W. I'~ Illltl*. - - Editor.
It is said that 11. I, Kimball is
raising money in ttie North with
which to start anew daily paper in
Every two or three weeks every fami
ly should plant it small patch of Irish
potatoes to be sure to meet the seasons
and make plenty for both man and
beast. They will peice out the last
year’s short corn crop.
It is said that Jay Gould once sold
“motive traps" tr> living. There has
heeit but a slight change in his busi
ness since then, lie now deals in‘man
The Orphan’s Home, near Macon,
received the noble contribution from
Thomasville last week o! 8250. Mr.
Thomas C. Mitchell, proprietor of
the Mitchell House, give 8100 of this
Fiiday was an unlucky day indeed.
Fatal < xplosioris wi re reported from
several pants of the country, and ns
the day died out a furious fire broke
lorih in Haverhill, Mass.
We regret to learn that oats in
vatiousdirections are dying out. The
disease is not rust, but the oats turn
black, ami fall as if from lint afreets
of frost.—Macon Tel Miss.
Senator Joseph E. Brown broke
the ire o few days sii.ee by voting
with the Republicans. Tho “coali
tionists’ now say that Joseph will be
w ith them by summer, and (hen the
people of Geoigia will all swear that
be has always been there; that the
coalitionists crawled over to him.
Covington Enterprise: Farmers,
there is no use talking, yati must
raise bread and meat this year. Al
ready there are over two million
hales of cotton leftover from the last
two crops, and no matter how short
the crop may bo you will not receive
over eight cents for your cotton.
'1 hose ate facts to be relied upon.
In a recent private letter from Se
veir county, Arkansas, the writer
says the Fiale is in an alarming con
dition, provisions high and scarce,
aud negroes threatening to break
open smoke houses and cubs if their
wants are not supplied, lie also ask
id the loan of enough money to pay
bis tax, as it was impossible to raise
the money there.
It is reported to us that of late ob
structions have been placed upon the
railroad track about one mile from the
depot, and suid obstructions came very
near wrecking a train the oilier morn
ing. Wo most earnestly hope the
guilty wretches may fie caught and
justice meted out to them. Tito mid
night assassin fades into insignificance
when compared to tho blnck-hearted
wretch who undertakes to murder in
nocent persons by throwing a train off
the track for some fancied or imagin
ary wrong done, by tho railroad author
rities. —Covington Enterprise,
Mayor J. G. Dailey yesterday af
ternoon received a telegram from the
W#yor of Cartersville, stating that
there watt a genuine and fill develop
ed ease of small-pox in Cartersville,
and that the person who has the
small-pox passed through Homo on
Wednesday, Thus it would seem we
are in great danger of this dread die
ease, and once again we urge upon
eveiy one to be vaccinated at once
Major Dailey has taken prompt ao
lion for the immediate establishment
of a pest house, in view of the in
creasiug probability of having use
of it The ease at Cartersville is the
one discovered in East Rome on
Tuesday by Mr. L. S. Wolf, and who
was prevented by Mr. Wolf from
coming into the city.
The Coroner * Jury Direct
the Arreat of CJuilty I'ar
Cheater, I’a., February 22.—The cor
oner's jury investigation ill the cause
of ilie explosion at Jackson'* tire
warka laclory, rendered a verdict
censuring the city authorities for
permitting such a dangerous business
to be cnnied oil iu a populous local
ity, and also lor not enforcing the or*
dinance in refet'ence to powder and
other explosive materials within its
limits. The jury further finds that
Professor Samuel Jackson is highly
censurable for maintaining in the
midst of a populated district, an es
tablishment, attended with all the
danger of a fireworks manufactory,
anil that Charlie Van Horn, in assur
ing the chief officer of the department
that there was no further danger af
ter the second explosion, thus lead*
ing him and other numbcra of the
lire department into further danger,
is also highly censurable, and iu view
of the above the jury recommend
that the corontr hold the said Samu
el Jackson and Charles Van Horn
lor ap| earrnce at the next teitn of the
court. Jackson and Van Horn will
be attested amediately. Delawaie
county court meets at Media on the
first Monday in March. The stock
holders of the Pennsylvania Millitary
academy decided to rebuild the acad
emy on the old site and to tempora
rily locate at Ridley Park until the
structure is completed. 1
In order to have beet success in
growing potatoes, and to secure a
healthy, vigorous growth and crop-free
from rot, says Thorburn, it is neces
sary to plant as early as the ground
cun he got ready. Select a riel) soil
and plant in rows three feet apait
and the sets one font fa the rows. To
kill the young weeds, run a light
sleol tooth harrow over the field
lengthwise of the rows; this will
allow the crop to get the start of the
weeds, besides breaking up sll lumps
and leve ling the grovttd ready for the
cultivator. If wood ashes and plaster
can he procued sow a good dressing
over the field after the potatoes are
up If a very early crop is desired it
will be necessary to sprout the pota
toes before planting. Cut the potatoes
into pieces ol any size desirable and
place in a warm, light room from
four to six weeks before required for
planting in the open ground. Out
ing this time shoots wi’l start out
strong and vigorous, so that as soon
as planted they will seod out roots
and grow much more rapidly than
those treated in the ordinary way.
