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JEFFERSON, JACKSON COUNTY, GEORGIA.
By tlir JiM'kMon County
Fully believing that the material and social inte
rests. not only of the people of Jackson, hut of all
the contiguous counties, would he greatly enhanc
ed hy the establishment of a printing office and
publication of a newspaper at the county site, a
mini tier of citizens nave associated themselves
together under the name and style of
“ The Jackson County Publishing Company ,”
And propose issuing on the 12th of June, a paper
bearing the above title. Asa
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J uue 12th, IS7o.
THE FOREST NEWS.
The People tlieir own Killers; Advancement in Education, Science, Agriculture and Southern Manufactures.
WHAT IT HA.S TDOISTE,
And what it Proposes to Do.
This Institution was first chartered about
the year 1818. It was re-organized under a
new charter, about the year 1859, and endow
ed by W. D. Martin, whose name it now
bears. Through all those long years, it has
presented superior advantages as an educa
tional point, and has been conducted by some
of the best teachers in the State, who were all
graduates of Colleges or Universities ; and
it has sent out into the world or into higher
institutions, hundreds of young men and
ladies well drilled in English Literature and
even in the higher grades of a classical edu
cation. During the last six and a half years,
it has been under the management of the pre
sent corps of teachers, which period, consid
ering the impoverished state of our country,
has been marked by great prosperity. About
one hundred and fifty pupils have been in
attendance each year, and in the last two
years eight young ladies have graduated after
having completed the full course as prescrib
ed by the best female colleges of the coun
try. Some of the young men are prosecut
ing the higher studies at the State University
and other colleges, while many others are
engaged in teaching throughout Northeastern
Georgia, as well as other portions of this
State and in adjoining States. Some have
entered the professions of law, medicine and
the ministry; while large numbers have re
turned to the farms better prepared we trust,
to restore and improve the exhausted planta
tions of our country.
Just here we would remark, it has seemed
very strange that our people have neglected
to educate their sons for the most important
iudustry of our land. They strain every
nerve and exhaust every resource to educate
those who would enter professions, while
they almost wholly neglect the boys who are
to conduct agriculture—on which the whole
prosperity of the country depends, and in
which the best talent and the highest culture
is so much needed, and ought to be engaged ;
especially in these days of machinery and
unreliable labor—when brain is beginning to
play a more active and important part in all
the industrial pursuits than muscle and all
other physical forces combined. Such les
sons have been impressed upon the pupils of
Martin Institute, and we are glad to see that
they have been appreciated and applied. It
i3 the only way in which the industries of
life can be raised to their proper level and
brought to their highest development. It
has been the aim of the present management
of Martin Institute to meet this very de
mand. and present such inducements and
facilities to all classes, and to farmers espe
cially, as would enable and influence them to
seek that culture which is so essential to ex
cellence and even success in the industries
as well as in the learned professions of our
Has been reduced to bare living rates, rang
ing from eleven to thirteen dollars per month,
while Tuition, so far as we know, even when
paid in full, is lower than at any Collegiate
institute or high school in the State ; but of
this moderate tuition, the Institute itself has
paid about one-third for the last six years
out of the dividend from the endowment
fund. This she has allowed to all pupils ma
triculated, from whatsoever point they may
have come. We think we may venture to say
that few, if any other institutions, have pur
sued so liberal a policy towards their patrons
since the war. While she might have re
served her dividend, improved her property
and erected fine buildings, the Board of
Trustees, appreciating the condition of the
country and the impossibility pressing upon
almost every one of securing a liberal educa
tion, the multiplied and growing demands for
a higher culture which have crowded upon
our people with the present state of affairs,
decided to pursue a more generous policy
and offer even those who are in very mode
rate circumstances, an opportunity to attend
a school of a high grade and prepare them
selves to meet those demands.
