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Old standing demands which we have against them, for
advertising, subscription and job work.
New Phi Delta Hall.
The Phi Delta Society having received subscriptions
sufficient to authorize the building committee to com
mence operations, they are promptly proceeding with
the work by way ofnegotiating with contractors. Their
idea is, to have the new Hall complete by ihe next com
mencement, if possible.
Horse Thief Arrested.
Tuggle, who has been pursued back and forth through
this community several times during the last week, upon
the charge of having stolen a horse and buggy up the
country, was arrested on Saturday last within a few
miles ot Watkinsville. He was brought through this
place on Saturday evening e.n route for the Rome jail.
Tlte General Appearance of the Boys.
A stranger in our village a day or two since passed
a very high compliment upon -the students, by saying
that “as a body they were the finest looking set of young
men he had ever seen.” Wo think the boys deserved
it all, and it affords us great pleasure to endorse tne
Female Education. ...
Wo publish the communication on this subject,
through respect for our worthy and interesting bpecal
Correspondent.” It is impossible to advance anythin,,
now upon that hackneyed theme; and hence, all that
can be said has become stale; and consequently, can
not be productive of much interest or benefit to the
tijlam a Temperance Paper.”
Avery foul-mouthed nincompoop returns his paper
w ith the above wickedness scribbled on the wrapper.
We can but feel sorry for any one whom whiskey lias
eo effectually damned and ruined, and we would kindly
suggest that he rinse his mouth with aquafortis, take a
good dose of lobelia and then go to, church and listen to
An Editor in Decided Luck.
Elder Henderson of the South Western Baptist, has
recently been presented with a fine horse and buggy,
the two together valued at five hundred dollars. Ifthat
isn’t luck, then, we are no judge. The editor will now
give us some “2:40” editorials, vari-colored with des
criptions of country scenery. Its a single harness bug
gy. and of course not large enough for more than “owe
Elder Josepli AValkcr.
We are pleased to learn from the Index that its
Editor has returned to his post with spirits greatly re
vived, health much improved, and eyesight restored.
Mr. Landrum conducted the paper with marked success
during his absence, and we would be happy to number
him permanently among the craft Were it not that his
eminent abilities in the ministry are too serviceable to
be abandoned or neglected.
*:Liquordrinkinghasdone more'to demoralize and bar
barize the human family than all other sources of evil
combined. Liquor selling is an “agreement with death
and a covenant with hell.”
None but the mind of God can calculate the amount
of wretchedness, woe, starvation and deep degra
dation which liquor lias caused. Could the long cata--
logue of malignant crimes which it has perpetrated be
spread out to view, finite minds would sicken and grow
dumb in contemplating the horrible picture.
Mercer Enivcrsity--“3Vew Students.
The fall term of this Institution has opened with the most
flattering and encouraging auspices. Up to this time
thirty new students have been matriculated into Col
lege proper, and ny>re applicants arc reported as com
ing. We think the omens augur a degree of prosperi
ty and popularity for the University lar surpassing that
of any period which has yet been known in its history.
All the chairs are filled with efficient Professors, which,
together with the abilities of its very popular President,
cannot fail to.render the college eminently worthy the
patronage of the entire Baptist denomination.
Academy and Female Seminary.
The preparatory school under the direction of friend
A. 3. Morgan, and the Seminary under the charge of
our worthy and talented fair friend, Miss Barber, are
both small as yet, but promising.
Elections are to be held next month in Maine, Ver
mont and California —the first on the 13th, and other
two on the 7th of the month. In Maine, a Governor,
six members of Congress, and members of the legisla
ture are to be chosen.
Thereis a plain and simple manner of expressing an idea,
and then there is a roundabout, hifalutin and bombasti
cal way. For instance:
**Put a Beggar on Horseback and hr will ride to the
Devil:” Establish a mcndicani on the uppermost section
of a charger, and he will transport himself to Apollyon.
“ The least Said the Soonest Mended The minimum
of an offensive remark is cobbled, with the greatest
“ Don't Count your Chickens before they are Hatched
Enumerate not your adolescent pullets ere they cease
to be oviform.
The Hancock Fair.
We have been favored with the premium list for the
annual exhibition of the Planter’s Club of Hancock
county, which takes place the 27tli, 28th, 29th and 30th
of October next. The interest which the planters of
that good old county take in furthering agricultural
science, instead of abating, is very materially on the
increase, as is apparent from the premium list before us,
which is by far the most spirited and inviting of any
they have ever issued ; and we learn that they are ma
king preparations to have the greatest, grandest and
most pleasant time they have as yet had on any similar
occasion. Success to them. We hope to be present.
The Crusader a Medium for Despairing- Co
If the extent to which a paper is read be prima facie
evidence of its popularity, we are certainly publishing
a very acceptable sheet. To give an instance, we pub
lished, some time since, a poetical blast by Saucy Kate
of Cherokee to the widowers, and ever since, our office
has been flooded with echoes, coming from Louisiana,
Mississippi, Florida and various portions of Georgia;
and a few d'uys since a second private reply from one of
her conquests in Mississippi passed through our hands
to Kute, which leads us to suspect that a match is on
the tapis, and will soon be consummated ; if so, we ap
prehend it will bring our paper in endless demand as a
medium for bachelors, old inaids, widows and widow
ers, to advertise for partners. But no matter —‘let ’em
come,’ if we can be instrumental in marrying up all such
stock, we are in for it*
A Waltzing Hon.
The Petersburg Express says : “We were informed
by a gentleman residing on High-street, of quite a sin
gular fancy suddenly taken by an old hen in his posses
sion, for engaging in the fashionable amusement of the
season. After contributing her usual bonus to the egg
basket, the rejuvenated old friend stepped gaily into the
yard, and gracefully describing the circle, commenced
threading the mazes of a mazourka, which she prolonged,
to an extent which excited considerable apprehension
as to her sanity. To restore her to the wonted staid
and matronal mental equilibrium, various infallibles
were administered, and among others that great cathol
ieon for chicken lunacy, dousing under the pump ; but
no sooner was she released than the passion for genu
flexions broke out afresh. She walked around the
yard, struck out, and galloped’ over and over again the
veritable waltz, keeping time to a music peculiar to
herself, which was nothing less than an'imperturoable
cackle. She was still going it yesterday evening, and
gave no indications of ever giving out. This will be at
tested to by highly respectable citizens.”
