Abaci lately Pure.
Mr. Davis Proves the Confederaoj-
Less Cruel than the Union.
T he Khedive' of Egypt has bat one
Mr. Joel Chandler Harris will succeed
Mr. Grady as editor of the Constitution.
The sheriff of Fulton county has
seised a Pullman car for taxes.
Coagressman Crisp is very sick in
Gov. Gordon will address the Alliance
in Valdosta on Jan. 15.
Mr. John P. Williford and Miss Nora
Morrison were married in Columbus.
The original castle of Blue Beard has
been discovered in France.
A female lawyer has applied for ad
mission to the bar of New Hamnshire.
mission to the bar of New Hampshire.
The crop of canned tomatoes is short
A reward of $5,000 has been offered
for Silcott, the Washington defaulter.
If a man wants to live to a good old
age, he should get on the pension roll.
Twiggs, the wonnded negro noter of
ugusta, is dead.
Augusta, is dead.
Brunswick will have sewers.
The Boatright hotel, just completed
Tliis powder never varies. A marvel
of purity, strength and wbolsomeness-
More economical than the ordinary
kind, and cannot be sold in competi
tion with the multitude of low test,
short weight, alum or phosphate pow
ders. Sold only in cans. Royal Bak-
ing Powder Co., 106 Wall St.j l •
With the beginning
of a New Year, mer
chants start off with
a new clean set of
My stock embraces
everything that can
be desired in
One of the lastessays from the pen of
Jefferson Davis was on Andersonville
and other war-prisons. It wag written
last summer for the North American
Review; but, in consequence of what
Mr. Davis characterized as the mutila
tion ofhisTeply to hord Hoicsley. by
the editor of the Review, he withdrew
it fiom that periodical and gave it to
Belford’s Magazine, in the January
number of which the first parto!! it ap-
pears. It if. a remarkable paper, and
will attract wide attention.
Believing, as Mr. Davis without a
doubt did believe, that he, personally,
and the Confederacy, as a community,
were not responsible for the needless
sufferings and mortality of prisoners at
Andersonville, it is natural that he
should have written with earnestness
and warmth, even if without bitterness,
in defence of his own record and his
people. The facts that he introduces In
his paper divide themselves into three
groups: Tlie first group are designed to
show, while no attempt is made to deny
the existence of great and needless suf
ferings, yet that they were not owing
to any fault of the Confederate author
ities, and that, contrary to the common
belief at the North, neither the suffer
ing nor the mortality, among tlie Fed
eral captured soldiers in Confederate
prisons, were so great as the sufferings
and mortality among Confederate pris
oners in Federal prisons,
In demonstrating and defending the
truth of this last statement Mr. Davis
“It must he conceded that the North
ern States are more generally healthy
than tho Southern Then, with equal
means and care in providing for the
prisoners, it follows that the rate of
mortality should have been as the salu
brity of the country. It may be pre
sumed that all were “on duty’-’ when,
captured, and the avarage of tlie wound
ed among the prisoners about the same;
therefore that all were in a condition to
be benefitted by the JrestJ and proper
treatment in a favorable locality'. YVliat
was the result? According to the
ports of tlie United States War Depart
ment, the relative numbers of prison
ers and death were in round numbers;
United States prisoners held by
the Confederacy ' 270,000
Confederate prisoners held by
United States 220,000
United States prisoners died in
Confederate hands 21,000
Confederate States prisoners
Died ir UnitedStates bands.. 26,000
“From this it appears that the con
federates, with excess of SO,000 prison
ers,Jliad 4,000 fewer deaths. This should
not have been the case if the means of
providing foT them had been equal: but,
in every material respect—in food, in
clothing, in slieltor, in medicine, in sur
gical instruments, and all which free
commerce contributes—tlie North had
greatty to advantage. Only' one ele
ment remains to account lor the differ
ence—care for tlie defenceless; and this,
in the depth of our destitution, never
ceased, as tlie world will appreciate
whenever impartial history shall ren
der the justice which contemporary
prejustiec and passion have denied.”
Mr. Davis insists that the needless
suffering at Andersonville was caused
by the inhuman refusal of the' Federal
Government to exchange prisoner
and declaring medicines contraband of
war, even after it knew that the Con
federate Government was unprovided
with food enough or medicines to care
properly for thi; prisoners in its hands.
“It was not starvation,” he writes,“but
acclimation, unsuitable diet, and de
spondency, which were the potent
agent3 of disease and death.”
Mrs. Robert Ray Hamilton will op
pose a divorce from her husband.
