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Jackson County Publishing Company.
Br. J. D. Long, j N. H. Pexperokass.
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T. 11. Nl BLACK, S'rr’y §• Thnu.
JEFFERSON - ,
J TO THE PUBLIC.
The undersigned Executive Committee, in
discharging tite duty devolving on them, have
suo'cefferf in securing the services of 31 r.
MALCOSI Stafford. as Managing and Busi
ness Editor of The Forest News. Being a
practical printer and for many years connect
ed with die newspaper business, and posses -
ing. as we believe, the requisite qualifications
for the jtosition—and being, as he is, a good
and true man, he comes duly and truly pre
pared, worthy and well qualified before the
readers of the News, most heartily commend
ed by us and through us by each and all the
members of the Company, as one most fit and
proper to be at the helm in launching our
n -w “ barque’' on the sea of public opinion ;
and we confidently hope that, aided and sus
tained by a large number of intelligent read
ers, he will succeed most nobly in his efforts
to steer clear of breakers, and that the spars
of the News will ere long be seen riding
proudly over the waves of the sea of journal
ism. bringing “glad tidings of great joy” to
all its readers, and prove indeed and in truth
a blessing to all the people of the grand old
County of Jackson.
Evaders of The Forest News, we take
great pleasure in introducing to you our
Managing and Business Editor. Mr. Stafford.
I?. J. Hancock,
G. J. N. Wilson,
Wiley C. Howard,
Ex. Com. Jack,ion Cos. Cub. Cos.
To the Readers of The Forest News.
From the above announcement, it will be
seen that the undersigned—at the solicitation
of those immediately interested—lias assum
e 1 Editorial control and management of The
Forest News. Having spent nearly forty
years within the precincts of a Printing office,
we are perfectly aware of the responsibility
devolving on those upon whose shoulders the
“ Editorial Mantle” may chance to fall; con
sequently it is not without some “ unavoida
ble misgivings of the human min i” that we
cutty on the discharge of our duty in cultivat
ing “the field” now open to us in the man
agement pi’ thht paper.
lu. most instances, it is customary for those
wl vj aspire to all the rights, privileges and
high functions of the “ fourth estate” to mark
out for themselves and furnish the general
reader with, at least, a dim outline of the
pathway in which they expect to travel while
paSsffig through the intricate mazes and laby
rinths of the modern quill-driver. But at the
present time an l on the present occasion, the
“ 4iii tmuiU voice” of mqilesty whispers, -‘be
known by your works.”
To-day we have set- our little “craft” afloat
on the “sea of public favor,” and at its mast
head will bfe seen the inscription— “ The
People their own Rulers; Advancement in
Eafica jhottj S<'f< nee, Agriculture and SontJiern
M> (jinjuctur s." For this The Forest News
will labor; for the attainment of those ends
the- humble writer will devote his even’ ener
gy. Elsewhere in this paper, will be found
the “Prospectus” which has already been
widely circulate 1; to bring our paper up to
the standard there indicated, and to fulfil
as tar as possible, every promise therein con
tained. will engage the best endeavors, not
only of the undersigned, but we doubt not. of
every stockhol ler of the “Jackson County
Very respectfully. Ac..
Xunagtuy 4' Jlusiness Editor purest Xnr. *.
Re-Union of the “Troup Artillery.”
Asa nn>tts?r of general information—and
mojs especially for the deop personal interest
we feel in the matter—attention is most re
s;KVtfutly called to the fact that’Capt, 11. 11.
Carlton, -who was at the close of the war, and
for several years previous, in command of the
“ old, Troup." has called fora re-union of his
company at the Court House in Athens, at
10* o'clock, A. M., on Wednesday, the 18th
day of August next.
To say that we hope this re-union may be
carried out to a most successful termination,
is bid a feeble expression of the interest felt
on the subject by the writer of this brief no
tice. By all means let us have a “Rouser."
And that we may not be '“alone in our glory,”
let us invite as many as possible of the gal
lant artillerymen from other States, with
whom it was our good fortune to be associat
e 1 during those dark days in which the “souls
of men were tried."
A goodly number of the members of this
veteran organisation reside in Jackson coun
ty; we hope to see them active participants
in this matter.
?iP Lieutenant Governor Ilubbard. of
Texas, being unable to accept an invitation
to a Grangers’ festival at Kaufman on the Ist
of May, wrote a letter instead, in which he
earnestly advises the Patrons of Husbandry
i* keep from involving themselves, as an or
der, in the political strife of the day, and
says: “The history of the country teaches
the important lesson that uo secret organiza
tion. lioyever great its numbers or eminent
its talents, when debased .o mere political
ends, ever 3’et survived more than a brief
and stormy hour upon the stage. It will
always be so, and it should.
