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First National Bank
Of Columbia, Tenneasce.
lJuani ami Inlying ?:.0) ier. montl
! Docs a General Banking and
By ALFRED S. EOESLEY.
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1878.
VOL. XXIII. NO. 27.
T. W. KEESEE, President.
"LUCIUS KKIKlVsoN, Caslil. r.
li. V. KULW ILER,
TO KflflA IIlTtllF.R.
I1Y tT.KORt.K D. l'KKMK E.
I The following Is tue last poem that the
1:K; t; rorgo t- Prentice ever contributed tt
tho press i.he last, perhaps, that be evei
wrote. It was addressed to the daughter O'
Mr. an.l Mrs. Johu K. Hatcher, their only
child, who died at Paris, Teun., who now
sleeps in Kose Hill Cemetery, Columbia
You wanderer from a Honthern rlitae,
Forgive, 1 pray, this humble rhyme
T:isiL welcome thee, wlih heartfelt tone,
To olJer sitii-s than thou hast kuowu.
M iy live, ami hope auii joy enlohl
Thy youii form like a mist of golt-';
And may no Northern blast hve Hi;er
To chill the tender ftoutheiii flower.
A Ii, Kmma, Time hasset his sign
Ol uray on thesis thin lock-, of utlue;
Yel tiy dear memory will remain
A "thin. of beauty" in my brain.
Twill be as if a lake, unstirred,
i-iumiid ealcli the shadow of a bird,
Aliil ! lie im4 iinaue still should stay
V hen Uie bright bird had pawed away.
Oil, Emma, thou iirt wondrous fair,
A new moon waxing in the air;
'i he l(vt star Willi a tender beam,
Hoveriut; above it like a dream.
J love lo muse In reverie,
ti l what tnou art, what thou wlil be;
A n l iianu Willi Fancy V magic art,
Too angel picture In my heart.
The KPntle swan thst oars his way
l 'lou t he waters of the bay;
'I'm- cloud I hat seerni to move in sleep
I 'lMin Hie blue and upper deep;
i lie sliiultir willow, llllie and Irall,
That sva x before IhaswiiiKloK Rule,
Arc em liiems of the i;race Hi it d webs
J u ail thou an, youau (jueeu of belles.
Tim" won, Imt mayst thou Hv
'in kiMv . .. b ol that life can jjivc;
May every year ii,ii Hiee Mini;
li-eli h'fs.sius from lis dewy wine;
M.iy Heiitl-j lovers 'round thee thron'a,
A n ii sunn mid sinh and vow ami Kong,
A ud all thy life with tears unwet,
Hi h s a irl huna vo music set.
H it ah ! it iniv 1)5 thon will not
j; ipc ii, ar woman's common lot;
I. u li lovely rose, thai now adorns
Tnv ith, may tt ar thee with its thorns;
K.ii'h l.it.nt that wotx-s Ihce now to lave
Thy rsd lips in its cis.liuif; wave,
M.i'y shrink away from thy embrace,
And leave but dust within its place.
Vt l ', if it must be ro If Fate
siniil make thee sad and desola'e
I I nil i lie mar-, th:it o'er thee burn
Shad into lurid darkness turn
Ii every I'.uuil now white, shall hold
The lU'.iitnlm; in ltsdark'ning fold,
'i'iicti, I it-n, tin ! loveliest one, be strong
To itlle with the cruel wrong,
i n ' r eai-lii's atmosphere to liy,
And wander in the open sky,
A nd se' In doubt and darkness hurled
The wild confusions of the world.
A CH2I3THS TSCUT.
I From the Iiaaon Field.)
Tin: si-;vF.n:-iFK(sT of the previous
Vf-U li:i l Monifwlmt moderated on
l!n- lii'iI niiH Kve which I sjxiit with
in Jlerefordshire. A heavy snow-f-turtii
s-t in with intense darkness at
ni vlil :':i'l, and we drew our easy chairs
!-;. in the hyj; lire in the Kiiujrtfory,
i iii-it the hhlie- had left lis, and eliat-le-l
iivcr the hair we hud made ill the
in .rniiiir. Il'imt laie, itl-vas, at till
even's, varied, as it contained hares
ml ialilii'.s, jilieas-mts and patrides,
a woodein -It, and aniallard, snija-, anda
)ii :i-e of teal. That glorious north-
ts(, whi' h Jinosley Joved .so well,
is ii;. wind for sportsmen at Clirist
jnas, however hunting men may
iiiiiise i:. I had eome over to the old
e;i'nni from my farm up in
the ii ,.1'lhwi-t of Canada, and we
tallied over many a hag of heavier
game we had made together hy the
jor.ely lakes and everlasting pine
viK.'is of the I loiiiinion in old days;
iind td'.ill times for siieh a chat, eom
im nd me to Christinas Kve.
"I'.v I he way, S., " I suddenly said,
"w hat a lovely hrooeh your wife was
waring this evening. It flashed ami
-inliliated like a thing of life, repre
s(.,, "hig as it did, if I am not mistaken,
i (ion ' have seldom seen finer
vo, ki!.'''.- l'ij'- That never came out
.,:t :uv right;" answered S. "I
n ilv ,vsjiina.ed at the little choice
i'nrin vis in hiat't lets and hrooches
"in l.n lon. l'he jewellei-s seem to
hive no i.h-i in designing lieyond
l,ors.-hi".s and serpents, circlets an i
twisted hands. That trout brooch
Clinic Iron i 'Frisco."
