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Wines and Liquors
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If yon want good, fresh Groceries, or Fine
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ONE, two and a half miles north of Resaca,
on the W. & A, R. R.—containing about
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One, one and a half miles north-east of Re
saca—containing 160 acres.
Will be sold at a bargain if early applica
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C GA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1870.
PO ETR Y.
Os all amusements for the mind,
From logic down to fishing.
There isn’t one that you can find
So very cheap as "wishing.”
Avery choice diversion, too,
If we but rightly use it,
And not, as we are apt to do,
Pervert it, and abuse it.
I wish—a common wish indeed—
My purse was somewhat fatter,
That I might cheer the child of need,
And not my pride to flatter.
That I might make oppression reel,
As only gold can make it,
And brake the Tyrant’s rod of steel,
As only gold can break it.
I wish—that Sympathy and Love,
And every human passion,
That has its origin above,
Could come and keep in fashion:
That Scorn, and Jealousy, and Hate,
And every base emotion,
Were buried fifty fathoms deep,
Beneath the waves of ocean!
I wish—that modest worth might be
Appraised by truth and candor;
I wish that innocence were free
From treachery and slander;
I wish that men their vows would mind;
That women ne’er were rovers;
I wish that wives were always kind,
And husbands always lovers.
“She Works for a Living/’
Commend us to the girl of whom it
is sneeringly said, “ She works for a
living.” In her we are always sure to
find elements of a true woman—a real
lady. True, we are not prepared to see
a mincing step, a haughty lip, a fash
ionable dress, or hear a splendid string
of nonsense about balls and young men,
or the new and next party —no, no;
but we are prepared to hear the sound
words of good sense, language becoming
a woman; a neat dress, a mild brow,
and to witness movements that would
not disgrace an angel.
You who are looking for wives and
companions, turn from the fashionable,
haughty girls, and select one of those
who work for a living, and never—our
word for it—will you repent your choice.
You want a substantial friend, and not
a help eat —a counsellor, and not a sim
pleton. You may not be able to carry
a piano into your house, but you can
buy a sewing machine or a set of knit
ting needles. If you cannot purchase
every new novel, you may be able to
take some valuable paper. If you can
not buy a ticket for the ball, you can
visit some afflicted neighbor.
Be careful, then, when you look for
companions and when you choose. We
know many a foolish man, who. instead
of selecting an industrious and prudent
woman for a wife, took one from the
fashionable stock, and is now lamenting
his folly in dust and ashes. He ran
into the fire with his eyes wide open,
and who but himself is to blame for it ?
The time was when the ladies went
out visiting and took their work with
them. This is the reason why we had
such excellent mothers. How singular
would a gay woman look in a fashion
able circle darning her father’s stock
ing? Would not her companions laugh
at her ? And yet such a woman would
be a prize to somebody. Blessed is the
man who chooses for his wife one from
the despised girls “ who w’ork for a liv
About Marrying Too Young.—
Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton says:
“ Girls do not reach their maturity until
twenty-five; yet at sixteen they are
wives and mothers all over the land,
robbed of all the rights and freedom of
childhood in marriage, crippled in
growth and development, the vital
forces needed to build up a vigorous
and healthy womanhood are sapped and
perverted from their legitimate chan
nels in the premature office of produc
tion. When the body is over-taxed,
the mind loses its tone, and settles down
in a gloomy discontent that enfeebles
the whole moral being. The feeble
mother brings forth feeble sons; the
sad mother, those with morbid appetites.
The constant demand of stimulants
among men is the result of the morbid
conditions of these mothers. Healthy,
happy, vigorous womanhood would do
more for the cause of temperance than
any prohibitory or license laws possibly
can. When woman, by the observance
of the laws of life and health is restored
to her normal condition, maternity will
not be a period of weakness, but of
added power. With that high prepara
tion of body and soul to which I have
referred, men and woman of sound mind
and body, drawm together by the senti
ments of affection, might calculate w T ith
certainty on a happy home, with happy
children gathering round their fireside.”
A gentleman told his servant to
haul away a great heap of rubbish in
his back-yard. The servant objected
that it could not be emptied anywhere
within the city limits. “ Then dig a
trench and bury it.” “ But, sir. where
shall I put the earth that comes out of
the trench?” “Stupid! can’t you make
it big enough to hold both ?”
The Danbury, Conn. “ News ” of a
recent date says: “ Sunday being a
balmy day, the styles were brought out.
The most richly dressed lady we saw is
the wife of a man who has owed this
office thirteen dollars for nearly three
years. He says he cannot raise the
money, and we believe him.”
