HANCOCK, GRAHAM & REILLY
Friday Morning, Angast 26,1870.
FOR CONGRESS—-2d Puroa,
HON. NELSON TIFT,
Convention 2nd Conirmsional
We suggest that a Convention of the
counties composing the 2d Congressional
District Ihj held in AMEBIGUS on
WEDNESDAY, 21st day of September,
for the purpose or nominating camli-
dates to the unexpired term of the 41st
and for the 42d Congress. Counties
'requested to hold meetings at an early
day and appoint delegates—each county
appointing twice as many delegates
they have representatives in the lower
branch of the Legislature. Let every
county be represented.
All newspapers in the District are re
quested to copy.
Under the resolutions of the Democat-
ic State Convention the following gentle
men are appointed the Executive Com
mittee of tue Democratic party of the
State of Goorgia:
First District—Wm. J. Young, of Tom
as, Julian Hatrridge, of Chatham,
Second District—W. A. Hawkins, of
Sumter, John J. Clarke, of Randolph.
Third Dictrict—Martin J. Crawford,
of Muscogee, Hugh Buchanan, of Cow
Fourth District—James Jackson, of
Bibb, John D. Stewart, of Spalding.
Fifth District—A. R. Wright, of Rich
mond, Augustus Reece, of Morgan.
Sixth District—Wm M. Browne, of
Clarke, H. P. Bell, of Forsyth.
Seventh District—T. W. Alexander, of
Floyd, R. A. Alston, of DeKalb.
A. H. Colquitt,
Pies. Dem. State Convention.
Atlanta, Go., August 18, 1870.
The Future and Wliat is to l>e
The politics of the South are environed
by grave difficulties, ar.d the only means
of avoiding disastrous results is by high
< onrage, even temper, decided action and
n perfect union. The time has, proba
bly, never been when :;o much was in
volved in a political contest, and when
such careful action was necessary. These
are truths, earnest truths, tlint
It is folly in the people to sit supinely j T J-
by’and expect tire future to take care of! ^ 10 P (
itself, and the salvation of free, constitu- j nomination.
Rome Thoughts on th* Campaign.
The campaign is now jnst opening, and
it is important that wo should not forget
the preearionrooss of oar position.
What we do in the present campaign,
must be done in a high conservative (we
don’t like that word conservative, but it is
the best we can do), spirit, harmony
must prevail, discord must be discarded.
The interest of the People, the State and
this nation requires uuanimity of action
and concert of purpose. We most look
at the past and learn therefrom for the
In the conduct of tiro campaign there
should be but few public demonstrations,
but few public harangues, no appeals to
tho passions, no illusions to the past,
reference to the glorious cliivalry of the
“ boys in grey” uud tho more glorious
cause for which they fought, no biUc
denunciations should be indulged, but
the whole conduct of the campaign should
be earnest, quiet, yet determined.
There is no necessity of concealing the
fact that the Radicals are going to make
a desperate effort, they will leave no stone
unturned, and already are they boasting
of their perfect and superior organization.
And, now, when we know this there is
nothing left us but work, hard work, if
we would put the Government in
hands of the people’s servants. We think
the work to be done can be better done
by individual, private efforts, than by
publio assembling and speaking. While
we do not object to the candidates for
Congress canvassing the District and, if
desirable, making public speeches^ still
think all other candidates hod best
work,—more good can be done in this
way, and if anything wrong| or injudi
cious is said by them there will not be so
many ears for it to enter and months by
which it can be repeated, and in closely
contested campaign. ,omebodv is always
sure to say sometuing wrong.
Upon the whole we think the better
plan is for everybody to work, an<l but
few speak. Public meetings and speeches
are apt to engender hatred and arouse
passions and those ore thing to be avoid
ed in tho present campaign. Let work
lie the word.
Hon. Nelson Tut.—We plaoc at our
mast-head, this morning, the name of onr
old pioneer, CoL Nelson Tift, who under
took the race for Congress when donbt
and fear hnng around the hearts of all,
and triumphantly bore tho banner of De
mocracy through the contest. The heel
of the military despot was then upon our
necks, the passion* of tho opposition ran
high, tho hopes of the lovers of freedom
were weak at the time of his first race,
•t l>c j jet, notwithstanding this, he grasped the
j shattered banner and bore it ou to victo-
and will do it again, and we
e him receive a unanimous
; Democratic Meeting.
Wo hope the citizens of Sumter will
bear in mind that the Democratic Party
have a meeting in Americas on tho 17th
September, for the purpose of nominat
ing two Representatives, also appointing
delegates to attend the nominating Con
ventions on the 20th and 21st prox. Let i . 1
. i b*th set with diamonds.
£©■“Tney hare a Mormon Church in
Boston, with sixteen members.
SSrTke Georgia Peabody statne in
London cost $20,000.
tt^All bnt two per cent, of the Prus-
m army cau read and write.
*a^The latest novelty in Kew York L
everybody opposed to Radicalism and
usurpation, both white and black, re- . brother of the King of Sweden
member the time and be here. We want I ** rcs ^ng in Chicago,
a star ning meeting and perfect concert j 5®-The population of St Louis
of ac tion. Come everybody. i expected to foot up 250,000.
