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E. B. WALKER,
a. o. tatbs,
CROSS An’CH R, G BORGIA,
Js prepared to do all kind* of painting.
Tlione wishing woik done in hi< line
will do well to give him a trial. ['t
bit. A. *. WHITAKER,
OFFERS HIS PROFESSIONAL SERVICE-;
in all the branches of the practice of
medicine to the citizens of Palmetto and
He tenders his thanks for former patronage
ani solicits and increase in the future.
jOT Residence at the late lesidcnce
A. C. Latham.
Dll. F. M. HARKELL,
Proposes to offer hh services
To the citizens of Palmetto, and the
om nunity at large. He is prepared to prac
tice in Campbell, Fayette, Douglas and
He sol cits a share of the -public patronage.
him a call.
Dr. A. G. Hui.skv Capt. J. W. Nelms
IJUL.SEY & NELMS,
Drugs and Family Groceries,
Between E’dcr & Bro., dW, T. Roberts A
Cos., Railroad street, Fairuurn, Ga.
Their stock is always full. They are also
General Guano Agents, and Farmers is need
of Fertilizers can get any kind they want
by calling on them. jan3! tt
GKICE & ROAN,
ATIORNEYS AT LAW
p&- Office in the J ihnsan Building.
' DR. J. H. \vXTKXNS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office at Resilence. fup23lf.
TUB FINEST TABLE CORN for
Lame York Sweet Jurn—An impro
▼ed variety, of very large size, rich *u>
gary flavor, and exceedingly productive
Packet (by mail) 25 cents.
AU> a general assortment of select
Garden and flower Seeds—s3.
|4., ann $5. coliections of the choicest
arietics mailed to auy address on re
ceipt of remittance.
Refer (by permission to Hon.J S
Black, YVasbnigtonJD. G., YVeiser, Son
Carl, Bankers, York, Pa,
JSDW’DJ. EVANSI& CO-,
Nurserymen art i Sccdsnun, Yo.k,r’.i.
THE PALMETTO SHIELD.
Give ear, fair daughter of love, to
the instructions of prudence, and let
the precepts of life sink deep in thy
heart; so shall the charms of thy mind
add in tie to the elegance of thy form)
and thy beauty, like (lie rose it refl'-m
--hit th, shall re’ain its sweetness when
he l lootn is wit eted.
In the spring of thy youth, in the
moaning of thy d.ys; when the eves
of men gaze on thee with delight, and
nature whispereth in thine ears the
meanings of their looks s ah t hear
with caution their seducing words;
guard well thy heart, nor listen to
their soft persuasions.
R"member thon art made man's rea
-8 mable comp tt.io :,not the slave of his
passions; the end of thy being is not
merely to gratify itis loose desires, but
to assist him in the toils of life; to
sooth him with thy tenderness, and to
recompense his cure with soft endear*
Who is she that winneth the heart
of a man, that subdueth him to loTe,
and feigning in his 1 reast?
Lo! yonder site walketh in maiden
sweetess, with innocence in her mind
and modesty on her cheek.
Her hand sceketli employment, her
foot deligliteth not in gaddin • abroad.
She is clothed with neatness, site is
fed with temperance ; humility and
meekness are ns a cio .vn of glory cir
cling Iter head.
On her tongue dwelleth music, the
sweetness of honey flows from her lips.
Decency is in all her words, in Iter
answers are mildness and truth.
Submission and obedience are the
lessons of her life, and peace and hap
piness are her reward.
Before her steps walketh prudence,
and virtue attendeth at Iter right
Her eve secketh softness and love ;
but discretion, with a sceptre, eitteth
on her brow.
The tongue of the licentious is dumb
in her presence, the awe of her virtue
keepeth him silent.
When scandal is busy, and the fame
of her neighbor is tossed from tongue,
if chraity and good nature open not
her mouth, the finger of silenceresleth
on her lip.
Her breast is the mansion of good
ness, and therefore she suspecteth no
evil of others.
Happy is the man that shall make
her his wife; happy is the ci ild that
shall call her mother.
She presideth in the house, and there
is peace; she commandetli with judge
ment and is obeyed.
She ariseth in the morning, she con
aiders her affiirs and appointeth to
every one their proper business.
