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I OWN AND COUNTY.
'riday Morning, January 18, 1878.
. I'AXUIDATKN AND THEIR
All rolls on oentfemen to run for omcr, are
I nertixemenls, and. must be accompanied by the
ii. to insure insertion.
.50 A TKiK, lAIU IS ADTAHCE
lie Herald lorunc Dollar m Tear!
Inlwnpn nrnvpr.8I.0Q Wf Vpar.
The money must always accompany clubs,
KAILKOA l Nl lltlll LE.
. TRAINS SOUTH.
.it press, arrives, dally,
, 9:35, A. M.
, 5223, A. M.
com. ar., except Sunday,
, 8.-04, A. M
, bAW, P. M
.1 press, daily,
J. R. V. Ii. B- SCHEDULE.
.'o, 1 leaves . 3,
!o. 2 arrives 8,
Trains run daily except Sunday. No. 1
oi.nix'tx with accommodation to Nashville
ml lurough train to Montgomery,
roll A TTORSEY-U EN Ell A L.
Wo announce upon authority LAPS. D.
I i OUD, of Hiles, a candidate for Attorney-
-uieral ot tills Uisiriet.
We are authorized to announce GEO. C.
'A YLoR. of Maury, as a candidate lor Al-
orney-ijejicral ol this District ai. loo euu
; August election.
We tit", authorized to announce JAMM
1. M 1 Kl'HY. ot Lawrence, as a cauuidale
i Attorney -General of til is District .at tbe
lis. .jug AiwUsl election.
V.'o are authorized to announce the name
f Mr. V. 1'. 1A v IS, a-sa candidate loreuer
1, al the ensuing August election.
We arc authorized and requested to an-
iic; Till )M AS J. C HOSlii as a cauuidale
or Mut-riif at the ensuing August election.
run circuit court clerk.
We are authorized to .announce 8AML EL
ii. h. MiKWKMaa candidate for Circuit
oiirl Clerk at theensuing August election.
V."e authorized to anuounce THfcO. LII"S-
IDMB !'r Circuit Court Clerk at the next
We :ir authorized to announce W. O.
WITH KltSlNK'N as a candidate for Circuit
Com I Clerk at the ensuing election.
i or county court clerk.
We ere authorized to announce 'A. I.
AKIN, as a cund idate for County Court
C l-rk, at the ensuing August election.
We nre authorized to announce W. T. ED-
V A RDS. us a candidate for County Trustee
r.l t he ensuing August election.
We nre authorized to announce O. M. V.
KIN .Kit for 'iYustee at the ensuing August
We. tire authorized to announce HUGH
I,. CuJ.I.ILU as a candidate for County
I OR REUMTER.
'e n re authorized to announce JAMES
(RUNT) HODGE us a candidate for Regis
ter at the ensiling Augtfst election.
Wenrrf authorized to announce JOHN
CAKK as a candidate for Register at the
euMilug August election.
We nr.-autiiorizad to announce W. M.
HOUl.-ui.N as a candidate for Register at the
ensuing August election.
" MANL'FACTURED CInEY BV
Pearl Blills .
7J1. SIIACKLETT & CO.
The r-HC-nmeiit of the lord's supper will
l. ii liuiuistered in the C. 1. Church next
Rev. A. Tern pleton will prech a sermon
n I'eiui erance in the C. 1". Church next
Miiii'lnv niirlit, i resenting the duty of the
lu:icli in icirard to temperance; to le fol
lo A-cd by Attorney General Fussell, preseut
iii" I he Mii j 'ct ot lutein perance from a le
niirstiiiiiipoiiit the fruitful cause of crime.
Rev. I'. .1. Tyler will preach at Cave Hill
next Sunday uight, Jan. ltli. lie will also
h-livera temperance lecture at Hampshire,
JS;l til id. IV, .1 Ml. "litll, at 2 o'clock, p. III.
Kev.'J. Al. Morton mill a Mormon preach
er Mr. Hiept-t n-oii, will ilebale on Mornian
u... iwlm- ii Hioln iuslitution. in a week or
1 v, at imnlup, Shady Grove, on Cathey's
Creek. r..n h are ablH deoaters, and the dis
til jvi.iTi will he mi interesting one.
- I if l;sii icl I'onl.-rence for the Fayotte
vl'le l-striet Tenn. Conference will beheld
at I'l.-isanf 1'iniiis .l.irch 'J!i, Bishop 11.
'. McTyeire will preside.
N. H. H.
" cmiI pair of heavy truce chains for fifty
Ci'iiUAl iheliew hardware house of
lllll.HINU, M( LiKKI.OIt ft Co.
Mr. .1. A. Nance, of Hintsvillo, was In
o-vii a I'iv; days since.
M. i lieailiiiiii. Geo. T. Burton, of Nas.i
ville, w.ie ill town this week.
AT 'I 'iiiir.ni, a prominent young lawyer of
Nashville. w town Tuesday.
Kill -IM.U savs Dr. T-unpletou looks like
iis Mice. Williamson, a beautiful Mar
shall coii-ity Monde, wa in town last week.
Mr Heni-v I. Chealrs, a prominent youug
nierWiaiit I Franklin, was In town Munday.
Mr Join' s U!y,a great mule trader of
NewO-lnin. w"u 1,1 town a few days slue.
Mws i lara Halues.of Va., who is visiting
r. 'l.i. lotis 1-ere, visited Marshall county this
V Miss T of Chninley'sBendirve of the hand
n.'m. -t young ladies In the county, was In
I -., M k Alexander, of Giles, ronsln to
r i, n-hnilled ami big-hearted Sheritr, was
in town recently. . ,
Cap"- Thomas F. I.ewlf, ol Eewls'uirg, was
tn town Saturday. He Is muting ui running
-r Attorney General.
! uf. II. G. Kluu has returned from Dalton,
Ga ' .Hl'v- w- Jl- Nelley has taken charge ol
Iiih selii ""'l t'ave Hill.
"liss Kal'e smith has returuisl from Pu
l iskt and is visit ing her beautiful aousin,
M'ss N.'ttie rhilhps.
Miss Khij I'ulheit, a handsome lrun4te
ol'Neshyiile, js visiting her equally fine
looking lib n.l. Hiss l-.l a WishI.
Mr F W 1--.'g:-etii and Mr. J. W. Craw
ford 'two leading iltlciis of Williamson
..mil v were In town this yerk.
, Wiley l'. Harris returned Friday from
Trov" Ma . where he bus lioeu selling mules,
ile d . no bring bis wile back with him.
Mr lr. B. Fargason, of Meiuphis, who
siVle. one ot Hie prettiest gills of our
co.ii'tv.wHsluthe county thjs week, the
vust uHVit. 1. F. Wade.
V i-s Katie liaigrove, a handsome ana in
telligent young daughter of lr. Hargrove,
ol NiishMlle, is vislllug her piquant and
popular uud fascinating friend, Allsa hallie
' "irAV. C. Taylor, our talented and worthy
voting Cdv Attorney, lsiled Huiuuer Couu
ty, and relumed last week. Don't know
V'lio siie i.
V. . Walker, Jr., a handsome young
ma ol West Tenii., is up in Maury, visiting
Insi .duel's old Irleiuls, as well as his owp.
lie vs iiuilK a by when he lert here.
W J v hill hoiue, Wiley J. Embry, Miss
.i..:. ';Ht.'ry Frlerson, and Mrs. Horace Frl
., rri'ii went pi Nashville TueIay loseeMi
Marv uder.'u m Ingomar.
Mr it W Wrlev. a tall and liandsome
voun'g iiitiii t'aHiey's Creek, has beeu
7... ... io iijisat parties In various
?f.V s of the county. He attended a sociable
.ii t li ter s Creek last ueeg. ana one mis
. .. .. ill, n-iiliborlHKKl. He
Hi': n ; ,,1 Je-ssVgnrl aud he is worth
-f ;,'"r,:iV,:' f Kettle B.nd. one
-..7i;.'i.'.i workers la ihecounty-a regular
Uniie was In town this week.
u '.ov. u... I i Murium has started a
k up r.. L-hu in learn that the venerable
Maior Bulling Gordou. a relic ol the purer
jUU better day sol' the Republic, has recov
ers.! ir.im his late iudispotitioo. iQ ul
.I., v mid k;eiieiHllon he served bis rotate and
i,,. ..,,i.:..:n ii.ecounc.lKol state, uad al
a s Wit U eliSoiency, laithluliiess aud dls
1 1 i.ri l.ni . ins iu:i'ous eouslltiition aud
inline iiuil lieaUhiui litH warraut US ill
iiin;iii - iiiai lie may live to celebrate his
-..i.i, it m:il hirtli.lav.
Mr. Ali K'l-eiiiiia'. of Cinciiinaii. well
known in ri asmi ekcullent cilizeu and gii'
i it-mail aud a Hue meruhaut. visited his
lii-otner JuiUli, last week. He fund his
branch house here doing splendidly. These
brother aie tulkiim starting a wholusale
otise in;leM'"deiil ol the letall house.
' I'apt. While I'rieison.a proiiiiiieut mer
ch in' of New irleans, spent 1 hi isliuas here
Willi hi inleiesllng lamtly.
W J i'.one of our lenliUf niereliants,
mid steadiest young men, was a Jillln sick
Sunday. Failed to get a letter from her, per-
"!ui handsome young frleud, Junius Polk,
went to Memphis last week, and saw Mary
yv.i.lerM.n, Hie great aciress, in Macbeth.
II- s:is sue is magnificent.
Mrs J as i. Gran berry, of Mt. IToasant,
the mot her'of J.J. Grs n berry , Is very low.
.sue has lajeu ail invalid for quite a number
Col. J. W. 8. R!dley left for lied Fork, Ark,
on Thursday, the 10th Inst. He will be ab
sent for several ilays. He will perhaps go
to St. Louis to purchase stock before be re
turns ho ne.
R. S. Brown, of Martinsville, Inl., was in
town last week. He left here :10 years ago,
and is a brother of Wni. Brown, who recent
ly died in this town. He is a fine looking
Mr. Oreille A. Nixon, of Ccntreville, pass
ed through here Monday on his way to
Nashville. He paid that the Narrow Gauge
Road was a fixed fact toCentreville money
had been subscribed to take It toCentrevllle,
and that dirt would probably be bronon
this week. He also said the first copy of the
new Cenlrevllle paner would make its ap
pearance this week, published by Mr. Mar
tin. It will be called: the Centre ville I'io
neer. Rummy Caperton, a gentlemanly clerk for
Ernbry 4 Frierson, Is quite sick. He was
taken t his home In Spring Hill, last Mon
day. Ills many friends, including a beau
tiful brunette, pray for his speedy recovery.
Mr. CharleH I. Cecil, Cashier of the Bank
of Columhlnraud his beautiful and lovely
wife and children, leave Monday for Han
ville. Ky., near which place they will live.
In the future. Mr. Cecil came here when a
mere hov. and has won a large circle of
friends, including one of our most beautiful
and accomplished girls, whom he married.
We give them a year to come back in.
Col. John W. Rnrlon. a distinguished law.
yer of Murfreesboro, was In town this week.
A cosrenpondeut of the Wayne Citizen is in
favor of Col. Burton for the Supreme Bench,
Mr. E. B. Marlin, R. Jan. Cyperc, ana it.
M. Lockett, of Indian Creek, Wayne coun
ty, came to Columbia Wednesday evening.
Mr. Cy perl was the great antl-rallroad tax
man down there in the canvass for the rail
road. He and Major Sy kes had several lilts.
Mr. Martin was formerly SState !-enaior, ana
is well known here, where he married.
M r. Alt lesev has returned to his home In
Cincinnati, after a pleasant and darnilng
visit to Ins uncle. Kev. Geo. Beckett, and
the loom irenenillv. The young ladies of
our town enjoyed his visit and admired his
handsome luce ana lniemgeniconversaiion
Mr w. X. Wllcoxson. of Collin County.
Texas, who has been visiting tils old statu p-
. .. . 1 mn. Ukttt'u VI i 1 1 rl.t 1 1 1 Tl l-.l 1r
iukkiuuuu, mm .. ....... . . . ..
the Ixine Star State Tuesday. He says Esq.
Mack, Billie Mack, Clay Mack, Fount and
Bill Coffee. Jim Spain, John rjp-jiu, Andy
Turnbull, Widow Borkett and daughters,
and other old Maury countains in Collin
county, are doing well. Billie Kirk went to
Texas'wlth Mr. Wiicoxson
Mr. Johu William lxiokrince, a nanosome
young msn of Mt. Sterling, Ky., who has
been visiting jmi. I'leasunu ieiL inr uome
Tuesrlay. Heliveslna beniUiful country,
but it is no prettier than that around ML
I'leai-ant. We think it more likely that
be will return soon, as there is a special at
traction out on tne pine.
