LOUIS NAPOLEON was
a great smoker and prided
himself on having the finest
cigars in the world, made
especially for him in Hav
Prof. Horsford the noted
• chemist says that some
years since in Cuba he had
a desire to secure the best
cigar made on the Island
and upon inquiry found the
manufacturer who made
Louis Napoleoll s cigars and
bought from him three of
them paying one dollar in
gold for each. In convei
sation with the maker Prof.
Horsford asked whether a
liner cigar could be made
and where the leaf tobacco
used in these was raised.
The manufacturer replied
that it was impossible to
make any better goods and
no other lea! would equal
that used for this purpose.
For these cigars he spe
cially imported leaf grown
in the golden tobacco belt
of North Carolina,
Smoked by as fastidious
an Emperor as Louis Na
poleon and costing one
dollar each in gold we
presume those cigars were
perfection. The outlet of
ibis golden tobacco belt of
North Cap)l ina is Durham
and the.same grade of to-
* mweo which was exported
to Havana for the Empe
ror’s cigars is what we use
in Blackwell's Bi ll Dm -
ham Long Cut. That is
the reason we don't have
to put any drugs in our
goods to make them sell.
You see we are the largest
buyers of this grade of leaf
in the world, and have the
first pick of all the cioj
and get the choicest q unlit/
Have you tried Black
well’s Bull Durham Long
Cut yet? If not we want
to tell you that aside from
being pure and made from
the finest leaf, there are
two features about this
Long Cut that you will
appreciate. Two things
that every smoker has
wished for many times.
We don’t need to tell you
what they are for you will
discover them after your
Just see the reasons
for smoking Blackwell’s
Bull Durham Long Cut, —
no drugs,—no adultera
tion, —no nicotine, —the'
best tobacco, —the hand
somest package and these
two features that you have
All we ask is that you
try one package. We
don’t believe you will con
tinue to use our goods un
less they are the best and
we would not throw money
away in asking you to try
a sample package unless
we were conscious that we
claim less rather than more
than the merits of our
Long Cut warrant.
2 O’CLOCK P.M.
TOLD BY TELEGRAPH
The Happenings of the Morning
A hew Rule for Presidential Re
ceptions at the White House.
THE CHICAGO ELEVA TOR
Two Murderers Sentenced to
Swing in the Spring-Time—
An Oid Offender Arrested
I Special to Post-Appeal.
A change at tile White House.
Washington, Feb. 10.—The President
announces that he will receive to-morrow.
He has heretofore taken Saturday as hi
off day, when no visitors are received.
The day has been devoted to his corres
pondence and general executive business.
As both Houses of Congress, as a rule, ad
journ over from Saturday to Monday, and
as Saturday is therefore the day most con.
venient for senators and representatives to
call at the White House, the President has
decided to receive visitors on that day and
take Monday as the day of the week upon
which he will see no one.
Special to Post-Appeal.
The Methodise Book Concern.
Hfce Branch Closed Here Because it is a
Cincinnati, Feb. 10. —The general
book committee of the Methodist Church
m t at the book concern yesterday morning
for the purpose of holding its annual meet
ing. The sessions of the committee are
executive, and the various reports
are held from the public at present.
The reports made yesterday morning were
hi the book agent of New York, and Rev.
Dr. Walden, book agent at Cincinnati.
CouninttetP.—were appointed on salaries,
raising the Episcopal fund and several
other kindred subjects.
The* committee yesterday decided to
abandon the branch at Atlanta. It has
long been a heavy expense on the commit
tee, and the losses incurred in maintaining
it increased steadily.
Special to Post-Apoeal.
A Cowardly Cuban Cur.
The Assault on Clarence M. Barton by A. JI.
Solteldo in Washington.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 10.—A. M.
Solteldo, late managing editor of the Re
publican under W. J. Murtagh, and now
clerk of the Senate committee on railroads,
last night attacked Clarence M. B. Barton,
managing editor of the paper now in his
office. Solteldo, who is a Cuban, tall and
powerfully built, was accompanied by his
younger brother. He presented an article
in which the paper would appear as re
tracting certain charges against him. This
was declined by Barton, whereupon Sol
teldo made a savage and unexpected attack
upon him. Barton was getting the best of
the fight, when the younger Solteldo com
menced firing at him, hitting him three
times, a shot also struck the elder ruffian,
wounding him fatal'y. Barton proceeded
home alone in a carriage, and it is thought
Old Offender Arrested.
