The Savannah Timet it very tevere
on Wild Oscar.
The Atlanta Constitution it the hv-
est newspaper in the South.
The leaves of the castor-oil plant are
said to give out a property deadly to
Savannah Times : “The scavenger
department daily removes ninety o^rt
loads of dirt and^tyj^al from our streets.”
Whew ! "What a dirty city!
Although the acreage planted in cot
ton this year is at least 10 per cent, less
than that of last year, it is thought that
the present year’s crop will be larger.
Rumors of Col. Wadley’s retire
ment from the presidency of the Cen
tral R. R. continue to float about in
atmosphere, and we have come to the
Conclusion that there is some truth in
Amid the exeitemeu for tbeguberna- w«ioom*o. Wilde,
torial chair, we must not forgot the j »t tu« macox T»i.a..KM-n's wiual n».
present efficient corps of State officers ] Oh, bold, unterrifieil soulful preaoience
, r tit -r. on ii . Of monumental joy 1 Oh utmost quinte*oene«
Horn^N. C. Barnett, now 86 years olu, • ^ ptrnnp*, deep, fathomless,utter;
has performed the duties of Secretary Oh, herald of the vertnalsance, Bully Bor,
, o, i _ t ' O'Wilde we welcome thee 5 Shake!
of State for many years and under.
Even as Hneus to Dido, com’st thou to ns
several State Administrations, accept- i J ven " ”“ l > ,
1 i Searohink for sympathy, eauer 'arter trust,
With limited baqifaffe, seeking heart-tunes
On a heathenish shore, refuge 'rorn simoons.
Adverse breezes, and the fierce tornadoes
With which old Boreas, the Press has tangled
You can bet jrour sweet life, Ossie,
We can furnish all- Anchor your argosy
Side of the palace wall, where the flower.
The Leonine sunflower Is leanin’ its chin
On the Ultima Thule, the toppermost brick.
Pluck from the boot, the crumpled pants leg;
Pledger’s Blade was sold out by the
Sheriff in Athena a few days ago. The
concern brought $8. This shows that
the negroes won’t support a newspaper
even when published by on® of their
The Savannah Recorder I ell us tnw
tluH&oys of that city hanged Guiteauin
•effigy, a few days ago, and says this
shocking affair Mas repeated for the
gratification of a large number of cit
izens of that city.
The autopsy of Guiteau revealed
nothing abnormal about his brain. Nsv
eitheless we believe ho was demented,
y t be possessed disc-etion sufficient
t * know right from wrong, and that ha
suffered the extreme penalty af the law
*"] ho Greenbakers and Radicals have
formed a coalition over in Alabama, and
pc'pose to entertain the Democrats with
a i vely race this fall. The Democrats,
however, have good ticke s in the field,
ani the strength ot the coalition will
only be sufficient to cement the party
and drive in the stragglers.
A crank tramp was airested in New
York on the 1st inst., who was anxious
to nrocure a pistol for the purpose, he
'said, of killing President. Grant that hs
name might go down to history for kill
iug a grea^nan. Had he obtained the
pistol and killed Grant, it would have
been a fraud on history to have put his
name therein in any such role, Mr.
Stephens to the contrary notwithstand
The Fourih of July wus celebrated in
a few cities and towns in this State
with some show of enthusiasm, but gene
rally* was not noticed. Many of the
large cities at the North als > failed to
have any celebration. The day seems
to hare lost its power oyer tffe people
in all sec'ions of the country, and when
the next quarter of a century shall
have >assed it will be no more than any
other day in the year.
Oscar Wilde, the great aesthete, of
whom so much ridicule has been made
by both Press and people throughout
• # the oo'in'ry, lectured in Atlanta, Sa
vannah, Maoon and Augusta lust week,
and the papers of those cities say he was
greeted by larger audiences than any
lecture; who had visited them in a long
time, making a complete capture of
everybody. Thus is it proven that
the ridioulous is as good as the sublime.
