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KASTMAN, GEO. I
T. L. I V YLOR ,
Attorney at Law,
T.ASTMAN, - GEORGIA.
Dry-Goods, Family Groceries, &c.,
keejw constantly on Land
Good* of all kinds in Lis line, and is like
wise prepared to do any work in tLe line of
And furnish to farmers, on reasonable terms,
fanning implements of all kinds.
He Lopes to merit a liberal share of public
Kastman lligli School.
TLe exercises of this school will begin on
Tuesday, January 14th, 1873. The 1 Scholas
tic Year will be divided into two sessions, as
Sprino Term— Six Months.
Fall Term —Four months.
RATES OF TUITION.
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all of which he proposes to sell cheap for cash.
Cotton Rale Brand,
THE BEST NOW IN USE,
Can bo found for sale by the Ton or Sack,
by applying to
J. J. ROZAR.
Eastman Lodge, F. A. M. 279.
The following Officers of Eastman Lodge
are elected for the ensuing year :
James Bishop, W. M.; R. A. Harrell, S. W. ;
A. C. Page, J. W.; H. Coleman, S. D.; J. J.
Rozar, J. D.; B. A. Herndon, Treaa; W. A.
Morgan, Sec’y ; C. P. • Mills and C. B. Murrell
Stuarts ; C. D. Parkerson, Tyler.
First and third Fridays regular meetings.
The proprietor of this well-established and
highly-reputed bar begs leave to inform his nu
merous friends and generous patrons that he
is still at his old stand, and, as usual, prepared
wiila an assorted supply of liquors of all
grades, to supply their every demand.
Call and see him.
L. M. PEACOCK.
Only a Baby.
(To a little one only a year old.)
Only a baby
Thout any hair,
. ’Cept just a little
Fuz here and there.
Only a baby,
Name you have none—
Barefooted and dimpled,
Sweet little one.
Only a baby,
Teeth none at all;
What are you good for
Only to squall ?
Only a baby,
Just a week old—
What are you here for,
You little scold ?
Only a baby?
Wlmt should I be ?
Lots o’ big folks
Been little like me.
Ain’t dot any hair!
’Es I have, too ;
L S’pos’n I dadn’t
Dess it tood grow.
Not any teeth—
Wouldn’t have one ;
Don't dit my dinner
i Gnawin’ a bone.
What am I here for ?
’At’s pretty mean ;
Who’s dot a better right
T ever you’ve seen?
What am I dood for,
Did you say ?
Eber so many things
Only a baby ;
’Es, sir, ’at’s so ;
’N if you only tood,
You’d be one too.
’At’s all I have to say
You’re most too old.
Dess I’ll dit into bed,
Toes dittin told.
I m only ( liarcoal, the blacksmith’s (log,
I T gly and last growing old ;
Lying in sunshine the live-long day,
By the forge when tho nights are cold.
I look across at the little house,
The d(sr where I used to wait
For a school-boy shout, a merry face,
To meet me within the gate.
My master, the smith, remembers, too ;
L see on his grimy cheek.
As no looks across at the cottage door,
A pitiful, tear-drawn stre :k.
lie, stooping, lays in a trembling way,
His hand on my lilted head ;
I look and whine, but we understand
Each thinks of the school-boy dead.
Prince is the tawny and handsome hound
That comes with the hunting Squire,
Smooth and well-fed, with a stable-bed,
And a place by the kitchen tire.
The Squire is going away, he said ;
He waited an hour to-day,
While my moster carefully shod his mare
In his slow, old-fashioned way.
I heard him say, with an oath or two,
“Put an end to that sorry cur ;
Better buy my Prince, he’s a noble beast,”
I heard, but I dare not stir ;
For I knew I was only a worn-out thing,
Not bright, like the tawny hound,
And I felt I would gladly go and die,
On a short, new graveyard mound.
“sVell. Squire,” the brawny arm rose and fell,
The sparks from the anvil flew—
“l s’pose the critter that’s laying there
Is not much account to you.
But while I live and can earn his keep,
Old Charcoal and I won’t part ;
For, Squire, 1 really think sometimes
That dog has a human heart.
“My little Jacky, he loved him so,
And Jacky he’s gone, you see;
And so it appears as if Charcoal knows
That lie’s more than folks to me,”
The Squire is gone with his horse and hound,
And master and I still wait
Together, at and side by side go in
At night through the lonely gate.
But by-and-by one must go alone—-
One only be left of three
To pass the gate and the cottage door—
Alas ! if it should be me!
Sudden Appearance of a Supposed
Dead Man. —John Spicer, of Brooklyn,
iN. Y. f died some time ago, leaving a
large estate. Elizabeth Spicer ap
pears and brings suit for $40,’000 dower
in the estate, claiming that by reason
of a secret marrage with the deceased,
Spicer, she was entitled to that amount.
