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OPPORTUNITY.
ol ~:n g splendor fails on sea and shore,
‘"' r j (1 „ |he shingle, low and softly sweet,
<rvVa; sing waters breathe a dreamy tune,
‘_ j lr eak in ripples at my careless feet.
p-etide Rows in apace; the lengthened swell
sweep? m an ocean treasure to the strand—
A ~,tn ensfc nned within a rose lipped shell,
Micg beyond me on the sparkling sand.
gif carelessly I lean me toward the prize,
Ari reach and hesitate, and reach again;
A h a !luw wave ro Is in and slides away.
Ad 1 bears the bauble outward to the main.
ee more the clamorous tide is flowing in;
The changing glory In the sky and sea
Fads into shadowy folds and dusky deeps,
Atd fades to ashe slow and sombrely.
• the shore with restless steps and watch
Ike treaters as ihey teat upon the land—
gj[ ly the generous sea may kindly cast
go te royal treasure to my waiting hand.
I: comes at la t—the madly leaping waves
poh wildly in and outward, one by one;
Aid tl i-hed with eager haste I reach aDd clasp
An empty shell—the shining pearl is gone.
Cotls Douglas.
L-juiniile, Kj/.,June 13 th, 1881.
Georgia Affairs.
The Commercial Bank of Augusta has de
eland a semi-annual dividend of 4 per cent.
lh? Covington Star sat s a case involving a
half du..ar recently consumed two weeks of
the valuable time of a Gwinnett county Jus-
Mr 'Vm k irg, of Dooly county, owns an ap
ple tree tbit ty-tive years old, nearly five feet
Around, and which spreads its limbs over a
range of nearly fo ty-two feet.
TV fair in Quitman for the benefit of the
library was in every way succe-sful, and
netted upwards of a thousand dollars.
Mrs. Charles Wofford, of Spring Place, was
recently bitten by a huge spider. It was re-
Ei ved w ith great difficulty, and the iady ex
perienced much nervous prostration.
The Irwinton Southerner and Appeal learns
that Mr. L. C. Tarpley’s residence, five miles
from Toomsboro, was burned on Sunday-
The family were absent and left no fire on the
premises. The back door was broken down,
and i: is thought that the fire was of incendiary
origin.
Two alligators were killed in Houston coun
ty last week—one in a field and another in the
public road. The first measured six and the
sec ud eight feet. One was killed with fence
rails, the other with an axe.
The Macon Telegiaph reports that during the
siege of Vicksburg in 1863, a minnie ball enter
ed the left ride of Mr. Burrel B. Crooms. just
below the armpit. The surgeons couid not
find the ball, but Mr. Crooms lived to come
back to Macon, where he has lived up to this
time, his residence being in East Macon. In
December last he suffered considerably from
what appeared to be neuralgia in the side, and
he became considerably emaciated. In a few
days after this pain, he was astonished to find
that the bullet of 1863 had worked its way
ae-oss his body and come out on the right side.
From that time he has enjoyed good health
and even yet marvels how the ball could pass
his heart and lurgs without endangering his
life or causing him trouble. Mr. Crooms treas
ures the ball as a curiosity.
Our Wartheu correspondent says of the
crops: “Late cotton is small as yet. Early is
forward. The prospect for a heavy yield is
good. Fall oats are pretty good. Late oats
poor. Corn is of a fine c dor and in good con
dition. The spike worm affects the stalk some
what. There is an average yield of wheat,
though hardly an average acreage."
Campbell County Sews Letter: “Mr. Thomas
Davenport, son of Dr J. T. Davenport, was
accidentally drowned in Mr. George F Longi
no’< mill pond, about six miles below Pal
metto, last Saturday evening He had gone
mto the pond to indulge in swimming, of
which exercise he was very fond and at which
he was very expert. It is thought that be
must have taken the cramp, on account of
haring been overheated when he went into the
water. Mr. Herterly, the mi ler, made great
eff. rts to rescue him, but failed. The pond
was drawn off. and the body 8- cured in about
two hours after the accident.”
Rome Courier: “Several of the most promi
nent merchants of the city have employed
Messrs. Alexander & Wright and C. Rowell to
fill- a bill of injunction against the Mayor and
Council of the city of Rome to restrain them
from collecting the extra one eighth of one per
cent, extra tax that has been levied in addition
to the usual one per cent. It is claimed by
e rne of the legal fraternity that the Mayor
and Council, under the compromise act of 1575,
which we publised yesterday, have no au
thority to levy and collect a tax greater i han
one per cent.* The bill w 11 be heard during the
present sitting of the Superior Court, and until
then tie taxpayers wdl be compelled to wait
patiently for the decision.”
Speaking of the growth of Au?u?ta the Xews
say- Houses are going up very numerously
in 11 the western and southern part of this
section, and it will not be long before the
many villages around and out of town will be
swallowed in one great municipality. This
growth of population and houses is particular
ly noted in what i- called the New Territory
and adjacent villages beyond the Augusta
Factory and near the old race course. Those
sections known as the Mauge’s Survey. Ver
ity's land, and the other communities around
Johansen's and Roseville, are growing with
such prominence that they constitute a city of
tcemselves. They have their residences,
store-., shops and conveniences, and many
people rut there never come into the Broad
street part of August a”
Barnesville Gazette: “Someone furnished
John Rogers and Jim Brown, two prisoner!
‘ fined in Pike county jail, with an auger,
with which they bored their way through the
top of the jail last t-aturday night, and made
Itood their escape. Sheriff W. P. Bussey offers
• reward of one hundred dollars for the arrest
of the parties who furnished the auger, with
proof to convict. Rogers was put in jail under
charge of murder, and Brown is charged with
bu giary. The jail is covered over with 1< gs
ten inches tliiek, and these logs are ceiled with
°*k plank one and one-half inches thiek. They
bored through the oak plank, and then, with
twenty one holes, took out a block of the log,
through whicn space they passed through to
the garle eno, through which they bored, and
it is supposed passed down a ladder to terra
tinna At this writing they have not been
heard from.”
Albany Xev-s and Advertiser: “On the 12th
J*y if June. 1880. Elirhu Howell, a white man.
Accused of forgery, escaped from Dougherty
junty jail. Exactly one year thereafter, be
tg !;;. aturday. the said Howell returned to
aa oij cell, and is now there awaiting the
Course of law. to answer for certain crimes
■ith which he stands charged. Howell ia a
“‘■''hell county prisoner, and stands accused
'• forging 'and deeds,also for throwing a piße
knot u to tn- passenger coach of th* Savannah,
r - riiaand Western Railway at Pelham. He
” --•> in trouble about some sheep in Thoms
County. He broke jail here twelve months
ago amt escaped the v.gilanee of the officers
L.i a f-w da> s ago. when sheriff Swindle, of
Mitchell county, with a posse, composed of
s***rs. DeGraffenreid, t-caife, George and
h- w, captured him at a Mr. Crosby’a in Col
<flltt countv. Howell ia a sharp one, but was
surprised when the boys took him in. He will
be closely cared for now.”
Columbus Enquirer-Sun: “A few days ago
made mention of the fact that Peter Mann,
* colored boy in Harris county, had been bru
-141 v murdered, and a war-ant had been taken
out fur the arrest of Jim Farley, charged with
tbe crime. As soon as Jim learned that he was
•uspieiuned he fled the country, and a crowd
,J f s x or seven negroes, armed with the war
rent. went in pursuit. They caught him on
*"■ Woouward's plantation, near White Sul-
Pour Springs, in Meriwether county, and very
*•*“7 effected his arrest. Jim was arrested
yu Monday, and the following day admitted
“at he did the killing, but says he
*o°*s nothing about the horrible mu
ration of the body. He says that
oe and Peter were in the field and a dispute
are>re about a girl. They got into a fight and
tk struc k Peter with a hoe and killed him. He
“en dragged the body about three-fourths of
•uuleand threw it into a gulley to hide the
creme. He is now in the Hamilton jaiL Jake
®*nn, the father of the murderer, was also
•uspicionsd in the bloody affair, and has been
•'rested and put ia jail. He is not accused of
any part in the murder, but it is thought
oat he mutilated the body to keep suspicion
rom resting on his son. How this was to allay
suspicion we are not informed. It was cer
a moat atrocious deed, and the matter
undergo a thorough legal investigation.”
J. H. ESTILL, PROPRIETOR.
. . Alb f”J r J* 1 * ana Advertiser : “Jim Jen
kins, Charles Coleman and Crawford Sims are
three colored men, now prisoners in Dougherty
county jail The two latter are charged with
the crune of forgery; the former with murder
ihT U i? 8d * yev . eDlDß>M Mr - Sim Herrington,
the jailer in charge, was about to open the
door of the cell in which the prisoners are
confined together, he noticed aome
thiog extraordinary n their general man
“•‘freed wild, excited and planning
in their demeanor. As he entered the door.
