THE OGLETHORPE ECHO. j
friitij Moraiog, Bee. 25, 1874.
Yes, kind reader, Christmas has |
come. The words that have for so j
many hundreds of years gladdened and
terrilled the hearts of old and young are
echoing to-day throughout the world.
Wherever the glad tidings have gone,
the same tune is ringing—whether it be
through the aisles of some dim, time
worn Cathedral or in the orange groves
of the tropics.
The bright faces of happy children
hurry past in the busy thoroughfares,
calling us away from the bustle of life to
linger for awhile in the pleasures that
cluster around the firesides of home.
Cold must be the heart that does not re
spond to the joy of the season, and that
docs not join in the same chorus that
electrified the shepherds that watched
by night on the plains of Judea.
Whatever of trouble, of misfortune, or
of want the past year may have brought
us, let us lay aside even the memory of it
to-day, and if the present affords nothing
pleasant on which we can dwell, surely
the past can ; and though the future be
dark, let us dwell in sunshine for a time
And you who have homes with the
bright faces and busy feet of children in
them, drive away the shadow's from your
firesides and faces. Let his be a time
in their lives to which memory will of
ten recur. They may find trial enough,
God knows, after the shadows of man
hood or womanhood fall around them,
to make life pleasant. Let them have,
at least, bright memories of the Christ
mas of 1874.
But ’’away with gloomy foreboding.
The sky above is bright, even if it is
hidden by clouds, and the future will
bring us pleasure, even if it does appear
A few months hence and gloomy Win
ter will be gone. The flowers that now
slumber in the dust will spring into new
life ; the forests that now shiver the iev
breath and cold embraces of Winter will
be robed in their garments of gladness,
and the songs of birds will be heard in
With the New Year, new cares will be
upon us, and new duties will call our at
tention. Let us meet them like men,
and we will find that half of their terror
vanishes when we confront them.
To all and each of our patrons, we
wish with all our heart, a pleasant Christ
mas and a happy New Year.
The Civil Righis Bill Collapsed.
So, at least, thinks the Chicago Tribune
(Republican). The editor‘says: “Al
though the Judiciary Committee of the
House has agreed to report amendments
to the civil rights bill which would re
move its most objectionable features and
insure the approval of the President, it
is not considered probable that any ac
tion will be taken on the question. The
Senate, it is thought, would not agree to
the amendments, nor pass the bill over
again in any shape, if it should be return
ed for action. We do not regard the im
pending fate of the bill with much con
cern. If it passes the House in its pre
sent shape, it will be vetoed by the Presi
dent. If it is amended and sent back to
the Senate, it will die in committee. The
amendments to be proposed in the House
are good enough. They strike out the
cemetery clause, and add a proviso to
the mixed-school section, allowing the
maintenance of separate schools. If the
bill should be reduced to this shape, its
present friends would probably agree
with us in saying that it might as well
not pass at all.”
The Gkeat Cannibal. —The papers
have made themselves merry over the
King of the Sandwich Islauds as a de
scendant of a race of cannibals. [The
negroes need not fancy that they are
eousins-german to him for that. He
has straight hair, and his skin is darker
than orange, but not black by a jug
full.} In Chicago (Chicago is a rough
place) they tried to detain him bv temp
tation. They offered a bill of fare to
charm him, in which “ Missionary hash”
was a prominent dish. Bat it failed of
its effect. The King's, cannibalistic an
cestry flourished several generations
since, and he has been educated to love
cooked food and to abhor human flesh,
so that no man in Illinois is less a canni
bal than King Kalakaua.
- r i> evid nt thqt the Returning Board
m New Orleans will decide in favor of
Kellogg vs party, and it is the autieipa
<: nosth - that causes the fear of a clash,
ihee :s ttle quo -tion that Grint is ‘ de
termined to support Kellogg. The news
from m’poas of trouble.
tetter from Ope of Our Be6t J?*rmfi£js~Pro-
vision va. Cotton—The Credit System.
