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Office over W. T. Davenport’s Drug store.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Wiil practice in all the courts of 8. W. Ga.
A ttoruoy at Xiat
It. Office in Court House with Judge Stan-
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W ILL practice in the Courts of Sumter and
adjoining Counties, and in Circuit Court of
if Office ou College street, next to Republic
raiisOcs. feb2a tf.
J. A. ANSLEY,
Will practise in the Courts of Southwestern
(nurgia and in the United States Courts atSa-
vanuab. Spt'dai attention givhn to collection of
in.l pvrehase of lands and tbe in-
V large assortment of legal
i of titles
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cssional services to the public.
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ul in United States Circuit and
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OR. WILLIAM A. GREENE,
AOSTISCES to serve hia friends of Amcricns
‘‘ onu,r y>n all the depart-
o.euUofiu, pnjf«Mtioa, »prlS-l7
Dr. J. B. HINKLE
r °E? .MOio leodjr hi, wnicc. (in on th,
* pscial attention given to Surgery.
' of the liberal patronage
upon him '
liAd^uarters at the Drug „
Evidence fronting that of Rev. J,
Dr. S. B. HAWKINS.
at Dr. Eldridge’s Drug Store.
thc Methodist Church.
«™rllr. Sewell’. dm™ r.
ijgJ where he will be found at all times,
U n u%T D i on Professional duty. He solicits
on w, , d* and the afBicted generally to call
h ’ tre *‘
<>■ H. CALLAWAY & GO..
F0RT °AINES GEORGIA.
° r ^reeli Flour ground at their
p und “ d ap in 35,60 and 100
*und Sacks. ’
*** ^rn iad LIoJ i]wi,« o
Again I hear creaking stepl
He’s rapping at the door 1
Too well I know the boding sound
That ushers in a bore.
I do not tremble when I meet
Tho stoutest of my foes,
But heaven defend me from the friend
Who comes but never goes.
Ho drops into my easy chair.
Ami asks about the news;
He peeps into my manuscript,
Ami gives hia candid views;
He tells me where he likes the lino,
And where he’s forced to grieve;
He takes tho strongest liberties—
But never takes his leave!
Ho reads my daily papers through
Before I’ve seen a word;
He scans the lyric (that I wrote), .
And thinks it quite absurd;
He calmly smokes my last cigar.
And cooly asks for more;
He opens everything he sees—
Except the entry door 1
He talks about hia fragile health,
And tells me of tho pains
He suffers from a score or ills.
Of which he ne’er complains ;
And how he struggled once with death
To keep hia friends at bay;
On themes likaihose away he goes
But never goes away.
He tells me of the carping words
Some shallow critic wrote,
And every precious paragraph
Familiary can quote,
He thinks the writer did me wrong:
He’d like to run him through!
He says a thousand pleasant things
But never says ** Adieu!”
Whcn’er he comes—that dreadful man—
Disguiso it aa I may,
I know that, Pke an antumn rain,
He’ll last throughout the day.
In vain I speak oi urgent tasks,
Iu vain I scold and pout;
A frown is no extinguisher—
It does not put him out 1
I mean to take the knocker off,
Put crape upon the door.
Or hint to John that I am gone
To stay a month or more.
I do not tremble when I meet
The stoutest of my foes;
But heaven defend toe from thc friend
Who never, never goes!
BLAST AT SOME OP ITS FEATURES BY
Again: What sense is there in long
skirts for business women at any time.
’Tis trne that they are pretty nearly all
the dressing or protection the lower
limbs hare; but what kind of protection?
Sufficient, perhaps, when worn for noth
ing but to hide the limbs, but what
against dampness, dust and the bleak,
wintry winds. Against these, clothing
more nearly adjusted to the limbs is re
quired; so that it comes down to this at
lost; that long skirts are worn, not for
clothing, but for the purpose of hiding
Dress is either for the purpose of pro
tection or for disguise. If for the last
—and it is indelicate or revolting to the
future of woman to so dress her legs
that they can be free to perform the
functions of locomotion—why should it
net be just ns indelicate to go with arms
naked to the shoulder, as thousands do
who would scream if their leg to the knee
were exposed? And why should it not
be considered a hundred fold more in
delicate to expose, virtually, their breasts
to tho waist, os thousands do, than it is
to tastefully aud reasonably dress iheir
The fact of the case in this matter of
female dress is, that a blind and foolish
custom has decreed that women must
*ar skirts to hide their legs, while they
ay, almost ml libitum, expose their arms
and breast. For onr part, we can see
indelicacy in a properly clad leg
than a dropely clad arm; but we can
see a deel of sentimental and hypocriti
cal mock modesty in the custom which
demands skirts and allows bare arms,
shoulders and breasts. It is time to call
things by their right names, and to bo
honest enough to speak the troth about
these things, which are fettering and dis
easing women, and producing a genera
tion of sickly children.
