JACKSON, OA., FEJi~\ 1882.
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W. R. II lit I*. - . Editor.
Baptist ClirfcCH.—Pwtaohinj* on the Fourth
Bunda& Hjd Saturday before, in each mouth.
G. W. McMiehatl, teantor:
Min-HODißTCiTrßrH.—Frrnchinic on the Soeond
Sunday, and Saturday before, in each month.
I’rayer meeting tfVfery Wednmday night Sab
bath School at 3 p. m. each Sabbath. Young
Men's Prayer Mating every Sunday night. N.
E. Glenn. pastor.
Y. M. C.. A . meets the First Tuesday night in
each month ht Masonic Hall.
Houston county went 295 for no
A false alarm of small pox at Hamp
ton, Inst week.
Two little boys, sons of ThAd Clnrk
nml A. W. Jones, of Griffin, ran away
some three weeks ago, nnd its presumed
thfti they have gone to Florida.
The Griffin News gives nn account
of three small boys, that ran away from
Griffin Ait long ago, and got ns far ns
Hnrnesvillc. They returned with frost
bitten feet, satisfied with their expe
rience in tramping. They read of a big
dog fight to come off at Louisville, Kv.,
which they had started out to witness.
So much for rending “trash” and worth-
Tlio Telegraph and Messenger has
been wonderfully improved of late. It
brings the latest news to this section,
arriving the same day of publication.
It is, however, belated sonic times, and
has the appearance of having been
well read when it arrives. The Jack
son package should be bound in a
Owing to somo recent ordinances
passed by the City council of Atlanta,
with reference to the streets and rail
road crossings, Maj, McCracken has
issued orders to suspend work on the
Extension, between South river nnd
that city, until further orders. If the
authorities of Atlanta don't want the
road in the city, important changes
will liavo to he made to avoid that town.
We lire surprised ut Atlanta placing
hliimilling blocks in the way of this
groat enterprise, that would tend to
cripple and retard the progress of the
road. The people of Atlanta cannot af
ford iluml should not tolerate any tam
pering with the interest of this com
pany with reference to the city. The
Cincinnati A Georgia Railroad Com
pany is no small potatoe, and don’t
propose to he made an example of at
this late hour. The first thing for At
lanta to do, in this pnriiculn, is to take
steps looking to the removal of the
AVhitehall-eossing nuisance—an eye
sore to her citizens and a terror to her
viators. It is hardly plausahle that
tho authorities arc in sympathy with
tho Louisville & Nashville, in check
mating the Cincinnati & Georgia Rail
road, hut to sny the least, they seem
to be<trying to do something to retard
(JuMcau Fun ml Gnllly.
Tile jury had been out about twen
ty minutes when a recess was taken
until 5:30, and in ten minutes alter
ward the jury called to the bailill
that thev were ready w ith a verdict.
'They waited the return of Judge Cox
in their room.
All eves wore bent on tlie face of the
foreman as tie entered the courtroom
*: the head ot i lie jury. No one re
ally doubted the nature ol the verdict
as soon as it was announced that one
hud hoen reached, but speculations
had been so various, as to the way
in which the jury was to har.g that
it was hard to realise that a verdict
ol guilty lirJ been reached with so
“Gentlemen ol tbe jury, havo you
agrei and upon your verdict ?’ queried
“Wo have,’’ answered the foreman.
“What say you, is tho defendant
gudiy ir not guilty, us charged in
the indictment ?”
“Guilty of Murder.” Before the
verdict was recorded, Mr Sooville
demanded a poll ot tho jury, which
was granted and each responded,
‘•Guilty,” as his name was called As
the last man answered, Guiteau shriek
ed out, “.My blood will h“ upon
the liradol that jury don l you lorget
Judge Cox thtn turned to the jury
and satit; “Gentlemen ot the jury, 1
cannot xpress too many thanks tor
the maimer in union j t>v dis*
ehargtd jour duty. You have richly
merited the thanks of your country
men, and with thanks, gentlemen o!
the jury, 1 dismiss jou.”
