THURSDAY, JUNE 27,1878.
II. L. HICKS,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
PIKE FARMING AND BIG HOGS
Home Facta and Figures.
, Judge Dancanand Mr. J. T, Rodgers
6f Pine Tueky District sat in our office
for sometime Inst
ing farming, stock, poultry &c. They
urebotli gentlemen who hove long been
regarded a* outhorii ies on these subjects,
and we gladly luid down our ]>cncil
ami scissors for a while to hear them.
They arc employed by our State com
missioner to report the condition of the
Various crops in their respective sec
tions. After weighing all the reports
front'thc different parts of tho county
and thoir own observation, thoy agreed
that the coni crop of Laurens county
was 40 per cent bettor than this time
lust year, and 20 per cent above uverage.
Cotton, stalk much above average) but
fniit, only 10 per cent above. Sugar
cane, considerably above average.
Hpring oats, slightly below average;
fall outs, somewhat above. Potatoes,
above largely. Judge D. explained at
length tho “Hardaway method” of
raising corn. He is tcying a small field
on that plan this year,—ns are also
Mossra. T. H. Rowe, Seaborn Weaver
and Andy Hobbs,-but he doesn’t believe
in it. The corn is firing near the
ground, und will evidently fall below the
- expectations it encouraged a month ugo.
Thoy drifted into n discussion of hog
raising. They hove both lately procur
ed a puir of fine Poland Chinn pigs—
thoroug|i. brad. They bought them in
Atlanta. They have been induced to
make this further effort to improve
their,stock by thoir encouraging ex
perience with tho Berkshire brood.
Judge Duncan took four or five each
of tho Berkshire and tho common
brood, and treated them all oxactly alike
from tho time thoy. wore very smull pigs
till oighteon months old, when he
butchered them. The common stock
Nvelghed 130 lbs. npioco, tho Berk
shire 28Q lbs. Mr. Rodgers killed u
Berkshire nt less than two years of
Hg^, which nottbd him 420 lbs.
They cxjicot something extraordina
ry from a cross between Berkshire and
Poland Chinn. Their snnguino expec
tations about tho Poland China stock,
uro confirmed by Mr. Frank Taylor,
who has just returned from North ’ Ar-
kunsas, wifero ho says this is tho pro-
vailing brood of hogs, and that they
..wfecpftd JHMwl? marvelously. Would
that moro of our fanners would invest
, iilltllo more money, time nnd thought
tho improvement of
if we only would.
ft < A FLt vT lUJKT.
Letter tVoin nn Enthusiastic
, . tielpniit.
LAunnss County, Ga.,
■ ’ V! ‘ ■ | ^Jiilae IS; lSfSC ■ ’
? * Ed. Post: Last Sunday morning soon
after Aurora had gilded tho eastern
horizon with her rosy fingers, yonr cor
respondent with a gay and pleasant pur-
ty of young ladies nnd gentlemen sot
! forth for a ramble through tho fields in
quest of plums, and a day’s enjoyment.
A walk of a mile—made short by tho
romping humor,- racy chat and gush
ing spirit always inspirod in youth by
free bracing and gladsomo oxeroiso in
~Wth» open air—brought us to a magnif
icent orchard of plums. Without the
usual ecromony of “saying grace,” with
right keen gnsto wo “wont for” that
dolieioua frugal ropa.sk Tho edge was
. soon taken off our appotites, when tho
feast w«* turned into tho gnmo of
“chunking” each other with green
plums and “maypops.” Wearied at
hist wjth sports like these, wo retired
to delightful grassy scats beneath the
. wide-spreading branches of a grovo of
stately oaks, to oh joy the calmer pleas
ures of * conversation nnd “throwing
lovo vino.” Wo would, fain have drawn
‘ oujftlie remaining horn's of the clay in
f this happy and sequestered retreat, but
warned by the low muttering thunder
wo hurried to a neighboring house
whore wo got protection from the rain
«l and a good dinner to hoot. Your cor
respondent would like to detail other
pleasant reminiscences of the day, but
fearing that he has already transcended
thoeoaco due to so frivolous an occa
sion, ho will desist. Suffice it to say
the whole day was ouo of uuaUoycd
pleasure and Happiness, filled with in
cidents for sweet recollection in the long
bye and five.
With my best wishes for the success
of the 1*08T, I am yours truly,
“LITTLE ALECK”—SOME HOT
SHOT FROM JACOBUS.
Laurens County, Ga.,
June 24, 1878.
Editor Post: In Mr. Stephens’ letter
of the 10th in>t.> to the chairman of
the Democratic Executive Committee
of tho 8th Congressional District, he
says that he lias never asked for a nom
ination at the hands of the Democratic
party. And this he undertakes to set
up in defence of himself against the
just attacks of tho Democratic press,
made upon him in consequence of his
recent menaces in defiance of the pow
ers of the party.
