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*f“ ■' ■ . >— THE EXPRESS. Certartown, August 8th INO. W. RADLEY, Editor. ■ ha i-xpreas has a larger circu- at ,f ia than any other newspaper puUitshad in the 38th Senatorial district. ton oomniEss, ilON. G-EO. N. LESTER, OF COBB. '‘Close Up Hoys!’* In the convention should nominate as good and pave a man as George N. Eestkr, 1 would ground mg arms and retire to the shades of private life.—W. If. Felton in 1870. Is jt not it little strange that Dr. Felton’s intense-, abounding, up- gushing love and sympathy for the dear people never manifested itself until he saw an opportunity to get four hundred and eighteen dollars a month for it. if*?“Who manifests the greater love and sympathy fora people, the man who makes a breastwork of bis body to protect them from the bul lets of their enemies, or the man who exacts fire thousand dollars of their money per year and mileage for a few months of pleasant work? 1IOW DO YOU LIKE THIS. We repeat hero what we said to Dr. Felton's face—that he is the most art- ful trickster we. have ever known. Wc say this with regret, especially when it refers tu a minister of the gospel who should bo pure and guileless and unspotted from the world.—U. II. 0. Willingham, Oct. 5,1870. Mr. Willingham is now editor of the (Jartersville Free Press, and one of Dr.-.Feiton’s warmest supporters. ^•Jsita manifestation of love for you und a desire to see your condi tion improved for a man to provoke a quarrel between you and your neigh bors and wlxm they pouno* upon you, to wrap himself in his clerioal robes and Bland by and see them pummel you, merely observing that he is a non-combatant and can’t help you? Dr. Felton was a rampant se cessionist aud did all he could to bring on the late war, but when it became necessary to vindicate this course by force of anna he “advanced backwards” into a hospital, a cleric al, non-combatunt knight of the scalpel. B39"Qur friend of the Atlanta Constitution is a shrewd and calcu lating observer, but when he sets down Dr. Felton’s refusal to canvass this district with Judge Lester as a mistake on the doctor’s part bo shoots wide of the mark. Dr. Fel ton’s sugacity as a political trickster Was never more fully vindicated than in this declinatiou. If they had gone before this district together and given the people an opportunity to hear, compare and mako a selection of one of them. Dr. Felton woll knew that the result would be inev itable disaster to him. As it is, he hopes by slipping through the dis trict and retailing slandos against Judge Lester to be able to retain a sufficient following to put him in Congress once more. We say once more ad?iredly» for he is authorizing bis friends to use this last resort of a badly scared office seeker in order to hold his dan together. Only stand by him this time, they say and he will trouble you no more for Con gressional honors. JSEPOnly twice in Dr. Felton’s career has there arisen an emergency that required an exercise of that high moral courage, that that fixed ness of purpose, aud that willingness to vindicate Ilia principles (if any he has) which tfle people demand of a leader and especially of a leader who proposes to champion their interests in the national Congress. On both these occasions the doctor has shown the white feather. The first was when, after lending a willing hand to provoke a frightful and disastrous war, he invoked the privileges of his priestly office to save him from its dangers and burdens; the other was when, after vaunting himself as the champiou and defender of the people, he refuses to come before them with his opponent to discuss his claims to such championship, but contents himself with sneaking through tho district insinuating slanders which he has not the manhood to opeuly make upon his competitor. From all such leaders and champions, good Lord deliver us. Try BELLE of the SOUTH and GOLDEN FLAKE FINE cut chew 1 ' fug tobacco, for sale by G. A. Lan e. THE BARBECUE AND SPEECH OF JUDGE LESTER. The people began to come into town from every direction, early on Friday morning last, and when the speaking commenced there were, ac cording to the opinins of competent judges, at least two thousand people present. Notwithstanding tho large number in attendance, everything went off pleasantly, “decently und in order.” There was, throughout the entire dav, but lit-le drunkenness or disturbance, except an occasional “hurrah for Felton” and