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O’ -Sales of Negroes by Ad ministators. Execu
tors or Guardians, must be at Public Auction on,
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tate must be published for forty days.
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•'.i LH i Lli lUOitE GItAPE.”
rjVIE undersigned, hue to Ins promise, again
|_ presents to the Public more data on which
they can safely base their calculations relative
to the respective merits of the depleting system
ofthe disciples of Esculapius, and of that invig
orating and phlogostic one of which lie is proud
to he the advocate.
Leaving the stilts of egotism and shafts of rid
icule fur the use of those who have nothing bet
ter to stand on, and no other weapons for attack
or defence, lie selects bis standing on truth, and
Uses such support only as merit gives him ; and
for weapons, he chooses simply to assail the
ranks of the enemy occasionally with “a little
more grape,’’ in the form of facts,which are evi
dently the hardest kind of arguments since they
often administer to Ins quiet amusement by the
terrible destruction they cause among the stilts
and the ludicrous effect they produce in causing
certain individuals to laugh, as it is expressed in
homely phrase, “on t’other side the mouth.”
Tlio Mexicans arc not the only people, these
ti n s, whom vanitj has blinded to their own de
li- n ; neither can they claim much superiority
in the way of fancied eminence and blustering
bravado over many that live a great deal nearer
homo. A salutary lesson lias latterly been giv
en the former by the Americans, and the loiter
mav ere long take “ another ofthe same ” a In.
iiunlc ilc Tailor.
After the following there will still bo “a few
Georgia, Tones County, 1848.
This certifies that for more than four or five
years my wife was affiicted vvilh a disease pecu
liar to her sex, and notwithstanding ali that we
could do, she still continued to got worse. The
Physicians in attendance had exhausted their
skill without rendering her any assistance till,
in 1811, when she was confined to her bed in a
very low condition, I got Iter last attendant to go
with me to Macon and lay her case before Dr.
M. 8. Thom son, who, without having seen her,
prescribed and sent her medicine that soon re
lieved her, and in the course of a short time re
stored her to permanent health. She has now
been well about four years and rejoices in the
recovery ol her long lost health
FRANCIS 13. lIASCAL.
M .icon. June *22d, 1848.
Du. M. S. Thomson — Dear Sir :—Dooming it
a duty I owe to yourself as well as to the afflicted
generally, I have concluded to give you a short
statement ofmycase, which you are at liberty to
publish if you think that the best mode of thereby
subserving the interests of suffering humanity.
In May 1841, after considerable exposure to
cold, I was attacked with Asthma, which pros
•fated me very much, and notwithstanding all
that could be done to prevent it, it continued to
return about every two weeks till in 1846, I ap
plied to you. Between these attacks I had u very
nevere cough, which led some of the physicians
•a whom 1 applied to believe that I had consump
tion. 1 applied to physicians of both the min
eral and Botanic schools, of eminent general
qualifications, hut all to no benefit, for 1 contin
ued to gut worse,so much so that 1 had reduced
from being a strong, fleshy man, down to n mere
fckeleton and could hardly creep about.—When
I applied to you, I had hut little faith in being
cured, though 1 had witnessed some wonderful
results following your treatment, especially the
cure of that crazy woman you bought of Aquil
lu Phelps, in Jasper, yet they gave me confi
dence ami by persevering in the use of your
remedies, and as it were hoping against hope,
am much gratified in being able to announco
tuat I have got entirely well, for 1 have bud but
"oc light attack in twenty months, and that was
•ught months ago. 1 have now regained about
•uy termer weight, and feel as strong us almost
uuv man of fifty-one, which is my age.. Without
disparagement to the cliaracteroftlie other cures
•bat have so frequently resulted from your prac
kcc, I do not think that any of them can beat
• us, for confirmed Jisthma combined with a
oi'mimpliee cough, especially where the flesh
wasted, has long been classed among the im
‘•cables. Most respectfully,yours,
•J '"’l 'rsignml still continues to treat Ohro
(j"' 1 ,ls< " from, a distance at his office,or either of
' l l! > boarding houses, and at a distance
" "‘-b t| lo Hmii or ||y private hand. Those
tit ‘ “ 1 11 ire personal attention, are treated
n "'' birs per month, those who do, at the
i ' n ""derate rates. Those who tire able to
oo i" '" i l , °ct to do so, without variation front
tli' ' "! ls ’ ""less a distinct bargain is made,
"ho urn not, will he treated gratuitously.
rs must he post-paid, and add essed
M. rt. THOMSON, M. !>.
THE SOUTHERN MUSEUM.
