is looking up!
tThe President is still improving!
The Legislature is still jogging along!
£TP Peaches ami watermelons are a drag
on the market.
[ IpOnc jury case for the next Justice’s
Court in this District.
UPOtir Athenian friends have been enjoy
ing Commencement this week.
UP No place is so cool and inviting to the
town loafer as a store counter.
JiPScc advertisement of Mr. Sam Weir,
lie will let you have a bargain.
HPWhy don’t the nimble flea see the
necessity for a summer jaunt from these
IlPLast Monday was Justice’s Court day
for this District. Several eases were con
runaway match between two of our
colored residents was frustrated last Satur
CTPMcssrs. Cronic and Roberts have just
finished building White's bridge, on the Mul
UPTlic Uuion Meeting at Zion church will
embrace the second Sunday in August, com
mencing Friday before.
tFWo notice that there is a marked in
crease in the number of colored children who
attend school in this place.
Smith & Shields thrashed 715
bushels of wheat for the llosch brothers in
one day. This takes the cake.
UPThe humble blackberry did its duty
nobly, ami is now, with but little noise, depart
ing into the realms of the past.
IjF' Our Baptist brethren of the Academy
are preparing for a big meeting at that place
on the sth Sunday in this month.
[pMarried, on Sunday, the 17th instant,
by ’Squire Sims, Mr. L. C. Bailey and Miss
Addic MoNeal, all of this county.
t PLast Sabbath some of our colored urch
ins made a raid on Jim Randolph’s peach
orchard, and got a thrashing for it.
□PJ. L. Elder. C. W. Finch, G. R. Duke,
LaFayette Gillcland and F. L. Pendergrass
have been drawn as jurors for the next term
of our Justice’s Court.
LP’We can well understand why land is
not worth more in this county—it is not sold
in small enough quantities. Chop it up into
town lots, if you want to open your eyes.
[ i' When you hear them sa} r that they have
stopped work on the Jefferson end of the rail
road, you just give in the lie, and refer to us.
We will give you a few facts about this road
in a short time.
UPJim Randolph has secured the contract
for building anew dwelling for Mrs. Mary
E. Long, to be completed this fall. The
house will be a handsome two-story structure,
somewhat semilar to Mr. Randolph’s new
[ PThc Athens Presbytery will hold its
next meeting at Jefferson, commencing the
last day of August, and including the first
►Sunday in September. The opening sermon
will be preached by the Rev. C. W. Lane,
D. I)., the retiring Moderator, at 7| o’clock
Wednesday evening, August 31st.
UPWc gather from the threshers the fact
that the oat crop is short. From the best in
formation we can obtain, this results from
two causes, viz: a hard and late winter, and
the shortage in the supply of horse feed,
which necessitated the feeding of the most of
the oat crop just as soon as it was ready.
i P Last Monday evening Judge Bell con
sented for Bacon to be removed from jail and
set at liberty, provided his friends would take
care of him. lie was turned over to Mr.
Garrison, who carried him home, and got
along very will with him until the next day,
when he became troublesome to others and
so unruly that Mr. Garrison could do nothing
with him, so he decided to bring him back to
Jefferson, which he did Tuesday evening, and
had him locked up again.
S PTlierc is a great deal of complaint
about the condition of our public roads. We
have had occasion in the last two weeks to
test some of them, and we must say that they
arc in a ragged condition—all cut up and
worn with ruts; and they have been in this
condition for the last year, repeated workings
to the contrary i otwithstanding. We would
also suggest that the overhanging limbs and
dead trees he removed, as they are a nui
sance as well as extremely dangerous. An
instance occurred not two weeks ago, show
ing the danger that travelers are exposed to
in this particular. Mr. Venable was travel
ing along the road to Nicholson, when a wind
storm came up, and a dead tree fell across
the road within two feet of the back of his
buggy, and had it not. been that his horse
jumped at the sound of the falling tree, mov
ing the buggy just enough to miss tho tree,
it would have killed or maimed him for life.
Our Next Governor.
Mu. Editor :—As some suggestions as to
who is a proper person for our next Governor
have been made, I know of no one who would
be more acceptable to the people of Jackson
county than our able Speaker of the House.
