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MACON, TUESI&Y. OCTOBER T, 1879.
Volume LIT—NO 37
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Atlanta, (September 29,1879.
met pursuant to adjournment, and was
called to order by the President.
Prayer by Rev. J. P. Duncan, Chap
Tbo roll was called and a quorum found
Journal read and approved.
A resolution to allow Peterson Thweatt
to sue tba State was read.
Mr. Harrison moved to lay the reso
lution on the table, and at the same time
called tor the yeas and nays. The call
was sustained and the following was the
result ot the vote: yeas, 11, nays, SO; 60
the motion to lay on the table did not
high court or impeachment.
At ten o’olock Justioe Warner oalled
the Co art to order. Tim initiate- ot Sat
urday were read and approved.
Mr. Dabose arged the evidence of John
W. M irphy admissible.
Mr. Speer did not want to enoamber
tbo evidence with illegal evidence. He
was opposed to a violation of the rales of
evidence. He did not think a precedent
had been made in the Goldsmith trial for
tho admission of illegal evidenoe. There
is not the remotest obance for this respon
dent being injured by being compelled to
comply with these rules.
President Lester—The naked question
is whether this evidenoe ia competent,
He offered a resolution that the evidenoe
of Jndge John L Hall be heard, bat that
the question of its oompetenoy had not
Mr. Lumpkin rose to suggest that it
would meet with the views of all the Sena
tors to adopt tbo resolution offered by
Manager Cox eeld that the managers
did not offer any evidence in favor of the
defendant, and if tna oonnsel so under
stood be on tbe part of tbo managers
bogged leave to withdraw it.
Mr. Oabanias, for one, was mistaken
in bis conception of tho agreement en
tered into by tbo managers. He under
stood all tho testimony to be offered, ex
cept tbe testimony or statement of John
Oniet Jastice—Tho question to bo de
termined by the oourt is tbe resolution of
fered by the Senator from tbe First. The
clerk will read the resolution.
Tno resolution was toad.
Cbief Jnstice Warner—Senators, all of
you who aro in favor of this resolution
will, oa yonr nameos are otiled, voto yet;
those of a contrary opinion, no.
Toe roll was called and tho result of
tho vote was—yeas 41, nays 1. So the
resolution was agreed to.
Judgo John I. Hall then took tho
Jndge Hall remembered that at the
middle of September, be offered a resolu
tion to prevent the Treasurer from re
ceiving money as Interest from banks,
and was approached by the Treasurer,
who asked him why bo wanted to
“thumbscrew" tho Treasurer, when bis
salary was so email and bio duties so on-
eron?. This was tbe conversation a3
near ss possible. I told him that the
bill was simply to carry out the Consti
tution, I had no idea of ever being
called upon to give a history of tbe
conversation, and did not particularly
ebargo my mind with it.
Manager Cox—Jndge Hall, you say
that when yon told Mr. Rsnfroe the bill
was to carry out tho Constitution, be re
plied, “Well, if that's eo, I have nothing
Judgo Hall—Those were his words.
Senator Stevens—When yon offered
the bill in tbe House did you know of
Treasurer Bcnfroe having received money
os interest on the State’s deposit.
Judge Hall—I did ’•-t.
Senator Preston—.. . ’’'iasurcr Ben-
froo say that ho w. • rant of these
provisions of tho oon.- - a ?
Judge Hall—I dt ... .. member that
No more question. ..u asked Judge
Counselor Jackson * i a report of
the former Treasure.
Manager Cox objec . . j -ho report S3
Tno objection was t- -<1.
Counselor Jackson offered the
ropoits of the Treasu. le on Jana
ary l, 1877, January i .j.j. October 1,
1878 and Jnly 1,1879
Senator Russell off...* an order that
no other parts of the reports be used, as
the coansel of tbe defendant may point
oat as relevant
Tho order was adopted.
Counselor Jackson read a letter from a
New Yoik bank announcing its willing
ness to act as fiscal agent of the State,
making no obarge fox oonponB on bonds.
Mr. Jackson then read a letter from
Treasurer Renfros to the Fourth Nation
al Bank, notifying its discontinuance as
fiscal agent, and annonnoing the selec
tion ot tho National Park Bank as suoh
Senator DuBose was sworn and intro
duced by Counselor Jackson < Was on a
joint committee looking over the report
of the Treasurer at the beginning of the
present session, and the committee con
ceded everything to be all right.
Counselor Jackson—Yon found all the
vonchers, eta, all fight 7
Senator DuBose—We did.
In reply to questions by Mansger Cox,
the Senator testified that tho Treasurer
had not stated that he had received large
sains of money ub interest on deposits.
Senator Candler was sworn and testi
fied that be was on tbe eame oommittee,
and gave evidenoe similar to that of Sena
Counselor Jackson—We offer as testi
mony iba evidence given by the respond
ent before the investigating committoe as
per agreement with tbe managers.
Mansger Cox—We have no objections
to receiving it as tho statement of the
Counselor Jackson—We then offer it
as a statement, of oonree reserving the
right to snbmit an additional statement.
We close for the present.
Chief Justice Warner—Have the man
gers any testimony tn rebuttal?
Manager Cox asked that a witness, Mr.
Moss, be allowed to make an explana
Tnis was allowed, and Mr. Moss ex
plained part of hie evidence relating to
who was ‘present in the Treasurer's office
daring certain cocnrronces mentioned by
Manager Cox wished to introduce the
jonrnai ot tho House in relation to the
date of the introduction ot the bill re
ferred to in the testimony of Jndge Hall.
Mr. JohnH. James was sworn and tes
tified that he was a member of the Gen
eral Assembly oreating the bonds of tbe
Macon and Brunswick road. Ho ex
plained the matter of the bonds. Had
never heard of the reception by tho de«
feedant of interest on deposits.
Governor A. H. Colquitt was sworn
and testified as to being present at a delib
eration concerning the signing of the
Northeastern bonds. There were present
Messrs. Cobb, Erwin, Childs, Moss,
Avery end Warien. Neither Mr. Rsu-
froe ter his clerk, Mr. Murphy, were
By Manager Cox—Has tbe Treasurer,
in his quarterly reports, made any state
ment in regard to his reosipts of inter
Governor Colquitt—His reports limply
alluded to reoeipts and expenditures.
Mansger Cox—Was there ever any in
formation given to yon of Hr. Benfroe’s
having received moftejr for sfgning cou
pons? * -
The oonrt then adjourned until 8:30
The Senate then resumed its session
for legislative purposes.
The Senate then resumed the conside
ration of a resolution to allow Peterson
Thweatt to sue the State.
Upon the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Harrison oalled for the yeas and
naya and the call was sustained, The
vote was: yeas 29, nays 13.
Hr. Holoombe gave notice that ho
would move a reconsideration of the res
Pending argument of Senator Bussell,
the Senate adjourned.
