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Jno.H. HODGES, Editor and Publisher
Perry, Thursday, March 6.
The nest prohibition election in
Pulaski county will be held on the
It may be that the alliancemen
of Georgia will be practically solid
when they express ikeir choice for
governor in a way that will count.
The Georgia Southern and
Florida railroad will carry milita
ry men, in companies, to and from
the Jacksonville drill forgone cent
a mile for the round trip.
If the people of Georgia fail to
get free choice for governor this
year it will be their own fault.
The list of competent men for the
office should be kept open and full.
•The Georgia Car Company' has
been organized, and a factory will
be erected, as soon as practica
ble, near Atlanta, where a lot of
30 acres has been purchased for
It is reported that -Editor
Branham, of th6 Brunswick Times,
will abandon journalism, and be->
come pitcher for a Chicago base
ball team. What a fall, my coun
After the Commercial club ban
quet last Friday night, some of
the Ohio excursionists became sat
isfied that Macon was the “head
of navigation” for this section of
It is apparent to even the casu
al reader that some of the “lead
ing’ newspapers, nortn and south,
are largely engaged in manufac
turing. Some of the manufactured
articles are readable, but do not
The Brown House at Macon has
been purchased by Mr. M. Nuss-
baum, a well known wholesale dry
goods merchant of that city. He
paid §60,000 for the property, and
will remodel the house, and make
it one of the first hotels in the
It is reported that the mer
chants of Georgia, especially those
of Athens and Americas, will
boycott P. M. G. Wannamaker’s
clothing business at Philadelphia,
on account of his appointment of
negro postmasters for the cities
The cold wave that struck Geor
gia last Saturday was general
throughout the country. In many
Southern states it was the coldest
this winter, and from Washington
.City it is reported that. Saturday
was the coldest first day of March
The Macon Evening News says
it is possible that the Woolfolk
murder case will be hear d by the
Supreme court some time this
month, though in the same para
graph the statement is made that
Col. John O. Rutherford, Wool-
folk’s attorney, is sick.
• Dick Hawes was hung at Bir
mingham last Friday, for the mvuv
der of his wife and two children.
His confession, with a brief histo
ry of.his life, will be published in
book form, and sold for the bene
fit of his son Willie, the only liv
ing member of the family.
Thebe will be a grand state
and interstate military prize- drill
at the sub-tropical exposition,
Jacksonville, Florida, in April
next, beginning on the 7th, and
continuing one week. There will
be three prizes in the interstate
drill: $2,000 first; §650 second:
Col. J. H. Estill, of the Savan
nah News and Macon Telegraph is
credited with entertaining guber
natorial aspirations. Whether this
be true or not, we desire to say
that Col. Estill possesses the qual-
j ifications necessary to make a most
excellent governor, and should the
people of Georgia elect him tney
will be ably and honestly served.
In is rumored that Maj. J. F.
Hanson will be a candidate for
congress from the 6th district. He
will doubtless run as a strict pro
tectionist, and as such Hon. J as.
H. -Blount will defeat him by a
large majority. Should Col.
Blount decide to enter the race for
governor, then some other talented
tariff reform democrat will have
the pleasure of defeating the brain
iest apostle of tariff protection in
The Macon News Publishiug
Compnan y will begin in April next
the publication of the Weekly In
dustrial News, a paper to be de
voted especially to the interests of
the Fruit growers, vegetable grow
ers and lumberman of the South,
e are satisfied the paperwill be a
it will fill an unoccupied
Becently Manager Clark Howell
sent to the correspondents of the
Constitution in all the counties in
Georgia a communication request
ing that twelve citizens be impar
tially selected by each to give their
choice for governor.
Replies came from 96 counties,
covering a total of 122 peints in
The first choice of these 1,312
citizens was expressed as follows:
Nortken 302; DuBignon 108;
Blount 93; Black 90; Hardeman'
79; Bacon 72; Livingston 55; Crisp
53; Candler 52; Clements 44; Tur
ner 41; Clay 36; Glenn 31; Wooten
25; Walsh 21; Evans 19; scatter
These scattering votes were di
vided between 51 gentlemen.among
them Gov. Gordon,- Senator Brown,
Judge Bleckley, Judge Simmons,
Judge Miller, Gen. Phil Cook, Col.
