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TOWN AND COUNrY.
Friday Morning, February 22, 1878.
TO t'AXDIDATK AND THEIB
All anil oil gentlemen to run for office, are
adn-rliscuiants, a ml must be accompanied by the
cu-ii, to insure insertion.
1.50 A T K A K. Pill) IX AO VANCE
TI10 Heralel forOnv Dollar a Tear ! I
Cubs of ten or over, S1.00 per year.
The money must aJuxvts accompany clubs
Tue IIfka ld and Rural tiun for 3 a year.
Express, arrives, daily, . 9:'i3, A.M.
Accom. exceptSnnday, oiJ, A. X.
Accom. nr., except Sunday, - 81, a. M
Kx press, dally, e-OJ, I. M
D. R. V. 11. R. SCHEDULE
No. 1 leaves 3, P. M.
No. 2 arrives 8, A. M
Trains run daily except Sunday. No. 1
connect.-! with accommodation to Nashville
and tnrougti train to Montgomery.
HUM tAI.L AT ASH WOOD.
.;, melted suow and ralu.... 1.4
Three and seven-tenth inches. 3.7
Snow fall on the the third, eight inches
.deep uu a level.
We ;i re nut horized to announce Hon. W.
S KLEM ING nt a candidate for Chancellor
of tills (tue Mb) hancery Division. Elec
tion til" first Thursday iu August next.
H in. T. vV. Tl'lM.KY.Of Franklin, is an
nounced lv authority as a candidate for
Chauc llorol nils division, composed of the
couni ies of Williamson, Maury, Giles and
M usli;i.:i. Klectiou in August
We itre authorieeil loaunouuee JOHN C.
EES IKK, of Hi lea, as a candidate for Chan
cellor of Mils D.vsion at the ensuing Au
J OR A TTORXEV-UENERA L.
We are authorized to announce JOSEPH
H. Kl '.-sSKLL, of Maury, as a candidate for
Attorney-General for rtiis Judicial Circuit.
Election lirst Thursday in August.
We are authorized to announce ALBERT
N. MILLER, of Marshall county, as a can
didate (or Attorney-General of the tub Ju-lu-inl
Circuit. Elocliou first Thursday in
W e hi ui ounce upon authority LAPS. U.
McCORD, of titles, a candidate for Attorney
General of lliis District.
We are authorized to announce GEO. C.
T.W 'Lull, of Maury, as a candidate Tor At
torney -i Jenerul ot this District at the ensu
ing August dec: ion.
We are am horized to announce JAMES
B. Mriil'HY.ol Lawrence, an a candidate
lor Attorney -General of this District at the
ens..m August election.
OR CIRCUIT COURT JUVOE.
We lire authorized to annouuee Hon.
JOHN V. WHIG HI', of Maury, as a candi
date lor Circuit Judge of this Judicial Cir
cuit coin posed of tlio counties of Maury,
Willi'imsou, Uileii, I.awreucrand Marshall.
Election in August.
We are a itbortzed to auuouncu Hon. W.
K. Mi-LEMORE, of Williamson, as a candi
ilat for Circuit Court Judge at the ensuing
We are authorized to announce the name
of .Mr. W. 1). DAVIS, as a candidate forSher
iff, a' this ensuing August election.
We in v mui liorized and requested to nn
noiiMc.) THOMAS J. t'KOSB' as a candidate
for Siientl at tue ensuing August election.
FOR CIRCUIT COURT CLERIC.
We are '" xthorized to announce EVAN Y.
I'll I OW a ft caudldate for Circuit Court
Ci-r. KI.-eti.Mi in August.
We a e authorised to aunounce T.
II-'FF IiIXoN' as a .ndidat5 for Circuit
Court Clerk at theens'llug August eleciiou.
,Ve are authorize J to uuovupe SAMUEL
DF Mi EW E.N as a candidate fur Circuit
Court Clerk at theensuing Au!''ltt.f.Ie?VS5'
We authorized to announce 1 H.hAK Llrn-
COM li for Circuit Court Clerk at the next
We if-e authorized to announce w, O.
WIT iiL ltsi'OiiN as a candidate for Cfreult
tfjourt t i.-k at the ensuing election.
FOR Coll. YTY COURT CLERK.
W. are 8Ul.horl7.el to announce A. N.
AKIV, as a candidate for County court
Clerk, at the ensuing August elelu,a.
We nre authorized to announce W. T. ED
V A KIM, us a candidate for County Trustee
at the cunning August election.
We :ire ail! liorized to announce (1. M. .
KINEit for Trustee at the ensuing August
We re nulhorized to announce HUGH
I,. COLLIER as a candidate for County
FOR R Eli RSTEIt.
ToTifn Voti:ksof Maukv County 1 here
by uiiiouilt.e mvself as a candidate for the
siilice if Register, and respectfully solicit
the vot.-s ot nil who may think me worthy
and capable ot ailing the otlice.
Respectfully, JJIKAM L. HKNDI.EY.
We are nut liorized to announce J. H.
HVK , of mi. l'leasant. as a candidate for
Jlcnister at the ensuiim Augast election.
We are authorised to aunounce JAUlvS
(K1:nTi itoUGEas a candidate for Ketfhi
lerat the ensuing August election.
We ue auihoried to announce JOHN
CARRiisivcandtdatB for Register at the
ensuing August election.
We are authorized to annuc?e W. M.
ItOl'.IsoN as a candidate for Register at the
ensuing August election.
M A N I" F ACTU RED ONLY BY
WM. SHACKLETT & CO.
-Rev Mr. West, a Baptist minister from
Can i.l i. preached iu tho.Metholist Church
lust .-MinUiiv night. Tiie congregation was
very large, the large room being entirely
tilled with people, come to hear the young
l.reiiclier, wliu-e fa lie was iu everybody's
inoul.i. llnv. W. H. Wallace, pastor of the
Jtapiist Church In Columbia, Rev. Dr.
Wright, of the M. E. Church, aud Rev. Mr.
Vest, were behind the pulpit. Mr. West
reaclnd irom Genesis, 7th chapter, 1st
verse, ". ml the Ijord said unto Noah, Come
thou an ; nil thy house Into the ark." The
ru eacher said God never punisiied any of
iik children without first warning them.
H this point be gaveu number of striking
Illustrations such as shuIoiu and Gomorroli,
N uievah, Jerusalem, etc. He preached a
itiileiidl.l sermon, and closed finely. He
Mioke of the want of commou honesty
niiioii" prolessed Christians, saying that to
nay that a man was a Chrlstlau would not
nl way ciiiie you to iiave implicit coull
deuce in him. Ho mourned that this was
wl Mr. Went is initio a young loooklng
man. but preaches with great fluency and
nower. lie has a splendid voice, and looks
like an Irishman. He i still iu the city,
and will probably remain here for some
time. NEW AUV BtTISEMESIS.
Chancellor Fleming is announced to
day for re-elect Ion to the otlice of Chancel
lor. He Is one ot the purest and liest men
we ever knew. To know him is to honor,
uduiire and love him tor his ability, good
ness and mutability. He Is a learned and
able jurist and has made a Chancellor
wort by of he tame of his illustrious prede
cessors. He reads law, old books mid new
books, anil studies as laboriously asa young
student. All that goes to make np a learn
ed law yer, nil upright Judge, an elegant
utlenian and a warm-hearted, splendid
S- . i ..entered in him. We never saw
ullt; " ird ol a man that did not like Judge
fleiiilnfe. i, i i0nd ley is anuonnced as
" . . (. Register. He is a man well
candidate for county, and liked and
known allover . WUerever knowu. If
highly resisted lu d l f lh
eiei-ieu ue " - v
itllce with great etneleUiv
ii-.il, sir. KiikcmI li' Harrlstoa
Mrs. Eugenia H. Harrison, VlW Wyatt
!. llai ri.s.'ii. died at his residue j eater-
eiav. Nlie bad lieeli iu delicate leauu lor
koium time, and has been declluliig rapidly
.... .i .,.Lw m, was a MinsNeely,
cousin ot MIUou T. Noely. whose death took
..i ...u i ivi l ull Mm. Harrison was re-
l.ulik ,'i.iul uiiMimi. alnvcJ HUll a flee
tlouale iuother, tiud h devoted and loving
ivlle. Her death will be a great loss to her
liusbaud aud children aud to Ur friends.
slie was a cousisteut uud exemplary Ui;fl-
...r t the Ciimticrlanil fresoylerian
church. Her husband aud family nave .our
.deepest sympathy in tueir kaj bereave
AH."iiipl to AHsnsMlnatr.
J list as WftnW press, after ! o'clock, a1
,iubt we le.iru lit an attempt to assas
"'fute R:b. 1M'I. Jt look Mr. K. L. Gra
i ,' ... to lien. L .weu'sin th aftTuoon. He
"turuBj ul night, and as he ciuo tieo.
uiiunV alter H o'eloekj some unknown
r.e m ijreiilirosliouiat nim, taking hold
T. ii iwrse'sxiuw at the suine time. Oue
f i he ..Ts 'at . Ui-ongu his right arm, be
iw the elbow. Rabrelurncdihe tire, and
i. horse got away from the iis-a.-lii or rob
thehorsego recognize him.
Rab did not recognize him.
m dressed by Dr. Robert Pjl-
low aWn7Eb iTu Wa doing well
Mr. Will Howard went to Nashyllle last
Major Will Po:k returned Monday from
Col. J. W. s. Ridley went to Nashville a
few dfiva si nee.
Johnny Regenold, of Nashville, waa in
the citv this week.
Mr. Ed Carieuter returned lrom South
Alabama last Sunday.
Rev. Mr. Faris, of CornersvlUe, paid Co
lumbia a visit this week to Ree friends.
Miss Inez Dodson, a beautiful brunette of
Lcwlsburg, was in town rriaay or salur
dav. Mr. Samuel Stone, of the Mt. l'leasant
country, returned rout - Mississippi last
Col. William Turner, a prominentcittzens
of Lawrence coo nty, was in the city last
Mr. A. M. Kerr, of Mtirfreesboro, has been
visiting his old home near Culleoka this
John W. Neelly Is at Yazoo City, Miss.,
where he will remain several weeks, selling
F. Russell Estes returned from Alabama a
few days since, where he has been selling
Mr. R. Uo-Tcta, a stirring trader of Carter's
Creek, and Mr. Jones, of Cathey's Creek,
were in town yesterday.
Our old friend, T. Nichols, of Huntsville,
and wife, are visiting relations on Carter's
Creek. Glad to see you, T.
Mrs. Peebles, widow of the late Col. Thos.
H. Peebles, has been visiting friends in Co
lumbia, She lives in Nashville.
Laps. D. MeCord, of Pulaski, candidate for
Attorney General, was in town Monday.
The people are well pleased with him.
Josh Smith and Marshall A. Martin had a
good time on the freight train from Decatur
to Grand Junction. Ask Josh for particu
lars. T. 8. Leftwich, of Port Vincent, La., left
lor home a few days since. He found so
many ot bis old friends here that it was
hard for him to tear himself away. Come
Col. f. r . ssevier, one oi in rnncipais oi
the Male High School, took two of his little
daughters to Kentucky Saturday, to their
aim i. Col. Savler and Prof. Edmiston have
a splendid school. The discipline is perfect,
the manhood and honor of the boys being
appealed to, and not in vain.
Mr. J. L. Stamps returned a few days ago
from New Orleans,where he took 2iuO chick
ens, and turkeys without number. Twelve
dozen were stolen. When he landed here
he went around to Williams & Cochran's,
to order a flue wedding suit. He says he
found there a suit being built by Capt. C. F.
Karnes the 11 nest to be had in the market.
Mr. Stamps left next day for Kentucky, to
brlns his bride home. we uo not Know
wben Capt. B. will go alter his'n.
Mr. Frank C. Hushes, of Brownsville.
Tenn.. came up last Saturday, and hasBpent
this week airong his kiuspeople and nu
merous menus, lie is as nanuaome as ever,
the girls think.
