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TOWN AND COUNTY,
Friday Korning, May 3d, 1878.
Express, arrives, daily,
Acooia. " except Sunday,...
Accom. ar., except Sunday,
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0:2.1, A. M.
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D. JR. V. R. R. SCHEDULE .
JS. 1 lavi Columbia 5:30, P. M.
" arrives at Lewlsburg 7 : uu, i. M.
'i. 2 leaves Lewisbnrg (:), A. M.
' arrives at Columbl i 8:00, A. i
Trains run daily excppt Sunday. No.
connects with nccomiuixl'i'iou lo Naf hville
Ktil through train to Montgomery. Tbe
ai)e schedule takes effect ou and after
May 1st, IsTW.
Geo. I). Hodc.e offers special Induce
Incuts t the tradu In tuis Issue.
W. J. Philips has a few words to say to
. c. Owen talks mighty straight about
selling gooo iiiw uuwu lor ca.su.
It. A. Hutitingtor, the elegant clothier,
in .KKiiviiii, uas received nis spring ana
sti-.niier sioc-ir oi woods everything a gen-
ncuiaii btu io oe wen ana elegantly
dressed. K ad his advertisement, anil then
call on hini, opposite the Maxwell House.
He is an accomplished gentleman, as well
as an aitist of the first order in the clothing
line. Cat I on blm.
The fcl'l Jirru of Andrews, Barkley & Co.,
lots poeu inoivta ny consent, aua a new
firm, composed ot W.J. Andrews and W.
A. McGregor formed. B-trkley, one of
the popular business men in me county,
coi-soiii. Mr. Andrews Is not only an old
hard W. no man, hut a first-class business
man in every particular, and especially in
the most iiiii lant depailments. He wax
raised in the business, und knows ail about
it, n ma a ken of nails to putting up a thresh
er. Mr. Mc'Gregor is a young man, but hag
been in business for several years, and will
no doubt make a wortny and t tlicledt part
ner of Mr W. J. Andrews. Head advertise
ment, N. JTirsch J: (io. lmv moved their dam
ng -d 'goods to the Williams Block, wtiere
they will sell thorn at reduced (Inures. The
greatest bargains can now lie obtained.
Mr. T. Jell Coltburn anil Mr. Kims I at.
tiare announced as candidates for Consta
ble in the !Mti district. Mr. C. is kuown to
everybody, nliiio.it, as a pleasant, witty, so
cial gentleman, and io many as one of I lie
best constables tiie county ever had. It was
said mat an account that Jeff could not col
Jret.iira bad hand he couldn't read, had to
t? given up as a bad case. If elected he
win inijk-i an efficient ollieer. Mr. I.atta is
proverbial for bring a good ollieer, allowing
nothing neither ruin, nor darkness, nor
cold, nor sleet nor he-it, nor ".persuasive
words, nor smiles, nor frowns, nor frleud
Miil, nor nmlty, nor anjltiinii else, to
keep him from performing blsolUclal duty.
, PER-S.-NAL INTELLIGENCE.
-Ak Fulwiler how much the biggest one
tH,imnl Hlrsch, of Nashville, came out
jiilios 'J'illmaii, returned to Lewisburg
Saturday Ironi Texas.
( 'oi. James H. Ia.-wik, of Lewl.sbuig, was In
tile citv liust Wednesday.
Miss Inez D.idsou, a pretty brunette, of
ljewisburg, was lo lowu .Saturday.
.Miss Ant-C Mainly, of Bedford county, was
in coiuuioia. lust hiiiuiduy.
Miss Maggie Moss and Mrs. W. W. Walker
lia-st-d up to Lewlsburi; last Saturday. ,
Miss F.inmu. i'.wiug, a pretty little fc'lrl of
Maisliall county, visiled Columbia liint Sat
urday. liuii Wiiliaios an J Major T. A. Harris, of
Mt. I ie;uaiit, went lo Nashville 'luesday
Mi.v l.i.lri Hoie, of the M(. rieaant
rlriboi Hood, returu'.d from Nashville this
M i.-irf Ann,i Voorhies puhl EyunvUlo a vis
it last tiiday, und u '.uiued homo bunday
Miss JeniiieTid well, a liisndsoiio brunette,
reluriifii from i visit to Hurricane Switch
il -v. .v.mk A. Erwin, of I,awrt ueeburg,
.re;w.n-il ut I'isiiM l is! Hunday evening.
W. 1.. Met lelland, u prominent far
mer of MKisnail county, was in town last
Mr. John. JI. Stratton, tine of our oldest
ami most esiiinatile citizens, has been quite
Mi k, out is now belter.
Iipii. C Tuy lor relumed from Giles county
Huuilay evening, where he has been elec
tioneering. i'li.ss is.iiiie I Veil, a lieauliful black-eyed
yotiHK lady Irom t;ie ;t. 1 leasant country,
was iu town last Tuesday.
J. I., stamp, of EewisburK, was In town
lasl '1 uesoay n.'t'bl, and went to l.awreuce
bilii; v e!ne;-diiy.
joiin I'. iiiown, Wiley J. Enihry and W.
J. Vv InlUioine attended the E 'Allegro dub
tt .N'usiivil.e lu-it Kriday lunhl.
( 'upl. .loliu V.'. . 'ilKlies, of iMurfreesboro,
Chan i.ihi of the Democratic site Execu
tive. Commit tt Kf was iieie lust Kriday night.
He returm u home Sal urduy iikh hihk, und
met Ins sister, il rs. liov. I'irutt n, ou t lie
Irani, ilo is Hliiiukl as iaudsoiue as his sis
ter. Mr". E. B. ( lioate and lit r little son, of
East Ten -less, t, went up lo Levvisburg Mou
lay to visit iiK-nos.
ilss Mary 1 avid:.on, of Kiclimond, Htd
ford rounly, 'i'eiin., a b auiitul youiiK lady,
came dnwu - Columbia last Saturday.
Mrs.M.B.ilK'onijeil.NasliviliejWiil. up the
Narrow Cotuxo I'ud.iy to visit me family of
iier.fatln r, ! r. i'hti teubur, a ueallliy cill
Ben'ol ( i .irnersv country.
I-".. 1C. K-ini!s, Columbia 'a popular restau
rauieui, went lo Iiewisbur t'riday and le
Jurll' il .-ami-day.
C A . Ai msiioiiir, recently elected Uecor-Ot-r
of Eewisliinv, went to Naslivilld Erlday
und relumed Saturday.
MlsKC.a.-rie MeCluie, uausliter of Ir. 1'..
C. iViei 'Iuie.ol l.twisbur, was In Columbia
Hon. Joe E. ti.T. iS(., N. Nell, A. M. Cala
lian. It. 1'. Adams, J. '. Edwards, Cupt. T.
'. Lewis, Scott liuvia, sliwl ; AH. Duncan,
T. tl. Kelly, 11 came down ou the Narrow
t iattfce ii't Hteurday.
s-iu. V alter, 1". i-ox, Jr., D. M. I.OK.m, A.
;dwards. W. Millsapps, of Marshall, all
went to Na-ii villw Monday.
.Misses Klia and l.auia B. Mclean, two
pretty and cry pojiui-ir Marsliail couuty
nil !-. i- :;ncil'i4U on the Narrow Uauo lust
J (enr.v o. Montgomery, a number of the
)ii'id progressive luin ol Montgomery
liros., isbin n, made his second visit lo
t oluiuuiii last Motuay. He was charmed
a-ii li our lit! 1h ill v.
lr. It. ti Mel 'I lire, J. I). Elliott, Jim Mc-
)liuly, ot l.e Aishui ti and Marshall, came
Uou ii to Col.nui.ilt J iicsday lust.
Miss 1 1, ii.i U illiumson, u beautiul blonde
of Maisnall, visited I olumiija Monday. Mrs.
J im Aicltau v, ju r beautilulcouin, was wilh
.1. W. eri.l.ib-. ol rianklin. was In to-n
the first ol I lie w !;,w mi several line horses
Jorsale. He has hisslocli at Mays & Dod
Miss J ii la Gary, a handsome brunette, of
tin- Sprlm; ilnl country, spent a forthm of
the pn seiit week with the lamiiy otoir es
teemed ounl v Court Clerk, A. N. Akin.
i iipl.iiilviiiiiiia, a, leading lawyer of
l-'rankllo, mid an eloiiueut speaker, was in
pn ii Wednesday.
'.aii C. Jon.s, En., of Mo., paused
tliio 'tl Maury this week on his way lo
Ilarrlsv,nU1"' u I' Kal business. John
Is a sou f V I. Jones, of Carter's Creek,
mid we it n'1"'1 l" hear that he is doing
well out in ids new home. He Is a first
class you ns; ma i). ....
John K. Moiiiiinue, . talenlocl young law
yer ol Waj uesuoio, wfis m town Wedues-
" Johnny Wui Held, of Cl.rkt-illo, returued
liome mis w. t k. His driifcsKV burned
down at ciai ksvill.', aud lie will remain in
Columbia. , , ,
.Miss E . i v S., a sweet-faced, pretty grl, of
Eanilah's Kivei couutiy, visited hei charni
liiK ci' V cousins tins vt eek.
K. J up. I 'vi'i-i I, one of tlin largest land
uwneisol "ltui;a:i I'reek, Wayne oouutj-,
vss m town tins week.
Mr.A.o. Williams, owner of-Mareella
Mills, was in lowu this week, i Mir farmers
would tlx well lo sell llieir u'uol to his mill.
Geo. W.si.uudilcid, ol Swan ("reek, was
in town lias week. He married a liaud
otoiiie M.-tiu-y eoiiniy t;n i. Miss .Mcl'oiinliW,
i r. W. .v. Sum ii. 1.. 1'. Paticit, J. B. WimmI
Mde, .M. sst-i- esial, sUn ttsi lo-day for Cell
treyilie to make temperance speeches.
lil. s. A. Pointer, tti Williamson county,
candidate l ir ..iv ei nor, was in town iast
Saliuday, and went to tue Fair. Tlie Colo
nel is one ol I lie Ii nest look i" men in the
State, and has u i :-al many fiieiids in this
Vm- J. Webster, Es'l -. one of our leading
Javrv ''' w '"' Eawreiiee count v Sunday
.ii oosii .tins Monday iu the case of
Wii-ui.'s, attoii V Co. vs.
Mrs. Sail a T.
1 jiwrt-uiv. jtluoh
is now h iu1iu in our
"Cirt uii i'.iit.
Mr. A. It. li i-Hiiio out Irom
last I- ndn v. and tlt lo I'll
J. K. Tucker. .1 r . . left Ioutlay for East
'iVunes-., .. and Kentucky Xo n indetUiite
Dcugth oi time, in I lie interest tf M-i"rs. Kel
ton OiCl.ti fc. )'..!. jil rmiiters,
simi-.iv v H li-iss)on, of Johnson county,
Texas, lias net n vi r .;ek, but is geVUiH
xvell. it was rumored l.e;e that he wa."
Mr. (Key Wnlker, a leadiui; ne,c!iaut and
splendid yttuie man td ', lliiamsport, pass
ni thrtni-ih Iieie ln.r Monday, lor Centre.
llie,tu iiiipoituiil bttint'ss.
Mr. Tol l.liinliei.siin, and wile, of Krnnk
lili, K .. came lo i oiumOia Moyiay, t visit
ri-lations. They uri at Mrs. 11 n;! s, Ml.
Mr. A. Koulstoiif, one ot the i.and
domes! and nn.-si bonorable iliiimmelk that
ronietlils way.wa-s in lowu Monday even-
jlnKaud lu'siiay mtii unit;.
Mr. C. A. S'j puiii, ol si.
inan Satunlav and Sunday
I.onls, was m
He islted the
vit Tieusan! coueljy. and pronoun
,i..r Hutu Hiivtluiit: lie had seen in all his
various and extensive travels. He also
th'Uiit "1 vrolhea" the nu-t;il he had
twtt. He le!i without tteeintf Uitt '-hniwu-ved
d mile Kill." Bieatly to his wniw,
-li.ssl-bye Van lell eiu an howr 1 m uols ,
JlAHSt n H'.M.L. 7b the A'tlilur of tliu ;'-tm-1
Jt'i't- Ha;u heard that some mO rt t
, I parties ha o jO.-eulHted the report thai
iiaiiiner Hal! is uu.V,, I ask thai you pub
Jisli t.'i loliowii ;g :U'U nt Irom F". M.
Vaughn ii, i com pi tent builder, and one
v ell-nuu wn In our c-iuuty.
U.-uly joins, A. 'V. SrocKKLL.
rcir.; callid cpon tr exjire.ss my opinion
s lo llie slieioiln ud kafety oi Hamuer
Jlail, 1 would say Ibat s-,1.1 building Is
slroiii' and s .'ver was. 1 recenl
v examined and repaired ll, ami am satis
lietl that you eou in not crowd nouiih peor
Aiett liii" j
ile iii t h b o
illtllltg to luuki; it liailerous.
,h. t . M. A I'OIIAJ.".
11 a vi" i' itf: Iiki:.
iliavoc wU.'i tlio trees
viumini! Ul several
The storm played
on the pike. Tom
fine ones. Judge
1 1 1 lies si'V'-.'i'.i ai
1 Gen. W hlttborne nine.
The trees ou th.
iliner Knob me ta'd lo
iiave been levneu b.v.. -
tv s'x ttees were lound nvrots the Hamp
shire Pike between Columbia miil ,Sthack
ietl's old mill, Wedtiesduy taoruui
Ifosir.nv and Gloves. A nice assortment
at O.C tlwen's.
ladies Neckware, a beautiful assorj
For i;ood lime, apply to Weaver Bros
at the Bailer Eiine Klin.
For Victoria Ei-arns, at very low prices,
call at tlie White House, aliti-if.
Dress trimmings aud bullous, in great
variety, at O. C. Oweu's.
Parasols una r ans, a splendid assort-
! inent, cheap, at O.C. Owen'.
hosiery a Ni oi-ovis.-a nice assort
ment at o. C. Owen's.
Dukss Ooods. The best assortment, the
finest (juality, aud the lowest prices iu Co
lumbia, at O. C. Owen's.