Is The Atlanta X< res, we regret to learn,
has pennant!v mspeuded.' It wy, r. lively
og->e; vfciicdt • i ted. *- * .
Though we arc well aware that many men—
;md men, too, for whose opinions we have al
ways and do still entertain the highest respect
—differ with us on this point, still the con
viction has for a longtime forced itself upon
! our mind that almost every county —especially
those as large in area and with as many in
! habitants as that of Jackson, for instance—
should support its own county paper. From
j ■ •a* to time, in looking over the various pa
pers of the country, we are admonished to
•‘support home industry;” if, then, this in
junction applies to cotton factories, shoe
shops, carriage and harness shops, and in fact
all the various industries of onr land, v. hy
should the proposition not hold good in the
i case of newspapers and their usual concomi
tants. We do not mean to say that a man
should take his own count)’ paper and exclude
all others. No, no. But what we would im
press on the minds of all, is the fact, that just
I as is the case with every other branch of home
industry, there is a certain amount of money
paid out every year by each county for ser
vices rendered by some newspaper—either
one that is pnblishe 1 at home or one publish
ed abroad. Now, then, if it is practicable to
keep this money at home, there is no telling
the .amount of good to be accomplished there
by. The printers have to be supported—they
buy their supplies, their shoes and hats, and,
in short, spend nearly or perhaps quite all the
money received, not only from the people of
the county, but from every other source, with
the merchants and business men of the town
,or village in which they are located. This
money, then, is kept in circulation at home ;
probably very little if any of it ever finds its
way out of the county in which the paper is
published. Tims, we cannot sec any good
reason why the injunction to “support home
industry” should not apply—wherever it is
possible and practicable—to newspapers as
well as any other branch of industry.
A s previously remarked, we would not have
the realer infer that he should support his
county paper and no other. By no means.—
Because there is no investment that pays so
well—in proportion to the amount involved
—ns the subscription price of a half dozen
newspapers. From no other source can so
varied an amount of information be obtained
at the same price ! Then we repeat, support
your own county paper, and subscribe for
half dozen others if you possibly can afford
it. This done, long after you have been laid
beneath the green sod, will “ your children's
children rise up and call you blessed.”
Hon. Jefferson Davis recently made a tour
through Texas, and by invitation, was pres
ent at the State Fair held at Houston. Dur
ing the progress of the Fair, Mr. Davis made
“timely extemporaneous remarks to various
(Organizations then holding re-unions there."
On Thursday, the 13thof May, the “ old Texas
\ eteran Association" held their meeting,
and on this occasion, (to borrow the language
of another.) 31 r. Davis gave utterance to a
sentiment which does credit to him who is
now most aptly described in the line of the
" A patriot in every country, save his own,”
and which has attracted the attention and
the plaudits of good men and liberal minds
throughout tiie Union.
The following is the language of the chief
tain of “The Lost Cause” above alluded
“Teach your sons and their sons, and let
the precept, descend again from them, that
patriotism is their next highest concern after
God and their families, and that, whether as
a Texan or an American, the voice of duty
calls him, he should be as prompt to respond
as his fathers were in the older time, when
the voices of Austin. Fannin. Bowie and
Houston celled to arms, [Great applause,]
You are a great people to-day—you had
great progenitors and your history is one of
which'to be proud. At no time," not even
in later conflicts and under fated circumstan
ces, have Texans ever failed to add lustre to
their fame. [Cheers.] I shall always remem
ber them with gratitude, and honor them
with the highest respect of my nature. [ Loud
cheers. ] And parting with you, the fathers
of two noble generations of sons, I do it
with a feeling of pride that you are my friends
and my countrymen ; and with the hope that
Texans may always continue to add to their
greatness and achieve as much fame in giv
ing the honest loyalty to the stars and stripes
of their country to-day as you did in the
dark days of ’36, when you were both zea
lous and brave in defence of your first flag—
ihe Bone Star of Texas—which was the bea
con to rally the Texans to the defence of
their houses, their liberties and their rights,
and which was followed as “ a pillar of cloud
by day and a pillar of fire by night, guiding
you to this flowery sunny land of promise.”
[ Loud and prolonged cheers.]
