PEBRT WYNKKLS r
—Wc would like for the
who take an interest in this column
to write for it, so that wo can make
an interesting department. "Who
will try f
—You must not fail to read Mr.
Makey’s story, headed Adolpbo. It
will go through several numbers of
the paper and promises to be inter
My dear children, the Christmas
holidays arc past, the year of 1875 is
•nded, and we are beginning anoth
er year. Now, the question is, How
we are going to spend the year
1876 f Do we intend to fritter away
time, doing nothing for our
selves or anybody else ; or do we in
tended to make ourselves as useful
as possible, trying to shed beams of
sunshine all around us, trying to
■take others happy and thereby
making ourselves happy I haveo
these suggestions to make.
Ist Let us try to do all the good
we can, by controlling our tempers,
always telling the truth, and denying
ourselves for tho good of others.
2nd. Let us learn all we can, by
studying hard, if we are going to
school, by reading &c., if we are not
going to school, and by observing
what is going on around us.
And then, boys and girls, let us
write about what we are doing or
what we have done, and publish
it in the children’s column of the
Argus, so that others can be benefit
ed by it. P. W.
tVBITTEN FOB THE BUENA VISTA ARGUS
BY CHARLES MAKJ3Y,
The impression came upon me for
the instant that the child must have
had an unhappy home. I was edit
ing a newspaper, aid a man came
to me one day to know if I wanted a
boy to work in the printing office. He
was fourteen years old, but small to
his age, and I agreed to take him at
the usual price paid for such labor as
he was capable of performing.
He came at the appointed time,
and went quietly to work, and being
busy with outside matters, I thought
little about the boy.
It was perhaps a month from the
time he entered my office that the
foreman came to me one day on some
business connected with tho office,
when it occurred to me to ask some
thing relative to the lad.
“Why,” says the foreman, “he is
one of the quietest, smartest little
fellows in the whole country. Always
cheerful, ready and willing to do
anything that comes to“hand. He is
worth his weight in gold. Easily
controlled, quick at understanding
and learning, he is far superior to any
boy I have ever had under me.”
I gent for the boy. He was a full
faced, light-haired boy; with clear
blue eyes, and a quick, firm step. He
came to me, and I made him sit down
beside me. I talked to him long and
earnestly about his future, giving him
the best advice I knew how. When
I had finished, and he had started
away, I ©ailed him back and asked
“Adolpho,” that was his Christian
name, “where does your father live 7”
It was a simple question, but I
could not mistake the pained and
Btartled expression which overspread
his face when I asked it. He hesita
ted, but be soon overcomo that, and
gave me the street and the number.
This is why I say that the impression
came upon mo that he must have an
I was not in the habit of noticing
children very closely, but there was
Bomething in the manner and appear
ance of Adolpho Merton which made
a deep impression upon mo, and I sat
thinking about for a long time after
he had left my sanctum. I determin
ed to watch him closely and to ac
quaint myself with his family history.
That he did not wish me to know
anything of his family history I
thought that his actions justified me
During the next month or two there
yras no opportunity presenting itself
to me by which I couid Satisfy my cu
riosity with respect to the family of
little Adolpho. But tho opportunity
did present itself before very long.
I had been on a visit to a friend a
few miles from town, and was retur
ning home late in tho evening, it
was about dusk when I was coming
through an obscuro part of the city
that I remembered that it was the
same that Adolpho told mo was the
place of his father’s residence.
I was passing a low class saloon
when 1 heard loud quarreling within.
Soon after the disputants came out
side, wlicu they' got into a scuffile, in
which one of tho men was severely
wounded, and fell on the pavement
unable to rise. I hastened to his side.
Nobody around knew the man, and
I was casting about in my mind what
to do with him in the absence of the
proper authorities, when little Adol
pho appeared upon the scene, and re
cognizing the man lying upon the
pavement, ran to him and fell upon
his knees beside him. It was his fa
ther. The same man who had hired
Adolpho to me.
The fellow had not Seen me, and
knowing that something must be dono
immediately, ho got two or three of
the men standing by to carry liis
father hame, he ran immediately after
the nearest physician. I followed the
crowd to its destination, and after
handing his wife a small sum of mon
ey and telling her that I would bear
the expenses resulting from the ca
tastrophe, I left and went home.
The next morning Adolpho did not
come to the printing office, and the
foreman, Mr. Banks, came to my
sanctum, and said:
“Young Adolpho has not been to
the office this morning.”
