■ng, July X, 1870.
olUt YOUH PROPERTY
j.jir.wint: s*f«* and rrli*Ue Companies :
BaW «.VaBiOA.1IIUSl» I »i»C1lCO,
Of London, England.
, u ysiX TsarjusckCo .
Of Brooklyn, X«\f Vork.
m-timi. i>snuxfT Co.,
Of Athena, Gco^fa
*a*?beae (adahM V} W. ATOodMk
Co., witl find an interesting advertise
ment from Mr. Cook in Another column.
A gratlemanfrom the Pattern por
tion of the county has informed ns that
lico is covering the cotton in that sec
D&'lt has been discovered that Al
bany, the great railroad centre of South-
Western Georgia, has a population of only
2,500, which shows that Americas, s
| younger city, which has s population of
r 0,000, is far in the advance.
THE MASONIC FESTIVAL. Examination of Wilimm & Fat-
INSURE YOUR LIFE OTu The pupil* of Wilburn k Patter
| son’s Rylander Academy gave a part;
., \--i tAXo hr-nm, ■ last night, which proved a very pleasant
i tt New fork I affair.
^ cxCt 1 We almost forgot to mention that the
ymr* Iswuiwx •>., Republican was represented by the
Of Macon, Georgia
. >Tt . W. T. DAVENFORT,
At hi* X» * Drug rUorc, La coat Street,
Or to. SPEER & HOOKS,
A Jtrokrrs, corner L amor A College ate
Ls ltT will flud the finest Kilters in the
r *. VT kXTUXXXFJi'm.
Religious Notice.—The third quar-
i,. r ir meeting for the Methodist church
is this city, will begin next Saturday at
10. o'clock, a. ro., and continue fonr
uirs R W. Dixon.
Several new brick businct® houses
,* .* (ntomplated for the coining season,
Peaches are now offered on th<
;p, t : lit 25c. I»er dozen.
l the police
tAJ>. The warm weather i;
li ivoo with whiskers.
^4'^ Win. Lazaron wants the Indies to
sore and call on him, as he has some
thing pretty to show them.
3*1*. Josh Billings says ii he was it
,.ii>it ol swearing lie conld cuss a i»ed
’ uir right to his face. Ditto of fioas, say
ys s . Fort Valley is now blesfcd with
•cnipany of "Yanks.” Some of the
dialed Radical papers think it is a very
:iice thing to have.
RaT* Col. John R. Christian, oi the
Lumpkin Telegraph, "dropped in” on
on Thursday. He wys the Telegraph
A Monster CoLKwoirr.—On Satur
day last, Mr. IIowcll left at our office a
"brag” colewort, which fairly beats any
thing of the kind we liave yet seen. It
measnre* five feet one inch across, and
knocks the lightning out of that Macon
colewort, aliont which no much has been
Itai> Language on the Sthket.—We
are sorry to be compelled to refer to this
subject, but we must remind the perpe
trators that Indies and gentlemen have
ears, and, 1*sides, if they had not, and
never beard such evidences of depravity,
there is an all-hearing God. If we most
account to Him for every idle word, bow
dare wc offend the purity and dignity of
* Jod, by thus defiling tho temple made in
hi* image? Pause, littlo boys, and reflect
upon it. Conquer such habits now, and
set good examples to those of your elders
who tench you such fearful lesson*.
.arf|T-r- _ ,
Speeches, Music and Good Timet
Generally. tc .
The Masonic celebration which took
place in this city on the 24th, was the meet
magnificent and successful affair of the
kind that ever took piece in this part of
Georgia. The Fraternity of this city,
who devoted time and money so lavishly
order to make it a success, and who
done so much to entertain tho visiting
brethren, deserve the thanks of the com
munity for having sustained so creditably
the reputation of orx city for hospitality.
We transfer from our issue of the 25th
instant, the following account of the
Masonic Celebration.—The Masonic
festival or revival which has been in pro
cess here the greater part of this week,
dosed last evening by a festival at the
Masonic College. A handsome delega
tion from Albany were in attendance to
give life and zest to the occasion.
Yesterday morning the Masonic fra
ternity met in their Ledge and at 10
o’clock emerged from their hall in the
1st The Knights Templar, nnder the
command of Grand Generalissimo C. Hi
Campfield, of Albany.
2d. The members of Americas and
Muckalee Lodges and visiting brethren.
3d. Royal Arch Masons, tho two latter
being under the oommand of Msj. J. C.
The Sir Knight* made a very showy
appearance and seemed to "take the
shine ” off all the rest, as was indicated
by the crowd that followed them. Onr
band beaded the precession and by their
delightful music it was led to the College
The services of the occasion were com
menced by prayer by Rev. Dr. Wilburn,
and a more elegant and appropriate pray
er could not have been offered. At the
conclusion ol Dr. Wilburn’s prayer, CoL
A, S. Cntts introduced to tho Fraternity
and audience, Dr. J. Emmet Blackshear,
of Macon, the speaker of the day. In a
happy and felicitous manner he enter
tained his hearers for about thirty-five or
forty minutes, discoursing upon what was
Masonry. The Dr. seemed to
Dr, G. T. Wilburn k Capt G. 1L Pat
terson formed a co-partnership at the
beginning of the present year and open
ed their school in the Bylander Academy.
