Wednesday, January 22,1873.
A Careless Postmaster. —The Post
master at Abbeville don’t care a continental
whether he attends to bis business or not.
One half of the mail sent there last week
by the mail route from here to that point
was returned to the ElSerton office, the
mail matter having never been emptied out.
Where a gentleman occupies a position it
is expected that he discharge the duties per
taining to it. If he does not intend to do
so he should resign, and if he does not re
sign he out to be removed. “Them’s our
Fertilizers. —We take great pleasure
in calling attention to the advertisement of
W. A. Swift in another column. He is
agent for several kinds of fertilizers, among
which is Zell’s, which has been used to a
considerable extent in this county, and has
been spoken of by the users as one of the
best manures ever brought to this county.
We have so much confidence in it that we
expect to try some of it this year. Mr.
Swift is a young gentleman that would not
deceive any one, and all who have dealings
with him will find him honest to a iault.
We acknowledge receipt from General
Dußose of copy of Congressional Globe con
taining hU speech on the Atlantic and
Great Western canal. This was an argu
ment showing the constitutionality of an
appropriation, and is said to have attracted
We are under many obligations to Mr.
S. K, Johnson, the gentlemanly Superin
tendant of the Georgia Railroad, for extend
We acknowledge our indebtedness to
Hon. T. M. Norwood, for valuable public
GOV. SMITH’S MESS A GE.
This, says the Macon Messenger, is pure
ly a business document, ft deals almost
wholly in materialities —what the State earns
and spends—what she owes and the chance
of paying it —what is the condition of her
properties and institutions, a_.d how they
may best be protected. This is the story,
and outside of this, nothing. Nothing about
‘•'our Federal relations”—the revolutions of
’9B—“de ’menments”—centralism —despot-
ism—liberty—equal rights or anything of
the kind. It is a very suggestive silence,
and we ourselves think, that if Georgia can
save herself from material plunder in these
times, it is all she can do. The rest is past
argument or discussion ; still, the Governor
might have touched upon some topics of
needed genertfi legislation to profit. For
example, more than anything else, we need
a good, just, precise and equal election law,
instead of the shred and patches we have.
But the Governor is quite right in giving
all outside politic* 1 topics the go-by. We
can do nothing, and we are nothing in the
Federal system, and the way to have our
opinions respected is not to express them.
The Governor’s accouut of the financial
condition is encouraging. The credit of
Georgia can be maintained without onerous
taxation, by close management and by in
curring no further indebtedness. It is ob
vious, however, that we must abandon the
practice of endorsing railway bonds and for
get h_>w to issue any more bonds.
NEXT AGRICULTURAL CONVENTION.
The State Agricultural Society, )
Secy’s Office, Atlanta, Jan. 8,1873. j
Messrs. Editors : For the benefit of the
planting community, please announce that
the next semi-onnuul convention of the
Georgia State Agricultural Society will
meet in the city of Augusta, on Tuesday,
11th February next.
This convention will be in many respects,
the most important the State Society has
yet held. Many subjects of vital iuterest
to the farmer and the material welfare of
the State, will be before the body for discus
sion and action. The Committee on Direct
Trade and Immigration, appointed at the
Griffin convention, will make their report at
this convention of the Society, and delegates
from all the Southern States and the South
ern commercial centres, are expected to be
The railroad companies of this State,
with unexampled liberality, and an earnest
uesire to foster and promote the agricultur
al and material interests of the State, will
pas= delegates from county and neighbor
hood clubs, and lite members and officers of
the State Society free both ways.
I t is important that the election of dele
gates should not be deferred longer than the
first meeting of the Club in January, Re
ports should then be forwarded at once to
the Secretary’s office at Atlanta.
Editors and representatives of the press
are cordially invited by the State Society to
be present on this occasion, and are respect
fully requested to give this notice circula
tion and the weight of their indorsement.
A. H. Colquitt, President.
A very sedate and dignified looking gen
tleman was passing through West street,
Saturday, when a friend suddenly shouted.
“You’ve gbt a letter in the post office.”—
“Great heaven !” exclaimed the agonized
man, as his hand shot spasmodically under
his coat tail. There had been a misunder
An applicant for a pair of boots at one of
our shoe stores was asked what number he
were, and replied, as soou as he could lecc v
er from his surprise : “W by two, of course.
For the Gazette.]
