The first American city to light IU'
streets wholly by electricity is Ogden,
A Venetian steamboat company lias
been formed, and the days of gondolas
SAMAM Bernhardt and her managers
bave abundent reason to be satisfied with
the finaucial result or her engagement in
New York. The total receipts dnrlng
her foar weeks’ performance were in round
figures $09,000, making an average bf
about $25,000 per week.
Mr. Robert Barton, one of the Pa
cific coast millionaires, has picked up bag
and baggage and left San Francisco in
disgust, lie announces that he is going
to dispose of every dollar’s worth of pro
perty owned by him in California and
take the money $) some place where rich
men are not made the targets for “Sand-
lot demagogues and legislative robbers.”
He proposes to take up liis residence In
An invention which will considerably
infiuer.ee architecture and sculpture has
just been made by Dr. Gehring, at Land-
ahut, in Bavaria. Dr. Gehring, by means
of an enamelling liquid, renders any
kind of stone or cement harder than gran
ite, and gives it the absolute and indel
ible appearance of any ofller mineral that
may bo desired. Tho enamel may also
be applied to metals, which it is said to
completely protect from nut.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles were on their
bridal tonr, and bad reached Marietta,
Ohio, when Mr. Coons, the bride’s divorc
ed husband, presented himself and de
manded possession of her. The rival
claimants drew pistols, but were disarm
ed. Mr. Coons then went to consult with
a lawyer, knowing that three hours would
elapso before the couple could’get away on
tbo next regular train; but they chartered
a special locomotive, and so continued
their Journey unhindered.
Mil John Bright has become a very
outspoken champion of republics. In his
groat speech at Birmingham, on Novem
ber 16lb, lie said: “For my share, I do
not learn from history that everything has
been wisely done that Las been done by
mouarclis and by statesmen. On tbo
coulrary, almost all the greatest crimes of
history have been committed and all the
greatest calamities in history have been
brought upon mankind through the in
strumentality-the direct instrumentality
—of monarchs and statesmen. I would
rather have the judgment of an intelligent
and a moral people informed as to their
interest and their duty.”
Mr. Gladstone to go into the
Lords.—Mr. Louis Jennings telegraphs
to tho New York World that Mr. Glad
stone will speedily be forced to follow the
example of Karls R issell and Beacons-
ficld and retire into the House of Lords
The strain of leadership iu the Commons
Is more than his nervous system
bear in his preseut poor state of health,
and liis physician has peremptorily de
manded Ins withdrawal from the scene
of so many of his victories and triumphs
before tbe beginning of the arduous labors
oftbe coining exciting session. It it cur-’*
reully reported therefore that as soon os
the budget has been introduced in
the Commons Mr. Gladstone will accept
a peerage and take his seat in tbo House
A Pittsburgh dispatch says: John
Ncimyr, 14 years old, was injured on Fri
day last by falling on a nail. Tho nail
entered the temple and passed through
the skull into tbe brain, which oozed out
tlirough tbe aperture as soon as the metal
was withdrawn. Since then there has
been an intermittent discharge of brain
matter and clotted blood, which requires
attention by the lad’s nurses. Tbe physi
cian who is attending the patient says
that there is a reasonable hope of the
boy’s recovery. He has treated the case
by means of local applications and counter
irritants to keep to wound open and pre
vent infiammation and congestion. To
day tho boy was bright and cheerful and
asked several times for soda water, which
he seems to crave.
A Strange Sight is New Jersey.—
New Jersey is full of leafless apple trees
that are still laden with fruit. This is
because of the unprecedentedly large
crop, which was too abundant to be en
tirely gathered. At the cider mills hun
dreds of bushels of apples lie unprotected
and ruined on tbe ground, the capacity of
the presses not being equal to the demands
upon them. A Dutchess County farmer
says that his apples sent to New York
netted him, after ill expenses were paid,
just five and a half cents a barrel, and
bis pippins ho sent to Liverpool netted
bim $1.80 a barrel over and above ail
costs of commission, river and ocean
freight. Applejack is almost as free as
water in New Jersey, two little counties
alone having made more than 100-000
Captain General Grant.—A Wash- j
mgton special to the Cincinnati Enquirer
aays: After a day's reflection on the
President’s recommendation to provide
the office of Captain General in tbe army
for Gen. Grant, there is a feeling grow
ing, regardless of party affiliations, that
just such a measure ought to bo passed.
Tho idea of creating such an office is not
original with the President, but tbe fact
ofits going before Congress in a message
from him has given tbe plan a decided
impetus. Of course it is gratifying to the
friends of Gen. Grant that snch a distin
guished compliment is thus accorded him.
Iu tho President’s message on this subject
there was a singular mistake, which is
explained. In the message, the General
is referred to as “tho Commander-In-Chief
of our army during the war of the re
bellion.” As tho President of the United
Slates is the Commander-In-Chief of tbe
army and navy, the wording of the mes
sage has caused some comment. The
fault was in fhe proof reading of the
printed copies which were given to the
press. In tlie original mauuscript of tbe
message tho paragraph in relation to
Grant refers to him as “commander and
chief of the army.” It was citnply the
combined error of the printer and proof
reader. » - ■ i —
The Minneapolis Tribune of Saturday
comes to us with nearly eight columns of
names representing the liabilities .and as
sets of the suspended firm of N. B. Har
wood & Co. It is a curiosity in its way/
'Their little army of creditors covers the
Middle States pretty well; but tbe cities
•of New York, Philadelphia and Chicago
furnish by far tbe largest quota.
Tn* New York World’s Fair list#
selected a site for their exhibition at last
—a place called Inwood, on the island
alongside tbe Hudson, and accessible
by the Hudson River Railway, and
also by tbe Metropolitan Elevated Rail
Santa «aw|ta Conference- j day, and he spoke with great difficulty.
Hawkinsville, Dec. 0,1880. 1 He pressed tho claim of Emoty College,
, • . ... .. I and took a collection to pay off tlie debt
The conference wa»- opened with relig- ,i,„ rinMLamnnnt.trt* reover three bun
ions service by Rev. J. E. Godfrey.
on tbe chapel,amounting to over three bun
C. C. Wright was admitted iuto tlie
Colonel 1. Hardeman was elected to the
committee on the erection of a monument
to the memory of the late venerable Dr.
Dr. J. W. Uiuton, chairman of the com
mittee on books ana periodicals, made an
elaborate report, exhibiting a very flatter
ing condition of the publishing interests
oftbe church at Nashville, and commend
ing the Wesleyan Christian Advocate,
the memorial volume of Dr. Clarke and
other publications of the .Church. They
*\lso commend the discourse of Dr. A. A.
Lipscomb on Christian heroism.
Rev. G. G. Smith made an earnest
appeal In behalf of the publishing inter
Your correspondent was honored last
night with a serenade by the Hawkins
ville Brass Band, under the lead of Prof’
Jacobi. It has the reputation of being
one of the best In the country, com
posed ofsorae of the best citizens of the
town. We take off our editorial hat to
these gentlemen, and wish them all possi
ble happiness both now and hereafter.
Month ueoicte Conference • Fourth
Hawkinsville, December 11.
