The Evening Sentinel.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, - - ■ - OCTOBER 2, 1878.
SIGNALS BY THE WAY.
Macon is in better health than she
has been in many days.
The Brown House will have forty
rooms ready for the accommodation
of transient customers on Tuesday
Out of a voting population of
about 5,200 in Bibb there are only
about 1,700 who have settled up
with the tax-collector.
'J o-day the Fall session of Mercer
University commences. Students
have been arriving for several days,
and the attendance will be large.
Charleston and Carolina.
There is due the city over SIOO,-
000 past due taxes.
Charleston will give an unprece
dentedly grand ovation .to Hampton
Romeo and Juliet will be given
by an amateur company next Thurs
A number of respectable Demo
crats have been nominated on the
Radical ticket of Georgetown.
In Lancaster county, S. C.,the Re
publicans see that, as such, they
have no chance, and want to get up
a Labor Reform and Greenback
Governor Hampton has been in
formed that the Government cannot
entertain his offer to hold himself
responsible for whatever sum it
might be decided should be paid by
South Carolina on account of the In
ternal Revenue or whisky tax.
The Hook and Ladder boys have
received their new truck.
Mr. Perry Chisolm had the mis
fortune to again fracture his leg.
Mr. Marion L. Roberts of the
Southern Express Company, left
Tuesday for Augusta.
The military authorities intend
making Atlanta their headquarters
from hygienic considerations.
A party of children in Atlanta
took a fifteen mile promenade on the
Macon ana Western Railroad. They
were brought back to the city.
The bottom is dropping out of
Farmer Arnold’s campaign. This
should impress the farmers with the
grand idea of having plenty of room
at the top.
The “Constitution” appeared yes
terday in new livery and bright,
cheery countenance. The type is
dear, soft and beautiful, ano the
“Constitution’s” mechanical make
up is more in keeping with its ad
mirable editorial management. It
is a joy to Atlanta and a pride to the
The receipts of cotton from the
Ist of September to the 30th inclu
sive, have been 104,409 bales.
The Screven House is now being
put in thorough order, and will be
opened for the reception of guests
under the new management about
The State at Large.
An Atlanta correspondent of the
Chicago “Tribune” (Rad.) says that
the Radicals of the Fourth District
will nominate Judge Bigby for Con
gress, and that Bigby has consented
The Wayesboro Expositor records
the fact that the planters are settling
their accounts with promptness this
year. These are not as large as last
year, and promise to be beautifully
less next year.
A fire occurred at Columbus last
Saturday morning in the residence
of Mr. B. K. Edgar, which was en
tirely consumed. All the inmates
were asleep, and would have been
burned but for the house cat, which,
it is stated, went from room to room
pulling the bed clothes, and keeping
up a terrible squalling.
The friends of Judge George N.
Lester have decided to close the
campaign at Cartersville, on Satur
day, the second of November, with a
rousing barbecue and mass meeting.
Governor Colquitt, General Gordon
and General Gartrell have been in
vited to be present, and Judge Lester
himself will be on hand.
In the early part of last week two
United States Deputy Marshals,
Henry Robison and Tom Smith,
were sent to execute a warrant
against an old gentleman by the
name of Long, residing in Fannin
county, whom they arrested, and
were on their way back to Dahlon
ega. when the sons of the prisoner
confronted them in the public road,
and, with leveled guns, commanded
the officers to “stop right thar” and
release their man. Messrs. Smith
and Robinson seeing that the par-
lies who emerged suddenly from the
woods, had the “drop” on them, de
livered up their man as the only al
ternative, when they proceeded on
their way without further molesta
FACT AND FANCIES
Missing men—Bad marksmen.
A sham-poo—Affected contempt.
Squashes are cut gourd this sea
Green pairs—Young unmarried
Men of sound principles—Musi
_ Strange beha viour—A vessel “hug
ging” the coast.
“Don’t give it a whey” is a paral
lel expression to “cheese it.”
A speech from the thrown —“I’ll
never ride horseback again.”
Most of the poetry mills are run
ning full time on Autumn styles.
Chinese actors differ from all
others in not following their queues.
"Patrick, do you think the Turk
will be driven out of Europe?” “Yes,
by the powers !”
“I fear that you do not quite ap
prehend me,” as the jail bird said to
his baffled pursuers.
