THE SOUTHERN OPINION.
For the Southern Opinion.l
Mrs. New Era—Joseph Brown—The Quack
Doctor and Radicalism—Bard Relates His
This is Sam Bard—a name not wholly
unknown, though I regret to say without
any special honor. They sometimes call
me Doctor Bard. I have often been in
doubt whether this appellation originated
in irony. I am still at some loss to deter
mine iiow or when I got this title. I never
taught school nor practiced medicine, for
the reason that to do either, required more
evidence of scholastic attainments than I
could ever hope to produce. I did try to
preach once, but got turned out of the
Church, and 1 abandoned my pretensions
in rather bad odor. I then tried plugging
teeth, but I really knew as little of Dental
Surgery as a hog does of Sunday, and
always succeeded in making an ass of my
self when I attempted to impose upon the
ignorance of my patients, as I have fre
quently done since, though in a different
And now I am in Atlanta, at the head of
a Radical newspaper. People believe me
to boa professional journalst of some
twenty years experience. I have told them
this, and they believe every word I tell
them! I run no risks in making such
statements, because no one will trouble
himself to examine my past history; and
if he did, it would be difficult to determine,
from my record, what I have been or have
1 started out' to run the Johnson-Pro
ltebel-Democratic machine, and I did run
it—into the ground. The capital upon
which I tints floated to the surface, was
borrowed, and is, I regret to say, still bor
rowed. I certainly expected to get
patronage from the Administration; but I
didn't. I stood by the President like a
brother, but Andy didn’t seem to take a
liking to me. I fact, he seemed not to
notice me; or if lie did, had no confidence
in me. I cursed Forney, him of the “two
newspapers, both daily.” One of my
stereotype phrases, then in use was, that
“if hell should take an emetic it could not
spew up a more corrupt villain than John
W. Forney.” I denounced Judge Kelley
as a black leg politician who had been kick
ed out of the Democratic ranks. I called
Sumner an ass. Stevens I likened to a
demon incarnate. I characterized Judge
Bin glia m as an upstart, Jno. Wentworth
as a thief, Butler as a spoon broker, and
Logan as a fool. I likened Stanton unto
Benedict Arnold; I called Greeley a
superanuated jackass; and Colfax I could
compare to nothing but poor Poll, who
repeated everything he heard, but who
never assayed an original thought. The
Thirty-ninth Congress I denounced as a
den of thieves whom Johnson ought to
disperse in thirty days. I was terribly in
earnest. I prated of my connexion with
the Rebel army. I ‘■‘■blowed my own horn’'
lustily; but like the lost young man in the
Black Crook, my piping and horn blowing
was of no avail. Andy and his friends
wouldn’t listen; or if they heard my noise,
wouldn’t heed it. 1 was in despair.
Then came the bill to organize Hell in
the Southern States. I opened my “rear,”
and proclaimed the fact of its having been
opened to the Great Public. The Great
Public gave no visable token of recogni
tion. I began to think that I had not been
appreciated, and that Atlanta had had quite
enough of me. However, l kept “an open
rear.” The bill became a law; Joe Brown
hadiJfccn taken on the mountain, and had
been made familiar with the “Elephant.”
Here was an opening. My fortunes were
desperate. My efforts at blackmail had
failed. The Bank men were too shrewd
and experienced to be caught by such a
crab as I. So I cultivated Brown —him of
Port Pulaski. He wanted an organ; I
wanted a keeper—a keeper able and wil
ling to feed me. My -rear” soon thereaf
ter closed! If there were astringents used,
Brown knows the ingredients. He is a
skillful apothecary. In lieu of money, he
gave pie letters of credit. He made fair
weather with Pope; Pope introduced me
to Grant, and the Grant Club came to my
rescue. Order “49” was Brown’s handi
work. It was promulgated to quiet my
importunity. Brown wrote letters to the
sheriffs and ordinaries in the adjoining
counties in my behalf. I got three or four
out of some sixty-three. To atone for this
disappointment, Pope, under Brown’s di
rection, had McPherson to designate me as
Government Printer. In this business
I had to call in John W. Forney—him of
the “two newspapers, both daily.” Forney
and McPherson feared to disobey Grant;
Grant had promised Pope, and Pope had
promised Brown. So I got the appoint
ment; and in virtue whereof I now get
these Bankruptcy notices, and these same
Bankruptcy notices and the Grant Club
have kept me out of the ditch ; thanks to
Brown for both. Brown knows me, and I
know Brown, but our interests lie in the
same direction, lie’s a pretty hard master,
but lie feeds well, and pap is what my soul
Should I at some future day be called to
the confessional, I may relate my experi
ence with the Convention and certain Rad
ical politicians, black and white, connect
ed therewith. I will, however, reserve my
proposition to go for Irwin in considera
tion of my receiving a Democratic nomi
nation to Congress, until some still further
Citors. —The prospect of the wheat crop
seems to be good with the exception of
rust appearing on the blades in some lo
calities, which is not supposed to result in
much injury if it does not extend to the
stem. The “stand” of cotton is unprece
dented. The young coru looks flourish
ing.—Elberton Gazette .