The number of pupfla increased so rapid
ly that theae two gentlemen were forced
to secure the services of Capi O. A. Crit
tenden for the primary department
The School has had in attendance dnr-
ingthis term 136 pupOa. The studies
have ranged from the spelling -book to
Trigonometry, Homer and Horace. The
exercises of this School were closed on
Wednesday and Thursday byapublic ex
The Manufacture of Carriages &
Hame« in Americus.
Tba growth, of Americas since the
kmthwtttem railroad to this
CUT The City Currency, which has
recently been placed in circulation,
great improvement on the old issue
is in the style of the United Staten frac
tional currency, und looks very nent
Tiie Clerk k Treasurer advenines in
day's issue, that it will l>c redeemed
token iu excluwRe at the b«nkin K bonne, ! 1l fa?I!!!!SjL23S£5!? l !!S T ith .. h j*
of J. W. Wheatley and F. M. Coker.
It will 1k» seen that onr currency
bar I* there a single young lady in
Vut riciis who would object to carrying a
::«V, modest nnd tolerable good looking
vouag fellow oi this office out riding?
«hS.-e hours from 7 a. m. to 0 p. in.
a*. I. N. Hart A Co. have a large lot
.>t lie most beautiful bird cages ever
bought to the city. Those who have
canaries or mocking birds r.honhl buy
..lie of the;® pretty cages.
still good. We are glad that such is the
and onr only regret is that we don’t
got enough of it. If any of our delin
quent subscribers have more of it than
they can conveniently "handle” they will
please remember ns. We take it at par.
B®*. An indiscreet party, named
Brown, direct from Macon, started a ru
in Araericns that a certain conple
had l>oen married in tho former town,
whereupon the editor of the Republican
put it in his paper, and, although it was
true, the irate groom raged around furi
ously, until CoL Jack Brown was com
pelled to publish half a column of ex
Deputy Grand Chief Templar
C. W. Hancock is going to call a con
vention of the Good Templars of the
.Second Congressional District shortly,
n«r the purpose of considering questions
•»f interest to the Order.
»-j:~ A couple oi Snniter’s fairest
.libels stepped into h dry goods store,
die ether day,, and asked for colored la-
gait* r.<. When they discovered the
giggling and Mushing
d or seen before.
Ipl. An adjourned meeting oi ]
b<*ige will be held iu the Good Tem
plars’ Hull on Friday afternoon, at half-
|»a>t four o’clock, for the purpose of
hating candidates, }»articularly the ladies.
\li pemoiM desiring connection with the
Order, ere requested to lie present.
ws*. A pair of young gents took a ride
•> -belt distance from the city on Tues
day last, and owing, us is supposed, to
th it peculiar blindness which befalls tlie
vk-tuns of Cupid, lost their way, and for
fevtral hours wandered about the city,
making sonic eight or ten miles within
dteir circuit before finding their way
ter One great and urgent necessity in
Americas is a bath house. We onght to
have. Hot one. but many. They arc es-
■•'ential to health, comfort and decency,
■ml seem to ns as indispensable to public
• nd private houses ns a dining room,
t ho hot weather suggests tho inquiry to
an 1 we iu turn suggest it to same
I'l.blir spirited individual who would
°cier a great benefit and luxury upon
!;•' citizens by fitting up a suite ol bath
io.mi*- n wonhl be a profitable and
Tableaux Yivant.—The Young ladies
of Andrew Female College, Cutlibcrt,
will have an exhibition at College Hall
in Hint city, on Friday evening next, Ju
ly 1st. The programme presents thir
teen different impersonations, interspers
ed with vocal and instumental music.
The President, Mr. A. L. Hamilton will
accept onr 1 hanks for compliment*.
Et3u We nre dreadfully tired of that
air which we even dislike to uume, and
which, like "Captain Jinks of the Horse
Marines," might have been funny for a
time or two, but upon hearing it a couple
of thousand times it becomes slightly
tiresome Even last Sunday night when
we hoped for a little respite, it fell on
our ear hothening ns beyond measure. It
is bad enough to be lathersl on week
days but we do ask the whistlers and
warblers thereof to refrain from tliat ele
gant refrain on Sunday, at leant not to
bother us with it.
■“On tho 21st o! June, Deputy
•‘tf* By reference to onr advertising
co nans, it will bo sisjn that onr young
mend, Sam. Lumpkin, Esq., lias com
menced the practice of law in his indivi-
Inal name. Until recently he was in
fartnership with Col. C. *T. Goode, of
">:r city, and now for the first time be-
t'ins the practise of his profession ,-ibna
nd upon his own responsibility. j
its is scarcely nccossaiy for us to add
commendation, for tho family of Lump
kin is too well known in Georgia, and
' T, ‘ feel sore that Sam. will fully sustain
’ he reputation of hit name.
c *5*- * " * We understand that in
biuuter Lee, Dougherty mod Mitchell,
<‘“tton w diseased from excessive rains,
! ' Dt * * RO °d deal of it is perishing.—.V«-
v> " Telegraph «fr Messenger.
fur a , Sumter and Leo counties are
(“' Ep^rned, onr Macon co temporary has
*‘* a misinformed. We havo conversed
**th nmn.-rons farmers from both coon
■< s. and they all speak in the highest
••rms of the prospects of both cotton and
c "fa. From present appearances, we
»:U have the heaviest crop of many y<
Taere arc some grumblers, of course,
» ionx it i« not in the power of Providence
The occasional nso of onions and
^ F«PP«r. mixed with other feed,
! ’ c ^‘i eD t tiling for ponltxy. What has
-- of the chickens? Spring chickens
v *11 become summer eldckena before we
£r ° t bold of tliem.
