VOLUME II—NUMBER 26.
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In M< inoi*>’ of* Rov. William
“Way-worn pilgrim," thy journey’s o'er.
Thou hast now reached the long sought shore,
No more the tempest slialt thou hear,
No more ahe danger shalt thou fear.
Thy work is done, and for thy “neighbor”
Thousands attest thy faithful labor;
Thousands on earth—thousands in Heaven,
Join in this witness, freely given.
Poet by nature, how oft thy song
Hath borne our fainting hearts along;
How oft thy sweet and melting voice
Caused all within us to rejoice.
Troubles thou hadst, to many known,
Which were peculiarly thine own.
Troubles attend our common lot,
With which the stranger meddles not.
But through them all, by grace divine,
Thy light was seen more brightly shine,
Till loosed from earth, thy spirit flies,
To bathe in light abovo the skies.
Her Sihrilio, und Vat Groom
Doo vellers goomd on vrom New York,
Schmood ITeinrick und Schlibbery Mike,
Und day say vo pe gowards und fools,
Unless ve clioin in der stlxrike.
\ e no\,ii]^ es p 0 gaU dem ugly names,
So ve do ** der New York said;
\ e lay down dot doola in der schop,
X nd ve dako do paradin’ instlieafi.
Our goiumiddee den say do der boss,
“You musth give us (V*o hours in der day,
Slmst vor sthu ly und pooks,” dough vo knew
Hot dey only meant loafin’ und blay.
Veil, dor gondratets vas made, und of gourso
Dey hat do agree to der hours ;
Put ter tuyful pegun to pe blayed
Veil der oder drades all voller ours.
Der Schneiders dey vent on der sthriko
Vich huts nl> der brice ob der clo’s,
Der poots und der shoes voller suit,
’Dwas surbising how efery dings rose.
Der groceries vas forced do at.fanco,
Pegause deir exbonse vas so high;
Dor loafs dey vent schmaller as nix,
Und der meads dey vent ub do der sky.
Der doelitors dey raise on der pills,
PegruiHG o<lor dingA van so tear,
Put der vorst of it gootu on dat Lay,
Yen dey huts ul> do brice of der peer.
Ob gourse dey atfancc on der rents,
Ah der houses atfance on der gost,
Und der monish I hat in der pank, * '
I fery soon Tint ho vas lost.
Py loafin’ apout dem doo hours,
Mine oltesd poy, Hans, (look doo trink,
Und de oders dey lie round der sthoves
Dill dey pe so lazy as peggars, I dinks.
Mine vages lie shoest as dey vas,
Vore I listent do Henriek und Mike,
Mine exbense be so pigger a dwice,
Und dat i.sh vat goom mid der sthrike.
-V Vcvjula Funeral.
BY MARK TWAIN.
There was a great time over Buck
Fanshaw when he died. He was a
representative citizen. He ‘had killed
his man’—not in his own quarrel, it is
true, but in defence of a stranger beset
by numbers. He &ept a sumptuous
saloon. He had been the proprietor of
a dashing helpmeet, whom he could
have discarded without the formality of
a divorce. He had held a high posi
tion in the fire department, and had
been a very warwic/r in politics.—
When he died there was a great lamen
tation throughout the town, but
especially in the vast bottom stratum
On the inquest it was shown that
Fanshaw, in the delirium of a wast
ing, typhoid fever, had taken arsenic,
shot through the body, cut his throat
and jumped out of a four story window
and broken his neck ; and after due de
liberation, the jury, sad and tearful,
but with intelligence unblinded by its
sorrows, brought in a verdict of death
‘by the visitation of God.’ What
could the world do without juries '?
Prodigious preparations were made
for the funeral, All the vehicles in the
town were hired, all the saloons were
put in mourning, all the municipal and
fire company flags were hung at half
mast, and the firemen ordered to mus
ter in uniform and bring their machines
duly draped in black.
Regretful resolutions were passed and
various committees appointed, among
others, a committee of one was ap
pointed to call on a minister, a frail,
gentle, spiritual new fledgling from an
Eastern theological seminary, and as
yet unacquainted with the ways of the
| mines. The committee man, Scotty
Briggs, made his visit.
