Another mill in Augusta is to be erect
ed on the canal called the Sibley. The
Messrs. Sibley are in the North at present
raising tbe.amount necessary in connect
ion with what Augusta has already sub
scribed to complete the enterprise. They
will be home in a few days with the neces
sary amount, $<500,000. The mill will be
built at once and will excel in capacity
all other cotton factories in that city.
Tub spring fairs in South Georgia
open this week, on Saturday, at Thomas-
ville. Bainbrfdge opens on the 6th,
Brunswick on the 12th, and Albany on
Thk Supreme Council of the Royal
Arcanum is now in session in Detroit,
Michigan. Georgia is represented by B.
H. Richardson, Esq., of .the Savannah
The Constitution says a nergro man,
Charley Covington, was knocked from the
railroad track of the Air Line road on
Tuesday, in Atlanta, and although thrown
several feet in the air was not seriously
Thk Savannah Newt contains a long
description of the explosion of Foy’s mill
on the canal, at the foot of Zubley street,
in that city. The following is a summary
of the accident:
Mr. Lewis N. Torrent, superintendent,
killed; a portion of his body, one leg, being
found at the comer of Pine and Lumber
George Hughes, colored, engineer and
fireman, killed. The larger portion of his
body was found near the canal bank, at
the foot of Margaret street, and near by
was found the boiler braces.
Max Stcveson, colored, shingle sawyer,
John Stiles, colored, worked at the join
ter, was hurt on the head and stunned.
John Green, colored,- was bolting the
blocks in the shed attached to the mill
slightly cut in the face.
William Frazier, colored, watchman
and sometimes fired up, seriously injured
by a punctured wound in the back.
Abraham Stewart, colored, packer of
slungles, scalded in the face; not seriously
Benjamin Green, colored, hurt in the
arm, not seriously.
Governor Williamson, colored, mill
Johnny Braig, colored bey, unhurt.
From which it will be seea that two
-were killed, one seriously injured, four
• slightly injured, and two uninjured.
Sparta Lhmaelitc : Mr. Nicholls does
not seem disposed to explain his vote
against tlib army bill. If lie desires
DeFacto Hayes to use troops at the polls,
lie voted in the line of his wishes. If he
thinks as other Democrats do about that
matter, lie voted against liis own convic
tions. The affair is of sufficient import
ance to justify au explanation.
The Washington correspondent of the
Columbus Times writes that it is under
stood in that city that Hon. H. W. Hil
liard has been shelved. He is expected
in Washington any day, and some Repub
licans say he will go to Columbus to pre
pare to make the race for Congress next
rail as an Independent.
The Atlanta Constitution says of
Mr. Blount’s recent letter:
The voluntary retirement of Mr. Blount
front Congress at the end of the term
which lie is now serving out, will be con
sidered a misfortune in every section of
the State. lie leaves Congress just when
he, a young man, could be most useful in
it. We claim, indeed, that a man with
his capacity for public employment, and
with his knowledge of public affairs, lias
no right to decline further service while
he is in the enjoyment of good health.
His district will do the whole State, and
for that matter, the country a service by
compelling him to serve in the House in
which he has won an enviable reputation.
No man need desire a wider field than
the lower House has afforded Mr. Blount.
His letter, addressed to the Macon Tele
graph and Messenger, shows that he
has no sufficient ground for declining a
Atlanta Post: Girls should beware
of young men who attempt to be familiar
with them. Two of Atlanta’s fairest
and most popular young ladies have re
cently gene down under a heavy load, and
two happy homes are now in sorrow. Be
ware the first approach of the seducer.
The Wesleyan Christian Advocate
says: The trustees of the Georgia Insti
tution at Cave Spring held their annual
meeting, April* 14. The trustees found
this great charity of the State under ex
cellent management and every way in
satisfactory condition. Superintendent
Mr. Wesley O. Connor, has proved him-
r\eIf to be eminently suited to his very re
sponsible and delicate duties. Such a
man is a treasure to the State, and
providence to the children under his care.
McDuffie Journal: We had the big
gest hail storm on Monday afternoon last
ever known in this section. It fell with
unprecedented rapidity for about fifteen
minutes, and, from what we can hear, did
considerable damage to crops, gardens,
etc. Our oldest citizens say they never
saw hailstones of such size. Many of them
weighed from one and a half to two
ounces, and were of almost every imagin
Columbus Times: Mr. Dan Owen,
who arrived in the city yesterday, informs
H3 oi a rather sad incident that occurred
in Talbot county on last Sunday. Mr.
Zach Wheehs, a middle-aged gentleman,
went to one of his neighbor’s houses and
spentsome time with him. After making
out his visit he left forborne, which was in
the neighborhood of Pleasant Hill. Not
long afterwards his body was found dead
on the side of the road. No marks of vio
lence were found on his person, and under
his head was a pillow of bushes as though
he had arranged them for an easy nap.
He was not he*rd to complain of being
sick, and it is presumed he died from
stroke of apoplexy.
Columbus Enquirer: On Monday
afternoon Mr. -W. B. Harris, of Girard,
Ala., had a paralytic stroke. He had
been over in the city for the purpose of
seeing. Webster’s new hall, and on re
turning, when near the eastern abutment
of the bridge he was stricken. We under
stand he was better yesterday.
Albany Advertiser: The killing of
the large alligator, measuring six feet, by
Mr. Spray on Saturdury last, at the Rawls
pond, has given the gentleman a taste for
that kind of sport, and he expects to make
frequent trips to the pond in search of the
rusty looking monsters.
Columbus Times; Messrs. Allen &
Cheney have a cut# machine for the pur
pose of breaking wild horses. It is im
possible for a horse to do harm to a wagon
or driver, kick he ever so high, and a wild
or vicious animal will soon learn that to
go quietly along is the bsst plan. Mr.
Cheney was out with it yesterday.
Augusta Chronicle: To-day a num
ber of carts and mules will he sent from
Augusta across the river, to be used in the
work of grading the portion of the Augus
ta and Knoxville railroad in South Caro
lina, yet ungraded. The work will be
prosecuted vigorously and finished as soon
The officers of the road are considering
whether it would not be better, now that
the price of iron has declined so much,
to build an iron bridge across the river.
A convention of all the stockholders in
Georgia and South Carolina will be held
in this city next Wednesday, for the pur
pose of perfecting the consolidation of the
Georgia and South Carolina divisions of
the road under one management. Under
the consolidation there will be ten direc
tors fi#ai Augusta and six from South
Carolina. These will be elected at the
Columbus Times: We understand that
motion will be made in the city council
next Monday night to have the telephone
placed at the court house
will be made by one
will receive the support
• notion, and as it will be done advisedly,
it is probable that the telephone will be Miller, mail agent between Macon and
placed there. This is a move in the right Columbus, has been transferred from this
direction, and it is hoped that tlie motion | route to the State road, and will now run
will prevail. There is as great necessity i between Atlanta and Chattanooga. Mr.
for it at tbe court house as any point in ; Miller is a most excellent gentleman and
the city. It will pay, if only to be used lias given^satisfaction on this route.
during the time court is in session, to say
nothing of its being used to advantage al
most every hour in tlio day. It is useless
to particularize the. many instances to
which it could be made to servo a good
Augusta Chronicle: Hon. C. Nicholls
appeared before the House appropriation
committee Monday, asking for an appro
priation of $25,000 for a survey of the Sa
vannah river, and thinks the prospect good
for its passage.