Major W. J. Sykes went to Lewisburg
Monday to engage in a big lawsuit in the
Circuit Court. The Major is a very able law
yer, and Is powerful before a jury.
luuge it. J. itiorgau, oi ieiupui, wen b
Lowisburg Monday evening. He met many
old friends here. He served on Gen. Polk's
staff with Col. Yeatman and Major Minnick
Williams. He savs Gen. Polk was the lar
gest minded man and ablest General in the
army of Tennessee. Judge Morgan was here
during Sunday, and, being a Methodist,
went to hear Dr. wrigm, wnoiu ne pro
nounced a very able preacher.
Rev. W. J. Friersou. of Marshall, an ex
cellent minister and man, was in the city
this week. He is a native of the Friersou
settlement, in this county, which has turn
ed out many distinguished men and noble
Mr. John Williamson, of West Tennessee,
a wealthy young planter, has been here
several days, hiring negroes to go to work
on his farm. He is related to Messsrs. John
P. and A. H. Iirown. He look Bragg's fami
ly off last winter, or rather the negroes in
hut employ did lie knew nothing of it.
Bragg talked of returning with him.
Miss Ida Htanlee, of Chicago, is visiting
her parents here. Her father, Mr. D. Staples,
Is a great bee man, and has much honey.
None of the flowers his bees steal the honey
from are prettier than his beautiful daugh
ter, nor sweeter looking.
Henry Clay Jones, of Scoot Ruben, one of
our most Intelligent farmers aud traders,
passed through here Monday evening, on
his wiiv to Nashville, to aitend the meeting
ol the Stockholders' Association aud display
of Fowls. Mr. S. Walker Scott went up
Mr. Thomas Alexander, sou of our clever
Sheriff, returned fiom the South last week.
He sold more than one hundred head of
mules, and realized good profits.
Tommy Buford, oue of Giles' handsome
young men, was iu Columbia Friday and
Saturday. He has found a black-headed
girl that suits Wiley to a T. Her sister
throws butcher-knives at her beaux when
they don't do to suit her.
Mr. J. M. Waioie, of Dayton, Ohio, agent
for the celebrated American Turblue Water
Wheel, was iu town last week. He and Mr.
Mack Cabler are selling this best of wheels
to all of our water mills, aud it wilt not be
long before every water mill of any size in
the county will have it. Col. W. J. Sowell
will probablv put one In his upper mill.
Miss Kate Thomas, one of the most intel
ligent youq-j ladies in Columbia, paid a
short visit to her favorite cousin, Mrs. Dr.
T. V. Hoy t, at Nashville, last week.
Capt. R. D. Smith, the ante Principal of
the Alhfrnyium, and his little daughter, Jyn
ina Davis, left a few days since for Cincin
nati. Mrs. Smith bus beuu there several
weeks. ... . ,
R.S Montgomery, a leading merchant of
Marshall; Mrs. Roberts, Geo. Childress, and
W. P. Gant and lady, came down on the
Narrow Gauge Tueslay.
J it. Ilrroks, Ticket Agent for L. and N.
and G. 3. li. li-, vas in to .n Tuesday, on
business for his road. C'cft. Black says he
Is as clever as a priuue, as well ti a splendid
W. C. Gamblll, Esq., a leading merchant
of Hickman, passed t hrough here Tuesday
oa bis way to Nashville to lay in a stock of
goods. He wants a good pike to Columbia,
via Wllliamp.rt( Dick Smith, Also from
Shady Grove, went by tfej way of Franklin,
in a carriage.
Chaucellor R. J. Morgan, of Mem phi, was
In our ally Saturday. Judge Morgan Is a:
caudidat for Supreme Court Judge. He is
an able Judge.itBd a man without reproach.
He aud H. K. Jackson, of Jaiikson, would
most ably nil the two seats ou the bench, to
be filled by West Tennessee. We are In
formed that U, E. Jackson, a a lawyer and
gentleman, is without a superior lu the
M'aj'orBen Roy and Mr. Rufe C. Reynolds,
ofGJleeeiid Pulaski, passed through Co
lumbia Wednesday, in a buggy, on their
way to Spring ifilj. ifufe, who Is a success
ful farmer of tides, was on liia way to see
and examine the splendid horsei uu cattle
belonging to Capt. Thos. Gioson and Major i
Campbell Brown. Major Roy, who is one
of J-st posted stock men in the South,
will lend hie yaluable assistance, as well as
see his warm Iriouii? in aud around Spring
Mr. John II. Estes, one of our BiOLl Inde
fatigable farmers.left Wednesday lor Green
ville, Ala., with a drove of mules, which he
will try to sell for Gus Sowell. John bad
just returned froia l.'je same point. When
he was th"re, he telegraphed for the Hkk
AfyD AJb MajiI. The telegram c(mi fclqi 75
ceutK ttxe highest price ever paid for one
fopy of a paper, aud the nicest compliment
h 11 ami M. ever received.
- KUbo C., Who ua fcctn visaing uer
M Is-. .km i ie. r.n oi iLfi nnllfAst,.
cousin over . . f (f)r9-has returned
and most ad mi rau. r,,, ij,Pfui. hand-
home. Miss Ellen is a um.
some blonde, with eves the color
ter on the crest el iviagara rails Deau...
as a dream, yet .
s. D. Graham, or uicKinan county, came
to Columbia yesterday. A gentleman who
knows nim well says that Mr. iiianam is a
noble hearted man, aud uses bis great
wealth and tine business oualities In help
ing the poor people of his county building
schools, churches, etc., etc. We speak thus
because his character has beeu somewhat
Robert McKay, one of our most prauilsing
young lawyers, and noblest young men, was
quite sick the first part ol this week, but was
well enougn yesieruay 10 go io iewisuurg,
Mr. John M. Gray, a mercliaut-prince of
Nashville, has been out Ibis week, superin
tending the handsome improvements he is
having made ou his splendid farm, four
miles south-west of Columbia. The old
rock-house. Col. Ridley's great aversiou, has
been torn down. The rock lence in front of
the Tom Jones bouse is Delug Deal up lor a
walk from the pike to the house. It will be
& nrincelv place wben Mr. Gray gets done
with it, worthy of the princely owners.
Henry Clay Jones, oi scoui neuoeu, niau-
ry Couuty, took a premium at the Prize
Poultry is uow at isasuvuieou uoiueu i-oiisa
fowls. The American put him as "H. E.
Jones, of Hickman county." Such Is tame.
OUT. A. l. W llliaiui, Ul .Hdli;i.'lin rs, wan
In town last week, on a business trip. He
is a splendid Methodist man, and a Hue citi
zen. His factory is growing steadily, aud
wants all the wool ot Maury to main into
capi. rrnuii ikiuacii, ui iiuj, j&ii.. wuy
married the sweetheart ot two splendid fel
lows-friends of ouis, is iu the county.
Fletch says his wife Is looking beauiifui.
Mrs. A. it. ueacn, oi .Nasiivmo, uuu Airs.
S. B. Slockard, of Stevenson, Ala., eame out
on the train yesterday, and passed ou to Mt
Pleasant. Mrs. stockard win soon tie join
ed by her husband, and they will live lu the
Ir. Stockard house. Sam will probably go
into the urns business in .mi. i-ieasau.
Mr. A. B. Fleming and wife, of William-
sou county, came over yesterday to visit
Mrs. F s. tamer s lamuy, near nopeweii.
Mrs. Fleming is a daughter ot S. W. Kcott.
one of the truest, soundest, best meu in all
our county. Mr. Hemingis a nice gentle-
man a wormy son oi oui unamson.
Dr. Manew returned from Lewisburg yes
terday. He, is masterot a beautiful art.
j w. Johnston, of Buford's station;
of Pulaski: R.S. Hollius, W.E. B. Hill, of
Nashville; Iiewis ureizie.uer, ui uiuisniwi
Frank Ralrd., of Pulaski; J. M. Cabell, ol
Ixjulsvllle; S. P. Norton, N. T. iforton.
W. H. Anderson, Win. Baldwiu, of Cincin
nati ali slopped at the Nelsou house this
AG. Roulstoue. oue of the liansomest
aud best drummers that migrate south
ward was iu lowu yesterday. Buy from him
he'll do. , .
Mr. William H. Williams, of the firm of
Williams v Cochran, left Tuesday for New
York, to lay lu a splendid lot of goods, lor
Spring aud Summer. He will also visit
Tarry town, N. Y., before he returns, where
his wile's relations reside, and where he
was lu business a short time.
Miss Saldie Cooper lett here last Mouday
for Nashville, she aud Miss Surah Adams
will souu depart tor Memphis, 1 1 witness
Mardl Gra, We! will not be surprised to
hear of several Memphis beaux "soaring."
M Isses Addle and Muujh Goodloe left lor
Nashville last evenlug for Nashville to vis
it Miss Terrass. M tss T. will houor her vis.
I tors with a party this evening, We under
stand several of our young men will attend.
Dr J. 4. Burrow, of Sauta Fe, visited re
lniuins Tn Gils county, near Lynuville.
11.1. wOTir. lie reiiiri!"(i vesterdav. The
loctor is an' accomplished fhysjeian and.
W. . Jieihei, 11 .i.uuuot'u vi"-i"iii r
in town lliis woek, Ui trade with Mr. ames
soott, of Cathey's Creek.
Nat McDonald, a little son of Joe Mc
LoniUd, BOt one of bis feet badly hurt at
the rouua.hoise, last Sunday was a week
ago, and was apparently fetllug well, hop
plug about ou his crutch", Whev bp took
Miiuror lock Jaw, and died Satdrday. " Dr.
Robert Pillow wascalled in Saturday, and
told them he had lockjaw, but entirely too
)ate to do any good.
A ROCK D TOWH.
You can buy a good shirt for one .dollar
from Williams & Cochiane. Feb. 22-tt. ,
Rev. John B. Hamilton and his hand
some orlde attended service at the M. E.
Church last Sunday.
J. P. Coats' and Clark 'a spool cotton, 5
cents a spool, at Embry & Fkikrson's.
Miss Susie FreeIaud,of Ark.,a handsome
girl, has been visiting town Miss Ham,
Six good shirts for one dollar. We can
recommend them. Williams Cochrane.
We bad a bit of "etherlal mildness"
Wednesday morning, but it soon changed
to rain and mud.
Gd to Embry A Frierson's where you can
buy the best bleached domestic, i A wide, for
10 cents. feb.8, 2-t.
On Sunday night last, Rev. A. Temple
to a preached an able and interesting ser
mon front the 20th chapter of 2nd Chronicle
and ltn verse.
The gentleman most have been blind
who took Capt. Jas. H. Andrews' fine "stove
pipe" hat, through mistake, for a spittoon,
at the Presbyterian Church last Sunday,
and fpit a big chew of tobacco in it.
Mr. James Andrews is building a bouse
back of Win. Miller's store w feet long.
Fran k Hernden says It is to be a bed-room
for Walter Miller that is the reason it is 90
The ladles of the Methodist Church, by
their perseverance and untiring energy.
have reduced the church debt, until it
would now be a mere trifle for the gentle
men to pay it off. Won't they do it? Jf
thev will, the ladies will soon have the
church beautifully lighted, and the aisles,
and arounu tne altar, uauusomeiy carpetea.
There was a nice entertainment at Mrs.
Sam Mayes' last Friday night. It was given
by Miss Cornie Mayes to her friends.. There
were present Misses Cornie Mayes. Lou lie
and Lizzie Porter, Willie Mayes, Minnie
Branch. Mary Gentry Frierson. Florence
Phillips; Messrs. Wiley J. Embry, J- D- Erl
erson, Willie Rose, Knox FlemiDg, Bobt. M.
McKay, jonn uarr, w. g. xayior. w. f.
Woldridge, Sam Caper ton, and Dr. Ben Har
lan, The evening was being spent very
pleasantly, when about 11 o'clock tbe pleas
ure was Increased, if possible, by delicious
and bountiful refreshments, it was remind
ful of the days of the Cooking Club. The
majority of these young la. lies are just en
tering Into society, and they now rival even
the most popular ones. Dr. Harlan was mas
ter of narior ceremonies, and M isses Cornie
Mayes and Loulie Porter were metdame of
table, and ell did they perform these du
ties. There will be a temperance meeting In
the C. P. Church to-night. A number of
interesting sneakers will be on hand. This
is tbe home of the temperance cause, and
has done much good for our town and coun
ty, and for humanity. Let everybody come
Policeman Jim Friel and Mr. Hal Hal
comb started from this eity Tuesday of last
week, and returned last Saturday. They
went in search ol a man named Guinslard,
who resides in Hickman county, and who
bad, a few days ago, sold to Black & Chap
pell a mare for Stij. Frlel and Halcomb
found the mare In Humphreys county, but
did not capture the horse thief, Crane, who
came here and replevlned the mare and car
ried her away- Guinstard and Crane, it Is
said, are the leaders of a band of horse
thieves in Hickman county.