Senator Brown is iu comfortable eir-
cumstanoeg. The papers say he owns
$263,400 worth ot real estate in the
oi y of Atlanta, besides $6G,11'0 worth
of personal property, which aggregates
$329,500. On this he pays an annual
city tn*, of $(5,000. When it is re-
iiembered that the Senator has as
much or more than as much more prop
erty ou'tside the eit.y ot Atlanta, we
think he may be set down as in no dan-*
ger of suffering.
ably both to his chief officer and to
the people. Indeed the name of
Secretary Barnett is a syuonymfor
honesty, and while others fell from
their high places with their honors
blackened, not a stain rests upon the
escutcheon of our venerable Secretary
of State. He is yet active and capa
ble, and we pay let the old man die in I Pull above It thy balbriRgan to the knee;
harness. Comptroller General Wright
has won the respect of the people of
the whole State by the able manner in
which he has conducted the business
of his office, and should certainly be
retained in his place. Under the man
agement of State Treasurer Speer the
State funds have been safe, and no re
ports of dishonesty come from his office.
These officers have done their duty no
bly, honestly and well, aud should bo
retaiud iu tlieir places. It is idle to
say one deserves nothing for doing bis
duty, aud nonsensical to turn away a
faithtul offioer to rnako room for a man
who is untried. The coming couvea.-
tiou should renominate these meu by
DEMOCRATIC MASS MEETING.
The True Citizen.
Advertising rates liberal.
Transient advertismenta payable in wfc
All contract advertisement* payable cptai*
Ail communications for personal benefit wtfX
be charged for as advertisements.
Advertisements to occupy special places vritt
be charged 25 per cent, above, regular rates.
Notices in local and business column 5 ot*.
per lino; iu local lOcs. per line, each insertion.
For terms apply at this office.
A if ISC TNG PIUS CJ-\'
The heated political discussions ba-
tweeu tho Macon Telegraph aud the At
lanta Constitution culminated a few
days ago iu an attempt of the editors in
chief of these journals to meet upon the
field of h -nor, The hostile meeting was
to have taken place opposite Evs-Point,
in Alabama, but tho officers of the law
beoomiug acquainted with the inten
tions of the parties, Col. Lauisr and
party, of tho Tekgraph, were arrested
and put under a $2,0(jC‘ bond to keep the
peace. Col. How-ell, of the Constitu
tion, was more successful in eluding
the vigilance of the officers and getting
off’, but of course had to re’uru without
a fight. The latest uews informs us that
Col. Howell aud his second have also
been arrested and put under the same
bond. The fear, however seems to be
entertained that the belligerets will yet
manage to effect a meeting di spite the
Virtue has its own reward, as may be
seen from the following, taken from the
North Georgia Times : ‘‘Kate Soth-
ern, whom it will be remembered killed
Sis Fowler over in Pickens county a
few years ago, and for the crime was
sentenced to the penitentiary for ten
years, but was recently pardoned out,
vbows some signs of gratitude yet,
having named her first child afterher
conviction, Henry W. Grady Sothern,
because Grady first attracted public
sympathy for h°r, and her next child
she names Alfred H. Colquitt Sothern,
because Governor Colquitt pardoned
The “strikes” still go on at the
North, and in almost every industry
capital and labor are arrayed against
each other* and the interests of all suffer.
How different in the South,“strikes” are
seldom heard of here, and when they do
oocur are of short duration. So great
is the contrast that the leading public
journals North have begun to observe
the difference between tho two sections
of the country and to draw compara-
sons which are creditable to the South.
The Atlanta Post-Appeal informs us
that the Atlanta Cetten Factory was
sold in that city at auction, last week,
for the sum of $101,000, to Messrs.
Coffin, Altimus & Co., of Philadelphia.
The Appeal thinks that this amount will
pay about 25 cents on the dollar of the
debts of the uoncern. Atlanta seems
to be a failure in the way of large cot
ton factories, for while every other fac
tory in the State is paying, this one has
been euutinually iu trouble.
Button thy collar on the loosened waist-band,
Roach back thy wringlets, assume thy/' coat,
—Oh coat, cut like unto the swallow’s rudder—
And let us lilies order up on trust
While we do humanize together, so to speak.
