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Hon. I. A. Wilson, prominent low
yer of Alubmun, is dyad.
Ten or fifteen miles of truck havo
been laid on the Extesion.
Mrs. Henry McKinney, of Griffin,
died very suddenly.
Griffin News reports damage from
the recent freeze, to shmic trees $1,0.10,
and fruit trees $23,000, in thnt section.
Co’. CVc h ;ts bought the Griffin and
Carrollton rai’road, and will gn direct
to R >ns from Carrollton, and not from
Tin* creditors of A. C. A R. F. Wy*
ly of Atlanta, at a recent meeting, ar*
ranged to settle for 30 cents in the dol
lar, and it is thought the terms will be
Ben Hill announces that he fears
that another surgical operation will
have to be performed on bis tongue.
A lumnhas formed near the old wound.
It is contradicted that Col. Cole has
retired from railroad business. He has
just been re-elected president of the
new system of railroads.
It is Mi-.] that Georgia will be entitled
to ten congressmen instead of nine,
tlie number it now has. It will proba
bly be one of the next legislature to
re-district tbo stale.
Another big fire occured in Atlanta,
on Monday evening of lust week on
Whitehall street, between Hunter and
Mitebel streets. Four or five stores
and their contents were destroyed.
Lost to property is estimated at $l5O-,
000. Insurance $95,000.
Scoville appeals to the American peo
ple for money to aid him in proceed
ing with the (initeau case, and to em
ply additional council. He claims
that it has already cost him $300,000,
and that his business b.as suffered from
the want of bis attention, and if he
docs not get some assistance bo will bo
compelled to drop tbo case and look
after tha interest of his family.
At a recent meeting of the City Coun
cil of Macon, they tendered the Cin
cinnati & Georgia E. R., Company,
ground on tbo commons ol Macon, free
of charge, upon wh'di to erect their
machine shops. It would be nothing
more than Atlanta deserves if they
loose the good will of this company.
Our people are looking forward wit
much anxiety for the time when they
will have direct communication with
Atlanta's market, and a kind of gloom
was cast over their anticipations when
the action of the authorities of Atlanta
and the suspension of work on the Ex
tension was made known. But if At
lanta don't want our trade, let them
stave off the railroad, and we will seek
other markets to do our hundreds and
thusaud* "( dollars worth of trading—
Macon, Rome and Griffin, when they
they build Brown's road for him.
The work now progressing at Hell
Gate covers about nine a res, which is
honey-combed with galleries tunneled
in the r ck nndbrthe sea and crossing
each other with the regularity of city
streets. It will take nearly two years to
complete the excavations pre
paratory to the gt’and explosion by
which the shoal of rock covering these
acres of Hell Gate channel is tv> he
blown into fragments. The value of
vessels passing through the trouble
some channel is $ 1,03d,1KK) daily.
Asa usual thing we do not attach
much importance to the saying of un
named “prominent politicians”—the
prominent politicians and his sayings
arc generally the airy creations of the
correspondents who are so fond of
quoting them. One of these prominent
politicians has l>oon talking to the At
lanta corespondent of the St. Louis
Globe Democrat in regard to Georgia
politics and politicians, and told him
that at'.he end of his present term in
the senate Joe Brown would be retired.
Well, the people of Georgia can well
afford to spare Joseph from the senate
there are scores of better democrats
with Clean records that the people had
rather have there than Mr. Brown,
llis attemot to boss the Georgia de
mocracy in the Inst campaign came
near tearing the party in talers, and
should he attempt to dictate to the de
mocracy again, he and his dependant*
will he “retired” in so unceremonious
a manner that they will not soon w ish
tocome before the peopleagain. Mr,
Brown crawled into 111 senate through
a hole, ami, if re porta he true, he is try
ing to pull the hole iu after him—
Ben Hill may make mistakes, hut
all Georgia will rebel when Brown and
Colquitt undertake to displace him to
farther their own scheme;'.—Griffin
HOW IS IT NOW ?
