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^ VOL. I.—NO. 187:
ATLANTA, GA.. SATURDAY MOR&ENG, SEPTEMBER 28, 1867.
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sheriff* Mortgage fl fa. sales, per square.... 5 00
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T’bird Military District (Georgia, Florida, and
Alabama). Office at Headquarters, on Marietta
Street, Atlanta. Ga. ,
Colonel J. tr. MKLINE, Chief of Bureau of Civil
Affairs, and General Inspector of Registration
for Third Military District. Office at Uead-
Brevet Brigadier General Wm. McKee Dunn,
Assistant Judge Advocate Geaeral U. 8. A.,
Judge Advocate Third Military District. Office
at Headquarters. - , - «
Brevet Major Wm. H Smyths, Captain 18th United
States infantry, Aeting Assistant Judge Advo
cate General Otiide at Headquarters.
Lieutenant Colonel K. McK. HUDSON, U. 8. A.,
Assistant Inspector General. Office at Head
quarters. . .
Captain G. K. Sanderson, U. S. A., Aeting Assis
tant Adi utaat! General. Office at Headquarters.
TS* Srs&'&ffiSiJ; J *WSfi«2TGS
trict, Office corner of Broad and MArietta
streets. V '_ " r '
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Quartermaster. Office at Headquarters.
Brevet Lieutenant colonel H. J‘_ Farnsworth,
Depot Quartermaster. Office Forsyth - street,
near BailiSMl , , . , , .
Brevet Captain C. A. Rockwell, Chief Ordnance
Officer. Office corner of Broad and Marietta
streets ' . * . - *■ . .
Major E* D. Jfdd, P. M. U. 8. A., Chief Pay Mas
ter and Disbursing Officer Third Military Dis
trict. Office doner of Broad and Marietta
Bgevet Major T. C. Sullivan. C. 8. United States
Army, Chief Commisary of Subsistence. Office,
Room No. 1 WiUingham Buildings, corner of
• Decatur Aid Ivy streets
DISTRICT OF GEORGIA.
Brevent Brigadier General Caleb C. Siblet, Col
onel 18Ui l“. S Infantry. Commanding District
of Georgia, 16th U. 8. Infantry and Assistant
Commissioner Bureau R. F. and A. L. State oi
Georgia. Office at Heudquarters, Markham’s
building, Whitehall street,
first Lieutenant John K. Horner. Adjutant 16th
U. fy. Infantry and Acting Assistant Adjutant
General, District of Georgia. Office at Head
First Lieutenant E. P. Dohertt. 5th U. S. Caval
ry, on duty with Heedqnarters, District of
Major J. R. Lewis. 44th U. S. Infantry, Assistant
Inspector General, Bureau R. F. and A. L., State
of Georgia. Office at Headquarters.
Brevet Major Fred Moskbacb, V. R. C., Sub. Asst.
Com. Sub-Dist. Atlanta Bureau R., F. A A. L..
Office, building opposite the Post Office, Broad
FONT OF ATLANTA,
HW WESTERN A ATLANTIC RAILROAD—
to miles—Fare, cents per mile.—Cant*ell
Wallace, Superintendent; John B. Peck, Master
Transportation; Wm. W. Clayton, Treasurer; Ira
M. Taylor, Auditor; J. H. Flynn, Master Machi
nist; W. G. Gbamlimq, 8. Gj Shops; i^imbi B.
Wallace, Gen. A rent; W. B. Webster, General
Ticket.Agent; R. A. Bacon, Gen’l Freight Agent;
John M. Bridges, Agent at Atlanta:
night pasbkngxe train—daily.
Leave AUanU - . . TOO P.M.
Arrive at Chattanooga - . 4.00 A.M
Leave Chattanooga - " - 4.80 F.M.
Arrive at Dalton • - • - 7.18 A.M.
Arrive at Atlanta - 1J5 a.M.
daily rasskhuxr train—daily,
Leave Atlanta - - - 8.50 A.M.
Leave Dalton ... 2.55 P.M.
Arrive at Chattanooga ‘ - *\ 5.25 P.M,
Leave Chattanooga - 4.50 A.M.
Arrive at Atlanta - . , . «. 1.15 P.M.
DALTON ACCOMMODATION TRAIN—DAILY,
Leave Atlanta .... 8.15 P.M.
