AMERICUS, GEORGIA. SUNDAY MORNING DECEMBER 11. 1881.
W. L. ULE88NGB.
OFFICE ON COTTON AVENUE,
Tri-Weekly One Yeah, - <4.00.
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Sunday Issue One Year, - $1.50.
W. H. K1MBROUH,
ATTORNEY AT 1AW,
LEE8BURGH, - - GEORGIA.
Collections a Specialty.
w. n. ou eiiny.
GUERRY & SON,
(Ofiico up stnire over Granbcrry & Barlow
Will practice In all the Court*, both State ond
'IB, DOin oww uui
W. p. BURT,
Guarantees satisfaction In the most difficult
cutes. All work warranted. Office on Lamar
sfreet, ovorT.M. Kdea’*. Refer* to hi* proft-.
Bional record. ,l,j y *2 wunda-wii.
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HINTON & MATHEWS,
lTTORNEYS at law
Will practice in nil the counties of this .ludwlal
rcuit, «ilho In Dooly^oonnij^Jn
:uu, niHo in i#uuijr wumj, ... ~~i
rt of tne State of Georgia, and the 1) -
irt or the United State*, and In all other court*
Ilnwhln*’ now building, Lamar Btreet.
July 12th, 1881.
W. D. SEARS.
DR. IV. J. SUItS A SOI.
E. £. CUTTS,
AlTOllNEY at law.
Will practice In all .the Court* throughout the
mlhweatern Circuit. Special attention Klvento
Miinieiclal I.aw. Office on lauwr street, over
ioe Store of Col lVter Brown.
So numcrou* aro tho
developments of Mala*
rlu that people contin
ually Buffer from this
noxlouM poison when
they least imagine I
la.lurkintf In their sys
lilt and Fever, Headache,
Utermittent Fever, Oeneral Debility,
Dillon• Fever, jAisnltude,
Typhoid Fever, Man sea.
I INFUL OFFMPMMNU8 OF MALA
RIA l ;
1 have their origin In a disordered liver, which
mt regulated In time, great suffering,
iuioi ami death will ensue.
Simmons Liver U
I. nlaolutely rorUlu In it. «;«««•»
Ml* more promptly 10 .urlMi
diHeuHOS than calomel or qwulne, wimouna 7
the injurloueconsequence*.which followtnwr u
If taken occasionally by pinions i^posm
It will Ifixiicl the Pot.ou .ud protoet
tUeui from sttsca l
As evidence, see extract from W B Yates' letter,
whiroth.. KrBiilalor .ftorJtd ui*wl*
uorsl Mid moit d.mdly typo of Milana, to wn.
*tood 1U itortn of four .pldrra-
U.. olfho Yellow rm. X had It lb*,
?;i;*^*.i}5^r 0 ^r£isroK«£«K
had a bottle of vour Regulator, I would feel at
safeiw if 1 wssfooomllceuway. . f
Buy only tho lomuiue ill wWt* w “
red Z, prepared ouiy by J. II. Zctlin &
louico Oppo-il Kimball Home, Dccuiur Slroot.)
c',v:;. r c > D^.! n .n asrSl, Mrs-
nlifted old standing diseases ui*on which others
cir!^'Syphll . In »ll it. for.n*. Tf.-urMirL*.
ltlu“uni*tl..l,, l'ter.,iC>noort, 8iom»ch.nd llow.l
a (fi ctions. l*i ** atid kistula.
Kidney, oud all affection* of the Urinary omw,
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and opr ».*>: *»r, Ifdceirid, or the cast r*«l ,,,r '*
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him » fun hiitory »"d »[‘‘'o u “o)
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conlllit him In p-icin. 0*11 upoh -r .rile 10 u.
Ur. J. II. Simmons’ Carminative!
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Cli-rll-m Slo.-hu*,<lmI.m Inl-ntuin, CrMltlh
tho Slomnch m3 Howl*. It *' to •“S
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“HOOD’S EUREKA LIVER MEDI
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It is withal, pleasant to ta/.e,
so much so that children take it
cheerfully, afterwards Sequent-
ly calling lor it for the relief of
their little stomachs.
It is purely vegetable, and
harmless in its action,
i For sale by all druggists.
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OLD BROWN’S PRAYER.
