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W. S. JOHNSON,
CA LHO UN, GE OR GIA.
Office in Southeast corner of the
Aug 11 1 ts
1. C. KAIN. JOS. m’cONNELL.
fain and McConnell,
.Attorneys sxt Law,
ca lno i v aeo'r aiA.
ter Office iu the Court House.
Angll 1 ts
R. M. TARVER7"
CA LUO UN , GEOR GIA.
&aT Office in the Court House.
Aug 11 1 ts
w j CANTKELL ~
Attorney At Law.
WILL Practice in the Cherokee Circuit,
in U. S. District Court, Northern Dis
trict of Georgia, (at Atlanta); and in the Su
preme Court of the State of Georgia.
E. .T KIKER,
[QflUe at the Old Stand of Cantrell Kiker. J
TIT ILL practice in all the Courts of the
1 1 Cherokee Circuit.; Supreme Court of
Georgia, ami the United States District Court
at Atlanta, Ga. augl9’7oly
RUFE WALDO THORNTON'
Calhoun, - - - G» oigia.
THANKFUL for former patronage, solicits
a continuance of the same.
Office over Boaz, Barrett & Co’s. sepls
DR. D. C. HUNT,
Physician and Druggist,
FOSTER / MIAN,
Would remind ihe people of Cherokee
Georgia of ihe fact that they are still at their
old stand on ihe corner of Court House and
'all streets, ready to supply every body’s
wants in the way of
BTm£ AND fAfICY
boots, shoes, hats, &c.
L ° W P [l Ceß fOP Cash aa *»y other
can possibly afford to do.
- -'ey also keep a select stock of
t hardware, CUTLERY &c.,
’ch are sold at the lowest market prices.
PriCM for “* lißd,of
» 1 ts
rCTM^’-j 0 T “*' S Y ru P. Ili “. Cheese,
®P ,ce * Factory Yarns in
• at De.JOURNETT & SON S,
■— Corner Store, Rome, Ga.
Printing neatly executed here.
J. C. RAWLINS, Prop’r.
BROAD ST., ROME, GA.
Passengers taken to and from the Depot Free
of Charge. ocU>7olf
J. A. STANSBURY, Proprietor.
fIIHE above Hole’ is located within Twenty
1 Steps o*' the Railroad Platform. Baggage
handled free ot Charge. o-t6’7otf
ALBERT G. PITtIER. HENRY H. SMITH.
PITNER & SMITH,
Wholesale and Retail
Grocers & Commission Merchants
AND DKALBM IN
PURE KENTUCKY WHISKIES, &c.
No. 25, Corner Broad & Howard sts.,
ROME, - - GEORGIA.
CALL the attention of dealers to the fact
that they have just received the largest
Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, &c.,
ever offered in the Cherokee country, and
can furnish them at exactly New York prices.
Call and be convinced. sept22’7o-ly
Bones, Brown & Cos., I J. &S. Bones & Cos.,
Augusta, Ga. Rome, Ga.
Established 1825. | Established 1869.
J. &S. BONES & CO.
CUTitRY, PNS, &G,
WILL offer for sale, the coming season :
:vr>o Tons Swedes Iron,
75 Tons “Junks” Plow Steel,
A LARGE LOT OF
Imported Cutlery and Files,
Together with a full assortment of GEN
WE arc Agents for R. IIOE & CO'S. Pat
ent Inserted Tooth Circular Saws; Machine
Belting, Orange Rifle Powder, and Rome
Iron Manufacturing Co’s. Merchant Bar Iron
All of above to compete with any House
W. T. ARCHER,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Mattresses, Looking-Glasses, &c.
All of which I am offering at extremely low
82 Whitehall ,t„ : ATLANTA, GA.
J. H. CAVAN,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN ,
Fine Wines, Liquors & Cigars,
No. 11 Granite Block ,
Broad Street, - ATLANTA, GA.
