FRIDAY MOUNT U, JANUARY 7tu, IH7.
The Municipal election for the town
of Hucna Vista took place yesterday,and
resulted in tho election of tho following
ticket without opposition:
For Mayor, B. B. Hinton.
For Recorder, T. B. Lumpkin.
J. L. Baker, J. L. G. Keyr,
F. L. Wisdom, J. f. Walton,
% T. W. Harvey.
The town is fortnna'e in securing
the services of these gentlemen, who,
We are confident will dispense justice
and carry out the spirit ol tho law with
An equal and impartial hand -
To the Citizens of Buena Vis
Haring been elected Mayor of your
town, I take this method to return you
tny thanks. It shall he my pleasure, as
It is certainly tny duty to Administer the
law impartially and carefully avoid ex
panding any money except such sums
as may he necessary f>r the promotion
cf peai;e find jroteetion of tho property
of t|Qe citizens. Ail I ask is that the
good people give me the strength fo
their moral support, and the govern
%eat shall be one of which ail will be
B. B. HINTON.
—Tha Buena Vista Male and Fe
male Academy commences its Spring
term on Monday morning next. Judge
Dunham and Prof. Kennedy are both
fiue educators who have had many
years experience. Their success in the
past is an assurance of their success in
the future. We Hope that the school
will open with one hundred pupils.
Support your home institution—this
iis one of them.
■—The edltor-and-chief spent new
year’s day in Americus and Albany.
Ho. had the pleasure of dining new
year’s day at the Barlow house.
—Job Work of all kinds neatly and
promptly executed at. the Buena Vis
ta Aeuus Office. Special attention
given to cards and circulars. Legal
blanks always on hand.
To Correspondents. —We are al
ways pleased to publish newsy, ra
cy, readable communications from
correspondents, but it is contrary to
our rule to admit into our columns,
communications, before the names ol
the Writers are made known to the
editor.. Yoakum wj-itajindee - a nom
de plume, but we must have the real
Rapid Transit with a Wagon.—
Mr. J. F. Simmons informs us that
on the Ist of January, 1876, he went
to Geneva, a distance of twenty
miles, and returned to Buena Vista,
in a loaded wagon, in one day. This
is going a'distance of forty miles in
one day, lie left home at 6a. m.
and returned at 8 p. in. This is
pre'ty fair traveling with a loaded
Maj. Butt now on a visit to his
family has been seriously ill.
A few days age lie was regarded
We were glad to hear yesterday
flat he is now convalescing.
His great suffering—his patient,
uncomplaining submission to his
Maker’s will lias won for him the
admiration and love of many per-
Immense quantities of meat
have been destroyed, by the re
cent extraordinarily warm spell of
weather. It is deplorable, that
this disastersliould have overtaken
hog raisers at this time, because
tfie press and" public spirited men
have labored hard to induce fann
ers to .return to the old plan of
''l'aisifig provision's at home. \Vc
are informed that the recent Warm
spell has not had a parallel for
more-than thirty years.
Removal of the Baptist Church.
The mem tiers of the Baptist Church,
at Wcna Vista, held a bismess meet
ing, ou Saturday Just, to take into
consideration the removal of the Bap
tist Church building from its present
site to the vacant lot on north west
corner of the public square. They
propose- to remove, repair and re
paint their clin ch and make it, in
every way an ornament to the town
and a credit to the membership of
the church.. This is a worthy under
taking, and should receive the gen
eral endorsement of our citizens.
The location of the uew church is
well selected. The lot will be level
ed, sufrotmded wi;h a fence and
planted in some grass that will make
a greensward. VVc commend the
tyjtjrffVrfee, ymd look with impatience
fo fne' tmie of its early comp'etion.
The work should be complete,! be
fore the close of spring.
The Party of the Soa
Leap Year is Inaugurated with
Glittering Display and Spark
I.KAP YEAR PARTY AT MR. J. T.
The most brilliant and fascina
ting affair of the season, took
place at Mr. <T. T. Walton’s resi
dence on Wednesday night last.
The young ladies of Buena Vista
and vicinity gave a Leap Year
Party there on that night. It was
by far the most brilliant, success
ful, mirthful social gathering that
has taken place for many a day.