some loud talking, raised we suppose by clack- (piers hired for the purpose by some of the too ardent Felton supporteis. There was nothing during tin* speak ing at which the speaker or his friends could complain. Dr. Felton, although bo had n pressing invita tion from Lester, and Lester’s friends here, was not on hand. We were in formed that he was in tho North-east corner of tho district, as far from Lester as ho could possibly get. Lester has given him such a fright that hv has an “abhorrnnee” even to canvassing in an adjoining county to that in which Lester i.s found. After a few opening remarks, .Judge Lester entered upon a critical examination of Dr. Felton’s “record,” and under the touch ol his master ly hand this “record,” which is chielly the creation of the Doctor’s bold imagination, crumbled into dust—into nothingness. II« as serted, and proved the truth of the asssertion, that as we draw nearer this mugnifficent. “record” and exam ine it closely, if grows “small by de grees and beautiful less.” lie asked if Dr. Fulton had ever introduced into Congress one measure—one sin yle measure, for tho relief of the peo ple, whom ho claims to love so well, and said if there was any friend of the Doctor’s in the audience who knew of any such measure, he would be glad to hear it. lie said that he hud asked Dr. Felton this question and could get no reply from him. The truth was that Dr. Felton claim* ed as his “record” the action of the whole Congress. The Silver Bill, as finally passed, about which be talks so much, he was not even pres ent to vote upon, though his sym pathies were in favor of it. His criticisms on Dr. Felton’s “re cord” out of congress were pointed and just. Ho held him up before the sun light, and displayed to his audience Felton as a demagogue, an egotist, and an unscurpulous, ambi tious politician, who was seeking of fice for his own selfish ends alone. lie did not reproach I)r. Felton for being a red-hot secessionist, but lie did blame him for helping to bring on the war and then retiring to the shades of his home and refusing to share any of its dangers or hardships. If the Doctor was a minister of tho gospel, and a noncombatant, he might have gone into the army to aid and assist in caring for the sick and wounded boys, or to comfort them in death, and bear home to wives and mothers their last mes sage. But there was no four hun dred aud sixteen dollars per month iu that business, and then the Doc tor's patriotism was weighed und found wanting. Ill's war record might bo summed up in one sentence, that is, ho was a red-hot secessionist and a “noncombatant.” But this is not all of Dr. Felton’s “record” pre vious to 1874. When wo werestrug • gling for home rule, and to free our selves from they tyrany and oppres sion of a band of plundering, thieving carpet-baggers, Dr. Felton “was as dumb as a grave yard; lie did noth ing for his state, and never came forth from the retirement into which the opening guns of tho war had sent him, until he saw an opportu nity of making a breach in the party which had saved the state from car pet-bug rule and ruin. He came forward then, not as a democrat, not us a republican, but as everything to everybody. We thought here of the Clown’s son: “IIc'b half way up and halfway down, Uo’b neither up nor down—’’ But wo will leave the tho Doctor’s “record.” We have dwelt too long already on it, much longer than we intended, and this we have done mainly becansc the Doctor insists upon being ‘tried by tho record.’ Judge Lester entered upon u full consideration of tho charges which are being made against him, and answer ed them all satisfactorily to uny fair, unprejudiced mind. The charge of lobbying was false, he said, on its very face, because, according to the receipt of Gov. Brown a nd Fe! I on’s own showing he was not employed until long after the State road had been leased, and he was then employed as a lawyer, to defend the lease in the courts against any efforts of a rival company to set it aside. He defied his opponent to prove by any mem ber of the Legislatue, or by other ev idence, that he had done anything in the matter outside of the logitL mate business of his profession and inconsistent with his duties ns a citi zen and a patriot. The “Cole charge” ho met by a cer tificate from eight gentlemen and two ladies who heard his “Powder Springs” speech, and who certify that he did not advocate Cole in that speech. The certificate was signed by reliable citizens. 