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MEMOCllATIO IX I'OLITICHi I'UKE AND IIKAUTIFUJ ITS LITKRATU11B) AND IMtOGi UKHHI VB IN HOUTIIKHX ITVTHItllHTH. . jf
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' By A, H. BURNSY& CO. MCMINN VILLE; TENN ESSEE, SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1880. ' $i.C0 Per Annum, In ktom.?
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COUNTRY CHTRC11 DIKEC10IIY.
. , . We liave established thin Directory believ
, ' ng aa we do tluit it is more necessary in the
country than in the town, and ask all our
- ., friends to aid us in rendering it aa complete
i tit possible.
; Paulknrr't (hapel Services every nllern
.'. ate Sabbath lit 11 a. in. by Uev. K. J.
C'rui; and 2d Sabbath at 3 p. m. by Elder
J. M. Walters. . :
Cbirp's Si'RiNOH Orange TInll. Services
2d Sabbath in Murcli at 11 a. m. by Elder
, W. Y. Kuykendull.
JVVic Smyrna Services 2nd Sabbath alter
' nately by Klder Kuykendull.
iHitU't Ford Services second Sabbath In
each month at 11 a. m. by Elder Patrick
Philadelphia Services on second Sabbath
Jncnchiiiiiitliutlla.ni. by Elder V. Y.
, . Kuykendull.
fcTuaou Services every 1st and 3d Snb
' Wh ia ijr.ch month at 11 a. m. hy Ucv. W.J.
. linden. .k ; V"'
' Lioerty Service's every 2land 4th Sab
bath at 11 a. ni. by Uev. V. J. Huden. Sun
. dnv-Hehnnl every Sabbath at 9 a. ni.
ilrbnm Services third Sabbath in each
intuitu at U a. m. by Elder- Xulley. AIho
on the third Subbath of each mouth by Rev.
Verona Hcv. W. J. linden preaches at
fhis plaoc once a month at night on the 3d
Jfoi.WMii's Ciu'ttcn Services once a
month on 3d Subbath by Elder Wesley Kid
" well. '
Mount Vernon Services once a month on
the 2d Sabbath nt 11 a. m. by ltev. Mr. Gil
Ifmt Union Services once 'a month on
the Subbath at 11 a. m. by Rev. Mr. Gil
bert." SHmmitrille Services regularly by Kev.
P. . Davis, V. C.
VrvHI(t Services regularly by Rev. C.
Ji. l)avis. r. c.
Dripi ixo SPitixns, or Pleasant Hill Ser
vices regularly by Rev. C. B. Davis, P. C.
Leonard Owen's Services monthly on
f.he 3d Subbath at 3 o'clock p. rrf., by Rev.
Uiekory Crnrr Services monthlji, on the
4th Sabbath at 3U i. m. bv Rev. Mr. Gilbert.
Qrthlekrm Services oo first Sabbath of
cnoh month at 11. a. in. by Uev. A. C. Tatum.
.Monr.isoN Services every lhursday night
beforo the first Sundav in each month by
Jtet. C n. Davis. -
BjO Si'iusu (Baptist.) 3d Sun&y (and
Butiiriliiy before) by Jlngh A. t'liniWnghaui,
Pas'ir. .Subbath Sehod every Sundity.
Cannj Branch- Fourth Sunday (mid Sat
urdny bef(ire). Hugh A. Cunningham, l'as
;A tor. Sabbath School every Sunday.
Oalf Ororr, or Darren Fork Second Sun
' day (and Saturday before). W. M. Junes,
; l'mtori- ,
fellowship (Baptist) second Sunday (and
pattffday before). Hugh A. C'uiiiiinghum,
I ; Pleananl Core. rrcuehing the first Sunday
! in tach month by Rev. W. II. Gilbert at VA
A Reign ol Terror In Indiana.
Gov. Williams has received a letter
from Orange county, appealing to him
to break up a band of villains who are
traveling through the county and night
ly whipping worthy citizens without
known cause. The nature of the or
ganization or the purposes for which it
does its work are not known. The let
ter further says that the thing has gone
on until n man cannot tell when or
where he is safe. The State officials
will take no action in the ynatter, as
such duties devolve solely upon the lo
- Win. I, of the House of Warren,
Thfr Vai,renIIouioi innocently re
ported it about last week that one of
his customers, to-wit," the editor of the
Standard, had gone to Nashville to
attend the "big show" of the Coup
Company, but we must be nllowed to
inform our good nalurud friend William,
that we were not "s'couped in," neither
were we caught in such a coup as that,
although it was said to be the largest
show ever brought to that city.
