The Game of Life.
This life is but a game of cards,
Which mortals have to learn ;
Each shuffles, cuts and deals the pack.
Ami each a trump doth turn ;
Some bring a hijrh card to the top,
And others bring a low ;
Some hold a hand quite flush with trumps,
While others none can show.
Some shuffle with a practiced hand,
And pack their cards with care,
So they may know when they are dealt
Where all the leaders are ;
Thus fools are made the dupes of rogues,
"While rogues each other cheat,
And he is very wise indeed
Who never meets defeat.
While playing, some throw out the ace,
The counting cards to save;
Some play the ducc and some the ten,
lint many play the knave ;
Some play for money, some for fun,
And some for worldly fame,
But not until the game ’s played out
Can they count up their game.
When hearts arc trumps we play for love,
And pleasure rules the hour—
No thoughts of sorrow check our joy,
In Beauty's rosy bower;
We sing, we dance, sweet verses make,
Our cards at random play,
And while our trumps remain on top,
Our game’s a holiday.
W hen diamonds chance to crown the pack,
The players stake their gold,
And heavy sums are lost and won
liy gamblers young and old ;
Intent on winning, each his game
Doth watch with eager eye,
How he may see his neighbor's cards,
And beat him on the sly.
When clubs are trumps, look out for war
On ocean and on land;
For bloody horrors always come
When clubs are held in hand;
Then lives arc staked instead of gold,
The dogs of war are freed—
Across the broad Atlantic now,
See ! clubs have got the lead !
Last game of all is when the spade
Is turned by hand of Time ;
He always deals the closing game
In every age and clime.
No matter how much each man wins,
Or bow much each man saves,
The spade will finish up the game,
And dig the player’s graves.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
W'e know an individual who always wears
dirty boots; he is too poor to have them
blacked, and too much of a gentleman to do
What a fuss we are making over our poor
little Centennial, when the Japs have just
been celebrating.their two thousand, five hun
dred and thirty-fifth anniversary!
An exchange thinks that Eve must have
been a very unhappy woman. There was no
other woman to pass her on the street, that
she might look around and see how that dress
fits in the back.
An Irishman attending a Quaker meeting,
heard a friend make the following announce
ment r “ Brethren and sisters, lam going to
marry a daughter of the Lord.” “ Och 'n ye
are,” said Pat; “ faith and it'll be a long
time before you see your father-in-law.”
Butler says he doesn’t know what to make
of Grant’s letter, and that isn’t all—he doesn’t
know what to make of Grant himself, lie
says he can’t see wli} r he should be laid on
the shelf, while a meaner man is continued
in office.— Vicksburg Herald.
Asa stranger was yesterday knocking at
the door of a house on Second street, a boy
came around the corner and inquired : “ Got
anything to sell?” “Yes, I want to sell your
mother a box of tooth-paste.” “Might as
■well git ofF’n the steps,” continued the boy.
as a smile broke out around his mouth;
“ she's got store teeth, and she cleans ’em
with a woolen rag !”— Detroit Free Press.
“ See that fat man, don’t you, Jack?” queri
ed a bootblack at the post office yesterday ;
“ well, lie’s laying up heaps of trouble. W'hen
you see a man named Johnson, for instance,
slying around to the general delivery window
and getting little pink envelopes directed to
“ De Forest,” lie’s standing on the verge of
the grave. The first thing he knows, his wife
’ll! come down here and get hold of one of
those purty little letters, and then she'll untie
her bonnet strings and mop her husband all
over these flags, and the public 'ill get up’n
Tah for her side I” And Jack began to pon
der.—Detroit Free Press.
Of the many juvenile funniments that bub
ble up and seek for publicity through the
types, the following of a little New Hamp
shire girl—quite mature at six—is not bad.
She went into a store where her father was
lounging, and slyly approaching him, said:
“Papa, won’t you buy me anew dress?”
