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The MqMs Iq urnae
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Published Every Thursday Horning.
- Jno.H. HODGES, Editor and Publisher
Peeby, Thursday, May 15.
TIic Nomination Day.
SUMMED UP BY BILL HOI
Near Tharp’s Mill.
Mossy Hill Musings.
Another Meeting: Called.
BEPOBTED BY PLOW BOY.
DICTATED BY DOC.
BEPOBTED BY THE JUDGE.
Plenty of news this week, but in
a bad shape to get at.
Cotton is looking a little bad
from the cool nights of last week.
Corn looks well, and oats have
since the Farm work is progressing rap-
I hand yon another short letter.
News is very scarce just now.
As the days grow longer the sun
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It was not expected that the ac
tion of the Houston democratic ex
ecutive committee would please
everybody, and sure enough, dis-
fifiisf action has been, expressed.
Previous to the meeting of the
committee, this writer was ap
proached by several members of
the committee and asked for his
opinion concerning the date to be
fixed for the nomination. We re
plied that aDy date would be sat
isfactory, and that we did not care
to say a word that, might influence
the decision of the committee. Sev
eral candidates have told us that
they were likewise approached, and
that they answered substantially
as.we did. We were assured be
fore the committee assembled that
an early date for the nomination
. would be fixed. This was told us
before the alliance meeting had ad
journed. We do hot believe‘the
action of the executive committee
'' in naming ah early date for the
• nomination was intended to serve
especially the alliance candidates
'.for the legislature. We are
sured, and we believe it, that the
purpose was simnly to get rid of
politics as quickly as possible—to
avoid a long and vexatious cam
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As an editor, we would prefer a
longer campaign, believing there
would be more announcements for
office, and tho amount paid the
Home Joubnal therefor would be
greater than the short campaign
As a citizen and a candidate, we
are content, believing the execu
tive committee ( did what they
thought best for the people as a
We have heard. some say they
fear the short time allowed for the
campaign will be likely to induce
independentism, and that trouble
- to the democracy may result- We
do not concur iu this opinion, and
did we so believe, no uneasiness
would be felt. In the past the
democracy has met and defeated
independentism more than once,
and we will do it again if we are
forced to such a contest.
We have tried to secure the sen
timent of the people generally on
this subject. A few in several sec
tions of the county are dissatisfied
with the short time given, but they
are in the minority. We are sat
isfied a large majority of the peo
ple are content for tiie nomination
to take place on the 7th of June,
Be that as it may, the democra
cy will .make the nomination, and
the democracy will see to it that
the nominees are elected. This all
true democrats are now ready to
guarantee. The nominees will be
good men and true.
The people of the Ninth district
have a perfect right to make the
protest they do, and as that dis
trict is the most populous in the
county, full weight should be given
to the opinion they express. These
people held a meeting at- Fort
Talley last Thursday, and the En
terprise of- last Friday published a
ireport of that meeting, as follows:
^atlTliere has been general dissat
isfaction on account of the execu
tive committee fixing such an early
day for the democratic nomination.
Some claim that almost the entire
committee is composed of alliance-
men, and that they met in secret
session and put out candidates and
then hurried up the nomination in
order to elect their men. Wheth
er or not this is so, it is a fact, that
there is considerable dissatisfac
tion at the action of the executive
committee in fixing the date so
A mass meeting was held here
yesterday afternoon at Gray’s
Hall. Mr. Frank Sykes was call
ed to the chair, and Hr.- J. F.
Troutman, Jr., was requested to
act as secretary. Then Mr. J. B.
James was elected permanent
The following resolution was of
fered by Hon. H. A. Mathews:
Resolved, That we deem it es
sential in the interest of party har-
ty that more time should he grant
ed before the regular democratic
nominations, that is granted in the
order of the executive committee,
fixing the date of said nomination
June.7,1S90; that we request the
president of the executive commit
tee to call the committee together,
and fix the time, not earlier than
August 1st, and that the members
of the executive committee from
the 9th disirict be requested to
convey these resolutions to the
come out wonderfully
Nomination is . all the talk. There
seems to be a good deal of dissat
isfaction about so early a day being
named, and some fear that harm
will result to file democratic party
of Houston, I see no reason for a
nomination at that season of the
year, as it is the very busiest time
with the farmers. They say we
can afford to lose one day. Well,
those who do nothing at home can
afford to go at any time and lose
nothing. But the majority of the
formers in Houston attend to their
own business, and many of them
do their own work, and would have
to make a sacrifice or lcse their
vote. I see ro good reason for it.