Atlanta, September 29.
met pursuant to adjournment, and was
called to order by the Speaker
Prayer by Mr. Hanks, of the House.
The roll was called and a quorum
found present. *
The journal of Saturday'was read and
THE SPECIAL OBESn
was the consideration of a bill to fix the
rata of. interest by Mr. Aw.ry.
Mr. Miller offered an amendment to
stride ont the fourth section.
Mr. Phillips, of Cobbs called tho yea3
and nays, and they were ordered.
Mr. Huffman offered an amendment to
the fonrtn section.
Mr. Miller, of Houston, spoke with his
nsual force against tho bill, and argued
that it would be inoperative.
Mr. Miller again argned against the
The amendment offered by Mr. Miller
On the passage of the bill the yeas
were 75 and the nays 37. Se the bill fail
ing of a constitutional majority wm lost.
The Enrolling and Corporation Com
mittees made reports, whioh wore read.
Mr. King, for Mr. Smith of Oglethorpe,
offered a resolution to print 1,000 copies
of the report of the committee appoint
ed to investigate the Department of Ag
Mr. Awtry moved to strike ont 1,000
and insert 300.
Mr. Mathews said ho saw no use of
printing 1,000 copies unless the report
was to be used as a campaign document.
Mr. King said that remark implied a
serious redaction on the committee,
which ho hoped Mr. Mathews did not in
Mr. Mathews said it merely seomed
to him tnat it was intended to uso the
report as a campaign dooument. It
might strike otbors differently.
Mr. Livingston said'he had corns in at
tho request of the committee to ask that
tne House print 1,009 copies for a good
reason which he did not mention.
Mr. Awtry'a amendment was lost.
Havana, September 27.—Nugir—Tno
market during the week has ruled steady
and very quiet, but a bettor feeling pre
vailed at tne eud of the week, closing
active—Nos. 10 to 12 Ds 6} to 74 reals,
eold, per arrobe. Stock in warehouses at
Havana and Matanzaa 54,400 boxed, 62,-
500 bags and 3,800 hogsheads. Exports
daring tha creak. 1,600 boxoa and 3 600
hogsheads, of 300 boxes and all or the
hogsheads went to the United States.
Cbableston, S. O., September 23.—
Toe decision of tbe Supreme Cocrt of
Sontb Carolina in the State bond oases,
involving the validity of the ooneolida
tion of me bonded debt of the State,
plead last evening in Columb:o.)be
oourt decided that all the b0uds are
under the net entitled “an ant to/ m “
the volnme of public debt and 1 eon
for the payment of the eame,” '3 0l ~
obligations, of tbe State ot South "U.
hnu, except as follows: “Such as were'
issued in exohange for bonds Issued on-,
der the act entitled “an act to anthoiiz6
a loan for the relief of the treasury,’’ or
for coupons of such bonds—such as were
issued in exchange for the second issue of
bonds under the aot entitled “an act to
antnorize a State loan to pay Interest on
the public debt,” or tho ooupaas Of such
bonds—such us were issued in exohange
for those conversion bonds which were is
sued in exohange for other of tho two
olaeses of bonds last mentioned, viz: ail
bonds for the relief of the treasury, and
the aeoond issue of bonds to pay interest
on the public debt, or in exohange for
coupons of suoh conversion bonds.
It any consolidation bonds rest wholly
upon any of these objectionable classes of
ot bonds or coupons just mentioned, then
tney are wholly void; but if they rest
only in part upon &uoh objectionable
bonds or coupons, then they are only
void to the extent on which they do
rest upon such objectionable bonds or
coupons, and for tne balance aro valid
objections of the State. That the burden
of proof is npon the Slate to show that
any particular bond which may be
brought into question, does rest, either
in whole or in part, upon such objec
tionable bonds or coupons, and it in
part only, then tho State must show what
part is eo affected.
The judgment of the Coutt of Claims
is set aside, and tbo cates are remanded
to that Court for each further proceedings
as may be necessary under tho principles
The opinion of the Court wa3 delivered
by Associate Jastice Mclver. Chief Jus
tice Millard concurs, and Associate Jus
tine Haskell concurs.
Memphis, Sept. 28.—Thirteen new
cases, three white and ten colored to-day.
Among tne number woro John A. Stc-
nelte, George Glass and Mollis McDon
ald. Six interments reported by tho an-.
dertakers, viz: Allred B. Watkins, Geo.
Jorme, Richard J. Lawrenoe, Thomas A.
Dobbes, Jerome E, Vallardstand and
Holly Rogers—the last named colored.
Ic addition to the now cases reported,
the following wero supplied with nurses
to-daj: Mrs. Lizzie Ryndo9, Isaac Li-
crox, Lizzie Cash and Adolph Booldale.
To-day at noon Alfred Watkins was
buried with military honors by tho Por
ter Reserves, of which company he was a
member. Tne weather is clear and
Simla, September 23.— The Viceroy
sent the following despatch to London
to-day: *‘General Bailer received a let
ter from the Afghan Commander-in-chief
yesterday at Mushi, asking whothor ho
would receive him and .tne Ameer’s heir
apparent in camp. The^Goneral an
swered in the affirmative, saying he would
meet the Ameer one mile from the camp.’’
Cabal ia in a state of anareby. The
gates c£ tha city era closed. A number
of Gha!zai3 are oil the' Ameer’a side.
General Roberts reached Bnshi to-day.
Uadeid, September 28.—The Corves
pondencia says it is probable that Sonor
Camora3 del Cortillo will resume tho
Presidency o* tho Ministry before tho
ro-opening of tbo Cortez.
Paw?, September 23.—Tho Repiiblique
Franeaise publishes the following under
reserve: “Lird Salisbury, during his
recent interview with M. Waddiugton,
assured him that England would endeav
or to obtain the unconditional cession of
Janina and Greece.”
New York, Sspt. 23.—The first race
for the O’Leary belt representing six
days pedestrian championship of Ameri
ca, and $8,160 in cash prizes wilt com
mence at Madison Square Garden Oc
tober 6cb. One hundred and seven men
have paid ten dollars preliminary fee
and fifty-three made good the remaining
ninety dollars. Twenty-five contestants
and five substitutes have havo been se
lected ia aooordaaoa with the roles of
the belt. * ‘
Doves, N. H-, Sap;. 23.—A fire broke
oat this morning in Tabor’s blcok and
spread to several large wooden buildings
in the vicinity—nearly all being destroy
ed. The loss is $23,000,
New York, Bepfc. 23—Bark Emma
Partridge, from Liverpool, Jaly 25th, for
Matanzas, struck the reefs near Turks
Island, September 9ta, aad foundered.
XUO «w^(ain arA CrOO •■'so corf in bOfttS
and were pioked np by Brig Tubal Cam,
which arrived here to-day.
