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I. N. BAKNKTT. O. T. HUGHES.
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
umm-Un Wot Main Btreet, formerly oc
cupied by Thomas tsarueiu uau. i-o-ij
WALKER UREEN. H. S. THOMPSON.
Green & Thompson,
Attorneys at Law,
Will practice la all ine various '
Manry and adjoining counties. Sperlal at
tention given to collection. Jan.l-Hy.
J. B. Bond,
Attorney at Law-
Will p'actloa in
&aury and adjoining
O. W. Witherspoon,
Attorney at Law
Will attend with promptness to all Legal
Business entrusted to his care. In Manry and
adjoining counties. Strict attention lo col
lection and settlements of all kind. ()mc
Wbllttiorne Block. Jan. 28-7B-ly.
P. H. Southall, Jr.,
Attorney at Law-
(Special at.teiitlou given to collections.
Office: Vhittnorna Block. Jan. 1-78-ly.
A. M. LOOXEY.
Looney & Sykes,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Columbia, : : : Tennessee.
' W. C. Taylor,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
ifflcc: -With McDowell A Webster, Whlt
thorue Block. Jan. 1-78- y.
tiEO. C. TAYUtR. R. H. BANEOM
Taylor & Bansom,
Attorneys at Xaar?
And Solicitor! in Chancery,
V 1 1 1 practice lu Manry and adjoining
counties, nod In the Hnpreme and Federal
Courts st MSh vile. Mpectal attention given
to the collection of claims. Office: South
Hide public square.
John V. Wright,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
Col ii m I ia , Ten nesseo.
c-onw: Whltthorne Block, Vp-atalra.
A. M Hl'GHES.
A. M. HL'OHES, Jr. !
A. M. Hughes & Son,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
( 'olumbia, Tenneweo.
Will practice In the Courts of Manry and
adtuinn counties, and Supreme and Fed
eral Courts at Nashville. The strictest at
tention will hp given toall business entrust
ed to their care. Ortice: -South side West
Main street, 2nd door from the b(juare.
W. J. WEBSTER.
McDowell & Webster,
Attorneys at Law
J T WILLIAMSON
Attorney at Law,
Col ii i n I i , Ten 1 1 e-oe.
KOHT. M. MoJvAY.
McKay & Figuers,
ATTOHNEYH - A-T - IV W,
Col u n i hi a, Tail netisee.
Will pracf lee In Maury and adjacent coun
ties. Prompt atteutiou given to hustnea
entrusted to them. kj-'ICe: Brown block,
up stairs. No. 11' t south side public siuare.
J. T. I.. COCHRAN,
Anl Solirftor in Chancery.
Prompt, attentions to collections. Ofllce
N. t' i West Seventh Street, Columbia, Teu
ueMsee. eP' 77 ly.
Mtcrasj it L17 ni Sollcitcr ia Chucery,
orilce Ou the Kouth side of the Pouaref
with Wilkes & Bullock. febl-77-ly
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Kooni No. 21) Colonade Building.
XfASUVILLt:, ... TEN'N.
Will attend to all business entrusted to
his care with promptness. Kofers to Third
National Bank of Nashville. may 18-ly
J. W. McKISSACK,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Will attend strictly t- business entrusted
to him in anv of the courts or Maury and
Mdtolniuz counties, and in the Supreme and
Federal Courts at Nashville. Collections
and settlement of all kinds attended to
Offloe Whltthorne Block. mayl2-.
llss removed from New York to Colum
bia, Tennessee, where he will lu the future,
prsctice his profession. He can be seen at
all hours, when not professionally engaged,
at the oltice of Dr. Towler, North Main
Btreet, Columbia, Tenn. nov. 17-78-ly.
Houth Main Street,
C(j!mn'if, : : : Ttmicsscc.
Board Two Dollars Per Day.
Car"l8?pst huegies or saddle horses fur
nished nUtaUou U I lie vmvrlelpr.
First National Bank
Of Coluinljiii, Teiintee.
Does a General Banking and
T. W. KEESEE. President.
LVClt'S 1 'KIKIMON, Cashier.
i:. KVHN. T. W.TL RPIN.