Most of the farmers are dependent
on the farms for all they get, and
one day at the proper time wiH
probably save a week. I think
the committee should have taken
the seasonjinto consideration, and
fixed the time later. If any of the
candidates haven’t got nerve suf
ficient to stand it for a month
two, they should get about a dozen
bottles of Parker’s Nerve Tonic to
keep them alive until the time has
Rev. R. E. Story filled his regu
lar appointment at Pleasant Hill
church last Sunday, quite a large
congregation attending. The
preaching was able and consoling
to those who understood it in the
true meaning of the Scriptures.
Con Barker says he don’t know
what to do with his Irish potatoes.
He says his wife went to the patch
the other day and scratched five
vines and got enough fur dinner
and supper and gave the negroes
a mess, and \ think he said he
gave some to the hogs, and he
says they had to cut some of them
to get them in a No. 7 stove pot.
Mr. B. is a truthful man, and we
have no right to disbelieve him.
Bonaire High School is in a
flourishing condition. Professor
McDonald is a first-class singer as
well as teacher, and has learned
his pupils several songs of his
Madam Rumor is still silent
.about marriages in this section,
The old bachelor and the widower
dart around now and then, but we
can’t find out what they are about.
Well, there is just this about it.
If we don’t get to go to a wedding,
we will have a fish-fry or a picnic
we can’t wait always for something
good to eat.
It seems to be the opinion of the
old farmers that this will be a good
crop year. I hope they will not
be deceived, for if we can make a
big crop and get enough for it, we
can pay out of debt this year.
The public roads in this section
are in a passable condition, provi
ded yon don’t meet anybody. The
bridges are all right; those you
can’t go over are washed out so
that you can go under them.
May 13th, 1890.
A tabiit bill is now before the
house of representatives. It
a typical republican measure,
offering increased protection to
those who needit not, and taking
from those who need the foster
ing care of government. It is con
structed to yield greater revenue
to the monopolist manufacturers,
and to decrease the ratio of profit
to the farmer. It may become a
law, but it will not stand the
strain of public disapproval that
will cause the next congress
to be democratic.
idly, though some complain of
Peach trees are “still dead,” and
it seems that they -will have to be
Oats are some better than at
first thought for, though nothing
like a good crop will be made.
Mr. Hunt’s mulberry orchard is
a “Paradise” for the little Birds.
Early in the morning we can
hear twelve or fifteen different
plantation bells, irons, horns,
steam whistles, eta
Tax Receiver Anderson will be
at Hunt’s shop 19th inst., for the
purpose of receiving taxes. This
is his last round.
Rev. Geo. Thames filled his reg
ular appointment at the school
house last Sunday. He preached
an excellent sermon to a nice con
Vegetables are becoming plen
tiful at last; beans are the favorite
dish now. We noticed in Mrs.
B. Hunt’s garden yesterday a rad
ish with a top about four feet
across and a root about six inces
in circumference. She also had
squashes ready for the stove.
Mr. and Mrs. Taney Jordan, of
Powersville, spent last Sunday with
their mother, Mrs. Stripling.
Jim has to stop every Sunday
morning at the “flower yard” and
get a bouquet. The worst of it is,
it takes him all day to'get one.
Among the visitors at church
last Sunday we noticed Mr. E. E,
Holland, of Kathleen.
Mrs. Essy Hartley, of Crawford
connty, is spending some time with
her sister, Mrs. M. R Stripling.
Miss Stella Bryan, of near Den
nard, spent last week with friends
Mr Charlie Smith, formerly of
Dooly, is overseeing for Mrs. J. C,
Mr. Lon Bryant and Miss Mollie
Thompson, of near Providence,
were in the community last Sun
They say Walter Bishop is going
to marry next fall. Walt., we knew
you were twenty-one, but I see you
have not turned out your mustache.
Let us report for you.
