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AGREEABLY to an order from the
Court of Ordinary of Jackson county,
Ga.. will lie sold, before the Court House
door in Jefferson, in said county, within
the legal hours of sale, on the first Tues
day in December next, the following de
scribed lands, belonging to the estate of
Milton Matthews, late of said county, de
ceased, to-wit :
(hie tract of land, lying on Sandy creek,
in said county, containing one hundred
and ninety acres, more or less, adjoining
lands of Brooks, Cash, Stone and Mattox.
it being the place whereon C. W. Mat
thews now resides. Situate upon the same
is two dwelling houses and out-buildings,
About forty acres of original forest, sixty
acres in cultivation, about twenty acres
of creek bottom, the balance in old field;
all good productive land.
Also, the home place, whereon said de
ceased resided at the time of his death,
will he sold in four different parcels,
which has been divided and surveyed, and
will be sold separately as follows :
hot No. 1 contains one hundred and
thirty-seven acres, more or less, and is
situated on both sides of the North Eastern
Kail Road, adjoining lands of Smith.
Creighton and others, upon which is situ
ate the two-story dwelling house, contain
ing ten rooms, and other out-buildings.
Forty acres of original forest, sixty acres
in cultivation and the balance in old field, i
In one-half mile of Center depot.
Lot No. 2 contains fifty and seven-tenth
acres, more or less. Situate upon the
same is a good tenant’s cabin ; about 20
acres of original forest, 12 acres in culti
vation, the balance in old Held. Adjoins
Brooks, Chaudler and Creighton, and is
situate in onc-fourth of a mile of Center
depot, on the east side of the Athens and
Lot No. 3 contains one hundred and
four-tenth acres, more or less, of which
fifty acres is in original forest, fifteen acres
in cultivation, the balance in old field.
Adjoins lands of Smith and Davidson, and
is situate on the west side of the Athens
and Clarkesvillc road, and in one-fourth
of a mile of Center depot.
Lot No. 4 contains forty-six and nine
tenth: acres, more or less, of which twenty
acres is in original forest, the balance in
old field. Adjoins lands of Davidson,
Barton and Lord, and is situate on the
west side of Athens and Clarkesvillc road
and north side of King’s bridge road.
Also, at the same time and place, will
be sold, to the highest bidder, one tract of
land, belonging to the estate of said de
ceased, containing two hundred and thirty
five acres, more or less, situate about two
miles from Nicholson depot, on the North
Eastern Kail Road, adjoining lands of
Stapler, Murray. Sharpe and lands of I).
J. Matthews, it being a portion of a tract
of land known as the Davis tract, upon
which is situate a good cabin, now occu
pied by James Collins ; four or five acres
in cultivation ; all in original forest except
twelve or tfftcen acres.
All sold for the benefit of creditors and
for distribution according to the will of
said deceased. Terms cash.
J. M. MATTHEWS.
Ex'r of Milton Matthews, dee’d.
October 2Stli, 1881.
* Administrator’s Sale.
1)Y virtue of an order of the Court of
-I f Ordinary of Jackson county, Ga., will
be sold, before the Court House door in
the town of Jefferson, in said county, on
the first Tuesday in December, 1881. to
the highest bidder, at public out-cry, with
in the legal hours of sale, the following
described property, to-wit :
One hundred and twenty-four acres of
land, more or less, lying on the North
Eastern Rail Road, about one mile from
Nicholson, on said rail road, in said coun
ty, known as the John I. Parks place.
About fifteen acres of said land in culti
vation. balance good original forest land.
There is on the same a very good dwell
ing house containing four rooms, corn
crib, Ac. Bold as the property of John 1.
Parks, dec’d. for the purpose of paying
expense of administration and for distri
bution among the heirs at law of said de
ceased. Terms cash.
J. W. STRICKLAND,
JOHN I. PITTMAN,
Adm’rs, dc bonis non, J. I. P. rks. dec’d.
QF.ORG IA, Jackson County.
W hereas. 0. 11. P. Pettyjohn, Admin
istrator on the estate of Temperance Pet
tyjohn. late of said county, deceased, rep
resents to the Court that he has fully and
completely administered said deceased’s
estate and is entitled to a discharge—
I his is to cite all concerned, kindred
and creditors, to show cause, if any, at
the regular term of the Court of Ordinary
of said county, on the first Monday in Feb
ruary. ISS2, why said Letters of Dismis
sion should not he granted the applicant.