The ladies of the Methodist Church
should stir the male members upon the
subject of insuring tbe flue church the for
mer have contributed so much towards
completing. Let this one burn down, and
you will not get another for a long time.
Al. Adcock caught a fine lot of fish at
tbe mouth of Jackson's branch last Tues
day. Esq. Jas. T. Moore, John H. Gillespie,
aud others, caught a few out of Fountain
Creek the same day.
Mr. Eli Johnson, a celebrated temper
ance lecturer, who has been traveling
through Europe, is now on a tour through
the Uuited States. He will deliver a lecture
in the C. P. Church to-night. Let ail honor ,
him by attending the lecture.
The C. P. Helpers.wiU meet at the resi
dence of Mr. E. W. Gamble next Tuesday
evebing, 7;30 p. ni. Allot' the members are
req nested to be present.
The new Depot Is beautiful and charm
ing, outside aud idside. The ladies' room is
warm and nine, and pleasant as a parlor.
At a suggestion, Jesse Powell hands a nice
warm cup ot oofree, or anything good to eat,
to tbe ladies. The ticket agent has a good
room, likewise the men, Capt. Ilara
han and others. The express ollice is a dar
ling, and Majox.Fulwiler keeps it nice as a
The supper given by the fair gleaners of
tne naptist tuurcn last rriaay nigm was
simply elegant. Tho oysters were Served to
suit the most fastidious participant. Every
one in attendance seemed to enjoy the fes
tival, and we hope this will 1101 be the last
entertainment liie fair maids will favor ns
The energetic and thriving millers,
Shacklett & Co., will soon be ready to com
mence laying the foundation for their new
llouriug mill, which will be quite an addi
tion to the business of our city. Success to
them in their endeavor to help build up the
mercantile Interest of our city.
Christy Beckenbacb, one of Mrs. Beck
enbach's splendid sons, succeeds his father
as boot and shoe maker. He turns out good
work. Give him a call, and encourage he
Wm. Shacklett & Co., with their accus
tomed vim, are fixing a foundation for their
new mill site between the railroads, and al
so blasting a road through the bluff to it. It
is a splendid sit uation for a mill. It is be
tween two railroads in a few yards of both
in t he edge of town, and has a never-dying
spring. We have a dozen merchant
millsi in add around Colombia, which feed a
large portion 01 Alabama', tfeorgla, and
Mississippi. This is the centre of the great
grain basin, and these mills are destined to
supply the South with breadstutl's.
Williams & Cochrane have the best line
of ladies' and gentlemen's trunks In town.
A few nights ago some unknown person
entered the residence of Mrs. Lucy Alder
soq, vnd stole all the provisions she had In
the house, ieayi,)g cne-ha'f a chicken in the
stove. Noolotbiug was' stolen, pur police
should keep a sharp lookout for such aespa
radoes. Day Board.
Day bo ad can be had at the Nelson Honse
for eighteen dollars per mopth. t. f.
Embry and Frierson wiil sell you six
good shirts for 57.60. febl-2t. -
We regret to learn that the family of
our old friend, Theb. Lipscomb, is very un
well. His fine boys have had measles. Mrs.
L. has also been sink,
Our custom made boots and shofcs for
the approaching season are not to be sur
passed In price, qualitv, style, and comfort.
Feb. 22-tt. Williams a Cochrane.
L. M. Matthews and D. D. McKall, and
their ripe packs, started a fox Monday night
between lir. wm. Park's and the river.
They got between Liie toz. end the river, so
that he could not go to his den, 'She run
him several hours belore the dogs caught
him and killed him. It was a gray fox.
Esq. H. B. Dairawood says the red fox is
not an enemy to sheep, as is generally sup
posed. Hp $a'-s an old red fox associates
with bis sheep, ana iiv at tenants to hurt
them or their iambs.
There was a minstrel show at Rock
Spring Wednesday night instead of the
play, "Ten Nights in a Bar Room." The
drama vac posiooned.ou account of inclem
ent weather, till "weduestje.; night, Feb. 27.
There were several young men present ?rom
Columbia John Begley, Ed Carr, Sam Cook
and thwr. 'two of whom were sadly disAo
pointed af not seiB their sweethearts.
However, they weie very tuu;u amused at
lh" mlhstrel troupe, add' came back
"a IH stormy nlghti rejoicing.
( xh .JJ" '"tea WlsHf fn ft r lioom,"
atlkpring, d.J .vWn.'
day nignt, owing to me lnciemv.-
weather. It will take place ou Wednesday
night, Feb. 27th. Let all attend who cm.
Bovden's band made boots and shoes for
our spring trade are dally e pen ted. Every
pair warranted, williamsiv uoi hkam,
Three hundred gallons of Honduras and
other kl.tds of Syrup for sale. Better than
Golden syrup. Jan. js, is, ,-tt.
P. H. South all, 8.
B. E. Cloud of Ky came in with a large
drove of mules last night. They are at B.
& C '8 stable and will be sold here.
Three negroes were placed in tbe Poor
House last week.
Wm. Lamar, John Wood and Ed. Myers,
tinners, are placlug a new tin roof on Col.
G. W. Polk's residence.
James Sloan an old marble and monu
mental workman of Nashville, was award
ed the contract of Shacklett's foundation
the first stone was laid Mouday.
Billte Moore, agent of Howard & Carpen
ter, bought during the year 177, one thou
sand and fifteen mules; paying on an aver
age &0 for each mule.
A large meerscham pipe, with silver cap,
from N. Holman's store. Five dollars res
ward. (feb22-tf j N. Holman.
M I8CELLAEOr,1 ITEMS.
The well known and popular Crawford
House at Cincinnati, under tbe manage
ment of Mr. Lewis Vanden, Is losing none
of its fame. Columbians, who find them
selves in Cincinnati, caunot do better than
So to the Crawford. Messrs. Gaddis and
Iclntyre, two of the most obliging hotel
clerks in the country, will be found in the
office, aug. 31-77-ly.
II you want to read something interest
ing, turn to our Washington letter, on the
Our readers will find an Intensely inter
Mtlnz article on our outside "Romantic
Murder " It is more thrilling and wonder
ful than a work of fiction. Il is a strange
iilendinu of the horrible aud the heroic. On
the same page you will find a splend id cur
rent poem from Will Carleton "The New
Church Doctrine." Also a glorious letter
Irani onr Washington correspondent.
Two important aeains occurreu in aiar-
hll nnuntv un the nlnht of the 14th St
Valentine's. Trim Kercheval's cat, Joe,
died that night. Joe was Celebrated and
wiaeiy known, un tne same nigut, irim s
sweetheart's cat, in the country, died. Sig
nificant. We were present, Feb. 1'2, at the nuptials
of two of eur friends, the Rev. Jno. B. Ham
ilton, of tbe Tennessee Conference, and Mrs.
Calheriue Lucas, of Edgefield. Tbe silken
kuot was tastily tied by the Rev. J. P. Mc
Ferrin, tbe pastor of the bride. Congratu
lations were shojrered upon the happy pair,
who are well mated. They immediately
left for their elegant resldeuce near Colum
bia. We bless them iu the name of the
Dord. AmiiiMc CtrUtiitn .lilruiatc.
John McMillan was arrested Monday of
last week,by Sims Latta.c barged with steal
ing ahorse from .Newt Co flee, of Lewis
burg. McMillan bad a bearing before
'Squire Walker last "Saturday and was re
manded to jail lu default of J hmu, bond to
wiiKWeratthe next term of the Criminal
The J.VHw'c-Ciurn.publlshed at Scottsboro,
Ala., is edited by ayoung man, Mr. Arm
strong. The Ileralil, published at tbe same
place. Is edited by Miss Fannie Snodgrass,
an accomplished young lady. This is the
way they talk. The FiUow-Cilin n says :
Miwf acn.e Snodgrass, Junior editor of
the Ilrruld, wroU; au article about the boys
who were raised al Suott-sooio, ',u Lr last
Issue. She said that we had turned itit bd
ly, and turned editor. It was the newspa
per business or Texas, so we went according
to the biblical Injunction by choosing the
least of two evil. She also said that we
.ra " one of the best fellows In the world."
Tbankc. We can reciprocate the compli
ment b'y saving that you. Miss Fannie, are
one of 1 hte' bext-sfris it the world. teMtbore
' 8PBIXU HILIf ITEHS.
, - tAST SABBATH
was a pleasant day and brought together
good conaregation. at the Presbyterian
Church, and closes the arrangement made
by tbe Presbyterian and Methodist pastors,
for alternate cervices in their respective
churches. Mr. Doyie naving returned irom
Newburg, and it being his day to preach
occupied the pulpit, and delivered an ap
propriate auu practical discourse, which
was well received. Ou next Sabbath, and
regnlarly thereafter, there will be services
In both the Methodist and Presbyterian
Churches, in the forenoon, and in the
Methodist at. nlabt. Dr. Provlne. may be
expected to preach at the Cumberland
Church on to worth Sabbath of every
month, and Dr. Beckett, will probably send
out an appointment lor seiv.cee at the Epis
copal Church in this place, as soon as the
weather becomes pleasant.
of much interest, to churches In this place,
at this time, is, how are tbe salaries of our
ministers to be met? Nearly ;balf of the con
ference year has gone, and the Financial
Steward of (he Methodist Church, has re
ceived but a very small amount of tbe
quarterage, due from the members. The
minister, Mr. Doyle, like most preachers is
poor, and dependent for his board and other
necessary expenses, upon the liberality of
the church. He Is modest and uncomplain
ing, ana wilt sutler tor tne actual -necessaries
of life, before he will a tier a complaint.
1 lie Melh xllst Church at this place, lias
ever maintained a good reputation for lib-
erauiy; wilt we suner 11 ik.ic, 10 be tarnisn
ed by failing to do our duty? Times are
hard, and money is very scarce, but a small
amount from each, which would scarcely
be felt, wonld pay tbe preacher bis dues.
We say tbls much without his knowledge
or consent, and hope it may arouse some
feeling and action upon this subiect. Dr. J.
M. Moore is tbe financial steward and in his
absence from town. Col. Martin T. Cheairs,
we are authorized to say. will cheerfully re
ceive any quarterage which may handed in.
The financial department of the Presbyte
rian Ctiurch, is in better working order, and
their dues are generally, punctually paid np
quarterly. Both of these churches, have
lost by death, many valuable, and liberal
paying members, which calls for an increas
ed orlort and more generous contributions
from those who are left. The Cumberland
Chuich, too is financially strained to iu ut
most tension; in their efforts to have regular
and stated preaching. Dr. M alloy, has rath
er spoiled them, by preaching for years for
them, for mere nominal pay; and now,
when the pay has to come up, at tbe close
of every Sunday's service, it is felt, and yet
a united effort, with system, can meet it,
with perfect ease.
Among the strangers out at church last
Sunday was Mr. Cecil and wife, who was a
miss Dobbins, iney are now living at the
widow Gray, place; owned by Judge Cooper.
.vi r. cecii is saiu m resemble tapi, sam I'er
klns the handsome and popular clerk of
the Count Court, of Williamson.
There was a pleasant party at Esq, Thomas
Banks', Thompson Station, on last Thursday
evening. One or two sets were danced to the
music of tho Piano, but from some cause the
dancing was suspended and the more sensi
ble ana rational pleasure or conversation
monopolized tbe attention of the gay and
festive crowd. A magnificent collation was
spread for the comfort of tho guests, aud
everything passed off joyously and happily,
save for the absence of Misses M. and E. 11.,
two of tbe loveliest aud most charininz
young ladies of the neighborhood.
