VOLUME II—NUMBER 42.
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IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY
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HR. T. I„ UU.RSTKDT
To the Citizens ol Thomson and Viciuity.
He can be found at the Room over Costello's, when
Lot professionally abscut.
Prj. J Eve, Pun. Wm. 11. PotJOHTT, Dr
John S. Coleman, Dr. S. C. Eve.
PAUL C HUDSON,
Ittonm) at fat»,
CiT* Prompt attention given to the collection of
CsT Will practice in all the courts of the Augus
ta, Middle aud Northern Circuits.
O/Urf. -At the Office formerly occupied by Jor
dan E. White, Esg. seplSmd
11. C UOiVEY,
Jttorrg at Sato,
Tno nso r, a*i.
Will pract ce iu the August a, Northern and
CHARLES S Du3DSE,
Wi’l practice in nil the Courts of the Northern,
Augusta & Middle Circuits.
WM. S. ROBERTS. RICH’d B. MORRIS. .IAS. A. SHIVERS
iU US. W. u. THOU AS,
BIIUL CBMMSSISI MEJCIMT,
A T o. 1 WSTren Block,
Will give prompt attention to the selling of
Cotton and other produce.
■HT Commission for selling cotton, One Dollar
Per Bale. sepl lm2
w. H. HOWARD. O. H. HOWARD. W. H. HOWARD, JR.
W, 11. Howard & Sons,
No. 2 Warren Block,
C3T Commission for Selling cotton One Dollar per
bale, .strict personal attention given to bn linens
All orders strictly obeyed. Liberal Cash Advan
ces made on Cotton.
Special attention paid to Weighing of Cotton.
Bagging and Ties furnished at Lowest VLajJH
Prices. s p pl 1
Mi'.olosale and Retail
<yemi-Chii»a French; China,
244 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga
Roberts, Morris & Shivers,
Jas. T. Gardiner & Cos.
Jttclntosh Street Augusta Ga,
Will give their personal attention to
the storage and sale of cotton, and such
other produce as may be sent to them.
Commission for selling cotton one dol
lar per Bale.
Cash Advances made on Produce
Sept, 4th 3m.
Thomas Richards & Son,
Dealers IBpPßftcy Goods,
263 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Keep a large stock of all kinds and qualities of
Fools-cap, Letter, Note and all sizes of
Aud ever / article of Stationery used in Counting
PUB r,IO OFFICES :
and a variety of Fancy Good*, to suit the
wants of Country .Merchant®.
Auv Books wanted will he sent by mail free of
expense ou receptof Publishers’ prices.
Tl rl7 L I N E R Y T
MRS. WORRILL would respect
fully call the attention .of the
Ladies of Thomson and vicinity to her
STOCK OF tmiLl\i:UV
and white goods. Also,a fine assort
Ladies’ Hats made in in the latest
style. Old Hats retrimed at the lowest
prices. Call and examine. octlOmS
EIo! ye that arc Barefooted
Come to the Shoe Store.
I HAVE just received the largest and
best stock of Gents’ and Ladies’ Boots
and Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers
a id Rubbers and a general
assortment of Misses’
from SL 75 to S2 00. I propose to
sell at as low figures as can be pur
chased in any city, town village or
hamlet in Georgia.
Thanking my friends for past favors,
I earnestly solicit their future pat
ronage. Call aud examine my stock,
and lam confident that you will not
fail to make purchases and save expense.
Take due notice and govern yourselves
oct 2tf D. F. IRVING.
j . a. s i Won ,
Men’s, Boys’ and Yo;iihs’
Gents’ Furnishing Goods, Ilats, Trunks, Valises,
CsT 224 Broad Street, 4 Doors below Central
Hotel, Augusta, Ga. oct 9ml
FIRST CUSS GROCERIES !
