AMERICUS, GEORGIA, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1884.
Daily, Per Year,...$0.00
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PUBLISH l£l> BY
off ICE O.Y COTTON AVENUE.
\m.ricn. is tbs osunty seat of Sumter
G.oreia, Bi'uated ou the South-
.“ rre railroad, 71 miles southwe-t of
ulonnnd about «0 miles north cf the
JrS; line It is situated in the finest
;,Vtian of Georuis, raisiuR u urtater *ari-
trVfaiiriciiltural and boruculturalpro-
rfaets than any other part of the South,
onaibiuiiiK all the irmts. ftratn and veg- ;
ttWesof'be temperate nod 8emi-tr.tpio.il
" „ w _»beat, corn, rye, oats, rice, Irish
* j BW eet | otiitoen, ppnnuts, elm Ins.
ott-n. hU 8 ‘ r CAUe ' "PP 1 ' 8 * ] ,ert . r3 '
" cht-s, Krnpert. plains and other fruits
The climate isinildnnd fquable. and one
of tbe most healthy in the world the uir
Vinff pure and < ryimd tnostbenefisial lor
lnt'2and throat diseases. All kinds • 1
ontdoor work can be performed without
j.^nvHiience from summer be,U or
winurcold. Auwicns lias a populati m
I oftJ'H'O. is beautilully »itn“ted on high
iDtl rolling ground and Loasts of some of
tfapbaad-ouiesl business blocks in the
South. Tne city his fine public schools;
Mod churches; n lar 8 e P nbli ° library;
Sue daily, one semi-weekly nuil two
flrfklv uew^p-tpers; a new opera hons 0 ,
eouip Hely furcish**d wiiu scenery and
CKiwbleoJ s-a»in^ 1.000 persons; a well
oremized fire department, including
t*,.tine » miners; the streets are w*ll
lived, fewered and lighted; there are
two flouring mills, a c «tton seed oil mill,
riming mill and v*iri* ty works, carnage
faccrv, and a number of minor manfacto-
ries; about! wo hundred firms areengaged
to mercantile busin-s-; three banka with
on nbandmee of capital; two good
Utels tarnish good accommodations
Americas is the centre ot trade for so
cDuri'ieH couipri ing the richest auricul
tur.d section tn Georgia, the average an-
Diiilcotton receipts being 30,000 balm,
which will be largely increas-d by the
completion of tbe Preston and Lumpkin
railroad now in process of construction.
It is the largest city in Southwest Gc*'r-
itii, and lias been appropriately naimd
tb^ “Commercial Ci»p till” of that sec-
tian, aud it is rapidly g owing in popu
lation and wealth. A*; a place of bu-i-
ne-s residence it presin»s nttracti ns
<(faded by lew ci'ies in the >outh.
Pr.pertjr of all kinds is com para-ively
cheap, ulthoUih rapidly advancing in
value; the inhabitants of both city and
conn'rv nre cultivated, courteous and
bnspitilde, with a cordial welcome to ini-
niigranfu. To enterpiflung tradesmen, ju
dicious capitalists and indnsnions turn
er* this section of Georgia offers fine op-
pnriuDiug. Any information in regard
to city or country will b* cheerfully fur
nished byaddres-ing the Ameuiccs Re-
cuiiDEii. Americus, On.
FROM THE COMER!
I HAVE SOLD OUT MY STOCK OF
LIQUOHS AND SHALL DEVOTE
MY TIME AND ENEJIGIES
PRINCIPALLY TO THE
BAliXESVILLK’S BIG BLAZE.
TRADE, THEREFORE I
INVITE ALL, AND ESPECI
ALLY THE LADIES, WHO DE
SIRE TO SELECT FOR THEMSELVES
PURE AND UNADULTERATED
ARTICLES IN MY LINE TO
GIVE ME A CALL ! 1
I HAVE ADDED TO MY STORE A
TRY SOME OF THE VERY BEST
Roasted Rio Ctflee,
Friday of ernoon at 2:45
: o'clock Mayor Corput received a
; telegram from Mayor E, J. Mur-
| pltv, of Bartlesville, saying that tbe
, town was on fire and asking for
Chief Jones, of the Macon fire
department, happened to be riding
by, and Mayor Corput gave in
structions at once for It steamer
and snlllcient hose to be gotten in
readiness lor a special train if one
was granted by the railroad au
thorities. Chief Jones immediate
ly dispatched a man to each en
gine house in the city to keep tbe
members ot the uompany in tie
houses for further orders. He
then sent word to the city hall for
the lire alarm to be sounded.