Upon her examination in court she sta
ted that she was born in Maine, but
went to Boston to live, where she met
and married Hugh P. Miller, who af
terwards desserted her, went to sea
and died; she then married a man by
the name of Bell, for which Bell was
convicted of bigamy; she stated that
she then married John Spicer. As Mrs.
Spicer descended from the stand Mr.
Spicer’s lawyer arose and, in a loud
voice, called the name of Hugh P.
Miller. Mrs. Spicer stood amazed and
overwhelmed with confusion. Her
counsel were thunderstruck, and all
the audience arose and viewed the old
man, who answered to his name. Mr.
Miller stated that he was the deserted
party, and after the desertion he went
to sea and returned, and now resides
in Worcester, Mass.
EASTMAN, DODGE COUNTY, GA., FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 1873.
Mr. editor : Below you will find a
capital address by E. Dodge
of New York, one of the noblest Chris
tian gentlemen of the age. Of immense
wealth, liis benefactions last year are
said to have amounted to a quarter of
a million of dollars. Though over
whelmed with business, he finds time
to do a vast deal of Christian work,
lie is a splendid model for Christian
men of business, and for the few
among us who are men of wcatlh.
C. W. L.
I sec before me to night a company
of Christians who arc determined to
do all the y can for Christ, each asking,
“What can I do most to advance the
Master’s cause ?”
I have worked with men who were
marked men, thirty, forty, fifty years
ago, men who labored in this country in
revivals of religion. Coming into the
Kingdom at a very early age, I was
in revivals under Mr. Nettleton. I
saw much of his work, and of the in
dividuals who followed him I also
•labored with Mr. Finney. He came
here from Rochester, Utica,’and Troy,
with the three ministers from these
cities, where he had been working.
In working with those revival men, I
noticed one thing ; to be prepared to
work for the salvation of men, you
must be thoroughly convinced that
men are lost, Whilfield, Tennant, the
\\ esleys, Edwards, had this prevailing
conviction that gave energy to all
their efforts. They believed the men
the}' were working for were on their
way to eternal death. The great diffi
culty in the way of revivals of reli
gion now is that men are not educated
in our churches to feel this conviction
of man’s absolutely lost condition.
Let there be a cry of fire to night
from one of the dwellings near by.
See ! there’s a woman and child in
there ! That’s enough. The fireman
heedless of his own life rushes into
save those lives- But till him
haps there is someone in that burning
house,” he would not rush into danger,
no arm would be nerved, no effort put
There is on the minds of Christian
people on the community at large, an
idea that in some way or other, they
don’t know exactly how, men are
going to be saved ! Our Saviour be
lieved in the eternal damnation of the
wicked, and he knew all about it.
He said, “The wicked shall go away
into everlasting punishment”—punish
ment as everlasting as the eternity of
the righteous. Unless we get an idea
of what is to be lost, we cannot know
what is to be saved. Jesus Christ
came to seek and save the lost. God
saw a ruined race in the broad road
leading to everlasting death, and he
so loved “us he sent his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should have everlasting life.” I have
heard revival men who preached that
there was no escape from hell to
heaven, stigmatised “hell and damna
tion preachers,” and they were such.
They believed it as Jesus Christ be
lieved it. When the Son of man shall
come in his glory, and all the holy
angels with him, then shall lie sit
upon the throne of his glory, and be
fore him shall be gatliered all rmtiowe,
and he shall separate them one from
another, as a shepherd divideth his
sheep from the goats; and he shall
set the sheep on his right hand, but
goats on the left, Then shall the King
say unto them on his right hand, come
ye blessed of my father, inherit the
Kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world. Then shall
he say also unto them on the left hand.
Ihjpart from me, ye cursed, into ever
lasting fire, prepared for the devil
and his angels.”
When our Saviour related the para
ble of the rich man and Lazarus, do
you suppose he was trifling with us?
The rich man said, “Send Lazarus to
dip the tip end of his finger in water,
to cool my tongue, for I am tormented
in this flame.” Abraham answered,
“There is a great gulf fixed between
. us—an eternal separation.” I have felt
that I could not go and try to point a
soul to Christ until I was fully imbued
with the thought that until saved in
Christ a soul was fbrever lost. God
has prescribed a remedy, that we might
not perish. Oh, what a help to the
lost in hell, to feel that they could ever
be saved ! As I came down in the cars,
I heard some professing Christians
talking of the services held to-day in
the church where men believe in the
final restitution of the wicked. They
believe God is so good, that all the
wicked and lost in hell will be saved.
I don’t find a hint of it, as I read my
Bible. We read of the worm that dieth
not, of tne fire that is not quenched.