Cga-Blind Tom is taking his summer
S&“ The Albany 2Fcits copied oui
tice of CoL Nelson Tut and endorsed
what we said of him, bat failed to say
word about our proposition for the Nom
inating Convention to assemble here on
2M pr»ix. What’s the matter bro. Styles.*
Don’t you want to give publicity to the
proposition ? The time is short and
want every county in the District repre
sented. If we stop to pout about tho
time and place of meeting, there will not
be time for the candidates to visit the
a good sight to see the color
of health upon a man’s face, but it is bad
sign to see it all concentrated in his i
fJ- Whtteeev says he has got the
groes of Sumter county well organized
and if he cad ge t three good WHITE
men to manage them ho will not be afraid
of the result
Cgi- At the approaching election we
lesire to see if there are not five hundred
colored voters in Sumter county who will,
like men of principle, refuse to bend the
knee to Baal. Colored man the Radicals
have not kept their promises with you !
Ask yourself how many times you have
been deceived by them.
£&* Florida beiug only entitled to one
Representative in Congress, the Radicals
have nominated Josiah T. Wall, negro,
for the position. That’s right—we think
it proper for the negroes to demand nom
inations at the hands of the Radical par
ty, and get them, too.
tional government to be worked out by
stranger hands. The time for the cry of
Oh, we are conquered, what can wc do,”
has passed into the jmst. Wc arc not
conquered beyond the hope of victory.
Thu fifty thousand majority wc had iu the
Presidential election rings out in clarion
note*>, and unmistakably sjtcaks what
bo accomplished by work, earnest work.
The importance of tho present
paign to the people of Georgia, when
compared with tho Presidential,
measurable. Tins present one is for home
aud home intcrcsts. Every man iu Geor
gia is interested, and every man must put
his shoulder to the wheel.
But the future is full of strange un
certainties and onr condition is an anom
alous one. While we have got to work,
we. at the same time, have got to work
unobjectionable. The powers that be,
thrqugh their spokesman for Georgia,
Mr. Aker man, have said if the Democrat
ic party is successful the election shall be
set aside if the least possible pretext can
be hatched np. While wo are for from
advocating submission to usurpation at
the sacrifice or suspension of principle or
right, still we think it best that the pres
ent campaign be condncted in a quiet,
nnimpnssioned manner. Let private
work supercede public demonstrations.
Let private talks supplant public speak
ing. If this bo be done, and the people
keep cool and govern their tempers,
the Democratic Party, like an avalanche,
will sweep everything liefore it in the
State. There are no doubt many who
will oppose a conduct of the campaign on
the line suggested by ns. There are al
ways men who wish to carry everything
by lire and storm, provided they can get
dupes to bear the brunt, bat we sincerely
hope the Democratic party, during the
campaign, will bo one undivided whole,
free from all dissensions and discords—
striving for the one single good of depos
ing Radical usurjwtion and substituting
therefor freedom and economy, and res
pect for the rights of alL Let the work
be commenced with a determination to
succeed and let all work together for the
common weak Then work and work.to
gether. Organize and have perfect unity
of action. Do this and the result of the
election will reveal your reward.
Of coarse our announcement i* subject
to tho approval of the nominating Con
vention. We shall support the nominee
of that body. This is no time ior dis
cord and division.
8$$- Did anybody ever hear of a Dem
ocratic member of the Legislature vot
ing for tho XlVth and XVtli Amend-
Whitley's going to run for Con
gress if he can get three WHITE men in
overy county in the District to
the niggers for him. Bo send ii
names Rads. We’ll receive them.
vacation at Watertown, Va.
£©'*•A religions revival was in progress
in the Methodist Church at Lumpkin,
•SL-The Number of Chinese ii
United States at the end of 1869 is esti
mated at 90,000.
SS&-The San Francisco Jews have
abolished the separation of sexes
S®-The stockholders of the Air Line
road have been called upon for 20 per
cent of their subscription.
printer named Wells thrashed a
member of the Legislature in Atlanta the
other day, for insulting his^omily.
tS»A carpet-bag Senator of Mississi
ppi has married a mulatto woman and
started with her for his former home in
Ohio on a bridal tour.
C6L-A pane of glass
high and ten feet wide, j]
New York, is considered
A Cincinnati lumber yard watch-
an taught a little girl not to steal chips,
by knocking her down and kicking her
western woman is writing iu
favor of limited marriages for a given
time, ranging from one to three years,
with the privilege of reuewnl by mutual
The last surviving member of a
consumptive family atLowelL Michigan,
is said to have recently attempted to cure
himself by roasting the heart and liver of
sister, lately deceased, and inhaling the
on tee a feet
it aet np in
e largest in
W e hope oar friends will not neglect
taking necessary steps to bring out candi
dates for Senator, from-this District, and
3 iepresen Utives for this county. The
suggestion os to the time, for the nomi
nating Convention to meet, made by ns
:t few days since, wc fear was rather ear
ly, and wo, therefore, recommend that a
convention be held hereon Tuesday, 20th
•September, for the purpose of nomina
ting a Senator, and wo request that the
j*eoplc of Schley and Macon coantics hold
notings and appoint delegates to attend
on the 20th prox. The usual rule, we
believe, is twice tho number of delegates
to Representatives in the lower branch of
In sending delegatee we trust the very
boat and most discreet men will be select
ed, for this is a time for earnest and ju
dicious work—we are steering to avoid
both Sylla and Cbarybdis, and steady
1 muds must ply the oars.