Augusta, May 20,1808.
Ilon'l. Zed. Tomson, Atlanta, Ga.:
Dkar Uncle— Rumors say that you
haveiturned to be a Radical. Is this so? If it
be true please assign, for my benefit, rea
sons which would justify a Georgia Demo
crat in turning a Radical and oblige,
Your affectionate nephew,
Atlanty, May 27, ear of the Lord OS.
Dear Mike —Yours of the 20tli inst., just
received and contents noted. I hasten to
reply. It is true, I have become a Radical.
You ask for reasons of justification. I
answer—first: It is wise always to be on
the strong side and pat the bully on the
back who wins tiie fight. Second. Gen.
Grant is the Radical candidate for the
Presidency. Now, Mike, a soldier who,
using the Soup Tureen of his mess for
other purpose and afterwards rises in the
world as Gen. Grant has done, and can ride
a trick pony around the Circus ring, with
a monkey on his shoulder, without being
thrown, shows talents and is a strong
proof that he will do to tie to. Again
Gen. Grant has, at different times, held the
confidence of the Conservatives, the Demo
crats, the Republicans and the extreme
Radicals, and has deceived them all. Now,
any man, Mike, who is smart enough to do
this can’t be beat for President and ought
not to be. Therefore I think it wise to
shout, Huzza for Grant.
Next, Gen. Grant is Military Dictator
in tiie South, and to the bayonet, and offi
cial patronage, he will secure the votes of
all the Southern States, which will secure
his election. Then with Gen. Grant for
President, Bullock for Governor, Joe
Brown and Blodgett for Senators, Far
row and Alperoria Bradley for Represen
tatives, all Radicals will be pardoued, and
in bestowing offices, Bullock,' Brown &
Cos., will select men who have given proof
in the past that they can swallow an oath
as easily as Blodgett, for there will be much
dirty work to do, and they will have no
use for an honest man; ergo, it is wise to
become a Radical at once.
Again, Ilulbert will be Superintendent
of the State Road and he will have many
offices to bestow on his friends, besides the
vacancies, which promotions will cause in
the Express office. Mike, do you take?
Then act promptly.
Again, when doe Brown and Blodgett
get in power, won’t they settle with their
old Democratic friends? They certainly
will, and when they do, my word for it,
they will clear off all old scores.
Again, you need not fear that should
you join the Rauicals, tjiat your conscience
will afterwards reprove you. Look at Joe
Brown, since he has joined tiie Radicals
and associated with the Puritans and Ne
groes, he can now look any one boldly in
tiie face and make statements with as much
ease and grace as il he was telling the
truth, lie says that his conscience never
reproves him. How can it when it is
But I must close, although I could as
sign many more reasons, but as Parson
Gaskill says to Ilulbert, “if you wont be
lieve these, you would not believe though
one rose from tiie dead.” Act like a sensi
ble man, Mike, give up all claims to re
spectability and join Brown. Ilulbert &
Cos., while you can. Make hay while the
sun shines, is tiie adv ice of your old uncle,
Stanton Vacates. — Between three and
four o’clock Tuesday, Stanton sent the
following letter to tiie President, inform
ing him that lie had vacated the War Shop:
War Department, )
Washington, May 26. 1568. j
Sir— Tiie resolution of Congress ot
the 21st of February declaring that tiie
President has no power to remove the
Secretary of AVar and designate any other
officer to perform the duties of that office
ad interim, having this day sassed to be
supported by two-thirds of tiie articles ol
impeachment preferred against you by tiie
House of Representatives, 1 have relin
gnished charge of the War Department,
and have left the same, and the books,
archives, papers and property in my cus
tody as Secretary of War, in care of Brevet
General Townsend, the senior Adjutant
General, subject to your direction.
(Signed) E. M. Stanton,
Secretary oi War.
Death of General John AAT. Gordon.