Another large lot of Hamburgs, from 2
cents up, just riceived at O. C. Owen's.
Job I'lintlDK of ail kinds, doce with
nentuess, and at reasonable rates at this
Examine O. C. Owen's stock; of Cloths
and Casstmeres before buying elsewhere,
and you will save money.
1 iKt-s.s Ooous. 'i'lie best assortment, the
finest Quality, aud the lowest prices in Co
iuiubia at O. C. Owen's.
Cash buyers, look to your interest and
buy your goods irom the old reliable house of
tyrV2. Euiiky . FKltKsoN.
Hals ! The best aswi tmeut and lowest
prices in the city, at O. C. Owen's.
White aud colored piijucs, ut tea cents,
at O. C. Owen's, a'ii-ti.
P. P. K. K. K. We will ofl'sr to the trade
next week a splendid lot of piques at ii'.
a yard. These oodsaro now being sold lu
Columbia at 12; j cents. Samples mailed to
any address, a.i'-'l KMimv 4 KBHinsos.
John W. Fiierson, Jr., a bright young
man of Cross Bridges, is ciel klng at Pillow
& Woldrldge's drug store,
We are requested by the President and
Dlreclois to express ibeir t banks to Mr.
Sims Ealla and (o the Cooper Banu for as
sistance rendered at the f-air Urounds on
A parly irom town will go to Kattle
suake Falls ou next Friday, May ioih,
which win be ihe party of tue season.
TheM.E. Suuday-scbool will have a
re-uulon iu the cnurch, together with a
missionary talk and some exercises by the
school, the second Sunday nlut iu May.
Every oody is Invited to be present..
A young iudy in town received forty-
five calls last wees; irom nei numerous geu-
MissS. c, a splendid young lady, and
one of the noblest of cliaiactei-s, bus been
seDding sometime in tne country.
Dr. J.M. Wright will administer the
Lord's Supper iu the M. E. CuuicU in this
plsceuext Sunday morning.
ChaucellorSoulhall is now boarding at
the Nelson House. He goes to Eewisburtc,
and has been selected to make an eloquent
l ne pi esem ooaru is oo:ug some gooa
work ou tne streets, llilsweek City Mar
shall While has been working ou Garueu
Men's necks ties for fifty aud seventy-
five cenls per dozen at vt llnams und Coch
ran's. lx)w cmarter shoes aud lancy half hose
at Williams A Cochiau's.
Bone has lilted up I. is barber shop in
handsome stj lu lor tue spring aud summer
Miss F. I., of Htadall's River, one of the
most si leudld laced girls in the county, was
lu town this week.
Hiram I,. Heudley, Trustee, wishes to
sell the Drugstore lately owned aud run by
josti u. B.iiiey. j ne tlocK and luruiture are
good, aud can be bought at very low figures,
call tin Mr. Heudley.
tt tne Melbodisi Church the morning
service will close with the sacitmieiu of the
Eoid's Supper. At night the paslor will
continue uis sermons ou Physical Fatalism
The lermon at night will be on Evolution.
Persons visiliutt Kose Hill Ceitieterv
should be warned ol carrying off flue flow
ers toornanienl ti.elr yard aud gardens.
1 he next meeting oi tlie lounit Men s
Christian Association is to be held in the
Good 'templar's Hall, next Monday night.
Ecm. 1". Padgett, J. B. hoodside, and
Dr. ii". A. Siuitii wi.l address tne people at
li e .vill.opeu to-day an entire new lot
of Linen Lawns, tli3 best btyhs out; price
ouiy lu ceut-s a yard. Sampled by mall free
api-U-Jt. Embky A FiiiEKsoN.
OVEIl THE COLNTV.
Good Linen Lawns 10 to j cents
vard at tue White House, a.b-tf.
Good iiinen Lhv ns, from 1(1 to 15
Der ard. at the While HouseV uiU-tf.
lress Goods, oress irimiuings, drew
buttons, dr-.ss goods, dress trimmings, dress
but tons of every description at Embry t
Fnei son's, aprM-lt.
Hats ! i.ats: ! hats ! ! ! hats!!:! for ev
crylxKly. We can suit you lu any style of a
iiat that you wish. In priee you will find us
ower than ever. Emiuiy A- Fki F.iiso.N.
P. 1 K. K. K. We will offer to the trade
next week a splendid lot of piques at
cents a yard, These goods uie now being
sold in Columbia at l-.'j cents. Samples
mailed to any address.
api-0-t. KMmivi FliiEHVJN.
Ask i'itts Terry what he had lo eat for
dinner on the first day oi April.
ill. Walker Scott saj s he has two Dur
ham cows, winch give fifteen gallons of
good strong milk a day, when they are iu
good milking order.
Tberool ofJohu W. Neeley's fine barn
did not. hiow oil it was an old oul-house.
Josh Smlln built the barn, aud says it can'l
Mrs. Fonza White, of Bigby vil e, was sick
nigli unto death. Friday morning.
Egbert Wrichl ba-sa patent lor making
thoroughbred i.'urhaiu catile, out of scrubs.
The process is lo put hot poucs of bread on
t lie horns, and soilcii theni, aud then bend
them. Capt. Jonn Ferry says Egoert tried
it and failed.
Cicero Horsley, col., of Lytle's creek,
died last Saturday, of consumption, aud
was buried iu tbe new colored graveyard,
near Kose Hill, Monday evening. He was a
Even Col. Jerome U. I'illow now" thinks
that what lias the rtit.
fiiiAov M.uikCloiiii.w.-O. C. Owen has"
received his spring slock ol Clothing, whicn
isvery attractive, and i.s selling Uieiu at
prices that defy competitiou.
Young men, buy jour checked muslin,
I'lider-sbirts Horn Emory V Frierson, nud
you w ill be happy. apr-H-Jt.
Keincmner that Embry tt I"i lei son's one
yard wide bleached Domestic, price 10 cents,
can't be boat. api-VJt.
Tlie greatest variety of Lidirs' Ties,
Bows, Collars and Cull's in the city at O. C.
Good Linen Lawns, train 10 to 15 cents
per yard, at tne White House. sUti-tf.
We will open to-day an entire new lot of
Linen JHwns, the best stj les out; price ouiy
10 cents a J'ai'J. Sain pie sent tree ou appli
cation, aii-it. Kmhky tV Fkiekson.
Klehland I'resbytery;! HieC. 1". Cnurch,
mel with the Fx-uezer congregation, lour
miles east ot Mt. i'leasant, April lith, laT(i.
Opening sermon was preached by Moder
ator, from Coilossions, 11: 17. Twenty-live
oidniiied preachers were present, and itbout
the same number of the congregation rep
resented. Ou Sunday Key. A. Templetou
preached a missionary scuaou iu tile new
cuuic'.i. About two liuudied uoihirs were
raised and subscribed to pay lor the new
church building. On Monday it was dedica
ted to the service ol Uod. the sermon being
preached by itev. G. C. Stockard, and prayer
oy Kev. Jas. B. Caluoou, who organized tlie
cji'ircli nearly liily yeais ago. 'i be commu
nity kiui'l'd leel proud ol tlieii house ol wor
ship, aud Mr, J. N. swan will ever be re
meutbeied lor bis Iiu-i'Hlity. A resolution
of tlianks was offered lo ILo .community for
the kind aud hospitable manner which
tney entertained tlie presbytery.
Mr. W. B. Kannoii, ol the dih district, a
good larujijj lid Inteliigentgeutlemau, says
me wiieat clop is looking badly, but is not
so bad us It wusseveral weeks ao theu he
thought it nulled. The wheat has never
beeu aflectcd In like manner, and at the
same sUigti o tlie game, as it is now it is a
new tiling, and tout is wuat alarms farmers.
1'heslalK have not yet sustained much
damage, un.l to the extent they are injured,
the wheal crop will lie damaged.
ski. i. Cheap, ami the Pkoi-i.e will
lii-y. VAilliaius and Coeurauure doing a
dnving business. They are daily expecting
another large lot of ready made clothing,
embracing some oi the handsomest suits of
Ihe season, mii-tf.
--Williams tV Cochran's U the placo to
buy meu's uuder wear, of good quality aud
Hall nose, uiidetsui.-h:, drawers, night
shirts, and other garmeiils worn i.y ueu'aii
DO loll!lU a 1. , tiilrtiu-, itim v v. uiitu i..
While vests in very Kradeof plain and
fant.j' Dut:ksaud M trsuiles,cut iu Ihe latest
htyles.and !.',"l uulact ured with special care,
at prices lower ili r; ever belore, at Williams
Picnic at I'liiippell's Chuven knii" IJtn.
Kettron store, I lie property of !(. !
Parhsnj, was burntoown last Sunday uigiit.
A l idder .wcs iliscovered at tlie window
wiieu the tire was .lis-'-overed, and no doubt
tne store was also robi,eil. Mr. Parham
says lie had two hundred dollars ; "ush in
the ttore. Tlie house and stock was insurod
in tlie Insurance Comp ,ny ol North Amer
ica, lor Mtjin;. Several years ago, when this
slore was kept by Jim W. Alexander, it was
broken lui-o ny two negroes, and they were
caught and placed in jail. Jt looUs htn it is
iiiipmsible to keep a slore in the eastern
part ol Ihe county. This makes the fourth
store that has been burn' wiUnu less than a
year, aloiiu tue ea-lern borders of our couu
ty. Mcrcbauis suould be more rtaref ul, and
let some one sleep in the store all the time.
Dave M. Tisdale, one of our etiicient
Depul v Slierllls.says the wheat ou Ihe north
side of Duck Kiver ha-s impiovcd greatly
since tlie recent rain. He thinks Ihe crop
will be a good one, notwithstanding the
tiiu , cl'icii has not yet, aud may noi, at
tach the m-i..
)Ut" accounts iroiii.ili- wheat crop are
much more cheerful tb.au tht y a week
ao. Mr. Join t erry one oi tue tartest. t-u.r .
nTost succestul wheat groweis in tbe county, ;
save 'hat his wheat is improving, and he Is
iu muh t'!er spirits. The wheal that he
pastured was t.t.i -h worse Injured than that
which was not. Mr.-er-.me ''illow, one of
the most sagacious and oltserv li-t cm lu
the county, says there Is a great deal or nii
.,.,..kirv 1'iiuK'. Tue wbat on the Ml.
i'leasant r;jd. within two miles of Colum
bia, aud there is a -eat deal of it. is evi
dently improving. v hih.1 in some places
the heat Is hopelessly rumen; ycr, ou ac
count ol tbo increased average, the.e will
he a larger crop la (J)is couuty. uul-es eome
other disaster Leta'lt. it. The Northern
growu wheat, especially the Miehlgin, has
sulltretl much uiore than thp wheal raid
in lliis couuty. Much of the disaster is ow
ing pi so'.vlim wheat ou iMsir wornout land,
lliit' v.-ii batlly prepared. This may do
when 1 lure i- l.i. u; h snow during the Win
ter to protect'lbe yheat- hit it will never
Uo wheu iheieis a warm, open, wt Wiu
tt'" &u-U a. the past has been. Theo are
soiiie except iou lo this rule, but they are
exceptions. ya;ui!u8- lujuied wheat the
p tst V ihter. , t
' A Colt, by Trouble," vT3 born at the
Eair grounds, on the night oi the toriu. it
is tlal k, belongs to Mays tV- 1 odson.pd
Nlek Alketi has named it "Tornado."
To tub Fi.oei.-. ov Coi.rsini A. I desire
to express my heartfelt tLulfs to Hie peo
ple ol Columbia lor iheir berotc 6t;it!ii''e
it the late tire, when two of my bouses
were burnt and the otaer but narrowly es
caped. Nothing couidVxceed the fininiul-ui-s
with which the firemen, and the citi
zens both vrbiie au3 black, worked to put
out the auies, whf.u threatened not only
to destroy my property, but a large portion
ol fhocitv. Iu reseuiiig my giasls liom tlie
fuMiace of lire iuuiiy tnuaugered tneir
lives, and woi ked uilh almost superhu
man energy. H Is Indeed a grateful heart
that says to all who worked at thi fire,
Linen Bueny Lap Robes for SI each, iu
an colors, at tinory s r rierson s,
Dowit They Go. Onr one dollar shirts for
00 cts. each in the future.
tf. Williams Cochkas.
A large lot of ladies and children shoes,
from bankrupt sale, lower tban ever, at the
White House. April 26-tt.
Hamburg! Hamburg!! the largest
stock ever brought to Columbia, just open
ed, at O. C. Owen's. a2o tf.
Best priuts, n cents por yard, at O. C,
Gents, you will find the best shirt for the
least money at O. C. Owen's. ai-tf
o. u. owen has just received a large as
sortment of ladies' and misses' trimmed
hats, which he is ollerlog at astonishing
low prices. a2t-tf.
Ym, we can change a fifty dollar bill If
you want a bottle of Olobe Flour Coueh
Syrup, the greatest Cough and Lung Keuie
dy in the world; or If you want to try it first
and see what tne Hon. Alex. ii. Stephens
F.x-Gov. Smith. Ex-Gov. Blown and Hon.
Kobert Toombs, of Georgia, say nbout It Is
true, you can get a Sample Bottle lor ten
cents at Tltcomb& Toiler's Drug Store that
relieves an ordinary cold. The Globe Flow
er Cough Syrup never had an equal for
Coughs, Colds and Lang Afiections. It pos
itively cures Consumption when all other
remedies fail. Sample Bottles, ten cents
Young man, buy your checked muslin
Cuder-shirts from flinbry & Frierson. and
you will be happy. apr'-!i-2t.
Dr. Wrieht, ol Columbia, the nolished
and scholarly pastor ol the Methodist
Church at Columbia, preached at tlie Meth
odist Church here last Sunday morning and
evenlug. His theme iu the morning ser
mon was temptation or trials and troubh s.
These were God's lessons todevelop toe spir
itual powers, as mental labor develops the
uilnd or physical labor the muscle, and we
soould rejoice iu them. Through and by
them God is polishing the rough points lu
our natures, and fitting us as a jewel for his
crown. At night the sacrifice or the atone
ment was the subject of a very logical and
theological sermon. lulaski Citizen.
