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tSLLOW F272R-BLA.CE: vomit.
It is toowNiu t tho of this IrrrtW*
\th*NMr, whiflt will ii< iKmht trMim in n tnon* tiulig
tianl mi l virulent form in tin* fall month* of IbTD.
MR tHRI.I/N IK9Vri\IC. n Kni*ly Hh.
coven* I 111 Southern Nubia tn| tm**l Wttli hucli won
derful result* in South Autvrii** when* the tuwt *>;•
Kravate 1 cmm of fever iuv tout'd, caiwm fnwu one
to twoomuvrt ,r Idle H Ih* fllMretl or nTlWified froiu
the htood eitrii time it i<w>n*h through the Liver, iw
liticAt ah of we exi**ta. nv it* wotrierful
art ion on th Liver anti Sromaufe the IIKI'ATINE
not onlv mvventa to aoertidAt> any kiml of Fever
and UIAVk ViWr.it. lint die ininea iLuihuh** Coneti*
|mtion ot the Bowehs I\mjw*imh and Malarial dir*
No on e 'heed font Yellow Fever who will expel the
Malarial iv.aw a> i vmm**h of Idle fiom the Wood bv
W-liw MKICKKI.I/S IIKPATIVB. which i* mdd by
*ll lflUauiaT* in 15r lit an:! #1 00 UntUn, or will be
*eut by express by the Pix>prietoia.
A, F. MERRELL & CO., Phlla., Pa.
Lr. Pcmberto: 'e S illiig-’a or Qtcen’s
FfP* Tim report a of woiideifnl vureaof Rheumatism.
Scrofula. Salt Klteiim. Syphilis. Cancer. Uleera :itt>i
9HV4. that cam* from nil p.irt * of tin country M
not only re uarkabb* but no tnJraeulouH n* to l*
lonlu*d wam it not for the alum lance of proof.
REMARKABLE CURE or SCROFULA, &c
cask or cm. j. c. hranson.
Kishston. fI \. S.-j't>-nll>-> IS. 1871.
’flie-TA : F'i' Ht\tr.-n vi*ar* Ilwvf lui'ii a v T ' l ' ;lt s,| t
f.. r . r finni Scwf ,lu in its inn-t illatri Kain.' fmni. I
i, #v Inn rnufliir 1 tii m.\ jimiiii ami li*l fnr liftwn
\enra with M'lufiilim* nli'ilnti'itl*. Tin- a|*
jiritvetl icini'-'leH f.ir ain-h nwn I'it'! Inin nwil. att-l
tin* iiuirtt nininrnt |.|ivali‘iaw wnliHUlt.*'!. witlnmt all.
ilrci i.l lii-m-tit. Tims |>ismtratril. iliMlnwt'il. 'lt'
k] h""!i 11 1 whh utlvirttsl bv Mr. Avit "f Flovil ISMIUt\.
Ga.. t. ciininii'iH'i* tin* us. of you* Cnni|Mnunl Kx
tract StilliuYia. Ijm-iiattc is as Inaiiflidi'tit to lie
acrilM' the relief f obtained fisnn tlie nae nf the Stil
lin ia as it is to convey an mluqitatn iileu nf the in
tensity of my anrt.-riic; la-btre nsiiij your medicine:
aufticieut to av. Ia >au lnne.l all other rennsliea nml
C 'litlnneil the use of vour Rxtrnct of Slillliiyia. on
til I can aav fnilv. " I am enroll' of all )oin," of all
ilisca.sc. with noihiU't tooliatruct fhe active |inrHiiit
of my iinif.-aaiou. Mom tlian eiylit months have
elapse 1 since tliis remarkable cure, without any ho
turn nf the 'iiacuse.
For the truth of the alsive statement, I refer to
any jientlcmnll in Bartow Comity. lla.._aiiil to the
niemhcra’of the bar of Cherokee Circuit, aim are
with me. I shall ever remain, with the
deepest gratitude. Ynnr oheilicnt servant,
J. C. BRANSON, Att’y at Law.
A MIRA. I.F.
West FotNT. Ga.. Sept. 16. !87<*.