Mr. Sara Huge, master of train
service of the Central railroad, was
then consulted, anti with instruc
tions from headquarters orders
were given that engine No. 14
should he steamed up and held in
The fire alarm brought out the
fire department in full numbers
out they remained at their respect
ice engine bouses awaiting orders.
The buys were somewhat curious
'o know what such a proceeding
meant, and tho citizens rushed
over the streets to look for tbe
smoke or blaze that was
the fire was beginning to get under
control. The firemen went to work,
however, and saved much property
on the west side ot Thomastou
LA 1VY1Z ltS.
C. It. McCKOUY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
1 tit MS—All cliiinm front 530 or nudor, 53:
i p r Ci-tit.; over *5< o, i-evcii
t uni*** co!lections mu made.
» • Q to f.vj0, I
Dr. 0. B. RAINES,
KURGED.V AND PHYSICIAN.
Jfltrfs his pM*cs«tonnl service*, with sn export-
net.-ot-.*0 veirs. to ihe pcoi.le of Amcrleu* 'nnd
V»c» n, vv. Oflic,-IIVt-r I).vis Jt l •»! i.wa> ** Hts.ie. Ues
DR. C. A. BROOKS,
ALBOTTON, - - - - GEORGIA
,^ i*' ‘)° Ptap’rrine, Brickwork and Hou*<"'oi:
^ Ur pairing dons. Or.isr.
noin«!y attended to. „ c mf
i *'»uld res^ectfnlly sure to the (labile that
REPAIR OLD GINS I
l “' 1 » <•»:«•»«• or Mnnl
t h . . n l ”"* t-iiJt—at tin m icifnctnri^ I know
V.-.I i''* * i . VR ***** fa ttoi. All \v,,rK- an r«n-
l uni loc* e-1 with mv t.itlier ou .laffer-on
Wi .V‘? lc,r " fOI,T * r * Oliver s »bon. Work
l®ay»6 Sim) P, A. CAM CHON.
E, ' »* L Mi'lor. C. Hornoe MeCulL
-'lonuineutal Marble Works,
XILLEU Sc McCALL, Proprietors,
*«t Corn.r of the Publio Square,
numents, Tombs, Etc., Etc.
Uis beat Italian and American Marble.
r ®» Railing for Cemetery Eaeloa-
o«Uy ** r ««, » Speclsalty.
Ch T o«h*i5."* iawM * or L c Birrelt. on
Adam. p re#t * H ow °c«npiad by A. A
1S84, ’ given Septetubei 1,
*«I^(h.H ,K °- 11 Cot “-
GROUND ON MY MILL AND
PUT UP IN AIR TIGHT TIN
CANS. YOU WILL FIND IT
WILL SAVE TIME, TROUBLE
AND MONEY TO YOU.
H. E. WATTS.
Americus, Ga., Oct. 8, 1834. tf
And Lunch Room.
Hti* is to'ln nrm my old friends and ccMomrri
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
HAM, Fisn, nim> ard MEAT SANDWICHKH
a>w»y. ou i.and A 1 a!»o ke< ji
Frrsh Ftsh ami Oysters for Nate.
1 reci-ne pion.j t.and count-
elOIlN A. TCRPIM.
Md/^c,rtuUru E. J. KN0WLT0N, Ann Arbor. Mich
Wi-iitt fifteen rounds. Adjwtb’o.
FOR PHYSICIANS ANE FAM1L1E1-
Neatest, Cheni-est, Rest.
“Clennliness U next to Godliness.”
INSURE WITH THE
Ncrwicb Union Fire Insnraccc Society
A. L. It EES, Agent,
At Hunk of Amur (cum
Is tbe Mr SI c.n‘tnict<d an*t fin
inntory. f«r l*cs^ p»»* r, than
#nr«»u r inr*>iBe tu me w>*rtd
_ snyo'ii r it
■pi let suit free. b>
FORTY MILES AWAY.
The steamer of East Macon Fire
Company No. 6 and hose reels
Nos. 3 and 5 were selected to go,
ami by 3:30 they were on board a
flat car at the delivery depot of
the Central railroad. Some delay
was caused in the departure of the
train by tho arrangement of a
hcdule so as to avoid three regu
lar Ireights and a lumber train then
on their way to Macon. The
schedule arranged, the special
train of Macon firemen, who were
.eager to lend their aid to Barnes-
ville, was placed in charge of Con
ductor Tim O’Connell, apd, with
the steady hand of Engineer
Barnes on the lever, left Maeon at
4:40. The train made the run to
Summerville iu thirteen minutes,
lint here it was stopped by three
delayed freight trains.
