The Cedartown Express.
By Jdo. W. Radley.
Official Organ of Polk and Haralson Counties.
Subscription $9 Per Annum.
CEDARTOWN, GA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 21), 1878.
i T 0 II N E Y A T LAW,
o ncoin the Court House, with Judge Brewer.)
111 practice In the Superior Court*or Polk,
Holding, Haralson twid Douglas, anil In nny other
county in the tftftto, by apodal contract; also In
the Federal Qi.tr t at-Atlanta ami In the Buprorao
Court of Ga.
AC URD0CK MoBRIDE '
A. T T 0 It N E Y A T LAW,
BUCHANAN, U A.
•gr Will practice In all the Courta of the Koine
Oircalt and nfljolnlng countleH. may ‘13-78-tf
jy^ANOE & KING
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Circuit, lu the Supremo Court or the Stato, ami In
thu W. 8. District Court for the Northern DUtrlct
of Georgia. Nov, 11, 1874.
T. W. MILNER. J. W. HARRIS, Jn
IV £ILN£R Sc HARRIS.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
LIT Uwoi on Main Street, next door to Gil*
mth A Hon. Mr. Mlluor Will attend the Superior
9oart of Polk oounty regularly.
March S. 1877-tf
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ATTORNEY ft COUNSELLOR AT IjAW,
Will pmetlco In all tITu courta of the Home
Circuit aud adjoining couutlca. novll, 1874
W. Iff. STRANGE,
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Jay Collections solicited, and
money paid oxer punctually.
JAS. D. ENLOW, J. f.
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The Last Sixpence.
It was a chill, bleak morning in
November that Charles Aubrey emer
ged from an old shud where lie
bad passed the last part of the night,
under a pile of sheep-skins. As he
stood there now, his lips were parched,
and his limbs shook as though with
the palsy. lie tnoohanioally placed
his hand in his pocket and took
therefrom a sixpence. He searched
further—felt in every pocket—but he
could find no more. That single six
pence was the last of his fortune.
“Ah, Charley, Charley,” he mu ru
mored to himself, “you’ve run your
race. Where now are the friends who
have so long hung abont you? One
poor sixpence! It will buy me one
glass of grog to allay my burning
thirst. Oh, would to God it would
buy me one true friend!”
IIo raised his eyes and beheld an
old woman with bended back,-who
came tottering on slowly and trem?
blingly. Her garments were torn
and tattered, and the thin gray hair
hung matted and uncombed. She
stopped when she came to where the
youth stood and leaned heavily upon
“Charity, good sir,”she uttered, in
hoarse, tremulous tones. “Give me
wherewith to purchase a single meal,
and I’ll ask God to bless then.”
By my life, good woman, you aro
the very one I have been wishing for.
Here is all I have; it is my last six
pence! Take it. I have only wished
it could bring me one true friend.”
“But what good would come of
that while you continue to curse
The youth started, but ho spoke
If yon would have mo for a
frieud, will you listen to me ns a
“Then let this bs your lowest vale
of life,” said the woman, with start
ling solemnity. “Turn now and go
up hill. Go up, up, till you have
reached the sunshine once more. I
knew your mother, diaries Aubrey
and I remember well how kind she
Oh, did she think that her
well-beloved son would sink so low?”
“Stop, 8top,” groaned the unhappy
youth. “Oh, who shall give me the
first lift to regain all I have lost?”
: I will.”
You? Who arc you? You say you
knew my mother. Who are you?”
“Never mind. Suffice it for you
to know that I suffered as deeply as
you ever did. I know what it is to
suffer. I say I can give you the first
lift. I mean by that I cay. show you
the way. Follow my counsel, aud
you may yet recover all that you have
No, no, not all. Oh, there is one
loss I can never make up!” And as
he spoke he bowed his head and cov
ered his face with his hands.
“Let not such feelings be wi^th you
now. First resolve that you will
turn from the evil which has brought
you down. You know what it is as
well ai I do. Can you do this?”
“Ay, I had done it ere you came
'‘Then the next step. Go and
make a friend who can help you far
ther. Go to Amop Williams, and—”
‘No, no, not there. Oh, not thereB
“Go to his store and freely confess
to him all your faults,” resumed the
woman, without seeming to notice
the interruption. “Tell him all, and
then ask him to trust you ouce more.”
“No, no, I dare not go to him.”
“But listen. I heard Mr. Williams
say with his own lips that he would
help you if he could; that he would
give you his hand if you would only
“Did he say so?” uttered Charles,
He did. And now, Charles Au
brey, be assured that you have not
lost everything. Letpeople know
that you intend to arise and be a
man, and all whose friendship is
worth having will give you their
hands. Go to Amos WilliaraB first!”
