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T F. RERDTNG, Attorney at LaW,
tl • Baraesville, Pike co, Ga. Will practice in the
ciuinties comprising the Flint Judicial Circuit, and
fl-ewhere by special ontract AH business promptly
?"*ndwl to. Othce in Elder's building, over Chamber’s
I in Store. aug(s- y.
’THOMAS BEALL, Attorney at Law,
l Thoinaston, Ga. Will practice in the Flint Cir
mit, aud elsewhere by special contract aug27-ly
\\T T. WEAVER, Attorney at Law,
' t • Thom as toll, Ga. Will practice in all the
f 'urts of the Flint Circuit, and ekewhere by special
[OIIN I. HALL, Attorney and Counsellor
f J »tL*w Will practice In the counties composing
'w Flint Cirmit. In the Supreme Court of Georgia,
'n the District Court of the United States for the
e«rthern ami Son'hern Districts of Georgia.
ihom:ißton, Ga., June 18th, 187P-ly.
\ W. THURMAN, Attorney at Law,
Ti * Fv.irneavUle, Cl a. Will Practice in the Courts of
Hint t'ircuit,and lilseMlnue by Special Contract,
ouupt attention given to all collection of claims,
TOSEPH H. SMITH, Attorney and
< onnsellor at Law. Office Corner Whitehall and
Uliin, a, Ga. Will practice in ihe Su
mmer ° Urts of Coweta and Flint Circuits, the Su-
L 1 °I lrt of the State, and the United States’ Din-
Ati "»* communications addressed to him at
'rill receive prompt attention. spri!9-ly
A M>ERSON &, McCALLA. Attorneys
| : , r j lt haw, Covington, Georgia. Will attend regu
fl an, ‘ ’’factice in the Superior Courts of the
y „ 1 ij l * Newton, Butts, Henry, Spalding Pike,
VI ne » opson, Morgan, DeKalb, Gwinnette and ,las
TAMES M. MATIIEWS, Attorney at
Du W *’ Tslbotton, Ga.. will practice all the counties
2 Chattahoochee Circuit and elsewhere by
\\ & WILLIS, Attorneys at Law
Prompt attention given to
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TRIPPE, Attorney at Law
* lll in the UnltA'a P rao, l c © in the State Courts
Savannah, (j, 0(1 District Court at Atlanta and
—— — _ ’ dec 0-ly
»T# Attorney at Law, Barness
Flint Ci’rc'u Practice in all the counties of
— — Btu * Supreme Court of the State.
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* rr i»ether h . atta hoocheo Circuit, and Upson and
P«SS. ERS will continue the practice
Ftore. a clß ®* Office at B. D. Hardaway’s Drug
J ) notify t ?/.}• HANNAH, is pleased to
nos Upson that he ▼ill continue
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unT y* ll P rß ctlce In Circuit Courts o
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As heretofore, the local news of this and the adjoining
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THOMASTON, GA., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1870.
T ermont has a man with a beard seven
A Chippewa Indian is preaching Sunday
sermons in Troy, N. Y.
Wisconsin farmers use dog power for
their cider eider mills.
Boston imports $5,000 worth of false
hair every week.
Sweet potato juice is the Jersey cosmetic
for clear coinplections.
A piece of calico a mile long has been
manufactured in New England.
sporting club, with fifty
members, hunted all one day to kill a quail.
Don Pedro, King of Brazil, it is said,
intends to come to the United States soon.
Virginia has voted to furnish wooden
legs to maimed Confederate soldiers.
The popular colored ink for writing love
letters now is violet, because it fades so
The ship Goleonda takes out 300 negro
emigrants from Norfolk, Va., to Liberia,
Western corn husks have given large
numbers of hogs a disease called the “mad
The tooth of a mastodon, weighing two
pounds, was recently found by a child at
Mill Creek, Ind.
Denver has five shade trees to every in
habitant, which is to avoid exigencies in
case of hanging.
New Yotk young ladies are forming
“walking clubs” for the purpose of walking
eight or ten miles a day.
It is calculated that tight lacing saves
this country $2,000,000 in board alone
A Louisville paper, six months establish
ed, has had four libel suits and a duel, so
The female school teachers of Crawford
county, Indiana, have pledged themselves
not to wear corsets.
Anew style of cards for the list of dances
at balls and parties is white, made in the
shape of a fan, with a pencil for a handle.
A young physician of Clinton, lowa, ex
ercises himself in a novel manner. He
climbs up a smoke stack 150 feet high, six
times a day.