The pitch of enthsiasm (says an exchange)
to which these words wrought the large
assembly was wonderful, and cheer rose
upon cheer, for full five minutes. The sen
timent was so noble, so happily expressed,
and seemingly so spontaneously born, that
all hearts were captivated, and Jefferson
Davis never before appeared so sublime a
hero as at this moment. Thousands crowd
ed around him to speak to him and shake
him by the hands, while the telegraphic wire
quickly transmitted the unlooked for and
valued expressions of patriotism to all the
nation. No one who witnessed the scene
will ever forget it. and the occasion deserves
to have its place in th£ written annals of the
if A wealthy New York merchant is re
ported as having said : " I always fell happy
when 1 am advertising, for then I know that,
sleeping or walking, I have a strong, though
silent, ofator working for me; one who
never makes mistakes, and who is certain
to enter ihe household from which, if at all,
my trade must come.”
A premium of SSO is offered by the State
Agricultural Socle* * for the best six of
.'• fio: exhibited r*i the next S.r.te Fair.
Newspaper Influence—Pauper Immigra
tion to this State.
M e would be the last to deny the prodigi
ous influen e of newspapers, but when the
Evening Commonwealth points to a solitary
and penniless Swede who has junketed from
Kansas to Georgia, and bids The world ap
plaud the enterprise of the Atlanta Herald s or
magnetically attracting him from the region
of grasshoppers, we beg to say a word on the
subject, by way of demurrer. What in the
name of common sense does Georgia want
with any more paupers, foreign or native?—
The Mayor of this city is put to almost daily
expense in getting rid of this sort of immigra
tion. Such men are not only not desirable in
the South, but they are positive nuisances.
Our lands are not suffering for want of men
to till them. If every idler in this State could
be put to work a stupendous change would
instantly take place for the better. Again,
when thousands of our own people, for no
fault of theirs, are out of place and pocket, it
is the supreme of folly to invite poverty
stricken creatures to come here and add to
the embarrassment. What the South em
phatically needs in the way of immigration is
a moneyed class, be the amount of capital
small or great. But if the newspapers are
lending their influence to coax penniless ad
venturers here, the sooner they put on brakes
the betier. The hurrah of the Evening Com
monwealth. over the influence of the Herald
in bringing a dilapidated Swede from Kansas
to Atlanta, reminds us of the commotion
caused in London over a missionary who re
turned from a twenty years’ sojourn in the
Cannibal Islands, and reported that lie had
probably converted rmc man-eater, but would
not swear to it. When the Herald succeeds
in bringing men into the State who enn do
some good, by subscribing to cotton factories
and buying small or large farms, we shall get
up a jubilee for its benefit. But. heaven de
fend us from an irruption of tramps who come
here to demand money, and nrt. to furnish it.
The Commissioner of Agriculture may get up
a special report on this Swedish pet of his.
but it will be another ease of hog-shearing—
a deal of squealing and no wool. We would
not on any account deter poor men from com
ing here and trying their luck ; but in the
midst of general depression, when charity is
taxed to its utmost at home, and even stands
aghast at the future prospect, we respectfully
submit that it is both impolitic and inoppor
tune to swell the number of unfortunates by
so much as a solitary Swede or stray New
Englander, who. when he arrives, has to be
come a beggar for shirts to cover his naked
ness and greenbacks to buy a loaf of bread.
—A ngusta Coi)stit at io n<dud.
Matrimonial Amenities—-Baptist e • Presby
In one of the recent excursions of the
writer, he came into possession of the fol
The scene was in one of the numerous
thriving inland towns of our State, and the
dramatis personae a loving husband and
wife, who were so unfortunate, however, as
differ in their religious tenets. The head of
tiie house was a zealous, thorough-going Bap
tist, who insisted upon “burying” every
convert beneath the “yielding wave,” and
his better half belonged to the “Blue Light
Presbyterians,” and was equally pronounced
in her opinions.
They were the guests of a friend who had
invited a large party to dinner, and during
the progress of the meal, our zealous im
mersionist as usual, began to hold forth
upon the power and prestige of his peculiar
Do you know, he exclaimed, “that tiie
Baptists number 150.000 members in Geor
gia and are by far the most numerous and
influential denomination ? And just look at
Mercer University and our other numerous
schools a:id seninaries, male and female ?’*
In the midst of his enthusiasm, however,
his Presbyterian consort piously ejaculated :
“ Broad is the road that leads to death.
And thousands walk together there.*’
The good matured man both amused and
discomfited, could only say “Ah, Mary, you
always get the best of me.”
Yet that couple never quarreled, and thought
none the less of each other because one be
lieved in a regular duck, and the other receiv
ed the water of baptism in more homeopathic
proportions. Perhaps they thought that so
long as the ordinance meant identically the
same thing, the form was of minor importance.
