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LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION :
ONE COPY, On. Ye»r,
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fHN COPIES. On. Y«r,—
Rev. Mr. Gurney, of this place, has been
transferred from the Northern Methodist
1 Conference of this State to Rhode Island j
Our Next Major.
Athens, Oct. 27th.
Mr. Editor :—The time for the muni
cipal election is drawing near, and as the
registery. lists are now open, it seems to be
high time that the candidates for Mayor
should be brought forward. Now, Sir, with
all due respect to the other gentlemen who
mayenter the field, we most respectfully,
propose the name of one of the staunchest
and best citizens of Athens—a man whose
. iojctuoti. through the chin, but without breaking the strict integrity, high-toned Christian clisrac-
* ua. aii *drerti«em«nM considered transient exe«pt j jaw-bone.. Ha did,not, know tlis pistol was! tei\ and undoubted ability, have made him
W Te‘I!!5«2rSSwoiS?«SS , i.nqu«ra. loaded, ami snapped it to frigliten .hcr. n bright example amongJiis fellow"citizens.
»W Ubnml contracts ra»do with jeuly nd rest Iran. ~ ‘ ’’ ~ "
CluUnn or AdnslnlstnUoi or.Ousrdlsn.hlp ..
The Dispatch brought up the river last
week 341 bales of cotton, t,
Rpmc has her George Washington. He
is a colored registered voter. j<( * ■
_ . ~1 * “ . . 1 Mr. Harry Tuttle, night watckpian on
llatCS OI Advertising • ' steamer Magnolia, while playing witii'Miss
Transient sd..rtls«ments, of one square or more $1 00 * Linit Malone, yesterday morning,' shot her
* T sqosre (orUs Aral Insertion, and SOcentsfor each .ub- through the eliin. but without hreakimr the
Noiico to IHbtOWMW OW . 1 •. -
sales o' L&nd, Ac. t i»tr iquAre.......................... ... 500 and was completely dost
■■SttfcggSrgii 1 sr •~ t
Tax COB rctor Vriales, per
loaded, and snapped it to frighten, her. a . _
This is another instance' illustrating tho 1 We refer to Major M. Stanley. No one
j danger of fooling with fire-arms.—Courier. ' doubts that he is highly capacitated for the
Yesterday aboiitnoan, Mi4MpPskitche!], j P°*»tiOn, and we are sure that, at there-
' * ■ "" '—"a, caught lire 1 T ,e8t of histnany frien J " 1 **
p % Thyre was i to become a candidate
soo | on ^h® suburbs of. East RoSSTcaught lire fT ,est of his many friends, he will consent! st^ge should partake, to a
KoVlCfl lO WOIU* r A« 1 nn.l ntAn ,1 1 ini i lit hn/tAinu n MnHinalA' A. ♦I,,. — _5 - J ' J - i
ureeating Mrs.! 1 e^u*..V[h.
* ® !* ^irfr .
Farad o«ir» Msrt«s*»,’por 100 I •AoifilfllBlWlA whoV.oAfS at the fur
R«‘. « McDonald, jester j Municipal Election,
-r- Vi* 1 ji l ,a * llt u!. •! ut ’ lllt ' uu *‘.‘ !c Editor Daily Georgian :—The time is
COLORADO. i SSlWW’ J near at hand when a nomination will be
• iii f p ii* ,i j " ,cs ; 1 % lancing ™ a ^>. ,,e ! made of some suitable person to fill the po-
Colorado has, of course, gone Republi-; « e are told-and cut off the length ot the j sition ofMavor of our ^j.. Many persons
rap. Everybody knew it would as in the j “J® tiro accident was very painful,i hrive been mentioned in this connection,
?•>«•■ „f Ohio, and if they did’t know it, they , 01 , ® 0 "“ r * t ,! l atl ° 11 l * iat * 1,s \ but while all are capable, permit your cor-
had better not say so now. Whether it j .. . ° rU ° ' ' . respondent to think that there are some
•i , ,k„ ,, r • Rloon i at the recent btate hair in who have superior claims, comhmed with
was the effect of financial planks in the Macon, contracted the currency into his undoubted capacity and merit,
ylalfonn, big bonanzas or government | pocket-hook to the araonnt of about oue | As one of the latter class, I present the
whiskey, we are not prepared to say. Col- i hundred dollars lbr bees and honey.— Com- j name of C. G. Talmadge, a popular member
orado will be admitted into the Union on j mercial - ,,, ( of our City Council. His faithful services
i i„i. savannah. j are too well known to be enumerated here,
die 4th of next July, and consequently mil. We were informed yesterday of the death,! His untiring energy, affable deportment,
add four or five votes in the E cctornl Col- in Brunswick, of Rev. Abram Burk, a well i and patriotic love of old Atheus, would give
loec. Next. known and very respectable colored I ns a Mavor to be envied by all sister cities.
preacher of the Baptist persuation. The J What say the people ? Athenian.
deceased was horn in Bryan, county, in i
1822, and was, consequently, 53 years of j lJcorgla sta tc Musical Convention.
