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Perky,' Thursday, March 27.
The scheme of boring several
artesian wells at.Hacon is being
Hon.L. P. Livingston will de
liver an alliance address at Amer
The overflow of the Ohio river
at Cincinnrti has caused consider
able damage to property in that
It is estimated that the capital
invested in railroads in the United
States amounts to one billion dol
The midday train that formerly
left Macon for Atlanta on the
Central railroad, will probably be
resumed next Sunday.
uaaga and Cliattanooga.
Federals, equal, if possible, to Temperance Mass Meeting-
Chicamauga’s Confederate yelL
It is still a mystery why news
paper correspondents almost inva
riably write hurriedly, and request
the editor to correct all mistakes.
A banking and investment com
pany has been organized at Mar-
shallville, with a capital stock of
$25,000. A charter will be secured
The Georgia Chaat&uqua at
Albany is in successful progress,
To-morrow (Friday,) will be Gov
ernor’s Day, and Gov. Gordon will
deliver an address.
A crank named Erickson,
San Francisco, Cal., has predicted
that San Francisco, Chicago and
Now York will be destroyed by an
earthquake on the I4th of April
The Macon County Agricultural
Society will'hold a fair at Marshall-
ville next summer. The, prelimi
nary steps have been taken, and
the fair will surely be a success in
It is reported that the railroad
now being constructed from Abbe-
villo to Waycross will be extended
to Hawkinsville, and thence to
Fort Valley, where it will connect
with the Atlanta & Florida.
It- is authoritatively announced
that the Covington and Macon rail
road will be extended from Machen
to Covington, and the Middle
Georgia & Atlantic road will be
built from there to Savannah.
Current rumor says the East
Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
railroad company is negotiating
for the purchase of the Empire and
Dublin ' road, for the purpose of
connecting directly with Savannah.
The Southern Investment Com
pany received its charter at Wash
ington, D. C., last Saturday, and
perfected its organization. Con
gressman Carlton, of Georgia, is
president, and Gov. Campbell, of
Ohio, is vice president. The com
pany is supplied with abundaut
capital, and will do much for the
south by inaugurating new enter-
The following gentlemen have
been nominated for Mayor and al
dermen of Fort Valley. The elec
tion takes place next Wednesday,
April 2nd: For mayor, Capt. John
A. Houser; for aldermen, Messrs.
W. E. Brown, A. S. Martin, E. A.
Moody and W. F. Wynne. The
ticket is a strong one and meets
with universal favor.
An anti-trust bill has been dis
missed in the United States Senate
this week. Senator Sherman is
its author, and it is sate! to be so
far-reaching as to prohibit an
agreement among farmers to hold
cotton, corn, or other products, for
better-prices. We do not b elieve
any legislation except a ‘reduction
of import duties on necessities will
protect the people against trusts
Mb. L. A. Hale, a prominent
lawyer of Eastman, and ex-mem
ber of the legislature from Dodge
county, is now an inmate of Chat
ham county jail. Ee was sen
tenced to five months imprison
ment by Judge Emory Speer, of
the United States district court,
for contempt of court in fraudu
lently interferring'with the Jands
of Dodge & Go., after being Order
ed some time ago to desist.
In Bibb Superior Court last
Monday Judge Miller placed a fine
of $1,579.50 on a well known gam
bler of Macon, for keeping a gam-
rouse in the city. This gam-
had been frequently indicted,
hence this heavy fine, Judge Mil
ler having previously warned the
^amblers that severe penalties
would follow convictions for gam-
This fine is the heaviest
imposed in Macon for
Of the fine $539.50 was
to be paid, but held
dant as a sort of
fituve good conduct.
tlemen held a
ville for the purpose of determin
ing the status of .the prospective
For this purpose a committee of
experts were appointed. The re
sult of the investigation is given
by the Fort Valley correspondent
of the Atlanta Constitution.