Given under my official signature Oc
tober 2Uth, 1881.
H. W, BELL, Only.
QEORGIA, Jackson County.
Whereas. Rob’t E. Green applies to me
in proper form for Letters of Administra
tion on the estate of Caroline A. Colt, late
of said county, dec'd—
This is to cite all concerned, kindred
and creditors, to show cause, if any, on
the first Monday in December, 1881, at
the regular term of the Court of Ordinary
of said county, why saidM.etters should
not be granted the applicant.
Given under my official signature, Oc
tober 3lst, ISBI.
U. W. DELL, Ord’y.
Jackson Sheriff’s Sale.
WILL he sold, before the Court House
door in Jefferson, Jackson county.
Ga.. on the iirst Tuesday in December,
1881. within the legal hours of sale, to the
highest bidder, the following described
A tract of land, lying in said county,
adjoining lands of Thomas Philips, J. C.
DoLnperriere, Mrs. Niblack and others,
known as part of the Head survey, con
taining one hundred and twenty-three
acres, more or less. On said tract there
is a good log cabin and other out-houses.
Ten or twelve acres in a high state of cul
tivation, the remainder in pine field and
forest. Also, another tract in said coun
ty, containing thirty-three acres, more or
less, lying on the Hog Mountain road, ad
joining lands of Elizabeth Bowls. Elisha
Martin, S. T. Bailey and others, in origi
nal forest. Both tracts levied on as the
property of A. M. Duke, by virtue of and
to satisfy two Justice’s Court ii. fas. in
favor of 11. Atkins & Cos. vs. G. 8. Duke,
A. M. Duke, V. 11. Duke and Z. T. Duke,
and one Justice’s Court ti. fa. in favor of
H. Atkins & Cos. vs. G. 8. Duke, A. M.
Duke and V. 11. Duke, and three Justice's
Court li. fas. in favor of Banks & Brother
vs. (j. 8. Duke, 11. M. Duke and A. M.
Duke. All of said fi. fas. issued from the
Justice's Court in the 248th District, G.
M., October 14th, 1881. Property point
ed out by defendants in said ii. fas. Levy
made by 8. T. Bailey, L. C., October 22d,
1881, and turned over to me. Notice given
J. C. Strickland, tenant in possession, as
the law directs.
T. A. McEL HAN NON, Sh’ff.
j)URSUAXT to an order of the Court of
. Ordinary of Clarke county, will he
soFiTTicTore the Court lloh'se door of Said 1
county, on the first Tuesday in December
next, during the legal hours of sale, the
following property, to-wit:
Seven tracts of land lying in the county
of Jackson, all adjoining one another.
Lot No. 1 contains 120 acres actual sur
vey. On this tract is about 40 acres of
lirst-class river bottom land in high state
of cultivation, the balance about equally
divided between good old field pine and
splendid original forest. All lies well.
Lot No. 2 contains 150 acres actual sur
vey. About JO or 40 acres good river hot
tom land in good state of cultivation,
about JO acres in old field, about 25 acres
upland in cultivation, balance in good
original forest. On this place there is a*,
good dwelling with both spring and well
convenient. Splendid frame crib, frame
barn, frame gin house, several good frame
tenant houses, besides a good many log
cribs and other out-houses. This is the
home tract. Fences in good order.
Lot No. 3 contains 155 acres actual sur
vey, divided as follows : About 25 or 30
acies good river and creek bottom, about
GO or 70 acres of first-rate upland in culti
vation, balance in old field pine and forest
land. This place will have a good two
room frame dwelling sold with it. also the
old gin house. The creek bottom on this
place is well set with bermuda grass and
has been used as a pasture.
Lot No. 4 contains S7 acres actual sur
vey. This lot has about 15 or 20 acres of
creek and branch bottom, all well set in
bermuda grass, balance in old field pine
and original forest.
Lot N o. 5 contains 200 acres actual sur-
vcy, and is known as the Hunter piace.
This place has two good settlements on
it, and is divided about as follows : about
50 or (50 acres in splendid creek bottom
land on Crooked creek, in high state of
cultivation. There is about 25 or 30 acres
of good upland in cultivation, the balance
in first-class original forest.
Lot No. (5 contains 110 acres actual sur
vey. About 15 acres open and in high
state of cultivation, balance in splendid
original forest, with exception of a few
acres which is in splendid old field pine.