AGENT FOR THE SALE OF THE
Celebrated Cincinnati LAGER BEERand ALE
sept 29 For the State of Georgia. 3m
(kill. & A. W. FORCE,
SION OF THE
BIG IRON BOOT,
Whitehall Street, : ; : Atlanta, Ga.
BOOTS, Shoes and Trunks, a complete Stock
and new Goods arriving daily! Gents’
Bools and Shoes, of the best makes. Ladies’
Shoes of all kinds. Boys, Misses and Children’s
Shoes of every grade and make,
W e are prepared to offer inducements to
Wholesale Trade. sept 2 -,’70-ly
BETTERTON. FORD & (0.,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Wines, Tobaccos, Cigars, &<*,,
NO. 209. MARKET ST., No. 209.
[ESTABLISHED IN 1855.)
AUG USTA, GEORGIA.
sept 22 1870 ly
Establishud in 1800.
T. R. RIPLEY,
Removed to Peachtree Street,
AVholesale Dealer in
CROCKERY & GLASSWARES,
WILL duplicate any Bills bought in any
Market, to the amount of One Hun
dred Dollars, and upwards, adding Freight.
P. S. All Goods guaranteed as represented
from this House, Aug 19 ly
CALHOUN, G A., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1870.
A. W. BALLEW. JOHN W. MARSHALL.
BALLEW & MARSHALL,
Hare just received and constantly receiv
ing, a fresh supply of
BACON, LARD, FLOUR, MEAL,
SUGAR, COFFEE, RICE,
Canned Fruits, Nuts, Oysters.
SARDINES, CHEESE, kc.
And, in fact, a full and complete assortmen
of Staple and Fancy Groceries.
We also keep one of the best Stocks of
WINES & LIQUORS,
in this part of the country.
If you want good, fresh Groceries, or Fine
Old Whiskies, Brandies, or Wines, give us a
WE are selling Liverpool Salt at $2,50 per
sack of 210 pounds, 150 pounds $2, 100 lbs.
$1,50, and will always keep a good supply
on hand. novlo’7otf
A. W. BALLEW,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Groceries,
Hardware, Queensware, &c.,
FACTORY YARNS, SHIRTINGS,
Railroad Strut, - - CALHOUN, GA.
Not. 10. 1870-ts
R. B. HACKNEY,
(At the Old Stand of M. H. Jackson,)
COURT HOUSE ST., CALHOUN, GA.
KEEPS constantly on hand a good supply
Tobacco, Cigars, Wines, Liquors, &c.
All who wish to get bargains will do well
to call on him.
MY Bar, in the rear, is always supplied
with the very best and purest of
Give me a call.
novlo’7otf R. B. HACKNEY.
E. R. SASSEEN,
[Formerly of Atlanta, Ga.~\
RESPECTFULLY announces to the travel
ling public, that he has refurnished and
refitted the above hotel, and is now ready to
accommodate all who may stop with him.
Rates moderate; nnd table furnished with
the best the market affords.
Calhoun, Ga.. August 19th, 1870—ts
CALHOUN, : : : ; GEORGIA.
ALL styles of Clocks, Watches and Jewelry
neatly repaired and warranted.
G. 11. BOAZ,
KEEPS FINE STOCK, and Vehicles to
correspond, and is at all times pre
pared to furnish any kind of
AT VERY LOW RATES FOR CASH.
Stock bought and sold on reasonable
J. H. ARTHUR,
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS.
Cutlery, Notions Ac.
Also keeps constantly on hand a choice
Tn all of which purchasers are offered in
ducements to buy.
Aug 11 1 6m
WHEAT GONE UP!
I PROPOSE to give $1.25 per bushel for
White Wheat, and sl.lO for Red Wheat,
when taken in payment of any accounts due
on my books.
Let those who owe me now, bring on their
Wheat and get good prices for it.
M. H. JACKSON.
Calhoun, Ga., October 6,1870 —ts
Railroad Boarding House,
By MRS, SKELLEY,
CALHOUN, - GEORGIA.
