VOLUME II—NUMBER 28.
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Physician and Harpoon
Offers bis service? to the public. Oflice with Dr.
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aprlom3 Thomson, Ga.
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and convenience of guests.
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not proles ioually absent.
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apr .1 13m3 Augusta, Ga.
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Wi'l practice in all the Courts of the Northern
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Wholesale and retail dealer in
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ESTABLISH iMIiEUST I’,
123 iSroad 81:., Aiipitflii, Ga.
Near Lower Market Bridge Bank Building for the
Dyeing and Ceaning
of dresses, shawls, cloaks, ribbons, »tc. Also gen
tlemen’s coats, vests and pants cleaned and dyed
in the best manner. Piece dry goods, cloths, mo
rinoes, delane, alpaca, rep goop.s and jeans dyed
and finished equal to those done in New York.
£iF Orders by Express promptly attended to.
Augusta, Ga. apr.omd
T DOLLARS A MONTH to sell our Tlniver
f)• • J sal Cement, Combination Tunnel Button*
Hole Cutter, and other articles. Saco No vlliy
Cos., Saco, Mu.
Mahd Muller on a summer’s day
leaked tlie meadow, sweat with hay»
Beneath her torn hat glowed the wealth
Os simple beauty and rustic health.
Hinging, she wrought, and her merry glee
The mock-bird echoed from his tree.
But, when she glanced to the far off town,
White from its hill-slope looking down,
The sweet song died, and a vague unrest
And a nameless longing filled her breast—
A wish, she hardly dare to own,
For something better than she had known.
The Judge rode slowly down the lime,
Smoothing his horses chestnut mane,
lie drew his bridle in tho shade
Os the apple tree to greet tho maid.
And ask a draught from tho spring that flowed
Through the meadow, across tho road.
She stooped where the cool spring bubbled up,
And filled for him her small tin cup.
And blushed as she gave it looking down
On her feet so hare and her tattered gown.
“Thunks,” said the Judge, “a sweeter draught
From a fairer hand was never quaffed.”
He spoke of the grass and flowers and trees,
Os the singing birds and humming bees ;
Then ho talked of the having, and wondered
The cloud in the west would bring foul weather.
And Maud forgot her briar-torn gown,
And her graceful ankles bare and brown ;
And listened, while a pleased surprise
Looked forth from her long-lashed hazel eyes.
At last, like ono who for delay
Seeks a vain excuse, he rode away.
Maud Muller looked and sighed : ‘Ah, mo !
That I the Judge’s bride might bo !
“Ho wool 1 dress me up in silks so fine,
And praise and toast meat his wine.
“My father should wear a broadcloth coat;
My brother should sail a painted boat.
“I’d dress my mother so grand and gay,
Aud tho baby should have anew toy each day.
‘ 4 And I feod tho hungry and clothe tho poor,
And all should bless me who left my door.”
Tho Judge lookod back as ho climbed the hill
And saw Maud Muller standing still.
"A form more fair, and a face moro sweet,
h. Ihdt lot towed.
44 And her modest answer and graceful air
Show her wise and good as she is fair.
“Would sho wore mine, and I to-day
Like her, a harvester of hay,
“No doubtful balance of rights and wrongs,
Nor weary lawyers with endless tongues,
“But low of cattle and song of birds,
And health and quiet and loving words.”
But ho thought of his sisters proud and cold,
And his mother vain of her rank and gold.
So, closing liis heart, the Judge rode on,
Aud Maud was left in tho field alone.
But tho lawyers smiled that afternoon,
When ho hummed in court an old love-tune ;
And tho young girl mused beside tho well,
Till the rain on tho unraked clover fell.
He wedded a wife of the richest dowor,
Who lived for fashion as he for power.
Yet oft in his marble hearth’s bright glow,
He watched a picturo come aud go ;
And sweet Maud Muller’s hazel eyes
Looked out in their innocent surprise.