“I will go.”
“Then give me the sixpence.”
AmoB Williams stood at the great
desk in his counting-room, and he
was alone. While he thus stood, cas
ting up a colurnu of figures upon a
page of one of the ledgers, the door
was opened, and Charles Aubrey en
tered. He was yet pale ancl haggard,
and looked as he did when wo saw
him two hours ago. The merchant
started back with an utterance of
pain and surprise as he reo ignized in
the miserable form before him the
once happy and beloved youth whom
he delighted to honor.
“Charles,” he uttered, as soon as
he could command his speech, “why
have you come here?”
‘Mr. Williams,’ spoke the youth,
iu a choking voice, ‘I have come to—
to—tell you that my course of wick
edness is run, and from this moment
Here he stopped. Ho hesitated a
moment, and then his feelings over
come him, and bowing his head he
burst into tears, and sobs loud and
deep liroke from his lips. The mer
chant was deeply affected, and with
the warm tears gathering quickly in
his own eyes he started forward and
placed his baud upon the youth’s
“Charles,” ho uttered in a tremu
lous, eager voioe, “have you resolved
to bo a man?”
“With God’s help I will be a man
again!” was the youth’s reply.
“Is your money all gone?”
“Yes, sir. This morning T had
ouo solitary sixpence left, aud that I
gave to a poor old woman who had
mo come here.”
“Ay, I know her. She is an unfor
tunate creature who has suffeied
much. I bade her if she saw you,
and you wore cast down and repen
tant, to send you here, for I heard
yesterday that you wore at the foot
of the precipice. Now, if you Are
determined, you shall uot want for
In eager, broken, sobbiugsentences,
Charles poured out his thanks and
stated the resolution he had takeu.
“Aud now,” said Mr. Williams,
after tho matter had beeu talked
over some, “we must find a place
where you can recruit your strength
a little before y.ou try work. There
is my brother who owns a farm at
M—. He would be glad to have you
come and stop awhile; and when you
wholly recover your wasted strength
you shall have a place here.”
At first tho youth refused to ac
cept so much, for he kuew his uu-
worthiness; but the merchant simply
“You can pay mo for all this if
you choose, so you need not be deli*
cate about it; and as for your uqwor
thiness—when the lost ones of earth
aro not worth redeeming, then some
other standard of worth must be re
garded than that simple one which
Jesus of Nazareth gave to his follow
So it was settled that Charles
should go into the country and re
main a while. • He found Mr. Wil
liams, the brother, ready and happy
to receive him, aud there he soou
began to regain his health aud spirit.
In two weeks he was as strong ns ev
er, and at tho end of a month the
marks of dissipation had all left his
face. Then he returnied to town
and entered the store. Amos Wil
liams gave him a lucrative station,
aud bade him remember uothing of
t he past save the one lesBon he had
“Charles,” he said, “you remember
the Widow Swan?”
“Well, I have engaged board for
you there. I hope the arrangement
will suit you.”
“Yes, sir,” returned the youth,
From that time Charles Aubrey
went on nobly and truly in the path
he had marked out.
Little did Charles Aubrey know
how closely he had been watched.
Mr. Williams knew his every moment,
even to his prayers, which he poured
forth in the privacy of his own apart
ments. Thus passed away three
months, and at the end of that time
Mr. Williams called the young man
into the countiugroom one evening
after the reBt of tho people had gone.
“Well, Charles,” the merchant
comenced. “how would you like to
change your boardiug-place?”
There was something in the look
and tone of the man as he spoke
these words that made the youth
“If you would like.’ tho merchant
esumed, iu the same low, straifgcf
tone, “you may como aud board with
mo. I will not deceive you, Gharlei.
Until I could know that you would
entirely reform, I dared uot carry you
to my house; but l am satisfied nov.
I have not doubted you, but I would
prove you. And n w, if you pleas?,
you can inform Mrs. y'wau that yo.i
shall board witu lit. n > more. She
will not bo disappointed, for I have
spokon with her on the subject,”
With these words Mr. Williams
left the store, aud as soon as Cbarbs
could recover from tho strange cau
tions that had almost overpowered
him, he called the porter to com • and
lock up, and thou ha iog locked up
the groat safe, ho took his departure*
On the next morning he came to
tho store, aud when his employer
came, he informed him that he |ud
given his notice to Mrs. Swan.
“Very well,” returned tho mer
chant. “This evening, then, 3011
will go home with me.”
