Shr WwMg fkptttttan.
u ANCOwK, GRAHAM & REILLY
rridi7 Homing, August 19, 1870.
Official Organ of Sumter Co.
OFFICIAL OHQAN OF SCHLEY COUNTY.
Official Organ of Lee County.
Official Organ of Webster County
Peter Hcbnrte, a farmer living in
Clinton New York, lias iu bis l»rn hay
that was cut fifty-four years ago. It is said
to be us bright and sweet as any cut this
A Notable lixEcurioN.—A man named
Bennett Scope was recently executed at
Norwalk, Ohio. This is the first hung
ing of an Israelite in the United States
Figaro asserts that twenty-one di
visions of French infantry, and eight of
cavalry have not yet been engaged, ma
king 222,000 men altogether.
(female) “Revolution” has
article on the “extinction of boys.” If
that project Is carried oat, female snfTmge
will not last many centimes.
Speaking of the admission of
< ieorgin to representation in Congress
December, the Nashville Banner would
like to know “how many admissions will
l>e required to take her in.” We give it
up. The eonnndmm is too hard for
rfcsju Emma Williams a notorious
woman of Kansas City, does an act which
should make her famous. She offers to
give 85,000 to found a homo for fallen
women, if the Christian people of Leav
enworth or Kansas City will give 815,000.
Whatever the motive, the act is a merit
Wheat.—According to the latest esti
mates of the Agricultural Department
t ho wheat crop of this country will fall
•short of that 1869 by forty-eight million
bushels. Should the European war
bo of long duration, there will be a ma
terial advance in all cereal*.
Colleoi: Bcjldino Burned.—The
baptist Female College at Tuskegce, Ala.,
was burned to the ground on Friday last.
Tho college had but recently been re
modelled and refitted ala heavy expense,
and was expected to reopen in a few
weeks under very favorable auspices.—
The fire is believed to have been the
work of an incendiary.
l'KAHcr. a Unit.—Private dispatches
from Paris say that the excitement there
is absolutely overwhelming; that all polit
ical differences arc forgotten, and the
success against Prussia is demanded by
the whole of France; that enlistment
making from all ranks of the people, and
that the country is unit from this day
until victory crowns her forever,
Mb. Aktovan’r Lrrrm.—Wo publish
elsewhere the letter of Attorney General
Akerman, upon the subject of the pro
longation scheme, that our renders may
keep advised upon tho history of the
This letter is an * extraordinary docu
ment, pregnant with startling significance,
and should bo carefully read and studied.
Had we not a proper respect for the of
fice of Attorney General wc should feel
delicacy, whatever, in declaring this
letter the forerunner of tho most magnifi
cent mid gigantic piece of rascality that
has been eoneocted since the inauguration
of the revolutionary policy of reconstrno-
, but out of deference to the oflicr. of
Mr. Akertuan w« forbear.
This letter, coming from the source it
does, and in view of the past flagrant
usurpation of the Washington Govern
ment, deserves to be carefully read and
thoughtfully poudered by the Democrats
of Georgia. We are, by no means
“ out of the woods, ” end this letter
designed to most forcibly remind
“ there’s many a slip betwixt tho crp and
lip, ” and we give tho letter that our read-
s may sec tho danger and uncertainty of
ir political future.
Mr. Akerman says : “ To avoid the
propriety of declaring, in this way, my
construction of on act of Congress, which
I may possibly be called on to construe
officially, I shall here treat tbe question
if it were to be decided by the General
Assembly without any instruction from
Congress, as to the character of the de
cision. ” This is right and proper on his
part, but this assertion of his does not ef
fect our liclief as to what lie would decide
were tho State carried by the Democrats,
at the approaching election. In fact, the
latter portion of bis letter teln ns that if
tho Democrats are successful in the ap
proaching election, and lie gets an oppor
tunity to “ put in ” his “ say ” about it,
that he will set " jwhol.. thing aside, if
be bus tho least possible ground, and we
all know Radicals require but a miserably
small pretext to usurp authority and pow
er. We don’t remember to ever have
read a letter, emanating from an official
of tho least respectability in position, con
taining such reasoning aud intimations,
the latter portion of this one does, and
j verily believe the author of it will yet
live to repent in sackcloth and ashes, the
writing of this same letter. Crod grant
But we will not farther comment upon
it, but simply say, from the light of this
letter, the Georgia Democrats have got to
bo very circumspect in the coming elec
tion. Let us combine the cunning of the
serpent with the mildness of the lamb,
and then nil will be well. Again wc say,
read and study this letter.
Delegates to State Fair.—Colonel
Le wis the Secretary, wishes us to state tliat
officers of tho South-Western Railroad
1 Company, will have charge of transmit
ting to delegates from S. W. Ga., to the
State Fair, their tickets Ac., as the said
tickets were from unforsecn causes, de
layed so much ns to render it impossible
to distribute them through the usual
•Tiie Wab rorrWEFK mr States, rrs
Causes; Character. Conduct and Re
sults. ” By Hon. A. H Stephens.
Tho National Publishing Company of
Atlanta, Ga., have just issued the second
and concluding volume of this great
work. For some time past there has
been a general feeling of apprehension
throughout the country that the precari
ous condition of Mr. Stephens’; health
would prevent his completing the work,
but this apprehension is now removed by
the fact that the book is finished and in
tho hands of tho Agents of the Company
This is a matter of congratulation to
the entire country. This book from its
very nature, takes precedence of all
Southern histories of the war. Tho high
position held by Mr. Stephens in tho
government of tho Confederacy, his great
ability as the first Statesman <Jf the South,
and his acknowledged integrity of char
actor, make him perhaps the person best
qualified to tell the story of his cause and
its failure. Ilis position as a second of
ficer of tbc Confederacy enabled hiur to
gain much information which w<
cessable to the ordinary historian, the
secret history of this government
familiar to him os an open book ; and his
constant and intimate association with the
leaders of the South, prepares him to
speak with accuracy of their motives, and
to judge their acts from a more intelli
gent stand-point than any other writer.