The people of Sumter might nominate
Representatives when they meet to ap
point delegates to attend the Conven
tions to nominate a Senator and Con
gressmen, and we therefore suggest that a
county meeting be held far those pur-
-poses, on Saturday, 17th September.—
Let everybody, both white and black,
who favor a change in, theadministration
of Affairs, come, and let^ be a har-
monjf of feeling uid action on tll» part of
The following, which wc take from
the Lexiugton, Ky., Observer, expresses
our sentiments so precisely that we give
it place in our columns :
"On IU Last Legs.”
Tho rapidity with which Yankee papers
manufacture news unfavorable to Napo
leon and the French army would be amu
sing if it were not disgusting. Their tel
egrams remind one of the bold falsehoods
gotten up against tlio South during the
late war. In fact the very same creatures
who incessantly informed us that the
bellion would bo crushed iu “ ninety
days, ” that the rebellion was on its “ last
logs, ” and that “ 10,000 prisoners aud
20,000 str.ud of arms ” were constantly
being captured, are the very same gath
erers up of tho woeful and crashing news
from Frt r.ce. Their special reporters in
Europe inform them that “ the Freuch
army Is annihilated,” “the Empire is
crumbling, ” “ Napoleon is dead, ” “the
Prince Imperial and the Empress have
fled to London, ” “ all is lost, ” etc.
After the veiy recent experience of the
American people of tho perfect ease with
which a nation can be crushed out, with
scarcely an effort they will readily believe
that all Franco is a! the mercy of her en
emies after one comp natively small bat
tle. These voroci-..n papers take it for-
granted that the American people are to
tally in the dark as to a number of things,
and among them the following :
The population of France far exceeds
that of Prussia; the French people are
united in their determination to carry the
war to a successful end; the i ail way sys
tem of France is admirable; her finan-
cal condition is good; her arms are
folly as great if not grertsr than those
of Prussia; her soldiers are equal to any
earth, and their arm, the Chaise pot
rifle, is acknowledged all over Europe as
superior to the Prussian needle gnn.
As regards Metz, the present great
strategical point, its works were plan
ned by Yaubnu, tho greatest military en
gineer of his age. It has been immense
ly improved and strengthened by the
present Emperor, and is considered one
of the impregnable fortresses of Europe.
Of Paris it, is said that it would require
an army of half a million to invest its
fortifications, while 80,000 men would
suffice to defend them; and for the navy
of France, it is in size and efficiency as
much superior to the French navy of
thirty years ago as tho modern iron c!ad
to the Roman galley.
All things considered, it is not probable
either that the French Empire is **on its
last legs” or that it will bo ** crashed in
9u Wjutelet says lie can cany the
2d Congressional District if he can get
three good WHITE men, ia each coun
ty, to manage aud control the negroes.
Colored people, don’t that show you what
the Radicals think of-you. They are
afraid to trust you,---want white Radicals
to manage you. ,
69* Can anbody inform ua who are the'
three white Radicals Unit are going to
manage the negroes for: Whxtelet in
Sumter bounty ? We want their namaa.
Can anybody give them?
The next session of WaOejaa F*-
maWCdn^ge, at Uaeon, openocoMon-
ter-Romurr Bonner, of New York
ledger celebrity has been elected as alter
nate t j deliver the annual address before
the State Agricultural Society of this
State iu Atlanta in October next—Hon.
IlERS' inx V. Johnson being the princi
Cars now run from Griffin to North’s,
l ight miles from Nownan, from whence !
• onnection is completed by fonr-liorse j
candies. The fi*re is only $2 from Grif-i
fin to Newnan, and close connection is I
made with the West Point and the Ma-1
con Sc Western Roads.
It is a statistical fact the people of the
South read more religions than secular
A bill has been introduced iu the Leg
islature to incorporate and extend the aid
of the State to the Americas and Lmliella
Railroad. Hope it will pa^s.
It is said Gov. Bullock gave an Atlanta
Brass Band S50 to serenade aud call out
tlie Democratic delegates the night after
the adjournment of the Convention. But
they wouldn’t make nothing but agricul
A man at Charlestown went to a
doctor to have a rip in his abdomen
sewed up, and when asked how he got it,
ho said he was ont riding with another
s wife, and met her husband.
Volumes could not have said more.
“Paris in a state of siege uud like
ly to be captured !” exclaimed u young
lady this morning, “what then shall we
do for fashions hereafter!” Aud, indeed
this is one of the very important ques
tions connected with tho probable down
fall of the Freneh capital.
fia^The Courier Journal says: A
careful estimate reveals tlxe long saspec •
ted fact that a single American news pu-
per can tell France better how to whip
Prussia or Prussia how to whip France
than can an average brigade of the ablest
military minds in Europe.