"e liave in sto k a tirst-elass assort
BRET I S.
,U'Gt'n RK PH.ETONS.
J IMP SEATS,
Also Harness from
ijiia.oo to sioo.oo
t ur work is ftrst-clnss; the prices lower
than the siime kind of work can he bought
north of Columbia. KL'HN A TURI'IN.
Jntlemen M ho visit this estab'lshment,
iii lwnvs flml ttie ls-t artists In Colnm-
An .tone it.:ei.at.l style. All the I'm
j.ii. t..r 'K "
i:3MI1I1jMOT iiiii-" - ," i----'--4
THE AND M AIL.
By ALFRED S. HOESLEY,
v- I'1 - - - -
A SELECT SCHOOL FOR, YOUNG LADIES.
WOODBURN, WARREN CO., KY . f '
Term!, Tcr Session of 20 Weeks.
Board, Washing, Foul, lAgblit, Furnlsliefl
Rooms anil alteudanco ou rooms S!4J U)
Tuition, t.liroiiohntt lie Rleciflcd course
of study, including the Ancient RDd
Modern Languages, 2.' WJ
Incidental Fee, 1
Tuition In Music on Piano nr C4ultar,...N' 0
L'ss of Instrument in practice, Wi
Drawing and Paintlng,daily les.ou,... 1 M
m " trilwerkly lessons,- 10 00
Ministers' daughters will be charged only
ally dollars per seselon without the
Hibballi schiwl is hell In the OolU-ge
Chapel every Sunday morning, and preach
ing in the afternoou by ministers ot differ
Fifty dollars must be pail In advance, the
balance of the charges at the end of each
of each term. ....
The Fall Terra will begin ou the
First Monday in September, 1877.
V Q LAS
Lamps, Cutlery, Spoons, Castors,
"Window Sliades, Etc..
As low as they can be sold.Jand for Roofing, Guttering and Hepalrlug, call at
No. 9 South Main Street, .... COLUMBIA, TENN.
If vnu propose to build or Improve your property, call and examine our new stock, of
J uly i-.), 1877.
PIANOS, ORGANS MUSIC.
?tF' t ff -f'lfv S B fti
-. . ; ft
f I 'vJ! ? r
K ifca v A' ' lal t a V sJT -
ELv Hi 1ST jESL
nd nil kin.Is if Plain ami Fancy Slatintry, tit prices to suit all cus
tomers OtriT ' flit also fr the finest ami sweetest toneu Or-gau-THK
8MITJI AMERICAN. . .
CALL AND SEE HIM NO. 20 PUBLIC SITIARE, COLUMBIA, TENN.
The unlerijrmil liavin: pmrhn-el the stink of EDSAEL fe MeEWEN, aud
liaviny added to it conilcraily, are prepuretl to furnish
To the People of Maury and adjoining
PRICKS TO SUIT
Fornierlv v lth VA-aU k Mi Ewen, ttl
will continue to trade with him.
CTIILEED PLOW, and
AllB. -I J-o.
: ' . ' . , . ... -
CORPS OF TEACHERS.
11. F. CABELL, A. Ii., President.
Miss Ijou Arnold, ri1N Mollia Karr,
Miss Sallle Wilcox,- Mrs. B. F. Cabell,
and Mrs. E. Fields.
All the teachers reside in the same build
ing with the pupil. Tots fa vara the exer
cise ol that care and solicitude ot which
vouch ladies should not be deprived while
absent from the paternal roof. The rooms
are neatly car pen ted and conveniently fur
nished, and supplied with feather beds and
pilnws, solt donble blankets, heavy com-,
forts and comfortable wood fires. Though
Modern Lianguaves French, and German),
are marked lu the catalogues at $10 each,
yet they will be Included with the Ancient.
For further particulars address,
B. F. CABKLC. President,
' ' or W.F. W 11 it EsiDFS, Proprietor,
-' - -Wood born, Warren Co., Ky.
July 27-77 3iu. v "... ' - . ...
