MILLEDGEVILLE, GEORGIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1871.
E/A. HARRISON, ORMB & CO.
Terms, $2.00 Per Annum in Advance
rates of advertising.
Ordinary's.—Citations for letters
ot ad ninistration,guardianship, &c. $3 00
Hiinfstead notice 2 00
Ajplicatioirtor dism’n from adm’n.. 5 00
Application for disin'u ofguard’u
Application for leave to sell Laud
Notice to Debtors and Creditors
Sales of Land, per square of ten lines
Sale of personal per sq., ten days
Sheriff's—Each levy of ten lines,.... 2 50
Mort'^a^e sales of ten lines or less.. 5 00
Tax Collector’s sales, (2 months 5 00
Clerk's--Foreclosure of mortgage and
other monthly’s, per square 1 00
Estray notices,thirty days 3 00
Sales of Land, by Administrators, Execu
tors or Guardians, are required, by law to
bs held on the first Tuesday in the month,
between the hours of ten in the forenoon
and three in the afternoon, at the Court
house in the county in which the property
Notica ot these sales must be published 40
days previous to the day of sale;
Notice for the sale of personal property
must he published 10 days previous to sale
Notice to debtors and creditors, 40 day
Notice that application will be made of
the Court of Ordinary for leave to sell land,
Citations for letters of Administration,
Guardianship, &c., must be published 30
jays—for dismission from Administration,
nonthlysix months, for dismission from guar-
jiiiiship, 40 days.
Rules for foreclosure of Mortgages must
b» published monthly for four months—for
sstablishiug lost papers, for the full space oj
\\rce months—for compelling titles from Ex-
scutors or Administrators, where bond has
seen given by the deceased, the full space
of three months.
Application for Homestead to be published
Are re pectfully solicited for the erection of a
Confederate Dead of Georgia,
And those Soldiers from other Confederate
States who were killed or died in this State.
THE MONUMENT TO COST $50,000.
The Corner Stone it is proposed shall be
laid on the 4th of July, or so soon thereafter as
the receipts will permit.
For every Five Dollars subscribed, there wil
be given a certificate of Life, Membership t
the Monumental Association. This certificate
will entitle the owner thereof to an equal inter
est in the following property, to be distributed
as soon as requisite number of shares are sold,
First. Nine Hundred and One
Acres of Land in Lincoln
county, Georgia, on which are
the well-known Magruder
Gold and Copper Mines, val
ued at ----------$130 000
Aud to Seventeen Hundred and Forty-F our
Shares in One Hundred Thousand Dollars of
United States Currency; to-wit:
1 share of
Free from the Poisonous and
Health-destroying Drugs us
ed in other Hair Prepara
No SUGAR OF LEAD—No
OF SILVER, and is entirely
Transparent and clear as crystal, it will not
soil the finest fabric—perfectly SAFE, CLEAN
and E F F I C IE N T—riesideratums LONG
SOUGHT FOR AND FOUND AT LAST!
It restores and prevents the Hair from be
coming Gray, imparls a soft, glossy appear
ance, removes l)a..druff, is cool and refreshing
to Ihe head, checks the Hair from falling off,
and restores it to a great exlont when prema
turely lost, prevents Headaches, cuies all hu
mors, cutaneous eruptions, and unnatural Heat.
AS A DRESSING FOR TIIE HAIR IT IS
THE BEST ARTICLE IN THE MARKET.
DR. G. SMITH, Patentee, Groton Junction,
Mass., Prepared only by PROCTOR BROTH
ERS, Gloucester, Mass. The Genuiue is put
up in a panuel bottle, made expressiy for it
with the name of the article blown in the glass.
Ask your Diuggist for Nature’s Hair restora
tive, end take no other.
For sale in Milledgeville by L. W. HUNT
In Sparta, by A. II. BIRDSONG &. CO.
p July 2 ly. U Feb28 ’71 ly.
TO GIN OWNERS.
T HE UNDERSIGNED REPAIRS GINS
at his GIN HOUSE on time.