8*3*- The Herald correspondent *lm.s
describes the Mitbaillps
I have just returned from u trial of this
weapon at the artillery ground. I need
hardly say that I was not only not per
mitted to go near Ihe gun, but was
obliged to keep out of the way, anil to
look on without being seen. Thanks to
a very good field glass. I could see well
enough to distinguish the general work-
the machine, aud was afterwards
< ascertain the different distances
from which it was fired. If yon can im
agine a gigantic revolver, kept always at
the same level, and with a point blank
range, as able to hit at ten yards os at
2.0(H). without being raised or depressed,
will have some idea of what this gun
Imagine this weapon turning slowly
from leit to right, and then from right to
left, and discharging about thirty balls
in a minute, not reqniring any working
after it Is first set. To-day I saw it work
ed at a distance of 1,500 French metres,
which, if I am not mLtakcu, would make
about two thousand yards of American
measurement. At that distance the gun
or machine, «r whatever yon like to name
it, won aimed at three black marks upon
three didcrent butts, each mark being
the height aud width of an average front
company of a regiment. Thus as the
many thousand* among your are readers
have seen service in the field will
nmlersiaud, tho three black marks on
the three bntls represented, as nearly
possible, u brigade of infautry ad
vancing against a lottery. Tiie brig
ade of liviug men would have token at
least twenty minntes, even at doable
time, to get over tho ground, Iu half
that time—-in ten minutes—the mitraille
use had pnt upwards of four hundred
balls, or, rather, projectiles, into the
three black marks, and every boll was
well apart from its fellow; and all this,
mind, without any alteration on the
part of the officer in charge.
Tho weapon, or gun, has merely to be
loaded and then leid in a certain direc
tion, and it works by itself. The object
it is aimed at may come nearer, bat it
occasion to be elevated or dc-
preseed. It works from left to right and
from right io left, and back again, with
out ceasing. I have no hesitatatjon in
saying, from what I saw to-day, that no
infantry or cavahuy that the. world has
yet seen would advance against this ter
rible engine of destruction.
An offioer belonging to one of the four
batteries of mltreuleasea which are with
this anhy oorpse.tokl mo the other day
IhaTat 1.50Q, aadeveb op toS.000 metre*.
beat ton yard* in the hand* of a‘very
good shot. Prom such a
_ I _ mspto' what
msy we not expect in the way of destruc
tion dnrtag the present war ?
A bale of uew cot.on raised in Mus
cogee county, was offiered for sale in
Columbus ou Thursday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Glover, wife of Mr.
Thoinas Clover, ofTwiggn county, died
ou the 12th tost, iu her 7ist year.
The Atlanta Sun says Atlanta no longer
holds to the title of “ tho Chicago of the
South,” but yield* it to Griffiu. At the
lost term of the Spaulding Superior
Court, no less than eight divorces were
granted. How’s that for Chicago ?
The following is a list of Money Orde
Postoffices in Georgia: Albany, Americas,
Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Baiubridge,
Brunswick, Carters ville, Columbus,
Griffiu, Macon, Marietta, Milledgeville,
Rome, Savannah, Cuthbert, Dolton,
First Bale or Nkw Cotton. — The first
bale of new cottou for Augusta was re
ceived Tuesday last, by Mr. C. H. Phini-
zy, from tho plantation of Mr. Jesse M.
Turpin, within a few miles of the city.
It weighed 580 pounds.
The Sparta Times says rust has began
its ravages of the cotton plant on the pine
lands of Hancock. It says some of the
largest planters are complaining heavily
of its disastrous effects, and say they will
not make as much cotton ns last
though they had more land planted.
One month ago, says the Columbus
Skh we met on our rounds, a sick aud
destitute woman, who hail neither bread
nor shelter for her children, three beau,
tiful littlo girls, four, two aud one year
old. A wordiy mau gave her what
money he had with him, and sent her to
a grocer in the lower, or southwestern
portion of the city for more help. The
grocer not only gave her food, bat two
weeks rations, saying that if she never
got able to pay him, he would never miss
it. She met others who gave her shelter,
and iu a day or two fouud work, and paid
rent in advance by tho week, by washing
for fifty cents per' day; and now makes
by labor, p: obab'y weaving m (he factory,
five dollars per week. Good beginning.
Wc will warrant this noble woman owns
her house iu less than two months.
Letter; from Florida.
Montickllo, Fla., Aug. 18, 1870.
Editors Republican : We arrived ii
this pleasant and beaatifnl little city i
few days since, after a tiresome journey
of twenty-three miles from Thomasville,
Ga., accomplished in an open baggy over
the sandiest, hotest road yon ever traveled.
Bat this ride, irksome as it proved, af
forded us a splendid opportunity for a
minute inspection of the crops along the
way; and from onr observations we must
say we find the farming interests in this
portion of Florida, in a much more pros
perous condition than in Sonth-West
Georgia. Tho crops we have seen
fine ; and we learn from others they are
very good throughout this and adjoining
counties. Cotton is better than any we
have seen in Georgia,—not excepting
Dougherty county. We have neither
seen nor heard of a Caterpillar in thi*
section. There is some rust where fertil
izers were applied too abundantly on old
and sandy lands.
