A Season of Prayer.
THAT TURNS OUT TO HAVE BEEN SPICED
WITH A LITTLE COMEDY.
The Cleveland Leader reports a
comedy in real life which took place
in Eric, Pa., lately. The heroine was
a buxom young woman whose husband
died a year ago. When she had worn
her weeds six months the would be
hero of the play came a wooing, and
his attentions not being distasteful to
the widow, she consented to marry
him in twelve months and a day from
the date of her first husband's death.
The happy day fell on Wednesday
last, and the ceremony was to take
place at the bride's house. A mag
l.ificent wedding feast was p'XJpared,
and about sixty guests were invited.
The hour appointed for the marriage
was 6 P. M. In the forenoon the
bridegroom-elect went olf to invite a
lew friends in the country who had
been forgotten. The afternoon mail
brought a postal card from him, stating
that he ha<l conscientious scruples
about marrying a woman so recently
widowed. He would make it a matter
of prayer, and would abide the result
of l.is feelings when through. She
was not. to take this as a positive de
clination to marry', but if lie did not
arrive at 6 o'clock P. INI. she might
consider the marriage “off.” The
widow did not faint nor go into hys
terics, but donned her wedding attire
and welcomed her guests with a smil
ing face. At 6 o’clock all the guests
were there, and with them, of course,
flic minister; but no bridegroom had
appeared. With unruftled counte
nance the expectant bride ‘'called the
meeting to order,” and read aloud the
recreant lover's card. When the storm
of surprise and denunciation had sub
sided she added : 44 But that needn't
spoil the dinner,” and thereupon the
guests fell to banqueting, none more
heartily than the mistress of the house
herself. When the table was cleared
dancing began, and an elderly bach
elor led the german with the disap
pointed (?) bride. lie became so
enamored of her that within the hour
lie proposed ; he was accepted ; the
minister was recalled, and at 11 P. M.
the wedding took place with the new
bridegroom. But scarcely had the
bridal kiss been bestowed when in
rushed the too conscientious lover,
who, after a protracted season of
prayer, had concluded to come back
and wed. lie was just in time to con
gratulate the bride, not his own, but
another’s, and then hastily stole away,
resolved within to stifle conscience ere
he sought another bride.
What Congress Did for Mrs. Lincoln.
It is a matter of discussion at this
time what Congress will do for Mrs.
Garfield. In this case the act passed
in relation to Mrs. Mary Lincoln, whose
husband was also assassinated while
President, is of interest. There were
three acts of the kind passed by' Con
gress. The first act passed when
Congress came together after the
assassination of President Lincoln was
That the Secretary of the Treasury
pay' out of any money in the treasury
not otherwise appropriated to Mrs.
Mary Lincoln, widow of Abraham
Lincoln, late President of the United
States, or in the event of her death,
before payment, the sum of $25,000 ;
Provided always, that any sum of
money which shall have been paid to
thepersoual representatives of the said
Abraham Lincoln since his death, on
account of his salary as President of
the United States for the current year
shall be deducted from the said sum
of $25,000.” The amount thus granted
to Mrs. Lincoln was the salary of the
President for one year. Now that
salary is $50,000. In February', 1866.
Congress passed the following act:
“That all letters and packets carried
by post to and from Mary Lincoln,
widow of the late Abraham Lincoln,
be carried free of postage during her
natural life.” In 1870 the following
act was passed : “ That the Secretary
of the Interior he and is hereby' author
ized to place the name of Mary Lin
coln. widow of Abraham Lincoln,
deceased, late President of the United
States, on the pension roll, and allow
and pay her a pension at the rate of
$3,000 per annum from and after the
passage of this act.” —Washington
The Secretary of the Treasur\ r has
clearly defined the status of mutilated
coin, lie says that there is no provi
sion for its redemption by the Gov
ernment, but intimates that every one
has the right to sell it as old gold and
silver. Among the melters may be
included the United States, for any
citizen may deposit bullion at the
assay office and receive its value when
this is determined. Between mutila
ted coin worn and money there is dis
tinction ; for the wear of metalie cur
reney in use is overlooked by the
Government as long as there is enough
of the inscription left to verify the
denomination. Mutilation, however,
is willful and not accidental, and the
loss must be sustained by the holder.
