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JACKSON SUPERIOR conn'.
llox. GEO. D. RICK, - - - Judge.
EMORY SPEER, Esq.. - - Sol. Gen'l.
COt XT V OFFICERS.
WILEY C. HOWARD, - - - - Ordinary.
THUS. 11. XIIIEACK, - - - Clerk S. Court.
JOHN S. lIENTER. Sheriff.
WINN. A. WORSHAM, - - - Deputy •*
LEE .1. .JOHNSON, ----- Treasurer.
JAMES L. WILLIAMSON. - - Tax Collector.
GEO. W. BROWN. ** Receiver.
JAMES L. JOHNSON, - - County Surveyor.
WM. WALLACE, - - Coroner.
G. J. N. WILSON. County School Conimiss'r.
Commission Kits (Koaiks a.\i> Rkvkxck.)—W'm.
Seymour. W. J. Haynie. W. G. Steed. Meet on
the Ist Fridays in August and November. T. 11.
Niblack. Esq., Clerk.
MUNICIPA h OFFICERS, JEFFERSON.
Dk. 11. J. LtkNG. - Mayor
JOHN SIMPKINS. - - Clerk & Tresis.
J AS. A. B. M AIIAFEEY, - Town Attorney.
JOHN M. BERN'S. - - - Marshal.
Ai.dkkmkn.—•James E. Randolph, George W.
Stanley, John W . Glenn. Joseph P. Williamson.
MAGISTRATES AND HMUMS.
Jellerson District, No. 245, N. 11, Petmergrass.
J. P.; 11. T. Fleeman, J. P. John M. Burns,
Clarkesborough District, No. 242, F. M. Holli
day, J. I*. • M. B. Smith. J. P.
Miller's District, No. 455, H. F. Kidd, J. P.
Chandler’s District. No. 24G, Ezekiel Hewitt,
J. P. ; J. G. Burson, J. P.
Randolph’s District, No. 248, Pinckney P.
Pirklc, J. P.
Cunningham's District, No. 425. J. A. Brazle
ton, J. P.; T. K. Randolph. J. P.
Newtown District, No. 253, G. W. O'Kelly, J. P.
Minnish's District, No. 255. /. \V. Hood, J. P.
Harrisburg District. No. 257, W in. M. Morgan.
J. P.; J. W . Pruitt, J. P.
House's District, No. 24.1, A. A. Hill. J. P.
Santafee District, No. 1042, W . R. Boyd. J. P.
S. G. Arnold, J. I*.
Wilson's District. No. 405. W. J. Comer. J. I’.
FRA TERN A L DIRECTOR V.
1 nity Lodge. No. 36, F. A. M.. meets Ist Tues
day night in each month. H. W. Bell, W. M.;
John Simpkins. Sec'y.
Love Lodge. No. 65. I. O. O. F.. meets on 2d
and 4th Tuesday nights in each month. J. B. Sil
man, N. G.; t. ,1. N. Wilson, Sec'y.
Stonewall Lodge. No. 214. I. O. (J. T.. meets on
Saturdny night before 2d and 4th Sundays in each
month. J. P. Williamson, Sr., W. C. TA NARUS.; J. B.
Pendergrass, W. R. S.
Jetferson Grange. No. 488, P. of 11.. meets on
feat unlay before 4th Sunday in each month. Jas.
E. Randolph, M.; G. J. N Wilson, Sec'y.
Rdtef (colored) Fire Company. No. 2. meets on
4tn luesdaj night m each month. Henry Long.
Captain; Ned Burns, Sec'y. * r
COT. A TV CHCRCH DIRECTORY.
Circuit; Jefferson, Harmony Grove,
Dry Pond. llsou s. Holly Springs. W \ Pa
ris, P. C,
Mulberry Circuit. —Ebene/.er. Bethlehem, Con
cord, Centre and Pleasant Grove. Lebanon. A. L.
Anderson. P. C.
Chapel and Antioch supplied from Watkins
Thyatira, Rev. G. H. Cartledge, Pastor; Sandy
( reek. Rev. Neil Smith, Pastor ; Pleasant Grove,
Rev. G. If. Cartledge, Pastor; Mizpah, Rev. Neil
* abin Creek, 4\ . R. Goss, Pastor; llarmonv
Grove, W. B. J. Hardeman. Pastor; Zion, Rev.