A special from White Sulphur Springs,
West Virginia, says Frederick Harvey,
residing on Mary creek, killed his step
daughter a few days ago, cutting and
stabbing her in the neck and head in a
most horrible manner. The girl fought
desperately, and succeeded in freeing
herself trom her assailant after being
nearly hacked to pieces. Harvey then
cut his throat from ear to ear and died
instantly. The woman will hardly re
San Francisco, September 23.—After
the conclusion of the performances
at tbe (Jatifornia Theatre last
night, General Grant drove to the
Pavillion, where a oamp of soldiers, Un
ion and Confederate, was in progress.
Notwithstanding the huge proportions
ot tbe Pavillion, every inch of -tending
room was occapied, and thousands were
outside, unable to gain an entrance.
General Grant was greeted with a tre
mendous round of applause, and respond
ed to tne address of welcome with a few
words characteristic of cuoh an occasion.
Jollity was resumed, and wa3 continued
to a late hour.
New York, September 28.—Peirce &
Evans, cotton brokers. No. 118 Pearl
sireot, have suspended. Their liabilities
are about $14,000. Tne firm state that
tney expect to resume business next
Norfolk, Ya., Sept 28.—Schooner
Wm. Conners, Capt. Morrisay, fifteen
days from Port Desair, Hayti, fox New
York with a cargo of logwood, vut in tbis
morning in dutiees and is no-. * ‘J quar
antine. All of tho crew, except tbe
captain and one colored man, are sick
with malignant form of fever. The mate
Tnompjon, died shortly after tbe vessel
cast anchor, and one or two others may
die. Proper food and medical attention
have been furnished. Dr. Nash, health
officer, eaya he is not positive that it is
yellow fever, as tne patients have not de
veloped some of tho most striking symp
toms of the disease.
Galveston, September 28.—A News’
special from Palestine says Jame3 Gut-
senburg, lately acquitted of tho obarge
of murdering Dr. Grayson and wife in
1878, was shot and killed yesterday by
C. C Rogers, oity marsn&l, who was a
witness for tbe State a: Gnisenburg’s
trial. Gnisenbnrg bad threatened Rog
Berlin, Txx., September 28.—A fire
yesterday destroyed five of tbo largest
stores in the centre of tho town. Tea
oiiiere were palled down to stop the
spread of tbe flames. Tha loss is abont
London, September 29.—Notice of a
ten per cent, redaction ia wages was
posted on Saturday at nearly all the
eartaenwaro and china manufactories la
Staffordshire. The men determined to
resist the redaction, which will affect
London, September 29.—A dispatoh
trom Paris to tne Times says a oomcuiitee
of the Ronen cotton factory overseers
have addressed a letter to tho President
or the tariff committee urging him to ex
pedite the ooiumittee’s labors. They
etate that not one-quarter of their pro
duction finds a market, and stock is in
creasing alarmingly. Prices are eo low
that wages have fallen twenty per esut.
Unless tbere is some ohange conn Indus
try will como to a oompiete stand-still.
It is expected that the cotton opera*
lives at Wigaa, who nave stood out
againnt a five per cent, reduction of
wages, will resame work in a few days.
A meeting of eighty-four representatives
of the Oldham cotton operatives resolved
to ask the masters to reoonslder their
notice of a five per cent. redaction.
London, Sept. 29.—Tho mass meeting
to denounce the incapacity of the
government and to demand an appeal to
the country, was a failure.
AtFordham there aro moderate stocks
of yearlings and old hops on the hands of
brewers, and considerable is coming from
America and the Continent, probably.
A single scull race between John Hig
gins, ot Shadwell, and R. W. Boyd, of
Middleboro, for 400 pounds, came off to
day over the Thames champion ship
osurae, from Patney Aqueduct to the
ship at Moztlake. It was easily won by
New Yobk, Sept. 29.—There is consid
erable exouemout among the Roman
Catholics of Jersey City on acoount of the
oonduotof Rev. Father Hennoseey, of St.
Patrick’s Cathedra), in oioslng the doors
to a funeral party, becanae they violated
the order of the Bishop whioh prohibits
the use of more than twelve carriages.
Yesterday the body of Bridget O’Rourke
was brought to the door of the cathedral
with a following of forty carriages. Rev.
Father Henneisy positively ratnsed to ad
mit it, saying be must obey the Bishop’s
ordsr, whether the priests did or not.
A compromise was effected by sending
away thirty carriages, but after the cere
monies in the churoh the carriages re
joined the procession.
Father Hennessey, from the pulpit
last evening, referring to tbo matter,
said those pretentious fanerals aro for
show only. In most cases the long line
of carriages are not pud for, and, even
when they are paid for the expenso often
takes bread and bntter out ot hungry
Memphis, Bept. 29.—Tne development
of several C3*es of yellow fever in tho
country adjacent, all or whioh were traced
to infection from Memphis, has caused
the rules and regulations governing the
quarantine to be drawn tighter. Here
after so one will bs permitted to enter
or leave the oity at any hour or the day
without a special permit from the Super
intendent of quarantine. One new oase
was reported this morning—Lizzie Cash.
Tne weather is clear and warm,
London, September 20.—A dispatch to
the limes irqm Simla b»je: “Thera ia a
very general distrust of the conduct of
the Ameer daring the Oabul outbreak,
but as he ha9 now come to our camp he
has given material guarantee for his fu
ture gosd behavior. Tho gates of Cabal
ore closed, apparently with the vague
idea that tho British are closo at hand.”
Tha Urns*, in a leading artiole, points
to the faot that Daoad Shah being
alive and in the British camp, confirms
the suspicion of the Ameer's insincerity,
os he, in a dupatoh to the Indian Gov
ernment at the time of the outbreak sta
ted that Daoud hid been killed while en
deavoring to qniet the rebels. £
London, September 20.—The Pall Mall
Gazette nays serious trouble ia brewing in
Ireland in conBequenoe of anti-rent and
The betting was three to one on Boyd
at the commencement of the race. He
won by four lengths with ease. Time
24 minutes and 6 seconds.
Sir Fxanois Wyots Truscott has been
elected Lard Mayor of London.
PARIS, September 29.—Paul Adalbert
Talleyrand, » grand nephew of tbe great
Talleyrand, is dead, aged 68 years.
Fall Eiveb, September 20.—The
working spinners of Sagamore mitt, being
informed that they would bo required to
board, whioh is equal to a redaotion of
wages, struok to-day.
Memphis, September 29.—Four more
cases were reported to-day: A. T. Bell,
Miss Era Murray, James Hall, Florence
Taylor. The two las; named are colored.
