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MACON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1880
VOLUME LV-NO. 51
Ml I7PREME COURT.
1ifftmc iKcndered Hot. is, 1880.
/. tfor ths Telegraph ani Me stenner by
Hill Sb Uarrit, Attorney at La to Macon,
Duckett vs. The fc'tite. Larceny, from
That a hone was stolen, and a few days
thereafter the defendant sold it some
miles away, and made false statements as
to the ownership and possession thereof,
was sufficient to support a verdict of
guilty of larceny.
2. Where the important fact was
brought to the attention of the solicitor*
general for the lint time by tbe statement
of the prisoner, there was no error in per
mitting him to reopen the case to show
Mitchell vs. The Western and Atlantic
railroad. Certiorari, from Whitfield.
In a suit against a railroad for damages
to personalty, the question of negligence
is one of faci; and therefore where tbe
case turned on that question, on certiorari
from a magistrate’s court, the judge
should not render final judgment, but re
mand the case for a new trial, if errors
Hamilton vs. Granaers’ Life and Health
Iusursuce Company. Complaint, from
1. Recoupment as a defense must spring
out the contract upon which theplaintit '
sues, and is confined to that. A claim
arising out of a distinct transaction can
not be recouped against a suit on a prom
2- The plea of set-off extends to all mu
tual deniauds existing between the parties
at the dalqof the commencement ofthe
action. Therefore money procured by tbe
plaintiff from the defendant by fraud may
be set-off against a suit on a note for
(a) Notes without words of negotiabili
ty, although held by a bona fido purchas
er, arc subject to the equities and defenses
existing between tbe assignor and debtor
at tbe time of the assignment.
Fred Cox. vs. the Commissioners ol Whit
field county. Complaint, from Whitfield
1. The act of 1872 did notconfei on the
commissioners of Whitfield county judi
cial powers except as to roads.
(a) If they had any judicial powers as
to claims against the county, a refusal to
pay unaccompanied by any judgment as to
correctness or incorrectness would uot be
2. Mandamus tnay be a proper remedy
to compel a board of commissioners to
pay a fixed and established debt, but suit
is the proper mode of determining a
liability which is liquidated and denied.
Western and Atlantic Railroad vs. Jones.
Case, from Catoosa.
Railroads are required by law to estab
lish jiosts on each side of public cro sings,
to blow the whistle and check tbe
speed of its trains in approaching thorn,
so as to be able to atop should any one be
on the crossing. While these provisions
are Intended to protect lile and property
at such crossings, yet where an accident
took place just beyond a crossing, the Tact
that these requirements were disregarded,
may be considered by the Jury In deter
mining the question of negligence or. the
part of the employes of the railroad.
West vs. Black. Claim, from Whitfield.
Tlie verdict In this case is contrary to
evidence. One who has made a vail t
conveyance of personalty caunot alter-
wards avoid the transfer by bis mere ad
missions that the property is his, there be
ing no question of fraud, and the debt tin
der which the property is sought to be
subjected having been contracted after tiie
2. For a justice to admit a written con
veyance of personalty in evidence before
a jury remarking that “the court thought
tlio deed to personalty was worth but
little, but as tlie jurors were judges of tbe
iaw and evidence, he would permit it to
go before tlicm for tbeir consideration, if
it was worth anything to them,” was
error, and was a good ground for certio
Lanier vs. Brooks. Claim,from Whitfield.
1. Property held under bond for titles,
with part of the purchase money paid was
sold under an execution against the ven
dor. By agreement with the holders of
the bond, a third patty bought at the
sheriffs sale, and gave them a bond to
convey cm repayment of the purchase
price; they failed to pay; but procured
another to do so and take a deed from the
purchaser j they gave him tlieir note for
the amount so 'paid, and be agreed in
parol to convey the land to them on pay
ment thereof. While the title atood thus,
a judgment was obtained against him.
Still later there was a second substitution
of another In his place, similar to the first.
A fi. fa. against the original holders
of the bonds for titles was levied and
tbe property sold. The purchaser con
tinued to pay the last holder of the title
for the purpose of redeeming the lot. The
holder of tbe title brought ejectment
tgainst h.m; ani under an equitable plea,
tbe juty found a money verdict against
the defendant, with alternative of a ti. fa.
against tbe land. A ti. fa. against the sec
ond taker or the tities founded on tlie
judgment above stated was levied on the
laud, and the purchaser at the second
sheriffs sale, hieing also defendant Jit
Held, That tlie agreement to convey ti
tles made by (It* second holder of the title
to tlie original holders of tlie bond for ti
tles was without consideration, and not
2. Even if binding, tbe title was never
theless in liim l>y actual purchase, and
the lien of a judgment against him at-
U. The original holders of the bond for
titles dhl not have either a fee simple or
mortgageable Interest in tlie land which
they could convey to tbe purchaser at the
first sheriff’s sale, or those who were sub
stituted (or him, and therefore were not
prelected by the act of 3571-2- (Acts *71-2,
4. On the trial ofthe claim case arising
under the fl. fa. against the second holder
of the titles, tlio record of the ejectmont
cause between tbe third holder and the
claimant was not admissible.
tbeir residence, are not entitled to $2.0Q
per day for such service. Such compen
sation is only allowed them for attendance
upon the Superior Court.
Andersm vs. Anderson. Debt, from Ca
Where to a suit brought in Georgia on
a judgment rendered in the State of Ten
nessee, Iho defendant pieade'd his dis
charge in bankruptcy, and it appeared
that lie was adjudged a voluntary bank
rupt pending the suit in Tennes
see, but la! led to plead that fact to ask _
stay of the proceedings on that account,
and tbe judgment was subsequently ren
dered, and he thereafter obtained his dls-
Held, That tbe plea was a valid bar to
a recovery. The Tennessee judgment did
not constitute a new debt, but simply a
new senility for tbe old debt, and ol it
self had no force or effect !n Georgia.
Decisions Head e red Hot. S3,1880.