As none of our silver coin is intrinsi
cally worth its value the moral is that
every oue should refuse—as lie has
legally the right to do—any coin that
has been clipped, punched or drilled.
Col. A. Wood Merryweather, whom
everybody in Scranton, Pa., know's,
writes and says : “I had suffered from
a derangement of the bladder and kid
neys ; it had made ray general health
very poor. I also was troubled with
severe indigestion; pills gave me
only temporary relief, and I experien
ced great anxiety of mind, as well as
physical distress. A friend recom
mended Brown’s Iron Bitters. I have
used it with most gratifying results,
and just now my health never was bet
ter, and I feel that the cure is perma
Food for the Brain and Nerves that
will invigorate the body without intox
icating is what we need in these days
of rush and worry. Parker’s Ginger
Tonic restores the vital energies,
IXTerw Opening !
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER,
ATHENS, . . . GEORGIA.
CHARLES A. SCUDDER,
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY ami SILVERWARE.
ALL kinds of Repairing done by the latest improved methods. Bold Plating and
Engraving. All jobs and orders sent by mail or Express promptly- attended to.
BRUMBY'S DRUB STORE, College Avenue, Athens, Ba. sep 30
The leadingSeionlists ol'to-dny
.agree that most diseases are caused by
disordered Kidneys or Liver. Tf, there
fore, the Kidneys and Liver are kept in
perfect order, perfect health will be the re
sult. This truth has only been known a
short time and for years people suffered
great agony without being able to find re
lief. The discovery of Warner's Safe Kid
ney and Liver Cure marks anew era in the
treatment of these troubles. Made from
a simple tropica! leaf of rare value, it con
tains just the elements necessary to nour
ish and invigorate both of these great or
gans, and safely restore and keep them in
order. It is a POSITIVE: lt>iiul,v
for all the diseases that cause pains in the
lower part of the body—for Torpid Liver
—Headaches—Jaundice— Dizziness—B ra
vel—Fever, Ague—Malarial Fever, and
all difficulties of the Kidneys, Liver and
It is an excellent and safe remedy for
females during Pregnancy It will control
Menstruation and is invaluable for I.eucor
rhoea or Falling of the Womb.
Asa Blood Purifier it is uncqualed, for
it cures the organs that make the blood.
This Remedy, which has done such won
ders, is put up in the LARGEST SIZED
BOTTLE of any medicine upon the mar
ket, and is sold by-Druggists and all deal
ers at gI.SS-per bottle. For Diabetes,
enquire for WARNER’S SAFE DIA
BETES CURE. It is a POSITIVE Rem
edy. H. H. WARNER & CO.,
Rochester, N. Y.
BROWN’S IRON BITTERS are
a certain cure for all diseases
requiring a complete tonic; espe
cially Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Inter
mittent Fevers, Want of Appetite,
Loss of Strength, Lack of Energy,
etc. Enriches the blood, strength
ens the muscles, and gives new
life to the nerves. Acts like a
charm (on the digestive organs,
removing all dyspeptic symptoms,
such as tasting the food, Belching,
Heat in the Stomach, Heartburn,
etc. The only Iron Preparation
that will not blacken the teeth or
give headache. Sold by all Drug
gists at SI.OO a bottle.
BROWN CHEMICAL CO. •
Baltimore, Md. •
Se that all Iron Bitters are made by Brown Chimicu
Cos. and have crossed red lines and trade mark on wrapper
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
SHOES! HARNESS! LEATHER!
WE .are now making the very best
quality of the above articles right
here at home, and they are for sale. We
do not expect to sell them merely because
they arc home manufacture, but because
of their excellent quality and low price.
We "are making regular
of the very best material and workman
ship. and ottering them for 25 per cent,
less than the usual price.
Our BROGANS cannot be beaten in
excellence, or cheapness for the quality.
These sell only by the case. Bridles. Col
lars and Harness, double or single, always
on hand, or made to order. We have the
most experienced workmen. All wc ask
is a trial.
ATKINS. CARR & CO.
Maysville, Ga., June 17th, 1881.
