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J) r - J* O. 11l AT having located in Jetfer
*on ,)r the purpose of practicing Medicine,
s Ptfully tenders his services to the citizens of
/town and county in all the different branches
ue profession. After a flattering experience
nineteen years, he feels justified in saying that
j-’ s prepared to successfully treat any curable
C ’ nc hlent to our climate. He is, for the
' ~j' ent > hoarding with Judge John Simpkins, but
n? love family here soon,
jhee with Col. J. A. B. Mahaffey.
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Jefferson, June 12, 1875. tf
THE FOREST NEWS.
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The People their own Rulers; Advancement in Education, Science, Agriculture and Southern Manufactures.
' Miscellaneous Medley.
The Mystic Masonic Tie.
In the wilderness of Edom the hand of the
children of Ishmael is still raised as of old
against every stranger, but if some Mason of
this city were to meet these marauding sons
of the desert, at the sign Fellow-craft, every
matchlock would be instantly lowered and
he would be welcomed to their tents and
received as a brother.
A friend of ours—an officer of our Navy
long since deceased—was once wandering
about in the narrow lanes of an Eastern city,
having lost his way in its inextricable
labyrinths. Suddenly he was startled by
the frightful words, , ‘Christiain dog! Chris
tian dog !’ He turned, and beheld approach
ing him a crowd of enraged Mahometans,
each with a large stone in his up-lifted hand.
The Lieutenant saw no escape from the most
terrible of deaths ; for with the exception of
the mob now almost upon him, he could see
no human being, save an old man sitting in
his door, and apparently' looking out for the
fun to begin of stoning a Christain to death.
Luckily, the thought crossed the officer’s
mind that the old man might be a Mason—
lie made a sign, and instantly the Arab rush
ed out, placed himself by the side of the
‘Christian dog,* drove off his would be-mur
derers, and conducted him in safety to his
We can cite .another instance of the fidel
ity of an Eastern Mason to his duty. About
nine years ago, an American vessel was
wrecked off the shores of one of the Asiatic
islands. None were saved from the waves
but the captain, who being a very expert
swimmer, reached the land. The barbarous
natives carried him to their Sultan. When
ushered into the presence of the despot, the
captain made himself known as a Mason.
The Sultan immediately met him on the
square, received him as a brother, treated
him as a brother, with great distinction, and
promised to send him to Calcutta by the first
opportunity. The climate was so pestilen
tial that our captain soon fell sick with the
jungle fever. The Sultan nursed him through
all his illness, entertained him like a prince,
till lie recovered, furnished him with abun
diance of money, and sent him to Calcutta
whence he returned to America.
We will give yet another example, for
which we are indebted to an officer of the
British Navy. He had been stationed in
Australia, and while there he was informed
of the following facts which he communicated
to us. A party of white men attempted to
cross that great continent, blit they all
perished by thirst and starvation but one
man. This man’s strength at last gave out,
and he laid himself down in the parched
desert to die. lie had not been lying there
long before a tribe of Australian savages
■ ame up. and would in a few seconds have
killed him, had he made that sign which is
never made in vain. The chief was a
Mason ; he threw himself along-side of the,
Englishman and restrained his followers
from murdering him. He gave him food and
drink, kept him till restored to strength, and
then escorted him to the nearest white set
tlement. —Norfolk Landmark.
A Cunning Expedient.
There is a fable among the Hindoos that
a thief having been detected, and condemned
to die, happily hit on an expedient which gave
him hope of life. Lie sent for his jailor, and
told him a secret of great importance which
he desired to impart to the king, and when
this had been done, he would be prepared to
After receiving this piece of intelligence,
the king at once ordered the culprit to be
conducted to his presence, and demanded of
him to know his secret. The thief replied
that he knew the secret of causing a tree to
grow which would bear fruit of pure gold.
The experiment might be easily tried, and
his Majesty would not loose the opportunity.
The king accompanied by his prime minis
ter, his courtiers and his chief priest, went
to a spot selected near the city wall, where
the latter performed a series of solemn in
cantations. This done, the condemned man
produced a piece of gold, and declared that
if it should be planted, it would produce a
tree, every branch of which would bear gold.
