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GKN KKAI. 1)1 KK( TOKV \
tiju tioorge D. Itice, Judge 8. (J. Western Circuit. 1
Emory Speer, Solicitor, Athens, Ga.
J. h.i.vl. Winburn, Ordinary.
J. li. Waters, Sheri if.
J. J. May no, Clerk Superior Court.
N. It. Clark, Tax Collector.
J. S. Simmons, Tax Receiver.
V. Whelchel, Surveyor.
Edward Cowry, Coroner.
Hatuuel Lesser, Treasurer.
. CHURCn DIRECTORY.
Uuf.buytf.uian Church—Rev. T. I*. Cleveland. Pus- I
tor. Preachiug every Sabbath- morning and night, !
except the second Sabbath. Nil day School at 9a. m. i
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 4 o’clock. j
MKriioiuKT Ciiuu. ti - Rev. 1). 1). Cox, Pastor, j
Preaching every Sunday morning and night. Sunday j
School at a. iu. Prayer meeting Wednesday night. J
Pact Ist Cuuiicu Rev. W. C. Wilkes, Pastor.
Preaching Sunday morning. Sunday School at U a.
m. Prayer mooting Thursday evening at 4 o'clock. \
Allkmnany Royal Arch Chapter meets on the Ke?-
on.l and Fourth Ttieailay evenings in each month.
•I. T. Wilson, See’y. A. VV. Caldwell, H. P.
Gainesville Lodge, No. 219, A.\ F.*. M.\, meets
on the First and Third Tuesday evening in tho mouth
K. Palmodb, Hec'y. J. E. Rkdwine, W. M.
Air-Link Lodge, No. 04,1. O. O. F., meets every
O. A. Lilly, Sec. W. H. Harrison, N. G.
Gainesville Grange No. 340, meets on the Third
Saturday and First Tuesday in each month, at one
clock, p. in. J. E. Rkdwine, Muster.
10. I >. Cheshire, See.
Morning Star Lodge, No. 313, I. O. G.T.,meets ev
ery Thursday evening.
Glaum Estes, W. S. J. 1\ Caldwell, W. C. T.
North-Eastern Star Ledge, No. 385 I. O. G. TANARUS.,
meets every Ist and 3d Saturday evenings, at Antioch
Church. j. a. Smith, W. C, T.
U. F. Gittknh, W. S.
GAINESVILLE POST OFFICE.
Owing to recent change of schedule on the Atlanta
and Richmond Ate Line Railrood, the following will
he the schedule from date:
Mall from Atlanta [fast] 5.11 p. m.
Mail for Atlanta [fast] 11.20 a. in.
Office hours: From 7 a. in. to 12 in., and from
1 f.j p. in. to 7 p. m.
No office hours on Sunday lor general delivery
All cross mails leave as heretofore.
I fahlonega (Stage, Daily) - - B:3oa.iu.
J oiTct'Hon, (Stage, Wednesday and Saturday) 0:00 p. m.
Cleveland, (Stage, Monday and Friday) 8:00 a. in.
Homer, (Horse, Friday) 12:30 p. m.
Wahoo “ 5100 a.m.
Dawaouvillo, (Horse, Saturday) - 130 "
' MAILS ARRIVE:
Daklonoga, - 3:06 p.m.
Jefferson (Wednesday and Sat rday) 6:00 p. m.
Cleveland, (Monday and Thursday) - 6:00 “
Homer, (Friday) - - 12:00 m. I
Wahoo “ 6:00 a.m.
Dawsonville, (Friday) - - 6:oop.iu.
M. It. ARCHER, P.M.
Professional and Business Cards.
A. .1 . HH4F I’ El* ,
S l! It <> EON,
Office and Rooms at Gaines’ Hotel, Gainesville, Ga.
(Corner of Decatur and Ivie Strode, near Car Shed,)
My FRIENDS from Gainesville and Toecoa City
are roNpoetfiilly invited to call on mo at thin
place. 1 guarantee satisfaction.
jau'iS-Iy THOMAS LITTLE.
FOB THK TREATMENT Of DISEASES OF WOMEN,
AND OPERATIVE SURGERY,
At the (iaines’ Hotel, Gainesville, Ga, by
jaiiM If A. J. SHAFFER, M. I).
V. I). LOCKHART, M. I)..
I'nlkt ill.', (.a.,
PRACTICE MEDICINE in ail its branches.