I expressed my surprise, and headd
, "'l Ik re is .i story connected with
thai iiro u li. It" von a're not for W-dyct,
I will tell it von, as it istpiitea winter's
a! , h iv, ii'n actual Christmas Eve
Sal.!" ' , ,
"All right; wait t'. II I light a fresh
Alaiiilla. .Now for it."
'When von were in Canada did you
ever slav with N orris, on the J)u
Moine tiVer? No? Well, I must de-M'l'lh--
the lilac, lie had run up a
i v L-i'.d house ahont three miles
from Lake Calunn-, one of that lengthy
. !i i:u d 1 ikes on tin- Du Moine river,
v hi-It vtni reinemlMT runs from the
north 'hit i the Ottawa. J lis place
was soioe sixty miles from the Otta
wa, so von can fancy the 'location,' as
the vanket s say. We were a very
iii. i'rv 'liri.-iimw parly there in lHli ;
sleighim , skating and shooting going
on fn lull force. Several ladies, for a
wonder, were in the house; amongst
them a nice.- of Mrs. Norris, Mildred
J'avn.-, upon whom two or three of us
we're very sweet, and none more so
tl.iin your htmiMe servant. On
hi i-tnia-i Kve we men had heen out
mother, and on our return each made
in ollering to the coy lieauty. Young
W -lit. 'I Idrownetl last summer w hile
I'-itniMg. V:'v' '"'r 11 siuirrcrs skiy,
villi a hiilk-white tip to its tail;
tWiues (Billiard Haines') drought her
;i,m;ii!.miI' siwff huntings, and oh
t lin-'d a fiir amount if smiles; while
I h viii" Im-cii i.'ulucky enough toshoot
nothing hut a skunk, which you could
a. -lit to a ladv. Jiad to ollei
Jn r au'lodlaii Jiiirse, worked hi heatls
in I hi iri. s. With .-omething very
tike a ii.iat I was told, as her two oth
er familiars had hrought Ih sh and fowl,
lor-ht ti have catlirhl her a lish; and.
like a wilful girl as she was, Mildred
turned awnv, and look Haines's arm
i ., iiiio.liiiii. r. I was considerat.lv
and with anv other girl
should have wlii-tled her oil", asOthel
losaid l'he ease was ditlerent
Mildred, and every liionielll,
looked at her c.pl
sive black eyes
siikI long siky
siii'iner from the
eyelashes (she was
Vrellth settlers at
i..,.t , 1 1 i on v -.iran in ni ""
liraughtsof love. Fish must 1-c oIh
t lined for mv charmer, and, if possi
ble, that vcrv evening. W hat was to
be done.' I had heard ill the morning
how the Indians took the Sal mo
f.intanalis our American brook trout,
;nid itl. d to try my luck at once.
The. a'.K'.iuded in Uike Calumet,
vliichwc bail seen during our hunt
ing in the morning, and it was the
iiust brilliant moonlight night. The
oivlV jtdvel-s c;r. unistanee seeimtl to
be "that the Indians of the Little I log
tribe, whose wigwams were at the
jieud of the lake, tUough fiienilly
ctioitfii in other ways, could not
noli anv li.-bing m ineir waters. In
ii ii i a n ar. a ce
rtaiu old cbiel, Notted
.. .ti.t til li'IV'1 lilf,l ill. 'n.
j .ea v i . " -' "
before now w nen iisoiug jor ine
li-ili t(i'ivgonus aiousi. now
!";ig as I could secure Mildred
p. iiit, I did not mind snap-
pmir niv lingers ai rpnifi -u, i-i mm
ill! hi kith and kin.
"Wb-hing my opportunity, there-
di.-r dinner 1 stoic on to my
. . . , T .1 I
ore- el 111 nil's, iook rilieami
1.....1.-1 on Ion vi" lines, and descend
the kitchen. There I carefully bailed
jnv hooks w i'.'n raw meat tit would
have been impossible to have done so
jii t')e intense hod prevailing outside),
:in,l borrowed a small 'jemmy,' or
, I'owbar. 1'hen I stalked ti' on snow
dioc.s o .r the illimilahle u hitejilaius,
,:ki'i; tl OV tl.tllV- s ... juiif iic -,
Uv ti tlfe- hues o
...... .. .' i 1 1 1 I.. I-.. l : ..
lrsl taken the bearings by my coin-JI-s.
N-'t hing could ee.'til the love
lio. -s o'" th it night as I sped onwards.
lm , I ... .i. l;... ... i ...
The SiloW ii.i'i i" 1 " " .ne nine
... i, will it caidus during the day from
i i.. , ii... .i. i;... . . i i.-
i lie skier, ami was now of tin- purest
........ mv whiteness. i ne group ol
, :' u under which J passed were
weighed lown and festooned with
snowdrifts; the stars twinkled as they
miv Ho on a trostv night m tnenortn
Etlging an ild niiKise-yartl, at length 1
.peiicu out a graiitl view if the luke,
from which a keen wind had that day
swent much of the snow, and, as I
honed, had left an excellent surface on
which to skate. Discarding snow-
shoes, I buckled on my skates, and
was speedily skimming the lower
reaches of the lake, which is some five
miles long. Hast low islets did I hur
ry, where stunted birch and low pine
were alike smothered in snow; past
iarger isles of heaped-up granite, re-
minding me m shape ot r.llen s Isle
ni Ijoeh Katrine; then along an open
itretch, till, towards ten o'clock, I
tieared the upper waters, where I had
iieard the trout were most taken. At
length I halted altout a mile from -the
upler end, which was shrouded in
lark lime woods, liiese skirtett tlie
lake half a mile in front of me, w hile
behind, at the same distance, rose the
rock shores, casting a long line of
larkncss, which lost itselt in the di
rection by which I had come. JCvery
here and there a dark peak rose up
clear-cut against the wondrous azure
kv. I'ortunately for me, there was
not a breath of wind stirring, or I
oultl not have remained motionless in
my exposed iiosition.