Coleman approached him with a heavy bar of
iron in his hand, and with a seeming intent
** U P£" the keeper. Mr. Herrington
asked what be meant, and quick as thought
hand behind him as if he in
riS draw his Pt*toi and shoot the
fiend Coleman stepped t ack and said, ‘Shoot
me if you want to.’ Then Jailer Herrington
stepped back out and closed the door. He
esme up town and informed Sheriff Edwards
of the fact, who went down and chained Cole
man to the floor. Crawford Sims made a con
fession of the whole matter, stating that for
several days he and his fellow prisoners had
been arranging a plan for the murder of the
jat er, that thev might thereby escape; that
they procured the bar of iron, and with that
intended to do the bloody deed ; that Coleman,
being the strongest man, had been placed in
lead, and the other two were to aid him. The
whole matter had been fully premeditated and
arranged, and Tuesday night the work was to
be uone.”
Florida Affairs.
Several Tennesseeans have purchased land
recently in Volusia county.
It is expected that the new camp for the
State convicts, near Callahan, on the Waycross
Road, will be completed in a few days and the
prisoners removed.
Orlando has laid an embargo on hogs.
It is said that travel on the river holds up
better this season than usual, and steamboat
agents say that the freight business was never
better at this season of the year.
The work of driving the piling for the trestle
over McCoy’s creek for the Waycross Road is
progressing very satisfactorily. In some
places it is said to be necessary, in order to get
a solid foundation, to drive the piling 103 feet
deep. _
Miss E. P. Murdock, of Jacksonville, was
awarded the special prize of twenty-five dol
lars for the finest specimen of drawn work at
the recent prize competition of the Society of
Decorative Art of New York.
The Monticello Constitution stales that Csesar
Yath, colored, was shot in the neck by Ben.
King, in a church row on the Bolton plantation
last week.
Monticello was visited by a young hurricane
last Thursday. No serious damage was done,
however.
The Union reports that on Wednesday a lit
tle colored boy by the name of George Dolly
was drowned in Hogan’s creek, while in bath
ing with a number of other boys. George had
climbed upon a log, from which he sprang
into the water, which was about ten feet deep,
and, being unable to swim, of course went
down. The other boys did everything in their
power to save him, but failed.
The Monticello Constitution is advised by
Judge Christie that insanity is greatly on the
increase in that county, especially among the
negroes. Application is frequently made to
him for relief, under the impression that the
law was passed by the last Legislature author
izing County Judges to grant permits to the
Insane Asylum.
The Bartow Informant is the latest journal
istic venture in Florida. It is printed entirely
at home, and makes a neat and creditable ap
pearance. It engages to mirror the affairs of
Polk county faithfully and fearlessly.
A Mr. Lee. of Fort Mason, succeeded in cap
turing Jim Wail, colored, one of the burglars
who successfully robbed the store of W. W-
West, at Orange City, three weeks ago. Jim
fought desperately, and did not surrender until
shot in the leg. His confederate, Blackburn,
escaped. Jim, the right after arriving at Or
ange City, escaped again. He was pursued to
Enterprise, where he again escaped, after be
ing shot in the shculder and badly wounded.
He came into Enterprise the next day and sur.
rendered. Most of the stolen jewelry was re
covered.
The Pensacola Gazette learns that an affray
occurred at Ferry Pass on Saturday night be
tween two colored men named Frank Kemp
and William Robinson, respectively, in which
the latter was shot in the left shoulder. He is
not thought to be dangerously wounded.
Robinson left immediately after the shooting,
and has not since been heard from.
Our Chattahoochee correspondent, un
dtr date of the 13th, writes;
“The eclipse of the moon on Saturday night
was observed by only a few of our citizens.
The clearness of the night and brilliancy of
the stars made the phenomenon a grand and
beautiful spectacle, and many regrets are ex
pressed by those who failed to see it, and will
likely never have an opportunity of seeing
another so beautiful. —Dr. Foreman has
a stuffed rattlesnake skin laying at
the office dooi of the Asylum which
measures eight feet in length and thirteen
inches in diameter. The snake was killed near
the Asylum. The sudden emotion produced
on visitors on entering the office is amusing.”
THE PATTERSON MURDER TRIAL
notion for Transfer—View* of De
fense and Prosecution-Section 641
-Judge Vann Dentes Petition—An
other Tack.
Jasper, Fla., June 16.—The petition on
the part of the defendants. Savage and
James, to remove the case from the State
court to the Circuit Court of the United States
for the Northern District of Florida, as an
nounced by their counsel, is based upon sjc
tion 641 of the Revised Statutes of the United
States. It ia claimed by counsel for the de
fendants that tbe m?re presentation and fil
ing of the sworn petition of the defendants
makes it incumbent upon the State court
to remove the cause without any denial or
traverse of the facts set out In the petition be
ing permitted to the State.
Counsel for the State contend that no re
moval is authorized unless the petition shows
such a state of facts as would give the Federal
court the original jurisdiction under the Con
stitution and laws of the United States; and,
the Circuit Ourt of the United States bung a
court of limited jurisdiction, the petitioners
should show an express act of Congress author
izing the removal, and that section 641 does not
warrant a removal by virtue cf the facts set
out in the petition.
The counsel for the State also contend that
the acts of Congress do not authorize or re
quire the appointment of a deputy marshal for
the purposes set out in the petition, and that
the defendants could not have been acting in
that capacity.
Section 641, Revised Statutes of the United
States, reads as follows:
“When any civil suit or criminal prosecution
is commenced in any State court, for any cause
whatsoever, against any person who is denied
or cannot enforce in the judicial tribunals of
the State, or in the part of the Siate where
such suit or prosecution is pending, any right
secured to him by aoy law providing for the
*qual civil rights of citizens of the United
States, or of all persons within the Jurisdiction
of the United Mates, or against any officer,
civil or military, or other person, for any ar
rest or imprisonment or other trespasses or
wrongs, made or committed by virtue
of, or under color of authority derived
from any law providing for equal
rights as aforesad, or for refusing
to do any act on the ground that it would be
inconsistent with such law, such suit or pro
secution may. upon the petition of such de
fendant. filed in said State court at any time
before the trial or final hearing of the cause,
stating the facts and verified bv oath, be re
moved for trial into the next circuit court to
be held in the district where it is pending Upon
the filing of such petition all further proceed
ings in the State courts shall cease, and shall
not be resumed except as hereinafter pro
vided.”
The remainder of the section refers to the
process to be observed in such cases.
Judge Vann this morning overruled the mo
tion for a trans'er to the United States Court,
to which decision tbe defense took an exoep
tion.
A motion was then made by the defense to
quash the venire tor this county, on the
ground of illegality in tbe method of drawing
Uie same and the small number of negro ju
rors placed thereon Counsel for the State
denied the facts set forth in the motion. Pend_
ing the preparation of necessary papers, at 1*
m. the court adjourned till the afternoon
Weaklier Indications.
Office Chief High a l Observer, Wash
ington, Jane 17. —Indications for Thure-
Yn the South Atlantic Btatea, fair
weather, southwesterly winds becoming
variable, stationary temperature, generally
higher barometer.
In tbe Middle Atlantic Btates, local
rains, followed by clearing weather,
variable winds, mostly northwesterly, high
er barometer, and near the coast higher,
and in the Interior lower tempe-atore.
In the East Gulf Slates, fair weather,
light variable winds, nearly stationary
temperature and barometer.
In the West Gulf Btates, fair weather,
winds mostly southerly, stationary tempera
ture and barometer.
In Tennessee end the Ohio vallev, pos
sibly occasional rain, follpyved by clearing
weather, variable winds, stationary and
bigber temperature and barometer.
DEPEW DENOUNCED,
A SCATHING STALWART PHI
LIPPIC.
The True Inwardness of the Sena
torial Fight as Mr. Tnihtll Sees It
A Ringing Arraignment -What
Goes On in Barber’s Kooms-Slnga
lar Coincidences—Lobbyists that
arc ** Flash ’’—Senator Strahan’s
Story—“ Little Johnny Davenport’’
In a New Role.
Albxnt, June 17.—The following Is the
vote at noon to-day for a Senator in place
of Roscoe Conkling:
Jacobs 47 Lapham 16
1 Tremaine 3
Crowley j s
No choice.
The vote to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Thomas C. Piatt was as fol
lows:
sepews epew 53 Crowley s
Cornell jo
The Chair declared that no choice had
been made, and, on motion, the convention
adjourned.
The briber? Investigation today was
mainly confined to the examination of va
rious bank officers with regard to large
sums of money drawn by members of the
Legislature, In currency, since the begin
ning of the Senatorial contest. Nothing of
a decisive character was elicited.
In the joint convention to-day, during the
call of the roll for the vote on the Platt
vacancy, when Assemblyman H. H. Tuthlll’s
name was called he arose and said ; “Mr.
President, I desire, sir, to be excused from
voting, and to briefly state my reasons.
From the beginning of this contest my vote
has been cast in one direction. I have en
deavored to be consistent not only
with my convictions but with my record.
For two years I have consistently
given my voice and my votes for
all measures tending to relieve the people
from unjust discrimination and from une
qual and Inequitable taxation. In this
course I have reason to know that I am fully
sustained by my constituents. In all these
efforts I have been baffled by this same cor
rupt power which confronts us to day. To
continue to oppose this overshadow lag power
is still a duty which is clear to me, and
for the performance of which mv constitu
ency will, as is right, hold me to a strict
accountability when they come to the facts
now being uncovered by the Investigation
now being bad. I have advocated a caucus,
In accordance with all former usage,
to nominate candidates for whom the
Republicans could unite in voting, but
all attempts in this direction have been
defeated.