The. Literary Club met at Mrs,
Carney’s last Saturday night,
will meet at Mr. H. C. Parham’s
Little Eulah Hunt, who has been
so very sick for the last three
weeks, is convalescing slowly. Her
troubles were bronchitis and ca
tarrh fever. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt
request me to say that they are
very thankful to the people of this
vicinity for so kindly helping to
nurse their child during her illness.
Jeff Hunt has gone to work right
now; he plows a gray Texas pony.
I think he rambles every fence
corner for partridge nests, and his
fahber comes up and asks what he
is doing; he says he is letting his
“mustache” (the name of the pony)
Hon. C. F. Cbisp, our immedi
ate; representave in congress
made a tariff'reflSrm speech in the
House of representatives last Fri
day that was solid in argument
and masterly in oratory.! It add
ed force to the fact that he is rap
idly gaining ground as one of the
foremost men in in the democrat
ic party, a gennine and fearless
friend of the people.
Hon. James H Blount, of
Georgia, has been appointed a
a member of the committee on
Rules of the House of Represent
atives, to fill the vacancy caused
by death of of Hon. S. J. Randall.
Mr. Blount is fully worthy of the
The meeting of the republican
national executive committee call
ed for last Saturday was not held.
The postponement is indefinite.
T'ue country would not be dam
aged if the meeting is never
It is quite likely that the Ken
tucky legislature will elect ex-
Speaker Carlisle to fill the vacan-
cancy in the United States Sen-
. , , , • , i ate caused by the death * of Sen-
It has again been publicly as-1^. James w Beek>
serted that Col. Livingston an ay, I
,E may not, be a candidate for gov- Georgia’s credit is above par,
Pi-nor of Georgia. 1 at a very low rate of interest.
This section was again visited
by a hail storm Sunday afternoon.
Have not learned as yet how much
damage was done. This makes
two such storms we have had with
in one week. .
Crops are looking well and the
farmers are again happy. J. M.
Frederick has the boss watermelon
We are informed by Agent
Alexander that there are over 700
acres of melons planted around
Wellston and vicinity this season.
This is a section adapted to fruit
and melon growing, and the good
people of this place are aware of
that fact, for they 'are increasing
their orchards and planting more
melons every year. Wellston cer-
tainlp has a bright future and ere
long it-will be a thriving little vil
A party of young folks consist
ing of Messrs. Paul Frederick,
Will Alexander and Walker^ Wat-
son, Misses Minnie and Alma Vin
son and Beulah White attended
the closing exercises of Miss Julia
Storey’s -school Friday evening.
They report having a very pleas
ant time. The exercises were
splendid and speak well for Miss
Julia, who'is one of oar accom
plished young lcdies.
Prof. E. E. Miller’s exhibition
and examination is only two weeks
off, when we will again have a
Mrs. R. L.' Marshall, of York, is
reporten still quite ill. We hope
for an early recovery of this kind
Miss Ellen McCarthey is spend
ing a few days in Wellston, the
guest of the Misses Storey.
Very pretty weather, We have
had a good nice rain, which - has
proven beneficial to the corn and
Our good farmers around the
“old hill” are moving » along with
their crops very slowly, caused by
the scarcity of hands. It seems
that the white men can’t get orJiire
any negioes this, year, while on the
other hand the negroes are full to
running over. The negro is for
the negro, and of course the wjute
man has to do the best he can.
Mr. C. B. Till paid a flying visit
to Montezuma last week.
Mr. R. M. Davis spent last
Monday up near the Cross Roads.
Mrs. Alice Eubanks is visiting
her brother. Mr. J. J. Sandlin, near
Mr. Ed. Ragiu, of your town,
was in our vicinity last week op
Mr. Jim Smith spent Tuesday
last with C. B. Till"and family.
Messrs. C. A. Thurmond and J,
E. Bernhard attended preaching
at Henderson last Sunday.
Mrs. C. B. Till and Mrs. Jim
Smith visited Oglethorpe last Sat
urday and Sunday, and returned
Messrs. B. C. Kendrick and
Green Fitzgerald, and Judges A.