C# W % s
BEG leave to inform their old cus
tomers aud the public generally
that they are constantly receiving and
have on hand a well selected stock of
IST CLASS STAPLE AM FAICY
And every article kept in a good grocery
Having recently commenced business,
we are determined to win patronage by
buying our goods at very low prices
SELLING THEM AT SMALL P OFITS.
our stock may found sugar
jHgrfd arid canvassed hams, flour of all
and at prices to suit the people,
■Kj and fancy candies, sardines,
salmon, fresh mackerel,
tobacco, canned fruits
Call on us and we warrant to give
C. W. yVinolcl &. Cos.
Thomson, Ga, [mr 13yl] oct2
WILL be sold at public outcry, at
the residence of the subscriber,
in McDuffie county, on Tuesday, the
29th inst., one Twenty-five Ilorse Pow
er Engine with Locomotive Boiler,
Heater, &c., complete. Also, pulleys
and shafting of different sizes, tools, &c.
The machinery is first-class, and in per
Oct 10 2t ISAAC ISELINE.
A good house woman, either white or black, to do
ight service. Good wages paid. Apply at this
The Secret of Beauty. What is it?
no longer aak, for the world of fashion and all the
ladies know that it is produced by using a delight
ful and harmless toilet preparation known as G. W.
Laird’s Bloom of Youth. Its beautifying effects
are truly wonderful. Dept, 5 Gold street, N. Y.
THOMSON, McDUFFIE COUNTY, GA., OCTOBER 23,1872.
From the Atlanta Constitution.]
Farewell, Ye Carpet Baffler
BY J. O. BOWER.
Farewell, ye carpet-bagger thieves!
Ye plunderers and knaves—
Ye robbers of the treasury—
Ye Grant and Bullock slaves !
Ye stole the railroad's earnings, and
Ye stole the school fund too;
Ye stole the railroad bonds, and did
What stealing you could do.
But now you are defeated, and
The people here will never
Allow you to have place again,
But keep you out forever.
TYe have an honest Governor,
Aud Legislature too,
In place of carpet-bagger knaves
And Bullocks thievieg crew.
Wo have succeeded here, and soon
We’ll put your party down,
And fill our highest offices
With Greeley and with Brown.
Then will our honor be restored,
And covered be our shame,
And we will then havo peace indeed,
And not alone in name.
The Immodest Fashions.
There are some features in the dress
of the present day which every modest
wife should shrink from showing upon
herself, every careful mother should
prohibit in her daughters—things that
instead of pleasing the pure senses are
a direct or covert appeal to sensuality,
and can have no other purpose—orna
ments that arranged so as to attract
the eye to portions of the person that
should be passed over by the modest
gaze ; a style that gives a character to
the walk like that of the lascivious
dances of the East; distortions of limbs
and figure that are injurious to health,
and which can have no otlq?r recom
mendation than that, they suggest cer
tain ideas -s- to the female form that
are agreeable to the animal called man,
looking as an animal on woman. The
second French Empire, appealing as it
did systematically to everything that
was impure and base in a man, has
Linfected the fashion of dress to an un
usual degree ; and very many follow the
fashions without thinking of anything
about them. But it should be borne
in mind that ornamental dress is always
designed to be effective in some direc
tion. It produces some effect upon the
spectators, it has some appreciable in
fluence upon the wearers. Women
cannot wear an impure style of dresn,
especially one that has in it an element
of coarse sensuality, without an injury
to their own perfect purity and refine
ment, which every mother must watch
over in her daughters, and every wife
guard religiously in herself.
A Skillful Jail Breaker, —Mid-
dle-sex county, New Jersey, has a horse
thief named Austin, it is said,
who is awaiting trial. On Tuesday
his wife visited him, and a search ot his
cell afterward brought to light three
files of peculiar design, a saw of the
finest steel, and steel wire for picking
locks, which were secreted in the walls
of the apartment. The affair was hush
ed up, in the anticipation of further re
sults. On Friday, she came again with
a roll of butter, which was examined
and contained a vial of aquafortis.—
This, undoubtedly, was intended to
aid Austin in his endeavors to cut the
iron bars of his cell. A photograph
case, of most artistic workmanship and
almost as thin as a wafer, was also
found; it was examined, and under the
thin covering of paper on the reverse
side, a small steel blade, filed like a
saw, a steel spring of a watch, shaped
likewise, a coil of copper wire, with a
magnet attached, and three long needles,
were found.—This was sufficient evi
dence of her complicity in liberating
her husband, and she was immediately
arrested and imprisoned. Austin, alias
Williams, has been recognized by the
detectives of Trenton, Harrisburg, Lan
caster and Philadelphia as the leader of
one of the most notorious gangs of
horse and wagon thieves that has infest
ed the Middle States for years. He es
caped from Moyamerrsing prison in
1871, and still has three years to serve.