Gen. John W. Gordon, an old and univer
sally known citizen, died in this city yes
terday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. He was
born on the 13th day of June. 1776, and
hence only lacked eighteen days of being
seventy-two years of age.
lie had come down to us from tiie eigh
teenth century, and had seen tiie American
Republic when its now fertile lands were
a viigin wilderness. No man now living
in Middle Georgia was better known. He
was for a long time a citizen of Jones
county, which he often represented in the
Legislature. For several months his health
has been very poor, and although his im
mediate friends and kindred expected his
early demise, tiie news of his death will
sadden many hearts. After a long and an
eventful life he lias at last been gathered to
bis children and friends gone before. May
his soul rest in peace!— Macon Messenger,
An Original Secessionist.— One of the
worthies who flourished in tiie Radical
Convention at Chicago was a personage
named Brown, of whom it was proclaimed
with a great deal of satisfaction that lie
was “an original secessionist.” Inasmuch
as the Radicals denounce Southern seees
sionists.it is presumed that die great merit
of Brown, which gives so much pleasure
to tiis friends, is that he is an apostate
from the secession cause, and a convert to
Radicalism. About this time, secession
does not pay. and it is probable that Brown
is smart enough to see that some of the
renegades from that faitli have found Rad
icalism to pay handsomely, and he hopes
to make a good thing of it. Those who are
now the chief leaders of the Jacobin /ac
tion. are deserters from the party which
most bitterly opposed Black Republican
ism a few years ago.— Philadrlphia Mews
French papers print paragraphs
about “General Stanton, Minister of \Var.”
WEEKLY SOUTHERN OTINION.
“TREASON MADE ODIOUS.”
The Chicago Convention Clasps Fa
mous Joe Brown, ot Georgia, to its
From the New York World. 1
It is a little remarkable that the Chicago
Convention should have called for its set
speecii alter organization upon ex-Gover
lior Brown, of Georgia, the only undeni
able traitor in tlint State. For file-others
there is at least the plea of secession, but
this man seized, vi et amis, upon Fort Pu
laski even before his State -‘went out.’
Yet the convention, this “loil” Convention,
invited him to open its deliberations, and
by this superior compliment put itself on
record as preferring a renegade secessionist
to ant' of its five hundred loyalists tried in
the lire. Being invited, the ex-Governor
of course spoke, and in his remarks it is
impossible not to see that, lie more than
doubts the ultimate triumph of Radicalism.
After declaring himself to have been a
Democrat, he is very careful to add, “Tiie
sword has established a different doctrine,
and hence it is that 1 am no longer bound
by allegiance to the Democratic party,”
leaving It to bo inferred that if by the sword
or by the ballot, or in any other wav that
party is hereafter to triumph, he is to be
at liberty to renew his ancient allegiance
Having thus secured ids retreat, (lie cx-
Governor, by way of make-weight we sup
pose, goes on to retail the slander that the
South rejected the proposed fourteenth
amendment, because of its suffrage section,
when no one should know better than
himself that that section was not tiie one
specially obnoxious to the South, and that
the amendment would have been ratified
but for the concurrent requisition that the
South should herself affix tiie stigma of
disfranchisement on her leaders. This dis
graceful condition, and not the suffrage
clause, which was very generally conceded
to be fair, occasioned the rejection, and
Governor B. migiit have redeemed some of
the obloquy justly attached to him had he,
whatever were his statements, conformed
to truth in tliis.
The third point made by the captor of
Pulaski is, that whereas in- was once popu
lar in Georgia lie is now scorned, and that,
unless the Pump gives him, and those with
whom lie is now ..politically associated,
“ the control of the State government and
its patronage, which we fought for and
won,” Georgia cannot be carried for Grant.
The shameless statement litre that the con
test in Georgia was for pap is only paral
lelled by the equally brazen admission
that reconstruction lias only been a part
of the plot to foist a candidate into the
Presidency by the aid of negro votes.
But what an opening for all the loyalty
—a speecii from the only man upon whom
tiie North and Sontli. Secessionist and
Union man, Judge and politician,can alike
unite in calling a traitor.