Evening ouuie, and Charles Au
brey accompanied his friend home.
Tea was ready, the rest of the fami
ly having oaten an hour before. Af
ter tea Charles was conducted to the
sitting room, whoro lamps wore burn
ing, and where Mr. Williams infor-
hitn lie could atnuso himself by read
ing. Charley sal down there, and
his employer weut out, but he could
not road. Thus he sat, when the
door slowly opened, and a female
appeared within the apartment. With
a quick step he sprang forward, aud
without, a word he caught a fair girl
to his bofeom.
“Mary,” he uttered, as he gazed
into the sparkling cyei of the fair be
ing who still clung fondly to him,
“you still love me—you forgive me
all—and trust mu once more?”
“Yes,’ she murfhured; and cro she
could speak further her father enter
ed the room.
“Aha! So you’ve found him, have
you, Mary?” he cried, in a happy, joy
“Mr. Williams,’ uttered Charles,
still holding Mary by the baud and
speaking with difficulty, “I hope I’m
not deceived. Oh, you have not
brought me hero to kill me! You can
not have passed this cup to my lips
only to dash it away again!’
“Of course not,’said the merchant.
“But you must know the whole
truth, and for fear my child may not
tell you, I’ll tell yon myself. This
noble girl lias never ceased
love yon, aid when you, were
the lowest down she loved you
the most. She came to me aud asked
me if she might save you if she could.
I could not toll her nay, and she went
to work. • She has suffered much,
and; Charles, it remains with yon to
decide whether her future shall be
one of happiness or not. She knew
that you were down, that your raou-
ey was all gone and that your false
friends had forsaken you. Then her
love for you grew bold and strong.
She wondered if you would repulse
her. She knew uot what might be
your feeling, and to save herself from
the pain of direct repulse from you,
she assumed a disguise, so that she
might approach you without being
known, and yet gain some idea of
your feelings, and save you if she
could. I think she has dono well.
At any rato she has resigned you to
herself, aud it must not be your fault
if the silken tie is loosed again.”
Aud with these words her father
left the apartment.
“You, Mary? You in disguise?” lie
queried, as soon as he could speak.
“Ay, my dear Charles; and you
know why I did it. Here—do you
not remember it!’ And as she spoke
she drew from ’her bosom a small
silken purse aud took therefrom a
The youth recognized it in an in
stant. “Ohl’ hecried, as he strained
the noble girl to his bosom, “what
can I say? Mary, Mary, my own
heart’s truest love, let my life in the
years to como tell my gratitude. Oh,
my all of life is yours, and my last
breath shall beai your name iu gra
titude to God!’
Er. Bennett, of Chapel Hili, N.
0., offers to butt heads with any in
the State, on a wager of five dollars.
The butter sculptor has gone to Par-
start " The blood rushed to his ’face >'■ ° r we wollld baok hel ' to bnrt his
GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS.
We, the Grand Jurors, chosen ami
sworn for the first week of Polk Su
perior Court, August Term, 1878,do
make the following presentments:
Through committees appointed by
our body, wo liavo examined the
hooks of the Ordinary, and find them
correctly kept, and his report here
unto attached within terms of the
The tax digest for 1878 was exam
ined by tho entire jury, and found to
be correct, and that our Receiver de-
servoespec.ini commendation for mak
ing a handsome book.
Total taxable property for 1878,
We have also examined the Treas
urer’s hooks, and find them nicely
kept, and the cash on hand, which
amount will he shown by report here
We have also examined the Sher
iff’s books, mid find them correct;
whose report will also bo fouud at
The books of the following Justices
were examined and found correct,
and proper charges made: W N
Strange, N I\, Rock mart, district;
James West, N P., 1223d district; J.
I) JCnlow aud W M Sparks. And we
would name, especially, tho book of
D N Hampton, of Hampton’s dis
trict, as being the nicest and best
kept book of any of the Justices
books that come before us.
The books of the Clerk of Supe
rior Court are found to b* neatly
kept, and his report hereunto attach
We find the roads in the county in
very good condition, and in udditiuu
wo are glad to report that the lost
road has been found aud woiked at
Wo find tho Bridge across Enhur-
lee, at Rockmart, in a very danger
ous condition, and on motion, it was
agreed that the Ordinary tie request
ed to remove the floor or otherwise
obstruct said bridge so as to prevent
horses or vehicles from passing
over the same, and that he pro
ceed at once to build a new bridge
iu tho place of said bridge.