If those who effect a great deal more
modesty and delicacy than they are will-
to allow that those have, who are
1 enough lo discuss this question
truthfully, vent their spleen and show
their virtuous indignation, by calling us
bad names, we simply assure them, that
our estimation, of troth, and our oesire
to promote the true interest ef our sex,
far above all care for whatever they may
say or think, and that we are perfectly
willing to intrust the vindication of onr
coarse, to tbe next ten years, when such
unsightly and health-destroying things
os onr present system of dressing
presents, will be among the things which
What we have said thus far upon this
subject may be considered as simply sug
gestive, compared with what might be
direct attack npon the system
sept IS tf.
T®??.'. 0 ! ADA1 “. WASHBURN A CO., i.
tunTrJSS dmolved b J content. H. K. Wash-
'*• mwi mb-
tier, w« k Colto *>» pledging prompt ttten-
1, " • *'*' « arranged to fioht cotton for three
«. rihL ™ <Ie “ re a. and advance thr«r*ortha
" •. .“an, ADAMS ABBO.
_ _ a. a. arum,
carannah, Oa., Nov. ,, 1870. novlotf
'tdl'eiv. ucca m mj asm. .
J. W. JORDAN, Jr.
from the standpoint of indelicacy. Wo
have often been in stores when it
necessary for the female employee to
climb a step ladder to obtain articles of
goods from nigh shelvings; we have often
witnessed the exposure of ladies “
into omnibnssess. In either of
cases, had they been property az
cionsiy dressed, they would hav
the extreme of deheacy compared with
what they were;, and hence it Is, that we
reassert, that the system prescribed fay
present custom has nothing to recom
mend it, but everything to condemn
When women take the equality which
we are showing they are entitled to un
der onr Constitution, just as it now is, it
is to be hoped that they will also exercise
the right to dross themselves according
to the requirements of - their callings,
even if that demands the proscription of
skirts of which women have been dragged
lb death so many years. .
The World says: “ The average weight
all tho year round, of that portion of wo
man’s clothing which, h* supported from
the waist, is between ten and fifteen
pounds. Are weak backs a wonder ?—
Put on suspenders* girls r’—IFootttufl**
B&. A gueatof a hotel sent In a bill to
the landlord for cervices rendered in kil
ling bed bugs. At thei same hotel, a gen
tleman was looking over the register
when Ids eyes caught sight of one of
those pests of creation traveling about
leisurley over, the page. He turned qui
etly to a friend and remarked : ‘’Well,
this is the first hotel ^ ever saw where
the bod bugs looked over, the register tc
see what room you occopy.^Rodm
▲ Handsome Young Tbaxtobess With
The German newspapers thus relate
the manner in which the last and secret
telegraphic communications oi Paris
with the south and north of France were
cat off. The search after these myste
rious wires had given a great deal of
trouble to tho Prussians, without lead
ing to any result It happened, howev
er, that during this time the Count von
Bismarck, Gen. Von Moltke, and the
Crown Prince of Prussia each received
several letters in a feminine hand-writ
ing, begging of them to set at liberty
the hnsband of the lady author of this
correspondence, and who was kept pris
oner by the French at Montereao. In
exchange for this favor she promised to
reveal to them an important secret. As
offers oi this kind, and a great many
others analagous to it, were made to the
above named personages by hundreds
every day, they took no account of the
letters we have just referred to.
Bat on the morning of the 28th of
September the visit was announced to
Count Bismarck of a young lady, who
urgently requested permission to speak
to him. He ordered her to come in.
She then explained to the Connt that the
letters addressed to him were in her
hand-writing; that her husband, a Jew
and a Hungarian by birth, Joseph Hau
ser by name, had as a naturalized French
man, been employed in the general
management of railways at Paris in the
capacity of engineer, and that before the
investment of the capital he had been
specially employed in constructing tbe
underground telegraph between Paris
and Tours, as well as that between Par
is and Rouen.
After having completed his underta
king he had been sent to Montereao in
order to superintend the service and to
moke some repairs there, and he had re
ceived from General Trochu a letter ap
parently containing recommendations to
the authorities of that town.
But when he arrived there it was an-
pounced to him that in consequence of
his German origin (he was born at Pres-
burg) tho authorities were going to place
him under surveillance for some time.
A few days afterward the Mayor gave
him to understand that three mines had
been constructed along tbe line of rail
way near Montereau, with tho view of
blowing up the Prussian troops if they
arrived by the train, and that he must
connect tbe mines one with another by
electric battery. *‘My husband,”
continued the lady, “refused to do that,
pointing out that his mission was to su
perintend the existing wires, and not to
lay down new ones. There-upon he was
ill-treated, cast into prison, and no
doubt is now in danger of death.