Tiie sweetest cheek is that which
’ never blushed. What is it? Pig’s?
The Man with Twenty Wives.
A MORMAN ROMANCE.
CHAPTER I. —THE MORMAN’s DEPART
The morning on which Reginald
Gloverson was to leave Great Salt Lake
City with a mule train, dawned beauti
Reginald Gloverson was a young and
thrifty Mormon, with an interesting
family of twenty young and handsome
His unions had never been blessed
with children. As often as once a year
he used to go to Omaha, in Nebraska,
with a mule train for goods; but al
though he had performed the rather
perilous journey many times with entire
safety, his heart was strangely sad on
this particular morning, and filled with
The time of his departure had arrived
—the high-spirited mules were at the
door, impatiently champing their bits.
The Mormon stood sadly among his
“Dearest ones,” he said, “ I am sin
gularly sad at heart this morning; but
do not let this depress you. The jour
ney is a perilous one but—pshaw! I
have always come back safely heretofore,
and why should I fear? Besides, I
know that every night, as I lay down
on the broad starlit prairie, your bright
faces will come to me in my dreams and
make my slumber sweet and gentle.—
You, Flmily, with your mild blue eyes;
and you, Henrietta, with your splendid
black hair; and you, Nelly, with your
hair so brightly, beautifully, golden;
and you, Mollie, with your cheeks so
downy; and you, Betsy, with your—
with your—that is to say, Susan, with
your —and the other thirteen of you,
each so good and beautiful, will come to
me in sweet dreams, will you not dear
“ Our own,” they lovingly chimed,
“ we will!”
“And so farewell!” cried Reginald.
“ Come to my arms, my own !” he said,
“ that is, as many of you as can do it
conveniently at once, for I must away.”
He folded several of them to his
throbbing breast and drove sadly away.
But he had not gone far when the
trace of the off-hind mules became un
hitched. dismounting, he essayed to
adjust the trace; but ere he had fairly
commenced the task the mule, a singu
larly refractory animal, snorted wildly
and kicked Reginald frightfully in the
stomach. He arose with difficulty and
tottered feebly towards his mother’s
house which was near by. falling dead
in her yard, with the remark, “ Dear
mother I’ve come home to die!”
“So I see,’ she said; “ where’s the
Alas ! Reginald Gloverson could give
no answer. In vain the heart-stricken
mother threw herself upon his inanimate
form, crying, “Oh, my son—my son !
only tell me where the mules are, and
then you may die if you want to.”
In vain—in vain! Reginald had
CHAP. II. —FUNERAL TRAPPINGS.
The mules were never found
Reginald’s heart-broken mother took
the body home to her unfortunate son’s
widows. But before her arrival, she
indiscreetly sent a boy to burst the
news, gently to the afflicted wives,
which he did by informing them, in a
hoarse-whisper, that their “ old man had
The wives felt very badly indeed.
“He was devoted to me,” sobbed
“And to me,” said Maria.
“ Yes,” said Emily, “ he thought con
siderably of you, but not so much as he
did of me.”
“ I say he did !”
“And 1 say he didn't!”
“ He did 1”
“ He didn’t!”
“ Don't look at me. with your squint
“ Don’t shake your red head at me!”
“ Sisters, said the black haired Hen
rietta. “ cease this unseemly wrangling.
I, as his first wife, shall strew flowers
on his grave.”
“No you won’t.” said Susan. “I, as
his last wife, shall strew flowers on his
grave. It’s my business to strew.”
“You shan’t —so there!’ said Hen
“ You bet I will,” said Susan, with a
“ Well, as for me.” said the practical
Betsy. “ I ain’t on the strew, much,
but I shall ride at the head of the fu
“ Not if I’ve been introduced to my
self you won’t,” said the golden-haired
Nelly, “that’s my position. You bet
your b nnct strings it is.”
“ Children.” said Reginald’s mother,
“ you must do some crying, you know,
on the day of the funeral; and how
many pockethandkerehers will it take
to go round ? Betsy, you and Nelly
ought to make one do between you.”
“ I’ll tear her eyes out if she perpe
tuates a sob on my handkercher !” said
“ Dear daughters-in-law,” said Regi
nald’s mother, “ how unseemly is this
anger. Mules is five hundred dollars a
span and every identical mule of my
poor boy has been gobbled up by the
red men. I knew when my Reginald
staggered into the door-yard that he was
on the Die, but if I’d only thunk to ask
him about them mules ere his gentle
spirit took its flight, it would have been
four thousand dollars in our pockets,
and no mistake. Excuse those real
tears, but you’ve never felt a parent’s
“ It’s an oversight,” sobbed Maria.
“ Do not blame us!”