From the goodeffect of light papers
that force men to pay Iheir dubts, we
are compelled to believe that ail we
need to restore confidence in trade
and bring back the cash system, is
laws that will compcll every man and
woman to pay their juft debts if it
takes everything they own in the
world. The law ought to be so plain
as to require no jury 15 minutes to
decide a case. It is a frequent oc
currence that our pad laws cause our
tax pa\ers to pay 5 1 ines the value ot
the amount it) suit to obtain a verdict
in some civil sasis. it pays better
tor a trickster to sit around our courts
and b arn how to evade paying his
debts than to stay at homo and keep
bis busiuesa going—f \Varrenton Clip
Monroe lie*’, while, and Phi! John
son and Bob Crossly coloiel, escaped
from the jail on Monday, by burning
some wood holding a stone in the
jail wall and then pushing out the
sloue Alter making an exit they
tied together some blankets and let
themselves down to tho ground.—De
Kalb County New
POLITIC* IX GEORGIA
The following as a portion of an arti
cle, special to the Globe-Democrat,
The Bourbon? pot up Judge George
11. Lester, another ring man, who had
lost an arm in the war. The armless
sleeve was waved from every stump in
the district, all the passions Of the late
war were rekindled, and the old sol
diers were begged to rally aronnd their
comrade in arms and bury beneath
their snowy ballots the “old Republi
can and renegade," as Dr. Felton was
called. But all in vain. The form of
the venerable soldier and Bourbonistic
jurist struck the ceiling, and Felton
again triumphed with a large majority.
At this time, in the Ninth District,
which adjoins theSevcnth in the north
east, a young man named Emory Speer
was fighting for Indcpendentisiu. For
fifteen years a few petty tyrants had
ruled the Ninth, and Speer, young,
bold, brillienl, eloquent ambitious, de
termined to dethrone them. lie threw
his banner to the breeze nnd the Bour
bon press at once opened upon him.
No Republican in Georgia lias ever
been more persistently fought and bit
terly denounced than was this gallant
young Independent Democrat, who
dared to lead his people in the onslnugh
upon proscription. With every paper
j in Georgia outside his District, fight-
I ing him—with eleven papers in his
district against him, and but two for
him—with twenty-one stump speakers
thundering against him behind his
hack, and all afraid to meet him face
to face—he pushed right on, and when
the ides of November rallied around,
Billups, the ringster nominee,came tip
missing, and Speer was wearing “the
crown the Bourns lost.”
I had the honor to bein (lie field du
ring that memoralilosiruggle, and have
never seen a fiercer light. No young
mail has ever braved more slander and
hate than he braved. At Nicholson he
was cursed and threatened by a drunk
en and boisterous crowd, who swore he
'sliouhl not speak, shaming them into
silence by th splendor of his scorn,
and driving the lenders from the
ground by the fire of his infective. Ho
was actually stoned while passing
through the county of Rnburn in his
buggy and would have been killed had
not the fleetness of his bores outdis
tanced the fury of the Bourbon mob.
From a poll of 22,000 votes Speer
plucked a ma jority of only 222 ; but in
JBBO, two years later, he carried the
district by storm, beating lliram I*.
Bell, the Bourbon nominee by 4,1X10
It was during the eampain of 1878
that the Alexander 11. Stephens de
nounced the Convention managers of
his district, the Eighth, ns a “eliiiuc or
tricksters and thimble riggers,” and
declared his intention of "toting his
own skillet” before the people, lie
had already entered upon his Inde
pendent enndidacy when the Conven
tion met, and knowing that it would
he worse than useless to nominate a
man to make the rare against him, it
nominated Stephens himself. This is
interesting ns showing tho first and on
ly tribute which ltoiirbonism overpaid
to Independentisin in Georgia, and
making Stephens as the onlj’ man who
ever rail as both nominee and Inde
The same tight which Indepcnentism
has made in the Seventh and Ninth
District is now being made on a grand
er scale in the State of Georgia. The
same element, that sent Speer and
Felton to Congress will revolutionize
Gaol-gin. It Ims been said that we have
no issue upon which to make the liirlit
in Georgia. Ills a great mistake. Wo
have the same issue which gave Felton
and Speer victory, to-wit: “Tho peo
ple against Ring Rule.” The last
Bourbon convention held in Georgia
broke up in a row, because tho ultra
Bourbon element in it swore that they
would nominate Alfred 11. Colquitt for
Governor or nobody. That was a death
blow to state conventions in Georgia,
and the nominee of the next one will
tile an affidavit after the court next fall
to convince the people that he was a
There can he no doubt of it—the
doom of Bourhonisin is sealed in Geor
gia. The platform of Felton calls for
a free ballot and a fair count, and the
young men of this state—the liberal
young men who have grown up since
war, and are fully in sympathy with the
new order of things—will see that tho
people get it. I had a long talk at the
Kimball yesterday with a very prom
inent politician of this Stale, who was
once a Bourbon. Helms just return
ed from a week’s visit to Washington.