Editor Oglethorpe Echo :
“ Glade” seems to think that we can
make cotton to buy corn, bacon, etc,,
cheaper than we can raise it at home.
On a majority of farms in Oglethorpe
county corn, oats, wheat and hay can
be made cheaper than they can be
brought here from the West and North.
We have paid here on an average for
corn on time about $1.50 per bushel, hay,
$2.50 per cwt., oats $1.25, bacon about
18c. per lb.
When cotton is above 15c. per lb, and
corn, bacon, oats, etc., 50 p. c. lower than
quoted above, there are many farmers
who can very w T ell afford to buy some
supplies with cotton. But when cotton
goes below 15 cents, we make no money
by raising cotton to buy what we can
make at home. There are farms on which
we can make no money with any kind of
crop, for it takes about all that is made,
and a little more, to run it. There arc
farms that can make a surplus of bread
stuff every year, and a good crop of cot
I .don’t advocate the principle of mak:
ing all corn, to the exclusion of cotton ;
but I do advocate the principle of every
farm to become self-sustaining, or as
nearly so as possible. When cotton
was w'O’-th 25c. many farmers st; rted at
the idea of making nearly all cotton,
bought guano largely, bought supplies
for self and hands on time at high pri
ces, and the next year sold cotton as low r
as 10c. These farmers have never re
covered yet. Had they made a supply
at home, or nearly so, and bought less
dry goods, they would have been better
I do not advocate the principle of
abolishing the credit systeyn, but Ido
think that privilege should not be abus
ed. We have become demoralized by
the abuse of this privilege. Honest
men have bought on credit, and some
unforseen circumstances, bey- nd their
control, have prevented them'frqpi com
ing up to time. Consequently, creditors
have, to some extent, looked upon deb
tors with some degree of mistrust, and
they will continue to be looked upon in
this light so long as we make cotton at
the present price to buy every thing we
Buy less and make more, must be the
watchword, if we expect to prosper. I
would suggest that each farmer plant
not more than five acres of cotton to the
hand, make that rich, sow 10 acres or
more of oats for each horse, and make
all the corn, peas, potatoes, etc., that he
can. In my next I propose to give a
good plan for making sweet or yam po
tatoes. Who will give a successful plan
for planting and manuring corn on poor
land ? H.
“ What would Calhoun or Hayne
have to say to-day,” asks the Milwaukee
Sentinel, “if they could witness the revo
lution which had come over their aristo
cratic State?” They would have to say,
inevitably, that their aristocratic State
has been seized, plundered, and desola
ted by the most consummate set of scoun
drels that the avenging hand of justice
ever suffered to go unhanged.
The Rev. J. S. Glendenning, of Jer
sey City, who Beecherised Miss Pome
roy, will, by an unanimous vote of the
trusteess of Prospect Avenue Church,
continues his pastoral relations. Anoth
er victory ny the Devil.
BY GEORGIA RAILROAD.
Thos. Amis, W C Hinton,
W W Davenport, I}r. Jarrell,
J Eberhart, G A Lot Men,
J T Olive, B Salmon’s,
T R Tiller. *
J B Anderson, D F Hall,
G W Bristol, R Hester,
W Grimes, J D James,
W Willis, Mr3SAV4.iI.
BY SOUTHERN EXPRESS.
O H Arnold, A C Daniel,
Arnold & Barrow, J M Norton,
J A Bearden, T G Lane,
G W Smith. W J Snelling,
E S\yann, J A Scuddgr.
M P Deadwyler, K J Swift.
C0tt0n..... $ 12* @ 13
Flobx, per bhl ...d 8 00 @lO 00
CORN, new, per bu 1 00 @1 25
old, “ pone.
Corn Meal, “ 1 25
Peas, “ 1 00 *7"“!
