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GENERAL DEALERS IN
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Roots, Shoes, Huts, Cups, Bugging, Rope,
Iron, Steel, Nails, Ate.
At tbs Brick Store, Conner of Sumter aud Chatham Sts.,
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October 341851.’ —25—6 m
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OGLETHORPE , GA.
ARCHIBALD W. MARTIN, W. W. CHAPMAN fc CO.
October 3, 1851. 25.—6 m.
New Spring and Summer Goods
J. T. SUGGS
WOULD rwipectfully call the attention of hiK friends
and the public generally to his large and well
selected awortment of
SPJRIJVG A SUJfMJfIJEIt GOODS,
courixtifig of every variety of Maple ami Fancv Dry
Good*—wucli a* Kersey*, Satiuet*, C&Kimeres, Cloths,
Blanket*, Flannel*, Shaw l*, Calicoes, Handkerchiefs,
Hosiery, Linen*, Mu*lin,il.t *, a tins, and a variety
of other Fancy Article*.
Os the Latest Style and Best Quality.
HATS and CAPS of every description. BOOTS and
SHOES of all qualitie*. A variety of
GROCERIES , HARDWARE , CUTLERY, SC.
In short, purchaser* can be supplied with almost any
article they de*ire, on the, most reasonable term*.
Those who dc*ire to get the full worth of theit mon
ey, would do well to give me a call, for I pledge myself
that none who purchase shall go uway without obtain
ing a bargain.
Tort Gained, Ga., Nov. lat, 1851. I—ts
1200 Acres of Land
THE Subscriber offers for sale, iiis plan
tation, consisting of 600 acres lying
four miles from Amoiiciis and sixteen miles
from Oglethorpe, on the road leading from
Americus to Oglethorpe. 150 acres of land
under cultivation, 75 acres fresh land.
Said premises are well watered with Springs
and a small creek running entirely through
the 600 acre lot.
Also three other lots with small improve
ments, mostly oak and hickory, Any person
wishing to purchase said premises, or any of
said Lands would do well to call and exam
ine the growing crop upon said premises.
The Subscriber can at all times be found
on the plantation, and will lake great pleas
ure in showing the premises to any person
calling. ALEXANDER RAMSEY.
July IT, 1851, 14-Gm.
EPPING'S Compound Fluid Extract of
BUCHD, a sovereign remedy for dis
eases of the bladder, spine and kidneys, ni
nary organs, gravel, stone in the bladder,
chronic catarih of the bladder, morbid irrita
tion of the bladder, and urethra, disease of
the prostate and retention, and incontinence
of urine from a low of tone in the parts con
cerned. Sold by PHILIP T. FEARS.
Price $2 per bottle. Aug, l 1851.
DR. WOODRUFF’S Family Medicines,
among which will be found bis invalu
ble, Dysentary Cordial, Pain Killer, and
Liquid Cathartic. Also Dr. Comstock’s Pa
tent Medicines, Mr. Brown’s Pain Killer,
Connelt Pain extractor and Magical Extruc
or, pain is not known in its use.
t All raid at the Oglethorpe Drug Store by
Aug, l 1851, P-T, FEARS;
Piles! Piles!! Piles!!!
I) EAD tliis all you who are suffering with this dread
■LS fut Disease anil call at the Oglethorpe Drugg Store
and buy a box of Prior’s pile ointment.
Atlanta, Sept. 25, 1850.
This is to ceitify that l have used Pryor’s Pile Oint
ment with.success in the treatment of ulcers of tile plia
gedeinickintl,! further state that it is the best application
to piles that i atn acquainted with.
Atlanta, Sept. 25, 1850.
CoI.Wm. B. Pryor:—Dear Sir: 1 can and do most
cheerfully and sincerely certily to the efficiency of your
Pile Ointment. Few persons can have a better right to
express an opinion concerning the many different reme
dies that have been offered to the public tor the cure ol
the malady titan 1 have, because tew have been more
severely afflicted than I have been, and as few, perhaps,
have tried a greater number of remedies for it. My
opinion is that your pile ointment is the very best in use:
that it will not only sooth aud ameliorate, but will posi
tively cure if properly applied and persevered in a lair
trial. 1 recommend to all persons in reach of such a
remedy the use of your ointment.
