ifee jtfjkfluffit journal.
w. D. SULLIVAN,} ® JiWn ' •A' s Aropriettira.
Wednesday August 14, 1872.
HON JAMES M. SMITH,
Call for iv Convention.
A Convention will lie held at Thomson on the
first Saturday in September next, at 2 o’clock, P.
M., for the pnrpose of nominating a candidate to
reprenent this county in the next Legislature.
Each district is requested to send up delegates
to said Convention, one delogate for every ten vo
According to the Tax Books, Thomson District
will he entitled to thirty-seven delegates; Republi
can District, to thirteen ; Wrightsboro District, to
thirteen; earing district, to seventeen; and Mt.
Auburn district fifteen.
The members of the Executive Committee will
call meetings, each in his respective district, to
appoint delegates to represent such district in the
Connty Convention, and forward tho proceedings,
together with tho names of said delegates to the
Chairman "of the Executive Committee.
By order of Executive Committee of McDuffie
Jis. B. Near, Chairman.
J. F. Montgomery, A. E. Sturgis
J. H. Scott, M. C. Fulton.
The citizens of Thomson District will meot at
tho Court House, on the fourth Saturday in Au
gust, for the pnrposo of clocting delegates to tho
County Convention to tie held at Thomson on tho
first Saturday in September next, to nominate a
candidate for Representative of this county in tho
next Legislature, in accordance with tho coll of
the Executive Committee.
Jos. B. Nr.ai., M. E. 0.,
For Thomson Distriot.
Since the nomination of Mr. Greeley by tho Liber
al Republicans, we have opposed him with nllof our
Our tt aeons for so doing are familiar to our read
ers, as w e have oxpreased them time and again
through our oolumns. We have nothing to regret
qnurse, nor have we any more love for Mr.
Greeley now, than whoa his name was first proposed
for the Pres deucy.
.However, • inc« the National Demoeratio party
has narrowed the Presidential contest down betwoen
Greeley and Gnnt, wo have, as both candidates were
otmoxlm to us, been endeavoring le occupy noutrul
grounds, *>i't find tho policy a bad one, and entirely
contrary to ottr nature.
We must either adsoc .te Greeley or Grant.
The wisdom if the Domooratio party has doolatcd
for Greeley. Our own Stole has rrdopted It's policy
and every dsy we hear our frienils advocating his
We cannot go hack ou the judgement of our
frl»ads and the almost uiiited voieo oftho Demooraoy,
lienee after mature deliberation, we huv« concluded
.to yield our individual opinions to Urat'of our p-rty.
IVu are not in favor of Kdug tho recent
'lnstory af .South Carolina repeated in our loved
old State and her e tixeua driven from Ihoir Ironies In
-northern cells and dungeons. What better can be
expected by tiro re-eleolion of Grant?
Greeley in his formal letter of seoeptauco promis
es much to the Southern people—Grant and Iris par
ty promise the Sout h nothing and nre opposed to
“shaking hands eaross the bloody chasm.”
Ones mission is that of peace—tho other that of
oppression and usnrpmiou. llsnoo deeming neu
trality a dangstous pol cy, when tho interest of our
oountry into much at stake, we sir. 11 in future advo
cate luo nominee of our parly.
Contjrinsisioiiitl Disrtrlot Con
Wo observe that tho interior districts nre prepar-
hold thoir conventions for tho nominations of
Roprt'sontivus in Congress. Tho tirno of holding
tire election for mombers of Congress having beon
changed by tho lnw just passed by the Legislature,
to tho “first Tuesday after the first Monday in No
vember," it is proper that tho district conventions
should be held at an early day, in order that tho
nominees of tiro party may have timo to canvass
their districts before the day of election. It is also
desirable that the mombers of tho Legislature
should have art opportunity of participating in tho
district conventions. Wo would therefore suggest
that the convention of the first Congressional Dis
trict be colled to ensemble at Blaekshear, on Mon
day the 4th day of September. This would give
ample time for the holding of county meetings
throughout the District to select delegates, would
afford members of tho Legislature an opportunity
of attending tho Convention, and allow two
months for the canvass. • -Savannah Nows.
