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Augusta Advertiser .
JOHN M. WEIGLE,
Editor, Publisher and Proprietor.
OFFICE AT PENDLETON’S BOOK STOKE.
AUGUSTA, GA., NOY. 10, 1877.
A NEW DAILY PAPER.
When we commenced the publica
tion of the Augusta Advertiser, it
was with the intent.’on of increasing
its field of usefulness, if circumstances
warranted, by making it a daily. With
in a few days past we have completed
arrangements to this e ad, and will, du
ring the ensuing week, issue a daily
paper, to be styled the Evening News,
into which will be merged the Adver
tiser, upon the principle that
“A rose by any other name will smell as sweet.’’
The gentlemen with whom the pub
lisher of this paper will be associated in
the new enterprise we believe will be a
guarantee of its success. They are Mr.
Jas. L. Gow, long and favorably known
to the citizens of Augusta as a first
class Book and Job Printer —a gentle
man who combines the pleasing in
manners with rectitude of principles;
and Mr. Wm. H. Moore, almost if not
as equally well known as City Editor of
the late Augusta Cojistitutionalist, and
who, to use the terse expiession of a
friend from the Emerald Isle, “Seems
to ’ave been born with a quill in his
fisht.” The firm name will be Jas. L.
Gow, John M. Weigle and Wm. H.
We hope our citizens will welcome
the “fledgling” to their homes, and
that each one will contribute his or her
full quota toward its future growth
Contract advertisements running in
the Advertiser will be continued in
the News to their completion.
A Grand Scheme.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean , of a recent
date, contains the following article :
The dispatches from New York a
day or two since furnished a brief ac-
Is it not mistaken economy on the
part of the City Government to have
such a small police force to patrol and
protect a city that covers such a large
area as Augusta ? Take one beat for
instance: One policeman alone has to
patrol all that large section bounded by
Greene street, East Boundary street,
South Boundary street and Centre
street. The position of a policeman is
not a sinecure. The duties are ar
duous often, and the pay not the best.
It used to be S7O per month. Now it
is SSO. Many citizens think that while
the present administration is bringing
economy down to such a small focus
and gaining the credit of reform, the
next one will have to make up for it to
the tune of five or ten sboasand dol
lars, and bear the brunt of tne blame,
if blame there should be. , *
Choate and tlie Jury.
E. P. Whipple.
We heard Rufus Choate make an
argument five hours long to a jury.
The statement of his case, the reason
ing, the appeals to the sensibilities of
the jury, were over in two hours.
Still the advocate continued speaking,
repeating with additional vehemence
what he had said before with new il
lustrations and arguments. We looked
at the jury in order to discover the
cause of this seeming useless expendi
ture of mind and torce. Eleven of
them were palpably convinced*; the
twelfth, the foreman, a hard-headed,
unimaginative, unimpressible man of
business, had on his face a look of in
credulity. Choate devoted three hours
to the task of breaking down the will
of this one man, and of compelling him
to admit the cogency of reasoning,
wilick was foreign to his habits of
thought. He did not stop, and we
then thought he never would stop, un
til he had conquered this disbeliever.
Ij seemed for some time that years of
talking would be of no avail. At last,
however, the hard countenance soften
ed, the stony eyes were moistened, the
lips lost their rigidity—in short, the
whole man collapsed. Then Choate
concluded his argument in a few r quiet
and telling sentences, and sat down,
sure of the verdict.
An Ounce and a Ton Weight.
An ounce weight and a ton weight of
iron will fall down a pit with equal
speed and in equal time. Until about
three hundred d
men in the ml de
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An Incident of tlie Russian
Campaign in Asia Minor.
One of the most k remarkable episodes
of the present war —which, however,
has not as yet received all the attention
it deserves—is the defense of the fort of
Bayazid, in Armenia, by a Russian gar
rison, three thousand strong, against a
Turkish army numbering twenty thous
and men. Moscow Gazette gives
the following interesting extracts from
the private journal of one of the offi
cers of the garrison: “June 10.—The
enemy has blockaded us on all sides
and intercepted the acqueducts. Our
cistern and a few bags of biscuits is all
we have to live on. At night, by the
light, of the burning town beneath us,
we saw the atrocities perpetrated by
the Kurds on the helpless inhabitants.
R was horrible beyond description.
Women and children were thrust alive
into the flames and carried about the
streets on lances, horribly mutilated
and shrieking with anguish. The sight
was so sickening that one of our offi
cers was quite overcome by it and had
an attack of brain fever that night.
June 18.—(General assault of the Turk
ish forces, which we succeeded in re
pulsing toward nightfall. Our rations
have been reduced to half a pound of
biscuit and one glass of water per diem.