Oft when tho wino in his glass was red,
He longed for tho wayside well instead ;
And closed his garnished rooms,
To dream of meadows and clover blooms.
And tho proud man sighod, with a secret pain :
‘‘Ah, that I were free again !
“Free as when I rode that day
Where the barefoot maiden raked the hay.”
She wedded a man unlearned and poor,
And many children played round her door.
But care and sorrow, and child birth pain,
Left their traces on heart and brain.
And oft, when the summer sun shono hot
On the new mown hay in the meadow lot,
And she heard the little spring-brook fall
Over tho roadside through tho wall,
In the shade of the apple-tree again
She saw a driver draw his rein ;
And gazing down with timid grace,
She felt his pleased eye read her face.
Sometimes her narrow, kitchen walls
Stretched far away into stately halls ;
The weary wheel to a spinner turned,
The tallow candle an astral burned.
And for him who sat by the chimney fire
Dozing and grumbling o’er his pipe and mug.
.\ manly form at her side sho saw,
xYnd joy was duty and love was law.
Then she took up her burden of life again
Saying only, “It might have been.”
Alas for maiden, alas for judge
For rich repiner and household drudge I
God pity them both ! and pity us all,
Y/ho vainly dreams of youth recall.
For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The sadeefc arc these: “It might have been !”
Ah, well! for us all some sweet hope lies
Deeply buried from human eyes,
And in the hereafter, angels may
801 l the stone from its grave away.
THOMSON, McDUFFIE COUNTY, GA,, JULY 17, 1872.
A liuiu of Uones-.-A Sti-smjj’o
If the statement of some of the resi
dents of Louisiana are to be credited,
Dame Nature has recently been playing
strange pranks in that part of the coun
try. A writer to the New Yor/c Jour
of Commerce, whose veracity and good
standing is vouched by the editor of
that paper, gives the following partic
ulars of a strange phenomenon that
occurred in Carroll Parish last month;
He says that a heavy stonn visited
that parish some days previous to the
date of writing, the 21st, and during
the storm fish bones fell to the ground
by the million. These hones seemed
to come from an exceedingly large
blae/r cloud that was passing at the
time. The shower of bones was atten
ded by a heavy fall of rain.
The correspondent says that the bo
nes rattled on the roof of his house like
hail stones. This strange phenomenon
extended over a belt of country ten
.miles in width by many miles in length.
Accompanying the letter were seven of
tlie bones, varying from ono inch to two
inches and one sixteenth in length, from
seven-sixteenths of an inch to twelve
and a half sixteenths of an inch in
breadth, from one inch to one inch and
nine-sixteenths of an inch in thickness.
They are of an irregular diamond shape.
One side of the bone is nearly fiat, hav
ing on the under side, which is worn
smooth, three small apertures, as il
veins or tendons had passed through
them. These specimens have been
shown to experienced coast fishermen,
but they are not able to ascertain to
what particular kind cf fish tlie bones
belonged. They all agree, however, in
the opinion that they were veritable fish
Several theories have been advanced
in explanation of this strange phenome
non. It is generally conceded, howev
er, that the bones must have passed
through the air for hundreds, and per
haps chousaiids ot miles. s The inhabi
tants believe that they were brought by
a water-spout or a whirlwind from the
western coast of Mexico or Lower Cali
fornia, across the continent, as the wind
was blowing at the time violently from
We have heard of its raining cats and
dogs, but fish bone showers arc some
thing altogether unpresidented.
Tho Kloetoral Yoto.
We give the electoral vote by States
and section, to facilitate the calcula
tions which many of our readers delight
to ma/re. It will be seen that the
South is still strong politically, and
will in all probability control tho com
ing Presidential election :
Georgia, 1 1
North Carolina, 10
South Carolina, 7
Tennessee, 1 1
West Virginia, 5
THE EAST AND NEW ENGLAND.
New York, 31
New Jersey, 9
New Hampshire, 4
Rhode Island, 4
The total number of votes is 357 ;
necessary to a choice 179.