Wheat, “ 1 50 @ 1 75
Oats, “ 75 @ 1 00
Rye, “ 1 50
Sweet Potatoes, per bu.... 75
BACON —Market falling 14 @ 16
Lvsn, per 20 @ 22
Bagging ’. 15 @ is
Tibs ~ .'. 9 @ 10
Bitter ! 25
Syrup, per ga1....... 75 @ l 25
Molasses . .. 50 @ .5
Sugar 12*@ is
Coffee - .* 25 @ 30
T0bacc0......:.. 75 @ 1 2-5
__NEW ADVERT I sE WN E T s .
T WILL COMMENCE, FROM THE FIRST ;
day of January next, to
GRIND CORN ?8i TENTH
My Mill cannot be surpassed in the State for
turning out GOOD MEAL. All I ask is a
trial, to secure your entire custom.
Remember, I charge only the TENTII for
grinding. THOMAS AMIS,
dec2s-lm Oglethorpe County, Ga.
M. T. Castleberry | P. H. Snook | J. Neal, Jr.
Cheapest Furniture House in Georgia!
20 Peachtree and 1 Marietta Streets, and 70
and 72 Whitehall Streets,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Parlor, Office cfc Chamber Furniture, Spring,
Hair, Moss and Cotton Mattresses, Metal
lic and Wire Mattresses.
Special Inducements to Grangers.
ALL PERSONS ARE HEREBY FOR
BIDDEN to trespass upon any of the
lands of Mrs. P. A. P. ADKINS, of Oglethorpe
county. All persons found upon her lands
after this notice, without permission, will be
dealt with according to law.
nov2o-lm Mrs. P. A. P. ADKINS.
g j ONE PRICE fO AIX. g|
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Tobacco, Snuff, Pipes, Ac.
He manufactures all of the .Cigars
that he sells out of the very best tobac
co, therefore, for a pleasant smoky,
five him a call. Sign, Indian
quaw, College Avenge, Athens, Ga.
13aC. for Cotton!
TO ALL PERSONS INDEBTED TO ME
for goods and supplies purchased this
year t>r last, I will pay 13-Ic. per pound for
good white Cotton, delivered to me Dy the
First Ray of January
iu payment of their accounts.
S. H. STOKELY,
By VIRTUE OF AN ORDER FROM
the Court of Ordinary of Oglethorpe
County, will be sold before the Court House
door in the town of Lexington, within the le
gal hours of sale, on the FIRST TUESDAY
IN JANUARY next, the remainder of*the
real estate belonging to the estate of William
Collins, late of said county, deceased. One
tract of said Laud containing Eight Hundred
and Fifteen Acres, be the same more or less,
on the waters of Indian Creek, adjoining
lands of the estate ol Willis YV'illingham,
James T. Nowel and others. Three Hundred
and Eighty Acres of said tract of land is cov
ered by the widow’s dower, including the j
buildings on the plaee—the purchaser gets
the reversion in -said dower,'
The above property sold for the benefit qf
the heirs and ere litors of said deceased, and
possession of the premises, with the exception
of the dower, given immediately.
Terms made known on thedav of sale.
DAVID W. PATMAN,
BEVERLY T. COLI INS,
Administrators of Wm. Collins, dec’d.
December 1, 1874. decLtd
A SMALL FARM,
Known as " tit £ ,
GRADE,” lying imme, Aj&%2K.vii>.
diately on the Athens
Branch, Georgia Railroad.
A most desirable situation.
Inquire of DAVID C. BARROW,
dec2s- Woodville, Ga.
WILL BUY A
FIRST MORTGAGE PREMIUM BOND
N, l Industrial Exposition Company,
These bonds are issued for the purpose of
raising funds for the erection of a building in
the City of New York, to be .used for a
Perpetual World’s Fair,
a permanent home, where every manufactu
rer can exhibit and sell his goods, and every
patentee can show his invention ; a centre of
industry which will prove a vast benefit to the
For this purpose, the Legislature of the
State of New York has granted a charter to a
number of our most wealthy and respectable
merchants, and these gentlemen have purch
ased no less than eight blocks of the most val
uable land in the city qf New York. The
building to be erected will be seven stories
high (150 feet in height), surnioputed by a
magnificent dome, and will cover a space of
22 acres. It will be constructed of Iron, Brick
and Glass, and made fire-proof. The bonds,
which are all for S2O each, are secured by a
first mortgage on the land and building, and
for the purpose of making them popular, the
directors have decided to have quarterly
drawings of $150,000 each ; this money being
the interest on the amount of the whole loan.
