E. MERTON COULTER
ATHENS. GEORGIA, SUJr*&Y MORMNG. JANUARY 1 1882
OISL DI-HU AM) THE CONFEDERATE
Vlat He know, of Th.«e Mythical pillions.
Geneial Rasil Duke,who had charge
ot the waiton train which conveyed
General Joseph E. Johnsiun’s mythi-
«al *2,500,000 Irani Richmond, be
ing interviewed by a Courier-Jour
nal reporter regaidinp the statement
concerning the Confederate money,
said: ‘When Mr. Davis left Char
lotte. N. C., at the termination of the
armistice between Generals Sherman
and Johnston, ho waa escorted by
five brigades of Confederate cavalry,
f commanded by Geni rals CM,
Ferguson and Vaughn, Colonel W C
P Breckinridge and myeelt. These
brigades were under tile immediate
command of Gen. Breckinridge, al>
though lie wus still secretary of war.
'At Abheviiie, S. C., where we had
balled for sonic iwenty-lour hours. I
received an order iroui Gen Breck
inridge to come immediately to his
lie uhjnariers. This was about 10
o'clock at night. When I reported
to hun lie told me there was about
*500.000 in the railroad depot, which
Mr. Davis desired t' have placed in
-wagons nod hionght on with escort.
I bad not previously heard anything
of lliis money. Gen. Bcekinridgo di-
' reeled me to detail fifty men to tnke
charge aud guard this specie; 10 have
it taken from the cars and loaded in
wagons, and personally superintend
i s removal. 1 ordered the detail,
Hutting, if my memory serves me,
Lieutenant CYloncl SSle-l in command
of it. 1 procured five army wagons
and proceeded to the depot to take
charge ol the specie. I found it in
charge of some fiftten or twenty men
whom I understood were employes
of the Treasury Department. The
gold and silver coiu was packed in
small pine boxes nod in bags, which
looked like shut bags, and in money
lielts. 1 made no attempt to count,
mid could not have dono so in the
time before the escort matched. The
money aud bullion was taken from
the box cars, two in number, if I re.
member rigidly, where I found it Hill
loaded it iii five wagons.
•The night was very d irk, and the
transfer was mado by the fight of a
few tallow candles. The escort marclis
cd a* midnight, accompanied by this
improvised specie train. On the next
morning General Breckinridge or
dered me to strengthen the guard
and take command of it in person. I
requested him to give me a detail of
forty' men from cacti of the five brig
ades of escort under pickl'd officers,
making in ail a guard of two bundled,
preferring a guard so composed to
one seleoltd entirely from my own
brigade. I was in charge of the
treasure some three or four days, un
til we reached Washington, Ga., and
during that lime I kept the entire
guard continually on duty, and was
never nivself absent from the train.
At Savannah river all of the silver
coir, amounting, to the best of my
recollection, to some *105,000, was
paid out to the, troops composing the
escort and to paroled Confederate
eoldiers who weru present. On the
next day, at Washington, by order
of Gen. Breckinridge, 1 turned over
the gold coin, estimated to be about
*800,000, to a gentleman whose name
I have forgotten, who, I think, waa
one of the officers of the Treasury
Department He loaded it in a two
horse ambulance and immediately'set
off with it, accompanied by two or
three men horseback. Whither he
went I don’t know, slid did not in
quire. I at no time communicated
with Mr. Davis regarding the specie,
but received all instructions regard
ing it from Gen. Breckinridge. Mr.
Davis lett Washington after the gold
bad been taken cff. As I have nar
rated, he was accompanied by a small
body of picked men under Gapt. Gin
on Camp'ielt, one of the roost gallant
and efficient offi -era in the Conleder.
ate service. I do not think it nt
all probable—indeed, it seems impos
sible—that Mr. Davis ever saw any
nf the cuin, which, I have told yon,
was placed in an ambulance, lie' was
captured in a very abort tune after be
SILK IN THE SOUTH.
CorrMpondsaeo of the Conrlur J. uraat.