Agencies, Southern Recorder, Milledgeville,
Ga ; Wm. A Sims, Dublin, Ga.; E. D. Bos
tick, Wrightsviile, Ga. ; E. A. Sullivan, San
dersville, Ga.; Thos. E. Dickens, Sparta, Ga.,
T. N. Sliurlej’, Warrenton.Ga. ; T.F. Harlow.
Louisville, Ga., 4 months. J. B. CARN,
p Apl. 1 tf r Aug. 15 tf Louisville, Ga.
We invite ihe Public along the NEW LINE of RAILROAD through
BALDWIN and HANCOCK Counties, lo call and examine our new
SPRING STOCK OF
Gents’ Furnishing: Goods.
We keep the best of every thing in our line, ar.d '• V sure lo please
you if you will give us a trial.
B March 1871.
WINSHIP & CALLAWAY, Macon, Ga-
W E HAVE just received a very fine selec
NEW SHEET MUSIC
from the large establishment of Messrs. LUD-
DEN &■ BATES, Savannah, Ga., which we
offer as cheap as can be had from the pub
We also have lrom the same firm a selection
among which are
The Musical Curiculum, by Geo. F. Root,
The Pacific Glee Book,
The New Cornet,
Root’s Cabinet Organ Companion,
Root’s Guide for the Piano Forte,
Thorough Base School,
GiSud Songs, Nos. 1,2, & 3.
The Ladies are especially invited to call and
examine our stock at the Times &. Planter
rooms, Sparta, Ga. or L. W. Hunt & Co’s
Store, Milledgeville, Ga.
Sep. 9, 87 tf r p
W. A. HOPSON & CO.,
Have received this day a choice variety of
the Latest styles of
LADIES’, MISSES’ AND CHILDREN'S SUITS.
A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
W- A- HOPSON & C0-, 41 Second St., 20 Triangular
Block. Macon, Ga.
Re’c.71 Feb. 14,18 tf.
JOHN VOGT & CO.,
French China, Belgian aud Bohemian Glassware, Lava ware
OPsiapiiaam SJO!sauplbLL ^ Indies
35 Sc 37 PARK PLACE,
Between Church 8t. <fc College Place, NEW YORK.
1 54 R ue do Paradis Poissonniere. PARIS. 6 Coura Jourdan, Limoges, FRANCE.
Neuerwill, HAM BURG.
June 4, 1871, 5 73 22 6m
N. A. MEGRATH, ~
Hollingsworth Block, MiA-COlST, O.A..
CAN SUPPLY YOU ALL WITH
Subscribers to Peters’ Musical Month- II
ly get all the latest and best Music at one iu
and two cents apiece. Every number con- IT
. tains fiom $4 to $5 worth of new Mnsic; U
and it can be had for 30 cents. The July ^
and August numbers contain Thirty Pie
ces of Music, (72 pages, sheet-music size,) J
and will be mailed
J. L. PETERS
August 26, 85 2 m pm
50 cents. Address,
Broadway, New t
The value of the separate interest to which
the holder of each Certificate will be entitled,
will be determined by the Commissioners, who
will announce to the public the manner, the
time and place of distribution.
The following gentlemen have consented to
act as Commissioners, and will either by a
Committee from their own body, or by Specia
Trustees, appointed by themselves, receive and
take proper charge of the money for the Mon-
ument, as well a* the Real Instate and the U.
8 Currency offered as inducements tor sub
scription, and will determine upon the plan tor
the Monument, the inserption thereon, the site
therefor, select an orator for the occasion, and
regulate the ceremonies to be observed when
he corner-stone.is laid to-wit: „ ,
Generals L. McLaws, A. R. Wright, M. A.
Stovall, W. M. Gardner, Goode Bryan, Colo-
onels C. Suead, Wm. P. Crawford, Majors
Jos. B. Cummiug, George T. Jackson, Joseph
Ganahl, I. P. Girardey, Hon. R. H. May, Adam
Johnston, Jonathan M. Miller, W. H. Good-
rich, J, D. Butt, Henry Moore, Dr. W. L. Dear-
The Agents in the respective counties will
retain the money received for the sale ol
Tickets until the subscription Books are clos
ed. In order that the several amounts may
be returned to the Shareholders, in case the
number of subscriptions will not .warrant any
further procedure the Agents will report .o
this office weekiy, the result of their sa.es.
