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Thi Family Jou8nal.—N*w«—Politics—LxT*RATU*«'—Ae*icufcTi**»
GEORGIA TELEGRAPH BUILDING
MACOh, TUESDAY. DECEMBER f& 1879.
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Cincinnati, December 14.—The trus
tees of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad
■were to have gone over and inspected the
road yesterday, to Chattanooga, but the
recent rains in Tennessee have so swollen
Emery river as to wash out a temporary
trench, on which the road went over that
river, and their inspection has been post
poned nntll Monday, or as soon as the
break is repaired. After reaching Chatta
nooga the trustees, A. S. Buglies, Miles
Greenwood and W. H. Clements, Presi
dent of the Operating Company, will go
bn to Jacksonville, if possible, for through
connections to the Atlantic at that
Denver, Coi.., December 14—Chas.
W. Merritt, a near relative of General
Merritt, and lately dismissed by general
court martial from the Ninth Cavalry,
committed ’ suicide at Santa Fe yester
Scranton, Pennsylvania, Decem
ber 14.—Frederick Roach sent his
Sixteen year old son to Taylorsville
yesterday on horseback, for some oil of vi
triol. The bottom of the vessel in which
it was carried broke, and the fluid worked
into the boy’s flesh, burning him so bad
ly that lie fell from the horse, which gal
loped home. When found, he had tom
his clothing off and soon after died in great
Lono Branch December 14.—Schooner
Artie Garwood, from Philadelphia for
Boston, loaded with coal, came ashore
here this morning at ten o’clock in front
of East End Hotel. She has broken in
two, and both vessel and cargo will prove
a total loss. The crew were saved by the
life saving service, but reached the shore
in Jin exhausted condition.
Fortress Monroe, Va., December 14.
Steamer Clyde, of the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company, from New York,
bound for Aspimvall, was towed in here
to-day by steamer Biackstone, of Miner
Transportation Company, with her pro
filer shaft broken and engine damaged.
She passed out from Richmond, bark
Quos, of Liverpool.
New York, December 14.—A special
from Patterson, N. J., says the Beigan
county Grand Jury has indicted Congress
man Charles II. Voorhis, late President
of the First National Bank of Hackensack,
for alleged fraudulent irregularities in
connection with that institution. Mr.
Voorhis eaine home Wednesday evening,
and a warrant was issued foe his arrest,
hut hi; could not be foitud.
Little Rock, Arkansas, December
14.—The two story brick livery stable of
J. Gills, Cornerg & Cott on Elin Street,
together with the cotton compress adjoin
ing were totally destroyed by fire at three
o’clock this morning. The family of
the second story
Council has determined to take no steps
regarding the members of the minority
absenting themselves from the chambers.
They also state that Senor Canovas de
Gastello has had interviews with General
Martinez Campos and General Quesada.
both of whom condemn the attitude of the
Calcutta, December 14—General
Roberts telegraphs in confirmation of the
report of General MacPhcrson’s partial
failure in his attempt on Friday to cap
ture the ridge above BalaHissar at Cabul.
On Saturday morning General Baker at
tacked the Afghan position with two and
a half regiments of infantry, two regi
ments of cavalry and eight guns, and suc
ceeded in capturing the hill and driving
the Afghans from all their positions.
A letter dated at Candaliar, the 1st in
stant, and published at Bombay, says:
“General Stewart had been instructed to
send a messenger to Ayoob Khan, the Af
ghan commander of Herat, requiring him
to hold Herat in the name of the British
Government, and threatening an advance
ment thither of the British force in case of
his failure so to do.
Paris, December 14.—Le Temps as
serts that the ministry will avail them
selves of the retirement of Leroyer from
■the ministry of justice to reconstitute
cabinet of their own notion. In the reor
ganization M. Waddington will only retain
the foreign portfolio. The choice for Pre
mier lies between M. Leon, Minister of
Finance, and M. DeFreydnct, Minister of
Public Warks. If M. De Freycinct ac
cepts the leadership, he will have com
plete freedom of action in ehosing his col
leagues, and when the cabinet is formed
he will with them determine upon a com
London, December 14.—General Rob
erts telegraplis from Cabul, under date
of 13th inst., that the enemy have been
defeated on all sides, but that notwith
standing their heavy losses, parties of Af
ghans still remain in the neighborhood.
General Roberts announced his intention
to attack on the 14th inst., (to-day) unless
these parties disperse. The total British
loss during the day’s fighting is forty-
tliree killed, including six officers, and
seventy-six wounded, of whom ten are
Several large land agitation meetings
were held in the west of Ireland. The
meeting at Balhna was presided over by a
Catholic clergyman. A corps of pike-
men surrounued the place of meeting—
letters were read from Charles S. Parnell,
Mr. Patrick James Smyth, Mr. John
O’Connor Power and Mr. Edmund
Dwyer Gray apologizing for their ab
Among the speakers were several Cath
olic clergymen. Messrs. Dillon, Sexton
and Mr. George Ekins Browne, member
Parliament for Mayo. Government re
porters were present taking notes of the
Mr. Browne in his address stated some
Gillis, sleeping on
found their escape cut off by the fiames „„
atul all hut Mrs. Gillis jumped or were • 0 y jjj e causes of distress in Ireland to be
thrown from the windows. Mrs. Gillis J competition of American products and
was suffocated by the smoke and perished ■ | )a ,j seasons at home; all of the speakers
<m1 in the burning building. Her j a ,| VO cated a peasant proprietary system, a
husband was fatally and two children and I resolution in favor of which was adopted,
a fireman seriously injured. | x,,..,],..,. „w>otin S wo* Lola at Oorridt-un-
Ti-ii oair/nges shannon, whereat Messrs. Davitt, Daly,
were destroyed, together with about one j Gillen and Brennan, recently prisoners,
hundred bales of cotton. Loss $00,000. | were present. The grand jury at Cairrick-
Colouel Zeb Ward, lessee of tlie pern- j 0 n-Sbannon have returned a true bill
tentiary, last night closed a contract for the against Brennan
construction of the Little Rock and Pine
Bluff railroad. The work will commence
Immediately at Little Rock, and four hun
dred convicts will he employed. The
grading is to he completed by April 1st,
and the whole road to be in operation by
July 1st, 1880.
Memphis, December 14.—Rev. Georgs
White, Rector of Calvary Episcopal
Church, was stricken this morning with
paralysis, while addressing a Sunday
School class. Jle was removed to his
residence on a litter in an extremely
critical condition. He is eighty-two
years old and universally respected.