They thought fine buildings and abundant
appliances.—which few could enjoy—less
important than the solid training which so
many needed and should have then, or could
never have at all—and they knew real educa
tion depended mainly on the mental efforts
of pupil and teacher, not on sightly struc
tures, costly furniture or complete apparatus,
however necessary these may be as aids and
comforts. The very celebrated Bingham
School, at Mebaneville, N. C., has been con
ducted since the war in log barracks; so
with many of the best schools of the past.
Thus, many have been trained here and start
ed in life who never could have secured more
than a home education—though the necessity
of that training is far greater than it was be
fore the w ar, when opportunities were a hun
dred fold more abundant.
We hope the liberality of the Board has
been appreciated, for the patronage has been
large and hundreds of pupils have left the
Institute with grateful hearts, who will not
JEFFERSON, JACKSON COUNTY, GA., SATURDAY, AUG. 7, 1875.
forget the fostering care and help here receiv
ed when out in the busy world. The failure
to continue the same liberal course during
rhe past term—that is, to credit the tuition
with a large per cent.—is due to the fact that
no dividend was paid on the endowment
fund, and not to any indisposition to aid the
patrons in these times of hard pressure and
scarcity of money. We would state that the
Institute has pursued this generous policy,
not because she has not needed the buildings
and apparatus—for they have been needed
very much—but because the Board of Trus
tees thought the present appliances were suf
ficient, with earnest efforts on the part of the
pupils, to secure a complete and solid educa
tion ; far greater advantages than those en
joyed by some of the most learned men and
women that ever lived. For the above rea
sons mainly*, they have postponed improve
ments from time to time, and if, in the fu
ture, the funds should be withheld from the
payment of tuition, a generous public will
understand that it is done through necessfty,
and tliat superior facilities may be offered to
those pupils who may seek an education at
this time-honored institution. For some time
past, almost all investments have failed to
yield any income, and various disasters and
failures in agriculture and other industrial
pursuits have caused greater stringency and
pressure in the money market during the
past twelve months than ever existed before
in this part of the country ; so that while the
Board would be glad to secure the improve
ments, they are still inclined to pursue the
same liberal policy as heretofore, if the funds
accrue, and reduce to a minimum the ex
penses of those who attend the Institute dur
ing this Fall Term.
Higher education must go on ; the three
months' school under the patronage of the
State can never furnish it. This Institute
proposes to furnish this education at a cheap
er rate, probably, than can be had an}*where
else in the State. \Ye mean no disparage
ment to other institutions —God speed them
all !—but let the people compare the ex
penses, and see for themselves. The charges
BOARD AND TUITION
Here, need not exceed SGO.OO, in the highest
classes for thc entire term of four scholastic
months, even if the tuition should not be re
duced by any dividend ; and with the latter,
these expenses will go very little beyond
$50.00; while at most other institutions,
where identically the same studies are pur
sued. said expenses would be near SIOO.OO,
if not far beyond it. The above low figures
barely cover the actual cost of provisions,
tuition and the contingencies of lodging, ser
vant Hire, &c. Farmers are slow to believe
that it costs them any appreciable value to
board a child at home ; let them reckon the
board of one hired servant, then double it
and they would still fall short of the actual
cost of boarding and lodging one child at
home, not to mention the servant hire, the
wear and tear of furniture, interest on invest
ment and many other little contingencies not
usually reckoned. Let them cast up all these
at tlieir full market value, and subtract them
from $12.50, the amount for board per month
usually charged here, and they will find a
very small “dollar or two” for a remainder.
We think if the people would make the above
calculation fairty, we would far less frequent
ly hear the expense of boarcLpleaded as an
excuse for not sending their children abroad
to school; for, after all, at this place, it costs
very little more than boarding them at home,
so little, in fact, that those who tried board
ing themselves abandoned the plan and en
tered the boarding-houses. Yet those who
prefer to mess can still secure rooms if they
desire to do so.
We have heard it intimated once or
twice during the past few years that
habits of extravagance, especially in dress,
might be generated at such a school as this.