This lot fronts on the main river road from
Athens to Jefferson and runs back to
Lot No 7 contains 117 acres actual sur
vey. This land is all original forest and
old field; fronts on river road and runs
back to Crooked creek. There is one two
room log tenant house on this place ; land
lies well and is splendid land.
All to be sold as the property of John
Kittle, dec’d, for the benefit of his heirs
and creditors. Terms—half casli and half
twelvemonths, with note and bonds for
titles. Possession given January 1, 1882.
JOHN R. CRANE,
Administrator John Kittle, dcc'd.
I>Y virtue of an order from the Court of
) of Ordinary of Jackson county, Ga„
obtained at the November term, 1881, 1
will sell, at public out-cry, to the highest
bidder, before the Court House door in
the town of Jefferson, in said county, on
the first Tuesday in December next, with
in the legal hours of sale, the following
described property, to-wit :
A tract of land, situated in Jackson
county, on Little Curry’s creek, contain
ing one hundred and seventy-three acres,
more or less, adjoining lands of M . C.
Stephens, F. W. M. Dowdy, Mrs. Mary
Bryant and the Boggs home place. Said
place is divided as follows : about twenty
acres of lirst-elass creek bottoms in good
state of cultivation, about tifty-five acres
of good upland in cultivation, twelve or
fifteen acres in old Held pines, the balance
in original forest. The above tract of
land is first-class, and is located in one of
the best sections of Jackson county. Sold
as the property of Ezekiel Boggs, dec'd.
for distribution amongst the heirs. Terms
cash. JOHN W. BOGGS,
Adm'r of E. Boggs, deceased.
JEFFERSON. JACKSON COUNTY, GA.. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1881.
Administratoi ’s Sale.
V GIIEEABLY to an order of the Court
I\. of Ordinary of Jackson county. Ga.,
granted at the October term, 1881, of said
Court, will he sold, at the Court House
door in Jefferson, in said county, oil the
first Tuesday in December, 1881, the fol
lowing property, to-wit: One hundred
and ninety-two acres of land, more or less,
lying in the 243d District. G. M.. of said
county, on the road leading from JeHer
on to Lawrenceville. eight miles from the
ormer place. About 90 acres in cleared
land, 30 acres of which is bottom land,
balance in woods. There is on said land
a good two-story framed dwelling house,
containing six rooms ; ample and good out
buildings—kitchen, smoke-house, stables,
barn, &c. Sold as the property of James
B. Lyle, dec’d. for the purpose of paying
the debts of said deceased and for distri
bution among the heirs at law. Terms—
one-half cash, other liaif on credit for
twelve months, at eight per cent, interest.
Bond for till v given until note is paid.
J. \V. LYLE,
Adm’rs of James B. Lyle, dcc’d.
Admin isti * citor’s Sale.
i GREEA BLE to an order of the Court
HL of Ordinary of Jackson county. Ga.,
obtained at the October term, 18.81, 1 will
sell at public out-erv. on the first Tuesday
in December next, before the Court House
door in the town of Jefferson. Ga . to the
highest bidder, within the legal hours of
sale, the following describee property, to
A tract of land, situated in said county,
on the Athens and Jefferson road, near
E. M. Thompson’s, containing one hun
dred and seventy-five acres, more or less,
adjoining lands of J. W. Nicholson, Jas.
E. Johnson, Thompson and others. About
fifty acres in cultivation, balance in origi
nal forest. Medium dwelling house and
out-buildings on the place. Sold as the
property of Micager Williamson, dec’d,
for distribution. Terms cash.
.J. L. WILLIAMSON,
Adm’r M. Williamson, deceased.
1 1 dministrator’s Sale .
BY virtue of an order from the Court of
Ordinary of Jackson county, Ga., will
be sold, on the first Tuesday in Decem
ber, 1881, before the Court House door in
the town of Jefferson, in said count}', to
the highest bidder, at public out-cry, with
in the legal hours of sale, the following
described property, to-wit:
Fifty-four acres of land, more or less,
lying on the North Eastern Rail Road,
about one mile from Nicholson, on said
rail road, in said county, adjoining lands
of J. W. Strickland, N. B. Cash, W. It.
11. Statham and others. About six acres
of said land in cult.vation, balance in
original forest. Sold as the property of
Cynthia Barks, dec’d, for the purpose of
paying debts and for distribution among
the heirs at law. Terms cash.
