Codart own, April 11th.
JNO. W. Radley Editor.
Th« Express has a larger circu
lation than any other newspaper
published In the 38th Senatorial
l«-lt does look like in time6
like these, that ladies could dis|><
with thousand dollar dresses.
rrA counterfeit of the new Sil
ver dollar is out. It can only be
detected by weight. It contains (18
grains less silver than the genuine,
f3T , *Nothing is heard now of the
depreciation of Government bonds.
Gold ia depreciating while bonds and
greenbacks are appreciating. Gold
in New York is$ per cent, premium.
Doorkeeper Polk hue been
discharged by Congress on account
of his looking n little loo fur in the
. interest of his friends. Could a Re
publican House bare been induced
to do such u tiling?
HT Hardin county, Kentucky, is
a candidate for the office of jailer.
The lost Elisabethtown jXtms wc re
ceived contained the names of thirty-
six worthy sons ready and willing to
immolate themselve on tho ultur ol
iw Our Washington oorrespon-
deut occasionally spurs the democrat
lo members of Congress up. There
is no denying that the Republicans
do beat us on organization. Their
little differences are only of ways
and meuns; on general results (heir
object is the same.
23F“ While emigration is pouring
southward, should not Georgia make
m big move to induce them to settle
in our own fair state? It would the
more quickly bring about a demand
for land, and enhance the value of it.
An immigration society iu Polk
county would accomplish a vast
amount of good. When will we
awake to our interests ?
The public spirited man is a rari
ty, 8"iuewbat. Hut when be is sober
Will They do it?
| It is wisely proposed l»v IK
I in Con gr, ss to take o or n
in hi ? judgments and discreet in bis \ for securing a repeal of the lo - timp-
iy Montgomery Hi.aiu is san-
guiue of his success in eventually
unseating Mr. Hayes and seating
Mr. Tilden. We have no faith in
in it. The country is quiet now; let
it remain so. The thing for the de
mocracy to do is to organize and
keep organized until 1880, and try
it again. The burgan was made. We
were swindled, and we’ll have to
make the best of it Let the coun
try remain quiet.
Another Fire nt Forsyth.
Forsyth seems to be an ill favored
towu. But a few weeks ago and a
disastrous conflagration swept away
a considerable portion of the town.
On Sunday night last fire broke
out again in the business centre.
There were losses approximating ten
thousand dollars, with but little in-
suranoe. It seems from the account
given that it was a tinder box row.
A strong appeal is made to the Coun
cil for a fire engine. Not only For
syth, that is almost destroyed, should
have one, but all other towns of any
•ise; especially frame bnilt towns.
Qm» L. I. Qartrsll.
Several exchanges are now advo
cating Gen. L. J. Gartrell, of At
lanta, for our next governor. This
suggestion begins to sound like bus
iness, and if Georgia has any man
more competent and worthy than our
noble Gartrell, we would love to
know who he is. Gen. Qartrell’s
name as a candidate would wake up
the people through all this land, aud
we are sure no better man ever has
or ever will occupy that ohair than
Gen. Gartrell. Say, southern Geor
gia, will you give us Gartrell for our
next governor ?
The above is from the Tacoa Her
ald. While we are not personally
acquainted with Gen. Gartrell, we
are satisfied from what our friends
bereabepta tell us that Georgia
might go farther in her selection of
governor and fare worse.
PJ-Again do we urgently re
quest our friends over this and ad-
yarning counties to send ns com
munications- Contributions of a lit
erary uiture will also be welcomed.
Jf our friends will just consider that
they fator us and not we them, we
would be glad. Out side assistance
is absolutely eswMial to make a good
views, ho is fc u public beiiefuctor, al
ways. Some men criticise his bear
ing in all public enterprizes rather
sharply, and some positively censure
his liberality to the undertakings
that have for their end the advance
of the goncrul weal. Tho explanu-
tiou ia to be found in the fact, that
selfishness is made prominent by
contrast. Muoh the larger class,
with but little leBS grace, and no
more real heroism, stand by and wit
ness his expenditure ef time, and tal
ent and money for the financial, in
tellectual, moral aud religious growth
of the general community, just as if
it were a matter oi course, and all
just and right and equitable. Their
bands-ofT attitude is about what one
would expect to see, if his neighbor,
in the presence of all the towp were
projecting a rail road to tho moon.