“I want to get at the true inward
ness of this thing,” as the worm re
marked to the apple.
When Thomas gets to Cincinnati
he will be expected to turn all the
pigs’ tails into whistles.
A New York shirt store has th s
sign: “Society for the engagement
of wearing clean shirts.”
“Whither thou goest, I ghost,” is
what Hamlet said to the materiali
zation of his deceased progenetor.
There is a man in Virginia who
says he has not slept for fifteen
years, and that he lies and thinks
all night. We cannot vouch for his
thinking, but he evidently keeps on
lying all day, too.
An up-country paper chronicles a
big church collection, and wants to
know who can beat it. There are
men in Augusta who 'can beat any
church collection. They attend only
the evening service.
The longest night in Norway
lasts three months, and when a
young man goes to see his girl, her
mother, before retiring, tells h»r not
to ruin her health by sitting up
more than two months.
Blanton Duncan wants Congress
to assemble and mike a national do
nation to the yellow fever sufferers.
We beg Blanton to pause. Having
partially got rid of one epidemic, let
us not hasten to invite another.
He Didn’t Know.
[From the Hackensack Republican. |
It was on a ball ground. He was
a young man, and hail a memoran
dum book in his hand. He was
working away with a pencil, and
presently a man leaned over and
“ What’s the score ?”
“ I don’t know !” was the reply.
Then there were a few moments of
silence, during which time Hie young
man figured away until another man
approached and asked:
“ What inning is this ?”
“Don’t know'” was the sullen re
“Oh, you don’t” said the querist,
sarcastically, “ well, you needn’t be
putting on airs over it, as if I were
asking you the secrets of Free
He had no more than recovered
from the shock than another man
walked over to him and inquired:
“ Was that last a two or three
This made the young man mad,
and he replied not.
The inquirer passed, and he en
joyed five minutes’ peace when a
ragged little gamin stepped up to
him and yelled: “ Say, mister, how
many runs ahead are the Jerseys?”
Then a man asked him which pa
per he represented, and while he
was simmering with rage another
fellow walked up to him to make
some inquiry, but before he could
open his mouth to do so the man
with the memorandum book cut
him short, by jumping up and
screaming, “ I don’t know the score;
I don’t know what inning it is; I
don’t know a curve-pitcher from a
history of Paraguay ; I am not con
nected with any paper ; now don’t
ask me any more questions. It’s a
pity if a man can’t sit down to com
pose a few verses for a lady’s auto
graph album without being bored to
death about a game of ball!”
Then he resumed his seat, red in
the face, and was allowed ta continue
his verses in peace.
When a young couple are seen vis
iting a “furniture mart,” you may
interpret it into a pretty fair sign
that “th» happy day” is not far dis
EUGENIE AT CONSTANTINOPLE
IN 1869 AND AT EMS IN 1878.
An Interesting Sketch by a Well
Known French Journalist.
[Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune.]
Paris, August 20. —Os the large
and brilliant staff of the “Figaro” no
name is better known than that of
Albert Wolff. He has just returned
from a flying trip to the German
mountains, and, in his “Courrier
•d’un Touriste,” gives the following
graphic reminiscences of the former
Empress of the French, whose name
was on all Europe’s lips during the
eighteen years of the second empire,
now passed into history.
Eugenie at Constantinople.
If the Parisian tourist has gone
through the North, it is because he
has a good reason for taking so
roundabont a route. He wishes, by
stopping at Ems, to see once again a
woman about whom for eighteen
years revolved Parisian elegance. I
had not seen her s-since 1869. At
Constantinople I met her for the last
time. It will soon be nine years
since then. Her arrival there made
a great sensation. The two banks of
the Bosphorus were covered with
curious people. Hundreds of tiny
steam yachts and thousands of boats
were to be seen at the entrance to
the Sea of Marmora,before the point
of the Seraglio. The preceding day
the grand vizier, accompansed by a
flotilla, had gone to meet the tourist
as far as the Dardanelles; the foreign
colonies had chartered steamers
which joined the official flotilla. To
ward inid-day the batteries placed at
the Seraglio point gave the signal of
the entrance. Immediately the Turk
ish iron-clad fleet, gathered for the
occasion, replied by formidable sa
lutes. An elegant yacht, escorted by
more than half a hundred steam
boats, arrived from the sun-lit Sea of
Marmora. It was the Aigle, bearing
the Empress Eugenie.
