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The Butler herald. (Butler, Ga.) 1875-1962, April 29, 1879, Image 1

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THE BUTLER HERALD. PoMIshea By ) r Tf _ W. H. BENNS. S A WEEKLY DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER,DEVOTED TO INDUSTRY AND CIVILIZATION.} OXE dollar a: tear. ' (In Alvtnn VOLUME a, BUTLER, GEORGIA. TUESDAY, APRIL 20. 1879. WHOLE NUMBER 120 Advertising Rates. One sqnare one Insertion $1 00; each mb* sequent insertion 60 oents. One oolnmn,one year $100.00 One column, six months ....6000 One column, three months 36 00 Hajf oolumn, ene year 6000 Half oolumn, six months 30 00 Half oolumn, three months 20 00 Quarter column, one year 30 00 Quarter columu.six months 20 00 Quarter column, throe months 12 00 Communication* of a political oliaracter, ct art ole* written in alvocaoy or defense of toe olaims of aspirants for office, 16 oents per line. Announcement of Candidates $5 00. Legs Advertisement* Will be inserted at the following rates Sheriff sales, per square $3 60 Sheriff's mortgage sales S 00 Application for letters of administration 4 00 Application for letters of gnardirnship • 4 00 Dismission from administration 6 00 Dismission from guardianship .600 Far leave to sell land 400 Application tor homfstead 4 00 Motioe to debtors and creditors 4 00 hale of real estate by administrators, ex tou t-re and guardians, per sqnare 3 00 Sale of perishable property, ten days... .2 Of Estray notices. SOdavg iK>, All bills for advertising in this. paper are due on the first appearance of the advertite- meut will be presented when the money is needed. THIS PAPERS - - mi no P : HEW YORK. be mad* for it in 1 THE BUTLER HERALD, W. N. BENNS. fedltarand Pnllgh.r. BoMtnsriKM *1.00. Fib amok TUESDVt APRIL 20th 1879. Legend of Uacoochee; —OB— TnE ‘'EVENING STAR." “N..ooecbee—in tradition, thy sweet queen Has vanl.hen with lior maidens; not again Along thy meadows shad their forms be - , Tha monntaiu echoes catch no mor, « strai Of their wild Indian lays at evening's v V more, where rustling brunches tnter- , twine, TWy pluck the Jasmine flowers, or bresk Vtl. cane Rest,,e the marshy »trri>m,or from the Shake down, in purple showers, the luaoious tuimoodine. Cradled in among the green hills and crystal streams of North East G*., lie. the lovely valley of Na coochee, "Sleeping in beauty," while the grand old mountains surrounding her, stand like senti nel., keeping guard over this "child ttf the Chattahoochee.” In this beautiful valley, and over these blue mountains, and green hills, and iu these sparkling streams, the wild free Indian once roamed, hunted and fished, in peace and security, until the cruel ty of his Christian brother drove him from his loved hanuts forever. t I oh, k Here dwelt these two powerful tribes, the Choctaw and the Chero kee. The pride and glory of the Cherokee, was Nflcoochee, their aged chief's only daughter. The maiden, as her name signifiee, was lovely and beautiful; her soft dark eyes, from which her gentle spirit looked forth, possessed the beauty and radiance of the even ing star, for which she was named; her beautiful hair fell in rippling waves below her slender waist; hi r form was light and graceful as the young fawn with which she sported. At might be expected, Nacoochee’s conquests were many; more than one young brave lai I his trophies at her feet, but she cared not. for them. The heart of the lovely Evening Star had been given to another, and that ntl er— cruel late! a sworn enemy to her race. Santee, a gallant young Choc taw chief, was the fortunate lover of the Evening Star. Ae we have intimated, a bitter enmity existed between the two tribes; there was no intercourse between them; how then had the lovers met? Previous t o the events we are now relating, a temporary peace had been established be tween them. Half a dozen Choc- jtaw braves had met at the wig- 1 warn of old Tela-kie, Nacooohee's father, and together they had smoked the calumet—the pipe ot pence. The handsome young San tee was among them; and what wonder that his admiring gaze fell on Naooochre, as she filled the calumet for them, or busied her self in performing those little offi ces which require a woman’s hand. Looking on her thus, Santee loved her, and in his heart of hearts, de termined to win her for .his own. Naooochee was none the less at tracted by the handsome Choctaw stranger; among all the warriors of her tribe, there was noi one to compare with Santee; tall, and straight as an arrow, bits hand some head towered above all the other braves; Nucoochee regarded him with that miugled reverence, end admiration, which are the first constituents of true love; and ere the warriors turned their faces hontewad, Santee a- k.-d Nacoo- chee'a hand of the old chieftain, her father; but Teiaskie's pacific feelings did not extend tn a union of the rival tribes. W hat ? Naccochee wedd d to a Choctaw brave I His swarthy face grew still darker, and his shaggy brows gathered in a dark frown, as he sternly refused- He would sinoke the calumet with his Choctaw brother hut be would not give him the Evening Star She was to be the light of a Cher okee wigwam. Solola,or squirrel, onuofltisown tribe, had plead lor her hand, and old Telaskie had listened gladly; Naooochee despairingly. With a sad heart; .