Pard, we are glad to see you. Glad
Is weak; all the psychological realms,
The aesthetic plantations and truck gardens
Of our veriest being echo to thy tread ;
Our most sacred emotions climb upon
The fence tops and clap their hands for joy
And gambol round upon our sensibilities
Until we feel as oue whose hand has poured
From the red gold chalice of a July day’s Julep
Into the eager recesses of himself
Ah ! thou tumblcst. Thou too hast been there.
As it were. It is another bond of union.
Are we mstbetic f Well really we do smlie.
Come round to the sauctum—sanctum sancto
Aud boliold the homo of art. See the lilac
Walls half kalsominod—half undermined,
Whoso arabesque patterns are uniquely traced
In amber (Juice); the Elizabethan stove
Tapping the secret flue with zig-zag pipe
And resting its leonine beaded feet on bats—
Brickbats from Egypt's ruined towns
Fashioned xnayhaps by Moses’ next of kin
Beneath the cruel lash of ancient overseers;
The gorgeous calendars hung round on
Pearl top nail; tho Louis XIV clock, relio
Of old time j oyalty from Boston fetched ;
Tho desks of sandal wood veneered with pine ;
The bulilwood armchairs and th* brle-a-brae
Of curious tone, like unto paste pots, weights
And outlawed wood cuts precious la
The sight of those who relics seek. Come round
And search amidst our ancient lore; reports
From Congress and pamphlets manifold
Of patents and new fangled articles
In imitation Turkey bound ; exchanges from
Savannah, and that delirious dream Behind
Tin Timex from Chattahoochee brought:
And that strange work, the unabridged,
Enlarged and illustrated volume by Webster :
Aesthetic? Pard, thine .ignorance chills.
The awful awfulness of aesthetic visions
Ne'er yet has thrilled thy beauty nerves—nor
Until on froe lunch morn thou dost behold
Our special poet light upon the jowl,
Brown, bybecuod of ten-.l’rest shote,
Aud dash the foam from Oulmbaoh boor.
.(Esthetic ? Friend cur life is brimming full
Of agon/ most delicious. We keep the real
Imported brand on ice. Welcome, thrice
Welcome, then, if genuine thou be. If not,
Aud seeking pleblan art, best hie thee ou
And iu Atlanta camp.
Quito a flutter fins been caused ia
the circles of high noddy hv the
postponement of the wedding of Mis*
Afiic Bouvier with the Prince
Vallerie. The lady is well known,
and comes trom an old Philadelphia
family. Her sister is the wife of
Banker Fred Drexeh As the Btory
goes, while Miss Bouvier was travel—
iug abroad some time Bince, ghe met
the Prince, who waB engaging in hia
manners, and is said to be of the
Italian branch of the Legitimists, hia
mother being a Bourbon. The
Prince and Miss Bouvier met each
other frequently, and finally it wai
decided they should get married.—
Then the trouble began. The Prince
did not desire to get married in
, . .. , ,i e i France, because of the troubles with
lT^ th „rrr‘ ,on ’ whe,her for ! ■**. ■»* «• »»)>>
America for the wedding. So it waa
On Tuesday, the 4th in»t M the
Democracy of Burke county met in
mass meeting at Gray's Hall and
elected delegates to the Gubernato
rial Convention and elected a new
Executive Committee. Consider
able interest was manifested and
there was a goodly crowd of the
“unterrified’’ present. The meeting
was called to order by the Chairman
of the Executive Committee, Capt.
Randolph Ridgely, who stated the ob
ject of the meeting.
Judge J. B. Jones was elected per
manent chairman, and J. H. Macken
zie elected Secretary.
Col. J. J. Jones moved a resolution
that a ballot be taken to test the choice
of the convection, and that the dele
gates be instructed to vote for the
Stephens or Bacon.
J. A. Shewmake moved as a sub
stitute that six delegates b« elected
who should go to the convention
uninstructed. This substitute after
discussing waa defeated.