Thomson, McDuffie county, ga,, july 3, 1872.
Being admitted to his presence, he
sat down before the clergyman, placed
his fire hat on au unfinished manuscript
sermon under the minister’s nose, took
from it a red silk handkerchief, wiped
his brow and heaved a sigh of dismal
impressiveness, explanatory of his busi
ness. He choked and even shed tears,
but with an effort he mastered his
voice, and said, in lugubrious tones :
‘Are you the duck that runs the gos
pel mill next door ?’
‘I am the—pardon me, I believa I
do not understand ?’
With another sigh and a half sob,
‘Why, you see, we are in a bit of
trouble, and the boys thought maybe
you’d give us a lift, if we’d tackle on,
that is, if I’ve got the rights of it, and
you are the clerk of the doxology
works next door.’
‘I am the shepherd in charge of the
flock whose fold is next door.’
‘The which ?’
‘The spiritual adviser of the little
company of believers whose sanctuary
adjoins these premises.’
Scotty scratched his head, reflected a
moment, and then said ;
‘You rather hold over me, pard. I
reckon I can’t call that hand. Ante
and pass the buck,’
‘How ? I beg your pardon. What
did I understand you to say ?’
‘Well, you’ve rather got'the bugle
on me. Or maybe we’ve both got the
bugle, somehow. You don’t smo/re
me and I don’t smoke you. You see,
one of the boys has passed in his
checks, and we want to give him a
good send off, and so the thing I’m
now on is to rout out somebodv to jerk
a little chin-music for us, and waltz
him through handsome.’
‘My friend, I seem to grow more
and more bewildered. Your observa
tions are wildly incomprehensible to
me. Cannot you simplify them ? At
first I though I understood you, but
now I grope. Would it not expedite
matters ii you restricted yourself to
categorical statements of fact uujncum
b red with obstructing accumulations
of metaphor and allegory ?’
Another pause, and more reflection.
Then Scotty said ;
‘l’ll have to piss, I judge.’
‘You’ve raised me out, paid.’
‘1 still fail to catch your meaning.’
‘Why, that last lead of yourn is too
many for me—that’s the idea. I can’t
neither trump nor follow suit.’
The clergyman sank back in his
chair perplexed. Scotty leaned his head
on bis hand, and gave himself up to re
flection. Presently his face came up,
sorrowful, but confident.
‘l’ve got it now, so’s you, covey,’
said he. ‘What we want is a gospel
‘A what ?'
‘Gospel sharp, parson.’
‘Oil ! why didn’t you say so before ?
lam a clergyman—a parson.’
‘Now you talk / You see iny blind
and straddle it li lea a man. Put it
there !’ extending a brawny paw, which
closed over the minister’s small hand
and gave it a shake indicative of fra
ternal sympathy and fervent gratifica
‘Now we’re all right, pard. Let’s
start fresh. Don’t you mind me shuf
fling a little, becuz we’re in a power of
trouble. You see one of the boys has
gone up the flume—’
‘Gone where ?’
‘Up the slume —tlirow'd up the
sponge, you know.’
‘Yes—kicked the bucket— ’
‘Ah ! has departed to that mysteri
ous country from whose bourne no trav
‘Return ? Well, I reckon not. —
Why, pard he’s dead,’
‘Yes, I understand.’
‘Oh, you do? Well, I thought
maybe you might be getting tangled
again. Yes, you see he's dead again—’
‘Again ? Why, has he ever been
Dead before? No. Do you rec/con
a man has got as many lives as a cat ?
But you bet he’s awful dead now, poor
old boy, and I wish I’d never seen this
day. I don’t know no better friend
than Buck Fanshaw. I knowed him
by the bac/r, and when I know a man
like him—you hear me. Take him all
around, pard, there never was a bullier
man in the mines. No man ever
Snowed Buck Fanshaw to go back on
a friend. But it s all up, you know ;
its all up. It ain’t no use. They’ve
‘Scooped him ?’