A sample of the premium bale of cotton | The Musical Convention of the State of
was on exhibition at tho Cotton Exchange, Georgia met at Rehobcth Baptist Church,
and was acknowledged to be of the very J Friday, Oct 22, 1875. The President and
best quality. Tins cotton was raised by ai v . u
widow lady named .Mrs. Dewberry, (not j % “President being absent, on motion,
I Mr. Dewberrv. as mentioned livnur AThcnn Rev. W. R. Goss w
I10USK RACING AND AGRICULTURAL
tircat fault is want to be found with our
Agricultural Fairs, that they do not allow
horse racing at their Annual Exhibitions.
Is horse racing in anywise a part of our
agricultural or industrial expositions? Would j Mr. Dewberry, as mentioned by oiir Macon | R cv - W. R. Goss was elected President,
it not be just as allowable or just as much a j ooircspondcnt,) and was awarded the first and Prof. J. E. Vickery Vice-President,
part of the Annual Commencements W our ; I’ r ' z ® a . t l ' le ^ tate I' a * r . ’ The committee at 1 j. W. Strickland was re-elected Secretary.
the h air recommended that the \>ale lie sent I.• n c _ n„i„
to the Centennial at Philadelphia. Mrs.] 0 " mot ‘ 0U ca “ f<jr Deleates was read,
Dewberry also took the prize at the Fair I «“ d the followmg were found present:
last year.—News. From Rehobeth School: Males—R. P.
institutions of learning or the commercial
conventions throughout the country ?
Such exhibitions of the speed of horses be
long strictly and properly to the jockey clubs
of the day. It is specially within their juris
diction to direct, control and give opportuni
ty to these exhibitions. We do not propose
to say that the test of speed in horses which
is but an evidence of durability, a quality so
much to be desired in our stock of horses,
should not be permitted. Even if our judg
ment should disapprove, there is a very large
proportion of our people who think other
wise. Then that there shall be no conflict
and that, nil classes may he accommodated,
let the annual agricultural, industrial and
Hon. T. F. Bayard, United States Sena
tor from Delaware, left by steamer far New
York Saturday. 1
The Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machine
Company have presented an elegant cabinet
sewing machine as a prize to be contended
for at tho next spelling bee.
For the first time since the war, a Uiiited
States flag was hoisted on a private building 1
Hall, C. W. Hall, W. M. Moore. Females
—F. O. Moore, M.E. Brown, L G. Haynes.
Hart County—Mill Town School: Males
—R. L. Bobo, W. E. Vernon. Females—
H. D. Vickery, M. J. Murray.
Madison County—Janes’ Chapel: Males
—J. W. McGanty, J. R. Chandler, C. S.
Compton, J. R. Dean, H. A. McEwin.
Union, Madison County, School: Males
in Savannah, on Saturday, the hunting bo-, _G. W. Strickland, H. H. Tolbert, E. A.
ing thrown to the breeze from tho Pulaski I Wright, E. T. Strickland, W. B. Williams.
“ ouse - j Fem:des—J. A. Williams, S. E." Goss t< F. A.
Rather a strange incident happened at the | Williams, M. A. Willinms.
Marine Hospital Saturday morning, and The following persons became members
which may possibly give a clue to some of | of this body: J. V. Brown, C. A. Wilder,
. •,. ; the mysterious fires that sometimes occur. A. T. Latty, and J. R. Chandler. F. A.
s ’' * j A box of ordinary parlor matches were sit- McFarland was received as correspondent
tions in the speed of horses, each be confined j ting on a table in the reception room, when ! from the Franklin County Singing Conveu-
to its legitimate sphere. If the fair grounds
afford a convenient and suitable place for
these horse exhibitions, let the jockey clubs
so desiring, make arrangements to hold their
annual entertainments just at the conclusion
of each annual fair of the agricultural nsso- j
ciatioo. This no doubt could be done
without conflict or inconsistency, allowing
each and every citizen of the State to deter
mine for themselves, which entertainment
will afford to them the greatest amount of
pleasure and profit.
A ua USTA ECLIPSED—A TLANTA O VER-
THE (1CBKRNAT0R1AL CONTESTS DWINDLES
INTO FORGETFULNESS. REGISTRATION THE
ORDER OF THE DAY.
It will be seen by reference to the com
munications iu to-day's issne, that the usual
annual excitement over onr election for
Mayor is beginning to assume huge propor
tions. Already two gallant knights have
been suggested for the contest, and there
are still “ other Richmonds in the field.”
From tho political sentinels upon the
watchtowcr of our approaching municipal
election, we gather the following names,
which have been suggested as patriotic citi
zens who might be induced to sacrifice
themselves upon the altars of public ser
vice, rather than see tho contest for Athen
ian Mayoralty second in importance to that
of her sister cities, or even surpassed by
the entries for tho coming Gubernatorial
Dr. Wm. King. Gapt. C. G Talmadge,
Maj. M. Stanley, Capt. H. Bcussc, Col. S.
Thomas, Jndgo Y. L. G. Harris, Col. A.
