(The >UcjPuffie §mwl
H C. RONEY, 1 _... , _
W. D. SULLIVAN,)' Editors and Propnetors.
Wednesday August 28, 1872.
Mational Demooratto Ticket.
OF NEW YORK.
B. GRATZ BROWN,
Htatc Dtimoeriitic Tltiket.
HON JAMES M SMITH,
Nominiitiou ot Cnndidatosi to
tlxo OoinffroMMlonnl Conven
Hpeeeii of’ lion. «J. IF. .Mnt.li
esvM, of Loxlnffton,
In pursuance to a oall by the Chairman of the
Democratic Executive Committee of Die county, a
large number of the nomocracy aiwembled at the
court house, on friday last and on motion, Dr. W.
A. Dunn was called to the chair and H. C. Roney
requested to act as secretary. Judge Jas. B. Neal
Chairman of the Executive Committee, explained
the object of the meeting to be, to determine
whether or not tho county should have a nomina
tion for a Representative to the next Legislature,
and also to appoint delegates to the Congressional
Convention to meet in Augusta on the 12th prox.,
to nominate a candidate for Congress. Paul C.
Hudson, introduced the following resolutions
which were unanimously adopted :
Whereas, at a meeting of tho people hold the
first day of Juno last, a Democratic Executive
Commitoe oonaiding of five citizens, one from
each Militia District, was eloctod to act for tho
Democratic parly during the coming campaigns:
And Whereas, Haiti Executive Committee, by
virtne of authority in them veiled, has issued n
oall for a Convention of tho party, to be held in
Thomson, on the Tth day of September, for the
purpose of nominating a candidate for tho Legisla
And Whereas, There soems to exist through
out the oonnty general prejudice and opposition to
having any nomination, and especially strong op
position to the plan the Executive Committee havo
adopted for a Convention, viz. the plan of each
District sending delegates to the Convention ac
cording to tho number of doctors, (one dole
gate for every ten voters):
Therefore, bo it Resolved, That in ordor to
meet tho wishes of the great body of tho pooplo.
and for tho good and harmony of the party, es
sential at all times to it* suoosaa, tha JJ«w«oea*to
citizens of McDuffie, In general Convention now
assembled, do express their decided wish that, os
there is only oua party, and that the Democratic
party, and as the election must necessarily result
in the popular choice of a man in our own party
ranks at tho polls, in the coming oampaign, to linvo
no nomination, and to rest the whole matter ill the
hands of tho peoplo from tho county at Urge.
Resolved. That, the party will also nmko no
nominations in the coming contest for county offi
Resolved. That tho present Executive Com
mittee lie enlarged by adding one from each Dis
trict, and three from tho county at largo, to bo
elected by the Meeting now assembled, thereby in
oreasing the number to fifteen.
Resolved. That a committco of five bo appoint
ed by the Chairman to nominate suitable men to
fill tho Executive Committee.
Resolved. That a copy of those resolutions be
Rent to tho proprietors of the MoDutfie -foriiNet..
with a request to publish the same.
The members of the Democratic Executive
Committee of the County tendered their resigna
tion and the following Committee was appointed:
From County at largo—
Jas B. Neal, L. P. Murray, Josephus Hillman,
and Win Smith.
Thomson District—Jas L. Hardaway, and E. B.
Dealing Diet. Joel INeal, A. E. Sturgis.
Wrightsboro Dist, John H. Scott, Georgo T.
Mount Auburn Dist. Jas F. Montgomery, A.
Republican Dist. Dr W. A Dunn, E. A.
On motion of Capt Wm Johnston, the meeting
proceeded to tho election by ballot, for five dele
gates to represent the County in the Congressional
Jas U. Wilson, GW. Evans B. F. Ononl AE.
Sturgis, and W. 8. Smith were elected delegates—
There being no farther business, the meeting ad
Da W. A. Puss, Chairman.
H. C. Rokky, Secretary.
Pending the meeting Col J. D. Mathews, of
Lexington, Ga, a candidate for nomination to
Congress from this district, addressed the people
on the political issues of the day.