"To break a iiole Willi my jemmy
lid not take long, and then, with my
inc. and jemmy by my side, 1 dropix:d
in my two lines, and, while waiitng
tor a bite, lnt I icsirri? to Took arOUlitt
1 he nerleet stillness ol tlie simt, was
almost awful. Once in live minutes
or so an owl hooted from the pine
woods, hut. Immediately silence re-
umd its sway. In me, tresli troni
England, the serenity of the landscape
was very striking. .No distant watch
log harked; no rumble ot a train fell
on the ear; no clock from the village
hurch or stiuire's stables struck tlie
hour, as it would do, I reflected, were
1 in I'.nglantl. .Animal hie was bushed.
All creatures were in covert, cower
ing under the might of frost. It was
curious that I had not even seen a
wolf. Hah! there was one slowly and
teadilv emerging from the pints in
front of me; but at that instant I
found the ice closing in upon ni. hole,
and had to use my jemmv. When I
again looked, the wolf had approached
within sixty yards to reconnoitre, and
amused mvself watching Ins pro
ceedings. ' Just then a strong pull
told me I had a fish, and I stooped to
haul in the line. This was :i most
fortunate movement, as at that same
instant an arrow whizzed over me,
just grazing my cap, while the wolf
awkwardly shambled backwards a
few paces. Jn a momont I took in
the situation. The supposed wolf was
really an Indian, and I had had a
narrow csc;iK from his arrow.
fore tloing anything else I secured my
trout, a lieautiful two-pounder, broke
his neck as I had done on many a
Welch stream while lly-iishing in old
days, and picked up my rifle. Hastily
feeling for a cartridge in my pouch,
horror of horrors! a cold perspiration
broke tint as I realized the fact that in
my hurry I had left my ammunition
at home. It was not a pleasant situa
tion, for I was at the mercy of the
Indian brave, who might shoot me
when he chose. A thousand times
did I inveigh against my folly in ever
undertaking so absurd an adventure
fitter for a niediieval knight errant
than a modern lover. Hut at least I
had my revolver, aiyh in order to
blind the Indian, I wulljcd forward a
few paces, raised my ritle, and took
aim, tiring at tht same time the re
volver. Instantly the wolf. started up,
and, gathering his robes round him,
a middle-aged Indian haiiudcd to
wards the covert in front. Now was
my time. I ton gathered up my trajs,
and, utter waiting some little time to
show that I was not afraid, during
which 1 lot atiolherVtjiit, I leisurely
started homewards, keeping a good
look-out, and standing well out on the
1 liatl liardiv talieii a dozen strides
when I descried the Indian's floating
plume emerging frotn the pines at
the edge or the luiie, sum striking out
into the centre of the. lake after rile,
lie had either seen through my plan,
or wa4 determined to transfix me with
his arrows before I could hit him with
my rifle balls, I insensibly tpiicUened
mv pace, Mv skates had last done
duty on the Serpentine, but I was used
to them, and knew they would not
fail me in my need. I was not afraid
of the Indian running me down so
long as no accident tripped me up: but
it was important to reach the other
end of tho lake, with a small margin
of time to admit of my kicking the
skates oil' and taking to my snow
shoes, when I eouhl easily distance my
pursuer, wno 1 fancied oniy nauseates.
With this view I sped on past the is
let and wooded point, ami dark rock
wall, while the Indian, after one
shrill whoop, which roused the echoes
far and Wide, also settled down in
close pursuit. Faster nud faster did 1
skate. Tlie rocks and trees seemed to
sweep past me as they do from the win
dow ofan express train. I could not
have stopped li I would; still the turn
steel blades struck the i-e and glinted
off with automatic precision; bijt still
the Indian kept his place liehind me,
never gaining much, but evidently
straining every nerve to cause his
clumsy skates to keep up with my
perfect ones. Onwards I rushed fas
ter thy n ever; earth and ice anil shores
seemed to fly past ine like phantoms,
and I to le huurue through space; but
my shallow still pursued relentlessly,
like the slow but sure pace of the wolf
which he had just how imitated. At
length, when I was at my U-st pace,
an arrow nishetl past me and glided
a!onir the ice ill front. Something
would have to lie done at once, I felt,
or I should speedily lo struck. I had
marked on my upward currse a rocky
peninsula w hich jutted into the lake
and abruptly terminated. I must
gain this if possible. The act of tiring
had somewhat retarded the Indian,
and I hail again tdmt ahead, when 1
made ii stumble and halt gave my
self up; but I stagirercd on ami re
gained my eoiiilibriuin, though the
Indian by this accident a No regained
the ground he had lost. Now I saw
the rocky wall, a quarter of a mile in
front. 1 he other side would lie in
complete gloom: if I could only reach
that haven of safety I might sell mv
life on wore even terms. Therefore I
dropped the jemmv athwart tin path,
ami had the Kit isfactiou on turning to
find that it bail tripped up the Indian,
who was, xiieedil v. however, on his
feet again careering over the pure
chrvstalline pavement as lefore. If
anything, he was gaining on nie, for
the pace was leginiii!ig to tell; and,
thomrh the steel blades Ik'Iiw my feet
seemed to flash lire so swiftly did I
sweep on every moment expected
to feel an arrow pierce my back. It
was tie ideillv an awkward adventure,
and I . ishett mvself well out of it.