That Poor Fellow with the Colic.
A few evenyigs since, a dirty, miserable looking
wretch clambered over the palings into the back yard
of our boarding house, and grunting lustily, with both j
hand? upon his stomach, begged for a drink ot brandy |
to cure the colic —he was dying with it. The humane j
lady of the house could not refuse ; and in pouring out
the dose, she inquired of someone standing by how
much would be a drink, when the suffering man in
siantly spoke up and said, “you needn’t, be afraid
of pouring out too much.” He dashed it down greedily
and bis colic was healed, until he reached the next
house. We learn that he carried that same case of colic
into some half dozen private residences on the road, and
begged for brandy. Was ever humanity degraded so
low! A servile slave to an insatiable appetite for strong
drink! What spectacle can excite our commiseration to
so great an extent ?
Atlanta Medical College.
A correspondent gives us a notice of the closing ex
ercises of this worthy and promising Institution. A
personal acquaintance with some of its I rofessors, qual
ifies us to indorse fully the handsome compliments
which he pays them. A few moments in the company
of Dr. Logan satisfies even the stranger as to his pre
eminent claim to all the elements of a perfect gentle
man. He conducts the editorial management ot the
Atlanta Medical Journal with spirit and energy, filling
with ability and success a regular chair u) the .ollege
wt kncw Prof. T. S. Powell in old Hancock, where
as a physician and gentleman none stood higher in the
estimation of the people. We are more than gratified
to know that he occupies equally as enviable a position
in Atlanta. His popular medical lectures, flattering suc
cess in professional practice and active public spirit as
a citizen, have assigned to him a very prominent posi
tion in his new home. We believe ho is considered one
of the leading 1 dignitaries’ of the city, which will he
pleasant information to his numerous friends abroad.
We are happy to publish the complimentary remarks
ofour intelligent correspondent in regard to his closing
lecture; lie deserves all the praise bestowed upon him.
Tuskegcc anti Temperance.
A correspondent of the South Western Baptist writes
the following communication to that paper, which we
trust will receive the attention it merits. Wc have
never heard aught but the most flattering compliments
expressed ill relation to Tuskegee as a beautiful city,
whose citizens are intelligent, moral and high-toned ;
and if we remember correctly, no grogshops curse the
place; but our friends there must not through luke
warmness and indifference, suffer their interest upon the
subject of temperance to languish and die. Remember,
that “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” and res
urrect your once flourishing division from its ashes.
“I have been thinking for sonic time of the great
change that is taking place in our beautiful town, where
but a few years ago stood old and dilapidated buildings
(which as all say for the good of the town,) has been
swept away by the destroying flames, and rebuilt with
beautiful brick buildings, which enable our merchants
to enlarge and carry on business almost equal to any of
our neighboring cities.
“ And when I look over our thriving and beautiful
village, and see the magnificent college buildings which
are an honor, not only to Tuskegee, but to .the State;
and when I see the general improvements of the town,
amongst which is the rising walls of the new Baptist
church, my heart beats with joy, and I uin almost, ready
to say we arc a great people. But just then lam star
tled by a carousing whoop, that is not in keeping with
so beautiful a place. My heart, is made to feel sad
when I see in that company one reeling with intoxica
tion, with whpm I have so often met in that elegant
Temperance Hall that was carried away by the same
flames, that removed the squatty buildings from the
square. I wonder if our zeal for the Temperance Cause
was burned with the charter and working tools of the
“Well do I remember the many soul-stirring appeals
that were made in the Hall for the cause of Temperance,
and the solemn vows made to Almighty God by the poor
inebriate, at the sacred altar dedicated to Temperance,
which I fear will stand the conflagration of the last day,
and will there be read out by the Great Patriarch above,
to their utter condemnation. And right here I would
call upon the church to look well to her duty, for I fear
the churches of all denominations are too much asleep
upon the subject ot Temperance; for.even ift our midst
the .sons of pious parents can be seen with bloodshot
eyes carousing about our streets in idleness..
Orain Trade at Chicago.
During one fortnight, there was received, at Chicago,
111. 6,141 bbls of flour, 135,568 bushels wheat, 410,137
bushels of corn and 25,800 bushels of oats, making 602,-
220 bushels of grain. The total receipts of the season
are now 263,626 bbls flour, 6,056,786 bushels wheat,
4,653,765 bushels corn, and 1,701,987. bushels oats, ma
king a total of over thirteen millions of bushels of grain,
viz : 13,727,628 bushels.
The receipts at this time last year, were 145,000 bbls
flour, 2,200,000 bushels wheat, 5.300,000 bushels of corn
and 600,000 bushels oats, making a total of 8,825,000
bushels of grain, and showing an increase in the receipts
of this year of 4,902,628 bushels.
Poor man! rejoice. The Lord, by these, Ilis un
bounded mercies,, would show his changeless love, and
add to the incentives to love and gratitude on the part
of the recipient. What heart is not Fully pervaded by
that noblest,principle—gratitude! Now, indeed, may
the speculator in the “ staff of life” lift: up his.voice and
lament —Othello’s occupation’s gone!” And we are
glad of it. We do wonder if any body can have it even
in their teeth —it can’t be in their beast—to shake their
head and declare that ‘‘the crops are not so good as
might be supposed ?” Surely pot—the bursting gran
ary —i lie overflowing depot—the ten thousand struggling
teams hieing to market —the groaning trains and puf
fing steamboats —and soon, as the eorn-shucker’s song
is heard in valley and on hilltop, with their thousands,
and many giore thousands of voices—all rising, swelling
and pronouncing the overwhelmingly joyful words,
“ there is enough and to spare,” all forbid it. But with
all tliis profusion, not one grain of it was intended for,
and should not he converted into, whiskey —that were
worse than for it to rot; ’twould be converting the best
friend into the worst enemy. We trust that the resolve
may he—“thousands for the hungry, but not one grain
In addition to the facts furnished above, the most re
liable information assures us that the present crop of
corn, throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Ten
nessee, will be the largest ever grown. Bread ought to
. Difference in Time.