'Phis is the speech, and tho only one in which Dr. Felton can get a single man to certify that Judge Lester spoke in favor of Cole; and there are only two persons who can remember this, et by a pointed denial from ten persons, and yet are thousands of people who heard Lester speak in that campaign. lie said that tho emmigration bir reau of which lie was Commissioner, and for which he had been attacked, owed its existence to such nun as Colquitt aud Hardeman, and men of that stripe, who had tho agricultural interests of the state at heart, and that it was the first time he had ever heard of a man dying blamed for holding an cflic; an office, loo, which owed its existence fo the best men of the state, and which be had been elected by a democratic legisla ture. These are the main charges we believe against Lester. Somo minor charges lie noticed aud refuted. Wo wish we hud time and space to notice fullly tho effect of the speech. It was a vote making speech, and nt the same time it contained nothing which could wound the feelings of any man opposing him, and when he closed his friends were pleased, happy over the splendid, stirring JJof- fort, and his enemies had nothing at which they could carp or complain. The pat bus and eloquence of the gal lant hero drew tears from scores of his hearers. No one can listen to Lester and not say in his heart that he is beyond all doubts an over match for his op ponent, und not feel in his heart that ho will win the race. The Nominee of the Ninth. The Democratic Convention of the the Ninth District, which met at Gainesville last Thursday, ballotted all that day, but failed to make a nomination, lion. II. P. Bell had sharply over a majority, but could not get tho requisite two*thirds vote. On Friday the frionda of M«eera Bell and Carlton agreed to a com promise aud both names were with drawn, and Col. Joel A. Billups, of Morgan, was unanimously noiniuu- ted. The selection of Col Billups, we think, is a sure augury to success, lie is well known as a lino orator and a mau of conservative views. There is no doubt that in this time of increas ing strength in the party Col. Bil lups’ effective eloquenco will arouse the Democracy of the Ninth, an that hia nomination will be endorsed by a rousing majority. Hurrah for Lester and BillupsI Independents. We take the following from the Aalanta llcpuUcan, the only straight out radical paper in Georgia. It is a strong supporter of all independent democratic candidates, so-called; The Independent movement is gathering force everywhere, and it is not unlikely every district will have two or more candidates. In the event Jno. 0. Nichols does not re ceive the regular nomination, ho will run anyway. He went into the Convention two years ago with twonty pledged delegates,. It is ex pected hq will add five or six a le'ast to these. If with such a show of strength his’cluims are not recog nized, there will bo trouble in the camp. He is not a man exactly after our own heart, but for want of a better we reckon ho will do for a wedge to split tho First. Wo would like to drive that wedge home. In the second district there is hardly any doubt an Independent will be brought out. lie is already named—an ex M. C.—and a man of culture and liberal views. The Republicans have called a conference in Albany, on the 20th pros. It is intended to strengthen the organiza tion and to bo ready when the time comes for action. The Republicans can easily elect any man on whom they concentrate. In tho Third and Fourth the leav en is working. Tho Fifth has its candidates and will likely hare two more. The Sixth is the district that has not yet caught tho fire. The Seventh, Eighth aud Niutli, three mouths before the election are ailame throughout their length and breadth. Vivo la Independent! When you want the best soap in uae, ask for Crampton Brothers, for sato by G. a. Lane. . Communicated. Lester—Felton, The speaking of the two candidates for Congress in the 7th Congression al district Jins come off in Polk and their respective claims for promo tion may bo considered fairly turned over to the voters. It therefore be comes a free people upon whom de* volves tho right of suffrage to speak out and fully and fairly to investi gate their fitness lor the high posi tion to which they aspire, and I will in the first placo remark that there never was perhaps in the Stale of Georgia a greater contrast between two opposing candidates than there is between Felton