'VOLUME 11-NUMBER 4.
I h fonrnal,
IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY
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five cents for each subsequent insertion.
HAVING located ill Thomson, and taken the
house formerly occupied by Mrs. Giles, is pre
pared to accommodate permanent or transient
boarders on the most reasonable terms.
She will have a conveyance at the depot to take
baggage to and from the railroad on the arrival of
every passenger train. Day boarders accommoda
Dr. Willoughby Barton
HHVING moved to Thomson, respectfully offers
his Professional Services to the citizens of the
place and surrounding country.
He may be found at all hours, when not profes
sionally engaged, at the residence of the late Mr-
HAVING recently located in the town of Thom
son, McDuffie county, Ga., I offer my pro
fessional services to the people of McDuffie and
Can be found at my residence at all times in the
night, and at my office in the daytime, when not
All colls promptly attended to, day or night.—
Charges reasonable. It. C. JOHNSON, M. D.
CHARLES S. DuBOSE,
Will practice in all the Courts of the Northern,
Augusta & Middle Circuits.
DR. T. L. LALLERSTEDT
To (lie CilUeiis ol Thomson and Vicinity.
,41. o„o I>« fo<fg?d at the Roqto over Costello's mhen
cot (irflfessioultliy abseui.
Pro. J A. Kvr, Pro. Wm. 11. Doughty, Dr
JuflN S. COLKMAN, Dil. S C. EyK.
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May 3,1871. nlOJy
THE Spring Term of this institution opens on
the loth instant. Having been fully endorsed
by the Grand Lodge at the last communication,
and the whole operation of the college being pnt
upon an enlarged scale, let those interested send
for circulars. ~ 1
Price of board reduced to $16.00 per month.
Washing included $ lB 00
Entire cost for collegiate year, embracing
mnsic and incidentals $612 00
Without music •—•••••• 252
A uniform and economical attire will be adopted
br the middle of Spring term.
Address . Rev. J. N. BRADSHAW,
Covington, Ga. janlOwG Principal.
NKW MILLINKRY IiBBIIS.
MRS. J. C RICHARDS *
Respectfully informs her
friends and patrons, and the
that she has now in store and is con
stantly receiving new supplies of the
LATEST ulYffi Ilf MIL I HIITO 611.
She also keeps constantly on hand the
latest fashions of
LADIES’ HATS AND FURNISHING GOODS,
and requests them to give her a call be
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Oct 25 n35 ts
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Made easy by any Lady. 20,000 sold
in six months. The most rapidly selling
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Un- b »okcu Words.
The kindly wonts that rise within the heart,
And thrill it with their sympathetic tone,
But die ere spoken—fail to play their part,
And claim a merit that is not their own.
The kindly word, unspoken is a sin ;
A sin that wraps itself in purest guise,
And tells the heart that, doubting, looks within,
J hat not in speech, but thought, the virtue lies.
But’t is not so ; another heart may thirst
For that kind word—as Hagar in the wild—
Poor, banished Hagar—prayed a well might burst
From out the sand to save her parching child.
And loving eyes, that cannot see the mind.
Will watch the expected movement of the lip.
Ah ! can ye let its cutting silence wind
Around the heart., and scathe it like a whip ?
Unspoken words, like treasures in the mine,
Are valueless until we give them birth ;
Like unsound gold their hidden beauties shine,
Which God has made to bless and gild the earth.
How sad’t would be to see a master’s hand
Strike glorious notes upon a voiceless lute ;
But oh! what pain, when at God’s own command
A heart-string thrills with kindness—but is mute.
Then hide it not, the music of the soul,
Dear sympathy, expressed with kindly voice;
But let it, like a shining river, roll
To deserts dry—to hearts that would rejoice.
Oh ! let the symphony of gentle words
Sound for the poor, the friedless and the weak ;
And He w ill bless you—He who struck these cords
Will strike another when in turn you seek.
A Child’s Dream.
There was once a child and he stroll
ed about a good dt al, and thought of a
number ol things. He had a sister,
who was a child, too, and his constant
companion. These two used to won
der all day long. They wondered at
the beauty of flowers; they wondered
at the goodness and power of God,
who made the lovely world.