''.H. Bridges. Pastor; Bethal-ra. Rev. J. M.
Davis. Pastor; Academy. Rev. J. N. Coil. Pastor ;
alnut. Rev. J. M. Davis. Pastor; Crooked
Creek W F. Stark. Pastor; Oconee Church, Rev.
A. J. Kelley. Pastor; Poplar Springs. Rev. W.
A. Brock. Pastor; Kandler's Creek. W. F. Stark,
nsrentecost. Rev. R, S. McGarrity. Pastor.
THE FOREST NEWS.
The People their own Rulers; Advancement in Education, Science, Agriculture and Southern Manufactures.
For the Forest News.
Letters to Young Men.—No. i.
My Dear Young Friends: —Once I was
young, and although I am now growing old,
yet I still remember how young men feel, and
what difficulties and temptations lie along
their pathway through life. And having a
deep and tender solicitude for your welfare,
happiness and usefulness, I will address you
a few letters in this periodical with the hope
that you will read and ponder them well, and
receive some lasting benefit from their sug
gestions and instructions.
You doubtless wish to be respected, to be
happy, and to be useful. Such a wish is noble
and truly commendable. You should earnest
ly strive to merit the respect of your fellow
beings. And if you prove yourselves worthy
of respect, you will most assuredly be re
spected by all good men and women. For
mankind are so constituted by nature, that
they will respect true worth and merit wherev
er they find them. The foundation of all re
spectability is a good moral character. With
out good moral characters, you can never en
joy the lasting respect of your fellow-men.
Therefore, my young friends, let your first
aim in life be the formation of exemplary and
irreproachable characters. Be truthful. Love
and cherish the truth as a precious gem.—
Kschew all falsehood as a hateful and danger
ous enemy. Every falsehood uttered, or act
ed. will wound your consciences, pollute your
hearts, and leave a blot upon your characters
which long years may never wipe out. But
cultivate and practice truth, and lovely truth
will be a girdle of strength to your loins and
a crown of glory to your heads, lie honest,
do right, and fear not. Have and cherish as
much regard for the rights of others as you
have for your own rights. Wrong no man—
no. not even a dumb brute. The first ele
ment in a good character is a strict regard
for truth every where and at all times ; and
the next el ‘incut is like it, namely : a nice
and tender regard for the rights of all men in
all circumstances. He, who loves the truth
in his heart, and always utters it with his lips,
and who also gives to all men their dues, and
tramples upon the rights of none, has two of
the most important and precious elements of
a good moral character, lint other things
also are necessary to the formation of a per
fect character. Be temperate, my young
friends, and practice strict sobriety at all
times and on all occasions. Shun the intoxi
cating cup as you would avoid the venomous
bite of the poisonous serpent. Arsenic,
opium, prussic acid and strychnine have slain
their thousands, but alcohol has slain its bil
lions. It has cast down many mighty ones.
Kings, nobles and lords. Judges, Governors
and Senators, as well as vast multitudes of
others, have fallen before this fell-destroyer,
alcohol. Drunkenness itself is a crime against
a man's nature and character, and it is the
fruitful cause of many other crimes. Nearly
all great criminals began their careers of vice
and crime by sipping at the intoxicating bowl.
If you wish to be respected, happy and use
ful men, my dear young friends, be sure to
shun the way of intemperance. And the on
ly sure method of shunning the way of in
temperance, is never to sip the liquid fire, and
never to keep company with those who fre
quent the rum-shop. Besides, in these days
most people soon cease to respect the young
man who is often seen in a dram-shop, or
whose breath gives forth the foul odor of the
Permit me also to advise you to avoid all
licentiousness. Go not in the way that leads
to the house of the strange woman. For as
the wise man saith : “Her house inclineth un
to death, and her paths unto the dead. None
that go unto her return again, neither take
they hold of the paths of life.” Frequent the
refining society of intelligent and virtuous fe
males, but shun all associations with low and
degraded women. Nothing corrupts a man
faster, and degrades and ruins his character
more effectually, and destroys his peace and
happiness more completely, than licentious
If you would maintain your own self-re
spect, promote your own happiness in time
and in eternity, gain the lasting confidence
and respect of your fellow men, become use
ful citizens and worthy members of society.