EDVV. YOUNG HILL.
LaGrange, Ga., Atig. 1850.
Col. \\ M. 11. Pryor:— Dear <S’ir.—■ You ask ine to ex
press an opinion with regard to your ointment for Piles
uiul Burns. lam familiar with the dillerent ingredients
entering into its composition, as well of the mode of com
pounding it, and consider it a remedy powerfully eflica-
CIOUB in relieving the maludies it professes to cure, as
well as many other contageous diseases.
1 have known it used with much success in the treat
ment of Piles particularly, and take great pleasure in of
fering you this testimonial of its virtue.
K. A. T. RILLEY, JVI. D. A. M.
Sold by Philip T Fears Dealer in Dings,
Medicines, Paints, Oils, Dye Stuffs and
Books. Baker Street, Oglethorpe, Ga.
Physicians supplied on liberal terms.
August 1, 1851, 16 Gni.
Cherry Pectoral for the Cure of
C uug/is, Cobls, Hoarseness, Bronchitis,
Whooping-Cough, Croup, Ashthma and
Among the numerous discoveries Science lias made in
this generation to facilitate the business of life—increase
its enjoyment, and even prolong the term of human ex
istence, none can be named of more real value to man
kind, Ilian this contribution ofCliermstry to tbe Healing
Art. Avast trial of its virtues throughout this broad
country, lias proven doubt, that no medicine
or combination of medicines known, can so surely con
trol and cure the numerous varieties of pulmonary dis
ease which have hitherto swept from our midst thou
sands and thousands every year. Indeed, there is now
abundant reason to believe a Remedy lias at length been
found which tan be relied on to cure the most danger
ous affections of the lungs. Our space here will not
permit us to publish any proportion of the cures affected
by its use, but we would present the following opinions
of eminent men, and refer further enquiry lo the circular
which the Agent below named, will always be plea
sed to furnish free, wherein are full particulars, and in
disputable proof of those facts.
Prom the President of Amherst College,the
celebrated Professor Hitchcock.
14 James C. Ayer—Air: I have used your Cherry Pec
toral in my own case of deep-sealed Bronchitis, and am
satisfied from its chemical constitution, that it is an ad
mirable compound for the relief of Jaryngial and bron
chial difficulties. If my opinion as lo ns superior char
acter can he of any service, you are at liberty to use it
as you think proper.
EDWARD HITCHCOCK, L. L. D.,
From the widely celebrated Professor Sil
liman, JU. D., L. L. D., Professor of
Chemistry, Mineralogy, tiyc, Yale Col
lege, Member of the Lit. Hist. Med. Phil,
and Sciedtific Societies of America and
44 1 deem the Cherry Pectoral an admirable composi
tion from some of the best articles in the Materia Medi
na, anil a very effective remedy for tile class of diseases
it is intended to cure.
New Haven,Ct., Nov. 1, 1849.
Major Paltisou, President of the S. C. Senate, states
l.e lias used the Cherry Pectoral with wonderful success,
to cure an inffummaliuii of the lungs.
From one of the first Physicians in Maine.
Me., April 26, 1849.
Dr. J. C. Ayer, /swell. Dear Hit: 1 am now con
stantly using your C’lieriy Pectoral ill my praclice, and
prefer it to any other medicine for pulmonary complaints.
Prom observation of many severe eases, 1 am convin
ced it will cure couglis, colds, and diseases of the lungs,
that liave put to defiance all other remedies,
I invariably recommend its use in cases of consump
tion, aud consider it much the best remedy known tor
Respectfully yours. L. S. CUSH MAN, M. D.
PREPARED AND .VOID BY JA.WE.V C. AYER.
Practical Chemist, Lowell, Mass.