Capt. J. P. Thomas then offered
the following resolution as a substitute
for Col. Jones resolution :
\V hereas, tho Democracy of
Burke county in view of giving ex
pression to their true sentiments in
regard to the pendiug gubernatorial
issue, admire the timely, manly and
proper lorm in which the Hon. A.
O. Bacon, of Bibb, announced hia
candidacy for Governor.
Therefore, Resolved, That appre
ciating the ability, and the long con
tinued service of a man who has [
always been truo to party, true to I
decided that the ceremony should
take place in this city. The fact that
the wedding was to occur in this city
caused considerable talk in society
circles, and the young lady was con
gratulated upon all hands for her
good fortune in having captured a
real live Prince. The most elaborate
pnparatious were made for the event,
and th? invitation# were prepared.—
The Prince promised when he left
his iuamorata in Paris, to follow her
to the Umted States as soon as b«
sett'ed up some small business mat
ters. As the day for his arrival ap
proached, there was considerable of a
sensation in high society, because of
the anxiety of the young ladies to
catch a glimpse of the Prince. A
relative went to New York, but the
I principle, faithful .od persistent m ; p rinn0 fcile<1 lQ arrive on tho 8k . Bm .
jibe performance cf ,11 duties dew »-L r Letter, and Plegranw failed to
j ed upon him and who IS well posted I reach L ; and „ 0 ? hi „ g ha. bee.
and thorough!, conversant with hcard of th „ whercabo * to 0 f the
| all a«M» pertaining to the wolfar. oi, , toorbon , inca- The weddi „ ? b ».
i a ,®* , m. , . r., b-on consequently posuoned until tin#
Resolved, That m consideration of ; a rv;..u„
I his wish to be transferred from tho
j Legislative branch to the more exalt-
! od position of Chief of the Executive
j Department, we tender our united
I efforts to consumate tho request and
! thus reward a true, faithful aud de
serving public servant.
This resolution after discussion
was voted down. The ballot on Col.
Jones resolution was taken and re
sulted as follows: Stephens, 83;
Bacon, 32. Many of the Bacon men
The chair appointed the following
delegates : J. J. Jones,H. H. Perry,
T. J. MeElmurray, R. Steiner, W. S.
Godbee and P. D. Cox. The follow
ing were the alternates: Geo.
Patterson, G. B. Powell, J. M. Mur-
phey. Dr. J. C. Brigham, A. Chance
and J. D. Munnerlyn.
H. H. Perry then offered the fol
lowing resoluti' n:
i Whereas, the Hon. Geo. T. Barnes
A Gonzales, Texas,joeolal says the first : consistently, ably and faithfully ser-
cotton passed there Tuesday en route j d } Democr „ tic rty both in
— the State and National councils; is a
A colored man recently plowing near Opelou- 1 man of unquestioned ability and ill—
•sas, Louisiana, unearthed a jar of Spanish silver 1 p'gritv ; was a faithful and earnest
Corn ie selliuR In Jefferson county, Florida, af
fifty cents per bushel—one of the host evidences
of plou.y iu that county.
coins af 1779, worth JW.000 to $10,000.
Over 75,000Texas steers are uow belnj? driven
through the Indian territory, to the west and
northwest, iu tiie droves are 10,000 horses.
Atlanta Post- Appeal: A telegram from Athens
states that over 200 hands engaged on the Geor
gia extension at eighty cents per day, hare
struck for $1.
Within a limit of three miles of Auburn. Ken
tucky, live three brothers, who three y. ars ago,
married three sisters, and who now have three
soldier through all tho dark days of
the South, and is deserving of the
rewards of the parly which he has
Prince is found, and Mr. Dickson, a
relative of the young lady, has been
dispatched to Paris to clear up the
mvstery, and, if possible, find the
Prince. The family and friends of
the lady believe that some accident
has happened to the fiance, and that
until apprised otherwise they will b«
loth to believe anything else.
A company in London is now
organized to build five Urge steamers
specially adapted to the importing of
Australian meats into England.
