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OCT, :!, 18SO.
fflepurfmcnt of Vitcruliue,
l A ' tThi ruluiuii is tlevoteil In sel Is, eilu
utinn, seienee ami philosophy which we
i' jiIucb uuiiir ttie iruiicral hcud ( Literature.
V.' -X-1- -a:
"Should Old Aciiiiaiiitaiicc lie
rgot and Never lironglit
1 'I lit Si IIOIV
' vouiiafliulica in Tennessee, the d;ui"li-
IS. ler of a gifted poetess ami uutlioic.-s,
nml is ntiite welcome to a place in our
flTmns, as we feel sun; lici-ides, it will
i..., prove interesting to tliu renders of the
Sunday Tiiiu;. The letter within a
".Ali'lti-r iviiils ns fulloux :1
For the pages of your sparkling new
.-journal, would you like u leaf from the
olden time? I have just read a pleas
- ant and graceful tribute jv.iid ill a ro
"cent number of the Standard, to the
inumory of my graiidlather. No one
ould be more richly deserving of the
love fxpressed by Dr. E. S. Jnyues,
'-.He was one of five brothers uH men
- of stately presence and profound intel
" lect. Four became inini.-ti rs of the
ij;ospel, while he chose the law as a pro
fession. As a teacher, his elliirs were
directed to the advancement of young
uien in classical studies, and his prulici
v'euoy as a claesical. scholar may be in
ferred from the fact that in the recita
tion room he never used a book. J)r.
Joyuei laughingly tells us of the ditl'er
enee his class experienced when my
grandfather was absent attending to his
duties as Chancellor (having appointed
sow one tu hear the recitations), and
when he was present himself, walking
to and fro w ith his ImtiiLs locked behind
him, but as quick to arrest a mistake
tu a thorough musician would be to de
tect a false note in the performance of
He married one of the first and fair
est ladies that the "Eastern Shore"
ever produced a relative of Gov.
Wise, who was his life long asso
ciate and friend. The young couple
"went West," aud resided for a time in
Columbus, Ohio, the father of the lady,
Capt. Thomas Parker, who was an olli
cer during some of our troubles with
the "Mother Country," having entered
four thousand acres of land in that part
of Ohio known as the Virginia Milita
ry Reservation. From a packet of
time yellowed letters, I quote for you a
description of what the now splendid
city of Columbus was somsthing more
thau fifty years ago, hoping it may
prove interesting. My grandmother
writes thus of her new home :
CoLUMiifs, May 28, IMS,
"My Deak Aunt : Ever since the
reception of your much valued letter,
it has been my intention to answur it,
and give you some accjuut of this
place, of the people, maimers, customs,
etc. Rut the ceremonies of introduc
tion in a strange place, to new wpiain
Unices, have left me very little leisure.
1 liud time enough to think of old
friends, hut have not written half as
ot'teu us was desirable. My husband
has gone to Hillsborough, on business
with Gov. Trimble, which, presume,
will require his absence two weeks. In
the course of that period I intend writ
ing U) all my correspondents.
. You are anxious that old Virginia
- should hold the lust place m my re
tards. Absence has uot at all dimin
ished my partiality for the place of my
,atLVity, nor do I think it ever will ;
titli rather strengthen my attachment.
CL However, as it was highly neccessny
I and important that I should leave it,
fliyou will doubtless be pleased to hear
1 that I find this a much more pleasant
vtrv tlmii was antieipatfciUeilher by
uch a line
yT.: ei'ixS; ire 1 uc la u t to
iitofr uTBresbj'tcrTTlltsi aud
(lher(iuducted by the Eiiscopaliau8.
'nSie8 attends the last mentioned.
;We have no minister at present, but
iucr. ind ro6d poiirit1 1 la the after-
noon I "atteild CiYe Presbyterian church,
to hear Mr. Iloge; he is a good preach
er, aud a aian of excellent character.
Bishop Chase has been away tu the
East ever since we have been here. He
resides at Worthington, about nine
miles from this place. He is expected
next mouth, aud it is hoped we will
have preaching occasionally during the
summer. Our congregation is now
There axe no hamlaonic
churulija an yet iu this place, but we
trust that will not long be the case.