[The following negro Clmatmas-
praycr was clipped from a news
paper or magazine. some years ago,
by Hon. A.H. Stephens, who was
forcibly impressed with the genuine
good doctrine contained in its
homely rhymes. In his opinion it
is about as sound as most prayers
offered by far more pretentious
persons. By special request, lion.
John A. Stephens, of Crawford-
ville, made :t copy ol Hie prayer
and sent it to Mr. John F. Sutton,
of Thomson, Ua., who was kindly
permitted its publication.]
Don't ledge u« herd (or what
blcnln in yo sight;
j docs—yo.i know
It's Christians night.
An' all de balance oh do year
Efdeucea's wrong, O Mas'r, let do time excuse
We labors lo de vineyard, workln' lato an’ work*
Now, shorelv, you won’t notice If we-oats a
grape or two.
An* ekes n little holiday—a little restin' spell,
Bekoso, nex' week, we'll start in fresh, an' labor
twice as well.
Remembor. Mnii’r—mind dls now—de sin fall—
i on' docs
K wlno tor
An' in a righteous fram* ob mind
dance an' slug.
A-fcllIn’ like King David when ho cut do pigeon
It sc..me to me—Indeed it do-I may bo mout be
Bit pooplorcallv ought ter dance when Christ
mas conus along.
Dey daaco bekase dny’s happy, like birds hop
We bob no Ark ter dance lefo,' like lsraol’i
We ball no harp ter soun' de cord* ter ho?p u*
out ter Mini
i does do best
But 'cordin' ter tie gifts
An* folks don't 'splsu de violet flower bekaso it
Ye*, bless us, please Sir, oven of we're doin'
'Kar-o den wo needs de blusiu' i
Au’ .let uo bleasiu' stay wld
re dan of we’re
ontll wo comos
An’ goes to keep our Christmas wid dem sheriffs
In do sky.
Yes, tell dem presbus angels we’re a-gwine ter
lino den. toon,
Our voices we’s «-trainin' fer ter sing do glory
We'rqrpady when you wants ;us, an' it ain’t no
O, Mas'r, coll you chlldum soon, an' take cm
Tgk MINISTER’S "sUlll’RISE.
A'-portly, comfortalile sort of a
man 111 a o'ltooolato brown overcoat
opened tho gate of Parson Rowe’s
cottage one sharp, cold morning
when a” heavy snow lay upon the
It was Squire Glover, one of the
“pillars of the church,” and lie was
coming to consult his pastor con
cerning some church matter. Just
as lie was about rapping at the door
it opened, and Willie llowc came
“Just walk right in, Squire and
sit down,” says Willie. “Pa'll he
Away he ran, and the Squire
stepped in and sat down in the lit
tle parlor, wailing the appearance
of It is pastor.
Presently lie heard steps and
voices in the adjoining room, and
then a child's voice said:—
“ Pa, jnst look at my shoe; it’s all
“I think it is, Laura,” answered
the parson's tones. “Let me see—
perhaps—no, ;t is too worn lo lie
“Well, pa, please, I’d like to have
a new pair; won’t you get ’em lor
“As soon ns pa can, lie surely
will, daughter,” said the father, in
sad tones, “lie good and wait a
“I have waited ever so long,”
said Laura, “and Willie’s shoes are
worse than mine, and he hasn’t got
any mittens, cither.”
“Laura,” interrupted a voice
which the Squire knew was Mrs.
Rowe’s, “run and feed your cliick-
cus, and don’t worry papa now.”
The child ran out, and the par
son, never dreaming who was in
the next room, hearing every woril
through the crack of the door, said:
“They can’t worry me more than
I am worried, Mary. I don’t say
much, hut I feel ali our needs, not
for myself, hut for you and the
children. It made my heart ache,
a little while ago, to hear Willie ask
if wo co lid never have meat for
breakfast any more, and know that
there wasn’t a pound of meal in the
“Nor any sugar, cither, and hard
ly any flour, and not a dime in the
purse, John, lint for nil that we
won’t starve,” said the little wo
man’s cheery voice. “Have von
lost your faith, Joint ?”
“No, Mary, I hope not,” came
the answer. “But it does seem hard
when my salary is so small it can't
lie paid, so we could have a few
comforts, at least. Sometimes I
think I must give tip here, and try
! somewhere else.”