A Despicable Wretch*
Old Jo. Brown, of Georgia, seems to have
been the lion of the black-:uiJ-tan Coiiven
tion at Chicago. He was feted and ap
plauded as lie had never been before. The
patriots pressed him to their bosoms and
anointed him as one of r lie “ truly loil ” in
whose hands the interests of •• the best gov
ernment the world ever saw ” would be
This, according to Radical ethics, was
eminently proper. Jo. Brown is the same
individual who, as Governor of Georgia,
was the tirst man in the South to lay vio
lent hands upon the United States ship
ping. When the Government caused the
seizure of arms and other munitions of
war in the city of New York, designed for
rebel service, Brown valiantly ordered the
seizure of all the shipping in Savannah
harbor, belonging to the Government or
citizens of tiie North, by way of retalia
tion—and this was done, too, before Geor
gia had seceded. There was no measure
too fierce for him. lie hated and de
nounced and cursed the Government and
everybody and everything Northern. He
was a constant source ol terror to every
Northern born citizen of Georgia, and to
escape iiis vengeance, hundreds,at the sac
rifice of business and property, hastened
from his realm in quest of security. Tiie
intensity ot his hale, and the reckless vio
lence of his proscriptive measures, were
subjects of complaint even among original
secessionists. A man of Northern birth
was unworthy ot employment even on the
State lioad. The forbearance of Jeff D.rvis
was his plague by day and his torture by
night. lie was a miserable man because
he had not a fricasseed Yankee for each
meal. The black flag was entirely too pale
for him—he wanted a more suggestive one—
a deep blood-red out! The black is now
his favorite—lie proposes to raise it against
the white people of his own State!
Oh ! tor a lash ot scorpions!— Knoxville
(Jenn.) Press and Herald.
Consistency. —The following we clip
from one of our exchanges a little over a
year since. It will be borne in mind that
the New Era now favors the impeachment
of President Johnson, "the most exalted
living statesman,” favors the election of
Grant, who is no statesman in the estima
tion of any sensible man. By his own ad
mission, the editor ot the Era “deserves
bondage for all time to come.”
The New Era Closes U r its Rear.— The
Atlanta New Bra lias kept its rear open for
the last three weeks, but we are pleased to
see from the issue of the Rich, that the ed
itor has closed it up. and that he is now
determined to present a bold front, and
rather than retreat to die in tiie last ditch.
The conclusion, doubtless, has been brought
about through the advice of Bill Arp, who
advised the editor to take an astringent.
The New Era says:
WE STAND BY THE CONSTITUTION AND TIIE
PRESIDENT AS THE LAST AND ONLY 1101’E—
WE DO. INDEED !
A subscriber wishes to know if we still
intend to adhere to tiie reconstruction pol
icy ot President Johnson. We answer yes,
and that, too, till the last plank sinks' to
rise no more. The President has been
right from first to last, and we of the South
cannot and must not forsake him.
IIE HAS WON IMMORTALITY !
President Johnson’s veto of the Sherman
Reconstruction bill has rendered his name
immortal among the nations of tiie earth,
and he ranks among tiie most exalted of
living statesmen, lie is by far too great
est living defender of the Constitution as it
was, and if the American people fail to sus
tain him ii- this hour of national gioom,
they will deserve bondage for all time to
come. — Home Courier.
S3F"The Albany Argus states, and no
doubt by authority, that Mr. A. Belmont,
the Chairman of tiie Democratic National
Committee, “believes that the principal of
the national debt is payable in the ordinary
legal-tender currency of the country, though
be probably doubts if tiie Radicals will
leave greenbacks enough in the Treasury
to pay a single bond.” If this be correct,
there is no difference of principle between
Mr. Belmont and Mr. Pendleton,and those j
Democrats who have been denouncing the i
former gentleman as a representative of j
the bonu-holders and hostile to the inter
ests of the plough-holders are entirely
From the Macon Journal and Messenger.]
THE RICHEST KIND OF A CASE.
A Yankee School Marin Writes Love Letters
to her “Dear Arthur," (a Duck Nigger ) —
Forges an Order for Groceries, and',Gets in
Tiie Grand Jury of Bibb county were
yesterday called upon to investigate a rich
case, the facts of which we propose to give
Several months ago, a white woman by
the name of Amanda Fawler, thorouhly
imbued with love for tiie “poor down-trod
den African,” came here from the North,
and entered upon duty' as a teacher of col
ored children. She had no connection with
tiie Lewis High School, but was running
upon an independent scale.
In the course of time she met Arthur
Edmonds, a black negro fellow, who acts
in the capacity of porter at tiie family gro
cery store of Grier & Lake, and fell violent
ly in love with him. They carried on a
correspondence of the most affectionate,
loving and endearing kind, as will be seen
by tiie specimen letters published below,
and often met and billed and cooed together.
.Things might have thus gone on lndefl
nit- iy -jml resulted in a permanent union
between Miss Amanda Fawler and her
dear Arthur Edmonds, if the aforesaid
Amanda had not been guilty of a little
piece of moral insanity. On’ Wednesday
last, Messrs. Grier & Lake received an or
der purporting to have been signed by the
lady of a prominent Minister. The order
was sent by a servant who had been in her
employment, and requested tiie sending of
a ham, a jar of brandy peaches, some cof
fee and sugar, and several other article?
amounting to eight or ten dollars worth!