Special atlention given lo Chronic Diseases of
women and children. feIHS 8m
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MARSHAL, 1,. SMITH,
\TTORNRY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
. Daiosonrille, Dawson county , Ga.
j All 14 tf
JOHN 11. ESTES,
VTTOKNKY-AT-LAW, Uainosvillo, Ilall county,
C. J. \\ ELLBOKN,
VTTORNEY-AT-LAW, Rlairsville, Union county,
s IMHELC. DUNLAP,
\TToRNKY AT LAW, Gainesville , Ga.
Ottico in the Candler building, iu the room
occupied by the Eagle in 1875. aprstf.
W. k. WILLIAMS,
VTTORNKY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Cleveland, While Cos., Ga. t will practice in the
t'mii’lH of the Western Circuit, and give prompt atten
tion to all busmens entrusted to his care.
VTTORNKY AT LAW, Dahlonega , Ga.
I will Practice in the counties of Lumpkin,
I lawsoii, Gilmer. Fannin, Union and Townsoounties
n the Blue Ridge Circuit; and Hall, White and
Hahmi in the Western Circuit.
May l, 1874-tf.
11. E. WOFFORD,
VTTORNKY AT LAW. Homer, Ga.
Will execute promptly, all business entrusted
to hi* care. * March 21,1874-ly.
BEY. A. M ARTIN,
VTTORNKY AT LAW, Dahlonega, Ga.
July 21, ls7l -1 f
S. Iv. CIIIUSTOPIIEK,
VTTORNEV AT LAW. 1 limits", da.
Will execute promptly all business entrusted to
bis rare. uovltitf
THOMAS *\ GREER,
VTTORNEY AT LAW, AND SOLICITOR IN
Equity anti Uaukruptey, Kllyai/, Ga. Will prae
t iee iu the Suite Courts, and in the District and Cir
e nit Courts of the U. S., in Atlanta, On.
June HO, 1873-tf
M VV. RIDEN,
VTTORNICY AT LAW, Gainesville, Georgia.
Jan. 1, IB7G-ly
JAMES M. TOWERV,
VTTOUNFY AT LAW,
.1. .1. TURNBULL,
A TTORNEY AT LAW, Homer , Ga—Will practice
./iLin all the counties composing the Western Cir
cuit. Prompt attention given to all claims entrusted
to his care.
Jan. 1, 1875-iy.
JAMES A. BUTT,
* TTORNEY \T LAW A LAND AO ENT, Blairteille
a"V Ga. Prompt attention given to all business
entrusted to his care. june 1871-tl
The Gainesville Eagle.
l, ' voted ro I’oHrio*, TV<. W * of tl.e Day, The Farmfilerests, Home Matters, andChoice Miscellany.
BE HAPPY AS YOU (’AX.
This Jib is not all sunshine:
Nor is it yot oil showers,
lint storms .out calms alternate.
.Vs thorn, among the flowers.
And while we seek the roses,
Thu thorns Tull oft we scan,
.Still lot us, though they wound us,
I>U happy as wg can.
This life has heavy crosses
As well as joys to share.
And griefs and disappointments
Which you and I must hear.
Vet, if misfortune's lava
Etonibg hope’s dearest plan,
Let us, with what is left us,
He happy as wo can.
The sum of our enjoyment
Is made of little things,
As oh the broadest rivers
Are iormed from smallest ,< A
By treasuring small waters
The rivers reach their span
So increase onr pleasures
Enjoying wliat wo can.
There ruay be burning deserts
Through which our feot must go,
But there are green oases
Where pleasant palm trees grow.
And if wo may not follow
The path our hearts would pl#n,
Let us rnako all around us
As happy as we can.
Ferliaps we may not climb with
Ambition to its goal,
So let us answer ‘Present’
When duty calls the roll !
And, whatever appointment,
tie nothing less than man,
And, cheerful in submission.
Bo happy as we can.
THE LOSS OF A WIFF.
Iu comparison with tho loss of a wife,
all other bereavements aro trilling. The
wife! she who fills so large a space in
the domestic heaven; she who busied
herself so unweariedly for the precious
ones around her—bitter, bitter is the
tear that falls on her cold clay. You
stand beside her coffin and think of
the past. It seems an amber-colored
pathway, where the sun shone upon
beautiful dowers, or the stars hung
glittering overhead. Fain would the
soul linger there. No thorns are re
membered save those your bands may
unwillingly have planted. Her noble,
tender heart lies open, to your inmost
sight. You think of her now as all
gentleness, all beauty, all purity. But
she is dead! The heart that laid upon
your bosom rests in the still darkness
upon a pillow of clay. The hands that
havo ministered so untiringly are now
folded, white and cold, beneath the
gloomy portal. The heart whose every
beat measured an eternity of love lies
under your feet. The flowers she bent
over with smiles bend now over her
with tears, shaking tho dew from their
petals, that tho verdure around her may
bo kept green and beautiful. There is
no white arm over your shoulder, no
speaking face to look up into the eye
of love; no trembling lips to murmur,
‘Ob, it is too sad!’ There is so strange
a hush in every room; no light foot
steps passing around. No smile to
greet you at nightfall. And the old
clock ticks and strikes—it was such
music when she could hear it! Now
it seems to knoll on the hours through
which yon watched the shadows of
death gathering upon her sweet face.
