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Athens, Friday, March 6, 1871 No Lecture. We learn from President Dean that Dr. Tiffany will not be able to come to Alliens at present, and consequently there wjll be no lecture at Collego Cha pel this Thursday night. Next Thurs day night, the 12th Instant, Dr. Hare, of Trenton, New Jersey, will deliver a Lecture, and we bespeak Tor him a large audience. Tno Centennial Exposition. Tho President has sent a message to Congress in regard to the proposed Ccn lennlal Exposition. He warmly favor r the enterprise as circulated to do much " good, and thinks Congress should free 4 Ty extend nid and encouragement. Senator Rrownlow. y The Maryvillo Republican deprecates Senator Brownlow's views on the civil rights bill now pending in Congress, as expressed in his letter lately published. For our part, we think the Senator omi- . neatly sound on the subject, and that. ..Instead of forfeiting tho respect and confidence of the colored people, his ad- : vice should commend him still further to tbeir gratitude and esteem. " Ex-President Fillmore. Tho country will bo pained to learn that ex-President Millard Fillmore is in ft precarious condition from an attack of paralysis. Mr. Fillmore is ono of the very few distinguished men of this conn try, who at tho termination of a success ful public career, carried with him in hU retirement the esteem and confl denco of tho good and virtuous of all " parties. ".;!:;.'...!'. Bard Conflrniod. We are happy to bo able to announce that tho United Stales Senate last Mon- ; day confirmed tho appointment of cx . Governor Sain. Bard ns postmaster nl Atlanta by n two-thirds vote. The nomi nation has been pending foino tiino, nnd the result is claimed as a victory for the administration. We slull nlwayathink better of tho Prcsidont for appointing Gov. Hard, and of tho Senato for con firming tho appointment. Ills to be hoped tho new incumbent will at onco Inatltuto sotno reforms in tho Atlanta office, where wo aro inclined to think thov aro needed. Sold Out at Auction. It is announced in the dispatches that tho furnituro of Jay Cooke's office, on tho corner of Wall and Nassau streets, Sovr York, was sold at auction a few days ago. Tho amount realized was $1,200. Thcro's mutation for you. A year ago this man was reckoned as tho moneyed king of the land; to-day the trappings of tho oflico where ho dis pensed millions is brought undue tho auctioneer's hammer! Happier ho who, like tho poor printer, lays up his trea sures above where moths do not cor rupt nor thieves break through and stoal. . ; Contradiction. ; Tho itatcmcnt in tho papers last week that the Senato Committee on Trans portation Routes to the Seaboard had agreed to report that although Congress If as .constitutional power to rrgnlato railroads, it Is not now expedient to ex ercise tho power, is pronounced by the Chairman of the Committee to bo whol ly unauthorized. Ho says no conclusion has been como to on tho subject. It would not perhaps bo extravagant to say that throe-fourths of tho stuff daily disseminated from Washington by tele graph and through tho malls, is equally destitute of foundation. Tho faiilt, how over, does not attach altogether to tho newsgalhercrs, but rather to the read ing public, which demands something fresh and novel every morning, even at tho expense of truth, and the bigger the lie the more greedily it Is devoured. County Candidates. A good many people gathered In the town last Monday, no small proportion of whom were aspirants for tho differ ent connty offices. A few years ago fully ono-haif tho volers of this county wero disfranchised not allowed to ap proach tho ballot-box nnd denied tho prlvilogo of holding olffiec and oppress ed' with taxation without rcpreponta tlon. To tho best of our recollection this paper had something to do in tho work of removing the shackles from their limbs and ro-Invcs'ing (hem with tho rights of citizenship. We cannot bo lipvo that they havo already forgotten tho evils from which they so lately es caped, oi' that they aro anxious for a restoration of tho rulo which oppressed thorn. .Tho truth is, there Is too much greod for public offico among our peo ple of all' parties, and A good deal less would bo bolter for the social and mate rlaHnloreMs of tho county. By reference to another part of tho paper, it will bo scon that tho aspirants for Tax Collector and