MACON DAILY ENTERPRISE
HACONf.UA.. M T. 18. IW.
rtnunnKn kvxht btsnimi by
LINES. WING & SMITH.
No. 10 HoUlngaworth Bhxk.
AU UtUrt relating to Subscription shaseldbe ael
■l mud to Lines. Wind <t Smith, Macon, Oa.
Communication’ for the paper should l* arl
,burned to the BdUor. •> control undertake to
return rejected communications. Writ atUhenlt
rated nem items, from all parts of the State, m
h mil' HICKS. Editor.
EDII OBUI. ( ORBKNPO.^
JacesokYlLLß, Fla , Oct. 17, 1872.
My Hear Smith .—You urc too young
lo hove traveled much, and aro therefore
utterly unsophisticated, if you do know
how lo run a newspaper. It was disagree
able to leave home, for nowhere will one
find so much comfort a* In that particular
place, even though it be humble. But In
this case the parting was made doubly
affecting. To begin with, I had to bid
you all good bye, and upon arriving at
the depot, who should be there to see rne
off but the
of the Telegraph and Messenger, who with
the tendcreat feelings—as it were—bade
mo ndieu. I was duly impressed with w>
much thoughtful kindness, and shall nmik
the day a white one in my eventful life
1 hope this delightful episode will not he
spoiled by a different construction upon
the meeting and the parting put upon it
by anothor band. Ah, how few, in the
rough world know the friendships of edi
torial life. We snarl, snap, bluster, crack
jokes at one another's expense, and other
wise help ouff mutual infirmities, but we
are mentally in love all the while. The
sharp retort is convoyed in the most fra
terual spirit, and we eat one another lik>‘
cannibals —as it were—so Intense Is our
It is a poor Journey that does uul afford
Items, and lie who keeps his eyes and ears
open from Macon to Jacksonville, will
have much to reflect upon The pleasure
was somewhat tedious in this particular
case, but my stock of observation will for
ever Ire the debtor.
Several American citizens of African
descent condescended to accompany the
gentlemanly conductor. 1 lmJ the pleas
ure to overhear much of their conversa
tlon. It was both Instructive and enter
tabling When the subjects in hand were
picked to the bone so to speak, I politely
offered the speaker in chief a copy of the
morning Telegraph, which he received
with a grateful inclination of his person,
and a sudden doffing of his heaver.
He immediately proceeded to inspect
the pictorial Illustrations—upside down
aud made the sage observation that tbe art
of making newspaper* greatly improved
since freedom, and expressed the hope that
the improvement might go on
1 could but—slleutly—sny aineu. for a
compliment from so high a source came
upon me with unexpected unclion.
After finishing his inspection of the
pictures as above said, the sable hero very
politely returned me the paper, remarking,
that the weather was excellent for young
children and cotton picking—a scientific
observation that did credit to his head,
heart and bands. Before we parted lie
condescended to ask permission to test the
<|Uallty of my tobacco, which led him to
remark that if Greeley was elected tobacco
and such tilings would go up in price
owing to the fact that 11 G never uses
the weed, and would he disposed to in
crease the tax upon it for the benefit of
1 was quito takeu will* the shrewd
guoas. and could not but admire the pro
found knowledge of political economy the
sable gentleman evinced.
The only additional remark the diatlu
pushed gentleman deigned to oiler, was
to ask if 1 was going to a funeral, since I
wu so healthy done up In black.
Nothlug further happened, to heighten
the pleasure of the Journey southward,
except the constant decrease in speed,
which must be attributed to the kiudness
of the railroad authorities. They are do
lennlued that nothing shall remain un
doue ou their j>art to enable their paasen
ger* to view (ho glorious country in pass
Ing through it.
And what inspiring views'
Ah, my dour Smith, you have novel
been from homel You know not the
Inanities of a.wire-grasa landscape, or the
multitudinous attractions of a swamp
aloug the Macon and Brunswick Kail road
Sir, the pine tree* themselves are towering
monuments of uaturc's everlatlng praise
And, the far stretching undergrowth, and
carpet of richest grass—the spires shooting
up all along intervals, like sentinels along
the high plain of natures vast dominion !
