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By Clisby. Jones & Keese. MACQN, GEORGIA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31. 1873. (Telegraph AJ^lesseuger SUNDAY MORNING. ACQUIT IU WM The Prlcklnus of Conscience, OrftHupi tb« blood t (fhoit of Uw murdered Mr*, Sonata team to be troub ling MOM of her executioner?—notably Mr. JoeejA Holt, of Kentucky, the loyl Fouquier-Tinrille, who proaecuted that poor woman on the trial of the accom plice* of Wilke* Booth. He ha* just written a letter to the Wathinjfton Chron icle attempting to clear himself of the charge—often male since that time— that be (Holt) kept from Andrew John son. the roeommendatkm to mercy by part of the Court, of Mr*. 8nnatt. John MB and hi* friends, after they split with the Radicals made this charge to clear Johnson's skirts, and made it with rash rigor and persistence that the country ha* pretty well settled into n be lief of its troth. Kelt, howeror, denies it, and adduce* strong testimony to show that not only Johnson but his entire Cabinet saw, bat discussed, end decided, unanimously, to reject the court's recommendation mercy. If Holt's witnesses are credible he has relieved himself of the infamy of haring done ao inhuman an act, and the blood of Mrs. Sarrat rests upon the bead of Andrew Johnson. We notice in this oonneeUon that old Foote refers to this some matter in the reminiaeenees he is furnishing to the Chronicle, and saya that Johnson's friends attempt to excuse his oonduot in refusing eren to see Mrs. Sur ratt's daughter, who sought his presence to beg far her mother's life, by alleging that he war. drunk, and had been for enil days; nnd that on the day prorlona to, ami the day of the Elocution, lie was in ek»e fonfincment in a room of the White Honae in chargo of two men, "both of whon uft'Tw&nii notoriously committed suicide.” Those two men were Stanton ami Preston ping. Werejoiej to seo these evidences of trouble in the consciences of those who so thirst**1 for blood eight years ago that they could not *|*ue even that of a poor woman who had no show for her life l f t >re a court organized to convict, and who was not even regularly defended. Now that her ghoit has forced Holt to thus publicly wash his hands of her blood, wo have some hope that it will at hut bring Andrew Johnson to the con- fessionaj. May it haunt him until ho clothes himself in the ashes and sack cloth of genuine repentance, and asks the forgiveneas of an enlightened, humane public sentiment for this horrid deed. The Cotton Crop. The cotton year closes to-night, and will probably show, when all accounts are in. a total erhp for 1872-3 of not fa* from >,800,000 hale*. We shall get exact fig ures during the week. What of the, new crop f Well, pros- penis have changed for the worse all over the bulk of the cotton region very far and fast within tho post two or throo weeks. The only exceptions to this remark are perhaps to be found in tho more north erly sections of the cotton producing country. The Carolines, Virginia and Northern Tennessee are not in much trouble. On tho whole, it is doubtful whether tho new crop will vary much from that of lost year, and from tho fact that prioes ore stiffening n little, dealers ore probably arriving at tho same opin ion. End or tiik Would.—Tho Second Ad ventists are having n grand “ national meeting" in Springfield, Mass. Under tho head of “ God’s Declared Timo Ta ble," they have posted up around tho eamp prophecies and figures thereon, making the end of tho world in 1874. We •ee by tho published proceedings that the Adventists have superseded tho ‘‘Old Ship of Zion” with a hymn adapted to a popular modo of traveling, entitled. nve in New York State, three in Newjer- "J; * wo in lVtuuylvania, and one in Mas- ■a. liiurlta. Up to thiatitno there hns been ■He effort male to extend tho organiza tion into the Eastern and Middle Statea. tut at pnwent deputies from the National Grange are being sent to those "be nighted regions,'' and the leaven is work ing finely. To show how rapidly tho or der is extending it will bo only necessary toaiH that seven hundred and one char ters for new granges were issued during single month of May. b discussion of party politic* is ex- ng dnded from tho order by common con sent, na well as by the terms of its con stitution. How much this one wise pro vision tends to preserve ‘ those of different sorts i ties needs no comment, cn one or both of theao rocks most great “"pular organisations have been wrecked. h> far. the Patrons of Husbandry have vurked together with great harmony, and the slight, discord* have been noth- ng more than the. surface ripples on n great onward-setting current. Men and women are received on terms of absolute equality throughout all the seven degrees. Four are degrees conferred in subordi nate granges, and the higher in the State granges or in the Natimal Grange—the seventh in tho hitter only, constituting a Old Mart Bluii's OrnttoN or Grant. —This venerable oU gentleman has re cently been the victim of some wandering intaeviewer who wanted "to know, yon know," his opinion of Grant, and hero it is i "I never underestimated Gen. Grant. He has a great deal more talent than he gets credit for. He is endowed with that unknown quality called common sense. He is very quick in his perceptions, a good judge of men. as well as horses, looks at circumstances, weigh* every thing carefully, and when his mind is once confirmed in his deductions ho acts as decisively and successfully as any man I ever knew in all my long experience among public men. He is superior to hfa party—much bettor than his party in every respect.” Then may the Lord havo mercy on tho party—it is post praying for, certainly. THE GOSPELS ON TRIAL, f .Alfectlnjr Story of the Learned Pis mire*. ' , We were concerned the -other day in reading certain articles upon "Modern Skepticism” in Scribner's Monthly to note the vindictive and unsparing temper of these “Modern Skeptics." Says the writer of these article.: "For to waive the question of the Old Testament, and the epistnb the Hew. Fronde promptly passage cited in our opening paper that “tb* trutii of the gospel history is now morc widely doubted in Europe *1 any time since the conversion of Cotutan tine.” •‘And so it doubtless is, not in Enrope only, but tbo throughout the Christian world. That is to say, there is now no hanger set op in the minds of tho men at large, who are the moat deeply and most hopelessly plunged into donbta and dis belief* about the Christian faith and sys- tmn. any fixed standard whatever by which to test tho truth or falsity of any given view. If the Tory gospels de nounce to such men a given view as he retical or false, fit gotpelt must remember that Iky art sew on trial before Ibete eery men. <m Ike teen of their mi veracity !" That and mneh more of the some sort Is well calculated to wound the sensibili ties. To think that the gospels and their great subject, after having been tried before Pontius Pilate and the High Priest, and all the heathen court* of an- tiquity must now he put cm issue before “ Strauss, Renan, Darwin, Hailey. Seeley. Herbert Spencer, Tyndall, and tho like," is afflicting—particularly when member thtt this court in in the condition of the same courts which presided at the first trial, and has prejudged the case. The danger seems, perhaps, to warrant an alarm which this writer affects when he calls on ministers and churches to re verse all present methods of operation or prepare for a complete overthrow. Surely the gnjpel* must look out for themselves, and all their friends must be at their best, or this grand court of skeptics will pronounce the awful doom, and in one sweeping sentence consign tho whole sys tem of Revelation to universal discredit. This mighty Court of Strauss A Co. re minds us very strongly of tho story of the learned Pismires. It is said that up on the headwaters of the Mississippi, one day, a colony of Pismires on tho trunk of a fallen troo suddenly found itielf plung ed bodily into tho river. Nearly the whole of them were washed off tho log SENATOR MORTON. The Fathers and Their Children. A TaxitxrDors List.