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FOR MAYOR OF MACON,
HOW. W. A. HUFF.
“FISIS COROYAT OPI'W"
“ The end shall crown the work”—
Ah, who shall tell the end !
It is a woesome way,
, And clonds portend.
The work is all we know—
Enough for our faint sight;
The end God knows. Press on !
The crown—is lignt.
The Mound Builders. —Col. Thomas
Picton, of New York, has a theory that the
mound-builders of this continent were
Welshmen. He is certain that Madoe
Ad Owain Guueyed set out from the
Welsh coast about five hundred years be
fore Columbus was born, to seek an asy
lum for Druidism—at that time threatened
by the inroads of Christianity. If Madoe
and his four boat loads of followers did
not land in this country, where did they
go ? Accordingly, Col. Pictou has ran
sacked the continent for vestiges of Druid
ical worship and monuments of Welsh
occupancy. Like most theorists on such
a quest, he has discovered all the proofs
he wanted —traces of Druidism in the
Aztec religion, Welsh words in the Indian
tongues and Welsh features in the sup
posed relics of the Aztec race, -the Mo
have tribe. To allay all scepticism it
only remains for Col. Picton to trace the
descent of the ltocky Mountain sheep to
the Welsh goat, and prove that the wild
onion of our prairies is the degenerate
offspring of th.e Welsh leek.
The Old Philosopher. —The bitter
ness of the campaign, in so far as it af
fected Mr. Greeley, ceased with the cam
paign ; and on the night of the election
we hope there were few who could not
forget the errors of a brief half year for
the virtues of a long and laborious life
time. The dictum of the great poet is too
often truthful. The evil that men do too
often lives after them, the good is too often
interred with their bones ; but we have
felt and said that though Mr. Greeley’s re
maining years were all given to what we
conceive to bo error and evil, he might
still die at an age far beyond the allotted
years of the Psalmist, and leave the. na
lion immensely his debtor. 1 lie American
people will think of him always as a man
of spotless character and of great intellect,
who for twenty years exercised a greater
and more uniform influence for good than
any of his cotemporaries in the shperc of
public instruction. They will think of
his long battling for the right when the
wrong was strongest and most powerful
They will think of his noble example of
industry and temperance in private life,
and of liia valuable contributions to the
sum of human knowledge in many useful
fields; they will think of the many virtues
which made him, a year ago, the foremost
man of his country in all that related to
what was good and true; and if they
must drink also of what has since trans
pil ed, it will be in that spirit of charitable
forgiveness so beautifully expressed by
Sterne: “When the accusing spirit bore
tire oath to heaven’s chancery she blushed
as she gave it in, and the recording angel,
as she wrote it down, dropped a tear upon
the page and blotted it out for ever.” — St.
Do Houses Reason —For many years
I have made the horse a subject of care
ful thought and study. At times I have
been led to believe that horses have rea
soning powers, and can understand and
apply them in various ways.
For the last three years I have driven
my mare nearly every day over the same
road. About one mile from my home are
two roads, one leading to the church, the
other to the depot. Now six days in the
week 1 drive to the cars, and on Sunday
to the chureli. At this point where these
roads separate, I give my mare her head,
leaving her free to make her choice, and
on week days she will go straight to the
depot, and on Sundays, she goes, of her
own free will, to the church. I never
knew her to fail me yet. It puzzled me
for a long time to learn how she should
know any difference in days ; and I have
come to the conclusion that she reasons
from facts—facts connected with every day
On week days I start from my stables in
a two wheel carriage ; on Sundays I start
from my house in a carryall, thus making
an entire change, both in time, place and
carriage ; and from these facts she must
be guided in her choice of roads.
Many say this is instinct; if so, where
does reason begin ?— O. IP Jfiske, in Our
Ideal of Christ'* Person.
The Christ of painters is blue-eyed and
golden-haired, and such a one never ex
isted save in their imagination ! A blonde
in the race of Syrian Jews is unknown,
lie was a brun (since we have no word in
our language which describes a man witli
dark hair and eyes and olive complexion)
of that race. There are pious people who
have recourse to a miracle to make him a
blonde, with whom it is useless to argue.
Generally the stoutest defenders of his
divinity believe that in taking on himself
.man’s nature he subjected himself to the
laws which govern it, and that he thus
inherited the characteristics of the race
from which he sprung. Leonardo, Guido,
Raphael, and other masters created their
Christ, regardless of historical require
ments, and invested him with an ideal
character which he never possessed, ac
cording to their ideas of the beautiful in
art. This model, once imposed, has since
been perpetuated by all painters, because
they think blue eyes more spirituel than
dark, and gelden hair more godlike than
They had an idea, too, that the Jewish
type of face was ignoble, which may have
had some foundation from the degradation
to which the race was forced for so many
centuries by persecuting Christians, and
they thus had their prejudices against in
vesting the Saviour with the trait* of a
people whom they dispised. But the Jew
of Syria, in the days of Jesus, was, before
his persecution and consequent debase
ment, perhaps the equal of the man of any
other race in point of natural advantages
There, are Syrian Jew* now, in isolated
habitations in Palestine, who are remark
able tot Mr handsome traits.— Albert
Rhodes, in Appleton'* Journal.
