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tors or Guardians, are required, by law to
be hold on the first Tuesday in the month,
between the hours of ten in the forenoon
and three in the aftjrnoon, at the Court
house iu the county in which the property
Notice ot these sales must be published 40
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Citations for letters of Administration,
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Jays—for dismission from Administration,
nonthly six months, for dismission trom guar
iiinship, 40 days.
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be published monthly for four months —for
establishing lost papers, for the full space of
three months —tor compelling titles from Ex
ecutors or Administrators, where bond has
seen given by the deceased, the full space
of three months.
Application for Homestead to be published
R. W. Cars well, W. F. Denny.
Carswell & Denny,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
WILL practice in all Courts in the Middle
Circuit. All business entrusted to their
care will meet with prompt attention.
Nov, 3. 27 ly
ST W. J. HAI,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OFFICE in Court House, second floor.—
Will practice in Middle and Augusta
Refers, by permission; to prominent mem,
bers of the Jefferson Bar. Nov. 3, 27 ts
j. h. polhill.
CAIN % POLHILL,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
May 5,1871. 1 ly-
T. F.'HARLO W
Watcli El a. Is. ©r
Lonisv ill o, da.
Special attention given to reno
va'.ing and repairing V7ATCHLS, CLOCKS,
JE WELRY, SEWING MACHINES &c„ &c.
Also Agent for the best Sewing Machine
tli at is made-
May 5,1871. I !yr:
DR. I. R. POWELL,
Thankful for the patronage
enjoyed heretofore, takes this method of con.
tinning the offer of his professional services to
patrons and fiieuds.
Way 6. 1871. L—IZIi
M EJDIO A L.
DR J. R. SMITH late of SandersvilleGa.,
offers his Professional services to the
citizens of Louisville, and Jefferson county.
An experience of nearly forty years in the
profession, should entitle him to Public Con
fidenre. Special attention paid to Obstetrics
and the diseases of women and children.
flow at Mrs. Doctor Millars.
Louisville June 20,1871. Btf.
Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., Friday, November 3, 1871.
The Copartnership heretofore ex.
isting between the undersigned, un
der the firm name of
SAMUEL M. LEDERER & CO.
is this day dissolved by mutual con
Messrs ISAAC M. FRANK and
FUSTAVE ECKSTEIN are alone
authorized to settle the affairs of the
late firm, collect all moneys due,
and sign in liquidation.
SAM’L M. LEDERER,
I. M. FRANK,
Savannah, July lSth, 1871.
The undersigned have this day
associated themselves together as
Partners for the transaction of a
business in the City o( Savannah,
under the firm name of
FRANK & ECKSTEIN.
AT 131 BROUGHTON ST.,
where they will continue to carry an
extensive stock ot
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Possessing facilities to purchase
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ue to offer such
as will make it the interest of
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Thanking you for the kind favors
bestowed on the late firm, we re
spectfully solicit your patronage in
future. Also an early examination
of our stock and prices.
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Ate re pectfully solicited for the erection of a
Confederate Dead of Georgia,
And those Soldiers from other Confederate
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THE MONUMENT TO COST $60,090.
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the Monument, the iuserptioii thereon, the site
therefor, select an orator for the occasion, and
regulate the ceremonies to be observed when
he corner-stone i« laid to-wit:
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Stovall, W. M. Gardner, Goode Bryan, Colo
onels C. Stead, Wm. P. Crawford, Majors
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Ganahl, I. P. Girardey, Hon. R. H. May, Adam
Johnston, Jonathan M. Miller, W, H. Good
rich, J, D. Butt, Henry Moore, Dr. W. E. Dear
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W. C D, ROBERTS Agent at Sparta, Ga.
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August 26, 85 2m pm
The Wife of Washingiou la her Workroom.
BY JAMES PA It TON.