The success of the Atlantic cable lias called atten
tion to the difference of t ime in various cities in differ
ent partsoftlie world. A table prepared some time since
by Mr. John R. Burnet, gives the'following interesting
When it is twelve o’clock lygh noon at- New York,
the. time is as follows at the stated places:
a. :<i. ; r. >j.
Newark, N. J., 1.1 5921 j London, Eng., 455 42
New Brunswick, 11 58 08; Montreal, 12 01 44
Morristown, 11 58 00 Sebastopol, 7 10 28
Patterson, 11 59 38; St. Petersburg, 6 57 20
Plainfield, 11 58 12 Turin, 5 26 52
Princeton, Jl 57 lflj Jerusalem, 7 17 24
Trenton, 11 57 00; Hamburg, 5 35 48
Burlington, 11 56 32; Geneva, 5 20 42
Easton. Pa., 11 55 00: Edinburg, 4 42 16.
Alton, 111., 10 12 28j Constantinople, 6 51 44
Buffalo, 11 56 32; Calcutta, 10 49 58
Charleston, 11 36 40j Madrid, 4 40 32
Cincinnati, 11 16 18j Bremen, 5 31 20
Dubuque, 10 53 00; Athens, 6 31 08
Harrisburg, 11 48 4 ij Rome, 5 4603
Macon, Ga., 11 21 16 St. Helfcna, 4 33 48
Key West, Fla., 11 28 52l Stockholm, 608 20
New Orleans, 10 55 40; Liverpool, 4 44 30
Philadelphia, 11 55 22; Dublin', 4 30 56
Salt Lake City, 927 40; Florence, 5 4126
Oregon City, 846 40| Albany, N, Y., 12 01 04
Honolulu, S. 1., 6 21 081 Lubec, Me., 12 28 00
The difference of time between,the extreme Es.st and
West points of the United. States is three hours and
fifty minutes. When it is Monday noon at New York,
it is six o’clock fifty-eight minutes A. M., Tuesday, at
Tahiti, and between twelve and one A. M., of Tuesday
at China. In the China sea, between Singapore and
China, it is midnight when it is noon at New York.
The time at St. John’s, Newfoundland, is one o’clock
twenty-six minutes eight seconds P. M., and the differ
ence in time between Trinity Bay and Valencia Bay is
about two hours and forty-eight minutes. t
The Metropolis of Crime.
The official report ofthe New York Police Department,
pJ2°ZT r cndine ,ulv -
however, 7 .rreer, for murder"s“r VPI.Z?
glary in the fist degree, 118 for ordinary burglnrV 65 :
for assault with intent to kill, 28 for feloninna ’ i :
‘,* torta, . house of prostitution, fsfoTLffiH
etc Os the whole number of prisoners, 10?477 werJi ?
natives or Ireland, and only 2670 were born in the Uni
ted States. Ihe pi ls.mers included rogues ot nil na- I
tions, from Patagonia, near the south pole, to Russia
near the north pole. VI
Scraps from the Chief.
The hardest drinkers, are the ones who shed the most
j tears over the ruin done the temperance cause.
[ Many of those who are the noisest about the sanctity
;of property, destroy the most of it—in whisky.
The wealth and greatness of a State, consists in the
mind, morals and muscles of the citizens. The rutu
traffic wars successfully against them all.
The dealers in rum claim that they have a right to do
as they choose with their own. And would not the
gambler and the counfeiter have as good an argument
for the right to use their implements?
A host of people deprecate the injuries of the liquor
traffic, and eulogize the temperance cause. When will
they ever carry their professions into practice ?
It is a little strange that those who are the first and
most bitter in their denunciations of temperance men
and measures, have never taken the first step towards
showing the better way.
the Baltimore Patriot, this beautiful poetic
effusion was read before the Normal School, at its last
meeting before vacation:
Tlie Mother’s Dream.
BY MISS A. S. G.
Twas night; a hush like that of death lay on
he world, and stilled the wild, tumultuous
Throbbings of its mighty heart.
. On a low couch,
Within a dimly lighted upper chamber,
An infant boy tossed and moaned restlessly
In fevered sleep. The cool night wind, laden
With perfumes from the garden, stole thiough the
Open casement to kiss his cheek, and linger
In soft dalliance with the golden curls,
But brought no cooling for the fever rnging
In his veins. Beside the little bed, With clasped
Hands, and face all pale with agony, the
Mother knelt and prayed with earnest voice and
Quivering lips, “God spare my child!”
Waned slowly; bells tolled the hour of twelve.
Happier mothers slept in peace with their
Dear jewels near, but still she knelt, and still
Her bleeding heart sent up that anguished prayer,
“God spare my child!”
But now the angel sleep,
Soft touched her with his magic wand, and she, too.
Slept and dreamed, and lo ! the Heavens were ope’d.
She beheld the glory, and heard the deep,
Grand harmony that angels make
Before tlie throne. Entranced she stood without the
City and gazed, awe-struck, through the wide open
Gate, when lo! upon its threshhold bright appeared
Her child. Beautiful! Oh, most beautiful!
Clad in his infant purity, as in
A garment, and crowned with radiant glory.
Looking back, he smiled upon her, and beckoned
With his baby hand, and then, as ’twere, a
White cloud came between, and wrapt him from her
Fair broke the morn; that mother woke and looked
Upon her sleeping babe! Sleeping? Ah! yes,
In Jesus ! One golden ray of light streamed •
Through the muslin curtain, resting like
A halo, on the fair, placid brow, while the
Pale, cold lips still wore the angelic smile
The spirit left at parting. But the mother’s
Heart was comforted; for well she knew her
Spirit, journeying by a different path,
Had met her infant's at the gate of Heaven.