We suppose however that William
got the "big show" and the Exposition
a little mixed as it ia not denied that
our mission was in some way more or
less connected with the latter.
VFrom Johnson to Shelby."
This is the canvass now being made
by Mithell's Geographies. They
were recently adopted in Johnson
county for its schools for a term of five
ears, and Shelby county on out west
ern border responds in like manner by
adopting them in her public schools
together with Butler's Pictorial History
of the United States. These books, es
pecially the geographies, have long been
in use in many counties of Tennessee
and are now in use more generally , in
Warren county than any other geog
raphy. The history is a very finely
illustrated work, and has the endorse
ment pf jhe late lion, A. (X P. Nioh;
oisonifts wholly uusectional and unpar-tizan.
Hotels at the Centennial.
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2d Sabbath in
each mouth by Rev. W. II. Gilbert at 3 p.
liibte'i Chapel. Preaching 3d Sabbath in
each month by Rev. W. 11. Gilbert at 11 a.m.
Highland Services 3d Sabbath in each
month by Rev. W. II. Gilbert nt 3)i p. ni.
Vrtr'Vj-Scrvice8 4th Sabbath in each
HionWiK i y, IVH. G:ft!rrr nM; p. m.'
n. Whit Hull Services on the 2nd Sablmlh
-v of , each month at 11 a. in., by Rev. James
Jlluff Sprwqt Services on the 4th Sabbath
11 a. m., by Kev. James
4," W i
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We understand that the Hotels in
Nashville will neither raise nor lower
their rales of charges during the Ccn
tennial Exposition, but may nccessart
ly have to curtail some of the accom
modations in the way of rooms, owing
to the crowded state of their houses at
that lime. .
Every effort however will be made
to accommodate all. Of course gentle
men alone cannot expect separate rooms
on that occasion. - Parties who desire
to go in groups will do well to address
the Nicholson House for special direc
tions, w hich is one of the best; neatest
and most convenient hotels in the city
in every respect; &eo notice elsewhere
t is only 150 yards from the Exposi
.' iJt v:' '', of each mouth at
1,1 & A. M. Wr.rren, No. 125 1st Monday
; night in every inoiitu, in their hall over
the court room. A DAM Gltoss, W. M.
night iu eve
lOYAL ARCH CHAlTER-3rd Thursday
U. KENNEDY, 11. 1'.
I). O. F. McMinnville, No. 14; every
. Tuesday niyht. iu their Hall over II. if.
I'sulkner & to.
over II. if
A..C. Uaoss, N. G.
ENCAMPMENT 1st Thursday night In
every month. A. M. Iil liNEY, C. P.
KNIGHTS OF IIONOU-Mountain City.
No. 140; Odd FellowV Hall, 2nd uud
4th Monday nights iu every month.
E. Mczzy, D.
NIGHTS AND LAUY'S HONOR 2ud
and 4th Thursday night in every month.
. - J.C. Maktin, P.
CHANCERY Sits 1st Monday in May and
November; John W. Burton, Judge ; J.
. " - ,C. Biled, I'lfrk."
(TtKt "HIT Kits Tuesday after 4tli Moiiiliiy
) in January, Mav, mid Seiileniber: J.J.
. Williams, Judge ; A. J. Curl, Clerk.
J riOUNTY Sits bv quorum 1st Monday in
KJ every month; full court every quarter;
Jolin V . 1 ow les, hsq., t liaiimnn ; am lieu
,ffltff? derson, Clerk.
. fct' il I.-it Crti'VTi' AriMnr l I fl W T
Weft .1 4 I jSSjj... sheriff: W. L. Swan. Register:
Jf J-'jft-,-.,! .,.. T,i r..ll....t,ir on, I Tulatoo!