“But,” he added this must be put into the
ground by a hand that has never been stain
ed b}* a dishonest act. My hand is not clean ;
therefore I pass it to your Majesty.”
The king took the piece of gold, but hesi
tated. Finally he said, —
“ I remember in my younger days, that I
filched money from my father’s treasury which
was not mine. I have repented of the sin ;
but yet I hardly dare to say my hand is clean.
I pass it to my prime minister.”
The prime minister after a brief consider
ation answered, —
“ It were a pity to break the charm through
a possible blunder. I receive taxes from the
people, and as I am exposed to a great many
temptations, how can I be sure that I have
been always perfectly honest ? I must give
it to the governor of the citadel.”
“ No, no !” cried the governor, drawing
back. “ Remember that I have the serving
out of pay and provisions to the soldiers.
Get the high priest to plant it.
The priest said, —
“ You forget that I have the collecting of
tithes, and the disbursements for sacrifice.”
The thief exclaimed at length,—
‘fYour Majesty, I think it were better for
society that all five of us should be hanged,
since it appears that not an honest man can
be found among any of us.”
In spite of the lamentable exposure, the
king laughed; and so pleased was he with
the thief s cunning expedient, that he at
once granted him a pardon.
The inland mail transportation of the coun-
Hy includes 871 railroad routes, aggregating
70.083 miles in length, and 89 steamboat
routes, aggregating 15,788 miles in length.
The railroads got last year from the govern
ment $9,216,518, and the steamboats $684,130.
iW Kerosene Oil, 25 cents per gallon,
at Kilgore’s stand, Athens.
JEFFERSON, JACKSON COUNTY, GA., SATURDAY, NOY’R 27, 1875.
This amusing picture represents a scene
that actually occurred, in Georgia, during the
Revolutionary war. The heroine was Mrs.
Nancy Hart, after whom one of the counties
of Georgia is named. She was a large, strong,
very determined woman, afraid of nobody,
and a great patriot. She lived in the county
of Elbert, in a log cabin, and was a skillful
hunter. One day when her husband and his
three neighbors were at work in the field, five
tories, as the British soldiers were called, came
to her cabin at noon, shot down a turkey in
the yard and made her cook dinner for them,
she consented, after some grumbling ; cooked
the dinner and set the table; but, while the
“Britishers” were eating, she snatched up
one of their guns and declared she would
shoot the first man that stirred. One attempt
ed to advance towards her, and, true to her
word, she shot and killed him: then, snatch
ed up another gun, she brought it to her shoul
der, threatening to shoot. Just then little
Sukey, who had been to the spring to blow 7
the horn, or, “conch” and thus call the men
home, entered the house and said :
“Daddy and them will soon be here.”
This frightened the tories more than ever,
who proposed to make a general rush upon
the brave woman, but she fired and another
man fell. Suke\ 7 had another musket read} 7 ,
which her mother took, and placing herself
in the door-way, called upon the party to “Sur
render to a whig woman !”
They agreed to surrender, and proposed to
“shake hands on the strength of it,” but the
cool, courageous woman kept them in their
places by pointing the deadly gun at them,
until her husband and his neighbors came to
the door. They were about to shoot down
the tories, when Mrs. Hart, whose spirit was
at boiling heat, stopped them, saving, “They
had surrendered to her. and shooting was too
good for them.” This hint was enough : the
prisoners were taken out and hung.
On another occasion she met a tory in the
road, and entering into conversation with
him, managed to divert his attention and
seized his gun. She then declared that un
less he took up the line of march for the
fort, which was not far distant, she would
shoot him. The man w r as so intimidated that
he actually walked before the brave woman
to the fort, where she delivered him t * the
Many other startling anecdotes are told
of this remarkable woman, but our space
does not allow us to repeat them.— Kind
Why Franklin Used Simple Language.
Tradition has it that years ago, when Ben
jamin Franklin was a lad, he began to study
philosophy, and soon became fond of apply/
ing technical names to common objects. One
evening when he mentioned to his father that
he had swallowed some acephalous inollusks,
the old man was much alarmed, and suddenly
seizing him, called loudly for help. Mrs.