And Nivery day tho clock repeats that
old story. Many another talc it lelletb,
too beautiful words and deeds that
are registered above. You feel—oli,
how often! —that the grave cannot
keep her.—Home Circle.
Tho father who, for a great portion of
his life has struggled with poverty, is
unwilling that bis children should have
similar experience. So he denies him
self indulgence in even necessary
things that be may save and make for
his family. The mother remembering
bow irksome household tasks were to
her in her girlhood, permits her
daugters to lead lives of domestic ease
and indolence, thinking that in so do
ing she makes the best manifestation
iu her power of maternal love. Asa
natural consequence of this view on
the part of parents, we see growing up
all around us young men and woman
perfectly useless for all the practical
purposes of life—unable to cope with
misfortune. Intellectual cr moral
fibre is not inherent; it must be built
up from within, and is the result of
independent thought and action. The
j sooner a boy can bo made to wait up
j on himself, to think for himself, to act
| for himself, the sooner will the germs
of true manhood begin to develop
; within him. It is no kindness to sur
i round him with such attention and
care that he will not be compelled to
| learn the lesson of self-reliance, of pa
tient industry, of persistent hope. The
real crowns of this world are crowns
i of labor.
“Miss Smith, does a cormorant eat
strawberries?” “Law me! no, child.
What put that into jour head?” —
| ‘Cause ma told Sarah not to bring out
the strawberries and cream until that
old cormorant, Miss Smith had left.’
About teu minutes afterward that
i child and its mother went up into the
| attic and played eas hot aud peas
| cold' for nearly an hour.
GAINESVILLE, GA., FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 15, 1876.
ADOKESS OF THE STATE EXECUTIVE
Bully fur Reform, Retrenchment and
Office of The Democratic Ex. Com 1 “
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 1, 1876. f
To (he Democratic Party of Georgia.
Fellow Citizens: The Democratic
Executive Committee of this State, at
its meeting held in this city on the
26th ult., made it my duty, as Chair
man, to issue an address to you, em
bodying the views of the Committee
on the subject of party organization,
unity and activity, expressed in the fol-
lowing resolutions adopted by them:
Resolved, That recognizing the ne
cessity of organization as an important
<*<H*tion of c xhorfc
the Democracy of each county in the
State to look carefully and promptly
to thorough organization, establishing
system where it may be wanting, and
perfecting it whore it now exists, and
that the Chairman or Secretary of such
organization be requested to make a
report to the Secretary of this Com
mittee, without unnecessary delay.
Resolved, That we consider party
unity to be of prime importance, and
we do earnestly deprecate all indepen
Resolved, That we do bespeak that
activity of the party which the politi
cal issues justify and demand, confi
dently recommending in connection
therewith the continuance of a just
and honorable conduct toward our
The propriety and wisdom of these
resolutions will be readily apprehended
by every right thinking mind, and com
mend them to the approval of every
true Democrat in the State. The im
portance of the political issues which
are involved in the campaign upon
which we have entered, cannot be over
estimated. No friend of good govern
ment can view with unconcern the total
disregard of the Constitution which
has characterized the administration
of the Republican party for the last
eleven years. No lover of bis country
can indulge supineness or indifl'erence,
lyhilst the Radical party, with a step
as steady as time, is undermining the
foundations upon which our political
system was built, destroying every
right that belongs to the States, and
•driving the country, headlong, into a
corrupt consolidation and a centralized
despotism. No man who loves virtue
or honesty or truth, can fail to experi
ence a just moral indignation at the
abuses, frauds, wrongs and crimes that
have been heaped upon tho people of
the United States by Republican office
holders, of every class, and in evory
department of the government.
I speak to you, my fellow citizens, in
all frankness, when I declare that if
the Republican party shall continue to
control and administer the government
under which we live, in my judgment,
constitutional liberty is at an ond, and
tho glory of our country’s excellency
will be lost in tho night of usurpation,
tyranny and despotism.
