The Jackson Herald.
ROBERT S. HOWARD. Editor.
* WIBAI HOll'tM;. ■'( Im'iiiu v ‘2.V |h^|.
•Sothcrn, the actor, is <lea<l.
Small pox is raging in New York city.
Thomas Carlyle, the English writer and critic,
The Tennessee Legislature will attend Garfield’s
The Atlanta Christian Jn<l>x has a handsome
new head, and it is so suggestive.
It is more than probable that Gen. Garfield will
oiler for a second term in the White House.
The Conyers Weekly says it is rumored that
Gordon and Bullock will again oppose each other
for the Governorship in 1882.
.Judge Woods has decided that the Act of the
Georgia Legislature creating a board of railroad
commissioners is constitutional.
Mr. R. 1. Lincoln, son of President Lincoln, in
aii probability will be oflercd the Secretaryship
of the Intcriortin Garfield’s Cabinet.
1 lie Ohio Legislature is down on monopolies.
J hey have recently passed a bill preventing the
consolidation of telegraph companies.
Augusta wants the General Government to put
up a public building within its bounds for the use
of the various governmental offices located there.
Ihe papers state that the recent heavy rains
have destroyed all chance of gathering the cotton
remaining in the fiekls. This will reduce the
year's estimated yield.
Hon. Fernando W ood, member of Congress
from the Ninth District of New York, died at Hot
Springs, Arkansas, last Sunday night week lie
was a prominct Democrat and an old member in
Augusta’s decline as a trading point is
awaking her people, and her merchants are taking
the matter in hand. It is claimed by her business
men that they can sell goods as cheap as any city
in the State.
The cotton crop of Egypt for last year is larger
by thirty per cent, than was at lirst expected.
America will soon have a respectable rival in
cotton culture besides India, if the Egyptians con
tinue to improve.
The authorities of the State of Florida have
made a contract with Northern capitalists to drain
Lake Okeechobee, in south Florida, which will
reclaim twelve million acres of the best sugar
lands in the world.
Charlie Ross has been found again. This time
lie turns up in Canada. Charlio’s father says that
there is now but one way by which ho can bo
identified, and that is by Charlie’s recollection of
incidents of his early life.
We have received the lirst number of the Rome
Jlnptist Sun, edited by the able and distinguished
Georgia divine, Rev. G. A. Nunnally. It is well
•edited, and a gem of typographical neatness. We
hope it will meet with success.
It is a mooted question as to where Vice Presi
dent elect Arthur was born. It is thought by
some that lie is not a native born American. To
lend more doubt to the matter, Arthur is not dis
posed to tell where he was born.
The Mexican Government has granted $9G,000,-
(MX) in subsidies to American railway companies
for the construction of Mexican lines, llow long
will it be before those citizens of the United States
will bo calling upon Congress to protect their
.Jell* Davis' book on the late war will soon be
out. Senator Drown and his friends arc anxious
to see it, as they expect that the Ex-President
will be severe on the Senator, as it is known that
there was no good feeling between them during
the latter part of the war.
Dill Arp has been down in Southern Georgia
lecturing, and as usual lie has been useing his
eyes and giving his observation to the public
through the columns of the Atlanta Constitution.
lie is not pleased with the agricultural situation
down there, and thinks that if there is not a great
change soon that there will be poor crops made
The growing disposition of all business enter
prises to consolidate with others of a like charac
ter and monopolize business as much as possible,
has awakened a desire in some for the General
Government to interfere in the matter. We ob
ject to this in toto, as we think the General Go
vernment has more patronage now than is good
for the country.
A delegation of prominent Southern Republi
cans have been on a visit to Mentor to ask Gen
eral Garfield to recognize Southern Republicans
after his accession to the Presidency. This recog
nition is asked, not particularly in relation to a
Cabinet position, but refers to official patronage
generally. Of the delegation, live out of nine
served in the Confederate army.