St. Loris, December 14.—a special to
tlie Republican from Houston, Texas, say
the Masonic Grand Lodge of that State
yesterday approved the action of Waxa-
iiatchics Lodge in expelling Rev. W. G.
Veal, a well known minister of the Gospel,
for attempting to seduce Mrs. E. G.
Griffin, of Waxahatcliies, wife of abrotlier
Mason. This decision practically expels
him from the Masonic order.
It is reported here tlrnt the United States
Circuit Court at Topeka, Kan., yesterday
set aside tlie sale of the Kansas Pacific
Railroad to Jay Gould and refused to or
der another sale.
Cincinnati, December 14.—A Glas
gow, Missouri, dispatch says an express
train of the Chicago and Alton railroad,
passing there at 4:10 yesterday morning,
ran into the rear of "conductor Locke’s
freight train near Gilliam, eight miles
further west, smashing the engine and ca
boose up badly and throwing the other
cars from the track. Engineer Harrison,
of the express, and a man named Patrick
F. Dougherty, riding in the caboose, were
badly hurt. No others were injured.
New York, December 14.—Edward A.
Smith, manufacturer of cigars at 87 Bow
ery, and president of tlie cigar manufac
turers’association, has failed, nis liabil
ities are $.30,000, assets unkuowu.
Baltimore, December 14.—Last night
schooner Dexter, trading in the Chesa
peake Bay, was ran down in the harbor by
a convoy tug of tlie Baltimore and Ohio
railroad. The tug had two of the barges
with 1 ailen ears for Locust Point when
the collision occurred. The schooner
went to tlie bottom with all sails stand
ing. Her crew were rescued.
New Yoiik, December 14.—The an
nual communication of the Grauil Lodge
of the Benevolent and Protection order of
Elks, was held to-day in the rooms of the
New Fork Lodge. There was a large at
tendance of delegates. John II. Dee, of
Boston, acting Grand Exalted Ruler, call
ed the Grand Lodge to order, and all the
afternoon up to seven p. m. was occupied
in the enactment of measures for the wel
fare of the order. The Grand Officers for
Hu- ensuing year were then elected. - This
evening tlie' New York lodge No. 1 ex
tended hearty welcome to their visiting
brethren, at a grand social session in
Washington, December 14.—The sig
nal office is informed that the ship Jacob
Thoniby, from Hamburg for New York,
is asliore fourteen miles south of Ports
mouth, X. C. The crew were saved.
London, December 14.—The Paris
•leAysjiapers print a Vienna telegram
xvliu-l» asserts that Russia has proposed to
powers joint action at Constantinople,
5, “Telcrate the surrender of Gussinje to
Constantinople, December 14—The
i orte has sent a circular to its representa
tives abroad, reciting the measures taken
to secure tlie surrender of Gussinje, and
expressing the hope that tlio Montenegrins
win not precipitate matters, assome delay
is necessary if bloodshed Is to be avoided.
4iv AK *M )ece . mW 14 *—Tlie Temps says:
No modification of tbc ministry will be
made until after the adjournment of tlie
Chambers. The Committee ortlie Chamber
or Deputies, on tlie’resolution to suspend
tlie operation of .the’Jaw declaring \hat
Judges shall he irremovable, was elected
yesterday. Nine of tlie members favor,
■aud two are opposed to, the suspension of
tlie law. All of the ministers absented
■wiuselves from their respective bureaux
[g the election.”
M>nu>, December 14—Tlie Senate
i play continued the discussion of tlie
Jv Pn? 6 abolition of slavery in Cuba.
I s Lciez and Gorrez spoke in opposi-
_ ; I'Gbe bill. The ministerialist jour-
a * tl | °* to-day announce that a Cabinet
St. Petersburg, December 14.—Tlie
Governor General of Kliarkoff has issued
an order prohibiting the manufacture,
sale or possession of any explosive mate
Vienna, December 14—A telegram
from Cettinge announces that Muklitar
Pasha, who is at Prestend with two bat
talions, has asked for reinforcements, and
that twenty battalions have started to his
London, December 15.—A Bombay
dispatch says the enemy in the vicinity of
Cabul numbers 12,000. The 20th Madras
infantry has been ordered to prepare im
mediately for service in Burmah, and will
at once proceed to their new station.
The British bark Invincible, from Pen
sacola, October, 2nd, for Marsailles, was
abandoned at sea. The crew landed at
A Candaliar dispatch states it is now
certain that Ayoob Khan moved out of
Herat with his troops a fortnight ago, and
proceeded to Urdabagli.
Paris, November 15.—M. Marius Mar
tin, Bonapartist, was yesterday elected to
the Municipal Council, beating his Repub
lican opponent by a large majority.
Calcutta, December 15—The Pio
neer asserts that an immense mass of cor
respondence has been found and laid be
fore the government, including instruc-
'tions from the Russian government to its
agents in Central Asia, marking out tlie
course they were to follow with ex-Amcer
Slierc Ali. These papers are said to show
that Russian intrigues against Afghanistan
were active as farnack as 1873, and to af
ford conclusive proof of the falsity of the
excuse given for tlie Rnssiau mission to
Cabul last year.
Syracuse, December 15.—Courteney
says he is in no condition to row with
Hatilau this winter.
Cincinnati, December 15—A Tun-
nelton, West Virginia, dispatch says tlie
remains of Joseph M. Ashley, last seen
alive on October 22, were discovered on
Saturday in an old shaft over Kingwood
tunnel near that place. A man named
Sanders, who lias been missing two weeks
lias, it is feared, shared tlie same fate, as
a light lowered to the bottom of tlie shaft
revealed a man’s legs and arms.
New York, December 15'.—An Omaha
special says that Brigadier General Cook
came very near losing bis life oh a recent
hnnting expedition in Platte Valley, by
being overtaken by a severe snow storm,
known in that region as a “blizzard.”
lie was barely able to reach a house, with
ears and feet frozen, and nearly chilled ot
death. He has not yet recovered.
New York, December 15.—Services in
the new Reformed Episcopal Church in
this city, yesterday, were interrupted by
the sudden prostration of Mr. Payne, cler
gyman. In one of tlie climaxes of his
exhortation he lost consciousness, aud fell
behind the pulpit. There was immedi
ately a rash among those present to his
sidej and still unconscious he was borne to
the residence of a parishioner nearby, and
medical attendance called. He had been
stricken down by an attack of heart dis
ease, from which he had been suffering
for some time. Last night he was still
alive, but liis condition was regarded as
Toronto, December 15.—Hanlan ar
rived home on Saturday. He does not in
tend to be caught napping In the event of
Courtney responding, and will commence
at once taking regular land exercise and
practice on his rowing machine.