“Whatlnfluences,l aek.bave been brought
to bear to prevent Republicans from con
ferring together? Who have prevented ui
from having a caucus? Two men, who
have undertaken to represent and to speak
for the national administration. Over
whelming corporations have been present
everywhere. Wtom have they attempted
to put into the Senate of the United States?
Why have they feared and refused to attend
a Republican caucus to pass upon
their candidate ? Can it be possible that
the Republicans were to be kept thus dis
organized in order that corruption might do
Its perfect work ? That men were to be
forced into a position of individual liberty
in order that national influences might be
attempted before a party pledge should
bind them ? The tax payerp, who are
robbed by unjust taxation, and farmers and
business men, who are robbed by dishonest
rates and charges, will answer why all
these bold and high-handed proceedings
have been taken. They are only part of
the general and constant raid upon public
right. It is an open secret that the candl
date of the corporation is, and has been for
years, their head lobbyist. A. D. Bar
ber has been his confederate and
associate, and Edwards and the rest
of the gang are the lieutenants in their
work of Infamy and corruption. The room
of A. D. Barber has long been the bead
auar ers and den where legislation is
nought and sold and where certain legisla
tors gamble with lobbyists and claim agents,
and where a game of cards is made
to cover naked bribery. I know
enough, 6tr, of what I am saying
to take the responsibility of
saying it. If those who frequent Barber’s
room for such purposes complain of this
statement let them put me to my proof.
Let acomorittee of this joint convention be
raised aDd I will furnish a witness who will
uncover this foul nest of legislative job
bery.
‘ 1 go further, and say that In this corrupt
canvass which has been made here, and
which is not yet ended, Barber and his cor
rupt agents have been the controlling and
leadiDg managers, managing to put into the
Benate of the United Btates their chief
man, who supplies them with Iheir money
to corrupt and debauch the representatives
sent here by the people. No administra
tion, sir, can afford to be represented
by such a candidate, pushed by
such men resorting to such means
to break up the Republican party, and to
betray and disgrace the State. From the
day the first ballot was taken every hour
has made clearer the wickedness and dis
honesty of the opposition, set up ostensibly
In the name of the administration. Dis
closures day by day fill the public ear and
the public heart with shame, and present
the issue whether monopolies’ corruption
funds and plunder are to rule and decide
the question now pending before us.
“For my part, confirmed and forrifled by
all that has happened, I take my stand
more firmly in favor of the meu whose
hands have not been stained by corruption,
and whose canvass does not proceed by
bribery, lobbyists, patronage or corporation
direction.” Mr. Tuthtll continued bis ar
raignment of the administration Republi
cans, and at the close withdrew his request
to be excused from voting, and announced
his vote for Thos. C. Platt.
The committee reassembled at 3:10 p. m.
John A. Goodall, the casbler of the Utica
Bank, was examined with regard to the
bank account of A. D. Barber. Benator
Strahan, a Republican and a Conklfng man
from the E ghth district, was then called
and sworn and testified as follows :
On May 18th I found a telegram in my
room as follows:
“Washington, D. C., May 18 —To John
H. Strahan: (Confidential) It Is very Im
portant to you personally that you meet me
at the club to-night at eleven o’clock. I
leave here at once. Bsy nothing to any one
of this dispatch, but meet me without fail.
“[Signed] John J. Davenport.”
I went down to New York and went to
the Union Club, and met bim there. He
asked me if I wanted tbe Marsh&lshlp here.
I asked bim why, and he said he was “in
with” Garfield in this fight, and could get
it for me. I said if I accept the office
would I be expected to act against
Senator Conkling ? He said “Yes.” I
then said I didn’t think I could
accept the place, that I wanted to be inde
pendent. Itold him I did not know whether
Conkling would be a candidate or not, and
if be was I should support bim. He said I
bad better think it over and meet him at
the Fifth Avenue Hotel at 9 o’clock
or half past 9. He said I would
have to accept it on the jump,
if at all. The Cabinet, he said, would meet
to-morrow before 12 o’clock, and yon will
be at once confirmed. I told him 1 would
meet him, though there was no probability
of my accept ing. I met him and declined
the appointment. I haveu’tseen him since.
The witness then said that he told an
intimate frleDd of bis named Blackle about
this interview with Davenport, and be pre-’
Burned that it was through Blackle that he
bad been subpoenaed. He had since seen
Blackie, and remonstrated against the
latter’s course in making the matter public
and having him subpoenaed.
Witness then went to General Arthur and
Mr. Conkling and told them the circum
stances. They told him that they did not
want to advise Dim in the matter. 1 told them
that I was very much averse to going before
tbe committee on this subject. I don’t
know that I have been very active in this
Senatorial canvass. I have voted for Cock
ling and Platt every time. Beyond that I
have done nothing. I have asked no one to
vote for them.
Thomas Way, Superintendent of the
Temperance Brotherhood of Brooklyn, was
then called and testified to a number of
conversations with Bradley, in which the
latter gave him the impression that he was
abont to change bis vote from Conkling to
somebody who would be more acceptable
to bis constituents.
Tbe committee then adjourned.
Washington, June 17.—A special from
Albany, N. Y-, to the Star says: “It is a
singular circumstance that several large
checks were cashed by Albany banks.drawn
bv lobbyist*, and Senators who were work
ing for Depew for Senator about the time
that Mr. Bradley alleges that be was bribed
by Sessions. On the day of tbe alleged
occurrence, and within two or three
days previous, it has been shown
that checks to the amount of abont
$24,000 were cashed, some of them through
unusual channels, which were drawn oy
Barber, Edwards, Senators Wagner, Woodin
and Sessions. Thus far the amount drawn
by Sessions has been accounted *Qf by the
SAVANNAH, SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1881.
production of the bills paid him, and most of
Elwards’ drafts are claimed to have been
used in paying for votes on the Broadway
underground railroad at SIOO per
bead. All of the others may
prove a mere coincidence, but If so It is an
unusual one. It has not been positively
proved that Mr. Sessions paid Bradley $2,-
000. The stalwarts are positive that Brad
ley is telling the truth and the half-breeds
as positively deny it. The whole thing
hangs on the oath of two men and the cir
cumstances which surround it. Aside from
this the testimony of Sessions is damaging
in the extreme to Mr. Depew’s canvass.”
COSTLY COTTON MILL FIRE.
Tbe Simpson mils In Alamance
County, N. C., Burned-Loss Two
Hundred Thousand Dollars.
Raleigh, N. C., June 17.—The total de
struction is reported of the Simpson Mills,
in Alamance county, four miles from Gra
ham Mills, which were the property of the
Falls of the Neuse Manufacturing Company.
They were of wood, lined with brick, three
hundred and twenty-one feet in length and
two stories in height. They were built In
1876, and contained 4,000 spindles and
1,680 looms. Two hundred and seven
operatives were employed. The total value
of the whole property was about $200,000,
but It is understood that the cotton house,
boiler bouse, stove houses, operatives’
houses, etc., were not destroved. The fire
is supposed to have been caused by the ex
plosion of a lamp at 6 o’clock Thursday
evening. The lamp was in ihe centre of
the mill. The fire raged till 5 o’clock this
morning.
The insurance on the property is as fol
lows: German American. $7,250: North Bri
tish and Mercantile, $8,050; Niagara, $5,800;
The Fire Association of Philadelphia,
$5,800; Commercial Union Assurance Com
pany, $5,000; Petersburg Savings and In
surance Company, $2,900; Pamlico, $1,450;
North Carolina Home, $1,450; Watertown,
N. Y., $4,350; Western Assurance Company,
$2 900; Lynchburg, $1,450; Queen, $10,150;
Columbus Insurance and Banking Company.
$2,900. Total, $69,600. ’
FLASHES FROM AUGUSTA.
Tbe Bids of tbe Clyde Syndicate
and tbe Baltimore and Ohio for
the Augusta and Knoxville to be
Heard To-Day-Allf sed Bad Treat,
ment of German Immigrants at
Hampton, 8. C.
Augusta, Ga. , June 17.—The directors of
the Augusta and Knoxville Railroad hold
an important meeting to morrow. Proposi
tions from the Clyde syndicate and the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad will be consid
ered. Colonel Haskell, of the Charlotte,
Columbia and Augusta Railroad, is here to
urge the claims of the Clydes. The South
C*rollDa directors of the Augusta and
Knoxville strongly favor the Baltimore and
Ohio. Unless a very favorable proposition
is offered, it is probable that the control
will he retained by the present management.
Six German immigrants, who have been
working in a sawmill at Hampton, S. C,
came to Angusta to day and declared that
they had been badly treated. Instead of
money, they received checks on a store for
provisions in payment of wages, and they
say they have not a cent. German citizens
of Aueusta interested themselves in their
behalf and thev will return to Columbia to
morrow,‘railroad passes having been pro
cured for them.
BRITAIN’S REALM.
The Postal and Telegraph Employes
Grievances-Proposed Belter meas
ures—Tbe Debate on i he Land Bill.
