E. MERTON COULTER
Deab Banner 'A white new
year, and a sure sign of lull grave,
yard.,' Bay tne superstitious onus. ‘If
we have company to day we will have
It all the year.’ ‘Hope no lady will
come, as we will have no luck with
chickens’ ‘if a lady calls.” We hail
the uew year with thanklul hearts
that we are In the enjoyment ol
health and prosperity, that thcra is
no suffering from want or destitution
in our midst and that the future is
full of promise and plenty if we
are true to ourselves and the vast ag
ricultural interests of the country,
A WEDDING IN HIGH LIFE
Is booked to come off in Jefferson
this week. If true. Jefferson will
iose one of her most beautiful and ac
complished young ladies.
For years Jefferson has been fa
mous tor ihe number aud intelligence
of her widows. On Christmas morn,
ing Mr. J Randolph led one (Mrs.
Julia D Lamar,) to Hymen’s altar at
the Presbyterian church, the Rev. J
C Grow officiating.
Mr. Randolph was a young wid
ower and the only one vte believe in
Jefferson. There are iilteen widows
yet, that would be an honor to any
community. They represent the
three churches here, and the wealth
‘Ttllt NEW PREACHER.'
Notwithstanding the extreme cold
day, Methodists, BaplislB and Pres
byterians, turned out on new year’a
day to hear Dr. Bradley preach, and
we wete never more agreeably sure
prised and delighted, than while list,
ening to the deeply solemn truths that
he preached to saint and sitiuer. It
was just one of that kind ot sermons
we like to hear—the simple story of
the cross, and of its blessed results,
that warms up our frozen feelings,and
gives us a glimpse of Heaven and
immortal things. He grew truly elo
quent while alluding to the Christian
spirit manifested by the fond mother,
as she kisses her darling boy for the
last time, in the cold embrace of
death, with the confident hope of
meeting him beyond tie 'Shining
Wo believe auph sermons do more
good than all the scolding, or Isult
finding ones, that can be preaohed.
We heartily congratulate our Meth
odist friends upon theirgood luck and
hope their tchurch may he largely
We are truly sorry that Athens
has gone into winter quarters on our
railroad connection, but have this
comforting thought, that we oau build
up a 'classic city’ of our own,draw on
the Gate City for supplies, on Dah .
(ouega tor gold dust, to buy cotton
with, and Gainesville (or all the chick
ens we need.
1 IIALLOON’ OUT AT SEA.
From tho Pull Mall Gazette.
The government balloon Saladin,
which ascended from Bath on Satur
day, lias been carried out to sea, and
serious apprehensions are entertained
for the safety ol Mr. Walter Powell,
who was with it.. The balloon was
in charge ot Captain Templar, R. £.,
who was accompanied by Mr. Powell
nod Mr. Gardner, son’of the late
member for Cheltenham. It ascended
at Hath about midday, and, crossing
over Somerset to Ereter, proceeded
to tho neighborhood ot Bridport,
Dorset. The aeronauts continued
their course till near Eype, about
mile west of Uridport, and withiu
half a mile of the sea, when, about
five o’clock, finding they were rapid
ly driftingly seaward, they attempted
to descend. The balloon came down
with great rapidity and struck the
around with much violence. Mr.
Gardner _and Captain Templar were
thrown out oi tile car, the tonner sus
taining a fracture of the leg and the
latter being cut and bruised. Mr.
Powell was left in the car. Captain
Templar retained his hold of the
valve line which he found was being
pulled through his hands. Ho called
to Mr. Powell, who was standing in
the oar, to come down the line, but in
a tew seconds it was torn through his
hands aud the balloon rose rapidly
and drilling out to tea. A spectator
who witnessed the occurrence says
that during the few minutes that he
remained visible Mr. Powell, with his
arms above his head, appeared to be
working the a'opes. Darkness speedily
came on and the balloon was lost to
view; but some witnesses affirm that
they saw it strike the water about
two miles tram the shore.
Boats immediately put off from
Bridport and a steamer was promptly
dispatched from Weymouth, but no
trace of the balloon or ot Mr. Powell
was found. Toe search has been
actively continued each day with no
more successful result. The admiralty
ind the meteorological department
have also instituted inquiries, but no
tidings of tile missing aeronaut hare
been received. It was at first
thought that it might have descended
in the Channel Ialands or on tho
French coast, but such has not bceu
proved to he the case, and almost tho
only hope now remaining is that Mr.
Powell may have been rescued by an
outward hound vessel. His relatives
have offered a reward of £'200 for the
recovery of the honorable member or
hit body, £100 to the first tinder of
the missing balloon or any portion of
it, and £10 lor any trustworthy in
formation respecting the balloon and
its occupant Mr. Powell, aits in tho
Conservative interest for Malmehury,
has for years past beeo an enthusias
tic aeronaut, and has made numerous
ascents, sometimes crossing St.
George’s Channel to Island, and,
again, going over to Franco, -
store on.Th.una- street.
TheitU$ods are all neylmd are
bound to plahse. Special inducements
to country merchants. Mr. Zeko Edge
is now wjtb this house and any one de
siring any. thing in the undertaker’s
line shout j call on him. Remember
the place. 1 oolfSl-daw-tf
Let us try to lie happy and merry,
and make others look bright and
clteerittl, .' Be like the little star that
said “I can’t do much to make this
dark wi$f‘i brighVbut will cheerfully
do the best I oau." Skiff', the jew
eler, will cheerfully do tho best lie
oan, towvu everybody good bargains
in jewelt^,»i1vei and plated wareisold
spectacles, thimbles, gold pens, with a
variety of other useful articles.
