She Ufc§nffie iourual.
H. C. HONEY, EDITOR AND PBOPRIETOIf
Wednesday October 23, 1872.
National Domocratio Ticket.
OF SEW YORK.
B GRATZ BROWN,
State Democratic Tielcet.
FOR CONGRESS, Bth DISTRICT :
GENERAL A R WRIGHT,
Our readers nre aware, from previous announce,
men!, lhai I have become Asuociate Editor of the
McDuffie Journal, and will eipec l , io accordance
with the general cualom, a brief Salutatory.
I accept the re»pon«ibilitiee of thia position with
many mi«gtving«, arising, among many other thing*,
from a conscious inability to pleaee all ami offend
Bet the Journalist, I think, in honest and rcalou,
effurte to intereel, amuse and improre his readers, will
find a field of labor amply wide to employ all of his
thought and energy, without involring himself in
the petty feuds of persons or politicians, or the wran
gles of religiom fanatics. I will endeavor to be
swayed, os liU’e as possib'e, by prejudice, nod to
battle with error earneetly whenever l may find it,
I will palliate no one’s vices through personal friend
ship, nor will I hesitate to criticise, candidly and fear
lessly, the faults and falliors of those who differ with
me. I trust that a truthful assurance on my part that
no intentional wrong or injustice shall ever bo offered
either friond or foe ; that all errors committed alta'l
bo “errors of the head and not of the heart," will he
sufficient to secure for myself the same charity and
forbearance, which others, under like circumstmoes.
themselves would expect.
To my “Brethren of of the Quill," who, through
their papers, have extended me such flattering con
gratulations and hearty welcomes, I return my
warmest thanks, and trust that, in my intercourse
with the whole Fraternity, onr differences may be
few, and our oontroverses marked with candori
eourtesy and genorooity.
J. E. WHITE.
Col. Walter 11. Weems.
This gentleman, a resident ol Atlanta, and one of
the Electors for Hie Stale at large, on the Straight
Democratic Ticket, visited our town on Saturday
last, and delivered an address at the Courthouse on
the political issues of the day. Col. Weems andi
ence was gm .11, owing to the fact that his appoint'
m>nt was not generally known by the people, but
those present gave the speaker marked attention.
Ilfs address was very good, aud replete with sound
Oon. D. M. DuUomiv
We are In receipt us a card from Gen. D. M.
Du Bono anuonuoing hitunelf an independent can
didate for Congress from thia District, in opposi
tion to Gen. A. It. Wright, the regular nominee of
the Democracy. We have a very high opinion of
General Dußoae, and regard him as a true type of
the Southern gentleman, but think that the Press
justly censures him f.tV thus declaring himself a
candidate in opposition to the regular nominee of the
party. There may arise circumstances, or there
may lie times when the action of opposing the
party nominee, would be perfectly justifiable—-nay,
even necessary. But no such exegonoy exits in
the present ease, and General Dußose has certain
ly laid himself liable to the charge of acting in bad
faith to the Democratic party ; nor should ho lie
surprised if this is the ultimate result of this un
fortunate Rtep on his part. Ho will not deny that
he made a vigorous effort to secure his nomination,
by canvassing the sovoral counties of the District
prior to the assembling of the Nominating Conven
tion, and that ho withdrew' his name a few days be
fore the Convention mot, and that only when he
had fully satisfied hiniHelf that ho would not be the
nominee. The present act of Goncral Dußose,
then, can only be construed into one of defiance to
the will of a large majority of the voters of the
Diatriet, and it|must tie admitted is a bad precedent
to set—one, indeed, that the General himself may
regret in the future. Wo, entertaining this view
of tho matter, must, of courso, decline to support
any one against tho regular party nominee.
'The mania for office seekiug is unpar,ailed, and
ws believe that it is the duty of tho people to put
and iwu the spirit of bolting and independent candi
dacy. To encourage such is only to divide and
defeat the Democratic party, aud to aid onr ene
mies in tho achievement of a triumphant victory.
As we have said before, we still say, that no
man in the District is more entitled to the suffra
ges of the people than General Wright, and we im
plore the people to stand by him, and give him
their whole support.