J. AV. STRICKLAND,
JOHN I. PITTMAN.
Adm’rs of Cynthia Parks, dcc’d.
Jack so n Dcp ’ty Sheriff’s
WILL be sold, before the Court House
door in the town of Jefferson, Ga.,
within the legal hours of sale, on the first
Tuesday in December next, to the highest
bidder, the following described property,
One clay bank marc, about 10 or 12
years old, in good order. Levied on as
ihe property of 11. I). Human, to satisfy
a cost ti. fa. issued from the Superior
Court of said county in favor of Pittman
A llinton, for the u-c of the officers of
Court, vs. S. D. Randolph, M. E. Wilhite,
S. C. Brown, T. L. Randolph, 11. H.
Brown, F. E. Turner, C. 11. Turner, E. C.
Brooker and 11. 1). Human. Property
pointed out by T. 11. Niblack, one of the
plaintiffs in li. fa. 8. E. BAILEY,
Deputy Sheriff Jackson county.
Q.EI >RGI A, -Jackson County.
Whereas, the road commissioners, ap
pointed to review and report-upon the
public utility of establishing as one of the
public roads of said county the road com
mencing near George W. Stanley's resi
dence and running thence by the place of
of-John C. McCoy, and intersecting the
Academy Bridge road near the Joseph
Davis place; also, the road commencing
at the cross roads near the residence of
Henry Hawks, thence running straight to
a stake in front of J. L. Smith's horse lot.
thence the traveled way to the Athens and
Clarkesvillc road, have reported that said
roads will be of much public utility and
proceeded to mark out the same, unless
good cause to the contrary he shown, an
order will be granted, finally establishing
said roads as public roads, on Wednesday,
December 7th, 1881.
Given under my official signature, No
vember 2d, ISBI.
11. W. BELL, Ord'y.
Guardian s Sale.
I>y virtue of an order from the Court of
) Ordinary of Jackson county. Ga.. ob
tained at the October term, 1881, 1 will
sell, at public out-cry. to the highest bid
der, before the Court House door in the
town of Jefferson, in said county, within
the legal hours of sale, on the first Tues
day in December next, the following de
scribed property, to-wit :
Bix shares of the capita! stock of the
Georgia Rail Road and Banking Company,
belonging to the estate of P. L. Niblack.
Terms cash* Z. T. NIBLACK,
Guardian of I*. L. Niblack
FOR THE PEOPLE.
HcVeeNcCk WvscvYX. yy\\v\.
The Atlanta Constitution publishes
the following interview with Maj. J. F.
Jones, of Troup county, on the subject
of intensive farming :
“The whole secret of success in
Georgia farming,” sai<f lie, “ is to cul
tivate less land and cultivate it belter.
There is nothing that can be raised on
any land that we cannot. r?.ise success
fully find profitably iajniddle Georgia
if we only cultivate it right. Our
farmers have always believed that it
was their duty to plow every acre they
had cleared. Asa consequence they
have cultivated.closely. wastefully and
with poor results. Whenever they
reduce the amount and intensify
the cultivation, the State will be
enriched as few men bel-eve to be
“ Have you done this yourself?”
“ \ c3, sir. and am willing to give my
own experience that you may see how
it works. After the war I had some
money and considerable property, and
I hired every negro I could get, bought
stock and commenced farming on a
grand scale, cultivating every acre I
had, and doing ever} thing loosely. In
a few years 1 had nothing but my
land, and was $7,000 in debt. I then
went to I)r. Morgland, told him inv
condition and said I must have $7,000.
He agreed to lend it to me, and advised
me to buy more mule#, hire more labor
and cultivate more land. But I had
seen the folly of mv ways, and changed
my farm from a twenty five to a two
horse farm, and determined to cultivate
it in the best style. I planted about
25 acres in cotton, and made it average
over a bale to the acre. I commenced
raising my own corn, wheat, rye, oats,
etc., and improving the little land I
“ What was the result?”
“ It was that in three vears, instead
of losing inotcy, as heretofore, I had
improved m,y place and had paid back
almost the whole of the $7,000 I had
borrowed. This is my fifth crop since
I reduced my farm, I am entirely out
of debt, have improved my place, build
ings and farm, and, when the present
crop is marketed, will have a comfort
able surplus. There is no trouble in
making money in Georgia if the farmer
will only work intelligently.”
