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Ithe spring the young man’s fancy, turns to
lager in the glass.
fWhile his daddy, in the garden plants the seed
for early “sass.”
—Editor L. Adams.
i the spring the young girl’s fancy, turns to
flowers in the vase,
bile her mammy, does the cookin’ and the
washin’ for the place.
It is said that if Mr. Stephens is nom
inated, he will make a speech-making
tour throughout the State.
Savannah Times: Gov. Colquitt
will deliver a literary address before
I the Bunn Vista high school on Thurs
day, June 29th, during the termination
I exercises. Thus we note the first shot
1 in the Senatorial campaign.
Mr. M. M. Smith, of New York, is at
re Kimball. Mr. Smith visits the city
kr the purpose of establishing an oleo-
irgarine factory.—Atlanta Post-Ap-
The farmers of Georgia, then, will
ion be able to procure the misty stuff
A news item says “a Burlington, Vt.,
|ian got a divorce from his wife, a while
[go, and now employs her as his hired
irl. She has more money and better
ilothes than when she was his wife.” We
lo not doubt it at all. If you ever no-
[iced it, a man invariably gives more
Honey to the hired girl than he does to
Atlanta Post-Appeal: Some idea of
value of the Georgia peach crop
|y be obtained from the Cunningham
lard, at Orchard Hill, near Griffin,
proprietor has for several days
fen shipping an average of five car
/ads per day, and Saturday shipped
fcven, with 300 bushels to the car, on
jjli he realized $2 net per bushel, or
|per car load, or $4,200 tor the
lipment of seven car loads.
lugusta Evening News : “Col. W
i Tutt, of Thomson, who is a candi-
pe for the State Senate, makes
fher novel proposition to his opponent,
ler Fulton. The latter is opposed
[the lawyers running the government
thinks the planters should rule
Itt is no farmer bv profession, but
ps Mr. Fulton-that at the nextpubli ;
|e day in r l homson they will harness
Ben Gross’ hobtailed bull to a plow
|d in the presence of a committee, the
in who plows the straightest and best
krow be duly entitled to the farmer
rage of the district. Mr. Fulton is
of our exchanges have la'ely
Tsed themselves over the lack of a
late at large for Congress. The
ting list of candidates which we
from the Savannah Times, we
, should quiet the anxiety of our
contemporaries : Hon. Rufus E.
3r, of Chatham county; Hon. Pat
llsh, of Augusta ; Hon. Thos. Har-
|n, Jr., of Macon ; Gen. Henry II,
of Savannah : H<#i. C. B.
I, of Albany ; Hon. James M.
^ef Muscogee; Gen. A. R. Law-
of Savannah, and Hon. W. A.
irris, with several more counties to
Sir from. Where only one can bo
acted, with all this list before us, there
sms to be a strong probability that
imebody is going to “get left.”
Washington Cor. Savannah News:
re is a good deal of talk now about
iment. Some say that Congress
111 get away by the 1st of July, and
thers say that it will be the last of
rugust before our friends leave us. I
re simply to say twu ihiugs ou this
bjoot: It is impossible, under the
s of public business, for Congress
romluflha 1st of July, and the
in*jFyeathor will prevent
herb' to August 1st next,
prediction which was made some
[ago in this correspondence that thoro
t>e an adjournment about the
luly, is borno out by present
jffiat is about the- date on which
l*t nationalj^^gerie will indi-
W) jjieir hoini
A dispatch from Atlanta, d;Ped 9th
of June says : About fifteen hundred
people assembled at the depot at noon
to»day to meet Senator Hill. In addi
tion to his son, Charles D. Hill, and
his son-in-law, Dr. Ridley, and Edgar
Thompson, were many city and State
officials and distinguished citizens pres
ent. Senator Hill was accempanied by
his son, B. H. Hill, Jr., and his wife,
and to the spectators was a mere wreck
of his former self. His face and ne jk
were in bandages, and his features
showed signs of long and severe suffer
ing. He simply bowed and shook hands
with a few friends from the carriage
window, but spoke no word of greeting.
The crowd stood with uncovered and
bowed heads silent and tearful, as
the carriage moved away to the suffer
ing Senator's homo. All along the
route the same silent and tearful hom
age was paid him. Mr, Hill was visi
bly nff< cted, while his devoted wife,
with her face hid in her handkerchief,
wept freely. It is seldom that such a
sad scene is witnessed anywhere, or a
more tender and profound tribute of
respect and sympathy paid to a public
servant. There seemed to be but one
feeling pervading the vast crowd pres
ent—that Senator Hill had come home
to die among his own people.
