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Testing the Spirits
When spiritualism first made
its appearance in the village of
, old Deacon Isaacs, a rich
man, who had stood by the church
for nearly threescore years, was
exceedingly bitter against all be
lievers in the “devil’s work,” as
he called it, and denounced spiiit-
ualists and spiiitualism in uo very
■ gentle language. Imagine the
; Deacon’s ang» r, then, when six
months afterward hu found it had
worked its way into his family,
and not only were his wife and
daughters believers, but one of
them was a medium and possessed
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THE BUTLER HERALD.
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DoN T.FoRUKT Xu Btop a l; TUB
to that “bourne whence no traveler
D<aeon Isaacs was mad, dread
fully mad; hut h# had reuse enough
not to show it, and bore the taunts
of the ungodly with a nt* ek spirit,
He knew it would be useless to de
clare open war; for Miss Isaacs
alone had proved more than a
n atch f'< r him, and he was r-ure to
be defeated. Ho must “circum
vent the critter,” as ho expr« sst d
it, and to this end he set himself
to work. IIo was a man tf sound
judgement, and his worldly expe
rience of fifty years was not thrown
away. From the duy it first came
to his knowledge that his wife
and daughters were spiritualists he
never spoke a word against, nor
did lie ever allude to it, except in
| general terms in his morning pray-
Butler, Gn. \ er; hut any one could s« e that it
Loculed on routli-onsi cornor of Court I U-uulilml him, tor he wns oWnt-
This Hotel is the ino.'t
thu d* pot and in the business portion
of the town, and lias been recently ren
ovat.nd and re-furnislied. Table tihvuy
supplied with the best the market uf
fords. Churges m , >ilei*Mte.
march. 11-tf. Propri tor.
The undersigned announces to the
public that ho is prepared to accom
modate theui in the best, of style at all
times. The table will bo supplied
with the best the country attorns.
Booms, neat, airy and comfortablo.
.Board $2.00 per day.
T. A. S. MORRIS,
B, DUB. Proprietor*
MACON, — — — GA.
TtrlS HOUSE is now provided with every
necessary convenience fortbeaccoiumodation
and comfort of Us patrons. The location is
desirable and eonveuieut to the business por
tion of the city.
Have the btRt tlie market nffds. Omni
bus to and Irom depot free of charge, bag
gage handled free or charge.
The Bar is supplieu with the best wines
E. C. C-RBETT. Pro.
Neabi.y OrrosiTE Passenger Deto
M A CON, GA.
®2r Board per Day $2. OO
Single Meal* ft* cent#.
StrfeAB t Uo Cir# Cj. , Da. ham, K. 0.
minded, his »y*-s wondered tot
lessly, and he looked care-worn.
The Deacon witnessed one or
o '‘sittings” at his own house,
and was satisfied that if he posaess-
d a little more knowledge he
could get rid of them So one
morning he started for the city,
determined to thoroughly inves
tigate the subject before he return
ed. After visiting two of the most
popular mediums and paying his
money, he returned home, satisfied
that he could see through.
There was a “sitting’’ at the
Deacon’s house on the uight h6 re
turned; and his daughter Mary
(the medium) invited the Deucon
to take a seat at the table; which
to her gratification was accepted
The spirits w« re in good tune, and
so exceedingly communicative that
the Deacon was induced to ask a
few questions, which were r-adily
answered;and the wife and daught
ers weie in ecstasies at the thought
that father would yet be a believ
er, and urged the Deacon on in his
“Hus my wife always been true
to her marriage vows?” asked the
To this question there were no
raps in return, whil^ Mrs. Isaacs
sat trausfixed with holy horror
that such a thought should enter
her husband's mind.
“How ruany years have passed
since she was untrue?'’
Auswerby single raps. Then
came slowly and solemnly one,cwo,
thiee, four, and so ou, until they
“How many who claim to be
are not my children?”
Again the spirits rapped one,two
Mrs. Isaacs looked dumbfouod-
“Mercy!” said Mary.
“Which are they?” asked ihe
Deacon, who now seemed so intent
on this subject that he paid no at
tention to his companions.