. some of onr enterprising men
7 port * chickens into onr city to be
„ 0Wn M »<mriosity ? Wo think Ameri-
J* can not boast of more than half a
abject and very beautifully and forcibly
portrayed what trve Masonry was am
should be, and no doubt removed the
prejudices existing in tho minds of some
against tho Order. But time and a want
of space forbids our attempting a synop
sis, or even extended notice of the ad
dress. It is only necessary to add
wholo it was a fine effort and reflected
credit upon Dr. Blackshear, wlio is yet a
The day passed off pleasantly and we
trust tho occasion will prove of benefit to
the order and brotherhood.
At the hour in which we go to press we
_je unable to give any notion of the
per, but presume, from the zeal
which tho Committee of young ladies for
contributions bare canvassed the city, and
the ability of the managers to fixup such
things, that it was a complete success.
At about 8 o’clock, p. m., we directed
our steps toward Furlow Masonic Col
lege, where the banquet was to take
place, and on arriving there, we found
continual stream of human beings pour
ing into the College chapel—brilliant
ladies, whose soft and entrancing glances
quietly stole into the hearta of the most
obdurate Sir Knights—Templars of the
Cross, whose determined visages bespoke
them tins sons of Godfrey snd Cesar do
Lion—age with its wrinkled front and
youth with all its fairy dreams—eyes
which looked lore to eyes which spoke
again ; vrhilo on tho platform the speuk-
were seated, and the band tlisconrsod
sweet music, adding a cliarm with which
music only can embue life.
CoL Cutts stepped to the front, and
stated that whilo the banquet was being
prepared, the audience would lie enter
tained by speeches and "music by the
band.” He called upon
D.i J. Emmett Blackshear, who said
that in the Masonic year there were two
days specially set apart for social reunion
and recreation—the first in the season
when earth is mantled in the robes o
winter, and the clouds drape the skies in
mourning—tlie second in the season when
Flora clothes the earth with beauty, and
the songsters of air warble joyous notes
of glad deliverance from winter's thral
dom; when every tree and shrnb and
flower calls forth the noblor feelings of
the soul, and revivifies tho heart; this
latter is the day we celebrate. C
days wo expect tho ladies—who
dear to every Mason's heart—to be with
us, and cheer os by their presence.
Col. C. W. Styles addressed the au-
dienco principally upon the duty dno
from every Mason to tho precepts ol the
order. In conclusion, ho paid a glowing
compliment to tho ladies of Americus,
but the young gentlemen of Albany were
equal to any oocasion. During the day
he heard a young married lady of Ameri
cus declare herself in love with a blue
eyed member ol the Albany delegation.
On Wednesday morning Capt Critten
den conducted the examination of the
Primary Department The prompt an
swers of the boys demonstrated that the
teacher had not been remiss in his duties.
Thoroughness in this department as well
as in tho others, was evident to every vis
itor, r - ;
At eleven o'clock the Primary examina
tion closed, and then the andicnce
entertained by two classes in English
Grammar. The one in Smith’s Gram
mar and the other in Clarke's. This
the first exhibit in this city at a public
examination of Clarke’s System of Gram
mar, and every one must liave been im
pressed with the superiority of this gram
mar over all others. As the teacher re
marked on introducing the class, the
chief excellencies lie in its simplicity and
analysis. The readiness and ease with
which the class analyzed all the sentences
given them, must have satisfied all those
who may liave hitherto entertained prej
udices against Clarke’s Grammar, that it
baa no rival in conveying to the mind of
tho youth a dear understanding of the
grammatical structure of nentcncon.
The evening was occupied in the ex
amination of classes in Arithmetic, Alge
bra and Trigonometry.
Most parents desire that their children
shall understand mathematics, and we
have no hesitancy in saying, that the en
tire wishes of tho parent can be gratifiod
if ho will put his boy in this School for a
few years. If a boy lias any mathemati
cal talent tho teachers in this School will
not fail to devolope it.
Thursday was occupied with Greek and
Latin classes. These ranged from the
Greek and Latin Reader to Virgil, Ovid,
Horace tuid Homer.
Tho languages ore critically and thor
oughly taught. There waa no attempt to
screen those classes from a sifting exam
ination. Visitors were furnished with
books and repeatedly reqoe. ted to assign
parts to be read and to ask questions.—
Several gentlemen accepted tho requost
of the teachers and assigned parts to tho
pupils and in every instance the pupils
acquitted themselves handsomely, show
ing how thoroughly they had been drill-
The Phrenoloqical Journal and
Packer’s Monthly, for July, liegins its
.1st Volume, with marked improvements.
It contains, besides Physiognomy, Eth
nology, Psycology, etc., portraits and
character of Beethoven, Sir Samnel W.