Londqn, June 17.—1n the House of Com
mons tc-iay Postmaster General Fawcett
stated that his schemes for making the ne
cessary improvement in the condition both
of post office clerks and telegraph operators
would be presented In the House almost
Immediately. The changes contemplated,
he said, would immediately increase tbe
public charge by £68,000 yearly. This
increase, he said, will eventually amount to
£150,000. He pointed out that no Minister
would have been justified in proposing so
large an expenditure without a thorough
investigation, aDd he severely condemned
the impatience of the operators and their
threat to strike.
The House of Commons to-day went Into
committee on the land bill. Clause two
was carried without discussion.
Mr. Gladstone announced his Intention to
move an amendment to the third clause,
making it clear that a landlord is entitled
to i he same access to a court as a tenant.
Postmaster General Fawcett announced
in the House of Commons yesterday that a
scheme would shortly be promulgated,
which would greatly ameliorate the condi
tion of the post office employes.
Tbe Cornells Refused Entrance for
the Visitors’ Cop.
London, June 17, 5:30 p. m —Mr. Gillig
telegraphs from Henley on-Thames this
afternoon that the stewards of the regatta
have decided to decline the entry of the
Cornell University crew for the race for the
Visitors’ Cup.
The Sportsman says “The action of the
stewards of the Henley reea’ta in exclud
ing the entry of the Cornell University crew
from the race for the visitors’ cup is per
fectly inexplicable, save on the ground
that this body has ever been notori
ous for Us meddling mismanagement and
lack of courtesy. We deeply regret that
the Cornell four have received such treat
ment, and wish them to understand that
the general public does not sympathize in
the least with the recent perversity of the
stewards.”
Tbe New York Stock market.
New York, June 17.—The stock market
opened weak and generally lower, and in
tne early dealings prices declined % to
per cent., Bt. Paul, Metropolitan, Missouri
Pacific, Lake Shore, Texas Pacific and
Northwestern leading in the downward
movement. Towards noon speculation as
sumed a firmer tone and prices continued
to advance throughout the afternoon up to
tbe close of business.
The first sales showed an advance from
the lowest point ranging from
cent., St. Paul, Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western, Metropolitan Elevated, Lake
Erie and Western. Texas Pacific, trunk line
shares, Missouri Pacific and Central Pac ttc
leading. Peoria, Decatur and Evansville
was notably strong and advanced per
cent. Sales aggregated £O4 934 shares.
The Tunnel Under Ihe Channel.
London, June 17.—Sir Edward Walker,
Chairman of the Southeast Railroad Com •
pany, has informed a meeting of that c m>
pany that two experimental shafts for tbe
proposed channel tunnel have been sunk on
tbe English side and two on the French side,
and that from one of the shafts on tbe Eng
lish side a gallery 800 or 900 yards long and
7 feet in diameter bad been driven. Tbe
progress during tbe last week has benn 67
vards, which is equal to two miles yearly.
The French experiments have realized ex
actly the same results. It follows, there
fore, that a seven foot tunnel under the
channel ought to be completed in five years.
murder Will Ont.
Galveston, June 17.—A Weatherford
special says: “William and Frank Kirby,
sonß of a prominent farmer, have been ar
rested, charged with a murder committed
two months ago. A supposed horse tbief
was found dangling from a limb in Jack
county, and, it is said, evidence will prove
the hanging to have been done by the
Kirbys and five others, who will be ar
rested.”
The Cxar’* Clemency.
St. Petersburg, June 17.—1 tis an
nounced that tbe recent court-martial for
the trial of the Nihilists at Kieff sentenced
two persons to death and the remaining
eight either to penal servitude or exile to
Siberia. Tbe Emperor commuted the
death sentences to penal servitude for life.
The accused Included four women.
Tferpatyneg strike Qf the Bngilsh
Telegraph Stall.
London, June 17.—The telegraph opera
tors have decided that if the officials sas
pend any of them for refusing to work over
time, on or after the 27th Inst., the whole
staff will go on a strike until their colleagues
shall have been reinstated.
Chair Factory Burned.
Chicago, June 17.—A. P. Johnson &
Co.’s five story brick chair manufactory was
burned last night. The employes in the
upper stories escaped with great difficulty,
five being slightly burned while flylbg from
the fiqrning bulltjing. The lou on 6tock,
machinery and the building U $90,000.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
A TALK WITH GEN. LONGSTREET.
He Will Not Set Up as a Reorgan
izer—“ Fourteen Years Ahead of
Mahone’’—“No Chance for Georgia
Republican*’’- Gar field to Wick
ham Sc Co.—How He Proposes to
Run Things—No Bosses for Him—
No Friend of Repndlators-Geor
gia’* Internal Revenue Quota-
Cotton Statistics.
Washington, June 17.—As a result of
the Investigation Into the Treasury steal
ings, O. L. Pitney, the custodian of the de
partment, was to-day bounced, and his
office abolished. The duties of disbursing
the Treasury contingent fund will devolve
upon the chief clerk of the department,
where they belong by law.
Pitney’s is not the only head to be lopped
cff. O.hers will follow. Secretary Win
dom Is determined to clear out the ring
that have for years been stealing from the
Treasury contingent fund.
General Longstreet will leave Washington
to-morrow for Georgia. In answer to an
inquiry If he intended, as reported, to or
ganize the Republican party in Georgia on
the Mahone plan, he 6ald: “There is not the
least foundation for that statement. lam
not a follower of General Mahone. He is a
Democrat. lam a Republican. lam four
teen years ahead of Mahone, and am firmly
fixed’in my Republican principles. At this
late day I do not intend to ally myself with
a quasi Democratic organization. If I be
lieved Mahone to be right I would support
him. lam opposed to anything like repu
diat on. I
“As to the building up of the Republican
party in Georgia, I would be very glad to
see some advance made in that direction. I
do not know what changes may have taken
place since my departure from this country,
but I do not think there is much chance for
the Republican parly In Georgia ”
Quite a large number of Georgians in the
city called upon General Longstreet this
evening to welcome him back to this coun
try, and to pay their respects to him.
PLAIN TALK FBOM GARFIELD.
The Executive Committee of the Virginia
Republican Association, headed bv General
Wickham aDd Representatives Desendorf
and Jorgenson, had a long interview with
the President this afternoon on the political
situation in that State, with the view to
securing his support for the regular Repub
lican organization, la reply to a statement
by General Wickham of the objects of the
delegation, the President is reported to
have said that be was positively and em
phatically opposed to any party or
people whose belief would militate
against the public faith and credit. He
went on to say that it was for them (the
Republicans of Virginia), he not being a
resident of that. State, and therefore unable
to understand these things as they did, to
decide whether this movement was of the
character indicated; that is, whether the
Readjuster movement was tainted with re
pudiation or not. If it were they ought
not to support it.
In further conversa’rion the President is
represented as saying that no one L author
ized to promise appointments for him or
threaten removals. That in making ap
pointment to Offiee, at all times, he pro
posed to use his own judgment
and not to be dictated to by
any man, and that his appointments
should always be made, first, with a view to
the public good, and second, with a view to
tbe capacity and character of the applicant
He was opposed to the “boss” system iu
politics, and did not propose to give the
patronage of any State to any one man.
After some further general conversation
the interview terminated.
COTTON STATISTICS.
One of the first reports that will be gotten
out by the Census Office will be upon tbe
statistics of the cotton growing S ates. This
report promises to be very valuable. It will
include not only tbe cotton statistics in all
its branches, but will be amply Illustrated
by statistical atlases prepared by General
Walker. These will show where the most
cotton is grown, its quality, and all other
matters of interest connected with the sta
ple. General Walker has spent a good deal
of time oa this work, and has been very
careful that accuracy shall be the first and
main endeavor.
ALLOTMENTS FOR REVENUE COLLECTION.
The allotments for the collection
of internal revenue taxes in the Aff
erent sections of the country for
the fiscal year ending June 30 r .h, 1882, have
just been made. The amounts to be ex
pended under that head in Georgie are $30,-
220 for the Second district and $18,500 for
the First. For the district of Florida the
allotment is $14,048.
Collision at Sea.
London, June 17.—Tbe British steamer
Haytien, from Galveston May 13th, has
arrived at Liverpool. Bhe reports having
been in collision, and put into Fayal for
repairs. Her master, Captain Miller, died
on the passage. The vessel with which the
Haytien came in collision was the British
bark Flora P. Stafford, Captain Smith, from
Bordeaux May 9ffi for Hampton Roads.
The Haytien had her port bow damaged,
and tbe bark had her bows stove in, and
was abandoned in a sinking condition. Her
crew were landed at Liverpool by the Hay
ien.
The Press Gagged In Urngnay,
Montevideo, May 29, via London, June
17.—A great sensation has been caused here
by the issuance of a decree forbidding news
papers, on pain of a fine of 5,000 pesos, to
discuss politics or create obstacles to the
government. Several Deputies and Senators
have resigned. The legations are crowded
with journalists, who are hiding from the
authorities. Two papers have suspended
publication, and the rest avoid politics.
The printing offices of three opposition pa
pers have been attacked. One compositor
was killed and three others were injured.
lowa Democratic State Convention.
Des Moines, lowa , June 17.— At the
afternoon session of tbe Democratic Btate
Convention the Committee on Credentials
reported seventy five counties represented,
and W. A. Stow, of Fremont, was elected
permanent Chairman. The Committee on
Resolutions reported, affirming the national
platforms of 1876 and ’BO. Judge L. G.
