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M 6!l ‘____ _— ——
(.cord’d Affairs.
. „ ~;ii delivered a powerful lec
fc ' L ., ra i;re in Albany last Sunday
-withEß appeal to the people
t- : ' ! .~v anti treating socie
i Advertiser understands
' . r !;1 to orgauize such aso
- s: r ‘ Its m . will be "No giving nor
ri led spiritual medium, was
' • given a seance in Albany
, „jjf He not only failed to hold
; tfce town, leaving his
. .... Barrett, an old and estinia
. ' An:-i c'. died from neuralgia
. - ,<• su i:.iay night, ia the fifty sixth
. er states that on Sat
. : i iopened on the Mo
ri iiu r -d to the passenger
: _. r; , .r■ -iy did not result seii
. ' wur . s few miles of Thomas
■' _ ;■ - j was in some unaccounta
‘ . ■ •; -d fr;,in the trucks of a
1 .-n lengthwise ‘- n the side
• Th-* 1" *of the wheels was not
•i Yi inisvith h and been leached
, . the only damage. vUeh
; ■ side of the freght car.
. lB a thousand trials could this
' . ' , „,. n ,.t,;rtwut throwing one or more
■ die entire train, from the track,
rtrsre°d robbery was committed
~ >; v- right, which iscfcroni
i. (An the night in
- • ■ f 11 and 18
-r - lencc of Mt. John Patterson
persons and his
~ iiv L L L . a ißg ivo. was stolen from j
Mr. P. awoke nearly
. . ari i she a.i- mpted to riec some :
■ a tfce head with a stick and |
■ ■ at tee fr->r.t .1 r. The How Tailed I
h.nieuureiv renseiess. and in a stupor *
; . ;; ■ ■: rtt iti-j s There he found I
r ion. saw the |
- ■ „ stai t >.ie The odor of the thloro- j
■ -,i f perteptible. and it was s .on |
. ; s t Mrs. Patterson was tinier the
c: o-f ' There is no clue to tfce perpe
•i: - ?v;t th .iB e.-s have be*n notifi.al aud
* U.-;r u: -t tj bring the guilty ones to
V. .-Klr-ivX* fft-rc’.t.-y says the roads in i
Ws.-h a county are improving, in
- -f afr-v day3 of pleasant weath
- i'id the pUctrr is busy picking the iate
.aUr-e am<- tot of rhi.h is stdl in the
Xhe Conyers U'vfrty states that n’.u'.es are
A ;u Rockdale county, and
.....1 • fr on fifteen to twenty per
cer kgnrr than ia previous years.
The AZb.try Stvs n-i l Advertiser thus tells
i ,“• t man was killed by a
s>,ro "he .i-i.n '.imt on Satur ay n'ght
las*. vb:lr s crowd f white and black men
*revs- ■b; a t g 'b>-r:i- ah Uie.at Pe.httn,
Sr c- u.iry. a awto was committed
>rthef ■ ..!-g circumstances: A negro
v tue.rca jig. A white matt by the name
rf U.> ais s -:r ling by. r.r -1 begeji ‘patting
Ike negro tt cpited
:> -i n’. •<; and d—a you, I
It-itr astr.i >i u t> rat for me. Attend to !
b > ilcre the white man '
t • f: a fc s .-.-at. whereujsjn the negro j
ncaj ••• iacl fired at him, the ball taking |
:*’d ’ uc.rr his chin, and he fell dead. !
ed fr -m the building, and
tad net been captured,
itti wfoalasmer, and the Governor should
v t ■ ■■:, - a reward for the capture
s.'cfcinilaia."
Sajs th- , ;t ficrnl t: ‘ Last week the
. tying on the Law
- .; sj. sinned after a delay of
me on aec imt
r..;- on M today the weather j
“• - hough there was during the
‘ i • i--at i- ,u-.w that melted as it fell.
'• ■ ‘'• irsable spell has at last
‘ ’ • • *e will have an opportU'd
i rapidly. We un
' 4,..:.- ; r - :s at work aud that the
rt ; . run,',: .' to the Peachtree road. !
.. •i .j. at; uwannee has j
•■•‘>;vi-ri fr-ght on ac.‘ount of the
f ' • ' • t'“ wagon roadr. and the
• • o- . . r. -a doing a small bttsi
. , track is put down half a
* tanner.
1 P *t Ar-i-e* : “A Deputy
r tii'nel from the
t , '~ f’Wiea.st Georgia reports the
f Collector Andrew
r ‘i b " * se -tion. of t*n illicit stills
unties. 1 hee
• - ilariy, and the
Ud not have
' u gr.il. |.er day. making a
• r .p city of one hundred
ler lay. It is esti
/ ; ~ : than 10.0'' • gallons of mash,
ur troyed r.t the ilislilleties
• ' r Clarke’s force in that section
'■•rive work, and it isc->nfl
t in r. -h r’ ti.ne illicit dis
" / C are in that locality
of January ever forty stills
• r i destroyed. It would seein
' k-■ .rk e ight to have the effect
• irricc,'up the b ; sines*. •’
ttters Farmer's Monthly,
- - "W • acknowledge
ethly for January.
> ‘ ; L '-ri- v bi. have subscribed for
-s r i , 11 "‘b it. It is ably edited
, -oar. aid the get up of it Ls in
•_ very beat style. We again
> j. .. r .nth.y to <nr readers, es
-".rm-rs. iTice $d a year."
% z i " , At e were visited last
11 fix’d, which was as
e rth, though not so
■ oce in t ;e days of Noah,
we ■ r n .’ without damage.
1 een -o h>gh In many
I -who owned land upon
e: sj from the drowning of
fc, ' ,;iV “f fences, etc. Seve r al
l ive been washed away.
’ * dams at C. C. Bowden’s
b.-*~ ; I.‘;iiowdrii’s. nearSiloain, and
' ’- :n,l *'- Richland Creek, at Kim
tfc> b * a< Abo swept away. Ihe
Mku “revetdam Creek at I>*lio's
v died away; so has the one
w■“ V, - ’vrk. on the row leading from
%-’"a
*• -terday a civil engineer
rating the lines of a lot of
■sed as assistance a
cue hundred and
'■ lu oi e sec'ion of the
he lice touches a cer
|- : // i- a beach tree, and upon
* 7 " 1‘“I been marie with an
, • .T.’ "3 > srerday ran his line to
„and. concluding that this
lotion, looked for the mark,
t- .. . ii not Bad it. Taking an
f/vta. ■ . tr T at a P° int A e thought
“■ and, t • his surprise, after
te . l hipped out a block,
/■fc. F 1 ' ! ‘ r ‘fical mark rtferred to
: "*' ti'“f ene hundie-i and
1 he . u,arli was perfect,
‘ tc:. *I? r ',? vn . an - covered up. At
coljny, and some
‘ aution.try war. The deed
e '“, 4 "Sheriff Rape and Dr.
' iy county, passed through
=J* , ®u* iay. havinif in their cus
. * ooy only seven years old,
.4- about eighteen, whom they
t . f. *- ace Asy.um at Miiledge
i -. wn adjudged lunatics by a
fi y '-ouaty. The negro,
" J* moreover deprive of
,' >•• a ad hearing, and is a pitia
./• -t s T be shite child Is the
52 It ; ever known to go to the
; •- ,“ r,r articulate a word, but
aa.l intelligent child with the
;/* —*-• " i misf )rtUEe We presume
what th *T were doing
110:1 und Recorder thus
*s experienced dur
/■ ■ *" the Oconee: “A series of
Jb.- Tii -ker plantation in
<*• u lt > when tbe late
, behest, which were, fortu
; > :. results An effort was
S•'•* ’ b. T -cker's mules, which
■'oi?"'- ii- c J, , , Si 'ie of the river. Two
■ 'a,. rdan and Preston Cullens,
■ . 1 remove the mutes to
■;> *'- r .* .‘ r „ : Jit capsized with them
H 4 .. t . f.’.' '’ i e shore. They saved
I •**,; ’ ia-/h-Vi™ *° ?***• Jlr . John
■-v / ;r, l■ % ar -d rescued one of
■ j-’t-r.e) Ef ,‘ l .Bn-wn then took the
■3; itfi- ,j' ' h “ o;her negra When
t.l ij, ‘ er. the heat ’timed over
■N Sfr f '-m dr- mft,r * nar
■ . '‘g. in getting Into a
m>t > SSL * :1 f*’ tail anew
■ >; Nivtautho two unlucky
■ * fr^i' rl * “ remembered,
* free*.ng cold. After flv.lc
Savannah morning News.