—A special To ronto dispatch, of tho 28th, to tho Chi cago Tribune says Prof. Ballenc, from France, crossed tho Niagara river yester day. on a tight rope, 1,500 feet long, op posite the Clifton House, in sixteen min utes. Returning to tho centre, ho cast his cloak and balance-pole into the river, and then jumped off into the water be neath. a distance of 140 fact, disappear ing for a few seoends, after which he rose to tho surface, and was picked up by men in waiting, nnd went ashore in a small boat. Bad Coor Nxvrs isos Alabama.—The Montgomery Advertiser and Mail of Fri day, says the destruction of tho cotton crop by caterpillars lias been very thor ough in that county. Planters are al ready turning off employe* for whom they hare no longer any employment. It will hardly exaggerate the losses of the plan ters of Montgomery county to say that they will not now gather one bale of cot tas where one month ago they had a flat taring promise ofjthxve. It is terrible—no other word can Kurin to do justice to the subject. Fitbons or Hpsbaxdbt.—A glowing article upon the Patrons of Husbandry will be found in this edition* of the Tax-x- otxra this morning. It is extracted from the last number of Lippinootl’s magamno, published in Philadelphia, and we doubt not will be read with great pleasure by the granges*. and drowned in tho rude immersion. Only three escaped, who, after drying themselves as well as they could, pro ceeded to moralize and speculate on the situation. Number 1, who was a profound phi losopher, at enco instituted an inquiry as to the nature of the element in which they were floating. Number 3 said it water; but No. 1 said it could not be water, because ho had never seen water in greater quantity than a dow or a rain drop. Number 2, who was a professed skeptic and prided himself upon that ele vated condition of his intellectual facul ties necessarily implied in believing noth ing at all, fiercely demanded of No. 1 what he meant by sijM and by water, and, in fine, what he meant by himself, and whether ho could substantia to his own existence as a reasonable nnd sentient and reflecting Pismire—and how ho knew they wore on a log and tho log was float ing, etc., etc.—all in such peremptory terms os might have brought on a fight then and there, had not No. 3 di verted their attention. “ Come np hero.” aaid No. 3 (who had ascendod the aum- mit of a knot or excrescence in the log). como up, and you will eoe that we are not only on a log, but that tho log com poses but a small unit of an immense number—a great raft—extending beyond my power* of vision, and which I see moving eastward.” This announcement created a good deal of speculation and curiosity between tho philosophers below, but at length tho ac- onte No. 1 said he did not need to climb a troo to show himself as big a fool as No. 3. Don’t you see," say* he, '• that the sun is behind n< :ind it is morning,ond there fore wo must bo moving to tho west in stead of oostf” That is so, said No. 2. Yea, aaid No. 3, but meanwhile the course of tho raft has changed. Then said No. , the men who navigate it must be as big fools as yourself. Now^aid No. 3,' the course changes again, and I see the raft is going south. Did you ever see such stupidity, said No. IP But, says No. 3, it may be due to tho channel or crooked ness of tho river—for I see we ore going oast again. The whole is blind, unreasoning chance, said No. 1. And what do you mean by chance t asked No. 2. What is chance— and what is reason—and what is a rod— and what West, East and South ? Such gab is intolerable, said No. 1, and there upon fell furiously upon the doubter with his mandibles. Donbter, who did not ltck spunk, fended off as best he could, but in the fierce struggle both rolled off the log and were instantly seised and swallowed by a voracious little perch, who had been keenly watching the Philoso phers all the time from the surface of tho water. I perceive, says No. 3, that all the phil, oeophy of the most learned Pismires does not change a single great tact in' the sit- nation. I am on a raft—helpless and in significant—unable to control a single material circumstance affecting my des tiny. I will hold my poaoo and let the raftsmen manage os they will. In pur suance of this wise resolution. No. 3 kept quiet and dry, and when the raft ground ed at its destination, was landed safely ashore on the log. He wisely allowed the raftsmen and the current to manage matters, and declined to take the respon sibility. Postal Money Orders. Tho postal money order system was introduced on a small scale in 1861, since which time it has made a rapid growth both in extent and in popular favor. During the first year there were hut 141 money order offices in the United States, and these issued only 74 *77 orders, amounting in &11 to but $1,291,792 22. Small as was this beginning it gave evidence that the system would be a suc cess, and led to its extension, which has continued regularly np to this time, when we find 3,000 money order offices in existence, bringing the General Post- office Department an amount of business truly enormous. Glancing at the statis tics we make out that for the year ending Juno 30,1873, there were issued in the United States 2,573,340 money orders, reprinting payments to the amount of $40,042.405 SS. Tar Abion Club Concert, at Alba ny. Ga., takes place to-morrow evening. We are indebted to Messrs Bacon, Styles and Rust for a complimentary ticket, and should be glad to be there, but editorial drudgery sorbids. Ixcskdiaby Fibs in EcTArui.—Hart’s magnificent ball, in the centre of a block, was set on fire Thursday night, but for tunately the flames were discovered and extinguished without material loss. Senator Morton, in a speech last week delivered in Ohio, said: ‘As a general rule, the public men are fit representatives of the people, and represent the people, especially in their manners and morals. And while I not wanting in veneration for the memo ry and character of oarfathen.1 am sure I do them no injustice when I say that the mass of the people of this country at the present day are their superiors morals, education and intelligmiee.” Tried by the Senator's own “general role” rh«r. “the public men are fit repre sentatives of the people,” what sort of people are we. measured by the public men now in Congress? Is there any man with sufficient hardihood to deny that the Senators and Representatives composing the Congress of the United States are immeasurably below their pre decessors of twenty years ago in intellec tual and moral manhood ? Is not the low standard of personal and political morals among Congressmen—their vulgarity, profligacy and venality a matter of uni venal recognition among the people? But Morton goes on to boast that “ hu- an righto” arc now better understood and the great wickedness and dangers of human slavery are more clearly perceived than they used to be, and theso moral attainments, in his comprehension as wc suppose, offset all. other acknowledged delinquencies. Congressmen may sell their rotes, plunder the Treasury and vi olate every obligation to God and their country with impunity, so long os they “understand human rights and the hor- of slavery." That is the sacred text—the shibboleth which passes a Rad ical Congressman to glory, although his public and private life may violate all tho obligations of patriotism, honor and religion. THE GEORGIA PRESS. An American recently met an old school-fellow ill Florence! “You here "Yes, my dear fellow, I have just been married, and am come to pass the honey moon in Italy.” ‘‘And your wife ?” “My wife! Oh! 1 left her in New York!” Mr. Stephens on the Third Term Business, “Ciesnrism,” etc. A reporter for tho New York Herald has recently been down in Georgia in search of Mr. Stephens, whoso opinion on the above points was sought. Ho found Mr. S. at Gainesville