There are fine ladies, it is said, at
present, who disdain ihe homely,
honorable duties < f house-keeping,
thinking it beneath them to attend
to the comfort, happiness and dig
nity of their families. If any such
there are, I should like to invite
them to look into the workroom
of Mrs. Washington, at Mount Ver
non, ihe apartment in which the first
lady of Virginia, in Virginia’s palmy
days, used to spend her mornings at
work, surrounded by busy servants.
Every great house in Virginia had
sucli a room in old times, and ladies
plumed themselves upon excelling
in the household arts practiced
therein. This particular work
room at Mount Vernon is described
in old letters of the period, copied
and given to the world some years
ago, by the late Bishop Meade, of
lt was a plain, good sized apart
ment, arranged and furnished with
a view to facilitating work. At one
end, there was a large table for cut
ting out clothes upon. At that time,
every garment worn hy the slaves
had to be cut out and sewed, either
hy the ladies of the mansion-house,
or under their superintendence.—
The greater part of General Wash
ington’s slaves worked on planta
tions several miles distant from his
home, and were provided for b\
their several overseers ; hut there
were a great numb' r of household
servants at Mount Vernon, besides
grooms, gardeners fishermen and
others, fiir whom the lady of I lie
house had to think and contrive.—
At that broad table, sat a skillful,
nice-looking negro woman, some
what advanced in years, with a pair
ot shears in her hand, cutting, cut
ting, cutting, almost all day and ev
ery day, the countless trcAvsers,
dresses, jackets and shirts, needed
by a family of, perhaps a hundred
persons. Everything worn by tin
General or hy herself, except ilieir
best outside garments, which weic
imported from London, were made
in that room, under the eye of the
lady ol the house.
All the commoner fabrics, too,
were home-made. On one side ol
the room, sal a young colored wo
man spinning yarn ; on another, her
mother knitting ; elsewhere, a wo
man doing some of the finer ironing;
here a woman winding ; there a lit
tle colored girl learning to sew. In
the midst of all this industry, sal
Mrs. Washington, ready lo solve dif
ficulties as they arose, aud prompt
to set right any operation that mighr
be going wrong. She was always
knitting. From morning till dinner
—which was two o’clock—her knit
ting was seldom out of her hands.
In this workroom, she usually re
ceived the ladies of her familiar ac
quintauce, when ihey called in the
morning, but she never laid aside
her knitting. The click of Irer nee
dles was|always heard in the pauses
Her friends were surprised to see
her, after her eight years’ residence
at the seat of Government, instant
ly resume her former way of lile.
They found her as of old, in her
workroom, with her servants about
her, knitting and giving directions.
One lady, who visited her after the
General’s retirement from the presi
dency, gives an instance of her pru
“She points out lo me several
pairs of nice colored stockings and
gloves she had just finished, and
presents me with a pair half done,
which she begs I will Jinish and wear
for her sake."
Thus she contrived in one and the
same act, to make a present and
give a practical lesson in industry.
She was, indeed, a signal example
of that virtue, at a lime wheu ladies
of wealth and importance could
scarcely avoid practicing ii. She
used to speak of the lime spent in
levees and other ceremonial duties,
as, “my lost days.”
_ The chief labor of the mistress of
a house then was in training ser
vants. Mrs. Washington, like the
other Virginia ladies, had an eye
upon the families of her slaves—
and most of them had very large
families—and when she noticed a
little girl that seemed bright and
apt to learn, she would have her
come to the workroom, where she
would be taught to sew, and after
wards, other home arts. In this
way, the house was kept supplied
with good cooks, chamber-maids,
seamstresses and nurses. Promis
ing girls were regularly brought up,
or, as we may say, apprenticed to
the household trade which they
were lo spend their life in exercis
Th : s training of servants was for-
merly supposed to be part of the
duty of all [Distresses ot great hous
es, whether the servants were white
or black, bond or free. Ladies did
n >t then regard a house with alt its
complicated and 4 business apparatus,
as a clock, which, being wound up
alter breakfast, would run twenty
four hours without further attention.