“ You say that you averaged more
than a bale of cotton to the acre ?”
“ Yes; my entire crop averaged
that.. La-?t year I made within two
Males of a bate mwVa ImlPto the acre.
Here is a certificate from two respon
sible gentlemen, showing that on 3
acres of land I have this year raised 8
bales of cotton, and gathered in their
presence 2,502 pounds of cotton per
acre, and had already gathered 1.600
pounds per acre, making up to date
4.102 pounds. The cotton was weighed
with not even dew on it, and I have
got 250 pound of top cotton per acre,
as they estimate, in addition to what
I have gathered, and could make every
acre I have planted this year yield the
same as this patch of 3 acres. I was
not able to give it all the same culti
vation, but shall increase my intensive
farming over more acres every year.”
“Your cotton, then, must cost you
much less than 9 cents a pound, the
estimated cost of raising cotton in
“Itcost3me less than 3 cents a
pound. Comptroller-General Gold
smith and some other gentlemen took
the figures for my crop several years
ago, and estimated the cost. They
figured it at cents a pound. lam
satisfied I have not raised any crop
since I reduced my farm that cost me
over 3 cents a pound.”
“Wc would like to have all the
details by which this is done.”
“ Well, the crop of last year was
based on 21 acres. The labor used
was 3 boys valued respectively at S7G
a year and board for one, and S4O a
year and board for each of the other
two, together witk-sl7 worth of day
labor—two of the three boys being too
young to do good plowing. The total
cash cost of labor was $172. This in
cludes the labor of ray sons. The land
was manured with 1| tons of Etivvan
Dissolved Bone, composted wjUi
domestic manures and cotton seed.
The cost of the dissolved bone was
S9O, of the cotton seed which were used
at the rate of 30 bushels to the acre.
SG3 ; the compost nothing, making the
total cost of manure $153. Besides
the labor in making the crop, I had to
pay for picking half of it at the rate of
$7 a bale, amounting to S9B. The three
boys did extra jobs about the house,
did the milking, and it may be estimat
ed that their board was worth $36, or
SIOB for the three. The total cost ot
the crop, therefore, on the 21 acres was
$631. Off of this land I gathered
14,404 pounds of cotton, or 28 bales
of 518 pounds, making the cost of
cultivation 2b cents per pound, I held
this cotton until spring, and sold it at
10 cents a pound to R. G, Swanson,
of LaGrange, makingsl.44B,or $1,917
net profit, or about $45 per acre.
Besides this, the hands that cultivated
the cotton made 190 bushels of wheat
of which I sold 100 bushels for $125;
400 bushelsofcorn, about3,soo pounds
of fodder, and 500 bushels of oats. I
hired some labor to harvest these
“ Has your example been followed
among you neighbors ?”
“Yes. Quite largely. Experience
is the only teacher that farmers will
listen to. As soon as I was satisfied
lliat we had all been making a mistake,
I tried anew rule of the small farm,
well tilled, and raising my own pro
visions and making my cotton crop a
surplus one, and there were others who
“ What was the result ?”
“ Just as it was with me. I know
some cases where they have even
beaten ray figures, and I can give the
names of numbers of men who raise
3.000 bushels of corn besides, and
1.000 pounds of cotton per acre on
from one to three horse larms, and
make bigger crops at better prices
than they formerly made on twelve
and eighteen-horse farms. Mr. W. J.
Hicks, who formerly ran 25 horses now
runs two, and makes 35 bales of cotton.
He makes a bale to the acre. lie raises
all of his corn and , provisions, and
is making money. Mr. Henry Brazell,
who ran 25 horses, now runs G. and
makes 112 bales of cotton, over a bale
an acre, and plenty of provisions. Mr.
W. W. Covin, who ran 35 horses, now
runs 8, averages a bale to the acre.
These men, as well as tnyself. used to
make on the same land, from a quarter
to a third of a bale an acre, and lost
money at it.”
“What has been done with the
surplus land ?’’
“It has been rented to small croppers
or sold off. We organized, a few years
ago, a Grain Club, and determined to
raise our own grain and corn. This
Club has done more for our neighbor
hood than all the political clubs ever
organized. If the farmers of Georgia
will only reduce their farms from 12
or 15 horses to 2 or 3, cultivate
thoroughly, use the best seed and raise
their own provisions, instead of barely
holding their own, as they do now,
they will soon be rich and prosperous.
