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, , jr lines. Besides this “office ..,0"’ there are a number of special and tutor correspondents scattered ail about ’he country, and in Europe, who write, or ' i p ff|-;iph f to the paper, as the case may r Fifty men is a low estimate, of the l umber regularly engaged in doing the .„in-work for any of the large daily papers; and, counting in all, in any way Contributing, the estimate will about rloTl bie. Cuming to the mechanical ae nirtincnt, the printers number by scores 1 ,J . sc ores; from ten to fifteen men are 'nuJwd specially, to correct any errors [pM-pe, which is called “proof reading, fj then, above al! these, is a “night ‘‘p tor » w ho receives the dispatches that cp pouring in from London,Paris,Berlin Washington, New < Means, San Francisco, Madrid” and, in fact, all over this Con tVentand Europe, until lato lit night. Between three and four o’clock in the morning, the paper is ready to print, and then, lor hours and hours, a huge steam press, as long, and wide, and high, as an ordinary house, thunders away, deep under ground, shaking the newspaper from its giant arms, at the rate of ten, i verv revolution of the huge central wheol. Five tiers of boys, on platforms, piled one above the other, feed the monster, and, with roar, and clank, and c ] an ,f f the fruit of so much toil and talent j t ?ady to go forth to twenty thousand breakfast tables, and an hundred cities, pium one year’s end to the other there is n0 intermission in this gigantic, organism, not even for a single hour. There is al ways work to do, and always some vigi lant writer upon guard. Tyrone Powers. NEW ORLEANS (LA,) CORRESPONDENCE OF THE BANNER OF THE SOUTH. J very good Genei'ol Bide, but not with out exception* — Fact Ist : Extract from the St. Louis, Mo., National Democrat —Fact ‘ld. : Extract from a letter from St. Louis — The Murder er McNeil, Sheriff of St. Louis for two years — Can the South have any hopes of good Government ? — The Lute State Elections A Polit ical Problem —Figures Necessary to Cypher it out. New Orleans, Oct. 12, 1868. Banner of the South : Very many good, honest, simple souls in the South, judging all others by thein be’ves, (a very good general rule, but not without exceptions,) persist in thinking that the mass of Northern and Western people are equally high-toned as them selves. In most instances, no doubt, the “wish is father to the thought,” and these good folks proceed on the theory, that “where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise-” It may be, perhaps, they will not thank me for trying to undeceive them ; hut they can hardly blame me for simply bating plain facts, without any comments, which will continue to be plain facts, and very solid, hard facts, whether stated or not. Fact Ist, is the following extract from an article in the _St. Louis National Democrat, of a few days ago : “A great howl went up over sacked -Tii.l desolated Lawrence, but not a pious Puritan marred the platitude of his Meek, meek face, by frowning at the enormities in Jackson, Cass, (and other) t 'unties in Missouri. White, plethoric (, vos, turned horrified, heavenward, when Anderson’s death charge rolled over that 1- -ne prairie, by Centralia town, terrible a; the yawn of an earthquake; but, those ouno eyes glittered gladly with a sancti -1; nious twinkle, when Palmyra’s butchery r^ 0Qe > an d McNeill had smeared his hands in innocent and accusing blood. , ■ ’James Porter captured Palmyra in Fall of 1862, and, during his odcu : Ar)'i of the town, one Allsman, an ex • lier ot the 3d Missouri Cavalry, and a ■TV, guide, and traitor, was spirited » orie knew how or where. 1 . re-entered Palmyra upon its vwacuation by Col. Porter, confined ten y aD( J g°°d men, and issued a notice ! x °! ter » 6-rted October Bth, informing lHlloss Allsman was returned '•win ten days from the date thereof prisoners m his possession should be iVd'UM R ’ ? tracban was the •' ardja ’ and was just as cruel •* 1 as bloodthirsty as his master. :;: , UUi wa s not returned ; indeed, Porter ' ,avv the notice until after the men }„,*>. v a . nd > eve n had it been placed AlClaW h ? Co l lld not P ossi % return /‘if’ lOF 1C knew nothin g whatever } k Jl ,u an ™ quired t 0 bc Produced. r V r P etl tions, steeled against every V, \Vii ea S cr and swift to act, - All ordered the execution at the end f , U time. Ten brave and U,, nien u ' ere i led out for the death shots. U* met death without a shudder. * * tioiT* 1 P artan > one of the above men u\;V ‘ had volunteered to take the a„VA d t“ an wbo * family was ‘ l helpless; and was accepted! Untouched by the heroism of the boy, and indifferent to one of the finest exhibitions of chivalry on record, McNeill and stra-, chan ordered his Execution , ibith the rcst.