The conference was opened with reli
gious service by G. C. Clarke. Bishop
Pieros took the chair. Minutes read and
The joint board of finance made their
report, which was adopted.
Col. I. Hardeman, chairman of the
board of trustees of the Orphan Home,
nnar Macon, made a very encouraging re
port of its condition.. The old board was
elected for another yoar.l
The Board of Education made an elab-
orate report, representing the condition of
the various colleges good and encouraging.
An appeal was made for renewod zeal in
sending Methodist children to Methodist
schools; that religions instruction is tho
only safe instruction. Measures were
adopted looking to the more complete ed
ucation of those young men expecting to
enter tlie ministry.
Rev. Mr. Lovejoy, of the North Georgia
Conference, agent of Emory College, ad
dressed the conference in reference to the
endowment of the college, and promised
to visit the various churches during the
Dr. J. S. Key made a report of tho com-
mittee on building a monument to the
memory of Dr. Lovick Pierce, and a
resolution was passed to take up a collec
tion during January, 1881, to complete the
A committee on rearing a monument to
the taemoty of Rev. Samuel Anthony, con
sisting of P. S. Twitty, Walker Lewis and
Moses Speer, Esq., of Americu3, was ap
Rev. J. M. Potter read tho report on
the Bib!o cause, and Rev. J. L. Lyon,
agent of tho American Bible Society, said
lie had visited 37,000 families during the
year, aud be found one out of every four
among the negroes and ono out of every
ten among tbe whites were without the
Bible, and that he had distributed 31,000
volumes of the Bible among the poor.
The report was adopted.
Rev. D. R. McWilliams, who was loca
ted on Thursday, made a statement as to
Ills past and presen. relations to the con
ference. A motion fur reconsideration
was made in his case, aud carried, and be
was placed on the supernumerary list.
Rev. John R. Carter, of Savannah, wa3
elected to deacon’s and elder’s orders, and
will be ordained on Sunday, and trans
ferred to the West Texas conference, and
stationed at El Paso, iu Mexico. He goes
as a missionary.
Revs. Dr. Smith and Clark, of Macon,
arrived this morning, and took their places
on the conference floor.
Tne legal conference held its annual
session, after which Dr. J. O. Clarke,
agent of Wesley Monumental Church, of
Savaiinati, made an encouraging report of
his work. •
Rev. J. O. A. Cook, chairman of the
Sunday-school committee, made his re
port. The weather has been exceedingly
Hue, and everybody seems to enjoy it.
Business is improving iu the city, an! a
prosperous season is being enjoyed.
Tbe conference will adjourn on Mon
day. Jack Plane.
Walks and His Cab.—The Prince of
Wales lias taken very much of late to
S rivate hansom. He attended the last
andown meetings in it both days; and
while the Prince deserves credit for adopt-
in.; a mode of conveyance at once sen
sible and unostentatious, the cab itself is
worthy of notice, for it is an embodiment
of comfort and good taste. By a simple
application of lever principle tbe driver
from hisseat behind can open aud shut the
doors ;in addition to large side-windows,
two smaller windaws in tho tack of the
cab permit the occupants to cast a Par
thian glance behind when need be, and a
travelling clock with a luminous dial-face
iu tlie centre oftbe splash-board prevents
tbe necessity of unbuttouing the great
coat to have recourse to a watch. 2. R
H. should pick up Sir Edmund Henderson
some day and show him what cabs might
and should be. The Prince’s cab is by
no means expensive, and is strongly built
though light and handseme.—London
The roll was called; and the minutes of
yesterday were read and approved.
Bishop Pierce was in his place, looking
refreshed and better prepared for the du
ties of the day.
The following are the committees:
Books and periodicals—J. W. Hinton,
M. Austin, J. W. Domingos, Moses
Speer and W. C. Smith.
Sunday-schools—J. O. A. Cook, J. W.
Simmons, D. Q. Abbott, W. L Green and
J. D. Clements.
Bible Cause—W. M. Hayes, W. A.
Simmons and J. M. Potter.
Wm. J. Rob?rtson was admitted into
the traveling connection.
Who are admitted into full Connection?
The following names were called aud
their characters were passed, and they
were elected to deacon’s orders and re
ceived into membership of tho conference;
J. J. Ansley, Burrel S. Key, Harman A.
Hodges and Geo. W. Matthews.
Who are deacons for one year?—The
names of tbe following were called aud
advanced to the fourth year: W. H. Tig-
ner, R. J. McLesky, P. B. Sims, A. A. El-
lenwood, J. W. Folsom, E. H. Hannon,
Paul F. • onnally (lie was grauted a loca
tion) and E. M. Whiting.
What traveling preachers are elected
elders?—The names of the following were
called, their characters passed upon, and
were elected to eider’s orders: W. J.
Stallings, L. A. Snow; C. T. BIckley was
granted a location at his own request.
What local preachers are elected dea
cons?-^. C. Pate,.I. L. Scrugg3, of the Sa
vannah district; John S. Evans, of the
Macou district; G. W. Williams, J. H.
Frisbee, of tlie Americus district; C* C.
Wright, of Thomasville; H. C. Britton,
J. J! Barrett, C. M. Coleman, H. Howard
Clarke, of the Eastman district.
Rev. J. L. Lyons, agent of the American
Bible Society, was introduced to the con
ference. . . .
The credentials of H. W. Cleveland, of
Savannah, were recoguized as au elder in
the Methodist Church, he coming from
the Congregational Church.
What local prcachprs are elected el
ders?—John Wilkes, of Eastman district,
was elected. . _ _
Rev. J. S. Key, L. B. Payne and J. O,
Branch, were added to the board of trus
tees of the Orphau Home, near Macon.
Rev. J. J. Ransom, ot Brazil, made an
other address to the conference before
leaving. He said it only required one
year’s hard study to be able to preach in
tlie Portuguese language. Tbo health of
the empire is equal to simitar locations in
the United States.
The bishop then asked tlie question:
“Are all the preachers blameless in their
life and official administrations?”
Underlhis question the following names
were called anil charactera passed: Re
R. J. Corley was granted a superannuat y,
relation on account of his afflictions. Res
olutions expressive of tbe sympathy oftbe
conference were passed aud special prayer
was made, led by Rev. L. B. Payne, in
his behalf. The roil was continued: A.
T. Mann, J. O. Branch, P. II. Crumpier,
It. B. Bryan, J. D. Mouldress, F. A.
Branch, E. J. Beu ; z,G. C. Clarke, J. O.
A. Clark, G. G. N. Macdonell, J. S. Key,
P. C. Twitty, W. J. Flanders, J. 11
Smith, C. J. Toole, J. W. Simmons,
Stephen S. Sweet, B. H. Sassnett,
J. B. Culpepper, R. L. Honiker, T. K.
Leonard, A. M. Williams, R. F. Evans,
X. B. Ousley, J. W. Domingos, C. E. Bo
land, J. M. Austin, W. C. Bass, C. W.