He opened his remarks by paying a beautiful
tribute to Georgia, that he loved her in tho future
as he had in the past- As to the present political
condition of the country, ho considered it not an
abandonment of principle, as some did to vote for
Mr Greeley but a mere question of polioy. and
that a difference of opinion did not necessitate a
change of principle. He urged tho strait out
democrat* to abandon prejudice, to join with their
friends in the overthrow of the Grant Dynasty—
and that they were not lieparting from Jeffersoni
an doctrine by casting their votes for Greeley. As
to Mr Greeley betraying the Democratic party, in
case of his election, he argued the improbability of
the same—by giving foraible illustrations to show
that such would not occur and contending in an
able manner that no President could conduct a
Government without a party.
Greeley he said, represented the Democratic
party, Grant the old corrupt wing of the Republi
cans, which party had by legislation reduoed our
States to bankruptcy and were endeavoring to de
stroy the Government Os our fathers. Mr Math
ews speech was well received and was warmly ap
plauded by our people. His reasons for support
ing Greeley were the lieet we have heard and were
no doubt instrumental in strengthening hie sup
port in our midst.
At the conclusion of hia speech Gen A. B.
Wright was loudly called for but declined speak,
ing, as he had on a former occasion appeared be
fore them and expressed his views on the po
Meeting at Aiiplln^.
On tbarsday morning last, Every horse, buggy,
carriage and portable vehicle in I hornaon, common
to the transportation of that specie of beings known
aa tile genus homo, were brought into requisi ion
and after being well packed, were soon rumbling
away towarda Appling, Columbia County, a dis
tance ot filteen miles from thin place. As it had
become generally known that the cavalry Company
of Columbia, had invited the Sabre Club of Augusta
and the McDuffie Hussars of this County to be pres
ent on that day ; that several speeches were to be
delivered on the occasion ; a barbecue in the and y and
a lively “hop" at night, we were not surprised on
arriving, to find a large crowd in attendance. Be
fore the exercises of the day commenced, the citizens
of the county rnet at the court house lor the purpose
of nominating a Representative to the Legislature, and
Comity officers, also the appointing of delegates to
the Congressional Convention of our distr ct, to be
held in Augusta on lilt 12th of September next.
Hon. Simeon Lampkin, the present Representa
tive from the County was renominated to the Legis
lature, and so far as we could learn, all of tho
incumbents of the varioua County officers, were
Mess. G. W. Gray, D. C. Moore, Jere Stni h and
J. Edgeworth Eve were appointed delegates to the
Convention. After the trans etion of business
the crowd a-sembled to tho beautiful grove near the
Academy wlicro seats were arranged (or their accom
Dr. 11. R. Casey, iii behalf of the Cavalry Compa
ny of Columbia, in a clinato manner, delivered the
weieoiniug address to the Sabre Club of Augusta
and McDuffie llus ars, which was re-ponded to by
Mr. Clark of the Sabre Club, and our townsman, J.
11. Casey, of the Hussars.
Mr J. II Carey's remarks aswejeXpected, woreelo
gant and suitable to the occasion, and brought from
the audience much applause.
Mr. W. D. Tutt, a promising young lawyer of
L ncoln County, was next lutroduosd|to the audience
and for thirty minutes administered Greeley iredi
oine in a bold and fearless style. He thought the
bnly sulvatlon ol llie South, was the election of
Groeley. His rebuke to the “strait oil's” was by no
moans mild, accusing them of Hying off at tangents
from not being able to form a coalition with the
“Liberals." They stood he said too much on party
principles, which he ignored at such times as t teso,
claiming that parties any way, always spring from
necessity. His speeoii was a good one and well
received. At the close of Ins remarks, dinner was
annouced and all were soon helping themselves to
refreshments and nice “cue." lu tho afternoon
Gen’l D. M. Dußoso, our present Representative in
Congress, by request, add eased the three Military
Companies in a speech of some length paying a
striking Eulogy to’such organizations, and illustra.
ting from the various Governments of tho world
necessity and power ; advocating that all were pow
rrless without their aid.