County Trustoo havo agreed upon a plan for settling tho candidacy for Ihcso ofllecs, which we hopo may result to tho satisfaction of all couconiod, though thai Is hardly possi ble. Humors of a very bad nature In re gard to the Ashantco oxpcdilion wero current In London a few days ago, but lh report could not bo traced to an au thentic source. A Word for the Post. We learn that some of the grangers have got their backs humped about au editorial article or two which has re cently appeared in this paper in regard to that order. A few words gcncral'y suffice for a plain, blunt man, and we respectfully sugggest to our impulsive Irlcn.ls to keep their shirts on and go slow where tho road I rough. The Post doesn't proposo to war on the grangers; it has other and more inter esting work ahead." It Is one of the sen tinels on tho watrbtowcr of the polit ical Zion, and holds a commission from high authority to cry aloud and spare net, to teach tho radicals their trans gressions and the houso of (irant their sins. It has no leWure, if it had the inclination, for less important labor. . Tho order in question is a new one, hedged around with secresy and obli gations, and it was our duty to caution the farmers against rushing into it with out understanding exactly what they wero doing particularly as it was bo lug introduced by men who were not of them and had no interest In common with them. This we have done in a candid, honest way. and it is their privi- fego to heed tho advice, or to let it pass by like the idle winds, as to them may seem best. Tho idea that any new en terprise, order or institution can bo started here or elsewhere-' without at tracting attention and eliciting comment is simply absurd, and not at all credita ble to the intelligence and liberality of such ns entertain it. "The greatest good to tho greatest number" has always been tho rork and rule of our faith as an humblo journalist. If, m tho order in question progresses, it developes any thing good and beneficial to our section, it shall receive our hearty nnd unhesi tating approbation. On tho contrary, if it should fail of that, and appears likely to result in disappointment and harm, we will just as promptly denounce and condemn it. And this without tho least thought as to bow our course may af fect tho circulation of the paper. We are all by nature more or less selfish, but a man who has a soul largo enough to bo saved will never bo warped and controlled in thn discharge of his duty to the public by considerations of a mero mercenary character. Brother Charlton himself, who has trod tho marts of tri.de and sounded all tho depths and shoals of money-getting, will readily concede that ihuiu is something more valuable, even in (his life, than "dimes and dollars and dollars and dimes." Congress nnd the Railroads. On tho 3d, the Houso of Representa tives hnd under consideration tho bill reported from tho Committco on Rail ways and Canals to regula'e commerce by railroad among the several States, and which proposes to prevent the im position of unreasonable rates, nnd to prohibit discrimination of rates. It al so provides for a board of commission ers to be appointed by tho President, who aro to institute a thorough investi gation nnd inquiry into tho rates of toll and compensation charged for tho trans portation of freights and passengers, and into the reasonableness thereof. The commissioners nro to fix for each railroad line n scparnto schedule of rea sonable maximum rates of charges for tho transportation of freights and pas sengers, a,nd cars loaded nnd unloaded ; and tho railroad companies aro to be bonnd by these rates. ' Speeches were made by McCrary, of Ohio, in support of tho bill, and Arthur, of Kentucky, against it. Tho bill was mado a special ordor from day to day. Tho .Famine in India. A dispatch has been received in Lon don 'from the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal, which gives a most alarming re port of tho condition of the peoplo in that vicinity. Ho says that fully 1,071,000 persons nro starving to death in the dis tricts affected by the famine, and that all the poorer classes are beginning to suffer for want of food. It is at least worthy of noto that in a large majority of cases where British rule and supre macy havo been extended, trouble and misery havo fallen upon the nativo popu lation. ' Want to Return. It is stated that tho people of West