The farmers in this section will harvest
the worst crop of wheat this year that has
ever been harvested in this country. Itust,
lice and Hessian flies have all conspired to
brlDg about this stale ol things. With over
hall of the lauds lu this couutiy sown in
wheat, such a prospect as is now presented,
is gloomy indeed. By our Invest igatiou in
tlie wheat matter, we think we have found
a preventive, ana a very simple one, at
that. It couslsts of ashes simply. Auu in
order for the public to sai.isly themselves at
this point, we suggest that they examine
the wheat where log-heaps or large biush
heaps were burued last fall in cleaning up,
preparatory to sowing tbe crop.
Elder Hughes bld his quarterly meeting
at Biantou's Chapel last Saturday and Sun
day. As a consequence ol Ihe rain on Sat
urday the Elder missed his appointment on
that day, and the congregation was verv
smail. Sunday and Sunday night they were
large. Tue Etder wields a power in the pul
pit. Our young friend, T. J. Hardison, of the
firm of So well & Hardison, Lewisbur?, came
to see his mother a few days since. We are
alwas glad to see him.
Springfield, Mass., April 5. The New En
gland Methodist Conference, ut Westfield,
voted, to-d"y, uot to admit ministers lu fu
ture who use tobacco. Courier-Jourmd."
We are glad to see this important and influ
ential iellgious body tike a bold stand
against this fillby aud semi-barbaric prac
tice a practice learned from the North
American savages in tne fifteenth century.
And we must say that it is a practice that
illy becomes any one making any preten
tions to decency and prospeilty, much less
those prolesslug Christianity. Decency is
one of heaven's positive enactments, and
we need not cherish a thought of ever reach
ing that place without a strict conformity
with tho jaws. Tobacco using and drunk
enness ar twin bisters the very same un
natural appetite tuat induces the one in
duces the oi-her. We would be glad to see
some leading denomination of the South
emulate their brethren North, so the tobac
co useis coufd see and appreciate tlie true
position ot a christian. How persons en
dowed with good common senile can masti
cate with the greed of a half-famished ca
nine the food prepared by naturo for the
filthiest of the vermine tribes, we must con
less is a mystery to us. The practice is not
only a fillhy one, but also very expensive.
The wisest medical writers of tbo oge bear
us ont In the belief that 't conveys its thous
ands to premature graves.
We wish tosuggest to our Rally Hill friend
that his reporter was a little mistaken in
some of the particulars of "George H.'s"
case. After taking his knap and wishing
to start for home, lie secured his horse, and
endeavoring to clamber to his back by the
saddle, he pulled it oil' the back, aud of
course it very soon adjusted itself on the
stomach side, the girth being very loose.
Not leeling capacitated to re adjust the sad
dle, our hero waddled up to a log close by,
upon which he crawh:d, and slid off the
same on to tfio horse's back, and proceeded
home with the saddle still ou the bottom
side. After traveling some distance on his
way home iu that style, he met an old negro
who pointed out to him the siiuation of his
saddte; but he retoitcd iu a characteristic
style, "You pass on I'm riding d d well."
So he never gave himseif a'.y further con
cern about his saddle. Traveling a lilllo
further he camo up with a friend, who, hav
ing been overcome with muting over ihe
"weightier matters of the law," had also
gotten oil his horse to refresh himself with
a nap, and whilst thus occupied his hoise
led him, aud being too leg-weary to walk
home, he, by some means that will ever re
main a mystery to both, straddled ou,r he
roe's horse as a hind rider, but his contli
tiou was such as not to warrant his remain
ing thoia long, for very soon, and when
they were crossing thecreek, (as il the pow
er of gravitation had been doubled) he tap
pled offiuto t he surging liood, but succeed
ed in scrambling out.aud lay upou tbe bank
all night, and weuded his way home early
next morning through the mud. ou the
t road he met a negro wilOH he told that he
was driving nur huutliod aheep; bu saij,
further, that he would uever attempt lo
drive by himself any more. Ktill lurther
on, lie stopped at a house, all covere i with
mud aud irost; indeed. Ids head was white
with frost. Such a picture ! Pen would ut
terly fail to do justice lo it. His excuse for
being so muddy wad, that he hud been ri
ding a pacing horse, "and If he was go-
lim to ride another one." Now, we will
turn toour hero, who, after leavlnguls kind
ruier In the cr..ek, had no further mishap,
and arrived at home in sa'ety. On tne nex.
morning, missiug his saddle, be returned to
ward Columbia, and louud it near the piace
where he met the negro, the horse having
tra nipped upon a surrup and broke the
girth. "The way of the transgressor la
There was a Sunday -school orcanized at
Lasea Sunday belore last, with Elder L. C.
Oreeu as Superintendent, and Mr. W. C.
Kardi.-.n. Mrs. J. P. Daniel, aud A. B. Phil
lips, teachers ot the different classes. We
hope that the people, both old and young,
will take a lively interest In tbe school, aud
keep it up longer than they usually do.
Dr. Lee was very sick with chills aud fe
ver the latter part of last week, but we are
glad to state he Is now up. His wife is much
Improved, aud we hope that she will soon
Mr. F'.lija Roan and wife, and Mrs. Alice
Adkisson, went to Nashville last week shop
ping, aud bought "finery" on a large scale.
Tbe early corn is up with a splendid slaud,
and growing much larger tban usual for
We have an unusually fine prospect for
fruit this year, of all the kinds, usually rais
ed ;n this countrv.
Mars Wi;i Walker was out on a visit to
his relatives erst, fc&i;:rday and Sunday.
Come often. Will, we are giad to see you,
espt daily the youngladies.
Mr. A. Daniel, of W llllamsou, came aner
his mother last Saturday. She ha-s been
vlslilui; relatives lu this vicinity for several
ciuauh Hardison, colored, died, April 2'jth,
of pulmonary consumption. He Justly mer
ited and recelvexi tbe attention ol many of
the good aud kind of both races during his
Miss Ida Llardiaou was very siok with
pneumonia hist week, but is much improv
ed at present writing, aud we hope thai she
will soon gain her wonted lieiiltli.
Kev. T. JeffDixon aud 11. o. Kinnard went
to attend the district presbytery last FYiday,
which convened at Ebeuezer on that day.
Tbe Kev. Dixon was ou the programme to
pra.' the dedication prayer last Saturday,
at yln-li Mine that new edince was io oe
dedicated to Il.0 worth In of Alruishty God.
Mrs. J. B. Biruch.'after i; r.rtit.c.c'.e-1. illness I
of several weeks, died lost sunaay ut. j., iu.
Calmly and peacefully she passed away.
Sliedied as she had lived an exemplary
christian lady. She lett a kind hushand
and dutiful children to mourn their loss,
who V'"'" "e sympathy ol the entiro com
munity lir t hi te-r sad bereavemeut. The
deceased wes a devolt-u mnber of tbe
Cumberland Presbyterian Chun-h. t uner.
by Kov. T. Jefl' Dixon. Burial at the lUmlly
cemetery. .... .
'J lie most destructive gale that ever passed
over thihdoC';n, blew upon us the night ot
the 4' ill oi April, wlii.li ?:lw down timber
and fencing in abundance; m,d dam
aged apple orchaids very considerably, j.
1' Jar.iel, J. Y. Hardison, B. L. Parks, Josh
ua HarJjsou, J. T. Derrybtrry, W. C. Ifardi
on and J. L. Wi.'llams wereall heavy losers
in the matter of fruit Lee. Peaches were
blown oil iu abundance, hut enough re
main. A double log-cabin oh J. L. Howard's
farm was blown down.' It was unoccupied.
A stable cu si is .sue Halcomb's farm was
blown down. Tlie ucro, repertea our
friend P. F. Kinnard, as having his IBS bro-
ken, is doing as well as could be expected, j
rur. u beilsieiatlM were ertislied bv the tree
that fell upou his house. Mr. Peter John
son, seeing a small house that stood iu Ills
yard blow away, left his house aud family,
peaking for Mrs. Blantou's, some 'AM yards
away, o-t ra"btut an intervening branch,
was very suddeirty i:av4 ty ? "vid tia-sh ol
lightning, followed In ijnlelir Mi'-reasiou
tremendous repoit of tuutlder, which caused
him to retrace his steps, crying out that- he
wa struck ny lightu ing, and that he fell
ti... bloo.i running dowu bis paDts. We lor-
t-H iv'zr what the sequel revealed in his
cas. 1 7
Hai.lapay Winpmill. Mr. Jno M.G'ay,
on the Mt. I'leasant pike, has a Hailaday
Windmill ou his beautiful place, recently
pre:: ted by Dr. W. H. P. Joues, the accom
plished ageht. The mill Is over a cold and
splendid spring'on Jut, Dixon place, and
pumps the water up a hill to the residence,
about three hundred yards, and up au ele
vation ot souie tweuty-flve feet. A large
reservoir Is at the residence, and pipes lead
ing from It to t e kitchen, stable, garden,
etc., ali separate pipes. A pump stops the
water on its way to tbe reservoir, fresh and
oo'd from Ihe spring. Nothing can excel
lira ingenuity end tboughtlLlness with
w hich the ulae h: v-ibred The splendid
garden spot has a"bofhp, hem vhlch water
can be taken to every spot.' EVery well ar
ranged form that Is not siiHicieutly watered,
should have one of these windmills. By it,
Mr Gray's place Is as conveniently watered
as anv house lu a large city. The expense
is tr'.iflDUi compared with the benefits de
rived. Pf-i-sijyteky. Kicblsnd Pres-
bytery, ol Ti he C. J. Ch-;rei. commenced
Eueney.er Church, Maury counry, Frith
Anrll 1. Itev. Vm. i-ieeuj-,
preached the opening sermon, troni Col.
J-17 Mr. Neelly Is said to have made a
spltudid Moderator, leing well inlormed
on parliamentary points, cic. Kev. A. lem-
pletou, of Columbia, "Her
prayer. Rev. I. A. G:
Moderator. The next mf
iiiam. v e'ectfi
meeting will be held
at Waynesboro, oa the ?7tlj pf septeictjer,
MT. PLEASANT ITEMS.
All tbe colored ladles and gentlemen of
this Place and surrouudlncr country autici
pate a trlD to Rattlesnake Falls on the Ith
of May. The cirie de la erf tne ot the color
ed ladies and eentlemen of Columbia are
expected, iiu luding the Hons of Kellef
from Cross Bridges, whose alltterlusr uui-
forrns will add great effectiveness to the
dark scene. Col. Joe fFoxi irteram is the
orator of the day, and a chocolate-hued.
maiden win De crowueu ijueen oi juiy. ji.
baud of music is expected from Columbia,
and a high old time anticipated.
Judge Turley, candidate for Chancellor,
was in this place on Friday last. He is
quite a dignified looking gentleman and
Alparty'of fishermen composed of the
following gentlemen, did some excellent
autiliuii on Butlalo last week: Mr. H. G.
Klltrell, Firuest KJttrell, Alex. Orr, Willis
Conuer, Luther Frierson and Wiley Harris.
They encamped, at the mouth of liock
House, aud caught all together about two
hundred trout and perch several that
weighed as much os three pounds.
A yaller cur purp went yelling out of
town the other day with a telephone tied to
his caudal appendage and "thereby hangs
Mr. Dick Owen left this place for his old
home, F.ankltn, Saturday.
Mr. Jack B., a very reliable gentleman
who lives on Goose Creek, in Puddle Duck
hollow, savs tbe chicken cholera is so bad
In that locality that all of the little feather
ed tribe are hatched ttlll-ooru.
Dr. Shai her. Jr., of Spring Hill, was out to
see his friend aud classmate. Prof. Jap Mc
Cleau, last week.
One of the most enjoyable entertainments
and combination of amusements, was given
at Mr. H. Ward's, on Friday night, that it
h s been our good fortune to attend this
season. Ihe occasou was diversmea by
talking and music through the telephone.
wnicn evoKeu a grear ueai oi wimcisin auu
pleasantry. Afterwards Prof. F. M. Kickctts,
Mr. H. Ward and his son Abbott, regaled
the company with some dciihttul music,
which snows them all to be gentlemen ot
musical talont, which very few possess.
The singing of Miss Matt e Herndon nl
Miss Moi lie Ward, as heard over "de ma
chine," was beautiful, and is Biuficieut to
ei ve a comprehensive idea of the merit and
Kieatnessol the telephone. The performance
was brought to a close by a gay aud brll
aut dance, which will be long aud pleasant
ly remembered by all who partici pate -t.
Among those present we noticed the
charming aud briiliaut little blonde, Miss
Ida F.; Miss Camilla B., who is very much
admired tor her amiable and lovely disposi
tion; Miss Sal lie A., a lady of many njble
Halls that makes home happy; Miss Mamie
O., a dashing blonde with sparkling eyes,
where mirth and mischief dwell; Miss Mol
lis W., a bright bloudo who is a great favor
ite iu tbe gay world; she has tawny hair,
fair complexion .and lustrous eyes; Miss
Lee H., one of the most beautiful debutantes
of that soft, smooth skin type, which be
longs to the semi-tropical girls of rich. Jet
black hair; Miss Mattie H., a superb blonde,
who lu a musical way, is certainly the
brightest star In Maury county; In her mag
nificent and artistic manipulation of the
piauoshe is divine. Among others was
Miss Mary I., Mattie J., Maggie V., Mrs.
Martha G. and Mi's. Fannie li.
Avery fashionable and lively party of
young ladies and gentlemen from the Bigby
country, passed through this place on Satur
day going to KatUesnake F'alls. We not'.c- d
the lollowing couples: Mr. Frierson aud
ladv; our clever young friend auu magnifi
cent blonde, Mr. Ben L., with one of Maury
county's most popular belles, Miss Ella B.;
Mr. William McF;., an easy young lady's
man, and one of the most active and ener
getic farmers of Ulcuman couuty, with
Miss Sallie C, a charming brunette with
sparkling black eyes and black ban; Miss
Jzora C. aud a handsome gentleman whose
name we failed to obtain. The party re
turned late in tlie afternoon.
The little brown-eyed beauty, Miss Lulu
B., of Bigby, returned to her home ou Sun
day iast after several days visit to Colum
bia. The cottage built by Lainb & Co., for Mr.