And now a pond appears in view, hen’
cave red o’er with lillies broad and strong,
with here and there a stump of an ancient
tree, surmounted and covered —as it were,
by the ever singing frog, whose notes of
soft, inspiring harmony, fittingly responds
to the thunder of the onward plunging
train! And. anon, you descry looming up
iu the distance, the smoke of Vulcan's
w underfill laboratory, and your ears are sa
luted with the whittling jets from the ever
busy mills that grace this thoroughfare at
happy intervals ’
Hut time fails me. to cuter at large, the
numerous wonders that rendered my jour
ney to Jessup tediously delightful. Ami
her# 1 am reminded that brevity is the wit
of— newspapers, and. for the present. 1
must he excused, or. 1 may say, as say the
story writers, —to be continued
W. V. 11
What has become of the Atlanta Her
ald f H’a have not seen the sprightly
sheet for several days
Kohsbt Bokkib. of the New York
tyedger, will erect a monument to the
memory of Fannv Pern
THE CODE OF HONOR
A Duel in Atlanta—The Correspond
ence—One Man Seriously if not Mor
In Friday's issue of tbc Atlanta Sun,
the following cards appeared
On the evening of the 15th instant, at
the Episcopal Bazaar. I inaJvcrteutly und
unintentionally gave offence to a young
lady of Ibis place, upon learning which. 1
immediately apologized to her friend who
was with her at the time of this occur
rence, and I was led to suppose that the
ludy was satisfied. Shortly .after this,
Houston Forco came to me and expressed
himself dissatisfied about the matter, and
angry words ensued between us. The
matter thus rested until the I6th instant,
when Force, unexpectedly to me, sallied
out of Hope's drug store and attacked me
with a stick, holding a pistol in his other
hand, inflicting several blows so rapidly
that I was unable to defend myself. I did
afterwards get a pistol out, and wus pre
vented by fiieuds from using It, and the
prudent withdrawal of Mr Fotce from the
scene of action. On the evening of the
last date, I tent him the following com
Atlanta, October IC, 1 ■'72.
Houston Force. Esq.
Sir—You saw proper to inflict blows
upon me with a stick, when 1 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 mutter, according to the
custom of gentlemen. This will tie handed
you by my friend J 11. Townsend, who
will act for me. Respectfully,
To which I received the following reply
Km —We respectfully decline to fight
Mr Haskell, Believing you to be a gen
tleman. will give yu any satisfaction you
may wish. Respectfully.
John R. Hart.
My friend, Mr. J. 11. Townsend, then
addressed the follow ing note
Atlanta, October 17, 1872.
John R Hart, Esq.
Your note of this date is before me, say
ing that Mr. Force declines to light my
Irieml Haskell. I having bornu Mr.
lluskeH's note demanding satisfaction,
most cheerfully take his place and will he
pleased to hear from you us soon as con
venient. This will be handed you by iny
Irieml, Mr. Joseph 11. Smith, who will act
Respectfully, J. 11. Townsend.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 17. 1872.
Mr. J. 11. Townsend
Dear Kir —At your request 1 handed
Mr Juo, It Hurt your note of this date
Alter reading it w ith singular inconsisten
cy Mr. Hart declined receiving any com
luuniealions through me It then became
very apparent to me that both Mr Hart
and his principal. Mr. Force, were, by
subterfuges nod puerile objections, debt)
erutely shirking a responsibility of their
own creation ; amt 1 do not see wiiat oth
er means cun tie adopted lo Compel them
to give the satisfaction due from gentle
As for the insult oflered to myself, it is
barely sufficient to state that soins two
yean* ago 1 had the satisfaction of calling
John It Hart .to an account for wantonly
insulting me and behaving unlike a gen
tleinau. His contemptible conduct on this
occasion does not surprise me in the least.
If his principal is as great a dastard ns
himself, these is not the slightest proha
tilllty of cither showing the courage of
men. 1 am, my dear sir. very respcct
lully, Joseph H. Smith.
Thu foregoing correspondence, which
has bccu subiulllWd to me by friend, Mr
Towuscnd. will satisfy the public that I
have been waylaid und cruelly beaten by
Houston Karce, who now refuses toghe
me satisfaction, adding to his riilllauly be
havior. the crime of cowardice. Nothing,
therefore, remains lor me to do. except to
post him, as 1 now do, a miserable coward
und poltroon. Wallace Haskell.