P. Jones and C. Pearce visited the
Central City last week. Judge
Jones returned at 12 o’clock on the
same day and stopped over at
Beech Haven to attend a picnic
given by Unadilla„Pinehurst and
Snow Springs. It was a most de-
lightfnl affair, and will be long re
membered by those who attended-
Miss Anna McGehee and a Miss
Johnson, of Montezuma, are at
home with Miss Anna Kate Cole
man, from Wesleyan Female Col
I notice in your paper that the
first Irish potatoes yon have seen
or heard of came out of the editor’s
garden. Why, we have been eat
ing Irish potatoes as large as hen
eggs for three weeks or more. Al
though oar garden was sent up the
golden flume once by the cold, it
has been replanted, and is now
growing rapidly. We will get a
nice mess of snap beans this week.
The bridge across Thurmond’s
mill pond has been recently fixed,
and is now no longer in a danger
Candidates are ripening. The
roads are constantly' travelled by
them. As I was riding along last
Saturday, I met two, one within
half an hour of the other; and that
it is how it will be until the cam
paign i3 over, and especially when
they hear of a picnic, as the two 1
met were on their way to one.
Farmers, yon had as well lay down
the shovel and the hoe until this
campaign is over, or else devote
your whole mind and soul at what
you are at, as did the Mr. Barker
described by “Bill Houston.
The syndicate I made mention
of in my last letter surely means
business, as one of the members
wanted to take an order for all of
my guano for next year. I sup
pose he wants to build up a trade
at an early date, which is correct.
I now understand that Mr. Grace
doesn’t want to be president of the
company, as Col. Jack Taylor de
sires to be president, and he
(Grace) does not wish to deprive
an intimate friend of such an im
portant position. Mr. Grace is
certainly a kind and considerate
gentleman, isn’t he?
A man certainly cannot make a
trip quickly when he has to pass
his sweetheart’s house. One of our
neighbors started to Fort Valley
last week, and as he came oppo
site his girl’s house, he saw the
nice strawberries shining at him,
as if to say, “stop and try me.”
Coming to the conclusion that they
represented their looks, he could
not resist the temptation. Stop
ping, he hitched his horse, and
made strawberries hide away. It
is pretty hard to tell it on him,
but it is a fact that he ate so many
strawberries that he. could not
reach his destination, and he was
until midnight getting home.
May 12th, 1890.
While I believe it to be" both
right and natural for friends to
differ on public questions, I can
see no reason for making thrusts
unkind or camparisons hateful.
The Judge will always be found
kind and courteous, and though
his thoughts may have been ex
pressed in language rude and un
polished, I think a fair analysis of
his letter will failio shqwthat he
has intended to attack either the
jury or the officials of the c-ourt.
My friend, “Grand Juror’s” let
ter brings to mind Uncle Scipio’s
sermon, which commenced in about
this strain. “Bredreu, friends and
congregation, the text I specks to
use for the founderation of my re
marks wiil be found in the leds of
the Bible, and reads thus wisely.
Wiiar de hen scratches ILiar she
finds de bug also. The hen bred-
ren, are a animal dat hatches little
fowls and she hab to scratch bugs
and worms fer dem to feed on.
Now bredreu, if dat old hen should
scratch all over the yelh and Hidu’t
scratch whar de bug war she
wouldn’t find it.” My friend
“Grand Juror” scratched aud
s-c-r-ad-c-h-e-d, but never one
time did iie scratch where the bug
I notice that farmers are well up
with their work, there having been
less trouble to secure day hands
than for many years. I hope that
we will all make good crops, for it
is only when short- crops are made
that men who buy ou “tick” find
that they have paid extortionate
prices for what they bought. Tru
ly human nature is a strauge mix
The people of Dennard and sur
rounding country had their annual
picnic on last Saturday, but as the
Editor was present, 1 will leave to
him to say what he heard and saw.
i want to say to the Major that
empty cigar boxes won’t do, the
boys want to smoke and won’t.vote
for a man who fools them with an
empty cigar box.
To the Dem. Executive Committee.
On account of the wide spread
dissatisfaction caused by our ac
tion of May 7tl>, calling a primary
election for June 7tb, I deem it
best to call the committee togeth
% therefore order and earnestly
request every^ member or alternate
to meet iu Perry at 12 o’clock Sat
urday 17th inst.
