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W. L. BEEBE, Editor.
COVINGTON, OA,, . . . . . l NOV. 9, 1865^
Whcr> a now applicant presents his claims
tor public patronage, it is expected that an out
line of his intentions should be presented. In
declaring our objects and designs, it is impos
sible to enumerate in detail all the particulars
In which it is expected that we shall bo called
to take position on the various subjects which
may be presented for the consideration of the
On all those questions of public policy which
continually arise in the administration of our
government, Stato and National, we reserve tho
right of advocating such measures as in our
judgment will tend to promote tho greatest
good of tho whole people. This is our under
standing of tho true object of civil government,
and we hold that there is a radical error in the
popular sentiment which many have receivcdi
unquestioned, of “ The greatest good of the
greatest number.’’ This principle might he
strictly observed, and still the result would be
the grossest oppression and injustice toward
tho minority. Vet it is a fundamental principle
jn the structure of our government that the
rights of the minority arc not to be infringed.
Indeed, sineo no man or body of men can have
a natural right to infringe the equnl rights of
others, it has been well remarked by an emi
nent public writer that the rights of any on#
man aregrod against the world. While this
principle, politically, will be our polar star, it
will always afford us satisfaction to lay before
our patrons tho contributions of our fiiends
who may be kind cnongh to favor us with their
correspondence, on all sulrjects of public inter
est, whether in accordance with our own views,
or in opposition to then).
As there arc several Literary Institutions in
nur vicinity, we invite their assistance in en
riching the columns ,of our “ Enterprise” with
tho gems of Lit.ornry Wealth and Beauty which
such institutions arc expected to contribute,
nnd which so beautifully illustrate tho genius
and cultivation of an enlightened community.
The interests of Agriculture witl claim a
largo portion of our attention nnd space, ns
this is one of the most extensive interests in
which our people are engaged, Indeed, in one
view of the case, it is the basis on which rest
all oilier interests ; nnd it is certain that no
branch of industry could prosper without the
support derived from the prosperity of those
who 'll the soil. The great revolution in our
domestic institutions will, doubtless, involve a
grent change in our system of farming, and it
vs hivpcd that the known capacities of our ener
getic people will convert the effects of the late
desolating war into ultimate benefit by improv
ing our system of agricultural labor, nnd giving
n more durable character to our institutions.—
Certainly tho spirit cf our people is not crushed
by their failure to accomplish their separate
nationality for which they struggled so energet
ically. It would ho folly to assert that they
were not depressed by defeat, but that vitality
which is characteristic of our free profile is not
more fully exhibited in any part of our great
country, than in our own dear Sunny South.
Ilcnco, in a few short years the only marks of
tho desolating strife, from which we have just
emerged, will bo found in the monuments of
nur patriotic dead, and in the hearts that will
never cease to mourn them. The busy energies
of our people will soon rebuild our ruined cities,
and restore our dcsolntcd fields to their former
fertility ; and the intelligent people of this
country will not fail to cultivate the intellectual
powers of tho rising generation, nnd encourage
tho dissemination of intelligence among tho
whole people. Therefore, notwithstanding the
exhaustion of our country nt present, we arc
confident that our Kxtt.ri’Rise will receive that
encouragement which wo are determined to
deserve. And while we arc devotedly seeking
the public good, and advocating those measures
which promise the restoration of prosperity to
our country, we acknowledge that our primary
and principal object is to carnan honest living.
Disappointment. —lt is tho common lot of
humanity to meet with disappointments. Burns
“The best laid schemes of mice and men,
Gang oft aglce.”
Such is our disappointment at present. The
paper which wo had ordered for the Enterprise,
was too small to receive the 24 columns we
promised in our Prospectus, and ns it was re
ceived too late to order anew lot for this num
ber, wo are compelled to issue it as it is, prom
ising to add the other four columns as soon as
we can get papeT of the proper sixe, which will
probably bo our next issue, ns we shall be de
layed to move our office, nnd by other business
incidental to the commencement of our publi
cation, about two week*. In the meantime we
hope our friends will vie with each other in
procuring subscribers, and forwarding them to
Atlanta Advertisement*.— Wcrespectfully
call the attention of our renders to the numer
ous Atlanta advertisements to be fuund in our
columns 10-day. Among them will be found
the names of llaslett A Jones, wholesale and
retail grocers. They are both courteous, ener
getic business men, nnd wc take this method
of returning onr thanks for their assistance in
procuring advertising patronage. Want of
•pare prevents us from speaking more in detail
of the Atlanta merchants. In our next we will
give each of tbom a more extensive notice.