The Purchaie of lie CirroFiton Railroad
A few days ago a special dispatch
'to this paper Atlanta stated that
Col. Cine has bought the Griffin and
Carrollton road and would build it
through to Rome, using this route to
Brunswick instead of going to Atlanta.
XVccould get no farther information on
the subject until! last night, when we
met a gentleman just from Atlanta
who said that it is generally understood
that this purchase had been made. He
got las information from an officer of
the W. A A. road. This same officer
said that Cole would build the Macon
and Brunswick road on to Atlanta, as
the law authorizing its sale demanded,
but instead of building from Atlanta,
to Rome, he would run fro u Monti
cello, a point between Macon and At
lanta, to Griffin and Carrollton onto
Rome. The road beteen Griffin and
Carrollton is now in operation, and the
line between Oraiffin’and Monticello is
graded allmost the entire length. Our
informant, who aeenied thouroughly
posted, went on to remark this route
via Griffin would greatly shorten the
route from the West to the seaboard,
and ns part of it was nllready finished
and in operation and another part gra
ded, the entire line could be finished up
at a much earlier date than the line by
Atlanta, and a route many miles shor
ter would be obtained.
It is rumored that the Ritchmond
A Danville railroad, which is building
the Georgia Pacific, has bought from
the Colo syndicate all the property ex
cepting enough upon which to build a
depot for the Macon A Brunswick, re
cently bought by it in Atlanta. The
Cole syndicate paid SIBO,OOO for this
property. The Richmond A Danville
has also paid back ta Cole the amount
his people expended on the first 18
miles this side of Atlanta on the Geor
gia Pacific. It waj intended at the apt
set that both new roads would use the
same track those 18 mile ß .
“In this'dayan 1 time, when gigantic
schemes aro concocted in one day, and
the execution thereof begun the next,
it is impossible to and ivine what great
moves will bo made on tho Southern
railroad chess hoard within the next
The Flood in llml>iiiiii.
At Gainesville every flat boat and
skiff are in use savoing the people and
their effects. Cabins, with fowls per
ched on their tops, have been seon
floating down stream.
Mr. Good son of Gainsville, who
farms in Green lost SOOO in stock & 160
sheep were drownep.
Capt. Dew lost two mules aud prob
ably other property.
The saddest of all is the loss ofllfe
four t fivo negroes reported drowned.
Boat load after boat load of pm r no
groos many of them lost their all glad
tooscape with their lives. Others saved
a low provisions and clothing. One wo
man saved her children and one ham
aud a peck of potatoes. A steamboat
passed to day and persons on it said
thero were cries for help all through
the woods as they passed. One family
was seen on top of the house and the
boat tried to reach them but could not
One woman was drowned by the skiff
turning over. The steamer reported
four men drowned at Warsaw, which
place is under water. Dr. Groves parlor
has two feet of water in it. Mr. Uoob
son lost 1500 sheep.
The floods as far as we can learn are
widespread and destructive of a vasl
amount of property and a number of
At a rough estimate we would suppose
the loss of Pickens county cannot he
less than twenty-five thousand dollars
Hundreds of mules, shoep, hogs, and
large quantities of corn and foddor are
At .Goose pond, near Fairfield a fami
ly of negroes found themselves encircle
by the water for two miles around.
Four little children were put up in the
loft of the house, while the older ones
went after help, when they returned
they found the little ones had dropped
off and were drowded.
The Spans Ishmalite says: “The
wine tanner is now preparing t< raise
tiia own provisions, knowing iliat oth
erwise he will nev r he able to con
trol liis own cotton croh, a">l that
others w ill reap all the profits ot his
Walton County Vidette: Mr.Boh
Miller ot this countv, owns a goat
w hicli has two perfectly developed
tails. One is in its proper position
and I 'cation, and the other is between
its horns, on til top of its head Cer
tainly a cure oily.