Within ten steps of the 'Depot ©ct!Btf
Honesty the best Policy.
Charles Perrin lost both parents be
fore he could articulate their names,
and was obliged to go to a charity house
for his education. At the age of fifteen,
he was hired by a fanner to be a sheph
erd in the neighborhood, who had a
daughter named Lucetta, who kept her
father’s sheep. They often met and
were fond of being together. Five
years thus passed, when their sensations
became more serious.
Perrin proposed to Lucetta to demand
her from her father; she blushed and
confessed her willingness. As she had
an errand to the town next day, the op
portunity of her absence was chosen for
making the proposal. “You want to
marry my daughter; said the old man.”
“ Have you a house to cover her or
money to maintain her ? Lucetta’s for
tune is not enough for both. It won’t
do, Perrin, it won’t do.”
“ But,” replied Perrin, “ I have hands
to work; I have laid up twenty crowns
of my wages, which will defray the ex
penses of the wedding; I’ll work the
harder and lay up more.”
“ Well,” said the old man, “ you are
young and may wait a little; get rich
and my daughter is at your service.”
Perrin waited for Lucetta’s returnin'?
m the evening. “ Has my father given
you a refusal ?” cried Lucetta. “Ah,
Lucetta,” cried Perrin, “ how unhappy
am I for being poor ! But I have not
lost all hopes. My circumstances may
change for the better.” As they never
grew tired of conversing together, the
night grew on and it became dark.—
Perrin making a false stop, fell on the
ground. He found a bag which was
heavy. Drawing towards a light in the
neighborhood, he discovered that it was
full of gold. “ I thank heaven,” cried
Perrin, in a transport, “ for being favor
able to our wishes. This will satisfy
your father, and make us happy.”
On their way to her father’s house, a
thought struck Perrin. “ This money
is not ours; it belongs to some stranger,
and perhaps at this moment he is lament
ing the loss of it. Let us go to the
vicar for advice. He has always been
kind.” Perrin put the bag into the
vicar’s hand, saying that at first he
looked on it as a providential present to
remove the only obstacle to their mar
riage ; but that he now doubted whether
he could lawfully retain it. The vicar
eyed the lovers with attention. He ad
mired iheir honesty, which appeared
even to surpass their affection. “ Per
rin,” said he, “cherish these senti
ments.” Heaven will bbfojs you. We*
will endeavor to find out the owner.—
He will reward your honesty; I will
add what I can spare. You shall have
The bag was advertised in the news
papers and cried in the neighboring
parishes. Some time having elapsed,
and the money not demanded, the vicar
carried it to Perrin. “These 12,000
livres bear at present no profit. You
may reap the interest at least. Lay
them out in such a manner as to insure
the sum itself to the owner, if he shall
Perrin one evening, returning home
ward f.-oin h ; s work, saw a chaise over
turned wiih two gentlemen in L. He
ran to their assistance, and offered
them every accommodation his small
house could afford. “ This spot,” said
one of the gentlemen, “is very fatal to
me. Ten years ago I lost here twelve
thousand livres.” Perrin listened with
attention. “ What search made you for
them said he. “It was not in my
power,” replied the stoangev, “to make
any search. I was hurrying to Port
l’Orient to embark so: the Indies, for
the vessel was ready to sail.”
Next morning, Perrin showed to h‘s
guests h’s house, his garden, his cattle,
and mentioned the produce of his fields.
“All these are your property ’ ; said he ;
addressing the gentleman who had lost
the bag; “the money fell into my
hands; I purchased ibis farm with it;
this farm is yours. The vicar has an
instrument which secures yorr property
though I had d ; ed without seeing you.”
The stranger read the ins*, urnent
with emotion. He looked on Perrin,
Lucetta and the children.
I?” cried he, “ and what do I hear ?
What v’rtue in people so low ! Have
you any other land Tmt this farm ?”