Dickson, Tenn., Feb. 9. —Wm. Kirk,
sheriff, arrived in this, place from McEwan,
last night, with W. A. Bethel, changed
with murder and robbery, committed in
Franklin, Tenn., seven or eight years ago.
The prisoner will be carried to Franklin
Col. Cole’s Hoad in Tennessee.
Chattanooga, Feb. 9. —About 500
hands are at work on the railroad being
built between Red Clay and Ooltewah by
the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
raihoid company. It is being pushed vig
orously and will be finished by July. It
will make the distance from Memphis to
Dalton twenty-five miles shorter. The Ex
celsior Coal company is pushing operations
on its extensive coal track below this city,
and is making a large number of entries,
building saw mills, etc. Last week the
gauge on the Atlantic, Tennessee and
Ohio railroad was changed from 4 feet 8%
to 5 feet, to conform with the gauge of the
Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta. The
-distance was forty-eight miles, aid the en
tire work was accomplished in four hours.
The Chicago Grain Fire.
The Insurance $413,000 but the Loss Com
Chicago, Feb. 9.—About 7 o'clock this
morning the employes in Neely’s & Hamil
ton’s grain elevator, on Grove street, south
side, upon trying to enter the building
were driven back by dense volumes of black
smoke, which broke through the doorway.
The alarm was at once sounded, followed
by a second and third, which called out the
entire force of firemen in the city. The
buildings were divided into three sections,
haxing a frontage of 180 feet along the
railway and extending back 160 feet to the
river. The center building is the elevator
proper, and is six stories high and thirty
feet front. East and west of this are two
tbree-story stone buildings used a store
house for the grain. Aboutßo,ooo bushels
of grain were all in the bins, but only 40,-
000 bushels of corn were injured and that
ATLANTA. GEORGIA, FRIDAY EV
greatly by water. The insurance men say
that while the insurance aggregates $413,-
000, the loss is comparatively small, being
only ten to fifteen thousand dollars and that
the building is nearly unharmed. The
friction of the belts started tbe flames and
carelessness of watchmen permitted them
A Virginian Venture Fails.
Alexandria, Va., Feb. 9.—The Alex
andria ship yard was leased some weeks
ago to J P. Agu w & Co., with a proviso
that it may tie purchased by them at any
time within two years for $30,000. The
stockholdeis have recently confirmed the
lease, and it is probable that the “Alexan
dria Marine Railway and Ship Building
Company” will before many mouths pass
out of existence. The company was organ
ized about 1870. It has proven by no
means a financial success, following in le
spect all efi'or.s by incorporated companies
to cany on industrial enterprises here. Its
capital was $29,950, upon which it bought
at low price tbe ship yard of Goodhand &
Thompson, which wasenlaiged, remodelled
and all the late improvements of such es
tablishments added, including a commodi
ous marine railway upon winch the largest
steamers on the river can be hauled up
It has built several large vessels and some
small ones, but most of its work has been
that of repairs of vessels. Business has not,
as a rule, been wanting; but owing to the
want of sufficient paid up stock the compa
ny was obliged to boirow suiue $20,000 at
7' 2 percent interest, and this weight has
p oved to be more than it could carry.
Since 1878 various efforts have been made
to reorganize the company on a new basis,
and many of the .-mailer stockholders sold
out at twenty cents on the dollar. It has.
however, kept the yard open until its trans
fer to a most enterprising gentleman. The
total cost of the property which is to be
sold for $30,000 was some $46,000; but “it
was built in flush times, when everything
was higher than now,” ami there seems to
be every reason to believe that it will be
come a most profitable establishment.
Gen. Gwynn Dead.