Estill, Gen. Lawton, Dr. Felton, N.
J. Hammond, Tete Smith. Bill
Arp received one vote.
Besides these votes, the secre
taries of 37 alliances answered,and
the answers were, Northen 19; Liv
ingston 11; Crisp 2; Clements 1;
Gordon T; either Northen or Liv
ingston 3. These answers express
opinions as to the sentiments of a
majority of the alliancemen.
This vote is quite interesting,
and its publication is a most com
mendable stroke of enterprise on
the part of the Constitution. The
fact that 061. Northen leads all
other candidates is no doubt grati
fying to that gentleman and his
friends, bur he nor they should al
low it to mislead them to accept it
as anything near a positive indi
cation of what the result will be.
There are 42 counties in the
state not repreeented in this vote,
and 1,312 citizens constitute a very
small proportion of the democratic
voters of the state. Col. Northen’s
vote is about 25 per cent, of the
replies,—much toQ small to nomi
nate. It is true these straws indi
cate that the gubernatorial wind is
blowing in his direction, but we
would remind Col. Northen and
his friends that the wind is pro
St is not onr purpose to antago
nize Col. Northen, but simply to
say to onr readers that there is no
need of foregoing another choice
simply because 25 per cent, of
1,312 citizens now favor Col.
Northen for governor; more of that
number than favor any other man
named. Possibly, enough of the
more than one hundred thousand
democrats who have not voted may
favor some other man.
To us it seems that the people
will manage the gubernatorial bus
iness. Their choice, when made,
will he our choice, be he Northen,
or any other able Georgian.
"What's the Difference?
The following from the Macon
Telegraph shows clearly the in
consistency of. republican politi
cians. However, they care noth
ing for consistentcy, nor for any
thing else but money and political
“In his recent speech Senator
Pasco produced some statistics
which the republicans must find
very discouraging. . According to
his figures, the number of persons
over 21 who did not vote at the
election in 1880 was 3,3 <3,043. Of
these 1,888,243 were from North
ern republican states and 1,484,800
from democratic states, or 403,443
more ‘suppressed votes’ North
than South. In 1S88 the ‘sup
pressed votes’ numbered 4,774,487.
Of these 2,920,343 were in repub
lican states and 1,854,144 in demo
cratic States, showing that the re
publican states‘suppressed’ 1,066,
199 more votes than the South
‘suppressed.’ The republicans ex
plain that the discrepancy in the
South is wholly due to suppressed
colored'votes, while the discrepan
cy in the North is due to foreign
ers who do not naturalize. In oth
er words, what in the South is the
result of ‘suppression’ in the North
is the result of indifference to the
voting privilege. Suggestions that
the plantation negroes, who do not
read and know absolutely nothing
public questions, are also indif
ferent to politics, they refuse to
entertain and continue to insist
that every negro would vote if he
could! Nevertheless, if the South-
w-’n representation is to he reduced
because all citizens do not vote,
Northern representation should he
cut down lor the same reason.
It would be an outrage for con
gress to place a tax on cotton seed
oil, and a bitter fight is being
made by southrern congressmen
against the bill that proposes the
tax. This measure is directly in
favor of the.western hog interests,
and directly antagonistic to the in
terest of the southern cotton grow-
As it is a republican meas
ure, it will probably pass.
News scarce this week. I think
all of it was frozen and killed last
Saturday and Sunday. Scarcely
anything could be seen stirring
on Sunday. I don’t think we have
had such cold weather this winter
as this cold spell has been. We
notice that all the wild growth that
had budded out has been killed,
and all the gardens are killed out
right. I guess all the early corn
planters will have the pleasure of
planting their corn over, though I
don’t think corn is hurt where it
is not beginning to come up.