CHAP. 111. DUST TO DUST.
The funeral passed off in a very pleas
ant manner, nothing occurring to mar
the harmony of the occasion. By a
happy thought of Reginald’s mother,
the wives walked to the grave twenty
abreast, which reudered that part of the
ceremony thoroughly impartial.
That night the twenty wives with
heavy hearts sought their twenty re
In another house, not many leagues
from the house of mourning, a gray
haired woman was weeping passionately.
“ He died,” she cried, “ he died with
out signerfying, in any respect, where
them mules went to!”
CHAP. IV. —MARRIED AGAIN.
Two years elapse between the third
and fourth chapters. A manly Mormon
one evening, as the sun was preparing
to set among a select assortment of gold
and crimson clouds in the western hori
zon—although for that matter the sun
has a right to “set ” where it wants to,
and so, I may add, has a hen —a manly
Mormon, I say, Lipped gently at the
dour of the mansion of the late Reginald
The door was opened by Mrs. Susan
“Is this the house of the widow
Gloverson ?” the Mormon asked,
“It is,” said Susan.
“ And how many is there of she ?”
inquired the Mormon.
“ There is about twenty of her, in
cluding me,” returned Susan.
“ Can I see her ?”
“ You can.”
“ Madam.” he softly said, addressing
the twenty disconsolate widows, “ I have
seen part of you before. And although
I’ve already twenty-five wives, whom I
respect and tenderly care for, I can
truly say that I never felt love’s holy
thrill till I saw thee! Be mine! be
mine !” he enthusiastically cried, “ and
we will show thg world a striking illus
tration of the beauty and truth of the
noble lines, only a good deal more so—
“ Twenty-one souls with a single thought.
Twenty-one hearts that beat as one.
“ They were united —they were.”
A Spiritual Mystery.
A Lady Followed Ten Years by the
Spirit of a Little Girl.
Another of those inexplicable myster
ies which, so far, have defied the inge
nuity of man to solve, has just come to
light in the former county seat of Craw
ford county, Fredonia.
For about ten years past a lady resi
ding in the place mentioned above, had,
for a companion, a spirit child five or
six years old,which attends her where
ever she goes, and has been seen by
nearly every resident of Fredonia atone
time or another, following close in the
wake of the lady in question. It has be
come a common expression when the
little form is seen following the one
whom she seems destined to guard
through life that “here goes B —’s
little girl.” The lady who is constant
ly follawed by this little phantom has
become accustomed to its presence, and
exhibits no alarm or uneasiness when it
is observed near her. Frequent attempts
have been made to capture the mysteri
ous little visitor, but when the hands
would seem to be about coming into con
tact with the form it would suddenly
melt away and become invisible.
Only once has it been seen in any oth
er place than following the lady alluded
to, and that was a short time after the
close of the war. A gentleman had
just returned home from the army, and
w'ith his wife and child w T ere occupying
a room ip the house of tho haunted la
dy. They had retired and lighted a
lamp, and he was in conversation with
his wife, when he heard the pit-a-pat of
,i child's feet on the floor near the bed.
Looking in the direction of the sound,
he observed a little girl walking towards
the stairway Naturally supposing that
it was his own child that had got out of
bed some way, he sprang up and follow
ed the form down the stairs, at the same
time calling it to return.
His wife, noticing his movements,
asked him what he was d>ing. lie re
plied that their child was out of bed
and going down stairs, and he was try
ing to catch it and bring it back. The
wife responded that the child was still
in bed. which the husband found true
on returning to the bed. He told his
wife that he certainly saw a child going
dwn the steps. She replied that it
must have been B ’s little girl, and
then told him the circumstances con
cerning the mysterious little visitor. A
bright light was burning in the room at
the time, and as both husband and wife
were awake and talking when the child
made its appearance, there can be no
doubt but that the gentle man saw the
apparition; at least, he is willing to
make oath to this effect.— Leaveuicorth
A lady on a down train to Springfield,
Massachusetts, gave the occupants of the
car a surprise last week by presenting
her blushing young husband with a son.
“Sir,” said the astonished landlady,
to a traveler, who had just sent his cup
forward for the seventh time, “you must
be fond of coffee.” “Yes. madame, I
am,” he replied, “or I should never
drank so much water to get a little.”
It is said that a lady fashionably
dressed next winter will look like a mo
lasses barrel with a funnel on top, bot
tom side up. The hats are to be the
shape of a funnel, while the hoops will
be the same size all the way.
