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132 BROAD ST.
THE MOON NO LONGER COVERED
Huff and Patterson Submit Their Differ
ences to Arbitration—Three Ministers
as Umpires—The Correspondence.
Whereas, in the Macon Evening
News of September 17th, and the
Macon Telegraph nnd Atlanta Con
stitution of September 18th, articles
appeared relating to an adjustment of
the difficulty detween Hon. W. A.
Huff and Hon. R. W. Patterson,
which were unauthorized, incorrect
and unjust to the gentlemen concern
ed, though doubtless unintentionally
so, we respectfully ask the public to
withdraw all expression of opinion,
and the pi ess all publications con
cerning the whole matter, until au
thorized to do so by this committee,
who, we believe, will give in due time
such a statement of the facts as will
thoroughly vindicate the honor of
We state further, that the action of
the citizen’s committee of twenty-one
was not based upon any threat or
threatened publication by either gen-,
tlemen that would have resulted in
imminent personal danger, and no
appeals founded upon the apprehen
sion of personal violence were made
to either of these geutlejnen in secur
ing their consent to arbitration by
this committee. Furthermore, we
state that this committee of three
was chosen, not by the citizen’s com
mittee of twenty-one, but by the two
gentlemen whose honor is involved,
and whose reasons for this choice will
be fully understood by reading the
following letters, which we give to the
public. E. W. Warren,
T. R. Kendall,
W. B. Jennings,
Macon, September 17.
To Messrs. if. L. Willingham, K. If.
Warren, W. B. Jennings, T. II.
Kendall and others, Committee.
Gentlemen—In response to your
telegram I left ray scat in the house
and came to Macon nnd met you last
evening. At that meeting you m
formed me that you desired to bring
about a settlement of the alleged dif
ferences between Mr. Huff and my
self, and askeJ my consent to leave
the entire matter to your committee.
I requested that you" wait till this
morning for my reply, which I here
with have the honor to hand you :
“According to ancient canons of
chivalry no true knight should avoid
either the lists or the coufessioual. I
have not avoided the one and I shall
not shrink from the other. I have
been willing to prove the righteous
ness of my cause upon that modern
substitute for the lists, popularly
termed “the field of honor,” and I
beg you to understand that no com
plaint lias come from me against this
matter taking its natural -coutse.
Since, however, so many prominent
and pious gentlemen among my con
stituents have seen proper to interfere
while I was in Atlanta, consistency
compels me to say that I am prepared
to take my share of th'at uncomforta
ble seat known as the stool of repen
“If grim visaged war has smoothed
his wrinkled front,” and I his matter is
to be adjusted on the high plane of
piety and peace, I must insist that it
be left to the peacefulness of the
peacemakers, to-wit: the three clergy
men, Dr. Warren, Dr. Kendall and
Dr. Jennings, whose names appear on
the telegram which.has summoned me
hither from Atlanta, and I say unhes
itatingly, that if this is satisfactory to
all parties, I am willing to leave tho
entire matter in the hands of these
three gentlemen, and as my duty to
my constituents requires ray prompt
return to Atlanta, I herewith leave
them full authority to sign my name
to any documents which they may re
gard it my duty to sign.
‘il have heretofore declined the
overtures of gentlemen of high wis
dom and undoubted courage, because
I have an abiding faith that a man is
himself best custodian of his honor.
The clergy stand upon a higher plane,
for through them speaks the voice of
him whose wisdom is above all human
’Thanking all and each of you,
gentlemen, tor the kindly interest
which you have displayed in me and
mine, I remain truly your friend,
“R. W. Patterson.”
“Vinevillk, Sept. 17.—Hon.
Clifford Anderson, B. L. Willingham,
W. R. Rogers—Gentlemen. In com
pliance with your suggestions and
acting on your advice, I hereby give
my consent to a submission of all the
facts giving rise to, and connected in
any way with, the present difficulty
between Mr. Patterson and myself, to
a special committee consisting of
Revs. E. W. Warren, T. R. Kendall
and W. B. Jennings, and I will abide
their decision. And in order that
tho unpleasant duties thus imposed
upon them may be made as light as
possible, I suggest that they shall
name their own time and place for
conducting the necessary investiga
tion, and I will hold myself entirely
subject to their orders.
Thanking you and each of you gen
tlemen for your continued kindness in
this rantter, I am yours very respect
fully, W. A. Huff.
Beer at Great Yarmouth.
From the Savannah Times.
At Great Yarmouth, England.
Fisherman’s tap room, opposite lodg
ings. The Hercules. Narrow street.