Ru'.us Long, has just been completed. It is
situated ou the hill east, and overlooking
the town, and presents a very neat appear
ance. We hope Hufns, who has lakeu pos
session with his lovely wife and bouncing
bov, may have a long and happy future.
VVe observed with much surprise and re
pret that some one. In a fit i f Indigestion,
has put a wropg construction ou our an
swer lo the beautiful Polly, of Kock Spriug.
Wc certainly iulend it in uo other way but
complimentary, although at the time it
was written we were perfectly iguorant as
to who the gifted writer was, but we could
see liom the style of her composition she
possessed all ti;e essential qunlificadons of
a pure and uoble lady, ami every article
from her pen heaps up proof of her genius,
moving ou like the morning star, full ol
light, splendor and beauty. We are glad to
see she lias treated the opinion of alt such
uoodles.'who mlscouetrued our answer to
her. as if they were no more tbau the fire-,
Hies that the peasant cf the Italian poet
saw dancing iu the vineyard as he toe k his
evening lest on the Hillside. Let them van
ish or tiy hack into the impenetrable shade
whence tney come. aiiuuuhii me
writer is personally unknown to us, we
slmll alwas read those sparkling drops
from Kock Sonne, pure ana glitlerlug us
doves at sunset, with intense interest, aud
thus the spriug lime and flowers will come
aud go, but that which comes aud goes not.
wbie.i is sweeter than the airs of June and
stronger man the blasts of December, shall
be our memory of this fiir writer, whose
beautiful composition foreshadows such a
brilliant lulure. That these pulling drops
may form one classic stream, bieak iulo
rapids aud at last plunge over the paHSion
ate cataract to literary lime aud renown,
shall tyer be the wish ot Mt. Pleasant.
Jottings hy thk Way. liy 11". D. (erry,
We bad considerable wind ou the waters
ol Lea'.berwood, Gracy 'a Branch, and the
surrounding country, on tlie night ot the
1'id of April. Hundreds of trees, I should
thina.were leveled with the earih, both lu
lit ids aud forests; so ne failing across roads,
some ;cross fences: one brushing the skirts
c" oe tit-e-V-fcS of Kev. JhirE:nt'am' little ;
daughters going to hool, near Mr. Join
brailou's; another, which fell near the tuu- j
vard of .V.r. Jesse Bingham, Esq., fell upou i
and killed a fine young cow lor Mr. Bin
gham. Mr. B. is one of our loremost gentle
men, and we regret uis loss; put n, was very
fortunate that it was not worse, as his whole
herd were in reach of the tree wheu it star
ted to iall, cud also some milkmaids of col
or. I am very much pleased, however, that
the supposed cancer ou the temple of Fq.
Jesse Bingham turns out, it seems, to be
something le'.s daugerous, and is improving
with g'od prospects of a periect cure.
Mr. John ?.iller, whq resides at the home
mansion of Mrs. Evans, near pleasant
Kidge, iu Maury count, had the misfor
tune io loss his wife, Mrs. Margaret Miller,
it-t Miss Wells, daughter ot the lale Joseph
and Mrs. Mary Wells, ou the night of the
20th of April. Hor funeral sermon, by tiie
Kev. F". H. White, was to a large assembly.
The griel of tlie relatives seemed to ha deep,
broad aud bitter. But under tbe soothing
words uttered by the man of God, beat and
broken rays of com fort gleamed and gather
ed, aud spead among the disconsolate, aud
"tue mournful, broken hearts rejoice."
Bro. White was just from tbe session of the
District Conference at Waveriy. He reports
the Kev. K. K. Jones at Conference, presi
ding with great dignity and ability. Dr. J.
W. Hanner was tuere, aud preached two
sermons, Comment always spoils sermons
preached by Dr. Hanner. JJr. JfcFerrin,
our owu beloved Dr. MeFerrln, was there.
Oh .' what shall .ion do when the day of his
departure shall come? Dr. K. A. Young,
was aiso there. It is seldom that such a
triad as Drs. McFerrin, Young, aud Hanner
meet in a small, far-away town like Waveriy-
Kev. J. G. Hiuson preached the two open
ing sermons of the Conference, and after
this the notables above mentioned did the
preaching, and did It well, of course. Next
session is to be held at Dover. The follow
ing brethren wereabsent: Woodward, Kich
ardson, Merryman, Uandllh aud Cherry. It
is the first session I have failed to attend,
save oue, since the things came in vogue.
Like Kev. T. M. Walnwright, by a religious
experience, I have a reason for not going;
but it is my own properly. Sulnce It to
say, som s things are looked for and others
ale unexpected. Such was the p'easant
marriage, which came off on the night ot
tbe -1st of April, at the residence ot Mrs.
Ixu Stalllutss, near Water Valley Miss
Kutli stalliugs beimc the happy bride, and
Mr. Ben Alderson the lucky groom. Kufus
l'uekett, Esq., officiated.
In the conclusion of these rambling
thoughts, I will say, teu days ago, in leav
ing tue corner of Cheatham county, I re
soiveu i i notice the bent roo closely, and
give you the lleueflt o.' rcy cbsvrvatioi.s.aad
this I have doue, gettiu'fdowii at times, aud
pulling up a haudtull and making a close
examination, and 1 find all through David
son, Williamson, Hickman, and Maury, iu
low boltom-laud wilh all wheal sown quite
early, which the most of It was, has a
strange, yellow appeaiauce, and seems iu
many inittneet', to lie dying slow, but sure.
1 do not feel that J have i.een ale in the
diagnosis made to define the disease, as
old Dr. McGraw used to say by bis patients,
when asked what was ailing them. It Is
mighty sick. Time will tell the tale. But
beiie.en-e sir unless there is a change lor
the better, the ran will Etc" 'hat the big
wheat crop of 1S7S was; alter all',' a smli
lair. May we hope for better things.
Ceutreviile, Teuu., April Si, 1S7S.
Thai Caicj eii's Okrisk Bkjik-f. n J. It.
MuiH.ii: 1 n your isfiie cf the 5(h ol April,
in MvattiiL' of the'ftctibu of the last tountv
fourt, iu regard to the building o; a bridge
aoros Cartel 's ("reek, you say that J opjosej
t, but the Court very properly mine toe ap
propriation. The tacts in that cose, as 1 re
member, are as follows: On the first duy Of
tlie term L a jetit1ou was jiresented, askiDg
tbe court lo appropriate Ihe Buruoffsiis' to
build a bridge across Carter's Creek for t he
benefit, and lu aid of a certain turnpike
t.iiiMp.i-y. opposed It because I thought
the court 1:: cosu. h power-that l, inde
pendent ol tile people; but, before the vote
was taken, and whilst our much esteemed
presiding ollieer had tbe Moor speakiug in
favoi ot the allowance asked for, a nice
looking geutieman, who was not a member
ol iiieoi.rt. eufgosted that the couuty take
btCCli iu the'road to the amount asked for
iu the petition, which suggestion was ac
cepted by the Chairman and the question
shaped accordingly, I also opposed that
for the same reason, but it passed by a vole
of i-Uu to twelve. However, at a subse
quent day of the term, Esq. Levi King, who
had voted for the allowance, and by tbe
wav, a very able man, moved a reconsider
ation of that vote, or order nitde by the
court, which carried by a largo majority.
The court then and there, as I understand,
aunuled and abrogated Its former action iu
regard to that mallei; theu Cartel's parties
represented lhat a bridge across Carter's
Creek was a necessity, aud the public good
required and demanded it- A motion was
tl.eu made to make the appropriation upon
that principle, and voted for the apiiro-
priaUuu, a- an me magu'iraies present on
that occasiou doubtisss remember. I M as
surprised to see those young, intelligent
looting and promising limbs of tbe Taw,
thai you suoke of as defending the measure
as hist presented, take the floor, and with
sncli eilicacy and puissance, go off almost in
the height of their majesty m defence of
such a proposition, wueu the constitution
of toe state declares that no County Court
shii'l t-'fre stock iu any incorporated com
pany, oi- any wt.y give aid to anv such, uu
less leaviUK the siwne to m vote of Iho peo
ple of the county, etc.
rtrLTC SPEAKING. It la understood that
Col. John ti. Moore, of Hickman, wUJ.
SPRING HILL ITEMS.
Last Sabbath -was so pleasant that it
brought out good congregations to all the
churches where services were held.
Dr. Newell, of St. John's, preached at the
Episcopal Church, a most excellent sermon,
to a hitrblv appreciative audience. A u
tliouali unite an old man. he seems to re.
tain much of tbe firs and force of his young
er da vs. auu presented me treat, iruius and
argumcuis of his discourse, iu clear, strong
ana lerse laDuuHKu. iira. o. i - o ones pre
sided at the organ, and the music was very
fine. Every oue present was well pleased
with the entire services. We congratulate
our friends of the Episcopal Commuuion,
on the pleasure which they too rarely en
joy, ol worshiping in their own temple,
aud according to the rights, ceremonies
aud usages ot their ritual.
Mr. uray and Mr. uoyie preacnea at tneir
reieclive churcnes in the forenoon, and
the latter aualn at night, in the Methodist
There is to be a Sacramental itieetinz at
the Presby terian Church, in this place, em
bracing next Saturday and Sunday. Sun
day School at all tbecburches as usual.
Mr. Joe sprotua wormy ciiinen or Wil
liamson county, aud a son-in-law of our
venerable old neighbor, Mr. Ellis Jones.
died at his residence, on last Thursday,
from au attack f pneumonia. The poor
orphan children, of his neighborhood, in
wnose Delialf be evermar.nesieu ir,e liveli
est interest, will miss him greatly. His
uood wife, who survives him, is iu very
feeble health; but was a co-worker with
blm in tnls noble charity. They had no
children of their own; but have raised aud
taken care of many a poor orphan.
A large fishing party left this place last
week, for Swau creek. The parly consisted
ol Col. M. T. Cheairs, B. C. Wells, Esq.,
Messrs. N. B. and J. W. Cheairs, John Wells,
Gotham, W. E. Greenlaw, Alfred
Campbell and S. K. Finley. 'Jhey had a
splendid time fishing, until the rain and
storm set in. They then fled from their
tent into a church, which stood near tbe
camp. The old Isaac Walton of the crowd,
who is noted lor seeking tne repose of bis
bed, as soon after dark as possible, was just
dropping into his early nap, wheu the boys
aroused nim, and loid him that a heavy
storm was upon them, and that they must
get into tbe church. With some difficulty
tney got hlin up, and soon they were all in
the sacred precincts of God's house. As t he
wind increased in fury, and the timber be-
6au to iall, with crashing noise, the stoutest
earts.began to quail, aud a heterogeneous
mass of couf used prayers for protection, in
short and hurried ejaculations, were heaid,
amid the din and strife of the raging ele
ments. Out Mayor, in trying to think of
something good, to sayr to appease the
wrath of old Boreas, hit upou au old hymn,
which he had otleu heard in his childhood
days, and which he began to repeat, "Twas
ou that dark and do'eful night." Tney toll
it on John Weds, that they heard blm, iu
low whispers, saj ing, "Lord, dou't ll tUe
storm hurt me! and I think Tou might do
this, for it Is the first lavot'iev
you" One night, just after they had paih
ered around n.eir camp fire, half a uoftu
strapping lellows, armed to the teeth, enne
suddenly upon them, aud began to ask the
names of each man; evidently beut on
mischief. Fvaslve answers were given:
John Wells told them his name was Henry
Vaubrook, and that he was an agent for
sellimi lteaneis aud Mowers. After they
got through catechising our fishermen, and
not finding the man they were burning,
they qnleily left, after a speech from John
Weils, who was introduced to them as Gen,
Wade Hampton. John had a little speech
committed to memory, but between fright
and coulusion, he got things "mightily
The young people had a very nice and
pleasant hop, at Mrs. Keams's the old ho
tel on W ednesday night of last week. Co
lumbia was well represented by Dr. Kobert
Pillow, Eugene Pillow, Fq., ex-Mayor,
John P. Brown and D. Tin. Chapped, all of
whom enjoyed the fascinating amusements
of the evening, ud the pleasaut society of
tlie ladles. Mr. ChaDpell was Introduced to
some ot the ladles as a widower, and danced
some sets with young ladies wh really be
lieved that he was a widower. But his good
wife, one of tlie best women in the world,
descended from a long llfed family, and
wui be likely to be with him to the last
day in tiiemorning.
Several persons from this place and vicini
ty attended the 'air at Columbia, ou last
Saturday. Maj. Campbell brown's magnifi
cent trolling stallion, "Skeptic," was great
ly admired. He is a very promising young
horse, and ot the purest and best blood.
Capt. Thoruus Gibson had out his flue saddle
StalUon, "John Dillard," and a few trther
specimens of his fine horses, among them a
splendid Faitield colt. These enterprising
gent ienieu are preparing for their fifth an
nual sale, wnicn is lo come off on W'-dues-day,
the Shu of May, the largest, aud best
selected stock of Horses, Jerseys, Short
horns, South-downs and Cols wolds, which
they have ever before offered for sale, of
which we will give a more specific notice us
soon as wc get a catalogue.
The wheat crop is anything but encour
aciu;t. 'Jho rust is abundant, Irom the
grouud, to the very topmost blades. There
seems to be none as yet on the stalk, as far
I as our observation extends: but as there yet
remains some I wenly-Uve or thirty days be-
i mro wheat can ne ready for harvesting,
there is iust e round euousth for most serious
npprebeusions ol a disastrous failure in the
w Heat crop. There are but few, If any ex
ceptions, in this neighborhood, to Ibis wide
spread blight, and while some few farmers
are hopetul ot realizing half a crop, others
are so despondent, luai they are ottering to
s, 11 tneir crops at the cost of seeding it. Esq.
Chapman, one of our best fanners, has actu
a ly sold his crop to Col. S. A. Pointer, at the
Mr. Melville Aiken escorted one of the
handsomest youug ladies of Nea polls, to
church, oa lust Sunday night.