“Well, I'll see ; I'll speak to your mother
A sad look came over the little maiden's
face, until, looking up with a smile into the
paternal eyes, she said : “ Well, papa, if you
do speak to mamma about it, touch her easy,
or she may want it for herself!”
lie bought it—for the daughter,
A negro revivalist, named Andrew
Coon, is said to be as effective with his own
race in Mississippi, as Moody and Sankey
are with white people. lie is a powerful fel
low. physically and vocally, and the scenes
that attend his fervid exhortations are de
seril>ed as being the acme of religious excite
ment. A correspondent of the Cincinnati
Commercial attended one of his meetings.—
After a harrowing sermon, that wrought the
impressible hearers to intense feeling, he
made the following admonition and appeal:
“ Now bredren and sisters, we want mounahs
heah to-night. No foolin'. Ef you can't
moulm lV*r your sins, don’t come foolin’ arouif
dis attah. I knows ye. You's tryin’ mighty
ha’hd to be convarted Thout bein’ hurt. The
Lord ’spises mockery. Sometimes you sin
nahs comes toh’rd an’ holds your head too
high a-comi: '. You come foah you’s ready.
You starts too soon. You don’t repent;
yon’s no maunah. Yon’s foolin’ wid de Lord.
You come struttin’ up the altali; you flops
down on your knees an’ you peeps fru your
fingers, dis way, an’ you cocks up your ealis
to see who’s makin’ de bes’ pray’r. You’s
’tirely too peart for penitens. You’s no
mounahs, Ef you comes heah to fool, 3*oll
bettah stay away. Bettah go to hell from de
pew asleepin’, or from your cabin a swearin’,
dan from the raounah’s bench a foolin’.”
iil'tc Modem Stoqpl&effet.
These Circus Bills.
She had one in her hand as she came up
stairs, and she didn’t say a word until she
had wiped her spectacles, placed them on
her nose, unfolded the bill, and read a few of
She was old-fashioned in look. There
were-strings to her bonnet, she had no bustle. !
her gray, hair was combed down smoothly,
and there were only eleven yards in her black
“ Young man. don’t 3*oll know that cir
cuses are awful liars and humbugs ? ” she
fin ally* inquired.
The man at the table leaned back in his
chair, and refused to express an opinion.
“Well, I know it,” she continued in a posi
tive tone, “and believe they get wuss even*
day. Now see here —listen to this :‘ A gor
geous panorama of amazing wonders—a gi
gantic combination of astonishing acrobatic
talent.’ That’s all right 011 the poster, hev
they got ’em ? I’d like to see one o’ them
“ You're lalmring under a mistake, madam.
It means a grand display of natural curiosi
ties, and informs the public that the proprie
tor has secured main* first-class acrobats—the
chaps who stand on their heads, turn head
over heels, and cut up so many monke3 r
** It does, eh?” she mused; “ waal, do
you believe that it takes a smart person to
keel over ? ”
“ Well, one has to have a good deal of
“ They do, eli ? ” she remarked, as she put
her unbrella in the corner and spit on her
hands ; “ I'll show 3*oll that you are deceived !
I'm an old woman, but ef I can’t ! ”
“ Madam, hold on—don’t do it! ” exclaim
ed the man behind the table.
“ I can flop right over there and never
shake m3* bonnet! ” she said as she rose up.
“ I know 3*oll can, madam, but don't. I
am here alone, and I—l don’t want 3*oll to.
I’d rather 3*oll wouldn't. If 3'ou are deter
mined on it, I shall leave the room ! ”
“ Well, 3*oll know I can do it, and that’s
enough. You ma3 r be right about what that
means, but see here—hear this : ‘ The high
way ablaze with resplendent chariots—the
grandest pageant 011 earth.’ I’ve been to
lots of circuses, young man, and I never saw
a pageant 3*et. If the3* had one, the door of
his cage wasn’t open.
“ You are also in error there. The bill
refers to the fact that the great number of
wagons, chariots, etc., make up a sight worth
seeing as they pass along the street.’’
“ Um-in-m,” she muttered as she folded
the bill over ; “ I don't see why they couldn't
say so then. An 1 now see here—read that:
Sig. Govinoff. in his aerial flights.’ Now,
then, is that a boa constrictor or a cunduran
“It is a man, madam—one of the perform
ers. His real name is probably Jones, but
that isn’t grand enough, and so they put him
down as “Sig. Govinoff.” He is the man
who jumps off the rope, turns over twice, and
comes down all right.”