Gents : My daughter was taken on the 25tli day
of June. le6 ’. with wlia was snp|M>sed to In- A elite
Rheuinatiaui. and was treated for the same with no
sneeess. In Match, following, pieces of lame began
to work out of the light arm. and continued to ap
pear till the bone from tin- elbow to the shoulder
joint came out. Many pieces of lame came out of
the ri 'lit font anil leg. The, ease was then nmnnmm
H 1 one of White Swelling After having been eon
fined alamt six years to Iter bed. and the case Con
sidered hopeless, I was induced to try Dr. I’embei •
ton’s Compound Extract of Stillingia. and was so
well satisfied w itb its ett'ects that I have continued
tin- use of it until the present.
Mv daughter was coniined to lier lied about six
years before she sat up or even turned over without
help. She now sits up all day. and sows' most of hei
time—has walked across the room. Her genera!
health is now gist 1. and 1 lsjicve she will, as her
limlis gain strentti. walk well. I attribute her re
covery, with the blessing of G"d. to the use of youl
invaluable medicine. W. it. BLANTON.
West Point. Ga . Sept. 16. 1 '7O
GkVTSi Tlie above Certificate of ill-. W. 11. Plan
♦on we know and certify as being true. Tlie thin
i.so; hundreds oi the most respected cilia, ns ci rti
fv to it. As uuie.li reference can he given as may be
required. Yours truly.
CRAWFORD A WALKER, Druggists.
HON. H. I>. WILLIAMS.
ea- t>r. P.'inl*ertMi* S iilingla is pre
paid bv A. F MEKREf.I. & CO . Philadelphia. Pa
Sold by all Druggists in SIOO lad ties, or sent by
express. Agents wanted to canvass everywhere.
Send for Hook— Curious Story "—free to all
Medicines sent to poor jieople, pay able iu install
Mm JOHNSON'S new Hotel will lie opened
. at Rowers , llle Hay Ist. and the traveling
public are solicited to give his house a trial. Nict
rooms, clean bods ami good fare. Prices moderate.
KIKbKN. MIIOT UVS*. OL\ 1-aRS.
AiblrefM Great Western Gun U oiks. 1 ittsburp. la.
AGF.NTM WANTED For tho Bfl aii'l Fru'e l
F'l'ing Fictoiial Book* an.! liil.lvK. Pricon rixiuci-.!
S3 j.er ei-ut. National Pububiiino Cos., Fltila., la.
AC Tft Acmtl Tuiliciously invested in Wall
c 0 I U S)DJ St,, lam tho Simulation tor
substantial t'ortunoa ovorv work, amt pay" an ini
mango parcanfftita of protila by tho Now ( a|iitaiiia
tiou Svatom of oporatino iii Stocks. Full oxplana
tion on application to Adams, Brown & Cos., Baukoi*.
26 Broad St., New York.
x V BESSOS’S CAPTIXE
f /K J\ PUKOIN PIASTER.
[ _ ' J Soa that each piaster lias the word C-A-P
-- 'C-l-N-E cut through it. and insist on hav
(. \ iny no other. Ask your own Physician as
to iu im-rita over all others.
I’antnn’s ?*iira:'**lv® fill make New Rich
Bl'Kil. an 1 will completely chan, a the blood in the
entire system in three months. Any person who Mill
take 1 pill each nt.'ht from I to 12 weak* may lie re
stored to sound health, if such a thin* he possible.
Sent bv mail for 8 letter stamps. I. S. JOHNSON
A <., Bangor. Mo.
Look Out, Gin Owners!
JONES & MASSEY,
HAVING purchased the patent Gin Sharpener.
will have it on exhibition in Hartwell in a short
time, and anv one wishiim repairs should couf-r
with U 8 before making other arrauerments. as our
work will he lietter and much cheaper. We have
the services of one of tin- best of mechanics, Mr. B.
Wilsou, who will do all repairing needed.
G M. I ONES
F G. MASSEY,
H3 Anderson C. H., S. C.
At a Costof JOne Cent
Send the request oil a postal card and we will
forward post free, catalogues ofOrst class pianos
and organs, with lowest prices for net cash, or
if terms are desired, we will sell at cash prices
and reasonable Interest for carrying one-half or
two-thirds of the amount until Christmas. The
undersigned are the largest dealers in Georgia,
and pride themselves on selling only first-class
instruments at prices to suit the buyer. 1h) not
he deceived, but buy such pianos as Chickering,
Knabe or Pease, celebrated and acknowledged
to be the best, and that best of all Organs—
" The Estey ” —at prices : S6O, $75. SOO to S4OO.