Dr. Raphal, a distinguished Jew of Birmingham, thus
states the opinion which the Jews have of Christ:
“ While I and the Jews of the present day protest
against being identified with the zealots who were con
cerned in the proceedings against Jesus of Nnzereth,
we are far from reviling his character or deriding his
precepts which are, indeed, for the most part, the pre
cepts of Moses and the prophets. You have heard me
style him ‘the great Teacher ofNazereth;’ for that des
ignation I and the Jews take to be his due.”
Cure for Cough or Hoarseness.
A correspondent of the Charleston Courier gives the
Chip up fat light wood and put a handful of the ejjips
into a pint of common spirits. A teaspocfnful in a wine
glass of water, on going to bed, will cure a hoarseness,
and, if taken three times a day, or whenever a cough is
troublesome, it will effect a speedy cure. A few chips
thrown into a hot shovel, and the odor breathed, will be
found serviceable in lung complaints, and is calculated
to relieve asthma. This is much cheaper than “ Cherry
Pectorals,” and equally efficacious.
No Miss Nancies Wanted.
We find in the Gosport (Maine) Banner the following
“I am desirous of securing the services of two male
teachers“to teach school the coming winter. I take this
method, therefore, of making known the fact. If this
notice meets the eye of anv man (I mean physical as
well as mental,) who is willing to leach as well as keep
school, I should be happy to see him.
“N. B. No person who wears a shawl, spectacles, or
vmlhs with a cane, need apply, as sufficient instruction
from that class has already been had.
“H. B. Maynarb, Agent.
“Kendall’s Mills, July 10th, 1868.”
At this season,'when ordinarily the largest number
ot cases which swell the bills of mortally, especially in
our cities, are those of infants, and as doubtless many
arise from improper food, we shall do no little service in
giving prominence to"a paragraph on this point from the
undoubted authority of Hall’s Journal of Health :
When it is necessary to feed infants artificially, and
cow’s milk is used, it should be first boiled, then skim
med, then sweetened a little with sugar, and next a
little salt added, not enough to give it a saltish taste.
Milk thus prepared not only prevents indigestion and
consequent asciditar, flatulence, colic diarrhoe, &c.,
from which sucking children suffer so much, hut will
actually cure them.
An Item for Drinkers.
We copy 1 lie following for the benefit of that, class of
drinkers who make a practise of imbibing to excess,
and “lying around loose.” May they profit by the
At Cincinnati, the other night, a man named John
Butts, while going home intoxicated, fell in the street,
and rolling over into the mouth of a sewer, came near
being eaten by rats. It seems that as officer Lewis
was going his rounds about twelve o’clock at night, he
discovered a pair oflegs sticking out from the well-hole
of the sewer. He forthwith repaired to the spot, and
failing to arouse tlie owner of the legs, caught him by
the heels and drew hint out, when it appeared that one
of his ears was eaten off - by rats. The vermin had just
commenced their repast, and would doubtless leave fin
ished him by morning.
Tlie African* at Charleston.
The Savannah Republican, in noticing tlie arrival at
Charleston of the captured Africans, says:
This, we believe, is the first instance of the capture
of a cargo of slaves by an American cruiser, and our
readers may he curious to know what disposition is to
be made of the ship, slaves, &c. The act of 1840 pro
vides that the officers and crew of the captured vessel
shall be turned over to the U. S. District Court, to be
prosecuted under the laws of Congress.
The ship and her properties of every description tobe
sold, and the proceeds lo be divided : half to the United
Stales, and tlie other half to the officers and men who
seized and brought the vessel into port, under the laws,
regulating prizes. The slaves are to bedelivored to the
United States Marshal ot the District where landed, and
the President to make such regulations and arrange
ments as lie may deem expedient for “their safe-keep--
ing, support or removal,” and he is authorized to ap
point an officer on tlie coast of Africa to receive them.
Up in Urbana, Ohio, a town generally so still and
quiet that the popping of a ginger beer bottle will draw
all heads to the windows and doors, they have been en
tertained with a strong-mindedwoman’s dram- a ! Mrs.
Nash has a drunken husband, and Jimmy Shallon, the
proprietor of a grocery, feeds Mr. Nash with bad whis
key when lie is hungry, and treats Mr. Nash to light
ning whiskey whcti lie’s dry. Then Mr. Nash goes
home and works the whiskey off by beating Mrs. Nash,
On Monday last, in company with her daughters,
Mrs. Nash paid Jimmy a social visit; but was told at
the door that her company was not desired to render
the inside party happy; but in she and her daughters
went, and out came the proprietor and two or three of
liis “suckers,”, and behind them a full barrel of new red
j eye. She would have mounted the men, but a crowd
! got around—so it wan useless. She then mounted the
j barrel, and, with a potent implement, alter knocking
awhile, she aaed the spirits of the interior tocome forth
and forth they came. Two others were visiled in the.
same way with like results, filling the gutters with the
treacherous distillment. Mrs. Nash, with loud cheers
from the crowd, then repaired to her homo, Nashing
her teeth at all the balance of the whiskey-bhops in the
“My son, would you suppose that the Lord’s Prayer
1 could be engraved in a space no larger than the area of
a half dime!”
“Well, yes, father, if a half dime is as large inevery
body’s eyes as it is in yours, I think there would be no
difficulty in putting it on about four tnnea.”
®h Pledge me not with Wine!
*Y JOSIE E. HIM.
pledge me not with wine, dear love!
1 shrink from its ruddy glow;
And white and cold a deathly fear
Jirops into my heart like snow.
°fe I P ,od ? ” ,e 1101 with wine, dear love!
1 lirough its mist of rosy loam
I eour.t the beats of a broken heart —
1 see a desolate home.
<>h, pledge me not with wine, dear love!