It may be said that this journey
was the anotheosis of a woman
whose beauty had put her on a
throne on which so many illustrious
princesses had preceded her. That
day the Empress was really a sov
ereign ; for the first time she truly
represented France in those distant
lands. It was the first and last time.
At Paris the Empress Eugenie had
found adulators and courtiers, but it
is certain that the French people did
not look upon her as a sovereign.
They could not pardon this pretty
woman for her antecedents. She
was not born on the steps of a
throne. If now she was at the Tui
leries, it was because the Princesses
of the blood had disdained the high
situation she occupied by chance.
Napoleon 111., in a proclamation
that has long been famous, had
marked his wife in the forehead by a
careless word; he had qualified him
self before the crowd by the term
“parvenue,” in order to explain how
a simple Countess could sit upon the
throne of France, formerly so envied
by the most illustrious houses in
Europe. The Parisian multitude
kept this word, for its Empress Eu
Was Never But a “Parvenue.”
The word is historic. It can then
be written without fear of adding a
wound to the heart of a woman who
now has fallen back to the.rank of a
simple tourist. But it is certain that
the word set down the Empress Eu
genie as an exception. “Parvenue”
she was by her origin; she remained
“parvenue” on the pinnacle. From
the moment that a womgn is placed
on a throne, it pleases the crowd that
that woman be a true Princess. If
not, she may in vain show all the
qualities of spirit and courage; to
the electors of universal suffrage she
will always remain a contraband
sovereign. The Empress showed
herself more than once worthy of
her high position. She was espe
cially a true Princess on two occa
sions—at Amiens, by her courage
and feeling; at Constantinople,where,
surrounded by honors, she repre
sented France, great and powerful.
The day of her entrance into Con
stantinople, the Countess of Montijo
really wore the imperial crown with
more brilliancy than on the occa
sion of her marriage at Notre Dame.
These two bright dates, which are
between the debuts of the Countess
of Montijo and the travels of the
Countess of Pierrelonds, ought to
compensate for many bitternesses.
The tourist whom, denuded of pres
tige, I have just seen upon the prome
nade at Ems, can find a consolation
No Princess of the blood would
have shown more feeling during the
famous visit to the cholera stricken
population of Amiens; no sovereign
would have represented her country
with more majesty than this “parve
nue” on the day of her entrance
Eugenie at Ems.
I have just returned from seeing
once again the former Empress at
Ems. Unless from absolute necessi
ty, one cannot understand this
choice. The pretty watering-place
upon the Lahn is like the funeral
monument of the Napoleonic dynas
ty. The entrance that the countess
of Pierrefonds has just made into
Ems cannot be compared to the tri
umphal entrance of the Empress into
the Bosphorus. A small; station, a
public composed of idle bathers, an
ordinary carriage—nojmore. Dressed
in black, the countess of Pierrafond
descended, accompanied by the
duchess of Monchy and the marquie
Chance has cruel ironies. Every
body knows that in the German
watering towns each house has
its sign. The one at which the
Countess of Pierrefonds alighted is
called the Elysee, like the palace
from which the future Emperor pre
ceded to his marriage. The depth ■
of the fall can be measured by the*
two facades—in Paris, a magnificent
palace; in Ems, a modest cottage.
The furnished hotel at Ems is an
Elysee in the same degree that the
Countess of Pierrefonds is the Em
press of the French.
I was not present at this modest
entry, but an occurrence took place
which I willingly mention because
it ought to have given a moment’s
happiness to a woman whom I pity.
On the arrival of the ex-Empress the
crown that, taken as a whole, repre
sented all nations,
All heads were bent forward on the
passage of this unfortuate woman.
I do not believe the Empress was ever
saluted with more entire deference
and more profound sympathy.
Years, sadness, exile, have done
their work. She, who a little while
ago, passed on the promenade has
shared the common destiny. For
merly I saw her at the beach of
Tourville, with one of those large
canes she has made so fashionable
and which gave the elegantes of the
second empire such a manly appear
ance. The Countess oi Pierrefonds
always carries a walking stick ; but
it is not the one of former days, not
the one of the Empress. She now
carries a true staff—a man’s cane —
upon which she leans when walk
ing. At her aspect, I thought, in
spite of myself, of the ruins of the
Tuileries —majestic yet in their de
Thanks to the solitude of Piince
George of Prussia, the Countess ofj
Pierrefonds has found at Ems a sort
Souvenir of Her Former Splendor.