Hon. A. O. Bacon. Col. Bacon is a man of
good, common, practical sense, has the con
fidence and respect of the people of Georgia,
and, if elected, would make a good Governor.
He graduated with honor at old Franklin
College just before the commencement of the
war; has been for a number of years Speaker
of the House, is a lawyer of ability, and I am
satisfied, if chosen as chief Executive of
Georgia, would fill the position with credit to
himself, and leave nothing in his power
undone which would tend to advance the
material interests of Georgia. R.
LAUR A CITY ON A ROOM!
Wilev Bush’s Bonanza--U Lays Mrs. Bush’s
Worm Medicine in the Shade---Up
land Worth Three Hundred
Dollars per Acre.
On last Wednesday we went over to Jug
Tavern, to see how town lots in the “hub”
of the Universe would sell, as it was the day
appointed for Wiley Bush to sell out the
town lots in the new city that he had laid off,
and which is to be the terminus of the Gaines
ville, Jeircrson, Athens, Jug Tavern, Monroe,
Covington & Great Southern Railroad.
We found quite a crowd of the intelligent,
well-to-do citizens of Jackson, Walton and
Gwinnett counties had assembled to do hon
or to the occasion and see what would be
done to the old place that had been familiar
to them in its present state since their child
hood days. Great was their surmises and
conjectures ; some looked upon the scheme
as one of Wiley Bush's big wind schemes ;
some had faith, yet doubted : while a few
took the whole matter in as an actual reality,
and had come with the express purpose to
invest their hard-earned dollars in lots, doubt
ing not but what they would reach fabulous
prices in a few short months.
Jug Tavern (to be known in the future as
Laura City) is located on the dividing ridge
between the waters of the Oconee river in
this county and the Apalachee in Walton
county, and was a cross roads tavern in olden
times, with a country store attached, which,
with the adjoining land, was owned by one
man. Some years ago this property was
bought by Mr. W. 11. Bush, of Oglethorpe
count}', wdio has been living there ever since.
Within the last three years the place has been
greatly improved, and is growing daily into
importance as a trading point for the sur
rounding country. It now boasts of three
good stores and twelve or fourteen handsome
new residences, and a thickly settled neigh
borhood. This is its material and actual de
velopment, which is in itself a matter to be
proud of by the enterprising and energetic
citizens of the place. As to the prospects
for its future development, you should just
hear one of its citizens turn loose upon the
subject, and you would soon imagine that
there were a half dozen Alladin lamps, with
their attending Genii, awaiting the command
to go to work on the town, and if you should
happen to interview Wiley Bush, lie will, af
ter a few ejaculations, make you admit that
you see before you a second metropolis of the
new world in the prime of its glory.
The new town has been laid off into squares
and parallel streets, and the blocks cut up
into lots suitable for business houses and
some for residences. Tho streets are wide,
and have been named after prominent citi
zens of the place, such as Kelly, Jackson,
Candler, Ilcdwine, Bush, &c. We regret to
note that the principle business street, which
also forms the present road to Jefferson, has
been called Broad Street, instead of naming
it after their county town, which would have
been much more appropriate and encouraging,
as well as a delicate compliment to a strug
gling sister embryonic city that is also aspi
ring to fame and empire.
Topographically, Laura City has the ad
vantage of most new cities, the whole sur
rounding country is level, with a gentle slope,
just enough to make the necessary drainage,
and the altitude is considerably above the
surrounding country, and for a suitable place
to locate a sanitarium Tea Ridge, will far sur
pass the celebrated Sand Hills of Augusta.
Before the sale oflots commenced, Colonel
Red wine, of G ainesville, was requested to
make a statement in regard to the prospec
tive railroad from the city to Gainesville.