Not three minutes passed in reality
before I Ilea led the blulV, though it
st-emcd an aire: and then, having ta
ken can to thaw near it gradually, I
suddenly win vied round to the left,
anil was safe in a moment hi the
'darkness. Now was mv time. Driv
imrmv heel well into the ice. up
new a perfect shower ,t splinters; ami,
in much less lime than 1 base spent
in telling you, 1 faced round pistol in
hand, as the Indian swept bv. Slid
tleiity, however, he fluii": up his arms
with a loud shout as he tisen ered my
stratagem, ami m Ins turn sprang tilt
to the right in w hat was intended tt
foini a wiile circle, lie hud found out
that tin- rifle was ux it ss, but was c i
dently afraid o my revolver. He was
hist a' second too late. Out rang the
1 , i i ..-i..
i craeK. waKlllvr a uiiiiisaiio iriiiH-n iitiio
the rock v shelve around; and with
an.it her . i!d scream he staggered, fell
liackwartls, and fmall v lay mot lonless
1 after Mng carried n over the smooth
ice by the impetus some twenty yards.
Mv lirst imnui.se waa to draw near,
disarm and heln the poor wretch, if
possible; but, luckily remcmliering
the wiles of the Indian brave, I for-
lre. ami once more struck across for
mv Know shoes. They lay a quart.
of a mile in front: but. when half the
distance was accomplished, I heard a
sudden shout in front. Soon two or
three more cheery view halloa n
sounded over the frozen waste, and
four dark fiirures sped forth from the
the bank to meet me. Turning round
at the same moment, I saw the dead
Indian rapidly gather himself up, ami
with a whoop of defiance, liegin to re
trace Ins steiis. My story was sotn
told. Norris ami the rest pursued lor
a few hundred yards, ami fruitlessly
emptied their rines at him; and then
with much thankfulness lor my es
cape from both the Indian's arrows
and his craft, I joined them in a merry
run homewards. Of course the falling
of the Indian was a mere ruse, intend
ed to draw me within reach or In
ever-ready arrow.' lie was in all
probability "Spotted lieaver," said
Norris, and he u it only resented fish
injr in Iake Calumet, but, lieing also
a little demented, was quick to attack
stramrers. Fortunately for me, after
he drew tritrirer on Norris the tribe
Imd deprived him of his rifle, else.
should have never - lived to ' tell you
"Yes; it is a wonderful escae: but
what atiout tlie trout brooch?'
I was coming to that. 1 found on
our return that all the ladies, save
Mrs. Norris anil Mildred, had gone to
rest. They were naturally anxious,
and awaitetl us by the lire, but on
hearing our voices ran ont to meet us
in the ante-room. There I took oft
my can with mock deference, and tin
one knee ottered my frozen trout. I
could see that Mildred was mac!
touched; snd, when Mrs. Norris jutli
ciously went off to procure warm
things, she liegan blaming herself in a
manner which showed that she was
not completely indifferent to myjsafety.
So I seized the opiiorUinitv, and .was
speetlily gratified by the prettiest con
fession if I would have it, that she
woultl give her life for the life I hail
risked to please a girl's idle whim. A
colloidal engagement, you know,
speedily terminates in marriage. We
returned home on Frank's death
(through which 1 came in for tin's
place) by way of San Francisco, ami
on the anniversary of our wedding I
presented Mildred with the trout you
admired to-night. I hould tell you
she never will wear any other brooch
in the evening, the memory of my
adventure, I supjMse, endearing it to
her. I'ut independently of sentiment,
its rare workmanship might well ex
cuse her. Ah Sin is the cunningest
if jewellers if you provide him with a
design; he has no originality. So I
sought the Chinese streets at 'Frisco
ami hunted up a silversmith, giving
him those emeralds which you saw in
the fish's eyes, and which he set in
small cieclets of opal, ily means of a
delicate adjustment of internal springs
and a small magnet within the flexi
ble frame of the golden trout, my ( 'hi
nese craftsman devised so extpiisite
an equilibrium that when the brooch
is clasped (as my wife wore it to-night)
close to her bosom, at every breath
she takes tho creature's lins rise and
fall as in the real animal; while the
well-known changeability of the opal
was taken advantage of, together
with tlie internal mechanism, to
cause the jewelled eyes of the little
lish at every respiration to glow and
scintillate, much as you may have
seen the jewelled eyes of a death's
head pipe do, when the smoker pulls
vigorously at it. Hut in this pretty
ontrivancc the motion of hns ami
yes alike is imleieiident of the wear
er's will, and results whenever the
brooch is placet 1 near enough to the
My cigar was now out, S like
Tennyson's lMjet in similar circum
"There now, that's nothing!" drew.a little
And drove bis heel into the smouldered
Thm ttent a blast of sparkles up the Hew,
And so lo bed
I5ut ere I turned In I opened the win
dow from old habit,
And heart! indeed
The clear onuich bells ring In the Christ
Gesrg? Frauds Train as a Prophet.