-he saw the warriors turn their luces homeward; but as Saute* passed her with a single glance in her dark eyes, he sileutly and stealthily dropped his plume at her feet; snatching it up, unnotic ed by tho others, the frightened girl hastily concealed it in her bo som; he kuew the token—he would come again. How eagerly her gentle eyes watched the warriors as they pass ed out of sight; turning once as they wonnd around tha mountain trail, the young ohief cast one lin gering glance on Naooochee, and gracefully kissed his hand to her, and passed out of sight. And Naooochee, left alone with that token in her bosom was hap py. How jealously she guarded it from all eyes but her ownl Day by day, with the constancy of love, she sought her favorte re treat. a woodland bower over-run with a wild grape-vine, and took the token from its biding place, a pure white plume only, yet to her loving eyes, written all over with words and messages of love from Santee; “Pure and white as Santee’s heart," she murmured softly, as •he laid it caressingly against her fair cheek, then hid it again in her bosom. Turning homeward one eveuiug, she was confronted I by the dreaded Solola, her destined lover—a brawny, dark-brnwsd In dian, with a homely sinister face —Naooochee both feared and hated him, but he pleased the old chief well, having made him many pres eats. Advancing to meet the trembling gill he said: "Solola's wigwam is waiting; he is very lonely; Telaskie has prom, ised him Nacoochee for his squaw.'' Naooochee drew back, saying hurriedly: ‘‘Naooochee cannot leave her father yet; Telaskie’sdaysa'efew; he has seen many moons, and he! knows all the deer through the mountains; his eyes are weary of these hunting grounds, before the frostBcome again, the Great Spirit will call him to a new hunting- gronnd where his spirit will grow young and strong;but while he is weak and weary, Nacooqhee will not leave him.” And with this oft-repeated an swer, Solola was obliged to con tent himself, though he was grow ing restive and impatient, and his brow lowered darkly as he turned abruptly away,and walked in the direction ofhis own dark wigwnm: while Naooochee gladly sought her father's side and with her own deft fingers prepared the tempting venison for his supper, and spread the warm bear-skin for his couch. Cheered and refreshed by the savory venison, Solola's gift, the old chieftain's heart was opened, and as ho smoked his pipe in peace and comfort, and ing the curling smoke dreamed ol Santee, his silent tongue found a voice: "Solola’s venison is good, he is a great, hunter; ' Nacoochee mtisi go and he his squaw, and wear the beautiful robes his strnug hands find for her,” aud the wily .old chief turned his eagle eyes full up on his daughter. The soft smile faded from her lips and the lovo-light from her eyes, ns she answered tremblingly ; “Santee’s heart—" alas, treacherous tongue ! The old chief glared at her, and talcing the pipe from his lipsoried fiercely. “Does Nacoochee dream of a hated Chootaw ?’’ The bright color that had rushed in to her cheek at the unconscious men tion of Santee’s nan e, sudden y left it colorless, and she faltered tremulously. “Nacoochee but dreams of her ene mies, and ia not Solola one of them v Did he not kiil the young fawn which Waliga gave her fora pet? his handsare cruel and bad; there ia no sunshine in hiB heart. “Nacoochee talks like a child,"said the old chief scornfully, “Solola is a great brave, aud before the kalmia blooms on the mountain again, Nacoochee shall be bis squaw.” The old chieftain’s word was law, aud Nacoochee dared not contradict him, though a wild look of fear and an guish, came into her beautiful eyes,and with a heavy heart, she sought her couch; but sleep came not to her ach ing heart, and through the long night- watchers she looked up at the silent stars shining in beauty above her, and fearfully and doubtfully besought the Great Spirit to save her from Solola’s cruel power. Morning dawned at length, and with a wild wish for San tee’s coming, she wandered out toward the mountains. Spring was abroad with her magic witohery;the many lined honeysuckle, brilliant rhododendron, and falling azalea ran riot everywhere; already the kalmia was bursting into bloom, and with a half frantic feeling, Nacoochee orushed the innocent flower beneath her feet, as though it sealed her doom. A wingged arrow whizzed through the air, and fell at her feet; she picked it up and with a throbbing heart recognized Santee’s white plume, and hastily counted the rounds earved upon the arrow—four rounds—in four days Santee would come to claim her his own—oh, would he bn in time ? With a fast beating heart, Nacoochee detuched the ploora, bid the arrow in ■the bushes, and to avoid discovery hur ried homeward. Four dayBl—to Na coochee’s trembling heart, they seemed like years. How slowly the sun mount ed tho sky each day, and bow long lie 'lingered ere he sank behind the moun tains. On the fifth day she was tobe given to Solola—oh, would Santee fail to keep bis word. TL6 wished for day came at last. Nacoochee wandered out to await his coming—she must look at the arrow again to lie sure she had oounted aright; aj she stooped to take it from its hiding place, a little shower of honeysuckles fell around her; start led, she glanced up hastily, aud San tee’s self stood before her; with a low cry of joy, .Vacoooheo