The care of her family is her whole
delight, to that alone she applieth her
study, and elegance with frugality is
seen in her mansion.
The prudence of her manigement is
an honor to her husband, and he bear
nth her praise with delight.
She informed) the minds of her
children with wisdom, she fashioneth
their manners from die example of her
The word of her month is the law of
their youth, fie motion of her eye com
Slie speakelh and the servants fly ;
she pointeth and the thing is done.
For the law of love is in their hearts,
I and her kindness addeth wings to their
In prosperity, she is not puffed up ;
in adversity, she beareth the stings of
fortune with patienc?.
The troubles ol her luisband are al
leviated by i'c; counsels, and softened
by her endearments; he pnttetli his
i heart in her bosom, aud receiveth
Hold On—Hod on to jmnr tongue
when you are just ready t > swear or
Rpeak ha. silly, o.- use any improper
U..IJ on to your feet when you arc
on the p.iut of kicking or running
away from study, or pursuing the path
of error, shame or crime.
Hold on to your temper when you
are angry, excited, or imposed upon,
or others angry about you.
Hold on (o your good name at all
times, for it is much more valuable to
you than gold, high places, or faehion
Hold on to truth, fr r it will serve
yon well, and do yon good tliroughont
PALMETTO, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1873,
I love pictures! Someone has so
beautifully expressed the idea that I
cannot refrain from borrowing it
“pictures are loopholes for the soul to
look through.” They lift us from the
barren dreariness of winter to the
beattty of midsummer, carrying the
mind Weary of tl c narrow limits, the
dust and noise of the city street*, to
the exquisite freshness and quiet of a
I love music!—biid songs, quieting
the restless impatience that becomes a
part of some lives. Sometimes the
sweet Wotds sung by the dear votin'’-
singer of the household, sometimes the
music dtawn Gum the piano by the
singer’s light fingers,
Kind words, a gentle deference, a
yielding of soli —little things! but
they make up the web of life Why
not weave in as many bright, harmo
nious colors as the influence about us
will permit?—have beautiful things
about ns,suggesting beautiful thoughts
and originating pure, true ideas of
life’s better part. Seek the pleasant
little tilings of life, and their uniting
will form the gloih us whole of happi
ness that we call a beautiful life.—
Mistakes of life, so-called, are the
slighting of little things —little op
portunities of doing good. We foi get
that even a cup of water given in His
name is precious in His sight. He lias
made little things the most precious;
little flowers, little drops of water—a
little world of life in itself,little pearls,
little child t en—God's best gifts.
“The w orld is wide, these things are
They tn y be little, bnt they're all!”
Josh Billiugs on Hie Mule.
The mule is half boss, and half Jack
ass, and then comes to a full stop na
ture diskivering her mistake. They
weigh more akordin to their heft, than
auy other krectur, except a crowbar.
Tha kant hear any quicker, nor futh
er than the boss yet their eai s are big
ennfffor snow shoes. You kant tinst
them with anny one whose life air.t
w*rth anny more than the mule. The
only wa tu keep them in a pastin', is
to torn them into a inedder jioin’. and
let them jump in. Tha ar reddy for
use just as >OOll as tha wiil do to abuse.
Tha baint got anny friends, and will
;ivc on liuckel beiry orush, with an
ockasional change at Kanada thissles.
Thu ar a modern invenslinm, I don’t
think the Bible a'liiib s tll them at all.
Tha sell tur tin le n.tn.ey than enny
other and mestie animal. Yon kai.t tell
their age by looking in their mouth,
more than a tnexican cannon. Tha
liav no disease that a good club wont
heal. Tha ar like sum men, verry kur
rubt at barte; ive known them to bo
a good mules lur 6 mouths, just tu git
a good chance til kick suuibody, I nev
er mean to, unless there is a United
States law parsed n qniritig it.