After the publication of this card, it
seems as if Mr. Force und Mr, Townsend
arranged the preliminaries, and proceeded
to a little grove In front of the main en
trance le the city cemetery, ou Fair street.
The rest is told by the Constitution, of this
Here Hie duel occurred w ith shot-guns
at forty yards between sunset arid dark.
It is rumored that Mr. Force fired a few
seconds after the w ord was given, and ho
fore Mr. Townsend hod turned. Sir
Townsend did not lire in the direction of
of Mr Force, Two buckshot took effect in
the left elbow and one shot in the back
under the shoulder blade. lira. W. F
Westmoreland, K. 8. Hay, J. F. l ogon
and J. T. Johnson attended the untortu
Two shots and and a number of pieces of
bone were extracted from the shattered
arm. aud the arm reseated. The wound
iu the back w as probed to the depth of four
oi flvo inches without detecting the hall
It is uncertain whether the hall entered
the chest or lodged under the shoulder
Sir Townsend is in a critical condition.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of
Mr. Force, hut up to twelve o'clock he had
uot been found.
There are a multiplicity of rumors, but j
we give only the most authenticated ver
sion possible for us to obtain.
ArroiKTMBNTS — Seuaior Norwood will
■peak nt Foray lb. on lira h’!*th Octo
ber. K. W. Beck, will address the |>eo
pie iti (ho same place ou Monday next
California has a milkman, who, in 1856.
(told (he laeiettl fluid from two cans he
carried abtnil (lie streets suspended ft mu
his shoulders He sow owns 1,200 Devon
and Aderney cows The name of (he
successful geutlemou is 8 C. Abbot! His
property is assessed at $400,000.
—■— . ■
A vov3(o man in town asked a young
lady her age. aud she replied Six times
seven aud seven times three added to uiy
ago will exceed six times nine and four, as
double my age exceed* twenty. ”
The young man said lie thought *• these
girls ought to be stopp'd ft tun school
they're a-gittiu’ too diuguatiou smart. "
Senator’s seat to bk Contested
Hon. l’bllip Joiner, who was so badly
Iteaten by Col W. A. Harris in the late
election for State Senator, in this—loth
District—has written an autograph letter
to Coi. 11, announcing his intention to
contest the election.
A foolish undertaking. Philip. You will
make more by stay iug at home and pre
paring for the next crop. —Albany ,Vrr
Marvelous indeed is the rapidity in
which Chicago is obliterating all marks of
her great conflagration. Bho seem* to bo
anxious to assume her wonted magnifi
cence, and to that cud has she gone to
work with a vim that is wonderful. We
give below a few figures from the Inter-
Ocean, which will he found to bo inter
Th* total cost of the buildings, which
have been erected in the burnt district is
—15,558,200 Thirteen new hotels have
been completed or are now in course of
construction Kix Chicago elevators, hav
ing an aggregate capacity of 2,475.000
bushels of grain, and containing 1,559,-
395 bushels of grain, were destroyed by
the fire. Four have already arisen in
place of the old, und the fifth will lie rea
dy by November 1. The storage room in
Chicago elevators in the fall of 1871 was
11,375,000 bushels. Not only has this
been tegained, hut it has been absolutely
increased within the twelve months by
fully 1,000,000 bushels.
In dry goods the number of houses is
about the same as a year ago; the volume
of business is fully 20 to 25 per cent,
larger. The decline in real estate was
not permanent; on the contrary, estima
ting moderately, the increase in the gross
valuation of the 2,000 antes burned over
lias been not less than 15 per cent, in the
past year. The increase of the grain trade
in the year under review is upward of II
per cent . The total exceeds by 26,000,000
bushels the receipts of 1871*, and by 17,-
000,000 bushels the receipts of 1868, the
largest grain year previous to the fire.