By the public spirited man, we
mean that man that has the senti
ment that prompts him to undertake
for the public good. That man that
looks beyond tho low horizon that
limits the view who thinks or cares
for nought but self. That man who
likes a larger sphere than can be
measured by the rim ol a silver dol
lar. That man who feels a whole
some pride in the fair name of the
city in which he dwells—the record
of tho county in which he lives—and
the comparative standing of the state
of which he is a citizen. Thut man
that feels, what in fact is the truth,
that his own good name is closply
identified with such things ns make
the reputation ntul standing of his
people. He feels, when the failures
and inferiorities of his town, his
county or his state are being noted
down that himeelf were being dis
sected and the block spots being un
covered. To berate that man’s town
in any of its general representatives,
you sting his pride and wound his
spirit. On the contrary, there are men
who will crack jokes ivith you all
day about the neglected condition of
the public cemetery of their town—
the neglected streets—the dried-up-
ou-the-stalk look of the city Park; in
fine the dilapidatedue9s generally.
We pity them. The very men whom
they join in the laugh over such
things, write them down a small
“vulgar traction” in the estimate of
We feel sorry when we write it
down that some men Bpond a life
time in their own shadow. They are
in bondage to a heartless selfishness.
They are tethered by a short cord.
They become to be unable to freely
enjoy the sunshine of heaven, be
cause they do not fully know how to
make its light and warmth expend
their force for their own selfish good.
They lose all patience for the beau
tiful flowers for they yield to them
no salable fruit. They do not ap
preciate the song of the bird, for fear
the bird may pluck a grape from
Such men may gather gold and
lay it away in the strong box; yet of-
teneBtitis otherwise. But if they
do, when they are dead it finds escape
from its vault and runs in riot and
extravagance. When such meuare
buried the mourners are few: people
go to the grave mechanically, and no
benefUted one steps forward to plant
To build a church, such men nev
er contribute. You will get off well
if you are not insulted when you
ask them. To contribute to an en-
terprize that looks to the develop
ment of their section, say a county
fair, is the farthest from their inten
tions. They wculd like well enough
to take • premium—if it is iu money.
A few, and a very few at that, bear all
the burdens in a public venture.
We have been moruliziug, that is
alk Sometimes it does good to push
with a jagged pen; it brings us and
others to reflect, and begin to en
quire where we are in tho class-
head, foot or where.
lion Ac . The Repeal Bill bus lung
been in the hands of the Senate Fi
nance Com mi tee. and the attompt to
defeat it. by the policy of delay is un
mistake ble. When the bill passes the
Senate there is no assurance that it
will pass the White House, and tho
measure, while it has a majority of
both Houses, might not have a two-
thirdi majority. The passage of the
Resumption Act, originally, was a
desperate and infamous measure of
the Money Power. The persistency
with which the Money Power’s Sec
retary of the Treasury insists on en
forcing it, against humanity and
against his ov/n admissions in the
premises, is infamous and desperate.
The guardians of the interests of the
people will be justified in resorting
to unsual methods to defeat such men
ami such measures. It is proposed
to attach the Resumption Repeal Bill
to the Legislative and Executive Ap
propriation Bill. That measure is
demanded by a majority of the peo
ple, by a majority ot the Congress,
by the prosperity of the country. II
the Executive and the minority of
the Congress choose to obstruct its
passage, let them by the sarno token
take the responsibility of stopping
tho salaries of the Executive and Leg
islative Department of the Govern
If, in a people's Government, the
people’s agent will not obey the in
telligent wishes of the people lot tho
pay of the agents stop till they re
pent. A brunch of the Government
that is nothing but an instrument
of woe, of bankruptcy, of universal
misfortune should be reached iu
some way. It is practicable and
equitable to fasten the pay of the
obstructionists and this great meas
ure of relief together, alike to stand
or fall. If the Democratic Caucus
should determine upon thi* policy
the party would h. ve the sanction
and the thanks of the people. Only
in this way, it seems probable, can
the repeal be effected is season to
8ftve the remnant of our industries.
This policy is not half so aggressive
or extreme as the Resumption polioy
which it would defeat, while it is in
finitely more humane and proper.
foundation of the attempt, as broad
as the country—and to exclude from
it every appearance of partisanship.
