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Harlan iiaiifl enterprise. Iwnks, Wing & Smith, Proprietors, Term* ol' Subscription s $ 8 00 I SU Months Z Three Months * Jiiniriably in advancr.. i > city &uVcribiTs by the month, Scwnty five vents’ served by carriers. FOU M WOIi OF MACON, HOW. W. A. HUFF. ANOTHER GEORGIA MYSTERY. Have We Spirits Among Us? A Startling Story. From tlic Savannah News.] SVe print the following precisely ns we liave received it, suppressing at our friend's request, the name of the locality where the manifestations have or.etii red. Iho story is, to say the hu t (,t it. a s'aitline oue, and coming from any one but whom we have long known as a gentleman of unimpeachable veiactly, would challenge our credulity : Nov. 12, 1872. S Colonel IK Thompson —My Dear Sir: I know that no excuse is necessary for trespassing upon your valuable time from au old 1 riend ns 1 am, but I ask you to bear patiently with me for inflicting this long letter upon you. The events related are so astounding, so marvelous, that I cannot keep them to myself, and know o! no one more‘competent than yourself to give me any reasonable opinion in regard thereto. It is a trite saying, but experi ence teaches me that there is a deul ot truth iu it, that “it never rains but pours.” Such Seems indeed to be the case. Disas ter follows disaster ; mystery is succeeded by mystery ; fortune lends to fortune, uiul misfortune doubles ere it is done. 1 lie burning of a steamer at sea, followed by a. Metis disaster on the sound ; the falling of a bridge at Richmond is followed by the falling of the State house floor ; the waste places of Chicago are not rebuilt when Boston is more heavily scourged by the same element which made Chicago a city of ashes. And now that the mysterious performance which occurred at the Sur rency dwelling on the Macon and Brun swick Railroad lias ceased, come other and if possible, more startling develop ments in a quarter many miles removed from the scene of the former. Before laying before you the events which which have fallen under my own observation within the last ten days, it is necessary for you to know that I am still a bachelor, and reside in the same old out of-the-way place, having built, however, a new house since you last visited me. As you are aware, I am often two weeks without a mail, and do not keep fully up with the current events of the day. Owing to this, It was Saturday, the 2d of Novem ber, before I heard of the Surreucy affair. On that day I received my mail, and at night was reading the account of ft iu the Savannah Morning News, as condensed from the Macon newspapers, sitting at the centre table in my sleeping room, not doubting but it was gotten up for the spe cial benefit of journalism, as such things usually are, or as I thought they were. I was* amusing myself by fancying how many uver credulous fools would be found rushing to No. fi, M. atid B. R. R., and returning sold. Being in this frame of mind, you can easily imagine my immense consternation when the lamp, by the light of which I was reading, suddenly left my elbow, traversed the room, and placed it self upon the mantel without any visible aid whatever. If I was surprised at this performance I was still more surprised when the lamp returned. Not alone, however, for with it came the picture of Miss Lydia E. P., to wliom, if you remember, I was engaged when she died, a Tittle over twenty-five years ago. The picture—an old-fashioned sun picture—came from the mantle and placed itself, or was placed by some un seen agency, open before me, when it commenced to make signs to mo with its right hand, the left one in the picture, however, which I perfectly understood. I have since learned that they are the iden tical signs used for the letters of the al phabet by mutes, no knowledge of which I previously had, nor have now, but which 1 then understood as readily as I do the English language. And lam confidently Unit the picture in life bad no knowledge •of them. To one wbo did not know me T would not make this statement. But to you, who know me so well, I do so with out the tear of exciting even an incredu lous smile. ’Tis a