and straightway proceeded to business. After declaring hat ho was opposed to tho policy of a third term for anybody os President, Mr. K. replied as follows to tho query of tho reporter as to what he thought would be the effect of Grant's re-election in 1876 upon the institutions of tho country— whether it would result in imperialism: Mr. Stephens—Well. I don't think there is much in that. I havo lately read a great deal in the papers under the head of “Caemrism” which might just as well have been called “Dunriadfam.” By Cesarism I suppose is meant imperial ism, or the overthrow of the Federal Union of the States and the establish ment of a consolidated empire instead: I do not thing General Grant’s election to a third term would have any effect upon the institutions of the country in this ct, different from that which hi second has had. especially if he should confine his exercise of the execu tive powers within the same limits here after as heretofore. Cssarism does not consist of who is in the Executive chair, itor how long, but in how tho Govern ment is administered. Csesarism and im- lerialism consist in a disregard by the Executive of the checks and limitations of tho constitution, and tho grasping by usurpation, in the hands of one. the powers of any of the other two depart ments of the government — the legis lative and judiciary. There can bo no Cirsariim or imperialism in this country no long as the “trinity in unity” of the constitution is preserved, that is, so long ns the three great separate and indepen dent departments—the executive, legis lative and the judiciary—axe maintained intact in their co-ordinate relations with each other, so for as the delegated pow ers of the general government are con cerned ; nor can there be anything like a consolidated singlo republic in this coun try, which is not much less dangerous than Cssarism itself, so long as the rights of the separate States, constitutionally reserved and secured, are respected and left inviolate. The greatest danger.- in my opinion, which now threatens tho lil>- -erties of this country is just that which tho framers of the constitution so care fully gnored against; that is. a consoli dation of all the separate and distinct smaller republics, as Rome was consoli dated. This result would most cen. only, in my opinion, lead to tho establishment of an empire, and as surely end in Cssar ism in tins country os it did in Rome. Reporter—But do you think that is just what General Grant is aiming at? Mr. Stephens—No; I srill do General Grant the justice to say that I have not aeon any evidences from him of any such wish or desire; not a hundredth part as much as I havo seen from the course of those malcontent republicans, who style themselves liberals, who have fallen out with General Grant, and who have lately raised such a hue and cry against his Cmrarism—so-called. If General Grant has ever violated any law I am not aware of it. The greatest objection I have to him is his rigid enforcement of the very had kwg which- these malcontent repub licans were mainly instrumental in carry ing through Congress—some of them by fraud and perfidy, as well as usurpation. I think General Grant utterly demolished Mr. Trumbull’s arraignment of him in New York, at the opening of the canvass, in one sentence. As the matter was rela ted to me, some friend, feeling greatly aggrieved at Mr..Trumbull’s denuncia tions, went to General Grant, supposing he, too. would be somewhat incensed at but! with that impcrturablo temper so characteristic of him, he replied : “I don't know what Mr. Trumbull finds so much fault with me for; I have done nothing but execute his own laws!” This coven tho whole ground. The free institutions of this country can much bet ter‘be maintained by changes in the members of the House and the Senate than by any limitation upon the term of the Executive office. Usuipation of pow er by the Executive in interfering in any way with' the legislative or judicial de partments is what marks and dfatin- I pushes the Casar, and not the number of 1 crxns to which he may ho elected. What the people of this country should now most closely watch and guild against is tiie sanction of usurpation in any depart ment of the government, either in the executive, legislative or judicial. The' liberties of this country do not depend upon who governs or how long; but how they govern. Cjcsarfam, as I said, does not consist in the length of time that the Chief Executive may hold office, but the manner in which he discharges the duties of it. The constitution wisely limits the term, so that any in cumbent shall be responsible to the Col lege* of Electors of the State! every four years, as members of the House of Repre sentatives are totheir proper electors every two years and Senators to theirs every six years. The same principle applies to all these. I do not regard the example of Washington and the earlier Presidents Tax Atlanta Herald of yesterday re tracts its statement of the day before that Mr. Hubbard Cozart attempted suicide on Thursday by swallowing an ounce of laudanum. He only took the "pisen” for “ medicinal effects." Mas. Elizabeth Hunt, of Greene county, died last Wednesday, aged nearly one hundred and two years. She hod been a member of the Baptist Church for more than fifty years. Judge Charter Campbell, a well known citizen of Madi son, died on Thursday, after an illness of one month. Decapitation op Railboad Oppioals. The Atlanta Herald of yesterday says For some months past a serious and stirring investigation has been going on regard to the affairs of some of the offi dais of the Georgia road. The early stage of this investigation pointed espe cially to Mr. Peter Printup, the Supervi sor of the road; Mr. Shipley, his assist ant, and Mr. Rhodes, the General Freight Agent Tho investigations yesterday terminated, or culminated, in the “ final suspension” of Peter Printup, Supervi sor ; Mr. Shipley, his assistant, and Mr. Rhodes, General Freight Agent Mr. Hicks, for years a day passenger conduc tor upon the road, has been appointed supervisor, vice Mr. Printup, removed. Covington I tins.—We find there in the last Enterprise; Covington received her firjt install, ment of postal cords on Monday but. Tun residence of Mr. F. F. Sigmon, of Conyers, wm entirely consumed by lire on Sunday evening last while Mr. S. and lady were absent. Tho fire was evidently the work of an incendiary. Lou. proba bly about $3,000. Ik a short walk around town tho other night we made some wonderful discov eries. We discovered about thirty-five young men on the street and in the bil liard room, and found seven at prayer- meeting. A young man from tho country come to town on Monday and was kicked down by a young mule. During his short stay he also smashed two wagons, drank four men drunk, returned to his home, which is five miles from town, and pulled two acres of fodder before dark. Tnx Roman belles and beaux havo be taken themselves to horseback riding with great vigor, but the .Commercial says the beaux make more use of the manes of the horses than they do of the bridlei, so the prospect of a cavalry com pany up there is not very encouraging. The Round Mountain Iron Works near Rome recently paid $230, each, for ten mules from four to six years old. The Griffin Star knows (and loves ?) a man in that town who was bitten by a snake seventeen years ago, and is still drinking whisky to cure the bite- Ho ex pects to entirely recover in a few' more years, if he can steer clear of any Cincin nati brands. Mbs. Mabt Fambf.0 died at Milner, Pike county, on Thursday, aged 83 yeara. She had been a member of the Methodist Church since 1828. About $17,000 hav been subscribed for the proposed iron works and foundry at Griffin. The Indian Spring Echo says the ex pectations of the farmers of Batts county in regard to the cotton crop “will meet with sad disappointment.” There is too much weed and too few bolls. The corn crop, however, is as good os the county ever produced. Lightning” Fbeioht Line.