My farm is called “Farm Independ
enee.” and 1 want the name to signify
that I can raise on it everything that
is needed for my comfort, and furnish
food and clothing for many a man
Red Lips and Rosy Cheeks.
Wheeling, W. Va., May 30, 1881.
lain an old physician, and have
lost many of my youthful prejudices.
Learning of the great good done by
a certain remedy in restoring to robust
health a former patient of mine who
suffered severely from several chronic
ailments resulting from weak pul
monary, digestive and urinary organs,
and whom J was unable to benefit with
my most careful treatment, I deter
mined to prescribe it. I have done so,
and the results have invariably been
most satisfactory. Under its use the
blood becomes richer, the digestive,
•urinary and pulmonary organs arc
made strong and perform their natural
functions readily and without pain ;
all decay seems to be immediately
checked and the progress of the disease
arrested ; the pulse becomes fuller and
stronger, the lips red and cheeks rosy,
the temperature increased and more
uniform, the action of the heart regu
lar, and the muscular strength greatly
invigorated. In justice to the inven
tors. I will say this remedy is Brown's
Iron Bitters; it is a preparation of
Iron and vegetable tonics; contains
no alcohol, and is the only preparation
of Iron in a perfectly assimilable form
and that does not blacken the teeth.
I have never known it to fail to give
permanent strength to every part of
the body, or to injure the most deli
cate constitution. I have known it to
assist in curing many chronic diseases
when all other remedies had failed.—
M. D. _
Progress of the Telegraph.
The following particulars of the pro
gress of the telegraph in this country
will be found interesting at the present
In 1814 there were 40 miles of line
and no wires.
In 1848 there were 2,000 miles of
line and 3,000 miles of wire.
In 1853 there were 14,675 miles of
line and 22,013 miles ot wire.
In 18G0 there were 17,583 miles of
line and 26.375 miles of wire.
In 18GG there were 29,412 miles of
line and 50.224 miles of wire.
In 1870 there were 53,403 miles of
line ami 108,245 miles of wire.
In 1877 there were 111,652 miles of
line and 257,974 miles of wire.
In 1880 there were 142,364 miles of
line and 350,018 miles of wire.
The first line of telegraph in the
United States was established between
Baltimore and Washington in 1844.
This was on the Morse plan, which has
since become the almost universal
system of the world. Fifty million
messages were sent during the year
1880. The companies employ 24,000
persons and have 14,000 offices.
It is a Foolish Mistake to confound
a remedy of merit with the quack
medicines now so common. We have
used Parker's Ginger Tonic with the
happiest results for Rheumatism and
Dyspepsia, and when worn out by
overwork, and know it to be a sterling
health restorative. Times. See adv.
What they Do with Tennyson in
Eulalic McGirlygrit sat silently by
the drawingroom window of her
father’s palatial residence watching
the snow-laden clouds as they piled
slowly up in the western horizon,
burying in their cold bosom the golden
browed sun that erstwhile gleamed
brightly forth upon the, bleak surface
of the storm-beaten earth.
“ lleigho, ’sighed the girl wearily
as she raised her right foot and
languidly scratched her left ankle—a
small and prettily’’ turned one, without
sign of curb, ringbone, or spavin.
“ Rupert will not come to-day. I shall
| not feel his strong arms around me,
| taste the nectar of his lips in a pulsing,
I passionate kiss, nor quaff the aroma
| of IPs Cedar Run copper-distilled two
! drinks-for-a-quarter breath. Perhaps
he does not love me. Sometimes in
the long, still, stem-winding watches
of the night I awake suddenly with the
thought that lie is not true to me, that
| some haughty beauty over on the West
Bidc lias won his heart, leaving me
only the liver and other digestive or
gans. But it cannot, must not. be.
\\ ithont the beacon light of his love
my iii’e would he a starless blank—a
more chaos. No, I will not doubt him.
I will notrack my soul with the thought
that lie could be untrue to rue”—and
with these words the girl stepped into
the conservatory, plncked a bluMi rose,
and, placing it in her nut-brown hair,
walked slowly to her boudoir.
Seating herself on a damask-covered
funtcuil, she touched a bell that stood
on a table near by, and scarcely had
its silvery tinkle ceased to be heard,
when Nannetle McGuire, her femme
tie chambre . pushed aside the damask
curtains that hid from view an alcove
and entered the room.