It is now proposed to divide up the Territory of
Dakota into three political divisions—a State of
Dakota, occupying the southeast portion of the
Territory, a Territory of Pembina, lying north of
the forty-sixth parallel, and a Territory of Lincoln,
occupying the region south of the parallel and
west of the Missouri river, and of a line drawn
south from the continence of the Cheyenne with
that stream to the Nebraska frontier.
Here is some good sense from the Greenville
(S. C.) News : u Really we do not understand the
utility of a Southern man in the Cabinet. As
Cabinets are now constructed it is certainly no
honor to be eagerly sought to be represented in
that select organization. Only a Republican will,
under any circumstances, be chosen, and no Re
publican is a true representative of the feelings or
interests of the real people of the South.*'
• The Columbus Times cuts deeply when its says :
"‘Some of the Georgia papers arc urging the
necessity of a State registration law. We, too,
would like to see such a law passed, but do not
expect to sec it. It would to a great extent stop
—at least check—fraudulent voting, and that is
the very thing that many who go to the Legislature
do not want stopped, for when fraudulent voting
ceases they will have to stay at home. Wc must
not ex'pect men to advocate laws that will destroy
their own chances for place.*’
1 he W ashington correspondent of the Savannah
News makes some pretty plain remarks about
. .Messrs. Speer and Felton's flirting with the ltc
j? publican party, and winds up as follows : “ They
are both heard pretty frequently on the lloor of
the House, and the general tenor of their remarks,
though not so outspoken and bold as those of
Colliding, must induce the belief that the}' want
the good will of the Republicans and desire it to
be understood that they are not Democrats. They
are certainly not considered as such by those on
the Democratic side. Evidently Representatives
Felton and Speer want to have 'an influence with
the next House, which will, be Republican, and
with the Garheld administration. They are simply
.flirting with the Republican party,” '
The unprecedented and continued bad
weather this winter has had its effects on all
things, and railroad building is by no means
an exception. It lias been impossible for a
large portion of the time during three months
past for the contractors to get any work done.
Yet there has been, under the circumstances,
a good deal of work done, and now all hands
are moving the dirt with an energy charac
teristic of the men who are managing, and
arrangements arc being made to increase the
working forces largely at an early day.
Blackstock &. Cos. have twenty to thirty
hands on the Jackson end of the line, and are
making a fine showing. The precise number
of miles already graded is not known to the
writer, but it is safe to say we suppose that
about four miles have been graded, besides
the clearing of right-of-way and putting up
winter quarters for hands, &c.
The entire line has been finally located,
O.pt. Sage having this week completed it at
| this end. Our Directors here have been out
with him on the line from here to the river,
| and they all say that the Engineer has sue
j cccdcd in locating the best and cheapest line
I that can be found. Capt. Sage expresses
| himself as being well pleased with the sur
; voy, and states that it is far better at this end
thaq he at first thought it would be. He has
succeeded admirably in avoiding the much
talked of trouble of getting through the rocky
ridge, and skims along it in such a manner
as that it seems nature intended it for a rail
road without much work or expense. lie has
! displayed fine engineering skill and a degree
■ of common sense and economy tiiat stamps
him as a man both skillful and practical, and
bent upon accomplishing the best results at
smallest costs to the company.
The survey terminates in town, on the up
per side of Mr. Niblack's lot, near Hill
street, which is about the only accessible
point for the depot consistent with the obli
gations of the company and the future interest
of all concerned.
Many of the stockholders have been meet
ing the assessments on their stock promptly,
and others are preparing to do so, while a few
halt and stumble a little, but it is believed
now that most, if not all, will come promptly
to time, and thus hurry forward the work to
completion by Fall. Col. Candler, the Pres
ident, is beginning to shuttle things up at a
lively rate, and will no doubt put the job
through as rapidly as it can bo done, if all
our people will only come up and do their
full duty without compulsion. The outlook
is promising, and nothing will delay the con
struction and running of the road next win
ter but a failure on the part of stockholders
here to meet their obligations promptly and
cheerfully. Will they do it ? The best inter
est of all demands prompt action. Improve,
therefore, the golden opportunity, citizens of
Jackson, to better your own fortunes while
you add to the material wealth of this mag
GLOKGI V Ai;WK.