—The HawkinsviUe Dispatch says: On Monday last a box of merchandize, directed to “Grace & Fale. HawkinsviUe, Go.,” was received by Sir. John Fale. Upon being opened, the box was found to contain a lot of umbrellas, and were recog nized by Mr. Fale as a part of the stock of goods bought by himself while in New York, in February, I860. Ren. rhino to the many violations of the laws of the Georgia Press Association concerning advertising rates by tho mem bers thereof, the Griffin Star well says : One of the most damning evils of the press is the want of courage on tho part of its members to conduct their busi ness on strict business principles. They can’t bo brought to understand that moro money can bo made by adhering to fair and honorable prices for their work. This evil has sent more newspaper men to the grave poor and penniless than any other. The idea seems to be to work at rates, do a great deal of work and —lore money / We believe we can speak advisedly, after nearly a quarter of a cen tury’s connection with the pre», when we assert that smaller papers, with fewer well-paid for advertisements bring far better returns to the toiling patient pub lishers. In our earlier career, it was our misfortune to bo imbued with the idea that cheap printing was the way to mako money; and it was not until we had the courage to establish a fair schedule of rates for advertising, and to “ stick to them,” that we saw the impolicy of the old policy. Wo lost patronage or ration ally .but got all that was worth having and mado more money by so doing. The pub lic soon learned to appreciate a correct principle in regard to tho subject, and I Sew attempted to “ beat ” us “ down our prices. The Cuthbcxt Appeal says a young man named Sebastian Collier was drown ed one day last week in Dr. Mitchell's mill pond, in Calhoun county. Two negro “ drummers” of Albany, named Charley Doyle and Reuben Oliver, collided during an attempt by one to steal a chicken cart customer from iho other, and the result was that Oliver in this respect as having anything sacred about it. The most sacred part of the example of Washington, in my opinion, is in his not having violated the consti tution and in not having usurped any power not confided to him. The bare fact that a man should suffer his name to he. issd as q candidate for a third, fourth, fifth cr tenth time, or that his friends should urge his re-election to this number of terms, constitutes no evidence whatever, in my opinion, 'of Csssorism. It is very important—nay, essential— dsndand Mr. S. exnressed the opinion that a large portion of the Radical leaders, how ever, are striving for consolidation, and that they coaid not be arrested in their course cr beaten upon a false issue such as declaring that Grant’s election for a third term was Cmsarism- He gave it as his opinion that the solvation of the coun try defended upon the Democracy, hut that if they joined what he called “the malcontent Republicans ” to defeat Grant upon the issue of Ciesuism because he ran for a third term, they would be more disastrously beaten than they were at the last election. taken home with a tremendous gash in his neck which may probably kill him. The Cotton Outlook in Bakes, Worth, Mitchell, Lee, Calhoun and Dougheett Counties.—The Albany News of Friday prints the following: H The part week has quite settled the question of the crop in Baker. One-third of _ a crop is all that will be secured.— Mitchell, one-half; Worth promises three- fourths; Lee, three-fourths, while Cal houn end Dougherty have not yet settled on a basis, though close observers and practical planters place estimates at a minimum of two-thirds. Another week will be required to approximate their crops. The worm and rust both at work in all sections. A meeting of the committee appointed to solicit subscriptions for building that portion of the Macon and Knoxville rail road between Monroe and Gainesville, was held at Hoach’s stare, in Jackson county, on the 21st instant, and several thousand dollars were readily obtained, says the Gainesville Eagle. Another meeting win be held at Pierce’s store, near the line of Hall county, on Septem ber 30th. The same paper gives planters the fol lowing sound advice, which we heartily endorse: Pick, Pack and Sell Eablt.—The planter cannot afford to hold his crop on speculation. It is not only a matter of compulsion, but it is to his interest to pick, pock and sell Ins cotton as rapidly as it opens. Rings do not take shape till the receipts begin to indicate the general crop, and consequently the stealing pres sure is not so great far the first sixty days of the season, as it is after that iod. The planter who first gets out cotton and first puts it upon the mar ket, is like the early bird, and fattens on his industry and judgment. Staple and color are uninjured by the weather; weights are better, and nine times out of ten the price is fifteen to thirty per cent, more satisfactory. *Thesc are some of the reasons why, upon general principles, we earnestly urge our neighbors and friends to lose no time in preparing their cotton for, and placing it upon the market. The News also complains of “the mon strous incompetency or willful malprac tice" of the postal department, and says: An important domestic letter was mail ed to us on the 25th at Cuthbert—t ro others of the some character on the 27th at same place. They reached us by the Atlantic and Gulf mail on the morning of the 2$th. Is this incompetency on the I Iport of moil agents and postmasters, or is it a deliberate effort to disorganize and demoralize tbe postal business in Belch ers’s department ? These arc not the [ only offenses within our knowledge, on this line, they are frequent and flagrant. Meriwetheb county wa3 a hot place last week. Two cases of pistol practice are reported, in which Messrs. Enoch "Woodruff and George Hyde were the suf ferers— only short furlough wounds, though. Diamonds.—That venerable man, Wa terman, who has seen a great deal of that sort of thing, you know, preaches the following sermon on the above text in the lost LaGrange Reporter: We hod our eyes dazzled the other day by a display of diamonds such as we sel dom see, in the store of It. A. Watts. Mr. Watts informs us that he has just sold a ring for $500 to a young man, who designs it os a present to his lady-love. We have a word of fatherly advice to give to this lady. Gentle lady, trust him not. The man who will spend $500 for a glit tering ornament for your* fair hand, which would be far more beautiful un adorned, will not be able to supply you with beef and cabbage, and potatoes and corn meal. When the wintry blasts are howling yon and he srill have to gather around that diamond and keep warn by tho blaze thereof. Can you do it ? When all that improvident fellow’s money is spent, can you and he support yourselves by tho Bparklo of that glass trinket? Will a diamond make soup or waffl Will it supply tho place of molasses for your fritters, or will it be as gravy unto your tutors ? Will it weave counterpanes or blankets, will . it darn socks and sew on buttons; will it scour floors and wash windows will it dig in the garden and sow wood, will it make up beds and sweep out the house; srill it run a sewing machine and at tho Same timo rock tho baby’s cradle ? Can he who bo proudly places the bril liant gem on your fair finger make a sup- sort for you and himself out of that lus trous stone? Gentle lady, wo beg leave to repeat, trust him not; he’s fooling thee. Give not encouragement to such reckless ex travagance. Toko tho advice of an old man who has grown gray in laboring for the good of his follow-mortals, and ever-l lastingly h’ist that chap. Lift- him send Kim home; and tell him if he value ! your love, to bind it with a plain gold band and save the other $ 490 to'buy fur niture and provisions with which to go to house-keeping. Gentle lady, we feel an interest in yon; we regard you with an almost paternal affection; with our last word, as it were, we beseech you, trust him not. Almost a Serious Accident.