Washington, December 15.—The fol
lowing is the condition of the cotton and
com crop as furnished by the Departmeul
The cotton returns from correspondents
for tlie month ending December 1st, 1879,
substantially confirm the report of the
month previous. The weather has been
favorable in all sections of the cotton belt.
Reports of the product west of the Missis
sippi river are more favorable and will in
crease tlie aggregate of Texas, Louisiana
and Arkansas over that reported last
The following is a synopsis of the re-
North Carolina.—Five counties re
port the product averaging 5 per cent,
more than last year. Twenty-two coun
ties average 25 per cent, less, and six the
Sofrxii Carolina—One county re
ports 20 per cent, more, eleven an average
of 17 percent, less, and two the same.
Georgia—Twelve report an average of
12 per cent, more; thirty-two report 20 per
cent, less, and nine as last year.
Florida—None report more; eleven
report an average of ten per cent, less, and
two the same.
Alabama—One reports 10 per cent,
more; fifteen average 16 per cent, less,
and eight the same.
Mississippi—Fourteen average 20 per
cent, more; fourteen are 10 per cent, less,
and three are the same.
Louisiana—Four report an average of
15 per cent, more; ten report 10 per cent,
less, and one the same.
Texas—Nine counties report an aver
age of 24 per cent, more than last year,
thirty-five counties report an average of
39 per cent, less, and eight the same.
Arkansas—Nineteen counties report
20 per cent, more; six average 16 per
cent, less, and five the same.
Tennessee—Nine report 15 per cenU
more; tw’o average 20 per cent, less; seven
Com.—Tiie com crop during November
depreciated through imperfect ripening in
our heaviest growing regions—the States
north of the Oliio river and Missouri,
some States falling off 10 per cent. This
will reduce the average yield per acre of
the whole country to twenty-nine bushels,
which is exceeded by that of only one
former year—twenty-nine and four-tenths
in 1875. This reduces the aggregate pro
duction about'55,000,000 bushels from the
November figures, hut still leaves the crop
larger than any previous year by 150,000,-
000 bushels. The States and Territories of
the Mississippi return over 100,000,000
bushels more than in 187S.
Washington, December 15.—In the
Senate Mr. Voorhees, of Indiana, presen
ted the petition of 7,000 ex-soldiers and
and sailors, praying to be paid in green
backs the difference between the value of
greenbacks in which they were paid for
services to the government, and the value
of gold at the time of payment. Laid on
Mr. Butler, of South Carolina, intro
duced an amendment to the Senate joint
resolution, introduced by Mr. Bayard-
withdrawing the legal tender quality of
greenbacks. Tlie resolution as proposed
to be amende il will read, “that from and
after Jannaiy 1st, 1875, the Treasury
notes of the United States shall he receiv
able for all dues to the United States, ex
cept duties on imports, and shall not he
otherwise a legal tender, and any of said
notes that shall thereafter be issued, shall
bear this subscription.” Referred to the
The Vice President presented a com
munication from the Postmaster Generaj
recommending deficiency appropriations
of $205,212 for exigencies of service
caused by tlie extension of star routes aud
for other minor deficiencies. Referred.
Mr. Voorhees introduced a resolution
providing for a committee of five Senators
to investigate the causes leading to negro
emigration from North Carolina to In
diana. Laid over on objections of Ed
munds to its consideration.
The Senate on motion of Mr. Maxey
took up a bill to amend rule 103 of rules
and articles of war so as to provide a rule
of limitation for prosecution for desertion
Laid over on motion of Edmunds to al
low further examination of its provisions
A bill to enable the Secretary of War to
purchase land to enlarge and protect tlie
United States arsenal at San Antonio and
appropriating $14,000 for that purpose,
was taken up and passed.
The Senate then went into executive
session at 1:15 p, m.
In tlie House, among the bills intro
duced and referred this morning were two
by Morse of Massachusetts, for the en
couragement of American shipbuilding
and manufacture, and for the appointment
of a commission to ascertain and report
the basis for a reciprocity treaty between
the United States and British Provinces.
Washington, D. C., December 15.-
In tlie Senate Mr. Bayard from the Com
mittee on Judiciary, reported favorably on
the Senate hill for the relief of Sonerville
and Davis of Galveston. Adjourned
In the House, Mr. Steele of North
Carolina introduced a bill to reestablish
the office of United States assistant
treasurer at Charleston, also calling for
information as to the proceeds of the sale
of land for district taxes in the State of
South Carolina. Mr. Sanford of Alabama
introduced a bill regulating the mauner of
counting the votes for President aud Vice
Bills were also introduced as follows;
By Mr. Money of Mississippi, calling for
information concerning the carrying of
lottery matter through the mails.
By Mr. Hooker of Mississippi, calling
for information as to the expenses in
curred by the government in the prosecu
tion of the timber suits in the Southern
district of Mississippi.
By Mr. Chalmers of Mississippi, to en
courage the education of the colored
By Mr. McMillan of Tennessee, to levy
and collect an income tax.
By Mr. Culberson of Texas, for the con
“traction of a railroad from San Antonio
to Lcredo, Texas.
By Mr. Bragg of Wisconsin, for the relief
of General Fitzjohn Porter.
[It annuls and revokes the court martial
findings and sentence in the case of Gen
eral Fitzjohn Porter, restoring him to the
service as a colonel in the army, and pro
vides for the payment of all arrearages as
Major General up to September 1st, I860,
anil as Colonel thereafter,]
Washington, December 15.—The
President to-day nominated Thomas M.
Blodgett Collector of Customs for the Dis
trict of St. Mary’s, Georgia.
The Btirge Cnsc.
Yesterday, the case of the State vs,
John W. Burge, charged with the murder
of John C. Towler, was taken up in the
Superior Court. The deed was committed
on the 20th of February, 1873.
The case was tried in 1875, and the de
fendant convicted of manslaughter. A
new trial was granted by the Supreme
Court. The case lias been continued sev
eral times, but came on for trial yesterday.
But little difficulty was experienced in se
lecting a jury.
The case was opened and the following
C. C. Smith sworn: I knew Mr. J. C.
Towler; he is dead; he died about five
years ago, in 1873, 20tli of February; he
died in East Macon in the store of Mr.