Taut et al. vs. Wigfall. Complaint for
land, from Richmond.
x Courts of Ordinary have general juris
diction of tho granting or revocation of
letters of administration. Therefore the
judgment granting letters as to the partic
ular estate cannot be impeached collater
ally on the ground that the decedent re
sided in a different county. Such a judg
ment must be attacked in tbe court where
it was rendered. Especially so when the
judgment itself recites the fact that tho
deceased was late of that county.
JolinstoD, county solicitor, vs. Lovett,
When the act of 187C provided that the
fees of the county solicitor of Bunco coun
ty should be the samo as those allowed
the solicitor-general in the Superior Court
for like services, such fees became fixed,
and a subsequent increase of the fees al
lowed solicitor-generals did not also in
crease the fees of the county solicitor.
Riven vs. tho City Council of Augusta.
Case, from Richmond.
1. A municipal corporation is uot lia
ble lor damages resulting from a failure
on tlie part of its council to perform,or an
Improper performance ol those powers and
duties «Inch are legislative or judicial in
their character. For damages resulting
from tlieir neglecting to peif.irm or negli
gence in the performance of those duties
which are purely ministerial, it would be
2. There is no sound dlslinct'o t as to
such liability between a failure to pass an
ordinance in the first instance and its re
peal or suspension after being passed.
Therefore, where a city council passed an
ordinance forbidding tlie running at large
of cattle iu its streets, but subsequently
suspends its operation indefinitely, on the
ground, among.others, that the growth
of weeds and grass was too luxuriant for
comfort, health and good appearance, one
who was gored by a cow running at large
in tiie streets would not have cause ol ac
tion against the city.
(a) Nor would tlie principle be altered
by the fact that the owner paid a muuici
pal tax on the cow.
Turner vs. the Grangets’ Life and
Health Insurance Company. Attach
raeiit, from Floyd.
Though a subscription to the slock of
an insurance compauy may have been in
duced by fraudulent representations, yet
tlie subscriber canuot recover the araouut
paid, if there are creditors to an equal or
larger amount on debts contracted after
bis subscription. As to such debts, the
funds of tbe corporation, including his
subscription, are held in trust for their
Anderson vs. Dodd. Ejectment, from Whit
Whatever may have been the law prior
to the code, section 2(181 declares that
where a person having paper title to a
tract of land is in actual possession of
only a part, the law construes tlie posses
sion to extend to the boundary of the
tract, thus rendering actual possession of
part necessary to constructive possession
of balance. Under the principle, tbe de
fendant showed a valid prescriptive title,
and the verdict iu his favor was correct.
Gammaz? ct. al. vs. The Georgia South
ern Railroad Company, injunction
1. Where a bill alleged that for tho
purpose of securing the right of way
through laud, a railroad corporation had
the writ of ad quod damnum issued,
seasment made, from which there was an
appeal to the Superior Court, and filial
trial had resulting in a verdict for the
property owner, simply finding for him
$1,l50, and directing that upon the pay
ment of such sum the title to the land
should vest iu the company, but establish
ing no special lieu thereon, and that pend
ing these proceedings tlie railroad first
taking possession of the property ltccame
insolvent, aud was sold under dccreo to
defendant, which has since been using
tbe same as part of its right of way and
road-bed, praying injunction against tbe
use of said land until payment of the as
sessment, aud for general relief, it was
error to dismiss tbe samo on demurrer.
There is no common law remedy ade
quate to such a case.
2. As complainants have delayed so
long before making application for injunc
tion, this court will uot interfere with the
discretion exercised in refusing the same,
but will direct that the chancellor, ou
final trial, shall submit to the jury whether
tho injunction shall issue, to be stayed
days toenaole defendant to make
Brown and Hill ox tub Situation.
A Washington correspondent of the
New York Tribune has tho following
about the Georgia Senators:
Senator Ilill said recently ho was glad
his letter to Mr. Chittenden was pub
lished, for although a few extremists ou
both sides bad assailed him, he bad been
brought into correspondence with a great
many men anxious to know tho exact
truth, and lie guided by it. “To-day
things look bright in tlie South,” contin
ued the Senator. “Our people are con
tented, as moderately prosperous peo
ple cenerally ate. We have
few very rich and few vary poor
people. We have less politics in tho
South to-day than you have in tbe North.
We ought not to be solid any longer, but
much depends upon Garfield. We ongbt
to divide upon new issues of public
policy. As for me, I am os strongly
favorable to sound money as
any man In Wall street, but
Smith vs. Wade et al. Certiorari, from
Wliere to a rule in justice against a con
stable, lie answered that he had been
notified to hold the money to pay a claim
put In therefor by a contestant, it was er
ror to dismiss the rule.
tloM to tbeftptjpjg ^. whatever damages the Interests of the
decide it in ponlu.m.ty with tlie facts. j Morth hnrta „ g JJ wc]K The undeveloped
•’ , ! resources of the South need the attention
Ladd vs. McDonald. Claim, from Bar- an d i ie )p 0 f Northern capitalists. How
tow. . ■ • ■ i can we expect it if we put our influence
1. When adimunillon of the record Is ( a the scale against Northern industries
suggested, and tlie cletk of the court be- . and Northern enterprises?”
low, iu response to a rule nisi from this feenator Brown, of Georgia, says that he
court, sends up the missing portion of believes the success of Governor Colquitt
the record, which covers evidence not con- an d himself in their icspeclivo campaigns
talned lif the brief as originally certified j 3 tho forerunner of a breakup in the solid
to this court, such addition constitutes a array 0 [ t hc South. -The campaign was
portion of tlie record and will be so con- t hc "most bitterly contested one of recent
side ml. ,-.V > years, and resulted in the utter discom-
— iituro of the Bourbons.
'The Commissioners of Floyd County vs. ~ ~ .' 0 ' , “ .
Black. Certiorari, from Floyd. One pair ofboots or shoes saved every
- Witnesses attending committing trials y:ur by using Lyons latent Metallic
under subpoena in counties other than of tieel Stiffeners. t.