! “Oh, no, no, John !” pleaded the
! wife; “not yet, anyway. We’ve got
1 such a pleasant home here, and our
I people are so kind, don't give iqi
yet; let's try on a little longer, and
: tita.) lie help will come.”
“Well, I don’t know from whence,
Mary. I’m sorry to say so, but
Ive lost heart lately, till I’m really
not lit to preach. If the Lord don’t
help us, and that soon, I don’t
know who will!”
Then there was a sound of a
man’s rising, and Squire Glover,
feeling ns it lie didn’t want to see
his pastor just now, up and slipped
out before Parson llowc came in.
And when the good Squire got safe
ly out of tile gate Ids face was red,
tud lie was pulling for lucatli.
“Well! well! God bless my soul!”
he panted, ns lie trotted on. “Here’s
a pretty state of things ! No meat,
no money, no shoes—why, God
bless my soul I This must be look
ed after. Shall be, too! I’ll see
tlie deacons, nnd if they won’t, I
will, out of my own pocket, too.
God bless my soul! That brave
little woman shall have somo help
to keep up ltor husband's heart, or
I'll know tho reason 1”
Racing along, flushed and exci
ted, he met Deacon Jones. IIo had
tlie deacon by the buttonhole in a
minute, and after a short consulta
tion thoy both went off to Deacon
And that afternoon there was
much stir in Gienville, little groups
constantly meeting and consulting
in every store and on every corner.
While tho day seemed to close in
dark and cheerless in the parson’s
A fresh snow fell that night nnd
served to make noiseless the sleds
which drove softly up to tlie minis
ter’s cottage witli the very first
faint streak of dawn. Tho inmates
of the little dwelling wero tdl sleep
ing soundly, but one awake nnd
listening might have heard lnufllcd
footsteps, whispers nnd cautious
shoving ami pushing of heavy arti
cles. These, howcvor,soon ceased,
and alt was quiet until tlie day
broke clearly and tlie villagers
The weary parson nnd his true
hearted little wife had laiit awake
late tlie night before, for heavy
hearts make sleepless eyes, and
they slept a little later than usual
But at lust they were ali no and
dressed. Tho simple breakfast,
consisting of coffee, warm biscuits
and butter, was nearly ready when
Willie and Laura took a notion to
run to tlie front door and sec how
deep tlie snow was on tho front
Through tliu little parlor they
trotted, Willie first and Laura fol
lowing to the front door, which,
witli some little trouble thoy suc
ceeded in opening.
And the next minute the cottage
rung witli tlieir hasty shouts.
“Pa 1 pa I nia ! tna! do come here!
Conic quick! Bun hero to the
porch, quick, both of you!”
Greatly surprised, and slightly
frightened, not knowing what had
happened to the children, tho good
parson and his wife rushed to tho
front door, up-selting tlie cut and
the eofl'ee-pot in tlieir haste lo
What a sight mot tlieir eyes 1 No
wonder the children shouted ! The
snow had been carefully swent from
tlie front porch, which was set out
with a tempting array of various
articles. Right before the door
stood a barrel of flour, on the top
of the barrel were laid two juicy
hams, and astride the hams sat a
great, fat turkey,all dressed, ready
for cooking, at which Willie and
Laura set up a great shout.
An open barrel beyond was run
ning over with plump rod apples,
and a second barrel full of big eom-
foi-table-looking potatoes and a row
of crisp cabbage heads kept guard
all urouiid tlie barrel.
Then th re was a box packed
with papers of sugar, coffee tea and
rice, a sack of dried peaches nnd
several cans of fruit. And another
box, when opened, displayed two
new pairs of shoes, just the right
size for Willie and Laura, sundry
roils of flannel, muslin and calico,
warm stockings and mittens nnd
several small articles, not forgeting
n well Idled basket of nuts and can
dies, which proved that somebody
knew what children loved, and
which set Laura and Willie to
dancing, like little Indians.
In the bottom of the box was a
thick, warm gray shawl, with Mrs.