From a New York paper we clip the
following advertisement, which will
show what is being done,with our Geor
The State of Georgia, through her
duly authorized agent, the undersigned,
with profound regret, announces to the
holders of her bonds maturing during
the current year, her present inability
to pay them in legal currency. The
causes which have led to this result are
too notorious to need recapitulation
here. Acknowledging the sacredness
of these obligations, and avowing her
fixed purpose to redeem them at the
earliest possible day, NOW tenders to
the holders this alternative.
First—She offers them bonds bear
ing seven per cent, interest, authorized
py the present Legislature and ready
for delivery, j H equal exchange for ma
tured six per cent, bonds.
Secondly—To those who may decline
this exchange, she pledges herself to
pay, at her agency in New York, or at
the treasury semi-annually, the contract
interest as heretofore, on presentation
of tho bonds, to be stamped with the
payment, until tlie bonds can all be
paid in full. Tho interests due on them
at maturity, as well as all coupons,
(falling due on and after the Ist July
proximo,) of bonds issued by said State
prior to Ist
by the National Bank of Commerce,
the financial agent of the said State in
the city of New York.
That ban/t is also prepared to ina/re
the exchange of seven per cent, for six
per cent, bunds as abovo proposed.
C. J. Jenkins,
Agent for the State of Georgia.
In the whole history of science there
is nothing more wonderful than the dis
covery or invention (it would be diffi
cult to say which is the moro correct
term) of spectrum analysis. Thirteen
years ago it had no existence whatever
as a mode of scientific inquiry. Not
lir* # years, hud passed from the day
wfi'eu* Kil%h*HofF annouweed tlie true
meaning of the darklines in the solar
spectrum, before Huggins and Miller
were telling astronomers of the terres
trial elements existing in the stars.
Then the great secret of the gaseous
nebulae was revealed by Huggins, and
soon after the structure 'of comets be
gan tube interpreted. Tho importance
of the new mode of research in all
problems of chemical analysis, as a
delicate test for determining the pres
ence of poisons as a means of improv
ing many processes of manufacture,
and as an aid in almost every branch of
scientific inquiry, become each year
more clearly recognized. We have
seen Sorby analyzing by its means the
coloring-mat/er of plants, and the en
tomologist comparing the spectrum of
the glow-worm and the fire fly. The
microscopist employs the powers of the
new analysis to solve problems which
the magnifying powers of his instru
ments would lie altogether unable to
cope with. Nothing, in fine, seem3
too vast or too minute, too dis
tant too or near at hand, for this
wonderful instrument of research,
which deals as readily with the mass of
Sirius, a thousand times larger and a
million times farther away than our sun,
as with ten-thousandth part of a grain
of matter in a flame within a few inches
of the spectroscopic tube.— Spectator.
New York Harbor Def nces.—
Among tin; appropriations made by
Congress -before its adjournment was
the sum of about 85-50,000 for the N.
Y. harbor improvements and defences.
The worms on Staten Island, under the
the supervision of Gen. Q. A. Gilmore,
consist in completing the slopes be
tween Fort Tompjcins and Fort Wads
worth, and in putting Battery Hudson
in repair, and extending it westward.
This cluster of forts and batteries is one
of the most important harbor defences
of this city. Fort Tompiiins, which
stands on the high ground to the rear
of Fort Wadsworth, has ten 15-inch
guns bearing on the channel. Adjoin
ing, at the north, is a glacis battery of
five 15-inch guns, and at the south a
glacis battery of ten 13-inch mortars.