The clerk gave tiie note a cursory glance,
and, not suspicionlng anything, sent the
goods as requested.
But when he came to copy' tiie order into
his blotter, it occurred to him that some
tiling was not light about it, and that it
was in the same handwriting of Arthur’s
love letters which he had been in the habit
of reading for that gay Lothario. Calling
upon Arthur for a specimen letter, (of
which lie had a pocket full; and comparing
the writing with the order, his suspicions
were more fully confirmed. It only took a
few moments to fully confirm them by a
conference with the lady from whom it
purported to have come, and finally when
Miss Amanda was called upon for an ex
planation, she acknowledged having writ
ten it, but claimed to have some sort of au
thority' for doing so. This was all stuff.
She was at once arrested and sent to jail,
and at tiie hour of writing, the Grand Jury
is considering a true bill against her which
will be returned and the-case tried before
Judge Cole at tiie present term of the Su
Miss AmandaFawler is about twenty-six
years of age, is not killed w ith good looks,
but appears to be a woman of some intelli
gence. She lias been teaciiing a colored
school near the Vineville branch, and says
she had eighteen day scholars, and more
than that number of night scholars.
Arthur has a wife and several children,
who will, no doubt, read Miss Amanda’s
loving letters to him with no small in
We copy two of her letters to “Dear Ar
thur,” as follows;
Macon, Ga., May 29, 1868.
Dear Arthur: As a ray of sunshine
across the frozen earth, came your most
welcome missive to my poor heart. It was
opened and read, and its contents gave me
much pleasure to think you had not for
gotten me. I hope y'ou never will, for I
never will forget you while I live. How
can I forget any' one that I love so dearly as
ido you ? I had written to you, and when
1 sent it to the office I received yours, and
l hasten to respond to it. Tiie one I sent
y r ou last week was not directed in care of
any one. It was directed only to y'ou. So
I think you had best inquire in your own
name. The sentiments of my heart are in
it, and I want you to get it. I hope you
will.answer this soon, for I shall look for
an answer every day until 1 get one. i
want to see you very much. I looked for
you at the time you promised to come, hut
in vain, for I have not seen iny dear Ar
thur. Oh! do come soon. I wish to sec
you, to talk with you. Write to me, anil
give me the sentiments of your dear heart.
If I had the chance, I would tell you more
than I expect you wish to hear. Go to the
ottice soon, and get that letter, for I do not
want my letters to stay there long enough
to be advertised. So do attend the office
very punctual, and 1 will do the same. Do
come soon, if you please. My dear, don’t
fail to write to me soon and often. As I
am in a hurry, I will have to close for the
time. 1 will do better next time.
I am, as ever, yours most devotedly,
P. S.—Write soon. Let me hear from
you to-morrow sure, if you please.
.Mr. Edmunds—Dear Sir: —l promised
you B c rue you know when I succeeded
in obtaining a room, where it was. It is in
the building belonging to Mr. Hollings
worth. the. lower room on the street to
wards the magazine. Ido sincerely hope
you will come to see me soon, for I wish to
see y'ou on some very important business.
Please come up here Saturday night, if not
before, for i shall look for you until I see
you. lam staying by myself, so you must
come, for 1 have a heap to ted you when I
see you. You must take care of yourself
for me. and don’t let any other girl steal
you. for I want you myself. I think you
might give me that much, for you know I
love you too good for to let any one steal
you from me. so you must let me see you
soon if you please. I shan’t sign no name
to this tor you know who you saw on last
Saturday evening, and was talking with
concerning ft room. I close for this time.
I am yours till death,
There were three or four more of these
“Dear Arthur” letters, but the Grand Jury
called for them before we could get them
The Wheat Crop. —Much complaint
comes to us in regard to the wheat crop.
In some sections it was frozen out. in oth
ers it is threatened by the rust, and again,
in some of our valleys and along the Coosa
river, the wheat looks finely. While we
will not make as much wheat as the crop
promised in March, still we think there
will he a surplus equal at least to the crop
of last year. Up to this time, the rust Is
confined to the blade, and if it does not at
tack the stalk, we apprehend very little
danger to tiie grain.
The corn and cotton crop never looked
better at ttiis season of tiie year, cotton in
particular.— Home Commercial.
Conflagration at Newnan. —On the
21sr. inst. there was an extensive fire in
Newnan, consuming all the buildings on
tiie west side of Bay street, and several on
the north side of Mineral Spring street.—
Entire loss about slf.offi! —only about
$3,000 of which was covered by insurance.