The Code ol' Honor,
A. Duel In Atlanta—Tito Cor
i-cspoinU'iico—-Oiiu him Si>-
rlously It not Mortally
In Friday's issue of the Atlanta Sun,
the following cards appeared ;
On the evening of the loth instant,
at the Episcopal Bazaar, I inadvertent
ly and unintentionally gave offence to a
young lady of this place, upon learning
which, I immediately apolgized to her
friend who was with her at the time of
this occurrence, and I was led to sup
pose that the lady was satisfied. Short
ly after this, Houston Force came to me
and expressed himself dissatisfied about
the matter, and angry words ensued
between us. The matter thus rested
until the 16th instant, when Force,
unexpectedly to me, sallied out of Pope’s
drug store and attacked me with a stick,
holding a pistol in his other hand, in'
Aiding several blows so'rapidly that I
was not able to defend myself. I
did afterwards get a pistol out, and was
prevented by friends from using it, aud
the pruictU withdrawal of Mr. Force
from the scene of action. On the even
ing of the lust date, I sent him the fol
lowing communication :
Atlanta, October 16, 1872.
Houston Force, Esq.:
Sir —You saw proper to inflict blows
upon me with a stick, when I was not
on equal terms with you as to weapons;
I therefore feel aggrieved and desire
you will designate a time, place, and
manner of settling this matter, accord
ing to the custom ol gentlemen. This
will be handed you by my friend J. Id.
Towusend, who will act for me.
To which I received the following re
Mr. Townsend :
Sir —We respecfully decline to fight
Mr. Haskell. Believing you to be a
gentleman, will give you any satisfac
tion you may wish. Respectfully,
John R. Hart.
My friend, Mr. J. 11. Townsend, then
addressed the following note :
Atlanta, October 17, 1872.
John R. llakt, Esq.:
Yonr note of this date is before me,
saying that Mr. Force declines to fight
my friend Haskell. I having borne Mr.
Haskell’s note demanding satisfaction,
most cheerfully tu/ce his place aud will
be pleased to hear from you as soon as
convenient. This will be handed you
by my friend, Mr. Joseph 11. Smith,
who will act for me.
Respectfully, J. 11. Townsend,
Atla ta, Ga., Oct. 17, 1872.
Mr. J. 11, Townsend;
Dear Sir: —At your request I handed
Mr. Jno. R. Hart yout note of this
date. After reading it with singular
inconsistency Mr. Hart declined re
ceiving any communications through
me. It then became very apparent to
me that both Mr. Hart and his princi
pal, Mr. Force, were, by subterfuges
and puerile objections, deliberately
shirking a responsibility of their own
creation; and ldo not see what other
means to compel them to give the satis
faction due from gentlemen.
As lor the insult offered to myself, it
is barely sufficient to state that some
two years ago I had the satisfaction of
calling John R. Hart to an account for
wantonly insulting me an! behaving
unlike u gentleman. His contemptible
conduct on this occasion does not sur
prise me in the least. If his principal
is as great a dastard as himself, there is
not tlie slightest probability of either
showing the courage of men. I am,
my dear sir, very respectfull,
Joseph 11. Smith.
The foregoing correspondence, which
has been submitted to me by friend, Mr.
Townsend, will satisfy the public that
I have been waylaid and cruelly beaten
by Houston Force, who now refuses to
givp adding to his ruf
fianly behavior, the crim ; of cowardice.
Nothing, therefore, remains for me to
do, except to post him, as 1 now do, a
miserable coward and poltroon,
Wallace llask 11.
After the publication of this card, it
seems ns if Mr. Force and Mr. Town
send arrranged the preliminaries, and
proceeded to a little grove in front of
the main entrance to the city cemetery,
on Fair street. The rest is told by the
Constitution, of this morning :
Heie the duel occurred with shot
guns at forty yards. Between sunset and
dar&. It is rumored that Mr. Force
fired a few seconds alter the word
was given, and before Mr. Townsend
had turned. Mr. Townsend did not
fire in the direction ol Mr. Force. Two
bucAshot took effect in the left elbow
and one shot in the back under the
shoulderb'ade. Drs. W. F. West
moreland, E. S. Ray, J. P. Logan
and J. T. Johnson attended the unfor
Two shots and a number of pieces of
bone were extracted from the shattered
arm, and the arm reseated. The wound
in the hack was probed to the depth of
four or five inches without detecting the
ball. It is uncertian whether the hall
entered the chest or lodged under the
Mr. Townsend is in a critical condi
tion. A warrant has been issued for
the arrest of Mr. Force, but up to
twelve o’clock he had not been found.
