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lie (iitccusuttto Stoll,
(ESTABLISHED IN THE TEAR 180'V ,r "
A Riddle for the Little Folks.
God made Adam out of tlie dust,
But thought it best to make me first;
So I was made before the man,
To answer His most holy plan.
My body He did make complete,
But without either hand or feet;
My ways and actions did control,
Yet I was made without a soul.
A living being I became,
And Adam first gave me a name;
Then from his presence I withdrew
And more of Adam never knew.j
I did my Maker’s law obey,
From them never went astray ;
Thousands of miles I ran in fear,
And seldom on the earth appear.
But God in me some power did see,
And put a living soul in me;
A soul from me my God did claim
And took from me that soul again.
And when from me that soul had fled,
I was the same as when first made;
And without hands, or feet or soul,
I travel now from pole to pole.
I labor hard both day and night.
To fallen man I give much light;
Thousands of people young and old,
Will by my death great light behold.
No fear of death doth trouble me,
For happiness I can not see;
To Heaven I shall never go,
Or to the grave, or hell below.
The Holy Scriptures you believe,
But right or wrong, I can’t conceive;
Although my name is in them found,
It is to me an empty sound.
A solution of the above riddle is
found in the 12tli chapter of St.
—Did you ever stop to think what
the liquor shops |cost you ? The ra
tio of crime in States where liquor is
allowed by law to be sold is one hun
dred per cent, greater than in States
blessed with the prohibition law. —
For all this crime the good people
are taxed. Then think what it costs
others —the broken-hearted wives,
the orphan children. Added to all
this, think of the lost souls of the
3,000 men whom whisky kills every
day in the year in this country alone.
During the war, when there was a
battle in which three thousand were
slain, the whole land mourned, but
here is an enemy who slays that num
ber every day, and patriots and
Christians stand around with folded
arms asking in a half-hearted way,
“What can we do ?” —Ex.
WHAT THE JUDGE SAID.
In sentencing a murderer to death,
Judge Johnson, of California, made
use of the following language :J
“Nor shall the place be forgotten
in which occurred the shedding of
blood. It was one of the thousand
ante chambers of hell, which mar,
like plague spots, the fair face of our
“You need not be told that I mean
a tippling shop —the meeting place
of Satan’s minions, and the foul cess
pool, which, by spontaneous gener
ation, breeds and matures all that is
loathsome and disgusting in profani
ty, and babbling, and vulgarity, and
Sabbath breaking. I would not be
the owner of a groggery for the price
of this globe converted into precious
ore. For the pitiful sum of a dime
he furnished the poison which made
the deceased a fool and this trembling
culprit a demon. How paltry a sum
for two lives! This traffic is tolera
ted by law, and therefore the vender
committed an act not cognizable by
earthly tribunals, but in the sight of
Him who is unerring in wisdom, he
who deliberately furnishes the intox
icating draught which inflames men
into violence and anger and blood
shed, is part kept criminis in the mor
al turpitude of the deed. Is it not
high time these sinks of vice and
crime should be held rigidly account
able to the laws of the land; and
placed under the ban of an enlight
ened and virtuous public opinion.” —
THE BIBLE TESTED.
Suppose, for example, all the good
people of this town should try the
Bible, say for a single year. Suppose
you should start to-night, and say,
“We have heard about that book,and
now we will begin and practice its
teachings just one year.” What
would be the result? There would
be no lying, no stealing, no selling
rum, no getting drunk, no tattling,
no mischief-making, no gossiping, no
vice nor debauchery. Every man
would be a good man, every woman
a good woman; every man w r ould be
a good husband, father or brother;
every woman a good wife, mother or
sister; every one in the community
would be peaceable; there would be
no brawls, no quarrels, no fights, no
lawsuits; lawyers would almost
starve to death, doctors would have
light practice, and plenty of time to
hoe in their gardens; courts would
be useless, jails and lock-up empty,
almshouses cleared out of their in
mates, except a few old stagers left
over from the past generation ; taxes
would be reduced, hard times would
trouble nobody —all would be well
dressed and well cared for ; and pre
sently the news would go abroad,
and they should hear in Boston,
“What wonderful times they are
having up there in old Spencer. The
people have all gone to living ac
cording to the Bible.” The news
would get into all the local papers,
the New York papers, the telegraph
wires would be kept busy with the
news; they would hear of it in Cleve
land, in Cincinnati, in Chicago, in
St. Louis, in Non Bedford, and Fall
River, and Portland; and the re
porters would start out to investigate.
