Columbia Sent incl
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J. M. ATKINSON, k ' ,T ™ '
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PRICE, $1 03. IN ADVANCE.
JOHN B. GOHIMIN,
GEORGE T. BARNES.
Pon HENATOR WTH DWTRICT.
S. C. LAMKIN,
The cotton crop in the Republic of
Columbia will pan out abort
At an election in Wincheater, Va ,
on Monday, the prohibit ion tat a were
Prof. Wiggin* now cornea forward
and saya he predicted the earthquake ,
come time ago.
• Contributions are still pouring into j
Charleston for the benefit ot the i
In Pennsylvania a few day ago one ,
man was killed and six entombed
alive by the caving of a mine.
Farmers in this couidy have laid
aside politics and are now gathering
the fleecy staple and the corn and pea
Comptroller Trenholin imposed n
fine ot IIIX) each on five national
banks a few days ago for delay in
sending in their reports.
A bloody and fatal encounter oc
curred in Merriwether county, on
Monday, in which Frank Freeman
shot ami killed Bill Odom.
Macon Telegraph: The government
has aelit out to Charleston about 75
tents and two experts. It has not
beou demonstrated yet that the ex
ports can distinguish a tent from an
A telegraph operator on the Union
Pacific Railroad concluded to take a
fest a few days ago and after ap
propriating to himself about a thou
sand dollars of the company's money
absconded to parts unknown.
How soon is the homo of enjoy
ment, by death, made the house of i
mourning. How searching the truth,
“in the midst of life we are in death,"
and impressive the Scripture, “so
teach us to number our days that we
may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
The recent dead-lock in the Thirty
fifth Senatorial district shows that
populous counties, backed by a large
city vote, are disposed to counten
ance the rotation system only when it
suits them. As long as rotation is the
rule governing Senatorial nomina
tions every county should be allowed
a fair showing.
An exchange wisely remarks: Has
there not been rather too much levity
indulged in by the press and its cor
rea|xmdouts in speaking of the late
earthquakes? It does seem to us
that if there ever was a time when
men should be solemn and awe
stricken, it is in the presence of such
manifestations of that power that cre
ated the earth by a word and can de
stroy it in the same way.
Doga are getting to be a nuisance
here. Flop-eared, suck egg hounds,
fires and other cure of low degree
abound and make night hideous by
their howls and barkings.—Gaines
ville Eagle. Ah, worthy contempo
tary, be of good cheer, you have
plenty of conqiany, and it w ill be so
until we get a legislature with suffi
cient courage to tackle tlio canine
The matter of assessing the tax of
the Augusta, Gibaou and Sandersville
Railroad by Comptrol.er Wright is
atill in an unsettled condition. Prvsi
dyut Mitchell held tha* the assessini ut
waa too high, and the Comptroller-
General appointed Hon. T. It Jones,
of Dalton, as arbitrator for the State,
and President Mitchell selected Hon.
H. Clay Foster, of Augusta, for tha
road. As yet the two gentlemen can
not agree upon a third man. If they
fail to agree up to the 25th of Octo
ber it will then be the duty of the
Governor to ajqxiint the umpire.
Speaking of the A, A ('. Railroad
the Gainesville Eagle says:
Gol. Pollard, the agent of the Au
gusta ami Chattanooga Railroad, ar
rived hero yesterday, and comes he
informs ns to ascertain definitely
what our people are going to do
alxiut completing the assessment of
$50,000, in order to secure this im
jMu timt road. He showed us a letter
from Gon. Evans, who has returned
from New York, in which he states
that every arrangemei t has been
completed to build the. road, just as
soon ns the people along the line
have subscribed the amount of stock I
requited of them, ami the right of
way secured. At all other points be- ’
tween here and Augusta the amounts
required have either been fully sub- i
scribed or will be in a very few days. I
The Cotton Crop.
We are indebted to Mr. W. N. |
Mercier, cotton factor, 3 and 4 War
i ren Block, Augusta, Go., for his valu- '
able Annual Circular, giving detailed
and authentic information on the <
growth and consumption of the cot
ton crop of the United Slates, East i
Indies, Egypt and all cotton growing
countries of the world. Ho sums up
the crops of this country for the past j
three years as follows:
1885 8(5 (1,550,215.
188 t 85 5,(1(19,021. I
1883 84 5,711,052.
It is thus seen that the crop of the '
United States for the year ending j
August 31, 188(1, was (1,550,215 bales.
Di king winter the get* thick and nhig
gitili, n«»w in tin- tunc to purify it, to build up
your MXMtcin and tit votirMcit for hard work, by
lining Dr. .1. H. McLe.in’n Htrengtlu-ning Cor
dial and Blood Punner.
For by all druggint.
ON THE FLY.
Fonda, N. Y., August 25, 188(1.
After one more day in the lovely
city of Poughkeepsie I boarded the
fast train for the Mohawk valley. As
we run into the outskirts of my native
village, how each house and every old
tree has a familiar look like old time
friends. Ami when the porter called I
out Fonda my heart leaped with Jo;.