We also find the following bridges
in bad condition: The one atOppert’s
Mill, at Mr. Ake’s, and on the Prior
Statiou road, and recommend that
the Ordinary have them repaired at
his earliest convenience.
We find the jail in perfect order,
and the prisoners well cared for.
The Court House we find about in
its usual condition, and that oft
mentioned leak in the north-west cor
ner over the stove, has not been
stopped yet. We would recommend
us a matter of economy, that said
leak be stopped at ouce.
Upon the subject of the Pauper
Farm wo learn from the Ordinary
that he has bought a farm of 240
acres, 100 acres of which is cleared
land, for $050 00. We are unani
mous in the belief that the county
cannot engage iu farming to profit.
hat it will cost moro to provide for
the paupers of the county on a farm
than in any other way provided for
We see from the presentments of
the grand juryjl of Bartow county,
that their pauper farm is a burdeu
upon the taxpayers of their county,
and they recommend that it be sold,
aud other arrangements be made for
We have made, aud present the
following as a lair estimate of the
cost of operating tho farm as before
for supporting and maintain
ing 20 paupers, (there are now about
forty on the list.) It is supposed
that not more than half of them
would go to tho farm.
ESTIMATE COST OF RUN
NING PAUPER FARM WITH 20
PAUPERS FOR 12 MONTHS.
Cost of Farm $950.
Proposed Buildings 200.
Beds and bedding 27 @15 405.
Tables and chairs
1 Cooking stove
Table-ware, cutlery etc.
Three mules and wagon 300.
Five milch cows 75.
Two sows and pigs 10.
Farming tools aud gear 25.
Interest on $2.03/5. 12 mouths @
1 Superintendent ,1(60.
Four farm hands and 1 extrH 600.
Two cooks, nurse and washer 120.
Medical attention 200.
Clothing for £0 paupers $15.)
men, women $7.50 f 225.
Rations for 27 persons $40. 1.080
Seed wheat and other seeds 40.
260 bushels corn for sibek 100.
PRODUCTS FOR 12 MONTHS.
20 acres in wheat 7 bushels per acre
less 1-10—120 bushels $120.
20 acres in oats 15 bushels )
praore less 1-10—300 bushels j 120.
5 sorghum 450 less A 300 40c 120.
5 Garden, potatoes etc. 50.
60 Corn 15 bushels 7.60 375.
Fodder, peas, shucks etc. 25.
2000 pounds pork 100.
Iu view of which we reotmtnend
thut the farm be rented out for the
next year to the highest bidder, tho
proceeus to be added to tho pauper
fund. We believe that tho rent will
pay a good interest on the invest
ment, and tliut the farm is cheap at
the price given for it.
And wo recommend further that
the ordinary be requested to provide
for tin* paupers in the future as in
the past, hoarding them out with
their friends at the lowest bidder, or
upon *such other terms as he may
think best far the county aud her
We recommend that W. C. Knight
be paid the sum of $15.50 for ink,
entering presentments, jury tickets
Wo recommend that W. G. Taylor
be paid $27.00 tho amount of his ac
count for services.
We recommend that these pre
sentments be published in both pa
pers of the county and that they he
paid live dollars each.
In closing our lauos we most
respectfully tender our thanks to his
Honor, John W. H. Underwood, the
Solicitor General C. T. Clements and
other officers for cuurtesies extended
to this body.
DAVID M RUSSELL, Foreman.
W A J Whitehead, P M Agan, It
C Wynn. J B Uuut, J Long, II B
MoGregbr, D It Kerr, W J Clark, P
O Pittman, It J Cason, J M Prior,
W J Taylor, J U Whitfield, L G
Childers, J W Casey, I C Davis, A J
Tonlinaon, J T Prior, A Morton, G
W Bubo, W C Barber, A Hunting-
Ordered and udjudged that the
within presentments be published
and that the publishers be paid in
accordance with the within recom
J. W. H. Underwood,
J S C R C.
and anon he turned pole.
head in half an hour.
Permanent Investment $2,035.
EXPENSES FOR 12 MONTHS.
- jlt>ro aud Thrift’ (Join.