“He is. eh ? Well, if he’s got an idea that
he’s the smartest man alive I want to disap
point him. I never did try to turn over
twice, but I'll do it right here and now or
break my neck! Git the tilings offn the
“ Say, madam, don’t. I wouldn't have
3*oll do it for fifty 7 * dollars.”
“ For heaven’s sake, madam, get down
offi'n this table—here—here's a dollar if 3*oll
won’t do it! ”
“I don't want your money, and I won't
try it ifyou’re so scart, but I don’t want any
circuses going around talking about aryal
flights and deceiving the people ! ”
She sat down, the young man wiped the
sweat off his brow, and presently’ she remarked,
“And here’s another thing, right here:
‘A sparkling asterisk, flashing across the
field of the cloth of gold—Mons. Gomerique
in his great delineations of human character.’
I'd like to know who she is.”
“ Madam, that’s a man—a man who de
“ How ? ”
“Why, he makes up faces—expresses
mirth, sorrow, joy, and so forth.
“He does, eii ?” Well, what’s that to blow
about ? Make up faces—see here !”
And she shut her e3*es, run her tongue out,
and looked like the bottom of a brass kettle
which had been kicked by a mule.
“They are humbugs, sir !” she said, as she
drew her tongue in, “and d'}*e ’spose I'd pay
fifty cents to go to one ? ”
“ They arc quite entertaining as a general
“They are, eh? Entertaining, eh. Well,
if I can’t do more entertaining in five min
utes than a circus can in all day I leave m3*
bonnet up here! Here, hold on to this
“I can't madam—l wouldn't do it for all
the diamond pins in Syracuse ! Go away*,
madam—go home. lamin an awful hurry !"
“ Well, 1 won’t then, but when l say cir
cuses are humbugs, I can prove it. I don’t
kecr two cents for their panoplies, pageants,
asterisks, giraffes, arvals. georgouses and
ourangoutangs —I can beat ’em all holler my
self ! ”
And she took off her spectacles, lifted hej
unbrella and went down stairs. — Detroit Free
It was one hundred 3*ears ago on the 10th of
May*, that Ethan Allen, with the assurance
characteristic of the first-class Yankee, de
manded of the British officer in command of
Fort, Ticonderogathe surrender of the garrison
and all its sanguinary paraphernalia. He
was polite enough to say that the request was
made “on the authority of the Great Jehovah
and the Continental Congress,” and upon
those papers he took possession. This Cen
tenary business brought out a good many
anecdotes of Allen, some of which yvere sup
posed to be planted be3*ond resurrection.
Here is one :
Allen was in church one Sunday with a
number of friends listening to a ver3* high
Calvinistic minister, (exact stature not re
corded). The text chosen was, “Many shall
strive to enter in but shall not be able,” and
he premised his remarks observing that
the grace of God was certainly sufficient to
include one person out of ten. “Secondly”
disclosed the fact that not one in twenty
would attempt to avail himself of salvation.
At “thirdly” it came out that but oneTnan in
fifty was reall3* an object of Divine'solicitude.
“Fourthly” was announced, and the estimate
of the elect now reduced to greater correct
ness, the sad conclusion was being drawn
that only one out of eighty—when Allen
seized his hat and evacuated the pew, ex--
claiming, “I’m off, lioys * y any one of 3’ou may
take my chance.”— Editors Drawer, in
Harper's Magazine for July.
Mrs. Gavett’s Box.
There is not a kinder-hearted, more benev
olent woman in Detroit than Mrs. Gavett.
Last year she was on the committee to can
vass for aid for grasshopper sufferers, and
this } r ear she intends to send a large box of
her own getting up. She had Gavett to
bring up a box the other day, and when it
had been placed in the shanty she put on a
calico dress, tied on a check apron, and ram
bled around the house to pick up enough ar
ticles to fill the box and have it sent off the
next daj r . Iler greatest anxiet}* was the fear
that the box was too small for one half the
things she wanted to send.
Opening the closet door she took down an
old coat, one that her husband threw awa3 r
two years ago.
“ I'll send that for one thing,” she mused,
as she held it up. “ I don’t know, though—
that’s'a pretty good coat. Put a patch on
that elbow and Thomas can wear it half the
She placed it on a chair and took down
one of her old dresses.