After the lady had sufficiently proved
her identity, Count Bismarck had a con
versation with Baron Von Moltke, and,
three hours later, a small squadron of
hussars set out for Montereau, and the
most extraordinary precautions were ta
rn In the evening the troops arrived
tho town, which was astonished at tho
occurrence. Tho Mayor, who was still
astounded, was arrested, and the
Hungarian engineer was liberated from
his prison. The mines already referred
to were discovered and destroyed, and,
under the direction of Lauzer, the Prus
sians likewise soon found in the bed of
the Seine, in four different directions,
the mysterious telegraphic communica
tions with the capital.
)W THE GERMANS DEFEATED A FRENCH
A small squad of Uhlans had defeated,
ie day in the beginning of October, a
gang of Frauc-tireurs, capturing their
ammunition, near Lho village of Dariez,
in France. After they had driven the
free-shooters into the mountains they
took their quarters in a large inn.
They were lodged in a large hall, up
stairs, and the landlord was very officious
in giving them good accommodations.
This extreme friendliness aroused the
suspicious of the Lieutenant, and, tasting
the wine, he believed that he discovered
that it was drugged. So he warned his
men not to drink it, and, putting ont the
lights, he ordered his men to sham
sleep. Now he crept out of the house
aud concealed himself at a place where
he could watch the doors. Presently, as
he had suspected, he saw the landlord
steal forth in tbe direction of the Franc-
tireurs. He turning as silently to-lhe
he had left it, ho called out his
men, who sallied forth without arousing
the household. In one of the halls was
placed all the captured ammunition con
nected with a train of powder leading
oak After they had done this, the
troopers lay in wait, and before long they
saw the Franc-tireurs approaching the
house, led by the treacherous host. One
by one’they entered, their unsheathed
knives gleaming through the night At
Iasi they were • all inside. A few mo
ments after a terrible explosion occur
red, and tbe old inn was only a heap of
ruins, burying the host and the Frano-
tireurs, so that not one man escaped.
Novel Ticket Office.—And now
comes a correspondent of the Courier
Journal with the report that the Indiana
apolis and St. Louis Railroad have put
tickets, to all the principal points East
on sale at several of the most prominent
houses of prostitution in St Louis, se
lecting ono of-the most charming of the
soiled doves as agent for which theypey
a ; liberaT commission.
. Distinguished Visitors.—Hon. Simon
Cameron and family are in-the <#7:
guests of Mr. 0, A. Nutting. Hon.
Columbus- Delano, Secretary of tho In
terior* is also in the city—the' guest of
Mr. W. 0- Morrill. These gent '.e non,
we learn, are on strictly private business.
'—Telegraph & Messenger.
tis in g by means of newspapers seems
only to be appreciated by the Anglo-
Saxon race. Take np a Figaro of six
months bock, a period when that paper
In its zenith, and ypn find merely
of its four pages devoted to advertise
ments, aud yet it was the most widely
circulated paper in France. Again, the
Independence Beige, which ranks.in
European influence next to the Times
and enjoys * circulation throughout the
world, only has sufficient advertisements
to cover a portion of a single page. It
* much the same* with the Continental
papers. Another strange feature, in
French papers especially, is that they
apparently either have a difficulty in fill
ing their columns even at the most excit
ing times, or that their readers prefer
rubbishy novel to information re
garding important current events. For
example, the French journals have been
carrying on their wretched feuilletons at
a time when their country has been
vulsed in this awful struggle, when any
one would have supposed that every inch
of space would have been precious, and
when American and English journals are
daily devotiug to a record of the
nearly as much type os a whole copy of
the Figaro contains. Is there not in this
something painfully indicative of a
want of earnestness in the people of
*Sy*Tlie story of the capture of Or
leans reads like a pago from the history
of the Crusades.
The French, destitute of artillery and
fearfully outnumbered, were forced to
defend the city by individual bravery,
and made the victory a dear one for the
Germans. During the night before the
assault, little “snake parties” were
ganized to creep ont through the long
grass and met the Prussians crawling in.
