—Paris is rapidly adopting tiro electric
light, even in Its present crude stage of
development. Twenty large establish
ments in the city are highly illuminated
on the new system, and the boulevards
are dazzling to an uncomfortable degree.
—The wealthy publisher and proprietor
of the Philadelphia Ledger, Geo. W.
Childs, A. M., has purchased a fine piece
of land of some fifty-seven acres, near
Bryn Mawr, on the line of the Pennsyl
vania railroad, and will erect a country
seat upon it.
—Mrs. Kate Chase Sprague is living
this summer at Edgewood, just beyond
the environs of Washington, an old time
country place left her by her farher. She
has three little daughters with her,- the
only son, Willie, being with Gov. Sprague
in Rhode island. '
—Kansas will probably be the banner
State in gaining members of Congress
under the new apportionment. Her pop
ulation it almost one million, and she
will get seven representatives in place of
the three that she has now. Probably all
of them will be Republicans.
—Count d’Orsay, who possessed a
charming wit, in remarking on a beauty
speck on the cheek of Lady Sbntbampton,
compared it to a gem on a rose leaf. “The
compliment is far fetched,” observed her
ladyship. “How can that be,” remarked
the Count, “when it Is made on the spot?”
—The present Pope feels acutely his
lack of means, and has done all he can
to reduce expenses. The Vatican itself
must be a dreadful incubus. To keep 300
staircases and 18,000 rooms merely from
going to pieces requires a large revenue.
Imagine what it would be to ha veto main
tain 600 furnished city houses of 20
—General Sherman positively declines
to furnish, for publication, copies of the
letters written by lam in December, 1S76,
to which the letter of General Hancock,
recently made public through the World,
was a reply. It is thought that this refusal
is in response to frantic appeals from Gar
field, who declares that he is disgusted
With that sort of business and that he has
got enough of it.
—Dora Young, a favorite daughter of
the late Brigham Young, is in Chicago.
She Is described as a particularly attrac
tive and handsome woman, with a beau
tiful complexion and golden hair. She
dresses fashionably and in good taste.
She has considerable property, secured
from her father’s estate by a successful
suit at law, and intends to enjoy it. Two
years ago she was a zealous Mormon, but
now she abominates the system and has
forsaken her old home and friends.
—The Empress Eugenie’s return to
England was welcomed in a kindly fash
ion. Princess Beatrice boarded the steam
er off Yarmouth from the yacht Albertaf
and remained with the Empress until they
reached Southampton. A British knight
presented a bouquet to Eugenie accompa
nied by some extremely poor verses writ-
ten by his daughter; and the ex-Erapress
in a very pretty and graceful fashion
thanked for their courtesy all the steam
ship officials who had attended her upon
—A leading officer in one of the courts
was charged with never going to bed sober.
Ol course he indignantly denied the soft
impeachment; and he gave the particulars
of a particular night in proof. We quote
his own words: Soon after I got in bed,
my wife said, “Why, husband, what’s the
matter with you ? You act so strangely.”
“There is nothing the matter with me,”
said I; “nothing,” said I. “I’m sure
there is,” said she; “you don’t act natural
at all. Shan’t I get up and get something
for you?” And she got up, lighted the
candle, and came to the bedside to look
at me, shading the light with one band.
“I knew there was something wrong about
you,” said she. “Why, you are sober?”
Jonathan Edwards.—The Boston
Traveller says Prof. Park, of Andover
Theological Seminary, announces for the
■October number of the Bibliotheca Sacra,
a series of articles respecting the religious
opinions of Jonathan Edwards, including
Borne hitherto unpublished essays by Ed
wards himself. The statement that these
essays are likely to change the estimate of
his religious opinions, as suggested by
Charles Dudley Warner and Dr. Oliver
Wendell Holmes, is said to be untrue.
Prof. Park says that the forthcoming man
uscripts will give very little comfort to the
progressives in theology.
—Russia is continuing her military ltd
naval preparation, but the danger of an
immediate outbreak of war with China
has been averted. There now seems
every probability that negotiations will be
resumed regarding the Kuldja difficulty.
The Pekin Govemmeut has proclaimed
its anxiety to preserve peace, and the Mar
quis Tseng has been ordered to resume
negotiations at St. Petersburg; but in Rus
sia there is a notion that negotiations
would be more hopeful if carried on at
Pekin, though this can hardly be insisted
upon until it becomes a rock in the way
—In a speech made by Mr. Pendleton
at Cincinnati recently, he said: “Mr.
Jefferson, eighty years ago, defined a Dem
ocrat as one who maintains equal and ex
act justice to all men; the support, of the
State governments in all their rights; the
preservation of the general government in
Its whole constitutional vigor; a jealous
care of the right of election by the peo
ple ; absolute acquiescence in the decis
ions of the majority; the supremacy of
the civil overthemilitaryauthority; econ
omy in the public expense; the honest
payment of our debts and the sacred pre
servation of the public faith; freedom of
religion; freedom of the press; freedom
of the person under-the protection of the
habeas corpus, and trials by juries impar
tially selected.” This is the very portrait
Of Hancock. He is the incarnation of
the supremacy of the civil overthemilita
ry authority. He is the embodiment of
the definition of civil liberty.
—“For the campaign which is now wax
ing hot,” says the Globe-Democrat, “the
one question, the vital question, is the
bloody-shirt question.” That is all tlpft
remains of the ooce great aud national
The Truth in a HutahelL
We do not say that ail Democrats are
repudiators, but all repudiators are Demo
A vile calumny. But if granted, for ar
gument sake, the answer could be readi
ly found in the fact that the Republicans
who have had the “underhold” for twen
ty years do all the stealing by virtue of
oppressive legislation, and the resistance
to their viUlanies yclept “repudiation,” is
only done for self-preservation, which is
♦•the first law of natu®.” Proof—the bis-
otj of the Georgia bogus bonds. j
Preserve the Democratic Party.
When the average Georgia -Democrat I
Ocmulgee Fanner’s Fair.