Yes—death has, Well, well, well,
we’ve got to give him up. Yes, indeed.
It’s a kind of hard world after all, ain’t
to get up the thing regardless, you
know. He was always nifty himself,
and so you bet his funeral ain’t going to
be no slouch ; solid silver doorplate on
his coffin, six plumes on the hearse and
a nigger on the box with a biled shirt
and plug hat—how’s that for high ?'
And well take care of you, pard. We’ll
fix you all right. There will be a ker
ridge for you ; and whatever you want
you just ’sape out and we’ll ’tend to it.
We’ve got, a shebang fixed up for you
to stand behind in No. l’s house, and
don’t sell a clam. Put Buck through
as bully as )> yc>q >r «au- pard, for anybody
that knowed him will tell you that he
was one of the whitest men that was
ever in the mines. You can’t draw it
too stong. He never could stand see
ing things going wrong. He’s done
more to make this town peaceable than
any man in it. I’ve seen him lick four
greasers in eleven minutes myself. If
a thing wanted regulating hewarn’t the
man to go browsing after somebody to
do it, he would prance in and regulate
it himself. He warn’t a Catholic ; but
it didn’t make any difference about that
when it came down to what a man's
right was—and so, when some roughs
jumped the Catholic boneyard and star
ted in to stalte out town lots in it, he
went for ’<pn! And he cleaned 'em
too ! I was there ami seen it myself.’
‘That was >ery well, indeed—at least
the impulse wa whether the act was
strictly defensible or not. Had deceas
ed any religious convictions? That is
to say, did Ite feel a dependence upon,
or acknowledge allegiance to a higher
‘1 reckon you have stumped me again,
pard. Could you say it over once more,
and say inflow ?’
‘Wejf to simplify it somewhat, was
he, or • -G,r>r had lie ever been connected
with any organization sequestered from
secular,concerns and devoted to |selfsac
rifice ivi the interest of morality ?'
‘All down but nine—set ’em up on
the other alley, pard.’
‘What did I understand you to say?’
you know. When you get iff with your
left, I h int grass every time.’
‘How ? Begin again ?’
‘That is it.’
‘We." was 110 a good man, and—’
‘Thtqe—see that; do not put up an
other chip till I look at my hand. A
good rXian says you ? Pard.it ain’t no
name R>r it. He was the best man
that ever—pard, you would have doted
on that man. He could lain any galoot
of his,inches in America. It wifs him
that p?it down the riot last election be
fore it got a start; and everybody said
thatjie was the only man that could
hy t done it. He waltzed in with a
tA'tnpet in one hand and a spanner in
the other, sent fourteen men home on a
shytV in less than three minutes. He
had U ir’TnA-*brcfce up and prevented
nice before anybody ever got a chance
to strike a blow.
‘He was always for peace, and he
would have peace—he could not stand
disturbances. Pard, lie was a great loss
to this town. It would please the
boys if you could chip in something
like that and do him justice. He once
when the Micks got to throwing stones
through the Methodist Sunday school
windows, Buck Fanshaw, full of his
own notion, shut up his saloon and
took a couple of six shooters and mount
ed guard over the Sunday School. —
Says he, ‘No Irish need apply!’ and
they did not. He was the bulliest man
in the mountains, pard ; he could run
faster, jump higher swear harder, and
hold more tangle-foot whiskey without
spilling, than any man in seventeen
counties. Put that in, pard ; it will
please the boys more than anything
it? But, pard, he was a rustler.—
You ought to see him get started once.
He was a bully boy with a glass eye !
Just spit in his face and give him room
according to his strength, and it was
just beautiful to see liiin peel and go in.
He was the worst son of a thief that
ever draw’d breath. Pard, he was on
it. He was on it bigger than an Injun /’
‘On it '«* On what 1 '’
‘On the shoot. On the shoulder. On
the fight. Understand? lie didn’t give
a continental for anybody. Beg
your pardon, friend, for coming S o near
saying a cuss word, but you see I’m on
an awful strain in this palaver,on account
of having to cram down and draw every
thing so mild. But we’ve got to give
him up. There ain’t any getting around
that, I don’t reckon. Now, if we can’t
get you to help plant him— ’
‘Preach the funeral discourse ? As
sist at the obsequies ?’