Having themselves actually per
formed all the operations ot house
keeping, and having ucquitej skill
in their performance, they knew
that a good servant is not horn, but
made; anil they were willing to
take a world of trouble in forming a
servant, in order that by an by they
might enjoy the ease and pleasure
derived from skillful service. 1
must confess that sometimes; when
I have heard ladies complaining ol
the awkwardness of girls who, until
recently, had never seen a house
hold implement more complicated
than a poker, or an iron pot, the
thought has occurred lo me that pos
sibly, if they woul I lake same trou
ble to leach such girls their duiv,
they would observe a gradual im
There is a tradition in Virginia
that Mrs. Washington, with all her
good qualities, was a little tart in
her temper, anil favored the Genetal,
occasionally, with a nocturnal dis
course, too much in the style of Mis.
Caudle. The story rests upon the
slightest foundation, anil it is safe to
disiegard. Ureal housekeepers, how
ever, a:c not usually noted lor amia
bility of disposition, and ladies
whose husbands are very famous,
are apt lobe over run with compa
ny, which is not conducive to do
mestic peace, nor does it tend to
curb the license of a woman’s tongue
to remember that, at her marriage,
shejbtoughi her husband a vast in
crease, both ot his estate, and of his
importance in the social system.
Ho w tar George Washingiou was,
in his youth, trom anticipating the
splendid career that awaited him !
H-; was by no means so favored in
lortune and family, as his biogra
phers would have us believe. Ev
ery reader, I suppose, remembers
the line tale, which even Mr. Irving
repeats, of the youthful Washington,
gelling a midshipman's commission,
and yielding it again to his mother’s
tears. There lay the British man
of-war at anchor in the river. The
boat was on shore ; the lad’s trunk
was packed ; and, I think, his uni
form was on. But, at the last mo
ment, the tender youth, overcome by
tiis mother’s tears, declined to go.
Such is the romance, 'ihe truth
was this: .
His mother, left a widow, was
anxious for the future of her boy,
fourteen years of age, whose only
inheritance was a farm and tract ot
land on the Rappahannoc, of no
great value or promise. She was
advised to send the lail to sea, before
the mast, in one of the tobacco ships
that so often ascended the broad riv
ers of Virginia. She was fora while
disposed to favor the scheme- But
her brother, Joseph Ball, a London
lawyer, iu large practice, remon
strated against her sacrificing her
son in that way, and advised her to
bring him up a planter.
“1 understand,” he wrote, “that
you are advised, and have since
thought of putting your son George
to sea. I think he had belter be put
apprentice lo a tinker, fora common
sailor before the mast has by no
means the common liberty of the
subject; for they will press him from
a ship where he has fifty shillings a
month, and make him lake twenty
three, and cut and slash, and use
him like a dog. And as to any con
siderable preferment in the navy, it
is not lo be expected, as there are
always so many gaping for it here,
who have interest, and he has none."
He proceeds to tell her that, a
Virginia planter, with three or four
hundred acres of land, and three or
four slaves, has a great deal better
chance ol winning a comfortable
aiul independent position, than even
the captain of a merchant ship—and
it was Far from easy to get to be
captain. “George,” he concluded,
“must not be iu too great haste to
he rich, nor aim at being a fine gen
tleman before bis time; but go on
gently and with patience.” The
mother accepted this view of the
situation, and the boy was not cut
anil slashed on board ship. He
learned, as we all know, the busi
ness of a surveyor, and practiced
that vocation until the death of his
brother gave him a competent es
He was Colonel commanding the
Virginia troops, twenty-seven years
of age, and shining with the lustre
of tho fame recently won on Brad
ilock’s field, when first the rich
young widow Custis cast upon him
admiring eyes. He was riding,
booted and spurred, in hot htiste,
from headquarters to the capital of
the province, where he was to con
fer with the Governor concerning
the defence of the frontiers. With-
iii a lew miles of his destination, he
was pressed by a friend to stay to
dinner. With extreme reluctance
he consented, intending to mount
the moment the meal was over. At
the table he met the widow, and
was captivated. The horses were
pawing at the door, but the young
Colonel came not forth. The after
noon llew by, yet became not. Eve
ning drew on, the horses were tak
en back to the stable—Col. Wash
ington had made up his mirid to stop
all night. It was not till the next
morning that he rode avvav.