-IJ.T'Um f'""Ml f -v. ...... . . ,
,tjleo,T. Purvis, Kanjitr; R. M. A ruo, Jailer;
, 'O. C Smith, County Superintendent of Pub
JL Municipal Jlonrtl,
IfAYOR J. C. Riles; Coimcilmen II. L,
jll WaMint', Herordrr, A. 11. Gross, Jesse
Wulniiy, Wi W. Vinijrlian, K. T. Imm, W
V. Whitson. Jlnrthiil, Martin Phelps.
, v"-' McM..fc M. 11. It.
,One triiii daily, and return.
1,:AVKS. I ARRlVKfl.
MeMinnvillo 10:00n.m. McMinnville 5 p.m.
,Tullalioma .lop.m. lullatioma lj:4d"
Ceniieclswlth train for Chattanooga 1:10p.m.
. , Nashville 2:15 "
Telepraph office nt the depot. Night mes
sages scut at null rntes.
r k W. Johnson,
Ajjent and Operator.
A large number of Indianaiis left In
dianopolis on April 20, for the South
Governor. Williams and Hon. T. A
Ieudricks are anions: them. Farmers
and mechanics compose the party main
y, and many will no doubt be on the
ook out for homes among us. TenneS'
see should ever be ready to welcome to
her hospitality such guests as these,
We are iu l'avor of a good class of im
migrants who desire to settle perma
eutly iu our midst and become of us
nd for us as a Slate. We have
but little patience with that floatin
class who think they carry the world
around with them, and wkere they are
there is light and all else is darkness.
The party reached Nashville on tha
21st, and those who were so fortunate
as to be present at the reception of
ix-Govcrnor Hendricks heard the
words of wisdom and patriotism full
from his lipa instead of the old stereo
typed tfpeech oi Gen. Uraut "receiving
is to be invaded again. This time it
will not be by armed hosts, but in an
old-fashioned way. A few days since
some prominent Virginia gentlemen of
both wings oi the Democratic party in
that State appeared in this city and ex
acted a promise of Senators Vance,
V oorhees, 1 enuleton nnd Gordon and
Representative Blackburn to make a
series ot speeches in that State iu next
month. The Hon. John F. House will
not be able to go, as he expects to de-
TVote all his spare time to the Centen
nial at .Nashville.
It will be readily seen what interest
the members of the democratic party
feel iu the coming canvass in that grand
Unfortunately, there are well ground
ed fears that things w ill not work well
for the Democracy in that State, unless
tne hearts oi the people are recalled to
their ancient allegiance by the eloquent
appeals of fellow-Democrats outside the
fctate. II amiHtjtun lorreqwndent of vie
The above shows what the result of
divisions and strife in the democratic
party will lead to in Tennessee, unless
our people are wiser than the Virginia
democracy have proved themselves on
their State debt question. The time
for tho friendly interposition of the dis
tinguished gentlemen above named in
behalf of peace in the democratic ranks,
was before the party was divided. , The
time for Tennessee democracy to take
miph -.counsel is now, before any pplit
has taken flace, before her conventions
have met, eo that the counsel may pre
vent rather than attempt to heal after
the division has become a fact. Let
all true democrats frown upon all efforts
to divide and distract the party.
D. D. D. L. S.
Collins Kiver, April 12, 1880.
To the Editor of the Standard:
Thinking perhaps no one was going
to reply to our Collins river correspon
dent, I take the liberty of responding,
for I greatly admire bachelors when
they are not too old. I have had my
eye on Mr. Clcndenen some tirae, but
did not know how to come at him until
I saw he was ndvertised. It would be
so nice to be Mrs. of that new house
of his. Now this is leap year and he
had better look out, for some one h anx
ious to catch hiraf Allow me to men
tion a few other promiueut old bache
lors who are as anxious to get married
as those advertised. Uue is Mr. James
Moflit, a smart old bachelor, but he is
so timid. Tho ladies will haveHo do
most of the talking. There is Mr. An
drew Myers, riding about on his Ken
tucky bjack, hoping some young lady
will admire the horse if not the rider.
They are ad mired ,bf"fiot a few. I will
also speak of another bachelor, who has
come to spend leap year with us. He is
the well known Mr. Sam Gardner, who
has been making his home on Hickory
creek, for some time past. We feel
complimented to know Mr. Gardner
has come to his old home to accept his
cap year proposal.