1 Apnrive at Dalton - 11.40 P.M.
Deave Dalton .... 1.80 P.M.
Composed of the Counties of Cobb, Fulton, Camp
bell, Carroll. « oweta. Heard, Fayette, Clayton,
Spalding. Henry, Newton, DeKalb, Milton,
Gwinnett and Butts.
Brevet Brigadier General Thomas H. Huger, Col.
Sad United States Infantry, Commanding Post.—
Headquarters, Room No. 8. WiUingham Build-
in*. corner of Decatur and Ivy streets, Atlanta,
Brevet Captain O. C. Knapp, 1st Lieut. 83d U. S.
Infantry, Post Adjutant. Office at Headquar
First Lieutenant C. S. Ilsley, 16th U. S. In
fantry, Acting Assistant Quartermaster and
Acting Commissary Subristance. Post. Office,
Room No. 7, WiUingham Building.
Vity BustineiHt Directory.
booth <e anoxa.
■Jda BOOTS, aHOBS and LBATifWt ’
Ujl NEW STORE—NEW GOOD8
r M Extra indneements to buyers at Wholesale
xndKetaii. Peachtree street, opposite Cox A Hill.
myYiMha GEO. W. PRICE.
mlila G. U. A A. W. FORCE, Wholesale aad
Mill Retail dealers in BOOTS and SHOES—sign
r |a<if Big Iron Boot. Large assortment always
on hand for City trade. WhitehaU street, At
lanta, Ga. / i i i < my*4m
MKRCBAJTTS AND GROCERS
A dair a keese, auction and commission
Mkkchants. Sign, Auction House. White
hall street, AUanU. Ga. feffO—lv
P ETER LYNCH, W ROLES ale AMD Retail GRO
CER, and dealer in Varieties, WhitehaU street,
AUanta. Ga I /fe*8—ly
F ains a parrott, wholesale gro
cers AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
Granite Front, Peachtree street, Atlanta. Ga.
A J. ROBERT A CO., Urnrral Commission
• Merchants, aad Agents for Manufacturers'
and Producers, at the Bridge, en Broad street and
railroad, Atlanta, Ga. A. J. ROBERT,
aut-lv F. W. ROBERT
i oHN C. ROGERS, Dialer in Family Gro
ceries and country Produce, Whitehall, one
»r from Mitchell street, Atlanta, Gw. Choice
Hams always ee hand. sag*—6m
RANKERS AND A* OXERS
rpHK GEORGIA N At I OK A L BANK, Bank
1 Block, Alabama rtreet. John Rice, Preti
dent: E. L. JoNEa.CasMer: Darwin g. Jones. Tel
ler; Edward H. Jones, Book-Keeper. DIREC
TORS—John Rice, John Collier, £. K. Rawson, 8.
A. Durand. W. W. Clayton. feffD—ly
J H. JAMES. BANKER AND BROKER, AT-
• lanta, G., btfi and sells Gold, Silver, Bonds,
stocks, and Bank Bills. Exchanges Bonds, makes
Investment* for parties in Bonds and Stocks;
allows interest on Deposits when left for two
months or longer. feSO—ly
OPINION JOB PRINTING OFFICE.
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having just received an A1 lot of
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CATALOGUE LIST OF WORK EXECUTED FOR
THE DAILY OPINION.
Saturday morningsept. as.
Arrive a* Atlanta , - . .
GEORGIA BAIL BO AIL—ltl miles—Fare
live cents per mile.—.Iohn P. Kino, President; E.
W. Cole, Superintendent; G.T. Anderson, Agent
DAT PASSENGER TRAIN.
lAave Atlanta 5 00 A.M,
.Arrive at Avgust*. .5.45 PJ4.
..x 6.00 P.M.
NIGHT FAS8ENGER TRAIN.
Leave Atlanta 7.15 P.M.
Arrive at Augusta. fc.10 A.M.
Leave A ugusta ;... .6.00 P.M.
Arrive el Atlanta. 415 A.M.
NIuHT THROUGH FREIGHT TBAJN. '
Leave Atlanta 6.40 P.M.
Arrive at Augusta. 9.67 A.M.
Leave Augusta 6.10 P.M.
/ rrive at Atlanta 8.05 A.M.
Arrive at Atlanta....,....).