And every now and then tho silence
broken by a sharp, hissing cry as] snake
met snake in the nnderwood, and the
stings, in the shape of the long hunting
knives carried on these expeditions, went
to work. Next day, it being evident that
the town must fall, it was decided to
tho bulk of the army by retreat,
while the Foreign I region and Pontifical
Zouaves engaged the Prussians and cov
ered the retreat Aud nobly they did it
The Prussian artillery rained missiles of
death upon them, till they judged them
broken, and then assaulted en masse,
only to be driven back in ruin. Four
times did they meet repulse, but ou the
fifth assault not a shot was fired against
their heavy masses as they deployed i
the open plain, but as they swarmed into
Banieu and into tbe railway station about
hundred and fifty ghastly creatures
the military garb rose up to meet them
the longed-for embrace of death.—
Orleans was won. But of these 150
not GO escaped to tell the tale of how it
defeated. Of 1,500 of the Foreign
Legion 3G came back to Biots, and of
370 Zouaves but 17 left tho field alive.
Tub Situation—230,000 Defenders
f Paris 530,000 French under Arms in
the Provinces—Privations of the Pkus
sians.—The correspondent of the World,
writing from Versailles 7th, gives the fol
lowing comprehensive review of the
present situation of both belligerents nt
Paris : General Trochu has 230,000 men
fit for offensive servioe in the field. Paris
is absolutely impregnable to attack and
can be conquered only by starvation.—
There is abundant food in Paris sufficient
to last two months longer.*
There sre six armies outside of Paris
numbering 530,000 drilled and well armed
the field. Besides the numerous
detachments of francs tireurs. and the
regular troops are the army of the Loire,
General Paladine, 120,000 men ; army of
General Heratry, 100,000 men ; army of
the North, General Bourbaki, G5.000 men;
army of the Centre, General Tripant,
90,000; army of Rhone, General Michel,
110,000 men; and army of Vosges, Gener
al CambrieHs, 45,000men. All these are
well supplied with everything save artil-
ery, which deficiency is rapidly being
ended. The army of the West has 55
breech-loading field pieces. At nc
quarter is there no deficiency in money,
provisions, amnnition, clothing oi
The army beseiging Paris continues to
suffer greatly from sickness, which con
stantly increases. A recent morning re
port of the oondition of the army shows
an average of 300 men on tbe sick list in
each battalion with n.nominal strength of
1,500 men. No more reinforcements can
arrive from Germany. The last recruits
are nearly all boys nnder nineteen, who
are now on their way. Former reports
concerning the disposition of the army
of Prince Fredrick Charles were inac
curate. The tenth corps has gonoto
Paris; the eight corjts to Thionville;
the seventh corps remains at Metz ; the
first is at Lillo; the third at Troyes, and
the second and ninth on the way to
The Memphis Avalanche utters the fol
lowing very truthful sentiments:
The South to be strong must not dream
of the past’ Live with the present Uni-
venal suffrage has increased the political
strength of the Southern States, and di
minished the power of the East The
destruction of stave labor will for years
increase the profits of agricultural pur
suits, until the accumulations of two hun
dred millions in gold annually will in a
decade restore to us the losses of the war.
If the balance of trade is in favor of the
South it will not be long before the bal
ance of power will be in the same hands.
We must show ourselves equal to the
times. Not by folding our hands, but by
taking hold and working with all our
might The political, organizations of
the past must be giyen up as Lor left the
.doomed cities, without looking behind.
In this great political dispensation of a
Confederate hero, with peace in his breast
marchi ng with the ateady step of diacip-
line, wiujoin hands and mck shields with
the true Federal soldiers, not as veterans;
not as men of wai>—but as citizens of a
great Republic. ^
Improve your looks with “Bmett’s.”
In tho year 1843, during the revolu-
l a Lieutenant in the Prus-
(who was a son a of Prussian
pensioned General of the
enamored of a girl whose
m (she was an actress) was
tth him that under the con-
rales governing the social rela-
that country, he could not mar
aud hope to retain his family and
ifanding. Impelled by his blind
tion, in an evil hour, he fled with
America. In New York he had
ity to fully realize tbe unhappy
—“ of his illict amour. Without
at friends, and without in
fluence he socn) learned that he had done
a rash and foolish, no t to say a wicked
act. He had ruined himself, and what
was atilt worse, had ruUeda trusting and
confiding girl whose passion for him was
such that she had been easfi? induced to
accompany him to America, where she
fondly hoped that there would bq no so
cial o* qLher obstacle to a marriage whioh
was next to impossible in her native laud.
But poverty among strangers and for
eigners soon brought them to trouble.
Starvation stared th«Qi in the face. • The
young nobleman also found that in *£.
dition to the displeasure of hi« family he
had incurred the severe penalty which
the military law of his Government i n .
flicts npon all soldiers “absent without
leave.” The offence in an officer, was
under the law, nothing less than " deser
tion,” and punishable by death.
Shortly after his arrival in New York
he learned from the German papers,
which soon followed by the mail, that he
hiul been promptly published by the
military authorities of Prussia as a desert
er and the severest penalties of the law
were held iu readiness to be vis ted upon
him should he return. Filled with
morse for the ruin he had brought upon
the girl, and seeing no prospect of her
escape from starvation should she remain
with him, he, by the aid of the Prussian
Consul, sent her back to her friends and
native land. He dared not accompany
her, but hoped in time and by influences
which he hoped to bring to bear
through his parents upon the military
E owers, to be permitted to return to his
ome, perhaps to his profession of arms.