Mrs. Fannie Klttr'ell returned from Ma
con, Miss., yesterday.
Mrs. emit,. It. L. Minim, oi tne ai nenieum,
left Weduesdav evening for Cincinnati, on
a visit to Major Hosea's family. She will,
while there, laae lessons oi eiocuuon lrum
the great elocutionist, Murdock. She is a
splendid elocutionist already.
air. w. J1. vis.er, ii uttiiuMiuic ,uuk
roan, son of W.I, Walker, of Union City,
WestTeun.. has been in the county visiting
relations and friends. He and W. E. f'atiiey
expect to return to Union Cl y next week.
Mr. Alex W. Brandon, oi rrauKiin, came
to Columbia lxst Saturday, and staid with
bis relations in the county, lie returned
Monday, accompanied by his pretty niec s.
Alex is as true and good a man as ever
vtd too good to marry, lr. oiouuen
would say. -
Mr. John M. Gray, ci iNasnvine, me
best hardware man in the State, was out
yesterday looking after his splendid farm.
Mr. A. U. Mahou, of Alabama, returned a
few days since from Bonigee, where he has
been for several years, running Judge
Wright's farm. He had a very severe spen
of sickness, owing to tne malarious country,
mt he is recovering. lie win run cuariey
Hayes' farm this year l:i,uuu acres.
Par Iron 2' cents: all small sizes in same
proportion, at the new hardware house of
J loL JlUljlli.M., .ti va i nr.. v.i ik r.
i Rev. ur. Trmpleton has moved to tne
Tom Helm house.
Coats' or Clark's Machine thread at five
cents a spool at the Southern Trade Pulace
J. I . Coats and Clara s spooi couon, 5
cents a spool, at K.miikv fc Khiebhon s.
Waller At in.-r nau a curious (iiemii muq.
dav night. Ho dreamed that Misses E .
and E. , two of our charming young
girls, had gone to advocating tue woman's
Ernbry k Frlerson sell Coats' and Clark's
spooi thread at 5 cents each. Jan-l-2w.
loucaii ouy iony yarns naiuourg ivjg
lng for one dollar, at Emiiky & Fuieii.so's
Bragg is wearing those shoes. He asked
Malor Fnlwiler, "Who made these skill's.
Coals' thread at five cents a spool any
size and color at the Southern Trade Pal
New Scarfs, new Handkerchiefs, and
Nobby Scarf Pins just recei ved by Williams
t Cochran. Jan.;j-lt.
-Capt, Joe H. r ussell will lecture In the
P. church next Sunday night on t lie Evils
of Intemperance, from 1 ieual standpoint.
t Joe nave a lull nouse. 11 win be worth
going to hear.
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.ilHjiir n iHiitiiini'ii, Liiiiuuiiiir ui i uts
Narrow Gauge, has also been appointed De
pot Agent at Columbia. ili-i train slops
lere several noursi, aim ne mis ii?niy lime
o attend to t he busiuess of the olilee. He
Will receive co wls at the IK-pot till 2 o'clock.
Aseveie fill occurred ut the A theuii iiiii
while the snow was on the ground. The
back of her bead struck the ice, and hurt
her very painfully, but she is as well as us
ual now, anil attending to her arduous du
ties as teacher.
Below will be found a statement of the
amount of money orders issued and paid
at postoiliee at Columbia, Tenn., for the
-ear ending, Dec. 31st, js ,: No. ot orders is
sueu aggregating SJl,:iil ti:. No. of or-
ders Dim 'Jlfi ntH'gaiing i2i.Viii.62,
A il persons '-.debted 10 us by note or ac
count will please cull find p;y u. Wp want
what Is due us, aud must have It. it.
V Hop at Dr. W. C. sheppard's new
house, next door to the Methoiiist Church.
Among the ladies and geiitlemen present;
Mlns Ida Latta and Mr. Coll'.e Hackney;
MissSlinmie lntla and Mr. iirnce i'ickens;
MIssMattie Sharp, of NsshviJIe, and Mr.
Sam Cook: Miss Annie Gunnell aud !
John Gartner; Miss Anna Gillespie and Mr.
Steve Hermlon: Miss Elii Tsnkersley and
Mr. John Bagley; Mias Cirrle Powell aud
Mr. Tom Tucker; Miss Lizzie Giirtnerand
Mr. Ed. B no; Miss Emnia I'ickens and Mr,
Jim' Andrew; Miss Irene Hunter and Mr.
Walter Davis; M'ssesjosle Wo .dslde. Ter
nle Gartner, Ella Allot-.!; Messm. Frank
Moore, Mil Hunter, Joe Cowley, Ed. Green,
tins Powell, Mr. Brooks, and others. The
Doctor and his amiable wile made it very
pleasaul to the young people.
Col. Sheegog, who was prominently
spoken of for Consul to Ireland, is boarding
at the Nelson House.
Mr. Geo, Tale, a merchant of Mt. Pleas
ant, moved to Columbia yesterday. He is a
good man, and we welcome him here.
Itead the notice oi S. D. F. MeEwen to
the creditors and debtors of II. Edsall.dec'd.
Gamble A- Gilford, l'roouce. Storage and
Commission Merchants, is the style of a
new firm, in the large Williams Block,
South Msiu Slreet. Mr. Gamble is known
as one of the best merchants and business
men in the State, aud his partner, Capt.
Gilford, is as popular as he Is well known.
Mr. Gamble, of course, does not quit his
magnificent grocery establishment, and the
new house will lie run mainly by Capt. Clif
ford. He will keep all couutiy produce,aud
store anything and sell on commission.
A pleasant sociable at the nsldeuce of
Mr. win. Milan, given oy ur. n. a oeauui'u
brunette daughter, Miss v.agme. Miss Cul
Imit. of Vm;li ville. was present.
Junius Poltj, a bHudso'iie and popular
voungson or Col. Geo. Pijlk, Is running
Ma s & Dodson's Livery Suibie Jjke the
Colonel and his other sons, Junius (lou t
mind work, although born and raised In af
liueuee aud luxury. Ben. H. Bridgeforth,
for yeais a fixture at this stable, has goue to
the country, to e-ttend to his larm. He is a
first-class livery man, kn4 his many friends
will miss his honest lace.
J RON! IRON!!
Bar iron T i md; all small sizes In same
projiortion, al the new hardware house of
OVER THE (Dl'JlTV.
-Clothing. clothing, clof.ilng. clothing at
greatly reduced prices, at jaulstf.)
You can buy 40 yards Haiiiburg EJging
for oue doilur, at Kmbkv & hRlKaso.N s.
Mr. y. W. w oriey.oi i ai.iiey ! v 1
beeu visiting r.elativea on little iiigoee. lie
returned home last Wednesday,
There will be a Bird and Meat Supper at
the Cross Bridges school- house to-liit;l;l.
You can have your sains mane 10 uruer,
or get them ready made, at
K J I. .1 .A ill-s l. V
Mrs. Mas", relict of Johu T. Mhss, dieil
near Mt. 'leiwm.r;!. Tuesday, aged about 75
la a iiuMvuiir Mnrvlaiul. whs in the confed
erate sefvlre In Virginia, and gives a graphic
picture of the wr. He bus testimonials of
a high order, both fc to character and pro
fession, ana is a veiy euwi i-t&imug, auw
Tnrner Hunt. Esu.. a well known cltUen
Ol t'lilugjaa, uieu ni-.nif.'in.i uikul. 11c
t .. . .. I I I I (..!.. II..
Tavior V'oss isselii;:g twel poundsaud
a half of good New O.leaus fcnij'"' 'or one
Miitor James T. Moore has sold his farm
to Htralght.-breastei Billy Hardison, and
bought the PatrUfc Jnrlui farm. Owing to
the demands for his ser vh-ps at home, the
Major will not be a candidate for Sheriff In
the coming rice.
Attent on voung niau Iu a recent ar
rival of n. w fur lshlng Ksds, we have iu
men's neck dres 1 of unp-iralleled richues
The Sou'eulr, Ttie Rn.hioond, and the
Kocklnul am tii ir.'s. They are perfect beau
ties. J lhl f Wi I.LI A MS Cos. UKiy.
Prot B. D. Harmon, a laleuted young
teachei Who U vs beeu teachlug in Giles, has
come lack to dui-y,aud is uow teaching
near M alkei' coti's.
Mr. . ot) J. Dew is receiving dully sever
al lellare 1.0111 various Sl.iles 111 the Union,
asking him to train their bird puppies.
This is a very lucrative business, but re
ouires considerable work, aud Mr. Lew has
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IO reiUm IlHtUJi i''l iiiins. iir nuuuku vi
an assistant. Je got gold medals as the
best trainer in Aiuei j.-a at the dog show iu
NatbVii'e. KdJ, the putipy i il.it took a pie
nilum at Xasiivilio, dieu recently .,1 dis
temper. The Carter's Creek boys splendid and
handsome young men they are -;: peel to
glvea partv at the old Col. Bill Heiidley
lsi4 Ul'Xt 1'u-sday ulght. W hat memories
cluster ground this liouoretl mansion : Here
lived one of Hie t; t;d llest uti l inosi hosmla
hle men thai ever lived, v. Ijo greatest tie
llgiit was to see tne young ,,upl happy
iiiider liis roof. Many an 1 nuniy wen. ;ne
l.ai iuy g)ven here by Col. Heiidley. And
such parties: No doubt there were many
hsoi.y niMrn'sgi t'je r.-sult ol these p trues.
He built a migiitllceiit difjcing hall, and a
line itiniug hull, just lor these parlies. He
is dead now, bin there re ninny who re
111. 111 ln.r Willi gratitude his genial and gen
erous bosi.itaij! v. The boys ought to em
ploy Marliug, tUe eld Colonel's lavorlte vio
linist. Three hundred pounds of Honduras and
other kinds ol Syrup lor sale. Belter than
Cioldeu Syi up. Jan. is, ls, f-tf.
P, Ji. SoCTir VLL, JlJ.
MT. PLEASANT ITE3IM.
We are tinder many obligations to the
brilliant and gifted peu-drlver, "Polly," one
of your correspondents, who expresses her
Felf beautifully, both in prose and verse, for
the deep sympathy manifested for our
melancholy musings and midnlgut revery,
which was rather pathetically written, as
she thinks and read something like this
passage from Shakespere:
"Would I were dead f If God's good will
For, what Is in this world, bat grief and
Whatever her motive may be, whether
compliance to the feminine will, who would
iige to see an 01a oacneiors marry, or am
bitious to play sentiment, we know not, but
we can assure the vivid "Polly," that her
sympathy has "struck gladuess to our
fancy;" soothed our agitated frame and
buoyed us with hope luminous and pulsat
ing like the milky-way through the star
spangled sky. The fair writei says, that
"old bachelors are addicted to Deculiar sor
rows;" we are not heavily handicapped in
the w ay of age, aud stiffened by having
heard it thunder a long time ago. Neither
are we one of those incorrigible bachelors,
who thinks that twins are only fit for can
nibals to eat, and all limp-backs should be
bakid, boiled and slewed lor breakfast.
She should rememoer from the remote
period of creation's lace-cap, and ru tiled
doed history, when those paternal apple
dealers, Mr. and Mrs. Adam, whose specula
tion In fruit, proved so disastrous to the
subseqent human family, thecourseof true
love or gosling affection, has never run
slickly the wide 'worldi over; its shallow
bubbling channel is cammed by many a
rugged unpleasantness. Here a grim
aud grisly rock-a-by-baby on a tree
top, rears its sullen Lead and scatters Hie
silvery waters, splashing, sputtering and
hissing a bundled forked-eyed wuys al
once. Over yonder Is a lost note or a mis
carried letter, probably jaybawked by the
old gentleman,) a withered bouquet, a tat
tling old womau's tale, a misunderstand
ing, or a vigilant and remorseless bull-dog
with a hankering after veal, (his calves)
raises a ripple of aggregating obstructions.
Ab, yes! Miss "Polly," we all have onr
troubles. The course of true love never did
run smooth, and for young ladies, old
bachelors and suffering goslioghoou, we re
peat it. In every land and clime, since
Jehovah took that crooked bone lrom our
great, great, grand dud's chloroformed side
and manufactured beauteous woe-mau, ty
which his first sieep, became his last re
p ise, the story has been the same. It's the
doom of our race. No man or woman can
escape it; none ever did. and none ever will.
P.y-the-way, who is "Polly?" We sorter like
that individual; there is a sad sincerity
about her style which charms us. and is not
likely to perish with the flowers of spring,
or go out of fashion like the bonnets of the
From my heart, they can ne'er be effaced,
But remain a memorial bright
Like some spot iu a desolate waste'
That an angel has touched in its flight.
Mr. Wiley Harris returned Friday from an
extensive Southern trip through Georgia.