I conjure you to cultivate virtue and chastity,
and seek not the corrupting companionship of
evil women. From among the chaste and
lovely daughters of Eve, let each one of you
select a worthy companion for life. “It is
not good for man to be alone/’ Such was
the judgment of the Most High in regard to
the first man ; and the fact is no less true of
men in this latter age of the world. Man and
woman were made for companionship togeth
er in the marriage bond ; and neither can at
tain to the utmost perfection of character, the
highest degree of usefulness, and the largest
attainable share of happiness, outside of the
marriage relation. But, more anon.
M ith much respect, I remaiu your friend
i (P There is one advantage gained by hot
weather : very few preachers have strength to
preach more than one hour at the time.
JEFFERSON, JACKSON COUNTY, GA., JUNE I<>, 1875.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
If you wish to sleep well, never take your
cares to bed.
How a woman can keep on talking when
she is twisting up her back hair and has her
mouth full of hairpins, is a mystery not yet
A cruel joke at the expense of those ladies
who are perpetually striving to gain a hear
ing in the Press has been going the rounds of
literary circles, to the effect “ that they look
much better in muslin than in print.”
It is the sagacious remark of a keen ob
server that you can generally tell a newly
married couple at the dinner table by the
indignation of the groom when a fly alights
on the bride's butter.
“Here Warren fell," said the janitor at
Bunker Hill to a young man from Andover.
“ Poor man,” said the divinity student, “I
hope he was prepared. Did he fall from the
middle or the top window of the monument ? ”
—New Orleans Republican.
A Troy chemist proposes to catch a few
grasshoppers, to inoculate them with some
thing like the small-pox, and then to set them
at liberty among their fellows again. The
idea is inspirational, but it will not work.
A stomueh that can digest old boots, fence
rails, mouldy gridstones, w r ouldn’t pay any
attention to small-pox, to speak of. — Cincin
When will it end ? A man can't set his
house on fire, collect the insurance and put
on style with the money without someone is
mean enough to throw out insinuations.
A little American lad, who had just com
menced reading the newspapers, asked his
father if the word ‘“lion.” prefixed to the
name of a member of Congress, meant “ hon
The latest thing from the west was written
by a Texas sheriff to an anxious and inquir
ing father, the sheriff's letter stating that the
son, “ while camping out with another man's
horse, lashed himself to a limb of a tree and
dropped off to sleep.” At last accounts he
hadn't woke up.
lAF’Gen. Sheridan’s father, who died at
Somerset, (J., the other day, began life as a
cartman, and supported his family by the
earnings of honest labor. He never dispers
ed any Legislatures, nor bore false wifness
against his fellow-citizens, nor desired to
court-martial and shoot all anti-Grant men as
“banditti.” And so. when death came, he
could truthfully say, “ I'm not afraid.”—Kan
sas City 'Times.
The Vallejo (California) Chronicle relates
the following incident of the revival now in
progress at that place, conducted by the
Rev. Mr. Hammond: Last Thursday even
ing Mr. Hammond preached from the text:
" Saul. Saul, why persecutest thou me ?" In
the audience there was an engineer named Saul,
who was accompanied by his wife and little
girl. The reverend gentleman repeated his
text several times. “Saul, Saul, why perse
cutest thou me?'’ At last the little one,
who thought that the text had a personal ap
plication, looked up into the face of her
parent, and said, “ Father don't mind him,
A Curious Rythmical Medley Culled from
the Master Poets.
A LITERARY CURIOSITY.
A lady of San Francisco is said to have occupiod
several years in hunting up and fitting together
the following thirty-eight English poets. The
names of the authors are given with each line :
LIF E .
4V hy all this toil for triumph of an hour? Young.
Life’s a short summer, —man a liower.
By turn we watch the vital breath and die. Pope.