In the first volume of his work Mr.
Stephens confined himself entirely to a
discussion of the causes which led to the
secession of the South. In the volume
new before ns, he narrates the story of
the War, giving especial emphasis to the
action of the government of the Confed
eracy, or to what may be called its confi
dential history. His account of the im
portant conference at Hampton Roads be
tween President Lincoln and the Con
federate Commissioners, is one of the
most valuable additions to the Literature
of tho War, and is in itself worth the
price of the entire work. The vexed
question of the nou-exchauge of Prison-
ers of War has much new light shed
upon it, aud tho peace movements
the South are thoroughly explained,—
Tho fact that the very voiume, which
but tbe introduction of tho history of the
war, commanded a sale of over 60,000
copies, fully warrants the assertion that
this volume, which is not a mere dis
cussion of principles, but a living, breath
ing narrative of events of the greatest
struggle of modern times, by one of the
most important actors in it, will reach a
sale unprecedented in this country. No
fair-minded, unprejudiced person
afford to be without this boob. It
official history on the Southern side, aud
must bold in the literature of the War
even n higher place than is accorded to
Mr. Greeley’s American Conflict. It will
occupy in our history the place that
given to Napoleon’s Memoirs in the liter
ature. of the French Empire It is like
tliat work the last production of its gifted
author, aud is entitled to oil tho weight
which attaches to the high character of
a great leader present::;" to the world
the story of his cause, in vindication of it.
The book is sold by subscription only,
and agents are wanted in every county.
Mr. Wra. Harrold, of this place, is
Ageut for the above work.
TnK Election and Wobk.—As the
question of an election this fall lias been
settled affirmatively, there is work to be
done, if we expect success. The Radicals
not sleeping, but are ut work. Wo
have good authority—for saying that this,
i well as every other county in the
black belt, ” is well and thoroughly or
ganized, and tho Democrats must arise
and to tho task. We must and will carry
Georgia, but to do it there is work, hard
work, to be done, aud the sooner we be
gin tho better it will be. -We have got to
organize, put proper candidates in the
field, give every man his string and in-| ^
struct him when nml bow to pull. Then | jt»-Mot2is u French fortified city,
let us begin at once. i capital of tho Department cf the Moselle.
As there is a Congressman to nomiuate I and is situated at the confluence of the
... „ .. .. t - it rivers Moselle and Meille, at the head of
wo propose that a Convention, for that I UnUK . h oft he mnin railway line from
purpose, be held in this city on Tuesday | pans to Strasbourg, and is 170 miles oast
the 6th day of September, and that the I of Paris. It is one of tho strongest and
Young America.—The World records
this extraordinary “personal:”
“ Elopement in high life is reported
from Michigan, the imprudent fair one
toing three years old and the unprinci
pled Lothario five. The absconding
couple were overtaken by their respec
tive nurses at a neighboring railway sta
tion iu time to prevent the young lady’s
reputation from being seriously oom pro-
counties take the necessary steps to ap
point delegates. Let us hear from the
Press of the District upon the subject.
Wo also propose that a Convention 1*3
held in this city—on Tuesday, 30th inst.,
for the purpose of nominating Senator
and members to the Lower House. Let j the^possession *of*the Em;
the counties comprising the Senatorial many, was strongly f ortified as a barrier
District send delegates, and let every man ! against France. It p vssed into the hands
this county, interested in the cause of
liberty—and opposed to Radicalism come
to tk“ Convention to nomiuate Represent
atives. Come, everybody, and let’s bare
a rotwing meeting.
Pboloxoation Obstructed.—The vote
on the question of prolonging the term
of tho Members of the Legislature came
up in tho House on Thursday, and re
sulted in the defeat of the monstrous
proposition by n veto of sixty-four yeas
to seventy-one nays.
A reconsideration was had on Friday
which put a final quietus to the matter,
resulting in its final defeat. Yeas 02,
most important places in France, with a
citadel on the right bank of the Moselle,
an armory usually containing 80,000 stand
of arms, an arsenal, one of the largest in
France, with a cannon foundry and a
large military hospital. It was a place of
great military impoitunce under the Ro
und in the IC.th century, while in
of the French in 1552. Population be
tween fifty and sixty thousand.
THE FALL, CAMPAIGN.
An Earnest Appeal to Democrats
and Conserratives Tbrongliont
United States Internal Revenue.
Letter from Chalybeate Springs, Ga.
Mr. Edttob : The main Spring here is
quite an attraction to me outside of Hie
deservedly celebrated mineral* properties
of its waters. It gushes op .cool and
clear, from the fissure of granite rock
which underlies the soil—is detained for
a moment in a basin carved out of the
solid granite—then rushes off, sparkling
and bright, in great abundance to supply
a number of delightful and invigorating
baths just below. The water is refresh
ing and palatable to the taste; and the
baths chilling cold, tepid or hot, to suit
the constitution or fancy. The grounds
are romantic—shaded by day with the
dense foliage of large mountain oaks and
ornamented with hard white macada
mized walks and summer liopses, and
l ghted at night with Gas. Titelocality
fanned by mountain breezes and adorned
with mountain scenery. The company,
as compared with last year, is small but
rapidly increasing—the lady visitors,
“ the fairest of ten thousand and altogeth
er lovely, ”—the amusements varied and
•’Pertaining—the music from the Macon
Italian baud, the best on this continent
—aud the fare accommodations excellent,
no exceptions can be taken to them this
year. This is a delightful section of
countiy to spend the summer and fall
The Warm Springs are only seven miles
off, aud tlie White Sulpliur fourteen.—
Combining the virtues of the three
Springs, (each being unsurpassed of its
kind,) which could easily be done by a
macadamized road, would attract the most
fashionable company in the South seek
ing pleasure as well as the largest num
ber Reeking health. Macon and Savan
nah are represented here. Montgomery
contributed an additional nnmber of fif
teen or sixteen this evening, Hon. David
Clopton and Gen. Holtzclaw included.