A REMARKABLE EXPEDITION.
Savans to Circumnavigate the Globe.
The expedition about to be dispatched
by the British Admiralty to undertake a
scientific circumnavigation of the globe is
described at great length by nature. The
vessel set apart for this purpose is the cor
vette Challenger, of 2,30(5 tons, under the
command of G. S. Nares, It. N., well
known as the author of a valuable work
on seamanship, who has seen a great deal
of active service, formerly in Arctic ex
ploration, and latterly in the Suez survey,
which lie now leaves to head this expedi
tion. On the scientific staff are Professor
Wyville Thompson, F. K. S., as director;
,J. Y. Buchanan, of Edinburgh University,
chemist; 11. N. Moseley, of Oxford, nat
uralist ; Dr. Von Willcmoes Sulim, of
Munich, naturalist; John Murray, ol Ed
inburgh University, naturalist. The three
naturalist take charge respectively of the
Invertebrate, vertebrata, and botany.—
Professor Thompson assumes the charge
of the general zoological work. A photo
grapher is also assigned to duty. The
whole expedition is under the immediate
direction of the hydrographic department
of tho Admiralty, and the ship is fitted out
with a magnificent collection of scientific
The Challenger will sail from Ports
mouth for Gibralter, the first haul of the
dredge being made in the Bay of Biscay,
if the weather should chance to be favor
able. From Gibraltar she will proceed to
Madeira, thence to St. Thomas, the
Bahamas, Bermuda, the Azores; from
thence to Bahia, touching at Fernando
Norohua; thence across to the Capo of
Good Hope, and, after a stay in that
neighborhood, southward to the Crozetts
and Marion Islands and Kerguelens Land.
A run southward will then be made as far
as possible to the ice, and the course
thence be made to Sydney. New Zealand,
the Campbell and Auckland groups,
Torres Straits, New Guinea and New Ire
land will then he visited. A long cruise
of perhaps a year will then be made
among the Pacific Islands ; thence the ex
pedition passing between Borneo and
Celebes, and visiting Luzon and its neigh
borhood, will proceed to Japan, where a
stay of two or three months is expected.
Thence northward to Kamskatka, whence
a run will he made northward through
Behring’s Straits, and then through the
Aleutiau Islands, southward to Van
couver’s Island, and so through the deep
eastern region of the Pacific by Easter
Island, and possibly by the Galapagos
Archipelago to the Horn, and thence
home. The voyage is expected to take
about three and a half years.
It is difficult (says the Nature) to over
estimate the immense benefit which sci
ence must derive from an expedition such
as this. Apart from the results of intense
interest which may be expected from the
deep sea work, Hie principal object of the
exhibition, and which must go far to elu
cidate a subject on which our knowledge
is at present of the most imperfect descrip
tion, abundant opportunity will offer for
tho accurate investigation of the animal
and vegetable life of many highly inter
esting and yet imperfectly known, or to
tally unexplored regions The investiga
tion of the floras of such islands as Fer
nando Norohua and the Marion and Cro
zett groups cannot fail to yield most in
structive results; and it it is needless to
speak of the intense interest which centers
in New Guinea.
Card3 from the Rev. Dr. Harrison and
the Rev. Dr. Hicks.
From the Atlanta Constitution of Sunday.]
Editors Constitution : —lt seems that
many persons are under the impression
that Dr. W. P. Harrison and I are at vari
ance in respect of the so-called phenome
na of spiritualism.
This is a mistake.
Our investigations have been carried
forward with the same spirit of honest in
quiry, and on the same scientific bases. I
am satisfied from my own investigations
that the “Od ” theory will account for all
physical phenomena, but I have not been
able to connect it with that class of phe
nomena known as mental in the matter in
haad. The subject is undergoing a
thorough search, and tests of the most ac
curate character are being applied by Dr.
Harrison and others.
I am persuaded that so soon as the link
is discovered which joins the “Od,” force
with the world of mcntul action the whole
matter will admit of easy solution on that
principle. My object in making public
the extraordinary phenomena in my pos
session was to furnUh my friend with diffi
cult problems for the purpose of testing
the theory which we have both main
Allow me also to say that we are inves
tigating the matter together, and are san
guine, to say’ the least, of success. It will
undoubtedly be found that all the accred -
ited mysteries of spiritualism will submit
to solution, and that greater ones will be
created in the process of the investigation.
Yours truly, W. Watkin Hicks.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 20, 1872.
