- THE (JOtIARPE ECHO. I
xn:-. and Prop’r.
Friday Dec. 18, 1874.
AN ESSAY BEAD BY
MISS MARY A. BACON,
Lexington Lodge, No. 316,1.0.8. T.
To the W. C. T. and Members of Lexing
Friend Wortie Las requested me to
prepare an original essay “ for the good
of the orderand though thanking her,
as I sincerely do, for giving me the pref
erence when there are so many other
members of our Lodge fhr more compe
tent to the task, I am nevertheless very
sensible of the difficulty that lies before
me. There are, in the first place, few
subjects which are as appropriate for the
occasion. Temperance, of course, seems
the proper one ; but only reflect a mo
ment upon how much has already been
said and written upon this subject. The
greatest intellects of the age have given
it their closest attention for years, and
the results of their labors have been
brought before the public both upon the
rostrum and through the medium of the
What wonder, then, that I, whose
ideas are as yet so crude and imperfect,
should shrink from a task which promise
to bd* so futile ? Our motto, “ Faith,
Hope, Charity,” so perfect in its exquis
ite simplicity, yet so comprehensive,
would seem so full of meaning that the
veriest child might say something of it.
And I would be glad that I might saj
aught that might inspire within one
soul here a deeper sense of love and
reverence for these three lovely Chris
tian graces, the golden links in the chain
that binds earth to Heaven, the beacon
lights of time, the morning-stars of eter
nity. But here,too,l am dismayed;
my feeble pen can no more contribute to
the unclouded lustre of these priceless
gems than can the faint rushlight to the
noon-day brilliancy of the sun, or the
tiny dew-drop add to the unfathonable
Perhaps some of you staid, matter-of
fact people might suggest “ Mental Cul
ture,” or “ Improvement of Time,” or
some other grave and decorous subject;
but, my dear friends, my brain is, alas,
too chimerical to handle such themes
safely. And moreover, on such a night
as this on which I write, a concentrated
train of thoughts is next to impossible.
I would that I might delay my task till a
more convenient season, but I find truly
that “ the street of Bye-and-Bye leads to
the house' of Never;” for already the
week has nearly slipped by, unimproved
in this respect; and here at Friday night
my essay has not been touched. So now
I must make one more effort to collect
my wandering thoughts together, the’ I
find nothing about me to stimulate my
mind to active exertion. ” Every thing
seems vague and shadowy ; the pale,
cold moonbeams fall in silver rays from
the still, solemn darkness without; low
mysterious whispers seem wafted from
corner to corner; dim spectres gliding
over the wall; while the ruddy embers,
fast falling away into ashes* flicker and
glimmer and cast ghostly little shadows
over my hearth. My heart is fairly
aglow with reading a strange, weird
poem, which, seems to me, must have
been written on just such a night as this,
and my heart has been so throbbing in
unison with the music of those rhythmic
lines that I can almost hear the “ angels’
footfalls tinkling on the tufted floor.”
And so my- dear friends if what I write
is disconnected and vague, you will par
don it I believe and over-look my imper
feetious with all forbearance.
Imagination Iks been very busy sha
ping strange images which scarce appear
on the gorgeous canvas ere they vanish
■"vay. But the golden gate of Dream
d closes gently now and slowly fades
v the sheeny mists that envelop it *
nymorama passes away ; I find X have
companions, too, tor Fancy's
form has flitted away and an
hos? name I know not, stands
la ; or> P erh P ß > l am mistaken
v *U ’tis the gay little sprite her
.ite the sad, wistful expression
‘ bright eyes, so lately beaming
waves her hand and dis
r,' rises he fore my sight a
\ llrei A youth stands upon
Id of life, his frank, noble
l hihappiness; fair spirits
o ;ight wings above
ret * Y i ery dan = er i beside him
X^ fir countenances
Mnil u\ ove with
* upon their beauti
-4 idol; the sky that
- it with hope. What
is, something that
hotter by it purity*
clears morning, the
u the earth iuits cold
' tho streets are
Crowded with gay pleasure-seekers. My
attention is turned from these to a scene
being enacted in a mansion near by. A
young lady richly attired is dispensing
with liberal hands the many delicacies
pread so temptingly, to a number of
callers. Among the latter is the same
fair boy I have seen at first, but some
what changed, the face more matured in
its expression; the form gained the
vigor and robustness of manhood ; and I
cannot but think what a comfort he
must be to his parents’ declining years.