Sold by P. T. Fears, Oglethorpe, Joseph Sucker,
Mobile, B, it. Jones St co., Montgomery, and Druggists
July, 31 1851. 16 3ra
AYER’S Cherry Pectoral for the cure of
Coughs, Colds and Consumption, for
sale by [Aug. 1, 1851.] P. T.. FEAIIS.
DR. CHRISTIES Galvanic Belts,
Necklaces, Bracelets and Magic Fluid
(or the permanent cure of Rheumatism and
all Mervous Diseuses. For sale by
Aug. 1, 1851. P. T. FEARS.
GOOD Old Port and Madeira Wines,
Fine Brandy and Alcohol (for medical
purposes only,) sold by
Aug. 1. 1851. PHILP T. FEARS.
PILLS— Champion's,Cook’s, Simmons’
Dent’s, Peters’, Gordon’s, Moffat’s,
Little’s, Jayne’s, and all other kinds of Pills
(or sale by PHILIP T. FEARS, at the
Oglethorpe Drug Store. At g. 1.1851.
GEN. TWIGGS’ Hair Dye, for making
Gray Hair grow out its original color
and no mistake ; numbers in this city testify
to the fact. Sold by I*. T.FEARS;
Aug. 1, 1851. 16-ts
PURIFY THE BLOOD.
MOFFATT’S Vegetable Life Pill* and
Phoenix Bitters, for sale by
Aug. 1.1851. P. T.FEARS.
OGLETHORPE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1851.
For the South-West Georgian.
1 TO KITTY KANE.
‘9L BY ROLLO.
Oli! I bav * seen llie day good lass,
When you >vre not so shy—
For want of gold ycuby me pass,
With cold and altered pye.
~ , X
I doubt not lass, but you may think,
Yourself of high degree : v *
Because you have a little chink,
And l the lesser be.
And you perhaps, also, may chance,
With looks so proud and high,
To think you’ll please me at a glance,
Whene’er you’d like to try.
Not so! my pretty lrovvning Miss,
With angry brow so bold—
Ton ne’er was form’d to give me bliss,
You need not look so cold.
For when I once convers’d with you,
To’give my heart some ease,
You turn’d so ill and look'd so blue,
My love at once did freze.
So now farewell—l bid adieu !
To you and all your charms—
May pleasures gay thy'life pursue
And keep thee from all harms.
But troubles load and conscience wring
His heart that is so black—
May day nor night no pleasures bring,
To light his gloomy track—
May self reproach’ forever lash,
The soul that is so mean—
Who’d followjsuch a haughty dash,
Or be so cursed green.
For there are'lasses rich and fair—
I would not give for you,
Nav. Not with all your gifits so rare,
You need not turn so blue 1
Oglethorpe Ga., Oct. 31, 1851
from Arthur's Hume Gazette.
Laban Lee’s Butter Speculation*
WHAT HE GAINED AND LOST.
Mr. Laban Lee, after his ‘ Drop Game’
Experience, related some time since, was
a sadder man than before. He could not
gel over the loss of his thirty dollars. It
troubled him night and day.
“ 1 must get it back somcnow !” said
die farmer to himself at length. “ I can
not afford to lose so large a sum. To
think that 1 should have been so swin
‘ I must get it back somehow !’ /t was
full three weeks, from the memorable
pocket book day, when the mind of Laban
Lee came to tins conclusion.—But how
was he to gel it back ? The rogues who
had swindled him were not all likely to
cross his potli again. There was no
hope of restitution from them. But L-e
had no thought o( this. Then how was
he lo get back the money lie had lost ?
By cheating somebody out of it, gen
tle reader ! That is speaking out the
plain truth in plain language. He was
very indigant at the ‘ drop game’ gentle
men ; yet, even- while his indignation
burned hotly, he meditated wrong to his
When men have the desire lo do wrong,
a suggestion o( the means is very sure lo
come. At the very moment when Laban
Lee said— 4 ‘ I must get it hack some
how,” he was standing in Ins spring house
or dary, holding in his hand the pound
weight used in weighing.butler for mar
ket. The round piece of iron out ol which
this was made, had, originally weighed
less than a pound, hut been raised to the
legal standard by the insertion of a piece
of lead in a small indention on the under
side. This piece of lead, which weighed
some three ounces, wnsjoose, thus offer
ing a temptation for its removal. And
with the desire to get back his lost thirty
dollars, by fair or loul means, came to
the intml of Lee, the idea of picking out
this piece of lead, and thus reducing the
weight of his butter so many ounces.