—The Griffin Nows of yesterday has the follow- On yesterday morning a rumbling noise is heard down the street that resembled distant thunder, or the sound of an earth quake. On going down we found that the floor over tho cellar recently dug un der the house occupied by Howell Home, had given way with a temble crash. On one end of it 18,000 pounds of salt were piled, and on the other Major Homo and W. TV. Chapman were sitting—the form er writing and tho latter counting green backs. When tho end on which tho salt was stored went down, it threw the other up, something striking the plastering overhead and breaking it, and the laths also. These gentlemen were thrown to the floor—a large desk falling on Major Home, but strange to say, both escaped without the slightest injury. It seems miraculous how they escaped, and that no injury was done to anything except breaking some of the plank ground the floor. The Thomaston Herald reports several measles” and few scattering chills in that vicinity. Hr. YVm. Cune, one of the oldest citi zens of Troup county, died last Sunday night, aged 70 years. When Col. R. M. Young, of LaGrange, went to bed on Friday night he put his trowsera between the two mattresses of his bed, but when ho awoke next morning they were gone, and with them $178 which were in one pocket. The thief also took fifteen cents from the Colonel’s waist coat pocket—which was indeed a “plum Bill Jones” trick, thus to leave him with out enough to capture an anti-breakfast cocktail. BY TELEGRAPH Another Raid upon tho Pock ets of the Unhappy "White People of South Carolina. The Charleston News and Courier pub lishes tho following special from Colom bia: Columbia, August 27.—The Supreme Court to-day filed its decision in tho Mor ton. Bliss & Co. bond case, in which the petitioners asked that a mandamus be is sued compelling tho Comptroller General to levy a tax to pay tho interest on cer tain State bonds held by them. The court grants the mandamus in a long opinion, of which tho following is tho con cluding order: “It is adjudged and ordered that a writ of peremptory mandamus issue under the seal of this court, commanding tho said respondent in all respects as prayed for by tho said relators in their said five sev eral petitions and suggestions, and that the said writ be made rctamablo at the first day of the next ensuing term of this court. Tho opinion, which covers 115 pages of legal cap paper, was dflivered by Judge Willard, and concurred in by Chief Jus tice Moses and Judge Wright. Commenting upon this "startling de cision,” the News says: “By it the Comptroller is directed to fix the rate of taxation necessary to raise a sum sufficient to pay the arrears of inter est on the five bonds sued upon. Bat, we suppose, this is intended to settle the point that was in dispute as to the power or duty of tho Comptroller to fix the rate of taxation, without an express direction from tho Legislature. By what process of reasoning the court has arrived at this conclusion, can be only matter of conjec ture, until We seo the opinion, winch is said to cover one hnndrcd and fifteen pa ges of legal cap. A result so contrary to the general and well-considered opinion of the Bar of the State, cannot but strike our people with amazement, even in these days of strange and startling things. When the opinion is published we will be in a better position to judge whether something may yet be done by legislative or judicial action to rescue the people from the collection of this minotm tax. We say ruinous, because if the principle is once established, it will he applied to all of the bonds of the five classes sned on." - Horrible Outrage in Mexico. From tbe Brownsville Banehero, input IS.] A small party of immigrants passed through this city a few weeks since cn route for Tnrpan, Mexico. In the party were a number of ladies and several girls thirteen or fourteen years of age. They were well fitted out with good teams anil wagons, and, in fact, everything requisite! for their perilous journey. It now becomes our painful duty to publish what appears to be a well authen ticated report'that the party were set up on by a band of outlaws, the men mur dered, the women treated in a most out rageous and cruel manner, and the entire outfit appropriated by the villains, a short distance beyond Victoria. It is a well known fart that Americans cannot visit the land of “ God and Liber ty” with anything of value in their pos session, unless in force sufficient to over awe the prowling villains who live by plunder. It makes the blood run cold when we remember the atrocities which are being committed almost daily against Americans and others in this land that pl.-ilma to have arrived at the acme of civilization. We shall follow this last devilish out rage upon Americans in Mexico, until the Governor of the State in which it wa3 per petrated adopts Santa Anna’s principle— lang every ranfliero within twenty miles of the spot where these infamous crimes are committed, nnloss they surrender the criminals. The Antwerp Conzlao ration.—The great conflagration at Antwerp, Belgium, last Monday night was occasioned by a stroke of lightning, which set fire to one of the largest warehouses in the city. This, with the surrounding buildings, were soon wrap]>ed in flames, and tho en tire block was destroyed. The damage by the fire is estimated at $4^10,000. DAY DISPATCHES. Reported Loss of a Steamship. New York, August 30.—A Washing ton dispath says : Five sailors mode their appearance in Petersburg. Vo., on Thursday, setting forth that they were part of fifteen survivors of the crew of the steamship Lucy, burned at sea, for ty-five miles off Cape Cannavaml, on the 15th inst. Tbeir names are Charles Williams, George Johnson, J. E. Willis, Georgo Fisher and Thomas Richardson Two are suffering from terrible burns, which substantiate tho truth of their stay. 11 A heavy rain fell all night with wind from the northeast. Fostmaster of Brooklyn, It is rnmored thrj Samuel Booth, po. master of Brooklyn, has resigned. It said that C. C. Talbot, postmaster 'Williamsburg, will probably succeed Booth. Affairs in Cartagena. A Herald special, dated at Carta; says the British Admiral Yelvorton in forms the rebels of his intention to morn the Victoria and Almanza to Gibraltar. At a meeting of the rebels a majority de rided to open tho fire from tho forts in case the removal of tho Spanish ships is attempted. The Admiral gives 4T hours’ warning, and threatens to' bom bard Cartagena if the forts fire upon thi ships. Beacon Park Races. Boston, August 30.—In the Beacon Park races, the race for horses i K-nt-.-n, Fullerton. Cameron and S tion wore started. Sensation won the first heat in 2:22). Fullerton won the second heat in 2:19}—distancing Sensa tion. Cameron won the third heat—Ful lerton'behaving badly—in 221Ji Fuller ton won the bst two heats and the race. Time—2:22, 2:22}. Suicide. Titusville, August 30.—James B Jamison, the original owner of the Jami son oil farm, committed suicide. He left a letter saying ho had been defrauded of a large amount of oil and money. Bicd iu the Cars. Judge James B. Wicko, of Vancouver, Washington Territory, died on the cars. He was from Jackson, Miss., whither he had been in search of health, j Bloody Work in Arkansas. Little Bock,'August 30.—Five thou sand dollars reward has been offered for the assassin of Judge Mears. It is re ported that five persons were killed be tween the constable’s posse and More’s gang in Perry county. Fort Sill. Washington, August 80.—The Interior Department is still without advice3 from Fort Sill. Tho report of the capture" generally discredited. Tho Bntlcr Contest, Boston, August 30.—A summary of tho results of tho election for State Con vention delegates, thus far, including Boston, shows Butler 113; Washburn 33. Bntlcr Triumphs. Woiicesteb, August 30.—All the But ler delegates were elected here. Boston, August 30.