Soots & Shoes!
New Shoe Shop at Marler’s OM Office,
KEEP on hand best of material. Fine
sewed Boots and Shoes a specialty.
cure?” asks the sufferer from a multi
tude of diseases. We answer : It wili re
move from the system the active cause of
most of the diseases that Hesli is heir to.
It won't mend a broken limb, nor close a
bullet hole ; but it may be profitably used
in stomachic diseases. It will do no one
any harm, and may do much good. Try
it and see if it won't suit your case.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
Tone. ToncbjWorlcmansliip & DnraMlity.
WILLIAM MAT ARK A TO.
Nos. 504ami 206 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore.
No. 112 Fifth Avenue, New York.
Bayard Taylor, Poet & TraTeller.
Said : 44 I take great pleasure in recom
mending to parents the Academy of Mr.
Swithin C. Shortlidge.”
Hon. Fernando Wood, 31. C.,
Said (1880): •• l cheerfully consent to the
use of my name as reference. My boys
will return to you (for their fourth 3-ear)
after their vacation.”
For new Illustrated Circular address
SWITHIN C. SHORTLIDGE. A Id.. Hm vard
I uiv-i*Mity Cli-adun!*, Iltalia, l*:i„
12 miles from Philadelphia.
YEAR and expenses
4 4 & t° agents. Outfit free.
Address P.O. VICKERY,
Advertisers hy addressing bed. p.
ROWELL & CO., 10 Spruce Street.
New York, can icarn the exact cost of any
proposed line of A OVERT ISTXG in S me
rican Newspapers. 100-pa g<*
THIS Harrow is simple in its construc
tion. combining strength and light
ness, and cannot easily get ou of order.
Tt revolves continually while in operation,
so that turf, stones, corn huts, or any oth
er obstruction of the kind cannot clog it.
The reason of it is the rapid motion of the
teeth; therefore, as a Pulverizer, Soil Mix
er, Destroying Bermuda Brass, and for
Covering Brain, it has no equal. We ear
nestly invite all farmers, mechanics and
business men to examine this 1 larrow, feel
ing assured that it cannot fail to meet their
highest approval. The following named
gentlemen, who have bought and used
them have authorized the proprietor to re
fer to them, at Athens, Ba. : John A.
Meeker, J. N. Montgomery, A. L. Hear
ing, Thomas Hudson, Athens. Ca., and
many others. J. 11. NEWTON,
Sept. 23 Owner Patent State of Ba.
A large and complete stock of
Churches and Ministers supplied with
Books at publishers prices, by
BURKE & ANDERSON,
Feb. 25 Athens, Ga.
I WILL keep on hand, in Jefferson, a
full suppty of
of all sizes, and at prices to suit the times,.
Every effort will he made to serve parties
JUrmijmtlv and satisfactorily.
Annie Muller committed suicide, in
Detroit, because her sweetheart gave
his trousers to another girl to mend.
A German military authority says
that the completion of the fortifications
of Paris has rendered that city a most
formidable fortress, capable of defend
ing not only the center, but the west
and south of France.
Sheep raising is a profitable business
in Texas. In June. 1879, a gentleman
residing in Kinney county invested
SI,BOO in sheep. Last August lie sold
his flock of 3,400 head for $7,050. The
mutton he had previously sold was
sufficient to more than cover his ex
A medical practitioner in Vienna
has been fined fift3' gulden for using
the title of professor without authority.
It would he interesting to know how
much of the public debt we would be
able to pay in the United States with
the money gained from the enforce
ment of a similar statute.
At the royal palace in Berlin 40,000
wax candles are instantaneously
lighted by a single match. The wicks
are previously connected by a thread
spun from gun cotton, on igniting one
end of which all the candles are lighted
and thus the whole of
the 700 apartments are lighted atonce.
A gold memorial medal of the late
President will soon he issued from the
Philadelphia United States mint.
There will he two sizes, a five dollar
medal, which will bo ha’.f an inch in
diameter, and a ten dollar medal, an
inch in diameter. On one side will
be a medallion of Garfield, on the other
At the meeting of the Methodist
Conference in London, James Calvert
of Fiji said that the greatest blot of
the Fijians was their cannibalism.