A gentleman traveling in Ireland,
said to a very importunate beggar,
“You have lost all your teeth.” The
beggar quietly answered, “An’ it’s time
I parted with urn, when I’d nothing
for um to do.”
For the Journal.]
They Pass Away.
BY W. D. SULLIVAN.
All things of earth are passing away !
The edict, mutanter, has gone forth from
the Great Eternal, and all things of
earth hasten to make room for those
that follow after. See the mighty host
as it comes on its march to Oblivion,
where it sinks beneath the dark waters
of cold stream, and is forgotten.
Like a nfighty river that rolls on to
wards tlie ocean, the tide of life sweeps
on to the sea of Death. Morning’s rosy
dawn deepens into day—noon-day splen
dors soften into mellow twilight—night
settles dtvvn, and the world is wrapped
Where are those who were here be
fore us ? Go seareti among the nations
that sleep, and there you may find them
inhabitants of the silent cities of the
dead ! The good, the bad ; the grave,
the gay ; the proud and the humble—
all, all are gone— they have passed away.
Death makes no distinction, and the
king and the peasant alike sink to the
tomb and sleep side by side.
But it is not individuals alone that
pass away. Nations and empires rise,
flourish, fulfill their destiny, and pass
away. Time drives on his triumphant
car—crushes them beneath its wheels—
sweeps them together as a heap of rub
bish, and they, too, pass away, and
leave no trace of their glory or their
grandeur save on the page of history’s
Man erects monuments to perpetuate
his name, but Time crumbles his regal
payees »nd his lofty columns to dust in
his m'ighty fingers, and they pass away.
But ;.•« heart of ambition feels no pang
at tjt-f r fall- kv; with, its aspiration-* it,
too, i/< no more.
Season succeeds to season. The
Spri/g time comes, and deci-s the world
in 'robes of living green ; the flowers
spa. .le and gleam, the bee and the
grasshopper sing and dance through,
the long suriimer’s day, the bird carols
on the topmost spray of the waving
bough, and the soft winged Zephyr
whispers among the shadowy groves.
But these may not stay—they must go
away/ Anon, with melancholy wail
autumn’s winds moan a requiem to de
parted summer, The flower droops
and falls away from its stalk; the last
golden sheaf is garnered, and the insect
lays it down to die. The leaf changes
to a brighter hue, but it is the hue of
death, its brightness fades away, it
loosens its hold, and sails fluttering
to the ground. Old Winter locks the
world in his cold embrace; and then—
“ Tis sweet to dream of summer woods,
When the wintry blast is high—
Os the laughing joy of the bounding flood,
Which flung their spray o’er leaf and bud
’Neath the blue transparent sky I ”
Such is life. But a picture; a sum
mer’s cloud—a fitful dream that flies
away “as watch in the night;” a song
that is heard and not remembered.
Each year as it passes away, and goes
to join the ghosts of those that were, is
a post down life’s highway, to mark the
road and tell man that he is fast pass
But among all that perish is owe thing
that passes not away. The Paradise of
God is as eternal ns the Great Omnipo
tent Himself. Then let us draw in
struction from the mutable things of
nature, and weaning our affections from
earth, place them upon things beyond
the shores of Time, and prepare for that
existence which will never pass away.
Thomson, Ga., Oct. 19, 1572.