W. H. Jones, then the store of Jones &
Edwards. Tliis was in Bibb county; I
was present at liis death; the cause of his
death was a pistol shot at the hands of
Mr. John W. Bulge. He was in the store
of Jones A Edwards in East Macon; the
time lias boen so long, that some of the
particulars may he forgotton. I was living
a little way out of East Macon at the
time. During the evening, however, I'was
in East Macon at a place I had there for
tlie sale of fresh meat during the winter.
A. few days before the shooting,
had been talking with Mr.
Towler about sewing machines; I
saw him standing at the door of Jones -A
Edward’s store. I went up to him and
talked in reference to a machine. Tow
ler then went into tlie store. As I went
into the store Burge was coming toward
the door, to go out of the store. Towler
called to him. Witness noticed that he 1
called to him, because he called him John.
Burgess. Towler was at that time in .the
rear of the store. Burge was about twen
ty feet from the frontdoor. A small wa
ter table was. in tbe back of the store,
where whiskey was sometimes -.drank.
Burge went back to Towler, who accused
him of mistreating his (Towler’s) broth
er. ' Burge said he had riot; that’ he owed
him money, and he had resorted to the
law. This kind of conversatipn was kept
up to fifteen feet of the front door, where
Towler was killed. They had walked
about ten feet from where they were first
standing, when Towler topched Burge on
the arm and repeated what ho _ had said
about misusing his brother, and some
thing about liis wanting satisfaction, and if
Burge thought he Was a better man he
wanted lrim to prove it. Burge said he
wanted no difficulty. This was the second
time Towler had stopped Burge In - goii
toward the front of the store. Thethi]
time Towler told him he must stop.
Burge said no, he would not, and' com
menced to leave. Towler then, with the
gesture, said: “You. are an .unprincipled
scoundrel.” Burge said: “I will kill you,
sir,” drew his pistol and shot him. Tow
ler then rushed on Burge and died while
on him. Burge was just at him; he was
about two-thirds facing the door before
lie turned and fired right away; lie was
very. near. Towler was snot _ in the
breast, left side, and lived only a vjpry
few seconds; I tbink he was dead when
he fell off of Bulge when he. (B.).raised.up
while they were in tlie comer of the store,
Towler exhibited no Weapon; ho had
small pocket knife in his pocket; Mr.
Roberts found the knife in his pants
pocket—an ordinary pocket knife, shut up;
It was found a very-few moments after
the shooting; no weapon of any kind was
found on him. The store is sixty-five or
seventy-five feet long. I met Burge about
twenty feet from the door, when I went
in, coming out wiping his mouth
witli a handkerchief. The first
thing that attracted my attention was
Towler calling Burge. The sliootingtook
place near front door/ A showcase was on
the right hand of the door, whore ,1
was standing, when he fired. Their strug
gling pushed me, and I jumped outside,
Tlie gestures used in detaining Barge_ were
shown. He seemed to be endeavoring to
detain him to tell him something. Towler’s
putting his hand on Burge’s shoulder did
not amount to any force, so far as I saw.
He took his pistol out of liis overcoat pock
et, I think. I think he had liis hands in
his pockets, as if he was cold; that he
walked that way; thinks the bullet was
cut out of the back of deceased. On his
shirt was something dark like burnt pow
Cross examination—It was about the
neighborhood of twilight. The lights in
the store were lit, I think. I went in the
front door. Burge had gotten about
twenty feet from the front door. I Wont
and leaned against a rice hogshead on the
right. Binge was leaving the store.
I heard Towler say, “John Burgess, otc.”
I did not hear all that passed between
them. There might have been other
things said. Towler spoko in a. very atir
gry manner. I was sworn in this case be
fore. My memory was better Jlien AlW
now. (Counsel for tlie defense read por
tions of witness’ testimony on former
trial and it was pronounced correct.)
Towler used determined words to detain
Binge. Bulge tried to leave three times
He walked off toward tbe tront doorr In
detaining Bulge, Towler placed his haud
on his anil.
Towler caused Binge to stop each time
in going from tlie hack ol the store to the
front door. He seemed to espouse his
Judge Anderson read a portion of the
testimony taken on the former trial, as to
Burge saying to Towler “take your hands
oft’your deadly weapon; I don’t like to
talk to a man witli liis hand on his deadly
Witness: No, I was asked that on tlie
former trial, and I said I did not hear it.
I swear positively on that point, and if tlie
testimony says I did, it is stated incorrect
ly. I was not excited. After the shot was
fired, Towler jumped on Burge, and
pushed him toward the door. Fearing
another shot, I jumped ontside.
I returned into the store in a vory few
seconds. I met Mr. Burge with his hat in
his hand coming out. Towler was lying
on the floor. There was only one door
open, the front door. The two otil
ers were closed. From tlie first time my
attention was called to the two men Burge
was on the retreat except when detained
by Towler. The shooting took place ten
or fifteen feet from tho front door, for
when Towler rushed on Burge he was
thrown behind one of the shutters of the
Didn’t Burge do everything to avoid a
difficulty? Objection made and sus
From the beginning of the difficulty Mr.
Towler was telling Burge that he had mis
used his brother. B. said it was the only
way he had to get his money. Witness
then detailed tho circumstances minutely,
substantially as above. In walking to tho
front of the store, Towler was by Burge’s
side; then, a little front of liim, the posi
tions changing. Towler said he had some
thing to tell him, and lie must stop and
hear it. Burge, I think, said, “I wont
have anything to do with it.” Burge’s back
was toward Towler. Towler threw his
hands out [witness illustrating with palms
o]>en and turned up], and said: “Then,
sir, you are an unprincipled scoundrel.”
Burge then wheeled and fired.
Rebuttal—I did not repeat or say on
any witness stand that I heard Burge say
take your hands off of your deadly weapon
■ did not see it or hear any such conversa
tion; I never had an opportunity of
correcting that evidence, (in Solicitor’s
hand) which was taken on the former
trial. Towler stopped still when he said:
then, sir, you are an unprincipled
scoundrel ” and Binge then turned. They
were pretty near together, but I don’t
think liis hands would have toudied him.
No one was between him (Bulge) and the
door. The only personal direct insult
that I heard Towlcrsay to Bulge—object
ion made and sustained. To the best of
my recollection, I have stated all that I
heard between the parties.
Re-cross—I testified on committal trial
before D. H. Adams, Esq., and another
magistrate, i don’t think I stated any
thing about “take your hand off your
deadly weapon.” I remember Judge An
derson on the other trial asked me about
the conversation in regard to the deadly
weapon, and I must have answered no,
and then the question was then asked in
regard to Towler’s manner of standing,
witli his hand on his hip.