But we don't pretend to give the why and
wherefore, supposing that mutual affection
and respect for each other was the best solu
tion of their differences. — Tel. <.s• Mi s.
The following is the Legal "Weight of a
bushel# as fixed by an Act of the General As
sembly, approved February 20th, 1875 :
Wheat, .... 60 pounds.
Shelled Corn, 56 “
Ear Corn, ... - 70 “
Peas, - ... 60 “
Rye. - ... 56 “
Oats, ..... 32 “
Barley .... 47 “
Irish Potatoes, - - -60 “
Sweet Potatoes, - - 55 “
White Beans, - 60 “
Clover Seed, - 60 “
Timothy, - - - 4.5 “
Flax, - - - 56 “
Hemp, - ..4.4“
Blue Grass, - - - 14 “
Buck Wheat, - - - 52 “
Unpeeled dried Peaches, - -33 “
Peeled dried Peaches, - - 3ft “
Dried Apples, - - . 24 “
Onions. - - - 57 “
Stone Coal. - - .80 “
Unslaked Lime, - - 80 “
Turnips. - - - 55 “
Coni Meal, - - . 48 “
Wheat Bran, - . 20 “
Cotton Seed. - - - 30 “
Ground Peas. - - - 25 “
Plastering Ilair, - 8 “
Idr 3 The Rome Courier says: We are
pleased to learn that a premium will be given
to every farmer in Cherokee Georgia and
Alabama at the fair this Fall who will furnish
satisfactory evidence that they have not
bought any farm products this year for the use
of their family and stock. This means business
in the right direction, and is calculated to do
great good in encouraging farmers to raise
their own products. We hope that every
fanner who can furnish such evidence will
do so. for we regard all such as substantial
and well-to-do citizens, out of debt, good and
comfortable homes, and living upon the fat
of the land, and not afraid to see any one,
and control their own crops.
Butts county has voted for the prohibition
of liquor ritab mg. Vote—B6 u> 51.
To the Press of Georgia.
In pursuance of a resolution passed at a
meeting of a number of the representatives of
Georgia newspapers, held in Athens on the
20th of May. I take pleasure in inviting the
editors, publishers and proprietors of all pub
lications in this State to meet in Atlanta on
the sth of July. The resolution assigned
the 3d of July as the day of meeting, but as
that date falls on Saturday, I have, by con
sent, changed it to the sth.
J. H. Estill, Ch'm.
The State has. in it j liberality, provided a
refuge and an asylum for our unfortunates,
those who are bereft of reason, and are no
longer capable of providing for or taking
care of themselves. Eor some of our agri
cultural population an institution of this
kind would be eminently proper.
1y their system of farming they have not
only impoverished themselves and their fami
lies, but have taken millions of treasure
from our State to fatten the grain and pork
. merchants of the West.
Our advocacy of self-supporting farms is
well known to our readers.
We desire to see our farmers freemen, not
slaves. Financially independent, and for
ever “ the hewers of wood and drawers of
water" for the cotton factor.
One-fourth of the tillable land on each
farm in cotton, and three-fourths of the same
in grain and grasses, will we believe secure
Let every farm in our section be “ a model
farm," not only self-supporting but containing
everything which will elevate the mind and
refine the taste of the tiller of the soil.
Besides the covey of the
well fed catttle and the well filled dairy, let
the front yard of every farm house be decorat
ed with an array of modern bee hives and luxu
riant with flowers from every clime.
The well stocked poultry yard would net
only fill the table with its delicious products,
but make happy the heart of the "glide
house wife," with its pictures of plenty.
The fish pond hard by, could furnish an
economical and palatable food ; whilst a well
cultivated garden could provide for the wants
of the spring and summer, and the canned
vegetables for the winter.
The farmer should be a progressive man.
llis library should contain the latest wbrks
on agriculture, and the leading journals on
the same subject.
If we had ten thousand dollars in gold, we
would l>e willing to give the same to be the
happy possessor of such a farm as pictured
If every farmer in Georgia only had the
same in motion, we would not only be the
happiest but the wealthiest people in the
world.—-V. E. Georgian.
Brf.c kinridoe's Escape.— The escape of
Breckinridge after the surrender of Lee,
was quite romantic. Accompanied b}- Col.