Such an assertion could create only surprise
in the minds of those acquainted with the
facts. The j T oung ladies appear in our pub
lic examinations dressed in simple calico;
and we would suggest that a dress which is
neat and fashionable need not, necessarily,
be expensive, though it may be stylish; and
we think that all this should recommend
rather than depreciate the Institution.
Again, it was formerly charged that Jef
ferson was an unhealthy location. This is
readily answered by the fact that among the
hundreds and hundreds of pupils who have
attended the Institute during the past seven
years, there have been only three or four
deaths—only one in more than four j'ears
and no other case of dangerous illness.
As to the thoroughness of the institution,
there can be no question, as it is too well at
tested by the vast numbers who have receiv
ed its benefits, from the primary classes to
the completed course and graduation, as well
as by those in whose minds a noble ambition
has been here first awakened for a higher
culture. With all the above mentioned in
ducements, what more could an enlightened
people, thirsting for a solid and practical
education ask or expect ?
But more than these, the present officers
have made arrangements by which all the
pupils from Jackson County will, this fall,
receive the benefits of the State School Fund,
and they hope to so arrange with the com
missioners of other counties that pupils from
those counties may enjoy equal privileges.
Also, if any funds accrue from the endow
ment which is now confidently expected, it is
believed that the Board of Trustees, pursuing
the antecedent liberal policy will credit the
same on the tuitions, thereby, and with the
State Funds, reducing them lower than they
have ever been before, which tuitions for the
Fall Term have never been higher than
SIO.OO for the advanced classes and $5.00
for the primary.
Furthermore, it is proposed by the State
University to give three scholarships to Mar
tin Institute in said University, the candi
date to be chosen by a committee, or as may
hereafter be prescribed ; one for each of the
regular classes and after that one for each
year, so as to keep three in the University
from this Institution all the time. To obtain
such an appointment will be no small honor,
and a very great advantage to those young
men who may prove successsful competitors
for the position. Such generous terms, offer
ed by very few institutions, ought to be freely
and generally accepted by an appreciative
people, and such an Institution merits the
success which it has enjoyed in the past.
It deserves the most liberal patronage and
hearty support, and should attain a glorious
prosperity in the future.
One of the Board.
For the Forest News.
Letters to a Young Lady.—No. 2.
BY UNCLE JUDSON.
My Dear Niece :—Having directed vour
attention in a former letter to the importance
of a clear understanding of the marriage re
lation, I now insist that you should not be in a
hurry to marry. I confess that I have no
reason to believe that you will marry too
young. But it may not be amiss to offer a
few suggestions on this point, in passing.—
Very early' marriages do not admit of the ex
ercise of that mature judgment and scope of
observation, which is so necessary to a wise
choice. Can the illiterate understand the
science of Astronomy, or the blind the beauty
and variety of colors ? No more can a mere
child sufficiently comprehend the subject of
matrimony as to make a happy choice.
Again, very early marriage is a bar to that
mental culture and development which, by
no means, is to be disregarded. Your educa
tion is good for one of your age, but is poor,
indeed, compared with what you can make it
by a little application. Let me ask you to
provide a few well selected books, and devote
a few spare moments of each day to their
careful perusal. It is folly to say you have
no time for reading. To read judiciously,
is to save time. By carefully cultivating your
mind, you will be better able to form and
prosecute improved plans for the transaction
of any business that may ever come before
you. It will also give you a pre-eminence
among your associates highly gratifying to
yourself and friends, and qualify you to do
more efficient service in any department of
life. Y'ou should also cultivate a talent for
writing. This is a kind of education that
cannot be acquired by any other means, and
is not less important than any other branch
now taught; and yet, how few good writers
do we find among even the female graduates
of our time ? To write well is an acquisition
worth striving for. It should occupy much
of vour time and energy.