Ill the year 1872, nearly two years
liefore the panic, in a siiecch made.
tanthng uiifin the stem of the Custom
Iouc on Wall street, he loiited to
the ittinking-houses of Jay Cooke &
Co., of Henry Clews & Co., ami Dun-
an, Sherman x Co., and prophesied
that in less than two years from that
time these houses would fail. He also
it that time foretold the death of
Horace (ircoley, tho great tires at
Chicago ami lioston, and the loss of
the steamer Atlantic, all tit which pre
dictions have lieen singularly fulfilled.
At the time they were made many
liersons thought him a wild fanatic,
anil only laughed at his supposed fol
ly. Four years ago he said that the
ihcv ot specie resumption woultl lie
pursued, that the value of proerty
would shrink to such tui extent that
ail almve the first mortgages would lie
wiiied out, and a large majority tit our
business men woultl lie force I into
bankruptcy; and that finally stay laws
would lie passed to prevent the jnoney
lenders from absorbing all the proper
ty of the country. The bankruptcies
have already taken place, most of the
mortgages are wiped out, ami some of
the Western States are now passing
In a speech delivered in the Opera-
house at Newark, last April, he told
the audience that in less than six
months there would be a run on the
sji vings Imitks of that city. This j ir.
diction has just been fulfilled by a run
on all the savings banks in Newark.
In scores of other instances, when he
has foretold the death of certain par-
tics with whom he was actpiamtcd, a
singular fatality seems to confirm his
predictions. In JtH-hester, last spring,
he foretold the terrible riot that took
place in rittsburg.
He now prophesies that if the !$-
sumption Act is not repealed that it
will cause a repudiation not only ol
the national debt, but of all State,
cify, county anil town debts, produce
the failure ot all panns.savmgs luuiKs,
life and tire insurance and trust om
lianles, the cancellation of all inort-
srages on real estate, the wiping out of
all private debts, the plundering of
every liank and the hanging of every
i ..inker in all street ny ine interna
tionals, Social Democrats anil Work
ingnien. All the daily newspajiers es
tablished in the city will Ik burned,
and their editors taken into Tompkins
Stiare and shot, and that Hayes,
Sherman and every memlier of Con
gress who has voted for the Sjiecie
Kesiiniptloti Act will have to flee the
country or lost their lives. After this
a reorganization of society ami a r
huildiug of the waste pi. ices, through
the aitl of green luu-ks, will take place.
The facts, figures and arguments
presented on this currency question
force the dread ujmhi us that these
fright ful disasters, that Mr. Train pre
dicts, may come true. In fact, if the
Siceio l.esumptiou Act is enforced it
is dittteult d see how any oilier result
can be reached.
A prompt action by Congress in re-IH'.-illiig
the llMiiuption- Act would
put a stop to all this at once. The
adoption of Dr. Miller's financial
scheme would change this flood tide
of evil to an wean of prosperity.
Will Congri-ss, the press, and the
Wall-street Syndicate, and National
Banks, bo wise in time?
JjZTTEH TB02I JFFF. EAVIS.
Eis Opinion of Gen. Harney as the Veter
an Appeal Manj lears ago.
St Louis Globe Democrat
jur. Lu U. lteavis, ot this city, is en
gaged In colecting material for a life of
(Jen. Harney. He has just received
the following letter from Jefferson Da
vis, late of theC. S. A.:
"Mississippi City, Miss., January
1878. Sir: It gives in e great pleasure
to comply with your requestor theoOth
ult., for some reminiscences in connec
tion with my old friend, t Jen. w. .
I lam y.
"in tne spring ot ibzi l reported as
a ISruvet Second Lieutenant to the
commanding ofheeran Fort Winnelia-
go. (Jen. Harney was then stationed
at the post, and Captain of Company K
First I nitetl States infantry. Athat
jK-ritsl ot lus life he was, physically
the finest siiecimeii ot a man 1 ever
saw. 1 all, straight, muscular, broad
chested ami gauntwaisted, he was one
of the class whichTrelawney describes
as, nature's nobleman,' against whom
the plague in the East 'never made an
attack. Had he lived in the time of
homer he woultl have robbed Achilles
ot the Koubrujuct of the swift-footed,
for he woultl run faster than a white
man, further than an Indian, ami in
both showed that man was organized
tt) be master of the beast. To elucidate
the last clause-of Ahe preceding par
igr.nih, requires the recital of an anec
tite Capt. Harney carefully attended
to ins company garden, w inch on the
frontier was necessary for-the comfort
is well as the health of the men. 1 he
lietls had Ix'en carefully spaded and
raided, when one of his numerous dogs
-a halt-grown mongrel hound-came
walking across the carefully prepared
ground, ana the t. apuun storming at
him m tones and in language not suit
ed to the pulpit, frightened the dog so
that instead of going out by the walk
ne ran across tne nen inward the gap
in the lence. me captain started m
full run after the dog which had to
jump on the lence and then oft it
fatal disparity to the dog, for the Cap
tain cleared ine inee at a bound,
which brought him a jump nearer to
the tlog and then liegan an even run
up the Jong slope which led to the fort,
liefore reaching which Harney me
tered the dog, and Ttosa' suffered in
proiortion to the length of the chase.
iptam Harney was also a liold horse
man, fond ot the chase, a good luriat
nian and skillful in the use of the
spear as a fisherman. Neither drink
ing nor gaming, he was clear of those
rocks and shoals of life in a frontier
garrison, and is no doubt indebted to
this abstinence for much of the vigor
he has lMissessctl to his present ad
vanced age. By long service on the
Indian frontier, together with that
practical sense winch tests all theory
by actual observation, he hail acquired
that knowledge of Indian character
which was often conspicuously ex
hibited in his military career. Of the
incidents thus generally referred to.
on have so many other sources of in
formation that it would be need less for
me to enter into detail, but I should do
injustice to the subject of this letter if
1 did not call your attention tt) the
project of a treaty he made with the
Sioux in bSoo or '.Vi. I think it con
stituted the liest basis for an arrange
ment between the United States (Jov-
ernment ami an Indian trilie that has
ever been devised, ami if carried out
woultl impress the Indians with their
responsibility, aipl hind them to a
mure faithful oliseryance of it than ev
er did any of those verlio.se, miscalled
treaties, which are spread over the
records of the United suites.