Wo think the suggestion of early calling Con
gressional Distriot Conventions a good one, and
would suggest to tho Exooutivo Committee that
the Convention of this District bo (railed to meet
ou Thursday, the 12th of September.
[From our special Correspondent.]
Commoneeinot Flxorolaoi* nt
tlio Univorwlty of* Gil.
Athens, Ga., Monday, August sth, 1872.
Monday night hero dawned dark and gloomily,
tho fair blushing face of tho morn which wits wont
to infuse romance and love into the hearts of all
was obscured by dark threatening clouds which
incessantly wept tears iu such bountiful proportion
that many a fair maid was denied tho pleasure of
exhibiting her charms to rut admiring audience. The
timehouored “Phi Kappa" society held their annual
celebration ou this evening and though tho inclem
ency of the weather prevented a large attendance
Brill those who were present wore amply rewarded
by a literary treat of no mean character. The or
ator of the evening Mr. A. E. Calhouu of Nowuan
Ga., delivered an excellent oration on the “Popu
lar idols of the day” showing an inclination of
popular sentiment to create idols out of wealth
and position. And though no longer did there
exist tire mighty Jove of high Olimpns still the in
satiable desire of wealth of this country was speed
ily constructing an idol whose worship would be
more dangerous than the mythical honors sward
ed tho deities of antiquity. On conclusion of Mi.
Calhoun’s speech Mr. Payne of Marietta Ga.
awarded medals to tho successful competitors of
the society. Tho first honor as best debater of
the society was presented to Mr. C Davis, of
Via., tire 2d best from the Junior class was pre
sented to James Whitfield of Ga., the third to C.
M. Beckwith of Va.. as second best from junior
class : and th fourth to F. W. White of Mias., as
the best from the Sophomore.
Thus terminated the exercise of a society whose
name is familiar over the entire state and whose
members are the brightest jewels that Georgia
The crowd of yesterday waa increased by dele
gations from every portion of “the empire state
of the South. ” Every county, and city had its
quota of beauty and when Georgia’s daughters are
assembled bow impossible is it to find words to
portray the loveliness of the scenery. To day was
appointed for the Alumni celebration and long be
fore the time of assembling the old University
chapel was beaming with the joyous eyes and
bright smiles of many a happy heart.
Beauty was not the only one in attendance but
intellect that prond noble master of all towered
far above the rest and shone forth from the coun
tenance of many an illustrious son of Georgia all
awaiting to hear the sentiments of one who for
merly was ranked as the most eloquent orators
of the State.
At half past—ten Col. Mitchell introduced to
the audience Hon. Robt. Toombs, and when
his intellectual countenance appeared he was
greeted with round after round of applause till
the very woods that encircled the place seemed to
reecho the joy of beholding a man so worthily re
nowned by fame. His subject was 4 ‘self govern
ment.” He began his oration by reading from a
manuscript but soon perceiving that his intellect
would not 1)6 coerced he gave up his manuscripts
and allowed his thoughts to transverse tho mighty
plains of his mind and to exhibit in brighter re-
lief his wondrous abilities.
At times when his feelings wore wrought up to
that pitch of excitement tho frequent bursts of
fiery oloquence clothed in such beauteous lan
guage were such as seldom heard.
Considering the Hpeech then as an extempora
neous effort it may lie classed as the finest of its
kind. And the University may yet point to her
Toombs as the grandest monument of what her
professors can perform.
Tuesday night had been allotted to tho Demos
theniau Society for their celebration and onoo
again tho chapel was crowdod to listen to an oration
from the chosen orator of that well known frater
nity. Tho speaker was W. B. Walkor of Atlanta
ho selected as his subjoct “Popular Education
and in a chaste beautiful manner ho showed the
sail necessity of public Education that was appa
rent over tho entire state. Atlanta may well feel
proud of her son ns in him sho possesses a man of
great ability and sparkling eloquence though quito
young he speaks with the grace oml fire of one of
more mature ago. Tho mcdalH of tho Society
were then presented ; to Mr. L. Phinizy of Ath
ens as the best debater a second one to Mr.
