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Volume LVI. I swtmb/kewbdkb “ dl M8i9:lcoi)soi,ipATCp i 8 72 MilledgeVille, Ga., April 6. 1886. THE UNION k RECORDER, Published Weeklyin Milled^evllle,Ga., BY BARNES <Sc MOORE. TRUUH.—One dollar ^“o-^evenff-fl^e cents.— ldvance. Six rao r n , t f h not p a ui in advance. Two dollars a ytar If n c p M gMYTHE.are en- Thp H*»rvices of COL. jamko iraeed as General Assistant oUT HERS K The‘ FBPKftALUMO> AuJ?ustlet , 1872, KECORDER'’ "’‘-‘j’* itaForty-Th 1rd Volume and HI Recorder”*^its Fifty-Third Volume. THIS PAPER N l \v YOKK. THE HEAVENS. How wonderful the great voids of rhe heavens! those' interminable -paces between planets and suns, and oetween suns and suns how vast, how incomprehensible their solitudes; The mind is lost in wonder at the im mensity of space! If nature abhors a vacuum, what relieves those Im measurable Saharas of void ? If the mind can people vacancy, what crea tures will it place within them? Im mense aerial monsters, with bodies as large as our moon, and wings that would lap half the circumference of o U r globe? or with the disembodied spirits of the myriads who have lived in God’s immeasurable -worlds, or with the angel hosts, who make them the fields of their pastime and the abodes of inconceivable bliss? Can aU ght exhibit more sensibly than this, the greatness of God and the weak ness of man! We look upon the heavens as an expanse of wonders, upon the stars as a jewelled cluster of miracles! There are myriads of suns and worlds in God's unending uni verse. Were we to add to the figure y, figures of 9 long enough to encircle the earth, it would not compute the suns and worlds in the immense re gions of omnipotent Power. Our earth Is a grain of sand in the compu tation of God’s creations. To us it is a pleasure to look upon the sky paint ed with cloud and sunshine, and yet, if man had the vision to follow the pathways of suns and worlds, his eye would follow the vaulted sky through archipelagoes of island-lights glowing in silent beauty forever and ever, if he could live forever, and never reach the end. Hueh is God's universe and such the insignificance of man. What wonders, what treasures sleep in this mysterious and never ending uni verse, with its countless myriads of be ings! On this earth we have a billion and a half of human beings. In the universe there doubtless exist count less myriads of beings who could not find standing room .upon billions of such worlds as we inhabit. In all these worlds, held in the eternal clasp of the great Jehoyah, with their voi ded thunders, their burning suns, and terrific winds; they move with inva riable regularity and harmony at the bidding of their Omnipotent Creator! The mockery of mortal pomp, on this little globe, sinks into insignificance in the contemplation of this mighty uni verse of mysterious works and* won ders! Sam Small Gives up Tobacco. Chicago March 24.—In his sermon last night Sam Jones said: “My good friends say tobacco is a sin, and there fore I am happy to announce that be fore breakfast on Sunday morning brother Small threw his tobacco into the fire. I said to him, ‘Have you quit to stay?” ‘Yes’ said he. Says I, ‘Old fellow, tell me why, won't you ?” ‘Well,’ he said, ‘Brother Jones, I didn’t quit it because I believed it was a sin; but they kept after me until I got resentful, and I said I won’t per petuate anything in my mind that will make me resentful to ward people, and I have given it up forever.” In our judgment Mr. Small was wrong. In giving up tobacco, he en couraged ignorant and over-righteous people in Chicago in pronouncing the habit a sin, while they have no war rant for it in the scriptures and indeed bring themselves under the curse pro nounced in the last chapter in the Bi ble on just such jjeople.—Ed. U. & R. The 1 eal estate in Atlanta was as sessed last year at $21,000,000, and tins year it is assessed at $22 500 000 l ive hundred thousaud dollars of this is credited to new buildings and W provements. The increase of a mil lion dollars is a shade under 10 per vent on the property touched. Some of it is raised more than 10 per cent. Collie of it is raised less than 10 per vent, but nearly all of it has been raised in some degree. The assessors louiul half a million of improvements without any difficulty. -dr. John Fielder, of Spartanburg, ^°unty, wa* born in 1780, and is con- • fluently one hundred and six years G age. J OUR AUGUSTA LETTER. August, Ga,, March 27th, 1886. Editors Union ■& Recorder : Tidings have already reached us that the gre&t prohibition fight in old Baldwin has been lost. I have no doubt that the good people of your county will continue the Avar against the actfursed traffic, and that the next battle will be a decisive one for the prohibitionists. The course pursued by your paper during the heated con test has been highly