McDuffie weekly journal. (Thomson, McDuffie County, Ga.) 1871-1909, July 03, 1872, Image 1
VOLUME II—NUMBER 26. line ganrmtf, IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY —A T— THOMSON-. G-JN., —B Y— RONEY & SULLIVAN, RATES OF ADVERTISING . Trausient advertisements will be charged one dollar per square for the first insertion, and seveuty five cents for each subsequent insertion. BUSINESS CARDS. E. S. HARRISON, Physician nml Surgeon Offers his service* to the public. Office with Dr. J. S. Jones, over McCord & Hardaway’s. aprlom3 Thomson, Ga. /. M&mPMF & ~€Q. Wholosale and Retail Dealors in tin wins nun i c. i use —ALSO— Seiai-Chiiia, French 4’Jiiiia, (i!iii^n.irr | &c. 244 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga aprlO ly. DU. T. L LALLKUStYdT OFFICUS IIISI PROFESSIONAL SERVICES To the Citizens of Thomson and Vicinity, lie can be found at the Koorn over Costello's, when tot professionally absent. REFERS TO Plio. J A. Eve, Pro. \V>r. If. Doughty, Dr 1 •*’ Juiix S. Coleman, I)r. S. C. Eve. IL, . A . P E VCOC K , !><t Gro-iu Struot. AUGIiSI A, GEORGIA. Transient & Permanent Boarding. ~1p«i.3l ly CIO BE HOTEL - S. W. COBKGQ UKOiD Jt JACKSON STS., AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. JACKSON & JULIAN, Proprit’rs- Wo beg leave to call the attention of the travel ling public to thin well known Hotel, which wo have recently leased., and placed on a footing necond to none in the ?kmt.h. No expennje will be spared to render*it a first, .class House in every respect, and every attention is paid to the comfort and convenience of ipiests. O IST TIME. TILL THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER. J WILL furnish planters and others in want of * S3 O 15 s on City Acceptance, till Ist November next, at cash prices. D. COHEN, apr 3 IB m3 Augusta, Ga. LUMBER LMBER. LUMBER! A NY quality nr quantity of Pine Lumber de- J livered it Thomson, or .14 Mile Post on the Georgia Railioad, low for cash. Poplar, s>;tk or Elickory Lumber sawed to fill orders at special rates. J. T. KENDRICK. February 21, 1 872. 7mG CHARLES S DuBOSE, STTom-ErviTLa m \ Warrcnfou, On. Wi’jl practice in all the Courts of the Northern, August* sl & Middle Circuits. ~ 11. C. RONEY, Ait or my at ' tbomso r, Wi|i practice in the Augusta, Northern and Middle Circuits, no I—ly JAMES A. GRAY & CO., Have Removed to their JVew Iron Front Store, BROAD STREET, AUGUST , GA aprlOtf JAMES li. IllliSEi’S Steam Dyeing and Scouring establishment, 123 Broail St., Augusta, <*a. Near hover Market Bridge Bank Building for the Dyeing and Ceaning of dresses, shawls, cloaks, ribbons, &c. Also gen tlemen’s coats, Tests and pants cleaned and dyed in the best manner. Piece dry goods, cloths, me. rinoes, delane, alpaca, rep goops and jeans dyed and finished equal to those done in New York. C-2T Orders by Express promptly attended to. Augusta, Ga. opr. dm.'! Thurston’s Ivory Pearl Tooth Pow der. The best article" known for cleansing and preserving the teeth and gums. Sold by all drug gists. Price 25 and 50 cents per bottle. F. C. Wells & Cos.. New Y'ork. B?oetvih <3 In M< inoi*>’ of* Rov. William Arnold. “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. Old Methodist. Her Sihrilio, und Vat Groom 3li<t Ilim. 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 of society. 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, Scotty rejoined; ‘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.’ ‘How V ‘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 sharp. See!’ ‘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 tion. ‘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 eler returns.’ ‘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?’ 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.’ ‘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 power.’ More reflection. ‘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?’ afejunyst- 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 her ?’ ‘That’s what I say—but some people does.’ ‘Not people of any repute ? ‘Well, some that average pretty so, so, do.’ ■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 Funeral. 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 be described. 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 surveyed.’ 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 ville Courier. 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 State Prison. 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.