We see another indication of prosperi
ty among the farmers here that is remark
ed by every passing Georgian, they
no Hupped corn. And as a result we find
provisions in the country, bacon and corn
made at home, hogs growing and corn ma
tured for next year’s supplies; and fat
mules and horses without so many occur
rences of death, “supposed from feeding
on damaged corn. ” But best of all re
sulting from the planting of corn enough
for home consumption and the residue of
land in cotton, farmers are out of debt
and freed from those disagreeable en
cumbrances so universal in South-West
Georgia, “Liens and Mortgages
growing crops and stock to secure the
payment of drafts for “provisions fur
nished. ” How long will people so blind
to their own interests and so foolish os to
make no provisions at home, when they
mnst see that everything brought from a
foreign market for consumption of rnwn
or beast costs them two prices, be
sides the most exorbitant interests, when
they are forced to purchase on a few
months time, with the additional expense
and inconvenience of the Liens aud Mort
gages of those who are enriching them
selves on the downfall of the farmer. At
the year’s end the merchant takes the
crop at his own price, and the poor “ tiller
of the soil ” is foreed from dire necessitv
to give another mortgage by which he
may subsist the succeeding year. And
thus at the end of this year he has con
sumed all he has produced this year, and
before the end of next year he will have
consumed all he will make next year. Is
it not the case with many of the planters
of Georgia ? The annual crops will soon
fail to afford a sustenance, and then the
farmer must begin to encroach on his
homestead, and ere long if ho continues
thus the Lieu and (iro-att d-a-ludf per cent,
per month interest will consume all the
homestead. It cannot be denied by any
reasoning man, that unless the farmers of
Sonth-West Georgia plant more corn than
they h ’ve produced for the last few years
the day is not fur distant when the * pro
vision merchants and capitalists will be
tho landholders, and those who now own
them their tenants We would say more
to our “erring brothers, ” but they have
been too often warned of their fate :
Verbum Sat Samentl
BA ZAIRE EXTRICATES HIS ABUT.
Mediation bt the Great Pow
Paxib, Ang. 23.—La Liberte reports
that JMarshl Razaine has succeeded l
Teaching the Railroad from Messieres to
Montmedv, and finding trains filled
with supplies waiting him at Sedan.
Eazaineand McMahon communicate by
London, Aug. 23.—It is almost certain
than on intervention by the great powers
will occur in afew days.
Paris, Ang. 23.—The journals con
tinue to urge a levy en masse to extermi
nate the invaders. The French gun
boats are recalled from the Rhino to the
London, Aug. 23—Bazoine has forced
a passage by way of Audnn and Lon-
guion,' reaching Montmedv. It is re
ported that the armies of the Crown Prince
and Fredrick Charles have formed a
junction westward of Metz.
The Post is authorized to deny the au
thenticity of Queen Victoria’s letter to
Engine, published yesterday. The Stan
dard’s correspondent says that Paris will
be defended, even if a bombardment oc
The Opinion National©, under the cap
tion “Keep Cool,” predicts a Prussian
defeat as a result of the pending combi
The Emperor is determined to charge
with McMahon’s army in the next battle.
The camp at Chalons is certainly raised.
Tho Emperor’s headquarters are at
Rheims—McMahan’s at Cerucelles.
A Paris special says it is reported that
Bazaine was reinforced on Sunday from
Chalons, and the armies of the King and
Steinmetz are too crippled to assume the
defensive. Another special says Bazaine
has the north and centre open, either to
reinforce’ or retreat Bazaine professes
to be master of the situation.
London, August 23.—A dispatch from
Paris says Count Palikao aunonnceil in
the Corps Legislate yesterday that he
n receipt of good news from Bazaine,
giving proof of Bazaine’s confidence,
wherein the government shared.
NEWS FROM THE BEAT OF WAR.
Death ov Another Old Citizen.—Mr.
Leroy Napier, one of Macon’s oldest, and
before the war, one of her wealthiest
citizens, died yesterday morning after a
brief illness, at his resilience in Yineville,
in ihe 77th year of his age. On the
evening before, he had visited his place
just below Macon, ou the river, and
while there reclined himself fora short
while on the ground, and soon afterwards
he was taken with a chill and died iu
about twelve honrs.
He had been, a citizen of Macon for
nearly fifty yeais and was extensively
known throughout Central and South
western Georgia. We do not known
single citizen who has been iu and about
Macon for a longer time thin Mr. Nap-
Grounded at Last.—The State con-'
stitutipn, under which, or over which, as
the case might be, tho Legislature has
been acting, says:
“No session ot the General Assembly
after the second under the constitution
•hall continue longer titan forty days,
unless prolonged by a vote of two-thirds
of each brancu thereof.”
Now this period has expired, and no
rote has been taken as required, nor can .it
be taken constitutionally now. If that can
anj other action
legal as that, and without it.
The State will breathe freer now, and
everybody will be glad. Out with yon,
and give place to yonr bettors!
The Atlauta correspondent of the
Rome Commercial says:
Seventy-five thousand majority is just
about wliat the Democrats will roll np
the next election day. In the stormy
Charleston Convention that spilt the
party on Breckenridge and Douglas wt
courted defeat. Iu the New York Con
vention with its angry ballottings and its
factious, wo brought on disaster. In the
23rd of July muss meeting, held in Atlan
ta in 1S68 by intemperate speeches we so
enraged Hnlbert that he counted ns out
of a victory. In this convention of har
mony and dignity we have prepared for
a certain victory. I never saw such a bright
Democratic prospect before. Conven
tions are the rocks ujkju which the party
have always founded. Let there be cc
gratnlation that- this last one has been
safely passed. The delegates are scatter
ing however—and Varney Gaskill and his
companions are crawling ont of the holes
in which they have been his for the past
dsy or two.
A Long or a Short War.