praifced by its many readers in Augusta. Your arti cles were fair, and your criticisms just. You fought not against the men en gaged in the traffic, but against the traffic- itself. And right here let me say, I doubt if any weekly p&per has a wider circulation in our city than the Union & Recorder! It has found its Avay into many homes, can be seen upon scores of counters, and is read by all classes of our citizens. And why should it not be ? It is pub lished at;the old capital of Georgia, where so’ many of their grand-sires illustrated old Richmond in the halls of legislation; it is ably edited, and true to tha principles of our grand Democracy! Colonel Sinythe is doing good work jfor 'your excellent paper, and your correspondent hopes to see the time widen oqr merchants gener ally will a\'ail themselves of its adver tising columns. Last Monday night a meeting of cit izens favoring the Blair Educational Bill, was held at Mdrket Hall. The meeting was composed almost alto gether of colored persons—men and women—with a few prominent Avhite citizens occupying the stage. Mayor May presided. ■' A resolution endors ing this bill Avas offered by J. H. Ly ons, the colored lawyer, and speeches in faA r or of the same were made by Hon. Jno. S. Davidson, Hon. Patrick Walsh, Prof. Wright, Bishop Holsey, and Rev. W. J. White, the last three being recognized leaders of the color ed people.* The resolution was, of course, adopted. The white people of Augusta are divided in their opinions concerning this bill, while the colored people are united for it. The Chronicle is advo cating its passage, and the Evening News is bitterly opposed to it. I be lieve that if the question should be submitted to the voters of Augusta, the bill would be passed by a large majority. The new Telfair Building has been well filled this Aveek to hear Dr. Lips comb's lectures on Shakespeare. His subjects Avere ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Hamlet 1 , and ‘The Merchant of Venice.” Each lecture Avas a • literary gem—replete Avith grand ideas, pure diction, and superb rhetoric. The only dnvw-back to the entire course was the Doctor’s feebleness of health. He has just re- eo\ T ered from a protracted spell of sickness, find Avas compelled to deliver parts of his lectures Avhile seated. Through the efforts of the Havne Cir cle many tickets Avere sold, and the Library Association has thereby real ized a snug sum. A telegram reached Augusta this morning from LoAvmoor, Ya., notify ing Mayor May that Preston Valen tine, the suspected murderer of old man Vales, the night watchman at the Street Car Stables, had been ar rested. This murder occurred about eighteen months ago, and is doubtless remembered by most of your readers. Mr. Vales was a faithful employee of the St. Car Company. On, the night of the inurde’r he Avas on Iris rounds, and had just entered one of the office rooms to record the time, when he was dealt the deadly blow by the hand. of his murderer. Kerosene oil was pour ed over his body and set on fire, and the drawer Avas robbed of about $39.00. The life blood oozing from the wound must haA r e put out the fire, which did no more damage to the property than to char the wood in patches around the dead man's body. Suspicion rest ed upon Valentine, who was seen with about $6.00 in nickles, and who acted strangely when talking about the murder. An effort Avas made to ar rest him, but on seeing a policeman approach he gave “leg bail,” and has not been heard of until Capt. Purcell, who has been on his trail for months, informed Mayor May of his capture. He will reach Augusta to-morrow night. Last evening’s seivices closed the protracted meetings at the First Bap tist church. Rev. H. M. Wharton has Avon the hearts of the entire commu nity, regardless of denominations. One cannot fail to be attracted by his gentle manner, his musical A r oice, and his eloquent preaching. He has been the means of adding thirty-two souls to this church, and several to other denominations. A marked feature during these reAuval services was the attendance of our Chinese residents, who came in large numbers, and paid strict attention to the preacher. To morrow night, about twenty-six can didates will be baptized by Dr. Bur rows, the beloved pastor of this church. Gen. Evans, the pastor of St. James Methodist church began a series of meetings in his church last night. They will continue throughout the week. 1 had the pleasure a few days since of examining some magnificent dia monds just received by Mr. John H. Fearv, Avliose advertisement appears in your columns. Mr. F. is one of the most experienced opticians in the South, and is a practical jeweler and engraver. He is reliable in every sense : his word is his bond. _ Base Ball has opened in Augusta. Our club has been playing Avith some Northern League \*isitors, and has Number 39. downed