BY TV. A. HEMPHIIili & CO.
The Governor’s Message.
per have been equally indignant , at its it was conceded to be just, in
The message of Governor Bullock is publication?
I mainly devoted to a vindication of Ills j We think the article of tlia Intelligencer
course in memorializing Congress upon ; "'ell headed, “Great cry and little wool.”
A. well advised correspondent writing us
~y jj, BARKICK, Editor, the failure of reconstruction in this State,
J ■=! the omission to fully execute the laws pro-
WEEE ™SSST.! * swi vWin * ror tIlc aJmis3!onof Gcor ” ia rc P re ' I from Washington, under date ot the 17th
D.ULY constitution,1000 | notation in Congress, and the consequent | inst ., says . ^ feel wd , assurcd tbat Cou .
to retard, impede, burden, or in any man
No name entered on the subscription book
UI J8®“ AOVEUTiIeMENTS inserted at one dol
larsquare of ten lines, or space to tbat amount,
for the first, and fifty cents for each subsequent in-
sort ion, without regard to length of advertisement
or time published.
six months ?<£ failure to establish civil in lieu of provi-
one month —.... 101
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, JANUARY 10.
For Congress, Seventh District,
GEF. JP. M. B. YO UNG,
OP BARTOW COUNTY.
1. A. n. HAN3ELL, of Thomas.
2. NELSON TIFT,of Dougherty.
3. HUGH BUCHA N AN. of Coweta
4. THOS. G. LAWSON, of Putnam.
6. WEIR BOYD, or Lumpkin.
7. P. M. B. YOUNG, of Bartow.
sional government, he claiming that the
government is provisional only until tiic
Legislature shall have been organized un
der and in compliance with the Recon
struction Acts. Governor Bullock seems
to have forgotten that lie he was not by
any authority whatever constituted a
judge in the matter, and that Gen. Meade,
who was the sole arbiter, not only pre
scribed the mode, but conlirmcd the man
ner in which it was done. Congress ap
proved his work and passed an act admit
ting Goorgia into the Union, and her Rep
resentatives to their scats. By what au
thority Governor Kul'ock can now ask
Congress to go back upon its record, undo
what it has done, tear tip by root and
branch a State government organized, not
only in accordance with the dictates, but
by the prescribed agency of Congress,
niter lie had, for months, exercised the
functions of Governor of the State,
we confess our inability to discern.
Governor Bullock constitutes himself
judge of the qualifications of mem
bers of the Legislature, when no
such power is vested in him by the Recon
struction laws, the fourteenth amendment
or the new Constitution. General Meade
had sole charge of this responsible duty
In compliance with the provisions of the
reconstruction act3 the people of Georgia
ratified the new Constition, adopted the
fourteenth article, making it a part of the
Constitution of the United States, and Con
gress approved their acts.
As to the opinion quoted by Governor
Bullock of the Military Commander, in
Col. T. M. Acton is our traveling agent.
He is authoized to receipt for subscriptions
and procure advertisements for the The
In The Constitution of yesterday morn
ing appeared a statement from the Macon
Journal and Messenger to the effect that
Hon. Wm. F. Jordan, State Senator from
the 28tli District, would soon vacate his
scat and remove to Chattanooga.
We are pleased to learn from Senator
Jordan that he has no more thought of
changing his present residence than he has
of emigrating to Liberia.
Railroad Legislation by Congress.
We are astonished at the Chicago Repub
lican for questioning the right of Congress
to charter railroads in the several States,
on the ground that no such power is dele
gated to that body by the Federal Consti
tution. The Republican is certainly enti
tled to great prescience for detecting in j substance that the members of the Legiala-
Congress a disposition to go outside its le- 1 ture were provisional officers until llie
gitimate sphere. It says: j State'Government was organized, and
Congress is a National bmly. It.awm L |Crefore ired t0 uke thc tivt oalh ,
into b«ing lor purposes of National wei- i 1 .
fare. Its functions are essentially national.. " as nothing more than a construction bj
To be legitimate, all its legislation should j the Commanding General, of the error of
be of a general, not local, National, not , which he himself became satisfied, as at-
Statc, character. It should not be forgotten b his sllbsC(1U ent acts. There w. re
that the States, while constituent units of
Railroad 3Ieeting in Frahklin.
CaJtNESVittE. Jan. D, 1SG3.
A large number df the citizens of Frank
lin county assembled this day in the Court
House for the purpose of discussing the
subject of the Georgia Air-Line Railroad. I District*
embarrassments it would ere
ought not to be exercised,
tions would embarrass the
those already created by the
would be exempt from taxa
State authority—in short, the j^^Bi ! to the Chair and' appointing W. A. Manic I terdav l-esd
have no power, by taxation or otherwise, | to act as Secretary. ' | ^ HINTON moved a reconsideration
Senate called to order by the President, willingly
Prayer by Rev. W. C. Smith, of the 7tli “
no necessity fo.’the office; ladles ought to I Mr. BRYANT and Mr. ANDERSON
be allowed to make their own selection of; thought he was the right man in the right
attendants; and lie did not doubt but that place, and did not wish him relieved. The
* fSdf select * ■**- 1 Kj
Satubday, Jan. 1G, 1SG9. the Senators themselves, if selected, would SPEAKER refused to relieve him.
file President. I willingly act in that capacity without Mr. SCOTT, of Floyd—A resolution
ind organized by calling E. W. Mayfield The Journal of the proceedings of yes-
ft tlip. (, i:nr nml nnnmnruur _ A Afnnlo ■» * o J
Col. J. B. Estes beinj
called upon, ad-
the Union, do not bear to the General Gov
ernment the relation which counties bear
to the State. As there are some things that
are beyond the province of General Assem-
no provisional officers in Georgia prior to
the organizalion of the State Government
exeept the military appointees of Genefc
Meade. The members elected to the Lcg-
gress will not interfere further with recon
struction 1 ’ in Georgia. Every indication
of tlie Congressional barometer justifies
tiiis statement. The disposition and the
desire to interfere is unabated by Congress,
but a fear of provoking a rupture with the
President elect, is a matter of too much
importance to hazard on a mere personal
issue gotten up by his Excellency.
The exagerated stories which have been
retailed before the Reconstruction Com
mil tee by suffering loyalists from Georgia
were so extravagant and unreasonable that
the whole matter has become ridiculous.
Besides, the letters of Judge Warner, iid-
d&isscri to ceriain prominent members of
Congress, have done great good. Unless
his Excellency can provoke a quarrel with
the legislature, whereby he can show to
Congress tliat his dignity lias been offend
ed, there is hut little danger of a second
“reconstruction.” The governing spirit^
of Congress, rfs yet, have found no tenable
basis of action in Georgia matters, as tlie
case now stands; hence a desperate effort
will he made to make tlie Legislature do
or say something whereby a case can be
A snare has evidently been set by the
Legislature, and the ardent and Impulsive
members cannot be too cautious.