Another method is to place the sets
in a hotbed two weeks before they
are wanted, and then lift carefully
and set out on fresh borso dung, so
that the heat will cause them to start
at once. If the Colorado potato bee
tle makes its appearance the vines
must be dusted wi h Paris green
mixed with about eighty parts of
plaster, or, what is better, mix the
Paris green in water, two table
spoonfuls to a pail, and apply with a
small brush or broom. Take care to
stir the mixture often, or else the
I*—;. a >.on w ill settle at the bottom.
Two or three applications during the
season will usually suffice to clear off
all the Yteelles.
Driven !WaU by Frlghf.
Youngstown, 0., February 22. A
moat remarkable ease of insanity re
sulting front a prctical joke has just
come to light in this city, but as yet
little or no publicity has been given
the matter. Living about two miles
from town is a family by the name of
Waters. They are well to do, plain
county poople, who enjoy the respect
of all their neighbors, and have a large
circle of friends and relatives,.' The
family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Wa
ters, now well advanced in years, two
fine appearing and sensible daughters,
both gaown, and one son named Henry>
who is a handsome, manly young fel
low of twenty-three, whose ploscnt
faco has mado him many friends.
Henry had,been brought upon the
farm, and his experience beyond the
limits of his home and the neighbor
ing towns has been restricted to single
visit to Cleveland at the time of the
Garfield funeral obsequies. He was
much given to reading light literature
of tho blood and thunder kind, and his
associates say ho was very supersti
tious, nml had at various times ex
pressed himself as believing in spirits
and their visioned terrors. In fact,
these strange fantasies had so worked
übon his simple nature that he always
slept with a large old-fashioned Colt’s
revolver at the head of his bed, where
lie could place his hand upon it in an
Knowing his weakness, some of the
neighborhood hoys planned, in the
best of humor, a scheme to frighten
with a make-believe ghost at mid
night's evil hour. A night was set for
the preparation of the joke, and dur
ing that afternoon ono of the young
mon carefully drew ail the bullets from
Henry’s pistol, leaving tho powder in
each cartridge undisturbed, and placed
tho weapon hack in its accustomed
place. Henry retired as usual at half
past eight and about midnight, just as
the moon was throwing a dim ray of
light across tho lloor, one of tho boys,
clad in ghostly attire, stealthily enter
ed the room and stood withoutstreach
ed arms, slowly muttering unintelligi
With an awakening tremor, Henry
convulsively grasped his revolver and
sat upright iu bed, dumb through fear.
Tiie ghost advanced a step, the tntit
terings continued, still Henry, wrought
up almost to a frenzy, drew to an aim
tho weapon lie supposed was charged
with death and stammered, “ If you
are a man, I shall kill you ; if you are
a ghost this won’t hurt you, ” and
with that the loud report ofliis pistol
startled the night’s stillness. There
was aquick m o t ion of th esh rouded a rm,
and the bullet was thrown back, stri
king the head board at Henry’s side.
This sent a cold chill through Ins
frame, hut a second time lie took de
liberate aim at the figure and fired.
Again a motion, as if catching tho
bullet, nnd it was thrown back upon
Almost paralyzed with fear, Henry
fired a third, a fourth and a fifth shot
only to have the bullets hurled back
with noiseless motion from the ghostly
figure. Then,, for a brief moment he
sat as if transfixed, gazing witn mute
bewilderment, w ien with a wild shriek
of terror, he fired the last blank car’
tridge and hurled the pistol ut the
With a tnerry laugh, the ghostly vis
itor threw off his flowing garments,
and through the door came those who
had gatherer! without to join thesport,
when, to their horror, they saw depict
ed on the face of Henry an expression
which told the sad story that their joke
had, alas! been too well played. Ris
mind could not stand the strain. lie
was a raving maniac.
