i H i j A l jlanta sun
From The Dally
TII K ( ll' I.KKA
1HK AHLI'OTKJI ksiat*.
The Nrw York Times, the leading Re*
un ot June .1. publican newspaper of New Y3tk, iu re*
j ferrmg to the claim for compensation for
TiiiH sensation bus, tvideuilr, done rtie Arlington estate put lorward l y a
much good all ov< r ttie country. Every Washington paper tor Mrs. R. E. Lee.
littie town has been incited to clean up
its streets. It the doctors could get tip
a cholera sensation odco a year, they
would do milch f«.r the general health ot
tue people. Tiie stampede at Nushvii'fc
trout the cholera, a* it was believed to lie,
remarks that it it is staged that, at the
lime tire title passed into toe hands of
the Government from lorftiture lor nn-
j s.tn .tcaitJBjyrr.
Death of a Conductor on the M. & "•
Ou yesterday the trains from Macon
brought the sad news that Mi. Joseph J,
Scars, a conductor of one of the freight
trains, bad met with a terrible acc.deut
at Grifflu, about 10 o’clock yesterday
morning, wnich resulted in bis death in
pan. tax s tue friends ot Mis Le, ot* about three hours after its occurrence.
icird to paj the amouut then due, save:
Lo> 'HR at tiie uia t*r from whatever tUnd po lit
we will, it Sf evifiei t that, if these are the facts,
lm. Cleaned up all Georgia, and it is very SSSdBK?| , £u
propnUe we shall have quite a healthy
summer. Toe A’ianta doctors have lost
by the excitement. The papers cried
om, “cholera ! cholera !! cholera !!!”
so lurtily tha. it set the city authorities
to work and * be people to cleaning up,
uu.il now Atlanta is mly prepared to in
vite, down .he country visitors to her
springs and her hotels, wnh the fullest
assurance that we can promise health,
hai :mi ss anil gayety, to all who come.
The truth is, every Georgia town is
now as “clean as a pin,” and those in
higher latituc.es ure t eabodtsof bliss
ful health and delight. Had it not been
for the cry of cholera from Nashville, it
i« not known but the cholera mrrbvs, or
fever, might have ’akeu off a good many
of our people. Some h .Ye stiff-red from
it, but since the late sanitary movement
of the autbori ies and the people, even
that l s abated, leaving the doctors but
little io do. Since the towns arc cleaned
up we m iy indulge in a lew remarks
ab 'lit the cbol ra.
This scourge is most'y cod find to tne
sea coast and to the banks aud tributa
ries of large rivers like the Misstssij pi—
wueri there is much marsh land, and the
a mospheie is very impure. Tne marshes
are but r cept iclts ol poisonous matter,
o >lltcted together by the action or up
heaval of waters in which are c nveyed
the tilth of thonsands of miles of valley
lands. From them aiise a miasmatic
od >r l< tided with joisou iu the shape o
cholera. This disease takes its course up
on the sea coast aud up large rivers. It
is a disease that floats in the thick air o.
fc sc ' aridities, and cannot force its way
through the pure mountain air.
It, may have been in Nashville. It
could not pass over the mountains aud
t rough the thick forests between h re
a id Nashville, If the cholera were on
t ie Georgia seaconst it is doubtiuj
if the impure air upon which the poison
float- would make its way up to so high a
latitu . a* this, there being so much for
est laud interv. uing. These u-t our own
to tor delinquency in tte payn ei*t ol taxes
wtieu the owners, or ret r<-8eotative«,of tiie owners,
sto hJ ready to pay the delio.t *lbe mutter should
be sarelully luve-tigated, f.r the American people
would regret any injusti. e doue to Mrs. Lee all tile
more iteen'y from her arsoeiation with the lead r of
the Confederate armies If they cannot forget tfce.r
own wrong- at hiB hands, they are by 60 much the
rnoro reluctant to ii.flict a wrong upon his fanny.