Gen'l A. R. Wright, of Augusta, the orator of the
day, being loudly called for, followed Mr. Dußose
in his usual able and logical style, in a discourse
upon tho political issues of the day. We regret, that
pace forbids, giving a synopsis of his address, but
sutfioe to say it was truly foroiblo uiul convincing.
HU remarks, olosing the O'ufeonS of the day, the au
dienoe repaired a short distance abovo the Court
house to witness a drill of the Columbia Company and
Sabre Club together with tournament exercises of
the Augusta boys. Tho day being far apetit the ex
ercises were however short. Owing to the want of
suitable ground and the training of horses the tilling
was not as good as would otherwise have been.
The ba’l came off in tho evening at the Academy,
bulbeiug uiiubb (o attend, we are unprepared to do
justice to the same in this notice.
We loam,however, that it was a success, and
that the young ladies uever appeared to more ad
The b -autiful and accomplished Mi»s F. C. was
orownod “Queen of Love," hercharming Sister M<as
L—, tho lovely Miss ll—and the fair and graceful
MissM. W. of our town, wore crowned “Maids of
Honor.” Thus the day passed.
All seemed to onjoy themselves. May the gener
ous hospitality of the Columbians loug bo remem
SlpDufllo to Have no Iloji
Tho laat news from the Capitol, brings tho intel
ligence, that the Legislature, after a loug session
has adjourned, without giving to tile four new
counties, McDuffie, Dodge, Douglas and Rook
dale, any representation in the Legislature. The
Constitution of Georgia declares that the House of
Representatives shall consist of One hundred and
Seventy five Representative, apportioned as fol
lows : from the largest Counties three Represents
tives each, the next largest , two, and the smallest one.
After the passage of these bills creating the now
counties, it became necessary, in order to give
them representation, that the Gen’l Assembly should
pass an npportionmont bill. Such a bid was in
troduced in the late Legislature, passed the Sen
ate, was transmitted to the House and aßowed to
receive no action by that body on the same, until a
few days prior to adjournment, when it was
called up and indefinitely postponed. This
being done, Mr Snead of Richmond, introduced a
resouiution in the House ;giving to Warren, Colum
bia and McDuffie four Representatives. The reso
lution being adopted went to the Senate, an
amendment was offered and it was indefinitely
postponed. The cause of the resolution being
postponed in the Senate, arose from the fact, that
it was unconstitutional, and that body properly re
fused to entertain it
Thus, four counties, recognized and taxed as
counties, are denied a voice in the Legislature.
We are not disposed to censure as wise a body
of men as composed onr Gen’l Assembly, but can
dor oonipells us to say that it is a seeming outrage,
and injustice, that people shotud be taxed without
representation. Much time was spent by the Leg
islature, at a great cost to the State, in introduc
ing and passing minor bills, such as inoorprating
towns and Companies, dog laws Ac. while the ap
portionment bill of far more importance, was laid
aside until the eve of adjournment and was indefi-
I nitaly postponed. From the card of Mr Hudson
in this issue, we are glad to know that Judge
Iteese, our present Senator, will favor us with a
communication in the next number of the Jouenai.,
explaining his action in reference to the bill.—
We censure no one in particular, as we do not yet
know where the blame lies, for the seeming negli
gence in failing to secure the passage of the bill,
bnt the people of the county demand explanation,
which we hope can be satisfactorily given.
a lie North Carolinu Frauds.
Raleigh, August 12.— The Conserv
atives are preparing for the celebration
of their victory, to come off on Friday
night- Up to this time thg S/ctetary
of State has only received the official
vote from twenty counties. It is still
though that Caldwell’s majority will
not exceed 1,000.