» | One of the most delightful days of the
_ __ . . . •Trn.ypippt.inn for goveritbr and State year was spent on yesterday by the writer,
reads that a committee^ the minority of ■ congressmen and -legisla- at the fair given by that wide awake and-
tlie late Georgia convention have tendered i XJ CQmes off Qn the fir j, t -Wednesday in | energetic Farmer’s Club, at their beauty
ttelr nomination for : Governor to Dr - o clober , tlie Cth. The canvass will be a
W. H. Felton, the so-called independent ^ bufc fn)m M jn(]ications ltwlll
representative iirCongress from'the sev
enth district, he will, put-on his thinking
cap. Felton is the boltrnjfCongressman—
holding his position in defiance of the or
ganized Democracy oi his district. His
labors are all directed to breaking down
the organization, authority andlnfluence
of the Democratic party in his district.
The fight on his part is adroit, incessant
and, so far, successful, within bis jurisdic
tion. The invitation, (whatever might
have been intended by the cogumUoe^-
Moming Herald, published at Halifax,
Ruvtr'Scotia. These papers read very
much like papers published in a free
country. The following is a specimen:
Senator Roscoe Gonkling and General
was practically to extend his destructive
operations to all the districts and counties
of the State, and make a final end-of the
party, wherever it exists in Georgia. You
have certainly put it under foot in the
seventh district. Do the same every
where else in Georgia.
Perhaps the committee may say (and
with truth) that they did not really mean
so much as this, but whether they in
tended it or not, that would have been
the real significance of Felton’s candidacy
had he accepted the nomination. It
would have practically inaugurated
throughout the State the anti-Demo-
cratic war which Felton carries on in his
district, and for which he finds justifica
tion in the fact that the party refuses to
nominate him for Cdngress.
The same ideas and tactics introduced in
to the Stale will be fatal to the Democrat
ic organization in Georgia, and leave ev
ery momentous interest of this great State
at the mercy of a miserable and demoral
izing scramble among the most ignorant
class ot our voting population. Can any
intelligent and patriotic Georgian reflect
upon such a situation without alarm?
It rests wholly upon the in'elligent,
conservative and virtuous population to
maintain equitable taxation, public faith,
education, public justice and all the be
nign institutions of good government;
and the only organized and effective ex
pression of this sound public opinion is in
the Democratic party. Break that down
—let every candidate run who wants
an office, and every office becomes in
point of fact the reward of the most suc
cessful canvassing among the rabble.
Do the intelligent people of Georgia want
such a government? If not, let them
stand by the regular Democratic organiz
ation. He who fights it scatters fire
brands, though he may mean no move
than to secure bis own election, or avenge
Furthermore, the death of the Demo
cratic organization in this State woufd be
only the precursor of its ruin in the coun
try at large, and the perpetuity of all the
unnumbered abuses and disorders which
we hope to remedy in the national gov
ernment. These can be redressed only
by an organization as extensive and mi
nute as the range of government itself—
reaching from the family circle to tjre cap
ital—an organization the growth of gener
ations, and the more sacred in the eyes of
freemen, because it is a voluntary and in
dividual tribute to the common welfare.
It would be the height of folly to sup
pose that such an organization can carry
on its vast affairs with entire acceptability
to every one of its millions of memhers.
Many hopes and anticipations of prefer
ment must be disappointed. Many cases
of what is felt as personal injustice must
occur; and yet the great organization must
be maintained or we must all lose the
main security of justice aud good govern
We in Georgia know that the Demo
cratic party, with all its faults, has saved
the State from financial ruin—redeemed
its credit and re-established order and ac-
countability. Is it to be believed that
sensible and virtuous men will now, on
any mere question of candidates, permit
this party to be stripped of its power and
prestige and become the ridicule and sport
of the ignorant and vicious ? Will not
Democrats, one and all, come up now, in
this time of peril, and say this shall not
be done ? We will adhere to our organi
zation and put down all efforts to distract
and ruin it?
Let iu Save Peace.
If the minority of the convention, who
first courted the support of the prince of
independents, Parson Felton, and begged
him to be their standard bearer, (vide
correspondence inCartersville FrecPress),
arc really true to the land-marks of the
Democracy and intend to co-operate in the
election of onr national nominees and the
preservation of Democratic local govern
ment, they will make haste to ignore the
action of that junta which has called upon
ex-Senator Norwood to lead the forlorn
hope of the disoiganizers. Why not sub
mit to the will of the majority, especially
as it is now definitely known that two-
thirds of the convention really weie
favorable to the nomination of Governor
Yesterday a Lester delegate from Lib
erty county called at this office, and sol
emnly declared that when Hon. Clifford
Anderson and Ins associates voted on the
third ballot under Mr. Walsh’s resolution
for Gov. Colquitt, had the ballot been
reopened, enough changoa would have
been made to give the requisite two-thirds
for the present incumbent. Moreover, he
distinctly stated that he and eight others
were at that time ready to vote for Col
quitt, hut weie deterred from doing so by
the taunts and harsh bearing of one of the-
As the count stands, however, the de
fection of near half of the Bibb delegates,
the four representatives of Harris county
and the two from Screven, in the last
hoars of the convention, left Governor
Colquitt short only six and f'wo-thirds
votes of a two-thirds nomination. The
writer knews personally of others who
stood ready to bridge the gap, had the
question been held in abeyance a little
In view of these salient facts, we do
earnestly appeal to our minority friends,
ere they cast loose from their old moorings,
to "pause and reflect.”' No good, but
much evil will be the outcome of the
movement. Possibly, it may result in the
election of one or more Radical members
to Congress,-and perhaps two score negro
legislators. Is this desirable? And
should not a minority at this juncture, es
pecially, when there is so much at stake,
be willing to yield to the pronounced will,
overwhelmingly expressed, of their fellow-
We hope, and would fain believe, that
be a bitter one. It will extend a little
over seven weeks from to-day.
The presidential election comes_off on
Tuesday the 2d day of November.
We arc still Jetting a supply of paperg
-from Dr. J^P. Holmes. The last is the
Arthur, the Republican candidate for the
vice-prdBdetfc#, were very successful in
salmon fishing, in the Restigouclie. Conk-
ling caught a thirty-pounder—the largest
of the season.