ESQ. TII0M.AS BANKS,
one of Williamson's most talented magis
trates and a man of great personal popular
ity, is a candidate for County Judge, and il
elected, will discharge the duties of the of-
nce, witn acuity ana to tue enure satisfac
tion of the people, of the county. He has
six competitors, which enhances his
chances of success.
The types make us say Mrs Belle P. Mc-
Gavock instead of Mrs. Bettie P. McGavock.
She was a great Belle in her younger days:
was admired ror her personal charms, and
amiable qualities, so the Printer's mistake
is not material, and we only allude to it,
that her numerous friends in Maury, may
know certainly to whom we alluded last
Mr. J. B. Terrill, a popular merchant, of
Thompson's Station, has sold his stock of
goods to Messrs. Mack Drake John Critz,
who are continuing the business at the old
MnJ. Campbell Brown aud wife expect to
leave in a few days for New Orleans and
and will probably extend their trip to other
Southern cities; and perhaps, to Florida, be
fore their return. We regret to learn that
the Major's health is not good. May South
ern breezes, and the kind care of his most
excellent wife, fully restore him to his usual
Gen. Geo. T. Johnston, of Tuscaloosa,
Ala., made a Hying visit to his brother,
Prof. W eissinger, and family and other rela
tives, in Hits vicinity, last week.
Maj. W. B. Wilkes of Aberdeen. Miss., and
his wile, are expected up on a visit about
1 be first qf Marpn. His pioneer notes, in the
Hkbalu, were read with great pleasure,
especially by our ojdercitlaens, During the
winter ue nas enricnea the columns of the
Aberdeen l'eoplc c.i,with spicy articles
of the early timesof Monroe County, which
he knows all about, as he settled there in
his early boyhood days.
Mr. A. C. Alexander, who went to Miss., a
week or two ago, with mules, was progress
ing very well in selling, when last heard
from, and is expected home this week.
Mr. Matt F. Maury, one of tbe best survey
ors i n the State, and one of the cleverest
fellows Hiving, was out this week survey
lug the lands of the late William Hariison,
preparatory to laying off the widow's dow
er. WILLIAMSPORT ITEMS.
There is an old gentleman in our vicinity,
a worthy and efficient minister of the Gos
pel, who styles hiiusejf Qap- minder an ap
propriate name, for the reason that he tills
the pulpits of our regular Pastors when
they from any cause lall to be present at
their appointments. Having noticed the
abseuce from your colums for a long time of
any communications from our regular cor
respondents, "Jack Daw," and "Sky Lark,"
I have concluded to assume the role and
nom deplunin of I'ncle Jim, and be "Gap
minder, for them, to aid i' moving on the
column from WilHainspott. By tbe way
can any one tell us what really has become
ot Jack and Sky. We so much miss the
nuuble pen of .Jack. ' '
We long to a&e him, as in days pf yore,
When L.e breathed his thoughts in poetic
And told to the world, in rapturous
Of the colored doings In Greenfield Plains,
And so arranged them in his report,
As items coming from Williamsport.
Jatk, v hec yon come back, don't rob the
Plains thu'sly any merit.
But what has b come of Sky Lark, who in
days gone by, grasped his fiieile pen and
from the deep treasure of his well-stored
mind, transpired to the columns of the
UKi i) and Mail so many beautiful con
ceptions, wbil tiraed witticisms and inter
esting Items? Alas ! 'fear he is preparing
for that bourn from whence no bachelor
ever returns; however we Intend to hope for
the best, and if one or both return, we in
tend to nave ready as a greeting song on
their arrival that fresh and touching song,
"Willie we have mmcd yo; v-elcome,
welcome home." : ( " '
Items from this quarter are very scarce,
at present, lodead the roads here are so
terribly bad, thaiitems pah'l travel, if tbe
pass ways don't get better soon we intend
moving our item trap to some railway, or at
least to some turnpike.
I'lioinpsou threw our trap a lew
weeks ago, with a brkZt a St of dry
goods. Boots, shoes, Hardware, queen-.. K
(, which he is selling very cheap for
Porter & Walter ae 6th 1 tjQurjsuing me
van! ui.ii'k and makinz bills at their old
stand, selling goods as low as the lowest, in
deed both merchants ana grocery men uere
are below rock-bottom figures, and at skele
Tnelivfcit thing our town can now boast
of, Is the flourishing school wp have, which
now numbers between forty and ntty pu
pils. The principal, Mrs. Dr. Gray, most
lull v merits the confidence and ' patronage
she'is receiving, and her assistant. Miss
Lizzie Moore, justly deseryes the trust re
posed In her. Our school lit a success.
Our little folks especially, aud larger ones
in particular are "qui-viue'' in anticipation
of a happy time at the Candy Pulling to
come off in our village next Friday evening,
for the benefit of the Methodist Church at
this place. A large attendance is solicited,
much fun is anticipated, and many quar
ters and dimes confidently expected. Come
The last lew pretty days have put our far
mers in motion and tingling chains harmo
nise with tbe ploughman's merry whistle.
Miss Annie cralgo, of Salisbury, N, C. is
now visiting her brother, Capt. p: B. Craige,
ol our vicinity. She is a most queenly rep
resentative of a noble old State.
Mhs Kate Gray, from near Franklin, is
a'so visiting relatives in our town. She is
still tbe same beautiful and winning Miss
Kate, that her many friends have always
found her to be.
Miss Jeuhie ljussfsll of our neighborhood,
so well known lor her zea) in overy good
enterprise, to forward the cau-e of religion
and morality, has recently left our miost
and is now teaching a school on Knob
Oar Ntlv OoaatryY
The dweller amid the dreary snows of Lap
laud, regards its bleak solitudes as the most
delightful country on thlsmundane spbere;
and doubtless the indolent African, reclin
ing beneath tbe luxuriaul trees whose spon
taneous fruits yield him an unoeaslug sup
ply, would not exchange his sunny clime
for any other and we who live between
tiiea two extremes of latitude, in our ever-
changing clime, consider ours a blessed
For It is beautifully Interspersed with
mountain range and fertile valleys and In
many sections unbroken lorest, while nu
merous lakes aud streams of water enhance
the loveliness ol this picturesque country of
Tbe Seasons succeed each other with beau-
tv. plenty, grandeur and peace.
How iudescribably lovely does gentle
Spring adorn tue barren sceues 01 nature,
spreading a soft carpet mingled with grass
and moss, and sprinkling 11 over witn tiny
Mowers: blue violets, and while wind-flow
ers, golden dandelions, blended with va
rious other harmonious colored Moral gems;
aud anon she wreathes the leafless trees
with buds and leaves of exquisite finish
The genial sunshine with the warm South
wind, render this almost as delightful as
Almost imperceptably does queenly Sum
me.- (,lii"e upon the elyslan scene, with
fruits aud flowers lh prolusion, uct;l the
long bright days seem like a glorious repell
tiou ol Divine blessings.
Gradually tbe foliage assumes the most
gorgeous coloring imaginable, and forms a
brilliant diadem for the brow of Autumn.
Finally, wben the song-birds have flown
to where perpetual Summer reigns, and tbe
leaves and flowers have dropped in faded
clusters, upon n at tide's allent grave, king
Wluter appears bringing a:EpoUa sl.;-oiid,
of "the beautiful snow," for the dying
All Is peaceful culm content shonld
dwell lu every heart and every intelligent
human being should offer a tribute of grati
tude and praise
'To Hlni who crowns the rollinf year."
ISOn'BTORE ITEMS. ;
Mr. R-Gooch. of Carter's Creek, formerly
a merchant or this place, was in tbe village
this week. The descriptive appellation -a
live man," fully applies to him, in what
ever he may be engaged.
Messrs. Simon Smith and R. Johnson, of
swan c reek, passea inrougn tne village, en
route to Nashville. They are successful
pea-raisers, and go to seek a market lor
The spirit of Improvement has developed
ltseii in tne vicinity, as snown Dy ioe num
ber of buildings going np in many quarters,
Magnificent barns aud capacious smoke
houses, new and elegant, meet the eye in
almost every direction, xne must recen
enterprise Is a irrand barn upon the premi
Res of Mr. Stephen Worley. The foundation
is laid, and the building will go op In the
liberal stvle of that sagacious farmer.
The ltilh district bids fair to be tbe section
of Maury county in tbe matrimonial line
this winter. One of the lata results is the
marriage of Mr. Willie Chambers and Miss
Luclnda Tally. May their pathway be
strewn with the brightest Mowers. "Com
ing events cast their shadows before," and
the prospects are good for another wedding
in the district in the not lar uisianv iuture,
A canvass is being made for a school to
commence the first Monday in March, at
Jones' Church school house, with Miss An
nie suiilvan as preceptress.
Rev. J. F. Tyler has a class In penman
ship at Bethel. He will deliver a lecture
Saturday night. 2kl. at Jones' Church, on
the subject with a view of getting up a class
at teat Place. Tins is an important, urancu
or education, and an opportunity win be ai-
loroea 10 mose who may uesire it, 10 1m
prove in the useful accomnlishjaent.
Major wm. Bi me. w no was very seriously
hurt last week by a fall, is at present some
better, and his friends entertain the hope
that he may soon be up ana out again.
A oartv of hunters, with Mr. Andrew
Akin, foreman, have gone to the barrens to
hunt deer. Mr. Akin is one of tbe most
successful Khots that ever rmlled a trisrsrer
and will score as many as Nlmrod, or any
other man under similar surroundings.
The greatest law suit about a dog, or
which our histories give any account, lately
came up for trial belore the Judge of the
Circuit Court, at Centrevllie. The case orlg
nated in district 2. Newton Curcy. colored
having killed a dog belonging to Mr. Jobn
Wy lie. By some means tbe case got over
into Hickman county, and grew In impor
tance by the increase of costs. Col. Pen
nington was counsel for the plaintiff, and
Judge Tui ley and others for the defendant.
A compromise was effected and agreea up
on, each side paying its own attorneys and
The bond ou est ion has been discussed but
ntue uere, but tne general expression is in
approval of tbe course of our representa
tives. Brown and Bullock, and those who
sioou witn them lu their enorts to maintain
the faith anu credit of the State. A period
of twenty years seems long enough for
bonds to run before maturity. If Col. Poin
ter can guarantee the payment of 50 cents
on the bonds without taxation, as proposed
it. would be well enough lor the people to
eiect mm governor. But tne guarantee
snouid come in the first place. His is
proposition pal liable to the masses.
Prof. D. E. Dortcu has deferred teaching
a slngiug class at this place nntll better
weather, tie is one 01 tne oesi teacners we
ever saw. for two reasons. First, because
he understands his business; secondly, be
cause his heart is in the great work of fur
nishing all charches with better music.
We hope he will find christians everywhere
who will appreciate his talents and zeal.
Mr. it. r. Mcivoigut is teacninz scuooi
Glenn wood school house. He is one of the
best teachers in the county.
Mr. W. Y. Wiley, who went to Texas on a
visit to his parents, who have beeu living
there several years, returned last week. He
does not like the Texas mud, and will make
this country his home in the future. Mr.
Wile? Ik one of our most energetic farmers.
and we are giau ne. preiers 01a Jiaury to
Texas as a home.
Mr. E. Y. Pillow, Columbia's gentlemanly
recorder, was out in this neighborhood last
week, informing the good people mat ne
was a candidate. He started out on the
Canipbellsville road, making tbe acquaint
ance of every one he chanced to meet. He
finally met a fine lookiDg gentleman in the
road, reined up his prancing steed, and said
to tue traveler : "lour iace is laminar
howdv do." Tbe traveler teld him his fam
ily was well, and he was only too happy to
meet him. Mr. fiuow saiu. "i am a canai
date for Circuit Court Clerk." "You are T
say s the traveler; ' I am also a candidate lor
countycourt uiersi. w ny, says nir. tr., -1
did not know any one was a candidate for
that ofiice but Nick." "Oh, no," says tbe
traveler, "it ain't Nick it's Ammet." "Am
ulet ?" savs Pillow. "why he is in Giles.
Of course." says the traveler, -anu mis is
Giles county." They introduced themselves,
and fouud oue to be.capt. r lournoy.oi Giles,
and the other Recorder Pillow, of Columbia.