“One hundred and fifty buds not
selected were carefully examined,
and eigbty-eigbt were sound with
Thirty buds each were examined,
the Elberta, Thurber and Chinese
free, showed twenty-two live buds
with eight dead. The Tillotson,
thirteen live, seventeen dead. The
Crawford, nine . live, twenty-one
C. G. Gray, of Fort Valley, pres
ident of the union, told the Consti-
stitution that with no further dam
age, the peach crop will be equally
as large and yield more money
than the crop did last year. While
peaches will be fewer od the trees,
they will be larger, bring better
prices, and there being a large
number of trees of the hardiest
varieties just coming into bearing,
that Fort Valley will ship as many
or more carloads oE peaches this
than last year, and the size will
make up all damage done by the
cold. Fruit men in this section
are greatly encouraged at the pros
pect, and are already making
preparations for shipping through
the Georgia Fruit Union, of this
In addition Mr. T. O. Skellie,
manager of the Georgia Fruit Ex
change at Macon, told us last Sat
urday that his investigations war
rant him in believing that a fair
fruit crop in numbers will be growE.
and that it is quite likely that in
quality and size the fruit will be
superior to the crop of last_ year.
This opinion was applied specially
to peaches and plums.
In talking with a Macon Tele
graph reporter, Mr. S. H. Eumph
About 40 per cent, of the buds
were killed iu if the two freezes,
The trees stood it well, only the
oldest and exhausted being in
jured. Nursery stock went through
all right. Apples were uot
hurt, nor were wild goose plums,
The pears went by the board.
“But it’s not such a great ca
lamity as has been made out, this
freeze of two Sundays ago. While
we will have only 60 per cent, of
fruit, you must remember, we
have nearly double the acreage of
bearing peaches this year that we
had last year. Sb that the in
crease in acreage about makes up
for the loss by freeze. There will
be just as much fruit shipped
Then, again, the fruit will be
larger and will be finer, and ‘we
will get better prices.. There will
be little or no shipping to the
West. New York, Philadelphia
and Boston take all our fruit.”
We are strongly inclined to pin
our faith to the belief entertained
by the gentlemen who are reported
above. • They know as much about
the peach and its growth as any
men in Georgia.
GATHERED BY THE JUDGE.
- The moon has changed and all
signs of blood spots and mud spots
have disappeared. After the moon
grows older and court adjourns
these same spots may reappear.
The fishing business at this place
has been on a boom for' several
days past, no less than one hundred
trout, besides as many of other
lands, having been caught the past
week. Perry is well represented
to-day, and I hope the young gen
tlemen may be as successful as the
Much is being said and written
about the alliance and its stand as
to politics. I suppose no thinking
man of the order will deny that it
is standing on dangerous ground.
Polities is the rock that will wreck
it in the morning of its usefulness,
if the order becomes a political
I see that a mass meeting has
been called to. appoint a new exec
utive committee. Every voter that
can ought to attend and appoint a
committee that will be an honor to
themselves and to the county.
I see that the candidates are get
ting restless; and hope the friends
of each candidate will keep him in
the bounds of reason, .and if possi
ble avoid the disgusting scenes of
two years ago.
I think the . sooner the selection
Gen. John B. Gordon, Com-
of the Ex-Confederate
Veterans South, having recently
issued his'general orders looking
to the preparation and final con
summation of the grand re-union
to be held, embracing July 4tb,
next, at Chattanooga, Tenn., and
on the battlefield of Chicamauga,
Ga., it behooves some one of the
many old ex-soldiers of onr county
to call attention, or, in fact, take
initiatiatory steps toward an organ
ization that the few, or many, as
the case may be, wishing to attend
said re-union, will the better be
able to obtain and enjoy a full
share of whatever arrangements to
which organizations may be justly
Therefore, feeling it none the
less my duty than some other com
rade, I hope I will not be consid
ered officious in thus agitating the
matter, and through the kind offer
of the Journal’s columns, request
ing all ex-soldies now living in the
county to meet at the court house
in Perry on Wednesday during re
’cess of the first week of our Supe
rior Court in April
The object and purpose will be
to form either a county organiza
tion, or local organizations in the
different sections, which can co
operate in obtaining position and
transportation to the grand rally,
of perhaps both Confederates and
Federals whose joint object, as
understand it, will be to designate
and mark out all points of interest'
and positions of occupancy by
‘troops of both armies at Chica
mauga during the two or. more
days of the bloodiest battle fought
on this, or pernaps any other con
It is scarcely necessary to say
that under the direction and guid
ance, on onr part, of the now
grandest living knight of them all,
and at a time so auspicious to al
most every class of business men
to accept and enjoy a short recrea
tion, no one need anticipate other
than pleasant results.