However early in tftd nlqhiiug you
seek tho upitc of access, Voijf Hud it
already open, and however deep tie?
midnight moment when $,ui find
yourself iu tile sudden arms pT death,
the winged prayer cm bring ail in
stant Savior near; and this, wherever
you are. It needs Hot that you as
cend a special risgfb or Moriah. It
needs not (hat you'shahid,enter some
awful shrine, or put oil’ your shoes
on some holy ground. 0,>uld a me
mento bo reared on every spot from
hioh an acceptable prayer- has pas
sed away, and on which a prompt
answer has come down, we should
find Jehovah-shamrnah, “the Lord
hath been here,” inscribed on many
a cottage hearth and many a dun
geon floor. We would find it not
only in Jerusalem's prom,! temple,
David’s cedar gallon s, but in the
fisherman's cottage by the brink of
Genesuruth, and in the upper cham
ber whe*e Pentecost began. And
whether it be the field where Isaac
went to meditate, or the rocky knoll
where Jacob lay down to sleep, or the
brook where Israel wrestled, or tho
den where Daniel gazed on the hun
gry lions and the liens gazed on
him, or the hill-side where the Man
of Borrows priyyed all night, we
should still discerii^he prints of the
ladder’s feet let down from heaven—
the landing-place of mercies, because
the starting-point ol prayer.—Z/rtm-
One of the most„ useless of all
things is to take 11 deal of trouble in
providing against dangers that never
come. How many toil to lay up
riches which they never enjoy, to
provide for exigences that never come;
sacrificing present copil'ortand enjoy
ment in-guarding against tho wants
of a period they may never live to
s«e!— William Jtti/.
When alone, we have our thoughts
to watch; in tho family, our temper,;
in society, our tongues. We should
endeavor to illustrate our devotions
in the morning by our conduct
through the (lay.—Hannah More.
We can easily manage, if we will
only take, each day, the burden ap
pointed for it. But the load will be
too heavy for us if we add to its
weight the burden of to-morrow be
fore we are # called to*bear it.—John
A Firo-Fighllng Snake.
Unless tho Brazilians are guilty
of very large stery-telling, the snake
they call the surucucu is braver far
than the buffalo; for it is averred
that, if a fire be kiudled iu the woods,
these creatures glide out of their hi
ding-places, dash straight at the ob
noxious thing, and scatter its embers
with their tails; persisting, even
though half roasted, until the fire is
unterly extinguished. If a man car
ries a torch near their haunts, they
pass and repass him lashing his legs
until he drops it, when a surucucu
immediately coils itself about it aud
puts out the flames. A diminutive
terrier of our acquaintance used to
act on the same principle, although
his hatred of fire was a limited one.
He had no objection to it in its prop
er place, aud would complacently
contemplate the parlor fire, let it
blaze ever so merrily, without so
much as a wink; but the sight of a
lighted piece of paper rouBed Tiny’s
ire aud set him barking grievously;
and if the paper were thrown on the
floor, he went for it at once, deftly
contriving to stamp out the flame
without burning his toes.
A cheerful wife makes a happy
home, because the emotion is con*
tagious, and almost unconsciously
the household is happy in response,
because every member of the family
is cheerful by the genial influence of
tho wif® and mother.
Anxiety is the poison of life; the
parent of many sins, and of more
miseries. Why, then,allow it, when
we know that all the future irfguided
by a Father’s hand .—/Hair.
God doniuuds an account of tho
past: that we must render hereafter,
lie demands an improvement «f the
present, and this we render now,—
year by year we nine
Frlt-mla out of sight, in laltli to mine
llow grows in parntllae our «toro;
Then puts, ye mourners,cheerily on,
Through prayer unto the tomb;
Still, aa ye watch Ufa's fiAlinx lonf,
Gnthorlng, from ovary loan and grlaf.
Uopo of nuw *priiis' aud endleaa home.
He who seldom thinks of heureu
is not likely to get there. The way
to hft the nutrk is to keep tin eye
fixed upon it.—Bishop Horno.
Mind not much who is with thee,
or who is ngrtinst thee; but titke cure
that God may be with thee iu every
thing thou doest.
If this poor earth,
With all ite aln and woo, doth yctakonad
In loveliness aud beauty, O what .-nuat be
The beauty of that world unstained by it hi,
Whole flowers are radelcsa, aud whoso harpa
Aro ever thrilling Redemption’s song?
'Eye hath not seen’ that world, uot- human heart
B'er thrilled with angel symphonies,
“It doth not yet appear what we shall bo.”
“If Dr. Felton is honest in his
chnrge against Judge Lester in »c-
oeptiug pay as Uoinmissioner of Em
igration, why does he not nrrnign
Gen. Woflurd for receiving three
thousend dollars as Receiver of the
Alabama and Chattanooga railroad?
Wo d. not think Gen. Watford is
guilty of theft because he received a
salary of three thousand dollars un
der Bnllook, bat Doctor Felton does.
If Gen. Wofford had been the nomi
nee, how the Dootor would haTe fid.,
died on the string. No man is hon
est who opposes the Doctor.—Home