J. H. ESTILL, PROPRIETOR.
WM made, and now the
™Tu 40 flnd a m ‘ n willing to risk him
ln the hastily con-
I® the meantime the men were
f “ 2s,*? garments. Quite a crowd
,°* the banks of the river.
w ashington, a muscular freed-
J av *® on Captain Latimer’s place, con
sented to undertaJce the perilous task. He was
successful—rescuing the negro first. Returning
b V r .u wn h ® founa It> bands frozen to the
L™*,®*' tree He was, however, finally
brought to shore, in an almost frozen condi
"??■ •’ere promptly administer
®®tta, aad after some time he re
vived, and, at last accounts, was doing well.”
The Louisville Aetrs and Farmer records a
very escape in Jeffer.on county, dur
j“g freshet in the Ogeechee as follows:
On Friday last Dr. Ramsey sent his wagon to
move Mr. Harrison Martin to his place. Mr.
Martin and his little son were ln the wagon. A
negro man was driving. It was necessary for
them to cross Fenn’s bridge. After crossing
the ondge there was a considerable span of
water owing to tbe high rains and the overflow
“*lll *o cross. Th y had gene but a little dis
tance before the mules commenced to flounder
and the wagon to go under. The negro man
cut the mu'es loose and found a solid spot that
elevated him partly out of the water. Mr.
Martin and his son held on to Some small trees.
They hallooed and shouted at the top of their
voices and in about three hours the nearly
frozen party and the mules were rescued by
D. C. Lyons, Charly Kendall and Ivv Stevens.
Dr. Ramsey gave these gentlemen ten dollars
for raving his mules. The wagon wiil be
looked after later.”
The Claims of the Nejjro Race to Place
in President (iarfleld’s Cabinet
Savannah, Ga , February I.— Editor
Morning News: Will you allow me, through
the columns of your very popular journal,
to say something ia regard to what is being
so much talked about in the public press,
that is the placing of a colored man in the
Cabinet of James A. Garfield, President
elect ?
We, as a race, do cot demand a position
ia the department of the General Govern
ment simply on account of color, but we
ask for a representation in the government
as a right. iSvery other nationality
has it, and why not we * We repre
sent cne-tenth of the population of this
great and growing republic, pay taxes in
proportion to our wealth, and poll eight
hundred thousand votes. Now, are we to
continue to support a party, and help keep
it ln power, because it bears the name of
having given the right of suffrage to five
millions of its subjects? It was only right
and just that they should have had it, after
they fought for it, although it was not given
them until it became a necessity.
I cannot see why any set of voters should
be compelled to sustain and keep a party in
power, .when it fails to accord to, and give
them that recognition which belongs to them
as a part and parcel of this great Union.
I’, is true, a great many of our prominent
statesmen have said that it is too soon for
us to demand our rights as American citi
zens, and we are not taken iuto considera
tion in the great contests between the two
parties during a campaign, but the question
is always 3 fc ked by the press, Uow will the
Irish go? How about the German vote? but
nothing is ever said or asked how the ne/ro
will go, until you hear someone say, “Ob,
well, he is compelled to vote the Republican
ticket.”
For sixteen years we have stood nobly by
the colors of the Republican parly, but if
we fail to get proper recognition of our
rights from the President-elect, we will
know what to do In the future. We do not
say we will join the Democratic psrty, but
we will have the balance of power and
make such terms as will enable us to pro
cure fit representation in the departments of
tbe General Government.
How was it that Hon. Carl Sehurz became
a Cabinet officer? Because the Germans
demanded to be represented in that body,
and he, being the most available one, was
appointed. It is true that there are some
colored men in the employment of the
government, but how many of them til! first
class positions? Not one. They do not
even occupy second clas places.
In this State how many of the first class
positions are filled 'by colored men? Not
any, and yet there are as many as ten really
go id places.
Some say we cannot give the bond re
quired. Just try some of us and let ns
see.
Noble man and true,
High low, old or young, wherever you may be,
Awake, arise, east off this lethargy,
Your ancient faith renew,
A cd set your hands to do the task
That freemen have to do.
Progress.
THE YORKTOWN CENTENNIAL
CELEBRATION.
Programme of 'lie Ceremonies.
The Centennial celebration at York
town, Ya., will begin on the sth of Oc
tober next, on which day the officials
who were coDDected with the Centennial
celebration of the Declaration o? Inde
pendence, at Philadelphia, in 1870, wiil
be present and participate in the open
ing ceremonies. If the French Govern
ment accepts the invitation to pariici
paie, the representatives of that country
will be formally received by tbe United
States Centenml Commission on the 6tli
of October. On tbe 7th tliev wiil be en
tertained by the States of Virginia and
Pennsylvania, and subsequently by tbe
Colonial Northern and Southern States
jointly. It is now understood that the
War Department will make a complete
exhibit at Yorktown during tbe celebra
tion of all the arms in use by that depart
ment, both great and small, and that tbe
Navy Department will do the same.
The exhibit will be supplemented by
all of the private manufacturers of
small arms in the United States. The
manufacturers of clothing wil! exhibit
model uniforms iu use in both the army
and the navy. Temple farm, upon
which the Moore bouse is still standing,
has been secured by the Citizen’s Asso
ciation organized under the laws of Vir
ginia, for the use of the military and
militia of the United States during tbe
celebration, for encampment and drill
purposes. Seating accommodation will
be furnished for visitors. A narrow
gauge railroad will be constructed from
the landing at the village of Yorktown
to and from the encampments. The
association convey to the Government of
the United States fifteen acres upon
which to erect the monument. The
balance of the farm will be conveyed to
the Government of the United States for
a public park to be consecrated to
“Liberty and Independence,” under the
name of Lafayette Park. Col. Peyton,
who has just returned from Richmond,
states that everythiag essential to the
comfort and convenience of the peop’e
visiting there from every portion of the
United States will be done by the hospi
table people of the Old Dominion.
There is a wealth of hidden and visi
ble treasure al! along the line of the
Alabama and Great Southern Railroad
from Chattanooga to Birmingham, a dis
tance of 142 miles. On the Lookout
Mountain side of the narrow valley’
through which the road runs is coal, and
on the right or Sand lliil side is iron.
Rich indications of thjs wealth may
often be seen from the car window. The
coal is in seams or strata from one to
larelve feet in thickness, and extends
back into and apparently through the
mountain. On the other side, the raDge
seems to be composed of iron ore alone, ,
the hill being as bare as though there was
not even soil enough to support shrub
bery sufficient to hide its bleak and naked
sides. All along the very road bed ore
rich enough to yield seventy-five pounds
of pig metal to the hundred pounds of
ore is so plentiful as to be gathered up by
the wagon load, the ton, the car load, or
even the ship load, from the very sur
face, almost without the use of tbe pick.
Large amounts are so gathered and
Blacked along the track, according to the
convenience of farmers, miners and
others living along the line. In places
many carloads thus collected are gathered
by trains sent from Chattanooga for the
purpose. Between the schedule time of
other trains these cars are filled, hauled
and delivered at the blast furnaces, thus
making a profitable pursuit for hundreds
of people, and leaving ample room for
the employment of thousands more.
A lady of Marianna, Fla., writes: “I ap
plied to a physician here for a prescription
for sick headache, with which 1 have been
afflicted many years. He recommended
Tutt’s Pills. They acted like a charm. I
•an now attend to my school without any
pain or tnoonvsnlenca. It Is tbe beat medi
cine I have ever taken. May yon meet with
tbe reward you deserve.
“Anna Jbhkxns.”
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS.