Such are the views and sentiments
of the best patriots and wisest states
men of the present day, and such
were the views and sentiments that
prompted our Democratic brethren,
who assembled in national convention
at St. Louis, Missouri, to promulgate a
platform that begins, continues and
ends with a patriotic demand for puri
fication and reform in everything and
in every place connected with the gov
ernment and its administration. Ap
preciating the stern and absolute ne
cessities of the times, these heroic
Democrats placed upon that platform
a candidate for President whose entire
public history has been a gallant and
successful struggle against official cor
ruption and fraud, and in favor of re
form and honesty iu the government
of the State, whose political and finan
cial affairs were confided to his man
Samuel J. Tilden, of New York, is
political reform and official honesty
‘manifest in the ilesh.’ The principle
of purity in office holders, and honesty
in the administration of government,
finds in him a living and powerful in
carnation. Here is a standard-bearer
whoso leadership inspires hope, and
whose election will save the country
from ruin and perpetuate the liberties
of the people. With Tilden at its head,
the triumph of the Democratic party
iu November next will mean the Con
stitution preserved; the government
rescued from centralism; sectional
hate obliterated; peace re-established
between the North and South; equal
aud exact justice meted out to all men
of all classes; Church and State total
ly separated; popular education freed
from all preferences for sects, classes
or creeds; the supremacy of the Givil
over the military power maintained;
the substitution of honesty for dis
honesty in office holders; the abolition
of every useless office; a sounder and
better currency provided for the peo
ple; a juster and wiser tariff than we
now have; governmental expenditures
diminished aud public economy en
forced; capital fieed from distrust and
labjr disburdened aud employed; the
public credit restored and the national
honor reburnished and maintained;
commerce and trade revived and made
profitable; industry and manufactures
te-energized, and the entire land
brighted with peace and prosperity
All these political and social bless
ings are in store for the people of these
United States, if in this momentous
crisis they shall prove true to them
selves and true to the obligations of
an enlightened patriotism. In a time
like this, let no Democrat hesitate or
waver in the discharge of his duty.
Let neither personal interests nor
selfiish ambition produce confusion iu
our camp or cause disorder in our
lines. Let the party be well organ-
in every county in the State, and
10l every Democrat stand by the organ
ization and its candidates through woe
as well as weal. Being brethren of a
common political faith, let us not an
tagonize or make war on each other,
but let us contend with manly earnest
ness for our principles, and strive only
against our enemies. True to her sub-
lime faith, and faithful to her high
mission, let the Democratic party
move grandly up to the contest with
an unbroken line, presenting to her
enemies and to the world the invinci
ble buckler of a compact and thorough
Let us labor with sleepless diligence
and tireless industry to bring every
Democratic voter to the polls, and by
every means consistent with a just and
honorable conduct toward our political
enemies, let us induce, if possible, every
lover of constitutional liberty and good
government to unite with us in giving
to our candidates for Governor, Legis
lators, Congressmen, President and
Vice President such a unanimous and
overwhelming vote as that the very
name of Radicalism will be lost, and
the places that now know it will know
it no more forever.
With high respect, I am your fellow
citizen, Geo. N. Lester,
Chairman State Executive Com.
‘Your name is Bragg—Gen. Bragg?’
said the Times reporter, at the Palmer
house, one day last week.
‘Yes, sir; yes, sir,’ said tiro grey
haired, grey-whiskered gentleman in
simple black, relieved bv not the
Blightest trace of jewelry, not even u'
‘The Times would like to know
what you think of the issues involved
in the pending campaign, sir?’
‘Really, I have nothing to say about
it. Never a politician before the war,
I have certainly not become one since
the close of it. Upon the political con
dition of tho country I have absolute
ly nothing to say. Whatever record I
have made was made some time ago,
sir; from it I have nothing to detract
or add to it. My opinions were to bo
judged by my actions then,and it seems
to mo that words would be but a pale
reflex of them now, I will say nothing,
no not a word, which could be con
strued into any wish to revive sec
tional feeling or sectional bitterness.
I hate to think about it and hate to
talk about it, and I will never allow a
word to pass my lips that shall ever
bo tortured or misrepresented to the
prejudice of my people. All sectional
feeling should be buried. It is now
no time to perpetuate it, and I, least of
all, would do or say anything that
would tend to its revival. My visit
here is but a few days; and it is in
pursuance of a purely business object.
I have been in Chicago but once be
fore, and then only to pass through it.
I admire your*city very much. As to
political matters, I say to you again
that Ido not wish to enter into them
and I will not do so. Believe me, the
people of the South are earnest and
sincere in their desire for moderation,
and moderation with us is silence.’—
The Mobile Register says: ‘The
government is distorting the enforce
ment acts for political purposes, and
is bringing the Federal judiciary into
contempt. We receive the Taft circu
lar with patience. It will not affect
the result in Alabama. These things
stir the people of the South to greater
action. They are far better than
speeches. Something 'like the Taft
circular was needed just now to arouse
the South from the apathy produced
by such an overwhelming victory as
that of Alabama in August. Now, if
the United States Commissioners
would only arrest and imprison a few
prominent citizens, we could probably
carry South Carolina.”