A gay smile wreathes his lips as he turns
to his companion who passes him a glass
of brimming wine. He hesitates a mo
ment, the others have already raised
their goblets to their lips. Oh ! pause
and think, poor, hasty one; recall the
prpmise—‘‘T will not touch wine to-day”
—made to your anxious mother, whose
morning kiss is still warm upon your
cheek ; what pain would fill her, loving
heart at such an act from you. Surely
that cup would be untouched could you
see, as I see, that findish spirit of dark
ness urging you on; could you see, as I
see, that viper concealed so cunningly
under that wine, “ gleaming, sparkling
and bright in its livid light.” But,
alas, alas! the deed is done; that one
glass acts as an incentive to another and
another till the appetite for strong drink
becomes as the fury of a demon. In
rapid succession pass before me visions
of intemperance and vice ; tbe boy whom
I had looked upon at the commencement
of his career with so many bright hopes
I see reeling in the dram-shops, his face
bloated and imbecile with drink, the
light of reason dimmed by the same poi
Sickened with the sight of the ruin,
wrought by man’s own wickedness and
folly, of that created in the image of
God, I long to turn away, but yet anoth
er scene rises before me : In the cold
clasp of death is the form of that once
promising youth, his face not distorted
now with intoxication, but very, very
fair, as if Death, in very pity, had wiped
away every stain of sin ; the waxen lids
closed over the eyes that had scarce as
yet looked upon life; the life-blood
stilled forever in its warm course, and
ill-eoncealed on that white brow by the
masses of wavy hair is a ghastly wound
the work of the suicidal hand. Be
side that poor, lifeless form kneels the
stricken, father, bowed down by the
weight of this terrible sorrow. And the
mother^—O ye mothers, whose hearts
were- well-nigh broken as ye performed
the last sad offices of affection for your
dying child, wiping the death-damp
from his brow, supporting his languid
head on your bosom and going with him
to the very brink of Jot-dan, so near that
ye might almost hear the surging billows
—can ye enter into the unutterable grief
of her, to whom even this melancholy
boon was denied ? Can ye understand
this exquisite torture of mind and heart?
If ye cannot,, then none other can. A
wail of anguish bursts upon my ear, a
wail from a broken heart: “O my boy,
my poor erring boy, would to God I
might have died for thee, my son, my
SOU !” -35* -3fr ¥r -X*
I start from my seat and gaze about
me; wliat! is it not real ? have I not
seen and heard it all ? No, glad thought,
it is but a dream. I am in my own
room, the fire is out,, and the hands of
the clock is near midnight. But ere I
lay me down to rest let me promise my
own soul that from henceforth no drop
of that poison, intoxicating liquor, shall
pass the lips of my fellow mortals be
cause of me. And, my friends, will you.
oh ! will you not resolve the same? Shall
any of these little ones be offended be
cause of you ? Shall any of you be the
stumbling-block over which one soul
shall fall to destruction ? Oh! be care
ful, be very careful, unless perchance
you may, unknowingly even, lay a snare
before the feet of some weak, erring one.
Let me beg you all to take for your mis
sion the blessed labor of Faith and Hope
and Love, and limit your field of duty
by the boundless sphere of Charity.
1 A FUNEEAL SENSATION.
A Supposed Corpse in Westchester County
Comes to Life After Being on Ice for Three
j, Says—The Subject Still Alive.
A most remarkable instance of a sup
egiple having been found to pos
animation, and really being
restored, to life after lying on ice for
three days, has just transpired at Yon
kers, Westchester county. It appears
that a seven-year-old child of a machin
ist named Miller,, living on Riverdale
avenue in the city above mentioned,
having been in delicate health almost
from the time of its birth, was attacked
by an unusually severe fit of illness last
Thursday morning. A physician was
called in, and he, after apparently satis
fying himself as to the course of treat
ment to be adopted, prescribed for the
little one, and on leaving intimated that
he would call again in the afternoon. It
is understood that the medicine pre
scribed was a powerful opiate; but,
whether this was the case or not, it "g
asserted that when the medical man
called in the afternoon a glance at his
induced him to pronounce
the child dead. The services of an un
dertaker were, of course, at once pro
cured, and by him the supposed corpse
was tenderly prepared for the last rites,
and then placed in an ice coffin until the
usual time for interment should have
A wake was accordingly held, and
mourning relatives and friends “sat up”
w ith the body day and night until Sun
day afternoon, the time announced for
the funeral. Friends of the family had
gathered in considerable numbers to as
sist in paying their tribute of respect to
the sorrowing parents, and almost every
thing being in readiness for the commit
tal of “dust to dust,” the undertaker and
his assistant, on transferring the body
from the ice coffin to the casket in which
it was about to be interred, were struck
with astonishment at the peculiar ap
pearance of the remains. It was noticed
that there was a marked absence of
rigor mortis, or that stiffness which is an
inseparable concomitant of departed
life. This discovery produced an inde
scribably painful state of an anxiety to
the parents, while the half frightened
guests crowded around the ambiguous
corpse, suggesting various means of test
ing whether the child w r as really alive or
dead. Three or four physicians were
sent for, and they at once commenced a
thorough search for any lingering evi
dence of vitality that might remain in
the subject, resorting among other means,
to that of tying a cord, tightly on the
fingers, whereby it was seen that the
nails changed color, plainly indicating
that the heart had not ceased to perform
its all-important functions. When it be
came apparent that there was life in the
child, the most approved manner of ad
ministering restoratives was resorted to,
and accordingly a more palpable degree
of vitality was produced, although it is
doubtful if the little one, who was so
providentally rescued from a living tomb
can long survive the protracted fre.-zin
ordeal through which it has passed. The
child w r as still al ve last evening.