‘Gbs’quies is good. Yes. That’s it;
that’s our little game. We are going
you could say. And you can say,
pard, that he never shook his mother.’
‘Never shook his mother ?’
‘That’s it—any of the buys will tel!
you so.’ " *
‘Well, but why should he shake
‘That’s what I say—but some people
‘Not people of any repute ?
‘Well, some that average pretty so,
■Xu my opinion, a man that would
offer personal violence to his mother
ought to ’
•Cheese it, pard ; you have booked
your ball clean outside of the string.
What I was a drivin’ at was that he nev
er throwed off on his mother—don’t
you see ? No, indeed. lie give her a
house to live in, and town lots, and plen
ty of money, and he looked after her
and too/r care of her all the time, and
when she was down witli the small-pox,
he set up nights and nursed her himself -
I think you’re white. I think you’re a
square man, pard. I like you, and I’ll
lick any man that don’t. I’ll lie !c him
till he can’t tell himself from a last year’s
corpse/ Put it there ! [Another fra
ternal hand shake—and exit]
The obsequies wore all that ‘the boys’
could desire. Such a marvel of pomp
funeral had never been seen in Virginia
City. The plumed hearse, the dirge
breathing brass bands, the closed marts
of business, the flags drooping at half
mast, the long, plodding procession of
uniformed secret societies, military bat
talions and fire companies, draped en
gines, carriages of officials and citizens
in vehicles and on foot, attracted mul
titudes of spectators to the sidewalks
roofs and windows ; and for years after
ward the degree of gradeur attained,
civic display in Virginia was determined
by comparison with Buck Fanshaw’s
llaruuins’ Menagerie Loose.
As the great Barnum’s show was
leaving Erie on Saturday morning, cit
rovtc to Carry, one of the trains drawn by
two engines was thrown frorntha track,
ami both locbmotives and several cars
were precipitated down the bunk, the
two former imbedded in the earth,
while the latter were completely wreck
ed, and the entire train and its contents
received a lively shading up. The lions
roared, the monkeys chattered, parrots
screamed, the great rhinoceros snorted
and bawled, w.iile the less ferocious ani
mals, like the giraffe and eland, shrank
trembling into corners, lefusing to
recognize the caresses of their keepers.
Acrobats and equestrians executed
feats of agility never attempted in the
sawdust rings, some of them going
through the car windows in their eager
ness to escape. Melvith executed a pi
rouette on his head, while Lazelle and
Wilson gave an exhibition of their skill
on the ‘flying’ trapeze, unequalled for
rapidity in its execution. Dan Gastello
thought that the funniest thing he
could say was that ‘absence of body is
better than presence of mind in this
case,’ and he proceeded to give a practi
cal illustration of his idea, while the old
performers involuntarily gave an exhi
bition of ground and lofty tumbling
‘not set down on bills.’ Ben. Lusbie,
the ‘lightning’ ticket seller, solved a
problem in subtraction, with his usual
agility, while Summerfield, his assistant,
made ‘change’ with refreshing rapidity.
As the accident happened about two
o’clock in the morning, and night being
cloudy and dark, the confusion that
reigned must be imagined, for in cannot
It was speedily discovered that a
cage containing two royal Asiatic lions
were among the wreck, and the terrified
performers were not long in ascertain
ing that these two monarchs of the
jungle were loose and unharmed. This
fact added to the terror of the scene,
and a stampede for safety immediately
ensued. Professor Charles White, the
celebrated lion tamer, alone remained
undismayed, and immediately began
perfecting arrangements to secure his
pets, a feat, as may be supposed, not
easily accomplished. Providing him
self with an ordinary rawhide, Professor
White advanced toward the spot where
the two unloosed brutes stood glancing
ferociously about them, but he had not
approached very near to them when ho
was greeted with a terriffic roar from
the male, which broke the stillness of
the night in awful and startling manner.