Columbus, which is usually best- repre
sented, has but few here this season. It
thought by uome tliat the number of
pleasure-seekers of a city is a good index
of its prosperity. The impeeuniosity of
the people of the South, this season deters
thousands from seeking th-fir wonted re
creation and health, and iu view of this
fact, tho proprietors of these Springs of
fer, for the balance of the season, to take
tjood acceptance on reasonable time. We
have hoard of seeking pleasure nndor dif
ficulties, but seeking both pleasure and
health on credit is a new idea and a good
one. Then come on, everybody, and re
main at least until the fancy and masquer
ade ball comes off iu September.
Radicalism is rapidlv receiving its coujt-
de-tp'ace iu tho United States, and noth
ing short of revolution is left the desper
ate rale or ruin faction. Forney and
other medicine men may ciy out
lustily fora union of forces, bnt the split
is every-wherc widening, and it will take
a first class mirielc to heal tho breaches
loyal ranks. Negro militia was relied
upon lo work a cure iu North Carolina,
but it failed utterly.
The Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Gazette feels assuied that the
next House of Representatives will be of
a very different character from that of its
infamous predecessor. Commenting
upon tliia, lie says;
“Now. the Democratic Conservatives
hereabouts, and still further South, de
sire to be put upon record (so tliat it may
V: rcafter be referred to as documentary
ev.deuce), that this glorious result, and
the brilliant future that awaits the Con
stitutional party, have been achieved by
•.:rsistent opposition to all and every
one of tho infernal projects, tricks and
contrivances of the Radical faction, be
ginning at the beginning and ending at
the enaiug of its career of twelve dismal
years of triumph. It is to be farther
noted aud recorded, that our bright pros
pect—certain success, indeed—is tho le
gitimate fruit of a firm determination
never to lower tho constitutional stand
ard a single inch; and utterly to repudi
ate all attempts to ignore or keep out of
view the principles of the party, which
are the same to-day as they were in I860,
when the destinies of tho country passed
into the hands of men who have well nigh
destroyed its morals and wholy disnipt-
What is an Editor ?
Brick Pomeroy gives his idea of what
critter” is .*
Edi tors Telegraph ef- Messenger :
Many inquiries having been made at
this office regarding the provisions of the
recent act of Congress touching the reve
nue laws, I have thought the following
synopsis of the changes, and the time the
same went into effect, would be of gener-
— , nl interest to the comrannity. I would
Washington, -vug. 6.—The National [ therefore respectfully request their pub-
Democratic Executive Resident Commit-1 Hcatiou.
teo have issued the following circular:
To the Democracy of the Sereral State
Gentleman and his wife, named
Clarke redding near Catoosa Springs,
:<avs the North Georgian, hearing a con
siderable disturbance among the chick
ens on Tuesday went into the yard and
discovered that a |frog of mammoth pro
portions had invaded a family of “small
fry.” The amphibious monster was slain,
when a post mortem examination was dis
covered a pair of these feathered young
ones was found nicely ensconced in 1
frogship’s “meat basket,” having gone
tither doubtless by the “power of hi
A Missing Box—Xew Orleans Ut.,
Ataptst 1st 1870.—To th© Editor of the
New Ox leans Times : I wish to coll upon
tbe officers and privates of tho Sixteenth
Louisiana regiment, C. S. A., or any
others, in order to learn something of
my little son, Walter C. Hearth I think
he left New Orleans with this regiment
about February M'?. JJo was about
nine years old when he left home, fair
skin, light hair and gray eyes. The last
I ever heard of my darting boy J received
n letter dated Corrinth Miss., April 18,
1862, written at his suggestion by J, \V.
CoDuull, Memphis, Tenn. If any mem
ber of this regiment ©r any other knows
of the said Connull or my boy they will
much oblige a sorrowing mother to com
municate the fact to the undersigned, care
AH- Southern papers will p tot to give
publicity to this statement.
Mbs. Elizabeth J. Simpson.
This Committee respectfully requests
that it may be furnished, at :is early a
day a# practicable, with the names and
address of the members of the State Cen
tral Committee of each State in which
elections are to be held this year.
It also requests that the chairman of
each of snch committee will, from time
to time, communicate with the undersign
ed, giving the condition, progress and
needs of the campaign in his Stole, with
such other information ns may mid to the
cffi<rieiH?y of this committoo’s action.
In this connection the Committee enn-
uot forbear earnestly inviting the atten
tion of Democrats and Conservatives
throughout tlie country to the condition
of their respective party organizations
everywhere, and urging tlie high impor
tance that snch organizations iu States,
Congressional districts, counties, Ac.,
should be in thorough, effective, practi
cal working order.
Samuel.T. Randall, Chairman.
A paper gives tho following reply
to * correspondent:
There is no stated rule for writing
love-letters. Yon should write on fools
cap paper, and bear oa as soft as you can,
using words of such burning love that
they will sizzle on the point of the pen.