Never, since the organization of our State,
has any body of citizens been convened to
perform such an important civil duty as that
which devolved upon those who were entrusted
with the great work of re-organizing the State,
with a view to resuming her place in that glo
rious old confederation, from which nothing
short of the honest conviction of duty could ever
have induced her to withdraw. Although the
inexorable decisioa of arms has rendered it our
duty to roturn tc tho old government to
when administered according to the Constitution
of our fathers, even when leaving it, our at
tachments wero strongly allied, wo wish to
roturn to that Union as a conquered, but not a
dishonored State. The question on which the
war wiis based, is as old as the formation of the
Federal Union ; and now that tho military power
of the combined Union has succeeded in estab
lishing the authority of the central government
at Washington as superior to that of tho States
sevcrolly, it is our duty, as good citizens, to
submit peaceably to the authority of that govern
ment, and conform our State policy to the
requirements of the grenter ( power. This can
be done without any sacrifice of self-respect.—
It is the common lot of nations. Every war
must finally be closed by the relinquishment
of some of the cluims of one or both parties;
and this could ns well be done without the
shedding of blood, as by the desolation of a
continent. But the rc-organizntion of a State
after it had been shattered by discord and civil
war, required the exercise of no ordinary degree
of statesmanship. Considering tho vast nmount
of work required to be performed, and the
immense responsibility involved in the action
of the Convention, the members are entitled to
the gratitude of their fellow citizens, for their
speedy and judicious action. May the future
action of our State authorities be characterized
by the same spirit of wisdom and sound states
manship which marked our Convention, nnd a
brighter day will dawn upon our State.
We shall hereafter present a synopsis of their
proceedings, of which the following are among
the most important:
The Convention met on the 25th of October,
and organized by the election of Hon. llerscicei.
V. Johnson, President, and Col. J. S. Waddei.l,
Secretary. The business which has come up
for consideration, has been rapidly nnd ably
transacted. The Ordinance of Secession, and
that adopting the Constitution of the Confed
erate States, were repealed. The institution of
Slavery was abolished, and the Constitution so
amended that it shall never again exist in the
Stato. Although this action was unquestiona
bly adopted under tho forco of compulsory
power, yet the honor of our State requires that
it should be ns strictly complied with as any
voluntary action of our State government. ' The
Ordinaries and Justices of tho Peace were nu-
Ithorized to adjudicate al| differences arising
fhetween tho frfedmctrttTAtlieir cmifloycrs. A
memorial to the President, asking clemency on
the behalf of Jefferson Davis, aud othor priso
ners. charged with treason, was adopted ; the
State was rc-npportiuncd into Congressional
Districts; our own District remaining un
changed. The 15th inst. is appointed for an
election for Governor, members of Congress,
and State Senators, and members of the Leg
islature, the most important election held for
many years, as mueh legislation will be needed
to conform our State to our present relations
with the general government, and the new
condition of the negroes, as well as other im
portant matters. Let every man vote for the
ablest nnd best men for all offices.
IVF. send this number of our paper to many
of our friends who have not yet sent in their
names as subscribers. Those wishing the pnper
sent to them rogularly, will please notify us of
the fact immediately, so that we may know how
many to print of our next issue. Remember
our club rates—six copies for fifteen dollars
and send on your names. Wc hope our friends
will lend us their influence to aid us in extend
ing our circulation.
Read all tho advertisements in this paper.
A glance at our columns will suffice to show
what the Covington merchants have to sell. In
our next we will give each n separate notice..
The proprietors of the Atlanta Daily Xew
Era and Intelligencer, have jointly agreed upon
tho following rates of subscription :
Daily, twelvemonths, §l2 00
Daily, six months, 7 00
Daily, three months, 4 00
Daily, one month, 1 50
Single copies at tho counter, 10
The Intelligencer is one of the oldest dailies
in tho State, and is edited by Major John 11.
hTEBi.E. Ihe New Era is published by Messrs.
Phillips & Prather, both courteous nnd ener
getic business men, and from the appearance
of their columns, it will be seen that they arc
meeting with that success which they so justlv
They are both excellent pnpers, and wo take
great pleasure in commending them to tho busi
The Newnax Herald—ls tho name of a
pnper published at Newnan, Ga., and edited
by our old friend, J. C. Wootten, Esq., formerly
of Carrollton. We wish you much success in
your new undertaking, friend “Jesse,” nnd
beg you to please “X.”
Election Tickets.— We arc prepared to print
and furnish Election Tickets at short notice, in
any quantity that may bo desired. Send in your
Correspondents say that it is n very common
occurrence in Charleston nnd Beaufort for white
officers to marry colored women, neither paying
any regard to color or character when the bride
MBS. R. W. BAOBY,
Has just received a Lot of New and Fashionable
HATS AND BONNETS.
The arc Respectfully invited U> cal'
and Examine for themselves.
Rooms Qjer Murrell’s Brick Building.
Covington, On , Nov. 4, 1865.
Offers hie Professional Services to ihe Public.
Office, «Ext door below Post Office.