Baker and Wife, Gov. Palmer, of Illinois,
Mark Lemon; Tho Governors of New
York ; Types of thelleyrout Population ;
Measuring Men; Physical Education;
Ravages of Wild Beasts; Summer
Fields; Reform for Women ; Wo most
Rest; Wit, with a Moral; Love andLib-
erty; Vocations; The Invisible Monster ;
Pastor’s Wives ; Was St. Paul a Bache
lor ? Success in Life ; Equal Toy for Wo
men ; Up in the Skies ; etc. Only S3
year, and is ofiered at Si.50 for half a
year, July to Jan. Address S. B. Wells,
389 Broadway, Now York.
Our Sentiments os Dried Apple
Pies.—We would have written the fol
lowing poem onrselves if some ono else
had not done it before ns. Our feelings j f£.^'J on “i^oug tho married urnm]
*i— u Rev. Dr. Wilburs said it was very
The examination closed on Thursday
evening by a large spelling cl iss of littlo
boys. The spelling was admirable for
boys of tender years.
The next term of this School will lie-
gin on tuo first Monday in August.
This School recomim-iLuj itself to the
people ol this section iu tlie progress and
advancement of the scliM.-trs who have
attended it during the past term, and we
do not hesitate to place it along with tho
best in the South, and they should take a
special pleasure in sustaining it that onr
beys may receive tho instruction that will
fit them to tho positions of life whioh
they must eventually till. Messrs. Wil
burn k Patterson have the capacity to
elucidate and solvo problems and propo
sitions which arise in the student’s path
and explain them so explicitly as to on-
able the dullest mind to grasp their sig
nification. They are gentlemen of high
standing and extraordinary merit, and
boys entrusted to their guidance, if they
will avail themselves of the assistance
and advice of their teachers, will accom
plish the highest expectations of the pa
nre too deep for utterance upon the sub
ject; we cannot do it justice, particularly
when molasses is offered with the abom
inations os a sauce:
I loathe! abhor! <<ettst: ue*j>ii*w :
Abominate dried apple pica;
I like Rood bread, I like good meat,
Or anything that'a lit to eat;
Bat of all poor grub beneath the okiea,
The poorest U dried apple pica;
Giro mo toothache arson eyes
In pruterenoo to anchJdnd of pism.
Tlie farmer takes hi* knariieot fruit,
Tim wormy, bitter, and hard to hoot:
They leave the hall* to make urn cough
Am! don’t take ball the peeling off;
Then on a dirty oord *bey*re strung.
e chamber window hang ;
And on ■
And then they aarva a rooat for flies’ '
Until they’re ready to make pies,
Closing the stores at six o’clock
every evening except Saturday, did not
meet the approbation of all onr mer
chants and has been allowed to fall thro*.
A young clerk wants to know if a propo
sition was made to keep tho stores open
until ten o’clock at night, and request the
ladies to do their shopping in the cool
of the evening, if there would not be a
unanimous consent on the port of the
which ago alone pro-
boa Um Bigpn ud Ue*.
t®. Thomas Scott, a member ol the
first Congress, in a speech made in 1780,
in speaking of the African add: “ Con
gress may at pleasure consider them
traband goods and so prohibit the trade
IQ. The weather has been so hot for
the loot three or foot days that blood Um
got to fighting heat
well for gentlemen who were "away from
home,” to flatter the ladies about their
beauty; as for himself, ho was at home
and every one knew he was a married
man; so he would keep silent on that
subject. Ho made quite a humorous
Sam. Lumpkin said speech was silver,
bat silence was gold. [A voice—Are yon
the man with the blue eyres?] No; mj
eyes are brown. (The ladies will make a
note of this.] Referring to the beauty
of Americus ladies, he said ho had lost
his heart twenty-five times in six months.
As for tho Albany youth who had at
tracted the affections of a young married
lady, that waa a subject be would refer
to the married men of Americus; but the
of Americus—profane as well
would contest the right of
the young men of Albany to invade the
field of Love.
Col. Goods paid a glowing tribute to
woman, saving the was the Archimedean
lever by which society revolved.
After a few desultory remarks from
various parties, it was announced that
was ready. We found the table groaning
under the weight of the good things of
of this life. The assemblage "fell to”
in good old style, and done frill iostico to
the viands which were spread before
them. Great credit is doe to the ladies
who bad tho tables in charge for their
assiduity in preparing for the occasion.
After rapper the chapel floor was cleared
and the young folks went in for
which was oontaneed imr into the “woe
sms’ hours ayont the twol,” and
"A thousand hearts beat happQjv and
Music arose with its voluptuous swell.
Soft eyes looked lore to eyes which spoke
except daring the war, been very rapid,
and bids fair to continue its growth in
the future.' The manufacture of harness
and buggies bos noli been behind other
improvements. On October 10th, 1851,
the first train for general freight leached
Americas. This train was almost entirely
loaded with buggies, carriages, harness,
etc;, brought by William Sirrine. Suc
ceeding years demanded increase in stock
snd facilities for manufacturing buggies
to suit the country. These demands
were met year after year until the present
year. Daring the past year ihe firm now
Wm. Sirrino A Son" have erected large
and commodious buildings for the pur
pose of extending their operations and
increasing their manufactures in order to
supply the demand for first class work.