Evidences of fraud and intimidation
still continue to increase. In one pre
cinct in Brunswich eighty more votes
were cast than registered. In Harnett
township, New Hanover County, one
or two negro companies with arms
marched to the pi lls and were register
ed after sundown, and on the day of
election, the county having Radical
Connty commissioners. The votes of
these precincts were, of course, not
thrown out. There is no doubt of
frauds in Columbus and Bladen. They
are beleived to be general throughout
the whole Congressional District, and
in fact throughout the. Martin
County such illegal registration and
fraudulent voting took place as to ob
lige the Commissioners to cast out the
entire vote of one of the precincts.—
Jamesville township, in the same coun
ty, will doubtless be thrown out for
the same cause. In the City of
Italeigh, despite the well organized
system of watching the polls, inaugura
ted by George 11. Snow and the Wake
County Democratic executive Commit
tee, many illegal votes were cast, for
the most part by boys under age.
I collate much evidence that thus far
lias reached us. It may suffice to sai
nt present that there are four kinds of
influence that was frseley resorted to
by the Radicals and with disastrous ef
fect to as. First—The whisky and
und tobacco influence was tfAYTteH most
powerfully in the counties of Yadkin,
Surry, Stokes, Wil/ces, Ashe, and Ire
dull, and it is thought in the-e western
counties alone 3,000 votes wire gained
by this means for the Radictw ticket. —
Second—The Ku-Klux bug»ar—hold
ing the Force bill over the and
frightening them into to
Radical ascendancy. Thi^Eierrorism
was chiefly confined to of
Rutherford, Cleveland, Li ncoln,
Moore, ami Chatham. quite
3,000 votes were thus Third
—The importation of an
other greater means In
Warren, Caswell, and
Guilford this means very
eflective. Fourth lavish
and throughout the Fifth (Gen
eral Leach’s), and in Fourth
District, thousands of the
Radical ticket were tlms^^Hincd. —
When such vast otitis to he
contended against, in trutJßn have
done extraordinarily well. —New York
•A. IVo w Fleet ion Law.
The following bill, which was intro
duced into the Senate by ( Hou. Colum
bus Heard, of the 19th Senfterhd Dis
trict, has passed both house-., and lacks
only tho signature ot the Governor to
become a law. He will, no doubt ap
prove it to-day :
To be entitled, an Act to Regulate the
Time of Holding Elections in the
State of Georgia.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted, &c., That
all elections here after to be held in
said State, under the constitution and
laws thereof, except for members of
Congress, Presidential eleetors, and
county officers, shall bo held ou the first
Wednesday in October of thff particu
lar years in which, under the Constitu
tion, elections are required to be held,
at the places established by law,
and under the election jfcw of the
Sec. 2. That all elections for mem
bers of Congress shall be held on Tues
day after the first Monday ia November
of the year 1572, and on the same day
in every second year thereafter.
Sec. 3. That all elections for county
officers shall be held on the first Wed
nesday in January of the years in which,
under the Constitution and laws of said
State, elections should be held to fill
such offices, beginning on the first Wed
nesday in January, 1573.
llerschel V. Johnson. -—Governor
Johnson does not refuse to be made a
party to the bargain and sale at Balti
more, for neither he, nor any sensible
man, believes that any such bargaiuand
sale was made. As between Greeley
and Grant, our information "is that he
favors the former, and as a choice of
evils will give him his support. There
is no more prospect of his leading the
Republican ticket in the State than
there is that the editor of the Chronicle
will stick to the trutli during the cam
paign in his assertions about his po
j litic-al opponents,— Augusta Chronicle.
Thu AH»any Prisoners.
The telegram brings us the news
that the President is about to pardon
\out some eighteen of the unfortunate
men who were consigned to the cells
ol the Albany Penitentiary, by the
packed juries of Judge Bond’s Courts.
Whatever may be the influences which
ha*e brought about this tardy exhibi
tion of Executive clemency—justice is
the right word —or the motives of the
President, the announcement will carry
light and joy to hearts and homes made
desolate by an inhuman persecution
i which had dragged from those homes
the supporting arm of the father, and
the light giving presence of the son,
and left wife and mother and children
to meet the terrible conflict with sor
and waut, and the more dreadful con
consciousness that their loved ones
were pining in a distant felon’s cell.