Arrangements have been effected by which
the Roswell railroad, which was graded sev
eral years ago, is to be completed. The com
pany expect to have the road through by the
Ist of April.
A gentleman from the country recently in
formed the Americus Republican that he was
digging a hole in which to place a post when
lie unearthed a snake that was frozen hard.
He struck it with tho flat ol the spade, and
it sounded like rock, lie said that he had
often heard that snakes would thaw if frozen,
and lie put this one in a warm place near the
fire. In about half an hour the reptile show
ed symptoms of life, and began to look
around and move about. lie then killed the
snake to make sure that history should not
repeat itself, and to prevent it from biting
the one who had warmed it back to life.
The Macon TdegrapN of Sunday give3 the
following account of the" sudden death of a
witness as lie was giving testimony before
the Superior Court of that city on Saturday :
“ Yesterday morning in the Superior Court,
the case of Victoria Hays vs. Emanuel Hays,
libel for divorce, was called, with Col. C. J.
Harris representing the defendant and Col.
John L. Hardeman the libellant. The evi
dence for the libellant, Victoria Hays, had
bcen’given when the defense put upon the
stand a hale, well dressed negro by the name
of Robert Tucker to break down her testimo
ny, she having stated as a ground of divorce
that her husband did not furnish her with
means of support. The witness stood at
Judge Stewart’s left hand, on a little plat
form, reached by three or four steps. lie did
not appear to be excited, and nothing in his
action or manner gave warning of the tragic
scene about to be enacted. Colonel Harris
began his questions : ‘Do you know Emanuel
Hays ?’ ‘Yes, sir.’ ‘Have you ever visited his
home ?’ ‘Yes, sir.’ ‘How did his family fare ?
Did they have plenty to eat ?’ ‘They lived
comfortably.’ ‘Were you there at meal time V
‘Yes, sir. Six or seven times.’ [Here the
libellant leaned over to her lawyer, Mr. John
L. Hardeman, and whispered: ‘That’s not
true. lie never was there but once.’] ‘What
did they have for dinner ?’ continued the
questioner, ‘They had ham and chicken, and
rice, and tea and coffee and sugar.’ As this
answer was given the libellant touched her
lawyer’s arm and excitedly whispered : ‘Mr.
Hardeman, that’s a lie!’ Colonel Harris ask
ed another question, but it was not answered,
or only partially. The eyes of the witness
were seen to cross once or twice in quick suc
cession. He lifted his hands in the air, tot
tered and plunged headlong down the steps
to the floor. Amid considerable excitement
the fallen man was lifted and carried into the
Judge’s room, where he expired in a few mo
ments. Dr. Ferguson, who was called in,
; examined the body, and pronounced life ex
tinct. His death is attributed to apoplexy.
; Ibis sudden death and its surrounding cir-!
j cumstances were the topics of general°con-!
versation among the colored people, it having j
been reported among them that deceased was 1
telling an untruth and was struck dead on
the spot. Of course, no one can pass upon !
the testimony of the dead man. It may or i
it may not have been true. The case on trial
at the time of tiic occurrence was continued,!
as the dead man’s wife was an important :
witness and could not be called upon to tea-!
The colored Baptist Georgia Convention
will meet in Thoinasville on Thursday before
the fourth Sunday in May.
One article in the covenant of partnership
of one of the best cotton firms in Augusta
reads thus : "If any member of the arm
takes a single drink of whiskey, the firm will
be immediately dissolved.
The Covington Star says that “ Mr. John
Swann, of Henry county, was instantly killed
on the 2d inst. by falling out of a tree. He
was engaged in trimming up old field p.i.es
by climbing up and cutting off tiie limbs.
/After climbing up one about seventy-five or
eighty feet, cutting olf the limbs, and was
coming down, he lost his hold in some way,
and feTl to the ground, a distance of about
sixty feet, breaking his neck, back, arm and
knee, lie left a wife and two children.”
Two weeks since the Coffee County Gazette
announced the death of a little son of Mr.