Miss Cariuiieis, of tue Institute, was out
last Saturday and uiiday, on a visit to the
family o Major Brown, she ??.V-ded the
Epi-copal Chnrcb on Sabbath- J14
Mr. Frauk Bond, a merchant oi franklin,
and a great lady's man, was circulating
among. nis friends out here, a few days
Miss Mamlo Buforc a youg lady of
thu J''Kii.--or- S'u'ion sip the
nop liuii veunesuay uiui..
Misses Mamie and Emma Htitt'Ai, Ada
La vendor aud Mickie Thompson, fonr noble
and excellent young Indies, of Thompson
.station, visited our town on last Satur
day. Thefiist two are daughters of the
lale Gen. Hattou, and are teaching at the
station; and have a fiue school. Miss Ma
mie lias charge of the literary department
aud Miss Kniiua teaches music. They rich
ly deserve the liberal aud generous patron
age extended to them.
CAMPBELL STATION ITEMS.
Tiie Dcighborlioou talk lor the ltust week
has been about the great storm. Such a
wholesale destruction of timber never has
been knoiwn before iu this ouutry. Short
ly after coon, on tne 2-Sd of April, it com
menced raining; it coutinued to rain until
di rk. At times the rain came down in tor
rents, ihe creeks got very high. About
dark the rain ceased, and the wind com
menced blowing irom the south. After
blowing about au hour from this direction,
it (-banned to the south-east; thence to the
east. The timber shows that the hardest
wind was from the l itter place, Tbe storm
coutinued four hours before it ceased. It
looks like il would be almost folly in us to
attempt to give anything like the amount
ot timber destroyed on different terms. F"v
ery farmer thinks he has been damaged
worse than anybody, until he goes and sees
the condition ol his neighbor's farm. Some
tew have estimated the amount of timber
blown down on their farms. Mr. Braden
thinks he lost three thousand trees. Trios.
While thinks he hud as many as five hun
dred blown down. Hilliard Henderson's
place was completely riddled; he iost a great
deal of fine poplar limber. John Kamsey
lost nearly all of his poplar. Altar. McDon
ald, Capt. Ciine and Jouu Hobba each bad
fields luat were put in cultivation a few
years ago. These fields hlad a great deal of
timber on them that had been deadened.
The next morning after the storm these
fields were literally covered with timber.
Mrs. John A. Stanley had two large Aspeu
trees and a Box Alder blown dowu in her
ard,one of the Aspens failing on her house.
Her neighbors caiuu in next morning and
cut the tree o if her bouse. A t'oade tree was
blown on the house ol Mrs. Henderson. The
root of the barn on tbe Amis place mi
blowu in. This is the lai-st barn in tho
vicinity. A cabin on the place of Wrr.
Weils, was blown away. There was a fami
ly of negroes in it at the time. They took
refuge uuder the floor. Aftet the storm was
over, Mrs. Wells heard them halloing,
aud she went and got them out.
None ot tuem wee b'rt. itr. J. i. Gracy
hau a rcare killed. 'The Storm seems to
have gohe iu streaks. : A ridge of Umber
about a half a mile long, ranwing north and
south, belonging to Ii. W.'CS'iley aad Thos.
White, has a st reak through ihe centre of it
about one hundred yards wide, where Dear
ly ail of tbe Urn bcr is blown down. Outside
of this hundred yards the' timber is not
blown dowu so much. There is a streak ou
Samuel Coffey's farm the same way. There
w ere Lsverai remarKaoie loaiures auoui mis
storm, it was rather an exception to all the
storms that have ever been In this country.
We will state what we think wa$ remarka
ble aud peculiar abo'-rt is TS w"."WM?i;ier
our views and notions co-ftclde with that
o! otlr persons. Tlie Sit thing we will
mention la the lennih una thn? 1 contin
ued; second, the direction from 'which' it
ooine the eat; third, couiiuz fier a tfeavy
rain. Storms at this seat-on of tne year are
from the sooth and south-west, and are ac
companied by rain, and rr ovr r a short
time, -incther very ncticeafde fatj to spe
so much timbef aeutroyed and no more
buildings blown dowu. This can be accoun
ted tor from the fact that the ground was
full Of water, if lllf g'CUlia liad hv h
" ... 5 uesiructton oi timber would not
have been so great, for nearly ail ot it was
blown up by the roots. Saw miils will be
iu demand. Tbere will be one great draw
back iu getting that portion of timber t the
mill that will do for lumbal'; it Is all mixed
up in oue confused mass, and it will almost
bo wori ti t he price of tbe. tiuiber that will
make lumber to get It Out from among the
Mr. Li.zle Copeland has returned from
North Alabama, where she had been for
several weeks at tend in to a law suit
against the Memphis & Charleston Railroad
Company for tbe killing of her husband.
She got a judgment against the company
for twentv-five thousand dollars. Whether
the suit will end at this term, has not yet
trauspired. There is a rumor atloat that
the lawyers ou both side are trying to effect
a compromise: that the company pay ail
cost, aud pay Mrs. Copeland ten thousand
Several weeks ago Mr. Y. Adkisson got
bis telt loot mashed in throwing a horse,
by the animal falling on it. Shortly altr
the acelc ent he took erysipelas in his foot,
which has confined blm to the house ever
since. Tbe disease went up his leg to tbe
oody before it was checked. He is now Im
proving, and will be able to be out in a
ihe evening betore tie titcrm Thomas
White got wet, frota which he'tcok a vio
lent oo.d. He went ti Columbia on Friday,
and while there his left ear commenced
aching. He went home nud for twenty-four
hours his ear continued to ache, at times
sufl'oi Ing the most excruciating pains. Ev
erything a as tried that could be thought of
for the ear-ache, but he got no relief from
anything. This is the first time that he
was ever troubled with it.
A horse.' He cud Frank
were sitting at the' table, and
Frank asked him if he
would bav some
hominy. He replied,
Am I a horse
Frank said, "No, your ears are too Ions for
OK T11K TCBUO
About half past nine o'clock last Monday
might, an alarm of fire was given by a hun
dred meu, wno were on me square, in a lew
minutes tne whole square was ngntea up Dy
a flame of fire coming out of oue ofOeorue
D. Hodge's business houses in the southeast
corner of the public square, lu less tban
five minutes, twoof his buildings were in a
large flame. It looked as it one-tourth ot the
public square and mora, was doomed to de
struction. The little engine was soon at
work with visible effect, followed by the big
engine which refused to work tor some
time, bnt was finally repaired by Capt.
Harrahan aud others. Geo. D. Hodge's new
house, which has recently le.u raised two
stories, forming a splendid fire wail twenty
feet above tne other buildings, making a
barrier to the flame, aud checked its pro
gress. But for it, at least fifty thousand dol
lars worth of property, aud possibly twice
as much), must have been destroyed.
Thefiiemen, Kuss. Andrews, Hugh Cook,
Scott Stephens Capt. J. H. Andrew and
others, boldly dashed to tbe top of the big
building, and kept storms of water playing
upon the fire checking iu further approach.
Fortunately the slight wiud that was stir
ring was blowing away from tbe Moore and
Towler blocks. The sparks shot up several
hupdred feet into the air, forming a beautl-
lui slgut to the observer. No doubt it was
seen in every portion of the county.
In less than au hour the fire was uuder
Mayor Williamson telegraphed to Nash
ville ft r a steara engine; but before it left
Nashville the order was counter-manded.
The enjines worked beautifully, especially
number 2. Citizens, white and black,
worked with commendable zeal. The col
ored men deserve great praise for their faith
In the beglning, J. L. Bond, moved out
his queenswure to the vicinity of the Court
House. Very few of the things were broken.
'His building was not touched by the fire.
Goo. D, Hodga moved out bis hardware
stock from tbe buildiug wheie tbe fire start
ed, but he wisely refused to move his dry
goods out of the big new building. The
goods were damaged by water. N. Hirsch's
Trade Palace building was not touched, but
Mr. Lowenstein moved much of his splen
did stock of dry goods to the southwest side
of the square. His loss is not great. Hold
lug, McGregor & Co. whely refused to let
any one iu their store, and thus escaped any
damage from stealing, etc. Joe C. Green
moved ins stock or gioceries out, and it was
damaged somewhat in the moving.
A number cf ladies cainC aown to the
square to see the fire.
The fire is thought by Mr. Ilot'ge to have
originated ou top ol one of his buildings.
Mr. Tucker, tinner, had been fixing the
roof, and It Is thought that he left something
up mere that set tlie to the roof.
The water In the cistern gave ont toward
the olof,.-. Thc-trqi from tlie water-works
pipe is too small the cisiern ought to hxve
three or lour small pipes leading into it
enough to keep the eu Unes going. The cor
porate authorities should see to Ibis, an it
will cost but a trifle to do it.
Mr. Hodge will soon build two good
houses in place of the old oues, and the fire
will prove a blessing in disguise. The in
surance companies are the principal los
ers. About two o'clock, after almost every
body had gone home to tneir bedian alarm
of fire was again given, it seems that the
trap-door ol N. Hirsch's dry-goods house
was left open by persons beiugon top, and
it is supposed that a spark came throneh
and caught on a bale of cotton. Tne fire
was sooa put our. by Ihe prompt appear
ance of Geo. L. Thomas and others. Else
where we give a card by some of our best
citizens, exonerating the Trade Palace Irom
talse und injurious rumors.
Geo. l. Hodge had ll,000on his three bus
iness bouses and their stocks. Two were
burned. The new house was saved, but
some of the goods were damaged.
Dr. Wright commcuced a Beries of ser
mons, last Sunday morning, on "Material
FataJisin.as taught by Scientific Infidelity."
The morning sermon was devoted to a dis
cussion of tbe modern or scientific view of
Taking Herbert Speucer and Tyndall, as
representatives of tho prevailing type ol
skepticism, tlie Dr. showed that whilst
they refuse to confess themselves Atheists,
an impartial analysisoi their theories, land
ed them, unmistakably. Into the lowest sort
of Materiaiisistic Aliieism.or into nescience
for tbe logical results of their own teach
ing is Atheism or nothing.
He first reviewed tho Mosaic cosmogony'
which acknowledges a God, "an eternal
immortal and invisible King," Creator of
the earth and all in it. He showed that the
word Ood had a definite and specific mean
ing, aud tracing it froiu Most$s and tlie
Apostles, down through the Christian ages,
he showed that the idea had crystallized iu
the minds of the Christian world into a
dttinite conception of the great Creator, as
au a:i-wlse and ali-powerlul Being, perfect
in goodness, justice, love and mercy, and
tue Creator and upholder of all things.
Mr. Spencer declares Theism, Atheism
aril Pantheism equally uulhlukabie, there
Atheism untenable, because it Involves
the Impossible idea ol self existence on the
part of the universe.
Pantheism involves the Impossible hlea
of self creation, on t he part of tbe uni
verse. Theism impossible because it involves
the impossible idea of self existence, on the
Theism says God Is; A theism says God Is
not. Here we have au affirmative and a
negative , both of which this sage philoso
phei declares im possible aud aosurd. Oue
of the projicsitious is bound to be true.
To say that we know nothing about Him
does not solve the difficulty. Spencer's doc
triue of tbe unknowable is no solution of
tbe great problem concerning Gjd. This
bhllo-uihv of S oeuot r's. like k11 other phi
losophies of the wot id: will have ,t tray, and
pass away. Jt is not me the first contest
Christianity has had with philosophy, nor
i-:ili it be the last. This constant yearning
of the human soul alter knowledge, afler
sotnetbing lo satisfy lis wauls, something to
substitute for the plain and simple truths o
the Bible have shipwrecked many other
wise strong and powerful intellects.
First we bad the old Kgvptian and Chal"
dee teachings overturned by Pythagoras, he
by the Porch and Academy ; they, by the
Cartesians; they, by Leibnitz and Wolfe;
they by Kant and he by Fichie, Shelling
Theu there are various kind of phi
losophers. Sensationalists. Idealists, Skep
tics, Mystics aud Fclect:cs, all claiming lo
have found the key to the great world prob
lem. Mr. Spencer s tost of truth unthink
abloncss i-aunot be a true test.
Have we not thousands of mysteries all
around us? This test, if true, would destroy
the reality of all existences. To say lhat
tbe existence of a Cmd is "unthinkable,"
sets aside all the thinkers that have ever
lived. Moses and the prophets and all their
Jewish readers, Ptato, Aristotle and Cicero,
and all their countrymen, wtth Newton,
Bacon, Locke and scores of other great
In part first of his First Principles, Mr.
Spenoer examines the idea of the first
cause, tbe iutfuiteand the absolute, and
finds them unthinkable tmd untenable; but
uealsoprouoimo.es space, time, matter, mo
tion, foice and conscious mind, contradic
tory and unthinkable. From this we would
Judge Physics and Physchology, ss well as
Theology ,iinpossible sciences fie banishes
tlie first ciu.se, the lnuuiie and the absolute,
to the dark region ol tne unknowable, and
Theology based ou them he pronounoes
nescience. In part second, space, time,
matter, motion aud force, become a w m
deriul resurrection and undergo, in their
risen slate, the foundation of the New Phi
losophy. At night the scientific theory of the cre
ation was discussed; and the Mosaic ac
count ably defended and made to harmon
ize wltbtbe nebular by potUesist In matters
of science tne speaker bowed with humility
to the gentlemen o!" science, but Philoso
phy and Theology was not their sphere.
As Mr. Spencer is profoundly silent In re
gard to the origin of tbincs, we turn to Mr.
Tyndall, who says that "The Book of Gene
sis has no voice in scientific investigations.
The grasp of Geology, which it resisted for
a time, it at length yielded, like potter's
play; its authority, as a system of cosir.cgo
ny being dlscreditedou all hands by the
abp udcumeni of the obvious meaning of the
writer. It Is a poem , not a scientific treat
ise." Here we have, first, a false criticism. Gen
esis is uot a poem. Second., a lulsa argu-meut-
a do.-umeut does not lose Us authen
ticity because those who hold It, mistrans
late it. Third, a mis-statement Genesis is
not discredited iu all bauds. Scores of scien
tific meu delend it. Prof. Dana prouounces
tbe record in tlie Bible profoundly philo
sophical in the scheme of creation whicu it
presents, it Is both true and divine. In
stead of being discredited on all hands, a
close calculation showed that tab accepted
Geuesis as true to one who rejected itou the
ground of Mr. Tyndall. The church, howev
er, guarded ber truth faithfully, and has
tested eveiy new trulh thoroughly, that has
presented itself for her Hcceplauue. Trug
she has at times been forced to change her
interpretations, when new truths nave Veen
So science has come up through Astrology
and A lchemy, chabgluj hef oplntoUK all
along ,he it,e.