Mr. Editor : I have seen in the Chron
de and Sentinel of the last week an expres
sion favorable to myself for the position
made vacant by the lamentable loss the
country sustained in the death of General
Wright. I feel grateful to my fiiend “S,”
for his complimentary opinion, but must
decline the use of my name in that con
Perhaps it might be as well to express
some views upon the existing state of poli
tics. I confess to some confusion of percep
tion as to what policy the country desires
at this time, and the best means of securing
that result which all desire, the maintenance
of liberty and the advancement of material
prosperity. But of one thing I feci assured
that the Republic is not gone, nor is the
Democratic party dead. The Democracy
will live and will triumph, because it pre
sents great facts and a living sentiment. —
That party represents the rights of States,
as the Republican party represents the na
tional idea and consolidated power. The
majority of the American people believe
the States have rights, which are not mere
privileges to be granted or taken away at
the will of the government at Washington.
They are further interested, through their
material interests, as well as sentiments,
in local self-government and opposition to
The present weakness of the Democratic
party arises in the popular mind from some
supposed antagonism to the perpetuity of
the Union. The Northern people are satu
rated with the conviction that the Union
must stand ; that everything which impairs
it, or that tends to dissolution and civil war,
must be kept down. Wisdom requires of
the South to avoid all things, in party poli
cy, in legislative enactments, or popular
aciton, which may possibly be construed as
a menace to the stability of the Federal
Government. And yet, further, we should
avoid all division among ourselves, or our
allies elsewhere, as to how far the rights of
the States extend. There should be
united efforts to conquer the com
mon enemy, who is in possession of the
government, and who denies that the States
have any rights. Such questions may well
be left open to the time when victory has
been achieved. When that good time
comes, I, for one, do not fear the result.
The triumph of the Democracy will come
just as soon as the war sentiment of the
North cannot oe appealed 10, and wo have
united with the supporters of State rights
and local government throughout the coun
try. The party is in a majority now if
properly presented. But, further, we should
cultivate the nearest relations with the
Northwest. Their interests and the inter
ests of the South are identified. It should
be urged upon them how injurious to the
South Federal interference is iu producing
inefficient labor and consequent poverty.
But with the control of its domestic con
cerns, the South must needs prosper and
afford a better market for their productions.
I do not believe the South, as has been said,
can govern the North through ideas, but
that the North, like the rest of mankind,
may be influenced through popular senti
ments, and wordly interests. Politics should
be treated, not as metaphysics, but as facts
to be solved as they arise. We may take
care of the psesent, the future should be re
ferred to itself. The best inheritance we
can give the coming time is to care for the
present By so doiug, the future will have
something on which to operate and also the
legacy of a noble example.
Hoping, my classic friend, that you will
pardon these desultory remarks,
I remain, very respectfully,
Elbert M. Rucker.
January sth, 1873.
The Elbert County Agricultural Society
met January 18, 1878. iu the office of
Judge W. T. VanDuzcr. Vice-President
Ja3. M. Carter in the chair; Secretary
The minutes of last meeting were read,
and, on motion of Dr. M. P. Deadwy'er,
The President stated that the first busi
ness was the election of delegates to the
Agricultural Convention to be held in Au
gusta, Feb. 11. 1873.
D. A. Mathews, H. Franklin and J. P.
Shannon were nominated and unanimously
elected, and authorized to select their al
On motion of Col. T. J. Bowman, it was
agreed that when this Society adjourn, it
meet again the third Saturday iu Feb
On motion of Capt. W. B Henry, the
Elberton Gazette whs requested to publish
The meeting then adjourned to meet
again as above stated.
J. M. Carter, Vice Pres’t.
J. P. Shannon, Secy.
A San Francisco saloon-keeper recently
received a. pair of monkeys trorn China.—
One of them was ol'owed to remain uncaged
in the saloon over night. Next morning
when the bar-keeper entered a scene of wild
confusion and an empty beer bottle met his
eyes, the latter being thrown with great pre
cision by the monkey, who had got furious
ly drunk. The other monkey, who was
cooped up in the cage, had also been furnish
ed with a bottle ol rum, and was sprawling
blind drunk in the cage. Damage to stock
and fixtures, &40 J no insurance.
THE GOVERNOR’S MESS A OE.
The following items from the Governor’s
message will be found of interest.