Henry Ingraham, of that county, from hydro
phobia. It now announces the death of
Cbanccy, another son of that gentleman, from
the same disease. Ihe strange fact about
this second death is that the bo}* was, as far
as is known, never bitten by the cat which
caused the death of his brother, nor by his
brother while lie was suffering with his fatal
attack. How he contracted the disease is a
The Hartwell Sun says : “Very little wheat
has been sown in Hart. Just our luck. This
is to be a good year for grain, and if the av
erage fanner has neglected to sow wheat
don't let him forget to sow oats and plant
corn. One bushel of grain made at home is
worth two bought away from home. One
great draw-back to this part of the Lord s
vineyard is, everybody wants to get an easy
place where he can smoke cigars, take a
couple of drinks a day, and do little or no
work. The niggers, excepting a small rai
nority, won’t work, and what in the Tom
Walker will lazy white folks do ? Go to work
and quit loafing around the stores.”
The Atncricus Sumter Republican tells the
following amusing story of how a sharp Dooly
county darkey “got hi3 potatoes. ’ It says :
“ A Dooly county man tells us the following
on one of the cleverest young bachelors of
that county, Gus M . He says: One
night last week Gus took his usual walk
around his premises to see that all things
were right. He had gone through the barn
yard and his hog pens, passed the fowl house,
and was nearing the smoke house, when he
thought he heard a noise in his potato house.
He approached quietly and found it open.
Aha ! he had caught a thief in the act of steal
ing potatoes. Standing in front of the door
and peering into the gloom of the inside of
tha house, he said : ‘What are you doing in
there ? Come out.’ The only answer he
evoked was a fierce growl. ‘You nasty dog,’
he shouted, ‘come out. Do you think I want
to eat potatoes you have slept on, and messed
over ? Come out, sir,’ he said with a stamp
of the foot. A growl fiercer and more threat-
ening followed. ‘Well, sir, just stay there
until I get my gun, and I’ll bring you out
by the heels.’ Gu3 went into the house and
was back in a few seconds. ‘Xow, sir, come
out,’ he shouted. All was silence, except the
barking of a dog a hundred or two yards off
towards the woods. ‘Come out, I say.’ ‘Bow,
wow, wow !’ from the woods. ‘Won't you
come out ?’ ‘Bow, wow, wow 1’ was repeated,
and ho went into the house with the muzzle
of the gun forward and his haaci on the trig
ger, but everything was quiet except the
‘bow, wow, wow,’ over in the edge of the
woods, and there was no dog in the house.
He came out and fired one barrel of his gun
in the direction of the mocking ‘bow, wow,’
and went into the house and retired. In the
morning he found two large tracks, telling
him that a sharp freedman had outwitted
him, and taken off three or four bushels of
potatoes. lie shook his head and told our
informant that tiie darkey had won his pota
toes fairly, and he would not bother him if he
did find out who stole them.”
PARKER & CAMP BROS.
We have within the last few weeks
opened up a first-class stock of
FANCY and'FAMILY GROCERIES,
CIGARS AID TOBACCO,
STAPLE DRY GOODS, HATS AMD SHOES,
All of which we are offering at
HFioois. Bottom Prices.
Our Goods Are Bought From Manufacturers For Cash,
And We Will Sell pis Cheap As The Cheapest.
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PARKER & CAMP BROS.,
25 No. 12 Broad Street, Athens, Ga.
DEUPREE BLOCK, ------ Athens, Ga.
For Tlie Bpring Trade!
ATEKt II AX is and housekeepers are invited to inspect the splended stock which is offered at
ATx ‘prices that cannot be surpassed in Atlanta or Augusta.
China, Crockery, Glassware, Lamps,
CUTLERY, PLATED WARE, WHIPS,
Lin, Wooden and Willow Wares.
jobbing price ust figured to the iowest notch—saving freights and danger of breakage.
IPO4C.W A Lw&ACsAEA,
• s °f l 17 Broad Street, Athens, Ga
A NEW KIND OF WATCH CASE.