Charles Swift of Columbus, and a third to Mr.
Patterson as tho host sophomoroan debater. The
honors were conferred in quite a pleasing stylo by
Mr. Holtsclaw of Nowuan.
WEDNESDAY MORN —COMMENCEMENT DAY.
With to day’s oxercisos tho Univorsity of Geor
gia after having completed a most successful year
closed. To day sho sends forth her A. B’s and
her A. M’s to grace the fair namo of tho state aud
to do honor their venerated Alma Mater. All tho
interest of tho week seems to contor on this day
fond Mothers wait with eager expectations to
hear their Darling's voieo in their maiden effort
or to see them boar off the honors of thoir class.—
To day proved no exeept&m to the rule and whon
the hour for o«niiioncing had arrived avanr
seat and every spuf was occupied. • v
The stage too presented a noble spectacle ar
ranged in front was a corp of professors that
the state may well be proud of behind thorn and
on either sides could bo seen tho face of a Toombs
a Jonkins, a Wright, a Gordon, nnd a Hilliard,
viewing tho Exorcises of thoso who some day
would oocnpy the positions that their intellect and
enorgy would liestow upon them.
Tho fore part of the morn was consumed hy tiro
graduates of tho University and tho law school,
time and space would both bo wanting if we en
deavored to follow those gentlemen in their res.
poctivo orations suffice it to say that every one
exhibited deep thought and thorough know ledge
with thoir subjects from tho manner in which
they handled them.
Upon completion of the speeches tho beloved
old ehancellor awarded the degrees to thoso of tho
students who by thoir cnorgetio porsovorenco and
ability proved themselves worthy.
W’ith this, commencement of 1872 terminated
leaving such pleasant rominiseenoes that tho wall of
memory would over Riuilo when reminded of.
[Couuuun ica tod. ]
Messrs. Editors :
As it will not bo long before the
Democracy of McDuffie county will be
called upon to meet in convention and
determine who shall bo tbeir standard
bearer in the coming contest for Legis
lative Honors, would it not be well for
tho people to begin "to look, about
them,” for the purpose of finding the
man who will best represent the county
and who will devote most of his time
and energy to tho iuterest of his con
stituents ? While it is not always an
essential of a good Representative, that
lie should possess eloquence and oratori
cal powers to any great degree, it cer
tainly is best to send one who well in
formed in all of tho practical relations
of life, ono who combines ability in
ordinary business matters, with the
strictest personal integrity and honesty.
Such a man is A. E. Sturgis. No eulo
gy from me is necessary. The people
are as familiar with his merits as I am,
and I feel that the simple suggestion of
his name will be sufficient to guarantee
his nomination. Yours, &c.
[ Communicated. ]
As the time for choosing someone to
represeut McDuffie county in tho
Legislature is fast coming upon us, it
behooves us all to see to it that we have
a man who is one of the people, and if we
| mistake not the wish and earnest desire
of the people, it is that some plain, prao
j tical man bo selected to represent us iu
the next session of the
\W inderstatid that the
wLrdi to select a candid.tfrToWia
district of the county send
son ten delegates, and the " ~ 5
selected upon meeting aAm -j *
make the nomination. . Tbe*H
that could have been
jacked Convention uriless-|#t»' s r|B a
dozen aspirants, and each
ously at work to look j
pective interests, which \s notE&ase. j
If not laboring under a
think the people of our aj
man who is by no means an cß«|3ker,!
and in all cases the people
having their wishes outsidej
tions than they ever get in
especially when there is >
chance for a packed j
every person 100/r well to
interest, and try and send
tried man. Not tried in lepmHßbut j
tried in the scales of Truth Honefctf and j
Integrity. Look after a manowhpis a!
favorite of a few would b T I
And now, after writing thus ijudi, I
we would recommend to thetvotffis of
our county three names for o»r c&tsid-,
elation, to wit: Col. John lj. Wilson,
J. 11. Scott or 11. C. Roney, eitjer of
which will be at their post -of duty at
all times and under all circumstances 7
and neither of which would vjte for
making any law that would oppfissone
element of society to aid another.