4 j o r t r 2 .
THE FRIENDLY DEFIANCE.
PY CHARLES MACKAY.
Thou shall not rob me, thievish Time,
Os all my blessings, all my joy ;
I have some jewels in my heart,
Which thou art powerless to destroy.
Thou may’st denude my arm of strength,
And leave my temples seam'd and bare’
Deprive mine eyes of passion’s light,
And scatter silver o’er my hair;
But never while a book remains,
And breathes a woman or a child,
Shalt thou deprive me, whilst I live ;
Os feelings fresh and undefiled.
No, never while the Earth is fair,
And reason keeps its dial bright,
Wh ate'er thy robberies, oh Time,
Shall I be bankrupt of delight.
Whate’er thy victories o’er my fame,
Thou canst not cheat me of this truth—
That though the limbs may faint and fall,
That spirit can renew its youth.
So thievish Time, I fear not thee ;
Thou art powerless on this heart of mine;
My jewels shall belong to me ;
’Tis but the settings that are thine.
Woman and IVlavriagc.
BY WASHINGTON IRVING.
I have speculated a great deal on mat
rimony. 1 have seen young and beauti
ful women, the pride of the gay circles,
married, —as the world says—well!—
Some have moved into costly houses, and
their friends have all come and looked at
their splendid arrangements for happiness,
and they have gone away and committed
them to their sunny hopes, cheerfully and
without fear. It is natural for the young
to bo sanguine, and at such times I am
carried away by similar feelings. I have
to get unobserved into a corner, and
watch the bride in her white attire, and
wi:h her smiling face and her soft eyes
moving in their pride of life, weave a wa
king dream of their future happiness, and
persuade myself that it will be true. 1
think will sit on the luxurious sofa as the
twilight falls, and build gay hopes, and
murmur in low tones the unforbidden ten
derness, and enjoy the allowed kisses*
and the beautiful endearments of wedded
life will make even their patting joyous,
and how gladly they will come back from
the crowd, and the empty mirth of the
gay, to each other’s quiet company. 1
picture to myself that young creature who
blushes even now at his hesitating caress
es, listening eagerly for his footsteps as
the night steals on, and wishing that he
would come home ; and when he enters
at last, and with an affection as undying
as his pulse, folds her to his bosom, I can
feel the very tide that goes flowing through
his heart, and gaze with him on her grace
ful form as she moves about him for the
kind offices of attention, smoothing all his
unquiet cares, and making him forget
even himself, in her young and unshad
1 go forward years, and see her luxu
riant hair putsoberly away from her brow,
and her girlish graces ripened into dignity,
and bright loveliness chastened into affec
tion. Her husband looks on her with a
proud eye, and shows her the same fer
vent love, and the delicate at'entions
which first won her, and fair children are
grown up about them, and they go on full
of honor and untroubled years, and arc re
membered when they die ! I say I love
to dream thus when I go to give the young
bride joy. It is the natural tendency and
feeling touched by loveliness, that fears
nothing for itself; if I ever yield to feel
ings, it is because the light of the picture
is changed. lam not fond of dwelling
upon such changes, and I will not minute
ly now. I allude to it only because 1
trust that my simple page will be read by
some of the young and beautiful beings
who move daily across my path, and I
would whisper to them, as they glide by
joyously and confidently, the secret of an
The picture I have drawn above is not
peculiar. It is colored like the fancies of
the bride, and many, oil! many an hour
will she sit, with the rich jewels ying
loose in her fingers, and dieam thus.
She l elieves them too—and goes <nifor a
vvl; e undeceived. The evening is too
long while they talk of plans I>>r happiness,
and the quiet meal is still pleasant with
delightful novelty of mutual reliance and
attention. There conies soon, however,
a time when personal topics become bare
MACOY, (GA.) SATURDAY MOBBING* SEPTEMBER 1, IS 19
and wearisome, and slight attentions will
not alone keep up the social excitement.