One who is little acquainted with the
history of Georgia politics sinco the
close of tho late war might be duped by
this assertion and led to the belief that
it was not without foundation; but
those who arc sensible and have kept
up with the politics of tho country dur
ing tho timo before mentioned, know
full well to tho contrary of what Mr.
Why, sir, unity of action in tho Dem
ocratic ranks is what threw tho carpet
bag yoke of oppression off of tho necks
of the pcoplo of Georgia. And this
unity of action had its cxistonce in the
policy of nominations. Such was the
clamor among tho people for nomina
tions ut the time that tho Democracy
was going into power in Georgia, after
the infamous carpet-bag reign, that no
man dared ask for office through other
instrumentality thanthutof nomina
tion, if he sought office at the hands df
the Democracy. And to-day Mr. Ste
phens would not dare to publish such a
letter as the one referred to were it not
that he is impressed with the idea that
nominations are on tlic wane iifhis Dis
trict, nnd their significance less potent
than in former days. Nor would Mr.
Stephens huvo written said letter had
he not boon laboring under tho impres
sion that tho Democracy of tho 8th
District could not consistently nomi
nate him under his present, political af
filiations and positions. Then it is not
for tho reason, as ho asserts, that the
convention will bo composed of in
triguers nnd tricksters that, he will not
ubido by its results, but becuuse lie de
sires himself to trick the Democrats of
Ilia District, in ordor that ho may again
go to Congress.
Well aware" is Mr. Stephens that the
true Democrats of tho 8th District,
cannot consistently vote* for h i m
to represent them in Congress. Ilis
notions and positions are too foreign to
the principles of Jeffersonian Democra
cy; and that, too, nt a juncture so crit
ical jn tho affairs of American politics.
Hence, Mr. Stephens’ position as to
nominations, nnd his strenuous efforts
to intrigue with tho negroes and Re
in the improvement of their stock. ... ... oll . . ,
wliut a glorioaa country ,vo m ,Ul have h > "S™“ “^L 6 ® th ft** “ ? rdra
to trick tho Democrats out of having a
member in Congress who will represent
their views on questions oF politics;
questions which are so vital to their
Thon Democrats of tho 8th District,
beware! Spurn tho efforts of Mr. Steph
ens to poison the air of your party as
you would spurn death. Tench him to
understand that you are fully aware
that his selfish ambition is in battle ar
ray for the destruction of yonr dearest,
best interests if that destruction will
give promotion to h is pcrifinal aggran
Mr. Stepbons further asserts in his
letter that ho would lmvo chosen to re
tire to private life were it not for the
reason that there were soino important
questions of finance, etc., still unset
tled (?)Vhich tho inference is, devolved
upon him to arrange.
Oh, Amoricu! Where is your faded
gloryP Whore is your philosophy that
snatched the lightning from the Heav
ens, and your-geniuses thfdn£Ti whicii
to-day vour messages are sent to every
land and clime? Whore, Oh! where
are the representatives of your grand
trio, and yonr so many others that once
held an aprcciutivo world spell-bound
by the cloqiience and wisdom tliut flow
ed from your Legislative halls? Where
are your patriots of whom it has been
said that their fame is eternity and their
residence creation that it now devolves
upon-an imbecilo (who is clamoring for
your suffrages through his past glory,)
to put. through your legislative bodies
your measures of most momentous im
Oh, day of degeneracy, stay thy hand,
and let our national luminary once more
shine forth to cheer!
Tke New Pock.—LeoXIl h$sfound
that uneasy lies tho head that wears a
crown, even though it, boa Papal crown.
Tho cares of office are telling fast upon
his physical powers, aud he is think mg
„ .ery News. -
The boys around Mt. Vernon say that
fishing is paying sport.
Mr. John Johnson in thenper por
tion of the county died on the 12th
inst., of cancer in the check.
Mr. G. W- Davis has nearly comple
ted his new store in Mt. Vernon, which
will add to the looks of the town.
On lust Tuesday, Allen Jeppard con
ceal^ himself by the field where Rich
ard Johnson was plowing on the farm of
Mr. D. Q. Morri-oh, and as Richard was
turning his horse at the end of the field,
Allen came from his hiding place and
fired ou Richard, the ball passed through
the flesh part of the arm at the shoulder,
and Richard passed through the field on
the points of his hoofs. They had a
fight the week before, and Johnson
came out best.
Judge P. McRae’s attention was call
ed to the musical cry of a few hounds
on last Sunday morning aud on going
out to ascertain the cause, he found
about fifteen or twenty of his sheep dead;
ho finally succeeded in getting the dogs
quiet, aud Monday morning ho went
out and after a short absence, returned
with seven dog scalps and a broad smile.