Meanwhile banger compelled him to
look for the meaus of sustenance. By
some influence not known, in 1852 he was
led to Canada. There he applied for
employment on a railroad then iu course
of construction. The contractor to
whom he applied was a German, and a
man well known in this section as a rail
road builder. He was engaged, aud his
first labor os a railroad hand was shovel-
Thus the scion of a noble house and
the officer of high rank was reduced by
his own folly to the necessity of labor for
bread. But his appearance, conversa
tion and manners soon revealed to the
discerning that he had the breeding and
education of a gentleman. For a long
time he was silent as to his origin and
history, and studiously, even haughtily
he repelled every attempt to penetrate
the mystery which enveloped his career.
By degrees, however, he learned to trust
his employer, and after a long struggle
to preserve his secret, he finally revealed
his whole history. His youth and his
situation gained him sympathy. His
story was confided to a few wealthy Ger
mans of his acquaintance, and they in
curred the expense of sending a lawyer
as a confidential agent to Prussia, to see
his parents and his young brother, and
endeavor to secure their forgiveness for
his misconduct and their^influenco at
court to secure his pardon. His afflicted
parents were easily won over to give the
forgiveness lie craved and were willing
to promise to do all in their power to
avert the displeasure of the military au
thorities. Not so, however, with his
brother, now the heir of estate and title.
This brother was himself a military ofli
of high rank, an adjutant on the
staff of Prince Frederick Charles, and
had felt so keenly the disgrace brought
his name by the desertion of hi
brother that he was unwilling to cor
sent to his return, or to any steps by. the
family which would make it possible.
The father would do nothing against 'the
will of his son and heir, he to whom ti
tlo and estates wonld soon fall, must, iu
the father’s judgement, be left to decide
whether ho wonld incur the hazard of
restoring or attempting to restore a
brother who had lost caste. The nego
tiation, therefore, failed and the lawyer
returned. But the yearnings of a moth
er's love could not be so repressed. Heir
boy, whow she had dandled, and fon
dled and reared in luxury and refinement
was laboring for daily bread. Though
husband and son both refused to take
any steps, even by remittances, to aid
the prodigal, she through her own
brother, the uncle of tbe wanderer un
dertook to make quarterly remittances
whereby her boy would be relieved from
drudgery and toil. The failure, of the
tiation to secure his return td home
friends wrought strongly on the sen
sitive heart of the misguided youth.
His mother’s money saved him from
toil, but at the same time furnished him
with the means wherewith to pnrehase
the stupefying draught. Believed from
the necessity of labor, idleness left his
mind unoccupied except by his own
’ y thoughts. By nature of a frauk
ly disposition, he craved sympathy,
human sympathy. The intoxicating cup
bad not yet established entire mastery
over him. Hopeless now of any restora
tion to home and.friends, he turned to
seek such companions and sympathy as
a man in his circumstances Could secure.
Whilst employed as a railroad hand he
became somewhat acquainted with the
daughter of a respectable farmer, near
Simcoe, Upper Canada. Her womanly
sympathies were with the unhappy stran
ger. The upshot was love and iu a few
months marriage. This Was in 1853.
From thia time until 1804—eleven years
the writer of this knows nothing of his
Daring IS 61 be was first seen in Kala
mazoo by his old employer, the German
railroad contractor of Canada. Shortly
afterward hia brother died (he was kill
ed at the battle of Koeniggratz). but in
addition to the old difficulties, hit mar
riage increased the difficulties that bar
red hit return to Germany, and to
titles and estates of which lie was
the heir. He had gone from bod to
wore. For a partial livelihood for him
self and family, ho bad-turned a part of
bis military education—a part peculiar
to Prussian military discipline and. poli
cy—to account He was a veterinary
surgeon; The present war between
France and Germany caused him to feel,
more than ever, hia disgrace and-'tbe
•chances of honor ho had forfeited in the
service of liis country. . . .
On Saturday night, the 15tii of Octo
ber, in a fit oi intoxication he entered a
car, and lin the morning. Was
have adopted to an alarming extent the
practice of eating arsenic. The object,
as most people know, is to give whiteness
r.ad clearness to the complexion, and in
some ports of Continental Europe the
habit is very common. By gradual in
crease of the dose, one may take with im
punity, so far as immediate risk is con
cerned, enough arsenic to kill several
strong men not accustomed to its use.
The secret, however, is soon betrayed in
the countenances of the victims to the
practice. A deadly pallor settles upon
the face and lips, and an unnatural
brightness steals into the eye. It is said
too, that a person once firmly attached
to its nse finds it almost impossible to
give up the fatal practice. No doubt the
custom now so prevalent of dyeing the
hair to the various “blonde” shades is
responsible for the introduction of this
new and portions device. Pearl powder,
bismuth preparations af^ lead* and even
corrosive sublimate ,MB VlBTvV
we suppose, inadequate to make the skin
of most women, whose hair is naturally
dark, correspond with the yellow, rud
dy, and flaxen hues now thought so
beautiful. Bnt it may interest those who
are on the verge of falling a prey to this
pernicious habit, to know that the aver
age age of people who merely work with
arsenious acid, and do not voluntarily
“ke it into the system, is less than thir-
V c J® 818 - The experiments of Tich-
ucu sht, w that while arsenic for certain
peculiar diseases may be given in large
doses with comparative safety, it is in
general steadily injurious to the vital
functions, imcf ultimately destructive.