The history of these Ku-Klux trials
is one of the dark pages of the long pe
riod of oppression and wrong to which
the people of the South have been sub
jected. Let us thank God that any in
fluence has been found strong enough
to relieve the utter blackness of the
closing pages of an act of humanity, or
justice, whatever term may be applied,
which redeems the character of our rul
ers from the charge of that ‘utter inhu
manity to man,’ which‘makes countless
The report of the official, specially
delegated to examine into the condition
of these unfortunates, represents that
they belong mainly to a class of men
poor and unlearned, who, united with
these associations designated as Ku-
Klux, under the assurance that they
were intended for self protection, but
that they were deceived, and found out,
too late, that they were political organ
izations intended to oppose and drive
out Republicans, &c. We who have
seen these men undergoing the ordeal
of the bitter and vindictive examination
by the attorney and Judge, and know
that many were induced to plead guilty
contrary to the advice of their coun
sel, by the deceptive assurance that
such a plea would mitigate their pun
ishment, are not surprised to hear these
confessions repeated as a ground for
the exercise of clemency toward them.
We cannot, however, repress the convic
tion, and we are pained to feel it, that
the whole report discloses a spirit other
than a purpose to havo mercy or do jus
tice. It looks rather like a determina
tion on the part of the reporter to fur
nish out of the mouths of these convicts
a plea in justification of the policy of
hate which has been pursued in their
prosecution to punishment.— South Car
Andrew JuUukoii on tl>«-
Ex-President Johnsou spoke, by invi
tation at Knoxville, Tenn., on the f Ith
inst., to a good crowd, two hours and a
quarter. He was introduced by Judge
T. A. R. Nelson, who introduced him us
the ‘People’s Man—plain Andy John
Mr. Johnson said he was no candi
date for any office. He said it was well,
in times of popular upheaval, to take
our bearings and see whither we are
drifting. In recurring to first principles,
he showed at length how the govern
ment has been drifting from Constitu
tional moorings, and had become the
plaything of an irresponsible Congress,
at the dictation of a usurping Execu
He reviewed Grant’s adminisiration
with severity, but with moderation,
and discussed official gift-taking and
bribery, citing the case of Sir John
Trevor, in England.
He favored one term and the election
of President by the direct vote of the
people. The re-election of Grant, he
said, would be a great national disaster.
He accepted Greeley on the principle of
universal pressure. Circumstances be
yond human control have limited the
choice to two men. Patriots connot
hesitate to choose Greeley.
It is no time to say this, or that, is or
is not my party; but let us all unite in
saying this is my country. The country
must have reconciliation, restoration of
civil rights to all citizens, confidence
between sections, and a "reform in the
civil service. He pleaded for a return
of the ancient reverence for the Con
stitution and official obligations. The
speech was well recieved and generally
Lease Controversy- Settled. —The
great controversy about the lease of the
State Road is now settled, and, as we
think, wisely settled. The Senate
voted to sustain the lease by 30 to 9,
and the House by 106 to 44—showing
a consolidated vote of 136 to 53—or S3
majority on joint ballot. Besides this,
several of the nine minority in the
Senate, who are set down as against the
lease, were in favor of the lease, and on
ly against the resolutions which passed
in respect to certain of their proposi
tions ; and a similar fact may be true
of the House.
We are heartily glad to be rid of this
controversy, and hope to remit it now
to those of our descendants who may
be alive eighteen years hence, to con
test the next lease, if one is ever made
—for be sure whatever base is effected,
there will be a heavy fight over it.
rpHE bu-iueaa heretofore conducted under the
_L name aud style of Adkios & Hegerman u this
day dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. Adkins is
authorized to sett’e the business of the firm This
August 3, 1872. Aug. 7d30
We are now prepared to Furnish
WOOD COFFINS, CASES
Os our own make, and from the best
manufacturers, of all grades and styles.
ff e have, also, Fisk’s Celebrated Me
talic Casesand Caskets, Me shall make
every effort to give satisfaction to our
patrons in this our new line of business.