K. Childs, Dr. J. S. Hamilton, Col. John
H. Newton, Dr. J. A. Hunnicutt, Dr. J. B.
Carlton, Col. A. P. Hearing, Capt. Frank
Lumpkin, Rev. John Calvin Johnson, Maj.
B. C. Yancey, Mr. F. B. Lucas, W. B.
Thomas, Esq., Mr. G. H. Yancey, Mr. R.
L. Moss, Col. J. H. Huggins, Capt R. K.
Reaves, Mr. A. S. Dorsey, Col. Jonatiian
Hampton, Mr. S. C. Reese, Col. S. P.
Thurmoud, Mr. James O’Farrell, Dr. R. M.
Smith, Capt Howell Cobb, Maj. T. A.
Barke, Capt. A. S. Ewin, M^jor Lamar
Cobh, Major Tom Lester, Dr. H. A. Low
Capt R. Nickerson, Mr. M. P. Wat-
ms ami Judge Jas. D. Fittard. Other
names which hare been suggested will be
P r weiued to the voters of our city in duo
!™ c for them to make a satisfiictory and
jm icions selection for Mayor.
. 0w > as the contest is waxing warm, and
»n order that every voter in our munidpali-
7 may exercise that free and unrestrained
"oOt of franchise guaranteed under our
■republican system of government, let each
an( l every citizen ** without distinction of
race, color or previous condition of servi-
tude,” go forward and register, remember-
suddenly the top flew off with such force as J tion.
to strike the ceiling, nud simultaneously tho ; Or. motion, J. N. Moore, A. J. Haynes,
matches were ignited. Was it spontaneous ' C. \V. Hall, A. Christian and E. T. Strick-
combustion?—Morning Xeirg. j land were appointed a committee to ar-
, range business.
■ . ‘ j The committee reported the order of ex-
. ,ac closing session of Oglethorpe Supe- j creises for tho evening services as follows:
nor Court, last Saturday, the following priso- j \y, Vickery to lead in music thirty min,
ners were sentenced: • utes; G. WV Strickland thirty minutes.
Dawson (alias Lindsay) Johnson, for j aild k A . McE wen thirty minutes. *
burning the dwelling of Mr. Edward xiutche- I Adjourned until to-morrow morniug.
son, was fou d guilty of arson, but recoiu ; # 0 cU 03^9 o’clock.—Conventiou met
mended to the mercy of the court. He was pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev.
sentenced to tho penitentiary for life. Had I \y lt.Go.ss. Lessousled by W. V. Vickery,
it not been for the recommendation by the j twenty minutes, followed by E. T. Strick-
jurv, his sentence would have been death. ‘ i and) twenty minutes, C. W. Hall, twenty
Kate Arnold, for burglary in the day time, minutes, and H. II. Tolbert, twenty min-
three years in the penitentiary. Ike Smith, i utes .
the negro charged with being her accomplice, j Adjourned one hour for dinner.
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Amusements foe TOR TUntATRiCAL Sea
son.—In discussing the merits cf our city,
giving its business prospects and financial
inducements; in noticing^OM educational
interests, the refinement and enlightenmeat
of society, we now turn to another feature,
which is very carefully looked after and; at
tended to in every city of ,our State, and
country, ana, indeed, which holds a promi
nent place in the scale of jspdeni avihza-
necessary, that the mind shall once in a
while, have a relaxation. And these amuse-
ments, when embodied.in theatrical or
dramatic entertain ments, are 5 always pleas
ing.,and/acceptable.' T$ajl'.-;the , modem
. :w» of a cer-
tain class of the vnlgar?fnindcd portion of
society, is indeed a sad commentary upon
the times. For it is said, and with truth,
that nothing so indicates a people’s taste
and, indeed, nothing better shows the cast
and 6tamp of national character, than the
In our city we have not, as yet, been
favored with many first class troupes, nor,
iudeed, with many troupes of any kind.
Ouce during a year a circus enlivens things
with its presence, a ministrel troupe skirm
ishes around, a comic opera, and thus our
part of the dramatic season wears away.
Consequently, so far, we cannot say much
for “ our stagebut now that we are every
day growing in wealth and importance, as
we certainly are, we are becoming better
known throughout the country, and we
hope that among the several companies
booked for our boards this season, we may
enjoy not a few theatrical treats.
Tho following are the companies who
have engaged Deuprce’s Hall this season,
kindly shown to us by Mr. G. H. Yancey:
November 3d.—Kate Fisher’s “ Mazep-
November, 4th.— Salsbury’s Trouba
dours, or the American V okes.
December 3d.—Low Gaylord’s Ministrels.
December 5th and 6th.—Harry Watkins’,
well known theatrical combination.
December 22iL—Ben DeBar, the cele
brated New Orleans Comedian.
Jcnnary 26th.—Katie Putnam. Truly a
first class entertainment iu every respect;
next to Maggie Mitchel, the most fascinat
ing and charming little actress ever South.
April 12th.—Wallace Sisters.
We hope also to induce the Holman
English Opera Company to return.