The “authoritlies and functionaries
have had a thousand cares for her.
The director of the post office has
detailed a special postman with the
service of the former Empress,
charged with the delivery of her
letters to her immediately on their
arrival. The telegraph manage
ment have shown a like courtesy.
A commissary of the Government
was placed at her disposal with the
utmost dispatch. The crowd, al
ready predisposed in favor of an un
fortunate woman, has given an ex
ample of even greater deference. On
the promenade, people respectfully
stand aside to give free passage to
the ex-Empr.ss of the French, who
appears greatly moved by this at
tention. I once again see on her
lips that graceful smile of happier
1 do not remember having bowed
to the Empress at Paris. Towards
the close ot the empire it wasbon-ton
to appear to disdain the Government.
The countess Montijo was not prince
ly enough for us tradesmen’s sons,
born in the back-shop! On the
pinnacle, site remained for the po
pulace what she originally was —a
On findftig her again, after nine
long years, in exile, far from that
Parisian life which she ruled as an
undisputed sovereign, with her little
court of faithful adhearers, walking,
leaning on a stick, 1 felt my heart
weighted down involuntarily as I
saluted the ill-starred woman My
thoughts carried me back to the
time when the Good Fairy escorted
the Empress Eugenie. Is not, any
way, the life of this woman
A Real Fairy Tale,
With the difference that the tradi
tonal apotheosis is placed in the
middle not at the end of the story?
Putting politics aside, the denoune
ment is saddening. Destiny seems
only to have carried the Countess of
Montijo so high to demonstrate to
her the hollowness of all things hu
It costs me nothing to avow that
1 have partaken of the painful im
pression of the crowd which flocked
to the station to give a last tribute
of respectful sympathy to a great
and unfortunate woman. Men who
have hearts, no matter what may be
their opinions, and for whom I
write, will understand me. If for
the others this frank avowal ought
to close for me forever the road to
the Presdency of the Republic, you
perceive me abundantly consoled for
CHANGE OP SCHEDULE.
Ohablottb. Columbia <t Augusta R. R. C 0.,)
Genebal Passengeb Depabtment, >
Columbia, 8- C., September 22, 1878. J
r riHE following Passenger Schedule will be
1 operated on and after Sunday, the 22d
CHARLOTTE, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA
BTATIOM. TBAIN NO. 4. TBAIN NO. 2.
Leave Augusta. . ....7:00, a. m. 6:40 p. m.
Leave Graniteville....7:Bß, a. m. 7:24 p. m.
Arrive Columbia... .10:58, a. m. 11:15 p. m.
Leave Columbia 4:05, a. m.
Leave Chester 1:43, p. m.
Arrive Charlotte.... 3:50, p. m.
CHARLOTTE, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA-
STATIONS. TBAIN NO. 3. TBAIN NO. 1.
Leave Charlotte 1:10, p. m.
Leave Chester 2:58, p. m.
Arrive at Columbia.. 5:45, p. m.
Leave Columbia 5:50, p. m. 3:21 a. m.
Leave Graniteville 9:06, p. m. 6:21 a. m.
Arrive at, Augusta.... 9:55, p. m. 7:00 a.m.
WILMINGTON. COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA
DAY TBAIN. NIGHT TBAIN.
Leave Columbia 11:50 p. m.
Leave Florence 2:30 p. m.
Arrive a Wilmington. 7:30 p. m. 8:30 a. m.
WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA
DAY TBAIN. NIGHT TBAIN.
Leave Wilmington.... 10:25 a. m. 7:25 p. m.
Leave Florence 3:20 p. m. 11:47 p. m.
Leave Sumter 1:30 a. m.
Arrive Junction 3:15 a.m.
Arrive at Columbia... 3:22 a.m.
Train No. 3 runs daily, and o< nnects at Au
gusta with Port Royal train for Savannah.