Virginia nro so disgusted with State af fairs generally that if nny arrangement could bo mado, without unduly burden ing them with debt, they would willing ly rejoin tho Old Dominion. Tho par tition was a piece of "political rascality which might have been expected to pro duco moro curses than blessings. Latest from Spain. Among tho later advices from Spain It is stated that "fivo thousand Repub licans, who wero encamped near tho village of Somorostato, wero surprised by tho Carliets and a bloody engage ment took placo, in which ono thousand of tho former were killed and tho re mainder took to flight, and were closely pursued by tho Carlisls. All of them wero captured or drowned In their at tempt te re-cross tho river." Struck Hard pan. ; Tho temperance crusaders at' Jcffer souvillo don't sooin to have been as suc cessful as at some other points, having sung nnd prayed for a week or moro straight along without making tho least Impression tipon tho flinty-hearted rum sellers. At last advices they were still at work, believing that perseverance will finally triumph. A Sensible Congressman. We don't care if den. Garfield, Rep resentative to Congress from the 19th Ohio District, Is a Republican. He is evidently a man of extraordinary good sense, close observation and sound judgment In tho late debate in the House of Representatives on the Frank ing Privilege, Mr. Garfield said and we invito special attention to the re markthat ; ''".. i He would vote for that part of the bill allowing free transmission to week ly newspapers In the counties of their publication. The whole country news paper press had been almost fatally crip pled by the repeal of the franking priv- mcge. In his judgment the five thou sand wccklv newspapers of the countrv were tho best real exponents of public opinion. A man who climbed to the fifth storv of a metropolitan newspaper Lofliee at 11 o'clock at night, and slashed on an euitoriai ami sent it oil lo (he country, called that the public seutimmt of tho American people. In country newspapers the editor, a quiet, sensible man, who in the course of the week saw men from cverv townhlp in the county, and had his mind filled with tho best thoughts of his county, wrote notices and editorials during iho week which gavo moro of tho public, sentiment of that county than all the metropolitan journals of the United States could give of that county. Tho repeal of thefrauk threatened to'catrv down with it a very largo number of country papers that could hardly livo if tho present orJr of things continued." Wo repeat, that tho honorable gentle man's head is altogether lerel on the question at issue, and wo tike occasion lo thank him for having given utter ance to thoughts so eminently worthy tho consideration of 1ie deliberative body in which they were made. They arc in striking contrast with the enun ciations of Gen. Hitler, mado during the same debate, who has been tho reci pient of a good nany hard blows at the hands of tho pre both of the city and country. , The Financial Condition of Texas. The Texas SAte tax, assossod for the year 1873, was $1,113,000; but fully that amount is already duo upon State war rants, for deficiencies in appropriations nnd to the ichool fund. The warrants aro at discpunt, and consequently the collectors of taxes buy them up with tho money received from tho taxpayers, and pay thorn into the Treasury instead of tho money. The Stato is thus left without (ho means of paring the cur rent expenses of the government. Gov ernor Coke is anxious to fund this float ing debt, but some of tho newspapers prefer tho Issuo of a new loan. The Governor's platvaccnis to savor of repu diation, hut If it can bo mado to work fairly toward tho holders of warrants it would bo preferable to the issuo'of a new loan. After the example set by other Southern States Texas would find it advantageous to avoid entering the market of tho world with her bonds. Tho Rabun Gap Railroad. The Georgia papers speak encourag ingly of work on tho Rabun Gap Rail road. Tho Southern Watchman says In speaking of this road : "It is already graded to the Air-Line fortv miles north of this place a large portion of tho cross-tics aro now ready, and tho trains will be running before tho summer closes while engineers arc now surveying the northern end of the line, from tho Air-Line R. II. to Rabun Gap. Knoxvillo and Augusta the Georgia and Tort Royal