We were invited to look through their
stock and establishment, and were sur
prised at its magnitude. Everything is
arranged for convenience and order. We
first looked through their repository, a
room on the first door of the main
building, 30 by 80 feet. This room is
filled with as ni:o an assortment of car
riages and bnggies ua can be fonnd, we
think, in Georgia. Theso baggies nre
mostly of their own make, and are got
up in a high stato of perfection, combin
ing beauty of finish with durability. Wo
were informed that these were warranted
indefinitely, and from appearances
would jndgo that they run no risk in
doing. Wo were next led to an adjoining
room, on the first floor, in the front of
which is kept a general stock of harness,
saddles and hardware; in the rear, spokes
and other wheelstnff and woodwork in
rough state. Hero can be seen some of
the finest hickory, unk and ash in Geor
gia, which was imported from the east.
The arrangements here for order
complete, everything having and being
in a proper place.
An "L” room, abont 28x35 feet,
occupied by tlie wood workers. The
same good order marks this department
Here the wood is fashioned for the vari
ous ports of vehicles. Tossing on through
their backyard wo fonnd on the right a
long store and shed room, one and a hall
stories high, the lower part of which is
filled with all kinds of wagons. The
upper part is stored with woodwork
ready for the switch. Here the ring of
tho anvil is heard, and examining closely
found that those who wielded the
hammer were acquainted with thoir
business. Tho proprietors ore certainly
keeping up with tho times,
various labor-saving machines, which,
though we cannot explain them,
know they are for good purposes.
In connection with the establishment
we notice a large yard filled with stone
coal, which they have laid in to supply
the winter demand of the city. Passing
from the blacksmith eliop wo ascended
an inclined plane to a largo platform :
the rear of the main building, which
used by tlie i>ainters for drying work.
Yt*e passed into the paint shop, in which
we find bnggiea in every stage of paint
ing, from priming to the finish ready for
the trimmer. The trimming department
saw next, and here, ns everywhere,
found order; hore tho buggy receives
its finishing touch, and from thence it
goes to tho show-room or repository io
be sold. Tho last department wo see is
tho harness shop, and wo have no donbt
that it is tlie beet arranged shop for tho
bosinera in the btate. All kinds of har
ness are made here from a plain wagon
coach harness. Homo of the work
which we *aw cannot be rivalled in the
South, l'assing down the stairway
find ourselves in the repository from
which point wo started. Thanking the
proprietors for their attention, we left
with the fact impressed npon onr mind
that Americas can boast of the best
riage and harness factory in tlie State.
We would advise those wishing anything
their line to examine their stock.
Grand Chief Templar Hooooek organized to hunt upon item but couldn't find any.
w - ^ - The majoritj ol oar njMcfa&ts had crept
Eureka Lodge of Good Templars, with a
charter membership of 10, In Morgan, into the coolest nook of their stores and
Calhcmn county. The following ore the
S&* A couple of young ladies and ns
many young gentlemen were out
ternoon promenading, and picked up a
telegram apparently from a lady to her
husband, which contained ouly, " Isaiah,
ix—Cv. ” All were cunous to know what
it meant, so upon reaching the home of
one of the girls the old family Bible
token down, and tho boys aided the girls
io finding the place designated. The
girls blnshed, the boys were non-plussed
and were left alone in the twinkling of an
Mr. Hancock has been alisent all
the week. On Monday last, he left this
city for Morgan, Calhoun county. On
arriving at Davrnon, he rodo oat to Mor
gan with Wright Merritt, a clever mail
contractor, and formed the opinion tha<
his merit wu3 right. Here bo organized
a lodge of Good Templars, an account ol
winch will be fonnd elsewhere. Return
ing to Dawson, he visited Banner Lodge
No. 28 on Thursday evening, and reports
it in a highly flourishing condition. He
desires to return his thanks to Mr. W<
ley Loyless for favors extended him. On
Friday, Mr. Hancock returned home,
and, on Saturday morning, in company
with Hon. A. J. Williams, he proceeded
tc Friendship, in this county, and organ
ized another lodge, composed of some of
the most substantial citizens of the
county. He returned 1< * * he city on Sun
day, and left fot Bethany on Monday,
the 27th instant. , ..
Mr. Hancock reports that tho crops
generally are in a most flourishing con
dition, notwithstanding tho recent
Letter from Iexa»
b-One of tho most vigilant city guar
dians captured a black and suspicions
looking customer stowed away under the
College step*, daring tho Masoiuo festi
val on Friday night His main object in
hiding under the oteps, so he states, waa
to give his spiritual aid to certain of the
Albany boys that the geniality of their
soak might flow in electric beauts and
charm with the scintillations of wit and
wisdom. Bat his spiritual influence was
interdicted by oar worthy 1L P. who is
always probing aroand for jnk saoh ugly
looking customers: snd we feel certain
conld that influence have been
brought to bear on “bine eyes" he would
have yielded to the many calls made for
^bope the CoL will advise him not to
» hjs colored friends nnder ootoide 1
steps when visiting Americas, ns onr
Omtftrfb* wluhim jlmir eapwity mj
Davis Co., Tex., Jano 15, *70.
Editor Republican: After u pleasant
trip of twelve days we arrivod at onr des
tination, near Linden, in this county.
This plaoo, I learn, was named by Mr.
Holoomb after the celebrated Linden of
ol«L We stopped in Jefferson two days.
There is n huge amount of business done
here, and more improvements are going
on than at any other point along the rente.