They arc now making cloth and paper
of corn husks,
A blizzard and cold wind out West.
The report of there being yellow lo
ver at Jacksonville, Fla., is denied
Mark Twain’s income is said to be
$80,000 a year.
at Bremen, Ga., is burned.
Carter, Gresham A Co., of Social Cir
cle, are closed out.
The Jesup trouble is over, but the
town is still patrolled at night.
It is proposed to erect the new Grady
There is a painting in New York that I monument in the Capitol ground,
cost $3,000 an inch. I The new street railway in Americus
An organized band of horse thieves is | Is completed,
committing depredations around Nash- Peach trees are blooming in Atlanta.
TT ,' .. , „ I A cannon cracker nearly put out the
John Doughty, of Eastport, Me., I eye of Miss Charlotte Thompson, of At-
w anted to marry his mother-in-law, but lanta.
was refused a license.
Stanley, the famous African explorer,
was a deserter from the Confederate
'lennessee farmers lost a great deal of
pork killed during the cold weather in
Russia lias ordered the telephone re
moved from all public places,Jas they with powder,
Dr. J. B. Ross, of Fort Valley, had a
narrow escape from being gored to
death by a cow.
Strawberries are ripe around Fort
Valley, and they are sold at 50 cents
A little son of Dr. R. B. Hall, of
Macon, was badly hurt while playing
are considered a danger to the State.
While out squirrel hunting, Ben Sum-
Job n.T. Gibbs, of Boston, Mass., ac-1 mere, Jr., of Gibson, shot’himself in
ciuciitally killed himself while hunting I the band, necessitating amputation,
in Beaufort county, S. C. I qvo litt]e children of Rosa Sheffield
1 here are only two Jewish seminaries I were burned with the house on Christ-
in America, and many pulpits are va- I mas night. They set the building on
cant for the want of ministers. | fire with poppers.
Harmon and Joseph Glisson, brothers
A plan has been discovered by which
women may preserve their semblance
of youth and beauty until they die of
There are ten daily papers in the City
of Mexico, but they pay little attention
to news. Their combined circulation is
only 10,000 copies.
Tlie town of Aci Reale in Sicily was |
shaken by an earthquake Saturday.
Several houses collapsed, and many'
persons were buried beneath the ruins.
Tlie five Barnard murderers, who
killed six men and were pardoned by
Governor Taylor, of Tennessee, are
again on the war-path.
Frank Gillette, a prominent republi
can Scute senator of Kansas, has been
accepting bribes from insurance compa- ]
of Bryan county, set upon John Sikes
and literally cut him to pieces with
Col. John C. Boone, grandson of the
There is said to be a scarcity of help
in the cotton mills in Columbus at
present. This is caused by the recent
erection of new mills.
Through Pullman cars now go
through on the Georgia Southern road
This road was built by Athenians and
is one of the best lines in the South.
An investigation of the killing of Mr.
Woodward, in Atlanta, goes to show
that he was shot by an old man named
J. C. Bone, and robbery was the object
Sanr Jones will preach in New Or
leans from Jan. 5 to Feb. 5, and the
railroads give half-fare rates to attend
Anna Bush, a-white woman living on
pioneer, Daniel Boone, is living, friend-1 the outskirts of Griffin, was shot incite
less and needy, near Sulphur Springs, I left side. She knows the name of her
ArKl * assailant, but refuses to tell it.
Fannie Bryant, the negro woman of ] William Skelton, the negro who was
Birmingham, Ala, mixed up with Dick I cut at Columbus ou Christmas day by a
Hawes, has gone to the penitentiary to
serve out a life sentence.
_ white man
emp, died Friday.
Brewer, the Jesup outlaw, is be
lieved to be hiding in the Okefenokcc
swamp. It will take a princely re
ward to effect bis capture.
Queen Victoria’s crown, kept with I °, n 9^ r '^ ma9 eTe ,’
her royal regalia under strong <mard I Be vine (colored) was on her way
, -i... " v . I tn phnrnh- in onmnnnv 1
A new morning and evening paper is
U» be started this week at Birmingham,
Ala., to be called “The News,” with a
capital of $100,000,
at the old tower and worn only oiTstate I to ® , ! ur ^U’ ,n company witn ner uncle
occasions, is worth $600,000, metal I a,,( * brother, she was shot and killed by
.i j ^ i 1 some unknown nerson.