Miss Carrie Harrison left last
week to take a school at Biehwood,
in Dooly county, on the Georgia
Southern and Florida railroad.
Miss Sallie Daniels, who has
been visiting relatives here for
several months, left last Wednes
day for her home at Cordele.
Mr. Newton Etheridge, who
runs on the Southwestern railroad,
is spending several days with his
brother,- Mr. J. H. Etheridge, near
MARRIAGE. ETHEEIDGE - - GEAVES.
The expected marriage we men
tioned in 6nr last writing took
place here on last Tuesday even
ing, 25th inst., the contracting par
ties being Mr. J. H. Etheridge, a
promising young man, who is man
aging the large farm of Mr. J. G.
Brown, near Grovania, and Miss
Mamie, the oldest daughter of Mr.
A- E.JGraves. The ceremony was
performed by Bev. T. I. Nease, in
a brief bat impressive style. The
attendants were Mr. G. T. Brown,
of this place, and Miss Dora Pool,
of Hickory Grove; Mr. John L.
Graves," of Ashburn, and Miss
Minnie Graves of Henderson.
Only a few relatives and friends
were invited. Shortly after they
were pronounced man and wife,
and the congratulations ceased,they
and their invited guests left for
their future home, where a magni
ficent suppey had been prepared
for them. The bride and groom
are loved and highly respected by
the people of this community, and
our best wishes for their future
prosperity and happiness go with
BY SOPHY EEELS.
The blizzard is onus, March has
arrived, and has brought 1 wind
and cold weather. We have had
the thickest ice and more of it
than I have seen before this win
ter. The wind has howled as if
old “Boreas” was on a regular
spree, and fully intended to show
the people his power. 1 notice the
buds and young leaves on a great
many of the trees are killed, and I
fear that the oat crop is injured to
a serious extent. I have not ex
amined the fruit buds, but expect
that’ they are nearly all killed.
There are several patches of corn
that have been planted and is up
nicely that I guess will share the
common fate, as well as 'vegeta
bles in the early gardens. These
are the fears I hear commonly !ex
pressed, and in which I indulge,
but I hope for the best. It may be
that the cold will not kill the, oats
enough to injure them as much as
the flies and other insects which
will probably be killed by it; then
again, the fruit may also be thin
ned to such an extent jis will be
ter, firmer fruit than "otherwise,
think it is well to recollect that
tnere is always two sides to every
question, and when it is possible to
do’so, to look on the bright side.
Onr village is ‘ statu quo” now.
We had some hopes of rising by
the extension of the A. &. E. road,
but the traffic deal with the G. S. &
E. leaves ns off. We have been sore
ly tried in onf efforts to get a rail
road. The C. & M., the A. &. H-,
and the A. & E. have all failed us;
so yon see we are somewhat down
on railroad enterprises. Still our
merchants are doing good business.
Our carriage shops are crowded
with work, and onr people general
ly are in a prosperous condition.
We failed to get a male teacher
to take charge of our academy, but
Miss Lizzie Kendrick is teaching
a primary school there. The right
man could in a short while build
up a school of 75 or SO pupils here.
We have , the best house in the
county, and it is furnished with the
latest improved school fixtures.
Bev. T. I. Nease preached at the
Methodist church here on Satur
day and Sunday the congregations
were small on account of the ex
I notice that Hon. 0. F. Crisp is
being spoken of for governor by a
great many prominent papers in
the state. I intend giving you my
views on this subject in my next
letter, have already written enough
The action of the House judici
ary committee in recommending
the appointment of a committee to
investigate the conduct of the fed
eral courts in the South is wise
and timely. Such an investigation
will be especially gratfying to the
people of- Florida, who seem to be
afflicted with a set of federal court
officials who are utterly unworthy
of confidence or respect. President
Harrison has made some appoint
ments in the South which ought
to disgrace fiis administration in
the eyes of tfie entire pbnntry.—
Corn planting is the order of the
day in this section. Mr. A. C.