Larry Gantt says that sugar cane
patches in his section of the country are
as shrivelled as an old maid’s heart—the
sweetness all “squose” out. We’ll bet
that Larry hasn’t got any maiden aunts.
The Tide Turning.—Testerday we
talked with several citizens.of Americus
en route for Chicago, to attend the great
gathering of the Knights Templar in tha
famous metropolis of the West. All
were for Colquitt, and one of their num
ber, an opulent merchant, declared out
right, that though recently a strong Har
deman man, since the convention had
spoken with such unanimity, he was now
heart and soul for the re-election of our
excellent governor. He said the voice of
the people was too palpable and promi
nent to be ignored, and he hoped the
minority would reconsider its recent ac
tion, and sinking all personal • feeling,
again fall into line with the oiganized.
Democracy of the State.
Professor L.D. Bradweix.—The
appointment of this popular and useful
citizen of Liberty county by the conven
tion as elector for the first congrcssioual
district, on the Hancock and English tick
et, was a deserved tribute to his worth
and influence. No man has done more
than lie for the recuperation and advance
ment of the seaboard since the war.
The head of a flourishing seminary, the
Bradwell Institute, editor also of that
sterling weekly, the Hinesville Gazelle,
and a big-sonled, public spirited citizen,
the people will gladly support him as the
worthy representative of our national
standard bearers in the pending cam
—Tennessee census -returns, though in
complete, indicate a considerable increase
of population since 1870. Twenty-nine
counties in middle and west Tennessee
show an increase of 129,077 in ten years,
being a little over 20 per cent. None of
the east Tennessee counties where the
percentage of increase is supposed to have
been considerably greater, have yet been
heard from. Estimating the forty-two
counties yet to be heard from at only 20
per cent, increase, the population of Ten
nessee will be about 1,500,000,an increase
nearly equal to that of Wisconsin, one of
the most prosperous agricultural and man
ufacturing Stales of the Northwest.
The ftoMlera* CrmvM.
The ladies of the Memorial Association
have had the soldiers’ graves put in good
order again, and freed from grass and
Hon. J. H. Blount.
Below we give the letter to Col. J.H.
Blount from the committee appointed by
the late congressional convention to notify
him of his nomination, and the letter of
Macon, Ga , July 28,1SS0.
Hon. Jos. H. Blount—Dear Sir: At
the recent convention which assembled
in Miliedgeville, we were appointed
committee to notify you of your nomina
tion as the candidate of the Democratic
party far election to the Forty-seventh
Congress frpm the sixth congressional
district of Georgia.
It affords us, sir, pleasure to say that
you were elected the choice of that con
vention by the unanimous ballot of every
county in your district. We feel assured
that your nomination, under such flatter
ing circumstances, will meet the hearty
and enthusiastic approval of the party
and the people you have so long and ably
represented, and as this candidacy finds
you more advanced in your political career,
the suffrages of your constituents will
prove that you have increased in their
esteem no less than you have grown In
the reputatiou which has made you more
honored throughout the nation.
With sentiments of the highest personal
regard, we remain, sir, very respectfully
your obedient sen-ants,
J. H. Griffin,
R. W. Patterson,
Messrs. O. Bower, J. II. Griffin and B.
W. Patterson, Committee—Gentlemen :
Your communication of the 28th of July,
informing me of my unanimous nomina
tion by the Miliedgeville convention, as
the candidate of the Democratic party for
the sixth congressional district, has been
received. With deference and gratitude
I accept the distinguished honor.
An attempt to discuss the issues made
before the American people, by the great
political parties dividing them, is neither
suggested by your communication,, nor
deemed appropriate in this place.
The Democratic platform declares in
favor of adhering to constitutional gov
ernment, a tariff for revenue only, subor
dination of the military to the civil power,
economy in public expenditures, and a
general and thorough reform of the civil
These propositions are, in my judg
ment, aptly directed to great public ne
cessities,-and command my approval. It
is my purpose to elaborate my views on
these and all questions of Federal cog
nizance which may seem .to deserve
it, in addresses before the people du
ring life canvass. I thank you for the
complimentary reference to my past ser
vices, and promise to contribute my whole
power to the benefit of my countrymen,
if my nomination Is ratified at the ballot
With assurances of personal esteem, I
am, gentlemen, yonr most obedient ser
vant, James H. Blount.
Back to Kansas.
While Northern and Western Republi
can prints are, for party purposes, tele
graphing about a new and increased
swarm of colored“iugitives from Louisiana
to Kansas,” the Louisiana papers arc
speaking of their return. The New Or-
ler ns Democrat says:
Through the individual efforts of Mr.
E. K. Converse, a number of negroes who
hid emigrated to Kansas under the influ
ence of the exodus fever have been re
turned to their former homes and mas
ters at Hie expense of the latter. Mr.
Converse had learned of the condition of
the eolored immigrants in Kansas acciden
tally through a friend residing there, and
found that they were very miserable aud
anxious to return home. They were in
utter destitution, however, and the mor
tality amongst them was very great.
He. managed to locate a colony of six
teen, who had left the plantation of a cor
respondent of his in Baton Rouge, for
warded the money for their passage, and
returned them safely to their homes. By
the same means lie located some others of
those poor people, and within the last
couple of days another planter received
eleven of his former hands. All of tliom
came from the neighborhood of North
Topeka, and the average cost of fare the
whole way was $13. The negroes that
returned on the latter occasion were no
tified of the payment of their fare on the
31st ultimo, and so eager were they to take
advantage of it that they left next day.” (
ful grounds in Howard district. The
grove is one of the finest in the State,
composed of majestic oaks aud pines.
The crowd numbered over six hundred.
Quite a large party from Macon were
present. Among, the more prominent of
the citizens were Col. J. H. Blount, Col.
A» Q. Bacon, Jud&eJT. J. Simmons, Col.
W- H. Sparks, Judge Ward, Capt. Mc-
Manus,- W^B.-Hill, Esq.,-Capt. Park,-
Elam Christian, Esq., and many others.