The Perry Home Journal says:
“False prtdi is the stumbling block in
the way ot many tanners >ii Houston
He who ran a ten mule farm sev
eral years ago is actually ashamed to
come down to two mules, even w hen
he knows that two is all lie is able to
The grading for the new building
tor insan negroes, at Mi ledgeville,
s about completed, and brick laying
will so.,n tie put uuder way by the
The M"nroe Advertiser states that
it is report and that the worms are eat
ing up the wheat and oata. Great
Imvoc is being mad 0 , mid unes. a
cold spell coiqi-s soon the loss will be
Senator Hill has ha Ia seoond op
eisti ti pt-riotmed on Ins longue for
cancer. T-e operation, which took
place 111 Philadelphia yesterday, was
eniiieiy snccesstus and the senator is
pi enounced by the surgucu to be do
fox'* Idea* of A Xew Par* j
LaGrange, Gi, -lannary It 1882.!
Edit or Dougi n viile Star: My D*-ar ;
Sir: Your valued favor has just keen
rec-ive ami shall he frankly answered.
I’ll not lie a candidate for any demo
cratic nomination. If, as I believe, the
independent party, bound by no pre
text to the democrats and hound by
no subterfuge to republicans—goes to
the country against both—seeking
support from all citizens an the pro>
gressive principles outlined in the
public prime, my judgement and my
energies will be enlisted in its cause;
convinced, as I am, tint neither dem
ocracy republicanism can ever be
made the instrument of the people's
fraternity and Welfare—and believing
that the independent movein-ut may
be encouraged into a party of national
proportions, after tho usual lapse of
time for such a growth, and Hoping
that if it becomes a geneial party,
progressive patriots’ north arid south,
may meet in it aid with it drive sec
tionalism and corruption out of leder
al politics. If this can be made its
high destiny, the movement dea.-rves
the prayers of every American Chris
tiau and the efforts of every American
Of course such a movement never
comes from the leaders of o and parties.
Such movements always have hum
b!e beginnings because they bring
from the people. The practical men
America are trying to get tog.-th
er—lin y will want some agent, with
out precedent, distasteful to any, Borne
party w'lbout a past, on which to
concentrate and through which to fnt
ward their views. If ih s movement
is not made the vehicle of thi-ir f
-forts, some other in much the Haute
shape will naturally he originated. I
see no reason for waiting for another,
anil go into this proposing to east
what little influence I have toward
moulding it to that patriotic aim.
It is with pain tl a' I can sec the
campaign opened with denunciation
It i.s bui a feeble step ttpwa din char
iiy, nay even in well balanced inte *
ligenoe. to be able to differ ami n-<t
damn. It is evil enough >n govern'
merits bv the few and tor Die lew
when imputations of infamy not ovei
public questions—obsoruring ad iva
sonitig illuminating nothing, but in a
govervment by the people and to:
the people it ought never to be sig
nally condemned. There is no reason
why the opinions ot all the pi > p e
about their own affars should not lie
respect fully considered, and there is
no man in Georgia, and no set of
men in Georgia, divinely framed, that
difference from him or them is any
mark ot any sort ol infamy.
Let me advert to one more thing
An eminent citizens, eminent lor vir
tues and eminent lor ial uls, has pro
posed to this pan.y as pail ot -i pro
gressive public policy, t 1 •nt ua*n of
these times shall be put in charge ot
some of liie affairs ot these uni s,
young men, not one inhered by me
luggage ot pa-t issues. Iho on! lea
ders have pronounced it proioumi
southern policy to have o.d issues
buried ami old pas-ions allay'd, > 1 1h
out ever dr anting that those on
isstti sand passions are eni'odud n
themselves and >hen eat ears ainl in
the old political formation and
their fee ids the lea lei's hay
.•in--u inhered 'lie party and the
pa'iy encumber, and tin leaders and
both lyivn failed to drive sectional -mi
out beo.use both turn sin I the ei emy
wittwplausible proof adroitly used
how.-Vi r lalse the conclusion, lliui the
people ot the south, not a unit before
our war but so idified by the war,
still cling to the dangerous dogmas
and follow 'he bulth-heaien ad
cotlncil-f'lh and lead I’s ol die old re
gime. The policy staled proposes
an unincumbered party and unineuin
be ed leaders, to forward otiv desti
nies. It is p aiu that there is
reasoning tor the policy and how
is that reasoning inel ? Out of
lepecl lo the yong men ol Georgia it
not tor the propounder, it might be
met. if met it ean be, by count, r rea
soiling, li is met by denouncing it as
a“hybred,” with nil the covertin-inua
non contained in ll.e word aud i- a
graceful return lord-voted adherence
ihi.itlgh constant fiascos and tidhlui
fighting under wavering generals li
llio young men of Georgia will go . n
masse into this new itioveui. nt,
thev can control it to noole
ends lor their country and ill
turnre 1 Lei each one pause! Let each
one ask himself is it not a solemn
duiy he owes to hi* people They
like no courage—they iiee.t nothing
but. the ecu viol ion that ii ’a wise and
patriotic. It they do ties, what is
dubbed as a “hybrib’’ redouud to
great good They will not lose as
much for thetr people as has been
lost. The old h adership has not left
enough in tln oountrv on which tho.e
who follow can possibly bankrupt as
largely as they.