There is probably not a town or city
in Georgia which is not afflicted with a
number of hale, hearty young men whose
business seems to he to dress in fine
clothes, stand upon the streets, and
make uncomely lemarks about passing !
ladies. While Waynesboro has less of
this nuisance than any town within our
knowledge, she is not an entire excep
tion to the rule. Some of these young
men live on “the old man,” but how
others manage to keep freui starvation
would puzzle & war ways commit
tee. How much more honorable, how
much more manly it would be for these
young men to take off their coats aud go
to work at some honest labor which
would exercise both muscle and brain.
The whole country is full of work, and
employers are willing to pay all that
the work is worth ; aud if any man is
idle it is his own fault
The last number of the Atlanta
Drummer complains of a failure on the
part of its exchanges to give proper
credit for copied articles. We fully
agree with the Drummer that every
journal should have full credit for its
artioles, great and small. If, however,
the Drummer will push its investiga
tions a little further, he will disoover
that the city Press is to blame for the
whole matter. The city Press copies
the articles of its country exchanges
without any credit, and when the
country editor sees this, he is in doubt
to whom credit is really due, and so lets
it pass wi bout any. This is the true
explanation, aud if tho reform is made
where the wrong begau, we have no idea
there will ever bo any more cause for
censure upon this point of the Georgia
An extract from the Washington
correspondent of tho Savannah Nows,
dated Juno 11th, says: Representa
tive Black is still confined to his bod.
He cannot sit up without being prop
ped into a sitting position. He re
mains cheerful, with a bright and ac
tive mind. Mrs. Black, who has prov
ed herself toA)0 one of the most remark
able of wonPn, is more than cheorful.
She is confident in the final reoovery of
her husband. Within the pasj# few
days Mr. Black’s physicians oau-
terized his back. This o
ono of cxti^&e painfulness.
The Curse of O’I-Celly.
[The following lit erary curiosity, though old,
we Imagine has been perused by very few of the
readers of Tfie Citizen. One would seareely
suppose there were so many Invectives in the
whole English language ; and never before or
since have so many been joined together.]
Alas ! how dismal is my tale,
I lost my wateli in Doneralo,
My Don ill in watch and chain and seal
Pilfered at once in Donerale.
May fire and brimstone never fail
To fall in showers on Donerale ;
May all the leading fiends assail
The thieving town of Donerale,
As Hghlnlngs hash across the vale,
So down to hell with Donerale.
The fate of Pompey at Pharsale,
Be that the course of Donerale;
May beef or mution. lamb or veal,
Be never found in Donerale,
But garlic soup and scurvey kule,
Be still the food of Donerale.
And forward as the creeping snail,
TIP industry be at Donerale.
May Heaven a chosen curse entail,
On ragged, rotten Donerale;
May sun and moon forever fail,
To beam their lights on Donerale.
May every pestilential gale,
Blast that curs’d spot call’d Donerale.
May no sweet cuckoo, thrash or quail
Be ever heard in Donerale.
May patriots, kings and common weal
Despise and harass Donerale.
May every post, gazette and mail
Sad tidings bring of Donerale ;
May vengeance fall on head and tall
From north to south of Donerale.
May profit light and tardy sale
Still damp the trade of Donerale;
May fame resound a dismal tale
When’er she lights on Donerale.
May’Egypts plagues at once prevail,
To thin the knaves of Donerale.
May i rost and snow and sleet and hail
Benum each joint in Donerale ;
May wolves and blood-hounds trace and
The cursed crew of Donerale.
May Oscar, with his fiery flail,
To atoms terash all Donerale ;
May every mischief, fresh and st
May all, from Belfast to Klnsale
Scoff, curse and damn you Donerale
May neither flour or oat meal
Be found or known in Donerale ;
May want and woe each joy curtail
That e’er was known in Donerale.
May no one coffin want a nail
That wraps a rogue in Doneralo.
May all the thieves who rob and steal,
The gallows meet in Donerale.
May all the sons of Graniaweal
Blush at the thieves of Donerale.
May mischief, big as Norway whale,
O’rewhelin the knaves of Donerale.
May curses whole and retail
Pour with lull force on Donerale.
May every transport want to sail
A convict bring from Donerale,
May every churn and milking pall.
Fall dry to staves in Donerale.
May cold aud hunger still congeal.
The stagnant blood of Donerale ;
May every hour new woes reveal
That hell reserves for Donerale.