Florida and Alabama, and left Tuesday for
Macon, Miss., where he excels to meet with
bis friend, sweet William, to engage in sell
I'r. T. A. La Farof Charleston, S. C, de
livered a lecture last Sunday evening at the
Presbyterian Church, whicn was said to be
exceedingly original aud eloquent. His
subject was, "Man and Woman," and he ad
mirably depicted the leading personages ol
this lite, the husband, the ife, and the
lover- and made a wouderlul picture of the
cold-hearted, empty-headed, sual'ow type
of womanhood, mat in all ages, men have
adored, aud by whom in all ages they have
suffered; her shallow wiles, her frivolous
ways, her weakness, her spitefulues.s, a
creature incapable of true love or real pas
passion; horn selfish, heartlessand perverse.
His picture of a true and pure woman, whs
no less admirably depiced; the delicacy,
the tluish, the pathos of his voicu, recalling
all the essential qualifications of a noble
minded, generous, loving woman, sincere
in everything, like a stone at the bottom of
a stream, immutable beneath the changing
waves, surpass d anything that has been
beard in this town in a long time; and
speaks very highly for the Doctor as a gen
tleman of laient aud genius. We hope the
Doctor, Avho is so gifted with rare and re
markable qualifications, imagination and
Intelligence, will give us another one of his
Mrs. Johu T. Mosj, an old and highly es
teemed lady, died at her residence, four
miles east of here, at ten o'clock p. M , Mon
day the Hth, after a lingering illness. Pop
ular and respected, she leaves behind her in
the sfrene of life, a large circle of friends to
mourn her loss.
Mr. J. G. Ingram, J. M. Klttrell, Mumford
Smith, and Willie Cecil, have ail gone
South with mules.
A very pleasant, private social gathering,
came off a lew evenings since, at the resi
dence ol Mr. 11. Ward, anil had a rare treat
la Hie way of some delightful music, given
by Hie artists. Miss Mallle Herndon, Mr.
Ned Davis, Jap McLaiu and Prof. F. M.
Rickets. They all play beautifully, and we
discern nothing tul excellence, aud tiiiuR
they are entitled to the greatest praise by
tiie votaries, who greatly enjoy good music.
Old Bill Shakspeare never wiote anything
truer than these lines:
The inon that hath no in its' c in himself.
Nor Is not moved by the concord of sweet
Is fit for treasons, stralagems.and spoils;
The motion of his spirit are dull as night,
And his a Urd ions, dark as Erebus;
i;l no such man be trusted.
Mr. J. W. Lockridge, of Kentucky, who
has been a student of Prof. R. K. Bintord,
for some time, luft Tuesduy lor his home.
Mr. Lockridge, is a young man of much
merit and merited popularity, and Is given
up with a great deal of regret.
Miss Laura P., whose voice is as sweet as
the larks of the sky, aud as beautiful as the
lar-tlashlug gold of sun set, has returned to
t his neighborhoiKi. alter an absence of sev
eral weeks in the Columbia country.
Dr. Johu D. Barrow, one of the most popu
lar young men that ever li veil in this coun
ty, lelt for Helena, Ark., last V eduesday.
A party of spo ismeu, who went from
here to Cecil's Cam p hist week, was run iu
bv a shower of xeiuuiul snow." After
sleeping on the s ft side of a plauk and
piayiug iiee,e-oui an uig.ii, we nave coiue
to the conclusion that there are a good
many trials as well as pleasures attached to
a sportsman's life, and yet, more especially
the uncertainties of dear hunting, w'e are
proverbialy loud of the chase aud fascina
tion of bunting the artful, dashing, graceful
dear, aud we often thiuk of the words of the
splendid horseman, aud handsome Hint,
" 'Tls blithe to follow the sports of the field,
To shoot aud nsu vl'ft good cheer;
But neither of these, the pleasure can yield,
That 1 find, while In search of a dear."
Mr. W, B. WilliamsoijOf Marshall county,
is clerking for Mr. W. P. Owen, of this
Mr. Frank Ballzell. the brilliant editor of
the Troy, Alabama Enquirer, arrived at his
father-in-law's, Muj. B. tt. Harris, near this
place, last Sabbath.
IRON! IRON !!
Bar iron 2 cents; all small sizes In same
proportion, al the new hardware house of
HoLWNti, McGkkuor A Co.
La.st week, it was our painful duty to
chronicle the departme of a sweet and
lovely child; and now, we have to mourn
the death of one of our oldest, aud most
highly valued friends and neighbors, Mrs.
Mary Pointer C ildwell, relict of the late
Dr. St. Clair Y. Caldwell; who departed this
life after a brief illness, at her residence
near this plxce, on Wednesday uignt, the
t.h inst. at 11 o'clock. In the tiaih year of her
age. Mrs. Caldwell has been a resident ot
Maury county, for nearly iialf a centuary,
and has lived all that time near this place,
honored and respected by all who kuew
her. She bad but one child, a daughter,
Mrs. M. L. Stcckard, of Mt. Fleusont, upon
Wnow.cfter the death of her husband, her
affections seieii e.U concentrated, but alas,
for human hopes.' Ttikii the last natural
link that bound her to til th wws severed,
her loved child, dearer to her far. thau her
own life, was taken awav; the last green
leaf had fallen from the heart's oasis, of af
fection, and from this period on, to the close
oflile tier greatest interest aud concern
has been, to tlo all the good she could In
this world to m ike alt Tiai.py, rind to pre
nare herself for the enjoyment oi that high
er life, beyond the grave.
Mrs. Caldwell was a sincere and devout
Cliriiiau, and an earnest, active, z-jilous
member of le Presbyie-lan Church for
near forty years. All the iu'erests of the
church were dear to her heart, and she con
tributed liberally, of her ample means, not
ouly to the support of the ministry, but to
all the beuOo(er;t enterprises of the
church' She was a friend to Jte poor and
destitute, and no object of charily, wui.a or
coloured, was ever turned empty away from
her door. As the end of life drew near,
she became aioiosl impatient to depart, and
be with her loved ones in beaven, and ask
ed a female friend, if it would be wrong to
pray to God t bo relea-s d from from earth's
caies ami sofrows. Death had no terror Ut
her, but she felt that it was only a thin
veil iJ-hlch separated her from the ioyo of
heaven. A favorable expression with her.
and it was the language of ber heart, and
tjje nideof her actions, "Peace on earth
and g,od ij'ill to meu." Li her last sick
ness, which wa si,i.it , Fhe said but little
in regard to her hOe3 aha piCAj.ectp beyond
the grave. A life of such purity, benevo.
leuce and nlelv. needed no attestations to
8lsfv kindred and friends that with her
all h well. No very serious apprehen
sions weiro feit in reeard to her condition
until the day bnfore-her cth. In t he af
ternoon of that day, after partaking o'
some light refreshment, she dropped otTIu
tr. what, was thought a natural sleep, hut on
attempting pj arouse her, It was found that
she whs iu a fctt of unconsciousness,
from which she was never aroused, except
at short lutervuls. The power of speech
V"as goue, but, as one whom she loved spoke
of the joys ud raptures of heaven, a pleas
aul smile lighted up her face aud gave as
surance to weepin: kindred and friends,
that she already had a loretaste oi those
The funeral services took place on Friday
moruiUC rt the family resilience. The Rev.
Kobert Gray, aasiiKjd l,y I?.ev. F. A. Thomp
son performed the funeri.1 obser,iM. xtitr
which the remains were followed to the
t imily burying ground, where bv t he side
of her husband, and htrown loved daugh
ter, and a step daughter, whom sue loved
I almost like her own, she rests gently until
tiieressurection oi ineiasiuay.
MX. . IXAHP.ISON
d'ed on the Sir lust, at his resiaeuee nRy
this place, altera shoit "'wvere attcli of
disease of the Kidneys. Ho was a success
ful farmer and a good financier, and amass
ed a l;aidyoii;e fortune. Hi) wnsa devoted
Free Mason, igyed t !;e order, and aucnded
the meelings reHuirl.y. i w a kind
man in his pimity, and was greativ beloved
and respected by his children -whose deep
grief, al their last parliug wit'i his mor
t il remains, was truly heart rending. He
leaves a numerous laxity, and a lirgi cir
cle ol relatives and frieuds to mourn bis
death, luuny of whom live iu Afaury cjua
ty. He was buried vi ' h t he honors of Ma
sonry, by 111- sprlug lliii end Franklin
Lodges, iu the family burying ground
Mr. Robert . Ikeu, is very seriously sick
at Mr. It. W. Mci.eiuore's, with scare any
hope of his ecr being up ag'iin. It is
gratifying, to know that while his physical
system is giving aw.iy tuat his intellectual
faculties are clear.
ilr. Sam B. Caperton, came out from Col-
umbla a few days ago, quite sick, and still
remains very unwell. Hope be may soon
be up again and able to give his polite at
tention to the customers of the popular
house of Ernbry and Frierson. Mrs. Cnild
ress, the kind and good mother of our for
mer townsman Mr. J. B. Chlldres, has been
confined to ber bed for several weeks past.
Mr. Lee, living near the Toll gate, one of
the oldest rneu in the neighborhood Is
firost rated on a bed of sickness, from which,
t is feared he will never rise. He ought
not to be forgotten or neglected In his af
fliction, as he and his daughter have ever
been kind and attentive to their sick neigh
bors. A HANIOME PRESENT
was that nice overcoat, which Dr. Hardin
and other friends of Dr. Malloy put on the
Christmas Tree for him.
THE READING AND MUSIC CLUB
continue tbeir weekly meetings every
Friday night, with increasing numbers
and interest. Our young people will find
these meetings both pleasant and Instruct
Messrs. Bob Watkins and Ed. Phillips,
two of Columbia's nicest young men, hon
ored our town with their presence, and
showed their good taste by calling ou, 1 was
going to say, our two beauties, but for fear
oi producing envy we will say, two of our
beauties, both of them blondes, as fair as
lilies and pretty enough to make the boy's
hearts go "pit a pat" every time he sees
We are sorry to heap of the serious illness
of a son of our lriend John Crowe of Rally
11111, our warmest sympathy to tne family,
and our best wishes for the Bon's early re
We will not complain that the types made
us say, when speaking of the lauies dan
cing, mat tney niovea "Willi ease ana
eloquence" (elegance) but when they make
us say "The Rev. Mr. Esq." then we are
lorced to demur. The first is a typograpbic-
r. I crrnr onv itna'a r. in-. I BAnoA ii' 1 1 1
while the latter, will be looked upon as a
"aux pat" of the writer.
N. H. H.
A good pair of heavy trace chains for fifty
cents, at the new hardware house of jl82t.
Holding, McGkkuob a Co.
LASEA ITEM M.
One of ourjnvenlle friends, who loves a
certain young lady more than his tongue
can tell, sent to her, by a friend, a nice pack
age of candy a few dnys since. The rumor
is now going the round that It was santa
nine candy, and, the young lady refusiug to
ent it, two bachelors ate it with the desired
effect. We will not vouch for the correct
ness of those rumors, although they may be
true. Any further information desired in
the premises, can be obtained by consulting
Our neighbor, J. D. Jackson, whom the
honorable County Court, appointed Super
intendent of the Workhouse, is eminently
qualified to fill the important trust imposed
upon him. Enterprising, industrious, and
practices a high standard of morals: not
even allowing the hands to curse, swear or
play cards in his presence. Iu i'.ict, he is a
high-toned, worthy christian gentleman.
Mr, N. (bachelor) O. made an engagement
with .Miss E. B, to attend her to the La sea
concei t, but when the evening arrived, she
bbiug very much Indisposed, begged to be
excused, which he very reluctantly did. He
afterwards said that he went like a d d
fool and excused her.
WillCathey and Will Walker, both of
Obion county, are visiting relatives in this
community. Mr. Cathey Is a brother to our
neighbor, J. L. Cathey, and was once a very
popular beau In this vicinity.
Our young and highly esteemed friend,
D. R. Hardison, has gone to Mars' Hill
Academy to attend the present session of
that splendid institution. We predict a
bright future for David.
J. L Sellers, one of our most successful far
mers, has dri.l.d ten acres of wheat by J
band. He broke his lana thoroughly tdrlce.
and gave it two good barrowiuiis, which put
'.t in excellent order for seeding. He then
laid it off iu rows, eighteen inches apart,
and covered with a barrow, and designs cul
tivating. We predict that he will be boun
tifully' remunerated for alt th9 extra pains
that he has taken to put in that field of
We have been asked what became of the
chicken used in "bad company" at the con
cert. We have to say that we do not know
exactly, but we heard of John (bachelor) M.
nassing Jackson's store at 10 a. in., the day
after the concert, with one under his arm.
We have also learned in connection there
with, HiHt the said bachelor remained in
this neighborhood the night of tne concert.