He shows the receipts for 1872 to have
been $2,101,340 84, and the disbursements
$1,335,207 14, leaving a balance of $766,-
133 70, which includes the school fund.—
The public debt is $8,186,509. The gold
bonds of 1870 due in 1890 are $2,598,000.
The amount needed for 1873 will be
$1,418,935. The estimated receipts are
The valuation of State taxable property
is put at $334,492,468. This is urged to
be too low, and some means must be used to
secure a proper return.
The State University matriculated 317
students, and conferred degrees on 46. The
income was $29,221 25, including $11,305
tuition fees. The expenses were $29,
The College of Agriculture and Fine Arts
has 127 students and is in fine operation.—
The sum of $50,400 cash has oeen received
from the sale of land scrip, and also $90,-
202 17. The first sum has been invested
in bonds. The latter is urged to be bond
The school revenue to October, 1872, was
$492,924 27, of which $393,924 27 remain
to the school fund. This is urged to be bond
ed and turned over to the counties on their
assuming the county debt. The Governor
has set aside SIOO,OOO to pay school claims.
The Lunatic Asylum needs additional ac
commodations. It has 509 patients. Two
additional members of the Board of Trustees
are recommended. The asylum has cost the
State last year $160,359.40, including $61,-
916 53 for building.
The Deaf and Dumb Asylum hts 61 pu
pils, which will be increased to 70. The
Academy ol the Blind has 89 pupils, costing
There are 530 convicts in the Penitentia
ry. Under the present contract there have
been 44 discharges, 21 escapes, 1 pardon,
14 deaths and 2 killings.
Attention is called to a mortgage of $60,-
000 on the State House, and it is submitted
its payment by the city of Atlanta, is an
open question for the Legislature to con
Anew inventory of the State road prop
erty has been made.
The assets of the Georgia National Batik
will not amount in real value to more than
one half ol the States claim of $122,953 59.
The resolution returning their money to pri
vate depositors the Governor has deferred
executing on account if the vagueness of its
provisions, until the General Assembly can
pass acts particularly relieving depositors
The State’s endorsement of the bonds of
the Alabama and Chattanooga Road is call
ed to Legislative attention, and the body
recommended, if it considers the State
bound ly the endorsement, to resume pos
session of the road now in the bands of an
Alabama receiver, as the State’s tenant at
will and dispose of it.
The printing proclamation claims have
been audited by Mr C. It. Hanleiter, and
$47,745 07 reduced to $27,689 15, which
the Legislature must provide lor paying.
These are the leading and essential feat
ures of the message which is purely a prac
tical business document, clear, coucise arid
STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE SEN
On Judiciary—Reese, Chairman ; Brown
Peuvey, Hester, Hudson, Nicholls, Kibbee,
Lester, Howl, Crawford, Blance, Hillyer,
Winn, Cain, Gilmore, Wofford.
On Finance —Simmons, Chairman ; Kib
ble, Mathews, Wofford, Estes, Brown,
Heard, Jones, Jervis, Erwin, Harris, Craw
ford, Payne, Blance, Lester, Nicholls.
Internal Improvements—Wofford, Chair
man ; Lester, Jervis, Black, Cannon, Hill
State of the Republic—Payne, Chairman ;
Reese, Jervis, Brown, Peavey, Hester, An
Education —Nicholls, Chairman ; Arnow,
Kibbee, Cain, Reese, Blance, Erwin.
Banks —Hillyer, Chairman; Lester,Sim
mons, Cain, Brown, Crawford, Harris.
Enrollments —-Hoyl, Chairman ; Hillyer,
Hudson, Erwin, Harris, Crawford, Gil
Privileges and Elections —Harris, Chair
man ; Heard, Estes, WWffoid, Hudson,
On Petitions—Estes, Chairman; W. W.
Mathews, Mattox, McAfee, Knight, Came
Public Buildings—Peddy, Chairman :
Arnon. Kirkland, Roberson, Carter, Black,
On Penitentiary—Peavey. Chairman;
Winn, Erwin, Roberson, Caiu, Carter, Brin
Lunatic Asylum—Erwin, Chairman ;
Wofford, Harris, Steadman, Poddy, Carter,
On Military—Jervis, Chairman ; Harris,
Roberson, Cone, Payne, Mattox, W. W.
Printing—Wyrncr, Chairman; HiilyerJ
W. W. Mathews, Simmons, Kirkland, Craw
ford and Peddy.