You have now, too, arrived at an age when
you are more susceptible of improvement by
observation than at any other period of your
life. You should use every reasonable op
portunity to acquaint yourself with the man
ners, habits and industries of those beyond
the limits of your own immediate neighbor
Thus, a little dilligence on your part will
insure a great improvement in a few years,
and by the time you are permanently settled
in womanhood, and'your mind has reached
the meredian of its strength, you can not but
be delighted with the course which you have
pursued, and whatever may be your condi
tion and pursuits in after life, you will view
these days of improvement as the brightest
spot on the pages of memory. But all this
improvement may be cut off by marrying too
young; therefore, do not be in a hurry to
marry. If, by marrying, you make yourself
happier, it is worth waiting for; but if you
make yourself miserable, quite long and
dreary enough will be your miserable life.
I hope you will not allow your mind ever
to be troubled with the fear of being an old
maid. This groundless and senseless fear
has beclouded the prospects of many a worthy
and lovely young lady. Why should disgrace
attach to the young lady who declines, it may
be. various opportunities to marry, and at
tains the age of twenty-five or thirty, or even
old age ? So great have been the fears of
some of entering the list of old maids, that,
to escr pe censure, they have told, without
foundation, that their “intended died in the
war.’’ Can we quietly submit to have one
censured who prefers single to married life,
rather than accept the offers of one of whom
she entertains serious doubts as to whether
he will increase or diminish her happiness ?
Shall we hear one traduced who, by the dig
nity of her nature, and to gratify a laudable
ambition, seeks to elevate herself on a par
with the wise and the great in literary pur
suits ? And from whom do these slight re
marks come ? They are usually made by the
ignorant and foolish, whose opinions on ordi
nary matters have but little, if any, weight;
and. perhaps, while they utter a pity, mingled
with contempt, for the old maid of the neigh-
borhood, they themselves are in a state of
confusion and animosity at home.
M ill you ever be moved by such influences
to marry before you have fully got your con
sent ? Moved to be unduly hasty in taking
the most important step of your life, by those
whose opinions are almost worthless in the
ordinary affairs of life ? I certainly hope
better things of you.
[to be continued.]
All the World.
All the world is full of babies.
Sobbing, sighing everywhere;
Looking out with eyes of terror,
Beating at the empty air.
Do they see the strife before them,
That they sob and tremble so?
Oh, the helpless, frightened babies—
Still they come, and still they go.
All the world is full of children,
Laughing over little iovs,
Sighing over little troubles.
Fingers bruised, and broken toys ;
Wishing to be older, larger.
Weeping at some fancied woe.
Oh, the happy, hapless children,
Still they come, and still they go.
All the world is full of lovers,
AN alking slowly, whispering sweet;
Dreaming dreams and building castles,
That must crumble at their feet;
Breaking vows, and burning letters,
Smiling, lest the world shall know,
Ob, the foolish, trusting lovers—
Still they come, and still they go
All the world is full of people.
Hurrying, rushing, pushing by,
Bearing burdens, carrying crosses,
Passing onward with a sigh ;
Some there are, with smiling faces,
But with heavy hearts below,
Oh. the sad-eyed, burdened people.
llow they come, and how they go.
All the earth is full of corpses,
I>ust and bones laid there to rest;
This the end that babes and children,
Lovers, people find at best.
All their fears and all their crosses,
All their sorrows wearing so,
Oh, the silent, happy corpses,
Sleeping soundly lying low.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
A pair of tights —two drunkards.
A-vail-able space—a woman’s face.
A useful thing in the long run—Breath.
They now call retired printers ex-press
Pillars that should be shaken down—cater
Naughty behavior of yatehing men—Hug
ging the shore.
When is a soldier not half a soldier? When
lie’s in quarter.
The man who couldn’t find his match went
to bed in the dark.
“This,” thought a boy while being trounced
by his fond papa, “is very like a whale.”
The way for a desolate old bachelor to se
cure better quarters is to take a “better
The children in Florida say they live on
sweet potatoes in summer, and on strangers
“Are there any fools in this city?” asked
a stranger of a newsboy. “No ;do you feel
lonesome?” was the reply.
Why does a duck go under the water? for
diver’s reasons. Why does she go on land?
For sun-dry reasons.