At this point tho north bound
Atlanta passenger train found
the firemen at; 7:35 anxio is
to go forward, and glad when it
was announced that the special
would follow the passenger. At
Forsyth a large number of people
boarded the | assenger train, many
of them having relatives aud
friends among the sufierers.
THE OIIIQIN OF THE FIRE.
Our reporler went at once to the
ruins, but owing to the confusion
and demoralization of the people,
was unable to gather much inform
There arc conflicting reports to
how the lire originated, though all
agree upon the same locality. One
report is that a hoy in smoking
cigarettes threw the stump of one
down upon a cotton bale on the
platform in the cotton yard, which
is situated a short distance from
the large brick depot, which, like
the cotton yard, Is just at the rail
road. Another report is that a
stray spark from a passing loco
motive tell upon the cotton, and a
strong south wind blowing tanned
it into a llamc. This was
T1IE STARTINU POINT,
Rnd here Hie destructive work of
the fiery element begun. There
were 243 hides in the yard, and a
large f.jrcc was put to work to roll
thccotton totlie brick depot. They
managed to save 120 bales. The
lire then ran to the large wooden
warehouse in the yard, where were
storeil 140 bales. These, as well as
}: 11 tlic building, were entirely con
Alter leaving the warehouse, the
fire was swept by the wind to the
livery stable of Chambers A Math
ews. By this time nearly every
citizen in the place and many flora
miles around were on the ground
fighting the fire. Jeff Davis Fire
Company went promptly to work,
but Mayor Murphoy saw that he
had only a pigmy with which to
grapple with a giant, and he tele
graphed to Macon and Giillin for
firemen. Macon’s response was
prompt, but circumstances pre
vented the arrival in time ol the
lire hoys. (Jrillin was also prompt,
ami as there happened to he a
through freight at the depot at the
time, it took only a few minutes
for Chief Morris to load up a fiat
car wilh Stone-wall's steamer and
the Hook and Ladder truck, and
fireman from the entire depart
ment. They arrived in Barnesville
about 4 o'clock, but at that tima
TIIE FIRE S PROGRESS.
From the livery stables tbe
flames leaped upon tbe Lyons
House, a pretty littlo hotel of fifty
rooms. The contents of the hotel
were hastily taken up and piled
in what is known ns the “square,”
which i9 a little park. All this
property wos subsequently destroy
ed. \Vilh the wind blowing strong
ly to the southward, tbo flames, as
if exulting over past victories, leap
ed high upon tbe hotel and soon a
few chimneys, smoking debris and
embers were all that was left of it.
From the hotel the fire pounced
upon two brick stores in the same
block, and from these ran nimbly
ever all that portion of Barnesville
known a9 the east side. The fire
men and citizens worked manfully
though under tbe most perplexing
difficulties. When the fire reached
the post office building, the oper.
ator of the Southern Company re
mnined at his post anxiously
awaiting some word of the coming
of aid. Then the wires grew hot
and detaching his instrument, ran
out hu-riedly and reached the
street in time to see the building
fall in. The operator of the West
ern Union, a lady, felt tho beat of
the fire in her office, which was in
a building across the street from
the fire, and fearing the result also
detached tbe instrument just as
falling wall bore the wires to the
ground. Thus communication
with the outside world was entire
ly cut off, and the suspenso of tbe
peoplo who knew not whetbef aid
was coming or not, can be im
LIST OF THE SDFEERERS.
The Ceutral railroad loses 282
bales of cotton, a long platform
and av.ouden warehouse. Wecould
get no estimate of their loss.
Clmmhers k Mathews, stables.
Loss $2,000; $750 insurance on
Lyon House, owned by John
Neal, of Atlanta, had $4,000 insur
H. H. Swatts’s building, occu
pied by Arthur Chambers as a tin
shop. Loss not known
T. O. Middlebrooks, drug store
W. B. Murphy & Co., general
merchandise, two stores. Loss 35,-
000; insured for 8,000.
H. H. Swalts, building contain
post-office, J. J. Roger's law office
and Southern Telegraph Com
pany’s office. No insurance.
J. C. l’orcb, confectionary store
just opened in above building,
saved nearly everything.
Barnesville Savings Bank, brick
building, vacant; loss and in9ur-
ancc not known.
O. S. Higgins, store and dwelt
ing. Loss $5,000; insured for
U. S. Crutcher, two furniture
stores. Loss $5,000; no insurance.