There are a multiplicity of rumors,
but we give only tiie most authentic
version possible for us to obtain.
E. O’DONNELL. JAMES BURKE.
ll'Mi Short tr it h
O’Donnell & Burke,
£ omvmssion iltcrcljcmts,
242 Broad Street,
UNDER THE CENTRAL HOTEL.
oct 23m3 Augusta, Georgia.
rs»- i „ rertf.w! A cent* waited! All cU«*ea
*4 TO $ »ox, jouLff or old. m-.k* njoro mo.v;> *1
work lor n*la t..« ir spare moments orsM II:« lime than at au> t.-.uig
•!»e, rarUculai* ftae, AddreMO.&tiu*on ACo^rotUandtlUiiie.
T . W. CABWILE W. E. CAEWILE. Z. W, CAKSILE, Jtt.
T* Wi BASWILE&Ot.
210 Broad Street,
Agents for Win. Massey & Co’s Celebrated Phila
Kflflfl Agents wanted to sell the beautiful *Photo
uJU'J~'^aP,, Marriage Certificates and Photograph
Family Record-. For term ß !, send stamp to Crider
& Bbo., Publishers, York, Pa.
july 24 lm
r|\AKE3 pleasure in iu<bra»ing the L«d.»s that she
X wtfl open her Fall Styles tor their inspection cu
Tuesday, October 15th,
She will display the richest and most varied assort*
ment it has evever been her pleasure to show.
Ladies in search of
Fine ami Stylish Articles _
ara particularly requested to examine my |stock, a. ,
1 keep a much N
Hill HIE OfWEM FEiTBOS ®
than any other house in this city.
My stock of
was never so large, iu»r the Hjpj
Bonnets and Hats
as handsome as this season. W
Everything usua ly kept in a Millinery Store will
be found at (his establishment. h—2
171 Broad Street, under Augusta Hotel.
Jpler, Jack & fSotoark,
HroadStrect, Augusta, (la.,
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
JJAVE on hand and are receiving a larger stock of
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES
ban they h ive ever before oTere I to the public.
Agents for the Sale of the celebrated
We invite Jan examination of our stock and feel assured that w« will give satisfaction,
0c03i113 WIM/ER, HACK A HOIVIStII.
•Jlcek liiaton £c.
I HAVE \JUST RECEIVED
300 Bushels Tennessee llluf k, and 300 Bushels Brown Oats
30 Bushels IS list B*eourOal*-—Guaranteed
•TO Iliisliels Prince Eduard Island Black Oats.
7000 rounds ESaeou.
•103 Pounds Choice Country Hams.
70 Btbs, Lime.
Which I am offering at close figures for Cash.
Thomson, Ga. octlUtf JOHN E. BENTON.
PETER KEEN AIT,
%\t one Jjrice itttk JieltaMe
ROOT <& Hllim MAN OF AUGUSTA
AGAIN salutes the good people of McDuffie, and invites them when they come to
Augusta to call at the beautiful Shoe Store, a few doors below the Central Hotel,
where they can feast their eyes on the choicest work ever before brought
to this market. He promises all those who honor him with their patronage, a
saving of 2-5 per cent, in their annual shoe bill. He will be strictly responsible
for every pair bought at his house, and will cheerfully make reclamation in every
case where shoes do not give entire satisfaction His house is not sustained by
‘•influence,” nor by the services of drummers; the character of the goods he keeps,
the low and uniform prices at which he sells, recommend themselves. Come and
buy your shoes where you will have the positive certainty of being justly and
politely dealt with. ONE PRICE. NO DRUM HERS EMPLOYED. FAIR
DEALINGS. OR NONE. PETER KEENAN.
226, 3d DiMlll BELOW CENTRAL HOTEL, AUGUSTA, GA.
NEW GOODS IN EVERY LINE.
J. H. Stockton
XS now receiving a complete stock of General Merchandise, consisting in
part of dry goods, boots and shoes, clothing, crockery, hardware, vvoodware
tinware, drugs, fancy goods, notions Ac.
A Xj 3 O
Bacon, corn, oats barley, rye, sugar, coffee, syrup, cheese, mackerel &c.
PRICfES TO SUIT. OCT9IF
THE Building Committee of the White Oak
Campground wiil recieve sealed proposals for
building an Arbor, Pulpit and Preacher’s teut, un
til the 20th day of November, next Pian9 and
specifications can be seen at the Store of J. 13, Nea!