Ihere are intervals of silence, and detect
ed symptoms of weariness, and the hus
band first, in his manhood, breaks in up
on the hours they were to spend together.
I cannot follow it circumstantially. There
come long hours of unhappy restlessness,
and terrible misgivings of each other’s
worth and affection, till by and by, they
can conceal their uneasiness no longer,
and go out separately to seek relief, and
lean upon the hollow world for support,
which one who was their lover and friend
could not give them !
Heed, this, ye who are winning by
your innocent beauty the affections of a
highminded and thinking being! Re
member that he will give up the brother es
his heart, with whom he has had ever a
fellowship of mind—the society of his co
temporary runners in the race of fame*
who have held with him a stern compa
nionship—and frequently in his passion
ate love, he will break away from the are
na of his burning ambition, to come and
listen to the voice of the charmer. It will
bewilder him at first, but it will not long;
and then think you that an idle banish
ment will chain the mind that has been
used for years to an equal communion ?
I liink you he will give up, for a weak
dalliance, the animating themes of men,
and the search into mysteries of knowl
edge. Oh ! rio, lady ! believe me—no !
1 rust not your influence to such light fet
ters ! Credit not the old fashioned ab
surdity that woman’s is a secondary lot—
ministering to the necessities of her lord
and master! It is a higher destiny I
would award you. If your immortality is
as complete and your gift of mind as ca
pable as ours, 1 would charge you to wa
ter the undying bud, and give it a healthy
culture, and open its beauty to the sun, j
and then you may hope, that when your I
life is bound with another, you will go on
equally, and with a fellowship that shall
pervade every earthly interest!
Old Spanish Proverbs.
He is a rich man who hath God for his
He is the best scholar who hath learned
to live well.
A handful of mother wit is worth a
bushel of learning.
When all men say you are an ass, it is
time to bray.
Change of weather finds discourses for
A pound of care will not pay an ounce
The sorrow men have for others hangs
upon one liair.
A wise man changes his mind, a fool
That day on which you marry you either
mar or make yourself.
God comes to see or look upon us with
out a bell.
You had better leave your enemy some
thing when you die, than live to beg of
That’s wise delay makes the road safe.
Cure your sore eyes only with your el
Let us thank God for what we have.
The foot of the owner is the best meas
ure for his land.
He is my friend who grinds at my mill.
Enjoy that little you have while the
fool is hunting for more.
Saving and doing do not dine together.
Money cures all diseases.
A life iilspent makes a sad old age.
’Tis mony that makes men lords.
We talk, but God does what he pleas
May you have good luck, my son, and
a little wit will serve your turn.
Gifts break through stone walls.
Go not to your doctor for every ail, nor
to your pitcher for every thirst.
There is no better looking glass than an
old true friend.
A wall between both best preserves
The sum of all is, to serve God well,
and to do no ill thing.
The creditor always has a better memo
ry than the debtor.
Setting down in writing is a las ing
Repen ence always costs very clear.
Good breeding and money make our sons
As you use your father, so yourchil*
dreti will use you.
There is no evil but some good use
may be made of it.
No praise is great enough for good
Examine not the pedigree nor patrimo
ny of good man.
1 here is no ill thing in Spain but that
which can speak.
Praise the man whose bread you eat.
God keep me from him whom I trust;
from him whom I trust not, l shall keep
Keep out of a hasty man’s way for
awhile ; out of a sullen man's all the days
of your life.
If you love me, John, your deeds will
tell me so.
I defy all fetters, though they were
made of gold.
Few die of hunger, « hundred thousand
Govern yourself by reason ; though
some like it, offiers do not.
It you would know the worth of a ducat,
go and borrow one.
No companion like money.
A good wife is the workmanship of a
The fool fell in love with a lady's laced
The friar who asks for God’s sake, asks
for himself too.
God keeps him who takes what care he
Nothing is valuable in this world, except
as it tends to the next.
Smoke, raining into a house, and scold
ing wife, make a man run out of doors.
There is no to-worrow for an asking
God keep me from still water ; from
that which is rough I will keep myself.
Take your wife’s first advice, not her
Tell not what you know, judge not
w’hat you see, and you will live in quiet.