Mosby has written a letter advocat
ing the election of Hayes and Wheeler
which Zack Chandler is distributing
by the hundred thousand. Mosby is
now in high feather with the Republi
cans, and has much influence with the
administration. He is one of the ‘re
bels’ to whom the ‘truly loil* do not
‘W ade Hampton’s nomination proves
that the rebellion is not ended,’ says
the New York Times. Is that so?
\\ by, we thought it ended when Mos
by, the man who hung six Michigan
soldiers, became a bosom friend of
Grant’s.—Detroit Free Press.
4 ‘GOIN’ TO CALIFORNY.”
& walked into tbe Central Depot
bo was tbe Great Unknown.
His-ijersonal appearance was decided
ly *iuique. Frankly speaking, he
as if he had been fastened to
thl# rtarmost end of the Bridewell
tug.aid hauled up and down Mud
La& until he matched the shade of
thereby which Felton’s proteges use
in tktir daily labor, and then had
beeu-stood up against some friendly
biHNb>ard and had the contents of a
ClaEkstreet pawn-shop shot over him
frQtn me of Lippincott’s pop-guns.—
An inventory of his clothing taken on
the fcpfot is as follows: Shoes, I—size,
14; loots, I—size, 12i; stockings, J;
of a pair; suspenders, 0;
shut, 1, redliannel; shirt, 2-3, white
or toarly so; vests, 2; coat, 1; over
coat,’l; paper-collar, 1 (clean), Cen
tennial necktie, 1. His hat carried a
signal of distress, consisting of a
bund of flaming red hair sticking
through the crown. The hack-drivers
all wap ted him to take a carriage; the
omnjtus-collector said he had a ’bu§
just leaving for the Palmer, and the
Massasbit House man vociferated,
“Meals fifty cents,” in his most gentle
manlt. manner. Turning a deaf ear
to-thefr blandishments, the stranger*
with douching confidence, walked up
to Dan and asked him to direct hiqi
to tlffi ticket-office. Dan winked both
eyes at the boys, and showed him the
way with the most engaging polite
ness. Peacefully dodging the vari
ous pitfalls for strangers, in the shape
of applfe-women, &c., he at last arrived
at “Wkfdow 3.’ ?
‘SaV, stranger, do yer reckin I kin
git ter go to Californy right soon ?”
‘Yes,’ responded the Great Mongul,
in fifi-jm fQmutes.’
‘Whit mought the fare be, Cap’n?’
was tIA next question.
‘lt uiight be SI,OOO, but it ain’t.—-
The wly you want to go sBB.’
‘Tha&’s right cheap, now, ain’t it?’
turning to the crowd which had gat i
ered around him. ‘I say, stranger,
hain’t you got some tickets that’ll give
a feller a right good ride into the
keer boxes—somethin’ rale nice, yer
know ?| Yer see I jus’ come up from
Indeanny last nite, and I want to tra
vel real, good, yer see. I don’t reckon
I’ll • j rour.d ,mucb mere,
want sumtbin’— ’
‘Say, mister, jus’ pull down yer
ves’!’ suddenly shout Logan in his
‘Don’t reckon I need ter. Jest give
me a ticket on one of them shiny keer
boxes what lias beds info ’em. Tell
yer, what, stranger, I calkilate to mo
sey ’long in style this yer time ’li nev
er do again. Yer see, I just cum from
Indeanny, yer know, and I reckon I'm
a goin’ to pike a right smart ways ’fore
I kin git to Californy. How long ’fore
I kin git ter go ?’
‘Here’s jour ticket to San Francisco
with sleeping-car, clear through $150,’
said tho agent.
The “Indeanny” man reached to the
bottom of the pocket in his shirt, haul
ed up a big cloth tied up with a sec
tion of a steamboat hawser, untied it,
and from a big roll of greenbacks se
lected a SSOO bill which he handed to
the agent, remarking at the same time,
‘I don’t wear very good does, boys,
but I cakilate to ailers have enuf mon
ey to pay my way.’
Immediately every one was as polite
as a peeler who is afraid he is about
to be discharged.