“ Give me my volume of Tennyson's
poems, Nannette,” said Eulalie. The
book was handed to her—an elegantly
bound work. Rising slowly, Eulalie
placed the book under one corner of
the fauteuil, and saying to herself.
“ Well, Iguess I have fixed that pesky,
short-legged sofa new,” lay quietly
down, and was soon wrapped in the
sweet slumber of innocent maiden
Such is the power of poetry.
One Experience, from Many.
“I had been sick and miserable so
long and had caused ray husband so
much trouble and expense, no one
seemed to know what ailed me, that
I was completely disheartened and
discouraged. In this frame of mind
1 got a bottle of Hop Bitters and
used them unknown to ray family.
I soon began to improve and gained
so fast that my husband and family
thought it strange and unnatural, but
when 1 told them what had helped me,
they said “Hurrah for Hop Bitters !
long may they prosper, for they have
made mother well and us happy.”—
The Mother. —Home Journal.
He Couldn’t See the Point.
The mystic letters written on visit
ing cards ara a source of bewilderment
to the Congressmen from rural dis
tricts, who cannot decipher their
meaning. Once that stalwart Ken
tuckian, Senator MeCreery, met a
foppish young constituent, who had
just returned from Paris, and said to
him : “ I received your card the other
day. I recognized your father’s name,
which is the same as yours, and sup
posed that it was his son ; but what
did the letters E. P., written in acorncr,
mean ?” “ Why, Mr. Senator,” replied
the traveled man, “ it is customary in
Paris to write the initials of certain
words on leaving cards. For example,
had I been going away, I should have
written P. P. C., the initials of Pour
prendre conge—to take leave. As it
was. calling myself, I wrote E. P., the
initials of En Personne—in person.”
“Oh!” said MeCreery, “I under
stand.” A week or so afterwards the
two met again, and the young man
said ; “ Senator, I received your card,
but I couldn’t comprehend what the
letters S. B. A. N. in the corner meant.
Pray interpret them ?” “ With
pleasure,” said MeCreery, his eyes
twinkling with humor. “S.B.A. X.
are the initials of Sent By a Nigger !”
The young man tried to laugh, but
really couldn't see the point of the in
scription. Others did.
Mr. Michael McCann, a well-known
and popular manufacturer, of Syra
cuse, X. Y., writes : “ I felt generally
debilitated and my health failing me.
I longed and prayed for an iron consti
tution, that I might lie rid of the many
annoyances of ill health. But dys
pepsia and urinary troubles, attended
by nervous prostration, had gotton
hold of me. and I felt my time had
come. Nothing seemed to give me
any permanent relief. Finally I hap
pened to see an advertisemant of
Brown’s Iron Bitters. ‘Bless me,’
says I, ‘that’s just the medicine for
me precisely.’ And so it was. By
the powers of old Ireland, it has cured
me of all my troubles and given me a
constitution of Iron.
Where Our Forests are Going.
To make shoe pegs enough for Ame
rican use consumes annually 100,000
cords of timber, and to make our luei
fer matches, 300,000 cubic feet of the
best pine are required every year.
Lasts and boot-trees take 500,000 cords
of birch, beech, and maple, and the
handles of tools 500,000 more. The
baking of our bricks consumes 2.000,
000 cords of wood, or what would cov
er with forest about 50,000 acres of
land. Telegraph poles already up
represent 800,000 trees, and their an
nual repair consumes about 300,000
more. The ties of our railroads con
sume annually thirty years’ growth of
75,000 acres, and to fence all our rail
roads would cost $45,000,000. with a
yearly expenditure of $15,000,000 for
repairs. These are some of the ways
in which American forests are going.
There are others: our packing boxes
for instance, cost, in 1874, $12,000,000.
while the timber used each year in
making wagons and agricultural im
plemants is valued at more than SIOO.-
000,000.— r-Fiskhill Standard.
$ TERMS, $1.50 PER ANNUM.
( SI.OO for Six Months.
Shall We Meet Again?
The following is one of the most
brilliant paragraphs ever written by
the late lamented George D. Prentice :
‘ The fiat of dentil is inexorable.
There is no appeal for relief from the
great law which dooms us to the dusti..