Railroads aro vitally interested in tho completion of the Northeastern Railroad and tho connec tion between Rabun Gap and Knox villo ; nnd wo hopo to see all parties go work vigorously to open up this line from tho Grent West to tho Atlantic seaboard and tho interior Southern markets." From the Now York Herald. Tho whisky war In Grecncvillo,Tcnn., is conducted in trtio military stylo, the besiegers having erected tents in front of Mrs. Ward's saloon to protcet them from tho inclemency of tho weather, while sho has received reinforcements for carrying on tho defence in tho shape of a keg of whisky sent bur by tho sa loon keepers of Knoxvillo. Thcro is something so whimsical in 'nil this that it is doubtful if a contest so conducted can have any lusting beneficial results. Tho Missouri Farmers. The Stato Grango is in session at Boonevillo. Seven hundred and thirty two snbordiuato granges, with an ag gregate membership of over 85.000, are represented. The feeling of iho dele gates Is said to bo very strong against the manufacturers who refuse to deal directly with tho farmers, nnd a list of their establishments is to be published for tho guidance of the farmers, who havo resolved to use nono of their ar ticles. Trouble in the Household. A gentleman just from Washington reports serious dlsaffectlons among tho Republicans In Congress. Tho contest over tho Boston Collectorshlp, which resulted In the confirmation of Butler's man, has engendered feelings of bitter ness which will probably create much futuro trouble. A Woodless Rencontre. A collision occurred at Washington last Monday between Congressman Pel- ham, of Alabama, and young Bustced, a nephew of tho notorious Judgo of that name. Blows were Interchanged, and pistols drawn, but no serious injuries wero Inflicted. The affair grew out of a former quarrel. The Crusade. The Clarksville Tobacco Leaf doubts whether the present temperance move ments will result la rntjeh permanent good, and says! Whisky is a social evIT. Law cannot reseh It A social uprising, a great Bicmiy iijiii-uyhi, n cm ill rrvumiun ui puclic opinion, welling, rolling up, and not receding might accomplish reform. I nline opinion alone ran reform it A temporary mania, a sudden tempest, a snb.equentthcrcto.all written and print 2!?.T'nJJ7 '"l..,""J'- ,i-kV!'i' 10 Hi ed mal.er and such other thing, a. have the wave cm effect nothing Tlirrib,,f" Ordered by cither House for dis- must bo a great moral revulsion in the community against alcohol, strong steady and lasting. Then they may have laws In accord. All the law can do In our belief is to repeal -all the tippling laws. We have thought the law should regulate what ever it cannot control, gaming, tippling, licentiousness and make it yield a revo nue; but we are convinced that the doctrine is moro pernicious than the open advocacy of immorality ns arc nial luxury. To license gaming or mis dciiiciinor or anything that is against public policy or morals is at once to in vest vice with the sanctity of law, and gild the foul thing, (irant it no license and no quarter under the low and you drive it to the alleys aud slums and dark places and (hero it should haunt if it will stay. Licnnso it ami at onco it becomes rcspsectahle. for tho law has said it is not crime and lent Its protecting a'iti. Tippling isa hundred fold moro respectable to-day than before ll.o re peal of tho quart law. Men sought hack doors then and it was not reputa ble The youth did not then so readily or 50 young imbibo tho taste. It is eaY for the boy to walk In whero his father is not afraid to enter the front door. This Is, briefly stated, our own viow of the question in Tennessee asoue that is likely to be a practical ono. Bad for the Candidates. Tho 'Indiana correspondent of the Courier-Journal writes: . , Tho candidates for oflico this fall arc going to have a hard time of it between the temperance- movement and tho Grango movement. They will find It no easy matter to occupy an independent position, and, it they attempt it, the chances aro they will bo beaten ; and if they tnko sides they aro beaten certain.' ' Tho fact ' Is, they will bo "damned if they do, and they will bu darned If they "don't." Wo have paid but iittlo attention to tho candidates' strugglo which U now going on in this county, but, from ! the general observa tion, we aro satisfied that our candi dates aro having a rough time of it, and don't know