Key. William E. Munsej.
Correspondence of the N. Y. Methodist.
I call to mind the description given
me by jsishop Kavanaugh, himself
one of the mtist elooutiiit of American
,.-.... .:! i;. -T . .. . . ...
prcaciicn, cuiier living or tieao. i
lust heard him in Jlaltimore, ami lie-
fore I went to the church," said he, "I
fully made up my mind that this man
Munsey should not carry ine away
Irtxlily heart, hand ami all as he did
others, and leave me neither sense nor
words with which to express my opin
ion of his preaching. A comfortable
hair was given me, which I had
placed immediately in front of the
pulpit; and when I settletl myself m it
was firmly determined to listen to
and judge him in a style worthy of the
most colt l-bloot led critic. I hadn t
seen much of him, but that litde did
not prepare me tor a highly favorable
opinion of his talents. The fact is, I
lulu t think he was much anyhow.
When he took his text I looked at his
shaved head and sharp features and
said to myself, 'Drive away, my man,
but I am going to stay with you to
the last!' For a while it was easy
enough to keep along with him. 1 lie
gan to congratulate myself ujioii my
success as a critic, ant! was settling
down to an easier position in the chair
when 1 was start led almost to my feet
by a sharp, jagged, brain-piercing sen
tence that shot from his mouth like
a liolt from a catapult. Just then, too,
he gave an awkward, singular gesture,
bringing his extended left arm sweep
ing around to the front, the hand shut
closely together, except the straight
ened little finger. In some way or
other I could not tell how hecaught
me upon that straightened little linger
ami very unexpectedly gave me a
shoot up yonder, and for the rest of
the sermon I just went sailing!" But,
said I, Bishop, how did all this im
press you? His keen little eyes gave a
mischievous sort of a twinkle as he re
plied: "As lams i renieniiicr, i do
not think that I hail any impression
or if I did they are not tlescribabl
All I know about my feelings is that
they were grand and glorious some
thing akin, may lie, to what I shall
have when 1 hear, like John, 'a voice
from Heaven, as the voice of many
waters, ami as the voice ot a great
thunder, and voice of harpers on their
Auction ef Young Ladies.
From the Pittsburg' leader.
An interesting ami novel experi
ment is to lie tried soon in one of our
churches, which is as original as it is
successful in the purpose for which it
was institute I. The object of the in
stitution tt) lie treated of is to rais
money lor cuurcn purixiscs, ana a
more fruitful source of revenue, in
connection with pleasure, has not
heretofore lieen discovered. The Pitt
burgh church has got its idea from
some churches in some of our western
cities. The modus oierandi of the
game as mav lie called, or auction, is
al h ut as follows: All the young he
lies are mustered into service ana are
completely etiveIop-d by the auction
eer in sheets, so as to prevent their
recognilion by means of their dresses,
Then their pretty faces, like those of
the Turkish ladies, are completely
veiled a pillow-slip or soniethiug ot
that sort is drawn down over it. They
are jiermuted to have eye-holes to
look through and mouth-holes to
breathe through, but nothing more.
So they have them disguised entirely
lieyoiKt recognition, men the auc
tioneer proceeds to auction them otl'a.-
partners lor the evening to the young
men, even to old men; 11 their wives
w.ill permit them to bid. The bidding
is almost sure to lie livt Iy. At a re
cent Wcr-tern auction of this kind, the
lowest price at which a young lady
was audit. netl off was SI.. "Ml. The fun
in the thing is the yomg men. don't
know who i hey are bidding for, ami
the unveiling of the maidens is looked
forward to with great exiieetatloh.
The gent has to attend to the .lady
I (ought tin ring the evening, and see
her home at the dose, of tuv festival.
We have a Full Line
Bellows, Screw riate.. Files and
Hand Axes, Hand Saws, Hatchets,
lilts, Grub . Hoes ami
Hames, Traces, Collars,
Back Bands, Ilame
Trees, Plow Lines, Tlow
3 Pounds of Hails for
mr A LARGE
- STREET c OO-,
Jan. 11, 1878.-3m,
MAGMLL' CHILL !
For the Cure of Feyer-and Ague and Malarial Fever of Every Kind.
(ypiclfromihc2Ccw Orlcnnx Price Current.)
"Mucin's Chill Cure is uiiouestlonab! v one of the most marvelous remed li pvrr nfierpd
to the imlilir. k tt Is bevouti anv ouextion a
CHlIjIi and FKVER of no matter how many years st;tnltntz. Containing neither quin
ine, arsenic or other deleterious drugs, it din lie given with Mrl','cl lin punily lo children,
and is moreover a splendid Ttniin and fino Appetizer, aud can betaken Willi splendid re
sults in all cases of general nebilily. This remedy has never failed in perfecting a core,
and needs but a trial to convince the most skeptical."