It is believed here, by the friends of
Georgia, that the most politic and judi
cious move that could lie made by the
Lcgislatuie would be toadjousn until after
thd 4th oi March next. All will he well
after that lime. 1 speak advisedly. Onr
immediate Representative, General P. M.
B Young, is notonly thc best looking tnan
in Congress, but lie is making a most ef
fective member He is very attentive to
business, and from his pleasant and affa
ble manner, has made himself very popu
lar with men of influence, I think Gen
eral Young n ill be able to render his con
stituents and the people of Georgia most
ner control the operations of such incor- j dressed themecting at considerable length
r. , ! in his usual forcible anu impressive man-
poratio'ns. It is essential to the-usefulness
ner urging the claims of said road, and
of the State Governments that their just ; calling attention to tiic great advantages
authority should he respected bv that to be derived from it by tlie people of
of the nation. Already the iiiithoritv! XortheastGe ? r o i ^ ! ‘ tt "whichacomniit-
« s... • • , , , . tee was appointed to prepare matter for
of the states is in a manner paralyzed by u j tbe action of the meeting, consisting of
growing conviction that all their powers j John M. Freeman, T. T. Dorough, Natkan-
are in some sense derivative and subordi- Gunnels, J. F. Langston and W.P.Wood-
nate, and not original and independent.
nil, who submitted, through their Chair
man, tlie following resolutions, which were
Tlie State Governments are a part of tiic I unanimously adopted
American system of government. They j Your committee appointed to draft rcso-
lill a well-defined place, and their just mi- Ultions expressive of public sentiment in
■ liitrlty must be respited *
Government, if it is expected that, their
laws will be obeyed. “A frequent recur
rence to the fundamental principles of
Government is essential to civil liberty,”
and in this view I have thought it proper
to invite your attention to these subjects.
It is the clear duty of thc National Gov- 1 . _ ..
eminent to decline the exercise of all I V} 111 *? *'! tl,e p vcnt A*® location ut the
, .. _ i „ - * j Road through our county; and we, who
doubtful I oners when the neglect to do so iire bcru represented, pledge ourselves, to
that extent, if the Road should be located
Resolved, That we, the citizens of Frank
lin county, highly favor the building of
the Air Line Railroad, and will contribute,
to the extent of our ability', to thc construc
tion of the same.
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
meeting that our citizens should give to the
Company the right of way through their
would be to bring it into fields of legisla
tiou already occupied by the States, and on onr lands.
, , . Puc.llfoil ‘I
thereby raisin" embarrassing question*,
and presenting a singular aud dangerous pluTIaudTto'iii'rbuliding'or Mid Kdad“if
instance of jurisdiction claiming the right j the same will be accepted as stock, and wc
to control the same class
creating rival corporations
powers. Arguments may be found for the location of'the Road througii'thTscountj.
exercise of this class of powers by Con- | and pledge ourselves to do the utmost, in
gress, but they arc greatly overbalanced jc’Poverished condition, to secure that
by tlie evils it would produce.
Joux M. I’almkii.
hly, so there are others beyond that of the i?latl|rc b tbc le could not bnve been
If the Republican will look South, we
I deemed provisional even in tlicir clirysilinc
can point it to whole States in which the | state. They were chosen in the mode pre-
legislation of Congress, ceasing to be Na-i scribed by tlie reconstruction laws with a
tional, usurped the place of that which v ; cw solely to civil representation under
should have been local and State. U)e ncw tState Government. The pn.vis-
Tke Convcntion'ofCounty Officers, j ional government of Georgia ended with
tiic substitution of civil for military rule
The test oatli was merely prescribed for
This body, after a very harmonious ses
sion, adjourned */ne die on Friday night
We were highly pleased with tlie gentle
manly bearing of its members. Hon. John
W. Duer, of Columbus, presided over its
deliberations with ability and impartiality,
and highly impressed all by his cordiality
and urbanity. Messrs R. S. Connell, of
Griffin,and-R. S. McFarland, of Troup, the
Secretaries, discharged the onerous duties
of their station efficiently, and received the
meed of praise which was their just due.
Abolition of Shivery in Cuba.
The Havana correspondent of theWorld,
under date of the 0th, says: Thc reports
are fully confirmed that the revolutionists
have decreed the abolition of slavery
within tlicir lines. The Spaniards here jin the Legislature, »nd that the members
consider it a desperate measure, and an I holding scats shall have tlieir disabilities
indication of the growing weakness of tiic j removed by Congress, or else take the re
military appointees under tiic provisional
Government, its application to members of
tlie Legislature not having been provided
for nor anticipated by tlie reconstruction
acts. Thc military appointees to office,
State and municipal,'being by tlie General
Government, and not the State, were,
of course, and properly, too, required to
take the oatli of office fixed by law for offi
cers of the United States.
Thc sum and substance Of Gov. Bullock’s
argument is, that in his construction of tlie
law the negroes are entitled to tlicir scats
qtiircd oath. lie shows wherein tlie law is
construed to make thc “District Contmand-
PorcLATiON of Columbus.—In the city
proper, says the Columbus Sun, there are j ers interpreters of their power and duty
about 10,000 people. The adjacent villages,; ondw it: * and u ltt , caiiKC Gc „. Meadc
which ought to be embraced in the corpo
ration, as tiic residents derive their liveli
hood here, will swell tiiis number to 14.0C0.
The negro population lias been decreased
in the last twelve months.
Amnesty Signed, Scaled and De
failed to construe it to the liking of the
Governor in reconstructing Georgia, lie
calls upon Congrcs to reconstruct recon
struction in this State, tliat tiic laws of the
United State may give place to the new
Constitution. He denies tliat Ids proposi
tion has for its object the undoing of what
has been done, “but simply,” as lie says,
is intended to be, “a vindication of tlie
A dispatch from Washington iast night,
says the Herald, informs us that United
States Attorney General Evarts has issued
instructions to all thc district attorneys in
the United States ordering them to discon- sudiceincy of laws heretofore enacted to
tinne proceedings against “all persons ac-1 secure results which were contemplated at
cased of treasonable offences for acts com-! the time of their passage, and anticipated
mitted during the late rebellion.” This, of j by persons who voted to sustain them.” A
course, covers the case of Jefferson Davis . . .
and all the rest of those distinguished ex-! 1 er n v,cw being help by others, we
rebels about whose status under the am- ' vou hl remind the Governor that provision
nesty proclamation of President Johnson is made for adjusting all conflicting opin-
tbere has been expressed some doubt.
Peace, and Order, and Harmony
Tbrongliout tlie State.