In response to youi king enquiries
regarding my personal a-ptrat ions,
you know well that I stia I shirk no
responsibility. It f tends an co
worker* think it be-i tor me to make
a race-why iny glove is in 'he lisis.
It it's thought best tor me to work
in the ranks, why then I can and wilt
wroi k. I aiu looking too tar -bead
to care a grest deal about any office
now—looking at ptipbo <>’jflcts luuo .
more important, even to me, than my
humblxi individual tale. As yet I've
consulted with no public inan, no
party man ot a.iy party, this leu. i
will strike no more surpii-e in any
one than iu th- leaders ot the inde
pendent party. I write it as one of
the people—having come to Hits con
clusions almost against my will—hut
exercising a nlatu right aud fearless
of all assaults.
Your enquiries, so kindly expressed,
have been fully answered. 1 make
this an opou letter. Ever yours tru
ly, A. H. Cox.
It s rumoird Hi Atlanta that Judge
Ge'ige H lly. r cont> rnpfates resign
ing a* Judge of the Supreme Court.
He ft*s been one of the best judges
in the State, fearless and consui -H
--tious. lie will lie a great loss to th*
judiciary of the State A number ol
applicants are awaiting his shoes, but
tew can till them.
Georgia polities are very peculiar.
One d;iy Senator Brown writes a letter
and says be i* a Democrat, snd the
t ext day ex-Governor Bullock is in
terviewed and c aims Senator Brown
as a Republican. —Post Appeal
Perry Home Journal: ‘ On h st Fri
day Cephas Killett, a colored citizen
of Petty, ate t wrfily-five oranges at
one sitting, th- time c nsttmed while
disposing ot the oranges being about
an hour and halt. The feat us* un
dertaken nt tne instance oftwo young
no n, who wagered $1 each for an.l
against the ability ot the negro to
eat the oranges. Marceflug Thornton
may now prepare to quail, as the fact
is estab islied that he does not pos
sess the only stomach in Georgia that
does not regard quantity when being
Rome Courier: Will Elliott says
on tiis trip down the river when the
water had bucked over t tie h,w land,
he saw a woman near Bogan’s ferry
standing on a gait post with one end
being attached to her husband, who
was engaged in diving for turnips,
lie would go down am! upon find.ng
a good b>rgc one would jerk the rop.t
and the wile would haul him in to
shore. For fear this statement may
be doubled we give ibe name of the
author as above.
Under the headof“ Initiated,” the
BarnesviHt- Gazette says: “We learn
that a gentleman in RarnesviHe in
itiated a colored man as a servant last
week. The negro was instruo ed as
our ol the first orders to m ike n fire
to tin* gran- iu the parlor. He aimed
himself witli fuel and proceeded t<>
the parlor. At er thoroughly ex min
ing the room torn lire- p:i ce in which
to raise the fire lie discovered the
open apace in the organ occupied by
the peddles, as tne on y thing n-s-m
--blingn fire-place. He fixed in the
fuel and was about to introduce the
fii , when the gen Irtnan who gave
t to- order for the lire happened io
calk : t ttn- parlor. We will not
iell wha en uej.’’