EeT* MACON A WESTERN RAILROAD.—103
miles—Fare, live cents per mile—A. J. Whit*,
President; E. B. Walker, Superintendent; R. A
Anderson, Agent at Atlanta:
DAY PASSENGER TRAIN.
Leave Macon .... 7.45 A.M.
Arrive at Atlanta ... 2 00 PJM.
Leave Atlanta .... 715 A.M.
Arrive at Macon - - - - 1.80 P.M.
Leave Macon - . . 8.40 P.M.
Arrive in Atlanta .... 4.30 AM.
Leave Atlanta - - - 7JA P.M*
Arrive in Macon r 4.10 A.M.
M#* ATLANTA A WEST POINT RAIL
ROAD—87 miles—Fare, per mile—John P.
King, President; S. P. Grant, Superintendent;
R. M. Farrar, Agent at Atlanta:
day rassengrr train—going out.
Leave Atlanta 7.00 AM.
Arrive at West Point 19.00 M.
DAT PASSENGRR TRAIN—COMING IN.
Leave West Point 13.40 PM.
Arrive at Atlanta 5.35 P.M.
Mf MONTGOMERY A WEST POINT RAIL
ROAD.—Daniel H. Cram, Superintendent.
Leave West Point . - 10.15 A.M.
Arrive at Columbus ... 1.44 P.M.
Arrive at Montgomery ... 4.95 P.M.
Leave Montgomery ... 7.00 A.M.
Leave Columbus ... m P.M.
Arrive at West Point - - 1X8 P.M.
Plague Take the Hindmostr
SWANSON, BOYKIN & CO.,
WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL
D KU G G I S T S
Whitehall street. Atlanta, Ga.
P HYSICIANS, Dealers, Country Merchants and
tbe public generally, are invited to call and
examine our larob anu varied assortment of
PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
We buy entirely horn importers nnd Manufac
turers, and we feel confident that we can give en
tire satis) action to all who will com* and
price out goods. . 1
We keep constantly on hand Window Glass,
Putty, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Combs.
Perfumery, Toilet Soaps, Fancy Articles, Ac^and
in fact everything usually found la n FIRST
CLASS HOUSE. A large supply of T.W. Devon's
celebrated GENUINE (Diamond S) WHITE
LEAD, on hand and to arrive Contractors and
Painters will find it to their interest to give us
a call be)ora purebasbihg elsewhere.
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY PREPARED BY A
Call nnd examine for yourselves. Mow Is the
“S*„.tSk , ” r . CO.
M G. DOBBINS a CO., RKOKERS, corner of
• Whitehall and Alabama streets.
R*/trmc4>.—Trisbee A Kolierts, Sew York; Hop
kins, Trowbridge A Dwight. New Yoik; B. U.
Warren, iiigu.la, Ga.; D. F. Vietuing,charleston,
V « ; J. It. Cunningham. Montgomery, Ala.; K
Peters, Atlauta; R. Austell, Atlanta; Edward
Pad.11* ford. Savannah, Ga. t'e*l>—ly
SI,000,000 IN WATCHES!
FOR SALE ON THE POPULAR
0*OJ£ PRIOR P is AN,J&
GIVING KVBBT PATRON A
Handsome and Reliable Watch
For the low Price of Ten Dollars!
Without Regard to Value,
AND NOT TO REPAID FOR UNLESS
PERFECTL Y SA TISFA CTOR Y.
A tlanta national bank—designa
ted DEPOSITORY OF THE UNITED
ST vTEs. A. AUSTELL, President; W. H. TULLER,
Oxhier. DIRECTORS—a. Austell, M. G. Dob-
t .ns, W. R. Phillips,Jesse McLendou, J. II. James.
tMiecial attention paid to Collections in Atlanta
anil through this section. Prompt returns made
at the lowest current rates. Our New York Cor
respondent, the Fourth National Bank, to whom
we refer. feat)—ly
g*. Dealer in Furniture, Upholstery and
U'A making; Parlor and Bed Room Sets, and
if) Furniture Repaired, by A. ERGKNZIN-
* 1 • GKR, Hunter street, between Whitehall and
Clerks of Courts,
Bills of Lading,
Bills or Fare,
Show Cards, ..
■ Receipts-, •
Certificates of Stock,
Etc., etc., etc.
j£^Orders from our friends and the public
generally are respectfully solicited.
OUR MOTTO—QU ICK, CHEAP.
UNION REPUBLICAN PASTY OF GEORGIA.