W. R. EL AM & CO.
Wltolcsatc and Retail Dealer in
mm . m
Am TrTnrnrn- nnTrmoi
ax nullum rtuviJM:
CHEAPER THAN ANYONE !
w. a. McGregor
Counties, Wholesale and Retail, at
stay with us, and holies his old friends
We are agents for the OLIVER
keep a stock on hand.
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY,
"We have in etoek the Kentucky Grain Drill, the only
will do good wwk iu etalk and trashy laud.
flnaddition to a full line ol Avery
Diamond Chilled Plow. This Plow is
Chilled, and we warrant it as good in
not work satisfactorily, we will refund
We now have a full stock of Schuttler Wagons,
perior in many respects to any other
goods, we still keep all sizes of Tennessee Wagons.
A good stock on hand at the lowest
We have the largest stock of Saddles
2.50 to $20.00. Also, Leather, Bridles aud llarness.
J. P. Street & Co.,
EAST BIDE PUBLIC SQUAItK,
FALL m OTTER, 1877.
X. H. -ft W.
aVO. PUBLIC Q TJARE,
Kcpeclfally announce to their customers and the trade g( lierftlly
tliat tlieir nssortmcut of
FALL AND WINTER
! Complete, and will be
-''.,... ..i t.i.: .
.Noveiues iu vut anu raura: aie vun-wsuuj ioi
City, and comprises every grade of goods, fro W the lowest ,to
the highest, beins adapted to the vnts
. of every buyer.;
TO WHICH THEY INVITE SPECIAL
BOOKS, STATIONARY, WALL PAPER, SHADES,
jictrxre Frames, etc.
I bare moved
mv stork of Books. Pletnres. and In fast, rvarrthlni to ty trmad IB. a
BJOk BtoT to Bay old Stand, next
To tk Peopled popular
Drill made that
and Meikel Steel Plows, we have the
the same rize and etyle of the Oliver
every respect. If on trial it should
the money. Price $14 with extra
and warrant them eu
made. For low-priced
ever brought to Columbia.
kept so through the Season.
Their stock In the
door to ths Post Offlce, oppodt NebmaUooa
COME AI1I1 !
low price Book Storet
III McLEMORE 8 GIFF0BD,
tttiii n .i r,,n i.i'.irm ii.. iii.na nr
W aun LewisCouutles, that we buy, sell and exohangt all kinds ol Country 1'roduuo
lor Cah or Urocerls; and t liecitiaeus of Columbia that, we teepou hand a lull supply nt
proviHlomoTall kinds Butter, Eags, Clilclienc, Fresh l- rult aud oyster lu season-. We
also wish tosupplv the citizens of Columbia with coal, aud we will keep a full supplvon
liand the cuinlne winter. In fact send, us your order for something to eat or coal to
buru, aud we will deliver the same to your
TO THE CITIZENS OF COLUMBIA.
llavinjr eslaMWied an aener and
u-iuiiil l hIkuhhI IokiiiuiIv vnu with coal
1 am sure will jrive entire mtfmfaction. It has Isimi Hilly lest en in
and many other markets, and 'give universal satisfaction. All I w
and baveTno fears of the result. Special rates given by ear load. I
ders with SAMUEL R. W ATKINS, my Agent, at Watkins, Mcl
... . 11-.....
I nm Kiiro vi orivn t utrr. mil it act inn.
f JiHWril's. nr to nm nt nivoftti-e. Xo. 52
feptl l-r.m. General Agent, Nashville, and entire South.
-MAN UFACTL'RER OF-
Carriages, Landaus, Bretts, Coupes,
Barouches, Buggies, Rockaways, &c.
t-..ii t ..n,T, n.i.r.ri.w from S ltHl.oii
ruu ijciuun-iuj' jj.ipoivv..v. .- ........
Ti-ss as good as any in the Country.
J WCury Oti-ner Msth and O'reen, Drposiurry Xv. 7J Went ll-.tin .Sr.,
W. Y. TUCKKli,
J. T. & W. F. TUCKER,
Wholesale aud Ketall
o o e
North-east Corner I'ubllc Square,
Columbia, : : : lauictsec.
ti..i.r. in mttiin and all kinds of produce.
Liberal advances made on goods In store.