Miss Murry is the daughter of Alexapder
Mucrny. she is now convalescent* ner
name having i»w withheld from pre
vious publication for the private reasons
of her phyaioian. One death has oc
curred, Frank Goldcamp. Mrs. Prac-
tidge is better. Mr3. Alice Rettwell,
woo had the black vomit for forty-eight
hours, is convalescing. Mrs. D. F.
Jackson is able to ba up.
Dke&oit, Sept. 29.—Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Morris, of Valmia township, Casa
county, were murdered last night for tbo
pnrpose of plunder. Morris had recently
made o large sale of wheat. There is so
elite to cue muederors.
New Orleans, Sept. 29.—Just before
reaching the landing here, tho cotton in
tne steamer Natohez took fire, creating
groat excitement among the passengers.
The boat landed and threw overboard
300 bales of burning cotton. The boat
was elighily damaged. The damage to
the cargo is estimated at 30,000 dollars.
The first extra day of tho fall meeting
of tho Jockey Club had delightful weath
er, an ex;eilent track and a fair sized
crowd to witns33 fonr exciting events.
The first race, a mile dash, Usd three
etartera. The selling in tho pools stood
—Buckshot, seventy dollars; the field,
composed of Mollie Hart and Mayfield,
eighteen dollars. Tho former won easi
ly, time 1:494- la tbo second raoe, Ju
niata was the favorite. Juniata won the
first heat by a half hoad. Rewett won
the second by a length, Bowett now be
ing tho favorite in the third heat. For
86veu-eightbs ot a mile the horses ran
neck and neck, and Rowett won by two
lengths. Time, 1:43}, 1:464*
Washington, Sept. 29.—The Treas
urer el tne United States and assistant
Treasurer have been directed to pay ont
gold uud eiiver com freely upon all gov
ernment obligations presented at their
Mayvillb, N. Y., Sept. 29.—Haulm,
aocompauied by his trainers, took up his
quarters at Caautauqu? Lake house to
day, and will ot once go into active train
ing. He is improving daily and expeots
to be in Hue condition by the 16:b.
Providence, September 29.—Mrs.
Sprague’s trustee was refused admission
to Canonchct to-day by Gov. Sprague,
although ha was accompaniod by an
agent of 7ilr. Cnaffee, trustee of the
Hprague estate. Tho objeot of the visit
was to make an inventory of the proper
ty in the house that Mrs. Sprague might
indicate, what she claimed as her per
Hew Yobk, September 29.—Too ar
gument to compel Oalvery Cemetery au
thorities to inter tne body of Dennis
Cooper, wnich they xeinse to no on- the
pronmi nf nia be'BP a Free fib* 1 ?®* 0 ®
continued tc-lay m iuo oupreme Cou.t,
befote Jndge Westbrook. Counsel for
the Cemetery Trustees argued tnat tho
cemetery was for tho burial of Catholics
alone; that it was not enovrn tnat Copper
attended any Catholic church, and tnat
the Protestant faith was over him.
Counsel for tne relatives of the de
ceased, in reply, argued that the next of
km, in the absence of express testament
ary provision to tne contrary, wero tue
proper parties to begin and sustain snoh
action, and that the Vioar General Quinn’s
the opinion in regard to excluding a
Freo Mason from burial in consecrated
groaud, as reference to tho deorees and
laws ot the 2ad plenary coansel ot Balti
more would show. Judge Westbrook re
served his decision.
Petersburg, V\., September 29 —
The cornerstono of tho Methodist Episco
pal Zion Church,colored, being erected on
Oak street, was laid tbis afternoon in the
presence of a largo assemblage, with ma
sonic and interesting ceremonies*
Stratford, Conn., Septemoor 29.—
Mrs. Mary E. Lunsberg was brought De-
fore a Justice co-day, and through coun
sel plead not guilty to the charge of mur
dering her husband. She was commit-'
ted without bail to await trial.
Memphis, baptembar 29.—Nine new
cases, fonr white and five colored,
have been reported to*day. Hugo
Goudon was the only white reported
tbis afternoon. No additional deaths.
Mrs. Caroline Glenn, Wash Piess, John
Morvius and James Rice were supplied
with nurses to-day by the Howards. Their
osseB hare not yet been reported to the
Board. Donations to the Howard’s to'
d*y were $1,192. Tbe following tele
gram was reoaivod to-night:
Nashville, September 29.
Hon. John Johnson,SuperintendentQaar-
The greatest vigilance is now neces
sary to prevent the spread of the pesti
lence into the country around Memphis.
You will therefore revise rule number
one of instructions to bs observed by the
piokets and patrols, eo a3 to read as fol
lows : “Parties residing beyond the picket
linea are hereby warned against the
great danger they would incur
by coming within the _ city
limits, and ns a precaution to
prevent a further spread of the disease
in the country, such persona will not be
permitted to pass the picket lines with
out a special permit from tbe Superin
tendent of Quarantine. Such epsoial
permits will only be gtanted in oases of
[Signed] J. D. Plunkett,
President State Board ot Health.
Tho thermometer has ranged to-day
between 63 and 82 degrees.
Suffer not disappointment by employ
ing too many “cures;”—bnt for the dis
eases of infancy use Dr Ball’s Baby
Syrup which never disappoints, and costs
only 25c a bottle.
It seems that the business of acting as
President of tha Untied States daring the
absence of Mr. Hsyss has worn Private Sec
retary Rogers out. He hss done as mnoh as
ho could to hold np the administration and
win llis applause of the country, but he has
evidently begun to realize that he looked Ihs
moral inwardness of Hcyes and has broken
himself down completely. He has, there
fore, gone to Ohio for a little rest, and will
probably noed enough rest to keep him in
that State till after oleotion. It is greatly
to the credit of Ohio that whan any impor
tant part of Ihs administration gets broken
down ho goes out there for repairs.
N. Y. Horald.1
The following is said to be tho manner in
which General Grant and General McDowell
greeted each other on ths deck of tits Tokia:
Grant, with both hand*, extended, said:
“How aro you, Mm?” McDowell, a little
choky, asid, “How are you, old boy?-’
The day is oome, and tbs carpets
Are dragged outside tho house;
As a man is dragged to the station
At the olose ot a big oarouse.
I see the wife and her housemaids
Wade through the ends and dust;
And I feel as though the pleof my life
Was nearly allunder crust.
Ocme, give me a olub with a handle
A- Iol g as the mouth of M&y1
And I will wattle tbe oarpet
. The whole of the livelong day.
Do you reckon the grand old masters,
The immortal bards sublime,
Bent the echoing thuds of tha carpet stick
Down the oorridorsof time?
Or. like the strains ot martial music,
Tha endless “thrum.fiUrn, thum!”
Makes ms think of the man on dress parade,
A pounding of n>° hl -’ aA —*•
I wield the stick that they have brought me,
With a flap, and a thud, and a hies;
Oh. better a year and a naif of sleep
Than fifteen minutes of this.