A prominent and reliable Republi
can Informs ns that he took it upon him
self to inquire of the Sheriffs, Clerks and
Ordinaries, in attendance on thc Conven
tion, in this City, as to the condition of af
fairs in their several localities. One hun
dred and thirteen counties were represent
ed, among the officers of which his inqui
ries were general. He gives as the result,
tbat without a single exception they report
the prevalence of peace, quiet and good
order. A kind feeling exists between the
white and colored population. The people
are animated by a common purpose to
obey the laws, preserve order and good
feeling, and devote themselves to their
Our own information, derived from the
same sources, though more limited, is con
firmatory of the above.
The Vexed Question.
In asserting the propriety of- referring
the vexed question of Constitutional law
to the Courts, we are aware of the fact that
many persons in and out of the Legisla
ture contend that such a course is imprac
ticable, on the ground that each nouse be
ing the judges of the qualification of Us
own members, therefore it is a matter en
tirely without the jurisdiction of the
Courts. This conviction arises from a mis
apprehension of the case. The only ques
tion for the Courts to decide and over
which they are believed to have jurisdic
tion In the premises, is whether or not the
Legislature has properly construed the
-Constitution. They pronounce the consti
tutionality or- unconstitutionality of the
law, it being left to each House to say
whether or not parties claiming member
ship, are within or without the law as de
termined by the Courts.
The friends of General Toombs, says the
Chronicle and Sentinel, will be happy to
learn that he Is now convalescing from his
recent dangerous illness. We learn to-day,. . . _
that he is again able to sit up, with a fair | itso craincntly Reserves,
prospect of speedy restoration to ills accus
tomed good health.
ions of law. There are arbiters to whom
the complainants may appeal. We hold
that thc courts are the proper tribunals to
decide contested points of law, and that
aggrieved parties have a remedy according
to a process well defined. If negro mem
bers of the Legislature have been unjustly
deprived of any right guaranteed to them
by the Constitution of the State, let them
test the question before tlie courts, and we
dfire say tlie decision will be acquiesced
Bon. Nelson Tift’s Telegram.
Our cotemporary, the Intelligencer, has
an editorial headed “Great cry and little
wool,” in which there is an attempt to
evade the force of Mr. Tift’s telegram. Did
Mr. Tift send that telegram to be buried in
tlie bosom's ol “three citizen’s, 1 ” or was it
designed to be used ? “ The purpose for
which it has been used ” could only have
been to let the members know what was
tlie opinion of one towards whom Georgia
is beginning to feel very kindly.
If circulation is not what Mr. Tift did
not want, who has been guilty of the
greater offence, one who simply showed
the telegram to a few members for the
purpose for which it was sent, or, one who
published it to the world ?
Nobody supposed that Gen. Grant “de
sired to advise” or had any idea “ of dicta
ting to the Legislature.”
An opinion has been expressed—tbat
opinion was conveyed to the proper place,
those who ought to be affected by it were,
for just what it is worth and no more.
We would have been glad to have pub
lished the telegram, as it sustains the posi
tion of this paper, but no one gave us the
chance. We are glad that Gen. Grant
agrees with us in this matter, and hope bis
opinion will receive that attention which
Had said telegram sustained the position
of thc Intelligencer, (query) would tbat pa-
Eesolved, Tliat wc believe it to be tlie in
terest of our citizens to subscribe tlicir sur-
of subjects, ami l hereby recommeud them to this course
s wiLli differing I w * cre ullahle to subscribe money,
s wiiii uiiturinjc Resolved, That we earnestly desire tlie
i substitute the
Wcmlell Phillips on Grant. .
Wendell Phillips never gets tired bl :
■spitting” at Grant. He is nowoutaguins*
On motion of W. P
J. M. Fbeeman, j
T. T. Dobocuh, I
N. Gunnels [■
J. F. Langs rox. |
W. P. Woodall j
Woodall, it was rc-
E. W. Mayfield, Chairman.
AV. A. Manly, Secretary.
.. ■ , , . .. ,. solved tliat these proceedings he published
him bitterly for Ins “childish reticence »
.. in the Athens and Atlanta papers,
and “obstinate silence.” lie compares, him. ‘
says the New A’< rk Times, with the meali
est and most contemptible character n
American history, and describes him 's j What is it For 7-Whafs the M?an-
thoiouglily American In the worst sense | ing of It?
of the name during our woi st times.” lie I . ~—■
, , . _, _ . ' In every community there are those who
savs he has “no extra trust in Mr. G-antV ■ , . “ ' ..
, , , , are hard to arouse to action on any oues-
knowlcdgeof the indispensable preliiniiia- L, „ . , . ' J
ricsto Peace;” and itisevident from Ids re-! Gon » ny enterprise, however important
cent diatribes that lie is getting the loutj-1! e ,' . are “ "“ysisposed to
, ... u..”,.... 7 hang back—to doubt if anything can he
cst words in his fishwife’s vocabulary ready
for use against Grant,
that in less than a year from now Xndrciv
Johnson will stand forth as a statesman,
saint and philosopher iii comparison w iUi
the etchings of Grant by Phillips.
hang back—to doubt if anything can be
We have no doubt ! ac< ' 0 " ,p, |f h ^ the plan or plans pro-
postal. Such is the case and such are the
questions which serve to retard, and pin
j barrass tlie progress and workings of the
j Fulton County Agricultural and Industrial
! Association which has recently been or-
■ g/urized in this citj’. Without pursuing
of the resolution offered by Mr. ATooten
yesterday and adopted. After discussion, in
which Messrs. Hinton. Merrcll, Nunnally,
and AVooten participated, the resolution
Mr. MERRELL moved tliat the resolu
tion be taken up and referred to the com
mittee appointed on yesterday.
Mr. HINTON offered as a substi
Resolved, Tliat tliat portion of tlie mes
sage of iris Excellency, the Governor, re
lating to the "inadequate protection to life
and property in the State,” etc, be referred
to a special committee of five, who shall
call upon his Excellency, tlie Governor, to
furnish them with tlie evidences of sucli
“inadequate protection” in writing, and
that said committee have power to send for
persons and papers.
Discussed by Senators Hinton, Nunnally,
and Merrell. when
Mr. IIIGBEE offered the following as a
substitute for both.
Resolved, That the special committee
appointed to consider tliat portion of the
message of iris Excellency, the Governor,
referring to thc relations of Georgia to the
General Government, he directed to in
quire into the evidence of a want of ade
quate protection to lile and property and
tlie maintainance of peace and good order,
if, in their judgment, it is deemed best.
Mr. IIIGBEE called tiic previous ques
tion, which was sustained.
The question being upon the adoption of
the substitute offered by Mr. Iligbee. Upon
a vote being taken, it was declared lost.
The question of striking out the resolu
tion of Mr. AVooten and inserting that of
Mr. Hinton was put, and a division being
called for, resulted in ayes 16, nays 17. So
tlie motion was lost. The original pream
ble and resolution, offered by Mr. AVooten
yesterday, was adopted.