The Indian Question Under Dincna
alon In the House—A message from
the President— Sir, Morgau’* Elec
toral Count Resolutions Passed by
tbe Seuate The Interoceanic
Canal.
HOCSS PROCEEDINGS.
Washington, February 2.— ln the House,
Mr. Scales, of North Carolina, Chairman of
the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported
back the resolution calling on the Secretary
of the Interior for copie* of all papers
which had been filed in Lis office daring the
last eighteen months relative to complaints
and chargee against any Indian agent,
inspector, clerk or other officer in the
Indian service, and also for information as
to what steps had been taken to prosecute
tbe same. Adopted.
The Speaker laid before the House a mes
sage from the President transmitting the
report of the commission appointed to ascer
tain facts relative to the removal of the
Ponca tribe of Indians to the In
dian Territory, and to inquire into its
present condition, and also the declaration
made by the chiefs of that tribe setting
forth the compensation which they will ac
cept for their lauds and for injuries done to
the tribe by its removal to the Indian Ter
ritory.
Alter quoting from the reports of the Sec
retary of the Interior, Agent E. A. Howard,
and the Senate Committee upon the sub
ject, the President sa.e: “The report of
the commission appointed by me and the
testimony taken by them add very little to
what was already contained ln the official
repot te of the Secretary of the Interior, and
the report of the Senate Committee touch
ing the injustice done to the Ponca Indians
by their removal to the Indian Territory.
Happily, however, the evidence reported by
the commission and their recommenda
tions point out conclusively the true meas
ure of redress which the Government of the
Uuited States ought now to adopt.
“The commission, in its conclusions,omit
to state important facts as to the present
condition of the Poncas in the Indian Ter
ritory. but the evidence they have reported
shows clearly and conclusively that the
Poncas now residing in that territory, 621
in number, are satisfied with their new
home. They are healthy, comfortable and
contented, and they are freely and firmly
decided to adhere to the choice an
nounced in the letter of October 25, 1880,
and the declaration of December 27,1880,
to remain in the Territory and not to return
to Dakota Territory. The evidence report
ed also shows that a fragment of the Ponca
tribe, perhaps one hundred and fifty in num
ber, which is still in Dakota and Nebraska,
prefer to remain on their old reservation.
“In view of these facts I am confident that
the recommendation of the commission, to
gether with the declaration of the chiefs of
D' cember last, if substantially followed,
will afford a solution of the Podcr question
which is consistent with the wishes and in
terests of both branches of the tribe with
the settled Indian policy of the government,
and as nearly practicable with the demands
of justice. Our general Indian poiicy for
the future should embrace the following
ideas:
“First. The Indians should be prepared
for citizenship by giving to their youug of
both rexes that industrial and' general
education which is requisite to enable them
to be c-elf-supporting and capable of self
proteciiou in civilized communities.
“Second. Lands should be allotted to the
Indians in severalty, inalienable for a cer
'ain period.
“Third. The ludians should have fair com
pensation for their lands not required for
Individual allotments, the amount to be in
vested with suitable safeguards for their
benefit.
“Fourth. With these prerequisites secured
the Indians should be made citizens and in
vested with the rights and charged with the
responsibilities of citizenship.
“It is therefore recommended that legisla
tion be adopted in regard to the Ponca In
dians, authorizing the Secretary of the In
terior to secure to individual members of
tbe Ponca tribe in severalty sufficient land
for their support, inalienable for a term of
years, or until the restriction on inalienation
may be removed by the President. Ample
time and opportunity shall be given to
members of the tribe freely to choose their
allotment*, either on their new or old reser
vation. Full compensation should be made
for land3 to be relinquished and for losses
to them by Sioux depredations, and
by reason of their removal to
the ludian Territory ln the amount
named in the- declaration of tbe chiefs,
made December 27,1880. In short, nothing
should be left undone to show to tbe In
dians that the Government of the United
States regards their rights as equally eacred
with those of its citizens. Tne time has
come when the policy should be to place the
ludians as rapidly as practicable on the
sime footing with other permanent inhabi
tants of this country. I do not undertake
to apportion the blame for the injustice
done to the Poncas. Whether the Executive
or Congress or the public is chiefly in fault
is not'now a qn stion of practical im
portance.
“As the Chief Executive at the time when
the wrong was consummated, I am deeply
sensible that enough of responsibility for
that wrong justly attaches to me to make it
my personal duty and earnest deeire to do
a:l I can to give to these Indian people that
measure of redress which Is required alike
by justice and by humanity.”
The message was ordered printed and
referred to the Committee on Indiau
Affairs.
The post rcute bill was reported from
the Committee on Post Offices aDd Po6t
Roads, and passed.
The House then went into committee of
the whole on the District appropriation
bill, and after adopting several amendments
of local interest, reported it to the House,
and It was paesed.
Mr. Atkins, cf Tennessee, Chairman of
the Committee on Commerce, reported the
legislative, judicial and executive appro
priation bill, which was ordered printed and
recommitted. It appropriates $17,181,000.
After a brief contest between a number i
of members as to the bills which should
have precedence, the House proceeded to :
the consideration of the apportionment |
bill. Pending action, the Speaker laid
before the House a message from the Presi- j
dent transmitting a letter from the Secre- I
tary of tbe Navy recommending an appro- !
prlarion of $200,000 for the establishment of
naval stations on the American isthmus.
Referred to the Appropriations Committee. I
Mr. Cox then spoke at length upon the
apportionment bill, and, at the conclusion
of his argument, the House adjourned.
SENATE PROCEEDINGS.
In the Senate, the Vice President having
submitted the message of the President of
the United States on
transmitting the report of the commission,
with the testimony taken by it, and also
tbe minority report of Mr. Alien, of the
commission, when the reading of the same
was proceeded with, occupying fifteen min
utes.
Mr. Hoar, referring to the concluding
sentence, in which tbe President expresses
the desire that fail reparation for the wrong
done to the tribe shall bo made during his
term of office, commended it as a most
manly and magnanimous utterance.
On motion of Mr. Kirkwood, the message
and accompanying papers were then refer
red to a special Ponca committee.
Mr. McPherson, from the Committee on :
Naval Affairs, reported favorably the bill
appropriating SIOO,OOO to equip a vessel to
go in search of the Arctic exploring steam- j
er Jeannette. Mr. McPherson said; “We
would ask consideration of the bill to-mor- ■
row.”
On motion of Mr. Morgan, the Benate
then took up his electoral count resolutions
of a previous day, and, at Mr. Morgan’s j
suggestion, they were amended In minor
details so as to make them concurrent, and ;
to provide for two tellers Instead of one on
the part of the Senate.
Mr. Morgan, In advocating the resolu
tions as the plan by which a peaceful, or !
derly and regular count would be secured, i
remarked that they followed precedents ln i
former similar instances and were ln accord
with precedents running back to 1837.
Mr. Edmunds offered an amendment pro- ,
▼lding that the two houses assemble ln the
Senate chamber Instead of the hall of the
Sense for the purpose of counting the
electoral votes.
Mr. Thurman opposed the amendment,
and Mr. Hoar spoke In opposition to the
resolutions.
Mr Garland spoke ln support of the reso
lutions, and Mr. Ingalls in favor of Mr.
Edmonds’ amendment.
Mr. Hill, Of Georgia, after observing that
the election of Garfield and Arthur waa con
ceded, and that not the slightest intimation
had been given from any quarter that the
result waa to be disturbed, proceeded to ex
plain that the meeting of the Georgia
electoral college on the Wednesday
after the first Monday of December,
Durauant to a law of the State, Instead of
on the first Wednesday of December, as
directed by act of Congress, was due solely
to a mistake by the Legislature which
passed the law. The Legislature supposed
tiiat the day designated by It was ldentlesl
SAVANNAH, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1881.
with the one indicated by Congress, and
overlooked the fact that the “Wednesday
after the first Monday” of December might
be the second Wednesday of r.be month. In
consequence, the electoral vote of the Btate
was cast one week later than the appointed
day. He said he desired in this connection
to deny the lnsinnation which bad been
made that the action of the Legislature was
due to an intention on their part to hold the
S'.ate law supreme and above the Federal
law. No such intention had ever been en
! tertalned. He agreed with the Senator from
Ohio (Thurman) that there was no doubt as
jto the illegality of the vote thus cast. He
regarded the act of Congress as mandatory,
being designed to secure uniformity in the
time of meeting of the electoral colleges.