Outrunning the average of the general in
crease, the receipts of corn are larger by
16.000,000 bushels than in any year be
fore the fire, while outs, though showing
comparatively a small increase, are above
the average of the eight years previous to
1871. In boots and shoes and kindred
branches the number of large houses is
about the same. The increase in the bus
iness bus been marked. Eleven leading
firms report sales of over $10,000,000
since the lire, aud an average income of
25 per cent. The per ccntage is probably
not tar from an average of the whole trade.
The greatest number of the Chicago
tianks resumed in the week following the
fire, und have experiuced no trouble in
coping with the situation. On the contra
ry, they found Ihe money oflered ou de
posit amounted to more than the money
withdrawn. From the time they opened
to date ttiey have had more money than
before the fire.
From the tit. Louis Republican.]
The ninth annual couvention of the
<>i and International IJI vision of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers as
sembled yesterday morning at nine o'clock
in Polytechnic hall. The organiza
tion extends in its various ramifications
throughout tlie United Htutes and the
British provinces. Its main objects arc
to provote good habits and exemplary con
duct among Us members, us well us to
succor such as may Ire overtaken by dis
tress and misfortune.
Mayor Brown delivered the speech of
welcome and concluded as follows :
My friends, the locomotive is a great
civilizer in that it helps the growth of
cities and States, und penetrates the wil
derness and waste places and makes them
blossom like the rose. It is a great har
iiionizer, for where the locomotive tra
verses a country it brings the people to
gether In a community of interest, and
then prosperity and happiness become so
blended together that even tho horrors
•of war cannot long separate them.
Do not think, then. “I am only an en
gineer. lam of little consequence.” Not
so ; your work is one of vust importance.
Perform your part well—for there the
merit lies —and the reward will be in
your own conscience, not only in this life,
but that which is to come. | Applause ]
Mr Charles Wilson, grand chief engin
eer, responded to the remarks of Mayor
Brown, and expressed his hearty appreci
ation of the kind welcome extended to the
convention. He then delivered his annu
al address to the members, treating on va
rious subjects that affected the interests of
the great body of engineers, and giving
some statistical information rospectiug the
standing of tlio order. They had one hun
dred and fifty-six subdivisions, with a
membership of over eight thousand.
Tho finances of the order were in excel
lent condition. The total receipts for the
year ending October 1, 1872, were ♦Mb
its I t. which added to cash on hand at
same date makes a total $45,tM2,08. Their
expenses had been $13,1i13 21 leaving a
balance iu tho treasury of $31,4-18 87.
The grand chief strongly advised that
total abstinence from all intoxicating liq
uors lie made one of the qualifications of
membership He referred to tho necessi
ty of a high standard of education among
engineers ands commensurate of payment,
lie also advocated the abolition of Sunday
work on railroads. Speeches were also de
livered by P M Arthur SOAK;B Smith
TU A E H W Fenner. GO; J Hay. G
C . Charles Wilson, G C E . C H Sherman
FG E . H Pearson, SG E. Charles Fel
lows. F G A E.
The Knights Templar band was in at
tendance and played several patriotic airs.
The couventioli adjourned until two
o'clock, aud the members marched in pro
cession to their hotels.
The afternoon wai spent in examining
credentials and in routine work
It is thought the session wilHast all the
A tobacco man in Buffalo, New York,
was recently Interviewed as to his politi
cal opinions and the rt'asons ou which
they were founded, He announced him
self for Grant, not through principle, but
interest "You see." said he, “this inter
nal revenue business is half tax and half
black mail. It's a perfect despotism I
am entirely iu the hand of the assessor
No matter how honestly I strive to keep
every requirement of the law. the statutes
air so complicated aud his powers so am
ple. that the assessor can ruin me when
he likes He can close up my factory,
take my books aud keep me from doing
business for six months of a year on the
most frivolous charge, and no matter how
innocent I may be there is no redress.
Now I have everything fixed. I know
just what ones to bribe aud how to bribe
them 1 pay the brother of one. the neph
ew of another, two sous of still another,
high salaries for doing nothing at all in
my store . iu fact, 1 would not allow them
behind the railing If Greeley goes in
there will be a complete sweep." Tbusfit
is that orgauired wealth is interested in
keeping up the present expensive aud dis
gracrftil system, leaving the battle of re
form to be" fought by the honest yeomaury
of the rouutrv.