Perchance corns humbler poet
Was ..riven at rice of sun,
To face a carpet and cellar a club,
But he didn’t do it for fan.
For a oarpet has power to quiet
Tuese dreams of the upper air,
And make a man run riot,
Aud rip, and rave, and tear.
But I pound from dawn to noontide,
And if ever I atop trom ohoioe,
From the back door nigh or tbe window
I hear tbe geo J wife’s voice.
And the day is eo full of this muiio
That I wish some April day,
Some tramps would take in our carpets and
Twelve thousand miles away.
“Wk notice,’’ says the Atlanta Consti
tution, “that tho press of the State are
bringing forward the name of Hon. Jas,
H. Blount, for Governor. Colonel Blount
has mado a widespread and enviable rep
utation during his Congressional career,
having served upon some of the most
important committees in the House; the
people of the sixth district appreciate his
services, and will return him.”
Oar contemporary is conspicuously ex
act in its statements as to the apprecia
tion in whioh Mr. Blount is helu by tbe
people of this Congressional district, as
events, in our honast judgment, will''de
The Savannah Recorder declares that
there will be an independent candidate
for Congress in that district, bnt mod-
es'tly retrains from naming him. It also
is very savage on the lawyers of the dis
trict, which ia repeating an ancient
story, especially when a man has a little
hatchet of his own to grind and thinks
the lawyers ere in his way.
Augusta is to have a freo letter deliv
ery about the first proximo. There will
ba four carriers and two daily deliveries.
M. E. T. writes from Atlanta to the
Augusta News that Judge John I. Hall
says he “abhors a maohine politician,”
and that he will not be in the Congres
sional race next year, but that in all
probability his law partner, Col. John
D. Stewart, will.
As to Nelms.—Oa this point "Specta
tor” writes as follows to the Augusta
Whether or not the Governor will
1J11 MUU IU UUWHIUU UDiOl A« 40 omu tufik
there is a large element of the House in
favor of condemning tbe Governor if he
does not remove Nelms. He is certainly
in a quandary. It he believes, as it is
generally supposed he does, that he has
made a faithful and effioient officer; that
he did nolhing wrong in bargaining as be
did with the lessees—if he believes this,
then Governor Colqnittwill never remove
Mr. Nelms. He is toe true a man to do
it. But if he acta. on what are supposed
to be his opinions on this matter, his ao-
tive opponents are going to stir np a row
as sure as fate. Any day we may stum
ble on tbe iivest sensation of the session,
one that would set the State agog—an or
ganized and ferocious attack on the ad
ministration, oombining all the elements
whioh have hitherto hnrled ineffectually
their Bpleen against it. I don’t believe
tbe House will ever be brought to vote a
direot censure on the Governor, for there
is an abiding frith in the purity of his
motives whioh his antagonists oannot
overoome by any efforts similar to those
they have hitherto mads.
The Augusta Chronicle says “ Mr.
Stephens and Col. A. E. Jiimar will prob
ably be brought into the Brown-Garrard
controversy. They know much about it.”
Sxubokon fishing ia Flint river is fine
sport this season. Tho Americas Repub
lican says one was lately caught that
weighed 132 pounds.
Rome has great cotton expectations this
season. The Courier expects 75/5M
bales. She has already handled 2,100- of
Thb Rome Tribune states thatfou c
daily passenger trains will soon be run
on the S. B. & D. road, which statement
surprises U3 so much that we can’t help
asking our contemporary “to say it
again and say it slow."
The Columbus Enquirer says “ the
general opinion in Columbus is that if
Gen. Meade were living, ex-Governor J.
E, Brown would never havepubllshed his
long card in pretended explanation of his
bitter proseeution of the Ashburn pris
oners. Here, whenoe tbe prisoners were
taken, his explanation is reoeivad with
alter incredulity, nay, ntter disgust.
Many copieB oE the testimony are still in
existence, only one lawyor engaged in
the defense is dead, and the whole facta
and the united reoolleotion of all engaged
in that celebrated oase are against the
ex-goveruor. All the evidence is against
him. Why, the recollection of all it!
that his manner partook o
the extromeat bitterness as if he had a
personal grudge against the young men.
In the official report of 193 pages there ie
not one expression, one indication of a
partiole of kindness for the accused. We
have heard tho lawyers give their opin
ions, tho prisoners and numerous friends
their version, and if their was one re
deeming act, one single beam to show
that ex-Governor Brown was in favor of
transferring the cases to the civil law, or
that any understanding to this effect ex
isted between him and General Meade,
none were able to discover it until thiB
latter-day confession of the principal
prosecutor. In Columbus his statement
is laughed kway with scorn.
Mr. Laot Banks has lived seventy
years in Oglethorpe county within less
than twenty miles of AthenB, but has
never visited that town, a faot whereat
the Athenians must greatly wonder.
The Oglethorpe Echo says, “the unan
imous verdlot of farmers is that they lost
heavily by using commercial fertilizers
this year, some claiming that it waa in
jury to their ootten. This ia not attribu
ted to aDy decline in the brand of guano,
inti to unfavorable seasons. For the
past three years we believe our farmers
have lost money by using guano. Less
and less is purohased each Reason, how
ever, and we believe in a few years but
liUle will be bought.’!
There is an immense amount of testi
mony on the other side, if we are not
Eatokton has shipped 737 bales ot cot
ton up to date this season, against 1,500
up to same date last year.
Tbkuu will-have to ba a draft in Horn,
roe county for candidates for tax collec
tor. There are only eleven candidates
ont, with eight distriots to ba beard
Tvphoid fevar ia provin g very fatal
in Butts and Jasper counties. Ten
deaths are reported near the Oomulgee
in the latter county in two weeks.
Thus tha Early county News:
The Charlotte Observer thinks it evi
dent that either Gov. Colquitt has not
prayed enough er Gen. Toombs bos not
cussed enough, or Georgia’s administra
tive affairs would ba in better condition.
Wonder It tbe Observer ouuld give the
measure ul either prayer or profanity
neoessary to keep a State ia a sound,
wholesome condition in ruoh times as
The Dublin Qaxetle reports blessed
times for old soakers in some portions of
that county. Water for drinking has to
be hauled three miles and a half.
The Morgan Gold Mine in Oglethorpe
county is about to bs acid for $20.000.
Gen. Tookb3’ Fees.—The Augusta
Chronicle is “still harping ou my daugh
ter,” as the following under the above
The Atlanta Constitution ventures to
observe that General Toombs was the
first to discover that tho railway compa
nies of Georgia were indebted to'the
State, and that he had been instrument
al in turning into the Treasury |600,000.