Speculating on this subject, the New York
Financial and Commercial Clirouide remarks :
Probably the sympathies of a majority of tho
American people aro on tins »ide of Prussia in
the present conflict. As to the reasons for this
couclitiou of publio opinion, or tho wisdom or
justice of that opinion, it would lie useless st
present to speak; but we think thtro is one
error growing out of it which should be correc
ted. We refer to the belief which appears to
prevail quite generally that because the Pros*
Mans have gained the first battle tho war is
likely to be short. First. It looks to ne very
improbable that France will make a humiliating
peace—or, in other words, will consent to a close
of tho war which rob* it of a foot of territory
until it is uesr exhaustion. Tho North-German
Confederation ia, to be sure, rich ia all tho elo-
euts that constitute vast national strength;
it it ought to be remembered that France,
also, is an empire of great resontco. Uuited
Germany, now as a consolidated nationality, is
capable of doing and suffering great things for a
great national object. Pride of race and iutel-
lectusl achievements, the love of independence
aud iuflacncc, and ambition of military prestige
from the most renowned military
to be i
nxtion of the world, constitute a liigb aud strong
inspiration for the Germans; bat France is
bid and developed nation, with an intensely
patriotic people, who cherish its traditions with
a love that is almost a passion. These traditions
they f.iel that they arc called upon to maintain
in the present war. All that Germany is am.
bitioua and determine to gain, therefore
France is equally ambitious and determined to
keep; and with resources of intelligence, ulrin
wealth, and numbers so nearly balanced, it is
altogether premature to predict, from one
great battle, either the continuous «uv^
of Prussia or Ihe permanent detent
Tanas ox t«z Wav—OL Theirs, writing to
fcmnd in England, says bo has always been or
opinion thai tbs tuns would oorm wk n tbs am
bition of Prussia would hare to be resisted by
France. Bat be always supposed the time
wonld only be when s just occasion arose, and
->*■^1 th. uHou of Ettopa amid.
edge Franco to be in the right. “ If, ” 1L Theirs
Proceeds, " when asked for tbs production of
the dispatches, I could bats obtained twentj-
tm hours' respite, I think ihatmy oranby-
smo, having time for reflection, would, perhaps
have pronounced fbrpeaee. I did riot succeed,
and now always; faithful to my arantiy’/flam
I con only wish Jor her success, while earnest^
desiring that U may be iattbo least possible cost
Paris, Aug. 23.—No decisive action
from the daily meetings of Diplomats i3
The Freneh arebuyiug horses iu Italy.
Paris is provisioned for two months, and
is wine for six months.
Six Million of Francs have been dis
tributed among the families of soldiers.
Dysentery prevail in the Prussian army.
Ten thousand Prussian wounded have
beeu sent to Berlin. Iu the Corps Leg-
islatif yesterday, where Count Palikao
gave reassuring news, Keartry demanded
their dates and also, whether a dispatch
Bazaine hud been received, Pali
kao replied it was the 19th, an uproar ii
tho chamber drowned the answer, regard-
the authorship. Keratry proposed that
nine deputies be added to the committee
of defence. The party of the left and
some members of the majority gave
signs of approvul After the tumult had
subsided, Palikao said the committee „ f
defence was numerous enough, and in
tho name of the whole cabinet he repell
ed tho preposition just made to question
the confidence thus established, and the
duputies retired to debate. T1 e matter
will be decided to-morrow. It creates a
sensation ns au attempt to interfere with
tho administration. The Soier saiys the
dispatches alluded to were from Bazaine,
and adds that Palikao is certain to be
tinned by the Corps Legislatif; otherwise
he would not have been so decided,
is officially denied that Prince Napoleon
went to Victor Emanuel on a diplo
matic mission. The Archbishop of Paris
directs the clergy to contradict the
port that the Pope felicitated the King
of Prnssia. A number of spies havo
been arrested to-«lay. The “Siecle” says
that the seven hundred and fifty million
loan has more than been taken. ‘ It seems
certain that a project lias been brought
before the great powers to preveut the
dismemberment of France. Assurances
have been sent to the French Govern
ment, that Italy has no intention of at
Madrid, Aug. 23.—The Government
has token measures to repress instantly
any revolutionary outbreak.
London, Aug. 23.—Ip is reported that
tho Crown Prince, abandoning his march
:, n Paris, has gone to sopport the Prus
sian armies west of Metz, which are
threatened with a formidable attack from
Bazaine, reinforced by McMahon.
A dispatch from Alexandria, says that
the frigate Hertlia, 28 guns, has been
captured by the French.
New York, Aug. 22.— A special to the
Telegram, from London, says: Nothing
official from either army was received
Private advices assert that the Chalons
anay is moving towards Tliiansville,
desperate effort to effect k junction with
Bazaine by escaping the Prince Royal
and passing the German array to the
north of Verdun.
McMahon has left the choice between
two evils: either to leave the road to
Paris open, or by holding it to sacrifice
A special to the Courier Dos.State
Unto, dated Paris, on the 22.1, says : —
Preparations for the combat are being
made all along the line. Parisisvirta-
alty in a state of seige. It is generally
conceded that Iho issue of the campaign
will be decided under oar wall*. If we
•re able to hold-out for one week longer,
•gainst an enemy destitute of material for
carrying on a soige, an France will come
to the saocor of her capitoL
August 23.—Advices from
the vicinity of hostilities report heavy
wins which most impede, operations to*-
Le ^Temps’, correspondent says there is
no hope for a triumphant issue of the
war unless the Emperor and Prinoo Im
perial coase interference, and return to
Pen*. Tho Ponca chatters about milita-
n moyonoate to everybody aud lets put
in the vicinity of Metz, without giving
fuller explanation. Tho dispatch admits
that Bazame’s communications were, at
one time, endangered; but asserts them
All quiet at Rheims.