No sooner thought of titan done. The
lead was steltliily removed, and not even
his better half, who conducted the weigh
ing process, knew aught of the matter.
Just fitty-lour pounds, or rather, ‘ print*’
OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD IS OURS.
of butter, had Lee in his tub when he
started for the city on the next market
day ; and yet, if the whole of this butter
had been placed in a scale, it would not
have weighed over forty-four or five
“lfl come through safely,” said Lee,
to himscll, as he road along towards the
city, “ /’II get back about three dollars
of what 1 lost; and the same thing,three
times repeated, will pm m e even with the
world again. But”
The other view of the case was too
unpleasant fur contemplation, and so the
roguish farmer would not look at it.
next morning Laban Lee look
his plac&in market, with his tub of fresh
butler— and good butter it was, as re
gards quality. On tiie top were several
prints of lull weight; these were for the
scale of the market clerk when he should
make his appearance, qud were very in
geniously passed over by the farmer in
The price of butler was pretty well up,
ranging as high as thirty-liive cents. —
And at this rate Lee had disposed of six
or eight prints, when the sudden appear
ance of the clerk of the market made his
heart give a great bound, sending the
tell tale blood instantly to his face.
“ All right here, of course,” said the
clerk, pleasantly, as he looked into the
lace of Lee.
“ The proof of the pudding is in the
eating of it,” returned the farmer, with ef
fected confidence, as he took a lump of
butter from his tub. His eyes, however,
dropped beneath the cierk’s gaze, as he
handed it to him. The butter was placed
iulhe scale, and proved to be good
“ Trv another !” said Lee.
The clerk reached out his hand and
took a second lump, while Lee replaced
the first in the tub. This also proved to
be up to the standard.
A third came out right also, and, but
for something in the manner of Lee, who
could not entirely hide his uneasiness, the
clerk would have passed on, satisfied
that all was right.
The fourth lump was likewise full
weight. Up to this point Lee had taken
the butter from the tub ; but the clerk of
the market thrust in his own hand, aud
lo ! the scale in which he placed the print
“ A\\a, my friend ! What’s the mean
ing of this,” he exclaimed, as he trans
ferred the lump of butter to a basket, and
took another from the farmer’s tub.
The unhappy farmer’s whole manner
underwent a sudden change, and, spite
of an effort at composure, every attitude
and expression betrayed his guilt.
The next print of butter proved light
also; the next and the next; each in its
turn passing from the scale forfeited, lo
the clerk’s basket.
“ At your old tricks again, ha !” mut
tered the clerk.
‘ Tricks !’ exclaimsd Lee, indignantly.
But the clerk kept on transferring print
after print from the tub to his basket, un
til the contents of the former had changed
places. By this lime a little crowd be
gan to gather a round. Poor Laban
Lee! He felt, as the saying is, as if he
could sink into (he earth.
“ What's the matter here would ask
one and another, as they peered, curi
ously, at the iiiiperturable clerk.
“ Caught io the very act, ha!” said
“ Why, friend Lee” exclaimed anoth
er, in whose familiiar voice the farmer
recognized that ol an old customer.—
“ Who w ould have thought it!”
“Yes; who would have thought!”
chimed ill another customer, wiios table
had for months smiled with the cheering
presence of Laban Lee’s sweet new butter.
“My good sir,” cried a waggish indi
vidual, addressing Lee in a grave voice,
and pointing, as lie spoke, to a pair of
ducks, the property of the tanner, —“us
this man lakes so large a lot of your but
ler, you ought lo throw io them ducks
into the bargaiu!’’