Wilson, of his staff, he made his way to
Florida, where the two refugees were joined
by Colonel Taylor Wood, the brother-in-law
of Jefferson Davis. Securing a small skiff,
they boldly embarked, near Ivey West, for
Cuba, and succeeded in reaching the port of
Cardenas, near Havana, in safety. From
thence General Breckinridge proceeded to
Europe, and finally took up his residence in
Canada. The last years of his life were]
quietly spent in Kentucky. General Breek- 1
inridge leaves one son who bears his name, j
and another who. curiously enough, was |
christened " Owen County," in honor of the
county which secured the election of his ,
father to Congress in 1853, in the contest j
with Gov. Letcher.
“‘For the Forrest News.”
UNCLE JAKE LOOKOUT’S VISIT TO “J£F
R' whirs of the Fur refit Niv:s: —lt a.r not
oftiu that I rite for the prenters ; but as how
nu things turn up once in awhile, I am think
en as how I'd giv a naration ov sum things
that I've seen shortly.
Now. Jeffursin is the kounty-siglit ov Jak
sin bounty, an' the place wliar unirendly na
burs go tu sittle thar ditinrinsis 'bout ev'rv
leetle fool tiling one nabur says or thinks
'bout another. This ar amity bad wa of do
in. an' if ev’ry body wnz tu stay tu home more
an" mind thar own bizness, and let utlmrs
consarns alone, thar'd be a site less fuss 'bout
But tu git bak tu my naration. I waz a
sayen that Jetfursin is the kounty-sight ov
Jaksin county, an* bein I'd not bin thar in a
long time, 1 says tu the old umern, says I:
““ Dorothy, I'm gwine tu Jeli'ursin.”
“ What for. Jake?” says she.
*• Kase they say they've got a prentin press
thar now, an' l want tu see the critter.”
“Aprentin press! what's that?” says she.
“ Kakes alive!'* says I, “you’ve lived nigh
onto forty year an' don't know that a prentin
press ar a big barril poured full ov sum sort
uv blak stutf like untu tar. an' when tha
want tu tell the nuse tha nock the hoops
loose, and the nuse runs out all over the pa
per like ten thousan pig-tracks.”
” Lawry massy, Jr.ktf !” says she. “ take a
r bottje an’ fetch me sum, an' we'll do our
own prentin. That’ll save me ov the trouble
ov going roun tu carry the nuse. We kan
send it by the kart load, an' then ydu kno
every body'll believe it when tha see it
“ Wliar's the Itottle?” says I.
“In the kitchin, Jake. I lurry bak,” says
So r got the bottle, an' mount in old Shave
Tail, off I puts to Jeffursin. I jogged along
purtv fast until I cum in site ov the long rows
ov white houses an' fenees that reached away
through the feels an' meders as fur as my eyes
could see. Presently Shave Tail cum tu a
ded stop, an’ begun tu caper mitilv. I listin
ed, an' sieh anuthur yellin’ you never hem in
yer ltom days. I spared up Shave Tail tu
i e what on yerth it was, an" the fust thing I
knowd a stream ov foist' dogs about two hun
dred yards long cum tearin by arter a red caf
that wuz blatin like all wrath. Thinks I tu
myself, thinks I, Jeffursin is a powerful place
fer foise dogs.
W hen I got by the dogs I begun tu look
roun' fer a hitchen place, an* arter awhile I
seed one. an’ so I spared Shave Tail up tu it
with a sort ov dash, tube smart like. A yung
chap cum up. an' says he :
“ Whar's yer pole?”
“What pole?” says I.
“ To hitcli to.” says he.
“ Why can't I hitch tu the rac?” says T.
“ It's too scatterin,” says he. and out he
whipt a pokit-knife and puts out at full speed
arter a feller that waz a toatin a big box on
hiz shoulder. When tha got tu whar sum
utber fellers wuz a settin, tha all kickt the
l)ox to pieces, an' sieh anuthur whitlin you
never did see. Thinks Itu myself, thinks I.
Jetfursin is a powerful place for whitlin.
T wuz the fust one tha* got tu town, an’ as’no
' : Jy wuz in my way. 1 give a big jump and
throad my bridal over the rac, as l had not
fetched a" pole with me. I then lookt around
tu see if the prentin press wuz rollin round
with the nuse, I could not diskiver it, so I
went an’ sot down on a big rok about the mid
dle ov the street tu watch fer it tu cum out.
While I wuz settin on the Tok, a big boy
like cum along by me an’ gin sick a keen
whistle that I thought the foises wuz cumin
bak, but I wuz mistakin. Thinks I tu fty
self, thinks I, Jetfursin is a powerful place fer
Still I did not see tlie prentin press cum
out. an' so I kep a watchin. My seat got
mity hard, an' that put me tu Jhinkin about
roks. I lookt, an' see sev'ral. Thinks I tu
myself, thinks I. Jetfursin is a powerful place
fer big ants, or horny-heads one.