T. F. SEVIER, Principal.
H. B. EDMIST0N, Associate Frin.
The first term of this school will open In
the College Building ou Monday, Sept. iri,
1877. Tuition from S-1.IW toSS.liOper month,
according to advancement. An incidental
lee of SUM per term will bechanced each pu
nU All bills due at the end ot onch school
month. For pupils entitled to benellt of
public fund, no charne will be made in frte
school studies. For circulars containing
furth. r Information, apply to
T, F. KEVIKIl, 1'rlnclpal.
or H. B. EJMISTO", Assoclatfe 1'nnclpal.
Carver & Horn's
HOG CH0LER& REMEDY.
. !., .ff..tu-p o.nr! nromnt cure, and
a sure preventive of the spread of the dis
ease. Price Siui a Package, containing suf
ficient to cure twenty hs. ave your hogs
at a cost of only .TcX H V Kit CO.,
sept7-ly. Nashville, Tenn.
SEPTEMBER THE 3, 1877
Circulars statin? course of study, and oth
er DarUcolars, will be sent on application
er parucui , BECKETT, lector,
july!3-2m. Columbia. Tenn.
GoY'mcnt Claim Agency.
Now la the lime to file
Boanty, Arrears and 1'ay,
your Claims 'or
f i ( .i .
,T. Arrears anu i y, cu bu
W": ...... . , .... I A I I ..l.tma
Llr i.icfMi bv the Keilerat army dniing
the late war, and'carrylns; the Mail belorr
tlie war, collected with the usual dispatch.
Prrionii 'mm a distance esn roinmiinlinl
with thenr..te.nilneii. All iHislnes attend
ed t promptly, nittre uuiler lirrald mikI
Jklsll. No. Norlti VI sin Nwl.
Man-h ii--.iy, J. 1- WJIJ-oN.
Itinrr Marhsll. TTIrkmaii. Lawrence and
house at the lowest cash prices. sepiis-itn
reptsitory for my eoal in your city. I
the connnir winter Willi eoal mat
... a . .1 :.. v.. .1...II1..
1 1 tins is-fii nniv lesion in .'fliiuu
l Jl"lv IS it l(.'rt,
I leave r-
North Cherry St.. Nashville
tin. tfee" All work is wairanieo i nsi-
... . 1 T ... 1
Boot and Shoe
Houth Embargo Stree'.
Columbia, : : Tonneasee.
I desire to kt to mv old customers and
others, that 1 still mske llonts and Hhoes.
and that nooueelse Is authorized to sell
them. Anv person or merchant preteiidiuir
to sell my Boots or Shoes, Is defrauding the
public . for he Is telliun a falsehood.
May 18-77-ly. PETER BEC KENB ACH.
PURE BRED JOULTRY.
1 be undersigned oft'ers for sale a few very
flue Cooberels of the above varieties. Stock
directly from W. 11. TODD. A Iso a few very
food light and dark Brahma Cochorels.
;z8S for baiehing lu season, from all the
above varieties. My Fowls are kept in sep
arate yards, aud bred pure. Prices reason
able and satisfaction itu't
A. A. LIPSCOMB,
Bept. 2!t-7(i-ly. t.olumoiM. 'Jenn.
"Wholesale and Retail,
MRS. M. J. BRYANT, Ag t.
ms- Rnt.torlck Patterns for sale. Htamp
hmmil Piuklmr done to order. JunelSi-tt
J. B. ASHT0N, J. P. McGAW,
Merchant and Custom Millers. Or.lers so
licited and filled with dispatch. Custom
Urmdlug done to order, and satisfaction
guaranteed. Cah paid for wheat aud corn.
KOrt HALE Four good Turbine Water
Wheels, almost new, for less than half the
original uost. Also, Bevel eearlng, Spin
dlea and counter-shaft, complete for a two
run mill. Address,
ASHTON 4 M CO A W.
Jwlytt-lm. Columbia. Tenn.
Cornell & Buchnau,
sr-Special attention given to painting
and repairing, at Lamb fc Boyd's Factory,
Columbia, Tennessee. nicbllKim
Land For Sale.