Franklin came with warm water, and the hir
ed man rushed in with the garden pump. They
forced half a gallon down Benjamin’s throat,
then held him by the heels over the edge of
the porch and shook him, while the old man
said : “If we don’t get them things out of
Benny he will be pizened, sure.” When they
were out, and Benjamin explained that the
articles alluded to were oysters, his father
fondled him for an hour with a trunk strap
for scaring the family. Tradition adds that
ever afterwards Franklin’s language was
marvelously simple and explicit.
A Sensible Father.
The will of a rich citizen of New York
provides that his two sons shall have no
share in his estate after they have reached
the age of tweuty-four years, it being the
belief of the testator that a well educated
man of that age should be able to take care
of himself. The provision seems at first to
be eccentric, but it may be doubted if a
parent owes more to his son than a good
education, a profession, or a trade. Within
his own experience almost everybody knows
of young men who have been ruined by com
ing into possession of ten thousand dollars,
or fifteen thousand dollars which they have
not earned, it having been left them by will.
A parent owes it to his sou to provide him
with the means of earning a living, but noth
ing more, and there would be a great deal
less trouble in the world if all fathers acted
like this one, and gave their children to
understand, in time, that they must work for
themselves and expect nothing from their
An old resident of Columbia county has
handed us a curiosity, which can be inspec
ted in our office. It is certainly very curious.
A large trout was caught from a lake, where
he lived in an old pine top which had fallen
into the water. The lining of what is called
his “swimmer” (air bladder), was stretched
upon a piece of white paper and a perfect
picture of the pine top in which he lived was
indelibly stamped upon the paper. And it
is said this result always follows, no matter
whether the fish lives in the grass or in an
oak, pine or cypress top, a picture of his
home can always be had by the above pro
cess. This is certainly a curious freak o f
nature, and the most remarkable thing about
it is that the picture is of a cream-color. —
Jacksonville (Fla.) Press.
A Quaker Woman’s Sermon. —“ My dear
friends, there are three things I very much
wonder at. The first is, that children should
be so foolish as to throw stones and brick
bats up into fruit trees to knock down fruit;
if they would let it alone, it would fall itself.
The second is, that men should be so foolish
and even so wicked as to go to war and kill
each other; if let alone, they would die
themselves. And the third and last thing
that I wonder at is, that young men should
be so unwise as to go after the young
women; if they would stay at home, the
young women would come after them.”
A Pennsylvanian named Wingert cut his
toe off because of an aching corn, and then
hung himself because of the aching of the
• amputated toe.
Georgia— not to speak of sister states—is
full of bad roads. Many of them are like the
two roads in California, of which a preacher
wrote : “ I asked,” said he “an old negro which
of two roads was the shorter one. lie an
swered, ‘Bofe of dem is de longest, boss ; dey
is so bad.”
Right here in old Newton we have roads
that in winter are “sloughs of despond.” By
the middle of January an empty buggy will
mire nearly to the hubs between Oxford and
Covington. For two months during the win
ter we will have about two broken wagons a
week, besides much wear of horse-flesh and
tear of harness, and no end of cursing. And
all over the greater part of our state the peo
ple will be breaking their wagons and cursing
the roads in the vain effort to get half a load
Only consider the roads in Cherokee Geor
gia, northern and northeastern Georgia. Think
of a man tryiug to get to market out of Mc-
Lemore’s cove, or from over the Blue Ridge.
Start a loaded wagon from Lumpkin count} 7
to Gainesville, or from White or Pickens, or
Hart or any of the counties north of the sand
belt. What sort of loads can they - haul ? not
enough to pay for the trip.
Men talk about inducing immigration. Who
wants to settle in a country he will break
down moving to, and break down getting his
crop out of ? It is hard to get in, harder to
Turnpikes made the va’ley of Virginia rich
before they had any rail-road. It was so in
Middle Tennessee, and in part of Kentucky.
We dream, theorize and speak about the
“development of Georgia’s great physical
resources,” but what is ttie use to develop
unless we could get to market? It is a
pitiful sight to see a man come to market,
driving a worn out team, that lias managed
to pull through numberless mud holes and
over rough hills and mountains, a fourth of
a load. No wonder that man don’t raise half
as much corn, or wheat or cabbages, or apples
as he might. It had as well not lie raised as
to rot. And he can’t spend half the year
hauling —in broken doses—his surplus crop.