Hawkinsville Dispatch: Frank
Love, a colored man employed on the
farm of Mr. Amos Love, in this county,
was struck and killed by lightning while
laboring in a field on Monday of last
week. Parties near him were terribly
stunned by the stroke.
Griffin News: Some of our military
are considering a visit and perhaps an en
campment, in Nashville next month.
Quite a number speak of being present in
that city May 22d, on the occasion of the
unveiling of the equestrian statue of
Stonewall Jackson, at which time there is
expected to be a grand military display.
We had a convention in the town,
And the clouds obscured the sky,
And Sherman sent his agents down
Money, a delegate to buy.
His agents said, money is berry good
And lunch is berry fine
Let us all go to a restaurant
Where we all can dine.
Tricks that have been played
Can be played again,
i And if we can do no better
We must do like Garcelon, of Maine.
This convention is so intelligent,
And you all look so fine,
And you have nothing to do
But to bellow and draw the “color line.”
The Cartersville Express reports the
death of Mr. Silas Stephens an old and re
spected citizen of that city.
The new pastor of the Presbyterian
church in Columbus, has arrived in that
city, and the press have given him, in be
half of the people, a warm welcome. His
name is R. C. Kerr.
The Grand Lodge of the Ancient Or
der of United Workmen meets in Co
lumbus on next Tuesday. This body
has jurisdiction over all the lodges of the
order in Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
The uew fast mail service in the
South which is proposed, will shorten the
time between New York and New Or
leans, via Atlanta, just twenty-four hours,
The reduction between New York and
Jacksonville,via. Savannah,will be thirty-
six hours. This will be glad news to the
business men of Georgia.
The Quitman Reporter indulges in
melancholy complaint against the railroad
commission. The reduction of the rates
of freight has caused the authorities of
the Savannah, Florida & Western rail
road to reduce the number of their trains
and the number of their empleyes, which
necessarily reduces their means of living.
All this is to be regretted. But the
most piteous wail arises from tbe fact
that after to-day no more “dead-head
passes” will be recognized over-tbe road.
Too bad, indeed.
McVille South Georgian: E. D.
Daniels,, colored, near Dublin, Laurens
county, made last year 550 bushels of
corn, three bales of cotton, weighing 500
pounds each, together with peas, potatoes
and syrup plenty to co him. He owns
400 acres of land for which he paid $1,450
cash, also 20 head of cattle, 30 head of
sheep, three horses and is entirely out of
Perry Home Journal: On last Tues
day evening a white peddler lost his mule
and wagon at Houston factory. For some
time since workmen have been engaged
in repairing one of the wasteways, around
which a false dam has been built. While
on this dam, which is unprotected by any
kind of railing, the mule backed off' the
bridge, and mule, peddler and wagon
went plunging into the mill pond. The
mule was drowned, the wagon sunk to the
bottom, and the man would also have
been drowned had not some of the work
men gone to his assistance. As it is, he
lost his mule, wagon and stock in trade,
Good Luck.—Fort Valley Mirror: A
suit of J. W. Love, trustee, on the Central
railroad, which has been pending ten
years, was compromised the other day, by
the road agreeing to pay the sum of $4,500
for the land on which part of the passen
ger depot in Macon stands.
Savannah News: Yesterday morn
ing, about four o’clock, some of the in
mates of the house on the northwest cor
ner of York and Lincoln streets, had oc
casion to go down into the servants’ apart
ments in the basement of the dwelling,
and were shocked at the discovery that
the cook, an elderly negro woman named
Elizabeth Williams, was lying dead upon
the floor. Dr. Thomas was summoned
immediately, who diagnosed the. case
and found that the deceased had died of
“menstrual insufficiency,” and gave
certificate to that effect. It seems that
the woman had been under medical
treatment for some time, though attend
ing to her ordinary duties, and death
overtook her while preparing for her day’s
labors. The body was removed to the
residence of her relatives on the comer of
Zubly and Fahm streets.
Greensboro Home Joumal: Mrs. M.
Jarrell, has growing at her country resi
dence a v«ry fine orange tre«, which bears
annually the choicest fruit. Mrs. H. W.
Jemigan presented Mrs. Dr. Moore with
one of the oranges a few days since, of
which it was our pleasure to sbaro a part,
and so we can testify whereof we speak.
Albany Hews: The question to-day
is, what will the commissioners do abont
the bridge question? The grand jury has
recommended an act by the next Legisla
ture to issue thirty thousand dollars in
bonds for the purpose of baying Colonel
Tift’s bridge, and making it a free bridge.
Have not the people of the county had a
vote on this question before? Why then
travel over the same unsafe track ? Can
not our commissioners get a bill fixed in
some way so that the legal authorities of
the county will be willing to make some
trade for the bridge ?
Quitman Reporter: The cotton crop
outlook, so far, is anything but encoura
ging. We have yet to meet the first man
who lias a perfect stand. The complaint
is that the seed is so imperfect that they
have be put in as if fertilizing the land,
and the comparative few that germinate
r re weak and sickly from the time they
come out of the ground, consequently die
out, leaving more space unoccupied than
Is covered by a stand.
Amebicus Recorder: On Monday
last, as the storm passed over the city,
several peculiar freaks were noticed, one
of which was a baby cyclone in the
space of a quarter of an acre. Just in
front of the residence of Dr. W. J. Bar-
low, in Leelon, a small piece of heav
ily timbered woodland was struck by a
whirlwind in the gale, and a dozen large
trees uprooted and twisted off within a
very small space, while the timber con
tiguous to this place was untouched.
Columbus Times: Rev. A. B. Camp
bell, pastor of the First Baptist church of
this city, has been invited by the faculty
of Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, to
deliver the annual address before tho
Alumnian Association, and he has accept
ed the invitation. It will be delivered
Tuesday, July Cth, during the commence
Mr. Campbell is a speaker of no ordi
nary ability and the people of Macon may
prepare themselves for a literary treat. A
tetter selection would be hard to make,
and we congratulate the association that
he has accepted the invitation.
Georgia Railroad Convention.
Augusta Hews: The approaching con
vention of the Georgia railroad stockhold
ers will be the most enthusiastic in years.
The fine showing of the road, and its bril
liant prospects under General Alexander,
»iu vi. unanimous re-election, 1
Mr. Miller has been succeeded by Mr.