plain, unvarnished statement. The picture made signs so rapidly that the eye could follow them only with great difficulty. Yet my eyes did follow them, and as before stated, al though I had no previous knowledge of their meaning, I interpreted them without difficulty, uor lost their slightest meaning The substance of the information im parted was that the lady, w hose picture had been making the signs, or rather her spirit, was my guardian angel, aifd had watched over me from the time of her death. Her task, if such it could be call ed, had not been without its cares, for she had to defend me from the influence of certain evil spirits, among them our old school-boy enemy, Tom B , who were determined, if possible, to accom plish my ruin. At the time she had reasons to fear their temporary suprema cy, as they had leagued numerous other evil spirits with them aud were even then approaching my house. She then assured me that she would do her utmost to protect me, but told me if I was tried too severely to go to the house of my friend Mr. !{., from which I now write, and to remain there until she told me to return to my home. And telling to never to scoff at >tpiritua\i*m again, the picture closed and went to its accustom ed place. 1 meditated on this surpassingly strange affair unlil long past my usual bed time. 1 pulled off my boots, put on my slippers- After sometime I prepared to retire, and placed a chair at the foot of my bed, on which to place my clothing. I pulled off the right sleeve of my coat, then the left one, when the right one flew back on I pulled it off again, and the left one was put on again. In this way, pulling off first one sleeve and then the other, only to find the sleeve opposite the one pulled, back on the arm I spent some minutes when in trying again to pull •fl the Cgi, si I found the coat entirely on me, a i =, j - efforts to remove either-leeve u e e-s I; felt asifunseen handheld it firmly on me Af'er tiring myself down trying to pull my eoat off, tad finding it useless, I walked to the fire-place and sat, down upon a cliair, when, in tlic twinkling of an eye, coat, pants, vest and socks were stripped from me leaving mg slippers on, and conveyed, to the chair which I had placed for them, some twelve feet distant. r " Alter a few nioineuts reflection upon these astounding events, 1 concluded that the only thing 1 could do was to go to lied, and await further developments. I went to my bed, turned down the clothes, and was in the act of getting in, when my cloth ing was as suddenly and miraculously transferred upon me. as when taken oil. 1 sat down by the fireplace again, when again 1 was instantaneously disrobed. Af ter that 1 sat for a long time wrapped in wonder at those strange manifestations— determined not to endeavor to go to bed that night, but to sit all the night, if pos- sible, as 1 was. llow long 1 had sat there before the last strange act of the night was per■formed. 1 do not know. It could not have been a grout while, however, for 1 re member having heard the clock sound the hour of eleven after having been put iu lied. .While sitting in a chair at tlfc oppo site side of the room from my bed, 1 dis tinctly felt numberless unseen hands take hold of me, and I was lifted bodily up and carried over the table to the bed and plac ed iu it, the covering placed over and tucked around me. During the whole time my presence of mind had never left me. and I was as composed as 1 am now. I waited patiently for further develop ments, hut the spirits, or whatever the un seen power was, seem satisfied with their work for the night and I at length fell asleep. I was urinated next morning as usual by my cook knocking at the door for admit tance. 