Two gentlemen from Indiana passed
through our neighborhood last Friday, pros
pecting for homs. We gladly welcome t he
energetic, industrious and enterprising far
mers of the north to a place in our luidst;
for not until our farmers learn, by example,
bow to uti.ize all their time, will our coun
try attain to that degree of prosperity we so
ardently wish for. We need more scientific
farmers, aud fewer "dead-head" farmers.
We ne-d farmers who will work from the
first of January to the last of December. Our
country must rid itself of the four mouths
farmers those who sit around in idleness
until the first of April to commence farm
ing, and do about half work from that tiilie
until the loth of July, and during the re
mainder of the year lounge around aud
complain because the great God wiil not
send down to them loaves and 11 -ties, al
read.v baked and fried. The system ol farm
ing generally pursued in this couutiy, will
always keep the people hard pressed. Take
for instance the putting in of the present
wheat crop, about half of which has simply
beeu scratched in by less than worthless
one-horse plows, amidst weeds, grass, corn
stalks, aud all the filth that can possibly ac
cumulate on half cultivated land; aud yet,
with ail this, the present wheat crop iias
been put in far better than any preceding
one. We neea a thorough, revision of our
farming interests, after the English system;
then we will be a prosperous, co-itemed and
The Herald for one dollar and a
half; one dollar iu clubs.
CAMPBELL STATION 1TEH.N.
The railroad company Is going to put o
new bridge across Fountain Creek, a shoit
distance south of the station. The abut
ments are now being taken down. The
bridge is to be new out and out. Joe Tnylor
Is sutieriutending the stone work. These
abutments were bnilt, by Harding aud
Glenn when tue road was first built. They
have always beeu looked upon Ly bridge
men as a bad job. The original bull .ers got
SHOO for doing the stone work.
Ou the first Monuay in January, in Colum
bia, A. C. Thompson and brother's land was
sold by W. 1. Ingram, trustee. It was bill
oil by col. E. C McDowell at nine dollars
and some lew cents per acre, fhe Thomp
sons paid about twenty-one dollars per acre
a few years ago.
Mr. i hos. Marsh, with his family, from
Shady Grove, Ky., is on a visit to his father-in-law,
Mr. ( lay born Taylor. He is going
to move to Birmingham, Ala.
James N. Bradsuaw, our constable, has
his remaining band so disabled he cannot
use it. He hurt it and took cold in it.
Clii-e it Co., iu moving their clover holler
from oue farm to anothei one day last week,
turned it over and broke it so badly they
nad lo take it to Lamb &. Boyd's shop for
repairs. They will be ready again in a few
d ivs u r business.
Mi-ss Pride, of Culleoka, commenced her
school In this place the first Monday.
Jim Hobos has moved in the house that
McClaiu bought in the vl'lsge,
There have been several mu'e buyers
through this vicinity the past weeit. Some
lew mules were sold. They are very low
compared to a few years ago.
Ciiul Fowler weut out one night last
wek and uaught live ooons. He brought
the hides to the village next day, aud sold
them lor twenty-five cents apiece.
Mrs. T. A. White, from Bighy ville. Is visi
ting her sister-in-law, Mrs. John A. Stan
ley. Mr. Reynol Is had quite a small congrega
tion last Sunday, owing to the inclemency
of the weather, lie caiied in his appoint
ment for Sunday night.
Luring the two receJt call sessions of the
Legislature the city of Nashyllle might have
saved some expeusesby stopping the gas
works while that body was in session by at
taching the pipes to the capltol. In addi
tion to the lsrge amount of g is that km
wnst.-il. they did oue thing that has attract
ed as much attention by the reading public
as any law tha; ever was enacted by a leg
islative body. They established a circula
ting medium known as the "Tissue Paper
Currency." This was only for tue private
use of the members. When the body ad
iourned this was all deposited iu bank. In
"the interval between the close of these two
sessions ftud the meeirjg of the next rrgul ir
session, these deposits, With the Interest ac
cruing thereon, will be'drkwnor.t by the
person who has charge of the saultary con
dition oi the capilol, and be distributed
among the market gardeners (u the suburbs
of the city. "It's an ill will t bat blows no
N. U. H.
A good pair of heavy trace chains for fifly
cents, at the new hardware house of J1H2t."l
HoLiiiNO. McGkeuor Co.
I.ewlsburjf Jail HroKen OLfn.
The Juil at Lewisburg' is made of stone,
and was thought to be impregnable to the
assaults of prisoners, but it will be recol
leuted that when we first saw it, we warned
the people that it was too isoluted, no one
On Friday night of last week, the prison
ers tore up"the lloor and built a lire iu the
window, aud threw water on the rocks
yhile they were hot, splitting them open
find stai;ti them oil', and theu took sills of
the lloor and pressed, tts- iron bars out.
Five prisoners escaped Russell, McCool,
Grilliih, Reese, Morris. One ot them was so
large that he got fastened, and the others
ln"l to pall him through. Scott Davis, the
eiuoieiii. enrj violent sueriff. caught one of
the prlsoneis'at hi. houe find put him iu
the upper cell. On Sunday tue foi,r prison
ers were discovered by the Sheriff trying to
get 0"t. Ou Monday he brought the four
to Columbia and deposited them with our
jailor, Mr. Davis, who has never Iqst a pris
oner yet. It Is but Justice to Soott DiVls.
fiUrl'tf of Marshad. rto say that it is not
his fault tuat tne jail is so ajoiateu it is me
faut of the county, or County Court. The
escaped prisoners wtre .iu for the following
crimes: oue for murder; one for horMsteHl-
lug' one lor lour lnuiciinenu.; oue ior sieai
ing'a horse aud mule and kiiU g them; one
for stealing money.
A Homey General,
iir.s .,ii,,.rt liire can.li.lateq for Afi.or.
nev General this week Laps. D. McCord, of
Gi:e, Geo. C. Taylor, ot .Maury, ana captain
James H. Murphy, of Liwreuce.
M r. M.-Coru is oue of the editors of the Tu
laeki C'l'ren aud the columns of that, at ie
and bi ll laul paper are brightened by his ce
nlus. Few w rlleis eijual hm; in originality
and piquancy. Asa lawyer we are lo'd lie
takes high rank, and Is a fluent, captivating
sneaker. 1 1 l"cted, would make an auie
I and efficient otlicer.
Mr. ieo. C. Taylor is also well known. es
pcl"!ly In ins native Maury county. He is
a stil-iuH-le msn.aiid by indomitable ener
igyr.nd iiiie nitivo ani ity, has come into
a fine practice. If elected, he ul tilfti.e
oltiee with linenbliily.
! Capt. James B. Murphy, of Lnwrenc, Is
,' also annonnc sl as catmnlate. He is now
a ciiiz n ot u-iwretice, oui .vianry is ins im
nallve t:oiiie. Heis known here as a fine
teacher, hi llllaut editor, and eloquent iaw
ver. It begets the oitiee ho will no doubt
h;i it fciiicitmiy.
Llrlt Creek Items.
Mrs. Wash Sbonse presented a floe thir
teen pound boy to her husband not long
"Hark ! from the tomb a doleful sound
My ears attend their cries."
Miss Lizzie Alexander has a very success
ful school at Walnut Grove. Probably she
will remain with us several years, if she
does not yield to the persuasive eloquence
of some worthy young gentleman for a good
farm and better wages.
Mr. J. W. Pricbard is at bis old post, tend
The Rev. Mr. White delivered a very In
teresting lecture on the rules of Methodist
Discipline last Sunday at Mt. Pieasant. The
attention was very good, with an occasional
telegraphing of eyes from the younger por
tion of the congregation, as the minister
touched on those frivolous amusements
which are usually Indulged during this seas
son. Miss Maggie graced the church with
her presence, and, of course, Mr. Jim was
out In good style. Watch your chances,
Jim, for tnere are others who are prowling
in that way. Peanuts wiil be a better price
next year and peauuts or no peanuts, you
should come to the resolution that,
"All earthly things I would resign,
And give them all to call thee mine."
We hone you will not be' offended, dear
Jim, at what we have said or may say, for
the past weather always makes one feci
lively, and brings with it an unextlnguish-
aoie uesire 10 write poems, some oi tue ei
fusions, you know, take the whining style,
while it is refreshing to find that, on the
other hand, a limited number try the hu
morous vein, Bui listen, ana l will spin out
My dearest June bug, just to think,
How oft I've been upon the brink
Of love's pure stream, and could not drink.
For the want of self-confidence.
How oft I've yearned to seek the side
Of her I loved; and with joy and pride
Ask her to become my bride.
And fail through foolish diffidence. -
I used to think, wncn I was young,
That bash fulness would soon be gone,
And then I'd marry the first one
That I could find exactly suit;
But then I found (to let truth cut)
The older 1 grew, the more bashful I got;
Aud now I can't sneak to a lady without
Turning as red in the laceasagobler'ssnout.
Now that the Ice is broken.
And the word already spoken,
You will find it is no shame,
For your June bug cannot blame the bach
tlor, If he leads asingle life;
The way the girls are now brought up,
He can't support a wife.
The time was when girls could card and
And wash and bake and brew;
But now they have to keep a maid,
if they have aught to do.
She cannot blame the bachelor
his courage must be great,
To think to wed a modern miss,
If small be his estate.
Time was when wives wonld help" to buy,
The laud they helped to till;
And saddle Dobbin, shell the corn,
And ride asliadd.e to mill.
But your June bug Is among the few,
Who do not work eschew;
And if you ever come to naught,
She will not be found in fault.
The Herald for one dollar and
half a year; one dollar in clubs.
On Thursday night, the 10th inst., there
was a very large crowd gathered at Grawf.
Irvine's residence, on Knob Creek. Some
c ime to enjoy the hop, (for a hop it was.
niiii t ko r.i ucaiui uuijiu uefiiw,; vy iuuk
iug on, while others enjoyed it better by
participating in the dauciug. There was a
very large room to dance in aud other
rooms to converse and play in. Mrs. J. K.
P. Allen, In her entertaining style, received
the ladles. Among the ladles present we
noticed Missis Roxle M. aud Laura K., of
Rutherford Creek, both graceful dancers;
also, Miss Mollie H., of Cross Bridges, who is
said to have been one of the most graceful
daucers present. Tnere were a good many
other ladies present, ail looking very beauti
ful. Martin's baud gave the music. We bad
several waltzes by Misses Ella and India
Irvine, wbicu the crowd very much ad
mired; they were very graceful in their
movements, and waltzed exceedingly well.
We also had two or three waltzes bv the
handsome and gallant Mr. W. D. (Petway)
Howell and Miss India I., which were very
nice. Everything weut off as nice as you
please. Some never ceased to hop until
aurora began to drive the darkness away.
Ask Mr. Joe Walker, of Columbia, how he
enjoyed the dance, or ask those that were
present how they enjoyed his dancing.
Aoia great while ago a certain young
man went to see his sweetheart, and the
young lady's father sent bis son and the
young lady's beau out to feed the hogs, and
instead of giving them corn the young men
threw out one hundred and fifty bundles of
fodder. Their eyes must have been in
There was an elopement last Sunday.
Jim Goad and Eliza Goad eloped and were
married last Sunday at John Dodson's by
Lsq. Eil Harris, of Duck River Station.
In our last the type-setter made us say
"lielle deaux" when it should have been
billet duiix. He also made us say "older" for
other. Readers, excuse such mistakes
rather, excuse the type-setters.
Mr. Crawf. Irvine aud family have moved
into his neat aud handsome residence.
There wiil be a debate at Bristow on Sat
urday night, the lmh inst. Query, "Re
solved, That an accountable being can be
saved in heaven without baptism by im
mersion, water the element."
Mr. Joe F Green has put up a drag store
in Sauta Fe. He staid in the drug store
about two years, and studied or read medi
cine about six months. He will make a
good urugglst. Dr. J. A. Burrow, a skillful
physiclau, wiil be tne prescri ptlonlst,
M r. Harvey Harris and family have start
ed for Texas.
Mr. Johu Dodson has purchased a ninety
dollar sewing machine. He is a widower;
so "set your caps," ladies, if you wish to
catch him, or you hud belter watch out or
he will c itch you, for he is baitiug his trap,
and if you wish to be caught just bite.
The Herald for $1.50; $1.00 in
Las-t Friday evening was a time looked
forward to with much pleasure by those'
fortunate enough to receive an invitation,
as the occasion ol a party and supper given
by the young ladies ot this vicinity, at the
residence of that urbane gentleman, Mr.