There is a darkey iu this county, now work
ing for Mr. M. H. Arnold, who has never,
in his life, been seen asleep. Mr. Fielding Dil
lard. who once owned him, veches for this
tact. Go to his cabin at what hour of the night
you may, nnd'hc will always be found wide
awake. He is even an exception to his race,
who are notorious lor the small amount of
sleep they require. Like the horse, if a dar
key can sleep a half-hour just before day, he
The grand jury of Oglethorpe Superior
Court last week made the following present
ments: We recommend that our County
Commissioners establish an asylum for the
poor,of our-county, by buying a farm at
some'Suitablo place in the county, convenient
to market, to be regulated in such manner
as circumstances way require, at which place
all paupers of tho county shall be required to
report for aid, and have such assistance
given them as charity demands; and at the
same time, if possible, make the institution
selfssuslaining. And that said commission
ers shall report to the grand jury at the next
term of the Superior Conn their progress,
and plans for the regulationof said institu
On Tuesday evening last we had the pleass
ure of meeting the relict of the late
Hon. Wra. L. Yancey, who was on her way
to visit her son in Athens. We were happy
to*eeihevl6okiug go well.« I t .
G Apropbsfme world ask fhyjbas not a life
of Mr. Yancey ever been published? His
was one of the grandest intellects the South
ever produced, and we owe it to his memory,
as well os the honor of our section, that a true
history of the able efforts of this great states
man be handed down to posterity.—Echo.
Numbers of our people hare attended the
Stale Fair during this week.
The late Court was a fatal term &r crimi
nals. Every one tried was convicted.
-D&r. E. V. Culver, oue of our highly es-
teemed citizens, has become connected with
the drug house of Hunt, Rankin & Lamar,
of Macon, Ga.—Times and Planter.
The Sparta Times and Planter has more
At a colored ball the other night in this
piace. Rate Keebler. of the colored way of
carrying concealed weapons, let his little pis
tol accidentally go off, and the contents were
lodged iu the thigh oi Madison Walker.
In the name of decency, we would like to
Afternoon session.—Appointed, that the
next session of this body meet at Janes’
Chapel Church, in Madison .county, on
Friday before the fourth Lord’s day in Oc
Rev. W. R. Goss was appointed to preach
the introductory sermon, and W. J. Vickery
alternate. The Conventiou listened to ap
propriate addresses from Rev. W. R. Goss
and W. J. Vickery, on music. The singing
was’conducted by G. J. Christian, followed
by W. B. Power and W. A. Wilder in the
On inotionr-.it was ordered that the Sec
retary furnish the Athens aiid Elbcrton ed
itors with a copy of the minutes, -with a re
quest to publish the same.
Adjourned till Sabbath morning.
Sabbath morning, 9 o’clock.—Conven
tion met for music. Opened with prayer
by Rev. Asa Duncan.' Music by A. S.
Latty, for twenty minutes, followed by F.
A. McFarland, for forty minutes. Adjourned
one iionr for dinner.
Evening services—Music, led by C. W.
Hall, lor twenty minutes, followed by J. T.
Mabery, for forty minutes.
> It was resolved that the thanks of this
body be tendered to the people of this vi
cinity for their kindness toward us during
The Convention then adjourned.
Rev. W. R. Goss, President.
G. W. Strickland, Secretary.
It having come to my knowledge, from
most reliable and undoubted authority, that
Mr. G. H. Hope, agent of the Singer Sew
ing Machine Co., has informed certain par
ties in this community that he (Hope) had
sold a Singer sewing machine over a Rem
ington machine, I now take this opportuni
ty of publicly stating that, as the parties to
whom Mr. Hope sold said machine had no
kuowledge of or acquaintance with tiie
Remington '’maefanfej whatever, it never
having been presented to them by myself
or any other agent of the Remington Sew
ing Machine Co., the statement of Mr. G.
H. Hope cannot be other than a misrepre-
sentatioj), ^ha ; wilfuks)nljaingtnms of which
wc leave ‘a fair judging public to deter-
_ know why it is that the hogs are not : kept
ln E that such is aeoeaaary that they may be from going under the Baptist church in: this
to support: **r ftipads «ftd thA ~ ^
the registration dotes on the Stnd of There was a rush of cotton it^ town Fri-
Novembcr ,:; j l Aaj:wttd i €>ftotAy^liStf iwifa whs a <3taae»
Be sura ,„i. quentrush of trade that made the merchants
f»e sure and register, and then take your look patronizingly complacent .-Nam tad
G. IL Yancey,
Ot the firm of L. Schevenell A Co., Agents
Remington Sewing Machine Com
Good old time covered wagons with
North Carolina apples, are now putting in
their appearance on our streets.
We have lately made valuable additions
to the collection of pictures which grace
our sanctum walls, and our art gallery now
presents quite a creditable appearance.
R. W. Davis, Penman at University is
prepared to write all styles of visiting cards,
plain or fancy. Insert names, etc., etc.
Leave your orders at Burke’s Bookstore.