It seemed like getting liol.o from a
long, long journey. Only here and
there a face that 1 could recognize. ■
Time had been getting in his work.
The old Methodist, church with it
quaint steeple and old fashioned pews
has been replaced by a tine brick
edifice, largo and commodious. The
same old bell with its silvery toms is
doing faitlit'ul duly calling the people
together every Sabbath, and has toll
ed the funeral knell of ninny u one
since hist 1 worshiped here. The
good old men that used to lend in the
class and prayer meetings nil gone.
This old boll tins been n witness to
many n sad procession. Hus looked
down from its position in yonder
tower on many a bier as it was borne
silently and mournfully nwav to yon
I took n stroll up what is now culled
Park Avenue. I could hardly think
of it ns the once densely wooded and
romantic vale of thirty years ago.
But the little brook ns it rippled along
had the same old time music, and 1
thought of the happy hours whiled
i away with the line and bent pin
angling for the speckled trout that
i swarmed in such numbers in this
j mountain stream. The timber is all
removed, the mounds and hillocks all
. leveled down. Each shady and lovely
| nook contains the home ot some eu- I
terprising mechanic or merchmit.
IXigs barked and children looked with
amazement as I went along like
I “Diogenes with his lantern" looking
for some trace or relic by which I
' could recognize the place. The next ;
day was spent at the old homestead
and looking at the monuments in the ■
silent city of the dead. As I read ’
name after name of those that had
been so near and dear to me and then
turned my eyes to the old school I
house on the lull near by 1 thought ’
of the time (how short it seems) whom j
so many that now he under the given
grassot the vally were in the full I
bloom and vigor of youth, and each
striving to excell the other in master
ing some question in mathematics and
storing the mind with knowledge, all
looking forward to a long life. And
twenty-six years ago when I bid them
giaslby and started for my Southern
home how vigorous and strong they
all appeared. A few short years ami
so many are laid in their last resting
place. If 1 ask where their spirits
I are to-day, echo but answers where.
Here 1 lingered until the sun went
down, and wended my way back by
the same path over which I had trip
ped so often and ho lightly in the long
ago. Before retiring for the night I
spent an hour at the open window
gazing at the western bills and as
twilight disappears the scent of new
mown hay makes me think of the
time when brother and myself used to
slip off in harvest time and sleep in
the barn on the hay where we was
soon lulled to sleep by the crickets
and katidids. Mother used to think
we done it. to keep from washing our
feet. At the crack of day I hear the
old gentleman trying to get the boys
up to help milk. Oh how sorry I
felt for those boys. I knowhow they
feel. How father used to annoy me
in the morning and often. I felt as if I
would give the world for an hour's
sleep. So only an hour later when
the breakfast bell rings I realize fully
that I am in the country and that I
made a mistake in gazing so long at
the hills the night before. But never
theless its a happy time now among
the farmers. The harvest is just end
ed and excursions, picnics and camp
meetings are the order of the day. If
you want to see happy people go
amongst the farmers of central New
Y'ork in August and September. The
j crops have been enormous this year,
all the barns are filled with oats and
the fields dotted with stacks of hay.
The sweet scented clover with its red
and white blossoms decorate the hill
sides where hundreds of fat cattle
roam leisurely about
Our first outing from here was to
Northville camp meeting. Here a
fine natural park is utilized and over
300 beautiful cottages or tents are 1
erected, all floored and handsomely '
painted in colors that are at once
tasteful and pleasing to the eye. The
tabernacle or arbor is nearly surround
ed by these lovely cottages and all
completely shaded by the dense
natural forest. The trees run up
straight for some 50 feet the branches
interlocking overhead form a canopy
throvgh which the sun tries in vain to
penetrate. The day was simply grand,
just warm enough to be pleasant.
Looking down the slope u few hun
dred yards the waters of the beautiful
Sacondaga rippled ami glistened in
the sunshine. Some of the best
preachers of the State were here, real
big guns, and all in their happiest
mood, had left the great cities for a
vacation and to have a glorious time
It seemed as one of these good men
expressed it, a real foretaste of what
wo might expect when we enter the
‘ fields Elysian.” The next day was to
be used by the Salvationists and the
temperance people, called a Gospel
temperance meeting. I met Mr. Rose
the leader of the temperance move
ment of New York State. He took
great interest in me when he learned
1 was from Georgia where prohibition
has become almost universal They
look upon Georgia as the banner
State. Miss Narcissa White delivered
a lecture on temperiu.ee and fully
5,000 people were held sjiellbound f< r
two hours by the eloquence of this
"steer of the West” as she is called.
Near the close of her speech she al
luded in most complimentary terms,
to the struggles and final victory of
the temperance peopleof Georgia and
said she would bo so proud to meet
some of them, she wanted to grasp a
Georgian by the hand, and if there
was one present to please come to the
stage or stand up where she could see
him. After a slight pause Mr. Rose
jumped up and said he saw one in the
crowd (at the same time point
ing to me) there he is leaning
against that Elm with a blue neck
tie, he was telling me this morning of
the close race and final victory just
achieved at the election in his own
county a few days before he left. I
New Store! New Goods!