PHILLIPS & CREW,
Nos. 8 and 10 Marietta St.. Atlanta. Ga
TO ALL WIIOiI IT HA T COXCBKV
Notice is hereby given that at the next session of
the General Assembly of the Stateof Georgia, which
convenes in July next, the follow ing 1 ill w ill he in
troduced and asked for dual passage to wit : A ltill
to lie entitled An Act to iiicoq orate the Hartwell
ICaiiroad Companv and tor other purposes ; said Itoad
to run from [towersvillo to Hartwell in Hart County,
Georgia. This, May it!, 1879.
K B. BENSON, Secret*!y.
('t EORGIA—HART COUNTY.
T Whereas. J. 11. liuncaji applies to me for perma
nent letters of Administration on the estate of W.
K McCutrv. deceased. This is therefore to cite all
persons concerned to be at my otlice ou the first
Monday in July next, to show why said lettem
should not be granted as the law directs. This Jana
4th, 1873 F. C. STEPHENSON, Ordinary.
By BENSON & McGIIL.
VOL III—NO. 41.
LETTER FROM NEW I‘UKENS, S. C.
Editors Sun : While one’s time is
so absorbed in the busy scenes around
ns, with the constant call nf every day's
business upon us, we will, however,
like a presumptuous to:n-*if, leave our
retreat to view the husv world through
the loop holes of the Hermitage, and
though with some difficulty, catch a
spare moment, that I may give \on a
hurried of tilings ami changes
as they pass before us.
Our little burg is progressing slowly
on its way out of the unknown into the
known, and soon our hills and valleys
I hope will echo to the tune of tlie rail
road whistle. The Helton, William
ston & Easley railroad will be built
now, I think, beyond a doubt, and will
pass our little town. Already we see
the change in the buildings going up,
and improvements generally.
A short time since, we made a trip
to tlie French Broad Valley, along the
Sassafras Gap road twenty miles from
Pickens C. 11., constantly in view of
fine crops; the wheat, oats and corn
•rops are fine, and promise tlie farmer
an abundant yield. This is tlie It. R.
-oute from Pickens to the French Broad
River. At 12 o’clock we reached an
elevation of 1.000 feet at tlie Rock
Spring, where we rested a couple of
hours ami took our lunch with a relish,
our appetites somewhat sharpened bv
the exercise and the bracing air, and
not, Messrs. Editors, by the hunt gout,
or mountain dew, .19 that's as scarce as
hen’s teeth in these diggings. The as
cent ft) this point was gradual and over
a very good road. We were at this
point two miles to the right of tlie rail
road route, the route located on a ridge
which divides the waters of Olenoiee
and Eastatoee, and is by nature intend
ed for a railroad crossing to the French
Broad Valley. After lunch we resum
ed onr journey, and soon reached the
notch between Ball and Sassafras
mountains, known as Hilo Gap. A f
this | oint we halted again to eniov the
splendid views. Now, Messrs. Editors
■ome with me to this si ot, and tell me
if vour eves ever feasted on a grander
view. There to the southwest the val
ley of the Eastatoee, with inanv thriftv
"arms, stretching awav in tlie distance,
and on our right the valley of the Ole
noiee. running for miles along the bae
of Ball mountain, affording some of the
finest lands in the State. On our left
as we cross the ledge, the headwaters
n p Easta*oe leap and dance along
’midst deep and gloomy forest over
almost countless cascades and water
falls. All this splendid scenery in a
few hours’ r ! de of Pickens, and even.