We flourish and fade as the leaves of
the forest, and the flowers that bloom,
wither and fade in a day, have no
trailer hold upon life than the mighti
est monarch that ever shook the earth
with his footsteps. Generations of
men will appear and disappear as the
grass, and the multitude that throng
the world to day will disappear as
footsteps on the shore. Men seldom
think of the great event of death until
the shadows falls across their path
way, hiding from their eyes the faces
of loved ones whose living smile was
the sunlight of their existence. Death
is the antagonist of life, and the
thought of the tomb is the skeleton of
all feasts. We do not want to go
through the dark valley, although the
dark passage may lead to Paradise ;
we do not want to go down to the deep
graves, even with Princes for bedfel
lows. In the beautiful drama of
‘ lon’ the hope of immortality, so elo
quently uttered by the death-devoted
Greek, finds deep response in every
thoughtful mind. When about to
yield Ids life sacrifice to fate, his Cle
manthe asks if 11103* should meet again,
to which lie responds : * I have asked
that dreadful question of the hills that
look eternal—of the clear streams that
flow forever—of the stars among whose
fields of :z ire my raised spirits have
walked in glory. All are dumb. But
as I gaze upon the living faces, I feel,
that there is something in love that
ma.itles through its beauty that cannot
wholly perish. We shall meet again,
The Best Proof of Merit
is uniform success, and on this basis
Warner’s Safe Kidney and Liver Cure
is without doubt one of the greatest
remedies in the land.
A New Use For It.
Anew mode of defacing silver coins,
has come to light. It is not for gain,,
but for advertising purposes. Quack
doctors, patent medicine men and
whole of that mob are utilizing the
coinage of Lire country to bring
to the attention of the public their
wares and alleged cures. Within the
past two months a large number of'
silver coins have been put in circula
tion for such advertising purposes.
One side of the coins is just as it conics
out of the mint. The other side has
stamped upon it in letters of blade
the advertisement that is desired to
be circulated. There is no difficulty
in passing these coins, as t lie person
who has them passed upon him can in
turn readily get rid of them by plac
ing them in payment with the unrauti
lated side uppermost on the counter..
The stamping of these advertisements
differs from the other methods of mu
tilation, in that it does not take out
any of the bullion. It is simply the
developerncnt of anew scheme for.
reaching the public eye. All manner
of advertisements are now being
stamped upon silver coins. The nov
elty of the thing naturally attracts at
tention. It is a question whether the
men who advet'.se this way are not
amenable to law.— Washington Star.
Defective Watch Cases are one of the
chief causes of so many watches not being
good time pieces. The cases being thin
anfl not fitting well, admit dust and dirt
to the movement, which soon interferes
with the running parts of the watch, ne
cessitating cleaning, repairing, <fcc., and
the amount thus paid out, if applied to
ward buying a g.i,d case in the beginning,,
would have saved all this trouble and ex
pense. We have recently seen a case that
meets all these requirements, it having
been carried for over twenty years and
still remains perfect. We refer to the
JAS. BOSS’ Patent Stiffened Coed-
Case, which has become one of the staple
articles of the-Jewelry trade, possessing
as it does so many advantages over all
other watch cases, being made of two
heavy plates of solid gold over a plate of
composition, and we advise all our rea
ders to ask their -Jeweler for a card or
catalogue that will explain, the manner, im
which they are made.
It is the only Stiffened- Case made
with two plates of gold, seamless pen
dants and center, solid jpints. crown
pieces, &c,, all of which arc covered by
ictters patent. Therefore buy no case be
fore consulting a Jeweler who keeps the-
JAS. BOSS’ Patent Stiffened Cold
Case, that you may learn the difference
between it and all imitations that claim to.
be equally as good.
For sale by all responsible Jewelers.
Ask to see the warrant that accompanies
each case, and don’t be persuaded that
any other make of case is as good.
ThcKlberton Ncvj South says “An
old negro woman died oifetho place of
Mr. 8. J. Hrawner, last Wednesday,,
at the advanced age of 107. Her name
was Silvie Upshaw, and although in.
many cases there is some uncertainty
about the ages of these old negroes,,
it is known that she was aver 100*
and it is generally believed sho was.
107.. She was never a body servant,,
or any other servant, of George Wash
ington, but she has seen other hoys*
tote hatchets and tell the truth, and
she didn’t brag of it ”
All forms of impaired vitality, men
tal exhaustion, weakened digestion,
etc, etc., radically removed by using
Brown’s Iron Hitters.
Eighteen hundred and eighty-one
does not resemble a pair of lovers on
a sofa, because there is one at each,'