It is also advisable to sling in a bunch of
\xUhos occasionally, such us ‘Dearest Am
gustns, I love yon with a love larger than
an elephant's; I think of you every day,
and, by-and.by, when tlie days grow
longer, ahull think of you twice a flay-’
It is also well to put an ink biotin the
cornier, with the Observation, ‘Darling, I
kissed this spot,’ or T hove a sigh in
Section first of the act of Congress,
approved July 14th 1870, repeals all
special taxes (l censes.) except those on
distillers, wholesale and retail liquor
dealers, manufacturers ond dealers in
tobacco and cigars, and brewers; and
takes effect on and after May 1st, 1871.
Section second of said act repeals all
taxes ot sales, saving nnd excepting sales
paid by stamps (distilled spirits, tobacco
ar.d segav stamps,) and the tsxes on the
sales of leaf tobacco, manufactured to-
iiuff cigars, aud foreign and do
mestic distilled spirits nnd wines; and
tak<« effect ou aud after October 1st,
Section third of said act repeals all
taxes ou articles in schedule A, (carriages,
gold watches, billiard tables, gold and
silver plate); the special tax on boats
barges and flats; on legacies and success
ions; on passports; and on gross receipts
between Antwerp ami Xew York ter M-
*©- At the County Convention of Ma
con county, Ala., last Monday, .Gen. C,
A, Battle was recommended by the meet,
ing a# a candidate for Governor, and P.
a Hoik Esq., for the Democratic nom
ination for Con grew from the District
aud takes affect
of October 1870.
Section four of sai<J act
and after tlie 1st day
lollars, on receipt
' udy hinii of money or for the payment
auy debt, ou canned and preserve*! fish,
id on the transfer or assignment of a
ortgage where it, or tbc instrument it
secures, firm been only once duly stamp-
ml; and it takes eftect on and after the
1st day of October, 1870
Section five of said act changes tho
jumaltj from fifty dollars to double the
Amount of tax (bat in no cose “be less
than five dollars) against all persons who
fail of neglect to affix the proper and
necessary stamp to any paper, document
or writing required by law to be stamped;
aud also extends the time when the Col
lector is authorized to statijp papers or
docaflp nts, without the penalty,' to Jnly
18th, 1871, when in the opinion of t!»e
Collector, such papers wore issued with
out stamps, through mistake, or without
willful intent to do'raitd tho United
Stxteg; and also extends tho time where
no Collection District Is establised for
GoUectoxship or to stamp papers, and
make valid in Court, all such papers,
evidence, to jannary 1st; 187%
Section six of said act reduces the tax
upon incomes two and a half per centum
upon all amounts over two thousand dol
lars for tbe year 1870 and 1871.
The above are- the moat i~
changes in the Revenue laws
thopubKOMhurge, aaenaeted by the last
ed its elements of prosperity—as well as
subjected its people not only to despotic
rule and private oppression, but to the un*
disgused derision of mankind. With a
President taking his seat on the 4th of
March, 1873, backed by a majority in the
topular branch of Congress (then beyond
loabt,) wo can commence the great task
of rest >ring the country to constitutional
government, 11 be administered upon the
v and real economy,
long ago demonstra
ted, will be powerless to thwart the will
of tho people.”
A Prediction That Napoleon Will
Save Himself by Reviving the Repub-
\—The World, in alluding to the call
of tlie Emperor upon France, and the
declaration that Paris is in a state of
siege, lias the following ; This, to onr
thinking, is the supremely significant
feature of this day’s news, and this
means not so much a defence against
the Prussians as a menadfe to Europe, for
it means this, that if tbe Empire cannot,
within a very brief period, repel the
Germans on tho Rhine, France will rise
to repel them in hor own fashion, ns of
old, to follow them with tlie flag of the
Repnblie in the van of her armies. This
truth, blazing up in a night, means moro
nnd worse to the King and the Royal
Princes of Prussia, if they would bnt see
it, than all the mitraillenrs of Me Mahon
id all thcChiissepots of Razaiue.
The Herald observes of Louis Napo
leon that success now will establish his
dynasty, but defeat will be his rain, and
tho ruin of his house.. It is possible that
timely action in tbe direction of re-catub
Hilling a republic may save him, but it is
not certain. If Prussia enters Paris in
triumph, a congress of Kings will depose
tbe parvenu, aud France will consent to
the restoration of tho House of Orleans.
On the next great battle hangs tho fate
of dynasties and empires.
else is hardly the man to be
editor, to be a leader or director of pnb-
“ j opinion, or to inspire the people with
Editors are made. They do not grow.
The school of the sanctum is the severest
in the world. The school of tho church
is as nothing to it, for the church forgives
in ministers what the public will not in
An editor must know his business.—
He must have fitted himself by study to
know tho heart, capacity and sentiment
of the people. Ho must know who to
abuse and who to praise—who to endorse
and who to condemn. He must, above
all things, know right from wrong, and
dare stand by his convictions regardless
of life or success
Ho must be a man who knows what to
say, and how to say it He must be as
impervious to censure, abase, contempt
or flattery, as the back of a goose is to
tho rain. He must know'enough, of life,
of men, of women, of church, of State, of
politics, of history current or concurrent,
religious or profane, to write intelligent
ly and at once. He most have been a st
dent, not alone of books, bnt of me
events, faces and hearts.
And be must be a sober man, with
cool, strong unprejudiced brain, or J
falls by the waysidn, lost under tho feet
of the rushing tlxrong.
The life of an editor is the life of a dog.