The day for county c<JnY§tflftns has
about passed out of date, and', therefore,
toopposea convention is to suit the
views of a large majority j; and, no mat
ter whom the convention to meet
may nominate, there wfn tHFTq; .position.
Wo do not mean by this to stri/re at any
otic in particular; but we do say, that
no convention shall forco upon us any
person whether suitable to es or not.—
We prefer a man who, if necessary, can
frame a bill,, and if least de
fend it. Never select a roan who is
mixed up with Rail Road Oorporations
of any kind. If so you may regret it’
The War in Central America.—
Perhaps a war among the Central
American Republics is a trifle more im
portant than a revolution in any ono of
them. The war between j §*n Salvador
and Hortdjuras ftfis Hi f*ar«j
est that the
Omoa, a coast village of Honduras, and
seven persons were killed. Tlib battle
was the tragical prelude, hoWevef; to
a farce. The conquering Salvadorian
General —Mendnieta—seized the Vice
President of Honduras, who happened
to be at Omoa, compelled him to pro
claim him (Mendnieta) President of the
Republic, and was actually inaugura
ted. This may bo regarded as a good
joke ; but the real President is hurrying
tip with reirffbreements, invader
may be obliged to sty preciptately over
Hon. Wm. M. Reese. —Tho Elber
ton Gazette hoists the name of Wm. M.
Reese as its nomineo for Crongress,
without the knowledge, oi, that .gentle
man ; and it pays him some high com
pliments, richly deserved. Among all
tho able and useful members of the pres
ent General Assembly, none have taKen
a higher stand or done more service to
the State than Judge Reese. Holding
the responsible position of Chairman of
the Senate Judiciary Committee, his
labors have been important and labori
ous, and he has discharged them with
We cordially indorse the words of the
Gazette, that his district has no better
representative man than William M.
Reese. — Atlanta Constitution,
Social Ostracism.-— Some twenty or
thirty colored men left on yesterday
evening’s train "to attfsi ll !#-!- Radical
County Couvention to beheld to-day in
Clayton. Among the crowd were six
or eight ‘Greeley niggers,’ with whom
tho ‘Grant colored gentlemen’ would
not affiliate or recognize, and when the
‘Greeley niggers’ boarded the train and
entered the car in which the ‘Grant
colored gentlemen’ were seated, the lat
ter bounced out of their seats and went
into the smoking car, to avoid the pres
ence and offensive smell of then ‘d—n
Greeley niggers.’ It wus a bit of social
ostracism as rich as it was refreshing.
Never mind ! After the sth o! Novem
ber next the Radicals willt 10 have
the nerve to snub a dog.— Ej'aila Times,
Mitchell Ilart the millionaire pawn
broker of New York, died in that city
last Wednesday, worth a fortune of
56,000,000. For over thirty years he
had not been out of the city, and from
his boyhood lived in tho same dingy old
liousa on Chatham street where he died.
Among other property he and his
brother owned 22,000 out of the 40,000
shares of the Third Avenue street rail
■BVJ ’ill- 1 y of Dead-Hcads.