Mr. Dan Swift lost 81.000 with no insu
rance. his policy having expired on the
Stli.— Home Courier,
ESPThe Elberton Academy was burned
on the night of the 21st by an incendiary.
| TELEGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE.
Washington, May 29.—1n tiie Senate
tiie citizens of Georgia presented a memo
rial against a removal of the State capitol.
It was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
The President of the South Carolina
Convention presented a petition asking for
authority to call tiie Legislature of that
State together, which was referred to tiie
The admission of Arkansas was resumed'
Edmunds moved to recommit tiie bill, with
instructions to the Judiciary Committee to
report a bill placing the State under the
newly elected officers and continuing the
military authority, with a provision for
admission when the 14th article becomes
part of the Constitution. Edmunds said
that so soon as the State was admitted,
Congressional power would cease. The
State governments have nothing to lean
upon except the shoulder of the President.
Conkling spoke against the conditions.
The Senate then went into executive
session and adjourned.
House. —The resolution adding three
Democrats to the Committee was lost by
63 to 65.
Tiie resolution committing Woolley to
solitary confinement was discussed very
bitterly, and the resolution to reconsider,
under which tiie discussion was allowed,
Tiie House resumed the Indian appro
priation and adjourned.
Late yesterday the House passed a reso
lution establishing a prison in the Capitol
and placing Woolley therein, excluding
him from written or verbal communica
tion, except by order of tiie House.
Schofield is confirmed Secretary of W T ar.
His confirmation is probable with a re
affirmation of the unconstitutionality of
The probabilities of a reduction of the
Whisky Tax increase. Many Republi
cans say that whisky is rising too strong
for the Government and must be crippled
by reducing the tax.
Kevenue to-day over a million.
A committee from the Soldiers’ and
Sailors’ Convention notified Grant of his
nomination. Grant made a brief speecii.
Divergent views on the admission of
Arkansas are becoming more marked.
The probabilities of her admission over the
veto are decreasing. No Republicans ob
ject to tiie Constitution itself. Tiie points
of difficulty apply to all Southern States.
Richmond, May 29. —A duel was fought
s'esterday evening, near tiie city, between
Col. H. B. Pied and Maj. P. H. Porter, both
army officers. At the first fire Pied fired
in the air and the matter was adjusted.
The Confederate graves in Hollywood
Cemetery were decorated to-day. about
ten thousand persons were present. The
principal stores were closed.
From Illississl ppi •
Jackson, May 29.—Hons. T. Wyaston
and Fulton Anderson leave for Richmond
to-ni'.ht, to appear as counsel for Mr. Da
vis in the approaching trial.
The Democrats have entered the canvass
with more enthusiasm than was ever be
fore witnessed in Mississippi. The Execu
tive Committee have announced mass
meetings throughout the State, embracing
every -day to the election.
Augusta, May 29.—Six citizens of Ham
burg, S. C., were arrested yesterday for
refusing to allow the freedmen to hold a
political meeting in the Union Church, in
that town. They are to lie tried before a
military commission at Aiken to-day, by
order of General Canby.
The grain crops north of Atlanta are
very fine, but in Middle and Southwest
Georgia rust has made its appearance.
Front IHury lund.
Baltimore, May 29. —The Presbyterian
Assembly named July' 30th as a day of
fasting, humiliation and prayer, and ad
journed to meet in Mobile the third Mon
day in May next.
Savannah, May 29.—Cotton in fair in
quiry. but holding too limb: middlings
held at 30%a31c; sales, mostly low grades.
270; receipts 111.
Mobile, May 29.—Nothing doing in cot
ton ; receipts 24; sales for the week 760;
receipts for the same time 220; exports
coastwise 908; stock on hand 12,912.
Wilmington, May 29.—Spirits turpen
tine declined and firm at 41. Rosin firm;
strained 2 12)4; No. 2.2 15; extra No. 2,
2 25. Cotton dull. Tar advanced to 3 15.
Charleston. May 29.— More doing in
cotton ; sales 157 bales; middlings 29:129)4;
receipts 207 bales.
Augusta. May 29. Market dull but
firm; sales 50 bales; receipts 25; middlings
Baltimore, May 29.—Virginia Sixes of
January and July 51%a51%. Ex-Coupons
Cattle dull ami declining; first quality'
§8 a 9.
Liverpool, May 29—Noon.—Cotton firm
er; sales 8,000; for the week 37,000; ex
ports 6.0C0; speculation 4,000; stock on
hand 26,000, of which American 363.