It is too plain to argue. * * * * If
any legislator wishes to deserve a monument
—wishes to make himself historic in Georgia
—let him frame a law that shall turn over
our army of convicts upon our bad roads, and
work them till they are good. We and our
children will call him blessed.— Rev. A G.
Hay good in At. Const.
A Discouraged Editor.
lie was a sad-eyed, meek-faced man and
we supposed he merely wished to give us a
news item ; but when he commenced telling
us nbrut building a barn on his ranche 190
*by 280 feet, seven stories high and ornament
ed with bay windows, we thought it was time
to check him, and so we commenced :
‘Well, we must admit that is a pretty large
barn for this country, but back in the States
our father built a barn 325 by 500 feet, nine
stories high and furnished with steam eleva
tors ; the— ’
‘Back in the States,’ interrupted our lis
tener, ‘why that wasn't much of a barn for
the States. I remember now that w r hen I was
quite young my father built a chicken coop
550 by 832 feet. I don’t recollect how many
stories it was high, but I know there was a
cupola on it for the roosters.’
‘About how high was that cupola?’ we
‘ T don’t know the exact height now, mister,
but I know it was so high that the fourteen
upper tiers of roosters died from the effects
of the light atmosphere the first night.’
Then, we went out and sat down on the
wood-pile and wondered why somebody was
always outstripping ns in the race of life.
Dr. Folks, of Wavcross, Ga.. gives the
Valdosta Times a timely article descriptive
of how clay may be made to refine sugar :
When the sugar is sufficiently dripped, spread
it about two inches thick on clean smooth
planks, fastened together like a battepn door,
then spread soft wet clay on it about the
same thickness. Put a thin piece of home
spun between the sugar and clay. The
sugar so prepared can be kept in the open
are in fair weather, and in-door a in bad wea
ther. As soon as the layer of clay is thor
oughly dry take it off, when the sugar will be
found brilliantly white, the wet clay having
extracted all the coloring matter. If you
should be satisfied with the experiment and
the result, you can continue the process until
you have prepared all } T ou want for family
use, and j r our surplus, which will find a
ready sale and at an increased price, paying
you well for your trouble.
The following document has been issued
and is of interest to the banking and business
Treasury Department, I
Office of Internal Revenue, >
Washington. November 5, 1874. )
Officers of internal revenue and the public
are informed that a contract has been entere9
into with the Graphic company, of Nos. 3d
and 41 Park place, New York city, for the
imprinting of stamps upon all bank checks,
drafts, orders, or vouchers for the payment
of any sum of money whatsoever drawn upon
any bank, banker, or trust company, or upon
blank paper that may be furnished for that
purpose by a person, firm, or corporation de
siring stamps so imprinted.
The contract takes effect on the 15th instant,
and on and after that date the above stamps
will be imprinted only at the establishment
of the above company, and until otherwise
directed the stamps will be imprinted under
the regulations heretofore prescribed.
D. D. Pratt Comm.
BP A Silver City (Nev.) young lady, who
has a passion for pretty babies, to a little
four year old angel who has a, bran-new
sister. “I say bub, won’t you give me your
baby sister? I love little babies.” Young
hopeful: “No, I tant.” Young lady, (wink
ing at her young man): “Why, sonny, why
won’t you give your baby to me?” Hopeful
(indignantly): “Fy, he’d tarve to death ; your
dress opens behine.” Painful silence for the
next fifteen minutes.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
“ What comes after T ?” asked a teacher
of a small pupil who was learning the alpha
bet. lie received the bewildering reply,
“ U —to see ’Liza.”
Said a pompous fellow, brow-beating his
auditors : “I have traveled around the world.”
Replied a wit: “So has this cane I hold in
ray hand, but it is only a stick for all that.”
An Alabama negro hung himself because
one of his mules died, and his wife sold the
other, gave the old man a second class burial
and bought her sixteen pairs of kid gloves.
“ What object do you see ?” asked the doc
tor. The young man hesitated for a few
moments, and then replied : “ It appears like
a jackass, doctor, but I rather think it is your
Challenging lawyer to colored juryman in
Clinton, La.:—“ Do you know what a verdict
is?” “No, sail.” “Did you ever see one?”