Thxasi kkr's Office, j
Sx\ ANVvn. GKivriv A Nohtb Ala. R K. •
Mxoos, G* . Oct. 4, 1572.‘
, TMIF. Annan! Meeting of the Stockholders of
l this Company, for the election of Presi
dent and Directors to serve for the ensuing
year, will be held at the Court-house in New
han, Coweta county, on Thursday, the 7th day
of November nut.' MILO S FREEMAN,'
oct4-lm Be<Sy and Treas'r.
WINSHIP & CALLAWAY,
THE LARGEST AND OLDEST
IN THE STATE,
Second Street, Macon, tieorgia.
What Horace Greeley Knois Atilt tie PolitieaT Sips
Which at present agitate the horizon of American politics is immaterial to the people of Macon,
when taken into consideration with what we know' about business
If you doubt what we say, interview us and wc will quickly prove to you the truth of our
assertion, and also explain to you our new method of mathematics, which is as follows:
Addition to our pockets, substruction from your’s, in consideration of which we will multiply
your bnsiness by advertising it. Simple, is it not ?
WINDHAM fc CO.,
House und sign Painters,
scp7-3t Under Spotwood Hotel.
The members of Hibernian Society are re
quested to meet at their Hall, at 2 o’clock r.
u to-morrow evening, for tbe purpose of at
tending the funeral of Mr. W. J. Darbaoh.
James Martin, President.
E Dai.t, Secretary.
NEW A I)VEHTISEMENTS
WALTON LODGE, No. 23, will meet at
T.cinplars’ Hall Hollingsworth’s Block
on Monday night. Business of importance to
every member of the order will be transacted.
JAMES N. JORDAN, R. L.
Telegraph copy and send bill to this office.
COAL OR WOOD.
Grates, - Grates,
TRUMAN & GREEN’S,
TRI A \<> I 1.1 It BLOCK,
Sign of the Golden “Charter Oak.”
BAKKR AND CONFECTIONER,
MEDICAL COLEGE BUILDING,
Mulberry St., Macon, Ga.,
K EEPS constantly on hand, a line assort
ment of CARES, CANDIES, TOTS,
given to supplying Weddings, Parties, Pic
Nics, etc., with till necessary CAKES and CON
Tliis department is my speciality, as I hake
Crackers every other day, thus furnishing my
patrons with nice, fresli aud palatable Crackers
The attention of the ladies Is called to tills fact.
Oyster Crackers for Restaurants, Butter, So
da, Farina, Sugar and every kind made.
Plenty of ’em.
Lots of ’em.
Dead Loads of ’em.
Ctr 1*01111(1 Pons,
Any amount of \m.
At C. C. BALKCOM & CO.’S
General Grocery Depot, Fourth Street
NEARLY OPPOSITE PASSENGER DEPOT,
(Only one minute’s valk.)
T. H. HARRIS, Proprietor.
C. J. M.CCT.t!I.I-AV,
James \V. Meaua, In the Office.
COL. BLOUNT'S APPOINTMENTS.
("VOL. BLOUNT, the Democratic nominee of
J the Sixth Congressional District, will
speak at the following places, to-wit:
Dublin. Laurens county, October 15th.
Irwlnton. Wilkinson county, October 16th.
Mtlledgeville, Baldwin county, ctober 17th.
Eatontoo, Putnam county, October 18th.
Monticcllo, Jasper county, October IVHh.
Monroe, Walton county, October 23d.
Social Circle. Walton county, October 23d,
Covington, Newton county," October 24th.
Conyers, Rockdale county’, October 25th.
Jeffersonville, Twiggs county. October2Mh,
and will speak in Macon, Friday evening. No- j
Col. Hardeman will join Col. Blount and ad- j
dress the people also, at Monroe, social Circle,
Covington and Conyers. At his other appoint
ment, Hon. James N Pace, one of the candi
dates on the electoral ticket, will be present,
and speak likewise. octl2-till2S
Marshall House |
A. B. LI CE. Proprietor.
BOARD PER DAY 83.00. j
25 Cases Fresh Peaches.
25 Cases Fresh Lobsters.
50 Cases Fresh Tomatoes.
15 Cases Fresh Salmon.
100 Boxes Cream Cheese.
200 Packages Mackerel.
75 Boxes Layer Raisins.
25 Kegs Gilt Edge Butter.
New lot of
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
Come and see us, or send your or
Seymour, Tinsley & Cos.
