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ATHENS, GEORGIA, SATURDAY .MORNING, FEBRUARY 25 1882.
dr Texu Sitting.
<CdL 1HII Snooks is looking smiling
andltappy. His mother‘in-law Ht
yesterday* We were glad to meet
lloee Sehwindelmeyer. the handsome
drama or. Tjvk sheriff will also be
i*tad to see hi o', as ho has a capias
against him for not paying his drum
mer tax. Hill McShifter, the talent
ed horse thief, is in town, en route
to Huntsville. He has many friends
in Austin who are disappointed at, his
not being hung. Judge T. C. Blow*
hard, of Bungtown, is once more in
our city. Klis visit lias no political
significance The giand juiy is in
oeasion j-ist now at Bungtown—that’*
whit firings him over. The charm
ing Mi-s Pussy Kait, one of the so*
ciuty belles of Mud Creek, is spend*
ing* few week-* with-her uncle. Tom
Katt. Mis« Pus')* Katt is an accom
plished vcdist. The hen at i/u! Mis*
Peggy Priugins u*ft yesterday on the
!&40 train for h^r home in Cro«by
county. The young men regret her
departure, and cspeeially the dry
good* clerk who let, her have credit
to the mnonnt ol 87 is inconsolable,
.is it will he deducted from Ids salary.
Power of a Gospel Song.
Rath, ran »ffcctingincident occurr
ed at the White House yesterday.
Ti»e colored Fisk J uhilee Singers,
who are'now filling an engagement at
the Congregational Chuich, called by
appointment, accompanied l»y Rev.
Ur. Hankin, for the purpose of pay
ing their respects to President Ar
thur. The lattei received them in
the Blue Parlor, and after introduc
tions were over, the visitors sang
“Safe iu the Arms of Je.su** uitb
thrilling effect, and such pathos, in
iaci, that the. Pres!debt was actually
moved to tears, and ho turned his
head away ai first to hide them. A*
the rich melody of the grand old
hymn raug through the apartments,
however, the President could no lon
ger conceal his emotion, and, drying
his eyes with his handkerchief, he
thanked the singers heartily, declar
ing frankly that he had never been
sc touched he'.ore. As the little
baud of singers and their escort turn
ed to leave the apartment, Dr. Ran
kin said to a bystander: *1 shall al**
t ays believe now that President Ar
thur is a truly good man.*
5-ume Good Advice f Ladles.
Jiy David Davis.
Why do you permit yourselves to
lie placed in tile ignominious position
of coming here, begging favors of the
-governm-Mit, where there are thou*
Kind* raady to crowd you to the wall
and tight you for every f >vor that yon
ask? You all look intelligent. Why
do you not go out and learn to become
cooks, housekeepers, chambermaids,
if you ph ase, and then you will he
certain of a good home and independ
ence. People will then be running
matter you, instead of you running at*
ter them, and the position of u respec
table servant iu a good family is one
infinitely to be preferred to that of
hanging to some beggarly oflice, de
pendent on the whim or will ol some
bureaucrat.” The ladies are said to
have ‘flouuced out’ when the old man
Jiad got thus far.
A Brooklyn preacher declared, last
Sunday, that the Jews will one oay
jtossess the home ot their ancestors,
on which Baron Rothschild already
has a mortgage. The question is,
what would they do with it if they
had it? We do not believe tii.at the
Jews, who are scattered over the
world, and constitute s uite of the
wealthiest and moit important citir. ms
of several countries, would consent to
tcive up uomioit nud pirnei ity fir
Jim sake of a 'barren ideality.’
IIARTRIDUG AND BUTLER.
J. E. It. in Augusta Chronicle.
Hon. Proctor Knott tells tuo that,
during the 45th Congress, he gave an
entertainmeut to the nnmberi of the
Judiciary committee. Their aesoci-
.110, Julian Hart ridge, h •»d Just died,
and many pathetic allusions were
made about him and universal sor-
aow was expressed for bis untimely
end. Of that committee no one spoke
more feelingly than Gen. Benjamin
F. Butler, and when he had con
cluded his tribute In- burst iuto tears.
Up to that time, Gen. Bullet had
been considered a hard-hearted cynic
and a man whose fountain of L ars
had long since dried up; but, in some
way, Julian Hartridge had won his
esteem, and the grief manifested was
sincere, lifter that, the Democratic
members of the committee had a
much better opinion of the General
thin they ever had before. .
Cincinnati Commercial: It is esti
mated that William II. Vanderbilt
will be a billionaire by the close of
lie present centurv. At the lowest
figures his fortune is now put at
8165,000,000, or 8100,000,000 more
inn it was seven years ago. Piop-
ty, over a certain point, accumu
lates fast, and it is not improbable
Vanderbilt will roai-ze the predictions
of those who have made hit progress
a study. Enormous as the «mrn pre*
lit and predicted is, .Mr. Vanderbilt
probably does not enjoy life more ful
ly than tens v>f thousands of his coun
trymen, who reckon by hundreds
where he counts by millions. So vast
a property must become a burden to
be carried, but not enjoyed
With the present number of
states the new apjWtionm n nt increas
es the total of the prcrdantial elec
tors to 401. The m. joritv necessary
to elect a president will be 202, which
is 17 more than required in the cam
paign of 1880,when Conkling, Arthur
and Grant saved Gai field from defeat,
and subsequently got rebuff -d for
their labor, and also in th*» niemor
ble con est of 1876. when Tilden was
chosen president, but mus defrauded
of the office by Hayes.