They used to say to one another
sometimes: ‘Supposing all the chil
dren on the earth were to die, would
the flowers, and the water, and the
sky .be sorry V They believed they
would be sorry. ‘For,’ said they, ‘the
buds are the children of the flowers,
and the playful little streams that gam
bol down the hillsides are the children '
of waters; and the smallest, bright
specks playing at hide and seen in tile j
sky all night must surely be the chil
■Wi’it'tff-Jw'St*!* ; and they—wotlfd btr 1
grieved to see tlieir playmates, the
children of men no more.
There was a star that used to come
on the sky before the rest, near the
church spire, above the graves. It
was larger and more beautiful they
thought than all the others, and every
night they watched lor it. Standing
hand in hand by the window ; whoever
saw it first cried out ;
‘I see the star !’
And often they cried out together,
knowing so well when it would rise and
where, bo they grew to be such friends
with it that before lying down in tlieir
beds they looked out once again to bid
it good night; and when they were
turning around to sleep, they said—
‘God oless that stur!’
But while she was still very young,
oh, very youg, the sister drooped, and
came to be so weak that she could no
longer staud in the window at night,
and then the child looked sadly by
himself, and when he saw the star,
turned round to the patient, pale fa :e
on the bed, ‘I see the star!’ and then a
smile would come upon' her face, and
the weak little voice used to say :
•God bless my brother and the star!’
And so tht time came all too soon,
when there was no lace on the bed ;
and there was a little grave among the
graves not there before and when the
star made long rays towards him wtio
saw it through tils tears.
iNow, these rays were so bright, and
they seemed to make such a beautiful
way from eartu to heaven, that when
tiie child went to Ins solitary bed, he
dreamed ol the star ; and dreamed that
lying where he was, he saw a train of
people taken up the shiuing road by
angels And the star opening, showed
him a great world of light, where many
more such angels waited to receive
Ail the angels who were waiting
turned tlieir beaming eyes upon the
people who were can lei up into the
star ; ami soon came out from the long
rows lu winch they stood, and left upon
the people’s necks and kissed them
tenderly, and went away with them
down avenues of iignt, and were so
happy in their company, that lying in
beii lie wept lor joy.
His sister’s angel lingered near the
entrance ol the star, and sai l to the
leader among those who had brought
the people thither :
‘Has my brother come V
She was turning hopefully away,
when the child stretched out his arms,
Thomson, McDuffie county, ga, January 31,1872.
and said—‘O, sister, I am here ! take
mo !’ and then she turned her beaming
eyes upon him, and then it was night,
an I the star was shining into his room,
making rays down toward him as he
saw them through his tears,
i From that moment the child looked
out upon the star as one of the homes
he was t<> go to, when the time should
come, and he thought he did not be-
I long to earth alone, but to the star, too,
because ol his sister’s angel gone be
There was a baby born to be a broth
er of the child ; and while he was yet
so little that he had never spoken a
word he stretched his tiny form out
upon the bed, and died.
Again the child dreamed of the open
star, and the company of angels, and
the train of people’s faces.
Said his sister’s angel to the leader:
‘Has my brother come?’
And he said ;
‘Not that one, but another.’
As the child beheld his brother’s an
gel in her arms, he cried :
‘O sister, I am here ! take me !’
And she turned and smiled upon him,
and the star was shining.
He grew to be a young man, and was
busy with his books, when an old ser
vant came to him and, said :
‘Thy mother is no more. I bring her
blessing on her darling son.’
Again that night he saw the star, and
that former company. Said his sister’s
angel to the leader ;
‘Has my brother come ?’
And he answered :
A mighty cry of joy went forth
through all the stars, because the moth
er was united with her two children.
And lie stretched out his arms and
‘O, mother, sister and brother, I am
here ! take me !’
And they answered :
‘Not yet;’ and the star was shining.
He grew to be a man whose hair was
turning gray, and was sitting by the
fireside heavy with grief, and with his
face bedewed with tears, when the star
opened once again.
Said his sister’s angel to the leader;
I -‘Has my hevt-bw
And he said :
‘Nay but his maiden daughter.’
And the man who had been a child,
saw his daughter newly lost to him, a
celestial creature among those three,
‘My daughter's head is upon my
mother’s bosom, and her arm around
her neck, and at her feet is the baby of
old time, and I can hear the parting
from her,’ ‘God be praised.’ And the
star was shining.