[likelyyou meant to let Mr. Sherman
know that you were not to remain in
The Population of Georgia.
We publish beljw full census r ®tun s [ Charlottesville, but were on your wayj ontninna nr r ■ - wen
Din every county In tho Stale-all offi- j home, and that if ho wished to explain rsmpam
cial except that from Jackson. The pub- I himself in any way be must address' you
llshed statement of the population of tha 1 at Columbia.
• , . I Since my return home, however, It has
county, however, is believed to be entirely | been j miniated to me that I was mistaken
reliable, and will not be materially altered j (q my apprehension of your meaning,
by the official returns:
and that it was "your purpose to give Mr.
Sherman if he desired it a hostile meet
ing. I hope my dear sir, that you will
not think me impertinent if I ask whether
my construction was right or wroug, that
I may know tbe opinion of one whose
influence is deservedly very great in tlie
country as well as State. I 1 email), my
I dear sir,
Most truly yours,
W. B. W. Howe,
| To Hod. Wade Hampton, Columbia, S. C.
Duncansby, Miss.,December 5,1SS0—
My Dear Sir: Your kind letter was for-
| warded frem Columbia and reached me
only yesterday. I am very much obliged
to you for the interest you have shown iu
my behalf, and you were entirely right iu
the construcliou you placed on my note to
Mr. Sherman. That was written as I
passed through Charlottesville, and I
naturally gave tny proper address.
It never occurred to me for a moment
that any one would construe my language
as giving or inviting a challenge. Mr.
Sherman forgot the propriety of his offi
cial position, as well as of mine, when lio
made tiie scandalous charge against me
in a public speech. I called bis attention
to the language I10 was reported to have
used, In a courteous letter, thus giving
him ac opportunity to disclaim or explain
In reply he not only reiterated his
charge, but took that opportunity to vlllify
uot only tho people whom I represented,
but those of the whole South. I could
not condescend to notice his slanderous
attack upon the South, and I simply de
nounced his charge connecting me with
the ku.klux as fatso. I could do uo less
than this, for there was never a falser
charge made, nor have I ever known a
grosser violation of personal courtesy prof
official propriety than that of which ho
was guilty. It lias been my good fortune
never to have been involved in an aflair
I of honor, save as a peacemaker, aud it is
a source of deep gratification to me
to know that I have been instrumental in
settling many difficulties amacably, but I
write merely to assure you that you
didrne only justice in the view you took of
my language and to thank you for the
kindness you have shown. I hope,therefore,
that you will not misconstrue my mean
ing when I tell you that my address will
be Washington after the 10th. With my
best wishes, I am, very respectfully aud
truly, yours, Wads Hampton.
To Right Rev. Bishop Howe.
I A NEWSY LETTER EKOrt NORWOOD.
Brinkley Academy--Clotting Exercises
—Address by Sir. Kb.T. Williams, ol
Norwood, Ga., December 10.
Editors Telegraph and Messenger : —
We have in this county—Warren'—situ
ated near Norwood, on the line of the
Georgia railroad, one ofthe most flourish
ing academies in Middle Georgia, viz: tiie
“Brinkley Academy’’—deriving its name
from *t’s founder and principal, Professor
Sterling G. Brinkley, whose fame at a
teacher is not local, nor confined to
Georgia, but is co-extensive with tbe
bouuds of our whole country. He is tho
enthusiastic promulgator of thc phonet
ic system of spelling, which Is calling
forth such a feeling oradmiration from the
The academy is located in a highly en
lightened community of good society, and
possessing ail those qualifications essential
to making a good school.
Prof. Brinkley celebrates the close of
each term of his school by an examina
tion-speeches by liis pupils and an ad
dress by some gentleman of note from
abroad. His summer term closed with an
address from Dr. A. G. Haygood, and to
day, after a most satisfactory examination
and creditable array of forensic skill from
the young disciples of Cicero, the large
| audience were treated to an ambrosial
feast of literature from that excellent
youug tnau,Eb. T. Williams, Esq., of Ap
pling, Georgia. Descending from a
long line of illustrious ancestry, Mr.
Williams nobly represented the little
“commonwealth” ol Columbia. The
young gentleman, just fresh from the
halls of Emory College, with her brightest
honors clustering around him, with a well
trained mind, a prolific brain, acute reas
oning and caustic satire, was well calcu
lated to handle with subtle reasoning his
THE RAILROAD COMMISSION.
Seduction or Passenger Pares t>
Three veals Per Kile.
The circular oLthe Railroad Commis
sion reducing passenger fares on all tlie
leading lines in the State to three cents
a mile i3 the subject of general comment.
It is a mailer of such great importance to
the people and the railroads that It is re
garded as one of the most momeutous is
sues of tne day.
Yesterday a Constitution reporter call
ed on Mr. John H. James,one ofthe direc
tors ol the Georgia railroad, and asked his
opinion of the effect of the reduction ou
tlie Georgia railroad.
Said he: “I don’t think tbe change will
affect the bonds or the stock of the Geor
gia road. Both have an upward tendency
and I don’t think this will top It.”
“On what do you base this opinion?”
Mr. James—“Ou the fact that we have
been selling 1,000 mile tickets at $25 and
round trip tickets at a great deal less than
three cents a mile, and have fonnd the
plan to work very well.”
“How do you think it will affect
Mr. James—“I believe It will increase it.
It set mi nature! that more people would
travel at three cents a mile than at four or
five centS. n HH
“As a railroad man you seem to take a
very cheerfttl view ofthe situation?”
Mr. James—“Yes, sir. I see nothing
alarming in the matter to tho Georgia rail
“How will it nflecl the other railroads
in the State ?"
Mr. James—“I don’t think I can speak
for any but the Georgia road, for I am
better posted as to that than any oilier.
A prominent director of tho Central
railroad was interviewed at length.
“Wliat do you ibiuk, Mr. — — -, ofthe
last cireular of the Railroad Commis
“Well, it means that the commission Is
bound to regulate tlie roads. I do not
mind tins particular action so much as I
do the tendency it indicates."