Mr. Bartlett—Well, was not that his
manner of standing. Objection made and
The State here closed.
Jackson Roberts sworn.—I was present
at the difficulty between Bulge and Tow
ler. The first thing I heard was John
Burge spoke to Towler. Towler was
standing with his back to me, with hand
in pocket or on liis hip, I can’t say which.
I did not hear Towler call Bulge. They
were in back part of store when first seen.
Burge said lie “did not want to say any:
thing about it as Towler bad attacked him
with his hand on a deadly weapon.’.
Towler was between us, aud Burge and
he tried to get around him aud Towler
hindered him. Bulge again said some
thing about the deadly weapon. Towler
said he would take it off, and if he wanted
anytliingheconldget it.- Burge said he
did riot want anything but his money.
Burge then pressed by him. Burge said
I catft-repeat all _ that
nothing more. —
Tovrler said, and don't know whether Hi ‘
pushed Burge or uflt; anyway as he
pushed him off the pistol fired. Towler
then rushed on Burge and threw
him. They fought mighty strong
seem to me on the floor. Henry Jones
wtas tbe only mail 2 saw in the store then.
The others were ..squatted down or ran
out. I said “let’s part them.” The two
men then rose up, and Towler fell seem-
idg dead, the blood coming from his
mouth and nose.
• State if at any time Bulge said any
thing calculated to provoke Towler to
Objection made; question signed and'
overruled. He /only said three words,
and they were humble.
Did he do anything to provoke Towler?
Objection made. -
To the Court—His tone of voice was as
of a man who was seared that hfe was
about to be massacred. Objection : made;
overruled. His manner was hum
ble. Towler said if he wanted
anything lie could have it. Tow
ler said he would take his hand off of
the weapon; I don’t think I took my eyes
off of them, and followed them up; was in
six feet of them when tho pistol was fired;
was near enough to hear every word:
Towler was right over him; right by his
side. Towler kind of struck, jerked or
piished him; lie took hold of him;he
either pushed or jerked him around and
tlie pistol fired in about a second and a
liajf or two seconds. Burge was nearest
the door; they were right at one another
when the pistol fired; don’t think they
were out of arm’s length; not out of it at
any time;when the pistol fired, or before,
Towler was making on to him, : all the
time from the timo he started from the
other end of the house. It was candle
light. Mr. Jones was on the otliar side oj
tlie counter, seven or eight feet away. The
room was lighted up, not very brightly. I
don’t know that I can say who was near
est to them when the pistol fired. I was
just behind them. It was not long before
I said, “Let’s part them”—about three
seconds. I could not have been more than
three to five feet off. ’ I did not see any
body nearer than I was. Among the ex
pressions used by Towler to Burge were
“grand -rascal,” “villain,” etc. He was
about as-mad, it seems to me, as a man
gets to be to run on—to another. I went
out of the house after he fell. I went back
in a few minutes; a good many were stand
ing around the body. I asked if he had
any weapons. No one said anything, and
I felt around his waist and pockets, and
found none, I was gone out, maybe five
minutes. Towler was, I thought, a long
way the best man. I hail been acquainted
with Towler. I had bought a machine
fromliim. (Witness was requested to show
tho jury Towler’s position; illustrated by
standing with right baud on hip.) Towler
held liis hand in that position until told
twice to take it off, etc. I and John Burge
were at outs. I had had no trouble with
Cross-examined—I and Btnge married
sisters. Don’t remember anything about
the men until I heard Burge speak. Tow
ler, shook hands with lrie when ho passed
nip. I was about ten - or fifteen feet from
them toward the front door. They came
by mo and I followed them. Burge was
in front. There was a kind of little
scrummage between them, and the pistol
fired. Don’t think anyone was beyond
Burge’when they were at tlie back of the
house. There were folks between them
and me. Towler was abusing Burge all
the time. He was in the church, aud
never heard him use an oath. He was
lying as I left liim except that his hands
were lying on his breast.- Ho was not
dead when I left. No one said anythini
when JI asked ~ about weapons,
searched Towler. I saw no pistol on him
after the shooting. Bulge must have put his
hand in his pocket after he passed me, as
I saw a pistol in his hand when he went
out of tlie door, I don’t know how Burge
turned to do the shooting; I know Towler
had hold of him, but can’t say whether ho
struck him or not. In the store, at the
time Burge spoke, among others, was a
negro by the name of Andrew Hill, and I
was trying to hire Mm. I don’t tMnk
they had any words about a law suit
I did not see tlie pistol but saw
Burge all the time. I was sworn on the
trial before; my memory was fresher
then. Part of witness’ testimony taken on
former trial, was read to Mm and con-
Rebuttal—I can’t say whether Towler
turned him or whether 'Burge turned;
they had hold of each other. Towler’s
manner was all the time violent. Only
one shot was fired; as soon as Binge
looked as lie got relief he left; Burge
passed by nee first. Towler was trying to
Keep Burge back all the time; when
Towler got ahead of Burge lie turned
back and went the other way.
Mr. J. A. Mitchell testified in. regard to
the debt which'led to the difficulty. He
and Burge were partners, and Towler’s
brothers owed them for supplies.
An attachment was taken out against
Mm as he w'as about to leave tlie county.
Mr. J. C. Towler paid the bill three hours
before the killing.
Andrew Hill, colored, testified that
Towler struck Burge with his left hand
just before he was shot.
Mr. G. S. Obear testified to Towler’s
general character for violence, saying it
was bad, and when Mayor he had for that
cause dismissed Mm from the police
The case was here rested until this
morning, when the evidence for the de
fense will be resumed.
Died in this city on last Sabbath even
ing, at the National Hotel, Mcs. Ella Hay
Melbourne, of Champange, Illinois.
Just entering womanhood, not yet
twenty years of ago, she passed away
with that dread disease, consumption.
She came South, thinking a change in
tlie climate would benefit her. But here
among strangers, she quietly as an infant
falling asleep, breathed her last. Every
attention and comfort that could he given,
was bestowed by her husband and the la
dies of the hotel.
The very heavy rain of Sunday has
caused the Ocmulgee to leap its banks
and invade tbe lowlands along its sides.