Twenty feet from m.y windows.
Empty by day. Full every night.
Herring fishermen. Wives ditto.
Partners for life in drinking. Her
cules etiquette. One mug for two,
man and wife. Sip alternately.
Feminine power to drain pot equal to
man’s. He sips. Sho sips. She
sips. He sips. Mugemptyr - Pi
to barmaid. B. M. at beer pump.
Practiced muscle. Mind ditto. One
stroke pump lever for half a pint.
Two, a pint. Quarter stoke thrown
in for good measure. Alternate con
jugal sipping as before. Sanded floor.
Long table. Rack of long stemmed
clay pipes. Public pipes. For cus
tomers. Smoke room full. All
hands talk. Talk, noisy, exciting
and at 11 o’clock confused.
Commences to simmer down at
midnight. Company at that hour at
maximum of becriness and prosiness.
Long • winded. Steam up. High
pressure. Inspirational nocturnal
anecdotage. Some old yarn. Hun
dredth time. Five hundredth time.
Midnight. Hercules puts up shutters.
Turns ’em out. Patrorfs linger out
side. Hate to go home. Mild night..
Soft moonlight. -High tide of beer
iness. All nature at rest. Care driv
en away. Recollection of debts, the
morrow’s labors, rheumatism and
waiting wives softened down. Rose
ate hue over all. Lifted into tempo
rary elysium by beer. No wonder
I, abed. Within car shot of it all
Without beer. Don’t want beer.
Want sleep. Can’t get sleep. Cau
get only herring fisherman’s midnight
Time lags. Leaden winged. One
o’clock. Still hearing beery talk of
men wo go down on great deep and
now in depths of beer. Two o’clock.
A week has passed. Turn and toss.
Frame of mind malignant.
Hope at last. Signs of breaking
up. Of what ? Maritime beer talk.
Subject? Best way of picking up
anchor after slipping cable. Seven
opinions given. All talk together.
Differences of opinion. Talk loud.
Energetic. Some profanity. Sub
ject finally forgotten. Merges into
something else. Then focuses into
common subject. What ?
Gibbons. Gibbons drunkest of
lot. Beer inside of Gibbons suddenly
boils over. Gibbons becomes volca
nic. Eruptive. Gibbons differs from
everybody. Becomes profane. Abu
sive. Wants to fight.
Lesser drunks argue with Gibbous.
Coax him to go home. Gibbons
won’t go home. But loves to be coax
ed. Regards coaxing as sort of hom
age paid him by party. Common
drunken perception on part of the
Gibbons type of man. Gibbons' real
want ? A club mercifully adminis
Gibbons finally prevailed on to
start for home. Home at upper end
of court. Two hundred yards dis
tant from my windows. Gibbons
stops. Anchors to a gate post.
Wants to go back forthe other drink.
Gibbons’ friends argue with Gib
bons. “No move to-night, mon. Go
home to yer wife, mon.” Party deep
ly solicitous for Gibbons. His moral
welfare. His wife’s ditto. Such a
comfort if the drunken, crazy Gib
bons will but go home to his wife!
Inference on their back that when
Gibbons, crazy, brutal and insane,
does but go home the domestic Eden
will run over with bliss. Strange but
Gibbons makes another move for
home. Party accompanying. Occa
sional halting and anchorings by
Gibbons, With renewal of old dis
cussion. Abuse, profanity, .desire to
fight with anything, topped with de
mands for more beer. Moral, peace
loving drunks at last see him home.
Leave Gib at front gate.
Quiet at last. I may how sleep.
Voices die away. I turn over. Gale
to land of Nod appears.
May I enter? No. Sudden up
roar in ‘Hall’s court. Screams!
Shrill. A woman’s. I arise. Open
windows everywhere. Both sides of
court. Heads out. Female heads.
White nocturnal rigging. Masculine
heads. Hall’s court again in uproar.
Why? Gibbons beats his wife.
Beer inside Gibbons has taken this'
direction. Power must expend itself
'amM iKrmdIrhere. Target iJjp^rmjptee
power inside Gibbons is Mrs. Gibbons.
Nothing unusual in Hall’s court.
My landlady out. At front door.
In white. Night robe. Comely
young woman. Husband at sea. In
a collier. Athletic young woman.
Red and robust pair of arms. Loud
voiced. By nature a driver. Drives
broom. Drives arms over washtub
like young healthy steam engine.
Leads expression of Hall’s court pub
lic opinion of Gibbons from front
door. Friend to abused Mrs. Gibbons
Heads the clamor. Shouts disappro
bation of Gibbons’ conduct. Says
she’d “like to smack Gibbons’ face!”