Christ died, not only to open the prison
door, but to open the palace gate, and
give men everlasting life. Imbued
with a sense of this as we look and
see men perishing, we shall say, “Here
am I, Lord ; send me in whatever way
I can be useful to save lost sinners/
A saved sinner myself, I can declare
that God desires not the death of the
wicked. He says to all : “Turn ye,
turn ye : why, will ye die !” And how
could we know of this salvation but for
this blessed book ? Many books will
be recommended toy r uu, but this is the
Book of books.
In Scotland and England there is a
great difference between their preach
ers and our own They fill their scr
.mons with the Bible. They follow up
and strengthen every assertion with a
“thus saith the Lord.” Their prayers
are a chain of beautiful links ; the
links are rich, choice passages of Scrip
ture. If you would do good as lay
preachers, have your hearts filled with
love for souls, with a sense of their
lost condition, and have your mouth
filled with arguments drawn from
God’s Holy Word. In my childhood it
was the custom to commit portions of
Scripture to memory. 1 bless God for
it, and I owe under God very much to
the study of the Shorter Catechism.—
When my mother was ten years old,
and when she was eighty-two she could
ask and answer every question in the
Shorter Catechism, and she taught it
to all her children.
There is a greate deal in the manner
in which we approach people and speak
to them. There is a great deal in the
voice. It is as much a man’s duty to
train his voice to speak in public as to
train Ids mind. Professional singers
have the credit of spending years and
years in training the voice, to gain
power of expression and volume of
voice; while young men, preparing for
the greater work of preaching the Gos
pel, drill the mind, and never seem to
think of studying to learn the best man
ner to declare what they know. When
you read the Bible, you must read as
though you were reading a message
from God—not a common book.
In 1844 I first heard Spurgeon in
London; I have heard him many times
since—three times last summer. I had
great curiosity to know what secured
him such audiences. He not only had
love for souls and the conviction of
their lost condition; he also was pro
perly prepared to read and speak so
the people could hear and understand
him. When he had read the Bible and
given out the hymn, I said to my com
panion, “I understand it all now; Spur
geon reads the Bible, full of feeling.”
You say, if I should read like that,
people would say, “Ho is trying to see
what he can do.”
You have heard a thoroughly edu
cated clergyman read the hymns pray,
and then preach a beautiful sermon,
in such a way you felt no interest in
it; and you have heard an earnest,
plain man, who had a clear perception
of the plan of salvation, preacli a
plain sermon, and get the attention of
every man, woman, and child in the
house. Tou need not have a teacher
of elocution by your side every time
yov read; but you can practice reading
the Bible and hymns aloud, in your
room, out in the country as you walk,
and you can acquire a clear, distinct
utterance. M hen you carry the most
important message in the world do
you not honor thr Mastee when you
try to present it in the most attractive
way? The harvest is great ; the la
borers are few. Multitudes arc pass
ing on to eternal death Oh, if we
could save one soul! Yet we must not
be satisfied with that. Many go to
the communion table, but never think
of saving a soul. Perhaps for twenty
years they have professed to serve the
Master, yet in all that twenty years
they have never turned a single sinner
from the error of his ways. Is that
the spirit of the Master? To krjow a
way of escape, to escape yourself, vet
see others perishing and sound no
alarm! I bless God there are so many
here who are ready to work in what
ever way they can best serve this
cause. As you go on in this work,
you will not be content to save one or
two, you will feel you cannot live un
less God blesses your labors for souls.
I recommend to you the Life and
Labors of Harlan Page, lie was a
plain Christian man, borne down with
daily labor, and yet his whole heart
and soul was bent upon the salvation
of men; apd during thirty years of
labor, there was not one year that he
did not bring souls to Christ.
Seward and Napoleon—An Un
vi ritte u Chapter of the
The death of the ex-Emperor Napol
eon recalls an incident of the great
Southern rebellion which has not
hitherto beeen made public. It is
well known that the late Emperor of
the French was an active and earnest
sympathizer with the South; that more
than once he seriously meditated ma
terial invention in its behalf; that
the invasion of Mexico and the en
thronement of Maximilian in the seat
of the Montczumas was a part of a de
liberate plot to break up the American
Union. But to what lengths he pro
ceeded—liow resolutely determined he
was to cary his full design into execu
tion-lias never been fully known out
side of a narrow official circle. The
story of his purpose is short but sug
gestive, and was told by Mr. Seward
to a few personal friends at a dinner
party, among whom was the writer of
this article. No one who was present
will ever forget the intense earnest
ness and animation of the great states
man as he related the momentous inci
dent. The so pregnant
with eloquent meaning—so solemn and
impassioned—we cannot in every in
stance reproduce, but the general im
port is given below :
“It was,” said Mr. Seward, “in the
darkest days of the rebellion. Disas
ter upon disaster had befallen the Un
ion armies. Treason was active and
bold-fronted at Washington, in the
North and in the West. Rebel em
issaries and their allies were plotting
against us over the Canadian borders.