1 slaver with icy dread ;
drop to me is a tear of blood
1 hat sorrowful eyes have shed.
I have a picture laid away
Under the dust of years—
Come look on it, and your heart will break,
Cuke a summer cloud, in tears.
Night, and a storm of autumn sleet—
A hearth without fire or light—
A an angry man—a door
1 hat opens into the night—
Hot hands that cling to the crazy latch,
Lips rigid and white with pain—
A curse a blow—and a wailing babe
Horne out in the wind and ram —
A woman dead, with her long, loose hair
Soaked wet in the weeping storm,
And her pallid arms half fallen back
from a baby’s waxen form ;
A woman dead in the pitiless rain,
And, sparkling on the sand,
Hear God! a golden marriage ring,
Dropped loose from her wasted hand.
A white moon striving through broken clouds —
A horrified man at prayer —
The cry of a passionate heart’s remorse,
And a passionate heart’s despair.
This is the picture laid away
Under the dust of years ;
For this does the red wine look to me
The flowing of bloody tears.
Oh, pledge me not, though the wine is bright
As the rarest light that flows
Through the sunset’s cloudy gates of fire,
Or the morning’s vein of rose.
Put down the cup! It is brimmed wilh blood.
Crushed, throbbing from hearts like mine!
For hope, for peace and for love’s dear sake,
Oh, pledge me not with wine!
All men are not born free and equal, but with a juro
pensity to grumble, and a right to gratify that inherent
property of their nature. Each individual fancies his
own fate the hardest. Moore complained and whim- i
pered in this way : J
“I never had a dear gazelle
To glad me with its soft black eye,
But, when it learned to know me well,
And loved me, it was sure to die.”
To which another miserable mortal adds his own ex
perience in this lugubrious bleart:—(was it Charles
“I never had a piece of toast,
Particularly large and wide,
But fell upon the sanded floor,
And always on the buttered side !
A melancholy and despairing swain after appropria
ting to his own case the last stanza, passionately en
larges thereon, and then melts into a tub of blubber —
“And so with everything in life ;
When’er it comes my turn to draw,
In casting lots for fortune’s gifts,
I always get the shortest straw.
And every gal turns up her nose
If I but take a squint at she ;
So that, in luck, in love, and toast,
There’s never nothing for poor me.”
Defeat is a school in which truth always grows
Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and
Men have different spheres. It is for some to evolve
great moral truths, as the heavens evolve stars, to guide
the sailor on the sea and the traveler on the desert;
and it is for some, like the sailor and the traveler, sim
ply to be guided.
Wherever I find truth, I will appropriate it, for it is
an estray from God’s word, and belongs to ineand to all.
Eminent masters, parties and sects claim truths as
theirs, because they have most fully expounded them ;
hut men never make truths, they only recognize the
value of that which other parlies have drawn.
Truths are first clouds, then rain, then harvests and
food. The philosophy of one century is the common
sense of the next. Men are called fools in one age, for
not knowing what they were called fools for averring
in the age before. We should live and labor in our
time, that what came to us as seed may go to the next
generation as blossom ; and that wluit came to us as
blossom, may go to them as fruit. This is what we
mean by progress.
Nothing which conics into the world in the way of
Divine truth is lost. You may open your and let
your singing-bird fly out, and he may wander away,
and the song he sang you may never hear again ; but
when God opens the door of heaven, and lets some sing
ing truth, angel-winged, fly down to earth, it is never
lost, blit one catches the strain here, and another re
peats it there, till at length it becomes choral.
The truth may change its form—it may be hid for
years and generations; but, as the old wheat seeds,
wrapped in the mummies of Egypt, now, after ages,
sought out by prying travellers, and planted, are found
not to have lost their germ, but to have kept it through
the sleep of three thousand years, so God’s truths, hid
in dead forms and institutions, slumbering in the grave
old books and libraries, or banished from polite soci
ety, to live in the rags of the vulgar, do at length come
forth with unimpaired germ, losing 110 more by burial
than did Christ, their master. Like him,they carry an
unquenched heart through the grave. They bring forth
light from its darkness, and in spile of brute force and
watchful authority, they stand again upon the earth,
and look abroad with eyes of immortality.— Beecher's
Our young men are a painful study. As they lounge
about the street with hold, leering faces, poisoning the
air with oaths, or whirl madly along behind lashed
horses, or loom up dimly amid the smoky glare of
haunts of folly, sin and shame, it is sickening to think
that with them rests the future of the country, and in
them lies its hope. It. is no wonder that the hearts of
fathers, mothers and sisters are tilled with dread and
grief. No wonder that the perpetual and earnest ad
vice to the young man is to go into “Ladies’ company.”
The advice is good. There is positive, safety for him in
the company of the vain, giggling, trifling girl. The
most empty-headed and empty-hearted of coquettes is
a more harmless companion for him than a cursing tip
pling fellow who thinks all manner of silliness and sin
manly, and will travel fast, although hell dawns at the
end of the road. Y r es your young man’s salvation is in
the sweet smile and voice, the beautiful graces and ac
complishments of some fair creature, attractive a/jke in
mind and body.
But a young man dare not go and see a young woman
he fancies, and make a friend and companion of her.
Will not all the Mrs. Grundies think and say that it
means something and immediately and vigorously set
to work to whisper their suspicions loud enough for the
world —including the respective families of the young
persons—to hear them. Is not your man a flirt, a des
perate fellow in whom there isdanger, if he is known to
go to see half a dozen girls at the same time? Has not
this propriety which pervades our fine modern. life,
somethingto do with the terrible outlawryand vicious
ncss of the young men ? Has not rigid, ghastly etiquette
driven them from the parlor to the rum shop ? In the
days when some of us were boys and girls, it was no
proof that two young people were engaged to be married
that they were often together, happy in the interchange
of interests and sympathy and all kindly feeling. And
somehow there were better hoys then, than now. And.
better girls too, for that matter. — Philadelphia Jour
No Night there.
