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m Oity Notes.
H 3-ruU agents are nowplanniiigtn .tart
■tin r campaign.
■ Lr. J. <i. Smith wont to Atlanta yes
■ teiiay on business.
A (apt, R.J. Powell visited .Macon yes-
.Joini P. .McLean has been quite
for the past two days.
■Tat: each planted gardens Mow look
sick, as to the vegetables.
V The repeated warm rains of several
■ day have brought out the oats some.
P Mr. C. H. White returned y : sterdav
' frpm a two days absence in Atlanta.
Mr. E. !V r . Elder has put up a very
handsome wire fence before/his front
Mr. H. It. Chambers relieve! the fire
man of a handsome suit of clothes yes
Judge 3V. 11. Hammond presides for
Judge Stewart, at Butt;} superior court
C Dr. J. C. Blackburn was quite sick
yesterday with colic, but is better this
Cicero Wilson, col/has purchased the
barber shop and fixtures from (’apt. J.
Mr. J. S. Ware was admitted to the
Ki.ighs of Honor on the last meeting
Mrs. R. C. Poe, of Forsyth arrived
yesterday morning and is stopping with
-Mi s. Alois Stafford.
Mr. Herbert Lancy, aid lady of At
lanta, are stopping with their cousin,
Mrs. (1. 11. Perdue who lias been ta
-1 king in the whole fair and festival, left
yesterday for home.
We notice from the census that
Pike’s indebtedness was put down at
§7,400. Is this not a mistake?
Col, J. A. Hunt, who went to Butts
Superior court Monday, is now Jin At
lanta, attending the supreme court.
Prof. 3V. B. Boinnl.v, ho was former
merly a teacher in Gordon Institute has
decided to go to China as a missionary.
Mr. It, L. Swatts lias been confined
to a sick bed for several clays, and
while better is yet confined to bis room.
Miss Lula Shehee, c-f Alabama, who
has been stopping with friends here
left yesterday to visit relatives in Up
We publish this morning a'call for
the meeting of the .Slate Democratic
Executive Committee in Atlanta on
April the sth.
Uncle Milt Fambro says you need
not look lor any more fair weather tills
month, in reply to a query as to his
prophecy of the weather.
Mr 11. It. Chambers who began the
practice of law last fall hasj recently
added seveal volumes of John 15.
[ Aldens publications to his library.
Mr. Edgar L. Rogers popularity with
one of the houses with which he deals
is shown by their sending him a pair
of very handsome morocco slippers,
as a present as yesterday.
Wh it extremes: Here we have noth
ing hut water and rain. In order to
supply the demand,-this week, at Lee
Superior court, Leesfmrg, it had to be
hauled in wagons from the creek.
Our neighbor Talbotton in a political
way will offer Judge Willis for reelec
tion to the Superior court judgeship.
Rather he will offer himself. Hon. \V.
A. Little, of Columbus will probably be
While the rain was; pattering down
on the tin awning yesterday a gentle
man s\id pensively, the farmers are
now a month behind and it stjll rains,
“Well,” said he, “they have had plenty
time to haul out guano.
Two hook agents entertained us yes
terday with stereotyped addresses, that
would bore any oue but an editor. It
don’t mike any difference whether the
editor is Writing up a daily or weekly
he has tot übmit nevertheless.
A prorlinput gentleman here from
Atlanta, Viio was a daily observer of the
work and Conduct of the last Legisla
ture spoke very complimentary of the
industry, readiness and usefulness of
both th.e Representatives of Tike, at the
As an evi lence of progress and pros
perity among our colored citizens wo
mention the addition of anew room by
“Jurd" Respess, to his dwelling. Sev
er al colored men aro constructing two
room houses,on lots which they have
THE DAILY GAZETTE.
On tbs 19th instant the postmaster
will commence weighing all mall, go
ing to and coming from Thomaston
and The Rock. This will commence on
the 19th and continue to the 27 of April
This is done to get the gross weight, as
a basisj'or compeusting the jiailroad |as
a common carrier.
A visitor yesterday wanted to know
how it was that Barnesvillo made a
success of everything she undertakes.