He is a slave to the pnblic that demands
the new and not the old. He is tho one
whose work is never done, whose thought
never idle, who must think when oth-
s do not, who must think before he
writes, while he writes, and after. He
must be bold, brave, fearless, defiant.—
If not, he is bent down like a read, and
is crashed at once.
Ho must answer at once and oorreetly.
He must withdraw from others or he can
not watch them—must be totally indiffer
ent what the world says of him, and look
for his light, his strength, his power, his
happiness and his information where oth
ers do not, or he will be tamo and worth
less. Ho must know what he wants to
sav, and how to say it, aping no style
following no pattern, suffering no dicta
tion, asking no favors, fearing lio results,
indifferent whether he wounds or pleases,
so long as ho makes liis point sharp,
direct, well told, and convincing.
There are but few editors in the woiid.
There are mnuy who handle the scissors
and paste brush. Many who are tools of
politicians. Many who work—they k;ww
not tchat. There are many who have led
lives of continued failure, yet think them
selves capable of directing an intelligent
pnblic. There aro many conductors of
newspapers who think their mission and
great aim is to beg for cord-wood turnips,
fresh eggs, aud dried apples in season.—
There are many who think tlie writing
of a paragraph describing a fire, fight,
foot-race, or funeral, makes them an
The best editors are the graduates, not
of colleges gin-mills, caucus-rooms, of
idle resorts, out men who have worked
their way through_
ing the an and learning the language
of types, and drinking more of the in
spiration of the press and the printing
office thou of tho wine.
Editors are always wanted, bnt do not
think you are au editor, or cau ever be
one, simply because you have failed in
being anything else.
German View of the Prussian Inva
A writer in the Charleston News takes
the following view of the Prussian in
vasion of France. We, of course, give it
as a German view, but we cannot see how
any Frenchman can contemplate with in
difference the invasion of his country
even though it may bo designed for the
overthrow of Napoleon, who is so thor
oughly indeutitied with the history of
French progress nnd who acknowledges
that her rules by the “Divine right of
the people” and not by the “Divine
right” of Kings:
The advnuce of tho North-German ar
my into France can hardly be termed
invasion, nor will sensible Frenchmen
w it os snch as soon ns their present
excitement has somewhat calmed down.
Napoleon has attempted to invade Ger
man territory. He lias been foiled, de
feated. What else could the Prussians
do after their victory than to advance on
French soil ? However, they have done
so slowly; they have published no mani
festo, offensive to French pride, in which
they threaten conquest or even overthrow
of the present government of France ; on
the contrary, Bismarck has expressly de
clared, that the war on the part of Ger
many is no war of French conquest, but
solely an assertion and defence of Ger
man interests. But these interests are
a consolidation of a whole united Ger
man?, and nothing else. This the Ger
mans must have, nor will the war end
without its firm establishment. Bnt will
the French, when they have recovered
from tho first shock of wounded pride,
when they have perhaps, received new
evidence of Prussian discipline and pro
wess, when they become aware that the
present occupation of French Boil is only
a military necessity, that no interference
with their internal affairs is intended any
farther than the security of German in
terests may require—will the French na
tion then, without division, persist in its
present enthusiastic resolve to drive out
the invador,’ or will not rather parties
spring up which will hamper the gov-
Paris, August 16.—The French journ
als complain of the brevity of the dis
patches from the seat of war. Even the
Constitutionale, semi-official, says the in
formation is not precise, regarding the
position of either army.
Vienna, August 10.—Baron Von Beast
denies any attempt on hi* part to medi
ate between France and Prussia.
London, August 16.—The total de
struction of tbe Pennsylvania is erro
neous. The cargo was destroyed, bat
the vessel is able to go to sea on the
Prussian dispatches to the Prussian
Minister here, aro full of triumph. They
:press great confidence in an early re
fit of the war.
Parts, August 10.—The •» >urnalOffici
al declares that. Cherbourg, Beat Lori-
ent and Rochefort, are in a state of seige.
Tlie French left two dispatch boats iu
tho Tiber, upon ovacoating Romo.
London, August 16.—Extracts from
the French Official Bulletin says that
the Prussians are not in force before
Strasburg. Bitche still holds out.
The Brigade at Tergeshiem and Bade#
has been destroyed by the French.
English expaiiments with the mitrail-
leur indicate them os destructive at close
quarters, bat troops handling them may
be annihilated before they come in range
Tho Times sympathizes strongly with
Prussia, and rejoices in the Prm
Macon Angustl 16, evening.—Receipts to-d»j
l; sales 16; shipped 20.
The market is still quiet #n«l dull at 1CJ cents
for middlings. Demand very limited and little
or none offering.
NewYobk, Aug. 16.—Cotton quiet and lower;
,iIdling uplands 19}.
Gold 71 ?.
Sata>wau, Aufjust 16.—Cotton in good de
mand: low middlings 17.
LiVEsroou, August 16, evening—Cottun quiet;
upland- SJ; Orleans 9).
Corrected expressly for the Republics n
BT JCOTrOOMEnr * RBAW.
AMEiucua, Ga., August 17th, 1K70.
CORN—Yellow #160 White #1 (S A bn-licl.
MEAD- *1 75 V* busb-l.
OATS—1 25 per bushel.
BACON- Clear Sides '
Hams, Canvassed. Best Fancy, 80c.
BULK MEATS -Side# fcoe.
SYRUPS—90®$ l 50
FISH—KitU $2 &0®U 50. ^ bbls
$ bbl t9 00®# 12 00.
TOBACCO—75®$ 1 50 per !t> for sound.
BUTTER—Goaben 50c. Country 30®40.
EGGS—Buying 15c. Selling 20c.