This gentleman we found to he also of a
rather sanguine temperament, due, no doubt,
to his frequent association of late with the
inhabitants of Laura City. The Colonel pre
mised by saying that he felt as confident that
the road would be completed this wilder as
he was that any thing in course of human
events would succeed. He then said that the
men in charge were competent and had the
means to complete the road, and that they
would commence laying iron by the 15th of
September, and that the iron would be put
down as fast as the road bed was ready for
it, and that it was contemplated to drive the
last spike at about the time the last shovelful
of dirt was moved ; that there was over two
miles now graded, and that there were at
least fifty or seventy five hands at work, and
that several more squads would be at work in
a few days; that, in his opinion, the road
would be finished as soon as it was possible
to complete a work of such magnitude, and
that he had implicit faith in its early comple
After this the Sheriff of Walton county,
Mr. Ivey, (and by the way, Walker, of the
Walton County News , told us that he had
been Sheriff longer than any other man in
Georgia) made known the terms of the sale,
which was credit, with note, payable first of
October. Then tiie crowd was invited to step
out to the lots and do tlioir bidding. The
following is a memorandum of the lots sold,
size, price and name of purchaser-:
BLOCK NO. 1.
Lot No. 3 —30x100, W. 11. Goodwin $ 27 00
“ 5—30x100, “ “ 25 00
“ 1—25x100, B. S. Walker 30 00
‘ k 3—25x100, Dr. Ilowe 3S 00
“ 4—25x100, J. M. Jackson 40 00
BLOCK NO. 1.
Lot No. S—32xloo, John Carter 8 40 50
“ 7—32x78, Thomas Avery, 40 50
44 1—28x70x49, Z. F. Jackson 102 00
“ 9 —32x100. John Carter 3S 00
• BLOCK NO. 5.
Lot No. 6—25x100. J. M. Saunders 8 41 00
“ 5—23x100, T. C. Hardigree 44 00
“ 0—25x100, Thomas J. Moore 50 00
BLOCK NO. 4.
Lot No. 2—25x100, J. M. Tucker.... 8 30 00
3—25x100. It. S. D. Lanier 32 00
41 4—25x100, Moses Dillard... 35 50
44 G—2sxloo, J. II Bradingtiehl: 32 00
“ s—2sxloo, 11. S. D. Lanier 50 00
BLOCK no. -2.
hot No. S —2sxloo, J. E. Redwine $ 30 00
“ 7—25x100, “ “ 32 00
“ 5—25x100, 0. L. Moore 38 00
“ 4—25x100, W. P. Smith 33 00
“ 3-25x100, W. 11. llill 41 00
“ 2—25x100, “ “ 45 00
BLOCK NO. 4.
Lot No. 0—25x100, W. S. Carter 8 25 00
“ 10—25x100, u u 2G 00
BLOCK NO. C—RESIDENCE LOTS.
Lot No. I—looxloo, Jas. DeLaperriere....s 35 00
44 4—looxloo, “ “ .... 24 00
After the sale of this lot, Mr. Bush con
cluded that they were not bringing their value,
so he stopped the sale, deeming it advisable
to wait until another day, when people would
decide that lots in Laura City were more
It will be noticed that the lots in the busi
ness part of the town are unusually small, yet
the prices were remarkable, and there was
really no abating in the desire to invest when
the sale closed, and a great many went off
disappointed because they could not purchase
at what they thought was anything like a fair
figure. All of the lots in a block were not
sold, at least one-third being reserved by Mr.
Bush. So tlTat he will have enough to make
a handsome sum, should they continue to
increase in value. The sum total of the sales
amounted to over one thousand dollars, and
the amount of land would not cover much
over three acres. Should a tenth part of the
lots sold be improved, it will increase the
balance fifty per cent., thus making it a hand
some investment. That Jug Tavern is on a
boom cannot be denied, and the sale of last
Wednesday will mark an eventful era in its
history, independent of any railroad connec
tion. But with a railroad, its advancement
and prosperity will he greater and more
Miss Sallie Worsham returned to Maysville
Clint Roberts offers a reward for a beef that
is all hind quarter, just to please these Jeffer
son folks for once.
Col. Silman returned home from Atlanta
last Friday morning, and remained over with
his family until Sunday.
Brant Maxwell and Thomas Harrison meet
every night and three times a day to discuss
a contemplated trip to the falls.
Joe Webb and Dr. Pendergrass returned
home last Saturday, and report a good time.
Joe says that the Doctor is gone, for “ shure.”
Col. P. G. Thompson went over to Jug
Tavern last Friday, and was completely
carried away with the prospects of that place.