“Do you think the commission will go
“I believe it will. The next cut will
bo on freights. There is no tolling where
this tiling is going to stop. I suppose the
commissioners have a perfect right to do
this. This law gives their, almost arbi
trary power, and leaves it to their discre
tion, as to what rates are *Jii3t and rca-
sonable.’ They seem to have adopted
Judge Black’s idea that a railroad is a
public highway, aud Is to be regulated
without regard to its proprietors. Judge
Black’s letter is quoted largely, and glo
ried over much, but I think its principles
out to a handsome, well-grown clever
youth of twenty. He was a fine shot and
fond of sport, but from tlie first refused
to make a business of shooting aud hunt
ing. He was passionately fond of music
and of all art, but rigorously limited tbe
lndulgencerof his tastes. He had a strong
turn lor the study of moral aud physical
science, in either of which pursuits he
might probably have made a name, but
he denied himself, or at any rate curtailed
to very narrow limits, this noblest of in
dulgences. Setting all such temptations
qnletly on one side, he devoted himself
from the day of bis marriage to the earnest
fulfilment of tboeo public duties which his
position as tho husband of a constitutional
Queen, as he saw it, not only entitled him
hut made It incumbent on him to share.
But hero he was at ouce met by jealousy
on the part of tbe leading statesmen of
that day which made tbe task of duty a
singularly difficult one. It was only by
reticence and patience, and, above all,
self-effacement, that he could hope to
overcome their prejudices.
Report ol tiro Conditio* of the Public
Library and Historical (Society or
Matos for tbe Year Kudlaff Decem
ber lot, 1880.
In accordance with our constitution, I
have the honor to make the following re
port ol tbe condition of tbe society aud oi
its operations for the past year.
The small debt found standing, on the
accession of the present board to office,
has been liquidated, and there are now no
demandsagainstusthat wo are not pre
pared to meet.
During the year wa have added eight
hundred volumes, by purchase, gift and
deposit, aud have bad now shelving erect
ed for six hundred. Tho library now
contains seven thousand volumes, all ac
cumulated iu a little over six years. Tiie
membership has been fairly sustained, for
which we are latgeiy Indebted to the zeal
and energy of our librarian, and we now
bare over four hundred members in good
standing, cue hundred and tweuty-six
having been elected during the year. We
have also auded nineteen Tifo members, a
feature which had been previously neg
The treasurer reports In brief, as fol
Receipts from regular dues . SI,432 35
“ “ life membership . 438 05
“ “ entertainments, etc. 07 80
. $1,020 85
Population in 1880 - - - -
0S33* New; coun ty.
subject, so fit aud appropriate to tbo occa-
| slon, “Modem Culture.” We would ab
solutely do the young gentleman injustice
to attempt even a resume of his admirable
address. But we are not writing for empty
praise; hut we do say that forthc good of
our common country we wish that
Id* address was published anil freely cir-
2og I eulated. Strong in its reasoning, it carried
conviction to all to whom be appealed
for a correction in our mode of cultiva
ting tiie intellect. lie proved conclusive
ly that the education of tho mental and
moral forces are one and tho samo—ap
pealed for a Southern literature, and was
most striking iu his exposition of some of
our modern litcrat' re. The literature of
tlie trashy Saturday Eight and Police
News received their share of bis scathing
rebuke. Altogether it was a most won
derful address, and we are proud that our
section can boast of 1 such talent
in conjunction with such force
cf character as that possessed
by Mr. Eb. Williams, and into whatever
fields of literature he is led there are
grand and glorious victories and achieve
ments for 1dm.
We notice iu attendanco many visiting
young ladies, and notably Miss Laura
Stillwell from tlio “Eternal City”—Rome.
Rome’s loss is our eternal gain.
Weather very cold after tbo long spell
of rain. ^ Wakiien.
Population iu 1870 1,184,109
Brewerla Lung Restorer,
We are yet to hear of anyone who lias
not been benefited by the use of Brewer’s
Lung Restorer, but on the other hand all
are very fallacious. It sounds like one of: Freight ou books .
Bob Toombs’ railroad speeches.” tJa3 » ftt«l» periodicals,
“What effect will this change have on „ ctc \ • • • 200 02
your road?” (New books . . 107 70
“1 can’t say. Tho former reductions of payable • , 100 00-$1,899 31
the commission brought its stock down j
from 100 tp 85, but it has since recovered; Balanco due Dec. 1 .
and is no* at 108, with such a boom that' Additional collections to date .
this may not affect it at once. But it j To which we have been able to
seems to me that its ultimate effect must
be depressing. The people must know
that if tlieir stocks pay 110 dividends it ts
net the fault of the directors, but of such
repressive legislation.” «• ----- — ....
“Wby*doyou suppose this last reduc- H-Blount, our library has been designs'
tion was made?” 1 ted by the Interior Department as a de-
“You know the commissioners must do posltory for all. publications distributed
something and in the Legislature tlieie j b J *b® United States goverment, and we
was much talk about tlieir being under w *v a !*° receive hereafter tho pamphlets
add through a recent enter
Total in treasury . . . S2C9 49
Through tlie influence of Hon. James
the influence of the railroads. There ha3
arisen a popular prejudice against rail
roads which regards them as tho op-
and “Contributions to Knowledge” of the
The only, recommendation I beg to
p.essora of the people. There is a great 1 make is, that in electing officers for the
clamor for their strict regulation, ! ensuing year, the members will try to
and of this came the law establishing the 3 , fc ‘ e< -t those who are willing to perform
commission. Tho object of the law is to the duties for which they may be chosen
oppress railroads. Why they don’t think ! Tlio continued success of the library do
there is a railroad man iu Georgia who is \ P el jds upon the efficiency of tho hoard,
good enough to be on the commission. A j a,) “ as tiie gentlemen composing this body
man can’t be there if he owns railroad ar0 entrusted with tho sol 5 direction of
stocks or bonds. As it is we have a com- the affairs.of the society, they should feel
mission composed of able, fair minded
and honurablo men, but the law under
whicli they act is directly against the
railroad in every particular.”