The river is as high almost as in the
spring. The swamp is overflowed, ond
from Bass’ lull the sheet of water spread
below the city can be plainly seen. This
a very rare sight from this point. Wal
nut Creek is also overflowed, and a por
tion of the Augusta railroad embankment
on the other side of tbe river washed by
this creek yesterday began to cave in, but
the caving was arrested. Last evening the
waters were beginning to subside, ana by
this afternoon the river will probably re
turn again to its natural channel.
What a Pity;
that the otherwise beautiful girl should
have such bad teeth. And all because
she did not use SOZODONT. It costs so
little to buy it considering the good it
does, and its benefits stretch out into her
uture life. Poor girl! decIOlw
—The most of the great fortune of the
mother of Eugenie goes to the empress*
talk Um«U Cwhnmw.
Perky, December 13.
|Conference opened by Bev^i W. A.
Simmons. . a
QhlSttbn II.—What local preacher* are
bidained deacons? ♦*>
•' Answer.—UrisephnT*- Adams, . A.--C.
Flanders, MeOls B. Watkin*. A.H. Rbdr
ding, T1,W. Johnson, Joseph Langs to"
Je»e Gttham. » ™ ; J
T Question 14 —What local eldeni -are-
- Answer.—B.-M* C. Brooks, rH-S-. Am
drew*, Bolling II. Sassuett, George M.
Question 15.—Wbo are re-admitted?
iwer._—Is A: •_ ‘ “
S. S. .Sweet, supemuriierary.
Jones' Chapel, : mls4iori?-*B. H.
pfipcH . .'V-fj . ! V
Macon .Cir«a.1t,-r-J.B,Cul pepper.
Gordon, mission—R. D. Honiker.
Infiriton.—Paul F. Connally.
jrt. He made special mention of the
woHc of R. M. Logwood, late seeretsly,
and' regretted that no provision had been
made for Ms ’ continuance in tbe work.
There was a general regret that- Brother
Lockwood could not be continued in the
work. • .
Rev. Dr. A. W. Wilson and Rev.-Dr* J.
B. McFerrin addressed th6 Conference at
length, the former representing the mis
sionary cause, and the latter the Book
Concern at Nashville.
Dr. J. O: A. Clark, from the Committee
on Books and Periodicals, made a report
which was adopted. This report urges.
upon all the preachers the duty of sustain
ing the Wesleyan Christian ' Advocate,
and the publishing house at Nashville.
Dr. C. W. Smith addressed the Confer
ence in the interest of the Wesleyan Fe
male College. J. W. B.
Ferry, December 15, 1879.
Conference met. Religious services by
Rev. G. S. Johnston.
Rev. Mr. Elmore, of Lutheran chnrch,
Isaac Hardeman made a report of the
Board of Trustees of the Orphans Hpme,
showing that it was in good condition, and
that the present efficient agent, Rev. Lew
is B. Payne, had done a good year’s work.
The report was adopted, and the old
Rev. Dr. Tharpe, of the Baptist church,
R. J. Corley made a report of the Com
mittee on Temperance. Adopted.
L. S. McSwain read a report of the
Board of Education. Adopted.
J. W. Burke, Treasurer of the Board of
Education, made his annual report.
R. W. Lovett made a report of the
Board of Finance. Adopted.
Sunday",December Ji, 1879,
Love feast at 9 a. m., led by Rev. Dr.
Preaching at the Methodist Church at
11 a. m. by Rev. Dr. A. W. Wilson, and
at the Baptist Chnrch at 11 a. m. by Rev.
Dr. M. Calloway. The following deacons
James R. McClosky, P. B. Sims, Albert
A. Ellenwood, J. W. Folsom, Edwin H.
Hannan, Paul F. Connally, Joseph T.
Adams, Joseph Langston, Daniel
Mathews, T. W. Johnson.'
At 3 p. m. Dr. J. W. Hinton preached
and the following elders ordained
W. F. Loyd, Dr. Q. Abbott, Samuel W,
Stubbs, R. M. Booth, Thaddeus J. Neese,
B. C. M. Brooks, Bolling H. Sasnett, W.
At night/memorial service was held in
respect to deceased preachers. Memoirs
were read of Revs. R. W. Dixon, Annin-
ius Wright and Dr. Lovick Pierce. Ap
propriate remarks were made by Brothers
Christian, Key, Anthony, Clarke, Breed
love, McGehee, Wynn and Bishop Dog-
Perry, Ga., Dec. 15.1879.
Conference met, Bishop Doggett in tlie
chair. Religious'exercises by Rev. R. B.
Lester. . .
Rev. E. H. McGehee made a report of
the committee of the Bible Society/ Rev,
Mr. Lyon, agent of the American Bible
Society, made statements, and, urged all
to help in the good cause. Rev. J. O. A.
Clark made a report on church extensions
Rev. Bolling H. Sasnett was re-admitted
as a member of tMs Conference.
Report of committee on memoirs, re
ported through Rev. J. B. McGehee.
Adopted. He also reported in favor of
thy erection of a monument to the mem
ory of late Rev. Dr. Lovick Pierce, in con
junction with the North Georgia Confer-
ence. ^ |
He also reported-: that tho ladies of-this
church had organized a South Georgia
Conference Ladies Missionary Society.
Mrs. John B. Cobb, was elected president;
Vice-Presidents,Mrs. Reppard, Mra. Hard
wick, Mrs. Dasher, Mrs. Brannan, Mrs.
Mason, Columbus, Secretary; Miss K. V.
Cater, of Porry, Georgia, Corresponding
On motion of Rev. R. M. Lockwood,
Resolved, That the first Friday in May
be observed as a day of fasting and prayer.
Also, that tlie first day of May must be
observed as a cMldren's day. Adopted
M. E. Rylander, an old and faithful
member of our church, and a by delegate
to. this Conference, lies in a critical condi
tion from a stroke of paralysis. Resolu
tions of condolence were offered and adopt
ed and brother Anthony prayed for Ms re
Rev. R. M. Lockwood, Statistical Secre
tary, made a report, which-was adopted.
The Legal Conference was now opened,
Rev. Dr. Key In the chair.
After transacting important business,
and the adoption of reports, the Legal
Resolutions of thanks were offered to
tlie citizens of Perry and vicinity; also to
the railroads, churches and newspapers,
Taken by rising vote.
The Bishop announced joint Board of
Savannah District—J. D. Mauldin, R.
Macon District—S. S. Sweet, George M.
Columbus District—B. T. Breedlove, J.
Americus District—George G. Griffiths,
Brunswick District—N. D. Morehouse,
'. B. Hawkins.
Eastman District—C. A. Mowe, J. W.