ON AND- AFTER THIS DATE THE
the Sheriffs Sales will be published in
The Oglethorpe Echo.
T. D. GILHAM,
Sheriff Oglethorpe County, Georgia.
December Ist, 1874.
Oglethorpe Sheriff Sale.
WILL BE SOLD BEFORE THE COURT
house door in the town of Lexington,
Oglethorpe county, on the first TUESDAY
in January next, within the legal hours of
sale, a tract of LAND in Oglethorpe county,
containing One Hundred and Twenty Acre’s,
more or less, adjoining lands of Samuel
Bailey, D. C. Barrow, Mrs. Phillips and oth
ers. Levied on as the property of Lindsey
Jacks, by virtue of a fi. fa. issued from the
Superior Court of Oglethorpe County, in fa
vor of Burr Harris and John Harris vs. Lind
sey Jacks, maker, and James D. Burgess, en
dorser. Property pointed out by plaintiff’s
THOS.. D. GILHAM, Sheriff.
December 9th, 1874.
Postponed Sheriff Sale.
WILL BE SOLD BEFORE THE COURT
house door in the town of Lexington,ou the
first Tuesday in January next, within the
legal hours of sale, one tract of LAND, con
taining Six Hundred and Forty Acres, more or
less, in said county of Oglethorpe, on the wa
ters of Broad River, adjoining lands of John
Eberhart and others, now occupied bv Hosea
B. Mattox—levied on as the property of Hosea
B. Mattox, to satisfy a fi. fa. issued from the
Superior Court of said county, in favor of John
U, Stephens vs. Hosea B. Mattox,
JAMES L. JOHNSON,
Deputy Sheriff O. <X
December 9th, 1374.
Oglethorpe Sheriff Sales.
WILL BE SOLD ON THE FIRST
TUESDAY IN JANUARY next, be
fore the Court House door in the town of Lex
ington, Oglethorpe county, within the legal
hours of sale, a tract of LAND in Oglethorpe
county, containing Three Thousand Four
Hundred and Seventeen Acres, more or less, ad
joining lands of Jas.Y. Drake, Mrs. E. Dalton,.
E. C. Oliver and others, levied on as the prop
erty of the estate of Robert Daniel, deceased,
by virtue of a fi. fa. issued from the Superior
Court of Oglethorpe county, in favor of Rob
ert G. Butler, administrator of Edmund M.
Butler, deceased, vs. John J. Danie/, admin
istrator of Robert Daniel, deceased.
At the same time, a tract of LAND in Ogle
thorpe county, containing Forty Acres, ad
joining lands of James G. Smith, B. P. Taylor
and others, levied on as the property of B. A.
Campbell, by virtue of a li. fa. issued from
the Superior Court of Oglethorpe county, in
favor of G. H. Lester and J. A. Hunnicutt,
administrators of Lewis J. Deupree, deoeased!
vs. B. A. Campbell.
THOS. D. GILHAM, Sheriff.
December 2d, 1874. dec4-td
WILL BE SOLD BEFORE THE COURT
House door in the town of Lexington,
Oglethorpe county, on the first TUESDAY in
January next, between the legal hours of sale,
the following property: One Hundred and
Twenty (120) Acres of LAND, more or less,
belonging to the estateof J. C. Winter, deceas
ed, adjoining lands of said estate also Clark
Martin and others, being a part of the tract of
land boughtby deceased from John Sims, and
now occupied by Mort Johnson, (colorel).
Twenty (20) Acres, more or less, adjoining
lands of said estate, Dr. Hutcheson, Dawson
Above lands sold by virtue of an order is
sued from the Court of Ordinary of said coun
ty,, for the purpose of perfecting" titles, etc.
Terras cash, P. E. WINTER,
AdnUx of John C. Winter, dec'd.