4 V- WOODSON!
Refers to >!. G. Cabaniss, Forsyth, Qa., A. Reese,
Madison, (*a., M. R. Stansell, Americus, Ga.,
J. J. W. W. Clark, Covington, Ga.,
JOHN S. CARROLL,
,au_w Teeth Filled, or New Teeth Inserted, in
ttiQMrthe bestgtyle, nnd on Reasonable Terms
Office Near King’s Old Stand, Covington, Ga.
Xovember 4, 1805.
MASONIC FEMALE COLLEGE!
riMIE Friends of this Institution will, no doubt
_|_be pleased to learn that Scholastic Exercises
\ve:e sucesssful’y resumed on the 4th inst, under
th« direction of President J. C. Jones, who has
hern so long connected with the College, and
wkose ability needs no endorsement by the Board,
since he is well and favorably known by the pub
lic of Georgia. The Board of Instruction is, nnd
will he ample for all demands of a thorough
Terms—s2o to SSO per annum, ns formerly.
Board, $lB per month.
Pupils received at any time.
The chnractcr of this Institution is too
well established, to require more to be said in
this connection. C. D. PACK.
Secretary of Board.
Covington, On , Sept. 2d. 1865.
BOYD'S EXTRA PROLIFIC
For Sale by FRANKLIN WRIGHT.
On Yellow River, 8 Miles South of Covington.
Newton County , Ga., Nov. 8, 1865. —Cw
~oiihlstT 7 .
IN THE CITY OF COVINGTON.
Livery Stable is Large and Commodious, has
a Carriage Bouse and Office attached.
Adjoining l.ot to tho Hotel
Possession given immediately. Apply to
Also a Hack For Sale.
Nov. 4, 1865. J. D. McCAY.
K. W. BAGBY,
FANCY AND FAMILY
(lit Door Above Post Office.)
COVINGTON, : ; : : : GEORGIA.
Ivjeps constantly on hanj
Ci (Tee, Corn,
Pickles, M ac k e r • 1
Fine Havana Cigars, alwnya on hand.
Soda, __ Blacking, Matches,
Factory Yarns, Pulv. Sulphur.
NOTIONS, STATIONERY, &c.
Highest Cash Prices paid for
November 9, 18C5.
At his Old Stand,
COVINGTON : : i : : : GEORGIA
WOULD respectfully inform his Old Friends
that he is also in the Market with a Stock
of Goods, Selected expressly to suit this commu
nity. W ill always keep a well selected Stock of
Orooe r 1 e s ,
BOOTS A SHOES ,
And many other necessary Articles which
I will take pleasure in showing all who favor
me with a Call.
November 9, 1865.
JOHN S. CARROLL has tjje Broad
wav Styles, and will Cut Clothing Fashionably
and on reasonable Terms. Office near King’s old
Corimgtoh, Not* 4. 1865.
C. D. PACE. B. H. WOOD. O. T. ROGERS
PACE, WOOD, & ROGERS,
(At C. D. Pace's Old Stand,)
HAVE on lian.l and are Constantly receiving
a Large and well Selected Stock of
COXBIBTIXG IS PART OF
LADIES' DRESS GOODS,
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Gests’ Ladies’ and Misses,
BOOTS & SHOES,
IIATS, CAPS, AND HOSIERY.
And First Class DIIY GOODS of every
DYE STUFFS of all kinds,
Cutlery, &0., &c.
And a great variety of other things not
We invite all in want of a First Class
Article of Goods to Give us a Call, as
| \vc keep none but the Best.
November U, 1805.
MI RRELL &
RESPECTFULLY infotm their old friends and
patrons, nn<l the citizen* generally, that thev
h«Yc just opened, and are constantly receiving a
NEW AND BEAUTIEUL
At their Old Stand,
COVINGTON, : : : ; GEORGIA
Consisting in part of
EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
LADIES' DRESS GOODS,
Gents’ Furnishing Goads,
RAEPY MADE CLOTHING
Ladies’ Gents’ and Misses,
Boots & Shoes,
DYE STUFFS of all Kinds,
And numerous other things which can he
seen by giving us a Call.
Nortmbvr !>, 186-5. I
WHITE & KING,
First Dooi Below the Court House.
O' every Description.
GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS,
Ready Made Clothing.
Gents’ Ladies’ and Mieses,
Dye S uff«,
And a great many other things which can
be seen by Giving us a Call.
Cotton, Corn, M.al,
Oats. Pea*. l>ri«-d Fruit,
Butter, Egg*. Poultry,
O and Cotton Waste, Cotton Rags,
lor which the lTglust Maiket Prices will
Kueemhtr 9, 1865.
W. F. Dorset!,
North west Corner of the Public Sqnare,
< ovlngton, :::::: i :: i Georgia.
TUBS, POTASH, itt’
BAGGING & ROPE’
Which i will sell at the Lowest Cash Price*.
Remnants of Cotton,
And all Kinds of Country Produce, for
which the Highest Market Price will be Patti.
Xorembm- 9, 1865.