A Kentuckian wants SIO,OOO damages
from a newspaper which published a first
rate obituary notice of him before he was
A census taker in. Missouri has found
one unmarried woman who acknowledged
to the age of Thirty. He wrote “heroine”
opposite her name. Later—lt is since as
certained that she is a widow.
October the 29th, a pair of San Jose
lovers, both under age, came to San Fran
cisco, hired a steam tug, proceeded a marine
league from the shore, and were duly mar
A fossil feather has been found by Dr.
Hayden, Wyoming Territory, and it is said
to be the first specimen on record. Scien
tific men have not decided whether it be
longs to a real bird, or to some link between
bird and reptile.
The New Hampshire Telegraph relates
that seven sportsmen armed with double
barreled guns, surrounded a squirrel in a
tree, or a tree with a sqirrel “into” it, in
the woods of Hollis, and as the squirrel
jumped, bang went the whole lot, and—
“the squirrel got away.”
Mud-turtle catching is said to be a re
munerative business at Richmond, Indiana.
One sportsman captured 775, weighing a
ton and a half. They sell for five cents
per pound live weight. The citizens of
Richmond must be surfeited with mud
A pine tree was recently cut in Hebron
township, Potter county, Pa., which show
ed the marks of a sharp instrument at the
heart. On counting the concentric circles
it was found to have been thirty-nine years
old when the cutting was done, and when
finally cut down two hundred and seventy
six years old.
An eccentric individual at Cambridge,
Mass., receutly procured three marriage
licenses on different days from the City
Clerk, with his own name inserted in each.
In reply to the inquiry of one of the officials,
he said that two of the women had refused
to marry him beoause be had not asked
them before procuring the license.
A man in New Hamsbire has a pair of
boots that were made for him when he was
married—thirty years ago. He has only
used them for wedding-boots since; but he
has lost many wives, and wedded so much,
that they are badly worn. He says they
can’t stand more than three more weddings,
nor he either.
A foot-ball manufacturer, casting about
for a light and permanently elastic stuffing
for his balls, hit upon sponge cut into small
pieces and treated with glycerine. The
material proved so decided a success that
he patented the idea, and sold his pa’ent
to be applied to upho stery purposes for
A wealthy lady of New York recently
went through an extraordinary perform
ance. She gave out her engagement to a
gentleman in Washington, had the cards
sent out, the guests came in numbers, many
presents were sent in, the clergyman was
ready, the bride waiting, but the groom
came not. On an explanation being de
manded of the astonished gentleman, it
appeared that the whole thing was a delu
sion or an invention of the lady’s, without
the slightest knowledge on his part. It
was a sad case of “marriage on the brain.”
Prof. Cocker, of Michigan University, an
Englishman himself, spent the summer in
the “old country,” and tells the story that
one well- informed person demonstrated to
him the impossibility of America’s becom
ing a great nation, because she had no coal,
and expressed a commendable degree of
surprise when he learned that when we
had scooped all the coal out of some of oar
districYsr, their little island could be dropped
clear out of sight in the hole.
New Yoak preachers get from $5 to SSOO
for tying the knot.
The Archbishop of Paris has given per- |
mission to use horse flesh on fast days.
Bishop Simp3on has declared in favor of
A Baptist Church in New Orleans was
recently offered the benefit of a horse race
to cancel its debts.
The Church of the Immaculate Concep
tion, in Washington City, was dedicated
A Hindoo widow has donated $2,500 to
enlarge a school of the London Missionary
Society at Burhampore, India.
Indianapolis is about to establish a Sun
day school especially for newsboys and
The Lutheran Synod of Northern Indi
ana elected, as a life director of its mission
ary society, &ing William of Prussia.
Father Benson and thirty of the “breth
ren” have sailed from Europe to found a
monastry in this country.
The General Council of the Lutheran
Church of North America assembled at
Lancaster, Ohio, on the 3d inst.
By order of the Pope, all the churches
will be closed during King Victor Emanuels
presence in the City of Rome.
The Catholic cathedral at lowa City
having been built on au insecure foundation,
is expected to fall at any moment. It cost
A layman of New York offers to maintain
for a year a Methodist Minister at Havana,
Cuba, to preach in English and study the
language of the people.
A spiritual strike is recorded in Elko,
Cal. By digging where a medium indicat
ed some believers uncovered a ledge which
panned out as high as $15,000 per ton.
Tho Greek Church is about to open a‘
chapel in London, one in New York, one
in New Orleans, while San Francisco has
become the See of a Greek Archbishop.
Ten or twelve full-blooded Indians desire
to become students in Highland University,
Kansas, with a view to enter the ministry
in the Presbyterian Church.
