VOLUME 11-NUMBER 43.
IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY
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dollar per square for the first insertion, and seventy
fire rents for each subsequent insertion.
~~ busixw Evans.
UR. T. L. LAM.RSTKBT
To the Citizens ol Thomson ami Vicinity.
He c.u be found at the ilnom uvev Costello’s aheu
Lot professionally absent.
Pro. J A. Evb. Pro. Wm. H. Pouhhtt, 1)r
John S. Foreman', Dr. S. C. Evr.
PAUL C- HUDSON,
Jttorntj at Cato,
C4T Prompt attention given to the collection of
C4T Will practice in all the courts of the Augus
ta, Middle and Northern Circuits.
OJlf re. —At the Office formerly occupied by Jor
dan E. White, Esq. Beplbm3
~ n. c. lio.M n ,
Jttorn |) at 1 to,
TUO.HSO r, o.t.
tf*V. Will practice io the Augusta, Northern ami
CHARLES S DuBOSE,
Wi’l practice in all the Courts of the Northern,
Augusta & Middle Circuits.
MRS. W. .11. Tfion is,
sepl 1 ts
GEBERAL COMMISSION lifflffl
No. 1 Warren Block,
*sdT Will give prompt attention to the selling of
Cotton and other produce.
G&T Commission for selling cotton, One Dollar
Per Bale. »6p31m2
H. HOWABD. C. n. HOWARD. W. H. UOWAI’.D, JB.
W 11. Howard & Sons,
vunni i ranissm mntns.
No. 2 Warren Block,
GiT c .jinraissiou for Selling cottou One Dollar per
bale, strict personal attention given to business
All orders strictly obeyed. Liberal Cash Advan
ces made on Cotton.
Special attention paid to Weighing of Cotton.
Bagging and Ties furnished at Lowest Market
Prices B«*p 11 f
i, MzmJmF d> m
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
mua hits fiim t c. c, vui
Sc ni i-(In in a French Filina,
244 Broad Street, Augusta, G-a
WX. 8. EOREETS. RICRD B. MORRIS. JJLS. A. SUITER
Roberts, Morris & Shivers,
Jas. T. Gardiner & Cos.
&OMM stfiou |||cvcltate,
•IfcJ ifosft St reel 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 & Sou, i
Dealers in Fancy Goods,
2G3 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Keep a large stock of all kinds ami qualities of
Fools-cap, Letter, Note and all sizes of
Wmrt.YG m s
And ever/ article of Stationery used in Counting
I? UTS LIC OFFICES :
and a v.trie»y of F.mcy Coods, to suit the
want- of Country Merchant-'.
An Books wanted will be sent by mail free of
expense on recept of Publishers' prices.
Mi L L IN E R Y.
MRS. WORRILL would respect
Ladies of Thomson and vicinity to her
STOCK OF niIiIiLVGRV
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. oct lGinR
£J»! yc lhal arc BSarcloolcd
Como to the Shoe Store.
I HAVE just received the largest and
best stock ot Gents’ and Ladies’ Boots
and Shoes, Gaiters. Slippers
and Rubbers and a general
assortment of Misses’
from SI 75 to $2 00. I propose to
sell at as low figures «s 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 and examine my stock ,
ui“\ ! ,ti i (..nifljt it rha-t yon wifi A
fail to make pur. bases uud save expense.
Take due notiee and govern yourselves
oct 2tf “ D. F. IRVING.
J . A . SE^O^,
| Men's, Boys’ and Vo Mis’
I OXjOX EE I TsT C3- ,
Gouty’ Furnishing Goods, Hats, Trunks, Valises,
! r vtT 224 Broad Street, 4 Doors below Central
| Hotel, Augusta, Ga. oct !)ml
FI33T CLASS OROCEBIES!
C r . W.
BKG leave to inform their old cus
tomers and the public generally
! that they are constantly receiving and
i have on hand a well selected stock of
FIRST CLASS STAPLE HID FIIEY
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
j SELLING THEM AT ’MALL P OFITS.
Among our stock may found sugar
cured arid canvassed hams, flour of all
brands, and at prices to suit the people,
smoked and bul/r meats, cheese, crackers,
nuts, plain and fancy candies, sardines,
oysters, fresh salmon, fresh mackerel,
pickles, segars, tobacco, canned fruits
i Cal! on us and we warrant to give
C. W. Arnold «.V C o.
i Thomson, Ga. [mr 13y 1] oct2
WILL be sold at public outcry, at
the residence of the subscriber,
jin McDuffie county, on Tuesday, the
I 29th inst., one Twenty five Horse 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 IG 2t ISAAC ISELINE.
A good house woman, either while or black, to do
light service. Good wages paid. Apply at this
The Secret of Beauty. What is it?