John C. Alexander. Arriving rather late
in company with a handsome beau of Cath
ey 's Creek, we found the parlors, and hall
filled with a gay, chattering, promenading,
conriing crowd, composed of the elite of
our society aud Williamson. About 10
o'clock supper was announced, and the
"column moved ' toward thedining room in
the following order. Dr. S. and Miss Etta I
P., ot Williamson; Billie T., of Memphis,
and Miss Katie A., of Spring Hill; Mr. W-,
of Cathey's Creek, and Miss Alice J.; Albert
C, of Spring Hill. nd Miss Kola A.; Willis
J. and Miss Julia G.; Cam McK. and Mrs.
B.; Mit H. and Miss Georgia J ; Jim O. and I
Miss Florence J.; Joe T. and Miss Carrie A.;
Brown T. and Miss Cora T.; Fed A. and Miss
Nettie E., of Zion Church; Joe G. and Miss'
Annie Me,; Ross A. aud Miss Anna T.; John
P. and Miss Liza S.; Gov. N. and Miss
Keechie D.; Bennett B. and Miss Lina L.; i
Dr. I... of . and Mrs, Josie F.; Dr. Spen
cer H. and Miss Fannie H.; Sam . and
Miss Nellie G.; Erwin O. and Miss Minnie
J.; Crittenden S. and MtssTennle T.; Mr. A. '
P.and Miss Kittle R.; Mr. D.and MissIdaP.;
Ed. B. and Miss Mary P.; John M- and Miss
Addie B.; Joe F. and Miss Laura O ; Joe H.
and Miss Callie A ; and probably several
others we overlooked in the crowd. We
were ushered into a spacious dining hall,
where tue table was tilled to its utmost ca
pacity, with oysters, cikes of all kinds,
boiled custard, pine apple, apples, oranges,
nuts, canities, and In fact all that an enlcu
rean anoetite could wish or a confectioner
could furnish, and we thiuk wiil not com
plain of our want of appreciation. Upon
the whole, the party and supper given ry
the yonng ladies was a brilliant success,
and long will we remember the hospitality
of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander, their amiable
daughters, and the courteous and inimita
There was a sociable given st Mrs. Bur
nett's, near t he head of. Carter's Creek, 6n
Tues lay night of last week, and those' who
attended from onr village spoke of it as a
vry enjoyable affair.
Mr. A. H. Kerr has sold a part of his fine
track of .laud to Mr. Bassham, of Knob
Brown Tate bavins bought a cart of the
R. K. Shaw place some time since, will
move into his bachelor quarters iu a week
or two, and sneaks of having an old-fashioned
housu-warinlng or dauce.
Miss Carrie Alexander returned from a
visit to Franklin last Friday.
Misses Georgia Nichols and Irene Tlnnter
nre on a visit to relatives and friends In
iir, Dick Nichols, who has been quite sick
with pneumonia. Is, we are glad to learn,
Sidney Sediierry, son of Mr. John Sedber
ry, has bad several hemorrhages from the.
lungs, and is considered in a critical con
dition by his physician. Dr. Terrell.
Alex, and Jeff. McKay and Frank Mc
Micn killed one q.y last week in rabbits.
Frank killed two alone si.ou '
Miss Kiltie Rouudtree left last Saturday
to visit her brother, Dr. Rouudtree, ot Ala
bama. We were shown a few days ago a picture
ofthefnmons dog "Joe, Jr.," property of
Capt. uo. W. Campbell, whloh won the
first premium at the Nashville fair, sketch
ed bv Couner Easley, and photojrraphed by
11. P. Seavy. Idler.
free copy to aov one that rrets
j A v '
up a club of ten.
Jamo 91. jflien'a Will.
ITis will was published in full in the New
Orleans Picayune. It takes up about two
tm-ii! ot a rnilo tc d In tlisl paper. He p'ves
and necneaiLiS fuj propeity id sevelity-n ve
dniereut persous, and the property so giv
en niiioiuts to S35o,OjO, and of that amount
S222,2o0 is given to persons who live in M m
ry county, TeunM together with a farm.
Hegveto his nephew, Robert J. Bauguss,
$ 0 two; to Alice L. Carap'xjll. wife of M. C.
i Campbell, S2t,fHJ, acd to her eldest son,
- 1 .larje .ilcs Ce.irjp'-ell.WYl: to his brother,
I John M
John M: Alien, tiv, 1 being 2o,oi for
hlms-eli and $2ii) for eaeh of his (onr living
children, and to his grandson, James, S1,'XK;
Kibcrt H. Allen, his half brother. -I.OOO,
being ttlO.wO for nlmself and $10,00!) for each
one of his children, and to his wife, the
farm on which tho r.qw livas: lo the fivo
si. rviviirv children of his niece, My Wo-M-ieus,
who onga lived In this county, $!,0oQ
eiicii. The will wa wrlt'en by hmisell, and
he also gave to some uf his oid clerks and
servants quite liberally. Those to whom he
bus given In tins county are among our
very best citizens, and worthy of the rich
Messrs. Mum ford Smith, S. S. Cecil, and
W. G. Cecil shipped three car-loads of mules
South Motidv night.
Heury R. White left Wednesday morning
with twenty hands for J. N. Pharr's sugar
plantation, Si. Mary's Parish, La,
ISOM'S STORE ITES.
"Batchelor's Hall, what a queer looking
piace ii is,
Kane me from Rich all the davs of mv life!
Sure but I think what a burning disgrace it
Never at all to be getting a wife,"
The numerous cans made at the County
Court Clerk's of nee by the young gentle'
men,of this and adjacent counties, give am
ple eviaence that tne most oi mem are ais
posed to act in accordance with t be sentl
ment set forth in the foregoing verse. Hick'
man county, following the recent example
of Perry, comes to Maury and makes a se
lection from her bright and beautiful flow
Married on Wednesday evenlne, the 9th
inst., attbe residence ot tne Driae s father,
Mr. A. A. Kennedy, Mr. J. Crlttendon Ba
ker of Hickman county, to Miss Elizabeth
K. Kennedy of this vicinity. May their
Eat h way through life be always bright and
Mr. Aleck. Scott bas built a "Narrow
guage" near his residence. It is a short
line with no intermediate stations be
tween the dwelling and Soring. It is on an
inclined olane. aud the first exDeriment re
sulted very disastrously. All attempts of
the engineer to aDDly the brakes were in
vain, aud the "tram consisting of a single
bucket-shaped car was thrown violently
against the rocks below, and completely
wrecked. New calculations were made, aud
the second trial resulted satisfactorily, aud
the "Narrow guage" is now a complete suc
Mr. G. L. Harris, of Perry county, passed
through the village last Saturday with io
head or cattle en route to iNasuviiie.
Mr. Ditter McClanahan bas returned from
a trip to Nashville. On his first arrival
here he found prices satisfactory, but be
fore he finished selling, the market was so
depressed that cattle sola lower in the city
than in the country.
Major James H. Akin, has gone South
with a drove of mules. The Major has an
extensive acquaintance throughout the
South, and will enjoy advantages for mak
ing his trip successful.
Mr. James Henslev. an old citizen died
at bis residence, on little Swan. Sunday the
Mr. Elias Lane, of Fall Branch, made a
sale of his property on the 12th ' oi tnis
month, with a view of emigrating to Texas.
He sold on 12 months credit, and most ar
ticles brought fair prices.
There will be an election of Magistrate in
the Itith District, on the lflh instant, to fill
the vacancy occ.vsioned by the death of R.
Luther Fans Esu. .Tyre Noles Esq. and J.
J. Savage Esq., botu formerly magistrates,
are candidates in tue neiu.
Maior Gabriel, of the I'd District, Is nego
tiating fi r the ale of his land, but will
continue to run his mill, and grind lor his
customers as heretofore, until next fall.
tvMrs. Elizabeth Patton. of McNeary conn
, West Teinies-see, a most estimable lady,
bas been visillug i.er mother, Mrs. Maiiu-
da Farris of the 2d District.
We are glad to see Major Wm. Bi file out
among his trlenas again. lie has improved
very mucn anu ne consiaers nimseii as ue
ing nearly restored to his usual health.
Mr. John" Turn bow, formerly of this state
but now a resiaentiu rope county, Argao
sas, accompanied by his wife, is on a visit
among relatives iu this neighborhood
Mr. Turnbow is well pleased with his west
ern borne, and considers Pope county a
Messrs Edward Stephenson and Hiram
Dark, missionaries to Tennessee from the
Church of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake
City nave been peregrinating in this section
recently. They bad an appointment far
preaching at Mt. Pennington, last Sunday
at 11 o'clock. Mr. Stevenson is an English
man, 53 years of age, enthusiastic and elo
quent and possesses good powers of imagi
nation aud dramatic qualifications. Mr
Clark is a young man, apparently of Irish
descent, and less talkative, than his older
companion. Their headquarters, at present,
sin tne vicinity ot Shady Grove, in which
section there are some members.
Rev. C. Foster Williams has an appoint
ment to preach at Jones' Church, the 2d
Sunday in the mouth, which is bis regular
Elder Geo. L. Reynolds has an appoint
ment lo preach at the Christian Church on
the. id Sunday iu January, at 11 o'ciock.
The Good Templars are to hold a Conven
tion, at Hampshire, this week. Good
speeches are expected on the occasion, and
tue fair sex will be there to lend their voice
and influence for the promotion of the
Esq. A.S. Strong designs "having a well
cliugupon his premises at an early date.
He thinKS the lnaicanons point m me ex
istence of Sulphur water in the locality and
H he is successful, it will not be necessary
next Summer to go ailtb way to Beaver
dam Springs to get a drlnk.e
moes. from the floating island of Delos, lor
sale at Z. Taylor Voss' coufectlonery.
Drop from Bock Spring-.
Wintry weather and dull times are con
tinuous. The young folks meet occasional
ly to bestir themselves to a ltttl pleasantry,
and ouce iu a while a marriage occurs. No
deaths in our raids-, recently, and indeed
we have great ground for gratitude in view
ot the healthful condition or our fellow
citizens. I suppose, strictly speaking,
there is not a distressed suffering pauper in
cur fair aud favored community. The bless
ings of Providence rest indiscriminately up
on all the "just and the unjust;" neverthe
less we hear great coniplaluers murmuring
aud mourning over their present status and
future prospects. Tne divine injunction is,
"Having food and raiment be therewith
content." Who In this blessed land has not
food and raiment, friends and fair pros
pects? Then to complain and repine is
simply wicked and woelul. The truth is,
we are constituted with such wicked pro
pensities that we cinnot appreciate pres
ent blessings; but when they have beeu re
moved we deeply deplore our condition, and
view the favors or our benefactor from a
different standpoint. The memorable Han
Dab Moore expresses it, "How blessings
brighten as they lly."
On the if.ti inst., Mr. G. W. Milner and
Miss Mary Hayes were gladly and grandly
united in the holy bonds of matrimony un
der the solemn ceremony of Rev. W. T. L's
sery. This uuion has been fondly hoped
lor and sweetly anticipated some time, hut
was prevented, in all probability, by her te
dious recovery from sickness. They are
now united, however, iu the hopeof health,
harmony and happiness. Mr. Milner is a
Mississippi.in by birth, and has been here
only a few years, but long enough to prove
himsell worthy and well qualified for true
citizenship in any country. He is pure and
pious, practical as well as spiritual in his
religion, and holds all his convictions as
sacred and dear, iieing truly a conscientious
matt. He manifests an abiding interest in
Masonry, and has had the distinction ol of
fice in the Rock Spriug Lodge for some
time. But alter all mat can be said ot Mr.
Milner, and we have not yet exaggerated.
Miss Mary is his better hft'f. May the most
choice blessings of a kind Providence at
tend them through lit".
Oa last Wednesday night gi oyster sup-
Ser was given at tue resilience of Mr. Joel
l. holsou. We regret very much that we
were not sble to attend, but learn that It
was a brilliant affair; ludued it could not
have been otherwise In this most compan
ionable and magu lie nt family.
Dry-goods and groceries are going rapid
ly at reasonable prices at Rock Spring. Our
people will soon see it to their interest to
buy at home. ,T, ,
Dr. R. T. Long, W. A. Barker, N. A. Nich
olson and R. M. Jones are requested as a
committee to procure at once an organ for
the Sunday-school. Gentlemen, don't de
Take the Herald. It
cheapest paper in Tennessee.
Over the River.
Duck River Station, 1
January 16, 1S78.
Married, on the lot h inst,., at the residence
of the bride's father, Mr. George N.;vils, by
the Rev. James G. Voorhies, Mr. A. L.
Beasley to Miss Lucy Neviis. A few friends
gathered in to witness the marriage. Tne
handsome groom and beautiful and lovely
bride, after the many congratulations and
good wishes of their friends left for Mr.
Jackson Alexander's, where a reception
was given, and a warm one, too; a host of
bappy friends and a sniiiptuoiis supper
greeted their arrival. Long and happily
may tney live. The 5!h ciiaper of Job, 2lh
and 2!th verses, is friendly to our senti
ments or wishes.
Tne man around here who does not re
ioteeover the near approach ot a good
turnpike road certainly has not traveled
over the so-called Sinta Fe pike recently.