Tho ladies appeared more charm
ing and beautiful and the gentle
men more handsome than ever be
fore. Sparkling eyes, rosy cheeks,
smiling lips and equisite toilets,
rendered the young ladies as en
chanting as fairies, and transform
ed the parlor of Mr. Walton into
the brightest hall of oriental fai
On Tuesday evening, the young
ladies met at Rev. B. B. Hinton’s
and drew for the young men they
were to escort to the Leap Year
Party. At the drawing there was
great merrv-making and frolic
some enjoyment. Owing to the
fact there is a much larger number
of young men than ladies in town
the name of several of the former
were left in the hat undrawn, and
they were therefore left disconso
late - On Wednesday morning
the young ladies addressed their
compliments to the young men,
requesting their company to the
l ea]) Year Party.
At Mr. Walton’s all necessary
preparations were made, and in
due time, the ladies arrived escort
ing in tine style, the simpering and
and giddy gentlemen—-impering
and lisping in mimicry of the aver
age coquet and giddy because of
the extraordinary honor conferred
upon them. The assemblage at
the party was very large and bril
liant in proportion to it size. Mrs.
Walton s^ - ved most delicious re
freshments to the guests nud to her
management is attributable much
of the success of tho P'a rtv. Not
till the stars grew sleepy did the
Leap Year Partv dissolve itself in
to a happy remembrance of the
Ths ffoception Supper.
Last Friday evening we saw
quite a number of ladies and gen
tlemen gathering at the parsonage
which had been vacated the day
before bv the departure of Rev. D.
R. McWilliams for his new field of
labor at [lawkinsville.
Upon enquiring we were told
7?ov. E. J. Rentz tho pastor for
this circuit was expected to arrive
and they were going there to ex
tend him a hearty reception. The
wants of the parsonage had been
inpart supplied through the day
with—crockery—cutlery -- provis
ions and such other necessaries as
the good ladies could got up.
A fine reception supper had
beau provided and persons—con
sisting of Ministers,lawyers. Doc
tors, merchants, farmers, ladies
and gentlemen from different
churches had been invited to at
tend and welcome their new pas
tor. It was a supper which would
have made Governor Smith or pres
ident Grant feel proud of.
The pleasure of the entertainment,
however, was greatly diminished
when it was announced that only
a part of the family, Miss. Lula
Rentz and her brother were all of
the family that could come, in
consequence of the dangerous ill
ness of a younger son Mr. Rentz
could not come until his child had
convalesced sufficiently to move
Had he been here that night we
think he would have gone to work
with a cheerful heart.
Two communications have been
crowded out of this week's issue. They
will appear iu our next.
Dr. F. L. Wisdom has removed
his office from the South to the
North side of tho Court House,
and now occupies tho house form
erly occupied by Mr. J. L. Bra
Mr. J. L. Brasington has remov
ed his tailor shop irom his old
stand to the South West corner of
the lot North of the Court House,
and now occupies the office once
used as a boot and shoo shop.
Tho editor of this paper has re
moved to the former residence of
Mr. Alex. Wiggins.
The associate editor of this paper
now occupies the residence for
merly occupied by Mrs. Drane.
Mrs. Bulloch has removed from
her residence to tho Butt place.
3lr. Alex. Wiggins hais removed
to his residence near town.
J/rs. Drane has removed to lier
.Prof. Kenncrly has removed to
the residence formerly occupied by
Mr s. Bullock.
Mr. E. J. Rentz removes from
Butler to-day to the J/ethodist
Mr. J. T. Walton having closed
out his stock of goods, which were
I'dng soM by Mr. Williams, Mr. R. M
Williams Las removed his office to the
storeroom adjoining the post office.
Mr. W. 0. Alexatn ler now occupies
the residence formerly occupied by
M.J. J. L. C. Kerr.
Mr. J. L. C. Kerr Ims ceased to keep
house, and now hoards wnh Mr. Ful
ford. His office remains at the old
•ZZ.-v. A. J. Harvey has given up
house keeping. His family hoards with
Mrs. Bulloch, until be decides upon
bis future residence.
Dr. E. T. Mathis moved to dwelling
formerly occupied by Mr. J. W. Jor
M>-. J. W. Jordan has removed to his
Rev. I). R. McWilliams and fami
ly left for their new home at Hawkins*
vdie on the 30th of December, ult.
Our people were grieved to see them
The County Court.