- A committee of the Corps Legislatif,
to consider the appointment of a com
mittee of defence, meet the Ministry to
day for consultation. A compromise is
A leader of the Villetto rioters has
been condemned to death. He wishes
to confess, and promises startling revela
The departments of Nievre and Cher
are declared in a state of siege.
The oonstitntionel, on semi-official
authority denies, positively, that Engenie
sued Victoria, for mediation.
AU the journals deny that the mitrail
leuse is loaded with explosive bolls.
The Gaulois asserts that Bazaine re
fuses to consent to the passage of85,000
wounded Prussians through Belgium.
The application was mode by the Prus
sians to Bazaine, through Lord Gran
The Journal official explains, at
length, the facilities of the Bank of
France for making paper with the utmost
Luxdon, August, 23.—The general
headquarters of the Freuch army on
Sunday night were a few miles west of
Rheims. Edmond Texier writes thence
to the Siecle that the deepest depression
prevails, and the Emperor will receive
nobody. Prince Napoleon’s visit to Italy
to protest against Italy’s neutrality.
The extraordinary forces called by the
Swiss government are goiug home. The
regular army is deemed sufficient to pro
tect neutrality. The details of the battle
of the 18th at Gravelotte aro still want
ing, even at Berlin. The German dis
patches are meagre.
From the French the following is
gathered : Tho 12th corps is between
Metz and Thionville, and serves to keep
up communication detween Prince Fred
erick Charles and Steinmetz.
Metz is enclosed on all sides. Com
munication between Chalons and head
quarters has been cut off. The Crown
Prince is at Bar lo Due. McMahon and
Failly are still retreating to lower Paris.
New York, August 23.—Some of the
iw crop of Carolina lice was received
to-day. It is the earliest recorded by
nearly three weeks. The season in most
sections is favorable.
Washington, August 23.—After Mon
thly interest will bo paid ou the Ten-
Forties without rebate.
Ralkigh, Angast 23.—In the cose ol
the State against Wiley, the evidence for
the State closed. Nothing at all positive
developed. Nearly all the negroes
gave terrifying evidence for the defence.
To-morrow the U. S. District Court will
have Kirk up for contempt. He is still
under examination. Judge Brooks dis-
charged 18 more prisoners on habeas cor
pus. When the prisoners were brought
into Court by Kirk’s guard, who started
into the Court-room with arms, Judge
Brocks quickly ordered the Marshal to
restrain them, suspend ng proceedings
till it was done, remarking: “No armed
soldiers are allowed in this Court. When
necessary I will ask for them.”
Kirk’s men retired by order df the
Marshal. Tho judge reiterated jurisdic
tion in the matter of habeas corpus.—
Kirk’s Lieut. Colonel, Bergen, is under
arrest in this city for not observing his
bail. Quite a crowd is in the city and
much interest is manifested.
THE RIOT AT LOUISVILLE, GA.
Augusta, August 23.—About three
hundred negroes broke into the jail at
Louisville, Jeffersou county, on Sunday,
and released the prisoners. The Sheriff
sent to Atlanta for troops, which reached
the scene of the riot to-day. Some of the
leaders were arrested. The rioters
threatened to burn Louisville aud take
vengeance on tho whites, but the prompt
action of the citizens prevented a difficul
ty. It is said to originate from the arrest
and imprisonment of a negro for shoot
ing a mule.
PERRY DAYIS’ PAIN KILLER
Has become sn article of commerce—wUch n.
medicine ever beauuo before.. It is Mn 0 ‘li>
item in every bill of goods sent to ccmurr
chants m tea, coffee or sugar. T3ii* sp^ Tc ,'
umes in its favor—Glens’ Falla Meeienger.
h V * nmetcr . Burmali, writes
un Euler haa Immmn *n ,v.i: 1
mony ot its virtues.
Bov. J. G. Stearns writes, “I consider the W
remedy I know of for dyspepsia.
Rev* Jabez L. Swan aays, s ‘I havo used i- f,,
a my family, and consider it a
■ng my rwddence in Burmah, and have found
i very useful medicine.”
Sold by all druggists.
One Hundred Dollars in Gold
Will be givon to any person who, on analysis win
discover one grain ol arsenic or other t>6iK.n h
Dn. IIukley s Aace Toxic. It is purehr vo vl
table, and the-most happy combination that &,
science of medione has as yet developed to *r„.
ccaefullj combat the most prevalent diseases i-. ■
cideut to a bilious or malarious climate. It b I
perfect anti-periodic—ahvavs break iu-
Paws, August i3—Tho journals say
to humanity, and that it m», briugabouia lut- disputches hare been received from Ba-
lag peace. -• £ ■. i.lUH'irrei
»aine,ii«1arin K his intention to 'remain
^ Special to Chicago Tribune.]
Effects of the War on tho New York
New York, August 14.—The war in
Enrope continues to drain onr banks of
specie, thereby decreasing their legal re
serve, and forcing them to contract their
loans. The total exports of specie for
the pustfive weeks have been 822,530,215.