The cradle and the tomb, alas ! so nigh. Prior.
To be is far better than not to be. Seictll:
Though all man’s life may seem a tragedy.
But light cares speak when mighty griefs are
The bottom is but shallow whence they come.
Your fate is but the common fate of all.
Unmingled joys, here, to no man befall. South well.
Nature to each allots his proper sphere. Congreve.
Fortune makes folly her peculiar care. Churchill.
Custom does not often reason overrule. Rochester.
And throws a cruel sunshine on a fool. Armstrong.
Live well, how long or short, permit to heaven.
They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.
Sin may be clasped so close we cannot see its face.
Vile intercourse where virtue has not place.
Then keep each passion down, however dear.
Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear. Byron.
Her sensual snares let faithless pleasure lay.
With craft and skill to ruin and betray. Crabbe.
Soar not too high to fall, but stoop to rise.
We masters grow of all that we despise. Cowley.
Oh, then renounce that impious self-esteem.
Riches have wings, and grandeur is a dream.
Think not ambition wise because 'tis brave.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Gruy.
What is ambition ? 'Tis a glorious cheat. Willis.
Only destruction to the brave and great. Addison.
What's all the gaudy glitter of a crown? Dry den.
The way to bliss lies not on beds of down. Quarles.
How long wc live, not years but actions tell.
That man lives twice who lives the first life well.
Make then, while yet ye may, your God your
friend. * ‘ Mason.
Whom Christians worship vet not comprehend.
The trust that's given guard, and to your.-elf be
just. * Dana.
N. B.—We find but thirty-seven authors named
above; it is clear, therefore, that by some accident,
in its “ peregrinations through the press,” a line
has been unintentionally omitted.—En. News.
For the Forest News.
Lines on the Death of Robie Cartledge.
BY A STUDENT.
How strange, how sad. how unexpected was that
Which carried from earth our little mate,
ITho was in school the day before
He landed on the heavenly shore.
Oh ! death, pale death, why shouldst thou strike
Such merry boys, that have only made a step in
Surely thou must be, as one remarked.
The lover of a shining mark.
►Then a lady friend and l did go
To visit him that was so low.
1 saw there was conic a messenger of death
To take him away to the angels at rest.
For a while we remained, but ah ! not a change
In the death fixed eyes, the prostrate frame ;
And then, how soon upon the trembling wings of a
lUcnt the immortal part to the heavenly gate?
Kind mother—good mother, weep not o’er thy son,
Think of his virtues, his life.'tlie crown he has won ;
He is cold—he is only at rest in the dark, dark
That will open to the rich, to the poor and the
Georgia and Virginia.
The roar of artillery and the smoke of bat
tle have long died away upon our ears, and
peace, like a Gilead balm, reigns throughout
the borders of Georgia The busy hum of in
dustry is heard through all the varied avoca
tions of our people, and ere long the skeleton
of want will be driven, as witli an Ithuriel
spear, from every hearthstone. Our old red
hills and impoverished low-lands are begin
ning to bloom like a garden field, under the
manipulations of scientific culture, while the
commercial and mechanic arts move with new
inspirations to the music of remunerative
mills and factory spindles. Colleges, high
schools, religious institutions, and a success
ful system of public instruction, bless the
people with the saving and elevating influ
ences of knowledge, while temples, dedicated
to the true and living Jehovah, stand with
open doors upon almost every hill-top. The
judicial ermine is respected as of yore, and
wholesome laws are administered with judicial
purity under a wise and prudent executive
Now, Science arises from this thraldom and steals
From the keeping of nature new gifts for the soul:
Now. valorous Enterprise waves his proud hand
And might and magnificence cover the land ;
Now, Commerce, from bonds of oppression set free.*
Links country to country and sea unto sea ;
Now, Art with a dream-like devotion refines
Into beauty and purity, matter and mind.