Mr. Editor, your old l ome at Pendle
ton village. Here we enjoy in full the
bracing air and crystal water n r the
Bhi ls Ridge mountains. Who could no*
enjoy such scenes and sights: such
wil l and beautiful views, and but pitv
those mistaken souls who seek a sum
mer excitement, at Saratoga, or som®
other resort, when all they could wis’’
could he found here, turn water, gran'f
s"enerv and game of all kinds. After
> as sing the gap we descend for a shor'
distance wher* the viw is grand in
deed—Table Rock. Ball Mountain and
some o‘hers we did not know, wit,''
G;ear's Head in the distance loomed
it]) in grand style. There is certainly
no grander views of towering moun
tains. deep gorges and awful precipices
: ban we find in easy distance of this
place. Here the philosopher, the pleas
ure seeker, the tourist and the hunter,
if his wind is all rigid, can find an in
limited field for amusement and srort:
the hills abound in game and the
streams in salmon trout. Speaking o' -
tliis good world in wl ich we live. I
heard of an old clergyman, with tlie
simple directness of true elo juenee:
and our “ Fatlv r made it all." How
ever that concise statement, failed to
satisfy him, and he bodied forth the
following: ‘-Yes. mv friends, the great
Omniscient and Eternal Jehovah, cre
ated this mundane planetary sphere,
and that, too, without nnv materials.”
After leaving the gap we descend
gradually until we pass the headwaters
of Saluda, our course then westward
for a mile or so brings us to Sassafras
Gap. Here we again take the railroad
route some four miles until we reach
east fork of the French Broad, our des
tination. Mr. Jackson Gillespie's, who
is now fixing up and building for the
purpose of accommodating all who may
wish to pass a few days or months in
this delightful valley. Mr. Gillespie
has a very fine farm and a neat resi
dence : and I have no hesitation in
saving that all who may visit, tlie valley
will find him an accommodating and
agreeable gentleman, and everything
will be done to make their soourn
pleasant and agreeable. Here we found
herd-grass, clover and moskeef, or, as
some call it, Cherokee grass. From
from the number of stacks of hav, fat
cattle, sheep, hogs, (to., we should say,
and do so from experience, that it.
might prooerly be styled the land of
milk and honey.
Ishmael of the Blue Ridge mountains
—the dare-devil Redmond —has gone
to parts unknown, a fortunate conclu-
HARTWELL, GA., WEDNESDAY JUNE 11. 1870.
sion, for if lie Imd l)een hemmed in we
would no doubt heard of raw head and
bloody bones, or perhaps another slide
otl or bust up of old Ball. Redmond
was like the Irishman’s flea: “What
d’ye call tills little thing—when you
put your finger on him and think ye haz
the imste. an’, he jahers. when ye tak’
it otr he ain’t there at all. at all ?" So
with Redmond—lie’s otr like tlie winds
to jump up in a fresh place to give
them another big fright.
Now, when onr railroad is completed
come over, and we will enjoy the good
old times of '4B, in the way of an old
fashioned camp hunt, and pay a visit
to the greatest manufacturing country
soon to boon the continent. The great
water power, the inexhaustible range
are enough to pay you amply for a long
visit. I enjoyed the trip finely—the
fish, fat venison, roasted pheasant.—all
together made our sojourn among the
hills delightful; and I would say to all
wlio wish to enjoy delightfully the
bracing air, the purest wafer and a fine
time for a few weeks to go to the valley,
and I will guarantee that when they re
turn home after such a pleasure trip
they will want to go again : and if they
do Mr. Gillespie will make them as
comfortable and happy as lords.
I bclievp it was Charlotte Bronte
who. when she was urged to write
more, said she thanked God for the
ability to keep silent when she had
nothing more to sav. Hermit.
COLQUITT AND TALMAGE.
What the Governor Til 111 Its of the Great
While Governor Colquitt was in New
York he went to hear Talmage preach,
•tnd as is the case with every one else,
fell in love with the Brooklyn preacher.
In a conversation with some gentlemen
in his office, the Governor said :
“ I cannot see why lie is charged with
being sensational. I saw nothing of it
—no trace of it in the sermon I heard
iim preach. The sentiment was the
r>!d - fashioned sentiment that was
hrough the gospel, and the words even
old Anglo-Saxon all the way through.
I’lie delivery was not at all objection
ilde. He .showed much less action than
many preachers that I know of at home,
tnd I like it. He is misrepresented
by the papers. For instance the World
•aid the other day. “ Mr. Tahnagc went
through a regular cavalry exercise.’’
Now, the truth is, he was describing
*he execution of Saul—ami he said.