“Mary, Sarah,"replied the spir
its, the names of the two daught
ers, the elder of which was under
Mrs. Isaacs could stand it no
“It’s a lie! I didn’t! It’s n
liel'* she shrieked, rising from the
table. “They are yonr children,
Deacon Isaacs, and God knows it.”
“But the spirits affirm different
ly,’’ said the Deacon, in a solqmn
“Then they lie!” said the wife
“But if you believe them in
everything else, why not in this? 1 '
But I don’t believe in them
at all. Its all foolery.'’
“Nor I!” shouted Mary.
“Nor 11” added Sarah.
“Then,” said the Deacon, while
smile illuminated his enuuto-
nance,“we will bid them good-bye,
and leave those things which God
Iihs wisely hid from us to be re
filled in his time.”
The Di-aeon’s evening devotions
vera characterized with inor
artiest ml*,vs than usual, and th
family retired fully satisfied that
the spirits and mediums did not
always revral the truth.
Mis. Isaacs was so glad that
none of the neighbors were prCken t
But somehow the story got wind,
and s.) fearful were the spirit dames
of it that they might be caught in
the same trap which the Deacon
had set, that Spiritualism
driven entirely from the village.—
Wood’s Household Magazine.
Did Not Understand.
Ol.l Mr. Collamore is very deaf. The
other Sunday in the midst, of tl
vices, Mr. Holl*, who sits immediately
behind Mr. Collamore, saw a spidei
traveling over the. lattev’s bald -head
His first impulse was to nudgo him and
tell him all about it, but he remumb
ed that Mr. Collamore was deaf, so
lifted tip his hand and brushed the spi
der oT. Hoff didn’t aim quite higl:
enough, and consequently, in his.^orv
ousiiesv, he hit old Collamore quito a
severe blow. The old gentleman turn
ed uround in a rage to seo who dared
to take such a liberty with him, and
Hoff begun to explain with j ns cures the
cause of the occurance. Cut Collamor
in a loud voice demanded what it
meant. It wus very painful to IIofT.
Tho eyes of the congregation were up-
ou him, and he grew red in the face
“There was a spider on your head,’
“A white plaf.o on my head, hey ?”
“It is tv spider,” cluicked Hoff, while
the congregation smiled and tho per
spiration began to roll off his face.
“Certainly is wider,” said Collamore,
“and got more in it than yours. But
let it alone—do you mind? You
may let my head alone in church.”
“Mr. Collamore,’' shrieked Hoff;
“there was a hug on your head,
and I brushed him off—this way,"
and Hoff made another gesture at
Collaraore’s head. The old man
thought he was going to fight
him then and there, and hurling
a hymn book at Hoff he seized the
kneeling stool on the floor of the
pew. and was about to bang Mr.
Hoff when tho sexton interfered.
An explanation was written on the
fly leaf of the hymn hook, where
upon Mr. Collamore apologized in
a boisterous voice and resumed his
seat. Theu the service proceeded
They think of asking Mr. folia-
more to worship elsewhere.—
Southern Farmer's Mouihly.
Wliat it Will Do.
The Advantages of Being a Drun
kard Pointed Out.
If you wish to be always thirs
ty, be a drunkard; the ofteoer you
drii.k, the oftener you want to.
If you wish to present your
friends from raising you* (n the
world, be a drunkard, and that
ill defeat all their efforts.
If you would effectually counter-
2t yonr attempts to do well, be a
drunkard, and you will not be dis
If you wish to repel tho endea
vors of the whole human race to
raise you to character, credit and
prosperity he a drunkard, uud you
will most assuredly triumph.
If you are determined to lie poor,
be a drunkard, and you will be
ragged and pennyless to your
If you wish to starve your fam
ily, he a drunkard, and then you
will consume the means of there
It’you would ho imposed upon
by knaves, be a drunkard, for that
will make their task easy.
If you wish to be robbed, be a
diunkind and the thief will do it
with greater safety.
If you wish to deaden your sen
ses, be a drunkard, and you will
sonu he more stupid than an ass.
If you are resolved to kill your
self, be a drunkard, and you will
hit upon a sure mode of self de
If you’d expose both your folly
and your secrets, he a drunkard;
they will run out as the liquor
If you think you are strong,
a drunkard, and you will soon find
yourself subdued by so powerful
If you would get rid of you mon
ey without knowing how, le t
drunkard, and you will Uo it ef
If you are hated by your family
aud friends, be a drunkard, and
you will soou be more disagreeable
If you would be a pest to socie
ty, be a drunkard, and society will
avoid you as an iufection.