(!) thus covering their names with everlasting infamy. * * * * JSTor was this all! Within a few weeks after the execution of Porter’s soldiers, that “great and good man,” the “never-to-be sufficiently-larocntcd Lincoln,” promoted Colonel John McNeill to a Brigadier General, thus paying a premium upon murder, and bidding a terrible price for the execution of nameless crimes. The shooting of Porter’s men can never be justified, even as a military ne cessity. “ Ten men for One ! Ten lives for one supposed to be taken—for no evidence ever appeared of Allsman’s death—was a requisition unheard of in military annals, and never made by an army, or a cause, which professed to be fighting in a civil ized struggle, and to be conducted for a great, immortal purpose. * * * There, with hie eyes unbandaged, and his lair hair blowing back in the haze of October airs, was the young hero, who had volunteered for death, and now stood up to embrace it, as an eager lover stretches out his arms to the idol of his affections—a faint flush on his young face, and a tender, holy light in his young eyes. Beady ! The quick dressing of Regu lars, and the ominous, clear springing of strong locks. Aim! Between the earth and the sky, a clump of muskets crept out straight and tremulous, gaping into the faces of the Confederates, not ten rods away. Fire ! Only ten “ rebels,” stark un der the sunlight, pouring out a great stream, red to eternity. And, sweet in his innocent boyhood, a half smile on his young face, and a sun gleam on his silken hair, with cold, white hands, and pale, inarticulate lips, rested in sleep the Volunteer for Immortality.” Fact 2d, Is the following extract from a, letter just received from a citizen of St. Louis: “We have heard positively that the ‘ missing’ Allsman returned home. Also, that his wife had implored Gen. McNeill, ou her knees, not to retaliate on inno cent men the (supposed) murder of her husband, because she felt convinced, knowing his character and habits, that he was not dead, but away, with his own free will. “ This incident should be placed before the public in so strong a light as to con found the murderers, and cover them with the shame they deserve. “ Gen. McNeill has eeen Sheriff of St. Lowis for the Last two years!” As before intimated, I make no com merits, but will allow our good, easy going, credulous Southerners to judge from the bare facts, whether there is much hopes of a good Government exist ing among a people who permit their great metropolis to remain for two years under the rule of such a creature. From the late State elections, it would seem the people of the North and West are still bound to the ear of the conqueror —still hug the chains of Radicalism. Well, I “suppose it’s all right.” If they arc willing to stand another four years of National Destruction, ’tis rather their affair than ours— We have precious little more to lose. Perhaps, after all, this political trouble will have to be settled by cyphering. If it took thirty odd years to arouse the South to resist the gentle encroachments of Yan koedom, how long can the Puritan mob endure the oppressions of their own Puri tanic Masters at Washington ? Who can work it out ? Southern Radical. ADVERTISEMENTS. X>H. 11. T. CAMPFIELD, • DENTIST. Rooms, 223 BROAD STREET, opposite Central Hotel. over Branch & Sons. oct 2s—6m FOR SALE. 1500 Gallons of WINE, made from the Catawba, Isabella, and Pauline grapes, in good strong barrels, 40 gallons each. Address, JOSEPH A. HILL. Borzelia, Ga. oct 24—1 m* PHOTOGRAPHIC NOTICE. PERKINS & PELOT. [At the old Tucker & Perkin’s Gallery.] Arc prepared to furnish every style of Picture known to the art, in superior style. Pictures of all sorts copied into Portraits of every description. _ oct 24—6 m SPECIAL NOTICE. STEEL AMALGAM BELLS. Every School and Plantation should have one. Will sell those now on hand cheap. Those desirin''- to purchase will do well to call soon. Brice, complete, from $7 to $lO. . . „ P. MALONE, May 19th, Foxmdry aud MachineWorks.