*• There was one sweep of the sword ”
—a sweep of the arm directing the
■urveof the sword, ami a pause with
the eyes turned toward the sky—“ and
Saul was sitting at a banquet in
Heaven” —I thought the gesture and
‘he action accompanying it were very
’mpressive. I never heard a better ser
mon —one that was a complete gospel
sermon—or fuller of good old-fashioned
religious tl ought.”
“ Isn’t there a great deal of ostenta
*ion and display in his services ?”
*• None at all. They are plainer than
in the majority of our home churrhes
There is no choir and no operatic airs.
Everybody sings and they seem to on
ov it. On tlie platform is a grand or
'an and a cornet player. As Tal
m; dce moves his hand the congrega
tion rises, and this man leads the sing
ing with his cornet. It is necessary—
no human voice could lead that vast
-•rowd, and the cornet is hardlv heard.
The In inns were, certainly old-fashioned
•rough ; the first was “ How Firm a
Foundation, ye Saints of the Lord.”
the second was “Jesus, Lover of My
Soul,” and the third was “Rock of
Ages Cleft for Me.” I never heart!
such music. It was simply grand. I
do not know when I have heard so im
pressive a sermon. I sat there witii mv
lips quivering all the time. A lady
wl o was with me said she never went
to Talrnage’s church without crying.
After I had heard the sermon I could
understand why it was that Talmage
liad such a hold upon his people. They
love him very heartily, and his taber
nacle is full Sunday morning and night.
He is a great preacher, and I think he
is a good man and zealous Christian.
lam glad that I heard him. It was a
rare treat to me, and it completely
changed my opinion of Talmage. I
had always misjudged him before.
The sudden appearance of locusts in
countless numbers, in western Missouri
and eastern Arkansas and Nebraska, is
reported. There is much alarm in con
sequence. They may not do much :
damage, as former apprehensions on
account of their sudden appearance
have turned out to be groundless. But j
the “ bulls” of the grain market will
attempt to strengthen their position by
the cry of “ locusts.”
The “ spirit was moving ” and there
was quite a revival in the chnrch. An
effort was being made to bring forward
members who had strayed from the
path. Brother R. rose, and warming
up with his suhieet, exclaimed : “ There
is nothing that the Lord hates so ranch
as a d—d backslider!” A triumph of
i zeal over grace.
Devoted to Hurt County.
TIKE 01,11 < ovr or GRAY.
lijw there Alone ; it in runt.v And faded.
With a patuh i*n the ellwmr, a hoi* iu the eide;
But u think of the htuve boy who wore it and ever,
Ijtnik on it w ith |tleuMire and touch it with pride.
A Watery rliiij ato it: over and over,
We *ee a proud vouth hurried off to the fin y,
With a tbifu like the oak. and Ilia eve like the eajzle’n,
How gallant he rude iu the rankn of '* the Uraj !'*
It ia much, it ia worn, it ia tattered in alarm.
But I love it the more for the atorv it l**ara ;
A atom of uonroge iu etnljrple with aorrowa.
And a h*art that Uu r hmvdv it* burden of carva.
It wraggeif and maty, but b i it wnaHhining
111 the ailkieat aheen when he wore it away,
Atid hia audio vs un a* blight aa thnglad auuiuicr morn
When he aprong to hia place iu the ranks of “ tlie
There’a a rip in the aleere. And the collAr lalßmiahed
The huttoiia all gone w ith their glitter and gold ,
’Tie a thimr of the past, and we reverently lay it
Away with the trraaurea and relic* of old :
Aa tlie gifu of a love, aolemn. awe**t and unapoken.
Art* rheriahed a* h-avea f hiii a long xanialied day.
We will keen the old jacket fbr wake f the loved one
WLo rode iu the van iu the nuika of ‘ the Gray."
Shft through w ith a bullet—right here in the ghoul
And down there the pocket ia splintered and Moiled.
Ah ! more—aee. the Hliing ia stained and discolored !
Yes— M-hml diopa tlie texture have stiff* nod and
It canu* when he rode at the head of the column,
Ghftigiiig down iu tln* battle one deadliest day.
When **<iiiadrona of foonien were broken asunder.
And victory rode with the rnnkaof ’ the Gray."
Ita mem rv ia aweetneaa and Borrow eonindngl* and.