Wl’he Syracuse Courier of July 31st,
Biioilncing tha'arrivsl at Utica of the
Residential party by the devious way of
Re Erie, Delaware and Lackawana and ,
Kestern Railroads, accounts for iti
Bjf ; *v
Rlhe reason is a follows:' Grant was
the Erie. He has to 1
pay* fare over the Central and Hudson
finer Road, and Ulysses isn’t in the
'habit of paying anything when he can
It will be remembered that Grant at
tended the funeral of the late Gen,
Thomas at Troy, April 8, IS7O. He
returned to New York in a special car
via tfe Hudson River Railroad. Short
ly before the train arrived a Pough
keepsie, the conductor went into the
%ar for the purpose of collecting fare
from the President and party. He was
met at the door by the Dent, who gruff
ly asked him ‘what he wanted.’ The
conductor replied that he wanted the
fare of the party. Dent declared that
the President was insulted by such a
request, as he was not in the habit of
paying fares on railroads. He declared
that the President and party were in
sulted by the conductor, and that they
would not pay one cent. Then, replied
the conductor, I shall cut your car off
at Poughkeepsie and leave it on the
branch. Dent saw the conductor was
in earnest, and proposed to compromise
matters by telegraphing to Commodore
Vanderbilt. The conductor assented
to this proposition. In a few moments
the answer return, ‘Collect fare from
the whole party.’ Dent, paid, and
swore the President should never travel
a mile over the Hudson River and New
York Central. Shortly after this Bout
well ordered a tax of S 400,000 to be
collected fiom the Central. This was
simply a mean revenge. The money
has not yet been paid, and may never
The Supreme Court of Georgia has
made the following important decis
An owner of lanJ, who contracts
with a cropper that he shall furnish to
the cropper certain supplies with which
to ma/co the crop, and that the share pi
the cropper should not be moved frstn
the place until such advances aro pdidi
for, has a right to retain the crop untiU
said advances are paid, against thecSß
per and all purchasers from hdfl
• i.ortg iges, s ibv.pn-t.t to thcsgiH
The • of il.i.uiaJJßj
away the sen u;t o:4gj|
; ■ i■ Vjßfc: he
jAif&ct loss e t
qm)frts that Were made t>y men of lair
business capacity, out of the labor of
such a servant during the year for which
the enticed servant was hired.
The Woman’s Journal declares, that
at Cincinnati the Liberal Republicans
snubbed and insulted women. We do
not believe a word of it. That terrible
desperado, Col. Susan B. Anthony, was
there, armed to the teeth—for which
she paid fiftoen dollars the set—and if
any woman had been insulted there
would have been the crack of pistols
and the flow of blood. So says the
v ■■ >
Howe Sewing Machine.
f ■ !1E Celebrated Howe Sewing Ma-
JL chine on Exhibition and for sale
at my store.
Aug. 14ml A. J. ADKINS.
JUST arrived Forty Boxes Manufac
which will be sold as low for cash as
can be bought in Augusta.
The Merchants are respectfully invited
to call and examine our stock.
.A. Xj S O
Fine Wines, Brandies, Whiskies, Cigars,
Smoking Tobacco and Confection
eries constantly on hand.
GIBSON, LEWIS, &, CO.
McDuffie Sheriff’s Sales.
GEORGIA— McDuffie County.
WILL be sold before the Court
house door in Thomson, McDuffie
County, on the first Tuesday in Septem
ber next, within the legal hours of sale,
the following property, to wit:—
One tract of laud, in said County, on
the waters of Hart’s and Upton's Creeks,
containing Forty live Acres, more or
less adjoining lands of W- H. Murray
aud others, being a part of the land
purchased by David Seay from O. 11.
Walton, and was originally a portion
of the land belonging to the estate of
William Murray deceased. It is levied
on as the property of David Seay to
satisfy one Fi. Fa. issued from Superior
Court of Columbia County in favor of
WMaw H. Murray vs. David Seay.
Property pointed out by Plaintiff.
Sold subject to dower.
JOHN T. STOVALL, Sheriff.
THE business heretofore conducted under the
name and style of Adkins & H? german is this
day dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. Adkins is
authorized to settle the business of the firm. This
August 3, 1872. Aug. 7d30
We are now prepared to Furnish
WOOD COFFINS, CASES
CASIt E T S ,
Os our own make, and from the best
manufacturers, of all grades and styles.
We have, also, Fisk’s Celebrated Me
talic Cases and Caskets. We shall make
every effort to give satisfaction to our
patrons indthis our new line of business.
We have experienced attendants, and
hope to merit the attention of the
Rodgers & DeG-raaf,
141,143 145 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
RODGERS & DEGRAAF,
141,143,145 Broad Street, Augusta, GaJ
. — o 1
WE invite the attention of the piik,
lie to our very complete stock m
F U If N I T U R E ;*
which embraces all the articles usually
found in a first class establishment.
We have just received an assortment
Call and examine our stock and judge
our prices. August 7m3
TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS!
ARE you out of employment ? We
wish the address of every man and
woman out of employment, fFe hnve
work for them. Address (inclosinar
sLunp) GEORG EJ. JO HNS TON,
pjf.umu, Nil TIC (4
of my School will be resumed on
lay, Aug. 12th Bovs and girls nre-
HJcd for Collect.