Editors Constitution As some mis
apprehension exists in regard to the lan
guage test which I proposed to determine
the credentials of Modern Spiritualism, I
beg leave to state in plain terms the test,
which I consider at once reasonable and
demonstrative. Ido this especially be
cause my friend Dr. W. W. Hicks, has
beeu quoted in proof of the compliance of
the mediums to my demand. The caaea
presented by Dr. Hicks do not reach my
test, on the contrary they form a part of
my illustrations of the theory of Od Force.
At the proper time I will show the nexus
between the physical experiments of
Reichenbach and the mental phenomena
of Modern Spiritualism. This I have
promised “to do in two lecture! which I
propose to deliver for the benefit of the
Toung Men’s Library Association of this
The terms of my language-test are as
: follows :
1. I require a written communication,
twenty lines or more, of Latin compoai
i tion, (original matter, not a copy) from
Virgil, the style, matter and chiregraphy
1 to & equal to the known productions- of
that author when in the flesh. It is not to be
a mere imitation, as to style, nor a jumble
of Latin words, but must bear such inter
nal evidence* of genuine**** and authen
! ticity as are relied upon in critical eeti-
I mates of human productions.
MACON, GA., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1872.
2. 1 require like communications, sub
ject to the same tests and conditions, from
Plato in Gieek, David in Hebrew, Ma-
Uammod in Arabic, Zoroaster in I’arsee.
If these supposed spirits cannot speak
their own native tonguos, they certainly
cannot speak or write ours. No odyllic
force can. by conscious or unconscious
cerebration, produce literary compositions
equal to the writings of the masters of the
languages I have mentioned Such a feat
as that would eclipse all the wonders of
When I have procured the communica
tions I have solicited, I will take the prop
er steps to acquaint the world with the
result. Very truly yours,
W. P. HARRISON.
Another crisis is announced in the
French National Assembly, and tho Presi
dency of M. Thiers seems to be near its
close. It is but another chapter in French
The Spanish insurrection makes no
headway. The insurgents are defeated on
all sides. The Emperor has created twen
ty-five peers out of the ranks of Govern
The country honors the memory of Mr.
Greeley'. His funeral takes place to-mor
row from the Church of the Divine Pater
nity—Kev. Dr. Chapin’s. President Grant
will be present. The following resolution
was introduced in the llouso of Congress
yesterday by Mr. Dawes, and unanimously
Resolved, by the Senate and House of
Representatives, In view of the recent
death of Horace. Greeley, for whom, at the
late election, more than three million of
votes were cast for President, that a record
be made in the journals of Congress of
appreciation for the eminent services and
personal purity and wortli of the deceased;
aud of the sad impression created by his
deatli, following a keen family bereave
Tho Senate also unanimously adopted
the resolution, and after the reading of the
President's message adjourned.
A United States Court in session at St.
Louis, has given a. verdict of $56,000
against Geo. D. Oruar, late Collector o r
the Fifth Missouri District
The Treasurer sell.-* a million of gold on
Thursdays aud buys a million of bonds on
Wednesdays, during the current month of
Tire debt Btatemeut shows a decrease of
$1,125,000. Coin in the Treasury,
500,000. Currency balance, $10,125,000.
The office of surveyor of the port of
New York, now vacant, will be filled
under civil service rules.
Commodore John Calhoun died Satur
day at the age of seventy.
Eight hundred men were discharged
from the New York navy yard yesterday.
The Charleston Exchange was opened
for business yesterday under its new Con
stitution, and in the new building. A
board of directors, chiefly composed of
leading cotton merchants, with William
Ravenell as President, was elected. The
Exchange will include in its operations!
transaction in cotton for future delivery.
Previous to the reading of the Presi
dent's Message yesterday the following
proceedings were had in the House
of Representatives. Both bouses are or
ganized, with Colfax and Blain in the
Sumner introduced bills striking from
United States flags and army register all
mention of battles with fellow-citizens.
He also attempted to call up the civil
rights bill, bat was stopped by the rules.
The chaplain mentioned Mr. Greeley in
The House is considering Banks’ re
tirement from the chairship of the foreign
Committee, but refuses to accept bis res
Pending a resolution regarding the Cred
it Mobilier, Blain called S. S. Cox (Demo
crat) to the chair, and a resolution is now
before the House that the temporary chair
man announce the committees.
Both houses took a recess to 1:30, when
the message wae read.
The Alabama legislature is still in a
muddle. The Conservative body adjourn
ed yesterday until 10 o’clock to day, in
respect to a deceased member. Spencer
is the nominee of Republicans for United
State Senator. The Conservatives were to
meet in caucus last night.
The North Carolina legislature are bal
loting for United States Senator. Vance
has been withdrawn.
The New York canals are closed.
Change of Schedule.
MACON AND WESTERN R. R. CO., 1
Macon, Ga., October 31,1872. (
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