Pinne, of Fremont, was nominated for Gov
ernor; G. M. Walker, of Polk county, for
Lieutenant Governor, and H. B. Hendeshot
for Judge of the Supreme Court. The con
vention then adjourned.
OfT for the Polar Seas.
San Francisco. June 17.— The United
Btates s'earner Rodgers left for the northern
seas yesterday at 3:15 p. m. She was escorted
to the heads by eeveral tugs acd yachts.
As she passed along the water front every
vessel saluted, and thousand! of pet sons
witnessed her departure. The wind blew
too strong for the small yachts, so the con
templated escort by the yacht fleet was
abandoned. The officers and crew of the
Rodgers left in the be6t of health and spir
its.
Tbe French Budget.
Paris, June 17.—The Chamber of Depu
ties has commenced the general discussion
of the budget. M. Gaste commended the
example of reducing the debt set by Eng
land and the United Btates, aDd M. Gaudin
advocated the reduction of the land tax
In the interest of an agriculture hard press
ed by American competition.
Hot Weather In tbe Southwest.
New Orleans, June 17.—The weather for
the past three days has been excessively hot.
Thirteen cases of sunstroke have been re
ported since Tuesday rooming, seven of
wbtcb terminated fatally. At Yicksburg
to-day the maximum temperature reported
was 101.
Beaconsfleltf’s Statue.
London, June 17.—The Morning Post says:
“We have authority to state that Mr. Jos.
E. Boehm, the well known sculDtor of Lon
don, bas been ordered to execute the statue
of the late Lord Beaconsfield, which is to be
placed in Westminster Abbey as a national
memorial.”
Bunker Hill’s Anniversary.
Boston, June 17.—As June 17th is not a
legal holiday the celebration of the anni
versary of the battle of Bunker Rill to day
was confined almost exclusively to Charles
town, although bat little business was done
in the other parts of tbe city.
A Pensacola Vessel In Tow.
London, June 17 —The bark The Queen,
abandoned April 16‘h, on her voyage from
Pensacola to London, was seen to day twen
ty eight miles W 8 W of Fastlnet In tow of
the tug Lord Bandon, bound to Queens
town.
Senator Butler at Winnipeg.
Winnipeg, Man., June 17.—G?n. M. C.
Butler, United States Senator from South
Caroling and QeD. Gibbons, V- 8. A-, com
manding at Fort Knelling, near St. Paul, are
here on a pleasure excursion.
LETTER FROM THE INTERIOR.
Wesleyan Commencement Conclud
ed—xhe Academy for the Blind-
Other Matters Change of Post
masters Sommer Resorts —An
Honor Worthily Conferred—The
State Fair.
Macon, June 16.— Editor Morning News:
Commencement season is always warm, it
seems, no matter what time of the year it
comes. This week has been no exception to
| the rule. Tbe immense crowds have trudged
| daily to the College chapel while the mercury
has been ranging among the nineties, and there
sweltered for three hours or more in listening
to compositions, music, etc., without any
abatement of interest.
Taking the exercises altogether they were
above the average of this renowned institution.
There were not as many good vocalists as on
some other occasions, but there were a few ex
cellent ones, and where there was deficiency In
any given department it was made up in an
other. There were some common place com
positions, and then there were some of rare
excellence.
The chief attraction on Tuesday was the ad
dress of the venerable Dr. A. A. Lipscomb to
the alumni. For pure English, force of ex
pression and beauty of style, nothing has ever
excelled it on the college platform. Although
very feeble physically, the speaker occasion
ally,gave utterance to bursts of eloquence that
thrilled his audience. It is hoped that the
gifted author will consent to its publication as
a contribution to Southern literature. His
t heme was “The characteristics of true woman
hood.”
On Wednesday, the final day, a larger crowd
than ever witnessed the exercises. Every
available space ot the chapel was crowded to
its utmost capacity, and the exercises lost
nothing, but rather increased in interest. AH
tne compositions read on that day were good.
The wisdom of the faculty in the distribution
of the honors of the college was fully vindicat
ed. Miss Nannaline Jordon, of Washington,
Ga., the valedictorian, exhibited her emi
nent fitness for the duty to which she had
been assigned. There was an originality in
construction which was really refreshing,
while the sparkling, womanly thoughts shone
brilliantly in every sentence, and for each
thought there was an intelligible facial expres
sion. There was a peculiar tenderness in the
“farewells” that added u any charms to the
occasion.
The concert on Tuesday night was a success,
and the large and appreciative audience so
testified by their expressions of approbation.
Urof. Newman, well known in Savannah, is sus
taining his reputation as a musician and teach
er, and Miss Tacie Daniel, one of the finest
vocalists in the South, has won new laurels,
although her health has not been good during
the past year.
The alumni reception on last night closed
up one of the most brilliant commencement
occasions in the history of “O and Westev.” The
next triennial gathering, it is hoped, will take
place in the “New Wesley,” which the munifi
cence of Mr. Seney will make possible. At a
late hour the fs rewells were given, and like
deserted halls the college is to-day.
The Board of Trustee? have been wrestling
with the problem of repairs. Mr. Seney’s gift
was divided—s2s,ooo was to be an endowment
fund, while 895,600 was to bo devoted to
repairing the present edifice afid remodeling
the structure. Several plans were submitted,
and the one decided upon, by Messrs. Parkins
& Bruce, of Atlanta, cost about $13,000 more
than the amount in hand to complete it. The
plan is elegant, and if remodeled according to
it, Wesleyan Female Cos lege will have the
most magnificent building in the South. As to
what conclu-ion the board will come to ex
actly I was not able to learn.
Thus ends Wesleyan commencement. Mer
cer University begin their exercises on to
morrow (Friday) night,
THE ACADEMY FOR THE BLIND.
On yesterday afternoon Professor Williams,
assisted by Professor Czurda and pupils, gave
a delightful entertainment at the Academy
building, cons sting of songs, instrumental
music, reading, recitations and exhibitions
in arithmetic. The proficiency of these
sightless children is wonderful, and
reflects great honor upon the un
tiring and accomplished principal The
whole State is to be congratulated upon the
possession of such an instituti n and upon the
retention for so many years of the services of
such men as Professors Williams and Czurda.
The term closes, and these seemingly unfortu
nate pupils return to the homes of their friends
until the fall. Some of them are as cheery and
happy as those who are in possession of their
eyesight.
OTHER MATTERS.
The leng ta’ked of change in our post office
is about to take place. Colonel Glover, the
present incumbent, has been in place some
eight or nine years, and has made one of the
most efficient postmasters Macon has ever
had. He is a perfect gentleman, and retires
with the respect and esteem of the entire com
munity. lie has been superceded purely upon
political grounds, as nothing against him per
sonally or officially has been charged. Mr. W.
w. Brown, who sue eeds to the position, is
also a gentleman, having been in the revenue
office here for some years, and is every way'
qualified to fill the position to which he has
been appointed. I have no personal acquaint
ance with tue gentleman, but hear expres
sions of approval that, if Colonel Glover had to
be superceded, Mr. Brown’s appointment will
be as acceptable as any other that could possi
bly be made. It is a family quarrel, and lhave
no disposition to get mixed up with it. It is
simply a contest between “the outs and the
ins.” Mr. Brown will take possession, I un
derstand. about the Ist of July.
Quite a number of the Maconites are pre
paring for the heated term, and are making
inquiries as to places and excurson rates.
Some few are leaving now. Quite a number
have gone on the Toronto excursion which
leaves Atlanta to-night. The steamship line
from Savannah is the favorite route North,
but many are changing because they cannot
secure berths, as it is reported that every one
is taken up to some time in July. The capaci
ty, as extensive as it is, of this line is not
equal to the demand, and more ships will have
to he put on if its popularity continues. It is
undoubtedly the most pleasant route to pleas
ure hunters, and some are regreiting that they
cannot get accommodations on it The Upper
Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia springs are
claiming a large share of attention, but no ex
cursioujrates have been published except by the
Kennesaw route. Constant inquiries are
made of your correspondent about them in
his journeying around the country.
The Board of Trustees of Wesleyan Female
College did themselves an honor in conferring
upon Miss Louise A. Tucker, of Jacksonville.
Fla., the honorary degree of Artium Baccalau
reate. Miss Tucker is the daughter of Judge
J. Wofford Tucker, of Sanford, Fla., a lovely
and an accomplished lady. She has been iden
tified with the educational interests of Jack
sonville for many years. The honor is worthi ! y
bestowed.
President Hardeman and Secretary Grier are
making everypreparation for the forthcoming
State Fair. Their premium list is out and
being circulated. The programme will be at
tractive, and a large crowd will, no doubt, be
present. It will open on Monday. October 17th,
and continue one week. Jack Plane.
Tbe Week In RHnclng Lane,
London, June 17.—1n the Mincing Lane
markets during the past week there was a
partial improvement which made some
further progress. Buyers are showing rath
er more confidence, but speculative business
Is at present restrained to very few articles.
At the Netherlands Trading Company’s cof
fee sale on Wednesday last valuations
were exceeded by 1 \ to cents.