^ ©g fgi ainiiim. [OFFICIAL ] PROCLAMATION. BY THE GOVERNOR. Whereas, notwithstanding the Executive Proclama tion of September 14th, 1868, many lawless acts have occurred ih violation thereof, whereby the lives and property of citizens have been destroyed, the right of free speech impaired, the performance of the duties of the offices to which citizens have been elected, denied; the lives of citizens so threatened as to cause them to abandon their homes and property; And, Wheueas, “The protection of persons and property is the paramount duty of Government, and shall be impartial and complete;” And, W hkreas, The Sheriff of each County is, by law, charged with the preservation of life, property, and peace, in each county: Now, therefore, I, Rufus B. Bullock, Governor, and Commauder-in.Chief of the Army aud Navy of the State of Georgia, and of the Militia thereof, do hereby issue this, my Proclamation, charging and command ing the said Sheriffs, and each and every other cigil officer in every County in thfs State, to see to it tlis. the lives and property of all citizens, and the peace o\ the community, are preserved; and that all persons are protected in the free exercise of their civil and political rights and privileges. And, further, to make known that, for failure in the performance of duty, the said Sheriffs and other civil officers will be held to a strict accountability, under the law. And, to charge upon every person, resident in this State, that they render prompt and willing obedience to the said Sheriffs, and other civil officer, under ail circumstances whatsoever i aud that they demand from said officers protection, when threatened or disturbed, in their person or property, or with denial of political or civil rights; and, that failing to receive such protection, they report the facts to this Department. The following extract from General Orders No. 27, dated October 8, 1868, from Headquarters, Department of the South, is published for the information of Civil Officers and tho general public, by which it will be seen that said Civil Officers will, in the performance of tlieir duties, be sustained by the military power of the United States. Given under my hand, and the Great Seal of the State, at the Capitol, in the City of Atlanta, this 9th day of October, in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred aud sixty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States the ninety-third. Rufus B. Bullock, By tkfc Governor ; David G. Cottixg, Secretary of State. “Headq’bs, Department ©f the South, 1 Atlanta, Georgia, Oct. 8, 1868. ’} .General Orders JVo. 27. • ’Vt hkreas, By an Act of Congress of the United States, approved March 2d, 1865, it is made the duty of the military authority to preserve the peace at tho polls at any election that may be held in any of the States; aud, whereas, this duty has become the more imperative, from the existing political excitement in tho public mind, from the recent organization of civil government, and from the fact that Congress has, by statute, prohibited the organization of military forces in the several States of this Department, it is, there fore, ordered, “That the several District Commanders will, as soon as practicable, on the receipt of this order, distribute the troops under their commands, as follows: ***** In the District of Georgia ; One company 16th Infantry, to Albany One company 16th Infantry, to Columbus One company 16tli Infantry, to Macon One company 16th Infantry, to Augusta One company 16th In tan try to Washington, (Wilkes County.) One company lfith Infantry, to Amerlcus. One company lt>th Infantry, to ThomasviUe One company (C), sth Cavalry, to Athens. The company at Savannah to be reinforled, should occasion require, by such number of the men at Fort Pulaski as can be spared from the post. “Detachments, when necessary, may be made to points in the vicinity of each post; but, in no case, nor on any pretext whatever, will detachments be sent without a commissioned oilieer, who will be fully instructed by his Post Commander. “The troops will be considered as in the field, and supplied with the necessary camp equipage; the men to be furnished with common tents, if practicable, and if not practicable, with shelter tents. Commanding officers are permitted to hire quarters, temporarily, wuon it can be done for reasonable rates; but this will not preclude the necessity of carrying tents, as the commands, in all cases, must be in readiness to move at the shortest notice, with all supplies required for their efficiency. “District Commanders will instruct Post Com manders in their duties, and the relative position of the civil and military powers. They will impress on Post Commanders that they are to act in aid and co operation, and in subordination to the civil authorities; that they are to exercise discretion and judgment, un biased by political or other prejudices; that their object should be exclusively to preserve the peace and uphold law and order; and they