“ I'll make some farmer’s wife glad with
this,” she said, as she shook out the folds
and held it up. “ Let’s see! Why, there
isn’t a hole in either sleeve —skirts all right
—waist almost as good as new. I believe I
can sell that dress second-hand for enough
to bii3* me a bracelet.”
The dress was laid beside the coat, and she
hauled out Gavett's boots. The heel of one
was run over, and there was a hole in the toe
of the other.
“ They’ll do for someone to plow in,” she
soliloquized, as she took them over to the
light. “ Some farmer—ah ! Why, those are
good boots! I believe I could get them
fixed up for fifty cents so that Thomas could
wear them half the winter. I don’t believe
in throwing anjdhing away, even if 3*qu are
The boots were set aside, and she took
down a bundle of children’s clothing.
“ Ah! I can send these and make little
hearts glad!” she whispered as she untied
the bundle. “ The children have outgrown
them, and they will be a prize to some Kan
sas—sakes alive ! but these garments are al
most as good as the da3* they were made up !
I believe I can sell them to washerwoman
for at least $2, and as soon as I can get $2
more I can buy me anew braid.”
She tied the bundle up and stuck her head
into the closet and brought out another dress.
“ A hole in each elbow—skirt torn half
off,” she mused as she turned it over. “ I’ll
send this anyhow. Some mother can take it
and get enough cloth out of the skirt to make
her little girl a bran new—here, what was I
thinking of ? Why, this is exactly the stuff
I want for the blue stripe in that new rag
carpet. If I’d known this dress was in the
house I’d have cut it up last week.”
She unlocked another closet, peered in,
and hauled out Gavett's old overcoat—one
worn out and stained, and kicked around for
“ That will do splendid !” she said, as she
held up. “It isn't very nice, but some far
mer can wear it to chop in. Oh ! hold on ! I
want that lining to make a cushion for 1113*
rocking-chair, and Jennie will want these
buttons for her string, and the rest of the
coat’ll make a beautiful rug to lay in front
of the lounge. I'd like to send it, but pro
bably it wouldu’t be appreciated, or probably
someone else will send a better one.”
She rummaged around for a full hour, and
when she got through the chamber floors
were piled high with old “ duds.” Those
she meant to keep were placed on the right—
those she meant to send away on the left.
Oil the left was a wall basket made of hoop
skirt wire. She hasn’t sent the box yet, but
she means to. — Detroit Free Press.
His Looks Deceived Him.
lie did not look like a joker, says M. Quad.
One to sit and study liis face would have said
that his soul was lost in melancholy—that he
didn't care two cents whether the sun set at
noon or staid until 7 o’clock, lie entered
the ladies’ sitting room at the Central Depot,
walked up to a woman whose husband had
left the room about ten minutes previously,
and calmly inquired:
“ Madam, your husband went out to see
the river, didn't he?”
“Yes—why?” she asked, turning pale in
“He was a tall man, wasn’t he?”
“He was,” she replied, rising up and turn
ing still paler.
“lias red hair?”
“ He had—oh ! what has happened?”
“Weighed about 180 pounds?”
“ Yes—yes—where is he—where is my hus
band?” she exclaimed.
“Couldn't swim, could he?”
“He’s drowned ; my husband is drdwned !”
“Had a silver watch chain?” continued the
“ Where is my husband—where is the
body?” she gasped.
“Do not get excited, madam. Did your
husband have on a gray suit?”
“ Yes —oh ! my Thomas ! my Thomas !”
“ And stoga boots?”
“ Let me see him—let me him?” she
“ Come this wav, madam, but do not get
excited. There, is that your husband across
the street at that peanut stand?”
“ Why, yes, that's him; that’s my hus
band!” she exclaimed, joyfully. “ I thought
3’ou said he was drowned.”
“No, madam, I did not. 1 saw him buy
ing peanuts, and I believed it my duty to sa} r
to you that peanuts are not healthy at this
season of the year !”
lie slid softly out. and she stood there and
chewed her parasol and stared after him as
if he were a menagerie on wheels.