Miss Pearl Wilson left for her homo in
Mississippi last Monday morning, much to
the regret of her many friends and acquaint
Mr. Green R. Duke has been appointed
Deputy United States Marshal for this and
adjoining counties, with headquarters at
Col. Thompson requests us to inform that
wicked Harmony Grove corrcspondentofours
that in the future he will confine his practice
to our city and surburbs.
Albert Lamar arrived in town last Friday
evening, after an absence lasting through
several months. We are glad to know that
lie is in good health, &c.
Rev. Mr. Anderson, Presiding Elder for this
District, was in town last Friday, on his way
to attend the Quarterly Meeting atEbenezcr
last Saturday and Sunday.
Col. William Goss, of Harmony Grove,
spent last Monday with us. He is dancing
attendance upon our Justice’s Court. Wc
are glad to state that he is as jovial as ever.
Sunday School Celebration.
The annual celebration of the Jackson
County Sunday School Association will take
place at Wood’s Camp Ground, on Saturday
before tho fifth Sunday in July, 1881. An
essay, speech and three songs will be expect
ed from each school, and the various Super
intendents are requested to see that their
schools comply with this request.
It is requested that each school send two
delegates on the day previous to the celebra
tion, to attend the delegates meeting and as
sist in making out programme and ail other
The Executive Committee will also meet
at the same time and place.
Rev. Robert J. McGarity and Rev. Frank
S. Hudson have been chosen orators of the
day, and have accepted the same. Speeches
may be expected from other prominent gen
Delegates will please bring names of
speaker, essayist, songs, and statistics of
their respective schools.
It is earnestly desired that all the Sabbath
Schools in the county attend the celebration.
Come one, come all.
W. B. Johnson, President.
John 11. Craig, Secretary.
Tribute of Respect.
Unity Lodge, No. 3G, F. A. M m \
Jefferson, <Ja., Aug. —, issi.j
In memory of IL R. McCoy, who was horn the
IGfh day of January, 171)9, in Morgan count}’, Ga.,
and died July 10th, ISSI, in Jackson county, Ga.,
aged eighty-two years, live months and fourteen
Again arc wc called to mourn the loss of one of
our most worthy and highly esteemed brothers.
There is very satisfactory assurance given by our
beloved brother during the time he lived among
us, that he had fought the good light of faith, and
that his spirit is now triumphant over death.
In the death of our brother wc have lost one
whose deeds of kindness and charity ever adorned
his life and most beautifully and truly illustrated
the principles of Masonry. lie was ever ready to
warn a brother of approaching danger.
Brother McCoy was a quiet, unassuming gen
tleman, of great firmness and integrity, and won
the respect of all who knew him. lie* joined the
Baptist church in 1549, since which time he was
a faithful and consistent member.
Resolved, That this memorial be spread upon
the minutes of this Lodge, and a copy furnished
the Jackson llekaid for publication. and a copy
furnished the family of said deceased by the Sec
Resolved, That a blank page in the record book
of the Lodge be inscribed to the memory of broth
er McCoy, giving date and place of birth, and date
J. L. Williamson, I
11. J. Randolph, xCom.
T. 11. Ndblack, j
BY OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.
llot and dry. „
—Thermometer 102 in the shade.
—Three coffins werecarriedoutof Harmony
Grove last Sunday.
—Mr. Tommie Secaar is up and able to be
on the streets again, .’
—Chicken pies, of blackberries,
will soon pass away for a season.
—Good, cool ice lemonade, with plenty of
white sugar, was not bad medicine last week.
—The Baptist Sabbath School here has
141 members, and is in a flourishing condi
—lion. A. T. Bennett passed through our
village last Saturday, on his way homo from
—The fall term of Prof. Parker’s school
commenced last Monday with fair prospects
—Mrs. Askew, an aged lady, who lived about
three miles from this place, died suddenly
last Sabbath morning.
—Upland corn begins to show good signs
of a short crop, not only ofcorn, but the fodder
will soon be burned up.
—Mrs. G. M. Langford, of Conyers, who
lived at this place several years ago, is visit
ing her sister, Mrs. B. S. Bohannon.
—Watermelons by moonlight occasionally.
They are said to bo better about 9 or 10
o’clock at night than any other time.
—Rev. T. M. Foster, of Walton county,
will preach at Bold Springs, on the fifth Sab
bath in this month, at 11 o’clock A. M.