To Archbishop \v Lately is ascribed this
paradox : “The larger the income the hard
er it is to live within it.”
The Wisconsin farmer who left a candle
burning in the barn so as to scare thieves
away has no barn to watch now.
“I wonder what makes my eves so weak,”
said a fop to a gentleman. “They are in a
weak place,” responded the latter.
The misery felt by the child who couldn’t
go to the picnic, is nothing to that of the one
who has been to it.
The report that the Princess of Wales had
“lost her hearing,” was only a Cockney per
version. She lost an ear-ring.
The hair from a lady’s braid should never
be worn on the lapel of a gentleman’s coat
unless the parties are engaged.
In one part of Norway the longest day is
three months. What a splended chance for
a lazy man to start a daily paper!
An lowa editor recently announced that a
certain patron of his was “thieving as usual.”
It was written thriving.
It may seem paradoxical, but the best
newspapers get the most cutting treatment
from their bretheren of the tripod.
“Do you like codfish balls. Mr. Wiggins?”
Mr. Wiggins hesitatingly—“l really don’t
know; I don’t recollect attending one.”
“How odd it is,” said Pat, as he trudged
along on foot, one hot, sultry day, “that a
man never meeets a cart going the same way
Ornitho-logic. If all the birds that sing
songsters, then all birds that roost are roost
ers ; hence all hens are roosters.
A correspondent of a Western paper hav
ing described the Ohio as a “sickly stream.”
the editor appended the remark, “That’s so ;
it’s confined to its bed.”
A young man in California began to read
a paragraph about a mine to his sweetheart,
commencing : “Yoba mine”—when she in
terrupted him with : “I don't care if I do
“Six feet in his stocking!” exclaimed
Mrs. Partington. “Why, Ike has onlv two
in his, and I never can keep ’em darned at
“I think I have seen j r ou before, sir. You
are not Owen Smith?” “Oh. yes, I’m owin’
Smith, and owin’ Jones, and owin’ Brown,
and owin’ everybody.”
I’ve seen her out a walking,
Dressed in a suit of blue;
And it ain’t no use a talking.
She’s a stepper —just a few!
And modest m her beauty
Asa frog stuck in the mud;
Oh! good-bye, Mollie, Darling,
You precious little bud.
S TERMS, $2.00 PER ANNUM.
} SI.OO FOR SIX MONTHS. „
A BIG STORY FROM FLORIDA.
A Florida corres|>ondent of the New York
Sun, writes as follows:—The crows have
kept up a racket since dawn. Trees and pal
metto scrub were black with them. They
alighted in camp within ten feet of ui, and
stole the provisions the instant our backs
were turned. Incessantly did they scold us.
It was plain that they were anxious for us to
break camp so that they might pick up what
“Talk almut crows.” said Moore, while
purtinr his morning i i“they’re the mo t
knowing bird in Florida. Yes, sir, their in
telligence is ahead of the nigger. They can
tell a white man from a nigger a mile off and
they know a shot-gun from a rifle. They
know that they are of no account. Noliodv
hankers after crow meat, and no hunter
wastes powder and shot on them. Why, I’ve
been hunting and had the crows follow me
and point out the game. They were willing
to take their share of the work, too, and were
satisfied with the leavings. If a man only
knows how to take him, a crow’s just as good
as a dog. When I’ve been jumping a bear or
a deer. I’ve had the crows light on the trees
above’em, and sing out; ‘Here he is old
man, down below here ! Go for him!’ And
if I shot and missed, those crows would ac
tually get disgusted. I could hear them
talking to one another and saying: Oh, lie’s
an old hombre—he don’t know how to shoot.’
But if I brought down the game they'd scream
and bounce from the trees and sail in for
“But the greatest case of sagacity in a crow
that I ever saw,” continued Moore, “was on
the ocean beach, just across the lower end
of the lake. Last year me and a fellow
named Crowell, were down there catch’ ng
turtle. W e used ti clean ’em on a big beam
of mahogany that had drifted ashore. There
were thousands of crows on hand a picking
up the entrails and scooping out the shells.