; no longer ask, 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 30,1872.
Once upon an evening bleary,
While I sat me dreaming dreary,
In the sunshine, thinking o’er
Things that passed in days of yore ;
While I nodded, nearly sleeping,
Up my back like w ater creeping,
Creeping upward from the floor.
“ ’Tis a cooling breeze,” I muttered,
“From the region ’ueatli the floor”
“Only this, and nothing more.
Ah! distinctly I remember,
It was in that wet September,
When earth and every membor
Os creation that it bore,
Had for weeks and weeks been soaking
In the meanest, most provoking
Foggy rain without joking,
We had ever seen before,
So I knew that it must be very
Cold and damp beneath the floor—
Very cold beneath the floor.
So I sat me, nearly napping,
In the sunshine, stretching gaping,
And a feeling quite delighted
With the breeze from ’noath the floor,
Till I felt me growing older,
And the stretching growing bolder,
And myself now feeling older,
Older than I felt before,
Feeling my joints were stiffer
Than they were in days of yore—
Stiffer than they’d been before.
All along my back the creeping
Soon gave place to rushing, leaping,
As if countless frozen demons
Hud concluded to explore
All the cavitieß—the varmints—
* i'wixt mo and my nether garments,
Through my boots into the floor;
Then I found myself a shaking
Gently shaking, more and more—
Every moment more and more.
Twaa the Ager, and it shook me
Into heavy clothes, and took me
Shaking to the kitchen—every
Flace where there was warmth in store.
Shaking till the ‘china’ rattled,
Shaking till nay molars rattled,
Shaking, and with all my warming,
... -jp Keeling colder than before ;
. " i >oLit had iahausfcod v
'• y,- _ not GO mofe.
Then it restqjj till the morrow,
When it'ftktne in all the horror
That it had the face to borrow,
Shaking, shaking as before ;
And from that day in September—
Day which I shall long remember—
l It has made diurnal visits,
Shaking, shaking, oh ! how sore !
Shaking off my boots, and shaking
Me to bed, and nothing more,
Fully this and nothing more.
And to-day the swallows flitting
Round my cottage, see me sitting
Moodily in the sunshine
Just inside my silent door,
Waiting for the Ager, seeming
Like a man forever dreaming,
And the sunlight on me streaming,
Sheds no shadows on the floor,
For I am too thin and sallow
To make shadow son the floor,
Narry shadow—any more !
From the Telegraph <fc Messenger.]
Tlie Haunted Houtse.
In the Telegraph and Messenger of
Sunday, was given a brief account of
some marvelous manifestations, that for
several days have been transpiring in
the house of Mr. A. P. Surrency, at
Station No, 6, on the Macon and Bruns
wick Railroad. The accounts that come
from this place, though recieved on the
very best authority, were so incredita
ble and so like supernatural that it was
very difficult to give them full credit.
Wishing to arrive at the full truth of
the matter, a reporter from this office
went down Saturday night, spent Sun
day in the infested building, and was
an eye-witness to scenes similar in
every respect to those that had been
Mr.Surrency, whose housj the de
mons, human or supernatural, have
selected for their revelry, is a gentleman
of most, excellent character in his com
munity. He is one of the leading men
in his county, a quiet and goo I citizen,
and has represented his county in the
General Assembly of the State. He is
the owner of one of the finest farms in
the county. He is also agent for the
Macon and Brunswick Road at No. 6.
The train on which the reporter
went down, arrived at the station about
an hour before daylight, on Sunday
morning. There being no other resi
dence in Surrency, he in company with
another gentleman, went straight to
the house. Here he found everything
dark and perfectly still. Finding the
front door unlocked, they opened it and
passed into a room where there had
been a tire, of which only a few smould
ering coals remained. They procured
fue' tnd soon had a fire blazing upon
the hearth, and prepare! to make them
selves comfortable until daylight acd
the family were astir.
The house of Mr. Surrency is two
stories high and weather-boarded. An
ell runs back containing two rooms, one
of which is used as a kitchen and the
other as dining-room. In the main
body of the house there are eight
room—four above and as many below.
The rooms are all plasteied and ceiled
Between the time that the reporter
arrived and daylight, nothing remarka
ble occurred. There was an occasional
rapping about the house and once or
twice there were sounds as if some
heavy body had fallen. But there were
no very marked demonstrations.
As soon as the family had arisen, an
interview with Mr. Surrency was had,
and he, in the main, confirmed the
reports that have been previously cir
culated in regard to the condition of
affiuiß in his house. He made the fol
lowing statement of what had bees
witnessed by himself and other mem
bers of his household:
jSukbkncy, Ga., October 17, 1872.