It doe- seem thur a victorious govern
ment might be magnanimous enough to
■io justice to a Wuinau. It we are cor
rect. the property belonged to Mrs Lee,
she having inheriti d it from In r family.
If iter representatives stood re..dy to
1 quida'c the tax execution agtinst it at
the time it was sold, it would set m tha
prejudice had more to do with depriving
her ot the property than any principle ot
iuw or justice.
As to the wrongs Gen. Lee committed,
it is well enough to rmtembu-r that he
was actuated by as patriotic motives as
those who fought on the opposite side.
It was a question ot opinion and senti
ment—it was one of nativity and habita
tion, which no muu worthy of the name
could disregard. If the 1 .regoing state
ment be true, Mre. Lee certainly ought
to be comp, nsated tor the appropriation
by the Government of wbat belonged io
We are advised by private advices tbai
the so-called cholera in Nashville i.-
greatly on the decline. The sanitary ar
ruugements of the city are of the most
perfect sharaeter, and tue people ot the
c'ty are last returning to their homes.
The Mayi r, by his tnergy, has won
goldea opinions from all classes for the
promptnes s with which he has discharged
his official duties during the late epidemic
' as it is called.
We tear the business of Nashville has
bem unnecessarily d imaged by the late
excit- incut. We doubt .f there has been
a case of Asiatic cnolera in that citv. A
friend at uur elbow thinks that bad cab
bage and t orrid buttermilk, among cer
tain classes, are the prime causes of the
Mr. S^ars, in the ahsence of i.he man
whose duty it is, endeavored to coup'e
two of tbe cars while at the depot. The
cars came together, crushing his body to a
considerable extent. For three hours he
suffered iu great agony of pain, when
death came to his relief. He leaves a
large and dependent family to mouru
their loss. Mr. dears was well known in
this city. He was. tor a long time, su
pervisor ot the Macon & Western Rail
road, aid one of the best railroad men
in the State.
A negro man, assisting iu uuioadiug
some cars at Cheek & Cook’s warehouse,
ou Forsyth street, was severely crushed
while attempting to couple two cars that
were being pushed down to the platform
He was caught about the hips. One of the
bumpers of the cars being higher than
tue other sl’pped over it, thus catching
the man between the euds of the cars
He was taken np and carried home, and
seemed to be very much hurt. Whether
he received serious injury or not we were
unab'e to ascertain.
Rev. Mr. Bradley rendered most tfii
thoughts without any scientific study of cent service during the late sickness in
At any rat**, the bare thought that we
might Lave cholera has stirred onr peo
ple. to cleanliness, which is next to godii-
neis and it is hoped much good to pub
lic health will be the result. The cry of
cholera is a good ndmouisnor.
A KKW .VI KAN BOAT' CUVPAIVY.
We Earned irom Gen. Young, of Car
te laville, Gi , that there was a meeting
oi the Ooetauauia aud Ea t Tennessei
Steamboat Company, on Saturday ii s ,
as d the requisite amount of money hav
editorial, duels. iug been subscribed, it was decided tuat
An Alabama editor thinks that “pistols the building of one steamboat should be
and coffee for two” is likely to 'ede- commenced immediately. It will be
manded in a controversy of two of its con-j bailt in a very short time, and will run
temporaries. We hope not. Editorial as a freight and passenger boat on the
duels and Llood-leiting have become to Oo-tanauia and Coosawattee rivers
be -uo’a a iurco now a - avs that it is a Col. John H. Hail is President of the
ma ter ot djsgust to all brave men. Oc- Company and from his well-known en
cavoually one of these farces is enacted ergy and tact we predict lor the company
whereby a vast deal of cheap bravery is success
manifested and no blood spilled.