Barker lias already worn his fin
ger to the quick scratching for
that which he planted some time
ago. We hope his corn will be up
before lie has to scratch again.
Mr. J. N. Barker has already
put out his barnyard manure for
his cotton, and intends to do some
planting in a few days if the weath
er continues warm. He is keep
ing it all to himself, though.
Ask Mr. B. H. King how far it
is from Judge King’s to the up
per edge of the Lower Fifth dis
Beinstating the Idyl Wylde
Ciub, our good people have deter
mined to go into it with renewed
interest. Two meetings have re
cently been held—one in January
and one in February. Only a few
attended onr last meeting, but it
was an interesting one. Dr. S. D.
Smith occupied the chair, and Sec
retary J. T. Walker called the
roll and read the minutes of the
last meeting. A committee was
then appointed to examine the
house as to what repairs were
needed, and uhat it could be done
for, and report at the next meet
ing. We hope onr old members
will all return and unite with ns,
and we would be glad to have as
many others as will come, who feel
aD interest in the good of the so
ciety. There is nothing more
profitable in a community than a
farmers’ club, where we meet once
a month to discus's different sub
jects, and consequently there is
something to be learned at each
meeting, and the more we know
the md're successful we can be at
our business. A man can never
learn too much about farming. So,
farmers, let us come together and
assist each other. There are also
other benefits to be derived from
this good society. It brings about
contests in farming; it causes the
farmer who takes any interest in
farming at all, to experiment; it
causes better cultivation from the
man who has any ambition at all,
as he wants to make just as much
as-he can with as little expense as
possible, that he may compete with
his neighborg. There is also an
other very important question that
is being impressed uponjhe minds
of onr farmers: to plant less, use
more manures on smaller tracts of
land, and cultivate better and with
The subject for discussion at our
last meeting was that of the culture
of corn and melons, which very
important subject was ably dis
cussed by J. T. Walker, Judge
King and N. G. Hunt. We hope
the farmers will come out and take
an interest in our society, for we
feel assured that it will be of great
benefit to them.
.Mr. >B. G. Watson visited our
little town last Saturday.
Mr. J. T. Walker made a busi
ness visit to the Central City last
Miss Sarah Walker has been
quite sick with cold, but is im
Mr. F. M. Walker’s family have
been on the sick list* for a few.
days, but are now improving.
Feb. 26th, 1890.
[This letter was received too
late for publication last week.]
The Perry Home Journal tells
of a young lady of that town who
has,through the medium of dreams,
found articles that she had from
time to time misplaced. When she
gets this dream business down fine,
there is an Atlanta man who wants
to correspond with her with the
view of having her solve one for
him. Becently he had a dream
that nine red-headed girls, each
six feet high, and all of them
dressed as brides, stood in front of
him for him to make a choice of
•one of them for a wife. If she can
solve this, one she can -have the
The lady in ■ question- says tbe
dream business with her is now
down to a fine point. The care she-
devotes to her hnsband and half a
dozen children leaves her very lit
tle time to devote to the solution
It may be that red-headed girls
six feet high might be classed as
misplaced articles, but we are in
clined to the opinion that one of
them could not remain nnper-
ceived for any great length of-time
in the neighborhood of the man. :
dreamed that six of them who
stood before him dressed as brides.
As to his selection, - it could he
said to Him: “You pays your
money, and you takes your choice.”
Col. W. L. Glessneb, of the
Americus Recorder, is doing more
than any other man in the state to
induce immigration to Georgia.
An Alliance warehouse will be
operated in Hawkinsyille next
—No cold so stubborn that it
will not yield to Brewer’s Lung
The following, concerning one
of the best citizens and most pros
perous farmers of jHouston county,
was published in a recent issue of
th e Atlanta Constitution. This re
cital of facts is au evidence that
Houston is one of the very best ag
ricultural counties in Georgia, and
that progressive energy,intelligent
ly applied, will win handsome
monetary profits through farming.