The Ladies’ Missionary Association, of
Hartford, Connecticut, have a mission in
Mexico, which numbers eight churches and
300 Mexican converts.
The opponents of Freemasonry have been
holding a convention at West Union, lowa.
Dr. Blanchurd, of Wheaton Collegej Illinois,
talked for three hours to prove that Mason
ry is the identical “harlot of Babylon.”
The Bishop of Calcutta has been visiting
Bu. rintih, but failed to obtain an interview
with the King, because Ilis majesty insist
ed that the right reverend gentleman should
squat cross- legged on a piece of carpet.
Pere Hyacinthe is going to marry that
American lady whom he converted to Cath
olicism, and who has lately modeled a
striking medallion of his handsome, stolid
A Swedish preacher, who studied thirteen
years at three different colleges, is serving
a congregation at $350 a 3’ear. He says
his wife can earn twice as much by sewing
as he can by preaching.
Miss Marianna Thompson, a young lady
who has just completed a three years’
course of study in a theological school, and
graduated, is now preaching at Grand
Rapids, Michigan, to a large and influen
The Central Advocate urges the appoint
ment of a dozen new Methodist Bishops,
who shall have restricted fields of labor and
be made dependent on their dioceses, and
not upon the Book Concern, for their sup
The New York Sun chronicles the arriv
al there of Bishop Paulus, of the Oriental
Church, for the purpose of establishing a
Greek Chapel in that city. There are
many Greek and Russian merchants in
New York, it is said, who will be served by
There is a town in northeastern Vermont
of nine hundred inhabitants. They do tot
maintain a church except by the help of
the Home Mission Society. The sum an
nually spent in the town for tobacco exceeds
five thousand dollars—more than the high
way, school and minister tax combined.
The Reveil recommends the clergy to
warn the people that if they die when fight
ing against the Prussians* they will go
straight to heaven without any purgatorial
difficulty or delay ; but that, if they keep
aloof from tho ramparts of France, they
will go with terrible swiftness to a very
The wife of Rev. C. G. Ames, Unitarian
minister of San Jose, Calforr.ia, supplies
his pal pit during his vacation absence.
Last Sabbath she prepared breakfast, dress
ed the children for morning Sunday school,
gave the baby over to the care of the grand
mother, went to church and preached to
the entire satisfaction of the large and crit
Mr. Spurgeon is about thirty-six years
old, and preached one thousand sermons
before he was twenty-one. For the last
five years 25,0(0 copies a week of his ser
mons have been sold. Not less than 14,
000,000 copies bava been sold in England,
besides 300,000 in America. From one to
threeyolumes have been]published in Welsh,
German, Swedish, Dutch and Italian, be
sides several sermons in Gaelic, Tamil and
the Maori language of New Zealand.
One after another, the religious papers are
giving their testimony against putting on
black as a sign of mourning. The Pitts
burg United Presbyterian says : “A fami
ly will shroud itself in black for years, as
an expression of sorrow for one of its dead.
That one may be in heaven, rejoicing with
joy unspeakable, while relatives on earth
are moving about in heavy and sombre
garments, making their lives as gloomy as
they can. There is no fitness in the thing.
It is often a mere mockery of sorrow.” It
also objects to the practice on the ground of
its expense to the poor.
A Darkey Puzzled. —The New Orleans
Picayune tells the following;
The partiality of the darkey for the sun
is proverbial. At noonday, with the fierce
rays shining down on his bare head, the
mosquitoes singing around him, and the
ffies making amorous dalliance with his
nose and lips, he sleeps and dreams. One
old darkey in the Fourth district has daily,
for months past, selected the door-step of a
prominent residence for his noonday nap.
Being driven off one day he comes the next.
With his head thrown back and his mouth
wide open, he snores away to the exceeding
discomfiture of the inmates. Called to thu
door by this disagreeable diapason a few
days since, the lady of the house concluded
she would try an experiment. For this
purpose she procured a small piece of ice
and dropped it into the huge orifice that
served as Sambo’s mouth. It disappeared
like a shot, and with a cough and a snort,
Sambo started to his feet. “Ugh 1” he
cried, as the ice sent violent thrills through
his stomach. “What dis!” and his fingers
clutched nervously the afflicted parts. Just
then someone in the house cried out that a
big rat had run down “Uncle Sam’s’ throat.
This added terror to his pain. Lie rolled on
tho parquette. and cried lustily for help.
“’Fore God, Missus, he gnawing out’n me, I
feels him. Oh, golly, he’s kill’n me,” and
the whites of the darkey’s eyes protruded
like saucers, and the convulsed and an
guished face showed that real pain was
strongly enhanced by his imaginary terror.