He said : “I shall go with the new
movement, because I think it means
an honest State of government and
prosperity for tho people of Georgia.
Joe Brown, that iron ribbed Bourbon,
must l>e put down, or before many
years lie will own the State. He is
Senator from Georgia, president of the
State road, principal lessee of the State
convicts, contoller of the Atlanta Con
stitution, and a few weeks ago cnp'ured
the railroad commission by making
Colquitt appoint Newt. Trammell one
the commissioners, in place of Samuel
Barnett, a pure and able man, remov
ed. 1 can’t stand it. Why, sir, J< e
Brown is as much the boss of Georgia
as Cameron is in Pennsylvania. His
imver must tie broken, and it is the du
ly of all honest men, of nil p,irin, to
rally to the good cause. The people of
Ibis state can't afford to wear the
Brown collar any longer.
"Is it true, that Joe Brown asked
President Arthur to let him lead the
Lieeral movement in this State?”
“No, sir, President Author is a gen
tleman, and one reason why the peo
ple of Georgia should like him is be
cause of his hatred of Joe Brown and
his methods. President Arthur under
stands Joe Brown thoroughly, and ev
erybody at Washington knows that he
haVnt the slightest influence with the
present Administration, I predict that
when Joe Brown’s terms expires, if he
lives, the people of Georgia will put
a Libera! in his place iu the tseuate.
Ben Hill is gone and Joe Brown will
follow. Mick a pin inhere. Good ev
Executors and Administrators
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Price vs. Eddleman, case before
Diemuke to day.
birifiin, Houtlcrllo A .Madi
son IC. It.
WHaT f!f e people may expect.
Charles T. I.ngan, of the Griffin
News interviews Mr. Brown as fol
“Now, tell me, Mr. Brown,’ I said,
when a lew preliminaries had been
discussed, “just what we are to ex
peel in repaid to the bui ding ol this
road; the people have waited and
Wailed for you to make a move.’
‘•Well,’said Mr. Brown, “I’m not
the one to move, i have simply
been waiting on the people. They
know I have bought the road on a
private investment, but not a man
n'oug the route Ims ever approached
me on the mailer.’
‘ But we ceitainly expect you to
make some advance tow aids us.’
“Not. at all. It is'nt my place to
advance—it is yours. I have simply
bought the road to make money out
of, and that is exactly what I pro
pose to do. It lie people want the road
iln-y must show me some positive ev
idenc-- of it.’
“What sort of evidence do you
“Simply a guarantee that they will
back the enterprise with their tnon
“And will you guarantee the road?'
“Most assuredly- When a man
catnes up and says, “1 pledge myself
to give a thousand dollars, lie does so
with the direct understanding lhai
not a dollar of that sum is to be paid
until he sees the engines on the irack.
If that is’nt fuir then I don't know
what is. It is all I ask, and it is no
more than I expect.’