This increased the firmness of me coffee
market, and good ordinary Java went at
about 38 to 38% cants against 34 cents Id
May. Good to tine coloury E*st India has
risen 2to 3 shillings per hundred weight,
and coloury plantation Ceylon is also dearer.
Foreign maintains the recent advance. Rio
is firm, but advices of further extensive
shipments to Europe are calculated to keep
prices moderate. The shipments to
the chaunel and North Europe,
thence for the previous week, which
sere omitted In the regular
report on Monday, the 13th, were 108,000
bags. Grocery sugars have again been In
good demand. Crystallized Demerara has
further recovered 6d. per cwt. Low brown
kinds fully support last week’s quotations.
Refined is steady. Prices in the Clyde are
tending upwards. Tea was inactive. Fine
Congou at auction sold at a decline. Indian
brought fuliy the previous rates.
Brlllsb Breadstuff'*,
Liverpool, June 17.—The leading grain
circular says: “Grain continues firm, most
provincial markets rating at a shilling
advance. Millers are reluctant to re
spond, owing to flour not having pro
portionately Improved. Cargoes in all
positions are steadily held, and are
rather dearer. On spot since Tues
day there was a fair business in
wheat at full rates. Corn was a shade
easier. At to-day’s market there was an
average attendance and a quiet feeling.
For wheat there was a restricted demand at
unchanged rates. Flour was rather neg
lected. Canada peas realized higher figures.
Corn opened flat but with renewed en
couragement, and rallied at the dose.”
Manchester Market.
London, June 17.—The Manchester Guar
dian, In its commercial article this morning,
says; “The market is quiet and less firm
than in the beginning of the week. The
weakness was ipore pronounced In yarn
than in the cloth market, but on both offers
were accepted on Thursday that would have
been refused on Tuesday, but the relapse
was not general. India and China mer
chants are acting with much caution, be
cause of tbe unsettled state of exchange.
There is a quiet business for other markets,
but large transactions are seldom reported.”
Cotton In Liverpool.
Liverpool, June 17.— This week’s circu
lar of a the Liverpool Cotton Brokers’ Asso
ciation says; “Cotton was in moderate de
inand throughout the week. Prices are
without material change. American was
more In demand, at unchanged rates. In
sea island business waa limited, and quota
tion are unaltered. Futures opened firm,
but shortly weakened, and after fluctuating
slightly prices closed dull at l-33d. decline."
LOUISVILLE GLEANINGS.
A TYPICAL TALE OF KENTUCKY.
A Town of me Olden Time—Two
Snltora for a Nut-Brown Maid-
Lore’s Folly and a Parent’s Rage—
A Stolen Wedding and a Widowed
Bride-Hearts that were Mended
and Vows ibat were Foregone—Tbe
Latest Louisville Rage—Professor
Jennings Baltina In the Shekels—
Art In Kentucky’s Metropolis—
Israelites In Palaces.
Louisville, Ky., June 13.—Something more
than thirty years ago there was a pretty, quiet
little town in Southern Kentucky,sitting off the
line of railroads and merely strung on the clialn
of a stage routes that connected it with itj
more Southern and Northern sisters. The
town Is in the game place yet, but instead of
the lumbering coach that rattled through its
hilly main thoroughfare every alternate day,
and the musical horn that aroused echoes from
fairy voices all the region round, a sinuous
iron track cuts through a corner, and ashriek
ing, puffing monster flashes into and out of
town every few hours.
The town itself has kept pace with the march
of events, and is not so much of the primitive
borough as it is of the thriving young city.
But at the time mentioned it hardly dreamed
of future greatness, and was content to derive
its information of the outside world from the
budget brought in by the stage, and the still
more voluminous gossip of the driver, at that
period an autocrat whose authority was as
unquestionable a thing as the divine right of
kings. There was no such progressive idea in
embodiment as a newspaper with them, nor
within a radius of fifty miles. Think of their
happy condition—no editor—no local reporter
—neither an interviewer nor interviewed—no
society column! O golden age! O dream of
Arcady! But present bliss is never appreci
ated. It was vaguely whispered that the
mighty enginery of the press was to
be set up amongst them—that it was actually
on the way. The village was in an ecstacy of
delight, and went out en masse to welcome the
distinguished arrival. The editorial sanctum
was located in an upper room of a dilapidated
building, and here tne presidifiggenius went to
work with ail the vim of youthful ardor and
enthusiasm. He was a floe f- llow, gav and
sunny-tempered and high-spirited, light of
heart and light of pocket, his college education,
his stock in trade, with the world all before
him, but with hope and courage to overcome
The belle of the village was a brown beauty,
tbe daughter of a wealthy and influential
Judge, whose elegant farm and aristocratic
mansion were amongst the most noted in the
county. The daughter wa* a wild, hoyd*nish
creature, brought up iu unrestrained freedom
and allowed to follow her own harem scarem
impulses, rosy and sun-burned, but a beauty for
all that, and with an exuberance of spirits
and a flow of natural wit that made her a most
captivating young person as she grew to wo
maihood. Of course when the stranger editor
came upon the scene, and was invited to par
ticipate in the wild revels that broke out in
his honor—for it was a very moral community,
and no unbecoming festivit es were tolerated
—he very naturally met the village beauty.and,
like everybody else, was atracted toward her.
The attraction was mutual, and his a’tentions
became so devoted that the gossips took it up
and commented in their privileged way.
Amongst the more prominent of the native
young men was one, the son of rich but hon
est parents, a newly-fledged lawyer who de
fended his clients with such signal success
that he landed them all in the penitentiary.
He had alw-ays been the boy lover of the “nut
brown maydie.”and had grown up with the idea
that she was his especial property. When,there
fore, he saw the turn affairs were taking his
hatred of the interloper knew no bounds The
demonstrations of ill-will were covert at first,
but. as matters proceeded, became more and
more marked. Now-a-days the belligerent
would have thrown himself into a card in the
opposition paper, but in the case in hand it
must be confessed there was a journalistic
monopoly. Therefore the aggressor resorted
to hand-bills and placarded the editor. This
gentleman’s patience gave way, and, being a
man of deeds, he took vengeance by giving the
author a good square horsewhipping. This
was a fine old custom that obtained with us in
those days. Previous to this the journalist had
made suit to the Judge for his daughter’s
hand, and had met with a peremptory,
almost an insulting refusal. The Judge
favored the young lawyer. While
all was excitement after the public “thrash
ing.” the nutbrown maydie and the editor
turned up missing. They crossed the boun
dary line, were married in an adjoining State
and started on their way home. Hut the suitor
left in the lurch and the bride's father, vtho
was a practical man, resolved to make a hand
some little tragedy and teach a wholesome
moral lesson at the same time. So when the
newiy-mated couple rode towards the towD,
at a bend in the road they were confronted by
the two, who rode up without a word, and
each sent a bullet into the bridegroom’s heart.
He fell from h ; s horse stone dead, and the
father, taking the bridle of his fainting child's
horse, rode gallantly away. There was a great
trial, and the outcome was inevitable—Judges
and juries and populace were the same then as
they are to day. The victim was a stranger,
poor and friendless, the murderers repre
sented the wealth, the influence, the
social position of the county—con
sequently they were cleared. A young brother
of the murdered man, who came from nobody
knew where, sat through the trial until the
verdict was rendered, and then as the prisoners
were leaving the court room fired on them and
wounded the younger one slightly. Time
passed on and the girl-widow was induced to
become the wife of the man who had helped
to make her a widow. They were married and
went South to live on a plantation. The war
came on and the husband entered the Confed
erate army with the rank of Colonel He was
killed in the Virginia valley and his family left
in tbe desolate condition shared by so naany
hundreds. Finally the widow made her way
back to Kentucky with her children, and in
the course of time her son, while be
ing educated for the ministry at a theological
college |in the East, became betrothed to a
beautiful young girl attending a fashionable
seminary in the same town. It turned out that
she was the daughter of the young brother
who attempted the life of his brother’s mur
derers, and the living representative of the
vendetta that existed between the two fami
lies. But her father also was dead, and as the
young people had no desire to keep open the
old wound, and as there was no one to make
them afraid, when their educations were com
pleted they made their plans, and were mar
ried a short while since, leaving at once for
San Francisco, thence to Burmab. India,where
they go as missionaries, pledged for ten years’
service. After all, a happier ending than the
Montague and Capulet.
Wi h the warm weather and Ihe breaking
up of schools and academies, is also disbanded
that popui r institution, the riding school. It
was organized here last fall by an Eastern gen
tleman, Captain Jennings, whose abilty as a
riding master is considered something supe
rior. Certainly something was needed to
teach the Louisville girls how to sit a horse
and hold them.-elves decently. There may be
many things a Louisville girl does to perfec
tion, but riding is an accomplishment wherein
she does not excel It is said that a graceful
and beautiful woman is never so graceful and
beautiful as when seated on a horse, and we
get a very pretty mental picture from the as
sertion, but when we see her bounce into the
saddle with a jerk, and start away leaping in
the air with every step of the horse,
dabbing her elbows and holding the
reins with both hands for dear life,
the picture is not so enchanting as it might
be. And that’s the way we have been doffig
until Captain Jennings, probably with a pre
science of how sadly he was needed, came all
the way from New York to make something of
us The young ladies’ riding school leaped into
favor from the word “go,” and all the winter
and spring has been the most popular amuse
ment of fashion The lessons were given in
the Exposition building, and the long rides
taken iu every suburban direction. Village
editors came to town, saw. went back home
and clamored for riding schools of their own.
