looked it o'er with all my might, .
tfoilttmp have I detected.
Old Job had many trials, jou bet.
Nor did Jus pat ience lull;
But then, he bad no atmnp to get
lliit letters ofl' by man.
But if you for"" an instant supposp,
that I would continue to write poetry
to as unappreciative, matter-of-fact
man as you are,, permit me to say that
you are mistaken for 1 take you to
be, - '
Just such a man , .
As Shakespeare places under ban;
for haviug "uo inu3io.in his soul" and
only "lit for treasons, stratagems and
spoils." , I
2s ow, one more hit, and I'll let you I
down easy. , .
A contract now, with yon I'll make,
And keep it firm mid true;
If you will atl ttntr physic take,
I'll quote uo (iifto lou
My lietter half, is much oblige for
your kind suggestion of "canning and
pickling" me, but begs to say, that her
receipt Ixiok assures her that she can
not successfully can or pii-klc da marcd
fruit or flesh. Isow I am safe, and
don't I owe. an everlasting debt of
gratitude to tha author of that receipt
book? I shall consider it my sacred
duty when Mrs. Dr. C, arrives in
Florida, to urge her to. procure, as
speedily as possible, a copy of that
liook, for it will save her an immense
deal of trouble, labor and vexation, in
case she should attempt to jtratcrvc
With the thermometer at J8 degrees
in Use shade, and no cool place within
five hundred miles of us, aint it "good
for evil" totalk about ice-cream to us?
Tell Misses M. and Ij. that in their
ancient history, Uiey have doubtlessly
read how old Tantalus, while being
consumed with thirst was plunged into
a river, the waters of which only
reached his chin, but could not touch
his ti)tiet and kept in that position
until he died, and if they don't think
they have lieen tantalix'inc us by otter
ing us ire-cream when they knew we
wanted it "ever so bad," and couldn't
get it. You may further more hint
to them, that when they arrive in
Florida, and I can get them up to my
lieautiful C'hissohowiska Spring, they
will find the water deeper than it was
in old Tantalus' river.
Now, I am liound to make a good
friend to Miss "Helen Mar" for the
very name always carries me liack to
my bright and joyful lioy-hood days,
when the "Scottish Chiefs" afforded
ine more genuine pleasure than any
lMik I had ever read. Yes, tell her
that I cannot offer her a "Sir Vi!lhm
Wallace" or evi ii a "gentle Kdwin
lluthven," and h she proves as brave.
as true, as patient and as lovely as her
name-sake, forma, nor no other
land can furnish he with a "lieaux"
that would be worthy of her. 15ut if
it lie in my power to add to her pleas
ure anu nappmese, my services will
always be at her command.
Your hearing of "sickness about F't.
Dade," need give you any alarm,
for owing to the extreme heat of the
weather in June end Julv, (the se
verest ever known in Ilorida, ) follow
ed by rams and cool weather, would
necessarily pniduce some sickness, but
oniy oi rnat mud typo winch readily
yields to common remedies and less
exposure. And I expect that youv
i i i ., j , .
uo ji,i e ueeu uoiKlllg too liaru in
H. l....i.., -.1 ,
ii. e iieaicu w earner, and exposing
iiiemscivet, too much, .hout lirooks-
viile we have also had slight attacks
ol fever, but nothing to call hcXwkk.
The attention of the whole world
seems to lie directed to Florida, and if
one-tenth of the people get here tin
winter, who say they are coming, w:
in scarcely nave room to settletheno.
And if your "(,iles county families"
only take a look over this eountv.thev
would never purchase land on ".Lake
lhe farmers are now gathering corn,
pu-Kuig cotton aud planting sweet
potatoes. The cotton crop is the best
we ever had; no rust, eatterpillar or
any other iiest has troubled it this
i am lining up my garden . lor win
ter vegetables. ill plant next week,
Irish jMitatoes, corn, beans, cabbage,
turnips, lieets, etc.
I neglected to tell you that we have
p-.itean acquisition to our Jirooks
ville society. Dr. I.owrv and family,
from Illinois a splendid doctor, culti
vated and refined gentleman, and
good company. He is getting all the
practice that is done.
i ur enure, county is iK'set by yan
kets engaging ami buying up" every
orange they can hear of, giving $l.l2o
Eer lot). Iow at this rate, won't we
e rich in a year or two more?