“ No, sail; I nebber was at a show in my
Religious intelligence in the Memphis.
Tenn., Appeal: “Her matchless and perfect
figure was a model, and never shown to so
much advantage as when she knelt for bap
Imagine the horror of a Chicago mother,
whose three-year old daughter addressed her
with: “Mamma, my doll’s played out, and
I don’t want any more rag dollys or china
dollys, I want a meat baby.”
A little German girl in a public school of a
certain city was told to put the word year in
a sentence. After a moment’s reflection she
answered : “ Last year my sister was married ;
this year she has a baby.”
A good brother in a Baptist church of
Miami county, Ind., while giving his experi
ence, not long ago, said, “Brethrin, I've
been try in’ this nigh onto forty years, to
serve the Lord and get rich both at once,
and I tell yer, it is mighty hard sleddin.”
Why did Abraham, at the age of five and
seventy, leave the old plantation and seek a
new home fur, eh? thundered a colored min
ister the other evening. “I couldn’t tole
you,” replied an old moke from rear part of
the congregation, “I couldn’t tole you unless
he went to grow up wid de country.”
When a boy has been off all day, contrary
to the express wish of his mother, and on
approaching the homestead at night, with an
anxious and cautious tread, finds company
at tea, the expression which suddenly lights
up his face can not be reproduced on can
An item is wandering about the Eastern
press in which it is boldly asserted that a
Missouri clergyman has left the pulpit to
become a clown in a circus. He gives as a
reason that “three square meals a day and
SSO a week are better than S4OO per annum,
payable in dried apples, hay and old
A young gentleman lately attended the
circus for tile first time, and on the Sunday
following was taken by his grandmother to
church. He gazed around in some wonder
ment for a few moments. When the organ
ist began to play he turned to his grandmoth
er and said, “Grandma, will there be a cir
cus, so I can see the lion ?” “Why, no, Ed
die, this is church.” “Well,” replied the lit
tle fellow, “it’s circus music any way.”
THE GEORGIA VOLUNTEER.
Far up the lonely mountain side,
My wondering footsteps led,
The moss lay thick beneath iny feet,
The pines sighed overhead.
The trace of a dismantled fort
Lay in the forest wave,
And in the shadows at my feet
I saw a soldier's grave.
The laurel nestled with the weed,
Upon the lowly mound ;
The simple head-board, rudely writ,
Had rotted to the ground.
I raised it with a reverent hand,
From dust its words to clear,
But time had blotted all but these,
‘‘A Georgia Volunteer.”
I saw the toad and scaly snake.
From tangled coverts start.
And hide themselves among the weeds
Above the dead man’s heart;
But undisturbed, in sleep profound,
Unheeding there he lay,
llis coffin but the mountain sod,
His shroud, Confederate grey.
I heard the Shenandoah roll
Along the vale below,
I saw the Alleghanics rise
Toward the realms of snow ;
The “ Valley Campaign” rose to mind—
Its tender name—and then
1 knew the sleeper had been one
Of Stonewall Jackson's men.
Yet whence he came, what lips shall say.
What tongue will ever tell,
What desolate hearths and hearts
Have been, because he fell?
What sad-eyed maiden braids her hair—
Her hair which he held dear—
One lock of which, perchance, lies with—
The Georgia Volunteer.
What mother, with long watching eyes,
And white lips, cold and dumb,
Waits with appalling patience for
Her darling hoy to come ?
Her boy ! whose mountain grave swells up
But one of raanv a scar
“’Cut on the face of our fair land,
By gory-handed war 1
What fights he fought, what wounds he wore,
Are all unknown to fame,
Remember on his lonely grave
There is not e'en a name !
That lie fought well, and bravely, too,
And held his country dear.
We know, else he had never been
A Georgia Volunteer.
lie sleeps 1 what need to question now
If he were wrong or right !
He knows e’er this, whose cause is just
In God, the Father’s sight.
He wields no warlike weapon now,
Returns no foeman’s thrust;
Who but a coward would revile
An honest soldier's dust.
Roll, Shenandoah, proudly roll
A down thy rocky glen ;
Beneath thee lies the bones of one
Of Stonewall Jackson’s men.