The display in field crops was excellent,
considering the season. The specimens of
cotton gave evidence of an abundant
yield. The root crop display was also
very fine.. The fruit display was limited,
in consequence of the short crop, although
there were some excellent specimens.
The ladies’ department, as is always the
case, was' well supplied and exceedingly
attractive. Everybody who remembers
the display this club made at our last
State fair, can judge very nearly of the
character of the ladies’ display. Miss Sal-
lie Bowman had some watermelon pre
serves that were elegantly carved. The
masonic emblems were well done, and
the likeness of General Hancock was
good. Mrs. Lockett had a splendid dis
play of quilts, counterpanes, socks and
crochet work, and took the special pre
mium offered by Messrs. W. & E. P.
Taylor, of Macon. Mrs. W. B. Davis took
the premlnm oflered by Rev. J. W. Burke
for the best chicken pie.
All present seemed to enjoy themselves,
and especially the young folks. It was a
day of unalloyed pleasure to all who at
Col. T. C. Howard, so well known for
his eloquence and devotion to the agricul
tural interests of Georgia, gave us an ear
nest, sensible and eloquent address. The
subjects of his address were cheap ma
nures, cheap fences and improved fann
ing implements. The lateness of the
hour prevents even a synopsis of his
speech. But everybody that knows Col.
Howard knows exactly how he would
handle such subjects. It was well re
ceived by the farmers ani&thinking por
tion of the crowd.
Colonel J. H. Blount being called out,
gave us a stirring speech, and in the
course of which he explained his position
in reference to mail contracts, or what is
better known as the “star routes.” It,
too, was well received, and so eager are
the people to hear more, that he has
promised to address them on the fourth
Saturday of tliis month.
At the close of the speech, tlfe immense
crowd was invited down to one of the
most bountifully supplied tables that has
been our fortune to see of late years, and
there was, after everybody had been
served, provisions sufficient to have fed
500 more people. Howard district can
heat the world on a dinner.
The afternoon was employed in listen
ing to the competition in speaking aud
recitation. The premiums were given by
Capt. R. E. Park. The speaking was splen
did. The first premium was awarded to
Master Jgmes T. Nesbit, jr. The premi
um was a copy of Webster’s counting
house dictionary and Cathcart’s literary
reader. The second prize consisted of
Oldham’s humorous speaker and Catli-
cart’s youth’s speaker.
The gem of the afternoon was the recita
tion of the “Bells,” by Miss Henrietta
Neshit. The rendering of this difficult
piece was admirable and wou the ap
plause of the entire audience. Captain
Park, in appreciation of tlie effort, made
the young lady a present of a copy of
Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. The
prizes were awarded by W. B. H ill, Esq.,
in a most felicitous manner. At night
fall everybody had abandoned the ground
and was homeward bound.
Award or Premiums of Oemulxec
For largest and best display of small
grains, not less than three varieties, one
bushel each, grown by exhibitor—Dr. L.
Holt, 50 pounds flour.
For largest and best display of field
peas, not less than four varieties—G. M.
Davis, 50 cents.
Best half bushel ol sweet potatoes—Dr.
L. Holt, 50 cents.
Best half bushel Irish potatoes—Dr. L.
Holt, 50 cents.
Best half dozen stalks of suguar cane—
J. K. Johnson, 50 cents.
Best bushel of wheat, any variety—J.
T. Redding, 25 pouuds flour.
Best bushel of oats—G. M. Davis, 50
Best bushel of barley—J. T. Redding,
25 pounds flour.
Largest and best collection of small
grain, one sheaf each—It. E. Park, SI.
For best display of field crops, samples
of corn and cotton—J. H. Howard, cue
For best display of field aiid garden
products by one farmer—J. W. Myrick,
one bridle, S3.
Best three acres cotton—George D.
Honorable mention of one bushel rust
Best peck tomatoes—J. W. Myrick,
Best onions, one dozen- A. T. Holt,
Best beans, one-half peck—Mrs. Baze-
more, 25 cents.
Best one-half dozen kershaws—R. E.
Park, 25 cents.
Latgest and best display of garden vege
tables, grown by exhibitor—G. M. Davis,
Largest and best display of peaches—J.
W. Myrick, 50 cents.
Largest and best display of apples—A.
T. Holt, 50 cents. .
Best collection of grapes—A. T. Holt,
Latgest and best display of pears—J.
W. Myrick, 50 cents.
Best one-half dozen watermelons—R.
E. Park, 50 cents.
Best collection of geraniums—Mattie
Bowman, 50 cents.
Best bouquet—Miss Lulu Turk, $1.
Best collection of fruits—A. T. Holt,
Best fresh butter, three pounds—Mrs.
W. B. Davis, 60 cents.
Best two hams—Mrs. W. O. Wadley,
Best five pounds lard in glass jar—
H. J. Winn, $1.00.
Bestjar fig preserves—A. T.. Holt, 50
‘Bestjar peach preserves—Mrs. W. O.
Bestjar quince preserves—Miss Sallie
Bowman, 50 cents.
Beet lightbread—Miss Georgia Lundy,’
50 pounds flour.
Best beat biscuit—Mrs. Bowman, 25
Rat soda biscuit—Mrs. W. O. Wadley,
Best pound cake—Mrs. W. O. Wadley,
Best jolly cake—Mrs. T. P. Windsor,
Beat collection cakes and bread—Mrs.
T. P. Windsor, 50 pouuds flour.
Best three pounds butter, glass-top jar—
Mrs. Bowman, pair slippers.
Best .collection jellies, pickles, jams,
etc—Miss Sallie Bowman, one parasol
Best display breads—Mrs. T. P. Wind
sor, one pair ladies’ button boots.
Best Jar pear preserves—Miss Sallie
Bowman, 50 cento.
Best apple jelly—Miss Sallie Bowman,
Best strawberry jelly—Miss Sallie Bow
man, 50\cents. '' ■>-
Best raspberry jelly—Mis3 Sallie Row-
man, 50 cents. _ •.
Best tomato catsup—Miss Sallie Bow
man, 50 cents.
Best cucumber pickles—Miss Sallie
Bowman, 50 cents.