While thar I sot a wanderin an’ and a won
derin whar the prentin press wuz. a ftdetgy
vung chap cum along, an' says I :
" Mister, whar's the prentin press?”
“ Ar you a Georgia Ann?” says he.
"No; I'm a nativ ov Jaksin kounty,”
" What!” says he. " an' don't kno whar's
the prentin press? Cum along, an* I'll show
it tu yer.”
I waz powerful glad fer sum exkuse tu
leeve my rok tu go an' see the barril, so I
jumpt up an' follered him. He led me up a
mity long par ov star kases, an* puskin open
a door. 1 lookt in a room whar sum fellers
waz a pickin up sum irun shu pegs an’ putin
'em in a sort ov one-sided box, like unto a
goes pikin up korn. Thinks I tu myself,
thinks I. this is nuthin but a shu shop,
I lowsmnever, I felt in my pokit for Dorothy's
bottle, an' then lookt for the barril. I did’ent
see narry barril, but thar stood a big irun
frame on legs with a handle tu it, like a blue
crane with its neck broke.
“Look a here, mister,” says Ituoneovthe
fellers that wuz piking up the shu pegs, “what
ar this ting fer?'’
“Tu ketch medlars with," say's he, mity
At fust I thought he sed molasses, but then
I thought lie did’ent, an' bein ashamed to ax
questions much, L went tu whar anuthor feller
waz putin down the shu pegs in nice little
rows on a big rok. I notised that the shu
pegs had leetle notches all cut in 'em tu keep
the slms from ripin—a good idee, too—l'd
never thought ov it afore. Thinks I tu my
self, thinks I, Jeffursin is a powerful place tu
git idees in.
When the peg-piker-up had 'em all fixt tu
hiz notion, I patted the rok and says I:
“ Mister, who's toom-stone is this?”
It s ter the mail that axis the most ques
tions,” says he.
Now I never did like the idee of axin ques
tions, so I stood round a leetle and lookt
about sum to keep the toom-stone from bein
Arter awhile, says I tu a feller that cum
j stalkin in an' stnrin round :
“M hat’s yonder room fer?”
“ That's the Editor's Saiiktuin Sanktorum,”
i says he.
Thinks I tu myself, thinks I. I’ll go an' see
what sort ova place a Sanktum Sanktorum
be. So I stept in the room perlitely like, an'
thar sot a man ritin sumthin. I peeped over
liis shoulder tu see what lie waz niin, but he
put his hand over it an' turml round an' lookt
at me over hiz specks, an' says he tame, says
“ Will you ‘scribe tu our paper
■ What paper?’’ says I.
“The Furrest Nuse.” says lie.
” Don't kno." says I, pullin out Dorothy's
I waz about tu ax him tu put sura ov the
furrest nuse in it. when amity sassy loolcin
chap lookt in at the door. The Sanktum
Sanktorum man pinted at me, an’ the sassy
lookin feller nodded hiz lied, an' went off in
“Whowaz that?” says I.
“Our Fit in Editur,” says he.
“ What's he fer?" says I.
“ He's the chap what thrashes fellers round
fer axin too many questions,” says he.
Thinks I tu myself, thinks I, if I don't look
purty sharp I'll git the toom-stone yet; an'
then thinks I tu myself, thinks I. preehaps
I’d better be gittin way from here. So I sorty
went bak wards, craw-fish like, tu keep my eye
on the sanktum man, an' all ova sudin 1
stumbled over a little barril. and down me an'
the barril cum sprawlin on the fhxor.
“Thar,” says the feller, “you've turned my
preuting ink over.”
So I lookt, an’ shore enuff I seed a leetle
barril rollin over the floor with one bed noet
out. an’ the black stuff runuin on the floor.
Thinks I tu myself, thinks I, now the Furrest
A use is runnin! so L wliact out the bottle tu
ketch Dorothy sum, when a whoppin feller
cum bolt in in the room, and says lie :
“ What's all this fuss about?”
Tliinks I tu myself, thinks I, that's tlie
chap what the sassy lookin feller went arter,
an’ so I gethered up my legs an' bottle an’
made a bee line fer the door, but I dident go
When I got down stars I met anuthur fel
ler. what lookt at my bottle with a smile on
hiz face. It waz the fust smile that I'd seen
smole iu Jeffursin, so I kinder took tu the
“ What yer gwine tu do with yer bottle?”