Tlie rules were, on motion, suspended,
when Mr. Smith, of the 7th, offered tlie fol
Resolved. Tliat. as tlie scats in tlie gallery,
on tlie right and front of tlie President’s
stand, are not siibject to being crowded
they be assigned exclusively to the ladies.
An animated discussion ensued, in which
Messrs. Adkins. Holcombe, Lester. Smith,
Iligbee, Speer and others participated.
Mr. SPEEIt moved to amend by striking
out the word "right” and' inserting " left.”
Tlie ayes and nays being demanded on tlie
adoption of tlie’ amendment, resulted in
ayes 13, nays 16, so tlie amendment was
The question then recurred on tiic pas
sage of the original resolution offered by
Mr. Smith (7th.)
The yeas and nays being called for, re-
On motion, the resolution was laid on
Mr. ATKINS asked a suspension of the
rules to offer a resolution of thanks to the
City Council of Atlanta for the handsome
manner in which they have fulfilled their
promises to the State, but the rules were
Mr. HlGBEE asked for a suspension of
the rules in order to introduce a resolution
extending the time for the collection of
taxes in the State until the first of March.
The rules were suspended and the resolu
tion referred to the Finance Committee.
Tlie petition of Rev. Jesse H. Campbell,
of Thomas county, in relation to the edu
cational wants of tlie children of Georgia,
and praying the Legislature to provide
buildings and teachers for them, read and
referred to the Committee on education.
The following bills were introduced and
read the first time:
Mr. GIGNILLIAT.—A hill declaring the
violation of a contract by employer or em
ployee engaged in agricultural pursuits a
Mr. SMITH (7th).—A hill to create the
office of State Geologist, to ho elected by
Mr. HUNGERFORD—an act to incorpo
rate tlie Atlanta Agricultural Implement
Manufacturing Company •
serving the seats in the gallery in front of
the Speaker for ladies. Adopted.
Mr. SCOTT—A hill to legalize the juries,
and acts of juries drawn in Floyd county.
A hill for relief of Tax Collector of Bibb
A bill to amend 4202 section of Irwin’s
Mr. McAVHOUTER—A bill to organize
a Land and Emmigration Bureau for this
State. Appointing one or more European
Mr. BORMAN, of Stewart—To authorize
the Ordinary of Stewart to draw warrant
for certain purposes.
Resolution in respect to the memory of
Mr. Hopkins, of Miller, deceased, read and
adopted. House adjourned.
[Noth by Refobteb.—It is impossible to
hear, from the position assigned the repor
ters, tiie proceedings, and make a perfect
report. The confusion of the House and
gallery, 5nd tlie distance, makes it impos
Monday, January IS, 1866.
House met pursuant to adjournment.
.. Prayer by tlie Rev. Mr. —.
Journal read and approved.
Mr. BARNUM. moved to reconsider so
much of the proceedings as related to
Mr. HARPER, of Terrell, offered the
Mr. ADKINS—a bill prescribing and pro
viding for the selection of jurors in this
Mr. ANDERSON—an act amending thei
Resolved, That N. L. Angler, Treasurer
of this State, be and lie is hereby required
to communicate to the House as early as
act incorporating the Fort Valley Loan ! practicable wliat amount ot Stale bonds
and Trust Company. [ Itcpeals tiic 14th have been issued since he came into otlico,
section] land whether or not the same have been
“ Mr.HINTON—a hill creating thc Co- j wldor hypotheaitcdrormoney borrowed;
lumbus judicial eircuit. what amount of bonds have been sola and
Mr. JORDAN—a hill to repeal section w, '» t i ,v, ® e 5 “mount have been
121 of Irwin’s Revised Code. [ Repeals the hypothecated and wnere; how much mon
section providing that in all popular clec- j e y * las been borrowed by the btatc on liy-
tions, where the party elected is ineligible,; pothccated bonds; how- much money has
the candidate receiving tlie next highest j been drawn upon the faith of the hypotn-
numberof votes shall be declared elected, | ccated bonds ot the btatc and by whom;
■and providing in such cases anew election j what portion of the amount so drawn has
shall be ordered ]. been received into the Treasury of the
" Mr. BO AVERS—A bill to amend the act | State; what is tlie state of the accounts at
Too Much Government.
The Republican parly are sickening with
tlieir own excesses. They have been gov
erning the country loo much. They arc
sated with tlicir own rule. The Radicals in
tliat party are not yet satisfied. They want
more power—a monopoly of everything by
Tlie Philadelphia Press wants tlie Gov
eminent to become tlie guardian of intelli
gence. It would have it take charge of all
the railroads and telegraphs in the country.
It would, throngli this spy system, exercise
the strictest surveillance over the private
affairs of the humblest individual.
The New York Sun ( Republican ) in
allusion to this subject, remarks:
We object entirely to the doctrine that
the Government is to be looked npoh as the
“guardian of intelligence.” Intelligence
that is guarded by tlie Government Is
smothered. Such guardianship is the guar
dianship of the wolf over tlie lamb. In
France intelligence is under tlie guardian
ship of the Government.. Is its diffusion
more general than in the United States!
“ Hands off” is tho true doctrine in a re
public toward the Government on all sub
jects which can he managed by individual
Gen. Garfield, of Ohio, a very well mean
ing man, lias done injury to tlie country by
fastening upon it tlie needless and costly
Department of Public Education at AA’asli-
ington; and in the same spirit Senator
AVilliums, of Oregon, lias introduced into
thc Senate of the United States a resolution
instructing the Committee on Agriculture
to inquire into tlie expediency of reorgan
izing tlie Department of Agriculture, so as
to provide for tiic selections of one person
from eacii State, familiar with tiic agricul
tural wants of sucli State, to occupy some
official position in said department.
Here is a proposition to place anotiicr set
of drones at AVashington to he fed on the
honey from the national hive. The wants
of the farmers in every State are well
enough known already. There is no need
of selecting some one particular man-
pretty sure to he a nincompoop—to report
upon them. One thing tliat the farmers
particularly want is to get rid of the enor
mous burden of taxatiion; and the way to
do that is to reduce and not to increase tlie
national expenses; to reduce and not to
increase tlie number of unnecessary public
officers—the drones in the hive.
Wooden men would be just as useful in
thc Agricultural Department as those who
are likely to be put there; and it would be
better to have wooden men, because it
would not cost any thing to feed and clothe
them, and they would not require any pri
The Powers of the States and of the
The tendency to centralization bj' tlie
General Government, and tbc increasing
efforts to transfer all power into its hands,
is demanding the serious attention of many
who have been disposed heretofore to give
a blind adhesion to its encroachments.