‘Oh, golly, how he do jump and kick about,’
and Sambo gave himself up to a paroxism
of lamentation. “Drink warm water, Uncle
Sam, and drown him,” the lady suggested.
Without a moment’s hesitation Sam started
for the water plug. He turned on the crank
aud the water started. Sam glued nis lips
to the nozzle until his sides were puffed out
like an inflated balloon. “How do you feel
now, Uncle Sam ?” inquired the lady, as
Sam staggered back to his seat. “I guess
he’s drowned, Missus, but here’s what
troubling'dis chile : How's that rat gwine
to get out’n there”
When Shall the New Congress Meet?
—The general impression seems to be that
at the next session of Congress, winch be
gins the first Monday in December, the act
compelling each new Congress to organize
on the 4tb of March, instead of the first
Monday in December, will be repealed.
There is a difficulty in the way of the proper
organization of the House of Representa
tives, from the fact that several of the States
do not hold elections for Congress until
early in the spring. Os course these States
are unrepresented in the new House; that
is, in case the organization is effected on
the 4th of March instead of the first Monday
in December following. The Philadelphia
Press, one of Forney’s “two papers, poth
daily” gives this reason for the proposed
“There seems to be a general disposition
to repeal the act of Congress which provides
for the organization of the new House of
Representatives immediately after the ad
journment of the old one. It was passed
to anticipate and correct some of Andrew
Johnson’s aggressions, and as several States
will have to vote in the spring and autumn
before the new House is full, the older order
of things had better be restored.”—Chron
icle and Sentinel.
Strange History of a Bank Check.—
A bank check just received at the Sub-
Treasury at New York has a strange histo
ry. It was originally issued to one Quar
termaster and made payable to another
serving among the Indians. The latter
paid it to a contractor who, in turn, passed
it to certain drovers from Texas. Many
months afterward, among the inclosures to
a report received at military headquarters
from an officer who had been on a peace
mission to certain friendly Indians, was a
dirty piece of paper, unmistakably the half
of a bank check, but not the half which
bore the date and signature.
The report showed it to have been found
in the camp of these Indians. A subsequent
report from another officer engaged on an
other friendly mission to another band of
Indians in a different section of the country,
inclosed with other vouches of the satisfac
tory result of the conference, the missing
half of this very check. The mystery of
the first half was solved. The unfortunate
drovers had been attacked and killed by
Indians belonging to two different bands,
and in accordance with custom, the spoils
had been equally divided between the two
bands down to the minutest articles.
There is a frog out in Fond-du-Lac,
W s., if the circumstantial narrative of the
local chronicler is to be believed, who may
fairly take his place among the frogs of
history. He lives, to be particular, at the
Patty House, in Fond-du-Lac, in a glass
jar filled with water. A diminutive ladder
runs from the bottom of the vessel to the
top. and just above the water-line is a plat
form, on which his frogship is to be seen in
fine weather sitting perfectly motionless as
long as the dry eeason lasts. On the slight
est indication of a change in the atmosphere
he quits his perch and takes to the water,
returning only at long intervals to feed upon
the flies which are thrown to him. As he
detects the approach of rain long before the
most experienced human observer, his first
dive is always the signal for taking in the
clothes from the lines, and for getting out
the umbrellas and goloeshoes. Such a batra
cbian as that ia at once a natural phenome
non, a valuable domestic appendage, and,
in the words of Artemus Ward, an “amuosin
Cotton Manufactures in France. —A
correspondennt of the Manchester Exami
ner says :
“Before the war commenced, the weekly
consumption of cotton in France amounted,
according to several authorities, to about
13.000 bales, averaging English, 4 O' lbs.
each, of which about 4,000 b «leS were con
sumed bv the mills in Alsatia. Since Oc
tober I3th, some further reduction may
have taken place, but it cannot be of much
moment, and France is, therelore, probably
still consuming cotton at the rate of 6,00 u
or 7,000 bales per week. In other words,
one-haif of her 6,750,000 cotton spindles
existing before the wtrr, according to the
best information, are still working full time.
A veneuadle couple, aged respectively
sixteen and fourteen, were maraied in
Whitley county, Ind., last Sunday.
Russia’s Grievance —The Treaty or
1856.—The treaty of Paris of 1856, by which
the Crimean war was legally terminated,
contains many regulations concerning the
ndl>|6oC the seas in general, some stipula
tions which especially refer to the Black
seay and which are avowedly made to securo
tin? dominions of the Sultan against sudden
attack from other maritime Dowers. Sec
tion 11 stipulates that henceforth the Biack
seals to be neutral, whilst the merchant
vessels of every nation are permitted to trade
and navigate upon it, its waters are closed
forever to the war vessels of the bordering
States not less than those of all the others.