"t Joseph Palmee,
Chairman Dem. Ex. Com.
E. L. Feldeb, Sec.
Mr, Pharr Declines.
We are reliably informed that
Mr, J. H. Pharr positivelydeclines
to enter the campaign as a candi
date to represent Houston connty
in the next legislature.
Therefore his name is with
drawn from the announcement in
which it appeared last week.
This is done by authority of the
gentleman by whose order the an
nouncement was made.
POB county commissioner.
We are anthorized to announce C. A
Thompson a candidate for re-election to
the office of County- Commissioner, sub
ject to Democratic nomination.
We are anthorized to announce J.-D.
Tharp as a candidate for the office of
County Commissioner, subject to Dem
Will Not be a Candidate.
Please allow me space in yoar
valuable paper to say that I will
not be a candidate again for Tax
Collector: and I wish in this way
to thank all my friends for their
assistance to me in the past. Es
pecially do I thank Mr. T. M.
Killen and others for helping me
in making my bond, etc. As Mr,
Killen is a candidate, I would be
glad for my friends to remember
him for his valuable services to
me in collecting the taxes.
As matters now stand it seems
that it must be Northen, or no
governor ;nnless the delegates are
allowed to go nniustrueted to the
state convention. We would be
willing to risk getting a good gov
ernor that way.
The farmers ^alliance is not a
unit in regard to the .Conger lard
bill now pending before congress.
That bill proposes to place a tax
on cotton seed oil when used
as a component part of compound
lard. The southern alliancemeu
strenuously oppose this bill while
the western and northern alli'ance-
men'favor it. The southern alli-
aucemen are right, but is difficult
to see how the differences can be
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It now seems that the practic
ing politicians are not exercising
much influence in the legislative
campaigns now assuming shape
the several couuties of Geor-
I DALLAS. TEX.
r Frel*fct paid, filly
This April 7,1890.
The celebrated case of the state
vs. Thomas G. Woolfolk, was call
ed for consideration 'in the Su
preme court last Monday. On ac
count of the illness of Col. Ruther
ford, counsel for the defense, the
pase was postponed.
Nor Senatorand Representatives.
At a large and enthusiastic meeting of
the democratic voters of Houston,we beg
to offer,subject to Democratic nomination t
the namo of J. M. Culpepper for Sena
tor, to- represent the 23rd Senatorial
district, and the name of M. F. Etheridge
to represent us in the General Assembly.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
Mr. W. S. King is hereby respectfully
announced a candidate to represent
Houston connty in the H ouse of Repre-
sentatives of the next General Assem
bly of Georgia, subject to Democratic
572 CHERRY STREET, MACON, GORCIa
Refrigerators, Water Coolers, Fly Fans, Etc
A FULL LINE OF CROCKERY, GLASS- WABE,
TIN-WARE, AND CUTLERY—THE BEST.
Excelsior and Capitoia Coot: stores and Kangcs.
■2sT ZED W IMT JL 2sT 7 B
"WlD.olesa-le a,n.d S3eta.ii
Millinery and Fancy
555 CHEBBY STEEET, MACON, GEOBGIA.
Headquarters for the Ladies!
IS THEEAEGEST Millinery and Fancy Goods Establishment in Macon
A Ladies visiting the city slionld not fail to call and r ’
extensive stock. It will pay every customer to do it, a° we enaniifr-o
25 psr cent, on every article sold by — ’ guarantee
We Sell Goods by Retail at Wholesale Prices.
As wo buy direct from the manufacturers and importers. Don’t forget tho pl ace
O. L. BENFBOE.
J. TO-M WHITE.
RENFROE & WHITE,
310 Second Street, - - Macon, Ga.
RETAIL DEALERS IN
BOOTS AND SHOES.
New Goods! Good Goods! JLow Prices!
We are authorized to announce E. N.
Holtzclaw as a candidate to represent
Houston county in the House of Repre-
sentatives of the next General Assembly
of Georgia, subject to Democratic nomi
I hereby announce myself a candidate
to represent Houston connty in the next
House op Eepbesentatives of the Gen
eral Assembly df Georgia, subject to
It is not my purpose to canvass the
county, and my friends are asked to give
me their suffrage on the 7th day of June
JOHN H. IIODGES.