An old bachelor is a lovely object,
and I hope they will all get off this
year without any difficulty. Surely
they do not expect to wait until the
young men have bargaiucd for all the
prettiest and ' smartest . girls in the
ountry. If so, they are waiting until
it will be "Lord, any before none."
Now my friends if you have any trouble,
just call on Mr. Card well, ho was never
known to fail in making a match.
Now all old bachelors, when you
wish to advertise yourselves again, do
so without any hesitation, and we will
know you. are still in the notion to
We will not advertise any more un
til these are married off. Hoping to be
invited to your weddings soon, I re'
main ns ever, Roay.
THILROAD-Lesves 10 a
lb n. in.
hPARTA daily stage leaves 8 a.m.; ar-
)J rives 6 p. m- "
rtMITll VI LI.K Horse leaves 1 p. in., an
O and arrives nt 12 noon, on Tuesday
ThniSdavr nnd Sntardnys. On Fridays,
leaves a. m., nnd arrives 7 p. m.
lrOlM)Bl!BY Horse- leaves (J a. m.; ifr
II rivcl- P. n. on Wednesdays and Fri
IftVINO COLl-F.GE norse leaves 5 a.
in.: arrives 7 rf. o Thursdays and Hat
dvs. ' . . .
fbst cilce hovh from " ? P- JJ.
f . i I R, Kennedy, P. M.
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: Vj FRANK 8PCBLOCK.
The Masons of Nashville have de
termined to take a baud In our Centen
nial, which marks out a new departure
and one which will commend itself as
verynppropriate. They have secured
the elegant store-room in the Berry
block, adjoining Uuutington's store,
and wJ at once proceed to fit it up in
a hafldsome style, putting a neat carpet
on the floor, hanging fine engravings
and pictures on the walls, and will fur
ther decorate the room with rare Hov
ers and evergreens. The room will be
furnished with chairs, tables, writing
paper, envelopcc, jwstal cards, pens and
ink the leading newspapers of this
and other States, together with Mason
ic and other periodicals will be found
on these tables, Everything that can
be done to furnish a cosy retreat for the
visiting brethren will be provided, and
a large register will be kept so that all
Masons who visit these rooms will be
requested to register their names and
the lodge to w hich they belong. ; A
committee will be on hand night and
day to attend to the wanU of visiting
brethren. A telephone ill be placed
in the room so that communication can
be had with any part of the city.
Mississippi is again being agitated
over her repudiatexl State debt. The
bondholder has made a proposition to
take new bonds for the old debt to its
original amount seven million dollars.
This debt was repudiated in 1838, am
has bmi a source of uneasiness and
trouble to the people ever since.
Doctors, Druggists and Drinkers Look
Judge Trewhitt, in his charge to the
Grand Jury at Athens, Monday last,
instructed them to find true bills against
all physicians who prescribed w hiskies,
brandies, or any other drinks, the body
of which was alcohol, when prescribed
to persons whom they had any reason
to believe desired the same to use as a
beverage. He also instructed the jury
to hold all parties connected with the
sale of alcohols responsible such as
the druggist.-, though he sold on pre
scription, and the man who did the "pur
chasing". W e understand that he also
instructed the jury that they had the
power and that it was their sworn duty
to call before them any person selling
the same and compel them to exhibit
their prescriptions or books.
To the Editor of the Standard':"
We have been having rather cool
frosty weather for the past few days,
damaging the fruit crop materially.
The peach crop will be almost if not
an entire failure. The present cold
snap has materially retarded farm work
in the way of planting corn thus far ;
but the indications are now that we
will have more favorable weather for
that business. The wheat crop is look
ing much better than a few days ago
A few mild warm showers would stil
put a very different aspect upon al
We are iuformed that Eld. Parker
has been called to the pastorate of the
church at Mill Creek, known as Provi
dence, situated in the north part of this
county. It ia to be hoped that they
will be much revived under his care.
Sunday School Institute.
The following is the programme for
the Sunday Schod Institute to be hel
at Hebron, on Saturday, May 1st, at 2
o'clock p. in., during the sittings of the
McMinuville Presbytery of the C. P.
1. What is the Sunday School ?
biat'.ussioi) opened by Prof. A. M.
Burney. , , .
2. What has the Sunday School
done for the Church'? :
Discussion opened by Rev. J. T.