Mr. Jones, of Florida, thought the discus
sion of the Georgia question premature, but
desired to express his dissent from the con
clusions of the Senators from Ohio and
; Georgia (Thurman and Hili) on that point.
He said the constitutional provision under
which the act of Congress was passed pro
vided that Congress “may” prescribe the
day, and that if it shall undertake to
I exercise the power of preserving the day it
! “shall” make the day uniform throughout
' the country. He did not regard this as
mandatory either as to the time or place of
meeting. If for reasons over which human
authority could have no control, such as a
foreign Invasion, a breach of the peace, or
the prevalence of an epidemic, the electors
of a State were prevented from meeting
at the State capltol, the vote of that
State ought nevertheless to be counted
by Congress. He thought that in any such
case it would be proper to make an excep
tion, and he would hesitate long before dis
franchising a State under such circum
stances.
A short colloquy took place between
Messrs. Hill, Jone sand Morgan, after which
Edmunds’ amendment was rejected by a
party vote of 35 to 22.
Discussion of the resolution was then
resumed.
Mr. Eaton said he wanted the decision of
the Senate on a disputed question, whether
the President of the Senate had the right to
count the electoral vote. He there
fore, moved to amend that part of the
resolutions requiring the tellers of the two
Houses to make a list of the votes as they
shall be declared, by striking therefrom the
words “as they shall be declared,” and sub
stituting in lieu thereof the words “as the
certificates shall be opened by the President
of the Senate.”
Mr. Thurman opposed Mr. Eaton’s amend
ment as unnecessary, for the reason that
the words “as they shall be declared” had
never been taken, even by implication, to
convey the idea that tbe President of the
Senate had the right to count the vote ln
the sense of deciding for whom the vote
was or was not cast.
Tbe disenrsion was continued by Messrs.
Blaine, Thurman, Morgan, Hill, Eaton,
Bayard and others.
Mr. Eaton’s amendment was rejected—
ayes 27, nay 6 33 —the vote not being a party
one, nor a test of the Senate upon the
merits of the proposition. Affirmative
responses largely came from the Republi
can side, while the negative vote included
much of the strength of the supporters of
the resolutions, who were apparently indis
posed to imperii their success in the'House
by appending the amendment.
Tne resolutions reported by Mr. Morgan
as a substitute for the original resolution
on the subject were then adapted on a viva
voce vote, and the Cleik was directed to in
form the House accordingly.
The pensiou appropriation bill was then
taken up, in order to allow Mr. Voorhees to
speak on the pending amendment known
as the “fcixty surgeons’ bill,” aud, at the
conclusion of Lis remarks, the Senate ad
journed.
TUK INTEROCEANIC SHtr CANAL.
The select committee of the House
on the Interoceanic Ship Canal
held a short session this morn
ing and consumed the time till the
hour of adjournment in discussion with
out arriving at any conclusion. It was de
veloped that the majority of the committee
favor tfce ship railroad scheme of Captain
Eids, though a wide divergence of opinion
seems to exist as to the precise manner in
which the government shall be asked to
lend its countenance and indorsement. The
committee adjourned till Saturday, when it
is believed a vote will be reached upon a
definite proposition touchiug the Eads
scheme as opposed to either of the proposed
canals.
THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE.
Yesterday’s Proceedings ln Both
Houses—Bills Introduced In the
Senate and Assembly.
Tallahassee, February 2 —ln the Senate,
the following bills were introduced :
By Mr. Mallory—For the protection of
passengers and employes of railroads; also,
a local option bill to regulate the sale of in
toxicating liquors.
By Mr. Willard—Requiring magistrates to
give bond.
By Mr. Delano—Creating the liabilities of
railroads for injuries to passengers.
By Mr. Duncan—A bill in relation to the
relinquishment of dower.
By Mr. McKay—ln relation to married
women.
By Mr. McKinne—Providing for widows
and families of deceased persons.
The following were introduced in the
Assembly:
By Mr. Bryan—ln relation to tbe cancel
lation of mortgages.
By Mr. Armistead—For punishing va
grants.
By Mr. Pillock—Providing medicines and
medical aid for the poor.
By Mr. Robinson—Defining a lawful
fence.
By Mr. Cooper—Providing tummary pro
ceedings against delinquent tenants.
Mr. Bevllle introduced several resolutions
amending the constitution.
NEW ORLEANS MURDER TRIALS.
Manslaughter and Harder—The
Late Killing on the Rrltlah Hark
Queen of Natlona-The Carpenter
and Nailer Acquitted.
New Orleans, February 2.—The jury in
the murder case who had been out since 6
o’clock Monday afternoon, came into
court at 3 p. m. to-day and gave
the following verdict: “Manuie Al
phonse guilty of manslaughter, and
earnestly tecommended to the mercy
of the court, Chas. Ferari aud Edward
Chevillon, alias Perique, guilty of murder,
without capital puuishment.” The case
will be appealed to the Supreme Court.
The trial of William Norraau (in English
man), carpenter, aud Herman Schultz, a
Norwegian sailor, of the British bark Queen
of Nations, for the murderjof the mulatto
cook, George Treadwell, on board the bark
on Bnnday night, January 16’h, took
place to-day. The British Consul, De
Fon Blanque, defended Norman,
while Theo. Helman, Consul for
Norway and Sweden, was present with
counsel for Bcbul!z. After a number ol
witnesses had been examined District At
torney Baker abandoned tbe prosecution on
account of tbe insufficiency of the testi
mony, and the jury, by direction of Judge
I.uzeiibenr, rendered a verdict of acquittal.
THE STORMING OF GEO-K-TEPE.
A Haud-to-lland Fight on tbe While
—Terrible Slaughter of Teltke 'for*
comtnt-Uen. Skobelefn* Account.
St. Petersburg, February 2. —General
Skobeleff’s detailed account of the storming
of Geo k Tepe, shows that the Russian as
sault was made simultaneously by dis
tinct columns, and that the final breaches
were made by the explosion of mines. Sev
eral hundred Tekke Turcomans were burled
in one explosion. A hand-to-hand fight
with the Tekket on tho walls lasted
over an hour. Afterward there was
desperate fighting inside tbe walls of the
fortress. The day was finally decided by
the capture of the hill redoubt of Dengel
Tepe. Over 4,000 corpses of Tekkes wsre
found inside the fortress. The trenches
were also filled with corpses. Numbers
were killed during the pursuit. Four
thousand families were found in the fortress
and 700 Persian prisoners.
Au Important Verdict.
Mobile, Ala , February 2—ln the ease
of the United States vs J. B. Calthonn, for
trespassing upon public land by boxing
trees for turpentine, the jury returned] a
verdict for the government for $3,706 yes
terday, This It tha first verdict ever re
turned for tbe government in these caeea.
Nothing is too good for our baby—no, not
even Cuticura Soap.
AN END TO OBSTRUCTION.
REVOLUTIONARY MEASURES IN
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
The Resalt of an Appeal to the
Chair—How the Speaker Broke up
the Long Bei*lon-The Demand for
Urgency and the Extraordinary
Powers With Which he la Vested
—The Irish Members Indignant.
London, February 2 —ln the House of
Commons last night Wm. Henry Smith,
Conservative, and formerly First Lord of
the Admiralty, rose to a question of order
and said Mr. Parnell was one of eleven
members who had spoken one hundred and
thirty three times on motions for adjourn
ment. Mr. Smith summoned Dr. Piayfair
to name Mr. Parnell as guilty of willful ob
struction. Mr. Piayfair ruled that a suffi
cient case was not made out for such pro
ceedings.
Mr. Milbank, Conservative member for
Yorkshire, rose to a point of order. He
said Mr. Blggar bad just applied to him the
epithet of “fool,” with a foul prefix.