The Story of a French Free
mason —Blow his Life was
This present war has been prolific in
illustrations ot the value of Freemason
ry in dangerous emergencies, and the
anecdotes are endless of the lives saved
by its means. Among the cart
wounded of both nations which arrived
from Sedan were two men whose con
sideration for each other was so marked
as to occasion inquiry. They wore the
Prussian and French uniform respec
tively, and though neither could under
stand a word ot the other's language
they shared their rations, and seemed
to be interchanging signals of amity all
day long. Their story was a very sim
ple one. The Prussian, who is an of
ficer, and a man of 35 or so, with a
stern, graveface,, and a heavy overhang
ing moustache, had met the Frenchman,
who is at least a dozen years his junior,
on the battle field, the latter being sup
ported by a couple of comrades.
Twice did the wave of the conflict
bring these men in contact, and on the
last occasion the Prussian, who was
badly wounded in the chest, pressed the
young Frenchman hard, aud had indeed
his sword uplifted to administer the
coup de grace, when the latter, who was
faint from the loss of blood, made a
hasty sign to his victor, which caused
the latter to stay his hand. Parley was
impossible, both from the exigencies of
language and turmoil of battle; and
besides, both men lost consciousness and
fell at each other’s side. It turned out
that the young Frenchman had been a
Freemasou a few months before the out
break of the war, and that he had in
stinctively made the sign by means of
which members of the fraternity are
taught to ask their brethren for help.—
The Prussian was an old Mason, who
recognized it instantly, and who as in
stinctively paused, and before there was
time for consideration both men fainted,
away. When consciousness was restor
ed they found themselves side by side,
and with the dead and dying round
By a strange coincidence, their wounds
were such that each could give the
other some slight relief, and the late
enemies employed their weary hours, in
which they lay disabled and untended,
in rendering little kindnesses to each
other, and in thus cementing the friend
ship which had begun so strangely.—
When help came, they petitioned to be
permitted to keep together, telling their
story with considerable effusiveness to
the doctor, who after sour* time came
to them on the field. This gentleman,
who was not a military surgeon, but a
member of the blessed society which
dates from Geneva, raised his hands
in pleased astonishment at the tale
which he heard, and at once showed
himself to be a Freemason too; so that
three brethren of the mystic tie were to
be seen wouderiing over the strange
chance which had thrown them together.
The wounded men are supremely
satisfied at the result, and their story
has given them quite a celebrity among
their fellow sufferers. At Iges, where
the French prisoners were placed after
the capitulation of Sedan, and where, it
is but too true, they were all but starv
ing, some of their numbers contrived to
make it known to their captors that
they were Masons, and though this was
ineffectual in many instances, the sturdy
and uninitiated Prussians laughing the
Masonic gestures to scorn, wherever it
succeeded the men obtained little com
forts which were priceless. A stout
trooper was seen handing a warm frieze
coat to one prisoner, and giving part ol*
his rations to another; and explained
his conduct to an inquirer with a sheep
ish smile, which spoke volumes. “They
are my brothers, though I have fought
with them; and they are hungry and
cold, and must be helped. They would
do it for me.” These are mere typical
cases. But it is impossible to mix much
with the troops, particularly after a
battle, without hearing of kindred in
stances of Masonic usefulness.
Marry ller First. —Many years
ago, in what is now a flourishing city,
lived a stalwart blacksmith, fond of his
pipe and jokes. He was also fond of
his blooming daughter, whose many
graces had ensnared the effections of a
young printer. The couple, after a sea
son of billing and cooing. “ engaged
themselves,” and nothing but the con
sent of the young lady’s parents prevent
ing their union. To obtain this, an in
terview was arranged, and typo prepar
ed a little speech to admonish and con
vince the old man, who set enjoying his
pipe in perfect content. The typo
dilated on the fact of their long friend
ship, their mutual attachment, their
hopes for the future, and like topics;
and taking the daughter by the hand
said: “I am now, sir, come to ask your
permission to transplant this lovely
flower from its parental bed”—but his
feelings overcame him, and he forgot
the remainder of his oratorical flourish,
stammered, and finally wound up with.
“ from its parental bed into my own/'
The father keenly relished the discom
fiture of the suitor, and removing his
pipe and blowing a cloud, be replied :
“ Well, young man. I don’t know as I
have any objection, provided you marry
the girl first.”
A colored preacher commenting on
the passage, “Be ye therefore wise as
serpents, and harmless as doves,” said
that the mixture should be made in the
proportion of a pound of dove to an
ounce of serpent.
What an astonishing contrast! In
the country they blow a horn for dinner.
Tn town they take one.
The Sioux Suq Dance,
Ilow l onny Warriors T> *t th'ir Forti
tude anti Stoumtn in resist by /Wh* *
A Horrible Scene.