Wh n gentlemen feel themselves »« j Passports toEurope.-TheBaltimore
grieved, uhd it is the desir- to be hon- : Su * * a >' 8 that ^ rsoU8 S oin « Hbroad w,il
orahly lewnged or vindicate honor, 1 rel,ev * ^emselves irom much annoyance
it is a very easy matter to settle things | bj ° btaiuing - paSS P ortS before etartin g-
eit her amicably or through the code duello
Wheu challenges are passed they onglt
t ■ mem something- and not a farce, as
is oo often the c ise. Tw' or tt ree com
munications seems to ns scffie.eDt to
ootne to an understanding. A great
number of them looks, to a man who
knows nothing of the code, to be a sort
of species of “dodging.”
After four or five communications are
passtd, and oonsiderab-e quibbling is in- J
dulged by parties the cartridges may as j
w«Jl be urawn ami the coffee poured out j
So we hope the AUtoaa a editors may
peaceably subside and put m- nmr >iin.-. !
A 1-trer from Egypt states that travelers
are complaining of serious inconveniences
which they have experienced in conse
quence of haviLg left the United States
without passports. It is true, the writer
says, tnat they are not required for Eug-
laud or Fiance, but it is unwise to be
without a passport if traveling in Pales
tine, Egypt, Austria or Italy. Our min
isters are often much annoyed by beiDg
called on to furnish passports which
ought to have been obtained in the
Hsmeneal.—Mamed, in this e.ty, on
Sunday, 15tu inst., by Elder Thomas M
Harris, Mr. R. W T . «1 ohnson, one of the
feithful workers upon The Sun, to Miss
Melisse E. Puckett, of Talladega, Ala.
We wish our friend and his bride all
the prosperity and felici‘y that tbe mar
ried state car give, and that they may
aver realize tnat, iu that happy state,
earthly bliss is only found. A true and
intelligent disciple of the “art preserva
tive,” may our friend ever remember that
his new estate is the most holy ever con
ferred on the human race. It was thus
with all of us, and now that “Rtub.”
has joined the Benedict’s band, we wish
him and his bride all the delights th t
go toward making marriage happy, and
the Lome circle a spot rearer tlian all
A New Law of Gases.—If his experi
ments may be regarded as naving i een
sufficiently complete, a writer iu the
Pharmaceutical Journal has discovered a
CKIKUU IKO.% IN 1U|>L\\D.
f be Rome Commercial publishes a let
ter from a gentleman in Ireland acknowl- j new law of gases; that is, that theie is a
eding the receipt of iron ore from Geoi-1 direct relation between t dor and suscep-
gia mints. TLe writer is engaged in tbe j totality to condensation. For example,
manufacture of iron and in ship-build
ing, aud ue finds tLe Georgia ore well
adapte ‘o his business. He wishes to
use it, . i .squire* the price per ton de
livered on shipboard in Savannah or
Cuarleston. Unless high rates of freight
shall check the demand, Georgia may
soon be largely engaged in the exporta-
sulphnrons at id, which has an intense
odor, becomes liquid under a pressure of
two atmospheres at fifteen degrees Fah
renheit, while nitrons acid, with the
faintest possible odor, requires fifty at
mospheres at a lower temperature. A
few gases of extremely fetid smell seem
to be exceptions to this law, but it holds
ticn of iron ore to Europe. Cherokee g°°J 80 generally that strength of odor
contains an almost inexhaustible
eppplj of the finest ore in tne world, and
this fact needs to be only generally
known to cause that section of country
to he studded with furnaces and manu
The President.—It is stated that
President Grant will neither receive dele-
K -tions nor receive propositions on pub-
ii h ’n?ss during his holiday enjoy
ments at Long Branch. He will visit
Washington at stated periods, for the
transaction of suah public business as
needs his immediate conaideration, and
1 ave all mere applications for office’until
the meeting of Congress. We repeat
these facts for the benefit of office-
and susceptibility to condensation may
be regarded as having a direct ratio to
•^■None can boast of better blood
than the biil-ic u. musquito. For six
thousand years he has drawn bis life from
tLe rmai veinscf Europe and the world,
iUw a 1ro » lbe plebian F. F. V.’a oi
the Western Hemisphere,
Pen Lucy School.—The midsummer
exhibition of Pen Lucy School, CoL R. M.