“But suppose I subscribe a thous*
and dollars to the road, do I get that
lurch stock or bonds
•(), no, Tho money the people sub
scribe is simply subsidy mmtdy, or a
voluntary contrihu’ion, for which
nothing bill lhe final belicfi’s ot lhe
road is returned. They aro to pay
that much for the privilege of the
road. I could’nt afford to take any
partners into the concern, for the
reason, as I have said, to make mon
ey on. Ii cost rno §20,000, and I’d
••crtainly not organize a stock cm •
puny of a mi lion dollars capita and
only 820,000 for my share of a ! l the
“How much do you want from the
people along the line ?
1 One hundred thousand dollars
With this amount guaramei-d 1 c.-m
board tho train for New York, and
float the bonds of the road on that
basis within a week’s time. Yon see
l must have something solid on
which lo float the bonds. One hun
dred thousand dollars from the peo
pie along the GO miles of road w ill
accomplish that purpose. Now will
they donate it ? When ever they do
I stand ready to build and equip the
entire road ’
“How much will it cost to build
and "quip the line V
“One million dollars, jo round imm
ders, from Griffin to Madifon. But
ihat is neither In-re nor there T own
ihe road ; I bought it to make money
outot, and if the people w ant it, they
most aid me in tho manner I have
asked. They have already sunk con
siderable, I know, but l do not. pro
pose to have them sink another dol
lar If a citizen id Griffin or Madi
son he-ieves [and I know it will] that
property will increase ; 'hat the city
will grow from tHe magnificent re
sults the road will bring about in the
way cf low, through heights, then
let him come up and say, “Here, I
waul the road, and will give you a
tnousaud dollars to bilng it here,’
This is all there is to it, and more
couldn’t be said in a month. It'your
people want the road, let them under
stand that they can get it on the ea
py terms I propose I want cither
lands or money.’
“Would you sell your investment
at a reasonable profit ?’
“That dtpends on tho size ot the
profit. I can sell it out to Mr, Wad
ley any day I desire.’
“But ill you do it!’
“No sir. Mr. Wadley could not
buy it for any sum—lie could not buy
it at all, and nothing oould make me
sell it to him. I want your people to
enjoy ihe benefits of the road, and
now they know how to get at that
part of the matter. I have siuddied
the section well and know that it will
develop one of the best sections ot
the State. In fact, no such section
as tiiis road will psss through, re
mains in Gi orgU untapped by a line
ot railroad. 'I he line really ougli to
lie extended to Columbus fiotn Grit
tin and Irvin Madison to At liens. It
would prove ot incalculable hn- fit
to 'hat section, a richer one th n
which does not exist in the entire
Stale The Cole roads are now n
settled certainty and jour people will
never gel another such an oppoitun a
to lilt yourselves out ot the mud us
this. In three years Griffin would be
a difl.-ieut town altogether, mark
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Burt Catching leaves lor Macon
There has been eight failures at
Hampton in the past few months,
says .be Griffin Sun :
J. M. Hawkins & Cos. were the
first to fail, with liabilities amounts
ing to about twelve thousand dollars.
They afterwards settle their indebt
edness at ixiy cents on the dollar.
D. B Bivins, who has been la busi
ness there several years, w as the s <•
ond o:i the list, and he failed for the
large sum ot fifteen thousand dollars.
An assignment was made to Mr.
George Sebaßer, ami is being elosjd
out for the benefit of the creditors by
M. It. B. Evans, an enterpri
sing young merchant who came from
South Georgia ami opened business
in the town about two years ago, was
the third to succumb, his liabilities
amounting to twelve thousand dol
lars. This stock took a course similar
the above, and is being sold out
A. Glaser was the iomth to go,
but it is thought bis assets will al
most cover bis liabilities, Ire tailing
for only five to six thousand dollar-.
Then Mr. Dorsett followed, with
liabilities tor twelve thousand, and
his stock was sold under mortgage to
Messrs. Campbell <fc Dorsett.
Mr. L. L. Whittle was only
about six months in business, and lie
tailed or about five thousand dollars,
lie made an assignment to Mr. A’ L.
Adams, and it is though’, fie will he
ab eto pay fifty cents on llie dollar.
B. K. Tucker was the seventh
to fail, makieg an assignment loE. J
lteag.n. who will cos up the biiM
hess in the interests of tim creditors.