Mr. Blair fails to do this. He com
mences his attack from Annapolis
and he associates with himself only
partizans who are excellent men and
able lawyers to be sure, but whoso
A dispatch from Parish says:; “A
rumor is current in St. Petersburg
that Prince Gortsohakoff may resign
in favor of Count Schouvaloff, with
a view to restoro confidence between
Russia and Europe.”
A Constantinople dispatch says:
‘It. is announced that Vefyk Paslm’s
reputation as partizans will infallibly indisposition has increased, and a
drive from his support the men whose
efforts are essential to' its success.
He can never get through Congress
his bill unfrier winch the Supremo
Court is to try the question of title
to the Presidency. Much as we may
regret tho fact, it is almost certainly
true that Mr. Blair, by commencing
in an injudicious manner, lias not
only defeated himself but lias done
what will defeat.auy other effort to
light what was wrong in the result
of the Presidential contest of 1870.
It is unnecessary to say that Mr.
Blair is sanguine of success. He
would not be Montgomery Blair if he
were not sanguine.
Yesterday and the day before the
Senate further discussed the Pacific
Railroad funding bill. Senators
Booth, Edmunds, Dawes and Thur
man, speaking. To-day Stanley Mat-
consultation of physciaus has been
held. It is stated that Vefyk consid
ers, in the event of an Anglo-Rus-
sian war, that the Porte should not
resist a British fleet passing through
the Bosphorus. The Turks to reoc
Paris, April 7.—a correspondent
at Petli has lmd an interview with M
Tisza, Premier of the Hungarian
Ministry, who said Austria and Hun
gary would go to war if nec ssary to
prevent the establishment of u Slav
onic State on her Southern border.
A HATCH OP IMPORTANT rumors.
London, April 8.—A Constanti
nople special says: “A report conies
from a good source that ilie Khedive
has announced that he will declar- Jhis
independence should Turkey foim
any alliance against England.
“Jtis stated thut Russia hus offi
cially offered to quit the neighbor
hood of Constantinople if tho Brit
ish fleet withdraws.
“Italy is endeavoring to induce the
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STA reyiv.l of the days of an-
cient Borne has been inaugurated in
San Antonia, Texas. The people
there are to witness a series of lion
and bull fights. In the Bret fight the
bnll came out alive; the lion, dead.
A SPICY LETTER FROM AUSTIN.
He Lumbers into the Democratic
Members, and Closes With a
Eulogy upon Our own
quiring.no new protection for Gov
ernment interests, will have the
The Senate Committee on appro
priations yesterday reported the Na
val appropriation bill. There is ad
ded to tho House bill the sum of
To-day Mr. Wood’s tariff bill is the
special order m the House, and Mr.
W. will proceed to explain tho more
important of its provisions, lie is
confident of success in both House
Few public men, even in the prime
of healthful life, are as industrious or
keep themselves as well posted in
political events, and in scientific and
literary matters, ns lion. Alexander
U. Stephens. When notutat the
House, or asleep, ho is constantly
employed in listening to the reading
of what it seems desirable to know,
and iu die utiug * iniBvvcro to luum r
oils correspondents. His marvelous
memory retains all thatiu important,
lie was curionslv victimized a few
days8ince. Some friend in whom he
had great oonfidoace sent him lor
presentation in the House, a bill in
relution to the metric system. Mr.
Stephens received it after taking his
ueut, and presented it without read
ing. It turned out to be one of those
not uncomniun productions of a man
able on other subjects, but unsound
ofinindou that one point. It was
full of whims and vagaries as differ
ent from what Mr. Stephens supposed
it to be, as light from darkness. Mr,
Stephens will read all the bills he
Some Interesting Reading.
Washington, April 5, 1878.
Yesterday Rhode Island followed
New Hampshire in electing a Repub
lican Governor and Legislature. The
Democratic majority in the House of
Representatives was at the same time
quurreling over a doorkeeper, or
a page, or a messenger, or some
thing else. Sent hero to reform an
official corruption that was destroy
ing private morals and to reduce
official expenditures that were de
stroying private property, the Demo
cratic House yesterday, as often be
fore, was engaged in petty squabbles
as to little matters not of interest to
ten men in the country. And New
Hampshire and Rhode Island show
ed their appreciation of the fact.
Gentlemen of the Democratic party
in the House of Representatives, you
are making that victory impossible
which only six months ago seemed
There is much to admire iu Hon.
Montgomery Blair and his manner
of attacking Mr. Hayes through the
Maryland Legislature; and the per
sistency with which he is following
up the attack, proves the ingenuity,
courage and honesty of the man.