“What do you think of the Georgia
system of railroad regulation?”
“I see that your paper editorially In
dorses it, but 1 consider it very danger
ous. Wohavethreo good men as com
missioners now, but who knows how long
we will have such men there ? Suppose
corrupt men get hold of this terrible
power. They could run stocks up or
down and could make millions in a day.
This Is a suppositous cose, hut there is
some prido in fulfilling the expectations
of tiie members. It is only justice to say
that the majority of the retiring directors
and officers have shown great interest and
zeal in promoting tlio welfare of our in
stitution, and are entitled to our cordial
tliauks for their efforts. Very respectfully,
T. O. ClIESTNEY,
Mr. President and Gentlemen: I have
the honor to report for the past year,
briefly, as follows: We now have 422
members, (about the same number as
last year); wo have circulated 13,400
no telling when it may come lo pass, j books during 18S0; collections from mem-
This is too much power to put in the j ” ers ] dues, to date, December 13, $1,4S2.35.
bauds of any three men. It is tlie power During the year four members died,
to regulate railroads, and that word regu- 1 thirty-two left town aud forty-elglit re
late is one of tho broadest in the language.:[ signed or were dropped for non-payment
You can make it mean anything you ! dues. Books added by purchaso and
want to. It gives the power to declare J donation, 800. Fof additional details,
how hut a train shall go; how many pco- J, 'vould respectfully refer you to the pub-
35S,o09 j w jj 0 t r j e d ono bottle came back to get
. „ from three to s<x bottles, saving they had
The Hampton-Sherman Difficulty, received great benefit from its use. We
Charleston, S. C., December 14.— have a letter from a gentleman in Toombs-
The Eeics and Courier, having published I boro, Ga., saying: “I havo had lung dis-
to-day a letter animadverting on tbe Sen- I ease four or fivo years, using during tbe
ator’s correspondence with Secretary Slier- time, many different remedies, but have
man, Right Rev. Dr. Howe, Episcopal derived more real benefit from this one
bishop of South Carolina, sends to that I bottle of Brower’s Lung Restorer than
paper tho following correspondence for from all the balance put together. I want
publication to-morrow: six more bottles, which please send at
Charleston, S. C., Nov. 14, I860.—My I once, as I wish to get them by the tinm
Dear Got. Hampton: 1 feel assured that 1 the bottle I now have gives out.” Signed
you will not misinterpret my motives, or I H. IL Watkins.
think I am meddling in yoir private af- We are also in receipt cf an order from
fairs, if, from my high appreciatfbn of I. F. Brown, who is president of the
your character and deservedly great in- Brown Gin Company, New London, Con
fluence, 1 venture to write you in refer- nedlcut, who says he has been told of
ence to your late correspondence with I the cures made by Brewer’s Lung Restor-
Mr. John Sherman, which 1 saw pub-1 er, and requests us to scud liim the six
lished in a New York paper. I bottles. We propose to keep the fact be-
Shortiy after its publication I was con- fore tbe people that Brewers Lung Re
versing with a friend about political ■ af- I storer gives satisfaction in every instance,
fairs, and, if you will pardon me, express- I
ing much admiration lor yoursell. My ad- George Martin, a rich plauter of
miration was thought to be inconsistent Greenville, S. C., undertook to ride horse-
with tlie fact that, in the correspondence I back in front of a swift train, across the
above referred to, you had plainly inti- track. The engine struck him, and
mated your readiness to meet Mr. Sber- kiijfd tbe horse which was thrown upon 1 placed at once in thc higest position
man on tlie field should he demand such the bank near by. Nothing could be at that moment Europe or the world had
_ meeting. Knowing you to be a con- found of Mr. Martin, but when the train | to offer, lie became tlie sharer of the
municant of our church, I ventured to pul reached Greeueville lie was found on the ' salest throne in Christendom, with practl-
different construction on your words, pilot of the engine still sitting astride of > cally unlimited command of wealth and
In giving your address I said that most! Lis saddle, stone dead. ' of all the enjoyments which life can hold
pic you shall have 011 it. In fact, it
usurps the entire control of a railroad
and leaves the owners of it entirely out of
“What effect will such legislation have
on railroads ? ”
“It will come to the pass that men will
be afraid to invest tlieir money in a busi<
ness which is forever Iiablo to new re
strictions. What encouragement is there
to build new railroads and try to develop
the country when no one can tell under
what restrictions they must be operated?”
“Is there any chance for the railroads to
appeal from the commission ?”
“I see none. As I said before tlie law-
gives tho commission almost absolute
power, and tlieir discretion as to what i3
•just and reasonable’is tlieir only guide
and tlieir only limitation. I believe that
this thing will finally overwork itself.
The people will see not only its Injustice,
but Us folly, and then will enmo the
healthy reaction which will put the mat
ter just where it ought to be. As I said
in the outset, I do not apprehend so much
trouble from tills one movement, but it is
thc tendency Indicated by it which 1 fear.”
“I have Come «o Lire, Anil Ant So
“I am very happy indeed,” writes alady,
“and feel as though I lived in a .different
world from what I did at the last writing
r hate come to life, and am so thankful! ”
She . hail used Compound Oxygen lor
nearly a year. “I wa3 a terrible sufferer
from nervous prostration, gastric troubles,
and nervous irritation of tho stomach;
life was hard to be endured. My friends
wonder to see mo do so much; many
never expected to sec mo alive again, and
cannot sufficiently express their surprise.
I hare waited to be qnite iure.” All In
formation about tlie Compound Oxygon
Treatment is contained in our treatise,
which is sent free. Drs. Starkey & Fa-
Icn, 1109 aud HU Girard street, Phila
delphia, Pa. lw
The Wedued Life of Prince Albert
Tom Hughes has drawn this sketch of
Prince Albert lu Ills honeymoon days:
“Nine men out of ten, when they bad
once became aware of the sort of jealousy
with which the priuce was met, would
have allowed their.natural sensitiveness to
overcome their sense of duty and would
have turned to the enjoyment of their
good fortune with&ut a misgiving. And
what torluue! At the age when other
young men have scarcely emerged from
tbe pupilage state Prince Albert was
placed at ouce in the higest position which
lished monthly reports of ihc’eociety.