Note. The Proprietor will pay One Hundred
iountl to lie composed ol tiuinine, arsenic, or
or saie oy i. u. iiAi.NS, coiuinoia, ieun.,anu uy other uruggtMs generally.
IIEN11Y V. MAG-ILL,
novfl-77-ly. Proprietor ami Manunclurcr, 1(C2 Fourth Avrniw, Louisvilbr, JTy,
South Main Street,
The most superb turnouts fiirnlnherl on the
rates. ipecll attention liald to bo:iriiniz
Omnibuses from our stable, and all orders
AUDHEWS, BAHKLEY & CO.,
NO. 7 SOUTH
PLOWS. STRAW CUTTERS, CIDES MILLS,
PvUBDER AND LEATHER BEETING, ETC.,
WliicU will be sold JUj dicop as the clicaiiest.
OF 1878 !
of Seasonable Goods.
Chisels, Braces and
Toints, Guns and Ti-tols' Wans.
QSE HOLLAR Cash.
ntwitive ant! tioeetlv curn fir nil rase of
Dollars for every drop ot bis Chill Cure
other deleterious substance.
& Feed. Stable
shortest notice, nml st the most reasonable
stock, and Kloi tnu vehicles. We ran a line of
left at the Hotel or Stable will receive prompt
FOIL STOCK Of STAPLE
Vim ii . ,r mi,-in ri ..mi W-Se!
E5- &Um G-AMBIjE,
Cor. Main and Eight Sts., .
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery
Trusses, Supporters, Shoulder Braces, Fancy and Toilet
Articles, Books and Stationery, Kerosene Oil,
Lamps and Chimneys,
Garden Seeds, Glass, Faints, Oils, Varnishes,
And Dye Stuff, Etc, Etc.,
Pure Wines and Liquors rot Medicinal purposes Patent Medicines, etc.
MORS GROCERIES !
ILi O W Ji: JEL
It CAH'T BE OHBERSDLD !
We have now in 6tt're a splendid assortment of
Staple and Fancy Gorceries,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
Fresh Fish, Oysters and Game in Sea on I
And will no be unilersiiM on same grmlcs anil finalities
by and House.
Goods Received Daily! Stock Always Fresh!
OUR PARCH KD AND (iROUNDCOKKKI'H nr. roasted In our OWD
house twice M?r w.H"k,anl cm be relied on ax lielii ireHn. We pack
In tin btichcl., c tns or canoisicrs ti suit cnsioiner.4, kkk.k,
OUH TEA.Sarn uriequaled In ti'mlil.v and price. We will duplicate
Ne Vol k. or auy olliei prices. 1 'hi lies pmcliaKiiii; half pounds or
poun.lH, will be lurulsheil with a t.incy caunistcr, lead lined and
handsomely ornHiiieiile.1, KKKt
OUH A ISKi are oltl ami pure, aim ctnuol be eipialcd for medical
pm ix.sert. UiVi' us a trial and be SHlisrietl.
We pay cash for 11 icon, Produce, Knllfr and Eirs. B" Goods
delivered free in the city. Ice luruished to taiulliestluilnglbe season.
Next to Trade Palace, Public Btiuare,
DRY-GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, ClA)THIN(,, STAl'I.E AND FAN
CY GROCERIES, WHEAT, CORN, MEAL, FLOUR, BA
CON, LARD, SUGAR, COFFEE, SALT,
And evprvtliins? iisnnlly kent in n
Imn'k's Stan.biitl Seal, COUN,
and piiiiranlo fh-ir prn s to
Junction: Mt. I'lfiisant
Kos. 5, 7 and 9 East Kain St., CclumMa, Tennessee.
(Hlr.ct & Moore's t narn!,)
... . ....,.,.r
and OKimntKllous rtK.iiis lor s.oriUK venici.s i ..-. -
.i... i,i..i.niii uroiiro iHrrn MiiilH for tlie accommodation of drlTr
of V,or nd V, , csV I ncle Tommy I)....y;lv still l.o'ds the rl.iH of thf. "Ol.I Kl"; .1. A
?'!k T7n1I:I M," a.l Hlten..te with this utablo. All cills left at either .lable will r
cei'v iim:npt atlonlion Irom Cuelo Jommy. ,i, thla sta.
Ilowartl A Carpenter, or Mllie Mot.rc. t lietr AnM,!iii bPlonnil al all llm-at "' .
bl to velbe l.lijhest '.narket pric. lor mulis. All, i t liur-b, CI. rk. can b
Uiia otable al all Count, during tbe ulght.
HD FAUCI GROCERIES !
OFFERED TO MERCHANTS
. . COLUMBIA, TEXN
I3 U. ICES!
first --l;iss Iioiihp. Also woijilis on Fair
HAY, HOGS, CATTLE, E1C,
lie ns t lionp as tn iifaiH!t.
ami HamiiHliire pikt-s,
& PEED STABLE,
C..I.I.I1. AVl, IHKNV'SS HOHSFS. l!CO
I. N. HAKNKTT. U. T. II L'UHKJi
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
Office: On West Main Street, former! V oc
cupied by Tlioniag )c Harnett. Jau. 1-77-ly
WAl.KKK UltKK S 1 1 . s7 THOMPSON
Green & Thompson,
Attorneys at Law,
( tiluniliiii, 1 'nnHKoo.