Barbee. . .
3. What has the Sunday School
done for the World ? .
Discussion opeued by II. II. Nor
4. Our obligation to promote the
Sunday School cause. ;
Discussion openea by Kev. JH, is.
DeWitt. , .
S. Onestion Drawer. " " -
Opening speeches will be limited to
fifteen minutes each, and all others to
Ail members of Presbytery, the War
ren county Sunday School Association,
nnd visiting friends are invited to par
ticipate in the discussion.
Rev. J. II. Warren
Rev. J. N. Loughrt Com.
JohxD. Wilson )
The Railroad Extension has already
paid oqt to Warrea county for labor,
material and supplies, about $12,000.
This has been very generally distribu
ted among all classes of our people.
FROM THE BLUFF CITY.
Memphis, Tenn., April 15, 1880.
To the Editor of the Standard :
Yesterday waa a big day in Mem
phis. We had a visit from the "Henjpe
ror" as your English friends would say.
U. S. arrived at the depot at 7:30 ft.
ro. and was met by a committee, which
welcomed him to Memphis, and escort
ed him to the Peabody. At 10:30 a
procession formed on Main street, com
posed of members of the various mili
tary organizations in their brilliant uni
forms, the fire brigades,' negroes in
hacks, white citizens in carriages, 3 or
4 colored societies rejoicing in euphoni
ous and melliflous names, such it the
'Benevolent, KnighU of the Orient,
Sons of Lion, Jrc." These were formed
into line, when a carriage containing
our whole-souled and nobloDr. Porter,
Chiof of the Taxing District, General
Grant, and two other gentlemen, fell
in and the procession started down
Main street and promenaded revcral
principal street.! until they arrived at
Court Square, where a stand had been
erected for the illustrious visitor and
suite and principal speakers.
An address of welcome was delivered
y Col. Patterson, to which Grant re
sponded, both address and response
were listened to very attentively by the
vast assemblage. The streets were
crowded by whites and blacks, and I
saw the procession at three different
points, and was struck with the
marked civility of the multitude, and
the noticeablo lack of enthusiasm not
a hurrah, wave of handkerchief or hat
all was as still as if it had been the
passage of Dan Rice's circus. The peo
ple came out to see Grant as they would
to see Barnum's Elephants, and they
manifested just as much enthusiasm iu
the one as they would in the other,
with this exception, that I think the
elephants would have had the advan
tage, for a majority of the darkies were
disappointed in Grant; he looked like
any other well-fed or over-fed, red-faced,
portly man, dressed in a plain suit of
black, and a silk hat. They expected
to see a man on horse back, with a few
feathers and buttons, Ac. In the after
noon Gen. Grant visited a colored
church and was bored by several
speeches from colored orators; this ova
tion was moving on swimingly when a
sudden coolness fell upon the "meetin,"
for it was discovered that some thrifty
and enterprising "Son of Thunder" de
sired to combine business with pleasure,
and doubtless disappointed in not hav
ing obtained that 40 acres and a mule,
or perhaps wishing to continue in the
procession as far as Little Rock en route
for Kansas, or perhaps from the pen
chant of pure cussedness, however, this
Grant man went through Major Some
body from Chicago, and relieved him
of fifteen dollars and all the railroad
passes. This was the awful fly in the
pot of ointment, the feelings of the
General were wounded in the house of
Hie Elder is quite a plain and unas- hU fl.jenJs After Mk the part vis.
sum.ng minister, anoui'ou years ox age. ited the theatre and the Tenn. Club, af-
1 see our young tnend Vt. Milton ter wllich R bnauet ,meail ,he
rarker in our midst again visiting his p(,abo(y. when a number of our local
old friends ana relations, lhe young polltIeIans and officials, and a few pub-
Doctor looks baie and hearty, lie uic men speut a fuw houra iu tl)aslinri
reports that he is having a first rate Lnd blowing, and toadying the "com-
practice in nis new iocuuod uuniuo iug mm the ra!in who has 8een the
Valley, Putnam county, Ttnn. woru an(j wi10 expecta to bGi by the
At the present writing we are bay- Erace of friends tbe aext and la!jt
ing some une snowers wuicn are raucu presidont of the United States,
needed and will revive the spirits ot t uns croW to rav that Gn. Grant
t . i - o a J
the farming class greatly.