Plad the matter has been set-
tfedsndthe ro.idler, and tnat Our part ot
the couutrv with all lis attractions will be
more accessible to t he world generally. San
ta Fe and Columbia, with a good road ly
ing between, will be near neighbors, and In
stead of a tough day's Journey lrom one
place IO the ouier, n w m ue mnii w-w"
toju-t "step over." W- "-j'rs.aud tne
work will oegin as soon as the weather wiil
per nit. "So mote it be.
We are glad to know our friend, Joe F.
Green, has opened a urst-elass drug sloro iu
Sauta Fe. Joe Is a first-class man and bis
way of doing business is the same nothing
Samuel W., a clever gentleman who is
Hearing bacneiorhood. after seeing a young
gentleman Joined in wedlock, ran frantio
ally across the street to his bachelor friend's
store, pulled off his hat, threw it iu a nail
keg- pulled off his coat ana vest and
rammed them Into the stove-pipe; snatcned
bis shirt collar open, riaied up his.sleeves.
then mounted a goods-box, and exclaimed
in the hearing of his many startled mends.
"tlve met side-saddle or give me death!"
life got the saddle. Now go, friend Sain,
and get a girl to fit said saddle. Dol
"Partners for a cotillion" came out from
between the teeth of Tom Edwards, the po
lite prompter, and alKint twt-uty ung
Uin and ai n.MV young ladles took Tom
at bis word. Itwasiwo hours alter mid
night when they quit dancing. All ex
pressed their gratitude to 'Squire and Mrs.
Ell Harris for the good time they'd had uu
der their roof. A party at Mr. Craft. Ir
vine's, Win. Eraser's ahd Mr. Foster's, were
all a hkesucaess, .,.,. ,' . .
The" yoUQg lOISs- -uuueuu iwaru suows
no indloatim of weather until an .Improve
ment in the weather.
We learn from Mr. E. C. Irvine that he
will offer for ssle or trade the celebrated
raddle horse "Reckless." This horse is well
kuuwu throug-.oiu our county, and Indeed
throughout tue State. 1 n Fair rings "Reck
less" wi8 much dreaded br ovyners of other
mock, ana has jirrieo on many ti.us rio
lions In onr Htite as well as severdl In Ala
bama. Mr. Irvine is disposed to close his
stable. He will offer his fine Jack also for
fh'ere Is not one young wife out of twenty
bvt what will, if she wants to move her
husband's tf6use-afier ho ha retired lo
bd, but what will Invariably take hold of
tiiem by the leg's end, and of course out
goes the contents f tne pockets. Every
thing spills right out -money, tobacco,
knife, green colfev, spice cloves in fact, all
Is spread out lor ber Inspection.
General po.'-i h boVfkpaper note,
was Out ta "this" lVjliiy this week. Io
unite dogs followed chrse to his heels all
the round trip. This old man and the dogs
show a great altachme.it for oue another.
A free copy to any oue that gets
up a club often,
A Bold nod Able Kprfli Against It
by our KrprrKrnfallve, lion.
a,, u n l loc u.
Hon. J. L. Bullock, our Representative In
the Legislature, made the opening speech
against repudiation here last Monday. His
bold and manly sentiments were applauded
by the people, which showed that Maury
County will never stain herself with repu
diation. Mr. Bollock spoke substantially
Fellow Citizens: As your representa
tive, m the fortieth General Assembly oi
the State, it is proper for me to render an
account to you of how I discharged the
duttesand responsibilities you entrusted to
me, and In so doing, permit me to say, that
isnauspeaaa'one lrom a sens oi auty to
those who honored me with their confi
dence and support, and notwlth a view of
paving me way to a re-eiection ia tne hon
orably position I now hold, or to any other
within the gift of the people.
1 was elecied bv vou as a Democrat, noon
a platform tha met my hearty approval. I
have always been a Democrat oi the strict
est sect, was born in a Democrat atmos
phere, rocked in a Hickman county Demo
cratic cradle and believe that.,non the su c-
ISWH nf that, narlr flun.nila . . viv.nfiriAi.irv
l. me i' f j -
auu uappiun ui tneoouiiry l;ne princi
pal and grand doctrines e I.' in that
code of principles, upon which I was elect
ed, were "opposition tOtha roniiHIillOll Of
any obligation Justly due to the creditors cf
.jLiit. vi iiniiiiumuuvenimeiit. Ana to
lavur u laws looKing 10 retrenchment and
reform, in the administration of every de
partment of the Slate Government. I also
advocated throughout the county, the re
peal of the dog law, because 1 believed It un
constitutional; and of the ten per cent, law,
because 1 believed under the protection of
L,inL i w i'iwu ua aemauuing ana re
ceiving a higher tribute than was just from
the honest labor of the country', and was
therefore destroying the
ducing elements of the land, which ought
to oe aiways iosierea and protected by wise
ami ...u.i..i.r... ....... i
r . . w""a'" "'((itaauou. i ne nones i
niuonug meuoi ine country, can at any
lime, claim my numbln ariiiiiiuu in
ol their rights, for by them, all good and
peacelul governments are built, guarded
When the General Assembly met on the
first Monday in January Ikki.. r i m mutiuin.
ly began the discharge of the obligations of
. " .7 firuiicii hj vu. i Kunnnr pi i.na niu
of the dog law aud the ten per cent, law, as
wen lut3 repeal oi several useless offices,
whereby the current exneiisoK rr trio kuik
Government were greatly reduced. By the
passage of the bill to lease the penitentiary
a net profit of seventy thousand dollars per
t.u lunuo Ur i ne mare. o tnai
much good was accomnl-.HhoH tvr , nip
ple. During the session manv nf tin. Yist.
uineus ui tue cuy or jew vork appreciating
moi.AUuuaiCTi iiiiiuiuon oi mucn oi
the material wealth of the South, and sym-
nullilulnn u -II.. .... ... .l. . .
e'"'.-'" r. ,nu uoij me earnesi enorts we
were making to restore our land to its once
uiunuenms auu nanny no mill inn mr. In
LUH cuy auu appointed a Hoard nrlntru ti
comer with the bondholders aud the legis-
'""" "in "unowiui ine view of bringing
"""" .i.i-ii i ui ,,,, mare ueoi, upon
such terms as would be satisfactory and inst
to our creditors, and Imm.or. i. ,.,
On the 8th of March last, these arbiters met
in inecuyoi jvew iork. Fve members of
luo legislature, selected by ballot, three
from the House, and two from tna Koroma
appeared before that committee and pre
sented for consideration, what they believ
ed to be the financial condition of our peo
ple. After mature deliberation upon the
facts and arguments of our Representatives,
tuey made what is kuonn as "t.h niriv
cents proposition to the legislature, but Its
session being so near its close, the consider
ation thereof, was postponed. Oa the 6th
Of Decein ber list, GOV. Porter from a ooneo
of duty, convened the General Assembly in
mh.bju ui con sin or tne proposition,
but it was soon evident that it would
not be accepted. Whereupon, another
proposition was made direct from the bond
holders. His Excellency immediately com
municated It to the legislature, and earnest
ly and eloquently urged its acceptance. This
was the fiity cent proposition, whereby, tiie
bond holders offered lo give oue half of the
indebtedness, it the Stale would promise to
pay the other in new bonds, navnhln fortv
years hence, with six per cent, interest.
inis, i regarded as a liberal proposition, and
believed the (state amply able to pay the
tuteieni, wim less man a lorty cents tax.
Having been pledged Ibv you. mv teltnw-
cilizens, to a just aud honorable adjustment
of the debt, I felt it my duty to favor and
urgB me acceptance or the proposition.
Here was an opportunity to relieve the peo
ple of one-half of au honest obligation,
without iu the least, tarnishing- ilm fuit.ri
and credit ol the Slate. But this proposl-
lon was rejected through eiloris of defini
ng politicians and deilliLVOflli-K. who I. ml
not the good of the State at heart. These
men tellyou that the debt of the Ktate was
illegally contracted: that the Interest. .
cumulated during the war is unjust that
by the n::is of li8 and l7:f, the accumulated
interest was lunded and interest, was there
by compounded and should not lie naid.
and that owing to the great losses (sustained
by reason of the late war, we are entitled to
a large credit. It is said, too, by some that
the debt is lust, but Ihe people are unahld
to pay. Now can any of these objections he
sustained by facts and Just reasoning? I
appeal to you leilow-cltizens to go with me
into the examination o." these objections,
and if I am wrong, disapprove my actions,
but if right, rally to the support of honesty
and truth. I say these arguments used by
t nose ineu wno spoke sneeringly of Stats
honor, and of credit as a myth, are without
foundation. The present indebtedness of
the State, funded and registered, amounts
to fcH 853,777. See Comptroller's Renort.
made Dec. 11th, 1S77. pnge. All of tne debt
except about S.'i,iiw,tHjo, "known as the
Brownlow bonds," was contracted by the
isiate, prior to the war, by legislatures com-
poseu oi tue nest ana ablest men of which
our common wealth can boast, created too.
wb tie the otlice of Governor of istato was oc
cupied by such men as Polk, Trousdale,
Jones, Brown, Andrew Johnson and ishani
G. Harris, and these bonds were issued upon
mi iccuiuiucuuiiiiuui! io tue legislatures
forthe purpoee of internal improvements
whereby the wealth of the Slate has been
so largely increased, and for other nobleaud
profitable investments. If you believe that
such meu as held the olllce of Chief Execu
tive, and urged the contraction of the debt
now hanging over us, were corrupt or were
doing wroug in ignorance of the powers of
legislators, I have but to refer you to
authorities which you are compelled to ac
cept as fully settling the question. Tue
Supreme ourt of the I'uited Slates in the
case of Olcot vs. Supervisors, (16 Wallace's
reports pages ijHi.t;, snys: Whether the use
ol a road is public or private oue depeuds in
no measure upon who contracted it, or who
owns it. It lias never been considered a
matter of any importance, that the road
was built bv the ageucy of a private cor
poration. No matter who Is the agent; the
fiiuction perlormed is that of the State.
Though t he ownership is private, the use is
public. If there beany purpose for which
laxutiion would seem lo ne legitimate, it is
fie making and maintainance of highways.
They have always been cousiderel gover
mental affairs, and It has been recognized as
oue ol the in. st important duties of the
Stale to provide aud c ire for them. In the
case of Bell vs. Bank, ol Nashville, our
own Supreme Court said: The legis
lature ot the State of Tennessee, like the
legislature of all sovereign States, ran do all
things not piohibited by the con stitu lion of
this Siate, or of the United Slates. See
Peck's reports, page 279.
The same principles are a'so decided by
Judge Turley, In the case of Hope vs. Dead
rick, Humphreys, page 1.
Now there was no ciause in the constitu
tion, under which these debts were con
tracted, prohibiting the passnge ot internal
improvement bills; the comrscllon of debts
or tne Issuance of bonds. Andrew John
son, wbiie Governor, Issued $7,2-2u,0u0 ot the
present debt, and Isham O. Harris issued
J7.b40.uu0. All this debt has been ratified by
the people and subsequent legislatures so
often, aud so readily, that no man who will
give the subject a candid aud impartial
thought, wiil doubt for moment the
validity of the public debt. But it is said
that we ought not lo pay the war interest,
nor the compound luieret-;t upon the funded
interest, nor the Brownlow bonds. Admit
for the sake of arguments that we are en
titled to credit for these equities. And does
not the proposition from our creditors to
scale the debt one-half give tnem to us.
The amount of Interest accumulated from
in) to lSOti, a period of six years, Jl.HP.GOu of
this amount iil.OuO.OOO was Intore.si and the
balance pastdue bunds. Tue In lei est upon
this fi'rided interest to Jan. 1st, 1S7, would
be S2,tXl,doU. By the funding act of Itm, not
oue dollar of i merest was fuuded, only past
due bonds. Under the lundlng act of 187:t,
8.)J4'J,t)8.j, and the interest upon this snrrj np
to Jan. lst,l7, is Sl.KjH, ttla being the
comp-'Und Interest complained of. The
amount o. Brownlow bonds remaining un
paid, does: uot exceed S.S ii)(,onu. So we have
the war interest -54,000 iKiO and interest upon
this to Jan. 1st, 178, 2,Si'l,00'l com pound In
terest under the act of S'.stj, Jlviw.OJU, and
the Brownlow bonds SJ.uoO.oOJ, aggregating
3il,0o0,luo; whereas, the pioposilltiu made Uv
the boudiulders, allows n a CTwdi
ceuUnr.'--tU0 MO""-- ... the Any"
veumar .on, a credit of m,777, more
thau all ineequies ol set oil claimed, oven
by the strongest opponents to a settlement
or ad lust men t of the dabts is obtained.
Are we able to pay one-half of the debt?