Deaf and Dumb Asylum—Blanee, Chair
man ; Wofford, Knight, Cameron, Connor,
Jones and Black.
Institution of the Blind—Black, Chair
man; Jones, Steadman, McAfee, W. W.
Mathews, Carter and Hoyl.
Manufactures —Steadman, Chairman ; W.
P. Mathews, of Heard; Mattox, Knight,
On Agriculture—Jones, Chairman ; A.
A. Mathews, Cone, A. P. Mathews,
McAfee, Mattox, Roberson.
Auditing —Brown, Chairman ; Kibbee,
Peddy, Peavy, Wynn, Nioholla, Ilillyer.
On Engros: iug—Hudson, Chairman ;
Black, Cannon, Erwin, Estes, Clark, De
Journa's —Cone, Chairman; Arnow,
Cameron, Kirkland, Knight, Deveaux, An
State Library—Heard, Chairman ; Sim
mons, Lester, Estes, Jervis, Payne, Arnow.
New Counties and County Lines—Hes
tei, Chairman; Wofford, Peavey, Peddy,
WyQn, Carter, Cameron.
Consolidation of Bills —Kiblee, Chair
man ; Brown, Hester, Lester, Hillyer, Reese,
A Virginia Financial Scheme. —Mr.
Clopton, of Chesterfield county, introduced
in the Virginia House of Delegates, on Fri
day, a bill to abolish taxes by the State on
real and personal property, to secure a prop
er application of the State capitation tax to
the support of public free schools, as requir
ed by the constitution, to pay three per cent
on the public debt, to provide funds for the
commissioners of sinking found and for oth
er pnrposes. The plan projected does away
with the bulk of the taxes now levied in
the name of the State, and, further, the
auditor is required on the first Monday in
March to estimate the amoant needed by
the State for the current fiscal year, and to
assess on each county, city and town its j
ffuota of the said amount, and the boards
and supervisors and councils of the counties,
cities and towns are required to make levies
sufficient' to realize the amount assessed
against them, and- pay said amount over
into the State Tteasury. The p’an re
serves also to the sinking fund additional
funds, and guarantees the application of
the State capitation tax to the public free
THE MOST ABANDONED NEGRO ROB
BER OF THE PERIOD.
Our readers will doubtless remember that
about ten days ago we reported the capture
by the police, of VVm. Bennett, an escaped
negro convict, who was sentenced to the pen
itentiary from this county eighteen months
or two years ago for the confessed crime of
stealing a pair of steers from a Mr. King of
Richmond county, and who succeeded in
making his escape from Messrs. Grant, Al
exander & Cos. before his term of sentence
had axpired. He still remains in jail here,
awaiting the order of these gentlemen, to be
returned to serve out the remainder of his
term of iiupi isoument.
Since his capture, evidence has accumu
lated of his connection with no less than
four other bold and duriug robberies iu dif
ferent sections of the country. He is known
to have participated in the robbery of the
store of Messrs. Schwearingen & Wood
ward, at Pine House, S. 0., in December
last, his partner in that crime, a negro call
ing himself McDuffie, having been arrested
here at the same time with Bennett, and re
turned to Edgefield for trial.
A gentleman in Washington county, Mr.
E. S. New, having heard of the capture of
Bennett, was persuaded to believe that he
was identical with a negro who perpetrated
a heavy robbery upou him in 1870—steal
ing a horse, $l5O in money and a lot of
clothing, and afterwards making his escape
from jail, the grand jury having found a
true bill against him. Mr. New, armed
with a bench warrant issued by Judge Gib
son, in 1870, lor the arrest of the said fugi
tive from justice, arrived here on Tuesday
night, and proceeded to the jail yesterday
morniug, when he at once identified the
aforesaid Bennett as the self-some negro
who had committed the depredation alluded
to. So incensed was Mr. New r at tire recol
lection of‘ the great outrage perpetrated by
the prisoner, that it was with some diffi
culty that he could restrain his inclination
to settle old scores with Bennett on the
It has also been further developed that
Beunett cominittted a series of robberies in
both Jefferson and Johnson counties, for
which he was arrested, but succeeded in
breaking jail and escaping the punishment
which he deserves.