To me St ia ptsx'ioue—more pivcioua than gold;
In lb** rent and the shot-holes a volume in writtim.
In tbestaiua on the lining ia aj:' ny told.
Tba! waa now Fifteen years when, iu life a
H- rode with hiacomradea down into the fray.
And the old coat lie wore, and the good sword be
Were all that came back from the ranks of ' the
An*l it lira there alone : I will reverence It ever.
The patch in the elbow, the hole in the able.
For apillautei- heart never breathed than the loved
Who wore if in honor and soldierly pride.
LeAme brush off the dust from its tatters and tarnish,
Let ine fold it up closely and lay it away
It ia all that ia left of the loved and the lost one
Who fought for the iu the rauksof “the
UNDRESSING LITTLE NED.
Detroit Free Freu.
“ Where is * Whisky Bill.’ who used
todrive the old white horse in front of a
twenty-five cent ex press wagon?” repeat
ed the man iu tones of surprise.
‘•Well, now, it’s a curious case,” he
lowly continued. “We all thought
he’ll gone to the dogs, for sure, for he
was drinking a pint of whisky a day,
hut a few months ago he braced right
u|s stopped drinking, and now I hear be
is in good business and saving money.
It heats all, lor the last time I saw him
he seemed half underground.”
When you go home at night and find
that all is well with your own flesh and
blood do you go to sleep reasoning that
the rest of the world must care for it
self? Do you ever shut your eyes and
call up the hundreds of faces you have
met during the day, and wonder if the
paleness of death will not cover any ol
them before the morrow? When you
have once been attracted to a face, even
if it be a stranger's, do you let it drop
from memory with your dreams, or do
you call it up again and again as night
i omes down and hope it mav We none
of its brightness in tho whiiling mists
So “ Whisky Bill ” was hunted down.
An inquiry heie and they finally traced
him to a little brown cottage on a by
street. He sat on the step in tlie twi
light, a burly, broad-shouldered man of
f>o, and in the house three or four chil
dren gathered around the lamp to look
over a picture-book.
“ Yes, they used to call me “ Whisky
Bill,’ down tow n,” he replied as he mov
ed along and made room, “ but it is now
weeks situ e I heard the name. No won
der they think me dead, for I’ve not set
eves on the old crowd for months, and I
don’t want to for months to come.”
“They tell me you have quit drink
ing. One could see that by your face.”
" I hope so, I haven’t touched a drop
since February. Before that I was half
drunk day in and day out, and more of
a brute than a man. I don’t mind sav
ing that my wife’s death set me to think
ing, hut I didn’t stop mv liquor. God
forgive me, hut I was drunk when she
died, half-drunk at the grave, and I
meant to go on a regular siiree that
night. I was low-down, sir, hut I was
no better than a brute those days."
“And so you left your motherless
children at home aud went out and got
‘‘No. I said I meant to, but I didn’t.
The poor things were crying all day,
and after coming home from the burial
I thought to get ’em tucked away in bed
before I went out. Drunk or sober, I
never struck one of ’em a blow, and
they never ran from me when I stagger
ed home. There’s four of’em in there,
and the youngest isn’t quite 4 years yet.
I got the elder ones in bed all right,
ami then came little Ned. He had cried
himself to sleep, and he called for moth
er as soon as I woke him. Until that
night I never had that hoy on my knee,
to say nothing of putting him to l>ed,
and you can guess these hi;, fingers made
slow work with the hooks and buttons.
Every minute he kept saying mother
didn’t do that way, and mother done
this way, and the big children were hid-
ing their heads under the quilts to drown
their sobs. When I had his clothes off
and his night gown cm I was ashamed
j and put him down, and when the oldest
saw tears in my eyes and jumped out of
I bed to put her arms around my neck I
$1.50 Per Annum.
WHOLE NO. 115.
flmppisl the mime nf * Whisky Bill*
right then and forever.”
“ And little Neil?"
*• Mobbe I’d have weakened but, for
him,” replied the man as he wiped his
eyes. “After I got the child’s little
nightgown on, whut did he do hut
kneel right down beside me and wait
for me to sav the Lord's Prayer to him !