Hear reason, or she will make herself
Gifts enter everywhere without a wim
A great fortune with a wife is a bed full
One pin for your purpose and two for
'1 here never was but one mau who nev
er did a fault.
He who promises runs into debt.
He wild holds his peace geathers stones.
Leave your son a good reputation and
Receive your money beford~you give a
receipt for it, and take a receipt before
you pay it.
God doth the cure, and the physician
lakes the money for it.
Thinking is very far from knowing the
Fools make great feasts, and wise men
A gentle calf sucks her own mother.
The Devil brings a modest man into a
He who will have a mule without any
fault must keep none.
The wolves eat the poor ass that hath
Visit your aunt, but not every day in
Go up Head ! —“Napoleon Alexis
Dobbs, come up here, and say your lesson.
“What makes boys growl”
"It is the rain, sir.”
“Why do not men grow ?”
“Because they carry umbrellas, which
keep off the rain.”
“What makes a young man fall in love V’
“Because one of them has a heart of
steel, and t’other has a heart of flint, and
when they comes together, they strike fire,
and that is love.”
A Sad Mistake. — A young exquisite,
who was anxious to raise up a ferocious
crop of whiskers, being told that bear's oil
would facilitate their growth, went to a
druggist and procured a bottle of oil, which
he put profusely on his face when going
to bed. Next morning, on looking in the
glass, he was horrified to find either side
of his face covered with a thick coat of
white feathers. The druggist had made
a mistake, and given him .goose oil instead
of bear’s oil.
BoVs, Behave. —“An old man” com
plains that boys come to see liis darters,
hut say nothing about marrying them—
this he does not like. He says “gals
must get husbands when they are young,
if they ge them ; and therefore those ; ti
lers who have no notion of being married,
have no business to tike up the gals' time
for nothing, and thereby keep better boys
The Poet ami his Litile Daughter.
There they are, of a June morning,
where roses and yellow jesamine covered
the old wall and the black bird, aloft in the
broad-leaves sycamore, was singing as if
he was out of his senses for joy—and na
ture and art conspired to make all glad.—
It was the poet’s own garden.
Was he happy I Did content smile
upon and bless him I Was his spirit in
harmony with his place ? It was clouded
with sad and bitter thoughts ; his heart
was oppressed ; he had been disappoint
ed ; where lie had hoped for good he
found evils. And as his little daughter
raised up to him to tell him about the
charity children, full of sympathy herself,
and sure of finding it in him, she heard
him say to a neighbor:
“No I have no hope of human nature
now; it is a poor miserable thing, that is
not worth working for. My best endeav
ors have been spent in its service ;—my
youth and manhood’s strength—my very
life—and this is my reward ! 1 will work
for money’s sake as others do—and not
for the good of mankind !”
The poet’s words were bitter, and tears
came in the eyes of his best friend. Nev
er had the child heard such words from
her father before ; lie had been to her
hitherto as a great and good angel.
“I will work,” said he, “for money’s
sake, as others do, and not for the good
“ My father, if you do,” said the child,
in a voice of mournful indignation, “I will
trample all your writings under my feet!”
Large tears rolled down her cheek, and
her eyes were fixed upon her father’s
The poet took the child in his arms and
kissed her; an angel had touched hisheart,
and he could forgive his bitter enemies.