Smith, L. B. Payne, A. M. Wynn, J. O,
A. Cook, J. W, Hinton, II. C. Fentress, A.
W. Key, D. Q. Abbott, E. J. Burch, B. F.
Breedlove, G. S. Johnston, J. M. Potter,
It. L. Wiggins I. F. Carey, S. D. Clem
ents, J. It. Littlejohn, J. W. Burke, Walk
er Lewis, J. T. Ainsworth, P. C. Harris,
E. H. McGhee, G. J. Griffiths, W. M
Hayes, S. R. Wearer, W. Lane, J. B.
Wardlaw, It. F. Williamson, S. N. Tuck
er, A. P. Wright, J. E. Saw tell.
D. R. McWilliams was granted a loca
tion. Rev. A. P. Wright was grauted a
superanuated relation. Rev. C. J. Toole,
R. F. Williamson and S. S. Sweet were
granted a supernumerary relation
Rev. L. B. Payne, agent oftbe Orphan
Home, reported 44 children received, 10
taken back, and homes have been found
for 57. The collections for the year
amounted to $3,100 in cash, and $575 in
A committee, consisting of R. B. Lester,
T. K. Leonard and P. S. Twitty were ap
pointed to take into consideration the case
of Rev. G. T. Embry.
Tbe personnel of tbe conference is fine,
and a marke 1 improvement upon what it
was some yeara ago. In general intelli
gence and genii- aanly bearing, tho body
will compare very favorably with ar.y sim
ilar assembly in the countiy.
The members from Macon arc all well,
and a number of citizens are in atten
dance here. Jack Plane.
South Gcorila Conference— 1 Third Daj
Hawkinsville, December 10.
ReHgious service was conducted by Rev.
J. vy. Branch. The minutes were read
and approved. Bishop Pierce was in the
Rev. A. M. Williams was elected e-IItor
of the conference minutes.
The examination of elders’, characters
was resumed, and tlie following names
were passed: T. T. Christian, J. B. Mc
Ghee,W. C. Lovett. J. P. Wardlaw, H. R.
Felder, R. L. Lester, J. S. Jordon, W. A.
Simmons, W. H. Tigner, J. E. Rone, W.
F. Floyd, J. Core, C. C. Hines, L. A. Dor
sey, W. W. Stewart, S W. Stubbs, J. M.
Marshall, II. P. Myers,' G. C. Thompson,
T. S. Armistead, N. D. Morehouse, W.
W. Tidwell, S. G. Childs, David Blalock,
D. G. Pore, J. D. Anthony, R. M. Lock-
wood, J. L. Williams, T. I. Nease, R. M.
Boothe. W. F. Beanlon, J. J. Giles, W.
T. McMIchael, W. F. Roberts, C. A.
Moore, W. C Conley, C. D. Adams.
Who are superanuated ?—J W. Talley,
W. H. Thomas, James Dunwody, David
Crenshaw, H. P. Pitcbford, L. C. Peck,
Young F. Tigner, Walter Knox, James
Harris, Win. If. Conley, Jacob R. Owen,
C. Halford, F. R. C. Ellis, L. G. R. Wig-
gin, D. O’Driscoll, T. B. Lanier and W.
Tlie joint board of finance of the con
ference made their report. The amount
received for the claimants on this board,
Rev. Mr. Lively, of the Kentucky con
ference, was introduced.
Professor Hopkins, of Emory College,
read the president’s report, and then ad
dressed the body in tbe interest of that
institution. There have been an atten
dance this year 101 students, and an in
crease is anticipated after the holidays.
The Bishop called the attention of the
conference to tlie necessity of widening
out in the number of appointments, and
taking in under their pastoral care all
unoccupied sections of the country- If
tbis were done, there would bo no neces
sity for so much money: being spent on
domestic missions. The question was
discussed by Dr. J. S. Key, T. T. Chris*
tian and others.'
It is tlie determination of tbe board of
missions to cut down appropriations in the
domestic field and .deveto more energy to
this foreign work 1 . - 'The collections for
missions in both fields are greatly ad
vanced oyer those of last year For foreign
missions, $1,400.00;* au increase of $1,-
W. T. McMIchael was granted a super
numerary relation. : -> --
Rev. James Dunwody, who Is now In
bis ninety-first year, and who has been in
tbe ministry sixty-four years, addressed
tbe conference at"'considerable length,
comparing the past with tbe present, as to
manners and modes of conducting the
business Of tbe'church. He gave the mem
bers much sound advice and wise sugges
tions. lie took his farewell of his breth
ren, not expecting, from his extreme fee
bleness, to ever attend another session of
the animal conference.
l’be secretary' of foreign missions an
nounced that the conference bad contrib
uted for the outfit of Rev. K. T. McBaine,
who lias gone as missionary to China,
At the calling of the name of Rev. A. cd the Red Sea. A French priest, think-,
P. Wright, who is now an inmate of tbe 1 ing his arguments conclusive, is appealing
lunatic asylum, a collection was taken up f or f un( j, f or dredging purposes, in order
feoSig to $70.** Wlfe * nd | 10 bring to light any remain, of Pharaoh’s
Bishop Pierce’s hoarseness increased to- army which may be under the sand.
The Calaway-Tison Case.—A good
deal of public interest is felt in tlie case
of Mr. John P. Callaway, who killed Mr.
I. P. Tison, in Leesburg, a short time ago,
amt as the present status of the case doesnot
seem to be generally known, we will state
that Mr. Callaway duly appeared at the
Superior Court ot'Lee county, in session
last week; but, for some reason, we know
not exactly what, he was not brought to
trial. The grand jury found a true bill
against him for murder, however, and
his bond was thereupon increased from
$3,000 to $10,000. The bond for that
amount was promptly executed, and the
trial goes over until the next term of the
Hon. Isumael Lonon, Colored.—
Hon. Isbmael, our colored Representative
in the Legislature, is at home again. Isb
mael says he enjoyed his stay in Atlanta,
bnt frankly admits that he felt the whole
lime as though he had better be at home
shoeing horses. He says he was treated
with marked respect by every white mem
ber of the House, and takes pleasure iu
mentioning the fact that tlie white Demo
cratic Legislature, in both cases when
there was a contest between white and
colored men, seated both colored Repub
licans.—AVjuj Macs r.nd Advertiser.
Tub Panama Canal.—Tlio American
subscriptions to DcLesseps’ Panama ca
nal project thus far amount to $0,300,-
000. The subscriptions to-morrow are
expected to exceed either day.
Kiernan’s financial bureau has received
the following from Washington: A ma
jority of the leading members ot Congress
are favorably disposed to the Panama ca
nal. They say it is their iutention to as
sist and promote the prosecution of the
same. Secretary Evarts is favorably im
pressed with the present scheme and says
the bele noir that was urged against any
foreign government having a foothold on
the continent has been done away with,
as the canal company is a private corpora
tion. - Other Cabinet officials state it will
be very advantageous to the commerce of
tho United States.
The subscriptions in Berlin on tbe IStb
amounted to thirteen million marks. A
Jtaris dispatch of same date says the sub
scriptions up to noon the day before were
1,200,000 shares. Ex-Queen Isabella lias
ordered ber bankers to invest laigely in
the Panama canal shares. . Prince Hehen-
lolie, German Ambassador here, has con
gratulated M. De Lesseps on the financial
success of ths enterprise.