in tho morning but what they will bo wrecked before night on tho temperance or grange platform. Georgia Enterprise. A correspondent of tho Dulton Citi zen has lids to say'of the cotton factory located at Columbus, Ga: "I was Invited to visit the F.aglo nnd Phoenix Factory, and was well repaid lor my trouble. Two largo six story brick buildings, filled from basement to garret with all kinds of machinery for making cotton nnd woolen cloth, with eight hundred operatives as "busy as bees" attending Iho machines that turn out their millions of yards annually. Tho company pays out $200,000 yearly to their operatives, bringing 2.500 useful citizens to swell the population of tho city. Think of it ono manufacturing company bringing into a city as inaiiv inhabitants asare now in our own city !" ' Gubernatorial. The Columbia Herald says, "Gen. A. W. Campbell, of Jackson, Tenncsce, called on us yesterday. The Jackson papers aro in favor of his nomination for Governor, by tho Conservative State Convention. Gen. Campbell enjoys, we bclicvo, considerable, reputation as a man of ability, and looks like Horace Maynard, except that he is younger, and wears a moro cheerful face. If ho is nominated for Governor, wo will sup port him." . From tho Atlanta Herald. Dio Lewis, the down-castcrand cleri cal fanatic, Is making a "good thing" out of the crazy temperance women of Ohio. He only charges them fifty dol lars per day for his labors, or thrco hun dred and fifty dollars per week, his work not stopping on Sunday. How long this catch-penny mountobank will be allowed to rob honest peoplo, re mains to be seen. From tho Nashvillo Hanncr. Both the political organizations in Ohio regard the Dio Lewis "women's movement" with eyes of apprehension and disfavor. One correspondent says it is a common remark that "this thing is going to break up tho Republican party if it goes much further;" and, in deed, It stands to reason that tho mu nicipal elections this spring will largely turn on tho whisky issuo. North Carolina. Tho Ashcvlllo Pioneer says Deputy Marshal N. II. II. Burns was shot and killed In Ssraiti county a few days ago. It Is thought that tho murder was tho act of parties connected with the band of counterfeiters, whom Burns has been very active in hunting up, and helping to bring to Juslico. Wm. R. Dills has been arrested and committed lo jall.chargW with being concerned In tho murder, ' Ititrntngr tho Woods. A farmer, writing in tho Atlanta Con stitution, strongly favors tho burning of the woods every spring. Ho says it im proves tbo stock range, benefits tho soil and timber, destroys the snakes, bugs, rats, ticks, etc., aud reduces tbo amount of sickness. It took two persons to marry a conplo In Perry county, Ky., a short tlmo since, ajnstico of tho peace and his estimable wife. Ho performed tbo ceremony while sho hold Iho baby. The Franking Privilege. In tho House of Representatives on the 2 J. Mr. Butler, of Matsacbntcttt, in troduced a bill to enable members of Congress to do public business with ' thcirconttitueoti and other departments j Juf government and limit tho franking privilege to rertaiti newspapers. The bill pwvidot that during any affusion of Congress and for thirty days prior and trlbol Ion, shall go freo of postage. The second section provides that all newt- papers regularly printed and not adver tilng sheets simply, shall go free of postago through the mails In the conn, ty where they are published but shall not be delivered under the fret delivery system. Tho third section requires all postal matter to bo prepaid. Tho Illacks. Tho New Orleans Picayune estimates that since ISTOat least 100,000, negroes and 300,000 whites have- gone to Texas from the Southern States east of the Mississippi. Tho Picayune regards Texas as tho safety-valve of the South, and has no fear that the negro emigra tion there will exceed the white. In Alabama tho departure of the blacks Is consolidating a permanent Democratic power. In Mississippi and Louisiana, where tho blacks were moro nnmcrou than the whites in 1870, there is a steady decline in tho numbers.'and tho white vote will soon be tho largest. Western Hog: Stat 1st lea. The National Crop Reporter publishes estimates from reports of its correspon dents in tho Stales of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin of tho prospective supply of hogs for summer packing in thoso States. Thcso estimates