Thun Europe has deprived us, in five
weeks, of an amount nearly as great as
that held by the New York banks at the
the present time, to-wit: 824,101,320.—
That is to say, a dram of specie for the
next fire weeks like that of the last five
will clear out every dollar of gold now
held by the New York banks. The loss
of specie by the banks enforces a contrac
tion of loons on them precisely the
as the losse of greenbacks or legal ten
ders to a similar amount The banks
reckon specie in their legal reserve the
same os so many greenbacks. Tho loss
of specio by our banks is therefore the
same as the loss of legal tenders to them
so far as the contnition of bank loans is
concerned. Their loans were decreased
last week $2,534,^25, and since the wnr
commenced about $7,000,000.
four doses; but better tlian
„ . . . v. TT- lenders it the most e.‘.
ueicnt and valuable compound extant, is the urn-
vereafiy conceded fact that it leaves tho pati *nt
puBingup of the akin, no buzzing in the head,
and bouyaut health.
. At eliminate® disease from the av>u m by di*-
wpatmg engorgements of the accretions exei*.
mg the liver to healthy action and giving the
pancreatic and bepctic juices their normal con.
ration and healthy flow.
’* better preventive than cure, and if pur-j,;#
could bo prevailed upon t
before they a
-t CITY EE A
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st
debts that I contract ;uyi*elf.
o hereby notified n
A LL persoj . . . „
fora certain Note made byn._
Lee, Administrator of C. M I*oo f deceased, i ■
Eight Hundred dollars, and dat. J Jauuary 4t:.
1870, and due by the 25tli day of Decern!*:,
-TAMES B. PICKETT.
School for sxnaifboys and girS at the r<»-
-e of Mrs. R. P. Harrison, oa the 1st 5Io;.-
day of September
A T the church Bethel, near Capt. Davenport’?.
-Ca nine miles East of Amc-ricus, near the ret.;
leading from said city to Dr. 1). Baglej'a
tho lowest bidder. Lumber,
place, if requested.
AL ill lull LULL.
aug 23 2t CUainuain Committo
A FINE loud-toned seven octave JLELODEON
can be pnrchased cheap for Cash. Ajtph
aug 20 Z\.
SOUTH-WESTERN B. Ii. DEPOT, ■
Avexucdk, Gjl, Aug. 19m, *70 <
W ILL he s
next, before tho Court Hoi
Americas, the following articles, v'
i Saturday, 10th Septemle
2 Kq;3 Soda.
C Bags Guano.
, ;i Cans Lard,
1 Box Hardware.
1 Box Machinery.
Sold to pay freight and charges.
How to Have a Lovxso Wire.—If you should
hate a loving wife, bo aa gentle in your words
after aa before marriage: treat her quite as ten
derly when a matron .as when a miss; don't
make her the mud of all work and ask her why
she looks less tidy and neat than when “you first
knew her;” don't buy cheap ' tough beef, and
scold her because it does not come on the table
“porter house;" don't grumble about squalling
babies if you can’t keep up a “nursery,” and re
member his disposition; don't smoke and chew
tobacco, and thus shatter yonr nerves, and
spoil your temper and make your breath a
nuisance, and then complain that yournife de
clines to kiss you; subscribe for cno or more
good frmily newspapers; spend yonr ownings
st home, joyously and cheerfully read to and
converse with yonr wife, and strive- to leads
doocut Christian life. Love your wife; be
pokionl; remember that yon Aro not perfect, but
toy to ba; let vulgar company alone; if vour wife
wdtba loving and troe-if yon did not marry
fiesrtleasbeauty without oenaa of worth;, if vou
<H who ia to blame if you suffer Ahecoaueqtleb-
A Bargain Offered
H Y PLANTATION, 2000 acres excellent p*
Land, on Itchawanochawcc creek, in lb-
ker couuty, 6 mile* from steamboat landing on
Flint river, 10 inilea from Newton, and 10 miits
from Railroad from Uainbrii&e to Cfltlibeft—
830 acres cioarcd land, with all necessary build
ings. 1 offer with th > place 8 mdlea, about *•<
head of cattle, 50 head oi hogs, 2 jfokc steer* aa>i
carts, blacksmith shop, cane mill boilers, »*?•
one, and general outfit of plows, plantab*®
tools aud implements generally. Abo six* 1
l«VU n Onnl.Ll..l. T i • . -r r...
1500 to 2000 bushels corn, largo amount of
and cotton need.
>v© property I am offering at the v<u
of *10 00 por acre, half cash, half
tlonate terms t
will show the premises.
ang 20 2t
1 * TB - *• A. Cameron has applied for settin;
apart and valuation of homestead. I will
upon the same at 10 o’clock, the 2nd ilar of
September next at my office,
aug. 4>2t. 3. F. BELL. OrdV.
Great Reduction in Prices!
THE OLD AND M’itiit,"
fpHfiundersigtied takes pleasure in notifjin?
.7 . easterners and tho puhlic genfr»U.',
ihat ho has reduced his prices of hair-cua*-
tad shaving to the following rates :
Hair-cutting... . ‘ .25 eta
Shampooing, 25 c;e.
Shaving,.. |5 «?.
, HENRY ANDERSON,
aug 18 lm Successor to J. B. Covington^
k October next, sill bf
•oU before the Court House door m
wwn of starkrille, Loo county, agreeable tow
order of the Ordinary of said countv, one-b*^
interest in si house and lot at Admins’ Station,
situated near the Depot, belonging to the
t^-cST’ , * u *
US IS Id* , . Ata*
• indebted to U» MhtUoCU. «•