Who has not passed nights of watching and weari
ness ? Oh! how joyfully does the light of day beam upon
us alter a night of tossing toand troupon a bed of pain!
A night of affliction isfull ofanxiety and care. Though
it is the time to sleep, yet how often we are kept wak
ing! And then, many, very many of our days are dark
and sombre. How our spirits are affected even by the
state of the skies and the weather! Sicknese and pain
are not visitants of darkness only; they continue their
ravages by day. But in that abode of glory ahd bless
edness—the home of the ransomed of God—there will
be no night. For “the Lamb of God will be the light
thereof.” Glorious day! Bright, peaceful,eternal; not
darkened with clouds and tempests as nre our days on
earth. The light of thut day is like unto a stone most
precious, even like a jasper-stone, clear as crystal.
“ There will be no ni/ffit there.” No seasons of weep
ing—of watching—of death. All will bo peace, eternal
peace. The conflict will he ended—the battle fought—
the victory won; und the everlasting portion of the soul,
will be a dwelling-place in the New Jerusalem, whore
the glory of God lightens it, and the lamb is the light
My soul, gird thyself anew for the race. Bless God 1
• that this earth with its intermingled lights and shadows
is not thy abiding place. Endure meekly all the ills of
mortal life, rejoicing in confident expectation of the glo
ry to be revealed. Let thy faith gain new strength 11*
the devout and adoring contemplation o< that glory
which shall be thy light forever.
Thdauthor of the following should be watched 01 he
might back out: •
A destructiv durk I’ll bi,
I’ll bid pharewell to every pliear,
Then wipe my weeping I
A,nd kut my throot pnrom ear to ear.
“ Tlit’ most attractive beauty of the person results
from the graces of the mind. Delicacy, sweetness,
sense and sensibility, shining in the eyesj, will compen- J
sate an irregularity of features, and will sooner excite j
love in a feeling heart than the best formed face, and
the finest complexional hue without expression. ‘I hits
wrote Knox three quarters of a century ago, and the
sentiment is as truthful now as when written. Ihe
importance of Female Education cannot be too highly
esteemed. The mode and manner in \vhich that edu
cation may be imparted, should be weighed carefully in
all its bearings. A sysiem may creep into existence,
whose results will prove disastrous to the design of ed
ucation. An imperfect system may pervert the. verv
purposes of education. The brightest gem that glitters
in the sparkling tiara ol Georgia’s greatness, is that of
being one of the first of the States of this Confederacy
in the promotion of Female Education. After years of
experience we should begin to inquire, “ What has been
the practical results of Female Collegiate Education in
Georgia?” Wc should pursue the investigation with
candor, truth and zeal.
Have the colleges and seminaries of Georgia elevated
the standard of female worth and excellence? Have
they imparted more strength of mind, or more enno
bling traits of character? These are questions that
naturally suggest themselves to every reflecting mind.
Can they be answered in the affirmative? lam fearful
that they cannot be with propriety.
There are radical errors and defects in the present
system that need correction. Investigation will point
them out, and the earlier that investigation is com
menced, the better for the ensuing generation. It is not
my purpose to conduct this investigation, but simply
call attention to its necessity, and submit a few crude
remarks concerning the present state of the female
world. Females, ot the present day, are only partially
educated. They are sent to college for the pixrpose of
obtaining a smattering of vain and useless knowledge
to show off in the fashionable world. They are educa
ted and conformed to the idle fashions of the day, and
are rendered its abject slaves. The desire of display is
the grand motive which inspires and actuates. Forin
stance, trace the history of one: The fond and doting
parents are anxious to tiring their lovely Emma Au
gusta “ out on the carpet.” Their income is too limi
ted ; but as their rich neighbor, ’Squire Muggins, sends
his Claudia Araminta Josephine to the Bangtown Fe
male College, they must not be behind bint in display
and importance. Straining every energy—like the fable
of the toad and the ox—they send Emma Augusta off
to college. The young ladies at Bangtou n Female
f College wear costly dresses; Emma Augusta, being
i ambitious, must vie with them. She devotes more of
] her time to “Dickens’ last,” or the “New York Led
ger,” than she does to her text books, and delights
more in a flirtation than a recitation. She imitates the
faults and foibles of her associates to a nicety. Com
! mencement arrives. After weeks of careful preparation
1 by her teacher, she is able to indict a composition that
it would be complimentary to call mediocre, but which
flattering friends pronounce excellent, and banishing
“Modesty, that low sweet root,
From which all Heavenly vi.tuesshoot,”
mounts the rostrum, and meeting the sea of human
faces, with firm and undaunted gaze, delivers her favor
ite production, and retires amid the plaudits of the as
semblage, deeply impressed with the conviction that
she is a star of the first magnitude in the literary firma
ment, possessing histrionic powers that M?§. Siddons,
in her palmiest days, could never excel. Flattered and
cajoled, with one bound she leaps into the matrimonial
ring, but with as clear a conception of the duties and
responsibilities of a wile, as a mud-turtle has of astron
omy. Her ideas of life are concentrated in love of dis
play. Her match-making mother is anxious that she
should wed for wealth, and launches her out into the
boisterous sea of fashionable life, hoping that she may
entrap old Beeswax with his forty thousand a-year.
Emma Augusta finally marries some moustached dan
dy, who weds her for her imaginary wealth, and it
turns out to be
“ One of the very best matches:
Both are well mated in life;
She’s got a fool fora husband,
And he’s got a fool for a wife.”
Home education is entirely neglected at the present
day. That education is only partial where the heart
and hand is neglected. The woman is not complete
unless her head has been filled from wisdom’s fount,
her heart educated by the purest emotions, and her
hands instructed by industry. The delicate, wasp
wasted, consumptive-looking specimens of female hu
manity that abound in such “rich profusion,” arc only
abortive imitations of the woman. What is the design
of education? To prepare and bring into action those
powers that will fit them to discharge the functions as
signed them by an Allwise Providence. Did God de
sign tliaLthe purple stream of life should be stayed in its
progress ? Did He design that the very vitality of the
human economy should be waisted l Did He desigu
that they should be viragos and strong-minded women?