Go to W. L. Henley’s for your gro
ceries of all kinds. lie keeps on hand
tlie choicest and most complete line of
groceries, canned goods, pickles, green
T’uit, chickens, eggs, and in fact every
thing you want at • home. His extreme
fancy fiour is given to be the finest in
the city, a trial will convince you of
this fact. He has also a choice lot of
honey,.send and get sonie.before it is all
gems and decorations included
The negroes of §outh Carolina have
issued an address protesting against
the Barnwell lynching. They had bet
ter protest against so many outrageous
crimes being committed by their race.
J. R. Johnson, of Chattanooga, who
at’empted an outrage on a little girl
belonging to his Sunday school class,
was ordered to leave the city on Satur
day, and left at once.
Jester has shad, oysters, Malaga
grapes, bananas, oranges, Ac.
Fob Rent—One nicely furnish’d
room. Apply at Banner oiliee.
“A Happy New Year!” will be heard
very often today; sometimes, when
nothing is meant; hut Skiff, tlie jew
eler, is in earnest in wishing all his
friends and customers a happy New
Year. Begin the new year aright by
viewing his diamond spectacles, and
buying what you want in his line from-
Skiff, the jeweler.
A Wandering Arab and a Spanish
Truckman Win $20,000.
Two tickets sold in this city for tlie
October drawing of the Louisiana State
Lottery, drew big- prizes.. The lucky
ticket holders were llausa Mohammed,
one of the Arabian jugglers, and An
thony Someriva, who docs tho trucking
of Hawley & Hoops, confectioners, 271
Mulberry street. Mohammed held one-
twentieth of ticket 71.323, drawing sec
ond capital prize of $100,000. The tick
et held by Someriva was number 63,
856, and drew one-twentieth of the first
capital prize of $300,000. The money
came through Wells, Fargo & Co.’s
Express.—New York DailyNews, No
Sick Hradacbsand reliem all the troaUlea bid-
dent to i1 bilioca state of the system, such as
DlaJmr*, Nausea. Drowaineaa. Dlstreaa after
eating, Pain in the bide, Ac. while their most
remar! table success baa been shown in curing
,. i Caster's Lntu Liver Pitta
valuable In Constipation, curing
they also correct all disorders of
the liver and regulate the bowels.
I be almost priceless to those
■ from this dlstr-estng complaint:
lately their goodness does not end
, those who once try them will find
“ r dl sick bead
that here Is where
Our piQi core if
t SB cents;
Merchants and business
men will do well to call be
fore purchasing aud examine
our large and well assorted
stock of Blank Books, which
we will offer at bottom prices
tor the next 30 days.
11 Broad St.
A Texas undertaker, in examining a
car load of new coffins he had received,
found a dead body in one of the caskets.
Tlie corpse is thought to have been
placed there in transit.
Mrs. Wm. North, a pauper of Curran,
Ill., diod three times before she was
buried, and camo to life again. Her
friends are fearful that she was at last
buried alive, although there was every
appearance of death.
A pocket typewriter is shortly to he
offered to the British public. The re
tail price will be under 10 shillings. It
measures 3>g inches by 3 inches, and
weighs about four ounces. Though so
small, it is not a mere toy.
Thomas B. Allen, of Fleamington, W.
Va., claims that he was the oldest sol
dier that rerved in the late war. He
was over 70 years of age when he en
listed. ne is now 98 years old, and
served under Wellington at Waterloo.
State’s Attorney Longenecker, of
Chicago, says he has secured consider
able evidence against four or five ocher
tnen who were suspected of complicity
in the Cronin murder conspiracy, and
that he might before long take steps to
kav; them indicted and brought to trial.
He declines to mention their names.
A twenty ponnd watermelon, twenty
inches long, was discovered by some
boys growing in a vacant lot in Mobile,
Ala., Christmas day. The boys plucked
the melon, and, on being split open, it
was found to be ripe and luscious, and
they proceeded to devour it with avid
MONEY AT SIX PER CENT.
Albert L. Mitchell,
Loan, Broker and Insurance Agent.
No. 35, Clayton st.,
Will give prompt attention to all legal bus!
neaa. Will insure your properly in first-class .
Companies against loss by fire. Will negotiate
loans on farm lands running G years at C per
cent per annum, payable in whole, or part, at
anytime. Come and see me.
Albert L. Mitchell.
During her last tour in South Amer
ica, Mme. Patti either received $5,000
at each performance with a per centage
of the gross receipts, or $6,000, in round
numbers, per night. On her present
tour, she will receive more than $5,000
for each performance. For thirty per
formances in Buenos Ayres, she re
ceived the grand total of $180,000.