These efforts arc creating alarm in the Re
publican ranks for the safety aud security
of Republican Government. Many begin
to conclude that there is danger of too
much legislation, and that the powers of
Congress are being enlarged to a fearful
extent. Tlie Northwest is falling back up
on its old love of State Rights. It is un
willing that the powers of the States shall
all he swallowed up by the General Gov
ernment. Hence, the following protest of
General John M. Palmer, the newly elect
ed Republican Governor of Illinois, which
wc clip from his inaugural address to thc
Legislature of that State, on Monday last
Now, that the war is ended, and all its
proper objects attained, the public welfare
demands a recurrence to the true princi
ples that underlio our system of govern
ment, and one of tho best established and
most distinctly recognized of these is, that
the Federal Government is one of enumer
ated powers. It is one of the enumerated
powers of the Federal Government to reg
ulate commerce among the several States,
and from this grant of power an attempt is
made to infer that of creating corporations
with the power to enter any of the States,
take private property for public uses, and
prosecute every corporate, enterprise, re
gardless of State authority. The correct
ness of this inference is not admitted, hut
Deconstruction in Georgia.
... ,. „ , . f the thoughts suggested by tlie above ques-
The AVashington correspondent ot tiic. .. ... , •. .■ .. ,, , 1 ,
v > >t ii i>->. n,, ,, tions, wc will submit the following: Tliat
aiv i ork il**r:ilrl. 14r.li snvs* “TK» l?i*. ... °
New York Herald. 14th says: “Tlie Re
construction Committee will probably
make a report to tlie House in a week or
ten days on the result of this 1 investigation
into tiic condition ol Georgia and Missis
sippi. Tiic committee is by no means
agreed among themslves'as to what should
he done. Some of them, and among the
number Mr. Bingham, the Chairman, are
opposed to a ne V reconstruction of Geor
gia, believing that the testimony' docs not
warrant sucli a course, nod that her State
Constitution is thoroughly republican in
form ami spirit. Those who listen to the
stories of the Bullock faction go for recon
struction. The niiniberof these is believed
to be small, because since tlie 'nvestigation
was coiiunenced it has become apparent
that the object of these tnun is to have a
new deal of offices,- so as to secure goijfr
ones for themselves and their iriends un/l
to get a chance to have revenge upon po
incorporating tiic town of Hartwell.
this time with tlie State of Georgia and
Mr. CANDLER—A bill tocreate a Land the party or parties with whom the State
and Immigration Bureau in the State. [A
very important bill.]
Mr. MERRELL—A bill to change the
county' line between tlie counties of Car-
roll and Campbell.
Mr. WELLBORN—A bill to amend the
act relative to the collection of officers’
Mr*. McCUTCIIEN— A bill to incorpo
rate tlie Tryon Railway Company front
Trvon Factory to tlie AVestern aud Atlan
Mr. AVIN’y offered a resolution author
izing the l'rvsiih nt to proeure a time-piece
for the Sen ile, wliieh was adopted.
Mr. ADKINS offered a resolution thank-
tiie City Council of Atlanta for tlie
sulted In yeas 13, nays IS.” So tlie rcsolu- handsome mannerln which «.ey had Tui
tion was lost filled their promises to tlie State anthori-
10 ’ ----- tje S , which was unanimously’ adopted.
Mr. SHERMAN offered a resolution tliat
The rules were suspended, when Mr.
MoORE ottered the following:
Resolved, That the Senate meet at 10
o’clock, a. m., and adjourn at 1 o’clock, p. u,
tiic Committee on l’ublie Printing be di
rected to enquire into tlie expediency of
publishing the Journals of botli Houses, a
Amendments to strike out 1 o’clock and copy of w hich to be laid on the desk of
insert and 2 o’clock, respectiiv. lv. welli member, on the subsequent morning,
were offered and lost. The original rcso ! Laid on the lahlc. _
Tlie Van Wci't State Quarries. '
A correspondent of the Banner of the
South, writing from this point, iu Folk
county, about fifty miles from Atlanta,
gives a glowing description of the Uhar-
lee Valley, near tho head of which lies Van
AVert. The projected railroad from Atlan
ta to Memphis, will pass through it. Among
the mineral products of that region—slate,
marble of various colors, lime, grind and
whet stones of the finest quality and in
the greatest abundance, are found in its
immediate neighborhood. The slate has
been opened in a few places, anu worked
since tlie waron a very limited scale, with a
profit of fifty and one hundred per cent.:
notwithstanding the crippled condition of
the country and the heavy expense of
wagon transportation, over a rough road
for twenty miles, to Cartersville, on the
State Road, which had to be incurred to
reach tlie markets of tlie country.
Southern Stocks iu New York.
The following cheering paragraph is
taken from tlie New York Herald of Sun
day last: “Tlie Southern States bonds
formed a feature in AVall street yesterday.
Generally there are wide gaps in the quota
tions, hut the whole list was visited, as will
appear in tlie prices given below. The ex
pected advent of prosperous times in the
South accounts for tbc sudden inquiry for
this class of securities. As on the previ
ous day, Louisianas were the favorite, and
were extensively dealt in. Prices at four
o’clock were as follows: Tennessces. ex-
coupon, G8j£ to G8|£; do. new, 66 to 7S%;
Virginias, ex-coupon, 54toS4}<; do. new,
562 a to ; Georgia sixes, 78% to 70; do.
sevens. 90 to 90%; North Carolinas, ex-
coupon, 04% to 64%; do. new, 62 to 62%;
Missouri sixes. 87% to 88; Louisiana sixes,
ex-coupon, 70 to 71; do. levee sixes, 0G% to
67; do. eights, 7e to 76; Alabama eights, 8$
toSG; do. fires, 61 to 62; South Carolina
sixes, old, 69 to 71; do. new, 65 to 66; City
Memphis sixes, 50 to 51. Market rampant.
What Proportion of the Crop Is in
la Monroe county, tlie talk, says the
Telegraph, is tliat about one-third of the
cotton crop of tliat county was in tlie
hands of planters on the first day of Jan
uary, and in some of the Georgia comities
one-lialf was still in planters’ hands. Tiic
general average throughout Georgia was
believed to be about a third.
said .organization was perfected for tlie
present and future good of every citizen of
the town and county; and that every in
habitant. without a single exception, is
either directly or indirectly interested in
the speedy success of the enterprise. The
only persons whom we would exempt are
those who neither eat meat, bread, vegeta
ble of any kind, or drink any of the fluids
which nature supplies. Tlie meaning is to
increase not only the supply,but to improve
tiic quality of eyery article wliieh is sent to
our market for sale by our toiling country
neighbors, lawyers, doctors, merchants,
publishers, printers, milliners, cigar mak
ers, aud every other class of persons.