These steamers will be so constructed
that the frozen process wdl be p* r-
feet, and meat placed in the retailers
hands at 10 cents per pound on hu
average for all joints. The cost of
constructing and equipping ench
steamer will bo about $1,000,000.
This will at once touch an interest
of great magnitude in the United
States generally. The opposition to
“frozen meat,” however, is quite
strong among the English butchers,
who maintain that it turns out badly
when thawed under the manipulation
of the cook.
For seven dollars, Geo. Graham, of Rome,
climbed a flag pole ouo hundred feet and ad
justed the rope by which I he flag Li managed.
A perilous undertaking for so trifling a sum.
Thomas Sullivan, a bartender, was arrested in
Now York, a fow days ago, for killing John
Tqomey, whose skull was fraotured by a fall
while they were “engaged in a friendly wrest
Boston, July ft.—'Two cases of yellow fever
were discovered on the steamer Mark Lane,
which arrived yesterday from Matanzus. The
patients wore removed to Gatloup’S Island Hos
pital, and the steamer was thoroughly fumiga
ted by the port physician.
Oswhuo, N. Y., July 8.—Madam Adolla made a
balloon ascension from tills city this afternoon.
She was carried out over Lake Ontario after
throwing out everything to keep up, hoping to
strike a current that would carry her back over
the land. 8he saw a tug on the lake, apparently
followini^ior. Hhe then opened tho valve and
came down in the water, abont seven miles
from tho land, clinging to the balloon. She was
dragged through the water several miles, and
was finally picked up In a very exhausted con
dition by a tng whioh was on the lake with an
exourslon party about seventeen miles west of , _ .
ttoa city. She waa iu the water nearly as knur. tu6 turn affairs have taken.
Od last Sunday, in Lumpkin, Ga., a
pig onme upon the scene that was no
doubt suffering from sunstroke. It
dropped suddenly to the ground and
„ , , , , , • shivered from head to foot, while blood
Resolved, 1 >at he is our choice lor , 00Ke( j f rom j^ 8 u 08 trils. It lay upon
Co-igre«sm»n-at.large fur thei State.: lhe d for on hour panting lik, »
1 bi» rcututioo was soconcM by! liMard and afterwards walked slowly
Capt. A M. Rodgers in a short, | od witb head tamed to one side ,s
appropriate and complimentary I j, cra , ed f rom a 8eTere blow. The pig
speech. The resolution was then , was a Bei . ksbire fin n order, and died
unanimously anopted. lhe meeting i nb r b t
declined to send delegates to the | ° ' ,
Congressional convention on the
ground that this had not been men
tioned in tl^a call of the committee.
The two-third# rule was adopted
by a small majority.
The meeting then adjourned.
.POOR YOUNG MEN.
The greatest consternation ha# been
excited iu Nashville by the action of
the Attorney-General of Tennessee,
who has directed tho District Attor
ney to proceed at once against all matri
monial organizations, as they exist
in opeu violation of the laws. Ten
nessee,. and especially Nashville, is
over run with these marriage aid
associations, which have proved
very popular. In fact, they have
developed a species of gambling
which has aroused great excitement.
This order of the Attorney-General
has croated much consternation
among polioy holders in these asso
ciations, who are greatly alarmed at
It is now discovered that tho bite of
a rabbit is very poisonous. A doctor
having had a case in which a person bit
ten nearly lost bis life, had several rab
bits caught, and found that the upper
jaw contains a hollow tooth, froin^whieh
he extracted a very poisonous fluid.—
He ascertained that two drops of thin
fluid administered to a lamb would kill
it in less than an hour.
It is reported that the resignation of
Gen. Alexander as the First Vice Pres
ident of tho Louisville aud Nashville
R. R., is in the hands of President
Baldwin. The question is, has this res
ignation any connection with the rumor
ed resignation of Col. Wadley.
A two dollar postage stamp will
shortly be issued by the Post Offioe
Department. Ninety cents is the value
of the highest jirice stamp now in use.
Senator Hill’s eancer was caused bv
nicotine, whioh gotjn a blister on