May ev’ry chosen 111 prevail,
O’er all tho imps of Donerale.
May the Inquisition straight impale,
The vapparees of Donerale—
May curse of Sodom now prevail,
And sink to ashes Donerale.
May Charon’s boat triumphant sail,
Completely man’d fi'om Donerale;
Oh! may my couplet never fall
To find new curses for Donerale.
And may grim Plato’s inner goal.
Forever groan with Donerale.
JV HTJ J 5 AT hlltCrFlD CITY.
CURIOUS DISCOVERIES MADE WHILE DIG
GING A CANAL TO CONNECT LAKES
EUSTIS AND DORA, FLORIDA.
The following very interesting story
of the discovery of a submerged city
or town belonging to centuries long
past, we find in the Travares Herald
of last week:
For the past six months the work
of digging the canal to connect Lakes
Eustis and Pore, in order to open up
the more southern lakes of the “Great
Lake Region of Florida,” has been
prosecuted by St. Clair Abrams &
Summerlin near Tavares. The work
was undertaken and prosecuted in
the interests. of commerce and the
development of this portion of the
peninsula of Florida. The history
of the first digging ; the subsequent
damning of the waters of Lake Dora,
and the further prosecution of the
work has already been given in previ
ous issues of the Herald. The work,
which was undertaken, however,
with the view only of opening the
channel between two of the larger
lakes in the great chain of lakes
which form the headwaters of the
Oeklawaha river, has, in the comple
tion of the work opened up to
science a chapter in the history of
Florida as yet unthought of and un
written. A careful survey of the
levels o: the waters in the two lakes
last.November revealed the-f. ct that
Lake Dora was nearly four feet higher
than Lake Eustis, into which its
day by Mr. Sprott, who promises to
use his best endeavors ’to secure, if
possible, more of these submerged
curiosities. There are several theo
ries by the “knowing ones” to ac
count for this submerged building, or
fortification. Some think a large
house or fortification has gone down
in a sink, such as has<boen known of
in Florida, but the topography of
the country around would seem to
contradict such a surmise, as the
land is high and rolling, and no de
pression exists to warrant the belief
that the ground has ever been sub
jected to a caving in of any portion
of the surrounding country, or this
particular spot. About three-fourths
of a mile east of the present channel
between the two lakes is a natural
depression with a bay head on either
end (although the ridge between is
several feet higher) which some think
was the old channel of the river be
tween the two lakes, and the gradual
filling up of this old river bed forced
Lake Dora to find a new outlet in its
present channel, which is now the
lowest land between the lakes. This
would seem to be the correct'theory,
as the discovery of the mound and
wall, which may have sunk some
what from the action of the water on
its base, is about on a level of tho
present ordinary high wate£ mark
of Lake Eustis, the more northern
of the two lakes and the last in the
chain before the Oeklawaha proper
begins. Further investigations will
waters emptied. The northern mar- be made as soon as practicable into
gin of Lake Dora for nearly a mile j the sunken mound, for the purpose
on either side of the opening through 1 °f ascertaining, if possible, what is
which it discharges its waters into
the rivulet between it and Lake
Eustis was a knoll about six feet
high and from ten to forty feet wide,
on which grew large pine, hickory
and magnolia trees, while the decayed
stumps of older trees that had fallen
duriug past centuries, attested the
fact of the great age of the natural
barrier which kept back the waters
into Lakes Dora, Orleton and Apop
ka. The second cutting of the canal
was finished l^st week, under the j
supervision of Mr. T. H. Sprott,!
who has been from tho commence- j mules 132,078, an increase « f 51 per
meut one of the foremen of tho work. working oxen 50,026, a dtcres-e
At the outlet of L»ke Dora the »an<l i f 8 .' ,er c «“-i .™' ch ■*" 315,073,
, , , , . . , , , Ian increase ot 15 per oent • other
bar had already been cut to the depth j Clit u e 544,812, an increase of 32 per
of nearly or quite three feet on the I cent,.; sheep 527,589, an increase "of
previous digging, and was dug about' per cent.; swine 1471,033, an in-
really now hidden by the waters of
Lake Dora. A spear head of mot
tled flint, five and a half inches long
by one and a quarter inches wide,
nicely finished, is now to be seen at
the Herald office, which was taken
from the top of the sand mound, and
about four feet below the water level
of the lake.
In the State of Georgia, as the
compilation of the census report
shows, the live stock on farms June
1, 1880, was horses 198,520, an in
crease of 20 per cent, from 1870';
William A. Wheeler, of New York, has declin
ed lb serve on the Tariff Commission.