I then told him the circumstance
of the previous evening; but told him
to say nothing for the present, and as
I was afraid that the worthy little
fellow would be very much embar
rassed if he thought that we were
acquainted with his family, and espe
cially with this unpleasant circum
But on the following day ho made
his appearance, and went to work as
usual, without offering any explana
tion of his absence of the day before
Mr. Banks sent him to me.
“Adolpho, what was the reason
you did not come to the office yester
“Oh, Mr, Makey;” a tear stood in
each of his clear blue eyes,, 'I am not
afraid to tell you the reason why.
But please, sir, do not press me to
know it. Indeed, sir, I could not
come or I would.”
I knew that he was speaking the
truth, but still I tried to make him
tell me, but in vain. He was very
sorry, I could see; but he was very
finn. I could not move him. I must
own that I could not but respect the
principle that could make him stand
before me so firmly.
I sent him to his work, promising
him to investigate the matter _morc
[to be continued.]
That was a very pathetic story of
a little cold and ragged boy on an
East-river ferry boat tlie other day.
He was in the cabin begging, contra
ry to rule, and a deck band was lift
ing him out by the ear. But a rich
ly dressed and noble hearted lady in*
terfered and reproved the unfeeling
man. He released the boy reluctant
ly, protesting that he had orders to
keep such out of the cabin. Then,
with a heart aglow with generous
feeling, the stately lady gave the lit
tle wanderer a dollar and said she
felt sure that every one in the cabin
would be glad to rebuke the brutality
which they had all witnessed, in the
same way. So the boy passed around
his ragged cap and got it well filled
with the offerings of generous 11a
tures. And the observant reporter
followed the poor boy and the rich.la
dy ashore, and as they turned the
first corner he heard the lady say,
“Well, Dickey, we did pretty good
that trip; now let’s try the other
line.” —Boston Globe.
The art of life is to know how to
enjoy a little, and to endure much.
We may forgive an injury and an
insult; but we cannot endure to be
bored, not even by those we love.
Ink is the black sea on which
thought rides at anchor.
There is a closer connection be
tween good sense and good nature
than is commonly supposed.
Kate* and Rules! or Legal Adver
Sheriff Bales, each levy t 4.00
Mortgage A fa walon, each levy 6.00
Tax Collector'!* aal*, each levy 4.00
Citation for Letter* of Adminintrution and
Application for dumtlßnion from Administration
Guardianalilp and Executorship 6.00
Application for leave to Hell land lor on nq’r.. 6.00
Notice to debtor* and creditors 4.0n
Land salen, lat square. $4. each additional... 3.00
Hales of psriahable property, per square 2.60
Estray notice, (50 days 7.00
Notice to perfect service 7.00
Rules ui si to foreclose mortgages per sq*r.... 0.60
Rule* to establish lost papers, per square.... 0.60
Rules compelling titles 3.60
Rules to perfect services in divorso cases.... 10.00
Application for Homestead 2.00
All Legal Advertisement* must bo paid for In ad
advance. * '
Hales of land. Ac., by Administrators, Executors
or Guardians, are required by law to be held on the
First Tuesday in the month, between tho hours of
ten in the forenoon and three in tin* afternoon, at the
Court Home in the county in which the property is
Notices of these sales must be given In a public ga
zette in the county where the land lies, if there bo
any, and if there is no paper published in the county
lion in tho nearest gaaetto, or tho one having the
argest general circulation in said county, 40 days
previous to the day of sale.
Notices for the sale of personal property must bo,
given in like manner ten days previous to sale day.
Notice to the debtors of creditors aud an estate
must also be published 40 days.
Notice that application will be made to the Court of
Ordinary for Ijfcavo to Hell land, Ac., must be publish
ed once a week for 4 weeks
Citations for Letters of Administration, Guardian
ship, etc., must be published 30 days—for Dismission
from Administration, Guardianship and Axeeutorship
ifulos of Foreclosure 0 f Mortgage must bo publish
ed monthly for four months—for establishing lost
papers for tne full space of three mouths—for com
pelling titles from Executors or Administrators,
where bond has been given by tho deceased, the lull
space of three months.
Application for Homestead must be published twice.
Publications will always be continued according to
these, tho legal requirements, unless otherwise or
SHERIFF'S SALE OF MORTGAGED
On the first Tuesday in February next will
be sold at the Court House door, in the tow
of Buena Vista, Marion county, between tlie
legal hours of sale and to the highest and best
bidder, one bay horse named Logan, and one
bay mare named Mary, levied on as the prop
erty of Wiley Wyatt by virtue of a mortgage
fi fa, issued from the County Court, of said
county, in favor of O. 0. Bulloch vs Wiley
Wyatt. This December 2, 1875.