They had met about the line, and if they
had not bad this timely meeting, the citi
zens of Campbellsvllle would have had a
new candidate lor circuit tiun, iierK, ana
he would have been a formidable opponent,
for some of the Giles countlans are highly
pleased with him. and it is more than prob
able mat tne citizens 01 nigoyviiie wouiu
have found an opponent to Nick. This
electioneering is a very absorbing occuna
tion. and when two such clover gentlemen
as Capt. Flournoy and E. Y. Pillow get at It,
they nave 110 time 10 iiuul ior cuumy lines.
We would advise Mr. Pillow s clever oppo
nents to be on the wing, for iney nave an
enterprising opponent in the field.
You used to have a correspondent from
this place that gave you am occasional Item,
but we haven't heard from him in so long 1
have concluded to give you a few myself.
The wheat crop is looking unusually fine
for this season of the year, and if nothing
happens to it there wiil undoubtedly be a
lar i:e yield. Corn and wheat will be our
principal croo this year, with a few oats and
some little cotton; the latter crop is growing
"beautiiully less every year, ana.i tnink
In a few v-ears will be abandoned altogether.
Some of our energetic farmers haye plowed
a little, aud if we can have a few nice days,
thev will begin in earnest.
we have had a change of preachers for the
present year. Rev. Mr. Thompson preaches
the 2d and 4th Sundays, in each month, at
the Cumberland cnurcn. l'leasant Mount,
and Rev. Mr. Sowell at tbe Methodist
Church In this place every 1st and 3r of
each month they are both highly esteemed
by the people of this vicinity, - and it Is
hoped that tuey will accomplish muoh good
by their able teaching.
The health of this part of the country is
good, only one case of sickness, J believe, in
the whole neighborhood, and he (Mr. Allen)
we are glad to say is Improving, The people
seem to be in tine spirits, tbe young folks
especially; they have been having parties
somewhere or other, every few nights.
Mr. B.S.Thomas, our popular merchant,
at this place,, and his estimable lady, gave
a magnificent birth-day supper one
evening in January 1 will
not attempt to describe it, but will sim
ply say it was splendid. They had every
thing that was good and of it, more than
enough for two such crowds, and evidently
prepared with great care. I was greatly im
pressed with Ben's invitation to his mother
he wrote her a note saying, "Thirty-four
years ago to-day you and I had a Utile dif
ficulty,! f you will oome up to-night we will
settle it over something good to eat."
There has not been much fishing or hunt
ing in this neighborhood of late too mud
dy for either, and when the weather will ad
mit tiie most of us now will go to the field
to worli instead of fishing,
To the Hdilor of the Herald and Mail;
I suppose that a short article from these
remote regions will not offend some at
least of tbe niauy readers of the Hhkald
vVel weather, slop and mud is the only
hindering cause to the progress of farmers
in this part of thecountry.
l?ail mauiings, gruouiugs, uai u buu autuio
ouiltiui:. mi.ed with a little of
Jim Crow', is exactly id order. ' 1
1 r von see Maury 's best wit. Nat Jones.
lust give him a hint that there are a few fat
. . , I t I,. ha'M nskma
Cattle Ul uuuniw
Some of our peddler have gone to Colum
bia to lay in a stock of goods. If they were
of my opinion avut the place to get good
bargains, they would go So Erui,ry at Filer
son's, especially if talking ljaws was be-
Wonder What nas become 01 -noaming
Vuxporus? Has he gone to Rome, or has
he been slain by his antagonist, C. A. ST
We see iu a former qopy of the H:bald
an account of Mr. P. Tefusing to take the
sacrament because be was a Good Templar.
Horrible thought I Shall the servant be
greater than bis Lord, or shall the institu
tions 01 IlieU 1 1 h V CT VI C?-?1U1UCU W uvva ,
that which the God of Heaven instituted j
and commanded his Disciples everywhere
that, "as oit as ye do it, do it in remem
brance OI rae7 uou luruiu:
To-day, the l.'ith, I attended the sale of the
ircperty Of Keuoing iMseves. 01 lewis coun
y. Propefty oi all kinds went 'off at top
figures. Old Father Reeves ana ms miner,
together with tbe Galleys, Bakers. Voor
hieses, Rasburrys, Carters and Merldiths,
were the first settlers of this portion of Buf
falo river. AU of them have passed away,
but tbe name and estate is still represented
by some of their offspring.
Mr. Editor, In the last number oftheHER
Ai.n I find a sentence that I don't exactly
understand, ;the import or which is; about
this: "Drunkenness, gambling and card
playing bring all men on a level." Now, if
this means what it says, please tell Us which
ol the three effects the Good Templars and
which the preachers, etc. But, perhaps, we
are expected to supply lis neaning. If so,
then, we will only apply it to all who' in
dulge in such. And that won't work worth a
cent; for where there is gambling there is
winning, and the winner is above the loser,
aud so I don't see any level to it. So I con
clude that if these things ever bring men to
a level It will be in that country where
there is no ice. And about that woman that
was such a strenuous Good Templar that
she objected to her dying husband using a
little brandy, as prescribed by the physi
cian, as a stimulant, and after bis death
got drunk on tbe remainder of thejbraudy,
aud filled a drunkard's grave herself. Now,
i can't see that tula proves auythlng ex
actly, but it rather points out that a man,
nor even a woman, ought to be too
strenuous about a thing. ' Temperance la a
good tuiug, aud ought to be practiced by
ail. and I lor one would be proud if all men
would be ten) perate, but,alas we have not
the promise l.ut the reverse, i"tlte genera
tions shall wax worse ana worse, aeceiving
and being deceived," etc,,) and waen we
mm un ail our efforts to suppress, we will
find ourselves deceived, aud our effort will
only amount to a bundle 01 runs.
Now and Then.
It is only now and then that such men as
Hon. Alex. H. Stephens, ex-Gov. Smith, ex
Gov. Brown, of Georgia, endorse a medicine
for tbe tbroivl and luu6s, and when they do
It is pretty good evidence that the remedy
must be good for tbe cure of coughs, colds
and lung affections. They recommend tbe
Globe t lower Cocgh Syrup, and their
testamonials are to be seen round the ten
cent sample bottles of the Globe Flower
Syrup, for sale by Tltcomo & lowler. A
sample bottle relieves the worst cough and
will cure sore throat. Regular slr-ebotties.
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ill Ly uoaof, luo isiii4m :r -igi
All the candidates fur Attorney General
will meet in Columbia and make a public
anr.ounceiueui, vu tun urst raonaay m
TiewiofBcv. Klmos Peter Will (tea,
fill. PlesMsl, .
Mattheiv.Zx 41 ta.
The disciples had been listening to tbe
public teaching of Christ. And wben he re
tired with them, they sought further infor
mation, ana, among otner things, concern
ing "the end of the workl." In reply to this
request he delivered tbls whole chapter,
ThA PorahlM r.f I ha I'lnlna an.l t . falAn,a
embracing the first thirty verses, illustrated'
tue trenerai J udgment, at tbe end of time,
and prepare the way for the impressive de
scription ne gives 01 mat aay in tne last six
As the Bridegroom had received those
Virgins who were ready when he came, and
had refused those who were not: And as
the master who had divided his Talents
among his servants had reckoned or settled
witn mem, approving ana rewarding the
imtuiui anu conuemnina ana casiina 01 l
uie unraituiui into outer aarxnus so it
shall be when tbe son of mu cornea to
judge the world.
After setting these lessons before them.
he then tells that when he shall come, with
his Father and all his holy aneels. and
shall sit on the throne of his glory, that all
nations shall be gathered before him, and
that he will separate the righteous from
the wicked, and announce the final destiny
of each, and t he reasons for the decision.
j ne text embraces that portion of this de
scription of the Judgment which particu
larly refers to tbe wicked. It gives the final
diposition . of them, and declares their
doom, world without end.
"But does not this passage refer to the
destruction of Jerusalem?" No, sir; be
cause, first, it was in answer to an inquiry
about tbe "end of the world:" second, all
nations were to be assembled; third, a aepa
ration was to take place between the righte
ous and the wicked; lourth, tbe rewards
and punishments are declared to be eternal.
And none of these things took place at the
destruction of Jerusalem. And as no other
Interpretation besides tbls is given of the
text, our interpretation is unaouoteaiy tne
But has it not been recently discovered
that there is no hell and no future punish
ment? or, If there is, that it is not eternal"
1 answer. 110. There is no recent discovery
on the subject. No theory has been ad
vanced, no argument presented, no criti
cism suggested that is new. No point has
ueeu maue mat nas not been maae a tnou
sand times before you and I were born, and
which had not been as often answered, and
answered to the satisfaction of nine hun
dred and ninety-nine out of every thousand
of the careful thought) ul, conscientious and
competent students of the Bible. And this
is stating the truth modestly. If any one
doubts, let him look into any good theologi
"Is this intended as applying to the criti
cisms on the words cfci-tf, hell, eternal, etc?
It is so intended. This whole question baa
long since oeen exuausteu; ana yet tne
world of Christian scholarship remains
nrmly on the orthodox side.
This question has been bedraggled In the
secular papers, and madeasuhject frequent
ly ui coarse ana proiane wit. Atueists anu
skeptics of every grade, and the most aod-
less and irreverent, have apparently en-
ueavoreu to unuermine tue innuence 01 tne
church and religion by vulgar flings at them
on tnis question.
But bow ought we to deal with this n
tion? It is one of the most momentous that
we could be called to consider. The bare
possibility that I may be "cast Into bell,
tbat lam "in danger of eternal damnation,'
mat 1 may be in torment lorever and ever.
uemanas careiui, patient thought ana in.
quiiy. before I cast it aside as false.
iiut 11 nearly ail the best people and ;those
most competent to understand, do, and al
ways have believed it to be true, nothing
but the very clearest evidence should lead
us to reject 11. li us therefore careruiir
examine this sul iect.
My text teaches that at the last Judgment,
after separating the wicked lrom the
righteous, tbe Judge will condemn them.
and bid them depart from him 'into errr-
Uustinnjire;" and they will immediately "ao
away iniu everiuxitna jmiwtnmciu.-
couiu endless punishment be more clear
ly tauguiT Anu tue moie is luu 01 such
Among those who deny this doctrine
there is much disagreement. One clas
holds that there is no punishment after
death, these are much tbe most numer
ous in the present day, especially in this
country. Another class admit punish
ment between aeatu aua tne resurrection.
And some admit of an Indefinite duration
of punishment, but believe that all will
finally be saved.
in assuming that tbe punishment of the
wicked is eternal, I am put in opposition
to all these classes. If I prove that,all of them
are answered. I believe the punishment
of the wicked will be eternal for the follow-
ng reasons, viz:
1st. It has alwanx been the doctrine of the
Jewish and Christian churches.
This is strictly true, except small and in-
Bignilicant factions. If this is not the teach
ing of inspiration. God's people have been
strangely misled. Tnis is a very strong pre
sumption tbat it is true.
2U. l if tOtctrine wvnci wntcs M-tcrnal jun
shnwnt, UJce infidclUu, Jlourixhes most in oor-
Like some plants, it lives and thrives best
in foul and noxious atmosphere. In times
or communities most deeply tainted with
vice and depravity, it finds most willing
nearers ana aanereuts. iu tnis part 01 tne
country at least. Its adherents are al most
entirely confined to the very wicked. A
conscientous, praying, devout, spiritually
minded persou is seldom or never known
holding this doctrine; but those who advo
cate it zealously may be found among
atheists, deists, spiritists, or any other class
01 skeptics; or among extortioners, drunk,
ards, adulterers, and every rank and grate
of the ungodly.
.id. II arrtte from those passage of sr.fjp-
me H n iiutrtir lilHll cuftaictut Till M in
contrast. Take a few examples :
Van. 12: 2. "Many of them that Hleen In the
dust of the earth shall awake, some to ever.
lasting lire, and some to shame and ever,
Matt. & 12, "He will gather his wheat into
tne garner; out ne win burn up tne Chan
with unquenchable lire."
Malt. 16: :i0, "Gather ye together first the
tares, and bind them in bundles to burn
them: but gather the wheat into my gar-
Matt. 2o: 43, "These shall go away into
everlasting punishment; but the righteous
into life eternal."
I'rov. IU; 28. "The hope of the rlshteons
shall be gladness; but the expectation Qf the
Vicuna siaii pensii.