Why, sir, you might have knocked me
down with a feather? There I was,
mother and father to him, and I could
not say four words of that Prayer to
save my life ! He waited and waited
for me to begin, as his mother always
had, and the big children were waiting,
and when I took him in mv nrnn and
kissed h'ln, I called heaven to witness
that my life should change from that
hour. And so it did, sir, and I've been
trying hard to leud a sober, honest life,
God helping me, no one shall call me
* Whisky Bill’ again.”
The four children, litt'e Ned in his
night-gown, came out for a good-night
kiss, ami the boy cuddled his father’s
arms for a moment and said :
"Good-nigh, pa—goodnight, every
body in the world—good night, ma, up
in (leaven—and don’t put out the light
'till we get to sleep !’’
A Child’s Kiss,
I remember one day a business man
came into onr association and said :
" Mr. Moody, there is a man justconte
out of the penitentiary whom I am very
much interested iu ; lie is discouraged
because he can't get anything to do.
Will you take an interest iu him?”
“ Yes; bring him iu.”
He brought him in—ns fine looking
man ns there is in this assembly. I
shook hands with him, nnd told him I
was glad to see him. I said, “ Come,
go home with me, and take dinner with
The tears started in his eyes. He did
not think I would invite him to mv
house, as he had been in a penitentiary.
I introduced him to my little child,
only three years old, and said: “Emma,
this is papa’s friend ; I wish you would
fshe put her arms around his neck and
kissed him. Thcu the little girl wkut
The man looked nt me with tears
strenmingdown Ids face, and said ; “ Mv
heart is broke; that is tho first kiss I
have hail since mv mother died.”
It broke his heart to think that a lit
tle child had kissed him.
“ Well, we helped him, nnd he went
out into the world, and the last I heard
of him he was being blessed in publish
ing the glad tidings of salvation.—D. L.
On One Condition.
Some years ago, when the Legislature
of one of the Middle States was framing
a constitution, the discussion of its vari
ous provisions was warm and obstinate.
Many days had been spent in fiery de
bate, uud the vote was at length about
to lie taken. Just at that moment a
a country member, who had been absent
for some days previous, entered the In use
and took his seat. Another member,
who was in favor of the amended consti
tution, went to him and endeavored to
make a convert of him.
“You must vote for the constitution
by all means,” said he.
“I'll think of it,” said the country
“Hut you must make up your mind
at once, man, for the vote is about to be
The country member seratchc 1 bis
head and seemed puzzled.
“Come, why do you hesitate? W.ll
von promise me to vote for the constitu
tion? lam sure it frill givcgeneral sat
“I’ll vote for it on one condition,"
said the country member.
“ What is that?”
“ And on no other, by gracious.”
“ And what condition is it?”
“Why, that they let it run by my
Gainesville Southron : Well, Deacon
Block, of Atlanta, lias finally beaten
Dr. Leftuieh in the Presbyterian Gen
eral Assembly, recently held at Louis
ville, Kentucky. This ought to satisfy
the good Doctor that if a man and his
family wants a little hop and social frolic
at his own house, lie has a God-given,
independent American right to do it,
without anv snivelling,hypocritical cant
about it. Fun and recreation isjmtus
necessary as meat and bread.
A glass of whisky sells for a dime and
is drunk ilia minute. It flies the brain,
and deranges and weukens the physical j
system. On the same table lies a news
paper. It is covered with half a million
type; it brings intelligence from the
four quarters of the globe. The news
paper costs lees than half the glass of
grog ; but it is none the less true that
there is a largo number of people who
think whisky cheap and newspapers
By the way, when Eve presented her
husband with a Cain, did the local pa
per print an account of the affair and
bead it: “Another Man Gained?”
OLD BUT GOOD.
Murk Twain m n Uinftias fnr lr**l
I have pretty much made up my mind
to run for Presklent. What the coun
try wants is a candidate who cannot be
injured by inveatigation of his past
history, so that the enemies of the jairty
will he unable to rake up aguiust him
things that nobody ever heard of before.