One ghastly ev ii incidental to its use can
by xio means %>o avoided. This is that
the habit, once thoroughly formed, can
' " v , relinquished at the expense of an
J or wasting aWy of all the physical
powers. Arsenic is it this respect worse
than opium or alcoholX if ladies must
wear golden hair, and araWnd to have
complexions to match, tb^y ought to
depend altogether on external cosmetics
always including those hygienic promo
ters of roses and lilies, fresh air a\j ex
ercise.—AT. Y. Times.
This is a trne histoiy of the singular
and sod career and tragus' death of him
irim m Proatria was called Baron Carl
Oscar Wilhelm von Hake, but in Kala
mazoo was known to many os Dr. Oscar
Von Hake, the veterinary surgeon,—
[Kalamazoo (Mick) Gazette/ -
3JDDEN AND MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE
of a Circus.
Robinson's Circus, which pel formed
here on election day, left that night for
the South, having been advertised to r.p-
pear at various times in Alabama, inclu
ding Elyton. Tbe following
concerning it appears in the
is stud that James Robinson’s Circns
collapsed nt Nashville the other day, and
failed to meet its appointment* made
ahead of that city.
The Chattanooga Times of Sunday,
has the following;
A large number of country people
were in the city yesterday, anxiously
waiting the arrival of James Robinson's
circus. It appears that James has suf
fered a collapse up about Nashville, and
could not meet bis arraugemtnts here
and elsewhere. Everybody seemed to
be disappointed at the non-appearance
of the champion rider, and we think he
would have met a warm reception in our
city. As yet, we have not learned the
full particulars, bnt it is attributed to
The Louisville Commercial furnishes
the following rather sensational explana
tion of the mystery.
Jim Bobin8ou, with his company, pass
ed throngh the city a few days ago for
Cincinnati, breaking up his southern ap
pointments. He was' led to toko this
coarse by a little incident which took
place at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In
the afternoon, a six foot chap, backed by
ten followers of similar calibre, went u]
to Robinson, who was keeping door, am
remarked, “We’re going in!”
•Tickets, gentlemen.” responded the
amiable bare-back rider.
“This is what we’re going in on,” re
sponded the six-footer, drawing a hugi
This sort of tender was exposed by his
amiable followers, and they, passed in,
much to the disgust of Robinson. They
kept quiet during the performance, thus
disappointing Robinson, who,- during
the evening had armed all his men.
The fate of. the unfortunate Colonel
Ames in Georgia, together with this
trifling incident, and a scarcity of mon
ey, was sufficient to cause Robinson to
break-his Southern engagements, and
retire to the north of the Ohio. The
revolver is a powerful means of helping
one along, cither on a highway or r~ -
Not having heard anything of this at
Murfreesboro, we are inclined to the
opinion that this is a weak invention
of the circus enterprise to explain a lit-
tle embarrassing shortness of currency
with-which to cany on the great moral
Stamp Duties.-—There seems to be
[>me misunderstanding among business
men generally os to the construction of
that port of the act of July 14, 1870,
which exempts “promissory notes for a
less sum than ona hundred dollars from
stamp duty. The law as it now stands,
divested of its verbiage, -js as follows:
The tax on checks, drafts or orders drawn
for anv sum whatever upon any bank or
trust company, and a like amount when
drawn “for any sum exceeding tea dollars
upon any other person or persons, com
panies or corporations.” Rills of Ex
change (inland), draft or order, for the
payment of any sum of money not ex
ceeding one hundred dollars, .otherwise
than at sight or on demand, or any
promissory note (for a less sum than one
hundred dollars), are exempted from
stamp on and alter the 1st of Ook 1870.
Evidences of debt such as ‘fL O, U,
$100,” “due you $100,” usually called
‘due bills,” or promissory notes to .“pay
afe sight,” are reliable (as in tho fiat para
graph above) to the two cent stamp duty.
A Suit for Damages. —A dispatch from
New York says:
“The druggist Helmbold has brnght
suit against the Herald for one hundred
thousand dollars’ damage for ridiculing
and abusing him in its columns, because
as be alleges, he had withdrawn his
advertisements from that paper. Helm-
bold publishes ii card, saying he has fre
quently sought to obtain satisfaction from
DISPATCHES FROM EUROPE COMPLICATED
AND EXCITING. .
ENGLAND GETTING HER BACK UP.
BCYIXG POWDER AND PROVISION.
EGYPT, SYRIA AND ROUMANIA.
BBEAD6TUFFS ADVANCING. ‘
KINO WHLIAM WANTS TO GO HOME AND CANT.
dispatches complicated and exciting.