‘Capt. John A. Coffee, of Hous-
ton!eounty,was desperately wound-
edat the battle of Chicamauga,
andffrom that wound he still suf
fers. At the close of the war he
got home weak and empty-handed,
with his left foot paralyzed. In
spite of the discouraging circum
stances he went to work on his
farm, and to-day owns 1,500 acres
of the best land in Houston, six
teen mules, several horses, a herd
of fine cattle, and a large drove of
Colonel John O. Waddell, of the
agricultural department, went to
Capt. Coffee’s place from the Haw-
kinsville agricultural convention
and stayed over night. The two
were comrades in arms,. and had
formed that kind of attachment
whiqh none but soldiers know.
Colonel Waddell had not seen his
friend in fourteen veal's, and was
delighted to find his friehd so
prosperous. He came back full of
enthusiasm about a smoke-house
with 13,000 pounds of bacon, 1,100
pounds of lard; cribs with 4,000
bushels of corn, besides, oats, cane,
syrup, peas, fodder and other prov
What Capt. Coffee’s. wounded
and enfeebled body could be made
to do at farming under the force of
his unconquerable will, an intelli
gent young man ought to do with
the full strength of manhood, and
yet they say farming doesn’t pay.
A great deal of Capt. Coffee’s
success is due to his inestimable
wife, a true helpmeet, who entered
into all his plans, and supplement
ed his strength with her sympathy,
tact and housewife’s skill.”
I take this method of thanking
you for your patronage.
My receipts this season have ex
ceeded my fondest expectations,
and I am now ready to return your
kindness by making a reduction of
50 cents per bale in handling your
cotton the coming season. From
this time forward my price to rich
and poor, white and black, will be
50 cents per bale.
I do exclusively a cotton busi
ness, I do not handle provisions,
etc., and I most respectfully ask a
continuance of your patronage.
Bemember 50 cents per bale to one
Beference, any planter in your
county. Most Bespectfully,
■ ' Willis F. Pbice,
Cotton Factor, Macon, Ga.
Tuesday morning the Americus
Daily Times contained the follow
“Washington, March 3.—[Spe
cial to the Times.]—Letters have
been received here to the -'effect
that Col. Livingston has a scheme
on foot to bring out an Alliance
candidate for Congress in each of
the ten Congressional districts of
In other words, the letters say
Livingston is preparing to bring
out a full Alliance ticket with him
self at the head for governor.
None of the present Georgia del
egation, it is said, vrall be on the
On account of the “Grippe”
and a coiitractto saw lumber,
I shall close up the Variety
Works for a short time. I
shall make a number of need
ed repairs while closed, and
when I open again shall he
better prepared to attend to
my customers than ever be
fore. I will ask the patrons
of the grist mill to * wait pa
tiently for a short time.
E. J. Fuller, Lessee.
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If this be true,
paign in Georgia v
,y, who has been
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in the mercantile
years, at Summ:
and is now engage
ther, Mr. J. D. Gray, 1
sery and fruit business,
do some farming, and being pos
sessed of a large share of-energy
and intelligence, we are sure he
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My throughbred young stallion, Henry
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weelj of Superior court, in April next.
Those desiring service will please meet
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Susannah Barnes, widow, has applied
for a 12 months support from the estate
of March Barnes, deceased, and the re
turn of the appraisers having been filed
in this office:
This is therefore to cite all persons
concerned to appear at the April
term, 1S90, of the Court of Ordinary of
said county, and show cause, if any they
have, why said return should not be re
ceived and made the judgment of this
"Witness my official signature this
MarchG, 1890. J.H.HOUSEE,
Charles L Bateman has applied for
letters of guardianship for Lilian Taylor,
minor of Kinchen Taylor, of said county,
This is therefore to cite all persons
concerned to appear at the April
term, 1890, of the Court of Ordinary of
said county, apd show bausej if any they
have, why said application should not
be granted: - .
Witness - mv official signature this
March 6th, 1890.
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