It is to be hoped that Messrs. Grant, Al
exander & Cos. will soon make arrangements
to reclaim his services on (ho public works,
aod that in turn be may be brought to an
swer for the numerous bold and daring rob
beries iu which tie has figured, showing
him to be one the most abandoned and
dangerous of his race.— Chronicle & Sen
A New Orleans dispatch of the 13th
says : The inauguration ceremonies passed
off quietly to-day. The weather was clear
and pleasant. McEncry was inaugurated
in Lafayetts square. Several thousand per
sons were present, including many ladies.
The ceremonies were opened with prayer by
Bishop Wilmer, a valedictory address by
Bishop Pierce, followed by the inaugural
addtcss by McEoerv. The oath of office
was then administered, and the ceremonies
concluded with the benediction by Rev. J,
Kellogg was inaugurated at Mechanics’
Institute, the entrances erf which are still
guarded by United States soldiers. The
Senators repaired to the Hall of the House.
Acting Governor Pinchback delivered a
short valedictory, followed by Kellogg’s in
augural. There were about fifteen hundred
present, three-fourths of when were col
Six of the old Radical Senators left the
Kellogg Legislature and joined the Conser
Stokes’ Chances. —The impression that
Stokes will be executed is general among
prominent lawyers some of whom say he
may get a stay of proceedings, but can not
escape ultimately. Gov. Dix, in his mes
sage, says it will be in vain to hope for the
suppression of crime unless retribution is
prompt and certain. Nobody expects any
clemency from the new Governor in the
case of Stokes or any other of the assassins
in the Tombs. Stokes’ demeanor in jail
to-day was very quiet, He spent several
hours with his clergymen. He will be re
moved to-morrow to his former well furnish
ed cell, the sheriff having decided that his
safe keeping is not endaugered there. The
other murderers in the Tombs awaiting trial
have expressed various opinions in regard
to the sentence of Stokes. King received
the news suddenly aud was somewhat shock
ed. Scannel has not said anything, with
the exception of asking how Stokes stood
during the sentence. Foster, who has got
a stay of proceedings, and is on the second
tier of the prison, has felt very despondent
since he heard of the conviction of Stokes.
His appetite has been affected and he seems
stupefied. Charley said to another prison
er : By gracious he is gone; Stokes is.”
Simmons has behaved with a dogged and
sullen obstinancy. Stokes holds no com
munication with other prisoners, prefers to
keep to himself, and hardly ever utters a
word except to the keeper or reporter. —
Swedish Settlers in Maine. —Ti e
Swedes whom Maine invited to settle in the I
Aristook region are proving a good invest
ment. They have repaid their passage |
money, and beside-, brought with them
$60,000 in cash The settlement contains
100 good houses and 80 barns, all the lets
having from five to twenty acres i leared.—
There are two steam mills for sawing shin
gles, and a saw mill on the Carbon river for
general lumber. The entire expense to the
State has been $29,309, and they have been
repaid $4,278 by wosk on the roads, the
balance to be gradually extinguished in the
same way. Already thirty miles of road
have been cut through the woods, and each
season adds to tl e internal improvements,
facilitating intercourse, and rendering the
unoccupied lands more valuable. Many of
the Swedes are general laborers and work in
different parts of the State, being highly
prized ior their reliability and industry.—
Some have purchased improved farms,
though most of them are settled on wild
land which they are rapidly reclaim
From the report of the Comptroller Gen
eral, we gather the following touching the
latyled wealth of the State :
The number of aeres returned for 1872,
is 33,555,907 acres, a decrease of 564,219
acres as compared with the report for
The aggregate value of land is put down
at $96,313,536, showing a decrease of
$544,153 since 1871. (There is an error
in the report as printed.)
The aggregate value of land per acre is
$2 87—three cents per acre more than in
Number of acres of wild land 6,036,902
—aggregate value of the same $2,105,118,
or thirty-five cents per acre.
Number of acres of improved land not
returned for 1872, 214,739 acres—aggre
gate value of the same $833,481.
Value of city and town property for
1872, $55,219,519 -increase since 1871,
Amount of money and solvent debts for
the past year, $33,629,751 —increase over
Value of merchandise $*3,849,468 —over
Value f4 household and kitchen furni
tures, $1*76,263 —decrease of $92,179
Plantation and mechanical tools, $194,
000—increase since 1871 of $8,583.
Number of hands employed between
twelve and sixty-five years of age, 110,439
—a decrease of 4,560 since 1871
Value of stocks and bonds, $6,266,552;
The capital invested in shipping and ton
nage is $182,313.