Logan wanted to carry his valise to
the car, and Ed, the newsboy, tried to
sell him a prize package; but be resis
ted all their blandishments, and in
quired for the baggage-room, remark
ing that he had “two carpet-sacks and
a basket of pervisshun tkar” that he
wanted checked. He was shown the
way, and he vanished from the sight
of the ticket-agent on the straight
road to the baggage-room; and now
that gentlemanly ticket-agent has on
hand a counterfeit SSOO bill, which he
will dispose of at the lowest market
rates. He has also notified conduc
tors to look out for San Francisco
first-class ticket 10,375.
The Indeanny man has gone to St.
Louis to recuperate.
The other day a man took home a
book containing several anecdotes
showing the power of imagination,
aud, after reading them to his wife, he
tenderly said: ‘Now Angelina, you
may sometimes imagine that you hear
me kissing the servant' girl in the oth
er room, and see how base a thing it
would be to accuse mo of such a thing.’
‘John Henry,’ she replied iu a smooth
voice, ‘if ever I imagine such a thing
you will need a doctor within fifteen
minutes, no matter what that little
A New Jersey man shot at a cat aud
brought down his wife the first time.
The most singular part of the affair is,
the wounded woman actually believes
that he aimed at the cat. One of the
most beautiful characteristics of a wife
is the unswerving confidence she places
in the word of her husband.—Norris
A CHALLENGE FROM TEXAS.
Dallas, the Queen City of North
ern Texas, sends forth, in behalf of
the State of Texas, the following chal
We challenge each and every State
in the Union to meet ns in friendly
contest in November next, to see
which can roll up the largest majori
ty iu favor of Tildou and Hendricks,
the prize to be a splendid silk banner.
The terms of the challenge are these:
If any State gives a larger majority
for Tilden and Hendricks than is giv
en by the State of Texas, then Dallas
will send to that State a silk banner. —
But if Texas gives a larger majority
for Uncle Samuel than any other
State, then tlio Stato giving the next
largest majority must send a ban
ner to Texas, Dallas to be its custo
Whichever State wins the banner
is to be considered the Democratic
Banner Stato of the United States,
and is to hold on to the flag until
the next Presidential election, and
then give it up to any other State
which may win it by giving the largest
Now, while this challenge is given
to each and every Stato in the Union,
yet we would single out the great
States of Kentucky, Georgia and New
York, and invite them to the contest.
What says Louisville, will she take up
the glove in behalf of Kontueky ? And
what do you say, Atlanta, in behalf of
your grand old goober grabbing State
of Georgia? Come, now, New York
city, we dare you to enter the list.
Every city or State which accepts
this challenge, will please mako it
known by publishing their acceptance
in tbe Democratic papers of St. Louis,
New York, Atlanta and Louisville.
James B. Simpson,.
President First Ward Tilden and Hen
President Second Ward Tilden and
V. W. Cleveland,
President Third Ward Tilden and
J. D. Iverfoot,
President Fourth Ward Tilden and
SIZE OF COUNTRIES.
,• ~ \
Greece is about tho size of Ver
Palestine is about one-fourth the
size of New York.
Hindostan is more than a hundred
times as largo as Palestine.
The Groat Desert of Africa has nearly
the present dimensions of the United
The Red Sea would reach from
Washington to Colorado, and it is
throe times as wide as Lake Ontario.
The English Channel is nearly as
large as Lake Superior.
The Mediterranean, if placed across
North America, would make sea
navigation from San Diego to Balti
The Caspian Sea would stretch from
New York to St. Augustine, and it is
as wide as from New York to Roches
Groat Britain is about two-thirds
the size of Hindostan, one-twelfth of
China, and one-twenty-fifth of the Uni
The Gulf of Mexico is about ten
times the size of Lake Superior, and
about as large as the sea of Kamschat
ka, Bay of Bengal, China Sea, Okhotsk
or Japan Sea. Like Ontario would
go in each of them more than fifty
The following bodies of water aro
about tho same size: German Ocean,
Black Sea, Yellow Sea; Hudson’s Bay
is rather larger. The Baltic, Adriatic
and flEgean Seas, and the Persian Gulf
are half as large, and somewhat larger
than Lake Superior.
The Baltimore Gazette says: Tf any
body will take the recent letter of
General McClellan and compare it
with the campaign speech ol Wheeler,
•the Republican candidate for Vice-
President, he will find it instructive.
The letter of the soldier shows that ho
knows the war is over, that the country
needs peace to bind up its hurts and
build up once more its industries.
The speech of the politician assumes
that the war is still going on, and is
for ‘firing the Northern heart’ as iu
1861. This is’always the way. The
man who was afc his post iu tho day of
battle knows that the war is over, but
the man that sat in Congress and vo
ted for the subsidies thinks it is still
It is worthy of notice, says a Con
necticut paper, that all the “outrages”
upon the negroes at the South, are in
the Republican States where the gov
ernors, judges, prosecuting attorneys,
and the rest of the office holders are
Republicans. In the Democratic
States there is <jood order and good
government, aud negroes aud white
people are alike protected.