I have st en edducaled mules in a sir
kits. Tha kould kick and bite tremen
jis. I would not sa what I urn forced
to sa agin the mule, if his birth wont
an out rage, and man want to blamo
Enny man win iz willing tu diive a
mule, ought tube exempt by law from
running for the legislutur. Tha are
the strongest creeturs on earth, and
heaviest tu that- size. I herd tell of
one who felopli from the tow path, on
theEria kanal.sunk assoonas hetouch
bottom, but be kept rite on towin the
boat tu the next stashun bieathing
thru his cars, which stuck out ov the
water about 2 feet 6 inches. I did’nt
>ee this and and, but an auctioneer told me
ov it, and I never knew an auctioneer
to tell a lie unless it was absolutely
Cure for Snake Bite. —Take one ta
blespootiful of gunpowder and Halt aud
the yellow of an egg, and mix so as to
make a piaster, place on cloth and ap
ply to the wound, letting it extend an
inch od all sides of the wound. Ar
the poison is drawn the plasivr will
lose its sticking qualities and when
full will fall i ff. Apply anew plaiter
until it sticks, which is an evidence
th >t the poison is all our. This will
cure po’sori on either man or beast.
Cut tins out and save it
What is tlm (iitferance between
a lady and a postage stamp ? One is
a female and the other is a mail fee.
JST A handsome tiling in shawls
A pietlj girl.
The A’oi-e of Children.
There is too much fussing about the
noise of childrcfc, consequent upon too
lit tie knowledge of (lie requirements
of yonth in its rffervtscing state. If
growth and health are considered in
their true beatings, children cannot
make too much noise.
The schoolmistress who enforces si
lence on her pupils is committing, un~
intentionally, if .course, ati off-use
against reason, worthy only of a con*
Every burst of laughter, every
shout, nay, every moderate fit of cry
ing, conduces to health, by tapidly
filling and emptying the lungs, and
changing the blood mot* rapidly from
black to red—that is, from death to
Andrew Combe is a great authority
in such matters as these, and h ■ tells
the story of a great charity school,
where the pttpiU a-e forced to be so
silent that a large portion of them fell
Without doubt this is one good rea
son why children of delicate constitu
tions cannot go through our public
schools without breaking down. They
are kept too still.
Often, too, teachers arc disposed to
insist on a posture so erect as to be
absolutely injurious; for the body has
more parts than one, and while to sit
upright is good for the chest, it is, if
long continued, an intense strain on
Toe truth is, children should not he
subject to monotony of any kind.—
Tliev should speak and tie si! :nt, sit
erect and 1011, very much as nature in
clines grown people to do. It is time
that more attention he paid to the
Kindergarten system in schools, and
less to the State prisou ones i gener
ally in vogue.— Home, Farm dc Or
A Spirit Baby.
The New York correspondent < f the
St. Louis Republican tells the following
rematkaole .tough yarn in a late let
There’s a school maim down East
who lias a plian'om scholar, you\e all
heard about; but a Southern lady was
in tin's city last week who has a spirit
bahy. Four months ago she lost a
child of five months. She is a delicate
fragile creature, and the loss of her
babe neai iy killed her Four days af
ter the little creature’s death, and just
at dusk, she became aware cf sonie
thirg pulling at her dross, and tlieie
was her little bahy back upon her bo6s
om. From that time to tin's the baby
comes back to bo nursed as the even
ing shadows fall. Stie cannot see it,
but she feels i's little hands padding
about as a baby’s will, and those
around her can see her disarranged,
her collar pulled, and the indentations
on her host m made by the invisible
fingers of the spirit baby. Her physi
cian is staggered. There is no alter
ation in her physical condition, everyi
thing goes on as if she was nourishing
a living child. The lady is not a spir
itualist, excessively refined and aris
tocratic, and she shrinks from having
tlie phenomenon made public, but ev
ery night she cradles in her arms hei
intangible baby. She feels its unseen
mouth warm against her, and she
bends with bitter tears above the in
visible little visitant. It is not a de
sirable possession, and I should advise
her to wean it as soon as possible.
A Fpoji.ed Conundrum.— One of the
beet dressed and most brilliant voting
men in Chicago, who parts his hair in
the middle, essayed to delight a select
party of ladies and g- ntlcmen one
evening by a few flushes of wit.
The most noticeable scintillation of
his wit was a conoudrum:
“ Haw,” said he, “ when is a lady
not a lady ?”
Nobody could tell,and thv propound
cr of the conuudrn n gave the answer.
