"the Reign of the CÆsars" in Augusta.
, of Georgia
, acting under the authority of the Legislature of that State, has seized from $300,000 to $400,000 worth of goods in Augusta
, for the use of the soldiers, to be paid for, of course, at reasonable rates.
The Augusta Chronicle
thus tells the story of the seizure:
There was considerable excitement among the merchants and dealers of this city yesterday morning.
The agents appointed by Governor Brown
to seize certain articles of necessity commenced their work, and went through several stores, seizing factory goods, jeans, shoes, and leather.
A detachment of police was detailed to guard the outlets from the city, and to aid in making the seizures — The ‘"seizers"’ were our own citizens, and were clothed, for the time being, with almost as extra ordinary power as the Cæsars of old. But they must have done their work well, as a very large number of drays were brought into requisition to haul away the product of their labor.
What the effect of these seizures will be we cannot tell.--Some think the effect will be injurious to the city, inasmuch as it may drive trade away; while others think that is will have a very beneficial effect, as it will tend to check speculation.
At all events, yesterday it was ‘"Aust seizer out nullus.