Mons. de Lesseps read a paper some
time ago before the French Academy,
stating that he believed he had discovered
the actual place where tbe Israelites cross-)
The Quarantine ConTentien.
New Orleans, December 10.— The |
Quarantine Convention was called to or
der in the hall of the nouse of Repre-
sentatlves by the president-, Dr. Geo. H.
Ketchum, of Alabama. All other resoln- .
lions being tabled, Congressman-elect j
Moore, of Memphis, introduced the follow
ing, which was, after discussion, adopted :
Resolved, That the chair appoint two
committees, to consist of seven members
each, onie committee to represent the At
lantic and Gulf States here represented,
aud one to represent the States of the
Ohio aud Mississippi valleys, each com
mittee to prepare a statement of rules
aud regulations concerning those matters
of quarantine aud sanitation which are
common to the States of each region re
spectively, and which schedule shall be
submitted to each of said States for ratifi
cation, and adopted as the basis of action
for the protection of the public health—no
State to have more than one representa
tive on either ol the committees.
Resolved, That It is the duty of thif gen
eral government to defray tho expenses of
all quarantine administration of this char
acter—that is, which extends beyond the
boundaries of a single State—and said
committees are hereby authorized and in
structed to take the necessary steps to se
cure adequate appropriations by Congress
for this purpose. . , ,
Resolved, That the chair be authorized
to announce the members of tbe commit
tees at any time within the next ten
Mr. Cobb, of Florida, moved to adjourn
until next year to Savannah, and meet
there at the same time as the American
Public Health Association. Carried.
The convention then adjourned.
Liverpool December 10.—Tbis week’s
circular of the Liverpool Cotton Brokers’
Association says: Cotton was in fair de
maud early In the week aud prices were
firm with some advance, bnt during tlie
last few days the market was qniei and
quotations show a partial decline. Amer
ican was in good demand, but freely
offered, and, after fluctuat'ng quotations
are l-10d lower. In sea island, business
was small at full rates. Futures opened
steady and were firm until Monday, ad
vancing l-3201-10d. on Tuesday the
market became dull, with desire to sell,
and prices were fluctuating and weak,
closing l-1001-32d lower.
Washington, December 0.— A joint
caucus or Republican members of tbo
Senate end House was held in the hall of
the House to-night to decide on the party
policy with regard to the senate electo
ral count resolution now pending.
Eighty or ninety Senators and Represent
atives were present, and the discussion
lasted two and a half hours. The princi
pal speakers were Senators Blaine, An
thony, Ferry aud Teller, and Representa
tives Lapham, Hawley, Conger, Keifer,
Haskell, Butterwoith, Hickok and Robin
son. The only question upon which any
difference of opinion existed was tho extent
to which it was advisable to oppose the
adoption of the pending rule. While none
of tlie speakers believed there was any
purpose on tho part of the Democrats to
attempt a reversal of tlie result of the re
cent presidential election, the majority
held that a great principle was at stake
which might at some time affect the
stability 'of our institutions, and
that every known parliamentary method
should be employed to prevent tho adop
tion of a rule which is unwarranted by
tlie constitution aud at variance with tho
precedents of tlie past. At the conclusion
of tlie debate a vote was taken on Judge
Laphani’s resolution declaring it to be tbs
sense of the caucus that tbe Republican
minority should resist the adoption of
this joint rule by every means authorized
by parliamentary law, and without
dissent it was adopted.
The Electoral Count Rules.
Washington, December 10.—The Star
this evening says: “The action of the
joint Republican caucus last night, decid
ing to resist tlie passage ot tlie pending
electoral resolution, may bo tbe means of
precipitatiug au extra session ol Congress,
unless tbe Democrats either get a quorum
together or back down. There are at
present twenty or thirty Democratic mem
bers absent. Until these abseniees get
there, tlie Democrats are powerless to
force a voto if the Republicans filibuster,
as they indicate they intend to do.
“Even with a quorum of their own, the
Democrats may not be able to pass the
resolution, as it is rumored that two or
three of their members believe that the
constitution is a law in itself, and there is
no legislation or rule necessary to count
the presidential vote.
“The leading Democrats have as yet no
plan as to what will be the further course
of the Democratic side. The impression
is, however, that after making a sufficient
issue to attract tlie attention of the coun
try the Democrats will abandon further
attempts to pass the resolution, set it'
aside and go on with tho funding bill.”
THE HOOD FEND.
Final Disposition of the Amount
Jl»l*cd lu Macon.
The following correspondence explains
Macon, Ga., Nov. 15,1SS0.
Ifr. Duncan F. Kenner, New Orleans,
La.—Deaii Sib: We hand you within a
check ou the Mechanics’ National Bank
of New York for $000.87, which is the
amounted collected by us for the benefit
of Gen. Hood’s orphan children. Not
knowing who has tlieir affairs in cliaigc,
we take the liberty of sending the check
to you, and ask that you will be kind
enough to give it the proper direction.
Very truly, Ben C. Smith,
Geo. S. Jones,
New Orleans, November 17,1SS0.
Messrs. Ben C. Smith, George S. Jones
andj Thomas llardeman, Macon. Ga.—
Dear Sirs: 1 am to-day in receipt of
your leUc*of the loth instant, covering
a check of the Central Georgia Bank on
the Mechanics’ National Bank, New’
York, for ($000.87) six hundred and sixty-
six dollars and eighty-seven cents, being
tbe sum raised by a committee of citizens
of your city for the benefit of tho Hood
children. I am not advised at this mo
ment as to who has charge- of the funds
for theirrelief, but will ascertain in a day
or two, and see that the amount reaches
the proper parties, and will tlied advise
you of tbe disposition made of your valu
able ami much needed contribution.
Permit me to thank you and your fel
low-citizens who have contributed to this
noble charity in the name of the orphans
of our late distinguished General.
Duncan F. Kenner.
New Orleans, November 24,1880.
Messrs. Ben C. Smith, George S. Jones
and Thomas JIardeman— Dear Sirs:
Your communication ot November 15th,
through D. F. Kenner, Esq., received,
covering 'check for $000.87 for tho Hood
Accept the thanks,of the_committee
v appointed by tbo Benevolent Association
of the Veterans of the Confederate Arniy)
for this very acceptable and timely dona
tion to tbe fund for the relief of tbe chil
dren of our late distinguished comrade.
Veryjruly, W. R. Lyman,
Chairman Hood Relief Committee.
Xau Never 1*—-But Alwav* to bo Blest.
At the time ot reckoning, which comes
to all at the approaching close of tlie year,
how many will recall with regret
sums spent in delusive schemes of specu
lation. The natural course of a sensible
man is to woo the fickle Goddess Fortune
once again, and in reading tlie alw ays re
liable statements contained in the adver
tisements of the Louisiana State Lottery
Company determine to send M. A. Dau
phin, No. 319 Broadway, New York city,
Or same person at New Orleans, La., ten
dollars in time, by Tuesday, 14th of De
cember, to be invested in tbe Grand Ex
traordinary Drawing under tbe personal
care and supervision of General G. T.
Beauregard, of Louisiana, and Jubai A.