This was too mudi for poor Lee.—
With and angry exclamation, he flung
himself away front the little curious
crowd, and, retreating down the market
house for the distance ol three or four
stalls, kept out of (lie way until the clerk
had finished his work of confiscation,
which covered forty prints of butter. On
his return, four pound prints only re
mained in his tub. Lee did not wait to
sell these, hut hastily collected his things
together, withdrew ill deep liumiiiuli'ju
“’.id chagrin. •
The loss and gain of this butter spec
ulation was sadly on the wrong side.
There was not only loss of integrity, the
heaviest loss of all, but loss of money.
He had hoped to gain, by a sarifice to;
honesty, the paltry sum of three dollars]
be had made the fearful sacrifice—fearful
in the eternal consequences it involved
and not only lost his honor, but four times
the amount of money he had hoped to
to gain. This was the loss for that day;
but the cosequences of his sin and foilv
did not stop with the goingdownjj of the
sun. When next market day came round
Lee could not muster sufficient jeonrage
to lace his customers ; so he entrusted
filly pounds of butter—this time full
weight, and a little over—to ajneighbor,
not more honest in heart than himself.
This neighbor found the lemptati >u of
some fifteen dollars in his pocket more
than belonged to him, rather too strong,
and on one pretence or another, omited
to pay over. In fact, he had heard, while
in market, the story ol Lee’s adventure
with the clerk of the market, and as he
turned it over in his mind came, in
the end to the conclusion, that he would
make it work to his own advantage.
Finding, after repeated efforts to
his money from this unscroupulous neigh
bor, that lie was realU 4 hi danger of loos
ing the proceeds, of fifty moje pouds ol
butler, Lee said to him rather sharply—
*• L >ok here ! I’m not going to stand
this. Pay ine my money at once, or 7’||
expose you to the whole neighborhood.”
“ You will will you i” Coolly re
turned the other.
“ Y'es; l will.”
“ You’d belter not.”
There was a threat, as well in.the words
as in the manner of the neighbor, that
communicated a sensation of uneasinss to
the feelings of Lee.
‘•Why had I belter not? ha!”
“Try it; uud you’ll fiud out,” was
“ I will try it.”
“ Very well and if, before three hours
pass over your head, the neighborhood
is no made acquainted with a certain
butter speculution of yours, I’m very
much mistaken. Ha! Whni do you
say to that if you’re wise, you’ll
just keep your longue between )our teeth
so far as I’m concerned.”
A deep crmson mantled ..the face of
Laban Lee. He tried, for a moment or
two, to collect his thoughts for a teply ;
but finding no fit words in which to an*
swer, hej'turned ’suddenly away, and
walked suddenly on his path homeward.
“Honesty is the best policy.” This
was the narrow, selfi.Ji, self-protecting
trueism that itself upon the
thoughts of the unhappy farmer, as he
moved along, with his eyes cast upon
the ground ; and he resolved, from that
day to dealjinjstrict honesty w ith all men,
as the safest and best way—best for mere
temporal good; the mind of Laban Lee
was not then capable of appreciating any
higher good. But, if lie continues to
be holiest, even from policy, we may
hope that, in lime, he will see the true
wisdom of being honest without policy.—
Until then, he cannot be truly honest.
A Petrified Human Body.—Sev
eral streets being about to be opened
through the Methodist Episcopal grave
yar.d and Liglit-si. extended, a large
number of the remains of the dead have
been removed by their relatives and
friends. This week, taking out tiie cof
fin of Mrs. Vatican!, a lady who has been
dead 17 years, the lid being partially
broken in, Mr. Vatican), the husband of
the deceased, and the Rev. Joseph Shane
who were present, noticed that the body
appeared whole, and on examining ii,
found that it was petrified as hard as ii
stone, mid perfect in all its parts, the only
change being that it was nearly black.
The grave was in a a wet pluce, much of
(he ground being in fact so moist that it
is necessary to bore holes in the sound
coffin in order that the water may run
out. We have heard of the petrifaction
of linmnin bodies elsewhere, hut this is
the first case that Inis come under our
knowledge iu this city or State.— Balt.
A casft'yf poisoning, attached with ex-
Jraordinnry circumstances, W as tried last
week by the Court of'Assiie of the Aube.