Johnson, principal, situated on the York
road, a few miles from the city of Bilti
more, took place recently. Addresses were
delivered by several gentlemen, among
whom we notice the names of R. W.
Allen, of Savannah, Ga., G. Peters, of
Atlanta, Ga., A. L. Koatz, of Atlanta,
Ga., and C. Hartridge, of Savannah, Ga.
Col. Johnson left for New York the
next day,and sailsed for Europe with two
of his pupils
The Exact Status of the Indian
Race.—It is the opinion of the Commis
sioner of Indian affairs that Congress
will be called upon to define the exact
status of the Indians, so that where cases
arise in the ffitnre as to their disposition
for criminal or other offenses, there may
be no question as to the proper jurisdic-
ion in tbe premises.
Gate City Brass Band.—This bandol
eolervd men has been in our city several
days, and e»ch afternoon serenaded the
streets. All thiLgs considered, they fur-
ntsu excellent music, and it has furnished
much enjoyment. The leaders are WTn.
Wukeison uhd O. J. Wallace. They
h ive also given several concerts, which,
we hear, were well attended. The mem
bers have conducted themselves in tne
most unexceptionable manner. They
were entertained quite handsomely last
evening at the residence of W. G. Hos
kins, President of the colored fire com
pany No. 2. I r was highly enjoyed by
our colored citizens.—Columbus &u7i,
The Dog Killer and negro man bad
another fight over a small size I cur on
Whitehall street near the railroad cross
ing. The dog killer came out best, the
dog went to the place where all good
dogs go, and the negro to the calaboose.
We would suggest to the dog killer that
he had better mind how he pitches into
men who happen to have a dog with
t itm, ou tue streets and trien to take them
away. He may likely get hold of the
wrong man aud get himself or the City
Mr. W. B. Davenport, General Ticket
Agent, and Major Charles McCabe, Pas
senger Agent, both of the St. Louis and
Southeastern Radroad, were at the Na
rional Hotel last night. These gentle
men represent, the shortest ami quickesl
time to St. Louis, and we commend them
to our readers wherever they may go.
Capt. R. L. Cowan, of the house of
Cheatham, Draughon& Co., of St. Louis,
was also at the National. This is a pork
packing establishment, and cur old
friend “Bib” represents it well.
Mad Dog.—On yesterday mrroing
dog, evidently affected with hydropho
bia, came running down Whitehall stre»
snapping and growling at everything that
came in his way. He made pedestrians
get out of his way, and double quick. A
policeman, after one or two unsuccessful
shots, at last killed him on Alabama
Change of Schedule on Georgia
Railroad,—The night passenger train
leaves Augusta at 2:15 p. m., and arrives
in Atlanta at 11:15 p. m. The day pas
senger train leaves Augusta at 8:20 a. m.,
and arrives at Atlanta at 5:45 p. m
Athens branch night train connects with
the np and down night passenger trains
at Union Point
Improving.—We are informed by his
attending physician, Dr. Lowe, that the
Rev. E ; W. Warren, Pastor of the First
Baptist Church, who has Been seriously
ill daring the past week, is now oat of
danger, and will likely be soon restored
to his field of pastoral labors.
Gen. Charles W. Field, manager of
the Life Association of America, is in the
city. The General is a first-class insur
ance man, and has here a host of triendi
who will be rejoiced to meet him.
The Washington Literary society of
the University of Virginia will have a
celebration June 30tb. Mr. J. S. Ken-
dall, of Georgia, is one of the Committee. 1 rigorous quarantine here.
Memphis, Jane 15.—Twenty-one inter
ments to-day against twelve yesterday.