LARD—Prime Leaf 25c.
FLOUR—$8 00®$12 00 according to quality.
CANDLES—Adamantine, 1-Soi p box, retail 25c
AMERICUS COTTON MARKET.
Amtricvk, G.\. August 17,1370.
COTTON—Weak at 1 Scents.
the handle. A small reward win be *
Jl reward will be riven i,.
TI7E will pay the highest market nice r,.
W dried Pealed peaches. ’ r
10,000 pound's wanted by September.
tug. lGth-1 ra. Public Square.
O N Friday, August 5th, in the city of Ame-
cua, or between that place ami Hr. Unr* : ,
hotw on the road leading to Friendahiu',
email black MEMORANDUM BOOK, contni! -
severs! papers,—one a mortgage for #150 i
tbe name of-J. V. i rice as security,—and »
accounts aud receipts.
A suitable reward will be given for the Wt
m! contents. The flmler will leave it at Ropn'-
lican office. angle It* JESSE AYOOCK.
Eeef, Kid and Mutton
FOR THE MONEY 1
ABOUT twenty days from date, I expcrtio j
open a first class market in tho citv a I
Americas, where I shall bo pleased to sec all c. T
cash and paying, istoraers do as they have
way« done, patronize tbe man that keeps the
best and cheapest meet.
MS' I had, when I quit tho b««in«au w. — i
tom ers trading with me,there a
to have credit... ...
ind trade with better I
My old Book 1 am
s from S3 t
“ I will advertise tlm
.... —'to burn, and evei
that don’t pay his hill I wish may go tl
vr *y- , . WILEY CHAMBLISS.
It is reported that the Bavarians eap
turod Marshal with sixty cannon.
Havana, August 16.—The Panama
and West India cable met with on acci
dent after reaching deep water. A defect
v “'*— a the cable across
Verdun, August 16, 6 a. m.—No news
from Metz. Nothing has occurred to
day. All day yesterday cannon were
beard lx t*een Me’z and Verdnn. Per*
sons from that direction say a great bat
tle was fought. The Prussians lost more
than 4,000 men, and were completely de
feated. Daring yesterday morning, at
dan, the enemy had been seen directing
his retreat to the South.
[Signed] Perfect of Verdun.
Though transmitted by authority, the
Government has not been able to verify
it, and it is given to tho public under
reserve by tho Ministers of the Interior.
Axemcts, Ga., August 17,1870.
GOLD—Buying 12. Silling lrt.
SILVER—Buying 10. SeUmg 15.
SIGHT EXCHANGE ON N. Y.—Buyiug at par.
“ “ “ ** Selling J prom
RATE OP INTEREST- On money 2? per cent
Loci.svh.le Kir. August 15 Our provision
market is inactive owing to the low ebb of gold-
light offerings and no demand. Bacon 1R317J
and 18 for alula, ck. aud clear aide*. Bulk 13J;
lSyaiGi; fur ehda. ck. and clear sides. Lard 1C,
Hams 25, a fair trado in Bagging has been dono
the past week and prices arc steady at quota
tions. There ia no probability of any decline—
bnt with a crop of 3 to 3} million bales cotton,
there will bo a demand for the produc of all the
looms, and buyers must expect to pay fall prices.
We quote 2 hemp 291(?i30; and flax 30r»?.3lo
We note sales of 1300 pekagea flax and 600 pack
age* hemp to-day at 29J@30.
Fears Bartley & Co. Brokers.
ALLEN'S CELEBRATED SOUTHERN
The best known remedy for llbeumatUm. Nm-
PtucDiaraNAipox.—A Missouri paper
contains the following, which will pass
without a great deal of urging:
‘Do you believe iu predestination,*
said the captain of a Mississippi steam-
patriotic, will work with renewed
for the overthrow of the Napoleon
nasty, for, as Mignet says, “FrencL r __
riot is m always lias an eye towards getting
Congressional Address to Democrats
The democrats Senators and members
of Congress, at a caucus held Friday,
agreed upon an address which was signed
and issued as follows :
To our ( fellow-citizens of the United
States, friends constitutional, economi
cal and honest government:
The undersigned beg leave to call your
attention to the peculiar importance of
the elections which take place this year,
and respectfully to snbmit suggestions
for your consideration. By the State
Legislature to bo elected, nearly onc-
third of tho United States Senate will be
chosen. Nearly nil the members of the
next House of Representatives are to be
elected next fall. Upon the coming elec
tions then depends the question whether
the Democratic and Conservatii e element
in the Senate shall be increased, and
whether that element shall lmvo a ma
jority of representatives in the House of
Rrepresentatives, and as a consequence
whether we shall have constitutional,
economical and honest government, or a
continuance of revolutionary, extravagant
aud wasteful partisan rule ; whether we
shall hav*» a general nniform, just and
constitutional legislation, with reasonable
taxation and frugal expenditure, or un
constitutional, partial, unjust, class legis
lation, with oppressive and unequal taxa
tion and wasteful expen 'ib.re. Tluit we
havo strong reason to hope for a favora
ble result is plainly apparent. The elec
tions already held clearly show that the
tido of reform has set in with a power
that cannot bo resisted. If no blunders
be committed by tlie friends of reform,
if they do their duty and act wisely, if
they throw off all apathy and act with
vigor aud steadfastness, there ia every
reason to hope that their effort will be
rewarded by success. Let there be
dissentions about minor matters; no time
lost in the discussion of dead issne. 1 ,
manifestation of sorrow or proscriptive
feeling; no sacrifice of the cause to grati
fy personal umbitiou or resentment, and
let the best men be chosen for candidates,
and we may hope to see our country
deemed from misrule; aud in this <
neetiou we beg leave to say to our fellow-
citizens of tho Southern States: Do not
risk the loss of Seuators or Representa
tives by electing men who cannot take
tho test oath, or who are under the disa
bility imposed by the 14th amendment.