Best display honey—J. W. Myrick, 5G
Best collection preserves, jellies, pickles,
jams, catsups, syrups and cordials—Miss
Sallie Bowman, $2.00.
Best bottle scuppernong wine—H. J.
Winn, 50 cents. J ^ [ i $
Best collection domestic wines—Mrs.
A.E . Lockett, $2.00.
Best calico dress cut madeffiy exhibitor—
Mrs. T. P. Windsor, $1.
Best patch-work quilt—Mrs. A. E.
Best home made counterpane—Mrs.
Best two pairs socks (cotton)—Mi’s. C.
Davis, 50 cents.
Best collection crochet work—Mrs. C.
R. Jewett, $1.
Largest and best collection of ladies’
handiwork, embracing needlework, em
broidery, crocheting and knitting—Miss
Georgia Lundy, $2.50.
Best home made' counterpane—Mrs.
William M. Wadley, silver pie knife.
Best display ladies’ handiwork—Miss
Georgia Lujidy, one holt Wamsutta cloth.
Best display ladies’ fancy work—Miss
Georgia Lundy, $2.50.
Best supply quilts, counterpanes, cot
ton and woolen socks and crochet work,
all homemade—Mrs. A. E. Lockett, rat
Best-i'Or 2-horse turning plow—F. P.
Best plow stock—F. P. Sims—honorable
Best cotton basket—F.phriam Locket,
Best wahoo collar—Ephraim Locket,
Best ox yoke and bows—O. T. Turk—
Best hoe handle—G. H. Davis—25
cents. T .
Best plowmau, white—Freeman Polhill
and W. B. Davis—50 cents each>
Best plowman, colored—Frank Brooks,
Best three year old colt—J. S. Taylor,
Best two year old colt—R. F. Wood-
Best year old colt—Miss Sallie How
Best display of Jersey cattle—G. M.
Best display of cattle oi other breeds—
G. M. Davis, SI.
Best brood mare with colt—Win. E.
Best milch cow—Mrs. M. D. Bowman,
Best yoke of oxen—J. K. Johnson,
Best hoar—Robert Coleman, $1.
Best sow—Robert Coleman, SI. j
Best pair of mules—Howard and
Best bull—Geoige D. Wadley, 50
Best trio Black Spanish chickens—
Geoige H. Davis, 50 cents.
Best chicken pie—Mrs. W. B. Davis,
Verstille’s Southern Coopery.
Best two-horse wagon—Collins & Winn,
Best year-old colt—W. S. Brantlv, first
Tbe Ruling Topic.
The one absorbing subject yesterday
was State politics; lawyers, docters, mer
chants and warehousemen grappled with
the theme, and wherever two or three
were gathered together there did politics
prevail. To give the opinions advanced,
statements made, and prophecies uttered
would take up the entire paper and a
cougle of supplements. And the argu
ments waxe*l warm; it was a) new situa
tion for the boys; hitherto everybody has
been pretty much on the same side in pol
itics, and there was more room for abuse
But all lias changed now. It is Demo
crat vs. Democrat, anti cut fordeal. The
clerk thinks his employer crazy to favor
Colquitt, and the employer looks upon
the clerk as an idiot to favor Norwood.
The pater familias swears he will vote
for Colquitt, and the young “hopeful”
swears he will kill the old man’s vote;
and so the matter goes. It is a new situa
tion for all, and the people get excited
ovetit; in fact, they get-mad.
People engage in the discussion inno
cently. A friend asks another to take a
drink, and while the “coolers” are being
“Well, this Norwood nomination sur
“It don’t surprise me.”
“WelTlt does me; I thought the mi
nority had more sense.”
“They couldn't have exhibited more
“They couldn’t?” and off they go into a
The worst of it is a man does not know
his friends, but, as on St. Bartholomew’s
night, is suspicious of everyone he meets.
Get outyour badges, gentlemen, so there
can be no mistake.
Fort Talley’s Grand Barbecue.
FORT Valley, August 13, 18S0,
The “grand barbecue” given by the
citizens of Fort Valley came off to-day,
There were enough meat-and bread pro
vided to supply eight or nine thousand
people. The crowd to variously estimated
at from five to six thousand people,
Politics was forbidden in the speeches.
Mr. A. C. Riley made the welcome ad
dress In behalf of the mayor, council and
citizens. Hb then introduced Dr. W. I.
Greene, who made a good speech, tracing
the history of the town down to the pres
ent, and predicting a glorious future for
our town and county.
The barbecue was eminently a success
Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves.
Macon was represented by quite »
number of her people, all of whom ex
pressed themselves enthusiastically over
the warm reception and hdspltable treat
ment received. Some Idea of the im
mense number fed on the ground, can be
gathered from the fact that nearly five
thousand pounds of meat were prepared,
and two thousand pounds of bread weie
shipped down from Macon.
After the white guests had been satis
fied, more than two thousand negroes
were fed from the tables.
When Fort Valley undertakes anything,
she is bound to carry it out regardless of
expense. : -
The Telegraph and Messenger
was represented on the grounds by its
RESISTING AS OFFICER.
Omissions In Ocinulgee Premium
The firm of Collins & Winn had on ex-
nibition at the Ocmulgee Fanners’ Club
fair, some of their excellent wagons, for
which the judges awarded them the “first
premium.” The beautiful one year old
colt of Capt. Wm. S. Brantley proudly
bore away the blue ribbon. Aiso Mrs.
Col. W. H. Sparks aud Mrs. C. ft. Jewett
had some beautiful needle work on ex-
bltion, which deserves special mention.
■scm Firemen In Hawklnavllle.
In speaking of the late contest, the Dis
Nothing occurred during the day to
mar the pleasures ot the occasion, and the
visit of the Macon firemen was highly ap
preciated by our citizens generally. We
hope that we may have occasion to meet
again at no very distant day, and that the
pleasaut relations existing between the
citizens of Macon and Hawkiusvilie may
never be disturbed. ,
- Mr. P, C.Sawyer andHisGan.
Saturday abounded in small sensations,
the first of which was tlufarrest of Mr. P.