An cumeratioii of the inhabitants in
the town of Columbus was taken recent
ly, from which it appears that the
whole population is 1,5 12. This is a
larger number than lias been generally
estimated. More than one-seventh of
the population are children under five
years, there being 232. There are 2 10
from five to ten years of nge, making
nearly one-sixth ; from ten to fifteen
years, 177; from fifteen to twenty-one
years, only 1515. This gives a total
population under fifteen of 01!). There
are 2j!) householders. Columbus, not
withstanding its slow progress bids fair
within a lew years to become a large
and nourishing town, if it continues to
healthy as it has been since the
nt of the inili-dain. The Cum-
road'mssing through it, a turn-
piin fandusKy, which in all prob
ability will be completed in a thort
time, and thp navigable feeder of the
canal, w ilFnjj&it tb.fjyiipoiiuni of an
extfnsivc f 3Luk,l"of country, and
H-omie a central position
lieh much of the trade lTjTi
West tJtast Will pass, lias increased
in, ire lahdly within the last year than
at any otlnr like period hrretofore. It
was supposed that the mill-dam men
tioned had made the place unhealthy,
and hist summer it was torn away by
citizens without the consent of the
We have received invitations to visit
Hillsborough and Cincinnati. Mrs.
Hay ward insisted upon our going to
Cincinnati. She thought we would
prefer settling there, as it was the
finest town in the State. We have
promised Gov. Trimble to visit Yellow
Springs with his family this summer.
It is taid to be a most beautiful place,
only forty or filly miles from here,
and an excellent road all the way.
This town is very handsomely situated
on the ea.4 bank of the Seiota river.
High street and liroad street cross each
other at right angles, on two sides of
the centre sijuare, which contains ten
acres, and is appropriated for the State
buildings. At the south end of the
town there is a mound, supposed to
have been formed in the past ages, but
by whom i; entirely unknown. There
is not even u tradition among the In
dians relative to its formation. It was
a place where the men of other years
deposited their dead, for many of their
bones have been disinterred. A road
now passes through it, and the bones
crumble under the dray horses' hoofs,
and are wafted away ou the winds.
Tho society of this place is very
The ladies aro very gay in
their dress. Last winter there were
many public balls ; few married ladies
attend them, and the gentlemen were
out of patience, and threatened never
to invite us again. I feel in a measure
compelled to accept invitations, being
a stranger ; you know it is necessary
for a stranger to make more exertion
to be agreeable than an "old inhabi
tant." We took tea at Judge Parish's
on Sunday. Mr. West came home with
us and stayed all night, lie was in
such a hurry to be oil that he could not
wait fur breakfast. I gave him some
bread and milk, and away he galloped
to the liishop's, to proceed immediately
on his journey to England, (five my
love and min'tre to Henry Wise, and
a.sk him if he has forgotten Miss liable?
I hope to see him in Washington this
summer, w hen I shall have a great deal
to tell him. I hear his Louisa is to be
married to Mr. Pettit, w ho has been a
widower five or six long mouths. Tell
Adelaide she must send my piano. I
now feel the want of it more than ever.
I have not seen one since I came here.
We hear so much about turnpike
roads and canals that I could uot help
telling you something about them.
There has been a celebration or parade
here to-day, on account of opening the
"feeder." I am invited to a large party
this evening, and it is time I was pre
paring. I almost despair now of eee
ing the Virginia frjends wo expected
this ppriug. As ever yours,
E. P. S.
" A guess" was a lady of color my
granduianlina's maid, and, of course,
swruf drijny morcristocratie than her
"y6ungOuistre-. ' "BlfoWSiE."
Nestledown, Oct. 15, 1880.
An e,ijit is being made to have
Capt..fcjTW. Howgate appointed to
the pSufln of Chief Signal Service
Ollicer, made vacant by the death of
Gen. Meyer. Capt. Howgate has done
great service in Louisiana by his system
of frost signals which enable the sugar
planters to know the state of the tem
perature forty-eight hours in advance.
It is of the highest importance to the
sugar, cottou and tobacco interests to
have a man in that position w ho has
showu his ability to make of practical
use in agriculture the weather provision
wich will save thousands of dollars
yearly in the States where these three
crops ure cultivated."
In order to know the rapidity of the
changes of tho weather, we will only
' have to say, "IIuwV thebaic of the
j weather, now, Caja'u ?
"Where is hell?" asked n scoffer.
"Anywhere outside of heaven," was
the answer. .'.
According to this, when a man is
told to "go to hell !" he is only advised
to remain with his present company.
According to Prof. Hitchcock, the
mortality of intemperate men is nearly
five times as great as that of tenirerate
men. Of 100,000 thousand persons,
it had been found that 18,000 intem
perate people had died to 4,000 tem
perate. It is estimated that there are now
700,000 Master Masons in this country
and 50,000 Knights Templar. The
latter order was introduced into this
country early in the century, and the
first conclave was hxdd in 181fi.