C. Herdst, Librarian.
A11 Attempt to Axsa<u>i»n!o sir. J. p.
We learned yesterday that an attempt
was made on Saturday night by a negro
to assassinate Mr. John P. Callaway,who,
it will be remembered by alt tho readers
ofthe News and Advertiser, killed Mr. I.
P. Tison, in Leesburg, some two montli3
For some reason, which wo may or
may not properly understand aud appre
ciate, everybody frum.Lee county whom
we have approached upon the subject of
this unfortunate Tison-Callaway tragedy,
has invariably manifested what seems to
us a fear to talk abouyt; aud for this rea
son we were unable yesterday to obtain
anything like full or satisfactory particu
lars of Saturday night’s affair.
About all that we could learn was that
on Saturday night a negro man, whose
name our Informant could not give, en
tered Mr. Callaway’s store, exchanged
friendly salutations with liim, and, watcL-
ing for an opportunity, drew a murderous-
looking knife and attempted to plunge it
into Mr. Callaway before thc latter was
even aware of his danger. Another r.cgro,
who happened to he standing near bv,saw
the suspicious movements ofthe man with
the knife in time to deal liim a blow and
save Mr. Calaway. Seeing that he bail
been foiled in bis fiendish purpose, the
would-be murderer retreated and made
good his escape.
These arc the particulars' as they arc
reported to us, and, for the reasons above
staled, wo give them a3 low wbispeijitm,
and not as facts.- Albany News and Ad
The Lucky Numbers.
New Orleans, December 14 In tbe
Louisiana lottery to-day, tbe principal
prizes were as follows: No.57,441 drew
$100,000—sold in New Yoik and Chelsea,
Mass.; No. 7,170 drew $50,000—sold in
New York aud in Courtland, Ala.; No.
07,912 drew $20,000—so d iu New Or
leans; Xp. 701 drew $10,000—30W in Car-
tersviilc, ,Ga.; No. 04,100 drew $10,009—
sold iu Liuie Rock, Ark.; Nos. 71,021,
77,785, 81,909 aud 02,010 drew each
Pottery Made op Wood Large
quantities of pottery are manufactured in
Brazil from the hard, sllicious bark of tlie
oaraipe tree. In the process, the ashes of
the bark are powdered and mixed with
the purest clay that can lie obtained from
lire beds of the rivers—this kind being
preferred, as it takes up a larger quantity
of the ash, and thus produces a stronger
klud of ware.
Sjutn Georgia Conference - Closing
Hawkixsville, December 12.
During the afternoon session on yeeter
day the board of education made their as
sessment for tlie ensuing year.
The statistical secretary made his
After some discussion, Columbus was
selected almost unanimously as the place
lo hold the next annual session of the
conference, which meets in December,
1881. This is iu response to a very coi-
dial invitation from the churches in Co
The Bishop announced the following as
the Joiut board of finance for another year:
Dr. K. W. Lovett, president; Rev. G. J,
Griffiths, secretary; Rev. 8. 8. Sweet,
treasurer; J. M. Mauldin, B. F. Breed
love, J. P. Wardlaw, N. D. Morehouse,
C. A. Moore, J. M. Jones, A. M. Braoan,
C. M. Speer, Samuel Hayes, T. D. Haw
kins, Dr. H. Fisher.
A resoiution, offered by Dr. J. S. Key,
was adopted, that every preacher take up
a collection for the purpose of erecting a
monument to the memory of Dr. Lovick
To-day, after an able sermon by Dr. A.
T. Mann, the Bishop ordained the follow
ing os deacons In the church: H. A.
Hodges, George W. Matthews, J. J. Ans-
ley, Burrel S. Key, C. C. Wright, J. R.
Carter, J. C. Pace, J. S. Evans, G. W.
Williams, J. H. Frisbee, H. C. Britton, J-
J. Barrett, H. H. Clarke, Henry Sessions.
In tbe afternoon the Sunday-school an
niversary was held, aud addresses were
made by Dr. W. I. Green and Rev. George
G. Smith, of the North Georgia Confer
ence, and Rev. Charles Lane. The entire
exercises were exceedingly interesting,
while the singing was superb.
The conference met at 7 o'clock and was
opened by the Bishop. The minutes were
read and approved. Tho usual resolu
tion of tliauks was passed by a rising
The committee on memoirs, through
their chairman Rev. J. B. KcGhee, made
a report. The first memoir was that of
Rev. Samuel Anthony, w'to died on tbe
3d of March, 1880. The second was that
of Bishop David S. Doggelt, read by Rev.
J. It. McCleskey. It was a most touching
aud beautiful tributo to one
of the foremost men of the age.
Rev. Dr. Hinton delivered a eulogy
upon the character of this great
aud good matt. Rev. J. W. Burke, who
succeeded Rev. S. Anthony on tbe Ameri-
cus circuit, paid a touching tribute to the
Bishop Pierce addressed tho conference
on the death of Bishop Doggeit,and paid a
must glowing tribute to hisChristiau char
acter aud moral worth. Dr. \Y. I. Green
spoko in reference-to the labors ol Samuel
The report cf the committee on me
moirs was adopted.
The next annual session ofthe Woman’s
Missionary Society will he held at Fort
Valley during next summer.
The following were ordained elders:
W. J. Stallings, L. A. Snow, It. W.
Macdonell, John R. Carter, John Wilkes,
G. M. Prescott.
Tlie Bishop closed tlie exercises with
singing aud prayer, Dr. Key leading in
the supplications. After a short address he
announced tho appointments for 1SS1:
A. M. Wynn, presldlngelder. Savannah,
Trinity, J. O. Branch; Weslpy Monu
mental, Savannah, G. G. N. Macdonell;
New Houston Street, Savannah, G. C.