E. J. Murphy k Co., livery sta
bles. Loss $4,000; partially in
Summers & Murpliy, buggy and
carriage manufacturers and reposi
tory. Loss $20,000; partially in
sured. This house saved tbe bearse
and a lew other vehicles.
J. B. Gardner, dwelling. Loss
$1,000; no insurance.
John Ware,dwelling. Loss$750;
insured for $500.
J. F. Taylor, general merchan
dise. Loss $4,000; no insurance.
Middlehrook k Graddick, gen
cial merchandise. Loss$4,000; no
M. M. Nessbaum, dry goods.
Loss $8,000; fully insured.
T. U. Middlcbronk,confectionery
and restaurant. Los- $2,000; no
O. A. Speigle, store, dwelling
and dry goods. Loss $3,000; no
insurance. Building owned by
Young J. Allen, of China. Loss
$10,000; no ;nsurauce.
V. O. Msrshburn, dry goods.
Loss $10,000; insured for $4,000.
C. T. Tyler, confectionery. Loss
$1,000; insured for $500.
J. T. Blalock,livery stable. Loss
$2,000; no insurance.
M. M. Newman, bakery and con-
fec'ionery. Loss $700; no insu
rance. Building owned by Mrs.
'iVhitekurst. Loss $1,000; no in
Mrs. Jack West, three vacant
stores. Loss $3,000; no insurance.
Rogers k Smith, dry goods.
Loss $8,000; insured $5,000.
T. W. Cochran k Co., general
merchandise. Loss $4,000; inaured
for $1,000. Building owned by Mr.
Chambers. Loss $1,500; no insu
S. F. Mann, book (tore. Loss
$t,$00. No insura&Mi
J. C. McMIchael, Gazette office.
Loss $2,000; no insurance.
The total I099 as estimated by
Mayor Murphy and others, is be
tween $150,000 and $200,000.
now THE PEOPLE TAKE IT.
Our reporter found the citizens of
the place much discouraged, soma
of the burned establishmentshav
ing been built up by years of pa
tient toil and economy. And yet
we found many who have tbe pluck
characteristic of the town to com
mence tbe work of raising the
Phoenix on Monday. Mr. Sum
mers, of Summers k Murphy’s
large carriage shop and repository
said to some of tbe Macon firemen
“Well, boys, I’m ruined—had
$10,000 lo9s with a $2,000 insur
ance. but I’m going to your fair,
and I will bring tbe handsomest
hose and tho finest ;buggy ever
made.in tbe South.”
The scene from the car window
last night, when within a few miles
of the place, was a beautiful sight.
Tbe fire bad spent its ambition to
leap upward and was now on the
ground feeding upon whatever
morsel of debris that bad been un
touched in tbe first general on
slaught. The night being dork
lent a background to what would
have been taken as a brilliant auro
ra borealis. Tbe red light was like
a how spanning the heavens,
stretching to a considerable length
and then gradually losing itself in
Fortunately there was no loss to
life or limb. One negro was bruis
ed a little by a piece of falling
timber, but he kept at work as
though nothing had happened.
The greatcst loss to merchandise
occurred after it bad been taken
from tbe buildings. They were
carried te tbe square, but tbe
sparks that fell like a shower soon
set them on flro, and with the ex
ception of a few pieces snatched
like burning brands, all of tbe masB
Nightfall found tbe people tired
out. A steamer and some faithful
firemen remained on duty all night
to keep guard over the smoulder
The Truck Urowers.
Yesterday a delegation repre
senting the Georgia Truck Growers
Association arrived in Atlanta.
The object of their visit was to go
before the rato committee of tbe
Southern Railway and Steamship
Association, and to represent tbe
claim of tbe association Tor better
freight rates than it ha9 been
granted hitherto. The following
gentlemen composed the committee
from the association; Judge R. A.
Peoplea, of Lowndes, Chairman; D.
VV. Rountree, of Brooks; H. H.
Sandford, of Thomas; and J. T.
Scaife, of Mitchell. They were re
ceived by the rate committee, yes
terday afternoon, and made a very
stong showing in favor of lower
rates for melons.
Judge Peeples and Mr. Roun
tree spoke. They asked that 1,0(10
melons bo considered a car load
regardless of weight. They also
requested that tbe shipment of in
ferior melons be prohibited and
that all melons be shipped releas
ed. That freight be prepaid and
that a receipt bo taken by the
railroads from tbe consignee and
returned to the consignor in order
that it may be ascertained in all
cases what was placed in tbe bands
of tbe commission merchant. Tbe
speakers compared tbe value and
the freight of a car load of flour or
bacon with the value and freight
of a car of melons, and from tbe
comparison drew the conclusion
that the rates charged are indefen
sible. They said that the exper
ience of the past two years proved
that tbe truck business could not
be operated successfully unless tbe
railroads encouraged it with more
favorable rates. If it is properly
encouraged it will be the source ot
great profit, not only to the truck
tanners, but to the railroads also.