Our foreign relations were most criti
cal. Rebel cruisers were being fitted
out in British ports and sent to prey
upon our commerce ; Germany was
coldly neutral ; the smaller European
States were indifferent spectators to
the conflict ; Russia was the only
friend we had among the powers of
“In this desperate emergency I re
ceived an autograph letter from the
Emperor of the French. It was
marked ‘private and confidential.’ It
began with expressions oi personal
regard for myself, and pain at the
spectacle of the great Republic in the
throes of dissolution. ‘Personally,’ said
Napoleon, ‘I could wish tho cause of
the Union to scceed. But the welfare
of France and the force of opinion arc
paramount to individual sympathies.
Our commercial intersts are seriously
suffering from tho prolongation of
your war. My subjects appeal to me
to arrest the bloody conflict. 1 must
obey the voice of France at whatever
cost You cannot put down the rebell
ion ; embrace the earliest opportunity
to make terms with the South. If you
fail to do this, I shall feel compelled,
in the interests of my country —in the
interests of civilization—to intervene
with all the power at my command.’
“I answered Napoleon’s insulting
letter immediately. I said: ‘This is a
family quarrel. We propose to settle
it in our way in our own time. Wc
do not wish the assistance of out
siders ;wc will not brook interfer
ence. The Amerrican Union is to be
preserved. It shall be preserved if it
takes twenty years to do it. The war
is hardly commenced yet; the people
are just beginning to warm the work.
We wish to be on good terms with
our neighbors—we wish especially to
be on good terms with France, our
ancient friend and ally. But you
must keep hands off. If you presume
to interfere, we will show you what a
free people battling for national ixist
ence are capable of. Hitherto we
have conducted the war humanely, in
accordance with the codes that govern
the most Christian States. Interference
on your part will be the signal for
a war of conquest and destruction.
We will free the negroes; we will put
arms in their hands, and send them
forth to ravage and plunder. We
will make the South a waste and a
desolation, liaise a hand against us,
and horrors worse than those of San
Domingo will be seen from one end of
the South to the other.”
“The letter was sent by the first
steamer. The same day I telegraphed
to Thurlow Weed, Archbishop Hughes
and Bishop Simpson to meet me at
the Astor House the morning follow*
ing. That evening I left for New
York, and explained to these eminent
gentlemen the object of the conference
and the new danger that threatened
tiie Union cause. I told them that
they must at once go to Europe to la
bor unoffiehdly with the Governments
and lulling classes in England and
on the continent, to rep remit the wick
edness, danger and folly of foreign in
terference. In less than a week they
were on their journey, reached Europe
at the most opportune moment—(Ma
son and Slidell had just been seized—
England was in a white heat of rage)
—and did much toward convincing
Europe that the proper and the only
tiling to do was to leave us alone.
And the mission cost the Government
less than seven thousand dollars.”—
San Fannciwo Bulletin , Javuary 11th.
The Josh Billings Papers.
Young man, when you havejbew
sarch Webster’s Dickshionary tew
find words big enuff tew convey yure
meaning, yu kan make up mind
that yu don’t mean much.
We admire modesty in a woman for
the same reason that we admire brav
ery in a man.
Genuine grief is like penitence, not
klamerous but subdued: sorrow from
the house tops and beneficence in a
market place shows more ambishun
It iz a great thing tew kno how
tow gather figs from thistles, but phi
losophy reaches it.
The rcaszen why so phew people
are hapy in this world iz bekausc they
mistake their boddys for thare souls.
We are poor not from what we need
but from what we want: necissitys
are not only natral, but cheap.
I had rather hav a drop ov pepmint
ile than a quart ef pepmint essence—
I had rather drink out ova spring than
to drink a hundred yards belo, for thin
reazon* when I read a book it is Writ,
ten by an old author whose thoughts
the modern writer haz attempted tew
impove bi diluting
This world iz phul of heroes and
heroines, and the reazon whi so many
of them liv unnoticed iz because they
adorn every day life and not an oca
All successful! flirts hav sharp eyes]
One they Keep or vou one on the other
phellow. '* ¥---
Vanity is called a discreditable
pashun but the good things that men
do can ofiencr be traccl tew their van
ity than tew their virtew.
Man is a highly eddicated animal-
Dont never plirovesy, young man,
for if yu plirovesy wrong no boddy
will forgit it and if yu provhesy right
no boddy will remember it.
It iz a grate art tew be superior to
others wihtout letting them kno it.
Thar iz not only phun but virtew in
a harty luff; animals cant laff and
l)ont never quarrel with a loater-
Skurrility iz hiz trade; yu never can
make him ashamed, but he iz sure tew
I hav alwus noticed that he is the
best talker whose thoughts agree with
Adversity haz the same effect on a
phool that a hornet duz on a mule—
it sets them to kicking bak.
A ice in the young fills us with hor
ror in the old with disgust.