Leak, who for seven years has been mail
agent on the route between Atlanta and
Dawson Journal: Mr. William S.
Simmons, a respectable -citizen and a
good farmer of this county, died on Cap
tain B. F. Simmons’ plantation, twelve
miles Southoast of Dawson, on last Satur
Savannah Hews: The revival ser
vices are still being conducted at Trinity
Church nightly, and have lost none of
their interest or profit in the spiritual
improvement of the congregations that at
tend the same.
Eastman Times: We heard a gentle
man remark a few days ago, that he saw
Mr. Norman Statham, of Wilcox county,
sell twenty-eight sticks of timber in Darien
for $2,800. Good price.
Augusta Hews: It is rumored, and the
murmur is very pleasant to the music-lov
ing people of Augusta, that in the steps
now taking to make the Augusta Arsenal
a great military headquarters, that we
are to have a post band on the Hill. Can
the authorities make us happy by an af
Savannah News: We regret to
chronicle the death of Mr. G. Dasher,
which took place at his residence in
Effingham county on the 19th inst. Mr.
Dasher ha3 been a life-long resident of
the county, having been bom there on
the 3d day of April, 1799, consequently
was in the eighty-second year of his age
at the time of his death. He had been a
successful farmer,and up to within a week
of his death was actively engaged on his
farm. He leaves a wife and four children,
one of the latter (Mrs. B. C. Wright) liv
ing in this city.
ASaturbay Night Court.—San-
debater and leader. He has obtained
more benefits for Macoh and vicinity than
the rest of the Congressmen of the State
have procured for all their districts.
He occupies a position of more
commanding influence than any
representative from onr common
wealth, and his retirement would be a
general loss. He has the experience
which a new member of equal ability
would require several years to attain.
He has high standing, is known, has fa
miliarity with departments and the rou
tine of business and rules of the Honse,
and possesses a high capacity. His dis
trict should insist on his retention in the
office, lor he is a representative of great
usefulness. His constituency should de
mand that he become a candidate, and
we have no doubt he will he elected, as he
was two years ago, without opposition.
A Woman’s Flan.
Fifteen years ago there was a certain
family of plain farmer folks working on
rented land in one of the central counties
north of San Francisco. Bay, and having, f e ge, and once shone as a member of its
been fortunate in obtaining one or two
very good crops in seasons when most of
the State was a failure, they had perhaps
twelve or fifteen thousand dollars in cash,
teams and farming implements.
At this juncture the head of the family,
being of the restless Western type, conclu
ded that it was advisable to make money
faster. So happening to travel across the
lower San Joaquin in early spring of a
wet season, he was charmed, and forth
with rented, for a term of years, a large
tract of land in that valley, paying cash.
There was a good crop the fiist year, but
three successive failures followed.
Then a half crop came, and more fail
ure. Hoping against hope they stayed,
unable to leave, unwilling to acknowl
edge a mistake, until every dollar was
This was in 1871, the process of losing
all they had having taken seven years
There were five children—the oldest t
girl capable of teaching school, the boys
dersville Herald: A case of habeas old enough to earn men’s wages, and a
corpus on Saturday night called for a little girl. The oldest daughter obtained
’a school in an adjoining county, and
session of the Ordinary’s Court. The
case was this; a young man, sometime
ago, was fined in the Mayor’s court the
sum of $30, or in default of payment
was to be committed to jail 20 days. The
marshal believing the money would be
paid, released him, but as the fine was
not paid he aga'n arrested and lodged the
young man in jail. After the case was
argued fully by E. S. Langmade, Esq.,
for the prisoner, and O. H. Rogers, Esq.,
in behalf of city, the Ordinary, Hon. C.
C. Brown, decided that the fine was
changed to a debt by the release of the
party by the marshal or city authorities,
before the sentence was complied with,
and as imprisonment for debt was uncon
stitutional and interdicted by the laws of
the State, the arrest of the prisoner was
illegal, and he therefore ordered his dis
This decision then will stop the credit
system at the Mayor’s court, and the noisy
boys will have to’ pay up, or “go up.”
The Gainesville Eagle, in speaking of
the gold excitement, now at its height in
north Georgia, says:
Last Friday the town was full of strange
faces. Every hack, saddle horse and ve
hicle in the city was pressed into service
to transport the eager and excited crowd
that were rushing' to where wealth was
lying scattered around in boulders, to be
bad for the picking up. Threo hack loads
of miners and capitalists went to Dalilon-
ega to prospect, and look after interests
which they already had there. Two hack
loads went to Nacoocliee Valley where
the big find alluded to above has been
made. Among these were the Messrs.
Lumsden of Macon, father and brother of
the young men who struck it so rich, and
who are interested in the mines.
Altogether there is a boom in mines,
mining land: and interests in this vicini
ty. Messrs. Van Bleck & Son, who are
here representing a substantial mining
company, are making large and profitable
purchases. Others are doing likewise.
There is no sort of doubt that this sec
tion is as rich in gold deposits as the
Black Hills, or any other of the famous
sections which have passed into history.
It is easy of access, too, and unless, we
are very much mistaken the next ten
years will see every valley and hill
side alive with men delving deep into tbe
bowels of tlie ea th for the precious met
als that lie buried beneath its surface.
Albany Advertiser: The Central
railroad sold at their office in this city
yesterday six one-tliousand mile tickets.
Parties are afraid the Central will follow
the example of the Savannah, Florida
and Western railroad in refusing to sell
any more thousand-mile tickets.
Athens Banner: Major Sid. Hughes
had some of the finest wheat we have
seen on exhibition yesterday. He has
about three acres of the Rappalianock,
and one acre of the Amber, which lie says
will average about six feet high. The
Amber wheat is not subject to the rust.
Thomasville Times: We were shown
by Dr. R. J. Bruce, on Tuesday, the first
well developed ear of corn we have seen
this year. The graihs are fully developed,
being large and plump. To northerners,
the statement that green com is ready for
use in this section, will sound strange.
Evening News: His Honor Mayor May
is just back from Macon, and speaks in
the highest terms of his treatment by the
hospitable people of the Central City.
Macon has a claim on our mayor, and
having lost its own executive, would
doubtless like to complete the tie and
treat Augusta as Atlanta did Macon. We
can’t see It, however; neither can our
mayor; for although he gets blown up oc
casionally, there is a kind of mutual and
explosive pleasure in tlie friendship of
the mayor and the Evening News. And
again, while we fire away at his honor oc
casionally, we will not allow this from
outside, so Macon had best always do the
handsome thing when he visits its charm
The State‘Railroad Commission
ers Enjoined.—Savannah News: A
bill in equity has been filed in the Unit
ed States Circuit Court, in which Morris
K. Jesup, surviving trustee of the bond
holders of the Atlantic and Gulf Rail
road, is complainant, and tho Savannah,
Florida and Western Railway and the
railroad commissioners of the State of
Georgia are defendants, in which the
complainant, representing the bondhold
ers as above stated, asks a perpetual in
junction against the commissioners, res
training them from interfering with the
tariff rates of the Savannah, Florida and
Western Railway. Pending the hearing
of the bill, the court granted a temporary
injunction, restraining the commission
from further proceedings in the premises.