Prov. li: 2i, "The wicked is driven away
in his wickedness: hat tbe righteous hath
nope in nis ueatu.
Now if these passages refer to the final
conditions of men, the punishment of the
wicaea must oe eternal. Ana that they do
refer to the final state, is clear from tha fol
(ist.) ine state 01 ine righteous referred
to them is, on all bands, admitted to be fi
nal. But it is always put in contrast with
that of the wicked. Il one is final so is t,h
other; orthere Is no contrast.
za.) mere is notning said in any of these
passages about any staDe following That of
damnation, everlasting punishment, eta.
V.ki.i x ue pmiu iifeamng 01 many 01 them
is tbat there is no state following tbat
which they describe. For instance, the
chaff, representing tbe wicked at the last
day, is to be burnt up, with unquenchable
fire, not to become righteous or turned into
wheat. The expectation of the wicked their
false hope is to perish, not to become glad
ness. The wicked is to be driren away in his
uHckcdnvs. and not to have hope in hi di'ntM.
nient lvUerds, evetinj, eternal, 'forever,
and everlasting contempt.
Mom. 2o: 41, "Depart ye cursed into ever
MuU, 2j: W. 'These shall go away into ev
Mark i, 2!), "He that shall blaspheme I
against the Holy Ghost bath never forgive
ness, but is in aanger oi eternal damna
tion.'! Rev. 1 1: 11, "The smoke of their torment
ascendeth up forever."
In interpretingscriptureevery term is to
be taken in lis literal sense, nnless there is
something in the subject or its connection
requiring it to be taken otherwise. I do
not Ltfiiovs an. tiiuffi oi tuat sort exists m
an v one of these passages", and certainly not
in an oi tnem. adii ii nut, tuey leacn mat
future punishment is eternal beyond doubt.
If these words are taken in their present
accepted meanings, tuey express rnau ss
ralinn as strongly as mat lttett couia oe ex
pressed In our language;. '
And of the Urees of which they the ren
dering in our English Bible, they are 'all
from one word and its various forms and
combinations. They all retain tbe essen
tial Idea of unending existence, t r the com
bination rendered "forever and tver." an
eminent Greek scholar says: "I cannot con
ceive of any word, or any combination or
words. In the Greek language, or any other
laneuaee, which will convey tha Idea of
eternal qur&ilcn In the future, with ' more
freedom rro in ambiguity ana misconcep
tion, or with more solemn empbasbt, than
thisone." He fntbermore says: "It is pred
icated alike and without qualification of
three ideas: God's existence, the punish
ment of the wicseu ana tne Happiness or the
righteous." If this be true, the eYicenpe qf
eternal duration Js the sime.
Of that form or this Greek word rendered
in my text by the word everlasting; another
learned Greek scholar says: (1) "The literal
meaning of the word expresses absolute
eternity always being. (2) The obvious,
plain lnterpreiation oi me wcru aemanas
this signification. (.' Admitting that it
was the Savior's design Vrr to teach this
doctrine this would be the very word to ex
press it; and if this does not teach it, It
could not be taught. 1 1) It is not taught in
any plainer manner in any coniesston, oi
latin on tne giwoe; nun n tia iiay ie ex
plained away, all Iuqso may be. 5i Tbe
word nsed here is the same in the original
as tbat used to express the eternal life of
tbe righteous: u oue can be proved to be
limited in duration, the other can by the
same arguments. The proof that the
righteous win oe nappy lorever, is precise
ly the same, and no other than that th
wicked will bo miserable lorever."
Another learned Commentator, on this
word lh the text, says: "But some are of
opinion that tbls punishment shall have
an end. This is as likely as that the glory ol
the righteous shall have (in end; tor the
same word is used to express the duns'sua of
tbe punlsbmeut, as is used to express the
duration t.f the slate of glory. have seen
the best things tbat have been written In
favor of the fiuul redemption of damned
spirits; but X never saw au answer to the
argument tgalnst that dcotrine, drawn
from this verse, but what sound learning
and criticism should be ashamed to ac
knowledge." 5th. Again, tee argue from those passages
trhirh clenrln imply this dortrtne, though they
do not express it in so many fiords."
Mark tf: Id, (condense!.) "if thy hand,,
foot, eye Qfifcnd thee,'' eUj., 'iit In better for
thoe to enter into life maimed than, hav
ing two bands, two fr-et, two eyes, to go into
hell, into the fire that shall never be
quenched; where their worm dleth not, and
the fire is not quenched" "hell fire."
Here the kwih and the lire are figuratively
represented as the ins ruments of punish
ment in lu ll. But the worm ncrcr dies, and
the fire is tw quenched,
i.ut ltil 19 ill. The t mui and Lasnnts
from which we learn that there Is an in-
i war.tr gulf between heaven and hell, so
that those in hell cannot pass or get to
i et VI rt.
Hcb. it I ft. There are some of whom It is
said, "it is impossible ' to renew
them unto repentance," But repentance
must precede pardon and salvation: there
fore there is no salvation for them.
JJeb, 10; 2U 7. Of some it is said, "There re-
malnelh no more sacrifice for sins, but
certain, fearful looking for of Judgment sd
fiery indignation, which shall devour the
adversary." A sacrifice is necessary In or
der to forgiveness; the sinner cannot be
saved without forgiveness; bnt there are
some lor whom there is no forgiveness, and
consequently no salvation.
Mait 26:24; Mark 14:2. Heaven willow
tuan compensate for all the suffering an:
one will endure, even if we get to heaven
through much tribulation. Yet it is said
of Judas, "It had been good for that man i
he had never been born," But when we are
made absolutely certain that after death
we shall possess uninterrupted happiness
for ever, no one can be said to be worse eff
than if he had never been born.
"l.ilin 5. 'K A train It lc.eo.lrl TT. tk k.
iTeveth not ontaelson iinii not see life; but
tue wraou 01 oou a'Jiaezn on nim." There
fore, if they get to heaven. It will ba with
out life, aud with the wrath of God abiding
Join 8:21, "Ye shall die in your sins:
whither 1 go ye can not come." Thus said
Christ to some ot the Jews. But he Is gone
to heaven, and therefore he meant that he
could not go there. And to give them doable
assurance of what he meant, he told them
they should die in their sins. But there is
no forgiveness after death. Therefore they
could never be forgiven, and consequently
cuuiu never get to ueaven.
Mit.:i: 'M. "He that biasnhemeth against
the Holy (most hath never forgiveness, but
is in aanger 01 eternal damnation." What
ever may be said of the word eternal and
It could nor be stronger or clearer It will be
oimcuit to evaue or escape tnis double test!
mony i ney nave nerer foratveness, but are
in aanger 01 eiernai aamnaiion. There is no
stronger scripture proof of unending happi
ness 01 tne ngnteons man is iouna in this
text for tne endless punishment of the
wicked. The strongest text to orovo theon
ls,I think, "I give unto them eternal life.
and they shall never perish." But if one is
limited so must tbe other be.
bth. He next armie from those fhriatures
it-men iinpiy mat a cnange oj neart ana a prej
arationfor heat-en are confined to this line.
Among the many that might be given tbe
following are offered:
Isa. 5."k . "Seek ye the Lord while he may
Iter. 22: 11. "He that is uniust. hi him le
unjust still.- and he that is filthu let him hr fil
Luke id: 24. Strive to enter In at the
strait gate: ror many I say unto you will
sees: to enter ana shall not be able.
According to these Dassases the time will
oome wnen those who previously neglected
to hwk me jxra, win sees: in vain. He will
not be found. When too late they will seek
to enter In at the strait gate, to salvation
but will not be able. Having remained
through life unjust aod filthy, covered over
with their sins and pollution nntil their
probation ends, they must remain In that
conuitioD, lorever shot out fiom heaven
7th. What is the sufTerina of the urir.kit .'n Ik
7 ne text describes tt a "vi-!t ino? nnn.
lsbment"aiid "everlasting fire." Elsewhere
iv in expresses as "outer aarjeness""! am
tormented 111 ibis name." "furnace of tirr.
"unquenchable? re". "where the norm dleth
IWlLn l-IKa l.l.nbn n. .. ) If .1
-- vuw w.wAuoa uur Kimti. IAI1
ment in Hre and brtmstone." "tha aiuwndimr
smoke of their torment," "the lake of fire and
These represent the Instrnmnnta of anflVtr.
lng to be "fire." "darkness." "fire and brim.
stone" and the "worm."
The effect is said to be "torment" il
this is produced by tbe psii-ation of (;ood
"Depart from Me." Ana bv thn Infliction nf
pusuive sujjenng into everiastingine.
s.uxj wnoit, ji aaiu in my text to be pi(n
Mcri-fcu. auu m itmriiea tommentator says.
on this passage and word, "the original
word here translated punishment, means
uiiuii-uu or Buuennn in hii-imi rnr irnm "
And after noticing all tbe other places in
which the word occurs, adds, "in all these
places it denotes anguish, suffering, pun
lsnment. It does not mean simply a sUite
or comtUion, but absolute, positive suffrrinr,
and 11 the word does not teach It. no word
couiu express tne iaea tnai the sinner would
But some one la anxlnna In ask- m- ,
1. i u ............. I .. 1 i ... . . . . t .
uicwiuki iiTc auu vi t turn nu , ucr
mat, in my estimation, is really an nnim
portant question. Ills generally asked by
one oi iwo classes of persons: one who
wishes to embarrass you, or one who wishes
a negative answer, because he imagines
punishment will be less severe, if there is no
Many of the Jews and early Christiana
iiuucniifuifu too terms usea in idh kipio.
in a literal sense, and supposed there would
be actual fire, etc., in hell, and some to the
present day are oi that opinion. And
sibli they are correct. But all that is certain
irom tne teachings or the Bible is, that the
wicked will endure great and endless miser
ies. And we may be sure that, whether
these terms are taken literally or figurative
ly, they teach lh- truth a. great and solemn
truth, li figurative. God uses them to rr.
plain the terrible and fearful nature of that
pnnisnment which unrepentant sinners
wm ui lug uu tuemseives.
if it could be fully established that that
pnnisnment consists exclusively in thenn
guisu ana torture oi tne soul, yet we should
not forget that Infinite Wisdom could hef
express, ana impress on ns, the lesson thev
teach by these figures. So that, while I do
not uuaerstana material nre to be meant.
i.uuofj nuuMucjiuuHHi ui lam nunifinmiini
or who aie to endure it, shoula not regard
turn aa mu v aiicvutuu i oi tue rbkh.
ine sinner dies without any ehamrn of
uw.uic. uo is a Biuuei BLin in nature ana
inclination, ne carries ail his slnjui pronen
sit Ies with him. His ouobanged nature
will desire its wonted gratifications, where
tuey cauuot ue enjoyeu. Tnis iaea is very
juii.iuij 4Jimx;uiaA iu puetic llgure, tnUSt
"There is a place in a black and hollow
Where day is never seen; there-shines no
But flaming horror of eonsnmimz flnw
A lightless sulphur, choked wilh smoky
Of an infected darkness: in this plaoe
Swell many thousand
Of never-dying deaths;
PftOF WtffttSAnt nllm 1 1. nH. n a .,lnlln-.
With toads and adders; there is burning
Four'd down the drunkard's throat; the
Is forced to snp whole draughts of molten
There Is the murderer forever stabbed,
Yet can he never die; there lies the wan
ton On racks of burning steel, while In his
He feels the torment of his raging lust;
There stand those wretched things
Who have dreamed out whole years in
And secret Incests, cursing one another."
This state of disappointment will con tin no
and memory will call up the past, and con
science will torment. And It is not difficult
to imagine tbe despair and rage of these
lost souls, described by another poet, thus:
"In utter darkness far
Remote, I being saw iQ woe,
Burning continually, yet unoonsumed.
And there were groans that ended not, and
That always sighed, and tears that ever
And ever fell, but not In mercy's sight.
And still I heard these wretched beinss
Almighty God, and curse the Lamb, and
The earth, the resurrection luorn. and
And ever vainly seek, for utter death."