One would be inquiring: “Arethere
any houses to let in Spencer ? any
to sell ? any building lots? any farms
for sale ?” Capitalists would come
here ; some man from Boston would
say/ : “I am going to move to Spen
cer. lam sick of the noise and hur
ry of the city, and I want a place
where I can bring up my children,
and not have them go to perdition ;”
there would be a general rush from
all quarters to Spencer. It would
raise the price of real estate twenty
five per cent, in six months; taxes
would come down, property would
go up, and good people from far and
near would want to move into town,
and nobody who was worth having
there would want to move out. And
this would be the direct result of
reading and obeying this book. Now
if a book will do all that for a com
munity, what kind of a book is it?
Is such a book the Lord’s book or the
Devil’s book ? It seems to me that a
book which will do such work as
that, must be the Book of God, in
spired by the very breath of the Al
mighty.—H. L. Hosting’s Lecture.
AMENDIN6 THE RAILROAD LAWS.
Referring to a quotation which the
Constitution recently made from the
editorial columns of the Sparta Ish
maelite, and to some remarks of our
own, in regard to the cautious cam
paign, which has for its object the
practical destruction of the railroad
commission, the Macon Telegraph
hastens to say that so far as it is con
cerned or informed, there is no pur
pose in contemplation, and it further
says that its position in the discus
sion enables it to speak with some de
gree of positiveness.
It gives us great pleasure to learn
that the people of Georgia are to be
allowed to have their way in this im
portant matter ; but, if our contem
porary will pardon us for referring
to what must now be out of date and
forgotten, since it is at least a week
old, we desire to call its attention to
the fact that while its statements are
in favor of a modification of the law
under which the commission operates,
its arguments are all in the direction
of a repeal.
The arguments are to the effect
that (1) the law shows the people of
the suite to be hostile to the railroads,
Devoted to the Cause of Truth and Justice, and the Interests of liio People.
GREENES BOBO’, GA., FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 1884.
and (2) that the existence of the law
is an obstinate difficulty in the way
of further railroad developments in
Georgia. The Islmmelite has already
made sufficient reply to these, but
there are so many variations of the
obvious answer that we may be ex
cused for briefly touching upon some
In the first place, the law simply
deals with the railroads as with its
own citizens. The law is special be
cause the circumstances which made
it necessary were extraordinary—im
possible to deal with, in fact, under
the usual forms and by the usual
methods. The law says to one citi
zen that he shall not interfere with
the rights of other citizens. It says
to the ralroads that they shall not
discriminate or overcharge or employ
their extraordinary powers to the
detriment of the public or any part
of the public. In neither case is the
law hostile. It restrains and controls
where control is necessary.
With respect to the argument that
the railroad laws of Georgia, or the
attitude of the commission operating
under it, will prevent further rail
way development, it may be said
that those who employ it assume to
speak from behind the veil of proph
ecy. There is no warrant for it.
The future is to be judged only by
the past. It is enough to say that
neither the railroad law of the state
nor the commission has stood in the
way of railway development thus fa/.
It might be claimed even that they
had fostered it; for the facts a/e
that during the period since the com
mission was established more miles of
railway have been constructed in
Georgia than during any period cov
ering the same number of years in
the state’s history. Moreover, there
is not a state in'the union where the
railroads are more prosperous, or
railway stocks are more profitable
We a-e glad to be informed by the
Telegraph that the campaign, the va
rious developments of which have
bean carefully noted by the public,
is merely to amend the law where
the commissioners might desire it to
be amended. For this purpose a
campaign is unnecessary; for any
other purpose a campaign would be
futile. — Ishmaelite.
WILD BILL TALKS TO THE QUAKER INDIAN
“Go on with the account of the
thunder shower,” said the Quaker 1
“Well, as I was telling you,” said
Wild Bill, placing his pistol in his
pocket and looking the Quaker Indi
an Commissioner straight in the face
like a truthful man. “I say, as I
was telling you, I seen clouds making
to north’ard and I knowed it was go
ing to settle in for thick weather. I
told my son to look out, and in less
than half an hour there broke the
doggondist storm I ever seed. Rain!
Why, gentlemen, it rained so hard
into the muzzle of my gun that it
busted the darn thing at the breech!
Yes, sir. And the water began to
rise on us, too. Talk about your
floods, down South ! Why, gentle
men, the water rose so rapidly in my
house that it flowed up the chimney
and streamed 300 feet up in the air!
We got it both ways that trip, up
and down !”