I very much doubt it. Who are naturally the most
suitable to educate, morally and physically, the daugh
ters than their mothers ? Who should be their mentors ?
God has implanted maternal love in the human breast
for a wise and beneficent purpose.
“There is not a grand inspiring thought;
There is not a truth by wisdom taught;
There is not a feeling pure and high,
That may not bo read in a mother’s eye.”
The fashionable mother consigns her daughter to the
nursery until she is large enough to send to school.
Passion's rank weeds grow unchecked. Whatdoesthe
fashionable mother know of her daughter’s training?
The Divine injunction, “ Train up a child in the way
he should go,” is sadly neglected. What Georgia
more urgently requires for her safety and perpetuity,
is mothers —mothers who understand their duties, and
will perform them. The following contains a world ot
‘An Oj.d Fashioned Mother. —Ah, how much
meaning is comprised in that simple expression, The
Old Fashioned Mother! It carries our thoughts back
to those women whose home influence was pure and el
evating; who taught their daughters to render them
selves blessings to society, by their goodness, their dil
igence and their useful knowledge. We think of the
lofty heroism—the brave endurance—the thousand vir
tues they inculcated, and sigh at the contrast between
the past and the present. How few modern mothers
understand or perform their duty in training their chil
dren. A smattering of this, that and the other is con
sidered quite sufficient education, and to show off to ad
vantage is made the great business of life.”
This system of collegiate education has caused n
mushroom, cod-fish, uristrocratie snobocracy to spring
into existence. Display is the guiding star. Folly
reigns supreme, while
“ Luxury’s potions, with insidious joy,
Diffuse their pleasures only to destroy.”
Sickly sentimental and ruinously romantic are two
thirds of the young ladies of modern times. With no
depth of soil to flourish in, ideas of any greater magni
tude than those of dress or nonsensical folly, never pen
etrate the murky recesses where a mind should dwell.
With no conception oi their duties, they are totally un
fit for wives, and must ever remain as almost noneni
ties in a world of action; mere beings of sensibility and
pleasure occupied with trifling things. Females re
quire a moral and physical as well as a mental educa
tion for the sphere of action designed for them by the
laws of God and nature. Unless arrested, the deterio
ration of the present will be fearfully increased in the
future. We need mothers that will produce daughters
with clear heads, pure hearts and industrious habits. ]
am not of the class who imagine that females are such
angelic creatures as to require ambrosial food and hda
ven-distilled nectar, for I know that they oft descend
from “sweets to the sweet” to pickles, and can make
an alarming inroad into “ pork and beans.” Daughters
should be educated ns material beings, under the gui
dance of a mother’s love, in the ways of truth and wis
dom. Then, as
“ The fond graces form her easy mien,
And heaven’s soft azure in her eye is seen,
The crimson glow of modesty will overspread
Her cheek, and give new lustre to her charms.”
With clear conceptions of her sacred duty, she enga
ges heartily in its performance,
“ Missing foul discontent’s dark shallow wave,
And Passion’s whirling eddies.
Our dnugh ers should be educated, not as domestic
drudges or as slaves of pleasure, but as the futurew.ves
and mothers of our country, to whom w.ll be committed
’ responsible trusts- If we would
“ Raise the virtues, animate the bliss
And sweeten all the toils of human life,
we must properly, physically, morally, mentally and
thoroughly educate our daughters. W .
“ If a dogge’s tail is kut awf entirely, will it not inter
fere with his lowcomowshun ?’” “Not egzactly; it |
might not affect his carriage, but ‘’twould entirely stop
his waggin,’ ”
[Written for the Georgia Temperance Cruwder.]
Mr. Seals: The Atlanta Medical College cloaed its
session last Saturday; the closing scenes were very in
teresting and impressive.
Dr. Joseph P. Logau delivered his last lecture 011 Fri
day. It was a calm, dignified, able effort, in whicli the
speaker seemed to be deeply sensible of the responsibil
ity of the chair he fills—Physiology—and regretted that
he had not done more ample justice lo his branch in the
four months that had just past. Dr. Logan is a very
scientific man, and especially learned in Physiology.
He ornaments the social walks of life, is valuable to alLg
good enterprises in community, and fills the measure so
wdll that “ all the world might stand up and say this is
a man”—which he is, as a physician, as an editor, and,
above all, as a gentleman.
The closing lecture of Dr. John W. Jones was filled
with pathos, and evinced that the speaker’s heart was
heaving with emotions of regret at parting with tho
class; but it was filled with bold and manly thoughts,
pointing to a lofty mark for the young and ambitious;
to sec that noble form that has weathered through so
much of life’s trials; that has not yielded to toil and
care and disappointment, standing up in the vigor of
manhood, and urging the young to high and honorable
deeds, was, itself, suggestive of much that is pleasing
Dr. Thomas S. Powell’s valedictory, at 11 o’clock,
was a masterly effort. Viewed as a literary production
it possessed a high degree of merit. It exhibited
thoughts noble, high and startling, and was alive with
the inspiration of touching sentiments. I)r. Powell is
a man where thought finds an eternity in action. His
private life is, in itself, eloquent with noble deeds. If
he portrayed, in his valedictory, “The Character of a
True Gentleman,” lie exemplifies that character every
I understand that there are about forty applicants for
graduation. There were 140 matriculates. On next
Thursday is Commencement. Yours, J.
Atlanta, Aug. 30.
[Written for the Georgia Temperance Crusader.]
To Miss C— of Jefferson.
A happy, blissful pilgrimage,
With life’s bright things to cheer;
A joyous heart, a peaceful mind,
Be your’s from year to year.
May thine dear lady, be the smooth,
Arid not life’s rugged way;
But like a glorious May-day morn,
Cheered by the sun’s bright ray,
May friends, enshrined within thy heart,
Their earthful homage prove,
And be the halo round thy life,
An atmosphere of love.