Paints & Oils
ATTENTION is called to my stock o
Paints and Oils and the very low figure
at which they are sold.
EXTRA NO. 1 KEROSENE OIL.
The Cheapest Cigars in the City.
Pure Holland Gin and
MOUNTAIN RYE WHISKY!
STREET CAR TIC KITS
Have become very popular.
FOUR FOR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS.
Prescriptions are Accurately Com
Early JENNY WAKEFIELD. LARGE FLAT
DUTCtI, and LARGE DRUMHEAD Cab
bage Seed just received.
NEW CROP ONION SETTS.
ROLAND B. HALL,
101-tf Cor. Cherry St. and Cotton Avenue
Arm and L. Butts. Edgar A. Roes.
COAL AND WOOD.
IVTE are ready to fill orders at reduced rates
V v for the very be6t
COAL CREEK and ANTHRACITE COAL,
COKE and BLACKSMITH COAL,
UPLAND OAK and HICKORY WOOD.
Orders left at the office of A. G. Butts, at
store of Winship A Callaway, or at yard M. A
W. R. R., will receive prompt attention.
114-192 BUTTS A ROSS.
SQA (HUNDRED) BEDSTEADS.
100 (Hundred) Mattresses.
200 (Chairs,) Drv Goods aud notions.
Hardware, Pocket and Tible Cutlery, and
also a large lot of Secondhand furniture, Car
pets, etc., by O. E. BESORE,
sepl9 lot Auctioneer.
THE l’KtniOl WEEKLY.
IT is universally conceded that advertising is
a necessity to success in business', it is als<
j conceded, by the shrewdest business men. that
newspapers arc the best medium (or reaching
all parties whose trade is desired.
THE MONROE ADVERTISER
reaches more of the people trading with Ms
! con than any other journal published in thi
t country: it Is, therefore, the best medium of
; communication with the planting interests
Wc will be happy at any lime to furnish refer
enecs to leading merchants here and elsewhere
who will Testify to the fact that they have re
ceived orders for goods from parties’who rea.
their cards in Thr Advrrtisrr. In fact, many
who have availed themselves of its columns
candidly say that its value exceeds that of ali
other journals in which they are represented
The Advertiser has the freshness of youth and
the ripeness of age, and is therefore deservedly
CHARACTER OF ADVERTISEMENTS.
No advertisements are admitted which are
not believed to be above question and of real
value, and from parties so unquestionably re
liable that the readers of The Advertiser will be
safe in ordering them from any distance To
our readers, the fact of its appearance here has
all the weight of endorsement and authority
Addreas, JAS. P. HAKRidoN,
Con, Bacon aM Floor Florin
OF MIDDLE GEORGIA.
Com, Bacon, Flour,
Salt, Bagging, Ties,
Sugar, Coffee, Etc.
THAT CELEBRATED BRAND OF FLOUR,
“TEE PRIDE OE DIXIE,’’
The Bcst'in the World. Always on Hand.
1 claim superior facilities iu the purchase of
CORN, BACON, FLOUR, BAGGING TIES, ETC., ETC.,
And I will make it to the interest of Merchants and Planters to call on me with their MONEY
or GOOD PAPER. Reasonable time given to all good parties.
W. A. HUFF.
In consequence of the great reduction in price of Groceries in the
Northern markets, and owing to the Repeal of Duties on many articles
in our line, we now offer the following goods at annexed prices :
7 Lbs. A. Sugar for SI.OO.
71-2 Lbs. Ex. C. Sugar for SI.OO.
8 Lbs. C. Sugar for SI.OO.
MIXED TEAS 75c. Per Lb.
SEGARS A SPECIALTY!
Foreign and Domestic Wines and Liquors
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Fresh. Crackers Every Week!
If You Don’t sec wliat You Want, Ask for it.
PUTZEL & JACOBS,
NEW YORK GROCERY STORE, 2d ST., DAMOUB BLOCK.