Ah. my friends material fire la not. nui.
lngor "exc7hTguTh oYthe soul. In-
ed. No fire could add Intensity to the suf.
felt,- as Shakespeare makes a wretched,
awakened and guilty sinner exclaim:
"Divines and dying men may talk of hell..
nub iu tuj mui uw severest tormenta
That is. the holiest men. charged with tha
ucvumii cfjuuciu mr luo saivaiion or men;
NUU uig jy,i,y, uuuon, auu canKKI, tDey
may be, may "talkot hell," but even now
belore l quit tne shores ol time, I feel Its
several torments in my guilty soul. No, na.
my irienas; aon t trouble yourselves, about
material fire and brimstone. Don T slou me
to answer quibbles. Do n't stop yourselves,
to ham on therh. There Is enonrrh in hmu
question, take tue most favorable view you
dan, to awaken any reasonable man, t the
Importance of preparing to meet V(od. 1
WUUVlf "I' J "1. 'i J -J if Y fl l QUUDl 1 LI 11 1 1 ,
ii you uo uui-. a uo uut iuuw, 1 uo not W18U
to. know. I would lifvve you know that
It ltf to be "punished with everlastimr de.
strnotlon from the presence of the Lord:"
tbat it is to have tbe wrath of God poured
out upon you forever the wrath of the
Lamb, who died to save you. And would
nave you escape it.
Thank God. it is not too late. Mercv'i
uwr is uucui
en. Enter, and be saved
place Into "he;i pa. ,i
TO MB. GEORGE S., OF PORT ROYAL, BV
ja. J, c.
Kind wishes, my friend, I send thee,
Rich blessings for thee I pray ;
Smiling peace and joy attehid thee,
nuanrer my looieieps may Biray.
The Present bright and beautiful hath prov'd
Tbat tby merit reward hath now :
Thou must feel thou art beloved,
A .. .1 Ml.lOT,, A. i 1.. .. v
Friends, too, daily offer their meed,
Of praise and honor to thee ;
vy nat more can wisn as a neeu.
To complete wnat liy qeserls sapAJq lie.
Health, peaoe and friends hare been given,
aufflji iffl 4Vf) cftl f torfat , CMl, WICBi.
By him who rules here as in Heaven,
And grant all our wishes confessed.
Ab !-snother gift to thee I'd bind,
Ere more of the years be flown ;
When swayed by sweet love may 'st than, lind
A heart responsive to thine own.
Yielding the devotion thou may "st claim.
1 Ufa fond and faithful love ;
Proud in sharing thy borne and name,
Crowning gift from "Uur Father" above.
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moderate in priue. ooiu, py au ueajers,
Aug. 31, TT-WH,
Trittciifor the IlcraUiand Mail.
PSALM OF MA KM AGE.
Tell me not In Idle Jingle,
"Marriage is an empty dream I"
For tbe man is dead that's single,
And men are not what they stem.
Life is real ! Life Is earnest! -
Single blessedness asbam ;
"To be alone 'tis not best,".
Has been spoken of tbe man.
Not enjoyment, aud not sorTon-,
Is our destined end or way ; .
Bnt so act that each to-morrow
Finds us nearer marriage day.
Life is long and youth Is fleeting.
And our hearts, though light and gay,
Still with gentle throbs are beating
Wedding marches all the way.
In the world's broad field of battle,
in the bivouacot me.
Be not like dumb driven cattle, -Be
the lover of a wife.
Trust no future, howe'er pleasant.
Let tbe dead past bury its dead ;
Act ! act in the living present !
Hope within and wife ahead.
Uvea of married msn remind us.
We can live our lives as well ;
And, departing, leave behind ns
Such examples as shall tell.
Such examples that the others,
Wasting time In Idle sport,
Onr forlorn, unmarried brothers
Seeing, shall take heart and court.
Let ns then be up and doing,
With a heart on triumph set ;
Still contriving, still pursuing,
Aud each one a good wife get.
Interesting: Letter lrom Texas.
- San Astosia, Texas, Feb. 12, 1878.
To Vie FZditur of the Herald and Mail :
Tbe many i ecullar features in which this
quaint old "City or tbe Alamo" presents it
self to the eye of tbe stranger, in the way o
architecture, narrow-urooked streets, old
missions, anu cnurcnes, its beauurul river
aud springs, makes it a place of very great
interest to the tourist.
Thinking that my old friends In Maury
would be p.eased to hear something of tbe
town, is my apology for this intrusion upon
your valuable space, and hope you will be
gooa enougu to give mis a piaoe anion
Ban Antouia was loanaea in tne year l
by a Spaniard, Don Domingo Ramon, who
acting under orders from the Viceroy of
Mexico, with a body of troops, and Francis
can friars, established a fort on tbe west
bank of the San Pedro, a small creek, run
nlng through the western part of tbe pres
ent city. From tbat time on it was tbe
scene of many a bloody conflict between the
Mexicans, Indians, ana Americans, and
not nntll the year ltH2 did corporative unlet
San Antonia has a population of eighteen
or twenty thousand, consisting of Ameri
cans. Germans, Mexicans, Negroes, and
scattering population of other nations. The
Germans and Americans, however, predom
inaie.com posing aoout two-tnirus ot tne en
tire populace. The town is strictly cos
mopolitan, and a more independent Bet of
people are rareiy seen.
There are four newspapers published here,
two aaiues in r.ngiisn. ana two weexiies
one in German and tbe other in Spanish.
Tnis nas oeen, ana is sun, military bead
quarters for the department of Texas, and
the base of all military operations on the
frontier. The Galveston, Harrisburg aod
the Sau Antonia Railway (the "Sunset
Route) was completed and put In operation
last February, much to the delight of the
citizens, wuo ccieoraieu me event by
grand excursion aua a general merry-ma-
The san Antonia River is a clear, rapid
stream, running through tbe centre of the
town, its banks abound in a luxuriant
growth of semi-tropical plants that cluste
around the trunks or the stately pecans
that grow upon either side. The head of
the river, about four miles above town, is
truly a lovely spot, iuuumerable springs
leap and sparkle forth from the bosom ot
tbe earth, meeting at a short distance from
this beautiful river. Numerous aceoulas'or
ditches supply the town with water from
tbe river, l ue ban 1'eoro creek, a small
and rapid stream flowing through the west
ern part of the town in a southeruly direc
rection, auu parallel tne river, has its source
from three springs in tsan 1'edro park,
mile or so north-west of town.
This park is owned by the citv. and leased
to a public spirited German, who has taken
a great deal of pains to beautify and make
this a most attractive place. It is quite a
resort for thoso who wish to escape the heat
and dust of the city. Rambling among its
avenues, shadtd by beautiful wiliows and
large bananas, oue is lea to believe oneself
in some tropical clime where there is eter
Sau Antonia Is especially noted for Its old
cnurcnes ana missions. Of tbe former
may mention the Mexican Cathetral. San
Fernando, a very lmposlngslructurc, stand
ing upon the main Plaza. It was built dur
ing tbe early days of San Antonia, but now
only tue rear portion of the original build
lng remains, lb front having been torn
away and rebuilt after a modern place.
The Mission De Alamo, built tn 1722.
sianus upon tue awiu xiuza, auu is widely
known as being the place in which David
Crockett, together with a number of oth
er brave men, perished at the hands of the
Mexicans, under tbe tyrant, Sauta Ann.
This massacre occurred in March. 1HM. and
It Is related that not one out of the one hun
dred and forty-live brave men esoaped. On
the monumeut erected to the memory of
these brave men Is inscribed tbe followlne:
"Tbermopyloe had its messenger of defeat,
me Alamo uau uoue.
The Mission De Concepcion, erected in
17.11. stands about two miles below town, on
tbe east bankof the rivr, is In a wonderful
state of preservation ana a monument to
the skill, and energy of tbe artisans of that
The Mission fan jose, bunt several years
later, is two miles below De Concepcion, on
tbe oppositeslde of tbe river. This is by far
tne largest auu most eianorate oi the mis.
sions, is nearly in ruins only three walls
left standing, including the front, and a
small chapel underneath, and to tbe left of
the main bunding, wuere services are now
held. The Irani is. especially attractive
The door, eight by fourteen fwet, is In the
shape ofa gotnic area, around which, and
extending to ine top oi tne wail, is a muss
of fine sculpture work, embracing figures of
tue xioiy motuer uuu buuio oi tne saints
two-thirds me size, togeiner with cherubs,
flowers, and scroll wxirk. all carvad fro:n
solid stone, and finely executed. These fig
ures have all, more or less, been despoiled
bv curiosity seekers, and but few. if any. re.
main intact. Of tbe remaining missions,
De Esnada and San Juan, built durina tha
next quarter of a century, bat little can be
said. They aie located four miles below
San Jose, ana in but a poor slate of preser
vationonly one or two walls of each re
maining. san Antonia is at an elevation of six hnn.
dred and eighty-five feet above mean tide
water In longitude tw- 2f. latitude .w.
On account of Its altitude the air is very
dry, and is noted for its healing qualities to
all persons suffering from, lqng disease. Ev
ery winter brings throngs oj people from
the north all! Icted with consumption, and
those tbat come In time derive most benen.
cial results from their residence here. The
mean thermometer is about tsu .
There are some very sudden changes dor-
ng the winter, occasioned by what are
mown as northers. These northers are van.
erally preceded by very sultry, close weath
er, tbe thermometer ranging for a day or
two among the eighties. Jn before the
coming oi tue nortuer, tne aimospuere has
a hazy apiiearauce, and away in tbe north
there appears a light blue smoke, not unlike
our IndiHU summer. A roar, something
like the distant rumbling of a railroad train,
grows louder and louder until the wind
breaks upon you In all Its force, piercing
you to the bone with its chilly blasts. The
thermometer drops down In a very short
time among the forties, i,ud probably in
twelve hours wi"l be at the freezing point.
I have iiuver known any bad effects to re
sult from these sudden changes, strange as
it may seem. xuey generally last from
two to three daj-s.sometlmes following each
other lu rapid succession. Some of these
are accorapauUAl iy rain, called wet north
ers, others blue and iry northers.
During the summer the ulgUl in per
fectly delightful, having the brightest of
moons, stars, anil tUearesi of pkles. A gen
tle breeze blows from the Gulf, ladened with
moisture. A person occupying a room with
southern exposure obtains a full benefit of
this breeze, aua belore morning a blanket
111 not be iouna uncomfortable. Thre is
not the slightest danger of dne-Kcuii trading
coiu oy uciur vxptmeu tv. a uruugnt.
The sunsets here- are' perfectly splendid.
Frciaoueof the hills that overlooks the
Valley of the San Antonia from the east, a
magnificent sight is exposed to view. Be
low, in tne bosom or the valley, lies the
town, from which coms tbe murmur of
busy lite, tne roois peepinjj out from the
luxuriant foliage, lhf fc-lies ot the churches,
towering bc..e, tiash In the rays of the set
ting sun. Far to (he west the gently undu
lating hills stretch themselves in Lruad
magninceuce, ciotneu in robes or agure,
fleeced by the reflection f.-oiu burnished
clouds, while the uu, sinking In all its
splendor, amid clouds dyed in hues or crisu.
soit gold, presents A sight that will long Ue
remembered by the spectator,
Haw dust Galley,
To the Editor of the Herald and Mait ;
Seeing nothing from our village In your
paper of late, we have concluded to drop a
Rev. H.S. McBrldo paid ns a visit last
week, and preached au excellent sermon
last Friday night. Subject, "Simon. Son of
Joua, Lvest Thou Me." Should not we be
glad to know King Alcohol nas been tram
pled under fool, and the glad tidings of sal
vation proclaimed lu lis sleadT Bro. lcB.
also preached au admirable sermon Sunday
at Mt. Nebo.
Rev. Green Wltherspoon will preach for
Messrs. Erwin aud Miller, of Shady Grove,
and their amiable brides, paid us a v isit re
cently. They are looking well.
Bro. M. Vestal, the old Temperance war
horse, whose tongue never tires, and who
says the subject of temperance Is as Inex
haustible as that of the Cross of Christ. He
gave us some ol his views on temperance
a few days since, which were very edifying.
Come again, Bro. V.
Prof. McKeunon's school commenced last
Monday. We hope the -uuin&u<y will
give him a liberal imtrunage.
There seeiuii to. be a decline In the matri
The beautiful Miss Motile McB. ftpeiks of
going to Williamson soon. May happiness
alien a iier.