ADOPTER AY IMS STATE CONTENTION,
Atlanta, July 4th, 1867.
Where as. We, humbly acknowledging our de
pendence upon an overruling Providence, who
shapes the destinies ot men and nations, thank Al
mighty God for having, through agencies and in
strumentalities in His wisdom selected, preserved
our Government when its deepest foundations
were being shaken by the mighty upheavings of
the recent rebellion. And
W here as, The loyal men of Georgia desire the
earliest practicable settlement of the disturbed
condition of tbe country: and whereas, we believe
that the establishment of justice is essential to en-
iuring peace, that patriotism should be exalted
as a virtue, and it is the duty of the State to cher
ish all its people; and whereas, those who assert
these principles are called Republicans, through
out tbe U a ion. Therefore,
Reioivtd, 1st. That we adopt the name of the Union
Republican party of Georgia, and declare our
selves in alliance with tbe National Republican
party of tne Union, and for the unconditional sup-
1 port of the Union of these States.
R«t»lted, 3. That we pledge our hearty support
to the reconstruction measures of the Congress of
the United States.
R&tolvtd. 8. That it is the duty of the State to
educate all her children, and to that end, we re
commend tbe establishment of a general system
of free schools.
Revolted. 4. That the Union Republican Party Is
identified in its bistory and by its essential prin
ciples with the rights, the interests and the digni
ty of labor, and is in sympathy with the toiling
masses of society, and that the working men o
Georgia will receive at its hands every encourage
ment and assistance that may be necessary to pro-
1 tect their full rights; and, that in the mainten-
. ance of the position taken and the principles
we have this day avowed, we cordially invite the
co-operation of all citizens, without regard to their
Revolted, 5. That the Union Republican Party
of the State of Georgia pledges itself to maintain
the free and legal rights of all men, and to
abide by the prescribed terms of restoration, in
electing to office those men only who can comply,
in all respects, with the requirements of the Acts of
Congress, and who prerer the Government of the
United States to any other that could be framed.
WESTERN & ATLANTIC RAILROAD.
O N and after Jane 18th, 1807, Passenger Trains
will run ns follows: .
8.46 A. M. Daily (except Sundays) Expksm
pARSENonn.—Arrive at Dalton at 2J» p.
m., wimtlat With Ki T. and Ga R- At"
trains for Knoxville, Lynchburg, Vi ain-
ington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New
York. Arrive at Chattanooga 5.25 r. m.
connecting with trains of Nashville and
Chattanooga Railroad for Nashville, Louis
ville, and the West, and trains of Mem
phis nnd Charleston Railroad for Mem
phis, New Orleans, etc.
8.50 P. M. Daily (except Sundays) Dalton Ac
commodation.—Arrive at Marietta 6.4S,
Cartenville 848, Kingston 9.00, Dalton
7.00 P. M. Dailt Great Northern Mail.—Arrive
at Dalton at 1.15 a. m., connecting with 8. T.
nnd Ga. R. R. trains for Knoxville, Lych-
burg, Washington, Baltimore, Philadel
phia, nnd New York, arrive at Chatta
nooga 4.10 a. m., connecting with trains ot
Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad for
Nashville, Louisville, ana the West, and
trains of the Memphis and Charleston Rail
road for Memphis, New Orleans, etc
ARRIVE AT ATLANTA.
1.41 A. M. Daily GkEat Southern Rail.—Leav
ing ChattanooOa 4.80 p. is., connecting
With train* of Nat hr ill. aad Chattanooga,
aad Memphis and Charleston Railroads
and Dfdton at 7.50 r. m., connecting with
trains of £. T. and Ga. Railroads.
9.46 A. M. Daily (except Sundays) Dalton ac
commodation.—Leave Dalton at LOO A. M.,
Kingston 4 80, Carters rilie 5.15, Marietta 8.
19.06 P. M. Daily (xzoarr Sundays) Express
Passenger.—leave Chatta&oogK at 340 a.
M.. making close connections with trains
of Nashville and Chattanooga, aad Mem
phis and Charleston Railroads, aad Dal 1 -
ton at 6.96 a. M., connecting wlth trdiaaof
East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad.
PULLMAN'S PATENT SLEEPING COACMES
ON all night trains.
JOHN B. PUCK,
jel8 Master Transportation.
GEORGIA WEEKLY OPINION.