Physicians say that the number of chol
era patients are increasing, but the dis
ease yields more readily to treatmeat than
during the past week.
Wilmington, N. G., June 15.—A fire
w„s discovered at 9 P. M. in the whole
sale grocery house oi Williams <fc Mur
chison. An almost total loss of stock by
fire ana water. The building was only par
tially destroyed. Stock and building
fully insurer. Two other small fires on
same block to-day, but both were ex
tinguished with trifling loss.
Aden, June 14, via London 15.—The
Sultan ot Zanzibar has signed tue treaty
with Great Britain for the suppression
of the slave trade, whic t was negotiated
by Sir Bartle Freer.
St. Louis, June 15.—Two colored men,
named Brown aud Taylor, of Springfield,
111., quarreled yesterday, and Taylor was
flogged Taylor then went home and
a double- ami shot gun, returned to
Brown’s house and killed tarn. Taylor
went home again ard shot himself, in
fill ring a wound irom which he soon dieu.
New Orleans, June 16.—The Libel
case of Hawkins vs. the Picayune is pro
gressing; six white and and six colored
jurors. Che court crowded.
Philadelphia, June 16.—Two bathers
in tne Brandywine, aged 18, drowned.
Boston, June 16—The commission
appointed to examine Smith, the West
field mm eierer, reports him sane. Ilt-
hangs on th-- 27tli.
Bayonne, June 15.—It is reported that
General Nouvillas has defeated the Curl-
ists under Darregarra.y near Vittoria.
Three hundred of the insurgents were
killed and wounded, -even hundred
Bkussells, Juue 15.—A special from
Paris to the Independence Beige says M.
Buele, Minister of the Interior, has re
signed and Goulard is his successor.
San Fr yncisco, June 15.—The Bulle
tin pubasues reports from sixty-nine in
terior towns of the State respecting grain
croj s. The prospects are very encour-
agiug in all places. Nearly an average
yield is promised. The scope of coun
try covered by the reports comprise the i
w uole gram growing sections ot the State.
Nayisota, Tex., June 15.—A fire
swept Washington Avenue from Brossig-.
to the posmffiee. Loss $200,000. In
surance $75,000. It is believed to be
the work ol an incendiary.
New Iberia, La., June 16.—S.met, a
Frenchman, and Alex Suaer, the colored
Justice of the Peace, were brutally mur
dered in tneir store, five miles from this
pa cos last night, by tLree negroes, ana
the ttore robbed uml burned. A muubei
of citizens h-ve gone in pursuit.
New York, June 16.—A five months
nusband, aged 23, met his 19 year old
wife with whom iie had never lived. Ht
stabbed his wife five tim- s aud death eu
sued iu five minutus.
A disreputable person killed instantly
a laooriug man in a free fight.
Louisville, June 16.—The bridge
over Rolling Fork is washed away.
Trams hence troin Louisville will be de
layed two days.
Belfast, Me., June 16.—Almon Gor
don, his wife and child, were found mar
dered iu tbeir beds, at Thorndike.
New York, Juue 16.—The trial of Vic
toria Woodlmll muTtnuieC. Clatiiu,for
libelling Lather C. Challis, was to have
begun to-day, but has been adjourned
Yesterday Sir Bartle Freere reports
that thirty thousand persons are annu
ally exported from Africa and sold into
James Curtin, while drunk early yes
terday morning, quarrelled with his wife,
when a young and idiotic brother of the
latter interfered and struck Curtin with
an ax, killing him.
Norwich, Conn., June 16.—A terrible
railroad accident occurred on the Norwich
& Worcester Railroad. The track was
obstructed by robbers. The trains
plunged into the river, falling in on top
of one another. A great many deaths.
Great destruction. Suspected parties
London, June 16.—The Shah of Per
sia wih arrive here on Wednesday next.