When a sufficient number of the sliaies aie
sold, the Agents will receive notice, they
will then fonvard to this office the amounts
L & A. H. MoLAWS, Gen. Ag ts.
No. 3 Old P. O. Range, McIntosh sts.
W. C D. ROBERTS Agent at Sparta, Ga.
L.W. HUNT &. CO., Agents Milledgeville
r p a n May, 2, 1871. 6m.
THO dVI ^ S W O O ID,
next to Lanier House,
Parlor Suits, in Walnut and Mahogany: Cham
ber Suits, in Walnut, (Oiled and Var
nished,) Mahogany, Oak
Also, Enameled Painted Sets, in large variety.
Large lot of Maple and Walnut Bedsteads,
from $5 to $90-
Chairs of all descriptions, Mattresses, and
Pillows, Wall Paper, Window Shades, and
well selected stock of Carpets, Oil Cloths and
CHEAP FOR CASH.
Broad St., Augusta, Ga
MARBLE MONUMENTS, TOMB
STONES AC., &C.
Marble Mantels and Furniture-Marble of all
kiuds Furnished to Order. All work for the
Country carefully boxedjfor shipment-
M’ch 12;p/70;iy. R Feb 1, 71 ly
My Terms are Cash, or such Paper as can be used to raise Cash and
I will Sell you as It tv as anybody.
N. A. MEGRATH, Macon, Ga.
r Jane 6,1871. 22 ly.
Crockett’s Iron Works,
4th Street, Macon, Georgia.
Builds and Repairs all Sorts of Machinery.
Makes Gin Gear from 7 Feet to 12 Feet,
Sugar Mills from 12 to 18 Inches.
Both. 'Wrought <Sz> Oast, to Suit all Blaces
MY HORSE POWER
has been Tried, and Proven a Complete Success-
t^> READ THE FOLLOWING: ^
Farmers are Referred to Certificates.
MACON, GA., December 16th, 1870.
E. Crockett, Esq.,—Dear Sir: Your letter received. The HORSE POWER that I bought
of you is doing as well as I can wish. The principle is a good one, and so easily adapted to
any Gin-House. Mine has, so far, proved sufficiently strong enough for the work to be done.
I am running a forty-five saw Gin, with feeder attachment, with two mules, with perfect ease.
Respectfully, &c , A. T. HOLT.
COOL SPRING, GA , October 5th, 1870.
Mr. E. Crockett, Macon:—Mr. Daniels has fitted up your POWER satisfactorily. For neat-
nesss and convenience, as well as adaptability for driving machinery for farm purposes, cannot
be excelled ; in this it has superiorities over the old wooden or mixed gearing.
I use four mules, and I think I could gin out 1500 pounds lint Cotton per day on a forty-saw Gin.
Respectfully yours, J. R. COMBS.
GRIFFIN. December 6te, 1870.
E. Crockett, Esq., Macon, Ga.,—Dear Sir : I am well pleased with the HORSE. POWER
you sold me. I think it is the best I have seen. Very respectfully,
S. KENDRICK, Superintendent Savannah, G. & N. A. R. R.
ALSO TO Capt. A. J. White, President M. & W. R. R. ; McHollis, Monroe Coun
ty; Jas. Leith, Pnlaski County ; Dr. Reilly, Houston County ; W. W. West, Harris County;
Johnson & Dunlap, Macon, Ga.; Sims, Spalding County ; Alexander, Hillsboro ;
Dr. Hardeman, Jones County ; Edmond Dumas, Jones County. Aug. 5, 3in. rpn
Rosewood, Mahogany, Walnut, Cedar aud
Imitatations. Aletalic Cases and Cas
kets. new styles, at i educed
Oct. 17 41 tf
LAWTON, HART & CO-
U sual advances made on Cotton in Store,
oct. y r &n 4m
Wm. H. Tison. Wm. W. Gokdon.
TIS0N & GORDON,
112 BAY STREET
B AGGING AND IRON TIES ADVAN
CED on Crops.