“ Y\ hen slut's a little buggy.”
A dead siience fell on the company,
and the funny man was the focus cf
many singular glances.
He soon h come conscious that
“someone had blundered”.
Se he dived iuto a vest pocket,
brought out a newspaper scrap, read
it attentively three or four times and
then brightened up.
“Haw—■ye-," he said, “ofconasr—
haw yes—haw—when she's a little
sulky Knew it was some kind of a
Their Value is by do means apprecia
ted, lut the rapidity with which peo
ple are naking up to their necessity
and usefulness is one of the significant
signs of the times. Few families are
now content with a single newspaper.
Hie tliirst for knowledge is not easily
sitiated, and tanka, though useful
yea, absolutely nec ssary in their
places, fail to meet the demands of
youth or age. The village newspaper
is eagi rly sought after, and contents
as eagerly devoured. Then comes the
demand for the County news,Stats news
national and foreign news. Next to
po! teal come h- i terary and scien
tific journals. This variety is demand
ed to satisfy the active mind.
News; aper* are also valuable to ma
terial prosperity. They advertise the
village, country or I'reality. Tly
spread before the reader a map, on
which miy l>e traced character, design,
prngres*. If a Stranger call* at a ho
tel, ht* first inquires for a village news
paper; if a friend comes from a dis
tance, the very next thing after a fam
ily gte ting, he asks for your village
New.-papct; ad you feel discomfited
if you are unable to find a late copy,
and confounded if compelled to say
you do not take it.
The newspapers is just a* necessary
to fit a man fur his truj position iu
life as food or raiment. Show us a
ragged, bare foot boy, rather than aa
ignorant one. His head will cover hia I
feet in after life if he is well supplied
with newspapers. Show us the child
that is eager for newspahers—he will •
make the man of inaik in after life if
you gratify the desire for knowledge.
Other things being rqtial it is a rul r
that never fail*. Give the children
A True Friend.
Cone ruing the many you call your
friend, tell me will he weep with you
in hours of distress? Will lie faithfully
reprove you to your face, for actions
lor which others are ridiculing and cen
miring you behind your back? Will he
d..re to stand forth in your defense,
when detraction is secretly aiming its
deadly weapon at your reputation?—
Will he acknowledge you with the
same friendly attention in the oimpn
ny of your superiors in rank and for
tune, as when the claims of pride do
not interfere with those of friendship?
If misfortunes and Ingres should ob
iipe you to retire into a wall of life in.
which you cannot appear with the
same liberality as for erly, will h
st II think himself happy in your socie
ty, and instead ol withdrawing him
self from an unprofitable connection,
take pleasure in professing him your
friend, and cheerfully assist you to
support the brethren of your affections?
\\ hen sickness shall call yon to retire
from the gay and busy scenes of the
world, will he follow you into your
gloomy retreat, listen with attention to
your “tale of symptong,” and adminis
ter the balm of consolation to your
faiuting spirits? And lastly, when
death shall buret asunder every earth
ly tie, will he shed a tear upon your
grave, and lodge the dear remembrance
of your mutual friendship in his heart?
Firmness or Character.- Miss As
gus'a, in her day, was considered a
fine prima dona* She was possessed
of a considerable talent, but especially
of a very firm aLd decided character.
On one occasion, while in Beilin, she
attended*a ball. Among the guests
present was the great Frederick II He
was anxious to hear her sing, and sent
one of his chamberlains to request hpr
to sing. Miss Augusta replied that
she had not come to the b..1l for that
purpose, and could not grant the re
quest. Frederick being thus oppose!
■’n his wishes, forgot for ore moniru
the philo opher that lie was, aud only
remembered that he was a king. He
sent back his cliambet'ain with the fol
lowing message: “Miss, it is the King
who begs you to sing, and he is not in
the habit of being refused.”
“Sir,” replied the young prima don
na, " tell the King that he has a
thousand ways of making me weep,
but not one of making me eirjg.
$Sf Did you ever know a good man j
or pure woman utterly ruined by out
side attacks u on ther reputation? No,
n -ver. The abuse of a good man is
cimmonly the headwind that fans tbs
tires of his own furnauce and giv s
Lieu the greater headway. No true
man was ever kept down while he w*
trne to conscience and to God Wh n.
character Is destroyed, it is never m tr -
der, it is suicide.