Our information ia that Senator McDan
iel made the discovery prior to General
Toombs, and we may be able to prove it
by the record. Will tho Constitution show
us by itemized accounts, or by any offi
cial authority, that General Toombs
has turned into the Treasury J600,-
000, or anything like that sum? Our
contemporary has, we think, fallen into a
gross error. It is possible that General
Toombs exp60ta to turn into the Treas
ury suoh an amount, less thirty per cent,
divided between himself and the Attor
ney-General. But that ho has already
done so, is, we think, a mere assumption,
not borne ont by any faota and not pos
sible oE proof. We should be glad to
have the proof, if the Constitutor can
Oar Atlanta oontemporary.also says
that some of the Georgia papers have
dealt in innuendo anent General ToombB
and his fees. We know not how it may
be with other papers, bnt the Chronisle
oertainly has spoken with the utmost
plainness—a plainness as far removed
from innuendo as language can-convey.
The Rome Tribune learns direot from
Haralson county that there has been no
abatement in the disease that has proved
so fatal there for several weeks, and
which we have heretofore noted in this
The rhomasville Times reports the cap
ture in that county laBt week of a red fox,
the only one, perhaps, ever caught in the
The country will surely breatheeasi er
now. Those South Carolina duelists
have agreed to forego gore for the pres
Col. Thobnton, o! Atlanta, telephones
the Angusta News Saturday the following
Thera Is.some talk about a movement on
foot to introduce articles of impeachment
ie understood fEai''ffie r ar!io^Va l ?i?6 f fceiiI^
prepared, and will be introduced early
When troubled with a Benee of fulness
or oppression after meali, the pleasantest
relief attainable is one or two of Dr.
Bull’s Baltimore Pills. Price 25a.
FORTY-NINE YEARS AGO,
Opening of the First Passenger
Railroad In tbe World.
Just forty-nine years ago—that is, Sep
tember 15, 1830—the first passenger
railroad in England, the Liverpool and
Manchester Railroad, was opened with
great oeremony. A year before, a prize
oE $2,500 had been offered for the best
locomotive engine, which had been
wou by Robert Stephenson’s Rock
et, npon which were subsequently
modeled the old grasshopper engines
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,
their appearance being euggestive of the
name. Eight locomotive engines had
been completed and placed npon the
line, and all had been tested with
entire success. To every engine was
attaobed four passenger carriages, each
eontaimng twenty persons.
The first engine, the Northumbrian,
drew the moat distinguished guests—the
Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, and
other members of the Ministry. It had
one tine of the double track to itself. The
other several looomotives, with their
carriages, followed each other on the
other line. The proeeaaion started from
Liverpool at 11 o’olook, with flags, mu-
eio, fine weather and great enthnsl&sm.
Seventeen miles from Liverpool they
stopped to take in water, and in order
to afford the Duke of Wellington an op
portunity of seeing the procession, the
seven looomatives, with their carriages,
were ordered to pass slowly by the North
umbrian standing on the traok. Several
gentlemen had alighted while the loco
motives were taking in water, and one of
them, Mr. HuskiBSon, member of Parlia
ment for Liverpool, and an earnest sup
porter of the railroad cause, catching
eight of the Dake ot Wellington, be
tween whom and himself there had been
some political coolness, ran eagerly across
the track to shake him by the hand.
At that moment the order was given
for the seven engines to move forward.
Mr. Huskisson Waa bewildered. The
fiooket, whioh was the leading engine,
attack him while tie was still in doubt
where to flee. The wheels went over hi3
leg and thigh, and he expired that even-
mg. The aooident oast a deep gloom
over the day’s festivity. Tho trip was
oonoluded, that people writing along the
line might not be disappointed, but all
rejoioing and gayety were at an end.
Tbe next day the railway was opened for
passenger t.affio, and carried 140 persons
from Liverpool to Haneheater in two
hours. Tho original calculations of the
oonatruotion had been based on probable
returns from heavy merchandise traffic—
ooal, cotton and iron. They had formed
no high expectations of any great emdu«
menu from transporting passengers,
but the railway was hardly opened be
fore an average of 1,200 persons daily
were willing to trust it with their lives.
In a few years it was found that the
enormous traffic was too heavy for the
original nils, and it beoame neceaaaryto
relay the road at considerable expense.
But though September 15, 1830, is the
greatest day in railroad annals, being
that on whioh the world’s first railroad
was opened complete, our Maryland rail
road preceded the Liverpool and Man
chester in utility. The first sod of tho
Baltimore and Ohio railroad wu broken
for its oonatruotion July 4, 1828, and by
the next year horse oars, assisted by one
loeamotive engine, were carrying passen
gers and traffic between Baltimore, the
Belay House and Elliott’s Mills.
A ‘‘Prominent Southern Demo-
, ernl’a” Opinion,
Washington Special to Ptuladelphia Timec.l
“And what of tbe President iri outlook?”
“X think the tendency in tha Democratio
party, eortrinly tha tendency in tha South, ia
all towards Hendcioks. Hendricks ou a sen
sible platform oould oarry the country.”
“How about the Republican!?’’
“They ain’t stop the Grant boom. They
aay the politicians havabaen organizing ths
boom- That ia not true. The politicians
are organizing to defeat it. Tne Grant
boom ia a spontaneous movement and the
politicians oannot stop it. It may be true,
likely ia tone, that Blaine and fibermut are
oombiuiug, or pooling their issues, aa
against Grant, with the promise one to the
other that whichever is nominated the other
•hall be well treated in case of enocees.
But it won’t work. Tne day that fioesoe
Oonkling got hold of the mtohlnery of the
State of New York, la the Interact of Cornell,
the opposition to the Grant boom in the Re
publican party became' tin do tent. The
Onn-ime-oomAti —oendenoj meant eeveniy
votes solid in tha Re^aolioaa nomination for
Grant on the Ont call, and some enthusias
tic, magneUo fellow, aa in . ths oase ot Hob
Ingersofi with Blaine in Cincinnati, would be
likely to rite and propose that U.ysees 8.
Grant be nominated by acclamation, And
he would oarry the day. I tell you they cum
not stop it. Grant ia bound to ba the Re
publican nominee. And Hendricks ought to
be tho Pcmaoratio nominee againat him,”
N. Y. Tribune, (Hep.)
Chairnan McKinney, of the Ohio D«n
eorauo Kxeoattve Committee, was in the city
yesterday. He betrays no doubts of Gener
al Ewing's 8UC03M. In answer to the ques
tions of a Tribune reporter fie arid: “Ewing
is going to be elected. We shall capture
twenty or tweuty-five thousand of the
Greenback vote of last year, and that will
bring him through. Ewing ia making a
splendid canvass. Heia on tbe stamp all
the time, speaking twice a day. For a while
he talced five hears out of every twenty-
four, bat we cautioned him to be more mod-
erate, and he now makes shorter speaoheB.
Foster’s voice broke down. Ho tried to
make five speeches a day and cculdn’t do it.