Whatever may be said as to the v*T"‘
of that amendment, or of the teat
act, you may rest assured that Senators
elected by tho votes of members <
futures who are held by the Radicals to
be thus disqualified will not bo permit
ted to take their seats, and that members
of the House of Representatives thus
disqualified will also be excluded. It is
the plainest dictate of practical wisdom
not to incur any snch risk. We hope
soon to see the day when all disabilities
will be removed; bnt in the meantime do
not, we entreat you, lose the opportunity
to strengthen the Democratic and Con
servative force in Congress, and tho pos
sibility, nay, probability of obtaining a
majority in the next Houso of Represen
tatives, by patting it in the power of our
adversaries to overthrow or disregard
Signed by tin* Democratic members of
established will the excesses of 1763 be
repeated ? Will the war then bo pro
longed by foreign interference in order
to put down suali excesses, so dangerous
to the rest of Eurojie ? Or will the
French welcome back the Comte do Paris,
the son of the beloved Dnko of Orleans,
and of a Mecklenburg Princess, connec
ted by blood with the Royal houso of
Prussia l If Napoleon has *to fall—and
we ahould deeply regret it, for he lias
been r. great ruler’ a true Frenchman,
and-the promoter of the present greatness
of France—-we sincerely hope the latter
for the sake of peace, civilization, und
for all the bast interests of mankind.
Here — . -
hia hat land began to look .
ing put, which > the captain seeing-
* I thought you believed in predestina
tion, that what ia to be will be?’
‘So I do, bat I prefer being ft little
nearer the stem when it taken plane.*
‘Well, I’m glad to hear it,*
‘Why*’ * • •: r
* Because I intend to pass that boat
ahead in fifteen minutes, if them be any
virtue in nine knots and loaded safety
▼atvea. So don't be alarmed, for if the fl©"A Cincinnati correspondent of the
wt Ikin vnn’l * nS'TTaAHl s
#*/* A Chicago la ly came down on
the Tennessee train a few days ago, full
of life and fun, and us a “morning star.”
She got acquainted with a Mississippi
editor on board who was also a passen
ger. and r. lively conversation ensued.—
“Sir,” said she. of Chicago, ‘.'will you
pleanc tell me whether it is necessary or
not, in the South, for a lady to dip snuff
liefore she can move in first class society?”
“I will answer yon,” said the editor, by
asking yon a question; Is it necessary for
a lady to be divorced five or six times in
Chicago before She can move in first
society?” We need net say that the sub
ject of the conversation was immediately
HeraU of Health *oys his lutaily haa lived
on for over twenty yarn on n Vegetable diet
alone, that they nave'taken no
.within that time, and' that h«
raised a family ol eight children, Includ-
than be _
way w© would take a
chops—“in our*. r
PERRY DAVIS' PAIN KILLER
Qm become an article of commerce—which
medicine ever becamo before. It in as mucb
item in every bill of goods sent to country m
chant* as tea, coffee or sugar. This speakc vol
umes in Its lavor.—GlenB’ Falls Messenger.
Rev. _H. L. Vanmeter, Barmali, vrriioH, “Th
~ ~ ’ n almost inuispcnsil!
ies give similar test
“I consider tbe best
Rev. M. H. Bixby writes,-‘I ba
[From the Loudon Tunes.
The French papers state that tho. Emir
Abd-el-Kader has addressed tho following
letter to the Minister of War: “ Praise
be to Cod. To the very valiant Marshal
of France, Minister of War: Excellen
cy • We have learnt, by the voice of
famo that France is about to nteko her
power speak against her enemies, the
Prussians (whom may God confound),
and tlmt vour very powerful Emperor
NapoleouIII, (upon whom may heaven
shower its bounties.) has determined to
place iu tlie front ranks of his bravo sol
diers the sons of FreiieU-Africa. He who
has fought against tho Freuoli would bo
the lust of believers if he did not in this
coining war place himself at tho service
of his ado* ted country; his tried sable
claims tbe honor of being among tho
first to march against the Prussians. The
Emir . Abd-el-Kader, therefore, begs
your Excellency to lay his humble peti
tion at the foot of the gloruvs throne of
Napoleon IIL (to whom i-isy God grant
victonr). From the servant of God, Abd-
le-Kader, Ben Mabi Eden Brouasa, 5
Badia et Isaui of tho year of the Hegir%
1287.” , r . '
lio Liberte says all the members of the
staff of McMahon were either killed or
wounded in the battle of Froeehweiler.
Colonel Grammont, a brother ’ of the
Minister of Foreign Affairs, lost an arm.
Colon#! Abaeao-was mortally wounded.
Col Espeniellea, akl to -tho Prince Impo^ 1
rial, ^bas -disappeared. Count •‘Vague "
Steptcnd and others were among the
killed.- The seventy-fourth regiment lost
at Wessefiburg forty-eight officers killed
oyuu. cuu .U»UJ uuwt lutexse* III fy
horse. Get a circular from W. T. Davenport
Manufactured by Hood, Tatum A Co., wlW»-
sale ahd retail druggists, Colomb ia, Ga. p.r
W. T. DAVENPORT,
marl AmericuN. g».
Ellaville, July 25th, 1870.
Scaled Proposals will bo received at this nfli*
until Saturday, tho 20th day of Augi^t, for th
repairing of tho Court House, said repairs tr
consist of K-plaatcrlng, re-painting uml repair-
ing tho colonado posts, Ac.