The taxable property of the State, for the
year 177, amounts lo S--Xi,7W..sl. See Comp
troller's report of Dec 1 ll h, 1577, with more i
than l.UOO.wrj of Inhabitants, aud more than
two hundred and flfiy thousand voters,
whose net products lor the year 1HT7,
amount to over fifty-two millions of dol
lars iu value; exclusive of the cattle, mines,
sheep, marble, iron, etc., from which large
incomes are derived. The value of the farm
products or Tennessee, are greater Per capi
tal, than In any one ctt Hie loiiowlug (Stales,
viz: Virginiu, ueorgia, Maryland, South
Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, or Norlh
Carolina. Our lands are rich in soli, our
climate Is mild and healthy, In fact, nature
bas blessed our State with everything
necessary to prospijrity aud happiness.
Now 1 as& you with all these f-icts before
you. can you doubt the ability of the peo
ple to pay without any embarrassment
whatever, oue-balf of our debt iii the space
of forty ears?
Ah! tellow-citljspioi, it Is not a want of
ability to pay, but I tear it is an indisposi
tion to pay. Designing demagogues and
ri.tj men arc striving by the use of false
arguments and appeals lo predjudice to sow
the seeds of repudiation, that they may ride
Into orfl'-e upon a current of misled public
sentiment, whereby, the faith, credit,
prosperity and happiness of our country
will be forever b.iiiUied. Against all minh
corrupt would-be leaders, 'el ue warn you.
bianilne the subject ior yourselves, and
jou will soca riselu your might aud hurl
li oin power auy .nan who mires to advo-I
caie a policy tlut seek to rob your State of I
its honor and credit, thereby destroying I
individual ho. ior and credit, for State credit I
Is but tne aggregatlou or Individual cred'.t;
blight one aud the oilier lsgoue. One cannot
exist wituuii. ihe other.
W hat is rtpudlatlon? It is bnt a fatal
stroke at that which every good citizen
estimates I.ir above lu value loall the prop
erty ol the wintry it Ls a stroma al honor;
that which makes the poor rnau proud and
hapn; ami ine peer or the noblest or his
iuco', however, noli and powerful tie may
be. It ipudlaiiou destroys credit and black
ens honor. Thus rooom hone rt poverty o
th at W'lich alone enah'es It to live, i he
rich man having money to supply his
wants, cn live wiihout ciedit, wlu.st the
lMNir wiilioul money and without eredil,
cannot live. S fellow citizens, and es
pecially those of you who are poor, like
your humble i-peaker, permit me again to
appeal to vou with the warmest emotions
oi my heart, lu awaken to the true appr-
elation of honor and credit; rise np In your
might ana nun rrom place ana power, an
parlies who dare to attempt to tarnish that
bright character, won by the great and good
men of the past, and transmitted by them
to us as a glorious heritage to be preserved
and handed down untarnished to future
I voted in the last extra session of the
General Assembly in good faith for tbe
proposition made by tbe bondholders, and
against all propositions presented by oth
ers; for I believed it dishonorable to make
a proposition, and in doing so, I feel
conscious of having acted true to the princi
ples of my party, and true to the great In
terest of the State, and would not, if within
my power, change my votes; and I rejoice
fellow-citizens that my name is recorded
against every effort made to disgrace the
people of our proud old commonwealth.
Iu conclusion fellow-citizens, may I say,
that whilst I love the old Democratic party,
for the purity of its honored principles, aud
are proud of its honorable history. Yet
whenever it tails so low as to become cor
rupted by the least taint of repudiation, I
shall step from Its ranks and enlist under
the banner of whatever party there may be
in existence, that has the honor aud bold
ness to fight for principle, and for the pre
servation of tbe credit of our people. But 1
am confident In the belief that the Demo
cratic party will maintain Its purity, and at
the next State election, will carry the State
far above the smoke of repudiation, and
place her back upon the highest plane ol
honor, and thereby restore prosperity and
happiness to her people.
A free copy to any one that gest
up a club ot ten.
Presiding Elder Barbee on Ib Popu
larity or Jeaaa.
There was not a very large congregation
in tbe Methodist church Sunday morning,
owing to tbe inclement weather. But at
eleven o'clock, the choir, consisting of the
organist, three ladies and four gentlemen,
sang Nearer Home,a beautiful and touching
Dr. Wright and tbe Presiding Elder, Rev.
J. D. Barbee, were in the pulpit. While the
Presiding Elder was reading the first hymn,
we had an opportunity to notice his gener
al appearance. He is stoutly built and
seems to possess a large amount of physical
Eower. w un ratner ngnt mur anu a lull
eard, his face is expressive and inspires
confidence; his voice Is good, but was ren
dered somewhat husky by a cold: aud his
gestures were easy and natural.
After the hymn, In which all the congre
gation joined, the Presiding Elder prayed:
than auig una lor his blessings, and praying
.or the assistance of the Holy Spirit to this
congregation, aud to worshiping Christians
every wueie. ineu ine congregation united
in repeating tpe Lord s praer.
W hen the choir had finished another
hymu, Dr. Barbee auuounced the following
text, "And Jesus ssld. Somebody hath
hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue
is gone out or me." nu Luke, vin: in
jesus curist, saia tne preacher, was the
most popular man that ever lived. The
remarK may smite you wun some surprise
when you remember that He was condemn
ed to the death of a common malefactor;
but there are ins ances enough in the Bible
to prove lis correctness, i-or example,
when Jesus went up into a mountain to
pray, the people came to hi in, when he
taught by the seaside, he entered a ship and
pushed off from the shore, to keep tbe
people fro:n crowding Him: And Jesus
said, " Who touched me?" When all deme I,
i'eter and they that were with him said,
"Master, the multitude throng tbee, and
press thee, and sayest thou, who touched
lue?" But Jesus understood the whole
He was not popular with the great, but
He was popular with the masses. Now
why was this? There was a good reason for
It. Some men derive their social position
by tracing their descent through a long and
illustrious ancestry. But that which gives
men their social standing is tbe circum
stances under which they were born; those
which surrounded them at tbe time of
their birth. Vet Jems was born in a stable.
and there were men, at that time, as there
are' now, who think that whatever is
born in a stable Is no better thau a horse
must necessarily be a horse. Jesus was not
popular wtth Ihe Pharisees, the most or
thodox sect among the Jews, or the Saddu
cees, a leading parly among them, because
there was no plan of common symyathy he.
tween Him aud them. His religion was
notot this world; it was oue of self-denial,
but theirs was one of pompous Ceremonial;
hen co He was not popular witii the Jewlsu
But Jesus was Immensely popular with
the common people, aud they heard Hin
gladly, lie came to preach the Gospel to
he tioor. He said, 'Come unto me. all ve
that ate weary and heavy laden, aud 1 will
give vou rest,. He also spoke well of their
children: for he said, 'Sutler the little chll
dreu to come unto me aud forbid them not,
for of such Is the klugdoui ot heaven. '.So
t he people loved Him. and if Jesus had nev
er said anything but this, I should love
l ou cannot point to one single place in
His whole ministry, where Jesus ever
ami -ed t ) the great. If there is any one
here who thinks he can do so. let htm
stand up in the congregation and mention
it; I should like to hear lrom him. No, He
never pandered to the gniMt, hence He was
not popular with the rich.
Jesus Chi 1st went about among the poor
doing good: He healed the sick. He gave
hem instruction, ami ministered to their
necessities. All of His miracles, with the
single exception of his turning water into
wine, were nuinaniuiriau.
Once, you remember, Jesus had beeu
holding a protracted meeting, tiie people
had been with Him three dnys, eagerly
listening to His teaching. In tbe end. na
ture asserted its authority and the multi
tude became hungry. Did . He send them
away fustiug? Not at all. But He fed them
there in the wilderness. How different is
t his from the politiciau of the present dav!
He goes to make a speech, talks to the
dear people, and when he has carried his
point, what does he cure for the necessities
of his hearers? Ii they are hungry, he d'es
not leed them, but they may go to Ihe
devil as far as he cares; lie rules off In a fine
carriage to the best house in the neighbor
hood and gets hisown dinner. How different
is this from the way that Jesus treaud the
Tne Bible Is full of hmnnnity, aud it Is
tbe human element of the Bible which has
preserved it to us; aud but for Ibis, it
might long since hale muldered awsvou
its shelves, and been forgotten so complete
ly that not a copy of It could anywhere be
found in the land to-day.
The Bible was written lor plain men, and
they can understand it; so Its object is not
to teach philosophy and science.
Look at the church today. Where nre
your revivals of religion? Some are labor
lug to get the rich into the church, but in
many cases they don't want religion, and if
tney accept it at all, it must be modified to
suit them. The Christians of the Bible are
to be Hie oilscouring of the earth, tbe
sewers! but the rich gdon't like this. Bible
Christians teaoh sell-denial, but the rich
want self-indulgence. Many of the rich
don't w n lit religion at all, and If they take
It, they do so liecause they think that it
bridges hell. If they had a guarantee that
they might live always in t his world with
their riclien and a moderate degree of youth,
the curtains of henven might he rollad
back and display all of its glories to them,
and they would care no more for it thai for
the lowing ot a herd of k ne, or the bleat
ing ot a flock of sheep. Tuere Is no m onev
In it, and riches Is what they want. All
around, you see fine oh u relies, and to-geous
ceremonial; the church is more active
now than it ever whs before, and yet Infi
delity bo'derthan ever.
A hundred years ago, InflJellty was In
creasing, but the Wesley's and Wlii'flelil
met it with the pure religion of the IPble
and gained a great vlctoiy. This Is wbat e
want uow. There is no use to deebd up
on mere human learalne: for 1 'can lake
logic and prove anything I please. Just
take the rfcH;.on ofthe Bible and iM'each it
dogmatically. Infidelity can answer
learning, but Is powerless against, facts.
Some ve-:j aim, a kooU old man was con
verted in Louisiana, and Joined fhe Meth
odist Church. A Unitarian minister weut
to him and began to question him, when
the old man said that be did not Know ex
actly bow it was, 1-u.t no had the religion of
the Bible and it made him feel happy and
so good. The Unitarian answered, "if you
reason with me, I can match leeriilng with
learning, but i can do nothing with facts."
So it Is Useless. If you can't save the rich
upon the terms offered In the Bible, let
thein alone, if they want theG'jupv, they
can get It In some form or other, for their
money. But preach the Gospel to the
poor. You ir.ustgo to their houses, and
do them kind deeds, feed the hungry, and
clothe the natied. Poor people ure shy;
they will never Jostle against yon, nut if
you want them, you must go far them. If
you give thorn to uuilei-s-aud that you be
long to tbe aristocracy, they will give you a
wide btirih. Jesus Christ wus tbo Great
lommoner, ana oar "Vision is to
I biilioTa Hint if a largo part of the great
.louutof money, -rTij'.'h is now m,nt no
on flue churches and pompous ceremonies,
was given to relieve the necessities of the
poor, it would result iu a great revival ol
Years 0"O. a poor drunkard, an offcast
from sociely, was wandering aixntt lu the
streets of a great city, when a good man
Hlapiied him ou the back and said to him,
"John, you may be a man yet," Tiiese
few kind words had suoii a powerful ellect
that the drunkard reformed and became
the famous temperance lecturer John B
The religion of the Bible is what we want,
and when ills preached to the poor, God
accompanies it with His blessing.
This was a grand sermou, but our pen Is
utterly unable to give even a taint idea of
its fire and animation. Like every thing
human it hail lis defects, but we imagine
that it is the kind of sermon that St. i'aul
would preach, if bo were to visit us at the
present day. It seemed to Involve tbe study
of a lif.-ti me. When the Methodist church
recently su tiered such a severe loss iu the
death of Bishop Marvin, Dr. Mousey, and
Iir. D.mcau, we prayed that their
mantles might fall upon the. shoulders of
the good and true men; so it seems that our
firayers has been answered, and the mantle
i as filieu upon the shoulders of our
Presiding Eider; who is t-poken
of as th.'J most eloquent preacher lu
After the sermon. Dr. Wrlghtaad Itev. J.
R. Hamilton assisted in asluiiuistrallug the
Dr. ButM also preached a good sermou
He reminds one of Andrew Johnson,
in his massive frame, bold and uiiuly
utterances, aud love of and sympathy lor
Ah yet there has. been no announcement
for this houorsble and distinguished posi
tion. I-'ist week, however, ine I Oiumnia
Journal advocated the claims, or suggested
tne name of Job n B. Bond, a well-known
and popular lawyer at our bar. Mr. Bond
has iieen in onr niiilst more than t-rj years,
practising at the bar, and oo well known to
need conimeiidHt ion. He is a He f-inade
man, having had a severe struggle with
poverty since lie was a little hoy. Nohiy
and manly he Ixig in the strife, and with a
mother and large limuiy of hUUiin depend
ent main linu. he battled heroically and
successfully, With no powerful influence
to help him. he has built up a large prac
tise, and made himself a power among the
peopleof Maury counly, who bavu come
pioinpuy lo his rescue. We do not know
that he desires to run for Judge, but shoiud
lie do so, he will prove a most formidable
competitor to whoever euUrs the race
Are the Wicked Punished riernally
Everlasting punishment is a subject tha
has beeu creating considerable discussion
recently, lu the pulpit ana the press. It Is
much talked about, and we thought the
opinions or some or our preacheis on this
Important subject would lie Interesting, as
well as do much to counteract the evil
teachings that are sown broadcast on thi
sublect. We will first give the views ol the
pastor of tbe Cumberland Presbyterian
BE V. A. TEMPLETOH.