place the number at fifty per rent, less than the number fattcnod last year for summer packing. Wisconsin returns eighty per cent, as compnrcd with last year, and Minnesota forty-two percont. being re spectively tho highest aud lowost aver ages of the several States. The Case in Rrief. ... . "So long," aptly remarks tho Courier Journal, "as money can bo made by sel ling whisky by the drink, just so long will whisky bo sold by the drink. Aud the temperance women will find out after awhile thnt AS flint ft they iimwdoM h ono crop of saloon-keepers another crop will spring, up in its place. And hence, unless this singing nnd praying in and around saloons ! pushed right along day after day, and year nftcr yenr, and ago after age, no town or city mny consider its drinkii.g saloons perma nently abolished." All for Lager. A New York paper says William Kramer, proprietor of the Atlantic Gar den, New York, who has just purchased the Old Bowery Theatre for $1G0.0'X), began life sixteen or seventeen years ago ns a waiter in n Division street lager beer saloon, at the compensation of $1,50 pet week. He now owns, besides tho At lantic Garden nnd Bowery Thcalro, a largo brewery up town, a fino residence, a conplo of hotels at Sharon Springs, and a crockery store in tho Bowery all from lager at fivoficntsa glass. Whisky" Ulnars. Tho Boston Post Washington enrrcs pondont says, tho next development of corruption promised, Is to concern par ticularly sotno whisky rinsrs in St. Lou is, and Pekin, Illinois. Tho develop ments so far, aro to tho effect that at the largo number of distilleries in those cities whisky is manufactured in great quantities, and shipped to New York with tho understanding that It is lo be exported at New York. Tho whisky is drawn out. tho barrels aro filled with water and the water Is sent to Knropo, and tho whisky is cither sold or rcship ped to various points in tho country. Suit for Fees. Tho Alabama State Journal of last Monday says the City Court, at Mont gomery, was engaged on tho caso of Key & Richmond, of Chattanooga, vs. tho Stato of Alabama. This is a suit for $20,000, for services as attorneys In the courts of Tennessee. Georgia. Tho Atlanta Constitution says: After tho 1st day of November, 1871, section 1078 of tho Codo Is repealed, so far as to annul all lions given to factors, mer chants, dealers in fertilizers and other persons, except landlords. Hon. A. II. Stephens. A Washington dispatch of tho 2d says tho Hon. A. II. Stephens had a relapse that day, and was reported to be nearly at tho point of death. His condition bad been such as to insplro soliciting for somo lime. lluslness In New York. New Yoiik, March 3. No bettor Il lustration of tho dullness and stagna tion iu finance, trade and commerce can bo given than tho cxtrcmo low rates for money and tho enormous falling off in tho produce export from this port, as represented by this wook's official Cus tom House statement. Money was of fered with unusual freedom at .'III. and It seemed ns if tho wholo capital of the country was to bo obtained on Wall street for tho mero asking. A writer In the Medical Times and Gn.ctto argues that fatigue In a long rail way journey arises from tho constant trembling motion of tho floor under the feet, and that thn uso of an air cushion as a footstool relieves all sen so of wea riness. ; Tho Movement In I'hlladelpla. A dispatch of Ust Saturday, the iSlh, says : A prayer meeting was held iu the Bap'.iit chapel, on Seventh street and Susquehanna avenue, at the cxtrrtno northern section of the city. At tho fmnnint ahnnt Inn tuin.fr.! Inliaa present. Mrs. Dr. French, a well known , -...... 1. : I - 1 t - . k - viiii rwiii,. 1 iT.iuni 10 ina pprii ing exercises the reporter wtrt re quested t withdisw, and the f roreed ingi were conducted secretly. After a tong dlcnslon It wa decided lo com mence a cruaado against the liquor deal ers at once, and for thai purposo they delegated twenty of their number, who proceeded to three saloon In tho vicin ity, around which they tang and prayed until the doors were rioted. Atone place a side door was left open where a n u in her of rough gathered who rid i" ruled the proceedings so much, that one of the ladie wept To-day the move ment wat spaxuodlc, and a majority of tho people do not think the movement will bo vnrcrssfu! In Ihi city. Stabbing: AfTrnjr. From a Pulaski dispatch to the Nash ville Banner, we