Boston, June 16—Hon. Mcses Bates,
a prominent member of the Democratic
party, and for some years the chairman
of its Central Committee, died in East
Washington, June 16.—The Star says
that changes will be made in twenty
Consulates to make room tor Southern
San Francloo, June 1G.—James Old
field has beeu murdered iu the town of
Palisade, Soriora, by a man named Au-
dist, who stubbed h-s victim right in the
presen e of his wife.
Montpelier, June 16.—Five or twenty
people on a pleasure party iu two boa’s
which collided were - drowned. Tbe ott
ers wer- taken 'r. m ti e water uncon
scious, but were restored.
' Washington, j June 16.—Eiias Burnett,
who was convicted of kuklnxing in South
Carolina, has been pardoned, having
served thirteen months of his sentence.
Nashville, June 16.—Thirty-two in
terments from cholera have been re
ported since Saturday. A large per
centsge of those attacked have recovered.
Tne deaths are nearly all colored people.
New York, June 16.—The vestry of
Trinity Church was robbed by burglars
last night of several books. The poor
boxes were emptied, and some clerical
robes carried off.
Two of .ne stabs inflicted by Gillen
upon his wife went completely through
her heart, and another through her liver.
Gil'en was sent to the Tombs by the
Memphis, June 16.—The weather to
day has been very unfavorable for the
improvement of the health of the city.
During the night the mercury fell 12 de
grees, and to-day it was rainy aLd hot.
There were 19 interments to-day, of
which 15 died of cholera pnd cholera in-
famum. The City Cmnci 1 this after
noon passed an ordinance establishing a
board of health.
New Yoke, Jane 16.—The Sun says
th-ttonr other parsons, in addition to
Bacon whose death has already been re
ported from yellow fever, were attacked
on the steamer Yazoo, en route from
Havana to Puiladelpnia and this port,
and that two of them dikd and were
buned at sea, the fact being hitherto
kept secret. Vessels irom Havana and
Vera Cruz are dow subjected to the most
Scarlet fever in Brunswick.
The active, persistent fL?a keeps
Franklin up to the scratch.
The dog population of Macon
amounts to two thousand or more.
There are fourteen hundzed Meth
odists in Columbus.
Dawson Heath, for nearly fifty
years a citizen of Butts county, died
suddenly last week.
Rev. E. B. Barrett, formerly pastor
of the Brunswick Baptist Church, is
to return to his old pastorate there.
The Chattahoochee bridge at
Franklin, destroyed by a gale last
winter, is soon to be ie-built.
Tbe Commencement exercises of
the Rome Female College are in pro
gress the present week.
J. L.Holli field has retired from the
West Point News, and is succeeded
by J. L. Birch.
Two seetious of the Hawkinsville
and Fufaula Railroad are under con
tract, and the work is progressing
Mr. J. A. Render, of Meriwether
county, died at Greenville last week.
He once represented that county in
Chicken-pox, measles, and a few
lingering cases of mumps and whoop
ing cough, still harrass the Bruns-
Last week, a Philadelphia negr ■
teacher and preacher was shot in
Athens for his insolence to a white
Last week D. D. Fracy, oi Macon,
detected a negro iu his store in the
night, and in a desperate rencounter,
the negro was shot tlnee times, it is
The Carroll people are pitching
1 their tents for a camp-meeting' at
Shiloh, beginning Wednesday before
the fourth Sunday iu September, at
which time the spring chickens will
be fully grown.
Gov. Smith has signified his ap
proval of the work on the North and
South Railroad, aud that he will
shortly sign and turn over the bonds
for the first twenty miles.
The citizens of Walton county arc
about building a railroad from Mon
roe to Social Circle. Nearly all the
money for the purpose has been sub
scribed, and in a short time we hope
the road will be in operation.
The Central boats will resume reg
ular semi-weekly trips on July 1st.