Liberal Cash Advances made on Consign
raent of Cotton. Careful attention to all busi'
ness, and prompt returns Guaranteed,
oct. 9 11 n 4m.
AND ALL OTHERS IN NEED OF
Mouldings, Balusters. Blind Trimmings, <fec„ will do well to call e**
Blair <3z> Bickford., 171 Bay Street.
WHO ARE CONSTANTLY RECEIVIMG FRESH SUPPLIES IN THIS LINE.
August 15,4m. n r
H. & J, WEED,
Iron, Steel, Tin Plate and Hardware, Rub
ber Belting and Carriage Material-
173 SL 115 MtciLnhtaii 5ft.
oct. 10 1871. r * n 6m.
The Wife of Washington in her Workroom
BY JAMES PARTON.
There are fine ladies, it is said, at
present, who disdain ihe homely,
honorable duties of house-keeping,
thinking it beneath them to attend
to the comfort, happiness and dig
nity of their families. If any such
there are, I should like to invite
them to look into the workroom
of Mrs. Washington, at Mount Ver
non, the aparlmeut in which the first
lady of Virginia, in Virginia’s palmy
days, used to spend her mornings at
work, surrounded by busy servants.
Every great house in Virginia had
such a room in old times, and ladies
plumed themselves upon excelling
in the household arts practiced
therein. This particular work
room at Mount Vernon is described
in old letters of the period, copied
and given to the world some years
ago, by the late Bishop Meade, of
It was a plain, good sized apart
ment, arranged and furnished with
a view to facilitating work. At one
end, there was a large table for cut
ting out clothes upon. At that time,
every garment worn by the slaves
had to be cut out and sewed, either
by the ladies of the mansion-house,
or under their superintendence.—
The greater part of General Wash
ington’s slaves worked on planta
tions several miles distant from his
home, arid were provided for by
their several overseers ; but there
were a great number of household
servants at Mount Vernon, besides
grooms, gardeners fishermen and
others, for whom the lady of the
house had lo think and contrive.—
At that broad table, sat a skillful,
nice-looking negro woman, some
what advanced in years, with a pair
of shears in her hand, cutting, cut
ting, cutiing, almost all day and ev
ery day, the countless trowsprs,
dresses, jackets and shirts, needed
by a family of, perhaps a hundred
persons. Every thing worn by the
General or by herself, except their
best outside garments, which were
imported from London, were made
in that room, under the eye of the
lady ot the house. .
All the commoner fabrics, too,
were home-made. On one side of
the room, sat a young colored wo
man spinning yarn ; on another, her
mother knitting ; elsewhere, a wo
man doing some of the finer ironing;
here a woman winding ; there a lit
tle colored girl learning lo sew. In
the midst of all this industry, sat
Mrs. Washington, ready lo solve dif
ficulties as they arose, and prompt
to set right any operation that might
be going w’rong. She was always
knitting. From morning till dinner
—which was two o’clock—her knit
ting was seldom out of her hands.
In this workroom, she usually re
ceived the ladies of her familiar ac-
quinlance, when they called in the
morning, but she never laid aside
her knitting. The click of her nee
dles was^always heard in the pauses
Her friends were surprised to see
her, after her eight years’ residence
at the 3eat of Government, instant
ly resume her former way of life.
They found her as of old, in her
workroom, with her servants about
her, knitting and giving directions.
One lady, who visited her after the
General’s retirement from the presi
dency, gives an instance of her pru
“She points out to me several
pairs of nice colored stocktngs and
gloves she had just finished, and
presents me with a pair half done,
which she begs I will finish and wear
for her sake.”
Thus she contrived in one and the
same act, to make a present and
give a practical lesson in industry.
She was, indeed, a signal example
of that virtue, at a time when ladies
of wealth and importance could
scarcely avoid practicing it. She
used to speak of the lime spent in
levees and other ceremonial duties,
as, “my lost days.”