There are five white churches, and abont
the same number for the blacks; there
are also four papers published here,
among them the Radical, which is
favor of mixed schools. The population
of the city and vicinity numbers from
twelve to eighteen thousand. There is
good deal of sickness in this vicinity.con-
sisting mostly of chills, and tho water
not good. Dr. Hard, of this place, has
got oat a patent for on improvement
artificial teeth, consisting of a roofless
At Opelika, on oar rente out, we had
the pleasure of meeting with CoL Zadoe
Jackson, who is well known to most of
Tho country on the Mississippi and
Bed rivers does not look anything 1»V« it
did thirteen years ago, r* 'there are large
tracts lying idle; br.t th. le are fino crops
of cotton and corn growing where the
land is nnder cultivation, and there
more corn than cotton. Tho crops
Davis county look well, and the farmer*
have planted largely in corn, as there is
great demand for it, owing to emigre
tion. At this time in Jefferson it
bringing $1 75 per ImsbcL The land
this oounty product s npon on average
much better than the land in Sumter.
Improved places can be bought here
from fonr to ten dollars per acre, owing
to the locality and quality cf the Soil-
Emigration is now principally directed
in the direction of the prairie country
of this, where tho soil is ranch
richer, though the water is worse than
oars. The timbers hare consist mainly
of short leaf pine, oak and hickory, and
there are plenty of them. I have aeea
no meaqnitott here so far, bat there are
plenty ticks. We found no difficulty in
getting abont at New Orisons, oa Bed
river is in tolerably good boating ceder,
bat it will soon get low, unless there is
. Wo wal'iod around town yesterday
Baffin T. Kendrick, Chief Templar.
J. S. MeCullere, Vice Templar.
John Beck, Beoording Secretary.
M. H. Murray, Financial Secretary.
Mrs. J. C. Johnson, Treasurer.
John P. Kendrick, Marshal
Rev. C. E. Brown Chaplain.
Malachi Bowen, Deputy MorahnL
Bom. T. Lash, Guard.
J. C. Johnson, Sentinel.
Richmond Homer, Bight Supporter.
Bcnj. L. Kendrick, Left Supporter.
Joseph Lash, Lodge Deputy.
This lodge holds its regular meetings
every Tuesday night It promises to
one among the most flourishing
lodges in the State.
On Saturday, June 25th, Bro. Han
cock proccedod to Friendship, Sumter
connty, and organised Friendship Lodge
with a charter membership of 19, and
installed the foil wing officers:
Hon. A. J. Williams, Chief Templar.
Dr. Wo. J. Reese, Vice Templar.
A. J. Logan, Recording Secretary.
Bobt Darden, Financial Secretary.
S. Crawford, Treasurer.
Benj. J. Wyatt, Marshal.
Daniel Mash born. Chaplain.
N. C. Hagerson, Deputy Marshal
Charles D. Morri-% Gnard.
James M. Hansford, SentineL
Miss A. L. Williams, Right Supporter.
Mias H.C.D.Williams, Left Supporter.
Robert M. Dozier, Lodge Deputy.
Masonry.—Those who profess to be
charitable and who hold themselves to be
the right way to that “ Light ” which
good Masons seek, should not
demo that which they know nothing of,
If the blind lead tho blind, both
shall fall into the ditch. ”
Here is a Masonic prayer—
Our Father, who art in Heaven ; hal
lowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come;
Tby will be done in earth as it is in heav
en. Give ns this day onr daily bread;
and forgive ns onr debts, as we forgive
onr debtors. And lead ns not into tempt
ation, but deliver us from eviL For
thine Is tlie kingdom, the power, and tho
glory, forever. Amen.
This is the most simple, touching and
beautiful prayer that was ever offered to
A Masonic Hymn :
Thou tut Ron* to the grave; weno lonfjrr be
Nor tread the rough path of th* world by thy
Bat tho wide arm* of mercy were spread to
For *11,men may hope nzh-o tho sinless has died.
Thou art gone to the grave; but 'twere wrong
to depioro thee
When God wan thy ransom, thy guardian and
He gave thee, be took thee, and moon will restore
When death has noeting tdr.ee tl» Sucfor baa
Thou art gone to the grave, but wo will not de
Though Borrow- and darknenn euonmpaefl the
Tho Savior lum jiaesc-d through Its ]*'rtal» be
And the lamp of lli^ lore i* thy guide through
The essential furniture of a Lodge is
the Holy Bible Hquare and Compass.—
Lodges are dedicated to SL John tho Bap
tist and St. John the Evangelist, and
ereiy Lodge has a blazing star, typical of
that star which guided the wise men of
the East to the birth place of our Savior.
'* By tlie exercise of brotherly love, which
Mosoniy inculcates, we tin* taught to re
gard the whole human species as ono
family ; the high and low, tho rich and
poor; who, as created by one Almighty
Parent, and inhabitants of tho same plan
et, nre to aid, support, and protect each
other. On this principle masonry unites
men of cv^ry country, sect and opinion,
and conciliates true friendship among
those who might otherwise have remain
ed at a perpetual distance. ”
ped in slumber. ^Yo heard one
low mutter as hmbea4 sank upon bis
breast, " Yon nmy have mj com ’i 81 75
WUrikd, it you’ll giro mortgage on oot-
ton at 10ct*, next fall. ” But there was
no customer in bis store. We passed an
other boose and found its guardian, a
large monkey—which, as connecting link
between the haman and brute win give
rise to the l7tii amendment to tho TJ. S.