and Col. Lister m more than ono particular. In the first place n* Felton was raised up under affluent circumstances, it may be said with a silver spoon in his mouth. Iltfets tho child, aud per haps the onlychild of a wealthy fa ther who was able to raise him lip without his knowing what it was to want for anything. IIo was rocked in the cradle of ease, dressed in the style of opulence, sent to the highest schools witlurnt knowing what it was to lack for mfeuns to raise him to ar istocratic ciroles. When he was grown up instead of being cast off into tho world to shift for himself and to make his fortune by the sweat of his face, he was provided witli a plantation, stocked^ with negroes where he had nothing to do but to recline in Ilia luxuries of case and pleasure, while Col. Lester was raised up to file plow handles, and left to build up his own fortune by hard labor an# manly perseverance. In the second place they entered up on tho times of the lute war under circumstances as different us day is from night. Dr. Felton was rich, he owned a plantation and forty or fifty negroes, his right to hie negro prop erty was about to ho contested by the North, and ho saw no chance to hold on to them but by seceding from the union and building up a confederacy that would protect them. He was therefore a rampant secessionist knowing that it would plunge us in to a gigantic internicine war. Col. Lester upon the other hand was for timely deliberation—for exhausting plausable treats of a settlement with tho North, and never autil the State went out of the union did he fully align himself with the secession movement. But when his state by a solemnjjacb voted our, aiul the cry was heard, to to arms, he no-' bly aud gallantly espoused the cause of his section and bare a naked bo som to the invading columns of the North in defense of our firesides and our altars.. Now might it not bo thought that Dr. Felton who hud the interest of fifty negroes at stake would have been one ol the first men to march to the front and meet the emergency which hv was so hasty to bring about. But lo! when the confederate llag was raised to float over the head ol the gallant defenders of the South, where was he; echo answers where. It matters not whether he screened himself from tho army by being a preacher-of the gospel, by being the master of fifteen slaves or by foraging in the hospital, the fact still stares him in the faoff that he never went into the army. Then these ttro men differ widely 1 in another thing. While Dr. Felton is zeulously seeking the office, the otlice is seeking Col. Lester. The former weuld break down the demo cratic parly and by the aid of tire radical vote si ill go to Congress through greed aud for self aggran. dizeinent. The latter would gallant ly bear the standard .of his party when called upon by a united pub lic sent meat. It may be amiss to make afew remarks in regard lo the two speak rugs here at Cedartown. I went to the first the 27lh July, ex pecting to hear Col. Lister and Dr. Felton face to face, but learned that Dr. Felton had refused to divide time with Col. Lester. I think there was about three bund ml there that day. Both parties I thought were very nearly equal in numbers. Dr. Fel ton dealt pretty largely in abuse to Lester. His speeeh was pretty nAich the same old thing, delivered rather cold and lifeless. At the close botli parties were dissatisfied.. The demo cratic beanae they did not get to hear Col. Lester, and th( radical because Dr, Felton had shown cowardice in refusing to meet him face to face. I then attendad the speaking last Friday. The crowd commenced gathering early in tile morning, and by eleven o’clock tljere was from fif teen hundred to two thousand peo ple assembled and seated ready to greet Col. Lester at d- hear him talk on the issues of tlje canvass. He made no personal attack upon his opponent, but made a plain common sense speech, richly interspersed with anecdotes infusing lifo and eu- ergy into the democratic throng. There was quite a respeotablo num ber of colored friends who listened to the speech with great attention and partook of the barbecue. The large crowd also enjoyed the rich mn8ic of the Rome Silver Cor net Band. Cato. Hon. Julian Hartidgc-ll i.s Address To His Constituents. Hon Julian Hartridge has written an able letter to the voters of tho First Congressional District, declin ing to he a candidate for Congress, from which we take the following extract*. “As I