Mkufjiis, Tens., Dec. 1.—In
March last I imported silk worm eggs
direct from Lyons, France, and suc
ceeded in getting the finest quality ol
egg-. I sent some to Mississippi,
Alabama and Arkmsaa and in every
instance they have one and all made
highly profitable crops of silk from
tile ordinary mulberry und the com
mon osage orange leaves
Silk culture in the south can be
carried to the greatest aacueass, owing
to the mind climate aud the long
seasons ut gaud weather. Silk o il-
lure can be managed successfully nod
profitably ia the siiuili in rooms of
all sixes and kind-, so lin y arc dry
and airy. I have sent samples of raw-
silk, grown here in .Memphis by my
self and friends, to Lyons, France,
and llie reports ot it are the highest,
commanding *11 a pound of twelv.
ounces. The French of Lyons and
Marseilles express their, .astonishmuui
when informed that wc have mu)
berry trees in great quantity without
trouble, even whole lorests of them
One person raising silk in the smith
can make as much ns five persons can
with cotton, nuif with an outlay of
only a few dollars in starting.
The New Furniture store.
Me-srs I’atmuo & Bird desire to
call attention to the iaul that they are
offering splendid bargains in furniture,
coffins, buijJk robes etc., at their uew
store on Thbmas Slreet.
Tlieir ppqds arc nil new nod are
bound to viliAse. Special inducements
to eonutr/iterchants. Mr. Zeke Edge
is now with this house and any one de
siring any tiling in the undertaker's
line should call bn him. Remember
the place, lx . oct21-d*w-tf
have at great expense and labor pro
pared an exhibit of silk raised in llie
south fir the Atlanta Exposition, lint
have been delayed in getting it placed
in position, owing to a Severe spall of
A number ol cipitalists of Mem
phis, together with myself, are to cs-
leblisb a filature of silk, also n inoul-
inugo for reeling and preparing the
silk raised in the south lor tile I.ioms
in tile east. To give yorr renders an
idea ol tile silk industry in the United
Slates ntjprescnt, 1 give an article
from a journal devoted to the silk
industry. It says: “No industry has
had more wonderful growth in this
country than the manufacture of
silk. There arc now invested in this
industry about 818,000,000; the total
product of the silk looms annually is
*27,000,000, and them are 18,000
operatives receiving in wages an
nually, *6,000,000 In the town of
Patterson, N. J., there arc thirty two
ailk weaving mills, having 74,000
throwing spindles, 730 power looms,
563 hand-weaving looms, and em
ploying euough people to make a
good sized city. The first silk mil)
was established there in 1840. The
demand for raw silk is so great in
thil country (United Slates) that
most of the raw silk has to be im
ported from France and to be woven
by Hie looms in tins country.”
It you igght to make money—gel
the right to.imiko and sell McBride
& Co’s. Fruit Drier aud Stone Water
Filler, two of the l>esl articles ever
discovered— see them work and be
oouvinced. Ao lvo pushing men c m
make monejTinndling them. Write to
•McBride & Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Poverty often deprives a man of
all spirit aud virtue. It is hard lor
an empty bag to stand upright.
ImporUat Facts fir Ihi' I’uli it'.
The nobbiest and most stylish
yonng men’s bats. Best that have
been in tliia market, are shown at
M. Myeiis k co.
Let ua try to be happy and merry,
and make offers look bright end
cheerful. Be like (he little star that
aaid "1 can’t do much to make this
dark world bright, bat will cheerfully
do the beat I can." Skiff, the jew
eler, will cheerfully do the beat be
can, to givo everybody good bargain a
in jewelry,silvet and plated ware,gold
spectacle-, thimbles gold pens with ■
variety oi other naeful articles.
Skiff, the Jeweler.
Christmas is'near at hand. Only a
lew more days until every Allienim
wili have to open Iii* purse for a pres-
out lor sweytheurt, friend, mother,
lather, siaM-,‘ wife or some of ihe ‘‘lit
tle ones”-^lll want something nine,
appropriate and they want a bargain
when ihey'Luy. To get nil ol these
kind reader, you must cal! on J, If.