The New Jackson will leave Colum
bus on Tuesdays, reach Bainbridge
on Wednesdays. Leave Bainbridge
on Thursdays and reach Columbus ou
Fridays and leave again on Satur
days aud return Mondays. The Far
ley will make semi-weekly trips to
Apalachicola and connect with the
Jackson at Bainbridge.
M. Tliiers is ptonouneed the greatest
parliament strategist Europe eve* bad.
One day last weeK nine 'hundred and
fifty-one persons sailed from New.York
A scientific writer iu one cf the maga
zines says that no macadamized road
is fit for use till firmly cemented by con
Tne Sultan, it is reported, nas issued
a firman granting to the Khedive ot
Egypt an independent internal govern
ment, and authorizing him to augment
the army iiud conclude foreign treaties.
A Paris correspondent of the Pall
Mall Gazette repeats a rumor that
there is a milliard unaccounted for
on the books of the Thiers adminis
A special dispatch to the Daily Xeics of
London from Rome says many of the
monks belonging to the monasteries in
the latter city, which are to be sup
pressed, will go to Chili and Bolivia.
The healtn officer of Philadelphia gives
notice to vessels from Wilmington, North
Carolina, or any other port or place on
Cape Fear river, bound for Philadelphia
during tne continuance of tue qna an-
tiue season, to stop at the Lazaretto fot
Tie b lances in the United S - a1t&
Treasury are: Currency, $5,592,541; spe
cial depo its of legal tenders for tne re
demotion of certificates of deposit, $30,-
375,000; coiD, $76,914,441—including
$35,559,100 in coin certificates; outstand
iDg legal tenders, $356,00 >,000.
The New York W’oi Id states that tbe
success of the Committee of Seventy n
getting its members into office has leil to
a movement under the managem-ut of
Thurtow Weed <fc Co., the object of which
is to make William F. Havemeyer the
next Governor of the State, to be elected
in the fall of 1874, and Governor John
A. Dix the next President of the United
States, to be elected in 1876.
Advices from Rio de Janeiro to the 23d
alt. have been received. The conflict
between the clergy and speret societ.es
continued to agitate Brazil. The Min-
istiy had taken strong ground on the
subject and were gaining support for
their policy. In the Lower House the
Premier made a speech defending the
Fiee Masons, and promised that ener
getic measures would be taken to prevent
the Bishops ana the Jesuits from inter
fering with the Society.
Hannibal I. Kimball and Edwin N.
Kimball have filed their petition in bank
ruptcy in the District. Court of the
Uuited States for the District of Massa
chusetts. Their liabilities amount to
$3,760,177 45. Tne amount of indebt
edness returned in Georgia foots up the
handsome little snm of $708,550.
Henry Clews & Co., one banking com
pany m New York, loses the small snm
of $1,000,1.00. J. G. Sears, of Griffin,
feels tbe pressure to the trifliug sum of
$40,000, tnat he worked for as contractor
on tbe Yan Wen Railroad. As to the
assets of the estates we are not advised,
bat if tney will amonnt to fifty cents in
the dollar on the indebtedness, the assi
gnees, who are to be chosen at a court of
bankruptcy, to be held at Boston ou the
10th of June, at eleven o’clock, A. m.,
will have a good thing of it—Griffin Star.
Tbe State H.bM
A special correspondent of th. v 0
\ ork Herald, writing from Wash!
ton under date of June 5th, Si T ? '
important news reaches he/A.