am no longer a candidate for your suffrages, 1 can without impro priety give you my views upon what I conceive to be my duly m the ap proaching campaign. ’Flu* election to be held in November next will be one of the most important in our history to the country, aud espially to the South. Tho Republican party will lose the control of the Fed eral Senate in March next. They arc notin complete accord with the Executive Department. Their great effort will be to control the House of Represent!ves in tho Forty-sixth Congress. Without such control they have no earthly chance to carry the Presidental election in 1880; with such control their prospect of success in that election is very much im proved. Henco they will strain every nerve, use all means, resort to every device and make nil combina tions or coalitions within their reach to obtain a majority iu the next House. In the Northern and Wes tern State, there are several closely contested districts, which in the pres ent Congress, were carried by the Democrats by very small majorities* In these districts the Republicans will make strumous exertions, and tho result may be doubtful. In tho South the plan will be to disinte grate the Democratic party by plac ing independents in the field, who will receive the support of the Re publican voters and dissatisfied Dem ocrats. The disintegration of the Democratic party in the South at tho present time means Republican suc cess in the next Presidential cam paign. By preserving a solid, com pact Democrat organization at the South, and by making all minor considerations, or desires, or ambi tions subservient to the great object of restoring the general Government to the orignnl and true principals ol its establish men t, the Democratic party has obtained possession of the House ol Representivws and the purse strings, will he in u majority in the next Senate, and will have i-very prospect of success in the next Presi dential contest; and thus will he un aided to give the perplo of the whole co mi try the blessings of an lomest and economical administration 'f the powers’of Gov* rnnieio, and to tho South tho assurance of equal rights in ur union which It is her in terest and her desire to mako per petual under the legitimate protec tion of tho constitution. Is not this great object of sufficient importance to us of the South, to cause us to'sacrifice all personal de sires of ambition , and unite in the preservati )i> of the only political or ganization by which we can hope to cure and perpetuate ouroqnaliiy in ie union, and our individual rights and liberties? I true', my fellow-citizens, that you will ste to it that in the approaching convention your delegates will uct with Imnnon , and place in nomina tion some candidates upon whom the whole stivngli of the democratic part, of the district can be co i/sec ra ted, miff that you will frown down all effort*, from whatever quarter they iuay come, to impair in any way the power of our party organization by which alone we can hope to tri umph. In tho Mi pi -it of the candi date of your c. nveniinn, und in tho effort io maintuin the integrity.of the democratic party, and to achieve the success. pf our principles and cause you can confidently rely upon the earnest co-operation of your fellow- citizen.” An Undeuiablo Truth. You deserve to suffer, and if yon lead a miserable, unsatisfactory life in this beautiful world, it is entirely your own fault and there is only one excuse for you—-your unreasonable prejudice and skepticism, which has killed thousands. Personal knowl edge and common sense reasoning will soon show you that Green’s Au gust Flower will cure you of Liver Complaint, or Dyspepsia, with all its miserable effects, such as sick head ache, palpitation of the heart, sour stomach, nervous prostration, low spirits, &c. Its sales now reach ev ery town on the Western Continent and not a Druggist hut will tell you of its wonderful cures. You can buy a Sample bottle fortlOcenfs- Three doses will relieve you. For sale by Bradford & Allen. juue 20 eow ly Mrs. T. B. Williams, MILLINER, No. 91, Broad St., *•*--- Rome, Ga* ®®1IAS on hand a iafge assortment of Hats, Flowers, Silks, and other goods in her line. Also, has on hand, at all times, Zepher, white and col ored; Standard Card Board, Mottoes, &c. B-gTHcftioftiber the place, nearly* opposite W. T. McWilliams & Co.’s new building. C{. W. T^ecitljeT^tor^ & do., D—Ji—A-^-E—It—S I-N =# | fj | Y=eG | O | O | f> | Aro now receiving their mammoth stock of new Spring and Summer Goods. won mrocflK is 00mm Prices in Keeping with the Times, and Goods Must bo Sold. • Call early and make your selections We also BUY COTTON, anil pay the highest Cash price iof Country Produce oct. ft, 1877-ly Depot, 104 READE STREET, New York. LJFE INSURANCEi Tho Following Table, being n partial Last of Losses paid by til. Mobile Life Insurance Company, b practical illustrations of tho BonolUn and Profit* of Lift) /dm No of ■Policy. NAME. RESIDENCE. 