D. N. MADDUX,
Dec. 3-God. Deputy Sheriff.
GEORGIA—Marion County—By virtue of
be last Will of Simeon Lawhorn, dec’d, will
e sold on first Tuesday in February, 1871> be
fore the Court House in said county, one hun
dred and forty [l4o] acres of land off lot no.
oce hundred and forty iu tbo thirty first (31)
Hist, of said county as the property of said de
ceased. Sold for the benefit of creditors and
heirs. Terms one-half cash and the other hall
to bo paid on the Ist of October next. Sold at
the risk of the former purchaser.
Dec. 31st, 1875-30d Adm’rwith Will, Ac
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Arc now receiving the largest stock of
that we have ever brought to cur
market. Having bought cur Goods at
S3 0T T ©22 2? ilCr iJRExf.
Wo are prepared to sell as cheap ns any first-class Bouse in Columbus o
Araericus. We invite special attention to oiu Stock of
One Yard wide Bleaching at 10 cents, and good calico at 8 cents.
Thankful for past favors, we cordially invite you to examine our stock.
Buena Yista, Oct. Bth, 1875. I0 IlllSlllkL
■ ■ '* ■ ' ~^
Oarer A?ram Triumphant.
'ey O' jj|l
The World’s Award Again Received by
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Sewing Machine Sales for 1874;
The table of Sewing Machine sales for last year show
that our sales amounted to 241,*79 Machines, being a 7:
nrco increase over the previous yeas. The table shows iTT |flKH\
that OUR SALES EXCEEDED THO tE OF ANY OTll- IMS Wjl V|
R COMPANY for the period named, bv the number of ¥1 r'kAJl
1 s j'_> Machines, or nearly THREE TIMES these of any -r-a-r-x
..h r company. It nitty he further stated that the sales *1" yL IA
~f 1373, a. compared with tho e vf 1872, show a relatively
larger incroase, beyond the sales of other makers. I-or J/r •jH -■ *£,. [
onsanen, in 1572 we soli) la.ooo machines than any other t W
company; whereas, in 1878, the sales were 113.254 tna- f1 M \
bines in excess of our highest competitor! aud in lb, 4, osiljX’LGG.',, -v—y’ ; ~ ’k.■ A• -- \ J’
Ur iiB,SS2 Machines m.re Ilian Any Other Comqanv. TH§SjpPi r
TestTlis ginger before Purchasing Any Ether.
terms easy, payments light.
THE SINGER XIA Nl’!<’.A CT T 71JING COMPANY
No 173 Broughton Street, Savannah. Gn.
C. A. VOSBUROII, Manager,
Branch Offices — ln Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Thomasville.Ga
harleston and Columbia, sc, Jacksonville and allahassec, Fla
ST A3. SlE3iXIP2r*. Agent,
Columbus, Ga. October Bth. 1875 At !>!> lirnad street, Columbus. Gn
©jl. ©s'. sm :hs a. :sf ja® „
No 94, Broad Street
CO TIM BUS, GEORGIA.
(SUCCESSOR TO H. Ml DOLE BROOK,)
Manufacturer & Dealer in
MILE m HARE.
Trunks t W aliens,
Carriage Trimmings, Leathcraml Leather Belting, Belt Rivets, Enameled
CLOTHS OK ALL KINDS
®S-Mr, 11. MIDDLEBROOK, lire old proprietor, has his offioo with me, and will he pleased
to tee all of his old friends. All of m.v goods are manufactured by skillful workmen andcanno
fail to give good satisfaction. All kinds of repairing done at short notice.
Columbus. Ga., October Bth. 1875. 3m
Win. R. Bedell. R. A. Ware, Jr.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
US €2* ® Jf-BC HE 154
Also Leather and Shoe Findings. All Goods Warranted.
NO. 148 BROAD STREET. = : COLUMBUS, GEORGIA.
17c have removed into our NEW STORE at our OLD STAND, with a full line of NEW
f I BOOTS and SHOES of ALL VARIETIES, and invite our friends and the public to
CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK. BEDELL & WAKE.
Columbus, Ga., October Bth, ]875.-3m
I- L. BCAIRniS do hereby issue this my Proclamation: That the cot
ton croft being exceedingly short an 1 money extremely scarce, and having a Well selected
stock of ,‘§4o 000 worth of goods, consisting in part of
Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods, Clothing of the Latest and Best Styles, Dress
Goods, lials, Boots and Shot s,
with everything usually kept in a first-class store,which must be sold at greatly reduced
prices, in order that all may have an opportunity of supplyingjtheuiselves with the abso
lute comforts of life. SPECIALTY mado iu clothing, Cassimere suits from $6
upward. Call, and satisfy yourselvt s that .1 mean business. ~K*.. B C*XSES,
Columbus. Ga., October Bth, 1875—3 m No. 114, Broad street
W;j. WATT. J. A. WALKER, CIIAS. IJ.'WATT.