Dr. Playfair ruled that the expression
was disorderly.
Another motion for adjournment having
been negatived, Mr. Biggar rose on a mat
ter of privilege. He said Mr. Milbank had
crossed the floor of the House and called
him an impudent scoundrel. Mr. Biggar
denied that he had called Mr. Milbank a
fool.
Mr. Milbank said Le distinctly heard Mr.
Bigear use the expression.
Dr. Playfair said it was the duty of Mr.
Milbank to apologize to the House for call
ing Mr. Biggar a scoundrel, but not to Mr.
Biggar.
Mr. Milbank then made apology in ac
cordance with the decision of the Deputy
Speaker.
This incident terminated aud the House
resumed debate.
London, February 2, 9 a. m— In the
House of Commons Mr. Commins, Home
Rule member for Roscommon, resumed his
seat at 3:45 this morning, after having spo
ken nearly two hours, members
rose to points of order while he was speak
ing, but Deputy Speaker P.eyfair stated
that although Mr. Commins wss greatly
trying the patience of the House, he was in
order.
The House was still in session at 5 o’clock
a. m. At 9a. m. tile debate was continued,
when the Speaker, who had resumed the
chair, relieving Deputy Speaker Playfair,
declined to allow the debate to continue
longer. A scene of great excitement then
occurred.
At 9:30 a. m. a division was taken, with
the result that the government obtained
leave to bring in the bill for tbe protection
of life and property in Ireland by a vote of
104 to 19. The Home Rule members then
left the House in a body, and the bill was
read for the first time. A second reading
was fixed for noon to day.
The House then adjourned, having sat
continuously for about forty two hours.
It ia understood that the appeal to the
authority of the Chair, which eventually
was successful in stopping obstruction in
the Hquse, w’as agreed upon by the leaders
both o 1 the Liberal and Conservative party.
The final 3peech before the intervention of
the Speaker was made by Mr. Biggar, who
concluded by expressing bis wish for the
success of Fentanism.
Daring Mr. Biggar’s speech Premier Glad
stone entered the House aud was loudly
cheered. It was at this point that the
Speaker resumed the chair at 9 o’clock a.
m. He immediately said: “ During forty
one hours the House has been occupied by
repeated motiotis for adjournment, sup
ported by small minorities, in opposition to
the general sense of the House, and a
crisis has arisen which demands
the prompt interposition of the
Chair and House. A measure recommended
as urgent in Her Majesty’s speech a month
ago fs being arrested by an inconsiderable
minority, and it is necessary to vindicate
the credit and authority of the House. I
am satisfied that I shall best carry out its
will aud may rely upon its support if I de
cline to call upon any more members to
speak, and immediately proceed to put the
several questions to a vote. It will be ne
cessary lor the House to assume more effi
cient control over its debates or entrust
greater authority to the Chair.”
The Speaker was repeatedly enthusias
tically cheered.
A vote of 164 to 19 on division, at 9:30 a.
m., was that on which the amendment to
adjourn debate was rejected.
The S; caker put the motion that leave be
given to bring in the protection bill. The
Home Rulers here for a few minutes shout
ed “Privilegi!! Privilege!!! and then, as
the Speaker still remained standing, they
alijleft tbe House in a body, bowing to the
Speaker as they did so, the other members
cheering their departure. The motion that
leave be given to bring in the bill was then
unanimously agreed to.
Mr. Gladstone then announced that he
would move on Thursday that if, on notice
being given that the business of the House
is argent, and if, on the call of the Speaker,
forty members shall support the de
mand for urgency, the Speaker shall
forthwith put the question without
debate, amendment or adjournment, and If
the question of urgency be decided in tbe
affirmative by three to one, then the powers
of the House for the regulation of its busi
ness shall be vested in and remain with the
Bpeaker uuti! he shall declare that the state
of public business is no longer urgent.
Mr. Gladstone gave notice that he pro
poses to follow the motion above referred
to by a resolution declaring that the state
of the public business is urgent.
Debate on A. M. Bullivan’s motion to
adjourn continues. Mr. Sullivan made an
iodlgosnt speech. Mr. Gray, Home Ruler,
seconded the motion for adjournment.
The Speaker, interposing at the com
mencement of Mr. Gray’s speech, said he
did not intend to use menace, but he wished
to caution Ihe members.
Mr. Gladstone deprecated adjournment.
Mr. Cowen, Liberal, and Lord Churchill.
Conservative, supported the motion to ad
journ.
Sir Stafford Nortbcote, Conservative, sup
ported the government in its desire to pro
ceed to a second reading of Mr. Forster’s
protection bill.
Messrs. Shaw and Labouteher, and mott
of the Irish members and Independents
supported the motion for adjournment.
Mr. Giron, Advanced Liberal, said he
thought Ireland would regard the action of
the House as an attempt to crush the liber
ty of speech of the Irish members.
It is stated in a telegram from the Home
of Commons that there is every probability
that auother session will be wasted.
London, February 2, 130 p. m. —The
Speaker’s Interference, which closed the
obstructive debate in tbe House of Com
mens this morning, and forced the finel
reading of tbe protection bill, was evident
ly prearranged, as he read from manuscript
the statement in which he announced that
t,hc crisis had arisen demanding the inter
ference of the Chair and House.
On the reassembling of the House, the
Speaker, replying to Mr. Labourchere, Lib
eral, said he had acted solely on his own
responsibility.
Mr. Parnell said he also wished to call at
tention to the Speaker’s ruling.
Tbe Speaker informed Mr. Parnill that it
was not a question of privilege, and he must
therefore give notice.
Mr. A. M. Sullivan, Home Ruler, moved
au adjournment of the House to enable the
Speaker to search for precedents for his
ruling.
A lively discussion is progressing. Tbe
House is crowded, every available seat being
occupied.
LoNDON.February 2,5:30 r m —The debate
in the House of Commons still continues.
Several violent scenes took place, and there
were calls of “order.” On Mr. Gladstone’s
pointing out that some of A. M. Sullivan’s
comments on the conduct of the Speaker
were not in order, Mr. Sullivan shook his
fist at Mr. Gladstone, and said be thanked
God that the rules of the House were not
in Mr. Gladstone’s hands.
Mr. Mitchell Henry said he considered
the Irish members had taken an untenable
position; that they misrepresented the
opinions of the country ana sacrificed the
rights of the people.
Mr. Henry was interrupted by Mr. Philip
Callan and other members, who accused
him of attributing falsehood to Mr. Parnell.
London, February 2, 6:30 r. M —The de
bate poatlnnes. The Irish members, up to
5:35 p. m., continued their obstructive mo
tions. As the House rises at 6 o’clock p.
m. on Wednesday they will doubtless be
successful ln preventing Mr. Forster from
moving a second reading of his bill and
malting the usual explanatory statement on
doing so, though he has urged the con
venience of that coarse.
The speeches of the Irish members show
much heat and indignation. Mr. O’Odon
neli maintained that the House should ad
journ, as otherwise Mr. Forster would have
an opportnulty to make an inflammatory
statement, which would go forth without
contradiction.
After tbe motion to adjourn had been
negatived, tho Irish members, to prevent
Mr. Forster from making hi* statement,
objected to every bill upon tbe order of
the day, thus occupying time null! the
House was obliged to adjourn, just pre-
vious to which Mr. Redmond, the new
member for New Ross, took his seat.
The Glebe, this afternoon, says the door
of Mr. Gladstone’s residence in Downing
street has been guarded by policemen
Light and day recently in view of a possible
Fenian attack. Mr. Gladstone was followed
at a distance by policemen when he went to
the House of Commons to-day.
Although tbe I\M Mall Gazette'* leading
article thl* afternoon is headed “Tbe
Speaker’s Coup d’Etat,” that journal
justifies the course pursued by
the Speaker and says the step is an exceed
ingly strauge one, but nothing less than a
strange step could have met the emergency.
It is revolutionary, but Parnell’s party is
revolutionary, and they must take tbe con
sequences of waging in Parliament that war
which they are not strong enough to wage
in the field. As they have broken the tra
ditions ot the Parliamentary game, they
have no right to complain If the same tra
ditions are broken by their adversaries.