Capital invested iu iron works, foundries,
Capital invested in mining, $8,380.
Value of shares in any national Bank in
this State, $2,670,826.
Value ot all other property (personal) not
enumerated, except annual crops, etc.,
$28,587,361. Decrease since 1871 of
Aggregate value of the whole property
of the State, $242,620,466. Increase since
1871, $9,127,998 Value after deducting
Marion Bethune, ot Talbot county, has
given notice that he will contest the seat of
Col. Henry R. Harris, the member elect to
the Forty-third Congress from the fourth
A Proof. —Nothing is better proof of the ex
cellence of an article than the frequent imita
tions ofit. ,
These counterfeits are the universal tribute
which worthlessness pays to merit. The ster
ling worth and popularity of the Charter Oak
Stove is attested by this standard.
Or Short-Hand Writing.
The undersigned will teacli a class in Short
hand Writing, by which writing can be done as
rapidly as a man can speak The system taught
is that used by the reporters in Congress and
throughout the country generally
Two com* es only are necessary fora thorough
understanding of the system.
Each course will consist of twenty lessons.—
Terms, per course, $10 —one-half in advance, the
remainder after ten lessons have been given.
Pupils in the Male Academy can go through
the course without interfering with their other
For particulars address or apply to
J. T McCARTY, Elherton.
W A. Swift would respectfully inform the
farming public, ttiat he is prepared to furnish
them with first-class i ertllizers at short
uotice; some of which has been tried in our
midst, with marked success, evhibiting decided
He solicits for them trial, guaranteeing success
if properly applied, and the crop judiciously cul
Jan 15 4t
BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER FROM THE
Court of Ordinary of Elbert County, will
be sold on the Ist Tuesday in March, 1873, at
the Courthouse door in said county, between the
legal sale hours, one house and lot, in the town
of Elberton , whereon Mrs Susan Hall resided,
lying on the street leading towards Carncsville,
joining lands of John H. Jones, John D. James
and others, containing one <-i e. more or less.
Also, one other house and lot, in the town of
Elberton, whereon Mrs. M. D. Roebuck now
lives, lying on the street leading to vards Ruck
ersville, joining said John H. Jones, John D,
James and others, containing half an acre more
Also, one tract of land, lying in said town of
Elberton, joining lands of Robert Hester, P S.
F. Bruce, the Male Academy lot, and John H.
Jones, containing thirty acres, more or less.
Also, one tract of land lying on the Carnes
ville road, about three miles from Elberton, join
ing lands of William White, H. P. Norman, and
others, containing ninety one acres more or
All the above property lies in Elbert county,
and is sold as the property of Simeon Hall, late
of said county, deceased. For division among
the heirs and legatees of said dec’d.
JOHN H. JONES, Adm’r de bonis non
with the will annexed of Simeon Hall dec’d.
January Bth, 1873.
Cliange of Sdiednle-
ON THE GEORGIA AND MACON AND AU
On and after Wednesday, June sth, 1872, the
Passenger trains on the Georgia and Macon and
Augusta railroads will run as follows :
Georgia Railroad—Day Passenyer Tram.
Augusta 8 20 a m ! Atlanta 6 40 p m
Atlanta 8 15 a a. | Augusta 5 30 p m
Night Passenger Train.
Augusta 8 15 p ra | Atlanta 6 45 a m
Atlanta 8 00 p m | Augusta 6 00 a m
Macon and Augusta R. R.—Day Passenger Train.
Augusta 12 15 p m I Macon 7 30 p m
Macon 630a m | Augusta 115 p m
No change of cars between Augusta and Macon
Passengers from Athens, Atlanta, Washing
ton, or any point on the Georgia Railroad and
branches, by taking the Day Passenger Train
will make connection at Cainak with trains for
Pullman’s (first-class) Palace Sleeping Cars
on all Night Passenger Trains on the Georgia
Railroad; and first-cl ss Sleeping Cars on all
Night Trains on the Macon and Augusta R. R.
S. K. JOHNSON, Supt.
i O TATE of Georgia, Elbert County.—Amos T.
O Akcrman, having applied to the Court of
Ordinary of said county for a discharge from his
guardianship of Girard W. Allen, this is there
fore to cite all persons concerned to show cause,
by filing objections in ray office, why the said
Amos T. Akcrman should rot he dismissed from
his guardianship of Girard W. Allen, and receive
! the usual letters of dismission on the first Mtn
-! day in March, 1873.