His |.abilities amount to eight thou
Mr. \V. S. Brooks was closed on
Friday, and lie is the last on the list,
lie made an aisignmcnt to Mr. John
Morris, an l his liabilities will reach
Iroin lour t-> five thousand dollars.
Our informant gave it as his opin
i n thul inability to collect nnlstand
ing debts, and the merchants wete
nnlortuniie in the selection ot men
to Sell to, was the cause of the trou
bles Thus attown has la leit a vie
tim to the murderous system of the
crediting business, and we hope it
will teach tanners and merchants a
lesson that will piofit them in the
The remaining business houses
doing business in Hampton am not
effected by tho failures, as they have
HOLD S STOP THERE!
Arriving at the New Rock Store,
A. Me. WATKINS & Son.,
W E invite the uttfmn,.. of the people of Butts county, to ottr general stock of goo*l.<, which we
arc o fibrins: ut price** that will warrant them to trade with us.
iXTT fcT jlaXtS JJ-EDlsr,
Luilics shoes at SI,OO worth $1,50; Childrens shoesfttjOO cents, worth 75 cci.to luul a dollar.
Boots and Shoos,
Men’s boots at $2,35, worth $3,00; brogans at $1,23, worth 31,40.
Ladie’s Dress Goods.
Alpneas am! worsted* ot prices never before known in Jackson. Shawls at 50 cents, worth 75
cents and SI,OO.
Such as BhirtinK, slireiinjr, bleaching, print* and checks, at bottom prices.
Ribbons, laces, trlmialngs. kid gloves, silk tics, ladies eollnra anil cu(&, combe, buttons, thimbles,
needles amt thread, and many other things too numerous to mention.
Jeans ot the Best Quality.
Shirts, collars, ciifti, -uvnts. suspenders, half hose, etc.
Good coflee f. pound* cheap at pound* to the dollar. 9a gar at 10 pounds to the dollar. Ba
i-on. flour, lard, tyru* Ah. etc., lamps, looking glassee, snuff, tobacco, blacking, ink
Glassware, wooodes ware, buckets, etc. - .
Our good are new sad freak, and we will sell thsm to*< oh at railroad prices- Call and see us
before going elsewhera.
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dime business on cash principles of
are ne.v farmers.
The liabilities of the several firms
that have failed amounts to about
seventy five thousand dollars that
have already come to light.
Willie, the .Hurdere* of
About three weeks ago Sheriff Peter
Burke received a postal card descri
bing White minutely. Yesterday
mottling while Mr. Bnke was in
bis store, ou the corner ol Dauphin
and commerce streets, be noticed a
sin-anger coining up from the steam
boat Mary, which arrived the night
before He watched him and was
satisfied that he was the man that
was wanted in Georgia. He saw
him go into J. A. I’e. Ornellas’
store and walked in alter him, but
not seeing him, asked which way the
gentleman went who had just c-mein.
Mr. De- Orrellas said he was hack
by the fire, and Mr. Burke walked
in and said, “Good morning, Mr.
White.’’ The stranger looked up
and said, “flow- do you now my
name is White?” Mr. Burke then
said be was the sheriff of Mobile
county, and he bad such information
as made him sure that his name was
White. lie also told him to give up
his weapons and go with him to llie
sheriff's office, where, if he could
show fie was not Janies F. A lute, he
would be released. Then Wniteptil
led out his revolver and Jiik-knite
and banded them to Mr. Burke,
who started with him for the court
lonise. On tho way While said,
“Well, if you had not stopped me, my
home was Cuba.” In the sheriff’s
office he voluntarily stated that I e
shot Bose through the head, and an
affidavit was immed lately made out
and a warrant issued for his arrest.
He was taken before Judge MoCairon
and formally remanded to await a
requisition as a fugitive from justice,
lie dec'ined to -be interviewed by
White d>d not board the Mary at
Montgomery, bnt came down to
Washington, where he engaged cabin
passage under the name of Hayes,
He did not remain in the cabin at all,
but passed his time in the eDgineroom,
—Mobile [Ala] Register,
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