must ho satisfied such is the object of the civil officer calling on them for aid; that they must, in all cases where time will permit, apply for instructions to superior authority; but they must, at all hazards, preserve the peace, and not be restrained by technical points, when, in their consci entious judgment, under the rules above set forth, It is their duty to act. Post Commanders, on being no tified of the proposed hokling of political meetings, maj send an officer, and, if necessary, a detachment, to watch the proceedings, and see that the peace is preserved, “To the people of the several States composing the Department, the Major-General Commanding appeals that they will co-operate with him and the civil authorities in sustaining law and order, in preserving the peace, and In avoiding those scenes of riot and bloodshed, and die wanton destruction of property and life, which has already, in some instances, been enacted in the Department. He urges abstinence from all inflammatory and incendiary appeals to the passions; discountenancing the koeping open of liquor shops on days of political meetings and of election; the abstaining frum carrying arms, and asserting the indi vidual right of construing laws by force of arms. No just cause is ever advanced by resort to violence. Let there be charity and forbearance among political op ponents, whatever may be the result; let each good citizen determine that all who, under the law, have the right to the ballot shall exercise it, undisturbed. If there are disputed points of law, let them be referred to the Courts, and let not mobs, or political clubs, or other irresponsible bodies, construe and undertake to execute the law. This appeal is made in the earnest hope that the Major General Commanding can rely on the good sense and correct judgment of the mass of the peopie, and that he will not be compelled to resort to tiie exorcise of the power with which he is intrusted, and which he will most reluctantly employ. But he thinks it his duty to make known, that, so far as the power under his command will admit, he will not permit the peace to be broken, and that he will not be restrained, in the conscientious discharge of his duty, by technicalities of laws made when the present anomalous condition of affairs were neither anticipated or provided for.” By order of Major General Meade : R. C. Drum, A. A. G. #tT All Newspapers within the State of Georgia, will please insert daily and weekly until 3d of November, proximo, and Bend bill to Executive Department, Atlanta. octl7 Witt. 11. TIITT A LAND. Wholesale Druggists, 264 BROAD STREET, AUGUSTA. GA. Have in Store a very large and select stock of DRUGS, MEDICINES, GLASS WARE, PAINTS, OILS, FANCY GOODS. and Drugists’ Sundries, adapted to the wants of Mer chants, Physician, and Planters, and which they offer at a very small advance on Manufacturer’s and Im porter’s prices. WM. H. TUTT & LAND are also the Proprietors of TUTT’S SYRUP SARSAPARILLA AND QUEEN’S DELIGHT, the great BLOOD PURIFIER; a speedy and certain cure for Rheumatism, Liver Complaint, Effects of Mercury, Syphilis, Diseases of the Skin, Swelling of the Joints, etc. It imparts a beautiful roseate hue to the complexion, rendering the Skin Soft and Fair. Price, SI.OO pef bottle, or six for $5.00 ALSO, TUTT’S EXPECTORANT, An infallible remedy for Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Spitting of Blood, Croop, Shortness of Breath, Whooping Cough, and a great re lief to Consumptives. ONE TRIAL will satisfy any one of its efficacy. ALSO, TUTTS VEGETABLE LIVER PILLS. These Pills are offered to the public with tho great est confidence. Though they have never been adver tised, Gross upon Gross of them have been sold in the past Six Months. They are Warranted to contain NO MERCUKX, but act directly on the Liver, which pro perty is. owing to the Fodophyllin, or May Apple, which they contain. Their operation is gentle, pro ducing no griping. If you wish to “BREAK YOUR CHILLS,” use these pills, before taking Quinine, and a cure will be sure and permanent. They are espe cially recommended to DYSPEPTICS. oct 24—6 m. NEW BOOT AND SHOE STORE. NOW OPENING! IN THE STORE FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY MRS. A. HENEY AS A MILLINERY STORE. X. IP. CXIXI-AuP.IDE'Sr Respectfully announces to his friends and the public that he has on hand, and will continue to re ceive, all goods pertaining to a first class BOOT AND SHOE STORE. Comprising in part the following : Gents' and Boys’ BOOTS and SHOES, all styles; Ladies’, Misses’ and Children’s BOOTS and SHOES, all styles; TRUNKS, VALISES, and