Yes. progress is once again written in liv
ing colors upon the brow of glorious old
Georgia, the empire State of the South, and
her watchword is upward and onward. With
laurels untarnished she sits again at the
council-board of nations, and her voice is
once more heard with magic power in the
halls of national legislation. But while she
thus rejoices in this high career of prosperity
some of her sister States are still under the
heels of the oppressor, and to each of them
her great heart goes out in profoundest sym
pathy, and she would exhort them in burning
words to look aloft, for the day of deliverance
is nigh at hand, and will be all the more glori
ous because of the long, dark night through
which they are passing. And as we run over
the brilliant galaxy of Southern States, how
the heart of every true Georgian swells at the
mention of old Virginia.
“ Land of the beautiful and brave !
The freeman’s home, the martyr's grave !
The nursery of giant men
Whose deeds have linked with every glen
The magic of a warrior’s name.”
Yes, what vision of glory clusters around
that venerable name 1 What wizard land
scape beauty; what gleams of sunlight; what
martial daring ; what Abrahamic hospitality ;
what hallowed faith and burning zeal; what
martyr toils and martyr graves rise up, like
an overpowering panorama, before the mental
Does the blood of a traveleer circulate more
warmly through his veins when he stands up
on the classic ground of Greece, and calls up
her ancient glory?—when he stands amid the
ruins of the once proud city of Pericles, and
listens to the fiery eloquence of Demosthenes,
enkindling the war-spirit against the oppres
sor? Does his pulse beat high when he walks
through Thermopylae and over Maranthon,
Plates, and Luctra? These arc hallowed
grounds, but here, in old Virginia, we have a
land surpassing in glory the brightest records
of all nations.
Who was it that rescued the coronet of re
publican liberty from the maelstrom of tyran
nical dominion, and sat it as a blazing lumi
nary in the political firmament of the world
as a beacon of hope to the oppressed of all
lands. It was George Washington, of Vir
ginia. Who was it that lit up the fires of the
first revolution, and with Demosthenian elo
quence called up armies from the valleys and
down from mountain heights to battle for the
birthrights of men? It was Patrick Henry,
a Virginian. Who was it that drew up the
text-book of freedom/ and set it before the
world to teach it liberty? It was Thomas
Jefferson, a Virginian. Who was it that sur
rounded that text-book with a flame of living
fire and preserved it through the dark eras of
our young republic? It was James Madison,
a Virginian. Who was it that calmed inter
nal discord among the people and united all
parties under one banner? It was James
Monroe, a Virginian? Who was it that gave
to America her great anl comprehensive ju
diciary as a bulwark to her institutions? It
was John Marshal, a Virginian. Who was it
that could calm, as with God-like power, the
stormiest sea of political commotion, and
stands to-day as one of that immortal trio
whose names shall survive the wreck of em
pires and the fall of republics? It was Hen
ry Clay, a Virginian. Who was it that led
our soldier boys through the late sanguinary
war, and with but a handful of devoted fol
lowers kept back the hordes and hirelings of
the entire world for four long years from our
beloved sunny land? It was the venerated,
the immortal Robert E. Lee. a Virginian.—
\N ho was it that lit up the mountains of
Northern Virginia with a girdle of fire, and
by the Napoleonic dash of his genius and the
brilliancy of his achievements, struck terror
to the minions of the North and won the ad
miration of an astonished world? It was
that immortal Christian hero. Stonewall Jack
son. a Virginian. Blessed land, thy soil is
filled with the illustrious bones! Land of
benedictions, Georgia is bound to thee by a
thousand ties, and
“ Not a tie will break
Nor a link will start.’’
The bones of brave soldier boys from every
Southern State, and almost every county,
” And glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.”
And when faction shall have been hushed
and even justice shall hold the scales, their
records will then be brighter still than when
on the march to victory they won the admira
tion of the world, and when the impartial
historian shall wander among these dead
bones in search of the traditions of liberty, he
will find that he is indebted for their perpetu
ation to the sleeping dead in Virginia's
Land of liberty ! thy soul has been conse
crated by the blood of heroes, and by great
and holy deeds of peace. Thou art now one
vast temple and hallowed asylum, sanctified
bv the benedictions of Georgia, and of all
people. “ May peace be within thy walls,
and plenteousness within thy palaces." May
there be no decay nor leading into captivity,
and no complaining within thy streets. “ May
truth flourish out of tlie earth and righteous
ness look down from heaven !”—Sunny South.