IVe simply replied, “because she is al
ways unanimous.” It is one continued
pull, all together, till success comes
like a mountain torrent Hooding upon
Barnesvill is spreading in every di
rt G ion. Last week the New York
Sun employed a regular correspondent
here to serve up tlve news of tliis sec
tion lor the Sun. The gentleman has
written considerable for the press,
and will be a good correspondent for
A young gentleman at the Fair last
evening, anticipating that the privileges
of leap year might be used on him said
to her, that he would only stop long
enough before giving her an answer to
determine whether she could support
him or not. Guess lie considered the
question of love settled so far as he was
The labor question with our farmers
is an important one. The Enquirer
Sun discusses “a problem for planters,”
and closes with these words: “Why
then snould farmers find it more diffi
cult than others to hire laborers ? Why
should they alone have trouble on this
subject? Our present object is only to
raise the question. The answer, when
given, will open the way for the reme
dy. Will not our farmers consider
the matter thoughtfully?”
It seems to be the prevailing opinion
with those who think most about poli
tics here, that lion. J. 11. Blount will
be the first Congressman to represent
the new Sixth district. Speaking to a
gentleman yesterday who lias been
more or less among the people of Mon
roe county fet the past two weeks at
tending Monroe Superior Court, be said
Blount would carry Monroe without
any difficulty. Having Bibb without
doubt, it is safe to predict that he will
be nominated and elected as his own
successor to represent this district.
We know of no advice better or more
profitable than this: viz.: Study your
market. The time of planting js about
at band, anil the question is, what shall
I plant? If you wish to make money
duu't plant potatoes, cabbages, or what
ever it may be, simply because all your
neighbors are doing so. It is the very
reason why you should not. Plant
something which seems likeliest to
have a demand; something of which
you can monopolize the market. This
is o and advice, but as good as Govern
nn nt bonds.
The fast mail from Atlanta yesterday
was in arrears. These delays will soon
be remedied. The fast mail line en
gines employed at the Central Railroad
viz The Ohio, Indiana, lowa, Michigan
Wisconsin, Nebraska and Pennsylvania
will use coal in a few days instead of
consuming wood as they are now and
have heretofore been doing. This will
make the engines run faster, more eco
nomically and give the workmen less
trouble. The freight engines will for
the present and for some time to come
consume wood instead of coal.
The.amount S2,DO as insurance, in
the case of Mr, M. F. Cochrane, com
ing from the Luigis of Honor, has been
adjusted and the order lor the same
lias bnen received by the Trustees of
Oma Lodge No 252 K of 11, at
Barnesville and turned over to the
family. This family is also entitled to
§2,000 from the A. 0. U. W, Lodge here
which we suppose will be paid scon.
This with the other amounts makes
§15,000 paid by the orders here. I)r.
(1, M.McDowells family received S7OOO
and Mr, R. A. Stephens ianiily SI,OOO
which added to Mrs, Cochranes $4,000
make the $15,000.
One fine young horse, gentle and al
right. Cheap for cash or good note.
marll-lm C. H. WHITE.
Call at the jewelry store of O. S. Hig
gins and see the elegant display of La
dies and gents Gold and Silver watches
just received and on sale, also the
new and novel 24 hour rime watch suit
able to the new time adopted. The
show cases are sparkling with new
goods all through for the Fireman’s Fail
Barnesville, g-a., March 14, 1884.
FAIR AND FESTIVAL.
BY JEFF DAVIS FIRE COMFY.
Grand Success and Everybody In
As the fair and festival proceeds the
boys grow more buoyant and the weath
er more reckless. From early dawn yes
terday ra'n began to fall andVonlinued,
possibly increasing till it drenched the
day out and llooded in the night. At
tiie appointed hour for opening, the
management had the ladies of the dif
ferent commmittees at hand to serve
their tables. Glowly the crowd came in
till the hall was comfortably full.
Mi'. G. L. Sturners got the beautiful
A bevy of Griffin boys came down on
the Goober to help out the dremeii.
The receipts Tuesday night aud Wed
nesday night looted up §425,00.
Only one fight in the hall last night
the gentleman coming out second best.
Mr. Tally Blalock has put in an ap
pearance and is helping out the firemen
Mr. Matthew Grace put in a hand
some appearance before the fair closed
The Rock w as h andsomely represen
ted last nig' , by - A. Thomas Stephens
and Jno. 3.'. Bose.
Mr. L . 11. Parker was fortunate
enough to get the large and elegant
cook stove. It turned the company
out fifty dollars.
Cotton Seed oil may be good for some
purposes, but the gentleman who mis
took it last night for pure juice of the
grape, has a very poor appreciation of
it as a beverage.
The programme last evening was va
ried and several articles were sold at
auction and good prices were realized,
notwithstanding the crowd was smal
ler than either of the nights before.
George 3". Hecker & Cos, of New
York, sent in to the firemans Fair,
through Messrs Middlebrooks & Grad
dick, one hundred pounds of fleckers
self raising flour, valued at §4.50.
