JNO. W. RADLEY, |
O. B. WHATLEY, \
The Express has a larger circu
lation than any other newspaper
published in the 38th Senatorial
Official Organ of Polk County,
Cedaktown, August 24,1877.
Willi this issue of The Express
our oonneotiou with it ceases. For
nearly three years wo have labored
to give the people of Polk amt adja
cent counties a readable, reliable pa
per, and to what extent we have suc
ceeded wo leave an intelligent, and,
we believe, appreciative public to
Messrs. Radley and Whatley, the
gcutlemen who succeed 11s, are thor
oughly competent to discharge the
duties which the position of editors
will devolve upon them, and we take
pleasure in commending them to th
friends and patrons of the paper.
It is not' without that feeling of
sudness usual on the parting of
friends, that we sever the ties which
have in the past bound us to our
readers; but having determined to
labor in another field, we take the
step trusting in Him who 1
promised to be a friend to all who
repose confidence in Him, at th>
same time invoking His blessing up
on our successors, readers and
friends. J. T. Gibson.
As will bo seen from the an
nouncement above, we have this day
assumed the control and editorial
management of The Express, it
is not our purpose at this time to
gorge our readers with a long and
meaningless salutatory ; preferring,
rather, to let the future editions of
the .paper show tlmt we propose to
publish n paper thut will railed ored
it upon Cedartown and the sur
To this end we cordially invite
the assistance of uli who arc inter
ested in building up and sustaining
a first-class paper. We propose to
make Georgia our home, and our la
bors will be directed in fostering ail
home enterprises, and our voiee will
not be silent in doing whatever is in
onr power to encourage local iin
provements of whatever kind.
Politically, The Express, as here
tofore, will bo Democratic. Our
columns will be open at all limes for
the discussion of matters of interest
to our readers.
Mr. Gibson lias left the affairs of
the paper in good condition. He
has conducted the paper well, and
if we but equal him we will considoi
that our success is assured.
Jno, W. Hadley,
0. B. Whatley.
The Convention and Their Pay
The Convention, it is thought will
adjourn to-mornw, (Saturday.) We
are not of that class of individuals
who think tlint it is a part of putii
otism to abuse a man so soon as he
is elected to. and enterB upon tile
discharge of his duties as a public
officer, and we regret to see a dispo
sitipn of this sort manifested by a
large number of the people oi our
State. It is very ungenerous, and
betrays a lack of charity not at all
in keeping with our boasted prog
ress ip civilization and religion.—
The above remarks are called forth
by the daily and hourly complaints,
censure and abuse wo hear heaped
upon the members of tho present
Constitutional Convention. Some
men hold that they ought to have
framed a Constitution in ten or fif
teen days, and tho failure to do so, is
prima facie evidence of intent
to rob and plunder the tax-payers.—
Others abuse them for reducing the
homestead, and charge them with
having been bought up by the shy-
looks of the land, while others still,
abuse them for not wiping out every
vestige of the exemption laws, and
making a man’s shirt subject to his
debts. And thus it goes. One class
denounces what another approves
and neither class giving the members
credit for cither brains or honesty.
These mutterings and growlings
are not confined to certain localities.
On tho other hand, they are heard
from one end of the Ktato to tile oth
er, and the result is, that brother
Renfroe, the State Treasurer, and
Boli. Ely, the Attorney-General,
have caught the contagion,
putting their two small no
together, have decided to take ad
vantage of the wide spread, Ihnugl
in our judgment unfounded din-
satisfaction, of the people, and
purchase a little cheap notoriety, by
refusing to pay the members for their
time. 'file effort is a very sickly
one, the legitimate offspring of co.
habitation between ambition and
demagogism. We believe in paying
men ior their services, and hence, we
have 110 patience with that man or
set of men who. at the expense of
ilia fellow-man, seeks to pnrcli:
reputation. The Convention is i
preme,and can provide for tho mon
ey with which to defray its expenses,
independent of Messrs. Renfroe and
Ely. There is no question about i(.
Tlte proposition is a plain one, and
therefore, we decline to argue it.
Tho convention lias dispatched tho
business us rapidly as the nature of
that business would admit, and for
this reason, instead of denouncing
and calling in question their every
act, we are ready to greet them on
their return with tho welcome plaud
it, “Well done, good and faithful ser
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
Review of Hayes’ Regiment—The
Ben Butler As pires.