The President Mashed.
A Peoria(Ill.) dispatch to the New
York Sun says: A rumor that Mis*
Ida Farrell of ihis city, who is viei*
ting iu Washington at the tesidence
of Col. TZobcrt Ingersoll, i* the res
cipieut of much attention on the pan
ot President Arthur, is creating a
great flutter in social circles here.
The 8 ory comes from a personal
friend of the young lady’s family, and
is generally credited here. Miss Ida
is the only daughter of H. G. Far
rell, a well-known citizen of Peon's,
.She is a blonde of medium height,'
fine looking, graceful and stylish, and
The Ice Bridge.
The ice bridge ct Niagara Fails is
now the largest one ever seen there.
The gorge is packed with huge mass
es of ice from close up to the Ilorse
Siioe Falls to a point below the swift
drift, making the bridge over a mile
long. Owing to the action of the
swift current, the ico has been crowd
ed together with such force that it as*
suuies most peculiar forms. Con*
smut streams of people, old and
young, from far and near, have bean
crossing the ice bridge daily.
'I should think that you would feel
badly about leaving this place,* said
the laundress to the departing cook.
‘I’m n«>i; Piu glad to go. I ain’t
sorry to leave any of you—except
the dog-poor old Tiger, lie’s ulwnyi
washed the plates tor me,*
Darned to Death.
LaGrange, February 23.—At 11
o’clock this morning a colored wo
man named ICittv Johnson, living in
the southern portion of the city, met
with a horrible death. While in her
room alone It is supposed sh« was 11*
ken suddenly with a fit, to which she
was subject, Had fell into the fire.
The flesh was burned from her faee
till her teeth and crisped tongu**
could be seen. H»*r eyes were burned
entirely out and her neck and breast
were burned to a hard crisp. A
moie horrrible looking sight cannot
be imagined. A family living iu an
adjoining room were not aware of
the burning till they scouted the broil*
The Angel Fndi.
In San Francisco men of sci< nee
and the gaping throng have been afike
interested of late iu examining an an
gel fish caught by Italian fishermen
twenty miles outside the Farallone Is
lands. It ip the first, of the species
ever seen in San Francisco, and a
handsome specimen, its wing-like fins,
from which it* name is taken, meas
uring two feet from tip t - tip.
A strange Thing.
Three red-head ducks were shot last
week in the St. Lawrence river, be
low Ogdensburg The red heads mi
grate from the Potomac to Labrador
iu the spring, and return in the fait,
stopping in the St. Lawrence both
ways, but it is said to be a very unu
sual thing for them to remain through
According to Professor Proctor,
the eartli will be a dead world like
the moon, just fifteen year* from date;
for the comet of 1«80 will dash into
the sun in 1897, intend lying the heat
of that burning orb to such a degree
that all animal mid vegetable life here
below will be destroyed. His calcu
lations arc based on the theory that
the orbit of the big comet is swiftly
contracting, and unless something
happens to make it spin further oil
into space it must come in collision
with the great lumina»y in fifteen
years. Peace of mind can only be
found in the belief that Proctor is a I
It is said it.at it you have presence
of mind enough to face a raging bull
and look straight into his eyes lie i*
powerless to do you harm. We tried
this experiment once and found it
worked admirably. The fie'oe ani
mal tore the ground with his feet mid
bellowed with all hi'* might; but
something seemed to bold him hack
like magic and he did us no injury.
Perhaps we ought to add in order to
bo correct historcally, that the bull
was on the other side oi the fence.
Wo never tiy a«* experiment without
the proper precaution beforehand.
A $20.00 BIBLICAL PRIZE.
The pubiiliseis ol Rutledge’s Mon
thly in the. prize puzzle department
of their .Monthly for Ma* «-h oiler th“
following easy w<*y for tome one to
To the person telling us which L
the longest verse in the New Testa
ment Scriptures (not the New Re*
vision) by March 10th. 1882, wo will
give $20.00 in gold as a prize. .Should
two oi more correct answers be re
ceived the prize will be divided. The
money will lie forwarded to the win
ner March 15*h, 1882. Those who
tty for the piize inu-t send 20 ets. in
si*ver (no postage slumps taken) with
their answer, for which they will re
ceive the April number of the Month
ly, in which will Do publi-hed the
name and address of the winner of
the prize, with the correct answer
thereto. Cut this out; it may lie
worth 820.00 to you. Address. Rut*
ledge Publishing Company, Easton,
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