Of Mr. Gladstone’s proposal, the Pall Mall
Gazette says: “The power entrusted to the
Speaker is unlimited. The proposal Is of
the gravest character, and wili demand
most careful and anxious consideration.
The public is hardly prepared for the
method of turning the and flieulty in which
the responsibility is thrown entirelv upon a
single man.”
The St. James Gazette, In a leading article
headed “Anarchy Complete," adversely
criticises the course pursued by the Speaker
and declares that Mr. Gladstone’s proposal
contains none of those careful aud liberal
provisions for the protection of the just
rights of minorities which we were told it
would contain.
THE FIRE IN PLYMOUTH, N. C.
Further Particulate—Stores, Her
cbandltfO and Warehouses De
stroyed—A List of the Losers and
Losses-Over $127,000.
Raleigh, N. C , February 2.—The fire at
Plymouth, N. C., destroyed the business
portion of the place, which was built up
with stores and warehouses. The court
house was built of brick. The fire, be
ginning in an office near the centre of
Water street, worked Its way both up and
down that street until it had swept it clean,
not a building being left. The following is
a list of the buildings and stocks, with the
losses:
Hcrnthal & Bro., four buildings, Includ
ing their store aud stock of merchandise.
Loss $25,000.
J. F. Norman, store and stock of mer
chandise, and two other buildings. Loss
$20,000.
J. P. Newberry, three buildings and stock
of merchandise, and one hundred bales of
cotton. Loss $20,000.
J. W. Ayres, store and stock of merchan
dise. Loss $3,000
Wm. Ayres, stock of merchandise.
N. J. Norman, two storehouses. Loss
$2,000.
W. H. Ward, druggist, entire stock. Loss
$1,500.
John Piercy, store and stock. Loss
$2,000.
Bunch & Bros., stock and store. Loss
$2,000.
N. B. Yerger store and stock. Loss
$2,000.
Wm. Harrison, stock. Loss $2,500.
Sarnuei Wiggins, bakery and stock. Loss
SSOO.
James Burgwynne. Loss SSOO.
Grace Protestant Episcopal Church. Loss
$5,500.
Jackson & Postern, store and stock. Loss
$6,000.
James E Jackton, store and office. Lore
$4,000.
Mrs. Whitehurst, two houses. Loss $7,000.
James M. Reid, 100 bales of cotton. Loss
$5 000.
Horctbal & Brother about 50 bales of cot
ton and 100,000 shingles. Loss $7,500.
Joseph Newberry, storehouse. Loss SSOO.
It,has Latham, law office, library, etc. Loss
$2,000.
W. 11. Hampton, warehouse and three
seines. Loss $3,000.
Samuel Latham, warehouse and one seine.
Loss $2,000.
8. 8. Armsted, office. Loss SSOO.
Court house valued at $6,000 Z
J. P. Swain, store and stock. Ross $1,500.
T. E terton, store and stock. Loss SI,OOO.
Sundry small losses aggregating $5,000.
The steamer Oriole, Captain Solon Askew,
fteamed up in tho rear of the burn
ing bouses ami saved considerable property.
The losses amount to $127,500. Besides the
buildings destroyed 250 bales of cotton
were burned, and 100 000 shingles. Horn
thal & Bro. and J. F. Norman were par
tially insured. The other losers had no in
surance whatever. The church burned
waa built of brick and wa* handsome in
design.
THE NEW YORK STOCK MARKET.
An Advance lu the Karljr Dealing*,
With a Sutxequent Reaction,
New York, February 2.— The stock mar
ket opened strong and higher, and in the
early dealings advanced aud 2)f per
cent., the latter in Texas Pacific, but subse
quently reacted %i\-% per cent., Western
Union leading the downward movement.
Toward coon speculation became strong
aud prices again took an upward turn, and
an an advance of U to 2% per cent, was re
corded, iu wtiich Elevated Railway shares,
Texas Pacific, Alton and Terre Haute pre
ferred, and Kansas and Texas, were most
prominent.
During the afternoon the market became
irregular, and toward the close prices fell
off, the fiDal sales showing a decline of
to 3)y per cent., Manhattan and Metropoli
tan E evated, Lake Shore, New York Cen
tral, Granger shares, Canada Southern and
Lake Erie and Western being conspicuous
in the decline. The transactions aggregated
485,003 share s.
Weather Indication*.
Office Chief Signal Observer, Wash
ington, February 2. —Indications for
Thursday:
Iu the South Atlantic States, partly cloudy
weather, winds mostly northeasterly, falling
followed by rising temperature, aud rising
barometer.
In the Middle Atlantic States, warmer,
clear or partly cloudy weather, northwest
erly winds generally shifting to eou heast
erly, and stationary or falling barometer.
Ia the E.:st Guif States, slightly warmer,
clear or partly cloudy weather, winds most
ly north easterly, and stationary or falling
barometer.
In the West Gulf States, warmer, clear or
partly cloudy weather, variable winds,
mostly southerly, and falling barometer.
In Tennessee and tbe Ohio valley, warmer
and partly cloudy weather, areas of rain or
snow, northeast veering to southsast winds,
and falling barometer.
Lynch Law ta New Mexico.
Galveston, February 2.—A dispatch from
Albuquerque, New Mexico, reports that
Pera.Barrea and California Joe. arrested for
the murder of Colonel Charles Potter, of the
Geological Survey, were taken from jail on
Sundsy night by masked men aud hanged
on the porch of the building. Not a word
was spoken, and It was scarcely fifteen
minutes from the time the band approached
i ho jtil until the three men were d'sposed of.
The Sheriff is on the track of Lieber, the
principal in the crime.
Placed Under Bondi-Suicide.
Galveston, February 2.— A special from
Bryan, Texas, says: “P. Boyett surrendered
to the authorities and was placed under
$5,000 bonds for bis appearance to answer
the charge of killing Dr. L. Erwin.”
A special from Herne, Texas, eays ; “8.
A. Dean, of Nesbitt, Mias., committed
suicide near here yesterday morning. The
cause was remorse, ha having killed a par
ticular friend of his at home. He was a
fugitive from justice.”
Another Highway Robbery In
TtXM,
Galveston, Tex., February 2.—A San
Antonio dispatch says: “Last night the
east-bonnd stage of the San Antonio and
El Pa*o Line was stopped by two masked
men fifteen miles northwest of Boerne, and
the mail bags robbed of valuable packages.
Tbe driver’s watch was also appropriated.
There were no passengers. The robbers
are thought to be the same party who
robbed the Laredo and Etgle Pass Line
conveyance recently.”
The Pennsylvania Senatorial Con
teat.
Harrisburg, Pa., February 2.—Tho fif
teenth ballot for United States Senator re
sulted to day as follows: Wallace 82. Oliver
80, Grow 54, Hewitt 3, MacVeagh 2, Phillips
2, Baird 1, Agnew 1, Snowden 1, Curtin 1,
George Bbiras, Jr., 1, Wolfe 1. A motion
to meet every day at 3 o’clock for the pur
pose of balloting was not agreed to and the
convertlon adjourned. The scattering votes
came principally from the Oliver men.
“Tune up your voice” and stop coughing
by taking Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup. Price 25
cents, feb3 U
OUR ATLANTA LETTER.
Weather— Florida Excursion—Cen
tral Railroad Fares—Minor Topics
Personal aud General This,
That and tbe Other Personal
Mention—Hon. John H. James aa
Georgia** Jay Gould—Central Rail
road Stork as a Permanent In
vestment—Final Paragraphs.
Atlanta, January 31.—'We have had two or
three pleasant days, for a wonder. Yesterday
was a lovely, mild, sunshiny day, but this
morning a heavy fog prevailed, and still hangs
over the city at noon. We hope, however,
that it is only a temporary matter, and that
pleasant weather wiil be the ‘ silver lining" to
this damp cloud.
There ia great demand here for an excursion
to Florida, aad loud calls for the efficient and
irrepressible J. C. Shaw to put in an appear
ance and head a large party for the “Land of
Flowers,” over the Central Railroad. There
were several such excursions last winter, but X
have heard of none this season. Quite a num
ber of people from adjoining cities have also
written rne on the subject.