'Policy' Total MT’ 318 Ml John I). C.uirv John S. Ghkknk Evergreen Alabama Mobile, *2,500 4.COO *129 45 110 00 m John if. Hohkuts Mhs, Sarah A. Fuller F.lylon? •' 3,IKK) 2,tXX) 82 5ft JJJJ J. F. Rasiiury AhOfKON KiiAsr.ii Jesse a L. IIknnett Tjlii'^roan! 1 "*' AUI 1,11 ' Aiihum, Alabama (inhume, Texas (Gold) 8,000 5.01*0 1.000 97 41 408 40 35 80 1390 1719 1441 1718 War. II. Rai'Ieii Okcah W. Stewart .John M. Worden Dr. L. W. Harms Mobile, Alabama Memphis, Tonnuasoe Whistler, Alabama 8,000 1,000 2.8oo 1,000 101 12 80 43 50 03 82 51! 2951 Wsi. A. Fhaxier Thomas W. Baker J. <\ Milligan Opelika, Monroe County, Mississippi 1*000 198 9o 280 75 loss 913 3100 Wm. T. Harlan Mrs. Eliza J. Aldrich P L. 11AI.UKIIT Houston, Mississippi Crockett, Texas 3,000 2,5oo 2.000 lot 15 12? 5o lol oo 8113 2171 Hid F. M. McDl'fpke Ioiin Holmes Toiin Mender Oeokok A. Brown- Fort Deposit, Alabama' Mobile, (Melmme, Texas (Gold) W “ (Gold* 2.500 2.500 3.500 0? 50 87 40 fio 03 211 20 Hi W. It. Donor Rev. Colvxbs Smith loud County, Texas fierjdiau, Mississippi Gadsden, Alabama 33f 8o 121 Oo 48 01 (Ml r M ) 1,'juo mv 1,917 41 U.07S 2o 2,378 40 053 8W For further information apply to J. 1). It Gu. NLOW, Cedartown, Dec. 13, 1877-ly NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Citation for Letters of Dismission. GEOnaiA-IIAKALSON COUNTY: Whereas, Rcuhon and John R Ilulconihe, Admin istrators of Reuben Ilalcome, represents to the Court in their petition duly Died and entered ®n record that thoy have Atlly Administered Reuben Ilalcombo’s oetate, this 1b therefore to clto nil per- concerned, kindred and creditors, to show ?, If any they have, why said Administrators should not be discharged from their Administra tion and receive Letters of Dismission on the first Monday In November, 1878. This August 2nd, 1878 aug 8 Odd S. M. DAVENPORT, Ordinary. Gl! 'KORGIA—HARALSON COUNTY. Austin Ayers, Administrator of tho Estate < f Nathan Gann, deceased having died his petition lo sell the real estate belonging to the estate of Na than Gann, it Is therefore ordered thutall persons next of kin and creditors are hereby notified to bo and appear at my oflice, on the first Monday iu September, 1878, and show cuuse.if any they havo, why said petition should not bo grunted. This 4th day of August, 187S. 8. M. DAVENPORT, »ng 8 8d Ordinary. Restaurant & Lodging. iVu. lJf Broad Sired, Home, Git. Sample Tables and Itooms for Com mercial Travelers. Single Meal * «» Single Lodging .'.'.'.'.'.'."..1 5 Board and Lodging, per day " " i on Board, pet'day . OYSTERS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH MEALS. Table supplied with the best the market affords.—Mculs at all hours* Nov. 33 ’77-ly Borne Until*#®,*?. CHANGE OF SCHEDULE. On and alter SUNDAY, JUNE J>', lS'.S, fa* rains will run on tho Rome Railroad as follows: EVENING TRAIN. Leave Romo daily at. 010AM Return to Rome at 13,30 P M SATURDAY ACCOMMODATION.- Lcavo Rome (Saturday only) - a< 5 C9 P M 1 Return to Romo at p C. M. PENNINGTON', Qcu’l Sup’t. ap2Vtf JNO. E. STILLWELL. Tickot Ag’t ARNES’ Pat 1 Power Mach in *» different machines \ which Builders, Cn I Makers. Wagon M 'and Jobbers in mis noours work cun £!•'•*•-to Quality ,„„1 «Ith steam power nianufi _ vftll send Machines Trial if Desiaed. Sny where t6u read this and sirnd forcatn wxcir,i. Ajoiii,,,AnNit f,S Hearn Male School* CAVE SPRING, GA. THfljfe* S , UB ? ,on 9 f th,B RcbPbl will open' urnA®' 1 s *rl ftU B C, , 0BU U*° Fal1 Teem December ! 8 n | !,'5' T . h .9 Spring Term opens January 0th uwn c te, w ; rlK0 Declamation Jtino 37th, Ml? iscsSia S circulars orotlrerinformation, uddr-ss the Prlnciml • Barham’o Infallible* FILE Bulan riS'OuStaJtmiia, H. c. sssas fimUttal m pUutlva comma house, 85X Whllahnll wul Bran,1 Street! ATLANTA, .OA 1 . Don't forKO't to stop at Ilia nlinVe froireo wkei you go to Atlanta. You will mid things “all right’ -.Bountifully .iippiled, und charged only $l pe*dk’ UlOU IWa I. B. UPUILMV, Proprlotoa.'