Of this Gib. oblivious. I). D.
Dead drunk. Asleep. Has done his
•best and worst.
Events in Hall’s court over for
night. Quite forgotten on morrow.
Gibbons will arise. Go to work.
The court will go on as usual until
another or the same Gibbous docs it
all over again. Such is life. In
Hall’s court, Great Yarmouth. Also
elsewhere. Prentice Mulford.
“It was very thoughtless iu your
father to intrude so abruptly.”
Clara—lie is not thoughtless at all,
George. You see my elder sister lost
her breach of promise Buit by not
having an eye witness, and poor pa
had to pay the costs and lawyer’s fees
It’s coming to this: Scene in Geor
gia court room—Lawyer : It’s not ac
cording to tho evidence, your honor,
and not according to the “code.” I
challenge tho witness.
Judge—Mr. Sheriff, arrest that
man for contempt. I’ll have no fight
ing here, sir; you’ll have to go to Al
abama for that. Take him out and
bind him over to keep the peace !—
Tribute of Rome.
He—What would you do if I were
to offer to give you a kiss ?
She—See if my little brother is un
der the sofa.
Inquirer—“How docs your pro
tracted meeting prosper, pastor ?”
Parson—“Oh, very well. There’s
a great awakening at the close of ev
New England and the South.
For the greater part of the past half *
century the New Englanders have
concernd themselves in the afiairs of
the south more, if possible, than with
the affairs of their own section. The
political, social and industrial regen
eration of the south was long the fa
vorite theme of the Concord philoso
phers. Harvard professors and the
rest of the superlatively correct people
whose ancestors came over in the
Mayflower. But the wheel of fortune
has revolved and the south is found on
top, and calmly discussing the regen
eration of New England. Unfortu
nately, the Sumners, Wilsons and Gar
risons were not spared to witness the
outcome ot their teachings as to
the right status of the black race.
Wendell Phillips, before his death,
saw the hand-writing on the wall. In
one of his last speeches he said: “The
hand-writing is so plain on the wall
that no one but a fool need mistake it.
New England is doomed just as sure
as natural laws will produce fixed re
sults. New England has no soil worth
mentioning, and her wealth has been
derived from her manufactures.
These are gradually leaving her, and
eventually they will all go; some to the
west, the most to the south, where
the advantages of profitable manufac
turing are all located.”
The changes predicted by Mr. Phil
lips had commenced in his day. The
virgin soil of the west, commencing
when “York State” was the west, has
depleted New England of her most
enterprising young men, who have left
their native hills, cold, stony and ster
ile, to revert to a state of nature. It
is estimated that in Vermont not less
than twenty thousand acres of culti-
vatable land are now abandoned, and
the same process is going on in the
the Swedes particularly in view. Such
efforts will avail nothing until all the
valuable lands of the west are taken
up. Then persons in search of cheap
lands may be expected to be satisfied
even with the abandoded farms of Ver
mont. We hear of no efforts to in
duce immigration from the south. If
inducements were held out to the rest
less negroes of North Corolina they
might fill the bill to a T- They know
yery well that in New England they
would be among their “best friends,”
and the "best friends,” if they are wil
ling to do all that they exhort the
southerners to do, will concede to the
negroes all the privileges they do to
foreign immigrants. We would like
to see certain ideas put into practical
test by their originators.
While this outflow of native popula
tion has been going on, there has also
been a large inflow of foreign immi
gration from Europe and Canada.
This has been induced by the manu
facturing enterprises which have been
so largely introduced and devoloped
in New England. Foreign immigra
tion has been so great that to-day
more than one-hall of the lotal popu
lation ot these states is found to be ot
foreign nativity. Where formerly
Roman Catholics were treated with
the utmost intolerance, this sect is the
the most flourishing of all. Their
churches are conspicuous in every
town where formerly Calvinism reign
ed supreme, and all other sects were
regarded with holy horror. More
than this, athesism is more prevalent in
some of the New England states than
in any other, and ‘general morality, at
least in the manufacturing towns, is at
a low ebb. Shades of Cotton Mather
and John Edwards, what a change
has been wrought in a few brief de
cades! Puritanism is disappearing,
the Yankee is being absorbed by the
great west, the industrial supremacy
of New England is being transferred
to the south. What a subject for
moralists, and especially for moralists
of the south.—Times-Union, Jackson
I wouldn’t marry you for 820,000.
He—But I have 850,000.
She—O, well, that’s different.
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