C. Sawyer by the police.
It seems that_^Ir. Sawyer, as we learn
from the chfef of police, had paid no taxes
for several years, and it became necessary
to levy upon his property near the foot of
Cherry street. Not wishing to move the
property, .Chief Hurley carried down, yes
terday, a list of the articles levied on, to
getMr. Sawyer to sign it and an agree
ment to hold the same as agent.
lie was met before lie entered the
premises by Sawyer, who" kept him cov
ered by a carbine while he abused him
considerably. The chief then came up
town, and with two officers met Mr.
Sawyer near the postoffice, where, after
some difficulty, he was disarmed and cap
tured. Two warrants, based upon the
facts stated, were sworn out against him,
and in default of bail he was lodged in
“Landlord, this egg is cold.” ‘(Impos
sible, sir; it was laid by a very young hen,
only last spring.”
If you find it impossible to raise grass
in yonr yard, just lay it out in beds and
plant garden seed. Grass will come up
If the taking of the census had been
postponed until green apple time, in many
cases the population could have been
An editor’s summer vacation from the
toils and cares of sanctum-onious duty is
usually spent in the backyard sawing
Some persons say that if Hancock is
elected, every Southern woman will insist
upon having a diamond breastpin and a
“The topaz,” we are told, “is found in
primitive rocks in many parts of the
world;” but “topers,” in many parts of
the world, are found without the “rocks.”
Camping out in a canvas tent during
one’s vacation, is like kissing a pretty girl
at a candy scrape—you have a good time,
but you come out of it rather the worse
Mrs. Randall, of Indiana, dropped
down jdead when a fruit tree ped
dler called to see her. This, we think,
was the very best thing she could have
done under tie circumstances.
“My dear doctor, where should you rec
ommend me to go this summer?”
“Where should you like to go?”
I don’t care where, provided my hus
band isn’t there.”
The. vacant pulpit of a Waterbury
church was acceptably filled Sunday by
two grocery clerks, it being a condition of
employment in a Waterbury grocery that
the clerks have a smattering of theology.
A preacher at a Sunday-school excur
sion described heaven as an eternity of
picnics—and several young men members
of his congregation, who had lugged bas
kets weighing nearly a ton each, and
climbed high trees to put up swings, have
“Mamma,” said a little girl, “is Christ
mas’most here?” “Why, no, my dear;
why do you ask ?” “ ’Cause papa said
he expected his Santa Cruz to-morrow.
I s’pose Santa Cruz and Santa Claus are
the same, ain’t they, mamma?” Gh,
The writer put his head out of the office
window one day last week to catch a
glimpse of a runaway team. The cross
eyed newsboywho said the horses took
fright from catching a glimpse of our red
head (or hair) is a lamn diar, and we
shall never speak to him again.
The boy who tucks a dime novel and
his father’s pocketbook under his arm and
starts towards the setting sun to extermi
nate the Indians, may never live to be
President, hut he does a great deal to
wards amusing the red man and enabling
him to pass his time in his own peculiar
The following telegram was yesterday
sent to Judge R. F. Lyon, as heading the
Bibb delegation s'tting in Atlanta:
We deem any nomination by the mi
nority fraught with great danger to the
business and agricultural interests of the
Jaqces & Johnson,
Carhart & Curd,
C. H. Rogers & Co.,
S. T. Coleman,
S. S. Dunlap & Co.,
J. E. Jones,
J. H: Campbell,
Geo. T. Rogers’ Sons,
Houston’s New Cotton.
The first new cotton from Houston
county arrived in the city yesterday, in
the shape of two bales, consigned to C.
D. Anderson & Son. It was raised by
Mr. A. H. T.harpe, and shipped'by Maj
Wm. Bronson, of Perry. Let them come,
gentlemen, all hands are ready. #
The net amount of postage, accruing
to the United States frpm Macon, in 1S27-
was $1,605.12.- For the year ending July
1st, 1880, it was $22,803.81. During the
same year (I860) the money order divis
ion tosuod, and paid orders, to the amount
A FUGITIVE DARKEY.
H« ts Pursued with a Pistol.
Saturday afternoon the city in the
neighborhood of Triangular block, was
disturbed by the rapicV discharge of fire
arms, and instantly crowds began to rush
in that direction. Joying in the prospect
of a tragedy, coroner’s inquest^ and court
trials, a pencil-pusher of this paper joined
in the rush, only to find a large crowd
gazing blindlv down the dye-house alley
into nothingness. Not a form was visible
in the alley, hut-only the moment-before,
a darkey had passed that way, going at
the rate of twenty miles an homymore-or
It seems that Harvey Jones, a colored
man, had taken-the liberty of whipping a
certain woman, not his wife, and of
fended at his action, the woman s wore
out a warrant against him and placed it
in the hands Mr. Patterson, bailiff ol the
county court, to have served. Mr. Patterson
came upon his man near Jones & Cook’s
store, and attempted to arrest him, when
Harvey put off down Cotton avenue at a
high rate of speed.
’ Mr. Patterson had lost “ Kinch
Glover” in this manner a few days since,
and was still sore upon the subject; draw
ing hto pistol he fired into the ■ air and
itarted into pursuit, reaching the alley, he
empted his pistol over the fugitive’s head,
with nb effect however,except to accelerate
Harvey’s already discouraging speed
The flight for freedom was interrupted by
a policeman, Charley Matthews, we learn,
and the criminal safely landed in jail.
The officer created much excitement on
HON. CEIFFORD ANDERSON.
He Accepts the Nomination.
In response to a note addressed to him
bythto paper, Judge Clifford Anderson
last night'authorized us to announce his
acceptance of the nomination as attorney
general, tendered him by the late conven
tion. This will be gratifying news to hto
many friends in this city, and throughout
The office to not remunerative; it is by
no means equal to the income Judge An
derson receives from his practice, audit
was feared by his-friends that an accep
tance of his nomination would necessi
tate his removal to Atlanta. This will
not, we learn, be necessary, and it was
doubtless this fact which has led to hto
The nomination has received the en
dorsement of the entire State. In Atlanta,
as we learn from a gentleman who re
turned yesterday, the people. are enthusi
astic over it, calling this nomination the
redeeming act of the convention,
Hundreds or Ladles,
Who have been unable to attend to their
duties owing to periodical sicknesses, have
found Warner’s Safe Kidney and Liver-
Cure a real “friend in need.” Bein'
purely vegetable compound and contain
ing all the elements of* safety, as well as
those of power, it has become universally
popular. During the summer, especially,
it is-a certain preventive for the numerous
Kidney, Liver and Urinary troubles inci
dent to the season. All druggists sell it,
and none except those in perfect health
can afford to be without it.