The remarks ol Judge Peeples and
Mr. Rountree were heard with
close attention by tbe committee.
Tbe general freight agents of tbe
lines leading to the melon country
appear to be taking all due interest
in the matter, and are doing what
they can to induce the favorable
changes asked in tbe present rates.
Tbe whole matter was referred to
a committee of freight agents,
which will probably report before
the first of December. The repre
sentatives of the truck association
feel very hopeful that their re-
quests will be favorably considered.
They say that there will be a great
growth Id tbe truck industry noxt
year if the railroads grant thslr
Dawson, Oct. 17—Prof. W. K.
Pilsbury, of tbe Eufaula Times and
News, arrived yesterday, and will
remain with us several dajra.
Drs. G. W. Brooks, of Cuthbert,
L. S. Graves, of Leary, and J. H.
in our city yesterday. They report
a heavy practice, but light collec
Dr. W. VV. Faruum has moved
back to tbe hotel, and is muoh bet
ter prepared to accommodate the
publio than when he occupied it
two years ago.
Mr. J. F. Bussey bas purchased
and now occupies the residence
formerly owned by Mr. R. Gccslin.
Mr. Geeslin came np yesterday,
and returned to Albany to-day.
J. A. F.
flow He Fixed It.
A young gentleman in this city
made a call at a certain house the
other evening, and was hospitably
entertained. During the evening
he said some very foolish things,
the recollection of whloli troubled
him considerably. How to get oat
of tbe mess gave him a great deal
of concern, and he applied to a
bosom friend, a young man, for
“I’ll fix that up for you all right,”
said the friend. “You keep cool,
and I’ll fix It.”
Tbo next day the indisoreet
youth met his friend, and asked
him to report progress.
“It’s all as right as a trivet, old
feller. I went up to the houBo last
night and fixed it all up. I told
the folks never to mind yon, for
you were drunk.”
And now there is a coolness be
tween those two young men which
is likely to continue.
The Macon bicyclists have ar
ranged to bold a tournament open
to all amateur wheelmen In the
South during fair week. The fol
lowing is a list of the raoes and
tbe prizes: Five mile race, prize
$100 in value; two mile race, prize
$50 in value; one mile race, prize
$25 in value; slow race, 200 yards,
prize $25 in value. The time race
will bo deoided upon at a future
meeting. Tbe entry fees will be;
Five milo $3, two mile $2.50, one
mile $2, slow $2, time $3. The
start must be made on the scratch.
All entries must bo made by Oot.
25 to the Secretary of the Macon
Banian to Bow Beach Again.
London, Oot. 16.—Australian
advices state that Hanian will row
Beach for tho ohamptonship of tbe
world on tho first Saturday in May,
1885. He will also row Clifford
for £3,000 some time in tbe next
six monthe. Both races will ocoar
on the Paramatta river.
Jefferson Davis Stonewall Jaok-
son Is the proud name of a young
Canadian who was admitted to
citizenship in a New York court
Saturday. His father was a British
sympathizer with the confederates.
A bill before the Vermont Legis
lature provides a bounty of from
50 cents to $1.50 per bushel for
grasshoppers, according to tho sea
son in which they arc killed.
A reward was lately offered in
New York for the recovery ot an
account hook written In Hebrew,
showing that the language is not
as dead as it is painted.
According to tho Samarskl Ga
zette there is living in tbe town of
Svsran, in Ruseia, an old man aged
127. Hie age ie Indubitably at
tested. He was wounded in the
battle of Borodino, and afterward
entered Paris with the allied army.
The veteran, who is still In pos
session or all his faculties, now
subsists on tho precarious charity
of his neighbors.
Two children in Mitchell county,
N. C., while passing through a long
strip of woods on Sunday, were
attacked by a large catamount, and
the younger child, aged 6, was in
stantly killed. The older sister,
aged 8, attempted to escape, but
was pursued and so terribly lacera
ted that sbe died.
To aU whs an suffering from the error,
end indiscretions of youtu, nervous
weakness, early decay loss of manhoods
Ac., I will send a ipo that will oure
you, FREE OF f BARGE. This great
remedy was discovered by s missionary
in South America. Sendaitlf-addrsaaed
envelope to fits Exv. Jos IPX T. XiUUJL
Station D, Nois York ait