T he publication of Tms journal
commenced Tuesday, August 6th, and it will
hereafter regularly issue
■ Every Tuesday Morning.
THE .WEEKLY OPINION
>0“ MAIL STAGE LINE FROM ATLANTA
Leave Atlanta Monday, Wednesday ahd
Arrivedueaday. Thursday and Saturday 7.00 P.M.
100 Solid Gold Iluntiug Watches. ..$250 to $1,000
100 Magic t-used >.old Watches.... 200 to
100 Ladies Watches. Enameled 100 to
200 Gold Hunting Chronmeter
Watclie* *0 to
200 Gold uuuting English Levers 2 0 10
800 Gold Hunting Duplex Watches 150 to
500 Gold Hunting American
WaL-be* MO *0
500 Silver Hunting Leyers.... 50 to
(WO Sliver Hunting Duplexes 75 to
500 Gold Ladies Watches 50 to
1.000 Gold Hunting Lepines 50 10
1.000 Miscellaneous Silver Watches.. 50 to
2 500 Hunting Silver Watches 25 to
5.000 Assorted Watches, all kinds... 10 to
C 1HH AGO ALE DKPOT-mTe. KENNY. Pro-
/ urietor dealer in Brandies, Wines, Whiskies
aud Segars. Chicago Ale Always on hand. No.
14 Alabama street, Atlanta. Ga aug4—6m
A LSTON A WINN, Attorneys at Law, At
lanta, Ga. Office, Granite Block, Broad
street. KOBT. A. ALSTON,
jrnh94-6in L. J. WINN. f
i f ARROW A SIMPSON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Atlanta, Us. Office corner WhitehaU and
Alabama streets, over James’ Banking House.
Entrance on Alabama street.
H. P. FARROW,
ly O. F.SIMPSON.
^*T»A LIFE INSURANCE. COMPANY—
Wm. Jennings, General
Agent. Lynch’s Building, corner of Alabama aad
w hitehaU streets. Second floor. ' > my*-ly
ty Every patron obtains a Wstch by
this arrangement, costing but $10, while it
may be worth $1,000. No partiality
Ve wish to immediately dispose of the above
magnideent Stock.- Certificates, naming the arti
cles, are ^placed in sealed envelopes, and well
mixed Holders are entitled to the articles named
on their certificate upon payment of Ten Dollars,
whether it be a Watch worth $1,000 or one worth
le-s. The return of any ol our certificates enti
tles you to the article named thereoe upon pay
ment, irrespective of its worth, anti as no article
vfelned less than $10 is named on any certificate,
it will at once be seen that this is
No Lottery, hut a straightforward legitimate
transaction, which may he participated in
even by the most fastidious!
A single certificate will be sent b^ mall, post
paid, upun receipt of 26 cents, five for $1, eleven
lor $2, uiirty-three and elegant premium foy $6.
sixty-six and inure valuable premium for $10,one
hundred and most superb Watch for $15. To
Agents, or those wishing employment, tnis is a
rare opportunity, it is a legitimately conducted
bu*lne*s, duly authorized by tbe Government*
and o. eu to the most careful scrutiny. TRY ual
WRIGHT, BRO., A CO- Importer*,
161 BROADWAY, NeW'Tork-
-fn M HARDWAKK.—J. M. ft J. U. ALEXANDER.
P T Whitehall street. Iron. Steel, Nails, Lar-
| --Cartage materials, Tools for ail trades, Build-
Materials. Bolting uieths. Farming
implements. J. M. ft J; 0. ALEXANDER.
Jk TOMMEY ft FT EWART, DEALERS nr
jfV Hardware, Iron aad Steel iwtleby.
Tools of all kinds. Harness. Bridles.
.▼ Collars, Leather, etc WgaTof Ue Mill
8aw aad Game Dock, Whitehall street. AtUMta,
Sms* their owi* P»W« wherever pUnted
Spe*K.«sre ^jjgDRgTH ft SON,
New Freight Route.
VIA GRAND JUNCTION ft CHATTANOOGA.
cy w 1
adopted by the STATE CONVENTION held in
Atlanta, July 4th, 1867.
To secure the triumph of the policy indicated in
the declaration named, will be the primary object
of the conductors of the paper. This announce
ment is made after mature reflection, and reasons
for the adoption of this course, will appear as
occasion may require.