Within a year they were married
at the “White House,” which was
her home, and they took up their a
bode at Mount Vernon soon after.
Her husband had left a vast estate
in lands, and forty-five thousand
pounds in money, one-third of which
was hers, and now became the joint
property of Colonel Washington and
herself. By their marriage, he be
came one of the richest men in Vir
ginia. She gained an excellent hus
band, and her three children a wise
and careful lather.
It any lady in Virginia could claim
exemption from the cares and labors
of a household, on account of her
wealth and social standing, it was
Mrs. Washington. She had been an
heiress and a beauty. For genera
tions her ancestors had been persons
of wealth and high consideration.
Her first husband possessed a great
fortune, and her second was the
most illustrious personage of his
time. But she deemed it a prtvj.
lege to attend to the details of house
keeping, and regarded the days
when she was obliged to shine in the
drawing-room, as “lost.”
A Certain Cure for Earache.
We have recently seen several
recipes published»as beneficial in ca
ses of earache ; but one who has a
severe attack of that malady will,
we think, soon find the inefficiency
of them all. There is, however,
one remedy which the experience of
twenty s ears has taught us is unfuil
ing. We have seen it repeatedly
tried in our own family, and have
frequently recommended it to oth
ers, alsvays with the same satisfac
No house should be without its
bottle of arnica. It is indispensible
in cases of cuts, burns, and bruises,
and in earache it is a sovereign cure.
As soon as any soreness is felt in the
ear—which feeling almost always
procedes the regular “ache”—let
three or four drops of tincture of
arnica be poured in it, and then the
orifice filled with a little cotton to
exclude the air; and in a short time
the uneasiness is forgotten. If the
arnica is not resorted to umil there
is act ial pain, the cure may not be
so speedy, but it is just as certain.
If one application of the arnica does
not effect a cure, it will be necessa
ry to repeat it, it rnay be several
limes. It is a sure preventive for
gathering in the ear, which is the
usual cause of earache.
We have never yet known any
harm of serious inconvenience to at
tend this use of arnica; though if
the spirits with which it is made
are very strong, it may be diluted
with a little water, as the spirits—
not the arnica—will sometimes cause
a temporary dizziness of the head,
which is unpleasant.— Authur's Mag
As we have frequently spoken
against the use of tabacco, we are
willing to say a word in its favor.
It once saved a man from being de
voured by cannibals. The man was
one of a party. His companrans
were eaten. One of the natives af
terward explained that our hero was
not partaken of “ ’Cause him taste
100 like tobacco.” But as the man
was killed, it is hardly worth while
for travelers to begin to use tobac
co as a safeguard.
A want of familiarity between
parents and children upon religious
mailers, aud a constrained inter
course between ihem, is a key to
the failuie of many parents in their
efforts to train up their children in
the way they should go, as well as
fruitful sources of infidelity in the
What is Home? —“Home,” says
Robertson in his sermons, “is the
one place where hearts are sure of
each other. It is the place of corifi
dence. It is the place where \ve
tear of that mask of guarded aind
suspicious coldness which theWOHd
forces on us to wear in self defence,
and where we pour oot the unre
serve I communication of full and
confiding hearts. It is the spot
where expressions of tenderijfss
gush out without any dread of ridi
cule. Let a maa travel where drjll,
home is the place to which ‘heart
untraveled fondly turns.’ He Is to
divide all pain. A happy Home! is
the single spot of rest which a titan
has upon this earih for the cultiya-,
lion ol his noblest sensibilities,”