Will practice In nil the various courts ol
Maury ami ailjtilulDK coutitluM. Special at
tention given lo collection.. jau. 1-77-ly.
J. B. Bond,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice iu Maury and adjoining
counties. Jan. '.'l-Tii-ly.
u. w. witnerspoon,
Attorney at Law,
Will attend with pi'tiiiiptiichM to all 1eeal
Business entrusted lo his care. In Maury ami
adjoining ctiniitifN. Strict al leniioii lo coi-
l.-tilon ami sell icnit'iila ol all kinds, tirhoe,
-W l-.llthoine l.ltt.'k. Jan. l-77-ly.
P. H. Southall, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
Special atlenlltiu clveu to collection.
Omce:-WHiUhiiin Hlot k. Jan. 1-77-ly.
A. M. IAIOSKV.
Looney & Sykes,
Attorneys at "Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
W. C. Taylor,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
Col mill ii:i, 'l'l-niifss'.
Office: With MclHiwell ,t Webster. WhlU
thorue illock. Jan. l-7(l-.y.
IC H HANSOM,
Taylor & Sansom,
'Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Oil mill ii:i, 'lVmn'xHoo.
Will practice In M:uiry anl Hiljulnlns
coiitittfK, rtntl In I he Supreme an I rctlrriti
I VnirtM at Niixh vile. Sp..t'i;il al le il inn el veil
to the cnllccllo'l of cluliilh. t mice: Soiitrt
sitle public ("iiiare. Jau. i-77-ly.
John V. Wright,
Attorney at Xjciw
And Solictor in Chancery,
( 'tilum! Tt'in if '.
w oriice: Whltthtirne Illock, l'p-stalrs.
A. M. HI GHKS. A. M. II I'ti 1 1 tS, Jr.
A. M. Hughes & Son,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors .a Chancery,
(Niliiinliia, Tf niifssf i .
Will practice In the Court of Miiuiy nml
M IjoiniliK counties, hiii! Siipreine iiikI Fett
eritl '.ml Is lit N;o.Uvnle. 1 lie strlcU'St Hl
1. Ill loll will lie KlVell toall business eullllsl
ptl lo their care, oiliee: -Smith M.ln Wuil
Vlsln Hlreet, 2nd dour lriiiu lliu siiiaro.
E. C. M'DOWKI.I..
W. J. W K 1 1ST El I.
McDowell & Webster,
Attorneys at Law
Culiiinliia, Tc inifHsfi.
J. T. WILLIAMSON,
Attorney at Law,
Cola ml iki, Ti'iiiifss'..
A u 2 1 1H77.
IKJB'llVl. M. KAV. H. I. UtiUIClW.
McKay &. Figuersf
A'l' l'O JI J ; M - A'l' - JL.A.W,
Col u in bl. i. Ten mssre.
Will practice in Miiurv ond mljiiceiil conn
lies, l'l.iinpt hi lent ion nl veil to buslnea
entrusted lollieiu. mm .: -liiown block,
up s'airs. No. 1 11, huh Ui side public square.
J. T. L. COCHRAN,
Anil Suliffltir in CliHiu-fry.
rrotnnt attentions l.i collecfltuis. onicc
No. 4'4 West veulh Hlieel,Coluinblii,Ten
neasm. sep7 77 ly.
t oiuuihiii, JrlliiesM-c.
nmcp On the Kotith side of the Hnnarel
with Wllkiw tt llullocli. leblii-77-ly
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Iltsiin No. 2i ColouHile Hulldiug,
NAHHVlU.i:, - - - TKNN.
Will attciul to nil business ciilriutprf to
his csre with prom iiIiicsm. Hefcrs ti llilrd
National nana ol rHsn vine. maj in-iy
.1. W MoKISSACK.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Will HIK'll'l Mill UJ V -.... r.
lo liliu in hiiv ol t he conns of Maury and
RdiolniiiK coiinlles.Hiid In t he Kiiprem arid
K'dtriil Ctiurl.s at Nashvilln. CollectlonH
and sellleuiciits of all kinds attended Ui
Willi prtliupiliesn. , .
. . ... ... .. . .. iiu..b ...in. '1.77
OIT1W V .1 II I.IHII li" .!. ... .....j.--..
IJ. M. RIDDLE,
Col unit i:i , Ten ncssc'.
OiHee.Vo. II inleii HI rift. Kl'inlnii
lil.H'k. Il'eis lo Ius..l. I'. .V W. C. In.krt
Nashville. Tenu.: I r. I.. I . Moore, M. in
phis, 'i'enn. jau 1-77-ly.
W. C. SHEPPARD,
OKFICK Next door to Melhodlsf Church.
Physician and Surgeon
North .Main Slret t,
W. R. JOHNSTON.M. D-,
Has relnrneii lo Columbia and r.nml
the piacticeol lienlsliy iu all lis branches,
tllni'e At the residence l Mrs. K. . I lew,
PETER BECKENBACJJ, "
Boot iiiul Slice .Maker,
Siiilli Kiiibaro Strcel,
1 desire to sny to ICV old cii.liiiuer anil
others, that I st ill nuike 11m.is and Hhtes.
nil t hat no one else is ant horir. l to sell
them. Anv peiou r iiierchaiii pretend I ntf
to sell mv ll'Mils orShis-s, is defrauding Ihti
public .for lie lit lelHnif i. hlseli.MNl.
1 Mavi77-ly. l'Jl.U;UKCJAfc$iJA.U,