The fires of war no doubt have
entirely burned out, but memory
still loves to go back and linger,
and chat, and even weep, in in
stances, over the embers of that
momentous, horrible past.
The Great Captain of the Uni
verse, as some are disposed to as
sert, may have, hidden Himself, so
that shook the very mountains,
and seemed to proclaim again and
again to the now fleeing Confeder-
erates, “Chicsmauga’s defeat is
Sullenly and stubbornly, but
surely, we doffed our hats to the
The advocates and friends of
TemDerance in Houston county
are requested to meet at the court
house in Perry on Tuesday, April
Stb, at 12 o’clock m., for the pur
pose of selecting delegates to the
convention of the State Temper-
boys in bule, and gave them can- ance Association, which will as-
non after cannon, as perhaps a just
recompense for the blood drawn
from them at Chicamauga. Who, a strong and representative dele-
to speak, behind the clouds, and’ other fellow, too. He may cry
of officers is made a business mat
ter, the better it'will be for all eon- another, and still another,
earned. We are very particular in
employing men in our private bus
iness, and should use the same care
and judgment in the selection of
public officers. If all are candi
dates who will hold the election?
left us to go to pieces on the
breakers, but the terribleness of
the fiery ordeal, and the many ra
ging storms through which we
passed, left an impress, all the
same, on every soldier, which can
never ‘be set aside. Privations
and trials, and dangers and death
the common enemies of all, moving
under the same banner, and men
acing all the soldiers alike, of what
ever army or nationality, intuitive
ly fixes a woven web around each
individual soldier that cannot be
cut or destroyed.
The mere mention now, twenty-
six or more years after, of Chica
mauga’s blazing field, with its
broken and smashed artillery, its
dead men and horses in piles, and
even in great heaps scattered all
over its broad'area, make men of
the old lines shudder to this day,
or almost persuade themselves that
it is a dream of the past, without a
reality. The terrible and death
dealing onslaught of Hood’s men
upon the Federal lines on that
memorable Sabbath, and the con
sequent wild flight of the flower
and strength of the great North
before the chivalric and impetu
ous rush of the Southern soldiers,
rises up before memory, not as a
myth, but as a reality, fraught with
results unsurpassed in destruction
and slaughter anywhere else on
earth for the number of civilized
soldiers engaged in deadly con
flict.. But what is civilization?
And do we still realize that many
a quiet citizen of Houston county
in 1890 was of that firm and impet
uous soldiery of 1863, that made a
record of battle, the blood, of the
victims of which, poured into an
ordinary channel just after the
battle, would have floated the for
mer savage Indian of that forest in
his canoe across to Chattanooga?
How strange the revelations of
time, or where is the justice of a
Again, the seige of Chattanooga,
—the occupancy and battles of
Lookout Mountain and Missionary
Ridge by the. Confederates, ’till
Grant, bo said, “commanded the
world to right wheel, and literally-
swept ns off the face of the earth,”
or in truth, off the ridge, with bro
ken heads and bloody. noses. So
distinctly, through memory pierc
ing over the ridge through the
blinding smoke of battle, we still
see one blue line after another, and
without limit, eiawling up, up, up,
through fire and smoke and lead
and iron and rocks, ’till finally, a
breach on the right centre, and
then, let me ask, on either sidh,
would dare cry coward? Surely
not a soldier.
Again, the scene presented by
Grant’s “world of an army,” with
glistening bayonets, just before
the battle, as viewed from Mis
sionary Ridge, moving in the sun
light in eschelon upon us, passes
before memory as the grandest
and most awe-inspiring ever ex
hibited on this earth by one army
to the other. Sublimely awful
does not express it. They were
onr enemies then, and a fight to
death was momentarily closing in
front and all around us, with no
hope for our thin lines save our
naturally strong position, to suc
cessfully meet and beal; back that
seething mass of armed and deter
mined soldiers; but let me ask how
many of the ragged Confederates
stood only for a moment in that
awful balance and gazed, and even
admired, the regularity of move
ments of the grand army of the
North, which only a short while be
fore had been sent reeling, bleed
ing and flying in dismay before
the victorious Confederates.