' Prof. Tyndall holds that the nebular and
the solar system, life included, stand to each
other lu relations ruseniid'-j ii,at of germ
""""".'.lorsauliiiii.but furnishes no
proof. He goes back to antiquity lor author
ity for his system. He finds Democritus,
whom he supposed the author f I t'.a au
tomalic theory aud hold bun up es tho phi
losopher oi antiquity. But though Democ
ritus wrote as much as Plato, all - his woras
were permitted to perish. So of Epicurus,
another of Tynd airs aucient philosophers,
who wrote 300 volumes, all of whioli perish
ed. Mr. Tyndall look the rejected philosophy
of the ancient wor.d. As the auuieul world
retected the philosophy of Democritus so
the modem world will reject the philoso
phy of Tyndall.
IhtMOCH-ATif PkimRy MtetiNti. Demo
crat of the ninth civil district, met in the
Court House Saturday at noon, Tor the pur
pose of selecting delegates to the county
Convention, which meets next Mouday, lo
select delegates to the Slate Convention, to
nomluate candidates for the Supreme
Court. Col. A.M. Loouey was called to the
chair, and L. P. Padgett appointed Secre
tary. Toe following delegates were elect
ed by t-iKiiwvote: W. B. Uordon, Col.
D. B. Cooper, Col. K. C. McDowell, W. J. Em
bry, John P. Brown and Col. A. M. Looney.
The meeting then adjourned without in
strncllnc. The 2 :th d mtriet appointed Capt.
J. M. Biiiintjton and John M, Crowe.
Mother Goosf.. This evening, at the
Athenieum Hall, tbe ladies ol the Presbyte
rian Church will give their long "promised
euterlaiuineut of " Mother Goose." They
have had tbe invaluable assistance of Capt,
aud Mrs. Smith, and we are sure lhat to an
nounce their names in connection with it,
is to arouse public interest aud curiosity to
no ordinary degree. "Mother Uoose" is to
be personated Uy one of our prettiest girls.
Tue play is beautilul, and artistic, and will
be theentertaiument of the season. Ad
mission 60 cents; 45 cenU for children; 7j
cents for reserved seats. Feriormance com
mences at 8 o'clock, 'i Icitels for sale at all
Li N E3
PBDICATKD TO .Ml.-S CAKKIE A1.E.A'1KK.
With silent lip ami unappealing eye.
And forehead bared to the nuiiidiy sky,
I'll walk life's weary way and find lis bur
Its hnrniug sand like moss beneath my feet.
Anil from my heart no sob of grief shall rise,
ly n wnen nie idir mirage oeiore me uies;
Antl I awoke Irom ueak, fond dreams,
I have beheld, dear love, what might have
Stont-heartcd I will sprlni; tomcct.each day
Of dust and mire thai bears me on my wa;
And pain and thirst shall be unfelt, un
known, If 1 may but call thec, at last, mine own.
If, after paths! years. 1 mav but come
To dwell with thee lu some sweot sylvan
And underneath li fe's toft autumnal 6ky,
To liveone little day before 1 die.
carter s creeK, May l, ltwS. Lovkk.
Spring Faik. Last Saturday was our an
nual County Spriug I- air. Tbe cojl morn
ing and oiherwi.se unfavorable weather
caused a rather light ittieudance, but we
had a respectable crowd ol the more enter-
rrisingstoek meu cl the couuty. Tbe exhi
bition opened with two very flee young
Jacks, "Young Prince" aud " Black Prince,
tlie property of J. J. Williamson, of Mar
shall county. S. W. scolt had out a small
herd of his fine ShorOioiu cattle. Some
good specimens ot iheir class, in the sad-
die btock was Capt. 1 bos. Gibson's "Juo.
Dillard," Win. English's gray "Reckless,"
T. J. Cheairs' Traveller coll. The trotting
slock interest seemed to be much better rep-
teseuueu. .lucre was ."sKepiic, a large,
ultra nay, ana a w en oreu norse, ine prop
erty of Major C. B.-owa. D. P. Carter, of
unes, enierea a good moiling bluett by (Al-
mviF) Henry Mauibrlco. Maury Hainble
toniuu was looking fine, and trolled a mile
io wagon in z:.nt. io wugou is eonsnleri.il
five seconds slower than to sulkv. McCur
dy's Hainblelonian, a i:.ive and magnifi
cent sorrel borsc, the property of Mr. Ed
McCurdy, of Low. ndcshoru, Al t., aud a level
gaited, speedy horse he is. Alice Vt est, the
pride ot ihe county, never looked so well as
sha did while swingiug around tlie truck at
a2:30gait. She is the prop-jity ot Mays &
Dodsou ami T. W. Keest e. There were two
geldinss entered in harm ss stock. "Kock.
a handsome brown, the property of Judge
Spoll'ord, ot Giles couuty, and Jno. F. Ha
ley s "i-rince, jr., a-i tiiruji sorrel.
There were ot her hordes being ridden and
dilven about tbe grounds thai were uot en
tered on the secretary's bo.ks, and of course
nothing could be known of them. The
most entertaining ami ple-ising sight ou the
grounds was a lot ol bio, il inures Rome S
or 10 and luost ol tlicm with sucking colts
oy meir side. Among mem Were colts by
-ttiacKwooo, jr," .viaury iianibletoolau.
"Tiouble," and "Chesterfield. Thee mares
were there ou pasture U r the embrace of
Maury Harnbletouiau. Everyone present
seemed to enjoy the day, which went off
without accident or anything to mar the
Mr. A. N. Akin has two very superior colts
ut tne run vt t,u iitt s. mj-j ii ,'ieiu ivifl 1 llitie
feet seven lnctiea nigli when loaled, and is
pronounced unusually good by all breeders.
We hear that the DnecLory are detsnnin
ed to hold a Fall Fair at tne usual time.
Sandy IIooK.-i,.i (Kd Tlntcx. A short
time irom stud v, aud tbe dull monotony of
cornmuu couutiy lnuste, wiieu 11 Is
raining, may be given to penning a lew
lines for our favorite, the Herald and Mail.
The rain is coming in toi rents, and now
km eeping things away in its seemiug anger.
We cannot boast to-day o: spring's flowery
Dcaunes, Willie me i;i:ik Ciouds Hang over
us, and tbe tmiutieis lant'er their grand
isni-bass, giving exp;(.-:.-i-;iis of one who
holds them in his iiautl. Some of our best
farmers arc rather long-faced, aud sore un
der the collars, about tin- wheat crop. We
have examined severui t.f tlie best looking
fields, and fiud them severe .'v smiiteu by
rust, and it being so eaiiy tiie wheat is not
headed out. F ailure is inevitable if the
rain continues a low days louder; and should
we make a failure in i lie u in al , it will be a
pressing failure throughout tae couuty, as
we estimate two-thirds of the rounty sown
in wheat. Should our macliineiy slop as
farmers, all others will have to hold up, as
ours is tbe only ermine that guides the
freight to its destination.
A leai fill slorm has bttii rag lug for two
hours or more, laying I be tr- es a .d fences
to tbe ground. F'ai niers wiil now meet with
the Spring troubles, ol waoihi in mud and
water, building up leiicc to protect their
We are expecting soon to see the smoke
curling above our lulls, p'om the stack of
the beitutilul ruunii.g .mil of our enterpris
ing cit izen, K. . Cross, lie expects to lo
cate permanently, with both fil'lst-and saw
mill. No better stand. Timber a plenty,
and tbe best, witli l!n; ineiiasing thrift of
Summerlowu to haul ell and use the lum
ber as fet as it is sawed. The line of the
railroad has been surveyt d it; a few paces of
the location selected lor the in il i. Why it is
that the railroad company has not consult
ed its interest sufficiently to see that a line
will pay through tnis heavy iron and tim
bered country, and iti-o the finest milling
and luat-ufiieluriu-; sosits, with sufficiency
of water aud fall near il, iu tiie State, is a
problem we cannot solve. Ho.vever, we
wish and anxiously wait lo hear the tread
of the iron borso in his majesty.
Mr. W. II. Cook and Iudy, from Santa Fe,
have been spendirga few t.':iys in our coiu-
munlty, visitina mends and relatives.
"Dar, now," said Em, wheu she had
knocked Miss Fannie down twice, a lieauti
ful black, ol a few summers. The gun was
nrougni, ana .iiss rsiinie reirenied, saying.
"I le make ye ray tor dat fuii wlien I geis
lo see iir. lieu i. cKeits, ui some oiber con
stable. Sure enoimh the worthy !entle-
mau made Miss Eui. fork up six dollars and
I.ast Monday a party p.ism u through Uere
matting uieir way to ine mouth ol Koeli
Mai'.sot teit ana Buffalo, where Uiey were
going ti tisu.
Where is that yontis ma i who went by a
few days auo in ills siiiuiiiti bunty, hunting
noueysucisies, wnii ati middled pounds ol
uouey ov nis side : ,i-i-, do not loos; so
much like you are witu your sweetheart, to
1001 in rusiicuses.
Itev. W. M. Kobisou w II leave our com
munity iu a few da s, to visit his iiarents In
the West. He will bo uhseut irom his
churches during the firs', ol May,
Mother Goose has bad her rhymes drama
tized especially for the occasion, and will
give au entertainment lor t be benefit of the
"dadles -Aid society of the I'resoyteriau
Church, at tbe Atheu.-eLiiu Muuy Hall, to
night, at 8 o'clock, p. ii1... when she and her
children wiil appear iu the following Pro-J
Sf'KNE VI Its,'.
I. Overture Piano, IKirn, Cornets.
2. Iutroductoiy Address Mother Goose.
3. King Cole and his F'iddieis Three.
1. Three Blind Mie, -Song.
5. School Master with clas Song.
a Alphabet class; o G.oijraahy tsoau:
a. Old Woman from Baby land with Five
Small Children ou ber baud "Old Wo
man, shall we go a shearing?"
7. (iraud Cavatina .Mother Goose.
"Waddle goes your gait, Hollow are your
Noddle goes your pate, And purple is your
Mother Goose entertains iier small children
with riddles, songs and dances.
nstrumeutal Music Airs des Puritaius
ATI', by Boche Harp and Piano.
utXNi: Tit ill b.
1. Ten Little Negroes.
2. Little Bo-peep Song
;t. Teu Little Niggers steal a wouderlui Shoe.
"Therewasau bid woman tuul lived iu a
She had so many children she didn't ".now
what to do.
She gave thei'i all tome broth without any
Whipped them all severely aud sent them
3. Mother Goose and children serenad; the
Song and Dnncc- "C'ovk a doodle doo."
Song "I raw a s!i:p u sRiling."
Admission, oil cunts; Children, 113 cents;
Reserved seats, 7" cents.
Tickets for sale at the Drug Stores.
A Fai.sk Rit.mor Di'-ii k..'. Ko It was ru
mored In lowu the morning oiler the tire
that suspicious ciivuiiisluho s were con
nected wilh the second lire. A number of
our bist citizens were selected lo investi
gate the matter, and report result. Messrs.
Lowenstein, Jonah and their many clerks
are all higli-miuded men, and i'i';.i-alje of
the dastan'.ly act couiplatutsd cf. 'Jho com
mittee ii';5e the foiluwm-r report, iully ex
We, the undersigned citizens of Columbia,
by tbe request ot Mr. Lowenstein, of Ihe
firm of N. Jiirsch A Co., propi lelors of tbe
Trade palace, and olner ciiizens of our
town, have investigated the cause ef the flie
in the Trade Palace on l he night of the 2!iib,
which was the second fire thai occuretl iirv
night, and whether an one ws UiaAah!e:
or censurable for si a and osptciaiiy
.Mr.iiott'i'fia and his erupiojees or al
tailiot, takb pleasure ia saying, that alter a
full, lair and thurougli in vesication ot the
whole matter, we fro satisfied and unani
mous lu the opinion that tno cause or tiia
fire was the leaving open of tu.J door or
window upon the roof p-f tue house by par
ties goln thiotigh to get to tbo first fire.aud
that the Trade Palace caught fire from
sparks falling through said d.-tor into tne
garret, and that the proprietors and em
ployees ol the Trade Palace wer' in o way
responsible, biK'?H;:e. or censurable, for
said lire. We would turther s'ate that two
of our number are oM'ueis of propeuy ad
joining to, au-1 iu the ipnnediate ytrlyuy
of the fire, and one other t;j owaer of the
bulldlogiu which the lire oeouued. Ald
we further utate that we leyret lhat any
thing prejudicial lo tue e.-,lablishiueut or
character ol the piopnelor or eiiiployets
should have trained -,icu:a ion. We tnrre
lore make this iu betiali ol, and justice lo
the parties interested and Ihe good name
of our city: John F ritis.-u, chair-nan; J.
T. W illinutsun, Mayoi; Dr. J . V. Herudon,
Lucius Frierson, Caih. 1st Jstit. Bank; T.
W. Keesee, President 1st Nat. liduk; A.
Barr, A. B. Cpshaw, Editor Journal; H. B.
Titeoinb, L. W. B ack, W. J. Dale, Insur
ance Agent; James Andrew.
Death of a Spitz Dm;. W. .1. Whlt
thorue's Spitz dog was observed to be sick
and loamiug at the ijtoulii last Sunday
morning, and Mr. W. rt'iuested Policeman
F. Ui take him oil" to ll.e mull, and if he had
hydrophobia, kill him. 1 lie dog was lied to
a sapling, aud watched ali day. WipLr v,,
tlirowu upon him, but he us.; not show the
usual syuiPlom ol rubius. His eyes retain
ed their nal ural color, and t.e showed uor.e
of Ihe snapping, vicious symptoms, and it
was soon, discovered li.at he had liecii pois
oned. He died Sui.dsy nih:, and Bragg
buried him by the riv er side, 'i he dot's au
cesior was brought from Pomeranla by
Major Albert Akers, of Nashville. A large
crowd of boys aud men surrounded the do
Pic-Nic on the 11th day of May there
will lo a pic-nic given at the Chapped
scbool-house by the pupils ot Prof. Jor
dan's school. Kev. Green Witherspoon
will lecture on "Education."