A campaign song begins, “Come, all
ye honest Republicans !” It is a comic
song, and make everybody laughs.
I A OKI.IGH IFUL LEGEND.
There is a beautiful tradition connect
ed with the site on which the temple
of Solomon was erected. It is said to
have been occupied in common by two
brothers, one of whom had a family,
the other had none. On the spot was
a field of wheat. On the evening suc
ceeding tho harvest, the wheat having
been gathered in shocks, the elder
brother said to his wife, “My younger
brother is unable to bear the burden
and heat of the day; I will arise, take
off my shocks, and place them on his
without his knowledge.” The brother
being actuated by the same benevo
lent motives, and said within himself,
“My elder brother has a family, and I
have none; I will arise, take off my
shocks, and place them on bis without
Judge of their mutual astonishment
when on the following morning they
found their respective shocks undi
minished. This course of events trans
pired for several nights, when each re
solved in his own mind to stand guard
and solve the mystery. They did so,
when on the following night they met
each other half way between their re
spective shocks with their arms full.
Upon ground hallowed by such asso
eiations as this was the temple of
King Solomon erected so spacious, so
magnificent, the wonder and admira
tion of the world. —Alas! in these
days bow many would sooner steal
their brother’s whole shock than add
to it a single sheaf.
BOW TO OUT RICH.
The way to get credit is to be puuc
tual; the way to preserve it is not to
uso it 100 much; settle often—have
Trust no man’s appearances; they
are deceptive—perhaps assumed for
the purpose of obtaining credit. Be
ware of gaudy exteriors; rogues usually
dress well. The rich men are plain
men. Trust him, if any one, who car
ries bnt little on his back. Never
trust him who flies into a passion on
being dunned; make him pay quickly,
if there be any virtue in the law.
Be well satisfied before you give a
credit that those to whom you give it
are safe to be trusted. Sell your
goods at a small advance, and never
and lievnu. misrepresent them, jhr
those whom you onco ilateive will be
ware of you the second time. Deal
uprightly with all men, and they will
repose confidence iu yon and soon be
come permanent customers.
Trust no stranger. Your goods are
better doubtful charges. What
is character worth if yon make it
cheap by crediting all alike? Agree
beforehand with every man, and if
large put it iu writing. If any one
declines this, quit or be cheated.
Though you want a job ever so
much, make all secure by a guarantee.
Be not afraid to ask it —it is the best
test of responsibility, for if offenso be
taken yon have escaped a loss.
A sensible writer says a good thing
and a true one, too, for boys who use
“It lias utterly spoiled and utterly
ruined thousands of boys. It tends to
the softening and weakening of the
bones, and it greatly' injures the brains;
the spinal marrow, and the whole ner
vous fluid. A boj' who smokes eagerly
and frequently', or in any way uses
largo quantities of tobacco is never
known to make a man of much energy',
and generally lacks muscular and
physical as well as mental power. We
would particular warn boys, who want
to be anything in the world, to shun
tobacco as a most baneful poison.
Having plenty of apples and pears,
but having no dog, a resident of Green
street stuffed an old suit of clothes
and stood the effigy up in his back
yard to scare the wicked boys away;
the plan seemed to be perfection for a
while, but yesterday morning the
“man” was discoverd suspended to the
limb of a.tree by a rope tied to bis
heels. The coat tails were cut off, the
mouth filled with weeds and the eyes
and oars with mud, and the following
note pinned the body: “This ’ere feller
has got the kolic offul bad.” The big
bell pears and the rosy red apples had
been thinned out until it looked like
an off-year for crops, and the boys
were far away.
Some of the hotels have bills of fare
with a fly-leaf covered with cards of
various business houses. Au Oregon
man recently took a seat behind one
of them, when a waiter appeared with,
“What will you have, sir? To the
utter surprise of the waiter he leisure
ly remarked: “You may fetch me a
new sit of teeth, in gutter perclia; an
improved sewing machine, with pa
tent lock-stitch; a box of Brandt etli
pills and a pair of number seven
French calf-skin boots.” In a moment
the waiter replied: “We do not furni-h
those articles.” “Then what have you
got them on the bill of fare for ? retor
ted the customer.
Sioux squaws do not wear striped
stockings. Three streaks of green
| paint are cooler and cheaper.
F F, A T II E 11 S.
Nature covers forgotten graves with
Men who never do wrong seldom do
It is more fatal to neglect the heart
than the head.