From Our Regular Correspondent.
Washington, Aug. 1”, 1877.
To the Editor of The Express:
It is announced that the regiment
formerly commanded by Hayes will
bold ils annual reunion nt Fremont,
Ohio, on Sept. 14th. Gen. [Inward
IS among those who have promised to
be present. Chief Jnsr-jih may Nilcr-
fero with that arrangement,liowevi r.
Hu was active at last advices, 'kite
hunter who had sent his dog afiera
bear, and was following, anxiously
inquired of a man whom ho met if
lie had seen a dog and a hear just I
fore. The stranger hud seen them.
“And how wore they doing ?” asked
the hunter. “When they passed me”
said the stranger, “tile dog seemed lo
be a little ahead.” If Gen. Howard
shall gel to Fremont by the middle
of Sept, he will most likely he driv
en there by the Indians, or have been
displaced in ilia command by somo
officer better fitted for Indian light
No notice is taken here of tlie
Benning anniversary. This was re
ally a very important battle, cheering
the patriots at a time of genera
gloom. The general observance of
that and many other of our liovolii
tionary and 1812 contests would do
much toward reconstructing public
sentiment. The infinite gusli that
accompanied the Eastern celebration
in 1870 is not u necessury part of
such occasions, and would be, in Hie
whole, fatigueing, but Charleston
and New Orleans might heartily and
quietly commemernte Bunker Hill
and Saraioga; and Boston and New
York could observe the anniversaries
of tlte battle of New Orleans and (lie
surrender of Yorktown. This is not
a good time for monumonts, perhaps,
but if some of opr naval heroes of a
hundred or sixiy years ago could be
honored in that or any other way,
through popular subscriptions in all
the States, instead of perpetuating
here and elsewhere, ns we are now
doing, the momory of our only sec
tional conflict, the effect would bo
The Government is now borrowing
money at 4 per cent For buildings
which it hires for the accommodation
of some of its Bureaus in this city
it is paying rent which is equal to 10,
15 and 20 per cent, on the cost of
the buildings. This is bad economy.
Labor and material have hardly ever
been ns cheap as now, and the Gov
ernment can, for a cempnrutively
small amount, for the cost of rents
during 6 or 8 years, erect here suita
ble buildings for the transaction of
ail ils business. Built by the Gov
ernment they would be fire-proof,
and records of inestimable value,
now pnoked away in tumble-down
tenements, could be sufely boused.
This subject will bear consideration
by Congress, especially, us most of
the private property rented by the
United States is made to pay nn in
come to middlemen—pets of officials
—who bleed the owner of tho prop
erty while the owner unmercifully
bleeds the Government. Let us have
Gen. B. F. Butler when hero was
profuso in his promises of Congres
sional liiil to (lie workingmen. But
ler sfiinds bettor with tins class of
citizens here than, 1 hope, he does
anywhere else in the country. He
is credited with presidential aspira
tions, based nn labor organizations.
Before 1880 however, it is to be
lioped that not only Butler, blit all
the ot her politicians who for five
years of war and ton years of peace
have grown fat. and famous from the
misfortunes of their country, will
have found tho oblivion their decen-
dnnts will crave. Auslin.
—The people o( Chattooga and
Walker counties are making an cf-
to purchase tlte Memphis Branch
—Tlte late big fire in Galveston,
Texas, called eleven Atlanta men to
that city to adjust tho losses of their
respective insurance companies.
—The Grand Master of the Grand
Lodge of Georgia has promised to
lay tlte cornerstone of the Cherokee
Baptist Female College nt Rome at
such time as the trustees may desig
nate, which will be soon.
—A golden eagle was killed in
Newton county recently which meas
ured seven feet from tipi to tip of the
—Lightning struck fifteen times
in less titan fifteen minutes in the
incorporate limits of Covington Inst
Wednesday week. No houses were
—Within two weeks there lmvo
died four citizens of Talbot county
whose aggregated ages were three
—The Constitutional Convention
will probably adjourn to-morrow.
—Hon. L. Q. C. Lamar, U. S. Sen
ator from Mississippi, is in Atlanta.