Editors Tcligrajih and Messenger'. —
I’leaijV allow me a small s ace iu your 1
valuable paper to publish a
freak of nature. On Thursday lap I
returned from Station No. 8J to my
residence at Station No. 6, Macon and
Brunswick R ilroad, where I have lived
for twenty years unmolested. On my
arrival at home ab ut nine o’clock P. M-,
I found my family and some of my neigh
bors— among them Rev. Benjamin
Blitch, Col. D. M. Roberts, my brother
and several others whom I consider
men of truth, very much excited. Iu a
lew minutes after my arrivul at home I
saw the gl iss tumblers begiu to slide off
(lie slab auffithe crockery to fall upon
the door and*break. The books began
to tumble from their shelves to the
floor, while brick-bats, billets of wood,
sinm-ihjng-irons, buisouit, potatoes, tin
pamnvwatef hue/rcG. pitchers, etc,, be
gan to fall iu «l fie rent parts of my
heuse. Neai !y v 3ll of my crockery and
glasses have heieri broken. There has
been many other strange occurrences
about my Rouse. These facts can be
established byvseventy-five ora hundred
witnesses. Yours in haste,
A. P. SUKKENCY.
The first demonstration during the
day occurred about 8 o’clock iu the
morning, when a pair of scissors, that
had been lying on a table in one room
of the house, fell on the hearth, Iu
another room a brick fell with a heavy
sound Jliat was heard all over the
premises. The brick was warm and
was recognized as a brick that, a short
while before, had been laying near the
fire I# the room.
The next manifestation was the fal
ling of a piece of brick in the porch,
coming from, no one knew where,
The brick was crushed by the force
with which it was thrown.
Shortly after this a piece of chamber
crockery that was under a bed iu one
of the front rooms was thrown with
great force against the. middle of the
floor, and shivered to atoms. When this
occurred Mr. Surrency, the reporter
and a little negro girl were in the
room. None of them saw the crock
ery move, but all heard the crash and
saw the fragments scattered about the
These were about all the occurrences
that took place duri.ig the day. Late
in the evening, however, while a num
ber of the party which was at the house,
were at supper, another crash was
heard in a small room adjoining. The
reporter was at the door immediately,
so that no one could have passed out
without being observed by him. The
windows of the room where all closed
and fastened down. When the room
was ententered, upon the floor were
found the fragments of a pitcher that
had been thrown from a stand and
Shortly after this, a book fell upon
the floor iu a passage of the house.
Only a few minutes before the book
was seen in a hook case in the house.
This was followed in quick succession
by a .parasol sliding from a dressing
table into the middle of the room.
Immediately after, three ears of corn
fell at intervals of a few minutes, in
different parts of the dining room. A
vial and a tin cup falling in the floor,
completed what was seen by the
Other freaks were reported to have
taken place during the day, but th* y
did not occur in the immediate pi esence
of the reporter.
Iu ;.ll these transactions no one was
present upon whom any suspicion
rested. No one seemed to understand
anythiug of the mystery, all seemed
entirely innoncent of any complicity in
producing the demonstration. The
agent that was at work iu arousing so
great a sensation kept himself so out
of that no cliip was likely to lead
to his discovery.
The manifestations were not confined
to any special room of the house.
Sometimes they in the kitchen,
sometimes in the parliV, and si metimes
the sleeping-rooms were the scenes of
A spec’al train came jp from Bruns-'
wick, bringing about severity five per- j
sons, all eager to hear and;
see the sight; hut operations Were en- I
tirely suspended during the time that
this crowd remained.
Mr. Sunency's lamiiv will all leave
the house to day, and full possesion will
be given to a couple of gent emen who
have volunteered to remain there
twenty-four hours, for the purpose of
ferreting out. if possible, the secret of
While the mystery is a deep one, con- 1
founding the whole community and
startling many of the people, the repor
ter adheres to the luith that human
ingenuity, in some way or other, is en- j
gaged in mystifying the people. Many ;
persons have been there and have wit-!
ness the things that luve been occur-!
ring almost every few minutes since
Tuesday evening; yet no one has evol- ;
veil any distinct theory in regard to
what is goin on. The reporter is con
fident that the who e thing will ulti
mately be fully explained.
The reportor returnes his thanks to
Mr. Surrency and his interesting family
for the kind and hospitable manner in
which he was entertained on Sunday,
and for their forbearance and patience
in answering his many inquiries.
of the Ghost Story.
From passengers, conductors and of
ficers oi the Macon and Brunswick
Rail loud,'who arrived iu the uty last
night, we learn that the house of Mr.
Surrency was yesteiday the scene of
greater if not more excitement, than
ever. Curious people were arriving
upon every train, each one bent upon
solving the mystery, and all coming
away more mystified than when they
Mr. A. P, Surrency, the owner of
the house and his family, are represent
ed to be thoroughly worn out with the
strange occurrence and tt e crowds
floc/ritig to their formerly peaceful home.