Baltimore, Feb. 9. Gen. Walter
Gwynn, who was chief engineer of the
Confederate army, and who directed the
attack on Fort Sumter in 1861, died at the
Carrolton Hotel yesterday in the eightieth
year of his age. Gen. Gwynn was born
in Jefferson county. Va., in 1802; gradua
ted at West P >int in 1822, and was for ten
years a lieutenant of engineers in the
United States army. He resigned in 1832,
and was subsevuently chief engineer on
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad and the
James River and Kanawha canal. He is
well known South, and took an active part
in Southern improvements. He war
stricken with paralysis on Wednesday last,
and died at 10 this morning. He leaves a
wvife and four chi’dren.
.itTtli derers Send T>ee«i.
! Knoxville, Feb. 9.---Milton and Sa.m
iiel Hodges, two negroes who mtirdi red
Jim McFarland last. September, were thi
morning sentenced to be hanged March
24th. When Judge Hall said, “May the
Lord have mercy on your souls,” Milton
Hodges replied, “May he have mercy on
your soul. You will be gone before we will.”
This is the first death sentence passed in
Knoxville in twenty-five years.
A Dakota Disgrace.
Protest by Bondholders Aaginst the Admis
sion of the Territory.
Chicago, Feb. 9.—Some holders of
bonds of Yankton county, Dakota, have
prepared a protest against the admission
of Dakota as a State, which will be for
warded shortly to Washington. The alle
gations therein contained, if true, show a
remarkably bad record for the citizens of
that county. It is set up that, in 1872,
the county issued $200,000 of bonds to aid
the Dakota Southern railroad, under the
act of Congress; that these bonds are
widely distributed; that under the lead of
some of the men now pushing the matter
of Admission at Washington, the county
stopped interest upon these bonds, and
tried to repudiate them, but after several
years of litigation, the United States Su
preme Court, in May, 1880, decided that
they must be paid. Since then, by various
disreputable expedients, aided by the Ter
ritorial Legislature, they have, the bond
holders assert, evaded the payment of the
interest, which now amounts to $150,000.
One expedient was a law permitting
county commissioners to resign immedi
ately by filing a paper. By so resigning,
the commissioners escaped service last
summer, and when the affairs of the county
demanded some attention, new commis
sioners were appointed, early one Monday
morning, who met secretly, transacted
some business and resigned before daylight
to avoid process. This trick was approved
by the voters, who re-elected them, but
they feared to qualify. Finally, two of
them did qualify secretly, transacted some
business, then resigned, leaving the bonds
in statue quo. In view of this condition of
affairs, the bondholders will protest that
Dakota is not ready for self-government,
and that the Federal power, which author
ized the bonds, should protect the holders,
and not encourage repudiation.
A Bombay dispatch say.•: “The Oomra
wutta cotton crop is the largest ever re
The Fenian Tobin, who was convicted at
Leeds, has been sentenced to seven years
The river and harbor billj will, it is
thought, be ready for consideration by the
house about the Ist if April next.
Michael Corcoran, forty years ot age,
was struck and killed by a 400 pound frag
ment of iron in a foundry at Providgnce
The grand jury in Washington have be
gan an inquiry into the alleged straw bond
cases in the post-office department. The
ease commenced with is that of Albert E.
The pulley on an elevator at Wrigley’s
factory in Newark, N. J., broke a few days
ago, and four men were precipitated a dis
tance of forty feet. Two of them are not
expected to recover.
Three unrecognizable dead bodies have
been found in the woods near Lawrence
GENUINE GEM TESTS.
How Paste Diamonds and Coun
terfeit Stones are Told.
The Methods by Which the Public May
Distinguish Between the True,
PAPER NO. IX.
Editor Post-Appeal:—Among the
pithy, laconic paragraphs which abound
daily in your editorial department there
appeared in Wednesday’s edition the fol
. Purchasers of diamonds for speculation or
investment had better watch the development
of the progress of artificial gem making it* Paris.
Ihe art has attained such perfection already
that experts are puzzled.
It is not that experts are puzzled, but
that purchasers misjudge as to who are and
who are not experts. A manufacturing
jewelry house like Tiffany & Co., - Union
Square, N. Y„ or Jaccard * Co., St Louis,
would not retain an expert who cfluld be
deceived in dec ding between real and imi
tative gems an hour. Buyers of dj.imonds
or other gems are deceived'bv believing that
every jeweler or clerk in a jewelry store is
an expert. Jewelers as a general rule de
pend upon the house from which they pur
chase their goods as a guarantee of their
being genuine. I will endeavor fin plain
language to so clearly instinct tllose who
purchase diamonds and other gems that
they cannot be deceived if they make all
the tests I shall give.