—Butler has sixty- two out of ninety delegates from this city. Lynn and Lowell aro unanimous for Butler. Two-thirds of the Newbury- port delegation went, for Butler. The relatives of Michael Angelo Me Farlond have taken charge of his body. Affairs nt Fort Sill. St. Louis, August 30.—The latest Fort Sill advices say.but three companies are garrisoning Forte Blanco. The rest havo gone to repress Indian disturbances on the Texas border. There is much anxie ty in families who havo relatives there. Earthquake in California. San Francisco, August 30.—A heavy earthquako in San J030 caused much ex _ citoment, but no damage. At towns south the shook was slight. Cholera in Kentucky. Lancaster, Ky., August 30.—Twenty- seven cholera deaths havo oocurrod here. Only sixty-three white families ore left in town. A Tight in Havana. Havana, August 30.—In consequence of a monetary crisis, a decree has 1} sued allowing free importation of gold from the United States and South Amer ican countries—to circulate at its intrin sic value. The export duty on gold fa increased five per cent. Lottery tickets aro required to be paid onc-lialf gold and one-half paper. Prizes will be paid in tho same manner. Hadrid-Snspcnsion of tho Cortes, Madrid, August 30.—A majority of the Cortes in caucus resolved to, suspend tho session from tho 1st of September to tho 3d of November, and pass sT vote of confidence in the Ministry before ad journment. French Polities. Paris, Augnst 30.—A circular hafe been sent to prefects of the deparments for bidding demonstrations on tho -1-tli Sep tember—tho anniversary of tho procla mation of tho Republic. International Chess Garnet. Vienna, August 30.—In the interna tional chess match Stainitzo won thb first, Blackburn tlie second, Juderson the third, and Rooentholtho fourth prize. Great Losses from tho Storm. Halifax, August 30.—Details of tho storm by mail and telegraph show a frightful loss of life and property from Sunday's storm. The pecuniary los3 fa certainly soveral millions of dollars. NIGHT DISPATHES. Bauer’s Schedule in Massachusetts, Boston, August 30.—A summary of the result? of the ward elections for dele- jatc-s to the State Convention thus far, Deluding Boston, shows tho election of 111 Butler, to 33 Washburno delegates. Tho Daily Advertcr says Republican cancusos wero held last night in larger cities and towns where Butler men have control of the local organizations and where there was a reasonable prospect of electing Bntlcr delegates. The intention obviously wa3 to show tho strength at tho beginning in the hope of getting recruits among tho wavering elsewhere, whs may bo waiting to seo which side fa strongest in Boston. It was their intention to carry every ward, except two or three at most, and they made estimates accordingly. Large as the caucuses were, the Butler Republicans were weakened, 03 was '• well known they would be, by tho ^absence of a largo number from town, many more than enough in several wards to have changed the rtenlt. That the opposition was able to elect delegates in four of the 16 wards fa, under the circumstances,, the best that could be expected. The Journal remarks, as far as this city is concerned, the result docs, not come np to Butler’s anticipations.. The authorities on the best side had given out.. They were perfectly sure of carry ing all but three wards, while they hoped to make a clean sweep of the city dele gation. To this end they laid their plans some time ago, laid them skillfully, and srosecutod them without the least regard * expense or fairness. The Post says Gen. Butler’s friends were out in full force, and in some of the wards there was hardly a show of respec table opposition to his pretensions, while in others it was a strong fight and a de rided victory. 'Whenever an opportunity offered the cat and dried programme was carried through with a rush, but occa sionally there was entered a vigorous pro test against the action of hfa friends, and especially was this tho case in the tenth po:r ward. Upon the whole, the adherent; --f Butler are highly elated at their work —the results in 15 wards—ward six not bolding a meeting—footing up for But ler GO and Washburno 28,'which fa a gain 17 delegates in hfa favor over hfa first campaign. Netf Chief Justice Appointed. Associate Judge Horace Gray ha? been appointed to the vacant Chief justiceship of Massachusetts, caused by the death of Judge Chapman. The appointment had been previously tendered by Gov -Wash- burne to Eockwood Hoar, who declined it. Radical Mississippi Platform. Jackson, Miss., August 30.—The Re publican Convention has adopted a plat form, declaring it unnecessary to adopt any new dogmas, bnt simply to renew Republican steadfast faith. The Repub lican party fa opposed to burdening the reconstruction of Mississippi with the re pudiated Planters’ md Union Bank bonds, and pledges the party to resist, by all lawful means, the assumption by the State of any such debts. It opposes granting to railroads or other corporation? the fund donated'by Congress for educational purpose*, demands the repeal by the next legisla turo of riicli grants already made. It fa vors biennial meetings of the legislature asserts the equal rights of children in public schools, and pledges the party to enforce such right by appropriate legfa lation, and to support the present school system thus explained. It endorses R C. rowers, the present governor. A resolution to endorse the Kelog. government, of Iouisann. was received with such demonstrations of hostility that the mover withdrew it. General Ames -was introduced and made a short speech, saying, among other things, that, if elected Governor, and dur ing his term any bill looking to the pay ing of the repudiated debt, or opening tho quostion in any way, shall como up, i:.- will most certainly veto it. The Convention adjourned sine die at S o’clock. Cnpitnl Yotcs. Washin.iton, Auguit 30'.—-The con tract for the building of life-saving sta tions on the coast of North Carolina, has been awarded to Jas. Boyle, of Newbume, N. C., at $2,500 each. Ten are to be erected. V Gen. Sherman discredits the Fort Sill massacre. General Wm. II. Emery, commanding tbe Department of the Gulf, fa here. Latest Spanish Nows. Madrid, August 30.—The Government fa Ipowerles.? to prevent the landing of arms and ammunition for the Carlists on the Cantabcrian toast,. because of the large force required to operate against Lh<- insurgent.-. - It. fa reported that the Republicans have under odfisdC *nt the plan of pri vate vessels to cruise in tho Bay of Bis cay." It asserted that a Hidalgo Will fco ap pointed Minister to tho United States. Tho rumor is current that, Alfonso. Prinoe of Austria, fa shortly to Attempt a succession to tho throne on Spanish soil. Telegram* from the Nbrth announce the defeat of tho Carlists undeY Sabillas, aftor four hours’ fighting yesterday. Gen. Compos ha? summoned tho Car tagena insurgent? to surrender. They answered by hoisting tho black flag on tbeir works. As yet, operations before the town, on the land side, amounted to only slight skirmishing. It fa rcportod tlint the insurgents have agreed, if hard pushed, to deliver some forts to the Carlists on eonditioli that all the Carlists at Valencia, soir* 400 in number, will join tho insurgents in an at tack on the Republican troops. Paying Interest. Nesv York, August 30.