115,000 worth of bonds have been
sold by ’-he County, at par. This indeed
gives a fine showing for onr financial
condition and credit, when the bonds of
wealthy corporations arc selling so far be
Tue Warrenton Clipper which has just
arrived at our sanctum well sustains its
reputation, which it has ever born, of being
one of the spiciest of Southern weeklies,
n. W. J. llam is a sprightly chronicler,
and his paper is a No. l v “ sugar cured.”
What does a young lady mean when in
response to an invitation to go to church, she
requests the young man not to “reserve
seats in the pit? This actually happened
the other day and now that youth is scared
to death for he thinks that she wants to go in
the choir, and she knows he can't hum a
Notice.—The stockholders of the Athens
Laundry are requested to meet-at the Odd
Fellows Hall on Monday, Nov. 8th, at 10
o’clock a. m. Those who cannot attend
will please send Proxies, as business of ira
portance will be transacted.
James II. Huggins, President.
S. D. Mitchell, Secretary. oct 27-td.
We saw yesterday a beautiful sight, in
the way of three mammoth stalks of cotton
raised by Sam Osborn, a colored man, on tho
place of the widow Yerb •, in this county.
One stalk had 103 bolls and another 107.
Both of these were grown from Bancroft’s
select cotton seed. Another from the
“ Dickson” seed, contained 69 bolls. All
of these were fully opened, and the fleecy
locks of the three combined, presented a
beautiful appearance. They were cultivated
by the aid of the Excellenza guano.
The Oeorgia University Magazine,
which, last year, was conducted with so
much ability and satisfaction, will again be
.ssued on December 1st.
This a good idea, and as the two Societies
have shown themselves amply able, in every
particular, to get up a magazine of high lit
erary merit, we bespeak for their laudable
enterprise a continuation qf-that merited
coess which they will unquestionably Se
Success to you, gentlemen i
While pasting the . Baptist church
about one o’clock last Monday Right
we were startled by finding a hT
light shining through the windows. At
we supposed that some religious vigils - niece
being kept or that a runaway match per
chance were being spliced at the midnight ak
tar. But cautiously peering in, we ;were
overawed, with the solemn stillness and the
entire loneliness of the church. There was no
body intide, notwithstanding the strange, il
lumination and tho natural conclusion
that the sexton had “ let his fight so sbh
that it burned all night
And now we have it in jjoad i_
a young man of our town, iqdthe ft
are substantially the facta;
A certain young clerk iq.tlusjto'
some shirts, made, the ; .jMhe
clever widow, who, when #he;
requested him to try them on to see
would need any alteration. He J
Unveiling the Statue on Tuesday Last.
GRAND DKMONSIATION » RICHMOND—THE
, <nrr crowded with people—tue whole
CJTg . ILLUMINATED—THRILLING scenes-
AND INCIDENTS. i v ! ' l' r - ■'
eonimlaCi D 1 >, ■■ m t. , _
Richmond, Ya.», Oct. 26.—This day has
Mtn tude memorable fat the annals of
Richmond; add lent additional lustre to the
pMo& name-of Virginia, by the trhwte-of
its people to the memory of its gallant
,wriMypatrmt and Christian soldier, Qcr.
T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson, oh the occasion
of the formti inauguration of the statue;
by Attar, pr sented to Virginia by a num
ber of English geptiemen. The imposing
pageant and, interest! g ceremonies com-
bined to make the' grandest demonstration
ever witnessed*faTOkfatty. 1 Tfcemnractiofaa
of the State Fair and this extraordinary
event has broaght' together' pedplefrom
every direction within the boundary of the
State, as well as from sympathizing com
munities beyoud. This fact was evidenced
on all sides by the crowdbd condition of the
streets, the holiday appe ranee of the city,
the many thousands of spectators along the
line of march, and the general enthusiasm
that pervaded. Decorations of 1 every dis-
criptiou were to be seen in every direction,
embracing evergreens iu every conceivable
shape, festoonmgs of the national colors,
appropriate inscription•>, banners and flags
of many nations, tue Federal and English
At an early hour the principal streets be
gan to present an animated appearance, the
crowds augmenting steadily until the pro
cession moved, by, which time the sidewalks
along the route of march were crowded with
the surging masses, and every available place
where a view could be had filled with eager
spectators. The procession occupied one
hour and a half in passing a given poiut,
moving rapidly, and was composed of all the
city military, infantry and artillery, visiting
companies from Norfolk, Petersourg, Char
lottesville,Staunton, Williamsburg and North
Carolina, the corps of Cadets of the Virginia
Military Institute, with their banners; the
Cadets of the Agricultural and Mechanical
College at Blacksburg Va.; surviving mem
bers of many commands of the late wir, in
cluding those of the famous “ Stonewall Bri
gade , the Catholic societies of Richmond,
the students ot Richmond College, singing
societies, etc., besides a long cortege of car
riages and other vehicles containing many
Gen. Jos. E. Johnston was Chief Marshal,
with Gen. Harry Heth as hi- principal assist
ant. Notwithstanding Gen Heth’s letter,
the colored organizations decided not to
turn out, although it was believed they
would to the last moment.