“ I want tu git it full ov—”
“ Oo with me, an’ I’ll go tu show you whar
tu go,” says he, befour I’d time tu tell him
what I wanted. Thinks Itu myself, thinks
I, you're powerful on the “</o” part. But I
foilered him, and terrectly we cumtu a place
whar a lot ov bottles waz setting round on
shelf's with big letters on ’em. I kinder red
sum ov 'em, an* they sed, “Limber Jim.”
" Suple Jak,” "Mint Julip,” an' so on an’ sir
“ Sling me sum in this ur bottle,” sed I tu
the man what had the other bottles.
He fild it up, an" I waz 'bout tu put it in
mv pokit, when the feller what cum with me
“ Arent you gwine tu drink sum ov it?”
“It arent tu drink, is it?” says I.
“ Sartinlv,” savs he.
I kinder smelt ov it, an* as it smelt kinder
good. I sorter tasted it like, and jewhilikins !
how good ! The feller then tasted it. too, an’
he smoled anuther smile. I tasted it, and it
was so monstrous good that I kep on a tastin
it an' a tastin it, til I felt sortv nusy shore
enuff. Thinks Itu myself, thinks I. I’ve got
sum ov the stuff in spite of the feller.
So as I kep on getin nusier an’ nusier, I
put out tu Shave Tail, an’ waz soon on my
way tu home rejoicin. As I went by a crowd
of fellers, one ov ’em hollered out:
“ Yonder goes a man !”
But on I went, an' as I jogged along I felt
powerful happy. Thinks Itu myself, thinks
K Jeffursin is a powerful place tu git idees in,
It's a powerful place to git them out agin.
Whoa : Q have Tail! Hurrah for the Fur
rest Nuse ! Tu lar ala dinktum fidee, tol de
rol fidec! Rispietfnrly.
J.vkk Borneo* t.
JEFFERSOK BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Physicians. ..J. D. &H. J. Long, J. jn A
ter, N. W. Carithcrs. b * 1 oft ~
Atty’s at Law... J. B. Silman. W. I p;i„
J. A. B. Mahaffey, W. C. Howard, M,M, Pitman
P. F. Hinton.
Pendergrass k Hanewck, F. M. Bailey, Stznl*v
& Pinson, Win. S. Thompson.
Carpenters... Joseph P. Williamson.
J. P. Williamson, Jr. r *
Harness Maker. .. John G. Oakes.
WAGON Makers... Win. Winburn, Monroe
Buggy Maker. ..L. Gilleland.
Blacksmith... C. T. Story.
Tinner... John H. Chapman.
Tanners...J. E. & 11. J. Randolph.
Boot and Shoe-Makers. ..X. B. Stark, Sea
born M. Stark.
Ranixjlph lloCse. by Mrs. Randolph.
North-Eastern Hotel,, by John Simple m*
Public Boarding House, by Mrs. Elizabeth
Liquors, Seoars, L. Bailey.
Grist and Saw-Mill and Gin... J. D. & r
Saw-Mili>and Gin.-JL 8. Smith.
- SCHOOL DIRECTORY.
Marti) , Institute. —J. W. Glenn, Principal; S.
P. Orr, Assistant; Miss M. E, Orr, Assistant,
Miss Lizzie Burch, Music.
Centre Academy. —L. M. Lyle, Principal,
Galilee Acwbshty. — A. L. Barge. Principal,
Harmony Grove Academy. —R. S. Cheney, Prin
Murk Academy. —-J. H. McCarty, Principal.
Oak Grove Academy —Mrs. A. C. P. Kiden,
Academy Church. —J. J. Mitchell, Principal.
Duke Academy. —Mrs. 11. A. Dcadwyler, Prin
Park Academy. —Miss V. C. Park, Principal.
Chapel Academy. — W. 11. Ilill, Principal.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS.
Athens mail arrives at Jefferson on Wednes
days and Saturdays, at 10 o'clock, A. M. T and de
parts same days at 12 o'clock. M.
Gainesville mail arrives at Jefferson on Wednes
days and Saturdays, at 11 o'clock, A.M_ and de
parts same days at 12 o’clock, M.
Lawrenceville mail arrives at Jefferson on Satur
days, at 12 o’clock, M, and departs same day at I
o’clock. P. M.
F. L. Pendergrass, Dep’y P. M.
Useful In forma lion, for the Millions.
A note dated on Sunday is void.
A note obtained by fraud, or from one intoxi
cated. cannot he collected.
1f a note he lost or stolen, it does 4t release
the maker; he must pay it.