The specific gravity of a true diamond is
3.5 (three and five-tenths.) The most de
ceptive imitations, which will deceive fully
two-thirds of the best jewelers; ar.- the col
orless white topav, white sappbir i and zir
con. These three cut glass. Zircon has a
specific gravity of 4.4 sapphire, 4 and
topaz 3.5, same as the diamond, and is
palmed off, when of pure white color, for
the diamond more than any other white
gem. l’he Queen of Portugal owned one
which for a time deceived all the crown
experts. It weighed eleven ounces, and on
the Value of diamond estimates was val
ued at £240,000,000, or $1,200,000,000.
It was finally detected by a Parisian Jew
lapidary, who decided it was v. hits topaz,
lhe test to determine between a true dia
mond and either white topaz, sapphire or
zircon is simple, yet a delicate one. It is
also a certain test between all crystals
which appear in the market as Brazilian
diamond or any other colorless,erystals. It
will not answer for a test tej.weqn true
diamonds and paste but others
which I shall give will. Perforate a card
with a pin or needle. Fix the diamond,
or it suspected colorless Crystal about to be
purchased for one. in a steady position as
‘ii wax. .Look at -t, . bole in
the card. A true diamond will shbw but
ono hole, all the others will show two.
A true diamond retains all its brilliancy
miller water and is al ways cool to tbetouch,
while paste diamonds are not, as they heat
in proportion that the atmosphere is
All first class gems are cool to the
Paste imitations exhibit small air bub
bles under a strong magnifying glass; dia
monds do not.
Breath remains very much longer on
paste than onjtrne stones.
All real gems when rubbed will attract
the pith-ball and retain the power a long
time. Pastes also become electric by rub
bing, but very soon lose their attraction.
Rub a diamond with a piece of flannel
and it will attract the pith-ball, while a
paste thus nibbed will repel it.
It is not easy to look through a diamond
of first water, while imitations readily per
mit objects to be seen through them.
Diamonds lose two-sevenths of their
weight when suspended under water.
Paris brilliants are the most deceptive.
One house employs two hundred and fifty
hands. They are such close imitations
that they can be distinguished only by very
close examination at, the hands of those
well experienced. Their greatest failure is
in hardness. They are scratched by the
file. California diamonds, Cape May,
Irish and Bristol stones are all skilfully cut
crystals of quartz, and can be scratched by
a tile, while a diamond cannot be scratched.
Finally if one is dissatisfied with such
teste as the jeweler offers in a sort of slight
of hand way, have the gem you propose to
purchase unset, place it between two sil
ver dollars or gold or silver coins of any
denomination above a dollar in gold,
place them on the floor and put your whole
weight on them. If either paste or ciys
tals your weight will crush the so-called
gem. If a diamond it will indent itself
in<o the coins, but will not harm the dia
mond. Jewelers who will not allow this
or any other test should be shunned as
swindlers. If business men purchase real
estate to the value of one hundred dollars
and upwards, they insist upon a clearchain
of titles. Yet if purchasing diamonds
or other precious gems they, pay for them
on the word of men who in strict reality
know absolutely nothing about them.
There were many thousand dollars repre
sented in the Exposition buildings in dia
e ond form which were nothing in value
above white topaz; still the crowds won
dered as much over them as if the first
water and color and true value were there.
It is safe to say that three out ts five of
all the diamonds worn in the United States
were purchased at true value diamond
prices are either pastes or imitations.
A man who buys houses and lots on
fictitious titles people say is served right if
cheated by claims of true owners or real
heirs. There are millions of dollars in
vested in this country in false diamonds.
People regard diamonds as so much wealth 1
ami lose the interest on the investment only
for the pleasure of wearing them. When
they must offer them for sale on account
of fortune’s reverses then they learn how
valueless their gems. The very finest
paste—most deceiving—diamonds are made
of the following composition, which, un
fortunately for the purchaser, has the same
specific gravity as tho diamond, namely
3.5: 100 parte pure sand melted, 150
parts pure lead, 30 parts of calcined pot
ash, 10 of calcined borax and;one of arsen
ic. This mixture is kept in a molten
state three days and then slowly cooled.