“ No,” replied Pen-in ; “ but you will
have occasion for a tenant; and I hope
you will allow me to remain here.” —
“ Your honesty deserves a bdtter re
compense,” answered the stranger; “my
success in trade has been great, and I
have forgotten the loss. You are well
entitled to this little fortune; keep it
as your own.”
What man in this world would have
acted like Perrin? Perrin and Lucetta
shed tears of affcciion and joy. “My
dear children,” said he, “ kiss the hand
of your benefactor. Lucetta. this farm
now belongs to us, and. we can enjoy it
without anxiety or remorse.” Thus was
Let those who desire the reward,
practice the virtue.
— > ►
A Puzzled Dutchman.
A Wisconsin secular paper contains
the following good story ; One who does
not believe in immersion for baptism,
was holding a protracted meeting, and
one night preached on the subject of
baptism. In the course of his remarks
he said, some believe it necessary to go
down into the water, and come up out of
it. to be baptised. But this he claimed
to be fallacy, for the preposition ‘into,’
of the scriptures, should be rendered
differently, for it does not mean into at
all times. “Moses,” he said, “we are
told, went up into a mountain, and the
Saviour was taken info a high moun
tain, etc. Now we do not suppose that
either went into a mountain, but unto it.
So with goiug down into the water ; it
means simply going down close bv or
near to the water, and being baptised
in the ordinary way by sprinkling or
He carried this idea out fully, and in
due season and style closed his discourse,
when an invitation was given for any
one so disposed to arise and express his
thoughts. Quite a number of the breth
ren arose and said they were glad they
had been present on this occasiou. that
they were well pleased with the sound
sermon they had just heard, and felt
their souls greatly blessed. Finally a
corpulent gentleman of Teutonic ex
traction, a stranger to all, arose and
broke a silence that was almost painful,
“Mister Breacher. I ish so glad I vash
here to-nigh, for I has had explained to
my mint some dings dat I nefer could
pelief pefore, Oh, I so glad dat into docs
not mean into at all, but shust close by
or near to, for can pelief man ish dings
vot I could not pelief pefore. AYe reat
Mister Breacher, dat Taniel vas cast in
to de den of lions and came out 01-fe !
Now I never could pelief dat. for de
wilt beasts would shust eat him right
off; put now it is ferry clear to my mint.
He vas shust close py or near to, and
tid not get into de ten at all. Oh, 1
ish so glad I vash here to-nigh.
“Again we reat dat be Hebrew chil
dren vas cast into de firish furnace, and
dat air alwish looking like a peeg story
too, for they would have peen purnt up;
put it ish all plain to my mint now, for
they were shust cast near by or close to
the firish furnace. Oh I vas so glad I
vas here to-night!
“And den, Mister Breacher, it ish said
dat Jouah was cast into the sea and ta
ken into the whalesh’ pelly. Now 1
never could peliove that. It alwaysh
seemed to me to be a peeg feesh story,
put it isb all plain to my mint now. lie
vash not into the whalesh’ pelly at all,
but shust shumdt onto his pack and rode
ashore. O, I vash so g l at I vash here
“And now, Mister Breacher, if you
will shust explain two more bassages of
Scriptures I shall be, O, so happy dat I
vash here to-night! one of them is
it saish de vicked shall pe cast into a
lake that pu*ns with fire and primstone
always. 0! Mister Breacher, shall I
pe cast into that lake if I am vicked?
or shust close py or near to, shust near
enough to pe comfortable ? O! I hopes
you tell me I shall pe cast only shust
py a good way off, a id I vill pe so glad
I vas here to-right! The other bassage
is that vich saish, blessed ere they who
do these commandments, that they may
have right to the dree of life and enter
in through the gates of the city and not
shust close by or near to, shust near en
ough to see vat I have lost, and I shall
be so glat I vas here to-night.”