Lost Gow by Shiminy I
Asa rule there isn't a better class of peo
ple in the world to deal with than the Ger
mans, but occasionlly you will find one
whose ideas concerning certain business
transactions are amusingly peculiar. For
instance : A German subscriber to the Jour
nal recently called to advertise a lost cow,
and according to the long established cus
tom of this well regulated print shop, we
immediately wrote up the notice and figured
up the cost of publication.
“ Vat ish dat ? ” asked our friend, placing
the butt end of his whip on our little sum of
We informeed him that it cost him so much
for advertising his lost cow three weeks.
“ You make me pay for dat ? ”
“ Certainly ; we always take pay for adver
“ You takes pay, eh ? Veil, dat ish von
tarn shvindle. I shcribe init dat Shonmal
papers dese tree years, und now you slinrge
me yoost for vot leetle advertise uv mine
“ But we— ’’
“ You slitop my Shovrnul bapers/’
“ But you—”
“ You slitop mine Shonmal bapers, und I
got some more in Daytraw, py shiminy, und
you gome little end dot horn oud.”
“ But, see here, my Inend ”
“ I go right away und dond got sheated
mit you, py krashus, Tink you got some
steep mit a veasel, dond you ? Kharge me
yoost for advertise von gow ! It vas better
uv you dond got me med ven I gome here,
uiul I dat Shonmal more as tree
year, but you makes me med und you stop
mine bapers before I got it, next dime. Dat
isli vat man I am kind uv, py shiminy ! ”
We tried to explain ; we tried in vain ; we
lost him and a three-weeks advertisement of
a “ lost gow. py shiminy ! ”
Can a Woman be a Widow While Her Hus
A remarkable suit is in progress in a San
Francisco court. In November. 1872, Jas.
C. King shot and killed Arthur F. O'Neil in
Brooklyn. New York. King was found guilty
of murder in the second degree, and was
sentenced to the penitentiary for life. King
had met a wealthy merchant named Scott in
San Francisco, and he had married the lat
ter's daughter. The union for some reason
turned out to be most unhappy. Her father
left all his estate by will to Airs. King on her
becoming a widow, and the question now pre
sented to a San Francisco tribunal is, wheth
er she is entitled, under the will, to come in
to possession of the property, though King
(at present about thirty-eight years old) is
now confined in the State prison at Sing Sing.
Mrs. King now contends that she is a widow
fully within the meaning of the terms of her
will, and therefore entitled to come
into the property left by him at the time of
his decease. The laws of New York, as rep
resented to the California Judges, provide
that “a person sentenced to imprisonment for
life shall be deemed civilly dead,” and that
“ no pardon granted any person who shall be
sentenced to imprisonment for life shall be
deemed to restore such person to the rights
of any previous marriage.” The question is,
though the wife be divorced and King alive
in the flesh, and. though civilly dead accord
ing to the laws of New York, is Mrs. King a
widow in California? Upon the determina
tion of that point depends the acquisition and
enjoyment of a large property left by a father
to a daughter upon the event of her becoming
The New A ork Herald gives the statistics
of Masonry in the United States, as follows :
No. of Lodges 8,654, Master Masons 543,-
474, No. of Encampments 406, Knights 40,-
410. According to its tables. Georgia has
268 Lodges, 13.021 Master Masons, 8 En
campments, and 365 Knights ; Alabama has
300 Lodges. 10,643 Master Masons, Encamp
ments, and 264 Knights.
State conventions have already l>een call
ed as follows : Republican—()hio, June 2 ;
California. June 10 ; Maine, June 14 ; lowa,
June 30; Wisconsin. July 7. Democratic
—Ohio, June 1 7 ; Maine, June 22 ; California,
June 29 ; Mississippi. August 3 ; Pennsyl
vania. September 8. “People's Indepen
dent party " —California, June 22.
V TERMS. $2.00 PER ANNUM.
/ SI.OO FOR SIX MONTHS.
Missouri has 2,017 Granges, the largest
one is Darksville, 604. Randolph County ; it
has 170 members.