Constitution—converting a small kitten
into a monkey by baptising it in a tab of
water. As we passed from the door of
this boose an old negro who was watch
ing the monkey said, " ’Fore God dot is
ono of oar people, only got too much har,
and he’s preacher too, and tryin’ to per-
vart tiie cat! Wonder w har his mammy
is ? want to see if she can ouderstand my
talk." Tho last wo saw of old Africa ho
was going down the street, and the lost
words we heard from him were " wonder
if m git as old and dry up littlo asdat
ole gemman bock dar ! Bless de Lord 1
r«e Ieettler now dan I wm when I got
my ole ’oman. She says Pm diyin’ up. ”
We returned to the office and found the
boss” trying to torn himself into a
backet to hold three gallons of ice-water
and the devil begging for a "lcetle more
legs at Dr. EJ
Local and Business Notices.
want Rood biscuit^
Db. Emanxix’a Drug Btoro.
. H 700'wtnl cheap clotfaln^go W ^
* Fine dress good* at 10 oeatw psg yudai
res?* 1 .
w n» (MA» la tommiioU »t
^ WO. Boy** and ycqtW cj°tbfe^~cahbsjfc«nd
.AUgood*araokd*t yuiV^itio<>*at ^ -
Sewing Machine Agency.
We ore agents for the following sewing
machines: ; <
Grover k Baker,
Wheeler k Wilson,
American Button-hole, and
jun25tf Lxmcsn fc Fsxckul
Mu "Drunk! Drunk!" What a
world of miaory, wo and brutal degrada
tion is contained in that little word!
Fallen from tho high estate of a noble
manhood, decoyed down the devious
path of siu and debauchery, flying still
farther on his way to eternal ruin, hero
we find him drunk on the street, an ob
ject of scorn and derision. How the
mother's heartbreaks as she beholds her
dishonored son! How the sister bends
her head in shame! And that youthful
wife—what words shall describe her ago
ny as she awakes from the bright dreams
of girlhood to find herself linked for a
lifetime with a drunken, besotted wretch,
whose vulgar joke and ribald oath make
her very flesh creep with burning sensa
tions of shamo and absolute degradation?
Better, far better, that he was found dead
in the street, for then tho grave would
have shat out tho revolting spectacle.
Moderate drinker! beware bow yon
lift the poisoned cup of liqniddamnation
to yonr lips! Stronger men than yon
have fallen; even Peter donied his sacred
Master. 50,000 loathsome drunkards
are annually swept from time into an
awful, mysterious eternity, in tho Union,
and each one of them was ones as strong
as you; but the Devil proved still strong
er. 500,000 blasphemous drunkards
pollute the United States, and each
of them can point back to a time when
he, too, was pure like you. Beware!
for you, too, may full.
Granberry & Co.,
Have JUST OPENED TUEin
At Panic Prices,
At a soiree dansante in our town a
few evenings ago, we observed a young
lady seated near where wo were standing,
who seemed somewhat bored by the per
sistent and pointed attentions of an ad
mirer, (and evidently not particularly
brilliant,) though she endured tho in
fliction with patient politeness. The
youth's attitude was striking. He was
seated by the side of the Isdr, leaning
forward with his elbows on his knees,
(tho latter stretched wide apart, J playing
with the lady’s fan, that is to say, raining
it; while ever and anon he gazed up into
the lady’s face with a mingled expression
of impudence and conscious awkward
ness. Onr situation compelling us to re
main where wo were, wc could not help
hearing part of then* the
Young Gent—What ifa you thin* of
that conple there, Miss E ?
Young Lady.—In what respect, sir ?
Y. G.—Don't you think it a good
Y. L.—Tho gentleman is considerably
the taller, I think.
Y. G.—Pshaw ! Yon know what I
mean. Don’t yon think they are
Y. L.—They do appear to be partners
in that quadrille.
Y. G.—Pshaw, Miss N.! You know
what I mean, he ! he! They say that
couplo is engaged to lie married soon,
Y. L.—(Suppressing a yawn.) I believe
I have heard such a rumor.
Y. G.—Come now, Miss N., you are a
particular friend of Miss A., end you
moat know all about it. Say, now, tell a
fellow, are they not going to be married?
Y. Ii.-—(Looking at the youth deliber
ately for the flnt time.) I do not know,
doctor If it is so, and they desired it
to be publicly known, they would have
it publicly announced, I presume. Ido
not pry into other peopled secrete, not
even those of my most intimate friends,
much less those of persons in whose
affairs I can have no possible interest. If
Some friends wishing to learn the
views of Rev. Dr. Fierce on the total
abstinence question, reoently addressed
the inquiry to him. Tho following
the conclusion of h» reply, which we
commend to the attention of our church-
going brethren who sell whisky to make
"I take tho ground openly, that no
sn can be less than an injurious mem'
ber of of soeioty, socially, civilly, or re
ligiously, who, in any way, patronizes
se of intoxicating liquor as a beve
rage, whether he done it by manufac
turing of it, trading in it, treating custom
ers with it, or drinking it. Governments
will never bo right with God, nor pro
tective of the oonntiy’s weal, so long
they allow the distillation of ardent
spirits, just as they do the manufacturing
of cotton goods. Whatever ministers to
the country’s hart mast bo suppressed by
the government, or else so far the conn-
try lias no proper government
'And last and saddest of all,
churchmen deal in this mischievous,
deadly, damning traffic os complacently
as they do in vinegar. Never, therefore,
as the government licenses liquor dealers
to help kill and damn poor deluded ine
briates, and the churches have grown too
loose upon tlie liquor question—let me
say unto, ye temperance soldiers, fight
on. If yon give up the ship all may be
lost; but if you hold on, the youth of the
country will join your army, and victory j
will crown your noble enterprise.