England is resolved to stand firm to the
treaty engagements of 1856, and is mak
ing extensive preparations to enable her
to do so with effect. Gibraltar is being
re-provisioned, and the Government is
purchasing powder in large quantities to
be need in the event of a declaration of
ter. v 1
It is thought that Egypt, Syria and
Roumania would unite against Turkey
to save their own Independence in the
event of war. * -• r •
There is intense excitement in Lon
don, nnd breadstuff's are advancing rap
idly in price.
In France matters are assuming a bet
ter shape for the French.
The Germans around Paris are uneasy.
Moltke’s reported sickness is serious.—
King William wants to go to Berlin bnt
afraid to risk the journey without an
immense escort whioh cannot be spared.
The Duke of Aosta has been elected
^ing of Spain.
London, Nov. 19,—Queen Victoria, it
is said, disapproves of Earl Granville*!
has by reply to the Russian notice in re
gard to the treaty of 1856.
Russia denies offering neutrality, to
Prussia on oondition of setting aside the
above mentioned treaty.
The feeling in England is somewhat
more peaceful, but there is a strong un
der current of feeling in the matter, and
great olthongh quiet excitement exists.
Securities are lower and breadstuff's are
England, with the approval of the pro
visional government, has renewed her
proposals for on armistice between France
and Prussia, based upon a pecuniary
war compensation raiseing the frontier
fortresses, and the neutralization (sic) of
Alsace and Lorain, and the Great Fow-
to guarantee the fulfillment of these
conditions by any future French Govern-
•nt Also fof an' European Congress
assemble to settle all disputed ques
tions, and to deliberate npon the.Eastern
The American Government is suspect
ed of sympathy with Russia.
Minister Motley will, it i» understood,
remain some time in Europe, although
without official position.
Switches and iCHiaNosa.—The recent
revelations about “ jute”—tbe dark
fibrous b^rk, resembling hemp—where
with women endeavor cheaply to counter
feit thc luxuriant heads of hair dotted
them by nature—have been regurded, no
4onbt, .as merely sensational, or perhaps
the product of some misogynist imagina
tion, but the doubters jhavs no chance.
The distinguished little borer that fills
the fibre, of the ‘Jute’plant, whether used
massive chignons or long hunches are
causing a lively and by no means pleasant
excitement in. various quarters, finding
their way to the heads of their harborers,
they burrow until the scalp becomes raw,
and in many cases affect the whole nerv
ous system. : and craze tho brain. . The
only remedy wp know of is to abandon
the use of chignons and switches alto
gether, and, treat with “ Barrett’s Vegita-
Me Hah: Restorative,” a thorough appli
cation of which laocordiog to directions
will soon supply the deficiences ofnature
and give you njfne healthy• luxuriant head
of hair. Hie Ladies all prefer “Bar-
rett’s’ because it is much dearer and does
opt gum of maf the hair.
B&- A young man who speaks from
experience, gives vent to his feelings in
an original poem .Which commences thus-
ly: “ ’Tis sweet to court, but oh, how
bitter to court a gal, and then not get
her.” This is all we can stand to publish
at one time. - ; •' *
THE ALABAMA CLAIMS;
Washington, Nor. 12.—The govern-
ent authorities have information that a
plan is on foot among individual claim
ants for damages committed fay the rebel
privateer Alabama, to effect an organiza
tion this winter, and demand of the Presi
dent negotiations for au immediate set
tlement with the British government
The claimants assert that if, this Gov
ernment does not aooept their claims and
give them some ^security for their early
payment by issuing Alabama claim bonds,
bearing a reasonable interest until paid,
they will sell their claims to the British
Government itself, and thus dispose of
the great international question.
They claim the power to do this, but if
their right should be questioned then the
claims will be sold to a company of Eng
lish Capitalists, to be organized under
the authority of the British government^
will purchase all the claims coming into
their possession* v m .
This'movement -made by individual
claimants is likely togite » new phase to
the long pending controversy, and may
lead to advances byoar authorities fora
settlement 6t the question at oooe.
It is reported that certain persons who
are largely interested fn these chums here
have corresponded with the
English statesmen, and the latter report
ed that their ’government would gladly
buy up the^daims, either directly or
through third parties, and thus take the
question out of the control of the United
States authorities.—AT.: F. Posh
Machine Oil, at **-•*
Dr. Eldridge’s Drug Store.
two in the New York Assembly.
Connecticut had a law against the use
of tobacco, in 1664.
The woman of Marseilles, France want
to re-establish the gfcilotine.
Bishop Simpson has declared in favor
of woman suffrage.
The strength of the United States ar
my is 34,870. ***•
A son of Horn George H. Pendleton is
among the defenders of Paris.
The first contribution to the Richmond
Lee Monument was a gold dollar sent by
a little girl in New York.
The negroes down at Quitman are drill
ing everu night, in largq numbers, in the
manualpf arms. . / „.