Also, Proposals for painting inside of Conn
ouec, will he received in tho same way.
Specifications of both jobs can be stx n n!t
Tbo responsibility of bidders will be taken a.
Tbe work received by Committees anitoimo 1
•r that purpose. S. E. EASON,
aug 2 td Ordinary.
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUI!
I offer tho most of ray
And some of my
AT REDUCED PRICES'.
for tho present month, as I wish to make nx-
for a splendid stock this Fall.
Give me a call—yon may t
you want at tliohe" r
the Barlow House.
very useful medicine.
Sold by mil druggists.
6®^ Porclain lined Baking Dishes and
Pie Plates, —every housekeeper ought to
havo them, for sole by
july26-tf. LtiTSEit G Flicker.
THE SAMI? MOM? HU
Now is the tiineto subscribe for it
»nsidcr Simmons’ Liver Regula
Mas. Elleji MeachT ]
One Hmu! sd Dollars in Gold
Will bo given to any person who, on analvsi
discover one grain of arsenic or other poison in
Dr. Hrni.xr's Aai*e Toxic. It is purely vege
table, and tho most happy combination that the
science of medicine has as yot developed to so
ccssfully combat the most prevalent diseases i
cideat to a bilious or malarious climate. It _
tho most perfect anti-periodic—alaavs breaking
tho Chili in three or four do*«a ; but better than
that or all else, aud what renders it the most ef
ficient and valuable compound extant, is tho uni
versally conceded fact that it leaves the patient
in better health than before the attack, with no
puffing up of the skin, no buzzing in tbc bead,
no deafness or impaired vision, but a clear head,
transparent skin, a bright eye, aud clastic step
and hbuyant health.
it eliminates disease from tho system bv dis
sipating engorgements of the secretions, excit-
mg the liver to healthy action and giving the
pancreatic and hepatic juices tkoir normal con
dition and healthy flow.
It is better preventive thau core, aud if people
could be prevailed upon to take it. in, say hall
doses three times a day, during tho chilly sea
son. they would havo perfect immunity from
chills and all tho concomitant diseases; bat,
who except the vary prudeni, will take medicine
For sale everywhere.
A STTUATION as SALESMAN, to commence
1st. September next.
Great Reduction in Prices!
flnilE undersigned takes pleasure ia notify
JL his cue to in ers and the pnblic gene n
that he baa reduced his priocs of hair-cutting
and sharing to tho following rates :
Hair-cutting 25 cts.
Shampooing, .... .25 cts.
aug 18 lm Successor to J. It. Covington.
O N the flint Tuesday in October next, wiH he
sold before the Court House door in the
town of StarkviUe, Loo oounty, agreeable to aa
order of the Ordiuary of said county, on ^ "
interest in a bouse and lot at Adams' St
situated near ths Depot, belonging to the estate
of S. R. MoOro, late of said county, deceased.—
Terms cask. JOHN DOBBIN:
IV* JDsttkrm per Annum.
64 PAGES READING MATTER.
30 PAGES ADVERTISEMENTS;
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D. WYATT* AIKEN,
Laths & Kiln-Dried Flooring,
Wetherotl & Fisher's Mill,
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E JIORXlirO MEWS
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]o Democratic principles and cament in adracs-
!v of Democratic measures. It believes that :.V
success of tho party is necessary to tbe salva
tion of tho oountry. Its reputation as a w
journal will be maintained as heretofore. In Do-
Foreign and Commercial Intelligent.
m the country. Its whole c.
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bc-naively stated in saying that it is a gnu
Democratic and Family Nowapapcr, devoted :
‘ ■"*“ of the people of tne South. ~
man, its Market Intelligent
is worth many times its Lubecription.
.... — ription.
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* * • - jf ew8 column-
reliable in cwn
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Terms—1 year, 36 00; 6 moLths, £UKi:
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readers, and contains a careful summary of
news of tl»o week, with the principal editorial
the current news, the latest dispatches, and to
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No attention paid to orders, unless accompan
ied by the money.
Postmasters everywhere are authorized to *6
t by Post Office order cm
A LL persons indebted to tlie estate of JL &
Stephens, late of Sumter county decoa*£
aro hereby notified to com* forward and ##*
toe same, aud those holding claims sgaintt «•“-
for payment. A. J. B0NALD80N,
Clerk Superior Court, and Aowt.
Americas, Aug 6 6w.
fill AID Ilfl 1MFQRTATKI
Millinery and Straw Goodi
ARMS 1 HONG, CATOR t CO.
IMPORTERS AND ,’OIUIER.S OF
bokitet, rarajnsG i vsltjt xuia-
Bonnet Silks, Satina and Velvets,
Blonds, Xetts, Crapnt. Rathe*. Plswwv
STBAA7 BOH TOTS A5D LADIES' S.®
vnumgp and cvi-tiiniui,
ghftlxor £Xooctof etc.
237 and 239 BALTIMORE STREET.
Offer tho largest Sforitlo be found in t~'
Country, and unequalled in choice lark-V^T
cheapness, comprising thslah ' t Purina nov -
Orders solicited, and prompt attention S ; " L
August lltlr 5t.
At CHAftwa* !
Aug. 9tl», 187®-!
It Is ordered that a special Term of S UIttW
Superior Court be beM on tho 5th Mew^r *
this month, (Ang- st,) for the trial of Cron®* 1
Cases,and. forbearing mstiooa. All 1*8**^
terested, ahd Jurors will tako* notice.
Let this onfor be entered on ths nun** 11,4
published until tho day of Court
Americas Aug.. U td.