HOLD ! STOP THERE!
Arriving at the New Rock Store,
A. Me. WATKINS & Son.,
WR invite the attention of the pooole ofHutts county, to our gencrai stock of goods, which we
are offering at prices that will warrant them to trade with us.
CTTJH T LISO-VEIN",
Ladies shoes at SI,OO worth $1,50; Childrens shoes at*6o cents, worth 75 certs and a dollar.
Boots a lid Shoes,
Men’s boots atS-,36, worth 53,00; brogans at $1,25, worth $1,40.
Ladie’s D J ess Goods.
AI paean and worsteds at prices never before known in Jackson. Shawls at 50 cents, worth 75
cents aud SI,OO.
Such as shirting, sheeting, bleaching, prints unu checks, at bottom prices.
Ribbons, laces, trimmings, fci<! gloves, silk ties, ladies collars and cuffs, combs, buttons, thimblo®,
needles and threat!, and many other things too numerous to mention.
Jeans ol the Best Quality.
Shirts, collars, cuds, cravat*, suspenders, half hose, etc.
Good coffee 6 pounds, cheap at 5 pounds to the dollar. Sugar at 10 pounds to the dollar. Ba
con, flour, lard, syrup, molasses, twh, etc., lamps* looking glasses, snuft, tobacco, blacking, ink
Glassware, woooden ware, buckets, etc. .... n „ ,
Our good are new and fresh, und we will sell them to<ou at railroad prices. Call and sec us
before going elsewhere.
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It is warranted five years and is the easiest
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J. I>. & T. I". SMITH,
AY liolesale and Retail Dvales,
3s, Broad Street: Georgia.
According to the Monleiuinin VVeek
ly, one bight last week a party at
the residence of Mr. Hodges, al
Turkey Greek, ended in a Moody
tragedy. Mr. VV. E. Wilder and
others while intoxicated went to the
party. Mr Hodges requested tiiem
not to interfere with the young peo
ple in their enjoyments. This in
censed tiie party, and calling Mr.
Hrnlges out, they cut him op terribly,
a Blade of a knife being broken off in
his temple. The bi st of medical aid
was summoned, but to no avail, as
Mr. Hodges died last Thursday.
From wiiat can he gathered the de
ceased was perfectly innocent aud Ilia
murder was cold flooded the only
excuse the mnrderets having to give
was that they were drunk,
Griffin News: A f-w nights ago
Mr. J 11. Logan, Sr., beard some
cr.e in his smoke house, and liurryinir
thitherward, saw a man niak'ng off
with a load of me it on his shoulder
Mr. Logan let him has e a load < f
buckshot ft otu a shotgun, and heard
the thief cry, ‘ Oli ! lordy !’’ If ho
was hurt be left nothing to show it
but the above words. We also learn
that some t ime ago some rascal en
tered the smokehouse of Mr Buntyn,
some tour miles east of Griffin, arid
took off several hogs that had just
been killed, all the meat Mr. Buntyn
had lor the winter. Still arotherease
comes from ti e place of Oapt. M. L.
Bates, who had the misfortune to lose
in a similar manu< r a fine lot of pork
some time ago. Hog stealing seems
to be a lucrative business.
Atlanta Post-Appeal; In the cane
of the state vs- The Southwestern
railroad a verdict was rendered late
Saturday evening in favor of the State
for $17,644,90. This case was a soit
for taxes during the year IBl4and 18-
75. Certain branches of the road
claimed to be exemp from taxation
under the terms of their charter,
Sparta Ishrraelite: The arrival f
Western corn and meat, up to this
time, indicates that this year’s sched
ule is to be pretty much the same as
hat if last year. The farmers wi. 1
never cease to lie involved until they
raise their own supplies. It is impos
sible for a 1 cotton farmers to become
prosperous Bankruptcy must tol'ovv
adherence to old methods.
The Atlanta grain elevator is coins
pleted. It cost $33,0u0
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