A genuine Buffalo, was suspended in
the festival hall yesterday. Tie had
been transformed, hower into an over
coat to be filled by Mr. M, G. Howard,
with compliments from Buffalo Bill.
Owing to the inclement weather
which prevented many from turning
out last night, the committee consult
ed and decided to continue the fair over
to Saturday, when all the articles then
unsold will be disposed of.
The elegant and beautiful dolman,so
liberally donated by Mr. W. A. Doody
of Macon, was captured by Mr. Edward
Elder. It was desired by a num
ber of gentlemen, and the company ap
preciate the liberality of the donor.
The following are the receipts for last
Art Table... § 7.60
Desert Table 20.00
Fruit Table 7.00
Oyster Table 15.60
Cigar Stand 9.25
Special Ice Cream Table presided
over by Messrs E J Murphey.H
R Harris and GL Summers ... 2.00
The following amounts were receiv
ed for articles sold last night:
Stove, W II Parker §50.00
Dolman, Edward Elder 20.00
Lawn Mower, E J Murphey 7.00
Flower Stand, G L Summers 10.40
Shoes, Louis Hamburger 8.00
Watch, It P Cook . 15.00
Wheelbarrow, TI) Dewbuife. 7.50
Toy Stove, .1 T Murphey'SHp. 1.50
Corn Sheller. E J Murphey.™... 9.50
Water Set, R Graddick 1.50
Suit Clothes, 11 it Chambers 17.00
Shoes, T E Murphey, 8.00
Flour, AO Bennett 2.25
Trunk, V O Marshburn 10.00
Trunk, JLHamil 7.50
Rocker, Matthew Grace 5.50
Bridle, Tom Stephens. 3.00
Table, Joe Wooten 3.00
If you want a good drink try Me-
Brayer or Old Baker Whiskies, at. ohe
Exchange Saloon, next door to Stafford
Blalock & Co.’s Warehouse.
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS.
Our assortment ill please you in
quality, quantity/and price.
T. W. COCHRAN & Cos.
A.t The mair.
Cupid s In ihc air
At the Fair,
He’s a sly traitor boy, I’m afraid,
He'll deceive thee, he will leave thee,
Believe me, It Is true.
And the time Is surely coming when you’ll rue.
He lisped honied word,
Eagerly you heard;
But since the day when s pan did deceive
They have lovingly lulled us,
Invariably gulled us
And history will be writ again In you,
Heedthe warning then X sing
Oupid’sl n the air
At the Fair,
The JYlaoon Contest.
The Macon firemen have arranged
the following tests for their tournament
liook and Ladder test—Prize in this
test §IOO in gold. Each truck will car
ry one service ladder, one 20 foot lad
der and two smaller ladders and pole
on top, all strapped down, run with
truck 125 yards, take off two top lad
ders with pole, also the 30 .foot ladder,
place it against the side of a building
a man run up and place his hands on
top round, run down again, take the
ladder down, put it back on the truck
also the two smaller ladders and pole,
in quickest time.
Steamer Contest—First test, 50 feet
of hose with pipe attached will be laid
connected with the engine. The siea
mer that throws 50 feet water quickest
time after first appearance of smoke
above smokestack will win a prize; of
Second test will be for distance. The
third class steamer that throws water
the farthest will win prize of §so,fourth
class steamer §SO, fifth class steamer
Fence vs. "W Uisky.
A gentleman from the rural districts
in town sharing the slush, ra'n and fire
man’s fair, asked us liow the temper
ance vote would be in mid summer on
the bill providing for a vote by the
county. Not having enquired very ex
tensively we stated to him that we were
not able to give him a sa. ifactory an
swer. At least we did not feel that
we could give him a version of the mat
ter that was based on data that was re
liable. “Well,” said he, “you will be
surprised when the vote is counted out.
There are many men in the country
that do not feel like letting people in
the towns enjoy their beverages and
they be forced bylaw not to have them
convenient to them. But the strongest
feeling is to be found in the no fence
men. They say that the towns and
their influences voted “no fence’ ’ upon
us, and we have now a chance to get
even with them. We feel that the
towns injured us by forcing no fences,
and now we intend to retaliate by vot
ing whisky out and thereby effect their
Asa recorder of public sentiment the
Gazette gives the reader the benefit
of this gentleman’s views. lie is a gen
tleman well up in the affairs of the
county, and is reliable.