A farmer named Paris, only 31 years ol
age, was charged with poison'mg'his wife
I and attempting to commit another mur
| TERMS \ $2 in Advance.
der, in the hope that it would lead to the
abandonment of the prosecution which
had been commenced against him for the
murder of his wife. In 1844 Paris mars
ried Antoinette Blassen, the daughter of
a respectable farmer at Sainte Syre.—
The match was opposed by her parents;
but Paris, who was a young man ot
great personal attractions, so much so
indeed that lie was generally called the
cuq tlu vilage, he so fascinated this young
woman that the refusal of hes parents to
give their sanction to the marriage afe
fecied her severely, and evidently they
relented. The honey-moon was of short
duration. Paris neglected his wife for
other women, and, alter the birth of one
child, when a slight physical deformity
had come on from nursing, he conceived
a perfect aversion for the wife, and open*
ly payed his court to anotheryoung lady,
the daughter of a veterinary surgeon
immetl Lambert, h was generally be
lieved that, notwithstanding’, the eflorts
ol the father to put an end to this con
nexion, it had become criminal, during
the lifetime of the wife of Paris.
In December, 1849, the wife became
suddenly ill, and a physician was called
in by her parents, but no suspicion was
at first entertained that she had been
poisoned. The remedies administered
therefore were not of a nature to give
much relief, and vomitings and other
symptoms of poisoning by arsenic were
manifested. The victim herself felt con
vinced that site had been poisoned, and
told her mother that her husband had
some white powders, which she feared
had been mixed with her drink, which
vas at all times given to her by her hus
band. The wife died, and, although her
parents and many other persons suspected
she had been murdered, no communica
tion was made to the authorities. Soon
after the interment of his wife Paris ap
plied for the daughter of Lambert, but
was peremptorily rejected by tbe lather,
brother, and whole family. He then
carried off the girl, and lived Willi her
for some time at a distance, but returned
with her to his own house, and three
months only after the death of bis first
wife, they were married.
By this time the rumors poisoning of
his first wile became general, and reach
ed the ears of the Procureur of the Re
public, who ordered that the body of tbe
victim should be exhumed and examined.
This was immediately done, and (races of
arsenic were found in the stomach and in
testines, with u portion still adhering to
the mouth, not having been absorbed,
owing to its having been administered
just before death. Everything, in fact,
indicated that the husband bad for sev
eral days, repeated the administration of
the poison. He was arrested, but on his
way to prison effected bis escape, aad
was not heard of for several .weeks, dur
ing which time the authorities had been
endeavoring to ascertain how
have obtained the arsenic.
At length, Paris who had been secret*
mg himself in the woods, w ent to a shep
herd named Jardin, with whom he had
been on terms of close friendship, and
told him that he alone could save him
from destruction. “ There is,” said
Paris, “ a man named Biasson, who has
a quantity of arsenic in his possession.—-
1 will go and kill him, and leave an old
pistol by his side, to make it appear that
lie committed suicide. I will also leave
a paper, iu which he shall say 1 am in
nocent, and that lie gave the arsenic to
my wife in revenge for some slight that he
had received from her; but that, remorse
ol conscience having.,overtaken him, he
had resolved to destroy himself.” Paris
then produced the draught of the letter,
and requested that Jardin would copy it
out, at his hand-writing was not known,
and enable Paris to put the letter into
the pocket of Biasson, adding, “ Sus
picion will thus be diverted from me, and
in a few days 1 wUI give myself up.
The letter of Biasson having been found,
1 shall, of course, be immediately releas
ed.” He requested Jardin, who is a mau
ol weuk intellect, to meet him next day
at a retired spot, and bring him the letter
and a pistol. Jardin promised compli.
mice, but subsequently thought it well to
consult a member of his family, who jn..
stuiitly perceived the object of Paris.
“ He dues not intend,” said the relative
ol Jardin, to “ murder Biasson. It is
I you whom lie intends to murder, and
having done ibis, lie will leave the letter
in your pocket.’ He knows you have
arsenic by you, as tou use it ocrav'nwAtJ*