—Bob Toombs says il tlte Conven
tion will pass nn ordinance ordering
820,000 from the Treasurer that lie
will cash (lie order. lie says lie will
go to tlte Treasury and open it with
a orowbur if tlte Convention orders
him to do it.
—Mr. James D. Hardy killed Mr.
John W. Purnell, in Jasper county,
An impudent Georgia editor says
whenever ho sees a lady reach down
and grab the side of Iter dress, lie
dodges. It is well enough for the
rascal, wo expect, Hint he does dodge.
—Mr. Stephens' health has im
proved during his stay at Catoosa
Springs, lie is now in Chattanooga.
—Marietta and Griffin Rolicit fa
vorable mention of the fact that
they are fashionable summer resorts.
Ccdirtown solicits nothing of the
kind. She is too well known al
ready, as such.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
If it is any comfort to tho work
ingman, Beecher’s hay fever is worse.
The English Parliament has been
prorogued to tho 30lh of October.
Tho scholastic population of Clmt-
tunoogn is 2,422; 1,538 whites and
Mary Fagan, a little girl of seven
years lias beer, arrested in New York,
on u charge of highway robbery.
The retnrns from West Virginia
indicate that Charleston Ints been se
lected as tlie permanent capital of
A fire at Waco, Texas, on Friday
last, destroyed property to Lite extent
of one hundred and twenty thousand
Senator Gordon’s infant daughter,
Carolina, born in Washington City
last winter, died nt his residence nt
Kirkwood, Aug. 17.
A general order will soon he issued
prohibiting the sale of arms uud am
munition to the Indians, except in
The Mexicans crossed into Rio
Grande Oity, Texas, Aug. 13, broke
open the jail, shot Judge Cox and
the jailor, and released two no
We learn from the Chattanooga
Times of the 18th inst, that a team
ran away with a Mr. Ramsey, a citi
zen of Catoosa county, and killed
One of the most significant evi
dences of the distress of the times
at tlte North is the withdrawal by
depositors in savings bunks of their
deposils, tho savings of years.
Blind Tom is said to be losing his
wonderful gift. Like Paul Morphy,
the poor fellow must have overtask
ed that piu't of the brain which made
him seem like a genius.
The Rod-Hat Georgian Dives Deep
Into Hie Pockets.
And Draws Ou* th« OrsIi to Pay the
Exponeos of the Conven
tion—An Act of Emi
Front Tho Atlanta Const Ration.
The convention hull was the scene
of a little sensation yesterday even
ing- _ 1
It will be remembered that some
days ago a committee was appointed
to look into the possibility of secur
ing funds for the deficiency between
the expenses of the convention nnd
the appropriation. Nothing was
heard of this committee, although it
was anxiously lookod for, until yes
terday, when it offered a written re
port which will be found elsewhere
in this morning’s Constitution.
MR. TOOMBS, “THE FRIEND OF LIB
Immediately upon the announce
ment that Mr. Toombs would really
lend the convention the money, a
universal murmur of appltJuse went
around the hall. Beyond the pleas
ure that each member felt ut the cer
tainty that he Mould get his pay, the
generosity of tho act, and i s richness
compelled universal approbation. It
is an open question as tj whether
Mr. Toombs will ever get aia money,
and the venture is a superb gift.
During the reading of the resolu
tion of thanks, the hall was perfect
ly quiet, and Mr. Toombs; the re
cipient of the distinguished and un
usual honor, sat with his iico cover
ed with his bauds, and his head bentr
forward. When the convention rose
on masso he was visibly affected, and
it is said thut tears rolled flown his
face. It was a grand tic:; of public
spirit and worthy of Gen. Toombs.
It was much better than “going into
the treasury with a crow-bar.” Gm.
Toomhs^deserves and will receive the
thanks of all good people in Georgia
for this splendid act.
Will ho sold before the court house
door in Oedurtown, Polk county, Ga.,
between the legal hours of sale, on
the first Tuesday in .September next,
the following property to-wit:
Lots of land Nos. 027, 928, 029,
930, 931, and 943, in the 2d district
und4t)i section ot Polk county, as
the nroprirtjpXJG-tf-* West, one of
the uefenclaiuB. uwirtuo of one fi fa,
from court of-Oxdjr *’
for county purpost
county Ga., vs. W.