—Tho Sub- Treasury paid out $83,000 in gold coin to-day, on account of the September in terest ; $23,000 of which wero for called bonds. j Henry Bail, Justice Dclamor, of Brooklyn, to-day fixed the tail of M. T. Rodman, tho de faulting deputy City Treasurer, nt $50,- 000, with two sureties qualifying in a PURELY VEGETABLE. For FORTY YEARS it has proved its p uc in all dkaws of thi Livor. Rowels ai neya. Thousands of the gooil and great in jmrl* f f the country vouch for its wonderful a ! uvular power in purifying the Blood, stinmlatinc the torpid Liver and Bowels, and impartfaur now life ami viimrto the whole system. ’ SIMMONS LIVER REGULATOR is ncLuowlixR'od to Iiqvo no equal as a LIVER MEDICINE. ^It contains four mcdirol elements, never united in the sanm happy proportion in any other prejw- rnl C:,Hi:; v. n ’A .’ldiTful Toilif, an umvxr-eptiuiialilo Alterative and a certain cor rective of all impurities of the body. Such signal ■“—w has attended it# use, that it is now raranl- i tho GREAT UNFAILING SPECIFIC For Liver Complaint and the pninful offspring thereof. to-Avit: DYSPEPSIA. CONSTIPATION. Jaundice, Bilious attacks. SICK HEADACHE, Colic. Depression of Spirit* SOUR STOMACH, Heart Burn, etc„ etc. Regulate tho Liver and prevent CHILLS AND FEVER. Simmons’ Livor Kegulator ts harmless Is no drastic, violent medicine, I?, sure to cure if t»kcn regularly, Is no intoxicating beveraxa. Is a faultless family medicine, l Is tho cheapest medicine in the world,. Is given with safety and tlio happiest results to tho most delicate infant. Does not interfere with business, » Does not disanrnnevtlic system. Takes the place of Quinine and Bitters of every kind. Contains tho simplest and l»cst remedies Simmons’ Liver Regulator, the Great Family Medicine, Is manufactured only by J. H. ZEILIN & CO., MACON. GA. and PHILADELPHIA. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. Bowarc of nil Counterfeits and Imitations. GEORGIA ■ STATE FAIR. COMMENCING OCTOBER 27T1I, 1S73, double amount; and if not furnished at a given timo to bo committed to the county jail. No Quarantine. New Orleans, August 30.—A dispatch from Galveston states that tho quaran tine regulations, which wore to go into effect against New Orleans on Monday, have been withdrawn, and consequently the regular communication with Texas ports remains undisturbed. A Bold Robbery. Philadelphia, August 30.—A clerk in the office of Hill & Co., agents of the New York Insurance Company, was knocked senseless to-day while changing a ;$50 lsiU for a stranger, who made off with $70. Chinaman Selected. Boston, August 30.—Hon. D. IV. Good has been selected by tho Republi can State Central Committee, to preside over the convention at Worcester, on tho 10th of September. . ... . Base Ball Game. Tho game of baso ball between the Bostons and Athletics resulted in a- victo ry for tho former by a score of seven to "x. Synopsis Weather Statement. Office Chief SioNAf. Officer, ) Washington, August 30. j Pro: .abilities—Cloudy weather and lo cal rains extendirtr from Cut: Ohio, valley over the South Atlantic and Gulf States. The Last Installment to he Paid* Paris, August 30.-r-It is reported that tho government will pay to Germany tho last installment of tho war indemnity on the 14th of October. The Sicffo of Ililboa Resumed. Bayonne, August 30.—Tho ' Carlist forcoa have resumed the seigo of Bilboa. PERSONAL It hwy be observed thnt no nttempt is made mint up out-of-the-way, or unknown places, find names to indorse SIMMONS* LIVER REG ULATOR. Hon. Alexander II. Stephens. Jtio. W. Beckwith. Bishop of Ga. General John B. Gordon. Hon. Jno. Gill Shorter. cx-Govcmor of Ala. Rev. David Wills, D. D., President Oglethorpe Bishop Vierm (of Ga.) Hon. James Jackson, (firm Howell Cobb & James Jackson) Attorneys at Law, Macon, Ga. John B. Cohh. R. L. Mott, Columbus, Ga. Yellow Fever! Y»,.low Fever! Where is the Antidote? Reader, you will find it in tho timely use of Simmons* Liver Regulator. This vegetable cathartic and tonic has proven-itself a sure PREVENTIVE and euroof all diseases of the Liver and Bowels. Cholera.'—No danger from Cholera if the liver w ,n proper order, ami ordinary prudence in diet observed. The occasional taking of Simmons’ Liv er Regulator, to keep the system healthy, will surely prevent attacks of Cholera. jnl.yggoodAwly BOARDING. KJ ft house convenient to business, on I'onlar street. Rooms furnished nnd unfumislied. Day Boarders takon nlso. - Refer to J. W. Burke, apply through MWgflSt CITY P. O. BOX 57. FOR RENT. QTORE-IIOUSE reccn tly occupied by J oh nson kj Smith, in tho Planters* Warehouse. Posses sion Riven immediately. Also, ono four-room DWELLING and six two- room HOUSES. Apply to anicieodim H. T. JOHNSON. MIDNIGHT dispatches. Forged Bond Sivindlo'in Wall Street. New Yobk, August 30.—A bold and nearly successful attempt at swindling by means of forged bonds, was made in Wall street to-day by a Mr. Williamson, who was introduced to Mr. Holbrook, of tho firm of John AY. Eddy ,t Co., by an acquaintance of Holbrook's. Ho stated that he v. anted to borrow $25,000 for sixty days, and offered, as security, $31,000 of New York Central Railroad seven per cent. l»nds of 1876. Holbrook took one of the bonds and succeeded in placing the loan elsewhere, and on his re turn, not finding "Williamson, he thought all was not right, and caused an exami nation of tho remaining bonds, when it was discovered that they were forgeries. Tho case waa immediately put in the hands of detectives, but thus far Wil liamson has not been arrested. Tho Board, of Steam Navigation will meet on Tuesday next “to elect delegates to the National Board' of Steam Naviga tion. which meets at Philadelphia, Sep tember 17, when, it fa stated, nearly $300,000,000 worth of stcAm property in the United States will lie represented. City Treasurer Sprague, of Brooklyn, has been completely prostrated by tho disclosures made of tho condition of the finances of tho city and hfa own efforts to secure the city from loss. He has been confined to hfa bed to-day, and hfa physi cian has positively prohibited all inter course with Kim. Comptroller Schroeder, of Brooklyn, s addressed a note to Hugh McLaugh lin, ex-Treasurer of the Fire Department, Over 1,200 Building Lots, cants. Ext."ntline na these lots do from the Mcrocr University to the old Race Track, and l> i»* moMtly higher than any others in Mnron’s vicinity, ninny t ,f them present splendid views of the city ana nftr/oundinp country for many mile*, nnd being high above the common region of mias ma, must lie comparatively healthy. Interspersed in already a lino industrial popula tion of several trnndred families, and new build ings are constantly being erected. Choice lots can now be secured cheap for rush or on Ion* time, and where parties desire it, and con furnish the means to purchase materials, lots mnv be improved as agreed on, ami the balance paid by easy imtal- luents. Now is tho time for bargains. Who would want to pay rent when liouscs can be 90 c sily bad ? Titles indisputable. Apply to aujQBSeodSw 31. 8. THOMSON. ECLECTIC INSTITUTE, TjlOR YOUNG LADIES, Baltimore, Maryland. -L? Number of Pumls limited to forty. For i' culars apply to tlie Principal. MRS. LKTITIA TYLER SEMPLE, Avenue Store to Rent. five rooms, with garden and outbuildings. One of the best stands for a hoarding-house in the city. Apply to augXtf G. B. ROBERTS. i WANTED AT ONCE. lical Gin Makers, lest wages will 1 P. C. SAWRER. FOR SALE CHEAP. S’ half-acre lot with a six-room dwelling. kitchen, outhouses, etc., situated on Second street between Oak and Arch. I* within a few minute* walk of tlie.busincss part of the city, de pot and workshops, and has promt to be a healthy place. Apply to RUST PROOF OATS. asking him to return to tlie < city $8,000 interest and save trouble. Judge Daniels this evening declined to reduce the bail of Rodmnn, the Brooklyn defaulter. # Trial of Marshal Bnzainc. Paris, August 30.—The trial of Mar shal Bazaine will be held at Trianon. It will commence on the Cth of October. A Republic Impossible* Tho Journal Des Debate has a signifi cant article from the pen of M. Lcmer- one, in winch the writer expresses tho opinion that a Republic is impossible, and that France must have a liberal monarchy. The Count de Chambord can follow example of Louie Eighteenth, and grant a Constitutional charter ;• but if not, a monarchy under do Chambord is as impossible 03 a republic. Dnty on Grain and Flour Remitted* The Government issued decrees reliev ing grain fronT the tore or additional impost, levied on :u ount <>i the w.