It was considered quite the thing for the young
ladies, after a lesson, with the beaver, the
gauntlets and dainty whip, and the habit gath
ered in hand, to sally forth for a promenade
on the fashionable thoroughfare. By next
season Captain Jennings will erect an eques
trian temple for hi? class.
If we could not have an art school in Louis
ville, as so many of us desired and endeavored
to have, Carl Brenner has given us a studio and
gallery that does much to compensate. It was
our own artists who disagreed and dashed the
expectations of the art patrons to theeanh.
But Brenner is honest and thoroughly unself
ish, and does all he can to develop the art idea.
His studio is beautifully fitted up, and there
one may linger by the hour with the most relo
cated artists either from home or abroad.
This is the only studio open to the public in our
city. Brenner is constantly at work; one of
his pictures, ‘A June Afternoon,” was pur
chased last winter for the Corcoran Art Gal
lery, in Washington, for five hundred dollars.
Art lovers and critics have recently enjoyed a
treat in ihe exhibition of Virgilio Torjetti’s
splendid painting, “Richelieu and Julie.” It
was purchased in New York recently by one of
our wealthy art patrons, who placed it upon ex
hibition upon its arrival for the benefit of the
Masonic widows and orphans. It is the largest
canvas seen here since Duboetif’s “Prodigal
8on,” and attracts just as much admiring at
tention.
Mr. H. Victor Newcomb's elegant Broadway
mansion, with the greater part of the furniture,
has been leased by Mr. Levi Bamberger, of the
firm of Bamberger, Bloom & Cos., for an annual
sum of $3,500. This is the old family residence
of the elder Newcomb When he died his son
Victor sold his own new brown stone palace
out on Fourth avenue and came back to tho.
homestead. Mr. Nathan Bloom, of the same
firm, purchased Victor’s residence,
gradually but surely our thrifty Jewish fellow
citizens are coming into possession of all the
most elegant residence property in the eitv
Although the Newcombs hive gone to New
York ostensibly to make their bcune, it u be
tbeir time will be Quite equally
divided between G„tbam and their old home in
LouisyUle. * Coyle Docolm.
A modern Noah.
Ottowa, Gnt., Jane 17.—A man named
Martell commenced building a miniature
ark on Dalbousle street this morning, in an
ticipation of a flood on the 19th of June.
His wife has spent the entire week in cook
ing and preparing provisions lor the trip.
ESTABLISHED 1850.
OCR ATLANTA LETTER.
Weather-Cow Ordinance— Library—
Minor Topics—Savannah Delegate*
In Chrlatlan Association Conven
tion—This, That and the Other-
Final Paragraphs—Personal and
General News.
Atlanta, June 16 —The hot wave has struck
us at last in full force, and a few nights ago
blankets and other heavy bed clothing were
laid aside. During the day, however, we have
a little breeze, which makes the heat more
endurable.
Yesterday was the day set apart to enforce
the cow ordinance, but a committee from the
anti-cow meeting crowd employed lawyers,
and got out a temporary injunction until Sat
urday, when Judge Hillyer will hear the mer
its of the case. The movement is largely run
by disappointed candidates, who hope to make
political capital out of the excitement.
The proposed sale of the Young Hen's Libra
ry building is also getting up quite an excite
ment, but the friends of President Qholstien
seem to be in the majority, and the members
will no doubt vote to sell. A better location is
desired, and also a less expensive and showy
building. Tbe income of the association wil[
not warrant the keeping of the present new
edifice, which carries a heavy load of debt on
its shoulders. Rumor says the building will be
turned into a first-class hotel.
Hon. Lewis Lawrence, of Utica, N. Y., who
is the financial backer and intimate friend of
ex-Senator Roscoe Conk ling, was at the Mark
ham House on Monday in consultation with
some Atlanta Republicans. He has a winter
residence and large investments at Lake Mait
land. Fla., and was hurrying home to look
after the political interests of his friend Conk
ling. He carried some comfort along from
disappointed applicants for positions at the
hands of President Garfield.
Railroad matters are very quiet just now.
but something startling is expected soon in
regard to the Georgia Pacific Railroad. Avery
prominent railroad man—one who is inter
ested in the syndicate that proposed to build
Gordon's road—told me yesterday that the line
would not be completed in a hurry, and hinted
that there was a good deal of humbug about
the whole thing. The engineer corps and
working gangs are still in the field, and twenty
or thirty miles will soon be ready for the cross
ties and the iron. Time only can reveal what
will be done.
MINOR TOPICS.
The Moon, of Atlanta, is reported to have
suffered a total and permanent eclipse, after
one appearance, and gone to rest with the
Southern Dramatic Critic, its unfortunate
predecessor. AOlanta has the largest newspa
per cemetery in the South.
It is a cause of congratulation that Gen. Gill
more has advertised contracts for work on
Valusia bar. on the Upper St. John’s river, in
Florida, as the matter is one of vital impor
tance to thousands of people who travel up
that river every winter, and have often been
delayed on this bar.
Your editorial on “truck” farming is timelv
and important. Even here in Atlanta great
loss often occurs to shippers on account of a
“glut” in the market. There is need ot organ
ized action on the part of “truck” farmers and
shippers, and by telegraphic communication
heavy shipments could be changed so as to
strike Some point where a good demand pre
vails.
Never has Georgia seen such a quiet and ef
fective temperance boom. The Press Associ
ation has indorsed the work, all the religi
ous denominations have joined the movement,
the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union is
enlisting that sex, and a big temperance con
vention on the “Fourth of July” is recom
mended by the leading men of the Btate. Im
portant temperance legislation will certainly
be enacted at the July session of the General
Assembly.
THE YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.
I was really proud of the part taken by
Savannah in the convention of Young Men’s
Chri-tian Associations of Georgia, which
closed on Sunday night. The delegates from
the Savannah Association were among the
leading spirits and best workers of the con
vention.
At the opening meeting, Mr. Joseph Clav,
who was President last year, presided, and
Rev. R. P. Kerr delivered the response to the
address of welcome. At the closing meeting,
on Sunday night, farewell addresses were de
livered by Mr. Clay, bv Dr. J. P. is. Houstoun
and Mr. Theodore J. Elmore. All did exceed
ingly well, while Mr. Elmore was unusually im
pressive in his manner and matter, being a
more expei ienced public speaker.
During the daily sessions the Savannah dele
gates participated in the discussions and
shared in the conduct of the religious exer
cises, thereby adding largely to the success of
the convention. One thing pleased me very
much, and des-rves especial mention. I refer
to the quiet dignity of manner and peculiar
appropriateness of matter on the part of Sa
vannah’s young men. They avoided sensa
tional methods, slang phrases and popular
modes of expression. Calmly yet earnestly,
in well chosen words, they addressed them
selves successfully to thinking men and
women, losing sight of seif and popular ap
plause in the work before them.
THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER.
There is a lively and growing demand for
lumber in Atlanta, for building purposes.
South Georgia can find a good market here
now.
We are still having considerable sickness,
although but little of it is of a fatal character.
Our hotels have many summer visitors, and no
one seems to be in any way alarmed.
Judge Logan E. Bleckley’s lecture at the
Opera House for the Young Men’s Library, was
a medley of fun and sense thrown together
loosely, and created quite a sensation in the
audience.
The late General A. R Wright, of Augusta,
left a son named Malvern Hill Wright, in nonor
of the famous battle of Malvern Hill. General
H A. Barnum, of New York, also has a son
named, in a similar way, Malvern Hill Bar
num.
And now Mr. H. I. Kimball comes to the
| front with an old canal charter In his pocket
and promises Atlanta a canal. He says he
never falls to give what he promises, but for
got to add that what he gives generally fails
in the end.
Gainesville is not satisfied with her railroads,
and she proposes to take a hand in construct
ing a canal from that live city to Atlanta. All
that is needed to make the project a grand
success, and to insure its speedy completion,
is about three millions of dollars—a mere
trifle.
The establishment of a railroad car factory
at Cartersville ought to stir up the old car
factory at Dawson, on the Southwestern Rail
road. If .we are to have a railroad boom in
Georgia, which means through Western
freights, two good car factories ought to be
able to make money building new freight
cars.
It seems hard to get the old Atlanta Rolling
Mill (now the Georgia Iron Works! out of finan
cial troubles. Under all its changes of owner
ship and management it becomes seriously In
volved in debt and has a conflict with the work
men. They are again on a strike, as pay-day
has passed without bringing them their ca*h
The manager thinks, however, that the strike
is the result of a trade society interference
with his discharge of a w orkman.
Insane people are still rapidly on the In
crease in all parts of Georgia, and the question
of caring for them becomes more and more
perplexing It will take nearly a year to build
anew asylum, and about six months to enlarge
the present institution. During that period
the number of insane people to be cared for
will almost fill the new building, unless a libe
ral appropriation by the Legislature makes
provision for a large increase in future years.
The problem is a hard one to solve.
FINAL PARAGRAPHS.