Thompson; Springfield, P. H. Crumpler,
one to be supplied; Sylvania, W. J. l-’Iau-
ders; Scarboro, supplied by W. A. Rog
ers ; Bethel, G. W. Mathews; Alexander,
J. D. Mauldin; Waynesboro, F. A.
Branch; Bethany, T. K. Leonard; Louis
ville, J. B. K. Smith; Sandersville and
Tennille, G. C. Clark; Washington, W-
L. Carter; Davishoro, M. A. Clarke;
Gibson, W. F. Bearden; Agent Wesley
Monumental Church, J. O. A. Clark;
Missionary to Mexico, Robert W. Mc-
A. T. Maun, presiding elder. Muiberty
Sheet, J. S. Key; First Street, B. F. Breed
love; East Macon, J.W. Simmons; Macon
circuit, J. B. Culpepper; Gordon, C. W.
Smith, J. G. Harrison; Irwiuton, R. L.
Iloniker; Jeffersonville, J. Carr; Twin,
ville mission, supplied by G. M. Prescott;
Hawkinsvillc aud Cochran, H. R. Felder,
Wilcox circuit, supplied by John Skipper;
Hay nuville, J. T. Ainsworth; Fort Valley,
N. B. Ousley; Perry aud Sandy Bun, B.
U.Sasnett; Marshall ville and Montezuma,
W. M. Hayes; Knoxville, J. M. Potter;
Byron, C. E. Boland. Wesleyan Female
College, W. C. Bass; president; C. W.
Smith, professor. Agent and superintend
ent Orphans’ Home, L. B. Payne. Assist
ant editor Wesleyan Christian Advocate,
J. W. Burke. Missionary to China, K.
J. W. llintou, presiding elder. Colum
bus—St. Luke, J. O. A. Cook; St. Paul,
W.C. Lovett; Broad Street Mission, J.
W. Domingos; Trinity, J. E.Rorie. Gi
rard, H. W. Key; Cataula, H. C.‘ Fen-
lock, to be supplied by J. Purvis; Cobb-
town mission, W. D. McGregor; Bryan,
W. M. C. Conley. J. R. Carter, transferred
to West Texas conference and stationed
at El Paso; Geo. J. Griffiths, transferred
to South Carolina conference. Sunday-
school secretary, B. M. Lockwood.
As tbe session of the South Georgia
Conference has ended aud we have a little
breathing spell, I bsve tried to tske in
some of tbe more important points about
town. The new bridge across the Oc-
mulgee is an eiegaut specimen of archi
tecture as well as a substantial structure.
The people of Hawkinsville are proud of
it, ana well they may be. Tbe old meth
od of crossing by lerrv, which belonged
properly to past ages, had become so un
certain and vexatious that people avoided
the city because they could not cross the
river without cursing, and it was always
indispensable in returuiug to take a whiff
or two of something braciug in ita charac
ter. This w as damaging to the man and
ruinous to the whole country. Since the
bridge spans tho gulf men go home peace
ably *aud sober. Besides being a great
commercial blessing, it has been a won
derful moral influence and reforming
Another great inoral force and operat
ing with good eliect upon the community,
is tho Hawkinsville Dispatch. The citi
zens arc proud of it and the Dispatch In
proud ofthe city. Woods, the amiable,
presides with dignity and conscious pow
er. He is ever ready to defend bis peo-
plo and commeud their virtues. He has
done much for the entertainment ofthe
Methodist conference, and is ready to ex
tend the same hospitality to any ocher as
sembly that may desire lo visit his city.
I atn under obligations to him for courte
The brass hand is another institution
of which any community might boast.
Prof. Jacobi is one of the most efficient
musicians in tbo State, and tinder his
leadership the boys liave acquired a
wonderful tact in handling their instru
The cotton warehouses arc al! of exten
sive dimensions, and an immense amount
of the fleecy staple finds its way within
their walls. Hawkinsville is one of the
best cotton markets in the interior. But
with all of her facilities, there Is a block
just how in the market for want ol trans
portation. Another steamer arrived Sun
day night, which will g» far towards lift
ing tbe blockade. The railroad is doing
all it can to afford facilities for tbe mov
ing of the cotton, hut so large is tbe de
mand for transportation at all points, that
Supt. Edwards finds it impossible to
meet eveiy case as promptly as be de
The stores are well filled, and seeming
ly doing a good business, although some
of them complained that‘the trade had
fallen off in consequence of the inter-
rnptcd transportation of cotton. Colonel
John Henry is contemplating adding to
his large retail trade all the features of
the wholesale business, believing tbat he
can compete with other points lor the
traffic of tho country merchant.
I havo been a week lu Hawkinsville
and havo been the guest of Dr. A.
R. Taylor and his excellent win.*, tt is
a borne In tire fall some of the word;
more would be superfluous. The hospi
tality of Uawkinsville has never been
more generously bestowed, and every
guest carries away witli him nothing but
pleasant memories of kiudnos3 and at
tention shown. Whenever this city shall
extend another invitation they can count
ou a prompt response.
The bringing of three or four hundred
strangers Into a community, and having
all of them leave with good impressions is
no small achievement, but will greatly
advantage the community. A multitude
of prejudices are thus removed. Many
of the visitors had uo idea Hawkinsville
was or her resources. They were agreea
bly disappointed both as to her size and
material resources. I take my leave
hurriedly and return to tbo routine work
at the office desk. Jack Plane.'
Evans; Butler, R. L. Wiggins; Reynolds
mission, I. F. Carey; Buena Vista anil
Mt. Gilead, S. D. Clements; Marion, J.
W. Folsom.; Cusseta, J. R. Littlejohn.
J. M. Austin, presiding eider. Ameri
cas, W. Lewis; Randolph, J. E. Sentell;
Clay, to be supplied by W. D. Stewart;
Leaiy, W. W. Tidwell; Cutbbcrt ami
Georgetown, P. S. Twitty; Lumpkin and
Providence, E. II. Harmon; Dawson and
Graves, B. W. Key; Weston, D. Blalock;
Smlthviile, J. T. Lowe; Stewart, P. B.