Now because it is only within the last few years
that it has been improved and brought within the
reach of every one ; old in principle because the
first invention was made and the first patent taken
out nearly twenty years ago, and cases made at
that time and worn ever since, are nearly as good
as new. Kead the following which is only one of
many hundreds, your jewelers can tell of similar
Mansfield, Pa., May 28,1575.
1 have a customer who has carried one of Boss'
Patent cases fifteen years and I knew it two years
before he got it, and it now appears good for ten
K. E. OLNEY.
Remember that Jas. Boss’ is the only patent
case made of two plates .of solid gold (one outside
and one inside) covering every part exposed to
wear or sight, the great advantage of these plates
over electro-gilding is apparent to every one. Boss'
is the only patent case with which there is given
a written warrant, of which the following is a fac
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Ask your jeweler for illustrated catalogue.
Sows Grain 9 Grass Seed,
* Hemp, Rice, Everything .
No man can do it so well by hand.
It does the work of 5 men.
It has stood the test of years. Re
ceived First Premium at 21 State
Fairs in 2 years. Good, Substantial,
Reliable Machine, warranted to do all
that is claimed for it.
Price only $6.00.
Send stamp for descriptive circular.
E. Whitman’s Sons, Agents,
■ Baltimore, Md.
11. M. Smith & Cos., Agents,
* Richmond, Va.
• ANTRIM, INL n.,
A LARGE AND COMPLETE STOCK OF
Churches and Ministers supplied with Books at
publishers prices, by
BURKE & ANDERSON,
Feb. 25 Athens, Ga.
AT TTIE MAMMOTH
China, Crock *evy and Glasmcarc llon.se
OF NORTII-EAST GEORGIA.
JAS. H. HUGGINS.
No. 7 Broad Street, Athens, Georgia,'
HAYING just returned from the Eastern market, we are offering the largest, most varied and
best selected stock of
&c M &c., 25 per cent, lower thean ever before known in this market. A full
and complete line of
Such as Buckets, Brooms. Seivcs, Trays, Knives and Forks, Table and Teaspoons, Colleo
Mills, &c. Also, a complete stock of Table Linen, Oil Cloths,
Napkins, Doylies, Towels, Etc.
SILVER PLATED WARE!
A handsome stock of TRIPLE-PLATE SILVER CASTORS, TABLE and TEASPOONS.
Prices SURPRISINGLY LOW.
Kerosene Oil by the Car Load. Also, Ala din and “ Red C
Oil A Staple Dry Goods, Groceries, Canned Goods,
BOOTS , SHOES, HATS, CAPS, LEA TiIEE, Etc., Etc.,
at prices as low a3 any house in the State. DON’T FORGET TIIE PLACE.
Oct. 1 J. H. HUG GINS, No. 7 Broad Street.
A. R. ROBERTSON,
DEALER IN ITALIAN AND AMERICAN MARBLE
Monuments, Tombs, Head & Foot Stones,
LARGE and SMALL CRADLE TOMES,
Marble and Granite Box Tombs,
AT ALL PRICES TO SUIT PURCHASERS.
A Large Lot of Finished Monuments and Tombstones on
LLcuid for Sale and Ready for Lettering .
My Yard is Full oi* Marble, and Ready to Fill Any Orders.
GIVE IVEE CALL, AY IST ID GET IVLVT PRICES.
A. R. ROBERTSON,
Monumental Builder, Athens. Georgia.
ISA A CLO WK ~ ~~ JOHN COIIEN~
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS,
ALSO AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED
Stone Mountain Corn Whisky.
Corner Broad, and Jackson Sts., Athens, G-a.
LOOK AT TEST
THIMK OF IT I
COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES.
300 ELEGANT COOK STOVES,
3000 Dozen Wash Pans,
100 Dozen Splendid 1 hiking Pans,
100 Dozen Elegant Dish Pans,
And a large stock of goods in our line which will he sold
CHEAP FOll CASH.
A. Iv. CHILDS & CO.
Feb. 25 Opposite Keavos, iicil Oa.