West and T. A. I);
\V r est now in posseii
Also, at the same time and place,
lot of land No. 10, in the 1st district
and 4th section of Polk county, as
the property of II. K. Thurmond,
by virtue of one justice court fi fa,
from the 1079 district, G. M. in
favor A. Howell vs. II. U. Thur
mond. Said lot in possession of W.
E. W. CLEMENTS,
Aug. 3, 1877-tds Sheriff.
Deputy Sheriffs Sales.
Will be sold before the Court House
door in Cedartown, Polk county, Ga.,
between the legal 'bout's of sale, on
the First Tuesday in Soptomber next
the following property, to-wit;
Lots of land Ncs. 417, 325, and a
half interest ill 087, all in Hie 21st
district and 3d suction of Polk
county. Also a half interest in lots
Nos. 427, 428, 438, in the IStli dis
trict nnd 3d section of Polk county,
unimproved. Abo, one house and
lot in the town tf Rookmart, No.
unknown, with a good medium
dwelling house, wjj.lt four rooms, two
good chimneys, garden and stable,
and a good well. Size of lot about
one-sixth of an nare, being and ly
ing on tho right hand side of the
Rome street, near tlte bridge and
branch, joining the house nnd lot
known us the Kendrick house and lot
by virtue of two Justice Court h fas
from tho 1072 district, G. M., in favor
of Meador Bros, vs, P. M. Agnn, and
E J Dupree, security. Levied on ns
the property of saii Dupree.
Also, at tho same time and place,
lot of laud No. 521, in the 2ist dis
trict and 3d section of Polk county,
unimproved, as the property of L J
Dupree, by virtue of one tax fi fa.in
favor of the State and county vs said
Dupree. Property pointed out by L
Also, at tlte same time nnd place,
Lots of land Nos. Boh, 772, 1181, all
in "the 18ilt district and 3d section
of Polk county, os tho property of
J. F. Dover, by virtue of one tax fi
fa in favor of the state and county
vs. said Dover. .Property pointed
out by said Dover.
IV. a. TAYLOR.
THE CONVENTION. •
Now that it is ctrtain i Convention will bo held,
we take pleasure in announcing that the proceed
ing, of that body will ho Aborted foi The Constltu
tlun by a member of ourldltorial staff, who is ac
knowledged ono of. tho »o»t accomplished short-
wrliors in tho country, Consldorablo inter-
ill attach to these pttiooedinge, and tlioso who
desire to read or preserve* verbatim history of tho.
labors of the Convention Will do well to send in
their eub.icriptionB at oucj,
will get the Weekly Constitution till January 1st,
1 or Fi vo Dollars the Bully. Constitution tho
length of time, postage free. Address,
■ • • CONsTlrtlTION, Atlanta, Gu,
G. H. WHITELY,
Candies, Nuts, Etc.
Highest Prices Paid for Coun
OX BROAD ST.,
(Next Door to Lumpkin & Coleman's,)
lew Goods—STew Goods I
MRS. T. Ti. WILLIAMS
27Hrond Slrcul, Smith'n llhick, Homo, Oa.
FINK DRESS HATS,
Full line of INFANTS’ BONNETS,
T 1! I M M I N G 8,
SILKS, RIBBONS, TIES,
LACE, BIBS, VEILS,
All new and stylish, nnd will ho sold
us low us (lie lowest.
All the new shapes of Hals nnd at!
the novelties in Trimmings received
ouch week as they appear in market.
A new stook of Stamping Blocks.
Stumping done in all now designs,
apt27- MRS. T. B. WILLIAMS.
Look to Your Interest!
;*r You can save Ten Cents on every Dollar by
buying your Goods of
S. P. SMITH, Son & Bro.,
G R O O E R S ,
And Doulors In
251IROAI> STREET. : : ROME, OKORQIA.
Sai*g4 k nf,^
11 ® b t si i* n nt i
Within n Hundred Tarda ortlie Depot,
No. V, Broad/ Street, ltomo, Gu.
Board and Lodging, per month fSOO
Board, per month 10 0
Board and Lodging, per week 7 0
Board nnd Lodging, per day 12
Board, per day 10
Supper, Break fast and Lodging 10
Single Meal 3
Single Lodging 8
Table supplied with the best tin
at all hours.