“Citizen” in his article relative to
the County Court, in your issue of
December 17th, seems to be disap
pointed because I did not give the
people facts and figures to show why
the so-called County Coust was a j
nuisance. I naturally felt a delicacy
in demoli liing “Citizen”, knowing
-s I did that he was attempting to
bolster up a court that was altogeth
er obnoxious to tho people. Two in
telligent grand juries having unani
mously pronounced against it, I only
threw out a few inoffensive hints, ha
ving heard that a hint fo the wise
was sufficient. But as lie demands
of me facts and arguments, I feel
quite disposed to gratify him.
“Citizen” says, “Did not Rodbone
in his thrust at the legal grofession,
and at the Buena Vista bar, intend
to awaken a prejudice in the minds
of the planter against lawyers, by
saving the conclusion of the whole
matter seems to be about this (The
court is a great convenience to the
Buena Vista bar.)
This was no thrust at the legal pro
fession or the L’uena Vista bar at all 1
and could not bo so construed by the
most sensitive; it was merely the
statement of a single fact, that every
one is perfectly familiar with—not j
calculated at all t > awaken prejudice
in the minds of any one. The mere i
fact of its being a convenience to the
Buena Vista liar is of bself no objec-
I ion to the court. But when we con
sider the fact that the establishing of
this court is a bold stroke at the Lb- j
erlies of the people, it is not at all as
tonishing (hat the masses unhesita
tingly demand its repeal. The volu
minous act creating Vis court seems
to bo purely sectional in its nature;
it is regarded by the people as a bit
of class legislation; this lengthy act,
alter being boiled down simply pro
poses to tie a convenience to ad zen
or less citizens, while every citizen in
the county is taxed to keep it in ope
ration. Justice Courts that were es
tablished long since in each district,
are in all respects sufficient to dis
p<>se of the business that their jm i•-
diction allows them to dispose of, at
a nominal expense to all defendants
who in any way become interested in
court proceedings, these magistrate's
courts being in operation in each mil
itia district, having jurisdiction in
cases of otic hundred dollars and less,
and cost the county nothing at all.
These courts are cheap, short, con
venient, monthly, and entirely satis
factory to all parlies; no court ever
continuing in session more than half
a day at a time, and in connection
with tho Superior court, has given,
and is giviug entire satisfaction to the
But all at once, in tho absence of
any previous notice, anew court, so
rigged up as to absorb the business
of the Justice courts in the several
districts, concentrating all the busi
ness at the court house in Buena Vis
ta, thus forcing a poor man, who
happens to be sued anywhere up in
the uttermost parts of Fort Perry, or
any other district part of Hie county
to go to town to answers complaint,
on a simple note, or account of half
dozen dollars, and the court some
times continues in session more than
one day, at a time; the poor man
may be compelled to remain in town
all night, incurring the additional
expense of a hotel bill, besides the
inconvenience and suspense of his
dear wife and little ones at home,
thus depriving the. poor man of a
right delegated to him by his fathers
(hat no man or set of men has any
right to alter or amend without hi s
knowledge or consent.
But Citizen says this court has ju
risdiction in damage case3, and can
try some kinds of petty offences that
the Justice court cannot dispose of
This sounds well enough endpaper.
Again, Citizen was startled at the
idea that I advanced at first, that
judgments rendered in this court, in
damage cases and on promissory
notes amounted simply to nothing at
all. I wish it distinctly understood
that I did not speakjdisparagingly of
the Criminal laws of Georgia. But 1
do repeat what I first said on this
point,, besides just here I propose to
color it a little. Suppose I damage
my neighbor by killing bis cow or
mule that lias come through a rotten
fence into my field, or in any other
way that comes up pi. tho shape of
damage, lie brings suit against me in
the county court, and obtains a judg
ment against me tor one hundred do!,
lars. It is a just judgment—l dam
aged him wilfully and knowingly. Do
I pay over the money ? Not a dol
lar. Will the sheriff levy and sell my
property, in order to make the mon
ey for the plaintiff ? Not one pig can
he sell: I take the homestead and
other exemptions, and tho plaintiff
does not receive one dollar. Is it
wrong for me to do so ? Certainly
not. The law provides that I may
do so, I am still a law abiding man.
Whnt is the ultimate result of all such
miserable sham law suits ? Simply
nothing more nor less than a lawyer’s
fee. The people have been stuffed,
worried and humbugged, by such
worthless laws until they aro heartily
tired of hearing about what wonder
ful things that ceriain courts and laws
propose to do.