Mnrsliallvllle’s First Bale.
Marshall ville; August 13, 1SS0.
Editors Telegraph and Messenger:
Marshall ville’s first bale of cotton was re
ceived to-day by our leading warehouse
man, Mr. E. B. Baldwin, and sold to C.
S. Johnson for cents per pound. ,It
wa3 brought in by Mr. M. S. Ware.
Hawkinsville, August 13,18S0.
Editors Telegraph and Messenger:
We seem to be on the eve of the dissolu
tion of the organized Democracy in Geor
gia. It can, and ought to be averted. The
Democratic executive committee of the
State, called the last convention. That
convention met and adjourned without
nominating^ a governor. Let the pres
ent State Democratic executive commit
tee take the matter under con
sideration, and call for another conven
tion. On a certain daj to be fixed by said
committee, tot the polls be opened in every
Militia district in tlieState,and every Dem-
orcat in hto own district, aud not elsewhere
vote for delegates to represent hto county
in said convention. Let the delegates,
two for each representative that each
county is entitled to, receivingXhe highest
number of votes in each of said counties,
meet in Atlanta upon a day to be designa
ted by said committee, and vote for day
man they think best qualified for the posi
tion of Governorof Georgia,and let tbernan
receiving two-tbirtto of the votes so cast,
be declared the Democratic nominee for
Governor of the Stale of Georgia.
L. C Ryan,
L. B. Jordan,
Lyon’s Patented Heel Stiffener is the
only invention that wiil make old boots
straight as new. lm
Fortify'the body against disease. This
is readily done by purifying all the fluids
of the system with Dr. Tutt’s Pills. Then
there need he no fear of epidemics, chills
aud fever, bilious attacks, rheumatism,
skin diseases, or nervous debility. Buoy
ant health and elasticity of spirits will be
the result. alO.lw.
Sallie Sprig gins, one of our rural
sisters, had her picture taken the other
day, aud the likeness was wonderful to
behold, but no remedy like Porta line, or
Tabler’s Vegetable Liver Powder has
ever been prepared. It will cure you.
Price 50c. For sale by Lamar, Rankin &
The public are constantly being invei
gled into taking a substitute, or being de
ceived mlo buying a fraud, for the reason
that dealers can buy the counterfeits at
$5 per dozen, or 42 cents per bottle, and
sell it to the consumers at $1—making an
enormous profit, which to the only object
in trying to sell a preparation in imitation,
of, or substitute for, Simmons’ Liver Reg
ulator. Nothing is known about the imi
tations—they are made by adventurers,
knowing nothing of medicines or drugs.
Buy only the genuine, it being recom
mended by the greatest and most reliable
people. Take only that which to known
to be good, and refuse substitutes, frauds
and counterfeits. jy27-Sw
A Good Hotel to Stop at.
Hotel accommodations for travelers are
of the greatest importance to persons who
have to move about the country on busi
ness or pleasure. Just where to go to
what every man wants to know when he
leaves home. The Grand Union Hotel,
opposite the Grand Central depot, New
York city, is a very popular resort, be
cause the attendance there is prompt and
satisfactory, the charges are reasonable
and the menage complete. Persons arriv
ing a or leaving New York city by: the
Grand Central depot will find the Grand
Union Hotel very convenient.—N. Y.
Protect Yonr Little One*
from Cholera Infantum, and yourself and
family from sudden attacks of Colic, Dys-
sentary, Cramps, Disrrhcc and Cholera
Morbus by keeping Parker’s Ginger Tonic
always on hand. This superb bowel cor-
also speedily cures all disorders of .the
stomach, and thousands who hare f<?r
years songht relief in vain from Dyspepsia,
Headache, Nervousness, Low 'Spirits,
Sleeplessness, Liver Disorders, Costive-
ness, Heartburn, Palpitation of the Heart,
Distress iu the Stomach, Coated Tongue,
etc., have found a most complete cure in
this comforting invigorant. Buy a fifty
cents or $1 hot le and try it. Sold by all
first-class druggists. For sale by Roland
B. Hall. augl-3m.
When you-visit or leave New York
city, top at the Grand Union Hotel, op
posite the Grand Central Depot. Euro
pean plan. Rooms reduced to $1.00 and
upwards. Restaurant unsurpassed at
moderate prices. Street cars, stages and
elevated railroad to all parts of the city
May ll.-e.o.d., 1 yr.
If. Sidney Smith, whoso genial natnre
was a well spring of pleasure to his friends,
had suffered with an inactive liver he
would have used Portaliue, or Tabler’
Vegetable Liver Powder. Price 50 ce ut
For sale by Lamar, Rankin & Lamar.
Tbe Three Graces
Are represented with perfectly developed
forms, beauty and health combined. No
decayed-toothed man or woman can be.
healthy, because digestion must be imper
fect. Use So'zodout, get healthy teeth,
good digestion and a sound body. Revive
the three Graces. lw
Jut open the door fur har, and Ur*. Wins
low will prove the Amarioan Florence Bight-
engato oi the Nonary. Of this »j are so
•ore. that we will t«*eh out “Snaj” to aay,
“A blear tog on Mr*. Win-low - ' for helping
her to ttuvive and escape the gripta*. cotiek-
iok. and teething siege MRS. WINSLOWS
SOOTHING 8XEDF relieves the child from
pain, and cores dyaeotery and dianbeea It
•often* tbe gome, redoes* it.fl«tarnation,
octree «tnd colic, cad oat rise tha infant safe
ly through the teething period. It perforata
preoiieiy what it pwfeeecs to pet for si, eve y
part of it—nothing toes. Wo bays never
tees Urn Window—knew her only tbroagh
the preparation of her * Soothing ttyrap tec
Children Teething.” If wo bad the power
we would make her, »a she ie, e physical M»
vioor to the infant raw. Bold by all drag-
gtoto. 36 cent* a bottle. land lw
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A New, Complete and mo»t Attnc'ira
Co lection of School Song*,
By L. O. EMERSON.