“Do we understand thee is rela
ting facts within the scope of thine
own experience ?” demanded the cler
gyman, with his mouth wide open.
“Partially mine and partially my
son’s,” answered the truthful Bill.
“He watched it go up, and I watch
ed it come down ! But you can get
some idea of how it mined, when I
tell you that we put out a barrel
without any heads into it, and it rain
ed into the bunghole of the barrel
faster than it could run out at both
“Which of you saw that, thee or
thy son ?” inquired a clergyman.
“We each watched it together, my
son and me,” returned Wild Bill,
“till my son got too near the barrel
and was drowned. Excuse these
tears, genslemen, but I can never tell
about that storm without crying.”
“Verily the truth is sometimes
stranger than fiction,” said the cler
gy .nan. “Verily it is.”
GEN. LEE DECLINED TO SELL HIS FAME,
Gen. Lee, says a Washington let
ter to the Sun, at the close of the
war, received innumerable oilers to
engage in commercial enterprises.
Insurance companies, railroads, and
many large corporations at the .South
were anxious to pay him any salary
he might demand solely for the use
of his name without any labor on
his part, or the incurring of any re
sponsibility whatever. A commit
raittee of Englishmen, with the Duke
of Sutherland and Mr. Beresford
Hope at the head, offered him in fee
a splendid estate in one of the mid
land counties cf England, coupled
with a guarantee of an income of
£5,000 a year as long as he lived.
He gratefully declined all of these
oilers, and accepted the Presidency
of Washington and Lee University,
at a salary of $3,000 a year. Here
he earned his living as the hardest
worker in a hard working faculty, in
training the youth of the country, up
to the very hour of the paralytic
stroke which immediately preceded
Gen. Lee left three sons. They
too, received many offers of a similar
kind, and likewise declined them.
Two of these sons are now prosper
ous planters in Virginia. The third
succeeded his father in the Presiden
cy of Washington and Lee Universi
ty, and has filled the position with
credit for the last thirteen years.
The true American spirit shines in
Gen. Lee’s example, the spirit which
prompted Washington and his Gener
als when they retired from the pub
lic service enriched only with the re
collection of their great achievement,
and scorning to make merchandise of
GEN. JACKSON AND THE FRENCHMAN.
On the morning of the Btli, j ust before
the commencement of the fighting,
as Gen. Jackson was surveying the
line of the battle, a wealthy French
merchant of New Orleans drove up
to the line and requested an inter
view with the General. On reaching
his presence Jackson demanded of the
Frenchman the object of his visit.
“I come,” said he, “to demand of
you the return to the city of my cot
ton which you have taken to make
“Ah,” said Old Hickory, “can you
point out the particular bales that
are your property?”
“Omi, Monsieur ccrtainement, zat
is my cotton and zat is my cotton
and zat is my cotton,” pointing to
many bales in the near vicinity.
“Well,” said Old Hickory, “if
that is your property you have just
come in time to protect and defend
it” and calling a corporal he
ordered him to bring a spare musket
and giving it to the Frenchman, he
told him to stand and defend his
p -operty. At an order to shoot the
fellow down if he attempted to run.
There is no doubt but that the
Frenchman was glad his cotton was
there to protect him from the Brit
ish bullets. —Wilmington Review.
The Moravians have just boon cel
ebrating their 426th anniversary.
This leaves the Edinburgh tercenten
ary far in the rear. The Moravians
claim to be the oldest Protestant
sect in Christendom. They are able
to go back to the year 1457.
Japan has at present 155 miles of
road —from Yokohama to Tokio, 18
miles; Kobe to Otsu, 58 miles;
Tsongara, in the province of Oomi,
to Sekiganra, in the Province of Mi
no, 41 miles. There is besides in
course of construction a road to
unite Mayc-bashi to Tokio, a dis
tance of 81 miles.