We admit that the court can try
! and dispose of some petty offences
that the justice courts cannot inves
tigate, and that the Superior court
would have to dispose of. This seems
to lie the strong fort behind which
Citizen seems ns secure as a rat does
at the bottom of his hole. Some fif
teenth amendment is caught selling
farm products after nighc tried,
found guilty—if lie is fined our so
called laws that arc said to bo made
for the purpose of collecting debts
are a nudity, hence it will not do to
fine him, and he must go to jail to
eat the people's meat aid bread.
Beautiful state of affairs this! Now
Citizen proposes to do 5 or 6 hundred
dollars wortli of these kind of jobs
annually in order to get his money
back. That is invested in the court.
Now my opinion is, if tha manufac
turer of this court will tear up the
paper on which this law is written,
go down near the jail, dig a hole in
the ground, plant a whipping post,
I ir o to Atlanta, make some healthy
I eharg'S in the law as regards these
petty offences, and the people all
over these lands will call him blessed.
—The young people of Buena Vista
have had parties nearly every nf'bt
since the Ist of December, except Sat
urdav and Sunday nights. There lr<s
| been no dearth of festive occasions, and
pleasure and happiness have teigned
Ir. J. T. Walton's Auction.
On Christmas day, Mr. J. T. Wal
ton began tbo sale by auction of hi*
entire stock of goods, to the highest,
bidder. The sale continued until
Wednesday evening. Rev. W. A.
Singleton acted as auctioneer, and
caused the goods, on the whole to
bring very good prices.
Large crowds attended the sale
from all parts of the county, and the
out was considerable. It is
the first sale of the kind that has ta.
ken place in Buena Yista for many
years. Mr. Walton realized a good
deal on it, though we are not advis
ed of the exact figures. He dispos
ed ol some goods at very fair prices,
which had lain on his hands for eight,
years or more.
Christmas Tree.—Tho Christmas
Tree, on Monday night, Dec. 27,
nit.,, at Miller's Hall, was a magnifi
cent success. All day Monday the
ladies of tho Methodist and Baptist
Churches labored hard pre
paring tho tree and arranging the
gifts. They were assisted by Dr.
Mathis and other gentlemen.
The doors were thrown open and
the hall and Tree was lighted up,
about dark, and the assembling of the
two Sunday Schools began. The
Christmas Tree was a brilliant dis
play, of taste in choice ami arrange
ment. The people of Buena Vista
and vicinity turned out enrnasse tj
participate in the festivities.
After the classes had received
their presents, all gave themselves
over to pleasant social plays and
Col. E. M. Butt received a beautiful
inkstand as a testimon’al of their ap
preciation of bis ability and faithfulness.
Mr. Frank Rushin received an artisti
cally executed iron Jew-sharp, not
quite as large as a bass viol, as a con
tribution to ins satchel of musical in
The children were delighted and ye
old folks were gratified with the suc
cess of the Christmas Tree, and the
Wlio!csi!e Prices Current.
Corrected Weelily by
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Coin minis, Ga.
December 10th, 1875.
Bacon —OR Sides „,14|
Bulk —C R Sides 12. J
Long clear sides 12-J
--llarns—sugar cured, canvassed..., 15
Sugar cured, plain 11
Candles —Quarter boxes 18£
GVffce —choice 25
Corn-s-choice white. ...950 to SI.OO
M ixed 95
Flour—fancy $8 50 to $9 00
Good family....s7 50 to $8 00
Common $6 50 to $7 00
Lard—Choice leaf, tierces 15
Choice leaf, kegs 16
Ctioieo leaf, buckets 17
Potatoes--Irisk, llbls $3 50
Sweet 600 to 75c
Rice—per lb in barrels 8
Oats —Rust proof, per bu 5...... $1 25
Yellow— 7oc to 80c
Blark 70c to 75c
Hides —dry . 11
Peas—Field $1 00
Table $1 25
Eggs—per dozen 25
Chickens —Grown 30 to 40
Small sized 20 to 25
Onions—per bbl $4 00
Apples -per bbl $4 00 to $6 00
Meat —i ; sack, per bushel $1 00
Syrup—Choice New Oeleans 05
Choice Florida.... 55
W. P, MET,
AMERICU3, ----- GA.