one of them—the Louisvilles. I o-day they play with the Detroits. Every school has its club, and every boy is an amateur manager. The ladies of the Memorial Associ ation are getting r eady for the deco ration of our- Soldiers’ graves on the 26th prox. This day should neyer be forgotten by the rising generation. Of all holidays this should be the most sacred to e\ r ery Georgian’s heart. It is to the pride of our city that one can say that the 26th of April is more generally observed than any other public day. Long may it be so. Houghton. SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY. Under the act passed by the last general assembly to establish a tech nological school as a branch of the State. University, the governor has appointed the following board of com missioners for said school to-AVit: E. R. Hodgson, of Clark; S. M. Inman, of Fulton; O. S. Porter, of Newton; N. E. Harris, of Bibb; Columbus Heard, of Greene. Upon this board is imposed the re sponsibility of locating the school “within or near to the corporate lim its of that city or.toAvn in the .state which shall offe£ the best induce ments for suclvjocation, in thj opin ion of jsaid commission.” They, are to have, in selecting the location; “due regard to the appropriateness,* eligibil ity and healthfulness of the surround ings, as Avell as to any offer or dona tion of value that may be made to se cure the said school.” This opens up to eyery town in the state, noted for healthfulness,‘that wants this school, an opportunity to bid for it. This is ore of the few im portant measures passed by our late general assembly and it is to be hoped that notwithstanding the gravity of the responsibility involved in the same, that the commissioners will pro ceed at once to take in the field, and, having done so, locate the school where it will ' develops the greatest gbodfto the people of the whole state, since in the language of the statute “The selection once made shall be final.” We may be mistaken in our judgment, but we have long been an advocate of training children practi cally while in school; and owing to our present outlook and surround ings we are, if possible more decided than ever, in our opinion, that a tech nological school well organized, well equipped and properly managed, is one of the great needs of the period. Many toAvns would doubtless be glad to have this school located in their midst; but all preference for localities should bend to the general interest and doubtless the efficient board of commissioners in locating it, will look at the question from this stand point.—Monroe Advertiser. Sam Jones Reforms. Chicago, March 30.—While the two Sams haA'e been trying to do some thing for Chicago in a moral way, Chi cago has done something for the two Sams. A fortnight ago Sam Small publicly announced that he Avould smoke no more cigarettes, a form of vice which had subjected him to a good deal of criticism. But Sam Jones continued*to smoke his corncob pipe and chew his navy twist. To night, however, at the end of his ser mon, Sam Jones renounced tobacco in every form amid applause greater than has marked any of his much ap plauded sermons. After remarking that he consecrated himself to God thirteen years ago, Mr. Jones said: “Down in my country I have neA r er been in a soul’s way that I knoAV of. In a hundred different instances I ha\ r e been notified that a habit that I am given to is a stumbling block to souls in this city, and I want to say to this congregation to-night, from this day till we meet up in heaA^en you can tell the Avorldthat Sam Jones has got no habit that is a stumbling block to anybody. For your prayers and your sympathy I am grateful, and if I don’t do any good in Chicago, let Chicago thank God Almighty she has done the poor little pale Southern preacher some good for the balance of hia life.” Queer Aquarium. Macon, March 24.—[Special.]—Sev eral years ago a large, fire cistern was constructed in East Macon. It was not made of brick, but the walls Avere of plank. The cistern Avas fed by an ever-flowing spring at the foot of the hill, and as there were never any fires over there it was seldom used. Two years ago A. A. Subers and others placed a small alligator, a young turtle, and several catfish therein. Recently Messrs. Jones and Cutter have been improving the prop erty, and yesterday workmen began filling the old cistern. The alligator has groAvn to between five and six feet in length, the turtle Aveighs thirty pounds, and catfish have grown to a large size. As an aquarium the old cistern was certainlv a success.—Constitution. How to Treat Tasteless Early Apples.