Beneath the cedar and the pine,
In solitude austere,
Unknown, unnamed, forgotten lies
A Georgia Volunteer.
s TERMS, $2.00 PER ANNUM.
) SI.OO FOR SIX MONTHS.
Ohio proposes sending a youth of 117 sum
mers to the Centennial.
A nine year old girl in the town of Shetok,
Barron county, Wis., weighs 1(151 pounds.
In England a judge has decided that you
are liable in damages for keeping a noisy
Twenty-three States have had elections
this Fall, and of these eighteen have gone
It is reported that Know-Nothing lodges
are being organized in New Jersey, Maryland
A suit lor the value of two hogs has just
been settled in Logansport, Ind., the eosts
amounting to over $2,000.
One hour after she was married, on the 29th
tilt., Mrs. DeWitt, of Johnstown, 111., eloped
with an old lover.
Fifty thousand persons witnessed the un
veiling of the statue of Stonewall Jackson, a€
Capt. Howell, the lost commander of the
recently wrecked steamer Pacific, was the
youngest brother of Mrs. Jefferson Davis.
M. C. Kerr, of Indiana, seems to have the
inside track for the Speakership of the next
House of Representatives.
The Democrats gain two United States
Senators by the November elections—about
all there really was involved in the contest.
The Cejdon government is trying to pre
vent the capture of elephants, and the price
of fine animals has gone up to SI,OOO in gold.
It is said there are more lies told in the
sentence, “I am glad to see you,” than in
any other six words in the English language.
Indiana is said to have the largest public
school fund of any State in the Union,
amounting to over $8,000,000.
Capt. Paul Boynton will next attempt a
trip of 300 miles down the Rhine, which he
expects to make without leaving the water.
You may do a man a thousand favors and
offend him once, and he will never forgive
you for the one offence ; it out-weighs all the
What domestic discord must prevail in
Massachusetts. It has 358.518 families, and
only 222,518 houses. The house large enough
for two families has never been built.
The Board of Physicians of the State of
Georgia will begin their annual session in
Milledgevillc, on the first Monday in Decem
At latest accounts there will be twenty
four contested seats in the next Congress.—
Nine of them are occupied by Democrats and
fifteen by Republicans.
“My native city has treated me badly,”
said a drunken vagabond, “ but I love her
still.” “Probably,” replied a gentleman,
“her still is all that you do love.”
Fifteen thousand, eight hundred and seven
ty-five survivors of the little army that did
our fighting in 1812, are still drawing pen
The postal cars are used on sixty-two lines
of railroad, and 901 postal clerks are employ
ed thereon, at an annual cost of over a mil
Judah P. Benjamin, late Secretary of State
of the Confederate States, is said to have an
income of £IO,OOO a year from the practice
of law in London.
The only living descendant of George D.
Prentice is a grand-son of 14 years of age*
who bears the same name. lie is now can
vassing the S9uth for his grand-father’s forth
coming book of poems.
While the Republican vote in Town this
year did Hot ctmie up that cast for Grant
1872 by some G,OOO, the Democratic vote
10,726 heavier than any ever previously .
ed against the Republican ticket.
Knowing young men are waiting inpatient- .
ly for the opening of the skating season. The -
results of the first general introduction o C the; ■
pull-bhck on ice are expected to. be grand,
glorious and peculiar.
Mr. J. B. Crabb, who lives* three and a
half miles from Cedartown, itas worked one •
hundred and seventeen day:* at the Cherokee
Iron Works, without losing a day or half a
day. He has done this, amd walked; seveni
miles each day.
When Bishop George F. Pierce;, of the
Methodist Church, Steuth, was a young man,
Rev. John Collingsworth oppose# Bis being:
licensed to preach because-the cut and trim
ming of his coat were not of tbe regular
The Legislature- of California has- enacted’
a good law, worthy of adoption everywhere*
which allows- every citizen who wilt plant,
trees and maintain them for three years* a
deduction from his taxes of one dollar for
each tree planted.
The annual meeting of the South Carolina
Conference M. E. Church, Sooth, will begin
in Orangeburg, on Wednesday, December 15.
Bishop Keener, of New Orleans, will preside
over the Conference, and more than two hun
dred delegates are expected to be present.