The legal fight promises to be a vigorous
one, and will be looked forward to with
much interest, especially on the part of
the holders of railroad securities in Geor
Savannah News: George Johnson,
an aged colored man, dropped dead on the
comer of West Broad and Jones streets
about half past one o’clock yesterday.
Acting Coroner Russell was notified, and
the body was taken into the. basement of
No. 95 West Broad street, where the in
quest was held, the jury rendering a ver
dict of death from providential causes.
Columbus Enquirer: In some locali
ties it is estimated the fruit crop will be
very short, while in others the reports are
more encouraging. One of the leading
farmers of Harris county thinks there will
not he a half crop. A gentleman from
Marion thinks many of the trees will die
before bearing fruit. The trees, he says,
were very slow iu budding, and the foli
age is not as heavy as usual. He is of
the opinion the crop will be short. From
Chattahoochee county the reports are very
encouraging. There they expect a large
crop. We trust the others may lie incor
rect, and we will have abundance of fruit.
Summer without fruit would be a hun
dredfold more disagreeable.
Congressman Blount. — Columbus
Enquirer-Sun: He has written a card
stating that he will not again be a candi-
made regular remittances home.
The boys sought work, but everything
in the neighborhood was at a standstill.
The father, upon whom successive misfor
tunes had told heavily, went to the near
est town and sold his rifle, saddle, and
some long-treasured valuables. Then
hamissing up their only team they left
the barren place, called by courtesy-
Night after night, as they sat about the
roaring camp fire, they asked, “What shall
we do ?” At last tlie mother spoke, with
a woman’s keen home-love and longing,
as one night they camped in the dry bed
of a stream, near and above a valley of
fertile farms; “We are wandering with
out a motive,” she said. “Let us work
and win a home, and begin to-monow.”
So she unfolded her plan.“
The next morning they went into a
large valley town where they had ac
quaintances. Within a week the father
and the three hoys were at work in the
harvest field; the mother became house
keeper in a wealthy family, where she
kept the youngest child with her; the
oldest daughter was still teaching at an
increased salary. The family farm-com
pany was organized, it being understood
that every possible dollar went toward
the one purpose of buying a home which
all should own. This was the mother’s
plan, and the effect was marvelous. It
made men of the boys; it made the father
forget his former losses; it brightened
the whole out-look. Every cent saved
was deposited where it drew interest.
Before long, some leading gentlemen of
Vie town became interested in the home-
buying plan, of which they had heard,
and did what they could to procure steady
work for the family. This, however,
was seldom needed, for their steadiness
and anxiety to earn their wages were re
markable, and they were soon in constant
Four years of steady, uncomplaining
toil followed. In 1S76 their accumula
tions, compounded semi-annually at seven
per centum, amounted to $9,830.72. It
would have been more but for some sick
ness in the family. They then chose a
quarter section ofgood land lying north of
San Francisco Bay, in one of the coast
range valleys. The price was $60 an acre,
or $9,000 iu all.
The paid $8,000 down, and bought
teams, moved on the place, paid the bal
ance in one year from the crops and out
side, and are making it one of the prettiest
farms in that whole region.
This is a truthful account of how a
farm was lost and anolher gained In its.
place by a plucky American family, whose
idea of a “home-buying company” ought
to be remembered.—San Francisco Bulle
Why is a baby like wheat? Because
it is firs: cradled, then thrashed, and final
ly becomes the flower of the family. Aud
we would add, soothe it witji Dr. Bull’s
Baby Syrup. It contains no'opiates.
China Makes Ready for "War.—
The Novoe Vremya publishes a telegram
dated Yladivasak, April 18, which states-
that, according to intelligence from
Shanghai, preparations for war on a large
scale are making in China.
Oglethorpe, Ga., April 29,1S80.
A DAY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA.
The writer left our fair city this morn
ing on the Eufaula train, bound for Ogle
thorpe to pass the day with his cherished
and gifted young friend, “J. B. W. Jr.,”
who, as an, occasional correspondent of
this paper, is so favorably known to the
reader, and by his numerous and able
contributions to Southern literature to the
whole republic of letters. Recently, he
has married him awife, one of Baltimore’s
most, charming daughters and sweetest
amateur cantatrices. It is needless to say
that the hours sped swiftly by in the
agreeable society of the veteran
CAPTAIN F. T. SNEAD,
who never missed a roll call in our four-
years war, and his amiable wife, who
bore away the honors of Wesleyan col-
—The Dnchess of Marlborough lias de-
clined to receive a “testimonial” for her
energy m the work of Irish relief, on the
ground that she has simply done her duty,
and desires no reward for it.
A shipwrecked sailor waiting for a sail
is like a business man sitting at home and
nursing a cough or cold. Get Dr. Bull’s
Cough Syrup and be cured. Only 25
cents a bottle.
Who would be so cruel, so unnatural,
as to refuse to buy one bottle ofShriner's
Indian Vermifuge, when he knows that
worms are destroying his child? This is
no trifling matter. apr. 27-1W.
Advice to Music Buyers.
Don’t pay thirty or forty cents for a
piece of music when you can get it at one-
tentli the price in the Southern Musi
cal Journal. Only $1.25 will secure
it for a whole year with a prem’um of $1
worth of sheet music of your own selec
tion, and in each monthly number there
is also published a dollar’s worth of
choice vocal and instrumental music.
Fifteen dollars’ worth of music for $1.25
is exactly what is secured by Subscribing
for a year to the Journal. Try it for a
year and you will want it for a life-time.
Address the publishers, Messrs. Ludden
& Bates, Savannah, Ga.
When such men as tbe Rev. Dr. Rankin,
Rev. Dr. Harvey, Prof. Green, Dr. Bar-
tine, Colonel John K. McChesney, E. W.
Nell’and a host of others equally trust
worthy, certify over their oxtn signatures
to the marvelous efficacy of Warner’s Safe
Kidney and Liver Cure, in tho diseases
for which it is recommended, it is time to
dismiss doubts on the subject.