The Methodist Church edifice at the West
End, of Atlanta, is to be called Davies’ C'hapeL
In memory of the late Rev. Francis Bartow
Davies, of Savannah, the pastor who had it
built and was greatly below and by the church.
Rev. R. C. Foute. formerly of Savannah, but
now rector of Bt. Phillip's Episcopal Church in
this city, will soon have the finest church
edifice in the Btate. It is located in the rear of
the old wooden edifice, and on the comer op
posite the City Hall Park. v
Col. X. W. Avery has relumed from New York
and is again hard at work on his forthcoming
book on Georgia. I have the means of know
ing that this work will be of general Interest to
all the people of the State, and be written in a
peculiarly attractive style
The Cotton Exposition (s very exten
sjvely advertised t-y special commissioners to
Europe, Canada, th? Southern Btates, and to
the North and West. If a crowd fail to come,
or the exhibits are short, it won't be any fault
of the advertising department of the manage
ment. The advertising boom has boomed In
every direction.
The familt of Lieutenant Colonel George P
Andrews, of the Fourth Artillery, well known
i“^ a S? ah 5? a 3° r of the Wfth Artillery,
left MoPherson Barracks yesterday, and. after
visiting friends at the North, will join Colonel
Andrews in San Francisco during the month
of August, where he h*s been on duty since
his deserved promotion last July
I desire to put in my feefcia protest against
the change of nauiQ yj the old Weslevan Fe
male College, a i Macon. Let Mr. Geo. T Seney
be duly honored for his liberal donation to
that venerable institution, but not by any such
change of name as Bishop Pierce suggests
The college is a Methodist institution, and the
nameof “Wesleyan” has given It both honor
and success m the past, and will continue to do
so in the future.
The fruit crop does not appear to have suf
fered as much from the severe weather as was
anticipated U would. Peaches are quite - plen
ty and some are very fine Dr. Wm. B. Jone*
from his famous seed and stock farm at Birds
vlUe, in Burke county, sends me some mas
mflcent early Alexander peaches, and eepbrt*
a good crop of fruit. In this septtou there Is an
ate?
won * Chathaj#,
>•♦■< —.
The feelings of the short lady who
looks at the fashion plates in the journals
and in the stores must frequently be at
ebb tide. Rid anybody ever see a fash
ion plate which was not entirely inhabit
ed by very tall ladies? Must the chubby
lady forever choose her patterns from
the half dozen lengths of nsh poles, ele
gantly draped, that adorn the pictures m
the fashion papers?— Herald.
A rumor was afloat about Willard’s
Hotel Wednesday night that ex-Senator
Dorsey had sailed from New York for
Europe,
BBIEF NEWS SUMMARY.
Since the Ist of June 29,200 Immigrants
hare arrived at Castle Garden.
Woman suffrage received but one vote
in the Italian Chamber of Deputies—that
of Its proposer, Signor Fabri.
The total of coupon 5 per cent, bonds re
ceived at the Treasury Department for con
tinuance at 8% per cent, foots up $42,000,-
000.
The mortgage on Congressman Hyatt
Smith’s church in Brooklyn has been fore
closed and the church will he sold by the
Sheriff.
Dwight Kidder, Jr., the boy murderer,
who shot his half-brother, C. D. Kidder, at
Springfield, Mass., has been held for the
grand jury.
Hugh E. Mullen, clerk of the distributing
department of the Chicago post office, has
been held in $5,000 bail on tbe charge of
stealing money from letters.
Tbe Daily Telegraph says : “At a late hour
last night a telegram from Paris stated that
no objection to Foxhall as the winner of the
Grand Pru had been received there.”
The death is announced of Professor Geo.
Rolleston, of Oxford University, at the age
of 52, and of Sir Josiah Mason, the distiu
guished manufacturer and philanthropist.
A Palestine, Texas, tpecial says: “In the
case of C. C. Rogers, charged with the mur
der of Bishop, about eighteen months ago,
the jury brought in a verdict of acquittal.”
A dispatch from Troupe. Texas, says:
“Bhad to the number of 125,000, sent but
bv the Fish Commissioners at Washington,
were deposited in Sabine river yesterday,”
A dispatch from Dallas, Texas, says the
party of Mormons who immigrated from
England to Western Texas last fall, passed
through that city on their way to Salt Lake.
Work at the Pepperell and Laconia Mills,
Blddeford, Me., is now practically stopped,
those not engaged in the strike quitting
work for want of material in the proper
stages of manufacture.
Five sacks of mail matter which arrived
at the New York post office from Bermuda,
were found to be without labels Indicating
their destination. It is presumed tbat
6teamer rats destroyed the labels, which
were of parchment.
Albert Felix Vogel, on trial at New York,
charged with attempted abduction of little
Rosa Strasburger, has been eonvicted and
remanded. He will be tried on anotber
indictment next week, charging him with
attempted robbery.
The body of au unknown man was found
at the ferry landing on the Canada side of
Niagara Falls, with a rope around the neck.
The body was unrecognizable, having evi
dently been in tbe water for some time.
Foul play Is suspected.
Stephen A. Hurlbut, appointed Minister
to Peru, has decided to accept tbe position.
He will sail on June 30 h. It Is said the in
structions to Hurlbut will direct him to pre
vent, if possible, further absorbtion and de
struction of Peru by Chill.
An explosion of gas occurred in the office
of the English Loan Company, at London.
Mr. Elliott, the Secretary, was burled
through a window and severely burned
about the face and arms. The gas leaked
in the vault, and hence the explosion. The
building was badly shattered and the win
dows were broken.
As John Evans, of Wayne street, was
walking through Henderson street, Jersey
City, he was accosted by James Sullivan, a
traveling chiropodist, who, without any
provocation, Btruck htrn in the face with
his fist. Evans retaliated by knocking his
assailant down. When Sullivan regained
his feet be pulled a large knife from bis
Docket and stabbed Evans six times in the
head.
On the eighteenth day of his fast, John
Griscom weighed 172% pounds, a gain ot %
of a pound in 24 hours, during which he
drank 32 ounces of water. His resplratiou
was 10, pulse 62, and temperature 98 3 5.
A microscopic examination cf his blood
“showed It to be iu an almost perfectly
healthy condition.” It Is also stated that
“he pressed the dynamometer to its utmost
limit, and with a dead weight lifted 500
pounds.”
GEORGIA REPUBLICANS.
They Go Back, on Independents.
Wednesday the State Central Committee
of the Republican party in Georgia met in
Atlanta, with a full attendance, and pro
ceeded to consider the situation as it re
lates to their party in the South, and especi
ally In Georgia. The questions relating to
party policy were fully discussed. The
question as to whether a better fight could
be made against the Democracy by the aid
of 6C-called Independents, or whether the
Republicans had better put forth a straight
ticket, was carefully considered, and it was
finally determined that the average Georgia
Independent Democrat is a fraud,” and that
while he promises all sorts of things to the
negroes in his canvass he is careful never to
fulfill those promises when in office.
The talks by every member of the com
mittee indicated that the colored voters are
losing faith in these fair promlsers and
little doers. Some of the expressions were
especially strong, indicating deceit of the
most glaring kind by the men who have suc
ceeded as Independent Democrats in getting
into office and then proved false to the ne
groes who were the means of their election.
The committee, after due consideration, re
solved that it is best for the Republican
party to maintain a separate organization in
Georgia and do the best it can to sustain
itself, [t also resolved tbat the course of
the so-called Independent Democrats now
In Congress from Georgia did not meet the
approval of the committees. Some very
plain things were said about tbe so-called
friends of the colored voter who went back
on him at the first showing, and the meeting
proved that there is no more likelihood of a
coalition of the Republicans and Independent
Democrats than there was a year ago. Iu
conversation the delegates all favored the
running of straight R-publlcan tickets iu
next year’s elections, and expressed thetr
utter want of fairh In promises of Inde
pendent Democrats.
Fido Gets in His Work Again.—
Kingston, N. Y., special; George Post,
a youDg man lately married, was taken
with strange symptoms on Tuesday,
which have developed into genuine
hydrophobia. The patient is now very
violent during the spasms, which are
hourly growing more frequent and
severe. He has torn his bed into shreds
and is now lying on the floor, with the
windows of his room securely boarded.
Between the spasms he seems rational,
and remains comparatively quiet, though
exhibiting the usual horror of water in
any form. He was bitten in the thumb
and palm of his right hand about two
years ago by a dog with which he was
playing. The wound soon healed, and
nothing was thought of it, as the dog
was not mad. Indeed, he had almost
forgotten the occurrence until called to
mind by his present attack. The case
is carefully watched by leading physi
cians of the city, but no hope of his re
covery is entertained by them.
Statesmen’s Beverages —Windom
is the only total abstinence man in the
administration. He neither keeps the
‘‘rosy” at home nor partakes of it out
side. Garfield is a temperate man, but
not a total abstinence man. He* will
take a nip of whisky or brandy once in
a while in congenial company, and he
drinks wine at dinner when he is out.
Blaine never tasted brandy or whisky or
any distilled liquor in his iife. He drinks
a little ebampague at dinner, if he has
company or is diDing out, but nothing
else. Hunt, of the Navy, is a charming
gentleman in society life, and will take a
drink or two when he feels like it. Lin
coln, also. Some say Blaine, as well as
Conkling, is physically played out.
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