—Take four pounds of ap ples (weigh them after they are peel ed), two pounds of sugar, half an ounce of cinnamon in the stick, one quarter of an ounce of clo\'es and one. pint of vinegar; let the vinegar, spices and sugar come to a boil; then put in the Avhole apples and cook them until they are so tender that a broom splint Avill pierce them easily. For The Inter Ocean. HIS XOTHE&’S SONGS. rr ana. ■. v. wilios. Beneath the hot mid a urn me r sun, The men bed marched all day; And now beside a rippling stream, Cpon the grass they lay. Tiring of games and idle jests, As sweptYfie hours along; They called to one who mused apart, “Come, friend, give us a song.” “1 fear I cannot please, he said, “The only songs I know. Are those my mother used to sing For me long years ago.” “Sing one of those,” a rough voice cried, “There’s none but true men here, To every mother's sou of us A mother's songs are dear.” Then sweetly rose the singer’s voice Amid unwonted calm. “Api I a soldier of the Cross, A follower of the Lamb.” “And shall I fear to own His cause—” The very stream was stilled, And hearts that never throbbed with fear With tender thoughts were filled. Ended the song: the singer said, As to his feet he rose “Tlifnks to you all. my friends, good night, God grant us sweet repose.” “Sing ui one more," tlie Captain begged, The soldier bent his bead, fhea glancing ’round, with smiling lipa, ■■You'll join with me," he said. “We'll sing this op] familiar air, Sweet as the bugle call, ‘All hall the power of Jesus’ name, Let angels prostrate fall.’ ” Ah, wondrous was the old tune’s spell As on the singer sang; Man after man fell Into line, And loud the voices rang, The songs are done, the camp is still, Naught but the stream is heard; But ah, the depths of every soul By those old hymns are stirred. % And up from many a bearded lip, In whispers soft and low, Rises th^prayer the mother taught The bdflong years*#go. A LITTLE GENTLEMAN. ' Youth’s Companion. It was a hot, dusty day that I first saw the little gentleman I am going to tell you about. To us-who were being borne city ward in the swift flying express train, it seemed as if there was not a breath of air stirring. All the windotvs were open, vet no cool and refreshing breeze c$tne in to make our journey more end*c*ibte. The car seemed to condense the heat on its shinihg surface, and radi ate it through its interior, and Ave felt as I imagine a turky must, if he were alive, Avhen lie is put in one of the old fashioned, shed-like ovens our grand mothers still loA'e to use once in a while, just for the sake of the good old days. We went often from our uncomfort able seats to the water tank, but all the Avater we drank could not keep out the heat that seemed to make the air vibrate about us, as you can see it on hot days on a stubble field. The train boy brought in fans to sell by the armful, and we all patron ized him. For a little while we stir red the stagnant air A'igorously with them. The exertion of using them became too great, and they were dropped idly in the seats, and Ave sat and sweltered. The train stopped at a little coun try station, and a woman with a child came into the car. The Avoman Avas a pale, tired looking creature, and the child, a boy, Avas one of those tireless, uneasy urchins, who want to be al- Avays on the move. The lady sat doAvn wearily and lift ed the boy to a seat beside her with a look that said she hoped he might go to sleep soon. But nothing was furth er from his thoughts just then than nap. He climbed up beside his moth er, and insisted on standing at the Avindow Avith his head out of it, thus obliging her to hold on to him. “Please, Freddy, sit down by mam ma,” she said. “You’re such a big fellow that it's hard work to hold on to you and mamma is very tired. Won’t you, dear? “I want to look out and see things.” answered Freddy, too young and full of spirits to understand how any one could be tired. His mother gave a long sigh, as if she saAV that she must submit to the inevitable. “Won’t you come here and look out of my window?” I asked, thinking I was better able to keep the boy out of mischief than his mother Avas. Freddy looked at me for a moment critically then shook his head. “I’ll stay with mamma,” he said. “I’m much obliged to you for pro posing to take him off "my hands,” she said. “I have a A T ery bad head ache. and have tried get to him to sleep but he persists in keeping Avide a- wake.” I had not noticed the little gentle man Avho sat opposite, before. I think he had come into the train at the same station at Avliichthe Avoman did. “Perhaps the little boy'll let me take care of him,” he said, pleasantly. “’Won't you, Freddy?" Freddy looked him over for a mo ment, and got down from the window and walked across the aisle to him. “Yes, I A stay with you," he said, and allowed himself to be lifted into the little gentleman’s seat. “You look as if you Avere almost tired out," the boy said to Freddy’s mother. “If you could sleep, it would rest you, I’m sure. I’ll see to this little fellow for you.” “Thank you! you are very kind,” the weary woman answered, with