Visiting Committees, Wesleyan Fe
male College, J. O. Branch, H. P. Myers,
J. H. Parks, William Park, Andrew Fe
male College, W. Lewis, J. B. Wardlaw,
W. C. Lovett, Emory College 4 R. -J.
Corley, A. M. Williams, J. W. Simmons.
Minutes read and approved.
Closing prayer by the venerable Rev.
James Dnnwody, the oldest member of
the body.' The appointments follow.
Savannah District. -A. T. Mann,
Savannah, Trinity—R, J. Corley.
Wesley Monumental Church—J. O.
New Houston—John R. Carter.
Springfield.—P. W. Crumples.
Sylrania.—It. B. Bryan.
Scarboro.—L. A. Snow.
Bethel.—G. W. Mathews.
Waynesboro.—F. A. Branch.
Bethany % —E. J. Rent*.
Louisville.—To be supplied..
Sanderaville and TenaUle.-r-GeorgoJC'
Clarke. • S, i«._ .- •
Washington Circuit supplied by W. L.
tjgte ,: ’ rT ■ I.;./ I.:»:.-•/•! \:r
Davisboro.—W. J. Flanders. ;. ;: t i
GibsouCinmit.—W- J. Stallings.
Wesley Mission Circuit. -r^J. Q. A.
Clark, Agent. -
IMacon Distkict.—Geoigo G.-N. Mac-
1 IMaiion,-Mulberry street;—-J: S. Key.-
First street.—P.'S. Twitity,-€.i. Toole,
gent Italian, who has boen familiar with
the culture from Ms infancy, says that,
eventually, the California olive will sur
pass the best produced in France or Spain.
It is now larger and of better flavor, and
yields an oil equal to tho Imported article.
—The Rev. Dr. Barton of Charlotte,
North Carolina, recently said, in Ms pul
pit : ‘On Tuesday cveniag next, in this
church, I will marrify Brother Benton and
SU &^t M^^iission.—J. W. Simmons, f Sisler Rogers" He was afterward asked
„ j Vrhy he had used a word hot in the die-
Sas- tionary, and he replied, in a letter to the
local newspaper, that such a word was
needed, and therefore correct; that the
couple married each other, but the minis
ter marrified them. ‘ ' .
HawkinsviUe and' Cochran.—A. M.
'Williams. - - .
Haynfisville.—-It. F. Evans,
Fort Valley and Perry—N. B. Ousley.
Knoxville and Byron.—J. W. Domingos,
C. E. Roland.
Marshallvillo and Montezuma.—J. M.
Wesleyan Female College.—W. C,
Bass,-President, C. W. Smith, Professor
Superintendent and Agent Orphan’s
Home—L. A.Payne—. - , -. , .. *
Assistant-EdiWy Wesleyan Christian
Columbus District.—S. M. Wynn,
Presiding Elder. -
Columbus, St/Luke—J. O. A. Cook,
St. Paul, J. W. Hinton; Broad Street, J.
J. Ansley; Trinity and Asbnry Mission, H.
C. Fentress; Girard, H. W. Key.
Cataula Street.—E. 31. Whitney, D,
Hamilton.—E. J. Burch. ' I,.
Talbotton—B. F. Breedlove. •_ ,
Talbot circuit.—George S, Johnston.
R. W. Macdonell.
Genera.—J. M. Potter.
Butler.—R. L. Wiggins.
Reynolds Mission.—I. F-Cary,
Buena Vista and Tazowell—S. D. Clem
ents. '"G ;onizicg
Marion-—P. B. Sims.
Cusseta.—J. R. Littlejohn.
Upatoi.—To be supplied.
Americus District.—S. Anthony,
Randolph.—J. T. Aiasworth. .
Clay.—To be supplied.
Calhoun Mission.—P. C. Harris.
Cuthbert and Georgetown.—E. H. Mo-
Lumpkia and Providence.—G. J.-Grif
Dawson and Weston.—-W. M. Hays,
Smithville.—J. T. Lowe.
TerrelL—S. B. Weaver, J. B. McPher-
son. Toas-cfi ond I
Stewart—George T. Embxy.
Eilaville.—J. B. Wardlaw, R. F. Wil
Sumter Circuit.—S. N. Tucker.
Vienna.—A. P. Wright.
Oglethorpe.—J. E. Sentell.
Thomasville District—T.T. Chris
tian, Presiding Elder.-;
Thomasville.—J. B. McGehee.
Fort Games—W. C. Lovett.
Blakely.—J. P. Wardlaw.
Albany and Mission.—H. R. Feldor.
Camilla.—B. B. Lester.
Cairo.—J. S. Jordan.
Bainbridge.—J. R. McCleskey.
Attapulgus—W. A. Simmons.
Trinity.—J. E, Rorie.
Spring Hill.—S- W. Stubbs.
Boston.—W. F. Loyd.
Morven.—C. C. Hines.
Lowndeaand Echols.—L. A. Dorsay.
Quitman and Valdosta.—W. W. Stew
Brunswick Distict.—J. W. Marshall,
Brunswick and Mission.—H. P. Myers.
Camden Mission.—A. A. Ellenwood.
St. Mary’s.—George C. Thompson.
Charlton—To be supplied.
Darifen E. H. Hannan.
Jone3viIIe—To be supplied.
Hinesville—T. S. Annsted.
Jesup.—Supplied by A. Clarke.
Bethel.—C. T. Bickley.
Blacbsbearand Waycross.—N.D. More
house. ‘ A ■>.
Homerville.—Lyman H. Green.
Nashville—W. W. Tidwell.
Brookfield.—S. G. Childs.
Moultrie—Supplied by J. W. Watts.
Joint Coffee Mission—Supplied by Jo
3Iontgomery Circuit.—J. W. Folsom.
Waresboro Mission—D. Blalock.
Satilla Circuit—D. G. Pope.
Eastman District—J. D. Anthony,
Eastman—B. M. Lockwood.
Lumber City.—J.L. Williams.
Spring Hill—T. I. Nease.
Graham.—R. 31. Bootlie.
Jacksonville—W. F. Bearden.
Wilcox.—Supplied by J. W. Skipper.
Mt. Vernon—W. D. McGregor.
Oliopee—J. J. Giles.
Reidvine—W. T. 3rc3Iichael.
Swainsboro.—W. F. Roberts.
Wriglitsville.—C. D. Adams.
Oconee.—Supplied by F. W. Flanders.
Dublin Circuit.—H. A. Hodges.