The Sunday-school at Whrightsville
is in a flourishing condition. They are
to have a celebration on the 20th of
The infant son of Mr. George Morris
died on the 12th inst., of pneumonia.
The exorcises of the Wrightsvillc
Academy, as a public school opened on
tho 17th inst., under the tutelage of
The building committee expect to
commence work on the Methodist
Sheep killing dogs are on the ram
page in Johnson. Some of them have
been made to bite the dust.
The Sunday-school excursion on the
Macon and Brunswick railroad on the
17th inst., was a big thing. 1,700 ex
The SandersviUc and Hawkinsvillc
high schools are to close with public
exorcises on the 27th and 28th inst.
The Sandorsville cornet band have
boon selected tor furnish tho music ftt
the Emory College commencement, in
The Sundcrsvfflo 'Herald is publish
ing a series of interesting and instruct
ive letters from tho pen of the editor’s
brother now traveling in Europe.
Wo learn from the SandersviUc Cou
rier that the hail storms through that
section did not do near so much damage
as at first supposed.
The Hawkinsvillc Dispatch conies to
tlio front with forty-three squashes on
The Quitman Free Press warns tho
pcoplo of Hu#k)in>villo against j>H<£
James Thompson, who has eloped from
Quitman with his niece, leaving a wife
und six children. It is expected that
he is making for tho neighborhood of
There are fifty pcoplo in Telfair coun
ty who know how to run a newspaper.—
Peace in Europe.—It seems to he
a foregone conclusion that the Congress
of Powers now assembled in Berlin will
settlo tho Eastern question without
further bloodshed. Still, the sittings
of tho Congress are not without some
evil onions. The question to be set
tled is, how much control Russia is to
bo allowed to have over tho empire she
lias over-run and dismembered. Rus
sia, of course, after her immense sacri
fices, .naturally expects much. Eng
land, difthfe contrary, wijjics to robber
of pretty much all the substantial fruits
of her victory, and Austria seems to be
in sympathy with England. It remains
to bo seen what tho other powers will
agree upon; but that wo shall have a
lasting pence is morally certain.
The Communists.—In an election
for delegates to a Constitutional Con
vention on the 19th inst., in Sun Fran
cisco,* tTio Communists elected nearly
their whole ticket- Thoy have been
making considerable demonstrations in
other Western cities. They are com
posed largely bf low-bred foreigners.
Congress Adjourned. — After a
long session, occupied mostly in party
manoeuvring, Congress adjourned on
the 20th inst. Not much work of na
tional importance, has been transacted
by the second sesrion of tho Forty-fifth
Congress. The lilvcr bill, the repeal
of the bankrupt law and a few other
measures wjjl corer the really import
ant work of the national wisdom.
The robber Robeson, Grant’s Secreta
ry of the Navy, will probably be tried
and punished for his crimes during his
term of office. The investigating com
mittee have brought to light some
startling facts connected with his man
agement of the Navy.
The Boston Post tells the story of tl»c*
great fraud briefly ns follows:
“It is on its face a low. cheating con
spiracy; as vulgar as any thing of that
sort very well can he; a scheme concoc
ted for the purpose of making it appear
that a-certain person was elected Presi
dent who was not elected; a last desper
ate device of a defeated'party to resene
through its shameless leaders their lost
fortunes at the risk of free institutions
themselves. It belonged to history
that a pVoject so base and revolutionary
should be exposed to the last action aud
T. P. SAjlCTIETT.
After Over twenty years experience in the
I flatter myself tlmt I know n little nbout.it,
and wish to inform the public that I tun
AT MY OLD STAND
On the corner of the Court IIousc Square,
ready to serve nil who want to purthusc any
thing in my line. I keep always .on hand a
full stock of -
ALL KINDS OF LIQUORS,
S“b- XiOixis Beex*
on draught. Also n fine stock of
All of which I offer to sell
Cheap for Cash.
Give" me a trial and he convinced. I am also
Agent for the
“OLD YALLEY WHISKEY.”
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T. P. Sakchett.
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Efforts will he made to secure at least one
regular weekly correspondent in each militia
district of the county.
Arrangements are being made to secure full
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The‘latest Savannah market prices of cot
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All good -citizens are respectfully solicited
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R. L. HICKS,
Editor and Proprietor.
A Cin For Sale.
Mr. T. II. Rowe is offering for sale very
low a'60 saw Pratt gin, in good condition.
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Beef! Beef! Beef!
Messrs. P. J. Adams & G. B. Turner re
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vicinity that'they will be in town every Fri
day morning with fresh beef of the finest
quality. Parties wishing to get good beef
regularly should sec these gentlemen and
make arrangements accordingly,
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Mr. L. L. O&uext, of Cleveland, Tennes
see, United States of America, proposes to
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The Wheat of Taos,
Singte grains measuring * ixcu ix length.
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