Arrived at the Capital, the procession
was massed in the vicinity of the veiled
statue and the platform from which the
oration was to be delivered, when, after
] >rayer by Bishop Doggett, of the M E.
i Jhurch South, Governor Kemper made an in
troductory address, in which he spokeinthe
most feeling terms of the occasion, aud in
eulogy of Jackson. Iu one of his reterences
to this tribute to the memory of a great
man, he said: “Let it endure as a perpet
ual expression of that world-wide sympathy
with true greatness which prompted so
noble a gift from Great Britain to Virgin
ia, and let its preservation attest the grati
tude of the Commonwealth to those great-
hewtal geotlq^aeq of IfrigHMd who origin
ated and procured it as a tribute .to the
memory of her son,” He concluded by in
troducing Rev. Mr. M. D. Hoge, of the
Presbyterian church, as the orator of the
Dr. Hoge, after an eloquent exordium, in
which he ailuded to the hallowed memories
suggested by the occasion, aud the inspiring
scene before him, dissenssed what be consid
ered three elements of the secret of Jackson’s
power and influence. First, in the fact that
he was the incarnation of those heroic quali-
ties which fit their possceser to teach and com
mand men, and which, therefore, always at
tract tho imagination, and arouse the en
thusiasm of the people. Second, his was the
greatness which brought, without being
sought for its own sake, the unconscious
greatness which results from self-sacrifice
and supreme devotion to duty. Third, thepuri-
ty and elevation of his character as a servant
of the Most High God. Dr. Hoge eloquent
ly and ably illustrated and enforced
these points by striking incidents in the life
of the great Christian. In his conclusion he
alluded to the condition ot the country, and
said that a soldier’s parole was a sacred thing,
and the followers and comrades of Stonewall
Jackson would be true to their parole and to
the Union of these American States; but, at
the same time, that Union can only com
mand their heart’s core when it returns to
those great fundamental principles of the
Constitution which gives to all of the States
equal rights with Massachusetts-and New
York. He concluded by summoning the
spirits of the soldiers and statesmen of the
past, whose bronze forms greet the eye on
Capitol Hill, to speak words of wisdom and
patriotism for the guidance of those present,
and quoted from Jackson’s words, breath
ing the same hallowed leaaons.
The oration was frequently interrupted by
enthusiastic applause. As the last words of
It is rumored that a dividend of 83 per
sh .ret will be declared by tho Central R 0-
road Company from the earnings of the
past year up to September 1st, 1875. It is
to be hoped that the recent decline from 62
to 54 will be temporarily, only. However,
in the free of this rumor, transactions at 54
were mado yesterday, and more offering to
and finding a seam across the b
a brother clerk," 4 * Does it fit?”
reply, “ Not much,” sent him, at the;r
of 2.40, to the Widow. “Look here, t
don’t fit; what in the world is this seam
for across he breast?” A laugh from the
widow and the answer, “ Why, you’ve got
the shirt on wrong tide befc “
from him the exclama ion,
sake, don’t tell anybody,”: and a
the oration died away, the veiling of the
monument has suddenly withdrawn, and,
amid tM thamfcring cheers »f thi multitude,
the firing of musketry, and booming of can-
do ns, the bronze figure of Jackson gmeted
the gaze of the assembled thousands. At
thjs point Gen. Page, of Norfolk, introduced
to the crowd Gen. Jackson’s only child, a
littlegiil of thirteen, who was received with
deafening-mod continued cheers. .
The ceremonies were concluded by the
tinging of Luther’s grand anthem, “ A Cas
tle of strength is our Lord," by the Gesang
Vereen of Virginia, the Richmond Philhar
monic AssociiUion, and- extra amateur sing-
numbering pearly , one. huadred aud fifty
—’ .yotaffc acowppanied ter tbc eogwined
- that were in the procession. The city
ly illuminated, tad 1 there
w>af Jtawarim on Capitol
The Boomerang and Its Mysterious Peculiari
[From the Ch’eago Tribune.]
A traveller tells us something of the sin
gular weapon used by the natives of Aus
tralia, the boomerang. He saw them used
by the natives. They ranged from two feet
U> thirty-eight inches in length, and were
of varioqs shapes, all curved a little, and
looking, as he describes them, tike a wooden
itifw moon. They faere made of a dark,
heavy wood, and weighed from one to three
poonida. In thickness they vary from half
an inch, and taper to a point at each end.
One of the natives picked up the piece of
wood, and, poising it an instant, threw it,
giving it s rotary motion. For the first
one hundred feet or more it went straight
ahmd, - Then.it tacked to the left and rose
sightly, still rotating rapidly. It kept this
latter course for a hundred feet more, per
haps, bat soon veered to the left again, de
scribing a broader curve, and a moment
later fell to the earth six or eight feet in
front of the thrower, having described.ncarly
a circle iu the air.