In front, at the shore, is Fort Wads
worth, fi-ujKeil on each side with a wa
ter battery, and having a little further
at its right Battery Hudson, each fort
and battery being provided with 15-inch
guns. These worms completely cover
the harbor, and any hostile tteeet at
tempting to reach the city must stand
the lire from these guns for a long hist
tance, aud finally pass through the
channel within half a mile of Fort
Atrocious Massacre Confessed.—
The murder of the Cook family at Oak
Lake, Minnesota, attributed to the
Pillager Indians, has been confessed by
one of their number known as ‘Bob
olink.’ lie says:
I camped alone the night previous to
the murder, Started in the morning
towards Cook’s place ; called at Little
Sioux’s camp ; his boy walked with me
a short distance; we talked about noth
ing but hunting. They asked me
where my partner was; I said I did
not know. After leaving Little Sioux’s
camp, I made up my mind to commit
this crime, because I was poor and
wanted clothing. I arrived at Mr.
Cook's a little alter dark ; I opened the
door without knocking and immediate
ly shot Mr. Cook, who was sitting aud
reading. Mrs. Cook seized Mr. Cook
and held him on the chair until I reload
ed my gun and shot her when they
both 101 l together. I then went in the
house, taking a stick in my hand,
where I found three children. I sturok
each of them on the head with my
stic/c, and killed them. They did not
cry or moan. I then took the furs and
threw them out of dours. Mr. and
Mrs. Coo/t were dead. I took the gold
ring from .Mrs. Cook’s finger ; then went
into tlie other room, where I got the
clothing aud other things. I took
these tilings all out of doors, and pack
ed them to carry. I then put some
hay against tlie door, and set it on fire.
The house was old, aud was in flames
before I got away. I do not consider
tlie above a brave act, and have never
felt brave until to-day—sine; I have
told the truth. I know I will be hang
ed, and I intend to give the warwhoop
on that occasion.
Murder and Manslaughter. —Clias.
iteade has written a letter to the Pall
Mall Uazette, in which, in his usual
vigorous style, he attac/rs ‘verdicts with
reccommendations to mercy.’ The par
ticular occasion of this epistle was the
trial, conviction, and sentence of Mar
guerite Dixblanc for the murder of
Mine. Kiel. Reade presents a graphic
picture of the circumstances which led
to the murder. He shows, indeed, as
every one knew who read the evidence,
that there was no ‘malice aforethought’
—that it was simply unpremeditated
killing under provocation. And yet,
as Reade confesses, Judge aud jury were
in bondage to a word— manslaughter.
He recommends that this idiotic word
which means more than murder in ety
mology, and less in law, be swept out
of the legal vocabulary, and that utilaw
lul killing be divided under three heads
—homicide, wilful homicide, and mur
der. The reflections with which he
closes his letter are as appropriate to
the United States as to England.
Then let it be enacted that hencefor
ward it shall be lawful for juries to un
derstand all words used in indictments,
declarations, pleadings, &c., iti their
plain ane grammatical sense, and to defy
all other interpretations whatever.—
Twelve copies of every indictment
ought to be in the jury-box, and overy
syllable of those indictments penned,
whether bearing on fact or motive, or
else the prisoner acquitted. Neither
the crown nor the private suitor should
be allowed to exaggerate without smart
ing for it in the verdict, just as in the
world overloaded invective recoils upon
What Next? —In tho upper part of
Leo county lives a gentleman who had
a bull dog of the female persuasion
which had five puppies. In a fight
with a huge moccasin she was bitten
several times and died of the wounds.
The pups were only twenty days old.
He prized them muchly, and devised
the following for their support. He
had a female goat which had lost her
kids. He caught the goat and taught
the pups to draw their daily lecteal ra
tions from her. But he had to catch
her first with another dog. She be
came shy and wouldn’t come about the
house, so he had to go with his dog af
ter her, in a few days she learned what
she had to do and now all he does is to
see her and whistle for his dog and she
makes for the house, leaps the yard
fence and calls up her strange nurse
lings, and while in the yard she will not
allow the dog to approach them and
appears very much attached to them.—
The pups should be named Romulus
and Remus. — Sumter Republican .