Each ingredient before usingiis reduced to
a very fine powder. A file will scratch these
as it will the imitation paste rubj-, which
RUARY 10. 1882.
is made of the following composition: strass
one ounce and six drams, glass of anti
mony 37 grains and purple of cassins one
grain. These three ingredients are first
fused and eight parts more of straps added,
when fuse all for thirty hours when cool
and reuielt pieces according to size wanted
by a blow pipe. Another and more simple
way of making false rubies is to melt five
ounces of strass with one ounce of man
False topaz is made by fusing 1,008
grains of strass, 43 grains of gldss of anti
mony and one grain of purple of cassius.
Powder all finely before fusing.
False sapphire is made of eight ounces
of powdered strass and 52 grains of pure
oxide of cobalt.
Fa'se emerald, difficult to detect from
the gei.uine, is made of one pound of strass,
one dram of verdigris, and 15 grains of
c ocus mortis. In another way, take 2,304
grains of strass, 21 grains of green oxide
of copper and one grain of oxide of crome.
Still another imitation is made of an ounce
and a half of finely powdered rock crys
tal, six drams of dry soda, two drams of
■ ry borax, two drams of red lead, one
dram of nitre, twenty grains of red oxide
of iron and ten grains of green carbonate
of copper. *
False carnelian is made of two pounds of
strass, glass of antimony one pound, two
ounces of rouge and one dram of manga
Fire opal defies imitation, and amethysts
are too common to allow margin enough
for the imitator.
Bear in mind that all genuine gems will
bear the roughest handling without injury
Consequently when a dealer cautions you
to “keep hands off,” you purchase of him
only’ to be swindled. Any gem worth buy
ing and wearing is worth being thoroughly
tested. There are tons of gems worn by
the elite of American society for which
full precious stone prices have been paid.
A first class ruby has the color of pure
blood as it flows from an artery. The
deeper the hue of the emerald, the more
valuable it is.
False pearls are made by coating glass
beads, made in pearl shape, with a com
pound made of three ounces of the scales
of the bleak or bay fish, half an ounce of
fine glue, ono ounce of white wax and one
ounce of pulverized alabaster. Powdered
opal is often used to make a paste to cover
glass beads, us also powdered pearl of the
common oyster, soaked in vinegar and
mixed with gum tragacanth. None of
these weigh more than two-thirds of tbe
genuine pearl and are all very brittle. To
test for brittleness throw with force on a
False corals are manufactured of resin
and vermilion; or of marble powder made
into a paste with varnish or soluble glass
and a little isinglass, colored by Chinese
vermilion and moulded. Much of this is
used in settings for cheap jeweby. The
penknife blade drawn across them shows
that they are too soft to be genuine.
Any and all imitations of gold may be
detected by its weight of specific gravity
test. Howell H. Huntoon, M. E.
MARRIED FOR LOVE.
Elopement of Two Society Stars—Wedded in
Some two years ago Mr. George Hoppie
left his home in Baltimore and came to cast
his lot in Atlanta For a young man his
standing in business circles could hardly
have been better. In society his popu’arity
and gallantry among the Indies might well
have been envied by his fellows. He be
came acquainted and fell in love with Miss
Katie Butler, a young lady whose beauty,
accomplishments and splendid social quali
ties justly entitled her to the position she
enjoyed as a belle in Atlanta society.
Their devotion was mutual, and but for the
objections interposed by the fond n other
of Miss Butler Mr. Huppie’s attentions and
visits would have been far more frequent.
They had long since concluded that mar
riage was essential to their happiness, and
no parental efforts or interpositions could
avail to thwart the young people in their
purpose. As if by a preconcerted arrange
ment Miss Butler and Mr. Hoppie both
happened to be out walking yesterday
afternoon, and met on Luckie street. There
was an affectionate greeting, and unwilling
to let so good an opportunity pass, Mr.
“Do you love me, daring, well enough
to leave home and friends and be mine
‘until death us do part?’ ”
“Yes,” she replied, “I am yours hence
“Then come with me,” he continued,
and let’s get married.”