“Uncle Ned” and the Scala
A Baltimore correspondent of the
New ltork World, under the head of
“Humors of the Registration,” tells the
following good one:
An old negro whose venerable appear
ance indicated that he had seen more
than the allotted threescore years and
ten, presented himself for registration in
Bladensburg, when the following con
versation took place between “Uncle
Ned” and a Radical who was watching
the proceedings in the interest of his
Radical—How long have you lived in
this district, uncle?
Uncle Ncu —More dan fifty year. I’se
only been to Washington once or twice
in dat time. An’boss, (to the registrar)
I want to be registered on the ri o ht side.
I’se gwine to vote de Democratic ticket.
Radical —How's that? You owe your
freedom to the Republicans; the Demo
crats didn’t free you.
Uncle Ned—You’se mistaken ’bout
dat, boss. De Radicals didn’t free me.
I was raised by Democrats and owned by
Democra s, and my massa he feed me.
Then a happy thought striking the
old fallow, he turned, to his questioner
“Didn’t you use to own niggers, boss?”
Uncle Ned—Well, did you free ’em ?
Radical—No. The laws of the State
in which I lived would not permit me
to do that.
Uncle Ned—Well, den, why don’t you
run dem off to Canady, lit e you did
when you come here and went to fooling
wid gentlemen’s niggers?
That scalawag didn’t “interview” any
more darkeys that day.
A Wife in Distress. —“I\-ay tell
me, my dear, what is the cause of tho;,e
“Oh, such a disgrace !”
“Oh, I have opened one o'* your let
ters, supposing it to be addressed to my
self. Certainly it looks more like Mrs.
“Is that all ? What harm can there
be in a wife opening her husband’s let
‘ No harm in the thing itself, but the
contents. Such a disgrace ?”
“Who has dared to write me a letter
unfit to be read by my wife ?” “Oh no;
it is couched in the most chaste and
beauti ul language—but the contents !
the contems 1” H re the wife buried
her face in her handkerchief and com
menced sobbing aloud, while her hus
band eagerly caught up the epistle that
had nearly broken his wife’s heart.
It was a bill from the printer for three
year’s subscription for the newspaper.
Husbands, take the hint, and keep
square with your publisher !
Falls for Five Bays, in
Clear weather, on a Group
of Graves, and Nowhere
For several clays past there have been
mysterious and vague rumors of a most
remarkable meteorological phenomenon
out at the Catholic graveyard, on Stone
street, above the Three-Mile Creek. It
is asserted by those who say they have
seen it that for the last five days n
gentle shower has fallen continuously
on the lot of the Leiuoine family, iu
which are buried Mr. A’ictor Leiuoine
and many others of his family. With
a view of getting at the Lets of this
most extraordinary affair, we had last
night an interview with Mr. Ixmis B.
Lemoine, employed at Asa Holt’s, a son
of the deceased A’ictor Lemoine. who
died in 1851, who relates the following
“ Having heard that it was reported
that it had been raining several days on
the enclosed ground which forms my
family burying-ground in the Catholic
burying-ground on Stone street, above
the Three-mile creek. I drove out there
last evening to satisfy myself, and to
my intense astonishment I saw that a
column of rain was coming down with
out ceasing, which, although hardly
powerful enough to lay the dust, was
enough to w 7 et the hands or any article,
and at times it rained quite hard. The
volume of rain fell inside of the en
closure, and nowhere else, as the weather
was and had been bright and clear all
the time during the five days the rain
had been falling on these graves. There
are thirteen of my family b#Ked in the
lot of ground upon which it has been
raining. My mother, brother and sis
ters visited the spot yesterday and the
day before to satisfy themselves about
the truth of this matter, and declare
that they, too, saw this wonderful phe
nomenon. It has also been seen by
over two hundred persons. I took a
friend with me when I visited the spot,
who also saw 7 the rain falling as describ
ed. Mr. John Rosset, the keeper of
the cemetery, told me that the rain had
commenced falling in heavy drops about
five days ago. lam willing to take my
oath as to the truth of this statement.”