June 20. —A parliamentary came with
a summons for us to surrender. Our
commander answered that, being so
much stronger, the Turks could' well
try and take the citadel by storm. * *
June 25. —Our ration has been further
diminished to a quarter of a pound of
biscuit and two spoonfuls of stagnant,
rotten water. We suffer terribly from
hunger and thirst. After a day’s hard
fighting 1 am utterly'' prostrate and
scarcely 7 able to write these few words.
June 28. —Hpr tv o days and two nights
we have been exposed to a terrific can
nonade. On the 29th a general assault,
which we repulsed, follow ed by repeat
ed injunctions to surrender, to which
our answer was the same as before.
July 1. —Our ration to-day is one
elghth pound biscuit and one spoonful
of water. Starvation is approaching
rapidly. I have seen some of our men
cut out slice| of flesh from the half pu
trified carcass of a horse and eat them.
July ~L—~Asfain a summons to surren
der, this tilde written in Russian by a
Pole in. thq Turkish service, Colonel
Komaroff. Of course our answ T er re
mained unakered. July 7.—We have
repulsed one more assault. It is the
last one We cannot hold out much
longer. Mines are laid out to blow up
the citadel and the garrison. It is bet
ter so tlianAo starve. July 10.— The
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The Magnolia Passenger Route.
Port Royal Railroad, )
Augusta, Ga., August 25th 1877.)
The following passeng!r sched
ule will be operated on and after Monday,
August 27th, 1877:
No. I—Going South.
Leave Augusta 4:45 a rn
Arrive at Port Royal 1(':25 am
Arrive at Charleston 8:00 p m
Arrive at Savannah 10:40 a m
Leave Savann ah 4:00 p m
Arrive at Jacksonville 10:00 a in
No. 2—Going North.
Leave Jacksonville 3.00 p m
Arrive at savannah .. 8:45 a m
Leave Savannah 2:20 p m
Leave Charleston 5:15 am
Leave Port Royal 2:30 p m
Arrive at Augusta 8:15 pm
May accommodation—daily, Sunday
No. 3—Going South.
Leave Augusta 6:00 am
Arrive at Port Royal 3:3pm
Arrive at. Charleston 5:30 pm
Arrive at Savannah 5:30 p m
No. 4— Going North.
Leave Savannah . 7:00 a m
Lave Charleston 7:00 a m
Leave Port Royal 9:80 am
Arrive at Augusta , 7:30 p m
Trains Nos. 1 and 2 will stop only at the fol
lowing stations between Augusta and Yeinassee.
viz: Ellenton, Beldoc, Allendale, Brunson and
Trains Nos. 3 and 4 will stop at all stations for
the accommodation of the local travel.
On Trains Nos. 1 and 2 day coaches are run
through between Augusta and Savannah with
Trains (Nos. 1 and 2) make close
connection at Augusta with the Charlotte, Co
lumbia & Augusta and South Carolina Rai roads
ff2?“Pullman Sleepers on all night trains.
Baggage Checked Through.
Tickets for sale at Planters Ho
tel and Union Depot Ticket Office, Augusta,Ga.,
and at all principal 7ficket Offices.
ROBT. G. FLEMING,
J. S. Davant, G. P. A. Superintendent,
no. 2 —tf
Cor. Greene & Elbert Sts.
Has just received one of the largest and
best assorted Stocks of
to be found in the city, which I am of
fering at prices that defy competition.
Also, a full line of
Fruits and Country Produce, all of
which will be sold at lowest prices for
Cash. KEROSENE OIL always on
hand, wholesale and retail. 2 —4
F. VON KAMP,
131 BROAD STREET,
Druggist & Apothecary.
Foreign and Domestic Drugs,
PAINTS, OILS AND CHEMICALS,
FANCY GOODS, &c.
Genuine Imported Tooth Brushes, a
very large at about half cost.
A fine stock of Hair Brushes of every
kind at greatly reduced prices.
Just received —a fine lot of Fancy Arti
cles for the Holidays.
Dr. F.Von Kamp's
Whooping Cough and Cough Medicine
Remedy for Headache and Neuralgia,
Prescriptions carefully prepared
day and night.
F. VON KAMP,
no. 2—l 131 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
HARP & FARR,
. MANUFACTURERS OF
TIN AP SHEET-IRON WARE.
In all its branches, and
DEALERS in CROCKERY
Glassware, Kercsine Oil,
Dry Groceries', Cutlery,
And a general assortment of goods
needed by everybody, and sell them as
cheap as the cheapest, ai 158A- Broad
street, Augusta, Ga.
Friends and strangers, call and see the
“Live Tin and Lamp Men,” and the low
prices will astonish von.
no. 2 —tf J. M. HARP & W. J. FARR.
BOOTS & SHOES
Any quality, at