A valuable tract of fifty ac
i.i.. ivin about one half a
acres of land f. r
Oal, lying about one hair a mug front Col
umbia on iheMooi-fcsvillepike, one half i f
It finely t Unified anu ueauinni niirs n r
luill.liur. W ill sell as a wholr or In lots.
t oJiiiiibta, 'jeiiii.
VOL. XXIII. NO.
A YISSnTXA CATASTSOFSX.
A Ballooa 2xplcds Thret Hundred Feet
in the Air, Zillicj the Aerosaut,
Abinadon (Va.) Standard, ldli lust.
Glaile Sjirin, i" tUJ fminty, was,
ou Muudaj-, thronged with Movorijjus
from oil part -f the xtirroniulinj; coun
try to witiiCNs tho useenfiou, as Hdver
tiAcd for that plait' on that day. A
cording to announcement, tbe iravel
iii? show of l'rof. H. lloltuian made
its tpiieanmoe, and at once jtrrjtred
for exhihitioit. The ptTformaiu-e wa.
UKiially accompanied by a Iwlloon &-
ceiisiott. liieir large iron mrnace wus
put to work, the balloon hooted over
It by means of two poles on either M(l
40 W-t hijrh. The balloon wasintlatetl
by means of wixsl and keroxinc oil,
with a stuall inutntity tif gasoline ud
tled. When the Ualfoon w's tilled nh
tistiiil, Mr. llainur, tlio aeronaut, ah
informed, but lie said: "I want more
gas this time." Two pints more of oil
w.-s.s put in, and, when exhausted, the
dumper to the furnai-e was nhut down.
Then lie jumped to his position, and
like an arrow the great air xbip hIioI
upward, carrying' ils human freight
diinlinr at its end. It had asceinU-d
some three huudred feet, and while
the actor was performingon a horizon
tal bur, hanjihuj by his feet, with his
bead down, waving a hadnkerchief to I
the tromblinj.', uerxous auiienee ls.w
low, the patched and dilapidated cau
va split from bottom to ton with a
rctiort tliat was heanl for miles away.
Tiie etJ'eet was terrible. Nosoonerhad
the g;is escaped tl im.ii tlie tdlsin col
lapseil and came fluHiting down a
swiftly as it liad darted up. The aero
naut saw his situation, and pjick a
lirlitiiiii- turned himwelf uj and re
trained bis hand bold, and commenced
a manoeuvre to dodjre a telegraph wire
and post towaixl which he wasfajling.
Thi he succeeded in tloinsr, striking
the ground with terrible force. wrVh
bounced him uii a sumer.-ault, to b
caught and pressed down by the lwl-
loou. All tins wits tne woik oi a nio
irietit. The crowd was literary paral
V.ed, women sickeneil and fainting,1
and men unable in their horror to
move. The companion- of the unfor
tunate man stood riveted to 'the
ground, and not until some citizen
underiiMik to move the canvass, tnu
they stir. The man was found to U
alive and ln-rfectly conscious, but
dreadfully bruised and mangled, lie
went throuirh it all calm ami co .band
descriU-d his feelings, as dec-ending he
fsaw aud felt death st iring him in the
faee. lie was taken to the hotel,
where Mr. and Mjx. Thompson ilid all
in tlieir power to relieve the sufiering
man. With all tlteaid, nothing could
lie accomplished, and Pt 1 1 :.:o o'clock
ii. m. he iiaid the penalty of death for
Ids fearful recklessness. His namo is
Frank Hainur, from Warren, Ohio.
11 is father, we learn, ha ls?en for
years a Isiok-kecper for Packard fc
ilHrnum, hardware merchants at that
The BeturniEg-Soard as:als.
T. Madison Wells and tlie liuisianu
returnintr-board villains seem to lie in
biirli feather with the administration.
They have returned to New Orleans
from Washington, insolent and defiant.
The indicted forgers have U-en placed
in hhrh jiositions, and they en'ct to
escape the penitentiary for the crimes
they have committed "through the ad-mini-tiiition.
Civil service reform be-coim-s
a farce and a mockery when
perjurers and forgers are rewarded for
their villainy, should Wells and An
dcrMn I-convicted, Hayes will real
ize his error in K-rinittm Mjcrman to
transfer the patronage of the New Or
leans customhouse to these knaves.