Turning to her maid, who had accom
panied her, Miss Butler bade her to leave
them and go home, while she accompanied
her lover in a stroll toward Peachtree
street. The servant hastened to inform
the young lady’s mother of what she had
witnessed, and the parent set about break
ing up the match.
She could obtain no clue, however, and
soon gave up the search, for her disobedient
Meanwhile Mr. Hoppie procured a mar
riage license, and with his affianetd took
the cars for Conyers, wheie ’‘they twain
were made one flesh” last night. The
happy couple returned to this city to-day,
and will board for the present at 84 Ivy
street. They have received the congratu
lations of many friends, and doubtless the
offended mother has already forgiven and
taken them to her heart. “All’s well that
The Purchase of a New Park.
’] he question of a location for a public
park is a perplexing one. The latest plan
is st sgested by tbe owners of a quantity
of land beyond the barracks, which is to
give the city foriy-five-acres as a donation.
The city requiring one hundred or more
acres, the balance will then be offered for
sale at SI,OOO or $1,500 per acre, making
tbe cost of a park between $75,000 and
SBO,OOO. Public sentiment appears to be
in favor of Ponce deLeon Springs as the
most eligible location, as nature has en
dowed that point with superior attractions
in the matter of water, shade trees, shrub
bery, etc. From indications there will be
various points of competition, and the
settlement of the park question a matter
of much concern with the citizens.
The Government Regulations Regarding their
Within the past iew months there has
been a very general stir among the public
upon the subject of mutilated coins, and
there is a very general misapprehension as
to the government regulationsand the laws
relating to the nuisance. Large numbers
of dollars, half dollars and smaller coins,
having boles bored in thetnjnr having edges
chipped off, are in circul tion, and as a
matter of course they are very hard to dis
pose of. Some time since a New York
firm, anxious to purchase such coin as bul
ion at a price far below its face value,
issued a circular offering to purchase at the
following prices: Dollar pieces, 65 cents;
halves, 39 cents; quarters, 15 cents; dimes,
5 cents; and half dimes, 4 cents. Os
course people readily assented to these
prices, and placards were prepared and
are now to be seen in different parts of
the city, announcing them as having been
‘‘fixed by the government."
The fact is that the Treasury Depart
ment at Washington purchased mutilated
coin by the weight, and not in any such
way as the above-ment'oned notices indi
cate. Silver coin is not worth in bullion
is much as its face represents, and conse
quently the discount on pieces recoined is
about 20 per cent. Heretofore not less
than SIOO worth of mutilated coins were
received at the Treasury Department, the
desire being to avoid the flood of small
amounts which poured in upon the officials.
Frequent inqub ies are made at the mint in
this city, one man to-day writing to know
what price would be paid tor coins having
the “average-sized hole" in them. The
following circular is sent in reply to all
such inquiries, blanks being left for the
date and the value, which sometimes varies:
“Treasury Department, Bureau of
the Mint, Washington, D. C., Jan. 31,
lsß2. —The government has fixed no valua
tion upon mutilated silver com other than
the market value of the silver they contain;
they are purchased at the mints by weight
as bullion, and the value depends upon the
price of silver on the day the coin is re
ceived at the mint.
"At present, the price paid by the mint
at Philadelphia is $1.13 per ounce, fine,
equivalent to $1.17 per ounce standard.
“Horatio C. Burchard,
The law prohibits the mutilation of
coins, but its provisions have never been
enforced. The following from the Revised
Statutes of the United States covers the
"Section 5459. Every person who
fraudulently, by any act, way or means,
defaces, mutilates, impairs, diminishes, fal
sifies, scales or lightens the gold and silver
coins which have been, or which may here
after be, coined at the mints of the United
States, or any foreign gold or silver coins
which are by law made current, or are in
actual use or circu'ation as monev within
the United States, shall be imprisoned not
more than two years and fined not more
STATE NEWS AND GOSSIP.
The residence of Mr. W. N. Maddox was
consumed by fire, which originated in the
stove room, Saturday night. Loss $2,000
The grain crops of Talbot county are re
ported in excellent condition; there was
never a more encouraging prospect at this
Judge J. H. Akin, of the Akin District,
near Griffin, celebrated his birth day at the
age of e : ghty-one a few days since. His
wife is seventy-nine years old.