Some excitement exists here in regard to the
anticipated action of the Central Railroad to
morrow in the sale of tickets under the Com
mission’s Yhree cents per mile rate. Be
cause the Central did not advertise their ac
ceptance of the rate, it is rumored that thev
wiil not adopt it. This is a mistake. The Cen
tral Railroad will go along and attend to its
business, sell tickets at three cents per mile,
and let the public find it out when they come
to the stations to purchase tickets. lam sorry
for those persons who want to see a conflict
between the Central and ihe Commission, be
cause they wiil be disappointed this time.
MINOR TOPICS.
Atlanta, it is true, reduces the price of gas
to three dollars but not until the Electric
Light Company had applied for a charter. A
similar movement would reduce the price in
Savannah.
The Mornino News says the new and hand
some drinking fountain is a nuisance in it*
present location. You will remember that I
several times warned your City Council not to
locate it where it would obstruct the street or
become a nuisance, as has been the cose here.
Mr. W. G Whidby, formerly of the Atlanta
Constitution, but now of the Air-Line Head
light, a railroad journal published in this city,
is candidate to succeed Mr.Malco’m Johnston
as Secretary of the State Agricultural Society.
The election waa to have been held at Bain
bridge on the Bth instant, but the meeting of
the society is postponed.
It is not Mayor Bwain, but Major David G.
Swain, of Ohio, who ia to be Judge Advocate
General. It ia true that he is ranked by all the
other Judge Advocates except Gardner, still
he has two special claims. He is the only Ohio
man in the lot; but aside from that he is the
ablest and the best fitted for the position.
Major Swain served during the war as Assistant
Adjutant General, and for over ten years has
been a Judge Advocate, He is both able and
experienced, and will make a good successor
to Judge Advocate General Dunn.
The air in this section of the State is full of
railroad talk. It is the Georgia Western or
the Atlanta and Alabama Railroad that Is to
be built at once to supply our city with caal.
The Macon and Brunswick extension to At
lanta iu promised in tbe spring, and Rome has
five or six charters before the Legislature for
railroads in all directions Dahlonega has a
narrow gauge nearly completed to Gainesville,
and the Lawrencevilie Railroad is also pushing
ahead. Roswell is going to have a narrow
gauge to connect with the Air-Line Railway in
the spring. An effort is being made to extend
the Columbus and Rome Railroad on to Green
ville and laGrange. Talbotton is soon to
have her road completed to Geneva, and Buena
Vista has a charter f. r a similar road to tbe
same p ace. Blakely is also bound to have the
Arlington branch extended to that town. Al!
this shows that there is railroad "music in the
air.”
Having been a frequent guest at "Liberty
Hall” during the past ten years, and often wit
nessed his fidelity and kiuiness to hi a master
in sickness, I can but deeply regret to learn of
the death of Harry Stephens. so ion* the body
servant of Hon. Alexander H. Stephens, which
occurred at Crawfordville last week. No visi
tor at "Liberty Hall” will fail to remember
Harry and his excellent wife, or wonder at hia
good fortune in this world’s goods. He was
sober, faithful and industrious, and as the
years rolled by he found himself accumulating
a handsome property. Within a short distance
of "Liberty Hall” he built two fine
residences, and at the time of his 1
death he was worth over fifteen thousand
dollars, a much larger sum than his
distinguished master had saved from his shat- !
tered fortune. Of late years he had been una
ble to attend Mr. Stephen*, and anew and
younger body servant succeeded to the place
he had so long and faithful y occupied. It w 8
some time before Mr. Btephrns’ friend* at >
Washington and in other place* could become ;
reconciled to the absence of Harry’s pleasant !
and familiar greetings. In life he honored ;
every position in which he was placed by his
distinguished master, and in death a whole
community mourned his loss and laid him to
rest in the family graveyard.
THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER.
It is said that Mary Anderson was born in
California and made her debut in Louisville,
Ky , while Mi*a Nellie Calhoun was born ia
South Carolina and made her debut ln Cali
for ia. This makes a fair exchange.
"Uncle Remus” has had a remarkable sale
in this part of the State, the largest probably
in the South, owing in part to the popularity of
its gifted author. The genial Harris has made
a large circle of friends here, and nearly all < f
them feel an interest in the success of his ex
cellent book.
The Atlanta Steam Cotton Factory has fitted
up the rooms lately vacated by the Young
Men’s Library Association, in Grant’s building
opposite the capitol. where it lias offices and
warerooms handsomely arranged. The factory
is running dav and night, and Messrs. Kimball
and Bullock appear to be prospering.
We have had plenty of amusements during
the winter, and despite the rain, snow and
mud, the most of the troupes were well pat
ronized. As to Sarah Bernhardt, who is to be
here on the 16th of February, there is no ex
citement whatever. She will have a good house
and that is about all No one here who is in
terested in the matter will moke a fortune out
of her coming.
Deep regret is felt in this section at tbe death
of the venerabli Rev. Caleb W. Key, of Au
gusta, which occurred last week. In Masonic
circles he had long held a high posi.ion, and in
the Methodist Church he was one of the oldest
and most honored preachers. With the late
Rev. Dr. Lovick Pierce and Rev. Eli Bennett, my
wife's grandfather, he was among the earliest
Itinerant preachers ln Georgia. His son, Kev.
Joseph 8. Key, D. D , of Macon, ha* two sons
in the mioUtry, who, on their maternal grand
mother's side, are the fourth generation of
preachers. Truly God has blessed this good
man in his posterity.
I shall not allow Dr. W. H. Babcock, your
accomplished Jacksonville correspondent, to
cheat me out of my position a* "Historian”
of the Morning News Expedition to discover
that wonderful smoking volcano in Jefferson
county. Fla. I was the first to suggest and
urge an expedition, years ago. and I am still
convinced that Col. Fstill could not embark in
a more praiseworthy undertaking. That "pil
lar of smoke" still rises heavenward to mock
the want of fortitude and enterpri’e that
leaves it year after year a mystery
still unexplored and unexplainable. If
the expedition is started, I should be
more ttian glad to have the learned Doctor
take charge of the scientific department, and
I will attend to the historical details, and in
case he should be gobbled up by a big al lga
t-.r, I will also attend in good style to the bio
graphical department. But, seriously, the
expedition should not be delayed until some
more adventurous spirit penetrates the mys
terious spot.
PERSONAL MENTION.
Judge W. A. Re!d and familv have been in
Atlanta for two week* past, and I learn are ar
ranging to locate here permanently, Mrs. Reid
is the auihoress of "Mufflt” and other of tha
Morning News Serials, aud will be quite an
addition to Atlanta society, as she is a lady of
rare culture and mos’ agreeable manners.
Lieutenant Colonel George P. Andrews, of
the Fourth United States Artillery, has arrived
in San Francisco from Atlanta, and is now in
command of Fort Point, with a deiachmen’ of
his regimen’. General Emory Upton, the Col
onel, has also an ived and is in commend at the
Preside. Before leaving New York, however,
he arranged for anew edition of hi* Aimy
Tac- ics. The main modification will be the in- '
troduction of deployment by numbers in the
school of the company as in the school of the
battalion.
Ido not believe General Howard’s proposed
reforms at West Point Military Academy will
result In the future graduating of a single col
ored cadet. lam almost positive that Henry !
O. Flipper, of Atlanta, will stand forth in his
tory as th* first and last of his race to gradu
ate at that institution. He i* in all respects an
exceptional negro, having n;t only mental
ability, but rare good common sense. This
carried him through at West Point, and has
given him success in the army. He has been
detailed on courts martial -with white officers, '
has been Post Quartermaster, and filled other
important positions, in all of which he has re
flected credit upon himself. He has settled
the question that a colored boy can graduate
at West Point and then serve in the army with
white officers. General Howard, therefore
cannot hope to do more for the negro than
Flipper has done for himself. He succeeded
where all others of his race failed, because he
possessed the one thing need fill-common
sense-which General Howard cannot supply
to future colored cade**.