& Son at Thomson, Ga. Any explanations desired
can be had by calling on Judge Neal, Col. Juo. R
Wilson or Capt. Wm. Johnston, or any one of the
Building Committee. All proposals leceiwd will be
opened and examined by the Committee at the
Campgrmnd, on the 20th of November, between the
hours of 10 and 12 o’clock, A. M., at which lime
and place eaeh Comm-ttemau, and person making
proposals, are rrqueited to attend.
M. C. FULTON, T ss
J. P. WILLI AMS, i £
JNO. R. WILSON, ( S
JNO. CANDLER, f *5
R, S. NEAL. | 2
L. A. LUKE, J 3
“Tall oaks from little acorns grow,
Large streams from little fountains flow.”
FALL OPENIN Gr AT
POWKJLC, and MUMiEE’i.
f ITjHIS popular Southern Dry Goods store being: enlarged to twice its former
A size we are prepared to carry a complete stock of everything usually &ent
m a first-class Dry Goods Store, and can with safety say our goods cannot be sur
passed in this market, either in texture, beauty and variety of styles or lowness
1,1 °» r Dress Goods Department will be Tound Silks, Satteens, Cashmeres
V e ours, Merinoes, Henrietta and Empress Cloths, Bombazines, Alpacas, Delaines'
and all of the latest styles in Dress Goods. 1 iJela,Des -
A fine selection of shawls, cloaks, velveteens, woolens, ladies’ and o-ent’l*
A beautiful variety ofladies’ scarfs, laces, sdk trimmings, hosiery, notions &c
A special from SI 00 to $2 50.
AII the bleached, brown, striped and plaid homespuns.
SPECmi* MMWCEMXtBTS TO MeMCE^TS,
~ v^ e U aV ® nOW arran B efl our wholesale department, and guarantee prices ei
ther by the piece or bale, as low as can be bought ia this market.
We will be glad to see our old customers and make new ones, and every
effort will be used to give satisfaction. 3
f , POWELL & MULLER,
oct 7m3 139 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
NEW CLOTHING AND HAT STORE,
No. 238 Broad Street, under Central Hotel.
A ' a'tffe S we!i n if my a publi npra!!v for fifteen successive years
W* at the well known “Cooke’s Clothing and Hat Store,” I take great obasure
in annouemg that I have opened well selected and entire new stock of P
Jleii’s, Boy** ami Youths’
Clothing, Hats, Caps, Gent’s Furnishing Goods, &c.
* o»!l °" a <?00(, 1 asßortment of the above goods,
inter, t ? h V c ° nv,nce yourselves of the fact, that it will be to vour
interest to buy y uU r clothing, hats, &c. of your
oct. 2m2 HENRY S. JORDAN.
PAL > OPENING
James B, Neal & Son,
JJAVE just received from New York, a well selected stock of goods for
Fall and Winter Use,
Embracing everything in the line of Dry Goods and Notions &c.
BE.tBY MADE CLOTHIAL OF ALL BIZEB A,YD GRADES
Have always on hand a good supply of
f&m ie r qa f n iff
which arc offered at the lowest prices. They invite their friends and customers
to give them a call.
Be P 25tf JAMES B. NEAL & SON.
Pat.-e ano Winter CtOoom.
I’ BEG leave to announce to rny friends and the public generally that I have
STOCK OF FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
Consisting of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, and Notions of 'every description
Rsady Made Clothing, Hats, Boats and Shoes-
FAMILY C.ROCERIEB OF ALL KIADB.
My stock being an entirely new one, with no old goods on hand, I feel confident
that I am my customers.
All my old friends and former to call and examine my
stock,and 1 assure them I will it to them. sep2stf
mHr — m
A. J. ADKTNS,
BEGS to inform his customers and the public generally that he
has now on hand a well selected stoci of
FALL & WINTER DRY GOODS,
Ladies’ Dress Goods and Fancy Notions of Every Variety-
Aleak |Habe dotjjing of ad link
HATS, BOOTS AJ>3T> SHOE 33,
Determining to sell his goods at the lowest market prices, he invite the pub
lic to call and examine for themselves. He has also for sale the celebrated
eqwe sewing jmmmM*
which for durability and execution cannot be excelled.
sep 25m3 A. J. ADKINS.