T. S. C-OOCiLEK.
riTTsnvKts, l'A., Sep. Srd, 1S77.
. As I am in the land of the Philis
tines, I thought I would write you a
line or two and worry your readers a
little. Pittsburg looks very sickly
after the strike, especially along
the Pennsylvania Central. I re
memlier very well how things looked
around the deiiot "before the
war." The Union Deiiot was one of
the finest structures ot the kind on the
continent. Ot its inside, it had hotel
accommodations, up and down the
linn there were immense sheds and
warehouses over beyond there were
engine sheds, work shops etc. Near
by was one of the largest aud talles:
grain elevators on tiie continent: in
fact, all around you could sec the
prodigality of wealth, and prosperity.
But, alas, alas, how euauged. I lere
you see a mass of iron roils, beams,,
wheels, scraps,etc, thedebrisof burned
oars; yonder, a pile ot brick, chaired
timbers and calcined rocks, the re
mains of buildings that once were, and
now and then a brick smoke-stack
stands out alone like some wearied
sentinel surveying the surrounding
desolation. The Pittsburgcrs liegin to
know "how it is themselves." It,
jsosion anu i-nieago, reminds me so
much of some Southern cities as they
looked during and at the close of the
war. lut capital and energy will
rsion repair the spoil and waste. There
are a class of demagogues all through
lue states that pander to the vicious
propensities of the great "unwashed,"
purling the Irish Fenians, gushing
ntxiut Ireland's wrongs,oppression and
tyranny of the "Blarsted Uriti.-h" and
and their bloated aristocracy, etc."
Well the old proverb is true. .''The
devil's chickens come home to roost."
Pittsburg and other t daces North, has
had a sjiecimeu of the gentie Fenian
ami mud commune internationalist
to the tune of about a hundred million
of dollars. iiliefiquicat i pacfl."
You can tell a stranger from a native
Pittsburger very well, by u little oli-
servation. The stranger's visage has
little black lines up and down and
across, like Jacob's speckled cattle
caused by the descent of small particles
of soot wliich come dowu as softly and
gentle as the footfalls of the midnight
nioujuito, these the uninitiated stran
gers attempts to brush off", said effort
results in a black streak. The know
ing native knows lietter he has his
mouth trained so well that he can
blow off tbe specks as soon as they
alight, and no damage is done.
Afore on the cofumn.
Murphy, the temperance man, did
very little good or else he did not slay
long enough when he was here, for
during yesterday's walks to and from
church, 1 saw at least, a dozen drunk
en men, m every state aud stage o'
drunk hilarious, jovial, sentimental.
combative, mawkish, stupid, htagger
ing and prostrative. I think there
was only one thing needed to have
made the whole thing a perfec t suc
cess, mat Is, if Jntsbur g i,aj only
known that Gen. Joe Ik Woodsidea
and Sam It. Watklns mirht .hiv
Ix'cn em Joyed instead of allowing
them to waste their sweetness and
oratoiy iiikjii tha sober air of old
.Maury. '1 hits it is. neonle nerish for
lack of knowledge and the lest laid
pluusof mice and men go aft agley.
: Mokk Asox.
W. R. JOHNSTON,!!.
Has returned toColnmbla and rMnmnl
the practicof Denlslrv in nil its brannhnt.
oitice At tbe reAlUerice of Mrs. R. . Dew.
tUKUUi Street, sept. H-tf,
T. H. & W.
tJW. 25 PUBLIC SQUARE,
Respectfully announce to their customers and the trade generally
' that their assortment of
FALL AND WINTER
L O THIN
Is Complete, and will be
Xovel ties in Cut and Fabric are constantly being added. ITheir stock in the
City, and comprises every grade of goods, from the lowest to
' the highest, being adapted to the wants
of every buyer.
TO WHICH THEY INVITE SPECIAL
Win. iji' jTH.'uiiuii,y luiiirru inn nuireuK
ana Lewis Counties, that we tiuv. nell
(or Cfwli or Groceries; and the eif ijseiin of Columbia Ibat we keep on haiid a full supply of
provision ol an Kinds miner, kijus, uiilcsenn. f resn t rait and uy stern in HeaaonH. we
also wish to supply the citizens of Colombia witn coal, and we wiii kwii a full (supply on
hand the coming winter. In fact send,
burn, and we w ill deliver the same to your
TO THE CITIZENS OF COLUMBIA.