*.r in demnity and from the bonding duty. Postal Relations with France. The Dnko de Broglie, Minister of For eign Affairs, in a letter to tho Paris ChanTi va£ Commerce, says tho govern ments and the United States still yi in negotiations for a ;tal convex __ _ f ,,ptween the two conn- tries. Y omt. Bill to Raise - V Spanish Loan. Madrid, August £•]?—A project to raise a loan, the payment of* which is to be guaranteed from the revenues from tho tobacco monopoly of tho Phillipine Inlands, ha3 been presented in Cortes. The bill al=© abolishes compulsory labor on the tobacco plantations by the natives. The motion was declared urgent. The CiTil War in Spain. Ten thousand Republican troop3 have arrived at Ylttoria, in the province of Olava, on their way to Estalla. The Reported Insurrection in Khiva a Hoax* Brussels, August 30.— 1 The Nord, the Russian organ, published in this city, pronounces the report of the insurrection in Khiva and execution of GOO of tho in surrectionists a hoax. Don Carlos and the Spanish Debt. London, August 30.—It is estimated that if Don Carlos is successful in gain ing the throne t»f Spain, the debt of the country will be increased one-third. . PRJCB. TO RENT. A GOOD STOHE, 100 feet deep; dry cellar; good business location on Third street Ap ply to OLIVER, DOUGLASS A CO. augffl lw ORANGE STREET SCHOOL, tember 1st. It will be conducted by tho under* signed, assisted by Miss Antoinette Win vfit Ul, and the number of pupils will be limited to 40. Tuition per month, $10. aurtfiflt BEXJ. M. POLniLL. Housekeeper s’ Situation Wanted. willing to moke ncreclf usefnl, and will bring doubted testimonial* of good character. Appl; the Senior Editor of tho Telegraph. M’ SALE OF UNCLAIMED FREIGHT. Macon and Brunswick Railroad, Ma<on, August 20th, 1873. T HE following articles of UNCLAIMED FREIGHT, n sale, will lie sold to ,, _ _ of the Macon ami Brururwick Railroad, on 24?H DAY SEPTEMBER, 1878, mle to begin at lo O’clock, A. M. S \Yaxelbauin A Bro. 1 box fans. 1*10,1 box glaaRware. S Moreland. 2 bale*!tedding. . Jno Fale A Co 1 prkr. 1 boxea mdse. H Ca mi there, 1 pot ware. WJ Hodge*. l«ck empty Ucueo. D \Y Lewi*. 1 sack cotton seed. T t Davis, 1 box hardware. Ordinary Telfiur County, 2 boxes books. W P Eastman, 1 box, (2) com oil. Jim Saltraareh, 1 box indue. F F Reed, 1 box mdse. L 31 Gardner, 1 trank. A S Goodbread, 1 trunk. H Powell, 1 box. Ordinary Pula>lu County. 1 box. V, 1 box pickle*. B. 4 boxes brandy peaches. M Heaton. I box book*. B J Eg'-rton, 38 water buckets. * “ 4 bdis barrel covers. Geo PS terms 1 box firework*. No mark, 7 sacks guano. ->.■ • “ “ 11 empty sacks. “ “ .1 pram cradle. ** “ 1 tnck cotton. “ M I old pot. 1 box sundries. 1 box circular saws. I roll baggim?. 1 spinning wheel. 1 tin boiler. 1 pebr. Wri*ZKl 1 axle, yoke and bows. 15 pieces bedstead. 1 mill hopper. 1 table. 2 sacks aeod cotton. 1 wagon wbceL 1 carriage pole, bundle scythes.' 1 pieces bar iron. CENTRAL CITY PARK, MACON, GKOltGIA. 51) For lient acre of dovor hay f or best acre luoerno hay For best acre of native gnus 50 Far boat aero .pea vino hay 50 • lor beat acre of com forage 50 For largest yield of Southern cane, one acre... 60 For beat and largest display garden vegetables 25 For largest yield upland cotton, ono acre 200 lor best crop lot upland short staple cotton, not less than five I ales.. i 500 For beat ono bale upland short staple cotton, 100 (and 25 cents per pound for tho bale) For beat bale upland long staple cotton 100 (nnd 25 cents per pouud for tlio bale) For tho best oil ininting. by a Georgia lady 100 ror the be«t display .ot painting*, drawing*, etc. by the pupils of one school or college. 100 I or tho usst made silk dress, done by n lady of Georgia not a dress-maker.... so For tho best homo-spun dress, done by a lady of Georgia not a dress-maker... ; 50 For best piece of tapetiayin wanted and How. by a lady of Georgia 6C For best furnished baby basket and complete set of infant clothes, by a lady of Georgia... 50 l*or handsomest set of Mon choir-case, glove box' and pin-cushion, made by n liuiy of Georgia CO For best half dozen pairs of cotton Mxk>, knit by a lady over fifty years of ago (in gold)... 25 For best lialf dozen pairs of cotton hocks, knit by a girl under ton years of age (in gold).:. 25 For tho finest and largest display of femnlo handicraft,embracing needlework, embroid ery, knitting, crocheting, raised work, etc., by one lady 100 For the best combination horse.......;..: 100 For tho best saddle horse 100 For tlio best stylo harness horsq 100 For the finest and best matched double team 100 For tho best stallion, with ton of liis colts by his side v.; .* 231 For the best gelding 250 For tho best aix-mulo team 250 For tho best single muio J00 For tho best milch cow .' 100 For tho best bull 100 For tho best ox team 100 For tlio best sow with pigs 50 For the largest and finest collection erf domes- t3t>ftowU ^ t7«~; 100 For the best bushel of com 25 For the l**st bushel of peas -n For the beat bushel of wheat 25 For tho best bushel of sweet potatoes 25 For tho best bushel of Irish potatoes 25 For tho best fifty stalks of sugar canc 50 For tho best result on ono acre in any forage crop ISO For tho largest yield of com on ono aqro l(*o For the largest yield of wlicat on ono acre 50 For tho largest yield of oati on one acre so For the largest yield of iyc on acre 50 For the best result on ono acre, in any cereal crop 200 For tho best display made on the grounds, by any dry goods merchant 100 For the best display made by any grocery mer chant 100 For tho latest and best display of grocn-houso plants, by one person or linn 100 For tho best brass bond, not less than ten per formers 250 (and$50extra per day for their music) For the best Georgia plow stock 25 For the best Georgia made wagon (two.liorae) 50 For tho best Georgia mode cart 25 For best stallion four yearn old or more 50 For best preserved 1 ionic over 20 yeans old 25 For best Alderney bull :... 50 For best Devon bull 50 For best collection of table apples grown in North Georgia 50 For best collection of table apples grown in Middle Georgia GO . REGATTA Race ono mile down stream on Ocmttlgec River under tho rules of tho Regatta Association of Macon. For tho fastest four-oarod shell-boat, race open to tho world.... ; §150 For tho fastest double-scull shell Lent, race open to tho world. nn For the fastest single-scull shell boat, nu-eopen to tbe world. For tlie fastest four-oared canoe boot, race op 60 to the world __ (Ky canoe is meant a boat hew n from a log, without wash-boanlM or other additions.) Tho usual entry loo of ten per cent will bo charged for the Regatta premiums. MILITARY COMPANY. For tbe best drilled voluntary mifibuy compa ny of not less titan forty members, rank and file, open to the world J* $< At least five entries required. RACES. FUME OSE—$300. For Trotting Horses—Georgia raised; mile heats, beat two in titred. 1st horse to receive $200 2d borie to reooive. 75 Sd horse to receive 25 rrnsE two—$150. For Trotting Horses that have never beaten SaSO mile heatN, best two in three. 1st horse to receive £..*$300 hone to receive.... 100 * horse to receive 50 PCKSE TIIUEX—$G50. For Trottwj Honseo—open to tfo world; mile i heats, best three in fire. _ Irt horse to receive $-00 ' horse to receive ; *00 horse to receive M MTfiSE pom—$350. For Dnnnmg Horses—open to the world; two* mxie heats, best two in three. 1st hoi>2 to receive horse to receive 10(> rots* nrs—$300. ca open to tho world; two-mil> best two in three. horse to reooive - - TO RENT. vXE COTTAGE HOUSE . ) tirelv new. Al*>. one i>\ ;olon.-l Pulaski Holt’s. Apply to aurtCTf GEO. S. OB EAR. lit home to weave Tbe above Premiums will be tiJruleaof tbe Turf. ■ The ust cent, on the amount of the pu; - COUNTY EXHIBITIONR. 1. To the countv whi. orClub-s) shall fi finest display, in murit m stock, products and rv>ult dustries, all raised, produi faoturod in thu county 2. Second best do 3. Third Ik-M do 1. Fourth best do Entries to be made at the .U Athens. Articles contributed to the < can also compete for specific promt mium; tor instance, a farmer to tho Exhibition of