An old enactment still stands on the statute
book of Massachusetts, providing that “who
ever travels on the lord’s day, except from
necessity or charity, shall lie punished by fine
not exceeding ten dollars for every offense.”
So far as its direct purpose is concerned, this
statute has, of course, been a dead letter for
many years, but a curious effect, not design
ed by its framers, because railroads did not
exist in their days, results from it, namely :
that no damages can be recovered in that
State for injuries received on railways on
Sunday, unless the applicant can show that
he was traveling through necessit}' or for a
The old engine house at Harper’s Ferry,
in which John Brown and his party were
stormed and captured, is used by an under
taker as a hearse house. The loop holes
which the insurrectionists made have been
bricked up, but the outlines can be readily
traced. The places on the floor where one
of Brown’s sons died and the other was mor
tally wounded are pointed out by the villagers,
although the, blood stains that remained for
several years have faded out.
A man may be great by chance, but never
wise nor good without taking pains.
Wheat in the South.
The editor of the Union Springs Herald
gives the following as a mode of preparing
and cultivating wheat, which will insure it
from rust and secure a large yield:
This, June, is the month in which to begin
your preparatory work for next crop of wheat.
Select a high, well drained piece of land,
however thin it may be, in preference to low
land. Lay off in rows 12 inches apart, with
a shovel plow, following in each shovel fur
row with a subsoil plow, or a scooter 14 in
ches long,made of iron or steel, 1 |x2| inches,
not wider, or your horse *vill not be able to
pull it, if put in the ground as it should go.
If the land be thin, put in sufficient manure
to give the peas a good start, before running
the scooter furrow. In these furrows drill
one to two pecks of speckled peas per acre,
and close these by splitting out the middles
with one shovel furrow, followed by the sub
soil or scooter plow. Bore two holes with a
6 quarter auger into a 4x4 inch scantling 6
feet long, one foot from each end. into which
inserts two small hickory poles, which, when
fastened to the hames, will serve as shafts
and traces. With this implement you can
“ knock off” five rows simultaneously. When
the peas shall have attained a growth of
about eight inches it would be of benefit to
run one furrow, with a small shovel, between
During the month of August, while the
peas are in bloom, turn the vines under,
covering them entirely with soil, if possi
ble. To accomplish this, twist two heavy
chains together, to be used as a drag ; fasten
the two ends to the singletree, thus forming
a bow, which should at the nearest point be
two or three inches in front of the turning
plow. This drag will hold down the vines,
enabling the plowman to cover them up.
In October, between the Bth and 15th, sow
broadcast 30 bushels of cotton seed on each
acre. Turn under with a two-horse plow,
following in each furrow with your scooter
or subsoil plow. Sow broadcast 1| bushels
of good seed, wheat, and then sow broadcast
one sack (4 bushels) of chloride of sodium
( common salt) to each acre ; cover by drag
ging a harrow or very heavy brush over the
Prepare seed wheat for sowing as fol
lows : Take a tub, fill half full with water,
and dissolve"salt in the water until a freshly
laid egg will float, showing a space the size
of a nickel above the water; then stir, and
skim off all the wheat that rises to the top.
Continue to stir as long as any wheat will rise
to the surface. Feed the scum to stock. As
soon as the defective wheat has been thus re
moved take out the sound wheat, and repeat
the operation until all the wheat designed
for sowing has been in the brine.
In January, scatter, broadcast, one bar
rel per acre of gypsum (land plaster) over
the growing wheat.
If these directions are closely followed
you may confidently expect to reap,
next spring, twenty bushels per acre of as
good wheat as can be imported. As the
result of the years operations you will have
S4O for each acre treated as above directed,
and your land, which is now poor, will then
Repeat this process the second, third and
fourth years, omitting the cotton seed, and
after the second year use only two bushels of
salt—and 40 bushels of wheat per acre will
be the result for the fourth crop. For the
fifrh year five times as many bushels of corn
per acre as can now be raised on the land ;
and for the sixth and seventh years, from one
to two bales of cotton weighing 500 pounds
each, barring Providential interference.