Male and female, rich and poor,
high and low, should come for
ward, cheerfully, promptly, and with
liberal hands, and thus make the Fulton
county enterprise ft grand and glorious
success.' In connection with it, and as a
stimulant, an important announcement has
been made, and we now repeat it. viz
That General AV. S. AYalker w ii! deliver an
address before the Association uu AA’ednes-
day, at the City Hall. a$ 1! o’clock, and
that every body i i invited, in all serious
ness we would say tliat the interests of all
requires an attendance. Let tlie workin
and consuming world know tliat you will
take an active part in every sciieme de
signed to develop the internal wealth and
prosperity of the people -with whom you
stand identi fied. T.
Washington College, Virginia.
Tlie anniversary celebration of tlie Gra
ham Philanthropic Society of AVashington
College (General R. E. Lee, President,)
takes place on Tuesday evening, January
19t!>. The names of tiie participants are
Orator—C. C. Garrett. Texas
Debaters—Frank Coleman, Alabama; J.
Lewis Logan, Virginia; J.C. AVintersmlth,
Kentucky; Lucius Desha, Jr., Ketucky.
Committee of Invitation—II. A. Moran,
Kentucky; S. B. Kennedy, Tennessee; A.
H.Hamilton, AVest Virginia; J. D. Craw
ford, Texas; J. AV. Lockett. Georgia; AV.
S. Graves, Virginia; M. McIntosh, South
Carolina. t i ’
Agricultural and Industrial Pur
The caption of this atticle forms the
theme of Gen. AV. S. Walker's address to
morrow, at tlie City Hall, before tlie Ful
ton County Agricultural Society.
AVe hope there will be a large attendance
of our citizens, and that the ladies will en
liven the occasion by their cheering pres
Laud and Immigration Bureau.
The hill of Hon. M. A. Candler, intro
duced in the Senate yesterday, is one of
the most important ever brought to’tlie at
tention of that body, and we trust wilLve-
ceive their calm and deliberate attention.
It is to be hoped that they will devise wise
and prudent Measures to effect the object
of tiiis hill.
Fulton County Tax Returns.
We learu from the Receiver of Tax Re
turns lor Fulton county, that he will have
the digest completed next week. He has
labored diligently to complete it earlier,
but the people have been slow in giving in
Real Estate in Decatur
AVe learn that unimproved lots of one
acre are being rapidly sold in Decatur for
$100 each, and there scents to be a lively
feeling in regard to purchasing property
there, because it is iu the suburbs of At
Thc cosy and unostentatious cottage res
idence of Gen. J. B. Gordon, at Kirkwood,
in the suburbs of Atlanta, we learn, will
be completed this week.
United States Court.
AA'e were pleased to meet Judge Erskine
this morning on his return to the city, and
to learn that Ids health is greatly improved
by a recent sojourn at the North.
A Court in Bankruptcy will open to
morrow (Tuesday) morning nt 10 o’clock,
in the United States Court Room, Brown
Cbristie and Wimpy.
In tho House of Representatives Mr.
Dawes, from the committee on Elections,
reported, in thc case of the representation
front tlie Sixtli Congressional District of
Georgia, that John H. Christie, having vol
untarily given aid to tlie rebellion, is not
entitled to a seat as a Representative; that
the contestant. John A. AVimpy, is not en
tiled; because he did not receive a majority
of the votes cast; and that the committee
on Elections he discharged from further
consideration of the question of removing
jiolitical disabilities from John IL Christie,
To be Called Out.
AA'e are pleased to learn that efforts are; and tliat it bo referred to thc committee on
bcino-made to induce Cint C AV TTmvnwl 'Reconstruction. The report was laid on
,in? ntaue to lnauce Gapt. c. iv.Howard, the tab , e and ofdercd t0 be printed.— Na-
of Kingston, and Hon. D. AV. Lewis, ot\ Uuna l Intelligencer, mh.
Hancock, to address the Legislature on the
importance of fostering agriculture, and I
encouraging immigration here. AVe trust j
that it will be done at an early day. i
During the year 1868. Hon. Daniel Pitt
man, Ordinary of Fulton county, issued
over one hundred and fifty Marriage Li-
A Cape Cod Romance.
Two lovers stood upon tho shore
< >f Massachusetts Bay,
Bidding a sad farewell before
Seth lore himself away.
‘I'll marry you when I come back.
My Sally Ann.” says lie;
censes to white persons and eighty-four t<> Tiie clash of ideas is tlie gem of
lution was adopted.
Mr. IIIGBEE asked leave to introduce a
resolution relative to tlie death' of Repre
sentative Butt, an.l requesting the Govern
or to order a new election, to fill the va
cancy caused l»y his 6car.li. but the Senate
refused to suspend tlie rules for that pur
Tlie rules being suspended, Mr. IIIGBEE
offered a resolution tliat tlie names of the
members of the Senate, tlieir counties,
post offices and districts, be added to the
rules when printed, which was adopted.
Tlie rules were, on motion, suspended
for the reception of bills. The following
bills were introduced aud read the first
Mr. LESTER—A hill to provide for
jurors in the Superior Courts of Chatham
and other counties iu this State.
A bill to exempt from jury duty, mem
bers of certain Fire Companies in Savan
Mr. SPEER—A hill to incorporate a Life
Insurance Company in ibe city of Ma
Mr. NUNNALLY—A bil! to incorporate
the Commercial Bank of the city ot
Mr. SMITH, (7th)—A hill regulating sale
and transfer of stock in the Savannah, Al
bany and Gulf Railroad.
Mr. ADAMS—A bill to authorize tlie
Georgia Railroad Company to loan money
and bonds to tbe Augusta and Macon Rail
Mr. AVEl.CH—A petition from several
planters, relative to executions for taxes.
Referred to Finance Committee.
The Senate then adjouned to Monday at
10 o’clock, a. Si.
Note.—The Reporter regrets his inabili
ty to report correctly the proceedings of
tbe Senate, owing to tlie inadequate facili
ties afforded tbe Reporters. Tne position
assigned them is wholly unsuitable for
their purposes, and he cannot understand
Mr. SMITH. (3’jrli.) offered a resolution
that tlie Messenger provide seats lor all Su
perior Court Judges on thc floor of the
Senate. Laid on the table.
Mr. IIIGBEE offered a resolution tliat
each member be authorized to seleet two
daily journals and tlie Clerk pay for the
same out of tlie General Appropriation
Fund. Laid on the tnhle.
The following b lis were read the second
Mr. LESTER.—To provide, for Jurors in
the Superior Courts ol Chatham and other
counties. Referred to tiie .Judiciary Com
Mr. LESTER.—To exempt from Jury
bonds have been hypothecated; giving a
clear statement of all matters in this reso
lution referred to.
Rules were suspended and resolutions
Mr. BRYANT wished tlie resolution
amended so that tlifTTreu.surer could show-
tile condition of the Treasury when he
came into office.