V For terms apply to TflOS. M. STEED,
July 2413 * Thomson, (la.
Kean, JEjanbbam & Cos,,
Arc now receiving a very large and attractive Stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER DRV GOODS.
Black Gross Grain Silks, from $1,50 to $4.00.
Lyons Colored Gross Grain Silks, a beautiful line,
Striped and Plaid Silks, in all colors,
Japanese Silks, Japanese Cloths, Challies,
Mozambiqes, Lenos, Iron Grenadines,
Plain, Black nnd Satin Striped Frencli Organdies,
Colored Lawns, and all kinds Dress Goods, 124 cts. to $1,50 per yd.
Lace Points, Lace Sacques, Summer Shawls and Scarfs,
Ladies’ Lawn Suits, $5 to S3O.
L»ce Collars, Lace Sets, Dolly Varden Bows,
Embroideriga in 'endless variety, &c., &c.
,~Q f Domestic Departments
Are lull ot all the popular branches, which will be sold at the very lowest prices.
Extra Inducements offered to Country Merchants.
nprSm.l KE V\. I.IIUIMH X CO.
TIAKES Pleasure in informing her patrons and the Public Generally, that she
will have on Lbibition, Wednesday, April 3d, a Magnificent Assortment ot
PATTERN 230UTINLETS HAT3
Selected by herself in person from some of the leading Modistes in New York
effy, and well worth the inspection of every one wanting a Sping Bonnet or
Real and Imitation Hair Goods A Speciality.
I have in Store, and will constantly recieving, a full line of this kind of
Goods, and intend, in the future, to make this branch of my business a Speciality.
Goods in this line ordered when desired, and guaranteed to give satisfaction, as
regards quantity and quality in every instance.
A small assortment of fine and medium quality of
Ladies’ Dress Cap*, Sash Ribbons Scarfs, &c.
We are still keeping a full assortment of Parasols and Umbrellas, and res
pectfully call the attention of all wanting a fine and stylish Parasol or Umbrella
to call and examine our stock before making selections eleswhere, as we offer
superior inducements as regards Style, Quality and Workmanship, We still
keep the Shop for Repairing and Making Umbrellas and Parasols, and would be
pleased to see all our old customers, and as many new ones as will favor us with
April 3m2 No. 174 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Mouldings, Odd Size Sashes, Door
Frames, and all necessary trim
mings used in the
Erection of* Buildings,
All patterns of
jPfCKMT KSjr C IMG*
Also House Carpentering, Furni
ture Manufacturing, and Gene
ral Machine Repairing, done
at shortest notice.
Prompt attention to house Paint
ing. Call on
D. B. HADLEY,
may22tjanlS73 Saw Dust, Georgia.
MRS J c 7 richardsT
HAS just received a fine assortment
of Millinery goods, consisting, of
Ladies Dress Hats, Dolly Varden Styles
Elegant Trimmings, and everything in
the line of a first class Millinery Store.
Call and examine.
p Won Sdt&Ml
p[n Thomson Georgia,
TjHE Store House and Lot occupied
by J. H. Montgomery, and also
one-hall interest in the Store House oc
cupied by Messrs. Morgan & Scott'
Purchasers desiring will be allowed
three payments on property. For fur
ther terms apply to
n2lm3 Thomson Ga.
Robert R. Lewis,
Boot & Shoe Maker,
Heavy plantation work a specialty, at
the sign of the Big Boot, opposite the
Greenway Hotel, Thomson, Ga.
July 3, m 6
In Thomson, Georgia.
A DWELLING house and Lot convenietly loca
ted to the business portion of town. The house
cotains six rooms, and every convenience to render
it comfortable. The lot is large, has on it all nec
essary out buildings, and a good well of water. —
On the lot is also an excellent store house, front
ing on Main street. The situation and conven
iences render it one of the most desirable lots in
Thomson. Possession of the store house given im
mediately, and possession of the entire premises
given January Ist, 1873.
For particulars and to purchase apply to.
july24m2 Miss LIZZIE RICHARDS.