1 got up, opened iho door and went back to bed. She came in, Built a lire in the stove, put on a boiler of water, and, as was her custom, went out to do her milking My house is a four-roomed, single-story building with an Bon the cast of the north-half. My sleeping room is the northwest room ; the room immedi ately east of that is my dining room, and the L east of that is my kitchen. A short while after the cook went out I arose, put on my slippers and dressing-gown, and it, being Sunday morning, 1 prepared for a shave ; I had everything in readiness ex cept water. My beard being very hard, it is with great difficulty that I can shave myself without warm-water, so 1 took my mug and went through Hie dining room into the kitchen to get some. There was a hot fir ein the stove, and I noticed that the room was unpleasantly, indeed, indeed oppressively hot; I hurried to the Btove, took the lid from the boiler and dipped the mug in to get thd warm water, when I found that the water iu the boiler, which was sitting on a stove al most red hot, and had been for some time, was completely frozen. I went from the kitchen, and alter getting some cold wa ter, went through the motion of shaving with my soap, brush and mug perpetually bouncing up and down before me, and books, chips, bricks, brushes, combs, flit ting through the room in all conceivable directions. After a while my cook, who had returned from the cow-lot to get breakfast, came into the room with di lated eyes and an expression of horror on her face. Her. tale was that although she had a good fire in the stove nothing would cook. SIR could not bake, fry or broil, and to use her words, “the water had all gone to ice over a blazing lire." I treated the matter as lightly as possi ble, and told Aunt Peggy to take the breakfast to licr own house, about thirty yards oil, and prepare it. She did so, and in due time I was asked into the dining room to breakfast. I never want such a meal again. Nails, pins, pebbles, sand, gravel and every conceivable thing of the kind fell into my plate as soon as I had put food on it; and among other things there fell into my plate a plain gold ring, with the initials “To L. E. P. from J. W. 8., 1846,” which I immediately recognized as the engagement ring I had given the original of the picture, and which had been lost for twenty-five years, or since the lady's death, she having died in Octo ber. 1847. I was tried so severely that morning that I determined not to remain another night under my own roof alone. I rode over to my neighbors, Mr. Cromwell W. Pierce, a u ;chelor like myself, to dinner, 'and after telftbg'rfiy adventures and be- ing laughed dt foY having been drunk cra zy, and the like, I bantered him to return and spend the night with me, which he readily consented to do. We arrived at mv place a little after sunset, and fouud the candles lighted and supper ready. Noth ing unusual occurred till about nine o'clock, when, as my friend and I were sitting by the table reading, our books were violently snatched from our hands and thrown with great force against the opposite wall —then commenced the most violent manifestation of the unseen pres ence. The table spun swiftly around in the centre of the room, the sofa, chairs and washstatid wore dancing around and about it, while books, boots, shoes, hats, garments of every description, glassware and crockery were rushing through the air. Suddenly the lamp started swiftly from its place, rushed forcibly by us and was smashed against the wall. This left us in the dark, and catching Mr. P. by the hand I led him to the door to go out, when to my horror I found the entiro house spinning around on its centre at a late which defied all exit. I spun around from east to west at about twenty revolu tions a minute, then stopped and commen- ced spinning the other way. Taking ad vantage of a second stop, Mr. P, and my self had barely time to step out when it again started. We viewed this wonderful performance for fully an hour. The house, J,. chimneys, underpinning, and all would spin rapidly around for three or lour min utes, then change and spin as rapidly the other way. There were several trees within a few feet of the walls or sides of the house, but they seemed to oiler no op position whatsoever, but appeared to go through such portions of the house with which they came in contact without oppo sition or injury. We did not venture into the house again but went back to Mr. Pierce’s about day light, where I remained until Tuesday morning, when I came to this place. I have not been to my place since, nor do I intend to go until informed by my "spirit” picture that it w ill be safe for me to do so. \V, ■ . . :ha i confidently look for '< < -me an . ’ell me when to re turn This, my friends, is the whole story I have only to add, that from couriers sent me every dßy I learn that manifeet&Uens MACON, GA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER m 1872. still continue at ray house though loss vio lent in character. 