We want it still understood that our
people are much interested in the pro
posed turnpike loading from Sraithville
to McMinnville. Many of our old
The Two Thirds Rnle.
This time honored rule in the Na
tional democratic conventions has be
come the unwritten law on that subject.
It slruld by all means stand, as it is
likely to do. '
National Democratic conventions
have been held and nominees have re
ceived a two-thirds majority vote as
Gen, Andrew Jackson 1S28,... Two-thirds.
'Jeu. Andrew Jackson "
Martin an Jturi-n 18:i'i,.. "
Martin Van Puren 1K10... "
.lame K. Polk 1844... "
Ji u. Lewi Cans 184K... "
fit!U. Franklin Pieeee 1852... "
Jainex liiiohminu I80G... Majority.
tieu. J. (J. ltrockenridije )
Stephen A. Douxlnw ) lMlOJfo noinina'n
Oen, MoLnllnnd ...,$,WI''4..:MaWity
Horatio Seymour f itW... ""
Homoe Of'eley 1S72... Two-thirds.
SuniiM 1 J. TildVn 1876... "
Those were defeated, f Seymour was de
manded by military nnd disfranehiseruent
measures out of the eleetion. Tilden was
elected and w as defrauded out jjof the office-
The Convention divided nnd liotli nomi
nated hy their respective division by ma
jority rule. '
fftiwtmtnt of gitcrafart.
"This column is devoted to school &x
cation, science and philosophy which
pluce under the general head of Llteratnr.
OD TO K A. MI VILLE. .
Ho I flingr the bunnrri to the brseie, -And
let the cannon's draf 'uing peal
Boll In thunder tone, - .--
"till the very twer reeL
Bid yon oUvr-fliroated belli " ' 1 :.
Pour forth tl cir wealth f fton'ft, ' .
And ring as ne'er before they've rung, .
King both loud and long.
For it's beeu a hundred yearn, this mora.
Since Progress, iu her westward flight, .
Kissed the lufant soul of Nashville, v
And hade it wake to morning' light. '
The Gocdess mounted then upon tha waiters ,
. .Cut-she left her handmaid, Lahor, with tha
-hild, v' "V "
And when, ti.rat the infant op'ed its eyet, . '
What scenes they met! no grand and wild.
From the FarjVfst.
Stokkwai.i, Isiux Tkr'y, April 7, 1880
To the Editor of the Standard :
I thought a few lines from this
country would be pastime for some of
your many readers. Times are reason
ably good in this part of the country;
the prospect for a good wheat crop is
favorable; the farmers are generally
ready to commence plowing their corn;
cotton planting will commence next
week. Our little village Stonewall
handled about 500 bales of cotton last
year. Cotton will average one bale
per acre, wheat from 18 to 20 bushels;
corn, from 45 to 00 bushels per acre.
Corn is worth 75 cents per bushel;
wheat, $1.35; flour $4.50 to $5.00 per
100 pounds; coffee, 25 cents per pound;
sugar, 10 to 12J cetit; syrups 75 cents
to $1.00 per gal.; domestics 10 to I63
cents per yard; and everything else iu
Your valuable paper reaches us every
Thursday, and having been born and
raised in Warren Co., Tenn., I look the
columns over and over as if it was a
word from my relatives and friends.
James T. Henicuar.
The following is taken from a recent
issue of an hvansville, Indiana, paper:
There was a special interest attached to
the services at the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church yesterday, from the fact that it was
the nrst use ot tne telephone arrangement
recently adopted to enable the sick or iutirm
who are unable to leave their homes, to
listen to the church service. The experi
ment whs perfectly successful, the entire
service organ, choir, and prenchur being
distinctly heard in houses several squares
away, and proving a great coinlort to a uuin
ber of aged and invalid inctnuera,
u nids a ani'K and truiibled stream.
A uiouut upon whose unshorn head,
first, the smiles of morning beam.
And from its rock-ribbed bosom btirsti a rill, .
Which by 1 he old 111 mint's throbbing heart
is prexscil .
Upward into life. And murni 'ring sweetly,.
Thus, iu silver tones, the mount addreaa'd: .