And the child came to be an old
man, and his back was bent. And one
night as he lay upon his bed, his children
standing around him, he cried as he had
cried so long ago :
‘I see the star !’
And they whispered to one another:
‘He is dying.’
And he said, —
‘I am. My age is falling from me
like a garment, and I move toward the
star ns a child. And, O my Father,
now I thank Thee, that it has so often
opened to receive the dear ones who
And the star was shining; und it
shines upon his grave.
Bold Bank Hobkuy. —Trenton N. J-,
January 21.—A bold attempt to rob
the Trenton Bank was made this even
ing. The burglars entered the bank in
the rear after six o’clock, as watchman
were in the bank at dusk and all was
right. At half past nine, Mr. Swem
and Mr. Bayles, the two watchmen,
entered to go on duty. Swen was gag
ged the moment he entered the front
door, and Bayles was tied and blindfol
ded. A lady passing, Swern managed
to give the alarm, but the burglars,
five in number, escaped, leaving their
They had heavy timbers, two kegs of
powder, and a great number of tools
of all kinds.
The officers of the bank are examin
ing the premises and find a number of
private boxes rifled of United States
bonds. Thus far they have discovered
twelve boxes opened. The loss may
be SIOO,OOO. The burgiars got into
the vault containing the private boxes
by prying off the door.
People are running to the bank from
all directions to know about tlieir box
es. One of the burglars was a very tall
man with a bald bead. The police
were within two minutes of them.
These two lines which look so solemn,
Were jnst put here to fill this column.
Geo. XX Pendleton.
The Democracy Must Not Disband
Half the Union Deiiiocratic.
The Moral Influence oj a Powerful Minor
ity —■Martial Law versus the Constitution.
The Hon. George H. Pendleton sent
the following letter in reply to a com
mittee of Democrats of Wooster, O.
who invited bun to attend their cele
ebration of the anniversary of the bat
tle of New Orleans, His points
against the corruption of the adminis
tration and its centralized military
character, as ijso his opiuion of the
passive policy and of the duty of the
dissatisfied Republicans to organize an
opposition against Grant in co-opera
tion with the Democrats, will be re
ceived with the Democrats, with the
attention they deserve.
Cincinnati, December 30, 1871.
Messrs. Eshelmen, Feristone, Baugh
man, Committee ol Invitation—Gentle
men : I regret that I cannot accept
your invitation to be present at the
next annual celebration ol the Bth of
January. It would have given me
great pleasure to meet and ta&e counsel
of those who are so well grounded in
the faith and the practice of Democracy
as the men of Wayne county, and with
them to recall the principles and exam
ple ol the founders of our party.
Two great dangers imperil free insti
tutions u’ndSr the policy of the party
now in power. The spirit of centrali
zed military government attacks every
where the Constitution, and corruption
in office destroys the civil administra
tion. Ido not spea& merely or chiefly
of special defalcations however start
ling, but of the general degradation of
the standard of official integrity until
offices in both the civil and military ser
vice seem to be considered the property
of the party, to be dispensed and ad
ministered primarily for party aggran
dizement or personal profit.
These dangers grow out of and are
inseparable from the present organiza
tion of the Republican party. Its foun
dation, its philosophy, its history, and
“T«yeadeG recognize militaiy power and
ttß> corrupting use of money by official
patronage ns legitimate forces in ordina
ry civil administration and now more
than ever are they brought into active
exercise. The Democratic party con
fronts this theory, and denounces these
Founded upon the idea of local gov
ernment, jealous of powers granted to
authority, taught that simplicity and
economy are essential to the honesty
necessary In republican institutions, it
mantains with more determined purpose
that the military must be subordinate
to the civil authority, and that olfices
are a trust for the people, not spoils for
Its powerful organization enters ev
ery village in the land, and it numbers
among its adherents nearly one half the
people—as intellectual, as pure, as pa
triotic, as unselfish as any of their iel
low-citizens. They are too numerous
to b» cowardly. They are too patriotic
to be lukewarm. They are too sincere
in their purpose and convictions to be
driven to despondency by teii years of
reverses. They have shown constancy
in defeat as well as wisdom in victory.