1 laving established an agency anl ropositorj for my eon! in your citv, I
vvonM lie plei.scl to supply you with coal the coining -winter with coiil that
I am sure wiii irive entire xaiiKfaetion. It has been fully tested in Nashville
ami many other markets, and gives universal satisfaction. All I ask is a teat
ana liave no fetirs ot the result. i-Mieciai
ders with SAM UKL IJ. WATKIN.S,
(iitlbrd's, or to me at my oftic-e, No. 52
JAMES M. ROBB,
sentl I-,"m. (ieneral Agent, Nashville, and entire (South,
V. 11. Luncaslcr et al., vs. John C. Lancas
ter et ui.
Pursuant to a decree of the Woinhlpful
CooDty Court, of Maury county, Teiinoswe,
rendered at its September term, 1ST7, in the
alMive styled cause, I will Bell to the highest
and best bidder, on the premises, on Satur
day, the 'Mb day of October, 177, the tract
oi land deweri tied in the pleadiUKs, situated
in the 4th civil district of Maury county,
Tnnewee, aud bounded aa follows: On the
north by the lands of John Ankles and
others, on t he east bv the lands of S. P. K-
Ing, John Kirk and other; on tbe nowth by
W. H. Bryant, and on the west by the ianda
of IS. F. Smith, containing two hundred and
sixty acres, more or less. Said land will be
sold In two or more tracts and as a whole,
rrnl the sale will he msxie to the highest and
best bidder, on a credit of one and two
vears, except, the sum of one hundred and
fifty dollars to pay cost and attorneys fees.
Nols with approved personal security,
bearing lDlerest from day of sale, will be re
quired of the purchaser or purchasers, and
a lieu retained to wecuro the payment
of the purchase money.
Sept. 14, 1877. A. N. AKlJJ, C. A C.
We want 40 loads of wood. A good load,
half a cord, of hickory, will secure the Her
ald for one year, II muat be brought sogn,
kept so through the Season.
mmm i mm,
ni itiaary, xnnrAnnii, uicKm&D, wiwrenrr huh
and eifhanse all kinds of Country I'roduce
tut yourf order for; something to eat or onal to
house at tbe lowest cash prices. Boptls-oin
' the Puzzle !
rates given by carload. lieave or
my Agent, at Watkins, MtIx;more &
North Cherry St., Nashville.
Colombia Lodge No. SI F. A. M.,
cm emiln et al.
Byvtrtneof a decree of the Honorable
Chancery Court at Columbia, Tennessee,
rendered at tbe April term. JK77. in the
above styled cause, I will, on the 1st day of
October, 1877, offer for sale at public outcry,
to ine mgnesiana oesr. oiuaer, at the court
house door In the town of Columbia, tbe
following described house and lot, to-wit: A
house and lot situated In said town of Co
lumbia, on the south side of Ninth street,
formerly Fprlng mrei't, and known as the
Methodist Parsonage, and bounded ms fol
lows: .Beginning at Oeo. D. Hodge's north
east corner, lunnlng east HO feet to Mrs. J.
ii. Bailey's nor:h-west corner; thence west
so feet; thence north liM feet to tbe begin,
ning. Hald boose and lot will be sold on a
creditor one and two years, tree from the
right and equity of redemption, which
right or equity is expressly cut otr. pur
chaser or purchasers will be required to ex
ecute noteja witb, sufficient security, with
Interest from dale at the rat of 0 per cent,
and a lien retained to secure the payment
of tbe purchase money notes.
An. 41, Un.- Ii. B, WorEK, C. AM,
We have in stock the Kentucky ("J
will do good work in stalk arid trashy
ARD Yv ARE
In addition toyi full line of Avery and Jlcikel Steel 1'Iows, we have the
Diamond Chilled Tlow. This Plow is tiie t-auie n'ze and ftjle of the Oliver
Chilled, and we warrant it os good in every re.ject. If on trial it should
not work satisfactorily, we will refund the money. Trice $11 with extra
We now have a full stock of Schutllor Wagons,
perior in many repeets to any other farm wagon
goods, we still keep all sizes of Tennessee Wagons.
A gixid etock on hand at the lowest
We have the largest stock of Saddles
82.50 to $20.00. Also, Leather, Bridles
J. F. Street & Co.,
12AST BIDE TUBLIU SQUARE,
in Drill, the only Drill jnaJo that
and warrant llicni sii
lunde. For low-priced
ever brought to Columbia,