South Carolina, front wliRh ^ ro&1
learnt that the return off.iM d
Hoge.o! South c“rotaM:T° l! «
nou of Morton, lllUs & C t , "rf-
1 ork, for a writ of ma«d’-itm
compel him to levy a tax for th?* to
meut oi the interest on th*- n'' I
debt, demonstrates conchaiveH®
the Supreme Court cannot lawftrif 1
grant the writ tor which appW?
is made. In general terms the t &
troller domes thi.t it Jhis
certain aud determine the rate oft I
anon; argues that tne judgment?
the court, if had, would be vain ?
nugatory, and declares that the bon ]
upon whieu the petition is based -?
not lawfully hypothecated and sold
aud that a large portion of them ?'
issued without uarrant of law. pi‘
is meeting the question squarely tli»
more especially as the Comptroller
General m his return, distii 10 S
rges that bonds of the State tu
amount of *1,191,700, are no’u
alid debt ot the State, and are out
‘ nding without authority 0 f l w
is asked, therefore, tha. the writ
not issue until an investigation
all first be had to ascertain 6 what
tion of the aggregate public (Ut
$15,851,327 subsists as ilie va’id
debt of the State. For the first time
the public have an official admission
that the State of South Carolina has
been robbed to the tune of U( jq
000. ’ r
The Value of t li<
Sx. Hun, ,l une u
FbLTon Sun: The palmetto which
is so abundant in the southern part
of our Slate, and which has been eon-
sidered a nuisance for many years
past, is now being pur, to profitable
uses, so that lauds containing great
quantities of it near our sea-board
cities, must enhance in value.
The lull developed leaf is made into
a good quality of paper. The tender
bud taken from the trunk before it
commences to open, at a certain stage
of the moon, is opened, bleached,
plaited and made into ladies’ lmt/,
which are sent North and sold as last
as they can be manufactured. Ex
quisite flowers with which the hats are
trimmed, are made of the same ma
The business has been carried on
extensively, this season, at Fernan-
dina and other uoints in Florida, and
proved very profitable.
Quite a number of ladies in our
city are engaged in making flowers,
which is more profitable and better
suited to their tastes than plaiting.
It is said that the trunk of the pal
metto is valuable for tanning pur
This city is a good site to start a
large hat factory. It is on the river,
and the material is abundant and
convenient, and the facilities lor
shipping good. Lycubgus.
Hf<l<len Treats lire Found.
Many of our readers will remember
William Henry, who once kept a
stove store on market square, and
who died about eight yeiirs ago, in
apparent poverty. He was believed
by eveiy one who was cognizant of
his great pf-nuriousness, to have ac
cumulated a large amount ot prop
erty, and this impression became con
viction, when Henry, upon his death
bed, confessed that he had secreted
considerable treasure under two oaks
on the Yale Royal plantation. A
search for the iiidden treasure was
made, but it was attended with no
success, and the matter soon passed
from the piublic mind. A few days
since, however, we are informed, a
negro, while digging on tne planta
tion, unearthed at the foot of a tree a
large quantity of gold and silver,
amounting to $17,000, and he is now
as happy as a clam at high water.—
A convenient ink ii»r the use of
travt iers was exhibited at a recent
meeting ot liie Frankfort Polytech
nic Association. It consists of
sheets of while blotrintr paper satura
ted with analmc black, dried and
pasted logetiier so as to form a pad.
i'o prepare it lor use, a small piece
is torn off and soaked in a little
water, th is forming excellent ink.
Recent experiments in France have
developed a fact worth the knowing
of physicians: That the epileptiform
convulsions excited by essence of
wormword and Japan camphor may
be allayed by the use of bromide ot
potassium. This may be regarded as
an additional ev idence of the value of
bromide in cases ot genuine epilepsy.
Says the Des Moines (Iowa) Regis
ter: “The North and'South have a
community of sorrow. In the green
earth, the ashes of their dead, let
both bury their resentments, and
plant the seeds of 'a new and vital
fellowship. Victors can afford to be
magnanimous; indeed, the magna
nimity is the victor.”
Senator Frelinghuysen, it is au
thoritatively announced, has returned
his back pay to the Treasury. He
has, beyond question, “placed it
where it will do the most good.” It
is also announced, ana authorita
tively, that Mr. W. S. Holman has
returned his back pay to the Treas-
Ury * , , ,
Mr. Darwin is going to spend the
summer in the south' of France.