Mud oh, so much mnd and bad roads.
We would like to ask tbe Santa Fe cor
respondent who Is Parson C, P. M. Some of
the boys say he Is a Cumberland Presbyte
rlan minister, who can receive only by ab
sorption. Paison, let them say what they
Mr. J. P. L. is preparise to ere him
beautiful residence, whluh U designed to be
Geo. W, LileRto Ipute A. limy.
W. C. S. Ball to Margaret I,. Fair.
Wisdom, to E.uiily J. Wright.
M y darling, sweet, little Mat tic,
A nd art thou forever gone
T o the home where all are happy,
T ojoys to us unknown ?
I n the arms of Christ Jesus,
E vcr thou art free from all harm.
E ver may thy sweet spirit
L ihgor around us hero
I n this dark world so dreary,
S ince thou art not near;
A nd may tliou ever l,c ucar us,
B cloved, affectionate one;
E ver be our guardian augel,
T o keep us from sins unknown.
II elp us, dear Father.to meet her at home.
G uard her tenderly, dear Savior,
R ound her keep thy loving arms;
A nd may she ever be happy,
C are, sickness and sorrow ull gone,
Y onder in Heaven's bright home.
By Hkk Mamma.
Ileal Estate Trausfer.
Jack Porter to Dr. J. T. Akin, lot iu dis
W. H.'Nels.n, attorney, to J. A. Moss, In
terest I u district 1 1, Slim.
I). Wili-fonl to .N.B. Rittenbeny, m acres in
district i, siouo.
J. B. Plliow, Sr., to Nanny , Gunlt, lot la
district (i, M-V).
J. T. 1 ounger to J. C. Dodson, 2 acres In
district is, fciuo.
Elizubeth Bullock to W. M. Russell, 30
acres In district 1 1, SI '.
M. M. Russell to VV . T. Porter, ii acres in
Frank Crr, to Manuel Orr, interest in dis
trict 12, tux).
J. W. A-hton to C. E. A-hworth, acres In
distrlcs 1, i-m.
A. II. Kerr to W. E. Bassham, it) acies In
district 20, limn.
Nancy Bry Ies to Geo. C. Taylor, Interest In
district li, S75.
S. E. Btackln to F. II. Walklns, 7li acres in
Sheriff to Green and Chaflin, 11 acres, dis
trict -J). t.5i.
Jno. M. iraves to Jno M. Young, ti'J acres,
district (i, i-'niu.
S. E Brackin to L. M. nnd L. A. Alford, 'A
acres, district 0, exchange.
C. C. Hale to J. M. Williams, int. district
R. Holding to Ida O. Stephens, lot lu dis
trict 0, exchange.
W. M. McKissack to S. R. Slocka.d, M
acres, district 7, W,imhi.
Ida O. Stephens to F. J. Moore, VI acres,
district 0, exchange.
J. A. Moss to Jno. N. Porter, int. district 11,
J. F. Ingram to J. T. Edwards, lol In dis
trict 0, S0.
J. A. Walker, trustee, to Hugh M. McCain,
ISO acres, district 7. gilt.
G. M. Booker to T. S. Lockliart, int. In dis
trict 1, UM.
D. J. Church to Wm. P. Young, IK) acres,
district 1'), Sl.iaxt.
Thos. E. Jamison to Fi-st National Bank,
lot iu district :i, 7W.
Letter Iroua l.-w Isbiire.
Lkwisiilhi., Feb. 21st, 1S78.
Pj tho Editor of the Herald and Mail:
Our Circuit Court has been in session near
ly two weeks. Mucli Important business
has been uisposed of and the docket will
soon be clear. Judge Wright Is disposing of
business rapluly, anil is very popular lu llila
county. The ease of Carter v. i. Jackson,
for damages for improperly suing, out an
attachment, was liinl last week, and re
sulted In a verdict of f-'l'iii (l for the plaintiff,
and au appeal laaen to the Supreme l ourl.
The case of Mrs. Conly v. s. V liite, for tha
killing of her liusbaud, which took place In
Chapel Hill, In this county some time ago.
has been continued until Hie next term nnd
is to be Iricd ou the first Tuesday of the
term. The rase excite gie.it interest owing
to the pocuiinr circumstance ism rounding
it. ignite u number of counsel have been
empioyi d on both sides. Tho lawyers for
the plaintiff are Jus. II. Lewis, of this place.
aud Wm. J. Syl.es, ot Columbia; lor tliede-
teudeuf, P. li.isiiiillisou, C. -. Arinsliong,
McLuru anil Murray, of this pIhcc, Wm.
II. Wiscuer, of S!ie:hy vllle aud .liuige Thos.
M. Jones, of I'll I. -ski. There is also a crimi
nal prosecution against tliu same defend
ants pending in the Criminal Court.
Uur town is improving rapidly. rsew
bouses aro being built and old ones renovat
ed. The new steam iluuiiug mill here Is do
ing a Hue business.
There isa tine prospect for getting su in
dent suiisci iptions to extend our railroad to
I'elcrsuurg. col. iawis is .voiKing witn
great energy aud success. Since our rail
road has been Ifiilll Lewisburg has become
new place to business uud travel.
I) ii i k. Illver Matlon.
Miss Ellen Chappell. a charming Monde.
of Columbia, lu tiie depths ot whose liquid
blue eys tnere seems to linger ail tne vir
tues ofa true, noble and elm rartei lstlc lady,
returned home Saturday morning, after a
sojourn of several Hays with relatives.
Mrs. Garrett oornles and lamuy warn
to lfear Creek Sunday to Hpeud a week f lilt
her mother, aud Sunday night a negro !oy,
whom they had hired, taking advantage of
the opportunity, stole Mr. Vs. horse, and
made his escape.
Mr itobt. .Mtsh, a handsotne ami e-iegant
young gentlemen, from St. Joseph, .Mo.,
was lu our vicinity lately, visit lng the iiiin-
lly ol Rev. R. O. Irvine. He used to II ve in
this nelghlxirbooil, and bis mends lire al
ways glad to see him. Jlls easy, graceful
maimers, fluent speech, ready wit and
hiijh moral ehurartrr, won lor him many
friends and admirers.
Mr. R. G. Irvine, tho popular clerk of
Tl too tub Towler's ilrug-store, spent last
Sabbath week with his parents. His broth
er Ewing was over last Tuesday.
Miss Alary Iirown, who Is so enchanting,
bright and quick at repartee, has gotten
well, we aro rejoiced to hear. 1 expect'-he" la
ver o glail.
j he diptheria is lu the neighborhood.
One death has lieen caused from It.
Mrs. Theo. Llpscjmb is uulte 111. also her
,'ihere has been so much rain that the far-
ners are getting somewhat behind in plow-
UKi;i lltAAI A.U,
Lasting; Hope Institute. .
To the Editor of the 1I nthl and Mait.
Feeling a deep Interest In your valuable
paper, and having noted the fact that our
nstllute is not represented inrougn n col
umns, we assume the r aHnibllity of
writing a lew lines In regard to the teacher
and students of this Institute. Prof. King;
has one ol the most flourishing schools lu
this community. We hope he may meet
with success lu luslrucling Hie youths of
There will be preaching at this place on
Sunday next, by Rev. T.J. Dixon.
Died near this place, at tne resilience oi r .
. Polk. Mrs. Nancy Klrby.and was hurled
at LaMlug Hope Cemetery, Thursday Hlb at
o clock 1'. M.
We are glad to hear that the Reach Grove
School Is doing so well, aud hope they may
Mr. Jo Hunter, the Carter's Creek trap-
per, has on hand a largo supply ol skiinK
blues, wnicn ne propose to sen cheaper
than the cheapest.
lours truiy, guess wuot
((peak Kindly lo Your Mother.
Young man speak kindly, courteously nnd
tenderly to your mother. But a lillle lime
and you shall see her no more forever.
Others may love you loudly, but never
again while time Is yours, shall any one's
love be to you as mat oi your loving mother
lias been, inrougn Holiness lulauey her
throbbing breast was your sale protection
aud support: in wayward, testy boyhood.
she bore patiently with your thoughtless
rudeness; she pcisued you safely through a
legion of Ills and maladies. Her bund
bathed your burning brow au I niot-lcned
your parched lips; her eye lighted up tint
laraiu-Sk oi nigiitiy vigus, waieinng sleep
less by your side as uono other but her could
watch. Oh, speak not her name light ly, lor
youennuot live ho many years as would sul -lice
to thank her fully. Thrnuih re Ulesu
nd liuiialieut oulh, she is your con unci lor
aod solace. To it blight manhood sua
guides your steps to improvement; in,r ever
forsakes nor lorgeis. siu-a genu, ana
reverently then of your mot her; and wbi-u
you, too, shall lie ol 1, It slull iu miiuii de
gree llghu.li the remorse which shall lys
yours fox outer uiiiu, to Know thin never
wauloaly have you outraged the n soeuldua
to your uiuthr.r. So young men speak, kind
ly to your mother. lit-, ton.
nprakiua; at IMilltpl.
Phillpl s a handsome country church on
theSsnta Fe pike -four miles from i oluui-
bla. The Christian cnurcn nuin it. fjist Sat
urday an Interesting debate tO'.k place In It,
between tbe lmniersiouihtM and sprinklers.
IU,, IV. nuiii - I) mo if'ifnt,.k.iii.iieit,t.llU r.i-
der Eraser, ..f tho Christian Church, spoko
for liuuinrmii, anu.ucv. it. i . i.iun ami 1.
Ureen Witheispoou, holli Methodists, for
the pedohaptisl docli ine.
tseverai iiunurru iieisons weic present,
and tho occasion afforded suflicieiit excite
ment to make it Interest tug to evervboil v.
Tbe debate was long and Interesting. The
result, f oourso, could be but one way the
Imiuersionism mougiit niun. niv-cr aina
Hull got the best ol It, ami t ue spriuaieru
thought Bros. Linn and Wltherspoon were
victorious. Tbe speeches arj all highly
com pllmen led .
Thomas li. Kelly lindly Ilnrl.
Mr Thomas IL Keilv. of Iiewlsbiir.'. and
his brother, Moit, started for the homo of
the latter ou Rutherford Creek, last Satur
day evening horseback. When they reach
ed tbe bridge across Rutherford Creek, Mr.
Tom Kelly 's horse became frightened, ami
turning around suddenly threw Mr. Kelly
out of the saddle hi foot hung I" the stir
rup, and he was dragged some nny yarns,
until be struck a telegraph olo, where his
right leg was broken, below the knee, aud
IllS IWUI1M-UXHKHI iiwiii ui" r,f,,fn,f,
Harlan was called in aud set his leg. Mr.
Kelly Is au excellent young man, and his
many fileuds, iu Maury and Marshall, are.
deeply named to hear of his mlsiorluue.
. . 1 ... i ,f r -1 . . i . .
We recently neaiu juuk" ii'iui ii- ' u
in terms til high piaise of a legal ar
gument made belore him by Mr. Kelly.
Wa desire to say through the columns o
tbe Uuulu that W. J. D. Speuce, m ho vis
ited our city Is entitled to tue high recoiu
uiHnatlou which he brougbt bis country
and recommend him to the public, us a cen-
tleiuan; and we are uuuer iuuuy obligations
to W. J. D. Spenle, lol the valuable alst
ance he rendered to Mess. Frill and Hal
comb, In ferreting out and capturing the
mare from Ciaiu. Without Mr. Sperce'
assistance Friel V Jlalcoinb would uol uava
gotten the mare.
BLACK . ( ll.lH'Kll,
The Rural Nnn.
Mr. B. M. Hord now has supreme control
of the Rural Sim. He has devoted I. Is He's
work to Its success, ne is in ii. i iik il uvu.
nterestiug and valuable paper. Every f.lriu-
erslionlil lake It, and our old sensible larruena
should w rite lor it. Take It uud write for It.
Weolub wilh it at fcl.oj lor the two.
neaili of Jsmta Sellera.
James Sellers, son of Roliert Kellers, of
Knoh Creek, died al the old Win. Sedbcrry
place, Woddesday evening, Feb. 2i, Is7S,
iii UWtki.1V WW cuhsump'.luu.