One of the natives stated that he had
feasted on 872 different persons, and
six or seven of the missionaries were
eaten when they first commenced
their labors in Fiji.
A Denver girl advertised for propo
sals of marriage. Her father published
a card to sa}' that her advertisement
was merely a foolish freak, and that
nobody should regard it seriously.
Then the girl cane out with a decla
ration that, being of legal age to
choose a husband for herself, she had
taken her own means ofgctting suited,
and did not mean to abandon the plan.
There arc at the present time nearly
four hundred female physicians in
active practice in twenty-six States,
the majority of them being residents
of New York, Massachusetts and
Pennsylvania. These figures show a
marvelous growth. Persons not very
far advanced in years can remember
when there were no women claiming
to practice medicine who were worthy
of public confidence.
Guiteau’s fatal bullet is in the
possession of President Garfield’s
private secretary, Mr. Brown. It will
he produced at the trial of the assassin.
And so will the splintered vertebra,
from the spinal column—which bone
lias been removed from the spine—
and, together with the splintered
eleventh rib, will be used at the trial
and after that placed in the army
museum in Washington.
A sample of water from the Sacred
Well of Mecca has beeir analyzed and
found to be polluted by sewage to an
extraordinary degree of disease-breed
ing filthiness. In fact, Professor
Fraukland, who made the analysis,
declares that it is nothing less than
bottled cholera, and, as this water is
in great demand throughout Moham
medan counties, it is manifest that it
is likely to be an active agent in the
dissemination of disease.
It is announced that Priestly &
Sons, among the largest, manufacturers
of fine dress goods, whose works at
Bradford. England, continually run
fifteen hundred steam looms, are about
to remove their entire business to
Philadelphia, being convinced that the
United States is to be the future indus
trial centre. A building has been
secured and the machinery is already
arriving. It is probable that the
operatives of the English works will
very generally follow the mill to this
A portion of the Mammoth Cave in
Kentucky is hereafter to be used for
the purpose of raising mushroom**, an
enterprising Frenchman having sug
gested the idea to the manager of the
property. Some of the more senti
mental Kentuckj* editors are bewailing
the fact that a great natural curiosity
should be put to such base uses, but
the protestations of the esthetic editor
avail not when there is money to be
made by disregarding them.
A Chinese witness in a Philadelphia
court, after taking an oath with a par-
loud kiss of the Bible, was
asked if he considered himself bound
thereby to tell the truth. He compla
cently answered that the Bible was no
more to him than the lawyer's old
white hat. The only form of oath that
he would respect, he said, was to cut
off a chicken’s head while repeating
certain words in Chinese. A chicken
and knife were provided by the op
posing counsel, but the Judge said
that, though inclined to permit the
ceremony, he would adjourn the trial
for a week to consider the question.
Cummings engaged himself to mar
ry a Pennsylvania widow, Mrs. Ken
nedy ; but he was disturbed by the
fact that her first husband had been
dead only a year, and on the dav set
for the wedding sent her a note saying
that he would go into the solitude of
the woods to pra} r for Divine guidance.
The enraged widow read the message
to the guests when they assembled,
and declared that she would not be
come Cummings’ wife, no matter what
light he might obtain from above.
Williams, an old and previousl\ r dis
carded suitor, saw bis opportunity and
offered to act as bridegroom. lie was
accepted, and when Cummings arrived,
quieted, there was
JQK R. B. A DAIK,
June 10—'81. Gatnksvillk, Ga.
TOUN J. STRICKLAND,
O A TT( RN E Y-A T- LA W,
Will promptly attend to all business en
trusted to him. dec 17, ’SO.
Dll. X. B CASH.
Tenders his professional services to the
surrounding country. Rheumatism, Neu
ralgia and the diseases of women a speci
alty. Feb. 10th, 1880. ly
Prompt and faithful attention given to
all business placed in his hands.
WILEY C. HOWARD.
Will attend faithfully to all business en
trusted to his care. inch 4,
SILMAN & THOMPSON.
A TTI >K N EYS-AT-L A W,
Will practice in Jackson and adjoining
Jackson Sheriff’s Sale.