Such is war, with its crowning
victories to-day, and crushing de
feats to-morrow. Such is memo
ry's silent, yet rapid flights back
beside the bloody streams, and over
the ragged rocks, now in.tbe thick
est of the fight, then m tbe midst
cf the bleeding and dying, that
emotional nature bleeds at every
But away with these reminis
cences, so long smouldering under
the ruins of the past, yet so vivid
ly stereotyped on memory, that to
mention only opens up afresh to
every soldier as an actor, the rapid
ly recurring and changing scenes
around Chattanooga in 1863
Then let especially the old Chic
amauga soldiers of Houston coun
ty, whose numbers are perhaps
greater than from any other one
county in. the south, begin at once
to prepare themselves and business
to go up in encampment, and live
over the past with each other, and
semble in-Atlanta on the 8th of
May, next. Houston should send
gation. Let all sympathizers with
this good cause be on hand, and
take an active pail.
The democratic voters of Ho as
ton coun ty are requested to assem
ble in mass meeting at the court
house in Perry on Monday the 7th
day of April next, at 12 o’clock m.
A full attendance is desired, as
a new executive committee is to be
By order of
Ch’m’n. Dem. Ex. Com. H. C.
E. L. Felder, Sec.
A Lady’s Perfect Companion.
Onr new book by Dr. John H. Dye, one
of Now York’s most skillful physicians,
shows that pain is not neeessary in child
birth, but res fits from causes easily un
derstood and overcome. It clearly
proves that any woman may become a
mother without suffering any pain what
ever. It also tells how to overcome and
prevent morning sickness and the many
other evils attending pregnancy.' It is
highly endorsed by physicians every
where as the wife’s true private compan
ion. Cut this out; it will save yon great
pain, and possibly yonr life. Send two
cent stamp for discriptive circulars, tes
timonials and confidential letter in seal
ed envelope. Address Fkakk 1 hohas &
Co., Publishers, Baltimore, Aid.
«-« -* —■
wanted. GrO od Agents!
to represent the “HARTFORD LIFE
AND ANNUITY INSURANCE CO.” in
Perry and other towns in Houston and
adjoining counties; State reference. Ap
ply at once to HENRY I. SEEMAN,
GeneralAgeut, 96 Bay Street, Savan
T ax Receiver’s Notice.
I will be at Perry the -first week of
court, April term.
Powersville—April 14th, from 8 to 11 a m
Missionary Ridge, but we can give
him hail Columbia on Chicamau
ga. Your old comrade,
W. H. Norwood.
Mossy Hill Mnsiugs.
DICTATED BY DOC.
Rev. James Thompson preach
ed at Henderson Methodist church
last Sunday, quite a good congre
gation in attendance.
Mr. C. B. Till visited the Cen
tral city last week on business.
Maj. A. P. Jones paid a flying
visit to Vienna last Sunday.
Miss Mamie Brown, now attend
ing school at Perry,was at Hender
son last Friday, Saturday and Sun
day. She was accompanied by
by her friend Miss Annie Peddy.
Mr.' E. M. Graves, of Elko, was at
Hendersen Sunday, to the delight
of his many friends.
One of our young men paid a
flying visit to his best girl last Sat
urday night, and on approaching
the door, a cat, which was sitting
there, gave a loud squall, which
scared the young man and the
lady very badly. Go again, Bill,
maybe tbe cat won’t scare yon any
I am a poor writer, bnt will
start the wheel, and perhaps some
one else will keep it rolling.
The cold snap killed a good deal
of corn, and many farmers have
planted over. My observation
leads me to believe that the corn
was not killed to the roots, but
only to the ground, and that if it
had been let alone it would have
come out, and grown off rapidly.