' Skiff, the Jeweler.
Important Facts for the'Pnblic.)
Prof. Self is here prospecting for a
writing school, the boys are all eager
to go and learn to make those beaus
titul|birda and things but say tho
Professor writes ‘so stylish they can’t
read it.’ * * *
Jefferson, Ga., Jat. 3, 1882.
A Dublin correspondent,reviewing
the events of 1881, says: The year
closed in confusion, contention and a
war of racesand classes. Commercial
credit is broken. The spirit of the
country is sunk in deep depression.
The scare produced by the large im
portation of American cattle has abat
ed. The result of tho year’s trade
shows a decrease ol 80 per cent. In
imports. The Irish cattle trad*,
however, has improved, and farmers
in this brauch feel encouraged.
Victoria Stinson hat just received
$60, in Toronto, because she hap
pened to be born in a military bar
rack' at Aldershot, England while
Queen Victoria was visiting the
building. Her Majesty named the
baby alter herself, and deposited $25
in a bark, to be paid to her at tha
age of 21. The principal aud inters
cst have now been paid.
Christitiah is near at hand. Only n
lew more days until every Athenian
will have,'to open hi- purse for a pres
ent tor aiveetheart, friend, mother,
lather, sister, wife or some of the “lit
tle ones”r'aU‘want something nice,
appropriate, ipa thny want a bargain
when tlgy buyi To get all of Those
kind reader, you raust call on J, II.
Hogging All are punsled to know
whiirYugS/f-so ai-b ybur uotiseut we
will enumerate '
a Ffcw of toe useful things
to be found at J. H. Huggins:
Triple plate silver ware, embracing
castors, lea and tablespoons, knives
and forks, butler knives &e„ also a
full line of medium grade table cut
lery. If from amoog these you should
not be suited,
WE WOULD ASK YOU TO LOOK
through that beautiful line of cham
ber sets—fifteen varieties—Freccli
and English china teasets, tin sets,
and coming down to the more homely,
WE WOULD INVITE AN INSPECTION
of the most beautiful line of lamps
ever shown in this market. Glass-
wave of every description—Frosted
and cut glass, fruit, cake and preserve
stands, goblets, champagnes, wine,
COMING DOWN TO WHAT WE CALL OR-
but for which we claim usefulness
also, we would ask you to look
through that fine display of vases,
toilet seta, 'motto mugs, motto oups
and saucers, mustache cups, inkstands,
cigar standi, cigar lighters, toy plates,
etc. A beautiful line ol majolica
ware, comprising pioklee, fiuit bas
kets, cake stands, pitohers, etc.
SOMETHING NEW.UNDER THE SUN,
.. In the introduction lit this market
of the ‘Japanese Bamboo Goods,' by
J H Huggins, whtoh will be on exhi
bition by the ISth inst, all searching
something new, nobby, and beautiful
will find it in these goods. . 26 varie
ties, such as ovlinder vases, otto
oonet, Gypsy baskets, Jewel cups, ci
gar cases, cash boxes, fruit dishes,
wall pockets, comb and blush pockets,
slipper pookete, lunch baskets, and
other new and nobby Arieks, combin
ing oddity, uniqueness and useful
ness. Three things wn work for: To
give the prettiest goods, the best
goods and the lowest prices. The
liberal patronage of the people ot
Athens and vicinity is evidence of
our success to please, and our aim is
to continue to work tor and merit
Would sutiotitice Hint tliev hav. jn.t reosived n full line ot
Black & Colored Cashmeres,
Bind Fancy Dross Goods,!
|Iu New Designs. QFull Line'otf
Blankets, Quilts, Balmorals and Shawls.
r A coinpleti line otj
flA new lot of
MK2SPS NOBBY HATS.
MEN’S, LADIES', AND CHILDREN’S RUBBERS. W
SHOES, SHOES, SHOES,
OF ALL KINDS- HANDSOME STOCK OF
CrAOTJEII3srr+ & OVERCOATS'
Come and son m and be convinced. Respectfully,
M. MYSR0 efc OO.
■' COLLEGE AVENUE, ATHEN8, GA.
' All the ladies are specially invited
to call and examine J. II. Huggint’
stock ot taney houso-turnlshing goods.
I receive Organa direol from factory at the lowest wholesale cash price* and defy any one to
show up a more complete a**ortmcnt then l have uow on haud. Any one that care* to buy an
Organ of the world’# best make, and can buy one on easier and better terms than I off.r.I will nov
the above earn. CIIAN H. (SMITH, Athene, Ga,
20 Of The Finest Specimens 20
Just rccoivcd of the famous Estcy Orgun* from $45 up to $100. Como and see our new style 231 *
Harmonic Organ. The handsomest case and/lie sweetest pipe-like tone of auyiorguu the world
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It Is an ornament for the Boudoir of Queen Victoria. Every homo shrine, however humble, i.a* *
now attractions from their presence. The aim is to meet every deuiaud with something exactly
suited to it in character and execution, which shall combine utility and attractiveness, and at
once commend themselves os fitted alike to add to the uttructiou of tho public auditorium or
grace the private boudoir, and every homo shrine, however humble.
@£xr£stma.3 Gifts t Ch,rist*»a,s S
Buy an Organ for yourseti, your daughter, yoar c main or your aunt, cheap, cheap, chenn
for cash. Como to Hunnicntt Hall and see for yourself. r
And all kinds of Musical Merchandise.
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