sprang forward, aud was folded to his faithful heart; a few whispered words passed between them, and they parted. Late that night when all others were sleeping, Nacoochee stole softly from her father’s wigwam, and was clasped in the strong arms of Sautee who bore her “far away over mountain and fen," and ere the morning dawned, Nacoo- . hee was many leagues beyoud the reach of the dreaded Solola, her des tined lover. Santee had selected for Iter a bridal chamber (well supplied with venison and wild turkey) amid the rockv fastnesses of Mount Youah, and with the rugged clifta rising in their native grandeur around them, the lov ers felt secure front discovery. And since the first pair of lovers enjoyed their beautiful Eden, never had lovers a more beautiful home. Before them, like a magnificent pioture from the hands of nature’s great artist, stood the grand old mountains, rising peak after peak, one above another, until lost in tho depths of the soft blue sky, while at their feet, nestled in peaceful beauty, the lovely valleys, afterward honored with their names, gorgeous with frosted flowers, brilliant rhodo dendrons aud azaleas. The lovers quenched their thirst from tho crystinl streamlets that gushed from the crevices of their fairy palace. Alas, that they could not have re mained undisturbed in their Eden !But happiness, like Noah’s dove, has never yet found an abiding pluce on this earth. Great was the wrath of old Telaskie, when the elopement was discovered; he summoned a hundred stout wurriors to go in pursuit of them, aud the moun tains and valleys echoed tho terrible war-whoop, as they searched hill and vale; but duys and nights passed, and they found them not. The old chief refused either to eat or sleep. He be lieved that the lovers had sought ref uge under the Great Bear Yonah, of the valley. Renewed search was made; a savage shout of triumph startled he lovers iu their retreat, and pale and trembling with terror. Nacoochee threw herself in Santee’s arme, and even his bruve heart failed him, as they were dragged from their Bylvan home,and Nacoochee was torn from his clinging arms, and consigned to her angry father. Tile warriors aurronnded the ill-fated San tee, and sentenoe of death was hastily pronounced upon him. He was con demned to be thrown, at the setting of he sun, aud in the presence of Nacco oliee, from the highest precipice of mount Yonah. While the straining eyes of the heart broken Nacoochee watched the descend ing sun, the savags Harriot-* engaged . -J in a death song and waiwlance around the unhnppy prisoner, who pale and silent, yet brave and firm, stood with compressed lips, calmly awaiting his fate. Once did he turn toward Naooo chee; as the Bun sank nut of sight be hind the mountains, a low wail bunp from Nacoochee’s lips; Santee turned' his fins dark eyes upon her with ose last lingering look; and in another in stant, at a signal from (he old chief, four strong warriors seized him, and with one terrific yell, hurled him head long from the precipice. Quick as j lightning Nacoochee tore herself from the strong embrace of her father, and crying “Santee! Santee!’’ sprang after him into the frightful chasm. Their mangled remains were found Side by side in the valley below. The terrific shock broke the heart of* the aged father,who survived them hut a short time. Nacoochee and Santee were hurried in one grave, on the banks of the Chattahoochee, and a mound raised over them to mark the spot. The Cyprus, ivvfsml rhododen dron cover the grave of Nacoochee and San tea. j v,..c.u* e « girl ana her gallant Choctaw lover.-Sunny South. -M tQftt \ ,\Z ’ Words of Wisdom. Snrely half theworld must be blind—they can see nothing unless ■t glitters. He who gives up the. smaller part of a secret has the rest no longer in his power. It is not what you have iu vour cliest, but what you have in yonr heart, that mates you rich Tha word knowledge, strictly employed, implies three things, viz., truth, proof aud conviction. There is nothing lower than hypocrisy. To profem friendship and set enmity is a sure proof of total depravity. The best kind of reyen^e-i* that \ which ia taken by him who i 1 ' - generous that he refuses to any revenge at all. It may serve as a comfort to us in all our calamities and afllictiona ' that he that loses anything , n( j gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss. It is when our budding hopes are nipped bepond recovery by some rough wind that we are the most disposed to picture to our selves what flowers they might haTe home if they hsd floured. The Length of Days. At London, England, aud Bre men, Pru»ia, the longest day has sixteen and a halt hours. At Stockholm, in Sweden, longest day has eighteen , halt hours. ^ At Hamburg, in Germany; ajpi Dantzic, in JPusria; the longest day ia seventeen hours, and tit* shortest seven hours. f At Petersburg, in Bastim; and Tobolsk, in Siberia; the longest, day has nineteen hours, and the shortest five and a halt At Tornea, in Finland, the longest day has tweity- l %n,l|oiiA, and the shortest two hour* ana a ■ half. At Norway., the , longest day lasts trom the 21st of May to the 22d of July, i without iuternptioq; and at Spitz^ergeu. the longest’day ia that months and a half. *' At New York thetday hat 16 hours and 66 miuutes; autj-at Mon*. tTeal 151 hours. , *' .i • lY ' . ... fir ‘ Jr )