Raising Tomatoes. —lt may be worth
while for our farmers to read the following
account of the French method of raising
tomatoes. It is clipped from an exchange :
“As soon as a cluster of flowers are visible,
the stem is topped down to the cluster, so
that flowers terminate the stem. The effect
is that the sap is immediately impelled into
the two buds next below tire cluster, which
soon push strongly and produce another
cluster of flowers each. When these are
visible, the branch to which they belong is
also topped down to their level, and this is
done successively. By this means, the plants
become stout dwarf bushes, not above eigh
teen inches high. In order to prevent their
falling over, sticks or strings are stretched
horizontally along the rows, so as to keep the
plants erect. In addition to this, all the
laterals that have no flowers, and after the
sth topping all laterals whatsoever, are nipped
off. In this way the ripe sap is directed into
the fruit, which acquires a beauty, size and
excellence unattained by other means.”
Hints for Emergencies.
If a man faints, place him on liis back and
let him alone.
If any poison is swallowed, drink instantly
half a glass of cold water, with a heaping tea
spoonful each of common salt and ground
mustard into it. This vomits as soon as it
reaches the stomach; but for fear some of
the poison remain, swallow the white of one
or two raw eggs, or drink a cup of strong cof
fee—these two being antidotes for a greater
number of poisons than any other dozen ar
ticles known, with the advantage of their al
ways being at hand—if not, a pint of sweet
oil, or lamp oil, or “drippings,” or melted
butter, or lard, are good substances, espe
cially if they vomit quickly.
The best thing to stop bleeding of a mod
erate cut, instantly, is to cover it profusely
with cobweb, or flour and salt, half and half.
If the blood comes from a wound by jerts
or spurts, be spry, or the man will die in a
few minutes, because an artery is severed ; tie
a handkerchief loosely around, near the part,
between the wound and the heart, put a stick
between the handkerchief and the skin, and
twist it around until the blood ceases to flow,
keep it there until the doctor comes. If in a
position where the handkerchief cannot be
used, press the thumb on a spot near the
wound, between the wound and the heart; in
crease the pressure until the bleeding ceases,
but do not lessen the pressure an instant un
til the physician arrives, so as to glue up the
wound by coagulation, or cooling of the
If your clothing takes fire, slide the hands
down the dress, keeping them as close to the
body as possible, at the same time sinking to
the floor by bending the knees ; this has a
smothering effect upon the flames ; if not ex
tinguished, or great headway gotten, lie down
on the floor and roll over ; or better, envelope
yourself in a carpet rug, bed cloth, or any
garment you can get hold of, always prefering
woolen.— Hall's Journal of Health.
“ Dan,” said a little four-year old, “ give
me sixpence to buy a monkey.” “We have
got one monkey in the house now,” replied
the elder brother. “ Who is it, Dan?” asked
the little fellow. “ You,” was the reply.—
“ Then give me sixpence to buy the monkey
some nuts.” The brother could not resist.
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and delicate taste could take offence.
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of those having charge of this enterprise, to con
duct it in such a style—in manner and matter—as
to reflect credit on the people of Jackson as a
whole, and to confer honor on the “Grand Old
Commonwealth” of which Northeast Georgia is so
important a part and parcel. Especial attention
will be given to the chronicling of
And occurrences, and also to the dissemination of
such facts and statistics as will have a tendency
to developc the resources, mineral and otherwise,
not only of this immediate section, but of “Upper
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Managing and Business Editor ,
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June 12th, 1575.
kinds of Leather and Lumber, kept
constantly on hand and for sale by
June 12 J. E. & 11. J. RANDOLPH.
JEFFERSON BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Physicians... J. D. & 11. J. Long, J. J, d O(3 .
ter, N. W. Carithcrs.
Atty's at Law... J. B. Silman, W. I. Pike,
J. A. B. Mahafiey, W. £. Howard, M. M. Pitman
P. F. Hinton.
Pendergrass & Hancock, F. M. Bailey, Stanley
& Pinson, Wm. S. Thompson.
Carpenters. .. Joseph P. Williamson, Sen'r;
J. P. Williamson, Jr.
Harness Maker. .. John G. Oakes.
Wagon Makers. ..Wm, Win Bum, Monroe
Buggy Maker...L. Gilleland,
Blacksmith.., O. T. story.
Tinner. .. John 11. Chapman.
Tanners... J. E. & 11. J. Randolph.