Hoi-kwkli. Chi bi H.-The Fresbytcry ol
the Keformed Presbyterian Chinch will
hold il session at Hopewell Church, com
-Signs ok the Tisifs. The storm caused
the siun of Embry A Frierson to Iall, like
t:ie price of Iheir goods, lower than that of
any other merchant in town.
(iiimvvH-Ki.kxixk.-Mr. John Guldens
and Miss Mollie Fleming, daugbter of Al
fred Flemiuu. were mairlsd yesterday.
Johnny Is one the handsomest and nicest
voimif men iu the couuty. and his bride is
a charming and lovely girl tbe belle ol the
Jimmy Gusnino Dkad. Mr. Jimmy (Run
ning, a tinner well-known iu this county,
died at Ceutreviile last week. He was a
good workman, aud a warm-hearted, genial
fellow. PoorJlnnuj! m will miss you.
To Rock Hoise. Willis Connor, Wiley
L. Harris, Hint aud Ernest Kittreil, Alex
Orr, W. K. Hughes, and Luther Frierson,
went to the mouth of Kock House creek, on
Buffalo, last week, aud returned last Sun
day. Ibev had splendid luck Wltey Har
ris caught acout loity, he says.
Tint Xaukow Gauge. We learn R. S.
Moniizoiuerv met with good success can
vassina last week Iu Marshall for the exleu-
siou oi the narrow uauge irom kj-vis-juhs
lo Petersburg. We are loid lhat iu oue day
be nol Sl.l-jO. Try them agaiu. Mr. Mont
gomery and sou are lucky.
Goon Society. rhilllps, Jackson A Co.'s
"Good Society" whisky is recommended oy
phj siciaus lor its purity aud find flavor, it
is guaranteed free from any adulteration.
and improved every dMy. It contains no
ueadach-3. auu is luouerat-e in ""
by ail dealears. Aug. ol, 77-ly.
Rattlesnake Falls. Mr. Henry trier-
sou and wife, Mr. W.J. McKweu anu .-n.
Sallie Cecil, Mr. Ewing Irvine and Iora
Cecil, Mr. Ken Lipscomb and Miss E.la
llrown. went io niiiiiwu-iitc rn -r,l.v
The recent rains had swollen Ihe
creek, and the volume of water that pours
over the lalls was much larger tban usual,
making the scene grauuer auu uiuiu
turesoue. They also visited the thriving
nltle village, ol Summerlowu.
lu ATiroi AGoon Woman.-Mrs. John B.
Bunch died last Saturday ol paralysis. She
wr.s sick about four weeks, antl was never
conscious aiter she was attacked, she leave
five liltle children, a host of Irieuds and
.i.iivss. in mnani linr ilMtli. Mux was a
su lci member of the Cumberland Church,
and was beloved by all who knew her. W e
sympathize with the bereaved husband and
culldreu, who take he her death so hard.
Mrs. Bunch was a sister of t hut good man,
aud worty citizen, Joseph 1. Sandeis.
Ratttesna kk Falls. Tbe following par
ty went to Rattlesnake Fans w euntsuay
morning. Hie day was beautiful, and no
doubt the trip was a pleasant one. iheir
rojd lay along ine pain oi ine sionn, niu
was interesting lo them:
Mr. Robt. W atkius anu miss rii nn-uu,
Mr. Arts Kains aud Miss Heme lliompsou;
Mr. C. Taylor and Miss l-.ua ioia; .ir. jesse
Bicknellaud Miss Coble Duuniugton; Mr.
Beaumont Hughes aud Miss Annie Dale;
Mr. sain Caperton and Miss Mary O. F rier-
sou; Mr. nab uowcu anu buss uiinit iminn.
Mr. Fvd. I'erry auu itiiss r.ncu unt-j..., m..
Georg-' Marlni ana miss rauuie hcuski
Capt. Black aud lady; Mrs. rorier.
Rirrl'V l:v A RATTLKS.S' A K E. M r. HoUS-
im, iriiv. of the neighborhood of Hamp
shire, at the head of calhey's creea, was
hitioti hv a rattlesnake lust weea. il was
not iu lis coil.ond he sltook It oil. There
u-un no whisk v on the place, as he is
strict temperance man. tils wile gave nim
si In., dose ,if Lobelia and camphor and sail
He sajs be was alrani uis ooois wouiii t-uiue
no ai. Mm in viialhtu ol the Cobelia, but he
ten i hintinl lie was saved without whisky.
lie Hi.ore Ixmif-of Mt. i'leasant, was called
in. aud said there was no poison In the bile,
us ihe l-aitlesuake cauuol emit poison un
less it is mad. and it can not be inau wiiu
mo l,..iii T in coil lhat. he bit at Air. irl.y
just as it would lu destroying its prey for
Man Rouiikp in Lewis. Robert Perkin-
sou leit loiumbia luesday morning in i
wueon for Eda.s Napier s. lu Lewis coiinn
Ou tlie load near the Grimes old field, ou
I be old Metul road, about, uai a, ne wo
U,.L-...1 In the heiul bv some UOBUOWll
om-son. Alter lliai lie Knew lioioint; timn
next morning. They unhitched his horses
and robbed bun oi an me money ne iinu-
.tiout ten dollars. He was struck In the
bead nnd face, and Is badly nurt. Dr. Tow
ler does not. know w helher the mines are
broken or net. his lace is so swollen, air.
Perkiuson has no idea who hit him.
T-Mvfh Station. Liu " Anrnvmc." Kind
ing our last coiiimuujcaiiou was uoi reject
ed, we have concluded lo send in me news
Irti.ii our village mis wees., muugu tut-te
very liltle ol importance,
spriug Is now in her prime, crowned with
her Health ol bursting uuus aud Uioouuug
Many beautiful little boquets are circulat
ing n run mi.
MissGravc3 Is visiting ber sister, Mrs,
The sick at Mr. Wm. McCoy's are still Im
proving, with the exception oi nine ivane,
who is suileruig with the whooping
co n nil.
The village is Improving slowly, but sure
ly. Mr. Uod win, our ciever iiiei euum, m
lends building a store-house on tho oppo.
site side ol luo railroad hom Mr. B. A, Sat-
We learn that the people In the vicinity
are making good use of lhat new luveiiUou
A certain youn genl'e.an or our ac
(j iaiulance, wouli; al more wisely hereaft
er not to le'.l tbe girls anything about the
deliciousstrawberiies be possesses, as lit
bus learned to bis sorrow the gii(s are vuiy
loud ol tiiem.
We advise "Bungs, jr.," to insist ou the
voung lady who spoke so kiudly of Mr.
llruce, to call at his store; perhaps she may
be the one who has the bright eyes. We
learn he is liltle or uo better.
Through tbe columns of your paper, .we
hei rd ol the death ot Mrs. li. C. Wilson, of
Thompson Station. She was an earlbiy an
gel, and none knew her. bv;! lo'love. But
she was too lair a ;',owcr to bloom In earth's
garden, 3;) the death-angel came with bis
steare keen," and transplanted her to
bloom In the garden of Paradise. We never
kuow how dear our loved ones are uutnT
they are gone.
lilt; n v. J',y Stdout. Altera prolonged si
lence J will agaiu otlcr a few items from
thiii neighborhood. We bad no Ueuorals,
Majors or Captaius to suffer Horn the eflecix
of the late slorm, but oue and all Huflered
the same, 1. e., lu loss of timber, but u e try
iu ue iLftuttiui mnt ti. wmo tiu wuiw,
A small pany lett this niornlD? ta iend
the day at the F'alls. Tv,'a composed of
three of our leading Lel.es. Misses V.llu It.
Sallie C, and Iora. They wero escorted by
iv.reas uuuuiit auu uauusome oeaux us
Maury couuty can ooasioi; Air. en ,., Bii
he Me., Flwlu C. Mr. and Mr, Henry Frl
eison accompanied them, whlph was tig real
addition, (at diuuer hour especially, as Mrs.
F. can compete with auy oue in prcpariug
Great fears are entertained in regard to
the wheat crop, but as yet it Is, noi serious
ly hurl. Crops and gardens are flourishing.
Misses Lou F., and Euslacie G., surpassed
all iu preserving their rare flowers, and ary
now prepared to turulsh their "espuoiais"
with a handsome bixiuet on the shortest no
tice. Miss Amelia (' , vlI return soon from the
land of Cowers, much to the delight of her
numerous irieuds. We are proud to say she
is inucli improved In health.
Mrs. W.J.Cecil and I.ora start noon on
peregrination. They aul le',u.irt visiting
relatives lu Jowa, Jniip,na( awd Kentucky.
Wo wlsfi them, n '.iH.ur.i.d pleasant trip.
We BT3 ;)ial lo see our kind nelgbtior, Mr.
W. B. Long sullicieutly recovered from bis
painful attack of rheumatism to resume
his pole and reel, and eugage lu a pastime
more pleasant lo blm than all others.
I cannot retrain from trespassing (jq au
adjolulng community, and d-j.juug a coin
plnnect to Mr. F'rau'. ALtcliuer's school
both teacher '.nil pupils richly deserve it,
by their untiring exertions.
Shearing sheep is tbe order of the ?ay
with our farmers. Mr. J. H. Flllett has a
small but fine lot. Several fleeces weighed
leu pounds, which is very good lux Woulh
dowu. Some of his lambs, weighed fceveuly
and seventy-five p.ouudu,
We would he t.lfcaseu lo hoar from "Guess
Bi nch's Mil.!..;- ;. ;. TUf-re was
preaching at Biautou's Chapel Humlav, tbo
'21st, by Kev. John F. Hughes. As ho al
ways does, he preached a most owicut
sermon from the 7th verse of t&e Vflh chap
ter of Acts.
Rev. Mr. Doyle. ' Spring Hill, also
preached a -;,oa sermon at night; his text
wae e IM verse of the 2d counter of Cor.
1'ha congregations were highly pleaded
with both of ttiesc good men, ani d iu
cerely hope they will com Hymu.
Mrs. Jouu B. Bunch, vhu. was stricken
down a moutb qo. with paralysis, is now
at res'. ,
as jos us can make one's dying bed
Soft tut downy pillars are.
She placed her head uku his brook t.
And breathed her life out sweetly there.
She died Suuday at 42 o'clock. The funeral
was yireauhed by Itev'. T- Jell. Iiixon, at the
jesidenve. His text was the Mb, 7th and
Mil verses of tbe -ith vuapter of Cor. He
preached a nviuiherou eriuon. After ser
vices the Udy was carried to the tain'ly
Her soul has now taken Its flight
To man-don of glory above;
To mingle with tbe angels of light,
Aud due 11 lu the Klugdom, oJ jove.
Tbe mohtl-Kol stfectioii are or.
The days and mailt of dislieso;
W e see V-er in anguish uo imr
isbe's gained her hspp lelta.
She many lnnds deepl y a mpath' j !Ph
ie sorely b-Meaved husband aai those
good and dutiful children,
The store house oi Will Paibam burned
at Kedr an bunday night about Z o clock.
They rubbed and theu set fire to tbe bouse.
T 1 , out, Vw . uinu Im, nil I n a I l . .... K
but no cash, it Is a treat loss to Will, and
we deeply sympathize with bun.
Distinctions. The foila wing, dist inct Ions
and marks ol depcituieiit have been taken
in Ihe Lr.sting Hope school during two
rei.ln, endiUK April la. 1S7S.
1st 1iri.nmi, 1st class: Kuox Polk, 1; Ada
nun ler, i.
I'd class: Emma Kerr, 1; f'hrissle Polk, 1
2-1 'ir-Mi'ia, 1st class: Ixnila Jaulou, Jt,
ra Campbell, i nomas MKay, 2i Harvey
i!d class-. Robert Kerr, 1; Kobert Nichols, '2;
Erucet aid well, 4.
yd Oii iit'a: Uley Kerr, 2; Campbell Mil
4t b rtirixbm: J. H. Foster, .
Heportiueut-. Missireue Hunter, Campbell
;aUKf and JaiactPaJcmoie,
"Si i"ei:natii;.i. Koi.h itinu " I.k titkb
liv II. M. 1o.k.-A large mulleuee. ton,,
prls'-d ol liinil -tiers, scientists, lawyeis and
others ot our best citizens, togei her wll It
the yoilg latins of our justly unowned
sclu ols, i.hseiubled at IlHiimer Hall last
Friday flight to listen to a di -course on
I "Supernatural Solicititig," by Mr. H. M.
I Ixak, whoso laiue im a writer and jouruallM,
lias long been lelt in our county, and whom
we have long regtided as Ihe ablest journal
ist in the Soul ti.
Iu bin-id eeueraliz'ilions which croup
wit h coiisiihi inate sk I II and com piehensi ve
I bought I he inot-I ol llici- It probl, ins In our
social und political life, aud in Ihe sIh ukIIi
aud power with wliieb these ijuestions aro
handled, .Mr. Do il. bt ti '.ysa knowledge of
tilings never allanietl by any save the pro
. ou ml till n k r and slud.-nt.
Ti'csuljecl o bis leetuic, ' Su pernat ill s I
Solit'itiiie," was ptculiarly suited lo display
the vast ! in in v;. pidtiaiml Ibouht and
subtle analN Heal powei cil tlie It cl u nr. We
me sure wo are In full aci-onl with -ver.r
lisui.er when we say that in elegance of dic
tion, powerol t'loubt and beauty ol image
ry ,il was.xn ii fii-nl ii t r.uhir eiu. In sty lol de
livery there was, peiliai s, too much imniiu-luli-in
in t he metaphysical pot tion, but this
deleetb iu hi thoroughly oversba lowed by
tbe exquisite beauty ol the leciiue, was
scarcely noticed, lu tlie dramatic part he
displayed line histrionic talent.