1 do not attempt an explanation of these things. I only give the facts, and I submit these facts to you, because you, above all men, know me, and will not doubt my story. You have also seen much of the world ; have been in strange places and seen strange sights, and 1 know of one better able to givo me a theory which will account for these strange performances. In regard to pub lishing them, I have only to say that you can do as scemetk best. If you think they would be of any interest to the public you cau use them, ami have my consent to publish my name in full. I consent to the publishing of my name be cause those who see it and know me will not doubt that I believe I saw these things at least My place of residence aad the point from which this is written you would, if you desire to publish, oblige me by suppressing, as 1 have qo desire to be annoyed by “reviewers ' or to have iny premises overrun by a curiosity hunting public. Should this ever end and you desire to know its termination, you have only to make the request Sincerely your fi ieud, John W. Bi.acwei.t.. ANNUAL FAIR —OF THE— Agricultural anti Mechanical ASSOCIATION Of’ GIIOHUIA, Hold fvt SAWAxmalx. COMMENCING MONDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 1872, And continue during the week. r I'UK Central Railroad and connections amt A Atlanta and Gulf Railroad and connections will transport, visitors for one fare, returning free. sutler t f)\n:sT. There will he a Sabre Contest between tire Savannah and Augusta Satire Clubs on Decem ber 4th and sth. RACES. Open to the world, three or more to enter. Fastest Trotting Single-harness Horse, Purse, $100; Fastest pair of Trotting Horses, owned and used aa such, Purse, SSO; Best Single-har ness Horse, Plate, $-0; Best pair of Harness Horses, Plate, $25; Best Pacing Horse, Plate, sls; Running Race, Sweepstakes, mile heats, three or more to enter, two to start, entrance 10 per cent., Purse, S2OO. COTTON PRIDHMIIS. The Chamber of Commerce offer the follow ing premiums: For best three bales of upland cotton of one planter’s growth on exhibition, premium to go to planter, SSO. For three bales ranking second in quality, premium to goto planter, S4O. For three bales ranking third in quality, S3O; premiums to go to planters For the best bale of sea island cotton, SSO; next best in quality, premium to go to planter, S4O. For the best Gin for uplaud cotton, SIOO. For the bestbusbe! of Hough Rice, of the va riety known as gold seed, premiun to go to planter, $lO. For the best bushel of Rough Rice, of the va riety known as white, premium to go to plan ter, $lO. No fee will he charged for entering of cxliib iting articles. For Premium Lists or other information, ap ply to J. H. EBTILL, Secretary, 185-td Savannah, Ga. Liverpool Salt, At SEYMOUR, TINSLEY & CO.’S 200 Coils Cotton Plow Lines, At * SEYMOUR, TINSLEY & CO.’S TOILET SOAPS, A I,Alton ASSORTMENT, At • SEYMOUR, TINSLEY & CO.’S 100 BOZEN BROOMS. At Seymour, Tinsley & Cos. 187-190 OEO. V. HOOD. ALEX. H. STEPHENS. NOW READY! HOCE & STEPHENS, FOURTH STREET, (KAST FRONT HOLLINGSWORTH BLOCK), HAVE just opened a full and complete stock of Fait? ati Family Groceries, Frefeh, pure, genuine, entirely new, and war ranted to suit the taut/; of every one. The a* sortment comprise# everything required in Buch a houHO. The finest brands of Flour, Meal — the best New Fork Hams, Sugar, Coffee, Syrup, Cooking Wine*, Mutter—the best brands of Goshen a specialty-~Cheese, Fruits, native and Tropical, together with a complete line of Nuts, Candies, Candles, Pickles and other articles lor the retail trade. FIrH AND OYSTERS. Fresh Fb>h ari l Oyster* every morning. Also Vegatables u, various kinds. rte propose, in a word, to supply our friends and the public generally with every thing nice required at reasonable rates. hook & aIEPHENB. N. B.