The stream can never rise higher than
its source, aud it is not surprising tliat
a PrcMdi-nt elected by fraud should
commit the moral degradation, the
fathomless depth of human depravity,
by promoting the indicted villains to
whom he is indebted for the utile of
President. The power which Wells
and Anderson exercise over the ad
ministration is the legitimate otlsprins
of the consiiirai-v which inaugurated a
candidate for the Presidency defeated
by the people. Wells. Anderson,
Hayesand Sherman are linked togeth
er bv a community ot crime wmcn
will not fade from the memory of man
so long as free institution exist. Ihe
impudence ot such leader ot tne ad
ministration an Well and Patterson,
of South Carolina, is sublime. Both of
them are indicted for the most infa
mous crimes. Jiut they would have
the country believe tliat tney are poor,
persecuted innocents martyrs to tlie
cause of truth and justice. Wellst-oni-
mits perjury, prostitutes the sanctity of
the ballot-box, and elects, a President
by throwing out ten thousand votes.
Patterson directs the delivery of one
hundred and fourteen thousand dol
lars of scrip to another patriot for the
purpose of bribing the South Carolina
legislature. Both of these creatures
arc indicted; yet they are high priests,
ministering at the altar of an adminis
tration which is so pure that it will not
permit an office-holder to exercise the
rights of freemen in elections. Wells
is rewarded for electing a President by
Jtcrjury, forgery ami fraud generally,
but now it is a crime for him to partic
ipate in a iKilitical meeting.
f etroleum for Slid Seilt.
The British Consul at NicolalefT,
I'u.-sia, is said to have discovered that
petroleum is the greatest of all hair in
vignrators. In a reisirt to his Gov
ernment he says that a servant for
merly in his employ was prematurely
bald. The servant was cil!I'.'.W'd to
trim the lamjis, and had a habit of
wiping his petFolciiifiliesnicarcil baiuls
in his scanty locks. Three months of
his lamp trimming and dirty habit
procured for him a much liner head of
black, glossy iiair than he possess!
Iicfore his liiildness. The Consul tried
the remedy on two Spaniards who had
become suddenly liald ami met with
the same wonderful succcw, e then
suggested hi" petroleum cure to the
owners' of some, black cattle which had
lsM-omc bald, and to the professors ol
horses which hud lost their inanes and
tails. The remedy not only prevented
the spread of tlie disease from which
the animals suffered, but also effected
a quick and radical cure. The petrole
um, he says should lie of the. IttnH re
fined American ou;(!it.v: i is to U
rtihlied iit vigorously and quickly
with the pajin of the hand, and applied
at intervals of three days, ix or seven
times iu all, except in tlie case of hors
es that have tails and manes, where
more applications may Is? necessary.
The exjicrimeiit will not he wholly a
new one in this country, It wuh re
marked, however, that u majority of
the jieople who went into the oil re
gions when petroleum sjieeulations
were at the highest, came out bald
headed and with a tired appearance.
On the other iiand, a well known aud
popular unguent for the hair is assert
ed to!; one of the new petroleum pro
ducts, A wr.i.r. dressed negro applied to the
Judge of Probate of .Mobile for a mar
riage license. He was asked bow old
liU intended was, and answered, with
great animation: "Just 10, Judge
sweet l'l, and le handsomest girl in
town." 1 he .Itidge said lie could not
do it, asthelawlorbade him to issue li
cense to any one under 18. "Well,
hold on, juuge, exciaiuieu tn man
'I know tlat dem girls am deceitful
and lie aisait ineir age. sue is j if a
daw" "Will you swear to it?" asked
thcJitdse. "Yes, sah," he replied.
ati.i.IijI 'iiil now olil mm
'Ami how old are you?"
said the Judge. The ebap looked
pieiuos, and replied, cautiously, "Xi,"
mid added. "If oat won't rln, Jlltlge,
I've fjt more bftck.
A.Eej Soldier's Account cf the a.ti!e thtt
AcMeTed Texan Independence.
To the American.