Central Business House,
MAIN ST., HARLEM, GA.
II AYING recently moved into the Store formerly occupied by Mr. W. 8. Lazcnby, under
1 Sentinel Oftive, lam now prepared to offer a
Complete Stock of Goods,
a Medicines, Drugs, Patent
Medicines. Toilet Soaps, Per
x ,unies Brushes and Toilet Ar-
rhaj tides of every description. So-
'»Wfrjjb'' ; 1 " ater be kept eon-
stanll y on hand.
gflaVL 4 I’lV'i'i'iptiiHisi'ai'etiilk tilled
ALSO A MCE LINE OF
Including Canned Gooda, Confoctiom ri< s. Sugar. Coffee, Tobacco and Cigars. Goods are
ino* ready tor sale and are offered at the lAWVEST CASH PRICES.
D< L* Peeples, M. D.
saw a delegation getting ready to
come for me so I told them I would
surrender and come and give myself
up and consider I was in the Lands of
my friends, as the politician would
say After getting on the platform
they demanded a speech. I got out
of that by saying that I never cculd
talk when I was hungry. It being so
near dinner time I must beg to be
excused. Miss White took the hint
and invited me around to dinner, and
panted out the blue cottage at which
she was stopping. Mr. It called for
three cheers for the Georgian which
were heartily given, after which I
. m idea couple of my polite bows and
retired in good order (for dinner.)
The temperance cause here is moving
right along and while not yet even
with Georgia or Maine, this State
is making a vigorous effort to
shake off the power of beer. The
drinking of whisky, brandy Ac., has
become one of the last arts here at the
North. Lager beer is the only intoxi
cating drink used to any extent. That
is drank in large quantities in some
towns. Notably so in Jersey City and
Hoboken where a large portion of the
people are Germans and they cling to
their lager with wonderful tenacity.
As whisky and tobacco have almost
wholly disappeared, the morals of the
people have been corresponding eli
vated. Envy, malice and licentious
ness have given way to tha finer feel
ings and more moral practices. The
playhouses and theaters are almost
deserted, many of them have been
converted into chaplej and lecture
rooms. Most of the people seek
amusements of a higher order. Every
' one is trying to make other's happy
j and each home seems a little paradise.
Ido wish everybody in Columbia
county could make ore good long
visit among these people at this time,
they would return with larger hearts
and with new resolutions. Many
would feel that there is a better and
happier way to live even in this world.
I wont say that there is not yet a vast
amount of wickedness in high and in
very low places, but amongst the
middle classes which constitute the
great mass of the people, I can say
that a loving Christian spirit pervades
the very atmosphere and has permeat
ed every home and heart. Brotherly
love is so marked between neighbors
and communities that it really
amounts to a contagion. My stay
with these good people and in this
delightful climate has done me much
good, with returning health and vigor
my heart has been warmed, my feel
ing and affections elevated. I love
everybody better and have a much
higher regard for myself than ever
Lefore ami will look back to the pres
ent month as the happiest of my life.
Next week is set apart for a trip to
Niagara which will wind up my
wanderings for this summer.
H. A. C.
Jonesboro, Texas, Dec. 29th, 1885.
To Dr. J. H. McLean, Nt. Louis, Mo.
—This certifies that my sister, Emily Crews,
was taken fifteen years ago with, a breast dis
ease in connection with menstrual derange
ments which produced a severe cough and
general debility, rendering her helpless and
unable for any kind of service, and after bat
tling the skill’of some of our best physicians
and using several bundled dollars worth of
various medicines on her to no good. Last
.June I procured a bottle of Dr. J. H. McLean’s
Homeopathic Liver and Kidney Balm, which
at once began to help her, since then she has
used seven bottles, and to our joy is restored
to good health, is gaining flesn and has be
come strong and able to do her housework, she
is entirely relieved of her troubles ana we
would not b« w ithout the medicine under any
W. M Crews.
For sale by all druggist.
For Rent. Lease or Sale
The Trippe plantation, three miles
from Harlem, good gin house and
press, barn and stables, together with
eight tenant houses. Apply at this
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Rooms for Several Years Occupied by Augusta Cotton Exchange.
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DR. CALHOUN’S NEW BUILDING,
Next to Mr. E. D. Smythe’s Crockery Store.
WE will continue to sell Carpets, Curtains, Window Shades and House Furnishing Good*
at greatiy reduced prices “FOR SPOT CASH” or thirty days time, citv acceptance.
JAMES G. BAILIE & SONS
714 Broad Street (South Side), Augusta, Ga.
WALTER S. CURTIS,
Fire and Life Insurance
Machinery of Every Description.
To the Citizens of Columbia and Neighbor
ing Counties :
I will say that lam prepared to furnish Insurance in first class Companies on Life or Pro
perty at the lowest rates obtainable.
Parties contemplating purchasing Machinery of any kind will do well to get my prices and.
terms before purchasing elsewhere. lam Agent for
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I also sell the best makes of COTTON PRESSES, REAPERS, MOWERS, CANE MILLS,
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Prompt attention will be given to all communications addressed to me at Thomson, Ga.
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