Hugging. All are puzzled to know
what to buy; so with your consent we
A FEW OP THE USEFUL TIIIXOS
to he found ut J. H. Huggins:
Triple plate silver ware, embracing
ca-tot's tea ami tablespoons, knives
and forks, butter knives also a
full linn of medium grade table cut
lery, If from among these you should
not be suited,
WK WOULD ASK YOU TO LOOK
through that beautiful line of cham
ber -eta—fifteen vuriolies—Fretcli
and English china teasels, tin sets,
and c aning down to the more hninuly,
WK WOULD INVITi; AN INSPECTION
of the mort beautiful lino of lumps
ever shown in this market. Glass,
ware of every description — Frosted
nnd cut glass, fruit, cake and preserve
stands, goblets, champagnes, wine,
COMING DOWN TO WIIAT WE CALL OR
but for which we claim usefulness
also, we would ask you to look
through that fine display of vases,
toilet sets, motto mugs, motto oups
and saucers, mustache cups, inkstands,
cigar stands, cigar lighters, toy plates,
etc; A beautilul line ot majolica
ware, comprising pickles, fiuit bas
kets, cake stands, pitchers, etc.
SOMETHING NEW UNDEH THE SUN.
In the introduction ia this market
of the ‘Japanese Bamboo Goods,’ by
J H Huggins, which will bo on exhi
bition by the 15th innl, all searching
something new, nobby, nnd beautiful
will find it in these goods. 25 varie
ties, such ns cylinder vases, otto
cones, Gypsy baskets, Jewel cups, oi-
gtr cases, cash boxes, fruit dishes,
wall pockets, comb and brush pockets,
slipper pockets, lunch baskets, nnd
other new am) nobby tricke, combin
ing oddity, uniqnenesa and useful
ness. Three tilings wc work ton To
give the prettiest goods, the best
goods and the lowest priecs. The
liberal patronage of the per pie ol
Athens and vicinity is evidence of
our success to please, and onr aim is
to continue to work for and merit
READY FORKING FROST.
M. MYERS & CO.,
Would aunouuce that they havejust received * full line of
Black & Colored Cashmeres,
and Fancy Dress Goods,
|In New Designs. Full Lineg »tj
Blankets, (Quilts, Balmorals and Shawls.
r A coinplctl lino ot,
WOOLEN I UNDERWEAR-
J |A new lot of
MEN’S NOBBY HATS.
MEN’S, LADIES', AND CHILDREN’S RUBBERS.
SHOES, SHOES, SHOES,
OF Abb KINDS- HANDSOME STOCK OF
CLOTHUSm & OVERCOATS'
Co no and boo ns and he con ringed. Respectfully,
Mi. MITERS db oo.
COLLEGE AVENUE, ATHENS, GA.
$500 REWARD $500
All llie ladiea are specially invited
to call and examine J. H. Huggins’
stock ot lancy liouse-turnishfug goods.
I receive Oigans diivct from factory at (lie lowest wh>ic.i»le cash price >,and defy any out to
chow up n more complete assortment than I have now on hand. Any one that cures to buy an V
Organ ot the world's bent make, aud eau buy one on enhier and better tonus than I ofler.I will pay *
the above mini. C!1A£ II- 5MIT1I, Athens, Go. ^
20 Of The Finest Specimens 20
Just received of the famous Esley Organs from $45 up to $ ’00. Come and see onr now stylo 2*1
Harmonic • >rgau. Thu handsomest ouse undjtho sweetest pipe-like tone of suy|organ the world
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new attractions from their presence. The aim is to meet every demand with something exactly*
suited to it in diameter and execution, which shall cotnoino utility and attractiveness, and at
onoo commend thomsolvos as flttod alike to add to tlio attraction «f tho ptiblio auditorium, or
grace the private boudoir, and ovary homo ahrinu, however humble.
OIxristsMis Gifts X QXuristnass X
Buy an Organ foryourseU, your daughter, your emsinjor your aunt, cheap, chojp. cheap- *■„
cash. Como to Huunicatt Hall and see for yourself. _ . -j
And all kinds of Musical Maehandisc.
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Remember Ilimnicutt Hall, over Ohaa Aetna clothing establishment. Ohm. H Smith, Agent. 1
Thomas, Richter & Co.,
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SO Whitehall Street,
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