Ewing's meetings are the largest Democrat
io gatherings we have had in Ohio tinoe the
Buohanan campaign. We have few ou ,side
speakers helping us. Voorhee?, of Indiana,
is doing good work, but we have nobody else
that is very famous—nobody from the East
and nobody from the South.” “Didn’t the
Maine eleotion damage your proepeota in
Ohio?” “Not at alL -If it had gone the oth
er way—if Hmith had been elected—it would
have been bid for us, because such a result
would have encouraged our Greeabaokera to
stick to (heir own ticket instead of voting
The famous Judge Snell, .-of Washington,
has made another famous decision. A law
yer was charged with laroeny for retaining
thirty-three per cent, of moneys collected,
when ha had agreed to perform tbeservioe
for ten par cent. The oourt decided the no
tion would not lie, for, if every time a law
yer takes his percentage and his client dis
putes the amoontr he was to be prosecuted,
theoouits would be kept busy. So Jndge
Snell conceives it liia business not do jus
tice, but to avoid beiBg kept busy.
That the season of prorpsrity baa set in
is evidenced by tho large entries which are
now being made of tho publio lands. The
entries thus far mado exceed any sinco the
days of tbe war; and what is still more grat
ifying is the fact that those settling npon
them represent the best class of foreign em
igrants, who buy tne land outright and pay
cash for ths fall amount. These aetileis
come with money to sustain them-elvee,
and seemingly form colonics in advance of
emigrating, icaemuoh aa they enter land
contiguous, and in each settlement ia to bo
found men versed in all the mechanical
trades. The sales of publio lands for this
year will be one of the strongest arguments
8Y,er, set made against the. poliov of vntinir
Mr. Richard T. Merrick, of Washington,
has been visiting Mr. Tilden, and gives tne
public tho benefit of the information he
picked up. Tha substance of it is that Mr.
TilCen does not consider success in Ohio vi- '
tal to the Demoorata this year, says the Hew
York Democratio row wo Yt amount to any
thing, and is sore the Democrats will win in
1880, on the basis of the “fraud issue” in
the Presidential election of 1870 and of the
extra session questions. All of which will
be chterfal news to Mosers. Ewing, Thur
man & Co.
It seems to be about time for Mr. Hen-
drioks to assure the publio again that he
will not be Yice President under any oiroum-
stances. It would be very sad if the fact
should be forgotten.
The Cotton Tbade of France, it will
ba seen, is reported to be even in a worse
oondition than that of England, and ao-
live legislation is invoked by tho manu
facturers from the government. In
England, the process of cutting down la
bor seems to have been puahed already
beyond endurance. The condition of
factory operatives is now pitiable in the
extreme. Jennings, the London oorro-
spondent of the World, tells this anec
dote in a late letter:
I had oocasion to walk twelve or fifteen
miles along the turnpike road between
Sheffield and Mancheater on>> day last
week, and I wob astonished at the num
ber of tramps I met, and still more as
tonished that very few of them begged
for anything. I spoke to a tired-looking
woman, who was sitting down on some
grass by the roadside, with three or font
ohildren playing around her. She said
tier husband had been out of employ
ment ever ainoe last February, that they
had pawned or sold everything they pos
sessed and were now cn their way to
Manchester to see if they could find any
thing to do. Neither she nor ths ohil
dren bad bad a mouthful to eat that day,'
and their appearanoe was ample confirm
ation ot the truth of her statement.
Her husband was atthat moment search
ing for blackberries in the hedges, but
the blackberries are not yet ripe and the
prospect of getting a meal from this
Bource was not a very good one. An inn
keeper on the road told juo that ho al
lowed as many aa fifteen of these poor
men and women to sleep in his barn at
night, and thateinoe he had been in busi
ness ha had never known eo many tramps
before, chiefly honest people, willing to
work but not being able to find any to do.
Of course these are only alight indications
of the times, but I mention them because
thev come under my own observation. If
I were at liberlv to' tell you what em
ployers eay concerning their affairs you
would need little further proof of the
tremendous ohange which has come over
all the manufacturing districts.
The HecbbtKet to Hbiltk.—Tno Scienco ot
Life, or SelLPresemtion, 500p»«e!. . Price, only
SI. Contain! fifty valuable prescriptions, enber
one of which ii worth more than ten times, the
priced the bock. Illuitrated sample tent on
receipt o! 0 cenu forpoitMC. AidresslDr W H
Parker, 4 Bnlflmft street, Boston, Haas.
aepS8wlW. _ t
An old physician, retired from practice, hay-
me hid placed in hi* hand* by an Uast India
muaionary the formula of a mmple vegetable
remedy for the »poely and permanent cure for
Consumption, B rone bit**. Catarrh, A?lhma,aiid
all Throat and Lung Affections, also a positive
and radical cure for Hervou* Debility ana all
Nervous Complaints, after having tested its
wonderful curative power* in thonsandsof cases,
has felt It his duty to make it known to his
suffering fellows. Actuated by this motivo and
a desire to relieve human suffering, I will send
freed charge to all who desire it, this recipe,
with full directions for preparing and usmg, in
German, French or English. Sent by mail by
addressing with stamp, naming this paper, W W
Bhaxab. 148 Powers’ Block, Rochester, N Y
ebU 6m t
—Mr. Bobert Goelet, the only brother of
Peter Goelet, the wealthy Hew York land
owner, died In that city Monday.
-—One hundred scree of wheat, cut with a
reaper, keeping six binders going, waa!
wurk of a (scotch lassie of Lexington, Ind.
tiho need three pairs of horses in relays bat
tired them all out.
—The Emperor Alexander ia described as
looking eo much aged that at bia recent meet
ing with bis imperial uncle be looked almost
the elder. His figure, however, is still pow
erful and fairly oreot.
—At a funeral at Delhi, N. X., all tbe
mourners were dressed in white, in obedien-
oe to the request of the dead mgq, He h»<T
nbnerred black, as being expensive and signi
ficant of anything but a happy endiugo! this
life, as well as last hopes lur tbe future.
—lauoending Mount Washington by,tba
bridle path two men lost their wfy. They
reached the summit the next morning, badly
need np. The foe on their nats was half an
—The moat extraordinary feat of billiards
on records has just been performed at Mos
cow by a young Japanese, who won ba twelfa
borne .-a game of 6,GOO, in the course of
whiob be ones scored 1,830 “oMwaWes” in
—Mr. Hayes, at Chicago, expressed tha
hope that for tho good of ths oountry Tilden
<vui not be nominated again. This in gratis
tuae to tne man wlijae office he has got and
wnoiie money he is spending at tha rate of
fifty thousand a year!
—Negroes do not often commit suicide,
but in Missouri, two, nun ed ashing ton
Arnold and Pryor rfard, Joshed arms and
ieuoerateiy walked into the Mi-«i?«i r r.j rjv-
Wat tit. Joseph, on Taesday last, ana were
estpt away by the enrrentand drowned.