This December 7th, 1874. decll-td
AR. ROBERTSON, DEALER 432,
. in Monuments, Head Stones,
Cradle Tombs, Marble and Granite
Box Tombs; also, Vases and Mar- i/fff> 1
ble Tops for Furniture. Persons lfs@|
desiring work of this kind would sfelOh.
do well to'examine my designs be
fore purchasing elsewhere. Prices JF
moderate. * octd-lv*
TSE exercises of this time
honored Institution will be resumed on
Monday, 11th oft* January, 1875.
From several years’ experience in Teaching;
by strict attention to his duties in the school
room ; and having special watchfulness over
the morals of his pupils, the Principal trusts
that his past record will be some guarantee to
Mrs. J. R. SHACKELFORD
will take pleasure in presiding over the Music
Department. Any wishing instruction in
this branchy will find Mrs. Shackelford kind,
accomplished and competent.
The Principal will be assisted by his daugh
Miss LH R 1 H. MOSS.
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Primary Classes ....$ 5 00
Intermediate Classes 7 50
Higher English Studies 10 00
Languages and Higher Mathemathics... 12 50
Contingent Expenses, per quarter 25
Tuition and Board Payable Quarterly.
Boys and Girls prepared for any class in
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For health, good society and freedom from
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Board can be obtained on reasonable terms.
For further information address
THOS. B. MOSS, Principal,
decll-2m - LEXINGTON, GA.
J. F. CHENEY, Principal.
Mrs. M. E. OHENEY, Music Department.
THE EXERCISES OF THIS SCHOOL
will be resumed, on MONDAY, 11th of
RATES OF TUITION.
Per Scholastic Year.
Primary Branches..,.., ..... S2O
Elementary u 30
Higher “ 40
Contingent Expenses 50c.
Crawford is located on the Athens Branch,
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locality. Board very reasonable.
Pupils prepared for any class in College or
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R. M. SMITH,
ALL KINDS OF
Bedsteads, Bureaus JatlesCliairs^F
CHAMBER AND PARLOR SETS,
Wood and Metallic
Lower than can be bought elsewhere in the
place. Give me a call. octl-tf
Neatness and Dispatch
ECHO JOB OFFICE.
Serves to bring the
Memory of a departed friend
More vividly to our minds than a cor
rect and life-jjjgfcresemblance of their face and
Form wMfipt they were on earth. It
Perpetuates their memory,
And shows a rever
ence for it.
WT. HANCOCK, Agent of the. National
*L°lr in ? Cosm P n >', is now prepared to
furnish all who can supply ever so small a
picture of any kind an exact (life-size if desir
ed) picture of the original, so natural that vou
can scarcely believe it is not the person itself
before you. Satisfaction guaranteed. Prices
moderate. Agents wanted, to whom a
liberal commission will be allowed -ggr
Address W. T. HANCOCK,
Closing Out Stock!
Rare Chance to Secure Bargains,
Gailey, Barry & fell),
In order to close out their business by the Ist
of January next, are now selling their splen
did stock of
FANCY GOODS, ®
At a Great Sacrifice!
Do not fail to give us a call when you visit
Athens, and examine our stock and prices.
I. O O K II ERE!
The People’s Store
WILL OPEN ON
Saturday Morning, Dec. 5
The Finest and Cheapest Stock of
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Bats,
&c., ever brought to Oglethorpe county.
Look at the Prices.
BEST CALICOES 10c
Georgia Factory Shirting 9c
Georgia Cheeks I2£c
Stripes n c
Beautiful Worsteds 20c to 45c
Everything else low in proportion,
JSSf" Lane’s Storehouse, Crawford, Georgia.
NEW STORE! NEW FIRM! NEW GOODS!
Witcher & Jarrell,
CRAWFORD , ...GEORGIA,
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Clothing,
Notions, Christmas Goods, Etc.
In fact, we have one of the best selected
stocks of FRESH GOODS ever brought to
Crawford, which we are selling
VERY LOW FOR CASH!
Everything Fresh!—No Old Goods!
C. S. HARGROVE
Dry Guilds, Notions, Hats, Boots, Shoes,
Groceries, Provisions, Etc.
Dr, J. U, McLEAN’S PATENT MEDICINES
Be sure to give me a call and examine mv
stock if you want to
Buy Goods Cheap I
___ JVHSOELLA N E ©US.
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HA VI N G REBUILT
oughly stocked them * r ' irvrr
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seasoned LUMBER, are now prepared to
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W AYS, PILETONS, WAGONS, CARTS,
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Blacksmitliing and Repairing, am.
guarantee all our work to give perfect sat ; °-
faction. pfr- We sell our TWO-HORbF
WAGONS at from S9O to #125. and eve
rything else LOW in proportion. oct9-tf. '
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