Early, of Virginia, stands a share of $522,-
500. Why not? lw
Prince Bismarck is now so much im
proved in health that he is laying plans
for bunting excursions next year.
THE LEGISLATURE’S WORK.
Uat *1 the Desolations sad Acts That
Have Passed tbe General Assembly
nad Deceived tbo Signature ot tbe
1. A resolution to return tbe tba&ks of
the people of Georgia to R X. Ely, for tlie
able discarge of liis duties in pressing tbe
claims of the State in railroad tax cases.
2. A resolution to iustrnct tbe secretary
of stale to commuuicate with General
Walker, superintendent of tbe census, and
request that lie furnish the Legislature
with an an oflicial statement of the popu
lation of each county In the Stale.
3. A resolution to appoint a committee
of fire from tbe House and three from the
Senate to investigate and inquire into tbe
ownership and condition, of the lease ol
the Western and Atlantic railroad.
4. A resolution to appoint a joint com
mittee from the city of Atlanta relative to
the early erection of a capital on the lot
donated by the city.
5. A resolution relative to publication
of public acts.
0. A resolution to require tbe State
School Commissioner to report amounts
due public school officers for 1871.
7. A resolution providing for the anno-
tat on of a proposed new edition of the
8. A resolution authorising the sale of
tlie ol j post-office fixtures.
9. A resolution to accept the surrender
oi the Athens bank charter.
10. A resolution to appoint a joint com
mittee to ascertain the best possible mode
of furnishing accommodations to colored
lunatics in Georgia.
11. A resolution appointing a joint
committee to examine the band book
of forms prepared bySilman & Thomp
12. A resolution providing for investiga
tion into the subject of building a capital
by the finance committees of both
1. An act to change the time of bold
ing tbo Superior Court of Heniy county.
2. An act to amend an act requiring
constables and bailiffs to sell only on sale
days and only between the legal hours of
3. An act establishing a board of com
missioners of roads anil revenue for Ful
4. An act so amend tbe charter of tbe
city ot Griffin so as to establish a city
court theretor, and to define its jurisdic
5. An act to change tbe charter ol Jones
G. An act to authorize tbe ordinary of
Clarke county to issue bonds to refund
the debt of tlie county.
7- An act to amend several acts incor
porating tbe town of Cochran iu Fulaskl
8. An act to provide a penalty for buy
ing and selling votes.
•J. An act to amend an act incorporating
tlie towii of Hawkinsville in the county of
Pulaski, to define the limits of the same,
10. An act to repeal an act consoli
dating theofiices of sheriffand tax receiver
of Greene county.
11. Au act to permit the City Court of
Atlanta to try civil cases at tho criminal
term of the court, with consent of par
12. An act to extend tbo corporate lim
13. An act to change tbe time of hold
ing tho Superior Court of Washington
14. An act to transfer the county of
Stewart from the Chattahoochee circuit to
the Southwestern circuit.
15. An act to relievo the sureties on the
bond of E. A. Leonard.
10. An act to repeal an act to consoli
date tbe offices of clerk and treasurer iu
17. An act to change tbe time of hold
ing the Superior Court iu Schley county.
18. Au act to repeal an act to provide
for the payment or certain insolvent costs
of the Augusta circuit.
19. An act to amend section 3070 of tbe
code so that no order of foreclosure upon
personal property shall bo necessary to
postpone sale of mortgage property.
20. An act to repeal an act conferring
additional power on tax collectors.
21. An act to extend the limita of
22. Au act to amend the charter of Ma
23i An act to amend the charter of, tho
town of Camilla.
24. An act to authorize the Governor to
furnish anus and accoutrements to col
leges which are or may be established as
branches of the State University.
25. Au act to change the time of hold
ing Mitchell Superior Court.
20. Au act to amend tho garnishment
law of this State.
27. An act to provide for judgments for
plaintiff) in foreclosing liens on person
28. An act to amend section 3972 of the
code relating to the salo of mortgage per
29. An act to amend section 4101 of the
code relative to answers to garnishments
in justice’s courts.
30. An act to render more efficient in
spection of fertilizers in this State.
31. An act to repeal an act organizing
a county court for Muscogee couuty. .
32. An act to provide for triat cases in
county coifrts where the judge. Is disqual
33. An act to provide for serving sum
mons ou co-obligors, joint contractors, etc.,
injustice’s courts iu tbis State.
34. An act to establish a city court in
the county of Hail.
35. The general appropriations act.
38. An act to repeal an act incorporating
the town of Tallapoosa and toadoptanew
charter for said town.
37. The general tax act.
38. An act to incorporate the Citizens’
Bank of Augusta.
39. An act to amend section 4006 of tho
40. An act to amend an act authorizing
the city council ot Augusta to create a
board of health for said city.
41. An act to incorporate Etowah City
in tho county of Floyd.
The railroad acts oflliu recent assembly
were very important. Only three were
passed. One was to charter the Atlanta
and Alanama railroad, with-, A. Austell,
S. M.Inman, E. F. HowelJ.W. P. Inman,
Anthony Murphy, J. W. English, £. W.
Marsh and other prominent men as incor
porators. The bill provides for the con
struction of a road from Atlanta to some
pojut on the Alabama lino in the direction
of tlie coal fields, arid al$o prescribes that
the capital stock of the company shall be
$1,000,000 with the privilege of raising it
to $5,000,000 at sbareS'of $100 each. So
far as Atlanta is concerned this Is the most
important bill of the sifelon.
The bill to charter the Rome and Chat
tanooga railroad provides for Us manage
ment by J. W. Maddox,D. li. Hamilton,
II. M. Smith and others, and that its
stock shall be of tho value of $100 a share
and that the total amount shall not exceed
$1,300,000. As this road will connect
Rome and Chattanooga, it will become an
Important factor in the great railroad
problem of the South and-West. It Is-pos
sible .that the construction will be begun
at once and'pushed.to speedy completion,
as tlie capital is already promised in
amounts amply sufficient to secure the
speedy success of the new road.
Tlie Buena Vista railroad also received
a charter, and will develop a country very
much In need of a railroad. Its incorpo
rators are F. W. Miller, T. L. Rogers,
Edgar M. Butt, James M. Lowe, J. H.
Dunham and other men in whom the pub
lic have confidence. The capital stock is
limited to $300,000, at flOOjier share. It
Is probable that the work of building the
road will be begun at once.
A singular veto.
The Governor has vetoed but one act
passed by tlie General Assembly and that
is an act to Incorporate tbe Commercial
Bank of Savannah. Tills bill is vetoed
because tlie Governor declares that he
believes it opposed to true public policy.
The bill declares that stockholders'sha’l
be liable only to tbe amount of their un
paid stock and the Governor declares that
as the amount of deposits the bank may
receive is unlimited be does not think the
liability of the stockholders should 1 $
limited, or that tney should be awarded I
the advantage over those engaged in aid- j
ing any business transact! jus.—Atlanta ,
The Cetten Crop. j
XoKf olk, December 9.—The following
is the report of tlie cotton crop made by i
the Cotton Exchange, and is based upon
eighty-two replies from thirty-two coun
ties in North Carolina aud Virgil.a: Thir
ty-seven repiiex show that the weather has
been favorable from the 1st to tlie 13th.