This Hand Never Struck Me.—W>
rvcently heard lire following teaching
incident: A litt'e boy had died: HU
body was laid out inadatkened retiied
room, waiting to be laid away in ihe*
cold lone grave His aflltcted mother
and beraaved little sister went it, to*
look at the sweet face of the previous,
sleeper, for his face was beautiful ii*
death. As they stood gazing on tk
face of true so beloved and cherished,,
the little girl asked to shake his hand „
The mother at first did not think it
fnst, but the child repeated the re
quest, and seemed very anxious about
it. bite took the cold, bloodless han't*
of her sleeping boy and placed it in
the hand of his weeping sister.
Tha dear child looked at it a mo
ment, caressed it fondly, and then look
ed up to 1 er mother through the tears l
of affliction and love, and said :
Mother, this hand never struck
Natura ists have declared that
the cockroach has no double teethe
This is an important fact, and ought
to be introduced into all the primary
school books of A Inerica.
tGf* A small boy iu olio of our pub
lic schools was a. ked to define the
word admission, and replied that it
meant twenty-five cents, elihdren half
SEN. LEE AT “STONEWALL’S" GRAVE
A H X 13 INCH ENGRAVING of the-
UV grave of ‘•Stonewall” Jack* n iu the
Lexington. Va., oeroetery. The noble Gen.
Lee stands beside the flower-strewn grave
over which hangs a weeping willow. I tbo
distance is to be seen a beautiful landscape;
hills decked in Verdure, clouds as natural ase
real ones, and many other things which make
■ his pic urea gem at art; one which sbouldt
hang in the parlor of every Southern heme.
A copy of this beautiful Engraving w U b'
sent by mail, post paid, to ever wee r-oa send
>t*g s't ccats tor six months subscription to
“ BIRltdW 9 MONTHLY SOITEMR, ”
Published at Bristol, Tetin., by
JO. ft W. M. BURROW,
FIRST NEW SPRING GOODS !
MISS QUEEN SMITH
Has just received from NowY.rk *
LARGE STOCK OF MILLINERY GOODS,-
She has opened in the now building
on Toombs Street, recently occupied lr
Messrs. Barnes & Ellington. She is*
now prepared to sell those who may'
favor her with a call, these Goods, t
ria.v.nsible prices. Ladies give tier"
a call. apt 2 Bin.
SETO t' Ilf ERICS I.IST OP
Blinds, Doors, Mouldiniis. Slate aud Map
! b e ManteU, and alt kind* of Building Ma
il* iL. Aapl* Stock and facilities an
| GEO. 0. STEVENS A GO , Baltimore;
L. B. LANGFOKI),
WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL DEALER IX
Stoves, Hollow Ware,,
BlofkTli, Tin riale, ‘heel Iron k Trimmers’’
Blate Mantels and Grafts,
Hou*c-Furnishing Goads of ptvij descriptions
Georgia Marble Stones.
Keyaton* Block, Whitehall etroet,
gent’for the aelebraterf "Charter Oak Stove,
oat l 8 3m
THE “VICTOR” St M. CO
Krw SF.WIXd MACHINE
“V I CTO R”
Runs very Easy,
Runs very Fuat,.
Runs rery Still'
Has New Shuttle Superior to aIU
Great Improvements in Needle,
Cannot he Set Wrong.-
t&- Agents Wanted.
Addess THE "VICTOR” S. M. CO,
No 54 Tenth St. 4 doors west and
oadwsy, N. Y.
; THE PLACE TO HI V GOODS-
W WHERE IfOU ALWAYS GKT
The Worth Of Your Money
AND THE PUIILIC
WILL FIND THAT PLACE BY tUI.IiUI Af
FRONTING THE RAILROAD-
Dealer in family groceries an r
Ho keepe ce .s-tant’y otr hand Swe-d f r „ ~
Plow Hill! Cert Steal, Trace and Br ,it Oh m. v
llanvt Shovels Spades and Axe-i of the hen*
( nows, and Heel bolt* for everybodv froft*
t'-e Southern Agricultural works C
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