The Cash System,
Am um cxjrxoT *ruu oca ooow at the row.
FElCra VC BAIT MARKED THEM
and we havo bnt
W« repeat thin, for the benefit of tboeo whu way
not remember that
WE SELL ONLY FOR CASH.
Buying our Goods, as we do, from
mioaTEHS, MID *&JIOTACTDBIM
Hilly of them BY THE PACKAGE, »M WITH
“’HE MONTY, «emueurrty
upon as 0000 tzsks m they can make tb«i>-
purchases in any market in Georgia.
W# hare a beautiful line of PLAIN, CHECKED
Colored and Black Satin Striped GRENADINES,
- deoroe; plain Black Iron BAllEGE,
jnjiiexfnTfiJw Black BOMBAZINE;
The moot beautiful clock of Printed LAWKS,
iioomrn and munu MUSLINS we ever
bad. Some Undaome STRIPED PIQUES,
r style; PRINTS.
(LEACHED and BROWN SHIRTINGS ami
SHEETINGS of aU width* and qualitk
EI>»ud PLAID DOMESTIC!
rlC8 in great
f“ We clip tlie following from the
Dawson Journal: "Bro. 0. W. Hancock
passed through our town a few days ago
on bis way to Morgan, to organize a
lodge of Good Templars. Noble work,
Bro. Hancock, and we only regret that
being so well fitted for the business, yon
did not begin it earlier in life, so that
when you began a review of your worts
of benevolence, the time occupied in so
doing would bring nothing but sweet
memories of a life spent in battling for
the upbuilding of society in all of its
branches. However, yon have a giant
constitution, your lodes are an black as
the raven’s wing, and unlike ourself, you
are quite good looking. Who con tell
the pleasure* that flow from these bless-
inga And riuAlifleatioM? M«> yont^. B^IalA or
shadow never grow less; may many days
come and go before your raven locks are
frosted by tlie hand of time; may yon#
pearly teeth be preserved to masticate
the flesh of many a spring chicken; and
you be spared to organize many a lodge
of Good Tsroplam. * s * T
I «w priced snd R**m C
fABUBGK, riLLow-cwE itnen, »n<l liq
HE LOW COST.
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hats, Umbrellas snd Parasols, Oil Cloths »a l
Table Linen and Window tihados,
~CD)TH8 AND CASSIHERES,
ffottonades, I.inen Ducks and Coatings
FANS, a very large stock ot
Crockery and Glassware,
Plated Spoons and Forks,
Table and Docket Knives,
Ivofy bandied Knirce, without forks; Candle*.
Royal Baking Powders,
(A \-rv superior article); Potash and Starch,
Fu* Smolung and Chewing Tobacco.
Traveling Beg* end Basket*,
From, common Article at 50o. per van], to a
nrTkaodnma TapeatrjINaS, u low c
the/cmi bo boojUt In an; n rtet io 0«>im.
AT NEW YORK COST!
"Ml All arc respectfully invited to call and
lamiuo onr stock. Vo charge nothing for
lowjntr onr good*.
PURIFY YOUR 'BLOOD.
This la — • — “ ' * —
For a moment tho jotror gemtilid
lolly comprehend the pout, then
lovod a dry grin vritha feeble ‘to-bor
and than with hia month frozen into the
burgh hr _ _____________
platioo, gazing vacantly at the floor for
_ upward, of bait a minute, then hastily
^ handing the lady her much mutilated
Oar trip irom Americus to tLis point d^ringfcr^L^of 6 ■rot^ri>n4 torrried
cost sixty dollars nocli. A. K. away. This was the Jest we «aw of him.
Affections of the Bowes,Habitual Cost*,
ivcncss, Debility, Diseases of the
Kidneys, Dyspepsia, Erysipelas,
Female Irregularities, .Fis
tula, aU Skin Diseases.
tion, Piles, F ‘
« ocrofola or King
An<\ all impurities
To Dr. Tho*. A.
with the greatest mfieulty I could walk. 1 pro
cured soms of; * —
MriUa, and ooa
I began to imp
Pattime Baw Ball Club
Was organized nnder. favorable aqgpiott
on the evening of th<ft28th instant. Tho
following are the officers elqgk:
President—Capt O.' M. Patterson.
Vice-President—H. H. Alien.
Sec. A Trees.—Will Hawks. 4
Umpire—Allen Fort, Esq.
Directors—G. M. Patterrap, H. H.
Alisa, J. B. Shaw; L. UkMffiandTheo.
Loovis. ♦ *
We understand tfcfff Mr. Mark An
thony is CggMri*inr»
We suggest that ho name it "Cloopatra.”
Onibe evening of the 23d inst., by
Rev. W. L. Curry, at tlie residence of
tho Bride’s father* Judge W. R. Battle,
Mr. Edward S. Coox to''Mias M. W.
Battle, all of Baker eonnty.
POPULAR WORM DANDY
mm MMMM ««4o* all Hod. of
Hurlov a Worm Candy at loaet oneo
dron * Liuld Iiat« died. Both of our c