Nebraska—A Republican Majori
ty of 5 000 in the State. —Omaha,
Neb., October S.—The elections passed
off - quietly. A full vote was polled.—
The Republican State and Congression
al ticket was elected by about 5,000
majority. This (Douglas) County, con
sidered a Liberal sfronghold, gives a
Republican majority of about 100.
About Women.—A beautiful woman
said Foutenelle, is the purgatory of the
purse and the paradise of the eye.
Correspondence of the London Echo.]
The recent stories about the Empress !
Carlotta of Mexico being at the point of
death were so far from being true that
it now turns out this unhappy lady is
in the possession of per eet bodily health.
Her mental malady, however, is Worse
than ever. She still remains at the
Chatau ofTervueren. Her madness has
degenerated into a kind of childishness,
but is unaccompanied by any violence,
such as is generally the case with female
lunatics. The Empress’ mind is over
cast, disdainful, and sometimes imperi
ous but quiet and gentle, and as nearly
all her caprices are satisfied, she has no
reason to feel tormented.
She lives very retired and almost
alone in two rooms of the chatau, where
she takes upon herself the care of her
little house-keeping. The only person
she will converse with—and to whom
she appears attached, and who has an
influence over her—is the learned and
clever Dr. H , who is now charged
exclusively witli her treatment. She
receives him every morning for half an
hour, and is calm after eacli of these
interviews. The nine-and-twenty other
persons of all ranks who form her house
hod are far from enjoying such a favor,
the Empress accepts their attentions,
but with repugnance, and often rejects
them. She fetches her own plates
from the adjoining room ; she arranges
her own dishes, and clears the table.
The Empress is always chilly and insists
on having a blazing fire. She lights
and attends to it herself. She is also
fond of having a number of candles
burning. In order to prevent an ncei
dent, a guard with a lock aud key was
placed before the fire ; this precaution
annoyed her greatly, and she complained
to all the servants, and wanted the key.
Dr. tl took the part of the Empress,
and having pretended to scold the ser
vants, ordered the key to be given to
her. Since then she has kept it, and
always taHs of the great victory she
won over the doctor.
The greatest part of her time is occu
pied in sending telegraphic dispatches
to Napoleon 111,, whom she still be
•ieves to be on the throne, and convers
ing with spirits, which she says haunts
the upper stories of the chateau, whose
language she boasts of knowing, and
whose advice she follows. N vv and
then she or lers a rich toilet to be made,
which Blie places on chairs and dummies,
and goes through the ceremony of a
court reception. In her eyw, these
dresses and bonnets represent ladies of
France and Mexico. She flatters some,
insults others, and’so passes a part of
her time. She never wears any of
these fine toilets, and always appears
in her dressing gown. Not long ago
she cut off all her line hair and put it
on one of her dummies ; nevertheless,
she insists on having her hair dressed
every morning, and a domestic has to
go through the ceremony. Sometimes
she takes a walk, or runs about in the
park. No affection has r -mained in h:r
heart, not even for her brother. She
will not see either the King or Queen,
and her family are obliged to content
themselves with looking at her unob
served when she goes into the park.—
The fear of being poisoned has disap
peared, and she eats anything with a
good apetite. All hope of cure has
been given up, and the doctors say her
health is such as promises a long life.
The Savannah Tragedy J
Since the recent tragdey in the Dillon
family a variety of rumors have been
afloat in reference to the parties con
cernd, as to the condition of Dillon. Sr.,
and the disposition that had been made of
the rema ns of the dt ceased son. These
reports were so contradictory that but
little reliance could be placed on them.
We are now, however, enable to lay
before our readers a concise and correct
account of the events following upon
the unfortunate affair,
Dillon. Sr., gave instructions to an
undertaker in this city to bring a eh cap
coffin to the office and take the body to a
farm of his, about five miles from the
city, for iterment. The body was placed
in the coffin with the same clothes the
deceased had on at the time of his death.