! Given under my official signature.
This Jan. 2, 1873. E. B. TATK, Jr.,
$ % kiMm
Tina Machine with present Improvements is puartuiteed to meet
every want of the household, for either plain or fancy work. It
kniU all sizea of Sbttkinjfi and Socks, witn heel And toe complete,
ami Is a naver-ending source of amusement to ladies of tenure, as
well a:> protit and easy support to those that require it
Agents wanted every where bv the Bickford
Knitting Maciiink Company. Dana Bickford,
President and General Business Supt.. 689 Broad
way, Now Ycrk.
J. T. McCARTY, Agent.
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STATE of Georgia, Elbert County: Whereas,
A. J. Clevel itid, administrator of Jacob M.
Cleveland, represents to the court, in his peti
tion duly filed and entered on reco and, that he has
full**administered Jacob M. Cleveland’s estate,
this is therefore t( cite all persons concerned,
kindred and creditors, to show cause, if any they
can, why said administrator should not he dis
charged horn his administrator and receive let
ters of di mission on the first Monday in Match,
1873. Nov. 13,’72. E. B. TATE, Jr., Ordinary .
Prospectus for 1873—Sixth Year.
An Illustrated monthly Journal, universally
admitted to he the Handsomest Periodical in
the Worid. A Representative and dharn
pion of American lasto.
Sfo< fovSalt in Sh/tikotAl wsSfor s
THE ALDINE , while issued with all the reg
ularity, lias non" of the temporary or timely it -
terest of ordinary periodicals. It is an elegant
miscellany of pure, light and graceful literature;
and a collection of pictures, the rarest specimens
of artistic skill, in black and white. The real
value and beauty of The Aldine will be most
appreciated after being bound at the close of
the year. The Aldine is a unique and original
conception, alone and unapproached, absolutely
without competition in price or character. The
possessor of a complete volume cannot dupli
cate the quantity of fine paper and engravings
in any other shape or number of volumes for ten
times its cost; and then there are the chromos,
The publishers, anxious to justify the confi
dence bestowed during the past year, have ex
erted themselves to the utmost to develop
and improve the work; and the plans for the
coming year, as unfolded by the monthly issues,
will astonish and delight even the most sanguine
friends of The Aldine.
The publishers are authorized to announce de
signs from many of the most eminent artists •
In addition, The Aldine will reproduce exam
ples pt the best foreign masters, with a
view to the highest artistic success and greatest
general interest, avoiding such as have become
familiar, through photographs, or copies of any
The quarterly tinted plates for 1873 will re
produce four of John S. Davis’ inimitable child
sketches, appropriate to the four seasons. They
will appear in the January, April, July and Oc
tober numbers, and they alone are worth ayear’g
A copiously illustrated Christmas number.
IMeinium Clironiog Tor 1873.
Every subscriber to Thk Alpine, who pays in
advance for the year 1873, will receive, without
additional charge, a pair of beautiful oil chro
mos, after J. J. Hill, the eminent English paint
er. The pictures, entitled “The Village Belle”
and “Crossing the Moor,” are 14 x 20 inches—
are printed from 25 different plates, requiring
25 different impressions and tints to perfect each
picture. The same Chromos are sold for S3O a
pair in the art stores. These chromos wili be
ound to surpass any that can be offered by other
periodicals. The distribution of pictures of this
grade free to the subscriber to a $5 periodical
will mark an epoch in the history of art.
The I,ltetary Derailment
will continue under the care of Mr. RICHARD
HENRY STODDARD, assisted by the best wri
ters and poetsjof the day, who will si rive to hava
the literature of The A l din a always in keeping
with its artistic attractions.
TERMS,SS per year, in advance,
with Oil Chromos free.
The Aluine will hereafter only be obtainable
by subscription. There will be no reduced or
club rate; cash for subscriptions must be sent
to the publishers direct, or handed to the local
agent, without responibility to the publishers,
except in cases where the certificate is givenj
bearing the facsimile signature of James Sutton
AGENTS WANTED.—Any person wishing t
act permanently as a local agent, will receiva
full and prompt information by applying to
JAS. SUTTON & CO.; Publishers,
58 Maiden Laue, New York.