Henry Carlton, a little son of Hon. H.
H. Carlton, was seriously burned by the
explosion of gun powder with which the
child was playing day before yesterday.
Nora Billingsly, a colored woman living
in Stewart county, was attacked with ver
tigo Sunday, and fell into the fire. She
burned to death before assistance could ar
A recommendation that the Governor of
fer a reward for the apprehension and con
viction of the parties who murdered Dennis
Shea in Sumpter county several years ago
was made by the grand jury of that county
in their general presentments day before
Columbus is jubilant over the prospect of
being lighted soon by electricity. An elec
tric light company has been organized
there and an engine has already been or
dered. The company is composed of six of
the best citizens of the place with a capital
Mr. Charles Oakford Klett, traveling
salesman for the Middletown Silver Plating
Company, Connecticut, died suddenly of
apoplexy at the Rankin House in Columbus
Wednesday night. His remains weie
placed in an elegant casket and forwarded
to his home in Philadelphia.
FACTS FROM FORSYTH.
Forsyth, Feb. 9—Col. W. D. Stone,
who succeeded James H. Turner, Esq., as
Judge of Monroe County Court, presided
yesterday fcr the first time.
Mr. C. A. Gibson was so unfortunate as
to lose his right eye a few days since. It
went suddenly out giving him no pain
whatever, nor indeed any notice of its ca
KU-KLUXING A BOY.
Gainesville Southron: On last Saturday
night, it is said, a deputy marshal of this
city took a negro boy, about fourteen years
old, from the public square to the depot
and back to the foot bridge by the trestle,
where they met two other young men, and
they made the boy strip, and beat him un
mercifully. First with a rubber shoe and
then with a switch, cut at the corner of
Col. Sanders for the purpose. The brave
deputy held a pistol to his head while the
whipping was going on. and afterwards
taking a hand in it himself. The boy was
then taken to the Stringer meat market,
locked in and kept there until Sunday
morning. There are several statements as
to the provocation, but none of them
amounts to anything compared with the
outrage. How long is this thing to be tol
erated in a civilized town? One of the
offenders has been tried for the offense, and
Mayor Banks very properly fined him ten
dollars and cost. Now what is to be done
with the others, l&eoially the peace officer?
It is to be hoped Mayor Banks will get a
clatter at him,
prompted us to-day Io
open a package of Black
well’s Bull Durham
Long Cut put up a year
ago and the tobacco was
as fresh and sweet as if
put up yesterday, so you
may add that to the list of
merits if you choose.
Have you discovered
those two features we men
tioned yesterday? If not it
must be because you for
got to get a package
Somebody is trying tins
Long Cut, just who wo
can’t tell, but we know
some people are investi
gating our claims by the
way the orders are coming
This is exactly the same
tobacco that we use in
Blackwell’s Bull Dur
ham Cigarettes, and is
prepared in exactly the
same way and you know
that means that the Long
Cut is made from the best
leaf tobacco in the world
and is absolutely pure.
The writer overheard
two gentlemen’ talking
about this Long Cut last
evening. Said one "it Iras
the finest flavor of any
tobacco I ever smoked and
I am satisfied it is per
fectly pure.” So there is
one man at least who
agrees with us.
Honestly now, isn’t it a
comfort when epjoyiug a
pleasant, restful smoke to
feel that you are not ab
sorbing any injurious drugs
and are smoking the same
quality of tobacco that a
famous Emperor has pro-*
When we came to this
city to introduce our cig
arettes, some people asked
if we were not afraid they
would’nt sell. We never
had any doubt of success,
for we believed that oir
cigarettes were purer and
better than any others
and we thought, we ha I
only to tell you the hon
est truth to secure your
patronage and now we are
just as confident of grand
success on this Long Cut.
We are the originators
of the famous Durham to
bacco, no one else thought
of manufacturing it until
we had made it a grand
success, and we are now
the largest smoking tobac
co manufacturers in the
world, simply because we
have always given the
public the purest and best
The way Blackwell’s
Bull Durham Cigarettes
are selling is simply as
tonishing and so we take
it for granted that you
appreciate our eflorts to
give you the best.