Another native then took the same boom
erang and cast it, holding it with the same
grip. It toak the same course, but made
broader curves, and as it came round the
black caught it handsomely in his right
Another native next threw it, aud lodged
it on the grouud about twenty feet behind
him, after it had described a circle of two
hundred yards or upward. After him they
all tried it, and but one of them failed to
bring the weapon back to the spot where they
Carriboo, a native, then selected from the
heap of boomerangs another one, and cast it
with a sort of jerk. It flew very quickly for
40 or 50 yards, whirling like a top. Then
it darted into the air, mounting fully oue
hundred feet, aud came over our heads, where
it seemed to haug stationary for a moment,
then settle slowly, -till whirling, till he
caught it. Two others of the blacks then
did the same thing.
Meanwhile I had with my knife shaved a
little of the wood from the convex side of one
ot the boomerangs. This is now offered to
one of them to throw. He took it without
noticing what I had done, poised it, but
stopped Bhort, and with a contemptuous
glance at my improvement, threw it down
“ Bale budgery!” (no good).
The others then looked at it cautiously,
but it was a bale budgery also to them. No
one could be induced to throw it.
Myers asked them why they did not use
it, bat they could not give a definite an
swer. It was plain that they did not like
the way it poised, when held in the hand,
yet I could not distinguish a y difference
whatever between this aud the other wea
Burleigh then walked to a distance of
200 feet or more from the blacks and bid
Carriboo throw to him. The native looked
at him a moment rather curiously, then,
inprehending w.iat was wanted, he select-
ep one of the heaviest of the missiles, and,
turning half around, threw it with great
force in a direction almost opposite from
that where Burleigh stood.
The weapon sped smartly for 60 or 70
feet, then tacked in an instant and flew
directly at Burleigh, and, had he not most
expeditiously ducked, he would have re
ceived a hard thump, if nothing worse. It
struck the ground 20 or 30 uaces beyond.
This feat brought ont a broad grin and
something tike a chuckle from the whole of
them. Carriboo even intimated tha the
would like to try another cast, but Bur
leigh expressed himself fully satisfied.
Mr. Smith, however, offered to “ take a
shot,” but not at too short a range. We
were standing in front ot one of the store
houses. Carriboo placed Smith in front of
the door and stood with his back to him,
with Smith’s hand on his shoulder.
None of us knew what sort ot a mnnccuvre
he had in miud, not even Myers. Standing
ic his position, the black threw the boome
rang straight ahead. Immediately it curved
in the air. Then it disappeared around the
corner of the building, and, before he had
time to guess what was meant, it came round
the other end (having passed completely
around the storehouse) and gave him a
sounding slap on the back, which made his
A Merited Compliment.—The follow
ing, from the Atlanta Herald of a recent date
pays a very just and folly merited compli
ment to Mr. John A, Meeker, a you g
man well known in our city, and whose
skill in Scientific farming united with prac
tical knowledge jilace him in the front
rank of successful farmers.
“ Mr. John Meeker—Splendid samples of
small grain, lately exhibited at the Clark
county Fair, and for which there has been
such a demand has been looked for all the
week. Secretary Johnson was notified of
it shipment, but it did not reach here un
til to-day (though shipped a week ago) too
late to be reported on by the committee.
His Waterloo wheat weighs, strict meas
ure, 67 pounds, or seven pounds over legal
weight; bis rust-proof oats. 40 pounds, or
eight pounds over; bis clover seed, 64
pounds, or four pounds over the legal stand-
aid, and his barley, 48 pounds. This is
the same farmer whom your correspondent
so favorably mentioned in a letter written
from Atheus. his residence. Man tike him,
who take worn-out uplands that have been
in use over sixty years, and so poor that it
would not grow mullen stalks, and make
it, in tix years yield, with but little outlay
for fertilizers, one bale of cotton, as high as
three tons of hay, and 75 bushels of oats to
the acre, are the kind of farmers that Geor
gia needs. A few like practical, scientific
men hero and there over the State, would,
in five years, quadruple its annual crops.
This is the gentleman who, also, lately sent
to, and obtained from Illinois, a trio of Mc
Gee pigs—they also took the first premium
at the Clarke county Fair. Mark the pre
diction, in five years he will be looked up
on as the most scientific and successful far
mer in Georgia.”
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It occurred.in Oshkosh. “Will you do
it?” she.said, twisting one end of the strap
around her hand and fetching Mm a
^ stinger” across the shoulders with the
Other. He squirmed and looked frantically
at T the keyhole of the door, as if he oonla
crawl through it “ Will yon do it f" she
said, aiming two or three at the calves of
of his legs, smile he skipped around Itim a
" great! Northwestern grasshopper with the
jpn-jsnu. 44 W»U you do it?” she, repeated,
concentrating her energies for a terrific
swoop, and dealing him a blinder over the
eyebrowa. that made the cold perspiration
start, out of eyeiy pore in hia body., “I
l in agony;
i lit ’ill'!
Funeral Obsequies «f General Pickett,
grand demonstration nr Richmond—five
thousand people in line.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 24.—The funeral
obsequies of General George E. Pickett
took place this afternoon, and the demon
stration was indeed worthy of that gallant
soldier. The entire populace of Richmond,
together with thousands of visitors from
other points, were ont en masse. The
streets along which the procession moved
were in many cases so crowded with spec
tators that the movements of the tine were
greatly impeded. Many private houses
were tastefully draped in mourning, and
flags at different points were half-masted.