"Many clergymen in this country
have lately received n circular from a
fjoiit'in dealer in end-hand sermons.
He oilers sermons "lithographed in a
bold, round liand," so that those who
happened to see them would suppose
they were manuscript, for 2"j cents
each, or $20 per hundred. He has a
line of cheaper sermons in print, at 10
cents apiece, warranted orthodox; nnd
others a little more expensive which
have 'a pleasantness, yet an awful sol
emnity about them.' "
We have heard many an extempora
neous sermon, not "lithographed,"
which was not worth 25 cents in the
currency of this, uor the world to
A lady engaged to be married, and
getting sick of her bargain, applied to
a friend to help her untie the knot be.
fore it was too late. "Oh, certainly,''
she replied ; "it is easy to untie it now
while it is only a beau-knot."
Gen. Sinedes has taken charge of
the Maxwell House nnd appointed Juo.
Henry, w ho was with him at Beersheba,
chief cook. He doesn't say who's to
ho "bottle-washer." We hope thero
will bo no bottles to wash.
After making all proper allowances,
it is asserted upon good authority that
the census of 1880 will show our Na
tional wealth to be uot less than $50,
000,000,000 against $42,000,000,000
for Great Britain, and $46,000,000,000
Excretion is the perfection of reason,
and guide tu us all in the duties of
life; cunning is a kind of instinct that
only looks out after our immediate in
terests and welfare. In short, cunning
is only tho mimic of discretion, and
may pass upon weak men, in the same
manner as vivacity is often mistaken
for wit, aud gravity for wisdom. Ad
difnii. Asking Her llusbaud.
"Well, John, what did they do at
church meeting to-night?"
"Oh, not much. Business dragged."
"Good many there?"
"About the same ns usual."
"liut didn't they do anything about
the furnace '!"
"Yes ; a committe was appointed to
see about it."
Poor Mrs' Ellis sighs nnd wishes she
could know just one thing somebody
said. She tries a more direct line of
"What did deacon Jones have to
"Oh, the deacon was on the oppo
site side, as usual."
"Opposite side of what?"
"Well, almost everything that was
"Can you tell one thing?" Mrs.
Ellis' tone showed a little irritation.
John looks at his wife iu astonish
ment. Poor fellow! He thinks
he has answered every singlo ques
tion she has asked, and what is there
to lie cross about ?
Feeling a little rebuked, Mrs. Ellis
says, more gently :
"What was the principal thing that
deacon Jones opposed ?"
"1 uon t know mat i can tell, says
John, slowly. "He seemed just as
much opposed to one thing as another."
In silence Mrs. Ellis watches the
rougish fhtiiu iu they lauh at her
among the bright coals, w hile John be
comes absorbed iu a newspaper.
O Paul, Paul ! if you had only
known what a hard time the poor wo
men would have of it, you never would
have said that they must ask their hus
bands at home. l'rerftyter'utn Baimcr.
Democratic Male Credit Platform.
5. We recogniml a disposition HjionJ
the part ot the creUitom ot the State, in
view of the great lo.s?e eiitiuk-tl by the
late war, the great depression of busi
ness, and the general shrinkage in val
ues, to make a liberal reduction in both
the principal and the interest of our
bonded inilebtedtieM, and we declai
that we favor a prompt settleineut by
the Legislature with our creditors li
on the best terms that ran Ik) agreed
upon u a result of negotiation.
OKO. II. C.U.llOl'N.
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Maxwell jM tf
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A Comploto Ascortmcnt of Finest Soiled Plate Lace Pins, Ear Sings, Sleeve
Tin' hirnrst ami most srlcii stm'k ni i u u I ru I piiilcd silver whit, knives, forks nml
spiions. All kciikN wiirriiiiteil nml will lie snl'l nt low jiriees. uiek snles itml simill
jirittits is (11,'r iiioUo.
This house, litis heen lonir I'stnMMied unit lia :i w rl!-e:irnel reiit:itinn as one of the
first-ehihs houses ill Ilie South. It e,ii;,r;oitee) all iN wiires aiol makes sjooil all it elaiins.
Uel'ereiuyJ-'Tehy niaile to Mr. I.. I'', .leioiiuaire, .1 ew eler of MeMiuuville, Tenii., nml
to the CJ Publisher of the ST. SIM 111', h Im have know n the house in liusiness re
UtiiMih ij, .Ttenis, as In everv wav reliable.
When ion ure iu the eitv eall at the M
liKuKU 11. CAI.HOl'N i ( O. Nashville.