The. Archbishop of Paris has given
permission to use horse flesh on fast
h service has i
seillea and left for tbe fiield.
The journals report 'the' Prussians to
have lost over10,000killed and wounded,
and 18,000 prisoners,'in battles around
Orleans. . »' - . • \
A laky in Oshkosh amused herself in
chnrch, on Sunday, by counting the dif
ferent styles of doing up - the pair,, and
found fifty one.
The sale of tho horses and moles ba
nging to the Circus of Col. Ames, isad-
erased to take place at Maoon, at tho
Fair Grounds, to-day, * (Saturday.)
Two negroes in Cnthberi had a butting
match the other day. After sixty or sev
enty rounds they became disgusted with
the monotony of one thing end quit.
Tbe Price of passage in a balloon out of
Paris is eight, hundred dollars, aud no
indemnity against accidents.
A Baptist Chnrch in New Orleans was
recently offered the benefit of a horse
race to cancel its debts*
The baboon factory at Paris now tarns
out one balloon a day. This is the way
Paris rises above her troubles.
An editor says; **The inarch of civili
zation is onward—onward—like the slow
but intrepid tread of a jackass towards a
peck of oats. • . t - . *
They say there’s a girl in San Jose,
California* poesesed of a devil. There
-re many girls about here who play the
-1 with “young affections.”
General Frank P. Blair was elected a
Democrrtic. member of the lower House
of the Missouri Legislature, at the elec
tion in that State on the 8th instant
Out in Minnesota, a lady named Had-
wig Kouschonroska has cheerfully chang
ed her name by marrying Mr. Hel Dam-
broger. But what profane people that
on’s parents must have been.
Bishop Beckwith, with his family, has
taken up his permanent residence in the
house lately occupied by Fracis Sorrell,
Esq., on Madison Square, in Savannah.
Thc Savannah News, has volumnious
election dispatches from k lorida, which
all tend one wav. The Democrats have
carried their ticket for Lieutenant Gov
ernor and Congressman, and claim a
majority of four in the Senate, and from
fivo to ten in tho House.
The World’s special from Tours says
thatjnumerousyeports reach there stating
that Trochu made a magnificent sortie on
the 15th, inflicting an immense Ion on
the Prussians, and establishing commu
nication with Gen.- D’AnreJle.
The Is to Gen. & E. Lee did not em
ploy a lawyer to write his will. The doc
ument is in his own handwriting, and was
executed as. long ago os 1846. It has
been admitted to probate, G., W. C. Lee
and Mrs. Lee are the executors.
Tlie vote of New York city was 86,561
for Hoffman, (Dem) and 34,472 for
Woodford, (Rad). For Mayor, Hall,
(Data.) bad 71,298, and Led with (sore
head and bolter) 46,217.
General Frank P. Blair was elect
ed Democratic member of the lower
House of the Missouri Legislature, at the
election in that State bn the 8th instant.
who had called in to see film, and whom I
alie was entertaining until tbe husband
could make hiswappeawacq. ^
A Herald telegram Nay* the inhabitants
of Paris, pressed by thapsngs of extreme
ihnuger,’ commenced so .slaughter and
eat the flesh pt tir* different , animals in
the Jardra dee Planteson the 7 th instant.
The meat rates high in the market.—
Yak sold at, thirty franca per pound.—
The monkeys are to be killed and eaten
goring the next ensuing wade. ; ■* *v ,
It is stated that a favorite method of
[offering and a&Mpting a bribe during thh
recent election was as follows :- Bribe to
voter ; “ITl beb you $10yon don’t vote
for—’’Voter to Briber: “I’ll bet you $10
I will.” Voter goes and votes for—”
wins the bet, and gels his money.—[Pro-
Senator Trumbull, of Illinois, in b re
cent speech in Chicago, earnestly advo
cated a law,to prepare the way for specie
yments. Ho thinks the time lias come
- require the banks to keep: in resenfc *.
against their currency all the coin re
ceived as interest on their bonds, until
they are ready to resume.
Hon. Jefferson Davis seems to have a
vein of humor left in him still. He re-
oentiy toasted Mr. Snthedin, the! Presi
dent pf tbe \ lrginia State. Fair, in this
’ “'"Ajor Sutherhn is a trne
best fellow I met in
Danville—except his wife.”
■ > :: .‘-.-Til >!. ■ 1 —r.
DESPERADO Caught.—Nashville Nov.
13.—Lewis Travis, colored, a fugitive
from justice, was arrested yesterday
charged with killing Major Lawrence,
Of Spanldiog county^ Georgia, and Dr.
Butler, wife and cbjjU(,. and three other
persons. . A large reward was offered for
him. H© resisted arrest, ind shot several
times at Policeman Stiles, ft
slight wound. Stiles- shot him through
| the neck. Ho will be taken to Georgia.
The negyo has sinoediedofhia Wound.
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