The procession was composed of the First
Virginia regiment as escort; the corps of
cadets from the Virginia Military Institute ;
Monticello Guards, from Charlottsville;
Attucks Guards,colored; Virginia Guards,
colored; old First Virginia regiment; As
sociate Veterans of the Army of Northern
Virginia; Richmond and Petersburg Com-
manderies Knights Templar, State and
city executive officers, relatives and. friends
of the deceased, and many prominent Vir
ginians in carriages, together with a long
cortege of vehicles with private citizens,
the entire line being nearly a mile and a
half in length. The remains wtirc conveyed
to Hollywood Cemetery, where they were
interred with appropriate ceremonies. It
is estimated that not less than twenty thou
sand people witnessed the procession, and
that there were about five thousand in the
The Confederate Surgeons.
[ From the Atlanta Confutation. ]
The association of the medical officers of
the Confederate States army and navy met
in Richmond on Tuesday of this week. The
president, Dr. S. P. Moore, of Richmond,
delivered on the first day a very interesting
annual address. He expressed regret that
the public documents belonging to the medi
cal department have been lost or destroyed.
The want of them will be felt by the commit
tees appointed to make reports on various sub
jects connected with the medical history of
Dr. Moore then sketched the work perform
ed by the medical bureau, beginning with the
general hospitals in the subuibs of Richmond,
five in number, that atone time accomodat
ed twenty thousand patients. These hos
pitals were composed of Bmall buildings of
undressed plank, each one holding thirty-two
beds. This plan of temporary hospital
buildings proved to be excellent, apQ was
adopted wherever general hospiuiu were
needed. It permitted the separation of pa
tients, so that measles, scarlet fever, and
other contagious diseases were more easily
The next step taken related to the pro
curement oi competent medical men, both
for hospital and field service. This was
effected by the establishment of army medical
boards for the examination of all applicants
for admission to the medical corps. The
i emit was satisfactory, and at the close of
the war the corps could boast of an array of
surgeons that would have reflected credit on
As all medical stores had been made
contraband of war by the federal government,
it became necessary to seek moie certain and
independent sources of supply than tho
blockade runners affored. A very capable
officer was, therefore, detailed to prepare a
treatise on the resources of Southern fields
and forests—a large edition of wliich was
published—and four laboratories were estab
lished for the best known home medicinal
purveyors, but the army still lacked quinine
and opium. The former had to be economi
cally used, and So did the latter, although
the government succeeded in growing some
of it in North Carolina. A botanical gar
den was also began, a journal of medicine es
tablished, a field book in operative suigery
published, and surgical instruments manu
factured. Dr. Moore’s hasty glance at the
department shows how much was achieved
under discouraging circumstances.
The other proceedings were not of general
interest. The association was in session at
the latest accounts. Georgia is represented
by Dr. T. F. Walker, of Cochran, and sur
geon of tenth cavalry, army of Tennessee,
and by Dr. E. D. Newton, of Athens, sur
geon at headquarters, army of Northern
The Chronicle and Sentinel, which had
published a lett r from a Fair correspond
ent saying that the Fur wasjnot a success,
publishes the following emphatic endorse
ment of the Fair as a success from Mr. P.
J. Berckmans: .
P. J. Berckmans, Esq., one of the mem
bers of the Executive Committee of the
State Agricultural Society, desires to cor
rect a statement in the letter of our Macon
correspondent, to the effect that the State
Fair was a 44 complete failure.” Mr. Berck
mans says the Fair was “in all respects a
most successful one, both as to number of
visitors, quality, variety and number of ar
ticles exhibited and the perfect decorum
with which everything was conducted.
True, there was no horae radng, which may
have withheld the presence of a number of
visitors who would otherwise have been
present, bnt the best evidence that the at
tendance was large is shown by the amount
of money received at the gate—tho income
from this source bung huger than was an
We spoke last Tuesday of the beautiful
scene from our sanctum. At these present
writings, as the sun is setting, the view is
exquisite. From our window, the eye has
a sweep for several miles of rolling hills
crowned with many colored foliage, and
the few scattering rays of the sun. barely
tip the tree tops, while the entire land
scape glows as with a lavender tint. Beau
tiful indeed, it is: and there is no telling
how long we would have dwelt upon “ au
tumn reveries” while feasting onr eyes upon
this bewitching spectacle, had net tha shrill
whistle of Gilleland’s mill reminded ua that
that we were in a world of practicality,
while our devil’s plaintiff wail for.” copy,”
completely restores us to our accustomed
It is reckoned that 9,000persons annually
commit arson in the United States. A much
smaller number set the worldafire.
George W. Childs on American Gill:
The two most ineffectual tilings 4a the
world are undoubtedly a blue-eyed woman’s
rage and a liquor law.
“ How we done it” is the heading ofa-Du-
Iuth newspaper editorial. Send up jpm«
graanper the:.*, ijuiclc, ‘ ‘