Y'ou ask me to express my views of th
biblo doctrine of future punishment, This I
will do with pleasure.
1. It is eternal. "And th"se shall go awsy
Into everlasting punishment, but the right
eous Into life eternal." Math. UK, 4H. If the
)oys of hen von are eternal, so are the tor
ments of hell.
I. It icill be intense. "And there shall
weeping and guashing of teeth." Mat. 8. li.
"For I ain tormented in this flame."
8. 1 he wicked onlv shall bo doomed to
this punishment. "The wicked Khali be
turned Into he1!, and all the ua lous that
forget God." Ps . 17. "For without ar
dogs, and saroerers, and whoremongers, and
inuruerers, sua utoiaters. ana whosoever
loveth and moketh a lie." Rev. 22, 15.
II is well known that a large proportion of
the human race ever have been, and to-day,
are of this kind. It would surely be a splen
did heaven, if God weie to open the door
and take thein all In. Woulou't it?
Those, aud those only, will Iw damned
who could, but would not bo saved. "And
ye will not come to me that ye might have
life." John 5, 40. "He that bellevelh not
shall be damned." "Except ye repent ye
shall all perish."
.o. The punishment will be in proportion
tothesin. "My reward Is with me to give
every in an according as his work shall be."
Rev. 22, 12.
i. Tne language of the Spirit in describ
ing the torments of tne damned, Is highly
flguaratlve, as It also is in describing the
happiness of the redeemed. "The bottom
torn less pit," the "lake of fire find brim
stone," are not to be understood literally,
but fiuialively. We do not suppose there
Is any lake of lire and brimstone, and bot
tomless pit, but t here will he suffering, so
Intense, as lo justify the use of these figures.
It may be soul suffering aione, or 11 may la
soul and bodv botn that will sutler. It may
he the queuchh-ss fires of au ever burning
conscience; or it may be th's. lu connection
with a positive divine Infliction iu exact
proportion to Individual demerit.
7. Hell Is a neci sslty In the divine gov
erument, the same as prisons are a nercsst-
ty in human governments. Just ice culls for
it. The protection of the goisl demand it.
It is probuhle the lat that can be done t
I he wicked, is to shut them out ot heaven.
We suppose they would be less miserable
sny where else iu the whole universe thau
8. The doctrines of some old divines were,
well calculated to drive men to Hie opposite
extreme. Must I believe that God Hindu
some mt II simply to iImiiiii thein ? Must I
tielieve that G'l sends infants and utwis to
eterUHl hell Musi I believe that all Hut
heathen arc damned for not doing what
they caiiuol no? 1 bad rather believe there
is no hell. But h are false.
Tbe next nnuistei 's views are those of the
pastor of the Baptist Church,
KEV. W. II. WALLAC'K.
1. Is there a hell, or a place where human
iieititrs are punished afler the death of the
2. Will the punishment le eternal ?
Man Is either mortal or Immortal; if mor
tal, all ol his hiculiles and functions cease
Ihelr action at tun deal li of t he body; if Im
munol. Hint fund ion of uls biting which
ruses hlin lo the dignity of au Immortal
creature, wbl survive the d issolutlou of the
body, if Hie soul survives the Ixxly for one
moment, the presumption Is that It will sur
vive lor ail time lo come Sin Is the trans
gression of the law God's law. All men
are sinners, t hereiore all men have trans
gressed Oo.t'M law. The perpetuity of gov
ernment, ths preservation of society, tlio
successor science and commerce are de
pendent upon the execul Inn of the penalty
aunext to l.iw. The penult v Is Intended Ut
be lu proportion lo the break made 111 the
law. When law Is violated, the authority
lor lt-s execution looks to the violator for a
satisfaction in every way coital to the vlo-
allou. Mutt s altitude lx lore the uivtun
law, (whet her moral or written) Is t hut of a
violator. Tue law wing murine, its auiuor-
bv looks to niau lor infinite satisfaction.
Death Is the penalty. God Is inlliiite lu
mercy and Jiisi ii;u all meicy without Jus
tice would itself lie unjust. Cpon the prin
ciple of justice all men would perl.,h eter
nally, it wouiii require tue suneruig to inn
fullest rapacity of each soul through all
eternity lo satisfy the demands of tho vio
An expedient Is introduced of such digni
ty or character as that tho otlended patty
cun accept as abundantly satisfactory Ihu
substitui ion of God's son ill tho place of the
stuner. 'I'll.-Ihu-could find salislactiou ill
Hie fellow of God.
Awake u sword against ine man mat,
Is my fellow. ,
Tuns salvation is oncreii io ail men on
conditions I hut ure explicit ami well defin
ed, lie Is able to save liu'iu lo ino utter
most that collie unto Go I by hint. Heb. 7,- .
ForGid so loved t ho win id, Hint he giivo
Ills only iH'uotteii son, that whosoever li-
lievelii lu him should nol perish, but have
everlasting Ine. John .'., l'i.
All who fail to comply Willi the condi
tions set forth in Hieso familiar verses.
(which could lie multiplied almost to Infin
ity) and rcuiti'.u IllipelllUlUt, will l)K coii
deiuetl t punished j in hell. 1. "Aud In lull
he lifted up his eyes, being In torment."
Luke hi, 2i. "1 am tormented In this 11 mn"
-verse2l. "J he wickul shall ho turned in
o hell, mid nit Ihe nations lh.it forget God."
I 'so. 7, 17. "Who among us shall dwell with
devouring tire?" Isa. ::, 1 1. "Where their
woriudieih nol. and the lire Is not qucncii-
ed." Murk II. 41. "For ll God spilled not
thenncls that sinned, hut cast them down
to lieli, and delivered them Into chains of
larkness, lo be reserved unto judgment;
and spitr.'d not. the old worn!, but savist
Nouh, the eighth person, a pr.'iicneroi right-
eoiisiie-s, bringing the Hood upon uie world
of t he ungodly; ami tinning the cilles of
Sodom and Goiiiorroh Into ashes, condemn
ed them with an ov.-rthrow, making thorn
au example unto those that niter shouit
live ungodly. The iud kh.tivr th how lo
deliver the godly out of teriipliiHoh, and lo
reserve the unjust unto toe day of judg
ment 1 1 be punished. ' 2 Puttr, 2: I, j, 0, '..
ii, The puiiisiimeut will b.-i teinal. 'Phi
soul's propor functions, iuhcicul in a i-pii -llutil
exiNt-ence, oniHi begun, eiin licvcl his
terminated or suspended. The.se shall K'
awsy into everlasting punishment. Mai.
Depart from me, ye cursed, iuto cvei last
ing tire. Mai. 2 ., 41.
He u ill imi ru up the chuff with unquench
able tire. .Mat. .1, 12.
The smoke ol their torment ascendeth up
for ever and ever, and tney have no rest,
day nor night. K v. II. II.
I. Whatever we hud to lie In existence
we are certain will ever continue to extit,
unless we can discover within the iialui'M of
the exlstaut cause for lis dissolution or an
nihilation. The scriptures expressly tnsch that tho
wicked dead are now in a htaie of punish
ment, ami uiilpippiiiesii and wretrliodnes-i,
Luke xvl. 2i, 2-i.
'1 ne Scriptures al-;o teach that this condi
tion ot wiesedne. -s Is one of Increase, I list
there is nothing lu its nature thai lend! Ut
Therefore it must he continuous.
II. The violations ot God's law, illircprn
ted of, are either ful.y punished lu this life,,
or lu the life lo come.
But they mauilesUy are not punished in,
Therefore they ore in V. llf.i lo come.
III. Il wn-ki d li,. u woo die lu liuiwnl
teocy do receive tne puiiishmciil duo lln u'
trausgreHlous hi-realter, then 1 iii-ro e-in h
no oer-sallon ol their puiiishuii.uf., slime llm
Scriptures declare it to he wil houl end .
But multitudes of wicked meu do die lit
Therefore Hum eitl bo no c.-ssatlon of
their punishment hercaper.
The next minister we approached was the;
Pastor of the Mot hodisl Church,
Rev, Dn. J. M. Wuioiit.
What ilo.'Sth'j Bible le ic'it co'icjrning Ilm
pini'slimc tit of the wiciV'd in order ir,
.lis li'.' a bi ief sliiliMueiii i,i ihe te idlings of
I'hiislitnd his ApiMtles, on this Nur,jecl
clear we must lake lnlo the cmICiIuIIimi
several cousilenit Ions.
Is'. God is tin Creator of all things: lf
made, innii and endowed hliu wtin all hia
faculties, mid lieslowed on linu ail ins gifirt
2d, Go 1 Is pure and holy. In of "p-rer
eyes than to behold evil and can nql iih.U;
on Iniquity." 'ihe allr'imtt-tt ,, fKf
character c impose His, mature. ; order to
render t hat char:...' Vr hunio-.tons, ismsUI
enl and '''..ef.t, tnesj attributes, Justice,
,MMVes;s, m.-n) , kc, miisl be always active,
innst nol mb r'err) witii each oilier and, as
they are each itiliiilie, must demand unre
stricted exercise. God is Immutable, "tho
same yesterday, to-day and lorever."
:td. We son HI ri In ihe world; we linve
within us a nature t fiat ti lis Un re is wrong
among men, I hat Ginl's law has lieeii hndi
en, that things aro Lot as a pule bong
wonl l have t.i.ein.
Now in view of theso things, what Is God
to do Willi sin? Cull Ho a low 11 111 ills uni
verse wll liout an expression of His auger?
That Character would not lm harmonious,
nor would II Inspire respect if He were eare
lijs lu remind lo sin. Tin; sinner Is a rebel
iigiinst His authority, ami ll would oe
stroy the character of G"d as a complete
und consistent Being, were Ho to admit
such rehe.s to live in His presetice without
aDtysmiin or Mediator, Therefore, Paul
sa vs"( Heb. X It: 2i" "' Mir God Is a c n winning
tire," Hint, is without Mich Mniinlor. So
God's love to mail prompted Illiu to pro
vide such a Meditit ir, and lie madi aplarl
simple enough for every man, and He nmi
given every man time, euoiiiti to e'lcapo
the ruin attached to his sui. 7'lu-rrfnrt
errra man jOes huivwn dim tit rrliuinu to
mitiify the just UeinwuU nf (JiiU s holy na
ture. When npiti suffers' tha time of his probs
lion to pass unimproved, allows ail his op
portunities to go unappreciated, Ueither the
Justice, nor the mure; , nor t'oi goodiies, nor
ihe dlginly of God, lequirMS Him to give all
ot her trial to such a sinner. G'l has fonr
a lather's purl. In providing s rich and effi
cient a plan and it Is man who brings d-aili
upon I. in. se lf. Kueli a li !-l as eart h Ml nils
a fjilh trial Is In possible wtien the reali-tl-sot
eternity are before a man. We see
no r-us u then, taking the character of iod
into the cuiculiUiou, why such rum hiiouid
But what is the nature of the r nnlshiuent
lu this state of eternal ruin? it is a condi
tion in wuich ruin Is so vividly reslized
tint there shrill be "weeping and gnashing
of teeth." (Matt, vim: 12) L'lt Jtt-us the
gret teacher, has not hit the matter In
doubt. In Mt, IX: 4 MI, he says, "it Is lct
lerpir thee to enier lnlo Hie. maimed than
havnig two liar.'is io uo into imi, in o me.
fire that never shall he quenched, where
tiii worm die' h not ntnl the fire Is nol
quenched. " Judo speaks of' the Inhnhi
luiils of Sodom n nd IIhiiki mli sulternig
"th veiigince of eternal lire." Aiain .lesu
ludaiciinl'igthn jitdgi ineiif, so s, "Then
Mini he c.tie Indi-ei say also unto tliem oit
the le'l hand, D -pai l from me, ye cursed,
into everlHstur.' lire i reputed for tho devil
ami his aueN." . .Malt. v: p.)
Now t Ip se and oi mr si in ilr expression
may la; uii'laphoiicnl but they point lo t
punishment lenin c l:i Ilm exlu iue. Klin,
up iu denial dainness wool 1 b" I um ihlrt
beyond conception. Bui let. us remember
t h it I h is i n 1 ii is si lf-l"llicted; every limn
makes his own h"ll. Nuilher id's Jitsiic.-,
nor love, nor mercy cm be linpnined.
These attributes are a I gloi lousl v vindica
ted In ihr. Plan ol Salvation whiuU lie 1'ios
Vldud lor Uiiiu.