If you would smash windows
break the peace, get your bones
broken, tumble under horses anti
carts, ami be put in the lock-up
be a drunkaid, and it will be
strange if you don’t succeed.
If you wish all your prospects
in life to be clouded, be a drunkard,
anti they will soou be dark enough
If you would destroy your body,
I be a drunkard, as drunkeuuess is
| the motner of disease,
j If you wish to ruin the soul, b
I a drunkard, that you mu; bo ex
cluded from heaven.
A lliut to Young Husbands
Love and appreciation are to a
woman what dew and sunshine are
to a flower. They refresh aud
brighten her whole life. They m&ke
her strong-hearted and keen-sight
ed in everything affecting the wel
fare of her home. They enable
her to cheer her husband wheu tht
cares of life press heavily upon him
aud to be a very providence to hei
children. To know that her hus
baud loves her, and is proud of
1 her, aud belirves iu her; that even
| her faults are looked upon with
tenderness; that her face, to one
' at least, is the fait cat face in all
the world; that the heart which to
her is the greatest and noblest
bolds her sacred, in its inmost re
cesses, above all women, gives her
strength, and courage, and sweet
ness, and vivacity which all the
wealth of the world could not be
stow. Let a woman’s, life be p$r-
raded with such an influence, and
her heart and mind will never grow
old, but will blossom, and sweeten,
and brighten in perpetual youth.
The Little lieirgurs Charity.
A'young man who had been on
a three-days debauch wandered
into the dining rooiii of a hotel in
Pittsburg, Pa., whore he was well
known, sat down, and stated mood
ily into the street.* Presently ‘a
little girl of abput t£n yeArs came
in and jboked timidly about ’tie
room. Shu was dressed in rag's,
hut she had a uweet, fn'tSeligeat
face, that could scarcity fail to ex
cite sympathy. There were fire
persons iu the room, and she went
to each beginning. One gehtle-
mnn gave her a live cent piece, and
as she went to the gentleman spo
ken ot and risked him for a penny,
added, ‘‘I haven't lmd anything
to eat for a whole day.” The gen
tleman was out of humor, and he
said crossly, “Don't bother me;
go awayl I haven't had anything
to eat for three days,” The child
opened her eyes in shy wonder
and stared at him a moment and
walked slowly towards the door.
She turned the knob, and then af
ter hesitating a few seconds, walk
ed up to him, and gently laying
the five cents she had received on
his knee, said with a tone of true
girlish pity in ter voice: ‘‘If you
haven’t had anything to eat for
three days, youdake it nud go and
buy some breal. Perhaps I can
get some inor. somewhere, Thp
young felldw flashed to the root,
of his hair, aid lifted tho little
sister of chhrity iu his arms and
kissed hor'two r three times in
delight, then no took her to the
persons in the mom and to those
in the corridors and in the office,
and told the sttry and asked con
tributions, givi g himself all the
money he had rith him. He suc-
cedced in raising over forty dol
lars, and sent me little oue on her
way rejoicing, j
A gentlemju conductor war
collecting tickets from his passen
gers. AH haided over their tick
ets promptly except one fat old la
dy, who sat uixt to the door, aud
whoqsemed f.J be reaching down
to get sounding she had dropped
on the floor, Wli*-n her time came
she raised her head and thus ad-
drested tie blushing conductor:
“I alius, when I travels, carry
my money in my stBckin’, for you
sees nothin' can get at tliar, and
I'd just thank you, young man,
just to reuch it to me, as I’m so
jammed id I can’t get at it. I for
got to gel a ticket at tho depot.'
The conductor glanced at the other
passengers, some ot whom were
laughing at his plight; one or two
young ladies among them blushed
scarlet, and ho boat a hasty retreat
innttfling something about not
uhargfug old ladies. Hisca'h was
fhort jthat trip the fare of one pas*-
“1 ip*rse V»u Hour we .were
rit'd,” ex lanued au enraged
bandit'» his better halt. To v
she fiddly ro .iied: ; Dou i
dear, for that was thi* only h
hour we have over »eeu.