WUbor’s Compound of Pure God Elver
Oil and Elmo
The advantage of this compound over
the plain oil is, that the nauseating taste
of tho oil is entirely removed, and the
whole rendered entirely palatable. The
offensive taste of the oil has long acted as
an objection to its use; but in this form
the trouble is entirely obviated. A host
of certificates might be given here to testi
fy to the excellence and success of “ Wil-
bor’s Cod-Liver Oil and Lime;'’ but the
fact that is prescribed by the medical fac
ulty is sufficient. For sale by A. B. Wil-
bor, chemist, Boston, and by all drug
Judge Black is an excellent fanner,
_ and delights In nothing so much as his va-
date for Congress. We give It in the cation among the fields and gardens of his
“Georgia News” column. We are out- country home. It is said that sometimes
side the boundanes of his bailiwick, but j for a month he. will, not even open a letter
will insure his
... . . , ’ »iuo tuc uuuuuuucs ui rna uuiiHics. out
every stockholder am? °/t 11 would 03 a P leasure 10 vote for j lest it may call him away from his farm,
fare? dividend' wft 1 ti.t l L, < 611011 a man - 018 ability is great, and his He is supposed to know the Biblo, Shakes-
WIth , . universal im-. influence felt. He is second named 1 ‘ -
corps of instructors. There were other
guests present, also, among them Ogle
thorpe’s most prominent merchant aud a
noted ex-member of the Legislature, Col
onel Willis, who was accompanied by his
accomplished wife. But all tho pleasur
able events of the day of course are sacred.
The arcana of a private household may
not be laid bare to the public gaze. We
have divers other topics and incidents,
however, which were
GATHERED ON THE WING
during this brief journey and visit, which
may not prove entirely devoid of interest.
Let us begin, as usual, with our
COMPAGNOXS DU VOYAGE.
These embraced a goodly array of rep
resentative citizens, including clergymen,
merchants, editors, lumbermen and trav
eling agents. In the above were
several delegations from various southern
counties, who were returning from a con
ference at Atlanta with the State railway
commission, upon the propriety of reduc
ing the freight imposed in the schedule
and Messrs. McIntosh and Weston, repre
senting the Brunswick and Albany road,
had been successful in their errand, the
commission conceding much that was
asked for, and showing a sincere desire to
promote the interests of the railroads,
mill owners and people. Had the sched
ule rates been insisted upon, many of the
interior mills must have' been forced to
Superintendent Edwards and Colonel
Haynes, for their respective roads, tho
Macon and Brunswick, and Savannah,
Florida and Western, were still in Atlan
ta, negotiating with the commissioners on
the same subject. It is to be hoped they
will succeed, for otherwise the price of
lumber in Macon, already very high, will
be advanced, (so says one of the dealers,)
from three to four dollars per thousand
when the schedule goes into effect.
From all that we could learn there
no Independent element in Southern
Georgia strictly speaking. Brother Mc
Intosh, the sprightly editor of the Albany
Advertiser, certainly is not of that ilk.
He is, like everyone else, opposed to fam
ily influences, pet rings and all that does
not savor of a perfectly fair deal in the
distribution of the public offices. But no
power on earth could make him court the
favor and support of the Radical enemy.
Nor does he propose to kick out of the
Democratic traces as some have supposed
and asserted. Indeed it would be an act
of folly aud self destruction on the part of
the whites of this section to divide at all
Surely this has been sufficiently demon
strated by our past experience since the
war, and theJBullack episodejin the govern
ment of Georgia. There is considerable
difference of opinion, however, upon the
Congressional succession in the Second
and Third districts. The veteran Cook,
Kibbee, Fort, Colonel Felton and Judge
Crisp have ail their favorite i in the Third
district, and in the
Tete Smith, Clark,. Hood, Fielder, Vason
Wooten, Hammond, Turner and perhaps
a few more are mentioned in connection
with tlie race. But there is no reason to
doubt that all will gracefully abide the
fairly expressed arbitrament of a party
For Governor, General Colquitt, Col
Hardeman, Gen. Gartrell and Col. Lester
seem to be in the lead, and we have just
heard that M. Hatcher, Esq., of Marsball-
ville, is another Richmond iu the field
Apparently in this particular region the
contest is -between Col. Hardeman and
the present incumbent. Many think,
however, that trader the rigid enforce
ment of the
a “tied out horse” will canter around the
course. Who will it -be is the pertinent
question, if none of the trained racers can
reach the goal ? That is among the in
scrutable uncertainties of the future.
THE CROPS OF CORN AND COTTON
are certainly very promising for this stage
of the season. . Between Macon and Ogle
thorpe, the stands of both of these staples
’ are almost perfect. Few, if any breaks
were visible in the cotton fields, and the
young weed has that sleek, greasy appear
ance which is so pleasing to the eye of the
farmer. In* some instances “chopping
out” has commenced, and gangs of plows
in motion enliven the landscape as the
cars glance by. Coni, under tlie influence
of repeated genial showers, is growing very
fast, but the area devoted to this invalua
ble cereal is not as large as it should be,
and we fear the guano distributors too,
often give it the go by.
Very little wheat is visible from tbe
train, but we saw some excellent fields of
oats, and were glad to learn that since
the rains have set in, what was.thought to
bo rust is in reality a minute jly, which
is fast disappearing, and the new foliage
of the plant looks healthy. In some sec
tions this grain, already fully headed out,
will almost realize an average yield, and
in the opinion of intelligent planters tbe
general production for seventy-fivo or
hundred miles below Macon will amount
to about one-half of the usual crop. Jt is
said the prospect is not so favorable far
ther down, in Southern and Southwestern
Georgia. The wheat is conceded to be
almost a total failure.
It is sad to relate that the prospect for
peaches is far from flattering. . Mr.
Rumpb, whose immense orchards are so
famous, both North and South, it is said,
does not anticipate more than one-third
of an average yield. The curious specta
cle is presented on the same tree, of well-
grown specimens as large as a pigeon’s egg,
and others smallerthanapea, while there
is a strange lack of the usual abundant
foliage at this season of the year. Many
trees are still nearly bare of leaves; and
we heard one gentleman say that in nu
merous instances the trees were dying
outright. Apples are just in bloom, and
seem to be doing better. The vegetable
gardens all look well.
The amount of this fragrant stuff which
has beeiysold for the growing crop is large
without precedent. One firm in Monte
zuma has disposed of4,500 tons, and the
supply is utterly exhaustea. But
if the farmers.will only keep their gu
anoed fields properly
CLEAR OF GRASS,
and cultivate them carefully, so that
weeds may not absorb tho virtue of the
plant stimulant, with ordinary seasons
they will reap a profit of from 50 to 100
per cent., and permanently improve the
lands besides. It is usually the ignorant
and slothful husbandman who nevet de
rives satisfactory results from tho use of
• The people seem cheerful, and are all
hard at work. God grant that the bud
ding prospect of this favorable spring may
ripen into a plenteous and golden harvest
when the “latter” as well as the “early
rain”has been dispensed by our benignant
and merciful heavenly father.
INCIDENTS BY THE WAY.