WILL be sold, before the Court House
door, in the town of Jefferson, Ga.,
to the highest bidder, within the lc"al
hours of sale, on the lirst Tuesday in No
vember next, the following property to
A tract of land, lying in Jackson coun
ty, on the waters of the South Oc< nee
river, containing one hundred and ninety
acres, more or less, adjoining lands of
Robert Shields. Levi Martin and others.
On said land there is about seventy-five
acres in good state of cultivation, about
forty acres of this is river and creek hot*
toms, the r< maindcr is in original forest
and old held pines. On said land there is
a good dwelling and out-houses and ten
ant houses, a good orchard and other im
provements, making a tirst-class farm.
Levied on as the property of J. J). John
son. to satisfy a ti. fa. issued from the
Superior Court of Jackson county at the
August term, 1881, in favor of S. C.
Dobbs against J. D. Johnson. Property
pointed out by S. C. Dobbs, the plaintiff
in ti. fa. Written notice given to the ten
ant in possession as the law directs.
T. A. M< EL II ANN ON, Sh’ff.
Jackson Postponed She
WILL be sold, before the Court House
door in Jelferson, on the lirst Tues
day in November, 1881, within the legal
hours of sale, to the highest bidder, the
following property, to wit: A tract of
land, situated in the 242d District, G.M.,
of said county, containing eighty-one
acres, more or less, adjoining lands of J.
E. Arnold, Lee Morris, Robert Morris and
others. Levied on as the property of J.
11. Eads and 8. J. Eads, to satisfy a (i. fa.
issued from the Justice's Court of the 242d
District, G. M., in favor of J. R. Crane vs.
J. 11. and 8. J. Eads. Levy made and
returned to me by J. C. Williamson, L.
C. Notice given the tenant in possession,
as the law directs.
T. A. McELHANXOX. Sh'ff.
Jackson Mortgage She
Wl LL be sold, before the Court House
door in Jefferson, Jackson county,
Ga., on the first Tuesday in November,
1881. within the legal hours of sale, to the
highest bidder, the following property, to
wit: One black marc mule, about eight
years old. Levied on as the property of
Croff Duke, by virtue of and to satisfy a
mortgage li. fa. in favor of H. Atkins &
Cos., vs. Croff Duke, issued from the Supe
rior Court of said county. The property
described in said ti. fa.
T. A. McELIIANNOX, Sh'ff.
Whereas, John I. Pittman and J. W.
Strickland, Administrators dc bonis non
on the estate of John T. Parks, deceased,
applies for leave to sell the land belong
ing to the estate of said dec’d—
This is to cite all concerned, kindred
and creditors, to show cause, if any, on
the lirst Monday in November, 1881, at
the regular term of the Court of Ordinary
of said county, why said leave should not
he granted the applicants.
Given under my official signature, Sep
tember 2Sth, 1881. x
11. W. BELL, Only.
I will be at the following named places,
at the time indicated, for the purpose
of collecting your State and County Taxes
for 1881 :
Nicholson, September 26th, and Octo
Harmony drove, September 27th. and
November 14th, 15th and 10th.
Maysville, September 28th, and Novem
Wm. Grift'eth's. September 29th.
Iluman's Store, September doth, and
Clarkes boro’, October sth and 27th.
Santa Fe Court Ground, October Oth
Chandler's Court Ground, October 7th,
and November 9th.
House's, October lltli, and November
Randolph’s, October 12th, and Novem
White's Mill, October 24th.
Center, October 20th.
Miller’s, November 4th.
Askew’s Store, November Bth.
Jasper Thompson's, November 11th.
Jefferson. October 3d, 4th, Bth, 29th.
and November Ist. 2d, 7th. 22d. 23d and
24th. after which time the books will be
JAMES M. SAILERS,
Sept 23 Tax Collector Jackson County.
ANevr, Delightful mud Fashionable Perfume.
Sold by druggists sod fau rr goods dealers. Nooe grnuinu
without signature of HISCOX £ CO., Chemists, X. V.
Winger, Buehn, .’dandrake, StUMnc-oTar!!?
■many of the best medicines known are combined!