Jiesaid: "There is no supei natural. Ina
universe governed by Infinite in lelligence
ali tblugs are natural, (me who knows all
liiugi, held iu the vast toiub of eternity
caunot disturb Ihe concords of his own
creation, or Introduce discords amongst its
harmonies, sueli an idle will not. ptim, la
distui h-tuee of I be universal liaiinoiiy of
law. There can be no Miperptit uial liuress
1ng itsell uion the vast oidt r ol creation.
To our liuite minds, toour part nil view of
Ihe universe us we obtain it through our
seiisey, there Is apparent jah'-liug ai d (Un
cord. II'd are like ne n a red in a dnngeuu,
Who know s tlie woi Id as be sees it thiol!--!!
the burs of bis cell. Wc know enough to ba
coui.elitd lo asjiire for uioie. 'J he i oblest
asjiirai ious ol ll.e human soul are tbo
yeanlings of Immunity lor a knowledge
whicu sbail embrace more tban Ihe iiu ie
glimpses obtained through the senses,
'flu se cariiii.-.'S reach up and cuibiitfe the
highi si even lo infinity. The iweeltst
songs ever sung are tho e Intletlulte yeitrii
itius lor tlie ti nk nov, n d i inly out lined lu tbo
known. Tiie nob e I ael n i t:es oft he bum mi
mind have been iheelloitlo cc-nairud IhA
great ciri-le i f .n Unity out ol the segments ot
knowledge, wlu.s.- direcilon and cm valine
suiigest tlie great clii le lo which tbey be
long. luoueseiiKe the Nupt-rualutul Is a
possible com t-pl ion. T he range of our
kuuwledge is liiinietl, und tbe miturnl be
yond our I each we call the supernatural.
Tiie conditions wtiicli make the diilerence
exist lu us aud hot in tlie umveisal laws.
At lasl this is but a lueie pailial concept of
the intitule ai lanm uieul. 'ihe infinite
must always he to man tlie supeiiutluisl In
thstseuse. W b'-u we miM'oiie, i vo I lie un
known, give il yrosN (t,i ins, make Ihe light
tlmkiiess, btfause we have not the st-nst s to
pereeive il nor intelliet nee to comprehend
It, t hat is Ml I c rsli I io:i. Belief in, lellanco
on and practiced! supers! it imi sliakspeare
calls "supei natural sulieillim.''
w bai is superstition.' i he uulvurse la
oidt r, aiTiiiikeineiii; tlie end und (i i hi of Its
continuous j rogtission, idef I perlt et on and
harmony, lu I he vast ei.em cl its coiilln
uetl unloluiiii:, we perceive around i.severy-wht-re.a
s'l tinle ou warti and upward to
ward per'etl lorms. in the iiialelifli, tbe
menial and 1 be hioial t ue sail e rest less en
ergy to work out pt Heel (oi ii, s. 'I he solid
earlh preserves tor us losil evideiw-e ot past
iiiaiei i:ti su-iinies aii'i rogress; history em
balms the li.ssll vidt-iice of mental and
mcral con iiti't ami progrt ssion, wliieli In the
mt.tt rial and lbtelieetual wo! Id e call Im
perfection, and evil in tlie iiiim-l. Tbe
ree, ine power, liie intuit oi j.-russ, are
ptiysieitl exainiii's ot the t lioil ol lutturc tt
give expression to 1 1 it law ol per led ion, but
no tree or nowi r or ii.itue oi jjiass is a per
In Ihe Intellectual world we are t-veu
more conscious ut nni i-i !, ciiuii. We can
conceive oi a iiiiud coin pai d wilh which
that of Bacon was a poor lu it liihe. 1'iac
ticaliy v. e find in the pas ot imp, if it
tbouglits aiounil us evltleiit-e of hum s pi in
lal weakness. 'I'ue iiiiud of man hiboi-s in
tne elioi'l to grasp the infinite, mill Irom the
nilihite if leeoils abasbed and Impotent
upon ( very ell..! I is triltt ii impel 1. cl ion .
No paiul'iig, or sculpture, or : : ell il e.t ui l
form is evei a pern t ( exid i ssioii ol tlie ar
lisl co i pi 1-.h. In tin; iu i ai woi I I t be
slruirle is yel niore piiniiiiily marked and
impel let. t ion mol e oi.-iu iily real. .Man no',
only lai's shell ol the ideal standard of
right, but choo.-iS evil ratio r thi ll good. In
stead of if) using in the law ol rich I, to,
iiafuie It veals it, he choohi s the finite tllui
lein ioi ai y bleb is tooti for lie luomvuk,
evil lorever. 'i'he rtisboiieMt allow Ibe Joy
o! liniiieiliate pi-ssts-ion lo outweigh ih'o
evt iliisling good wiiii h follows obt tiloncii
lo t he elei util law ot i i.;ht, k is thus that
stales and c-in m mill tlestroy them
selves mt h .'.hoi t-sllite.l poliey.
"1 iu pii'K oi ll.e ui.ivtist: in aersnl
ante with li.w ii-u striiugle nl lurnii ttliieb lo
finite minds appi ar Io elitsb in uudit-iot con
lusion. Ii. is sweel lu lls jatil-l, h nsli ami
out ol I line. ( ropitiK Kluougst a, I I hose con
flicting lo.ees, man's glimmering reason,
like a 1 U:-lil. ;;hl, illumes but a.iiairow circle,
it cannot ('li ce lii'j dai s lie -s. Mini it will not
it pose in a blind fa lb. Feeble as it is it
was not lit to be set iiinlt r a bushel. Sur
rounded by tb"e conditions man is com
pelled to wall; lu Miiunual iipiii.iiiisni
shoil-slghted lear makes lulu lo.yet, U'ltl
theru Is a masler-liaiul HI I lie bet ui, 1 brt
universe is ail order and hamuir, , could
we gr.sp iis entiro ohrie: Iml umu's intuit,
in this world in liioi'-r a v II, only Inu-d bv
deuiees us: stieceAsi v days roll i t . Tn
hioi'Miw Is always tlie subeei ,i nine or
less eiuiuiry, itml Hie life tj (s,iii,.u ti I Is
wilh dread as well us tloiibl. Then man is
unilet a doi.ble a; pieb nsiou doubt and
ilreiul as to what e.-.c.n day limy reveal as it
lilts the veil dyenl and doubt as lo the un
known lile beyoiul.
"The I'.hexnli-ied imui is always flip bo(li)
of wonders, ilie iguoraiil luhKhttatifs o!
tbe valley always peuplo the. unknown
country beyond theli iuounl:.in barrier wltii
dreaded lorms ana shapes. So Willi the un
known Ifiul 0t-'O!ul our fiiutH view. Where
the st hs'.-s fall short, aud perception mlordw
tlie reason no lueu, In imug! mil ion riot
in cteal In':, und no conet plion if Ir o extra v
agaui fo; l'!iet. IaI -.i.,,!, com.: -i. i n !:k
ioe,- ii wui ho a mass ot i-iin istiilon, lu
crtisliug always some precious grains of
truth. Give him a leiintop, composed of a
few simple truilis, u child may u iideiHlittuI,
and ho will iiuil-.l about it, villi uciiimsy
architect me (! his own, until lie has plltsl
supci'sliiiou liiouhlaiii lilgh.
No wonder be bus filled I lie air. t be earth.
and the iiiysterloiisollu r world, wilh drag
ons, demons, witches, spntt n, latries, and
all the myriad o! peisoiiitieit toit-i-s ol good
evil, doubi ami uvead ul vIiik Ibe wuri-
jcctlveKii ohleclive n alily invt sting .!.
jectlve forcoa will! personality and btung
in an ;uis man nas piai-. d iiinier tiie ilo
iitinitili ol evil powers all tlioe lon-es u-hirh
can and do woik linn haiiu. t harms, in
cantations and secret ltil'.iito,v aieallnbu
ted Ui various supei tiutuial n-ft neb s. 'J fi,,
lightning blasts lor tlie potent command or
tlie wlz.aui: tno philter casts lu ku-Iuki.
spell ul l lie bidding of the midnight ban,
ami the raging winds topple cast I u down,
and llgu tliahladed corn. In oliediencu in
lirnorance, terror and Kur.erstiti.in nni.i
toxical, and hence we hi.il bleudm.
and purely nialeriiil forces und t the do
minion oi pov. w-s Vhleli are liiorally evil
Wliatevef i.j (,-.iiH and subule. wl.
Is dark ad uuiathomalile, ufiords a lield for
tlii) iiiingiuaiou to people w ith Hliange In-
UUeilCCS aUU Ullhllf.ll V- tol Ills. Sll l.rvl II nn
and lgioran;e go hand in hand. Jf man
will not repose w hi u knowlciliu ends In
altli in tho universality ot Ihw and nnl..
he Will people tbe univorse Willi tbe libstsj
of evil. The domain iff superslitioii N the
circle of On rk in ss. 'ibis is a tl in n Isbl u g
nuautity but always a ipiaiiUvy. As meu
groping in the daik disej,..r u. iiiddt.-n
lleSWhicll COIIUOI Ml 1 ns Iiuoflcul illn.
slon, the laws that govern the world, and
relers them oue by one to a great flrslcaiise
the magic vaiiis'ie, and a slraiigo ll)fli '
glnstoglow. Wlien be stood u t ho paihof
the reil UiUluing. or was exposed to the lii
ry oi Jtigmg winds, or the. shook of ins
eailihjiiake, awe and terror ltd his nniiPi.
mined niiiid io nm iini'.v, ih appareutlv
lawless and varlabbi jor.ies lo too inuiiee
and caprice ol evil powers. When heb-Hiiia
tliat tliey aro nut.loct to law beneficent and
Inexorable, obeying iiiiinulab c lint of on,.
Bll-whse and supreme, be is lilted to a new
stuudlKdiil. He sees a new II,, vv. ( hie pow
er and one gloiy dawns before iiliu. Super,
slition is a a-tie, dark e.u.l iuipi,lrW,i,,i.
cal eltort to liml a lua- lU'iu t-au.-.o for nbe
noineuri no! undervlotid lo pierce I be ilai k
ness, Tocoiubal or to make ii.ee Willi or
to use HSohiKU-.nl siave.s Ibe powers of vvii
d lifers ItoJU ilnlitsopby lu tins- instead ol
sne!!0- tniily ami traeinu all Ibi.tgs to ohm
cause, 11. iiiulliplifs causes. It H deier
biicetoHomf thing acknowledged tulai su
perior iu power and knowledge, it is Mm
lellgion of the d-.uk, tho lynoraut, the,
The lee; ui or I Ik-,1 pave asplernlld pUl.'is
sopbioul ttiii'lyMs of Ihe sycliologicit,i pun-.
e'.ii,'S involved in the cone, pi n,rt ol lliu
drama of Macbel II, ami Ihesi.VeisI onall
ties end eonilit Ions wbleli ' lie i-xisllbg eu
vlrutimeiil bad Impress, V tipon the leading
chaiaclerH. Tbo si'.peisiiuoiiN piinciiilo
was caieiully traia u, ,(,;,!, h. i i,wo n rut.
acts for Ibe in.; rr,i.,- of showing that wiilu,
tU (lrai'.nilst had inmte use ol . bilii in
t.e s.tir.ctnaluiMl, Io pn ji.-ire ihe iiiiud oi
KitsU'l li lor Ins lerilbie erlme. In, never
Icul. nlil ol tlii;lai-t Unit the .si.pernatiirnl
bud no objective reality. Ho rolouudly
appreliendci I he snhieelive principle, Hint
used iLit.-llh consul. imate skill.but was care
ful thai tbe wtlcluii should do nothing
wonderful, nolbiug boiid tlie iialuish---He
iiliowcd 1UH supei natui ul lo eoiislllulu
ti;e Uioval liackKioiind of tiie picture, lhat
element ol apparent, cons i it: nt. But lur
Ibis supernal urn I lueilnini lurou-;h which
we ga.e unoii lis horror, the deep crliiit
naltly anil buti liery would be unfit for dra
matic reprise illation. In lhat medium ho
towers sublime even iu w n k'-dness. Ap'
rent cunsuaint, relieves mm oi
uteiinuieoi rcprohiition, and yt t wc iievt.r
l sight, o! Iiienlue moral lej.jionavbiutj-,
C pun that subject oil he wll 1 l-e il id tit pre
snme to tom b. I he uaci leai l.iniou pbl
iftophy of iikxIi rn lit: has aeiit lar towards
a piolession ol laitli ; live-will, where it.
has not lingered 1' fie tlieoloulenl shades
of opinion bt lv.Ct u the two, e.ii'l nceeplett
the tloetritu oi t led ion ou autborily and
sought loi'isiily il by reason and logic, (if
lain i,.r., we find a tendency amongst kii
vU,I plilio-ophers and scleulists lowuid the
opposiie ve il, Mr. Tyutlall says: "My lu
te jeetu-t) an. I moial texture was woven for
Pi--, ho! l y inc. VV Im f in ( scape entirely
l h coiic.usunj .' Miit'h that man Is h
iJm-.H wilh blm from tho eternal past.
-A bl be will Im la niiich deu rmlne.1 bv
the tt :o',a-laiy environment beneath whlcik
te lit.s out hlj ari uiy destiny the cou
dili'.'Uo ny which be is surrounded, wiirid.
- ueie litlwetii tbe cx'rein o! liee-wlll and
fatitliiy, be makes his narrow und devious
jiatli across this Itje, picking ills way
amongst h ols! urate sui rounu nips.
For superwrc.ou tiiere in a sure pr' vent
lve fa.. in pi the intelligence, unity, order,
i;-i it'.on, Hnd law in the mil ve: sc, exeie se.i
lu all rcipci t as to .-neniul, nuuy I ami ph t s
Icii, faith lnthe law of right us mau knows
It, and bu can never mi' la . it. Confidence,
and trust in the perfection and order of In
vine government m the mil versa, and per
fect confidence iu the result.
W. W. Mc 'ornia'. h to Im S. CluipptU.
H. K. Aldersou lo II. II. siaiiings.
K. (i. Leu Ut M. I'. Lu.-',:.
JohU W. (Iiidens I,, Mt-IIlo '. FlOlllillg.
tm Ihe '-''th, near Biauion's Cliappell, Mm
Bunch, wifei.l Joint B. Bunch. '
Uu the -.'-i-l, nfarcurtcr'u Crock, Misn 1:, '