Every bondholder must receive at least s2l,
but he may receive
Or $35,000, or SIO,OOO, or $5,000, or $3,000, SC,
purchased before Jan. 4, 1875, will participate
In the Third Series Drawing,
Held Honday, January 4, 1875.
Capital Premium, SIOO,OOO.
These Drawings take place EVERY THREE
MONTHS, and eventually every bond will par
ticipate in them.
Address, for bonds and full information,
MORGENTHAU, BRUNO & CO.,
23 Park Row, New York.
Rost Office Drawer 29.
Remit by Draft on N. Y. City Banks, Reg
istered Letter or P. O. Money Order.
Postponements impossible nnder this plan.
To be bad Cheap for Cash at
J. C. WILKINS & CO’S,
Broad St., Athens,, Ga..
HAVE NOW ON HAND:
PURE WHITE LEAD, at *l4 per hundred
VENETIAN RED, dry and in oil.
VARNISH, of all kinds.
TURPENTINE and PAINT BRUSHES.
ANILINE DYE, red, black, and purple.
The largest and finest selected stock of
Cheap and fine PERFUMERY,
SHELL BOXES, BABY BOXES,
Belle, Atwood’s, Caswell & Hazard’s, Ger
man, Hoyt’s, Wright’s, and Brumby & Co’s,
; half-pints and pints, elegantly put up in cut
! glass bottles, etc.
j IVORY TEATHING RINGS.
ARNICA COAT PLASTER, white, blaek
| and flesh color.
Shaving and Tooth BRUSHES.
The finest selection of Imported HAIR
; BRUSHES ever had in this city, for Christ
mas Presents, some costing each.
LADIES’ CACHOUS, for the bregth.
Fine PUFFS, LILY WHITE,
Nail and Infants’ BRUSHES.
OTTO OF ROSE, in small vials.
SHAA IN.G COMPOUND, in mugs.
CAMPHOR ICE, LIP BALM,
POWDER PUFF BOXES, 2 off to $2 each.
Fine TOILET SOAPS.
Beautiful SHELL BOXES, containing Per
fumery, Toilet Powder, Toilet Soap, Comb,
Brasil, PyfF, etc. Just the thing tor a present
tor a young lady from a young gentleman.
Price, from 7oc to $9 each. '
SAPOLIO, 25c per package.
And a host of other articles too numerous to
mention. \\ e want the people of Oglethorpe
and surrounding country to give us a call
when they visit Athens, and examine our fine
NEW ADVERT IS EMEffTS.
_A_ XT O T IO ZEST I—
Great Attractions for the Holidays I
I will offer still greater inducements to Cash Buyers during the Christmas Holidays in
various lines of goods, and on the * * “
2§th and 29th will Sell at Auction Many Things
too tedious to mention ! Save all your spare dimes if you want bargains 1
I am still ready to receive money from those in arrears.
R. S. MARTIN.
LOOK, READ, COME!
A LARGjE LOT OF
Flour, Heat, Sugar, N. 0. Syrup, Coffee,
Tobacco, Fish, &c., in the Grocery Line.
BOOTS, SHOES, CALICOES, ALPACAS, SHIRTINGS,
I%w Shawls, Boulevards, Balmorals, Ready-made Clothing, Jeans, and Factory Goads at
prices to suit the times. • • • 3 ’ f
Christmas Goods! Christmas Goods I
Stick and Fancy Candies, of almost all kinds, Cream, Butter, Sugar and Soda Crackers and
numerous other articles, just arrived and for sale cheap by ’ -*
McMAHAN & STOKELY
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READ EVERY LINE!