Mr. John Barron, who left Clarendon coun
ty, S. C., some time siuce to settle in Cali
fornia, has returned to his old home. No
place like home.
The Executive Committee of the National
Grange meets at Washington in formal ses
sion. on the Ist of July next.
Those poor Missionaries. One in South
Africa has just ordered a carriage shipped
him by a London (inn.
Senator Bayard, of Delaware, has written
to Gen. Gordon that he will attend the Geo.
State Fair next Fall.
Governor Smith has been advised by At
torney General Hammond that United States
bonds are not taxable by the States.
Mrs. Gaskins, of Carteret County, N. C.,
weighs 640 pounds, and one of her stockings
can hold a bushel of shelled corn.
A young immigrant in Northern California
writes back to warn others that the girls there
are all from Boston, and that stimulants are
twenty-five cents a drink.
The prospects now are that Spencer coun
ty, Ivy., will, this year, raise double the
amount of tobacco produced last year.
The Memphis Avalanche est imates the wheat
crop, this year, in the country tributary to
Memphis, as the largest since 1860.
A Milwaukee girl, only five years of age,
walks a rope suspendc l thirty feet from the
A contract for the erection of an ice factory
in Atlanta, to cost $12,500 has been closed.
h urther details of the earthquakes in Asia
Minor show that several villages were de
stroyed and that 2,000 persons, lost their
A gentleman in Marion county, S. C., has
a colored man in his employment who chop
ped out twelve acres of cotton for him in three
days, being an average of four acres per day.
The Patrons of New Jersey have saved
from $50,000 to $75,000 in their purchases
the past year. No wonder the Order is thriv
ing among the “ Jersey Blues.”
A Portland, Oregon, man has lieen fined
fifty dollars for disturbing the funeral of his
wife by loud crying. The Judge who fined
him has six cross-eyed daughters, all unmar
The Camilla Enterprise says a fanner in
that county has a little girl eleven years old,
who chopped one and a half acres of cotton
each day for nine days in succession.
The Supreme Court of Louisiana has given
judgment, with $25,000 damages, against
Samuel Hastings, a druggist, whose clerk made
a mistake in preparing a prescription, and
which caused the death of Mrs. McCubbin.
The ladies of Texas have started a sub
scription for the purpose of providing Jeff.
Davis with a homestead in that State.
Mrs. Cobb, of Illinois, has left her husband
because he gets corned so often. He says
that ’tis because she wants him to shell out
Ex-Gov. Vance, of North Carolina, has been
presented by the young Jewish people of
\\ ilmington, with a gold-headed cane, as a
token of their appreciation of his recent lec
ture on “ The Scattered Nation.”
A South Carolina paper announces that an
other English company has been formed for
the purpose of manufacturing furniture, ship
frames and other articles of wo<xl, in that
State. Saw-mills and manufactories of dif
ferent kinds will be erected at once..
The simple faith of a Virginia Christian is
his faith aided by in man. He was asked if
he thought Stonewall Jackson was in heaven.
“ Wal,” said the old gentleman, “ I reckon lie
is if he started for that place. He always
managed to get round in time.
War has broken out in the Pennsylvania
mines again. Rioting and arson are the
pleasant divertisements of the strikers.
Gov. Ilartranft, is meeting the issue with his
accustomed firmness, and has ordered the
militia to support the sheriff.
Mrs. Mulligan, of Oconto, Wisconsin went
into her brother s garden and found some
roots, which she supposed to be artichokes.
She ate of them heartily, and within two
hours'was taken sick with cramps, and died.
The root was wild parsnip, a very deadly
The demand for grain cradles in the Ma
con market has been larger than it ever was
known to be before, more having already
been sold this season than were disposed of
in the whole of the past six seasons combin
ed. rhe Teleyraph 4- Mexsetiger says cheeri
ly : “Me begin to feel that ‘ there is life
in the old land yet.’ ”
An infant in Terre Haute, Indiana, was
strangled lately by a cat in bed. Its mother
awoke and found a cat in the room and sai<k
to her husband to drive it out; but he sup
jiosed she was talking in a dream, and he
went to sleep. The next morning the child
was found with the cat on its face and stran
' gled until it was black.