So incredible did this extraordinary
affair seem, that those who saw it several
days ago refrained from stating or as
serting what they had seen, for fear
that not only their veracity, but their
sanity would be questioned, and it was
only until a number of gentlemen of the
first respectability had seen and reported
the result of their personal observations,
any credence was attached to the truth
of the matter. Take it altogether, it is
certainly the most astounding and mira
culous atmospheric wonder that has
ever been witnessed in this part of the
world, and will doubtless afford abun
dant food for thought, research, and
observation, not only among scientific
men, but among all classes. There are
so many who vouch for the truth of Air.
Lcmoine’s statement, and his character
for veracity is such, that there can no
longer be any doubt of the fact that it
has been raining for the past five days
on the graves of his kindred.
The Old Fashion Mother. —That
old fashioned mother! One in all the
world, the law of whose life is love ; one
who has the divinity of our infancy, and
the sacred presence in the shrine of our
first ea’ thly idolatry; one whose heart
is far below the frosts that gather so
quickly on her brow; one to whom we
never grow old, but in the plumed troop,
or in the grave council, are children
still; one who welcomes our coining, and
never forgets us—never. And when,
in some closet, some drawer, some corner,
she finds a garment or a toy that once
was ours, how does she weep, as she
th’nks we mav be suffering or sad. Does
tne battle of life drive the wanderex to
the old homestead at last? Her hand is
upon his shoulder; her dim and fading
eyes are kindled with something of the
li . lit of other days as she gazes upon
the worn and troubled faces. Be of
stout hea r i. my son; no harm can reach
But sometimes that arm chair is set
back against the wall, the coiner »s va
cant, or occupied by strangeis, and they
seek the dea r old occupant in grave
yard. Grant you never have! Pray
God I never may !
Stood it Till He Got Mad.— The
Detroit Free Press, relates an incident
which occurred on the return of an ex
cursion party from that city. Soon af
ter the boat left Toledo, the steward was
approached by an excited individual,
who asked him if he was the captain.
The steward replied in the negative, at
the same t»me giving his rank. “Have
you tha power to put a man out o~ the
cabiu ? ’ enquired the stranger. “AVell,
yes, if he’s disorderly, I have,” replied
the steward. “AVell, sir, look in here
and sec them, will 3 r ou?” said the si ran
ger, leading the oificial round to the
door. The steward looked in upon the
motley group, and replied ihat he saw
nothing out of the way. “You don’t,
eh ?” “Don’t you see a man sitting there
embracing a woman ?” “A\ r ell. yes ” re
plied the steward, ‘ but what of that?
Hasn’t a fellow a right to embrace his
wife?” “That’s just what I want you
to run him out for,” replied the stran
ger, dancing around; “that's wy wife,
and I’ve stood it so long that I’ve got
To make a man adrunkaid. give him
a w ife who will scold him every time he
An exchange says : “Philadelphia
has female undertakers.” AY hat do
bey undertake ? To get married ?
Mon struck down by sctirw tlJe calm
ly under the process of swift bodily de
cay. Those afflicted with typhus have
the paroxysm and the occasional deli
riums of fever. Sauley island, if bwnte
could have seen it. would have surest-*
ed anew circle of torment for the in
ferno. The sentries there were posted
for use and not for show, for ever aucf
anon some poor maddened creature would
break loose from the nurses and doctors
and make for the river like a hunted
deer. Hideous cries of pain came day
and night in fitful and intermittent cho
rus, and as they were borne on the wind
to the camp of the besiegers, were duly
reported by telegraph to Corny and to
the world as “shouting in Meta.” THe
reports were right; it was shouting with
a vengeance, and they were right in call
ing it a “demonstration" t*>o; but it was
a demonstration against the tyranny and
cruelty of the demon of pain not in fa
vor of the regency and the immediate
surrender as the ingenious besiegers were
sometimes inclined to suppose.