This festive performance, as practiced
among the Sioux, is regarded bv the
whites with feelings of horror, and few
have the nerve to become spectators of
the cruelties which are undergone by
the deluded victims. It is a sort of re
ligious dance, in which the young braves
test their fortitude and stoicism in resist
ing pain without wincing. A young
officer who witnessed tho sun dance a
tew weeks since at the Cheyenne agen
cy, seven miles above Fort Sully, on the
M issouri river, gives the following ac
Ihe Indians manifested considerable
opposition to having the whites present.
hen several officers belonging to the
17th l nited States Infantry, came up,
Hed Leat leaped over breast-work of
logs and ordered the troops away. After
parleying with the Chief some time, tho
soldiers fell back and took a position
which was not objectionable to the In
dians, but whence they would obtain
only a partial view of the performance*.
There was a large lodge built in the
shape of an amphitheatre, with a pole
in the centre. The sides and roof were
covered with willows, forming a tolera
ble screen, but not so dense as to ob
struct entirely the view. The perform
ances were commenced with chants and
incantations, hive young men were
brought in and partially stripped, their
mothers being present and assisting in
the ceremony. Then tho medicineman
began his part by cutting slits in the
flesh of the young men and taking up
the muscles with pincers. The old
squaws assisted in lacerating the flesh
of the boys with knives. The squaws
would at the same time keep up a howl
ing, accompanied with a movement to
and fro. \\ hen the muscles were lifted
out by pincers on the breast, one end of
a sort of lariat, or bufalo thong, was
tied to the bleeding flesh, while the oth
er end was tied to the top of the pole in
the centre of the lodge. The first
young man. when thus prepared, com
menced dancing around the circle in a
frantic manner, pulliug with all his
weight, so as to stretch out the rope, and
by his jerking movements, loosen him
self by tearing out the flesh. The young
man’s dance was accompanied by a chant
by those who were standing around, as
sisted by the thumping of a hideous
drum to keep the time. The young
brave who was undergoing this self-tor
ture, finally succeeded in tearing him
self loose, and the rope relaxed from its
sudden tightness and fell back toward
the centre-pole with apiece of the flesh
to which it was tied. The victim, who
up to this point, did not move a muscle
of his face, fell down on the ground,
exhausted from the pain, which human
weakness could not further conceal. A
squaw then rushed in, and l)ore the
young brave away. He had undergone
the terrible ordeal, and amid the con
gratulations of the old men. would be
complimented as a warrior of undoubted
pluck, and acknowledged prowess.
Another of the young men, named
Charles, was cut in two places under the
shoulder-blade, the flesh was raised with
pincers, and thongs tied around the flesh
and muscles thus raised. The thongs
recahed down below the knees and were
tied to the buffalo skulls. With these
heavy weights dangling at the ends of
the thongs, the young man was requir
ed to dance around the circle, to the
sound of the drum and chants of the by
standers, uutil the skulls became de
tached by tearing out the flesh. They
continued the performance until one of
the skulls broke loose, but the other re
mained. The mother of the young mau
then rushed into the ring, leading a po
ny, and tied one end of the lariat which
was around the pony's neck to the skull
whick was still fastened to the young
man. The latter then followed the po
ny round the ring uiuil, nearly exhaust
ed, he fell on his face, and the skull
was thereby torn out of the flesh. The
sufferer's voice grew husky from joining
in the chant; he groveled on the ground
in violent contortions for a few minutes,
and was then removed to the outside of
A third man had the lariat of the po
ny hitched to the raised muscles of his
his back, and was dragged in this way
several times round the ring, but the
force not being sufficient to tare loose
from the flesh, the pony was backed up,
and a slack being thus taken on the lar
iat the pony was urged swiftly forward
and the sudden jerk tore the lariat out
of the flesh. My informant having seen
enough of these horrid performances to
satisfy his curiosity, left with his com
panions. without waiting to see the
dance through. The dance with its
bloody orgies lasted three days. The
sun dance is not now as frequently prac
ticed as in former days, and the ceremo
ny will become extinct, only under the
reservation syncm. Fayel.
A veteran observer says that, not
withstanding that whisky is a favorite
drink in America, where one man calls
for “ Bourbon,” six men call for the
“ same.” He concludes that “ the same ”
is a favorite drink.
It is reported that the North Ger
man Severeigns have been convoked at
Versailles to declare King iViiJiam Em
peror of Germany.
A willow tree was blown down at
Paterson, N. J., last week, which was
planted 160 years ago.
Erie, Pennsylvania, is now lighted
by natural gas. supplied by thirteen w<*l!s
in operation in the city.