If I understand their feelings they will
never disband their organization nor
flee the field before the contest commen
ces. Either course, they believe, would
give undisputed sway to the present ad
ministration, which could give undivided
attention to the deserters from its own
An advancing army, with the enemy i
either dispersed or in flight, never loses
divisions or regiments, or even compa
nies, and is generally able to pick off or
to pick up treacherous or thoughless
If there be, as is claimed, many
members of the Republican party who
disapprove the ideas which dominate
the administration of President Grant,
and are prepared to oppose his re-elec
tion they should declare, their purpo
ses, organize their party, develop and
manifest their strength, and if I may
predict the future, they will have no
just cause, even the most sensitive and
timid among them, for refusing to co
operate with the Democratic party. —
When its authorized convention shall
speak it will remind its adherents that
the ultimate and highest purposes of
its existence- is to secure the greatest j
prosperity, in its best sense, of every i
human being in the land ; that princi-j
pesos government are true or untrue, j
as they contribute to this result; that
parties and politics and offices are but
means to this end ; that principles are
of different application, and questions
lose their importance in the ever shift
ing changes of human affairs, and dis
carding all narrow ideas, abandoning
the consideration of all questions
which have been « ecided or buried by
the events which have passed ; recog
nizing the accomplished facts of the
present, and appreciating the dangers
of the future, it will invite, both by
words and by deeds, both by resolutions
and by nominations, the zeal ms, hearty
co-operation of all men who believe
that the Constitution is a better system
of government than martial law, and
that reform in the civil service is a
higher duty than regarding prospective
partisan effort by distributing spoils.
By this course the party, 1 should
hope, would attain success. If it
should once more fail, as an honest,
faithful, patriotic minority it will hold
an important position and exert an im
mense moral power ov.er the majority ;
and it may well wait with faith the
inevitable hour which will crown its
fidelity and patience with the success
which it will have deserved- I am,
very respectfuly, your obedient servant,
Gkoroe H. Pendleton.
Wisdom und Truths.
Wranglers never want words.
Kindness is stronger than the swora.
A proverb is the child of Experience.
Oil and truth will get uppermost at
He that speaks ill of other men burns
his own tongue.
In prospertry we need moderation, in
Condemn no man for not thinking as
Men willingly believe what they wish
to be true.
Satire is a glass in which the behol
der sees every body’s face but his own.
Prefer loss before unjust gain, for
that brings grief but once, this forever.
Mankind-are very odd old creatures.
One halt censure what they practice,
and the other half practice what they
A man should no more muke his hon
esty a boast than a woman should her
virtue. To speak too much of either
renders them questionable.
He who betrays another's secret, be
cause lie has quarrelled with him, was
never worthy of the sacred name of
friend; a breach ot kindness at one side
will not justify a breach of trust on
Profanity never did any man the
least good. No man is richer, or hap
pier, or wiser for it. It commends no
one to socitty ; it is disgusting to the re
fined and abominable to the good.
Virtuous Society.—Much of the com
fort of this life consists in acquaintance,
friendship and correspondence with those
that are pious, prudent, and virtuous.
It is much better to decide a differ
ence between enemies thun friends ; for
one of our friends will certainly become
an enemy, and one of our enemies a
Charity.—The best charity is not
that which giveth alms, whether secret
ly or with ostentation. The best chari
ty —that which ‘w rketh no no evil,’ —
is the charity that prompts us to think
and well of our neighbors.
It is. not enough that we wish well
to others. Our feelings should clothe
themselves with corresponding actions,
The spring which has no outlet bi
comes a stagnant pool ; while that
which pours itself off in the running
stream is pure and living, and is the
cause of life and beamy wherever it
The Solicitor Generalship. —Mr.
Davenport Jackson, who was nomina
ted by Gov. Smith, and confirmed by
the Senate, as Solicitor General of the
Augusta Circuit, is a young gentleman
of talent and education, and has won
much favorable notice from the Bar on
account of his legal abilities. He is the
son of one of Georgia’s most distinguish
ed men, Gen. Henry R. Jackson, of
Savannah We feel assured that Mr.
Jackson will perform his duties to the
satisfaction of every one, and that the
interests of the State will be zealously
Mr. Jacksons predecessor—ll. Clay
Foster, Esq.—merits the thanks of the
entire community for the energetic
mannner in which he has administered
the office. He has been a most efficient
officer and a terror to criminals, whom j
he has invariably prosecuted to the
fullest extent of the law, without par- j
tiality to any. The State has had in him
a most able representative.— Constifu
TERMS—TWO DOLLARS, IN ADVANCE.