Rowe’s name pinned in it. And
when the shawl was unfolded, there
dropped out an envelope directed
to Parson Rowe, inside of which
i they found tlie amount of the de-
1 linquent salary ia good, new green
backs, and a card upon which was
! “ Will our pastor accept the little
! surprise gift which accompanies his
l salary, with the love of a grateful
! people ?”
j “Oh, what a pleasant, pleasant
! surprise !” cried Willie and Laura
“What a wonderful mercy, rath
er?” said,the mother; “John, didn't
I toll you the Lord would help us?”
“Yes, Mary I” answered tho pas
tor. “Lot us thank Him for tho
mercios of this morning.”
And in tho little parlor thoy all
reverently knelt and never a more
fervent thanksgiving went up than
ascended from the little circle in
the parson's cottage that happy
Alvarado, Texas, )
November 26, ’81.)
Editor Recorder :—
I received tho first copy of your
paper last mail. I am well pleased
with your issue. Unless your paper
changes considerably, I shall re-
main one of your constant rendors.
I liavo just returned homo from a
visit to Webster county, Ga., where
I met my relatives and friends and
pleasantly passed awny over two
weeks of my life, which I never
shall regret ivliilo life lasts. Nine
long years have passed since I had
tho pleasure of seeing my dear old
parents, nnd I feel grateful that I
was permitted to meet witli them
and ail of my brothers and sisters
once more. Sad thought it is to
think of our separating, perhaps
never to meet again on earth.
I was surprised to find old Geor
gia in such a thriving condition.
Land that was thrown out years
ago I find has b'c.i taken in again
and is very productive. I also find
that those who try arc doing as
well as wo are in Texas. I do be
lieve that many who aro expecting
to break up and emigrate to Texas
will regret their change, especially
if they emigrate this winter, for
they will find everything very high.
Corn is scarce at one dollar per
bushel; bacon selling at 12^ cents
per pound; (it lias taken a full late
ly, owing to the pork season); pork
selling at R cents, flour selling from
four to live dollars per cwt., and
everything else in tho way of pro
ducts is selling high. Labor is
lower now than I have ever known
it in Texas. All fills makes it a
bad time tall lose -who aro emigra
ting to this country. Wo bnve a
good country, lint many disadvan
tages Hint are kept in the dark.
Texas Is .1 very large State—ns largo
its four or llvu States like Gcor.-ia
—and she is suppled with all kinds
of a country. But to make n long
story short, I will only say that
Texas is overated, as a general
tiling. My advice to llioso who arc
doing well, Is never break up to
come to Texas, nor to go to any
other country. But to those who
ure not doing well, coine to Texas,
and [if you try, you will do well
Perhaps some of your readers
will conclude that I am dlssntisflcd
with Texas; 1 don’t wish to make
false impressions, but wish to statu
facts. A poor man stands a better
chance of doing well in Texas than
a rich man, for this reason—lie can
get more for his labor, and provi
sions cheaper, etc. But with tho
rich man it is different—ho will
have lo pay more for his laborers
and sell Ills products cheaper, etc.
It is not.my intention lo encourage
or discourage emigration to Texas,
but to state lioncst facts as nn un
interested citizen of Texas. In con-
elusion I wish to say to those who
wish to - come to Texas, both rich
and poor, lie certain to bring with
them all tlie energy and persever
ance they have, for both of tlioso
articles are in great demand liere.
I now tender you my best wishes,
and hope yon success.
L. (). 0. Askew.
A Test of Religion.
There is only ono sure test of
the reality of man’s religion, ono
certain way of finding out whether
it is spurious or genuine; nnd that
is tlie conduct of the man in daily
life. By observing that, you can
ti-II whether lie is doing merely lip
service or is guided by tho religious
principle. Ilis talk in tho prayer
meeting docs not indicate his true
character. When ho says ho is
near to God, he may bo tightly in
tlie embrace of the devil. Guilcau
represents, in an exaggerated way,
it is true, a large class of religious
frauds, cranks, and hypocrites.
Secretary Blaine, it is understood,
will retire from tlie State Depart
ment about tlie 15th ot this month,
and prior to his retirement will give
a dinner to the diplomatic corps.
Ciiiii is not a cold country.—
[»' •bster Times. Nor Greenland
:i green country.—[Steubenville
He/nibliran. Patagonia is not an
Irish country.—[Cambridje Trib-