—All goods delivered free of charge. nov7dm. H 'll Fsimmonsl Lmmv wM This unrivalled Medicine is warranted not to contain a single particle of tiBSCUKT, or any Inlurions mineral substance, but is IM' KII I.V V lit-ETA MI C. For FORTY YEARS it lias proved its great value iu all diseases of tlic Livutt, Bowels and Kidneys. Thousands of the good and great in all parts of the country vouch for its wonder ful and peculiar power in purifying the Blood. stimulating the torpid Liver and Bo*bi.s, and imparting new Life and Vigor to the whole sys tem. SIMMON’S LIVER REGULATOR isac knowlcdged to have no equal as a Ml lilt NIIUKTHI, It contain* four medical elements, never uni ted in tlic siime happy proportion in any other preparation, viz: a gentle Cathartic, a wonder ful Tonic, an unexceptionable Alterative and a certain Corrective of all impurities of the body. Such signal success lias attended its use, that it is now regarded as the <4rosit Ifnt'uiling Specific for Liver Complaint aad the painful olt'spring thereof, to wit; DYSPEPSIA, CONS OVA TION, .laumlicc. Billions attacks, SICK HEAD ACHE, Colic, Depression of Spirits SOUR STOMACH, Heart Bum, &c., &c. Regulate the Liver and prevent UIULI.S ANOFEVER. SIMMONS’ LIVER REGULATOR Is manufactured by .1. 11. KEll.lrt A CIO., MACON, GA., and PHILADELPHIA. Price $J per package; sentbynmil, postage paid, $1 25 Prepared ready for use in bottles, $1.50. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. t Kgfßewarc ot all Counterfeits and Imitations. 118-523 CROP OF 1872. Clover and Grass Seeds. RED CLOVER, CRIMSON CLOVER, SAPLING CLOVER, ORCHARD GRASS BLUE GRASS, HERDS GRASS, LUCERNE SEED, &c., &r. Just received, HUNT, RANKIN & LAMAR, Wholesale Druggists, 146-156 82 and 84 Cherry Street. ~BERND BROSr MANUFACTURERS OF AM/ WHOLESALE & RETAIL DEALERS IN Harness,Saddles, Collars, Horse Equip* incuts and Clothing Generally* ALSO a full assortment of LEATHER of al . kinds, Enameled Cloth, etc. .saddlers and Harness Makers Hardware and Toolb. Cash paid for HIDES, FURS, SKINS, WAX, WOOL and TALLOW. 5-168 The Great Democratic Journal, Til!■: >i:tv volt 14 WEE KL Y NEW S. BENJ. WOOD, Editor and Proprietor. A Mammoth Eight I'ago Sheet, Fifty six Columns of Heading Matter. Contains aU the new*, foreign, domestic, po litical and general,with full and reliable market reports. Each number also contains several short stories, and a great variety of literary, agricultural and scientific matter, etc., etc., constituting, it is confidently asserted, the most complete weekly newspaper in this country. TERMS, 82 A YEAR. lit<lii cr ill to < Jtilis: Five copies, one year f V 00 Ten copies, one year, and an extra copy to the sender 10 00 Twenty copies one year, and an extra f copy to sender 2o 00 Fifty copies one year, and an extra copy to sender * ”0 Varik* tending duba an above, rrviy retain 20 jr/er cent, of the rrum/nj received by Uunri, om comr j,aiL*atton. Persons desiring to act as agents supplied with specimen bundles. Specimen copies sent free to any address. All letters should be di rected to NEW YOKK-WEEKLY NEWS, Box 3,795, novlh tf Sun York City A*f fOffice. BY BREAD WEIEIVE. r r , HE nmlorsigned ban established a first class X BAKERY where our citizens can obtain bread that is bread. My H supply citizens at tjielr residence*. I use only the beat floured trials fa*™. I SfERCHANTS AND PLANTERS WILL FIND IT TOTIIEIII AD VANTAGE TO CALL ON US BEFORE AIAK ING TIIEIR BILLS. o • WE HAVE IN STOSvSr, 100.000 LBS. BACON CLEA U It. SIDES. 25.000 LBS. BACON SHOUL DERS. 10.000 LBS. BELLIES. 50.000L85. FLOUR, nil grades. I 500 ROLLS 2.1 BAGGING. 10,000 LBS. ARROW TIES. 10 BALES TWINE. JOHNSON & SMITH. JOHNSON & SMITH, Have, and are offering tit very low figures: 100 BOXES TOBACCO, all grades. 100 BBLS. WHISKIES. 150 BBLS. SUGAR. 50 BBLS. MOLASSES. 