Among the passengers was a petite, love
ly Sophomore from Wesleyan college,
the daughter of one of Georgia’s most wor
thy sons. It. was a matter of deep regret
to the writer that not until his journey
had ended did he discover that oue of Dr.
on peare and Milton almost by heart; but •
” 1 — vn -’ **■ * writers, he ! Bass’ “Iambs” had been without a prot«c-
j.his way, 1 tor forfifty miles. But he will go bail
place ! reading the lightest fiction of the day as that not a wolf in the shape of a Mercer
and displayed skillful management as a well as the weightiest disquisitions student, or city beau, made any attempt to
carry oft’ this beautiful innocent. She
was delivered by the dashing Dasher with
tender impressement into the arms of pater
familias with every ringlet in place, and
just as intact as when she emerged from
the classic but impregnable halls of the
college, where the girls are kept under
watch and- ward for.their own benefit,
but to the sore disgust of the youngsters
of the opposite sex.
AN APPRECIATIVE GENTLEMAN.
Quite near us sat one of Eufaula’s
most wide awake and influential citizens,
engaged in conversation with ex-Mayor
Obear, of your town. The writer was in
troduced, and had the gratification of
hearing him say that, although a resi
dent of another State, and able to get
Alabama papers in the forenoou, he al
ways waited patiently for the arrival in
the evening of the Telegraph and
Messenger, which was the favorite
journal of that section. He liked the ar
rangement of tbe telegrams, which told
their own story without comment, or the
assertion that they were “specials,” when
every intelligent person knows they are
sent by the Associated Press to a score or
more of papers for a stipulated price.
But modesty forbids us from repeating
all that lie did say in our behalf, though
we are not the less grateful for such em
phatic words of good cheer.
clerical and methodistical.
Among those with whom the writer dis
coursed during his short peregrination by
rail into the country, was an exemplary
itinerating Methodist minister, who for
more than forty years had been going his
rounds on horseback, with God’s help, to
save the souls of dying men, almost with
out money and without pries. The hard
ships, privations, and actual sacrifices of
this excellent man are eminently worthy
of notice. Listen to some of his experi
On one occasion, a well-to-do church
member being asked for a contribution for
his needy pastor, rejoined: “Ob, sir, a
minister should feedjjpon the souls of his
flock.” “But,” replied the impecunious
man of God, “souls will not fill the hun
gry mouths oi my wife and little ones, and
it would take
fifty such small souls
as yours to furnish one bait for my old
When riding the circuit in Carroll
county, he had twenty-five preaching ap
pointments per month, and received al
most nothing for his arduous labor.
While thus engaged, at one of his religious
services, a good brother prayed most fer
vently for his pastor, asking that he might
have “many souls given him for his hire,”
and that the Almighty would bless
him “in his basket and store,” “for,” he
interpolated with astounding naivete,
“you know, oh Lord, we are not able
to do anything for him.” Yet that man
owned a fine plantation, and was in good
WHAT* A CARROLL COUNTY INFIDEL
In one of the congregations of our
friend there dwelt a rank infidel and
scoffer who nevertheless always gave an
annual contribution of five dollars to the
support of the minister. When interro
gated as to his motive fordoing this while
professing to have no faith in the Bible,
he said “that was true, but still the only
way to keep down rascality was by
preaching the gospel.”
HEAVY WORK AND SMALL WAGES.
Our venerable friend told tha writer
that in 1842 he rode the circuit in Carroll
county and traveled six thousand miles on
horseback, averaging one sermon a dag
for a whole year,' aud only received
for his services, eight dollars of which was
in the form oft uncurrent Florida shin-
plasters. After this who will not feel
like uncovering in the presence of the
meek and uncomplaining Methodist min
ister who is willing to brave summer heat
and wintry stoim in the cause of his Lord
and Master for a pittance which would
hardly supply the wants of an anchorite.
ONE MORE nous ANECDOTE.
When the Baptist convention met in
Cuthbert about eight years ago, an an
cient and excellent colporteur was as
busy as a bee selling to the brethren and
outsiders tracts and other religious publi
cations. If we mistake not, it was that
venerable man of God, the Rev. Mr.
The old gentleman in his meanderings
chanced to encounter a very near sighted
Baptist brother, and made an earnest ef
fort to sell him
MEtL ON BAPTISM.
The old fellow eyed the superscription
carefully, which was rather indistinct,
and said “God bless my soul,what is this?
Hell on Baptist? What do you mean?”
No response was needed.
As the mystic hour of midnight drew
near, when witches are wont to mount
their broomsticks and ghosts put in an
appearance, accompanied by his trusty
friends Captain Snead and Rev. J. B.
Wardlaw, Sr., the writer, armed with a
lantern, made hi3 way Lack to
the railroad, and after plunging into
sundry deep puddles caused by the copi
ous rain which had fallen for hours,
boarded the up train and was soon''ten
derly cared for by Conductor Geeslin’
and accommodated with a “shake’ down’
of two empty seats and a satchel for a
pillow. This was all that was necessary,
and, ere yon could count ten, “tired Na
ture’s sweet restorer, balmy sleep.” had
captured your weary correspondent. He
roused up once or twice to listen to the
shrill soprano of a disgruntled
lady who declared that the mur-
derous train “had broken every bone
in her body.” But as no coroner was on
hand to make an inquest, he subsided in
to somnoicscencc once more. When the
day dawned he was in Macon again, and
put out like a regular tramp for his nest in
Reader, here endeth our experience of
a day in Southwest Georgia. Adios.
H. H. J.
A HINDOO HERCULES.
The Wonderful Athletic Feats of Ba*
An entertainment of a novel character
was given on March 6 at the house of Mr.
Moraijee Geculdas at Bombay, who invi
ted a large number of guests to witness
some extraordinary feats of strength on
the part afthe celebrated Deccan athlete,
Babajee Tuisiram. The company, which
included many of the leading inhabitants
theory vs. facts.
Ail established theories are set aside by
solid facts. The solid facts in this case
are, that the business interests of our fair
city have been more greatly enhanced
u ithin the past year by one single enter
prise, conducted by cne single mind, than
by all other productive institutions
Rochester. We refer to the manufacture
j . 1U11 , U1UUUS ,°!7 Iop Bllt f rs ; The remedial properties
of the city, sat in a semi-circle, at either. ,of hops ’ tlle hcrl)3 Produced, princi-
point of whidi were placed several pretty
little native boys arranged in brilliant and
The picturesque dresses of the native
ladies who were present, the white robes
of tho Parses gentlemen and the gay
colors of the Hindoo attire had a remarka
bly fine effect when seen in conjunction
with the beautiful surroundings. After
some preliminaries in the way of handing
round for inspection the materials with
which he intended to perform, and having
satisfied the company that there was no
deception, the athlete, a tall, soldierly
man, some twenty-seven years of age, and
with a magnificent development
of muscle, proceeded to crush a number
of cowries between the palms of his
hands. He completely ground them to
powder in this manner, uttering during
the process sharp, shrill cries, which were
probably intended to express the magni
tude of his exertions. Then the perform
er placed a cocoanut upon the head of a
boy, and, with what appeared to be a
fearful blow, broke the nut in pieces and
scattered the milk in ail directions, with
out, strange to say, hurting the boy in
any way. The next feat was breaking a
stout coil rope by simply pulling it. One
of the most extraordinary parts of the
performance was the following: The ath
lete placed a betel leaf between
two of his fingers and then, by
pressing the fingers together, cut the leaf
so as to throw the upper part several feet
high. But the most startling feat was the
bteaking of a stone laid on his chest. The
man lay down at full length on som#
chairs, and a huge stone, weighing four
Bengal maunds, was placed on his chest,
which was simply covered by a thin tunic.