The Washington monument has
reached the height of 436 feet. It is
now 10 feet higher than St. Michael’s
tower, Hamburg, and 20 feet higher
than Salisbury spire, in England,
it still lacks 23 feet of the height of
St Steven’s tower in Vienna. There
are only six structures in the world
higher than the present height of the
BflL.Xew lot of those popular Cape
May Hats, lace collars, Jersey collars,
Dorn Net, Pompous,Lilies of the Val
ley and Wheat, just opened in our
This Powder never varies. A mar
vel of purity, strengtn and whole
someness.—More coo lomieal than the
ord’uw kinds and era not lie sold
in competition with the multitude of
low Lest, short weight, Hum or phos
phate powders. Sold only in cans. -
Rovai. I!aki.v; Powder Cos., 106
Wall-st., N. Y. april 1, ’B4
WMmtaVrZlf' 1 An entirely New and positively elTcctive
*1? . I Remedy for the speedy and permanent
curt of Seminal Kmiusiona and Impotency by the only
tioa way, via., Direct Application to the principal Seat of the IMaeaec. Tbs
QM of tbs remedy u attended with no pain or inconvenience, and dnef not
Interfere with the ordinary pursuits of lifts. Tine mode of treatment hae
ftieod the test in very errer# cm#, anil is now a pronounced aueoees. Thera
la no nonaenaa about thia preparation. Practical observation onablea ua to
positively guarantee that it will give perfect eatiifaction. It it con
ceded by the Medical I‘refrsaion to bo the moat rational mean* yet dlaeow
trod of roaohing and curing this very prevalent trouble. The Remedy la
rut ap ia neat Ixnti, of tine* nice. No. I (lasting a month), 13; H". 2 (nKiltat •
elTeet a pevtnrnent .mo, uklms in *ev*ie |.'i; No. 1 (luting e'tr thiee axi.it*.
will etop eimuioa* *nd rutere in the woret raue). |7. feat by a.*.l. aaaUd ia
tdain wrappers. fa* dinxdiiiu* for using accompany each Imv.
(dead foe e Deecriptic* Famphlrt giving Aoetemicel ftluMratlana, whl-K
vinca the aoo*t •k*|>t*.*l that thay can be restored to pvifoot manhaoJ, and |i- ■
tad ft* the dtitle* of life, aam* ea if never .Reeled, Svnl eaalad far atamp. J
HARRIS REMEDY CO. WlF’fl CHEMISTS.
Mhrkcl and Mth Htrcet*. HT. LOlllß r MO. _!
237 Sixth Street,
SADDLES, HARNESS, COLLARS,
Etc., Elc., Etc,
We make a specialty of First-ClnsS
Hand-made Work. Our house is head
; GATHRIGHT’S PATENT MEN’S
AND WOMEN’S SADDLES.
GATHRIGHT’S PATENT HAR
NESS, SADDLES, etc.
CASH DEALERS will”find it to their
interest to see our stock and get prices be
fore buying. n0v.2,1883 —
MOsTnriwr?T A “
fit-r ieiiuißrtU u ’l[ l huve cx*
" * B ty, or prema
ture decay, know that iii this supreme
tonic and alterative there exists a spe
cific principle which reaches the very
source of trouble, and effects an al<>-
lute and permanent cure. For sale !>y
all Druggists and Dealers generally.
June (i, 1884.
Riverside, Cnl. The drr climate enme.
wofie. Throat. Lungs, full Idea, 30 p., route, cost. free.
know, Cloth and guilt bindingso cts,paper 26c,MY*r- ’
ringe Guide, 144 p 15o.eeut sen led. money or stps.by l |
(The groat specialist. Nervous Debility, Impediments
►to Marriage, Consultation nnd I’umphlet free,
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE
Meals at. all hours. Oysters in any
style at 2C> cts, per plate. Everything
neat and orderly. Fresh fish and oysters
1., C CATLIN
February 1, 1881.
ogh-Otir stock of spring Clothing is
now complete, and without doubt is
the most attractive assortment we
have ever before offered. We can sell
you a Suit from 10 to 20 fu r cent,
cheaper than you can buy it in Au
gusta or Atlanta. We mean exactly
1 what we say, and you have only to
call and have us show you through,to
be convinced. — opelan, Seals & Ar
/gsr “'free i
ESSS* A favorite prescription of one of tt
most noted and successful specialists in
(now retired)for the cure of Nen'OHHDebility
Lost Manhood, Weakness an.*. Decay. Sep
In plain scaled envelope/re**. Druggists can fllll'
Address DR. WARD A CO. Louisiana. Mo
Bay-Just opening this week, a
'choice line of gents and ladies Shoes
and Hats. —T. M. Bryan.
Georgia Railroad Cun,
Office Gfincfal Manager, Aro user a, Clin'., April 6th, 1884.'
Commencing Suudny, Gtli inst., Tasscngcr Trains will fun as folio i sV
WJuTmins run by 00th meridian time,'32 minutes slower than Augusta time
FAST LINT Iv
Leave Augusta, . . 7:40 a. m.
Arrive Athens, . . 12:30 a. m.
Loave (irecncsboro’ . . 10:1G a, m.
Arrive at Atlanta, . . 1:00 p. in.
i\o. I, West- IlnSly
Leave Augusta 10:30 a. m.