It ‘meant business,’ and as the great
beast stood erect lashing his tawny sides
with his tail, it was evident that for a
time at least be was ‘monarch of all he
The little ‘kitten’ or baby lion par
took of the general excitement, and
TERMS-TWO DOLLARS IN ADVANCE.
mewed piteously. At times the lioness
would seize it in her mouth and look
furiously about, as if upon the point of
leaping into the darkness in search of
a safe retreat, and for a time things
looked squally. The lion tamer, how
ever, was at work, and procuring a
stout rope he succeeded in throwing it
over the head of the male lion, and in a
few moments he was securely fastened
to a tree. The female, however, with a
perverseness peculiar to her sex, and
perhaps infuriated by the recent loss of
two of her ‘kittens,’ was not so tractable
and showed fight; but Professor White’s
determined manner soon brought her
to terms, and slip noosing the younger
one, and slowly drawing it into an
empty cage, the mother was induced to
follow, and thus were both the ferocious
beasts secured, and all immediate dan
ger from them was over.
The other animals were captured
without much trouble, and about ten
o'clock the show arrived at Corry,
where an immense crowd of people were
awaiting their coming.
It is at once siugular and fortunate
that no one was seriously injured, nor
were any very valuable animals hurt.
Four cars, with their contents, were
wrecked and many animals let loose,
but it is believed that most of them
have been recaptured, the lions being
the only dangerous ones that were let
loose. Great credit is due Professor
White for his intrepidity, tor Imd ho
been less determined, serious loss of
life might have occurred through the
ferocity of the two brutes that had so
suddeuly secured their freedom.— Titus
Keep Yodk Word. —When you
promise to do a thing, bo srue to keep
your word, as well for the sake of truth
as in justice to others. This very inter
esting story is told of a boy who was
singularly faithful to his word ;
He had borrowed a tool from a neigh
bor promising to return it at night.
Before evening lie was sent away on an
errand and d,ui not return till late. Be
fomduj»weut, b«wjui told that his broth;
CToSwlra see tW tool returned. After .
he had come home and gone to bed, he
inquired and found out that the tool
had not been sent to its ovvneer. He
was much distressed to think his prom
ise was not kept, but was persuaded to
go to sleep, rise early, and carry it
home. By daylight ho was up, but no
where could the tool be found. After
a long and fruitless search he set off for
his neighbor's in great distress, to ac
knowledge his fault. But how great
was his surprise to find the tool on his
neighbor’s door step. And then it ap
peared, from the prints of little bare
feet in the mud, that lie had gotten up
in his sleep and carried it home, and
went to bad again, and knew it not.
Os course, a boy who was prompt in his
sleep was prompt when awake. He
lived respected, had. the confidence of
his neighbors, and was placed in many
offices of trust and profit.
THk Largest Telescope in the Uni
ted States. —Messrs. Alvin Clark &
Sons are making, at their establishment
in Cambridgeport, Muss., the largest re
fracting telescope in the United States
for the Observatory in Washington. It
will cost $16,000, and has an object
glass twenty-six inches in diameter, be
ing eleven inches larger than the one at
Harvard University. The glass alone
when finished ’will bo worth $23,000.
The two glasses —for it requires two to
make an object glass—weighed in the
rough about two hundred and fifty
pounds and cost $7,000, about S2B per
pound. They arrived in this country
about six months ago from Birmingham-
England,and ever since the work of
polishing and preparing them has been
continued unremittingly. Over fifty
pounds have been cut from the flint
glass, which now weighs one hundred
and ten pounds, and the other glass has
been reduced to seventy-three pounds,
and neither will vary much from these
weights when finished. It is expected
the telescope will be ready for mount
ing in IS74. —Boston Times .
The boy Dunn, who was tried for
killing his keeper at the House of Ref
uge in March last, was convicted, on
Friday last, of manslaughter in the
third degree, and sentenced, by Judge
Bedford, to one year hard labor in thq
The managers of Adam’s Express Com
pany, New York, last week, discovered
one thousand dollars worth of stolen
goods secreted in the house of one of
their drivers, which he had purloined
at various times and secreted there.