100 BALES HAY. 1.000 BUSHELS CORN, Together with a liill stock of all all goods in our line of business. UO-tf Brown’s Hotel, MACON, GA. IF long experience and n thorough knowl edge of the business In all its diversified branches are. essential to the keeping that which the public has long heard of hut seldom seen, A GOOD norm., the undersigned flatter themselves that they are fully competent to discharge their oblige tlons to their patrons; hut they are not only experienced in hotel keeping, they modestly would claim to have the BEST ARRANGED ani> MOST COMPLETE LY AND EXPENSIVELY FURNISHED house throughout, In the Shite, which is loca ted exactly where everybody would have it sit uated IMMEDIATELY IN I'UONT AND ADJACENT TO THE PASSENGER DEPOT, where travelers can enjoy the most s/n-jj and less liable to be bft by the perplexlngly constant departure of the trains. To all these Important advantages Is added a TABLE that is Well supplied with the best und choicest dishes the city and country can a (lord: nor would they omit to mention that their servants, trained to the business, have never been surpassed for politeness and atten tion to guests. For the truth of these statements, we refer the public to our patrons wbo reside in every State in the Union. E. E. BROWN & HON, Proprietors. Macon, Oa., April 15, 1878. 78-104 DAVIS SMITH, (Successor to the late firm of Smith, Wcstcott. & Cos., and of Smith, MeGlasliau & (Jo.) MANUFACTUBKK AND DBALBH IN SADDLES, HARNESS, BRIDLES, SADDLERY AND HARNESS HARDWARE, Carriage Materials, Leather of all kinds, Shoe Findings, Children’s Carriages, IttBBEK. IN BAND*), ETC,, Together with every article usually kept In a saddlery house. 100 I’BEBBV TANARUS., MACON, WA j i■ FOR TIIE FALL AND WINTER TRADE i LAWTON A HAT I£3, Foilrlli Street, (Next Door to Lawton A Willingham.) \ RE prepared to furnish the tnulo with GlttH UKllilt, I‘ISOVINItDISi.,I*I, AiVIbITIOA SUPPLIES, RAG “jn ua unable terms as any bouse ill Georgia. We will keep constantly on hand, BACON: LARD, CORN, OATS, li AY, BUG Alt, CUKI EE, BAGGING and TIES, and a general assort ment of such roods as arc kept in a lirst clusa Grocery House. Givens a call. We arc running the EARLE FLOURING MILLS. and < i tcnlion to oar “CHOICE,” “EXTRA," “FAMILY” Flours. They will be found exactly adapted to the trade, and we guarantee every barrel to give satisfaction. Our prices are as low as those of the same grades can be bought In the Month. CORN MEAL, hotted and unbolted, always on intuit, of our own make and of tlic beet quality. . 120-188 11. BANDY & CO. s'/Xy',' m ANl> SHEET IRON ROOFING, 1 * a,i W™!- rt v’i/j' ' H \ A - , ' so // a<y^ r .fllilftl!' 11 Y tin and galvanized iron cornices *-*-* />" tl \ Executed at short notice and satisfaction \ V ,i 1 guaranteed. \. j) /' \ ' l No. (0 Third Ntreet, Macon, Ga. \ | Particular attention given to Guttering put up y \ -with \ ' WOODRUFF’S . . V PATENT eave fastenings. HS-uugh I IMPROVED OT HEAR. S< >ML i GTII I i\U IN 10W. SUPERSEDES ALL OTHER HORSE POWER IT IS NO HUMBUG!! r pill’, settling of the Gin House Hour has no effect on Uio Gearing. King Post of Iron and all I the work bolted to iron. IT is MADE TO LAST, AND TO RUN TWENTY FIVE PER CENT. LIGHTER THAN ANY OTHER POWER IN USE. (’nil uiul hm*. for youuHclf. I tmilil a Portable Horae, Power that clmlleiitfoß ell other MAKES, hut it will not do the work with the mime Draft that my PATENT GIN GEAR will. All kinds of Machinery made and repaired at <;itoc:uF/rT'N nton worn**, 108-1 M Near Brown llouße, Macon Georgia. iBROWFS GALLERY! No. B Cotton Jtvenue, Is the place where all the differ ent styles of pictures are made at greatly reduced prices. W. & E. P, TAYLOR, Cor. Cotton Avenue and Cherry Street, DEALERS IN FURNITURE, CMES, MS, OIL CLOTHS, WINDOW SHADES, etc. Metaiic Burial Cases & Caskets, Fine and Plain Wood Collins and Caskets. Orders hy Telegraph promptly attended to. ■IAgKS 11. BLOUNT. ISAAC IIAKDEMA-V, Elf.oivr A IIAII DENI ANf, ATTORNEYS "AT HAW, MACON, GEORGIA. OFFICE, at entrance Ralston Hall, Cherry street. _ YJ-UtjO Barber Shop For Rent. THE Basement room, formerly occupied by Mike Napier, In Brown’s Hotel building in for rent. This Is one of the best stands for a I Harbor Shop in ttio city. .Apply to I Volume I. —Number 190 j 1 1 NM A S LIN E KOVAL MAMIi STEAMSHIPS. Tiik Liverpool, New York and Philadelphia Steamship Company dispatch two steam ers per week The quickest timo ever made across tho Atlantic. Every comfort andcoa vcnlence.