Over warm friendships are like hot
potatoes, quickly dropped.
Not to speak ill requires only our
silence, which costs nothing.
A clear conscience is tbe best law,
and temperance the best physic,
Boston is a learned city. She has a
pauper who can solicit alms iu ten dif
Idleness long practiced becomes a
disease, that often ends life iu the pri
son or the mad house.
There are a good many people who
are beginning to believe that the man
who said ‘there is no such word as
‘Doctor, why have I lost my teeth ?’
inquired a talkative female of a phy
sician. ‘You have worn them out with
your tongue,’ was the answer.
An Indiana statesman is iudignaut
at the government ‘for taking the tax
oft - of pianos, which we don’t use, and
keeping it on whisky, which we do.’
‘Has that jury agreed?’ asked the
judge of a sheriff whom he met ou the
stairs with a bucket in his hand. ‘Yes’
replied Patrick; ‘they have agreed to
send out for a half gallon.’
Nothing pleases a !ly so much as to
be mistaken for a huckleberry, and if
lie can be baked in a cake and pass
himself off upon the unwary as a cur
rant, lie dies without regret.
Give us good health, the true love of
one woman, an approval of conscience,
the family Bible and the presence of
tho Holy Spirit, all along through life,
and we will have no fear of death.
Genera! Hard Times is making
thousands of voters for Tildeu. Peo
ple want a change. The robbers
must be cleaned out at Washington;
then we will have lower taxes and
‘I don’t like dem goats, nohow,’ said
one darkey to another. ‘I ken steal a
sheep or a hog, an’ you’ll neber hear
’em equal, but dem cussed goats’ll bah
any way you fix ’em. Niggers better
leave ’em alone.’
Could anything Vie neater than the
old darkey’s reply to a beautiful young
lady whom be offered to lift over the
gutter, and who insisted that she was
too heavy. ‘Lor, Missus,’ said he, Tee
used to lilting barrels of sugar.’
A gentleman who rather suspected
someone with peeping through the
keyhole of bis office door, investigated
with a syringe full of pepper-sauce,
and went Bom e to find his wife had
been butting wood and a clii|* had hit
her in the eye.
That, eight hundred department
clerks can be dismissed shows how
recklessly extravagant the administra
tion has been. It has been a well de
vised system of personal favoritism,
providing for personal and political
Two Irishmen were in prison—one
for stealing & cow, and one for steal
ing a watch. ‘Hullo, Mike, and sure
what o’clock is it?’ said the cow thief.
‘An’ sure,’ said the watch stealer, ‘l’ve
no time-piece handy, but suppose it’s
just about milking time.’
‘Peter, don’t you enjoy the astro
nomical phenomena these evenings?’
said a well-to-do citizen to his colored
servant, the other evening. ‘’Glare to
goodness, I neber tried ’em; mush
melon’s my favorite fruit!’
‘Percy, this parting seems like it’s
mighty hard.’ ‘Ob, it’s heap worse
than hard, Plautagenet—it’s bitter—
bitter.’ ‘Have you any last request to
make?’ ‘Yes,’ said Percy, the tears
coming into bis eyes, ‘give me a chew
‘Hi! where did you get them trou
sers ?’ asked an Irishman of a man who
happened to be passing, with a remark
ably short pair of trousers on. ‘I got
them where they grow,’ was the indig
nant reply. ‘Then, by my conscience,
said Paddy, ‘you’ve pulled them a year
A literal-minded youngster was pick
ed up by a visitor of the family, who,
dandling him on his knee, said, ‘I wish
I had this little boy; I think there’s
money' in him.’ To which promptly
responded the child: ‘I know there is,
for I swallowed a cent when I was at
grandma’s the other day'.’
‘Mary, I do not approve of your en
tertaining your sweetheart in the kit
chen,’ said a lady to her servant. ‘Well,
ma’am, it’s very kind of you to men
tion it; Lut he’s from the country, y'ou
see, ma’am, and I’m afraid he’s too shy
and orkard in his manners, ma’am, for
you to like him to come up into the
parlor,’ replied Mary r .
An Arkansas coroner, having occa
sion to investigate the cause of a man’s
death lately, charged the jury that they
were to ascertain whether ‘the man
came to his deatli by accident, by in
cidence or by 7 the incendiary.’ The
jury returned that ‘he came to his
death by incidence, the bowie-knife
uaving incidentally 7 touched a vital
The Now York Commercial Adver
tiser says: “Our readers will remem
ber the terrible heated term in 1872,
when seven hundred little children
died in one week. But for twenty
four successive days of last month a
child under five years of age died in
this city every fifteen minutes, au aver
age of nearly one thousand weekly.”