a sigh, “but he’s too big a fellow for a little boy to care for.” “Oh no, ma’am, I can get along with him well enough,” answered the little fellow bravely. “You go to sleep if you can and don’t worry a- bout Freddy and me. If you’ll let me, I’ll take him to the other end of the car, where his talking won’t be so likely to disturb you.” “I'm not afraid to trust you with him,” she answered, for the manly look on the lad’s face gave full assu rance and trustworthiness. “If you are sure he Avon’t be too much trouble to you” “I’ll risk that,” answered the little gentleman. “Come Freddy,” and taking hold of the boy’s hand, he led him to the other end of the car, and the tired mother lay back in the seat and closed her eyes. Freddy had wants by the dozen, and his self-constituted guardian at tended to them patiently. By and by there were signs of a lull in the de mand on his attention, and with ready tact he proposed to tell stories if the other would listen, and Freddy allow ed himself to be coaxed into a reclin ing attitude. Then the story telling began, and before the first story end ed, Freddy was asleep. “I Avas sure I could get him to sleep,” said the little gentleman to me, Avith a twinkle in his bright eyes. “I know just the sleepy kind of stories it needs, you see.” Then he made a pillow for- Freddy’s head, and laid him down as carefully as the boy’s mother could. When that Avas done, he came to her and asked if he should not get her some water. The tank had been filled at the last station. “It will be cool, may be,” he said. “I don’t like to be so much trouble to you,” she answered. “You are very kind; I can’t tell how much I thank you.” “It isn’t worth speaking of, mam,” he said cheerily. “If my mother was in your place, I would like to have some one help her, I am sure,” and away he went to the tank, and came back with a brimming cup of water. She took it with a smile of gratitude poured some upon her handkerchief, and bathed her head. “That makes it feel better,” she said. “I’m sure your mother Avould be glad to knoAV how kind you are to me.” “She ahvays told me to help other folks, if I could,” he answered. “I like to. Some time I may Avant some one to help me, you know.” Then he Avent back te Freddy, and sat by him AA'hile he slept. The sleep was not a long one, and Avhen the boy awoke he was as full of spirits as healthy boys of three or four years usually are. But, the little gentleman’s fund of amusement seemed equal to the de mand, and Freddy was in no hurry to go to his mother. By and by the train stopped, and the conductor called: “Fifteen minu tes for refreshments.” “Will vou sit here Avhile I,in gone, if I’ll bring you an apple?” asked the little gentleman of Freddy. “Yes, I will,” answered Freddy. Then the little gentleman Avent out, and presently he came back with something wrapped in a paper, and a cup of steaming, fragrant tea. “If you drink this, ma’am, I think it will make your head feel better,” he said, “Mother says a cup of tea does her more good, when she has a head-ache, than anything else.” “You are the kindest, most thought ful little gentleman I have eA T er met?” she said, as she took the tea. I smil ed. She had hit upon the same title for him that I had been giving him. “And here are some sandwiches,” he said, opening the paper. “I’ve got one, and an apple for Free- dy.” When she drank the tea, he carried the cup back. “It does make me feel better,” she said to me. “The boy’s kindnessgave it a flaA T or that makes it an agreeable medicine. What a fine, manly, little fellow he is! I hope my boy will be like him.” The little gentleman heard that, and I could see Avhat a glad look came into his face. He had done a kindly deed, and her Avords of appreciation pleased him, as it always pleases all of us to know that those whom we help are grateful for our kindness. I saw my little gentleman perform more acts of kindness, that long afternon, than I have time to tell you about now. Every thing he did was done in a quiet, unobtrusive way that showed it was done from instincts of true gentlemanliuess and not from a desire to impress a sense of his helpfulness upon those he was at tentive to. It was after dark Avhen the Avoman and her child reached the stopping place. When she prepared to leave the car, he helped her to gather her wraps and bundjps to gether, and shouldered the sleepy Freddy to carry him for her to the platform. I followed them to the car door. • “You have been very kind tome, she said, as she ga\'e him her hand at parting, "X might tell you that I thank vou, but you wouldn't know from the words how grateful I feel." Then she stooped down and kissed him. “Here,' 5 she added, putting some thing in his hand. "I Avant you to get a book Avith this and write in jC ‘From Freddy and his mother, with kindly thoughts for their little friend, and Avhen you see the