''Old Mount! while lingering in yon dell ' ,
1, a dew drop, clinging to an oaken leal,
Heard a boast, that seemed at least presumpt
uous, And to my miml beyond belief.
A sturdy oak did to its neighbor any
'A bridge will leap yon mighty stream
Ere a hundred years nave passed away, "
And in the massive web my form shall ;
And at a boost an bold .
My crystal sides with laughter shook, ' ' "
And in my mirth 1 lost my hold
And dropped into a passing brook. ' .
Home by the niiirm'riug rill
Into yon dark'ned river's bed, ' "
I mingled with its tawny tves ",!'). 1
Aud told them what the old nak,aaid.
And to my wonder, thus they spake: ,
"Kre that bridge shall leap our flood acroat,
A grievous load, of life nnd freight, . t
I'pou our bosom we shall loss." ;
'"Tis so, my child," the old mount said,
"And ere the hundredth time, cold wiuter'a
Has bound its clmplet round my head,
A noble crown will grace my ancient brow.
Hound my base a city broad shall spread,
And down my sides- when school's let out
The girls luid boys wiil chase their hoops, . ,
With glowing feet and merry shout
Grim-visngcd wiir'll unsheathe his sword
And dip it in a iiauou's blood, ' "
And here he'll truce the name of Thomas
There the name of Hood. . -;
Hark I what is that sound ?
Look ! gaze up yon winding stream,
Dost thou not see' ....
. That dipping pntldle gleam T ,
reminded me forcibly of one of my
special friends in McMinnville, but as
I hope to visit you, and as I will neces
sarily have to cross the square from
Colville s corner to the 1 ost Office, and
farmers aud oitizens will be ready to as I may be so weighted down with
won xviver mua, tnai 1 coum not
run, and therefore fall a victim for my
comparison, but when l come up 1 will
commence operations so soon as they
can get their- crops off their hands.
All that is lacking to have the road teu you that is, if my friend is out in
put through is a little aid and encour- the country as he frequently is.
acement bv the neoDla of each town. . ' MEMPHIS.
Dibrell, April 15.
Unity of Action.
The following timely words from the
A Warning to Sons of Kinirod.
Tersons who find it pleasant or prof- Pclika A,il' Tima' should characterize
ltablo to hunt game should not over- vue neart 01 every irue painoi ;
look the fact that in Tennessee the game "The great principles of success eith
law ia now in force. It reads as fol- in business or politics, "' is unity of nc
lows: "That it shall not be lawful for tion. . The party cannot hope to win in
any, person to hunt, kill, or capture, the coming struggle without jt. The
from the first day of March untd the bickerings and cavilings of disappointed
15th of September in each year, any office seekers must be stopped. There
game bird, as pheasant, grouse, quail, are many men in the party who have
partridge, lark, woodcock ortnipe, nor claims to political preferment, but they
wild turkey from the 1st of May until must remember that self-abnegation is
the 15th of September; nor any time imperative in this great struggle of
to kill or capture any birds oi song, as freedom agaust anarchy and misrule,
the mocking-bird, thrush, robin or eri- It is imperative that every democrat
ole. or any birds known to destroy in- should do his whole duty, sinking per
fects, the sparrow, bluebird, wood peck- sonal aspiration and aggrandizement
er or yellow-hammer, nor shall it be for the welfare ot the entire country,
lawful lor any persons at any time to Jjet the rallying cry be 'the lonsutu
rangement will be permanent
This item was copied and comment
ed upon by the papers of other cities,
and it may be of interest to the read
ers of the Cumberland Presbyterian. A
few weeks since, the session of this
Church provided the pastor's study with
a Bell telephone, with microphone at
tachment, so that he could readily com
municate with all parts of tho city
where such instruments are in use, and
that he might be in reach, at a mo
ment's notice, of all who might need
his services. The arrangement is prov
ing a wonderful convenience to the pas
tor, as well as to all others whose du
ties bring them in contact with him,
and a brief experience has fully demon
strated that it is worth much more
than it cost in the saying of time and
The superintendent of .the telephone
exchange, desiring to ascertain whether
the instrument would transmit distinct-
y to persons at a distance the various
services on the Sabbath, placed the mi
crophone on the pulpit, fifty feet away,
connecting it with the telephone by
wires utider the floor. I he success ot
the experiment is described in the par
agraph given above. A lady residing
a mile from the church, who hag a tel
ephone in her house, and who has not
heard a sermon lor more tnau a year,
remarked to tho writer to-day that she
sat at home and heard, with perfect
ease, almost every word of the hymns,
prayer, and sermon as distinctly as if
she had been in the midst of the con
gregation. Of course those who are
able to go to church would not content
themselves with this substitute; but to
those who love the house of the Iird
and aro prevented from attending its
services, the arrangement will, no doubt
prove a very great comtort the pas
tor conducts the services as usual, with
out regard to instrument, and it occa
sions no incouvieuce nor labor to any
one. As many persons aa have tele
phones can listen at the same time.