Boot and Shoe-Makers...N. B. Stark, Sea
born M. Stark.
Randolph House, by Mrs. Randolph.
North-Eastern Hotel, by John Simpkins.
Public Boarding House, by Mrs. Elizabeth
I.TQUORS, Segars, &c... J. L. Bailcv.
Grist and Saw-Mill and Gin... J. D. & 11.
Saw-Mill and Gin...F. S. Smith.
CO UNTY SCIIOOL DIRECTOR F.
Martin 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 Academy. —A. L. llarge. Principal.
Harmony Grove Academy. —R. S. Cheney, Prin
Murk Academy. —J. 11. McCarty, Principal.
Oak Grove Academy —Mrs. A. C. P. Riden,
Academy Church. —J. J. Mitchell. Principal.
Duke Academy. —Mrs. 11. A. Deadwyler, Prin
Park Academy. —Miss V. C. Park. Principal.
Chapel Academy. — W. 11. Hill, Principal.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS.
Athens mail arrives at Jefferson on Wednes
days and Saturdays, at 10 o'clock, A. M., 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., ami 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 1
o'clock, P. M.
F. L. Pendergrass, Dep’y P. M.
Useful Information .for the Millions.
A note dated on Sunday is void,
A note obtained by fraud, or from one intoxi
cated. cannot be collected.
If a note be lost or stolen, it does not 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 legal interest except when otherwise
Principals are responsible for their agents.
Each individual in a partneship is responsible for
the whole amount of the debts of the firm.
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 bind all the others.
Contracts made on Sunday cannot he 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 subtract the
time of 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 ofnight. This rule is true of
either apparent or mean time.
Flora—The goddess of Flowers.
Pan—The god of Shepherds and Hunters: fa
mous for his whistling which fatigued him so much,
that he invented pipes to blow on.
PI.UTUS—The god of Riches ; represented with
Pomona —The goddess of Orchards and Fruit
Newspapers. Magazines, and Periodicals
sent from a known office of publication,“ or by
newsdealers' to actual subscribers, postage to be
prepaid in bulk by publishers and newsdealers, at
office of mailing, and go free to subscribers.
Letters 3 cents each | o/„: Drop Letters at let
ter-carrier office. 2 cents ; Drop Letters at
letter-carrier offices, 1 cent, j
Transient matter embracing newspapers,
circulars, and other printed’matter, seeds, cuttings. |
bulbs, roots and scions, books, merchandise ami
samples, 1 cent for each 2 oz. Registered Letters
8 cents in addition to regular postage.
Port-Office Money Orders.— Attention is
called to the Money Order system, as a safe ami
cheap method of transmitting money through the
mails. Orders are issued in sums of not nmrf
than fifty dollars. Larger sums can 1*
transmitted by additional Orders, On Orders not
exceeding $lO, 5 cents ; over 810 and not exceed
ing 840, 20 cents ; over S4O and not exceeding SSO,
For finding the interest on any principal for anv f
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 of days to run ; seperate right-hand figure I
from product, and divide by 9.
Five per cent.—Multiply" by number of day*, |
and divide by 72.
Six per cent.—Multiply by number of days* |
seperate right-hand figure, and divide by 0.
Eight per cent.—Multiply by* number of days, |
and divide by r 45.
Nine per cent.—Multiply by number of days, ■
seperate right-hand figure, and divide by r 4.
Ten per cent.—Multiply by number of days, j 9
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.—Multiply by number of days, v
seperate 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 ol |
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.
200 lbs. Beef or Pork makes one bid.
32 lbs. ()ats make one bushel.
60 lbs. Potatoes make one bushel.
14 pounds make one stone.
3 miles make one league.
C feet make one fanthom.
A perch of stone is 16J feet long, 1J feet thick I
and 1 foot high, or 24J cubic feet.
A mile is 320 rods—l,76o y-ards—s,2Bo fect"B
63,360 inches. ,m
An acre is 4,840 square yard—l3,s6o squ ar H
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, f J
China tree leaves on them. To kill lice on the ■
take one gallon of ashes, three spoonsful of
and one of sulphur; mix and sprinkle it on > vll J
twe with dew. A sure remedy.