‘m Parker’s Ginger Tonic, into a medicine of!
.such varied and effective powers, as to make it 1
.the greatest Blood Purifier and the
•Best Health & Strength Restorer pver used.'
! .R cu/es Dyspepsia, Rheumatism, Neural-'
§ia, Sleeplessness, and all diseases of the!
tomach, Bowels, Lungs, Liver, Urieary.
Organs, and all Female Complaints. 1
. If you are wasting away with Consumption or]
•any disease, use the Tonic to-day. No matter,
[what your symptoms are, it will surely help you. l
. Remember! This Tonic never intoxicates,'
•cures drunkenness, is the Best Family Med-'
icine ever made, and entirely different from l
Bitters, Ginger Preparations, and other Tonics.'
.Buy a yx.. bottle of your druggist. None gen-!
uine without our signature on outside wrapper..
Hlgcgx & Cos., Chemists. N. Y. 1
PARKER’S HAIR BALSAICSEV^S
Notice to Trespassers!
T HEREBY forbid V. A. Toney, M. G.
x Toney, E. Rowden and W. Rowden
from trespassing upon my land in any
Can he supplied with the finest Cooking Stoves
ever brought to the market of Northeast Georgia
With our excellen t Cooh Stoves, we give everythin
in the Kitchen for all cooking purposes, and guar
antee in every cook stove to give satisfaction. Jf
you want something that is good and will he cer
tain to give you satisfaction f
To W. H. JONES, Sup’f,
At tile “ Red Store,”
Athens, Ga., Sept. 16th, 1881.
One Thousand People Wanted!
TO BUY THOSE CHEAP GOODS AT
PARKER & CAMP RROS.
Wc are reeeivrng <?aily, a large and well selected assortment of
FANCY AND FAMILY GROCERIES,
Sugars, Coffees, Teas, Syrup r and the Best Mackerel
IN THE CITY.
WE CALL SPECIAL ATTENTION TO OUR STOCK OF
Wuh, hvvj Gsoo&s, C’vckvys &,
We have bought in large quantities, and can offer
TO THOSE PURCHASING
BAGGING AND TIES.
REMEMBER, WE SELL ONLY AT
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES!
Highest Market Price Paid for Cotton.
Call and See That We Mean What We Say!'
PARKER A CAMP BROS.,
Feb. 2J No. 12 Broad Street, Athens, Ga. 1 -
A. R. ROBERTSON.
Monuments, and Tomb Stones..
I HAVE A LARGE LOT OF
MONUMENTS, HEAD AND FOOT STONES,
Cradle db Box Tombs,
That 1 Will Sell this Fall at Very Low Figures.
GIVE 3VEE .A. CALL, AJSTJD GET MY PRICES-
A. R. ROBERTSON,
Monumental Builder, Athens, Georgia.
J. N. MONTGOMERY,
(Broad Street, next door to Col. Dobbs, Athens, Ga.)
LOUIS COOK S BUGGIES,
Carriages cfc Harness.
Which I warrant equal to any sold in this market at same prices.
THE ©LI) HICKORY WAGON—warranted as good as the best.
TITE FARQUHAR ENGlNE—noted for power and durability.
THE FARQUHAR SEPARATOR—nothing better nor cheaper in market.
THE ATLAS ENGINE—one of the most popular and cheapest on the market.
The well-known ECLIPSE ENGINE, and the BOOK WALTER ENGINE, 64 Hors*
Power, for $355. ...
The welF-known BROWN COTTON GIN, CONDENSER and FEEDER. Cheapen
Gin on the market.
Also, the eelcbra.ed HALL GIN; nothing finer. COTTON PRESSES.
ABLE CORN. WHEAT and SAW MILLS, SORGHUM MILLS. EVAPORA D••
SHINGLE MACHINES. The well-known OLIVER CHILLED TURN >J l ' ,/
SULKY and GANG PLOWS, Improved HARROWS, GRAIN DRILLS, M-V.
ERS, MOWERS, and other improved agricultural implements. Also, several ora
of FERTILIZERS. ENGINES and other ajticleskept on hand.
SeuO-Lv. n j. n. montgomeky.