Leave Macon 7.10 a. m.
Leave Milledgeville 9:10 a. m.
Leave C'amak 12:20 a nf.
Leave Washington 11:30 a. m.
I.cavo Athens 0:35 n. m.
Arrive ni Orccnesboro’ 2;lfi p. m.
Arrive Gainesville, 0:15 p. in.
Arrive at Atlanta 6:45 p. m
Yo. :t, West—Holly
Leave Augusta 0.00 p m
Leave Macon, 7:10 p m
Leave Milledgeville 9:15 p m
Lcnvc GrcencsboiV 1:48 pfh
Arrive Atlanta tklOat#
JQrPuperb Sleepers to Augusta and Atlanta.
Train No. 27 will stop at and receive passengers to ami from the following Sta
tions, only,— llerzelia, Ilarlcin, Dewing, Thomson, Camnk, Crawfordville/
Union Point, Greencsboro’, Madison, liullcdge, Social Circle, Covington, Conyers,
Stone Mountain and Decatur.
Train No. 284 will stop at, and receive passengers to and from tho following
Stations, only—lSeriiclla, Harlem, Hearing, Thomson, Clunk, Crawfordville, Union
Point, Greinesboro’, Madison, Hutledgc, Social Circle, Covington, Conyers, Sfons
Mountain and Decatur.
The Fast Line has Thfo'tigli Sleepers from Atlanta to Charleston, and connects fef
all points West and North west, East and Southeast.
General Passenger Agent.
J. W. Green, Genoral Manager.
JONN C. FERRIS. CIIAS. 11. FERRIS:
FERRIS & SON,
320 lirbdd Street;
Ootober 20, 1883—
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
AT LOWEST PRICES ! f
IIENItY P. MOORE*
September 28, 1883— AUGUSTA , GJ.
THE ENTIRE STOCK OF CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, WAG
ONS, SADDLES, HARNESS. LEATHER, etc.,
AT THE OLD STAND OF
XL H. MAY & Cos.,
WILL BE OFFERED FOR TI1& NEXT TlllftTt DAYS A*
Greatly Reduced Prie&s ! !
I HE above Goods are all clean, fresh slock, made by the Best Manufacturers in the*
United Stales, and comprise the well known makes of Stiidebaker, Wilburn and Stan-'
dard Plantation tVagons, all sires. Best quality of Open and Top Buggies, j’hielona;
Victorias and Extension Top C'abrioletlcs, made in the Northern and Eastern Slates;!
also seventy-five Open Top and Top Buggies of Cinein’rtati Work, Spring Wagon* and
.A. Large Stock
Of Single and Rouble Harness, Sc age Harness, Plow Gear, Ifnmes, Traces, Col
lars, Bits, Bnckles, Plow Bridles, Umbrellas, Whips, Horse Blankets, Lap Robes,
etc., etc. heather end Rubber Belting, all sizes. Calf Skips, Sole Leather, Bhe?
Findings, Ifemp, Jute, Seap' Stone and Gum Packing, etc , efe. f bese Goods
MUST BE SOLD !
AND LARGE INDUCEMENTS 9IM offered to CASH Buyers, t’* ll BarTy an#
examine the Goods and secure the USYgtfins now offered.
N. B.—Every Vehicle sold subject to fhe regular twelve months' gtrrrtantee.
John $. Davidson, Assignee,
704 Broad Street. AUGUSTA, Ga; Of ROBT n. MAY A C*
September 28, 1883—
f H. T. LEWIS,
IVo. US, Must —l>iil> .
Leave Atlanta, , . 2:45 p. iiV
Arrive at Alliens . . 7:15 p. it.'
Arrive at Grcenesboro’ . 5:22 p. ni.'
Arrive at Augusta . . 8:05 p. n.
IVo. 2, Ktrtt - OaiFy.'
Leave Atlanta 8:25 a. at.
Leave Gainesville, 5:30 A", rti'i
Leave Grecnesboro’ 12;09 pm
Arrive Athens 4:4t) p m
Arrive Washington 2:45 p m
Arrive Cjimak 1:57 p m
Arrive MlfiedgSvitle 4:40 p m
Arrive Macon 6:45 p m
Arrive Augusta 3.65 p m'
Leave Atlanta 8:50 p m
Arrive Greencsboro’ 1;46 a m
Leave “ 1:47 a m
Leave t’.nion Point, 2:18 a m
Leave Thomson, 4;23 a m
Arrivb Augusta fcLo a m