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No. 2 City
L. V. HA IX,
K. S. II A I.I,
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AND DEALERS IX
Points, Gloss, Liquors, Cigars, Tobocco,
Sulo proprietor of Hit. Goolll.KT'si IIOITKS PANACEA, one of the let Family
Medicines known highly reeotnineiiileil for diseased of the Htoinaeh and
I.ivrr there is no better Sprint; Medicine.
IIAXMKH'S IilMMKNT, iuvaluahlc. for Man or P.east too well known for iiuy thing to
he said in its praise everv fanner should have it.
Also, HAGEU'S WUUM CANDY and I'll. SAM AltNOl.U'S lil.KAT I NIOX IMI.I.S.
; 2 ii. s. i iv iv o rr rr.
Irving 4 College,
RESUSCITATED AND REHABILITATED.
qiHE EXERCISES OK THIS INSTlTl'TloN W'U.I. COMMENCE ON MONDAY Nri.
L (ember . 1S0, under the supervision of the following
THOMAS IH.ACK, M. T., President uml Professor of Physics, Chemistry mill Geology.
W. M. JANES, A. M., Professor of Ancient l.an'iiages.
J. J. MEADOWS, A. 11. Professor of Mathematics.
E. It. ETTKH, A. 11., Teacher of Prciuratorv Department.
MISS MAGGIE L ETTKii, Teacher of Music.
Whose superior abilities as instructors are warmly endorsed liy prominent and influen
tial educators of the Soinhcm Slalis. The approaching session will witness many pro
gressive mid judicious reforms. The course of instrir'tioti w ill lie thorough, comprehen
sive anil pnicliml, ami it i the desire of the present management to advance the College
to tliu front rank of educational institutions.
Irving Collcfc U situated midway between McMiniiville and Ilccr-hehu, Springs, War
ren county, Tennessee, mid in point of bealthfulucss Is second to no place iu the laud.
The discipline will be stricllv military for the thorough government of the students and
for the development of the physical in.ui, also lor the better exercise of economy nnd
restraint upon extravagance iu dress.
MXPIOXSl'.s 1 ynl.lo One-hull' ill A.tvniMM'.
Tuition ami Hoard per session of live months i!.rii(i
" iu Primary Department $ 7 .Vi to Hum
" in Preparatory Department 1'.' ."() to la 00
" in Collegiate Department .Ml ,i '.Mki
Contingencies -,o to 1 on
Students will lie charged from lime of entrance to end of session. No deduction w ill
be made except iu cases of protracted sickness of two weeks or more.
For particulars apply to Thos. lllack, MeMiuuville, or either member of the Faculty lit
Irving College, Ttnu.
juueiu THOS. III.A K, I'ren. Itourtl ol TriiNlerH.
"VOU ATT1LTK) !
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we propose buyiug ANY AMOUN 1' OP
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Bulk meat and IJacon, Lard, Sorgliiii.i, Grass Seed,
Loose Hay Shucks and Fodder.
We are agents for the Homestead Cotton, Corn and Wheat Grower, which by the use of
l.Ml pounds to the acre, w ill make one-third more w heal, oom or cotton, and liv its use for
four consecutive enns, will restore laud ,to it pristine strength. Cull on" us uii d gut
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of IHiMESTKAD KEKTH.I.i:U. No doubt about its fertilizing etlects. If bv ucing it
you can make one-third more heat, corn and cotton, and at the some time enrich the
.oil, why not try it. Cull aud get pamplets.
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frScainlcss sacks at cost to parties bringing us grain. -ti-
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goodall, Molester & co.,
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rff We solicit the patronage of all First-Class Merchants, and (iuaruntee the most per
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BOOK VASES, DUSKS, SKCliKTAlUl'.S;
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ITM)l:iTAIi l:i! ArOIIi:
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the iiioh n In i it district.
Kvery style of Hurj illK ( Use from the I'ini.-.! Cincinnati Casket to the common..!
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All ('urpt'iilcr's work ilmic to order anil ou most uiconiinodaUuR
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Importers and J oblers of
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" 10 LOUISVILLE, KY,
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A Word to the Wisejl
Farmers, Your Atteritir
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Which has Proved Victorious on Every Field,
MIio Ivinvr 1 !- of uVnioi'ix.
Beware of Imitations nnd see that every plow you buy hns the name Olivtr
on it. Sold in MeMiuuville l.y T. F. IJUKnOl'GHS SON, wlio keep con
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gy llutrs. Spokes, Axles, Springs, Oils and Tainls, ItonN and Sliowc
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MeMiuuville, Tenn. jtni241yatig7
3 City Hotel Block,
(1. II. MOl'KNIKO.
will come forward uml settle up.