Mr. HARPER, of Terrell, objected to
the amendment, because tliat matter had
Mr. RAAVLS—Tlie report of tlie Treas
urer has been made, anil is now in the
printer’s hands. If tiiis report does not
come up to what we wish, then I will vote
for this resolution, lie moved to lay it on
Mr. BRYANT stated tliat lie was opposed
to laying it on the table, because lie did not
object to this information.
Motion to lay bn tbc table prevailed.
Mr. AA’ILLIAMS. of Morgan, moved
to suspend the rules to take up resolution,
giving seats to reporters of tlie city press
on the floor.
Mr. SISSON—A substitute giving seats
to one Reporter from eaclidailv nuper pub
lished in this city.
Mr.'HARPER, of Terrell, said lie hoped
that this resolution would pass, as it
was necessary, to make correct, reports, for
the Reporters to be in a position to hear
Mr. LANE, of Brooks, thought we had
better have no Reporters than to have
them placed where they could not make
Mr. AVLLLIAMS. of Morgan, withdrew
his resolution. And Mr. fcisson's substi
tute was adopted.
Mr. PARKS, of Gwinnett—A resolution
duty members of certain tire companies in | giving a seat, to Hon. X. I.. Hutchins on
Savannah. Referred to the Judiciary Com
Mr. SPEER.—To incorporate tiie Cotton j
States In.-uranec Company of Macon. Re- |
ferred to the Commitee on Corporations.
tiie floor of tiie House adopted.
BOLL OF COUNTIES Cel.t.KD—BILLS UK AD
Mr. LANE, of Brooks—A bill to'prevent
hunting with fire at night in thc county
Mr. NUNNALLY—To ineorimrate tlie 1 0 «- Krooks
o:... AUo> A bm f or t)|C re j
the county of Brooks.
Also, A bill changing the time of hold
ing tlie Superior Courts of thc Southern.
Commercial Bank of the City of Griffin, i
Referred to tbe Committee on Rank*. j
Mr. SMITH. (7th)—To regulate tlie sale|
and transferor stock in the Savannah. Al-
bany and Gulf Railroad. Referred to tiie GircuVt!
Committee on Internal improvements. _ Also, a hill regulating tlie collection of
Mr. ADAMS To authorize tiie Georgia • t axes in tbe county of Brooks.
* ‘SSL JfSfX A bill to change the lines between the
| bonds to the Augusta and Macon Railroad.! connties of Dekalb and Clayton.
Ire I Referred to the Committee on Internal, Mr . SA USSEY. of Chatham, a
' 1 "i!! r °o em . , amend the charier of tho Savanna
Tlie Senate then adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Atlanta. January 16.1868. :
Tiic House met pursuant to adjourn-1
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Crumley.
The’journal was read and approved.
Augusta Gas Light Company.
Mr. TURNIP&UKD, a Dili changing the
time of holding Superior Courts iu his eir
A bill to amend tiie garnishment law of
Mr. ROIVLS. A resolution to prevent
any matter being brought before tlie
Mr. FITZPATRICK offered a resolution • House of a political nature tliat will call
reseating the colored members expelied last j forth a long discussion,
session. Lost. | Mr. BRYANT thought that there were
offering political questions tliat'would interest
Mr. SCOTT offered a resoluti
........ tlie use of the Hail of tlie House of Rcpre-; every person in tbe State, aud be for tiie-
why desks for their use could not be as-1 sentatives to Dr. Brantley, who will dcliv- 1 benefit of all, if properly settled,
signed them on the floor of the Senate. er a lecture for tiie benefit of the Young : a motion to suspend tlm rules and take-
“ Men’s Library Association on Monday ‘ * ‘
Monday, Jan. 18.2809. evening. Adopted.
Tiie Senate was opened in due form by Mr. BREWSTER moved that a seat be
given to Ministers of tlie Gospel. Reporters
and ex-Judgcs of tlie Supreme and Supe
Prayer by Rev. C. W. Thom-i*.
The Journal of the proceedings of Sat- j dor Courts..
A discussion on tiiis resolution.
Mr. BRYANT moved to amend by strik-
urday read and approved.
Mr. NUNNALLY' moved to reconsider
the action of tiic Senate oil Saturday,adopt- ; ing out tiie Ministers. Reporters, &
ing the preamble and resolution of Mr. • insertingex-Uovcrnors. &c.
Wooten. Mr. O'NEAL moved to lay tho whole
The subject was discussed by Messrs,
iligbee. Nunnally, Adkins. Harris, Lester.
Caiu ler. and Merrell.
Tlie Chair decided to entertain the motion
to reconsider, and Mr. Iligbee appealed
from tlie decision of the Chair, when Mr.
Nunually withdrew his motion to recon
sider, aud moved a suspension of the rules
in order to introduce a resolution to rescind
the action of the Senate on Saturday' adopt
ing: Mr. Wooten’s preamble and resolution.
The resolution rescinded that part of Mr.
Wooten’s resolution requesting thc Gover
nor to communicate to the Senate tiie evi
dence of “a want of adequate protection
to rife and property in tlie State,” &c., and
requesting that it be communicated to the
Committee who are empowered to send for
persons and papers. %
Tiie resolution to rescind was discussed
by Messrs. Adkins, Lester, Holcomb, llig-
bee, Candler and others.
Mr. CANDLER advocated extending
“protection to life and property,” and if
the laws now in existence were inadequate
to protect the citizens of Georgia without
respect to race or color, tlie Senate should
know tlie fact and apply the remedy.
Wby this maneuvreing around? Why this
delay and reconsidering ? Were persons
and papers not on hand when the indict
ment was framed and tlie State arraigned
on so grave a charge ? If there is “a want
of adequate protection to life and property”
in Georgia, let the Senate and public know
it. If some one has preferred charges not
susceptible of proof, let the Senate aud the
public know it.
The motion to rescind prevailed by ayes
IS. nays 14.
Mr. HARRIS offered an amenduient re
quiring the committee appointed already
to investigate the charge of “a want of
adequate protection to life and property.”
and empowering them to scud for persons
Mr. BURNS moved to extend the time of
the committee to twelve months, at a sala
ry of nine dollars per diem. [Laughter],
Mr. HOLCOMBE moved to strike out
the committeo on the Governor’s message,
and referring it to a special committee,
sustaining his motion in a conciliatory and
The previous question being called, thc
amendment offered by Mr. Holcombe was
lost by ayes IS, nays 19.