They were so noisy that we had to holler to
understand one another. You n< ver seen
such a raft of crows. They were shy along
in the beginning, but they kept getting bold
er. and bolder, and by and by they wal ced
right to the mahogany beam, and stole the
choice steaks that we were saving for our
selves. Well, when Crowell see that lie began
to get mad. lie swore he could’nt stand it,
and he hauled up and gave the crows two bar
rels of duck-shot. He had in a thundering
charge—a pailful of shot in each barrel.
You neVer see such a sight. If it had been
raining crows the beach couldn’t have been
blacker. You see this was in the morning.
Well, for several hours the crows were migh
ty shy again, but along in the afternoon they
took their chances once more and were
around thicker than ever. They fought
among themselves for the shells and the en
trails, but they gave the steaks a wide berth.
They were smart enough to know what the
shooting was for.
“Well, among the flock we noticed a lame
crow, with a sickly kind of a caw. He had
come out from under Crowell’s battery with
one leg gone. He was a hard sight. When
we first saw him his wings was drooping, and
he was a limping along and a skirmishing
around for something to eat with the rest of
them. We felt sorry for him. If you’d seen
him you couldn’t help but feel sorry too.
You see, the other crows didn’t give him a liv
ing show. He would have starred to death if
we hadn’t sympathized with him and seen
that he got his share. We fed him the nicest
chunks of turtle, and he got so tame that he'd
limp up within two or three feet and almost
eat out of our hands. We used to call him
Santa Anta, because you see be bad lost bis
“Well,” continued Moore, “for some time
Santa Autafumed up regularly for his ration.
He seemed to be growing weak in spite of all
the building up we gave him. One day we
massed him. Crowell felt mighty bad. He
almost cried. ‘Poor Santa Anta.’ says he.
‘couldn’t roost any place but on the ground.
Some snake has got him, and that’s the last
of him.’ Yon see the bird hail got to be a
great favorite. I felt as bad about it as
Crowell, and no mistake. Down here in the
wilderness where von don’t sec a white man
once in years, a fellow gets mightily attach
ed to a crow when he’s social like and puts
confidence in you. Well, all that day the
crows kept a coming in and a ripping away
at the lights and livers, but poor Santa Anta
never turned up. I reckon if we talked
about him once we talked about him a hun
“The next forenoon, while we were dressing
a big turtle, we heard a feeble kind of a caw]
and Crowell sung out, ‘Here’s Santa Anta
again, as sure as yon’re bom!’ and snre
enough there was the little black cuss a hop
ping along on one foot over the sand. He
cocked his head on the side, and seemed
thundering glad to see us. We were typer
cane. We picked out the richest part of the
turtle and fed him. Well, good Lord, you’d
ought to have seen that crow eat. lie stuffed
himself so full that he couldn’t holler. You
could see him swell out like a rubber ball.
The other crows stood off about twenty feet
watching him. The little hombre got 'all he
wanted, and then started off. He limped
awfully for about fifteen feet, and I heard
Crowell say, ‘Poor devil! I’m afraid he’ll
never get well.’ Just then the crow stopped
and shook up his wing. Then—as I’m alive
and a sinner—he dropped another little black
foot, and walked off on two legs as sound as
a dollar. Ihe other crows set up a mighty
cawing, and all of them flew away together.
“Well,” inquired Hammond, “ how did he
get his leg fixed?”
‘lt wasriH Santa Anta at all,’ Moore replied.
“Some other crow had played Santa Anta on
us. Our crow had been eaten up by a’pos
sum. \\ e found the feathers afterward.
“And,” continued Moore, turning to me, “you
won't believe me, but that story’s just as true
as the Gospel—every word of it.”
An editor, who is evidently a man of fam
ily, sagely remarks that a boy who yells like
a Tartar if a drop of water gets on his shtrt
band when his neck is being washed, will
crawl through a sewer after a ball and think
not hing of it.