Two men then struck the stone some tre
mendous blows with heavy hammers, and
after one or two attempts, the block rolled
off the man’s chest in two pieces. He
next made several attempts to break a co
coanut with a handkerchief. His mode of
procedure in this case was to roll the hand
kerchief tightly in the shape of a ball, and
then to throw the ball upon the nut. Pul
ling a piece of sugar-cane into two exactly
at the joint, and bending a thick iron
plate, were among the other feats per
formed. The company then went out on
the balcony, where the athlete cut a sugar
cane so as to throw up a piece thereof 120
feet high. It was done thus.* A man
held out a scimitar with the edge down
wards, and Babejee struck the cane up
wards against the edge ot the sword, the
piece thus cut off flying a great distance
into the air. This brought the perform
ance to a close, and the performer was
then presented with a handsome shawl.
THE NEW BOILER FUEL.
The Oldest in the South.
On January 8,1731, the South Carolina
Gazette appeared on a half sheet at
Charleston, and was the first journal
printed south of the Potomac. Its age
was one year, and it died with its propri
etor, Thomas Whitemarsh. In February,
1734, it was revived by James Timothy,
and was printed for several years. South
Carolina had its third newspaper, the
South Carolina and American General
Gazette, in 175S. Solomon Andrews, a
Massachusetts man, started the Charles
ton Courier in 1S00, the'same year as the
National Intelligencer, in Washington,
D. Ci Williamsburg, the quaint old
town of Virginia, was next in the roll of
colonial honors. The Virginia Gazette,
in which the Declaration of Independence
was first printed, appeared in 1730, and
at times was published upon a half sheet
of foolscap, and at times, also upon a
whole sheet of foolscap. Maryland had
her Gazette at a very early date, aud one
of the famous Green family wa3 its pub
lisher for nearly a century after Parks,
who closed its career in 1730. The St.
Mary’s Gazette, as late as October, 1848,
was printed upon the oldest press in
America, if not in the world, andimpres
sions from it were continued almost for
one hundred years. Three pulls were
necessary to make one good impression,
or one more than upon the old Ramage
press. Baltimore had her,first paper in
1773, and Savannah gave birth to the
Georgia Gazette April 17,1703, the only
paper in the State before the revolution.
These are the dates given by the Hon.
Erastus Brooks in his sketch of the coloni
al and revolutionary press of the South.
Our contemporary, th# Augusta Chroni
cle and Constitutionalist, is the oldest
newspaper In the South, the Chronicle
dating back to August, 1785, and the
Constitutionalist to 1799. The two pa
pers were consolidated in 1877. Age has
not diminished the vigor Of the Chronicle
and Constitutionalist, which grows riper
and more attractive every year. The
News and Courier, we suppose, comes
next in age to our Augusta contemporary,
inasmuch as the Courier was first pub
lished in 1803, or as Mr. Brooks gives it,
in 1800. The Courier and the News
were consolidated in 1873.—Charleston
News and Courier.
Trying ItHncceiarnlly m One of the
Largest Locomotives iu the Country.
A trial of Dr. Charles Holland’s hydro
carbon retort was made yesterday oil the
Long Island Railroad between Long Is
land City ard College Point. The inven
tion, which consists of an apparatus for
the decomposition of water into oxygen
and hydrogen, and the incandescence of
these two gases with the aid of superheat
ed steam with the carhon of petroleum or
naphtha, so that a combustion, which is
almost perfect, is obtained, was applied
to the boilers of the great locomotive
“Hempstead,” which is one of the largest
locomotives in the United States. Very
little alteration of the engine was neces
sary. J. W. Houchtn andson, the Brook
lyn engineers, were- in charge of the ar
rangements, but they had to do little
more than place the retort in the fire-box
and connect it with the naptha tank in
the tender. There were 180 jets of flame
at white heat in the retort, and the flames
in trial experiments made before the
train was started were turned off aud on
When the train was put under way
the advantages of the retort became in
stantly apparent. There was little smell
from the engine and no smoke, and of
eourse no cinders or sparks. During this
trial trip an estimate of the amount of
naptha consumed was made, and it was
found that the cost wa3 7$ cents for a run
of six miles, which is much less than the
consumption of coal would amount to.
Engineer Edward Morris, who ran the
train, said that he was perfectly satisfied
with the working of the retort. One of
the advantages claimed for the retort sys
tem is that when no power is needed, as
on down grades, the fire can be cut off,
and the fuel saved. So far as the applica
tion of the retort3 is concerned, Dr. Hol
land says that they can be fitted to any
engine, and the experiment yesterday
showed that the difference in the manner
of furnishing the motive power made no
difference iu the manner of controlling
Among the gentlemen who witnessed
the experiment were Mr. D. D. T. Mar
shall, Mr. Thomas M. Wheeler, Mr. W.
F. Croft, General Samuel K. Schwenck,
Dr. Stephen Kelly, Mr. E. Demuig, Mr.
M. D. Munger, Mr. E. Kilpatrick, Dr.
John F. Boynton, Dr. Whitman V. White,
Dr. John Ellis Blake, Dr. Allan McLean
Hamilton, Mr. George Ostrum, Mr. Free
man G. Teed, Mr. Thomas Carroll and
Mr. William Lexus, of tho Long Island
railroad; Mr. W. H. Lewis, of the Dela
ware and Lackawanna railroad; Mr. E. J.
Curry, Dr. James Gould, Mr. Robert C.
Purcell, Mr. George L. Kurczyn, Mr.
George W. Matseli, Mr. Norman Decker,
Mr. X L. Arnold, Colonel A. H. Almy,
Mr. John Q. Hoyt, Dr. A. M. Helmer, Mr.
Charles Hoyt, Mr. Henry C. Deming, Mr.
Abram Hart, Mr. Josiah C. Brooke, Mr.