I Gikls. —lt is in the power of young
! girls to make themselves very dear and
very useful to their married friends, and
to render them such services as are be
yond all price. In times of sickness
and sorrow, the sympathy and presence
of a beloved female are among the best
:of the gifts of heaven. While she who
‘administers to the afiicted is as much
blessed as blessing. Let the young per
son stay away from a friend who is sick
or in affliction, from the fear that her
inexperience will render her company
undesirable; all who have strong affec
tions, and a ready power of sympathy,
can make themselves acceptable, and in
endeavoring to do so, will increase their
own happiness. Never let mere con
venience induce you to stay at the
houses of persons whom you cannot es
teem ; by so doing you bring on your
self an irksome obligation ; you take ou
yourself the duties of a friend without
having the sentiment that would make
their discharge agreeable.
Make Home Beaut.iFul. —You should
spare no pains in beautifying your homes
and improving the roads that lead to
them. What a beautiful picture is a
dwelling embowered in trees, its door
yard filled with fragrant flowers, the
woodbine and the honeysuckle encir
cling the doors and windows. How
grateful to the traveler is a road free
fiom stones and gulches, and shaded
by cleanly maple or graceful elms!—
Make your homes radiant with every
social virtue, and beautiful without by
those simple adornments with which
nature is everywhere so proliflc. The
children born in such homes leave them
with regret, and come back to them io
after years as pilgrims to a holy shrine;
the town on whose hills and in whose
vales such homes are found will live
forever in the hearts of its grateful
A Mother’s Influence. —How touch
ing is this tribute of Hon. T. H. Ben
ton, to his mother’s influence; •My
mother asked me never to use tobacco ;
I have never touched it from that time
to the present day. She asked me nev
er to gamble, and I have nevergambled ;
I cannot tell who is losing in games
that are being played. She admonish
ed me, too, against herd drinking } end
whatever usefulness I have atiaiued
through life, I have attributed to hav
ing complied with her pious and correct
wishes. When I was seven years of
age she asked me not to drink, and
then I made a resolution of total absti
nece; and that I have adhered to it
through all time, I owe to my moth
Words fob the Young. —Young
friends, education is to you what polish
and refinement is to the rude diamond.
In its rude state, the diamond resembles
a stone,or piece of charcoal; but when
cut and manufactured, it comes out a
bright and beautiful diamond, and is
sold at a great price. So it is with you.
Education calls forth the hidden treas
ures and latent brilliances of your minds,
which previously lie dormant and inac
tive, or, in other words, asleep. It
cultivates and develops your understand
ings, and fits and prepares you for the
duties and responsibilities of coming
years, which, we trust, will be years of
usefulness—useful to yourselves, to
your associates, and society at large.
For Mothers. —Send your little chil
dren to bed happy. Whatever cares
press, give it a good warm night kiss
as it goes to its pillow. The memory
of this in the stormy years that may be
in store for the little one, will be like
the star of Bethlehem to the bewilder
ed shepherds. My father, my mother
loved me. Nothing can take away that
blessed heart-balm. Lips parched with
the wold’s fever will become dewy
again at the thrill of youthful memo
ries. Kiss your little child before it
goes to sleep.
The Heartford times tells this
story : As the 4:30 train from New
York reached Stamford, Saturday, an
antique looking dame thrust het hpad
out of the window opposite the refresh
ment room door, and briefly shofited
‘Sonny !’ A bright looking boy came
to the window. ‘Little boy, have you
a mother ?’ said she. ‘Yes, ma’am,
‘Do you love her?’ ‘Yes, ma’am.’ —*
‘Do you go to school ?’ Yes, ma’am.’
‘And are you faithful to your studies f*
‘Yes, ma’am.’ ‘Do you say your pray era
every night?’ ‘Yes, ma’am.’ ‘Can I.
trust you to do an errand for me f’ —
‘Yes, ma’am.’ T think I can, too,’ said
tne lady, looking steadily down on his
manly face. ‘Here is five cents to buy
me an apple. Remember God sees you .’