The oat crop is looking some
what better. Perhaps they were
not entirely killed, and they may
yet come out and make a good
The old “hill” is now in very
good fix, but indications are now
good for rain, and if it comes, I
fear it will become as sticky and
muddy as ever. I hope it will re
main in good gx until “John
Dooly” gets through hauling
The farmers are preparing their
grounds in haste for cotton plant
ing, which will soon be the order
of the day.
March 24th, 1S00.
—The storm last Saturday was
especially severe at and around
Fort Valley, much damage was
done to fencing, and several houses
were blown down.
Beware of all kinds of Cough
then in the centre, and so on, was j Medicines that contain Morphine,
followed by a wild shout from the ‘ Brewer’s LuDg Restorer has none.
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2 to 5 pm
“ 17th “
8 to 11 a m
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2 to 5 pm
“ 18th “
8 to 11 a m
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“ 21st “
8 to 11 a m
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8 toll am
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“ 23rd “
8 to 11 a m
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“ 24th, and Fort Valley
25th and 26th,
to take the
and agricultural statistics for the year
1890. Tax payers will please hear in
mind (as it will save lime and trouble) to
be prepared to return all the farm pro
ducts of all kinds produced the past year,
and stock of all lands on hand, acreage
of all crops, including fruits, for this
year for themselves, tenants and cropers.
Ciias. D. Anderson,
. Tax Receiver, H. C.
Is upon ns, and we are ready for it.
is recognized everywhere ns correct in
design md artistic finish, made from se
lected fabrics and designed by the best
—If you have any pictures to be
framed, send them to J. H. Logne,
Fort Valley, Ga. Work done at
Macon prices; satisfaction guaran
To Houston Physicians.
It is the earnest desire of the
County Medical Society of Hous
ton for every regular physician in
the county to meet with us at our
next reglar meeting, in the town of
Perry, on Wednesday after the 1st
Monday in April, at 12:30 sharp.
Dr. J. B. Edge, Ch’m’n.
Dr. L. A- Felder, Sec. pro tem,
—Bntterick’s patterns for ladies
and children, for sale by J. H.
Logne, Fort Valley, Ga.
Good Board at Reasonable Rates.
At the coming session of Hous-
Superior Court, jurors, witnesses,
and others, who desire to obtain
board at a reasonable rate, car be
accommodated at my residence,
next to the store of W. D. Day.
Very convenient to court house.
Rates, one dollar a day—single
meals 25 cents.
D. D. Bateman, Perry, Ga.
Day G rally.
Service from my thoronghbred
Jersey bull, Day Grady, can be se
cured at my lot, at any time. Will
not serve elsewhere except by spe
Terms of service—$2.50 in ad
J. G. Davis,
My throughbred young stallion, Henry
Brrgg, will be in Perry during the first
week of Superior court, in April next.
Those desiring service will please meet
me in Perry. Afterward my horse will fill
all engagements made at Perry.
Persons wishing service in July will
please write me. Service $10—with in
surance. John F. Lame,
1 m. Unadilla, Ga.
O. L. REXFROE.
J. TOM WHITE.
RENFROE & WHITE,
310 Second Street, - - Macon, G-a.
RETAIL DEALERS IN
BOOTS AND SHOES.
New Goods! Good Goods! JLow Prices!
U@L.Give us a trial, and yon will be sure to come again. Polite and
prompt attention, and orders by mail attended to with the greatest
M. C. BALKCOM.
BEN. T. RAY.
BALKCOM & RAY,
Groceries, Plantation Supplies, and lieneral Merchandise,
453 MULBERRY STREET, MACON, GEORGIA.
Handling Country Produce a Specialty.
customers outside the city we will furnish anything ordered,
at lowest market price.
ROB’.T H. SMITH, Late of Smith & Mallory. CHAS. If. HALL Jr
SMITH HALT,,’ '
MACON, - - GEORGIA,
ACHI1TE :ES YT,
STEAM ENGINES, Boilers,
Saw Mills, Grist Mills,
Office at Coleman & Kay’s Warehouse.
0, P.& B.
MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALERS IN
SASH. DOORS, SLINDS, MOULDINGS,
MANTELS, PAINTS, OIL, LIME,
Give the Very Best Returns in
MEAL AND FLOUR.
The very best goods at the lowest possi
If you want to see an elegant line of
Yon must see
CHERRY ST., MACON, GA.
To Those Contemplating the
OF A PIANO.
You can buy a Plano from *160 upward. Let
us know how .much you care to invest, and we will
give the full value of your mouey.
.The best instruments arc auporior in all res
pects, and if desired must be paid for. There
is no alternative.
What are you willing to pay?
We would suggest the following to aid you:
The favorite Piano of the world’s great singers,
Patti and Nilsson. Positive evenness of scale, sus
ceptibility of action, freedom from metallic tone,
and extraordinary durability, characterizes this
world famous piano.
“An honest piano at an honest price,” or in otb-
r words, a strictly first-class piano within the
sach of those of moderate means.
The Everett Piano took the highest award at the
recent Georgia State Fair for superior tone, per
fect action, and elegance in design and finish.
The victory was complete, though the Everett
came ir^ competition with most of the best known
Pianos of the world.
The summit of superiority in a low price ptano.
The great parlor favorite on account of its not
being high-priced and shoddy, bnt low-nriced and
reliable. Full Cabinet and Grand Size.
ALL HONOR AND GLORY TO GEORGIA!
The first 0/the southern states to invent and man
ufacture a Piano! And greater the honor and dis
tinction when is can he shown that the
GEORGIA MADE PIANO
'has improvements which no other piano has or
can use. /
A PERFECT SOFT PEJDAE.
So constructed that it can bo applied and. held in
position for any length of time without continued
pressure of the foot. With this wonderful Soft
Pedal arrangement the tone of the Piano is so
j-Teatly reduced that person practicing can
scarcely be heard outside of the room. Worth its
weight in gold to persons of nervous temperament.
A simple Improvement which enables the per
former to change the action from light to heavy;
the object of which is to strengthen weak fiugers
and wrists. Some persons can never become good
performers on account of weak fingers and wrists.
tne problem in its duplex touch. No otherpiano
possesses these great improvements. In tone the
Cooper is grand, every noia btfing oUar as aboil,
We handle in our business pianos of nine dBTer-
ent makes, and organs of five different make*.
Write for catalogues of different manufacturers.
Call on or address.
GEORGIA MUSIC HOUSE,
158 Mulberry Street, Macon, Ga.
N. B.—Our Pianos took all premiums at the State
Fair of 1689. Pianos represented by other firms
took not a single premium. Merit will tell!
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THE INSTALLMENT PLAN,
For particulars, apply to
JOHN H. HO DCFS, Agt.
COME TO SEE ME!
I have a GOOD WAGON YARD, which I tender
my friends FREE. Good Stables, and Good
SlecpingHonses. Four honses from the Macon
& Western Bailroad. Well located, on Houston
I have in stock a good Bupply of
Liquors and Groceries,
and et prices that defy competition.
•Try mo ouce, and you will be con.
—The Southern Farm and the
Home Journal will be furnished
together one year for $2.30. The
Farm is the agricultural paper es
tablished at Atlanta by Henry
Grady. The price for it alone is $1
V. E. WALTON.
C. L. BATEMAN.
WALTON & BATEMAN,
Dry Goods, Groceries, Farm Supplies,
Gents’ Furnishings, Staple and Fancy
BEST GRADES OF GUANO. A SPECIALTY.
Money Loaned to Planters at Lowest Bank Bates.„©£(
Jan. 2nd, 1890—3m.
REDDING & BALDWIN,
CLOTHIERS END FURNISHERS.
FULL STOCK OF SUITS -
A LARGE LINE OE
Hats and Underwear, Shirts and Neck-wa r,
Umbrellas, Rubber Goods and Overcoats.
Call on them, and yon will find goods and prices to suit yon.
REDDING & BALDWIN,
• 368 Second Street, Macon Ga.
POLITE ATTENTION GIVEN ALL GUESTS.
„V . >
EDIBLES THE MARKET AFFORDS.
Liberal reduction by tha week, or by the
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