—a well-dressed woman drew a crawd to
ga mer in a Oinoumau street, the other day,
by striking a man across tha face several
limes with a whip, and then flhi-hing the
punishment with ner fists. Uhe coolly ex
plained that ho was her runaway husband,
wboat she had laboriously traoed for ths
oule purpose of whipping him.
—’Aow^Mr. Robuuon,' said a fair young
oity visitor to the kind-hearted farmer,
'won’t you show us your watermelon or*
chard?’ 'I haven’t a watermelon tree on the
place this year, ma’am; they were all winter*
killed,’ auu his questioner wondered why he
santed so pleasantly as he answerod.
—Tho youth who killed the girl he level
because eke would not love ana marry him
turns op this time ia Buoyrns, -Ohio. She
went to a neighbor's to elude him, but ha
foilo *td her, and being refused for the third
or fourth time, he shot her dead; Then be
went and hanged himself.
■Ths first frost-of the season inBoutfaw
side, Ya., was plainly perceptible in many
places around .Petersburg, Ya., yesterday,
hut owing to the heavy dew vegetation es
caped uninjured. The mercury stood at 69.
Bhouid an early fall ocoor tho cotton and
tobiooo crops in that ecotion will be consi
derably cut short.
AbvjKce in Gold Leaf.—In consequence
of higher wsges paid to their workmen sinoe
last Monday How York gold-leaf dealers
have advanced their prioa lor books of gold-
leaf fully 98 per cent, tbe rate being fixed
at 37.40. Workingmen’s wages, it is arid,
have been raised trom f3 to 96 a week.
The Advance in Hails.—Bar iron was
advanced to a three card at Fittsburg on
Friday and nails to a S34 J card. These
prices will be adopted in this market. The
nail mills have been limiting their orders at
tho former card, expsoticg a further advance
m iron. They havo all they can do ifor
weeks to come.
—There is no animal that enj oja tho lux
ury of a well Uttered, cleau bed more than a
horse, and no animal wiU pay for it more
readily. At nlghthoraes should have a clean
bed to he on, and they will take naturally to
it. some horses sleep (standing, but they do
not rest WfB. A horse mu-t rest well and
sleep well to recuperate his vital forces.
—'He is the only man in the world to-day
who can bring peace to this divided oountiy.*
It is the Commercial Advertiser that says
tins, and the man spoken of is Grant.
11 the country oau oa saved only by one
man it is not worth Baving.
Tbis sort of talk ia an insult to the intelli
gence of the people aa well aa an affront to
UiahUJAlAQUMkr-jNew York Sun.
in the island of Oaprera to settle for the re
mainder of his days. His health during his
trip from borne was exoellent, but bis gen
eral oondition ia one of great feebleness, and
~ is thought that he oannot live much lon
ger. He has a cabbage garden on the island
whioh he cherishes very fondiy, but he esn’t
work it aa formerly, being flat on bis bade
naif tbe time through rheumatism, and un
able even to hobble about on crutches.
—A writer iu the Galveston Hews expres
ses tha opinion that a tint of petroleum is
flowing through the subtcrr.xnean cavities of
Texas. It takes its rise in the carboniferous
strata north cf the Colorado B.ver, and may
be ti seed at various points on its course to
the Gulf of Mexioo, by oU appearing on the
surface of springs, streams and lakes, while
at what is known aa Oil Bay, on the Golf, the
water is so covered with oil that tha waves
have no effeot.
—In Faria (says the Faris correspondent
of the London Times) buUding_was never
moreaotire, even under tbe Empire. Two
hundred and eighty thousand masons are in
oonsunt work; mouses are rising npon all
aides, and when scarcely finished bills an
nounce that they are no longer to let.
Humerioua commercial, industrial and finan
cial undertakings have been and are launch
ed; the general prosperity is manifest, and
the potato itself promises, with a fine Sep
tember, to become anti-reactionary amt
yield a capital crop.
Hlvxn Balm of Cotton from Four Acebs.
—An Edgt field correspondent of the Char
leston Hews and Cornier writes that paper
that O. F. Cheatham, Esq., clerk of the oourt ■
for that county, has a fonr acre patch plan
ted in cotton, from whioh he baa already
picked, ginned and packed fire bales, averag
ing Hi pounds. Mr. Cheatham believes,
and other good planters agree with him. that
he will yet get two bales. Three bales of
this cotton, on acoount of ths fine quality,
brought of a cent above tbe market price.
A Counter Exodlb.—A Washington die-
patch says: ‘Southern faim laborers can
make more in a year in cash or its Equivalent,
ana are in every way better off than tbe same
ciaae ui any other part of the oountry. By
way of news, a counter exodus has been
started. Arrangements are about comple
ted by the Mississippi and Loaiiiana plan
ters lor importing oolored labor from Mis
souri and the border flutes. Several rail
road companies are about to issue tickets
over their roads at excursion rates for this
Bale of Florida Raxlro.1 ds.—In Jackron-
viiie last Xhnredar the Florida Central, and
Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Rail
roads, extending from that city to Chatta
hoochee Biver, wero sold under decree of
the United States Circuit Court, and were bid
off by 0. D. Willard, attorney for Adolph
Engler, trustee, Tbe Jacksonville, Pensa
cola and Mobtie Itoad was sold for 853,000,
subject to a prior lien of $803,000. Tbe
Florida Central Road was sold for $305,000.
Both roads were purchased for the bond
holders, and it la understood that a new
company will bs organized to operate tbe
—A correspondent writing from!Switzer
land taye: ‘Tbo peasants are getting in
their htv. Tno peasant woman hereabout
works afield in a velvet corset and a straw
hat plentifully adorned by ribbons. She
looks an operatic haymaker. It is impossi
ble to imagine that she is real. These good
people in the happy valley near Interlaken
do not appear to leel that Ure is especially
serious; tney work a little, then repose in
the shade of the trees, watching ths throngs
of tourists go by, without ever manifesting
curiosity ae to tne comings and goings of
the strangers. They ask only to eat and
drink well, to sleep well, and to know as
little about the outside world as .possible.
Perhaps they are wise.’
No medicine ever inlrodaood to the Pro
fession and Publio has giten suoh universal
satisfaction or preserved eo many lives as
Dr. Moffat's Teethina (Teething Powders.)
Druggists tell us the rapid increase in tie
sale ia marvellous.
The great political problem of tbe hour
seems to be whether the New York Tribune
can get Mr. Kelly elected Governor of Hew
York before the Hew York Tunas oau get
Mr. Tilcen nominated for the Presidency.
It is not so exciting perhaps as Uio walking
match, but those who bke to bet about it at
least need not sit up nights in a garden to
wait for results. We icrommead it tc In
valids as a harmless and interesting amuse