If you know the worst about a candidate
to begin with, every attempt to spring
things oil him will he checkmated. Now
I am goiag to enter the field with an
open record. lam going to own up iu
advance to all the wickedness 1 hay*
done, and if any Congressional commit
tee is disposed to prowl arouud my biog
raphy, iu ho|>e of finding any dark and
deathly deed which I secreted, why— let
In tlie. first place. I admit that I treed
a rheumatic grandfather of mine in the
winter of 185 U. He was old and inex
pert in climhing trees; but with a heart
less brutality that ischuracttristieof me;
I ran him out of the front d< or in his
night shirt at the (Miint of a shot gun,
and caused him tohowl up a maple tree,
where he remained all night while 1
empties) shot in his legs. I did this t>e
bause he snored. I will do it agaiu if I
ever have another grandfather, I um as
inhuman now as 1 was in 1850. No
rheumatic person shall snore in my house.
I candidly acknowledge that I ran
away at tlie battle of Gettysburg. My
friends tried to smooth over this fact by
assorting that I merely got behind a tree
—that I did so for the purpose of imi
; tating Washington, who went into the
woods to say his prayers. I struck out
in a straight line for the Tropic of Cun
< er, simply because I was seared. I
| wanted mv country saved,hut preferred
!to have somebody else save her. I enter-
I lain that preference yet. If the bubble
reputation can he obtained only at the
cannon’s mouth, lam willing to go there
tor it, provided tlie cannon is empty. If
it is loaded, my immortal and inflexible
purpose is to get over the fence and go
home. My invariable practice in war
has been to bring out of any fight two
thirds more men than I took in. This
seems to me to be Napoleonic in its
My financial views are of a most de
cided character, but they ure not likely,
perhaps, to increase my popularity with
the advocates of inflation. Ido not in
sist upon the supremacy of rag money.
The great fundamental principle of my
life is to take any kind I can get.
The rumor that I buried a dead aunt
under one of my grape vines is founded
upon fact. The vines needed fertilizing,
my aunt had to be buried, and I dedi
cated her to this purpose. Does that un
fit me for the Presidency? The Consti
tution of our country docs not say so.
No other citizen was ever considered un
worthy of office because he enriched his
grape vines with his relations. Why
should I he tho first victim of an absurd
I admit also that I am not a friend of
the poor man. I regard the poor man,
in his present condition, as so much wast
ed matter. Cut up and properly canned
he might he made useful to futteu the
natives of the cannibul islands, and to
improve < ur export trade with that re
gion. I’ll recommend legislation on the
subject in my first message. My cam
paign erv shall be: “ Dcssicatethe poor
workingman; stud him into sausages !’*
These are about the worst parts of my
record. On them 1 come before the coun
try. If my country doesn’t want me, I
will go back again. But I recommend
myself a- u safe man —a man who starts
from the basis of total depravity, and
proposes to he fiendish to the last.
*' Jimmy the-Duck,” of Virginia City,
Nevada, is dead. He made his living
bv a ijueer invention. He used to put a
duck in a h.,x with its head sticking out
of a hole and allow the crowd to throw
dubs at it for twenty-five cents a throw,
the bird lielongiug to whoever should hit
it. The ducks would of course “duck ”
their heads just before the sticks whiz
zed along, and it was not oftener than
once in six months that Jimmy would
lose. The following is his epitaph :
“Old Jimmy’s weary bones are now
resting peacefully under the sagebush.
Let us hope tliut when tlie trump of the
resurrection shall echo over the rugged
peak of Mount Davidson he will he able
to pop his head up like tlie famous duck,
and should the devil appear and make
a grab for the old rnuu, may he dodge
Early County News : It is not an un
common thing for a man to steal a wo
man ami elope with her, hut some of
the Alabama women reverse this mode
of procedure. For instance, some days
ago, a Henry county, Ala., woman stole
a young lad of a fellow over there and
brought him over the river with a view
of making a husband of him. A license
was necessary to consummate this ar
rangement, so she hired out herself and
young man to chop cotton until money
enough could be raised to pay for the
license. But they soon realized the
adage, “ the course of true love n°ver
runs smoothly,” for two brothers of the
lad put in an appearance at that cotton
patch one day and at once went to
work to give him a good thrashing, and
we are told they made the dust fly out
ol the fellow’s “ britches.” They next
went for the woman and treated her in
; the same wav, ouly a little more so,
i They then took “ little buddy” home,
but left his would-bo wife to take care
Belts are much worn with all styles