learn (hat a terrible tragedy Imik plac thertj on Sunday night. Lindsay Mo Cord wa killed be t ween the hvrmrf eleven and twelve p. in., in a difficulty bet ween himself and1 ono Whli Bunch and Marshal, near that place. He was slabbed in (fifeo Mscr about the neck ami shoulder, and died it) a few minute after receiving tho' wounds. A jury of inquest wa sum moned the same night, and examined n' number of witnesses, but did iiotagreo upon a verdict at to who did tho tab blng. Marshall mado hi escnpr. Bunch wns arrested and committed to jail. The proof elicited at the. .coroner' in quest implicated both pMSons. Tho difficulty occurred about a lewd woman. Mi-Cord was a highly connected young man. but like a great many others, had his weakness, aud wat addicted to dis sipation. Pennsylvania. Wii.KEsiURitF., Match 3. Tho miner who havu been tor tho lust two month fiihling fire at thn F.tupire mine near this city, reused work, having become convinced thnt their efforts to control tho flic were hecominir moro hazaidout aim imavuiling each day. Suhsrqucnt events show that thn ' nppri'hrnnion wcie not unfounded, for last evening r most extcusivo caving of tho mine oc curred, exceeding iu extent (he fall of tho Baltimore mine, which look place a short time since, (ireat consternation prevails in .he neighborhood of tho flro, and families nro preparing to leave tho dangerous proximity.' Tho fhenow ha freo scope, nnd threaten to utterly ruin one of themofit valttshla possession of the newly formed Wilkesbarro & Lo lilg'r Coal Company. -- Murdering- n CJIii. The Danville (Ky.) Advocate hann ac count of thu brutal murdcrofa voting trlrl named Martin, daughter of .to. It Martin, who lives in Clay county, iu that State, near (he Iiurcl line, about twenty miles from Livingston, by n young man named Ilaruet, whose father keeps a country store. The girl had been Jok ing ' Burnet, nnd ho became enraged, drew n pistol and shot hr r through tho head, killing her iuslautlv, Tho mur derer mado his escape, and at last ac counts had not lieeu apprehended. I ho feeling against him in the nolghhoihood is very strong, and if caught tho proba bility is he will meet with swift punish ment. 1 tints. Hon. Morgan Bates, Lieutenant Gov. eruor of Michigan, died at Traverse City, 011 the 2d instant A young widow nt Jersey City fatal Iv shot her lover last Saturday night. Cause jealousy. , - A parly of fourteen Spaniard wlo hnd escaped from consci Ipllon in Cuba, rcachod New York In tho early part of Iho present week. An election under Iho local option law was held at Paducah, Ky.. a few day ego. iho license tyitetu wa retained by 01 majority. In Chilleotho one leading lady, tho wifo of a prominent nnd old citizen, ha becomo no excited over the move ment that shn ha entirely Inst her rea son and become a raving innniar. Tho Boston Trnnscript states that per sons In position to know of the matter, stato that the loss of Interest nnd divi dends, nnd Iho shrinkage, on railway shares and securities of railroad at thn South and West, have occasioned much more personal distress in Boston than was caused by the great fire in that city. . ,. .1 .. .. . . . Tho Master of tho Kentucky Grango offers to marry members free of charge, thu dispensing with tho services of clerical middlemen. Tho Georgia Legislature adjourned last Monday, after a short but arduous and laborious session. A flro in Boston on tho 31 deitroyod property to tho amount ol $2fi0,000. , Chief Justice Wnilo wa seatnd, 011 tho 3d, after taking tho Iron clad oath. Gold 1 1 o n d s-C o t o u . New York, 4th, (Sold closed at 12,". Stato Bonds nominal. Cotton, 101. Coffee Baltimore quote Coffee buoyant at 25(3 2(1. Nashville, 30432 fr cholco Rio ; Laguayra 32t.'M; Java 30. New Or leans quiet al 23c27',. New York 22.' ' 921 - Corn Market. Cincinnati quote Corn dull at 5Srfi2. LooUvillo. 70ft7l. Chleasro. aelivn at 5H5!). St Louis, white mixed (ilfil !'. Atlanta, whltoOO(rf-!2. Chattanooga 7.1 '4 (371 on wharf. Augusta, mixed 105; whlto 107al()S. . ' I ; o .11 ,11 1: 11 c 1 a 1.. A then MnrWef . A Til It MS. Mri'ti A. U'l,i.l .lull unit Inwr-r. 1.4l)tt.ao fur I'hiilc'.e. Corn fMiiiia, Hour 4. M fr fmnlly. New Huron, cti unit licz run ii I, I. 'I, In tin tint Sct; ItiilLT, an; Krr. I". Mrnlli.1; May. It.on prr PMij l , Ost, (V, for "H, Feather. Ilv irwue, flOj IliW'ttViix, ltH. J cntu; IrlU Polnlotn, T.al.6i. KWft I'Mitoe, 7.1.