An endorser of a note is exempt from liability if
not) served with notice of its dishonor within
twenty-four hours of its non-payment.
A note made by a minor is void.
Notes bear interest only when so stated.
Principals are responsible for their agents.
Each individual in a nartnesluip is responsible for
the whole amount of toe debts of the linn.
Ignorance of the law excuses no-one.
It is a fraud to conceal a fraud.
The law compels no one to do impossibilities.
An agreement without consideration is void.
Signatures in lead-pencil are good in law.
A receipt for money is not legally conclusive.
The act of one partner hind all the others.
Contracts made on Sunday cannot be enforced.
A contract made with a minor is void.
A contract made with a lunatic is void.
To ascertain the length of day and night.—At
any time in the year, add 12 hours to the time of
the sun’s setting, and from the sum substract the
time ol rising, for the length of the day. Subtract
the time of setting from 12 hours, and to the
remainder add the time of rising the next morn
ing. for the length of night. This rule is true of
■ither apparent or mean time.
RT RAI.*DIV?NI TIES.
Fi.ora—The goddess of Flowers.
Pan—The god of Shepherds and Hunters; fa
mous for his whittling which fatigued him so much,
that lie invented pipes to blow on.
PllTt'S—The god of ltiches ; represented with
Pomon a—The goddess of Orchards and Fruit
NEWSPAPERS. Maoazixks, and Periodicals
sent from a known office of publication, or by
newsdealers 1 to actual subscribers, postage to be
prepaid in bulk by publishers and newsdealers, at
office of mailing, and go free to subscribers.
Letters .’5 cents each .} 0y..: Prop letters at let
ter-carrier office, 2 cents ; Drop Letters at non
letter-carrier offices, 1 cent.
Transient matte® embracing newspapers,
circu’ars, andotherprjntcd*mattcr, seeds, cuttings,
bulbs, roots and seions. books, merchandise and
samples. 1 cent for each 2 oz. Registered Letters
8 cents in addition to regular postage.
Post-Office Money Orders.—Attention is
called to the Money Order system, as a safe and
cheap method of transmitting money through the
mails. Orders are issued in sums of not more
than fifty dollars. Larger sinus can be
transmitted by additional Orders. Orders not
exceeding #lO. 5 cents ; over *lO and not exceed
ing 840, 20 cents; over 810 and not exceeding SSO,
For finding the interest on any principal for any
number of days. The answer in each case being
in cents, separate the two right hand figures of
answer to express in dollars and cents :
Four per cent.—Multiply the principal by the
number <f days to run : seperate right-hand figure
from product, and divide by 9.
Five per cent.—Multiply by number of days,
and divide by 72.
Six per cent. —Multiply by number of days,
seperate right-hand figure, and divide by 8.
Eight per cent.—Multiply by number of days,
and divide by 45.
Nine per cent.—Multiply by number of days,
seperate right-hand figure, ail’d divide by 4.
Ten per cent.—Multiply by number of days,
and divide by 36.
Twelve per cent. —Multiply by number of days,
seperate right hand figure, and divide by 3.
Fifteen per cent. —Multiply by number of days,
and divide by 24.
Eighteen per cent. —M ultiply by n umber of day*,
generate right-hand figure, and divide by 2.
Twenty per cent.—Multiply by number of days,
and divide by 18.
Twenty-four per cent.—-Multiply by number of
days, and divide by 15.
USEFUL TABLE EOR FARMERS.
4 inches make one hand.
56 lbs. Corn make one bushel.
56 lbs. Rye make one bushel.
60 lbs. Wheat make one bushel.
60 lbs. Clover Seed make one bushel.
196 lbs. Flour make one barrel.
20) lbs. Beef or Pork makes one bbl. (
32 lbs. Oats make one bushel.
60 lbs. Potatoes make one bushel.
14 pounds make one stone.
3 miles make one league.
6 feet make one fanthom.
A perch of stone is 16$ feet long, 1$ feet thick,
and 1 foot high, or 24| cubic feet.
A mile is 320 rods—l,76o yards—s,2Bo feet—
An acre is 4.840 square yard—43,s6o square
feet—6,272,640 square inches.
12 units are one dozen.
12 dozen one gross.
20 units one score.
5 scores one hundred.
24 sheets one quire.
20 quires one reams
2 reams one bundle.
5 bundles one bale.
Recipes.—To drive cabbage worms away, put
China tree leaves on them. To kill lice on them,
| take one gallon of ashes, three spoonsful of salt,
and one of sulphur: mix and sprinkle it on while
wet with dew. A sure remedy.