Through Pullman sleeper via Lynchburg and
Charlotte, between Washington and Augusta,
Train No. 4—Through Pullman sleeper on
this tram between Augusta and Washington,
via Charlotte and Lynchburg, daily, reaching
Washington at 8:00, a. m., and New York at
4:05, p m., by limited express, and 5:10, p. m.
Train No. 1 runs daily, via Wilmington and
connects at Augusta for ail points South and
Sleeping Cars from Wilmington to Augusta
on this train.
Train No. 2 runs daily, makes close connec
tions at Wilmington, Columbia and Augusts
for all points North, via Wilmington and Rich
mond. via Wilmington and Bay Lines, and via
Old Dominion Line.
Passengers by this Train arrive in New York
at 9:35, a. m., of second day after leaving Au
gusta. Sleeping Oars on this Train between
Augusta and Wilmington.
Trains 1 and 2 connect only via Wilmington,
and trains 3 and 4 only via Charlotte.
Through Tickets sold and Baggage checked
to all Principal Points.
JNO. R. MACMURDO,
Gen’l Pas’ger and Ticket Agt., C., C. & A. R.R.
Gen'l Pas’ger and Ticket Agt., W., C. A A. R,R,
T. D. KLINE,
Superintendent C., C. A A. R. B.
J. F. DIVINE.
sep22-tf Superintendent W.. C. AA.R. R.
THE .MAGNOLIA PASSENGER ROUTE.
Pobt Royal Railboad, 1
Augusta. Ga., June Ist, 1878. f
qVHE FOLLOWING PASSENGER SCHED
JL ULE will be operated on and after June
NIGHT PASSENGER TRAIN.
GOING SOUTH — NO. 1, DAILY.
Leave Augusta, via P. R. R. B 10:00 p. m.
Arrive at Yemassee, via P. R. R. R 2:50 a. m.
Leave Yemassee, via S. AC. K R. . 3:20 a. m.
Arrive at Charleston, via 8. A C. R. R 8:20 a. m.
Arrive at Savannah, via 8. A O. R. R. 8:00 a. m.
Leave Savannah 4:10 p. m.
Arrive at Jacksonville, via Fla CKR 9:25 a. m.
Leave Yemassee, via P. R. R. R.... 3:35 a. m.
Arrive at Beaufort, via P. R. R. R.. 4:58 a. m.
Arrive at Port Royal, via P. B. B. B. 5:15 a. m.
GOING NOBTH —No. 2. DAILY.
Leave Port Boyal, via P. B. B. 8.. 11:00 p. m.
Leave Beaufort, via P. B. B. B 11:23 p. m.
Arrive at Yemassee, via P. B. B. R 1:00 a, m.
Leave Jacksonville, via Fla. O. B. R 3:45 p. m.
Arrive at Savannah, via A. A G. B. B. 8:40 a. m.
Leave Savannah, via 8. A C. B. 8... 8:30 p. m.
Arrive at Yem ssoe.via 8. A O. B. R. 1:20 a. m.
Leave Yemassee, via P. B. B. R.... 2:00 a. m.
Arrive at Augusta, via P. R. R.. 6:40 a. m.
Elegant LUCAS SLEEPING CABS between
Augusta and Savannah without change
SPECIAL ATTENTION INVITED TO CON
NECTIONS BETWEEN CHABLESTON AND
AUGUSTA. THIS ROUTE PLACES PAS
SENGERS IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY
OF CHARLESTON. Street Railroad Cars con
nect depot with all principal parts of the city.
Baggage Checked Through.
O’Through Tickets for sale at Planters
Hotel and Union Depot Ticket Office, Augus
ta. •Ga., and at all Principal Ticket Offices.
Diagram of LUCAS SLEEPING CARS at
ROBT. G. FLEMING
J. 8. Davant, G. P. A. Superintendent.
THE UNEQuAIUD"J)IS, EEFFEL DOUBLE
SAW/rwuROu GRiStMILLK **
Address, PO OLE & HUNT,
Debtors and creditors’ notice.—Geor
gia, RICHMOND COUNTY.—AII persons
debted to the estate of Francis O’Connor, late of>
said county, deceased, are hereby notified and re •
qiies cd to make immediate payment to'the under
signed. and tlgxo having claims agalust the same to
I present thorn, duly anth ntioatod, according to law.
■ aepS-tf SAMUEL LEVY, Administrator.