Once a maddened fugitive succeeded
in reaching the river, the sentry not
having the heart to bring him down
with his piece, and swimming it, he ran
wet and naked for a go<>d two miles to
l>on St. Martin, where the Marshal’s
men were giving a barrack-room ball.—
Hashing into the midst of the partys
which broke up on all sides to make way
for him, this herald of death never once
paused till he stood in front of the or
chestra, and there, in a wild and devil
ish traverstie of the pas soul ala mode
de Paris, he finished his day’s ruu and
his life course together, and was carried
out to rest for that night, and forever, in
a ditch in the fields.
The camp’s amusement was spoiled
for that n ght, but it continued the next
as it had gone on before, with all the
vigor the circumstances would allow.—
The dancers, before the madman rushed
in to disturb them, were they very skill
fully arranged. Those who were iu
good health kept their own corner of tho
room. The scurvy-stricken, by special
regulation, formed a set by themselves.
Remember, they were all men, and re
member, too, that, as a faithful narrator,
it is out of my power in the prepent case
to present you with anything but a pic--
ture of the horrors of war. The whole'
story of the siege of Metz is one of hor
rors. There is nothing bright, or joy
ous. or hopeful about it. Scurvy, as I
have said, was admitted to the ball un
der proper regulations. Typhus as a
measure of general safety, was not per
mitted to attend at all. lienee the great
impropriety and seandalof the intrusion
of the madman aforesaid.
Muffling the Tii n .OAT. —What in
the best mode of protecting the throat
from colds where a person is very sus
ceptible to them? The common way of
protecting the throat is to bundle and
wrap it up closely, thus over-heating
and rendering it tender and sensitive,
and more liable to colds and inflama
tions than before. This practice is all
wrong and results in much evil. Espe
cially is this the case with children, and
when in addition to the muffling of the
throat, the extremities are insufficiently
clad, as is often the case, the best possi •
ble conditions arc presented for the pro
duction of sore throat, coughs, croup,
and all sorts of throat affections. It is
wrong to exclude cold air from the neck,
and if it is kept over heated a portion of
the time, when it is exposed, some form
of disarrangement of the throat will bo
apt to occur. The rule in regard to
clothing the neck should be to keep it
as cool as comfort will allow. In doing
so you will suffer much less from throat
ailments than if you are always fearful
of having a little cold air come in con
tact with the neck. Any one who has
been accustomed to have his throat muf
fled, should be careful to leave off grad
ually, and not all at once. —Herald of
Josh Billings has issued the follow
ing circular of “Official business.”
Office of “Josh B'lungs’ Far- 7
MERS’ ALMANAX FOR 1871.” |
Mi Dear Edilur :
Sum men are born great, sum git
great after they are born, sum have
greatness hove upon them, and some
suit troubled with neither.
But (mi dear phellow) the objekt in
writing this epistol is not this, but to
inform you that I shall let loose about
the middle of October IS7O, “ Josh Bit -
Allmanax for 1871.”
No family who keeps a two horse
carriage should be without bis Alima-'
As anshunt Knower. phull of phaith,
let slip the pure innocent dove from his
Ark. so I doez let slip this Alimanax,
and hope it wont cum back. All good
housewifes will find in this Allmanax,
how to train up their husbands in the
way they should go. and tba wont de
part from it, and also bow to make a
To the weary wanderer this Allmanax
will be a guide bord, showing the near
est cut to the next town, and to the
sorry, a soda fuuntain of gimuastic de
This Allmanax gives the piography,
etimology, and possidy of bugs, beasts,
and little cold fishes, and tells us. with
the fondness of a step-pareut, the right
time to trade oph a dog.
In konklusion it gives me great plcz
zure to remark,
That kussid are lobsters and milk for
supper, for they hate no bowels oph
mercy, nor mercy for bowels.
With great flexibility of karaCter, I
am your limber friend,
Josh Billings, AUmiaacter.