To tbe 30th of November forty-four show
unfavorable weather; one quite favorable.
Sixty-eight replies show less favorable
weather than last year, four better weath
er and ten the same weather as last year.
The average of the eighty-two replies
shows that 85 per cent, of the crop has
been picked and with good weather tbe
balauce could bave been picked by tbe
15th to 20th of December. Fifty-three
replies show an average increase of 19 per
ceut—five a decrease of 24 per cent,,
twelve tbe same yield as lost year and two
a worse yield than last year. Little or no
damage has been done by the frost. The
average of tbe eigbty-two replies shows
that 75 per cent, of the crop has been mar
keted. The replies indicate that the tine
weather in September and October ena
bled planters to make good- progress in
gathering the crop and that saved pqor to
the first of November is of good quality
and staple. Since November 15th there
lies been little or no picking done,in eonse-
queuce of wet and cold weather. Should
wet or cold weather'continue much of tlie
cotton remaining uugathered will be lost.
Galveston, December 0.—The Cotton
Exchauge has 121 replies from SI coun
ties. All report the weather since No
vember 1st as wet and unfavorable. All
but two report the weather less favorable
than at tbe same time last year. - The re
plies indicate a saving of 75 per cent, of
tbe crop, the gathering of the remainder
depending upon the weatherfrom now on.
Ten estimate the yield greater than last
year, 18 the same, 4 less and 89 show an
average increase of 20 per cent.
Twenty-seven report an average damage
of 18 per cent, by frost. Tho proportion
of tbe crop marketed is estimated at 53
per cent. Many correspondents complain
of rain, cold, sleet and snow during tbe
month of November, which interfered
with outdoor labor.
New Orleans, December 9.—The
Cotton Exchauge report for Louisiana is
compiled from one hundred and thirteen
replies received from thirty-four parishes,
of tbe average date of November 39th.
Without exception, the correspondents re
port a heavy aud continued rainfall
throughout the mouth, with damaging re
sults. There have been only five or six
picking days dnrlng the month. In tlie
northern portion of the State considerable
snow and sleet have fallen. Tbe weather,
as compared with last year, is decidedly
less favorable for gathering the crop.
The average portion'bf the crop picked is
70 per cent. The date when the remain
der of the crop will have been picked de
pends entirely on the weather from this
The yield as compared with last year is
reported to be 32} per cent, less, except
in the parish cf east Baton Rouge and the
Fellcianas, which report an increase ol 13
per cent. The damage by frost is slight.
I here has been on an average 50 percent,
of the crop marketed. Complaints have
been made of heavy loss from cotton rot
ting and wasting iu the fields during the
continued bad weather. Cattle have bro
ken into the fields, doing considerable
damage by eating aud knocking cotton
out of the bolls.
Savannah,December 9.—Tho weather
has been rainy throughout the mouth and
was far less favorable than last year.
Three-quarters to seven-eighths of the
crop has been gathered. That remaining
in the fields Ulna very poor condition.
Nothing i3 expected from tho top crop—
wet «■ eather aud frost having caused un
matured cotton in bolls to rot.
About three-quarters of that gathered
has been marketed. In tho Southern por
tion of the State reports represent au in
crease of production over last year. This
is about lost in other sections, so that,even
taking the increased acreage into ac
count, tlie yield of the State will hardly
exceed that of last year.
There was rainy weather throughout
the entire month. Seven-eighths of the
crop is reported gstliered and three-quar
ters marketed. ' The out-turn will not
vary much from last season which was
rather a poor crop. The yield promised
well in August, bill wotm3 and rust and
then storms aud continued rains have
materially cut off the prospect.
The sea bland crop has been affected
by bad weather like the upland. Picking
is nearly finished. Some localities report
a decrease from last year while others a
slight increase. The result, however, will
be about the same as last year.
Charleston, December 9—The re
port of the Charleston exchange on the
condition of the cotton crop in November
is computed from the replies of fifty-five
correspondents in twenty-eight counties.
The reports about the character of the
weather ail agree as to its having been
V2ry wet and unfavorable, and they also
state, without exception, that it has bedn
less lavorable than tho saino time last
year for gathering the crop. Tho propor
tion of the crop picked up to the 1st in
stant is reported by none under three-
fourths, by most as seven-eighths, and by
a few nearly all of the crop is stated to
have been picked. Ali expect the last of
the crop to be picked during December.
The yield as compared with last year is
estimated by five to be. 20 per cent., by
eleven to be 10 per cent., and by eleven
5 per cent, more; by fourteen about tbi
same; by seven 10 per cent., aud by scVen
about 15 ;>er cent. less.
About half report that little or no dam
age has been Gone by frost, white the
other half state that nearly all tlie late
cotton has been partly or wholly destroyed.
The ram has damaged the uugathered crop
more than frost, and from tbis -cause
most ot the unopened bolls will rot.
Those reporting an increase in yield do
not estimate that it will be so great as
last year per acre, but attribute it mostly
to an increase oftbe acreago plaulcd and
to the greater use of fertilizers. Thq
proportion'of the crop that has been
marketedis estimated at from 75 to 90 per
New Orleans, December 0.—From
thirty-five counties in Mississippi we have
137 replies Oftbe average date of Novem
ber 30. The weather, is generally-reported
as extremely unfavorable for gathering
tbe crop, bwiug to excessively heavy rains.
During the entire month there bave been
only a few days of picking, and as com
pared with last year decidedly less favora
ble. There has beau an average of 72
per cent, of tlie crop picked, and much
will depend on the character of the weath
er as to when the remainder will be gath
ered. The yield is reported 32 percent,
less than last year, Tbe damage by frost
is slight, and about 52 per cent, oftbe
crop is marketed. We have universal
complaint of great damage from stiaw,
sleet, and cotton rotting in the fields.
Bottom lands have been generally over
flowed, aud much of the open cotton
washed away and abandoned.
i, We haye 180 replies from tlilrty-two
of tldrty-four counties south of the Arkan
sas river, oftbe average date of November
30. The Weather has been extremely un
favorable. Excessive and continuous
rains, with heavy;aleet, snow aud ioe have
prevented the gathering of the crop, aud
have damaged it to a great extent, and a
comparison with last season is needless,
as many reports show from - two to fire
days only as fit for field work during the
month. Sixty-three per ceuLof the crop
is picked; and it depends upon tlie weath
er as to when'it will be finished. The
yield is 29 per cent, less than last year in
all the counties except Sebastian, where it
can be saved, and the yield there will
be tbe same. No special damage by frost
Mobile, December 10. — Forty - ono
counties send fifty-nine letters. The
weather during the month was cold and
rainy and less favorable than last year for
gathering the crop- About an
average of 67 per cent, of the crop has
been picked, and ail will be gathered
about the middle Of December. The
yield is estimated ip twenty-seven ol the
mrst productive counties at an average of (
7 per cent, less than last year. Some of,
these counties report an increased yield of
from 5 to 10 per cent., and others a de
crease of 60 per cent. In poorer counties
the yield is estimated at 8 per cent. less.