Sims; Magnolia Springs, W. Lane; Elia-
ville, L. A. Darsey, ID F. Williamson,
supernumarariei; Sumter, J. U. Wardlaw;
Oglethorpe, Pi C. Hams; Vienna, E. J.
T. T. Christian, presiding elder.
Tiiomasville, J.B.McGehee; FortGaines,
S. W. Stubbs; Blakeley, J P. Wardlaw ‘, n lue 1 ,
Albany,' A. M. Williams; Camilla, R. B. dnm wcrft bom
Lester; Cairo, J. S. Jordan; Bainbridge,
N. T. Burks; Atlapulgu?, W. A. Sim
mons; Whigfaam, to be supplied by S.
Devauport; Trinity, W. fl. Tigncr;
Springhill, J. J. Ansley; Boston, W. K.
Lloyd; Morven, R.B. Bryan;Loundes and
Echols mission, S. N. Tucker; Quitman,
W. W.Stewart; Vaidosta, J. B.McCiesky.
WAY CROSS DISTRICT.
J. M. Marsha!), presiding elder. Bruns
wick, II. P. Myers; Camden mission, A.
A. Ellenwood; St. Mary’s, L. A. Snow;
Charlton, to be supplied by J. R. Smith;
Darien, to be supplied; Jonesville, to be
nippl'ed; Hinesville, T. S. Armstead, \V.
T. McMichael, supernumerary; Jesup, W.
C. Davis; Biackshcar ami Waycross, N.
D. Morehouse; Bethel, to be supplied; . , , . .
Homervilie, to be supplied; Nashville, L. t ^“ fortatlat « a,lJ . lortuuate lady off ou her
H. Green: Brookfield, S. G. Childs; Moul- ‘ J our,1 . c >' 10 .V, 0 f ll,n S lost l^and. Tho
trio mission, to be supplied by J. W. : 1 Iue 1 et,1, « wl! * ^ ttlnjost *» !t '>> ^<*0 »&<>
Welts; South Coffee mission, to be sup-! ll ,* J ^turned from another world. The
piled by D. Morrison; Worth, C. C. 1 chequered Iffe of Mrs. Prescott out-nvals
Wright; Waresboro mission, W. J. Rob- j ^ r ' uever ,uarned *8^°
ertaou; Satilla, C. D. Adams.
J. D. Anthony, presiding elder. East
man, E. M. Whiting; Lumber City, J. L.
Williams; Jacksonville, W. j. Stallings;
Octnulgee, J. Langston; Springhill, T. l.
Nease; Graham,It. M. Booth; Mt. Vernon,
C. Hines; ReuUville, J. J. Giles, R. S.
An Enoch Arden Story in Heal Life.
The history of a life through which ro
mance winds with all ita mysteries, long
ings and rejoicings as intense as ever
thrilled thc human breast, lias just come
to our knowledge. Although the culmi
nation occurred iu another part of the
State, we give tiie story,as it has not been
made public there. *
The Rev. Dr. Jones, who serves the
Presbyterian church In this place and also
tho one, in Roswell, North Georgia, has
just given us the history of tlie iady who
is the principal actor in this drama. Tbe
lady, we believe, was a moinber of his
church in the above named little place.
During a recent visit she requested the
doctor to negotiate some New York
exchange (or her, as it could not be done
there. Ho drew tiie money for her, and
saw her on the train for Texas. She told
him the money was sent to her by her
long-lost husband, whom she bad believed
dead for the last thirteen years.
She was a New England lady, and in
early lire had married a Mr. Prescott
(who, by the way, is a relation of Press-
colt, thc historian). They emigrated and
sertled in (he far Weston the frontier.
All went well with them, and Mr. Pres
cott was growing in wealth. Finally de
ciding to goto San Antonio, considerably
farther toward tlie interior than where
they first settled, lie gave her a large
amount of money ami sent her by a boat
down the river, while ho was to cross the
country. They wore to meet in San
Antonio, but have never since met. She
was taken desperately Hi. Some designing
parties planned to (kceive her, and
made her believe her husband
dead. They conveyed simi
lar news to Mr. Prcscoit concerning hia
wife, and were successful iu their designs
to too last degree. Mrs. Prescott, feeling
satisfied beyond all doubt tbat her hus
band was dead,afterward* married a man
whom we will call Mr. Jackson, and by
some means di filed to Georgia aud settled
in the little town of Roswell. Fourcbil-
to them. Fortune that
liad smiled so brightly on her early life
was now changed, anti in casting about
for resources u;x>n which she might draw,
wrote to a lawyer in Texas inquiring if
something could l>c had from the Pres
cott estate. The astounding newt
came back tbat Mr. Prescott was living.
If tiie heavens ami earth had come to
gether before Mrs. Jackson’s eyes her sur-
prise would not have been greater. Mr.
Prescott wrote aud urged her to come to
him, expressing a willingness to take care
of two ofthe stranger’s children, and sup
posing that lie would want to keep the
other two. Af r. Jackson was willing for
her to return to her rightful husband, her
first love. In this particular is it unlike
Enoch Arden. Dr. Jones kindly saw thc
The White Vote.—T..e Cincinnati
Enquirer shows that Garfield was elected
by a minority vote ot tiie people of the
United States of 313,675 votes, and that
the majority of white votes against him
was 1,513,885, there being a white vote for
. him of 3,230,414, znd a white vote against
Key, supernumerary; Swaineboro, W. F. ; him of 4,753,090. These figures aud ro-
Roberts; Wrightsville, D. G. Pope; Oco- : suits are very suggestive of what may oc-
nee, U. a. Hodges; Dublin, F. W. flan- cur in four years. Think about them and.
I derr; South Bartow, C. A. Moore; Bui- Le encouraged.