The coffin was placed in a hearse and
the undertaker proceeded to the locality
designated, ta/ring with him a negro
man to dig the grave. When jnst
beyond the Relay House, they were
met by Mr. Dillon’s wife iu a erriage,
who demanded the corpse. This was
refused, and the driver of the hearse
was ordere i to proceed. The party
continued on, closely followed by her
in the carriage, but before the place
designated, for the burial was reached,
she hired a wagoner, whom they met on
TERMS-TWO DOLLARS IN ADVANCE
the road, to proceed with her, as she
was determined to have the body. On
arriving at the ground the undertaker
had the coffin removed, and left it in
charge of the negro, - named Laac, we
believe, who had been employed by
Dillon, Sr., to inter the remains. The
undertaker having performed his duty
returned to town. The mother, with
the assistance of some colored men,
who were attracted to the spot and
who Bympthized with her, succeeded
in getting possession of the coffin, had
it put in her wagon, and she then
started to return to town, taking a dif
They had proceeded several miles
when they were overtaken by Henry
Tow, Deputy Sheriff, with other parties,
who demanded the body, in the name
of the law, at the instance of Dillion,
Sr. She at first declined to give it, but
finally yielded to the force of circum
stances- Once more the direction was
changed an 1 in due time the farm was
again reached, the mother stll following.
The body was then interred, and the
party returned to the city. At eight
o’clock the mother, taking with her as
sistants, drove out to the place and had
the body disintered.
The coffin was then put in a wagon,
and moved rapidly towards town. Con
siderable time was occupied in accom
plishing this, and they did not reach
their house, corner of State and Mont
gomery streets, until half-pa3t two a. in.
Saturday. On Saturday morning she
had a very fine coffin ordered, and the
body was removed from the other and
placed in that.
The funeral took place yesterday
morning at half-past 10 o’clock from the
residence of the mother, and was largely
attended. Tha remains were buried on
the place of Mr. T. J. Walsh, situated
on the Middle Ground Road, a short
distance from the city. This infor
mation is correct, as it was furnished by
the mother her-elf.
The reports that Dillon, Sr., was
suffering greatly with his wounds wo
learn ia incorrect. .lie is said to be
getting along very well, and it is ex
pected will be out in a few days. He
is at present at a house out on the road
known as the Relay House.
The cause of the trouble, we are
informed, dates about three years back
since which time her husband has not
been living with her regularly. This
was caused by the and scovery that the
husband and father had been lured off'
by a young woman to whom the wife
says she was particuialy kind, and had
assisted in many ways, but that events
proved she wa3 making “a stick to
break her own head.” The son Ben
jamin, who is now in Montgomery,
was incensed at this and one morning
visited the domicile where this woman
was staying and cleaned out the estab
lishment, driving her away. This
caised a rupture in the family. The
son was furnished with SIOO and sent
off with instructions not to write to his
father for money. His mother says,
however, lie wrote to her regularly.
Since that time things had not gone on
pleasantly. Her husband cut down
her allowance and bestowed upon tha
other woman mentioned, things pre
viously given to her. —Saxanna News.
Look Out Rats! —A Pennsylvanian
has invented a rat trap is made to oper
ate upon the selfish passions of the poor
rat, and lure him into trouble. The
Mechanic and Farmer, in a description
of the trap, says that a mirror is set in
the back part of the device beyond the
bait, and as his ratship is out oil a for
aging expedition, he espies the bait,
and at the same times believes his own
image in the mirror to- be another rat
making for it on the opposite side.—
This is too much for rat nature to stand
and be cool over, so he rushes for the
bait aud is caught.
According to Haller, women bear
hunger longer than men. According
to Plutarch, they can resist the effects
of wine better. According to Huger,
they grow older and never get ba d.—
Acceding to Pliny, they are seldom
attacked by lions (on the contrary, they
will run after lions) And according to
Gunter, they can talk a week.
An old toper, on being taken to task
by some of his neighbors for his uppo
sition to a temperance movement in tin
village in which he resided, reporter
that their accusations were unjust, foi
he had made greater personal efforts to
put down liquor than any of them-
Speaking of the danger of catching
small pox by handling green backs, r
county iditor congratualtes himself that
he’s safe enough.