book you will help us, and the remembrance of it will help you. Good bye, my little gentleman! ’ and she bent and kissed him again, and they parted. It pays to be a gentleman. If a boy “ n °J » gentleman by instinct he should aim to make himself one bv habit, and when he succeeds in win- ning the title of a little gentleman from those he comes in contact with he should be proud of it. H e has a right to be. Life at Andersonville. From the Americus (Ga.) Republican. We read recently a letter from an Illinois man Avho had visited Americus not a great while ago, and who Avasat ‘onetime a prisoner at Andersonville. In this letter (written to a lady in this city) lie said that the prisoners at Andersonville were treated just as kindly as they could be, and that Col. Wirtz did nothing but his duty as an officer, and did not merit the doom meted out to him. This gentleman was a good Presbyterian who had en joyed his share o*f good and evil for three score years and more and was willing for the truth’s sake to speak the truth. He Avas delighted Avith our people and our climate, and in this letter he begged that the lady send him a flower from her garden to show in his far off Western home the beau ties of the sunny South. Another Sam Jones. Edgar M. Forrest, a reformed gam bler, who is becoming famous as an evangelist in western Missouri and Kansas, formerly lived at Lewisburg, Pa., where his father Avas postmas ter for sixteen years. He says that about six months ago he was running a game in Parsons, Kans., and one night while dealing, being then sever al hundred dollars ahead of the game, he felt as though a hand was laid on his shoulder, and heard a \mice say ing: “Stop!” He threw all his earn ings on the table and exclaimed, “Right here I quit!” He went to work the next day exhorting the drunkards and gamblers to follow his exam ple. Try Now to Catch Fortune’s Fleeing Steps. It makes no difference Avliat hap pens elsewhere, the Monthly Grand Drawings of The Louisiana State Lottery occur as announced, on the sec ond Tuesday of each month at noon, in New Orleans, La., personally super intended by Gen'ls. G. T. Beauregard of La., and Jubal A. Early, of Va. The next, the 101st Monthly Drawing, Avill come off on April 13th,*1886, and any information can be had on ap plication to M. A. Dauphin, New ()r- leans, La. -O- ♦ The Pension Obtained.—Judge Thadeus Holt, father of the late .J udge T. G, Holt, was a veteran of the war of 1812, he having served with Gener al Thomas and General Floyd against the Indians in Florida when they were induced to rise by the British in 1813. He Avent to Florida from Mil- ledge\ T ille, in a company commanded by General Thomas, Avho was then a Captain. Judge Holt served on Gen eral Thomas’ staff as adjutant. For a number of years, Judge Holt's widow attempted to obtain a pension from the United States government but owing to the loss of records, she could not establish his participation in the Avar in Florida. Her friends in terested themselves in her behalf, but without aA r ail. Some time ago. Mrs. Holt found in a copy of the Milledgeville Recorder, published in 1813, an account of the formation of the company which General Thomas commanded. Judge Holt’s name appeared in the compa ny’s roster. Mrs. Holt sent the paper to Washington, and the government decided to allow her a pension of twelve dollars per month. She will probably obtain the arrearages also, amounting to fifteen hundred dollars. It was through Hon. L. l^. C. Lamar that the pension Avas obtained.—Ma con Telegraph. State Teachers’ Association at Savannah.—The twentieth annual meeting of the State Teachers’ Asso ciation will be held at Savannah on the 4th, 5th and 6th of May next. The indications are that the occasion will be one of unusual interest and the at tendance exceptionally large. The programme embraces addresses and papers by the following distinguished personages; Governor McDaniel; Dr. I. S. Hopkins, of Emory college; Pro fessor Barrow, of thfe State Universi ty; Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodge, editor of St. Nicholas; Mrs. R. D. Ricord: Dr. E. Dorman Steel; Dr. G. B. Strickler; Dr. Venable, of the University of Vir ginia; Prof. LeConte Stevens, of Brooklyn; Professor Derry, of the Wesleyan college, at Macon; Col. Moody, of Columbus; Professor Bass, of Atlanta; Professor Gounon, of c\mericus, and others. Mr. John Terry, of Edgefield coun ty, is 93 years, of age, having been born in 1792, and notwithstanding his great age, he frequently Avorks from sunrise to sunset. Mr. Terry is quite intelligent and remembers well the days of indigo and tobacco raising in thi3 country, long before cotton was the staple crop, or even the cotton gin invented. LaCrosse, Wis.? March 29.—A gen eral snow storm set in OA r er this sec tion yesterday and six inches of snow had fallen up*to midnight.