THE WEEKLY OPINION
WUl be a complete record of news from all points,
made np from the Daily. Comments upon the
Events rf the Hoar, Politics, the regular dis
patches of Die Press Association, Market Reports,
State sows and Miscellaneous intelligence, will
be given as Ball as possible. To make It
A FIRST CLASS FAMILY NEWSPAPER,
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of its conductors, who feel confidant that Eealout
aad untiring efforts will oommaad success, and
thereby enable then to contribute to the welfare
of the public 'generally, as well as the State at
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Tbe Newnan Camp meeting..Olden
Time Scenes--moral Progress of
The friends of true progress, who read
and admire your truly progressive journal,
would doubtless be interested in reading
an account of what is doing in the West
ern part of the State for the advancement
of the intellectual, moral and religious
well being of the colored people. A num
ber of schools have been established,
churches have been built, and vast multi
tudes, numbering sometimes many thou
sands in the congregations, have been
preached to. The results, so far, have been
most salutary. Hundreds of children and
adults have been taught to read, many of
them to write, and some of them the
ground rules of arithmetic- The beneficial
wanted a, their training are visible in the
Umf WPCUA RAT ION OIHFrIN CIPLRS Yunurtrto
’U3, viOcily jjpjj ptacytiae coi«4w»>
bf the freedmen'. •
Charge for Insurance, Drayage, Com
missions or Forwarding.
The following low rate has been agreed to,
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Throughout an area of five or six coun
ties, where the black people have enjoyed
these advantages, there has not been a sin
gle crime of any magnitude committed by
a colored person. Now and then may be
seen instances of the indulgence of those
vices which were common to them while
they were slaves. Bat they are everywhere
gradnally rising above the dominion of
these vices, and are looking up to the
maintainance of a good character. Noth
ing has contributed more effectively to
their moral education than their religious
meetings. The ministers of the Methodist
Episcopal Church have conducted a series
of camp meetings, at which thtire were
many thousands of colored people, and at
some of them a considerable number of
whites. The latter were not mere idle
spectators, hnt in many cases deeply inter
ested worshippers. They looked on with
astonishment while they witnessed scenes
of religious excitement and displays of
Divine power such as reminded them of
the old camp meeting scenes of twenty and
thirty years ago.
The following were the places where these
meetings were held, and the estimated
numbers in attendance: West Point, 2,000;
Whitesville,2,000; Franklin,500; LaG range,
5,000; Grantville, 1,200. Thug, these men
brought within the range of these meet
ings not less than fifteen thousand people,
and there were about five hundred acces
sions to the church. A description of
these meetings will suffice to convey
proper idea of the character of all of them,
and the blessed influence which they are
likely to exert upon the country at large.
The Newnan camp meeting commenced
on Wednesday evening, September 11th.
and closed the following Sunday night at
11>£ o’clock. There were nine white
preachers, aad about twenty colored
preachers and exhorters in attendance. On
Sunday the number of people were vari
ously estimated at from four to six thou
sand. A brush arbor, about one hundred
and fifty feet square, had been erected in
the suburbs of the city, nearHhe railroad;
on one side a stand, or elevated platform,
nearly twenty feet square, had been built
for the accommodation of the preachers,
with an open area in front of about 20x40
feet for the “ mourners,” usually called the
“ altar.” The crowd gradually increased
until Saturday, when it became too large
to be sheltered by the ample arbor, and a
portion of the congregation went into the
■ At first a.few of the white people came
out at night and seated themselves on the
railroad, a little way oft; or reclined in the
eorners of tbe fences, within hearing of
tbe preacher’s voice. As the meeting ad
ranced, they timidly approached nearer
and nearer, until they gathered around the
outskirts of the assembly, some sitting in
their carriages, some sitting on the ground,
others standing wherever they could ob-“
ttin r* -heat position to view the moral
s«*r' Thus they continued to ap-
pr»* if Sunday, wbeh they ventured
to accede to the pressing invitations of
their colored lViends, and took seats when
ever they could find them in the congrega
tion. Many of them, however, could get
no seats, and they pressed in on all sides
upon the outer verge of the assemblage,
listening eagerly to the preaching, and se
riously contemplating the religious exer
cises of the negroes. At one time they
numbered several hundred, and many of
them confessed that they had never wit
nessed the like before.