A mother was amused tho other day
to hear this bit of‘argument’ from her
little boy : ‘Mama, I don’t see how Sa
tan turned out to be such a bad fellow,
there wasn’t any devil to put him up to
TERMS—TWO DOLLARS IN ADVANCE,
Court-Room Scene. —The Aktoo,
Penn., Beacon, gives the following ac
count of a burglary which took "place
some weeKs since, in whicli two broth
ers, Charles and Joseph Aman, while in
a state of intoxication, broKe into a
house, and stole therefrom some sixty
dollars’worth of property. Both par
ties were arrested, and at the recent
term of the Court of Common Pleas ar
raigned for trial. Joseph is a young
man,ag j d nineteen, Charles about twen
ty-one, the latter having a young wife
and one child. From tiie first, Charles'
wife has made every endeavor to pro
■ure his release, devoting herself to
the woiK with most u u,;,i 1 g zeal.
Finally, in nsponse to her repeated
solicitations, the prosecuting attorney,
agreed not to prosecute her husband for
burglary, providing the vounger broth
er would plead guilty. To the surprise
of every one the young man agreed to
this, and accordingly, upon arraign
ment, Charles pleaded guilty to petit
\\ hen questioned as to his purpose
in doing so, he signified his entire wil
lingness to suffer the penalty for the
saKe of his brother. This reply, unex
pected as it was, yet given in a firm,
unshriniving tone of voice, completely
unmanned the Judge and when he came
to pronounce the sentence of three
years imprisonment in the penitentiary,
his voice completely failed him, and
his eyes filled with tears of genuine
End of an Abomination. —On Sun
day lust, the 30th of June, the Freed
man’s Bureau ceased by limitation of
the law creating it The Secretary of
War announces that the business will
be wound up by the Adjutant General
ol the United States Army, who will
settle all accounts and claims connected
Thus passes into oblivion one of the
most sublimely loathsome mills of cor
ruption that ever cursed the Southern
people. It tolled the white and the
black indiscriminately, where ignorance
was sulliciently combined to warrant the
plunder, and it was always found in com
bination on the negro side. Hence he
was universally fleeced, and the whites
more or less.
We hope to see the day when a few
more of the same brood will be kicked
oil by reason of the shame and reproach
they bring on the Nation. If they
could all die, the Boston Jubilee would
never be heard of again, so great would
bo the hozannas of the people.
Bullock turned Brown. —The Sa
vannah Advertiser learns from a relia
ble gentleman, who has just returned
to Savannah from a visit to Canada,
that he saw the Ex-Pub F taw, of Geor
gia, It. B. Bullock, at St. Catherines,
ouly a few days since, where himself
and wife are registered at the hotel as
Mr, and Mrs, itulus Brown, Toruoto.
Rufus, it is said, is looking well, and
appears to have plenty of money.
On the other hand, the Washington
correspondent of the Atlanta Constitu
tion says; It. B. Bullock has been
heard from at Montreal, where he is
living in exile. It is said that he is
* A Sure Cure for Dysentery. — An
old man, who has known hundreds of
cases of dysentery cured by it, furnishes
the Atlanta Constitution with the fol
lowing remedy :
A spoonful or two of pure, raw wheat
Hour, thinned with water so that it can
be easily drank. Three or four doses*
taken at intervels often or twelve hours*
will cure any case not absolutely chron
ic ; and from what I have witnessed, t
j feel sure it is one of the best remedies
in the world for chronic diseases. Td
make the dose palatable for children, it
can bo sweetened and flavored with
some drops not acid.
A western traveler came up to a log
cabin and asKed for a drinK, which was
supplied by a good looking woman. As
she was the first woman he had seen in
several days he offered her a dime for a
/tiss. It was duly ta/ren and paid for, and
the young hostess, who had never seen a
dime before, looked at it a moment
with some curiosity, then asked what
she should do with it. He replied,
what she choosed, as it washers. ‘lf
that’s the case,’said she, ‘you may take
it back and give me another kiss.’
‘See there!’ exclaimed a returned
Irish soldier to a gaping crowd, as he
exhibited with some pride a hat with a
bullet hole in it. ‘Look at that hole,
will you ? You see if it had been a
low-crowned hat, I should have been