Georgia's jat govld.
The celebrated New York financier Jay
Gould. Is small in suture and as active as a
young kitten But we h*ve in Georgia a Jay
Gould who ia heavier in build and as slow as an
old fashioned canal boat. His name 1* John H
James, the Atlanta banker and stock broker
I have known him for yearayet never saw him
in a hurry, not even when mixing politics with
hi* financial operations His banking house ia
small in size, is run with rare economy, and
would hardly bo noticed by aa ordinary ob
server. Yet no place ln Atlanta h*e carried
heavier transactions in stocks, or done as large
a banking business ia so quit t a manner.
People have perfect confidence in Mr. James
as an honest, prudent, cletr headed, generous
hearted man, and they trust their business to
him on this account. From a poor plow boy,
working in Atlanta at ten dollars a month, he
has risen to be the owner of the finest private
residence ln this city of elegant homes. And
this, too, while his hand shave ever been open
to atl kinds of calls for chnrche*. asylums and
other charitable associations. When I started
ont to appeal for aid for Savannah during the
last yellow fever scourge. Mr. James addressed
me a note authorizing me to draw on for
my entire expenses curing that service.
8o much by way of preface, as I wish to
show that a man may succeed and get rich
without being sharp, Mingy and domineering
ESTABLISHED 1850.
in his operation*. To-day Mr. James is the
stock king of Georgia, but he rules so quietly
and steadily that few are aware of the uug.- 1-
tu le of his operations He made at one time
nearly fifty thousand dollars In a few days by
the rise in Georgia Railroad stock, of which he
had purchased an immense quantity. He has
also held to his faith in Central Railroad stock,
and within a month has put a cool eveuty-flve
thousand dollars nroflt into his pocket. This
morning I asked him about the rise in Central
stock—if it was a healthy ‘ boom?” He prompt
ly replied that it was, being based upon an
urgent demand for safe investments. Under
our new constitution there are, and can be hut
few, if any, new bonds in the market, and this
gives railroad stocks an advantage never before
had. Central stock must remain a good in
vestment, he says, because It is baaed upon a
sure foundation. The recent securing of the
Philadelphia steamship line has had no little
to do with stiffening the stock in the market.
Mr. James does not agree with Mr. Stephens,
that Georgia is growing poorer, but asserts
most positively that she Is getting richer. No
man is nearer the common people than Mr.
James, who is plain and humble in bis life,
and he spe.'.ks with promptness and decision
on this point Agai 1. he has the most exten
sive knowledge of stocks of any man io Geor
gia, which enable* him to know that th'-ro is
more money than usual seeking a safe invest
ment In good securities He considers Georgia
and Central Railroad stocks in this class, has
bought largely of them himself, and feels as
sured that they are not now inflated, but have
been stiffened in price by an actual increase in
value and security as a permanent investment.
FI SAL PARAGRAPHS.
The contest for Clerk of the Court is still be
fore the Justices’ Court-, and illegal votes have
been found for both Hoi Way, contestant, and
Strong, elec ei. It is a spicy and sharp con
test.
Ex-Mayor W. A. Huff, of con. is now
doing busiarss here, outside of his Markham
House investment, but goes home to Maeon
every Saturday night. Atlanta is anxious to
have him remove his family here, and give
the ”G:te City” the full benefit of his valuable
citizenship.
It seems that all the emigrants to Texas do
not pass through Atlanta, nor do they go from
Georgia and the Carolinas. The Kufaula peo
ple say the boats up the Chattahoochee rlvt r,
bring emigrants from West Florida for Texes
nearly every trip. This ought not so to be,
and should not be in a State having as much
land to give away as Florida now control*.
Mr. M. M. Branan, the press agent for Katie
Putnam, is a well known humorous writer,
(Doc. Addums), and member of the Georgia
press. He was at one time city editor of the
Columbus Enquirer, I hen of the Atlanta
Daily Tribune, and later associated with Hon.
Francis Fontaine in his Southern Newspaper
Advertising Agency, in New York. He is a
young man of great energy and versatility of
talent, and his present position is better
suited to bis taste than the dull routine of a
daily newspaper office. Chatham.
SAD CASE OF INSANITY.
Result of Wrapplna a Snake
Around a Little Girl’s Neck.
Bloomington Special to the Cincinnati Com
mercial.
About as sad a case as has lately fallen
under your correspondent’s notice oc
curred in this (Monroe) county, and
should be written up as a warning to
vicious boys, if that class are supposed
to ever heed warnings. A. J. Payne, of
Salt Creek Township, lias a bright and
pretty little daughter of seven years, who
attended the district school in the neigh
borhood of her father’s farm. On a
pleasant morning about four years ago,
while on her way to school, the girl was
met by a vicious neighbor boy, three or
four .years older than herself, and who
had a dead black snake, which he carried
on a stick. He thrust the dead snake in
to the girl’s face, and she was so terr fied
she could not run away. Then be took
the snake and wrapped it around her
neck and shoulders and ran off leaving
her thus environed. She shook the rep
tile off and hastened on to school. The
child was greatly agitated during the en
tire forenoon, and when she returned
home her parents, greatly alarmed, urged
her to tell them what had occurred, for
her conduct was wild and strange. She
gave the story in a disjointed manner,
shrieking out frequently, “Take the
snake away!’’ By night her reason was
a wreck, and has so remained ever since.
For four years she has recognized no
one, but daily sat with her little slate on
her lap, marking out the same figures she
had been given as a lesson at school on
the fateful day on which the vicious boy
placed the dead snake about her, and
this monotony was only broken at times
when she would cry out, “Take the
snake away!” Hoping that medical
science might possibly do something for
the relief of his daughter, Mr. Payne
took her to the State Asylum at Indian
apolis a few weeks ago. "The physicians
of the institution last week wrote him
there was only a faint hope for his beau
tiful child, and she will probably end her
day s an occupant of the Asylum for the
Incurable insane.
Brief Telegraphic Summary.
At 6 a. m. yesterday the thermometer
stood 35 degrees below zero at Whitehall,
A reeular northwest blizzard prevailed
yesterday in Ottawa, Ont., the thermometer
registering 30 degrees below zero.
Mr. Thomas Carlvsle’s physician reports
that his condition is one of gradual and in
creasing debility, with considerable uneasi
ness, but uo pain.
The town of Bcooba. on the Mobile and
Oaio Railroad, was partly destroyed by fire
yesterday morning. Loss $35,000; insurance
$7,500. Eight stores are ato total loss.
At the annual meeting of the Oldham cot
ton masters Tuesday night, it was stated
that 130,000 twining spindles In Oldham are
either stopped or would be stopped as a
strike developed. The meeting resolved to
support the maeter twiners against a etrlke.
Tbe population of Mississippi, according
to the schedules returned to the Census
Office, is as follows: Male 567,137, female
564,455; native 1,122,424, foreign 9,163;
white 479,371, colored 652,221; total
1,131,592.
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Scare in a Ball Room.— A reception
was given by the Jersey City Athletic
Association on Wednesday evening in
the parlors of the club room at Grand
street and Ocean avenue, Jersey City
Fleiehts.which was numerously attended.
While the parties were in the midst of the
festivities one of the guests startled the
assembly by the statement that there was
a case of small-pox in the building. The
entertainment terminated right there.
The ladic-s and gentlemen—many of them
not even waiting for their wraps and
overcoats—ran down stairs and into the
street. It was found that a man named
John Kelly, living in a room in the rear
of the club room, was suffering from the
small-pox, and yesterday the man was
removed to the hospital.- Kite York
Herald, 28 fh.
Condition o| 4?tlibliihop Purcell.
Cincinnati, 0., February 2—A dispatch
from Bt. Martin’s Ureulfne convent in Brown
county reports that Archbishop J. B. Par
cell is paralyzed as to bis left side,
hat in 'u-1 possession of bis mental facul
ties. The feeling of his friends is divided
between bope for bis recovery snd fear that
it will be fatal. He has just recovered from
an attack of pneumonia, and witbin a
fortnight stood at the new grave of his be
loved brother.
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