The chief labor ot the mistress of
a house then was in training ser
vants. Mrs. Washington, like the
other Virginia ladies, had an eye
upon the families of her slaves—
and most of them had very large
families—and when she noticed a
little girl that seemed bright and
apt to learn, she would have her
come to the workroom, where she
would be taught to sew, and after
wards, other home arts. In this
way, the house was kept supplied
with good cooks, chamber-maids,
seamstresses and nurses. Promis
ing girls were regularly brought up,
or, as we may say, apprenticed to
the household trade which they
were to spend their life iu enercis-
This training of servants was for
merly supposed to be part of the
cs, whether the servants were white
or black, bond or free. Ladies did
not then regard a bouse with all iu
complicated and business apparatus,
as a clock, which, being wound up
after breakfast, would run twenty-
four hours without further attention.
Having themseives actually per
formed all the operations of house
keeping, and having acquiied skill
in their performance, they knew
that a good servant is not born, but
made; and they were willing to
ake a world of trouble in forming a
servant, in order that by an by they
might enjoy the ease and pleasure
derived from skillful service. I
must confess that sometimes, vvlien
I have heard ladies complaining of
the awkwardness of girls who, until
recently, had never seen a house
hold implement more complicated
than a poker, or an iron pot, the
thought has occurred to life that pos
sibly, if they would lake some trou
ble to teach such girls their duty,
they would observe a gradual im
There is a tradition in Virginia
that Mrs. Washington, with all her
good qualities, was a little tart in
her temper, and favored the General,
occasionally, with a nocturnal dis
course, too much in the slyle of Mrs.
Caudle. The story rests upon the
slightest foundation, and it is safe to
disiegard. Great housekeepers, how
ever, are not usually noted for amia
bility of disposition, and ladies
whose husbands are very famous,
are apt to be over run with compa
ny, which is not conducive to do
mestic peace, nor does il lend to
curb the license of a woman’s tongue
to remember that, at her marriage,
she brought her husband a vast in
crease, both ot his estate, and of his
importance in the social system.
How far George Washington was,
in his youth, from anticipating the
splendid career that awaited him !
He was by no means so favored in
fortune and family, as his biogra
phers would have us believe. Ev
ery reader, I suppose, remembers
the fine tale, which even Mr. Irving
repeats, of the youthful Washington,
getting a midshipman’s commission,
and yielding it again to his mother’s
tears. There lay the British man-
of-war at anchor in the river. The
boat was on shore ; the lad’s trunk
was packed ; and, I think, his uni
form was on. But, at the last mo
ment, the lender youth, overcome by
his mother’s tears, declined to go.
Such is the romance. 'Ihe truth
His mother, left a widow, was
anxious for the future of her boy,
fourteen years of age, whose only
inheritance was a farm and tract of
land on the Rappahannoc, of no
great value or promise. She was
advised to send the lad to sea, before
the mast, in one of the tobacco ships
that so often ascended the broad riv
ers of Virginia. She was fora while
disposed to favor the scheme. But
her brother, Joseph Ball, a London
lawyer, in large practice, remon
strated against her sacrificing her
son in that way, and advised her to
bring him up a planter.
“I understand,” he wrote, “that
you are advised, and have since
thought of putting your son George
to sea. I think he had better be put
apprentice to a tinker, fora common
sailor before the mast has by no
means the common liberty of the
subject; for they will press him from
a ship where he has fifty shillings a
month, and make him take twenty-
three, and cut and slash, and use
him like a dog. And as lo any con
siderable preferment in the navy, it
is not to be expected, as there are
always so many gaping for it here,
who have interest, and he has none.”
He proceeds to tell her lhat, a
Virginia planter, with three or four
hundred acres of land, and three or
four slaves, has a great deal better
chance of winning a comfortable
and independent position, than even
the captain of a merchant ship—and
it was far from easy to get to be
captain. “George,” be concluded,
“must not be in too great haste to
be rich, nor aim at being a fine gen
tleman before his time; but go on
gently and with patience.” The
mother accepted this view of the
situation, and the boy was not cut
and slashed on board ship. He
learned, as we all know, the busi
ness of a surveyor, and practiced
lhat vocation until the death of his
brother gave him a competent es
He was Colonel commanding the
Virginia troops, twenty-seven years
of age, and shining with the lustre
of the fame recently won on Brnd-
dock’s field, when first the rich
young widow Custiscaet upon him
admiring eyes. He was riding,
booted and spurred, in hot haste,
from headquarters to the capital of
the province, where he was to con
fer with the Governor concerning
the defence of the frontiers. With
in a few tniles of his destination, he
was pressed by a friend to stay to
he consented, intending to mount
the moment the meal was over. At
the table. he met the widow, and
was captivated. The horses wsje
pawing at the door, but the young
Colonel came not forth. The after
noon flew by, yet he came not. Eve
ning drew on, ihe horses were tak
en back to the stable—Col. Wash
ington had made up his mind to stop
all flight. It was not till the next
morning that he rode away.