April 27th, tf r
Dr. Louis S. Ledbetter,
CLUADUATE of the Baltimore College of Dental
VJT Surgery, keeps up with tho latest improve
monte In tho profession, and guarantees satlsfac-
iimdo now t Tll ° h,: have old tooth
io host style and at reasonable rates by calling
' >r to Phllpot* Dodds
Feb. l(j, 1877-ty
u him nt his ofllci
“Gem of Perfection.”
Be sure and try them before buying
any other. For sale by
E. C. Hough,
Merohant Tailoy aiitl Hatter, Rome,
h H. Ledbetter,
March 15, 1877-ly
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EGKGIA, POLK COUNTY—William’T. Glb-
hns applied for letters of administration, with
tho will nunoxed, on the estate of Jane T. Lnmpton
of said Cohnty dcc6nscd. Therefore, all persona
concerned will tako notice to he and appear at tho
next Court of Ordinary,,to ho held In suld county
i tho first Monday in August next, to ah'ow cause,
any they have, why said letters should not be
granted in terms of. tho law. . This July -1111, 1877.
JOEL BftEWER, Ordinary.
M. ML WEIGHT
Is still at his old stand, court house square, and has jnst received a large
and splendidly assorted stock of
Spring And Summer Goods,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS,
Hardware, Bagging and Ties.
All of which he is determined to sell at prices that will secure the patron
age of even the closest buyers; nnd ho respecttully asks that none of his
friends nor the trade generally will fail to give him a call when in town
and price his goods. No merchant in North Georgia will sell more goods
for the same amount of Cash.
He is also agent for the sale of the celebrated
WATT8QN & CLARK CUAN O
I ' i
Known ns the W. & C. Superphosphate of Lime; also for the Cumberland
These Guanos can ho delivered at Prior’s Station, Ga., then by
giving the farmers of Cleburne and Cherokee counties, Alabama, a chance
to get them nearer to them and at lower figures than'if delivered at his
store in this place. N. M. WEIGHT.
BALTON FEMALE COLLEGE,
^*1118 Institution is completely organize! 1 with Literary. Mimic, ami Art Department! 1 , and furnishes
superior advantages, at moderate charges, for the higher uducatlou of young ladles.
HJPf Brick, It elegant, commodious, admirably arranged, well-ventllaUd, and compotcly furnished.
FACULTIES FOR INSTRUCTION.
“VERY Department supplied with experienced Instructors, and amplu Chemicals. Philosophical nnd
Astronomical Apparatus; also Maps, Charts, Diagrams, etc., for purposes ol Illustration and thorough
JuPaLTON is situated in a beautiful valley,
patid natural scenery. It Is noted fm '*
nnd limestone, the Intelligence ami morality of Its citizens.
IE X PI*] 1ST 8 E s .
teh[mfnnd l Vm r a^t l uelu*dln ty "wnf!i}te , h , ht«^etor f v?.v 2!* lh “ in ‘he Literary Department for
globing of ench term' Music DopnrtmontYiromV80,tw\V|4n.\)0?^ArV^m>artmoiU? l f^^M^toi45‘
In thu above estimate board Is rated ai*l»,00amontli, but it can ho had cKcnp^To location.
The Collegiate Year consists or nine calender months, and is divided into throe terms Tho Sm-lnt?
Term begins 1st Monday in January; the Summer Turin begins 1st Monday in April, and the Fall Term
1st Monday In September.
For other particulars send for catalogue.
March 23, lSTMt REV. W. A. ROGERS. A. M. Principal.
In addition to a large ami well selected slock ol Staple urn] Fancy
Dry Goods, I have, at bottom pricer, the following Fancy and Staple Gro
FANCY AND PLAIN CANDIES, CANNED OYSEKA
Peaches, Strawberries, Sardines, Pickles,
FLOUR (all grades), SUGAR, COFFEE, IilOE,
SOAPS of all kinds, KEROSENE Oil,, SODA,
GINGER, PEPPER, SPICE, VIRGINIA SALT
Bagging and Ties, &c.,
All of which will be sold low for Cash.
South Side Court House, Square, Cedartown.
i) i; o o f)g
-Are now receiving their mammoth stock of new-
Sl'ltlNG ami SI Al.UF.i; I'aH’l'S.
~*ii ’ stonok is
-Prices in Keeping with the Times, and Goods Must lo Sold.-
- 'ball early nnd make your selections -
-April 0, 1877—tf -