Tbe damage by frost was slight—continu
ous, cold rains doing tbe injury. About
05 per cent, of the crop has been mar
Twenty conuLies send thirty letters.
Tbe weather in the State has been the
same as in Alabama, ami less favorable
than last year. About 80 per cent, of the
crop been picked, and all will be gathered
between tbe middle and last ol December.
Tbe average yield is estimated at 11 per
cent, less than last year. Two ot the most
productive counties and one poor county
report increased yiold. Tbe damage by
frost was slight. About 57 per cent, of
tlie crop is reported as having beeu mar
New Orleans, December 9.—The
statement of the Natioual Colton Ex
change to be issued to-morrow, shows that
the mills have taken overland direct 178,-
009 bales during the past quarter, against
192,776 bales lost year. The total tak
ings of Northern spinners were 654,-
353. a gain over tbe same period last year
of 11,521 bsles. Tbe total amount of this
year’s crop received at the ports and
shipped from overland points of crossing
is 2,058,914 bales, au excess over last
year of 208,835. Canada has taken over
land direct 8,731 bales, a gain of 0,928.
Richmond, December 10.- William A.
Robinson,an old citizen of Richmond, died
at bia residence iu Henrico county, Thurs
day, in his 8Sth year. The deceased was
a soldier in the war of 1812, and was for
many years before the late war connected
with the bank of Virginia in tbis city.
Tbe loss ou Jones’ factory amounts to
only $20,000; insurance on tbe building
$7,500 in tbe Mutual Insurance Society of
Virginia; on stock and fixtures, $10,000
in tbe K.ehmoud Banking and Insurance
Hew York Board of Aldermen.
New York, December 10.—The Board
of Aldermen met at noon and a message
was presented from the Mayor. A motion
to postpone action bn any communication
from liis Honor was defeated by a vote of
0 to 13. The message was then read,
withdrawing the nomination of Allan
Campbell for commissioner of public
woiks. Alderman Sauer moved to refer
this to the committee on county affairs,
and a vote being taken it resulted in 9 in
tho affirmative and 13 in tlie negative.
Alderman Ferley then moved to receive
the communication and place it on Ale,
which was carried by a vote of 15 to 5.
Similar disposition was made of messages
withdrawing the names of Clifford A.
Hand, for police justice; Lucius J. N.
Stark, for dock commissioner, and
Smith Clift, for tax commissioner.
A flutter of excitement was then caused
by the reading of a communication from
the Mayor nominating Alderman Camp
bell for comptroller, in place of John
Kelly. An alderman moved to proceed
to confirm the nomination, and Ald.erman
Kirk moved to ameud by referring it to
the committee on county affairs. A vote
wa3 taken on the amendment, and during
its progress Alderman Haughton voted In
favor of it, because he said the Mayor bad
not consulted the Democratic members of
tlie board before making up this slate.
When the name of Alderman Sauer was
called, lie said Alderman Carapbel! was
an unscrupulous man, and dcuonnced tho
statement tbet Tammany HaH had affili
ated with the Republican party for any
nomination. Allan CaihpbeU was con
firmed by a voto of thirteen to eight.
Public Health Association.
New Orleans, December 10.—Tho
Public Healtli Association convened at
10 o’clock this morning. Tbe committee,
with Dr. Eliliu Harris, of New Yotk, as
chairman, appointed to consider certain
portions of the President’s message, re
ported resolutions commending tho efforts
of till! National Board of Health to secure
uniformity of notation and nomenclature
of diseases and causes of mortality, and
requesting the medical and health author
ities to do what they can to promote this
uniformity. Under resolution, a commit
tee was appoluted to have tbis subject un
der consideration aud report at the next
Resolutions were adopted on the follow
ing subjects: “Investigation of the causes
of diptberia by the National Board of
Health,” “Compulsory vaccination,” and
A committee was appointed to draw npa
project for State boards of health, and to
draft a law to prevent venereal diseases.
Resolutions were adopted requesting the
passage of a law to preveut the spread of
infectious and contagious diseases.
Five hundred copies of Hon. Era3tus
Brook's address ou “what the States owe
the people” were ordered to be printed
and' sent to tho governors ot tho various
States, with the request-that they refer the
matter to the consideration of their re
Prof. R. E. Chaiile, M. D-, of New Oi-
lea;is, read a paper giving a summary of
the conclusions of tbe ilavaua Yellow
Fever Commission, of which he was presi
DA J- D. Burns, of New Orleans, read
a paper oh the fever of the lower coast.
Dr. Burns reviewed all the facts connect
ed with tho fever in Plaquemiues parish
■luring the summer. He, together with
Dr. George Sternberg, of the army, and
Dr. Davidson, of New Orleans, constituted
tbe commission which was sent by tbe
resident member of the National Board of
Health to report on tlie fever in Plaque
mines, which Dr. Sternberg diagnosed as
yellow fever, and the others as malarial
After reading the paper, which was very
lengthy, a discussiou ensued on tbe facts
m tbe paper. Remarks were made by Dr.
Jerome Cochran, of Mobile, Drs. Stern-
berg, Cliaille and Davidson, of New Or
leans, Dr. A. M. Bell, of New York, and
Dr. Sternberg offered a resolution pro
viding for the appointment of a competent
person by the National Board ot Health
to make a thorough investigation of the
circumstances attending the epidemic last
summer in Plaquemines. Some discus
sion took place, and the resolution was
withdrawn, it being opposed by Dr. Bil
lings and others, wlio thought that no good
results could be attained by inquiry at
tbis late day.
The following resolution, by Dr. Baker,
of Michigan, was adopted :,
Resolved, That this association deems
it important that in time of doubt respect
ing the nature of an outbreak of disease,
which lias some of tlie characteristics of
an epidemic disease, the National Board
ot Health and State and local boards of
health should give the benefit of the doubt
to the side of safety to the people, of whose
lives they are the sworn official guardi
ans, and that in all such cases the boards
of health should take such action as would
be appropriate for the destruction of tlie
epidemic disease which it is reasonably
After tbe transaction of some miscella
neous business and remarks by the new
president, Dr. E. B. White, and the ex-
president, Dr. Billings, tbe convention ad
journed sine die. - -
New Orleans, December 10. -The
Sanitaiy Uouucil of the Mississippi Val
ley held a meeting Friday morning, Dr.
R. C." Kedzic.presiding. A Jc-ttej' from J.
G. Clarke, general manager of the
Jackson railroad, was read, in Which he
asked that a committee of seven from
certain States be appointed to prepare a
schedule embracing such articles as can
be safely transported from any point
where contagious or infectious diseases
may exist to any port where such diseases
do not exist, without risk of such articles
conveying any infection. When quaran
tine exists at any point, such a schedule
should he used at all.points, so as O have
a uniform quarantine regulation at all
points. Mr. Clarke urged that the conrse
proposed would enabio transportation
companies fully to co-operate with the
health authorities to preveut (be spread of
such diseases along public highways.
The letter was read and the chair au
thorized to appoint a committee.
A resolution offered by Dr. Rauch, of
Michigan, was adopted, declaring that it
would tend to the j&toration of' confi
dence If the State Board of Louisiana
would request the National Board of
Health to place an inspector at each quar
antine station and one iu New Orleans,
and furnish them with ail information
concerning the public health. The Sani
tary Council then adjourned.