“ I will tell you something, my child,”
said he, in his usual mild voice. The child
leaned her head against his breast and lis
tened “Once upon a time, a man lived
in a great wilderness; he was a poor man,
and worked very hard for his bread ; he
lived in a cave of a rock, and because the
snn shone burning hot into the cave, he
twined roses, and jesamines, and honey
suckles all around it; and in front of it,
and iu the ledges of the rock, he planted
flowers and sweet shrubs, and made it ve
ry pleasant. Water ran gurgling from a
fissure in the rock into a little basin,
whence it poured in gentle streams through
his garden, in which grew all kinds of
“ Birds snng in the tall trees which na
ture herself had planted, and little squir
rels, and lovely green lizzards, with bright*
intelligent eyes, lived in the branches and
among the flowers. All would have gone
well with the man, had not evil spirits ta
ken possession of the cave; they troubled
him night and day ; they dropped canker
blight upon his roses, nipped off his jesa
mine and honey-suckle flowers, and in the
form of a caterpiller and blight, ate his
beautiful fruits. It made tho man angry
and bitter; the flowers were no longer
beautiful to him, and when he looked at
them ho thought only of the canker and
the caterpiller, “I can no longer take pleas*
ure in them,” said he, “I will leave the
cave and go elsewhere.” He did so; and
he travelled on and on ; but it was a vast
wilderness in which he was, and so it was
many a day before he came to a place of
rest, nor did he know that all this time the
evil spirits who had plaged him so in his
own cave, were still going with him ; but
they were; and they made every place
where he came to worse till at the last—
their very breath cast a blight upon every
“ He was foot-sore and weary, and ve
ry miserable. A feeling like despair was
in his heart and he said, he might as well
die as live ; he lay down in the \vilderness f
and scarcely had he done that, when he
heard behind him the pleasantest sound
in the world ; a little child singing like a
bird because her heart was innocent and
full of joy ; the next moment she was at
his side. The evil spirits that were about
him, when they saw her coming, drew
back a little, for she brought with her a
beautiful company of angels and bright
spirits, little chedibs, with round, rosy
cheeks, golden hair and laughing eyes,
stuck between two dove’s wings as snow.
The child had not the least idea that these
beautiful spirits always were about her;
all she knew was, that lie was full of joy,
ami that she loved above all things to do
good. When she saw the poor man lying
BOOK AND JOB PRINTING,
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WM. D. HARRISON.
there, she went up to him, and talked so
pityingly and yet so cheerfully to him that
he felt as if her words would cure lym.—
She told him that she lived just by, and
that he should go with her and rest, and
get well in her cave. He went with her,
and It was just such a cave as his own, on
ly much smaller. Roses and honey-suck
les and jesamines grew all around it, and
the birds were singing, and gold and sil
ver fish were sporting about iu the water,
and there were such beds of strawberries
all red and luscious that filled the air with
“It was a beautiful place; there seemed
to be no canker or blight on anything; and
yet the man saw how spiders had woven
webs like the most beautiful lace, from
one vine branch to another; and butter
flies that had once been devouring cater
pillars, were flitting about; and just as in
his own garden, fat yellow frogs were
squatted under the cool leaves; but the
child loved the frogs as well as the green
lizzards, and said that they did her no
harm, and that there were plenty of straw
berries both for them and for her.
“The evil spirits that had troubled the
man, and followed him, could not get in
to the child’s garden ; it was impossible,
because all these rosy-cheeked cherubs
and white angels lived there, and that
which is good, be it ever so small, is a
great deal stronger than that which is evil*
be it ever so large. So they sat outside
and bit their nails for vexation ; and as the
man stayed a long lime with the child
they got so tired of waiting, that some of
them flew away forever.
“At length the man kissed the child,
and went hack to his own place, When
he got there he found that owing to the
evil spirits having been so long away, the
flowers and the fruits had in a great mea
sure recovered themselves; there Was
hardly any canker or blight left, and as
the child now came very often to see him,
and brought with her all her bright com
pany, the place was /reed, at least while
she stayed from the evil ones. That is a
true story. There are many men who,
like him, live in a wilderness, and it is
happy for them when they have a child
for their neighbor.”
The poet was silent, the child kissed
him, and then without saying a word
about the little charity children, ran off to
sit down beside them, and perhaps to tell
them the story which her father hud just
And, children, do you see how you may
teach fathers and mothers, and your eld
ers, when wrong how to do right ? A
word kindly spoken, when they are an
gry —a sweet smile when they are unhap
py, the right thing done in the right way,
will chase away the evil spirits and make
them good again.
05” Among all the pointed things of
Junius there is nothing superior to this:
“Private credit is wealth—public honor is
security. The feather that adorns the
royal bird, supports its flight. Strip him
of his plumage, and you fix him to the
A Toad. —An Irishman describing a
toad, said it was a very queer bird : when
it stood up it was no taller than when it
sat down, and when it flew, it went with a
and 1 of a jolt.
Worth Remembering. —He that is
passionate and hasty is general!}* honest.
It is the mild, dissembling hypocrite that
should be shunned. There is no deceit a
bout a bull-dog. Tt’s only the cur that
sneaks up and bites you behind your back.
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