In the process of arranging Home
furniture I found the subjoiui-d letter,
which I had thought for 'many yearn
had lieen lost. It was written' by' my
brother, under date of " lal'vcstou
Bay, Tex., April -JS, s:w," and gives
a brief account of the liattle of San .Ja
cinto. He was a Isiy, at the time, of
about nineteen years, ami joined a
company of Isiys alsmt the same age,
in the month of iM-cmlicr, 1K"..", at.
Columbia, Maury county, who Marled
to Texas to aid (.'en. Houstou in bis
war with Mexico. They man-bed
from Columbia to Nashville on foot.
Here they biok a slcnmiat to the
mouth of Bed river. They ascend-d
that river in ii lsiat to Natchatochif,
and frtim there marched on foot a en is
the country to NacogdiH-hes. While
vn rmttf a I Mill t half the com winy de
serted, the Captain with them, and
returned to tin ir home. I think only
alsiut twelve or fifteen reached Nacog
doches. It occurred to mc that Iho
letter might l ititcicstiuir tout least it
pol l ion oi your reader- io some for
its antitiit'y as a relic of the pa-d, and
to others a a description of a famous
battle, written by one of the ncton
uiti the ground where it wax fotiuhl,
and almost Is foie tin- smoke of battle
had cleared away.
The letter is a follows:
iAI.vkston Bay, Tlx as, April
1.S1U I tear brother: If you received
my letter of the l,'A iust.'you will read
this one w ith but little interest, for
there has nothing of imortan-c trans
pired since that date. Hut lest Votl
should not have received Ihul one, us
I know coiiiimuiicatiou from 1 1 us
States to Texas is extremely dilVn-ult,
I shall here briefly state a lew interest
On the morning of the :51th, ':eii.
Santa Anna arrived in sight of the
place with l.non men. Houston bud
a Unit nki men, lion ol hicti wcrcablo
to take the field l ill a grove of tinilii l i,
with the bay on the vest and an ex
tensive prairie on the no; tli, south and
east. Santa Anna inarched with Milid
column to the attack; but I hey Mens
repulsed almost before they started.
They then retired to a grovt oftiml er,
alsiut one mile rli-lant Iroui our camp,
to wait for reinforcements. They
ss-nt that night in fortifying, exs-ei.
ing an atbick that nigbl. ."X-xt niorn
ing f.ien. Cos reiiiforci d him with -Vsi
men. We were then determined to
make an attack that day. According
ly we were ordered lo form for I in tile
on the 'Jlst alNiut t o'ebs k I-. M., hich
was done iu a few minute-, but our
cavalry were diM-overe.l by the nlmo-.),
as sihiii as they were jot ni'-d. 'I'liey
(M-ne their cannon on us id the dis
tance of one-half a mile, but with no
eflit t. The orders w ere instniitly giv
en to charge, which was done with
such rapidity that they scarcely saw
us ls:-forc w were within rifle shot of
them. They then opemtl a most tr--niciidotis
Arc of musketry upon out
lines, still Isiringaway with liieir long
brass U poii. ider, but lo no cited, until
we arrives I within III paces, when wo
ojH'ned upon them w ith rifle musket rv
and artillery, with most riiitionseMi-i-t,
which broke their lines instantly,
spread desolation and death through
and over tbe field. But Santa Anna
left in haste w ith a few of his frighten
ed comrades, but our swiff-footed cav
alry gave chase to the fugitives, still
cutting them down at every M.jn,
until mm) of the Mexicans threw dow t
their arms and surrendered. Amongst,
the prisoners you will noti'-e the
names of (Jens. Santa Anna, Almonte,
Cos, with the Adjutant o octal and
two or three Secretaries whoso nam. s
are not r collected.
I Wv killi-d nun, took wto prisoner,
j one piece of cannon, oho horses aud
mules, $fiO,no(i m money, i.uu statul or
arms, so.noo worth of aiiimuuition
and baggage. We lost seven uieii
killed and fifteen wounded. We are
now negotiating for peace. I shall ri -turn
home in a few d;iys w hen I w ill
tell you all idsmt it. Nothing more at
present. Your truly,
M(i"l' iiiMKHY BAXl'Klt.