Sunday at 11 o’clock, and Sunday night
presented scenes that had never before
been realized on the soil of Georgia. Be
neath and around the rude brush arbor
were assembled thousands of colored peo
ple, with many whites, listening In breath
less stillness to the Word of £M*. At the
close of caeh s€fvl6e, when an invitation
was given to seekers to approach the altar,
hundreds rushed forward into the open
area, and prostrated themselves for prayer.
The Christian people gathered around
them, singing, praying, and shouting.
As their ferver warmed amid these
devout exercises, the shouting, singing,
and praying rose upon the evening air
like the sound of mighty waters. Here
might be seen a group of a score or more
with clasped bands, up-lifted eyes, stream-
ing with tears, and swinging to and fro,
while with ecstatic features, and in voices
of sweetest melody, they sung the songs of
redemption. There is a poor, blind man,
the sweetest singer in this new-born host
of freed men, and around him are clustered
hundreds who join him in the enchanting
chorus; while, with hands and feet, and
the motions of their bodies, they keep time
to the heavenly strains. He is from La-
Grange—poor, blind, almost helpless, but
he is pious, and has been the ‘’singing pil
grim’’ of these camp meetings. His name
is Billy McFarland. His fame as a singer
has spread far and wide over this section of
country. There is another interesting group.
The whites have huddled together in a large
crowd in rear of tbe preachers stand, and
a zealous mulatto exhorter, Frank Joseph,
from LaGrange, seizes the opportunity to
make an impression upon them. He goes
into their midst, sometimes kneeling, some
times standing, and assuring them of his
love for all, beseeches them to repent of
their sins, and join the “ old mother Metho
I have attended camp meetings from my
earliest recollection in Georgia, have heard
many excellent sermons, and witnessed
many wonderful displays of God’s power
at them, but I have never, except at La-
Grange, seen » meeting Ui«“vron!<l com
pare with the one at Newnan. It remind
ed one of the old fashioned days of Meth
odist camp meetings in the days of my
The preaching, as to matter and manner,
was excellent. It was spiritual, pointed,
powerful. It cut its way to the hearts of
all, and was attended by the demonstra
tion and power of the Holy Ghost. Five
sermons, preached Friday night and Sat
urday noon, by Rev. Dr. Prettyman, of
Atlanta, were incomparable for simplicity,
eloquence and unction. Some of his flights
and illustrations 1 never heard surpassed.
Rev. Standing, an Englishman, lately
a Wesleyan Missionary in Australia,
preached two powerful sermons. Rev. C.
M. Caldwell made, alsoi, a powerful effort
Snnday r. m. on the Christian Armor. The
colored preachers and exhorters all did.
Monday morning, from 8 to 9 o’clock, the
crowd gathered at the depot, and while
they were waiting for the train the sound
of singing, shouting and rejoicing contin
ued the same as if it had been at the camp
meeting altar. Two box cars were filled
with the colored people going down the
road, and all the way to LaGrange they
continued to shout, sing, rejoice and pray.
At each stopping place on the way the
people, astonished at so strange an occur
rence. gathered in crowds to look upon the
Sitting in the hindmost passenger car, I
had a good chance to observe the counte
nances and hear the remarks of the pas
sengers. Some, as might he expected,
mocked and made witty remarks, others
looked serious, while every one was struck
with surprise and wonder to see a camp
meeting on a railroad train. One passen
ger said : “Well, well, this is the first port
able camp meeting that ever I saw.” The
polite and gentlemanly Superintendent of
the Atlanta and West Point Railroad, Col.
L. P. Grant, has a claim upon the gratitude
of the colored population for granting
them the privilege of going to and from
these camp meetings at half the regular
These meetings have exerted a most
wholesome influence wherever they have
been held. They have stopped the mouths
of gainsayers, and confounded those who
have charged us with preaching politics at
our meetings. There have been eight or
ten camp and two days’meeting held by us
since the 1st of August, and the subject of
politics was not once named at any of
God is with this people, blessing them
temporally and religiously, and the mis
sionaries find teachers among them are
moulding a power that will be felt for
good over fill our beloved but unfortunate
territory: This is the true conservatism.
J. H. Caldwell.
Savannah vs. MoBlut.—The pres* ot
Mobile ate endeavoring to imiw the peo
ple of that city to a realization of the dan
ger that U threatening their commerce by
the enterprise of their “formhhtble rival