The sadcst part of the story is that,
although several weeks have elapsed
since yeang Waters was frightened, he
has not shewed the least signs of le
lurning sanity ; and, while not violent,
is constantly shrieking out and point
ing to imaginary ghosts. It is a sad
story and a frightful warning to prac
tical jokes.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mrs. Ostrander, of Pike county,
Pa., died of the other day.
As no vehicle could be had lor love
or motley, her husband and the nurse
lied a rope around Ihe coffin and
dragged it to the cemetery where the
interment was made.
We have promised soon to go over
and see the-M‘ & B. extension in or
der to tell how much like a real rail
rood it looks. We are bound to tap
that road, and don’t you for get it.—
Gordon, Ga., February 20.—About
one o’clock yesterday afternoon a vi
cious cow, owned by Mr. Nelson, of
this place, entered the yard of Mr.
Weaver and gored little Aubrey, a four
years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Weaver.
The doctor was called in, and the cuts
and bruises examined. The horn had
reached nearly to tho windpipe, caus
ing a painful and serious wound. It is
much swollen to-day, and the little fel
low has great difficulty in swallowing
A Mrs. Smith, living several miles
from here, happened to the misfortune
to get a burr,front'll weed into her wind
pipe, ami all thaltlie doctors have done
so far lift* failed to relieve her. It is
thought site will die from it.
The weather berthas been so mild
that tho trees are putting out. We fear
a cold snap on account of the trees and
gardens We fear the continued warm
weather will cause sickness. Wo have
already several cases of fever.
An old negress, aged seventy years,
who Ins a broken arm,fractured thigh,
blind in both eyes, dumb, deaf, full
of scrofulous sores, with no wool on
the top of her head, nor place for the
wool to grow, knock kneed, spavined,
box-ankled, s'ab sided, and otherwise
afflicted, was recently convicted in
Polk Superior court lor the unit'd) r
of her grand child, sentenced to pen
itentiary lor life. The jury that con
victed her should fie tried for lunacy.
And Atlanta Correspondence Sa
vannah News says : General Gar 1 roll
is confident of his success in the gu
bernatorial race this year. A day <>r
two ago he said: “I am sure of an
election this year A large number of
the organized are lor me; the inilff
pendents will go solid forme." ‘‘flow
about Felton*” “Why Dr. Felton ts
my friend. lie will not ran for unv
ernor, and will give me all his influ
ence. you see Ihe doctor is anxious
to ra-eatablish himself in his own di -
trial, at. 1 will surely make the race
for congress. Congress is what he,
wants. Mark ray wo ds, 1 will be the
next governor of Georgia ”
The general certainly keeps a con
fideut exterior, and if he mak< s a vig
orous fight who will stand a belter
chance of election? lie would make a
good horest governor, too. As to
Felton’s being a candidate, it is hiti
ted that he cannot carry the colored
or republican vote, lie seems to have
done so in his district, hut a state’s
campaign is quite different lung.
At any rate, the other names ar men
tioned for the race. Anew one,
which I have not until recently heard
of, his Hon. Milton A. Candler, of
DcKald county, lie is spoken of as
accent able to lh- republicans and
oolored men, and the supporters of
Mr. Norwood would rally to him to
a man. Mr.Candler, too, is the right
Bort of a man lor governor.
Last Sunday a party of hilf*adozen
■ • en and one womtt' passed through
Buena Vista on foot. Each had a
buudle fastened to a stick and slung
< ver the shoulder, except one man,
who had a babv in a bag strapped to
bis back on tho style that Indian
squaws carry their young. The baby's
head poked out cl toe month of the
sack, and was t 1 i source considerable
merriment gazers They kpt the
centre of the road, and spoke to n >
one. Who they .re, and where they
are going is unknown.
Ilinesville Gazette: Some of our.
turpentine in- n am in great distress -
W inns are appealing in the trees ie
cntly boxed, and decay soon follow s.