Mr. Julian E. Epplng, the new postmaster at
Darien, Is announced as an Independent can
didate for Congress from the First Georgia dis
Surgeon Woodward, of the United States army,
one of the attendant physicians on tho late
President Garfield, aud who lias been sick with
brain fover at Nice, is reported bv his friends us
lying dangerously ill at last advices, with little
hope of recovery.
two feet deeper last week. At a dis
tance of over four feet below the old
level of Lake Dora a mound was dis
covered. Tho firsi excavations re
vealed the existence of a clearly de
fined wall lying in a line tending to
es reuse of 49 per cent. The rate of
increase in Indian corn produced was
31 per cent., and the rate ot mcroasa
of population was 30 per cent.
Middle Georgia Argus: The first
murder arising from the stock law iu
wards the southwest from where it I Henry county occurred la-t week.—
Portland, Oregon, June 10.—The average
Republican majority of the State ticket is 1,800.
M. C. George, for Congress, will have about 3,000
majority In tlie State, which is the largest over
given to a candidate. Moody, for Governor, will
have about 1,000 less than Guorgo. Tho Repub
licans have tho legislature by a certain majority
of ten, which may be increased to 13.
DAVENroRT, Iowa, June 10.—The magazine of
the Oriental Powder Company hero was struck
by lightning last night, and exploded with t r-
rlflc force, hurling stones In every direction, one
weighing eighty pounds a qunrtorof a mile. One
was thrown into a house, striking a bed whore
two children slept. Windows wore broken a
mile away. Tho report and Jar were noticed
eight miles off.
Augusta News: Mr. Win. J. Blackston
ploughed up on the farm of George S. Owens,
near Stellavillo, Ga., a leaden medal, about the
size of a silver dollar, ami brought it to this
office to ascertain Its origin. On tho obverse
side appears tlie figure of a six masted steamer,
full rigged, over which is the ins iriptloii: “Tho
Groat Brltlan,” and below tho ship Is the dimen
sions, number of state rooms, etc. On the re
verse side appear two msdulllou heads, Queen
Victoria and Prince Albert. This medal com
memorates the launol ing of Tho Groat Britlau
at Bristol, England, on July 10th, 18-13, and de
notes an Important era in ship building, from
the fact that she was built of iron and fitted
with tho newly invented screw-propeller. Site
as the seoond steamship erooted by the Cunard
L ino to oarry the mails between Liverpool and
ifax, a largo subsidy being paid by tho Brit-
pit or that
was first struck. This wall was com
posed of a dark sandstone, very much
crumbled in places, but more distinct,
more clearly defined, and tho stone
more solid as the digging increased in
depth. The wall was evidently the
eastern sido of an ancient bouse or
fortification, as the slope of the outer
wall was to the west. About eight
feet from tjie elope of the eastern
wall a mound of sand was struck,
imbedded in the muck formation
above and around it. This sand
mound was dug into only a few iuches,
as tho depth of the water demanded,
but a slight increased depth of the
chancel at that point, but enough was
discovered to warrant the belief that
hero, on the northwestern shore of
Lake Dora, is submerged a city or
town or fortification older by contu"
ries than anything yet discovered in
this portion of Florida. Small,
curiously shaped blocks of sandstone,
some of them showing traces of fire,
pieces of pottery, and utemdls rar.de
of a mottled flint were thrown out by
the men while working waist deep in
wator. The finest of these specimens
We learn that Mr. Gray ? s mule got
out and was impounded by John
Welch, who refused to give it up un
til Mr. Gray had paid $25, which ho
claimed his crop v/as damaged.—
Gray offered to pay $15, but Welch
refused. He attempted to tako tho
mule. Welch drew his gun, but
Gray shot first, killing him instantly.
Wiragrass Watchman : Mr. Rad
ford Browning, of Telfair county,
has a catfish in his well that his son
put in there iu 1862, twenty years
ago. They say it is nearly white.
Every year or so, when Mr. Brown
ing deane out his well, he places the
fish in a tub of water until ho -gets
the well finished he then places tho
fish back again. Mr. Browning also
has a goose over twenty years old.
Montezuma Weekly: Some ne
groes were working in a field near
Oglethorpe when a lady’s fine under
skirt dropped by them mysteriously
from tho sky. The negroes could sen
no cause for its appearance and tl
belieyed themselves bewitched.
Judge C. L. Battle has been elected
Ordinary of Itohley county,
received a mi