But they do not equally prove the
sonndnesB of his judgment: The
course to be pursued in unseating
Mr. Hayes aud seating Mr. Tilden
was, as has been repeatedly urged in
this correspondence to commence
operations in Congress—-to make the
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wish to secure the rust trade from Polk, Paulding snd Haralson counties/
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Is the Word from the Other Sido.
Germany Suggests that Conces
sions Should be Made,
And the Czar Seems Disposed to
Yie'd Several Points for Peace.
Rnmorthat Gortschakoff Will Re-
. sign in Order to Restore Con
And Eacn Is Only Waiting for the
Other to Vacate the Vicinity of
BULL AND BsAR.
PROBAHLE ACTION OP THE LIBERALS.
London, April 7.—It is believed
Gladstone coincides with the determi
nation of the opposition leaders to
move no amendment to the address of
the Queen Monday!
RUSSIA CALM AND UNMOVED.
Noticing the London Post’s deola-
tion of Saturday that the British
Governmeut would back up its cir
cular, hut was willing to cousider
the views of Viennese statemeu, the
Journal de St. Petersburg Bays:
“Russia can trau^uilly regard the
waverings ef nervous policy, while
herself maintaining her position un
rumor that gortsohakoff will
oring to influence tin? insurgents.
peaceful rumors assuming defi
London, April 8.—A correspon
dent at St. Petersburg, telegraphing
Sunday, says: “To-day hopeful ru
mors, without apparent cause, were
current on Saturday, have taken a
more definite form. It is said an im
portant letter lias been received from
Berlin, suggesting that concessions
should be made to avoid a European
war. Whether this is true of not, it
is pretty certain that Germany is
abandoning her purely passive atti
tude. Russia has not requested Ger
many’s good offices, but there is rea
son to believe she will gladly accept
them. Hopes for a Congress are re
viving, and Gen. Ignatielf has even
postponed his departure for Constan
tinople, so as to be able to accompa
ny Prince Qortschakoft oil' to Berlin
as second plenipotentiary, if the Con
gress meets. It ia emphatically de
clared here that Prince tfliika, the
Romanian Agent, must hnvo misun
derstood Prince Gortsohakoff, a. the
latter never refused to admit discus
sion on the Bess irabiau question.
The Russian Cabinet does not deny
that the Bessarabia question involves
European interest, although it nus
not yet expressly admitted i
JOHNNY GOES MARCHING HOME.
A special from fcmu Stefano reports
the first Russian cavalry division and
a division of Co.sacks of the Don
have begun their homeward march
by way of Ibial. Three regiments of
Cossacks, two butteries, and the
Eleventn Corps under General Scha-
koffsy have gone by way of Rust-
PRESSURE ON THE PORTE.
A correspondent at Peru under
stands that Austria has assured the
Porte that she will oppose any effort
to enforce the San Stefano treaty,
The Russians arc desperately urging
the Sultan to surrender his iron-clads
and positions on the Bosphorus.
AUSTRIA SETS HER FOOT DOWN.
A Vienna correspondent saye: “Be
side verbal remarks made to Gener
al Ignatieff, a more extensive state
ment in writing, of Austria’s views,
was delivered to Prince Gortschakoff
by Austria, two days after General
Inimtieff’s arrival at St. Petersburg.”
TURN IN TIIE TURKISH RIDE.
It is announced from Constantino
ple that the current feeling in the
Trukish Government is now running
wholly against Russia.
THE CZAIl’S CONCESSIONS.
London, April 8.—A dispatch
from Berlin says it is stated thut the
Czar will ask the Emperor of Ger
many to mediate, and offers to sub
mit the entire treaty of San Stefano
to the Congress, and also making
2^*Tho greatest crime of modern
times, after the coup d'etat of Louis
Napoleon and his infamous associ
ates, was the Electorial Commission.
It was bloodless because of the con
servatism of the South. It was
bloodless because of the consorvaism
of tho Democratic leaders. But ev
ery one connected with its decision
deserved to die in the|body, and will
die the metaphorio death meted out
by a just but benign Republicanism
to political traitors. The villains
who consummated the deed will not,
indeed, receive their full reward.
But, enjoying a stolen property which
has been gall and wormwood to them,
they will go out of power to end their
days in useless wrath and longing,
t passing into history thoroughly dii-
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