FOR COUNTY TREASURER.
With many thanks to the friends who
voted for me in the last election, and
nothing but the kindest feelings for those
who did not, I again announce myself a
candidate for the office of Treasurer of
Houston county, subject to the action of
I hereby announce myself a condidate
for County Treasurer of Houston conn
ty, subject to Democratic nomination.
Me, W. BRUNSON.
200 MEN’S ALL-WOOL CAS-
SIMER SUITS FOR
These goods are good value for
$15. We give you choice for $10.
BARGAIN NO. 2.
200 Boys’ Suits, 4 to 14 years,
all-wjol and well made. Your
choice for $2.
Remember, these prices re 1
main good for this week on]3'. •
Gur Line of Gents’ Furnishing
Neckwear and Hats is Immense.
The latest styles and shapes just
It will pay you before making
your purchase, to hear prices at
(SHERRY ST., MACON, GA.
NEVER CHOKES or
BREAKS THE ROLL
Has All LATEST IMPROVEMENTS
Inciting Balance Wheel oxa Brnub which In
sures even speed. Tills featured peculiar to
t/M« make of Gin and is used on no other. Are
FULLY GUARANTEED and Are Delivered
FREE OF FREIGHT at any R. R. Station or
the landing of any Regular Steamboat Line in
the South. If we have no Agent near you,
address the General Southern Agent,
H. W. H U
I respectfully announce that I am a
candidate for re-election to the' office of
Sheriff of Houston connty,subject to
M. L. COOPER.
us a trial, and you will be sure to come again. Polite and
prompt attention, and orders by mail attended to with the greatest
M. C. BALK COM.
BEN. T. BAY.
Groceries, Plantation Supplies, and lieneral
453 MULBERRY STREET, MACON, GEORGIA.
Handling* Country Produce a Specialty.
lP5S=For customers outside the city we will furnish anything ordered,
at lowest market price.
CHAS. II. SSAtESB
ROU1T II. SMITH, Late of Smith ft Mallory.
SMITH <Sc EC ATT.
STEAM ENGINES, Boilers,
Saw Mills, Grist Mills,
Mowers, Hav Rakes;
For Clerk of tlie Superior Court.
I hereby announce mysdf a condidate
for Clerk of the Suferiob Court of
Houston county, subject to Demecratic
nomination. Being in the employment' of
another, I may canvass but littlo, but
hope to be remembered at the polls.
M. A. EDWARDS.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for Clerk of the Superior Court
of Houston connty, subject to Democrat
E. S. WELDONS. ’
For Tax Receiver.
I respectfully announce myself a can
didate for Tax Receiver of Houston
connty, subject to Democratic nomina
R. D. BROWN.
Office at Coleman ^Ray’s 'Waxrelxotise-
MANUFACTUEEBS OF AND DEALEBS IN
H. DOORS, HINDS, MOULDINGS,
MANTELS, PAINTS, OIL, LIME,
We are authorized to announce I. T.
Woodard as a candidate for Tax Re
ceiver of Houston connty, snbject to
We are authorized to announce Gen.
C. D. Anderson as a candidate for Tax
Receiver of Houston connty, subject to
I again respectfully ask the people to
vote for me as a candidate for Coroner
of Houston county, snbject to Democrat
A. B. SCHILLING.
y. E. WALTON.
C. L. BATEMAN.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Farm Supplies,
Gents’ Furnishings, Staple and Fancy
BEST GRADES OF GUANO A SPECIALTY
FOR TAX COLLECTOR.
Tho friends of R. E. Story announce
that he is a candidate for Tax Collector
of Houston connty, snbject to Democrat-
The friends of T. N. White submit his
name to tho voters of Ho iston connty
for the office of Tax Collector for the en-
sueingterm, snbject to democratic nom
REDDING & BALDWIN,
MAO ON, GA.
IS AND F
FULL STOCK OF SUITS
A LARGE LINE OP
The undersigned hereby offers him
self a candidate for the office of Tax Col
lector of Houston connty, pledging Jum-
^ Hats and Underwear, Shirts and Neck-wear
Umbrellas, Rubber Goods and Overcoats
Call on them, and yon will find goods and prices to snit yon