Watt & Walker,
WSIO&MM.K i 2WM2S.
(MBS & MIISSI hums,
Corner Under nankin XZouso
II five the Larceit find Hent Helectd Stock of Orocerte* In C'ltr
of Columbus: CoiiMiMting of
BACON SIDES, BULK SIDES, BACON SHOULDERS, BULK SHOUL
DERS, BULK HAMS, BACON HAMS.
LAUD in fiercer. Bird in buckets find kegs.
FLOUR of all grades, including the celebrated SILVER LAKE brand,
the best iu tlie world
flagging and lies,
Salt, Sugar, Mackerel, Soap, Cheese, Coffee, Oysters, Sardines. Crackers, Soda,
Starch, shoes, boots, and
STAPIjB DHY GOODS
Such as, Oauaburgs, Sheeting, Shirtings, Checks, Stripes, Yarns and Panta
Goods. Also, a well selected stock of
WHISKEY from §l.lO to $5 per Gallon
and of anv per cent. Proof that may be desired.
Our Stock of SUGAR Includes every Grade and Price,
and onr lot of SYRUP cannot bo equaled in this city. It includes nil grades ol
New Orleans in barrels aud half barrels; also several hundred barrels of choice
FLORIDA SYRUP, which is superior to anything in the market, and much
cheaper in price. It has a delightful flavor and rich, clear color; and selected
expressly for onr trade.
Cash customers can always save money by giving us a trial before purchas
WATT & WALKER
Columbus, Ga. ,Oct. Bt!i, 1875.-ct
SADDLES AID HAILNSSS; 1
Mv stock of Saddles, Harness, Bridles, Collars and everything in that line isjtthe largest
and best in the State. ps~ lam now offering
r ®#~gPEOIAL INDUCEMENTS^^
Ta Wholesale and Detail Buuors.
ALL KINDS OF LEATHER ON HAND. BEST LEATHER BELTING.
OIL CLOTHS OF ALL KINDS. fiSrLA DIES’ A GENTS’ TRUNK*
and SACIIELS a SPECIALTY, BEST IIARNES.B and MACHINE
OILS, SADDLERY and HARNESS HARDWARE, WAGON
BREECHING, TRACE CHAINS. RACK BANDS.
WAGON and PLOW IIAMES, da.
All Kinds of Repairing Neatly nnd PrnmiitlrEleiuteil, and new Work made In
My practical knowledge and undivided personal attention to my business enables me to
sell better goods and at lower prices than any other house.
I respectfully ask you to examine my sto„k aud prices, as I am determined to pleas* fe
bo h price and quality of goods.
October2o-ct 102 Broad Street, Columbus, Gl
A M BBAMOH,
mull ill Bill IMIS?,
m 135 Broad Street, Columbus, Ga.
Has on hand a full stock of every thing usually kept in a Drug Store.
Farmers supplied with Drugs at G RE aTLY REDUCED PRICES*
Twelve Pounds Soda for SI.OO, etc.
Largo lot of Lamps, and every thing sold
Cheap for Cash.
Columbus, Ga., October
mmmm it z
THE GREAT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
DRY ROODS CLOTIIiM & SHOE
HOUSE OF SOUTHWEST GEORGIA t!
Successor to KENDRIcK & WhEATEY.
The Largest Stock In the City.
: Lower than the Lowest.
Uxtastia! Inducements Baring the next; ft
Millinery and Fancy Goods!
Splendid Block of fall end Winter Gooii
Just received at
Mrs. M. T- ELAM’S,,
West Side of Public Square, Americus, Georgia. Ladies visiting America*
are respectfully invited to call and examine my goods before purchasing
elsewhere. My Stock has been carefully selected in New York in person,
and embraces all the LATEST and MOST FASHIONABLE NOVELTIES,
Hats, Bonnets. Ribbons, Flowers, Feathers. Laces, Hair
Coods, Hosiery, doves, Coisets,
in great variety. A tine lot ol lasluonabie jewelry. Brackets and picture
frams. Ready made clothing for ladies underwear, and infants costumes.
Goods lor holiday presents. 'Remember the place and do not fail lo gi Va
me a call. ' HRS. M T. EL \*]