They know nothing of the incompre
hensible mystery farther than has al
ready been told—that their household
furniture has been ruined or is every
day being destroyed by an unseen pow
Fiom Conductor H. Id- Sharps, of
the Brunswick road, who came up this
morning, we learn that on yesterday
whilst six or eight men and women were
sitting in the front or parlor room, a
hog deliberately walked in at the door
and without showing the slightest signs
of trepidation, advanced to the center
ol the roota. Every one remained mo
tionless—conversation ceased—all eyes
were turned upon the strange visitor. —
The hog stood fora moment, then made
a short circle it) the middle of the floor,
and after doing so walked into an ad
joining’room. Every one folk wed it.—
Whilst some were in the room, some in
the door but all intently watching what j
it would do, it instantly vanished like a
vnpor or an apparition, leaving its au- j
dit nee stupified with horror, with no J
one able to tell how it escaped. The
windows were down and no means
whatever open for escape.
Among the numerous visitors yesterday !
was an old sea Captain by the name of
Burns, who has been around the world
three or four times and who was deter
mined to unravel the mystery if possi
ble, or at least some poition of it.—
Getting into the house, he was told ol j
the smoothing iron tricks and selecting 1
that as a particular object to watch, he
sat down befote it. He watched the
iron for a long time without seeirg it
move, and getting dry he longed for a
bottle of whisky which he knew Sir.
Surrency had in an adjoining room ; no
sooner had he thought ol this than the
bottle fell at his side; he picked it
up and helped himself, set it down
and continued to eye the iron ; it did
not move, but the bottle left as mysteri
ously as it appeared.
An Alabama paper publishes the fol
lowing notice : ‘Married, at Flintstone,
by the Rev. Mr. Winstone, Mr. Nehe
raiah Sandstone and Miss Wilhemina
Egglestone, both o( Limestone.’
TERMS—TWO DOLLARS IN ADVANCE
A Railk >ad Romko and His Tale
(sy Woe. —The follow is not from Ohio.
About one year ago a young man nam
ed John Doe became acquainted with
Mary Roe, and after a protracted court
ship she did not say, no.’ Hewas a rail
road man, and most of the time on the
go, while she stayed at home to bake and
sew. She was also eighteen, or a little
below. A day was also set when they
to church were to go, and John spent
about two hundred dollars for new ‘clo’
—wedding cards, and such things, you
know. It had been announced in a
church that was neither ‘High’ nor
‘Low,’ that the ceremony would take
place in the morning, shortly after the
cock was heard to ciow. John called
the evening before, dressed iu his best
from top to toe, and handing his bride
the w edd.ng cards, smiled as if every
thing was in statu, quo.
He had only left the bouse but a few
moments when a chap named “Joe,”
an old lover of Miss Mary Roe, called
and upbraided the latter tor going back,
on hi » so, and pleaded his case in a
voice so eloquent and low, that the
other chap’s cake soon turned to dough,
and the tickle Roe, ana the old lover
“Joe’, to a one-horse justice of the
peace did go, who married folks for a
dollor or so, and in less than half an
hour they were ou their way to Chicago
The next morning the infuriated Doe
was seen hurrying towards the depot,
waviug a butcherknife to and fro, and
when his coat-tail lifted so as to show,
a brace of revolvers in his hip pockets
below, those who saw him said that
“Joe,” and the fickle Roe, had better
lay remarkably low, for a few years or
se.— Titusville Press.
Misterious Affair. —The Sanders
vilt Herald has arepoit of a mysterious
affair, from a correspondent in Mount
Vernon. A man by the name of John
! Smith, and anothei by the name of John
Brown, both hailing from South Caro
lina, had arrived there aod applied for
employment. They went to work,
hut Brown soon got tired and got 18-.
loafing around. They quarreferfpinu
Brown threatened the life of Smith.
Smitfi".jrelated the tact to someone,
when he was asked why Brown threat
ened his life. Smith said Brow i was a
rascal, and wanted to kill him for fear
lie Would divulge his rascality. They
met in the street, when Brown reques
ted Smith to go down a hill a little dis
tance with him. They went, but had
hardly been there a minute when the
report of a pistol was heard. People
rushed to the spot and found Brown
badly wounded- Smith escaped. Brown
said Smith was named Willis, an escap
eovuict from Grant, Alexander & Cos.,
aod. strange to say, Smith acknowled
ged to parties that he was an escaped
convict, ami his name was Willis. They
were a brace of scamps that ha i gone
to Mount Vernon to rob a gentleman
named Mc.Millen, at whose house they
stayed, but found him such a clever
man they hadn’t the heart to do it, and
left the place.
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