THE SUPREME COURT.
, PertHiM Mow. ft. I MW.
Abridged for the Telegraph and Messenger bp
Hilt A Harris, Attorney* at Law. St aeon,
Thomas vs. Wilkinson. Injunction, from
Where a wife sought to enjoin tbo sale
of her husband's land ou tbe grounds that
she bad an interest of $905 principal in
tbe fi. fa., that the bolder, who was ft
transferee, bad knowledge of her Interest,
that she was ui.able to bid on the proper
ty, and desired to bave tbe sale restrained
until she could contest ber rights with tbe
bolder, there was no abase of discretion
in refusing to restrain the sale, bnt or
dering a sufficient amount to secure his
righta to be retained by the sheriff until
Brown vs. The State. Murder, from Pike.
Tnat persons discussed a cate on trial
near the jury will not be ground fora
new trial where it appears that the jury
did not beftr anything that was said
which could have influenced tbeir find
(a.) It is tbe better practice to have tbe
grouuds of a motion for new trial correct
in themselves before granting a rule niai,
and Dot to refer tbe entire charge to quali
2. While tbe general rule is that cases
will not be continued on account of tha
absence of witnesses outside of the reach
of the compulsory process of tbe court,
yet where there has been no want of dili
gence, and the witness has promised to
attend, his testimony being of groat ma
teriality, if tbe application is not made
for delay only, but there is a reasonable
expectation of procuring tbe testimony
within a reasonable time, tbe case should,
be continued or postponed to a day cer
tain, so as to give an opportunity to ob
Alien ct al. vs. Sharp, guardian. Rule to
distribute money, from Monroe.
1. Where suit was brought on a note
given by S. as trusteo for his wife, “for
purchase money of house and lot in tha
town of Forsyth,” and judgment was ren
dered thereon, to be made out of tha
house and lot named iutbe note, in a con
test between the execution issued there
under and a younger fi. fa. founded on a
judgment against tbe specific property,
from tbe sale of which the' fund iu the
sheriff’s hands arose,' it vu Competent
to show that the consideration of tho note
was tbo purchase money of this particular
property; aud if shown, the older fi'.' fa.
would be equally entitled to the fund.
2. In a contest over a fund in tbe bands
of the sheriff arising from the salo of trust
properly, If tlie equitable claims of the A.
fas. are equal, that funded on tbe oldest
fi. fa. wilt take tbe fund.
(a) Where a vendor who had given a
bond for title subsequently recovered
judgment for the balance of the purchase
money due, tiled a deed to the vendee,
and bad the property levied on, in a con
test over the fund arising from tbe sale of
the property, the Hen of his fi. fa. would
be superior to that of a younger fi. fa,
founded on a debt for money borrowed to
pay part of tbe purchase money.
Peck rs. Wright. Equity, from Polk.
A prayer for general relief, in addition
to specific prayers, in a bill of equity, will
only warrant the granting of relief uerti*
nent to the case made by the bill. There
fore such a prayer added to a bill, tlie spe
cific object of which was to obtain’a tres
pass, would not warrant a determination
of the title to the premises.
Dwinnell-vs. Brown. Complaint, from
One in possession of land under a claim
of right—renting it to another, who et\joys
the fall term of tho lease without being
iuteirupted or required to attorn to anoth
er, the tenant cannot recover back the
money paid to his landlord, though the
same land may afterwards be recovered
from his landlord by action of ejectment
or by a voluntary’surrender thereof to a
superior title without suit.
Morgan vs. Morgan. Money rule, from
1. Where parties in a rule against the
sheriff for the distribution of money claim
it in their individual characters, and it
appears from the testimony that whatso
ever of rights they have arise in a repre
sentative character, the pleadings should
conform to the proof before the same is
awarded to cither.
2. A tenant at will or his legal repre
sentative u entitled to emblements,
whether the tenancy is terminated on
notice or by the death of tbe tenant.
.3. One renting land from another be
comes his tenant although he may not own
the land, and the relation of landlord aud
tenant exists, with liability to pay tha
landlord or his representative tbe amount
due for rent.
Dent vs. Cock. Certiorari, from Coweta.
1. The age of legal majority in this State
is twenty-one years. Anyone of less age,
whether male or famaie, is an Infant.
2. Indentures* of apprenticeship during
minority do not give to the master any
higher rights or greater control over a
female apprentice than such as tbe parent
could legally exercise and therefore are cot
void upon htr arriviug at the age of eigh
teen years, as being in restraint of her
Comer vs. Grannis. Equity, from Bibb.
Where it does not appear on what ground
the presiding judge granted a first new
trial, this court will presume that he acted
ou sufficient grounds, unless something to
the contrary appears.
Coffee vs. Adams. Homestead,from Camp
The record of the application for an
exemption under tbe homestead laws of
tlie state, must affirmatively disclose as
whose property, whether of tbe husband
or wife, the exemption was claimed. For
failure in this respect, tho exemplication
of the proceedings in securing the ex
emption was properly excluded.
Toots Styles vs. Tbe Atlanta' and West
Point Railroad Company. Case, from
Where defendant’s passenger train was
temporarily stopped some distance from
the depot for receiving and delivering
passengers, until two freight trains in
advance of it could be moved out of
tbe w*ay, and plaintiff brairded sneb train
in search of his wife and child, who were
thereon as passengers, and in attempt
ing to move from one car to another, by
passing around an intervening car,
stepped off tlie platform into a culvert
fifteen or twenty feet deep, which he
could not see on account of the darkness
of tiie n ! gUt, thereby sustaining Serious
personal injury, Uie company was not
liable therefor, even though the lights in
some of the cars had beeu blown out by
drunken and disorderly men. The exorcise
of ordinary care on the part oftbe plaintiff
would have avoided the injury.
One Experience Irons Rasy.
“I bad been sick aud miserable so long
and bad caused my husband so much trou
ble and expense, no one seemed to know
what ailed tne, that I was completely dis
heartened and discoura;ed. In this frame
of mind 1 got a bottle of Hop Bitters and
used them unknoa u to my family. 1 soon
began do improve and gained so fast that
my husband and family thought it strange
and unndtnral, but when I told them
what liad helped me, they said: “Hurrah
for Hup Bitters ! long may they prosper,
for they have made mother well aud us
happy.”—The Mother.—Home Journal.
Ought to be In every family ready for
use. Nature aud science are combined in
tha manufacture. Disease originates
from disorder of the system. So a medi
cine acts on the cause. Experience has
heralded the virtue of Pond's Extract.
External application or inwardly taken
with safety. The cure* of Pond’a Extract
are marvellous. Relief from pain obtain
ed by ose of Pond’s Extract. A bottle
for 50 cents, $1.00 and $1.78—largest
cheapest. Can be obtained from dreg-
gists everywhere. Try it once, and you
will never be without it. Iw
Charles Hartman, Toledo. Ohio,
says: 1 know it cured me. anal how
others similarly troubled with twin in the
chest may be helped by the “Only Limp
Pad” as I have done.—See Mb. HW.*