Within a year they were married
at the “White House,” which was
her home, and they took up their a-
bodc at Mount Vernon soon after.
Her huabaod b left a vast estate
in lands, and forty-five thousand
pounds in money, one-third of which
was hers, and now became the joint
property of Colonel Washington and
herself. By their marriage, he be
came one of the richest men in Vir
ginia. She gained an excellent hus
band, and her three chitdren a wise
and careful father.
If any lady in V irginia could claim
exemption from the cares and labors
ot a household, oo account of her
wealth aud social standing, it was
Mrs. Washington. She had been an
heiress and a beauty. For genera
tions her ancestors had been persons
of wealth and high consideration.
Her first husband possessed a great
fortune, and her second was the
most illustrious personage of his
time. But she deemed it a privi
lege to attend to the details of house
keeping, and regarded the days
wh*»n she was obliged to shine in the
drawing-room, as “lost.”
The Ethics of Dress.
Imprimis. The first instiet about
a new fashion is the true one. Don’t
wait till your eye has lost its accu
racy and judgment its edge. Sub-
jeetthe thing at once to the general
rule, and bow to the decision.
2d. What suits one person does
not suit another. Know thyself.
3d. Dress should supplement good
points and correct bad ones.—
Thick and thin, long and short, are
not all to be subjected to one Fro-
4th. Colors should be harmonious,
should be massed—should be be
coming. Id est, many little points
or blotches of color sprinkled over
a costume produce a disagreeable
pied and speckled effect, as of a
monstrous robin’s egg, or a plum
pudding. One tint should prevail,
relieved by a contrasting tint. No
amount of fashionable prestige can
make an unbecoming color becom
ing. “Nile green” will turn some
people into oranges, though twenty
empresses ordain its adoption.
5th. Lines should be continuous,
graceful, and feminiue. It is belter
to look like a woman (if you are one)
than anything else—even a fashion-
6th. Ornament is subordinate.
Nature, with all profusion, never for
gets this fundamental law.
7th. Above all things, be neat.
Dainty precision and freshness is as
essential to a woman as a flower.
Sth. Individuality is the rarest
aud the cheapest thing in the world.
9tb, and lastly, “Stylish” is of all
the words in the English language
the most deadly. It has slain its
Love in the Household.—
There is one place where love is
more nearly supreme than any
where else, and that is where suc
cess has been achieved more near
ly than anywhere else. I refer
to the household. There the foun
tain of love is never sealed. There
love is more nearly on the pattern of
love in Heaven than anywhere else.
That is the bright spot of human
history- While nations have gone
on, voluminous, dark, with desola
tion on every hand, groaning and
travailing in pain till now ; while
there have been outward conflicts
innumerable; while the world has
been full of confusion and crying
and misery, there have been in all
lands, houses with families secluded
in them. And that which the State
lacked, and business lacked, and all
men outside, the household have pos
sessed. Equity, justice and forgive
ness have flourished in the house
Animal Food.—Many of the an
cients never ate animal food. Plu
tarch, a learned Grecian, abstained
from it altogether. He lived to be
nearly eighty years old and was a
hard worker. He is said to have
written three hundred philosophical
works. One hundred and twenty-
five of them are extant. This cele
brated man once wrote: “You ask
me for what reason Pythagoras ab
stained from eating the flesh of
brutes ; for my part I am astonished
lo think what appetite first induced
man to taste of a dead carcass; or
what motive could suggest the no
tion of nourishing b ini self with the
flesh oi deed animals.”) 1 People
could live much cheaper if they
I were to adopt Plutarch’s views.