—Locust back shirts are not the kind to
wear when playing croquet, unless a lot of
good cream is accessible to grease our back.
—Last Sabbath was regular time for
services at the Methodist church. A large
congregation, and a good sermon was
—Prof. Parker and Master Glenn Waters,
who have been spending vacation with friends
and relatives, arrived on the down train
—We learn that the gradtng of the exten
sion of the Railroad to Clarkes
vilie will commence at New Switzerland next
—Green Strickland, col., in cleaning out a
well in our village on Wednesday morning,
was very much surprised to find a cat-fish
about 9 inches in length.
—The annual meeting of our Baptist friends
will commence next Friday. Rev. A. 11.
Boone vvill be regularly ordained a minister
of the Gospel on Friday night.
—“ I should smile,’’ and so will you, when
you buy some of Bill Goss’ fresh turnip seed,
and see what fine turnips you can grow.' At
the Post Office at Harmony Grove, Ga.
—Mr. T. J. Carr, of Maysville, is the
champion checker player of N. E. Georgia,
if you will put him in a good shade and have
his dinner and water carried to him this warm
—Messrs. Jacobs & Deadwylcr have formed
a partnership in the checker business. Office
hours, 8A.M.t07 P. M. No. 12 Black and
12 Red, any whero you can find a good shade
with plenty of cool air.
—Mr. R. C. Brooks shook himselflooso from
Harmony Grove last Friday, but leaves us
with a violin and a lot of photographic materia!,
which will be sold by our “ trick” man the
second Monday in August.
—The Broad River & Harmony Grove
railroad is looking up. The people of Madison
county are getting in earnest, and if our
citizens and Athens wi'ff lend a helping hand,
no doubt the road will be built at an early
—Mr. R. S. Cheney, our popular depot
agent, has been rusticating in Green county.
Ue gives some good accounts of the nice time
he had eating fine watermelons, when the
rest of us were lying around here fighting
gnats and flies and trying to keep cool.
—lion. Emory Spcer-and his pretty and
accomplished lady passed down on the train
last Saturday. Friend Emory was met at the
depot and congratulated by several friends,
lie slipped up on us, or he might have had to
stop over to get through shaking hands with
the wool hat boys.
—Last Friday was a splendid day to eat
peaches up at Mr. Jack Dunnahoo’s. lie has
some fine trees of the variety known as the
“Early Tillotson,” and says lie bought them
from a Jackson county nursery. This beats
the May peach trees that were bought of the
Tennessee nurseries a few years ago.
—Messrs. Crow and Hunt, with the assis
tance of two popular young men—Messrs.
I. R. Ilix and F. E. Crow—have just finished
Mr. Blaekweli’s residence, and are ready to
show the boys off again. We learn that one
of the party can make a blackberry pie look
like a half moon at about one bending of his
—Mitch Goss, the champion colored debater
in this section, in discussing the question of
“ who desserved the most credit, Columbus
for discovering America, or Washington for
defending it,” said that he did not redeem it
very unnecessary to masticate as to how much
iionor was reserved by old Columbia for
crossing the mighty deep to let men come
here and perambulate this State of Jackson
and Banks counties, and quietly took his scat
amidst great applause.
—Mr. D. D. Baugh brought down a fine
chance of nice looking melons last week, and
guaranteed them to purchasers to be ripe.
'l’hc sale of one melon took in the lot on his
guarantee, and the ripe melon has not been
found yet. Wc have heard of several parties
getting badly fooled in melons being - ripe on
account of the warm weather parching up the
vines. But Mr. B. likes a good joke on his
friends, and this time it turned on him.
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KEEP on hand best of material. Fine sewetf
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no talk from me. Give me a trial, and I will give
satisfaction. junc 10 S. M. STARK.
DAVID LANMtETH & EONS, Philadelphia, Ta.
Harmony Grove High School.
r |MIE Fall Term of this school will, open on
X MOND AY v July 18th, and will close October ’
7th. 1881, Rates of tuition the same as hereto
fore. The tuition of pupils between the ages of
< and IS will he credited by the pro rata of the
Public School Fund.
We hope that pupils will enter at the opening
of the school, that they may take afn even start
with their classes. Respectfully.
July s M. L, PARKER.