Oh! may thy days glide sweetly on
As gentle streamlets flow ;
A stranger to thy bosom be
The slightest touch of woe.
Oil! may the tear of sorrow be
Alt alien to thine eye;
But should the pearly gems descend,
Like dew-drops from the sky,.
May they but spring from rapture’s source—
From bliss which seeks relief;
Or flow from pity’s gentle tone,
And shed for other’s grief.
And now, while on file’s troubled sea
Your bark glides o’er,
Your friend breathes hishcari’s wish:
God bless thee ever more.
Spier's Turn Out, August, 1858
“Mr. Showman, what is that ?” “That, my dear, .is
the rhynocery. He is cousin German, or Dutch rela
tion, to the unicorn. He was born in the desert ofSary
Ann, and fed on bamboo and missionaries. He is very
courageous, and never leaves home unless he moves,
in which case he goes somewhere else, unless he is
overtaken by the dark. He was brought to this coun
try much against his will, which accounts for his low
spirits when lie’s melancholy or rejected. He is now
somewhat aged, lmt lie has seen the day when he was;
the youngest specimen of animated nature in the world..
Pass on, my little dear, and allow the ladies to survey
the wonders of creation as displayed in the ring-tailed!
monkey, a hanimal that can stand hanging like a fel
low-critter, only it’s reversed.”
A Western statesman, in one of his tours in the far
West, stopped all night at a house where he was put in
the same room with twenty strangers. He was Very
much annoyed by the snoring of two persons. The
black boy of the hotel entered the room, when our nar
rator said to him : “ Ben, I will give you five dollars if
you will kill that man next to me, who snores so dread
fully.” “ Can’t kill him for five dollars, but if massa
will advance on the price, I’ll try what I can do.” By
this time the stranger had ceased his nasal fury. The
other was now to he quieted. So stepping to him he
awoke him and said : “My friend—he knew who he
was —you’re talking in your sleep, and exposing all the
secrets ot the Brandon Bank—he was a director—you
had better be careful.” He was carcfu!, for he did not
go to sleep again that night.
Murder—A Wonianaiid lier Lover Killed.
. On Friday night week a double murder was commit
ted at the house ot Charles Reeves, in Hamptonburg,
Orange County, N. Y. Mr. Reeves and his family
were absent from home, leaving their house in the care
oftheir three servants, William Saunders, Peter Sho
rech and Margaret Sliealy. It seems that Peter and
Margaret were to be married this week, and they had
been passing the evening together, in the room of the
At about 8 o’clock, just as he was leaving Margaret’s
room, Peter was met at the door by William, who,
without a word passing between them, shot him through
the right breast; Peter, turning back, opened the door
through which he had just passed, and fell dead across
the threshhold. The murderer, rushing into the room
over the dead body of his first victim, shot Margaret
also through the breast, the ball passing out behind,
just below the shoulder blade. Bite turned and jumped
out ot the open window to the ground, some twenty
feet; managed to crawl through thegarden and orchard,
nearly a quarter of a mile, to the house of Mr. .Case,
who immediately gave the alarm. The murderer had
not been arrested at last accounts, but the whole coun
try were aroused and searching for him. The woman
was still alive, but it was thought could survive but a
Looking on the Bright Side.
Here is a letter from a wife in to her
husband in California. She don’t intend going through
the world with the blues:
“My Dear Husband: As it is some time since yon
left for California, I suppose you would be glad to hear
how we are getting along in yourabsence. lam happy
to say that we are all enjoying very good health on the
whole. Just at present, two ol the boys have got the
smallpox; Amanda Jane has got the typhus fever;
Betsy is down with 1 lie measles; Samuel got hooked
by a cow the oilier day, and little Peter has jast chopped
oil three of his fingers with the hatchet. It is a mercy
lie didn't chop them all off. With these trifling excep
tions, wc are all well and getting along nicely. You
, needn’t be at all anxious about us. 1 almost forgot to
say that Sarah Matilda eloped, last week, with a tiu
peddler. roorgirl! she’s been wailing for the last ten
years for a chance, and I’m gltul she’s got married at
She needn’t have taken the trouble to elope, though,
for I’ m sure I was glad to have her go. She was a
great eater, and I find baked beans don’t go off near so
I tust as they did when site was here. The way that girl
would dip into pork and beans was a caution totherest
ot the family. The cow took it into her head yester
day to run away, which was very fortunate, I’m sure,
’ for the barn caught fire last night and was consumed.
I was in hopes the house would go, too, for its very in
> convenient; but the wind was the wrong way, so it
didn’t receive much injury. Some boys broke into the
5 orchard the other day, and stripped all the fruit trees.
I lam very glad of it, for if they hadn’t, I presume the
, children would have made themselves sick by eating
too much fruit. Hoping you enjoy yourself in Califor
nia us well ns we do at home, I remain your affection
-1 ate wife.”
* A friend of ours thus eulogises his musical attain
ments —“I know two tunes. The one is ‘Auld Lang
Syne,’ and tlio other isn’t. I always sing the latter.
ADMINISTRATOR’S SALE. — Under an order
of the Coum of Ordinary of Greene county, will
be sold before the court-house door in the town of Elli
jay, Gilmer county, on the First Tuesday in November
next, all the interest of ?lary Ann H. Findley, deceased,
it being one-fifth, in lot of land No. 321, in the 12th
district and 2d section of Gilmer county. Sold for the
benefit of the heirs and ireditora. Terms cash.
Sept 9-tds S. M. FINDLEY, Atlm’r.
ADMINISTRATOR’S SALE.— WiII be sold be
fore the Court House door in Crawford ville, on the
first Tuesday in November next, one tract of land lying
in Taliaferro county, adjoining lands of W. P.Johnson,
Mrs. Mary Mapp, and estate of McKenney Howell,
and containing one hundred acres, more or leas; one
half in woods. Sold under an order of the Court of Or
dinary of Greend county, as belonging to the estate of
J. J. Howell, deceased,
Sept. I—tds. J, M, HOWELL, Adm’r.