The question then recurred on tlie adop
tion of Mr. Harris’ amendment to tlie res-
o’ution of Mr. Nunnally, resulting in ayes
21, nays 15, aud the amendment was adopt
Mr. CANDLER asked a suspension of
the rules to introduce the following:
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Sen
ate be instructed to provide desks on tlie
floor of thc Senate for the Reporters of thc
The rules were suspended, and thc reso
lution adopted with but ouo dissenting
Mr. STRINGER offered a resolution
that thc President appoint a committee of
five to enquire into tiic necessity for the
appointment of an Assistant Doorkeeper
to preserve order In the galleries, and re
port to the Senate if such necessity exists.
Mr. HlGBEE ottered as an amendment,
whi-,h was accepted by Mr 8 ringer that;
the Doorkeeper be authorized to appoint an
Assistant Doorkeeper to assist in seating
ladies in the galleries and iu preserving
Mr. CANDLER objected to providing
matter nn tlie table. Carried.
Mr. BRYANT—A resolution to appoint j county of Heard
up the resolution, waslosi.
Mr. SISSON, of Fulton—A bill to au
thorize tlie sale of tbe property belonging
to the estate of Cozart, of Volt in.
Mr.CARPENTER,of Hancock—A bill
to carry into effect a bill appropriating
money lor tbe State Agricultural Society.
Mr. BREWSTER.ot Harris—A bill regu-
and I biting freights on tbe Western and Atlantic
Mr. SHACKLEFORD—A bill to incor
porate a Male and Female College in tho
an assistant door-keeper. Lost.'
Mr. DUNCAN, of Houston—A resolu-
[ At this point several motions were made ; Hon that tlie Senate and House of Uepre-
and it was impossible to get tbe run of it,; sentatives take a recess from 12 m. on Tues-
or bear what was said.]
A motion was made to draw seats.
The rules were suspended and the rcsolu- i
tion taken up. |
Mr. TURN1PSEED offered a substitute , tlie 5th of June, 1865. Deny in
that the members retain thc scats they now tion to courts,
day next the 3d day of June.
Rules not suspended.
Mr. O'NEAL, Lou ndes—A l ill to pre
vent the collection of debts made prior to
Mr. REEL, of Bin!.-
Mr. CRAWFORD spoke In opposition to make an advance to the State Printer of
Mr. FIELDER asked Mr. Crawford if lie
had an eligible seat would he be willing to i adopted,
Rules suspended aud Hie resolution
Mr. PRICE, of Lumpkin—A resolution
Mr. CRAWFORD said lie would, as it was that the Committee on Public Printing be
a time-honored custom. required to inquire into the cause of the
Mr.Harper was in favorof the substitute. d delay of the printing of last ses-
becausc it was for the benefit of the gentle- sion
man Irom Bartow, he was a .talking man,
.. Mr. SISSON—Wished to know if the time
and lie could be now beard from his seat, of tlie State Printing had not been ext end-
The previous question was called and i
| ed by last session.
Mr. PRICE said it bad been, and as he
was informed that Hie printing would be
A vote, was taken on thc substitute, and here in ten days, lie withdrew his resolu-
there was a tie. The Speaker voted tliat | tion.
tlie members draw for tlieir seat?.
MriTUMLlN—A 1-ill relieving memtiers
A motion made by Mr. BARNUM could j of certain fire companies from jurv duty
.rhahoont i Mr. WARREN—A bill to change tiie
not be heard
The members tlien proceeded to draw for j lines between the counties of Clay and
A resolution in regard to reconstruction j
Mr. Bryant, of Richmond, a resolution
was read. (Could not understand wliatdis | to have a Joint Committee of lour trout
position was made of it.)
Mr. PHILLIPS, of Echols—A resolution
in regard to appropriations for Colleges.
Mr. PHILLIPS spoke in favor of liis res
olution. (Gould not he understood.)
Mr. LEE said that an appropriation had
been made during last session for the col
leges, and if one was to be paid now what
it demands, it would cut some of the others
out of tlieir portion.
Mr. WILLIAMS, of Morgan—Tliat no
part of such appropriation should go to
defray tlie expenses of students who do not
come within the provisions of the law.
Mr. FLOURNOY said tliat this question
had been referred to tlie Reconstruction
Committee on yesterday, and lie moved to
lay tb6 whole matter on tlie table. Motion
Mr. LEE—A resolution to apjKdnt a spe
cial committee to examine sub-cierks.
Mr. PRICE inquired if there was not al
ready a committee for tliat. purpose.
Mr. OSGOOD thought it was not neces
Vote taken on tlie resolution anil adopted.
A Bill to incorporate tho North Georgia
Mining and Manufacturing Company.
[Several bills were read which could not
be heard. Tbe Clerks do not read tho
names of the members offering tiie bills.]
Mr. SHUMATE.—A Bill to repeal tlie
Act incorporating the Atlanta Medical Col-
Mr. PRICE, of Lumpkin.—A resolution
to have tiie Journal of eacii day’s proceed
ings printed and laid upon the table of
members. Rules suspended and resolution
Mr. SAUMATE—A resolution request
ing His Excellency, tbe Governor, to order
an election to till the vacancy of tlie Hon.
Wm. M. Butts, of Marion,. deceased.
tiic House and two from tlie Senate, ap
pointed to take into consideration tlie ques
tion of reconstruction, with a view to its
Mr. MORGAN, of Daugherty, moved to
suspend tlie rules and take up resolution.
The motion did not prevail.
Mr. BETHUNE. of Talbot, a bill to
changeIM law relating to tlie publication
of sheriffs’ sales.
Also, a bill to alter section 3598 of Ir
Also, a bill to regulate thc drawing of
jurors for the courts of tiiis State.
Mr. HARPER, of Terrell, a bill to pre
vent hunting on tlie lands of anotiicr, with
tire arms, in certain counties, without per
mission from tbe owner.
A bill for the relief of A. Worrell, of the
county of Upson.
Mr. CARPENTER, of Hancock, a bill to
amend tbe charter of tiie Mt. Ye-non
Mr. AN DERbOX. of Cobb, a bill for the
relief of . of tlie county of Cobb.
Bills were read the second time and re
ferred or ordered to bo engrossed for a
Tho Atlanta Medical College Bill on
second reading, was referred to a special
committoe of physicians.
A bill to incorporate the Latid and Emi
gration Company was read the second time
and ordered to be printed for liic uso of
The SPEAKER announced that tlie lec
ture of Dr. Brantley was postponed by re
quest of the Ladies' Memorial Association.
Mrs. Marj' F, Bryan.
This talented lady, who lias heeu spend
ing several months among her relatives
and old friends in Forida, is about to re-
Tlio committee to examine Clerks: Mr.) turn to Louisiana. We learn from the pa-
Lee, of Newton, Mr. Flournoy, of Wash
iugton. Air. Sisson, of Fulton
pers of Florida that she will reside in New
Orleans,-where she has strong inducements
places for office-seekers, when there was' lieyed.
Sir. FLOURNOY requested to be re- i offered her to form, a .connection with the
I press.—K<Uitochcs Times.