Send 60 Cento for Specimen Copy.
Botoe for Schools, Singing 8oboole. Choirs,
And Gospel Temperance Meetings.
Weltome Chorus. ($1). For High Schools
Tamvi? b r£; Fjr Sunday Schools:
^hioU 0 F ° r 0b0iM * Ed
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CUMe8- (SOo >
Temperance Jewels. (35o) Gospel Temper-
Temperance Light. - (12c.) “ an f, 6,0 ^) c *
OLIVER DITS0N&C0., Boston,
i .S; H ' DIT *° X * CO, 5*3 JB'dway N.Y,
lanMtf ■’ •**
This to the only Lotteiy ever voted on by
he p eople of a State, and under a late deci
sion cf the United States Supremo Court at
Washington, to tbe only Legal Lottory now
in the United States, aU other charters hav
ing been repealed ot having no existence.
A aPLRItDIU OPPORTUNITY TO
WIN A F02TDNE. IKVKNTH GRAND 318.
TKIBUTION. CLASS I. AT NBW ORLEANS,
TUESDAY. SETT. IS, 1880-124t!» Wuuthly
Louisiana State Lottery Gompanv.
Thu Institution was regularly incorporatedhy
the Legislature of the 8tate for Educational and
Charitable purpose*, in 1863, (or tho term of
twenty-five years, to which contract tin- inviola
ble faith ot ths State is pledged.wt icli pledge haa
been renewed by a,i overwoelming popular rote,
securing its franchise in the new constitution
adopted Decembor 2, 1S79, with a Capital ol
SLOOO.O00, to which it has since added a roserro
fund of *860.000. ITS GRAND SINGLE NUM
BER DRAWINGS will take place monthly on
the second Tseaday.
It never scales or postpone*. Look at tho follow
CAPITAL PRIZE *83.000.
100,000 TICKETS AT TWO DOLLARS EACH.
HALF-TICKETS, ONE DOLLAR.
LIST OF PR1ZBB.
. 1 Capital Pnzs..... 330,000
1 Capital Prize... — 10,000
. 1 Capital Prize—.. 6,000
2 Prizes of 81.SCO 0,000
6 Prize* of 1.000 ! 5,000
201 rizea of 600 10.000
100 Prizes of lbO— 10,000
200 Prize* of 59 10,000
500 Prizes cf 20 10.000
1000 Prizes of It’,.—. 10.000
2 Approximation Prise* ol *800 2,700
8 Approximation Prizes ot 200 1,800
9 Approximation Prizes of 100 003
L857 Prises, amounting to.,.....,, $110,400
W rite, clearly rtating full addxea9, for further
information, or send orders by express or in a
Registered Letter or Money Order by mail,
addressed only to. H. A. DAUPHIN.
'. New Orleans, La.
or same person at No 819 Broadway, New York.
All our Grand Extraordinary Drawings are
under the supervision and management of Gene
rali G.T. BEAUREGARD and JUBAL A. EAR
A Great Tonic.
A Sure Appetizer.
X CcmpleU Strfngtb*&tr.
A Valuable Medicine.
Net Sold u a B«v«rigc.
For Delicate Female*.
to the public for all dis
eases re<juir:r.fr a certain
and efficient TOXJLCf
especially ir. Iudigc9»
reri, FfViiift of Ap•
petite* Zo*v of
Utronffth, JLueh of
JEnerav* ^ en-
riches the blood,
strengthens the mus
cles, aud givea new life
to the nenm Tc the
aged, ladies, and chil
dren requiring recuper
ation, this valuable
remedy can not be too
It acta tike a charm
on tbe digestive organs.
A teaspoon ful before
meals will remove all
Sold by ail Druggisfc,
THEBROTN CHEMir 4r fit
LAMAE, BANKIN & LAMAR,
Wholesale Draggiair, Xenon. .
’•! Cl Medicine, not a Drink,)
r ii - r . OliTAETS ! ' ;V
HOPS, CUCHU, MANDRAKE,
And the Purest Bjlsi Kebxcax. Qu alities or
ALL OTHER BlTTZRS. r .«
•j , xa.- , DTr cxjxie
AH Diseases of C.c Stomach, Hovels, riood, liver,
ILdneys, and Urinary Organs, Nervousness, deep-
especially Female Complaints.
will bo \
SlOOO p COED.
Ill bo paid for a case they will not euro or help, or
for anything impure cr izjcriocs feuai in them.
Ash your druggist f jr —op Filters eml try them
before you sleep. Take no other.
Hor Cough CuskIs tho sweetest, ofett and boat,
The Hop Tad for Stomach, Liver and Kidney Is wpe*
rlor to all otliors. Ceres Lt absorption. Ask druggist.
D. L C. is an absolute and irrcsLtILIc cure for drunk-
euneas, hjo of opium, tobacco and narcotics:
■BBta Send for clrculi
Abort *old by Hop Hitter: M^.Co. n.riiiter, XY.
£9 absolutely odorless, and chew
It Is snowflake white.
It la saaeeptible ot the highest ant
it possesses greater strength of
. than other trade brand*.
h »* packed In Pound Parcels.
Kt costs less money than any Stai
It la sold universally in Araeri
Grocer* aud Dealers.
Its annual consumption reaches T
Kt U manufactured by Attdrtw Eton!
mt Cincinnati, Ohio, in the he:
Uw rfsstcfl cereal region «
m BRUNSWICK. N. J.
OptM Beptozaba? 15.
Twehft ikmaw nca'.ved into tha faw,i:y ami
will IsrotowAkr MrttDaU? by ths priacifaL
• &Mfrs*. MxglS dead-vrl*
An early KMMcrttoni
Homs FOR KENT.
tet'tm-mnlMwai Johsoou street, with
" *H tnresssry —thwiMtog», soed wafer, ate..
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