Of course the supply - of gum is scan
ty, and it is filled with the dust of the
bark and thereby injured. It is sup
posed that these worms get ip the
green timber from the dead trees
prostrated by the storm, for the
greate-t havoc caused by them is in
those pans adjacent to the old farms
where the storm logs are so abund
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ffro Iteonsliiiiers Tried.
E. W, Duke, of Butts wuntv,
wws before Conimig-ioner Smith this
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A Wonderful Cae.
Some fifteen months ago a young
son of Mr. Byrd Lovett, ol Meriwetlt
er countv, was taken ill with typhoid
fever. He gradually grew worse and
finally became insensible. He rallied
again, however, but. contiuing ill at
last had his reason dethroned, and for
five months was considered non com
nos mentis. In all In- has been Hick
eighteen months, never leaving his
bed io that time. His age is about
eighteen, and his father never imag
ined he would get well, expecting
daily to see him 'be. A few weeks
ago, however, tie commenced to rally,
and without, any apparent cause, grad
ually grew brighter, mentally, and
stronger, physically, until now he
promises to get well entirely. Before
his late itnprov- his weight was
only GO pounds; now he weighs 120
His mind is perfectly clear and he has
been sitting up some Altogether
this is one of th- in >-! marvelous cases
of sickness on record.— Grittij Daily
A gentlman told its a few days ago
that he got in debt when selling cot
ton oven at seventeen cents per pound
and continued to get deeper and
deeper in debt until he concluded to
devote >iis attention to something
else. He began to plant small grain
crops and in two yens was out oi
debt. He is now one of the most in
dependent citiz'ti in Macrn county
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Boots and Shoes,
Men's boots at $-,35, worth $3,00; hroguns at $1,25, worth $1,40.
Ladie’s Dress Goods,
Alpacas and worsted at prices never before known in Jackson. Shawls at 50 cents, worth 75
cents and SI,OO.
Such as shirting, sheeting, bleaching, prints and checks, at bottom prices.
Ribbons, laces, trimmings, kid gloves, silk tits, ladies collars and cuffs, combs, buttons, thimbles,
needles and thread, and many other things too numerous to mention.
Jeans of the Best Quality.
Shirts, collars, cuffs, cravats, suspenders, half hose, etc.
Good coffee 0 pounds, cheap at 5 pounds to the dollar. Sugar at 10 pounds to the dollar. Ba
con, flour, lard, syrup, molasses, fish, etc., lamps, looking glasses, snuff, tobacco, blacking, ink
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Rather an affecting incident occur’
red at the White House ystetday,
F’lrnt Jubilee Singers, who are filling
an engagement at the Congregation
al Church, called by appointment ac
cotflpanied by Rev. Dr. lfankin, lor
the purpose of paying their respects
to President Arthur. The latter receiv
ed them in the Biue Parlor, and alter
introductions were over, the visitors
sang. “Safe in the Anns of Jesus’’
with thrilling affect, and such pathos,
in fact that the President was actually
moved to tears, and be turned his
bead away at first to hide them. As
the rich melody of the grand old
hymn rang through the apartments,
however the President could no long
er conceal his (motion, and drying
his eyes with his handkerchief, he
thanked the singers heartily, de
claring frankly that he had never
been so touched before. Astir© little
band of singers and their escort turn
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kin said to a bystander: ‘I shall always
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Columbus Ti tufts: On Sunday
night Mr. Bascom Everett, who lives
in the surburbs of Lumpkin, known
as Scotlsboro, was shot while eating
his supper, surrounded by bis fami y.
Tlte charge, which was squirrel shot,
took effect on the right side of his
face and head, and for a time it was
thought the wound was a fatal one.
The shot was fired through the door
by someone in the yatd. A portion
of the shot lodged in the door lacing,
but for which the five year old son of
Mr. Everett, who was sitting by bis
side, would have been killed Tlte
supposed perpetrator of this dastard
ly deed is a negro by the name of
Silas Ball, the husband of a negro wo
man who lias been cooking for Mr.
Everett for some time and whom he
had arrested last Thursday for steal
ing. The woman had been released,
bit' slut has again been apprehend* and,
and the county is being scoured for
Silas, for whom we hardly think a
return to Lumpkin at this time
would be healthy. A letter from
Lttmgkin written Monday night re
pot Is Mr. Everett is doing very well.
Atlanta is still exercised on the
small-pox question. Everybody from
Cartersville puts themselves under
llietffarge of the police as soon as
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