PPHANKFUL for past favors I respect-
I fully solicit a continuance of the
pat ronage of the good people of Ma
rion. Prices reasonable, and extra in
ducements offered those at a distance to
visit my office. Rooms on Lamar St,
two doors from R C Black’s Shoe Store.
Opposite Daaaenger Depot,
Tliia first-class and well known Hotel has boon
Kntireiy lie novated and He tilted,
in the. most elegant style, and is prepared with every
facility to accommodate its old friends aucl the public
generally, it is
Immediately Opposito the Central Passenger Depot
This Hotel presents unusual advantages to vistors
to the city.
The rooms aro constructed and fitted up with a
view to the comfort of the guests, and the table isal
ways supplied with every delicacy of the season
E. E. BROWN k fcON,
XXTILL be sold, agreeably to nn or ler from
V T tho Court of Ordinary of M irsogee
County on tho first Tuesday in Fehcuury
next, "before the Court House door in the
town of Buena Vista Marion county, within
the legal hours of sale, the north half of lot
of land No. 164, in the :31st. District of Ma
rion county containing ono hundrtd and a
(piurter acres more or less: Sold as the prop
erty of James Ennis, lata of Muscogee coun
ty deceased. Terms Cash.
JNO. A. FRAZER,
R. A. ENNIS,
Jan. 3, 1875. Administrators.
I am now receiving a WELL ASSORTED STOCK of
FILL S WINTER GOOBS.
Which I will sell at greatly RDDU CED PRICES.
Mv Stock consists of STAPLE and FANCY DRY GOODS, HA-pg
BOOTS. SHOES, FAMILY GROCERIES, HARDWARE, NOTIONS, &0 *
and lias been bought with SPECIAL REFERENCE to tho wants and
of th e community, and will be sold AS LOW AS THEY CAN BE BOUGHT
anywhere in any regular house.
Having bought them in person, I am prepared to Soil J
AS LOW AS THE LOWEST.
AS CHEAP AS THE CHEAPEST
mbe nil mmmmmMaß
Calico 6 to 8; Soda 12 pounds to the dollar; Genuine Collins Axe
$1.25; and other goods in proportion.
CoiueOaics Cosne A 18. Sind Sop hon T dieap
©osmls cam Ike sold ii* ISnena Vista*
Buena vista, Georgia, October S5,
LOOK OUT FOll HARD TIMES.
SF$ Sn.o H T CiAKitt
MGMIGIAEL & ST&TOBS
In Standard Calicoes from dc to 8 cents per yard; Shirting from
8c to 9c per yard; Sheeting from 9c to 10c per yard; E. and P. Checks
at 12c per yard; Bleeching from 8c to 14c per yard.
Groceries always at Bottom fignzas.
oUlt SUOOK of Boots, Shoes, Hats, Trunks, Clothing. Hardware, Hollow-ware. Tinware, Patent Sfedif
cities, Family Groceries, Tobacco, Stgars, &c. include a variety—which you will find bargains in
for the next thirty days. Respectfully,
MICHAEL & STEVENS,
NEW GOODS AT PANIC PRICES,
WE HAVE JUST OPENED AT OCR
J jOTOCK 0F ALL AND' JVINTEF^pOOD
J ap ted to the wants of our ctomers and at extraordV na uw prices. We have added to ou u
sgmmm mw m awem
In which will be found suits of the very finest southern Doejkin Jeans ever brought to this n t
o order especially for our trade, at prices lower than they were ever known. Our stock of
the largest In South-West Georgia, and will be sold as low a ? the same quality can be bought in Macon
or Atlanta. We have never had as large a stock of JEj AN*'*, nor as cheap as now. Home of Kxtra
Quality, the best we ever sold. We Lave a beautiful stock of Dress Goods— our
ALAPACAS cannot be excelled, they are very handsome— ,so are our
Shawls, Besides we have Domestic Goods in great variety, and
many of them corresponding with
COTTON" AT FOQIR, GXS AX dPOTTNIID
Our stock of Table DamaskwasNeverso good.
We keep also a fine stock of Shoes, Hats, Umbrellas. Table and Pocket Cutlery, Kxtra Ffne '‘Razor Aleel*
Scissors, Tobacco, Fine Soap, Starch, Soda, /Hacking, as well as many articles not enumerate.
$1! cheap! ¥crtj ©heap.! Extra ©heap.!
We respectfully invite everybody to call and examine our stock before purchasing.
N0v,5,19731m 6RAXBBRSY & BARLOW