P. M.—Cotton firm and steady' at 11)4 for
uplands atloat; stock of uplands alloat
512.000. of which American 90.000; Bombay
shipments to the 23rd, 50,000. Breadstuff.?
all declined. Red wheat 12s 6d. • Flour 33s
Gd. Lard and pork quiet.
Loodon, May 29.—Consols 92)4. ■
New York, May 29.—Cotton less active;
sales 950 bales at 31. Flour—State 8.10;
Southern 9.65a14.75. Wheat quiet. Corn
Irregular. Ness pork 28.50. Lard steady.
Turpentine 47. Freights quiet. Gold
139%. Sterling unchanged. ’62 coupons
11)4. Tennessees, new, 70. Virginia!’s9.
Registered 51. North Carolinas 69.
New Orleans, May 29.—Cotton quiet
and firm; middlings 28%; sales 600 bales;
receipts 195 bales, sales for the week 5,850;
receipts 1,251; exports to Liverpool 8,853;
to the continent 2.076: coastwise 133; stock
on hand 13,398. Sterling 53a54%. New
York sight % prom. Gold i39%. Sugar
and Molasses quiet and unchanged. Flour j
dull —superfine 5.20a8.75; choice un- j
changed. Corn easy at L07%a1.10. Oats
firmer at 85. Hay 18.00;i21. Pork dull at
29.25. Bacon quiet at 19% in tierce; 20' a
I Tiie Crops. From all parts of tiie coun
try we hear of heavy rains, which have
had a disastrous effect on tiie •/rowing
crop—wheat particularly, which, Tn some
places, throughout this immediate section,
lias taken the rust, though it is thought by
many that should the rains cease fora few
weeks, the injury from it will not be very
serious. The ground, owing to the inces
sant rains, is not in a condition to he
worked, and the result is, that the grass is
working fearful headway among the
growing corn. It will be very difficult for
the farmers to arrest the inroads of this
active enemy, if the weather does not re
main dry. Fruit prospects good. Vegeta
bles plentiful, but few in market.— (dZrijia
Mass Meeting of the Radicals.—ln
pursuance of a call for a mass-meeting of
the Radicals, about three hundred negro
men, women and children, and about
ten white individuals around a stand, over
which lloated the “old flag,” erected just
beyond tiie park. A number of negroes
and some scalawags addressed the meeting,
reviewing with their usual intelligence, the
••political situation.” Hopkins was there,
of course.— Savannah Advertiser.
Atlanta Wholesale Markets
HEI’OHTKU IIY ULUN'N, WHIG 11T A. CAUIt.
BACON—Clear sides 49; clear ribbed sides
canvassed hams 20®22, sugar-cured harus
21® 22shoulders 15.
LAKO— I 9> 3 ®2t»c 9 tb.
BUTTER—2S®4Sc 9 ib.
EGGS--21®22e 9 doz.
CHICKENS- 25®85c each ; scarce.
BAGGING AND ROPES—None in m arket.
BEESW AX—Common 27®28c hi, yellow
33®340 9 ib.
BROOMS— $ doz., $3 25®$1 50.
BROOM COHN—In demand at sloo®s2 9
ton, according to quality.
BUCK ETS— Pain ted, $3 00® 350 doz.: ■ s
bourn 1 sl2 50® sls 00.
CASTINGS—Sc 9 Ib tor country hollow ware.
CORN MEAL—Unbolted 9 bushel $1 10.
FLuUR—S n peril lie $0 9 sack ol 98 lbs.; Extra
sf> 50 9 sack; Extra Family $7 9 sack; raiicy
$7 50 p sack.
GRAIN—Corn white $1 05@1 10 9 bushel; mixed
and yellow sl®l 05 Barley $2 50; Bariev Malt
#315. Rye $1 50. Oats $1 10. Wheat $2 00® $2 15.
HAY $1 25®2 hundred.
SALT—Virginia, 9 sack $275.
IRON—Bar from ourcity mills sc: hank, sl2®
12.50; nail rod 14c; Pittsburg bar, 6*4u.; Pittsburg
band, BaS>£c; common sheet iron, be; charcoal.
10X ; Russia. 25
COTTON GOODS—Osnaburgs IS cents P ymd,
shirtings 7-8,15 c 9 yard; shirtings 4-4, 18c f>
COTTON YARNS— 9 hunch of 5 lb- s.'®2 20,
LK ATIIE U— VVhile Oak 9 lb 46®50; I teniioc-x
stt>2B@33; Calf (French) 9 doz $-15®00; Ameri
can 9 doz. $30@50; Harness 9lb 45®50; I’ppei
9 doz. #24 00®45 00.
MO LASS ES—oo® 05; Sy ru p 90.