We have experienced attendants, and
hope to merit the attention of the
Rodgers & DeGraaf,
141, 143 145 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
111, 143, 145 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
WE invite the attention of the pub
lic to our very complete stock of
F l If \ I T URE,
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. 7rn3
TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS!
ARE you out of employment ? We
w’ish the address of every man and
woman out of employment. B e have
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stamp) GEORGE J. JOHN’Si’ON,
P. O. Box ISO Montgomery, Ala.
rptlE exercise* ,if my Sch«,.l will he resumed ou
1 Moo lay, Aug. 12th 1872. Bovs mi,i girl.-, ~r ep
a red (or College.
For terms apply to THOS. M. S rEEI),
July ‘-Mtd Thomson, (sa.
1872. DRY GOODS- 1872
Khan, Landiiam & (jo,,
Are now receivings very large and attractive Stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER DRV GOODS.
Black Gross Grain Silks, from Sl,oo to SI.OO.
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 and Satin Striped French Organdies,
Colored Lawns, and all kinds Dress Goods, 124 cts. to sl,-50 per yd.
Lace Points, Lace Sacques, Summer Shawls and Scarfs,
Ladies’ Lawn Suits, $5 to S3O.
Lace Collars, Lace Sets, Dolly Varden Bows,
Embroiderigs in ’endless variety. &c., &r.
. r QM. f . Domestic Departments
Are full of all the popular branches, which will be sold at the very lowest prices.
Extra Inducements offered to Country Merchants.
• Very Respectfully,
npr»"i:i KE 1.1, UMHtt ll A ( O
fTf AKES Pleasure in informing her patrons and the Public Generally, that she
ML will have on Eh.bition, Wednesday, April 3d, a Magnificent Assortment of
p AT TJFUNT ZBOJXT xs .A. IST ID HAT3
Selected by herself in person from some of the leading Modistes in New York
city, 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 Sash Ribbons Scarfs, Ac.
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. 171 Broad Street, Augusta. Ga,
D. B. HADLEY.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Mouldings, Odd Size Sashes, Door
Frames, and all necessary trim
mings used in the
Erection of Buildings.
All patterns of
Also House Carpentering, Furni
ture Manufacturing, and Gene
ral Machine Repairing, done
at shortest notice.
IflT Prompt attention to house Paint
ing. Call on
D. B, HADLEY,
roay22tjanlS73 Saw Dust, Georgia.
sins. j. c. mini ums,
"■JT'AS just received a fine assortment
MLMk of Millinery goods, consisting, cj
Ladies Dress Hats, Dolly Varden Styles
Elegant Trimmings, and everything in
the line of a first class Millinery Store.
Call and examine.
lii 1 nomson Ge orgi a.
TjHE Store House and Lot occupied
by J. H. Montgomery, and also
one-half interest in the Store House oc
cupied hv Messrs. Morgan & Scott*
Purchasers desiring will be allowed
three payments on property. For fur
ther terms apply to
GERALD & DILLON,
n2lm3 Thomson Ga.
Robert R. Lew is,
Boot & Shoe Maker,
Heavy plantation work a specialty, at
the sign of the Big Boot, opposite the
Green way Hotel, Thomson, Ga.
July 3, inG
In Thomson, Georgia.
V DWELLING house and Lot couvenietly loca
ted to the business portion of town. The house
cotains six rooms, and every convenience to render
it comfortable. The lot is large, ha.* on it all nec
essary out buildings, and a good well of water. —
On the lot is also an excellent shire house, front
ing on Main street. The situation and conven
iences render it one of the must desirable lots in
Thomson. Possession of the store house given im
mediately, and posses don of the entire premises*
given January Ist. 1873.
Tor particulars and to purchase apply to.
july- *m2 Miss LIZZIE RICHARDS.