Tho two new States of North and
South Dakota are, according to official
reports, bankrnpt in their finances, and
apparently unable to meet the obliga
tions of Statehood. The schools and
some other institutions of South Dakota
will have to be closed, and it is said
that Governor Mellette’s estimate of a
deficiency of $156,000 in North Dakota
falls 6hort of the actual deficit.
There were altogether about 300 dis
tinct epidemics of influenza in Europe
between 1510, when the disease was
first noted at Malta, and 1850. In 1729,
the whole of Europe suffered severely.
According to statistics published by the
Novoe Vremya, the disease caused 908
deaths in London in one week, and in
Vienna, 60,000 persons were affected.
In 1737 and 1743 there were father out
breaks, and the deaths in one week i
London amounted to 1,000. In 1775,
domestic animals were first attacked 1
it. In 1782, 40,000 persons fell ill of
in St. Petersburg in twenty-four hi
In St. Petersburg, quinine is no-
served out daily to tbe troops, mix<
some unknown person.
Marion J. Verdery has been author
ized by the Southern Society of New
York to prepare a memorial volume de
voted to the life and work of the late
Henry W. Grady
One drbter in Covington lost $1,700
worth of stock from pneumonia. Tbe
stock was shipped from Senville, Tenn.
It is feared that pleur-pneumenia has
made its appearance in Newton county.
The loss of the Atlanta Constit atiou
is nothing compared with the loos the
South feels in the death of Grady. A
newspaper loses only an editor.” The
world has lost a man.—New Orleans
Quiet now reigns in Jesup. A house
evacuated by negroes was burned, being
set on fire by i dog overturning a lamp.
The whites arp doing all in their power
to relieve and! pacify the negroes who
remain amoqg them.
William Slaughter was found in one
of the publiq streets of Calhoun Friday
morning with a broken jaw and a se
rious wound in the back of his head.
He is unablt to give any account of who
gave him hfe wounds, or where he re
ceived the injuries.
Tbe late Henry W. Grady is said to
have first med the phrase, “The young
Napoleon <f finance,” in the Atlanta
Constitution He applied it to Victor
Newcomb, the young president of the
Louisville and Nashvil'
It is sail that-Port Royal, S. C., has
been sold tj> an English syndicate, who
will put ona line of steamships to Eu
rope, ana complete tbe Augusta &
Chattanocpa railroad, bring it through
Athens, jn ork will soon begin on this
line and i 8 completion hastened.
New Y rk Herald: A monument is
to be bi ilt to tbe eloquent and big
hearted Irady. Col. Shepard an
nounces editorially that he will con
tribute live hundred dollars if he is al
lowed to write the inscriptions. In
order tujallay the instant fears of the
public hfe promises that they “shall be
such as Fill insult no one and may ben
efit all yho read them."
A small negro boy living on the place
of MrsJPryor G. Veazey, in Warren
county ^deliberately chopped to death a
three-npnths-old brother left in his
charge! When the mother, who was
absent;at the time, came home_ and
found per dead babe, she was horrified.
The bky, still desperately mad, told bis
moths- that he bad done the deed, and
that 1$ intended killing tbe other the
first epportunity, and wben he grew
olderoe would kill her. The age of the
vounf- murderer prevents the law
' 1 bold of him.
John J. Hefferman, for whose
er two of tbe negroes of tbe eight
ed at Barnwell, S. C., were slain
in mob the other night, was a Geor-
ty, being well known in Augusta
tlnnta. Young Martin, tbe young
linated at Martin’s. S.
Fresh peas at Galloway, Lambert j
No. 1 mess mackerel at Gallov
Lambert & Co’s.
Mince meat at Galloway, Lamber
Jellies and preserves in five
buckets at Galloway, Lambert &
mpn assassinated at
whose supposed murderers were
lynched at tbe time, was also
own in Atlanta and throughout
Both young men bad ac-
_uired snug property through industry
Monday night a fiendish attempt was
made to murder Mrs. Mary A. Knowles,
a highly respected widow of Macon
She was sitting in her room reading,
when suddenly she was started by the
loud report Of a pistol near by, and she
beard the bullet whistle right by her
bead and lodge in the side of the wall
opposite. The room also fillisd with
smoke. Investigation showed that some
one had climbed up .ou a fence near
Mrs. Knowles’s window and fired
through the window at her.
New Year Callsrs—Will do well to
call at Skiff’s, the jeweler, and get
something nice for their sweethearts
before making their calls.
We think wo are prepare
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