Summerville.—C. A. 3Ioore.
—Tbe imbibers of champagne, says the
Now York Sun, will regret to hear the
opinion of tlie great purchasers, Messrs.
Roper, that “thisyear’s vintage must prove,
both as regards quantity and .quality, the
worst on record.” In some districts ot
the Champagne grapes will not realize the
cost of gathering, and therefore are allow
ed to remain on the shoots; in others only
red wine . for. The workingmen can be
made. The sMpper^jiave refrained frtka
making any purchases, so that the growers
are left to do the best they can. Still, the
sparkling wine will be as.plentiful as ever
over here, and confiding souls will wax
merry over chemical compounds that were
never within fifty miles of the French
Custom House officer.
A Wealthy Western New Yorker.
—Mrs. H. Sibley, of Rochester,; has erec
ted a Protestant Episcopal Church in
^North Adams, Mas*, at an expense of
$25,000. This lady is.the wife of the
gentleman whoendowed the Sibley College
of Arts,—a gift valued at j$80,000. Mr.
Sibley is one . of the • wealthiest men in
Western New York. His possessions are
not made the subject of public comment
a3 frequently as those of other millionaires,
and, therefore, it Is not .generally known
how vast they arc. The • bulk of the for
tune was realized from the profits derived
in constructing telegrapMc lines, which he
was largely interested with Ezra Cornell.
3Ir. Sibley is the owner of an immense
quantity of real estate. During thesum-
mer he told that he had one corn field in
Illinois wMch contained 4,000 acres; he
also said that if he were to visit one of
his farms every week it would require
just a year to make the round.
—George Augustus Sala tells the Balti
more American that he left England to
get away from the exasperating political
broil with whieh his countrymen are now
afflicted. Hesays that as much bitterness
of feeling now exists between the advocates
and opponents of the Bcaconsfield policy
as existed in this country in reference to
the outbreak of the great civil war.
“Worse than all,” adds 3Ir. Sala, “here
comes the Irish trouble to cap the climax.”
A Windfall for the Lawyers
The Atlanta and Gulf Railroad was re
cently sold in Savannah, for $300,000 cash,
after having been through the court.. Up
to this time the Court has ordered paid
out of the earnings of the road since the
receivers were appointed: To Judge
CMsolm, $5,000; to General Lawton, $5,-
000; to Captain Falligaut, $2,500, aud to
each of the receivers a yearly salary of
In addition to these sums the following
fees were allowed on Wednesday: To
Judge Chisolm, $90,600; to General Law-
ton, $12,000; to Captain Falllgant, $10,-
000; to the receivers, $4,000 each, $8,000;
to Samuel A. Strang, as trustee of the
second mortgage bondholders, $1,250; to
Eugene Kelly, as trustee of the -second
mortgage bondholders, $1,250; to Morris:
K. Jessup, surviving trustee of fho first
mortgage bondholders, $2,500. Thus,
making a total of $95,600 now to be paid
to three lawyers, the two receivers and
three trustees. The laborers and em
ployees of the road, who have claims
amounting to about $120,000, are at
present whistling for them money.
^.Bullock.—Supplied by J. B. Bums.
' Cobbtown Mission—B. S. Key.
Bryan Circuit—W. M. C. Conley.
—Fifty thousand acres of land In Parker
and Palo Pinto counties, Texas, have just
been purchased by- a French capitalist for
—Three hundred mounted men rode
through Elliott County, Kentucky, whip
ping all the reputed tliieve3 and hanging
two confessed highwaymen.
—Figaro calculates the cost in gas en
tailed by a recent fog in Paris at $145,937,
in shops and offices alone. What must
fogs cost, then, in London?
—After following the duke of Bruns
wick’s will by expending $1,400,000 to his
memory and as much more on a magnifi
cent opera house as he directed, the city
cf Geneva is officially informed t.iatthe
will is null and void. ; ■ . .. •
—Gambetta Is reported to.be of the
opinion that it is bad wine which makes
so many French communards; so he ad
vocates a removal of the wine tax, in be
half of the workingmen. The Republi
can leader is, no doubt, to a great extent,
right in his surmise.
■Near a blast furnace at Carondelet,’
Missouri, is a reservoir into which the ex
haust steam and waste water from the
boiler are sent from underground pipes.
A tramp fell into this terribly hot place,
and-was boiled to death so-quickly that
he did not stir or utter a cry.
—The Boston Herald publishes inter
views with Senator Butler and Governor
Simpson, of South Carolina, in -which
both of them say they" would rather see
^General Grant elected President next year
than any other Republican. This is hard
to believe, but the Washington Star says
it is so.
-Among the many productions of Cali
fornia’s fertile soil, the olive promises to
be one of the most valuable. An intclli-
The Fate of the Chinaman.
. The Nashville American quotes a Cali
fornian recently returned to that city as
authority for the opinion that tho anti-
Chinese feeling in that State will erentu-
ate in a general massacre of all the Mon
golians in that State. Tho facts declared *
are that these Chinese are displacing all
American mechanics, laborers aiid ser
vants—they attend to their own business
entirely, and sever spend any money, but
save it all. These things make them “in
tolerable and not to be endured.” “They
must go; aud will probably take their
upward flight on the wings of a bowie-
knife before long.'’ Moreover they are a
saffron-colored race, and the wards of no
body. A yellow nation bas no rights en
titled to respect
A Poor Turkey.
The Constantinople correspondence of
the London Times tells a doleful story of
the Turkish finances. The government is
utterly bankrupt. The troops hare not
been paid for five months, and now, at
last, it is impossible to supply rations.
The treasury is beset day after day by tho
unfortunate and starving wives and chil
dren of claimants, aud an entrance into
the building by tho official* is a work of
strategy. A similar condition exists in
all the provinces, and yet the scanty reve
nues collected in them are peremptorily
ordered to be sent to Constantinople, and
the troops in the vicinity left without re
ran The Grand Turk is apparently
on his.last legs.
The Cotton Crop.
The Agricultural Department cotton
crop figures for 1st December, indicate no
great cliauge from the November esti
mate. The falling off is heavy in the Car-
olinas and Georgia—lighter in Florida,
Alabama and Tennessee. The gain is
great in Mississippi. The loss is noidl-
nally considerable in Texas, but by rea
son of the increase in cotton are* in that
State, it will show a real gain in hales.
Arkansas shows a heavy a*in, and so will
Tennessee, ft i» * log*#* statement, but
we should say it indicated a small felling
off from last year.