In the Drug Store of Mr, J. W. High
tower will be found a life size portrait
of the late lamented I)r. George M, Me
Dowell. As one stands'before it and
gazes on the features of that grind
man it is with many, a difiicult task to
keep down tears. One unconsciously
asks himself why should Providence
remove from a people one so beloved, so
useful and as it seems ;.u us just in the
prime of life. But he wrote IPs own
eulogy while in this would making
progress to another and we doubt nUA
better one for him. As we passed thro up/
the store yesterday, we were struck
with the splendidly executed picture
that makes one feel for a moment that
he faces the living, andjstopped to let
the trooping memories rush by. The
picture is a handsome crayon portrai
painted by Miss Anna Bar
nesville. It reflects great credit on
the artist and at the suggestion of
friends of the deceased it has been
placed in the drug store, that those
who feel disposed may leave )a dollar
to compensate the artist and when the
amount necessary to cover the worth
of the picture is subscribed the picture
is to be presented to the widow of the
deceased. His life wis given as a sa
crifice for this community and we ap
preciate an opportunity to deposit
dollar to preserve the elegant picture.
The Jell'Du via Coi
I In our issue of Wednesday we gave
the list of the company at the original
organization. In this connection and
amid the success of the fair and festi
val it will not be amiss to give the
membership as it now exists, which is
G L Summers, Chief.
Edward Elder, President.
T C Banks, Foreman.
W C Stafford, Assistant Foreman.
II H Black, Engineer.
A 0 Bennett, Foreman Ilose.
J LHamil, Ass’t Foreman Hose.
C T Tyler, Secretary and Treasurer,
R H Graddick and T G Middlebrooks
J W Gardner, IstPipeman.
Joe Wooten, 2nd Pipeman.
Robt Ozburn, 3rd Pipeman.
Jena Collier, 4th Pipeman.
C II Butts, Staker,
O S Higgins, Wap Summers, T B
Lyon, T D Dewberry, E C Elder, E W
Elder, J B Gardner, J E Pound, W J
Phinazee, J C Hunt, G II Rockwell, It
L Swatts, It M Lyon, B II Butts, H P
Elder, J It Simmons, J M Crutcher, M
S Howard, W A Williams, Rufus M
Lyon, J W Stafford, J M Reeves, Lewis
Fryer, J M MeElvin, R S Crutcher, B F
Reeves, Otys Murphey, R P Cook, W J
Williamson, J T Chambers. W B Bla
lock, Dr J M McDewell.
The newspaper men aud newspaper
correspondents who write from Griffin
are now burdened with a charge from
the Atlanta correspondent of the Au
gusta Evening News, to the effect that
Judge John D. Stewart, who is this
week holding court in Clayton in place
of Judge Hammond, who presidrs at
Butts for Judge Stewart, managed to
get to Clayton in order to see the ballot
slingers and make capital for his aspi
rations to be Mr. Hammond’s successor.
We see no reason for taking the charge
so much to heart, when the masses of
people understand that the average At
lanta correspondent is capable of trump
ing up charges of any character for po
litical effect. Besides it is customary
forjudges to preside for each ottier
where there are cases to be tried in
which one or the other is disqualified.
By blowing the charge someone will
notice it and conclude there may be
something in it.
Jeans at cost at Middlebrooks &
Water ground meal at Middlebrooks
Winter prints at cost at Middlebrook
Call at Middlebrooks & Graddick,and
Rest line of tobacco at Middlebrooks
Boss’ Pickens County Corn Whisky
takes the cake for puritJ. Only §2,00
Spanish cheroots at Middlebrooks &
All kinds canned goods at Middle
brooks & Graddick.
Fruits of all kinds at V B. Lyon.
Ijbuy and sell mules and horses. Have
just received a lot of fine mules and
some good horses. Call to see me.
T. B. Lrost .
Nice fresh pork sausage can be had
at J. L. Kennedy’s at all times.
Go to J, L. Kennedy’s to buy the
standard Guanos aud acids.
8* K. Mann
Has received his new stock
of Easter Cards and fancy
goods, School Books and
School supplies■ Poems,
Novels, Histories, Bibles,
Hymn Books, .Music Books
and religious works. Fami
ly In hies a speciality. Musi
cal Instruments, vases, chi
na goods, toys, lamps, §c $c
Drugs and Patent Medi
cines a,n and toilet goods, Gold
Pens and pencils from Ber
ry Fairchild,(the best goods
made.) Confect ionery an and
nuts- The one price house
and everything at Macon
andl Atlanta prices. Picture
Frames and cornice a spec
ially. Wholesale agen t for
1).. 1/. Ferry Co’s Garden
and Flower seeds ,