Section 13 forbids Russia as well as Turkey
to establish any arsenals or war depots on
the coast of the Black sea. A few months
afterwards, it was stipulated by the various
signers of this treaty, that Russia as well
as Turkey should be permitted to keep ten
small war vessels each, on the Black sea,
in order to maintain in common the police
in those waters. These are the articles
which Russia now declares to be abolished,
and eventually disregarded by her. Bristol
Stamp Duties. —There seems to be some
misundeistanding among business men gen
erally as to the construction of that part of
the act of July 14, 1870, which exempts
“promissory notes for a less sum than one
hundred dollars from stamp duty. The law
as it now stands, divested of its verbiage, is
as follows: The tax on checks, drafts or
orders drawn for any sum what,evever upon
any bank or trust company, and a like
amount when drawn “for any sum exceed
ing ten dollars, upon any other person or
persons, companies or corporations-” Bills
of Exchange (inland), draft or order, for the
payment of any sum of money not exceed
ing one hundred dollars, otherwise than at
sight or on demand, or any promissory noto
(for a less sum than one hundred dollars),
are exempt from stamp duty on and after tho
181 of Oct. 1870. Evidences of debt such as
“I. 0. U. $100,” “due you $100,” usually
called “due bills,” or promissory notes to
“pay at sight,” are liable (as in the first
paragraph above) to the two cent stamp
A Suggestion for a Fair Election. —
The lion. E. G. Cabaniss makes a suggest
tion concerning the method of getting a
fair election, so much desired by the Radi
cals. Judge Cabaniss says: Let somo
reliable person in each district of each
county take a list of all the voters in hia
district. Then let the names bo brought
together and arranged in alphabetical order.
If this paper, containing the names of all
the voters thus arranged were placed in
the hands of the managers, or any of them,
it would be easy to detect a fraudulent
vote. Or, if any one would vote in a dif
ferent county, his name would not be re
corded and the fraud Tho
managers have a right to challenge voters,
if thoy think proper and desire to secure a
fair election. The Democrats all desire a
fair election, and it is worth while to take
all possible pains to secure it. We hope
something of the sort \*ill be dortea Who
wishes to live in the predicament of the
people of South Carolina ?
Mr. Boutwell’s Progress. —Under the
provisions of the Act of Congress providing
for a redistribution of the Currency, which
passed last July, it is ascertained at tho
Treasury Department that of the $54,000,-
000 allowed to the West and South, with
$25,000,000 contingent, there have thus far
been but $4,000,600 called sos, and thus far
but two gold banks have been established
—one in Boston and the other in San Fran
cisco. As yet, capitalists have failed to
discern the advantage of exchanging six
per cents for four or five per cents to bank
on. We are under the impression that be
fore the lion. Secretary can effect a very
marked change in the disposition of bond
holders and benkers. additional legislation
will bo required.
A Speck of War. —Governor Vaughn, of
Utah, yesterday ordered the arrest of sev
eral officers of the Mormon militia for
arming and drilling in violation of the late
Governor Shaeffer’C proclamation and en
gaging in rebellion against the United States
under the act of Congress of 1861. The
saints contend the constitution of the United
States guarantees the right of the people to
bear arms, and that the action of the Fed
eral officials in endeavoring to destroy tho
Mormon militia organization is consequent
ly both illegal and unjustifiable.— Kcio
The U. S. Supreme Court has refused to
restore to the docket the case of Deming vs.
the United States, involving the legal fei
der question, whi£h leaves the decision of
last winter to stand as the law of the land.
That decision; it will be recollected, dec'ar
ed that greenbacks, issued by authority of
the Congressional act of 1862, were not a
good tender in satisfaction of contracts ex
isting prior to the passage of said act.
Alt. the Congressmen who arrive in
Washington immediately rush to the Whito
House. It is presumed that they do not
forget to take their little offerings with
A perfect petrified seal was exhumed
lately from a mine near Wadsworth,
Nevada, at a point five thousand feet above
the level of the Pacific.
Jefferson Davis and lady are now in
Mississippi, and, it is said, intend to pay a
visit to the old Davis estate now in tho
posseession of an ex-slave of the family.
The latest dodge in ballots is to cross
out the names of candidates in invisil la
ink, which becomes black by the time
the votes are counted.
BctPler says he will take a “decided
stand” about war with Great Britain. In
our war he always took a decided run.—
A Ohio girl has laid by the sum of six
hundred dollars, all gained by making corn
husk door-mats at ten cents each.
It has been discovered that ex-Seeretary
Cox cannot be President of the United
States, having been born in Canada.