J H HIT d(l [ £9*° oo worn* or Crockery I
J * j V*niipivai Vivw 1,0 °? sete , comi “on Cups and Saucers *
J. il. HUGGINS has oO kinds of Pitchers for sale.
J. IL HUGGINS has 40 kinds of Plates for sale.
J. 11. HI GOINS has 4<> kinds of Kerosene Lamps.
J. . .... i: Jh MUGGINS has 25 kinds of Cups and Saucers.
H MlinnifyQ Crockery at Wholesale.
■ t* rr Jf yUU Jlip sells Lamps and Glassware at Wholesale.
J. . HUGGINS sells Kerosene Oil at Wholesale.
J. H HUGGINS sells Lubricating and Sewing Machine Oil.
' tiY , I TH! s L * m p s ’ Burners, Wicks and Chimneys.
J. H HUGGINS sells Kerosene Oil Cm and Tinware.'
J. 11. IIUGGIN& sells Pocket and Table Cutlery
J. 11. HUGGINS sells Cutlery at Wholesale!
J. II HUGGINS sells Toilet Sets and Christmas Good®,
i ii iiiiAAitiA HUGGINS seiis a variety of Chamber Seta "
J. H. HUGGINS
J. H. HLOGINS has a fine stock of Boots and Shoes.
J. H. HUGQINS has a large stock of Bridles and Saddle®.
J. 14. HUGGINS has a nice lot of New Style Hats
J. H HUGGINS has a large stock of Staple Dry Goods.
Jii mioAii- k U ollars, Hames, Harness and Traces
H Hi I fifi IN ? SW t v * Wholesaled
' T TI IT vy oolen and Cotton Bed Blankets.
■ il ; sells Thread, Shirtings and Osnaburgs.
f H r Collars, Hames and Bridles at Wholesale.
J. 11. HUGGINS sells the best Lime and Cement.
J. 11. HUGGINS sells Buckets, Brooms and Tubs.
J. li. HUGGINS sells Potware, Spiders and Ovens.
J. H LV sejls Virginia and Liverpool Salt.
H j i L Syrup and Molasses.
T TT TTTrri r. TITn
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til 111 II I HUT I ill) sells Goods Cheaper than ever.
' . sells Goods at Wholesale and Retail.
J. H. HUGGINS’ PLANTERS’ STORE,
TVo. Broad t:., .Atli.ejis,
Just Received! Just Received!
~L r " _ 7 “7 —“O —7 ~0 —
J, F. WILSON & CO.
4THENS, c; A., 1
Have Now in Stare the Largest and Finest Stock of
And Wood and Metallic Burial Cases
EVER BROUGHT TO ATHENS
Prices Reducc<l ’ Prices Qeduced !
W- T. HANCOCK, Watchmaker ad Jeweler,
HAS MOVED INTO THE “ECHO” BUILDING.
Having a full stock of the verv best material, is fully prepared ()„.„■ ~. . ,
elry, Watches and Clocks iu superior manner, and at'nlodJrate prices P k ] nd * of Jew *
teed. Parties having left Watches, Jewelrv, etc., with me fwreS * atlstaction , guaran
and settle for same, or they will he soid for expenses. * ° F re l ,air are requested to com*
Oglethorpe Lands for Sale.
fIAIIE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS FOR
1 sale, privately, a tract of LAND contain
ing Two Hundred Acres, in Oglethorpe coun
ty, on the waters of Cloud creek—adjoining
E. W. Johnson and others. About Thirty
Acres of said tract is good Creek Bottoms, in a
good state of cultivation —some lands recently
cleared and cultivated one year—about Fif
teen Acres of original Wood Laud. Well tim
bered, well watered, and a desirable place.
Please call and examine for yourselves as 1
am determined to sell.
AVAL G. ENGLAND.
November 25th, 1871. nov27-lt
All persons are hereby fop
BIDDEN after this date,lo VrespL
anc of m\ lands, under penalty of the law'
Pecembor 9,1874. * *
Call at McMAHAN A STOKELT’B.