SATCHELS, of all styles; All of which he offers for sale at VERY LOW PRICES for CASH. He also takes pleasure in announcing that he has secured the services of Mr. JAMES HENEY, who will conduct the business for him, and who will be pleased to see his friends and the public generally, who desire to procure anything in his line of business. octl7-3m TiTO LITTLE SLZANZK. A MAGAZINE FOR SOUTHERN BOYS AND GIRLS, Edited by Olive O. Leu, Fredericksburg, Ya. Acknowledged to be one of the best Juvenile Periodi cals extant. It comprises a rich variety of material from American and European writers, celebrated in the various departments of LITERATURE, SGIENCE, and RELIGION, With no sectarian bins, this Magazine commends itself to every friend of children, its aim being to de velope and foster a taste for the “True, the Beautiful, and the Good,” to cultivate the affections, nourish the graces of domestic life, and to inspire reverence for the Author of every good and perfect gift. It especially commends itself to the philanthropic, working “for God and Good,” and earnestly does ii appeal for aid in sustaining an earnest effort. kbjU To Ladies in charge of Fairs for Memorial As sociations, Church purposes, or any Charity, Miss Lee offers twenty per cent, of subscriptions to the Little Gleaner, received through their agency. Terms : Onk Doll Ait, in advance. J&v* In every case of clubbing, where a commission has not been retained, a gift of equal value can be claimed. Among the exquisite engravings offered as prizes may be mentioned “One of the Chosen,” “The First Lesson,” and “The Child’s Prayer,” for description of which see July and August numbers. All communications should be directed to the “Editress of the Little Gleaner,” Fredericksburg, Ya. oct!7—2 ESTABLISHED IN 1850- ~T HS. Subscriber would respectfully inform (Vy 3 F*® citizens of Augusta and surrounding coun {g&yflfctry, that he keeps a special Establishment for the Repair of Fine M aieiies & Jewelry. Ti° ri entrusted to his care will be executed YEAR* ’ DCatJy ’ aud WARRANTED FOR ONE At his Store will be found one of the largest stocks of Gold and Silver Watches, and New Styles of Etruscan Gold Jewelry, Set with Diamonds, Pearls, Rubies, Oriental Garnets, Coral, Ac. ! *■ —ALSO— SOLID SILVER WARE, CONSISTING OF FULL TEA SETTS, WAITERS, ICE AND WATER PITCHERS, CASTORS, GOBLETS, CUPS, FORKS, SPOONS, And everything in the Silver Ware line. Fine Single and Double-Barrelled GUNS ; Colt’s, Smith & Wesson’s, Cooper’s, Sharp’s, Remington’s, Derringer’s PISTOLS, and many others of the latest invention. Fine CUTLERY, SPECTACLES, WALKING CANES PERFUMERY, PORT&MONNJEIS, AND FANCY GOODS of every variety, to be found in a <fcrst-class Jewelry Establishment A. PRONTAUT, One door below Augusta Hotel, 163 Broad street, Augusta, Ga. “MO 6m WARDED THE PRIZE MEDAL AT THE PARIS EXPOSITION, 1867. Sold by AgrircuU’l Implern’t Dealers Throughout the U. S. COLLINS & CO’S CAST Cast-Steel Plows. MANtTFACTTTB3r> BY COLLINS & CO., “HABTFOP.D,” 40C Os same Material used in their Celebrated Axes These Plows are made by pouring moulten Steel into Iron moulds. They are then highly tempered, ground and polished. Any section can bereplacen at any time by a duplicate; or, if the point is worn, it mav be repaired by welding to it anew piece of Steel. Circulars, giving full information, sent to appli cants. Address COLLINS & CO., oc *3—3m ojo Water St., New York. Pure Medicines, &e. PLUMB & LSrffiNTBB,, DEALKBS IN' Pure Medicines and Chemicals, DRUGS, PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, BRUSHES, PERFUMERY, FANCY ARTICLES, GARDEN, GRASS, AND FIELD SEEDS, FISH HOOKS, LINES, &c„ tc. 213 13road Street, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. sep26—3m J. P. H. BROWN, DEStfTXST, ISO BROAD STREET, AUGUSTA, GA. sep!9 3m J. J. BROWNE. GILDEIS AND PK’TCTiE FRAME MANUFACTURES, 135 Broad Street, Augusts, Ga. Old Pictures and Looking-Glass Frames Regilt. Oil Paintings Restored, Lined and Varnished. my3o—ly NEW FALL AND WINTER GOODS august" dorr, MERCHANT TAILOR, 220 Broad Si. (Mersey's Old Stand), Bogs to announce that he has received a complete and magnificent Stock of FRENCH, ENGLISH, and GERMAN Cloths, Cassimeres, &V estings, Which he is ready to make up to order in the MOST FASHIONABLE STYLE, and it prices as now as any IN THE CITY. ALSO, READY-MADE CLOTHING, Os his own Manufacture. GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, o: all kinds, which will be sold at the lowest possible prices. GIVE ME A TRIAL. AUGUST DORR, oct!7—3m 220 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga. 7