Joseph Davidson, Mr. Albert Booz and
Mr. E. L. Richie.
pally buchu, mandrake and dandelion,
had long been known, but there had be«n
so much mere stuff—aye, deleterious stuff
—foisted upen the country, under the
general cognomen of “bitters” and “rem
edies,” that this medicine, which had been
perfecting under the experiments of skill-
ed pharmaceutists and chemists, had to
overcome the distrust of all such “reme
dies” by the slow process of information,
which has been so successfully done that
to-day the druggist who does not embrace
Hop Bitters in the list of his regularly or
dered medicines, or the family that doe3
not know its beneficial effects 'would be
difficult to find.
is located on Mill street, from which ema
nates the preparation that a daily shipped
to all parts of this country, and to sec
tions of the globe over which the Ameri
can flag does not float. The business is
splendidly systematised, and everything
goes on so quietly that it would be diffi
cult to imagine that so extensive a busi
ness was done in that locality. Each de
partment is overseen by competent per
sons. The items for bottles aud for pack
ing boxes are enormously surprising, and
those who furnish these two articles alone
have reason to rejoice at the discovery of
Hop Bitters, while the myriads of sick
people who have been cured by this in
valuable remedy have greater reason to
rejoice.—Rochester Evening Express.
Sterling, III., August 22,1879.
We feel we must write something of the
success of Hop Bitters. Their sale is
thribble that of any other article of medi
cine. Henc# we feel it but justice to you
and your Bitters to say that it is a medi
cine of real merit and virtue, and doing
much good and effecting great cures.
Yours, J. F. & H. B. UTLEY.
Ashtabula, O., Nov. 10,1878.
Gents—We have used your Bitters, and
like them very much.
SNYDER & HARRIS,
( ,Mfrs. Shafts, Poles, etc.
Hayesyille, O., Feb. 11,1880.
I am very glad to say I have tried Hop
Bitters, and never took anything that did
me as much good. I only took two bot
tles and I would not take $100 for the
good they did me. I recommend them to
my patients, and get the best of results
from their use.
C. B. MERCER, M. D.
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 14,1878.
We take pleasure in giving you a no
tice and a nice, strong one, as it (Hop
Bitters) deserves it. We use it, and we
know it deserves it.—The Register.
. Wenona, III., August 0,1S79.
Hop Bitters Co.':
O. Wingate bought of us a bottle of
your Bitters a few weeks ago, .and they
did him an immense amount ofgood. We
sell two and a half dozen per week.
Greenwich, Feb. 11,1SS0.
Hop Bitters Co.:
Sirs—I was given up by the doctors to
die of scrofula consumption. Two bot
tles of your Bitters cured me. They are
having a large sale here.
Lone Jack, Mo., Sept. 14,1879.
I have been using Hop Ritters, and have
received great benefit from them for liver
complaint and malarial fever. They are
superior to all other medicines.
P. M. BARNES.
Fashion Notes.—Fur collars are lit
tle worn by ladies this season, and this
will give rise to many severe coughs and
colds. Dc. Bull’s Cough Syrup is a cer
tain and safe care iu every case. Price
HER OLD DRESS.
1*1 ous Reflections on Feronle Heroism
—’Courage Weeded to Dress Plainly.
Ah! you do not know how much cour
age a woman needs who makes up her
.mind to he always plainly dressed; you
do not know what innumerable and irre
sistible temptations she is obliged to resist
every moment. To be wise with regard
to dress is to be sublime. To pass by an
attractive shop and to see hung in the
window a facinating toilet that excites
your admiration; to devour this charming
prey with your eyes; to build all kinds of
castles-in-Spain with regard to it; to dress
yourself, iu your mind, with its coquet
tish laces, its gay ribbons, and to say to
yourself: “I will put two rosettes in my
hair; the white ribbon will serve for the
scarf, and I will use the lace for the waist
and the sleeves,” and then suddenly to
tear yourselef violently away from such
culpable thoughts, to reproach yourself
about them, as though you had been com
mitting a crime, and then to fly courage
ously and heart-broken away front the
temptation, without even stopping to ask
its price. This requires more strength of
soul than to wage in terrible combats. A
remark, which we heard the other day,
made with a tone of stoical resignation
and noble humility, sesmed to us to equal
the grandest words of the antique Spartau
and Roman heroines. A woman was
going to a ball, to a magnificent fete, and
she was busy selecting materials for her
dress from a quantity of soft, shimmering
silky stufls, which her eyes were devour
ing with delight. She asked the price of
them; it was very high. Then, pushing
them sadly away with the tips of her fin-
gets, she said with a sigh: “It's too dear,
I will wear my old dress 1” My old dress!
Do you feel how much sad resignation
lies under those words ? It is enough to
bring tears to one’s eyes.—Parisian.
Robert P. Smith, Chilesburg, Va.,
writes: “As for Tutt’s Pills, I don’t know
how I would do without them. I have
had the liver disease over twenty years., —^ — ~ , T ~
Two years ago I got your pills. They 1 cure has been wonderful. I am pastor of
have entirely aired me. I always keep the First Methodist Church of this plare,
them. My neighbors know I have them,
Kalamazoo, Mich.,-Feb. 2,1880.
Hop Bitters Mfg. Co.:
I-knowHop Bitters will bear recom
mendation honestly. All who use them
confer upon them the highest encomiums,
and give them credit for making cures—
all the proprietors claim for them. I have
kept them since they were first offered to
the public. They took high, rank from
the first, and maintained it, and are more
called for than all others combined. So
long as they keep up their high reputation
for purity and usefulness I shall continue
to recommend them—something I hare
never before done with any other patent
medicine. * J. J. BABCOCK,
Kahoka, Mo.. Feb. 9,1880.
I purchased five bottles of your Hop
Bitters of Bishop* Co. last fall, for my
daughter, and am well pleased with the
Bitters. They did her more good than all
the medicine she has taken for six years.
WM. T. McCLURE.
The above is from a very reliable far
mer, whose daughter was .in poor health
for seven or eight years, and could obtain
no relief until she used Hop Bitters. She
is now in as good health as any person in
this country. Wo have large sale, and
they are making remarkable cures.
W. H. BISHOP & CO.
Silver Creek, N. Y., Feb. 6,1SS0.
Gents—I have been’very low, and have
tried everything, to no advantage. I
heard your Hop Bitters recommended by
so many, I concluded to give them a trial.
I did, and now am around, and constantly
improving, aud am nearly as strong as
If Lord Byron, Shakespeare, Tennyson,
or Longfellow, all of them were to write,
they could not invent praises or use adjec
tives of sufficient philological signification
nor language strong enough to express the
wonderful power of Hop Bitters to cure
the sick. This medicine is now so widely
known as the best aLd purest bitters man
ufactured that it is perhaps superfluous to
write about it. Ii is justly popular.—Os
OUR BEST REWARD.
Winston, Foesyth Co., N. C.
To the Hop Bitters Manufacturing Co.:
Gents—I desire to express to you my
thanks for your wonderful Hop Bitters. I
was troubled with dyspepsia for five years
previous to commencing the U3e of your
Hop Bitters some six months ago. My
and send to me for them. They always
speak in the highest terms of them.”
and my whole congregation can testify to
great virtue of your bitters. Very re
Rev. IT. FEBEBEE.