To Nat llaxter, lp
P. S. Our walch-woid was, Alanio!
the Alamo! and to Battle!
M. H.tXii t:.
This was probably the la.-st letter he
ever wrote; at lea-t it is trie last that,
ever reached his friends at home. He
died a very few days after that dad-,
and lie fore he started home, and nni
buried on the banks of the San Jacinto
river, but a short distance from the
Natii an i y.i. IJa.m r.u.
A Timid Administration.
The resolution of the Wa. hiimtoii
Executive "not to remove Cornell at.
present," and to remove him only in
a general decapitation of New Vork
Custom-house olliciyjs is simply a con
fession that the President lias U-eu
bulldozed by the machine managers;
until he is afraid to execute his preten
ded civil service reform order, and
that he is hunting for a line of retreat
from the jsisition he so bravely took
three months ago. Advci tisi'ng his
intention to "make an example" oP
the first officeholder who should disre
gard the order, and expressing tin; ,.,
sire to bring the executive tomahawk
down first UMili the he-ad of some con
spicuous offender, tbe President was.
promptly challenged by the recalci
trant Cornell to keep bis word. Cor
m il gave lair notice that he wuuM
neither resign the d'ovennm-n' t,iflei
he held nor retire from tin; ,iau;ige
nient of thoparty macliiutx If I la
inter anil Hayes' wr,1( ,;,, M.,.,,
meant for anything hut chean "bnn-
i-oiuIk-," CorneH's oflieial bead would
have 'juickly fallen. But ii now ap-
iiears that Haven has coniHt-tcIv back-
el down. The couspieuoiis ('onull in
not tu In- removed tor his o;en difli-r-
'ttce ol the Executive order: ifreiuov-
ed at all, it is to be with others, (who
have not disobeyed tin; order; "on tbo
ground that an entire change in tin
New York Custom-house, p. needed lo
insure the enrorcenicui of 1 laycs'civil
service system'," Surely ' nothing
could preseut ,Jlayes,ej il"-ser icesys-
tclH ' more plainly m tlie light ol
prtallglous and pretentious sham.
The Hereon Hierarchy.
Salt Lakk, Sep. in.-The apostles
of the Mormon (Jniirch, joitted bv .1.
W. Young and Daniel II. Wells, late
counscloi-M of Brigham Young, imblish
a circular lo-tugiit saying that on;Sep-temlx-r
4 tfiey held a meeting, and
waited li)oii the lrd, who pleased
them, and who re via In J to them tin:
steps l hey should take. John Taylor,
the senior ajsistle, ar iing President of
the twelve, w as. unanimously sustained
in that isiition. Also that a Uortim
of the twelve nsstlcs in presiding
(iiioruut and authority of l lie chinch.
This Mas the plan pursued at the t into
of the death of Joseph Smith, and was
so ordered by Smith and sustained by
Brigham. To facilitate the transac
tion of business, it was ordered that
President John Taylor Is- assisted by
John W. Young, I'laniel II. Wells, and
(icorgo Cj. Cannon. It claims that tbo
last days are at hand. All saints
should he faithful in buildmg temples,
and paying tithing.
Porter Rifles Accept.
Nashvfm.k, Sept. 0. Tbo Porter
Uilles, of Nashville Pave accepted an
invitation to participate in the compe
titive drill to come oil' at St. Iuis on
Jr.vv Davis's old coachmen, the old
colored man employed by him at tbo
time of his capture, and w ho is noy
livingat Baleigh, N. C, says that Mr.
Davis was not disguis-d as a woman.
He was dressed in his ordinary cloth
ing, with cavalry Issits, a water-proof
over his dress-coat, a shawl throw n
over his shoulders, ami on his head a.
broad-brimmed w hite or drub Texi'n
hat. Mr. Davis went to tlie tent disir
and was ordered by the soldiers to sur
render. He replied that he would not:
tliat he Mould die first. At this Mrs.
f Davis prised to lit r huslwud and put
j her arms around his neck, U-gging tbo
tlie Soulier nm 10 ki u oi o, oom
1 and the vUUdan vryliijr ilitvusiy.