tunwerlana X rttbylenan. . , .
T'wasRn. E'en now Dcmonbreun and his men
-Pending on their weary oars swept round
Rejoicing, ns the Argonauts of old, '
That al last the golden fleece was found.
And hen the flattened keel
Grated on the pebbly shore,
1 he red deer's hiiunt and Nashville's site
Was wilderness 110 more.
Lnhor then her lyre assumed,
And swept the strings and sang,-
Her song the plowbny's blithesome tune
And the settlers stroke that through the
And hade the old oaks cheer.
And hope 'twould never be their lot -To
meet the fate their fathers met.
To fall, and wheu they fell, to rot.
And then her voice grew hoarser,
Her music grew more rough,
And mingling in the tnvin was heard, '
The engines sternly purl'.
The Red men crouching in the tangled brakes
Dreading the flume iikludling from tlds
Rpark, , ...(..
Fitted to their hows the shafts
Shattered 'ere they reached the mark.
Aht sooner had those dusky braves
llude yon Nir,on to seek its source, '. , ;
Than with their pigmy stiength presume "
To o'er mutch Progress in her on ward COurMM
A century has passed. The stream is spanu'd
A noble crown the old mount wears. . -
And on its tawny bosom, the Cumberland , '
Its promised burden boars, '.
Prnnd city of the West! '
Bravely all of Fortune's thrusts defy, ; :,
For mid the wreck of worlds ,
Only slmlt thou die. - .t'Y'.ut'.
. ' Written by a JJoy, y
A New Telegraph Line. '
Tho American Union Telegraph Co,
are now erecting a competing line along,
the route of the N.- tC.Ii.R. Th ,
wire is tip to a point past Tullahom
about opposite Winchester. ,.(,,
"Competition is the life of trade.)
t " .
We renew our proposal that the coon
ties of Warren and White celebrate tb
4th of July 1880 at the Caney Fork
and shake hands of congratulation
across that "chaBm"(on the natal day
of our independence, and in honor of
the completion of the railroad to that
paint. What do you say bro. Hill f ,
' It is generally believed by the oldest
inhabitants that all the fruit is killed
That is quite a loss to 1 all those who -have
large orchards, and will be felt hf
all fruit lovera.--TafVy Ilendd. ' 1-
Sambo Hill Return.
Despite all the stories of murder,
whipping and relentless penwution of
the blacks on the lower Mississippi, it
is a proven and admitted fact that hun
dreds of exodusters who went to Kan
sas have begged their way back to their
former homes, preferring to take their
chances with the alleged' bulldozers.
destroy the nesta or eggs of any of the tion as it is,' and every democrat hut ratuer than with their republican
above named birds. Any perjon-found do his duty in healing the discords in
guilty ot violating the foregoing section pur ranks, should this be done, unity
is subject to a fine of $5 for each wild of action, unity of principle would fol-
turkey killed, and the same for each low, and the party would become in-
bird a nest robbed or destroyed. . viuwoJe,
friends in that intensely radical State.
It is equally true that most of the exo
dusters now in Kansas would' be, glad
to retura if they could get means to do
Two Wood Tapera li 91.78.
We will furnisTi tile Nashville Week
ly Banner and the k)rTiiER5JiTAXI-
Aiu Loth one year fur $1.75, less taW1
the price of o4 of the county papera"
putent outsidca. , ,. .... ... ;
Ladle, I10 You Wast Cr4aT '
If you do leave orders with J). Ik
Brown or Wcaiack & Colville, and tha
Standard Job Office nil fill them
with the latest and nicest visiting cards
from their new stock of fancy cards ci