SUGAR—Crushed and granulated 10Codec
ugar-. A, B C, 18>£, 18, 17>,c; New Orleans 15®
10c; Demararu 14®lfi^c.
COFFEE—Ria2O®29c; Laguyra2Sc; Java 40c.
SYRUPS—OSc® 1 10 9 gal bin.
"CANDLES—Star candles Hard press
ed tallow $5 9 box.
CANDY—2Sc 9 lb.
CHEESE—State 15; English dairy 20c.
SHEDS—Clover $8 50 9 bushel: Timothy $325;
Blue grass $3; Orchard $2 25; Red ton $.2 25; Mill I
$2 75®3 00; Hungarian $3 00.
HI i)ES- Green 8c; dry salted 14c; Hint 15c.
HOJJS—German 55; Wisconsin 05.
ORANGES—Per box #H 50®7 00.
LEMONS—Per box #SIX).
FEATHERS—New live geeseos®ooc 9 lb.
COPPER—Sheet 43c 9 lb.
GUN POWDER—Dupont’s Sporting $8 50 P
keg ; blasting $0 50.
GLASS—American, 9 box, Bxlo, $0 00; 10x12,
$5 50; 12x18 $0 00
GINSENG—7S®76c 9 1b-
POTATOES—oId $0 9 bbl.
OlL—Coal oil 50c. 9 gallon: Tanners sl®l 25.
RlCE—Rangoon 12>*® 13c; Carolina lie. 9 lb.
RAGS—In good demand at 5®5j 4 c.
SOAP Bar 8® 10c. 9 lb.
N AI LS—IP keg, 10s to 60s $5 25; other numbers
GUNNY - BAGS—Heavy resowed 24>*c.
SODA—English 9c; American B>£e 9 lb.
MACKEREL—I? bbl., No. 1 $22; No. 2 S2O; No.
3 sls; hall bbl., No. 1 sl2; No. 2 $lO 50; No. 3 $8 50,
Kits, $2 70, $2 00; and $2 50.
WHITE LEAD—SIO 50®17 9 100 lb.
TIN PLATE—I C steady at sl4 50.
CARPUS—(Reported by S. S. Kendrick,'
Brussels $1 75®2 25 ; 3-ply Imperial, $2 25; 3-|dy
#1 90®2 00; 2-ply, best, #1 40® 1 75; 2-ply medium
90®$1 25; Hemp 35®75c.
M A TTIN GS -45® 75c
OIL CLOTHS-75®$1 50. Full stocks.
PRINTS—IO® 15c 9 yard.
CORSET JEANS—IS®IBVc 9 yard.
BROWN DRILLS—IB®2Oc 9 vard.
SPOOL THREAD—Btfc®sl 10
BROWN SHEETJ.NGS—3-4 Graniteville, 13c,
7 8 Graniteville 15c; 4-4 Grauitevillc 18c; 7 >
Trion 15c ;4 4 Trion 18; 3-4 Augusta 18c; 7-8 \ u
gusta 15; 4-4 Augusta 18c; 3 4 Sea Island BU.®J2 •;
7-SSea Island 12>£® 15c; 4 4 Sea Island !s®ls v
BLEACHED DOMESTICS-4 4 Bleaching l.;>*
®3oc; 7-8 Bleaching 13®72; 3-4 Bleaching 10®13c.
CA M B KlCKS—Glazed 12>, ®l3 Cc; Paper 15c.
ST R 1 PE D SI 11 KT IN GS—l2 ® 18c.
BED TICK 12> a ®35c.
C RACKERS—Butter 12®15c; Soda 12@12>»; Pic
nic 13®14C; Ginger Schnapps 18®19c.
FERTILIZERS —No. 1 Peruvian Guano si $
roi\; Phosphate Guano SBO P ton; Soluble Pa i!ic
Guano $75 9 ton; Zell’s Super Phosphate #75 9
ton; Zell’s Raw Bone #7O 9 ton; Oakb j Miil
Flour Raw Bone $75 9 ton; Gypsuui 9 ton.
LlME—Georgia $2 50 9 cask ol 5 bush; Ala
bama $3 9 cask ol 5 bush.
ROOFlNG—Georgia slate sll 50 9 square of 100
CEM ENT—H yd ran lic #0
TOBACCO—We have from Meador & Bros,
the following quotations; Low Grades 30®45c p
lb; Low Grades, new, 00®05c 9 fl>; Medium 70®
75c 9 0.; Good Medium 75®85c p !b ; Fine 00®$1
IP lb; Extra Finesl 10®l 35 9 lb.
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